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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.

  • "What Apple knows about you"  Axios 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Discusses Acquisition of Intel's German Modem Unit: Apple is in talks to buy a key part of Intel's smartphone modem business—its German operations—in a deal that could boost the iPhone maker's plans to internally develop a modem for its devices, according to four people briefed on the discussions."  The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 6:16 PM
  • "Apple looks to acquire Intel's German phone modem business, report says: Intel has seen 'significant interest' in its 5G phone modem business." CNET 7:35 PM
  • "Apple Music Could Be Worth $20 Billion by Itself, Analyst Says"  Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:12 AM
  • "Apple's U.S. iPhones Can All Be Made Outside of China If Needed: Apple Inc. has a backup plan if the U.S.-China trade war gets out of hand."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:40 AM
  • "Foxconn has enough capacity outside China to meet Apple's U.S. demand" Reuters 7:51 AM
  • "Foxconn extends range of US plant as trade war divides tech market: Taiwan tech giant ready to shift iPhone manufacture out of China if needed" Nikkei 10:04 AM
  • "Warren Demands DOJ Antitrust Head Recuse Himself From Google, Apple Probes: Makan Delrahim lobbied for Gooogle, Apple as DOJ probes tech" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:40 AM
  • "Elizabeth Warren says US antitrust chief should recuse himself from investigating Google and Apple" The Verge 8:52 AM
  • "Senator Warren urges antitrust chief to recuse himself from Google, Apple probes" Reuters 8:55 AM
  • "Here are the iOS frameworks Apple's Catalyst brings to Mac" Apple Must 3:39 PM
  • "macOS Catalina 10.15 brings streamlined Apple ID account management to System Preferences" iDownload Blog 5:27 PM
  • "Mozilla's new Firefox logo shows it's more than just a browser" Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "How to make FileVault work again when you're missing a 'secure token'" Macworld 7:58 AM
  • "How to use Screen Time on your Mac" iMore 9:09 AM
  • "How to hide recent apps from the Dock on macOS Mojave" AddictiveTips 6:21 PM
  • "How To Copy and Paste On a Mac" MacMost 10:00 AM
  • "Letter of Recommendation: Bug Fixes" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "iMovie's latest update brings green screen effects, 80 new soundtracks, and more" Macworld 5:28 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "News companies take Big Tech battle to Capitol Hill"  Axios 9:02 AM
  • "Brands like HP and Apple try film to reach young consumers who skip commercials"  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:07 AM
  • "A Goldman Sachs exec explains why the bank isn't sweating concerns over the Apple Card's profitability" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "How Amazon overtook Google and Apple to become the world's most valuable brand" Telegraph 7:57 AM
  • "Amazon Surpasses Apple and Google to Become World's Most Valuable Brand" MacRumors 7:49 AM
  • "BrandZ Global Top 100 Most Valuable Brands 2019" [Interactive PDF Booklet] BrandZ 7:49 AM
  • "Apple cancels 700-acre data center project in Denmark, looks to sell off the land" 9to5Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Apple terminates $921m iCloud data center project in Denmark" AppleInsider 9:10 AM
  • "Apple cancels plans for second data center in Denmark" Reuters 9:26 AM
  • "Upgraded Apple Bondi reopens in Australia on June 29th" 9to5Mac 5:24 PM
  • "Apple Works to Make BYOD Company Programs Private" The Mac Observer 12:08 PM
  • "Fewer parents are naming their kids Alexa or Siri" The Next Web 9:05 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon speaks out in favor of regulating facial recognition" Seattle Times 7:46 PM
  • "Gaming Services Are The New Netflix For Millennials" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "This is how scammers are now abusing Google Calendar to pillage your data: Recent attacks abuse invitation and event notification mechanisms." ZDNet 9:01 AM
  • "New Security Warning Issued For Google's 1.5 Billion Gmail And Calendar Users" ["Security researchers have this week warned that threat actors are exploiting the popularity of both in order to target users with a credential-stealing attack."] Forbes 8:53 AM
  • "Exclusive: Top Japanese chip gear firm to honor U.S. blacklist of Chinese firms - executive" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "YouTube's CEO refuses to admit the site radicalizes users in spite of all the evidence" Business Insider 7:50 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 115 – WWDC 2019 App-tacular" MacStories 5:42 PM
  • "WWDC/AltConf -Aleksey Novicov Updates The Developments of Contact App Slip" MacVoices 3:38 PM
  • "macOS Catalina Moves Us From User Consent to User Intent – TMO Daily Observations 2019-06-11" The Mac Observer 12:22 PM
  • "Dialog Season 1, Episode 3: A Conversation with John Gruber (Part 2)" MacStories 10:12 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 295: The small French connection" iDownload Blog 9:10 AM
  • "WWDC/AltConf -Philip Goward and Maia Olson of Smile on PDFpen 11" MacVoices 8:20 AM
  • "iOS 13 has over 200 new features and many will make your iPhone more useful and secure." The MT Show 7:34 AM
  • "Apple quietly laid the groundwork for a pair of smart glasses at its biggest conference of the year"  Business Insider 3:53 PM
  • "WWDC: 16+ ways Apple improved iPad productivity/iPad and Mac just became a perfect team to get things done" Computerworld 12:07 PM
  • "Apple's new Mac Pro may be coming in September" Mashable 9:03 AM
  • "Broadcom renews RF chip supply deal with Apple for two more years" AppleInsider 9:59 AM
  • "iPhone XR 2 Could Have The Best Battery Life Amongst All The iPhones" UberGizmo 10:06 AM
  • "$10,000 later, an Apple Store Genius diagnoses a $0 MacBook Pro problem" 9to5Mac 9:16 AM
  • "An iPhone camera and a thin film could allow for home health tests & portable security screenings" AppleInsider 12:20 PM
  • "Mail in iOS 13 adds multicolored flags, new format bar, better text formatting, and more" iDownload Blog 5:27 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 12.4 to Developers" MacRumors 12:20 PM
  • "Apple Pencil could gain hover-based gestures in future iPad" AppleInsider 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Wins a Patent for Next-Gen Light-Based Touch Buttons & Controls for the iMac, Trackpads, Keyboards, Car Dashboards+" Patently Apple 9:13 AM
  • "Apple patent filing shows it's still interested in an AirPower-like device" Apple World Today 8:20 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM

  • "CPU Shootout: Two Top 8-Core 2019 MacBook Pros" Bare Feats 7:57 AM
  • "Can't afford Apple's new Pro display? LG UltraFine 4K Display is your best option" Apple World Today 7:36 AM
  • "Final E5000 review: delicate bass cannons" The Verge 8:19 AM
  • "Fitbit Charge 3 vs Inspire HR: Which advanced fitness tracker is right for you?" Macworld 7:58 AM
  • "Review: Totallee Lets You Change Cases Like Clothes" The Mac Observer 3:38 PM
  • "Burkley Belton iPhone Case review: Surprisingly awesome" iMore 9:08 AM
iOS Apps
  • "iOS 13 Hands-on: The New and Improved Reminders App" iPhone Hacks 12:07 PM
  • "Spotify vs. Apple Music: Which music streaming service to choose?" CNET 10:05 AM
  • "iOS 13: How to share iCloud Drive folders from iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 6:16 PM
  • "How to share your audio with two AirPods in iOS 13" AppleInsider 10:55 AM
  • "How to enable subtitles for the Apple TV app and iTunes Store shows" iDownload Blog 9:09 AM
  • "How to make your iPhone battery last all day" ZDNet 9:01 AM
  • "iOS 13 Hidden Features: Mute Mail Threads, Silence Unknown Callers, Reading Goals, Low Data Mode and More" MacRumors 5:24 PM
  • "25 iOS 13 Changes and Settings You Must Know" iPhone Hacks 12:08 PM
  • "Apple in Talks to Purchase Intel's German Modem Unit" MacRumors 6:21 PM
  • "Apple reportedly still in talks to acquire part of Intel's smartphone modem business" 9to5Mac 6:21 PM
  • "Apple Has Been Listening" ["I wouldn't go so far as to say the Mac is back, because it was never gone. It was more subtle than that, I think. Apple simply took its eye off the ball on Mac, with hardware that wasn't suited to many users' needs (and infrequently updated) and software that was clearly a lesser priority than iOS."] Daring Fireball 3:52 PM
  • "Antitrust boss who may investigate Apple used to lobby for ... Apple" Cult of Mac 10:36 AM
  • "The feature that dare not be named: Apple's privacy advantage" Macworld 9:26 AM
  • "From the Editor's Desk: Beta FOMO is real/We said goodbye to WWDC 2019 on Friday, but Apple gave us a present that will last all year long." iMore 9:09 AM
  • "Apple's Touch Bar Could Learn a Lesson From Intel's Dual Display Laptop Prototype" Gizmodo 9:01 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple could, and should, do the right thing on tax" 9to5Mac 8:52 AM
  • "Cassandra -Tuesday Review: Walk Gently and Take time to Smell the Flowers" eXtensions 8:20 AM
  • "Privacy: What Apple does and doesn't know about you" 9to5Mac 8:20 AM
  • "All the ways iOS 13 is going to be faster than iOS 12" Macworld 7:58 AM
  • "Are Facebook Ads Discriminatory? It's Complicated" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:12 AM
  • "Fans Are Better Than Tech at Organizing Information Online" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Comic: The Biggest WWDC Ever?" iMore 9:08 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple joins governing board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation" AppleInsider 5:28 PM
  • "Dropbox revamps its software to combine work tools in one spot" Reuters 3:49 PM
  • "Galaxy S10 loses value much faster than iPhone XS – Report" Apple Must 3:39 PM
  • "iPhone XS crushes Samsung Galaxy S10 when it comes to resale value retention" Apple World Today 12:20 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 with LTE launches in Austria and Finland, coming soon to Israel" iDownload Blog 9:34 AM
  • "AdGuard 3.0 for iOS: officially released and ready to block ads" AdGuard 9:23 AM
  • "Welcome's new app will do your travel planning for you" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "Revolut adds Apple Pay support in 16 markets" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Pay support now rolling out to users in the Netherlands" 9to5Mac 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Pay Launches in The Netherlands With Dutch Bank ING" MacRumors 7:50 AM
  • "Epson Launches SureLab D870 Minilab Photo Printer for High Volume Small-Format Photo Production" PRNewswire 7:39 AM
  • "Axion Reports Press Tour for Invictus with Apple and Announces Inagural Esports Tournament in Thailand" PRNewswire 7:39 AM
  • "New TomTom GO Navigation App with Apple CarPlay" Business Wire 7:39 AM
Computer Industry
  • "AMD teases $749 16-core 'mainstream' Ryzen chip: Remember the processor core wars? They're back, as AMD puts a fire under Intel with a 16-core 3rd-generation Ryzen chip." ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X is the 'world's first' 16-core gaming CPU: Team Red looks to be on the top of its chip game" The Inquirer 7:42 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X: 16 cores and 32 threads - Labeled as Gaming CPU - released in September" Guru3D 8:08 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Monster CPU Breaks Cinebench Record At 5GHz Overclock Across 16 Cores" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "AMD Navi: Everything we know about the RX 5700 XT and RX 5700, plus price, specs and performance" Rock, Paper, Shotgun 7:40 AM
  • "AMD's Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics cards take aim Nvidia's finest: Navi has a suite of smart bits to boot" The Inquirer 8:08 AM
  • "Acer announces support for AMD's Zen2 CPUs and Radeon RX 5700 GPUs" Neowin 7:41 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Overclocked To 5 GHz Across All 16 Cores On LN2, Destroys The Intel Core i9-9960X — MSI MEG X570 Pushes DDR4 To 5100 MHz On Air" WCCFTech 8:09 AM
  • "AMD announces new Ryzen CPUs and Radeon GPUs for gaming" Neowin 7:41 AM
  • "The True Advantage of AMD's Next-Gen Chips Isn't Power, It's Platforms" Digital Trends 9:03 PM
  • "HP announces new Elite PCs for the healthcare market" Neowin 7:41 AM
  • "No more passwords? Windows 10 1903 is close to that goal, claims Microsoft: Microsoft says the latest version of Windows 10 reduces the role of passwords more than any previous version." ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Five Ps Pave The Way To Purpose At Microsoft" Forbes 8:13 AM
  • "Intel goes Barefoot: Intel is to buy the six year-old enterprise networking company Barefoot Networks.┬áThe price is not disclosed," Electronics Weekly 8:09 AM
  • "Intel to Acquire Barefoot Networks" CDR Info 8:10 AM
  • "Intel's Barefoot acquisition gives it a 'strong technical boost,' says Wells Fargo" MarketWatch 8:09 AM
  • "What Divides America? Job Skills, Says IBM CEO" Fortune 8:12 AM
  • "Medtronic, IBM study: Machine learning, app, glucose monitoring hardware combo improves diabetes management/The study was based on data from 3,100 people with diabetes who used Medtronic's Guardian Connect glucose monitoring hardware for at least five days." ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Lenovo Announces New ThinkPad Portable Workstations" Thurrott 8:24 AM
  • "Huawei fuels rumours of PC market exit as it halts laptop orders: Big chief Trump may be about to take first big scalp (to augment crap wig)" The Inquirer 7:42 AM
  • "Global Billings Plummet: Global billings for chipmaking equipment plummeted in Q1 as the semiconductor industry hunkers down in the trade war between the U.S. and China" EE Times Asia 7:37 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Goldman Sachs CEO testing Apple Card, foresees great interest in product at launch" AppleInsider 9:04 PM
  • "Apple's Theoretical Trade War Bottom Is $151.28" Seeking Alpha 7:36 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow snaps 6-day win streak as stocks fail to defend early gains: China signals more stimulus measures" MarketWatch 5:25 PM
  • "Dow Snaps 6-Day Win Streak as Stocks Give Up Early Gains to End Lower: Stocks ended in the red Tuesday, snapping recent winning streaks for the Dow, S&P 500, and the Nasdaq." TheStreet 5:25 PM
  • "Dow Jones Reverses Lower But Holds Key Support In Key stock indexes faded to a flat finish in today's stock market as a defense merger weighed on the Dow Jones industrials and software dragged the Nasdaq." Investor's Business Daily 5:25 PM
  • "Stocks fizzle after early gains, suffer 1st loss in 6 days" Associated Press 5:25 PM
  • "Dow snaps six-day winning streak" FOXBusiness 5:25 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip as Investors Weigh Trade Against Monetary Policy: Major indexes end slightly lower, breaking weeklong winning streak" [Paid Membership Required] 5:25 PM
  • "Asian markets gain despite fresh tariff threats from Trump: Chinese stocks surge amid reports of more support from Beijing" MarketWatch 8:18 AM

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