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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.

  • "The iPad Operating System: WWDC 2019 included a vast list of releases and it's quite difficult to summarize. The focus is always on software updates but this year the list seems more exhaustive than usual."  asymco 10:11 AM
  • "Trump Says Apple's Tim Cook Visited White House: President Donald Trump said Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook visited the White House on Thursday. He didn't say why Cook was there. The Apple chief 'just left our office,' he told reporters at a lunch meeting with governors." Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:53 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Trump as tariffs loom" Politico 4:24 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone XI could be more expensive thanks to the US-China trade war"  Metro UK 7:55 AM
  • "Google says Apple's new sign-in button is a good idea, despite privacy jab: Even though Apple is competition, Google says the tool is better than using random passwords to log in" CNET 8:57 AM
  • "Apple spent $10,000 repairing MacBook Pro - only to discover a really simple fix" Mirror Online UK 8:57 AM
  • "Logic Pro X update taps the tremendous power of the new Mac Pro" Apple 12:11 PM
  • "iOS and Mac apps no longer part of iTunes URL" Cult of Mac 7:50 AM
  • "With iTunes going away, app previews are now hosted under the domain" iDownload Blog 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Confirms Dashboard is Going Away After 14 Years" MacRumors 7:59 AM
  • "Dashboard support has been pulled from WebKit following the feature's removal from the first macOS Catalina developer beta" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "Dashboard has been permanently pulled from macOS Catalina" AppleInsider 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 85 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements" MacRumors 12:02 PM
  • "Chrome 76 to Include New PWA Install Experience" Thurrott 7:42 AM
  • "Download macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Boot Camp Update" Apple Support 1:32 PM
  • "Music pros seem to love Apple's smashing Logic Pro X 10.4.5 update" Apple Must 3:52 PM
  • "Soulver 3 for Mac: The MacStories Review" MacStories 10:13 AM
  • "Malwarebytes Premium review: A fast, efficient security program with an unusual approach" Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "Is your Mac compatible with MacOS Catalina? Here's how to know" Digital Trends 9:31 AM
  • "How To Change Between Keyboard Languages On A Mac" MacMost 10:09 AM
  • "How To: Dump a MacOS User's Chrome Passwords with EvilOSX" WonderHowTo 7:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "New Edge Insider Dev channel update brings more fixes on Windows and Mac" OnMSFT 8:57 AM
  • "MaBaSoft Releases Application Wizard 4.0" prMac 7:43 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Xinyi A13 opens Saturday in Taipei: Apple Xinyi A13 will open Saturday in Taipei's bustling Xinyi district. At Apple's latest store in Taiwan, customers can explore Apple's full line of products, take their creativity further and get technical advice and support." Apple 7:44 AM
  • "Apple's Hometown Pays $70 Million, and Counting, to Keep HQ" Bloomberg Tax 9:23 AM
  • "Cupertino has paid out $70m to stay Apple's hometown" Cult of Mac 9:23 AM
  • "Apple Card, beware. Monzo is bringing its 'bank of the future' to the US: The challenger bank that won hearts and minds in the UK is now heading across the pond." CNET 1:32 PM
  • "Apple's restrictions on kids apps will hurt PBS, broadcaster says: New App Store rules will limit how companies can work with third-party developers." CNET 12:02 PM
  • "Tough days for Apple, as iPhone sales continue to plummet" Total Telecom 8:57 AM
  • "Facebook app banned by Apple got data from 187k users first- 9to5Mac" 9to5Mac 7:51 AM
  • "Victoria Police complete massive Apple mobile rollout early" iTNews Australia 10:08 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Smartphones Have Officially Crushed Digital Cameras: The drop off in camera sales in the last decade is precipitous, leaving no doubt that the huge photography boom is all thanks to smartphone cameras getting better and better."  PC Magazine 12:15 PM
  • "Ajit Pai says NOAA and NASA are wrong about 5G harming weather forecasts" Ars Technica 4:23 PM
  • "FCC blames Commerce Department for 5G weather scare, spectrum delays" VentureBeat 9:22 AM
  • "This data-stealing malware has returned with new attacks and nasty upgraded features: but it's already back and the criminals behind it seem more determined than ever, adding a trojan and a cryptojacker to their adware scheme." ZDNet 8:40 AM
  • "Sign in with Apple, Telegram Attacked – TMO Daily Observations 2019-06-13" The Mac Observer 2:49 PM
  • "Apple's former Siri chief says today's digital assistants still have a long way to go before they can really understand us" Business Insider 1:34 PM
  • "242: He's the Happiest Siri User Ever" The Rebound 9:45 AM
  • "Apple Registers 7 Unreleased Mac Notebooks in Eurasian Database"  MacRumors 9:02 AM
  • "Apple's Next 2019 MacBooks Teased by Registered Model Numbers" LAPTOP Magazine 12:15 PM
  • "Rumor: 2019 iPhone XR Will Pack A Larger 3110mAh Battery" Redmond Pie 9:30 AM
  • "Apple Pencil: All the changes coming in iPadOS 13/Better latency and Markup improvements make a good device even better." Macworld 4:24 PM
  • "This Apple Supplier Made One Crucial Mistake" Bloomberg 7:42 AM
  • "Screen Time in iOS 13 gives more options to parents, offers new limits, and more" iDownload Blog 10:31 AM
  • "iOS 13 uses Siri intelligence to triage incoming phone calls" iDownload Blog 12:03 PM
  • "Here are the best iOS 13 features you missed" The Next Web 8:40 AM
  • "Hover-based gestures could be coming to Apple Pencil" Creative Bloq 7:57 AM
  • "Apple's Patent for Creating Motion-Based 3D Facial Models for Memoji was Published Today" Patently Apple 9:03 AM
  • "Apple invents a way of Creating Smoother CGI Scenes for VR Headsets that could eliminate Eye Strain and/or Nausea" Patently Apple 12:03 PM
  • "How to Put iPhone 7 Plus & iPhone 7 into Recovery Mode" OS X Daily 9:03 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "B&H Offering Great Deals on Apple iMac with Retina Display" Business Wire 7:25 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:23 AM
  • "iPad Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:23 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:23 AM

  • "MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar (2019) Review" LAPTOP Magazine 12:08 PM
  • "Fledging Shell Thunderbolt 3 review: Roll your own X5 with this fast, portable NVMe enclosure" Macworld 7:44 AM
  • "mophie's power station XXL is a fine traveling companion" Apple World Today 7:45 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Hands-on with 50 new iPadOS 13 changes and features [Video] 9to5Mac 10:13 AM
  • "Hands on with all the changes in tvOS 13" AppleInsider 12:15 PM
  • "Abbyy TextGrabber 6 for iOS" Macdrifter 7:52 AM
  • "I'm obsessed with The New York Times' Tiles game" The Week 7:58 AM
  • "iOS 13: Share iCloud Drive Folder From iPhone Or iPad, Here's How" Redmond Pie 12:03 PM
  • "How to back up your Google Photos: Now that Photos and Drive are no longer automatically syncing" The Verge 10:31 AM
  • "How to use dual SIMs on any iPhone" Macworld UK 7:53 AM
  • "What is Announce Messages with Siri? How to customize the alerts" 9to5Mac 7:50 AM
  • "iOS 13 Messages: How to choose profile photo and display name for iMessage" 9to5Mac 7:50 AM
  • "How to change your name on AirDrop" Apple Must 7:24 AM
  • "Federico Viticci: 'Initial Thoughts on iPadOS'" ["I still don't get the multitasking metaphor on iPadOS, though. I can get an app into split view easily enough, but it seems devilishly tricky to get an app out of split view."] Daring Fireball 4:23 PM
  • "The New Dropbox Sucks" ["I don't want any of this. All I want from Dropbox is a folder that syncs perfectly across my devices and allows sharing with friends and colleagues. That's it: a folder that syncs with sharing. And that's what Dropbox was."] Daring Fireball 4:22 PM
  • "Om Malik likens Apple Maps to Microsoft's Bing: Malik employs some slight of hand here by comparing apples and oranges" MacDailyNews 1:28 PM
  • "The Bing of Maps: Seven years ago, Apple decided that it'd had enough of using Google's mapping data." Om Malik 11:03 AM
  • "Google Exec Wants You to Use Sign In With Apple Instead of a Password" The Mac Observer 9:41 AM
  • "Steve Jobs talks Apple's DNA" The Loop 9:38 AM
  • "What WWDC19 means for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV" Intego 9:22 AM
  • "WWDC: Apple's iOS 13 NFC improvements are good for business" Computerworld 9:19 AM
  • "Editorial: New Mac Pro highlights the gap Apple isn't filling"  AppleInsider 7:44 AM
  • "Building a $75,000 Windows 10 workstation: Think Apple's new Mac Pro is pricey? Here's an ultra high-spec Windows 10 workstation that will set you back $73,000." ZDNet 4:24 PM
  • "What did Google's Pixel 4 'leak' tell us about its next smartphone?" Wired UK 7:55 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Twitterrific 6 now available: autoplaying media, uncropped images in timeline, colorful themes and a new business model" 9to5Mac 9:03 AM
  • "iOS & Android Spotify apps much better organized for music & podcasts" 9to5Mac 7:59 AM
  • "You Can Now Use Your Android for 2FA on iOS" MakeUseOf 7:58 AM
  • "Google expands Android security key feature for iOS" Memeburn 7:51 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10's built-in Linux kernel lands: New preview lets you try out WSL 2/Microsoft has released the first Windows 10 preview with its new Windows Subsystem for Linux 2." ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Microsoft releases first Windows 10 build with native Linux kernel: Interoperability, thy name is Microsoft. (Didn't think we'd ever say that)" The Inquirer 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft's built-in Linux kernel for Windows 10 is ready for testing: Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 uses a real Linux kernel for faster performance." Engadget 7:31 AM
  • "Windows' latest patches crash Event Viewer: But Microsoft has temporary fix/Microsoft's June 2019 updates have created a bug in the Event Viewer tool in all supported versions of Windows." ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "New Windows 10 Insider Build Brings WSL 2" Thurrott 7:27 AM
  • "CERN Is Ditching Microsoft Due to 10x Higher License Fees: The largest particle physics laboratory in the world and home of the Large Hadron Collider can't afford Microsoft's software licensing fees anymore." PC Magazine 12:22 PM
  • "CERN is looking to adopt open source software because Microsoft is too expensive" Neowin 7:29 AM
  • "CERN ditches Windows and embraces open source to save cash: Collider scopes alternative" The Inquirer 7:30 AM
  • "Google Rings Alarm On Windows 10 Zero-Day Exploit After Microsoft Misses Patch Deadline" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "How is Intel solving their 14nm capacity problems? Easy enough, do what you did last time around" SemiAccurate 7:29 AM
  • "Intel hires Xbox chip architect John Sell and Apple's Manisha Pandya" VentureBeat 1:05 PM
  • "Intel hires ex-AMD fellow, Xbox chip designer John Sell to oversee chip security" PCWorld 2:07 PM
  • "Intel Reportedly Nabs Xbox Chief Hardware Architect John Sell" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X topples Intel's 18-core i9-9980XE CPU: In leaked Geekbench 4 benchmarks, at least" The Inquirer 7:32 AM
  • "AMD Allegedly Prepping Monster Ryzen Threadripper Zen 2 CPU With 64 Cores / 128 Threads For Q4" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Nvidia's 'Super' GPUs look set to lay some RTX smackdown on AMD's Navi: The much-hyped line-up has been prematurely leaked" The Inquirer 8:00 AM
  • "IBM, Walmart to pilot blockchain network for prescription drug traceability: The proof-of-concept blockchain network is in partnership with the US FDA and its efforts to modernize the pharmaceutical supply chain." ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "IBM, KPMG, Merck, Walmart team up for drug supply chain blockchain pilot" TechCrunch 8:00 AM
  • "Cisco alert: Patch this dangerous bug open to remote attacks via malicious ads/Cisco discloses a new high-severity bug in the web interface of its IOS XE software for switches and routers." ZDNet 7:31 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "How Safe Are Apple and Its Dividend?" Motley Fool 7:42 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks rebound after back-to-back losses as oil prices spike" MarketWatch 12:20 PM
  • "Stocks Rise as Oil Prices Surge Following Tanker Attacks, Energy Shares Jump: Stocks trade higher Thursday as oil prices surge following reports of attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman." TheStreet 12:21 PM
  • "Rise in price of oil pushes energy stocks, market higher" Associated Press 12:21 PM
  • "Energy Stocks Lead U.S. Benchmarks Higher: Crude prices jump after an attack on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman" [Paid Membership Required] 12:22 PM
  • "Asian markets fall, led by Hang Seng's slide: Hong Kong stocks drop after police clash with protesters; Nikkei retreats" MarketWatch 12:22 PM

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