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Monday Highlights: Apple buys Asaii, a firm specializing in music analytics and finding the next big artist; Jonny Evans breaks down the list of Apple acquisitions since repatriating cash to the US; Apple calls Australian encryption laws "dangerous"; analytics, app trials among issues causing developers to leave Mac App Store; Apple Gazette feature helps you make your Mac night-friendly; AppleInsider article looks at the John Sculley era at Apple; surgeons monitoring patients recovering from hip and knee replacements via Apple Watch; and Apple donating 1,000 Apple Watches for eating disorder study; Palm is back! And very small!; VoiceOver iOS vulnerability found; Macworld has a look at using game console controllers to play games on Mac.

  • "Critics Of Apple Making A Big Acquisition Don't Get It" ["In the note, the analyst (Amit Daryanani) speculated that were Apple allowed to repatriate the money it holds overseas, the odds of a Disney acquisition would go up."]  Forbes 7:11 AM
  • "One Apple GPU, one giant leap in graphics for iPhone 8"  AppleInsider 7:18 AM
  • "Apple Should Leave the Car-Making to Ford: Let's face it, with more than $246 billion in cash Apple could do anything it damn well pleases. But, investors should be happy that it's not going to (yet) jump into making cars."  TheStreet 7:30 AM
  • "Why Should You Get Your Self-Driving Car From Apple: Last Friday Apple received a permit to officially experiments with self-driving cars. Why should consumers buy an Apple car?"  Inc. 8:02 AM
  • "Appeals court revives Apple's patented 'rubber banding' tech because of one small tweak: AOL invented 'snap forward' years earlier, but Apple innovated by snapping backwards." ["On Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion about an 'ex parte reexam,' filed against Apple's patent by an anonymous party. The reexam claimed that one of the patents upholding Apple's big win against Samsung, US Patent No. 7,844,915, never should have been issued at all. The '915 patent was described in a general way as the 'pinch to zoom' patent, but its claims describe a way of distinguishing between one-touch and two-touch operations."] Ars Technica 11:33 AM
  • "Nvidia 1080ti with new drivers in external enclosure quadruples MacBook Pro native performance" AppleInsider 11:11 AM
  • "Go back in time with the Internet Archive's collection of Macintosh programs from the 1980s" The Verge 7:00 AM
  • "The Internet Archive now lets you run classic Apple Mac games and programs in your browser" BetaNews 7:12 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to Developers" MacRumors 12:57 PM
  • "How to turn your Mac into a digital video recorder for over-the-air TV" Macworld 7:18 AM
  • "Get more control over your browsing history with Vivaldi" TechRepublic 1:07 PM
  • "See All the Mac's Open Windows at Once" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:08 PM
  • "Using the Keynote Object List" MacMost 9:30 AM
  • "Faster Webpages With Google's Chrome" NoodleMac 7:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "You can add Reddit to your MacBook Pro Touch Bar" iMore 3:24 PM
  • "Substance Source Reaches 1,000 Materials with New Photorealistic Textile Collection" Architosh 12:58 PM
  • "B-Eng introduces High Speed Anti-Virus Lite Scanner for Mac" MacPrices 11:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook receiving Free Expression Award tomorrow night, event to be live streamed" 9to5Mac 11:11 AM
  • "Union Square Apple Store hosting Al Gore and Lisa Jackson for Earth Day event this week" 9to5Mac 11:10 AM
  • "Al Gore, Lisa Jackson Discussing Climate at San Francisco Apple Store on April 19" The Mac Observer 11:10 AM
  • "Foxconn seeks Apple's backing for Toshiba memory business bid: Taiwanese group keen to bolster its position but no sign iPhone maker is on board" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:13 AM
  • "Apple/Foxconn: place your chips Premium/Helping fund a bid for Toshiba's semiconductor unit will ensure flash memory supply" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:04 PM
  • "Wozniak's world in 2075: 'bigger' Apple, Google, Facebook — and we'll be living in deserts" USA Today 7:01 AM
  • "Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Says Apple, Google and Facebook Will Be Around in 2075" Investopedia 7:12 AM
  • "Apple will still be here in 2075, says Woz, as original Apple I garage team get together" 9to5Mac 7:13 AM
  • "NBA player Stephen Curry switches from iPhone ad to Vivo – but still uses iPhone personally" 9to5Mac 8:14 AM
  • "Is Chevy dropping native navigation in favor of Carplay/Android Auto on the Bolt EV a misstep or forward thinking?" Electrek 2:17 PM
  • "China's biggest chat app paid an employee double that of Apple's top earner" Mashable 7:12 AM
  • "Toddlers who use touchscreens sleep less, study says: Parents shouldn't worry (yet) though, the researchers say." Engadget 7:12 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple II brings color computing to the masses" Cult of Mac 8:04 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "'Nobody's got to use the internet,' argues idiot congressman in row over ISP privacy rules" The Register 3:24 PM
  • "Why Facebook still struggles to pull down murder videos quickly" CNNMoney 1:42 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Computerworld Apple Holic Jonny Evans" The Mac Observer 4:48 PM
  • "Project Titan on Open Roads, Predicting Tech Companies Demise -TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-17" The Mac Observer 1:04 PM
  • "iMore show 554: Why yellow? with Chris Harris and David Lundblad" iMore 7:17 AM
  • "Report: iPhone 8 will feature vertical dual camera for VR shooting, stainless steel band; iPhone 7s slightly thicker" 9to5Mac 3:46 PM
  • "iPhone 8 Said to Have Polished Stainless Steel Frame Similar to Apple Watch, Vertical Camera for VR" MacRumors 3:46 PM
  • "Apple's 'iPhone 8' again rumored to adopt stainless steel chassis, flat OLED, vertical iSight camera" AppleInsider 6:07 PM
  • "Apple said to be struggling with optical fingerprint sensing" MarketWatch 7:13 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Without Touch ID Doubtfully Called One 'Likely Option' if Apple Can't Place It Under Display" MacRumors 11:28 AM
  • "New Renderings Show an 'iPhone 8' Design With Full-Front Display and Minimal Bezels All Around" MacRumors 7:00 AM
  • "Sketchy drawings depict bezel-less iPhone 8 with Home Button, camera and speaker integrated behind screen" 9to5Mac 7:13 AM
  • "Apple TV to Get Multi-User Support, Picture-in-Picture, More?" iClarified 7:18 AM
  • "Apple is replacing busted fourth-gen iPads with the newer, faster Air 2" Ars Technica 11:11 AM
  • "Apple offering iPad Air 2 units to some customers looking to repair their iPad fourth-gen units, dwindling stock cited" O'Grady's PowerPage 7:30 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 10.3.2 to Developers" MacRumors 12:57 PM
  • "Apple releases third iOS 10.3.2 beta" 9to5Mac 1:08 PM
  • "Apple releases watchOS 3.2.2 beta 3 for Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 1:08 PM
  • "tvOS 10.2.1 beta 3 rolling out for Apple TV" 9to5Mac 12:57 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM

  • "Apple A10 iPhone 7 speeds past Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel, LG G6 & BBK 3T (with 2x RAM)" AppleInsider 6:07 PM
  • "ollo Case for iPhone 7 Plus works with the Connect lens system, protects your device" Apple World Today 3:24 PM
  • "Vi AI Personal Trainer review: Heart rate-tracking Bluetooth earbuds with serious potential" Macworld 7:18 AM
  • "PLA5235 is a flexible Powerline AC900 Wireless Extender" Apple World Today 7:17 AM
  • "Download MovieBox++ IPA On iOS 10 [No Jailbreak Required] Redmond Pie 3:24 PM
  • "How to Save as PDF from iPhone or iPad with a Gesture in iOS 10" OS X Daily 3:24 PM
  • "How to clean your iPhone's charging port" iMore 2:17 PM
  • "How to switch between audio sources with your AirPods" iMore 7:17 AM
  • "How to disable homescreen rotation on Apple's Plus-series iPhones" AppleInsider 3:46 PM
  • "Why Apple Inc.'s A11 Won't Be Built Using 16-Nano Tech" The Motley Fool 3:24 PM
  • "Is Being an Apple Inc. Supplier a Blessing or a Curse?" The Motley Fool 3:24 PM
  • "What Tesla owes Apple's iPhone (Video)" Apple 3.0 1:43 PM
  • "What's next for Apple: WWDC, iPad Pro, iMac, MacBook, Apple TV, original content & more" 9to5Mac 1:13 PM
  • "Comment: Rumored Apple TV account switching in tvOS 11 may suggest multi-users for iPad with iOS 11" 9to5Mac 1:08 PM
  • "What Is Apple Really Planning to Do With Self-Driving Cars?"  TheStreet 12:04 PM
  • "Munster: Apple Car is to car as Apple TV was to TV set"  Apple 3.0 11:11 AM
  • "Apple Gets Permit to Test Self Driving Cars on California Roads" The Mac Observer 10:58 AM
  • "The Mac Pro's Near Death Experience" Mac360 8:38 AM
  • "Apple And Computers That Listen" TeraTalks 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Car Is Not Dead" Mac360 8:15 AM
  • "Dear Apple, Please Leave the Car-Making to Ford" TheStreet 8:04 AM
  • "Interview with Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant" Gigaom 11:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pad & Quill unveils new FSC certified Wooden Apple Pencil Holder" 9to5Mac 2:17 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of April 17: Bob LeVitus, Safari, Photos, and Digital Legacy" The MUG Center 11:46 AM
  • "Instagram Adds Tools to Organize Saved Posts into Collections" MacStories 11:11 AM
  • "Apple Watch workouts to Pokémon Go: What you need to beat the summer heat!" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "Pariti app shows you your debts, offers to save you money via peer-to-peer lending" 9to5Mac 7:30 AM
  • "iDB app v1.4: a new cache clearing feature and minor fixes under the hood" iDownload Blog 7:18 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows users urged to update computers after major NSA hacking tool release by Shadow Brokers group" Belfast Telegraph 12:53 PM
  • "Leaked NSA exploits plant a bull's-eye on Windows Server" InfoWorld 9:32 AM
  • "Microsoft: Previous Windows patches fixed newly leaked NSA exploits" PCWorld 12:49 PM
  • "Windows Users Urged To Update Computers After Major Nsa Hacking Tool Release" The Independent 9:30 AM
  • "If you download Windows 10 Creators Update, you might want to DELETE Google Chrome" Express UK 9:29 AM
  • "Shadow Brokers Leaks NSA Tools To Hack Windows, But Microsoft Already Patched Most Exploits" Tech Times 9:28 AM
  • "Microsoft updates IFTTT competitor Flow and custom app building tool PowerApps" GeekWire 6:41 PM
  • "Microsoft Starts Testing the Next Xbox One Feature Update" Thurrott 8:25 PM
  • "Microsoft reveals the specs of the world's most powerful gaming console ever made" Luxury Launches 9:26 AM
  • "Rambus, Microsoft expand work on cryogenic memory" Seeking Alpha 4:54 PM
  • "How Anaconda's data science platform will help IBM speed up enterprise machine learning adoption" TechRepublic 1:08 PM
  • "HP May Be Developing A Laptop That Runs Android Remix OS" Digital Trends 9:14 AM
  • "HP IonTouch is a rewritable, inkless printing system" SlashGear 9:14 AM
  • "Intel cancels IDF in San Francisco, saying it's not a good match for the company: Company says that the separate events are a better fit for its current product range." Ars Technica 5:53 PM
  • "Intel mercy kills IDF/Opinion: When you decide not to talk anymore......" SemiAccurate 6:18 PM
  • "At Intel, A Retirement Perk That Can Kick Off A New Career As A Paid Fellow: ListenĀ· 3:43" NPR 9:11 AM
  • "Intel 300 series chipsets to integrate USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Gigabit WIFI" Guru3D 9:11 AM
  • "AMD Might Have Hinted At Halo 3's Arrival For The PC" UberGizmo 9:09 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 580 Benchmarks, How Well Does It Overclock When Liquid Cooled?" SegmentNext 9:08 AM
  • "Oracle gets to Wercker, dines on container biz" The Register 1:42 PM
  • "Cisco makes case for DSRC but recognizes need to 'future-proof' regs" FierceWireless 9:04 AM
  • "Cisco's white box software should extend into the cloud" RCR Wireless News 9:04 AM
  • "Cisco connect UAE 2017 will shed light on how businesses can thrive in the digital era" Al Bawaba 9:04 AM
  • "3 Reasons Why Cisco Is A Better Dividend Growth Stock Than Intel" Seeking Alpha 9:03 AM
  • "M1: New spectrum laying the grid for 5G services" ZDNet 9:13 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stock market ends 3-session slide as bank shares rally: Traders reposition risk after no new North Korea nuke test" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "Wall Street Ends Its Losing Streak As Corporate Earnings Take Focus" TheStreet 4:05 PM
  • "Wall Street Rallies in Low Volume Led by Banks, Tech" Reuters 4:04 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb as Earnings Season Ramps Up: U.S. stocks rose Monday, bouncing back after last week's declines." [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
  • "Asia stocks fall on China regulatory crackdown, North Korea tensions: Stock markets across Asia ended mostly lower on Monday, as China's securities regulator urged tighter supervision of listed companies, while geopolitical tensions in Korea continued to discourage buying." MarketWatch 7:17 AM

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