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Monday Highlights: Washington Post feature looks at Apple's privacy crusade and how company absent from government legislative efforts to regulate; Tim Bajarin sees Apple's success driven by both "industrial design and operational excellence"; Rene Ritchie explains security features of macOS Catalina; Macworld tutorial for installing Catalina in its own APFS container so you can run it alongside Mojave; iPhone SE and 6 models no longer sold in India; AppStories podcast looks at Photos changes coming with iOS 13; iWork among apps banned from German schools over privacy fears; YouTuber Linus Tech Tips builds hackintosh Mac Pro; Andrew O'Hara swaps out his ailing Mac for his iPad Pro for one week; freemium gaming a "scourge" even Apple Arcade can't save us from.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple preaches privacy. Lawmakers want the talk to turn to action. As states introduce privacy legislation, the tech giant is either absent from those efforts or backs industry groups that actively lobby against them."  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:59 AM
  • "Apple's push for a federal privacy law is reportedly hurting state efforts" VentureBeat 1:01 PM
  • "Lawmakers say Apple only pays lip service to enacting privacy laws" Cult of Mac 12:32 PM
  • "Industrial Design And Operational Excellence Drives Apple's Success"  Forbes 8:19 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple quietly removes Zoom's hidden web server from Macs" Sophos 8:19 AM
  • "Logitech flaw lets hackers control your wireless mouse and keyboard" GearBrain 8:43 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.6 to Developers" MacRumors 1:00 PM
  • "The last macOS Mojave update is nearly ready for public launch" Cult of Mac 2:29 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "The Great Mac Balancing Act: Catalina Security Explained" iMore 11:03 AM
  • "Go64 review: Free utility preps Mac users for 64-bit Catalina app-ocalypse" Macworld 8:42 AM
  • "How to install the macOS Catalina beta in its own APFS container: You can have your Catalina and still be Mojave fresh." Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "How to make a bootable macOS installer on an external drive" Macworld UK 8:20 AM
  • "Building an Automator Script To Snap Windows Into Position" MacMost 11:39 AM
  • "How to add links in Pages and Numbers on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:20 AM
  • "New to Mac? How to right-click on your Mac" iDownload Blog 12:42 PM
Press Releases
  • "Airmail Users Frustrated About Sudden Switch to Subscription-Based Pricing on iPhone and iPad [Updated] MacRumors 12:13 PM
  • "Product Manager 2.4.3 to manage company products on Macintosh from different standpoints" Ecleti 8:12 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple stops selling iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus in India" The Economic Times 8:20 AM
  • "Apple stops shipments of iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus in India" AppleInsider 8:26 AM
  • "Apple stopes sales of older iPhone models in India" 9to5Mac 12:16 PM
  • "23andMe is throwing its hat into the EHR ring against Apple's Health Records platform" Business Insider 11:00 AM
  • "Apple's HomeKit is about to see rapid growth, Report suggests" Apple Must 10:40 AM
  • "Fall 1989 Catalog for Steve Jobs' NeXT Company Uploaded to Archive.org" MacRumors 8:19 AM
  • "Apple is reportedly investigating after an 11-year-old girl says an iPhone 6 exploded in her hands" Business Insider 8:53 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Explodes in the Hands on a Minor; Apple Says It's Currently Investigating" WCCFTech 8:19 AM
  • "'For All Mankind' Showrunner Ronald D. Moore on His Alt History Space Race Apple+ Series" Collider 5:58 PM
  • "Apple's latest 'For All Mankind' trailer explains the show's origins" Engadget 8:33 PM
  • "For All Mankind — Remembering Apollo 11 | Apple TV+" YouTube 5:58 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Republican House member introduces bill to boost U.S. 5G presence" Reuters 4:34 PM
  • "FCC pledges $524M to expand rural broadband: The funding will support more than 200,000 homes and businesses in 23 states." CNET 4:02 PM
  • "What to expect from tomorrow's antitrust hearing featuring big tech" TechCrunch 4:01 PM
  • "Google accused of ripping off digital ad technology in U.S. lawsuit" Reuters 2:35 PM
  • "'My son spent £3,160 in one game'" BBC 8:49 AM
  • "Computer password inventor dies aged 93" BBC 8:43 AM
  • "Thousands of Amazon workers across Europe and the US are striking and protesting on Prime Day" Business Insider 8:43 AM
  • "Verizon defeats AT&T for best LTE in network study, T-Mobile tops network speeds" 9to5Mac 8:25 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "9to5Mac Daily: July 15, 2019 –¬†MacBook Air SSD speeds, Prime Day 2019" 9to5Mac 2:29 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 120 – Changes to Photos Coming in iOS 13 and Catalina" MacStories 8:42 AM
  • "Apple's Security Evolution, iCloud VPN – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-15" The Mac Observer 2:02 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple's 2019 256GB MacBook Air Includes Slower SSD Than 2018 Model" MacRumors 12:17 PM
  • "2019 256GB MacBook Air has a slower SSD than 2018 model" iDownload Blog 12:19 PM
  • "iWork, Office and Google Docs banned from German schools" Cult of Mac 11:06 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "'Why won't my iPhone ring?': 7 ways to check that your iPhone's sound is working properly" Business Insider 9:13 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:12 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:12 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Tested: Thermal throttling in base model mid-2019 13-inch MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 2:29 PM
  • "I replaced my Mac with my iPad Pro for a week — here's how it went" AppleInsider 11:00 AM
  • "The Melomania 1 True Wireless Earphones From Cambridge Audio Sound Superb, And They'll Play For Up To Nine Hours On A Single Charge" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "Libratone's Zipp 2 and Zipp Mini 2 Portable Wireless Speakers: The MacStories Review" MacStories 11:05 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to crop a photo on your iPhone in two simple ways, and revert a cropped photo back to its original version" Business Insider 12:17 PM
  • "How to rotate, straighten, crop, trim or flip a video in the Photos app on iOS 13" iDownload Blog 12:16 PM
  • "How to take control of Face ID (with tools you may not know exist)" Computerworld 11:38 AM
Tips
  • "PSA: Apple's New AirPods Are Even Cheaper Than the Old Model on Amazon Right Now" People 8:33 PM
  • "Update Your Logitech Wireless Dongle Right Now" How-To Geek 1:09 PM
  • "How to cope with just a 128GB SSD on your Mac mini or MacBook" AppleInsider 11:00 AM
  • "Google Keep Notes: 10 tips and tricks to become a master" PCWorld 8:47 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Washington Post: 'Apple Preaches Privacy. Lawmakers Want the Talk to Turn to Action.'" Daring Fireball 4:00 PM
  • "Services are Key to Apple's Emerging Market Strategy" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:13 PM
  • "Why Did Apple Abandon Its AR and VR Headset Dreams? Right now, Apple doesn't see much promise in the widely-hyped augmented reality and virtual reality market." Motley Fool 1:09 PM
  • "Apple's rumored discontinuation of its AR glasses project would be a massive blow to the consumer AR headset market" Business Insider 10:57 AM
  • "Apple Arcade won't save us from the scourge of freemium gaming, but it's a start: Apple's subscription gaming service won't make free-to-play games obsolete, but it will give us lots of high-quality alternatives."  Macworld 8:49 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Advancing human exploration: Is space the final frontier, and how can data and AI get us there?" ZDNet 11:19 AM
  • "Dreamscape Review: It took Steven Spielberg to launch a VR arcade that finally nails the experience/Dreamscape mixes escape room action with hyper-realism for one of the best VR spaces you can try today" GearBrain 11:08 AM
  • "The Rise of Influencers and the Decay of Journalism" Monday Note 8:57 AM
  • "Congress Wants to Solve Deepfakes by 2020: That should worry us." Slate 8:41 AM
  • "Google's awful gestures are ruining Android Q: There has to be something better than this." Android Central 8:28 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Gboard 8.5 preps Assistant integration, adds dark theme for settings, kills GIF camera [APK Insight] 9to5Google 8:19 PM
  • "Five iOS Games Worth Checking Out" MacRumors 4:01 PM
  • "Twitter desktop redesign adopts some of its mobile app's best features" The Verge 3:14 PM
  • "Google discontinues AdSense mobile apps, will focus on web app instead" Android Police 2:22 PM
  • "CarPlay now works with free audiobooks from your local library" 9to5Mac 12:19 PM
  • "Unc0ver Jailbreak v3.3.0 Officially Released" iClarified 12:13 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of July 15: Christian Pickman of Micromat, The Apple Credit Card, and Photos" The MUG Center 10:40 AM
  • "'Dragalia Lost' Gets New Quests for The Mercurial Gauntlet, a New Chapter for the Main Campaign, and a New Weekend Quest Event Beginning Today" Touch Arcade 8:57 AM
  • "Eve Extend increases range of Bluetooth HomeKit accessories" AppleInsider 8:53 AM
  • "Waze for iPhone is now showing you toll prices along your route" iDownload Blog 9:14 AM
  • "Waze now shows road toll prices along your driving route" TechCrunch 8:25 AM
  • "Marriott International Invites Guests and Associates Worldwide to Take the Wellbeing Challenge: Download and Play TakeCare Level30™" PRNewswire 8:16 AM
  • "Compass Pro Matte Black is a versatile tripod stand that works great with iPad Pros" Apple World Today 8:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "German schools ban Microsoft Office 365 amid privacy concerns" The Next Web 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft blocks major Windows 10 update for Surface Book 2 after bug makes GPU vanish" ZDNet 10:40 AM
  • "Intel connects 64 Loihi 'brain chips' together and hands them off to researchers/Intel's current brain network isn't quite as smart as a frog. Next up: mole rats." PCWorld 8:42 AM
  • "Intel's ultra-efficient AI chips can power prosthetics and self-driving cars" Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "Intel's Pohoiki Beach is a neuromorphic computer capable of simulating 8 million neurons" VentureBeat 8:42 AM
  • "Intel's Modem Patents Have Exclusive Bidder" ["Analysts believe Apple is the exclusive buyer."] Market Realist 8:44 AM
  • "Next Generation Intel Atom Tremont: Potential L3 Cache" AnandTech 8:44 AM
  • "AMD earnings: What to expect/Strong quarter for PC shipments may have helped AMD as it looks to take on Intel and Nvidia" MarketWatch 7:33 PM
  • "How did AMD make its Zen processors faster?" Engadget 8:25 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT benchmarked at 3440x1440" TweakTown 10:44 AM
  • "Report: AMD's Zen 2 Ryzen CPUs rock in DAWBench VI" The Tech Report 10:43 AM
  • "AMD's Eight-Core Ryzen 7 2700X Now Available for $200" AnandTech 2:28 PM
  • "AMD RX 5700 Series Midrange Consumer GPU Product Reviews Indicate It Is Competitive" Forbes 6:40 PM
  • "AMD Stock Hits New High on Rising Optimism for Its Chips" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:29 PM
  • "Frank Azor Joins AMD As 'Chief Gaming Architect'" Forbes 10:57 AM
  • "Update: AMD Confirms Dell-Alienware Heavyweight Frank Azor As Chief Architect Of Gaming Solutions" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 855 Plus: A Higher Bin SKU" AnandTech 8:41 AM
  • "Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 855 Plus" Thurrott 8:41 AM
  • "Could chiplets help fuel the next leap in computer processing power?" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "IBM Watson's Newly Sold Marketing Tech Division Rebrands as Acoustic" AdWeek 9:12 AM
  • "What Should Investors Expect from IBM's Q2 Earnings After Red Hat Deal?" Zacks 2:29 PM
  • "Why the Asia-Pacific region is high on Dell Technologies' radar: Advancements in innovations such as 5G, robotics and automation, and autonomous vehicles has made the region one to watch for global companies, Dell Technologies' president of Asia Pacific & Japan, Global Digital Cities has said." ZDNet 7:47 PM
  • "Dell Technologies crowns the Bay Area as the best city for women entrepreneurs" ZDNet 8:57 AM
  • "Dell Technologies: Disappointing Quarter Doesn't Impact SOTP Case" Seeking Alpha 12:42 PM
  • "Oracle loses DoD court challenge, $10bn Pentagon cloud contract to go to AWS or Microsoft" Data Center Dynamics 9:07 AM
  • "Oracle Loses JEDI Lawsuit: Here's What You Should Know" Zacks 9:11 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stocks eke out another round of records as investors brace for 2nd-quarter earnings: Citigroup earnings kick off a week of earnings reports" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Wall Street closes at fresh records for second-straight day" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Higher: Major indexes rise slightly as investors parse Citi earnings" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets recover after China's GDP growth fails to meet already low expectations: Indexes in Hong Kong, Shanghai rise; Nikkei closed for holiday" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:58 AM

 
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