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Friday Highlights: 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 captures 79% of global smartphone profits last year"  The Korea Herald 7:16 AM
  • "Apple captured 540% the profits of Samsung Mobile in 2016 as China's phone makers battled for scraps" AppleInsider 7:18 AM
  • "Apple may have already lost the battle to Google for a new generation of students: Chromebooks accounted for 58 percent of the 12.6 million mobile computing devices shipped to primary and secondary schools in the U.S. in 2016 — up from 50 percent in 2015."  Recode 4:13 PM
  • "Apple's floating solar island brings renewable energy to Japan: The project is coming to Japan as part of Apple's supplier clean energy program." ZDNet 7:24 AM
  • "Apple is fighting tooth and nail against 'right to repair' laws"  phoneArena 7:52 AM
  • "Apple's Green Bonds funded $441.5 million of environmental safety, conservation, climate change action in 2016" AppleInsider 6:30 PM
  • "What you can do if you forget your password on a FileVault-protected Mac" Macworld 7:18 AM
  • "Collaborative Workflow with Final Cut Pro X - First Working Steps" 8:07 AM
  • "How to use Chromecast on iPhone or Mac: Wirelessly connect your iOS or macOS device to Chromecast for TV and movies on the big screen" Macworld UK 7:51 AM
  • "Cutting Out Part Of an Image with Acorn" MacMost 9:15 AM
  • "How to minimize windows into their app icon in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7:45 AM
  • "How To Back Up And Sync Mac Folders" Mac 360 7:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "Highly Anticipated V-Ray 3 for SketchUp Released—Dramatically Simplified and Powerful" Architosh 12:45 PM
  • "Kite Compositor, Prototyping and WYSIWYG v. Coding" Subtraction 12:37 PM
  • "FileMaker Cloud is Now Available in EMEA" FileMaker 10:07 AM
  • "ChronoSync 4.7.4 Improves Sync Efficiency and Performance" Econ Technologies 10:03 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple says it has already patched 'many' (not all) leaked CIA exploits" Computerworld 6:30 AM
  • "Wikileaks' CIA hacks: Apple says it's already fixed many of the flaws mentioned/A new round of alleged CIA documents were leaked on Tuesday, describing tech tools that allow the agency to hack smartphones and smart TVs. Here's what Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft had to say." TechRepublic 9:28 AM
  • "Apple, others say they have already dealt with WikiLeaks hacks: report" MarketWatch 7:15 AM
  • "Apple: Many flaws disclosed by WikiLeaks are already fixed | The Seattle Times" Associated Press 11:45 AM
  • "Apple to iPhone owners: We're working fast to block CIA's iOS hacks" ZDNet 7:23 AM
  • "Apple responds to security alert after WikiLeaks CIA report" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:25 AM
  • "Apple Already Patched Most CIA Hacks From Wikileaks Report" The Mac Observer 6:49 PM
  • "These super-high-res aerial photos of Apple Park are stunning: Apple's 'spaceship' campus is set to open next month, but these nine images give a glimpse at two years of the construction project." Macworld 7:17 AM
  • "Apple-backed Didi Chuxing opens new self-driving lab in Mountain View,┬áCA" 9to5Mac 6:29 PM
  • "Didi opens self-driving car lab near Apple in California" AppleInsider 6:30 PM
  • "Japanese Apple manufacturing partner pledges 100% renewable energy use" AppleInsider 7:15 AM
  • "Apple's supplier clean energy program hits Japan, includes large floating solar facilities" 9to5Mac 7:17 AM
  • "Apple Devices Gaining Ground In Business And Education; Easier To Manage Than Competition – Jamf Survey" MacPrices 12:08 PM
  • "StartX, the accelerator for Stanford-affiliated entrepreneurs, gets a new CEO" ["Huang is an alumnus of StartX, who sold his company WiFiSLAM to Apple for $20 million in early 2013. While he's spent the last four years at the tech giant, Huang has remained active in the StartX community, moonlighting as a mentor and adviser."] TechCrunch 12:47 PM
  • "Founder of WiFi mapping company acquired by Apple departs to lead Stanford startup accelerator" 9to5Mac 12:47 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple outwits clonemakers with Mac OS 8" Cult of Mac 7:45 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Living and dying on his own terms" ["Negrino was a contributing editor for Macworld Magazine and a leading figure in the Macintosh movement in Southern California, where he met Smith."] The Heraldsburg Tribune 9:09 PM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs Meets with Donald Trump to Discuss Education and Immigration" The Mac Observer 9:01 PM
  • "CA Technologies Expands Security Portfolio With Veracode Acquisition" eWeek 5:47 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg To Receive Honorary Harvard Degree 12 Years After Dropping Out" Digital Trends 2:11 PM
  • "One of the oldest forms of POS malware has been tweaked to avoid detection" ZDNet 12:22 PM
  • "GOP senators' new bill would let ISPs sell your Web browsing data: Senate resolution would throw out FCC's entire privacy rulemaking." Ars Technica 10:10 AM
  • "Movado, Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss are making Android Wear smartwatches" CNET 10:08 AM
  • "'Am I at risk of being hacked?' What you need to know about the 'Vault 7' documents" The Guardian 7:51 AM
  • "Bob's Productivity Book, CIA iPhone Hacks, the Home Hub We Want -ACM 401" The Mac Observer 4:10 PM
  • "Road to Macstock – Barry Fulk Introduces The Midwest Mac Mingle" MacVoices 4:10 PM
  • "Wikileaks, CIA, and iPhone Hacks -TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-08" The Mac Observer 12:26 PM
  • "Report: 3D sensor production ramp suggests iPhone 8 to launch later than September"  9to5Mac 7:17 AM
  • "'iPhone 8' Could Reportedly Be Called 'iPhone Edition,' Launch Well After 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch Versions" MacRumors 7:19 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 8' might not feature full-screen OLED sans home button, to launch long after September reveal" AppleInsider 7:19 AM
  • "Bombshell report says iPhone 8 will be called 'iPhone Edition' and might already be delayed" BGR 8:32 AM
  • "Apple's Not Ready To Equip The iPhone 8 With OLED Screens According To Japanese Blog, Macotakara" WCCFTech 7:57 AM
  • " responds to Apple's 'hot code push' policy shift, says its SDK is fully compliant" 9to5Mac 5:31 PM
  • "Imagination's new PowerVR Furian GPU architecture will deliver captivating and engaging visual and vision experiences"  Imagination Technologies 11:49 AM
  • "Imagination reworks PowerVR GPU architecture for next gen devices" New Electronics UK 11:42 AM
  • "Apple's Imagination Just Announced Its Fastest GPU Architecture Yet" Apple Must 11:43 AM
  • "Imagination announces PowerVR 'Furian' mobile GPU architecture, could power Apple's iPhone by late 2018" AppleInsider 11:47 AM
  • "It might just be the WORST time to buy a new iPad Pro, new leak reveals" Express UK 7:50 AM
  • "Apple makes available fifth developer beta releases of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2" AppleInsider 12:37 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 10.3 to Developers" MacRumors 12:37 PM
  • "Apple releases watchOS 3.2 beta 5 for Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 12:37 PM
  • "tvOS 10.2 beta 5 rolling out for Apple TV" 9to5Mac 12:37 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Adds 2016 MacBook Pro Without Touch Bar to Refurbished Store" MacRumors 9:05 PM
  • "Apple starts selling 2016 MacBook Pro without Touch Bar via its online refurbished store" 9to5Mac 9:20 PM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:10 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:10 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:10 AM

  • "Hewlett-Packard Caters to Creative/Tech Pros with Z2 Mini PC" The Mac Observer 5:41 PM
  • "The Compact ZENS Apple Watch Powerbank Packs a Big Punch" AppAdvice 4:27 PM
  • "The Western Digital Black PCIe SSD (512GB) Review" AnandTech 7:44 AM
  • "Easy, Beautiful Websites at a Price You Can Afford" The Mac Observer 6:29 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How to survive with an iPhone that only has 16GB or 32GB of storage" BGR 1:20 PM
  • "TouchRetouch Review: Object Removal Made Easy" MacStories 12:37 PM
  • "Review: KRFT for iOS lets you build addictive, customized musical control surfaces w/ built-in synth engines" 9to5Mac 10:31 AM
  • "How to manage your CarPlay apps" iMore 12:38 PM
  • "How to Work With Text Using 3D Touch on iOS" Apple Must 10:02 AM
  • "How to Turn On Apple Two-Factor Authentication" PC Magazine 7:20 AM
  • "How to check an iPhone's Activation Lock status online" AppleInsider 9:20 PM
  • "Use Slack Remind to Remind Yourself, Colleagues, or Delay Action on a Message" The Mac Observer 6:31 AM
  • "Apple's upcoming high-end iPhone could be named... 'iPhone Edition'" Neowin 5:11 PM
  • "iPhone 8 concept reveals Apple's new Function Bar" Cult of Mac 1:58 PM
  • "Errata Security: Some Comments on the WikiLeaks CIA Leak" Daring Fireball 10:10 AM
  • "Apple Music can't even beat Spotify, but, regardless, music streaming just might be a lousy business anyway" MacDailyNews 10:02 AM
  • "Why Apple Struggles in China's Smartphone Market" Market Realist 8:32 AM
  • "Who Killed The iPad? Amazon!" Mac360 8:29 AM
  • "Mobile Payments Will Generate Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Each Year For Apple"  Apple Must 8:23 AM
  • "About iPhone Secret Tips And Hacks" NoodleMac 8:16 AM
  • "Mossberg: Tech's ruling class casts a big shadow/Is the dominance of the 'Gang of Five' healthy?"  The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Health Insurance? Or, iPhone?" Mac360 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft vs. Apple, Round 2: New iPad Pro in the Works as Surface Keeps Growing" Softpedia 7:31 AM
  • "iPhone 8: New rumors point to a 3D camera and OLED function bar" Macworld 7:17 AM
  • "I Am Your Samsung Smart TV, And I Am Positively Not Spying On You" Wired 4:43 PM
  • "I Am Absolutely, Positively Not Spying on You: a PSA From Your Samsung Smart TV [Satire] Wired 4:13 PM
  • "Tech reacts to 'A Day Without a Woman'" TechCrunch 4:11 PM
  • "Reminder: In tech, very few women have a seat at the table" Mashable 1:58 PM
  • "Why Amazon Is Opening More Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores" 24/7 Wall St. 1:19 PM
  • "Why women in tech aren't surprised by the Uber saga" The Verge 10:10 AM
  • "Where's The Cable TV Killer?" TeraTalks 8:04 AM
  • "Connecting Everything to the Internet: What Could Go Wrong?" PC Magazine 7:24 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iPhone users are going to want Twitter's latest update" BGR 6:39 PM
  • "CloudApp launches new Annotate visual tool as Dropbox details upcoming auto updater for macOS" 9to5Mac 4:11 PM
  • "RBC iOS app update adds pay-by-voice commands to Apple's Siri" AppleInsider 1:20 PM
  • "Skoove is a new iOS app that transforms your iPad into a private piano instructor" 9to5Mac 12:37 PM
  • "Turn your iPad into a digital piano instructor with Skoove for iOS" iMore 12:37 PM
  • "Third-party Home app developer releases Finances 2 for iOS + Mac public beta" 9to5Mac 9:20 AM
  • "This iPhone 7 case from Louis Vuitton costs a whopping $5,000 — take a look" Business Insider 9:20 AM
  • "The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Black AirPods?" [Slideshow] Macworld 9:19 AM
  • "MICOM Software introduces Tiny House Construction Estimator 1.5 for iPad" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "You can now use Apple Pay to donate to 22 UK charities" Engadget 7:20 AM
  • "UK Apple Pay adds support for charitable donations following US rollout, launches with 21 UK nonprofits" 9to5Mac 7:17 AM
  • "YC graduate Markhor now sells handcrafted leather cases for Apple products" TechCrunch 7:17 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Google is poised to do the 'unthinkable' and overtake Microsoft to become the #1 platform for getting online" Business Insider Australia 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft says Google's cloud reliability claim vs. Azure and Amazon Web Services does not compute" GeekWire 7:58 PM
  • "Microsoft to Unveil Version of Windows Server Running on ARM Chips: Microsoft for years has built Windows Server to run on chips designed around technology from Intel" [Paid Membership Required] 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Pledges to Use ARM Server Chips, Threatening Intel's Dominance" Bloomberg 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Server OS runs on ARM chips, with help from Qualcomm" IDG News Service 8:43 AM
  • "Windows Server on ARM: Microsoft moves beyond Intel in its Azure cloud" TechRepublic 1:19 PM
  • "Microsoft's latest open source servers shown off with Intel, AMD, and even ARM chips: An inevitability is becoming a reality." Ars Technica 4:44 PM
  • "How Microsoft rethought its approach to email: Fresh perspectives are shaping Outlook's new product direction." IDG News Service 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft Urges Girls to Stay in STEM, and Change the World, in Third Year of #MakeWhatsNext" AdWeek 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft shows girls how STEM careers solve world issues" IT PRO 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 Mobile build 15051 to the Fast ring" Neowin 6:20 PM
  • "Microsoft Previews Developer-Friendlier Visual Studio Team Services" eWeek 9:19 PM
  • "Dell getting more excited about Linux desktops" Fudzilla 7:35 AM
  • "HP Expands Its Elite Line With New Powerful Desktops" iTech Post 7:37 AM
  • "HP boosts Digital India initiative, launches 'Centre of Excellence'" TechRadar UK 7:39 AM
  • "HP launches Centre of Excellence in India to support the Digital India dream" New Kerala 7:39 AM
  • "IBM made an entire hard drive out of a single atom" BGR 8:33 PM
  • "IBM fits a bit on an atom, eyeing ever-smaller devices: An IBM research team says the breakthrough could lead to storage that's much denser than available now" IDG News Service 12:37 PM
  • "Box Users Can Now Store Cloud Data In IBM UK Data Centres" Silicon UK 7:42 AM
  • "Intel security and Micromax teams up to offer McAfee mobile suite to fight online threats" Gizbot 7:34 AM
  • "Intel to award 20 school leavers with 2017 Women in Technology Scholarships" SiliconRepublic 7:35 AM
  • "AMD does an Italian job on Intel, unveils 32-core, 64-thread 'Naples' CPU" The Register 7:35 AM
  • "AMD targets the datacentre with Naples chip" IT PRO 7:38 AM
  • "AMD Naples Server Processor with 32 Cores and 64 Threads Coming in 2Q 2017" Bitblog 7:38 AM
  • "AMD's Naples CPUs Cater To Data Centers" iTech Post 7:36 AM
  • "AMD Zen 2 Based CPU Family is Called Pinnacle Ridge – Successor To Summit Ridge Arrives on AM4 in Early 2018" WCCFTech 7:38 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "David Tepper: Trimmed Apple on China rhetoric" CNBC 7:48 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 close lower as oil prices plummet, rate-hike expectations rise: ADP report shows 298,000 jobs added in February" MarketWatch 4:12 PM
  • "Dow Retreats for Day Three as Crude Suffers Largest Loss in 13 Months: The Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated again on Wednesday, its first three-day decline since January, as crude oil suffered its largest drop in more than a year." TheStreet 4:12 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Dip as Energy Shares Tumble" Reuters 4:12 PM
  • "Stocks Slip as Oil's Decline Weighs on Energy Shares: Markets are awaiting fresh cues from the Federal Reserve, ECB" [Paid Membership Required] 4:12 PM
  • "Asian stocks steady as investors keep wary eye on Wall Street: Nikkei falls for fourth straight session" MarketWatch 7:27 AM
  • "European stocks choppy as U.K. budget, ECB decision loom: Adidas shares spring higher on outlook" MarketWatch 7:27 AM

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