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  • "Industrial Design and Operational Excellence is at the heart of Apple's Success"  Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:20 AM
  • "Can Apple be better now Jony Ive is gone? Now that Jony Ive has left the position as Apple's Chief Design Officer, can the company now start making products that are not only beautiful, but also reliable and repairable?"  ZDNet 10:20 AM
  • "Apple has been 'misunderstood by the Street for years': Analyst"  Yahoo Finance 8:55 AM
  • "Apple's first Design and Development Accelerator opens in Shanghai"  Apple 8:02 AM
  • "Apple launch free workshops for young Londoners at risk of being caught up in gangs" London Evening Standard 8:27 AM
  • "Apple starts China app development program in services business push" Reuters 7:37 AM
  • "U.S. to investigate planned French tax on Apple, other tech giants: President Donald Trump is planning to launch a probe into France's intent to implement a digital tax initiative targeting large internet companies, an investigation that could lead to tariffs or trade restrictions." AppleInsider 5:39 PM
  • "MacOS targeted for new Java graphics pipeline: The Lanai Project would use Apple's Metal graphics APIs instead of the deprecated OpenGL" Infoworld 8:03 PM
  • "WWDC19 Video Transcripts Now Available: Take advantage of transcripts to quickly discover and share information presented in WWDC19 videos. You can search by keyword, see all instances where the keyword is mentioned in the video, go straight to the time it was mentioned, and even share a link to that specific time." Apple Developer Connection 3:34 PM
  • "Apple releases WWDC 2019 session video transcripts: Search for all the sessions you want to watch or re-watch." iMore 5:38 PM
  • "Apple posts searchable transcripts for WWDC 2019 videos: Whether they missed out or need to be reminded of something, developers can now explore searchable video transcripts of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in June." AppleInsider 5:38 PM
  • "Apple removes Zoom web server in stealth Mac update" AppleInsider 6:54 PM
  • "Apple has pushed a silent Mac update to remove hidden Zoom web server" TechCrunch 6:52 PM
  • "Apple Pushes Automatic Mac Software Update to Remove Vulnerable Zoom Web Server" MacRumors 9:40 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 87 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements" MacRumors 1:04 PM
  • "How to Archive an iTunes Backup of iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 3:26 PM
  • "How to block pop-ups on a Mac computer's Safari browser, and avoid fraudulent websites" Business Insider 3:39 PM
  • "Hide Desktop Icons With an Automator App" MacMost 10:10 AM
  • "One day you'll wear your Mac like sunglasses" Computerworld 12:30 PM
  • "Life Without iTunes Is Sweet Indeed" Gizmodo 11:05 AM
  • "Alright, Apple. It's time to bring Face ID to the Mac" Digital Trends 9:34 AM
Press Releases
  • "Open Design Alliance Releases new IFC Software Development Kit (SDK)" Architosh 1:06 PM
  • "Dota 2 Reborn for Mac is now Available" Mac Gamer HQ 9:34 AM
  • "Firefox 68 is out: New dark reader view, better extensions, enterprise IT controls" ZDNet 8:15 AM
  • "Ecleti announces DB-Text 1.10 a tool to open and edit CSV and TSV file on macOS" Ecleti 8:11 AM
  • "Hook Allows Mac Users to Access the Documents Relevant to Task at Hand" prMac 8:06 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple called out for fake reviews on iOS App Store by Chinese state media: The Chinese App Store is littered with fake reviews, but users and developers say it's common on Android, too" Abacus News 12:48 PM
  • "China complains about Apple's App Store, Great Firewall is built even higher" 9to5Mac 12:49 PM
  • "How Ross Perot changed the course of Apple history"  Cult of Mac 9:36 AM
  • "Final look at historic venue where first Macintosh and Apple Watch were unveiled before demolition" 9to5Mac 1:05 PM
  • "AppAnnie: Consumers downloaded 11.2 billion games on iOS and Android in Q2"  VentureBeat 8:20 AM
  • "Tech and media moguls arrive in Sun Valley, Idaho, where many of the biggest deals in history have gone down" ["Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, Comcast's Brian Roberts and many more leaders from the tech and media world are all there."] CNBC 12:49 PM
  • "Angela Ahrendts Says Apple Store Employee Retention Rate Rose to Historic High of Nearly 89% During Her Tenure" MacRumors 8:15 AM
  • "iOS 13"s Game Center generated nicknames are gloriously weird" Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
  • "Purrfect match! CAT unlocks an iPhone with its paw after 12-year-old owner registers her pet for Touch ID" Daily Mail (UK) 8:54 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Nearly 1 out of 4 Netflix subscribers think the service is too expensive" BGR 5:43 PM
  • "Human Help Wanted: Why AI Is Terrible at Content Moderation/AI's frequent failure to understand context means that, for now, monitoring user-generated content on the web will remain a cat-and-mouse game that requires plenty of human labor." PC Magazine 3:50 PM
  • "Foxconn's Wisconsin factory starting production in May 2020 with just 1,500 jobs" AppleInsider 1:33 PM
  • "Foxconn will only create 1500 jobs, says Wisconsin governor" The Verge 12:46 PM
  • "This new ransomware is targeting network attached storage devices" ZDNet 10:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Sets Up Shop Next to Apple With First European Store" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:29 AM
  • "Fed Chairman Powell: Facebook's Libra raises 'many serious concerns'" FOXBusiness 10:29 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's 'new rules' for the internet happen to benefit Facebook" The Next Web 8:27 AM
  • "'Agent Smith' malware replaces legit Android apps with fake ones on 25 million devices" The Next Web 8:18 AM
  • "Amazon reveals the truth on why it nixed New York and chose Virginia for its HQ2" CNBC 9:53 AM
  • "Amazon's Alexa will deliver NHS medical advice in the UK" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Anaesthetic devices 'vulnerable to hackers'" BBC 7:54 AM
  • "Mobile app 'finds anti-cancer molecules in food'" BBC 7:54 AM
  • "#251: The Worrier Warrior/Myke has a story about the beach, Federico has a plan for NFC stickers, and Stephen has some thoughts on this week's MacBook news." Relay FM: Connected 2:43 PM
  • "#302: Unsettling, Weird, and Kind of Gross/FaceTime Attention Correction and the future of augmented reality, how we imagined future tech as kids and what's available now, our thoughts on the Nintendo Switch Lite, and a look back at the first Apple products we owned." Relay FM: Clockwise 2:38 PM
  • "PSAs, Current Mac Lineup – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-10" The Mac Observer 1:37 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 044: 'Enjoyment is a kind of tech spec' with special guest Federico Viticci" 9to5Mac 12:46 PM
  • "New Apple iPads Running iPadOS Pass EEC Certification, Launch Could Happen Soon"  MySmartPrice 12:31 PM
  • "Apple Registers Five New iPad Models Running iPadOS in Eurasian Database" MacRumors 12:46 PM
  • "iOS 13: iPhone and iPad users warned against installing new Apple software even though it is available to download"  The Independent 8:18 AM
  • "Don't download Apple's iOS 13 beta just yet — and here's why" GearBrain 8:19 AM
  • "A plan to bring Java to iOS: OpenJDK Mobile would use ahead-of-time compilation to create Apple-approved executables that run without the JVM" InfoWorld 9:32 PM
  • "Apple has made shopping for MacBooks simple again: Addition through subtraction" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "Apple Stops Selling 12-Inch MacBook Laptops" AnandTech 11:05 AM
  • "Report: iPad 7 Mass Production To Start This Month, Followed By Redesigned 16-Inch MacBook Pro" Business Times China 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Preparing Four iPhone Models In 2020 Including Low-Cost And OLED Options" Business Times China 8:55 AM
  • "iPhone XI To Ditch 3D Touch, Apple Signing BOE On As New OLED Supplier" Redmond Pie 8:18 AM
  • "Apple could raise keys on an iPad keyboard for better typing in the future" AppleInsider 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Wins Key Patent for an In-Air Gesture Recognition System for a Future 3D UI for Controlling Various Devices" Patently Apple 1:04 PM
  • "Second Apple patent involves an extendable vehicle bumper" Apple World Today 8:27 AM
  • "Apple explores dual-screen MacBook with tactile keyboard" Cult of Mac 12:46 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM

  • "Comparing the new 13-inch MacBook Air vs. the $1299 MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 8:04 AM
  • "Beats' $250 wireless earbuds are the perfect headphones for the summer" Business Insider 8:03 AM
  • "Adonit Note Stylus review: Sophisticated design/This pen-like stylus feels natural and works great." iMore 11:05 AM
  • "Hands on: If you have a USB-C Mac you need the RavPower GaN charger" AppleInsider 2:44 PM
  • "HiRise Wireless iPhone stand: iPhone and AirPods charger travel combo" 9to5Mac 9:33 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Creating an iMessage profile with a custom profile picture and display name in iOS 13" iDownload Blog 2:39 PM
  • "How to make and use Memoji stickers without Face ID" Cult of Mac 1:07 PM
  • "Here's how to perform 'Control-F' on an iPhone, which lets you search for specific text on any mobile webpage" Business Insider 11:05 AM
  • "How to Change iPhone Wallpaper Daily Using Shortcuts" iPhone Hacks 10:10 AM
  • "How to change where downloaded Safari items are saved with iOS 13" iDownload Blog 8:55 AM
  • "How to Recover Deleted Photos and Videos From an SD Card" Envato Tuts+ 8:27 AM
  • "iOS 13: How to quickly connect to Bluetooth devices" Macworld 8:07 AM
  • "How to back up your Google Photos library now that Google Drive auto-sync has shut down" PCWorld 7:54 AM
  • "How to strip location information from Photos in iOS" Apple Must 7:48 AM
  • "What is Bitmoji? Bitmoji lets you create personalized emojis to spice up your online chats" Digital Trends 2:38 PM
  • "Don't Just Uninstall Old Apps—Delete Your Accounts As Well" Gizmodo 8:20 AM
  • "How I kept my iMac running for a decade" Cult of Mac 3:26 PM
  • "Munster On Apple: 'Autonomy Is Going To Take Longer Than People Think'" Benzinga 2:11 PM
  • "What Game of Thrones tells us about Jony Ive's departure from Apple [Opinion] Cult of Mac 12:49 PM
  • "Opinion: Apple killed its most futuristic Mac with no true upgrade" 9to5Mac 1:33 PM
  • "The MacBook Error: Farewell MacBook, may you come back to us with ARM power" 500ish Words 1:04 PM
  • "Farewell, 12-inch MacBook, you crazy, overpriced experiment" Engadget 8:55 AM
  • "MacBook Air: Why didn't it die? Apple's classic light laptop has outlasted all its potential replacements." Macworld 8:07 AM
  • "OK seriously, stop whining about Apple's controversial new iPhone 11 design" BGR 7:57 AM
  • "I wish Apple would whole-ass its new MacBooks" The Next Web 11:05 AM
  • "Look for 16-inch MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR, iMac Pro, new Apple displays in October" Apple World Today 8:51 AM
  • "Could skeuomorphic design return to Apple user interface designs?" Apple World Today 7:38 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch Lite: Price, release date, and specs/Nintendo has finally confirmed the Nintendo Switch Lite!" iMore 8:14 PM
  • "Google Drive and Photos sync goes away today, and the alternatives are not up to par" Android Police 9:35 AM
  • "Why privacy still comes second for tech firms" Axios 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft's Stranger Things campaign creates a fake legacy for Windows 1.0" Roughly Drafted 8:27 AM
  • "Why does everyone get so worked up over Gmail's Smart Reply feature? So many hot takes about automated replies" The Verge 8:26 AM
  • "Jony bails, and Scoopertino knows why"  Scoopertino 7:44 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Spark Sport goes live on Apple TV" Spark NZ 9:41 PM
  • "Apple Pay forecast to narrow gap with PayPal, hit $190B in 2022" AppleInsider 12:49 PM
  • "Nest kills smartwatch apps for Wear OS and Apple Watch" 9to5Google 12:46 PM
  • "Siri trails Google Assistant, Skype, in OHT test of real time voice translations" Apple World Today 12:35 PM
  • "The 5 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from June 2019" [Slideshow] Macworld 10:59 AM
  • "Apple Music doubles free trial for students" iMore 8:57 AM
  • "America's Favorite Puzzle Creator has a New Jumble Crosswords App" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "HomePod is finally on its way to Japan" Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft to Windows 10 users: Patch Secure Boot now against 'critical' bug" ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Update system is broken. Will it ever be fixed?" Computerworld 7:54 AM
  • "Windows 10 Build 18936 Released With Minor Features, Fixes" Thurrott 5:38 PM
  • "Microsoft is reorging its field sales team, laying off some 'Modern Desktop' salespeople" ZDNet 10:20 AM
  • "Microsoft is forging alliances with the likes of Walgreens and a massive hospital system in its own backyard to win a bigger piece of an $11 billion market" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft debunks talk that it's moving production out of China" The Inquirer 8:39 AM
  • "Intel Patches High-Severity Flaw in Processor Diagnostic Tool" Threatpost 8:48 AM
  • "Intel takes patents off market and enters exclusive talks with potential buyer" iam media 8:48 AM
  • "Intel Plans To End AMD's Ryzen Rampage: 13 Hyper-Threaded Processors Including 5.2GHz 10-Core Beast" Forbes 7:46 AM
  • "Third parties confirm AMD's outstanding Ryzen 3000 numbers: AMD has pulled ahead of Intel for the first time in 20 years." Ars Technica 2:11 PM
  • "Who's been copying AMD's homework? Intel lifts the lid on its hip chip packaging to break up chips into chiplets" The Register 7:57 AM
  • "Did AMD really give away 'keys to the kingdom'?" TechNode 8:45 AM
  • "AMD Stock Has Created an Interesting Problem with Its Massive Success" InvestorPlace 8:46 AM
  • "EK Water Blocks Unveils EK-Vector for AMD Navi Graphics Cards" AnandTech 8:46 AM
  • "IBM Sales Chief Says Red Hat Poised for Growth" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 3:26 PM
  • "IBM Ups Its Cloud, Object Storage Game" CRN 8:43 AM
  • "IBM teams up with Columbus Crew to design, deliver digital experiences" ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "Dell Announces It Has Reused 100 Million Pounds of Recycled Content" Environmental Leader 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle streamlines startup recruitment program" CRN 8:38 AM
  • "The $2.6B Cisco-Acacia Deal: 2 Analyst Takes On The Optics" Benzinga 2:44 PM
  • "Will Cisco Increase Its Exposure to China by Buying Acacia?" Motley Fool 9:34 AM
  • "Japanese curbs seen as chance for South Korean chipmakers to cut stockpiles" Reuters 7:37 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Apple Stock May Be a Case of Near-Term Pain, Long-Term Gain" InvestorPlace 9:33 AM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq settles at fresh record after dovish testimony by Fed Chairman Powell: Fed chair says risks of trade policy uncertainty and slowing global growth are rising" MarketWatch 4:07 PM
  • "Dow, Nasdaq End Higher; S&P Briefly Tops 3,000 on Fed-Fueled Rate Cut Hopes: Stocks surge as latest Fed minutes, released Wednesday after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's Congressional testimony, show several FOMC members are leaning towards reducing interest rates." TheStreet 4:07 PM
  • "Top Dow Jones Stock Breaks Out As Market Indexes Hit New Highs: The Dow Jones industrials, S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit new records in the stock market today, fueled by Fed chief Jerome Powell's dovish remarks, before settling to close off their highs." Investor's Business Daily 4:07 PM
  • "Nasdaq Composite hits new high on Powell comments" FOXBusiness 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks Leap to Records Following Powell's Comments: Nasdaq closes at highest level ever; S&P 500 briefly crosses 3000" [Paid Membership Required] 4:06 PM
  • "Asia stocks higher as investors look to Fed chairman's testimony: China producer prices stall" MarketWatch 8:49 AM

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