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Weekend Highlights: Apple's TV ambitions will feature more family-friendly programming as opposed to "violence, politics and risqué story lines"; Colin Grabow argues iPhone production should stay in China; another round of new iDevice comparisons and Reviews are in as T3 reviews screen, speaker of Apple Watch Series 4, AppleInsider compares Series 4 vs. 3, Tom's Guide pits XS camera against Galaxy Note 9, CNET drop-tests XS on sidewalk; The Macalope talks Apple's iPhone strategy.

  • "Morgan Stanley: Apple's era as an iPhone company is over — but there's another business that'll take its place"  Business Insider 12:41 PM
  • "Amnesty International Is Accusing Apple of Betraying Chinese iCloud Users: Amnesty International says Apple Inc is creating the Orwellian future it once envisioned by potentially opening up the data of Chinese iCloud users to Beijing's scrutiny."  Time 8:41 AM
  • "Erasing Complexity: The Comfort of Apple's Ecosystem"  MacStories 11:12 AM
  • "Smartwatch Shows Promise in Detecting Heart Problem: Research found Apple Watch and Cardiogram app could detect a dangerous heart-rhythm problem, though some results were 'humbling'" [Paid Membership Required] 8:43 AM
  • "Peer-reviewed study shows Cardiogram and Apple Watch can accurately determine atrial fibrillation"  TechCrunch 8:36 AM
  • "How the Apple Watch 4 could save you from a heart attack: Medical-grade tech planned for next-gen Apple Watch" T3 8:42 AM
  • "Apple-Cisco Partnership: What You Need to Know" Market Realist 8:15 AM
  • "How a deaf, blind Harvard graduate is influencing Apple"  Mashable 11:05 AM
  • "Hate noisy autoplaying videos? Google Chrome will finally block them by default: Next month, Chrome will start to block autoplaying videos with unmuted audio." ZDNet 11:16 AM
  • "How to speed up a slow Mac: Mac running too slow? Here are some performance tips & software recommendations to speed up a Mac or MacBook and make it run faster" Macworld UK 8:42 AM
  • "How to Enable the Optimal Audio Codec for Your Bluetooth Headphones in macOS" MacRumors 8:18 AM
  • "Going Nuclear: How to Block Facebook Completely From Your Mac" The Mac Observer 3:34 PM
  • "Making Real Phone Calls With Your Mac" MacMost 10:48 AM
  • "Follow up on APFS and the Apple Store Genius Bar" The Loop 11:11 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine explains what music streaming services can learn from Netflix: The music producer and subject of new documentary The Defiant Ones discusses the future of the music industry – and why what streaming services like Apple and Spotify are doing is 'not smart'" RadioTimes 2:28 PM
  • "Jimmy Iovine explains a future for Apple Music" Apple Must 2:28 PM
  • "Flaws in design of Apple Store in Chicago might make it tough to sell"  The Business Journals 11:07 AM
  • "Apple store's glass facade proves fatal to area birds: Design flaws at a Chicago store mirror echo issues with Apple's flashy new Silicon Valley headquarters." CNET 11:07 AM
  • "Angela Ahrendts touts Apple's investment in Japan, says 'several' new retail stores coming" 9to5Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Gallery: Apple promotes upcoming Shinjuku store and Japanese retail expansion with vivid imagery, neon signage" 9to5Mac 9:04 PM
  • "iPhone 7 Plus Intel or Qualcomm modems at crux of small claims court victory over Apple for plaintiff" AppleInsider 11:12 AM
  • "This Look Inside Spike Jonze's Apple Ad Is as Fascinating as the Film Itself" AdWeek 11:03 AM
  • "Jimmy Iovine will reportedly move into consulting role at Apple this summer" TechSpot 8:43 AM
  • "Expect a lot more Apple products in your favorite shows" TechnoBuffalo 8:43 AM
  • "The EU's digital tax bill would burden Countless tiny app developers around the globe" ["Under the actual bill, Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store revenues (whatever users pay for paid apps or in-app purchases) would be subjected to the EU tax."] Foss Patents 7:59 AM
  • "Yes, Cops Are Now Opening iPhones With Dead People's Fingerprints" Forbes 7:52 PM
  • "Apple's newest iPhone X ad hypes Face ID & Apple Pay" AppleInsider 3:50 PM
  • "Can Huawei Match Apple TrueDepth?" EE Times 8:41 AM
  • "Churches in the UK are now accepting Apple Pay and contactless payments" Mashable 11:05 AM
  • "Billionaire Larry Ellison is teaming up with Steve Jobs' former doctor to launch a mysterious wellness company on his private island" Business Insider 8:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Dropbox Priced at $21 a Share in I.P.O., Valuing Company at $9.2 Billion" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:07 PM
  • "Casey Neistat says YouTube is vulnerable to Twitch" The Verge 7:55 PM
  • "Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook leadership should have spoken sooner, is open to regulation" TechCrunch 7:51 PM
  • "How DNA can be used to store computer data" BBC 7:41 PM
  • "Senate subcommittee seeks information on Facebook data" Reuters 3:38 PM
  • "New lithium-air battery survives hundreds of cycles: Reaction with CO₂ give lithium a protective coat that holds up to oxygen." Ars Technica 1:46 PM
  • "From Lip Reading to Google Glass and Beyond: The Evolution of Wearable IoT Devices" ReadWrite 11:12 AM
  • "Best Buy just screwed over Huawei big time" Mashable 11:05 AM
  • "Google Assistant's new voice command sends money to your contacts" PCWorld 11:03 AM
  • "Internet Association files motion against FCC's net neutrality ruling" Mashable 8:04 AM
  • "Huawei was dealt a huge blow days before its iPhone X rival is set to launch" BGR 8:01 AM
  • "How A Controversial New Sex-Trafficking Law Will Change The Web"  Wired 7:57 AM
  • "Peter Thiel helped fund Cambridge Analytica's work" Mashable 3:49 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg: 'I'm Not Sure We Shouldn't Be Regulated'/The Facebook CEO said he'd be open to regulation in an interview with CNN." BuzzFeed 8:04 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg really doesn't want other governments to copy Germany's super strict 'Facebook law'" Business Insider 7:55 AM
  • "Facebook's boycotts are more insidious than anyone realizes" Business Insider 7:55 AM
  • "The MacJury -Education, Apple, Google and How Much Security Is Too Much" MacVoices 3:33 PM
  • "Facebook Privacy Tips and More -TMO Daily Observations 2018-03-22" The Mac Observer 12:40 PM
  • "If High School Kids Can Do It, So Can You... The Apple Short Film Project Workflow Pt. 1" 11:12 AM
  • "Apple to enter trial production of new iPhone series in 2Q18, say sources"  DigiTimes 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Expected to Trial Production of 2018 iPhone Lineup Earlier to Avoid Last Year's Supply Bottleneck" MacRumors 7:58 AM
  • "Report explains how Apple will avoid the problem that plagued last year's iPhone X release" BGR 8:01 AM
  • "iPhone X2 production about to start, as Apple attempts to avoid release date delays" Express UK 8:44 AM
  • "Case Maker's Rendering Depicts iPad Pro With No Home Button, Slimmer Bezels" MacRumors 9:04 PM
  • "Alleged bezel-less iPad image surfaces from case leak, but a few clues hint at fake" 9to5Mac 9:04 PM
  • "Apple iBooks revamp could be planning 'Today' tab to enhance discovery" AppleInsider 11:12 AM
  • "Apple Could Add a Today Tab to iBooks in iOS 12" AppAdvice 11:11 AM
  • "Siri can read your hidden notifications out loud even when your iPhone is locked — and Apple's working on a fix" Business Insider 11:06 AM
  • "Apple to Prevent Siri From Reading Hidden Notifications on Lock Screen in Future Software Update" MacRumors 11:13 AM
  • "Is your business ready for Apple's Siri voice search? Are you ready for a new and deeply polarized search experience in which if your brand isn't the first one Siri finds, you'll be invisible?" Computerworld 10:08 AM
  • "Self-driving cars and 'Project Titan' still a big focus at Apple, according to patent filings" AppleInsider 11:13 AM
  • "Apple Advances their Head Mounted Display Project by adding a new GUI, an External Camera, Gaming & more" Patently Apple 8:04 AM
  • "Apple files for a patent for 'gesture based control of autonomous vehicles" Apple World Today 7:57 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:46 AM

  • "Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 XL portrait mode comparison" TechRadar UK 8:44 AM
  • "Retro Review: 2009 Mac Pro in 2018/Thinking of upgrading to the iMac Pro? Perhaps an old Mac Pro can still suit you in 2018." iMore 8:15 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Video: Animoji on the iPhone X versus AR Emoji on the Galaxy S9 Plus" AppleInsider 3:49 PM
  • "AR app turns your iPhone X into a useful IKEA furniture instruction manual [Video] 9to5Mac 11:33 AM
  • "X Rated: Comparing 'Fortnite' On The Xbox One X And iPhone X" Forbes 7:47 AM
  • "How to delete and restore iOS' built-in apps on iPhone" 9to5Mac 7:52 PM
  • "How To Fix PUBG Mobile 'Internet Error' On iOS, Android The Right Way" Redmond Pie 3:48 PM
  • "AirPlay: Naming Apple TVs and HomePods to avoid (2) and other issues" 9to5Mac 1:00 PM
  • "How To: View and Delete Apps That Have Access to Your Facebook Information" MacTrast 8:14 AM
  • "Where to use or buy GymKit workout equipment with Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 3:50 PM
  • "Pro Tip: Discover Safari's hidden tab options" Cult of Mac 3:49 PM
  • "Who Are Apple's Main Competitors in Tech?" Investopedia 8:00 PM
  • "Dear Apple: iOS is now a toxic hellstew/You know what they say about karma."  ZDNet 11:16 AM
  • "I'm held hostage by my iPhone, but I'm planning to make a break for freedom: Spending a four-figure sum on a smartphone that doesn't last three years is losing its appeal."  ZDNet 11:16 AM
  • "Wearable Device and Fitness App Companies Should Share More Trend Data" Tech.pinions 11:12 AM
  • "Apple snags Fortnite for iOS" Apple 3.0 11:11 AM
  • "What to expect from Apple's education event: 'Let's take a field trip'" The Verge 3:48 PM
  • "What to expect from Apple education-oriented 'field trip' event" Cult of Mac 12:04 PM
  • "Opinion: What I'd like to see Apple announce at the March 27 'education' event" 9to5Mac 11:03 AM
  • "Hey, Siri, can you read my hidden messages to everyone? Sure, press that button" phoneArena 8:42 AM
  • "We need to talk about tablets: 'What's a computer?'" The Verge 8:22 AM
  • "Summary judgement: Face ID deemed not cool" Macworld 8:10 AM
  • "Apple's over-ear noise-canceling headphones: 5 things we'd like to see" Macworld 8:10 AM
  • "Review: 4 months later, the OnePlus 5T is still the best value in an Android smartphone" 9to5Google 3:48 PM
  • "Is deleting Facebook the only answer after colossal data leak?" Stuff: New Zealand 7:53 PM
  • "If Facebook worked... we wouldn't be in this mess: Revenues from subscriptions rather than from advertising would improve Facebook and silence critics." ZDNet 1:46 PM
  • "Why achieving diversity in tech requires firing the industry's 'cultural fit' mentality" TechCrunch 1:07 PM
  • "Don't Forget the Baby Boomers When Creating and Marketing New Tech Products" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:12 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Store app for iOS adds 'Sessions' feature, improved in-store experience, more" 9to5Mac 7:52 PM
  • "Carrot Weather updated with push notifications, new content, and more" 9to5Mac 7:40 PM
  • "The Loop Bash at WWDC 2018" The Loop 11:11 AM
  • "CorelCAD Mobile Now Available for Apple iOS Platform" Architosh 10:08 AM
  • "Fortnite tops U.S. iOS grossing chart; PUBG Mobile tops downloads" VentureBeat 8:11 AM
  • "SoundMeter X Succeeds the Original iPhone Sound Level Meter" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Google Maps for iPhone now shows you restaurant wait times" Digital Trends 8:00 AM
  • "SaddleBack Leather's iPhone Photographer Case is a great case for iPhone-graphers" Apple World Today 7:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Inside Michael Dell's Sprawling Property Empire: Based out of Austin, Texas, the tech mogul has snapped up two super-deluxe condominiums in New York and Boston in recent years" [Paid Membership Required] 8:13 AM
  • "Dell EMC hosts forum on digital transformation" IT Web 8:14 AM
  • "Cutting 'Old Heads' At IBM: As it scrambled to compete in the internet world, the once-dominant tech company cut tens of thousands of U.S. workers, hitting its most senior employees hardest and flouting rules against age bias." ProPublica 3:54 PM
  • "IBM reportedly targeted older workers in layoffs affecting tens of thousands: A new in-depth investigation shows the company's disregard for age discrimination laws" The Verge 12:59 PM
  • "IBM Pushed Out Older Workers In Favor of 'Thrifty, Authentic' Millennials: Report" Gizmodo 12:24 PM
  • "IBM breaks law by allegedly firing older workers for young ones, report says" Digital Trends 3:54 PM
  • "Probe: How IBM ousts older staff, replaces them with young blood" The Register 7:52 PM
  • "IBM can't stop milking the Watson brand" TechCrunch 12:59 PM
  • "IBM Challenges Amazon Alexa With Watson Assistant" Sanvada 8:28 AM
  • "TigerGraph Welcomes IBM Veteran Gaurav Deshpande as Vice President of Marketing" EconoTimes 8:28 AM
  • "IBM betting big on multi-cloud with raft of new technologies" Data Centre News 8:28 AM
  • "IBM unveils new startup-friendly blockchain platform" IBS Intelligence 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft makes largest corporate solar deal in U.S. history, buying 315 MW from 750,000 solar panels" GeekWire 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft signs the largest corporate solar agreement in the United States" OnMSFT 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft adds 315MW of solar power to energy portfolio" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft to purchase 315 MW of solar energy in Virginia" MSPoweruser 9:23 AM
  • "Tech giant Microsoft announces massive purchase of solar power in Virginia: Microsoft describes deal as 'the single largest corporate purchase of solar energy ever in the United States.'" CNBC 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft is now selling a much cheaper entry-level Surface Book 2" TechRadar UK 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft launches entry-level Surface Book 2" PC Retail 9:47 AM
  • "The 8 Most Important Changes in the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update" ExtremeTech 10:49 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with 3 bug fixes and improvements" VentureBeat 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft unlocks Powerful Insights and Efficiencies for Organizations" Dataquest 8:30 AM
  • "Intel's H370 and H310 Chipset Motherboards For Upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs Show Up on Thailand Based Retail Outlet" WCCFTech 8:18 AM
  • "Retro review: Intel Sandy Bridge Core i7 2600K - 2018 review" Guru3D 8:19 AM
  • "Apple stuck with Intel for modems" Fudzilla 8:29 AM
  • "Select AMD And Nvidia Graphics Cards Hit 60-Day Low Prices" Forbes 8:16 AM
  • "Best Buy dumps Huawei: What trade war fallout hits the tech sector next" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Seagate reveals Exos X14 hard drive that is twice as fast as its enterprise counterparts" Neowin 8:44 AM
  • "Why America Is So Scared of China's Biggest Tech Company: U.S. politicians may not be able to pronounce 'Huawei,' but they're convinced it's a threat to national security." Bloomberg 12:13 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why You Should Buy Apple, Dump Amazon and Facebook" Investopedia 8:15 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow closes more than 700 points lower as trade fears spark plunge: Cboe Volatility Index jumps 30%" MarketWatch 4:06 PM
  • "Dow Sinks 724 Points, or Nearly 3%, After Trump Announces China Trade Action: Stocks fall sharply on Thursday after Donald Trump announced a trade action against China that could be worth $60 billion." TheStreet 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks dive on trade war fears after China sanctions" Associated Press 4:05 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Sell Off on Concerns About Trade: Dow tumbles more than 700 points, pulled down by shares of manufacturers and banks" [Paid Membership Required] 4:05 PM
  • "Chinese stocks drop as Fed rate move spurs PBOC to lift borrowing rates: Tech shares lose ground; Nikkei rises after holiday" MarketWatch 8:45 AM
  • "European stocks fall toward 3-week low as business activity slows: Bank of England decision gives hope for May rate hike" MarketWatch 8:45 AM

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