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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hears long-anticipated AirPower wirless charger will hit store shelves in September, delay due to "technical hurdles"; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple's recent habit of pre-announcing products hurts company more than consumers—reports and opinions in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections today; Nir Eyal at Quartz opines the reason Apple, Google don't want us using phones more is to curb harmful behavior, instead creating "healthy habits with [our] digital devices"; Tim Cook explains to Irish Times Apple's commitment to Ireland; Final Cut Pro turns 7 today—reports in our OS X section; Apple part of car consortium to establish digital car key specs for smartphones; Apple adds another original program to show lineup; the honeymoon is over, US Supreme Court rules states may now require online retailers to collect sales tax; CNET thinks Logitech Crayon so good Apple should copy it.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Pay Violates Patents Held by Security Technology Inventor, Lawsuit Alleges"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:14 AM
  • "Universal Secure Registry Files Complaint Against Apple Inc. and Visa Inc. for Patent Infringement: Lawsuit Alleges USR Technology at core of Apple Pay" PRNewswire 9:23 AM
  • "Lawsuit Claims Apple Pay Violates Patents Held by Another Company" TheStreet 8:07 AM
  • "Tipping point for Apple Pay as majority of UK tills accept limitless payments"  Telegraph 7:26 AM
  • "Supreme Court Ruling Should Spell the End of Apple's Patent Troll Battles in East Texas" MacRumors 11:55 AM
  • "Apple Monitoring Blood Glucose: Apple appears to be working on blood glucose monitoring as a way to address Type 2 Diabetes.'Stick it in your ear'. Literally."  Monday Note 7:14 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple's new iCloud security requirements: How it affects you and the software you use/Apple's shift for third-party apps access to iCloud only improves security a bit" Macworld 7:22 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Cutting a SXSW Indie Feature Film in Front of 40K People on YouTube" fcp.co 7:23 AM
  • "How to remove disk partitions on a Mac with Disk Utility" iDownload Blog 7:23 AM
  • "How to change the default email client in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7:07 AM
  • "How to Make a Shortcut (Alias) on a Mac" OS X Daily 5:47 PM
Op/Ed
  • "Why Bitdefender Antivirus is a wise choice for Mac users: Recent well-publicized ransomware attacks plagued some Windows users, though Macs aren't immune from malware. Find out how Bitdefender Antivirus can provide Mac users with peace of mind." TechRepublic 7:28 AM
Press Releases
  • "Best Microsoft Office alternatives for Mac" iMore 9:21 AM
  • "Tension Software announces: Calcline 4.2.3 the Mac math calculator in a small stripe" Tension Software 8:03 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is nearly 40% more valuable than the city of Chicago: The Big Apple is still much bigger than Apple"  MarketWatch 7:47 PM
  • "TrendForce Reports First-Quarter Notebook Shipments Grew 6.1% Year on Year Against Seasonal Headwinds" ["Apple has enjoyed brisk sales of MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and will update its 12-inch MacBook device this second quarter ... Apple shipped 3.4 million units of MacBook devices this first quarter and claimed fifth place in the ranking. ... As a result, first-quarter MacBook shipments, while representing a 15.8% decline versus the prior quarter, also showed a year-on-year increase of 15.4%. Furthermore, TrendForce estimates that MacBook shipments for this second quarter will grow by more than 10% compared with the first quarter."] TrendForce 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Sees Notebook Shipments Increase Year on Year in Q1 2017" MacRumors 8:20 AM
  • "New MacBook Pro gives Apple a Q1 sales bump" Cult of Mac 2:21 PM
  • "Apple officially launches 'Today at Apple' with special events at all 495 stores worldwide [Gallery] 9to5Mac 7:11 AM
  • "Apple Orchard Road store unveiled" The Straits Times [Free Registration Required] 7:08 AM
  • "Apple unveils Singapore store, with Today at Apple section on upper floor" 9to5Mac 7:08 AM
  • "iPhone shipments still grow in US, UK, Australia in 1Q17, says Kantar Worldpanel" DigiTimes 7:25 AM
  • "Apple begins charging fees for Apple Music trials in some countries" The Verge 7:26 AM
  • "Apple Music reportedly stopped offering free three-month trial in three countries" Canadian Reviewer 7:26 AM
  • "Apple's Self-Driving Car Spotted on Freeway in New Video" MacRumors 12:03 PM
  • "Working Apple 1 Grabs $101K at Auction - Well Below Expected Amount" MacTrast 7:11 AM
  • "Apple Debuts Revamped 'Switch' Site to Lure Android Users" MacRumors 2:50 PM
  • "Apple's revamped 'Switch to iPhone' webpage offers additional information to Android users" iDownload Blog 3:54 PM
  • "New Apple Ads Explain Why You Should Get an iPhone" PC Magazine 5:47 PM
  • "Apple Strives to Lure Android Users to iPhone with New Ads and Dedicated Site" iDrop News 9:01 PM
  • "Working Apple-1 disappoints at auction" Cult of Mac 7:26 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Newton spins off as its own company" Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Supreme Court makes it much harder for patent trolls to sue in East Texas: Folks got sued in East Texas 'just because they had a website.' Those days may be over." Ars Technica 3:34 PM
  • "Researchers develop a way to take pictures through walls using Wi-Fi" Mashable 9:01 PM
  • "Scientists have found a way to photograph people in 3D through walls using WiFi" Business Insider 11:20 AM
  • "Facebook 'doesn't want to censor' suicide live streams: report" New York Post 7:19 AM
  • "Schools using smart phone technology against sex assaults" Associated Press 7:17 AM
  • "No nudity please, we're killing ourselves: Advice to Facebook mods leaks" The Register 7:13 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game"  The Verge 2:47 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Computer Historian and Author David Greelish" The Mac Observer 2:47 PM
  • "Google is clobbering Apple in smart home, AI and more (The 3:59, Ep. 231)" CNET 2:21 PM
  • "Ford's Interest in Autonomous Cars, iOS 11 Wish List -TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-22" The Mac Observer 12:50 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 6 – Interview: The Making of the CARROT Apps with Brian Mueller" MacStories 9:30 AM
  • "Here's why Steve Wozniak used to wait in line overnight for new Apple products" Business Insider 9:15 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Wall Street analyst predicts iPhone 8 will start at $870 and could cost as much as $1,070" Business Insider 6:59 PM
  • "iPhone 8 Touch ID location remains unclear as latest alleged leak shows rear fingerprint sensor below Apple logo" 9to5Mac 7:21 AM
  • "Alleged Molds Purport to Show Relative Sizes of Apple's 2017 iPhones" MacRumors 7:07 AM
  • "Photos depict new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro cases, wi rear mic holes like $329 iPad" 9to5Mac 7:11 AM
  • "Claimed cases for 10.5" and 12.9" iPad Pro show rear microphone holes" iDownload Blog 8:06 AM
  • "Leaked 10.5-inch iPad Pro case compared to current 9.7-inch iPad Pro [Gallery] 9to5Mac 9:15 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:04 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:04 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:04 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hands on with a 10.5-inch iPad Pro case and dimension details" 9to5Mac 1:12 PM
  • "Hands-on: Ugreen Portable Magnetic Charging Stand for Apple Watch [Video] 9to5Mac 6:27 PM
  • "Review: DJI's Mavic Pro is the best iPhone-connected drone you can buy" AppleInsider 12:33 PM
  • "Review: 1More Quad Driver In-Ear Headphones" Forbes 2:51 PM
  • "JBL E55BT wireless headphone review: These modeslty priced cans deliver strong features and good sound" TechHive 7:22 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'Steredenn' Review - Horns Out For This Roguelike Shoot 'Em Up" Touch Arcade 2:51 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Using Workflow to Record Voice Memos" MacMost 10:19 AM
  • "How to Ask Siri to Spell a Word for You on Mac, iOS, or Apple Watch" MacTrast 8:07 AM
  • "How to find a missing app in iOS: What to do if you accidentally removed an app from your iPhone or iPad." Macworld 7:12 AM
Tips
  • "iCloud password not working in third-party apps? Here's the fix!" iMore 2:51 PM
  • "How to Make It Known There's a Problem With an App" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:12 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's new ads are a million miles from 'I'm a Mac and I'm a PC'" Mashable 6:27 PM
  • "iOS 11 wish list: Features we'd love to see" Cult of Mac 1:12 PM
  • "Scrolling in Safari will be updated to make it faster; more consistent with the rest of iOS [Video] 9to5Mac 4:01 PM
  • "Scrolling Changes Coming to Mobile Safari in Future Update" MacRumors 2:22 PM
  • "Scrolling Is Going to Change in Mobile Safari" Daring Fireball 12:39 PM
  • "Op-Ed: Why Apple Deserves a Trillion-Dollar Valuation/Former Piper Jaffray Apple analyst Gene Munster makes the case for why the stock deserves a $1 trillion market capitalization, implying a share price 24% higher than today's."  Barron's 12:27 PM
  • "When Apple (or Anyone Else) Really Gets a Product Right"  HarveyNick 11:25 AM
  • "Comment: Today at Apple could easily backfire unless carefully managed at busier Apple Stores" 9to5Mac 8:43 AM
  • "The Last Days Of Tim Cook" Mac360 8:33 AM
  • "Apple And Technology Fragmentation" NoodleMac 8:25 AM
  • "The iPhone 8 design everyone hates still haunts us" BGR 8:20 AM
  • "Apple's Next 'One More Thing" Mac360 8:03 AM
  • "1 Way Apple Inc. Might Make the iPhone 8 Better Than the iPhone 7s Plus" The Motley Fool 7:29 AM
  • "WWDC 2017: 10+ predictions for enterprise IT" Computerworld 6:58 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The Shocking Thing About Net Neutrality Few Are Reporting" Forbes 1:20 PM
  • "How Fonts Are Fueling the Culture Wars/Pay attention: Typography isn't just catchy visuals. It can also be dangerous." Backchannel 11:25 AM
  • "The MP3 Is Not Dead, And I Can Prove It" Forbes 11:21 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review: A Flawed Slice of the Future" Android Beat 11:03 AM
  • "Facebook's leaked moderation rules show the company desperately needs to be more transparent" Business Insider 8:43 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Fidget Spinner App: Game Tops iOS App Store Charts" Money 3:50 PM
  • "YouTube TV now works with AirPlay from iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 2:54 PM
  • "Apple Music's new film chronicles Bad Boy's hip hop legacy/'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' premieres June 25th on the service." Engadget 12:27 PM
  • "The Netherlands gain more mass transit details in Apple Maps" AppleInsider 11:22 AM
  • "Nike's New Day to Night Apple Watch Band Collection Launches in June" AppAdvice 11:26 AM
  • "Complete Teardown Report of Apple's AirPods w/ Charging Case (A1523 / A1722 / A1602) - Research and Markets" Business Wire 9:22 AM
  • "Emerson Adds Touchscreen Display and Apple HomeKit-Compatible ThermoStats to Nationally Recognized Sensi Smarthome Product Line" Business Wire 9:22 AM
  • "Emerson announces two new HomeKit Sensi thermoStats, one with a color shifting HD display" 9to5Mac 9:21 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of May 21: Blackmagic Design, Podcasts, Passwords, and a Picnic" The MUG Center 6:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 7 makes up two-thirds of machines infected by WannaCry" CRN 9:24 AM
  • "WannaCry ransomware spread widely because of Windows 7, not XP" Ars Technica UK 9:23 AM
  • "Britain's Nuclear Submarines Exposed to WannaCry As They're Still on Windows XP" Softpedia 9:22 AM
  • "Estonia spends millions on Microsoft software license fees annually" eRR 9:24 AM
  • "Big Week for Microsoft As It Prepares for Apple's 2017 Hardware Offensive" Softpedia 9:22 AM
  • "Fight ransomware by running Windows in Linux as a virtual machine" PCWorld 8:43 AM
  • "Former IBM employee pleads guilty to 'economic espionage' after stealing trade secrets for China" VentureBeat 8:46 AM
  • "China's theft of IBM's intellectual property" CSO 9:19 AM
  • "IBM's Watson is just the beginning – in 2017 you may be working alongside Data Driven AI (or even a data loving CEO...)" Computer Business Review 9:18 AM
  • "HP debuts a tablet for artists at Cannes for some reason" Engadget 8:52 AM
  • "HP's Envy 13 offers Surface Laptop features without the markup—or Windows 10 S" PCWorld 8:42 AM
  • "HP's Spectre x2 may be the Surface Pro killer we've been waiting for" PCWorld 8:42 AM
  • "HP's Surface competitors are getting even better" The Verge 8:39 AM
  • "HP gives Envy laptops an edgier look, updates Spectre x2 with Kaby Lake CPUs" Ars Technica 9:11 AM
  • "HP's Surface-beating Spectre X2 is a silver stunner" Stuff Magazine 9:11 AM
  • "Atom AMPD launches AtomOS with Dell EMC OEM Solutions" Financial Newa 9:12 AM
  • "Intel Kaby Lake: New i7-7740K coming soon?" TrustedReviews 9:10 AM
  • "Intel and AMD license rumors should finally be dead" MarketWatch 8:00 PM
  • "AMD's stock slumps after CEO pooh-poohed speculation of Intel license deal" MarketWatch 2:50 PM
  • "AMD's mature manufacturing pushes Ryzen yield rates" V3 9:03 AM
  • "Nier: Automata gets long-awaited AMD fix with driver update" PC Gamer 9:03 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper Benchmarks Reveal Better Score Than Intel Xeon X5650 In Cinebench R15" SegmentNext 9:04 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper: Everything we know so far about this monster CPU" PCWorld 8:44 AM
  • "Asus ROG teases an AMD Ryzen powered gaming laptop" Hexus 9:03 AM
  • "ITC Infotech announces collaboration with Oracle, PTC for AR based solutions" The Economic Times 9:01 AM
  • "SD-WAN Gets Real As Cisco Systems Makes A Big Investment" Forbes 8:58 AM
  • "Cisco acquires analytics software and team of Saggezza" DNA 8:57 AM
  • "Cisco security exec: 'Connected devices are creating 277 times more data than people are'" ITworld 8:57 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple could top $1 trillion in market cap within 1 1/2 years--RBC" MarketWatch 8:08 AM
  • "Is Apple $1 Trillion Valuation Just 18 Months Away?" 24/7 Wall St. 9:29 AM
  • "Bullish Analyst Says Apple Has Potential to Become Trillion Dollar Company Within 18 Months" MacRumors 7:21 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks close higher as tech, industrials lead the way: Equity trading has been marked by lighter-than-usual volume" MarketWatch 5:50 PM
  • "Stocks Lift Off on Boeing, Lockheed Martin Deals; Crude Settles at One-Month High" TheStreet 5:49 PM
  • "Wall Street ends up; defense, Tech Stocks a boost" Reuters 5:49 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Log Third Straight Session of Gains as Tech, Industrial Sectors Rally: News of more than $100 billion in arms deals with Saudi Arabia boosts defense contractors" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:49 PM
  • "Asian stocks rise as investors fret less about U.S. political concerns: Asian stocks rose as last week's global w orries about the U.S. political landscape continued to ease, with Australian stocks stabilizing after their worst performance in months." MarketWatch 7:30 AM
  • "European stocks finish lower after Merkel says euro 'too weak': European stocks ended a choppy session slightly lower, weighed by German stocks, as the euro rallied after comments about the shared currency by German Chancellor Angela Merkel." MarketWatch 11:52 AM

 
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