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Do you think Apple will come to regret its privacy activism ? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Weekend Highlights: Forbes posits that Apple will come to regret its privacy activism; More on the complications of Apple's China supply chain as politics affect production; In related news, Foxconn's founder urges Apple to leave China; More on the 15-inch MacBook Pro battery recall announced yesterday, with an 18-month run available for servicing due to possibility of an overheating battery; AppleInsider makes the argument that performance and battery life is now more important than Wintel compatibility going forward; AppleMust on imaginary future iPhones.

  • "Tech giants warn on US-China escalation/ Apple has joined Dell, Microsoft, HP and Intel in opposing US President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on laptop computers and tablets among the $300bn (€268bn) in Chinese goods targeted for a 25% tariff increase on July 2 when the consultation period for public comment ends." Examiner 6:56 PM
  • "Why Apple Will Come To Regret Its Privacy Activism" Forbes 8:33 AM
  • "'Sign in With Apple' Promises Better Customer Experiences But Is It Just More Lock-in? Sign In with Apple is yet another manifestation of Apple's commitment to consumer privacy as a brand." Entrepreneur 10:26 AM
  • "Warning Issued For Apple's Embarrassing iPhone Problem" Forbes 6:55 PM
  • "Apple's China Problem Is All Anyone Is Talking About"  Fortune 6/22
  • "Apple Pay rolls out to Greece, Portugal, Slovakia on Wednesday" AppleInsider 6/22
  • "Apple now warns customers App Store gift cards can't pay taxes: Apple is now warning customers up front that iTunes gift cards, in fact, cannot be used to pay taxes as number of fraud calls ramp up." AppleInsider 6/22
  • "Adobe Lightroom Finally Lands On Mac App Store" Redmond Pie 6/21
  • "How to use your Mac to become a paperback writer: Part 2/When you've written your manuscript, you can use other design apps and online services to make a paperback that is indistinguishable from a book from a regular mainstream publisher." AppleInsider 1:46 PM
  • "How to use your Mac to become a paperback writer: Part 1/You can become a full paperback and e-book publishing house using just your Mac, key applications, and online printing companies. First you have to write the book, though." AppleInsider 6/22
  • "How to share files with another Mac using macOS Bluetooth File Exchange" TechRepublic 6/21
  • "How to prepare your Mac for the macOS Catalina public beta: The public beta for macOS Catalina is on its way. Here's how to make sure your Mac is ready for it." iMore 6/21
  • "Getting started with the Safari Web Inspector on iOS and Mac" iDownload Blog 6/21
  • "How to prevent Mac malware — don't steal" Apple Must 6/21
  • "How 'Find My' Mac works in macOS Catalina and iOS 13" Computerworld 6/21
Press Releases
  • "AIA: Revolutionary Software for Architects and Planners—Debuted in Vegas!" Architosh 6/21
  • "Chaos Czech Builds One-Click Caustics into Corona Renderer 4" Architosh 6/21
  • "Master Builder 2.0—GRAPHISOFT Shapes Its Future Around Integration" Architosh 6/21
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Nanoco loses £17m contract as Apple abandons iPhone project" City A.M. 6:04 PM
  • "Apple considers MeetMe app ban after report claims it's riddled with prostitution" New York Post 6/22
  • "Most Mobile Apps Have A Major Security Vulnerability, iOS Least Secure" HotHardware 6/21
  • "Apple publicly acknowledges contributors to iCloud: Apple has published an extensive list of third-party software that it's been using in the making and running of its iCloud service, including contributions from Google and Facebook." AppleInsider 6/21
  • "Inside the department at Apple that greenlights iPhone apps for the App Store" CNBC 6/21
  • "Apple's Difficult App Store Decisions Determined by Executive Review Board Run by Phil Schiller" MacRumors 6/21
  • "'Executive review board' has final say on controversial App Store titles: Each week, an 'executive review board' led by Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller meets to decide the fate of controversial App Store submissions, a report revealed on Friday." AppleInsider 6/21
  • "New Apple Card Details Leaked: Required Credit Score and More" iDrop News 6/21
  • "Exclusive leaked images show how much Apple Card weighs!" iMore 6/21
  • "Samsung asks Apple for compensation on missed OLED order minimums: Samsung has asked Apple to pay a penalty for not buying enough iPhone displays, hoping to recoup losses from missed manufacturing goals." AppleInsider 6/21
  • "Apple Reportedly in Talks With Samsung About OLED Displays for Future iPads and MacBooks" MacRumors 6/21
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to be Awarded GLSEN 'Champion Award' for Ongoing Commitment to LGBTQ Rights" MacTrast 6/21
  • "Florida court sides with criminal defendant who fought giving his iPhone passcode to police" Orlando Weekly 6/21
  • "Apple Sued for Fire Damage to a Rental Property that took the Life of its owner back in February" Patently Apple 6/21
  • "Qualcomm Attempts to Submit Internal Apple Documents as Evidence in its FTC Antitrust Ruling Appeal" MacTrast 6/21
  • "Apple Card Being Tested Among Employees: Report" RTTNews 6/21
Non-Apple News
  • "US may require companies make 5G equipment outside of China: It wouldn't be enough to use hardware from non-Chinese companies." Engadget 7:31 PM
  • "In Streaming Age, Classical Music Gets Lost in the Metadata" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:04 PM
  • "Steam will stop supporting Ubuntu Linux over 32-bit compatibility: When there's no native 32-bit support, Valve doesn't want to stick around." Engadget 10:50 AM
  • "Amazon Launches Budget 4K TVs With Dolby Vision Support" Redmond Pie 6/22
  • "NASA hacked because of unauthorized Raspberry Pi connected to its network: NASA described the hackers as an 'advanced persistent threat,' a term generally used for nation-state hacking groups." ZDNet 6/21
  • "Google is killing YouTube's 'Hangouts on Air' this year: Livestreaming group video calls on YouTube will be a lot more complicated." Ars Technica 6/21
  • "Ultraviolet and Flixster shutdowns leave digital movie libraries in peril: There's negative film options for Brits" The Inquirer 6/21
  • "Google cancels upcoming Pixel Slate, abandons plans for future Chrome OS tablets" Digital Trends 6/21
  • "Google confirms its tablet-making days are over: Pre-production models are ditched, but a Pixelbook 2 is semi-confirmed" The Inquirer 6/21
  • "Google calls it quits on Chrome OS tablets; chooses to focus efforts on laptops" Neowin 6/21
  • "Google Hardware quits the tablet business, again: The problem-plagued Pixel Slate will not be getting a follow-up." Ars Technica 6/21
  • "Google Duo Is Getting Its Own Version of Facebook's Infamous Poke Feature" Thurrott 6/21
  • "Galaxy Note 10 release date, price and specs: Cases confirm barely-there bezels and Sound on Display/Accessories go up for pre-order ahead of August launch" The Inquirer 6/21
  • "Huawei Launches Three New Nova Phones" Thurrott 6/21
  • "Despite the US ban, Huawei is still China's most attractive employer" BGR 6/21
  • "Huawei's Mate X 2 concept fixes everything that the Galaxy Fold got wrong" BGR 6/21
  • "Huawei Sold 100 Million Smartphones This Year Through May" Thurrott 6/21
  • "Amazon upgrades the Fire TV Edition with Dolby Vision: The 55-inch model is available starting today ." Engadget 6/21
  • "Walmart uses AI cameras to spot thieves" BBC 6/21
  • "iMore show 662: Favorite iPhone Hacks/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 6/22
  • "The PhotoActive Podcast, Episode 45: Photo Editing Applications" Kirkville 6/21
  • "MacVoices #19176: Michael E. Cohen Talks Take Control of Pages and Take Control of Numbers" MacVoices 6/21
  • "Salting Passwords, Wizards Unite Gameplay – TMO Daily Observations 2019-06-21" The Mac Observer 6/21
  • "Apple macOS Catalina, Catalyst, and SwiftUI excitement, on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 6/21
  • "Apple May Bring OLED Displays To Tablets And MacBooks" UberGizmo 5:00 PM
  • "Apple introduces a recall program for some MacBook Pro laptops with faulty batteries: Only certain 15-inch MacBook Pro models from 2015 are affected." Ars Technica 6/21
  • "Apple recalls 15in MacBook Pro laptops over battery fire risk: Customers urged to stop using limited number of machines sold between 2015 and 2017" The Guardian 6/21
  • "Apple recalled a limited number of older MacBook Pros due to overheating batteries" BGR 6/21
  • "Apple issues voluntary recall of 15' MacBook Pro: Cupertino goes on alert for overheating batteries" Tech Central 6/21
  • "Apple won 27 Design Patents in Hong Kong Today Covering an Array of Apple Card Chip Designs" Patently Apple 6/21
  • "Apple AirPort Wireless Routers Get Security Firmware Update: How to Download and Install/AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.8.1 fixes several critical bugs." Gadgets 360 6/21
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/21
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/21
  • "11' iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/21

  • "Review: GigSky, an eSIM service for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR/GigSky is a mobile cell service provider with a history of catering to Apple users, providing service in more than 190 countries. When they announced their eSIM for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, AppleInsider gave it a shot." AppleInsider 3:20 PM
  • "MacBook Pro 13-inch vs. 15-inch: Which 2019 MacBook Should You Buy?" LAPTOP Magazine 7:51 AM
  • "Compared: Brydge Pro vs Logitech Slim Folio Pro" AppleInsider 6/22
  • "Apple AirPods 2 vs. Beats Powerbeats Pro: Which Wireless Earbuds Are Best?" Tom's Guide 6/22
  • "Apple Watch 3 vs Apple Watch 4: which wearable is for you?" TechRadar UK 6/22
  • "Mac mini vs. Mac Pro: The affordable alternative/Can the Mac mini be a lower cost alternative to the entry-level Mac Pro?" iMore 6/22
  • "The iPod Touch 2019 is the cheapest way to iOS 13/Commentary: What the latest iPod Touch lacks in screen and battery life, it makes up for in apps, games, AR and a headphone jack." CNET 6/22
  • "Sandmarc crams cinematic video flare into a tiny iPhone anamorphic lens" Digital Trends 6/21
  • "10 Reasons To Buy the New iPod Touch 2019" MacMost 6/21
  • "The 13 best Apple Watch bands to get on Amazon: From stainless steel to silicone, find an Apple Watch band for every purpose." CNET 6/21
iOS Apps
  • "Best Video Apps for Those Who Love Videography" AppAdvice 6/21
  • "Get Ready to Do Some Dirty Work in Serial Cleaner" AppAdvice 6/21
  • "How to turn off Siri in iOS on your iPhone and iPad" TechRadar UK 8:04 AM
  • "How to call your Voicemail from any iPhone, Android or landline" Apple Must 6/22
  • "How to use Approve on Apple Watch in macOS Catalina and watchOS 6: The Mac's love for Apple Watch grows even stronger" iMore 6/22
  • "How to check if your MacBook Pro is affected by the fire safety risk battery recall" 9to5Mac 6/21
  • "How to delete all old messages from iPhone: Messages take up a lot of your iPhone's storage space. Here's how to delete them all quickly and free up some gigabytes" Macworld UK 6/21
  • "How to share your Wi-Fi password as a QR code on iOS" The Next Web 6/21
  • "How to improve Mac battery life, fix faults, replace or service: Is your Mac battery draining quickly? Wondering why your MacBooks battery is not lasting as long as it used to? Here are some tips to follow if your Mac battery is low, ways to save Mac battery life, and what to do if your Mac battery needs to be replaced." Macworld UK 6/21
  • "How to send location on iPhone (Apple Watch)" Apple Must 6/21
  • "Google Docs help: How to restore your original version after collaborators make a mess" ZDNet 6/21
  • "The Apple Watch water damage guide" Apple Must 8:03 AM
  • "This $15 accessory changed how I use the AirPods/Commentary: Apple AirPods have unique features, but one inexpensive accessory can make them more usable and improve sound quality." CNET 6/22
  • "Do you make these iPhone charging mistakes? My informal poll suggests that most people make at least two of these mistakes, possibly three." ZDNet 6/22
  • "Beyond iPhone 11: Apple Needs to Make These 5 Big Upgrades"  Tom's Guide 8:42 PM
  • "Apple says go to Best Buy for repairs. A Best Buy salesman gave me the bad news: Apple says it has expanded its authorized service network to 1,000 Best Buy stores. A visit to a Best Buy, however, reveals some of the catches. They're quite big." ZDNet 10:35 AM
  • "When will Apple release iOS 13 to the public?" 9to5Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Comment: Sign in with Apple shows the company fighting for user privacy, even if users don't care" 9to5Mac 8:33 AM
  • "I've Gone iPad-only, Here's Why You Should, Too."  VR-Zone 6/22
  • "Cheesegraters and crystals" Dr. Drang 6/22
  • "2020 iPhone could go bigger -- and smaller -- than before: The iPhone 2020 Max screen could get a sizable upgrade, while the regular iPhone screen might lose some headroom." CNET 6/22
  • "Apple might put OLEDs in laptops to make up for slowing iPhone sales: Future of Macbooks and ipads with better screens" Tech Observer 6/22
  • "'The way you feel when you hold your baby' — here's what the Apple Card is like" Yahoo! Finance 6/21
  • "Apple might put OLEDs in laptops and tablets to make up for slowing iPhone sales: Better screens may be coming to MacBooks and iPads" The Verge 6/21
  • "Could a dispute between Apple and Samsung lead to an OLED MacBook?" TrustedReviews 6/21
  • "watchOS 6 will give customers with older Apple Watches new reasons to upgrade" 9to5Mac 6/21
  • "Apple's latest service partnership won't silence 'right to repair' campaigners" The Daily Swig 6/21
  • "Future iPhones, iPads could have automatic Video cropping features" Apple World Today 6/21
  • "3 products that would be hits for Apple if the company made them: Like any big company, Apple needs to make choices about where to puts its resources. But some product gaps are going unserved."  Macworld 6/21
  • "Why is Apple in this story?" Apple 3.0 6/21
  • "7 Free Streaming Services To Save You From Subscription Hell" Wired 8:00 AM
  • "The New Service Wars Are Here to Empty Your Wallet" Gizmodo 6/22
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad T490s unboxing and first impressions" Neowin 6/22
  • "Why Google is killing off the Pixel Slate" iMore 6/22
  • "Samsung Pay: Everything you need to know (FAQ)/New to Samsung Pay? This is how it works and what you need to start using your phone instead of physical cards." CNET 6/22
  • "Gallium Nitride chargers: What they are, and why they're great" AppleInsider 6/21
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X390 review: Solid, compact and travel-ready" ZDNet 6/21
  • "Playing Outside" FoxTrot 7:54 AM
  • "Can Apple's new cheese-grater Mac Pro grille grate cheese? [Video] 9to5Mac 6/21
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "HQ Trivia Meets Fitness" prMac 1:58 PM
  • "Apple shares stunning new 'Cascade' Experiments video shot entirely on iPhone XS" 9to5Mac 9:58 AM
  • "New 'Shot on iPhone' experiment video focuses on water imagery: Apple has moved on to its third iteration of 'Shot on iPhone Experiments' video series, with the latest 'Cascade' focusing on imagery of water flowing in a variety of different ways, all taken with the iPhone XS' rear camera." AppleInsider 6/22
  • "ICYMI: M&D headphones, ROLI keyboard, new Ring cams & more" AppleInsider 6/22
  • "Happy Birthday #8 Final Cut Pro X: Final Cut Pro X is eights years old - June 21, 2019" FCPXtv 6/21
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft cranks up forcible upgrades on Windows 10: Redmond is now telling customers running last year's Windows 10 version 1803 that it will soon begin forced upgrade to the latest feature refresh released in May" Computerworld 5:05 PM
  • "Warning Issued For Millions Of Microsoft Windows 10 Users" Forbes 7:58 AM
  • "Microsoft's foldable device is said to run Android apps, launch next year" Neowin 9:07 PM
  • "Microsoft Said to Release Foldable Surface Next Year" CDR Info 3:34 PM
  • "Microsoft Plans Foldable 9-inch Dual-Screen Surface, Will Run Android Apps, Says IHS Markit" Forbes 3:34 PM
  • "Bill Gates' $400 billlion mistake involves Windows Phone and Android" phoneArena 4:51 PM
  • "Microsoft appoints new director for Israel startups program: Raz Bachar, 36, to head Microsoft for Startups based in Tel Aviv, liaise with investors and entrepreneurs" The Times of Israel 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Appoints Former Amazon Manager To Run Israel Start-Up Program" Jerusalem Post 8:00 AM
  • "US Entity List bans hit AMD joint venture: Five Chinese companies added to list of companies acting against US national security." ZDNet 9:08 PM
  • "AMD EPYC Rome Pricing And Specs Leak With A 64-Core 128-Thread Monster On Top" HotHardware 4:17 PM
  • "Larry Ellison explains Oracle's ongoing restructuring" Business Insider 7:59 AM
  • "Intel responds to the Ryzen 3000 series; price cuts incoming" Notebook Check 6/22
  • "Google Says No Thank You To Intel's Ice Lake Processors" Tom's Hardware 6/22
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Benchmarks Leaked, Crushes Intel's i9 9900K in Multi-threaded Performance" WCCFTech 6/22
  • "Microsoft bans Slack and discourages AWS and Google Docs use internally: Security concerns and competition" The Verge 6/22
  • "Microsoft's Making Changes to Mixer, Cutting Original Programming Staff" Thurrott 6/22
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator will support third-party and community-made content" Neowin 6/22
  • "Bill Gates on making 'one of the greatest mistakes of all time'" TechCrunch 6/22
  • "U.S. bars China supercomputer firms, institute from buying American parts" Reuters 6/22
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple and Google are the top two valuable brands in wireless tech" phoneArena 9:08 PM
  • "How the U.S.-China Trade War Could Kill the iPhone 11: The iPhone 11 might be caught in the crossfire." The Motley Fool 6/21
Industry News
  • "Stocks close lower on the day but Dow still logs best June since 1938: Quadruple witching day on Wall Street" MarketWatch 6/21
  • "Dow Ends Lower; Stocks Cap Record Week With Down Day: Stocks ended lower Friday but held onto most of the week's gains after President Trump aborted a planned airstrike on Iranian military installations." TheStreet 6/21
  • "Stocks close down but still notch weekly gains" FOXBusiness 6/21
  • "Stocks Round Out a Winning Week: Dow briefly tops prior all-time close, then falls back some; stocks pause their rally Friday to end a strong week" [Paid Membership Required] 6/21
  • "Asian stocks retreat, led by Nikkei after weak Japan manufacturing data: Nikkei dips while stocks gain in mainland China" MarketWatch 6/21

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