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Tuesday Highlights: Netflix looks to bypass iTunes billing for subscribers, currently testing in 33 countries, avoiding Apple's commissions; new Mac mini, MacBook Air said to launch in October, with pro-user focus, something Ben Lovejoy thinks is a mistake arguing for Apple to keep a low-cost Mac mini; Apple could see hit in Japan as country seeks to cut wireless fees, end bundling of smartphones; to boost sales, Apple expanding retail presence in India looking to open "flagship outlets in key locations"; Apple TV next landing spot for mega-hit game Fortnite?; citizen's arrest on thieves in California Apple Store; 22 US states seek court ruling to reinstate Net Neutrality; Macworld reviews external GPU Blackmagic; as Tesla toils, calls for Apple to sweep in and acquire rise.

  • "Apple is in talks to launch its own Venmo: Could the money-transfer service be called Apple Cash, perhaps?"  Recode 10:06 AM
  • "Report: Apple in talks to extend Apple Pay with person-to-person payments, offer its own prepaid debit cards" 9to5Mac 10:57 AM
  • "Apple still working on P2P payment transfer service to compete with Venmo" AppleInsider 10:58 AM
  • "Apple is working on its own Visa pre-paid debit cards — and bank executives hate it" Business Insider 11:00 AM
  • "Apple Music Goes Hollywood: Inside Jimmy Iovine's Video Plans/The company wants to turn its music app into a one-stop shop for pop culture."  BloombergBusinessweek 7:08 AM
  • "Apple Music's Original TV Plans Now Include Potential Shows and Videos From J.J. Abrams and R. Kelly" MacRumors 10:06 AM
  • "What to expect from Apple's Q2 2017 earnings call on May 2: It's almost time to hear from Tim Cook and Co. about iPhone sales, the Apple Watch, and what's up with China."  Macworld 7:02 AM
  • "Largely unchanged design of iPhone 7 hurt sales, suggests CIRP data" 9to5Mac 7:23 AM
  • "Apple celebrates store opening at Dubai Mall" Apple 5:05 PM
  • "Apple shares photos, video from Dubai store opening"  AppleInsider 7:44 PM
  • "Apple shares images & video from grand opening of its stunning new Dubai Mall retail storeĀ [Gallery] 9to5Mac 8:07 PM
  • "HyperDither: Useful Free App for Producing Dithered Images on the Mac" eXtensions 6:43 AM
  • "Creating Transparent Images With Keynote" MacMost 10:02 AM
  • "A Few Words On The Email App I Use" McSolo 8:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "DEVONtechnologies celebrates 15th anniversary with huge discounts" DEVONtechnologies 6:43 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Puff Daddy's 'Can't Stop Won't Stop' Documentary Coming Exclusively to Apple Music" Billboard 10:23 AM
  • "iPhone lawyers literally compare Apples with Pears in trademark war: In the never-ending effort by Apple to think higher of itself, the computer giant has opposed a trademark featuring the silhouette of a pear." The Register 6:53 AM
  • "Worldwide Smartphone Market Gains Steam in the First Quarter of 2017 with Shipments up 4.3%, According to IDC" ["Apple remained essentially flat with shipments reaching 51.6 million units in the first quarter, up slightly from the 51.2 million shipped last year."] IDC 10:58 AM
  • "IDC: Apple's iPhone sales remained flat in Q1 following RED iPhone 7 and SE launch" 9to5Mac 10:23 AM
  • "Huawei Continues to Catch Apple, But Still Fighting to Gain Popularity in United States" MacRumors 10:58 AM
  • "comScore Ranks the Top U.S. Smartphone Apps for March 2017" PRNewswire 7:15 AM
  • "The Apple Store Wants to be Your Favorite Place to Hangout" MacTrast 8:06 AM
  • "Why Thieves Who Stole $24,000 of Gear From an Apple Store Might Be Disappointed" Fortune 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Watch helps college student after rollover crash" WMAR Baltimore 1:44 PM
  • "Apple Watch SOS calls 911 after college student's car crash" 9to5Mac 1:44 PM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs and Kamala Harris are coming to Code: Tech meets philanthropy and politics." Recode 7:03 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Psytar's clone Macs go rogue" Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Trump to meet with Foxconn chairman Terry Gou, report says" AppleInsider 7:44 PM
  • "The FCC's plan to kill net neutrality is here and it's a vague, open-ended mess" The Verge 4:04 PM
  • "The FCC is asking whether the agency needs net neutrality on its rulebooks at all" Recode 2:59 PM
  • "FCC asks whether to 'keep, modify, or eliminate' net neutrality rules" IDG News Service 2:59 PM
  • "Kill net neutrality and you'll kill us, say 800 US startups" The Verge 7:13 AM
  • "Meet the Brilliant Young Hackers Who'll Soon Shape the World" Wired 7:04 AM
  • "Google engineer shows the spectacular extremes of nighttime mobile photography" The Verge 7:13 AM
  • "Google built an app that takes perfect nighttime photos — but you can't use it" Business Insider 7:04 AM
  • "These beautiful night images were taken with a regular smartphone" Mashable 7:04 AM
  • "Apple Wireless Charging and Mixing Hollywood into Apple Music -TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-27" The Mac Observer 1:41 PM
  • "Lexus SUV Being Used for Apple's Self-Driving Software Test Spotted on the Road" MacRumors 7:06 PM
  • "Apple's self-driving testbed spotted in Silicon Valley" AppleInsider 7:44 PM
  • "Photos Of Apple's Self-Driving Test Vehicle Surfaces" UberGizmo 9:12 PM
  • "New leak shuts down the worst iPhone 8 rumor and hints at wireless charging" BGR 7:05 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Leak Puts One of Our Biggest Fears to Rest" Tom's Guide 8:11 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple to improve battery life in next-gen iPhone via 2-cell design, transition to OLED display" O'Grady's PowerPage 8:06 AM
  • "More detailed alleged iPhone 8 schematic surfaces, suggests wireless charging will be based on Qi tech" 9to5Mac 4:04 PM
  • "Upgrading the GPU in your old Mac Pro! Is it worth it?"  iMore 7:10 AM
  • "Apple 'finalizing' design of Amazon Echo rival based on Siri" AppleInsider 10:06 AM
  • "Apple rumored to be finalizing design of Siri-based Amazon Echo competitor" Apple World Today 10:10 AM
  • "Apple's shotgun update to Mac Pro trademark adds reference to augmented reality" AppleInsider 11:13 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 10.3.2 to Developers" MacRumors 1:43 PM
  • "Apple makes fifth iOS 10.3.2 beta available for developer testing" AppleInsider 1:43 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple investigating wireless charging via Wi-Fi routers, other communications equipment"  AppleInsider 7:04 AM
  • "Apple's Fifth Wireless Charging Patent for 2017 Comes to Light Focused on Wireless Patch Antennas" Patently Apple 7:09 AM
  • "iPhones That Charge Over Wi-Fi? Apple Is Working On It" Tom's Guide 8:09 AM
  • "Apple's Work on a Virtual 3D UI for a Future Headset Focuses on the Position of a User's Eyes" Patently Apple 10:58 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:05 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:05 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:05 AM

  • "Dell XPS 15 vs. MacBook Pro 15: Fight! We pit Apple's redesigned MacBook Pro 15 against Dell's upgraded XPS 15 to see which of these quad-core workhorses is the best. The answer may not surprise you." PCWorld 7:04 AM
  • "Logitech K780 Review: From Windows, to iOS, to MacOS, to Android, and back, with Logitech's multi-device keyboard" Digital Trends 4:04 PM
  • "Review: Advanced Evo X & M4" iLounge 4:04 PM
  • "Hitcase Pro 2.0 review: Rugged iPhone case lets you leave your GoPro at home" Cult of Mac 1:51 PM
  • "Review: mophie's wireless charging battery comes to OtterBox's uniVERSE Case System" 9to5Mac 10:06 AM
  • "The DODOCase Leather CardCase for iPhone Offers Personalized Protection" AppAdvice 4:04 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iPad Diaries: DEVONthink's New Advanced Automation" MacStories 10:10 AM
  • "Olli by Tinrocket: Hand-drawn Still and Moving Image-styled Output from the Developer of Waterlogue" eXtensions 6:44 AM
  • "'Star Cat Adventure' Review - Galactic Psychedelic Kitten" Touch Arcade 10:58 AM
  • "How to use Apple Pay to fill up your gas tank" iMore 6:29 PM
  • "How to switch from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy S8: Switching from Apple's iPhone to Android's Galaxy S8? As long as you cut the iMessage cord, the process of switching over is easier than you think. Here's how to make the transfer yourself and avoid waiting in a store." CIO 8:12 AM
  • "How to Stop Your iPhone Pulsing When you Plug in the Power Cable" Apple Must 1:41 PM
  • "How to plug in your iPhone without it chiming or buzzing" CNET 7:35 AM
  • "Apple is Converting Mac Pro From a Fad to a Monster Graphics Platform" The Mac Observer 5:40 PM
  • "Crazy MacBook Pro concept replaces keyboard with a yuuuuuuge touchpad" Cult of Mac 1:43 PM
  • "Would You Buy A New MacBook That Looked Like This?" Apple Must 1:41 PM
  • "Eight reasons I'm tempted to switch back to Android" iMore 11:19 AM
  • "Opinion: We may now be just two or three years away from an iPhone replacing a DSLR" 9to5Mac 10:09 AM
  • "Apple's Plan For Apple Music: Become MTV!!" Apple Must 10:02 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Specs: Everything We Know So Far from Rumors" iPhone Hacks 10:01 AM
  • "The Audience In The Apple Store" PixoBebo 9:08 AM
  • "Android users are losing interest in iPhones, survey claims" Computerworld 8:58 AM
  • "Dreaming of persistent, ambient authentication... for iPhone 11" iMore 8:12 AM
  • "Cassandra: Trickle-down Education -Student Presentations, iOS Devices and the Apple Watch" eXtensions 7:56 AM
  • "A Samsung App That Apple's iPhone Needs" Mac360 7:56 AM
  • "Affiliate fees are tough all over" Dr. Drang 7:10 AM
  • "Problem-o-matic: iPhone 8 problems keep coming" Macworld 7:02 AM
  • "Avoid Tech Companies That Harvest Data" Mac360 9:08 AM
  • "Fake News Is Just the Start of the Web's Attack on Reality: When you can create 'real' voices as easily as Photoshopping images, we're all in trouble." PC Magazine 7:23 AM
  • "How Augmented Reality will Sneak Up On You" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:10 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Doo Adds Task Collaboration, Checklists in Version 2.0" MacStories 4:05 PM
  • "OtterBox Teams with Mophie to Bring Wireless Charging to its Universe Case System" AppAdvice 2:59 PM
  • "New Apple Watch NikeLab Now Available for Purchase" MacRumors 1:45 PM
  • "Apple Increases App Store Pricing in Mexico, Denmark, and Countries That Use the Euro" MacRumors 1:43 PM
  • "Google now shows links to music and video streaming services in iOS search results" 9to5Mac 1:43 PM
  • "App Camp for Girls is Coming to Chicago" MacStories 11:19 AM
  • "Ex-Microsoft employee builds a Construction Calculator - done right" prMac 10:09 AM
  • "Creaceed announces today (April 27th) Prizmo Go, their new iPhone / iPad app to quickly capture & use printed text with the camera." Creaceed 10:01 AM
  • "B&O launches its most portable Bluetooth speaker: leather, aluminum & tap controls" 9to5Mac 8:06 AM
  • "Teardown Report of Apple's iPhone 7 (A1778) with Full BOM with Cost Benchmarking and Component Analysis - Research and Markets" Business Wire 7:14 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft meets expectations with $23.6B in revenue, Azure revenue up 93%" TechCrunch 4:42 PM
  • "Microsoft's Q3 2017: cloud and Office power growth" The Verge 4:43 PM
  • "Microsoft 3Q17: Cloud, Office, Windows strong, Surface slumps/Phone revenue is basically wiped out." Ars Technica 9:06 PM
  • "Microsoft -1.6% as revenues miss despite Office gains" Seeking Alpha 4:43 PM
  • "Microsoft beats by $0.03, misses on revenue" Seeking Alpha 4:43 PM
  • "Microsoft Q3 FY2017: Strong in cloud and productivity, but Surface revenue falls 26%" Neowin 4:51 PM
  • "Surprise: Microsoft blocks the latest Windows 10 update for some users" BGR 6:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Warns Users Not to Install Its Latest Windows Update, For Now" Gizmodo 6:42 AM
  • "Microsoft: Don't install the Windows 10 Creators' Update yourself/Driver issues mean you could bork your machine" The Inquirer 6:56 AM
  • "The Creators Update servicing schedule brings additional non-security updates each month" Neowin 6:42 AM
  • "Microsoft apologizes for error in number of US foreign intelligence surveillance requests" Neowin 2:03 PM
  • "Microsoft wasn't hammered by surveillance requests in 2016: Ooops?" Engadget 6:37 AM
  • "Microsoft took so long to fix a Word flaw that someone blew the bloody doors off it: You couldn't (be bothered to) make this sort of stuff up" The Inquirer 1:19 PM
  • "How HP reclaimed the title of world's top PC maker from Lenovo: HP cut unprofitable products, trimmed its offerings, sharpened its PC designs, and is again the world's top PC maker" InfoWorld 6:59 AM
  • "Dell EMC's single-finger stable is a money-spinner for channels: Anil Sethi" ChannelWorld 6:58 AM
  • "AMD releases Ryzen power plan with chipset driver update" bit-tech 6:59 AM
  • "AMD Updates Ryzen's Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver" ExtremeTech 11:02 AM
  • "Intel projects decline in chip prices, and AMD's Ryzen is one reason: AMD's lower priced Ryzen chips are putting pressure on Intel's premium chips" Computerworld New Zealand 7:56 PM
  • "Intel reports mixed Q1 results with revenue falling short" ZDNet 3:51 PM
  • "Intel beats by $0.01, misses on revenue" Seeking Alpha 4:54 PM
  • "Range extended with Intel based single board computers: BVM has added three Intel based devices from Jetway to its single board computer portfolio." new electronics 7:00 AM
  • "Intel Releases C0 Stepping Atom C2000 Processors To Fix Problems" Guru3D 7:00 AM
  • "Intel Releases Model Numbers Xeon Gold and Platinum-processors)" Guru3D 7:00 AM
  • "Intel redesigns flawed Atom CPUs to stave off premature chip death: Faulty LPC clock bus timed out" The Register 7:00 AM
  • "Cisco Jasper moves IoT and EMM closer with mobility management platform release" EnterpriseAppsTech 6:59 AM
  • "Oracle Irish unit slides to €10m loss as cost rises bite" Irish Independent 7:29 AM
  • "Western Digital launches 'world's biggest' 12TB helium hard drive: Ultrastar He12 is 50 per cent bigger than the largest capacity air-drive in the same class" The Inquirer 9:00 AM
  • "Acer announces a new range of Windows 10 gaming laptops and monitors" Neowin 2:10 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Early Q2 iPhone estimates hint Apple's sales up slightly over 2016" AppleInsider 1:44 PM
  • "Will Apple Increase Its Dividend Next Week? The next chapter of Apple's evolution into an income-investing power should take center stage next week." The Motley Fool 7:09 AM
Industry News
  • "PayPal Propels Nasdaq to New Record; Dow and S&P 500 Post Small Gains" TheStreet 5:41 PM
  • "Nudge higher for US stocks enough to push Nasdaq to a record" FOXBusiness 5:42 PM
  • "Market Close Report: Historical high reached as NASDAQ Composite Index closes at 6,048.94." Nasdaq 5:43 PM
  • "Wall Street to Millennials: Don't fear the stock market" USA Today 12:04 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Up, Buoyed by Tech Sector: Many investors say future stock gains are likely to be driven by earnings, not policy bets" [Paid Membership Required] 5:43 PM
  • "Nikkei pares losses as BOJ takes an upbeat tone" MarketWatch 7:07 AM
  • "European stocks snap winning streak, with ECB on deck" MarketWatch 7:08 AM

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