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Apple Press Releases
  • "Apple's Chicago events highlight creativity in education: Keynote at Lane Tech College Prep" Apple 2:15 PM
  • "Apple introduces new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support: Featuring Even Greater Performance and Designed for Powerful AR Apps, Starting at $329" Apple 10:41 AM
  • "The new 9.7-inch iPad" Apple 11:12 AM
  • "Apple Introduces New 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil Support" Business Wire 11:11 AM
  • "Students succeed at their own speed with iPad and Mac" Apple 11:10 AM
  • "Apple unveils Everyone Can Create curriculum to spark student creativity" Apple 11:10 AM
  • "Apple Unveils Everyone Can Create Curriculum to Spark Student Creativity" Business Wire 11:11 AM
  • "iWork update brings drawing, book creation and more to Pages, Numbers and Keynote" Apple 11:10 AM
Apple News
  • "Why Apple Got Schooled by Google: Apple's business model makes it hard to compete with Google in budget-conscious education market" [Paid Membership Required] 4:05 PM
  • "Apple wants to sell more iPads to schools, but Google already owns the education market"  Recode 4:01 PM
  • "Apple Updates iPad With Stylus Support: Tech giant also lowered the base price for schools to $299, in a bid to challenge the Chromebook" [Paid Membership Required] 11:32 AM
  • "Apple event: New iPad with Apple Pencil, iWork, education apps" Computerworld 11:35 AM
  • "Apple's 'Field Trip' education iPad event by the numbers: All about that Pencil." Engadget 1:10 PM
  • "Apple's got a new app for helping teachers and students — it's called 'Schoolwork,' and it's part of a bigger education push at Apple" Business Insider 12:58 PM
  • "Apple tweaks iPad for students but holds price steady" Reuters 12:54 PM
  • "iPad with Apple Pencil support, $299 for schools, aimed at Chromebook" ZDNet 11:42 AM
  • "An iPad for students? Apple needs to make it more like the iPad Pro: Without split-screen multitasking and Apple Pencil support, the entry-level iPad currently falls far short of its educational potential."  Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "Apple aims to claw back education market from Google in Chicago event"  CNBC 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Needs Schools More Than They Need It: The company has to surmount a huge classroom lead held by Google's Chromebook."  BloombergGadfly 8:24 AM
  • "New Apple iPad Not Expected to Turn Market Around" 24/7 Wall St. 10:10 AM
  • "Rift deepens between Apple, India's telecom regulator over anti-spam app" Reuters 8:15 AM
  • "Investigation finds FBI did not exhaust all options before taking Apple to trial in San Bernardino case"  AppleInsider 8:01 PM
  • "macOS 10.13 High Sierra Stores APFS Encrypted Disk Passwords in Plaintext" Intego 2:59 PM
  • "Mac fans' eyes mist over: Someone's re-created HyperCard/ViperCard takes a bite out of old-style programming" The Register 8:17 AM
  • "Some users having issues connecting to the iTunes and App Store" 9to5Mac 2:45 PM
  • "What to do when Time Machine says a verification failed" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "Declutter: Like Roomba for the Mac Desktop" Apple Must 10:15 AM
  • "How to Play MP3 or Audio Without Adding to iTunes Library on Mac" OS X Daily 2:19 PM
  • "Rotate Video In iMovie and QuickTime Player" MacMost 10:28 AM
  • "Apple OS X shortcomings got you down? Read some Windows 10 blog posts to cheer up" Foliovision 8:13 AM
Press Releases
  • "Twitterrific on iOS & macOS adds support for attaching video, new muting & muffling features" 9to5Mac 6:02 PM
  • " Preview over 150 New Features in new Update at NAB 2018" 10:01 AM
  • "Surviving Mars finally released for Mac" Mac Gamer HQ 8:50 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
Education Event Live Blogs
  • "Watch the Apple education event in 11 minutes" The Verge 5:46 PM
  • "Watch Circuit Breaker Live for a breakdown of today's Apple event and phone camera accessories" The Verge 10:11 AM
  • "Live Coverage of Apple's Education Event in Chicago" MacRumors 9:49 AM
  • "Live from Apple's education event in Chicago" Mashable 9:49 AM
  • "Live from Chicago: Apple's education event" Recode 9:49 AM
  • "Live: Apple's Chicago event" Six Colors 9:49 AM
  • "MacDailyNews presents live coverage of Apple's March 27th 'Field Trip' event" MacDailyNews 9:04 AM
  • "Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event" iClarified 8:36 AM
  • "Apple iPad education event: start time and live blog" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Education Event 2018 Live Blog" iMore 3/26
  • "Live blog: Apple's first big product unveiling of 2018" Cult of Mac 3/26
  • "Liveblog: Apple March Event 2018 - Lets take a Field Trip" AppleInsider 3/26
  • "Liveblog: Apple's March 2018 education event in Chicago" Ars Technica 3/26
Apple General Interest
  • "Apple Posts Opening Video from Chicago Education Event" MacStories 10:30 AM
  • "iPad makes homework a blast in Apple's fun new ad" Cult of Mac 12:58 PM
  • "Steve Jobs warned about privacy issues in 2010. Mark Zuckerberg was in the audience" CNNMoney 1:22 PM
  • "iPhone-maker Foxconn buys Belkin, Linksys, Phyn and Wemo for $866 million" BetaNews 8:35 AM
  • "Foxconn, the company that makes the iPhone, has acquired Belkin for $866 million" Mashable 8:19 AM
  • "Foxconn is buying a renowned Apple accessory maker for $866 million" Cult of Mac 8:35 AM
  • "An Apple Facility That Repairs iPhones in California Won't Stop Calling 9-1-1 -- and Nobody Knows How To Stop It" Slashdot 4:03 PM
  • "Spotify for Apple Watch could be announced at WWDC" iDownload Blog 8:36 AM
  • "Theresa May swaps Blackberry for iPhone" BBC 8:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon may spend $1 billion to adapt hit Chinese sci-fi novels" Engadget 8:00 PM
  • "Google Acquires GIF Platform Tenor" Thurrott 4:52 PM
  • "Lytro is shutting down, but some employees may head to Google: Rumor has it Mountain View paid $40 million for the company and its tech." Engadget 1:12 PM
  • "Light-field camera pioneer Lytro is shutting down" Axios 11:42 AM
  • "What Are Screens Doing to Our Eyes—And Our Ability to See?" Wired 8:50 AM
  • "Psychographic profiling of your likes and dislikes isn't new, and it's not going away" Mashable 9:49 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg will testify in Congress's Cambridge Analytica inquiry" The Verge 11:14 AM
  • "The Cambridge Analytica whistleblower denied claims that micro-targeting doesn't actually work — and said they did it 10 times better than rivals" Business Insider 8:24 AM
  • "Xiaomi Takes on iPhone X With New Mi Mix 2S Smartphone Featuring Dual Camera System and Wireless Charging" MacRumors 8:16 AM
  • "Upgrade #186: Black Market Crayons" Six Colors 5:25 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report Podcast: Apple's Education event with Dave Mark" The Loop 2:39 PM
  • "Chicago Education Event Video Now Available" MacStories 12:54 PM
  • "Apple 'Let's take a field trip' Event Reactions -TMO Daily Observations 2018-03-27" The Mac Observer 12:51 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 48 – Accessibility with Filmmaker James Rath" MacStories 8:38 AM
  • "Jamf interview: What iOS 11.3 brings to the enterprise" Computerworld 8:06 AM
  • "Here are all of Apple's new tools for the classroom" CNET 11:26 AM
  • "9.7-Inch iPad 6 2018 With Apple Pencil Support Announced, Here Are The Details" Redmond Pie 10:33 AM
  • "Apple has announced a new 9.7-inch iPad" Ars Technica 10:32 AM
  • "Apple announces iPad aimed at students" Mashable 10:30 AM
  • "The new entry-level iPad works with the Apple Pencil" Engadget 10:30 AM
  • "Apple makes iOS more school-friendly with ClassKit educational framework" Ars Technica 10:50 AM
  • "Apple bringing Classroom to Mac, reveals new ClassKit framework & Schoolwork app" 9to5Mac 11:03 AM
  • "Apple's Swift Playgrounds will let kids code for AR" Engadget 11:25 AM
  • "Apple Introduces New Schoolwork iPad App, Classroom for Mac, and ClassKit Framework for Developers" MacStories 11:42 AM
  • "Apple's 'Pencil' now works with its iWork toolkit" TechCrunch 10:50 AM
  • "Apple remembered iWork exists" The Verge 10:49 AM
  • "Apple Increases Free iCloud Storage to 200GB for Schools" The Mac Observer 11:02 AM
  • "Buy an iPad, save a frog? Apple's AR app lets you dissect them: The latest ARKit app will let you virtually dissect a frog with an Apple Pencil." CNET 11:26 AM
  • "You can now control GarageBand with your face on iPhone X" The Verge 5:32 PM
Apple HW/SW
  • "Apple's Chinese suppliers rise to record number: US tech titan increasingly reliant on China despite trade war threats" Nikkei 1:17 PM
  • "KGI: New Apple Watch models later this year with new design, ~15% bigger display" 9to5Mac 11:42 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 rumored to have 15% larger display and longer battery life: The new Apple Watch is also said to have improved health tracking capabilities." Macworld 5:31 PM
  • "Apple Watch Units Could Top 40-50M Within Next Three Years - KGI" StreetInsider 2:15 PM
  • "iOS 11.3: What to expect from Apple's new system update as it launches Today/Apple has already revealed some of the key features to be expected in its iOS 11.3 update" Mirror Online UK 8:56 AM
  • "How a QR code can fool iOS 11"s Camera app into opening rather than Miscreants can spoof URL with potentially nasty results" The Register 8:16 AM
  • "Apple granted a patent for 'virtual noticeboard user interaction" Apple World Today 9:23 AM
  • "Apple's App Store is down" Mashable 4:03 PM
  • "Apple's App Store and iTunes Store are currently experiencing issues" iMore 4:01 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:06 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 8:06 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:06 AM

  • "Apple iPad (2018) hands-on: It's all about the apps/Apple wants teachers to rethink how they use it." Engadget 12:54 PM
  • "New iPad 9.7-inch Unboxing and Hands-On Video" iMore 5:53 PM
  • "First look: Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support" AppleInsider 6:05 PM
  • "The new iPad vs. the competition: Teaching tools/The new iPad is aimed at schools, but it faces stiff competition from Chromebooks and more." Engadget 12:54 PM
  • "Apple's new iPad 9.7 vs. the old iPad 9.7" CNET 11:33 AM
  • "How Does Apple's New iPad Stack Up to Chromebooks?" LAPTOP Magazine 1:12 PM
  • "How the iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard totally replaced my Macbook: Last September I wondered if an iPad - with iOS 11 and the Files app - might replace my MacBook. Since then I've acquired a 10.5-inch iPad Pro and Apple's Smart Keyboard. Any trade-offs? I was surprised." ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "Camera Shootout: Huawei P20 Pro Vs. iPhone X" Forbes 8:50 AM
  • "Solis' SO-7500 and SO-8000 will appeal to the audiophile" Apple World Today 8:32 AM
  • "The Best True Wireless Headphones So Far" ["Runner-up Apple AirPods: Best for iPhones"] The Wirecutter 5:54 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands on: a walkthrough of the educator-centric Apple Teacher portal" AppleInsider 2:15 PM
  • "'Fighting Fantasy Classics' Review - A Doorway to Adventure" Touch Arcade 2:39 PM
  • "This is how Logitech's Crayon works with the 2018 iPad: Logitech worked with Apple to create a kid-friendly version of the Apple Pencil, but how exactly does it work?" iMore 6:21 PM
  • "How To Mute Facebook Stories From Profiles And Pages" AddictiveTips 6:10 PM
  • "How to fix iCloud sign-in loop bug on iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:36 AM
  • "How To Control AirDrop Options in the iOS 11 Control Center" MacTrast 8:36 AM
  • "iWork: 21 ways Apple just improved Pages, Numbers, Keynote" Apple Must 2:12 PM
  • "How to replace a paper notebook with your iPad" Cult of Mac 1:12 PM
  • "Apple needs more than apps to win over educators: Apple used to be in a lot of classrooms, but are new iPads enough to woo educators?" Engadget 9:15 PM
  • "Apple took us to school with iPad at special event demonstration" AppleInsider 9:15 PM
  • "Here's everything Apple announced at its education event today" 9to5Mac 7:00 PM
  • "Where's the iCloud storage bump for the rest of us? Look, it's lovely that Apple has decided to give 200GB of free iCloud storage to any Apple ID associated with a teacher or student. It's a nice gesture, and one that probably makes things a lot easier for those in school environments. But, come on, Apple—you're really going to leave the rest of us at 5GB?"  Six Colors 4:03 PM
  • "Apple's 'Field Trip' Education Event Used an Obsolete Formula" The Mac Observer 3:15 PM
  • "Apple's New School-Friendly iPad Won't Kill Chromebooks: The new iPad wants to bring augmented reality and much more to classrooms, but it leaves out practical features like durability and a robust OS." PC Magazine 3:09 PM
  • "Apple's customer base still has a 'long runway for growth'" Business Insider 2:20 PM
  • "Can Apple Win Back the Education Market? Should It Even Try?" 24/7 Wall St. 2:19 PM
  • "How Apple, Google, Microsoft stack up in education technology: Hardware, software and deployment" ZDNet 2:16 PM
  • "Pages is no iBooks Author Replacement" 512 Pixels 2:15 PM
  • "The New 9.7" iPad: Our Complete Overview" MacStories 1:22 PM
  • "Apple's new, cheaper iPad is very, very familiar: A processor bump and Apple Pencil support" The Verge 11:33 AM
  • "Apple Needs to Lower Average Selling Prices: RBC"  Investopedia 10:47 AM
  • "How Apple could innovate white canes for sight loss" Apple Must 9:14 AM
  • "Apple Phones Are Not The Most Expensive - Multiple Expansion Warranted" Seeking Alpha 4:05 PM
  • "iPhone X's Face ID On Apple Watch Makes Perfect Sense" Forbes 8:50 AM
  • "Want: Here's What A (Product)Red iPhone X Variant Will Look Like" Redmond Pie 8:27 AM
  • "What will Apple reveal during its Chicago 'field trip?'" CNNMoney 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Cedes: Apple controlled the education market, then let it go..."  500ish Words 8:38 AM
  • "Why I'm not in Chicago for today's Apple event: There's a fine line between covering Apple and doing Apple's spadework." Apple 3.0 8:36 AM
  • "What to expect from Apple's education event: New iPads and classroom software. What else?" Recode 8:26 AM
  • "Living With Visual Vital Signs" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:25 AM
  • "Shooting the messenger: Only if you can make it about Apple" Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "Cassandra -Tuesday Review: Apple Event, Dying Media and More" eXtensions 8:06 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review" Thurrott 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft, It's Time to Bring the Thunder(bolt) (Premium)" Thurrott 8:36 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Moog brings world's first portable synth to iPad" Cult of Mac 3:03 PM
  • "Twitterrific picks up support for tweeting videos, muted accounts, new muffling options & more" iDownload Blog 2:39 PM
  • "Don't worry, the 6th-gen iPad fits all 2017 iPad cases" iMore 2:39 PM
  • "iWork 4.0 Adds Full Apple Pencil Support; Pages Becomes Spiritual Successor to iBooks Author" MacStories 2:15 PM
  • "Apple launches new spring-inspired Leather Sleeve and Smart Cover colors for 10.5-inch iPad Pro" 9to5Mac 12:59 PM
  • "Apple collaborates with Logitech for rugged iPad case and Crayon stylus only for schools" iMore 12:58 PM
  • "GarageBand adds TrueDepth facial control for sound effects as Clips gains new Pixar scenes & more" 9to5Mac 12:58 PM
  • "iMac Pro Space Gray Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 now available individually" AppleInsider 12:59 PM
  • "Apple now selling space gray accessories separately from iMac Pro" CNET 12:53 PM
  • "HomePod's furniture stain can be avoided with Grovemade's stylish stands" Digital Trends 8:36 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Yes, Microsoft is Racing to a $1 Trillion Market Cap Too" Thurrott 7:23 AM
  • "Cloud Computing Growth Poised To Make Microsoft A $1 Trillion Company" Seeking Alpha 7:05 AM
  • "Windows 10 spring update reportedly reaches RTM, flight expected on April 10" Neowin 11:07 AM
  • "Windows 10 Redstone 4 RTM Released to Insiders" Thurrott 4:51 PM
  • "Twitter demonstrates the future of Windows 10 apps" The Verge 7:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge comes to Apple's iPad and Android tablets: Faces an uphill struggle in new markets" The Inquirer 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft partners with Intel to make Bing Intelligent Search more powerful" Windows Report 7:47 AM
  • "IPO filed for Dell-owned Pivotal: Loss-making software company has nevertheless enjoyed a sales boom in recent years" V3 7:26 AM
  • "Dell EMC to sponsor the Springboks" IT-Online 7:26 AM
  • "Dell EMC Forum 2018: Keynote livestream" IT Web 7:26 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise acquires Wi-Fi monitoring company" Seeking Alpha 7:35 AM
  • "HPE Aruba launches AI solution for autonomous enterprise networking" ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "Intel CPUs Vulnerable to New 'BranchScope' Attack" SecurityWeek 7:35 AM
  • "Intel's Mobileye boss says experience counts in road safety" Hexus 7:35 AM
  • "AMD and Nvidia to suffer from increased competition" Fudzilla 7:32 AM
  • "AMD releases Radeon Software 18.3.4 driver" Fudzilla 7:32 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.3.4 driver is now available, optimized for Far Cry 5" Brinkwire 7:32 AM
  • "IBM boss joins Tim Cook calls for more oversight following Facebook data scandal, after the Apple CEO warned 'profound change is needed'" Daily Mail (UK) 7:47 AM
  • "UBank launches IBM Watson-based AI assistant" ZDNet 9:13 PM
  • "Oracle (ORCL) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds" Registrar Journal 7:49 AM
  • "Oracle vs. Google is still a thing, thanks to US federal court" Engadget 11:47 AM
  • "Google has lost its billion-dollar legal fight with Oracle, but everybody will pay the price" BGR 2:51 PM
  • "Cisco emboldens disaggregation strategy: Cisco is separating the operating system and applications from the underlying hardware, and is making it possible to host apps on certain switches and routers." Computerworld New Zealand 5:36 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Logitech Crayon is an Apple Pencil on a budget" Cult of Mac 11:25 AM
Industry News
  • "Tesla shares take a beating after string of bad news" Telegraph 6:23 PM
  • "Stocks may already be in a bear market — and here's how long it could last" MarketWatch 5:17 PM
  • "The Dow Plunges Into the Close of Trading on Tuesday: Cooling tensions with China aren't enough to save investors on Tuesday." TheStreet 5:16 PM
  • "Dow plunges 345 points as tech shares drag" FOXBusiness 5:18 PM
  • "7 signals from trade talks that could move your 401(k)" USA Today 9:00 AM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 7,008.81 down -211.73 points" Nasdaq 5:19 PM
  • "Stocks Sell Off in Final Hour: Dow falls 345 points, and the tech-focused Nasdaq Composite declines 2.9%" [Paid Membership Required] 5:20 PM
  • "Asian stocks extend gains as global trade fears ease" MarketWatch 9:01 AM
  • "European stocks recovering from 1-year low as trade-war concerns simmer down" MarketWatch 9:02 AM

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