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  • "Jimmy Iovine's Planned Exit From Apple Music Raises Leadership Questions: The music executive and Beats co-founder will step back from daily involvement with Apple's streaming-music business" [Paid Membership Required] 7:53 AM
  • "Designed in California, made in China: how the iPhone skews U.S. trade deficit"  Reuters 8:26 AM
  • "Did Apple's Slowdown of Aging iPhones Affect Investors?" Market Realist 8:48 AM
  • "Review: Spotless for Mac – Keep Your Files Organized" MacTrast 8:27 AM
  • "How to boot a Mac in Recovery Mode" Macworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "How to Group Mac App Icons More Prominently in Your Dock" MacRumors 8:02 AM
  • "How Time Machine and other backups handle email" Macworld 7:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "Excel Software Ships FileMaker, Xojo and Xcode Plugins for Software Protection and Licensing" Excel Software 7:45 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "What will Apple announce at its Chicago education event? Taking some cues from the last time Apple held an education event." Macworld 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's March 27 education event in Chicago (live blog)" CNET 7:55 AM
  • "Apple and IBM want to make app making easier" [Video Report] USA Today 8:41 AM
  • "After Cambridge Analytica scandal, publishers see Apple News as a solid alternative to being burned by Facebook, Google" AppleInsider 7:57 AM
  • "LinkedIn Top Companies 2018: Where the U.S. wants to work now" [Apple #6] LinkedIn 8:42 AM
  • "Apple climbs LinkedIn's 2018 top companies to work list, sits in sixth place" AppleInsider 8:42 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Affectiva launches emotion tracking AI for drivers in autonomous vehicles" VentureBeat 8:40 AM
  • "The eSports competitive video gaming market continues to grow revenues & attract investors" Business Insider 8:39 AM
  • "Scoop: Zuckerberg finally plans to speak" Axios 8:36 AM
  • "Academic who collected 50 million Facebook profiles: 'We thought we were doing something normal'/Aleksandr Kogan passed his dataset on to Cambridge Analytica, but now says he is being scapegoated" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Intego Mac Podcast: Which Hard Drive Is Best for Your Mac?" Intego Mac Podcast 8:02 AM
  • "Apple next-generation 5.85-inch OLED iPhone MBOM much lower than iPhone X, says Digitimes Research" DigiTimes 7:53 AM
  • "Second-Generation iPhone X Estimated to Cost Apple Up to 10% Less to Manufacture" MacRumors 7:54 AM
  • "Apple may have fixed the thing keeping people from buying the iPhone X" BGR 8:18 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:45 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:45 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:45 AM

  • "How to roam on your iPhone: Traveling abroad? Here's how to use your iPhone anywhere." iMore 8:12 AM
  • "Deleting Facebook? You'd better delete these accounts too" The Outline 8:44 AM
  • "Don't want to #DeleteFacebook? Opt out of Platform API sharing instead — here's how" BetaNews 8:04 AM
  • "Keep Facebook From Giving Away Your Data: The Ultimate Guide" iMore 8:02 AM
  • "How to delete your Facebook account completely on your iPhone or Mac" AppleInsider 7:56 AM
  • "How to delete your Home data or reset your accessories" Apple World Today 7:45 AM
  • "3 Ways Apple Inc. Can Improve the iPhone X's Screen" The Motley Fool 8:26 AM
  • "iOS 11 is Apple's Vista: How can the iPhone and iPad operating system keep going so wrong?"  Computerworld 7:55 AM
  • "Next iPad and 2018 iPad Pro: All the rumors on specs, price, release date" CNET 7:55 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (49): Apple Comments; Facebook Analytica; and the Measured Pacing of Film" eXtensions 7:44 AM
  • "The New Dell XPS 13 Is Like The MacBook, But Better" CRN 8:45 AM
  • "The Unraveling of Facebook" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:26 AM
  • "Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and our personal data" BetaNews 8:04 AM
  • "Google and Facebook can't help publishers because they're built to defeat publishers" Recode 7:57 AM
  • "What have we learned about Facebook that we didn't already know?"  Gigaom 7:54 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "This Android, iOS virtual tailor wants to cut out millions of online clothing returns" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Watch Gets New Spring Collection of Bands, Available to Order Later This Month" MacRumors 8:02 AM
  • "New Apple Watch bands feature spring colors and styles" Apple 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Pay Adds 25 More U.S. Banks and Credit Unions to its Rolls, Adds Bunq in Italy and Spain" MacTrast 8:01 AM
  • "Just Mobile's ShutterGrip is a great addition to an iPhone-grapher's toolkit" Apple World Today 7:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows Has a Plan to Make Its Update System a Little Less Garbage" Gizmodo 3/20
  • "Microsoft is going to make the Windows update process slightly less terrible" BGR 3/20
  • "Microsoft wants to force Windows 10 Mail users to love Edge: Thin end of the Edge" Alphr 3/20
  • "Windows 10: Movie-grade, real-time 3D graphics near with DirectX Raytracing API" ZDNet 3/20
  • "Microsoft delivers first test build of Windows Server 2019" ZDNet 3/20
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2 15in review: Expensive hybrid brilliance" Expert Reviews 3/20
  • "Microsoft releases a new app to showcase Surface Hub's features" MSPoweruser 3/20
  • "IBM unveils a computer smaller than even a grain of salt" CIOL 3/20
  • "IBM unveils the world's smallest computer (1mm x 1mm)" Hexus 3/20
  • "IBM's Watson-based voice assistant is coming to cars and smart homes: You'll find it in various devices in the future." Engadget 3/20
  • "IBM launches deep learning as a service inside its Watson Studio" TechCrunch 3/20
  • "IBM launches deep learning as a service (DLaaS) for AI developers: Deep Learning as a Service has unique features, such as Neural Network Modeler, to lower the barrier to entry for all users, not just a few experts" Devdiscourse 3/20
  • "Apple, IBM add machine learning to partnership with Watson-Core ML coupling" TechCrunch 3/20
  • "IBM Watson unveils the AI-infused Watson Assistant. It's no Alexa or Siri" USA Today 3/20
  • "IBM's Watson Assistant lets any company build Alexa-like voice interfaces: You get a voice assistant, and you get a voice assistant, and you..." The Verge 3/20
  • "IBM wants to stick AI tech everywhere with Watson Assistant: Google Assistant and Alexa face a new challenger in the virtual assistant arena" The Inquirer 3/20
  • "IBM brings its Power9 servers with Nvidia GPUs to its cloud" TechCrunch 3/20
  • "IBM Building Power9 Ecosystem to Compete with Intel" eWeek 3/20
  • "Google Patches All Intel Chromebooks Against Spectre Variant 2 with Chrome OS 65: The release also patches some Chromebooks against Meltdown" Softpedia 3/20
  • "Intel shows off the Hades Canyon NUC motherboard" Hexus 3/20
  • "Intel launches Hades Canyon NUC with built in RX Vega" Guru3D 3/20
  • "Intel appoints fifth new independent director in just two years: Risa Lavizzo-Mourey joins the board" PC Retail 3/20
  • "AMD Confirms Chip Vulnerability, Says Report Exaggerated Danger" Bloomberg 3/20
  • "AMD confirms Ryzenfall vulnerabilities, but says they'll be fixed soon via routine BIOS updates" PCWorld 3/20
  • "AMD Says Fix for Newly Disclosed Flaws Coming in Weeks, Won't Impact Performance" Gizmodo 3/20
  • "AMD promises firmware fixes for security processor bugs" Ars Technica 3/20
  • "AMD Radeon 18.3.3 driver adds support for Sea of Thieves and A Way Out" Neowin 3/20
  • "AMD releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.3 Beta drivers" Ocaholic 3/20
  • "HP Envy x2 (Qualcomm) Preview: Here Comes the Future" Thurrott 3/20
  • "HP's tiny laser printers are the length of a pencil" Engadget 3/20
  • "Dell Inc. v. Acceleron, LLC" Lexology 3/20
  • "Dell's tiny 2-in-1 for business has your data locked down" CNET 3/20
  • "Oracle Gets a Bit Cloudier: New program lures more licensing customers to the cloud but at a cost to some visibility" [Paid Membership Required] 3/20
  • "Oracle Rolls Out Java 10 With Features to Boost Developer Productivity" eWeek 3/20
  • "Nimbus smashes SSD records with 100TB monster: Not just that, it's quick too" The Inquirer 3/20
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Industry News
  • "Stock-market futures drift lower as investors await Fed decision: Facebook shares continue to slump" MarketWatch 8:47 AM
  • "Stocks search for direction ahead of Fed rate decision" FOXBusiness 8:47 AM
  • "Global Stocks Pause Ahead of Fed: U.S. futures point to flat opens for the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials" [Paid Membership Required] 8:47 AM
  • "Asian stocks retreat from gains ahead of Fed meeting: Trading volume muted; investors await word on rate hikes" MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "European stocks slip ahead of long-anticipated U.S. rate hike: Shares of home improvement retailer Kingfisher suffer" MarketWatch 8:46 AM

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