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Thursday Highlights: Buckle up Apple fans, October 30 New York City event invitations sent out! Let the speculation begin...; Jason Cross at Macworld calls Apple Watch Series 4 "a generational leap" with "plenty of room to grow"; Philip Elmer-Dewitt on perception of Apple's entry into Hollywood; EU Commision decides to withdraw action against Ireland for delays recovering back Apple taxes; critical information concerning AirPrint changes in Mojave; Chartable report on how podcast charts are being manipulated by scammers; lives empowered by Apple's accessibility tools; Apple customers in US now can download all the data Apple has collected on them; by 2020 we may see Macs with in-house chips; high-voltage battery power converters for sport cars in works at Apple?; TechHive reviews PlayStation Vue streaming service integration on Apple TV.

  • "Eight reasons to consider the Apple iPhone 7 Plus over the Galaxy S8 Plus for business" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "Apple's Project Titan: California Makes It Official" Seeking Alpha 8:04 AM
  • "In-browser Mac OS 7.0.1 emulation, compatible software suite arrives at the Internet Archive"  AppleInsider 2:27 PM
  • "The new Mac Pro: The audacity to say 'Yes' in a design culture of 'No'"  Marco Arment 4/15
  • "Apple To Road Test of Self-Driving Car Software" CDR Info 4/15
  • "California DMV Confirms Apple Is Now Permitted To Test Self-Driving Cars, Adds To List Of Companies Testing In State" Tech Times 4/15
  • "Apple considers backing Hon Hai bid for Toshiba chip unit: report"  Japan Today 4/15
  • "How to use iCloud's Family Sharing with Photos for Mac" iMore 4/15
  • "How to set a full-time Mac boot password (i.e. a BIOS password)" Mac Kung Fu 4/14
  • "How to fix a 'can't be moved' permissions problem on your Mac" Macworld 4/14
  • "How to adjust the date and time of a picture in Photos for Mac" iDownload Blog 4/14
  • "Replace Missing Fonts in Pages" MacMost 4/14
  • "How To Find Your Folder Location In The Finder on the Mac" MacTrast 4/14
  • "Frontier Diary #3: Built-in Verbs Configuration" inessential 4/14
  • "A Mac App Subscription To Like" Mac360 4/14
  • "How To Choose A Browser Within A Link" Mac360 4/14
  • "Best ways to file your taxes on your Mac" iMore 4/14
  • "Why I Won't Bother to Submit Bug Reports to Apple Any More" Kirkville 4/14
  • "Wouldn't it be nice if Mac error messages actually told us what's wrong? C'mon, Apple, give your users a clue." Macworld 4/14
  • "iTunes needs to go (well, the name, anyway): Apple is on a rebranding kick lately (welcome, Apple Podcasts!), and iTunes should be next in line for a new name."  Macworld 4/14
Press Releases
  • "TunesKit Upgrades 3 Mac DRM Removal Tools to Fully Support iTunes 12.6" prMac 4:57 PM
  • "Autodesk Intros New Revit 2018—Strengthens Multidiscipline Design" Architosh 4/14
  • "Resume Star for Mac: Top Rated Resume App Now on macOS" prMac 4/14
  • "Screen Mirroring from Mac to Chromecast now available from AirBeamTV" prMac 4/14
  • "YouTube Dark Mode Surfaces in Latest Desktop Chrome Browser Update" MacRumors 4/14
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Logic Pros: What's new in iOS & Mac music production this week" 9to5Mac 12:16 PM
  • "This week on AI: Apple Car's California driver license, Qualcomm countersues & more" AppleInsider 4/15
  • "Meet Susan Bennett, the woman with the soothing voice behind iPhone's Siri"  The Next Web 4/14
  • "Apple's Secret Project to Monitor Blood Sugar for Diabetics" Tech.pinions 4/14
  • "Apple signs deal to provide NHL coaches with iPads" The Verge 4/14
  • "Apple has great taste in trees, and it's becoming a problem" BGR 4/14
  • "These are the six companies that depend on Apple for half to three-quarters of their sales" 9to5Mac 4/14
  • "Apple shares three special Shot on iPhone ads to celebrate Children's Day in Turkey" 9to5Mac 4/14
  • "Apple Celebrates the Joys of Water Balloons in New Commercial" The Mac Observer 4/14
  • "One of Kendrick Lamar's new songs was created entirely on iPhone" Cult of Mac 4/14
  • "Today in Apple history: Macintosh 512Ke further enhances the Mac" Cult of Mac 4/14
Non-Apple News
  • "What you need to know about that latest NSA data dump: This could make it even harder for Europe and Silicon Valley to trust the U.S. government." Recode 6:54 PM
  • "Nintendo Considers Switch Mini Variant For Even More Portable Gaming" HotHardware 4:42 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch First Month Sales Nearly Hit 1 Million In North America" HotHardware 4/15
  • "Facebook busts up international spam operation" Engadget 4/14
  • "GOP rep. on ISP privacy rules: 'Nobody's got to use the internet'" Engadget 4/14
  • "Republican lawmaker on privacy: 'Nobody's got to use the internet'" The Next Web 4/14
  • "Amazon allowing Alexa software, far-field microphone technology use by other companies" AppleInsider 4/14
  • "How Arizona State University's stadium is improving Wi-Fi and serving as a living lab for smart technologies: Improving technologies at a stadium involves more than just upgrading the Wi-Fi network. ASU and Dublin City University have partnered to explore new tech to improve the overall fan experience." TechRepublic 4/14
  • "Vivo's Xplay6 is a weird iPhone Galaxy S7 Edge mashup" CNET 4/14
  • "NAS, MDM, DGC and Other Fun Initials – Mac Geek Gab 653" The Mac Observer 7:12 PM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 115 | Leaked iPhone 8 schematics, potential Touch ID changes, and more" 9to5Mac 4/14
  • "The secret lives of iPhone factory workers, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 4/14
  • "RIP: Internet privacy, NES Classic, and Apple and Qualcomm's friendship/This week on Vergecast" The Verge 4/14
  • "Epic Final Cut Pro Radio Episode 037: Breaking News! Apple pre-announces a New Mac Pro, updates the current Mac Pro and announces an iMac Pro for 2017. If that wasn't enough, we have NAB FCP news and tips from Noah Kadner from, Michael Horton and Dan Bérubé from with a discount code and Sam Mestman from Final Cut Pro X is quite alive and doing well." FCPRadio 4/14
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Touch ID, and glucose monitoring on Apple Watch" AppleInsider 4/14
  • "Apple's building more of its own chips for the next iPhone" CNET 4/14
  • "iPad 4 service replacement with iPad Air 2 not universal policy, but allowed in low-stock conditions" AppleInsider 12:17 PM
  • "Apple now upgrading iPad 4th gen replacements to newer iPad Air 2 as stock dwindles" 9to5Mac 4/15
  • "Apple will replace your busted iPad 4 with the iPad Air 2: If you bring this aging tablet in for repairs, you'll probably walk away with a much newer model." Engadget 4/15
  • "Apple Tests iPhone 8 Prototype with Touch ID Under Display, 4mm Bezels All Around"  iDrop News 4/14
  • "New Images Show iPhone 8 with Touch ID in the Display" The Mac Observer 4/14
  • "Apple Wins Patent for Data Collection, Automation Scheme" 24/7 Wall St. 4/14
  • "Cassandra: Movie Output Problems on Apple TV and a Partial Solution from Apple Support" eXtensions 10:00 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/14
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/14
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/14

  • "Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7 – Which is the Best Smartphone?" iPhone Hacks 5:40 PM
  • "The Best Products That Work with Apple HomeKit" Tom's Guide 8:09 AM
  • "Camera Wars: Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs. iPhone 7 Plus vs. Google Pixel XL" Softpedia 8:09 AM
  • "Rock Jaw Resonate hybrid earphones review" The Gadgeteer 4/15
  • "Hardware Review: NetGear Orbi Mesh WiFi System Covers Lots of Space, at a Cost" Kirkville 4/15
  • "Review: Logitech's G Pro keyboard is overkill of the best kind" The Next Web 4/14
  • "Cassandra: Improving Video Output Quality -The Røde SmartLav+ Microphone" eXtensions 4/14
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Cassandra: eXtensions Video -Clips in Clips: Successes and Failures" eXtensions 4/15
  • "Apple Clips: Live transcriptions are impressive, but where are the selfie filters? Clips is a simplified version of iMovie for stylized video editing." Macworld 4/14
  • "'Sunless Sea' Review - A Brilliant Journey in a Dark, Fascinating World" Touch Arcade 4/14
  • "'Yodanji: The Roguelike' Review - Legends of Yo" Touch Arcade 4/14
  • "'Quantum Revenge' Review - Form like Voltron" Touch Arcade 4/14
  • "Charge your iPhone without the chime or buzz" Mac Kung Fu 7:29 PM
  • "How to record your gameplay on iPhone and iPad" iMore 3:59 PM
  • "How to set up Timed Access Control on your Apple AirPort router" iMore 3:08 PM
  • "How to set up and use iCloud Photo Library on iPhone and iPad" iMore 12:22 PM
  • "How to create a folder on your iPhone or iPad: It isn't exactly obvious to new iOS users, but it's easy to do once you know how." Macworld 4/15
  • "Become Tech Savvy: How to track and manage cellular data" 9to5Mac 4/15
  • "Apple Watch SOS saves lives — get to know it now" iMore 4/14
  • "Download xCleaner IPA On iOS 10 [No Jailbreak Required] Redmond Pie 4/14
  • "How to print to PDF on iPhone, iPad, and Mac" 9to5Mac 4/14
  • "How to install Kodi on the first generation Apple TV" iMore 4/14
  • "How To End iCloud 'Approval Request' Overkill" Apple Must 4/14
  • "Family Sharing: The ultimate guide" iMore 9:08 PM
  • "Apple has a new iPhone menu that makes it way easier to manage your iCloud account" Business Insider 4/15
  • "Pokémon Go Spring Event Guide — Updated with new egg info!" iMore 4/15
  • "Rumor claims Apple TV to add multi-user login and Picture-in-Picture video with tvOS 11" 9to5Mac 6:47 PM
  • "Maybe Apple's Car Project Isn't So Screwed After All" Gizmodo UK 8:09 AM
  • "12-inch MacBook rumor roundup: What's coming next" iMore 4/15
  • "Dying hereafter: Pre-judging the iPhone 8"  Macworld 4/15
  • "Breaking the trend: why Apple is likely to release both an 'iPhone 7s' and 'iPhone 8' this year"  AppleInsider 4/15
  • "Should Apple make a standalone Siri device? [Friday Night Fights] Cult of Mac 4/14
  • "Here's what the Hackintosh community wants in the new modular Mac Pro" 9to5Mac 4/14
  • "How to spot Apple's self-driving cars in the wild" Cult of Mac 4/14
  • "Apple Gets License to Test Self Driving Cars in Calif. Media Acts Surprised" Apple Must 4/14
  • "Apple Watch and the story of ceramics" iMore 4/14
  • "It's time for Apple Watch to get serious about fitness" Cult of Mac 4/14
  • "Apple's Search For The Holy Grail" NoodleMac 4/14
  • "Apple: Hardware? Software? Or, Services?" Mac360 4/14
  • "Apple's Mac Pro Rethink is Good, but will It Be Good Enough?"  Tech.pinions 4/14
  • "Guesstimates About Apple's 2017 iPhone 8" Mac360 4/14
  • "We really, really want this new iPhone 8 rumor to be true" Mashable 4/14
  • "Student Videos: Lively Alternative for English Classes" eXtensions 4/14
  • "Forgotten audio formats: The flexi disc/The cheap, lightweight 'Soundsheet' once graced magazine covers in its millions." Ars Technica 4/15
  • "Connected Car Data Is the New Oil" PC Magazine 4/14
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Turn Any iPhone 7 Jet Black Or Jet White With This Ultra-Slim Case" Redmond Pie 4/14
  • "TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Planescape: Torment'" Touch Arcade 4/14
  • "Coming April 15: Gene Steinberg meets columnist/podcaster Kirk McElhearn, and The Mac Observer's Bryan Chaffin, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 4/14
  • "3 Cool Connected Gadgets For Travellers" Apple Must 4/14
  • "Goodbye shaky videos: Google Photos can now stabilize wobbly footage" Mashable 4/14
  • "Fill in the Gaps with Polycolor" MacStories 4/14
  • "High-Speed Space Flyer 'Hyperburner' is Apple's Free App Store App of the Week" MacTrast 4/14
  • "TAP Clash Of Heavens - Fast-Paced Combat - Shoot, Destroy & Push Forward" prMac 4/14
  • "Jigsaw Puzzle 500+ v2.0 now multiplayer on both iOS and Android" prMac 4/14
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft patents an advanced eye scanning system for potential use in future devices" Neowin 8:52 PM
  • "Xbox Insider Hub is coming to Windows 10 PCs" Neowin 12:27 PM
  • "Here are the Best Improvements in the Windows 10 Creators Update" Thurrott 4:51 PM
  • "Only a handful of Windows phones will get the latest update: Windows 10 Creators Update is too demanding for some older devices." Engadget 6:46 PM
  • "Students Of Bath Investment Club Share New Intel On Intel" Seeking Alpha 8:04 AM
  • "Early computing pioneer Robert Taylor dies: Taylor led teams that ushered in ARPAnet and modern PCs." Engadget 6:46 PM
  • "Microsoft says it already patched 'Shadow Brokers' NSA leaks: Four exploits were addressed in a March 2017 update, suggesting the company may have been tipped off." Engadget 4/15
  • "Microsoft has already patched the NSA's leaked Windows hacks" The Verge 4/15
  • "Mysterious Microsoft patch killed 0days released by NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers: Microsoft fixed critical vulnerabilities in uncredited update released in March." Ars Technica 4/15
  • "Microsoft: Past patches address leaked NSA exploits/The patches: one of which was issued last month: address the exploits found in the Shadow Brokers leak" Computerworld New Zealand 4/15
  • "Windows 10 Will Reportedly Add Native Tabbed Windows For Apps" HotHardware 4/15
  • "Microsoft's cancelled Lumia 750 aka 'Guilin' gets revealed in new video" Neowin 4/15
  • "Microsoft kills the official upgrade path from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile" Neowin 4/15
  • "Microsoft Explains Edge Battery Life Gains in Creators Update" Thurrott 4/15
  • "Kaspersky Lab extends bug bounty program, increases financial incentives" Neowin 4/15
  • "HOT NEWS'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' DLC Pack 3: Fans Expect April 25 Release Date; Gameplay Trailer out Next WeekFollow Us/AMD Ryzen 5 vs. Intel Core i5: Ryzen 5 1600X Tagged as 'The People's CPU' – Here's Why" Telegiz 4/15
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Toshiba Pares Losses on Report of Apple Investing in Chips" Bloomberg 4/14
Industry News
  • "Concerns About North Korea Send Asian Stock Markets Lower: Senior Pyongyang official says U.S. is becoming 'more vicious and more aggressive' under Trump" [Paid Membership Required] 4/14
  • "Asian markets pull back as concern over North Korea mounts: Asian stocks fell and the yen rose to session highs as worries about North Korea simmered, after a senior Pyongyang official said the U.S. is becoming 'more vicious and more aggressive' under President Donald Trump." MarketWatch 4/14
  • "European stocks close lower after Trump's dollar comments: European stocks slid Thursday, with banks leading the charge south after President Donald Trump's comments about the dollar and interest rates." MarketWatch 4/14

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