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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.

  • "Has Apple Lost Its Innovation Mojo?" ["But he argues the culture at Apple changed when Tim Cook took over as CEO. Burrough says employees were getting the message to look down and do their jobs. Burrough says, when he saw something wrong, 'the way that I was expected to deal with it was shut my mouth and do my job, and take care of whatever my assigned responsibility was and (not) worry about what anybody else is doing.'"]  NPR 6:34 AM
  • "Imagining a new Mac Pro, the 'iMac Pro,' and the future of Apple's desktops: Apple says it's taking pro users' complaints seriously. We'll see."  Ars Technica 5:20 PM
  • "Apple's premium TV plans – the hobby doomed to stay that way"  The Register 6:33 AM
  • "Apple And Wistron Are Certified In India, Could Easily Offset Delays In High-End iPhone 8" Forbes 6:30 AM
  • "Apple rolling out second macOS 10.12.5 beta for Mac" 9to5Mac 1:12 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to Developers" MacRumors 1:12 PM
  • "How To Fix Apple Mail When It Slows Your Mac" Apple Must 7:08 AM
  • "How to Add a New Email Account to Mac Mail" OS X Daily 5:40 PM
  • "Adding Math Equations in Pages" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "Analysis of the for iOS [v. 87.0] Timac's Blog 11:50 AM
  • "How Much Power Does A Powerful Mac Really Need?" TeraTalks 11:17 AM
  • "Ugly Truth 101: Your Mac Is Not Secure" NoodleMac 11:16 AM
Press Releases
  • "Anti Virus Plus for Mac by B-Eng - Vulnerability Detector and Virus Scan" prMac 6:45 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2017" ["Because of its modest review scores, expensive products and lack of ports, Apple fell all the way down to fifth place after receiving top honors every year since the Best and Worst Brands debuted in 2010."]  LAPTOP Magazine 8:51 AM
  • "What the Hell Happened to Apple Laptops? The shine is officially off of Apple. After taking the top spot in our annual Best and Worst Laptop Brands report since 2010, Apple has fallen out of first place for the first time. But not to second place. Or even third. The MacBook maker plummeted all the way to fifth out of 10 companies." ["For starters, the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar didn't impress us that much in our review. The Touch Bar itself is fairly innovative, but it feels like a tease when you can reach out and touch the entire screen on more versatile, Windows-powered convertibles like the HP Spectre x360 and XPS 13 2-in-1."]  LAPTOP Magazine 11:14 AM
  • "Lenovo Tops Laptop Mag's Annual Brand Rankings, Apple Falls to 5th Place" PRNewswire 8:51 AM
  • "Apple drops to fifth place in best laptop brand survey over higher prices and fewer options" 9to5Mac 11:09 AM
  • "Apple drops to fifth place in 2017 laptop rankings" Cult of Mac 1:11 PM
  • "76% of U.S. Teens Surveyed Using iPhones, 81% Plan to Purchase" MacRumors 5:40 PM
  • "Teens love iPhone more than ever/Commentary: In the latest Piper Jaffray 'Taking Stock with Teens' survey, more teens than ever say their next phone will be an iPhone." CNET 6:25 PM
  • "Latest Piper Jaffray survey shows teen interest in iPhone & Apple Watch continue to rise" 9to5Mac 7:44 PM
  • "Apple posts GPU-related job openings in UK following Imagination breakup" AppleInsider 9:37 AM
  • "Apple could add Beats 1 Radio broadcasting booth to its flagship Fifth Avenue store" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "Fifth Avenue Apple store to get Beats 1 broadcasting booth" Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Apple to Open Flagship Store in Mexico City and Potentially São Paulo" MacRumors 11:08 AM
  • "Apple may be planning a massive new Mexico City store" Cult of Mac 7:51 AM
  • "Magic Leap purchased a startup founded by former Apple employees, and looked into buying an Oscar-winning animation studio" Business Insider 7:06 PM
  • "'Most important computer in history': Steve Jobs machine part of Apple exhibit at Paul Allen museum"  GeekWire 8:57 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' Prototype Apple 1 Computer Going on Display in Seattle's 'Living Computers' Museum" MacRumors 8:58 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs loses control of the Mac" Cult of Mac 8:57 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "FCC Chairman: No Cell Phone Calls on Planes, Please" PC Magazine 6:46 PM
  • "FCC chair comes out against phone calls on airplanes" CNNMoney 5:40 PM
  • "FCC Chairman to End Plans to Allow In-Flight Cellphone Calls" MacRumors 5:40 PM
  • "Humans and Google AI to battle it out again over Go" CNET 6:46 AM
  • "Google's next Pixel phone might get a curved screen" The Next Web 6:46 AM
  • "Google Wants the New Pixels to Have Bendable Screens" Investopedia 6:45 AM
  • "Sir Tim Berners-Lee asks if Twitter is 'actually a net good for the planet?'" Business Insider 6:29 AM
  • "Upgrade #136: My Screen, My Stuff" Six Colors 6:26 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with KGW TV Anchor & Digital Trends Host Stephanie Stricklen" The Mac Observer 3:54 PM
  • "No 32-bit Apps in iOS 11, Apple Designing its Own GPUs -TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-10" The Mac Observer 3:54 PM
  • "Gordon Daily of BoxCast Profiles Their Event Streaming Hardware and Services" MacVoices 3:54 PM
  • "Interview—Patrick May Talks About His Journey with ARCHICAD and GDL Scripting" Architosh 8:47 AM
  • "iMore show 553: Nope dope" iMore 6:45 AM
  • "Fixing your iPhone, there's an app for that!" The MT Show 6:11 AM
  • "Apple's New File System: Who Cares? Who on Earth regards a computer's file system as anything more than a bland office worker? But if we dig a little deeper there's a story to be told, one that concerns the future of Apple's widening array of operating system versions and hardware devices."  Monday Note 11:18 AM
  • "Hidden iOS 10.3 feature highlights apps that will soon become obsolete: iOS 10.3 could be the end of the line for a lot of old apps. Here's how to find out if an app you rely on might stop working soon." ZDNet 7:16 AM
  • "Apple stops signing iOS 10.2.1 & 10.3, preventing downgrades from APFS" 9to5Mac 5:40 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 10.3.2 to Developers" MacRumors 1:12 PM
  • "Apple releases second iOS 10.3.2 beta for iOS developers" 9to5Mac 1:12 PM
  • "Apple releases watchOS 3.2.2 beta 2 for Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 1:11 PM
  • "tvOS 10.2.1 beta 2 rolling out for Apple TV" 9to5Mac 1:12 PM
  • "Fixing Your iPhone's Battery Drain Issues Following a Software Update" TrendinTech 6:35 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM

  • "iPad (2017) review: With a stripped-down iPad for $329, you may not need to go pro/It's a better choice than the iPad Pro for a lot of users." Macworld 6:25 AM
  • "AirPods don't hurt as much as EarPods, but they need an adjustment period" iMore 8:58 AM
  • "Review: Sonos Playbase" Wired 7:36 AM
  • "Review: FiiO i1 Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Adapter" iLounge 1:11 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on with Apple Clips: How to use the iOS video-editing app and why you'd want to" Australian Macworld 9:13 PM
  • "Hands-on: YouTube TV is familiar, stable, and already changing my viewing habits" 9to5Google 9:37 AM
  • "iOS: How to Print to PDF from Any App on iPhone and iPad" The Mac Observer 5:19 PM
  • "How to disable GPS coordinates when texting photos: Maintain your privacy when sharing photos." Macworld 7:16 AM
  • "Switching from Mac to PC, Part 4: How to keep your iPad and iPhone in the mix" PCWorld 6:35 AM
  • "Tip: save storage space on your iPhone and iPad by clearing Periscope's stored data" iDownload Blog 11:54 AM
  • "The Swiss Watch Industry Should Double Down on Mechanical Watches" Daring Fireball 7:43 PM
  • "How Apple Clips could help businesses break into video on social media" TechRepublic 1:11 PM
  • "There's one feature in this iPhone 8 concept video we really wish was real" BGR 11:19 AM
  • "Open Thread: What's your Mac Pro wishlist, pros?" MacDailyNews 5:19 PM
  • "iPad And Mac: By The Numbers" Mac 360 11:17 AM
  • "What A 2017 Power iMac Pro Needs" Mac360 11:16 AM
  • "CBS News: Make No Mistake. That Addiction To Your iPhone Isn't Accidental..." RazMag 11:09 AM
  • "The iPhone 8 might be able to connect to an AR or VR headset" Mashable 11:08 AM
  • "What's next for Apple Displays now that the company is back in the game?" 9to5Mac 9:37 AM
  • "I expect to be able to tap my AirPods and ask Siri to get me a loan" Computerworld 6:11 AM
  • "Opinion: OEMs aren't going to save Android Wear by putting LTE in everything" 9to5Google 12:48 PM
  • "LG G6 Review: Design Elegance And Efficiency A Winning Combination" HotHardware 11:10 AM
  • "Computing and Eliminating Complexity" Tech.pinions 6:37 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Facebook's Exclusive 'Mentions' App Gets Status Update Bug Fix On iPad" RazMag 7:06 PM
  • "After EveryAppleVideo YouTube channel goes dark, new 'Every ? Video' archive surfaces" 9to5Mac 5:39 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of April 10: Dave Hamilton, Steve Sande, Social Media, and Siri" The MUG Center 3:54 PM
  • "Superb space flyer Hyperburner goes free on iOS" Cult of Mac 11:19 AM
  • "Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Pocket Mortys', 'Crossy Road', 'Hearthstone', '868-HACK', and More" Touch Arcade 11:19 AM
  • "All-new iMore app is here! (You're already downloading, aren't you?)" iMore 11:18 AM
  • " 2.0 Has Arrived: 2.0 transforms the collaborative editorial experience once again with over 100 new features and improvements" 9:02 AM
  • "UK Air Traffic Control Provider launches Flight Tracking App" prMac 7:05 AM
  • "ToneBands Launches: A Unique Line of Apple Watch Bands" prMac 6:29 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's own figures show Windows 10 losing market share, while Windows 7 is on the rise" BetaNews 8:08 AM
  • "Windows 3.1: Microsoft's milestone, 25 years on" InfoWorld 8:11 AM
  • "Yes, Another Windows 10 Update Is Here" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:52 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Middle East chief: Why cloud and security are our big focus" ZDNet 8:06 AM
  • "How IBM plans to be the 'undisputed leader' of the next cloud phase" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "IBM appoints a chief digital officer for India" IndiaTimes 9:11 AM
  • "We wouldn't be this innovative if we hadn't split in two - HP UK MD Brasher" CRN UK 9:09 AM
  • "The Dell Precision 5520 is hobbled by Linux kernel 4.4" PCWorld 7:59 AM
  • "Reader Forum: Fashionable moves – what's behind the Intel/Mobileye deal" RCR Wireless News 9:06 AM
  • "How Jill Sciarappo Landed in Intel's Driver's Seat" Light Reading 9:04 AM
  • "New Basin Falls HEDT Intel Desktop Platform will arrive faster than expected" Guru3D 9:04 AM
  • "AMD Targets Wireless Desktop VR, Acquires Nitero" Upload VR 5:39 PM
  • "AMD buys Nitero's wireless virtual reality IP: With this acquisition, AMD is making a pivot toward the wireless VR space." ZDNet 6:45 PM
  • "AMD buys wireless VR startup Nitero" Engadget 6:25 PM
  • "AMD Radeon 570 and 580 Graphics cards use Polaris 20 XL & XTX" Guru3D 9:02 AM
  • "Korea's tax agency imposes more than W300b in tax on Oracle Korea" The Korea Herald 9:00 AM
  • "Oracle Korea slapped with W300 billion in back taxes" The Korea Times 9:00 AM
  • "Will Cisco Disrupt Itself? Rumors are flying that the networking giant is making a big change to its largest revenue driver, but the company put the rumors on ice...for now." The Motley Fool 8:32 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "What Do Analysts Expect from Apple's Fiscal 2Q17 Earnings?" Market Realist 11:19 AM
  • "Apple-connected bidders raise stakes in bids for Toshiba's memory business" AppleInsider 8:57 AM
  • "When to Sell? Look at the HQ: If a company moves to lavish headquarters, it's often time for investors to get out." [Paid Membership Required] 6:37 AM
  • "Foxconn could bid up to $27 billion for Toshiba's chip business - Bbg" Reuters 6:46 PM
  • "Why Apple Suppliers' Shares Have Risen in 2017" Market Realist 1:12 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks eke out gains on the back of strong energy shares: Swift Transportation and Knight rally in merger talks" MarketWatch 5:24 PM
  • "Stocks Trade Higher as Oil Gains Lift Energy Sector" TheStreet 5:23 PM
  • "Wall St Ends Choppy Session Up Slightly; Energy Helps" Reuters 5:23 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Higher as Investors Seek Clues on Economy: The main focus this week is likely to be the U.S. corporate earnings season" [Paid Membership Required] 5:23 PM
  • "Japan, Australia lead Asian markets gains: Stocks in Japan were higher to start the week, aided by a weakening yen, while markets in Australia were higher due to strength in commodities and banks." MarketWatch 7:17 AM
  • "European stocks close down fractionally, staying near 16-month high: European stocks finished fractionally lower on Monday, with investors appearing to hold back from making major moves following last week's U.S. airstrikes against Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed civilians." MarketWatch 12:00 PM

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