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Friday Highlights: With iOS extensions and opening core services to developers, Apple paves "the way for some major innovation in watchOS 3"; but The Motley Fool thinks "Apple is trying to make the Apple Watch all things to all people" and that's the wrong focus; Haje Jan Kamps at TechCrunch explains to Apple why the world is not ready to dump wired headphones for wireless; TidBITS reviews AFPS file system for macOS Sierra; Macworld explains PiP in Sierra, Jonny Evans and Macworld on using Siri in Sierra; Fortune frames Apple's cash horde as being enough "to buy the Big Three car companies"; warning to smartphone users that you could go temporarily blind using it in bed; say goodbye to Apple's Thunderbolt display, no replacement in the cards; Micro LED panels coming to Apple Watch according to DigiTimes; Starry Station Wi-Fi router brings simplicity to your home Wi-Fi needs; Brexit vote slams Apple stock today.

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  • "New iOS extensions stand to benefit Apple Watch: By opening up its core iOS services to third-party developers, Apple is paving the way for some major innovation in watchOS 3."  Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "The Biggest Flaw With Apple Watch Today: Apple is trying to make the Apple Watch all things to all people, but that's nearly impossible in the watch market."  The Motley Fool 7:57 AM
  • "The world isn't ready for only wireless headphones, Apple"  TechCrunch 7:57 AM
  • "Apple's History of Throwing Our Prized Accessories Into a River and Laughing" The Ringer 3:05 PM
  • "Does Lack of Innovation Matter for Apple?"  Investopedia 12:18 PM
  • "Apple, Home Depot Turn to Bloom Energy As Its Tech Advances: The company's fuel cells have landed at the space age Apple campus." ["The new project is smaller—less than half the size of the one in North Carolina—but it will help Apple create a microgrid, and run on local power if it disconnects from the greater power grid."] Fortune 12:20 PM
  • "Apple won't collect your data for its AI services unless you let it: 'Differential privacy' is Apple's way of collecting data without being totally creepy." Recode 12:55 PM
  • "Chinese Company Defends Case Against Apple: Shenzhen Baili's involved the design patents of the iPhone 6" [Paid Membership Required] 10:15 AM
  • "Apple starts test run of Safari 10: Seeds browser beta for Yosemite and El Capitan to devs; public preview should debut by mid-July" Computerworld 12:55 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari 10 Beta for OS X Yosemite & El Capitan" MacTrast 11:25 AM
  • "What Apple's Forthcoming APFS File System Means to You" TidBITS 10:15 AM
  • "iOS 10 and macOS Sierra: Networking for the modern Internet/Apple's high-level networking APIs can do a lot of the heavy lifting for you." Ars Technica 8:17 AM
  • "How to use Picture in Picture in macOS Sierra" Macworld 7:55 AM
  • "The essential guide to using Siri on a Sierra Mac" Computerworld 8:53 AM
  • "How to use Siri on macOS Sierra: A look at using the Apple's virtual assistant on the Mac." Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "How to remove a hard drive partition on your Mac" iMore 12:12 PM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Changes in iTunes 12.4/Can't figure out how to do what you want to do in iTunes? Kirk McElhearn can help." Macworld 7:58 AM
  • "Launching apps in low resolution mode on Retina display Macs" iDownload Blog 8:17 AM
  • "How to set up and use Bluetooth headphones on your Mac" iMore 8:17 AM
  • "OS X: Using Policy Banner for Custom Login Screens" The Mac Observer 8:15 AM
  • "If you need to protect your files, the Doc(Protect) is in" Apple World Today 8:01 AM
  • "This Mac, iPhone, And Watch App Checks Package Delivery Status" TeraTalks 8:20 AM
  • "How To Add More Security And Control To The Mac's Built-in Firewall" BohemianBoomer 8:00 AM
  • "How A Mac Can Chop Your Daily Commute" NoodleMac 8:00 AM
  • "Why Apple's APFS won't last 30 years" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "Why All The Mac And iPhone Notes Apps?" Mac360 7:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "Point In Space Announces FileMaker Pro 15 Hosting Information" Point In Space 3:10 PM
  • "MacPaw Gemini 2 + Mac" iLounge 2:30 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "App Store outage for some users preventing logins, downloads & app updates" 9to5Mac 5:03 PM
  • "Apple Has Enough Cash to Buy the Big Three Car Companies" Fortune 8:17 AM
  • "Here's Why Apple Is Bringing Meditation To Your Wrist" BuzzFeed 12:17 PM
  • "Apple drives wearables to $6 billion in first quarter sales" ReadWrite 3:05 PM
  • "Using your iPhone in bed can make you go temporarily blind" Associated Press 8:05 AM
  • "Don't buy these iPhone 7 clones, no matter how good they look" BGR 10:15 AM
  • "Big Brexit winner is a British Apple and Intel supplier" MarketWatch 12:19 PM
  • "Apple's CarPlay set to return in Honda's 2017 Accord next week" 9to5Mac 11:04 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Judge says the FBI can hack your computer without a warrant" Engadget 3:07 PM
  • "What Brexit means for tech in Europe and the UK" The Next Web 8:17 AM
  • "The Amazon Echo Is Winning the Race to a Screenless Future" Wired 8:10 AM
  • "Apple discontinues the 27-inch Thunderbolt Display. What's next? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 43)" CNET 6:26 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-24: Goodbye Thunderbolt Display, Spinning off the Mac" The Mac Observer 12:52 PM
  • "AltConf – Kelly Guimont Updates Us On App Camp For Girls" MacVoices 9:54 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast shares hands-on impressions of iOS 10, watchOS 3" AppleInsider 7:58 AM
  • "New Thunderbolt Display With Integrated GPU Still in the Works"  MacRumors 12:24 PM
  • "Apple still working on next-gen external display with integrated graphics card - report" AppleInsider 12:55 PM
  • "Apple monitor with integrated GPU still expected following discontinued Thunderbolt Display" 9to5Mac 1:02 PM
  • "Apple pulls plug on Thunderbolt display: Apple has pulled the plug on its thousand-dollar Thunderbolt display, which was first introduced back in July 2011." ZDNet 8:01 AM
  • "Apple retires the Thunderbolt Display without announcing a replacement: Apple tells users to look elsewhere instead of replacing the 5-year-old screen." Ars Technica 8:17 AM
  • "Apple discontinuing Thunderbolt Display: The company said there were 'great' third-party options available" Computerworld 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Removes Encryption From iOS 10 Kernel, Which Could Pay Off Big: Though Apple's move might seem to decrease iOS security at first, it will actually allow many more to try and poke holes in Apple's products—and Apple, in turn, can patch them up faster." PC Magazine 7:58 AM
  • "Apple is leaving the iOS 10 kernel unencrypted... to increase security" BetaNews 7:58 AM
  • "Apple developing Micro LED panels for Apple Watch, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 8:09 AM
  • "2017 Apple Watch reportedly switching to Micro-LED screen technology, away from OLED panels" 9to5Mac 11:04 AM
  • "Apple may soon have an extra supplier of OLED displays for future iPhone: Sharp" 9to5Mac 8:43 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:40 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:40 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:40 AM

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  • "Apple iPad Pro review: The iPad you can do serious work on/The iPad has been reborn as a 12.9in tablet that's light, super-powerful and a surprisingly capable business device" Alphr 12:25 PM
  • "Review: The Starry Station Wi-Fi router sticks with simplicity (+video)" Computerworld 8:04 AM
  • "Twelve South's BookArc is a lightweight and stylish Apple notebook stand" iDownload Blog 8:17 AM
  • "Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones review: Active noise cancellation with no strings attached" TechHive 7:43 AM
  • "Review: Ten One Design's Clever 'Blockhead' Allows MacBook and iPad Chargers to Fit Behind Furniture" MacRumors 3:06 PM
  • "Review: Zagg Slim Book for 9.7" iPad Pro" iLounge 9:34 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Inside the betas: iOS 10 Photos gets Advanced Computer Vision" iLounge 4:49 PM
  • "Siri, artificial intelligence, and accessibility" iMore 1:03 PM
  • "Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch gets new apps for Reminders, Home, Find My Friends & heart rate" AppleInsider 3:05 PM
  • "watchOS 3 first look: A big roll in the right direction" iMore 12:17 PM
  • "Video: See how Photos in iOS 10 can recognize faces, places and more" AppleInsider 11:03 AM
  • "Koji Go review: Professional film color in a very basic iPhone app" Macworld 8:44 AM
  • "How to use an Apple Pencil with Office 365's Ink feature on your iPad Pro: Office 365's new Ink feature works with the Apple Pencil so you can make quick markups on an iPad Pro. Learn how to get the most out of this handy feature." TechRepublic 12:25 PM
  • "Control Your Apple TV from CiderTV's iPhone Widget" TidBITS 11:09 AM
  • "Toddler-Proof Your iPhone With This Quick Trick" Time 3:10 PM
  • "6 Ways to Explore Space With Apple TV" About Tech 12:36 PM
  • "Apple Kills the Thunderbolt Display -Will the Mac Pro Be Next?" The Mac Observer 6:23 PM
  • "Apple's 2017 Apple Watch may be the wearable we've all been waiting for" BGR 6:23 PM
  • "Why the iPhone Will Not Switch From Lightning to USB-C" Daring Fireball 4:02 PM
  • "Missing the Point on Removal of the iPhone Headphone Jack" Daring Fireball 4:02 PM
  • "The simple reason Apple is getting rid of the iPhone's headphone port" Business Insider 2:30 PM
  • "One simple reason why it's so important for Apple Pay to expand to websites" Business Insider 12:16 PM
  • "The Switch to Intel" iMore 11:09 AM
  • "Apple And The Storm Before The Calm" Mac360 10:39 AM
  • "UK market waits on Apple price rises, as Apple focus shifts elsewhere" Apple Must 9:46 AM
  • "If Apple is smart, it has a Thunderbolt Display replacement in the works" Apple World Today 8:41 AM
  • "It's time for iPhone and iPad to get a Dark theme in iOS 10" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "Apple's next big thing? How about the Apple Hoverboard?" Apple World Today 7:39 AM
  • "UK to exit the EU: What are tech firms worried about?" ZDNet 8:01 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "6 Great Display Choices for Your MacBook Pro and Mac Pro" The Mac Observer 6:25 PM
  • "Coming June 25: Gene Steinberg meets Daniel Eran Dilger, of AppleInsider, and The Mac Observer's Bryan Chaffin, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 6:23 PM
  • "Google Play Newsstand starts showing Accelerated Mobile Pages on Android and iOS" VentureBeat 2:30 PM
  • "Yahoo Mail for iPhone picks up 'Undo send' button and more" iMore 1:03 PM
  • "iPhone 6s New Plus Rear Camera Module - Reverse Costing Analysis Report - Research and Markets" PRNewswire 12:30 PM
  • "The Original 'Plants vs Zombies' Has Been Removed From the App Store" Touch Arcade 12:17 PM
  • "Official Twitter app will now show tweet feeds from specific locations" iMore 9:35 AM
  • "The Helix Dock can eliminate cable clutter for Apple Watch users" Apple World Today 8:02 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Do Microsoft's Reasons for Buying LinkedIn Make Sense?" The Motley Fool 9:03 AM
  • "Windows 10 has 30 percent of the market and is catching up on Windows 7 -- according to Microsoft" BetaNews 12:35 PM
  • "Microsoft tweaks activation rules for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update" ZDNet 9:07 AM
  • "Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Roku, Crunchyroll and SiriusXM apps come to Windows 10" IT PRO 9:04 AM
  • "What You Need to Know Before Installing Windows 10 Build 14372" Softpedia 8:52 AM
  • "IBM and Apple sign Boots for Sales Assist app" Retail Dive 8:33 AM
  • "Command injection vulnerability spotted in IBM's GPFS" ITProPortal 8:33 AM
  • "Lenovo plugs severe security holes in PC support tool preinstalled on PCs" PCWorld 12:24 PM
  • "Do you own an HP or Compaq PC? It could be a fire hazard -- find out if it is recalled here" BetaNews 12:34 PM
  • "Pure Data Solutions settles with HP over special bid misuse" CRN UK 8:26 AM
  • "HP 250 G4 review: With a Core i3 processor, this plain-looking laptop is one of the best budget bargains" PC Advisor 8:25 AM
  • "HP Enterprise delivers Edgeline EL1000 and Edgeline EL4000 industry first Converged System for IoT" India Infoline News Service 8:24 AM
  • "HP, Apple ranked top tech firms in fighting forced labour" CRN 8:24 AM
  • "Dell's latest PC speakers offer big sound at bottom dollar (hands-on)" CNET 8:15 AM
  • "Dell's USB headset does right by the hobbyist (hands-on)" CNET 8:14 AM
  • "Remembering Intel's Andy Grove: 'He built bridges of opportunity for thousands'" ZDNet 4:49 PM
  • "Intel Furthers Its IoT Vision With Aquisition" Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "IBM prepares Power9 to take on Intel and ARM" InfoWorld 7:55 AM
  • "Intel expects to sell more than 100,000 Xeon Phi units this year" Hindu Business Line 7:55 AM
  • "AMD's beefy Vega GPU design is done... just don't expect to see it for a while" PC Games 7:52 AM
  • "Cisco Prevails over Arista in Patent Case" Converge 7:28 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's stock drops in wake of Brexit vote" MarketWatch 8:15 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks close sharply lower after Britain votes for Brexit: Nasdaq sees worst one-day percentage drop since August 2011" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "Dow Drops More Than 600 Points as 'Brexit' Shocker Slams Markets: A 'Brexit' shocker sent global equities, oil prices and currency markets into chaos Friday." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "U.S. stocks hammered as Brexit shock rocks markets: The U.S. stock market suffered its worst drop in 10 months Friday as shock over the United Kingdom voters' move to exit the European Union and Prime Minister David Cameron's subsequent resignation announcement sent global markets into a tailspin." USA Today 4:04 PM
  • "Brexit Roils Wall Street, Stocks Extend Global Selloff: A day after flirting with record levels, U.S equity markets on Friday extended a global-market meltdown after the United Kingdom, in a stunning decision, voted to sever its more than 40-year membership in the European Union." FOXBusiness 12:41 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Tumble After 'Brexit' Vote: Stocks and pound tumble, while gold rallies after Britain votes to leave European Union" [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Asian markets plunge on Brexit; Nikkei has worst day in 5 years: Britain's vote to leave the European Union sent reverberations through Asian markets on Friday, where investors were the first to react as it became clear a shock result was in the offing." MarketWatch 7:02 AM
  • "European stocks book worst session since 2008 on Brexit vote: European stocks posted their worst daily drop in nearly eight years Friday, after investors dumped risk assets following the U.K.'s historic referendum that left the country on course to leave the European Union." MarketWatch 11:16 AM

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