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Tuesday Highlights: TechCrunch reporting the App Store is being plagued by "scammers ... taking advantage of subscriptions in order to trick users into signing up for expensive and recurring plans"; Apple apologizes to China for account hacks, does clarify that those affected did not enable two-factor authentication—additional reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; settlement in works between Qualcomm and the FTC over antitrust; all signs point to iPhone XR being "massive smash hit"; Market Realist saying "iPhone customer loyalty is on the rise"; New Yorkers rejoice as Apple fixes bagel emoji; MySmartPrice reporting exclusive images of next iPad Pro case; CNET compares cameras of iPhone XS and Pixel 3.

  • "Buffett: Apple product has incredible 'stickiness': Warren Buffett talks about the attraction of Apple's ecosystem."  CNBC Videos 7:05 AM
  • "Behind Buffett's $18 Billion Apple Bet: Increased stake checks many of the boxes of Berkshire Hathaway's biggest investments" [Paid Membership Required] 4:10 PM
  • "Berkshire, Buffett More Than Double Stake in Apple: Bulk of share-buying is done personally by Warren Buffett" [Paid Membership Required] 7:05 AM
  • "Buffett Says Apple Stake Boosted to More Than $18 Billion" Bloomberg 7:19 AM
  • "Tim Cook's Most Notable Hits And Misses As CEO Of Apple" Quora 3:20 PM
  • "Editorial: The future of Steve Jobs' iPad vision for Post-PC computing, part 2"  AppleInsider 6:43 AM
  • "Beware of This Apple iCloud Scam" Fortune 4:40 PM
  • "Apple rolling out macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 4 for Mac" 9to5Mac 3:22 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro Diary: Discovering that adjusting exposure & saturation is as easy as it is with photos" 9to5Mac 10:57 AM
  • "How to manage multiple family members' media within a single Photos library" Macworld 6:44 AM
  • "Logic Pros (101): Understanding Channel Strip controls and navigating Logic's Mixer" 9to5Mac 6:44 AM
  • "How to Customise Your Mac: 15+ Cool Ways to Do It Quickly" Envato Tuts+ 3:20 PM
  • "The flexibility of Audio Hijack 3" Six Colors 2:43 PM
  • "Media Managing Final Cut Pro X Projects with WORX4 X - First Look" 3:22 PM
  • "How to AirDrop from iPhone to Mac" OS X Daily 2:42 PM
  • "How to force empty Trash on your Mac using Terminal" iMore 8:58 AM
  • "Set a Lock Screen Message" MacMost 9:41 AM
  • "How to crash Safari by typing simple words" Mac Kung Fu 2:42 PM
  • "It's Time For An Official 'Hackintosh" Mac360 10:26 AM
Press Releases
  • "1Password for Mac updated with enhanced Touch Bar support, Mac App Store free trial" 9to5Mac 3:21 PM
  • "Mail Converter is a useful email migration tool for macOS" Apple World Today 6:34 AM
  • "TextExpander 6.1.7" TidBITS 6:32 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Nintendo Switch Battery Beats iPads And PlayStation Vita" Forbes 6:56 AM
  • "Samsung tries to out-cool Apple at Oscars" CNET 6:41 AM
  • "2017 'Superbrands' announced" ["British Airways has held off Apple, Microsoft and PayPal to be crowned the top business superbrand of 2017. ... The airline outperformed nearly 1,500 others in the sixteenth annual poll, with Apple retaining second spot and, in its strongest performance since 2011, US tech giant Microsoft moving up to third."] The London Economic 7:26 AM
  • "Apple Store at Pentagon City to Reopen March 4 With Next-Generation Design" MacRumors 6:34 AM
  • "Skipper sets sail with just a iPad for navigation then crashes into a ferry when his wifi fails in a shipping lane" Daily Mail (UK) 6:34 AM
  • "Guy tries to navigate huge 50ft boat with iPad, crashes when it loses Wi-Fi" The Next Web 10:33 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple bids farewell to the Newton" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "One billion hours of YouTube are watched every day" Engadget 9:30 PM
  • "Famous patent troll's lawsuit against Google booted out of East Texas" Ars Technica 7:59 PM
  • "The 5 Jobs Robots Will Take First: Oxford University researchers have estimated that 47% of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. But which ones will robots take first?" Advertising Age 6:44 PM
  • "Internet of Things Teddy Bear Leaked 2 Million Parent and Kids Message Recordings" Motherboard 3:43 PM
  • "FCC chairman says his agency won't review AT&T's Time Warner purchase" Engadget 3:21 PM
  • "MWC 2017: Latest iPhone competitors from Samsung, LG, Motorola, and more" 9to5Mac 3:20 PM
  • "Is phone nostalgia a thing? Judging by this year's Mobile World Congress, it might be" Mashable 10:56 AM
  • "The back of Alcatel's ridiculous new phone lights up to display notifications" TechCrunch 10:24 AM
  • "No, Cellphones Don't Cause Cancer. Probably" Wired 8:11 AM
  • "Oppo could kill phone camera bumps with this new zoom lens design" The Verge 7:43 AM
  • "Samsung's Staedtler stylus is roughly 5,000 times more awesome than the Apple Pencil: Almost a real pencil!"  The Verge 7:18 AM
  • "No data, no delays: Fox pushes movies straight to your phone/Full HD movies, straight to your phone, without eating your data or slowing down your device: it's the dream, and the technology is here." CNET 7:17 AM
  • "AT&T Revamps Unlimited Data Plans with Tethering, Lower Prices" The Mac Observer 10:26 AM
  • "AT&T Announces New Unlimited Data Plan With 10GB of Tethering and $25 Off DirecTV" MacRumors 6:43 AM
  • "FCC puts the brakes on ISP privacy rules it just passed in October" IDG News Service 6:38 AM
  • "FCC rolls back net neutrality ISP transparency rules: Small ISPs will no longer be required to inform customers of their network management practices." IDG News Service 6:38 AM
  • "Sony Really, Really Wants You to Care About Camera Phones" Gizmodo 6:38 AM
  • "Sony quietly came out with the most surprising smartphone of MWC 2017" BGR 6:38 AM
  • "Apple 3.0 Podcast: Ben Bajarin on Apple's secret sauce" Apple 3.0 7:41 PM
  • "Upgrade #130: Ron Has a Pretty Sweet Job" Six Colors 3:20 PM
  • "Hidden iOS features and Siri goes to the movies, again." The MT Show 6:29 AM
  • "10.5-Inch iPad Pro Said to Have 2,224×1,668 Display With Same Pixel Density as 9.7-Inch Model" MacRumors 10:57 AM
  • "Apple backtracks on third-party iPhone screen repairs stance" SlashGear 7:26 AM
  • "Apple might prompt everyone to enable 2-factor authentication" Business Insider 6:55 AM
  • "Apple gets the Upper Hand on Qualcomm Thanks to Intel's CDMA Chips" The Mac Observer 4:11 PM
  • "Download: iOS 10.3 Beta 4 And macOS 10.12.4 Beta 4 Released [Update: watchOS 3.2 As Well] Redmond Pie 2:42 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 10.3 beta 4 for iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 3:22 PM
  • "Apple: iOS Update Fixes Random iPhone Shutdowns/Updating to iOS 10.2.1 may fix the problem." PC Magazine 7:43 AM
  • "Apple TV tvOS 10.1 Jailbreak 'Finally Done', Will Be Available To Download Soon" Redmond Pie 11:02 AM
  • "Apple releases watchOS 3.2 beta 4 for Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 3:22 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM

  • "BeatsX in Blue: First Impressions -Not a Replacement for Air Pods" eXtensions 7:14 AM
  • "Review: Henge Docks Vertical Docking Station For 13-Inch MacBook Air" Forbes 8:31 PM
  • "Review: Live Beacon is the 'no coding required' iBeacon system aimed at small businesses" 9to5Mac 10:33 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Adobe Premiere Clip (for iPhone)" PC Magazine 3:22 PM
  • "How To: change the email address linked to your Apple ID account" AppleInsider 9:08 PM
  • "How to use iTunes Remote to control Home Sharing" iMore 2:41 PM
  • "Here's how to start an emergency fire with your cell phone battery: You're stranded in the woods alone, the sun is going down, and you need to start a fire quickly before it gets too cold. If you still have your cell phone on you, you can start a quick emergency fire. Here's how." Business Insider 10:57 AM
  • "How to Display Status Bar in iOS When Inside a Folder" WCCFTech 7:28 AM
  • "Lock the lock screen out of revealing secrets and listening to Siri: It's easy to forget that convenience can also leak information about you to anyone who can touch your iPhone or iPad." Macworld 6:44 AM
  • "iOS widgets: 6 of the best to replace Apple's own" Cult of Mac 3:22 PM
  • "3 Apple Messages Tips You May Have Missed" Apple Must 8:16 AM
  • "Gates solves Apple vs. Microsoft debate, kinda: During a Reddit Ask Me Anything, Microsoft's co-founder credits Xerox for creating the graphical interface that influenced both him and Apple's Steve Jobs." CNET 4:40 PM
  • "Here's everything we know about Apple's spring iPhone, iPad, and Mac event" 9to5Mac 4:40 PM
  • "The iMessage App Store's Discoverability Problems" MacStories 4:11 PM
  • "Mobile World Congress: Gigabit Wireless and the Anti-iPhone Set" TechNewsWorld 2:42 PM
  • "If Steve Jobs Came Back To Apple Again" NoodleMac 10:26 AM
  • "Why Apple Can't Hear You" Mac360 10:26 AM
  • "How Apple's New Products Are Not Really 'New Products" TeraTalks 10:26 AM
  • "MWC: SoftBank, Apple and the singularity"  Computerworld 7:38 AM
  • "Smartphones as we know them will be dead in five years" ["It's also an age when sub-$200 smartphones are powerful enough for most people and even flagship phones from the likes of Apple and Samsung don't look radically different from their predecessors."]  CNBC 7:06 AM
  • "Was I wrong to think an Apple Watch might improve my life?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 6:42 AM
  • "Will Apple Forego Intel?—Why AMD's New Ryzen Chips Look Smart for Future Macs" Architosh 6:29 AM
  • "The New Plan to Stop Internet Piracy Is Just the Old One on Steroids" Gizmodo 7:07 PM
  • "The Nintendo Switch Is A Technological Work Of Art" Forbes 10:35 AM
  • "Hands On With the Samsung Staedtler S Pencil: Samsung has a stylus which feels just like a fine European pencil. We tried it."  PC Magazine 10:32 AM
  • "Why Nokia's feature phone nostalgia stole the thunder from this year's flagships" TechCrunch 8:55 AM
  • "[Update: Another video!] Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus hands-on video leaked" SamMobile 7:18 AM
  • "Samsung's Staedtler S Pen is more pencil-like than the Apple Pencil" Mashable 7:10 AM
  • "Who the Hell Is Going to Buy Sony's Weird Android Projector?" Gizmodo 6:38 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Dubset raises $4M to legalize remixes for Spotify and Apple Music" TechCrunch 4:40 PM
  • "Apple and SAP launching enterprise Cloud Platform SDK for iOS next month, SAP Academy training now available" 9to5Mac 3:23 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of February 27: Adam Christianson, iPhone Camera, and Time Lapse Photography" The MUG Center 9:41 AM
  • "XojoApp Software Components for Xojo Developers" prMac 7:31 AM
  • "Best Fitness Apps For Getting (And Staying) In Shape: Whether on Android or iOS, apps help keep track of your health, and can even make workouts fun." [Slideshow] Popular Mechanics 7:24 AM
  • "Santander Boosts Client Experience with Enterprise iOS Apps Powered by IBM" PRNewswire 7:20 AM
  • "xTeleZoom extends the lossless zoom range of iPhone 7+ dual camera" PRNewswire 7:20 AM
  • "SanDisk Now Offers 256GB of Extra Storage for iPhone and iPad" Business Wire 7:20 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft slaps Apple Gatekeeper-like controls on Windows 10: Install only apps from store" The Register 7:09 PM
  • "Windows 10 Creators Update will have options to limit app downloads to Windows Store" OnMSFT 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft is ready to deliver its promised Cortana Skills Kit preview" ZDNet 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft's anti-malware program still isn't very good" Network World 8:56 AM
  • "Windows 10 to permit block on apps installing if they're not from Microsoft Store" ZDNet 8:54 AM
  • "You can make Windows 10 act like Windows RT with the Creators Update" Windows Central 8:53 AM
  • "100 Percent IE And Microsoft Edge Vulnerabilities Can Be Mitigated By Removing Admin Rights, Says Study" Tech Times 8:53 AM
  • "This Windows 10 two-in-one device comes with 4G LTE on-board" ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "For IBM's CTO for Watson, not a lot of value in replicating the human mind in a computer" TechCrunch 12:15 PM
  • "IBM Delivers Watson for Cyber Security" RIS News 8:39 AM
  • "IBM, VELCO join forces to create smart energy solutions firm Utopus" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Augmenting Art: Could IBM's Machine Learning Bring Back Gaudi And DaVinci?" Forbes 8:38 AM
  • "Visa Expands Global Payments, Partners with IBM Watson on IoT" PC Magazine 8:37 AM
  • "HP Launches One of the Best Microsoft Surface Killers" Softpedia 8:13 AM
  • "HP's new ultraportable PC is ready for your lap" Mashable 8:13 AM
  • "MWC 2017: HP Launches Convertible Tablet Pro X2 With 12 Inch Display" Techtree 8:12 AM
  • "Exertis & Hammer win distribution contract for Dell EMC" Channel Info 7:34 AM
  • "Dell Announces New Cheaper IoT Gateway 3000 To 'Accelerate' Channel Focus" CRN 7:33 AM
  • "MWC 2017: Lenovo Brings Intel Kaby Lake Processors To The Yoga 720" Silicon UK 7:31 AM
  • "Intel security highlights vulnerabilities of 'Smart Future' at Mobile World Congress 2017" Al Bawaba 7:30 AM
  • "ZTE unveils 'Gigabit' phone, partners with Intel for 5G IT baseband unit" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Intel Core i7, i5 Prices Drop As AMD Ryzen 7 Launch Nears" Tech Times 7:31 AM
  • "Intel is Trying to Manipulate AMD Ryzen Launch?" Guru3D 7:25 AM
  • "Ryzen arrives this week, so Intel is cutting prices across the board" TechSpot 7:31 AM
  • "Is Intel planning a mighty 12-core CPU to battle AMD's Ryzen chips?" TechRadar UK 7:27 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen benchmark preview: AMD's new Ryzen 7 processors outperform Intel's best - News - Digital Arts" Digital Arts 7:27 AM
  • "MSI Game Boost Knob, Upcoming Feature On MSI AMD AM4 Motherboards For Easy Overclocking" SegmentNext 7:26 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Official Benchmarks Appear In Passmark Database" WCCFTech 7:26 AM
  • "HP15-BA021AX with AMD A10-9600P review: Average stuff | The Indian Express" The Indian Express 7:26 AM
  • "AMD Ships One Million Ryzen Processors For The Launch" VR World 7:25 AM
  • "Is Oracle Enabling Compulsive Tuning Disorder?" DatabaseJournal 7:23 AM
  • "Mastercard And Oracle Bring Smartphone Digital Payment Service To The World Of Retail And Hospitality" Silicon UK 7:22 AM
  • "Cisco brings 5G architecture to Verizon's mobile network trials" ZDNet 7:20 AM
  • "MWC 2017: Ericsson, Cisco secure first Brazilian IP agreement" Rapid TV News 7:19 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Buffett Says Apple Going To $1 Trillion" Forbes 8:54 PM
  • "Buffett's Apple Gain Is $1.6 Billion as Price Disclosed: Chart" Bloomberg 7:19 AM
  • "Warren Buffett, on CNBC, says bought about 120 million Apple shares in 2017" Reuters 6:49 AM
  • "Buffett's bite of Apple even bigger than was thought" Associated Press 6:49 AM
  • "Analysts raise Apple forecast as competitors unveil new (and old) products" CNBC 7:05 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow posts 12th straight record close as investors await Trump speech: Streak of 12 closing highs dates matches longest ever from 1987" MarketWatch 4:23 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Brush Aside Earlier Jitters to Close at Fresh Records: Wall Street smashed new records with just slight gains on Monday, recovering from what had been nervous trading for most of the session." TheStreet 4:23 PM
  • "Stocks Tick Higher, Led by Energy and Financial Shares: Investors await key speeches from President Donald Trump, Federal Reserve officials" [Paid Membership Required] 4:22 PM
  • "Asian markets flip lower as investors await U.S. economic news: Nikkei leads declines as yen rises against dollar" MarketWatch 7:22 AM
  • "European stocks close lower, hurt by falls for Deutsche Börse, PostNL: European stocks closed with a small loss on Monday, as drops by Deutsche Börse AG, Direct Line Insurance Group PLC and PostNL NV weighed on the region's main benchmark." MarketWatch 11:17 AM

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