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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's New iPad Can Only Be Good News"  Seeking Alpha 7:13 AM
  • "Apple's True Goal (and Underlying Strategy) For the Education Market" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:01 AM
  • "Apple's original TV elephant in the room/Let's just say it: Making original TV exclusive to one company's hardware is a dumb idea."  TechHive 7:30 AM
  • "iPhones Are Already Patriotic: It's the value-add that comes from America. Is building the same as manufacturing? How about assembling?" BloombergGadfly 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Revamps Privacy Controls to Comply With New European Law"  Bloomberg 12:49 PM
  • "iPhone update adds privacy 'transparency'" BBC 2:40 PM
  • "Apple Likely to Face Class-Action Lawsuit for iPhone Issue" Zacks 10:00 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple releases macOS 10.13.4 update for High Sierra with iMac Pro wallpaper, enhanced eGPU support" 9to5Mac 7:56 PM
  • "Apple debuts macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 with Business Chat and eGPU support" AppleInsider 9:25 PM
  • "The Xcode cliff: Is Apple teaching kids to code, or just teaching them about code?"  The Verge 7:28 AM
  • "Apple releases iTunes 12.7.4 with new 'Music Videos' section for Apple Music users" 9to5Mac 3:51 PM
  • "Apple Music Update Makes It Possible to Play Music Video Playlists" The Mac Observer 5:34 PM
  • "Apple releases iTunes 12.7.4 with new Music Videos section" AppleInsider 6:33 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Hide and Remove System Preference Panes in macOS" MacRumors 7:35 AM
  • "How to manage your windows like a pro in macOS" iMore 7:36 AM
  • "macOS: How to Add a Screen Saver Icon to Your Dock" The Mac Observer 8:58 AM
  • "Adjusting Volume and Brightness In Small Steps" MacMost 11:03 AM
  • "How to keep your Mac data secure from visitors by using Guest Accounts" AppleInsider 7:49 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Why Doesn't Apple Music Let Users Search for Composers?" Kirkville 7:36 AM
  • "The 10 Mac games you need to play from March 2018" Macworld 7:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "Darkroom 3.5 brings depth-aware filters and editing, and extended-range RAW support" 9to5Mac 12:49 PM
  • "Green Screen Pro for macOS makes it easy to add motion effects to iMovie, Final Cut Pro X" Apple World Today 7:41 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wouldn't be in the situation Mark Zuckerberg is in"  Washington Examiner 8:42 AM
  • "Tim Cook hits Facebook again over privacy concerns" TechCrunch 2:42 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Slams Facebook, Says Privacy Is A Human Right" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Tim Cook moves on from Steve Jobs' hatred of porn on the iPhone: 'I'm not making fun of it'"  Business Insider 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Engineer Who Died in Tesla Crash Complained About Its Software" iDrop News 3:51 PM
  • "Apple Watch murder breakthrough: Heart rate recorded by smart device worn by woman, 57, 'bashed to death by her daughter-in-law reveals she was the victim of an ambush attack'"  Daily Mail (UK) 10:21 AM
  • "Apple Watch data identifies prime suspect in Australian murder case" VentureBeat 10:21 AM
  • "Apple Watch heart rate, activity data key in Australian murder case" AppleInsider 6:33 PM
  • "This May You'll Be Able to Download Your Apple Profile Data" The Mac Observer 6:32 PM
  • "ARKit-only Apps Surpass 13 Million Downloads in First Six Months, Nearly Half from Games"  SensorTower 7:41 AM
  • "ARKit apps have been downloaded 13 million times so far" Cult of Mac 7:42 AM
  • "Apple seeks to take advantage of Facebook's woes" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Business Chat in iOS 11.3 takes on social media in privacy, sophistication" AppleInsider 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's Business Chat means one day you'll ask HomePod for a bank loan" Computerworld 9:41 AM
  • "Justice Department faces uphill battle over encryption" Axios 8:06 AM
  • "Your WhatsApp buddies might be spying on you with this invasive new app" The Next Web 7:48 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "This cloud service is priced better than Dropbox and will free up space on your laptop" Mashable 3:13 PM
  • "Will Ferrell says he will delete his Facebook page over the Cambridge Analytica scandal — and he's not the only actor doing it" Business Insider 10:04 AM
  • "'Tis the season: Verizon first in line to flog Palm phone resurrection" The Register 8:26 AM
  • "A billionaire biotech investor says Facebook will be decimated by its disastrous data leak" Business Insider 8:05 AM
  • "Huawei's P20 Pro is a hugely promising phone that will upset Americans: If only you could buy one of these in a US carrier store" The Verge 7:50 AM
  • "Pegatron able to expand US plant if trade war escalates, says chairman" DigiTimes 7:31 AM
  • "How a data mining giant got me wrong" Reuters 7:23 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "9to5Mac Daily 053 | March 29, 2018" 9to5Mac 3:13 PM
  • "Jumping into Home Automation with Smart Lights -TMO Daily Observations 2018-03-29" The Mac Observer 2:42 PM
  • "Hands-on with the new 9.7-inch iPad and Apple's education event: Macworld Podcast" Macworld 7:30 AM
  • "Talking to an E-Learning Teacher about Apple and EdTech -ACM 455" The Mac Observer 7:07 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Your next iPhone could be more camera than phone: Dual rear cameras on smartphones are officially a thing. But will phone makers stop at just two?" CNET 7:22 AM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 11.3 with Battery Health Settings, New Animoji, More" The Mac Observer 12:47 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 11.3 With Battery Health Tool, ARKit 1.5, Business Chat, New Animoji, and More" MacRumors 12:48 PM
  • "iOS 11.3 with battery improvements, ARKit 1.5, HomeKit authentication now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch" AppleInsider 12:48 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 11.3 With Battery Health, Throttling Controls And New Animoji" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 11.3, the biggest update for iPhones since iOS 11 first launched: This is a big update, and Apple also released updates to tvOS and watchOS." Ars Technica 6:33 PM
  • "20 New iOS 11.3 Features for iPhone and iPad" iPhone Hacks 12:47 PM
  • "Apple HomePod 11.3.0 Download Released, Changes In Update Are Detailed Here" Redmond Pie 2:41 PM
  • "HomePod gets first (disappointing) update" Cult of Mac 3:45 PM
  • "watchOS 4.3 update for Apple Watch arrives with new portrait Nightstand mode, iPhone music browsing" AppleInsider 12:48 PM
  • "tvOS 11.3 for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K now available, adds frame rate matching to fourth-gen" 9to5Mac 12:48 PM
  • "Visual Photonics VCSEL epi wafer pending Apple validation" DigiTimes 7:31 AM
  • "Apple files for patents for augmented and immersive virtual displays for cars" Apple World Today 8:03 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Disgruntled HomePod owners say firmware update alters sound quality" AppleInsider 9:44 PM
  • "What to do if something goes wrong during iOS 11.3 installation" iMore 2:40 PM
  • "How to put your iPhone or iPad into recovery mode" iMore 2:40 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:40 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:40 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:40 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Compared: 2018 iPad cost efficiency versus iPad Pro features and speed" AppleInsider 2:40 PM
  • "Hardware shootout: 9.7-inch iPad (2018) vs. iPad Pro" iDownload Blog 8:58 AM
  • "Is the Apple HomePod a Best Buy smart speaker? Which? tests reveal whether the HomePod has the sound quality and features to justify its high £319 price" Which? 8:22 AM
  • "Apple HomePod Explored and Explained" Envato Tuts+ 10:00 AM
  • "The best USB-C power packs for iPhone, iPad, and MacBook" 9to5Mac 9:38 PM
  • "The battle of the basic wearables" The Verge 9:44 AM
  • "Watch: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9+ video quality compared" AppleInsider 3:51 PM
  • "Galaxy S9 Plus vs. iPhone X: We took the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and Apple's iPhone X to the snow-capped mountains of Lake Tahoe, California, to put the cameras to the test." CNET 7:22 AM
  • "Review: The Insta360 ONE is a fantastic way to capture experiences with your iPhone [Video] 9to5Mac 2:41 PM
  • "Hands on: Mantiz Thunderbolt 3 dock gives USB-A and VGA to MacBook Pro owners" AppleInsider 10:01 AM
  • "Review: OnePack backpack lives up to its roomy name" Cult of Mac 3:45 PM
  • "Foobot review: This smart air monitor warns you of indoor pollution" Cult of Mac 10:21 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Update to Darkroom RAW Editing App, with Depth-editing Feature" eXtensions 5:34 PM
  • "Can this app make EarPods sound like studio-grade cans? We tested to find out" Digital Trends 3:58 PM
  • "USA Today's first AR app brings a rocket launch to your table" Engadget 8:40 AM
  • "Focos -Update Adds Camera Access to Photo App for Adjusting Depth in Portrait Mode" eXtensions 7:50 AM
  • "'Fortnite' Vs 'PUBG' On iOS And Android: Which Mobile Battle Royale Is Better?" Forbes 7:12 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iOS 11.3: How to Sign Your Business Up For iOS Business Chat" The Mac Observer 5:11 PM
  • "How to update your HomePod to the latest software version [Video] 9to5Mac 2:40 PM
  • "How to Use Your Face to Make Music in GarageBand on your iPhone X" The Mac Observer 10:54 AM
  • "How to take iPhone photos with just your voice: Siri can be a helpful camera assistant." CNET 8:03 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "watchOS 4.3 makes the Apple Watch usable again" SlashGear 9:39 PM
  • "AirPlay 2, Messages On iCloud Features Didn't Make The Cut In Final iOS 11.3 Release" Redmond Pie 8:51 PM
  • "Siri, you're fired: Why Apple needs a new personal assistant/Does anyone really like using this laughable excuse for a voice interface? There is a better choice: and it comes from a natural partner that everyone is overlooking."  ZDNet 2:50 PM
  • "Apple Music just became 'The New MTV" Apple Must 10:04 AM
  • "Apple's new iPhones are going to absolutely pummel Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 9" BGR 9:45 AM
  • "Screw the 9.7-inch iPad, the iPad Mini Should be the Education iPad" The Mac Observer 2:41 PM
  • "I'm annoyed at the reaction to Apple's Education Event"  The Loop 10:55 AM
  • "Apple's love note to education" iMore 10:21 AM
  • "2018 iPad Sets a New Low in Price" Low End Mac 2:40 PM
  • "Comment: Apple's latest budget iPad may not be right for education, but is a smart move for consumer sales"  9to5Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Chromebooks still beat the iPad is one critical way: As much as Apple tries to convince us that the iPad is a better tool for schools that the Chromebook, the iPad has a key weakness that Apple hasn't addressed."  ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "Schooling: Learning about Apple's chances in the education market" Macworld 7:30 AM
  • "Apple's new iPads still can't best Chromebooks in the classroom: Can we have that cheaper MacBook Air already, Apple?"  Macworld 7:30 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Should Facebook still be working on a mind-reading device?" The Next Web 2:40 PM
  • "Smart Homes: The Power, the Pleasure and the Pain, Part 2" TechNewsWorld 7:36 AM
  • "Facebook Isn't Just Violating Our Privacy" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:33 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Fortnite 3.4 Patch Notes For Mobile Update And Other Platforms Released, Here's What Is New" Redmond Pie 10:55 AM
  • "Fanatics Offers Apple Pay Promotion on Sporting Gear" AppAdvice 8:43 AM
  • "T-Mobile, Verizon Will Carry 2018 9.7-Inch iPad With Pencil Support" Tech Times 8:22 AM
  • "DarioHealth Launches Customer Hotline to Pre-Order Its Apple iPhone Lightning-Compatible Glucose Monitor in the U.S." PRNewswire 8:16 AM
  • "1Password nets partnership with 'Have I Been Pwned'" TechCrunch 7:49 AM
  • "Collaborative Drawing. Unleashed Creativity. Inko is a collaborative whiteboard that lets you draw using multiple iPad or iPhone devices, and even interact on Apple TV." Creaceed 9:55 AM
  • "Creaceed unveils Inko - A Collaborative Whiteboard for iPad, Apple TV" prMac 7:28 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows chief Myerson out in Microsoft reorganization" ZDNet 12:21 PM
  • "Microsoft Windows Gets a New Leader" Thurrott 10:07 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows chief departs as the company pushes further towards AI and the cloud" The Verge 12:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Meltdown patch opened up even bigger Windows security hole: Enabled any process to read the complete memory contents at 'gigabytes per second'" The Inquirer 6:20 AM
  • "Building Windows 10 apps? Now Microsoft lets you test new projects in private" ZDNet 7:03 AM
  • "How Microsoft's Antivirus Stopped Dofoil, The Coin Mining Malware Using Behavioral Monitoring And ML" Analytics India 7:47 AM
  • "The Real Story Behind Microsoft's Quietly Brilliant AI Design: The company studied personal assistants—human ones—to understand how to make a great machine assistant." Fast Company Design 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft's Tool for Running Linux on Windows 10 is now Open Source" Tech Worm 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Store gets tweaked to help developers test apps in private" IT PRO (UK) 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft could reach $1 trillion in valuation this year, says Morgan Stanley" Your Story 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft edges closer to quantum computer based on elusive particle" The Star: Malaysia 7:49 AM
  • "Intel may be able to take back its crown from Samsung" Sam Mobile 7:33 AM
  • "Intel claims support for data-centric plans" Channel Eye 7:34 AM
  • "Intel 760p 512GB SSD Review" KitGuru 7:41 AM
  • "HP veteran, Chief Operating Officer Jon Flaxman dies" ZDNet 7:03 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Inc (DVMT) Position Cut by Dixon Hubard Feinour & Brown Inc. VA" Macon Daily 7:15 AM
  • "IBM Unveils Tiny Computer Based on Blockchain" Investopedia 7:41 AM
  • "How Oracle Plans To Beat Amazon: Next-Gen Cloud Software Requiring Zero Human Labor" Forbes 7:50 AM
  • "Cisco critical flaw: At least 8.5 million switches open to attack, so patch now" ZDNet 7:03 AM
  • "Xiaomi launched its first-ever gaming laptop and we almost missed it" BGR 7:00 AM
  • "Microprocessor Market: Growing Demand, Consumption, Analysis of Leading Players (Intel, Qualcomm, Apple, AMD)" Facts Week 7:30 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "How Apple Could Grow despite Slow iPhone Sales" Market Realist 7:48 AM
Industry News
  • "President Trump tweets about 'concerns' over Amazon, erasing premarket gains" MarketWatch 9:55 AM
  • "Dow Rips Higher, Stocks Get Lift From Tech Bounce: Stocks are higher Thursday as investors creep back into risk markets on the the final trading day of a volatile quarter." TheStreet 5:12 PM
  • "Barclays pays $2B to settle suit alleging mortgage securities fraud in U.S. in 2005-07" USA Today 12:09 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq: How have they performed in 1Q?" FOXBusiness 12:09 PM
  • "US Stocks-Wall St up more than 1 pct on last day of tumultuous quarter" Nasdaq 12:09 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Surge, but Dow Industrials and S&P 500 Fall for the Quarter: Investors show willingness to buy stocks that have fallen sharply" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:13 PM
  • "Cnooc 2017 net profit surges, but misses forecasts" MarketWatch 7:59 AM
  • "European stocks rise as car makers rev higher" MarketWatch 8:00 AM

 
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