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  • "Why the next iPhone doesn't need to be faster or thinner: The demand for more speed - and for that matter, the 'thin-and-light' craze, or silly 'animoji' nonsense - needs to come to an end. The next iPhone needs to focus on something a lot more fundamental."  ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Apple Has More Positive Impact on Society than Microsoft: A new survey reveals that Amazon has the most positive impact on society out of all technology companies, scoring substantially higher than all of its rivals."  Softpedia 7:59 AM
  • "EU launches in-depth probe into Apple's purchase of Shazam: Brussels has opened an in-depth investigation into Apple's purchase of Shazam on Monday, delaying the iPhone maker's $400m deal for the music-recognition service."  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:29 AM
  • "EU Probe Puts Apple's Shazam Deal at Risk: EU says concerned Apple could use Shazam data to hamper rivals"  Bloomberg 11:28 AM
  • "Apple's Shazam deal faces European probe" BBC 11:28 AM
  • "EU hits pause on Apple's deal to buy Shazam" CNNMoney 11:29 AM
  • "Apple Sued An Independent Norwegian Repair Shop In Bid To Monopolize Repair — And Lost"  Techdirt 7:59 AM
  • "Morgan Stanley Piles On Apple, Lowers iPhone Shipment Forecast" PYMNTS 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Has Notified WWDC 2018 Scholarship Winners" MacTrast 7:40 AM
  • "Balance Color, White Balance & Match Color" FCPXtv 7:16 AM
  • "11+ Mac keyboard skills to learn today" Computerworld 6:45 AM
  • "How to Enable Markup Annotation Tools in macOS" MacRumors 7:40 AM
  • "How to take a screenshot on a Mac: Lost without Print Screen? Here are 3 ways to take a screenshot on your Mac" Digital Trends 8:00 AM
  • "14 Tips To Get the Most From Mac Reminders" MacMost 10:43 AM
  • "Quicken 2018's subscription isn't really a subscription" The Robservatory 9:34 AM
Press Releases
  • "Prizmo 3.5 (Mac) - Many new features for the 9th anniversary of the app." Creaceed 9:26 AM
  • "Aquarius Computer releases TurnTable 3.0 – The Next iTunes, for People who Dream" Acquarius Computer 9:05 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Legacy iPhone Sales Squeeze New Models: Oldest Models, Including 6S, 6S Plus, SE Continue to Sell Well" [2-page Word document] CIRP 11:30 AM
  • "Report: iPhone X demand slows as iPhone 8 and 8 Plus mix climbs in March quarter" 9to5Mac 11:51 AM
  • "Amazon is (apparently) doing more than Apple to improve society" Cult of Mac 9:35 AM
  • "Top Apple, Google, and Samsung smartphones hit game monetization records" ["Edinburgh and San Francisco-based DeltaDNA said that the study found the Apple iPhone X, as well as the latest smartphone models from Google and Samsung, is achieving game monetization numbers that are up to 270 percent above the industry average. Players using the newest phones are spending in greater numbers than ever before."]  VentureBeat 7:22 AM
  • "Apple to Close Last Remaining Apple Watch Pop-Up Shop Next Month" MacRumors 7:31 AM
  • "The world's last Apple Watch pop-up will be closing in a few weeks" Digital Trends 7:43 AM
  • "Streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify helping to turn around global record industry" AppleInsider 10:21 AM
  • "Apple reveals hidden UK engineering team and introduces them to children to inspire them to become engineers" The Independent 9:28 AM
  • "Apple Celebrates Turkish Children's Day With Self-Portraits Created Using iPad and Apple Pencil" MacRumors 10:21 AM
  • "Apple honors Turkish Children's Day by sharing portraits made with iPad" iMore 11:59 AM
  • "Florida police attempt to use dead man's finger to unlock his smartphone" AppleInsider 9:33 AM
  • "Customer captures Apple store robbery on smartphone" TechSpot 7:55 AM
  • "Verne Troyer, star of Apple's Powerbook commercials, dies aged 49" AppleInsider 10:21 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: App Store hits 1 billion downloads" Cult of Mac 7:37 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Mysterious cyber worm targets medical systems, is found on X-ray machines and MRI scanners" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "Facebook's Ties With Kogan and Cambridge Were Even Cozier Than We Thought" Slate 11:49 AM
  • "Amazon and Netflix join Hollywood to lob sueball at 'Kodi' service SetTV" The Register 9:34 AM
  • "OpenSignal: Wi-Fi use drops as U.S. carriers embrace unlimited mobile data plans" VentureBeat 8:58 AM
  • "T-Mobile has upgraded its LTE coverage in hundreds of new sites" The Verge 8:57 AM
  • "The untold story of how the XPS 13 defied odds to become the world's best laptop" Digital Trends 7:43 AM
  • "What do Google execs think about regulation, privacy, and the future of their ad business? Time to find out." Recode 11:29 AM
  • "Forget Facebook, Google hoards even more of your personal data" BGR 7:40 AM
  • "Hackers may have used your Gmail address for spam, but they didn't hack your account" BGR 7:40 AM
  • "Gmail spam mystery: Why have secure accounts started spamming themselves?" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Net neutrality is officially dead. Now what? The FCC has taken the final step in erasing the 2015 rules protecting the internet. Here's what you need to know." CNET 7:29 AM
  • "Facebook delays smart speaker launch to October" ["Meanwhile, Apple's HomePod is reportedly suffering from weak sales, causing the US-based vendor to dramatically cut related orders to the supply chain, down from 500,000 units a month to only 200,000, the sources noted."]  DigiTimes 7:38 AM
  • "Apple cuts HomePod orders by more than half" Cult of Mac 7:38 AM
  • "There's still hope for the iPhone 5s to run iOS 12, its fifth potential major update" Pocketnow 7:56 AM
  • "TSMC may post record profits for 2018 on 7nm volume production: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is likely to score record profits for 2018 as the company will be gradually ramping up volume production of 7nm process in the second half of the year to fulfill lucrative orders from Apple for fabricating A12 application processors for its 2018 new iPhone models and from Quacomm for processing its new-generation smartphone chips, according to industry sources." DigiTimes 7:34 AM
  • "Apple's A12 chip production using 7nm process from TSMC expected for 2018 iPhone releases" AppleInsider 7:40 AM
  • "13-inch MacBook Pro battery replacement program FAQ: What it is and how to use it" Macworld 10:22 AM
  • "Some Apple laptops have an expanding battery problem — and you may be able to get it replaced for free" Business Insider 10:22 AM
  • "Apple Replacing 13-inch MacBook Pro Batteries: What to Do" LAPTOP Magazine 7:40 AM
  • "Apple launches battery replacement program for 13" MacBook Pro without Touch Bar" iDownload Blog 7:40 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:21 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:21 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:21 AM

  • "Apple Watch vs. Fitbit Versa: How to choose? We tested the new Fitbit Versa alongside the Apple Watch Series 3 to find out their strengths and weaknesses as smartwatches and fitness trackers." CNET 7:29 AM
  • "We put the last 4 iPhones through a battery beatdown" Digital Trends 10:31 AM
  • "Review: OneAdaptr's EVRI & Flip World ultra-portable chargers make for a great travel setup" 9to5Mac 8:32 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The best calculator apps for the iPhone and iPad: You can do better than Apple's default calculator app." Macworld 7:31 AM
  • "How to speed up Apple Watch software updates dramatically" iDownload Blog 11:34 AM
  • "How to Stop Apps From Disappearing on Your iPhone or iPad" MakeUseOf 8:00 AM
  • "How to change your Apple Watch band" TechRadar UK 7:56 AM
  • "iPhone X Study Follow Up"  Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:33 AM
  • "Amazon's Vesta Project Means it's Time For Apple to Step Up its Robot Game" The Mac Observer 10:22 AM
  • "iOS 11.2.6 Userspace Security Research Platform In Development, Here's What It Could Mean For Jailbreakers" Redmond Pie 10:21 AM
  • "Chat: Google's big shot at killing Apple's iMessage" The Loop 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Will Keep Buying iPhone OLED Screens From Samsung, But Is That A Problem?" Tech Times 7:56 AM
  • "Why Amazon's home robots aren't a stretch: All the infrastructure, ecosystem via AWS is in place" ZDNet 11:49 AM
  • "Support group for writers of end-user license agreements" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 6:37 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "NetBase Report Reveals United Kingdom's Most Loved Brands" [Apple #6] Business Wire 11:50 AM
  • "Twitterrific update improves direct messaging and keyboard support" Cult of Mac 11:49 AM
  • "First Apple HomeKit window air conditioner hits US market in time for summer" AppleInsider 11:49 AM
  • "Snapseed photo editing app updated to support iPhone X" 9to5Mac 11:49 AM
  • "J. Cole breaks Apple Music's first-day streaming record in the US" The Verge 9:35 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of April 23: David Cox, iMovie, Apple Pencil, and ProRes Raw" The MUG Center 8:55 AM
  • "50+ Awesome high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S9, Pixel 2 XL, iPhone X, Huawei P20 Pro, and others" phoneArena 7:56 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Three Changes to Look for in Windows 10 April 2018 Update" Softpedia 10:00 AM
  • "Zero-Day Flaw in Internet Explorer Allows Hackers to Infect Windows PCs" Softpedia 9:58 AM
  • "Amazon's Last Chance: If It Doesn't Catch #1 Microsoft In The Cloud In Q1, It Never Will" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "Windows Defender System Guard in Windows 10 Spring Creators Update" gHacks 9:56 AM
  • "Windows 10 'April Update' Expected to Launch This Week" Softpedia 9:55 AM
  • "IBM Trials Blockchain Powered Trade Finance Platform with International Banks" BTC Manager 9:39 AM
  • "Can you pass IBM's test for entry-level roles?" Popular Science 9:39 AM
  • "No large tax bill sees IBM Australia pocket AU$40m 2017 profit" ZDNet 9:38 AM
  • "CEOs from HP Inc and Lenovo to join 2018 Canalys Channels Forums" Canlys 9:36 AM
  • "It's a Pivotal moment: Dell's cloudy soft limb hits the stock market" The Register 9:35 AM
  • "Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus and Home Assistant Pack review: A middling tablet is a poor Alexa speaker" PCWorld 8:25 AM
  • "Samsung beats Intel in booming 2017, but only just" eeNews 9:32 AM
  • "Intel Crimson Canyon NUC spotted in benchmarks, photos" Hexus 9:31 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE and Ryzen 3 2200GE pop up with 35-W TDPs" The Tech Report 9:28 AM
  • "2nd-gen Ryzen review, AMD takes on Nvidia's GPP, and more | The Full Nerd Ep. 48" PCWorld 9:27 AM
  • "AMD's Combat Crate is locked and loaded with a CPU, graphics card and motherboard" TechRadar UK 9:27 AM
  • "The AMD Combat Crate Is The 'Ultimate Arsenal For Gamers' GPU, CPU And Motherboard All In One Box" SegmentNext 9:26 AM
  • "[Leak] AMD to Fight Miners With Combat Crates – GPU, CPU & Motherboard in One Box" WCCFTech 9:26 AM
  • "AMD launches low-power Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE with integrated Vega graphics" Computing 9:26 AM
  • "AMD's low-power Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE chips come with Vega graphics" The Inquirer 9:26 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2800X could square up against Intel's 8-core Coffee Lake CPU" TechRadar UK 9:27 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen CPU release dates, specs and price: AMD hints at Ryzen 7 2800X plan to counter 8-core Intel Coffee Lake CPUs" V3 9:25 AM
  • "AMD plans Ryzen 7 2800X CPU to take on Intel's 8-core Coffee Lake chips" The Inquirer 9:25 AM
  • "AMD promises AGESA fix for 2nd Gen Ryzen glitches" bit-tech 9:25 AM
  • "Aftermarket Cooling Solution For AMD Ryzen Will Void Its Warranty, Here Is Why It Doesn't Make Any Sense" SegmentNext 9:25 AM
  • "AMD adds energy-efficient Ryzen 3 2200GE, Ryzen 5 2400GE APUs" Hexus 9:25 AM
  • "REVIEWS: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Review" TechSpot 9:24 AM
  • "AMD Removes Six 1st gen Ryzen Procs from Lineup" Guru3D 9:24 AM
  • "Oracle to demand business users buy licence to run Java SE 8 from next year" Computing 9:20 AM
  • "Cisco wants channel to invest in own IP" Channel Eye 9:18 AM
  • "Single single-sign-on SNAFU threatens three Cisco products" The Register 9:18 AM
  • "Cisco Enhances Webex to Include More of What You Do Everyday to Get Great Work Done" Al Bawaba 9:18 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Inc's Growth Prospects Look Exhausted" InvestorPlace 7:43 AM
  • "Apple's Share Price: A Message To FX Traders" Investing 7:59 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stock futures try to shake off rising bond yields: Hasbro, Halliburton and Google parent Alphabet are on the earnings docket" MarketWatch 8:55 AM
  • "Stocks Rise as Bond Yields Inch Closer to 3% Threshold: Stocks rise Monday but in cautious trading as benchmark 10-year Treasury notes inch closer to 3%." TheStreet 8:55 AM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher on Wall Street" Associated Press 8:54 AM
  • "Global stocks looking for direction in flat start to week" Associated Press 8:54 AM
  • "Treasury Yield Nears 3%; Stocks Edge Up: 10-Year moves higher as recent rise in oil prices boosts inflation expectations" [Paid Membership Required] 8:54 AM
  • "Hong Kong stocks pull back as Apple suppliers extend losses" Nikkei 7:59 AM
  • "Asian markets get week off to a slow start: Taiwan Semiconductor shares extend losses" MarketWatch 8:54 AM
  • "European stocks struggle as PMIs fail to provide a lift" MarketWatch 8:54 AM

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