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  • "Samsung's profit may top Apple's for the first time ever: Samsung could soon unseat its biggest rival as the tech world's biggest money making machine."  CNNMoney 7:18 AM
  • "Samsung's quarterly profits (probably) beat AAPL for the first time, but not in mobile" 9to5Mac 7:14 AM
  • "Retail's Most Profitable Square Footage" ["With sales per square foot viewed as a major component of retail success, according to industry data provided by eMarkter, the #1 retailer in sales per square foot is Apple Inc., which did a staggering $5,546 per square foot. Having launched the first iPhone 10 years ago, it's speculated that this next milestone iteration of the iconic product could produce Apple's strongest sales to date."] PRNewswire 8:44 AM
  • "Trump Administration Tapping Tech CEOs for STEM Policy Approach: Apple's Tim Cook and Steve Jobs's widow among those consulted"  Bloomberg 7:07 AM
  • "Tim Cook and Other Leaders Contacted by Trump Administration for STEM Education Advice" MacRumors 7:08 AM
  • "Safari Technology Preview 36 for Mac Release Offers Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements" MacTrast 7:05 AM
  • "Apple's Photos App Has a Hidden Feature for Tweaking Adjustments Even More" Kirkville 7:14 AM
  • "10 Best Old Mac games: Revisiting the classics" Mac Gamer HQ 7:14 AM
Press Releases
  • "Adobe brilliantly reimagines the color picker as an artist's watercolor palette" The Next Web 7:33 AM
  • "Pubcoder 3 Released in Beta for Mac" prMac 7:07 AM
  • "ProtectStar Debuts Data Shredder for Mac 2017 - Military Grade Data Deletion for macOS" MacTrast 7:05 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's next iOS will make AR a legitimately cool thing"  Quartz 7:19 AM
  • "Latest ARKit demo app performs 16 weeks of hand-drawn animations in real-time [Video] 9to5Mac 7:14 AM
  • "Nokia profits surge after Apple deal and network gains" Reuters 8:01 AM
  • "Apple supplier Japan Display seeks $900m in bank aid" Nikkei 8:01 AM
  • "LCD Maker Japan Display Seeks Nearly $900 Million in Bank Loans Ahead of First iPhone With OLED Display" MacRumors 8:01 AM
  • "Foxconn invests in Wisconsin: Workers 'should be wary'" CNNMoney 8:01 AM
  • "Foxconn: A look at the manufacturing giant building $10 billion plant in the US" Associated Press 8:03 AM
  • "Donald Trump's Foxconn Coup" TheStreet 8:01 AM
  • "Foxconn Confirms TV Display Factory Coming to Wisconsin" The Mac Observer 8:46 AM
  • "Qualcomm fires back in Apple dispute over 'false allegations'" Mobile Europe 8:02 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Jeff Bezos is now the world's richest person, surpassing Bill Gates" The Verge 9:13 AM
  • "Google is killing a 7-year-old feature that gave instant search results while you typed" Business Insider 8:13 AM
  • "Google to combine YouTube Red and Play Music into new subscription service" iDownload Blog 7:57 AM
  • "Foxconn announces $10 billion LCD factory in Wisconsin" ["The Wisconsin plant and the upcoming ones are separate from the three big manufacturing plants that President Donald Trump said Tuesday Tim Cook had committed to build in the US."] iDownload Blog 7:47 AM
  • "Foxconn to build LCD plant in Wisconsin" DigiTimes 7:39 AM
  • "The one group that's really really sad about the death of Flash (hint: it's not Adobe)" Mashable 7:38 AM
  • "Secret Amazon team wants to fight Apple's health efforts" Cult of Mac 7:16 AM
  • "Amazon has a secret health care team called 1492 focused on medical records, virtual doc visits" CNBC 7:15 AM
  • "Android targeted by cyber arms merchants disguising military-grade malware as innocuous apps, warns Google" V3 7:14 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 2 will ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack and nobody seems to care" BGR 7:06 AM
  • "Over a million Americans quit Twitter in just three months: The company appears incapable of adding more users to its current base of 328 million." Engadget 7:05 AM
  • "Ray Robertson on the CMD-D Conference Scripting Bootcamp" MacVoices 7:51 AM
  • "#102 Long Distance: This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman."  Gimlet: Reply All 7:12 AM
  • "Meet the podcasters who call iCloud scammers just to talk: 'Once I said they were a scammer, they were like 'Yeah, okay.'" The Verge 7:16 AM
  • "The iPhone 8 will reportedly debut later than expected and in limited quantities" Business Insider 7:05 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Won't Be Available in White, May Not Have Touch ID [Report] iClarified 7:15 AM
  • "The One Thing Nobody Told You About The iPad Pro 10.5: Where To Find Its True Tone Sensors" Forbes 7:56 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple invention details AR mapping system for iPhone, head-mounted displays" AppleInsider 7:05 AM
  • "Apple Patent Reveals the Exciting Possibility of Augmented Reality Smartglasses" Patently Apple 7:19 AM
  • "Apple patent involves augmented reality uses for an iPhone" Apple World Today 7:48 AM
  • "Future Apple devices could theoretically sport vision-correcting displays" Apple World Today 7:16 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10' iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM

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  • "Apple 12-inch MacBook review (2016)" Macworld UK 8:00 AM
  • "Side-By-Side: Ultrawide Displays vs the LG 5K UltraFine" 7:15 AM
  • "Invoxia NVX 200 review: Turn your iPhone into a desk phone" Macworld 7:14 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 11 brings iPad multitasking improvements... and quirks" Macworld 7:05 AM
  • "The Beginner's Guide to Podcasts" Wired 8:50 AM
  • "How to unlock iPhone or iPad without pressing the Home button" Macworld UK 8:00 AM
  • "Is Apple solving the privacy and convenience puzzle?"  Computerworld 8:41 AM
  • "SIG: SIGGRAPH 2017 Shaping Up to be Big Show—Preview Talk" Architosh 7:43 AM
  • "Don't buy the 'disappointing iPhone 8 sales' hype, it's not true" Apple Must 7:39 AM
  • "The ultimate iPhone form: no openings, waterproof, unbreakable" Apple World Today 7:17 AM
  • "It's not out yet: Jumping the iPhone 8 gun" Macworld 7:05 AM
  • "Opinion: I'm not happy about the lack of a headphone jack on the Pixel 2, but I'll gladly live with it" 9to5Google 7:58 AM
  • "Did Samsung just say it's afraid of the iPhone 8?" BGR 7:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Does Google Home work with HomeKit?" iMore 8:50 AM
  • "Virtual Personal Assistants: Artificial Intelligence Enabled Smart Advisors & Intelligent Agent Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 - 2022 - Research and Markets" Business Wire 8:15 AM
  • "Brightpearl Introduces iOS Point of Sale Solution and Integration with PayPal Here" PRNewswire 8:15 AM
  • "Tell Your Story in One Tap with GoPro QuikStories: New GoPro App Pulls Footage from Your GoPro and Creates Awesome Videos, Automatically" PRNewswire 8:14 AM
  • "GoPro launches QuikStories automated video creation tool, rebrands GoPro app" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
  • "TransferWise links with Apple Pay globally" Reuters 8:14 AM
  • "This app turns your Mac or PC into a super-cheap Apple TV: Use the Reflector 2 app to view your phone's media on your Mac or PC." [Video] CNET 7:56 AM
  • "Notability Adds Checklists and GIFs" Macdrifter 7:14 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft adds Windows bounty program that tops out at $250,000" ZDNet 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft launches fresh Windows bug bounty program: There's gold in them there ills" The Inquirer 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft previews Azure Container Instances – with per-second billing: Easier containers on MS's cloud - but Linux-only for now" The Register 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 Insider Build allows users to link their Android phone and PC: Microsoft Windows 10 link feature was first showcased at Build 2017 in May. The new link feature will allow Build 16251 users to share a link from their mobile device directly to a Windows 10 PC." digit 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft plants beginnings of Android integration with new Windows Insider build: But it's like, sooooo boring" The Inquirer 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft updates PowerApps and Flow with a focus on deeper integrations and advanced workflows" TechCrunch 9:09 AM
  • "Intel Earnings: What to Watch/Intel faced the first meaningful competition in years in personal-computer chips during the last quarter" [Paid Membership Required] 7:18 AM
  • "How Intel Is Becoming A Diversified AI Player" Seeking Alpha 6:47 AM
  • "Intel is binning its Arduino 101 maker board and Curie module: Comes just weeks after firm scrapped its Joule, Galileo, and Edison lines" The Inquirer 6:56 AM
  • "Intel pulling the plug on Arduino and Curie" ITProPortal 7:17 AM
  • "Intel: Pre-Earnings Analysis And DCF Revision" Seeking Alpha 6:47 AM
  • "Meg Whitman steps down from HP Inc board" PC Retail 7:14 AM
  • "Meg Whitman steps down from HP Inc board as Uber rumours mount: Meg Whitman to remain as CEO of HPE" Computing 7:14 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200: True quad-core CPUs for just $130 and $110/Ryzen 3 competes with Intel i3—but don't forget it lacks an integrated GPU." Ars Technica 8:37 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3: A quad-core overlockable processor at a bargain price" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, 1950X Specs, Release Date: Revealed Packaging Hints AIO Liquid Cooler" The Science Times 7:15 AM
  • "AMD RX Vega Price Rumored To Be Around the $850 Mark" SegmentNext 7:16 AM
  • "IBM: The Incredible Shrinking IT Vendor" Seeking Alpha 7:17 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stock Futures Power Higher on Earnings Beat From Facebook" TheStreet 7:32 AM
  • "Amazon (AMZN) 2nd Quarter Earnings: What to Expect" Nasdaq 7:33 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Set for New Record Highs: Fed's statement damps expectations of rate increases" [Paid Membership Required] 7:33 AM
  • "Asia stocks broadly positive; Nikkei lifted by Nintendo" MarketWatch 7:33 AM
  • "European stocks search for direction in busy session for earnings" MarketWatch 7:34 AM

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