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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.

Friday 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?

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple is the big tech firm most at risk from a US-China trade war: China accounts for nearly 20 percent of Apple revenues and the company is arguably the most successful U.S. technology firm in China."  CNBC 8:44 AM
  • "Trump Trade Adviser Doesn't Know About an iPhone Trade Exemption"  Bloomberg 3:55 PM
  • "Xi Can Make Life Tough for U.S. Companies from Apple to Walmart" Bloomberg 3:55 PM
  • "Beyonce and Jay-Z's newest release shows how Apple Music has tipped the streaming scale"  Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "Deloitte: Apple's Health Records an 'inflection point' for healthcare"  Computerworld 8:26 AM
  • "Australian court fines Apple for misleading customers: Apple has been ordered to pay A$9m ($6.7m) in penalties in Australia for misleading customers with faulty iPhones in a ruling that the country's competition watchdog said showed multinationals would be held accountable for the actions of their local subsidiaries."  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:22 AM
  • "Apple slapped with $6.6M fine in Australia over bricked devices"  TechCrunch 7:56 AM
  • "Apple fined $6.6 million after iPhones and iPads stopped working because they had third-party parts" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Apple's streaming service might have a secret weapon to beat Netflix: Price" BGR 8:03 AM
  • "Tim Cook heads to Ireland after Apple's decision to cancel $1B data center in the country" 9to5Mac 5:33 PM
OS X
News
  • "macOS Mojave Developer Beta 2 Download Released" OS X Daily 1:37 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Google's Android Messages for web is here: This is how it lets you text from PCs, Macs" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "What you need to do when you inherit a Mac: Avoid a huge headache and do these things before you accept or buy a Mac from the estate of a deceased person." Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "How to prepare your Mac for the macOS Mojave public beta" iMore 8:03 AM
  • "Turn Your Mac into a Simple Sound Recorder" Lifehacker 10:43 AM
  • "How to keep all your private photos off iCloud: How do you keep your personal, intimate photos away from leaks and hacks? Don't leave them online!" iMore 9:53 AM
  • "How to update Flash on your Mac (if it's already installed)" iMore 8:05 AM
  • "How to Change a File Type's Default App in macOS" MacRumors 7:55 AM
  • "Pages Backgrounds" MacMost 9:02 AM
Op/Ed
  • "I Can't Believe Apple Made This" Gizmodo 1:40 PM
Press Releases
  • "Red Giant Releases Comprehensive Training Series for Trapcode Form 3" Red Giant 1:31 PM
  • "GRAPHISOFT Debuts ARCHICAD 22 at AIA National Conference" Architosh 11:38 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X 10.4 - How it Works Graphically Enhanced Manual Released" fcp.co 8:02 AM
  • "Product Builder 2.2.1 helps developers non using Xcode to submit to the App Store" Tension Software 9:59 AM
  • "Tension Software announces Geo WPS 1.1.3, using an alternative source to apple map database" Tension Software 7:13 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple chief Tim Cook condemns 'inhumane' US detention of children: Trump administration policy labelled 'inhumane' and 'heartbreaking'" Irish Times 11:40 AM
  • "Apple CEO to advocate end to 'inhumane' immigrant children separation: Irish Times" Reuters 11:40 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook calls for end to 'inhumane' separation of immigrant families: Apple's CEO says it's 'heartbreaking.'" CNET 1:36 PM
  • "Apple, Facebook, Google, Uber, And Other Tech Giants Speak Out Against Immigrant Family Separations" BuzzFeed 3:29 PM
  • "Apple's Latest Move in Its Push for Content: Apple has landed Oprah to produce shows for its streaming service" Market Realist 12:12 PM
  • "Apple orders 'Little America' series from Alan Yang, 'Big Sick' stars, and The Office's Lee Eisenberg" 9to5Mac 5:15 PM
  • "Here are all of the future TV shows that Apple has signed deals for" AppleInsider 5:14 PM
  • "Google's WearOS battle with Android to hand smartwatch crown to Apple's watchOS: Google's WearOS will do well in the smartwatch market, but will trail Apple's watchOS largely because wearable makers will opt for Android and do their own customization." ZDNet 2:38 PM
  • "Inside Apple's Own War with the Cryptocurrency World"  Market Realist 8:21 AM
  • "Smartphones and Tablets Might Be Hurting Kids' Hearing, but No One Knows for Sure"  Gizmodo UK 8:03 AM
  • "Burglars swipe $100K in Apple products from Best Buy without touching floor" New York Post 1:35 PM
  • "Thieves make off with $100k worth of Apple products after rappelling through Best Buy roof" 9to5Mac 9:22 PM
  • "iPod memorial earns one Reddit user a sweet surprise" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Honor 7C is here to become the king of the budget bracket" Mashable 3:46 PM
  • "Can Thousands of Smartphones Help Detect Cosmic Rays?" Gizmodo 3:30 PM
  • "Sony is blocking 'Fortnite' cross-play because of money, says former Sony boss" BGR 1:36 PM
  • "Sprint, T-Mobile merger will generate 5G powerhouse, cut costs for users" AppleInsider 1:35 PM
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint plead their case as FCC considers landmark merger" GeekWire 11:17 AM
  • "T-Mobile, Sprint ask FCC to approve merger" Axios 10:43 AM
  • "Smart Speakers are Popular, but Not for Controlling Connected Home Devices – IHS Markit Consumer Survey: A survey of consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany and Brazil reveals only 6 percent of consumers used a smart speaker to control other connected devices in their homes" IHS Markit 8:45 AM
  • "Motorola's been granted a patent for a foldable smartphone with a heating hinge" Canadian Reviewer 7:55 AM
  • "Google-free Android kit tipped to sell buckets" The Register 7:32 AM
  • "Google's Larry Page 'floored' an early investor when he predicted it could be twice as big as Yahoo before it even had a business model" Business Insider 7:19 AM
  • "Now Facebook is putting autoplay video ads inside Messenger/The big question: Do users want to see video ads next to their private messages?" Recode 7:15 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Macworld's July Digital Magazine: 20 Years of the iMac" Macworld 2:37 PM
  • "How We Aren't Using Smart Speakers, John's Hopes for New Macs -TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-19" The Mac Observer 1:30 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 244: Something to keep an eye on" iDownload Blog 8:02 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 60 – The Apps of WWDC 2018" MacStories 7:56 AM
  • "Voices in AI – Episode 51: A Conversation with Tim O'Reilly" Gigaom 7:18 AM
  • "Siri could help reduce distracted driving if it was used more often" The MT Show 7:13 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Premium 2018 'iPhone X Plus' expected to be just as popular as iPhone X" AppleInsider 7:48 AM
  • "New Hands-on Video Shows What 2018's New iPhones Might Look Like" iDrop News 3:41 PM
  • "What's New in iOS 12 Beta 2: Screen Time Updates, Battery Usage Tweaks and More" MacRumors 3:41 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 12 to Developers" MacRumors 1:42 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 12 beta 2: see what's new" iDownload Blog 1:42 PM
  • "iOS 12 Beta 2 Available to Download Now for iPhone and iPad Testing" OS X Daily 1:37 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 12 Developer beta 2" Apple Must 1:37 PM
  • "Everything new in iOS 12 beta 2 for iPhone and iPad" AppleInsider 6:06 PM
  • "Everything new in tvOS 12: Over 20 new features for Apple TV" AppleInsider 11:17 AM
  • "Apple Seeds watchOS 5 Beta 2 [Download] iClarified 2:37 PM
  • "Apple granted patent involving a user interface for a self-driving car" Apple World Today 7:55 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Discounted Apple Gear, and 7 Other Tech Deals of the Week" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:34 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "TP-Link Deco M9 Plus review: This mesh router doubles as a smart home hub/There's dedicated wireless backhaul along with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Bluetooth radios inside, but Z-Wave gets no love." PCWorld 7:42 AM
  • "Review: Focal Listen Wireless Chic On-Ear Headphones" iLounge 12:11 PM
  • "Amazon Kindle Oasis review: The best e-reader you can buy/The Kindle Oasis ups the ante for e-readers." Android Central 7:57 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, macOS 10.14 beta 2: here's what's new" SlashGear 9:08 PM
  • "29 Best iPhone X Optimized Apps" Tom's Guide 5:33 PM
  • "Video hands-on: introducing the new iOS 12 Animoji—ghost, koala, tiger & T-rex" iDownload Blog 9:53 AM
  • "Anchor Brings User-Friendly Podcasting to the iPad, Complete with Editing Tools" MacStories 10:44 AM
  • "'Suzy Cube' Review: This 3D Platformer Controls So Well, It's Probably Witchcraft – TouchArcade" Touch Arcade 3:29 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "watchOS 5: How to set Siri voice volume" 9to5Mac 8:00 PM
  • "iOS 12: How to use Podcasts chapters" 9to5Mac 3:46 PM
Tips
  • "How to understand the amazing new battery info in iOS 12" Cult of Mac 3:29 PM
  • "7+ HomePod tips everybody needs" Apple Must 10:36 AM
  • "Tip: Google Photos can find all the photos you've taken at 'work'" Android Police 7:57 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Is the App Store a monopoly? Top US court to decide long-running Apple case" TechRadar UK 9:08 PM
  • "Why Home Automation Adoption is Slow -And What Apple Can Do" The Mac Observer 3:53 PM
  • "How Will Apple Sell Its Original Video Content?" Daring Fireball 2:37 PM
  • "iPhone with USB-C: Here's why we want it—and probably won't get it/Commentary: 30-pin. Lightning. USB-C? Get your dongles ready." CNET 1:43 PM
  • "Free trials from Apple's perspective" The Loop 9:53 AM
  • "Video: Jony Ive's Favorite Color is Orange" 512 Pixels 9:53 AM
  • "Android is still an unsecure mess compared to the iPhone even when it's not on your phone" BGR 8:57 AM
  • "Oppo shows Apple how to eliminate iPhone's notch with style" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Apple v. Pepper: This is what makes it interesting/Does Apple have monopoly control of the App Store? Of course it does. That's not what this case is about."  Apple 3.0 7:56 AM
  • "Friends and enemies: Reacting to Apple's privacy stance" Macworld 7:48 AM
Non-Apple
  • "What Happens When Super Computing Super Powers Mine Crypto" The Mac Observer 12:01 PM
  • "Mechanical camera sliders are the best bad idea of 2018" The Verge 11:17 AM
  • "The regulatory mistakes that let Facebook and Google buy ad dominance" Axios 8:22 AM
  • "Google Podcasts app review" TechCrunch 10:39 AM
  • "Hands-On with Google Podcasts" Thurrott 8:16 AM
  • "The Man Who Saw the Dangers of Cambridge Analytica Years Ago" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:34 AM
  • "Even with the Pixel 3 on the horizon, the Pixel 2 is still worth getting" Android Central 7:15 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: Are Betas Safe to Install?" iMore 8:05 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Adobe Project Rush iMovie-Like Cross-Platform Video Editor Announced, Beta Signups Open" Redmond Pie 9:22 PM
  • "Ad-blocking Brave browser starts testing its own ads: Eventually, you'll get a share of the revenue from the online ads." CNET 3:29 PM
  • "Emulsio 3.0 Brings 4K Video Stabilization to iPhone/iPad & Support for 3rd Party Cameras." Creaceed 12:01 PM
  • "Umbra and City of Helsinki Partner to Stream Massive City Datasets to Mobile AR and VR" Architosh 11:38 AM
  • "Podcast platform Anchor launches iPad app with built-in clip editing, Drag and Drop" 9to5Mac 10:45 AM
  • "This iPhone Case Runs Android, Creating the Ultimate Dual OS Mashup" Android Central 10:44 AM
  • "Complete Teardown Report of Apple's iPhone X - Teardown and Identification of Key Components - ResearchAndMarkets.com" Business Wire 8:42 AM
  • "Complete Teardown Report of ams's Color Sensor for the Apple iPhone 8 - ResearchAndMarkets.com" Business Wire 8:42 AM
  • "Lightspeed Launches Integrated iOS Solution with Intuit QuickBooks Online and Planday" PRNewswire 8:42 AM
  • "Fleetsmith Gives Microsoft Office 365 Organizations A New Way to Manage and Secure Apple Devices" PRNewswire 8:42 AM
  • "Lexmark Introduces New Generation of A4 Color and Large Workgroup Monochrome Printers and MFPs" PRNewswire 8:42 AM
  • "'PUBG Mobile' Adds 'Fortnite' Battle Pass Like Royale Pass That Rewards You With Cosmetics as You Level Up and First Person Mode – TouchArcade" Touch Arcade 7:56 AM
  • "Adobe Scan iOS app can now scan business cards to Contacts with 99% accuracy" 9to5Mac 7:49 AM
  • "Apple Pay debuts in Poland with support for 8 banks" AppleInsider 7:48 AM
  • "If you schedule meetings or appointments, try WhenWorks free" Apple World Today 7:30 AM
Computer Industry
  • "More Nefarious Strain of Zacinlo Malware Infecting Windows 10 Machines" eWeek 6:57 AM
  • "Microsoft employees revolt over firm's 'proud support' of US ICE: Firm says it doesn't support the separation of immigrant parents from their children" The Inquirer 7:46 AM
  • "Adobe expands Microsoft partnership with PDF Services integration" ZDNet 7:04 AM
  • "Microsoft distances itself from US border row after boasting of work with government" Telegraph 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows Server 2019 and SDK Preview build 17692" Neowin 1:37 PM
  • "Microsoft announces Windows Admin Center Insider Preview 1806" Neowin 5:19 PM
  • "Microsoft's latest Windows Server 2019 test build includes first preview of Hyper-V 2019" ZDNet 9:21 PM
  • "Intel thanks AMD for its good-natured i7 8086 trolling with a little CPU sass of its own" PCGamesN 7:35 AM
  • "AMD offers winners of Intel's Core i7-8086K a Threadripper 1950X CPU instead: It's some solid trolling from Team Red" The Inquirer 7:05 AM
  • "Intel Reveals Plan to Enter Discrete GPU Market in 2020: Intel's graphics ambitions finally get a semi-concrete launch period." The Motley Fool 7:43 AM
  • "Facing Epyc Onslaught, Intel Will Aggressively Compete in Servers" ExtremeTech 7:36 AM
  • "HPE's Astra is the world's largest ARM-based supercomputer: And it's ARM-ed for crunching mind-boggling workloads" The Inquirer 12:45 PM
  • "Technology News, Analysis, Comments and Product Reviews for IT Professionals" ZDNet 7:39 PM
  • "IBM's Project Debater is an AI that's ready to argue: But it's really built to present unbiased arguments." Engadget 6:57 AM
  • "IBM Unveils System That 'Debates' With Humans" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:07 AM
  • "IBM's Project Debater holds its own against puny human arguments: 'The motion is, free coffee for all sentient robots'" The Inquirer 11:47 AM
  • "IBM's artificial intelligence machine now debates with humans: IBM's AI system Project Debater aims at helping people make evidence-based decisions when the answers aren't black-and-white" Live Mint 7:41 AM
  • "Who do YOU think wins? IBM's 'unsettling' AI supercomputer argues convincingly against humans in landmark debates between man and machine" Daily Mail (UK) 7:42 AM
  • "New IBM Product Can Debate Humans but Can't Turn Around the Company" 24/7 Wall St. 7:42 AM
  • "IBM's AI will debate until you learn your mistakes, feeble human" AI News 7:42 AM
  • "Project Debater: IBM builds robot that argues with humans/Public debate between AI and humans ends in draw" The Week UK 7:42 AM
  • "Cisco buys July Systems to bolster indoor location services" ZDNet 5:43 PM
  • "Huawei's New Front in the Global Technology Cold War: Australia" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:11 AM
  • "Lenovo bets big on liquid cooling going mainstream, launches Neptune" ZDNet 1:21 PM
  • "Micron says good times to continue for memory" ZDNet 9:08 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Can Apple, Inc.'s iPhone Segment Keep Up Its Momentum in Q3? Here's what to expect from Apple's biggest product segment this quarter." The Motley Fool 3:58 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow closes lower for a 6th straight session as tariff tantrum drags stock market lower: Dow turns negative for 2018, down 0.1% year to date" MarketWatch 5:20 PM
  • "Dow Dives Nearly 300 Points as Trump Ratchets Up China Trade Fight: U.S. stocks fall sharply on Tuesday after Donald Trump threatens to unleash a fresh round of tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods from China." TheStreet 5:21 PM
  • "US market overpriced? This Harvard economist thinks so" FOXBusiness 12:39 PM
  • "Escalating Trade Threats Slam Global Shares: Dow industrials drop sharply following selloff in Asian markets" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:21 PM
  • "Nikkei leads Asian markets to lower close amid U.S.-China trade tensions: Japan posts larger-than-expected trade deficit" MarketWatch 7:38 AM
  • "European stocks slide as U.S.-China trade tensions escalate" MarketWatch 7:39 AM

 
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