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Monday Highlights: iPhone suppliers suffering under weakening iPhone production according to WSJ report, but some claim reports are misleading—coverage in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; Axios sat for interview with Tim Cook on HBO Sunday discussing gender diversity in tech, Apple's search deal with Google—more in our General Interest section; Axios also spent time touring Apple's health lab; Guy Kawasaki, former Apple Evangelist, tells Australian Financial Review Apple mistakenly focused on sleek design of iPhone over battery life; it's official, Facebook can cause depression; TechCrunch got hands-on with foldable display.

  • "Apple Turns Up Audio Ambition With High-End Headphones" ["The latest plans call for headphones targeting the high-end of the market, replicating Apple's approach with the $349 HomePod speaker, released earlier this year. In addition to noise-canceling capabilities, Apple plans to include similar wireless pairing functionality to the AirPods, according to the people familiar with the product's development."]  Bloomberg 6:52 AM
  • "Apple reportedly making premium over-ear, noise-canceling headphones" VentureBeat 8:11 AM
  • "Report: Apple is making its own high-end noise-cancelling headphones" Ars Technica 10:01 AM
  • "A cheaper MacBook Air makes perfect business sense for Apple" ["It makes perfect sense for Apple, since it doesn't currently offer a laptop that costs under $999. That doesn't help it compete with more affordable Windows 10 laptops."]  CNBC 12:05 PM
  • "CBS News finds children mining cobalt for batteries in the Congo" ["Apple said it leads the industry in supply chain standards, and last year cut ties with the largest artisanal cobalt supplier."]  CBS News 7:12 AM
  • "Survey: Why 40% of iPhone owners didn't upgrade" Apple 3.0 7:00 AM
  • "Apple's Irish Tax Billions Said Guarded by Bank of New York" Bloomberg 8:31 AM
  • "Apple releases macOS 10.13.4 beta 4 for developers" 9to5Mac 12:10 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to Developers" MacRumors 12:10 PM
  • "OSX/Coldroot and the RAT Invasion" Intego 10:22 AM
  • "How to free up your Mac's internal storage by moving your iTunes Library to an external drive" AppleInsider 1:04 PM
  • "How to Update Your Mac Faster" Lifehacker 11:05 AM
  • "How Time Machine manages backup archives" Macworld 6:56 AM
  • "If the Mac's standard clock/alarm doesn't fill your needs, check out ClearTime" Apple World Today 7:02 AM
  • "How To Prevent Tracking in the macOS High Sierra Safari Browser" MacTrast 7:53 AM
  • "But there's room for it, and it wins awards. Setapp wins awards, and it's an interesting idea, but is it viable?" Rixstep 1:27 PM
  • "Apple photo software discussion compares Apple Photos with iPhoto, lost photos and cloud issues, and also talks about Apple's Aperture abandonment plus alternatives, such as Capture One, GraphicConverter, DxO Photolab and more." MacInTouch 7:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "Luca Visual FX Releases Dual Glitch Plugin for Final Cut Pro X" 7:00 AM
  • "Late Night Software Launches Script Debugger 7" prMac 10:22 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple likely to be 'all-in or all-out' of self-driving cars within 2 years, analyst argues"  AppleInsider 11:20 AM
  • "Is Apple Finally Preparing to Take On Netflix?" The Motley Fool 6:52 AM
  • "Apple Grabs Lead From Fitbit in Wearables Market" 24/7 Wall St. 7:22 AM
  • "Mysterious $15,000 'GrayKey' Promises To Unlock iPhone X For The Feds" Forbes 3:17 PM
  • "Grayshift becomes second service to promise forensic unlocks for Apple's iPhone 8 & X"  AppleInsider 2:59 PM
  • "American firm claims it can unlock encrypted iPhones running iOS 11 — for $15,000 and up" 9to5Mac 3:17 PM
  • "Stanford Students to Apple: the iPhone Is Too Addictive" PC Magazine 4:02 PM
  • "Malaysian Apple retailer swarmed by bargain hunters seeking $50 iPhone 5s" AppleInsider 10:28 AM
  • "'I walked into a glass door': Emergency calls reveal string of accidents at Apple's $5bn HQ" Telegraph 6:58 AM
  • "Transcripts: the 911 calls made after some Apple Park employees walked into glass walls" iDownload Blog 7:00 AM
  • "Here's what some employees told 911 after walking into Apple Park's glass walls" Digital Trends 7:06 AM
  • "A Texas Woman was Stalked in a Car Chase, and iPhone Settings may be the Reason" The Mac Observer 12:35 PM
  • "iPad magician wows Oscars crowd" Cult of Mac 11:01 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: The App Store hits 25 billion downloads" Cult of Mac 7:36 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "T-Mobile's LAA Creates Screaming Fast Speeds in NYC" PC Magazine 12:02 PM
  • "Smartphones speed recovery of surgical wounds: Apps alert doctors to infections and help them keep an eye on the healing process" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:14 AM
  • "Facebook survey asks users whether to allow child grooming" Business Insider 7:10 AM
  • "Qualcomm-based home gateways could give you 4 times faster Wi-Fi speeds" VentureBeat 7:08 AM
  • "This app wants to pay university students for not looking at their phones" The Next Web 7:03 AM
  • "Xiaomi phones could finally go on sale in the US before the end of this year" TechCrunch 7:00 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Take Control Books Publisher Joe Kissell" The Mac Observer 7:05 PM
  • "Why Must Qi's Light Shine So Brightly? – Mac Geek Gab 699" The Mac Observer 6:33 PM
  • "040: MacBook Air rumors, iBooks return, MoviePass concern Daily" 9to5Mac 6:04 PM
  • "Jeff Carlson Takes Control of Your Digital Photos on Mac and Windows" MacVoices 1:27 PM
  • "Amazon's Photo on Delivery, Apple's Design Change Leadership -TMO Daily Observations 2018-03-05" The Mac Observer 12:44 PM
  • "Making the Apple TV your primary television device" The MT Show 8:15 AM
  • "Apple is reportedly launching a cheaper MacBook Air this year" The Next Web 7:03 AM
  • "Apple Gearing Up to Launch Cheaper MacBook Air: KGI" Investopedia 7:06 AM
  • "Apple planning a more affordable MacBook Air for 2018" Cult of Mac 7:06 AM
  • "Apple to launch cheaper MacBook: KGI Securities report" Business Insider 7:10 AM
  • "Dialog expects to supply chips to Apple through 2020: CEO in paper" Reuters 4:03 PM
  • "iPhone, iPad, Mac? Here's how long your Apple device will last: Analysis of Apple sales and active devices has helped produce a figure for the average lifespan of Apple products." ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "iPhone X laser supplier Finisar wants to make Apple-backed Texas plant a major tech hub" 9to5Mac 6:57 AM
  • "Finisar tour shows 700,000-square foot facility closer to producing TrueDepth VCSELs for Apple's supply chain" AppleInsider 8:11 AM
  • "iOS 11.3 Beta 4 Download In IPSW Links And OTA Form Released" Redmond Pie 12:10 PM
  • "Code in iOS 11.3 beta 4 suggests TV app coming to Brazil" 9to5Mac 1:28 PM
  • "iBooks to Apple Books? Latest iOS 11.3 beta reverts to former for now" 9to5Mac 1:28 PM
  • "5 MacBook problems and how to fix them - Video" CNET 7:52 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:00 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:00 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:00 AM

  • "BeatsX vs. Bose SoundSport Wireless headphones battle it out: Which wireless headphone is right for you? Find out how the BeatsX and Bose SoundSport Wireless stack up in our real-world comparison." CNET 7:52 AM
  • "Review: Audio-Technica ATH-LS200iS In-Ear Headphones" iLounge 4:00 PM
  • "iRig Mic HD 2 vs. the Blue Yeti: A New Entry-Level Microphone Champ?" TidBITS 12:23 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iPhone driving mode provides perfect way to switch off" Telegraph 6:59 AM
  • "How to Enable or Disable 'Avoid Highways' in Maps for iPhone" OS X Daily 3:18 PM
  • "How To Download And Install PUBG Mobile On iOS" Redmond Pie 1:05 PM
  • "iOS: How to Change iOS AirDrop Settings on Your iPhone and iPad" The Mac Observer 1:03 PM
  • "How to Downgrade to iOS 10.3.3 on iPhone 5s, iPad mini 2 and iPad Air" iPhone Hacks 5:39 PM
  • "Straighten Photos on Your Phone" Subtraction 11:03 AM
  • "Naming iPhone Alarms" MacMost 10:05 AM
  • "How to enable or disengage the Siri light on your HomePod" Apple World Today 7:02 AM
  • "iOS Tip: How to quickly track flights on iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 6:44 PM
  • "15 iPad Keyboard Shortcuts You Must Know" iPhone Hacks 5:39 PM
  • "iOS Tip: How to quickly track flights on iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 4:03 PM
  • "Pro Tip: How to add blank spaces to your iPhone home screen grid" Cult of Mac 3:17 PM
  • "This iPhone trick bombards your friends with balloons and other cool effects — and it will change the way you text" Business Insider 12:52 PM
  • "iPhone owners aren't upgrading to iPhone X due to price, lack of exciting features, survey suggests" AppleInsider 7:19 PM
  • "1 Analyst Thinks Apple Should Go the Wrong Way With Music Streaming: The Mac maker could potentially benefit from having a free tier for Apple Music." The Motley Fool 6:36 PM
  • "Why iPhone X fails to win some Apple loyalists" Cult of Mac 1:04 PM
  • "Analyst thinks Apple plans a fully self-designed vehicle (the Sellers Research Group thinks not)" Apple World Today 11:58 AM
  • "Apple, Please Ignore the Latest Rumor and Let the MacBook Air Die" Gizmodo 11:03 AM
  • "Why I'm thinking about getting a HomePod (and it's not for Apple Music): While HomePod is designed to work best with Apple Music, it just might make an excellent Apple TV speaker. We explore that possibility (and the quest for simplifying our home electronics stack) in this article." ZDNet 10:23 AM
  • "So, what do you want from Apple's high end headphones?" Apple Must 9:47 AM
  • "Apple insiders warn of design 'challenges' with high-end headphones"  Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "iPhone X and a cool special effect" The Loop 8:31 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone X is the real winner of MWC 2018" BGR 8:31 AM
  • "Apple March 2018 Event: Analyst Expectations" iMore 7:36 AM
  • "What I miss most about iPhone as an Android user: Words I never thought I'd utter." iMore 7:36 AM
  • "iPhone 11 and iPhone X Plus wishlist: The features we want most" CNET 7:07 AM
  • "iOS 12 wishlist: What we want from Apple's next major OS update" Macworld 6:56 AM
  • "The Future of IoT with Kids" ReadWrite 4:03 PM
  • "The Internet Censor's Dilemma: The more countries try to restrict virtual private networks, the more people use them." Slate 10:22 AM
  • "Facebook asks its users: Is pedophilia okay?" The Next Web 1:19 PM
  • "Why the Hell Is Facebook Surveying Users About Child Predators?" Gizmodo 10:22 AM
  • "Cloud computing is eating the world: Should we be worried?" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Cat S61 Smartphone Hands-On: First Impressions" AnandTech 7:21 AM
  • "The Internet Censor's Dilemma: The more countries try to restrict virtual private networks, the more people use them." Slate 7:18 AM
  • "Humor: Redditor discovers original iPhone X ad predicted the Apple Park glass pane problem" 9to5Mac 10:23 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Mophie Juice Pack Air For iPhone X Featuring Qi-Certified Wireless Charging Support Coming Soon" Redmond Pie 8:35 PM
  • "Meet Your Instructors for Photoshop World 2018 – Part III" Layers Magazine 3:02 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of March 5: Jim Dalrymple, Chuck Joiner, Social Media, Data Syncing" The MUG Center 1:28 PM
  • "Google is now integrated into the iMessage apps drawer" The Verge 1:28 PM
  • "Google for iOS adds iMessage extension, browser suggestions, drag and drop for iPad" 9to5Mac 11:55 AM
  • "Google Search app for iOS gains iMessage extension" ZDNet 9:14 PM
  • "Mophie's Upcoming Juice Pack Air is First Qi-Certified iPhone X Charging Case" MacRumors 8:31 AM
  • "'Rome: Total War' for iPhone Is Now Launching in Summer and We Finally Get a First Look at the Progress of the Port" Touch Arcade 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft teases helpful new features for Office on iOS" Cult of Mac 7:07 AM
  • "iDecisionMaker introduced for iPhone - Easy way to make a Decision" prMac 6:57 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP launches sanitizable laptops and displays for health care" VentureBeat 8:27 AM
  • "HP launches sanitizable healthcare notebook, all-in-one PC, and display" ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "HP announces new Elite PCs aimed at healthcare" Neowin 8:27 AM
  • "HP releases new germicide-resistant computers for hospitals" The Verge 6:03 PM
  • "Microsoft And Xiaomi Ink AI And Cloud Computing Partnership Deal" MaconDaily 8:19 AM
  • "Microsoft VP says Australia must get smart on cybercrime" The Australian 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft to offer governments local version of Azure cloud service" Reuters 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft is adding Microsoft 365 bundle, Azure Stack options for government users" ZDNet 10:23 AM
  • "How organizations are using Microsoft's on-premises cloud platform" Network World 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft details Human Services cybersecurity hiring spree in new report" ZDNet 5:56 PM
  • "Dell EMC in bid to clap trade secrets injunction on staff now at Rubrik" The Register 7:54 AM
  • "Dell EMC Is Expanding Our Splunk Capabilities" DABCC 8:14 AM
  • "Dell's latest Inspiron notebook packs in AMD's Ryzen APU with Vega graphics" Digital Trends 12:09 PM
  • "IBM reaches settlement with new Microsoft diversity chief, ending unusual non-compete suit" GeekWire 4:00 PM
  • "What Google, IBM, Oracle and Microsoft are backing in cloud" CRN UK 1:02 PM
  • "IBM and Unilever Join the Blockchain Ad Tech Bandwagon" Nasdaq 1:02 PM
  • "Lenovo gives a boost to the Canadian supercomputer Niagara" ZDNet 10:23 AM
  • "Intel CPUs are the Primary Focus of Our Products Admits Dell CTO, AMD 'is the Second Player'" GameDebate 8:29 AM
  • "Intel, TSMC vying to recruit engineering talent in Taiwan" DigiTimes 7:10 AM
  • "First Intel Hades Canyon, Radeon-GH Benchmarks Leak" ExtremeTech 8:17 AM
  • "Intel's Coffee Lake has been modded to work with a 100-series motherboard" PCGamesN 8:17 AM
  • "Modders get Coffee Lake CPU running on 200/100-series chipset motherboards" TechSpot 8:17 AM
  • "Intel Presents Loihi Neuromorphic Self-Learning Chip" Albanian Times 8:16 AM
  • "How To Get Intel Coffee Lake CPUs Working On Skylake And Kaby Lake Motherboards" SegmentNext 8:16 AM
  • "AMD's Radeon Chill drops frame rate during light gaming to save battery life" The Verge 1:05 PM
  • "Leaked Ryzen 7 2700X Data Suggests Significant Clock Boost for New AMD CPUs" ExtremeTech 8:29 AM
  • "Cisco broadens Tetration analytics reach to data center, cloud security" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "That Time Of Year Again: Cisco Systems Releases Its Annual Cybersecurity Report" Forbes 7:16 AM
  • "Confessions of an ex-Oracle customer: 'The costs were phenomenal'/A small financial services company from the USA spoke about its difficulty scaling its business using the Oracle RAC database, saying that reliance on the vendor was quickly pushing it into the red." ChannelWorld 8:28 AM
  • "Google's new Bristlecone processor brings it one step closer to quantum supremacy" TechCrunch 11:54 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "Dow snaps four-session losing streak in broad-based market rally: All 11 of S&P 500 subsectors close higher, led by utilities, financials" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "Dow Soars 336 Points; S&P 500 Also Rises Amid Easing Trade War Worries: Stocks jumped Monday as investor concerns over an impending global trade war ease." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Dow surges 337 points as Trump tweet eases trade worries" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Higher as Trade-War Fears Ease: Economic data help investors put aside concerns about President Trump's protectionist trade agenda" [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Asian stocks continue downslide amid geopolitical worries: China says 2018 growth target to remain around 6.5%" MarketWatch 8:32 AM
  • "Italian stocks fall as country faces hung parliament; German car makers drop" MarketWatch 8:32 AM

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