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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?

  • "With acquisitions off the table and iPhone sales stalled, analysts now say Apple is preparing a massive stock buyback program"  Business Insider 7:17 AM
  • "If Apple does a massive share buyback, it must be doomed" Apple 3.0 8:51 AM
  • "Apple's big clean-out: Tougher line on apps only one reason for App Store shrinking/While the App Store shrank five percent last year, apps on Google Play grew 30 percent."  ZDNet 7:35 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to Be Deposed in Qualcomm v. Apple Lawsuit on June 27" MacRumors 4:22 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook to be deposed June 27 as part of Qualcomm countersuit" AppleInsider 4:19 PM
  • "Why Apple Stock Can Withstand A Chinese Trade War"  Nasdaq 7:34 AM
  • "TD Ameritrade Partners with Apple for Business Chat" Investopedia 4:51 PM
  • "Apple Business Chat has the enterprise talking about iMessage Apps" AppleInsider 8:50 AM
  • "New MacOS backdoor connected to OceanLotus threat group: OceanLotus has been linked to attacks against human rights organizations, researchers, and more." ZDNet 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Safari Technology Preview 53 Offers Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements" MacTrast 7:09 AM
  • "macOS: How to Reset Mac SMC and NVRAM, and Why You Would Need To" The Mac Observer 3:05 PM
  • "macOS Update Stops Some External Monitors From Working" LAPTOP Magazine 12:17 PM
  • "What to do when the Mac App Store shows a different Apple ID for software updates: If you have apps downloaded from different accounts, you're stuck." Macworld 7:17 AM
  • "Beautifully Done: How To Prevent Your Mac From Overusing a Mobile Hotspot with TripMode 2" Beautiful Pixels 10:46 AM
  • "macOS and iOS: New Website Warnings (and What They Mean)" The Mac Observer 7:36 AM
  • "Safari Tip: quickly jump to the rightmost tab" iDownload Blog 11:46 AM
  • "Sorting Bookmarks In Safari" MacMost 10:01 AM
  • "How to Exclude a Word with grep" OS X Daily 4:24 PM
Press Releases
  • "YouTube TV now works in Firefox" TechCrunch 2:49 PM
  • "GTC 2018—NVIDIA Technologies Are Changing The Way We Work and Create" Architosh 12:27 PM
  • "Pond5 Launches Visual Search for Video, Using Proprietary Neural Network to Power Artificial Intelligence-Based Content Discovery" Pond5 11:33 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X update introduces ProRes RAW and advanced closed captioning" Apple 10:30 AM
  • "Apple Announce Updates to Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion for NAB 2018" 10:29 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1 gets ProRes RAW and closed captioning" iMore 10:04 AM
  • "Freeware spring updates: CalcService, WordService, XMenu" DEVONtechnologies 8:44 AM
  • "Get the most out of your Mac's audio with Boom 3" iDownload Blog 7:06 AM
  • "Need to import video into macOS? Check out iFlicks for Mac OS X" Apple World Today 6:55 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Watch: Tim Cook says DACA shouldn't have been revoked and that he's 'personally offended' by the situation/It 'goes to the core of who we are as Americans.'" Recode 11:15 AM
  • "Apple opens new store in Tokyo's Shinjuku District Saturday" Apple 6:53 AM
  • "Apple reveals new Shinjuku store ahead of grand opening" AppleInsider 6:53 AM
  • "Spotify quibbles with Apple Music over The Weeknd streaming numbers" Cult of Mac 7:05 AM
  • "Australian woman charged with murder after police use evidence from Apple Watch" Telegraph 7:10 AM
  • "Apple Watch data said to provide clues in murder trial" CNET 6:53 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook earned $12.3 million in 2017" Apple Must 8:45 AM
  • "Tim Cook pays tribute to MLK 50 years after his death" Cult of Mac 7:05 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Verizon begins LTE trials on 3.5GHz band with Nokia, Ericsson" ZDNet 9:13 PM
  • "Sonos Gets Ready for an IPO (Exclusive)" Variety 8:48 PM
  • "Exclusive: Kremlin ties to pages deleted by Facebook should have been obvious months ago" CNNMoney 7:47 PM
  • "Facebook scandal affected more users than thought: up to 87M" Associated Press 4:28 PM
  • "Sandberg: 'A few' advertisers have paused spending on Facebook" Axios 2:40 PM
  • "Yes, Facebook is reading the messages you send through Messenger" Digital Trends 9:07 AM
  • "Google employees urge the company to get out of the business of war" BGR 7:46 PM
  • "New site lets you test Google's mysterious new OS that might replace Android" BGR 10:49 AM
  • "Google Is Increasing Security at All Offices Worldwide" PC Magazine 7:24 AM
  • "Foxconn will make the world's first blockchain smartphone" CNET 6:53 AM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 167: Watch app graveyard, Apple poaches Google's AI chief, iOS 11.4 changes" 9to5Mac 2:11 PM
  • "Can hearing aids be as hip as the Apple Watch? (The 3:59, Ep. 381): Smarter hearing aids are incorporating AI and fitness tracking, Facebook's Cambridge Analytica problem got worse, and more from Amazon Key." CNET 12:09 PM
  • "Connected, Episode 187: On the Edge" MacStories 9:06 AM
  • "Apple's 2019 Mac Pro will be shaped by workflows" TechCrunch 11:15 AM
  • "Apple: Mac Pro Not Coming Before 2019" 512 Pixels 11:43 AM
  • "Apple will ship its redesigned Mac Pro in 2019: The company is shaping the design based on input from creative pros." Engadget 12:17 PM
  • "The Mac Pro Is Coming in 2019, Shaped by Apple's New Pro Workflow Team" MacStories 12:17 PM
  • "Mac Pro 2019: Is Apple planning the next transition?" Computerworld 2:04 PM
  • "PlayNitride to setup a $17 million Micro-LED production facility, reportedly in talks with Apple towards Micro-LED collaboration" MicroLED-Info 9:05 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly in Talks With PlayNitride Over MicroLED Displays" MacRumors 9:06 AM
  • "New in iOS 11.3: updating apps obtained from foreign App Stores without switching Apple IDs" iDownload Blog 9:06 AM
  • "Apple working on AR displays for the driver and passengers of a self-driving car" AppleInsider 2:40 PM
  • "Apple files for yet another patent for an augmented reality headset" Apple World Today 8:50 AM
  • "Apple Invention covers a Hybrid Touch Sensitive Keyboard" Patently Apple 8:51 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Peter Cohen Discusses His Social Media Journey" MacVoices 2:16 PM
  • "Latest Apple Pay promo offers 15-30% discounts from Adidas, Boxed, Goat, Headout, Saks Fifth Avenue, more" 9to5Mac 6:54 AM
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:02 AM

  • "9.7-inch iPad (2018) review: Apple's tablet is 'pro' enough for many of us/With Apple Pencil support, you may be fine leaving the iPad Pro behind." Macworld 6:54 AM
  • "Comparison: How the new 9.7-inch iPad stacks up against the iPad Pro" 9to5Mac 7:06 PM
  • "Compared: 2018 iPad versus the original 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pro" AppleInsider 7:02 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3, 6 months on: Does it still hold up?" Cult of Mac 8:52 AM
  • "EVGA Z10 Mechanical Keyboard Review: A Unique, Full-Featured Gaming Deck" HotHardware 10:30 AM
  • "Review: Netgear Orbi mesh system blankets your home in fast WiFi" 9to5Mac 2:11 PM
  • "Review: The headline feature of Marshall's Mid ANC on-ear wireless headphones is the least-impressive thing about them" 9to5Mac 11:15 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Medical ID Record Provides an Extended, More Flexible Solution to Storing Medical Data" MacStories 8:53 AM
  • "How to change your Apple Watch orientation" 9to5Mac 7:06 PM
  • "Last chance to restore your device to iOS 11.1.2 with futurerestore!" iDownload Blog 8:58 AM
  • "How to reset your HomePod" iMore 8:50 AM
  • "How to switch off Apple Pay sign-up reminders" Apple Must 8:46 AM
  • "Upgrade Your Mac With A Touchscreen, For Only A Dollar" Hackaday 7:35 AM
  • "iPad and iPad Pro — How to draw on screenshots with Apple Pencil — Apple" YouTube: Apple 7:24 AM
  • "iPad — How to use two apps at once — Apple" YouTube: Apple 7:24 AM
  • "How to pair Apple AirPods with your PC: Get Windows 10 and your AirPods connected." CNET 7:17 AM
  • "Amazon Music Storage is Ending, Here's What You Can Do" The Mac Observer 2:05 PM
  • "Matthew Panzarino Goes Behind-the-Scenes With Apple's Pro Workflow Team" Daring Fireball 8:14 PM
  • "Key Takeaways from Apple's Mac Pro News: 2019 Ship Date and Pro Workflow Team" The Mac Observer 6:41 PM
  • "Quick Takes: Mac Mini Turning 3.5 Years Old, But Unlike Mac Pro, Apple Remains Silent About Future Updates" MacRumors 4:18 PM
  • "Apple's Efforts to Cleanup the App Store are Paying Dividends" AppAdvice 2:11 PM
  • "Touch ID Is About to Look Old and Crusty" Mashable 10:00 AM
  • "Apple has an iPad gesture dilemma: Using an iPhone X and iPad Pro is getting confusing"  The Verge 9:21 AM
  • "I refuse to switch to an iPhone or Galaxy because of this phone" phoneArena 9:21 AM
  • "What the next iPhone needs to keep up with premium Android smartphones" ZDNet 9:09 AM
  • "Paying the piper: Apple Pay pestering" Macworld 8:50 AM
  • "What's Really Going On With Apple and Intel? A Guide to the Speculation" Gizmodo UK 7:35 AM
  • "Video games can create beneficial social connections and take on real issues" VentureBeat 7:05 PM
  • "Google Pixel 2 XL, Replaced" Thurrott 11:44 AM
  • "Hey, Maybe Don't Make the YouTube Shooting About YouTube Ad Revenue" Gizmodo 9:58 AM
  • "Is deleting your Facebook account really going to solve anything?" The Next Web 9:05 AM
  • "Huawei Matebook X Pro review: Huawei's next-generation MacBook killer" Expert Reviews 7:36 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Original Journey - A Serious Shooting Game, Out Now on iOS and Android" prMac 4:24 PM
  • "Australia comes to Civilization VI on iPad!" Aspyr 3:05 PM
  • "Gorgeous Viking Platformer 'Oddmar' Coming April 19th and Up for Pre-Order Now" Touch Arcade 7:10 PM
  • "Classic Stealth Puzzler 'Gesundheit!' Updated for iPhone X" Touch Arcade 2:12 PM
  • "Replace your clackety boring keyboard with one of these insanely futuristic ones" Mashable 2:12 PM
  • "mophie releases new 10W Charge Stream Pad+ Qi wireless charger for iPhone and more" 9to5Mac 12:09 PM
  • "Finances for iOS Adds Invoice Scanning Powered by iOS 11"s Vision Framework" MacStories 10:30 AM
  • "Harry Potter actors reunite for new iOS game" Cult of Mac 9:58 AM
  • "Readdle Documents 6.3: better PDF reader, new cloud file management & smart MP3 search" iDownload Blog 8:51 AM
  • "Unsplash, tech's favorite stock image site, now has an iOS app" The Verge 6:54 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Recently Announced Reorganization" mr 2:14 PM
  • "Microsoft Bails on Its Landmark Supreme Court Case After Passage of the CLOUD Act" Gizmodo 4:43 PM
  • "10 Amazing Moments in Microsoft's History, From Its Founding to Desktop Dominance to Today: Here's how the software company, founded on April 4, 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, paved the way for personal computing and dominated the market." CT Post 6:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Selects 12 Startups For Its Microsoft ScaleUp Accelerator Programme: Microsoft ScaleUp Is Part Of the 'Microsoft For Startups' Initiative" Inc 42 6:26 AM
  • "Microsoft vows to let partner companies keep their patents: The company wants to reassure its customers it won't steal their ideas." Engadget 7:10 AM
  • "Microsoft defends support for controversial Cloud Act" Finextra 6:26 AM
  • "Windows 10 testers get access to experimental Sets features: The feature give Windows 10's Sets a more browser-like experience." Engadget 6:07 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Sets, Bluetooth, and Calculator improvements" VentureBeat 6:03 AM
  • "Windows 10 Preview Build 17639 Improves 'Sets' Cross-Program Tabs Feature" Tom's Hardware 12:13 PM
  • "Microsoft's XiaoIce AI learns how to interrupt tactfully: Avoid totes awks moments" The Inquirer 6:09 AM
  • "Intel: some processors will never receive Meltdown and Spectre patches" BetaNews 6:24 AM
  • "Intel Remote Keyboard app discontinued in the face of critical vulnerability" ZDNet 6:05 AM
  • "Intel Adds Budget Coffee Lake Celeron and Pentium Gold processors" Guru3D 6:25 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2000 Series Pricing is Cheaper Than Previously Claimed" Game Debate 6:23 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2400G processor with powerful integrated graphics gets a big price cut" TechRadar UK 6:23 AM
  • "US security company owned by Dell to purchase Israeli cyber firm for $20M" y net news 6:16 AM
  • "Light, gorgeous, built for business - new Dell 7000 series from DCC" IT Web 6:17 AM
  • "Dell Introduces Next-Gen Consumer PCs, Displays: The new laptop and AIO portfolio are powered by Windows 10 and packed with Intel's latest 8th Gen Core processors for powerful performance." News 18 6:16 AM
  • "Dell and Alienware launch new gaming laptops powered by Intel Core i9 processor: The most powerful laptops ever from Alienware's stable, Alienware 15 and 17 will allow gamers to overclock the computers by upto 5.0GHZ." MoneyControl 6:17 AM
  • "Dell Alienware 15, Alienware 17 Powered By Intel Core i9 Officially Launched" Let's Game 6:16 AM
  • "VR Is PC Gaming's Next Crysis Moment: Alienware Boss" Gadgets 360 6:15 AM
  • "Pat Gelsinger, VMware's CEO: Digitize or Die" Forbes 6:15 AM
  • "HPE shines in IDC Converged Systems tracker, Cisco does not" The Register 2:14 PM
  • "HP announces a range of powerful new ZBook mobile workstations" Neowin 8:15 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise declares $0.1125 dividend" Seeking Alpha 7:57 AM
  • "IBM says breached records dropped by nearly 25 percent to 2.9 billion last year" ZDNet 6:05 AM
  • "IBM CEO Panel Shares How The Disrupted Will Become The Disruptors" Forbes 4:18 PM
  • "Bitcoin Daily: IBM Develops 'Permissioned' Blockchain Networks, Hackers Put Mining Scripts In Ads" PYMNTS 6:24 AM
  • "IBM is doing something with quantum computing that's never been done before" BGR 12:11 PM
  • "Oracle's CEO Criticizes Amazon in Contract Row" Bloomberg 4:19 PM
  • "What Oracle's Lawsuit Win against Google Means for Software Industry" Market Realist 5:01 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stocks post first 3-day gain in a month as trade fears take a back seat: Chip makers fall, pressured by Micron" MarketWatch 4:14 PM
  • "Dow Secures 3-Day Winning Streak For First Time Since Late February: Stocks rise Thursday as worries about a full-blown trade war between the U.S. and China ease with the focus now turning to negotiations." TheStreet 4:14 PM
  • "Stocks jump as trade war fears ease; Amazon, Facebook rally" Associated Press 4:13 PM
  • "Stocks open higher following Wednesday's wild ride" FOXBusiness 9:00 AM
  • "Stocks Extend Recovery as Trade Concerns Ease: Investors optimistic the U.S. and China will ultimately reach a compromise on trade" [Paid Membership Required] 4:13 PM
  • "Asian markets gain on hopes of averting trade war: Stocks take U-turn as investors confident of compromise between U.S., China" MarketWatch 8:59 AM
  • "Trade-relief rally extends to Europe, where stocks tap 3-week highs: Auto makers, Ubisoft, Telecom Italia among the big movers" MarketWatch 8:59 AM

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