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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's latest transparency report includes government demands for App Store removals, redacted NSLs"  AppleInsider 9:45 PM
  • "Apple publishes latest transparency report detailing requests for data and App Store removals" 9to5Mac 9:46 PM
  • "The real reason Jony Ive left Apple: Since the last true breakthrough product, 2015"s Watch, Ive has been slowly distancing himself from Apple. Now with LoveFrom, it looks like the luxury sector will be his first target"  Wired UK 7:41 AM
  • "Apple CEO triggered by reports of design decline" Telecoms 8:01 AM
  • "Tim Cook's defense of Jony Ive signals a new era at Apple" ["Usually when a highly critical story about Apple comes out, the company remains silent and lets it blow over. (Apple initially declined to comment on the Journal's story Sunday.) But the Journal's report spurred a lot of discussion and confusion about the current state of Apple, and it drew a rare response from Cook by late Monday afternoon."] CNBC 11:48 AM
  • "Tim Cook: WSJ report on tensions with Jony Ive is 'absurd'" [Video] CNBC 8:01 AM
  • "Irish regulator opens third privacy probe into Apple" ["The probe is examining whether Apple has complied with the relevant provisions of the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law in relation to an access request from a customer."]  Reuters 10:33 AM
  • "If Apple fails at this level, it would be a 'big problem' for the stock, technician says"  CNBC 8:01 AM
  • "Rally or not? Apple stock is at a 'key technical juncture'" Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple switches off Back to My Mac remote access for all users" AppleInsider 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft blocks Windows 10 version 1903 on older Mac devices" Windows Latest 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Outlines Issue With Windows 10 Updates for Older Macs, Solution Coming This Month" MacRumors 9:41 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Catalina to Developers" MacRumors 2:16 PM
  • "MacOS Catalina 10.15 Dev Beta 3 Released for Download" OS X Daily 2:17 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Getting Time Capsule failure warnings? Here's what you can do" Macworld 7:34 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to replace Back to My Mac now Apple has killed it" Computerworld 9:51 AM
  • "Commander One, a Finder alternative for macOS, gets even better with version 2.0" Apple World Today 7:23 AM
  • "A Reference: All About macOS Catalina System Files" The Mac Observer 3:48 PM
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "SecuritySpy 5.0 - Major Update to macOS CCTV Software" prMac 9:03 AM
  • "Data Merge 1.0 available for download. The best merge application for macOS with capabilities never seen before" Ecleti 8:33 AM
  • "HoudahGeo 5.3: Photo geotagging solution adds Apple HEIC support" Houdah Software 7:22 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple still struggling to make a sound in Europe's smart speaker market" Cult of Mac 7:33 AM
  • "In interview, Eddy Cue denies reports that he and Tim Cook sent script notes for Apple TV+ shows" 9to5Mac 10:58 AM
  • "Cue denies Apple execs pass notes to studios filming Apple TV+ shows" AppleInsider 11:12 AM
  • "Apple says it isn't micromanaging shows for its streaming service: It claims to be taking a hands-off approach." Engadget 12:20 PM
  • "Apple TV trails behind Roku, other TV platforms in US device sales" AppleInsider 2:16 PM
  • "Gen Z says everyone has an iPhone these days — and if they don't, they get left out of group chats"  Business Insider 7:44 AM
  • "Most iPhone owners are clueless about their phones (Samsung owners aren't much better): A new survey points to a surprising lack of knowledge on the part of iPhone owners. Or is it so surprising?" ZDNet 3:51 PM
  • "Most iPhone XR owners don't know what model they have while many believe it's 5G capable, survey says" 9to5Mac 12:28 PM
  • "iPhones... not as terrible for the planet as we thought" The Hustle 8:03 AM
  • "Businesses call on Supreme Court to recognize LGBTQ rights" ["Companies signing the 'friend of the court' brief include Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Comcast NBCUniversal, Dropbox, eBay, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intuit, Lyft, Microsoft, Mozilla, Pintrest, Salesforce and Uber."] Axios 12:20 PM
  • "Apple shares new Apple Watch 'Close Your Rings' stories- 9to5Mac" 9to5Mac 2:17 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon plans to build its tallest skyscraper in Bellevue, WA: The 43-story tower will also be the tallest in the city." Engadget 9:37 PM
  • "Reports say China is installing surveillance apps on some visitors' phones: The Guardian has reported the app extracts emails, text messages, contacts, and handset information." ZDNet 8:55 PM
  • "Super concerned with Superhuman: Seattle tech vet takes issue with new email app 'spying' on users" GeekWire 2:08 PM
  • "Facebook combats 'miracle cures' and other misleading health claims: YouTube is also being bombarded with fake cancer treatment news, report says." CNET 12:04 PM
  • "Xiaomi subtly clones Apple's Memoji with 'Mimoji': They look more than a little familiar." Engadget 10:07 AM
  • "Another massive outage takes down many of the internet's biggest sites and service" BGR 9:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Issues Ebook Refunds" Thurrott 7:47 AM
  • "Virginia bans 'deepfakes' and 'deepnudes' pornography" BBC 7:30 AM
  • "Senator Warren Says Key FCC Cybersecurity Advisory Council Panders to Industry" Vice 7:29 AM
  • "Endless AI-generated spam risks clogging up Google's search results" The Verge 7:29 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "AppStories, Episode 118 – Reminders in iOS 13" MacStories 3:59 PM
  • "Tim Cook and the Wall Street Journal – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-02" The Mac Observer 2:06 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 298: The elephant in the white room" iDownload Blog 8:40 AM
  • "Road to Macstock -Kirschen Seah Introduces Sketchnotes" MacVoices 7:22 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple to launch tailored iPhone for China: report" ["The new phone will reportedly remove Face ID, the facial recognition system for the iPhone, and instead employ an under-display fingerprint function, news site caijing.com.cn reported, citing sources on the upstream industry supply chain. An industry insider revealed that this is likely to 'save on costs.'"] Global Times 7:28 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Plans to Launch iPhone With Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor in China" MacRumors 7:28 AM
  • "Apple may finally be working on a much cheaper iPhone for China" VentureBeat 8:39 AM
  • "Apple has a surprising plan to save iPhone in China" Cult of Mac 7:33 AM
  • "Apple Receives FCC Approval for Unreleased MacBook Pro" MacRumors 12:46 PM
  • "Cult of Mac | Tech and culture through an Apple lens" Cult of Mac 2:17 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to Developers" MacRumors 2:16 PM
  • "What's new in iOS 13 beta 3?" 9to5Mac 2:16 PM
  • "Apple working on retractable bumpers for 'Project Titan' self-driving car" AppleInsider 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Car anyone? Apple patent is for 'extendable bumpers for vehicles" Apple World Today 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Wins First Noise and Wind Cancellation Patent for Future Over-the-Ear Headphones" Patently Apple 7:29 AM
  • "Apple Won 46 Patents Today covering Future Smart Apparel, Augmented Reality and more" Patently Apple 9:41 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:30 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:30 AM
  • "iPad Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:30 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Pumping Up The 2013 Mac Pro: The 2013 Mac Pro is often criticized for its lack of expansion. But the six Thunderbolt 2 array provides some interesting possibilities." Bare Feats 10:47 AM
  • "Apple AirPod alternatives: These are the best true wireless earbuds around" TechRadar UK 8:01 AM
  • "Review: E'NOD Mini Ring Pros true wireless earphones" TechFruit 8:02 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Agenda 6.0 Adds Full Integration with Apple's Reminders" MacStories 7:29 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Screenwriting, Novels, Apps, and More with John August (Part 1)" MacStories 9:42 AM
  • "How to fix a broken iPhone charger: or figure out if it would be safer to replace it entirely" Macworld UK 8:00 AM
  • "iPadOS 13: How to use the floating digital keyboard/The iPhone typing experience comes to Apple's tablet, and the iPad is the better for it." Macworld 7:33 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's Eddy Cue shoots down report of exec meddling in Apple TV+ content: Neither he nor Tim Cook are having creative input in Apple TV+ content." iMore 8:55 PM
  • "Apple's design team is working on projects that 'will blow you away,' says Tim Cook" Business Insider 2:09 PM
  • "No, Apple, don't build that new Nashville retail store THERE, build it HERE" Apple World Today 11:56 AM
  • "The Apple Watch is a life saver for many, including myself" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:58 AM
  • "The Best Vintage Mac Designs" MacMost 9:50 AM
  • "This fake iPhone 11 Max hands-on video is still our best look yet at Apple's next-gen iPhone" BGR 7:50 AM
  • "Opinion: Will there be an Apple Display for the rest of us?" 9to5Mac 7:29 AM
  • "Editorial: WSJ Jony Ive story scoffed at by Apple experts, delicious to critics"  AppleInsider 2:08 PM
  • "Jony Ive is leaving Apple at a time it's pivoting to Services" Cult of Mac 9:41 AM
  • "Ive got a story to tell: Differing views on Apple's exiting designer" Macworld 9:41 AM
  • "Tim Cook Hits Back at Wall Street Journal over Sir Jony Ive Claims" The Mac Observer 7:23 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook slams the (absurd) Jony Ive fictions" Apple Must 7:22 AM
Non-Apple
  • "This wild new computer with two screens made me excited about what could be next for the laptop" Business Insider 11:41 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: Life After Jony" iMore 8:39 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "GE Appliances Unveils WiFi-enabled Window Air Conditioners for Summer Travel Season" ["GE smart window air conditioners are the first to be compatible with Apple® HomeKit™ and feature convenient voice control via Siri, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant."] Business Wire 2:55 PM
  • "Spotify's Stations radio app adds support for Apple CarPlay" AppleInsider 8:03 AM
  • "Aquaplus Announces 'Utawarerumono: Lost Flag' for iOS and Android in Japan with Pre-Registrations Now Live" Touch Arcade 7:44 AM
  • "Dr. Mario World's newest trailer teases crazy multiplayer mode" Cult of Mac 7:33 AM
  • "A picture is worth a thousand words - visualize your message" prMac 7:29 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's next big Windows 10 update is actually pretty small: The company says it 'will install like a monthly update.'" Engadget 7:16 AM
  • "Next major Windows 10 update's only cool feature will be... how fast it installs?" BGR 7:16 AM
  • "Windows 10 19H2: If you're on 1903, expect 'far faster' update, says Microsoft/Microsoft is promising much quicker feature updates for users on the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and beyond." ZDNet 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft finally reveals 19H2 build of Windows is basically just a Service Pack: Less room for borkage (or at least that's the theory)" The Inquirer 7:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Introduces Windows 1.0... Wait, What? A tweet made by the official Windows Twitter account includes a video running backards through the versions of Windows. Is this a Stranger Things tie-in?" PC Magazine 2:31 PM
  • "Microsoft is teasing Windows 1.0, and everyone is confused" Engadget 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft's baffling new launch: 'All-new' Windows 1.0 with MS-Dos Executive/Microsoft has fun on Twitter teasing a new release of Windows 1.0 and all its apps, including the game Reversi." Morningstar 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft is teasing Windows 1.0 and other 1980s software: Get MS-DOS Executive, Paint, and Reversi in...whatever this is." Ars Technica 8:02 PM
  • "Intel has the big Ice Lake-SP Xeon die back/Updated: And the core count is....." SemiAccurate 3:48 PM
  • "You know what's besides the XPoint, Intel? Somebody else's storage-class memory — SK Hynix: Another vendor mounts the crossbars" The Register 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Teams' new Icebreaker Bot pairs up co-workers at random to help build bonds" GeekWire 7:57 PM
  • "Intel Makes Available 24.1 Network Adapter Drivers - Apply Now" Softpedia 7:47 AM
  • "Intel and the auto industry pen first safety rules for self-driving cars: The guideline sets out 12 principles that autonomous vehicles must adhere to." Engadget 7:58 PM
  • "Deadline for IBM to meet job quota passes: Tech giant has 60 days to report results" WAFB 9 7:50 AM
  • "HCL now fully controls IBM software including Notes and Domino: A new division, called HCL Software, has also been created by the company to push out the software products." ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "IBM-Maersk Shipping Blockchain Gains Steam With 15 Carriers Now on Board" coindesk 7:50 AM
  • "Nvidia unveils GeForce RTX SUPER gaming GPUs: The GPUs are said to deliver up to 25 percent faster performance than the original RTX 20 series." ZDNet 12:28 PM
  • "Nvidia announces the RTX 2060, 2070, 2080 Super graphics cards, FrameView monitoring tool" Neowin 3:58 PM
  • "Big win for Samsung as NVIDIA picks its 7nm process for next-gen GPU" Sam Mobile 7:47 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Apple Was 'Clear Winner' in G-20 Trade Truce" [Video Report] Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:56 PM
  • "Apple's Second-Half Outlook: Investors Want New Highs/Can Apple stock hit new highs later this year? The answer is yes, but some things need to fall into place for that to happen." TheStreet 2:17 PM
  • "Apple to share June quarter results on July 30" iDownload Blog 9:41 AM
Industry News
  • "Warren Buffett Trims Berkshire Hathaway Stake With $3.6 Billion Gifts" MarketWatch 5:55 PM
  • "S&P Logs Record Close as Markets Shrug Off U.S.-EU Trade Dispute Worries: Stocks surge into close with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ending slightly higher and the S&P 500 at a new record amid a fresh U.S.-EU tariff dispute." TheStreet 5:55 PM
  • "Dow Jones Futures: Tesla Deliveries Jump, Fueling Stock; Facebook, Amazon Near Buy Points" Investor's Business Daily 5:56 PM
  • "S&P 500 sets second record high in as many days" FOXBusiness 5:56 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb as Trade Stays in Focus: Real-estate and utility companies lift S&P; U.S. warns of possible new levies on $4 billion of EU goods" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:57 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as investors mull significance of trade truce: Hang Seng has catch-up rally, while other indexes quiet after Monday's gains" MarketWatch 8:04 AM

 
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