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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.

  • "Apple Goes to Hollywood. Will Its Story Have a Happy Ending? Known for its bold designs and its big marketing campaigns, Apple relishes its status as a dominant force in the corporate world. So it was noteworthy when one of its executives, Eddy Cue, struck a note of humility during a discussion this month at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Tex."  New York Times [Free Registration Required] 6:50 AM
  • "Apple's slate of original TV shows will reportedly rollout as early as next March: The company is on track to spend well more than $1 billion producing original shows" The Verge 7:01 AM
  • "Apple's New Slate of Original Programming May Launch as Early as March 2019" MacRumors 7:08 AM
  • "Apple: A Look at Its Moves in Digital Television" Barron's 3:45 PM
  • "Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine says streaming services are 'too similar'" BBC 7:42 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook: Facebook's privacy blunder 'so dire' we need regulations/Cook thinks Facebook's Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal is so big that it warrants 'well-crafted regulation'."  ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "Apple, IBM chiefs call for more data oversight after Facebook breach" Reuters 7:07 AM
  • "Apple, IBM Call for More Regulation of Digital Data" Investopedia 9:39 AM
  • "Tim Cook Calls for 'Well-Crafted' Regulation Protecting Privacy" The Mac Observer 7:06 PM
  • "Why Apple Is Among Those Most at Risk From a Trade War With China"  Fortune 12:45 PM
  • "Apple opens application process for 350 scholarships to 2018 WWDC" AppleInsider 8:18 PM
  • "macOS High Sierra bug can reveal passwords in plaintext, but recent release unaffected" 9to5Mac 8:18 PM
  • "Apple issues seventh macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta for testing" AppleInsider 8:18 PM
  • "FCP X Tips 001: How to create custom zoom area effects for 4K content [Video] 9to5Mac 9:00 PM
  • "macOS: How to Install an Alternative Terminal Shell" The Mac Observer 1:54 PM
  • "How to schedule your Mac to turn on and off on a schedule" iDownload Blog 11:55 AM
  • "Translate Selected Text With Workflow" MacMost 10:57 AM
  • "Where Does the Mac Fit in Autodesk's new One AutoCAD Strategy" Architosh 6:49 AM
Press Releases
  • "Jamf announces enterprise day-zero support for iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4, & tvOS 11.3" 9to5Mac 1:10 PM
  • "Vectorworks Intros Reality Capture and VR Features—Powered Through Cloud" Architosh 12:14 PM
  • "Adobe Announces Discontinuation of 'Muse' Website Building Software" MacRumors 10:24 AM
  • "VLC Media Player 3.0.1" TidBITS 7:03 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is fighting to win back a market it used to dominate"  Business Insider 1:57 PM
  • "The iPad's next big act could be conquering U.S. classrooms"  Mashable 7:47 AM
  • "Why Some Schools Pay More Than Others When Buying From Apple"  Wired 6:58 AM
Education Event Live Blogs
  • "Apple Education Event 2018 Live Blog" iMore 8:32 PM
  • "Live blog: Apple's first big product unveiling of 2018" Cult of Mac 8:32 PM
  • "Liveblog: Apple March Event 2018 - Lets take a Field Trip" AppleInsider 8:18 PM
  • "Liveblog: Apple's March 2018 education event in Chicago" Ars Technica 7:08 AM
  • "Craig Federighi argues against renewed push for law enforcement backdoor to iPhone" AppleInsider 9:37 AM
  • "Apple's other big chance to enrich people's lives: When the world's leading technology company says it wants to help improve visibility around disability, you'd better listen"  Computerworld 10:21 AM
  • "Are corporations that use Wikipedia giving back?" ["Other big players also contribute, by way of matching donations. Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google (again) all contributed around $50,000 by matching employee gifts. Amazon, on the other hand, is nowhere to be found on that list."] TechCrunch 8:20 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple pays to use 'iPad' name" Cult of Mac 7:08 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Foxconn buys Linksys owner Belkin to join the smart home battle" Engadget 8:24 PM
  • "F.C.C. Joins Push to Limit China's Telecom Reach" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:16 PM
  • "Senate committee asks Facebook, Google and Twitter to testify on privacy" Engadget 3:45 PM
  • "FCC aims to block purchases from non-US firms posing 'security threat'" Engadget 12:45 PM
  • "Here come the Chrome OS-powered tablets" Mashable 8:32 PM
  • "Google tries to steal Apple's thunder with its first Chromebook tablets" Quartz 1:10 PM
  • "The first Chrome OS tablet is here" The Verge 11:13 AM
  • "Android malware found inside apps downloaded 500,000 times" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "Feds pushing new plan for encrypted mobile device unlocks via court order" Ars Technica 7:47 AM
  • "EU antitrust chief keeps open threat to break up Google: report" Reuters 7:07 AM
  • "Data breach exposes Cambridge Analytica's data mining tools" ZDNet 8:32 PM
  • "FTC is investigating Facebook over privacy practices" Associated Press 11:48 AM
  • "Facebook says you allowed it to snoop on your call logs" The Next Web 7:08 AM
  • "Shaken Advertiser Confidence in Facebook/Google Duopoly Could Help Large Media Properties" 24/7 Wall St. 6:49 AM
  • "As Far As You Know He's Not a Real Doctor – Mac Geek Gab 702" The Mac Observer 7:08 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Kelly Guimont and Jeff Gamet -Everything 4K/UHD TV" The Mac Observer 1:54 PM
  • "David Ginsburg On Real-Life Deployment and Use of Jamf Software" MacVoices 1:05 PM
  • "Apple TV Shows Coming Next Year, Jimmy Iovine Stepping Back from Apple Music -TMO Daily Observations 2018-03-26" The Mac Observer 12:41 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 232: Now that we've got your attention" iDownload Blog 11:55 AM
  • "Interview: Apple logo creator Rob Janoff on making timeless work, fielding criticism, and what makes a good designer" 9to5Mac 10:26 AM
  • "Japanese Report Claims Apple Planning 'Gold' iPhone X Color Option, With a Refreshed 9.7-inch iPad to Launch in Q3 2018" MacRumors 7:04 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple preps new gold iPhone X color, refreshed 9.7-inch iPad arriving in Q3 [u] AppleInsider 7:04 AM
  • "Apple supposedly plans to 'restore' iPhone X sales with the help of a new color" BGR 6:51 AM
  • "This Year's iPhone X and iPhone X Plus Could Start at $899 and $999 Respectively Says RBC Analyst" MacRumors 9:38 AM
  • "Refreshed 9.7-inch iPad could gain Apple Pencil, says analyst" ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "Vulnerability in iOS camera QR code reader could direct users to malicious websites" 9to5Mac 7:04 AM
  • "iOS 11 Vulnerability in Camera App's QR Code Reader Could Send Users to Malicious Websites" MacTrast 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Cobalt Supplier Seeking Ethical Supply With Industry Pilot" Bloomberg 9:40 AM
  • "Apple iOS 11.3 Will Roll Out Detailed iPhone Battery Health Information As Early As This Week" HotHardware 4:01 PM
  • "Taiwan 3D sensor supply chain to gain more from new iPhones" DigiTimes 7:09 AM
  • "Apple begins accepting certain Apple Watch trade-ins at retail locations" 9to5Mac 3:07 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:54 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:54 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:54 AM

  • "iMac Pros versus Mac Pros running X-Plane 11 Flight Simulator" Bare Feats 7:11 PM
  • "The Fitbit Versa smartwatch is small, cheap and sweet" David Pogue 4:02 PM
  • "Fitbit's Versa is its best smartwatch yet" The Verge 10:26 AM
  • "Fitbit Versa review: A stylish smartwatch at the right price/The king of fitness wearables learned some valuable lessons from its first smartwatch." Engadget 10:26 AM
  • "Fitbit Versa review: Slowly but surely pushing Fitbit past the 'fit' bit/If you think Fitbit is just for fitness, this $200 smartwatch might change your mind." Ars Technica 10:26 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "HomePass and Homecam Add HomeKit Setup Code Scanning, Data Layers and Controls in Camera View" MacStories 10:26 AM
  • "How to delete your Google location history on iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:32 PM
  • "How to filter unknown senders in iMessage on iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 8:18 PM
  • "Force YouTube videos to play full-screen in Safari on iPad" Cult of Mac 1:10 PM
  • "How to move Spotify playlists to Apple Music" Apple Must 12:14 PM
  • "How to turn off HomePod's status lights altogether" iDownload Blog 7:03 AM
  • "How to Manage Storage Effectively on an iOS Device" Envato Tuts+ 6:54 AM
  • "Copy Here, Paste There: Q. I thought you were supposed to be able to cut and paste content between Macs and iPhones, but I can't make it work." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 10:26 AM
  • "Tip: Record your iPad's screen on your Mac with QuickTime Player" AppleInsider 9:40 AM
  • "iOS 11.3: Get your iPhone and iPad ready for the biggest update yet" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "I think Apple realized the iPhone X was too expensive" BGR 8:32 PM
  • "Dropping Broad Hints About Apple's Upcoming TV Programming" The Tech Night Owl 7:05 PM
  • "6 reasons you should support Apple's stance on privacy" Apple Must 1:54 PM
  • "UWP Failed ... and Now Apple and Google are Copying It (Premium)" Thurrott 7:47 AM
  • "Apple accessories have gone too far: Capra's HomePod Case is a traveling violation" The Verge 7:02 AM
  • "Here's what I'm expecting at Apple's March 27 education event" Apple World Today 9:24 AM
  • "What to Expect From Apple's Chicago Education Event: Apple's March 27 event is likely to bring us new iPads. Here are all the latest rumors." PC Magazine 7:44 AM
  • "Apple's 'Field Trip' event: 5 things we might see (and 5 things we probably won't)" Macworld 7:05 AM
  • "Comment: The upcoming 'ePad' could be the rebirth of Apple's eMac strategy for education" 9to5Mac 6:54 AM
  • "Google's Deepmind and the Ethics of A.I."  Telegraph 10:27 AM
  • "Is enhanced reality an AR/VR cop-out?" Gigaom 7:04 AM
  • "That's Where the Money Is: Facebook's troublesome and troubling ambition..." 500ish Words 7:03 AM
  • "Xiaomi Mi A1 review—A $220 iPhone clone with stock Android? Sign us up" Ars Technica 6:53 AM
  • "Why are you still on Facebook flowchart" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 6:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "MSNBC and Recode's next Revolution installment will feature Tim Cook" iMore 8:32 PM
  • "Edge Makes its Way to iPad and Android Tablets" Thurrott 12:17 PM
  • "Microsoft's Edge browser now available on iPad and Android tablets" The Verge 12:17 PM
  • "The new Toyota Corolla will have Apple CarPlay and Amazon's Alexa" The Verge 10:26 AM
  • "Lexus and Honda announce new CarPlay-equipped models, Lexus available on subscription" 9to5Mac 9:31 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of March 26: Virtual Reality, Qi, Photoshop Brushes" The MUG Center 8:18 AM
  • "Panopto to Apple: 'Let us live stream Tuesday's event'/Leading enterprise video platform offers to support live video for Apple's upcoming event" PRNewswire 7:52 AM
  • "DarioHealth Receives U.S. FDA Clearance for iPhone 7, 8 and iPhone X Smart Glucose Meter" PRNewswire 7:52 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Morgan Stanley: Microsoft to surge nearly 50% to $1 trillion market cap in a year" CNBC 8:58 AM
  • "'Microsoft Garage' opens doors in Hyderabad to boost in-house projects" The Indian Express 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Garage opens in Hyderabad, focuses on employees who want to do more" Financial Express 8:58 AM
  • "Serverless in the cloud: AWS vs. Google Cloud vs. Microsoft Azure" InfoWorld 7:57 AM
  • "Microsoft launches new Azure Databricks service" ITProPortal 8:53 AM
  • "US Military Close to Completing Windows 10 Upgrade" Softpedia 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft is taking over the enterprise antivirus market" MSPoweruser 8:53 AM
  • "Data of over 29 million Office 365 users is safe, says Microsoft" Financial Express 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Figures Show Windows 7 Doesn't Stand a Chance Against Windows 10" Softpedia 8:52 AM
  • "IBM and Apple announce new partnership to create smarter mobile apps" ITBusiness Canada 8:49 AM
  • "Apple, IBM chiefs Tim Cook and Virginia Rometty ask for supervision after Facebook breach" Catch News 8:48 AM
  • "Apple, IBM chiefs call for more oversight after Facebook data abuse" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:48 AM
  • "IBM Has An AI Training Advantage" Forbes 8:47 AM
  • "IBM accused of targeting older employees in lay-off strategy" Computing 8:46 AM
  • "IBM chief to meet with Shinhan chairman on Wednesday" The Korea Herald 8:46 AM
  • "IBM's new Watson Assistant targets business with 'white label' service" Computerworld 7:57 AM
  • "IBM adds crypto-anchors to blockchain to fight fraud" Computing 8:44 AM
  • "HP EliteOne 1000: A 34-inch curved all-in-one monster" ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "Dell's Pivotal files for IPO" CRN UK 8:40 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition 9370 review" TechRadar UK 8:39 AM
  • "Intel stock gains as Raymond James upgrades to market perform despite Apple concerns" MarketWatch 8:36 AM
  • "Time flies and after 23 years, it's time to move on" New Electronics 8:35 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X CPU Review Published by French Magazine – 12nm Zen+ 'Pinnacle Ridge' With Faster Multi-Threading, Improved Gaming Performance But Higher Power Consumption" WCCFTech 8:33 AM
  • "Non-X AMD Ryzen 2700 Benchmarks Reveal Similar Performance Compared To The 1800X" SegmentNext 8:33 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Is Reshaping How Developers Look At CPU Utilization In Games, Are 4 Cores All That You Need?" SegmentNext 8:32 AM
  • "Cisco Systems gives $50M to combat California homelessness" Associated Press 8:16 PM
  • "Cisco commits to shelling out $50 million to help fix Silicon Valley's homelessness crisis" Business Insider 8:33 PM
  • "Web Real-Time Communication 2018 Global Market Key Players - Oracle Corporation, Cisco Systems, Avaya Inc, Polycom, AT&T Inc, Tokbox Inc -Analysis And Forecast To 2025" Industry Today 8:24 AM
  • "Cloud Migration Services Global Market 2018: Key Players – IBM, Cisco, Informatica, Microsoft, Google, NTT Data, Vmware" Industry Today 8:23 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 post best gains since 2015: GE hits lowest level since July 2009" MarketWatch 8:08 PM
  • "Stocks Just Exploded 669 Points -- Here's What You Need to Know: Stocks rise on Monday following reports the White House was ready to open dialogue with China in an effort to avert a global trade war." TheStreet 8:08 PM
  • "Dow posts biggest one-day point gain since 2008" FOXBusiness 8:08 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Surge as Trade Worries Ease: The Dow industrials, after its worst week in more than two years, records its biggest one-day point gain in about a decade" [Paid Membership Required] 8:08 PM
  • "Microsoft, Intel Drive Up the Dow Monday" 24/7 Wall St. 3:44 PM
  • "Stocks rise after last week's rout; trade tensions show signs of cooling: U.S. stocks jumped on Monday, with major indexes partially rebounding after their worst weekly performance in more than two years." MarketWatch 11:51 AM
  • "European stocks slump, close at 1-year low: European stocks closed lower Monday, as analysts said a surging euro squashed an early rally that had been sparked by an easing in recent trade-related tensions." MarketWatch 11:50 AM

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