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Thursday Highlights: The mayor of Cupertino is persona non grata at Apple's campus, claims Apple is abusing the town "by not paying taxes"; Apple to fight loss of exclusive iPhone trademark in China all the way to country's highest court; John Gruber sees forthcoming Apple Music interface overhaul as a good test as to whether Apple will succeed in streamlining the interface, and in presenting the changes at WWDC; report finds almost half of OS X developers are eager to learn Swift; Los Angeles Police Department succeeds hacking "iPhone of slain wife of 'Shield' actor"; Canalys has Appe and Lenovo growing fast in top 10 smartphone vendors; Viv is the new AI from Siri's creators, coming next week; many experiencing search issues in both the Mac and iOS App Stores today; Apple patent application for fast Touch ID of iPhone 6s models; The Verge reviews the 2016 MacBook, and Dallas Morning News reviews the iPhone SE.

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  • "Apple & SAP Partner to Revolutionize Work on iPhone & iPad: Companies to Deliver New iOS Apps & SDK to Create Powerful, Native Enterprise Apps"  Apple 1:40 PM
  • "Apple, SAP to Cooperate on Workplace Apps: German software firm to create new software-development kit for iPhone, iPad operating system" [Paid Membership Required] 3:29 PM
  • "Apple Takes Another Step Into The Enterprise With SAP Partnership" Forbes 1:41 PM
  • "Apple ramps up business push for iPhones and iPads" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:12 PM
  • "SAP announces new partnership with Apple to expand iOS in the enterprise" TechCrunch 3:28 PM
  • "Apple, SAP forge enterprise app pact for iPhone, iPad" ZDNet 3:32 PM
  • "Here's why Apple's partnership with SAP is amazingly strategic and smart" Business Insider 3:23 PM
  • "Cupertino's mayor: Apple 'abuses us' by not paying taxes/Barry Chang is stuck between Apple on one side not paying for his infrastructure proposal and frustrated citizens on the other who see their roads too crowded"  The Guardian 7:32 AM
  • "Cupertino's mayor is furious at Apple: 'They abuse us'" Business Insider 10:04 AM
  • "Cupertino Mayor is Fed Up With Apple: 'They Abuse Us,' Chang Says" Digital Trends 1:36 PM
  • "Apple taking trademark dispute to China's highest court" CNBC Videos 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Music and Coherent Product Design and Marketing"  Daring Fireball 7:18 AM
  • "Just One Year In, Apple Music Is Already Getting A Big Reboot" Forbes 8:11 AM
  • "Apple: It's Not What Management Says, It's What They Do" Forbes 7:06 AM
  • "Immersion Corporation Reports First Quarter 2016 Results; Files Second Complaint Against Apple Inc., AT&T Inc., and AT&T Mobility LLC with U.S. International Trade Commission and in U.S. Federal District Court" Business Wire 7:21 PM
  • "Immersion Files Second Haptic Feedback Lawsuit Against Apple" MacRumors 7:21 PM
  • "Apple patches Xcode, fixes severe vulnerabilities" ZDNet 7:34 AM
  • "Apple patches vulnerable OS X Git version: A month and a half later, Apple imports Git patches for critical remote code execution flaws" IDG News Service 10:04 AM
  • "Nearly half of OS X devs want to learn Swift" BetaNews 7:28 AM
  • "Fixing a 'Login Keychain Password' Error in OSX" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:58 AM
  • "What to do if music, videos, and other content disappear after an iTunes update" iDownload Blog 7:23 AM
  • "'Apple ate my music!' Streaming jukebox wipes 122GB – including muso's original tracks" The Register 2:12 PM
  • "No, Apple Music is not deleting tracks off your hard drive —¬†unless you tell it to" iMore 1:33 PM
  • "FotoFuse review: Full-featured Mac photo collage maker limited by OS X sharing" Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "How to upload a photo from Photos for OS X to a website" Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "The power of OS X's menu bar: It's always there and it's often overlooked, but the menu bar is a very useful part of the Mac operating system." Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "How-To: Hide the menu bar in OS X [Video] 9to5Mac 12:07 PM
  • "How to Change Sudo Password Timeout in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 3:28 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro X Library sharing in a multi-user environment" 7:23 AM
  • "How to turn text into a spoken iTunes track" Cult of Mac 7:28 AM
  • "How To View And Analyze Network Traffic On Your Mac" McSolo 7:40 AM
  • "Why Your Mac's Calendar Needs A Calendar" Mac360 7:46 AM
  • "A Better Way To Manage Mac Archives" Mac 360 7:40 AM
  • "File2Folder for Mac OS X helps eliminate manual file sorting" Apple World Today 7:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "Free TableEdit for OS X – A Mac-like Spreadsheet" MacPrices 12:47 PM
  • "The first FCP Tour takes place in Madrid 6th May 2016" 8:24 AM
  • "Data Extractor 1.4.2 for OS X extracts data from files and collect them in exportable tables" Tension Software 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's CareKit helps healthcare apps step up their game"  ReadWrite 2:12 PM
  • "LAPD hacked into iPhone of slain wife of 'Shield' actor, documents show" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:16 AM
  • "LAPD cracks locked iPhone in murder case: In the latest case of law enforcement taking on smartphone security, cops have hacked an iPhone crucial to the trial of 'The Shield' star Michael Jace." CNET 7:11 AM
  • "LAPD successfully hacked a locked iPhone 5s during time FBI said it couldn't access 5c" 9to5Mac 7:16 AM
  • "LAPD cracks iPhone 5S in murder case, but it probably wasn't encrypted" AppleInsider 9:04 AM
  • "Expert helped Los Angeles police hack Apple iPhone: court records" Reuters 7:11 PM
  • "Apple Petitions to Sell Refurbished iPhones in India: The tech company is looking to gain traction in a fast-growing, but not affluent, consumer market" [Paid Membership Required] 1:36 PM
  • "India market: Lenovo and Apple seeing fast growth among top-10 smartphone vendors, says Canalys" DigiTimes 7:22 AM
  • "iPhone enjoys massive growth in India in 2016" Cult of Mac 7:22 AM
  • "Hybrid Tablets Meet Rising Demand for a Single Device While Boosting Satisfaction, Says J. D. Power Tablet Study" ["Apple (830) ranks highest in overall satisfaction; performance is higher than the segment average in all factors except with cost."] J.D. Power 1:34 PM
  • "Latest Tim Cook charity auction raises $515,000 for RFK human rights campaign" 9to5Mac 3:24 PM
  • "Online Apple Store now has category for accessibility accessories, confirming earlier rumors" 9to5Mac 7:14 AM
  • "iPhone owners plagued by another iCloud phishing scam" Cult of Mac 7:22 AM
  • "Brand new 'Accessibility' section launches on Apple Online Store" iDownload Blog 8:38 AM
  • "Clever, funny ad for Apple Pay in Australia" The Loop 7:56 AM
  • "Siri creators to introduce new AI assistant 'Viv' next week" iDownload Blog 7:22 AM
  • "The makers of Siri are back with a new super-smart AI called Viv" Mashable 7:28 AM
  • "The creators of Apple's Siri have built a new personal assistant called 'Viv'" Business Insider 7:34 AM
  • "Siri vs. Viv: A battle of digital assistants?" CNBC Videos 10:03 AM
  • "Can You Spot All the Apple Gags in This Poster of a 1984 Macintosh?" Gizmodo 3:24 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook Has 50 Minutes of Your Time Each Day. It Wants More." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:11 PM
  • "Skin tracking is the latest zany attempt to solve smartwatch control" PCWorld 3:29 PM
  • "Six classic games are inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame" VentureBeat 10:22 AM
  • "All your passwords are pretty much useless (The 3:59, Ep. 40)" CNET 2:03 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Airplane Mode" The Loop 1:33 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-05: Dave's iPhone SE Surprise, LAPD iPhone Hack" The Mac Observer 12:51 PM
  • "App Store Experiencing Widespread Search Issues" MacRumors 7:12 AM
  • "Users around the world are reporting search problems with App Store and Mac App Store" iDownload Blog 8:11 AM
  • "Apple says App Store not working as expected" USA Today 10:23 AM
  • "Search glitches hit iOS and Mac App Stores, concealing major apps" AppleInsider 9:04 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 7 might have a headphone jack after all, claims latest leak" The Indian Express 7:24 AM
  • "Apple Tells Developers All Apps Must Support IPv6-Only Networking by June" MacTrast 7:32 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "The Secret behind the iPhone 6's Speedier Touch ID is revealed in Apple Patent" Patently Apple 7:19 AM
  • "Patent Report: Apple considers a true digital newspaper/magazine device" Apple World Today 8:24 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:56 AM
  • "9' iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:56 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:56 AM

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  • "MacBook 2016 review: all of the possibilities, all of the realities" The Verge 7:30 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Annotable Is the Most Versatile Image Annotation Tool for iOS Yet" MacStories 7:19 PM
  • "AirMap for iOS Lets Drone Pilots Easily Avoid ... Incidents" Wired 7:09 AM
  • "Cut the Cord Once and for All With the Apple TV: The fourth-generation device makes it easy to say goodbye to the cable company" AppAdvice 2:11 PM
  • "Enjoy Apple TV as Loud as You Want, Without Waking the Kids" AppAdvice 1:40 PM
  • "How to add songs to the Music app" iMore 11:38 AM
  • "How to stop your iPhone from automatically downloading app updates" iDownload Blog 7:23 AM
  • "How to find and share your location in Maps" iMore 7:19 AM
  • "7 Password Experts on How to Lock Down Your Online Security" Wired 7:09 AM
  • "How to free up storage space on your iPhone" Computerworld 6:56 AM
  • "Apple Watch iMessage Canned Responses Are Automatically Multilingual" The Mac Observer 6:41 PM
  • "Apple can be evil, too: Don't miss this tale of how it cleared a guy's music files" Salon 6:42 PM
  • "The Evolution Of Apple Through Their TV Commercials" Apple Gazette 3:28 PM
  • "Social Capital CEO: Tim Cook is 'lackluster,' like 'human Ambien'" CNBC 3:22 PM
  • "Why Apple might not find huge success in India" CNBC 1:36 PM
  • "LAPD hacks iPhone 5s, but how?" BetaNews 11:35 AM
  • "LAPD iPhone Hack isn't as Big a Deal as You Think" The Mac Observer 10:19 AM
  • "Viv, the spiritual successor to Siri, gets its first public demo on Monday" Six Colors 10:04 AM
  • "Piping those dreams: Android wins it all" Macworld 9:17 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone recycling robot Liam can't do it all" Cult of Mac 9:17 AM
  • "Warning! Apple Has Lost Control!" Mac360 8:25 AM
  • "Will Apple Music Be Able to Compete with SoundCloud Go?" Market Realist 8:19 AM
  • "Both Apple And China Have A China Problem" PixoBebo 8:12 AM
  • "The Future iPhone Is Just A Screen" Mac360 7:55 AM
  • "Apple's hometown is pretty pissed off that the company 'abuses' its dominant position" The Next Web 7:32 AM
  • "India Bans Second Hand iPhones, the Services Narrative, Hardware Maturity" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:18 AM
  • "iOS 10 Wishlist: Improved iCloud Drive and Document Picker" iPhone Hacks 6:56 AM
  • "I tried Fitbit for a month, and taking it off was the best decision I've made" Business Insider 1:41 PM
  • "Online advertising has a dark side, but IT can shed some light" Computerworld 9:08 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple should have thought of these magnetic Pencil sleeves" The Verge 2:03 PM
  • "Netflix for iOS now lets you limit how much of your data plan it eats up" The Next Web 10:04 AM
  • "TimePorter is a great accessory for road warriors with an Apple Watch" Apple World Today 7:30 AM
  • "IBM teams up with Bausch + Lomb on iOS app for cataract surgeons" ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "Bausch + Lomb and IBM Collaborate on Innovative App for iPhone and iPad for Cataract Surgeons on IBM Cloud" PRNewswire 7:22 AM
  • "Announcing Launcher v2.0 for iOS - Now with Multiple Widgets" prMac 1:33 PM
  • "Guru Arcade releases Pop Rocket Rescue - Interplanetary Stacking Puzzler" prMac 1:33 PM
  • "Lumy 2, A Simple App That Helps You Take Beautiful Photographs" prMac 9:24 AM
  • "DEVART Launches Snaptric - Group Photo Editor for iPhone" prMac 8:52 AM
  • "ETFE Solar Panels Now Available to Power Apple Equipment On The Move" prMac 7:12 AM
  • "DELVE Search - Inventing New Ways to Search the Internet" prMac 7:12 AM
  • "Skyjet's Next-Generation App Enables Instant Booking of Private Jets" prMac 7:12 AM
  • "Word Search Challenge for iOS takes the classic puzzle to a new level" prMac 7:12 AM
Computer Industry
  • "300 million machines are now running Windows 10" The Verge 11:13 AM
  • "Windows 10 Hits 300 Million Active Devices, Free Upgrade Still Ends July 29" Thurrott 11:14 AM
  • "Microsoft: Windows 10 upgrades will cost $119 starting July 30th" The Verge 11:13 AM
  • "Microsoft hits roadblock with upgrading some Windows Live Mail users to" ZDNet 12:12 PM
  • "Admins can no longer block access to the Store in Windows 10 Pro" Neowin 6:34 AM
  • "Microsoft's Cloud-Inspired SharePoint Server 2016 Debuts: Microsoft releases the latest version of SharePoint Server, vowing to keep updating the on-premises software for enterprises unwilling or incapable of migrating to the cloud." eWeek 6:35 AM
  • "Why Microsoft can't close AWS's $2bn revenue lead on Azure" ZDNet 6:48 AM
  • "Updategate: Microsoft suggests updating to Windows 10 to patch Windows 7/Borked your motherboard? Try this upgrade we've nagged you about repeatedly" The Inquirer 6:48 AM
  • "Ford and Microsoft just sunk $253 million into the tech industry's secret weapon" Business Insider 6:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Earnings: Another Buy Signal For Long-Term Investors" Seeking Alpha 9:35 AM
  • "Everything there is to know about Dell Technologies so far: Michael Dell and EMC executives gave the industry a glimpse into the new company at EMC World" CRN UK 7:04 AM
  • "Dell-EMC's New Name: Branding Blunder Or Brilliance? Dell's merger with storage giant EMC is designed to create a tech behemoth that can leverage the cloud, but will its new name create confusion in the tech market?" InformationWeek 12:14 PM
  • "EMC: Dell deal won't mean we have too many partners/Majority of EMC's EMEA business comes through just 10 per cent of its partners" CRN UK 7:04 AM
  • "HP Enterprise, Tsinghua create New H3C JV in China" Telecompaper 7:06 AM
  • "HP Gets Flexible With Skylake-Powered Pavilion x360 Laptops" TechWeekEurope 7:06 AM
  • "IBM Just Made a Powerful Research Tool Available to Everyone for Free" Time 6:37 AM
  • "Intel CEO Gets Influential Position As Regulators Tackle Drone Issues" Fortune 6:58 AM
  • "Intel begins consulting workers on separation programmes" SiliconRepublic 7:09 AM
  • "AMD's A10-7890K: Socket FM2+'s Final Flagship/AMD Breaks through the Teraflop barrier..." SemiAccurate 6:48 AM
  • "AMD Will Only Be Fabricating Octa-Core Dies For Zen x86 Processors – No Dual Core or Quad Core Flavors Initially" WCCF Tech 7:07 AM
  • "AMD Launches Range Of Budget Priced Radeon R3 SSDs" Game Debate 7:07 AM
  • "AMD lists refresh rate ranges of all FreeSync monitors available" Hexus 7:08 AM
  • "Little risk for Google in retrial vs Oracle over Android" Reuters 1:34 PM
  • "Daily Report: New York Searches for Its Anchor Tech Company" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:47 AM
  • "The Fall of Theranos and the Future of Science In Silicon Valley: The situation exposed weaknesses that might indicate a systemic problem" Time 6:47 AM
  • "It's an IoT world: The big shift to intelligent devices" ZDNet 12:13 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Inc.'s $250 Billion Love Note to Investors: Apple recently announced it was expanding its capital return program by $50 billion. The Motley Fool's Dylan Lewis and Nathan Hamilton explain why that's a good thing for investors." The Motley Fool 7:34 AM
  • "Why You Should Ignore Apple's Earnings-Per-Share Number" The Motley Fool 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Stock Could Sink Much Lower -- Plus Jim Cramer's View" TheStreet 8:20 AM
  • "Carl Icahn Bailed on Apple; Was He Right to Do So?" The Motley Fool 8:20 AM
  • "Unlike Carl Icahn, Main Street investors still love Apple stock" CNNMoney 7:11 AM
  • "Unlike Carl Icahn, Main Street investors still love Apple stock - May. 5, 2016" CNNMoney 12:07 PM
  • "Apple (AAPL) Hits The Skids. Compared to the S&P 500 It May Be A Bargain." Forbes 7:06 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Dow end little changed ahead of jobs report; Nasdaq logs a loss: Jobless claims miss expectations; L Brands, FitBit, SeaWorld, Tesla, Merck tumble on weak earnings" MarketWatch 7:29 PM
  • "Wall Street Endures Flux Ahead of April Jobs Report" TheStreet 3:20 PM
  • "Stocks blow early gains, end mixed" USA Today 3:20 PM
  • "Fading Oil Rally Keeps a Lid on U.S. Stocks: Investors have been cautious on risky assets for most of the week" [Paid Membership Required] 7:28 PM
  • "Asian stocks stymied by weak China services data" MarketWatch 7:12 AM
  • "European stocks break four-day losing run as oil prices rally" MarketWatch 7:12 AM

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