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Monday Highlights: Microsoft brings a native version of its To-Do appto the Mac; Apple Must provides a complete transcript of Tim Cook's Stanford graduation address; Apple is apparently spending an average of $30 million on each production for movie content for the forthcoming Apple TV+ service; Software security company Cellebrite claims that it can hack any iPhone; 2019 Apple Camp registration is now open, with some new offerings.

  • "Apple wants to make Oscar-worthy movies to beef up streaming service"  New York Post 7:28 AM
  • "Apple spending up to $30M per movie to make award-winning Apple TV+" AppleInsider 7:28 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook: Silicon Valley has created privacy-violating 'chaos factory'/Time for tech companies to take responsibility for the digital privacy mess they're created, says Apple chief." ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "Apple's China issues 'overblown,' Services underrated notes JP Morgan" AppleInsider 7:49 AM
  • "Here is the complete transcript of Apple CEO Tim Cook's Stanford Address"  Apple Must 8:30 AM
  • "Tim Cook issues warning to Silicon Valley at Stanford commencement: Watch CNBC's full interview with former Disney CEO Michael" CNBC 9:26 AM
  • "Aspyr ends 32-bit Mac game sales in shift to 64-bit support only: Game publisher Aspyr is ceasing sale of its 32-bit Mac game catalog on Tuesday, with Monday being the last day the company is offering the titles for purchase, citing Apple's shift of macOS to 64-bit and end of support for 32-bit as the reason for the change." AppleInsider 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft To-Do app goes live on the Mac App Store" Neowin 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft To-Do is Now Available in Mac App Store" Thurrott 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft launches its To-Do app on the Mac App Store with Outlook syncing, shared tasks, more" 9to5Mac 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft brings native version of To-Do to macOS" AppleInsider 10:55 AM
  • "Good news for iOS users: Apple brings Twitter app back to Mac" The Economic Times 8:22 AM
  • "How to Copy and Paste on a Mac" MakeUseOf 7:53 AM
  • "WWDC: Has Apple closed the door on non-Mac App Store apps?" Computerworld 11:23 AM
Press Releases
  • "Logic Pro X beefs up performance significantly in v10.4.5: New de-esser, 1000 audio tracks and dynamic plug-in loading added." MusicTech 7:53 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "2019 Apple Camp registration now open with new art and design sessions" 9to5Mac 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Camp for Kids Returns This Summer, Registration Now Open" MacRumors 7:31 AM
  • "Apple Camp registrations now open in US, Canada, and Mexico: Apple has started accepting registrations for the 2019 Apple Camp sessions at Apple Stores, with younger users able to sign up to take part in four different sessions covering music, art and design, coding, and movie creation using iPads and other accessories." AppleInsider 7:53 AM
  • "German citizen passport & ID available on iPhone with iOS 13 in fall 2019: Germany plans to utilize iOS 13"s NFC stack, allowing users with an iPhone to serve as a user's passport or ID card —but what iPhones can be used for this isn't quite clear yet." AppleInsider 7:29 AM
  • "Germans can soon use their iPhones as virtual ID cards: iOS 13"s expanded NFC support will make it possible." Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "German ID Cards Scannable in iOS 13 — Other Countries Expected to Follow Suit" MacTrast 8:18 AM
  • "A North Carolina teen didn't come home. An iPhone app led her mother to a ravine." Seattle Times 8:13 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Apple supplier Japan Display loses $230 million bailout investor: TPK Holding had been part of a Taiwanese consortium planning to bail out the iPhone screen maker, but has now decided to withdraw its $230 million contribution, casting doubt on the entire deal." AppleInsider 7:52 AM
  • "This Pot Company Stock is Now More Popular Than Apple Among Millennials" Fortune 8:14 AM
  • "Domino's will start robot pizza deliveries in Houston this year: Delivery company Nuro raised $940 million in February, also delivers for Kroger." Ars Technica 8:23 AM
  • "Nvidia Shield TV refresh spotted in Google Play Console: But don't get too excited if you've already got one" The Inquirer 8:08 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Fold won't arrive until August at the earliest: The Note 10 could beat the bork-prone handset to market" The Inquirer 7:33 AM
  • "Huawei's US ban may cost $30 billion, but it vows to rebound: But its global smartphone business may be permanently damaged." Engadget 7:34 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 30 Pro leak reveals 90Hz screen and quad cameras: Though it remains to be seen if it'll make it to market" The Inquirer 7:33 AM
  • "Mermaids transgender charity data breach exposed confidential emails: Private emails between the charity and parents were reportedly available for public viewing." ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "Instagram will make it easier to recover your password if your account is ever hacked" BGR 7:29 AM
  • "Instagram to make hacked account recovery easier" BBC 8:07 AM
  • "Oregon State University breach exposed student, family data: OSU is one of several US universities impacted by data breaches in recent weeks." ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "iPadOS will make an iPad seem more like a MacBook." The MT Show 7:26 AM
  • "Apple issues second iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS 10.15 betas: Apple has moved on to its second round of betas for its milestone releases, offering developers new builds of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6 and macOS 10.15 Catalina for testing." AppleInsider 1:33 PM
  • "Cellebrite Claims Its New Software Can Crack iPhones and iPads Running up to iOS 12.3" MacTrast 7:46 AM
  • "2020 LTE iPhone coming in 5.4- and 6.7-inch sizes, LTE 6.1-inch iPhone: Apple is predicted to produce three iPhones again in 2020, with the 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models having 5G, and the 6.1-inch model sticking with LTE." AppleInsider 8:31 AM
  • "Ming-Chi Kuo reports 2020 iPhone lineup to feature new smaller and larger OLED screen sizes, 5G connectivity" 9to5Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Kuo: Only 2 iPhones will get 5G in 2020, but all will use OLED screens" VentureBeat 9:20 AM
  • "Apple hit by universal keyboard patent infringement case" IP Pro 11:25 AM
  • "Your Apple Watch may soon get a better accessory to monitor your glucose levels: Unobtrusive monitoring" TechRadar UK 7:48 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:25 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:25 AM
  • "Apple's 128GB iPad is somehow cheaper right now than it was on Black Friday" BGR 7:52 AM

  • "Soul ST-XS2 true wireless earphones review" The Gadgeteer 1:36 PM
  • "Review: Adonit Note is an affordable Apple Pencil alternative" AppleInsider 1:29 PM
  • "The iPod Touch 2019 is a worthy $200 gateway to iOS 13 and Apple Arcade/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 7:48 AM
  • "Best Cases for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro" iMore 9:13 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Adobe Fresco painting app for iPad boasts accurate AI-powered brushes: Adobe has provided more information about an upcoming drawing and painting app it is developing for the iPad for release later in 2019, including replacing its 'Project Gemini' name with a proper release title —Adobe Fresco." AppleInsider 11:15 AM
  • "iOS 13 has it all: Highlights of Apple's next gen smartphone operating system/The phone giant is back with yet another operating system. Among all the features of a smarpthone that iOS 13 has, here are some of our favourites." The Economic Times 7:27 AM
  • "Using Dropbox Smart Sync For Remote Storage" MacMost 11:22 AM
  • "How to transfer data from your old phone to your new iPhone" iMore 9:42 AM
  • "How to jailbreak an iPhone or iPad in iOS 12: If you're sick of being limited to Apple-approved apps, have you consider jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad? Here's how to jailbreak in iOS 12" Macworld UK 9:26 AM
  • "How to keep Apple AirPods from falling out of your ears: For people who would like to use Apple's truly wireless earbuds but don't have the right ears, there's an inexpensive fix." CNET 9:20 AM
  • "How to set up a contact group on iPhone & iPad" Macworld UK 8:13 AM
  • "Forget your password for iCloud, iTunes, or the App Store? Here's how to reset your Apple ID: Forget your Apple ID password? Here's how you'll go about resetting it." iMore 8:13 AM
  • "How to use Memoji stickers on iPhone and iPad in iOS 13: New sticker packs are arriving on your mobile devices" iMore 8:08 AM
  • "VIDEO: How to give your Mac a significant speed boost in under ten minutes by swapping the factory SSD for OWC's Aura Pro X2" iDownload Blog 8:14 AM
  • "A 5-minute timeline of Apple's 5G iPhone plans" Apple Must 1:31 PM
  • "The iPhone X notch: It's time for haters to apologize/Barely two years later, notches are everywhere—and Apple paved the way for them." Macworld 11:58 AM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: More on Health; Cook at Stamford; International Politics & Trade; and a Cascading iOS Network Disaster" eXtensions 11:22 AM
  • "RIP iTunes. Here's what happens to your music now: Apple is splitting up iTunes' duties, with Apple Music taking most of the load." CNET 9:26 AM
  • "I bought a four-year-old MacBook Pro instead of a new one. Here's why"  Digital Trends 7:49 AM
  • "Apple MacBook and MacBook Air are getting fresh new upgrades: Seven new Mac models are in the works" T3 7:53 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy troubleshooting: Everything you ever wanted to know about your smartphone" Telegraph 8:07 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 (2019) review: The best and most-boring ultraportable around" The Inquirer 7:33 AM
  • "Genius Accuses Google of Lifting Its Lyrics Transcriptions in Knowledge Panels" Pixel Envy 7:45 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of June 17: Jason Snell, Rob Pegoraro, WWDC, Podcasts, VPNs - The MUG Center" The MUG Center 9:31 AM
  • "Packing Pro 13.1 Summer Update Expands Editing Options for Travel App" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "The best note-taking app for iPad just got updated" Apple Must 7:25 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Latest Windows 10 Insider build adds controls to notification banners" Neowin 11:25 AM
  • "Airbus and Microsoft team up to sell holographic tech to airlines, defense and aerospace companies" GeekWire 7:33 AM
  • "Microsoft's Edge gang pops a head above the parapet to give Linux fans a strong 'maybe'/Also: storage migration, Mac development and The Trillion Dollar Man performs the dividend dance" The Register 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft set to capture Gen Z workforce by focusing on mobility" Metro UK 9:12 AM
  • "Intel is doing the hard work necessary to make sure robots can operate your microwave" TechCrunch 1:30 PM
  • "Intel's cascade of data centre riches: Customers will need to spend time matching Intel's new Cascade Lake processors to applications, and working out how best to deploy Optane DC memory, but there are real performance benefits to be had." ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "Intel and Qualcomm are lobbying against Huawei ban fearing losses of $11bn: The biggest victims could be the those the rules sought to protect" The Inquirer 7:33 AM
  • "Intel announces program to help Israeli AI startups: The company will provide 10 to 15 startups with mentorship from Intel and industry experts." ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "IBM adding recommended bias monitors to Watson OpenScale: These recommended bias monitors automatically identify attributes like sex, ethnicity, marital status and age and recommend they be monitored." ZDNet 8:01 AM
  • "Nvidia brings Arm support to its GPU platform for supercomputing: Nvidia also unveiled what it says is the world's 22nd fastest supercomputer, the DGX SuperPOD." ZDNet 8:01 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's China issues 'overblown,' Services underrated notes JP Morgan: Investor concerns about Apple's fortunes in China are 'somewhat overblown,' analysts from JP Morgan suggest, with shareholders also accused of failing to see the potential revenue generation of Apple's Services arm." AppleInsider 7:29 AM
Industry News
  • "The Fed may break a lot of stock-market investors' hearts this week: All eyes on Fed Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday" MarketWatch 11:35 AM
  • "Stocks Rise Modestly in Cautious Trading Ahead of Federal Reserve Meeting: Stocks rise modestly though investors are adopting a cautious stance heading into this week's Federal Reserve meeting." TheStreet 11:39 AM
  • "US stocks edge higher after 2 weeks of gains" FOXBusiness 11:47 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb Ahead of Central Bank Meetings: Main focus will be on the Fed, whose members are likely to debate an interest-rate cut" [Paid Membership Required] 11:47 AM
  • "Asian markets mostly higher as investors await Fed meeting: Nikkei about flat; Hang Seng rises after latest massive protest" MarketWatch 8:20 AM

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