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Weekend Highlights: With iOS extensions and opening core services to developers, Apple paves "the way for some major innovation in watchOS 3"; but The Motley Fool thinks "Apple is trying to make the Apple Watch all things to all people" and that's the wrong focus; Haje Jan Kamps at TechCrunch explains to Apple why the world is not ready to dump wired headphones for wireless; TidBITS reviews AFPS file system for macOS Sierra; Macworld explains PiP in Sierra, Jonny Evans and Macworld on using Siri in Sierra; Fortune frames Apple's cash horde as being enough "to buy the Big Three car companies"; warning to smartphone users that you could go temporarily blind using it in bed; say goodbye to Apple's Thunderbolt display, no replacement in the cards; Micro LED panels coming to Apple Watch according to DigiTimes; Starry Station Wi-Fi router brings simplicity to your home Wi-Fi needs; Brexit vote slams Apple stock today.

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  • "How the UK's Brexit vote to leave Europe affects Apple"  AppleInsider 6/25
  • "Apple's FaceTime subject of renewed VoIP patent infringement lawsuit" AppleInsider 6/25
  • "Ditching the iPhone headphone jack is annoying for everyone except Apple" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 6/25
  • "A ZFS developer's analysis of the good and bad in Apple's new APFS file system: Encryption options are great, but Apple's attitude on checksums is still funky."  Ars Technica 9:34 AM
  • "Apple Wins 3 Design Patents for OS X 'Spaces Bar' & More" Patently Apple 6/25
  • "Apple Details Differential Privacy In iOS 10 And macOS Sierra, Confirms It's Opt-In" Redmond Pie 6/25
  • "Apple starts test run of Safari 10: Seeds browser beta for Yosemite and El Capitan to devs; public preview should debut by mid-July" Computerworld 6/24
  • "Apple Releases Safari 10 Beta for OS X Yosemite & El Capitan" MacTrast 6/24
  • "What Apple's Forthcoming APFS File System Means to You" TidBITS 6/24
  • "iOS 10 and macOS Sierra: Networking for the modern Internet/Apple's high-level networking APIs can do a lot of the heavy lifting for you." Ars Technica 6/24
  • "How to use Picture in Picture in macOS Sierra" Macworld 6/24
  • "The essential guide to using Siri on a Sierra Mac" Computerworld 6/24
  • "How to use Siri on macOS Sierra: A look at using the Apple's virtual assistant on the Mac." Macworld 6/24
  • "How to remove a hard drive partition on your Mac" iMore 6/24
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Changes in iTunes 12.4/Can't figure out how to do what you want to do in iTunes? Kirk McElhearn can help." Macworld 6/24
  • "Launching apps in low resolution mode on Retina display Macs" iDownload Blog 6/24
  • "How to set up and use Bluetooth headphones on your Mac" iMore 6/24
  • "If you need to protect your files, the Doc(Protect) is in" Apple World Today 6/24
  • "This Mac, iPhone, And Watch App Checks Package Delivery Status" TeraTalks 6/24
  • "How To Add More Security And Control To The Mac's Built-in Firewall" BohemianBoomer 6/24
  • "How A Mac Can Chop Your Daily Commute" NoodleMac 6/24
  • "Someone at Apple Thinks that This Type of Display is Readable" Kirkville 6/25
  • "Why Apple's APFS won't last 30 years" ZDNet 6/24
  • "Why All The Mac And iPhone Notes Apps?" Mac360 6/24
Press Releases
  • "Point In Space Announces FileMaker Pro 15 Hosting Information" Point In Space 6/24
  • "MacPaw Gemini 2 + Mac" iLounge 6/24
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple wins 2 Design Patents for their Smart Battery Case" Patently Apple 6/25
  • "App Store outage for some users preventing logins, downloads & app updates" 9to5Mac 6/24
  • "Apple Has Enough Cash to Buy the Big Three Car Companies" Fortune 6/24
  • "Here's Why Apple Is Bringing Meditation To Your Wrist" BuzzFeed 6/24
  • "Apple drives wearables to $6 billion in first quarter sales" ReadWrite 6/24
  • "Using your iPhone in bed can make you go temporarily blind" Associated Press 6/24
  • "Don't buy these iPhone 7 clones, no matter how good they look" BGR 6/24
  • "Big Brexit winner is a British Apple and Intel supplier" MarketWatch 6/24
  • "Apple's CarPlay set to return in Honda's 2017 Accord next week" 9to5Mac 6/24
Non-Apple News
  • "A Father-Daughter Team Wants To Take On Uber With A Women-Only App" BuzzFeed 6/24
  • "Judge says the FBI can hack your computer without a warrant" Engadget 6/24
  • "What Brexit means for tech in Europe and the UK" The Next Web 6/24
  • "The Amazon Echo Is Winning the Race to a Screenless Future" Wired 6/24
  • "MGG 611: Troubleshoot & Resolve Your Mac & Apple Issues" The Mac Observer 11:30 AM
  • "Learn How to Make Your Mac Run More Smoothly with Joe Kissell's Latest Book, Speeding Up Your Mac" Kirkville 6/25
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 263 - Disco Stampede" Touch Arcade 6/24
  • "Apple discontinues the 27-inch Thunderbolt Display. What's next? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 43)" CNET 6/24
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-24: Goodbye Thunderbolt Display, Spinning off the Mac" The Mac Observer 6/24
  • "AltConf – Kelly Guimont Updates Us On App Camp For Girls" MacVoices 6/24
  • "AppleInsider podcast shares hands-on impressions of iOS 10, watchOS 3" AppleInsider 6/24
  • "iPhone 7 Leak Reveals Bigger Camera" Forbes 1:01 PM
  • "iPhone 7 Rumors: Next iPhone May Feature Bigger Camera While iPhone 7 Plus May Sport Dual-Lens Camera" Tech Times 12:49 PM
  • "Newest iPhone 7 leak reveals huge rear camera" SlashGear 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Discontinues Its Big Beautiful Thunderbolt Display" Gizmodo UK 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Makes Differential Privacy Feature In iOS 10 Opt-In" HotHardware 6/25
  • "New Rumor Corroborates Next-Gen Thunderbolt Display With Built-In GPU" Redmond Pie 6/25
  • "Apple to Drop Thunderbolt Monitor: 4K or 5K Replacement Coming?" eWeek 6/25
  • "New leaks show bigger lens opening on 'iPhone 7,' dual-lens camera on '7 Plus'"  AppleInsider 6/25
  • "iPhone 7 will get a larger camera, according to spy shot: And the headphone jack is here to stay, apparently" Engadget 6/25
  • "Latest round of leaked iPhone 7 photos show new (larger) cameras for both 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch models" 9to5Mac 6/25
  • "iPhone 7 Rumors: Bigger Camera? Maybe A Headphone Jack?" PC Magazine 6/25
  • "Apple Watch specs for the 2017 edition may feature a micro-LED display claims new report: The Apple Watch 2 slated for a September release will still bear an OLED display." International Business Times 6/25
  • "Apple Watch 2 could have a big surprise in store for your wallet" Digital Spy 6/25
  • "New Thunderbolt Display With Integrated GPU Still in the Works"  MacRumors 6/24
  • "Apple still working on next-gen external display with integrated graphics card - report" AppleInsider 6/24
  • "Apple monitor with integrated GPU still expected following discontinued Thunderbolt Display" 9to5Mac 6/24
  • "Thunderbolt Display With Integrated GPU Still In The Works" UberGizmo 6/24
  • "Apple pulls plug on Thunderbolt display: Apple has pulled the plug on its thousand-dollar Thunderbolt display, which was first introduced back in July 2011." ZDNet 6/24
  • "Apple retires the Thunderbolt Display without announcing a replacement: Apple tells users to look elsewhere instead of replacing the 5-year-old screen." Ars Technica 6/24
  • "Apple discontinuing Thunderbolt Display: The company said there were 'great' third-party options available" Computerworld 6/24
  • "Apple Removes Encryption From iOS 10 Kernel, Which Could Pay Off Big: Though Apple's move might seem to decrease iOS security at first, it will actually allow many more to try and poke holes in Apple's products—and Apple, in turn, can patch them up faster." PC Magazine 6/24
  • "Apple is leaving the iOS 10 kernel unencrypted... to increase security" BetaNews 6/24
  • "Apple developing Micro LED panels for Apple Watch, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 6/24
  • "2017 Apple Watch reportedly switching to Micro-LED screen technology, away from OLED panels" 9to5Mac 6/24
  • "Future Apple Watch may ditch OLED for micro-LED display" Pocketnow 6/24
  • "Apple may soon have an extra supplier of OLED displays for future iPhone: Sharp" 9to5Mac 6/24
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/24
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/24
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/24

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  • "RIP Thunderbolt Display: Here Are The Best Alternatives You Can Buy Now" Tech Times 6/25
  • "Bose Quiet Comfort 35s are the perfect wireless, noise cancelling headphones for the iPhone 7" 9to5Mac 6/25
  • "Review: DJI's Phantom 4 sets new standard for affordable drones" AppleInsider 6/25
  • "Apple iPad Pro review: The iPad you can do serious work on/The iPad has been reborn as a 12.9in tablet that's light, super-powerful and a surprisingly capable business device" Alphr 6/24
  • "Review: The Starry Station Wi-Fi router sticks with simplicity (+video)" Computerworld 6/24
  • "Twelve South's BookArc is a lightweight and stylish Apple notebook stand" iDownload Blog 6/24
  • "Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones review: Active noise cancellation with no strings attached" TechHive 6/24
  • "Review: Ten One Design's Clever 'Blockhead' Allows MacBook and iPad Chargers to Fit Behind Furniture" MacRumors 6/24
  • "Review: Zagg Slim Book for 9.7" iPad Pro" iLounge 6/24
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 10 Home App Takes HomeKit To The Next Level: Easy Control, Extra Convenience" Tech Times 6/25
  • "Inside the betas: iOS 10 Photos gets Advanced Computer Vision" iLounge 6/24
  • "Siri, artificial intelligence, and accessibility" iMore 6/24
  • "Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch gets new apps for Reminders, Home, Find My Friends & heart rate" AppleInsider 6/24
  • "watchOS 3 first look: A big roll in the right direction" iMore 6/24
  • "tvOS 10 Overview: Single Sign-On, Dark Mode, New Siri Abilities and More" MacRumors 6/24
  • "Video: See how Photos in iOS 10 can recognize faces, places and more" AppleInsider 6/24
  • "Koji Go review: Professional film color in a very basic iPhone app" Macworld 6/24
  • "How to use an Apple Pencil with Office 365's Ink feature on your iPad Pro: Office 365's new Ink feature works with the Apple Pencil so you can make quick markups on an iPad Pro. Learn how to get the most out of this handy feature." TechRepublic 6/24
  • "Control Your Apple TV from CiderTV's iPhone Widget" TidBITS 6/24
  • "List Of Secret USSD Codes To Unlock Hidden iPhone Settings" Redmond Pie 7:43 AM
  • "There's a Way to Reset Mac Firmware Passwords without Apple's Help: It's complicated and involves editing firmware code" Softpedia 6/25
  • "What is this 'Carrier Settings Update' on my iPhone, iPad? Getting a 'Carrier Settings Update' message on your iPhone or iPad, but not sure what it's all about? Read this FAQ to learn more." Recode 6/25
  • "Toddler-Proof Your iPhone With This Quick Trick" Time 6/24
  • "6 Ways to Explore Space With Apple TV" About Tech 6/24
  • "Why Apple is (probably) really killing the Thunderbolt display" The Next Web 1:01 PM
  • "Cutting the Cord: Apple TV shining brighter" USA Today 6/25
  • "My journey from small-town hick to Mac user: A Mac user confesses that it was not the computer that he fell in love with."  Ars Technica 6/25
  • "Troll machine: All bad advice, all the time/Should Apple divest the Mac? Put another way, should it take advice from the serially incorrect?" Macworld 6/25
  • "Apple Kills the Thunderbolt Display -Will the Mac Pro Be Next?" The Mac Observer 6/24
  • "Apple's 2017 Apple Watch may be the wearable we've all been waiting for" BGR 6/24
  • "Why the iPhone Will Not Switch From Lightning to USB-C" Daring Fireball 6/24
  • "Missing the Point on Removal of the iPhone Headphone Jack" Daring Fireball 6/24
  • "The simple reason Apple is getting rid of the iPhone's headphone port" Business Insider 6/24
  • "One simple reason why it's so important for Apple Pay to expand to websites" Business Insider 6/24
  • "The Switch to Intel" iMore 6/24
  • "Apple And The Storm Before The Calm" Mac360 6/24
  • "UK market waits on Apple price rises, as Apple focus shifts elsewhere" Apple Must 6/24
  • "If Apple is smart, it has a Thunderbolt Display replacement in the works" Apple World Today 6/24
  • "It's time for iPhone and iPad to get a Dark theme in iOS 10" iMore 6/24
  • "The hungry consumer and the software pivot" TechCrunch 7:42 AM
  • "New Directions: On the way to Desert Storm, U.S. troops stopped in California in order to buy consumer GPS units at local stores." [Paid Membership Required] 6/25
  • "UK to exit the EU: What are tech firms worried about?" ZDNet 6/24
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "LearnQuest is now an Apple Authorized Global Training Provider" Apple World Today 6/25
  • "Headphones Maker Skullcandy Agrees to Be Acquired by Incipio: Skullcandy will have a one month 'go-shop' period to look for higher offers" [Paid Membership Required] 6/24
  • "6 Great Display Choices for Your MacBook Pro and Mac Pro" The Mac Observer 6/24
  • "Coming June 25: Gene Steinberg meets Daniel Eran Dilger, of AppleInsider, and The Mac Observer's Bryan Chaffin, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 6/24
  • "Google Play Newsstand starts showing Accelerated Mobile Pages on Android and iOS" VentureBeat 6/24
  • "Yahoo Mail for iPhone picks up 'Undo send' button and more" iMore 6/24
  • "iPhone 6s New Plus Rear Camera Module - Reverse Costing Analysis Report - Research and Markets" PRNewswire 6/24
  • "The Original 'Plants vs Zombies' Has Been Removed From the App Store" Touch Arcade 6/24
  • "Official Twitter app will now show tweet feeds from specific locations" iMore 6/24
  • "The Helix Dock can eliminate cable clutter for Apple Watch users" Apple World Today 6/24
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Israel accelerator graduates raise $27 million83 companies have graduated from Microsoft's eight programs to date in Israel" The Times of Israel 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft to kill off Surface 3 in December" BetaNews 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft will stop making the Surface 3 by the end of the year" TechRadar UK 7:56 AM
  • "Is Microsoft Paying Too Much for LinkedIn? Some investors may think the deal is a steal. Others may believe Microsoft is overpaying." The Motley Fool 7:56 AM
  • "Surface 3 stocks dwindling as Microsoft plans system's demise: Hardware is getting old, but with no suitable processors, there's no way to update it." Ars Technica UK 6/25
  • "Microsoft Surface 3 prepares for the grave" TechnoBuffalo 6/25
  • "Microsoft Ending Surface 3 Production Later This Year, Is Surface 4 On The Horizon?" HotHardware 6/25
  • "Microsoft uses Project Centennial to offer some of its Win32 apps through the Windows Store" Neowin 6/25
  • "Edge Browser Power Results, Azure Data Protection: Microsoft Roundup/This week Microsoft touted the benefits of its Edge browser and added a mobile wallet feature to its Windows 10 Mobile platform. The company promised to protect data throughout its life cycle, from the point of creation, through the cloud, and onto your mobile device, with new features baked into its Azure offering." InformationWeek 6/25
  • "Intel Disrupted: Why large companies find it difficult to innovate, and what they can do about it" VentureBeat 6/25
  • "AMD Radeon RX 470 Detailed – Specs, Benchmarks, Performance & Pricing" TechFrag 6/25
  • "AMD Radeon RX 480 Pricing Likely to Increase in the UK After Leave Vote" TechFrag 6/25
  • "IBM Launches Watson Health Medical Imaging Collaborative" eWeek 6/25
  • "'Brexit' could halt the growth of California trade with Britain" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/25
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Everybody Hates Apple: but You: The prospects for growth this fiscal year are dimming, but 2017 could be a different story." The Motley Fool 1:01 PM
  • "Apple's stock drops in wake of Brexit vote" MarketWatch 6/24
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks slammed: CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on technology stocks feeling the pain of the Brexit-related sell-off." CNBC Videos 6/24
  • "U.S. stocks close sharply lower after Britain votes for Brexit: Nasdaq sees worst one-day percentage drop since August 2011" MarketWatch 6/24
  • "Dow Drops More Than 600 Points as 'Brexit' Shocker Slams Markets: A 'Brexit' shocker sent global equities, oil prices and currency markets into chaos Friday." TheStreet 6/24
  • "U.S. stocks hammered as Brexit shock rocks markets: The U.S. stock market suffered its worst drop in 10 months Friday as shock over the United Kingdom voters' move to exit the European Union and Prime Minister David Cameron's subsequent resignation announcement sent global markets into a tailspin." USA Today 6/24
  • "Brexit Roils Wall Street, Stocks Extend Global Selloff: A day after flirting with record levels, U.S equity markets on Friday extended a global-market meltdown after the United Kingdom, in a stunning decision, voted to sever its more than 40-year membership in the European Union." FOXBusiness 6/24
  • "Dow Industrials Tumble After 'Brexit' Vote: Stocks and pound tumble, while gold rallies after Britain votes to leave European Union" [Paid Membership Required] 6/24
  • "Asian markets plunge on Brexit; Nikkei has worst day in 5 years: Britain's vote to leave the European Union sent reverberations through Asian markets on Friday, where investors were the first to react as it became clear a shock result was in the offing." MarketWatch 6/24
  • "European stocks book worst session since 2008 on Brexit vote: European stocks posted their worst daily drop in nearly eight years Friday, after investors dumped risk assets following the U.K.'s historic referendum that left the country on course to leave the European Union." MarketWatch 6/24

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