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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Ive departs Apple as it plots its future course: Tech titan faces uncertainty while it pivots to services such as streaming"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Why Jony Ive's greatest achievement wasn't the iPhone. It was the original iMac" Digital Trends 8:25 AM
  • "Jony Ive's departure from Apple 'leaves a major void in terms of innovation'" Yahoo Finance 3:45 PM
  • "Spotify, Apple Music and the rest are secretly fixing your mainstream taste in tunes: Music's new era of streaming is catalyzing independent artists and indie music companies: and giving you even more choices."  CNET 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's Biggest Opportunity Could Also Be Its Biggest Problem" Seeking Alpha 3:34 PM
  • "Apple says that it's focused on quality over quantity when it comes to its TV shows" The Verge 3:36 PM
  • "Apple won't offer a Netflix-like quantity of TV shows: It also expects 'The Morning Show' to be its first original." Engadget 5:31 PM
  • "Trump's tariffs may be the excuse, but Apple and other companies have plenty of additional reasons to move out of China, experts say" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:04 AM
  • "Jony Ive's replacement rescued the first iPhone from disaster: You may not have heard much of Jeff Williams, but he's Apple's super fixer, the man behind the success of the Apple Watch and, some say, the next CEO. But is he the best candidate to write Cupertino's next design chapter?"  Wired UK 6/29
  • "Editorial: Jony Ive's departure opens up an opportunity for Apple to think differently"  AppleInsider 6/29
  • "Analysts think that Jony Ive's departure is a sign that one of Tim Cook's top lieutenants is becoming even more powerful" Business Insider 6/29
  • "Apple isn't doomed without Jony Ive — here's why the departure of the design legend is actually a good thing" Business Insider 6/29
  • "Jony Ive's Departure Means Big Changes Are Coming to Apple" Fortune 6/29
  • "My Last Interaction with Jony Ive" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 6/29
  • "Eddy Cue interview: 'We watch a lot of TV but that doesn't qualify us as experts'/He was the mastermind behind iTunes and Apple Music — now he has his eye on the small screen"  The Times (UK) 6/29
  • "Here's 1 Way Apple Could Benefit From the Trade War" Motley Fool 6/29
OS X
News
  • "In-the-wild Mac malware kept busy in June—here's a rundown: Newly disclosed OSX/CrescentCore is 1 of 6 Mac threats to come to light this month." Ars Technica 6/29
  • "OSX/CrescentCore: Mac malware designed to evade antivirus" Intego 6/28
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Browse Dozens of Retro Classic Mac OS Screen Shots from 1984 to 1999" OS X Daily 12:01 PM
  • "How to get started with Keyboard Maestro on Mac" iMore 8:17 AM
  • "How to move from Chrome to another browser: If you want to make the switch" The Verge 6/29
  • "How to use Parental Controls to block websites on a Mac to help protect children or to increase productivity" Business Insider 6/28
  • "Apple's Sidecar just really *gets* me, you know?" TechCrunch 6/28
  • "What To Do About 32-Bit Apps Before Updating To macOS Catalina" MacMost 6/28
  • "How to uninstall System Preferences app on macOS" AddictiveTips 6/28
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "Bebop Technology Puts Editing into the Cloud" fcp.co 6/28
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "OpenID Foundation questions Sign in with Apple" 9to5Mac 9:19 AM
  • "OpenID Foundation Claims 'Sign In with Apple' Could Expose Users to Security and Privacy Risks" MacRumors 3:34 PM
  • "Tim Cook on the work still needed for LGBTQ equality" CBS News 3:33 PM
  • "How the iPhone Helped Save the Planet" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/29
  • "12 years of iPhone: Why Apple's first smartphone was far from a guaranteed success" AppleInsider 6/29
  • "OpenID Foundation says 'Sign in with Apple' has critical gaps, urges changes" AppleInsider 6/29
  • "Apple reportedly vows improvements to News+ after lackluster start" Engadget 6/29
  • "Jony Ive Wanted To Build An Apple Car Without A Steering Wheel" Redmond Pie 6/29
  • "U.S. May Outlaw Messaging Encryption Used By WhatsApp, iMessage And Others, Report"  Forbes 6/29
  • "Trump declares China trade truce: President Trump at the G-20 summit today said he'll allow U.S. companies to sell to Chinese tech giant Huawei and won't put new tariffs on China for the 'time being.'" Axios 6/29
  • "Glassdoor survey: Employees give top rating to VMware's CEO, but Zuckerberg plunges" ["Employees are a fickle bunch and just three CEOs have made the Top CEO list every year for the past seven years: Zuckerberg, Apple's Tim Cook, and Salesforce's Marc Benioff."] ZDNet 6/29
  • "Shot on iPhone XS — Call Me Cowboy — Apple" YouTube 6/29
Non-Apple News
  • "A Single Court-Authorized Wiretap Order in 2018 Swept Up 9.2 Million Intercepts" Gizmodo 6:46 PM
  • "Google's 'Fast Share' Is Like Apple's AirDrop: Replaces Android Beam" Forbes 8:26 PM
  • "Android might finally get a better AirDrop alternative" Mashable 4:38 PM
  • "Google's texting app could soon be more like Snapchat" Mashable 3:39 PM
  • "An Amazon engineer made an AI-powered cat flap to stop his cat from bringing home dead animals" The Verge 11:06 AM
  • "Japan to tighten export rules for high-tech materials to South Korea: media" Reuters 7:58 AM
  • "Remove This Android Game Unless You Want Your Google And Facebook Data Stolen" HotHardware 6/29
  • "The Huawei rollercoaster continues as Google gets a green light to license Android again" PCWorld 6/29
  • "Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to stand trial in 2020" TechCrunch 6/28
  • "Ajit Pai Is Working Hard to Make Broadband Users Dumb Again" Gizmodo 6/28
  • "Regulators Pile On With New Investigations of Tech Companies" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 6/28
  • "No public beta for Stadia could make Founder's Bundle buyers the guinea pigs" Digital Trends 6/28
  • "In-display fingerprint sensor breakthrough coming to budget phones" Android Authority 6/28
  • "Tetris is getting a battle royale mobile game" VentureBeat 6/28
  • "'Deepfakes' Are Videos Designed to Trick You Into Thinking They're Real. But There's a Way to Detect Them" Time 6/28
  • "Leaked photos reveal Samsung's answer to iPhone XS Max" Cult of Mac 6/28
  • "Exclusive: Western intelligence hacked 'Russia's Google' Yandex to spy on accounts - sources" Reuters 6/28
  • "New Dridex malware strain avoids antivirus software detection: When the new banking Trojan strain first appeared, very few traditional software products recognized it." ZDNet 6/28
  • "Realme enters race to ship a smartphone with a 64MP camera" ZDNet 6/28
  • "Technology that changed us: The 2010s, from Amazon Echo to Pokémon Go/In this 50-year retrospective, we're not just looking at technology year by year, we're looking at technologies that had an impact on us, paved the way for the future, and changed us, in ways good and bad. (Previously: The 2000s)" ZDNet 6/28
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Ive departs Apple, iPad OS, Chrome OS 75, and T-Mobile 5G (MobileTechRoundup show #473)" ZDNet 8:48 PM
  • "iMore show 663: Apple 2024" iMore 11:03 AM
  • "Apple goes big in Seattle: New campus escalates rivalry with Amazon, Microsoft and Google" [Podcast] GeekWire 11:02 AM
  • "Jony Ive and the 'fiddle factor' [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 303] Cult of Mac 6/29
  • "Road to Macstock and More: David Sparks On Getting Artists Organized, Keyboard Maestro Field Guide" MacVoices 6/29
  • "Apple's (Design) Executive Shuffle – TMO Daily Observations 2019-06-28" The Mac Observer 6/28
  • "9to5Mac Daily: June 28, 2019 – Jony Ive to leave Apple" 9to5Mac 6/28
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Apple batteries, Apple TV remote and Amazon counterfeits" The Loop 6/28
  • "Adapt, Episode 4: Making an eBook and Multitasking's Evolution" MacStories 6/28
  • "First Ring Daily Live: Ive Got Questions" Thurrott 6/28
  • "Vergecast: Jony Ive leaving Apple and public betas arriving" The Verge 6/28
  • "We react to the departure of Jony Ive, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 6/28
  • "Jony Ive leaves, future GPUs, and a CPU architect from ARM on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 6/28
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple will repair 2018 MacBook Airs with faulty logic board for free" The Verge 3:34 PM
  • "Apple Quietly Kicks Off Free 2018 MacBook Air Repair Campaign For Faulty Logic Boards" HotHardware 3:45 PM
  • "Apple Identifies Logic Board Issue With 'Very Small Number' of 2018 MacBook Airs, Will Fix Free of Charge" MacRumors 6/29
  • "Apple Could Improve iPhone Water Resistance By Removing Lightning Port" Redmond Pie 6/29
  • "Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch): Rumors, Release Date and Price" LAPTOP Magazine 6/29
AppleCare/Helps
  • "15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Recall Program FAQ: Everything you need to know" Macworld 6/28
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/28
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/28
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/28

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hands on: Amazon's compact Echo Show 5 smart display" AppleInsider 11:03 AM
  • "DPReview TV: Jordan buys a phone/It's time for Jordan to buy a new phone, so he compares the cameras on the iPhone X, iPhone XR, and the Google Pixel 3a with the help of fellow photographer and filmmaker Tyler Stalman. Is the Google phone good enough to draw Jordan out of Apple's walled garden? Tune in to find out." Digital Photography Review 6/29
  • "RHA T20 Wireless review: 12 hour battery with option for wired or wireless connectivity" ZDNet 6/29
  • "Hands on: Use the Adonit Photogrip Q for a new way to shoot iPhone photos" AppleInsider 6/29
iOS Apps
  • "Compared: Facebook Libra and Calibra vs Apple Pay" AppleInsider 12:33 PM
  • "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Task Force Emergency: Review" iMore 8:26 AM
  • "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is great till you start paying/So many things to collect. So little free space to hold them all." CNET 6/28
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to set an iMessage profile picture and name in iOS 13" Digital Trends 8:25 AM
  • "How to Use the New Text Editing Gestures in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13" iPhone Hacks 7:54 AM
  • "How to Install tvOS 13 Public Beta on Apple TV" OS X Daily 6/29
  • "How to Check Progress of iCloud Restore on iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 6/28
Tips
  • "How To Improve iPhone X Battery Life (You CAN Make It Better)" Know Your Mobile 3:37 PM
  • "How to Tell If Your iPhone is Refurbished By Looking at Its Model Number" Lifehacker 6/29
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "The worst Apple designs by Jony Ive, according to the AppleInsider staff" AppleInsider 5:32 PM
  • "6 Things You Didn't Know About Apple's Iconic Logo" [Slideshow] iDrop News 3:39 PM
  • "Opinion: Jony Ive leaves Apple, but it's not on design a high" NotebookCheck 3:37 PM
  • "Why you should add a second screen to your iPad Pro [Opinion] Cult of Mac 3:34 PM
  • "No Bill Gates, Windows was not iPhone's 'natural' nemesis" Roughly Drafted 9:19 AM
  • "I Don't Have a Compelling Reason to Upgrade My Ancient MacBook Pro" iDrop News 7:59 AM
  • "Apple told me I'm boring and unproductive and it hurts: Apple has an interesting way of categorizing your phone behavior. Does it make any sense?" ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Don't bother asking Apple Media Relations: Two queries, two misdirections." Apple 3.0 6/29
  • "Apple's best designs by Jony Ive, according to the AppleInsider staff" AppleInsider 6/29
  • "Jony Ive made the entire tech world care about design" The Verge 6/29
  • "After Jony Ive: What's the future of design at Apple?" iMore 6/29
  • "Top 13 products I want Jony Ive to redesign (including my coffee): Redesign all the things!" CNET 6/29
Non-Apple
  • "What if Google shared its profits off your data with you?" Android Authority 11:03 AM
  • "5 Ways 5G Will Change Your Life" Tom's Guide 9:19 AM
  • "Greed Is to Blame for the Radicalization of Social Media" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:04 AM
  • "Google needs to pull itself together: It could be a much greater company if it could only figure out how to combine existing technologies into killer apps." Computerworld 6/29
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "HyperCube backs up iPhone or iPad to microSD or USB storage" 9to5Mac 5:11 PM
  • "Reagle's HomeKit-enabled Smart Door Lock ships in July" AppleInsider 9:21 AM
  • "We Turned Our Teardown Wallpapers into iPhone Cases" iFixit 6/28
  • "'Tetris Royale' is 100 Player 'Tetris' and it's Coming to iOS and Android" Touch Arcade 6/28
  • "'Tetris Royale' is a new battle royale game coming to iOS" iDownload Blog 6/28
  • "Innodisk Unveils Fire Shield SSD: Withstands 800°C Temperature & Direct Flames" AnandTech 6/28
  • "Windows Calculator gets ported to Android, iOS and the web for some reason" The Inquirer 6/28
  • "'Dragalia Lost' Version 1.9.0 Is Now Available and Nintendo Announces More Events alongside the Revival of the New Year's Tidings: Fortune from Afar Raid Event" Touch Arcade 6/28
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is playing a very patient game with the future of Xbox, and it should be the model for Apple Arcade and Google's Stadia" Business Insider 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's Ebook Apocalypse Shows the Dark Side of DRM" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft developer reveals Linux is now more used on Azure than Windows Server: Linux rules all the clouds now, including Microsoft's own Azure." ZDNet 8:49 PM
  • "Microsoft's Radical Surface Hinge Can Solve Some Massive Problems" Forbes 6:28 PM
  • "IBM Announce Fresh Watson AI Tech Powering Wimbledon 2019 Tennis Championships" Forbes 3:34 PM
  • "AMD denies improperly sharing CPU tech with China: It allegedly used a complex system to bypass US rules." Engadget 6:47 PM
  • "AI is changing the entire nature of compute: Machine learning, especially deep learning, is forcing a re-evaluation of how chips and systems are designed that will change the direction of the industry for decades to come." ZDNet 9:20 AM
  • "Analysis: Microsoft's missteps decades ago offer antitrust lessons for tech's Big Four" Chicago Daily Herald 6/29
  • "Another patent teases some kind of foldable device coming from Microsoft" TechRadar UK 6/29
  • "SaaS spending hits $100bn annual run rate, Microsoft leads: Led by Microsoft and Salesforce, the enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) revenue passed the $100 billion run rate this quarter, a new report has said, adding that the SaaS market continues to grow at almost 30 per cent per year." The Statesman 6/29
  • "Microsoft explains the lack of Registry backups in Windows 10" gHacks 6/29
  • "Windows 10 Users Are Doing Their Best To Avoid The May Update" Forbes 6/29
  • "No, AMD Did Not Sell The Keys To The x86 Kingdom – Here's How The Chinese Joint Venture Works" WCCFTech 6/29
  • "Overclocked AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Breaks Its Own World Record" eTeknix 6/29
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, Radeon RX 5700 & NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GPU Benchmarks Leaked in Final Fantasy XV" WCCFTech 6/29
  • "AMD Denies Report That It Improperly Shared Sensitive Processor Tech With China" Gizmodo 6/29
  • "Egypt, IBM ink deal to set up IT school" MENAFN 6/29
  • "Trump declares China trade truce: President Trump at the G-20 summit today said he'll allow U.S. companies to sell to Chinese tech giant Huawei and won't put new tariffs on China for the 'time being.'" Axios 6/29
  • "President Trump lifts US ban on Huawei at G20 summit: In typical Art of the Deal fashion, Donald Trump has reportedly discussed the US Huawei ban with the president of China and has decided to change his mind and allow US companies to sell goods to Huawei once again." ZDNet 6/29
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "For Apple, China Is an Irritant, and 'Wind of Opportunity'" Barron's 6/28
  • "Jony Ive's departure hardly dented Apple stock" Cult of Mac 6/28
  • "Apple: With High Hopes for Trade War Resolution, Is It Time to Buy the Stock?" SmarterAnalyst 6/28
  • "Apple Grants $100 Million Lifeline to Ailing Japan Display" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/28
  • "Japan Display to receive $100 million investment from Apple as part of bailout deal" Reuters 6/28
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher with S&P 500 up 17% for year to date ahead of U.S. - China trade talks: All eyes on G-20 meeting" MarketWatch 6/28
  • "Stocks Rise as Investors Await Trade News From G-20 Summit: Stocks finish up on the final trading of the second quarter as investors await news from a meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at the G-20 summit." TheStreet 6/28
  • "US stocks end June with robust gains" FOXBusiness 6/28
  • "S&P 500 Posts Best First Half in 22 Years: A banner June followed a dismal May; S&P ends second quarter up 3.8% and has risen 17% in 2019" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6/28
  • "Asian markets slip as G-20 meeting kicks off in Japan: Stocks retreat in Japan, Hong Kong, mainland China though hopes remain of trade detente" MarketWatch 6/28

 
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