Tim Cook lights up World Photography Day with gorgeous iPhone pix

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Beautifully #shotoniphone in the Netherlands.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook never has to think about how best to observe World Photography Day. He can search Twitter for the hashtag “Shot on iPhone” and look for moving images to repost.

Cook’s curation never disappoints as evident by today’s observance of an unofficial holiday honoring dedicated shooters.

5 key things to watch for in Apple’s most boring earnings report of 2019

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This might be a dull earnings call.
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The most yawn-inducing Apple earnings call of the year is just days away, and Wall Street is eagerly anticipating the results — though maybe for reasons you wouldn’t expect.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri are scheduled to hop on the phone with investors at 2 p.m. Pacific next Tuesday for Apple’s Q3 2019 earnings call. Even though Apple doesn’t reveal quarterly sales for iPhones anymore, there are a lot of metrics to look for that could clue us in on how well or poorly the company is performing lately.

Keep an ear out for these five things during Apple’s July 30 earnings call.

Twitter CEO speaks with employees at Apple Park

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was one of Apple's chosen speakers.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reportedly made a stopover at Apple Park on Tuesday, addressing employees in the marketing department.

It’s not exactly clear what was discussed. However, it does suggest “strong ties” between Apple and the microblogging company.

Trump can’t block protesters from his Twitter, court says

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Pres. Trump’s Twitter account can’t be just praise. He has to accept criticism too.
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A federal appeals court ruled today that President Donald Trump can’t block dissenters from posting replies to his Twitter account.

This upholds an earlier ruling that Trump’s account is a public forum, and therefore preventing anyone from speaking is a violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution

Twitter for Mac will be way better than just an iPad port

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Twitter for Mac will have features not in the iPad version.
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Twitter recently promised to bring its iPad application to macOS, and the now the company says this will have Mac-specific features, like support for multiple, resizable windows

The re-release of this social-networking software one of the fruits of Project Catalyst, which enables iPad applications to be ported to Mac with relative ease.