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Wednesday Highlights: Apple facing opposition in Australia over plans to build mega-store as group seeks to have site get heritage protection; Jason Snell explains why it is a "huge win" for Apple to get Photoshop on iOS; Apple Gazette on the very real threat of ransomware on the Mac; ever wondered how Time Machine does its thing?; Facebook's troubles aren't over, report that nearly 1/4th of Apple employees plan to dump their accounts, and now advertisers accuse the social network of witholding fact video ads aren't being watched in order to keep them paying for such advertisements; Google's Pixel 3 uses pioneering camera tech; Apple announces this Friday as start of iPhone Xr pre-orders.

  • "Facebook Hires Apple Veteran to Run Oculus VR Hardware" Bloomberg 4:22 PM
  • "Raising the bar: Apple's 11th annual Supplier Responsibility progress report released" ["In 2016, Apple audited 705 suppliers and compliance with a 60-hour maximum work week reached 98% an all-time high. Apple also tripled the number of supplier sites in the Energy Efficiency program, resulting in the reduction of over 150,000 metric tons of carbon emissions — the equivalent of taking 31,000 cars off the road for a year."]  Apple 9:27 AM
  • "Here's How Apple Is Doing On Conflict Minerals: Apple continues to pursue transparency around its supply chain as the Trump administration considers suspending requirements for businesses that buy conflict minerals." BuzzFeed 12:51 PM
  • "Apple's 2016 supplier sustainability report shows labor, environmental improvements: Apple requires its suppliers to meet specific human rights, health, and environmental standards each year." Macworld 12:50 PM
  • "Apple says it found one underage worker building Apple products last year" Business Insider 4:43 PM
  • "Apple wins iPhone 6 patent battle in China: A ban that threatened to stop the sale of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones in China has been overturned after a court ruled in favour of Apple in a patent dispute."  BBC 7:18 AM
  • "Apple Gets Favorable Verdict in China Patent Row" Zacks 9:00 AM
  • "Beats 1 is 'the Biggest Radio Station in the World', Says Apple Music"  MacRumors 7:18 AM
  • "Apple says Beats 1 is world's biggest radio station" Cult of Mac 7:19 AM
  • "Apple and Facebook join race to build augmented reality glasses"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:18 AM
  • "Apple 'stepping up' development of augmented reality glasses, moving towards consumer device - report" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "FT: Apple stepping up efforts in augmented reality eyewear" iDownload Blog 10:55 AM
  • "Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.4: What's new in the update" Macworld 12:52 PM
  • "macOS 10.12.4 brings Night Shift to the Mac" Cult of Mac 12:50 PM
  • "MacOS Sierra 10.12.4 Update Released for Download" OS X Daily 1:06 PM
  • "Apple's Lottery for 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference Tickets Kicks Off" MacRumors 12:52 PM
  • "Pages, Numbers, & Keynote for Mac and iOS add editing features & Touch ID for password protected docs" 9to5Mac 12:52 PM
  • "Apple adds Touch ID security in updated iOS, macOS versions of Numbers, Pages & Keynote" AppleInsider 1:07 PM
  • "Ahead of WWDC 2017, Apple releases Swift 3.1 as part of Xcode 8.3" 9to5Mac 5:46 PM
  • "How to adjust macOS Sierra 10.12.4's Night Shift settings" Macworld 12:52 PM
  • "How to Use Night Shift in macOS Sierra 10.12.4" MacRumors 4:26 PM
  • "How to use Find My iPhone and Find My Mac, the best part of iCloud: Find Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac aren't new, but they're often forgotten when setting up a system—or when a device goes missing." Macworld 7:15 AM
  • "Use the object list to manage objects on Keynote slides" Apple Support 8:24 PM
  • "How to create an iPhone ringtone using iTunes" iPhone Hacks 7:50 PM
  • "How to change default programs on Mac" Macworld UK 8:15 AM
  • "How to Turn on Do Not Disturb on Your Mac" MacTrast 8:31 AM
  • "macOS: Accented Letters Are Surprisingly Easy to Type" The Mac Observer 2:17 PM
  • "Pages for macOS: Always Start New Documents With Specific Template" The Mac Observer 6:44 PM
  • "Scanning with Image Capture" MacMost 6:41 AM
  • "How to add several songs to a playlist in iTunes on macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7:10 AM
Press Releases
  • "Hyperbolic Software releases DupeZap 4 - A Modern Duplicate Finder" prMac 9:11 AM
  • "FileWave Ensures Support for Upcoming Apple Updates and Announces Next Major Release" PRNewswire 8:10 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Family upset that Apple won't unlock dead son's iPad"  Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
  • "Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix government with business ideas" ["The innovation office has a particular focus on technology and data, and it is working with such titans as Apple chief executive Tim Cook, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Salesforce chief executive Marc Benioff and Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk."]  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:09 AM
  • "White House announces Office of American Innovation, says it is working with Tim Cook & others" 9to5Mac 9:09 AM
  • "Nokia Seeks International Judicial Assistance to Obtain Documents & Deposition Testimony from Samsung in their Case against Apple" Patently Apple 8:09 AM
  • "Nokia seeking access to Samsung documents to aid its patent lawsuit battle with Apple" 9to5Mac 8:09 AM
  • "Laptop ban on planes came after plot to put explosives in iPad: Failed attacks using shoes and underwear led to new attempts with electronic devices, security source reveals" The Guardian 7:10 AM
  • "iPad bomb plot reportedly one factor in laptop & tablet ban on some US and UK flights" 9to5Mac 7:10 AM
  • "iPad bomb threat led to recent device ban on flights" Engadget 9:02 AM
  • "UK government says Apple 'cannot get away with' unbreakable encryption following terrorist attack" 9to5Mac 7:15 AM
  • "Surprise! Non-profit chaired by Eric Schmidt ranks Google above Apple in privacy, governance & freedom of expression" 9to5Mac 8:32 AM
  • "This corner of Apple Park is ready for occupation (Video)" Apple 3.0 8:07 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Radius kicks off clone Mac era in style" Cult of Mac 8:17 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "LG sues US smartphone maker BLU over patent infringement" ZDNet 9:35 PM
  • "Andy Rubin teases a first look at Essential's bezel-less smartphone" The Verge 7:30 PM
  • "Ikea is getting into home automation with a new smart hub" The Verge 9:00 AM
  • "Monster Galaxy S8 and S8+ leak includes new photos and specs for both models" BGR 7:11 AM
  • "The Dalrymple Report Podcast: With special guest Rene Ritchie" The Loop 5:45 PM
  • "Interviews: Ask Lithium-Ion Battery Inventor John Goodenough a Question" Slashdot 4:43 PM
  • "Upgrade #134: Steal Its Bezel Thunder" Six Colors 4:26 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Microsoft Chief Creative Architect Ben Rudolph" The Mac Observer 3:39 PM
  • "Joe Kissell Takes Control of Your Paperless Office Again" MacVoices 2:17 PM
  • "UK Anti-encryption Push, Woz at Startup World Cup -TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-27" The Mac Observer 12:58 PM
  • "Next Apple Watch to Have Internet Connectivity: Analyst" Investopedia 4:23 PM
  • "Corning: Gorilla Glass - To Be In The iPhone 8 Or Not To Be" Seeking Alpha 8:16 AM
  • "Apple details new App Store ratings and review responses on iOS 10.3 for developers" 9to5Mac 6:52 PM
  • "TSMC to begin volume production of A11 chips in April, says paper" DigiTimes 7:15 AM
  • "TSMC to start mass production of Apple A11 chip in April ahead of iPhone 8, 10 nm process" 9to5Mac 7:15 AM
  • "TSMC gearing up for 'A11" chip production, likely for 'iPhone 7s' and 'iPhone 8' -- report" AppleInsider 7:15 AM
  • "T-Mobile adds iPhone AppleCare+ services to Jump, Premium Device Protection add-on plans" AppleInsider 8:09 AM
  • "iPhone-havers think they're safe. But they're not: Growing mobile threats affect iOS" The Register 8:08 AM
  • "Apple releases iOS 10.3 with Find My AirPods and launches Night Shift on the Mac" The Verge 12:50 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 10.3 with Find My AirPods and other new features" iDownload Blog 12:51 PM
  • "Apple Releases watchOS 3.2 With New Theater Mode, SiriKit, More [Download] iClarified 12:50 PM
  • "tvOS 10.2 with new features and SDK improvements now available for Apple TV" 9to5Mac 12:52 PM
  • "What's new in tvOS 10.2" iMore 12:51 PM
  • "About the security content of iOS 10.3" Apple Support 8:24 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:57 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:57 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:57 AM

  • "BeatsX review: Just as magical as the AirPods, but more comfortable and convenient" Macworld 7:18 AM
  • "Beats X Review: The cheapest alternative to noise cancelling wireless earbuds" iMore 12:56 PM
  • "ZeroLemon Slim Juicer (for iPhone 7)" PC Magazine 4:27 PM
  • "Flux Battery Case (for iPhone 7)" PC Magazine 4:27 PM
  • "Fitbit Alta HR review: The best fitness tracker for most people/Powerful sleep-tracking, 7-day battery life, and a heart rate sensor make Fitbit's latest fitness band practically perfect." Macworld 8:17 AM
  • "Fitbit Alta HR review" CNET 8:31 AM
  • "Review: AudioQuest NightOwl Headphones" iLounge 2:39 PM
  • "Hands-on with the Philips Hue Tap: a wireless light switch powered by kinetic energy [Video] 9to5Mac 11:23 AM
  • "Vifa Oslo portable Bluetooth speaker review: A Danish delight for the deep-pocketed/Luxurious design, fabulous sound, and a fat price tag characterize this mobile sound system." TechHive 7:20 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on with the updated Apple TV Remote app for iPhone and iPad [Video] 9to5Mac 5:46 PM
  • "Apple just released a huge new update for iPhones — here's what's new" Business Insider 2:35 PM
  • "Clips: Hands-on with Apple's hip new video app!" iMore 11:25 AM
  • "'Death Road to Canada' Review - A Dog, Anime Magical Girl, and A Farting Man Enter a Bar..." Touch Arcade 8:04 PM
  • "How to use Apple's new Find My AirPods feature in iOS 10.3" 9to5Mac 8:24 PM
  • "Add current stock quotes and currency exchange rates in to your spreadsheets in Numbers" Apple Support 8:24 PM
  • "How to change your Apple ID email address, contact info, and security questions" iMore 12:56 PM
  • "How to force an update to the final version of iOS 10.3 after running the latest beta" 9to5Mac 12:55 PM
  • "How To Downgrade iOS 10.3 On iPhone Or iPad" Redmond Pie 12:50 PM
  • "Driving Directions That Skip Toll Roads in iOS Maps" AppAdvice 11:34 AM
  • "How to unlock an iPhone and use any SIM: Some iPhones are locked to a network such as O2, EE or Vodafone. We explain how you can get your iPhone unlocked." PC Advisor 8:15 AM
  • "How to see the full history of songs Siri has identified for you" iDownload Blog 8:07 AM
  • "How And Why to Hide Yourself Online" NoodleMac 11:24 AM
  • "What if Apple already told us what it's going to call the iPhone 8?" BGR 9:36 PM
  • "Ignore that call from 'Apple' about an iCloud breach: Scammers leverage an alleged iCloud account leak that also is likely not real." Macworld 7:26 PM
  • "One of Wall Street's top firms just laid out everything you need to know about the iPhone 8" Business Insider 4:22 PM
  • "Rumor: Siri to get iMessage integration, adapt to user habits in 'iOS 11"'" AppleInsider 12:56 PM
  • "Apple Wants Competitors To Copy Its Conflict Minerals Stance" Apple Must 11:26 AM
  • "An Important Step Forward in Apple's Strategy" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 11:26 AM
  • "Apple's Price Wall Has A Hole In It" Mac360 11:24 AM
  • "If PCs Are Old News, What Is The Mac?" Mac360 11:24 AM
  • "What Apple's Purchase of Workflow Means for Automation"  TidBITS 10:55 AM
  • "6 things you need to know about Apple's A11 iPhone processor"  Computerworld 10:30 AM
  • "Three things I miss after ditching my MacBook" iMore 8:31 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7: which is better?" TechRadar UK 8:12 AM
  • "Guest post: Nokia's aggressive patent suits and recent share buybacks; are they related?" Foss Patents 8:07 AM
  • "Why Would You Buy This Watch Instead Of Apple Watch?" TeraTalks 11:25 AM
  • "Is it time for Microsoft to rethink Windows 10?" BetaNews 8:15 AM
  • "The meaning of uber is changing again!" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 6:40 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The Apple TV Remote app is finally optimized for iPads" Engadget 7:28 PM
  • "Apple TV Remote comes to iPad!" iMore 4:26 PM
  • "Facebook updates Messenger for Apple's iPhone & iPad with Live Location sharing" AppleInsider 4:22 PM
  • "Apple releases Classroom iPad app version 2.0 w/ ability to manually create classes & more" 9to5Mac 4:21 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of March 27: Dave Hamilton, Skype, and Digital Photography" The MUG Center 2:17 PM
  • "Wells Fargo to offer Apple Pay-based ATM transactions later in 2017" AppleInsider 10:47 AM
  • "Pro Video Recording And Editing iOS App Musemage Goes Free For The Week [$4 Value] Redmond Pie 9:11 AM
  • "T-Mobile's Premium Device Protection Now Includes AppleCare Services for iPhone and iPad —at Absolutely Zero Additional Cost" Business Wire 8:10 AM
  • "The 37 best iPhone games" [Slideshow] CNET 8:09 AM
  • "iMobie Airs PhoneClean 5 with Erase Clean to Completely Wipe iPhone Data" prMac 7:20 AM
  • "Retro Gaming Challenge Temple Jump Leaps Onto iOS and Android Devices" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "Alt Cult, Inc. introduces Happy Medium 1.0 for iOS - New Social Network" prMac 7:14 AM
  • "Sun And Moon Apps introduces Hero! 1.0 for iOS - New Age Platformer" prMac 7:11 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft president: 'We will not help any government hack or attack any customer anywhere'" Neowin 12:08 PM
  • "Microsoft Faces $5 Million Class Action Over Windows 10 Upgrades" Digital Trends 12:18 PM
  • "Windows 10 upgrades: Microsoft sued for millions over lost data and damaged PCs" ZDNet 12:04 PM
  • "Microsoft sued again over forced Windows 10 updates that 'destroyed people's data and damaged PCs'" OnMSFT 11:47 AM
  • "Microsoft faces lawsuit over alleged data loss caused by Windows 10 upgrades" TechRadar UK 9:11 AM
  • "Windows Phones Helping German Authorities Save €20m Over Three Years" Softpedia 9:11 AM
  • "Review: Dell Inspirion 7000 gaming laptop" Melbourne Age 8:58 AM
  • "Intel Optane Memory has a mission: Make hard drives faster than SSDs" PCWorld 1:03 PM
  • "Moore's Law's Over: Don't Buy Intel, Qualcomm Or Western Digital" Forbes 8:55 AM
  • "The best AMD Radeon RX 480 deals" PCGamerN 8:50 AM
  • "AMD says that RX Vega is 'just around the corner'" Hexus 8:49 AM
  • "AMD RX Vega's new high-bandwidth caching tech makes 4GB viable for a high-end GPU" PCGamerN 8:48 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen forces price cuts to legacy FX and A10 CPUs" The Inquirer 8:45 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen forces price cuts to legacy FX and A10 CPUs" The Inquirer 8:45 AM
  • "eProseed migrates Al Rajhi Bank's DB systems to Oracle Exadata" real wired 8:41 AM
  • "Hutchison Bids for Global IoT Role With Cisco Deal" Light Reading 8:39 AM
  • "3 Group taps Cisco Jasper for IoT platform" Total Tejecom 8:38 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Trump bump/Below: Apple vs. S&P 500 since Nov. 9." Apple 3.0 2:39 PM
  • "Jim Cramer -- Can Apple Help Spur a Market Rebound? Positive analyst coverage of Apple could push the stock higher. Cramer wonders whether this will help boost the stock market as well." TheStreet 10:47 AM
  • "JP Morgan raises Apple target to $165, sees sales of 260M iPhones in 2018" AppleInsider 9:02 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow closes down for eighth straight day as 'Trump trade' deflates: S&P 500 down seven of out past eight trading days, Nasdaq closes higher" MarketWatch 4:16 PM
  • "Dow Losses Extend Into Day Eight; Longest Losing Streak in Nearly Six Years: The Dow Jones Industrial Average ends Monday in the red, its eighth day of losses in a row and its longest losing streak since August 2011." TheStreet 4:16 PM
  • "Wall Street Off as Trump Agenda Weighed; Dow Down for Eighth Day" Reuters 4:15 PM
  • "Dow Suffers Longest Losing Streak Since 2011: Withdrawal of health-care plan has investors fretting about tax overhaul, infrastructure spending" [Paid Membership Required] 4:15 PM
  • "Nikkei falls sharply as hopes fade for Trump policy boost: Asian stock markets fell on Monday as investors continued to worry about the Trump's administration's inability to push through its policy initiatives." MarketWatch 7:39 AM
  • "European stocks finish lower as Trump rally falters: European stocks finished in the red Monday, alongside a slide for global equities, as investors continued to worry the Trump administration will not be able to push through its reforms." MarketWatch 12:21 PM

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