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Weekend 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?

  • "Quiet By Design: Naomi Campbell Interviews Jony Ive" ["...but I've always felt the most amazing thing about Jony is that he's so normal: friendly, without airs and graces, and actually a bit shy. Yet, to appropriate the Apple lexicon, he is a genius."]  Vogue 6:54 AM
  • "Apple Plans to Use Its Own Chips in Macs From 2020, Replacing Intel"  Bloomberg 1:35 PM
  • "Apple, in a very Apple move, is reportedly working on its own Mac chips" TechCrunch 1:43 PM
  • "Apple plans to replace Intel chips in Macs with its own: Bloomberg" Bloomberg 2:03 PM
  • "Report: Apple could drop Intel chips from Macs by 2020" Axios 1:50 PM
  • "Apple Rumored To Ditch Intel Processors In Macs By 2020, INTC Shares Tumble" HotHardware 4:00 PM
  • "Report: Apple to use its own chips in Macs starting in 2020" Macworld 2:15 PM
  • "Siri: Apple Is on a Hiring Spree to Make Its Digital Assistant Smarter" Digital Trends 7:02 AM
  • "Amazon/Apple: sub zero/Race to be world's first $1tn company could be won by the cheapest of the pack" ["So who to pick? The dull answer, the biggest and cheapest of the pack: Apple. The iPhone maker got within $80bn this month. With almost $60bn of net income, it does not even require an aggressive price/earnings multiple. Trade war with China or a poor quarter with the iPhone X could end its chances; otherwise Apple should beat the hex."]  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:09 AM
  • "Apple to report fiscal Q2 2018 earnings on May 1" AppleInsider 6:14 PM
  • "Apple's macOS adds external GPU support to some Mac hardware" ZDNet 8:48 PM
  • "Chrome Web Store will ban cryptocurrency mining extensions in July" VentureBeat 12:15 PM
  • "Attention: Apple is Hiring Linux Kernel Developers" The Mac Observer 2:58 PM
  • "According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for both macOS and iOS both increased slightly last month." Apple World Today 8:04 AM
  • "macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 release notes & security fixes" iDownload Blog 10:05 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro Diary: Working with 360-degree video is surprisingly easy and will be huge in future" 9to5Mac 9:26 AM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Production Software For The Rest Of Us" YMP Now 6:49 AM
  • "10 ways to get more from Spotlight Search on the Mac" Computerworld 1:36 PM
  • "How to Add a Recent or Favorite Items Stack to Your Mac's Dock" MacRumors 6:58 AM
  • "Understanding iCloud Drive and the Optimize Mac Storage Option" MacMost 11:08 AM
Press Releases
  • "Meet Your Instructors for Photoshop World 2018 – Part VII" Layers Magazine 2:41 PM
  • "Strategy game Factorio is officially coming to Mac this Month" Mac Gamer HQ 7:32 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Mark Zuckerberg hits back at Tim Cook" ["'You know, I find that argument, that if you're not paying that somehow we can't care about you, to be extremely glib. And not at all aligned with the truth,' Zuckerberg told Vox in response to a question about Cook's criticism."]  CNNMoney 7:05 AM
  • "Zuckerberg slams Apple CEO Tim Cook's comments on Facebook as 'extremely glib'"  Business Insider 7:07 AM
  • "Zuck fires back hard at Tim Cook: 'extremely glib'"  Axios 7:08 AM
  • "Zuckerberg claps back at Cook, saying Apple CEO's comments 'extremely glib' not 'aligned with truth'" MarketWatch 8:33 AM
  • "Facebook's Zuckerberg Hits Back at 'Glib' Comments by Apple CEO" Bloomberg 12:21 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Rebuts Tim Cook: Companies That Charge You More Don't Necessarily Care About You More" MacRumors 7:42 AM
  • "Apple May Be the Biggest Winner From Facebook's Data Scandal" The Motley Fool 7:06 AM
  • "ACLU & others call for tech companies – including Apple – to sign four-point 'security pledge'" 9to5Mac 9:27 AM
  • "Apple Music builds special section for music video" Business Insider 9:27 AM
  • "Apple Store in Westchester Now Closed During Renovations" MacRumors 9:28 AM
  • "Apple store in The Westchester Mall set to close May 6th for renovations" 9to5Mac 8:49 PM
  • "Niantic settles class action lawsuit for failed Pokémon GO festival for $1.5M" 9to5Mac 6:59 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Z80 SoftCard, Microsoft's first hardware, debuts" Cult of Mac 7:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon's big entrance into making video games has been cancelled" Business Insider 11:23 AM
  • "Google is making a cheaper Pixel 3 model, but don't call it a Nexus" BGR 8:25 AM
  • "Google Is Shutting Down The way we find content changed and short links are no longer good enough." PC Magazine 7:28 AM
  • "Zuck's vision to fix Facebook: an independent 'Supreme Court'" Axios 7:08 AM
  • "Trump to unveil China tariff list this week, targeting tech goods" Reuters 6:59 AM
  • "This small robot lures hackers away from other robots: Created by researchers at Georgia Tech, HoneyBot was inspired by IT security" ZDNet 6:58 AM
  • "Upgrade #187: Whiz-Bang Wonderfulness" Six Colors 8:42 PM
  • "Migrating Your Data, Home Automation, and macOS 10.13.4 – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 703" The Mac Observer 6:37 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Tidbits Security Editor Rich Mogull" The Mac Observer 6:16 PM
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 218, With Special Guest Serenity Caldwell" Daring Fireball 2:03 PM
  • "How well does the new 9.7-inch iPad handle games? Apple Arcade episode 4: We'll chat about how well Fornite, PUBG Mobile, Civilization VI, and other games run on the new iPad." Macworld 1:47 PM
  • "Understanding DNS, Dave's Wi-Fi Mesh Router Update -TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-02" The Mac Observer 1:37 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's hardest year, and what comes next: 'We will dig through this hole, but it will take a few years.'" Vox 7:06 AM
  • "Apple-affiliated Twitter account says 'cool new Apple products are coming'"  Business Insider 1:47 PM
  • "Stereo HomePod reference makes its way back into iOS 11.4 beta [U] 9to5Mac 1:49 PM
  • "iOS 11.3: Should you install it? A new - and pretty big - update to iOS is out. Should you make the leap and update or should you sit back and wait for a few weeks?" ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "First iOS 11.4 developer beta for iPhone and iPad coming today" 9to5Mac 11:23 AM
  • "Electra Jailbreak 1.1 Update Announced, Here Are The Details" Redmond Pie 1:50 PM
  • "watchOS 4.3.1 Beta 1 for Apple Watch Available to Developers" The Mac Observer 2:19 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:56 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:56 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:56 AM

  • "Hands-On With the New Sixth-Generation iPad" MacRumors 6:12 PM
  • "Review: 2018 iPad with Apple Pencil support might replace your iPad Pro" AppleInsider 11:41 AM
  • "Review: 9.7-inch $329 iPad (2018) – Should you buy it? [Video] 9to5Mac 11:22 AM
  • "iPad 2018 (6th-Gen) review: Half the Pro for half the price/This year it's faster and supports Apple Pencil." iMore 9:12 AM
  • "Apple 2018 iPad review: OK for schools, great for everyone else" VentureBeat 8:16 AM
  • "Huawei P20 Pro vs. Apple iPhone X: Which smartphone is better?" Digital Trends 9:12 AM
  • "Review: Creative Aurvana Trio In-Ear Headphones" iLounge 12:38 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "What's new in iOS 11.4 beta 1? Hands-on with new features and changes [Video] 9to5Mac 6:36 PM
  • "A Selection of RAW Photo Apps for the iPhone: A Worthy Second Rank" eXtensions 8:57 AM
  • "How to update the DNS settings on your iPhone" iMore 3:32 PM
  • "How to use iOS Business Chat to get things done" Apple Must 2:19 PM
  • "How to use your Apple Watch as a remote control for your Apple TV" Apple World Today 7:01 AM
  • "Should You Buy a Third-Party iPhone Power Adapter?" Lifehacker 3:35 PM
  • "The iPad Is The Best Tablet" Wirecutter 6:55 AM
  • "'Not aligned with the truth': isolated Mark Zuckerberg hits back against Apple chief" Sydney Morning Herald 7:24 PM
  • "Why Apple May Dump Intel's Chips For Its Own" Fortune 7:24 PM
  • "Apple is actively working on Macs that replace Intel CPUs: A report says Macs with CPUs designed by Apple could arrive as early as 2020." Ars Technica 7:06 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly Killing Laptops With Intel Inside, the Hackintosh, Dreams"  Gizmodo 2:47 PM
  • "It makes sense that Apple would begin making its own Macs processors by 2020" Apple World Today 2:19 PM
  • "Bloomberg: 'Apple Plans to Use Its Own Chips in Macs From 2020, Replacing Intel'" Daring Fireball 1:43 PM
  • "Apple's newest iPad is the most boring iPad yet, and a major missed opportunity"  Business Insider 12:02 PM
  • "Love Your iPhone? Why Not Marry It?" Low End Mac 9:13 AM
  • "It's Time to Discuss the Notch. Again (Premium)" Thurrott 9:12 AM
  • "Remember when Apple's Steve Jobs tweaked Mark Zuckerberg about 'onerous' Facebook? I do! Much as Tim Cook said last week, the legendary tech leader didn't want anything to do with the social networking site either." ["Well, okay, I am judging this kerfuffle to be in Apple's favor, with solid hits by Jobs and Cook. That's largely because Zuckerberg's defensive posture rings hollow, and charactertizing Facebook as a service of the people — the Russian people, maybe! — and a victim is, shall we say, not at all aligned with the truth."]  Recode 2:15 PM
  • "Let's take a moment to appreciate all the lies in Zuckerberg's truths about Tim Cook and Apple"  BGR 12:00 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg: Tim Cook is 'Extremely Glib'" Slashdot 9:26 AM
  • "Hypocrisy, thy name is internet: Calls for Apple boycotts made from iPhones; Facebook rivals bite their PR tongues." Apple 3.0 8:17 AM
  • "Zuckerberg slams Apple in response to CEO Tim Cook's Facebook criticism" BGR 8:17 AM
  • "Facebook could actually benefit from a little regulation" Monday Note 6:10 PM
  • "Is automation leaving women and minorities behind?" The Next Web 7:04 AM
  • "I ditched Spotify for YouTube Red with Google Play Music and never looked back" Digital Trends 7:03 AM
  • "This is probably what LG's iPhone X clone will look like" BGR 7:01 AM
  • "Facebook Is Not the Problem. Lax Privacy Rules Are." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:51 PM
  • "Facebook could actually benefit from a little regulation" Monday Note 1:49 PM
  • "Crony Capitalism: Zuckerberg and the never-ending stench of Facebook" BetaNews 6:58 AM
  • "If psychologists wrote screenplays..." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 6:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Maps gains statewide transit coverage in Arkansas, Ohio, Maryland & West Virginia" AppleInsider 2:42 PM
  • "Now anyone can play Fortnight, the year's hottest iOS game" Cult of Mac 12:01 PM
  • "Catalyst unveils Waterproof Case for HomePod" iLounge 11:22 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of April 2: CarPlay, Blockchain, 1Password, and Cord-Cutting" The MUG Center 8:57 AM
  • "iMobie PhoneRescue Can Now Recover Your Forgotten iTunes Backup Password" PRNewswire 7:13 AM
  • "Domino's® Creates Mobile Game for Pizza Lovers" PRNewswire 7:12 AM
  • "Spiceworks Study Reveals 40 Percent of Large Businesses Will Implement Intelligent Assistants or Chatbots by 2019: New study shows Microsoft Cortana is the most commonly used intelligent assistant in the workplace" PRNewswire 7:12 AM
  • "The 10 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from March 2018" [Slideshow] Macworld 6:55 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Is Officially Not the Windows Company Anymore" Bloomberg 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft launches 2 new Azure regions in Australia" TechCrunch 12:25 PM
  • "Microsoft Adds Azure Availability Zones, Stretches Australian Cloud" eWeek 6:24 PM
  • "Azerbaijan's e-security center , Microsoft to cooperate in cyber security" Trend News Agency 8:47 AM
  • "Windows 7 Records Major Drop in Latest Steam Data" Softpedia 8:46 AM
  • "Windows No Longer a Priority for Microsoft, Former Company Employee Says" Softpedia 8:46 AM
  • "Microsoft releases emergency patch for Windows 7" Guru3D 8:45 AM
  • "Windows 10 Advances Towards 50% Market Share" Softpedia 8:44 AM
  • "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update (1803): We're Almost There" Softpedia 8:44 AM
  • "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: Act fast to delay this big upgrade" ZDNet 6:24 PM
  • "Who's to Blame for the Death of Windows Phone?" Softpedia 8:49 AM
  • "Asian Winners and Finalists of IBM Beacon Awards 2018" FineExtra 8:39 AM
  • "Mission Ctrl-P: HP launches new zero-g printer for the space station" Collect Space 8:34 AM
  • "Watch an HP Laptop Exploding While Charging" Softpedia 8:34 AM
  • "Dell enters emerging connected vehicles segment" Digital Journal 8:32 AM
  • "The XPS 15 2-in-1 is Dell's version of a concept car. Here's how it was built" Digital Trends 8:32 AM
  • "Acer's stylish new all-in-one PC packs a built-in Qi wireless charging station" Digital Trends 8:30 AM
  • "Intel Shares Plummet as Apple Reportedly Will Use Its Own Chips in Macs: Apple has increasingly been designing its own chips to improve performance and lower costs." TheStreet 1:45 PM
  • "Intel extends slide on Apple chip report" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:45 PM
  • "Intel shares drop on report that Apple will move Macs to in-house chips in 2020" VentureBeat 1:50 PM
  • "Intel: Stifel Defends as Apple's Got Puny Market Share" Barron's 3:32 PM
  • "Buy Intel because Apple's reported move to abandon its chips is 'not a major threat,' Stifel says" CNBC 3:31 PM
  • "Samsung Notebook 3 and 5 offer 8th gen Intel CPU options" Hexus 8:30 AM
  • "Shuttle Introduces DL10J, Fanless Gemini Lake PC" Guru3D 8:30 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Vega20 references spotted in Linux driver" Hexus 8:29 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Vega 20 References Spotted Lurking In Linux Driver Package" HotHardware 6:13 PM
  • "Far Cry 5 Custom PC Comes With AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X And Vega 64, Here Is How You Can Get One" SegmentNext 8:29 AM
  • "AMD Vega 20 Listed In Linux Patch, Hints Of RX 600 Series Graphics Cards" SegmentNext 8:28 AM
  • "Invest more in people, or risk extinction: Oracle's Dalal tells SLASSCOM Summit" Lanka Business Online 8:26 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Facebook is in bear market territory, Apple is in a correction, and they are far from alone" MarketWatch 2:29 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks plummet as tech, Amazon lead broad selloff; Nasdaq negative for 2018: Amazon tumbles some 5% Monday, down more than 8% over the past month" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "Dow Comes Off Session Lows, Finishes Day Down More Than 400 Points: Stocks finish down sharply on Monday, the first trading day of the second quarter, after China's Ministry of Finance announces new tariffs of up to 25% on certain U.S. products." TheStreet 4:01 PM
  • "Dow dives as much as 750 as China puts tariffs on US goods" Associated Press 4:01 PM
  • "Stocks Tumble on Tech Selloff: Tech-heavy Nasdaq falls 2.7%, giving up its gains for the year" [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Investors have this one major problem with stocks right now: Happy new week, new month and new quarter." MarketWatch 7:34 AM
  • "Chinese stocks lead mixed Asian market trading, despite fresh tariffs against U.S.: Asian stocks rose Monday as investors looked beyond the latest trade developments to continue a fragile uptick in global equities." MarketWatch 7:33 AM

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