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Monday Highlights: Engadget sits down for interview with Phil Schiller to talk iPhone XR and how iPhone naming comes about; pre-orders for XR model best iPhone 8, 8 Plus' first weekend; Apple most popular private employer in UK according to new report; does Apple have music mogul ambitions?; image-smearing bug in Safari 12 on Mojave; setup and share universal clipboard between a Mojave Mac and iOS 12 with this tip; survey finds iPhone remains "'dominant device brand' among American teens"; new design unveiled for Apple Jobs web site; Linus Torvalds took some time away from roll as Linux lead, returns; iPhone XR much less expensive to repair than XS and XS Max counterparts; AppleInsider revisits iPhone XS vs X after month using new model; iPad more important than iPhone for putting Apple in the enterprise?

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Why Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Apple's iPhone 8 launches could be the most important ever"  CNBC 7:11 AM
  • "Apple's Suppliers Behaved Better in 2016" Investopedia 7:12 AM
  • "Is Apple Looking to Expand in the Augmented Reality World?"  Zacks 11:41 AM
  • "Apple and Augmented Reality (AR): What you need to know!"  iMore 10:33 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to Developers" MacRumors 2:31 PM
  • "Apple releases first macOS 10.12.5 beta for Mac" 9to5Mac 2:31 PM
  • "Apple squashes cert-handling bug affecting macOS and iOS" The Register 10:27 AM
  • "Security check: Which apps have permission to access your online accounts? A recent social-media hijacking reveals how poor services are about aging out unused connections." Macworld 7:07 AM
  • "Beware! Dangerous Macro Malware Ahead" Intego 3:30 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Airfoil & Apple TV Users Should Avoid tvOS 10.2" Rogue Amoeba 10:30 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Hands-on video: everything new in macOS Sierra 10.12.4" iDownload Blog 10:28 AM
  • "macOS: Search Photos on macOS for Whatever You're Looking For" The Mac Observer 4:35 PM
  • "How to Setup Your New Mac" MacTrast 8:13 AM
  • "How to Uninstall Xcode on macOS" MacPaw 10:33 AM
  • "How to set up Night Shift on your Mac" BetaNews 10:28 AM
  • "Night Shift Is Finally Available on the Mac. Here's How to Use It" iPhone Hacks 8:32 AM
  • "macOS: Creating an App-Specific Password for iCloud" The Mac Observer 7:52 AM
  • "Using VLC To View Unplayable Video" MacMost 9:43 AM
  • "Put A Timer And Stopwatch In The Dock" Mac 360 10:21 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Flux developer says Apple's new competitive macOS Night Shift feature falls short" 9to5Mac 10:27 AM
Press Releases
  • "Alien Skin Software Announces New RAW Photo Editor for Photographers" PRNewswire 8:02 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Dials Up Encryption as Mobile Threats Soar" InfoSecurity 8:22 AM
  • "Apple mulls joining reported SoftBank-backed investment in Didi to avoid dilution of existing stake" AppleInsider 7:07 AM
  • "Why the bank of the future will look like an Apple store" [Video Report] MarketWatch 7:38 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple racks up staggering $700 million loss" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Democrats demand the FCC tackle cybersecurity" Engadget 2:47 PM
  • "Liveblog: The Samsung Galaxy S8 launches tomorrow at 11AM ET" Ars Technica 10:32 AM
  • "RIP: Antivirus veteran Raimund Genes, 54/Trend Micro CTO suffered fatal heart attack" The Register 10:27 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Connected, Episode 135: This Might Be Our Fault" MacStories 3:07 PM
  • "Dave Hamilton and Paul Kent Introduce The Apple Market Forum" MacVoices 2:24 PM
  • "Apple's New APFS File System, Developers Respond to App Store Reviews -TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-28" The Mac Observer 2:24 PM
  • "We're back at reviewing new products. This time it's the AirPods." The MT Show 6:46 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Questionable Rumor Claims Siri iCloud Integration and Contextual Learning Coming in iOS 11" MacRumors 7:07 AM
  • "Apple just made a historic and risky change to all iPhones — and you probably didn't even notice"  Business Insider 10:27 AM
  • "Two changes mean iOS 10.3 will take longer to install, but feel snappier" 9to5Mac 7:05 AM
  • "Your iPhone might feel faster with iOS 10.3" phoneArena 8:23 AM
  • "Here's Why iOS 10.3 Feels Snappier on Your iPhone or iPad" iPhone Hacks 8:29 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 10.3 update frees up storage and improves security" Computerworld 8:24 AM
  • "iOS 10.3 fixes a nasty Safari bug and includes hundreds of other security fixes" BGR 4:01 PM
  • "Himax: 3D Sensing Supplier To Apple's iPhone 8?" Barron's 10:28 AM
  • "iPhone 8's augmented reality 3D sensor could be built by Himax Technologies" iDownload Blog 10:28 AM
  • "Next Apple Watch could be a phone, too" [Video Report] USA Today 8:23 AM
  • "New Apple Watch May Have Cellular Connection" 24/7 Wall St. 6:46 AM
  • "Apple's watchOS 3.2 update makes your smartwatch less annoying in theaters" The Next Web 7:12 AM
  • "JavaScript-Based Safari Ransomware Exploit Patched in iOS 10.3" MacRumors 7:08 AM
  • "Apple Seeds tvOS 10.2.1 Beta and watchOS 3.2.2 Beta to Developers [Download] iClarified 2:33 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple granted another patent for 'the most accurate' way to embed fingerprint reader into display" 9to5Mac 7:07 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for Ultrasonic Biometric Sensing allowing Touch ID to be under an iDevice Display" Patently Apple 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Liquid Metal Patent Covering Improved Molds for Creating Parts or Device Casings" Patently Apple 10:33 AM
  • "Patent Report: speaker protection, battery usage interface, better biometric sensors" Apple World Today 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Granted 45 Patents Today Covering the Apple Watch Charger and Original iOS Virtual Elements & Multitouch" Patently Apple 8:15 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:08 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:08 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Pixie review: Smart tags uses augmented reality on the iPhone to make finding lost items fun/Pixie turns finding lost keys, devices, pets, or just about anything else into a fun augmented reality game using small teardrop-shaped Bluetooth trackers and a companion iOS app." Macworld 8:13 AM
  • "Pad and Quill's Leather Backpack is a tech bag at home in the woods" iMore 11:22 AM
  • "Logitech BRIO review: The best webcam you can buy" Neowin 4:56 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "A closer look at iOS 10.3's streamlined App Store ratings and reviews capabilities" iDownload Blog 10:28 AM
  • "Hands-on with tvOS 10.2: fast scrolling, updated Remote app & more" iDownload Blog 10:58 AM
  • "Hands-on: Classroom 2.0 brings manual class creation to the iPad [Video] 9to5Mac 10:27 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To Use Theater Mode On Apple Watch" Redmond Pie 3:20 PM
  • "How To Use Find My AirPods Feature In iOS 10.3 And Over" Redmond Pie 2:47 PM
  • "How to save emails from Mail to Notes as PDFs on iOS" 9to5Mac 11:43 AM
Tips
  • "You Can Opt Out of Sharing iCloud Analytics in macOS Sierra 10.12.4" The Mac Observer 5:47 PM
  • "Leaving New Fingerprints on the iPhone: Q. The fingerprint sensor on my iPhone used to be very consistent, but it has been acting weird lately and only works some of the time — which means I have to type in my passcode instead. What might be causing this unreliability?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 2:56 PM
  • "How to identify all the 32-bit apps installed on your iPhone running iOS 10.3" AppleInsider 2:30 PM
  • "Details on App Store Developer Responses" MacStories 11:21 AM
  • "iCloud wasn't breached but you should still reset your password and set up 2-factor authentication" iMore 10:58 AM
  • "How to manage your Apple ID, iCloud, iPhone backups & more in iOS 10.3" AppleInsider 10:28 AM
  • "How To Identify The Apps You Use That Apple Will Kill Soon" Apple Must 10:22 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's iOS 10.3 update can reclaim as much as 7.8GB of available storage" AppleInsider 9:38 PM
  • "iOS 11"s big feature could be a massive Siri upgrade" BGR 9:26 PM
  • "Changes to Apple Products (iPhones and iPads) and Updates to Apps (Bangkok Post, Life)" eXtensions 6:58 PM
  • "Apple Triples Supplier Sites Working In Energy Efficiency Program" The Mac Observer 6:13 PM
  • "The best smartwatch for iPhone is Apple Watch, but not the one you think" BGR 3:20 PM
  • "Slopes Diaries #19: App Store Review Replies" Curtis Herbert 3:07 PM
  • "Is A New 10.5-inch iPad Still Coming In April? – The 'Book Mystique Extra" MacPrices 2:24 PM
  • "Tim Cook's secret weapon for job interviews? Silence" Cult of Mac 11:21 AM
  • "iOS 11 Predictions and Analysis: What Will Apple Unveil?" AppAdvice 11:20 AM
  • "3 awesome features Apple should steal from Android O" Cult of Mac 10:45 AM
  • "Different strokes: The software experience matters to some" Macworld 10:28 AM
  • "Apple And The Coming Security Apocalypse" Mac360 10:20 AM
  • "My Apple Gear And A Future Of Robot Taxes" Mac360 10:20 AM
  • "The iPad's Problem, Explained" PixoBebo 10:20 AM
  • "A Few Words On Mac Keyboards" McSolo 10:20 AM
  • "iOS 10.3 and other updates include over 300 important security fixes, here's why you should care" 9to5Mac 11:22 AM
  • "The New APFS File System" MacSparky 7:52 AM
  • "The best feature in Apple's iOS 10.3 is one you won't even notice" The Next Web 7:32 AM
  • "Apple's Big iOS Update Is Here and Generating Some Buzz" Investopedia 7:12 AM
  • "No, an LTE-equipped Apple Watch will not come with a physical SIM card" AppleInsider 7:07 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The Facebook Model of Innovation" Pixel Envy 7:56 PM
  • "Augmented Reality Finally Delivers on 3D Promise" Tech.pinions 7:54 AM
  • "What Samsung Needs to Show Us with the Galaxy S8" Tech.pinions 7:54 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: Are You Going to WWDC in San Jose?" iMore 8:14 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iTunes U gains new annotation features, 1:1 video messaging and feedback, and media sharing between apps" 9to5Mac 2:46 PM
  • "Apple permits iPhone app chronicling US drone strikes to return to App Store [u] AppleInsider 2:31 PM
  • "MLB․com At Bat app gains personalized team Home screen icons with iOS 10.3" 9to5Mac 2:30 PM
  • "Apple now lists 20+ more carriers w/ Wi-Fi Calling and or VoLTE support following iOS 10.3" 9to5Mac 11:40 AM
  • "Rigiet is the most advanced stabilizer to capture your life" Riglet 11:19 AM
  • "Waze's new 'order ahead' feature would be perfect for self-driving cars" The Verge 10:47 AM
  • "watchOS 3.2 brings 6 unique face colors to Apple Watch Nike+, new band-matching colors to other faces" 9to5Mac 10:45 AM
  • "Facebook and Apple Set their Sights on Augmented Reality" AccessWire 8:35 AM
  • "Facebook 'borrows' from Snapchat for latest iOS app update" Cult of Mac 8:35 AM
  • "Apple's CarPlay gains quick-access task switcher with iOS 10.3" AppleInsider 8:28 AM
  • "Netgear Expands Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi Router Family With Lower Cost AC2200 Wall Plug And Satellite Offerings" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Netgear expands its Orbi Wi-Fi system into a product family, adding two less-expensive models: For one SKU, the router manufacturer shrunk its satellite to fit a wall plug." TechHive 8:22 AM
  • "Square brings its Apple Pay-compatible card readers to small businesses in the UK" 9to5Mac 7:52 AM
  • "Urbanears built AirPlay and Chromecast into its WiFi speakers" Engadget 7:12 AM
  • "All the new Apple Watch bands—and third-party knockoffs for under $25" [Slideshow] Macworld 7:07 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel announces Optane modules for desktops" bit-tech 6:20 AM
  • "Intel unveils its affordable 'premium class' Optane Memory module" Neowin 7:10 AM
  • "Intel launches Optane 2280 PC cache in 16GB and 32GB options: M.2 compatible Optane 2280 will boost PC storage performance, claims Intel" V3 6:20 AM
  • "Intel brings Optane Memory storage to desktops with a caveat" SlashGear 6:20 AM
  • "Asus unleashes the power of Intel Optane with its newest motherboards" TechRadar UK 6:20 AM
  • "Intel launches 16GB and 32GB Optane Cache modules" Hexus 6:20 AM
  • "Intel's new Optane memory promises to supercharge your PC on the cheap" The Next Web 6:21 AM
  • "Intel Launches Optane Cache modules for Desktops" Guru3D 6:21 AM
  • "Intel's first Optane memory modules available next month: Intel says first PC memory modules based on its much-talked of high speed NAND flash alternative memory called 3D XPoint, will be commercially available next month." Electronics Weekly 6:20 AM
  • "Intel punts Optane 2280 for PC motherboard performance kick: Head turned by Ryzen? Turn it back to Intel with Optane" The Inquirer 6:05 AM
  • "Intel's new tech makes hard drives feel as fast as an SSD" BGR 4:23 PM
  • "AMD 'Ryzen' Zen Architecture: Competitive Threat to Intel In The Server Chips Market" Droid Report 6:33 AM
  • "AMD Could Be Headed For Exciting Times With Vega Launch Just Around The Corner" Amigo Bulls 6:33 AM
  • "AMD claims imminent Radeon RX Vega 4GB cards will match Nvidia's 11GB GTX 1080 Ti: Oh, really?" The Inquirer 6:41 AM
  • "Microsoft 'responded in under 30 minutes' to email info request after London terror attack" Neowin 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft: We've got 10 million Insiders testing Windows 10 to keep bugs at bay" ZDNet 6:40 AM
  • "Exposed files on Microsoft's document-sharing site" BBC 7:26 AM
  • "Microsoft beefs up Skype for Business as Amazon Chimes in: Corporate comms face-off" The Register 7:17 AM
  • "Windows 10 Creators Update Hits RTM, Here's How To Download It" HotHardware 4:23 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE) Receives Neutral Rating from Mizuho" Chaffey Breeze 6:16 AM
  • "Dell EMC's Cameron Chehreh: Modernizing Govt Tech Act Seeks to Help Agencies Fund IT Upgrades" Executive Biz 6:14 AM
  • "Cisco Spark Meets Customer Care: Cisco unveils a digital customer support solution for help desks and small teams, and Altocloud announces a Sales Communications Solution built on the Spark platform." No Jitter 6:21 AM
  • "UK pre-orders open for Porsche Design's £2,395 Windows 10 'convertible of your dreams'" Neowin 6:09 AM
  • "Transition to substrates for ICs below 10µm begins" EE Times Asia 5:58 AM
  • "Razer's 2017 Blade Pro boasts a new CPU and THX certifications: It's the same machine as before, now with upgraded internals and a technical stamp of approval." Engadget 10:51 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares crack pre-split equivalent of $1,000 per share" MacDailyNews 2:40 PM
  • "AAPL price crushes old record, cruises past $1,000 pre-split per-share price" AppleInsider 3:44 PM
  • "Apple shares reach new high as analyst predicts $200 price" Cult of Mac 4:01 PM
  • "Apple, Inc. Likely to Announce Dividend Increase Next Month" The Motley Fool 3:44 PM
  • "Apple's stock surges toward 5th record close this month" MarketWatch 10:54 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow at risk of longest losing streak since 1978" CNNMoney 9:40 AM
  • "Dow Snaps Eight-Session Losing Streak With Triple-Digit Gains as Crude Jumps: The Dow Jones Industrial Average ends an eight-session losing streak with a triple-digit gain, clawing back from some of the heavy losses seen over the past week." TheStreet 5:04 PM
  • "Coal Miners Rejoice as Trump Unwinds Obama-Era Rules" FOXBusiness 5:04 PM
  • "NASDAQ Composite Index closes up 11.64 points for the week, rising for the 3rd straight day" Nasdaq 5:05 PM
  • "New SEC rule to hasten securities trade settlement" USA Today 5:05 PM
  • "Dow Ends Losing Streak: Stocks rally after upbeat U.S. economic data; energy, financial companies among biggest gainers" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:06 PM
  • "China Evergrande 2016 profit falls 51%" MarketWatch 6:54 AM
  • "U.K. stocks struggle to recover from slide; pound resilient before Brexit trigger" MarketWatch 6:54 AM

 
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