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Tuesday Highlights: As the US vs. China trade war amps up, CNBC sees Apple as "most at risk" given almost 20% revenue flows from China; Michael Simon thinks "Apple Music has tipped the streaming scale" with new release from Beyonce, Jay-Z; Jonny Evans interviews two leaders at Deloitte on Apple's healthcare records initiative; in Australia, Apple sees US $6.7 million fine for misleading customers—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Tim Cook in Ireland to open Cork expansion; Market Realist takes a look inside Apple's declaration of war on cryptocurrency world; T-Mobile, Sprint put forth case to FCC for merger; Facebook decides autoplay video ads need to be inside your private Messenger chats; rumors of iPhone X Plus surface; PCWorld reviews new TP-Link Deco M9 Plus mesh router setup; iDownload Blog goes hands-on with Animoji in iOS 12.

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  • "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
  • "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
  • "macOS Mojave Developer Beta 2 Download Released" OS X Daily 1:37 PM
  • "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
  • "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" 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's Latest Move in Its Push for Content: Apple has landed Oprah to produce shows for its streaming service" Market Realist 12:12 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
  • "iPod memorial earns one Reddit user a sweet surprise" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Premium 2018 'iPhone X Plus' expected to be just as popular as iPhone X" AppleInsider 7:48 AM
  • "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 tvOS 12: Over 20 new features for Apple TV" AppleInsider 11:17 AM
  • "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

  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Comic: Are Betas Safe to Install?" iMore 8:05 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "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 -" Business Wire 8:42 AM
  • "Complete Teardown Report of ams's Color Sensor for the Apple iPhone 8 -" 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
  • "Dow set for longest losing streak in 15 months: Dow turns negative for 2018" MarketWatch 12:37 PM
  • "Dow Tumbles 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 12:38 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" [Paid Membership Required] 12:39 PM
Industry News
  • "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
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
  • "Dow set for longest losing streak since March 2017 on latest volley of tariff threats: Dow threatens to turn negative for 2018" MarketWatch 8:34 AM
  • "Dow Drops Over 100 Points on Trade War Worries: The Dow and S&P 500 declined Monday as investors react to last week's escalation in the ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing." TheStreet 7:37 AM
  • "Stock futures dive as Trump threatens increased tit-for-tat tariffs" FOXBusiness 7:38 AM
  • "Dow posts triple-digit drop as trade war fears persist" FOXBusiness 7:38 AM
  • "Escalating Trade Threats Drag Global Shares Lower: Markets in Asia hit hard, futures put the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average on course for opening selloffs" [Paid Membership Required] 8:35 AM
  • "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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