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Thursday Highlights: Jason Cross at Macworld calls Apple Watch Series 4 "a generational leap" with "plenty of room to grow"; Philip Elmer-Dewitt on perception of Apple's entry into Hollywood; EU Commision decides to withdraw action against Ireland for delays recovering back Apple taxes; critical information concerning AirPrint changes in Mojave; Chartable report on how podcast charts are being manipulated by scammers; lives empowered by Apple's accessibility tools; Apple customers in US now can download all the data Apple has collected on them; by 2020 we may see Macs with in-house chips; high-voltage battery power converters for sport cars in works at Apple?; TechHive reviews PlayStation Vue streaming service integration on Apple TV.

  • "Apple's Next Big Thing: Augmented Reality/CEO Tim Cook is betting on augmented reality, a cousin of VR that he believes will keep his company on top and may even supplant the iPhone."  Bloomberg 6:59 AM
  • "Apple is exploring a bunch of AR features for the next iPhone, says Bloomberg" The Verge 7:28 AM
  • "Apple's augmented reality team includes vets from Dolby, Oculus & more - report" AppleInsider 8:21 AM
  • "Apple's reality distortion field – coming to an iPhone near you" Computerworld 9:44 AM
  • "Can new iPads turbo-charge the slumping tablet market?"  USA Today 8:01 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends Globalization as Trump Pushes Domestic Agenda: Tim Cook extolled the benefits of globalization in a speech in China over the weekend." TheStreet 7:53 AM
  • "Apple irks Korean consumers afresh: Apple is drawing criticism again for disregarding Korea after it decided to make heavy investments in China, according to the industry, Monday."  The Korea Times 8:02 AM
  • "Apple sold $4.2 billion of product in New Zealand, paid $0 local taxes: 'Their tax department is even more innovative than their product designers.'" Ars Technica 8:49 PM
  • "Apple rolling out macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 8 for Mac" 9to5Mac 12:44 PM
  • "Beta 8 of macOS 10.12.4 Released for Testing" OS X Daily 1:38 PM
  • "MacOS Is Not As Secure As Many People Believe" Forbes 7:25 AM
  • "An odd fix for 'jpeg' vs 'jpg' filename extensions" The Robservatory 12:44 PM
  • "Magnet: Why the macOS window manager is a worthy upgrade" TechRepublic 1:39 PM
  • "iScrapbook 7 review: Color tools keep Mac design software atop scrap heap/Designed with novice and professional scrapbookers in mind, iScrapbook 7 covers the entire process from page design to album organization, now with the ability to analyze images and match your color scheme to the placed photos." Macworld 8:12 AM
  • "How to take best advantage of iCloud Desktop and Documents across Macs" Macworld 7:11 AM
  • "How To Use a Built-In Terminal Command to Keep Your Mac From Sleeping" MacTrast 8:27 AM
  • "Adjusting Shadows and Highlights in Photos" MacMost 10:48 AM
  • "Another Way To Back Up A Mac Online" Mac 360 7:52 AM
  • "Building a Hackintosh Pro – Dan Counsell" Kirkville 1:36 PM
  • "I switched from Mac to Windows and I'm never going back — here's why" [Video] Business Insider 9:08 AM
  • "The Mac Has Grown Old And Tired" Mac360 9:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft's Mac to Surface Assistant makes it easier to switch to a Surface" BetaNews 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Migration Assistant helps Mac users switch to Surface" MSPoweruser 8:02 AM
  • "Mac Users Can Easily Create Works of Art with Their Photos Using GoArt" prMac 6:58 AM
  • "Screen Commander 1.0 released for macOS - New Screen Blanking Utility" prMac 6:57 AM
  • "CloudCities Update Brings Procedural Terrain and Advanced Search" Architosh 6:51 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Music sets new album streaming record 68% higher than Spotify, despite fewer users"  AppleInsider 7:51 PM
  • "Apple New Zealand is paying taxes in Australia: Report/According to a report, Apple NZ has paid no tax in New Zealand regardless of recording $4.2 billion in sales since 2007—but has instead paid $37 million in income tax to the ATO." ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "Galaxy S8 Retail Price to Significantly Undercut Premium 'iPhone 8'" MacRumors 7:11 AM
  • "Man dies after charging his iPhone while using it in the bath" 9to5Mac 7:10 AM
  • "Man dies charging iPhone while in the bath" BBC 7:21 AM
  • "iPhone User Died From Electrocution As He Charged His Handset While In The Bath" Digital Trends 7:15 AM
  • "Apple's Siri sends prostitute-seekers to gamer bars (here's proof)" CNET 7:25 AM
  • "Bizarre Siri error sends escort-seekers to video game bars ..." 9to5Mac 7:25 AM
  • "iPhone Siri prank tricks people into phoning emergency services: Users are being told to say '108' to Apple's digital assistant" The Independent 8:02 AM
  • "Jonathan Zdziarski Confirms Hire By Apple" RazMag 7:20 AM
  • "Trump is firing off tweetstorms from an iPhone now" New York Post 3:41 PM
  • "iCloud may have doxxed a journalist's Twitter attacker: An anonymous SIM card in a non-anonymous iPhone" The Verge 6:56 PM
  • "Crazy Things That You May Not Know About Steve Wozniak" Forbes 8:02 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Remember the Twentieth Anniversary Mac?" Cult of Mac 8:12 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "China's LeEco backs out of Silicon Valley HQ less than a year after being hailed as 'taking on Apple'" AppleInsider 7:57 PM
  • "'Sorry, I've forgotten my decryption password' is contempt of court, pal – US appeal judges" The Register 3:45 PM
  • "Google finally lets you save your parking spot in latest Maps beta: A new option lets you manually save a parking location, take notes, and snap a photo." Greenbot 2:07 PM
  • "Samsung speaks of Bixby, its voice AI for Galaxy S8" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:46 PM
  • "Samsung officially unveils Bixby, its new AI assistant for mobile and IoT" VentureBeat 9:06 AM
  • "Silicon Valley is no longer #1 for talent says huge global startup report" The Next Web 8:27 AM
  • "Kids Have Shifted Their Addiction From Drugs To Smartphones" Forbes 7:26 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Astronomer & Science Communicator Dr. Phil Plait" The Mac Observer 3:41 PM
  • "The MacJury's Take on Choosing Amazon Echo, Google Home, or Siri" MacVoices 1:35 PM
  • "Apple Goes Tax-free in New Zealand -TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-20" The Mac Observer 1:35 PM
  • "iMore show 549: Pseudo-random" iMore 7:20 AM
  • "Almost 11 years of podcasting! Thanks to all of our listeners!" The MT Show 6:51 AM
  • "Apple's online store will close Tuesday morning, fueling rumors of new products" AppleInsider 11:33 AM
  • "Apple Online Store Going Down for 'Maintenance' Tomorrow Morning Ahead of Rumored Product Updates" MacRumors 11:33 AM
  • "Apple says online store will 'be updated' overnight as new products anticipated" 9to5Mac 11:33 AM
  • "Apple Warns of Brief Online Store Shutdown as New Product Rumors Fly" Apple Must 1:55 PM
  • "Apple store 'maintenance' means get your credit card ready" Cult of Mac 12:51 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 8 Said to Feature 'Water Drop Design' in Homage to Original iPhone" MacRumors 1:38 PM
  • "Report: iPhone 8 to feature 'water drop design', curves like original model" 9to5Mac 1:38 PM
  • "iPhone 8 May Have Ability to Isolate Objects in Images, Change Depth of Photos [Report] iClarified 9:30 AM
  • "TSMC says to decide on U.S. chip plant next year" Reuters 9:06 AM
  • "Apple chipmaker TSMC will decide on possible U.S. plant next year as it eyes Intel competition" 9to5Mac 9:06 AM
  • "TSMC pondering US location for $16B 3nm chip foundry for future iPhone, iPad models" AppleInsider 9:30 AM
  • "Apple releases watchOS 3.2 beta 7 for Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 12:44 PM
  • "Apple quietly extends AppleCare+ policies from 60 days to one year for iPhone purchases" O'Grady's PowerPage 7:53 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:25 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:25 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:25 AM

  • "Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 7: Samsung's Smartphone Breaks Apple's Record By Scoring 205,248 In AnTuTu Benchmarks"  International Business Times 12:23 PM
  • "Apple iPhone SE review: The small phone bursting with big features" IT PRO 8:02 AM
  • "Review: Lofree's Mechanical Bluetooth Keyboard Is a Beautiful, Frustrating Typewriter for Your Mac" MacRumors 3:57 PM
  • "Review: Blue Sadie Headphones" iLounge 3:57 PM
  • "An Ideal iPad Case for Little Kids" TidBITS 3:57 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Tired of Siri? Here's How to Use Amazon's Alexa on iPhone" AppAdvice 3:58 PM
  • "How to Use Emergency Bypass on iPhone to Allow Contacts to Get Through Do Not Disturb Mode" OS X Daily 3:57 PM
  • "Your neighbor's WiFi is ruining yours — here's how to fix it" [Video] Business Insider 12:44 PM
  • "How to change countries on iTunes and App Store for iPhone or iPad" iMore 12:44 PM
  • "Get to Your Unread Message the Easy Way in iOS Mail" AppAdvice 8:02 AM
  • "How to turn off notifications for specific podcasts" iDownload Blog 7:24 AM
  • "Pro Tip: Don't Recharge Your iPhone in the Bath" Apple Must 12:04 PM
  • "Alphabet's new VP will grapple with self-driving car regulation: Tekedra Mawakana should help Waymo get its way with government." Engadget 9:17 PM
  • "Analyst says iPhone 8 will cause a 'paradigm shift' because of Apple's lead in AR tech" 9to5Mac 9:18 PM
  • "Is Apple releasing new products Tuesday?" Six Colors 8:28 PM
  • "Planned Tuesday Morning Down Time for Apple Store has the Internet Flipping Over New Product Possibilities" The Mac Observer 5:14 PM
  • "What's next for Siri: Apple's advantage for its Echo/Google Home competitor"  9to5Mac 3:55 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone slipping in China because company won't adapt, says Oppo & Vivo founder" AppleInsider 12:51 PM
  • "Apple is on the defensive as it prepares the iPhone for the fight of its life" Business Insider 12:44 PM
  • "Apple is serious about Augmented Reality" Six Colors 11:33 AM
  • "Comment: I'm wondering whether even Apple could pull off smart glasses we'd actually want to wear" 9to5Mac 10:07 AM
  • "The first signs of Apple's next big thing may look a lot like Snapchat" Business Insider 10:07 AM
  • "Cassandra: Monday Review -A Healthy Future for the Internet of Things" eXtensions 9:25 AM
  • "Why You're Really Stuck With Apple's Messages App" TeraTalks 8:16 AM
  • "Where Apple's Technology Is Going" NoodleMac 8:06 AM
  • "What If Apple Adopts 3D Sensing For iPhone 8?" Barron's 7:24 AM
  • "Apple should buy Can I Stream It? — or offer a similar service" Apple World Today 7:20 AM
  • "Mystery Device A1844 is a lock for Apple Park, not an Apple TV or Siri Box" The Mac Observer 9:05 AM
  • "Sometimes secret Apple devices just aren't that interesting ..." 9to5Mac 7:11 AM
  • "How I (almost) succeeded in getting an Echo to work well with my soundbar — and all my other components" Ted Landau 3:00 PM
  • "Microsoft inserting ads into Windows 10 File Explorer" AppleInsider 11:33 AM
  • "Misleading Headlines About Samsung Smartphone Buying Plans" The Tech Night Owl 9:00 AM
  • "Hands on: Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 review" TechRadar UK 8:01 AM
  • "Can Swatch beat Google and Apple with a smartwatch OS of its own?" TechRadar UK 8:01 AM
  • "SwatchOS: Not A Smart Decision" Monday Note 7:20 AM
  • "Why Russia's Hacking of Yahoo Matters" Tech.pinions 7:20 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "This hack turns an Apple Watch into a mostly working Game Boy Color" The Verge 7:52 PM
  • "Drake Crushes Apple Music Record with 89.9 Million Streams, Beating Spotify" The Mac Observer 7:59 PM
  • "New Drake project breaks Apple Music record w/ 89.9M streams in 24 hours, besting Spotify by 30M" 9to5Mac 6:28 PM
  • "Apple Music reportedly breaks 24-hour record for album streams with Drake's 'More Life'" Seeking Alpha 6:23 PM
  • "Instagram for iOS adds support for downloading live videos to your Camera Roll" 9to5Mac 7:53 PM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Smartphone Size Preference Remains Stable at 5.0 to 5.3 Inches" PRNewswire 1:43 PM
  • "Urban Armor Gear Unveils Protective Case for Apple's 4th Generation MacBook Pro" PRNewswire 1:43 PM
  • "Pokemon Yellow runs on Apple Watch thanks to GBC emulator" SlashGear 10:49 AM
  • "Kickstarter campaign launches for Superscreen that 'transforms' your iPhone into a 10.1-inch 'tablet'" Apple World Today 9:42 AM
  • "WebMD launching pregnancy study app with Apple's ResearchKit" 9to5Mac 9:08 AM
  • "Apple's Smart Battery Case Drops to All-Time Low Pricing" AppAdvice 9:06 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of March 20: Derrick Story, FotoMagico, Numbers X 2, and Pokemon" The MUG Center 8:06 AM
  • "IrishMOJI Magic released for iOS - Share Emojis on Saint Patrick's Day" prMac 6:58 AM
  • "Bel Math Apps introduces Perimeter and Area 1.0 for iPad" prMac 6:57 AM
Computer Industry
  • "US Department of Defense seeing the benefits of greater reliance on Windows 10 and Azure" Neowin 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft's Mac to Surface Assistant makes it easier to switch to a Surface" BetaNews 12:33 PM
  • "I switched from Mac to Windows and I'm never going back -- here's why" Business Insider 12:05 PM
  • "Microsoft Bookings is now available worldwide and updated with new features" Neowin 6:23 PM
  • "Microsoft Teams vs Slack -- how do they compare?" BetaNews 8:11 AM
  • "IBM's new 'cognitive assistant' uses Watson to manage and secure devices on corporate networks" GeekWire 1:06 PM
  • "IBM head of design wields $100M and 1,300 designers to bring design back to IBM" TechCrunch 12:19 PM
  • "Galvanize will teach students how to use IBM Watson APIs with new machine learning course" TechCrunch 7:53 AM
  • "IBM to launch blockchain service ready for enterprise" CRN 8:56 AM
  • "IBM finds Wanda-ful new way to add China to its cloudy Bluemix" The Register 8:55 AM
  • "IBM's new Watson-powered AI assistant helps corporate IT better manage endpoints" TechRepublic 8:54 AM
  • "IBM unveils Blockchain as a Service based on open source Hyperledger Fabric technology" TechCrunch 7:53 AM
  • "Banks pick IBM blockchain to expand digital ID project in Canada" American Banker 8:53 AM
  • "PVR launches HP Virtual Reality Lounge; plans to launch 10 more across India" DNA 8:49 AM
  • "Dell EMC joins Cisco and HPE in cloud infrastructure battle" Capacity Media 8:47 AM
  • "De-Lidding and Overclocking Core i7-7700K with Water and LN2" Tom's Hardware 8:42 AM
  • "Intel Unveils First Optane SSD With High Memory Capacity" Tech Times 8:42 AM
  • "Intel's 3D Xpoint arrives: 375GB SSD that you can also use as RAM" Ars Technica UK 8:41 AM
  • "Intel launches the world's most responsive SSD for servers" MSPoweruser 8:41 AM
  • "Intel launches 'world's most responsive' Optane SSD with 3D XPoint" The Inquirer 8:40 AM
  • "Intel claims storage speed record with its large-capacity Optane SSD" Computerworld 8:16 AM
  • "AMD Aims to Shake Up the Mainstream CPU Market Next Month" The Motley Fool 3:58 PM
  • "Rumor: AMD may be planning a 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen titan to challenge Intel's Broadwell-E, Skylake-X" ExtremeTech 5:12 PM
  • "Zen Based 16 Core/32 Thread AMD Ryzen CPU In The Works?" SegmentNext 8:35 AM
  • "AMD rumoured to be working on a 16C/32T Ryzen CPU" Hexus 8:35 AM
  • "USITC to investigate AMD's claims of LG, MediaTek patent infringement" The Inquirer 8:35 AM
  • "AMD claims LG and Vizio are violating its graphics patents" Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "Oracle to train 5,000 Saudi youth in IT over next four years" Al Bawaba 8:31 AM
  • "Cisco's Kanouff Kick-Starts the Multiplier Effect" Light Reading 8:29 AM
  • "Hundreds of Cisco switches vulnerable to flaw found in WikiLeaks files" ZDNet 12:30 PM
  • "Cisco Discoverers Networking Switch Bug In WikiLeaks's Vault 7 Data Leak" Silicon UK 8:29 AM
  • "Cisco issues warning over Telnet zero-day flaw in 300 switch products" V3 8:29 AM
  • "Cisco to patch 300 devices against flaw found in CIA archives" CSO 8:28 AM
  • "Cisco Finds Zero-Day Vulnerability in 'Vault 7' Leak" SecurityWeek 8:27 AM
  • "300+ Cisco switches affected by critical bug found in Vault 7 data dump" HelpNetSecurity 8:26 AM
  • "Wal-Mart Unveils 'Store No. 8' Tech Incubator in Silicon Valley" Bloomberg 9:10 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "The Best And Worst Things Apple Can Do With Its Enormous Mountain Of Cash" Seeking Alpha 8:26 PM
  • "Apple as the sum of its parts" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:54 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks end lower as financials sell off: Drop in oil prices weighs on energy shares" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Finish Lower After Up-and-Down Session; Crude Slumps Again: Wall Street ends an up-and-down session with mixed results as investors remain jittery over an investigation into the Trump campaign and another slump in crude oil." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Wall Street Dips on Policy Jitters" Reuters 4:03 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip, Hurt by Financials: Stock moves, though, were muted as investors analyzed developments from the G-20 meeting" [Paid Membership Required] 4:03 PM
  • "New Zealand's slide leads declines in Asia-Pacific markets: Kiwi builder Fletcher tumbles 11%; Hong Kong, Shanghai markets inch higher" MarketWatch 8:28 AM
  • "European stocks pulled lower by G-20 gloom, caution before French debate: Stoxx Europe 600 gives back part of last week's advance" MarketWatch 8:27 AM

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