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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's About to Get A Second Bite at the iPhone: The iPhone 8 should spur upgrades, but that also means a slew of used phones hitting the market. Why that could also drive Apple revenue."  Barron's 4:06 PM
  • "Why Apple Might Not Reach Its Goal of Doubling Its Services Revenues by 2020: The iPhone still rules Apple, but the App Store, iTunes, iCloud, and other services are important sources of growth." TheStreet 4:06 PM
  • "Google, Apple, Tesla, HP and other Silicon Valley firms imperiled by proposed Trump import tariffs and Republicans' 'border adjustment tax'"  San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 7:12 AM
  • "The EU Commission's Plan B in the Apple-Ireland 'state aid' case: make Apple pay $1.2 billion" Foss Patents 4:12 PM
  • "Steve Jobs's first reaction to the Genius Bar: 'That's so idiotic! It'll never work!' The longtime Apple CEO had to be convinced that tech support could connect with customers."  Recode 10:08 AM
  • "A right to repair: why Nebraska farmers are taking on John Deere and Apple"  The Guardian 7:17 AM
  • "5 ways Apple should improve iCloud: Apple's services are essential, but the company does need to strengthen its core" Computerworld 8:29 AM
  • "Apple details new WWDC 2017 scholarship rules and deadlines for student developers" 9to5Mac 12:52 PM
  • "Nintendo's Joy-Con controllers also work with Windows, Mac, and Android devices" The Verge 7:04 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons work as Bluetooth controllers for Macs" 9to5Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Internet Accounts Raise Password Question on the Mac" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:11 AM
  • "How to cope with the recent flood of security failures: Keep your cool when facing possibilities like SHA-1, Cloudflare, and the shoddy Internet of Things." Macworld 7:05 AM
  • "How to export images at full image resolution from macOS Photos: Don't use the default settings if you value your picture's image quality." Macworld 7:12 AM
  • "How to play Mac games with Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro controllers" AppleInsider 4:16 PM
  • "How to Search in Photos on Mac for Matches & Attributes" OS X Daily 4:16 PM
  • "GAget: Google Analytics Widgets and Alerts for macOS" MacStories 4:16 PM
  • "Recover unsaved QuickTime files with this handy trick" Cult of Mac 8:47 AM
  • "How to manage cookies, website data in macOS Sierra's Safari" Apple World Today 6:52 AM
  • "How To Be A Mac Power User" TeraTalks 8:28 AM
  • "So Long TextWrangler, Hello BBEdit – The 'Book Mystique Extra" MacPrices 11:48 AM
Press Releases
  • "GDC: New Game Engine Emerges From Japan—Xenko Game Engine" Architosh 5:37 PM
  • "Microsoft Outlook now supports MacBook Pro Touch Bar in preview" VentureBeat 4:15 PM
  • "Mac business users should check out Acclivity's Checkout Point of Sale" Apple World Today 7:51 AM
  • "MuTools has released MuLab & MUX Modular 7.3 featuring a scalable GUI so you can adapt the GUI scale to your monitor resolution and eye comfort." MuTools 6:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Here's How Many iPhones Are Currently Being Used Worldwide" Fortune 3:59 PM
  • "Exploit that caused iPhones to repeatedly dial 911 reveals grave cybersecurity threat, say experts" 9to5Mac 6:51 AM
  • "Taiwan banks get Apple Pay approval" NFC World 7:18 AM
  • "Battery tech suitable for future iPhone promises 3x the power density, full charge in minutes" AppleInsider 8:42 AM
  • "Two more accused of crimes at Apple store in Deer Park, officials say" Lake County News-Sun [Free Registration Required] 9:44 AM
  • "You Can Still Buy This Rare NeXTWorld Poster Signed By Steve Jobs" Apple Must 10:20 AM
  • "Incredible Logan poster painted on iPad Pro towers over Times Square" Cult of Mac 4:10 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Devs get iPhone SDK, unlocking the awesome power of apps" Cult of Mac 8:47 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "This hard drive will self destruct. Data-wiping malware targets Europe" Ars Technica 6:32 PM
  • "Consumer Reports to grade tech products on security, privacy" IDG News Service 3:56 PM
  • "Huge database leak reveals 1.37 billion email addresses and exposes illegal spam operation" BetaNews 11:46 AM
  • "This battery tech breakthrough charges faster, lasts longer and won't explode" Mashable 11:30 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch Owners Warned Not to Use Vinyl Skins: The plastic Nintendo opted to use for the Switch does not react well to the adhesive used by vinyl skins. Steer clear!" PC Magazine 10:58 AM
  • "Google Allo Is Losing Steam In The World's Largest Smartphone Market" BuzzFeed 10:52 AM
  • "WD My Cloud Drives Are Having Ongoing Security Problems" Digital Trends 8:43 AM
  • "The desktop PC is finally cool: 2017"s all-in-ones will make you rethink what a desktop PC can be" The Verge 8:43 AM
  • "Google Home Speaker Criticized For Spreading Fake News" MacRumors 7:15 AM
  • "Upgrade #131: It's Fine, Dude" Six Colors 4:13 PM
  • "New Mobile Battery Tech, Upgrading Old Macs -TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-06" The Mac Observer 4:00 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode: Interview with Six Colors Editor-in-Chief Jason Snell" The Mac Observer 4:00 PM
  • "The MacJury Goes In Depth on the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar" MacVoices 3:59 PM
  • "iMore show 547: Switched, with Russell Holly" iMore 8:58 AM
  • "Companies like Uber owe a lot to Apple for creating the iPhone." The MT Show 7:06 AM
  • "Why Intel Corporation Is Unlikely to Lose the Apple Inc. Mac Anytime Soon: An analysis of Intel's three-year financial guidance suggests that it expects to stay in Apple's notebook computers over that time frame." The Motley Fool 4:06 PM
  • "Supply-chain report says Apple planning to use OLED on all iPhones by 2019" 9to5Mac 7:12 AM
  • "Apple may switch to OLED with a big 5.8-inch screen on iPhone 8 – but it'll cost a lot" The Next Web 7:04 AM
  • "Curved OLED displays will be exclusive to premium iPhone 8" Cult of Mac 7:05 AM
  • "Apple to shift all iPhones to OLED in 2019" iDownload Blog 8:47 AM
  • "Nikkei corroborates iPhone 8 has 5.8" OLED screen, iPhone 7s/Plus to use LCD panels" iDownload Blog 8:46 AM
  • "Here is when you can expect the iPhone 8 to be released" Business Insider 7:05 AM
  • "Here are the two ways 3D depth-sensing could work on the iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 9:19 AM
  • "Report Claims Touch ID Won't Be Going Away Anytime Soon" UberGizmo 7:18 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM

  • "iPhone 7 Plus Review: The Best Camera Phone. Period." Know Your Mobile 7:15 AM
  • "Apple's AirPods vs. Bragi's The Headphone" [Video Review] CNET 7:09 AM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Further On Down The Road" YMP Now 6:47 AM
  • "Review: HiFiMAN Edition S Headphones" iLounge 10:59 AM
  • "The Raden Luggage Lets You Charge Your iOS Device While You Travel" AppAdvice 12:18 PM
  • "With Alta HR, Fitbit turns its most stylish device into a cardio machine" Macworld 8:42 AM
  • "Dodocool 3-in-1 USB Charging Cable – Review" Coolsmartphone 7:17 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Siri vs Google Assistant vs Cortana vs Alexa: battle of the AI assistants" T3 4:00 PM
  • "The best sleep tracking apps for Apple Watch and iPhone" iDownload Blog 7:13 AM
  • "'Dungeon Rushers' Review - Rush and Attack" Touch Arcade 12:50 PM
  • "How to add and play podcasts using Overcast for the iPhone" AppleInsider 6:52 PM
  • "Deleting Books in iBooks" MacMost 11:26 AM
  • "Here's What We Found Inside the Nintendo Switch" iFixit 11:02 AM
  • "Four ways to back up iPhone photos – outside your smartphone: Cloud storage and cables also work with Android and other mobile phones." Denver Post 7:13 AM
  • "Steve Jobs thought the Genius Bar should be called 'Geek Bar' at first" BGR 7:29 PM
  • "Economists outline potential effects of Trump imposing an import tax on Apple, other tech companies" 9to5Mac 6:55 PM
  • "Comment: Sleep tracking with Apple Watch is still an unsolved problem" 9to5Mac 11:30 AM
  • "All-glass iPhone 8 concept art looks totally gorgeous" Cult of Mac 4:15 PM
  • "Concept imagines Jony Ive's 'single slab of glass' goal for future iPhones" 9to5Mac 9:22 AM
  • "An Apple TV should be able to set up an ad hoc network" Apple World Today 8:47 AM
  • "If Apple's Siri Had Eyes" Mac360 8:29 AM
  • "iPhone And A Self Destruct Option" NoodleMac 8:28 AM
  • "Apple And Technology Misdirection" Mac360 8:28 AM
  • "Americans Don't Care About Nokia" PC Magazine 9:10 PM
  • "Slowing Down the Digital Escapist Movement" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 4:16 PM
  • "Facebook's Original Content Means It's Officially a Media Company" Wired 4:02 PM
  • "Freedom, thy name is Nintendo Switch Joy-Con" iMore 11:11 AM
  • "Is Facebook Too Powerful? I am uncomfortable putting too much power into the hands of just a few, even if their intentions are good. Here's what Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg should do." PC Magazine 10:58 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S8: What We Know" PC Magazine 10:58 AM
  • "I'm enjoying the Nintendo Switch much, much more than I expected — here's why" Business Insider 9:45 AM
  • "Are you seeing bad pixels on your Switch? Here's what Nintendo has to say!" iMore 9:19 AM
  • "Why Facebook Messenger's new dislike emoji is actually genius" The Next Web 8:43 AM
  • "An Artist Helps iTunes' User Agreement Go Down Easy" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:55 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Yahoo launches 'Captain' text message bot to help families manage to-do lists and reminders" 9to5Mac 12:50 PM
  • "Meet HERO – the world's smallest True Wireless Earbuds" [2-page PDF] WinnerGear 11:03 AM
  • "Logitech sees growth opportunity, seeks to build more HomeKit, Google Now devices" AppleInsider 10:55 AM
  • "Adobe Lightroom for iOS updated with authentic HDR capture, raw exporting, widget and more" 9to5Mac 10:08 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of March 6: Joe Kissell, Todd Olthoff, FaceTime, and Virtual Reality" The MUG Center 8:57 AM
  • "Offline English to Malay Translator Dictionary 1.5 for iOS" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Chopi brings an adventure for children to learn their first numbers" prMac 7:05 AM
  • "Stela App Brings Rich Visual Comics and Stories to Your Phones" prMac 7:05 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM, Salesforce Agree to Partner on Artificial Intelligence: Companies will link their Watson and Einstein AI technologies" [Paid Membership Required] 4:07 PM
  • "IBM and Salesforce shake hands on artificial intelligence" CNBC 4:09 PM
  • "IBM and Salesforce connect Watson and Einstein in new artificial intelligence alliance" GeekWire 7:34 PM
  • "IBM and Salesforce partner to sell Watson and Einstein" TechCrunch 7:56 PM
  • "IBM and Salesforce will start sharing their AI technology" Recode 7:34 PM
  • "IBM Sets Sight on Quantum Computing" Fortune 8:41 AM
  • "IBM thinks it's ready to turn quantum computing into an actual business" Quartz 8:41 AM
  • "IBM plans to deliver 'industry first' quantum computers via the cloud" GeekWire 12:50 PM
  • "IBM quantum computers get their freak on for business" CNET 8:40 AM
  • "IBM Q brings quantum computing to the cloud for businesses" TechRepublic 4:16 PM
  • "IBM Q Launches Next Stage Of Quantum Computing Revolution" Investopedia 4:16 PM
  • "IBM has cloud access to quantum computer 400 times smaller than D-Wave system" The Register 11:33 AM
  • "Microsoft imagines the Surface-powered office of the future" The Verge 10:49 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Blueprint to help public sector organisations get set up on Azure" The Inquirer 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft's Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 hybrid cloud available in India" Business Standard 8:59 AM
  • "HP teases a new, larger version of its Windows 10 Mobile Continuum Lap Dock for the Elite x3" Neowin 8:06 AM
  • "HP explains why the Elite x3 Windows 10 phone is perfect for first responders" OnMSFT 8:05 AM
  • "HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 Education Edition Unveiled" UberGizmo 8:03 AM
  • "HP is working on a new, bigger Lap Dock for Windows 10 Mobile Continuum" Windows Central 8:02 AM
  • "HP's Giving Another Try at Turning a Windows Phone into a Laptop" Softpedia 8:02 AM
  • "HPE, Dell battle it out as global server market dips slightly" Tech Central 7:57 AM
  • "HPE and Dell battle it out as global server market dips slightly" Computer World UK 7:52 AM
  • "Dell EMC joins IDC's CIO Summit 2017 to help businesses ensure digital readiness" Al Bawaba 7:52 AM
  • "Intel XMM 7480 High-Speed Modem Will Be Arriving This Year – Promises 450 Mbps Downstream" WCCFTech 7:50 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 580 Coming In April, Before Vega In May" SegmentNext 7:48 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 Series CPUs Good For Gaming Or Not? Should You Buy?" SegmentNext 7:47 AM
  • "AMD CEO: Better Gaming performance Ryzen CPUs with patches" Guru3D 7:47 AM
  • "Cisco UK CEO sees chance to drive digital inclusion after Brexit" ComputerWeekly 7:43 AM
  • "Cisco, Docker Expand Partnership to Deliver Container Capabilities in Cloud Infrastructure" The Fast Mode 7:42 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Expected iPhone 8 'super cycle' prompts Citi to upgrade Apple target price" 9to5Mac 4:08 PM
  • "How Apple Could Spend Its Cash Hoard: With $246 billion in the bank, shrewdly deploying its mighty cash hoard is arguably Apple greatest financial opportunity." The Motley Fool 4:07 PM
  • "Apple Upgraded by Citi on Bullish iPhone 'Super-Cycle' View" TheStreet 8:43 AM
  • "Better Investing Members Net Sellers Of Apple" Seeking Alpha 7:18 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market closes lower as financials slump, North Korea fires missiles: Ten out of 11 S&P 500 sectors were down on the day" MarketWatch 4:18 PM
  • "Geopolitical Worries, Financials Selloff Leads Wall Street to Losses: Wall Street falls on Monday in a broad pullback from a recent rally and on brewing tensions in the Asia-Pacific region." TheStreet 4:18 PM
  • "Wall St Dips on Trump Tumult, North Korea Action" Reuters 4:17 PM
  • "Stocks Retreat as Risk Appetite Wanes: Financial shares lead the S&P 500 lower; energy stocks are a bright spot" [Paid Membership Required] 4:17 PM
  • "Asia markets mostly shrug off North Korean missile tests: Investors in Asia didn't blink at the launch of several ballistic missiles by North Korea on Monday, with most stock markets ending the day higher." MarketWatch 7:31 AM
  • "Deutsche Bank's slide pulls European financials, German DAX lower: European stocks fell Monday, with the banking sector under pressure as German lender Deutsche Bank AG shares slid on its plans for a share sale." MarketWatch 7:29 AM

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