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Tuesday Highlights: Apple, big tech may see greater scrutiny from EU's Margrethe Vestager as she "is getting even tougher" on their testing EU antitrust, ethics; GearBrain takes us through "the story so far" as it pertains to Apple's plans for AR smart glasses; Will Knight at Wired argues AppleCard's algorithm determining credit lines was gender blind, "and that's the problem"; tracking a clicking audio problem with new 16" MacBook Pros when using Final Cut Pro X; Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 "does wonders...reaches the next level" says Macworld; 512 Pixels attempts to sync original iPod with macOS Catalina; new data suggests Apple Pay to stay ahead of Google, Samsung; AirPods high up on teens' Christmas list; Rene Ritchie looks at fixes Apple made in new 16" MacBook Pro while MacSparky offers impressions, thoughts on the keyboard.

  • "The iPad Pro might be the ARM-based Mac that we're waiting for: Apple is paving the way with iPadOS"  TechRadar UK 6:46 AM
  • "Apple world's most valuable brand - again: Worth more than US$206 billion." CommsMEA 6:56 AM
  • "Farewell then, iTunes, and thanks for saving the music industry from itself: Apple's announcement that it is to close the software is a reminder of its role in reconciling music and the internet"  The Guardian 6:56 AM
  • "Mac Pro: Fooled You! The only hardware demonstrated at Apple's Software Developers Conference was the long awaited and spectacular Mac Pro and its companion display. It far exceeded the expectations of a quick fix to replace the failed 2013 Pro, finally removing the Mac jinx...almost." Monday Note 2:56 PM
  • "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 6/8
  • "Apple Must Ditch the MacBook Butterfly Switch to Regain Trust"  LAPTOP Magazine 6/8
  • "$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. 6/8
  • "Project Catalyst aims to bring apps to the Mac, enhance titles for iPad" AppleInsider 6/8
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 6/8
  • "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 6/8
  • "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 6/8
  • "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
  • "Apple's Screen Time for macOS Catalina is a tool, not a nanny: Screen Time on the Mac will prevent you over-using social media and it will encourage you to step away from your Mac. Yet it's still up to you whether or how much you let it help you." AppleInsider 1:21 PM
  • "The makers of Duet Display and Luna on life after Apple's Sidecar" TechCrunch 6/8
  • "The NeXT Era Ends, and the Swift Era Begins" Pixel Envy 6/8
  • "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
  • "$19M in iPhones stolen & images on iPhones nail a Mueller witness on the Apple crime blotter" AppleInsider 9:39 AM
  • "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
  • "G20 countries agree to work on new rules to curb corporate tax loopholes" AppleInsider 9:50 AM
  • "World's corporate giants project $1 trillion damage costs over global warming" RT 6:55 AM
  • "Maker Faire ceases operations amid financial trouble: It might not be the end, but it's dark times for homebrew tech." Engadget 6/8
  • "G20 agrees to push ahead with digital tax: communique" Reuters 6/8
  • "Google Confirms Android Smartphone Security Backdoor" Forbes 6/8
  • "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
  • "WWDC/AltConf -Dave Hamilton On The Mac Pro, HomeKit Routers, and macOS Catalina" MacVoices 6/8
  • "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
  • "iPhone 11 may finally ditch Lightning for USB-C" MSPoweruser 7:51 PM
  • "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

  • "Powerbeats Pro teardown shows commonalities with AirPods and Galaxy Buds/Repairability score: 1 out of 10" The Verge 1:20 PM
  • "Review: LG 23.7-inch Thunderbolt 3 4K UltraFine Display excels with Mac integration" AppleInsider 11:20 AM
  • "Your summer pool party needs Urbanears' portable Bluetooth speaker [Review] Cult of Mac 4:51 PM
  • "iOS 13 vs. Android Q: iPhone beats Android in some significant ways/With both iOS 13 and Android Q now in beta, here's our take on where things stand with the two mobiles operating systems." CNET 9:39 AM
  • "iPod Touch 2019 review: Who still buys an iPod? iPod Touch, huh, what is it good for - absolutely more than you'd think." CNET 6/8
  • "Review: WaterField's Tech Rolltop Backpack is a durable if pricey status symbol" AppleInsider 6/8
  • "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
  • "Powerbeats Pro Will Support AirPods 'Announce Messages With Siri' Feature" UberGizmo 9:07 PM
  • "The Best Jokes Apps for iOS" AppAdvice 5:01 PM
  • "5 features coming to watchOS 6 you may have missed: watchOS 6 includes a bunch of new features, but here are some of the smaller details you might have missed!" iMore 11:18 AM
  • "Six features coming to iPadOS you may have missed: iPadOS is a version of iOS 13 that is specially geared for iPads only. While there are some huge changes coming, there are a few smaller ones you may have missed." iMore 8:04 AM
  • "iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Hands-On: The Much-Awaited Dark Mode Is Here Finally!'" iPhone Hacks 7:40 AM
  • "iOS 13 Will Allow Users To Capture Images From The Front And Back Simultaneously" UberGizmo 6:56 AM
  • "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 6/8
  • "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 6/8
  • "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 use your MacBook safely in public: Keep it secret, keep it safe" TechRadar UK 1:20 PM
  • "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
  • "More Bad News For Apple As New iPhone Designs Exposed" Forbes 8:00 PM
  • "Why Apple's New Monitor Stand Costs $999"  VR Zone 7:37 PM
  • "Apple isn't done with iOS 13 -- 5 new features we could see in iPhone 11: Apple's new mobile software for iPhones could be saving the best for last." CNET 1:18 PM
  • "VentureBeat: Apple's rich execs have lost Steve Jobs' common touch" Apple 3.0 10:08 AM
  • "Fast Charge: What iOS 13 can tell us about the iPhone 11" TrustedReviews 6:56 AM
  • "Drop everything and watch this iPhone Fold concept video" MSPoweruser 6:55 AM
  • "iOS 13 could have the health and fitness tools I need: Apple may finally be starting to improve its coaching and health insights." CNET 6:55 AM
  • "iOS 13 will show locations where apps have tracked you: You can make an informed decision about your privacy." Engadget 6/8
  • "Apple Believes iPadOS 13 Mouse Support For iPad Will Appeal To Many Users" Redmond Pie 6/8
  • "Apple's new sign-in button is built for a post-Cambridge Analytica world: Protection against developers, not hackers" The Verge 6/8
  • "Making the Grade: 3 takeaways from WWDC 2019 for IT departments" 9to5Mac 6/8
  • "Apple's iOS 13 'Silence Unknown Callers' Feature Is Sounding Pretty Sweet" Gizmodo 6/8
  • "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
  • "I went to buy a Google Pixel 3a. T-Mobile tried to put me off: This is the first time T-Mobile is selling a Google Pixel phone. The sales pitch may need a little work." ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Google Stadia will have a lot to prove to gamers: Google delivered pricing, availability, speed requirements and launch games for its upcoming gaming platform before E3 2019, but the capabilities needed to make it stand out from current options went unmentioned." CNET 6:46 AM
  • "The Catch-22 that broke the Internet: Google's big outage also blocked access to the tools Google needed to fix it." Ars Technica 6/8
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro review: I'm spoiled for all other screens" Neowin 6/8
  • "Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018) review/A quick look at Samsung's budget tablet" TechRadar UK 6/8
  • "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
  • "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 warns about email spam campaign abusing Office vulnerability: Dangerous spam campaign targets European users with backdoor trojan." ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "Microsoft is now worth over $1 trillion, a stunning run since Satya Nadella's ascent" Quartz 4:52 PM
  • "Microsoft reveals first details on 'Project Scarlett' game console for 2020: Faster load times, real-time ray-tracing capabilities, and backward compatibility." Ars Technica 6:51 PM
  • "Microsoft's 'Project Scarlett' Xbox arrives holiday 2020: Expect 8K support and super-fast storage." Engadget 6:52 PM
  • "Xbox E3 2019: The 16 biggest announcements and trailers from the press conference" BGR 6:51 PM
  • "Here's how to watch the Xbox E3 Briefing later today" Neowin 3:00 PM
  • "Xbox's biggest competitor isn't PlayStation: It's Google." Engadget 3:32 PM
  • "Microsoft teases next-gen Xbox news at E3 event: Just how much it will reveal is another story." Engadget 9:07 AM
  • "Xbox Game Pass for PC pricing revealed ahead of Xbox Briefing" Neowin 6:51 AM
  • "Xbox Game Pass for PC Pricing Leaks" Thurrott 9:50 AM
  • "Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Goes Live" Thurrott 3:00 PM
  • "New Xbox app for PC surfaces, combines Xbox Game Pass, store, and social features" Neowin 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft is teasing the next-gen Xbox in its E3 promos" Neowin 6:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Purges Massive Facial Recognition Database As Privacy Concerns Mount" HotHardware 6/8
  • "Microsoft deletes massive facial recognition data set: The 'MS Celeb' data set had over 10 million images" TechSpot 6/8
  • "Microsoft Deleted Their Entire Facial Recognition Database For Some Reason" Hot Air 6/8
  • "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 6/8
  • "Preview: When And Where To Watch Microsoft's Big Xbox Press Conference And What To Expect" Forbes 6/8
  • "Microsoft adds new calendar-related feature to Outlook for Android" phoneArena 6/8
  • "AMD — 'We Need to Start Talking About Ray Tracing'" eTeknix 6/8
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" [Paid Membership Required] 6/7
  • "Europe stocks rise as investors digest ECB announcement" MarketWatch 6/7

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