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Tuesday Highlights: Tim Cook spoke at Startup Fest discussing a great many things including the "Holy Grail" for the Apple Watch, also continuing the theme that Apps are future of Television; additionally, Cook ruled "out Apple becoming a mobile carrier" as the company "lacks the expertise"; Bloomberg reporting of setback in India for Apple's retail stores; response extension granted to Apple, Verizon, AT&T in Voip-Pal's $7 billion lawsuit; if you haven't tripped out to iTune's visualizer recently, Kirk McElhearn has some advice; consumer group in Norway proves legal info on mobile apps may "take over 24 hours to read"; Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt admits to iPhone use, but actually prefers Samsung Galaxy; big news on the MacBook Pro front reveals new, thinner models coming sporting OLED with touch bar, and more—additional reports in our Hardware/Software section where Apple also has been granted a vehicle access control system patent, cellular MacBook, and more; Apple Watch credited with being only fitness tracker correctly focusing on active minutes in exercise as opposed to 10,000 steps/day.

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  • "Tim Cook speaks at Startup Fest in interview with Neelie Kroes, discusses app economy, coding in education, more"  9to5Mac 6:49 AM
  • "Apple's Cook Says Health Tracking Ripe for a 'New View'"  Bloomberg 11:54 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals the Apple Watch's 'holy grail'" Business Insider 11:55 AM
  • "Tim Cook admits 'prices are high' for iPhones in India" TechCrunch 7:07 AM
  • "Apple Said to Hit Setback in Push to Open Stores in India: Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook went to India last week to push his bestselling iPhones. The trip may not have paid off."  Bloomberg 11:56 AM
  • "Hearing on Galway Apple data centre under way" RTé 7:34 AM
  • " Inc. Agrees to Extension of Time for Apple, Verizon and AT&T to Respond to the Complaints in the $7 Billion Patent Infringement Lawsuits" Business Wire 8:04 AM
  • "How to trip out with the iTunes visualizer" Macworld 7:33 AM
  • "Chroma Mask allows you to shoot and mask continuously" IT.Enquirer 11:10 AM
  • "Benchmark test confirms fastest offload app is Hedge Premium" IT.Enquirer 6:42 AM
  • "Removing password protection from a PDF file on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:09 AM
  • "Try This Unique Mac Menubar Calculator That You've Likely Never Used" Mac360 7:52 AM
Press Releases
  • "Airfoil for Mac 5.1 Brings Many Improvements" Rogue Amoeba 11:42 AM
  • "Airmail adds smart folders and 'send later' to its Mac email app" The Next Web 7:10 AM
  • "Picture ++ is an OS X Photos extension, but is more useful standalone tool" Apple World Today 6:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook rules out Apple becoming a mobile carrier, saying it lacks the expertise" 9to5Mac 6:50 AM
  • "Tim Cook rules out an Apple mobile carrier" The Next Web 7:10 AM
  • "Apple wants to sell cheaper iPhones" BGR 7:02 AM
  • "The legal mumbo jumbo on popular mobile apps can take over 24 hours to read: A Norwegian consumer group is proving it by asking guests to read them out loud online" IDG News Service 7:06 AM
  • "Eric Schmidt says he uses an iPhone, but claims to prefer Samsung's Galaxy" AppleInsider 11:56 AM
  • "Asked for iTunes gift cards to pay IRS bill? Yep, that's a scam" Cult of Mac 7:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Pebble's Best Gadget Isn't a Watch—It's the Core, a Tiny Spotify Player" Wired 10:14 AM
  • "Google office in Paris is being raided for tax noncompliance, reports say" TechCrunch 7:54 AM
  • "Google's Paris HQ raided by French tax authorities" Engadget 7:54 AM
  • "Facebook says its Trending Topics picks weren't biased, but is fixing its policies anyway" The Next Web 7:10 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 136: Hey Siri, can you answer this?" iDownload Blog 7:09 AM
  • "Apple prepping thinner MacBook Pros with OLED screen above keyboard, Touch ID for Q4" 9to5Mac 6:48 AM
  • "Apple making major changes to the MacBook Pro in Q4, says report: The new line of MacBook Pros will reportedly have an OLED touchscreen in place of function keys, can be unlocked with Touch ID and feature Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports." CNET 6:50 AM
  • "Rumored Thinner, Lighter Apple MacBook Pro with OLED Touch Bar, Touch ID To Release Q4 2016" Forbes 6:53 AM
  • "The new MacBook Pro could feature a Touch ID sensor and an OLED mini screen" TechCrunch 6:57 AM
  • "Apple might put a touchscreen and Touch ID in MacBook Pros with rumored fall refresh" Macworld 11:54 AM
  • "MacBook Pros Will Reportedly Get an OLED Touchscreen Above the Keyboard" Gizmodo 11:55 AM
  • "New 13" MacBook to launch in Q3, end development of MacBook Air insider says" AppleInsider 7:02 AM
  • "No New MacBook Pro Until Fall, but it'll be Really Cool" The Mac Observer 11:10 AM
  • "iPhone 7: Leaked photos reveal details of Apple's next handset" Telegraph 7:06 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Project Titan: Apple is Granted Patent for Advanced Vehicle Access Control System" Patently Apple 7:06 AM
  • "Apple Granted an In-Air Hand Gesturing Patent for Controlling Future Macs & Apple TV" Patently Apple 7:34 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for a future Solar Power Accessory for all Portable Devices" Patently Apple 7:06 AM
  • "Patent Report: 'Minority Report'-type interface, a gesture-controlled Mac, more" Apple World Today 8:58 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:43 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:43 AM

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  • "Review: OtterBox uniVERSE iPhone case integrates popular accessories as modular components" 9to5Mac 11:42 AM
  • "Review: Promise Technology's 'Apollo' Offers Private Cloud Storage for the Whole Family" MacRumors 11:41 AM
  • "Promise Technology Apollo: Easy to use, low-cost personal cloud appliance and an Apple World Today Top Pick" Apple World Today 11:45 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Now you can run Windows 10 on an iPad Pro, Android" Computerworld 7:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Word Flow review: Software keyboard makes iPhone typing fun again" Macworld 6:48 AM
  • "'Phantom Of The Kill' Review - Emblem Envy" Touch Arcade 11:45 AM
  • "Watch Movies From Almost Any Media Server On Apple TV With Infuse" About 11:11 AM
  • "How to save webpages to iBooks on iOS" Cult of Mac 7:08 AM
  • "Tip: using emojis in iOS Spotlight Search" iDownload Blog 11:45 AM
  • "Can't remove your payment info from your Apple ID? Here's why" iDownload Blog 7:09 AM
  • "Simple iPhone Tips And Tricks: How To Free Up Precious Storage Easily" Tech Times 7:01 AM
  • "High-resolution renders show us what the iPhone 7 Plus will probably look like" BGR 11:55 AM
  • "Opinion: What can we expect from the 2016 MacBook Pro, and will it be worth the wait?" 9to5Mac 11:42 AM
  • "10,000 Steps A Day: The Wrong Wellness Incentive" ["But tying corporate wellness incentives to wearable technology metrics in their current form is bad for the individual. The reason is that nearly every fitness or activity tracker—with the exception of the Apple Watch activity tracker which centers on active minutes—prioritizes 10,000 daily steps as the primary norm."] Forbes 11:14 AM
  • "The New Church Of Apple" Mac360 8:59 AM
  • "Apple wants to radically transform the car industry" Apple Must 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Pandering For Fun And Profit" McSolo 7:56 AM
  • "Why we hate it when our favorite apps get a redesign: Instagram's new redesign is not getting many hearts. Here's the real reason why app makeovers always make us cringe." Macworld 7:33 AM
  • "Peak Smartphone in the US?" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:07 AM
  • "If you don't have anything nice to say: Don't drag Steve Jobs into it" Macworld 7:06 AM
  • "Why aren't we buying tablets anymore?" BetaNews 7:02 AM
  • "Is An LTE-Connected Apple Watch Coming This Fall? I'm Betting Yes." Fast Company 7:01 AM
  • "Hey Google, It's Time To Ship Something" PixoBebo 8:59 AM
  • "What Silicon Valley can do about cyber threats" TechCrunch 6:48 AM
  • "Comic: Doomed if you do, doomed if you don't" iMore 11:55 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Adonit Pixel offers 'pixelpoint precision' for the iPad family" iMore 12:04 PM
  • "Adonit launches new $79 Pixel stylus as worthy competitor to Apple Pencil, compatible with iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 11:55 AM
  • "Apple TV's Universal Search Now Supports NBC" iClarified 11:46 AM
  • "Apple TV's universal search feature picks up support for NBC shows" iDownload Blog 11:45 AM
  • "PAR Announces the Release of Brink POS® Software Version 3.6" ["Brink POS is certified with the Pax S300 integrated pin pad providing both contact and contactless EMV, as well as support for mobile payment using near field communication (NFC), such as Apple Pay."] Business Wire 8:03 AM
  • "Apriva Completes Additional EMV Certifications for iOS and Android" Business Wire 8:03 AM
  • "'s new Bluetooth earphones are vinyl-inspired Apple exclusives" The Verge 7:32 AM
  • "Parallels Access 3.1 adds full support for iPad Pro, 3D Touch and Android M" BetaNews 7:02 AM
  • "Bla Bla Box allows Children to Write, Read, Spell and Learn any Word" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "Pre-summer Update Modernizes Packing Pro, Adds Search & Sort to Catalog" prMac 7:00 AM
  • "Bedrock Code LLC releases BC Blackjack for iOS" prMac 7:00 AM
  • "Wrio's roomier keyboard app launches on Android, iOS" TechCrunch 6:59 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Updategate: Microsoft uses technique to lure you to Windows 10 from the 'X' button/Yes means yes. No means yes. Here means no. But only for eight hours. Possibly" The Inquirer 6:30 AM
  • "Upgradegate: Microsoft's Upgrade Deceptions Are Undermining Windows 10" Thurrott 8:02 AM
  • "Microsoft accused of Windows 10 upgrade 'nasty trick'" BBC 11:04 AM
  • "Got a problem with Windows 10? Microsoft wants to know about it: New app the Feedback Hub has been launched for users to tell Microsoft of issues and bugs with the operating system in the hope of making it better." 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Raspberry Pi 3D printing app" bit-tech 7:03 AM
  • "IBM turnaround continues with up to 14,000 jobs facing the axe: But tech giant also plans to hire more staff in response." ARN 7:02 AM
  • "IBM Applies Cloud, Watson, Research to Combat Zika Virus" eWeek 6:30 AM
  • "IBM Cloud Community Grid Project Targets Zika Virus" TechWeekEurope 7:01 AM
  • "IBM, Huawei, AMD, ARM And Qualcomm Unite On Data Centres" TechWeekEurope 7:01 AM
  • "IBM's Big Problem: It's Too Busy To Listen To Its Customers" Seeking Alpha 7:01 AM
  • "The $9 Billion Loss To Oracle Would Be Just The Start Of Software's Pain" Seeking Alpha 11:06 AM
  • "Oracle, Google Lay Out Closing Arguments in Copyright Trial" eWeek 6:30 AM
  • "Dell 43-inch Ultra HD 4K multiple input monitor pricing released: Dell's new 43-inch Ultra HD 4K multiple input monitor, designed for financial traders and software developers, has gone on sale." mybroadband 6:57 AM
  • "HP's Second-Quarter Earnings, Revenue Expected to Fall Amid Contraction in Personal Computers, Printing" Entertainment Weekly 6:58 AM
  • "Godavari Versus Carrizo: A 65 Watt Showdown/Considering generational performance improvements..." SemiAccurate 6:40 AM
  • "Intel cafeteria workers say bathroom visits restricted" USA Today 6:59 AM
  • "Intel Xeon E3-1200 and E3-1500 Processors Get Graphics Driver Build 4454The release now supports Graphics Virtualization Technology" Softpedia 6:59 AM
  • "Cray's latest supercomputer runs OpenStack and open source big data tools" TechCrunch 6:31 AM
  • "What Silicon Valley can do about cyber threats" TechCrunch 7:13 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple And Berkshire Hathaway: When Two Worlds Collide" Forbes 11:13 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks Soar as New Home Sales Crush Estimates: Stocks trade at session highs on Tuesday morning after new home sales crush estimates in April." TheStreet 9:38 AM
  • "Toll Brothers' 2Q Earnings Beat Estimates" FOXBusiness 9:39 AM
  • "Market Snapshot: Dow Rallies Nearly 200 Points As Banks, Tech Stocks March Higher" Nasdaq 9:39 AM
  • "Futures higher as investors weigh possible rate hike" USA Today 7:22 AM
  • "Global Stocks Broadly Higher, Reversing Early Losses: Banks, mining companies pull shares up as investors watch Eurozone meeting for talk on Greek debt relief" [Paid Membership Required] 7:22 AM
  • "Asia stocks retreat on weak commodity prices, uncertainty over Fed moves" MarketWatch 7:22 AM
  • "European stocks turn higher as euro falls, bank shares gain" MarketWatch 7:22 AM

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