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Monday Highlights: Following media criticism in China, Apple pulls at least 25,000 illegal apps, many gambling-related, from China App Store—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; developers get hands on 8th betas of Mojave, tvOS 12 and more today; MacBook Pro Touch Bar, with Mojave installed, brings new feature you can add: Automator actions; MacRumors reports Amsterdam Apple Store iPad battery incident under investigation at Apple; lawsuit against Apple "claims website is inaccessible to visually impaired users"; interesting story at Wi-Fi Now on how a meeting in 1998 with Steve Jobs brought Wi-Fi into being; MacMost takes you on a video tour of Prague's Apple Museum; an Artificial Intelligence now in charge of keeping Google's data centers cool; copper coil said to be included in next iPhones for faster/more efficient wireless charging; at least six new models of Apple Watch registered in Eurasia.

  • "Apple promises 'rethink' for unloved Mac Pro: The rethink, though, may take some time. Until then, Apple gives the Mac Pro a minor spec' boost"  V3 7:39 AM
  • "Apple offers slight speed bump for current Mac Pro, hints at new models in 2018" O'Grady's PowerPage 7:41 AM
  • "Apple Pay Promised to Make Plastic Obsolete. Then Came Wary Shoppers, Confused Clerks: Just 13% of iPhone users have tried the mobile-payment service, by one estimate; Apple works to recruit, train merchants" [Paid Membership Required] 11:03 AM
  • "Apple aims for more control, less cost as it accelerates in chip design" Reuters 8:10 AM
  • "Australian regulator sues Apple alleging iPhone 'bricking'" Reuters 9:23 PM
  • "Apple shares new demos of its proposed WebGPU browser engine" 9to5Mac 8:32 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 27 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements" MacRumors 12:32 PM
  • "Apple updates Safari Technology Preview to Release 27 with Web Inspector updates" 9to5Mac 2:08 PM
  • "How to Change the Default Browser in macOS" MacTrast 7:46 AM
  • "How to change the email address linked to your Apple ID in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7:41 AM
  • "Internal Bookmark Links in Pages" MacMost 9:15 AM
  • "5 Super Easy Yet Useful Tricks for Mac" OS X Daily 3:53 PM
  • "Get Cheap Mac Backup Security Online" NoodleMac 7:48 AM
  • "A Cheat Sheet For Mac Keyboard Shortcuts" Mac 360 7:47 AM
  • "SimCity: Complete Edition review: Be mayor and build your city from the ground up/This edition of the city simulator for the Mac includes previously-released expansion packs." Macworld 8:18 AM
  • "Enabling Find My Mac Might Not Work if Recovery Drive Is Damaged or Missing" The Mac Observer 3:34 PM
  • "PSA: Find My Mac Has a Serious Security Vulnerability" The Mac Observer 3:34 PM
  • "The 2016 Panic Report" Panic 10:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "Skype for Mac version 7.50 brings share extension and more" 9to5Mac 5:55 PM
  • "Vectorworks Announces New Braceworks 3D Finite Element Analysis Add-On" Architosh 12:08 PM
  • "Cinematica 3 Professional Video Management Software" prMac 7:33 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone, Android hit by Broadcom Wi-Fi chip bugs: Now Apple, Google plug flaws" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Pay agreements with credit card companies, banks up for renewal this year" AppleInsider 8:39 AM
  • "Western Union now lets you Apple Pay for mobile money transfers and bill payments" 9to5Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Pay Cash Transfers Now Work With Western Union App" The Mac Observer 8:15 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 7 'explodes' whilst charging up on woman's bedside table" The Sun 9:18 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Mac users can run Windows through Boot Camp" Cult of Mac 8:28 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Following Fitbit acquisition, Pebble rolling out update to ensure watches will function indefinitely" 9to5Mac 8:37 PM
  • "North Korea likely behind $81M hack at the Federal Reserve, report says" Fox News 8:35 PM
  • "Attention, Cord Cutters: YouTube TV Now Live" PC Magazine 3:56 PM
  • "FCC chairman Ajit Pai has more broadband choices at home than most Americans" The Verge 3:53 PM
  • "The first Galaxy S8 drop test has some bad news" BGR 3:41 PM
  • "Report: Google plotting a Google Home/Google Wifi combo device" Ars Technica 11:25 AM
  • "Live NFL games are coming to Amazon Prime in 2017" BGR 7:51 AM
  • "The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will lead Samsung to record-breaking profits" BGR 7:51 AM
  • "Victory For Parents! Amazon To Refund $70M Of In-app Purchases Made By Kids" Digital Trends 7:51 AM
  • "How 'Moonlight Maze' evolved into Turla malware - a 20-year history of state cyber espionage" V3 7:39 AM
  • "The Mystery of New Mac Pros, Apple and Politics, and Robot Welfare -ACM 405" The Mac Observer 7:02 PM
  • "Clockwise #183: The Mystery Machine" Six Colors 3:53 PM
  • "Apple's New Display Plans, Broadcom's WiFi Chip Security Flaw -TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-05" The Mac Observer 2:57 PM
  • "Podcast 553: The future of the Mac Pro/If you're a Mac pro who needs a Mac Pro, Apple has good news and bad news." Macworld 2:08 PM
  • "The Morning After: Wednesday, April 5th 2017" Engadget 8:07 AM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 160: On the gravy train for life" iDownload Blog 7:50 AM
  • "Apple may delay new iPhone launch to October-November, says paper" DigiTimes 7:33 AM
  • "New Report Suggests Apple Could Delay 'iPhone 8' Launch to October or November" MacRumors 7:33 AM
  • "Launch of next-generation iPhone 8 may be pushed to October or November, says report" 9to5Mac 7:36 AM
  • "iPhone 8 might be the first mainstream phone to cross the $1,000 mark" The Next Web 7:55 AM
  • "Compal reportedly enters Apple Watch supply chain" DigiTimes 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Watch gets a second supplier for 2017" Cult of Mac 7:44 AM
  • "Report: Apple Watch Series 3 late this year; continued two-generation strategy" 9to5Mac 10:57 AM
  • "Apple Says Stock 8-Core Mac Pro Available to Resellers by End of April, Suggests Custom Configuring Until Then" MacRumors 10:58 AM
  • "Apple patent filing hints at iPhones with flexible displays" Apple World Today 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Says It Has No Plans for ARM-Based or Touchscreen Macs"  MacRumors 10:49 AM
  • "Apple has no plans for ARM-based or touchscreen Macs (for now, but what about in the future?)" Apple World Today 12:36 PM
  • "Apple's MagSafe Port Could Make a Comeback Soon" LAPTOP Magazine 8:05 AM
  • "Scratching wasn't bad enough, so now there's a new way Jet Black iPhones are getting ruined" BGR 11:22 AM
  • "Apple could make a MagSafe to USB-C adapter if it wanted to" Engadget 3:53 PM
  • "Apple's iOS 10.3.1 Update Fixes Critical Broadcom WiFi Security Flaw" The Mac Observer 10:40 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:28 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:28 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:28 AM

  • "Review: Decks by FluidStance bring motion and fun to standing desks and more" 9to5Mac 5:56 PM
  • "Mossberg: Sonos solves TV audio problems, for a stiff price" Recode 8:28 AM
  • "The YUNMAI is an excellent 'smart scale' with iOS integration (with one caveat)" Apple World Today 7:41 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Microsoft's new iOS 10 iMessage App 'Who's In' lets groups collaborate on plans" AppleInsider 5:56 PM
  • "'Ellie & Max' Review - Some Doggone Perspective" Touch Arcade 9:27 AM
  • "How to Disable Email and iPhone App Notifications in LinkedIn" iPhone Hacks 11:16 AM
  • "How to use the Amazon Echo as a Bluetooth speaker" iMore 11:06 AM
  • "How to Change Your iPhone and iPad's Name for AirDrop" The Mac Observer 10:26 AM
  • "How to delete your search history and prior destinations in Google Maps" iMore 8:28 AM
  • "How to Run a Security Checkup on Your Google Account" PC Magazine 8:10 AM
  • "10 more handy iPhone tips that I use on a regular basisĀ [Video] 9to5Mac 9:14 PM
  • "10 tips and tricks to master the Google app for iPhone" Macworld 7:37 AM
  • "Apple discussion talks about the company's surprising admissions and vague future promises about its embarassing Mac Pro product, as well as the company's abandonment of Aperture." MacInTouch 3:58 PM
  • "Apple's $329 iPad Offers Superb Value For Non Power Users – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 12:24 PM
  • "We Spent Around $20 Billion Using Apple Pay Last Year" Apple Must 11:02 AM
  • "Apple's First Truly Smart Watch: The Rumor Guide" Apple Must 10:26 AM
  • "I'm running out of storage but I can't bring myself to delete my iMessage history" Mashable 9:18 AM
  • "Apple's 11th Worst Mistake Ever" Mac360 8:31 AM
  • "Give Up, Apple; Buy Samsung Already" Mac360 8:12 AM
  • "What does Apple plan to reveal in 12-18 months? Apple isn't out of Imagination to cut corners, but to quash competition"  Computerworld 8:44 AM
  • "Why ditching Imagination is critical for the iPhone's future"  BGR 7:53 AM
  • "Comment: Apple's announced intention to design its own GPUs adds weight to idea of ARM-based Macs" 9to5Mac 10:57 AM
  • "The Rise and Fall of the Cylindrical Mac Pro" 3:53 PM
  • "Who has taken over at Apple? The 2018 Mac Pro" FCPXtv 8:43 AM
  • "The good news and bad news of Apple's Mac Pro announcement: Apple finally threw pro users a bone, but not one with any meat on it." Macworld 7:37 AM
  • "Researcher calls Samsung's Tizen OS 'the worst code I've ever seen'"  AppleInsider 8:37 PM
  • "What Is Mastodon and Will It Kill Twitter?" PC Magazine 3:56 PM
  • "Why more tech workers should take sabbaticals" TechRepublic 12:32 PM
  • "Relax, Android Ascendance Was Inevitable" Thurrott 10:44 AM
  • "Oath isn't just a terrible name — it's going to be a nightmare ad-tracking machine: Zombie adtech is coming to kill Google" The Verge 12:00 PM
  • "Rise of tech jobs outside of Silicon Valley means better training is needed to fill positions" TechRepublic 7:41 AM
  • "Even Millennials Don't Know What to Do with Tablets" Tech.pinions 7:38 AM
  • "Why the Tech World Needs to be Concerned about North Korea's Nukes" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:38 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Best iPad Picture Frame apps" iMore 2:08 PM
  • "Sony's new durable SSDs are designed for 4K video" The Verge 11:25 AM
  • "Gorgeous keyboard brings the typewriter feel to Mac and iOS" Cult of Mac 11:17 AM
  • "Mitsubishi reveals 2018 Outlander Sport with Apple CarPlay in tow" AppleInsider 10:57 AM
  • "MindNode for iOS Adds TextBundle Export Option" MacStories 10:57 AM
  • "Xiaomi Tops Indian Smartphone Purchase Intention" ["Xiaomi 26%, Samsung 12% and Apple are the top three preferred brands for the next smartphone purchase among our Android panel. Micromax despite holding a 9% share of devices in our panel was voted preferred brand for their next smartphone by only 2% of the panel."] PRNewswire 9:11 AM
  • "The New Truck Generation: Scania is Introducing Apple CarPlay" PRNewswire 9:10 AM
  • "Apple Music for Android Updated With iOS 10-Style Redesign" AppAdvice 7:42 AM
  • "Ulysses 2.8 Adds Touch ID Security and More" MacStories 7:35 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft opens up more on data it's collecting with Windows 10" ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft finally reveals what data Windows 10 really collects" The Verge 8:26 AM
  • "Microsoft details new privacy settings in Windows 10 Creators Update" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "Windows 10 snooping: Microsoft reveals what data it collects about you and why/Ahead of next week's rollout of the Creators Update, Microsoft is releasing more information about the diagnostic data it collects." TechRepublic 12:32 PM
  • "Microsoft Eases Windows 10 Privacy Paranoia With Better Transparency And User Control In Creators Update" HotHardware 5:53 PM
  • "Microsoft is finally telling us more about the data Windows 10 collects" BGR 6:57 PM
  • "The Windows 10 Creators Update is now available for manual upgrading: Update Assistant tool lets you install the new version without waiting for Windows Update." Ars Technica 6:58 PM
  • "Intel expands partnership with NFL, will install 360-degree replay cameras in more stadiums" GeekWire 8:05 AM
  • "Intel's 360 replay tech is coming to more NFL stadiums: The technology is already at work in Baltimore, Houston and San Francisco." Engadget 6:58 PM
  • "Intel Security becomes McAfee (again)" BetaNews 7:55 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Review Leak: $200 CPU Beats $350 Intel Core i7-7700K" Forbes 7:32 AM
  • "IBM will launch Nvidia Tesla P100 GPUs in its cloud later this month" VentureBeat 8:12 AM
  • "IBM adds Nvidia Tesla P100 GPU to its cloud" ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "IBM Cloud to offer NVIDIA's advanced GPU accelerator, vowing to solve previously impossible data challenges" GeekWire 7:50 AM
  • "HP to ship new printers with inbuilt hacking protection: New range of A3 printers will reboot if attacked and defend themselves against hackers" Irish Times 8:42 AM
  • "HP Supply Chain Leads the Call for Recycling Transparency" EBN 11:19 AM
  • "Cisco uses video analytics for passenger monitoring" IoTHub 8:40 AM
  • "Cisco and Slack Are Joining Google's Patent Network" Fortune 8:41 AM
  • "Cisco-Backed Elastifile Debuts Data Fabric For Managing Data From On-Premises To Clouds" CRN 8:41 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Foxconn 4Q16 net profit hits record" DigiTimes 8:26 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks swing to lower close after Fed releases March minutes: Sudden drop in financials, energy weigh on market" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "Wall Street Turns Red in Final Hour After Fed Commits to Tightening: Wall Street ended lower, falling into the red in the final hour, after the Federal Reserve's committed to further monetary tightening this year." TheStreet 4:00 PM
  • "Wall Street Falls as Fed Minutes Reverse Earlier Rally"  3:59 PM 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Give Up Gains After Fed Minutes: Some Fed officials say stock prices look high relative to some valuation measures" [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Asian markets perk up as commodity prices rally: Mainland Chinese stocks more than recoup their declines of late last week" MarketWatch 8:29 AM
  • "European oil stocks advance, but indexes are listless" MarketWatch 8:29 AM

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