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Monday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reveals Apple's secret development of screens, the news putting major dent in current suppliers like Samsung—reports in our Apple/Macintosh, and Finances sections; another analyst throws cold water on iPhone X sales, calls them "flagging" due to high price tag; Apple has a third campus in California, Dan Dilger with the details; connectivity issues with BT accessories on your Mac? MacRumors says reset the Bluetooth module; Shinjuku Apple Store (Tokyo) opens for business in April; Facebook plummets following on election data mining bombshell—more on our sister site, TechNN; Vlad Savov reviews AirPods from audiophile perspective; latest iPhone X TV ad features iOS 11 bug.

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  • "Apple Is Secretly Developing Its Own Screens for the First Time" ["Updated on March 19, 2018"]  Bloomberg 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Will Be Making Its Own Displays" [Video Report]  Bloomberg 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's Secret Facility/Exclusive: Here's a look at the secret manufacturing facility where Apple is developing its own screens for the first time" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:19 AM
  • "Apple developing MicroLED tech at secret facility, likely to debut in Apple Watch"  AppleInsider 7:59 AM
  • "Apple using secret facility to develop MicroLED screens for Apple Watch" The Verge 8:25 AM
  • "Apple is developing its own MicroLED screens for Apple Watch and iPhone" VentureBeat 8:11 AM
  • "Report: Apple Is Trying to Make its Own Displays/If successful, Apple will no longer have to rely on another company for its screens." PC Magazine 8:28 AM
  • "iPhone X is 'flagging' as customers balk at $1,000 price tag: Nomura"  Business Insider 8:01 AM
  • "Is Apple Becoming A Tech Consumer Staple?"  Seeking Alpha 12:15 PM
  • "Beware taking your Mac running High Sierra to the Genius Bar: APFS might surprise them" The Overspill 2:03 PM
  • "How to Reset Your Mac's Bluetooth Module to Fix Connection Issues" MacRumors 8:28 AM
  • "How to troubleshoot Notes: Here are some steps to take if you suddenly find that your iCloud Notes aren't syncing properly on iPhone, iPad, and Mac." iMore 10:12 AM
  • "Logic Pros Review: is KORG Gadget's massive library of instruments worth the heavy price tag?" 9to5Mac 2:52 PM
  • "Show albums a given Photos' photo has been added to" The Robservatory 8:52 AM
  • "What happened to the 'All My Files' feature in macOS High Sierra?" Macworld 7:59 AM
  • "How to Show the Expanded Print Details Dialog in Mac OS by Default" OS X Daily 2:22 PM
  • "How to extend your wireless network by turning a Mac into a Wi-Fi hotspot" AppleInsider 2:21 PM
Press Releases
  • "Retrospect 15.0" TidBITS 8:27 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's third large California campus is already built" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "Apple sets grand opening of new Shinjuku retail store in Tokyo for April 7th" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Startup Affirm Creates Apple Pay Credit Card Without the Plastic" Bloomberg 8:57 AM
  • "18-year-old Steve Jobs' job application sells for big bucks" Cult of Mac 8:09 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: The ultra-fast Macintosh IIfx speeds into stores" Cult of Mac 8:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "A humanoid is born in a Turkish robotics factory" Engadget 2:03 PM
  • "Games are getting the same realistic lighting as blockbuster movies" VentureBeat 12:15 PM
  • "Police are asking Google to provide user data for all people near crim" Fast Company 10:37 AM
  • "The Internet Archive put your favorite LCD handheld games online" The Verge 10:23 AM
  • "Report: Cambridge Analytica says it could use sex, bribes to 'entrap politicians'" Axios 2:52 PM
  • "Facebook will audit Cambridge Analytica to see what Facebook user data the firm still has" Recode 2:52 PM
  • "Facebook hires digital forensics firm to audit Cambridge Analytica" Engadget 2:51 PM
  • "#DeleteFacebook is trending — and it's all because Facebook's handling of the Cambridge Analytica fiasco" Business Insider 12:10 PM
  • "The EU Has Set Its Sights On A Data Protection Investigation Into Cambridge Analytica And Facebook" BuzzFeed 11:38 AM
  • "Facebook's Stock Is Plummeting Amid the Company's Latest Crisis. Here's What's Going On" Time 10:11 AM
  • "Facebook investigates employee's ties to Cambridge Analytica" CBS News 7:50 AM
  • "50: Swift 4.1 w/ Doug & Ben (part 1)" SpecFM [Podcast] 2:04 PM
  • "Apple's microLED Plant, iPhone Hacking GrayKey -TMO Daily Observations 2018-03-19" The Mac Observer 1:12 PM
  • "We turned to the dark side and switched to Android on Samsung." The MT Show 7:24 AM
  • "Apple likely to buy up to 270 million smartphone panels in 2018" DigiTimes 7:59 AM
  • "Leaker revives rumors of Apple making 'blush gold' iPhone X"  AppleInsider 10:24 AM
  • "Gold color iPhone X rumored to have started production" 9to5Mac 11:01 AM
  • "Input devices discussion includes trackpad tricks, gaming mice, left/right switching to manage pain, Logitech mice, USB3/bluetooth problems, etc." MacInTouch 8:35 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:24 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:24 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:24 AM

  • "Apple AirPods: the audiophile review/One reviewer's belated discovery of Apple's best first-gen product in years" The Verge 10:11 AM
  • "How to block calls on your iPhone" Cult of Mac 1:11 PM
  • "Apply Vignettes to Your Photos with Apple Photos (Screencast)" Kirkville 12:27 PM
  • "How to set and share reminders with Siri" iMore 12:20 PM
  • "How to change the Apple Music account associated with your HomePod" iDownload Blog 11:46 AM
  • "Here's how to disable Emergency SOS on iPhone and Apple Watch" ZDNet 10:34 AM
  • "Basic Game Center Setup On iOS" MacMost 10:14 AM
  • "How to customize or disable Emergency SOS on the Apple Watch" AppleInsider 8:52 AM
  • "How To Set and Reset 'Trust This Computer' on Your iOS Device" MacTrast 8:26 AM
  • "How to clear your browser history on iPhone and iPad" Macworld 7:59 AM
  • "If you want a 'Fortnite' invite for your iPhone, hit up your friends that play" AppleInsider 11:39 AM
  • "What the Weather app icons on iPhone and iPad mean" Apple Must 11:37 AM
  • "Has Apple Dropped the Ball on Siri?" iDrop News 2:22 PM
  • "What we expect from Apple's 'field trip' education event next week" 9to5Mac 12:11 PM
  • "Apple: Are People Sick of Expensive Phones?" Barron's 11:39 AM
  • "Apple rumors: What's coming next!" iMore 11:21 AM
  • "Apple's March 27 event: What to expect and how to watch/Not only does the official invite offer a clue, but the location of Apple's next event gives us a pretty good idea of what to expect." ZDNet 2:06 PM
  • "Grading the rumors — assessing Apple's possible releases at the Chicago event on March 27" AppleInsider 10:33 AM
  • "Why Cambridge Analytica means it's time for an Apple social network" Computerworld 10:02 AM
  • "Gurman: Apple Is Producing MicroLED Displays at Facility in Santa Clara" Daring Fireball 2:05 PM
  • "Apple Makes A Smart Move By Developing Its Own Display Components" Forbes 2:05 PM
  • "Apple won't quit until it owns every important part of the iPhone"  Business Insider 10:12 AM
  • "Apple Exploring Making Its Own Displays for Watches and iPhones: Report" Gizmodo 10:11 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung, Going It Alone (Premium)" Thurrott 8:52 AM
  • "My locked Apple Watch Edition eBay adventure"  iDownload Blog 8:29 AM
  • "Apple's next big display innovation could be microscopically small" Macworld 9:05 AM
  • "Bloomberg: Apple building MicroLED displays for Apple Watch" Six Colors 8:27 AM
  • "Apple's great new iPhone X ad, and the tiny bug it highlights" The Loop 8:24 AM
  • "iOS 11 is such a mess, Apple showcases a bug in latest iPhone X ad: iOS 11 bugs are now so commonplace that they appear in Apple's ads for the iPhone X."  ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "Facebook's massive data breach is 'opening a can of worms'" Business Insider 11:22 AM
  • "The Problem Isn't Cambridge Analytica: Its Facebook" Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "Delete your Facebook: The only way to win the social game is not to play." iMore 8:26 AM
  • "Facebook's floundering response to scandal is part of the problem" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:17 AM
  • "It's time to protect yourself — and your friends — from Facebook" Mashable 8:04 AM
  • "The ROI of AI: How Intelligent Technology Transforms Enterprise Surveillance in the Innovation Age" Gigaom 7:59 AM
  • "Europe's New Privacy Law Will Change The Web, And More" Wired 7:50 AM
  • "If a Facebook exec deletes his tweet, does it still make a sound?" CNET 7:46 AM
  • "Hands-on with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+" ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "'Digital' confusion, disasters ...and opportunities beyond the hype" ZDNet 7:44 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Meet Your Instructors for Photoshop World 2018 – Part V" Layers Magazine 2:22 PM
  • "Fortnite rides a rocket to No. 2 highest-grossing iOS game" VentureBeat 2:03 PM
  • "Stylish poster shows the evolution of Apple computers over the years" Cult of Mac 9:06 AM
  • "Beta Version of Microsoft Edge Browser Hits the iPad" MacTrast 8:25 AM
Computer Industry
  • "World's smallest computer: IBM's fraud-fighter is so tiny it's almost invisible/IBM has big ambitions for its barely visible computer, including helping combat fraud with blockchain tech." ZDNet 10:34 AM
  • "IBM unveils 'world's smallest computer' with blockchain at Think 2018" Mashable 8:05 AM
  • "IBM's tiniest computer is smaller than a grain of rock salt" Engadget 11:23 AM
  • "IBM Expands Analytics Offerings to Aid Companies Leverage AI" Zacks 10:24 AM
  • "Don't like or use Microsoft's Edge browser? Tough, Microsoft plans to make you use it: Microsoft comes up with a new way to foist its unloved and little used Edge web browser on people" V3 12:20 PM
  • "Airbus to abandon Microsoft Office in shift to Google's G Suite" Computing 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft joins group working to 'cure' open-source licensing issues" ZDNet 2:05 PM
  • "Partners to steer Microsoft towards $107 billion 'Intelligent' Cloud market in India" IANS 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Details Windows Machine Learning for Gaming" AnandTech 12:16 PM
  • "Dell CTO Expounds 'Insane' Theory About Enterprise Complexity" Light Reading 8:47 AM
  • "How Dell founder convinced parents to let him drop out of college" Times of India 8:48 AM
  • "HP's CIO Naresh Shanker Successfully Separates And Then Transforms The Company" Forbes 10:37 AM
  • "Intel Board Unanimously Votes To Extend Chair Andy Bryant's Term Until '19" Benzinga 8:42 AM
  • "NVIDIA Announces RTX Technology: Real Time Ray Tracing Acceleration for Volta GPUs and Later" AnandTech 12:16 PM
  • "Nvidia And Microsoft Lay Foundation For Photorealistic Gaming With Real-Time Ray Tracing" Forbes 2:22 PM
  • "Oracle Earnings: What to Watch/Cloud-revenue guidance the past two quarters was below estimates but reset expectations may 'provide room for a beat this quarter'" [Paid Membership Required] 8:06 AM
  • "Oracle Reports Earnings Below 'Key Reversal' Day" Investopedia 8:24 AM
  • "New flexible computer chips could rewire an AI near you: Chipmaker Xilinx is betting its new Everest design will accelerate today's computing chores: and appeal to programmers, not just hardware nerds." CNET 7:45 AM
  • "Xilinx spent $1 billion over 4 years to make adaptable computing chip" VentureBeat 8:11 AM
  • "Arm could eventually be relisted, Softbank hints" Telegraph 10:12 AM
  • "AI is becoming ubiquitous across enterprise software" ZDNet 8:33 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple could command higher multiple if services business grows, says analyst" MarketWatch 2:05 PM
  • "Analyst: 'Apple services snowball — gathering mass'" Apple 3.0 2:22 PM
  • "Apple's stock drops as fears grow over iPhone X sales" Business Insider 1:11 PM
  • "Apple's MicroLED Secret is Out: Will it Upset Display Makers?" Zacks 10:10 AM
  • "Asia screenmakers lower on report Apple testing new screen technology" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:19 AM
  • "Share prices of display makers hit by report of Apple working on microLED production" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow suffers nearly 300-point fall as tech sector slumps on Facebook-led selling: Facebook's shares on track for worst single-session decline in about 4 years" MarketWatch 12:33 PM
  • "Dow Drops 400 Points, Facebook's Plunge Leads to Sharp Losses for Nasdaq: Stocks fall on Monday as Wall Street preps for what could be the first of as many of four rate hikes from the Federal Reserve later this week and Facebook Inc. is in hot water over reports that as many as 50 million of its users may have had their data compromised." TheStreet 12:32 PM
  • "Trade war fears stalk global markets ahead of G20 meeting" Associated Press 8:37 AM
  • "Tech Sector Leads U.S. Stocks Lower: Facebook shares tumble after it said a firm improperly kept data on tens of millions of users" [Paid Membership Required] 10:20 AM
  • "Stocks are getting whacked as Facebook's data breach roils the tech industry" Business Insider 1:12 PM
  • "Google parent Alphabet drops as Tech Stocks get whacked" Business Insider 1:11 PM
  • "Facebook stock plunges amid reports of Trump campaign consultants using unauthorized data from 50M users" GeekWire 12:11 PM
  • "Nikkei lower to start week as political concerns percolate: Friday's boost in oil prices helps energy stocks" MarketWatch 8:37 AM
  • "European stocks build on losses as Micro Focus shares plunge: Software stock Micro Focus loses half its value after CEO exits" MarketWatch 8:36 AM

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