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Weekend Highlights: Bloomberg's Anousha Sakoui is reporting of a movie rental deal discussion between Hollywood studios and Apple whereby in-theater movies would be released weeks later on iTunes for $30-50 rental as opposed to current release schedule; Apple urges court to toss class action lawsuit in CA in which distracted driving is blamed on iPhones rather than driver; ARKit could be a boon for online auto dealers, showrooms; 2-factor authentication how/why for iCloud over at Computerworld; at TechRepublic, a hacker "claims to have decrypted Apple's Secure Enclave, destroying key piece of iOS mobile security/iOS users beware"; DigiTimes says Apple Watch shipments seen rising to 15 million in 2017; Apple releases six video tutorials for iOS 11 on iPad; Dan Seifert's hang up for working on iPad has been Google Docs, but now that's fixed, he's stoked.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Tim Cook: Bloomberg Studio 1.0 (Full Show 06/18)"  Bloomberg 9:33 PM
  • "Apple is quietly working on turning your iPhone into the one-stop shop for all your medical info"  CNBC 8:26 PM
  • "Report: Apple has secret team working to turn iPhone into 'one-stop shop' for medical info" 9to5Mac 8:37 PM
  • "Apple just created the largest installed base of AR-capable devices"  Quartz 6:39 AM
  • "Apple's Plan To Dominate Silicon"  Forbes 10:25 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook confirms self-driving car plans" BBC 6:37 AM
  • "Cook kills off the Apple Car speculation, and that's a good thing" ZDNet 7:25 AM
  • "Apple's self-driving car future remains as fuzzy as ever" VentureBeat 11:00 AM
  • "Why QR codes are important to iOS 11 and China: A sleeper feature, QR codes have heavy use in parts of the world. Could they spread with automatic recognition in the Camera app?"  Macworld 6:45 AM
  • "What Apple Thought the iPhone Might Look Like in 1995: More than a decade before the smartphone was unveiled, the tech giant made a mock-up design for a videophone-PDA that could exchange data."  The Atlantic 7:20 AM
  • "Apple prepping for an iPhone 8 'super cycle,' ramping up ... [Video] CNBC Videos 3:34 PM
  • "iPhone manufacturer Foxconn eyes Wisconsin for new plant: Foxconn, assembler of iPhones, eyes Wisconsin for plant"  Wisconsin State Journal 7:23 PM
  • "Wisconsin location reportedly under consideration for US Foxconn factory" AppleInsider 7:23 PM
  • "iPhone manufacturer Foxconn reportedly considering new plant in Wisconsin" 9to5Mac 7:27 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 33 With Netflix AirPods Bug Fix" MacRumors 3:31 PM
  • "Apple releases Safari Technology Preview 33 with AirPods, Netflix, & YouTube fixes" 9to5Mac 4:24 PM
  • "Hackers are selling Mac ransomware that could cause 'real damage'" Business Insider 6:41 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Combine Automation Apps on a Mac" Envato Tuts+ 7:08 AM
  • "Pierre Chevalier Demonstrates Softron's M|Replay and MovieRecorder with FCPX" fcp.co 6:44 AM
  • "8 big improvements in Apple's High Sierra Safari browser" Computerworld 9:58 AM
  • "How to Dual Boot MacOS High Sierra Beta & Sierra on Partitions" OS X Daily 3:35 PM
  • "5 ways to boost your MacBook battery life" Cult of Mac 11:08 AM
  • "Burned all my notebooks" Dr. Drang 7:01 AM
  • "Highlighting Text In Mail Messages" MacMost 9:26 AM
  • "The Free Mac App For Power Users" Mac 360 8:25 AM
  • "Yet Another Free Mac Browser To Try" Mac360 7:33 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Fear & Loathing In Mac Ransomware-ville" NoodleMac 8:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "Google Drive's Mac uploader will soon be replaced by new 'Backup and Sync' app" 9to5Mac 1:18 PM
  • "OWC Announces SMART Alec Essential Utility for Mac Drives to Predict Drive Failure - Don't Lose Important Photos, Videos, & Other Files Again" Thomas PR 12:38 PM
  • "Data Creator 1.6 for macOS, creates data table and fill them with proper sample random content for export to test database, web pages and Apps." Tension Software 7:06 AM
  • "'Best Firefox ever' pours on the speed" Cult of Mac 11:05 AM
  • "Firefox 54 Promises Faster Browsing on Macs With Limited RAM" MacRumors 6:51 AM
  • "iWork update adds hundreds of cool new emoji-style symbols" Cult of Mac 6:44 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "As Facebook snatches Siri language chief, Apple hires YouTube alum for social & video efforts" 9to5Mac 5:56 PM
  • "Chuck Thacker, lead designer of the Xerox Alto – which inspired the Macintosh – dies" 9to5Mac 7:12 AM
  • "Newlyweds proclaim their love for Apple (and each other) at an Apple Store" Mashable 6:41 AM
  • "The Apple product co-founder Steve Wozniak has never used — and his favorite tech gadgets right now" CNBC 11:00 AM
  • "Hate it? Steve Wozniak says he loves his Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 10:59 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Paul McCartney is unlikely star of iTunes ad" Cult of Mac 8:49 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Netflix has more American subscribers than cable TV: It's not bigger than conventional TV as a whole, however." Engadget 6:37 PM
  • "Google Drive will soon back up your entire computer" The Verge 12:58 PM
  • "Consumer Reports Rates Galaxy S8 Over iPhone 7 as 'iPhone 8' Rumored to Address Most Shortcomings" MacRumors 8:29 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S8 Phones Top Consumer Reports' Smartphone Ratings: The Galaxy S8 and S8+ have top-notch cameras, displays, and battery life—but they come with big price tags" Consumer Reports 8:29 AM
  • "US: North Korea's been hacking everyone since 2009/The state-sanctioned attacks reportedly include the WannaCry ransomware." Engadget 7:48 AM
  • "Wary 'silver surfers' embrace social media" BBC 7:47 AM
  • "Physics Proves No One Can Safely Text and Drive" Wired 6:39 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Silicon Valley Company Towns and Going Deep on Tim Cook's Plans for Apple Car -ACM 414" The Mac Observer 5:00 PM
  • "#193: Just Say No to Cash" Clockwise 1:18 PM
  • "Who Needs the New iPad Pro -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-14" The Mac Observer 1:16 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Wistron confirms waterproof, wireless charging for new iPhone: Taiwanese assembler sees its India smartphone business breaking even in 2018"  Nikkei 12:42 PM
  • "Apple Supplier Confirms New iPhone Models Will Be 'Waterproof' With Wireless Charging" MacRumors 12:42 PM
  • "Apple partner Wistron says 'iPhone 7s Plus' will include wireless charging, improved waterproofing" AppleInsider 12:42 PM
  • "Apple wants you to pay big for their smart speaker" ReadWrite 7:11 AM
  • "iPhone 8's purported design leaked in new images" BGR 8:47 AM
  • "New leaked images might have finally revealed the iPhone 8's face" Mashable 10:25 AM
  • "With iOS 11, Apple finally goes all-in on Near Field Communication — and this startup is ready" GeekWire 12:58 PM
  • "Largan confirms shipment of lenses with 3-D sensors in 2H: Taiwanese iPhone supplier looks into smart automobile business" Nikkei 10:25 AM
  • "Apple supplier Largan confirms it is shipping 3D-sensing lenses later this year, likely destined for iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 10:24 AM
  • "10.5" iPad Pro teardown finds Apple's 120Hz ProMotion display requires four connecting cables" AppleInsider 9:30 AM
  • "10.5" iPad Pro teardown finds 4GB of RAM, Toshiba flash storage & more" iDownload Blog 9:41 AM
  • "Here are 6 of Our Favorite iOS 11 ARKit Demonstrations" The Mac Observer 10:22 AM
  • "Apple patent hints at augmented reality features in the iPhone" Apple World Today 7:01 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Use the object list to manage objects on Keynote slides: Learn how to use the object list to select objects, move up and down in the layering order, group, or delete them." Apple Support 5:23 PM
  • "Add current stock quotes and currency exchange rates in to your spreadsheets in Numbers" Apple Support 5:23 PM
  • "Apple's Thunderbolt Display doesn't work with a 12-inch MacBook's USB-C port" Macworld 7:12 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple's elusive AirPods are in stock and shipping now from select retailers!" iMore 7:30 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:06 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:06 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:06 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPad Pro Is the Fastest Tablet Ever" PC Magazine 3:30 PM
  • "Hands-on with 10.5" and 12.9" iPad Pro: unboxing and first impressions" iDownload Blog 12:58 PM
  • "Apple's new iPad Pro takes baby steps towards the future: The iPad still may not replace your laptop, but it's getting better at what it does best." CNET 7:20 AM
  • "Does the 120Hz iPad Pro Even Make a Difference? iPad Pro ProMotion Feature!" YouTube: iTwe4kz 10:54 AM
  • "iPad Pro 10.5" Teardown" iFixit 8:30 AM
  • "Shootout: 2017 iPad Pro versus 2017 MacBook Pro 13-inch" Bare Feats 12:38 PM
  • "Mini-Review: How much faster have high-end iMacs gotten in the last 5 years? It's a nice upgrade as long as you're using something that's a few years old." Ars Technica 4:23 PM
  • "New iMac is the best all-in-one yet — and the best Mac ever" Apple World Today 7:35 AM
  • "Surface Laptop vs MacBook Air: It's Not Even Close/If you're looking for a good ultraportable laptop, Apple and Microsoft both have appealing options in the Surface Laptop and MacBook Air. Both laptops weigh well under 3 pounds and start at around $999." LAPTOP Magazine 11:09 AM
  • "Logitech's Slim Combo for iPad Pro tries to do too much" iMore 11:08 AM
  • "Koogeek HomeKit-Enabled Smart Plug and Light Socket Review" MacStories 3:38 PM
  • "ChargeHub Review: Goodbye power strip, hello multi-device charging" Macworld 6:37 AM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: MagBak Again Has My Back" YMP Now 6:25 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on Preview: watchOS 4 - The 6 best features coming to your Apple Watch" PC & Tech Authority 8:57 PM
  • "Listen to Siri's More Natural Voice in iOS 11" MacRumors 4:24 PM
  • "Inside iOS 11: HomeKit gains multi-person geofencing, conditional triggers" AppleInsider 10:25 AM
  • "'Mr. Future Ninja' Review - Gone in a Flash" Touch Arcade 9:30 AM
  • "'Yankai's Peak' Review - Pyramid Perfection" Touch Arcade 8:49 AM
  • "'Framed 2' Review - The Second Half of a Really Good Game" Touch Arcade 7:02 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Record Calls on an iPhone" PC Magazine 4:20 PM
  • "How to create and use Kaleidoscope watch faces in watchOS 4 and iOS 11." iMore 3:38 PM
  • "Here's how you can take photos while recording video on your iPhone" Business Insider 10:00 AM
  • "How to print from Gmail and Inbox on iOS: 7 methods" TechRepublic 9:33 AM
  • "How To Use iOS 11 Live Photos Effects, Trim, Set Key Photo And More" Redmond Pie 9:30 AM
  • "How to screenshot your iPad or iPad Pro" iMore 9:29 AM
  • "How to get rid of Depth Effect on a photo in iOS 11" iMore 7:08 AM
Tips
  • "13 features in Apple Music only power users know about" Business Insider 3:39 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Schiller refutes book's account that he demanded physical keyboard in early iPhone" AppleInsider 7:22 PM
  • "Not Everyone Will Be Able to Afford the New iMac Pro, and That's Okay" The Mac Observer 6:08 PM
  • "Are you on CrackBerry? You just threw an iPhone at a brick wall!" iMore 4:24 PM
  • "Apple Inc.'s ProMotion Won't Be Easy to Add to the iPhone" The Motley Fool 3:38 PM
  • "Richard Feynman's 'Prepare a Freshman Lecture' Test" ["I keep thinking about that in the context of Bill Bilbrey's quote in the excerpt published yesterday from Brian Merchant's The One Device"] Daring Fireball 1:17 PM
  • "Tony Fadell Walks Away From Schiller Story: 'Not True'" Daring Fireball 12:42 PM
  • "The Mac Is Now A Truck And Not A Car" Mac360 12:38 PM
  • "The Myth of the $17,000 iMac Pro: Haters Gonna Hate" Apple Must 12:38 PM
  • "Will iOS 11 Features Bring Professional Grade Productivity To The iPad Pro? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 12:38 PM
  • "Why I'm waiting to buy a new iPad Pro" iMore 11:08 AM
  • "The new dock on an iPad is the first sign of the Mac apocalypse: The iPad is going to replace the Mac someday."  Computerworld 11:06 AM
  • "Morgan Stanley: Apple's biggest autonomous-car problem could be solved with a Tesla partnership" Business Insider 10:01 AM
  • "Opinion: In-app 'tipping' controversy in China highlights gap in Apple's cultural understanding overseas" 9to5Mac 8:49 AM
  • "Build Your Own iMac Pro Windows Clone" Mac360 8:32 AM
  • "Thoughts on the New iPad Pro" Kirkville 7:47 AM
  • "Google Steals From Apple Again" TeraTalks 7:28 AM
  • "Apple watchOS 4 brings Intelligence to the Wrist" Tech.pinions 7:11 AM
  • "What I Want from Apple's HomePod" Tech.pinions [Paid Membership Required] 7:11 AM
  • "The Upcoming iPad Refresh Is Almost a Do-or-Die for Apple" Market Realist 6:51 AM
  • "Wired: 'If you care about cities, Apple's new campus sucks'" Apple 3.0 6:31 AM
  • "eXtensions Wednesday File (9): WWDC Consolidation Despite Wall Street Panic; Hardware; Affinity Photo for iPad" eXtensions 6:25 AM
Non-Apple
  • "How are connected cars moving out of the lab and onto the highway?" ReadWrite 7:02 AM
  • "Have investors allowed tech founders like Uber's Travis Kalanick to grow too powerful?" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:44 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "NotePlan Calendar + Markdown + Notes Comes to iOS" MacStories 3:38 PM
  • "The best wireless & portable Bluetooth MIDI keyboards for iPhone, iPad & Mac" 9to5Mac 3:30 PM
  • "Bound launches New App with Exclusive Content from Sci-Fi Legend" prMac 10:59 AM
  • "Musgravian Musings - 'Monument Valley 2' & 'The Quest - Thor's Hammer'" Touch Arcade 10:25 AM
  • "Apple No Longer Offers Financing to Individuals in Canada" MacRumors 9:30 AM
  • "E3 2017: 'The Elder Scrolls: Legends' card game for iPad to expand, iPhone version arrives this summer" AppleInsider 9:29 AM
  • "The 2nd Generation Eero Wi-Fi Router – Twice as Powerful and Twice as Fast" DailyTech 6:51 AM
  • "Apple teases upcoming hip-hop documentary Can't Stop Won't StopCult of Mac 6:38 AM
Computer Industry
  • "As Microsoft Takes On Google's Chrome OS, the Company's Mobile Missteps Are Haunting It" TheStreet 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft ads slam Google, claiming Windows 10 beats Chromebooks for business and education" BetaNews 6:31 AM
  • "Microsoft issues urgent Windows XP updates to block US spy tools" Telegraph 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new patch for Windows XP to prevent WannaCry exploits following Shadow Brokers malware release" V3 7:34 AM
  • "New Windows XP patch: Microsoft issues extraordinary fix to protect PCs against next WannaCry" TechRepublic 8:48 AM
  • "Xbox One X: Microsoft on its vision for the new console" Telegraph 7:11 AM
  • "Microsoft: Xbox One X won't be sold at a profit, money to come from selling games" Neowin 8:22 PM
  • "IBM Is Big on IoT: The company has invested about $3 billion in Watson. The IoT business is growing 15%-plus year-over-year." Barron's 12:42 PM
  • "IBM Launches Watson for Financial Regulation: New tools to help companies comply with rules and detect possible crimes such as money laundering" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:14 AM
  • "IBM intros first suite of tools from Watson Financial Services: The Watson-powered software tools stem from IBM's acquisition of Promontory Financial Group in 2016." ZDNet 7:14 AM
  • "IBM is letting Watson loose on Wall Street regulations" Business Insider 7:20 AM
  • "IBM Pairs With BMW to Market Connected Car Services: Agreement would provide vehicle owners customized services based on real-time vehicle performance" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:14 AM
  • "Intel commits $178 million to build a 'smart and green' R&D facility in India" VentureBeat 6:47 AM
  • "Intel plans $178m R&D facility in India" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:16 AM
  • "Intel announces partnerships for the gaming market" DigiTimes 7:02 AM
  • "Intel Unveils Games & Announces Partnerships at E3" Zacks 10:59 AM
  • "Intel's wireless HTC Vive add-on is where VR is headed" Engadget 7:20 AM
  • "Dell's Alienware gaming PC maker grabs AMD Threadripper exclusive - until the end of 2017" V3 6:38 AM
  • "HP Inc to Expand 3D Printing Footprint across Asia Pacific" Zacks 8:29 AM
  • "The Machine of Tomorrow Today: Quantum Computing on the Verge" Bloomberg 7:14 AM
  • "Charles P. Thacker Dies at 74; Helped Design Early Personal Computer" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:16 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Production Estimates Going Higher for iPhone, Says Credit Suisse/Apple's production of iPhone is going higher in the second half of the year than previously expected, says Credit Suisse's Kulbinder Garcha, and a higher proportion of the most expensive version of the next iPhone may support higher average prices for the device later this year." Barron's 8:49 AM
  • "Investors bet $1.3B against AAPL as stock declines 6.2%" 9to5Mac 6:31 AM
  • "iPhone 8: Three bullish signals from Apple's Asian supply chain" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 6:47 AM
  • "This Big Business for Apple Is Being Grossly Undervalued, Hints Jim Cramer" TheStreet 7:02 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow closes at record, but S&P 500, Nasdaq finish lower after Fed meeting: Fed expects to start reducing balance sheet gradually this year" MarketWatch 4:22 PM
  • "Nasdaq Takes a Hit Again as Bears Target FANG Stocks, Fed Raises Rates" TheStreet 4:22 PM
  • "Wall St. dips after Fed rate hike; tech slumps again" Reuters 4:22 PM
  • "S&P 500 Slips After Fed Raises Interest Rates: Investors sold technology shares late in the session, dragging down the Nasdaq Composite" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:22 PM
  • "China's industrial output growth holds steady" MarketWatch 7:22 AM
  • "European stocks log gains, with support from tech sector, Fed outlook" MarketWatch 7:21 AM

 
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