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Tuesday Highlights: Apple can't seem to catch a break, now may face financial penalties from Samsung for not buying agreed level of OLED displays; Hindu Business Line interviews Apple's VP of Health discussing Apple Watch, and more; Apple to expand engineering team in Seattle bringing 2,000 more jobs over next 5 years; Inc. magazine praises Sidecar in Catalina as "a perfect example of how Apple makes products that just work"; new malware can take advantage of Gatekeeper zero-day vulnerability; multiple iTunes libraries not supported in Catalina beta; rumored 16" MacBook Pro may "be priced more like a desktop than a laptop"; The Verge has a look at PS4, Xbox controller support in iOS 13, iPadOS.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple could owe Samsung penalties for not selling enough iPhones: Apple allegedly owes 'hundreds of billions of won' to Samsung Display as a penalty for not buying OLED displays at the agreed level."  ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "Does the Apple Watch increase your anxiety? Dr Sumbul Desai, VP of Health at Apple, talks to BusinessLine about how health literacy counters worry using the world's favourite wearable"  Hindu Business Line 8:55 AM
  • "Apple to Expand Its Footprint in Seattle With Office Lease: Apple Inc. is significantly increasing its footprint in Seattle as its expands on a previously announced plan to boost hiring, bringing an additional 2,000 jobs to the area in the next five years."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:32 AM
  • "Jobs at Apple: New engineering hub in Seattle plans to hire 2,000 employees/Apple promises to make Seattle a 'key hub' for software and hardware developers." ZDNet 8:54 AM
  • "Hey Siri, meet Alexa: Rival AI assistants become neighbors as Apple doubles down on Seattle" GeekWire 12:29 PM
  • "Apple Slams Spotify, Claims App Store Tax Only Collected From 0.5% Of Users" HotHardware 4:30 PM
OS X
News
  • "This New Feature of MacOS Is a Perfect Example of How Apple Makes Products That Just Work: It's probably the most Apple-like feature they've made for the Mac in a long time."  Inc. 10:03 AM
  • "New Mac malware abuses recently disclosed Gatekeeper zero-day: Researchers find new OSX/Linker malware abusing still-unpatched macOS Gatekeeper bypass."  ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "macOS Gatekeeper vulnerability has now been exploited" 9to5Mac 8:36 AM
  • "That Gatekeeper Vulnerability: 'A macOS Gatekeeper vulnerability discovered by a security researcher last month has now been exploited in what appears to be a test by an adware company', reports 9to5Mac." Rixstep 6:05 PM
  • "An adware firm takes advantage of Mojave's unpatched Gatekeeper vulnerability" iDownload Blog 8:50 AM
  • "Mac Gatekeeper vulnerability allows installation of malware" AppleInsider 4:46 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Apple Says Multiple iTunes Libraries Are Not Supported in First Public Beta of macOS Catalina" MacRumors 10:31 AM
  • "Can't erase your Mac's startup disk? Try Internet Recovery as a last resort" Macworld 8:29 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How To Install macOS 10.15 Catalina Public Beta" Redmond Pie 9:02 PM
  • "How to prepare your Mac for macOS Catalina public beta" Cult of Mac 11:13 AM
  • "How to Install the macOS Catalina Public Beta" MacRumors 8:16 AM
  • "20+ Mac Productivity Hacks from CEOs, Artists, Developers, Youtubers and More" BoxySuite 2:46 PM
  • "How to disable your Mac from auto opening web downloads" 9to5Mac 2:47 PM
  • "50 Mac Safari Shortcuts" MacMost 8:12 AM
Op/Ed
  • "macOS Catalina Protects the OS in its Own Read-only Volume" The Mac Observer 6:05 PM
Press Releases
  • "Numbers, Keynote, Pages for Mac, iOS updated with text styles, face detection" AppleInsider 2:12 PM
  • "DrChrono Partners with Jamf so Healthcare Practices Can Get All of Their Apple Devices and Apps Up & Running Instantly" Globe Newswire 12:44 PM
  • "G2 Crowd ranks FileMaker, Inc., #1 in Workplace Innovation Platforms." FileMaker 10:54 AM
  • "Painter 2020 Empowers Digital Artists to Achieve Their Perfect Vision: New streamlined workflow, GPU-based brushing, and convenient color selection come together in the fastest Painter yet" Globe Newswire 10:02 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhones, Macs & other tech could account for $167B of proposed China tariffs" AppleInsider 8:36 AM
  • "Apple lobbyist warns that phone and laptop prices set to soar" Cult of Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Global Smartwatch Shipments Grew 41% YoY in 2018: Apple Series 4 was the best-selling model with just one quarter of shipments. Counterpoint's preliminary assessment of Apple Watch Series 1 was more popular in Q2 2018 was a bit overestimated as Series 3 actually shipped equally well until the arrival of the redesigned Series 4 in Q4 2018" Counterpoint 8:57 AM
  • "Publicis CEO Arthur Sadoun And CCO Nick Law Confirm Law's Departure To Apple: Law leaves for 'opportunity of a lifetime,' they write in letters to the staff" AdAge 9:39 AM
  • "Drive.ai, a self-driving car startup once worth $200 million, is closing" ["At the same time, Apple has hired a handful of hardware and software engineers from Drive.ai, in what appears to be part of a renewed effort by the iPhone and Mac maker to branch out into self-driving cars."] San Francisco Chronicle 6:44 PM
  • "Self-driving car startup Drive.ai is reportedly shutting down after acquisition talks with Apple fell through" Business Insider 6:45 PM
  • "Drive.ai, a self-driving car startup once worth $200 million, is closing - SFChronicle.com" San Francisco Chronicle 8:55 PM
  • "Apple buys autonomous vehicle start-up Drive.ai" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:54 PM
  • "Apple is an exclusive club, says Facebook executive: Former politician Nick Clegg assails Apple: but not by name: and contrasts it with Facebook's populist universality. Oh, please."  ZDNet 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Sued Over iPad Fire That Killed a Man" Softpedia 8:56 AM
  • "Is MeetMe Too Racy for Apple's App Store?" Motley Fool 8:41 AM
  • "iOS 13, an iPhone, and an Iomega Zip drive. Will it work?" The Loop 8:30 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "T-Mobile's 5G Network Lights Up June 28th With Galaxy S10 5G, Here Are The Coverage Maps" HotHardware 4:30 PM
  • "Senator presses FTC to require stricter child protections from YouTube" Engadget 10:58 AM
  • "Exclusive: In push to replace Huawei, rural U.S. carriers are talking with Nokia and Ericsson" Reuters 10:07 AM
  • "Exploring Big Tech's 'dark patterns'" Axios 10:03 AM
  • "Exclusive: Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts - minister" Reuters 9:38 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Talk Show: 'Zap The Pram', With Special Guest Jason Snell" Daring Fireball 9:00 PM
  • "Robocalls, Spotify vs Apple – TMO Daily Observations 2019-06-25" The Mac Observer 1:40 PM
  • "Despite what you may have heard, tvOS 13 Public Beta is available and Sylvania SMART+ HomeKit light bulbs are for indoor use only." The MT Show 10:16 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 297: The dark alleys of the dark web" iDownload Blog 8:29 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "The bigger MacBook Pro everyone's waiting for might be priced more like a desktop than a laptop: Get ready for a sky-high price tag for the first new MacBook Pro in years."  Macworld 8:29 AM
  • "Apple's Xbox and PS4 controller support turns an iPad into a portable game console: iOS 13 and iPadOS take a big step toward gaming on the go"  The Verge 10:02 AM
  • "Leaked hi-res images give us our best look yet at Apple's iPhone 11" BGR 8:55 AM
  • "Every iPhone that Apple has released compared on video" Geeky Gadgets 10:04 AM
  • "watchOS 6 Beta AppleSeed Tester Invitations Being Sent Out" Redmond Pie 10:03 AM
  • "Apple's self driving car could have a remote driver bring you to the hospital" AppleInsider 8:28 AM
  • "Apple patent would allow remote control of a vehicle's navigation system" Apple World Today 8:30 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for Handling Emergency Situations by allowing EMS Services to Navigate a Vehicle to the nearest Hospital+" Patently Apple 11:00 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for an Apple Watch Band with a Built-In Rotatable Camera" Patently Apple 8:30 AM
  • "Future Apple Watches may be able to take pics, record video" Apple World Today 8:30 AM
  • "Apple Watch could get a camera on the end of a watch band's strap" AppleInsider 8:34 AM
  • "Apple wins a Patent for a Predictive, Foveated VR Headset" Patently Apple 8:50 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple Watch not registering Exercise activities correctly? Try this" iDownload Blog 12:40 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:13 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:13 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "MacBook Pro 15in (2019) review: including a 9th generation 8-core option, but it may still suffer from keyboard issues (which Apple will fix for free). Here's our full review." Macworld UK 8:56 AM
  • "Best MP3 players 2019: Hi-res, pocket-sized music players from Apple, Sony and Astell & Kern" Expert Reviews 8:54 AM
  • "Beats' $200 wireless headphones are incredibly popular — here's what's great, and not so great, about using them" Business Insider 12:28 PM
  • "Hands on: Zagg's budget AirPods alternative, the Airtime wireless earbuds" AppleInsider 12:44 PM
  • "Jabra Elite 85h review: like the rest, but not the best" The Verge 8:36 AM
  • "Hey Siri, Open the Garage" MacStories 10:31 AM
  • "HiRise Wireless charger is a useful work of art [Review] Cult of Mac 5:50 PM
  • "Review: Twelve South HiRise Wireless is a great 3-in-1 charger" AppleInsider 9:59 AM
iOS Apps
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How iOS 13 makes it easier to view TeslaCam and Sentry Mode videos on iPhone and iPad" Electrek 9:04 PM
  • "How to Install iOS 13 Public Beta on iPhone" OS X Daily 2:14 PM
  • "How to get Apple's iOS 13, iPadOS or macOS 'Catalina' betas" Computerworld 12:24 PM
  • "How to downgrade from the iOS 13 or iPadOS beta to the latest iOS 12 version" iDownload Blog 8:29 AM
  • "Here's how to delete or deactivate your Facebook account" The Next Web 8:29 AM
  • "How to clear space for iOS device backups when iTunes tells you there's not enough" Six Colors 8:16 AM
  • "How to install tvOS 13 public beta on your Apple TV" The Next Web 8:29 AM
  • "iOS 13: How to get it on your iPhone before the public release date" Metro UK 8:55 AM
  • "How to install iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas on your iPhone and iPad" The Next Web 8:29 AM
  • "How to Install iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 Public Beta on iPhone and iPad" iPhone Hacks 8:13 AM
Tips
  • "13 easy to miss iOS 13 improvements you'll want to use" Computerworld 11:08 AM
  • "Best iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Features for Developers" iPhone Hacks 11:08 AM
  • "PSA: Resist the urge to install iOS 13, iPadOS betas for now" Cult of Mac 8:37 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Tim Cook's Confused Message Over The New MacBook Pro" Forbes 6:21 PM
  • "Apple's Latest Defense Against Spotify Criticisms Again Misses the Point"  Motley Fool 1:20 PM
  • "Is there a place for augmented reality in Apple Stores?"  9to5Mac 12:46 PM
  • "Here's how mouse support could change the way you use your iPad: A buried feature, but a pretty good one" The Verge 9:35 AM
  • "Mouse support is hidden in iPadOS for a reason/Commentary: Apple's newest Accessibility feature won't turn your iPad into a laptop replacement."  CNET 8:51 AM
  • "How Apple TV+ Is Looking to Take On Established Players" Market Realist 8:41 AM
  • "Making mountains out of camera bumps: How Apple ruined the 2019 iPhones" Macworld 8:29 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Facebook, Libra, and the Long Game: When I get things wrong — and I was very much wrong about Facebook's blockchain plans — the reason is usually a predictable one: confirmation bias. That is, I tend to already have an idea of what a company's motivations are, and then view news through that lens, without failing to think critically about what parts of that news might actually disconfirm my assumptions." Stratechery 9:38 AM
  • "No, Bill. No (Premium)" Thurrott 8:16 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: What's the Point of a 16" Macbook Pro?" iMore 8:50 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "GameClub wants to preserve forgotten iPhone games for a new generation" The Next Web 6:46 PM
  • "iWork 5.1 for iOS Brings an Text Styles, Face Detection, More" The Mac Observer 2:07 PM
  • "The Cheese Grater In Fusion 360" Hackaday 8:56 AM
  • "Apple Pay to go live in Greece, Portugal and Slovakia this week" NFC World 8:56 AM
  • "Brydge Pro iPad Keyboards Now Available at Verizon Stores Nationwide" PRNewswire 8:32 AM
  • "OWC unveils its Envoy Pro Ex with USB-C, an external NVMe drive promising 980MBps speed" PCWorld 8:40 AM
  • "The Screaming New OWC Envoy Pro EX with USB-C is the Fastest USB-C SSD Ever Built" PRNewswire 8:32 AM
  • "GIBLIB Launches Audio App to Provide Physicians and Medical Professionals Lectures On the Go" Business Wire 8:31 AM
  • "'Dragalia Lost' 1.9.0 Will Release This Week and Here Is What the Update Includes" Touch Arcade 8:30 AM
  • "Travellers should look at Mophie's powerstation hub" Apple Must 8:17 AM
  • "Dates for the 5th FCPX Creative Summit Announced" fcp.co 8:16 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft previews 'full-Chromium' Edge on Windows 7, Windows 8.1: But Redmond's decision not to stick with a set update schedule when Edge reaches the Stable version raises questions about how quickly the Chromium-based Edge will get security fixes" Computerworld 7:39 AM
  • "Bug affects Windows 10 version 1809 shutdown and sleep negatively" gHacks 8:04 AM
  • "Windows 10 slow shutdown? USB-C bug in 1809 causing minute's delay, says Microsoft: Microsoft confirms that a USB software bug can cause delays to shutdowns for Windows 10's October 2018 Update." ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft to add more OneDrive consumer storage plans; new Personal Vault security feature: Office 365 consumer subscribers soon will be able to buy up to an extra 1 TB of storage for a fee. And OneDrive web, mobile and Windows 10 PC users are getting a new secure-storage feature for no additional charge." ZDNet 11:52 AM
  • "Huawei laptops will probably still be supported by Intel and Microsoft" Expert Reviews 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft and Intel confirm they'll keep supporting Huawei laptops: MateBook machines get a stay of software execution" The Inquirer 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft and Intel Promise They Won't Abandon Huawei Devices Running Windows: Updates will continue to ship, the two claim" Softpedia 7:53 AM
  • "Microsoft and Intel will continue to support Huawei laptops" TechRadar UK 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft and Intel to continue support for Huawei laptops" OnMSFT 7:52 AM
  • "Intel and Microsoft to Continue Supporting Existing Huawei Notebooks" AnandTech 6:21 PM
  • "Intel's Lisa Pearce: GPU integer scaling graphics support coming" Hexus 7:51 AM
  • "Intel might slash the price of its Core CPUs to counter AMD rivalry: But we'd take such chatter with a healthy pinch of the white stuff" The Inquirer 7:53 AM
  • "Intel beats AMD and Nvidia to crowd-pleasing graphics feature: integer scaling" PCGamesN 7:49 AM
  • "Intel guts Cooper Lake as well: The flaming mess of Whitley just got worse" SemiAccurate 7:52 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 7 3800X beats Intel's Core i9-9900K in multi-threaded work: But Intel fights back in the single-core stakes" The Inquirer 7:52 AM
  • "Exclusive: Frank Azor Joins AMD As Chief Gaming Officer" WCCFTech 7:52 AM
  • "AMD Scores Big, Hires Dell Alienware Heavyweight Frank Azor As Chief Gaming Officer" HotHardware 4:30 PM
  • "Oracle Launches Revamped Program To Court Startups" Forbes 8:02 AM
  • "IBM moves through transformation by using AI to build enterprise data platform" SiliconANGLE 8:03 AM
  • "This IBM Code Pattern makes it easy to create your own object recognition AI" The Next Web 2:45 PM
  • "Cisco Leans Into People And Culture At Its 2019 Customer And Partner Event, Cisco Live" Forbes 5:50 PM
  • "Bill Gates thinks government needs to regulate Big Tech" CNN 8:04 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Tariffs Could End Apple's Uptrend" Investopedia 10:32 AM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq records three-day losing streak after Powell emphasizes 'wait-and-see' stance on rates: Key stocks behind record highs lose ground" MarketWatch 4:32 PM
  • "Dow Ends Lower, Stocks Fall as Powell Says Fed 'Grappling' with Rate Cut: Major indexes declined Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell hedged on a possible rate cut." TheStreet 4:32 PM
  • "Nasdaq Tumbles; What The Fed Said To Rattle Stocks: The Nasdaq today led the market lower, as technology stocks took heavy hits after Fed officials dampened hopes for aggressive interest-rate cuts." Investor's Business Daily 4:32 PM
  • "Stocks fall on Fed chief Powell remarks, Iran tensions, weak tech shares" FOXBusiness 4:31 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall Amid Fed Comments; Tech Slides: Investors, looking for a tell on where interest rates are headed, parsed the latest comments from Fed officials" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:31 PM
  • "Asian markets pull back ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20: Largest losses are in Hong Kong, mainland China" MarketWatch 8:24 AM
  • "London exchanges prepare to delist Swiss stocks in EU row" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:25 AM

 
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