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Catalan protesters told use Android given Apple's App Store restrictions, censorship. This and the Hong Kong fiasco show the dark side of a walled garden. Agree or disagree? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Friday Highlights: Reuters reports Tim Cook met China's State Administration for Market Regulation following Hong Kong app imbroglio, topics covered Apple's investments in country, and more—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Washington Post says "Apple...far from safe in the U.S.-China trade war"; Apple once again most valuable company, but Barron's asks if it can keep the crown; UK carrier O2 hints 5G iPhones in 2020; The Guardian investigates deaths at Amazon's warehouse floor; you can breathe easy now...or not, US military scraps floppy disks for nuke launches in favor of "highly-secure" SSD; Samsung says Galaxy 10 fingerprint flaw fix next week; call issues, battery bugs unfixed in iOS 13.1.3; new AirPods Pro coming this month?

Apple/Macintosh
  • "2019 Apple Mac Pro vs. 2013 Mac Pro: How Far Has the Hardware Come? With new Radeon Pro graphics, PCI Express expansion slots galore, and the option for up to a 28-core Xeon CPU, the new Mac Pro is light-years ahead of its predecessor. Let's break down the 2019 Mac Pro vs. the 2013 Mac Pro, part by part."  PC Magazine 7:07 AM
  • "Apple Must Ditch the MacBook Butterfly Switch to Regain Trust"  LAPTOP Magazine 7:16 AM
  • "$999 for a Monitor Stand? This Time, Apple May Have Gone Too Far: It created a lot of buzz, but not the good kind."  Inc. 2:58 PM
  • "Project Catalyst aims to bring apps to the Mac, enhance titles for iPad" AppleInsider 3:04 PM
  • "At Apple WWDC, taking stock of Tim Cook's hits and misses: We break down how Steve Jobs' successor has fared over the past eight years"  CNET 6/7
  • "Apple's next stage is about reclaiming privacy, and a different kind of PC: Software chief Craig Federighi takes us through his thinking about the iPad as a laptop replacement, dark mode and Apple Sign In. Oh, and why he's not superstitious about iOS 13."  CNET 6/7
  • "Apple makes a lot of money out of our apps" ["Not only does Apple dictate all terms and conditions for each app in its store, it also takes ownership of the customer relationship, keeps the valuable customer data, insists on using only its own payment system and imposes a commission of 30 per cent of the fees paid by the consumers."]  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/7
  • "It's time for Apple Watch to leave the iPhone behind: WatchOS 6 pushes Apple's smartwatch to greater independence, but it needs to stand completely alone."  CNET 6/7
  • "WWDC: What Apple's biggest announcements mean for the company/A look at where things are headed."  Macworld 6/7
  • "Scammers taking advantage of Apple iTunes phaseout: Sending slick phishing emails to iTunes users" WCPO Cincinnati 6/7
OS X
News
  • "Apple explains what the closure of iTunes means for you and your music" BetaNews 6/7
  • "Here are 6 MacOS Catalina security changes coming from Apple this fall: Some of these changes announced at WWDC will look familiar to iPhone owners." CNET 6/7
  • "macOS Catalina lets you approve even more with Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 6/7
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Why your Mac is running slow and what you can do to fix it: It only takes a few minutes to figure out what's ailing your Mac." CNET 6/7
  • "Apple Kills iTunes: Everything You Need to Know/With macOS Catalina, Apple is replacing iTunes with three separate apps: Music, TV, and Podcasts. What does that mean for your files, and what about those on Windows PCs? Here's what you need to know about the demise of iTunes." PC Magazine 6/7
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to downgrade from the developer beta of macOS Catalina back to macOS Mojave: If you decide the developer beta of macOS Catalina just isn't working for you, you can downgrade back to Mojave." iMore 9:03 PM
  • "How to make a bootable Mojave drive to downgrade from the developer beta of macOS Catalina: The developer beta of macOS Catalina is the new hotness right now, but you may not want to keep it. You may want to go back to Mojave." iMore 9:03 PM
  • "Most important MacOS Catalina features coming to Mac this fall: Apple has a lot in store for your Mac, from running your mobile apps to using the iPad as a second screen." CNET 10:02 AM
  • "Apple's macOS Catalina fixes the most annoying thing about Dark Mode" Mashable 6/7
  • "Can't import a .peg file? Use the Image Capture app: An old oddity seems to block certain file imports from iOS devices." Macworld 6/7
  • "Here are 6 MacOS Catalina security changes coming from Apple this fall" CNET 6/7
  • "Mac User's Guide: How To Set Up And Use Find My Friends Feature?" Apple Gazette 6/7
  • "How to sync your iPhone and iPad with your Mac in macOS Catalina" iMore 6/7
  • "Creating A Letterhead Template In Mac Pages" MacMost 6/7
  • "How to add a Google Chrome shortcut icon to your desktop" Business Insider 6/7
  • "How to open Apple's DMG files in Windows 10" AppleInsider 6/7
  • "How Do I Preserve My iTunes Purchased Music When iTunes Is Gone?" MacMost 6/7
Op/Ed
  • "The makers of Duet Display and Luna on life after Apple's Sidecar" TechCrunch 9:34 AM
  • "The NeXT Era Ends, and the Swift Era Begins" Pixel Envy 7:12 AM
  • "The NeXT Era Ends, the Swift Era Begins"  inessential 6/7
  • "iTunes to Apple Music in Catalina: What You Need to Know" The Mac Observer 6/7
  • "WWDC 2019 First Words, Which I May End Up Eating Later, but Hopefully Not" inessential 6/7
  • "Why SwiftUI might be the biggest thing to come out of WWDC" Cult of Mac 6/7
  • "SwiftUI: Embracing the nonobvious?" Erica Sadun 6/7
Press Releases
  • "Microspot Ltd Releases MacDraft 7 64 bit, the latest CAD App for Mac" prMac 6/7
  • "Jamf product manager 'excited' and pleased with this week's WWDC announcements" Apple World Today 6/7
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's quiet CryptoKit launch could bolster blockchain on iPhones"  VentureBeat 6/7
  • "Apple Store designer submits plans to redevelop Notre Dame with glass roof and spire"  Telegraph 6/7
  • "Sour Apple Harasses iPhone Repair Shop With Relentless Counterfeit Suit" HotHardware 6/7
  • "Hearing Health in WatchOS 6 is going to open our eyes and plug our ears" ZDNet 6/7
  • "Music to Apple's and Spotify's Ears: Paid Streaming Expected to Skyrocket" Motley Fool 6/7
  • "Corporate Equality Index sees Apple score a perfect 100%" 9to5Mac 6/7
  • "Photos From WWDC 2019: Mac Pro Studio, Get-Togethers, Scholars, Weezer Concert, and Beyond" MacRumors 6/7
  • "Apple Camp for Kids Returns This Summer, Registration Opens June 17" MacRumors 6/7
Non-Apple News
  • "Maker Faire ceases operations amid financial trouble: It might not be the end, but it's dark times for homebrew tech." Engadget 6:42 PM
  • "G20 agrees to push ahead with digital tax: communique" Reuters 7:08 AM
  • "Google Confirms Android Smartphone Security Backdoor" Forbes 7:06 AM
  • "Comcast broke law 445,000 times in scheme to inflate bills, judge finds: Comcast deception leads to refunds and $9M fine, a fraction of the amount sought." Ars Technica 6/7
  • "Congress is taking on YouTube's pedophilia problem" The Verge 6/7
  • "Give up your password or go to jail: Police push legal boundaries to get into cellphones" NBC News 6/7
  • "Russian Jesus gives up food to meditate on how he can improve crypto messenger Telegram" The Register 6/7
  • "Which ISPs Spend the Most Money on Lobbying?" PC Magazine 6/7
  • "Robocalls: FCC wants them blocked by default but you may pay extra" ZDNet 6/7
  • "Google's LGBTQ employees are furious about YouTube's policy disasters" The Verge 6/7
  • "Google Maps gets a speedometer: Another reason to look at your phone when driving?" ZDNet 6/7
Publications/Podcasts
  • "WWDC/AltConf -Dave Hamilton On The Mac Pro, HomeKit Routers, and macOS Catalina" MacVoices 2:49 PM
  • "Apple's New Mac Pro: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, with John Kheit -ACM 515" The Mac Observer 6/7
  • "The growing chaos at YouTube: A bonus Vergecast episode" The Verge 6/7
  • "iMore show 660: Live from WWDC 2019!" iMore 6/7
  • "The Vergecast covers WWDC 2019" The Verge 6/7
  • "The Dalrymple Report: WWDC with John Gruber and Matt Drance" The Loop 6/7
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 228: WWDC 2019 impressions: iOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina and tvOS 13" 9to5Mac 6/7
  • "New Security and Privacy Features in macOS Catalina and iOS 13" Intego Mac Podcast 6/7
  • "Live from WWDC - the Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR, iOS 13, macOS Catalina and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 6/7
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple's 'Unwieldy' Move To Toss Filter Defect Suit Denied" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 6/7
  • "Apple denied dismissal of 'unwieldy' dust filter class action lawsuit" AppleInsider 6/7
  • "iPhone will soon protect you from endless spam calls" Cult of Mac 6/7
  • "iOS 13 lets apps simultaneously snap photos, video, audio and depth from multiple mics & cameras" iDownload Blog 6/7
  • "Multi-cam support in iOS 13 allows simultaneous capture" 9to5Mac 6/7
  • "Apple's quiet update to Siri Shortcuts brings the niche tool into the mainstream" AppleInsider 6/7
  • "Apple MP3 Music Player Lives On With Release Of New iPod touch" MacPrices 6/7
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/7
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/7

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPod Touch 2019 review: Who still buys an iPod? iPod Touch, huh, what is it good for - absolutely more than you'd think." CNET 7:16 AM
  • "Review: WaterField's Tech Rolltop Backpack is a durable if pricey status symbol" AppleInsider 7:15 AM
  • "Apple iPad Pro keyboard review: Logitech, Zagg, Brydge, Apple" The Verge 6/7
  • "Hands on: Bose's speaker-equipped Frames sunglasses for the iPhone" AppleInsider 6/7
iOS Apps
  • "10 features coming to iOS 13 you may have missed: With over 100 new features coming in iOS 13, there are a few that you may have missed. Here are some cool ones you may not have known about!" iMore 6:44 PM
  • "Everything new with HomePod in iOS 13" AppleInsider 12:08 PM
  • "Everything you need to know about Apple's upcoming iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS updates: Apple announced all the software updates coming this fall, here's where you'll get all the details." iMore 9:59 AM
  • "iPadOS: Initial Thoughts, Observations, and Ideas on the Future of Working on an iPad" The Sweet Setup 6/7
  • "watchOS 6 introduces Audiobooks, Calculator, and other apps to Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 6/7
  • "iPadOS and iOS 13 bring external drive support, iCloud folder sharing, ZIP, Column view, keyboard shortcuts and more to the Files app" iDownload Blog 6/7
  • "Hands on with iOS 13 'Look Around' in Apple Maps" AppleInsider 6/7
  • "Hands on with Apple's new voice control accessibility feature" AppleInsider 6/7
  • "Hands-on with 200+ iOS 13 changes and features [Video] 9to5Mac 6/7
  • "Hands on with Apple's new Memoji stickers in iOS 13" AppleInsider 6/7
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to create configuration profiles for Apple devices" TechRepublic 6/7
  • "How to Stop an iCloud Restore on iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 6/7
  • "How to use external storage on iPad and iPhone with iOS 13" AppleInsider 6/7
  • "Apple Details How The New 'Find My' App Works" Redmond Pie 6/7
  • "Powerbeats Pro Teardown" iFixit 6/7
  • "How to use Voice Memos on your Apple Watch: This fall, you can record voice messages right from your wrist" iMore 6/7
  • "How to manage message announcements on iPhone and iPad: Here's how to customize how message announcements work in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13." iMore 6/7
  • "How to add attachments and tags to reminders on iPhone and iPad" iMore 6/7
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iOS 13 will show locations where apps have tracked you: You can make an informed decision about your privacy." Engadget 9:03 PM
  • "Apple Believes iPadOS 13 Mouse Support For iPad Will Appeal To Many Users" Redmond Pie 5:25 PM
  • "Apple's new sign-in button is built for a post-Cambridge Analytica world: Protection against developers, not hackers" The Verge 9:36 AM
  • "Making the Grade: 3 takeaways from WWDC 2019 for IT departments" 9to5Mac 9:13 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 13 'Silence Unknown Callers' Feature Is Sounding Pretty Sweet" Gizmodo 7:12 AM
  • "Apple's $999 Pro Stand is just the latest sign of its identity crisis"  VentureBeat 6/7
  • "Break Up Big Tech? Some Say Not So Fast" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/7
  • "Apple's new iPod touch isn't for the converted; it's for the nonbelievers: A $200 gateway drug to a $1,000 iPhone" The Verge 6/7
  • "WWDC: How Apple is making Maps much, much better" Apple Must 6/7
  • "WWDC: All the Apple TV improvements we've seen this year" Apple Must 6/7
  • "Apple Shows Pro Content Creators Some Love with New Mac Pro" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/7
  • "This is how much Apple's $6,000 Mac Pro would cost as a PC" Digital Trends 6/7
  • "WWDC: Get to know Apple's 11+ new privacy tools" Apple Must 6/7
  • "iPadOS turned the iPad Pro into a proper computer: what it still needs" SlashGear 6/7
Non-Apple
  • "The Catch-22 that broke the Internet: Google's big outage also blocked access to the tools Google needed to fix it." Ars Technica 8:10 PM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro review: I'm spoiled for all other screens" Neowin 3:05 PM
  • "Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018) review/A quick look at Samsung's budget tablet" TechRadar UK 9:36 AM
  • "Is your internet good enough for Google Stadia? It's complicated" Android Authority 6/7
  • "The Future of Television: How is a television like a fax machine? They are both obsolete."  I, Cringely 6/7
  • "E3 2019 tips: How to survive the mayhem of gaming's big trade show" VentureBeat 6/7
  • "Xbox One And PS4 Don't Need To Fear Google Stadia, Which Is Mired In Contradictions" Forbes 6/7
Humor/Cartoons
  • "FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend for June 07, 2019" GoComics 6/7
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "WWDC 2019 Spectacular Show Episode #402" Touch Arcade 6/7
  • "Dr. Mac's Guide to Making Special Projects with Specialty Paper" The Mac Observer 6/7
  • "Apple Watches offered by Apple in grant program to qualifying ResearchKit and CareKit projects" AppleInsider 6/7
  • "Multi-cam support in iOS 13 allows simultaneous capture" 9to5Mac 6/7
  • "Mindful App Announces the Release of the Mindful Family App" prMac 6/7
  • "Grand Theft Auto 3 picks up iPhone XS, iPad Pro support" Cult of Mac 6/7
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Purges Massive Facial Recognition Database As Privacy Concerns Mount" HotHardware 6:23 PM
  • "Microsoft deletes massive facial recognition data set: The 'MS Celeb' data set had over 10 million images" TechSpot 8:56 PM
  • "Microsoft Deleted Their Entire Facial Recognition Database For Some Reason" Hot Air 8:56 PM
  • "Inside the farm of the future: Microsoft shows us how emerging technologies like the cloud, IoT and artificial intelligence will transform agriculture, helping farms grow more produce and consume fewer resources." CNET 7:10 AM
  • "Preview: When And Where To Watch Microsoft's Big Xbox Press Conference And What To Expect" Forbes 10:00 AM
  • "Microsoft adds new calendar-related feature to Outlook for Android" phoneArena 12:14 PM
  • "AMD — 'We Need to Start Talking About Ray Tracing'" eTeknix 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Reclaims $1 Trillion Mark as Stock Climbs to Record" Bloomberg 6/7
  • "Microsoft's stock surge lifts market cap above $1 trillion, more than $100 billion above Amazon and Apple" MarketWatch 6/7
  • "NSA Warns Microsoft Windows Users: Update Now Or Face 'Devastating Damage'" Forbes 6/7
  • "Windows 10 zero-day details published on GitHub" ZDNet 6/7
  • "Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform is not dead, but it has evolved over the years" Windows Central 6/7
  • "Microsoft deletes massive face recognition database" BBC 6/7
  • "Microsoft takes down huge MS-Celeb-1M facial recognition database" BetaNews 6/7
  • "Microsoft pulls open facial recognition dataset after Financial Times investigation" The Verge 6/7
  • "Microsoft Partners With Startup Truffle On Blockchain Developer Tools For Azure Cloud Service" Forbes 6/7
  • "IBM Confirms Layoffs of 1,700 Workers: The tech giant confirms reports it is planning layoffs that could affect as many as 1,700 workers." TheStreet 6/7
  • "IBM Terminations May Be Sign of Things to Come" Scoop 6/7
  • "IBM Layoffs 2019: 12 Things to Know About the Job Cuts" InvestorPlace 6/7
  • "What's big, blue, and hands out pink slips? IBM on Thursday: Word spreads of job cuts" The Register 6/7
  • "IBM, T-Systems scrap mainframe venture after German criticism" Reuters 6/7
  • "Beyond the PC: Lenovo's ambitious plan for the future of computing" ZDNet 6/7
  • "Intel's Twin River dual-screen laptop design is an ambitious attempt to change the status quo" BGR India 6/7
  • "Intel kills off a (minor) product line" SemiAccurate 6/7
  • "AMD and Samsung's GPU Licensing Deal: A New Era of Collaboration?" AnandTech 6/7
  • "AMD says 'we need to start to talk about our ray tracing strategy'" PCGamesN 6/7
  • "Dell Launches XPS 15 7590: Up to 5 GHz and Overclockable, 15.6-Inch OLED" AnandTech 6/7
  • "Dell Declared As The Most Trusted Brand In India By Brand Trust Report 2019" Gizbot 6/7
  • "Dell India launches 14-inch 2-in-1 laptop at Rs 1,35,000" IANS 6/7
  • "What HPE's Acquisition of Cray Means for the Supercomputer Industry" ITPro Today 6/7
  • "HP's EliteBook x360 1030 G4 Gets Whiskey Lake, 1000 nits LCD, Wi-Fi 6" AnandTech 6/7
  • "Oracle's latest JEDI filings cite AWS, ex-DoD official's conflict of interest" Federal News Network 6/7
  • "Spotted at Computex: HP's own DDR4 Modules? V2, V6 and V8 RGB Families" AnandTech 6/7
  • "New Oracle tech aims to locate EVs while improving how utilities manage the load" Utility Drive 6/7
  • "Merger trend continues with Cisco and Elastic making moves" SC Magazine UK 6/7
  • "SK Telecom, Samsung, Cisco to launch 5G smart office services platform" Telecompaper 6/7
  • "Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins Talks About Trade and the Wonders of 5G" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/7
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Here's why this analyst is bullish on Apple" CNBC TV 6/7
Industry News
  • "Dow closes up 263 points, stocks notch best week of the year as jobs report fuels hopes of a Fed rate cut: U.S. economy added just 75,000 new jobs in May" MarketWatch 6/7
  • "Stocks End Higher as Weak Jobs Report Drives Hopes for Fed Rate Cut: Stocks rose Friday as a weak jobs report gave Wall Street hopes the Federal Reserve will trim interest rates." TheStreet 6/7
  • "Dow tops 26,000 on Chinese tariff delay, rate cut hopes" FOXBusiness 6/7
  • "Stocks Rally After Jobs Data, Closing Strong Week: Dow rises more than 250 as lackluster jobs report raises expectations for an interest-rate cut" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6/7
  • "Europe stocks rise as investors digest ECB announcement" MarketWatch 6/7

 
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