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Thursday Highlights: Interesting question for Apple from Kori Hale at Forbes on whether Apple is "leaving Beats and African-American aestheticism behind?"; Wall Street Journal piece argues iPhone assembly in US "hollow victory for Trump" and may hurt Apple; Cool Hunting and Hodinkee show how Apple's new Apple Watch Series 4 screen designs are actually made; you are being assigned a trust score from Apple based on your iPhone data; Pixel 2 camera better than iPhone XS camera according to reviews; iJustine, Emkwan Reviews on YouTube unbox and review Apple Watch Series 4; GoPro's new Hero 7 offers smooth videos as if a gimbal attached, more in our Reviews section; luxury-priced iPhone XS ships without fast charger brick.

  • "Apple Is Secretly Developing Its Own Screens for the First Time" ["Updated on March 19, 2018"]  Bloomberg 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Will Be Making Its Own Displays" [Video Report]  Bloomberg 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's Secret Facility/Exclusive: Here's a look at the secret manufacturing facility where Apple is developing its own screens for the first time" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:19 AM
  • "Apple developing MicroLED tech at secret facility, likely to debut in Apple Watch"  AppleInsider 7:59 AM
  • "Apple using secret facility to develop MicroLED screens for Apple Watch" The Verge 8:25 AM
  • "Apple is developing its own MicroLED screens for Apple Watch and iPhone" VentureBeat 8:11 AM
  • "Report: Apple Is Trying to Make its Own Displays/If successful, Apple will no longer have to rely on another company for its screens." PC Magazine 8:28 AM
  • "iPhone X is 'flagging' as customers balk at $1,000 price tag: Nomura"  Business Insider 8:01 AM
  • "Is Apple Becoming A Tech Consumer Staple?"  Seeking Alpha 12:15 PM
  • "How Apple May Be Pulling Away From Android" Seeking Alpha 3:07 PM
  • "Can Apple cut into Google's education tech lead? - Video" ZDNet 4:17 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to Developers" MacRumors 4:13 PM
  • "Beware taking your Mac running High Sierra to the Genius Bar: APFS might surprise them" The Overspill 2:03 PM
  • "How to Reset Your Mac's Bluetooth Module to Fix Connection Issues" MacRumors 8:28 AM
  • "How to troubleshoot Notes: Here are some steps to take if you suddenly find that your iCloud Notes aren't syncing properly on iPhone, iPad, and Mac." iMore 10:12 AM
  • "Logic Pros Review: is KORG Gadget's massive library of instruments worth the heavy price tag?" 9to5Mac 2:52 PM
  • "The Archive is the best plain-text notes app on the Mac" Cult of Mac 3:16 PM
  • "Show albums a given Photos' photo has been added to" The Robservatory 8:52 AM
  • "What happened to the 'All My Files' feature in macOS High Sierra?" Macworld 7:59 AM
  • "How to Show the Expanded Print Details Dialog in Mac OS by Default" OS X Daily 2:22 PM
  • "How to extend your wireless network by turning a Mac into a Wi-Fi hotspot" AppleInsider 2:21 PM
  • "macOS High Sierra: Disable Screenshot Shadows With Terminal" The Mac Observer 3:20 PM
Press Releases
  • "Retrospect 15.0" TidBITS 8:27 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's third large California campus is already built" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "Apple sets grand opening of new Shinjuku retail store in Tokyo for April 7th" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Startup Affirm Creates Apple Pay Credit Card Without the Plastic" Bloomberg 8:57 AM
  • "Apple takes Transit directions live in West Virginia" AppleInsider 5:51 PM
  • "Revisiting the forgotten history of obscure Apple accessories" 9to5Mac 4:12 PM
  • "18-year-old Steve Jobs' job application sells for big bucks" Cult of Mac 8:09 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: The ultra-fast Macintosh IIfx speeds into stores" Cult of Mac 8:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Tempe police chief says Uber 'preliminarily...would likely not be at fault' for fatal crash" TechCrunch 9:13 PM
  • "The world's largest SSD clocks in at 100TB" The Verge 3:16 PM
  • "A humanoid is born in a Turkish robotics factory" Engadget 2:03 PM
  • "Games are getting the same realistic lighting as blockbuster movies" VentureBeat 12:15 PM
  • "Police are asking Google to provide user data for all people near crim" Fast Company 10:37 AM
  • "The Internet Archive put your favorite LCD handheld games online" The Verge 10:23 AM
  • "Report: Cambridge Analytica says it could use sex, bribes to 'entrap politicians'" Axios 2:52 PM
  • "A top senator investigating Russian election interference is demanding answers from Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg" Business Insider 3:07 PM
  • "Facebook will audit Cambridge Analytica to see what Facebook user data the firm still has" Recode 2:52 PM
  • "Facebook hires digital forensics firm to audit Cambridge Analytica" Engadget 2:51 PM
  • "#DeleteFacebook is trending — and it's all because Facebook's handling of the Cambridge Analytica fiasco" Business Insider 12:10 PM
  • "The EU Has Set Its Sights On A Data Protection Investigation Into Cambridge Analytica And Facebook" BuzzFeed 11:38 AM
  • "Facebook's Stock Is Plummeting Amid the Company's Latest Crisis. Here's What's Going On" Time 10:11 AM
  • "Facebook investigates employee's ties to Cambridge Analytica" CBS News 7:50 AM
  • "Navigating The Apple Support Mire – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 701" The Mac Observer 6:12 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Apple World Today's News Editor Dennis Dellers" The Mac Observer 5:02 PM
  • "50: Swift 4.1 w/ Doug & Ben (part 1)" SpecFM [Podcast] 2:04 PM
  • "Apple's microLED Plant, iPhone Hacking GrayKey -TMO Daily Observations 2018-03-19" The Mac Observer 1:12 PM
  • "We turned to the dark side and switched to Android on Samsung." The MT Show 7:24 AM
  • "Apple likely to buy up to 270 million smartphone panels in 2018" DigiTimes 7:59 AM
  • "Leaker revives rumors of Apple making 'blush gold' iPhone X"  AppleInsider 10:24 AM
  • "Gold color iPhone X rumored to have started production" 9to5Mac 11:01 AM
  • "Input devices discussion includes trackpad tricks, gaming mice, left/right switching to manage pain, Logitech mice, USB3/bluetooth problems, etc." MacInTouch 8:35 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:24 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:24 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:24 AM

  • "Comparison: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9+ biometrics" AppleInsider 7:40 PM
  • "Apple AirPods: the audiophile review/One reviewer's belated discovery of Apple's best first-gen product in years" The Verge 10:11 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is now free on iOS, Android—and dang, it's solid: We break down our first session with the Western version to explain why we'll come back" Ars Technica 6:08 PM
  • "How to block calls on your iPhone" Cult of Mac 1:11 PM
  • "Apply Vignettes to Your Photos with Apple Photos (Screencast)" Kirkville 12:27 PM
  • "How to set and share reminders with Siri" iMore 12:20 PM
  • "How to change the Apple Music account associated with your HomePod" iDownload Blog 11:46 AM
  • "Here's how to disable Emergency SOS on iPhone and Apple Watch" ZDNet 10:34 AM
  • "Basic Game Center Setup On iOS" MacMost 10:14 AM
  • "How to customize or disable Emergency SOS on the Apple Watch" AppleInsider 8:52 AM
  • "How To Set and Reset 'Trust This Computer' on Your iOS Device" MacTrast 8:26 AM
  • "How to clear your browser history on iPhone and iPad" Macworld 7:59 AM
  • "If you want a 'Fortnite' invite for your iPhone, hit up your friends that play" AppleInsider 11:39 AM
  • "What the Weather app icons on iPhone and iPad mean" Apple Must 11:37 AM
  • "Apple's next big display innovation could be microscopically small" Australian Macworld 9:34 PM
  • "2018 iPhone Rumored To Be Offered In 'Blush Gold'" UberGizmo 9:34 PM
  • "Has Apple Dropped the Ball on Siri?" iDrop News 2:22 PM
  • "What we expect from Apple's 'field trip' education event next week" 9to5Mac 12:11 PM
  • "Apple: Are People Sick of Expensive Phones?" Barron's 11:39 AM
  • "Apple rumors: What's coming next!" iMore 11:21 AM
  • "Apple's March 27 event: What to expect and how to watch/Not only does the official invite offer a clue, but the location of Apple's next event gives us a pretty good idea of what to expect." ZDNet 2:06 PM
  • "Grading the rumors — assessing Apple's possible releases at the Chicago event on March 27" AppleInsider 10:33 AM
  • "Why Cambridge Analytica means it's time for an Apple social network" Computerworld 10:02 AM
  • "Gurman: Apple Is Producing MicroLED Displays at Facility in Santa Clara" Daring Fireball 2:05 PM
  • "Apple Makes A Smart Move By Developing Its Own Display Components" Forbes 2:05 PM
  • "Apple won't quit until it owns every important part of the iPhone"  Business Insider 10:12 AM
  • "Apple Exploring Making Its Own Displays for Watches and iPhones: Report" Gizmodo 10:11 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung, Going It Alone (Premium)" Thurrott 8:52 AM
  • "My locked Apple Watch Edition eBay adventure"  iDownload Blog 8:29 AM
  • "Apple's next big display innovation could be microscopically small" Macworld 9:05 AM
  • "Bloomberg: Apple building MicroLED displays for Apple Watch" Six Colors 8:27 AM
  • "Apple's great new iPhone X ad, and the tiny bug it highlights" The Loop 8:24 AM
  • "iOS 11 is such a mess, Apple showcases a bug in latest iPhone X ad: iOS 11 bugs are now so commonplace that they appear in Apple's ads for the iPhone X."  ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "Here's the personality test Cambridge Analytica had millions of Facebook users take" Business Insider 4:13 PM
  • "Deleting your account isn't enough to escape Facebook" Mashable 4:11 PM
  • "Facebook's massive data breach is 'opening a can of worms'" Business Insider 11:22 AM
  • "The Problem Isn't Cambridge Analytica: Its Facebook" Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "Delete your Facebook: The only way to win the social game is not to play." iMore 8:26 AM
  • "Facebook's floundering response to scandal is part of the problem" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:17 AM
  • "It's time to protect yourself — and your friends — from Facebook" Mashable 8:04 AM
  • "The ROI of AI: How Intelligent Technology Transforms Enterprise Surveillance in the Innovation Age" Gigaom 7:59 AM
  • "Europe's New Privacy Law Will Change The Web, And More" Wired 7:50 AM
  • "If a Facebook exec deletes his tweet, does it still make a sound?" CNET 7:46 AM
  • "Hands-on with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+" ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "'Digital' confusion, disasters ...and opportunities beyond the hype" ZDNet 7:44 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "You Can Now Buy A Tesla Using Apple Pay" Redmond Pie 8:11 PM
  • "Amazon Kindle app for iOS updated with split view mode for iPad, other improvements" phoneArena 5:52 PM
  • "Meet Your Instructors for Photoshop World 2018 – Part V" Layers Magazine 2:22 PM
  • "Fortnite rides a rocket to No. 2 highest-grossing iOS game" VentureBeat 2:03 PM
  • "Stylish poster shows the evolution of Apple computers over the years" Cult of Mac 9:06 AM
  • "Beta Version of Microsoft Edge Browser Hits the iPad" MacTrast 8:25 AM
Computer Industry
  • "World's smallest computer: IBM's fraud-fighter is so tiny it's almost invisible/IBM has big ambitions for its barely visible computer, including helping combat fraud with blockchain tech." ZDNet 10:34 AM
  • "IBM unveils 'world's smallest computer' with blockchain at Think 2018" Mashable 8:05 AM
  • "IBM's tiniest computer is smaller than a grain of rock salt" Engadget 11:23 AM
  • "IBM working on 'world's smallest computer' to attach to just about everything" TechCrunch 4:12 PM
  • "IBM Expands Analytics Offerings to Aid Companies Leverage AI" Zacks 10:24 AM
  • "Don't like or use Microsoft's Edge browser? Tough, Microsoft plans to make you use it: Microsoft comes up with a new way to foist its unloved and little used Edge web browser on people" V3 12:20 PM
  • "Microsoft tries out new must-use-Edge ploy in Windows 10 preview: In the latest preview of the operating system's fall feature upgrade, Microsoft has mandated that its built-in Edge browser handle the opening of links within the Windows Mail app." Computerworld New Zealand 5:07 PM
  • "Airbus to abandon Microsoft Office in shift to Google's G Suite" Computing 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft joins group working to 'cure' open-source licensing issues" ZDNet 2:05 PM
  • "Windows 10 feature updates offline downtime down to 30 minutes" SlashGear 9:25 PM
  • "Partners to steer Microsoft towards $107 billion 'Intelligent' Cloud market in India" IANS 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Details Windows Machine Learning for Gaming" AnandTech 12:16 PM
  • "Microsoft Emphasizes Accessibility Improvements in Windows 10" Thurrott 7:21 PM
  • "Upcoming Windows 10 accessibility features include Narrator upgrades: Microsoft is also streamlining its Ease of Access settings." Engadget 5:07 PM
  • "Dell CTO Expounds 'Insane' Theory About Enterprise Complexity" Light Reading 8:47 AM
  • "How Dell founder convinced parents to let him drop out of college" Times of India 8:48 AM
  • "HP's CIO Naresh Shanker Successfully Separates And Then Transforms The Company" Forbes 10:37 AM
  • "Intel Board Unanimously Votes To Extend Chair Andy Bryant's Term Until '19" Benzinga 8:42 AM
  • "NVIDIA Announces RTX Technology: Real Time Ray Tracing Acceleration for Volta GPUs and Later" AnandTech 12:16 PM
  • "Nvidia And Microsoft Lay Foundation For Photorealistic Gaming With Real-Time Ray Tracing" Forbes 2:22 PM
  • "AMD and Partners Slash Prices on Select Ryzen & Ryzen Threadripper CPUs" AnandTech 3:15 PM
  • "Oracle's Cloud-Computing Sales Climb: One-time tax law charges hit software company's fiscal third-quarter profits" [Paid Membership Required] 4:18 PM
  • "Oracle Down 3%: FYQ3 Revenue Misses by a Whisker" Barron's 4:12 PM
  • "Oracle's mixed earnings brightened by the cloud" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:13 PM
  • "Oracle reports quarterly loss on tax charge" Reuters 4:12 PM
  • "Oracle falls on mixed earnings results" CNBC 4:12 PM
  • "Oracle posts better than expected earnings" CNBC Videos 4:13 PM
  • "Oracle shares slip after revenue misses Street view" MarketWatch 4:12 PM
  • "Oracle Earnings: What to Watch/Cloud-revenue guidance the past two quarters was below estimates but reset expectations may 'provide room for a beat this quarter'" [Paid Membership Required] 8:06 AM
  • "Oracle Reports Earnings Below 'Key Reversal' Day" Investopedia 8:24 AM
  • "New flexible computer chips could rewire an AI near you: Chipmaker Xilinx is betting its new Everest design will accelerate today's computing chores: and appeal to programmers, not just hardware nerds." CNET 7:45 AM
  • "Xilinx spent $1 billion over 4 years to make adaptable computing chip" VentureBeat 8:11 AM
  • "Arm could eventually be relisted, Softbank hints" Telegraph 10:12 AM
  • "AI is becoming ubiquitous across enterprise software" ZDNet 8:33 AM
  • "Is Regulation About To Crush The Tech Giants?" Forbes 9:25 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Analyst sees 'signs of trouble' for Apple due to increasing iPhone prices" 9to5Mac 7:50 PM
  • "Apple could command higher multiple if services business grows, says analyst" MarketWatch 2:05 PM
  • "Analyst: 'Apple services snowball — gathering mass'" Apple 3.0 2:22 PM
  • "Apple's stock drops as fears grow over iPhone X sales" Business Insider 1:11 PM
  • "Apple's MicroLED Secret is Out: Will it Upset Display Makers?" Zacks 10:10 AM
  • "Asia screenmakers lower on report Apple testing new screen technology" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:19 AM
  • "Share prices of display makers hit by report of Apple working on microLED production" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks finish deep in negative territory as Facebook's troubles spark tech selloff: Facebook posts worst single-session decline in nearly 4 years" MarketWatch 4:15 PM
  • "Dow Drops 335 Points; Facebook Dives Nearly 7%, Leading to Big Losses for Nasdaq: The Dow, S&P 500 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq declined on Monday as Facebook finds itself in hot water over reports that as many as 50 million of its users may have had their data compromised." TheStreet 4:14 PM
  • "Dow tumbles 336 points as Facebook data concerns drag on Tech Stocks" FOXBusiness 4:14 PM
  • "Tech Sector Pulls U.S. Stocks Sharply Lower: Facebook shares tumble after it said a firm improperly kept data on tens of millions of users" [Paid Membership Required] 4:14 PM
  • "Stocks are getting whacked as Facebook's data breach roils the tech industry" Business Insider 1:12 PM
  • "Google parent Alphabet drops as Tech Stocks get whacked" Business Insider 1:11 PM
  • "Facebook stock plunges amid reports of Trump campaign consultants using unauthorized data from 50M users" GeekWire 12:11 PM
  • "Nikkei lower to start week as political concerns percolate: Friday's boost in oil prices helps energy stocks" MarketWatch 8:37 AM
  • "European stocks build on losses as Micro Focus shares plunge: Software stock Micro Focus loses half its value after CEO exits" MarketWatch 8:36 AM

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