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Wednesday Highlights: Naomi LaChance at The Intercept hypothesizes Tim Cook's fundraising breakfast for House Speaker Paul Ryan has something to do with Apple's billions in overseas cash; Neil Hughes sees iPhone at crossroads on its 9th birthday; Jon Markman at Forbes has a negative outlook on Apple's problems, arguing the company "is about to become a much less significant consumer electronics business"; 1992 drawing the "evidence" presented by man claiming he invented iPhone, and subject of multi-billion dollar lawsuit against Apple; a how-to from iDownload Blog for moving from Apple's Calendar to Google Calendar; Apple in top three of Universum's World's top 10 employers of 2016; iPhone 7 home button might be Force Touch suggest analysts; Tim Bajarin questions if we are entering "'Golden Era' in technology".

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  • "Apple Watch Is Already a $10 Billion Business"  Above Avalon 2:42 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Has Billions of Reasons to Raise Money for the GOP"  The Intercept 8:19 AM
  • "Apple: Micro LED Research Highlights A Fundamental Strategic Shift"  Seeking Alpha 12:04 PM
  • "On its 9th birthday, Apple's iPhone finds itself at a crossroads"  AppleInsider 8:32 AM
  • "Apple's Problems Are Worse Than You Think: Apple is about to become a much less significant consumer electronics business."  Forbes 7:39 AM
  • "Florida man sues Apple for $10 billion for 'stealing' his iPhone invention from 1992: He's also asking for 1.5 percent of all future iPhone sales—around $3.5 billion per year." Macworld 11:38 AM
  • "Man who claims he invented iPhone in 1992 sues Apple for $10bn" Telegraph 7:29 AM
  • "Apple sued for $10bn over claim of iPhone, iPad and iPod IP infringement" V3 8:00 AM
  • "Why Apple has not Entered the VR Scene Yet" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 8:25 AM
  • "Hillary Clinton's tech platform backs Apple positions on encryption, privacy, innovation, patents, education" AppleInsider 5:59 PM
  • "Elizabeth Warren accuses Apple of monopolistic-like actions, Spotify backs her up" 9to5Mac 6:21 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan Beta to Developers and Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 12:16 PM
  • "Apple Releases OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 Beta 4 to Developers" iClarified 12:16 PM
  • "Fire up the NetInstall Service: How to configure the NetInstall Service and start it up." Macworld 2:53 PM
  • "How to move your Calendar app events to Google Calendar" iDownload Blog 8:09 AM
  • "The easy way to share files between user accounts on a Mac" iDownload Blog 8:09 AM
  • "When sharing an Apple ID creates iMessage and text message confusion: A reader's family shares a single account, but wants to separate out messages. They can't." Macworld 7:39 AM
  • "Create a disk image for NetBoot and NetRestore: The next installment in our series on mastering the NetInstall Service for OS X Server." Macworld 7:38 AM
  • "How to Change Mac System Language via Command Line" OS X Daily 2:46 PM
  • "Numbers Conditional Highlighting Based On Other Cell Values" MacMost 9:20 AM
  • "Snag The Perfect Mac Screen Capture" Mac360 7:29 AM
  • "Use A Mac, Take A Break, Stay Healthy" TeraTalks 8:11 AM
  • "Why Use Indie Opera And Vivaldi Instead Of Safari, Chrome, and Firefox? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 2:34 PM
  • "Sierra and Gatekeeper Path Randomization" Rogue Amoeba 11:03 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cocktail 9.3.2 (El Capitan Edition) has been released." Maintain 9:20 AM
  • "String Replacer 1.3.1 to find and replace strings in multiple files" Tension Software 8:27 AM
  • "Focus Matrix, a smart personal organizer based on the so-called Eisenhower box." Xwavesoft 7:07 AM
  • "IrisVR releases Grasshopper Plugin for IrisVR Prospect VR Application" Architosh 7:07 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is bankrolling videos from stars like Drake, Taylor Swift, and Eminem" Business Insider 11:03 AM
  • "The original iPhone turns 9 today — here's what Apple's first prototypes looked like" Business Insider 12:01 PM
  • "The World's Top 10 Employers 2016" [Business: #1 Google #2 Apple / Engineering/IT: #3 Apple] Universum 8:49 AM
  • "Twitter Taps Former Apple Designer to Lead Charage Into VR" Digital Trends 7:58 AM
  • "How iOS 10 powers machine learning while protecting your privacy" Macworld 7:38 AM
  • "Sony's PlayStation 4 Sales Help Keep Profit Target Within Reach: Sony's image-sensor business hit by slowing iPhone sales" [Paid Membership Required] 7:24 AM
  • "Sony warns of image-sensor hit from slowdown in Apple's iPhone sales" Wall Street Journal 8:00 AM
  • "China's Increased App Monitoring Means More Scrutiny for Apple" MacTrast 11:03 AM
  • "When Apple turns an ad campaign into a local photography exhibition" iDownload Blog 8:09 AM
  • "Many Apple Watch Bands and Bundles Currently Listed as 'Sold Out'" MacRumors 11:37 AM
  • "Apple's Website Has Hidden Easter Egg to Celebrate Euro 2016" MacRumors 9:53 AM
  • "2 Ways Google Is Going After Facebook and Apple This Year: Google is taking on Facebook's Live videos and may be creeping into Apple's smartphone hardware territory." The Motley Fool 8:01 AM
  • "10 facts about the Apple-1, the machine that made computing history" CNET 7:24 AM
  • "U.S. carriers enable free calls to Turkey following Istanbul terror attacks" iMore 7:49 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iPhone goes on sale for the first time" Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Seagate Technology to Cut About 3% of Its Workforce: Announcement follows disappointing quarterly results amid decline in data-storage market" [Paid Membership Required] 5:29 PM
  • "Fastest Internet in the Land? Move to DC" PC Magazine 2:53 PM
  • "Google Expands Ad Tracking, But Gives You More Control: Previously, Google served ads based on Google account activity; outside sites and apps were handled by cookies." PC Magazine 2:43 PM
  • "Experts: Symantec Security Flaw Is 'as Bad as it Gets'" PC Magazine 4:12 PM
  • "Nasty flaws in Symantec security tools expose millions of computers to hacking" IDG News Service 11:37 AM
  • "WiFi spec update promises to double your wireless speeds" Engadget 12:06 PM
  • "Public Wi-Fi is unsecure" BetaNews 11:35 AM
  • "Amazon Puts Out the Fire With Budget Phones for Prime Members" Wired 8:48 AM
  • "Why US tech giants are betting on Africa" The Next Web 8:25 AM
  • "Wi-Fi Alliance promises faster Wi-Fi in new products this year" The Verge 7:50 AM
  • "Akamai: Global average internet speed grew 23% to 6.3 Mbps, 8.5% of users now have broadband" VentureBeat 7:48 AM
  • "School Report: Are kids really any better than their parents with technology?" Stuff: New Zealand 7:36 AM
  • "The coolest PC case mods of 2016, according to Cooler Master: The results from the Case Mod World Series are in, so prepare to be wowed by the best in PC tower mods and scratch-built chassis." CNET 7:33 AM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-29: Apple's Camera Blocking Patent, iPhone Design Lawsuit" The Mac Observer 2:34 PM
  • "The MacJury Contemplates The Question of Apple Urgency" MacVoices 2:34 PM
  • "The Committed Podcast on the iOSification of the Mac, and the macOSification of iOS" Kirkville 8:08 AM
  • "Latest Weibo leak once again claims to show Lightning EarPod headphones for iPhone 7"  9to5Mac 11:28 AM
  • "Photographs of claimed Lightning-based EarPods leak on the web" iDownload Blog 11:36 AM
  • "Apple to ditch iPhone 7's home button in favor of Force Touch" Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
  • "iPhone 7 may see Force Touch replace the Home button" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "Analysts corroborate claim of alleged iPhone 7 Force Touch Home button" iDownload Blog 8:48 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 9.3.3 to Developers and Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 12:06 PM
  • "A Familiar Name Will Benefit from Apple's Move to AMOLED Technology for the 2017 iPhone" AppAdvice 2:53 PM
  • "Could Apple Release One Of These—External GPU Enclosure Anybody?" Architosh 7:07 AM
  • "Flexium expects sales rebound in July" ["Flexium is reportedly a supplier of Apple, and strong sales of the iPhone 6 series buoyed the FPCB supplier's sales and profit performance in 2015."] DigiTimes 9:57 AM
  • "Apple supplier Flexium expects sales rebound in July, likely tied to 'iPhone 7'" AppleInsider 9:57 AM
  • "Apple Patent Blocks Smartphone Recording, and it's Creepy" The Mac Observer 11:06 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:15 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:15 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:15 AM

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  • "Review: ClamCase ClamCase+ for iPad Air 2" iLounge 5:21 PM
  • "Review: Belkin's Base for Apple Pencil is a premium, inkwell-like stand for the iPad Pro stylus" 9to5Mac 2:53 PM
  • "Review: IK Multimedia iKlip A/V" iLounge 4:07 PM
  • "Mossberg: New Even earphones tune themselves to each individual's hearing/'Glasses for the ears' could benefit from switch to powered audio jack" The Verge 8:49 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Video: See the Apple Watch's new side button app dock in watchOS 3" AppleInsider 12:06 PM
  • "Third-Party Keyboards Give Mobile Users More Options" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:07 PM
  • "How to set up and use the News app for iPhone and iPad" iMore 2:42 PM
  • "How to Use Apple TV Remote App in tvOS 10" About Tech 12:01 PM
  • "How Digital Touch and handwriting work in iMessage for iOS 10" iMore 7:49 AM
  • "5 hidden iOS 10 features that are instant game changers" Macworld 8:25 AM
  • "CarPlay FAQ: Everything you need to know!" iMore 7:49 AM
  • "Review your entire Google life on this handy new page" Mashable 7:35 AM
  • "New Regulations Could Make Apple Part of China's Surveillance and Censorship Machine" The Mac Observer 4:16 PM
  • "Flashback: Here's what reviewers said about the original iPhone" BGR 3:50 PM
  • "Apple Owns Your Ears: Apple killed the boom box. Now it's going to kill the headphone jack and you know what? That's okay." PC Magazine 3:40 PM
  • "The ultimate Apple I/O death chart: All ports must die (except maybe the one)"  The Verge 2:45 PM
  • "My all-nighter with the first iPhone: Nine years ago phone history was made when the first iPhone went on sale. I was there to write the first CNET review." CNET 11:40 AM
  • "Here are the ten most underrated features in watchOS 3" iMore 9:57 AM
  • "Dumbest tutorial ever shows you how to turn an iPhone 6S into an 'iPhone 7'" Mashable 9:49 AM
  • "The iPhone 7 nightmare" BGR 9:37 AM
  • "WWDC: Why you'll use Apple's Breathe app" Computerworld 9:19 AM
  • "A little less color: Seeing Apple through color blind eyes" iMore 8:32 AM
  • "Are We about to Enter a New 'Golden Era' in Technology?" ["Of course, Bezos is not alone with this line of thinking about Artificial Intelligence and its impact. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are spending billions of dollars in research to create next generations of digital personal assistants and AI bots that will help automate a whole range of queries, tasks, and jobs."]  Tech.pinions 8:23 AM
  • "What Amazon Does Much Better Than Apple" NoodleMac 8:15 AM
  • "2 Numbers That Ensure Apple's Future" Mac360 8:10 AM
  • "Will Apple Make an iPhone that Can't Take Pictures at Concerts? Nope." Kirkville 8:09 AM
  • "The craziest patent claim yet: $10B for child-like 'iPhone' sketches from 1992" 9to5Mac 7:50 AM
  • "Why Nest didn't build Google's competitor to the Amazon Echo: What happened to the consumer hardware arm of Google? It's complicated." Recode 5:20 PM
  • "Does Amazon own Seattle?" Bloomberg 3:51 PM
  • "Opinion: Brexit is tragic, but the UK's tech ecosystem is open for business" TechCrunch 2:46 PM
  • "Should driverless cars make ethical decisions?" CBS News 8:31 AM
  • "News From Google Should Scare Everyone" Mac360 8:25 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Available for iPhone, iPad" The Mac Observer 3:52 PM
  • "Google Keep update adds searchable auto-created topics to iOS & web app" 9to5Mac 3:52 PM
  • "Apple offering free download of sketching app Procreate via Apple Store app" 9to5Mac 3:50 PM
  • "Sioeye iPhone-connected sports camera streams live via LTE, includes 5GB free with T-Mobile" AppleInsider 3:44 PM
  • "Porsche expands Apple CarPlay support with 2017 Panamera" AppleInsider 2:47 PM
  • "The Mouse Pad Arm-Stand will make any chair feel like a proper desk" Coolest Gadgets 2:43 PM
  • "Western Digital Launches Worlds Fastest 256GB microSD Cards" MacPrices 2:34 PM
  • "Google Fit Gains a New Home Page and Workout Reminders" Digital Trends 11:40 AM
  • "Cirrus Logic announces dev kit for building Apple's MFi Lightning headphones ahead of iPhone 7" 9to5Mac 11:37 AM
  • "Yahoo Sports app for iOS gets a redesign w/ new features for news, scores & video" 9to5Mac 11:36 AM
  • "Now There's an App That Reminds Us to Put Down Our Phones and Enhance Human Connections" PRNewswire 8:47 AM
  • "Heavy Metal Tennis Training - An 8-Bit Game for iOS and Android" prMac 11:37 AM
  • "ZuumSpeed - The most personalized speedometer + HUD" prMac 8:31 AM
  • "This App Compresses 7GB of Photos to 1GB" Apple Gazette 8:20 AM
  • "Pinterest Launches Visual Search Shopping Feature" Digital Trends 7:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Why IBM and Amazon Invested Billions in the UK" Market Realist 11:40 AM
  • "IBM's Watson may provide a shortcut to treating cancer: IBM will provide its cognitive computer system to oncologists to get through the tedium of identifying mutations in DNA and finding specific treatments." CNET 7:29 AM
  • "IBM Donates Use Of Watson To Veterans Health System As Part Of Biden's Cancer Moonshot" Forbes 7:10 AM
  • "VA Using IBM's Watson for Cancer Research" PC Magazine 12:16 PM
  • "How IBM is making plastic less toxic" CNNMoney 2:47 PM
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Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stocks book 2-day gain as surge in oil, bank stocks trump Brexit fear: Rising oil prices and fading Brexit fears help boost stocks" MarketWatch 4:15 PM
  • "Stocks Halve Brexit Losses in Day Two of Rally: Wall Street enjoys another day in rally mode as bulls score post-Brexit deals." TheStreet 4:15 PM
  • "Day 2 of Brexit bounce: Dow climbs 285" USA Today 4:15 PM
  • "Wall St Notches Big Gains On Two Day Streak" Reuters 4:14 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rally Along With Global Markets as Brexit Worries Ease: Fears that last week's U.K. vote could disrupt the world economy seem to have receded" [Paid Membership Required] 4:14 PM
  • "Asian shares rise as Brexit worries recede: Nikkei up 1.6%" MarketWatch 8:37 AM
  • "European stocks rise again as risk appetite returns after Brexit vote: Travel shares hit by Istanbul terrorist attack" MarketWatch 8:35 AM

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