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Tuesday Highlights: Netflix looks to bypass iTunes billing for subscribers, currently testing in 33 countries, avoiding Apple's commissions; new Mac mini, MacBook Air said to launch in October, with pro-user focus, something Ben Lovejoy thinks is a mistake arguing for Apple to keep a low-cost Mac mini; Apple could see hit in Japan as country seeks to cut wireless fees, end bundling of smartphones; to boost sales, Apple expanding retail presence in India looking to open "flagship outlets in key locations"; Apple TV next landing spot for mega-hit game Fortnite?; citizen's arrest on thieves in California Apple Store; 22 US states seek court ruling to reinstate Net Neutrality; Macworld reviews external GPU Blackmagic; as Tesla toils, calls for Apple to sweep in and acquire rise.

  • "Editorial: The future of Apple's Macintosh"  AppleInsider 9:30 PM
  • "Apple met with Sony and Paramount about potential 'transformative acquisition'"  phoneArena 3:33 PM
  • "Google Chromebooks Continue To Trample Apple Macs And Microsoft PCs In U.S. School Systems"  HotHardware 5:32 PM
  • "Judging a book by its cover price: Apple and the great e-book swindle/Apple and five of the big six US publishers conspired to eliminate price competition in the e-book market — and it reads like a thriller"  Business Day 8:26 AM
  • "What experts are saying about Apple's next big thing" Business Insider 8:01 AM
  • "Apple cracks down further on cobalt supplier in Congo as child labor persists"  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3/4
  • "Why Companies Like Apple and IBM Are Backing Transgender Rights" Fortune 3/4
  • "Apple's new Cologne, Germany retail store at Schildergasse to open on March 25" 9to5Mac 3/4
  • "Second Apple Retail store in Cologne, Germany opening in Schildergasse on March 25" AppleInsider 3/4
  • "The ONE thing that makes boring YouTube videos bearable" Mac Kung Fu 3:08 PM
  • "How to use AFP to connect to a NAS on macOS Sierra" Mac Kung Fu 9:18 AM
  • "FolderUsage: see how much storage space is being used by apps within folders" iDownload Blog 8:02 AM
  • "How to Use AirDrop Over Ethernet & With Unsupported Macs" Apple Must 3/4
  • "Become Tech Savvy: Navigating macOS with ease"  9to5Mac 3/4
  • "How to free up storage by finding and deleting large files you don't need on your Mac" Macworld 3/3
  • "Off The Grid: A Modern FCPX-RED-Resolve Workflow - Part 5 - Collaborating with Color, VFX & Audio Departments" 3/3
  • "Connecting Your Mac Through Your iPhone with Personal Hotspot" MacMost 3/3
  • "Search JPEG Images Only Within Spotlight on Mac" OS X Daily 3/3
  • "How to change the AirDrop destination folder on Mac" iDownload Blog 3/3
  • "The mess left behind by Messages: Apple needs to do more with Messages' ability to let you read text messages on multiple devices."  Macworld 3/3
Press Releases
  • "Bing releases the Bing Ads Editor for Mac globally" OnMSFT 3/4
  • "Chrome update brings added security for Mac owners" The Next Web 3/3
  • "Unity Announces Upcoming Releases of 5.6 and Unity 2017 Beta" Architosh 3/3
  • "FineReader Pro for Mac makes it easy to management documents" Apple World Today 3/3
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "New Apple Park drone footage shows advancing landscaping, near-final solar array completion" AppleInsider 5:55 PM
  • "Traditional personal computers have stronger-than-expected showing in 2016" Apple World Today 3/4
  • "Apple's shiny new HQ is still a building site" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3/3
  • "Watch out, Siri: Google wants to put Assistant on iPhone" Computerworld 3/3
  • "Amazon is Pulling Out All the Stops Against Apple and Google in the Voice Assistant Wars" TheStreet 3/3
  • "Apple quietly re-launching iPhone 6 in a gold 32 GB model, available at select Asian carriers" 9to5Mac 3/3
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook attends Silicon Valley screening of Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power'" AppleInsider 3/3
  • "Tim Cook on Climate Change: 'The Urgency Has Never Been Greater" Apple Must 3/3
  • "Apple Watch Joins Fight Against Depression" Apple Must 3/3
  • "T-Mobile announces free iPhone 7 promo for switchers + free MLB.TV & At Bat Premium for all customers" 9to5Mac 3/3
  • "Switch to T-Mobile, Get a Free iPhone 7" PC Magazine 3/3
  • "T-Mobile will give you a free iPhone 7 if you succumb to its thirst" Mashable 3/3
  • "Apple pitches iPad Pro as ultimate clutter killer" Cult of Mac 3/3
  • "Apple's Latest iPad Pro Videos Highlight Note Taking and Decluttering" MacStories 3/3
Non-Apple News
  • "How Uber used secret weapon Greyball to avoid undercover regulators" Telegraph 3/4
  • "Nintendo Switch sells out -- but new shipments hit retailers this weekend" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "Scientists code a movie, PC software, and $50 Amazon gift card onto DNA" BGR 3/3
  • "Sleep Trackers May Prompt Sleep Problems, New Study Suggests" Digital Trends 3/3
  • "Walking the 2.5 million square feet of MWC 2017" Ars Technica 3/3
  • "FCC seeks comment on whether it should continue halting internet subsidies for the poor" The Verge 3/3
  • "Google is releasing a new Pixel phone this year, will still be a premium device" Canadian Reviewer 3/3
  • "Google confirms the Pixel phone will get a sequel" The Verge 3/3
  • "Don't expect the Google Pixel 2 to get any cheaper" Mashable 3/3
  • "Spotify Has 30 Million More Paying Subscribers Than Apple Music" Investopedia 3/3
  • "Spotify Reaches 50 Million Paid Subscribers, Leaving Apple Music To Play Catch-up" Digital Trends 3/3
  • "Hello, Sailor. Nothing Happens Here – Mac Geek Gab 647" The Mac Observer 1:20 PM
  • "Tim Cook thinks AirPods are a 'cultural phenomenon' (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy, Ep. 74)" CNET 3/3
  • "Road to Macstock – Allison Sheridan on Wunderlist" MacVoices 3/3
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 109 | Apple's 'new' iPhone launch, Tim Cook's pro promise, and Lightning vs USB-C iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 3/3
  • "iPhone 8, Lightning, and Hey Siri on the Mac -TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-03" The Mac Observer 3/3
  • "The saga continues: the Nintendo Switch review, iPhone rumors, and Ajit Pai antics" The Verge 3/3
  • "Canvas, Episode 30: The Share Sheet" MacStories 3/3
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks iPhone and USB-C, iPads instead of Mac, and the meaning of 'pro'" AppleInsider 3/3
  • "Apple again said to be releasing iPhone 8 w/ 5.8-inch OLED display & two smaller LCD models this year" 9to5Mac 3:17 PM
  • "iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: new Lightning twist; Apple getting schooled; delivery delay? Fast charging USB Type-C connector could be in store for iPhone 8" Network World 6:10 PM
  • "Japanese report backs view Apple's 'iPhone 8' will use 5.8-inch OLED display" AppleInsider 6:22 PM
  • "Apple Leak Reveals Massive, Expensive New iPhone" Forbes 6:16 PM
  • "Nikkei Now Agrees 'iPhone 8' Will Have Larger 5.8-Inch OLED Display" MacRumors 8:07 AM
  • "How a Home Button and Function Bar Could Work on the 'iPhone 8'" MacRumors 8:01 AM
  • "Apple's Tri-Layer Smart Case Patent Details Protection & Heat Dissipation For Your iPhone" WCCFTech 8:02 AM
  • "Nikkei Now Agrees 'iPhone 8' Will Have Larger 5.8-Inch OLED Display" MacRumors 7:48 AM
  • "Apple redesigns fingerprint ID solution for OLED iPhone, say sources" DigiTimes 3/3
  • "Apple Has a Redesigned Fingerprint ID Solution For the iPhone 8" MacRumors 3/3
  • "Report: iPhone 8 to start mass production in September, featuring Apple-custom 'built-in' fingerprint sensor" 9to5Mac 3/3
  • "iPhone 8 to bring custom ultrasound fingerprint scanner" Cult of Mac 3/3
  • "Apple's redesigned iPhone might not be ready in time for a September launch" Business Insider 3/3
  • "Apple Changes Taiwan Semi's Schedule" Barron's 3/3
  • "Study Finds That iPhones Have A High Failure Rate" UberGizmo 3/3
  • "Apple Invents a Next-Gen iPhone Case that Incorporates a Heat Removal System to keep it Safe and Humming" Patently Apple 3/3
  • "You can't use a MacBook's charge cable with a MacBook Pro. Seriously." Ivan Expert 3/4
  • "How to Enter iPhone, iPad CheckerBoard Diagnostics Mode in iOS 10.3" WCCFTech 3/3
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/3
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/3
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/3

  • "Logic Pros Review: Apogee's new Element audio interfaces w/ dedicated Mac/iOS apps & Remote accessory" 9to5Mac 6:03 PM
  • "Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam is the new gold standard [Review] BetaNews 6:04 PM
  • "Audeze's Lightning-connected iSine 10 planar magnetic headphones are the best in-ear set we've ever heard" AppleInsider 3/4
  • "After 20 minutes playing the Switch, I'm ready to welcome Nintendo back into my life: For three decades, I've had an on again/off again interest in Nintendo until I laid hands on the Switch. It's the first console in years that I'm truly excited about." CNET 3/4
  • "Review: 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display" 512 Pixels 3/3
  • "First look: Nintendo's iPad-like Switch hybrid game console launches, with iOS support on the way" AppleInsider 3/3
  • "Nintendo Switch vs iPad Mini 4: which is the better games machine" Stuff Magazine 3/3
  • "Review: The TarDisk doubles a MacBook's storage in about 30 seconds (+video)" Computerworld 3/3
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Fantastical 2.8.3 adds more Apple Watch options, retains ease-of-use" AppleInsider 6:52 PM
  • "ByeByeHUD is another attempt to improve the iPhone volume HUD" iDownload Blog 8:01 AM
  • "Best keyboard apps for iPhone" CNET 3/3
  • "Google Keep for iPhone and Mac disappoints, imposes profound limitations on users" AppleInsider 3/3
  • "Siri vs. Alexa: The good, the bad... or the both?" iMore 3/3
  • "Slayaway Camp Review: A morbid, funny, and entertaining puzzle game with killer flair — literally!" iMore 3/3
  • "How to turn off AMBER alerts on Android and iOS" Digital Trends 5:27 PM
  • "Is Your Mac Acting Strange? Here's How To Reset The PRAM And SMC To Clear Up Quirks" Digital Trends 3:36 PM
  • "How To Install Facebook++ On iOS 10 Without Jailbreak" Redmond Pie 3/4
  • "How to type accent marks on iPhone and iPad keyboards" TechRepublic 3/3
  • "How to use Notification Center on iPhone and iPad" iMore 3/3
  • "The Travel Series: How To Be Safe On Public Wi-Fi Networks" Apple World Today 3/3
  • "How to Use a Hearing Aid with Your Smartphone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3/3
  • "More Than Words: 15 Fun Things You Can Send Using iMessage Tricks" AppAdvice 3/3
  • "Inside the Apple Museum in Prague -- 41 years of Apple products and a tribute to Steve Jobs" Business Insider 3/4
  • "Apple's Next iPhone Slowly Came Into Focus This Week" Fortune 3/4
  • "Apple Has its Eye on the Ball, but It's a Different Ball" The Mac Observer 3/3
  • "Trying out the Google Wifi Mesh network" The Loop 3/3
  • "Three things I want to see in the 2017 iPad Pro" iMore 3/3
  • "Should Apple swap Lightning for USB-C? [Friday Night Fights] Cult of Mac 3/3
  • "No, Apple Isn't Dropping Lighting for USB-C on the iPhone 8" The Mac Observer 3/3
  • "Poll: Would you wait for the iPhone 8 if it shipped 1-2 months after the iPhone 7s & 7s Plus?" 9to5Mac 3/3
  • "Feature Request: Dropbox-style shared folders and URL file sharing with iCloud Drive" 9to5Mac 3/3
  • "Apple Must Patent The Fingertip" TeraTalks 3/3
  • "Why I Would Switch From iPhone To Android" Mac360 3/3
  • "How Apple Defeats The Scourge Of Cheap" Mac360 3/3
  • "On Backdoors, Paranoia, And Apple" NoodleMac 3/3
  • "Apple's devices lose luster in American classrooms" OSNews 3/3
  • "How different could the iPhone 8 be? If every iPhone 8 rumor comes true, we're barely going to recognize this thing." Macworld 3/3
  • "Nintendo Switch VS. Xbox One: Which should you buy?" iMore 3:14 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch vs PlayStation 4: Which should you buy?" iMore 3:14 PM
  • "Why newspaper subscriptions are on the rise" TechCrunch 3/4
  • "The Story of Firefox OS" Medium 3/4
  • "Nintendo Switch Teardown" iFixit 3/4
  • "Nintendo Switch teardown reveals big battery and lots of cooling, just keep it away from your aquarium" ZDNet 3/4
  • "iFixit teardown reveals what's inside a Nintendo Switch: That shiny metal shielding helps keep everything cool." Engadget 3/4
  • "Check out what powers the Nintendo Switch as it gets dissected" Neowin 3/4
  • "Artificial Intelligence is the next key growth area for smartphones" Apple World Today 3/4
  • "The tech debate: Is it a big deal that Spotify's going hi-fi? – Stuff" Kirkville 3/4
  • "Why We Believe Obvious Untruths" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3/4
  • "Donkey Kong's failing liver: What the death of the CRT display technology means for classic arcade machines" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "Did you know? Amazon does film production – and it treats those workers like dirt, too*" The Register 3/3
  • "How hackers turned a Cape Cod fishing guide's site into a host for e-commerce fraud" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "Op-ed: The Internet belongs to the people, not powerful corporate interests" Ars Technica 3/3
  • "Opinion: MWC 2017 was a marvelous fair filled with underwhelming phones" 9to5Google 3/3
  • "Spotify's path to 50 million paying subscribers" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "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 3/3
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Music's latest advertisements highlight the best female & male British artists" 9to5Mac 3/4
  • "'Vantage Calendar' is Apple's Free App of the Week" MacRumors 3/4
  • "Coming March 5: Gene Steinberg meets Macworld columnist Kirk McElhearn, and iMore's Cella Lao Rousseau, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 3/4
  • "LiberTV Jailbreak Released for the Apple TV 4 and tvOS!" iClarified 3/3
  • "ExtraSecure Launches; Claimed To Be World's Most Secure iOS Email Application" MacPrices 3/3
  • "Good news, HomeKit enthusiasts: Apple has a mini site just for you!" iMore 3/3
  • "Auto white balance coming to Google Photos this week on Android, desktop, soon for iOS" 9to5Google 3/3
  • "Netgear's R6300v2 dual-band 802.11ac router is down to $70 today" PCWorld 3/3
Computer Industry
  • "Tim Sweeney Claims Microsoft UWP Is 'Woefully Inadequate' And Malware Is Just 'An Excuse'" HotHardware 5:20 PM
  • "Microsoft explains the new Windows 10 mode that could make video games so much better" Business Insider 8:15 AM
  • "Windows 10 Cloud might not be able to run Windows Mixed Reality" MSPoweruser 8:15 AM
  • "Windows 98 emulation running on Raspberry Pi smartwatch" TechnoBuffalo 8:59 AM
  • "IBM, Maersk aim to speed up shipping with blockchain technology" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Litebook launches $249 Linux laptop" ZDNet 5:28 PM
  • "IDC projects Windows Phone share to be big fat goose egg by 2021: Android, Apple iOS expected to maintain their shares over next few years" Network World 3/4
  • "Windows 10 Creators Update Launching for PCs First, Phones Getting It Thereafter" Softpedia 3/4
  • "No surprise: Microsoft confirms Windows 10 Mobile will not receive Creators Update at the same time as PCs" OnMSFT 3/4
  • "Bill Gates Concerned About Digital Isolationism" CIO Today 3/4
  • "Microsoft brings Wake-on-LAN support to Surface devices" Neowin 3/4
  • "Take a look at Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality in action" OnMSFT 3/4
  • "Xbox trivia - 22 things you never knew about Microsoft's consoles" Games Rader 3/4
  • "Google reveals HP's Chromebook for schools coming out in April" Engadget 3/4
  • "Intel VR boss: VR will revolutionize gaming for players and spectators" The Next Web 3/4
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Overclocked To 5.8GHz On LN2, Benchmark World Record Shredded At 5.4GHz" HotHardware 3/4
  • "Over 300 Plus Developers Are Working To Optimize AMD Ryzen's Performance On Their Games" Game Debate 3/4
  • "Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Shares Sold by State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System" Baseball News Source 3/4
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Is Dow's Best Performing Stock in 2017" 24/7 Wall St. 8:00 AM
  • "Apple: 8 all-time highs in 14 days" Apple 3.0 3/3
  • "Why Is Apple Up 8.6% Since the Last Earnings Report?" Zacks 3/3
Industry News
  • "Stock market books weekly gains as Yellen says March rate hike 'likely appropriate: Dow barely clings to 21,000 level" MarketWatch 3/3
  • "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 3/3
  • "Stocks inch upward after Yellen remarks point to March rate hike" Associated Press 3/3
  • "Wall Street Steadies After Yellen Signals Rate Hike This Month" Reuters 3/3
  • "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] 3/3
  • "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 3/3
  • "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 3/3

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