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  • "Apple Watch, FitBit could feel cost of U.S. tariffs" ["That $200 billion list of tariffs is in a public comment period. But if the list goes into effect this fall, the products from Apple, Fitbit and Sonos could face a 10 percent tariff. The specific products listed in customs rulings are the original Apple Watch; Fitbit's Charge, Charge HR and Surge models; and Sonos's Play:3, Play:5 and SUB speakers."]  Reuters 7:31 AM
  • "Apple Watch and Fitbit could see price rise in US tariff standoff" Telegraph 7:49 AM
  • "Apple Watch, Fitbit could be hit with Trump's tariffs on China-produced goods" CNET 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Inadvertently Revealed Its Next Big Thing And It's Not What You Think: Eclipsing yourself when you've just finished changing the world isn't easy, it's nearly impossible. But here's one way Apple might just pull it off, again!"  Inc. 7:52 AM
  • "iPhones could stop working on Indian networks if Apple doesn't install a pesky call app soon: TRAI wants to get tough on Apple regarding its reluctance to implement a pesky call app its phones."  BGR India 7:48 AM
  • "iPhone could get shut out of India altogether" Cult of Mac 7:49 AM
  • "Apple: Don't default on default apps/It's about time Apple let us take our preferred apps into our own hands."  Macworld 7:36 AM
  • "How to format a flash drive for Mac and PC compatibility in macOS High Sierra" Apple World Today 7:51 AM
  • "How to restore a deleted shared album in Photos" Macworld 7:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "OmniFocus a solid task management app for just about any Apple device" Apple World Today 7:53 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's 'toasted sandwich' store in Melbourne to be replaced by boxy design: Melbourne's proposed flagship Apple store has gained solar panels, and creates more public space." ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "See photos from this year's 11th annual iPhone Photography Awards" AppleInsider 7:35 AM
  • "An entomologist rates all the ant emoji" The Loop 8:07 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Here's What Hackers Do With All Your Stolen Passwords" Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "Meet the robot snakes and bugs that will repair your car's engine" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "President Trump promises action against the EU over record Google anti-trust fine: $5.1bn fine further evidence that the EU is anti-US, claims Trump" V3 7:49 AM
  • "Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter partner for ambitious new data project: An open-source collaboration for 'the future of portability'" The Verge 7:36 AM
  • "Podcast discusses new MacBook Pro keyboard and thermal throttling, Siri, Thunderbolt 3" AppleInsider 8:15 AM
  • "2018 MacBook Pro: the good, the great, the UGLY—this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:07 AM
  • "Ken Ray and John Champion on Mission Log, Virtual Reality, and Star Trek Las Vegas" MacVoices 7:51 AM
  • "Your phone is not secretly spying on your conversations. It doesn't need to.: Northeastern University researchers Dave Choffnes and Christo Wilson (mostly) debunk the internet's favorite conspiracy theory on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask." [Podcast] Recode 7:49 AM
  • "The Core i9 clock cycles go up. Who cares where they come down?" ["'The cooling solution for the form factor of the XPS 15 is insufficient for the amount of heat that the laptop creates when gaming. You will experience some sort of throttling,' one Dell owner claimed on the XPS subreddit. YouTuber Dave Lee illustrates how the throttling – which isn't new – takes the performance of the new MacBook Pro models equipped with the premium chip to below that of last year's i7:"]  The Register 8:05 AM
  • "2018 MacBook Pros Have New 'Titan Ridge' Thunderbolt 3 Controller, But DisplayPort 1.4 Isn't Truly Supported" MacRumors 8:49 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:51 AM

  • "Anchor's cross-device steel charging cable is virtually indestructible – but I hate using it" The Next Web 8:50 AM
  • "How To Wirelessly Mirror iPhone Screen To PC, Mac Without Any Client-Side App" Redmond Pie 7:49 AM
  • "How to customize Fantastical 2 for iPhone to suit your needs" iDownload Blog 7:40 AM
  • "How to move Siri's voice between paired HomePods" Apple Must 7:29 AM
  • "Technical Terms: HTTP, HTTPS, SSL, TLS and Certificate" MacMost 9:12 AM
  • "Hidden smartphone codes for Android and iOS" Digital Trends 7:59 AM
  • "Opinion: It's long past time for Apple to fix its three biggest iCloud problems"  9to5Mac 9:17 AM
  • "MacBook Pro discussion includes thermal throttling, implications of Apple's new T2 processor, macOS requirements, keyboard problems/fixes, and the latest design's elimination of a Thunderbolt bottleneck in the 13-inch model." MacInTouch 7:32 AM
  • "Editor's Choice: LG G7 ThinQ" ["The primary reason why I like the G7 so much is that it's the Android phone that best mimics the iPhone X's ability to cram a large screen in a frame that can still be managed in one hand. I love the iPhone X's design because it is optimized for how I use a phone, which consists of a lot of vertical reading while on the go. Tall, skinny phones are the best for this. But I don't necessarily love iOS, and I often crave Android's flexibility and interface."]  The Verge 8:29 AM
  • "What Does the Repeal of Net Neutrality Mean for Your Data Security?" ReadWrite 7:50 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Corning showcases Gorilla Glass textured applications" DigiTimes 8:08 AM
  • "1Password for iOS gains rich formatting in notes, iMessage stickers & more" iDownload Blog 8:06 AM
  • "Dish customers can now start support conversations in Apple's Messages app" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
  • "Apple Business Chat: Complete list of companies you can iMessage" iMore 7:40 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft profit up, aided by cloud rivalry with Amazon" FOXBusiness 7/19
  • "Microsoft beats Wall Street targets on cloud services revenue" Reuters 7/19
  • "Microsoft Posts Monster Numbers for Quarter, Fiscal Year" Thurrott 7/19
  • "Microsoft Q4 earnings: Big growth in gaming and cloud on $30.1B revenue" Neowin 7/19
  • "Microsoft posts bumper Q4, with Windows, Surface, Azure all up: Cloud division up a whopping 23 percent year-on-year." Ars Technica 7/19
  • "Microsoft reports Q4 beats with Azure +89%, Surface +35%" Seeking Alpha 7/19
  • "Microsoft beats by $0.05, beats on revenue" Seeking Alpha 7/19
  • "Microsoft earnings: Tech giant caps off a historic fiscal year filled with firsts" GeekWire 7/19
  • "Microsoft Stymies Hacking Attempt on 2018 Election Candidates: The attack relied on a spoofed Microsoft domain to target the candidates, company vice president Tom Burt said. 'They were all people, because of their positions, might have been interesting targets from an espionage standpoint as well as an election disruption standpoint.'" PC Magazine 7/19
  • "Microsoft Emerges as Clear No. 2 in Cloud Computing" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/19
  • "Windows 10 is still not yet on 700 million 'active' devices" ZDNet 7/19
  • "Microsoft's Major Nelson backtracks on promise of 'new Xbox hardware' at Gamescom: No Xbox Two but there will be 'bundle and accessory news'" The Inquirer 7/19
  • "Microsoft Launcher Beta gets plenty of new improvements with latest update" Neowin 7/19
  • "OneNote for Windows 10 Gets a Major Update" Thurrott 7/19
  • "Windows 10 Insiders update brings sharper screenshots with a new Screen Sketch update" Neowin 7/19
  • "Intel's 9th-gen 'Coffee Lake S' processors could debut in August: Top-end Core i9-9900K will allegedly be firm's first mainstream octa-core CPU" The Inquirer 7/19
  • "Intel sets world record for drone flying: Intel flies 2,018 drones in formation to mark its 50th anniversary" ITP Technology 7/19
  • "Intel Drones Light Up Sky Over Santa Clara" CBS 5 KPIX 7/19
  • "Intel's 3D XPoint Plans Clearer Than Micron's" EE Times 7/19
  • "Company Asrock And Gigabyte Are Preparing To Release A 32-Core Processor From Amd — 24 Channel" The Koz Telegram 7/19
  • "AMD Next-Gen 7nm Zen 2 CPUs Rumored To Feature 10-15% IPC Increase, Up To 16 Cores on AM4, 32 Cores on TR4 and 64 Cores on SP3" WCCFTech 7/19
  • "AMD 7nm Zen 2 Speculation Hints At 16-Core AM4 CPUs And 15 Percent IPC Uplift" HotHardware 7/19
  • "Key AMD promotions to 'accelerate company growth': Mike Clark, Darren Grasby and Robert Gama have all received promotions." PC Retail 7/19
  • "HP Inc. Is A Stable, Low Risk And Undervalued Play" Seeking Alpha 7/19
  • "IBM Watson Health extends partnership with US to help vets with cancer" ZDNet 7/19
  • "IBM Watson Health and the VA extends partnership in cancer research" TechCrunch 7/19
  • "IBM extends deal using Watson to support veterans with cancer: Its AI helps spot mutations that could be responsive to treatment." Engadget 7/19
  • "'Strategic Imperatives' Drive IBM's Q2 Growth: 'We've done the work to reposition our company. We are seeing our investments ... now paying off,' CFO James Kavanaugh says." CFO 7/19
  • "The Secret Messages Hidden Underneath IBM's Surprising Profit Blowout: IBM did well; here comes cannabis IPO Tilray; Best Buy has been reborn in the age of Amazon; and the battle between Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley for M&A dollars is heating up." TheStreet 7/19
  • "How Much Does a Data Breach Cost? According to a report from IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the average data breach in the United States could cost a company almost $8 million, and it's rising." PC Magazine 7/19
  • "Cisco patches critical vulnerabilities in Policy Suite" ZDNet 7/19
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Goldman Sachs: Bullish on Apple's new iPhone sales, but..." Apple 3.0 7:54 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks at risk of turning negative for week as trade woes overshadow GE, Microsoft results: U.S. equity benchmarks set for slight weekly losses" MarketWatch 8:54 AM
  • "Dow Tumbles as Trump Ramps Up Trade Fight With China: Stocks are mixed on Friday as Donald Trump says he is ready to increase tariffs on China-made goods to as much as $500 billion." TheStreet 8:54 AM
  • "Stocks drop after Trump says he's ready to step up trade war" Associated Press 8:53 AM
  • "Global Stocks Decline Amid Trade Tensions: President Trump says he is 'ready' to impose tariffs on up to $500 billion of Chinese goods" [Paid Membership Required] 8:53 AM
  • "Asian shares rise as yuan slides by the most in 2 years: Trump threatens to impose tariffs on $500 billion in Chinese imports" MarketWatch 8:53 AM
  • "European stocks fall as Trump threatens China with tariffs on all $500 billion in goods to U.S.: European autos index on course for worst session in a month" MarketWatch 8:53 AM

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