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  • "Tesla to Apple: Help Us Nail Robocar-Secrets Thief"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:51 AM
  • "Tesla wants Apple's help in solving IP theft" Cult of Mac 8:55 AM
  • "Tesla requests iCloud data for engineer who allegedly stole Autopilot secrets" AppleInsider 5:42 PM
  • "Apple Flexes Its Privacy Muscles"  TidBITS 8:59 AM
  • "Why the recent hacks show Apple's security strength, not its weakness" Digital Trends 3:28 PM
  • "Apple reportedly suspends development of AR/VR headsets"  DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:53 AM
  • "Does Apple's simplified Mac lineup have a hole in it? Apple's recent tweaks to its portable Mac lineup puts the company in an unusual position."  Macworld 8:51 AM
  • "How To Figure Out What Is Taking Up Space On Your Mac" MacMost 10:04 AM
  • "How to quickly snooze Calendar alerts for longer than 15 minutes on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "Data Creator 1.8 for macOS, an advanced data generator to create presentations, tests and prototyping." Ecleti 7:50 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "PC Shipments Up as Manufacturers Scramble to Get Ahead of Tariffs: Vendors such as Lenovo, Acer, and Apple deliberately shipped more products to avoid getting ensnared in the ongoing US-China trade war, according to IDC." PC Magazine 3:47 PM
  • "Apple's Creative Director, Europe and Worldwide Video explains company's TV plans" Apple Must 12:50 PM
  • "Upcoming Apple TV+ Sci-Fi Drama 'See' Reported to Cost $15 Million Per Episode" MacRumors 8:52 AM
  • "Imelda Staunton to star in BBC-made comedy/Exclusive: The corporation's first co-production with Apple" Chortle 11:18 AM
  • "Apple may be working with the BBC on a comedy-drama series" Engadget 11:18 AM
  • "U.S. to hold hearing on French tax investigation Aug. 19" Reuters 3:47 PM
  • "City of Vancouver approves contested Pacific Centre Apple Store development" 9to5Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Amazon Music Unlimited is growing faster than Apple Music or Spotify, report says: Amazon still has a long way to go to catch up with Apple or Spotify, though." Ars Technica 8:49 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "F.T.C. Approves Facebook Fine of About $5 Billion" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:52 PM
  • "Negative? How a Navy veteran refused to accept a 'no' to his battery invention" TechCrunch 3:29 PM
  • "Brazil is at the forefront of a new type of router attack/Avast: More than 180,000 routers in Brazil had their DNS settings changed in Q1 2019." ZDNet 3:07 PM
  • "Peddlers of Medical Misinformation Are Using Social Media 'Censorship' as a Selling Point" Gizmodo 3:04 PM
  • "T-Mobile quietly reported a sharp rise in police demands for cell tower data" TechCrunch 12:46 PM
  • "The White House social media summit was full of hypocrisy — and comedy: Twitter going down was the icing on the cake" The Verge 9:25 AM
  • "Amazon Plans High-End Echo, Ramps Up Work on Alexa Home Robot" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:51 AM
  • "An Amazon Phishing Scam Hits Just in Time For Prime Day" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:20 AM
  • "FTC Approves Roughly $5 Billion Facebook Settlement: FTC commissioners broke along party lines, 3-2, with the Republican majority lining up to support the pact while Democratic commissioners objected" [Paid Membership Required] 3:30 PM
  • "Facebook Denies Being a Social Network in Lawsuit Response: Facebook denies a consumer can create a Facebook account, make friends, and build a social network, which are all things you can do on Facebook..." PC Magazine 7:59 AM
  • "AT&T to auto block fraud robocalls for free, but blocking spam calls will cost extra: AT&T will charge $4 month to automatically block all spam robocalls." ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "iMore show 665: Things That Make You Go Hmmmm/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 9:28 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: MacBooks, an old iPhone, and Apple Watch" The Loop 3:33 PM
  • "Bryan Chaffin on A Post-Ive, Post-Ahrendts Apple, and Facebook's Cryptocurrency" MacVoices 2:59 PM
  • "Apple's AR Glasses, HomeKit Hardware – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-12" The Mac Observer 12:50 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: July 12, 2019 – Q2 Mac shipments, Apple's big TV budget" 9to5Mac 10:44 AM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 233: Apple shakes up the MacBook line, iOS 13 beta 3 and iPad rumors" 9to5Mac 9:38 AM
  • "RIP Macbook, Zoom runs afoul of Apple & more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8:49 AM
  • "Big Mac updates! This week on, The CultCastCult of Mac 8:49 AM
  • "Vergecast: new hardware from Nintendo and Apple" The Verge 8:49 AM
  • "The new 1.4 GHz entry-level MacBook Pro is probably faster than you would expect" 9to5Mac 8:52 AM
  • "This video is our best look yet at Apple's leaked iPhone 11R design" BGR 8:06 AM
  • "Hope You Like Touch Bars: A MacBook Pro Teardown Story" iFixit 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's Base 2019 MacBook Pro Teardown Reveals Bigger Battery, Worse Upgradability" HotHardware 3:49 PM
  • "iOS URL Scheme Susceptible to Hijacking" TrendMicro 9:21 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM

  • "Review: Sonnet Technologies M.2 4x4 PCIe Card For Mac Pro" Bare Feats 9:34 PM
  • "Hands on: Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro has a lot of bang for the buck" AppleInsider 3:34 PM
  • "iPad Air vs. Microsoft's Surface Go: Which Is a Better Laptop Replacement?" MacRumors 3:04 PM
  • "Logitech G Pro X Review: A Classy Gaming Headset" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:52 AM
  • "Review: Nimble's Bottle Case looks good while helping the oceans" AppleInsider 3:04 PM
iOS Apps
  • "iPadOS Preview: Files app, USB Storage, SMB Shares" iMore 9:23 AM
  • "Rate & Review an Apple Podcast Series or Show for Others to View" Gadget Hacks 9:40 PM
  • "Automatically Delete Unwanted Apple Music Songs When Your iPhone's Low on Space" Gadget Hacks 9:28 PM
  • "Yes, you can unlock the iPhone with a folio cover. Here's how." Cult of Mac 3:05 PM
  • "How to Request Mobile Site After Requesting Desktop Site in Safari on iPhone" OS X Daily 12:11 PM
  • "How to check the weather on your Apple Watch" iMore 10:51 AM
  • "How to Jailbreak iOS 12.2 – iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad Using Unc0ver Jailbreak" iPhone Hacks 9:25 AM
  • "iOS 13: How to automatically close Safari tabs" Macworld 8:50 AM
  • "How to Take Control of Where Every Link on Your Phone or Computer Opens Up" Gizmodo 8:06 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 13" Two Thunderbolt Ports 2019 Teardown" iFixit 8:02 AM
  • "How to securely erase the data off your iPhone or iPad, Android device, Windows PC, hard drives, SSDs, and flash drives" ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "The End of iTunes: Apple's New Mac Media Strategy Explained/Apple isn't really killing iTunes as much as setting it free." iMore 12:50 PM
  • "Apple's AR smart glasses may have been cancelled" GearBrain 11:51 AM
  • "Apple's AR glasses may be coming sooner than we think" Computerworld 11:15 AM
  • "If iGlasses are truly on ice, Apple's 2020 will be dull but lucrative" VentureBeat 10:53 AM
  • "Back to school 2019: should you choose Apple's Mac or an iPad" AppleInsider 10:49 AM
  • "Apple's Mac Lineup Finally Make Sense" iPhone Hacks 7:52 AM
  • "AT&T Does the Obvious Thing Its CEO Said It Wouldn't Do and Restricts Its Valuable Media Properties" Pixel Envy 7:04 PM
  • "How the biggest decentralized social network is dealing with its Nazi problem" The Verge 3:28 PM
  • "The AI technique that could imbue machines with the ability to reason: Yann LeCun, Facebook's chief AI scientist, believes unsupervised learning will bring about the next AI revolution." MIT Technology Review 3:28 PM
  • "The best foldables are going to be widescreen: Because no one wants to watch YouTube on a square" The Verge 9:24 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Chimera updated to v1.2.2 to fix the voucher_swap exploit on A12(X) devices" iDownload Blog 9:26 PM
  • "Apple lets parental control app OurPact return to the App Store" Engadget 8:59 AM
  • "It's back! Apple restores parental control app OurPact after four months" Reuters 9:30 PM
  • "Apple adds Lightning-to-Ethernet, audio Lightning-to-USB-C adapters to MFi program" AppleInsider 8:52 AM
  • "Powerbeats Pro now available to order in Spain, Japan, Sweden, and more countries" 9to5Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Look at that mug; Ember lets you heat your coffee via your iPhone" Apple World Today 7:52 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Judge sides with Pentagon and Amazon in cloud bidding case: A federal judge is dismissing allegations that bidding for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the Pentagon was rigged to favor Amazon. Friday's ruling dismissing Oracle's claims clears the Defense Department to award the contract to one of two finalists: Amazon or Microsoft." Associated Press 11:28 AM
  • "Court Rules in Favor of Pentagon in JEDI Lawsuit: The ruling against Oracle clears the way for the government to award the contract in August to Microsoft or Amazon Web Services." Nextgov 11:33 AM
  • "Judge Clears Way for Amazon and Microsoft to Compete for Giant Pentagon Contract: Oracle had alleged that Amazon and the Defense Department had biased the contract in Amazon's favor." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:47 PM
  • "Another roadblock eliminated in the $10 billion JEDI bake-off between Microsoft and Amazon: A federal judge has dismissed Oracle's challenge on the Pentagon cloud mega-contract. The winner should be announced in August." ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Oracle loses challenge to Pentagon's $10bn cloud computing contract" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:19 PM
  • "Oracle Falls After Judge Sides With Pentagon in $10B Government Contract Case: The judge allowed the Defense Department to void its $10 billion contract with Oracle, clearing the way for Amazon and Microsoft to compete for it." TheStreet 11:30 AM
  • "Oracle loses challenge to Pentagon's $10bn cloud computing contract" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:46 PM
  • "Now Microsoft wants to use AI to save history: Microsoft creates a program that aims to use AI to preserve the world's cultures in the face of globalisation." ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Microsoft capitulates and agrees to undo planned partner product-licensing changes: Microsoft is not going to eliminate internal use rights for partners who've been using software obtained as part of Microsoft's partner-program benefits to run their businesses, following partner complaints." ZDNet 10:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Office 365: Banned in German schools over privacy fears/State of Hesse says student and teacher information could be 'exposed' to US spy agencies." ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Microsoft: Teams now has 13M daily active users, outpacing rival Slack" Computerworld 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Teams Hits 13 Million Users To Tighten Grip On Slack" Forbes 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft fixes some problems that blocked upgrades to Windows 10 version 1903" BetaNews 9:22 AM
  • "Windows 10 build 18936 starts work towards removing the old Edge browser" Neowin 7:04 PM
  • "With $34B Red Hat deal closed, IBM needs to execute now" TechCrunch 3:04 PM
  • "Middle East Dictators Buy Spy Tech From Company Linked to IBM and Google" The Intercept 9:15 AM
  • "Will IBM's Deal Wins & Cloud Offerings Aid Q2 Earnings?" Zacks 9:16 AM
  • "IBM advocates change to 1996 law protecting internet firms" Telecompaper 9:17 AM
  • "IBM Touts AI For Wimbledon Highlights, App Experience" Silicon UK 9:17 AM
  • "Columbus Crew chooses IBM to augment fan experience at new stadium" Design Build Network 9:16 AM
  • "IBM Proposes Weirdest Smartwatch Ever" Dice 9:16 AM
  • "HP, Dell, Lenovo Recapture PC Growth Amid Windows 7 End-Of-Life: The three PC makers returned to growth in the U.S. market as the Intel CPU shortage slowed, but Apple shipments continued to fall, according to Gartner." CRN 9:14 AM
  • "HP: Product design must reflect rapid Asian urbanisation, changing demographics" ZDNet 9:13 AM
  • "Lenovo fuels the first PC sales increase in six months" Engadget 8:59 AM
  • "PC Sales Grew Slightly in Second Quarter" Thurrott 8:59 AM
  • "Intel delays a server product once again" SemiAccurate 9:20 AM
  • "Intel Again Under Heat For Security Vulnerabilities" TechQuila 9:20 AM
  • "Intel Comet Lake-S Desktop CPUs Will Support LGA 1200 Socket, Says Leak" Business Times 9:20 AM
  • "Leak suggests Intel 10-core Comet Lake CPU could beat AMD Ryzen 9 3900X" TechRadar UK 9:18 AM
  • "AMD: Patch On The Way For Ryzen 3000 Customers Affected By 'Destiny 2' And Linux Boot Problems" Forbes 10:50 AM
  • "Rumour: AMD Radeon VII has been declared end of life" Hexus 9:18 AM
  • "AMD's Rumored Radeon RX 5600 Navi 14 7nm Gaming GPU Appears In Online Database" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Did Advanced Micro-Devices Put Profits Ahead of Country?" American Thinker 9:18 AM
  • "Cisco Delivers Real-Time AV1 Video Codec" UC Today 9:10 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Get Ready To Buy Google, Apple, Facebook And Amazon" Forbes 9:39 PM
  • "iPhone suppliers seeing solid revenues in run-up to 2019 models" AppleInsider 9:24 AM
  • "Apple supplier Japan Display secures bailout after funding shortfall" Reuters 8:35 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Dow, Nasdaq close at record levels again as bulls bank on Fed rate cut: S&P 500 scores fourth straight day of gains" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq post historic record setting week" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Close Out Week With More Gains: Oil prices also surged as markets show signs of strength while Fed postures for a rate cut" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian shares largely rise after Wall Street sets new records" Associated Press 9:00 AM

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