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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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  • "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
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  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
Non-Apple News
  • "Six classic games are inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame" VentureBeat 10:22 AM
  • "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
  • "AirMap for iOS Lets Drone Pilots Easily Avoid ... Incidents" Wired 7:09 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
  • "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
  • "Online advertising has a dark side, but IT can shed some light" Computerworld 9:08 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
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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
  • "Apple (AAPL) Hits The Skids. Compared to the S&P 500 It May Be A Bargain." Forbes 7:06 AM
Industry News
  • "May 5 Premarket Briefing: 10 Things You Should Know" TheStreet 7:10 AM
  • "Stock Futures Climb as Crude Bounces Above $45" TheStreet 7:10 AM
  • "Investors blink as rally hits speed bump" USA Today 7:11 AM
  • "Global Stocks Inch Higher: Recovery in oil prices helps rekindle investors' appetite for risk" [Paid Membership Required] 7:11 AM
  • "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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