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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's Tim Cook Has Billions of Reasons to Raise Money for the GOP"  The Intercept 8:19 AM
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The Committed Podcast on the iOSification of the Mac, and the macOSification of iOS" Kirkville 8:08 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
  • "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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  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Now There's an App That Reminds Us to Put Down Our Phones and Enhance Human Connections" PRNewswire 8:47 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
  • "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
  • "Lenovo HPC bounces back after IBM spinoff: High performance biz has grown... and customers.. well, they're a little different" The Register 7:09 AM
  • "Satya Nadella's rules for AI are more boring (and relevant) than Asimov's Three Laws" The Verge 7:29 AM
  • "Microsoft readies Windows 10 update, answers critics" Associated Press 7:43 AM
  • "Windows 10 Adoption Grows as Microsoft Promotes Operating System: Use increases 16.7% since May" [Paid Membership Required] 8:13 AM
  • "Windows 10 is now on over 350 million devices, free Anniversary Update coming on August 2" VentureBeat 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10: Anniversary Update to hit August 2; 350 million devices and counting" ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Says Year-Old Windows 10 Runs 350 Million Devices" Bloomberg 8:09 AM
  • "Employees name the best and worst things about working for Microsoft under Satya Nadella" Business Insider 7:31 AM
  • "AMD's Radeon RX 480 deserves the attention of the GPU mass market" VentureBeat 8:20 AM
  • "AMD's $200 Radeon RX 480 graphics cards make VR work on a¬†budget" VentureBeat 8:21 AM
  • "AMD's Radeon RX 480 is the new king of budget video cards" Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "China market: Subor Electronics teams up with AMD to develop VR gaming chip, says report" DigiTimes 7:38 AM
  • "Oracle pledges 'x86 economics' with new Sparc servers" IDG News Service 9:57 AM
  • "Oracle aims to broaden SPARC's reach via cloud service" ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Moody's assigns A1 rating to Oracle's senior unsecured note issuance; outlook changed to negative" Moody's 9:37 AM
  • "Cisco Buys CloudLock to Enhance Security Play" Investopedia 7:42 AM
  • "Brexit, schmexit: BT and Oracle join hands for a cloudy tryst" The Register 7:09 AM
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Industry News
  • "Dow surges 200 points as market tries to shake off Brexit fear: Rising oil prices and fading Brexit fears help boost stocks" MarketWatch 11:05 AM
  • "Stocks Trade at Session Highs in Day Two of Comeback Rally: Stocks add to big gains by midday Wednesday in day two of a post-Brexit comeback rally." TheStreet 11:05 AM
  • "Dow up 200 on Day 2 of 'Brexit' relief rally" USA Today 11:05 AM
  • "Wall St Cuts Some Brexit Losses as Fears Recede" Reuters 11:05 AM
  • "Global Markets Rise as Brexit Worries Ease: Fears that last week's U.K. vote could disrupt the world economy seem to have receded" [Paid Membership Required] 11:04 AM
  • "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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