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  • "Apple's doing something it hasn't done in more than a decade"  CNBC 8:49 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs: Apple's iPhone sales this year will disappoint, causing stock decline" CNBC 8:50 AM
  • "Your iCloud is actually AmazonCloud"  Quartz 8:50 AM
  • "Apple spends $30m a month on AWS" IT PRO (UK) 9:02 AM
  • "Apple boss wants more state intervention in tech business: Tim Cook, CEO of the world's largest tech company Apple, has once more called for greater regulation of the sector." Telecoms 9:01 AM
  • "Apple edges closer to cursory code review for all Mac apps: In a message to developers, the company said it will soon require all macOS apps to pass at least a cursory review before they can be downloaded and run by users."  Computerworld 8:32 AM
  • "How to organize your Apple Notes with folders on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "How to hide an email address with Bcc in Mail on iOS and Mac" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "Where To Get Games For Your Mac" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "There's more to notarization than that" ["Notarization doesn't prevent such hijacking, but makes it significantly more difficult. As I will argue below, Apple's Notary Service can easily check that the developer certificate matches other details including the app's signature and location of the build system."]  Eclectic Light Company 9:09 AM
  • "The Mac is becoming more like iOS—and I think I like it"  Macworld 8:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "Server Ranger 2.5 Out Now" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "QuarkXPress 2019 ships in early summer" Apple Must 8:14 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "5 names to know at Apple: the people leading its move into health care" Stat News [Subscription Required] 9:01 AM
  • "Jony Ive and Dior designer Kim Jones discuss the environmental cost of design, challenges of working for the future, more" 9to5Mac 8:58 AM
  • "New Phones Reflect Earlier Trends, ASP Declines" [2-page PDF] CIRP 8:44 AM
  • "US smartphone sales dominated by iPhone XR" 9to5Mac 8:44 AM
  • "How Apple Watch went from rumor to shipping product on April 24, 2015" AppleInsider 8:46 AM
  • "Your dead iPhone can live on as beautiful artwork" Mashable 8:40 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "WHO recommends one-hour maximum screen time per day for under-5s" Reuters 9:26 AM
  • "LG Electronics to suspend mobile phones production in South Korea this year: Yonhap" Reuters 9:21 AM
  • "Report: LG will suspend mobile phone production in South Korea" Android Authority 9:21 AM
  • "President Trump sits down with Twitter boss for crunch talks: Why am I losing followers?" The Register 8:32 AM
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reportedly explained to Trump that his follower count might fall as the company deletes spam accounts and bots" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Verizon is following its rivals' lead with its first free content offer: Verizon announced a partnership with Google to provide its customers with access to Google's video streaming TV service, YouTube TV." Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "NAB -Other World Computing's Larry O'Connor Shares Product Announcements and Tips" MacVoices 8:15 AM
  • "NAB -Soundstripe Offers Video Producers Affordable Music For Their Projects" MacVoices 8:07 AM
  • "Kuo: Two New AirPods Models Likely in Late 2019 to Early 2020, Including One With 'All-New Design'" MacRumors 8:37 AM
  • "AirPods 3 said to be launched by year-end 2019" DigiTimes 8:37 AM
  • "Digitimes: AirPods 3 launching at the end of 2019 with noise cancellation features" 9to5Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Apple's AirPods 3 with noise cancellation coming this fall?" Apple Must 8:54 AM
  • "MacBook keyboard problems: Now Apple aims for one-day fix for keyboard repairs" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "iOS 13 Could Finally Turn iPads Into Real Laptop Replacements" LAPTOP Magazine 9:09 AM
  • "PSA: Apple will now fix your MacBook's faulty keyboard within a day" The Next Web 8:51 AM
  • "Huawei closes technology gap with Apple on chip design" Nikkei 9:02 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:14 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:14 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:14 AM

  • "iPhone XS and XR review: Six months in, here's how they're holding up/Revisiting Apple's 2018 iPhones in a 2019 world." CNET 8:50 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10+ camera test vs iPhone XS, Pixel 3, and Nokia 9" PCWorld 8:41 AM
  • "iPad mini (2019) hands on review: The only small tablet you should consider" TechRadar UK 9:01 AM
  • "Logitech Slim Folio Pro keyboard case for 12.9-inch iPad Pro review: An iPad keyboard fit for a MacBook" Macworld 8:41 AM
  • "TaoTronics TT-BH046 noise-cancelling headphone review: Effective noise cancellation, but poor sound quality" TechHive 8:41 AM
iOS Apps
  • "MindNode 6 Review: Refined Mind Mapping" MacStories 9:08 AM
  • "How To Add or Remove Microphone Button on iPhone or iPad Keyboard" macReports 9:08 AM
  • "Permanently delete iPhone zombie apps once and for all: Your iPhone app data lingers around more than you know." CNET 8:51 AM
  • "Twitter makes it easier to report election tweets that deliberately mislead people" Engadget 8:54 AM
  • "How to protect yourself against fake calls from Apple support" AppleInsider 8:46 AM
  • "Comment: Apple's in-store MacBook keyboard replacement program is a smart PR move" 9to5Mac 8:44 AM
  • "Cassandra -Midweek Review: Answered Prayers with iOS 13 and Photo-workflow Rumors; Innovation at What Cost; and Other Asides" eXtensions 8:07 AM
  • "Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer: By raising levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol, our phone time may also be threatening our long-term health." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:22 AM
  • "Hands-on: OPPO's Reno pizza-slice selfie camera is slow, but delicious" The Next Web 9:22 AM
  • "Hands On with the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom: 6.6-inch OLED with No Notch and Popup Selfie Camera" AnandTech 9:21 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold: A Pragmatic Take" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:08 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold reportedly failed due to 7mm screen bezel gap" VentureBeat 8:53 AM
  • "Galaxy Fold: What went wrong? At this stage, it looks like the answer to the question 'what went wrong with the Galaxy Fold?' is that Samsung dropped the ball in spectacular fashion and was left scrabbling for a response when things went bad." ZDNet 8:40 AM
  • "iFixit's Galaxy Fold teardown reveals its biggest design flaw" The Verge 8:46 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold Teardown" iFixit 8:35 AM
  • "Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:32 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple quietly launches Apple TV YouTube channel - and all the videos are ad-free" Mirror Online UK 9:01 AM
  • "North America OTT TV & Video Forecasts to 2024 TV+s Growth will be More Modest at 8 Million by 2024 -" Business Wire 8:56 AM
  • "Apple Pay Officially Launches in Austria" MacRumors 8:37 AM
  • "New App Brings All-in-One Fitness Trainer to iPhone and Apple Watch" prMac 8:31 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is winning the techlash: The tech industry is feeling the pain of an unprecedented backlash over its business practices and broad impact on society, but original tech giant Microsoft has managed to stay mostly above the fray." Axios 8:54 AM
  • "Windows 10 May 2019 Update thwarted by obscure tech known as 'external storage'" The Register 8:33 AM
  • "Intel's new 9th-gen laptop processors give birth to 'Musclebooks'" The Next Web 8:51 AM
  • "Intel launches latest-generation CPUs for mobile" DigiTimes 8:50 AM
  • "Get ready for 5GHz laptops as Intel unveils new 9th-gen Core H-series CPUs" ZDNet 8:40 AM
  • "Software group SAP takes hit from restructuring but raises outlook" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:18 AM
  • "SAP/cloud services: mist opportunity" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:18 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Goldman Sachs raises AAPL target to $182 citing stabilizing Chinese demand" AppleInsider 8:46 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks struggle for altitude as investors parse Boeing, Caterpillar earnings: Boeing falls short of targets; suspends outlook, share buybacks" MarketWatch 9:03 AM
  • "US stocks slip after record-setting gains" FOXBusiness 9:03 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Waver After Earnings-Driven Jump: S&P 500 registered first record-high close of 2019 Tuesday" [Paid Membership Required] 9:03 AM
  • "Asian markets slip amid concerns over China stimulus pace: Aussie stocks rally after benign inflation data" MarketWatch 9:03 AM

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