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  • "5 Jaw-Dropping Graphs Detailing Apple Inc's March to $1 Trillion"  The Motley Fool 8:21 AM
  • "Overall Q1 US Smartphone Sales Dip 11% YoY, Apple Grows a Record 16% YoY"  Counterpoint Research 8:19 AM
  • "The Apple Watch has found a surprisingly useful home" ["Quartz spoke with airline attendants, bartenders, waiters, baristas, shop owners, and (very politely) TSA employees who all said the same thing: The Apple Watch keeps them in touch when they can't be on their phones at work."]  Quartz 8:21 AM
  • "Apple and Google's Quest to Quench Fake News"  Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:41 AM
  • "Apple Facing Sweaty Powerbeats Lawsuit: Battery life is poor, they fail to charge, eventually stop working, and sweat is thought to be the cause." PC Magazine 8:24 AM
  • "How to install macOS on a VM to run your 32 bit apps" iMore 8:26 AM
  • "How to find out where Apple stores your iCloud data (spoiler: you can't exactly)" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "How to Adjust Your Mac's Spelling Controls" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:53 AM
  • "Understanding Hidden Photos" MacMost 9:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "One of the first iPhone app companies is taking on the default Mac Mail client for heavy email users" Business Insider 8:53 AM
  • "Spark 2.0 brings an amazing collaborative experience for teams, continues to be a great personal email client" iDownload Blog 8:33 AM
  • "'Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia' Coming to Mac on Thursday, May 24" MacRumors 8:32 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "YouTube TV is the kind of cable-killing TV experience Apple promised us but failed to deliver, analysts say"  Business Insider 9:42 AM
  • "'Too inconvenient': Trump goes rogue on phone security" ["The president uses at least two iPhones, according to one of the officials. The phones — one capable only of making calls, the other equipped only with the Twitter app and preloaded with a handful of news sites — are issued by White House Information Technology and the White House Communications Agency, an office staffed by military personnel that oversees White House telecommunications."]  Politico 8:16 AM
  • "Trump uses iPhones for Twitter and voice calls, reportedly refuses security swap outs" AppleInsider 8:15 AM
  • "Starbucks's mobile payments system is so popular in the U.S., it has more users than Apple's or Google's: New estimates predict that it will stay that way." Recode 10:15 AM
  • "eMarketer: Apple Pay is No. 2" Apple 3.0 8:32 AM
  • "Starbucks' In-Store Mobile Payments Estimated to Be More Popular Than Apple Pay in U.S." MacRumors 10:16 AM
  • "LGBT activists are unhappy about Apple's location for new corporate hub" Cult of Mac 8:28 AM
  • "Hospital taps iPad-based language interpretation that takes half the time of phone calls" Healthcare IT News 8:53 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "School in China deploys AI and facial recognition to identify students not concentrating" V3 9:52 AM
  • "Sony buys controlling stake in EMI for $2.3B to become world's largest music publisher" AppleInsider 9:02 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 240: Still pretty appealing" iDownload Blog 8:27 AM
  • "Inside Consumer Reports: How iPhone, iPad, Mac, and HomePod testing is performed"  AppleInsider 9:41 AM
  • "'Apple to give Siri new voice at WWDC' – No. Old news." The Loop 8:32 AM
  • "We finally have evidence that iOS 12 will bring several Siri improvements" BGR 8:28 AM
  • "WWDC could see the arrival of a new Siri voice and a new HomePod" BetaNews 9:06 AM
  • "Apple granted patent for a physical activity and workout monitor" Apple World Today 8:03 AM
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  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:03 AM

  • "Hands on: Razer's Core X GPU enclosure is cheaper, bigger, and even works with Macs" PCWorld 8:15 AM
  • "Eve Button review: This programmable button puts you touch with your HomeKit tech" TechHive 8:15 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Spark 2 Hands-On: Email for Teams with App Integrations" MacStories 8:26 AM
  • "Gemini Photos Declutters Your Photo Library" MacStories 8:26 AM
  • "'Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms' Review - The Deepest Clicker Ever" Touch Arcade 10:30 AM
  • "How to find and quickly delete unused apps on iPhone" iDownload Blog 8:27 AM
  • "5 Reasons To Buy The OnePlus 6 Over Apple's iPhone X" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "Why YouTube Music Isn't a Threat to Spotify or Apple"  The Motley Fool 9:40 AM
  • "CMV: Apple should neither solicit nor accept tax incentives when building a new campus"  9to5Mac 9:02 AM
  • "iOS 11"s Worst Bugs of All Time" iDrop News 8:33 AM
  • "How controversial Theranos founder borrowed Steve Jobs' look"  Cult of Mac 8:28 AM
  • "Sticking with it: iPhone X sales have to disappoint eventually" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "It's time for the Apple Watch to get a watch face store/Commentary: All signs point to the Apple Watch getting more watch faces. Which would be, mostly, a very good thing."  CNET 8:13 AM
  • "Comment: If Samsung actually does adopt Google's Wear OS, is it even a good idea?" 9to5Google 10:30 AM
  • "The World of AI Is Still Taking Baby Steps" Tech.pinions 8:33 AM
  • "Comic: New Macbooks- Apple's Best Keyboard Ever?" iMore 8:33 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Gemini Photos uses machine learning to reduce iPhone clutter and save storage" 9to5Mac 10:00 AM
  • "This smart Tupperware connects to Alexa and warns you when food is about to go bad" The Verge 9:53 AM
  • "Coach Releases New Fashion Bands for Apple Watch" MacTrast 8:26 AM
  • "YubiKey's new iOS SDK lets developers bring hardware 2FA to their apps" The Next Web 8:23 AM
  • "You can now use YubiKey hardware keys to login to iPhone apps using NFC [Video] 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Razer announces entry-level eGPU enclosure with support for macOS [Video] 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Jabees Firefly Fast Charging TWS Earphone Headphone" Jabees 8:13 AM
  • "Synology's RT2600ac is a high-speed, feature packed alternative to Apple's AirPort products" Apple World Today 8:03 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Why Intel May Not Worry About the Latest Processor Bug: DealBook Briefing" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:48 AM
  • "Spectre isn't dead: Here are 2 new variants IT should patch against/These new vulnerabilities in the Spectre and Meltdown family-Speculative Store Bypass and Rogue System Register Read—require further microcode patching of CPUs." TechRepublic 7:52 AM
  • "Intel Finds New Spectre Derivative" Thurrott 7:56 AM
  • "Intel reveals another security flaw in its chips: Intel has promised that the patches would be rolled out broadly in the next few weeks." The Economic Times 7:56 AM
  • "Intel And Microsoft Disclose Latest Spectre-Style CPU Flaw, Official Fix Could Slow Some PCs" HotHardware 7:56 AM
  • "Intel details fourth Spectre-style CPU security flaw: There are fixes on the way, but it's still a headache." Engadget 7:08 AM
  • "Intel, AMD confirm new Spectre variants: SSB could potentially be used to exploit browsers' JIT JavaScript compilers" Computerworld New Zealand 7:08 AM
  • "Google And Microsoft Are Warning About A Troubling New Chip Bug—Here's What You Need To Know" Forbes 7:53 AM
  • "New Spectre variant 4: Our patches cause up to 8% performance hit, warns Intel" ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "Spectre Variant 4 disclosed, mitigations to result in another performance hit" Neowin 7:37 AM
  • "Micron, Intel Ship Industry's First Quad-Level Cell NAND SSD" eWeek 7:21 AM
  • "Intel's Powerful 8-core Mainstream Processor Appears in SISoftware Benchmarks" CDR Info 7:53 AM
  • "Intel and Micron launch QLC NAND memory to increase storage density: Bringing down the cost of high capacity SSDs" TechSpot 7:52 AM
  • "Sony is working with AMD's Ryzen CPU tech - and PS5 is the most likely target: PlayStation programmer improving Ryzen support on a key developer tool." Eurogamer 7:49 AM
  • "Microsoft also has an AI bot that makes phone calls to humans: Similar to Google Duplex, but only in China" The Verge 7:57 AM
  • "Dell-Icahn clash may reignite over VMware: Activist investor expects Dell to pay 'right price' for VMware in potential merger" Channelnomics 7:43 AM
  • "Oracle's Latest Acquisition Could Dim Cloudera's Dreams" Seeking Alpha 7:59 AM
  • "Razer says its new Blade is the world's smallest 15-inch gaming laptop" Neowin 7:37 AM
  • "Razer just unveiled the world's smallest 15.6-inch gaming laptop" BGR 8:03 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "What Apple's Stock Buyback Plan Should Tell You about the Future"  The Mac Observer 8:08 AM
  • "Apple bear makes the worst of a good thing" Apple 3.0 9:40 AM
Industry News
  • "Global Stocks Extend Gains as Trade Tensions Cool: Banking sector sends European stocks higher" [Paid Membership Required] 8:22 AM
  • "Nikkei pulls back from 3-month high as Asian markets dip" MarketWatch 8:23 AM
  • "U.K. stocks hang onto all-time high with BOE hearing in focus" MarketWatch 8:23 AM

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