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Jury to decide Apple's $1 billion patent suit vs Samsung. Does Apple keep most of the money, a fraction of it, or none at all?

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Avoids Amazon's Beauty Contest, Searches Secretly for New Campus: Tech giants take starkly different paths in their searches for cities in which to build new corporate campuses"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:49 AM
  • "Apple's MacBook butterfly switch keyboards target of second class action complaint"  AppleInsider 8:06 AM
  • "Disgruntled users are suing Apple over its 'defective' MacBook keyboard" Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Why App Developers Want Free Trials on iOS: We'd all benefit if Apple added this feature."  Slate 8:35 AM
OS X
News
  • "Craig Federighi Says Apple Intends to Address APFS Support for Fusion Drives 'Very Soon'"  MacRumors 8:07 AM
  • "Apple promises APFS support for Fusion Drives soon" Cult of Mac 8:54 AM
  • "WWDC livestream will support Chrome and Firefox this year" Cult of Mac 9:34 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to control your Mac's thermals with the Macs Fan Control app" iMore 8:42 AM
  • "24 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need to know" Computerworld 8:35 AM
  • "Setting Mailbox Behaviors" MacMost 9:02 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Apple WWDC 2018 Press Invites Confirmed: iPhone, iPad, Software And What To Expect" Forbes 7:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "AgileBits releases all-new 1Password 7 for Mac, Windows version to follow" BetaNews 8:39 AM
  • "FL Studio's music-making software comes to the Mac" Engadget 7:45 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Study says iPhone X satisfaction rating is lower than other iPhones – and several Android phones" BGR 8:34 AM
  • "FBI admits over-counting locked iPhones and other mobiles" BBC 7:48 AM
  • "The FBI inflated the number of encrypted phones linked to crime: 7,800 claimed devices turns out to be less than 2,000" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Taiwan smartphone sales dip in April" ["Apple was the top vendor in April in terms of shipment volume, accounting for a 22.6% share. Samsung Electronics ranked second with a 19.6% share, followed by Asustek Computer (10.5%), Oppo (10.3%), Sony Mobile Communications (8.4%) and HTC (7.2%)."] DigiTimes 9:25 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone beats smartphone industry trend in Taiwan" Apple Must 9:24 AM
  • "Foxconn to cut back initial investment in $10bn Wisconsin plant: Apple supplier opts for smaller displays amid large-panel glut from China" Nikkei 7:45 AM
  • "Foxconn's Wisconsin plant could make Apple iPhone and Mac displays after all" AppleInsider 9:33 AM
  • "Global Notebook Shipments for 1Q18 Declined by 1.4% Year-on-Year; Market Headwinds May Continue to Influence the Shipments for the Rest of Year, Says TrendForce" ["On the other hand, Apple will boost the shipments in the second half of this year, shipping only 2.89 million units in the first quarter, a year-on-year decline of 15.1%."] Business Wire 8:32 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Verizon Shows 5G Going the Distance" PC Magazine 9:34 AM
  • "Sony Thinks The PlayStation 4 Is Entering The Final Phase Of Its Life" Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "Scientists Are Using AI to Painstakingly Assemble Single Atoms" Wired 7:51 AM
  • "Congress Is About to Learn Just How Little Science Knows About Tech Addiction" Wired 7:51 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's worldwide apology tour for Facebook hits a snag in the EU: Turns out 'sorry' doesn't seem to work as much for the social network's chief anymore." CNET 7:57 AM
  • "Facebook now requires your Social Security number to buy political ads" CNNMoney 7:52 AM
  • "Facebook wants your naked photos to stop revenge porn" BBC 7:48 AM
  • "Mobile payment firms struggle to dethrone cash in Southeast Asia" Reuters 7:43 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Next Generation iPhone Chips Go Into Production"  Bloomberg 8:05 AM
  • "Apple's 7-nanometer A12 processors for 2018 iPhones reportedly start production" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "TSMC Starts Mass Production of A12 Processor for Next Generation iPhones [Report] iClarified 8:12 AM
  • "Apple launches new privacy portal, users can download a copy of everything Apple knows about them" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Apple is changing the process of downloading a copy of everything it knows about you" The Loop 8:40 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:44 AM

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Reviews
  • "Razer Core X eGPU review" Macworld 8:06 AM
  • "eGFX is a no-frills eGPU for use with (some) Macs running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4" Apple World Today 7:42 AM
  • "Review: Snap's Spectacles 2.0" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:52 AM
  • "Motiv Ring review: a stylish fitness tracker wrapped around your finger" Macworld 7:52 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Delete or Deactivate Your Apple ID Account and Data" MacRumors 9:39 AM
  • "How to dock, undock, split, and merge your iPad keyboard" iDownload Blog 8:40 AM
Tips
  • "How to Request a Copy of Your Apple ID Account Data" MacRumors 8:31 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Steve Jobs attributed his success to intuition — here's how to use yours" CNBC 9:33 AM
  • "No MacBook Air Updates Would Be WWDC's Biggest Gamble" Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "Big news about Apple, GDPR, and your privacy" iMore 8:43 AM
  • "I still don't think Apple will build a full-fledged 'Apple Car,' but...." Apple World Today 8:40 AM
  • "FBI accidentally inflated number of phones it can't unlock" Six Colors 8:40 AM
  • "Some Troubling Information About Consumer Reports' Product Testing" The Tech Night Owl 8:31 AM
  • "The pros and cons of Apple v. Amazon approaches to new campus locations" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Feature Request: Handoff for music between iOS devices, Macs and HomePods" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "iOS 12: Geeky features iOS needs" Macworld 8:06 AM
  • "Why tech titans should disrupt sleep next" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:53 AM
Non-Apple
  • "So Long, Glassholes: Wearables Aren't Science Projects Anymore" Wired 9:33 AM
  • "Here's why Google thinks doubters will love YouTube Music" Memeburn 8:40 AM
  • "The bad password habits we just can't break" BetaNews 8:40 AM
  • "Good News, Humans: AI Still Needs Us (for Now)/Companies developing AI and machine learning systems need to acknowledge that they're not infallible and remain 'teachable' via human intervention." PC Magazine 8:38 AM
  • "'Christ, this guy has the fate of European democracy in his hands': Lawmakers are worried Mark Zuckerberg still doesn't understand Facebook's massive power" Business Insider 8:50 AM
  • "Should Mark Zuckerberg be fired? Security professionals have their say" ZDNet 7:42 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The best puzzle games for iPhone and iPad" 148Apps 8:31 AM
  • "Google Maps can change the navigation arrow to car icons on iOS" Canadian Reviewer 8:31 AM
  • "Know Before You Go: An Insider's Guide to Photoshop World 2018" Layers Magazine 8:12 AM
  • "First-ever CMD-D|Down-Home Scripting Boot Camp Comes to Atlanta in Oct." prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Popular Note Taking App Agenda Comes to iOS" prMac 8:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Exclusive: IBM bringing 1,800 AI jobs to France" Axios 8:42 AM
  • "IBM announces new hiring in France as CEOs meet Macron" Reuters 7:43 AM
  • "IBM plans to hire 1,800 people in France for blockchain and AI" TechCrunch 8:08 AM
  • "IBM to add 1,800 new jobs in France in next two years" MarketWatch 8:04 AM
  • "IBM's Verifier inspects (and verifies) diamonds, pills and materials at the micron level" TechCrunch 8:08 AM
  • "IBM built a handheld counterfeit goods detector" Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft's AI bot writes poetry, hosts a TV show and can converse like a human in Mandarin" South China Morning Post 9:36 AM
  • "More evidence for Microsoft's foldable device found in the latest SDK" Neowin 9:35 AM
  • "New Windows 10 code may hint at upcoming Surface Phone" TechRadar UK 9:36 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise Stumbles Despite Decent Earnings Beat" 24/7 Wall St. 8:42 AM
  • "Cisco's Talos unit warns of potential cyber attack on Ukraine: Talos warns that at least 500,000 devices in 54 countries are infected with malware with code used in previous Ukraine attacks" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "Cisco unit Talos warns of cyberattack on a half-million devices in 54 countries" MarketWatch 8:55 AM
  • "Micron: The $10 Billion Shot Heard 'Round The World" Seeking Alpha 8:35 AM
  • "Graphene could be used to speed up data transmission" V3 8:38 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "President Trump Unexpectedly Made Tech Stocks Great Again" InvestorPlace 8:51 AM
  • "3 Things That Could Push Apple Stock to $200 and Beyond" The Motley Fool 9:32 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market set for lower open after Trump raises trade doubts: Investors also looking ahead to Fed minutes" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "Global shares fall amid worries over US-China trade, Koreas" Associated Press 8:57 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide as Trade Tensions Linger: Yield on 10-year Treasurys fall; industrial stocks have helped lead recent declines" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:57 AM
  • "Nikkei leads Asian-market losses as investors' geopolitical worries grow: Nikkei, Hang Seng fall more than 1%; Santos shares plunge in Australia" MarketWatch 8:56 AM
  • "European stocks fall from 4-month high after weak PMI numbers: Euro slides after PMIs raise concerns that recovery is slowing" MarketWatch 8:56 AM

 
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