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Tuesday Highlights: Qualcomm accusing Apple of trade secret theft and giving chip secrets to Intel—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; aftermath of Apple/Salesforce deal huge for Apple in enterprise; "'background tag reading' NFC update...could be transformational for everyday iPhone owners"; Loup Ventures' music case study finds Spotify still atop global streaming market, but Apple growth hot; macOS Mojave released, but security flaw discovered—find plenty of tips, tricks, how-tos for the new macOS in our OS X section including how new stacks feature cleans up your desktop, and more; Marzipan in Mojave controversial, and The Next Web ranks features from best to worst; Ars Technica on possible legal issues that could arise with auto-911 Apple Watch calls after a fall; Foxconn reportedly taking more iPhone XR orders to avoid delays; Mashable reviews new Apple Watch; Mark Gurman reviews XS Max, while CNET compares cameras between X and XS.

  • "Apple May Slash iPhone Production: JPMorgan"  Investopedia 7:16 AM
  • "Is iPhone X worth buying? Here's why so many iPhone owners say no"  ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "Is Apple's iPhone X Really Worth $1000? Let's Take A Look..." Know Your Mobile 8:43 AM
  • "What's Likely Driving Apple's Reported Headphone and MacBook Plans" TheStreet 7:15 AM
  • "Why Apple's HomePod targets home entertainment, not a voice-first mobile-free world"  AppleInsider 9:50 AM
  • "Why Apple Needs a HomePod Mini: I'd be willing to pay $99 for a HomePod Mini if the speaker quality was at least four times better than what's on Echo Dot and Home Mini."  PC Magazine 7:27 AM
  • "Hey Siri, stop suggesting spammers' email! How do you get Siri in macOS to stop offering up email addresses?" Macworld 7:25 AM
  • "How to start copying and pasting between your Mac and iPad using Universal Clipboard" AppleInsider 11:57 AM
  • "OneCast impressions: Streaming Xbox One games to your Mac works much better than expected" Macworld 6:44 PM
  • "How to Clean Install macOS High Sierra – Includes installing macOS from a USB device" Trend Micro 8:44 AM
  • "How to Find All 32-Bit Apps on a Mac" OS X Daily 4:52 PM
  • "Listing Zip Archive Contents With Terminal and Automator" MacMost 10:13 AM
  • "How to Control the Behavior of Screenshot Shortcuts in macOS" MacRumors 7:29 AM
  • "The Future of macOS Server" Intego 9:33 AM
Press Releases
  • "Watch the Apple Final Cut Pro 10.4 Presentation from LACPUG" 11:11 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple confirms it will stop taking iTunes LP submissions as of this month"  The Verge 4:53 PM
  • "'End of iTunes?': Leaked Apple email sparks fears over future of music downloads"  Metro UK 9:34 AM
  • "Apple kills iTunes LP, making way for AR Music?" Apple Must 9:34 AM
  • "Apple has its eye on the lucrative high-end audio market" Business Insider 9:43 AM
  • "Treasury Department warns against scammers asking for tax payments via iTunes gift cards" 9to5Mac 5:01 PM
  • "Apple's new 'spaceship' HQ brings the pane for unobservant workers: 911 transcripts tell of staff lying on ground, heads bleeding" The Register 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Shares 'Welcome Home' HomePod Ad Directed by Spike Jonze and Starring FKA Twigs" MacRumors 7:12 AM
  • "Apple Releases 'Welcome Home' Video by Spike Jonze and Featuring FKA twigs to Promote the HomePod" MacStories 8:38 AM
  • "Family seeks additional $600,000 from Apple above insurance payment after blaming iPhone charging cable for house fire" AppleInsider 9:00 AM
  • "New Orleans police officer accused of stealing AirPods from Apple store" AppleInsider 3:30 PM
  • "Chinese toddler 'disables iPhone for 47 years': Boy playing with a phone repeatedly entered wrong passcode, ratcheting up the time the handset was disabled, according to a Chinese news website report" South China Morning Post 7:53 AM
  • "Apple donates $250,000 to Magical Bridge Foundation to help construct accessible Sunnyvale playground" AppleInsider 10:03 AM
  • "Bidding for rare Mac prototype starts at 99 cents" Cult of Mac 8:52 PM
  • "Fully restored Apple I shown loading programs from an iPad in video documenting repair process" 9to5Mac 11:57 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google switches Chrome from Microsoft's C++ compiler to Clang" TechSpot 8:55 PM
  • "Google assisting the Pentagon in developing AI for its drones" The Register 7:22 PM
  • "Powerful DDoS Attack Sets New Record at 1.7 Tbps" PC Magazine 5:01 PM
  • "Tech firms back rival 'women-centric' event" BBC 8:53 AM
  • "AI reconstructs whatever you see just by reading a brain scan" New Scientist 8:20 AM
  • "The death of the internet cookie" Axios 7:53 AM
  • "Here are the 'sinister' dangers that could arise from companies collecting our data, according to a computer scientist" Business Insider 7:19 AM
  • "Washington becomes 1st state to approve net-neutrality rules" Associated Press 7:11 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 45 – An Interview with Harry Nesbitt and Ryan Cash About Alto's Odyssey" MacStories 3:29 PM
  • "Panic's Download Problem and How Comcast Fixed it -TMO Daily Observations 2018-03-06" The Mac Observer 1:43 PM
  • "Video demonstrates iPhone 6s performance before and after battery replacement" AppleInsider 7:11 AM
  • "A Lot Can Happen in a Decade: Whether you're a developer who's working on mobile apps, or just someone enjoying the millions of apps available for your phone, today is a very special day. It's the ten year anniversary of the original iPhone SDK." Icon Factory: The Breakroom 10:03 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung are the only ones making great smartphone cameras, according to Consumer Reports" Business Insider 4:54 PM
  • "Fourth iOS 11.3 beta reverts 'Books' app name back to iBooks" AppleInsider 8:17 AM
  • "Apple patent would make it easy to switch between multiple Apple Watches" Apple World Today 8:15 AM
  • "Here's How to Check and Troubleshoot the Wattage on Your MacBook's Charger" The Mac Observer 1:43 PM
  • "What to Do If Your Mac Pro 1,1 or 2,1 RAM Isn't Working Right" Low End Mac 9:44 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:12 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:12 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:12 AM

  • "Apple HomePod review: For ardent Apple fans only/You'll need a mobile Apple device of recent vintage just to set up this smart speaker, which is tightly tied to Apple services." TechHive 7:11 AM
  • "Review: Native Union's Drop Wireless Charger for iPhone X and Qi devices perfectly complements HomePod's design" 9to5Mac 4:52 PM
  • "Review: iHome Reflect Vanity Speaker" iLounge 4:47 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Halide 1.7 Brings New Depth Photography and ARKit Features, Darkroom Integration" MacStories 8:17 AM
  • "How To Fix A Disabled iPhone, Even If It Says It's Locked" Bustle 8:54 PM
  • "How to Keep Your Kids Safe on Their iPhones" Apple Gazette 10:15 AM
  • "How To Install RetroArch Emulator 64-Bit On iOS 11 Without Jailbreak" Redmond Pie 9:15 AM
  • "The IRS does not accept iTunes gift cards, don't get scammed" AppleInsider 8:54 PM
  • "How to Capture Better Videos With Your iPhone" MacRumors 4:52 PM
  • "Pro Tip: Use Safari's secret page-reload options" Cult of Mac 3:29 PM
  • "Wrestling With Auto-Correct: Q. Do I have control over my iPhone's autocorrect function beyond repeatedly correcting words it mistakenly tries to use?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:44 AM
  • "10 useful iMessage apps for busy people" Computerworld 8:12 AM
  • "How to maximize the reliability of Face ID on the iPhone X: four tips" 9to5Mac 7:25 AM
  • "More evidence of Apple's premium over-ear headphones surfaces" Pocket-lint 8:56 PM
  • "Why Apple Could Be Grooming LG for OLED Supplies" Market Realist 3:30 PM
  • "Concerning Steve Wozniak's Blue Boxes" 512 Pixels 3:29 PM
  • "Apple's New HomePod Ad Is Deeply Unsettling" Forbes 3:29 PM
  • "Report: Apple is killing off the iTunes LP format" Macworld 12:23 PM
  • "The end of the iTunes LP format doesn't mean Apple will quit selling albums and songs" Apple World Today 11:55 AM
  • "'End of iTunes?': Leaked Apple email spells end of music downloads – Metro News"  Kirkville 11:14 AM
  • "Feature Request: Add Hey iPhone/iPad/Watch/HomePod commands to direct Siri responses" 9to5Mac 9:44 AM
  • "New Apple Pencil Patent—How It Can Impact CAD and 3D Apps" Architosh 8:57 AM
  • "The Galaxy S9 Is Here: Here's How Apple Will Respond" Tom's Guide 8:45 AM
  • "Stephen Hackett's HomePod intervention, and a reminder that these are early days still" The Loop 8:21 AM
  • "You could've probably guessed top reasons some people haven't purchased iPhone X" iDownload Blog 7:52 AM
  • "Notch fever: Sweeping the Android world" Macworld 7:12 AM
  • "The FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal: The End of the Internet Or A Path To A Legislative Compromise?" Forbes 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro LTE review: the true mobile computer is here" The Verge 7:34 AM
  • "The Hidden Technology Behind Modern Smartphones" Tech.pinions 7:28 AM
  • "Comic: Cheaper Macbook Airs?" iMore 8:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Music for Android updated with music video enhancements, bug fixes" AppleInsider 6:23 PM
  • "Six month Apple Music trials to be bundled with some new CarPlay vehicles" 9to5Mac 3:30 PM
  • "Google's new camera is its most Apple-like product yet" iMore 12:23 PM
  • "Glyphin Unveils New Visual Text Recognition Software for Mobile" prMac 11:30 AM
  • "There's a World of Useful iPhone Cases You Don't Know About" Mashable 11:30 AM
  • "Apple Pay adds over 20 more banks and credit unions in the US" 9to5Mac 11:14 AM
  • "The Dock probably won't solve your charging conundrums" The Verge 9:33 AM
  • "Can restaurant apps make splitting the bill a thing of the past? The system, which means diners can walk out of an eatery at any point and pay automatically, is currently being trialled at a branch of Prezzo" The Guardian 8:53 AM
  • "Put Your Health Record on Your Phone Using One Touch Health 'Smart Record'" Business Wire 8:41 AM
  • "Infinite Peripherals Improves Patient Care with the Infinea X for Apple® iPhone®" Business Wire 8:41 AM
  • "Google Maps now provides wheelchair options when searching for transit routes" iDownload Blog 8:24 AM
  • "Google is using AI to make your Drive files easier to find" Cult of Mac 8:17 AM
  • "The Polar Balance is a complete, iOS-compatible weight management service" Apple World Today 8:13 AM
  • "'Read Only Memories: Type-M' Out Now on the App Store" Touch Arcade 7:28 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Rolls Out More Patches for Meltdown, Spectre CPU Flaws" eWeek 12:38 PM
  • "Windows 10 preview build 17115 now available for Insiders in the Fast ring: The latest Windows Insider Preview build brings a new layout for the privacy settings setup screen and more." Windows Central 12:37 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 17115 to the Fast ring - here's what's new" Neowin 12:37 PM
  • "Microsoft sees rise in 'boomerang employees' since Nadella became CEO" SiliconRepublic 7:21 AM
  • "Microsoft for Startups: $500 million commitment creates a win-win scenario for Azure/The Microsoft for Startups program will help cloud startups grow by providing access to Microsoft Partners and other benefits, as long as the companies commit to the Azure platform." TechRepublic 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft will integrate Azure Stack with Azure Government this year" TechCrunch 6:53 AM
  • "Microsoft targets university students with new Azure for Students plan" ZDNet 10:23 AM
  • "Cortana will soon be able to read your Outlook emails on iOS and Android: One of us... one of us..." The Inquirer 7:05 AM
  • "Windows 10 bug: Microsoft fixes issue that broke USB, built-in cameras, keyboards" ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "You can now preorder Microsoft's Surface Pro with LTE" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Surface Pro with LTE is coming on May 1, and you can pre-order now" Neowin 10:41 AM
  • "Chrome on Windows ditches Microsoft's compiler, now uses Clang/Step 1: first, make Clang support Windows." Ars Technica 6:38 AM
  • "Intel Hades Canyon NUC gaming benchmarks leak" Hexus 7:14 AM
  • "Unloved Intel Corporation Has a Bright Future: Citi Research's Christopher Danely made a bold and isolated bullish call on INTC stock, and his argument holds water" InvestorPlace 7:14 AM
  • "AMD's eSports push improves performance in 'PUBG' and 'Dota 2': Its new ReSX drivers make popular eSports titles faster and more responsive." Engadget 6:38 AM
  • "AMD drivers - new Radeon software is your best bet for Final Fantasy 15, but bugs persist" PCGamesN 7:13 AM
  • "AMD Radeon 18.3.1 driver optimizes Final Fantasy XV, Vermintide 2, and more" Neowin 6:54 AM
  • "Dell's Latest AMD Inspiron Laptops Are Crippled Compared With Intel Versions" ExtremeTech 8:47 AM
  • "Dell and HP launching new Ryzen/Vega-powered laptops: The power of Raven Ridge" TechSpot 7:12 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "What does Apple Inc's Balance Sheet Tell Us About Its Future?" Simply Wall St. 7:16 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks close modestly higher as trade-war jitters linger: Geopolitical tensions ease as two Koreas agree to hold summit" MarketWatch 5:01 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Post Small Gains After Day of Choppy Trading: The Dow finished slightly higher after a day of wild stock market swings." TheStreet 5:01 PM
  • "S&P 500, Dow Jones Dive Late As Trump Advisor Gary Cohn Resigns Amid Steel Tariff Move" Investor's Business Daily 5:00 PM
  • "Global stocks rise amid doubts about US steel tariffs" Associated Press 8:46 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Tariff Plans Face Pushback: Investors' concerns of a trade war ease as senior Republicans express opposition to tariffs" [Paid Membership Required] 1:45 PM
  • "Asian markets jump back to life after days of declines: Nikkei up more than 2% after falling 6% over 4 days" MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "European stocks march higher as fears of trade wars abate: Italian stocks rebound, with FTSE MIB up over 1%" MarketWatch 8:46 AM

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