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2018 MacBook Pro i9 Throttlegate, also affects some Dell systems. Dealbreaker for you, or no big deal? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Weekend Highlights: The escalating tariff war between the US and China puts Apple Watch (original), Fitbits, Sonos, squarely in the crosshairs of a 10% tariff, resulting in US price increases; might autonomous vehicles be Apple's Next Big Thing?; report from BGR India that unless Apple installs "a pesky call app soon", iPhones may cease working on networks; attention Apple! Ben Lovejoy thinks your meager-but-free 5GB of iCloud storage has become an embarrassment and needs to change; and Dan Moren calls on Apple to break tradition and let us set our own preferred apps instead of being locked in to company choices; Tyson's Corner Apple Store, first one ever, set to undergo facelift; Samsung unleashes three more videos mocking dongles, lack of fast charging accessories included with iPhones; MacBook Pro i9 Throttlegate also affects some Dell XPS systems, but are reports overblown?

  • "Is a stronger social mission what Apple is missing? After its announcement that it's now using 100% renewable energy, can the company go further in instilling values into its mission? For inspiration, it needs to look no further than Patagonia."  Fast Company 8:32 AM
  • "Apple to Samsung: Cough up $1bn for using our iPhone designs/Jurors will need to decide whether Apple's patents apply to the whole phone or just its components." ZDNet 10:44 AM
  • "Berkshire Hathaway Buys Apple as Others Flee" [Video Report] Bloomberg 7:59 AM
  • "Buffett Buys More Apple and Teva Shares, Dumps IBM" Investopedia 7:59 AM
  • "Apple's second-largest shareholder is Berkshire Hathaway" AppleInsider 8:03 AM
  • "It's not just Amazon: Apple quietly explores Northern Virginia for 20,000 workers"  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:42 AM
  • "Apple Exploring North Carolina, Northern Virginia for New Campus" MacRumors 11:43 AM
  • "Apple is building a new campus for 20,000 employees — and we just got big hints where it could end up" Business Insider 12:09 PM
  • "Apple may need to fight Amazon for land to build Northern Virginia campus" AppleInsider 12:09 PM
  • "Google Chrome team rolls back the update that muted many web games" Engadget 8:36 AM
  • "Google shoots Chrome 66's silencer after developer backlash" The Register 7:36 AM
  • "Chris Fenwick: After Effects in a Final Cut Pro X Workflow" 8:17 AM
  • "Give your old Mac software eternal life: There are plenty of ways to get more out of outdated software."  Macworld 8:02 AM
  • "How to get rid of a persistent macOS Messages badge icon" Macworld 8:02 AM
  • "Awareness app helps you take healthy breaks when using Mac" Cult of Mac 3:59 PM
  • "macOS: Use These Keys to Keyboard Scroll Through Apps" The Mac Observer 12:05 PM
  • "Creative Bullet Lists In Pages" MacMost 11:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "Tweetbot 3 for the Mac Launches with Dark Mode, More" The Mac Observer 9:09 AM
  • "Scrapbook Crafter for macOS makes digital scrapbook creation easy and fun" Apple World Today 8:05 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "'ZipperDown' Flaw Might Expose Up To 100 Million Apple iPhones"  Forbes 3:52 PM
  • "App Store discovery is climbing after the iOS 11 redesign" Business Insider 11:28 AM
  • "I asked Apple for all my data. Here's what was sent back: Apple gave me all the data it collected on me since I bought my first iPhone — in 2010." ZDNet 9:39 AM
  • "Steve Jobs speech from 1992 surfaces, talking about NeXT & Apple departure" AppleInsider 9:39 AM
  • "Steve Jobs just shipped two new secrets" Apple Must 2:04 PM
  • "LSD and other psychedelics inspired some of Silicon Valley's greatest inventions, says author Michael Pollan: Long before Steve Jobs, internet pioneers like Doug Engelbart were dropping acid." Recode 8:14 AM
  • "Doom's lead programmer recalls working with Steve Jobs" Cult of Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Apple Pay expands to over 30 more banks across the United States" 9to5Mac 8:36 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "It has been a bad week for encrypted messaging and it's only Wednesday: PGP and S/MIME email and Signal and Telegram desktop messages all have risks." Ars Technica 8:35 PM
  • "Apple Music rival Tidal accused of late royalty payments, inflating listener numbers" AppleInsider 5:21 PM
  • "Alarming Study Suggests Bitcoin Consumes an Astonishing Amount of Energy and It's Only Getting Worse" Gizmodo 3:59 PM
  • "The OnePlus 6 Looks Like the Beautiful Budget Baby of the S9 and iPhone X" Gizmodo 12:09 PM
  • "Senate votes for net neutrality -- enjoy the moment" ZDNet 3:56 PM
  • "U.S. Senate Votes to Restore Net Neutrality, Now Expected to Face Major Hurdle in House" MacRumors 3:50 PM
  • "Senate votes to reverse FCC order and restore net neutrality" TechCrunch 3:50 PM
  • "Senate Democrats Will Vote to Reverse Net Neutrality Rollback: Currently all 49 members of the Senate Democratic caucus are voting in favor, as is Republican Susan Collins, Democrats say. The House is another story." PC Magazine 11:19 AM
  • "What to watch: Net neutrality's end approaches" Axios 8:42 AM
  • "Senate votes today on rollback of net neutrality rollback" TechCrunch 8:39 AM
  • "Yanny vs. Laurel: What do you hear?" CBS News 8:31 AM
  • "The great Yanny vs Laurel debate is melting the internet" V3 8:14 AM
  • "Commons culture committee slams Facebook for 'disappointing' level of transparency following Cambridge Analytica scandal" V3 8:13 AM
  • "Samsung beefs up the Galaxy S9's color palette with red and gold: Its flagship handset will soon be available in Burgundy Red and Sunrise Gold." CNET 8:05 AM
  • "Senate Net Neutrality, Nader's Whiff, Jony Watchman -ACM 462" The Mac Observer 8:32 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily 075: May 16, 2018" 9to5Mac 3:48 PM
  • "#193: They Belong to the World Now/The future of third-party Twitter apps looks grim, but is it the end of the road? What makes an upgrade worthy of a price tag? Do class action lawsuits even matter? Should you use AirPods on planes? Does anyone like show descriptions written as hypothetical questions?" Relay FM: Connected 3:48 PM
  • "Designing Apple's Personal Robot, Yanny or Laurel -TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-16" The Mac Observer 1:03 PM
  • "Mobile Phone Creator Reflects on How We Use Our Portable Devices: I chatted with Martin Cooper, who led the team that created the first portable mobile phone in 1973 while working for Motorola." PC Magazine 8:14 AM
  • "iPhone SE 2 could pack iPhone X features into compact form factor" Cult of Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Apple Has Fully Restored Inventory of Mid 2012 and Early 2013 MacBook Pro Batteries" MacRumors 8:09 AM
  • "Exclusive: 2018 iPhone To Get USB-C To Lightning, Fast-Charging Brick Out Of Box" ChargerLab 9:22 AM
  • "iPhone X and iPad Pro Named 'Displays of the Year' by SID" MacTrast 8:10 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:30 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:30 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:30 AM

  • "The Scriba Stylus feels good and even works with iPhone" iDownload Blog 10:14 AM
  • "Sennheiser CX 6.00BT and HD1 Free: a tale of two headphones/Does $100 make that much of a difference?" The Verge 8:09 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple News versus Google News on iOS" AppleInsider 3:50 PM
  • "YouTube for iOS gives you more control over your experience [Essential iOS Apps #14] Cult of Mac 11:27 AM
  • "Mixer is a great streaming platform, but the iOS app needs some work" iMore 8:17 AM
  • "'Bombarika' Review - A Truly Bombastic Puzzle Experience" Touch Arcade 3:58 PM
  • "How to Set Sleep Timer in Podcasts on iPhone to Automatically Stop Playing" OS X Daily 3:59 PM
  • "Apple Watch: How to change exercise goal" 9to5Mac 3:50 PM
  • "How to set up and use iCloud Photo Library on iPhone and iPad" iMore 11:30 AM
  • "How to get a great patina on your iPhone X leather case: A step-by-step guide" The Verge 10:14 AM
  • "How to Back Up iPhone Data to an External Drive" TechNewsWorld 9:39 AM
  • "How to use Google Pay: Pay for things, wirelessly" The Verge 9:08 AM
  • "How to find out what data Apple has on you: A complete tally of info Apple has collected about you is a simple web form away." CNET 9:08 AM
  • "How to watch sports and get live scores in Apple's TV app" iDownload Blog 8:43 AM
  • "How to control which apps have access to iCloud" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "How to Record Your iPhone Screen" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:13 AM
  • "4 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Annoying iPhone Notifications" iDrop News 12:09 PM
  • "Everything you need to know about the new Google One cloud storage plans, prices & perks" iDownload Blog 8:43 AM
  • "If Apple Built a Family Robot, What Would it Be Like?" The Mac Observer 5:09 PM
  • "This iPhone X charger leak is so dumb I actually believe it" BGR 3:58 PM
  • "Fornite's Thanos event was great because it worked for everyone" The Verge 3:49 PM
  • "Beautiful concept images show 2018 iPhone in its full glory" Cult of Mac 3:59 PM
  • "Behold: The iPhone X Plus of your dreams"  BGR 10:27 AM
  • "Comment: Stop using AR as a gimmick and give us truly transformative experiences"  9to5Mac 9:58 AM
  • "How about an iPhone mute function with a timer feature?" Apple World Today 8:45 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (57): Open Season on Apple, Censorship, Company Activists, and More" eXtensions 7:30 AM
  • "Revamped YouTube Music launching next week as 'YouTube Premium' replacing Red" 9to5Mac 9:14 PM
  • "3 GOP Senators Join Dems to Pass Legislation Preserve Net Neutrality" The Mac Observer 5:09 PM
  • "Personal email is dead — but I still can't quit it" CNBC 9:09 AM
  • "Google Upgrades Its Cloud Storage Tiers" Benjamin Mayo 8:16 AM
  • "How 'Fortnite,' a 'Gamer's Game,' Took Over the World" Wired 8:13 AM
  • "This Is Ajit Pai, Nemesis of Net Neutrality" Wired 7:37 AM
  • "People like convenience more than privacy – so no, blockchain will not 'decentralise the web'" The Register 7:36 AM
  • "Which Voice Assistant Will Beat Alexa? (Probably Not Cortana)" PC Magazine 7:29 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Low-Cost Apple Pencil Alternative, The Logitech Crayon Now Available to Schools" MacTrast 6:37 PM
  • "Jumpy Kitten 1.1 - Brand New Kitten Game for iPad and iPhone" prMac 5:51 PM
  • "Hulu Announces New Features Headed to iOS Apps and Web" MacTrast 5:48 PM
  • "Apple Stores hosting events with Nike+ head coach, disability rights activist for Global Accessibility Awareness Day" 9to5Mac 3:50 PM
  • "Sonnet ships $199 Solo 10G Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet adapter offering 10 gigabit connectivity" AppleInsider 11:31 AM
  • "Plex Extends Shop Floor Mobility with Plex Mobile App" PRNewswire 11:17 AM
  • "Monaco Launches Wallet App to Bring Cryptocurrency to Every Wallet™" PRNewswire 11:17 AM
  • "Transition App Now Features Additional Information for Military Spouses and Those with Disabilities" PRNewswire 11:16 AM
  • "iPhone X luxury battery case with integrated solar panel hits market, but costs 4x phone price" 9to5Mac 10:44 AM
  • "Apple HomeKit on the way to Netgear's wireless Arlo Pro camera" AppleInsider 10:28 AM
  • "Incognito mode spotted in YouTube app" Cult of Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Logitech Crayon now available to schools" 9to5Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Fortnite update brings customizable HUD, burst assault rifle" Cult of Mac 9:23 AM
  • "'Fortnite 4.2' Adds HUD Customization, a New Burst Assault Rifle, and the Return of Solid Gold Limited Time Mode" Touch Arcade 8:15 AM
  • "Strike: Free Kick Football released for iOS, Android and Facebook" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Maze Race Challenge new game for iOS, Android, Windows 10 PC & Xbox" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "TunesKit Released Video Cutter to Cut, Edit, Convert Videos Losslessly" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Google's AI-powered News app arrives on iOS" Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "The new AI-powered Google News app is now available for iOS" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Forget Windows; Microsoft is now all about the cloud: The OS is no longer the heart and soul of the company, and Microsoft knows it." Computerworld/A> 6:26 PM 6:26 PM
  • "Microsoft Plans Low-Cost Tablet Line to Rival iPad" Bloomberg 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Rumored To Launch $400 Surface Tablets To Take On Apple's $329 iPad" Redmond Pie 9:14 PM
  • "Microsoft reportedly working on $400 Surface tablets to compete with the iPad" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft is going to try to make a cheap Surface tablet... again/$400 Intel-powered device reported to be coming later this year." Ars Technica 11:29 AM
  • "How Microsoft's cheaper Surface tablet can beat the iPad: Microsoft is building a cheaper Surface tablet to compete against Apple's iPad, according to Bloomberg. Microsoft has tried this before — and failed. Here's what it needs to do to succeed." CNBC 10:16 AM
  • "Microsoft blocks the rollout of Windows 10 April 2018 Update to computers with problematic Intel SSDs" BetaNews 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Focuses on Malware Protection in Latest Windows 10 preview" Digital Trends 3:50 PM
  • "Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Insider Preview release all about fighting malware" Digital Trends 5:30 PM
  • "Lots of little Microsoft patches, but nothing for this month's big bugs — and no Previews" Computerworld 9:08 AM
  • "HP Inc.'s Revenue Growth Expected to Continue in Fiscal 2018" Market Realist 8:05 AM
  • "HP's EliteBooks get more portable and powerful than ever" [Video Report] CNET 8:04 AM
  • "HP polishes up its Envy laptops for spring 2018 - Video" CNET 8:04 AM
  • "Intel's First 10nm Cannon Lake CPU Confirmed" Forbes 7:58 AM
  • "Intel launches OpenVINO computer vision toolkit for edge computing" VentureBeat 9:16 AM
  • "Intel launches toolkit to bring computer vision to the edge: The OpenVINO toolkit should make it easy for developers to deploy AI models across a broad range of IoT devices." ZDNet 9:39 AM
  • "AMD Lands Another Exclusive Radeon GPU Brand: Meet MSI MECH" Forbes 7:32 AM
  • "AMD shares rise after analyst upgrades chipmaker due to Intel's manufacturing technology delay" CNBC 11:28 AM
  • "AMD's stock surges after analyst upgrades 2 months after turning bearish" MarketWatch 7:58 AM
  • "Oracle Buys Datascience to Boost Big-Data Analytics Offerings: The data analysis startup had raised more than $28 million in venture funding" [Paid Membership Required] 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle buys to boost big data analytics offerings" MarketWatch 7:42 AM
  • "Oracle acquires machine learning platform" VentureBeat 9:49 AM
  • "Cisco quarterly revenue rises 4.4 percent" Reuters 3:51 PM
  • "Cisco drops despite earnings beat: Cisco beat estimates on earnings and revenue, with guidance in line." CNBC 3:51 PM
  • "Cisco posts solid Q3 as it grows software business" ZDNet 3:56 PM
  • "Cisco shares fall after slight earnings beat, tepid outlook" MarketWatch 3:51 PM
  • "Cisco's tepid forecast clouds quarterly beat, shares fall" Reuters 9:01 PM
  • "Cisco Earnings: What to Watch/Networking-gear maker looks to show revenue growth wasn't a blip" [Paid Membership Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Cisco Systems Reports Earnings With Positive Charts But With Limited Upside" Seeking Alpha 9:49 AM
  • "Cisco Reports Earnings on Wednesday: What to Watch" RealMoney 7:42 AM
  • "Can Cisco Keep Up the Pace With Earnings?" 24/7 Wall St. 10:15 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple giants: Who bought, who sold" Apple 3.0 8:39 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks stage rebound as traders shake off rising bond yields: Russell 2000 closes at record" MarketWatch 3:54 PM
  • "Dow Closes Higher as Wall Street Weighs Rising Rates: The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all rose on Wednesday." TheStreet 3:54 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: US stock indexes close broadly higher" Associated Press 3:53 PM
  • "Technology, retailers help drive rebound in US stocks" Associated Press 3:53 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise, Led by Retailers: Macy's shares surge; Treasury yields remain near recent highs" [Paid Membership Required] 3:53 PM
  • "Asian markets close flat to lower amid new worries from North Korea: Japan snaps streak of economic growth, North Korea threatens to cancel summit" MarketWatch 8:44 AM
  • "European stocks seesaw as North Korea risks return: Italian stocks slide as leaked coalition draft show radical plans" MarketWatch 8:44 AM

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