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Wednesday Highlights: CNET interviews Phil Schiller on Apple's newly announced 16" MacBook Pro in which he talks about the new keyboard, and reconfirms Apple has no plans to make a touchscreen Mac; at the end of Apple's announcement on the new MacBook Pro: the cheese grater Mac Pro and new display will ship in December this year—reports in our Hardware/Software section; and a number of folks get hands-on with the new 16" MacBook Pro including iJustine, Marques Brownlee, Macworld, Marco Arment, and many more in our Reviews section; Tim Cook, Pres Trump to tour Apple's Texas factory where Mac Pro made; Facebook says bug responsible for access to iPhone camera; Mashable reviews AirPods Pro.

  • "Your IPhone Is Already Made in America: An obsession with where Apple's devices are assembled distracts from the more important issue of who creates the most value."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:23 AM
  • "The DOJ's antitrust chief just telegraphed exactly how it could go after Google, Apple and other big tech companies" ["Among those arguments: if a company makes an acquisition or other move for 'no economic sense' but simply to harm competitors, that could be a violation."]  CNBC 7:44 AM
  • "U.S. antitrust chief says past enforcement could presage new probe of current digital giants" ["The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission, which enforce U.S. antitrust laws, have divided potential investigations of the four companies, with Google and Apple being probed by the Justice Department and the FTC looking at Inc and Facebook."] Reuters 7:22 AM
  • "Mozilla Says Paid Version of Firefox With Premium Features Coming Later This Year" MacRumors 7:51 AM
  • "Recover messages from a deleted mail account in Mail for macOS: Messages may be a little hard to find, but you should be able to get them back in many cases." Macworld 7:24 AM
  • "What Will Happen To My Media When iTunes Is Gone?" MacMost 9:08 AM
  • "macOS Security Will Never Stop Us From Running Software of Our Choice" The Mac Observer 8:34 PM
  • "How ARKit 3 and CoreML 3 may radically transform language skills" Apple Must 10:49 AM
  • "SwiftUI and Catalyst: Apple executes its invisible transition strategy/Apple's playing a long game, and it's so slow you might not even notice." Macworld 7:25 AM
  • "E3 2019: The best game and service announcements for Mac and iOS" Macworld 7:25 AM
  • "Karma's right around the corner: A Catalina wish-list. Knock knock." Rixstep 7:03 AM
Press Releases
  • "Share your Mac screen on a TCL TV" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "Dropbox overhauls its Mac app, adds a bunch of awesome features" Cult of Mac 7:27 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Goldman CEO says he's testing the bank's credit card with Apple and consumers are going to love it"  CNBC 7:04 AM
  • "Apple Unleashes Its Bait-And-Switch Trick on Intel: Apple says it doesn't want Intel's modems anymore, then wants to buy the business. There's a lesson here for Qualcomm."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:24 AM
  • "Apple looking to snap up a piece of Intel's smartphone modem business" Cult of Mac 7:26 AM
  • "Apple Preps For 5G Future By Mulling Purchase Of Intel's German Modem Business" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "NFC gets a lot more powerful in iOS 13" TechCrunch 3:03 PM
  • "Google's login chief doesn't mind Apple's new sign-in button" The Verge 12:43 PM
  • "EMEA Smartphone Market Stable in Q1 but Middle East Slump Pulls Down Value, Says IDC" ["'In brands, Huawei continued to make incremental advances, and so did Xiaomi, while Apple had a tough quarter, with its 23% market share across Europe the lowest Q1 result in five years,' said Marta Pinto, research manager at IDC EMEA."] IDC 7:16 AM
  • "Nope, we're stuffed, shrieks Apple channel as iPhone shipments enter a double-digit spiral" The Register 7:17 AM
  • "Market share for iPhone in EMEA region for Q1 2019 lowest in the last five years" AppleInsider 7:43 AM
  • "Apple Expected to Lease 'Massive' Office in Seattle With Space for Up to 4,200 Employees" MacRumors 10:48 AM
  • "PBS CEO warns App Store crackdown on content for kids forcing it to pull apps" 9to5Mac 12:44 PM
  • "When words aren't enough, teachers find a common language with iPad" Apple 7:21 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Patent guidelines put tech firms, carmakers on collision course" Reuters 12:48 PM
  • "Ajit Pai: The greatest threat to the internet is Silicon Valley, not ISPs/'There's no transparency. There's no consumer protections.'" The Verge 11:27 AM
  • "YouTube channels from prominent white supremacists, white nationalists, and neo-Nazis are still on YouTube, a week after it announced new hate speech policies" Business Insider 11:20 AM
  • "On DOJ's behalf, former Qualcomm lawyers file amicus brief in support of Qualcomm and point to paper co-authored by Qualcomm lobbyist: Ninth Circuit appeal of consumer class certification" Foss Patents 8:46 AM
  • "Google Breaks Form, Confirms Pixel 4 Leaks With Official Stock Images" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Google is ending integration between Google Photos and Drive because apparently it's too confusing" The Verge 12:43 PM
  • "Google Stadia in 4K might push you past your home-Internet data cap" Ars Technica 10:48 AM
  • "A member of Google's disastrous AI council says the company needs to be treated like a 'world power'" Business Insider 7:59 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 4 could track hand gestures" Engadget 7:58 AM
  • "Facebook Worries Emails Could Show Zuckerberg Knew of Questionable Privacy Practices: Internal exchanges uncovered in response to FTC probe could cast doubt on founder's commitment to user privacy, people familiar with the matter say" [Paid Membership Required] 1:01 PM
  • "Facebook lets deepfake Zuckerberg video stay on Instagram" BBC 7:14 AM
  • "#298: The Bloodcurdling Scream of an Alarm/Monitoring our hearing health, how we use technology in our morning routines, using CarPlay or Android Auto in the car, and our thoughts on Apple's App Store policies and practices." Relay FM: Clockwise 2:33 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 040: 'From Swift to spelunking'" 9to5Mac 12:44 PM
  • "A McLaren in a School Zone – TMO Daily Observations 2019-06-12" The Mac Observer 3:00 PM
  • "Apple eyes changes to iOS device management: At last week's developers conference, Apple rolled out a number of changes to the way iPhones, iPads and other devices are handled. Here's what those changes mean." Computerworld 7:13 AM
  • "iOS 13"s expanded NFC will support Japanese identity cards" The Verge 7:42 AM
  • "2019 Mac Pro has clever thermal management and draws on past Mac designs" 9to5Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Apple's big iMovie iOS update includes green screen and more" Engadget 8:48 AM
  • "Apple has been working on AR glasses for years, and iOS 13 is only the latest sign" AppleInsider 10:05 AM
  • "Batteries in iPhone XR successor said to be 5% larger, and in production now" AppleInsider 12:43 PM
  • "Use iPhone and Windows 10? Microsoft, Apple may have just made your life easier: Microsoft unveils a new Apple iCloud for Windows app that integrates with Windows 10 File Explorer." ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Microsoft's App Store now offers Apple's iCloud for Windows" Computerworld 8:00 AM
  • "Apple and Microsoft collaborate on new iCloud for Windows app" The Verge 7:42 AM
  • "How to calibrate your iPhone's brightness and motion sensors if they aren't working properly" Business Insider 9:13 AM
  • "Free fix for your broken iPhone, Mac, or other Apple device, even if it's out of warranty (June 2019 edition)" ZDNet 8:49 AM
  • "How to get the best out of an Apple Genius and AppleCare warranty and save money: Got a broken Apple product? Here's how to get the very best out of Apple and get your device back up and running." ZDNet 7:01 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:04 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:04 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:04 AM

  • "Showdown: Powerbeats Pro vs. AirPods after one full month of everyday usage [Video] iDownload Blog 10:49 AM
  • "Jabra Elite 85h review: Noise cancellation to rival Bose and Sony" Engadget 11:27 AM
  • "Review: OWC ThunderBlade provides silent & fast Thunderbolt 3 storage" AppleInsider 8:49 AM
  • "Hands on: Razer's Nommo Pro 2.1 speakers for Mac & Windows" AppleInsider 3:06 PM
  • "The BookBook Vol 2 is a great case for most users of 2018 iPad Pros" Apple World Today 7:27 AM
  • "Choetech Dual wireless charger review: Take the fuss out of juicing up" Cult of Mac 2:33 PM
iOS Apps
  • "Initial Thoughts on iPadOS: A New Path Forward" MacStories 10:06 AM
  • "iPadOS Files' search is now almost as good as the Mac's" Cult of Mac 3:07 PM
  • "Apple Maps hands-on: Look Around and folders bring depth to iOS and iPadOS 13" VentureBeat 3:06 PM
  • "All the iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Features Apple 'Borrowed' from Android" iPhone Hacks 2:32 PM
  • "How to Create a Custom iMessage Profile in iOS 13" MacRumors 8:28 PM
  • "How to Stop Screen Recording Without Using Control Center" The Mac Observer 2:17 PM
  • "How to Downgrade iOS 13 Beta to iOS 12" OS X Daily 1:02 PM
  • "How to use external hard drives with your iPhone or iPad: External drive support is coming to your iPhone and iPad." iMore 11:27 AM
  • "How to connect your PS4 and Xbox One Controller to an iPad or iPhone on iOS 13" AppleInsider 11:20 AM
  • "How to undo and redo in iOS 13" Apple Must 8:52 AM
  • "How to instantly close all the open Safari tabs on your iPhone (and iPad)" The Next Web 7:59 AM
  • "You can now use your Android phone to verify your sign-in on Apple iPads and iPhones" MSPoweruser 8:56 PM
  • "Apple Card vs. Chase Sapphire Preferred Card: Which should you get?" iMore 5:48 PM
  • "Apple's GymKit: What it is, who supports it, and where you can find it" AppleInsider 2:31 PM
  • "iOS 13 Apple Maps: Share your live route ETA with a friend" 9to5Mac 7:24 AM
  • "Google and Apple are ushering in an era of ugly square phone cameras: Is it really hip to be square?" The Verge 9:01 PM
  • "Apple iOS 13 will better protect user privacy, but more could be done" Malwarebytes 8:29 PM
  • "Google login chief actually praises new 'Sign In with Apple' button" BGR 7:33 PM
  • "Apple Flexes Its Privacy Muscles" Securosis 3:51 PM
  • "I'll be passing on Google's new 2fa for logins on iPhones and iPads. Here's why: If using Android to log in to Google from an iPad sounds complicated... you're right." Ars Technica 1:28 PM
  • "WWDC: Apple adds AI to the iOS 13 Share pane" Apple Must 12:41 PM
  • "So, My MacBook Air Died (Premium)" Thurrott 11:20 AM
  • "Antitrust laws are enough to go after Apple and others – DOJ" 9to5Mac 10:05 AM
  • "Apple spent $10,000 repairing his MacBook Pro. There was nothing wrong with it: This may be the most absurd, convoluted Apple repair story you've ever heard." ZDNet 8:49 AM
  • "Why Apple, Intel, and Qualcomm Have a Complex Relationship" Market Realist 8:48 AM
  • "IKEA takes a bite out of Apple in hilarious new ad"  Creative Bloq 8:44 AM
  • "Sega Genesis Mini hands-on: The controller is faithfully clunky/Some of these games are still great, though." Engadget 5:30 PM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Killer Display, Great Performance And Value" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Killer Display, Great Performance And Value" HotHardware 12:43 PM
  • "Antitrust exemption may not save news publishers" Axios 8:57 AM
  • "Why YouTube needs principles" Axios 7:52 AM
  • "The Pixel 4 might have an exciting new feature that's not available on any iPhone or Android" BGR 7:52 AM
  • "The Next Big Privacy Hurdle? Teaching AI to Forget" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:15 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iMovie for iOS updated with green screen effect and 80 new soundtracks" GSMArena 7:33 PM
  • "Ikea's HomeKit-ready Smart Shades to ship in August" AppleInsider 3:35 PM
  • "Google opens its Android security key tech to iPhone and iPad users" TechCrunch 11:27 AM
  • "Catalyst makes Apple's latest iPad Pros beach-ready with new waterproof cases" 9to5Mac 11:24 AM
  • "Sonnet Announces Thunderbolt™ 3 to PCIe® Expansion System/1U Rackmount Enclosure for Apple® Mac mini®" Wall Street Communications 10:04 AM
  • "LaLiga fined $280k for soccer app's privacy violating spy mode" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "Octane Fitness Commercial Equipment Now Compatible with Apple GymKit" Business Wire 7:30 AM
  • "Powerbeats Pro Launch Postponed Until July in Many Countries" MacRumors 7:22 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Warning: Windows 10 'Crypto' Vulnerability Outed By Google Researcher Before Microsoft Can Fix It" Forbes 7:16 AM
  • "Google warns: This unpatched bug could 'quickly take down a Windows fleet'/Microsoft tried to patch the bug but fails to meet Google's 90-day deadline because of an issue it found in testing." ZDNet 7:02 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mobile's last gasps: Microsoft switches off support for second last version" ZDNet 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 18917 to the Fast ring with WSL 2" Neowin 5:48 PM
  • "Intel fixes severe NUC firmware, web console vulnerabilities: Left unpatched, the bugs can lead to data leaks, service denial, and privilege escalation." ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Intel to acquire Barefoot Networks" DigiTimes 7:58 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Intel Core i9-9900K | Spec Comparison" Digital Trends 3:03 PM
  • "AMD reveals new PC platform for gamers at E3 2019" DigiTimes 7:58 AM
  • "AMD explains their new 'Game Clock' GPU metric at E3 2019" GameCrate 12:47 PM
  • "AMD's latest Radeon drivers add support for Xbox Game Pass PC" Windows Central 12:46 PM
  • "IBM brings its Quantum computer program to 16 African universities" TechCrunch 7:46 AM
  • "IBM's Watson Studio AutoAI automates enterprise AI model development" VentureBeat 7:52 AM
  • "Dell and Cisco extend VxBlock integration with new features" Network World 11:42 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Partners With Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College to Unveil Its First Skill India Lab in Puducherry" PTI 11:43 AM
  • "Cisco extends intent-based networking to the IoT edge" Help Net Security 11:36 AM
  • "Cisco offers cloud-based security for SD-WAN resources" Network World 11:36 AM
  • "Cisco announces software innovations with AI & machine learning" MoneyControl 11:36 AM
  • "Cisco addresses the security issues in its routers" IT PRO (UK) 11:42 AM
  • "Oracle launches Exadata X8 with automated indexing, performance improvements" ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Oracle Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Next Week's Release" Zacks 11:33 AM
  • "Oracle, Labor Department Spar Over Private Lawyer Pay Bias Talks" Bloomberg Law 11:42 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Dow logs first back-to-back loss in June as investors focus on U.S.-China trade: Facebook sinks 1.7% on reports Zuckerberg knew of data breaches" MarketWatch 3:52 PM
  • "Stocks lower on trade worries, interest rate concerns" FOXBusiness 3:51 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Lower, Extending Losses: U.S. stocks extended their losses Wednesday, a day after snapping a weeklong winning streak amid lingering trade tensions and questions over the direction of Federal Reserve policy." [Paid Membership Required] 3:51 PM
  • "Asian markets retreat; Hang Seng sinks amid Hong Kong protests: Nikkei about flat as investors look for direction" MarketWatch 8:50 AM
  • "Europe stocks stumble as weak oil price,s tarde worries weigh on investors: Axel Springer, Dassault Systemes, oil names active" MarketWatch 8:50 AM

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