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Weekend Highlights: To thwart Qualcomm's looming iPhone sales ban in China, Apple to push software updates; another effort underway to bypass ban is to boost production with exempt Pegatron; finally, Judge Lucy Koh tells Qualcomm they cannot introduce new evidence in ongoing legal spat with Apple/Intel; Brave follows Microsoft's Edge browser's move to Chromium; Apple's adding of Austin campus (and others) "reflects shifting strategy and changing identity" argues Wall Street Journal, and Dan Moren attempts to make sense of what it means about Apple's product plans; would you quit your smartphone for an entire year—for $100,000?; 6.8 million Facebook users data potentially exposed by fewfound bug; Ming-Chi Kuo slashes 2019 iPhone sales estimates by 20%; ArchDaily reviews iPad Pro from an architect perspective, and Digital Trends writer takes iPad Pro on vacation.

  • "Revealed: Apple documents offer first look at the tech giant's self-driving-car technology"  Business Insider 4:13 PM
  • "Internal documents reveal first look at Apple's self-driving car platform" AppleInsider 4:14 PM
  • "Full copy of Apple's self-driving car permit revealed" AppleInsider 8:07 PM
  • "Apple self-driving car testing plan gives clues to tech program" Reuters 9:18 PM
  • "Apple Hires Top Google Satellite Executives for New Hardware Team: Apple said to have held talks about investing in Boeing satellite broadband project"  Bloomberg 1:37 PM
  • "Apple hires Google execs John Fenwick, Michael Trela to run secret hardware team" Business Insider 1:42 PM
  • "Data suggests tens of millions of iPhone users ready to fuel 2017 'supercycle'"  AppleInsider 7:10 AM
  • "Apple Could Ship a Record 250 Million iPhones in 2018: Analyst" Investopedia 7:22 AM
  • "IPhones Go the Way of the Selectric"  Bloomberg 7:21 AM
  • "How making its iWork and iLife apps free could hurt Apple and its users: There's no free lunch, even in the App Store."  Macworld 7:09 AM
  • "Apple's Mac Pro gets crushed on features by new HP Zbook laptops: The Zbook mobile workstations outclass the aging Mac Pro on many features"  PCWorld 7:03 AM
  • "Apple notifying WWDC 2017 scholarship applicants of award status" 9to5Mac 1:40 PM
  • "For the Most Private Browsing Experience, Think Epic Browser" The Mac Observer 7:52 PM
  • "macOS: Automatically Format Reminders With Date And Time" The Mac Observer 7:55 PM
  • "Review: Final Draft 10, the Mac app that aims to make light work of screenplay writing" 9to5Mac 1:39 PM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: What to do when iTunes goes wild" Macworld 7:09 AM
  • "How to Enable Private Browsing Mode in Safari on Your Mac" MacTrast 8:21 AM
  • "Join Movie Clips Together with QuickTime Player for Mac" OS X Daily 1:42 PM
  • "Exporting To RTF From Pages" MacMost 1:18 PM
  • "How to Create an Alias Email Address in iCloud" Apple Must 10:15 AM
  • "macOS 10.13 — Everything you need to know!" iMore 8:18 AM
Press Releases
  • "Don't get flummoxed with web design problems, get Fluxed instead" Apple World Today 8:07 AM
  • "BatchOutput for Microsoft Word Adds New Options To Manage Duplicate PDFs" prMac 7:10 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple celebrates Earth Day with new initiatives and stories of innovation: " Apple 7:24 AM
  • "Apple's new Danish data center will supply heat to nearby homes, fertilizer to farmers" 9to5Mac 1:39 PM
  • "Apple's upcoming Danish data center will help warm area homes" AppleInsider 1:39 PM
  • "The Guardian pulls out of Facebook's Instant Articles and Apple News"  Digiday 1:40 PM
  • "A messaging startup used by White House staff is getting sued for allegedly not being as secure as it promises: The suit says Confide has some holes that make it possible to screenshot 'secure' messages." Recode 6:54 AM
  • "iMessage add-on service used by White House staff sued for failing to prevent screenshots/photos" 9to5Mac 6:54 AM
  • "Apple Injury Reports Hint a Augmented Reality Glasses" The Mac Observer 10:16 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook highlights kid-themed iPhone billboard campaign in Turkey" AppleInsider 8:42 AM
  • "The one thing Steve Jobs and Bill Gates agreed on" Cult of Mac 8:16 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Rumors fly that Canon might buy Apple" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon to open three new fulfillment centers in New Jersey, creating 2,500 full-time jobs" Neowin 9:01 PM
  • "Russian man gets longest-ever US hacking sentence, 27 years in prison: Roman Seleznev bankrupted businesses, did $170 million in damage." Ars Technica 8:07 PM
  • "Canada strengthens net neutrality with zero-rating crackdown" Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "Snap reportedly buys geofilter patent that could protect it against Facebook" The Verge 7:19 AM
  • "Bose accused of tracking and sharing users' personal information without their knowledge." ABC News video 7:04 AM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 116 | tvOS 11 rumors, iPad multi-user, Apple Watch NikeLab, and Earth Day challenges" 9to5Mac 1:39 PM
  • "Apple's Unplanned Augmented Reality Leak -TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-21" The Mac Observer 1:18 PM
  • "What happened when the Apple I team got together?" Computerworld 11:25 AM
  • "Video: Friday Chat – Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8" Tech.pinions 8:56 AM
  • "We deconstruct the new iPhone 8 leaks, this week on The CultCast" Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Mac Pro, Thunderbolt GPUs & more" AppleInsider 8:15 AM
  • "Episode #49 – Common Misconceptions About iTunes" The Next Track 7:26 AM
  • "What's the best fitness smartwatch? It's not the Apple Watch.: Wearables expert D.C. Rainmaker offers his picks on the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask." Recode 7:26 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Shell Render Features Vertical Dual-Lens Camera, iPhone 5-Style Body" MacRumors 1:40 PM
  • "Taking it too far: renders of iPhone 8 chassis based on leaks" Pocketnow 8:22 PM
  • "iPhone ASP predicted to rise to $753 in 2018, as Apple readies premium-priced iPhone 8 for the fall" 9to5Mac 6:55 AM
  • "Apple safety reports hint at augmented reality glasses, sort of: The incidents indicate that Apple is testing eye-adjacent devices." Macworld 1:42 PM
  • "How to check the warranty status of your devices with the Apple Support app" iDownload Blog 7:26 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:50 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:50 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:50 AM

  • "iPhone 7 Plus VS Galaxy S8, LG G6, Pixel, OnePlus 3T" UberGizmo 8:40 PM
  • "Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 7 Camera Shootout: Samsung Has the Edge" Tom's Guide 7:09 AM
  • "Review: Koogeek Smart Socket adapts your existing bulbs to work with HomeKit & Siri voice control" 9to5Mac 7:09 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Vignettes Review: I Need a Moment" MacStories 1:42 PM
  • "Subscribe To An iPhone To-do List App" Mac360 8:10 AM
  • "Workflow for iOS: How to use 3 automation workflows that boost your productivity" TechRepublic 7:22 AM
  • "Why Does Every Car Infotainment System Look So Crappy?" Lifehacker 4:15 PM
  • "3 Reasons Apple May Be Interested In Satellites" Apple Must 4:07 PM
  • "Apple and Others Will Build AIs That Will be Hard to Challenge" The Mac Observer 4:07 PM
  • "Our iPhone addiction has turned us all into cyborgs" iMore 1:42 PM
  • "Everything you need to know about the iPhone 8" Cult of Mac 1:42 PM
  • "The Last Word On The Last Mac Pro" Mac360 8:31 AM
  • "iPhone's blue bubble won't let me stray to the Galaxy S8/Commentary: One of the most important Apple features that keeps me from buying a Samsung Galaxy S8 is blue."  CNET 8:21 AM
  • "I Want The 'Right To Repair' My Mac" NoodleMac 8:20 AM
  • "Apple's Strange Decision To Go To Entirely Recycled, No Primary Mining, Metals"  Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "Can Apple Escape Censorship And Control?" Mac360 8:11 AM
  • "Heart of the machine: Why Galaxy S8 can't go core-to-core with iPhone 7" iMore 8:41 AM
  • "Why I might trade my iPhone for a Galaxy S8/Commentary: Every time a new Samsung Galaxy comes out, I think about making the switch: and this year it's more tempting than ever." CNET 6:55 AM
  • "Apple Runs Up Against State Censorship in China, Again" The Mac Observer 6:50 AM
  • "Machine intelligence is the future of monetization for Facebook" TechCrunch 1:39 PM
  • "Facebook Brain Interface Is The Creepiest Way To Slide Into Your Mental DMs" Forbes 8:56 AM
  • "Review: Samsung Galaxy S8 brings a familiar formula even nearer to perfection [Video] 9to5Google 8:56 AM
  • "First Look: Samsung Galaxy S8" AnandTech 8:18 AM
  • "Ads for voice assistants are here and they're already terrible: Can commercials ruin the Amazon Echo and Google Home?" CNET 8:18 AM
  • "LG G6 vs. Google Pixel XL: Which one's better?" CNET 8:18 AM
  • "As long as it doesn't explode, Samsung's Galaxy S8 is going to be a smash hit" BGR 8:18 AM
  • "Fingerprint, face scan, or password: what's the best way to unlock your Galaxy S8?" The Verge 7:19 AM
  • "Cybersecurity is an incurable disease, it's time we thought of it that way" Gigaom 7:09 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Coming April 22: Gene Steinberg meets Joe Kissell and Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 9:02 PM
  • "Get a Special Apple Watch Badge for Completing an Outdoor Workout on Earth Day" The Mac Observer 7:57 PM
  • "The best HomeKit-enabled products that save energy for Earth Day" 9to5Mac 1:39 PM
  • "Sleep Cycle for iOS gains new snore detection feature" 9to5Mac 1:39 PM
  • "Google updates PhotoScan so you can take glare-free pics in one tap" The Next Web 8:15 AM
  • "Finally: Offline podcasts are available on Apple Watch, thanks to Overcast" iMore 1:42 PM
  • "Overcast app now lets you send podcasts to Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Overcast just fixed the Apple Watch's missing podcast support" The Verge 7:19 AM
  • "Neonway releases Chords Compass 1.0 - Chords For 7 Instruments" prMac 1:38 PM
  • "Oilist is now available on the App Store" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "iCarMode 4.0 Car Dashboard App For iOS Integrates With Vinli Device" MacPrices 11:25 AM
  • "Neonway releases Chords Compass 1.0 - Chords For 7 Instruments" prMac 1:38 PM
  • "iCarMode 4.0 integrates with Vinli device" prMac 7:09 AM
  • "Gaming Chef LTD releases Droid Crosser for iOS/Android - New Mobile Game" prMac 7:09 AM
  • "Monster Camp 1.0 launched for iOS/Android - Innovative Puzzle Match Game" prMac 7:09 AM
Computer Industry
  • "We sat down with Microsoft's CEO to discuss the past, present and future of the company" Business Insider 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft has a plan to beat Chromebooks at their own game" Engadget 12:44 PM
  • "Leaked document shows Microsoft is about to take on Chromebooks" The Verge 11:58 AM
  • "Microsoft may be about to take on Google Chromebooks, reports say" FOXNews 11:50 AM
  • "Microsoft's Competitive Chromebook In Education Threat Leaks, Windows 10 ARM Laptops Arrive Q4" HotHardware 7:54 PM
  • "The New Windows 10 Release Schedule is a Win For Us All (Premium)" Thurrott 11:55 AM
  • "Microsoft To Release Feature Updates To Windows 10 And Office Twice A Year" Tech Times 11:53 AM
  • "Microsoft commits to biannual Windows feature updates" bit-tech 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft to Release Two Major Windows 10 Updates Every Year" Softpedia 9:16 AM
  • "Microsoft, AWS and Google may have just started the next cloud computing price war" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "Microsoft launches 'IoT-as-a-service' offering for enterprises" ZDNet 9:16 AM
  • "IBM: It Will Restart All Over Again With The Small Things" Seeking Alpha 9:10 AM
  • "HP Brings VR to its Workstations in G4 ZBook Lineup" LAPTOP Magazine 9:07 AM
  • "HP unveils four new laptops designed for those who need power on the go" Neowin 9:06 AM
  • "HP wins PC beauty parade to become RM Recommends partner" CRN UK 9:06 AM
  • "HP's new Zbook laptops crushes Apple's ancient Mac Pro on features" PCWorld 8:10 AM
  • "HP announces four new ZBook mobile workstations" Windows Central 9:05 AM
  • "Dell showcases UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitor with HDR10 display" Hexus 9:04 AM
  • "Dell's New 4K UltraSharp UP2718Q Supports the HDR10 Standard" VR Zone 9:03 AM
  • "Dell's first HDR display is aimed squarely at video editors" Engadget 4:14 PM
  • "Dell flips its lid to create the XPS 13 2-in-1 [Review] BetaNews 8:21 AM
  • "Dell UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitors (UP2718Q)" Guru3D 9:03 AM
  • "Intel launches a slightly faster Core M3 Kaby Lake CPU (and a new 4.5 watt Core i5 chip too)" Liliputing 9:01 AM
  • "Intel Core X series processor family and X299 chipset Announced at Computex May 30th" Guru3D 9:01 AM
  • "OpenStack cloud deployments up, as Intel scales back" Tech Central 9:01 AM
  • "Intel could launch Coffee Lake processors as early as August" PC Retail 9:00 AM
  • "Intel To Unwrap Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Planned Due To AMD Ryzen" Tech Times 8:59 AM
  • "The AMD Effect might be back—and that's a good thing" Network World 8:58 AM
  • "Recode Daily: Facebook seeks a fake-news czar and Oracle buys an $850 million Moat" Recode 8:56 AM
  • "Oracle shells out a Moat load of cash for online ad auditor" Telecoms 8:55 AM
  • "Amazon wrestles Oracle in handbags at dawn duel" Channel Eye 8:54 AM
  • "Docker Store getting Oracle's databases, middleware and dev tools" ITProPortal 8:53 AM
  • "NRG completes California solar farm for tech king Cisco" PV Tech 8:47 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Q2 Earnings Projections: One Man's Attempt At The Improbable" Seeking Alpha 7:22 AM
  • "Apple Stock Predictions 2020: Apple Inc. Will Be Worth $1.0 Trillion" Profit Confidential 6:50 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market closes lower, but trims losses as Trump pledges tax-cut plan next week: Main equity benchmarks see weekly gains" MarketWatch 4:12 PM
  • "Wall Street Ends Lower as Crude Slumps, French Election Looms" TheStreet 4:12 PM
  • "Investors See Opportunity in Europe as Doubts Grow Over U.S. Growth, Fiscal Policy" FOXBusiness 1:22 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Show Gain for Week, Helped by Earnings Reports: Dow edges lower Friday, weighed down by energy sector as oil prices extend losses" [Paid Membership Required] 4:11 PM
  • "Led by Nikkei, Asian markets build on overnight gains: Stock markets across Asia were higher early Friday, catching an updraft from overnight gains in the U.S. as investors positioned themselves ahead of the start of the French presidential election." MarketWatch 7:41 AM
  • "French stocks end lower after Paris attack fuels election uncertainty: French stocks closed lower Friday after a suspected terror attack in Paris just ahead of the country's presidential election vote, helping to leave the regional equity benchmark with a loss for the week." MarketWatch 12:01 PM

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