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Is it a case of too little too late for Apple "to win back students and teachers from Google and Microsoft Corp" with cheaper iPads?

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Is it a case of too little too late for Apple "to win back students and teachers from Google and Microsoft Corp" with cheaper iPads? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Friday Highlights: Mark Gurman's sources say Apple's Chicago event aims to win back teachers, students with less expensive iPads, and in the wings, new MacBook Air—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; CNBC cites Bank of America analyst's prediction "Apple is working with suppliers on a foldable phone" set for a 2020 launch; Mozilla says Firefox will "tackle bad ads, breach alerts, auto-play videos" this year; iMore has a fix if you're having trouble running Boot Camp in High Sierra; Apple clearly paying attention to iOS 11 bugs, fixes iPhone X advertisement; Goldman will help Ireland by managing Apple's multi-billion tax repayment; Zuckerberg called to testify to Congress on Cambridge Analytica scandal; Tekz24 blog out of India claims iPhone SE 2 will be made in India, but won't launch at WWDC; don't get AirDrop? Jonny Evans has a primer for you.

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  • "Apple Tries to Win Back Students and Teachers With Low-Cost iPad: Apple Inc. is preparing to introduce new low-cost iPads and education software next week in a bid to win back students and teachers from Google and Microsoft Corp." ["A new, cheaper MacBook laptop is in the works and likely destined to replace the MacBook Air at a price less than $1,000, but it probably won't be ready in time for next week, the people said."]  Bloomberg 7:09 AM
  • "Apple's 'field trip' event aims iPad at Chromebook territory: The company will host an education event on Tuesday to talk up its efforts in schools. Will it be enough to stop the rise of Google and its Chromebooks?" CNET 7:16 AM
  • "Apple could be announcing a new cheap iPad" TechCrunch 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Is About to Release a Cheaper iPad to Take on Microsoft and Google" Time 10:18 AM
  • "Apple Will Depend on Services for Revenue Growth: Morgan Stanley" Investopedia 7:11 AM
  • "Apple is working on a 'foldable' iPhone for release in 2020, says Bank of America" ["'Our checks also suggest that Apple is working with suppliers on a foldable phone (that potentially could double up as a tablet) for launch in 2020,' the firm says."]  CNBC 7:23 AM
  • "Technology education for the masses could be Apple's next big thing"  Macworld 7:08 AM
  • "Apple's WWDC 2018 Ticket Lottery Ends, Winners Now Receiving Confirmation Emails" MacRumors 3:06 PM
  • "WWDC 2018 ticket lottery concludes, Apple sending emails to the victors" AppleInsider 3:06 PM
  • "Chrome 66 will try to block unwanted noisy autoplaying video" Ars Technica 3:06 PM
  • "Firefox in 2018: We'll tackle bad ads, breach alerts, auto-play video, says Mozilla" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Can't run Boot Camp in High Sierra? Here's the fix!" iMore 9:32 AM
  • "Review: Sonarworks True-Fi DSP Reference Headphone App" iLounge 11:12 AM
  • "Video: As Dropbox IPO goes live, should you consider switching to iCloud Drive?" AppleInsider 8:22 AM
  • "How to increase your editing options in Photos for macOS by using app extensions" AppleInsider 11:35 AM
  • "How to customize text in Safari for Mac" Cult of Mac 3:08 PM
  • "Using Find In the Terminal to Locate Files" MacMost 10:34 AM
  • "Stupid Terminal Tricks: The Dancing ASCII Party Parrot" OS X Daily 3:33 PM
Press Releases
  • "Maintain releases Cocktail 11.5 (High Sierra Edition)" Maintain 11:49 AM
  • "Autodesk Intros AutoCAD 2019—New Industry Toolsets, Flexible Licensing and new Web Version" Architosh 8:01 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple fixes buggy iPhone X ad before fixing the actual iOS 11 bug" The Verge 9:42 AM
  • "Jimmy Iovine has admitted that he's moving to a consulting role at Apple" Business Insider 7:07 AM
  • "Police are reportedly using dead people's fingerprints to unlock their iPhones" Business Insider 6:58 AM
  • "Goldman Chosen to Help Manage Apple's Tax Billions for Ireland" Bloomberg 7:21 AM
  • "Ireland chooses investment firms to manage Apple cash" Reuters 7:24 AM
  • "Steve Jobs tried to warn Mark Zuckerberg about privacy in 2010"  Quartz 11:22 AM
  • "Facebook Rises In App Store During Its Week Of Crisis" BuzzFeed 3:05 PM
  • "MSNBC & Vox's Recode announce town hall with Apple's Tim Cook" NBC News 3:07 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to Appear on MSNBC on April 6" MacRumors 3:06 PM
  • "Tim Cook to co-chair China Development Forum this weekend amidst international tariff threats" 9to5Mac 7:11 AM
  • "Apple proposes new emojis to represent people with disabilities" TechCrunch 12:46 PM
  • "Apple Just Proposed 13 New Emojis With Disabilities" BuzzFeed 12:46 PM
  • "Steven Soderbergh's all-iPhone movie Unsane makes a poor showing for the iPhone 7: Soderbergh has been touting the iPhone as the future of moviemaking, but the results onscreen speak for themselves"  The Verge 3:06 PM
  • "Kuo: Android devices to rely on alternate 3D sensing tech after iPhone X takes early lead with TrueDepth" AppleInsider 7:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "YouTube is still plagued with disturbing kids videos: The company says it's working to fix the problem." Engadget 11:35 AM
  • "Could Google's 'Smart Sound' be more than just a gimmick? We asked audio professionals to weigh in on Google's latest AI feat." Engadget 10:19 AM
  • "Guccifer 2.0's connection to Russian intelligence confirmed by opsec fail: 'Hacktivist' logged into a social media account from an IP address at GRU HQ in Moscow." Ars Technica 11:11 AM
  • "DNC hacker Guccifer 2.0 isn't a naughty boy. He's a member of Russian military intelligence: Guccifer 2.0 claimed to be a lone Romanian hacker - until a schoolboy error gave him, her or them away" V3 8:15 AM
  • "Hacker vs hacker: This cryptojacking malware kills off its rivals to ensure maximum profit" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg gets his wish to testify on Cambridge Analytica" Mashable 10:19 AM
  • "Facebook: 'We've been caught flat-footed'" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:54 AM
  • "Facebook hit with shareholder lawsuits over data misuse crisis" TechCrunch 7:07 AM
  • "OK, you've deleted Facebook, but is your data still out there?" MoneyWatch 6:58 AM
  • "MacVoices #18078: Michael E. Cohen Helps You Take Control Of Pages On The Mac, On iOS, And On The Web" MacVoices 2:41 PM
  • "Awesome Terminal Alternatives and Tips -TMO Daily Observations 2018-03-23" The Mac Observer 12:44 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 165: microLED future, Apple ad ups and downs, March event predictions" 9to5Mac 9:42 AM
  • "Unsane actor says iPhone movie removes barriers for filmmakers" Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
  • "New hardware at Apple's surprise education event? Catch our expectations on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:15 AM
  • "Storyboarding for Hollywood on iPad Pro" [Podcast] iMore 7:56 AM
  • "AppleInsider Podcast interviews Annemarie Dooling on Facebook, T. Greg Doucette on warrrants to Google, iPhones and more" AppleInsider 7:29 AM
  • "Apple iPhone SE 2, Don't Expect it on 27th March" ["iPhone SE 2 will be a 'Made in India' smartphone and Apple will completely assemble it here in India, but the launch has been shifted due to government policies and some other restrictions. So, we are gathering more information from our sources about the current timeline and we will know about its launch date very soon. For now, we can clearly say that there will be no iPhone SE 2 at WWDC on 27th March."]  Tekz24 9:29 AM
  • "Sketchy report says iPhone SE 2 to be manufactured exclusively in India" 9to5Mac 9:32 AM
  • "Questionable report claims 'iPhone SE 2' built solely in India, launch held up by government" AppleInsider 10:19 AM
  • "First iPhone with foldable display by could launch in 2020, says analyst" AppleInsider 9:41 AM
  • "Apple may be making a foldable iPhone within the next two years" The Verge 9:41 AM
  • "KGI: Cheaper 9.7-inch iPad will likely support Apple Pencil, cause sales to double in 2018" 9to5Mac 12:50 PM
  • "New iPad with Apple Pencil compatibility expected to be 70 percent of 2018 sales" AppleInsider 1:05 PM
  • "Sharp to expand IGZO, OLED panel production capacity" ["Sharp will adjust the ratios of LTPS and IGZO panels at its 6G fab, depending on market demand, said the sources, noting that Sharp is aiming to secure IGZO panel orders from Apple for its iPad devices."] DigiTimes 7:08 AM
  • "Report: Sharp looking to secure display orders for new iPad models" 9to5Mac 7:08 AM
  • "Sharp seeking iPad business, reportedly prioritizing OLED & IGZO panel production line change" AppleInsider 8:04 AM
  • "Android smartphones vendors turning to in-display fingerprint scanners" ["This, coupled with lackluster sales performance of iPhone X devices and worries about the possible patent infringement by their in-house developed 3D sensors, has dampened the willingness of China smartphone vendors to incorporate 3D face recognition modules into their devices dedicated for international markets"] DigiTimes 9:46 AM
  • "Apple rivals still pushing for fingerprint-scanning displays" Cult of Mac 9:47 AM
  • "Apple to fix iOS11 bug that enables Siri to read hidden notifications" V3 7:16 AM
  • "Apple's Mixed Reality Headset Part 2: A 3D Document Editing and Viewing System" Patently Apple 11:50 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:47 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:47 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:47 AM

  • "Review: iDevices Instant Switch" iLounge 3:08 PM
  • "How to customize Mail swipe gestures on iPhone" Cult of Mac 1:05 PM
  • "How to scan and fax from your iPhone: Faxing is definitely back-in-the-day, but when you need it, you need it. Here are some useful apps that will help you make retro connections to old-school organizations." ZDNet 9:30 AM
  • "How to repair or replace your HomePod" iMore 8:34 AM
  • "iOS: Why does Apple ask for your passcode when setting up two-factor authentication? Apple doesn't clearly explain why it asks for it. Fortunately, Apple doesn't posses it." Macworld 7:15 AM
  • "How to get all of the Apple Watch Activity achievements: Trying to snag every Activity badge? Here's a full list of every achievement and what you need to do to get it." Macworld 7:08 AM
  • "Air travel has become worse than ever — and the iPhone is to blame" Business Insider 3:32 PM
  • "Apple's future services: movies, medical, ride-sharing, more" Apple Must 12:49 PM
  • "What to Expect at Apple's 'Let's Take a Field Trip' Educational Event on March 27" MacRumors 3:32 PM
  • "Cheaper iPads Can't Solve Apple's Education Problem" The Mac Observer 3:31 PM
  • "Apple's Chicago Event Will Mark a Milestone in the Evolution of Its Education Strategy" MacStories 12:47 PM
  • "Gurman: Apple plans iBooks update" Six Colors 11:51 AM
  • "Why You Should (and Shouldn't) Be Excited About a Folding iPhone" Gizmodo 11:11 AM
  • "Forget the iPhone, Apple's next big revenue boost may come from its range of services" BGR 9:32 AM
  • "The New Products We Expect at Apple's Education Event" LAPTOP Magazine 7:16 AM
  • "How to keep AI from dulling your brain" VentureBeat 3:08 PM
  • "Is Your Smart Speaker Spying on You?" Intego 10:36 AM
  • "Let's stop pretending Facebook cares" Engadget 3:07 PM
  • "Deleting Facebook won't fix our privacy nightmare" Mashable 11:35 AM
  • "Facebook has gotten too big for Mark Zuckerberg" CNNMoney 9:32 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple's Chicago Education Event Will Not Be Live-Streamed According to the Apple TV Special Events App" MacStories 3:32 PM
  • "All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - March 23rd" 148Apps 10:18 AM
  • "Smartphone Shipment & Revenue Forecasts in China 2018-2022 - Shipments Will Rise by +1.2% CAGR to Reach 468 Million in 2022 -" Business Wire 7:29 AM
  • "Apple CarPlay, Qi wireless charging arrive in 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback" AppleInsider 7:09 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft admits Windows 10 didn't overtake Windows 7 when it originally claimed" BetaNews 12:44 PM
  • "Microsoft Announces New Products, Capabilities With Update" FOXBusiness 8:48 AM
  • "Tech Giant Microsoft Signs Largest Corporate Solar Agreement In The Us" The Climate Group 8:46 AM
  • "Windows 10 Is Twice as Safe as Windows 7 for Home Users" Softpedia 8:45 AM
  • "Report Alleges IBM Age Discrimination With Layoffs" Silicon UK 8:30 AM
  • "IBM Hit With Massive Age Discrimination Charges, Undermining CEO Rometty" 24/7 Wall St. 8:30 AM
  • "IBM breaks law by allegedly firing older workers for young ones, report says" Digital Trends 8:30 AM
  • "IBM just unveiled the world's smallest computer and it's smaller than a grain of salt" Naija Tech Guy 8:31 AM
  • "IBM Could Be a Dark Horse in the Virtual Assistant Market" The Motley Fool 8:31 AM
  • "IBM joins Imarticus to launch AI-oriented courses to train the workforce of tomorrow" Financial Express 8:31 AM
  • "IBM Think 2018 Postmortem: Making incumbent enterprises great again" ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "Our Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) video review explains exactly why we love this laptop" Windows Central 8:24 AM
  • "Dell EMC launches 'open' virtual networking platform" ITP Technology 8:24 AM
  • "Dell EMC unveils new certifications to validate IT skills" ITP Technology 8:23 AM
  • "Intel University names the top college game projects at GDC 2018" VentureBeat 12:42 PM
  • "How A Boise Company Thrives In The Global Chip Business" Wired 8:22 AM
  • "New Final Fantasy XV Update Adds Support For AMD Phenom II Processors, Kind Of Fixes Performance Degradation" SegmentNext 8:20 AM
  • "42 AMD and Intel CPUs review: Which processor is best?" Hardware.Info 8:20 AM
  • "AMD Makes Available the 18.Q1.1 FirePro and Radeon Pro Enterprise Driver" Softpedia 8:19 AM
  • "Java 11 roadmap: The new features you can expect" InfoWorld 8:07 AM
  • "Goldman predicts 'significant' returns at Cisco, adds to top stock list" CNBC 8:14 AM
  • "The best way to adopt the cloud: Short sprints vs. big bang" InfoWorld 8:06 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stock market struggles to recover as investors wrestle with China-U.S. trade tensions: China fires retaliatory salvo against U.S. tariffs" MarketWatch 10:22 AM
  • "Dow Trades Higher as Nike and Boeing Power Gains: Stocks are mixed on Friday, with Nike shares giving a lift to the Dow Jones Industrial Average and with Wall Street attempting to shake off Donald Trump's move to slap tariffs on up to $60 billion worth of China-made goods." TheStreet 10:21 AM
  • "Stocks open mixed as investors look past trade-war concerns" FOXBusiness 10:21 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Stabilize After Selloff: Overseas markets sell off following Thursday's tumble on increased trade concerns" [Paid Membership Required] 10:20 AM
  • "Asian stocks plunge as Trump's trade war heats up: Markets in Japan, Hong Kong fall in wake of U.S. tariffs" MarketWatch 8:27 AM
  • "European stocks slide to 1-year low as U.S.-China trade tensions spook traders: Stoxx 600 set for worst week since early February selloff" MarketWatch 8:27 AM

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