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Weekend Highlights: CNET compares the iPhone X to Google's Pixel 2 XL; Lots of reports of the Australian teen hacker who left a folder on Apple's server today in Apple/Macintosh and General News sections; Jonny Evans thinks we need to talk about Steve Jobs, meaning that we need to consider him as more than a two-dimensional stereotype as frequently depicted in the media; Dan Moren analyzes Apple's best media moves, and how Apple's media strategy has benefited its customers; Ars Technica explores 20 years of the iMac, in words and pictures; iDownload Blog offers tips on how to customize keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word for the Mac.

  • "Apple execs vying for original movie, TV deals: Senior Apple executives have reached out to some of Hollywood's most successful TV and film producers in the last couple of weeks about going to work for the tech giant, The Post has learned."  New York Post 7:19 AM
  • "Apple Scouts Original Film, TV Deals: There have been reports about Apple looking to launch an original TV programming business." TheStreet 7:20 AM
  • "What Does Apple Want From Hollywood? Apple is rolling out two original series in the spring, heightening speculation that the maker of the iPhone is preparing to expand its foothold in Hollywood." TheStreet 12:47 PM
  • "Apple Met Paramount and Sony Executives Last Week as it Flirts With Original Content" MacRumors 10:37 AM
  • "Apple has 3 execs looking to make big TV deals — and it sounds like a total mess" Business Insider 9:36 AM
  • "Apple execs looking to recruit TV & movie producers for 'transformative' change - report" AppleInsider 10:53 AM
  • "Apple Losing Out to Microsoft and Google in U.S. Classrooms"  MacRumors 7:04 AM
  • "Apple forfeits teachers' pet rep as U.S. share sinks: Chromebooks continued to grab K-12 hardware share in 2016" Computerworld 3:57 PM
  • "Apple Is Losing America's Classrooms to Google and Microsoft" Fortune 5:46 PM
  • "Apple Sees iPad and Mac Usage in U.S. Classrooms Continue to Slide" MacTrast 9:37 AM
  • "How to free up storage by finding and deleting large files you don't need on your Mac" Macworld 7:17 AM
  • "Off The Grid: A Modern FCPX-RED-Resolve Workflow - Part 5 - Collaborating with Color, VFX & Audio Departments" 7:03 AM
  • "Connecting Your Mac Through Your iPhone with Personal Hotspot" MacMost 10:16 AM
  • "Search JPEG Images Only Within Spotlight on Mac" OS X Daily 3:59 PM
  • "How to change the AirDrop destination folder on Mac" iDownload Blog 9:37 AM
  • "The mess left behind by Messages: Apple needs to do more with Messages' ability to let you read text messages on multiple devices."  Macworld 6:51 AM
Press Releases
  • "Chrome update brings added security for Mac owners" The Next Web 7:23 PM
  • "Unity Announces Upcoming Releases of 5.6 and Unity 2017 Beta" Architosh 6:16 PM
  • "FineReader Pro for Mac makes it easy to management documents" Apple World Today 7:04 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's shiny new HQ is still a building site" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 5:02 PM
  • "Watch out, Siri: Google wants to put Assistant on iPhone" Computerworld 9:08 AM
  • "Amazon is Pulling Out All the Stops Against Apple and Google in the Voice Assistant Wars" TheStreet 9:09 PM
  • "Apple quietly re-launching iPhone 6 in a gold 32 GB model, available at select Asian carriers" 9to5Mac 6:54 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook attends Silicon Valley screening of Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power'" AppleInsider 6:51 AM
  • "Tim Cook on Climate Change: 'The Urgency Has Never Been Greater" Apple Must 6:39 AM
  • "Apple Watch Joins Fight Against Depression" Apple Must 10:05 AM
  • "T-Mobile announces free iPhone 7 promo for switchers + free MLB.TV & At Bat Premium for all customers" 9to5Mac 11:24 AM
  • "Switch to T-Mobile, Get a Free iPhone 7" PC Magazine 8:40 PM
  • "T-Mobile will give you a free iPhone 7 if you succumb to its thirst" Mashable 9:09 PM
  • "Apple pitches iPad Pro as ultimate clutter killer" Cult of Mac 2:18 PM
  • "Apple's Latest iPad Pro Videos Highlight Note Taking and Decluttering" MacStories 3:59 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Nintendo Switch sells out -- but new shipments hit retailers this weekend" VentureBeat 8:48 PM
  • "Scientists code a movie, PC software, and $50 Amazon gift card onto DNA" BGR 7:23 PM
  • "Sleep Trackers May Prompt Sleep Problems, New Study Suggests" Digital Trends 10:53 AM
  • "Walking the 2.5 million square feet of MWC 2017" Ars Technica 10:37 AM
  • "FCC seeks comment on whether it should continue halting internet subsidies for the poor" The Verge 10:37 AM
  • "Google is releasing a new Pixel phone this year, will still be a premium device" Canadian Reviewer 12:21 PM
  • "Google confirms the Pixel phone will get a sequel" The Verge 12:21 PM
  • "Don't expect the Google Pixel 2 to get any cheaper" Mashable 9:36 AM
  • "Spotify Has 30 Million More Paying Subscribers Than Apple Music" Investopedia 7:21 AM
  • "Spotify Reaches 50 Million Paid Subscribers, Leaving Apple Music To Play Catch-up" Digital Trends 7:04 AM
  • "Tim Cook thinks AirPods are a 'cultural phenomenon' (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy, Ep. 74)" CNET 5:46 PM
  • "Road to Macstock – Allison Sheridan on Wunderlist" MacVoices 3:54 PM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 109 | Apple's 'new' iPhone launch, Tim Cook's pro promise, and Lightning vs USB-C iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 1:33 PM
  • "iPhone 8, Lightning, and Hey Siri on the Mac -TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-03" The Mac Observer 1:24 PM
  • "The saga continues: the Nintendo Switch review, iPhone rumors, and Ajit Pai antics" The Verge 9:37 AM
  • "Canvas, Episode 30: The Share Sheet" MacStories 8:01 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks iPhone and USB-C, iPads instead of Mac, and the meaning of 'pro'" AppleInsider 7:21 AM
  • "Apple redesigns fingerprint ID solution for OLED iPhone, say sources" DigiTimes 6:52 AM
  • "Apple Has a Redesigned Fingerprint ID Solution For the iPhone 8" MacRumors 6:52 AM
  • "Report: iPhone 8 to start mass production in September, featuring Apple-custom 'built-in' fingerprint sensor" 9to5Mac 6:54 AM
  • "iPhone 8 to bring custom ultrasound fingerprint scanner" Cult of Mac 9:37 AM
  • "Apple's redesigned iPhone might not be ready in time for a September launch" Business Insider 10:37 AM
  • "Apple Changes Taiwan Semi's Schedule" Barron's 10:38 AM
  • "Study Finds That iPhones Have A High Failure Rate" UberGizmo 7:23 AM
  • "Apple Invents a Next-Gen iPhone Case that Incorporates a Heat Removal System to keep it Safe and Humming" Patently Apple 11:26 AM
  • "How to Enter iPhone, iPad CheckerBoard Diagnostics Mode in iOS 10.3" WCCFTech 7:23 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:58 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:58 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:58 AM

  • "Review: 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display" 512 Pixels 11:03 AM
  • "First look: Nintendo's iPad-like Switch hybrid game console launches, with iOS support on the way" AppleInsider 3:56 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch vs iPad Mini 4: which is the better games machine" Stuff Magazine 7:22 AM
  • "Review: The TarDisk doubles a MacBook's storage in about 30 seconds (+video)" Computerworld 7:20 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Best keyboard apps for iPhone" CNET 1:32 PM
  • "Google Keep for iPhone and Mac disappoints, imposes profound limitations on users" AppleInsider 12:37 PM
  • "Siri vs. Alexa: The good, the bad... or the both?" iMore 10:38 AM
  • "Slayaway Camp Review: A morbid, funny, and entertaining puzzle game with killer flair — literally!" iMore 11:26 AM
  • "How to type accent marks on iPhone and iPad keyboards" TechRepublic 1:32 PM
  • "How to jailbreak your Apple TV 4 with liberTV" iDownload Blog 11:56 AM
  • "How to use Notification Center on iPhone and iPad" iMore 9:37 AM
  • "The Travel Series: How To Be Safe On Public Wi-Fi Networks" Apple World Today 5:05 PM
  • "How to Use a Hearing Aid with Your Smartphone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:20 PM
  • "More Than Words: 15 Fun Things You Can Send Using iMessage Tricks" AppAdvice 7:20 AM
  • "Apple Has its Eye on the Ball, but It's a Different Ball" The Mac Observer 5:46 PM
  • "Trying out the Google Wifi Mesh network" The Loop 3:59 PM
  • "Three things I want to see in the 2017 iPad Pro" iMore 12:21 PM
  • "Should Apple swap Lightning for USB-C? [Friday Night Fights] Cult of Mac 5:05 PM
  • "No, Apple Isn't Dropping Lighting for USB-C on the iPhone 8" The Mac Observer 4:58 PM
  • "Poll: Would you wait for the iPhone 8 if it shipped 1-2 months after the iPhone 7s & 7s Plus?" 9to5Mac 10:53 AM
  • "Feature Request: Dropbox-style shared folders and URL file sharing with iCloud Drive" 9to5Mac 10:38 AM
  • "Apple Must Patent The Fingertip" TeraTalks 9:08 AM
  • "Why I Would Switch From iPhone To Android" Mac360 9:08 AM
  • "How Apple Defeats The Scourge Of Cheap" Mac360 9:08 AM
  • "On Backdoors, Paranoia, And Apple" NoodleMac 8:00 AM
  • "Apple's devices lose luster in American classrooms" OSNews 6:54 AM
  • "How different could the iPhone 8 be? If every iPhone 8 rumor comes true, we're barely going to recognize this thing." Macworld 6:52 AM
  • "Donkey Kong's failing liver: What the death of the CRT display technology means for classic arcade machines" VentureBeat 7:34 PM
  • "Did you know? Amazon does film production – and it treats those workers like dirt, too*" The Register 5:34 PM
  • "How hackers turned a Cape Cod fishing guide's site into a host for e-commerce fraud" TechCrunch 4:05 PM
  • "Op-ed: The Internet belongs to the people, not powerful corporate interests" Ars Technica 2:18 PM
  • "Opinion: MWC 2017 was a marvelous fair filled with underwhelming phones" 9to5Google 1:32 PM
  • "Spotify's path to 50 million paying subscribers" VentureBeat 7:49 AM
  • "Are tablets the new laptops? Not yet. It makes no sense at all for programming to be stuck on laptops, but that's where we are." O'Reilly 7:17 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "LiberTV Jailbreak Released for the Apple TV 4 and tvOS!" iClarified 9:36 AM
  • "ExtraSecure Launches; Claimed To Be World's Most Secure iOS Email Application" MacPrices 9:08 AM
  • "Good news, HomeKit enthusiasts: Apple has a mini site just for you!" iMore 8:01 AM
  • "Auto white balance coming to Google Photos this week on Android, desktop, soon for iOS" 9to5Google 8:01 AM
  • "Netgear's R6300v2 dual-band 802.11ac router is down to $70 today" PCWorld 6:51 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Feeling safer under Microsoft's cloud patent shield? Don't" The Register 9:29 AM
  • "What to expect from the Windows 10 Creators Update" ZDNet 9:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 is now available" BetaNews 9:16 AM
  • "Microsoft, Google boost bounty payouts" bit-tech 9:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Doubles Rewards for Hackers Finding Bugs in Its Online Services" Softpedia 9:15 AM
  • "Windows 10 updates: We're getting closer to squashing download sizes, says Microsoft" ZDNet 9:32 AM
  • "Windows 10 to offer update 'snoozes'" BBC 9:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Making Windows OS Updates Significantly Smaller" Softpedia 9:11 AM
  • "IBM Gives Up 'Stupid' Patent for Out-of-Office Email" Fortune 9:02 AM
  • "IBM updates features for Aspera Files SaaS" Broadcast New 9:02 AM
  • "IBM gives out-of-office patent to public" BBC 9:01 AM
  • "HP Inc. Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 06, 2017" Nasdaq 8:40 AM
  • "AMD Announces Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X: Faster Than Expected, These Are The Real Intel-beaters" Forbes 8:32 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen processors are out of stock with many retailers" TechRadar UK 8:32 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Launch Review Verdict: Should You Ditch Intel For AMD?" Forbes 8:32 AM
  • "AMD unveils faster, half-price computer chip" Denver Post 8:31 AM
  • "AMD's Su says patches will boost Ryzen gaming performance: It 'will only get better'" PCWorld Australia 8:31 AM
  • "AMD says seeding of dev kits will boost Ryzen gaming performance" Hexus 8:29 AM
  • "AMD releases Ryzen 7 desktop processors" DigiTimes 8:29 AM
  • "AMD releases new Ryzen processor" Chessbase 8:10 AM
  • "Fibre and 5G will get customers cracking open wallets, or so Cisco hopes" The Register 8:05 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: 8 all-time highs in 14 days" Apple 3.0 8:49 PM
  • "Why Is Apple Up 8.6% Since the Last Earnings Report?" Zacks 7:07 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market books weekly gains as Yellen says March rate hike 'likely appropriate: Dow barely clings to 21,000 level" MarketWatch 5:02 PM
  • "Wall Street Takes Fed Hawks in Stride as March Chances Rise: Wall Street took increased chances of a March rate hike in stride on Friday, paring losses to trade at the flatline." TheStreet 5:01 PM
  • "Stocks inch upward after Yellen remarks point to March rate hike" Associated Press 5:01 PM
  • "Wall Street Steadies After Yellen Signals Rate Hike This Month" Reuters 5:01 PM
  • "Stocks Steady as Investors Brace for Next Rate Increase: The S&P 500 notched its sixth consecutive week of gains on growing optimism about the U.S. economy." [Paid Membership Required] 5:00 PM
  • "Asian markets dragged down by falling commodity prices: A sharp decline in commodity prices and a selloff in U.S. Treasurys weighed on global sentiment, sending key Asia-Pacific markets lower early Friday." MarketWatch 11:24 AM
  • "European stocks decline as investors step cautiously ahead of Yellen: European stocks drove lower Friday, with caution setting in as investors waited to hear what Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen may say about a possible interest rate increase." MarketWatch 11:22 AM

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