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How serious do you think the Australian teen hacker's intrusion into Apple's system was? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Thursday Highlights: Lots of reports of the Australian teen hacker who left a folder on Apple's server today in Apple/Macintosh and General News sections; Jonny Evans thinks we need to talk about Steve Jobs, meaning that we need to consider him as more than a two-dimensional stereotype as frequently depicted in the media; Dan Moren analyzes Apple's best media moves, and how Apple's media strategy has benefited its customers; Ars Technica explores 20 years of the iMac, in words and pictures; iDownload Blog offers tips on how to customize keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word for the Mac.

  • "20 years of the iMac at Ars Technica, in reviews and pictures: It popularized an alternative—but still polarizing—vision of desktop computing." Ars Technica 7:17 AM
  • "Apple says no customer information involved in hack by Australian teen: Apple on Friday commented on recent revelations that an Australian teen gained unauthorized access to its corporate computer network, saying the hack did not compromise customer data despite reports claiming the boy accessed customer accounts."  AppleInsider 7:00 AM
  • "Apple reassures customers after teen is busted for hacking its secure network: A fan allegedly downloaded 90GB of secure files and accessed customer accounts." CNET 7:43 AM
  • "Apple files stored by teen in 'hacky hack hack' folder" BBC 7:00 AM
  • "'Hacky hack hack': Teen arrested for breaking into Apple's network" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Apple says Australian teen hacked corporate network but did not take customer data" VentureBeat 7:08 AM
  • "Apple reassures customers after hack attack by Australian teenager: Teen allegedly kept sensitive documents in a desktop folder called 'hacky hack hack'" Irish Times 7:17 AM
  • "Tips for making Launchpad a useful app launcher for Mac" 9to5Mac 8:58 AM
  • "How to customize keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word for Mac" iDownload Blog 7:56 AM
  • "20 Tips and Tricks for Managing Files on macOS" Gizmodo 7:08 AM
  • "Just Code Challenge Week 9 -Quote Service with Mac and iOS client apps" Xojo Blog 9:04 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Says No Customer Info Accessed in Australian Teen's Hack" MacTrast 7:20 AM
  • "16-Year-Old Teen Hacked Apple Servers, Stole 90GB of Secure Files" The Hacker News 7:21 AM
  • "Apple Hack: Australian Teenager Steals Sensitive Files From Tech Giant" The Independent 7:42 AM
  • "Apple fanboy hacks company network - saves purloined files in folder called 'hacky hack hack': 'Notorious' Australian child hacker thought he had executed 'flawless' hack" V3 7:43 AM
  • "Teenager appears in court accused of Apple 'hacky hack hack': Internal Apple documents found on child's MacBook in folder named 'hacky hack hack'" Computing 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Says Customer Data Wasn't Compromised in Teen Hacking Case" The Mac Observer 9:42 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "MoviePass Now Limiting Subscribers to One of 6 Movies Per Day" MacTrast 10:25 AM
  • "Motorola P30 Comes Under Fire As 'Shameless Rip' Of iPhone X: Unsurprisingly, people aren't impressed..." Huffington Post UK 7:21 AM
  • "BBC 4.1 joins the AI revolution with two nights of AI-generated programmes: See clips unseen for decades through the eyes of a neural network" The Inquirer 7:01 AM
  • "Google confirms it tracks users even when 'Location History' setting is disabled: Google updated help center documentation Thursday to clarify its location data collection policies, changes made in light of recent revelations that the firm's apps and website continue to harvest user information even when a global 'Location History' setting is disabled." AppleInsider 7:02 AM
  • "Podcast discusses Apple's money, where it comes from, where it goes and more: This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk through the latest news about Project Titan rumors, ARM Macbook rumors, and the strange case of the teenager who took 90GB of data from Apple." AppleInsider 7:50 AM
  • "Apple reportedly redesigned basic MacBook after Intel chip issues" VentureBeat 8:59 AM
  • "Apple to roll out entry-level MacBook in September" DigiTimes 7:43 AM
  • "New $1,200 MacBook, refreshed iPad Pro models could be announced during Apple's September event: Apple will launch a refreshed entry-level MacBook next month, according to a report, with an updated model claimed will be revealed during the company's September event alongside new iPhones and other product announcements." AppleInsider 7:18 AM
  • "Apple's new MacBook will launch in September, and it won't be as cheap as we thought"  BGR 7:08 AM
  • "New MacBook, iPad Pro, and AirPower Coming in September" The Mac Observer 10:04 AM
  • "iPhone 11: Report backs up claims of Apple Pencil support for OLED models/But Apple's 6.1in LCD iPhone won't be compatible with the stylus" The Inquirer 7:01 AM
  • "Apple's New iPhones Have A Great Secret Feature" Forbes 7:53 AM

  • "Rain Design's mBar pro+ is a handy accessory for those new MacBook Pros" Apple World Today 8:24 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone X: blind camera comparison!" phoneArena 7:17 AM
  • "Samsung vs Apple, Huawei and OnePlus: whose phones charge the fastest?" phoneArena 7:43 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Brainstorm ideas with these three mind mapping apps on iOS and macOS: Write down every idea, and every unfinished notion you have into these Mac and iOS mind mapping tools —and use them to make plans. AppleInsider jots down a few thoughts." AppleInsider 9:43 AM
  • "iOS 12 beta 7/8 video: new Messages splash screen, tweaked Measure app icon" iDownload Blog 7:42 AM
  • "iOS 12 Keeps iMessages From Linked Numbers, Addresses In One Thread" Redmond Pie 7:01 AM
  • "Technical Terms: CAPTCHA" MacMost 9:04 AM
  • "How to take professional quality portraits with your iPhone X" phoneArena 7:42 AM
  • "How to See How Much iCloud Space Your Messages Are Using" MakeUseOf 7:42 AM
  • "How to copy a discontinued iOS app to another iOS device: The circumstances have to be just right for any of this to work." Macworld 7:16 AM
  • "How to Output Your Mac's Audio to Two Pairs of Headphones at the Same Time" MacRumors 7:09 AM
  • "Smart home systems: DIY vs. hiring a professional/A certain degree of pride comes with building out your own smart home system, but there's no shame in hiring a pro." TechHive 7:17 AM
  • "Feature Request: iBeacon-based locations in the home for smarter HomeKit control" 9to5Mac 8:59 AM
  • "Apple's best media moves: Apple's decisions in the media and entertainment realm have benefited its customers more and more."  Macworld 7:16 AM
  • "Comment: Latest rumor could give Apple a fantastic (and sensible) MacBook line-up" 9to5Mac 7:09 AM
  • "How Fertility Apps Exclude Fathers: Making a baby 'the old-fashioned way' is a two-person job, but many apps aimed at heterosexual couples assign all the work of getting pregnant to women." The Atlantic 10:26 AM
  • "AI Is The Future—But Where Are The Women?" Wired 7:56 AM
  • "What Is The Difference Between A VPN And A Proxy" AddictiveTips 7:02 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Sony deal brings 23 more Prince albums to Apple Music: An avalanche of Prince albums is hitting Apple Music this week, thanks to a June agreement between Sony's Legacy Recordings and the estate of the late pop and funk musician." AppleInsider 10:28 AM
  • "Rome: Total War Finally Coming To iPhone, Free For Owners Of iPad Version" Redmond Pie 7:01 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Can Microsoft's (MSFT) Impressive Rally Continue or Has Nadella Triggered the End of It?" Wall Street Pit 9:13 AM
  • "The year Windows died at home and nobody cared" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "A new Microsoft Mixed Reality capture studio just opened in Hollywood" OnMSFT 9:14 AM
  • "Fortinet inks cyber threat information sharing deal with IBM" Inquirer.Net 8:53 AM
  • "How to upgrade the RAM in your Dell XPS 15 (9570)" Windows Central 8:52 AM
  • "Arm promises Intel Core i5 performance at lower power" Hexus 8:50 AM
  • "Could the Intel Foreshadow Bug Break 4K Hardware DRM? [Updated] ExtremeTech 8:48 AM
  • "Intel unveils new NUC mini PCs" Computing 8:48 AM
  • "Intel NUC latest news: Intel releases two new NUCs and five NUC kits" V3 8:47 AM
  • "The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 is a super skinny gaming laptop" Stuff Magazine 8:47 AM
  • "Intel Starts Teasing Its Graphics Card" PC Magazine 8:46 AM
  • "ARM declares war on Intel in the battle for laptop processors" TechRadar UK 8:46 AM
  • "Is your PC safe? Foreshadow is the security flaw Intel should have predicted" Digital Trends 8:44 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900K soldered heatspreader 'confirmed'" Hexus 8:44 AM
  • "Intel updates NUC mini PCs with 8th-gen Core processors" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "Hashtag Trending – More Intel processors risk cyber attacks; Walmart website drives sales; Amazon coming to a big screen near you" ITBusiness Canada 8:43 AM
  • "Intel plans a big future for deep learning on every platform" SiliconRepublic 8:42 AM
  • "ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces 17.3' Strix SCAR II (GL704)" Guru3D 8:42 AM
  • "Intel acquires Vertex.AI for deep learning" Converge! 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle Open-Sources GraphPipe to Support ML Development" Linux Insider 8:35 AM
  • "For cloud deployments, 'it works' is not good enough" InfoWorld 8:15 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks on track to catch their breath after prior day's strong rally: U.S. stock-index futures were modestly lower on Friday, suggesting the equity market could take a breather following a rally in the previous session." MarketWatch 7:32 AM
  • "Dow Jones Futures: Nvidia, Applied Materials Signal Bad News For Chip Stocks, Market Rally/Dow Jones futures were little changed early Friday, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures. Nvidia (NVDA) and Applied Materials (AMAT) guided low after hours. That's bad news for the chip sector, which already closed below long-term support." Investor's Business Daily 7:31 AM
  • "Stocks take a breather following Thursday's rally: U.S. stocks were gearing up for a flat open, following Thursday's rally." FOXBusiness 7:30 AM
  • "Global Markets Come Under Pressure as Turkish Lira Drops Again: Global stocks came under pressure amid a drop in the Turkish lira and lingering worries about China's economy and trade relations." [Paid Membership Required] 7:29 AM
  • "European stocks turn lower, on track for third straight weekly loss: European stocks were trading lower late-morning Friday as investors worries about the health of Italy's banks and as a reading of inflation came in line with expectations, with investors finding few reasons to buy going into the weekend, particularly after an extended period of weakness." MarketWatch 7:27 AM

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