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Tuesday Highlights: Former Apple CEO John Sculley sees iPhone decline as biggest problem facing company today; Apple to announce Q3 results on 7/30, estimates coming in from Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha; Apple appears before House Judiciary Committee over antitrust; Jason Cross at Macworld hopes Catalyst in Catalina will pave way for iOS ports of Messages and Maps to macOS; another life saved by Apple Watch; Arabic version of App Store in testing; Facebook under grilling in US Senate over cryptocurrency plans; new MacBook Air "significantly slower" than previous models; warning for those wanting to install public beta of iOS 13 due to bugginess including saved password exposure, app gifting bug.

  • "Mobile gaming is having a moment, and Apple has the reins"  TechCrunch 2:59 PM
  • "Apple's Greg Joswiak Talks Mobile Gaming" MacRumors 4:05 PM
  • "Apple Polishing: iPhone Giant Can't Keep Mum About Behind-the-Scenes TV Role" ["When it comes to placing products in shows, Apple is slowly moving from relying on surprising cameos to taking credited roles."]  Variety 10:42 AM
  • "New Report Looks Into Apple's Growing Promotional Presence Within Popular TV Shows" MacRumors 10:44 AM
  • "Jimmy Iovine's Planned Exit From Apple Music Raises Leadership Questions: The music executive and Beats co-founder will step back from daily involvement with Apple's streaming-music business" [Paid Membership Required] 7:53 AM
  • "Designed in California, made in China: how the iPhone skews U.S. trade deficit"  Reuters 8:26 AM
  • "Did Apple's Slowdown of Aging iPhones Affect Investors?" Market Realist 8:48 AM
  • "Apple is an exception to nearly every rule" TechCrunch 10:16 AM
  • "Apple is playing the long game with Siri: The voice agent pioneer has not kept pace as Alexa and Google Assistant rack up integrations. But voice interaction is ultimately about conversation, not delegation." ZDNet 3:57 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 52 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements" MacRumors 12:17 PM
  • "Review: Spotless for Mac – Keep Your Files Organized" MacTrast 8:27 AM
  • "How to boot a Mac in Recovery Mode" Macworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "How to Read Crash Reports on macOS Gazette" Apple Gazette 10:18 AM
  • "How to Group Mac App Icons More Prominently in Your Dock" MacRumors 8:02 AM
  • "How to Find Duplicate Files on Mac with DupeGuru" OS X Daily 1:39 PM
  • "How to add your signature to digital forms and documents in macOS" AppleInsider 2:59 PM
  • "How Time Machine and other backups handle email" Macworld 7:54 AM
  • "How to Delete Facebook Content in Bulk Using a Chrome Extension" The Mac Observer 2:07 PM
  • "macOS: How to Download Files From the Web Using Terminal" The Mac Observer 1:23 PM
  • "Using Smart Quotes" MacMost 10:48 AM
  • "Unwanted Cryptomining Debuts (Briefly) in Mac App Store" Intego 11:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "Civilization 6: Rise and Fall is coming to Mac very soon" Mac Gamer HQ 10:12 AM
  • "Excel Software Ships FileMaker, Xojo and Xcode Plugins for Software Protection and Licensing" Excel Software 7:45 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Jimmy Iovine to move into consulting role at Apple" The Verge 5:39 PM
  • "Jimmy Iovine shifts to consulting role at Apple Music" New York Post 9:40 PM
  • "What will Apple announce at its Chicago education event? Taking some cues from the last time Apple held an education event." Macworld 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's March 27 education event in Chicago (live blog)" CNET 7:55 AM
  • "YouTube just became the Top Grossing iPhone app for the first time – TechCrunch" TechCrunch 1:52 PM
  • "Apple Watch can detect abnormal heart rhythms with a 97% accuracy rate" BGR 9:39 PM
  • "Apple and IBM want to make app making easier" [Video Report] USA Today 8:41 AM
  • "After Cambridge Analytica scandal, publishers see Apple News as a solid alternative to being burned by Facebook, Google" AppleInsider 7:57 AM
  • "LinkedIn Top Companies 2018: Where the U.S. wants to work now" [Apple #6] LinkedIn 8:42 AM
  • "Apple climbs LinkedIn's 2018 top companies to work list, sits in sixth place" AppleInsider 8:42 AM
  • "Sculptures of Apple Park, Sunnyvale campus on display at new exhibition of technology architecture" 9to5Mac 1:46 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Ajit Pai says net neutrality was the top threat to broadband deployment: FCC chair still can't offer proof that repeal will boost broadband access." Ars Technica 4:04 PM
  • "Affectiva launches emotion tracking AI for drivers in autonomous vehicles" VentureBeat 8:40 AM
  • "The eSports competitive video gaming market continues to grow revenues & attract investors" Business Insider 8:39 AM
  • "Zuckerberg Finally Talks Cambridge Analytica, Promises Audit" PC Magazine 4:05 PM
  • "What Mark Zuckerberg's note didn't say" Axios 4:05 PM
  • "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company has a 'responsibility to protect your data'" Recode 4:04 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook's response to Cambridge Analytica controversy: After several days of silence, the Facebook founder and CEO calls the incident a 'breach of trust'" ZDNet 3:58 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's response to Cambridge Analytica scandal lacks apology" Mashable 3:00 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg responds to the Cambridge Analytica scandal" The Next Web 3:00 PM
  • "Scoop: Zuckerberg finally plans to speak" Axios 8:36 AM
  • "Academic who collected 50 million Facebook profiles: 'We thought we were doing something normal'/Aleksandr Kogan passed his dataset on to Cambridge Analytica, but now says he is being scapegoated" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "The Facebook Dance, Autonomous Cars, and our AI Future -ACM 454" The Mac Observer 6:44 PM
  • "Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus Announces New Online Productivity Course" MacVoices 1:23 PM
  • "John's Crazy Apple TV 4K Dolby Vision Adventure -TMO Daily Observations 2018-03-21" The Mac Observer 1:22 PM
  • "Intego Mac Podcast: Which Hard Drive Is Best for Your Mac?" Intego Mac Podcast 8:02 AM
  • "Apple next-generation 5.85-inch OLED iPhone MBOM much lower than iPhone X, says Digitimes Research" DigiTimes 7:53 AM
  • "Second-Generation iPhone X Estimated to Cost Apple Up to 10% Less to Manufacture" MacRumors 7:54 AM
  • "Apple may have fixed the thing keeping people from buying the iPhone X" BGR 8:18 AM
  • "Why Apple May Use Intel Chips Exclusively in Future iPhones" Market Realist 10:18 AM
  • "The iPhone X could make realistic game avatars a lot easier to make: Who needs a motion capture studio when you have a smartphone?" The Verge 10:17 AM
  • "Apple prepares to ship iOS 11.3" Apple Must 10:07 AM
  • "Siri privacy bug lets it read out most hidden message content on a locked iPhone" 9to5Mac 10:16 AM
  • "Siri will read hidden lock screen notifications from third-party apps to anyone" The Verge 12:17 PM
  • "Siri bug in iOS 11 enables access to hidden notifications" BGR 7:06 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:45 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:45 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:45 AM

  • "Review: iFi Micro iDSD Black Label DAC/amp" iLounge 2:59 PM
  • "Hands on: If you have multiple iPhones, the Udoq system will charge them all" AppleInsider 2:09 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review of this week's No. 1 app: Human Anatomy Atlas 2018" David Pogue 12:14 PM
  • "Review: Fortnite BattleRoyale for iOS brings the large-scale multiplayer game to iPhone and iPad" AppleInsider 10:12 AM
  • "How to hide information in notification previews on iPhone" 9to5Mac 5:56 PM
  • "How to reboot, reset, or enter DFU mode on iPhone 8 and iPhone X" iMore 12:17 PM
  • "Affinity Photo for iPad: 25+ getting started tips [Video] 9to5Mac 10:49 AM
  • "How to roam on your iPhone: Traveling abroad? Here's how to use your iPhone anywhere." iMore 8:12 AM
  • "Deleting Facebook? You'd better delete these accounts too" The Outline 8:44 AM
  • "Don't want to #DeleteFacebook? Opt out of Platform API sharing instead — here's how" BetaNews 8:04 AM
  • "Keep Facebook From Giving Away Your Data: The Ultimate Guide" iMore 8:02 AM
  • "How to delete your Facebook account completely on your iPhone or Mac" AppleInsider 7:56 AM
  • "How to delete your Home data or reset your accessories" Apple World Today 7:45 AM
  • "Want to #DeleteFacebook? You Can Try" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:53 PM
  • "Why 'Trouble Is Looming' for Apple's Most Expensive iPhone Models" iDrop News 1:52 PM
  • "The rise and sudden fall of Apple's brand reputation" Apple 3.0 12:17 PM
  • "Hey Apple! Why do you do this nonsense? If I'm searching for a specific app in your App Store, why do you show me something totally irrelevant as the top result? Oh, wait, it's because someone paid you."  ZDNet 12:16 PM
  • "The new world order: Apple, Amazon, Google"  Apple 3.0 10:49 AM
  • "Steve Jobs on education" The Loop 10:17 AM
  • "3 Ways Apple Inc. Can Improve the iPhone X's Screen" The Motley Fool 8:26 AM
  • "iOS 11 is Apple's Vista: How can the iPhone and iPad operating system keep going so wrong?"  Computerworld 7:55 AM
  • "Next iPad and 2018 iPad Pro: All the rumors on specs, price, release date" CNET 7:55 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (49): Apple Comments; Facebook Analytica; and the Measured Pacing of Film" eXtensions 7:44 AM
  • "The stakes for who wins the AI race" Axios 3:53 PM
  • "The New Dell XPS 13 Is Like The MacBook, But Better" CRN 8:45 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's Silence on Cambridge Analytica Has Done Irreversible Damage" Wired 3:53 PM
  • "Under Fire and Losing Trust, Facebook Plays the Victim" Bloomberg 2:13 PM
  • "The impact from Facebook's privacy scandal looks more like the Equifax breach than the BP oil spill" Business Insider 1:47 PM
  • "The Unraveling of Facebook" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:26 AM
  • "Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and our personal data" BetaNews 8:04 AM
  • "Google and Facebook can't help publishers because they're built to defeat publishers" Recode 7:57 AM
  • "What have we learned about Facebook that we didn't already know?"  Gigaom 7:54 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "YouTube becomes top grossing iPhone app in U.S. after 8 years in App Store" AppleInsider 9:33 PM
  • "RouteMIDI is a MIDI AUV3 Audio unit that lets you take MIDI out of your iOS DAW to external gear" createdigitalmusic 7:03 PM
  • "Apple HomePod now works with August's Siri-enabled locks" CNET 12:17 PM
  • "Google Maps for iOS now shows restaurant waiting times" Engadget 10:43 AM
  • "Siri voice control options added for Tesla Model 3 owners" AppleInsider 10:17 AM
  • "This Android, iOS virtual tailor wants to cut out millions of online clothing returns" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Watch Gets New Spring Collection of Bands, Available to Order Later This Month" MacRumors 8:02 AM
  • "New Apple Watch bands feature spring colors and styles" Apple 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Pay Adds 25 More U.S. Banks and Credit Unions to its Rolls, Adds Bunq in Italy and Spain" MacTrast 8:01 AM
  • "Just Mobile's ShutterGrip is a great addition to an iPhone-grapher's toolkit" Apple World Today 7:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM teams with Nvidia to use GPUs to boost AI research" V3 9:34 AM
  • "Alexa, Google Assistant Get New Challenger With IBM Watson Assistant" CE-ProEurope 9:33 AM
  • "IBM has launched Watson Assistant" Tech Xplore 9:33 AM
  • "IBM reveals Watson-powered smart assistant" ITProPortal 9:32 AM
  • "How IBM Aims to Make AI Commonplace in AppDev, Business" eWeek 5:30 PM
  • "IBM designs world's smallest computer with a blockchain" Catch News 9:32 AM
  • "IBM Unveils a Computer That is Smaller Than Grain of Salt" Witty Feed 9:31 AM
  • "World's smallest 'salt grain-sized' computer for less than Rs 7 unveiled by IBM; Here's how it will work" Financial Express 9:31 AM
  • "IBM Launches Watson-Powered Data Kits for Hospitality Industry" eWeek 9:31 AM
  • "Bring your Heritage Apps to the Cloud: The IBM Cloud Private Way" Tech Wire 9:30 AM
  • "How IBM Plans to Help Users Out-Learn the Competition" eWeek 9:30 AM
  • "Download Windows Server 2019 preview ahead of the launch later this year" BetaNews 12:59 PM
  • "Mingis on Tech: The top changes in Windows 10's spring update" Computerworld 9:40 AM
  • "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: Act fast to delay this big upgrade" ZDNet 9:42 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Windows Server 2019" ITProPortal 9:41 AM
  • "Windows Server 2019 now available in preview ahead of release later this year" The Inquirer 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Business Applications Gets Upgraded Data Ingestion, Analytics And AI Capabilities In Spring Release" CRN 9:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Windows Server 2019, First Preview Now Available" Softpedia 9:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Redstone 4 Preview Build 17127" Softpedia 9:39 AM
  • "HP ENVY Curved All-In-One Is Immersive And Fast; Wireless Accessories Included" Forbes 9:27 AM
  • "Dell EMC Launches 'Open' Virtual Networking Platform For VeloCloud, Silver Peak, Versa In Bid To Outflank Cisco In SD-WAN Market" CRN 8:40 AM
  • "Intel's answer to AMD Ryzen 2 will be an 8-core Coffee Lake... but not for a while" PCGamesN 8:58 AM
  • "First Intel 8-Core Coffee Lake S Processor Spotted In 3DMark Database Along With Z390 Motherboard" WCCFTech 9:22 AM
  • "Octa-Core Intel Coffee Lake-S processor spotted" Hexus 9:21 AM
  • "Acer's new Predator Orion 9000 gaming PC costs whopping Rs 3,19,999" Financial Express 9:21 AM
  • "AMD admits to new batch of critical processor flaws and promises fixes" BetaNews 12:59 PM
  • "Those Nasty AMD Chip Flaws Will Be Patched In A Flash" Forbes 9:20 AM
  • "AMD Working with Microsoft to Integrate DirectX Real-time Ray-Tracing" Softpedia 8:58 AM
  • "AMD on chip flaws: 'Newly outed bugs are real but no big deal, and fixes are coming'" ZDNet 8:57 AM
  • "AMD shares on the uptick after unveiling plans to release patches to fix chip flaws uncovered by CTS Labs" Investor's Business Daily 8:58 AM
  • "Gigabyte Introduces AMD RX 580 Gaming Box – Overclocked GPU Specs For A Fast and Portable Graphics Solution" WCCFTech 8:57 AM
  • "AMD CTO responds to reveal of CPU vulnerabilities" PC Retail 8:57 AM
  • "AMD vows to fix newly-disclosed processor vulnerabilities" Engadget 8:57 AM
  • "AMD promises fixes for fresh CPU security flaws, and they won't slow your PC" TechRadar UK 8:56 AM
  • "AMD Acknowledges Newly Disclosed Flaws In Its Processors — Patches Coming Soon" The Hacker News 8:55 AM
  • "New Found AMD Security Exploits Confirmed, AMD Will Roll Out Fixes Soon" SegmentNext 8:55 AM
  • "AMD vows to fix newly-disclosed processor vulnerabilities" Engadget 8:36 AM
  • "AMD on chip flaws: 'Newly outed bugs are real but no big deal, and fixes are coming'" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "Oracle Corp. (ORCL) Sank On Weak Q3 Revenues" RTTNews 8:52 AM
  • "Oracle's lack of developer appeal is killing its cloud business" TechRepublic 8:51 AM
  • "Why Oracle is putting automation at the centre of its cloud strategy" Computerworld UK 8:51 AM
  • "Oracle unveils AI-based capabilities, user experience enhancements" ANI 8:50 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stock market ends slightly lower after Fed raises rates: Fed statement 'gradual enough for the bulls, but signals a more aggressive approach down the road'" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "Stocks Fluctuate Before Closing Lower After Fed Announces Interest Rate Hike: Stocks finished lower on Wednesday after the first interest rate decision from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks decline as Fed signals faster pace of rate hikes" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Reverse Course, End Lower After Fed Rate Increase: Bond yields climb; energy stocks surge alongside oil prices" [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Asian stocks retreat from gains ahead of Fed meeting: Asian equities finished mostly lower Wednesday, where early gains softened amid muted trading volumes, partly because of a Japanese public holiday." MarketWatch 7:23 AM
  • "European stocks slip ahead of long-anticipated U.S. rate hike: Shares of home improvement retailer Kingfisher suffer" MarketWatch 8:46 AM

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