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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.

  • "Apple Working on Touchless Control and Curved iPhone Screen" ["...iPhones, projects that may help the company differentiate its most-important product in an increasingly crowded market, according to people with knowledge of the matter"]  Bloomberg 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Allegedly Working On Touchless, Curved iPhone Screens" Forbes 8:41 AM
  • "What Apple is getting by poaching Google's top AI executive"  Quartz 3:03 PM
  • "Apple hires former Google executive as AI chief" Reuters 3:58 PM
  • "Apple's latest hire should see Siri get seriously smarter"  Digital Trends 8:25 AM
  • "Google search chief hired by Apple after Siri set-backs" BBC 7:44 AM
  • "Apple snaps up Google's AI chief to fix Siri" The Next Web 7:52 AM
  • "Apple hiring Google's AI chief is a huge test for Siri's privacy stance"  Macworld 8:41 AM
  • "Apple pays its female staff up to 26% less than men in the UK" Business Insider 8:41 AM
  • "iPhone Slowdown Lawsuits Ordered to Be Centralized in Northern California District Court" MacRumors 3:22 PM
  • "Tim Cook talks MLK's legacy & the power of young people at Alabama leadership conference"  9to5Mac 7:00 PM
  • "Apple Releases First Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 1:51 PM
  • "iTunes 12.6.4 Released as Minor Update to Version With Built-In App Store" MacRumors 9:44 AM
  • "Latest macOS Update Disables DisplayLink, Rendering Thousands of Monitors Dead" Slashdot 7:52 AM
  • "macOS 10.13.4 update breaks Duet Display, Air Display & USB DisplayLink drivers" AppleInsider 11:49 AM
  • "Do You Use a Third Party Mac Display? Don't Update macOS Yet" The Mac Observer 6:06 PM
  • "How to write a killer report with Pages for Mac and iPad" Cult of Mac 2:34 PM
  • "How to Run 64-Bit Only Mode Mac OS" OS X Daily 2:34 PM
  • "How to Install Ubuntu and Dual-Boot macOS" Apple Gazette 10:15 AM
  • "How to connect a PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller to your Mac" iMore 12:07 PM
  • "macOS High Sierra: 3 Ways to Sandbox Facebook for Optimal Privacy" The Mac Observer 1:01 PM
  • "Having Mac Display issues? Try macOS 10.13.4. Except..." The Mac Observer 6:05 PM
  • "Back to the Mac 007: State of eGPU [Video]"  9to5Mac 10:07 AM
Press Releases
  • "1Password 7 Beta for Mac and Windows reveals major facelift, lots of new and improved features" BetaNews 9:28 AM
  • "Graphite is a fine 2D/3D CAD wireframe drafting package for Mac, Windows systems" Apple World Today 8:25 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Music Hits Landmark Of 40 Million Paid Subscribers"  UberGizmo 9:06 PM
  • "Doctors find iPhone 4S app better at assessing heart blood flow than traditional methods: Method simply uses the iPhone's camera to calculate heart rate"  V3 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Music hits landmark 40 million paid subscribers" AppleInsider 1:06 PM
  • "Apple Music is growing like crazy as service hits 40 million subscribers" BGR 6:49 PM
  • "Apple's former retail stores: Where are they now?" 9to5Mac 12:26 PM
  • "Apple drama starring Jennifer Aniston forced to switch showrunners" Cult of Mac 7:48 AM
  • "Tech products largely exempted from US import tariffs on 1300 Chinese products" 9to5Mac 10:07 AM
  • "New Apple Pay ads promote the faster way to splash your cash" Cult of Mac 7:48 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Cambridge Analytica denies accessing data on 87M Facebook 30M" TechCrunch 6:26 PM
  • "Trump's meeting with a major tech CEO reportedly included a discussion about a potential Amazon-Pentagon deal worth billions" Business Insider 3:10 PM
  • "The first 4K Chromebook might be in the works" The Verge 3:04 PM
  • "Thousands of Google Employees Protest Company's Involvement in Pentagon AI Drone Program" Gizmodo 2:34 PM
  • "Taboola Signs Deal With ZTE to Create Android Rival to Apple News: The content recommendation firm has reached an agreement with smartphone manufacturer ZTE Corp. to include recommended news links on users' phones" [Paid Membership Required] 11:44 AM
  • "Kids expected to drive VR demand as parents try to moderate health risks" VentureBeat 10:16 AM
  • "Is technology driving your pet insane? Be aware of the secret flicker and noise that home technology may transmit to your pets." CNET 8:41 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg: We didn't do enough to keep users safe" Engadget 3:28 PM
  • "Facebook Scans the Photos and Links You Send on Messenger" Bloomberg 2:39 PM
  • "Facebook admits Cambridge Analytica hijacked data on up to 87M users" TechCrunch 1:39 PM
  • "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify Before Congress Next Week" Time 8:26 AM
  • "YouTube shooting could draw tech further into gun control debate" Axios 8:25 AM
  • "Shooter at YouTube headquarters was angry at demonetization of her videos" BetaNews 7:52 AM
  • "YouTube shooter posted bizarre videos, manifesto before rampage" New York Post 7:45 AM
  • "YouTube attacker was vegan activist who accused tech firm of discrimination" Reuters 7:37 AM
  • "9to5Mac Daily 057: April 4, 2018" 9to5Mac 6:27 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg vs. Tim Cook, Apple's New AI Chief, and Making HomeKit Great -ACM 456" The Mac Observer 6:08 PM
  • "New iPad review, Apple to ditch Intel, and iOS 11.4 beta: Macworld Podcast episode 599" Macworld 3:11 PM
  • "Digital Artist Kyle Lambert On The Creative Process, His Projects and His Tools" MacVoices 2:35 PM
  • "Windows versus Mac Security, Listener Comments -TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-04" The Mac Observer 1:00 PM
  • "Intel Inside: The CPUs Apple could stuff in the next MacBooks/No one actually knows outside of Apple, but here's what we think Apple just might do with Intel's new laptop CPUs" Macworld 7:17 AM
  • "How a custom processor could make Apple's MacBooks exciting again" Macworld 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Planning iPhones With Touchless Gesture Controls and Curved Screens to Launch Within Three Years" MacRumors 8:32 AM
  • "Apple experimenting with touchless controls & curved screens for future iPhones" AppleInsider 8:32 AM
  • "iOS could detect when you hover you finger over the screen" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "iOS 11.3 makes updating foreign apps easier than ever" Cult of Mac 11:13 AM
  • "Could Apple Offer Foldable iPhones by 2020?" Market Realist 8:28 AM
  • "iOS 11.4 Public Beta 1: Here's what's new/Now that iOS 11.3 is out, Apple is pushing iOS 11.4 to beta testers." ZDNet 9:26 AM
  • "Cumulative App Store titles declined for first time in 2017, report says" AppleInsider 7:37 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:17 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:17 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:17 AM

  • "Watch: 2018 iPad vs. 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro" AppleInsider 7:45 PM
  • "Review: Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro & DT 990 Pro Over-Ear Headphones" iLounge 1:36 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Style your text in places that accept only plain formatting with Textlicious for iPhone" iDownload Blog 3:04 PM
  • "How to Get the Most Out of Your New Sixth-Generation iPad" MacRumors 9:17 PM
  • "How to sync your local iTunes library when you're subscribed to Apple Music" 9to5Mac 7:42 PM
  • "How to Bulk Remove Third-Party Apps And Websites Using Your Facebook Account to Login" iPhone Hacks 10:43 AM
  • "How to Adjust iOS' Volume via Workflow When Streaming Audio to HomePod" MacStories 9:44 AM
  • "Drawing in iOS Pages, Numbers and Keynote" MacMost 8:53 AM
  • "101+ funny things to ask Siri" Apple Must 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Leaving Intel on Macs by 2020—Impact on New Mac Pro" Architosh 7:37 PM
  • "Apple and its future with Artificial Intelligence: An Apple as serious about AI as it is about silicon could be a powerful force for the future of computing." iMore 6:12 PM
  • "Apple Pay reminders and media responsibility" iMore 3:47 PM
  • "On Apple, Love Letters and Educators" Oh My Pizza! 2:32 PM
  • "Apple really wants you to buy things quickly/Commentary: In a series of new iPhone X ads, Cupertino shows how you can buy things in seconds with Apple Pay. But should you?"  CNET 12:26 PM
  • "Apple Could Use a Software Reboot" RealMoney 11:13 AM
  • "Apple's Siri: the only search engine you'll need" Computerworld 10:45 AM
  • "Comment: Curved screens are a stepping stone toward a high-end foldable iPhone" 9to5Mac 9:25 AM
  • "Apple could take a page from Google when it comes to app and game discovery"  iMore 8:41 AM
  • "What's Really Going On With Apple and Intel? A Guide to the Speculation" Gizmodo 3:40 PM
  • "Why the next Mac processor transition won't be like the last two" Macworld 8:31 AM
  • "A Really Dumb Wall Street Journal Story on Apple Pay That Almost Makes a Good Point at the Very Beginning" Daring Fireball 8:30 AM
  • "Siri's new boss: What the pundits are saying" Apple 3.0 8:26 AM
  • "Apple To Ditch Intel? The Truth Is, It Already Has"  Forbes 1:20 PM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (51): Apple, Processors, Education and Privacy" eXtensions 7:17 AM
  • "Michael Tsai's rollup on comments about Apple's reported plans for an ARM-based Mac" The Loop 8:41 AM
  • "Comment: I'm not rushing back to the Pixel 2 XL after using the Galaxy S9+, here's why" 9to5Google 3:02 PM
  • "Netflix Valuation: A European Perspective" Foliovision 10:45 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple shares new iPad tutorial videos featuring Apple Pencil, Split View and more" AppleInsider 6:27 PM
  • "Two New Apple Videos for Working on iPad, Sock Puppets and Cherries Not Included" The Mac Observer 6:27 PM
  • "iPhone X Impresses Former Samsung Owners, Finds Strategy Analytics: But Price May Provide Opportunity to Re-claim Converters" Business Wire 1:51 PM
  • "Amazon adds music automation to Echo products as HomePod lags behind" 9to5Mac 1:36 PM
  • "Apple Pay makes long-awaited debut in Brazil" AppleInsider 8:55 AM
  • "Using Jamf Pro to upgrade devices to iOS 11.3 breaks them; fix on the way" 9to5Mac 8:33 AM
  • "1Password replaces Teams Pro with new business plan" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "The best external drives for your Mac or PC" iDownload Blog 8:27 AM
  • "Sonnet Launches Powerful New macOS® Compatible Thunderbolt™ 3 External Graphics (eGPU) Solution" Wall Street Communications 7:17 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft will pour $5 billion into IoT over 4 years, tripling prior spending" VentureBeat 12:48 PM
  • "Can Microsoft Become Bigger Than Amazon in the Cloud?" The Motley Fool 9:15 AM
  • "Microsoft: Yes, we agree that Irish email dispute is moot... now what's this new warrant about?" The Register 9:13 AM
  • "Windows 10 Conquers the United States Department of Defense" Softpedia 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Update KB4099950 to Fix Network Adapter Issues" Softpedia 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft calls for dismissal of US Supreme Court privacy fight over Dublin emails" Irish Times 9:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Issues Critical Windows 10 Patch For Windows Defender" HotHardware 6:07 PM
  • "How IBM's game show winning supercomputer is solving problems before they occur" CNBC 9:01 AM
  • "HP Inc targets fraudulent consumables manufacturers" ITP Technology 8:59 AM
  • "HP DF1050TW digital picture frame packs a touch display and modern style" Windows Central 8:59 AM
  • "Dell Unveils New G Series Laptops For Gamers On A Budget" Tech Times 8:58 AM
  • "New Dell G Series Gaming Notebooks Feature Up To 6 Cores And 12 Threads" SegmentNext 8:57 AM
  • "Dell's Alienware laptops get a boost thanks to Intel's Core i9 Coffee Lake CPUs" Rock Paper ShotGun 8:56 AM
  • "NBA 2K League seals partnerships with Dell, Intel" Sport Business 8:55 AM
  • "Dell's new XPS 15 laptop has the power to entice gamers" Stuff Magazine 8:57 AM
  • "Dell powers up XPS flagship laptop" New Atlas 8:52 AM
  • "Intel says it won't patch older chips for Spectre" The Verge 12:45 PM
  • "Intel won't be patching the Spectre V2 flaw in its older chips any time soon" The Inquirer 8:52 AM
  • "Here Are The Processors That Won't Receive A Spectre Patch From Intel" HotHardware 6:07 PM
  • "Intel won't patch some of its older processors against Meltdown and Spectre" TechRadar UK 8:51 AM
  • "Intel Says It Won't Fix Meltdown and Spectre in Some Vulnerable Chips" Softpedia 8:51 AM
  • "Intel: We now won't ever patch Spectre variant 2 flaw in these chips" ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "Intel admits a load of its CPUs have Spectre v2 flaw that can't be fixed: And won't fix Meltdown nor Spectre for 10 product families covering 230-plus CPUs" The Register 1:17 PM
  • "Here Are The Processors That Won't Receive A Spectre Patch From Intel" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Intel finishes Spectre patching, some older CPUs won't receive planned updates: RIP Core 2. You'll be missed." Computerworld New Zealand 8:43 PM
  • "Intel's debut 6-core Core i9 CPUs could push gaming laptops past 5GHz speeds" Tech Zone Z 8:50 AM
  • "Intel launches most powerful laptop chip eyeing content creation, VR, and gaming" ZDNet 8:18 AM
  • "Budget gamers: You can get some Intel Coffee Lake chips for as little as $42" PCWorld 8:12 AM
  • "Intel to sell Wind River unit to TPG" Telecompaper 8:50 AM
  • "Intel flogs off Wind River after it failed to deliver mobile supremacy" The Register 8:49 AM
  • "Intel spins out Wind River" Converge 8:48 AM
  • "AMD aims at IoT with Zen architecture-based processors" ITP Technology 8:41 AM
  • "Trump whines and dines Oracle co-CEO Catz – reports" The Register 8:36 AM
  • "Oracle's Catz Said to Discuss Amazon Contract Fight at Dinner With Trump" Bloomberg Video 3:02 PM
  • "Oracle signs new lead for Kuwait & Bahrain" ITP Technology 8:36 AM
  • "Oracle Strengthens Presence in Kuwait; Omar Draghmeh Appointed Country Leader" Al Bawaba 8:36 AM
  • "Critical vulnerability opens Cisco switches to remote attack" HelpNetSecurity 8:34 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Faces 10% Short-Term Pullback" Investopedia 11:44 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks end 1% higher in pronounced turnaround from early trade-driven weakness: Wall Street posts remarkable turnaround; Dow jumps more than 700 points from trough to peak" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Rallies 700 Points From Low After Rough Start, Stocks Close Higher: Stocks are higher on Wednesday in spite of China saying it will slap reciprocal 25% tariffs on 106 U.S. products including soybeans, cars, planes, whiskey, and chemicals." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks fall as China tariff threat hits Boeing shares as trade war fears intensify: U.S. stocks recouped a chunk of earlier losses in another rocky trading day after China struck back with threats to levy tariffs on more than 100 American-made goods ranging from autos to airplanes, a move that threatens to escalate the trade fight between the world's two biggest economies." USA Today 12:01 PM
  • "The Dow's wild ride claws back 510 points to close higher" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Rebound Sharply After Initial Tumble: Dow industrials gain 1% after falling as much as 510 points in the opening minutes" [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "The Dow is attempting its best comeback in 6 weeks as stock market recovers from early rout: The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.13% on Wednesday afternoon is trying to mount its best best rebound from an intraday low in about six weeks, according to WSJ Market Data Group." MarketWatch 11:58 AM
  • "Asian markets head lower following latest U.S.-China trade tensions: Most Asia-Pacific stock markets edged lower as trade tensions rose between Washington and Beijing, but equities in mainland China were the surprising exception as investors took a sanguine view on the U.S. tariff plans." MarketWatch 7:29 AM
  • "European stocks end lower as China pulls out 'big guns' against U.S. tariffs: European stocks closed with losses Wednesday, after China hit back against U.S. tariffs on its products. Beijing issued a list of 106 U.S. goods that will be subject to levies by the world's second-largest economy." MarketWatch 11:56 AM

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