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Tuesday Highlights: Qualcomm lawyers were able to get Apple to admit they had no other choice for 4G modem components; due to iPhone XR sales issues, Japan Display seeks help from Taiwan and China's Silk Road Fund, report also notes Apple said to go OLED on all iPhones by 2020; and Foxconn looking at India for iPhone assembly; Adam Engst asks if Apple will fill void in speech recognition now that Nuance has left macOS; once again, Fortune crowns Apple #1 most admired company in world for 12th year straight—reports in our General Interest section; lawsuit settled between Apple, Valencell over accusation Apple stole tech for Apple Watch; Apple expands Apple Pay to Target, Taco Bell, Speedway, and more; "Flexgate", the name iFixit assigns to new MacBook Pro "stage light" design flaw; iPhone XS Max and original iPhone X #4 and #10, respectively, in DxOMark's selfie camera scores.

  • "Key iPhone Source Code Gets Posted Online in 'Biggest Leak in History': Source code for iBoot, one of the most critical iOS programs, was anonymously posted on GitHub."  Motherboard 8:40 AM
  • "Apple: The leaked iPhone source code is outdated/The company takes down crucial iPhone source code for iOS 9 posted on Github, but the code was up long enough to cause security concerns." CNET 12:39 PM
  • "Apple addresses iOS source code leak, says it appears to be tied to three-year-old software" TechCrunch 12:39 PM
  • "Crucial iPhone source code posted in unprecedented leak: Apple took it down via a DMCA, but the iBoot code is now in the wild."  Engadget 8:39 AM
  • "iOS source code leak could be the worst Apple's ever had to deal with: This could be worse than an iPhone XI spy shot." Macworld 8:56 AM
  • "Apple Facing Security Nightmare as iOS 9 Source Code Leaks: The iBoot source code, which handles loading and verifying iOS, was uploaded to GitHub for all to see." PC Magazine 9:00 AM
  • "Apple's top-secret iBoot firmware source code spills onto GitHub for some insane reason: If you want a crash course in learning Arm code, now's your – hm, maybe not" The Register 6:56 AM
  • "Apple files DMCA takedown after iBoot source code hits GitHub" Mashable 12:32 PM
  • "Siri: What Apple needs to do to improve its voice-activated digital assistant"  Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "Judge Koh sets aside sanctions order against Apple in FTC v. Qualcomm antitrust case" Foss Patents 9:04 AM
  • "Qualcomm seeking leverage over Apple, hoping to win German patent injunction by August or September" Foss Patents 11:07 AM
  • "Apple Seeds New Version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 Beta 2 to Developers and Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 6:32 PM
  • "In security push, Chrome will soon mark every HTTP page as 'non-secure'" ZDNet 12:31 PM
  • "What you can and can't restore through an iOS backup in iTunes" Macworld 8:41 AM
  • "How to rebuild Spotlight index on your Mac" iDownload Blog 1:08 PM
  • "How to Fix iCloud Contacts Syncing With the Nuclear Option" The Mac Observer 1:06 PM
  • "Using Mac Stickies" MacMost 9:46 AM
  • "Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro is useful — when it works" Apple World Today 8:20 AM
Press Releases
  • "Boris FX Ships New Mocha VR with Stereo 360 Support for Adobe Immersive" prMac 8:00 PM
  • "French Mac Developer Releases New '' for the AEC Industry" Architosh 1:06 PM
  • "Sid Meier's Civilization® VI: Rise and Fall Available Now" Business Wire 11:14 AM
  • "DEVONagent 3.10 searches Google Scholar for case law, adds DuckDuckGo Bang support" DEVONtechnologies 8:23 AM
  • "Gro CRM Launches Apple TV 2.0 Update for Mac CRM Small Business Platform" prMac 8:21 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Private texts show FBI agents thought Tim Cook was a 'hypocrite' in the San Bernardino iPhone encryption fight"  Business Insider 8:55 PM
  • "'Little America' Immigrant Anthology Series In Works At Apple From 'The Big Sick' Writers, Lee Eisenberg & Alan Yang" Deadline 12:37 PM
  • "Apple partners with NBC on a new Winter Olympics section in Apple News" TechCrunch 8:41 AM
  • "Media watchdog urges journalists in China to close or move Apple iCloud accounts this month" Hong Kong Free Press 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Watches Are Growing in the Declining Wearable Market" Market Realist 3:36 PM
  • "Apple appears to be blocking developers from using its emoji in their apps: WhatsApp and Slack have changed their emoji already" The Verge 6:32 PM
  • "Apple AirPod began smoking in ear, blew apart, says man/Commentary: A Florida man says his AirPods malfunctioned at the gym." CNET 8:55 PM
  • "Friends discover they can BOTH unlock the same iPhone X using Face ID, beating Apple's million-to-one odds" Mirror Online UK 8:42 AM
  • "157 new emoji coming to iOS, Android" CNNMoney 8:42 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Essential Phone picks up another camera update, this time with major HDR improvements" 9to5Google 8:58 PM
  • "Tech Giants Creating Their Own Labels To Conquer China's Digital Music Market" Forbes 8:54 PM
  • "Xiaomi vows to regain Chinese smartphone sales crown in 10 quarters" ZDNet 6:32 PM
  • "Google could be working on a new gaming console: Reports state it's a subscription-based gaming streaming service" V3 9:04 AM
  • "Internet pioneer John Perry Barlow dies, aged 70" BBC 8:50 AM
  • "This phishing trick steals your email and then fools your friends into downloading malware" ZDNet 8:46 AM
  • "T-Mobile: Q4 strong, but can Un-carrier mojo last forever?" ZDNet 8:46 AM
  • "Apple's Complicated Product Mix, Remembering John Perry Barlow -TMO Daily Observations 2018-02-08" The Mac Observer 12:32 PM
  • "024: HomePod arrives in Australia, Apple News covers Olympics, iBoot leak Daily" 9to5Mac 6:32 PM
  • "159: HomePod review roundup, iPhone battery health and watchOS 4.3 changes Happy Hour" 9to5Mac 12:27 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report Podcast: Talking HomePod with Rene Ritchie" The Loop 11:11 AM
  • "Paging all Microsoft System Centre users: your treadmill is here" The Register 8:55 PM
  • "Apple diversifying supply of Face ID camera providers for 2018 iPhone line" AppleInsider 8:38 AM
  • "Touch ID Dead? Face ID Coming to Three iPhones in 2018" Tom's Guide 8:39 AM
  • "First HomePod Orders Start Arriving to Customers in Australia" MacRumors 5:07 PM
  • "Apple HomePod shipping estimates slip in US after first reviews go live" AppleInsider 8:21 AM
  • "Sketchy rumor claims AirPower & AirPods wireless charging case coming in March" iDownload Blog 9:08 AM
  • "Apple applies for yet another head-mounted AR display patent" Apple World Today 8:23 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:01 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:01 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:01 AM

  • "$14,000 iMac PRO! Is it Worth the Money?" ISO 1200 9:45 AM
  • "Review: Plugable's New 480GB Thunderbolt 3 SSD Offers Super Fast Transfer Speeds" MacRumors 3:36 PM
  • "Review: Yohann, an expensive but undeniably beautiful & practical iPad stand" 9to5Mac 8:41 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'Dig Dog - Treasure Hunter' Review - A Brutal Expedition" Touch Arcade 12:52 PM
  • "How to check your Apple AirPods' battery life on Android" 9to5Google 8:00 PM
  • "HomePod User Guide: Everything you need to know" Apple 5:07 PM
  • "Where to Place Your Router for the Best Wi-Fi Signal" LAPTOP Magazine 2:53 PM
  • "How to Set up HomePod and Start Listening to Music" The Mac Observer 2:51 PM
  • "How to set up your new Apple HomePod" Apple Must 1:55 PM
  • "How To Turn Off iPhone Throttling On iOS 11.3" AddictiveTips 11:42 AM
  • "How to turn off and customize 'Hey Siri' on HomePod" iMore 9:45 AM
  • "How to turn on accessibility features for HomePod" iMore 9:08 AM
  • "Here's how to tell if your iPhone is being slowed down and needs a new battery" ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "How to send text messages with Siri on your iPhone or iPad" Apple World Today 8:20 AM
  • "How to Identify if iPhone is Refurbished, Replacement, Personalized, or New" iPhone Hacks 6:51 AM
  • "How to Select Multiple Photos Quickly on iPhone and iPad with a Drag & Select Gesture" OS X Daily 12:31 PM
  • "Apple Music Streams On HomePod Doesn't Count Against Any Device Limits" Redmond Pie 11:39 AM
  • "Cassandra: Out of Town -Camera and Computer Preparations" eXtensions 6:49 AM
  • "Is Apple's Answer To Alexa Worth $350?" CBS 8:58 PM
  • "On the Possibilities of an iPhone SE 2" 512 Pixels 5:08 PM
  • "Siri on HomePod is a master at trolling" Mashable 3:36 PM
  • "Bryan Fuller Leaving Amazing Stories Could be a Red Flag for Apple Music" The Mac Observer 2:52 PM
  • "Critical iPhone Source Code Leak Could Be A Security Disaster" Forbes 1:59 PM
  • "Must-have apps if you use iOS and Windows 10" iMore 11:42 AM
  • "The Problem of Many Siris" MacStories 11:40 AM
  • "Top 5 Reasons Not to Buy Apple HomePod Right Now" iPhone Hacks 10:59 AM
  • "Why Apple needs HomePod to be as safe as houses"  Computerworld 9:05 AM
  • "Ben Bajarin: 'We are very near peak iPhone ASP'" Apple 3.0 9:04 AM
  • "Apple Watch is a huge success. I think HomePod will follow a similar path." The Loop 9:01 AM
  • "Which MacBook Should I Buy? (2018)" Wired 8:51 AM
  • "Why Intel Corp. Might Win the Entirety of the 6.1-inch LCD Apple iPhone Modem Orders" The Motley Fool 8:39 AM
  • "Insufficiently good: The bad news about the iPhone X" Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "Learning to Love Comic Sans" Slate 5:07 PM
  • "Prediction #6 — AI comes of age, this time asking the questions, too" I, Cringely 2:53 PM
  • "Attack of the Chromebooks" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:10 AM
  • "Trump's Inside-Out Approach to 5G, Infrastructure" Inside Sources 9:04 AM
  • "One Man's Quest to Make Google's Gadgets Great" Wired 8:51 AM
  • "Why America Needs A Nationalized 5G Network" Wired 8:51 AM
  • "What the Google and Nest reunion means for Amazon" CNET 8:46 AM
  • "It's time for accountability from streaming TV bundles" TechHive 8:20 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Briefing -The Latest Version of the MacVoices Mobile Video Rig" MacVoices 5:01 PM
  • "Apple Joins the Competition of Smart Speaker, but Amazon Remains the Market Leader, Says TrendForce" Business Wire 11:14 AM
  • "Sennheiser made an all-black version of its 3D audio headphones for Apple Stores" The Verge 9:45 AM
  • "'Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition' Out Now on iPhone" Touch Arcade 9:04 AM
  • "'Warhammer Quest 2' DLC Pack 'The Lord of Khorne' Now Available" Touch Arcade 9:04 AM
  • "Upcoming Mobile Game 'Mario Kart Tour' Will Be Free-to-Start" MacRumors 8:47 AM
  • "Here are 11 of the best games that you can only play on iPhones" Business Insider 8:46 AM
  • "Bose reveals new SoundSport Free headphones which look set to rival Apple AirPods" Express UK 8:42 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 S Will Let You Skip Passwords Forever" LAPTOP Magazine 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Looking To Ditch Passwords In Windows 10 S" UberGizmo 8:57 PM
  • "Microsoft is reportedly shifting its Windows strategy as it tries to outmaneuver Apple and Google" Business Insider 8:57 PM
  • "Windows Developer Day will be back on March 7" OnMSFT 9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft will discuss what's coming for developers in the next Windows 10 Update on March 7th" MSPoweruser 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with gaming, privacy, graphics, Eye Control, and Bluetooth improvements" VentureBeat 9:02 AM
  • "Windows 10 RS4 Build 17093 Now Available for Download" Softpedia 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft tests a password-less Windows 10 S" Engadget 12:38 PM
  • "Killing passwords in Windows 10 S is one of 7 big changes in Windows 10 Build 17093" PCWorld 8:04 AM
  • "Former HP workers one small step closer to throwing one giant sueball" The Register 8:52 AM
  • "HP Inc. Rounds Out Its Printer Voice Command Capabilities With Amazon Alexa" Forbes 8:51 AM
  • "HP reveals powerful new laptops including the slimmest workstation in the world" TechRadar UK 8:51 AM
  • "HP brings security and collaboration features to its latest hardware range" IT PRO 8:51 AM
  • "HP's new 4K display lineup has USB-C connectivity" Engadget 8:51 AM
  • "HP Reveals 4k EliteDisplay monitors with USB-C connection up to 43-inch" Guru3D 8:51 AM
  • "Dell EMC Adds Epyc-Based Servers to Portfolio" eWeek 8:49 AM
  • "McLaren confirm Dell sponsorship deal" planetf1 8:49 AM
  • "McLaren and Dell Technologies to unveil new partnership" F1i 8:48 AM
  • "McLaren set to announce new Dell sponsorship deal" Planetf1 8:47 AM
  • "Intel's new 18-core Xeon chip could shake-up self-driving cars and IoT tech" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "Intel Releases Fixed Spectre Patch For Skylake CPUs" Tom's Hardware 8:44 AM
  • "Intel releases Spectre patch for Skylake-powered machines" ITProPortal 8:44 AM
  • "Intel releases new Spectre microcode updates for some affected processors" Help Net Security 8:43 AM
  • "Intel releases stable Spectre patch for Skylake CPUs, updates for other chips coming soon" Liliputing 8:43 AM
  • "Intel pushes out fresh Spectre patch for Skylake machines after initial borkage" The Inquirer 8:43 AM
  • "Spectre reboot problems: Now Intel replaces its buggy fix for Skylake PCs" ZDNet 8:43 AM
  • "Spectre patch: New Intel update released after earlier fix caused random reboots" TechRepublic 8:42 AM
  • "Intel begins releasing fixed Meltdown, Spectre microcode updates" bit-tech 8:42 AM
  • "Intel Releases New Spectre Patch Update for Skylake Processors" The Hacker News 8:41 AM
  • "Intel issues Spectre fix for Skylake CPUs" PC Retail 8:41 AM
  • "Intel Launches Xeon Chips for Edge Computing" ITPro 5:06 PM
  • "Intel adopts Orwellian irony with call for fast Meltdown-Spectre action after slow patch delivery" The Register 8:40 AM
  • "Intel Releases New Spectre Patches for Skylake CPUs" SecurityWeek 8:39 AM
  • "Intel releases new Spectre patch for its Skylake CPUs" Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "Intel releases updated Spectre and Meltdown patches for Skylake systems" BetaNews 8:12 AM
  • "Spectre reboot problems: Now Intel replaces its buggy fix for Skylake PCs" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Raven Ridge Unboxed: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G, Ryzen 3 2200G First Look" Tom's Hardware 8:36 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 1700X review: a great-value, 8-core CPU, giving the pricier 1800X troubles" PCGamesN 8:35 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2400G And Ryzen 2200G (With AMD Vega Graphics) Review Kit Leaked" SegmentNext 8:35 AM
  • "Steam Now Supports AMD TrueAudio Next. Here's Why That Matters" Forbes 8:35 AM
  • "Steam Audio Introduces AMD TrueAudio Next Support" WCCFTech 8:34 AM
  • "Driver AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.1: ora anche WHQL" HW Upgrades 8:34 AM
  • "AMD Athlon 200GE Listing Popped Up In SiSoft Database" SegmentNext 8:33 AM
  • "Gigabyte And MSI Rolling Out BIOS Updates For AM 4 Socket Motherboards To Support AMD Raven Ridge APUs" SegmentNext 8:33 AM
  • "AMD predicts double-digit revenue growth in 2018" ITP Technology 8:32 AM
  • "US Oracle Informs Russian Oil, Gas Companies About Joining Sanctions - Reports" Sputnik 8:30 AM
  • "How to negotiate a Cisco Enterprise Agreement that works for you" Network World 8:28 AM
  • "Cisco Aware of Attacks Exploiting Critical Firewall Flaw" SecurityWeek 8:27 AM
  • "Apple, Cisco team up to help enterprises fight cybercrime" Tech Wire Asia 8:26 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Barclays: Improving battery replacement wait times could cannibalize iPhone sales" 9to5Mac 11:12 AM
  • "Apple supplier IQE shares fall after Muddy Waters report" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:39 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Dow close in correction territory as stocks suffer bloodbath: Twitter's stock soars after quarterly results" MarketWatch 5:25 PM
  • "Dow Dives 1,032 Points as Volatility Spikes, Bond Yields Rise: Stocks traded sharply lower as the Dow plunged again on Thursday, suggesting that investors aren't ready to return to equities following three days of intense volatility and rising bond yields." TheStreet 5:25 PM
  • "Stock index volatility eases, but too late for some" FOXBusiness 12:41 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Plunge Into Correction: Blue-chip index falls more than 1,000 points and is now down more than 10% from its January high" [Paid Membership Required] 5:24 PM
  • "Shanghai index loses yearly gain but other Asian stocks rise modestly: Nikkei climbs; China's trade surplus narrows" MarketWatch 8:56 AM
  • "European stocks slammed by oil plunge, Wall Street weakness: European stocks dropped on Thursday, taking their cues from a selloff on Wall Street as well as a plunge in oil prices that weighed on shares of the region's major energy companies." MarketWatch 11:37 AM

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