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Friday Highlights: Apple Arcade has a challenger on iOS: GameClub which plans to resurrect now dead but classic iPhone games; Apple to build new flagship store in San Jose; and plans second store in Taiwan; Rob Enderle thinks Microsoft's new Edge browser for Mac is major development; with no product to offer, Apple still voted #3 smartglasses player in market survey; Facebook removes more than a million fake accounts every hour; Best Buy cancels Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders given uncertain future of device; full-screen Touch ID rumored in 2020 iPhones; iFixit tears down new MacBook Pro, closer look at new keyboard, AppleInsider doesn't think changes will help issues much; here's a hands-on with new 13" 2019 MacBook Pro; App Store ads frustrate finding apps you want.

  • "Apple Accused of Selling ITunes Customers' Listening Data: Apple Inc. was sued by customers who claim the company is unlawfully disclosing and selling information about people's iTunes purchases as well as their personal data, contrary to the company's promise in advertising that 'What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone.'"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:11 PM
  • "Exclusive: GameClub will counter Apple Arcade with classic iPhone games/This startup that brings old iPhone games back from the dead is adopting a subscription model, just like Apple's upcoming service."  Fast Company 8:43 AM
  • "Apple Will Now Tell You When It's Going To Throttle Your iPhone" Tech Times 8:40 AM
  • "Apple bought a start-up that was working on monitoring asthma in children" CNBC 3:36 PM
  • "Apple agrees to big flagship store at San Jose's Westfield Valley Fair mall: Multi-level Apple store would anchor expansion of Valley Fair, owner says" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 8:55 AM
  • "Apple's Ex-Retail Chief Brushes Off Criticism, Says 'I Know the Facts'" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:12 PM
  • "Safari test points to a future with tracker-free ads" Sophos 8:42 AM
  • "How to invert the display colors on your Mac" 9to5Mac 3:39 PM
  • "Change The Perspective Of A Photo" MacMost 10:03 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Chromium Edge Browser for Apple a Major Development"  eWeek 8:43 AM
  • "What we won't see at WWDC 2019: What won't make the cut." Macworld 7:55 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cocoatech Releases Path Finder 8.5" prMac 5:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Defender ATP Antivirus Software is now Available for Apple's macOS Platform" MySmartPrice 8:40 AM
  • "EA is giving away The Sims 4 for free on Mac for a limited time" The Apple Post 8:31 AM
  • "Syncro Soft Announces the Release of version 21.1 of the Oxygen XML Suite of Products" Syncro Soft 7:20 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple already the No. 3 smartglasses player without a product, says survey: Digi-Capital and Augmented World Expo dish out a bevy of takeaways in a research report on augmented reality and smartglasses, but they didn't quite expect Apple to be cited as a player even though it doesn't have a product."  ZDNet 10:50 AM
  • "Apple and Intel just dealt Qualcomm a post-settlement blow: EPO revokes patent underlying German fake injunction against iPhone 7 and 8" Foss Patents 1:03 PM
  • "Huawei CEO praises iPhone ecosystem, says even bought them for his family" The Indian Express 8:43 AM
  • "Huawei trade ban could hurt Google as well as Apple" 9to5Google 7:56 AM
  • "Second Taiwan Apple store to open soon in Taipei's Xinyi District" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "Taiwan's Second Apple Retail Store Opening Soon in Xinyi District of Taipei" MacRumors 7:54 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Twitter ousts anti-Trump Krassenstein brothers for 'fake accounts'" CNET 4:00 PM
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint merger could reportedly still get the DOJ's blessing" CNET 4:00 PM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Hacked In Minutes With Glue" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Huawei is banned from using SD cards in future devices: The company is now barred from the SD Association." Engadget 3:43 PM
  • "47 Democrats cave on net neutrality after GOP calls bill 'dead on arrival': GOP blocking of net neutrality vote rewarded as 47 Democrats ask for compromise." Ars Technica 1:31 PM
  • "Distorted Nancy Pelosi videos show platforms aren't ready to fight dirty campaign tricks: YouTube removed the video, Facebook de-ranked it, and Twitter let it stand" The Verge 12:07 PM
  • "Google bots shut down Baltimore officials' ransomware workaround Gmail accounts: Google automatically suspended accounts after detecting they were from same network." Ars Technica 11:04 AM
  • "YouTubers and record labels are fighting, and record labels keep winning" The Verge 10:07 AM
  • "How bad is Facebook's spam problem? Over 1 million fake accounts are removed every hour" GearBrain 8:31 AM
  • "Best Buy Cancels All Galaxy Fold Pre-Orders: Samsung's fragile folding smartphone looks increasingly unlikely to appear for sale, so Best Buy took the decision to cancels all pre-orders while it waits for new information." PC Magazine 10:50 AM
  • "Galaxy Fold looks uncertain as Best Buy cancels all preorders" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
  • "Mona Lisa 'brought to life' with deepfake AI" BBC 7:49 AM
  • "Mac Hardware at WWDC, AppKit vs. UIKit, Next-Gen Wi-Fi, with John Kheit -ACM 513" The Mac Observer 5:08 PM
  • "Apple Setup Calls, Cricut Escapades – TMO Daily Observations 2019-05-24" The Mac Observer 1:49 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: MacBook Pros and The Loop Bash at WWDC" The Loop 1:02 PM
  • "MacVoices #19144: Victor Agreda Compares Pixelmator Pro and Photoshop CC" MacVoices 11:53 AM
  • "Exponent Podcast: An Intra-west Debate" Stratechery 11:24 AM
  • "Vergecast: The T-Mobile and Sprint merger, Apple tweaks the Macbook keyboards, and Huawei vs. Trump" The Verge 11:04 AM
  • "Apple unveils the 8-core MacBook Pro, and our WWDC 2019 predictions, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:22 AM
  • "New MacBook Pro, 2019 iPhone models, Instagram, & Huawei's suffering on the AppleInsider podcast" AppleInsider 8:06 AM
  • "2020 iPhones May Have Full-Screen Touch ID, New iPhone SE Based on iPhone 8 Also Possible Next Year" MacRumors 9:14 AM
  • "iPhone SE 2 might finally launch next year" Cult of Mac 2:12 PM
  • "It looks like Apple is getting ready to release an all-screen MacBook Pro with a 16-inch OLED" BGR 8:19 AM
  • "2019 MacBook Pro keyboard changes don't look like they're going to do much" AppleInsider 10:58 AM
  • "iFixit: 2019 MacBook Pro butterfly keyboard includes new membrane covers and tweaked dome switch" 9to5Mac 10:58 AM
  • "iFixit Examines Apple's 4th Try at Butterfly Keyboard" ["So. did Apple 'fix' the butterfly keyboard? No, iFixit says. 'The fundamental problem with this laptop remains—if the slightest thing ever goes wrong, you'll be replacing half the machine,' the firm notes. 'Even if the keyboard is perfect this time, you're taking a gamble on everything else.' And it has rated the new MacBook Pro a woeful 1/10—its worst-possible score for repairability."] Thurrott 1:52 PM
  • "That magical super material Apple hopes will hit backspace on its keyboard woes? Nylon" The Register 4:08 PM
  • "iOS 13 concept visualizes many of the features Apple expected to unveil at WWDC" 9to5Mac 9:16 AM
  • "Stunning new video shows off Apple's leaked iPhone 11 design" BGR 8:19 AM
  • "Apple No Longer Signing iOS 12.2 Following Release of iOS 12.3" MacTrast 8:27 AM
  • "Download: iOS 12.3.1 IPSW Links, OTA Update Out, Here's Changelog And Release Notes" Redmond Pie 12:35 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 12.3.1 with bug fixes for VoLTE and Messages" iDownload Blog 12:35 PM
  • "iOS 12.3.1 for iPhone and iPad is out" ZDNet 3:44 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:20 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:20 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:20 AM

  • "Hands on: 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro with 2.4 GHz i5 processor" AppleInsider 10:58 AM
  • "iPhone XS Max vs. OnePlus 7 Pro" MacRumors 5:30 PM
  • "Apple iPhone XS Max review: Holding strong" Pocket-lint 8:45 AM
  • "Review: 23.7-inch LG UltraFine Display – faster charging, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports [Video] 9to5Mac 5:43 PM
  • "Apple fans get real about the MacBook Air 2018: Readers rate and review the latest Air, from the keyboard to the processor." Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "Fitbit Inspire HR review: One size, many styles, fit all" Macworld 7:38 AM
  • "Review: Creative's Sound BlasterX Katana brings a punch to the desktop" AppleInsider 2:11 PM
  • "MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2019 Teardown"  iFixit 10:38 AM
  • "How to delete an email account on iPhone, iPad and Mac in Mail" iDownload Blog 8:26 AM
  • "How to use Switch Control on iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:19 AM
  • "How to use a GIF for your iPhone wallpaper" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
  • "Why iOS offloads apps and how to reinstall them: Apps can be automatically or manually put into a kind of standby mode." Macworld 7:55 AM
  • "Here are a few ways you can find some pretty great shortcuts for your iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 8:25 AM
  • "The Commercial Robot Business Forges Ahead Without Apple" The Mac Observer 3:06 PM
  • "Soon every credit card will be like Apple Card: Apple has been cooking up change with MasterCard and Goldman Sachs"  Computerworld 11:24 AM
  • "11 things my Android phone does way better than your iPhone" ZDNet 10:50 AM
  • "Apple Brings Back Interest To Buy Tesla, Could They Succeed This Time?" China Business Times 8:40 AM
  • "Apple Trade-In Weirdness" Kirkville 8:30 AM
  • "Apple's App Store ads make finding the app you want frustrating: Apple used to pride itself on a creating a streamlined simplicity that made its products an absolute joy to use. But slowly, the move towards wanting to grab more cash is eroding that once pleasant experience."  ZDNet 7:16 AM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro review: Super-charged superphone [Video] 9to5Google 3:44 PM
  • "Google Pixel 3a XL Review: Full-Featured And Affordable" HotHardware 10:36 AM
  • "Huawei is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month — here's what's going on" Business Insider 1:27 PM
  • "Trump's glib approach to Huawei invites nasty unintended consequences" VentureBeat 9:15 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pwn20wnd updates unc0ver jailbreak to version 3.1.2 with more bug fixes" iDownload Blog 5:43 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg apparently tried to buy Panic, the creator of Playdate" Engadget 3:43 PM
  • "Best Artistic iOS Games in 2019" iMore 2:12 PM
  • "Class Action Update for EB, AAPL and NOK: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Actions on Behalf of Shareholders" ["The lawsuit alleges that, during the class period, Apple Inc. made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (a) the U.S.-China trade war had negatively impacted demand for iPhones and Apple's pricing power in greater China, one of Apple's most important growth markets"] AccessWire 10:57 AM
  • "Apple pulls popular iOS game after Chinese company steals its name" Cult of Mac 9:14 AM
  • "Apple Updates the MacBook Pro with Eight-Core Processors; Now Available at B&H" Business Wire 8:49 AM
  • "Benjamin Rivers' 'Worse Than Death' Finally Has a Release Date for iOS with Pre-Orders Now Live" Touch Arcade 8:30 AM
  • "'Dragalia Lost' Just Got a Big Update Allowing Local Co-op Based on Location, Crafting Improvements, UI Fixes, and More" Touch Arcade 8:30 AM
  • "First ever Lego RPG is coming to mobile this fall" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
  • "Amplify your voice or sing with bluetooth speaker through iPhone" prMac 7:56 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Announces New Windows 10 Password And Encryption Security Defaults" Forbes 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out support for tough federal security standards to all U.S. Azure regions ahead of JEDI contract decision" GeekWire 12:07 PM
  • "Headsup for those managing Windows 10 boxen: Microsoft has tweaked patching rules" The Register 7:26 AM
  • "Microsoft is putting the sexy into unsexy software: First it was Windows Terminal, now it's SharePoint" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals xCloud can stream up to 3,500 games from the cloud" The Verge 12:07 PM
  • "HP Inc Earnings: HPQ Stock Is Up as Q2 Earnings Top Expectations" InvestorPlace 8:03 AM
  • "HP Shares Gain After Q2 Earnings Beat, Full Year Guidance Bump: HP shares traded higher Friday after the personal computing group posted stronger-than-expected second quarter earnings and lifted its full-year profit guidance thanks to a steadying printing supplies division." TheStreet 8:51 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise is projecting a strong outlook for the rest of the year — but the CEO says that the overall data center market slowdown is his 'biggest worry'" [BI Prime] Business Insider 3:42 PM
  • "HP: Based on our Intel, don't hold your breath waiting for Chipzilla's CPU shortage to end" The Register 7:38 AM
  • "HP Looking To Managed Print Services To Reverse Supplies Dip" CRN 8:51 AM
  • "IBM's AI uses grammar rules to catch linguistic nuances of U.S. English" VentureBeat 12:36 PM
  • "IBM highlights Australia's digital and cyber security potential" Defence Connect 8:52 AM
  • "How IBM helps retailers thrive when the weather changes" Yahoo Finance 3:42 PM
  • "IBM Techscale launches in partnership with YIEDI" IT News Africa 8:53 AM
  • "Lenovo CEO: 'I don't think we have a reason to be targeted'/Lenovo delivered a positive set of financial results for the latest quarter and fiscal year, but a geopolitical cloud hangs over the company." ZDNet 7:15 AM
  • "Intel's Silicon Photonics Work Could Supercharge AI Neural Networks" ExtremeTech 8:54 AM
  • "Intel Launches NUCs With Radeon 540X GPU, Soldered RAM" PC Magazine 8:54 AM
  • "AMD's 3rd Gen Ryzen Is The Most Exciting Processor Launch In A Decade" Forbes 7:38 AM
  • "AMD partner leaks two mid-range Navi GPUs" Engadget 8:19 AM
  • "Here's how to watch AMD reveal its new Ryzen chips at Computex" Digital Trends 9:14 AM
  • "Google and Oracle's $9 Billion 'Copyright Case of the Decade' Could be Headed for the Supreme Court" Newsweek 8:50 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple faces 'low likelihood' that its iPhones will be subject to tariffs, says Wedbush" MarketWatch 8:19 AM
Industry News
  • "Hope gives way to worry as stock-market investors reassess U.S.-China trade fight: Investors are facing up to the potential for a protracted fight" MarketWatch 5:07 PM
  • "Dow Ends Modestly Higher; Stocks Edge Up Ahead of Holiday Weekend: Stocks ended higher Friday as Wall Street heads into a long Memorial Day weekend." TheStreet 5:07 PM
  • "Dow Jones Leads As Stock Market Caps Volatile Week With Gains: Key indexes capped a volatile week with modest gains in today's stock market, with the Dow Jones industrials and small caps taking the lead." Investor's Business Daily 5:07 PM
  • "US stocks rebound, but S&P 500 ends with 3rd weekly loss" FOXBusiness 5:07 PM
  • "US stocks end higher heading into holiday weekend but down for week" FOXBusiness 5:07 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Fall for Fifth Straight Week as Trade Dispute Drags On: Treasury yields on Thursday hit their lowest levels since 2017" [Paid Membership Required] 5:06 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed amid lingering trade-war worries: Nikkei down, but stocks up in Hong Kong, Shanghai" MarketWatch 8:46 AM

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