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Weekend Highlights: Financial Times interviews Jony Ives on the new Apple Watch, responsibilities of big tech firms; analyst thinks Apple could hit $1.5 trillion; Apple riles consumer group in China over recent breach of some customers' Apple IDs; WSJ's Joanna Stern laments the walls around iMessage; Uniloc back in Apple's face with FaceTime lawsuit; Ars Technica reviews Mac browser Vivaldi; what to expect with FCPX 10.5?; iPhone XR available, selling quickly—more in our General Interest section; the plot thickens...will iPad Pro go USB-C? Apple releases USB-C Apple Watch charger; a couple employees of Loup Ventures went phone-less, using only Apple Watches.

  • "EduTech: What Apple can do to win back Chromebook users & improve the education system"  9to5Mac 3:15 PM
  • "Secretive Billionaire Reveals How He Toppled Apple in China"  Bloomberg 6:28 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for increasing global trade with China" Reuters 7:29 AM
  • "Editorial: An ad-free, premium social network... from Apple"  AppleInsider 7:02 AM
  • "iPads In Every Hospital: Apple's Plan To Crack The $3 Trillion Health Care Sector/Meanwhile, rumor has it Apple is gearing up to release a new version of its iPad, which plays a vital role in its enterprise health efforts."  Fast Company 7:32 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook says globalization is 'great for the world' in China speech"  AppleInsider 3/18
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Touts Benefits of Globalization in China Speech" MacRumors 3/18
  • "Tim Cook talks benefits of globalization & user privacy during speech in China" 9to5Mac 3/18
  • "Windows 7 Is Still The Desktop OS King" [OS X at 6.19%] Statista 3/17
  • "Become Tech Savvy: Sizing up a slow Mac and what you can do about it" 9to5Mac 3/18
  • "Logic Pros (101): Working with Audio Effects and Software Instrument Plug-ins" 9to5Mac 3:42 PM
  • "How to show the expanded Save dialog by default on Mac" iDownload Blog 3/18
  • "Use Migration Assistant to move email from PC to Mac" Seattle Times 3/17
  • "H&R Block, TaxAct, TaxSlayer, and TurboTax: Which tax program is right for you?" Macworld 3/17
  • "How to Manually Add and Organize Albums in iTunes: iTunes sometimes puts your music into a folder or assigns it an artist that doesn't fit your preferences. So how can you get the album into the right place and under the right artist name?" PC Magazine 3/17
  • "How to open a .docx Word file on a Mac, iPad or iPhone: Edit and save documents in a PC-friendly format" Macworld UK 3/17
  • "Organizing Windows with Magnet" MacStories 3/17
  • "Using Twitter Without a Twitter Account" MacMost 3/17
Press Releases
  • "On Manicuring NIBs" Rixstep 3/18
  • "Visually Stunning Open World Adventure 'The Witness' Lands On Mac" RazMag 3/17
  • "MacPractice EDU Next Generation Dental School Software Announcement" PRNewswire 3/17
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Ive revealed as Chaos backer" The Industry 6:48 PM
  • "Apple extends iPhone AppleCare+ purchase window to one year" TechnoBuffalo 3/18
  • "British man electrocuted while using charging iPhone in the bath" Stuff: New Zealand 3/18
  • "Apple says to add two more R&D centers in China" Reuters 3/17
  • "Apple Plans Two More Chinese Research Hubs as iPhone Sales Slow" Bloomberg 3/17
  • "Apple plans two more research centers in China as challenges continue" CNBC 3/17
  • "Apple is pumping money into creating an international chain of R&D enters" Computerworld 3/17
  • "iPhone owners earn more, even in the Third World" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 3/17
  • "Apple paid Chance the Rapper $500,000 for a two-week exclusive: A rare look inside a music industry deal." Recode 3/17
  • "Chance the Rapper shares how much he made from exclusive Apple Music 'Coloring Book' deal" 9to5Mac 3/17
  • "Apple to Build Two Additional R&D Centers in China" MacRumors 3/17
  • "Apple plans retail expansion in India with over 100 new Authorized Resellers" AppleInsider 3/17
  • "Alexa on iOS: Siri's Not Even the Best iPhone Assistant Anymore" Wired 3/17
  • "Your Future Password Is... Your Entire Body: It started with Apple's Touch ID and Alibaba's 'selfie pay.' Now companies are building deep biological portraits to secure our phones." Backchannel 3/17
  • "Apple gives indie gamers a permanent home on the App Store" Indie Research 3/17
  • "Apple resuming iPhone sales in Indonesia after $44M investment meeting local requirements" 9to5Mac 3/17
  • "Watch Beats 1 Creative Director Zane Lowe give SXSW music keynote" The Loop 3/17
Non-Apple News
  • "Uber president quits in response to controversies: This wasn't the company he thought he joined." Engadget 7:03 PM
  • "Leak appears to show Samsung Galaxy S8 will be the fastest mobile device on the market" Neowin 7:01 AM
  • "Netflix to drop star ratings in favor of thumbs up and thumbs down system" Neowin 7:00 AM
  • "Popslate, the company putting an E Ink display on your iPhone, is shutting down: The company indicated that it would not issue refunds to backers" The Verge 3/18
  • "Inside the Infinity Room, SXSW's trippy art installation: South by Southwest is all about merging tech with art, and Refik Anadol's Infinity Room is a dazzling example." Macworld 3/18
  • "Samsung's Note 7 disaster won't stop people buying the Galaxy S8" BGR 3/18
  • "Google Resists Warrant for Data in Minnesota Fraud Case" PC Magazine 3/17
  • "Infrared light could someday deliver super-fast WiFi" Engadget 3/17
  • "Web Pages as Apps, Equipment Insurance, and Photos! – Mac Geek Gab 649" The Mac Observer 11:58 AM
  • "iTunes 'Terms and Conditions' Graphic Novel Starring Steve Jobs Now Available on Amazon" iClarified 3/18
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 111 | Apple event hype, iPad rumors swirl, and Apple Watch face gallery" 9to5Mac 3/17
  • "Taylor Swift Trademarking Swifties while Getting Schwifty - The TouchArcade Show #299" Touch Arcade 3/17
  • "Road to Macstock -Mike Schmitz On Dealing with Email" MacVoices 3/17
  • "Meet the artist who turned Apple legalese into a fun comic book" Cult of Mac 3/17
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks new iPads, wearables, and Apple's coming 64-bit switch" AppleInsider 3/17
  • "Mystery Apple 'wireless device' turns out to be door access system" AppleInsider 9:09 PM
  • "Roundup: Here's everything we currently know about the new iPads coming this year" 9to5Mac 3/18
  • "Apple granted another patent involving facial recognition" Apple World Today 3/18
  • "AppleCare+ Can Now be Purchased Up to One Year After Buying an iPhone" MacRumors 3/17
  • "You can now buy AppleCare+ one year after getting an iPhone" Cult of Mac 3/17
  • "Apple extends AppleCare+ eligibility from 60 days to one year for iPhone purchases" The Verge 3/17
  • "iPhone 8 Screen Will Be Behind Galaxy S8 Curve (Report)" Tom's Guide 3/17
  • "iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo? Here Are 4 Ways to Fix" OS X Daily 3/17
  • "How to troubleshoot iBooks problems" iMore 3/17
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/17
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/17
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/17

  • "Hands-on: Philips Hue Go – dynamic lighting anywhere you please [Video] 9to5Mac 3/18
  • "Canon Pixma iP110 review: This inkjet printer's portability comes at a price" Macworld 3/17
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Best Weight Loss Apps For Your iPhone" AppAdvice 10:21 AM
  • "Safe Alarm 3 adds powerful features to your iPhone alarm" iDownload Blog 8:34 AM
  • "Four of the best casual photography and filter apps for iPhone" AppleInsider 7:01 AM
  • "iCheapskate: 40 amazing free games for iPhone and iPad/Just got a new iDevice? Then load it with these games – none of which cost a penny!" Stuff Magazine 3/18
  • "Hands On: Google Calendar on iOS continues the trend of 'fiddly but powerful'" AppleInsider 3/18
  • "LiquidText update a must-have for iPad Pro: Annotating PDFs just got a lot cooler, thanks to the latest version of LiquidText. The cleverly designed iPad-only app now allows freehand drawing." CIO 3/17
  • "'Incidence' Review - Follow the Bouncing Ball" Touch Arcade 3/17
  • "'The Big Journey' Review - This Platformer is Near Purrfect" Touch Arcade 3/17
  • "'Pan-Pan' Review - An Open-World Puzzle Game with Whacking" Touch Arcade 3/17
  • "'1942 Mobile' Review - Whoa-Oh, We're Midway There" Touch Arcade 3/17
  • "How to manage your iTunes account on your iPhone and iPad" iMore 3:54 PM
  • "My iPhone Doesn't Vibrate? Here's How to Fix It" iPhone Hacks 11:58 AM
  • "How to share Apple's Live Photos on Instagram" Mashable 7:29 AM
  • "How to open Keynote files in PowerPoint: Open, edit and save .key decks on a Windows PC" Macworld UK 3/18
  • "How To Install Popcorn Time On iOS 10 Without Jailbreak" Redmond Pie 3/18
  • "How to use multiple iPhone or iPad devices with one computer" iMore 3/18
  • "How to make your own Ethernet cable" iMore 3/17
  • "How to disable vocal alerts for turn-by-turn directions in Google Maps" iDownload Blog 3/17
  • "How to zoom into photos down to pixel level on iOS" Mac Kung Fu 3/17
  • "Why iPhone users should NEVER say 108 to Siri: Pranksters have been urging users of Apple products to do this" Mirror Online UK 7:28 AM
  • "How to use Google's Motion Stills app to be more creative with Apple's Live Photos" AppleInsider 3/17
  • "Pogue's Basics: Make Amazon Echo tell you when it's transmitting" Yahoo! Finance 3/17
  • "PSA: If a Live photo didn't choose the perfect moment, you can now select a different frame" 9to5Mac 3/17
  • "iPhone 8 may actually be called the 'iPhone Edition'" Network World 6:35 PM
  • "Intelligent Assistant Competition On iPhone" MacSparky 3/18
  • "Download Links at the Bottom"  Rixstep 3/18
  • "Galaxy S8's slo-mo video will blow iPhone 7 away" Cult of Mac 3/17
  • "Why Apple is destined to fail in India" VentureBeat 3/17
  • "A rumored iOS 11 feature is freaking people out" BGR 3/17
  • "Apple Needs to Build Trust in iCloud, Survey Claims" Apple Must 3/17
  • "Apple's 'Fortune 500' Products" Mac360 3/17
  • "Is It Hype? Or, Yet Another iPhone Killer?" Mac360 3/17
  • "Here Comes Another Watch Killer" TeraTalks 3/17
  • "The iPad Pro needs a refresh: Here's what to expect/From processor bumps to a new 10-inch model to a rebranded iPad mini, everything's about to change." Macworld 3/17
  • "Siri, Alexa, and robots could change how we talk: Sentient AI and super-smart robots are a long way off, but forgetting how to talk to other humans? That could happen soon." Macworld 3/17
  • "Why You Should Buy Your Own Router Instead of Renting it From Comcast" Among Tech 7:03 AM
  • "YouTube TV vs Sling TV: Which Streaming Service Should You Choose?" iPhone Hacks 3/18
  • "Breaking News: Google Home Users Upset when Google Does Google" The Mac Observer 3/17
  • "Text Messages Could Be Used To Control Smart Appliances Of The Future" Digital Trends 3/17
  • "Sorry, Siri; Artificial Intelligence Bots Are Everywhere And They're Just As Stupid" NoodleMac 3/17
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Someone ported 'Pokemon Yellow' to the Apple Watch" BGR 3/18
  • "Twitter rolling out updated profile design on iOS with new 'Tweets & Replies' tab" 9to5Mac 3/18
  • "Microsoft Loves iPhones: OneDrive App Updated with iMessage Support/New OneDrive version released this morning" Softpedia 3/18
  • "ColorWare's retro-styled iPhone 7 Plus is beautiful and expensive" The Verge 3/18
  • "Coming March 18: Gene Steinberg meets 'CrackBerry Kevin' and author Joe Kissell, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 3/17
  • "Top 5 Waterproof iPhone 7 cases - LifeProof, Catalyst, Dog & Bone, Pelican, Ghostek" Mobile Reviews Eh 3/17
  • "Watch out, Siri, Amazon Alexa is now available on the iPhone" TechRepublic 3/17
  • "Google Motion Stills Live Photo editing app is updated" Mashable 3/17
  • "ABC News now lets you stream up to four live video feeds on Apple TV" 9to5Mac 3/17
  • "Philips expands iOS-connected Hue smart bulbs with chandelier E14 light socket sizes" AppleInsider 3/17
  • "Custom-painted iPhone 7 Plus gives off vintage Mac vibes, costs 2 grand" phoneArena 3/17
  • "Twitter posts about 'screenshot alert' in iOS 11 traced to unsupported vlogger claim" 9to5Mac 3/17
  • "English to Indonesian Translator Dictionary 1.5 for iOS" prMac 3/17
  • "Pretty Regular Expressions for iOS Now Available" prMac 3/17
  • "Stock Ranker - An iOS app to aid investment decisions, is now available" prMac 3/17
  • "Jumping Jack's Skydive introduced for iOS - New Skydiving Game" prMac 3/17
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 will push some updates over limited data plans: The Creators Update could lead to a larger internet bill in some cases." Engadget 7:01 AM
  • "Get the Windows 10 Creators Update before everyone else" MSPoweruser 12:28 PM
  • "Surface Pro 5 will Include AMD Ryzen, Windows 10 Creators and More" MobiPicker 7:17 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Detailed – Radeon RX 580 To Feature Polaris 20 XTX, RX 560 To Use Polaris 21 and RX 550 To Use Polaris 12 GPUs" WCCFTech 7:17 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega Challenges Nividia GTX 1080 Ti ; Specs, Features, Release Date" Sports World News 7:17 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 500 Series To Be Powered By Polaris 21, 20 And 12 GPUs Built On 14nm FinFET LPP" HotHardware 4:38 PM
  • "Does AMD have a Quad Channel 16 Core / 32 Thread CPU in the works?" Guru3D 7:18 AM
  • "Intel's Skylake-EP Xeon E5 2699 v5 Monster Flagship With 32 Cores / 64 Threads Gets Performance Leaked" WCCFTech 7:18 AM
  • "Intel officially introduces Xpoint with the DC P4800X SSD" SemiAccurate 9:02 PM
  • "New Intel Technology Bridges Gap Between Speedy Conventional Memory, Longer-Term Storage: Company looks to gain from data explosion with new drives" [Paid Membership Required] 7:18 AM
  • "Intel's first Optane SSD: 375GB that you can also use as RAM/3D XPoint finally has (limited) commercial availability." Ars Technica 1:01 PM
  • "Intel Unveils New-Generation Optane SSD for Storage and RAM" eWeek 5:50 PM
  • "Intel's first hyper-fast 3D drive is meant for servers: The Optane SSD can serve as memory or storage depending on your needs." Engadget 3:53 PM
  • "Intel's Deal For Mobileye Doesn't Look Good" Seeking Alpha 12:28 PM
  • "Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X With 3D Xpoint Memory Debuts Ultra-Low Latency Storage, New Memory Tier" HotHardware 12:28 PM
  • "Optane SSD fast enough to be used as memory extender: Intel" ZDNet 3:16 PM
  • "Is Oracle's cloud growth a worry for Indian IT firms?" Business Standard 11:29 AM
  • "Oracle swipes at AWS, Microsoft and Salesforce as cloud revenue hits $1bn" Click Lancashire 11:59 AM
  • "IBM intros cognitive assistant to tackle enterprise device sprawl" ZDNet 9:08 PM
  • "List of Laptop and Tablet Recalls - 2017 and Earlier" LAPTOP Magazine 7:16 AM
  • "Windows 10 to start pushing crucial updates automatically over metered connections again" Neowin 3/18
  • "Updating in Windows 10 Version 1703? You Win Some, You Lose Some" Thurrott 3/18
  • "German police love Windows Phone as Hamburg purchase 900 Lumias" MSPoweruser 3/18
  • "Microsoft forces Windows 7, Windows 8 users to upgrade to Windows 10" Business Standard 3/18
  • "Microsoft Personal Shopping Assistant now available on Android (beta)" MSPoweruser 3/18
  • "Rebranding of AMD Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX 570 Polaris Affects Launching of AMD Flagship Products" Droid Report 3/18
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega With 'Soul' & 'Brain' – Here's Everything We Know So Far" MobiPicker 3/18
  • "Core i5 vs. i7: Which CPU Offers the Best Bang for the Buck" LAPTOP Magazine 3/18
  • "IBM to hire 2,000 US veterans into 'new collar jobs' over the next four years" Neowin 3/18
  • "In Silicon Valley, a Voice of Caution Guides a High-Flying Uber" New York Times 3/18
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Do You Really Want The Dividend To Double?" Seeking Alpha 3:27 PM
  • "Apple Still DJIA's Best Performing Stock of 2017" 24/7 Wall St. 9:21 AM
  • "Apple Market Cap Nearly Three Quarters Of $1 Trillion" 24/7 Wall St. 7:28 AM
  • "Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Buys Apple Stock: Should You? The world's greatest investor placed a big bet on the future of the iPhone maker. Here's why Warren Buffett likes Apple." The Motley Fool 3/18
  • "Apple: Constructive Engagement Pays Off In Asia, Confrontation Probably Won't " Seeking Alpha 3/18
  • "Here's what Trump could do to lift Apple shares to $175: Critical information for the U.S. trading day" MarketWatch 3/17
  • "Apple Stock Smashes Previous All-Time High For Second Month Running" MacRumors 3/17
Industry News
  • "Stock market slides at close but holds on to weekly gains: Financials retreat as 10-year Treasury yield ticks lower" MarketWatch 3/17
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Decline as Health Care Losses Counter Gains: Wall Street ends a jampacked week little changed as a selloff in health care stocks counters broad gains elsewhere." TheStreet 3/17
  • "Investors see red on St. Patrick's Day" USA Today 3/17
  • "Wall Street Flat as Banks Weigh; Adobe Rallies" Reuters 3/17
  • "U.S. Stocks, Government Bonds Notch Weekly Gains: Utilities sector also rising, boosting S&P 500 energy shares" [Paid Membership Required] 3/17
  • "Asian markets largely retreat ahead of G-20 meeting: Investors in Asia turned cautious Friday ahead of a meeting of finance chiefs from the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging economies, where U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is widely expected to pressure countries to boost the value of their currencies." MarketWatch 3/17
  • "European stocks dip ahead of potential trade tension at G-20 gathering: European stocks moved slightly lower Friday, but hovered around their highest levels in more than a year, with investors turning attention to the meeting of Group of 20 finance officials in Germany." MarketWatch 3/17

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