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Apple Arcade will be a success. Agree or disagree? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Why the Apple TV+ Event Was So Unusual: There have been good Apple events and bad Apple events since Tim Cook took over as CEO seven and a half years ago, but there has been nothing like today's event. For the first time that I can recall, Apple brought nothing to the table but its power."  Fortune 7:04 AM
  • "Apple felt like a totally different company today: For most of the big new services announced on Monday, Apple supplies only the packaging. 'It was Apple not telling its own story, maybe for the first time,' says one analyst."  Fast Company 6:55 AM
  • "Apple Announces Apple TV+: Will It Succeed In A Crowded Streaming Market?" ["By leveraging Apple's massive global user base, Apple TV+ will succeed. The only question is the extent to which it will make the streaming space bloodier starting in fall, together with the other two top entrants, Disney and Warner Media."]  Forbes 7:12 AM
  • "Apple looks to TV as part of its own digital ecosystem" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:23 AM
  • "Apple unveils media strategy with fanfare but few details" Axios 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Analysts See Potential in Services But Want More Detail" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:06 AM
  • "The Real Choice You Make When You Subscribe to Apple Services"  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:55 AM
  • "How Apple's Event Reveals the Strategic Flaw In Its Thinking"  Forbes 7:05 AM
  • "Apple's Services Event" ["Just as disconcerting was the lack of pricing information: Apple News+ is $9.99, and the Apple Card has no fees...and that's all we know."] Stratechery 8:44 AM
  • "The New Apple Credit Card is Built for Stickiness: The Apple Card is the hardware maker's ultimate loyalty tool"  Investopedia 7:21 AM
  • "Goldman's Apple Card launch leaves questions unanswered" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:23 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs hints that Apple's new credit card will be rolled out internationally" CNBC 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Credit Card to Come With Juicy Rewards - But Only on the iPhone: The digital version of Apple's new credit card with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard will give customers 2% cash back on all purchases made using Apple Pay technology. That could be a tough offer to resist, since the average cash-rewards card pays roughly 1%." TheStreet 7:57 AM
  • "Introducing Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level" Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Drafts for Mac: The MacStories Review" MacStories 8:32 AM
  • "Tracking the Apple macOS Mojave 10.14.4 Update" Rixstep 6:55 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Apple to Begin Dismantling iTunes?"  Kirkville 8:17 AM
  • "I'm glad the Mac got some love at yesterday's 'It's show time' event" Apple World Today 7:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "Jamf Announces Day-Zero Support for All Apple Spring Releases" Jamf 8:41 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple's TV Service Fails to Impress; Device and Content Weaknesses Clearly Evident/According to Strategy Analytics, while Apple TV's new app brings users access to iTunes, a slick new interface, easy sign-up to premium OTT channels, and improved recommendations, its primary benefit is extending the Apple ecosystem beyond the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. Despite this, Apple starts with a huge built-in disadvantage, with only 175 million addressable TVs compared to more than 900 million for Netflix." Business Wire 8:06 AM
  • "Apple TV +: Everything We Know About 'Amazing Stories' And Other Shows – Variety" Variety 8:32 AM
  • "Apple News Plus isn't a good deal for publishers, but it could have been worse: Publishers are getting smarter about making deals with big tech platforms" The Verge 7:28 AM
  • "Apple's news subscription service a mixed bag for publishers" Associated Press 7:24 AM
  • "Apple Arcade brings Apple into gaming with new subscription service" USA Today 7:22 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Huawei announces the P30 and P30 Pro – here are the beefy specs: A whole lotta cameras" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "Facebook, YouTube sued over Christchurch shootings video" BBC 8:57 AM
  • "Google says EU copyright reforms will hurt creative industries" Reuters 8:01 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "AppStories, Episode 104 – OS Wish List Part 2 – HomeKit and Shortcuts" MacStories 8:15 AM
  • "On the eve of our 13th year we get to have some fun talking about Apple's Media Event!" The MT Show 6:54 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple releases iOS 12.2, with Apple News Plus, new Animoji, enhanced AirPlay features" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "iOS 12.2 fixes bug that granted apps hidden access to the microphone" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "AirPods 2 will work on pre-iOS 12.2 firmware, albeit with 'limited' functionality" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patents for a Future iPad Keyboard with Touch Gesture Capabilities & 17 Project Titan Sunroof Assemblies" Patently Apple 8:14 AM
  • "Apple exploring car sunroof system with myriad user-customizable configuration options" AppleInsider 8:44 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple News app crashing for many iPhone and iPad users after updating to iOS 12.2" 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Apple News crashing for some users a day after launch of subscription service" The Verge 8:14 AM
  • "Some Apple News+ subscribers seeing crashes on app launch" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM

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Reviews
  • "BeatsX Earphones review: These Bluetooth earbuds are an ace for bass/If you want the easy pairing of AirPods but without the wonky fits, these may be the earphones for you." Macworld 7:29 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Apple Card first impressions: Terrific version of a terrible business" iMore 8:03 AM
  • "New features in iOS 12.2: Apple News+, new Animoji, new AirPods support, and more [Video] 9to5Mac 7:28 AM
  • "Cassandra -Trust between developer and user: A significant update to the iOS RAW photo-editing app, Darkroom" eXtensions 7:09 AM
Tips
  • "iPhone Not Secure: What does this message mean in Safari?" 9to5Mac 7:28 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Analysis: How Apple Card is poised to accelerate Apple's payments business" Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's services event: Rushed, nebulous and Goldman Sachs?! Frankly, I'm nonplussed/There were a lot of pieces missing amid the light of Apple's alleged new services dawn." ZDNet 8:45 AM
  • "Editorial: Apple is playing the long game with Apple TV+ & Apple Arcade as it always does" AppleInsider 8:42 AM
  • "Why Apple's Just-Announced News Subscription Service Could Be a Hit" The Motley Fool 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Card Highlights Disruption Potential for Tech Industry" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:14 AM
  • "The one and only thing Apple announced that I'm actually excited about" ["Apple Arcade is probably the one service Apple announced on Monday that I think has the best chance of being dead on arrival."] BGR 8:04 AM
  • "Yesterday's Apple event was a whiplash-inducing parade of copycat services"  Digital Trends 8:03 AM
  • "Yesterday's Apple event didn't excite me – how about you?"  9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Apple TV+ isn't a Netflix rival. It's a celebrity-endorsed garnish: And that, for Apple, is exactly what it's meant to be. But will convenience alone be enough for it to compete in a crowded TV market?"  Wired UK 7:58 AM
  • "Here's The Real Reason Apple Claims To Care About Your Privacy" ["Protecting your privacy – or at least saying you do so – also builds trust. It's also a differentiator: If your options are a service that can outline how it protects your data versus one that doesn't guarantee it, which would you choose?"]  Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "Apple event: 10 things you may have missed/Here's what Tim Cook didn't reveal, from Apple Card details to the Arcade game service" The Guardian 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's services bonanza 'sizzle, but little steak' at launch, needs more details says analysts" AppleInsider 7:28 AM
  • "The good, bad and the unknown of Apple's new services" Associated Press 7:24 AM
  • "Apple is trying to become a 'Netflix of everything,' analyst says" CNBC Videos 7:24 AM
  • "Apple TV+ is a natural evolution for the company, analyst says" CNBC Videos 7:21 AM
  • "Apple Reinvents The Credit Card" Forbes 7:12 AM
Non-Apple
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: Four Takes From Apple's March Event" iMore 8:14 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Juggernaut.Case™ Ruggedizes Commercial Smartphones for Law Enforcement" Business Wire 8:06 AM
  • "Two Austrian banks say Apple Pay is at last 'coming soon'" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "You can now enjoy Apple Music on your Chromebook" Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Music for Android updated with revamped 'Browse' tab, Chromebook support" 9to5Mac 7:27 AM
  • "WaterField Unveils iPad Mini Travel Case in New High-Performance Textile" prMac 7:21 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Why Satya Nadella May Be Tech's Best CEO: There's power in embracing technology that's not your own." The Motley Fool 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft's Brad Smith Calls for 'Industrywide' Plan to Fight Extremist Content After Christchurch" Gizmodo 7:07 AM
  • "Adobe, Microsoft to take on Salesforce's marketing software, with LinkedIn as a weapon" Reuters 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft's Chromium version of Edge has leaked all over the internet: Like a celebrity sex tape with tabs" The Inquirer 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser also works great on Windows 7 (screenshots)" MSPoweruser 7:29 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Phone release predicted for 2019: Project Andromeda" Hiptoro 7:29 AM
  • "HPE vs Mike Lynch kicks off in London's High Court this week: Firm seeks $5.1bn from Lynch over the company's failed acquisition of Autonomy" The Inquirer 7:07 AM
  • "HP versus Autonomy: Lynch trial kicks off/Hewlett Packard (HP) opened its trial against former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch in London's High Court yesterday." ICAEW 7:17 AM
  • "HP unveils new line of ENVY and x360 laptops: The new laptops will arrive later this year." Tech Advisor 7:16 AM
  • "AMD's Chips Already in Google's Big Game: and likely already in chipmaker's forecast" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 AM
  • "Google Stadia Will Use AMD GPUs but Not CPUs, AMD Confirms" Gadgets 360 7:18 AM
  • "Watercooled AMD Radeon VII Are Coming And They Could Be Amazing" MegaGames 7:18 AM
  • "Xiaomi announces Mi Notebook Air 2019 with 8th gen Intel processors and fast charging support" MSPoweruser 7:19 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple looks set to disrupt the banking industry with launch of new credit card and currency exchange services" Coin Rivet 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Pay Cash disallowing person-to-person credit card payments, other than with the Apple Card" AppleInsider 7:28 AM
  • "These are the 'low rates' currently available for Apple Card" ["The website notes that: 'Variable APRs range from 13.24% to 24.24% based on creditworthiness. Rates as of March 2019.'"] Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
  • "Funding Apple Pay Cash no longer possible from a credit card" 9to5Mac 7:28 AM
  • "Sell Apple On Its Overpriced, Underwhelming Services" Forbes 7:11 AM

 
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