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Wednesday Highlights: President Trump doubles down on criticism of Apple not helping unlock iPhones saying "they have the keys to so many criminals and criminal minds", recounting help he's given Apple; analyst Paulo Santos says Apple's "small rebound in iPhone sales in China ... did not represent a meaningful recovery of the volume [they] once had in China"; United Kingdom lawmakers say tech tax to proceed regardless of US pressure; New York Post says Apple has eye on 11 Penn Plaza for office space; Bloomberg reporting possible May unveiling of a new low-cost iPhone; Macworld reviews FotoMagico for iPad; John Gruber recalls article from Der Spiegel in which Tim Cook indicated Apple would "eventually no longer have a key to iCloud data".

  • "Walter Isaacson on Jony Ive's departure from Apple"  CNBC TV 8:29 AM
  • "In moments of anger, Steve Jobs was critical of Tim Cook's abilities as a 'product person,' says biographer Walter Isaacson" ["'In my book, Steve says how Tim Cook can do everything, and then he looked at me and said, 'Tim's not a product person,'' Isaacson said in a 'Squawk Box' interview. 'Sometimes when Steve was in pain ... and he was angry, he would say more things that [Cook] was not a product person,' recalled Isaacson. 'I felt I would put in the specific things that were relevant to the reader but not the complaints.'"]  CNBC 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Caution Grows as Sell Ratings Hit Multi-Decade Record" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Slumps After Rosenblatt Downgrade, 'Disappointing' iPhone Sales Forecast: Apple shares were indicated lower in pre-market trading Monday after analysts at Rosenblatt Securities downgraded the stock amid concern for weakening iPhone demand and slower service revenue growth over the second half of the year." TheStreet 7:57 AM
  • "Apple Tests iCloud Website Sign-in With Face ID and Touch ID in iOS 13, iPadOS, and macOS Catalina Betas" MacRumors 7:42 AM
  • "Apple testing iCloud beta sign-in with Face ID and Touch ID" GearBrain 8:01 AM
  • "Apple is testing Touch ID and Face ID sign-in for iCloud in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina" BGR 4:41 PM
  • "How to save an image on your Mac computer in 3 different ways" Business Insider 2:49 PM
  • "How to use your iPad as a second Mac display with Sidecar" Computerworld 10:55 AM
  • "Filtered Row Insertion, Sheet Links and Other New Features of Numbers 6.1" MacMost 10:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "Go64 checks for 32-bit apps incompatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina" prMac 7:42 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Bill Gates says Steve Jobs could be both an 'a--hole' and a wizard who cast 'spells' on people" Business Insider 7:41 AM
  • "Bill Gates: Steve Jobs was a wizard, but I was immune to his spells" Cult of Mac 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft's Bill Gates: Steve Jobs cast spells on everyone but he didn't fool me" ZDNet 8:18 AM
  • "Apple 'was on a path to die,' but Bill Gates credits Steve Jobs' ability to make magic by 'casting spells'" GeekWire 12:12 PM
  • "Sun Valley 2019: Content Arms Race, Streaming Wars Take Center Stage After a Turbulent Year" ["From Apple to Disney to AT&T, most of the major players who are on the guest list this week at the tony C-suite conclave are making huge investments in storytelling for a new era of streaming on-demand platforms."] Variety 10:59 AM
  • "Sensor Tower: Android and iOS apps made $39 billion in first half of 2019" VentureBeat 1:31 PM
  • "Huawei founder says Apple is the inspiration behind its privacy policy" Cult of Mac 7:49 AM
  • "Why I made an app to document the seclusion and restraint of special education students" The Conversation 10:05 AM
  • "iPhone — Nap — Apple" YouTube 8:01 AM
  • "Apple's Website Celebrates US Women's World Cup Victory With Memoji Tribute" MacRumors 8:32 AM
  • "Xiaomi just used Apple's 'Memoji' to promote its own 'Mimoji' and its funnier than you think" Live Mint 8:31 AM
  • "Woz wants you to get off Facebook right now: The Apple co-founder believes the privacy tradeoff just isn't worth it." ZDNet 1:31 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Canon Brings Stacked Sensor Tech to PowerShot Line: The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III and G5 X Mark II gain incredible increases in shooting speed thanks to stacked sensor tech, previously exclusive to Sony cameras." PC Magazine 9:29 PM
  • "Facebook to be quizzed in court on EU-US data transfers" BBC 9:15 PM
  • "FCC Chairman wants to ban caller ID spoofing for text messages" Engadget 2:22 PM
  • "FCC proposal would let it punish international robocallers" TechCrunch 2:22 PM
  • "FCC's Ajit Pai targets robocall ban for texts and foreign calls: The new rules would extend robocall blocking to international calls and text messages." CNET 1:43 PM
  • "Man baffled as Google Home speaker only responds when he speaks in cartoon-like voice: Jay Cleezy, a Google Home owner form Ontario, was forced to use a rather embarrassing voice to communicate with his assistant" Mirror Online UK 8:32 AM
  • "More than 1,000 Android apps harvest data even after you deny permissions: The apps gather information such as location, even after owners explicitly say no. Google says a fix won't come until Android Q." CNET 7:52 AM
  • "Waze Data Can Help Predict Car Crashes and Cut Response Time" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:51 AM
  • "South Korean internet addiction camp: What is life like there?" BBC 7:50 AM
  • "Internet of things sparks race to replace the battery: Era of mass sensors will require new sources of power" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Backdoor found in Ruby library for checking for strong passwords" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "#253: Steal The Ball/Guest Marco Arment joins Jason and Myke to discuss the possibility of new Apple laptop keyboards at last, his Overcast priorities over the next year, and the future of podcasting. There are also some mild opinions about Jony Ive, the streaming-video wars, and cappuccino." Relay FM: Upgrade 3:59 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: July 08, 2019 – Sign in with Apple, Jeff Williams profile" 9to5Mac 3:29 PM
  • "DNS Over HTTPS, New iCloud Login Method – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-08" The Mac Observer 1:24 PM
  • "Alleged 2019 iPhone XI logic board images shown in new leak" AppleInsider 7:42 AM
  • "Apple just suffered an excruciating double blow − with Samsung the main beneficiary: Apple has paid Samsung a huge fine after failing to meet the terms of its contract, a turn which is only likely to intensify the rivalry between the two giants." TrustedReviews 8:30 AM
  • "Apple May Launch Massive Foldable iPad with 5G Next Year" LAPTOP Magazine 8:56 AM
  • "How Apple's next major iPhone update will turn your phone into a much better health tracker" Business Insider 12:13 PM
  • "Apple Releases Second Public Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS" MacRumors 3:20 PM
  • "Apple Releases Revised Version of iOS 13 and iPadOS Developer Beta 3" MacRumors 3:28 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM

  • "iFrogz Airtime review — a budget alternative to AirPods with sweat resistance, EQ & more" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "Review: Amazon's Echo Show 5 is a quality bedside companion" AppleInsider 1:43 PM
  • "iBot G3s and Trashbot and Friends Playset: toys for grown-up Mac fans" Apple World Today 7:41 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Magpie review: Visual note-taking iOS app for sharing with family and friends" Macworld 7:44 AM
  • "Escape Crappy News Recommendation Algorithms With the Gem App" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:19 AM
  • "How an app made hiking easier – with unintended consequences: Guthook Guides' maps and crowdsourced information have made outdoor adventures far less wild" The Guardian 10:05 AM
  • "'Dr. Mario World' will make a new generation of virus-killing addicts: It perfectly distills the magic of 'Dr. Mario' for iOS and Android." Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "Dr. Mario World feels more like Candy Crush than the classic NES game" The Verge 8:18 AM
  • "'Dr. Mario World' preview: The puzzle addiction is real" Mashable 8:07 AM
  • "Replacing the Display on Your iPhone XS is as Easy as It's Ever Been." iFixit 6:29 PM
  • "How to Find iPad Model Name & Model Number" OS X Daily 3:20 PM
  • "How to use NFC to control your home with iOS 13" AppleInsider 1:29 PM
  • "How to turn off the initially hard-to-find 'shuffle' option in an iPhone's Music app" Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "How to quickly cancel a payment you make with Apple Cash" iDownload Blog 8:17 AM
  • "iOS 13 change: Where to find app updates in the App Store now" CNET 1:31 PM
  • "10 new time-saving productivity gestures in iPadOS" iDownload Blog 1:30 PM
  • "5G FAQ: What is 5G and when is it coming to the iPhone" Macworld 7:44 AM
  • "After Jony Ive leaves Apple, these are the products he should redesign next: He is having a David Letterman moment and I can't wait to see what his 'Netflix show' will be like -- literally and figuratively." CNET 9:29 PM
  • "All the Jony Ive Drama: Explained" iMore 1:31 PM
  • "Anticipating the Merger of Apple and Oracle"  TechNewsWorld 1:30 PM
  • "Quiz: 6 things you probably didn't know about iTunes" Apple Must 1:24 PM
  • "A Foldable iPad Wouldn't Be the Right Fit for Apple" Motley Fool 12:21 PM
  • "Lee Iacocca & Steve Jobs had in common" Om Malik 12:10 PM
  • "A new quote from Steve Jobs reveals what the late Apple cofounder really thought of Tim Cook: 'Tim's not a product guy'" Business Insider 2:22 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Criticized Tim Cook as 'Not a Product Person,' Says Biographer Walter Isaacson" MacRumors 10:17 AM
  • "Jobs biographer slams Apple design and missed TV opportunity" AppleInsider 10:17 AM
  • "I was just in an Apple Store while it was Robbed" Reddit r/Apple 10:13 AM
  • "Anticipating a Microsoft Surface laptop designed by Jony Ive" Computerworld 8:51 AM
  • "This is the craziest smartwatch design you've ever seen, and it's not from Apple or Samsung" BGR 8:36 AM
  • "OK seriously, stop whining about Apple's controversial new iPhone 11 design" BGR 7:57 AM
  • "Cassandra - Monday Review: Ive Tales; the Nearly iPad Pro; China Problems; and more" eXtensions 7:32 AM
  • "The sinkhole that saved the internet: Two British researchers saved the internet from a global cyberattack in 2017. Amid mounting pressure and little sleep, keeping that 'kill switch' alive was critical to preventing another outbreak." TechCrunch 2:57 PM
  • "What Is Machine Learning? Although it's far from the original vision of artificial intelligence, machine learning has brought us much closer to the ultimate goal of creating thinking machines. Here's how it works." PC Magazine 1:35 PM
  • "Google's Pixel 4 renders surface and all anyone can do is stare at that top bezel" TechCrunch 12:21 PM
  • "The future of machine learning is tiny: Pete Warden digs into why embedded machine learning is so important, how to implement it on existing chips, and shares new use cases it will unlock." O'Reilly 11:02 AM
  • "Why Samsung needs to keep taking risks like the Galaxy Fold" Business Insider 8:26 AM
  • "Social Media Could Make It Impossible to Grow Up" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:51 AM
  • "A story about phones that look like onions and garlic" The Verge 7:43 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Sling TV gets a new look on Apple TV and Roku: A new information view reveals show details as you scroll over them." Engadget 9:35 PM
  • "Apple revives classic Texas Hold'em iOS game to mark 10 years of the App Store" 9to5Mac 1:30 PM
  • "Apple Brings Back Texas Hold'em" MacStories 1:30 PM
  • "40-year-old Apple-1 original manual could fetch over $10,000 at auction" 9to5Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Insanely rare '76 Apple-1 Operation Manual for sale" Apple Must 8:27 AM
Computer Industry
  • "When Microsoft was the tech monopoly everyone loved to hate: Break up the tech giants? Been there, (almost) done that. But the DOJ's battle to rein in Microsoft didn't turn out the way anyone expected." Fast Company 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft warns about Astaroth malware campaign: New hard-to-detect Astaroth campaigns spotted using fileless execution and living-off-the-land techniques." ZDNet 1:35 PM
  • "Microsoft Signs Up Providence Hospital Chain as Cloud, AI Customer" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft and Providence St. Joseph Health team up to improve healthcare efficiency" GeekWire 5:10 PM
  • "Microsoft admitted to private Linux developer security list" ZDNet 3:58 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 1.11 throwback app as a Stranger Things tie-in" Ars Technica 6:03 PM
  • "IBM Garage Talks Accelerating Digital Transformation" InformationWeek 7:29 AM
  • "When foldable tech goes mad: IBM patents crazy folding smartwatch" Pocket-lint 8:46 AM
  • "IBM files patent for a smartwatch that can unfold into a tablet" MSPoweruser 8:46 AM
  • "IBM patents watch that implausibly transforms into an 8-panel tablet" VentureBeat 10:14 AM
  • "IBM Hypertaste e-tongue uses AI to rapidly identify liquids" SlashGear 8:45 AM
  • "How IBM is looking long-term to enable a business as usual blockchain future" TheBlock 8:47 AM
  • "IBM appoints new general manager for SEE" SeeNews 8:47 AM
  • "AMD's New Desktop CPUs and GPUs Fare Well Versus Intel, Nvidia in Reviews: Reviews arrived on Sunday for the latest AMD CPUs and GPUs, with the GPU reviews coming two days after a price cut. By and large, investors have to like what they see." TheStreet 3:28 PM
  • "AMD and NVDIA Vie for GPU Dominance, Intel Poses a Threat" Zacks 8:48 AM
  • "AMD Leapfrogs NVIDIA for the First Time in Years" Motley Fool 7:55 AM
  • "AMD Counters NVIDIA With Price Cuts on Its Latest GPUs" Motley Fool 2:49 PM
  • "AMD releases 7nm desktop CPUs, GPUs; server CPUs to come" DigiTimes 7:56 AM
  • "AMD's new drivers boost graphics quality with Radeon RX 5700 GPUs" TechRadar UK 8:49 AM
  • "Intel And Baidu Collaborate On Neural Network Processor For Training" Forbes 8:07 AM
  • "HP refreshes its business desktop PCs" Neowin 6:03 PM
  • "HP for Business focusing on growth" DataQuest 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle Java updates have become easier to ignore: If the five new features in the new JDK don't excite you, just remember the next JDK is only six months away" Computerworld 8:40 AM
  • "Nexon upgrades Cisco Meraki routers for retail chain Lowes: Forms part of $4.5m managed services contract" ARNnet 8:40 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Rosenblatt analyst says iPhone 11 sales will disappoint, AAPL stock price falls in premarket trading" 9to5Mac 7:42 AM
  • "Rosenblatt Securities Downgrades $AAPL to 'Sell' on Predictions of Slowing iPhone, iPad, Services Growth" The Mac Observer 4:40 PM
  • "Apple slides after analyst downgrades it to 'sell' over lackluster sales" Business Insider 8:01 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow closes lower as Apple, Boeing shares slump, investors rethink Fed rate-cut chances: Boeing loses a nearly $6 billion deal after 737 Max safety concerns" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Fall on Pared Rate Cut Hopes; Apple and Boeing Weigh on Dow: Stocks ended lower Monday, pulled down by bad news on Boeing and Apple and a strong U.S. jobs report that trimmed hopes of aggressive near-term interest rate cuts from the Federal Reserve." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "US stocks fall as Fed interest rate cut hopes fade: U.S. stocks finished lower on Monday, their second consecutive down day, as dimming prospects that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates anytime soon weighed on equities." FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Fall as Prospects of Aggressive Fed Rate Cuts Recede: Stocks fell as investors backed away from hopes that the Federal Reserve would aggressively cut interest rates to boost the economy." [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asia stocks slide Monday in wake of U.S. jobs report that undercut market hope for aggressive Fed rate cut" Associated Press 8:36 AM

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