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Friday Highlights: Analyst Toni Sacconaghi thinks Netflix pulling out of App Store transaction fees is but the first shoe to drop as others will follow suit—meaning Apple's services segment is facing headwinds; research at Zacks suggests diversification of Apple's operations in China will help iPhone struggles; Apple among companies facing complaint in Austria for failure to comply with EU's GDPR; Apple management no longer supports Nvidia in macOS?; Jonny Evans breaks down the industry-wide smartphone slowdown; Foxconn cuts 50,000 jobs in China; data broker, Acxiom, supports Tim Cook's privacy regulation call; facial recognition now being used on birds; Apple to revive iPod touch and iPad mini?

  • "Why Classrooms Are Apple, Google and Microsoft's Next Big Battleground"  Time 8:43 AM
  • "Apple leans on multimedia to convince schools that iPads are better than Chromebooks: Do you want to write a term paper, or do you want to make a video?"  The Verge 8:38 AM
  • "Mobility Steers Apple's New Education Strategy" TechNewsWorld 1:06 PM
  • "New iPad's Enemy Isn't Just Chromebooks, It's Our Education System" ["'The 6th gen iPad doesn't change the price point but makes it a bit more attractive by adding pencil support and a newer generation processor,' said Speirs. 'The Pencil support is nice to have but I don't think it will make any school that had previously rejected the idea of the iPad to accept it.' Apple may also be underestimating what makes Chromebooks so attractive to schools. It's not just about the price, or the fact that the screen is protected without having to add a case."]  LAPTOP Magazine 7:54 AM
  • "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 8:06 AM
  • "How Apple Lost Its Place in the Classroom"  Wired 8:16 AM
  • "Apple iPads in Every Classroom? Chromebooks Are More Realistic: Apple's iPads are for the schools we want. Chromebooks are for the ones we have. American schools just can't handle the vision Apple is serving up."  PC Magazine 1:06 PM
  • "Apple Renews its Love for Education not the Education Market" Tech.pinions 7:53 AM
  • "Can New Apple iPads Match Google in the Classroom?" Investopedia 2:26 PM
  • "Apple Faces Multiple Lawsuits Over Throttled iPhones: Complaints could prolong attention on company's controversial battery strategy" [Paid Membership Required] 7:40 AM
  • "Will Apple IBM Deal Let Watson Replace Siri For Business Apps?" Tech.pinions 7:53 AM
  • "Everything a VR studio had to do to port to the Mac: Apple talks a lot about AR, but how does the Mac fare for VR? We asked Survios devs." Ars Technica 7:51 AM
  • "Build a Hackintosh Instead of Buying a Mac" Apple Gazette 10:16 AM
  • "How to reopen recently closed tabs or windows in Safari for Mac" iDownload Blog 9:07 AM
  • "Reinstalling macOS? Here's How to Choose the Version You Want" The Mac Observer 8:40 AM
  • "Rotating Video Any Amount" MacMost 10:51 AM
  • "Is there going to be a Final Cut Pro Surprise at NAB 2018?" FCPXtv 8:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "Chaos Group Launches New V-Ray for Unreal—Now in Beta" Architosh 12:56 PM
  • "Turn-based BattleTech returns to Mac 10 years later" Mac Gamer HQ 11:52 AM
  • "The 1Password 7 Beta for Mac Is Lit and You Can Be, Too" AgileBits 11:24 AM
  • "AgileBits Announces 1Password 7 Beta for the Mac" MacStories 11:23 AM
  • "Licensing Rogue Amoeba's Audio Capture Technology" Rogue Amoeba 9:07 AM
  • "Idustrial Revolution Releases XEffects Smooth Glass Slideshow Plugins for Final Cut Pro X" 7:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook explains why 'it's not true' that the iPhone 'isn't built in the United States': Assembled in China. But key parts and equipment are American." Recode 11:27 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook says Facebook should have regulated itself, but it's too late for that now" Recode 11:29 AM
  • "Tim Cook slams Facebook's privacy standards" New York Post 9:40 PM
  • "Tim Cook on building Apple's next campus: 'We're not doing a beauty contest kind of thing'/He's not a fan of Amazon's contest" The Verge 11:29 AM
  • "Tim Cook takes shot at Amazon HQ2 search and says Apple won't conduct such a 'beauty contest'" GeekWire 5:42 PM
  • "Apple CEO: 'Privacy to us is a human right, a civil liberty'" Axios 12:00 PM
  • "Tim Cook is throwing lots of shade — first at Amazon, then at Mark Zuckerberg" Business Insider 1:03 PM
  • "Tim Cook disses Amazon second headquarters search" CNNMoney 2:05 PM
  • "Apple teams up with Chicago Public Schools and Northwestern University to bring coding to Chicago teachers"  Apple 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Teams Up with Chicago Public Schools and Northwestern University to Bring Coding to Chicago Teachers" Business Wire 8:46 AM
  • "Apple to turn Lane Tech into 'Center for Excellence' for training teachers on Swift" AppleInsider 10:30 AM
  • "At Chicago 'Field Trip' event, Apple emphasized education remains 'a big part of who we are'" AppleInsider 7:40 AM
  • "FBI didn't fully know its own capabilities during showdown with Apple: FBI Office of the Inspector General offers critique of how agency handled 2016 case." Ars Technica 8:42 AM
  • "Why should I need a new iPad to bank online? App upgrades anger customers with older tablets"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:39 AM
  • "People with disabilities will be represented in new emoji proposal by Apple" [Video Report] Mashable 3:50 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Boeing Possibly Hit by 'WannaCry' Malware Attack" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:27 PM
  • "Facebook will cut off access to third party data for ad targeting" TechCrunch 9:15 PM
  • "Facebook will limit data advertisers can use to target ads: It's also stopping its practice of offering anonymized data to info brokers." Engadget 8:56 PM
  • "A Palm smartphone reboot is reportedly coming to Verizon later this year: Palm Pre 4?" The Verge 5:48 PM
  • "FCC to block Huawei and ZTE from getting government broadband funding" Ars Technica 10:57 AM
  • "The companies behind those sexually suggestive ads you see all over the internet say they're working on toning things down" Business Insider 8:17 AM
  • "The Next Cold War Is Here, and It's All About Data" Wired 8:17 AM
  • "Scientist develops fast and accurate AI cardiology tool: But it's not ready to replace doctors just yet, admits researcher." V3 7:53 AM
  • "Jobs told Zuck there'd be hell to pay on privacy (Video)" Apple 3.0 8:02 AM
  • "Facebook says it will overhaul privacy controls, make them findable" CBS News 7:44 AM
  • "Huawei's wannabe AirPods look and feel good" The Verge 7:42 AM
  • "Google faces $9 billion in damages after ripping off Java in Android" AppleInsider 7:40 AM
  • "Talking to an E-Learning Teacher about Apple and EdTech -ACM 455" The Mac Observer 10:27 PM
  • "#186: I Move My Arms Around/The crew is back together, just in time to talk about the big questions around Apple's education event, Apple Watch rumors and the frustrations of troubleshooting iCloud issues." Relay FM: Connected 3:52 PM
  • "Daniel Berube and Michael Horton On The 2018 Las Vegas SuperMeet" MacVoices 3:09 PM
  • "Finding Apple's Place in Education -TMO Daily Observations 2018-03-27" The Mac Observer 12:56 PM
  • "Apple's 2018 iPad includes 2GB of RAM, 2.2 GHz A10 processor; performance similar to iPhone 7" AppleInsider 8:51 AM
  • "Mac Pro Customers, Desperate for a Refresh, Are Upgrading 6-Year-Old Hardware"  ExtremeTech 5:44 PM
  • "Apple Watch launching this fall with larger display, says analyst" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Logitech Crayon Stylus" The Mac Observer 10:29 AM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 11.3 Update Solely for New iPad" MacRumors 1:01 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Get Apple's AirPods for $20 off at Costco today" Macworld 1:00 PM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:27 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:27 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:27 AM

  • "Galaxy S9 Plus vs. iPhone X: Which dual camera is better?" CNET 8:31 AM
  • "Review: Netgear's Arlo Baby camera with Apple HomeKit" AppleInsider 6:03 PM
  • "Can Google's Pixel 2 ace conventional cameras? We spent a week finding out" ["The camera in Pixel 2 is so good that it feels like magic."] Digital Trends 7:52 AM
  • "Hands-on with Pad & Quill's Heritage Leather iPad Pro 10.5" Case" Apple World Today 2:25 PM
  • "Focal Listen Wireless Chic headphones review: Le meilleur expérience en Bluetooth" iMore 8:38 AM
  • "HomeKit Weekly: Using Automation to put sensors to work" 9to5Mac 5:52 PM
  • "How to Set & Use the Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone and iPad" OS X Daily 2:05 PM
  • "How to use Apple Pencil with Pages for iPad" Cult of Mac 1:06 PM
  • "How to find the little-known 'kill switch' that lets you use Facebook with the maximum amount of privacy" Business Insider 10:00 AM
  • "How to use Slide Over and Split View on the iPad in iOS 11" iMore 8:38 AM
  • "iPad vs. iPad Pro: Which is right for you?" Cult of Mac 3:49 PM
  • "Tim Cook takes a shot at Android while slamming Facebook" SlashGear 9:39 PM
  • "16 seriously important things Apple CEO Tim Cook said" Apple Must 3:47 PM
  • "Google, Apple, and Amazon are in a war that no one will win: Google, Amazon, and Apple are all fighting to dominate your living room, media, and home. But their fight is making the consumer experience a lot worse. Following is a transcript of the video." Business Insider 2:58 PM
  • "Making The Grade: Why Apple's education strategy is not based on reality" 9to5Mac 2:26 PM
  • "Apple Strikes Back at Google with Education Initiatives" TidBITS 2:25 PM
  • "Why HR needs to look at Apple's Schoolwork app" Computerworld 10:33 AM
  • "Thinking About Apple's Education Play (Premium)" Thurrott 1:06 PM
  • "Apple pricing, the iPad, and the battle for student mindshare" The Loop 10:10 AM
  • "Apple has finally announced the iPad I've always wanted: Why should only the most expensive iPads support the Pencil? Don't we all have something to say? Don't we all have something to draw? A lower entry point for doodling can open great creative possibilities." ZDNet 9:47 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Would Approve of Apple's New Focus"  The Motley Fool 8:13 AM
  • "Would you like the iPhone X more if Apple stole this feature from Huawei's new iPhone clone?" BGR 8:06 AM
  • "Apple, everyone needs more free iCloud storage: Giving students 200GB is a good start, but consumers have been stuck with 5GB since 2011"  The Verge 9:30 AM
  • "200 GB iCloud Storage for Students; What About the Rest of Us?"  Kirkville 8:04 AM
  • "Education Push Is Great; But It May not Be Enough" Kirkville 8:04 AM
  • "This Product(RED) iPhone X mockup is RED hot" Cult of Mac 7:51 AM
  • "Can Apple's new school-friendly iPads compete?" CBS News Videos 12:01 PM
  • "The new iPad is great, but similar iPad Pro has the edge" Apple Must 8:58 AM
  • "How to choose between Apple's iPad and iPad Pro" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "5 reasons to buy Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad vs. the 10.5-inch iPad Pro" Macworld 7:41 AM
  • "You Trusted Facebook: Own Up to It/Facebook collected massive amounts of data from us, with our permission. When we think about regulating it, we need to ask: how much do we need to be protected from ourselves?" PC Magazine 3:55 PM
  • "Microsoft May Now Ban Xbox One Players For Offensive Language: Will This Stop The Trolls?" Tech Times 8:57 AM
  • "Analog Regulators Can't Keep Up With the Digital Age: To regulate new technologies like self-driving cars, we need new policymaking tools." Slate 8:31 AM
  • "How Chromebooks became the go-to laptop for security experts: Chrome OS has provided one of the most robust cases of 'usable security' available. Here's the design philosophy from Google that led to that." CNET 8:30 AM
  • "Huawei's wannabe AirPods look and feel good" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "The OnePlus 6 will have a notch, and here's why" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "A graphical user interface to build apps on top of microservices" O'Reilly 7:53 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (50): Facebook and Cambridge Analytica -The Widening Gyre" eXtensions 7:28 AM
  • "Comic: The Space Grey Dilemma" iMore 8:38 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "LTE Apple Watch Series 3 to launch in Thailand on April 5" AppleInsider 9:27 PM
  • "Mazda announces CarPlay for 2018 & 2019 cars, teases retrofit accessory for earlier models" 9to5Mac 9:27 PM
  • "ARKit app downloads said to hit 13M, dominated by games" 9to5Mac 8:35 PM
  • "The Halide camera app for iPhone X shows we don't have to fear the notch" The Verge 2:37 PM
  • "The best HDD/SSD solutions for Logic Pro X users, content creators and more" 9to5Mac 2:05 PM
  • "Barnes and Noble's new app makes finding your next read less overwhelming" The Verge 1:01 PM
  • "New and Improved iOS Sharing Extensions: Learn how to share content from other apps on your iOS device." WordPress Blog 11:28 AM
  • "U.S. Cellular to Offer New 9.7-inch iPad With Apple Pencil Support" Business Wire 8:47 AM
  • "Booq Daypack is great for commuting and working on-the-go" Apple World Today 7:44 AM
  • "Apple activates Transit directions in Virginia, expands in Missouri" AppleInsider 7:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Google Could Owe Oracle $8.8 Billion In Android Fight" Bloomberg 9:26 AM
  • "Google Could Owe Oracle $9B for Use of Java" Investopedia 7:42 AM
  • "Google Loses Appeal, Could Owe Oracle Billions in Java API Copyright Case" ADTMag 9:26 AM
  • "Google faces $9bn damages bill after Oracle wins copyright claim" IT PRO (UK) 9:26 AM
  • "Google's use of Oracle's Java APIs was not fair use, appeals court finds" Android Police 9:26 AM
  • "Oracle vs Google: Android P is for Poisoned Platform/Suddenly, Windows Phone and .Net became very attractive for mobile application development. And we have Oracle to thank for it." ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Morgan Stanley Sees $1 Trillion Market Cap For Microsoft" Investing 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Edges Closer to Quantum Computer Based on Elusive Particle" Bloomberg 1:01 PM
  • "Microsoft Needs to Bring This Project Back From the Dead/Microsoft should return to one of its most controversial projects: WinFS" PC Magazine 8:06 AM
  • "Windows 7 Meltdown patch opens worse vulnerability: Install March updates now" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "Meltdown patches from Microsoft made Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 less secure" BetaNews 8:07 AM
  • "IBM Canada's channel partners are driving innovation, says director of business partners in Canada" Computer Dealer News 2:33 PM
  • "IBM inks Union Square lease: Tech giant takes 28k sf at 19 Union Square West" The Real Deal 2:33 PM
  • "Intel Processors Vulnerable To Spectre-Like BranchScope Side-Channel Attack" HotHardware 5:32 PM
  • "Intel shrugs off 'new' side-channel attacks on branch prediction units and SGX" The Register 8:33 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise to move HQ to San Jose" TechCrunch 6:24 PM
  • "Cisco separates switching and routing software from hardware" The Register 8:31 AM
  • "Samsung begins building $7 billion chip line in China" ZDNet 8:09 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Goldman Sachs slashes Apple iPhone sales estimates" ["It expects now expects iPhone sales of 53 million units in the March quarter and 40.3 million units in the three months to June."] CNBC 3:51 PM
  • "Apple Faces 'Demand Deterioration': Goldman Sachs" Investopedia 2:59 PM
  • "Apple slips after analysts slash iPhone sales forecasts" Business Insider 12:00 PM
  • "Report: The iPhone X hasn't spurred an iPhone 'supercycle' after all" BGR 3:52 PM
  • "Investors fear 'techlash' as shares in AAPL & nine other tech giants slump" 9to5Mac 8:38 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 whipsawed in afternoon trade, as Tech Stocks struggle to find footing: Final fourth-quarter GDP reading comes in at 2.9%; Pending-home sales rose 3.1% to 107.5 in February" MarketWatch 1:11 PM
  • "Stock market books back-to-back declines as tech shares extend swoon: Final 4th-quarter GDP reading comes in at 2.9%; pending-home sales rose 3.1% in February" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "The Dow Tanked Into Wednesday's Close: Morning strength yielded to afternoon weakness as stocks sell off Wednesday afternoon." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks veering between gains and losses in afternoon trade" Associated Press 3:57 PM
  • "Tech Shares Send Market Lower: Amazon drops 4% amid fears of more oversight; Tesla down nearly 8%" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Tumbling Tech Stocks lead slide in Asian equities: Samsung weighs on tech-heavy Kospi" MarketWatch 8:55 AM
  • "European stocks slide more than 1% as Tech Stocks are hit hard: European Tech Stocks index down the most since early February" MarketWatch 8:55 AM

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