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Friday Highlights: Sources inform the Wall Street Journal that Apple has begun talking with Jay Z about acquiring his Tidal music service; Micah Singleton at The Verge straddles the pro/con fence of the deal; Seeking Alpha calls the deal "savvy", but Leila Abboud thinks we should be afraid of it; Jonny Evans calls Apple "the music industry rest home"—more in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; also in the music news, Spotify looks to be "manufacturing an App Store antitrust issue", saying Apple's policies are causing them "grave harm", and company is using app rules as "weapons"; Dan Moren explains how Apple's new "OS's complete each other"; iMore looks at Apple's ongoing "commitment to accessibility"; Tim Cook joins Nike Board of Directors; Cydia shown running on iOS 10 by Pangu team suggesting jailbreak of 9.3.2 is on the table; might Apple Watch be Apple's next big thing?

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  • "Apple 'considering takeover' of Jay Z's streaming service Tidalbeat"  BBC 7:45 AM
  • "Why Apple buying Tidal makes sense: ... and why it doesn't"  The Verge 7:48 AM
  • "Apple's Music Business Has Hit an Inflection Point: Here's How" Market Realist 10:54 AM
  • "Spotify accuses Apple of using app rules as 'weapons'" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Spotify Accuses Apple of 'Grave Harm'" Investopedia 7:48 AM
  • "Spotify's concerns over Apple Music are obvious but it's just manufacturing an App Store antitrust issue"  Foss Patents 8:04 AM
  • "It's the ecosystem, stupid: Why Apple's latest OS's complete each other/With iOS 10, macOS Sierra, and watchOS 3, we've gone beyond the stage of Apple products simply working better with other Apple products, and more into them actively working together."  Macworld 7:55 AM
  • "When 'No Longer Available' strikes in iCloud Music Library" Macworld 7:55 AM
  • "How stickers and apps work in iMessage for iOS 10" iMore 7:52 AM
  • "How to transfer a video from OS X to iOS" Macworld 7:55 AM
  • "Tip: change your FaceTime ringtone on your Mac to match your iPhone or iPad" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
  • "How to enable the hidden Develop menu in Safari on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
  • "Fileloupe a solid companion app for the OS X Finder, Photos, iMovie, more" Apple World Today 7:54 AM
  • "The Mac's Best Personal Information Manager" Mac 360 8:12 AM
  • "How To Use All Mac Keyboard Shortcuts In Every App" TeraTalks 8:11 AM
  • "Lyn Is A Faster Way To Browse Photos And Images On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 7:38 AM
Press Releases
  • "Hide and view hidden files on Mac with Funter" prMac 7:49 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's continuing commitment to accessibility" iMore 8:35 AM
  • "You have to see Apple's spaceship-like campus — it has a 100,000-square-foot gym: New drone footage shows Apple campus as it nears completion" MarketWatch 11:19 AM
  • "Bon Iver frontman slams 'horrid' Apple Music" Cult of Mac 9:48 AM
  • "Bad month for Apple repairs as Tekserve to close, Louis Rossman videos likely to disappear" 9to5Mac 7:54 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook May Watch Nike Whiff on Huge 2020 Sales Goal: Nike is on track to miss its ambitious $50 billion 2020 sales target." TheStreet 7:48 AM
  • "NASA and Apple Music Team Up For Visions in Harmony" MacStories 8:03 AM
  • "Elizabeth Warren's epic 2015 political rant foreshadowed this year's populist anger: The Massachusetts Senator isn't shy about taking on big targets — be it Trump or tech." Recode 7:52 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Why AI's massive disruptions may be just what you're looking for" CBS News 10:54 AM
  • "The Coming Tech Referendum" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:48 AM
  • "CNET UK podcast 488: Android Nougat, suing Apple for billions and angering Adele" CNET 8:40 AM
  • "Text Messaging Creates Unique Brain Waves" Forbes 7:46 AM
  • "A brief history of the QWERTY keyboard: On July 1, 1874, the Remington typewriter hit the market, with the earliest version of what would become the keyboard layout we still use today." CNET 7:46 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks iOS 10, Thunderbolt displays, HomeKit, more" AppleInsider 7:54 AM
  • "IPhone 7 won't be game changer: Analyst" CNBC Videos 8:45 AM
  • "This is what a black iPhone 7 would look like" Tech Insider 8:40 AM
  • "Pangu shows Cydia running on iOS 10; reportedly hints at upcoming iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak" 9to5Mac 8:36 AM
  • "TSMC discloses NT$4.4 billion worth of facility construction for Nanjing site" DigiTimes 8:03 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM

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  • "The Corsair Gaming K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Keyboard Review" AnandTech 8:04 AM
  • "Foldio 2: Reasonably Priced Portable Lightbox and its iOS App" eXtensions 9:43 AM
  • "How Using an Ultrawide Monitor Boosted My Productivity (and Can Boost Yours)" Lifehacker 10:53 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple Music or Spotify — which is better?" iMore 9:48 AM
  • "BusyCal Updates Mac Calendar Alternative, Expands to iOS" TidBITS 10:55 AM
  • "Intuit QuickBooks Self-Employed (for iPhone)" PC Magazine 8:03 AM
  • "GoDaddy Bookkeeping Essentials (for iPhone)" PC Magazine 8:03 AM
  • "Heuristic Shakespeare - The Tempest (for iPad)" PC Magazine 8:03 AM
  • "Video: See how widgets in iOS 10 offer quick access to app data" AppleInsider 10:55 AM
  • "Does Playing Loud Music Kill Your Battery Faster?" Gizmodo 10:55 AM
  • "iOS 10 tidbit: managing read receipts on a per-conversation basis" iDownload Blog 10:54 AM
  • "10 ways to make your summer photos amazing" Macworld 7:55 AM
  • "Louis Rossmann, the guy who repairs Apple hardware, is under attack" Mac Kung Fu 11:25 AM
  • "Searching for a good reason to remove the headphone jack" Six Colors 10:57 AM
  • "Comment: Despite appearances, UK customers don't get a raw deal from Apple on product prices" 9to5Mac 8:40 AM
  • "Just How Big Is Apple's Watch Business?" Mac360 8:36 AM
  • "The New Way To Buy Apps" Mac360 8:11 AM
  • "Why Would Apple Music Buy Tidal?" Kirkville 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's 'next big thing' might already be here"  ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "With iPhone 7 Likely To Disappoint, This Fall Is Samsung's Time To Strike" Forbes 7:45 AM
  • "Is the 'rugged' Galaxy S7 Active worth the extra $100?" CIO 7:55 AM
  • "Tesla Autopilot Death a Stark Reminder that Autonomous Vehicles Are Still Early" The Mac Observer 7:17 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Sling TV Now Offers 'Orange' and 'Blue' Service Tiers, More Channels" MacTrast 10:58 AM
  • "Swiftpoint Launches Advanced Pivot, Tilt And Roll Gaming Mouse (For Desktop Power Users Too)" MacPrices 10:30 AM
  • "Beoplay H5 Wireless Earphones Bang & Olufsen" Wired 7:49 AM
  • "Hillarymoji is an iPhone keyboard for pantsuit-starved millennials" CNET 7:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Oracle ordered to pay $3bn to HPE in latest Itanium case twist" V3 9:07 AM
  • "HPE wins $3 billion in damages after Oracle withdrew products supporting Itanium" Neowin 9:07 AM
  • "Oracle told to pay HPE $3 billion for ditching Itanium servers" IT PRO 9:06 AM
  • "Oracle To Pay HP Enterprise $3 Billion In Damages After Losing Itanium Lawsuit" Tech Times 9:06 AM
  • "HPE wins $3 billion in a lawsuit against Oracle" InfoWorld 9:06 AM
  • "Oracle to Pay $3B for Hewlett-Packard Contract Breach" NBC News 9:06 AM
  • "Oracle ordered to pay $3bn to HPE over Itanium back stab" The Inquirer 9:00 AM
  • "Oracle owes HP $3 billion in damages for breach of contract, jury says" The Verge 9:00 AM
  • "Jury Slaps Oracle With $3B in Damages in HPE Itanium Case" eWeek 8:58 AM
  • "Oracle loses $3 billion verdict for ditching HP Itanium chip" Live Mint 8:58 AM
  • "Oracle ordered to pay HP $4bn in Itanium server suit: Software giant pledges to appeal." iTNews Australia 8:56 AM
  • "Oracle Should Pay $3 Billion to HP, Jury Says" Nasdaq 8:55 AM
  • "Jury awards HP $3 billion in damages from Oracle" Engadget 8:47 AM
  • "Microsoft's week: Windows 10 due 2 August, cross-platform .Net Core available" V3 9:55 AM
  • "Windows 10 Build 14379 arrives as Microsoft preps for impending Anniversary Update" The Inquirer 9:54 AM
  • "Rumors Suggest Microsoft Is Prepping An All-In-One Surface" Digital Trends 9:53 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update will start to roll out August 2" Pocketnow 9:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Offers System Reminder About Windows 10 Free Upgrade Expiration (KB3173040)" SuperSite for Windows 9:52 AM
  • "Cindy Rose named as Microsoft UK's next CEO, taking the seat in November" Windows Central 9:51 AM
  • "Microsoft names Cindy Rose as first first lady of UK ops" The Register 9:51 AM
  • "Microsoft nabs Vodafone executive to take over as UK CEO" V3 9:50 AM
  • "Xbox One to Get Background Music Feature with Windows 10 Anniversary Update" Segement Next 9:49 AM
  • "Both Windows 7 and Windows 10 usage increased in June 2016" WinBeta 9:47 AM
  • "Windows 10 Sets New Personal Best, Windows 7 Drops to All-Time Low in June" Softpedia 9:38 AM
  • "Win10, Surface, cloud: Microsoft's new global channel chief opens up" CRN 9:38 AM
  • "Microsoft's Biggest Ally Gives Up on Android for Windows 10" Softpedia 9:37 AM
  • "Finally: Starbucks App for Windows 10 Shipped to Store, to Launch Soon" Softpedia 9:37 AM
  • "Windows 10 Build 14379 Launches with Worthy Improvements" Softpedia 9:36 AM
  • "Dell reportedly paying $25m to appease disgruntled investor" CRN UK 9:26 AM
  • "IBM Watson joins Moonshot initiative to tackle US veteran cancer" Pharma Phorum 9:32 AM
  • "IBM breakthrough in polycarbonate recycling" Recycling 9:31 AM
  • "Dell waves goodbye to Android tablets, will focus on hybrid devices" BetaNews 9:27 AM
  • "Dell bets on Windows 2-in-1s, gives up on Android tablets" Hexus 9:27 AM
  • "Dell Steps Out Of Android Tablet Business, Discontinues OS Updates Too" Tech Times 9:27 AM
  • "Dell To Discontinue Android Tablets In Favor Of Windows 2-In-1 Devices" UberGizmo 9:26 AM
  • "Dell is killing its Venue Android tablet series to focus on Windows" TechShout 9:25 AM
  • "Dell gives up on Android-based Venue tabs to focus on Windows convertibles" Pocketnow 9:25 AM
  • "Dell gives up on Android tablets" Channel Eye 9:24 AM
  • "Dell Gives Up Android Venue Tablets For Windows" Nasdaq 9:24 AM
  • "Milestone Systems Enters Partnership with Dell" Comms Business 9:18 AM
  • "Dell abandons Android tablets in push towards Windows hybrids" phoneArena 9:17 AM
  • "BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye Team Up to Bring Autonomous Driving to Streets by 2021" CDR Info 9:13 AM
  • "BMW and Intel plan robot car production" BBC 9:13 AM
  • "Why Intel Got Inside BMW-Mobileye Deal" EE Times 9:13 AM
  • "BMW to develop driverless car technology with Intel, Mobileye" Reuters 9:13 AM
  • "BMW, Intel, and Mobileye will launch an autonomous car in five years" Ars Technica 9:12 AM
  • "Intel Refutes Claim That It Includes Backdoors in Its CPUs" Softpedia 9:12 AM
  • "Leaked slides show Nvidia GTX 1060; claim it's 'much faster' than AMD RX 480" Neowin 9:10 AM
  • "Nvidia Says New GeForce GTX 1060 Is Faster Than AMD's Radeon TX 480" CDR Info 9:09 AM
  • "AMD's 150W RX480 uses more than 150W, snubbing PCI-E specifications" Lazy Gamer 9:08 AM
  • "Cisco chasing HPE in cloud infrastructure market" CRN UK 8:41 AM
  • "Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 05, 2016" Nasdaq 8:40 AM
  • "Upskill U: Cisco on OpenStack's Approach to Video Delivery" Light Reading 8:40 AM
  • "Cisco, IBM To 'Infuse' Watson Into Cloud Collaboration Tools" TechWeekEurope 8:40 AM
  • "Swisscom taps Cisco to deliver 4KTV experiences for Euro 2016" Rapid TV News 8:38 AM
  • "Cisco takes deep breath, plunges into Puppet's DevOps pool" The Register 8:37 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "U.S. stock futures try to extend post-Brexit run to 4 days: U.S. stock futures struggled to maintain flight Friday, but were on pace to book a fourth straight gain as Wall Street erased the worst of its ugly losses in the aftermath of the U.K.'s surprising vote to leave the 28-member European trade bloc." MarketWatch 7:48 AM
  • "Stock Futures Fluctuate Ahead of July 4 Weekend: Stock futures fluctuated in what likely will be a quieter session ahead of the long Independence Day weekend." TheStreet 7:47 AM
  • "Stocks: 5 things to know before the open/A measure of calm has finally returned to global markets more than a week after British voters delivered a shocking referendum result that upended the country's existing political order and spooked investors." CNNMoney 7:47 AM
  • "Stock Futures Wobble Higher, Lower; Micron Tumbles: Stock futures toggled between narrow gains and losses in a blustery premarket session on Friday." Investor's Business Daily 7:45 AM
  • "The incredibly shrinking Brexit losses: Brexit was a real shocker. For two days, the U.S. stock market went down, with the broad Wilshire 5000 Total Market index tumbling 5.6%, a staggering paper loss of $1.4 trillion." USA Today 7:45 AM
  • "Oil Prices Fall on Demand Fears After Brexit Vote: Oil prices edged lower in volatile trade on Friday amid continued uncertainty about the impact of the Brexit referendum on crude demand." Dow Jones Newswire 7:43 AM
  • "Global Stocks Steady; Treasury Yield Nears Record Low: Global stocks were steady at the start of the third quarter while government bond yields touched record lows amid expectations that central banks would remain supportive following the U.K.'s vote to exit the European Union." [Paid Membership Required] 7:42 AM
  • "Asian markets end higher after BOE signals more easing: Asian stock markets rose Friday after Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney signaled a stronger possibility of a summer rate cut to support the U.K. economy in the wake of the country's vote last week to leave the European Union." MarketWatch 7:41 AM
  • "European stocks on track for weekly win despite Brexit tumult: European stocks wavered Friday, but the Stoxx Europe 600 was still looking at its best week in five after a stunning string of large swings after the U.K.'s Brexit vote." MarketWatch 7:40 AM

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