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Thursday Highlights: New York Times broke the story of Apple joining forces with Volkswagen to build fleet of driverless vehicles for shuttling employees; Bloomberg notes Apple only testing a couple dozen vehicles while Google buys 20,000 SUVs for their efforts; Business Insider posts a few details from Apple's now-scrapped future-car ideas—more in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; Silicon Valley ponders more taxes on big employers like Apple due to "impact of rapid growth on housing and traffic"; iDownload Blog details how you can remove "mshelper" cryptominer malware from your Mac; on Wednesday, Jason Snell let us all know that OS X became as old as the Classic Mac OS; branded credit cards part of Apple, IKEA strategy to lure Millenials according to report; Adam Engst warns of phone scam purporting you have an iCloud breach; while an Android phone wins Tom's Guide's toughest smartphone test, iPhone X was "the toughest non-ruggedized phone".

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Samsung owes Apple $539M for infringing on iPhone patents, jury finds"  AppleInsider 5:29 PM
  • "Samsung Ordered to Pay Apple $539 Million in iPhone Design Patent Retrial" MacRumors 5:30 PM
  • "Samsung ordered to pay Apple $539 million after an entirely too-long legal battle" BGR 7:13 PM
  • "Internal Documents Show Apple Knew the iPhone 6 Would Bend: Apple publicly maintained that there were no engineering issues with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but an internal review showed that engineering changes were necessary to prevent touch disease."  Motherboard 1:01 PM
  • "Court docs reveal Apple knew about iPhone 6 'touch disease'" CNET 1:02 PM
  • "Apple Knew About Bendgate and Touch Disease iPhone 6 Issues Months in Advance of Repair Programs" MacRumors 1:03 PM
  • "Apple teams up with Volkswagen to make a fleet of self-driving passenger vans"  Business Insider 8:14 AM
  • "Apple Inks Driverless Car Deal With Volkswagen" Investopedia 8:15 AM
  • "Apple reportedly partners with VW to build self-driving shuttle vans" The Next Web 8:19 AM
  • "Is Apple Botching Its Autonomous Driving Opportunity? If Alphabet can do it, Apple could too. But the latter's efforts in autonomous driving have been minor, to say the least. Will its deal with Volkswagen change that?"  TheStreet 4:08 PM
  • "Apple's scrapped ideas for the car of the future sound wild"  Business Insider 9:39 AM
  • "Google Buys 20,000 SUVs, Apple Gets Two Dozen VW Vans" Bloomberg 8:15 AM
  • "Is Apple Leaving Billions on the Table? Apple Inc. is trying to grow the non-iPhone services portion of its business but it could be leaving potentially billions of dollars on the table in terms of subscription revenue."  Investopedia 11:36 AM
  • "Apple Leads The Way As Wearable Tech Charge Continues" Forbes 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Watch still dominates the market, but there's a surprising amount of competition" BGR 8:31 AM
  • "Swamped by Growth, Silicon Valley Weighs Taxing Big Employers: Cities home to Google and Apple are contending with the impact of rapid growth on housing and traffic"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:49 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple's macOS reaches a historic milestone in its life span" Digital Trends 4:04 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Install NetBeans to Write and Debug HTML on Your Mac for Free, Part II" The Mac Observer 6:29 PM
  • "How to remove Mac cryptominer malware 'mshelper' that kills your battery and CPU" iDownload Blog 8:41 AM
  • "How to take control of GDPR emails in Mail" Apple Must 8:42 AM
  • "How to Fix 'Command Not Found' Errors in Mac Command Line" OS X Daily 3:44 PM
  • "Use Your Mac More Efficiently with Accessibility Options" Intego 8:38 AM
  • "Turning On Or Off the MacBook Power Chime" MacMost 9:27 AM
  • "How to Tame macOS Hot Corners Using Modifier Keys" MacRumors 8:38 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Video: What to expect at WWDC 2018" AppleInsider 11:04 AM
  • "OS X/macOS now older than Classic Mac OS" 9to5Mac 8:07 AM
Press Releases
  • "Release: Tracker For High Sierra" Rixstep 8:50 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is missing out on billions in subscription fees"  Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Apple taken to task for actions of Chinese suppliers in 'Complicit' documentary" AppleInsider 1:42 PM
  • "To lure millennials, Apple, Ikea and Uber are pushing branded credit cards"  CNBC 8:15 AM
  • "Amazon and Apple engage in turf war for location of second headquarters" [Video Report] CNBC 8:50 AM
  • "Speaker manufacturer Leon details challenges of designing Apple Park's audio system [Video] 9to5Mac 1:03 PM
  • "Beware 'iCloud Breach' Phone Scam" TidBITS 8:20 AM
  • "In 1985, Steve Jobs made these eerily accurate predictions about the future of tech"  CNBC 11:37 AM
  • "Foxconn smartgear unit IPO seeks to break financial addiction to Apple's iPhone" AppleInsider 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Maps mislabeling locations in rural Canada" AppleInsider 4:08 PM
  • "Vevo music platform axing iOS and Apple TV apps, shifting to YouTube only"  9to5Mac 4:01 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "YouTube Music Starts Rolling Out Today" Thurrott 5:30 PM
  • "Woman says her Amazon device recorded private conversation, sent it out to random contact"  KIRO 7 Seattle 4:02 PM
  • "T-Mobile bug let anyone see any customer's account details" ZDNet 3:43 PM
  • "Google Home Overtakes Amazon Assistant as Most Popular Speaker" Digital Trends 1:06 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's next personal project? A 'supreme court' for Facebook" CNET 1:03 PM
  • "Verizon seemingly cancels its oft-delayed streaming TV service" The Verge 10:20 AM
  • "Samsung Gear S4 with Wear OS: Tizen is dead" SlashGear 8:49 AM
  • "Judge: President Trump blocking people on Twitter is unconstitutional" BetaNews 8:42 AM
  • "A Basic Z-Wave Hack Exposes Up To 100 Million Smart Home Devices" Forbes 8:06 AM
  • "The new Gmail steals some great ideas and invents some fresh ones: Gmail's redesign borrows heavily from other apps. Now it's their turn to push email forward again." PCWorld 8:05 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Intel's Mac CPU Roadmap, Network Buffer Bloat Explained -TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-24" The Mac Observer 12:58 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 174: WWDC invites, Beats HomePod rumor, 'audioOS' wish list" 9to5Mac 10:44 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple rejects Steam Link app from App Store, cites breach of guidelines" AppleInsider 7:37 PM
  • "Surprise: Next iPhone will be even faster than anything else" Computerworld 7:48 AM
  • "This could be the first major next-gen iPhone X leak" BGR 8:31 AM
  • "iPhone SE 2 stars in beautiful concept TV ad" Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Tom's Guide Names World's Toughest Smartphone in Ultimate Drop Test" ["The iPhone X proved to be the biggest surprise in the Tom's Guide's report, as it was the toughest non-ruggedized phone. Apple's $1,000 handset suffered less damage than most of the competition after being dropped on its face from 4 feet."]  PRNewswire 8:52 AM
  • "Siri could soon make declining phone calls more useful and personal" iDownload Blog 10:46 AM
  • "Apple allowing downloads of all personal data associated with Apple ID" The Apple Post 8:38 AM
  • "Apple's Siri could decline phone calls with context-sensitive text responses in the future" AppleInsider 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Files Patent Describing the Next Phase of the iOS 'Do Not Disturb' Feature" Patently Apple 8:40 AM
  • "Apple patent is for a 'user interface for camera effects" Apple World Today 7:46 AM
  • "Apple's concept ideas for a car included spherical tires, AR windshields, more" Apple World Today 12:58 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iMac Pro Models at 15% Discount" MacRumors 11:04 AM
  • "Best Buy has great deals on multiple Apple products for Memorial Day" Macworld 1:03 PM
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:47 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:47 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:47 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "What If You Had A TITAN Xp Attached To Your iMac Pro?" Bare Feats 11:04 AM
  • "Review: AirFly is a neat way to use wireless headphones on planes" 9to5Mac 10:43 AM
  • "Creative Block: Roli's expressive MIDI keyboard goes portable [Review] Cult of Mac 1:06 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Obscura 2 Review: An Approachable Manual Camera App with Tasteful Filters" MacStories 9:31 AM
  • "Castro 3 review: iOS podcast app adds silencing trimming, other premium features for a recurring fee" Macworld 8:08 AM
  • "'Pocket Run Pool' Review - Help Me, I Can't Stop Playing" Touch Arcade 8:40 AM
  • "Pool on your iPhone is better when it's more like a video game: Zach Gage's latest game reimagines a classic for touchscreens" The Verge 8:32 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iPhone & iPad: How to clear cache" 9to5Mac 4:02 PM
  • "How to keep the kids away from your iPhone screen" New York Post 8:51 AM
  • "How to correct your info at Apple's Data and Privacy portal" Apple World Today 7:47 AM
Tips
  • "How to watch the Apple WWDC 2018 keynote online" ZDNet 11:22 AM
  • "Secret iPhone tips and tricks you may not know about: iOS 11 contains several features that Apple hasn't let on about" Mirror Online UK 8:49 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Training My iPhone" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:05 AM
  • "Apple Faces Some Hard Decisions About Its Self-Driving Project" RealMoney 4:08 PM
  • "The self-driving Apple Car has arrived, but it's not exactly what we dreamed it would be" Macworld 10:08 AM
  • "Apple's Self-Driving Tech Project May Be Closer Than It Appears" Seeking Alpha 9:39 AM
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Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple promotes free month of upgraded iCloud storage to non-paying users" AppleInsider 6:08 PM
  • "YouTube brings its messaging feature to the web" The Verge 4:02 PM
  • "Alternative WWDC Conferences You'll Want to Know About" The Mac Observer 1:48 PM
  • "Wireless Apple CarPlay support included in new Pioneer dash receivers" AppleInsider 1:03 PM
  • "Pro camera app Obscura 2 launches with new filters, metadata viewer, and one-hand friendly UI that looks great on iPhone X" 9to5Mac 8:55 AM
  • "AI Deep Dive: Steve Wozniak Joins Goldman Sachs Intl. Chairman and Many More To Speak in Amsterdam" Business Wire 8:48 AM
  • "Latest Apple Pay promo offers free delivery on first food order from Postmates" 9to5Mac 8:07 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft accused of illegal data collection, spying and data theft" MSPoweruser 6:58 AM
  • "Windows 10 Update Wiping PC Desktops" CCM.net 7:00 AM
  • "Microsoft to exercise GDPR policies not just in Europe, but worldwide" Neowin 1:30 PM
  • "Microsoft and Publicis unveil Marcel, an AI-based productivity platform for the ad giant" TechCrunch 6:14 AM
  • "Microsoft to Improve Cortana With Semantic Machines Startup" Edgy Labs 6:59 AM
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Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple could hit $1 trillion within a year, Morgan Stanley says" Business Insider 1:03 PM
  • "Apple price target raised to $214 at Morgan Stanley on optimism about services business" MarketWatch 9:31 AM
  • "Morgan Stanley: Buy Apple shares on the 'emerging power' of its services" CNBC 8:49 AM
  • "Morgan Stanley bullish on Apple services, ups AAPL price target to $214" AppleInsider 10:20 AM
Industry News
  • "The fate of the S&P hangs in the balance — and these 3 factors should decide it" MarketWatch 7:13 AM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Tumble After Trump Calls Off North Korea Summit: Stocks fall Thursday after Donald Trump calls off a summit meeting planned for next month with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un." TheStreet 5:22 PM
  • "Bitcoin value gyrates amid report of Department of Justice manipulation investigation" USA Today 5:22 PM
  • "Housing market in a rut - supply pinch, higher rates to blame?" FOXBusiness 5:23 PM
  • "US Stocks-Wall St dips after Trump cancels N.Korea summit; Netflix gains" Reuters 5:23 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall After Trump Nixes North Korea Summit: Expectations for a market recovery are low heading into a holiday weekend" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:24 PM
  • "Nikkei, Kospi slide as automaker stocks tumble on new Trump tariff threat" MarketWatch 7:14 AM
  • "European stocks stage small comeback as jitters over Italy ease" MarketWatch 7:15 AM

 
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