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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.

  • "Apple Is Pushing iPad Like Never Before: Apple is pulling out all the stops when it comes to selling iPad. We are seeing the company take its most aggressive stance yet in getting existing iPad owners to upgrade. For the first time, Apple is also making a concerted effort to reach prospective iPad owners by targeting PC users."  Above Avalon 4:00 PM
  • "2017 Supplier Responsibility Report line entry may confirm Apple's car ambitions"  AppleInsider 9:13 AM
  • "Apple Artificial Intelligence Director On Computers That Can Remember" Fortune 7:11 AM
  • "Apple: Samsung's Next Won't Derail 'iPhone the Great,' Says Drexel" Barron's 7:59 AM
  • "Apple's long-time head of Apple Mail leaves to lead Readdle's Spark email app" 9to5Mac 10:59 AM
  • "Head of Apple Mail Terry Blanchard Leaves for Rival Email App" The Mac Observer 6:11 PM
  • "Antivirus software won't save your Mac from future malware: But a variety of other protective software could prevent incursions by future malicious access attempts, especially from ransomware." Macworld 7:21 AM
  • "Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and More with Security Fixes" Intego 12:35 PM
  • "How to leverage Safari extensions to maximize your Mac's operation: Safari extensions permit Mac users to add functionality and convenience directly within their web-surfing sessions. Here's how to use and find Safari plug-ins that save time and add convenience." TechRepublic 3:16 PM
  • "How To Set Your Mac to Automatically Remove Items From the Trash Every 30 Days" MacTrast 7:45 AM
  • "Using Numbers for Orbital Calculations" MacMost 9:01 AM
  • "A Few Fun Tools For Mac Mail" Mac 360 7:47 AM
  • "Your Mac Needs This Timer" TeraTalks 7:47 AM
  • "Civilization VI review: World domination on your Mac/Turn-based strategy game is the best of the Civilization series." Macworld 7:09 AM
  • "Cloud services compared, or why I'm all-in on Apple but not on iCloud" 9to5Mac 10:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "Apple Configurator 2 Updated With Numerous Improvements" iClarified 9:15 AM
  • "DEVONthink 2.9.11 declutters web pages with new service & more" DEVONtechnologies 9:01 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Music reportedly leads Spotify, Pandora in unique monthly users" AppleInsider 9:40 PM
  • "Apple Music saw over 40M users on mobile last month, leading Spotify by 10M" 9to5Mac 7:05 PM
  • "App Annie: Android to top iOS in app store revenue this year" TechCrunch 11:18 AM
  • "Apple Starts Rejecting Apps if Name Includes Price: All those apps stating 'free' in the title are set to slowly disappear from Apple's app stores." PC Magazine 6:54 AM
  • "Apple listens to developers, eradicates 'free' imitation at App Store" Computerworld 10:50 AM
  • "iPhone users fooled by fake ransomware" BBC 7:41 AM
  • "Apple recruiting computer vision & robotics researchers for Swiss lab - report" AppleInsider 9:15 AM
  • "Donald Trump is using an iPhone now" The Verge 7:09 AM
  • "After once calling for a boycott of Apple, President Trump is now using a 'new iPhone'" 9to5Mac 7:09 AM
  • "President Trump dumps his Android phone for an Apple iPhone" MacDailyNews 10:45 AM
  • "Apple's Chicago River flagship taking shape" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 7:10 AM
  • "Apple shares latest vision for new Chicago River retail store as roof and curved glass put in place" 9to5Mac 2:54 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: iPhone 4 owners get Antennagate payout" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Jeff Bezos Is Now the World's Second Richest Person" Bloomberg 9:27 PM
  • "Spotify plans 'Traffic Jams' TV show and, yes, it's an Apple Music Carpool Karaoke knockoff" 9to5Mac 10:55 AM
  • "Samsung's live event ended with a cult-like employee uprising, or something" Mashable 11:55 AM
  • "Samsung unveils 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+" VentureBeat 10:56 AM
  • "Live from the Galaxy S8 launch event" The Verge 9:47 AM
  • "Congress just killed the online privacy rules. Now what? (FAQ): Republicans in Congress have repealed the FCC's rules protecting your online data. What's it mean for you? CNET has the answers." CNET 9:26 AM
  • "VPN uptake could surge as U.S. Congress repeals broadband privacy rules" VentureBeat 8:02 AM
  • "The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them"  The Verge 7:40 AM
  • "Congress Says ISPs Can Sell Your Browser History on Party Line Vote" The Mac Observer 6:57 AM
  • "Congress sends White House repeal of broadband privacy rules" Reuters 6:54 AM
  • "Vote to repeal U.S. broadband privacy rules sparks interest in VPNs" Reuters 6:54 AM
  • "The ISP Coup, an Apple VPN, and Samsung's Bixby Gambit -ACM 404" The Mac Observer 5:52 PM
  • "Clockwise #182: Sorry, My Brain Crashed" Six Colors 2:56 PM
  • "Podcast 552: Working on my Night Shift/iOS 10.3 is out, rentals work across the whole Apple ecosystem, and macOS adds Night Shift. Put on your sunglasses at night and tune in." Macworld 1:23 PM
  • "Debunking iPhone 8 Touch ID Switch Rumor -TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-29" The Mac Observer 1:11 PM
  • "Exclusive 'iPhone Edition' Insider Information Leaked" iDropNews 7:12 AM
  • "Sketchy report suggests iPhone 8 will be named 'iPhone Edition', Touch ID moved to rear, vertical dual cameras" 9to5Mac 7:11 AM
  • "Weak Report Claims Touch ID Sensor Moving to the Back of iPhone 8" The Mac Observer 10:49 AM
  • "tvOS 10.2 update requires AirPlay hardware verification, breaks third-party streaming apps" AppleInsider 9:47 AM
  • "Possible tvOS 10.1.1 jailbreak may be coming after all" iDownload Blog 9:47 AM
  • "Apple releases first iOS 10.3.2 public beta" 9to5Mac 12:36 PM
  • "tvOS 10.2 may cause third-party streaming apps to stop working" Macworld 1:14 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:13 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:13 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:13 AM

  • "Ghostek Atomic 3.0 Review – A versatile, waterproof iPhone 7 case" Mobile Reviews Eh 10:53 AM
  • "iHome iSP6 and iSP8 SmartPlug reviews: An easy entree into the smart home/From ease of set up through broad compatibility, including with Apple's HomeKit, these smart plugs hit nearly every mark." TechHive 7:12 AM
  • "Hands-On: Logitech M720 Multi-Device Multi-Protocol Mouse/This mouse can connect with three different computers, via either Bluetooth or a 2.4GHz Unifying USB dongle." ZDNet 6:44 AM
  • "The Wonderboom Is a Great Little $100 Bluetooth Speaker With a Familiar Face" Gizmodo 7:10 AM
  • "Review: Ultimate Ear's Wonderboom packs a loud punch, in a tiny rugged body" 9to5Mac 7:09 AM
  • "BoostEngine Portable Car Jump Starter can charge my iPhone, but not my truck" Apple World Today 7:52 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+ Hands-On Demo And First Look From Unpacked 2017" HotHardware 5:44 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S8 hands-on: Samsung produces a stunning redesign/Super slim bezels and software buttons make this Samsung's biggest redesign ever." Ars Technica 6:07 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "5 handy things the Photos app can do with your iPhone snapshots: These tips will help you find best features Photos has to offer—draw shapes, write captions, publish a gallery online, un-delete a trashed photo, and more." PCWorld 7:12 AM
  • "'Versus: The Elite Trials' Review - Choices Start Coming Home to Roost" Touch Arcade 10:55 AM
  • "Use the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch: With the Home app, you can securely control the products you use in your home—all from your iOS device." Apple Support 8:14 PM
  • "Your internet history is now for sale. Here's how you can protect it: Congress has voted to repeal restrictions preventing ISPs from gathering and selling your browsing data and other personal info. Here's how you can protect yourself." TechRepublic 3:16 PM
  • "How to use Siri with Google Maps" iMore 3:15 PM
  • "How to Stop iOS App Rating & Review Popups on iPhone and iPad" OS X Daily 3:13 PM
  • "How Can My iPad Read To Me?" Apple Must 1:11 PM
  • "How to find locations and get directions with Google Maps" iMore 9:16 AM
  • "How to automatically create an Apple Music playlist with songs you identified with Shazam" iDownload Blog 7:41 AM
  • "Want to Experiment With an APFS drive? Here's How You Can Do That" The Mac Observer 5:52 PM
  • "iOS 10.3: Your iCloud Settings Just Got Easier to Manage" The Mac Observer 3:57 PM
  • "10 Things You Should Know About APFS; Apple's New File System" iPhone Hacks 9:01 AM
  • "All Android store competitors combined poised to overtake Apple's iOS App Store by revenues, but not profits"  AppleInsider 9:40 PM
  • "Telegram CEO asks why Apple is taking so long to review its update" Neowin 7:32 PM
  • "Apple investors shrug off Samsung Galaxy S8 event, send stock upward"  AppleInsider 6:09 PM
  • "How the Galaxy S8 stacks up against iPhone 7" Cult of Mac 2:56 PM
  • "Is Apple Planning An iPhone Based Modular Docking System To Replace Laptops And Tablets? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 12:38 PM
  • "Opinion: iPhone 8's top feature needs to be design" 9to5Mac 11:48 AM
  • "iPads Did Not Revolutionize Campus Teaching (But a Few Colleges Give Every Student One)" EdSurge 10:58 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S8 sets a high bar for this year's iPhone" Cult of Mac 10:58 AM
  • "5 features iPhone 8 must steal from the Galaxy S8" Cult of Mac 10:55 AM
  • "Does Apple trademark filing mean PowerBook is coming back?" Cult of Mac 9:58 AM
  • "Is Apple Bringing Back The PowerBook?"  Huh. 9:58 AM
  • "Apple's APFS Against The World" NoodleMac 9:01 AM
  • "Apple's iCloud Is Under Attack" Mac360 9:01 AM
  • "Android Don't Got What iPhone Users Get" Mac360 8:12 AM
  • "Comment: I don't believe Apple is dumb enough to move the Touch ID sensor to the back" 9to5Mac 7:20 AM
  • "Your next smartphone is not going to be a revolution" TechCrunch 7:45 PM
  • "The Deck Ad Network Is Shutting Down" Pixel Envy 6:43 PM
  • "Is technology contributing to increased inequality?" TechCrunch 4:07 PM
  • "Galaxy S8 Review: Samsung One-Ups Apple...For Now" Barron's 4:02 PM
  • "Pictures don't do the Galaxy S8 justice" The Verge 2:57 PM
  • "Hands on: Samsung's new Galaxy S8 vs the iPhone 7" Cult of Mac 2:56 PM
  • "Hands On With Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+: Taller Screens and Slimmer Bezels" AnandTech 10:59 AM
  • "Samsung's Bixby assistant needs to grow up. Fast (hands-on)/Analysis: This three-in-one app for the Galaxy S8 is very much in beta mode." CNET 11:18 AM
  • "Samsung rises again" Mashable 10:59 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+: First look" BBC 10:57 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S8: Hands on with the world's most ambitious phone" Telegraph 10:57 AM
  • "What's in Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones?" Computerworld 10:57 AM
  • "The Galaxy S8 is here, and it's the iPhone 7's biggest competition" iMore 10:56 AM
  • "First look at Samsung's Bixby assistant" VentureBeat 10:56 AM
  • "The Arrival of Artificial Intelligence" Stratechery 10:56 AM
  • "IBM report: Leaked records hit 4B, up 566% since last year/Cybercriminals compromised more than 4 billion records last year, including credit cards, passwords, health information, and business documents. Here's how to stay safe." TechRepublic 10:55 AM
  • "Hands-on Galaxy S8 video and hi-res photos hit the web in one last batch of leaks" BGR 9:22 AM
  • "Why Samsung Better Release the Apple iPhone Supercycle Killer Today: Samsung needs something big." TheStreet 9:14 AM
  • "Hands-On with the Android O Developer Preview" Thurrott 8:16 AM
  • "Mossberg: Yes, you've still got mail/The stubborn persistence of email in the age of Snapchat" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "This is the biggest Galaxy S8 leak yet" BGR 7:46 AM
  • "The Future is Unevenly Distributed – Tech Should Fix That" Tech.pinions 7:10 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 7:35 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Begins Promoting Exclusive TV Shows for the Whole Family" RazMag 3:13 PM
  • "Hardbound 3.0 Introduces Short, Visual Stories Based on Bestselling Books" MacStories 2:53 PM
  • "Google Calendar Arrives on iPad" MacStories 1:23 PM
  • "iPad users get their own version of Google Calendar" CNET 12:40 PM
  • "Google finally releases Calendar app for iPad" 9to5Mac 12:36 PM
  • "GigSky's data plans now available in 180+ countries with Apple SIM" iDownload Blog 9:48 AM
  • "Welle Makes Any Surface 'Smart' Using Sonar Technology -- Tracks & Recognizes Unlimited Hand Gestures & Handwriting to Control IoT Devices -- Welle Smart Device Turns any Surface into a Universal Remote Control for use with: Lights, Windows, TVs, Doors, ThermoStats, Coffee Makers, & More -- Controls PowerPoint Presentations & Connects with IFTTT -- For Android & iOS" Thomas PR 9:43 AM
  • "'Temple Run 2' Lost Jungle Update Out Now, Featuring Giant Snakes!" Touch Arcade 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Pay Rolls Out to Customers of 7 Taiwanese Banks" MacTrast 7:46 AM
  • "David Wolff introduces Garden Flowers 1.0 for iPad - New Gallery App" prMac 7:10 AM
  • "Puggy 1.0 released for iOS - Let Pug give you info from your Home Screen" prMac 7:10 AM
  • "Gboard now rolled into Google Search app for the iPhone" ZDNet 6:44 AM
Computer Industry
  • "A scramble at Cisco exposes uncomfortable truths about U.S. cyber defense" Reuters 6:45 AM
  • "Cisco Takes Bold Software Step to Counter White Box Threat – Report" Light Reading 7:25 AM
  • "Will Cisco Separately Sell Network Operating Software Lindt?" Zacks 9:57 AM
  • "Microsoft's Acquisition Of LinkedIn Changed The Job Search Industry In Ways We Don't Even Know Yet" Forbes 7:21 AM
  • "Microsoft encouraging Alexa developers to work on Cortana" OnMSFT 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft to Release Windows 10 Creators Update Starting April 11" eWeek 8:01 PM
  • "Intel Still Has Moore in Store: The chip giant is driving Moore's Law and margin expansion. It will also see solid growth in non-PC segments." Barron's 1:07 PM
  • "Intel Holds Pep Rally for Moore's Law" Top 500 7:54 AM
  • "Intel is keeping Moore's Law alive by making bigger improvements less often: And the company wants to change how process nodes are named." Ars Technica 7:35 PM
  • "Intel Says Its Chip Production Tech is Still Ahead of Samsung and TSMC" Digital Trends 12:35 PM
  • "The future of Intel CPU design is a Frankenstein's monster of an architecture" PCGamesN 7:51 AM
  • "Intel: Our next chips will be a 'generation ahead' of Samsung" Engadget 9:13 AM
  • "Intel releases new Kaby Lake Xeons" Fudzilla 7:53 AM
  • "Intel Kaby Lake Xeon E3-1200 Family Takes Flight" HotHardware 5:48 PM
  • "Intel Shows 28-core processor die-shot" Guru3D 7:53 AM
  • "Intel Optane Memory Rivals SSD's Speed At Much Lower Price" The Science Times 7:54 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Processor with 12-Cores/14 Threads Appears In Alienware Area 51-R3" MobiPicker 7:50 AM
  • "AMD expects Vega to give Nvidia a good kicking in the notebooks" Fudzilla 7:51 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper is a 16-Core 32 Thread Monster [Rumor] HardOCP 7:51 AM
  • "IBM was a pioneer in the work-from-home revolution -- now it's cracking down" Business Insider 7:55 AM
  • "IBM kills working from home, calls marketing team back to office" The News Guru 7:57 AM
  • "Ensono Emerges With IBM i Cloud Offering" ITJungle 7:57 AM
  • "IBM: Those 2 redundancy schemes? We need to 'improve margins' and right quick" The Register 9:48 AM
  • "Dell Expands XPS, inspiron and Alienware portfolio with industry firsts" Al Bawaba 7:48 AM
  • "Dell showcases XPS-13 convertible laptop" Gulf News 7:48 AM
  • "HP brings new Elite Desktops and AiOs to India" PC Magazine 7:50 AM
  • "Now, Oracle to buy Accenture? If true, this could well be the largest global deal of its kind." BW CIO World 7:48 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple closes at yet another record high" MarketWatch 4:07 PM
  • "Apple At All Time Highs! Closing In On $150" Seeking Alpha 11:18 AM
  • "UBS says AAPL could reach $200/share as it hits 11th record high so far this year" 9to5Mac 9:12 AM
  • "Apple's Stock Soars Past $1,000 Pre-Split Price as Bulls Think 'Golden Opportunity' to Buy Remains" MacRumors 8:13 AM
  • "Apple at $1,000 a share: For Apple investors who lost their shirts taking Andy Zaky's advice, it's a bitter-sweet moment." Apple 3.0 9:47 AM
  • "Apple Investors Aren't Sweating The Samsung Galaxy S8" Forbes 1:23 PM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq closes for 4th straight gain, as Dow lags behind: S&P 500 finishes slightly higher, supported by energy gains" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "Crude Oil Sparks Energy Rally to Lead S&P 500, Nasdaq to Slight Gains: Another rally in crude oil pushes prices to three-week highs and lights a flame under the energy sector." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Clouds Over Trump Tax Plan May Curb Appetite for U.S. Stocks" Reuters 4:03 PM
  • "Nasdaq Composite Logs Fourth Straight Session of Gains: Energy shares help buoy the S&P 500, while the Dow industrials decline modestly" [Paid Membership Required] 4:03 PM
  • "European stocks inch higher as traders wait for Brexit kickoff: Article 50 is set to be triggered around lunchtime" MarketWatch 7:22 AM

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