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Weekend Highlights: JPMorgan predicts Apple's annual ad income will hit $11 billion by 2025; Goldman faces Wall Street scrutiny over AppleCard sexism; Apple hires Richard Pleper, former CEO of HBO, "signal commitment to quality on new streaming service" says Financial Times; Apple "repudiates...'Ive Doctrine'" with new MacBook Pros, proving company "is hearing its customers, and sometimes even reacting to them"; Google raises ire of IT admins by secretly changing Chrome setting; stick to normal update cycle how Apple will dominate 5G in 2020 argues Strategy Analytics; Apple removes 181 vape apps from App Store; Gary Oldman will star in new Apple drama series "Slow Horses"; CNET reviews 16" MacBook Pro; iMore takes Photoshop for iPad for a spin.

  • "Israeli agency investigating Apple over handling of iPhone slowdown: Israel's consumer protection bureau said on Tuesday it was investigating Apple over a failure to disclose to consumers that its software could slow performance in some iPhones."  Reuters 8:19 AM
  • "iPhone depleted battery throttling controversy investigations expand to Israel" AppleInsider 10:02 AM
  • "3 Things to Expect from Apple Inc.'s 2019 Mac Pro: This Fool offers up some educated guesses about what hardware to expect inside of Apple's 2019 Mac Pro computer." The Motley Fool 9:19 PM
  • "Apple flexes its green muscles"  Telecoms 8:49 AM
  • "Apple is now completely powered by clean energy" CNNMoney 12:13 PM
  • "All of Apple's Facilities Now 100% Green Powered" Investopedia 3:51 PM
  • "All Apple facilities now powered by clean energy" Telegraph 8:25 AM
  • "Apple Goes All Green" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:48 AM
  • "Apple Will Probably Make a Key Bet With Its New iPhones That Must Work Out: After somewhat flopping with a high-end iPhone, Apple will likely be more competitive with prices for its upcoming iPhones." TheStreet 12:33 PM
  • "Steve Jobs had to convince Tim Cook to join Apple in 1998 — here's how he did it"  CNBC 10:15 AM
  • "Apple Must Pay $502.6 Million to VirnetX, Federal Jury Rules"  Bloomberg 7:26 PM
  • "Apple ordered to pay $502M to VirnetX in lengthy patent fight: The latest judgment in a years-long legal battle finds that the iPhone maker infringed patents related to secure communications." CNET 7:27 PM
  • "Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $502.6M in patent infringement row" AppleInsider 8:05 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg was ready to pounce on Apple's data practices at Senate hearing"  AppleInsider 9:40 PM
  • "New standard brings stronger authentication to browsers" BetaNews 7:19 AM
  • "Web standard brings password-free sign-ins to virtually any site: Use your fingerprint reader or camera in a wide variety of browsers." Engadget 8:17 AM
  • "New web standard would allow Touch ID and Face ID to be used to login to websites" 9to5Mac 8:16 AM
  • "Keynote 8 for Mac review: New image gallery, better interactivity with other iWork apps/With only one new feature, a slideshow option, this release puts keynote in sync with other apps and Keynote for iOS." Macworld 7:11 AM
  • "Apple Photos for Mac: How to export a Photos album's contents sequentially/While it's not obvious, you can preserve your album order in an export." Macworld 8:17 AM
  • "How to remove your Facebook data from macOS" 9to5Mac 3:58 PM
  • "Numbers Donut Charts" MacMost 10:34 AM
  • "How to Make Animated GIFs with Live Photos on Your Mac" The Mac Observer 9:54 AM
  • "Pro Tip: Pin Safari's tabs so you can find them faster" Cult of Mac 1:09 PM
  • "How to Access & Search Safari History on Mac" OS X Daily 1:40 PM
  • "How to reduce the file size of a PDF in macOS High Sierra" Apple World Today 7:18 AM
Press Releases
  • "Vimeo launches macOS app for easy video sharing, Final Cut Pro integration" 9to5Mac 9:56 AM
  • "iMovie Version 10.1.9 for macOS Gets Update – Gains Support for iPhone X, More" MacTrast 8:16 AM
  • "Handbrake 1.1.0 revamps user interface, adds Vimeo, YouTube and 4K presets" BetaNews 7:19 AM
  • "PDFpen 10 Adds Watermarks, Headers & Footers, and Enhanced Selections" prMac 7:03 AM
  • "Speedscriber 2 Update includes iTT Export for Use in Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1" 7:15 AM
  • "SpeedScriber 2.0 adds five new languages and enhanced captions export" prMac 7:03 AM
  • "Mail Designer 365 version 1.2 offers brand new teamwork tools for the perfect newsletter workflow" Tower One 7:01 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Lands Isaac Asimov 'Foundation' TV Series From David Goyer & Josh Friedman"  Deadline 11:40 AM
  • "Apple Working on TV Show Adapted From Isaac Asimov's 'Foundation' Novels" MacRumors 11:41 AM
  • "Google and Apple's apps industry is having one bumper 2018" Memeburn 7:18 AM
  • "More than 80 percent of teens own iPhone, survey says" CNET 3:01 PM
  • "Over 80% of teenagers prefer iPhone to Android — and that's great news for Apple" Business Insider 12:25 PM
  • "Survey: 82% of U.S. teens have an iPhone. 84% want one." Apple 3.0 7:18 AM
  • "82 percent of U.S. teens use an iPhone — and that number is only growing" Digital Trends 7:14 PM
  • "Apple's Steve Wozniak May Join #DeleteFacebook Campaign" Zacks 11:23 AM
  • "Unseen Steve Jobs interview shares business secrets" Cult of Mac 10:01 AM
  • "Apple store besieged by protesters in Paris 'die-in' over tax avoidance" The Register 8:26 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Yep, Russian trolls hit Reddit, too—on /r/funny and elsewhere/CEO: 'We still have a lot of room to improve, and we intend to remain vigilant.'" Ars Technica 5:46 PM
  • "Sprint, T-Mobile Restart Deal Talks, Once Again: Talks are preliminary; five months after prior talks collapsed over terms" [Paid Membership Required] 12:12 PM
  • "YouTube Hackers Deface Despacito and Other Popular Vevo Videos" Gizmodo 8:55 AM
  • "Bots May Be Behind Two-Thirds of Links Shared on Twitter, a New Study Finds" Time 7:14 AM
  • "Zuckerberg: Facebook is in 'arms race' with Russia" BBC 8:23 PM
  • "Zuckerberg says a 'version' of Facebook will always be free: He said it during his Senate testimony today." Engadget 6:03 PM
  • "Zuckerberg to Senate: 'My position is not that there should be no regulation'" VentureBeat 3:57 PM
  • "Zuckerberg urges privacy carve outs to compete with China" TechCrunch 3:57 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg felt all the feelings during his Senate committee hearing" Mashable 3:19 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg says AI won't be able to reliably detect hate speech for 'five to 10' years" Business Insider 3:06 PM
  • "CEO Zuckerberg says Facebook going through 'philosophical shift'" Reuters 3:01 PM
  • "Facebook did not inform the FTC about initial Cambridge Analytica leak" TechCrunch 2:47 PM
  • "Senate tells Mark Zuckerberg: Don't let Facebook become a 'privacy nightmare'/The Facebook CEO faces two days of grilling from federal lawmakers this week over privacy, the abuse of data and election interference on the platform." ZDNet 2:31 PM
  • "Americans think Facebook's response to data drama is unacceptable" CNET 8:26 AM
  • "Watch Mark Zuckerberg's Senate committee testimony - live updates" CBS News 8:26 AM
  • "Zuckerberg testifies before Congress, day 1: start time, live stream, and live blog" The Verge 7:11 AM
  • "ZTE's new concept phone has 2 notches" Mashable 7:10 AM
  • "Denmark hired a tech ambassador. After what happened with Facebook, maybe every country should." Mashable 7:10 AM
  • "9to5Mac Daily 061: April 10, 2018" 9to5Mac 5:53 PM
  • "Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, April 11 at 11 a.m. Pacific" Macworld 1:09 PM
  • "Companies Committing to User Privacy, Apple's R&D Efforts -TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-10" The Mac Observer 1:05 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 50 – TMI: Managing the Information Firehose" MacStories 7:15 AM
  • "Apple CPU Moves for Macs—Will Offer Enhanced Security, Says Cybersecurity Expert" Architosh 7:02 AM
  • "(PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Now Available to Order" MacRumors 8:17 AM
  • "A future Apple Watch could respond to motions and gestures" Apple World Today 8:12 AM
  • "Apple patent hints at an Apple Watch with a circular display" Apple World Today 8:12 AM
  • "Report: Latest iOS 11 update is bricking iPhone 8s with third-party displays" BGR 6:58 PM
  • "iOS 11.3 upgrade fatal for some repaired iPhone 8 screens done by third-party shops" AppleInsider 11:23 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:02 AM

  • "Here's what the red iPhone 8 looks like in real life: We go hands-on with the new black-on-red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus." CNET 8:06 PM
  • "iPhone 8 review: The upgrade many people will be looking for/iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus go Bionic: Better-looking displays, inductive charging, smarter cameras, neural engine processing, AR-optimized — for everyone not interested in the X-factor." iMore 8:16 AM
  • "Other World Computing Thunderbolt 3 flash storage" Bare Feats 9:54 AM
  • "Review: Solis SO-8000 Stereo Bluetooth Vacuum Tube Audio System" iLounge 1:09 PM
  • "Hands on: Blue Raspberry microphone works with your Mac, iPhone, or iPad" AppleInsider 11:39 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Keynote 4 for iOS review: Modest upgrade features Apple Pencil support, new image gallery/Apple presentation app needs to be developed further along than this." Macworld 7:11 AM
  • "Star Wars: Jedi Challenges review: Lightsaber-swinging, augmented reality fun/Bring iconic duels to life with a headset, your smartphone, and a motion controller." Macworld 7:11 AM
  • "'Shadowgun Legends' Review - Epic but Not Legendary" Touch Arcade 3:50 PM
  • "How to enable 'Calls on Other Devices' like iPad or Mac" 9to5Mac 7:09 PM
  • "Mac, iOS: How to check if Cambridge Analytica used your Facebook data" Computerworld 8:19 AM
  • "How to enable Wi-Fi calling on iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 7:10 AM
  • "How to send a heartbeat from your Apple Watch" Apple Must 9:54 AM
  • "Every Single Setting in iOS Control Center and How Each One Works" Gizmodo 8:49 AM
  • "Apple gives red iPhone 8 that, um, sexy '80s nightclub feel/Commentary: To coincide with the release of its special edition red iPhone 8 on Friday, Cupertino releases an ad that oozes allure." CNET 9:18 PM
  • "Survey Finds iPhones Are More Popular With Teens Than Ever" UberGizmo 9:05 PM
  • "A New Web API Aims to Kill Passwords. Will This Affect Apple?" The Mac Observer 6:42 PM
  • "Watch: Should you upgrade to Apple's 2018 iPad?" AppleInsider 3:57 PM
  • "Apple: Too many planes, not enough runways/Apple's product lineup is bigger than it's ever been, but a few of those products haven't been lined up in a long time. So what's going on and why?"  iMore 12:13 PM
  • "Apple is winning the post-Android generation" Apple Must 11:19 AM
  • "Touchless Control and the lessons of history" ["Curved glass? Yeah, okay. I trust Apple when it comes to hardware design. Touchless Control? Sorry to say, I'm trusting Apple a bit less in the area of usability these days."]  Ken Segall's Observatory 11:18 AM
  • "Comment: After 100% renewable energy, it's time for Apple to really tackle product packaging"  9to5Mac 10:01 AM
  • "Why I'm not too excited about an iPhone with a curved display"  BGR 10:01 AM
  • "This Russian's collusion with an iPhone 7 proves that the best camera is the one you carry" phoneArena 8:49 AM
  • "My love/hate relationship with glass-backed smartphones" Pocketnow 8:49 AM
  • "Why is it taking Apple so long to update the Mac Pro?" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Unfixable: The terminal nature of iOS problems" Macworld 8:17 AM
  • "Apple should buy MeWe and grow the 'Apple Tree' as a Facebook alternative" Apple World Today 7:19 AM
  • "How Cambridge Analytica got my private Facebook data" BBC 5:46 PM
  • "'I keep getting the same phone case over and over': How Amazon's review system is ripe for abuse" Business Insider 3:06 PM
  • "Suunto's New Smartwatch Is Affordable, Looks Great And Travels Well" Forbes 8:27 AM
  • "Facebook regulation: How much is too much?" Reuters 8:26 AM
  • "Comic: Good News For Siri/Apple hiring John Giannandrea is good for Siri, right?" iMore 8:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Burst: A Reddit Client to Pop Your Filter Bubble" MacStories 12:51 PM
  • "Instagram launches rumored Focus feature, like Portrait Mode for iPhone 6s and later" 9to5Mac 12:13 PM
  • "Get Apple's new (PRODUCT)RED wallpaper on any iPhone now" Cult of Mac 11:39 AM
  • "MicroStrategy Further Transforms Visual Data Discovery with MicroStrategy 10.11™" Business Wire 8:47 AM
  • "WhenHub Raises Crypto Bar - Concurrently Launches App and ICO" PRNewswire 3:54 PM
  • "Epson Introduces a Range of New Affordable and Compact Printing Solutions for Printing at Home" PRNewswire 8:47 AM
  • "Fleetsmith Launches Secure, Automated Apple Device Management with Zero-Touch Deployment through Apple DEP" PRNewswire 8:46 AM
  • "Fleetsmith Scores Series A from Upfront Ventures, Index Ventures, and Harrison Metal to Tackle Apple Device Management and Security" PRNewswire 8:47 AM
  • "New Oracle Health Sciences mHealth Connector Cloud Service Enables Digital Clinical Trials at Scale and Delivers New Level of Patient Centricity" ["'Using the Oracle mHealth Connector Cloud Service, we were able to easily transfer patient data from our Apple ResearchKit apps to the clinical trial cloud application. The integration process was straightforward and painless,' said Jay Graves, CTO of POSSIBLE Mobile."] PRNewswire 8:46 AM
  • "Infor EzRMS Mobile App Enables Revenue Management on the Go" PRNewswire 8:46 AM
  • "RAW Power for iOS photo editor updated with improved file management, interface changes, more" 9to5Mac 8:42 AM
  • "AustinSoft takes Day-n-Night Global" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "MLB 9 for iOS gives you your baseball gaming fix on the go" Cult of Mac 7:18 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Hyper-V Input Validation Flaw Lets Local Guest Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Host System Memory Information" Security Tracker 9:08 PM
  • "Microsoft 'cuts off' some customers over AI abuse fears: Firm regulates the way that customers can use its AI tech" The Inquirer 10:01 AM
  • "When will Microsoft end support for your version of Windows or Office?" ZDNet 12:12 PM
  • "Microsoft set to release Spring Creators Update for Windows 10 today: As updates go, it's a bit meh" The Inquirer 6:49 AM
  • "The Windows 10 spring update no longer lets you disable web search in Start" Neowin 5:33 PM
  • "Microsoft's Project Zanzibar blends digital and physical worlds to create something truly special" TechRadar UK 6:59 AM
  • "Microsoft to Drive Skill Development With Azure Powered Solution" Dataquest 6:59 AM
  • "Intel Is Back In The Game With This Strategy Shift" Seeking Alpha 6:10 AM
  • "Intel's Hades Canyon NUC is a tiny gaming powerhouse: It's uncharted territory for mini-desktops." Engadget 9:17 AM
  • "Intel Kills Off Remote Keyboard App For iOS & Android Citing Vulnerabilities" UberGizmo 6:56 AM
  • "Investigation finds Intel Kaby Lake-G is more Polaris than Vega" Hexus 6:56 AM
  • "Intel's Kaby Lake-G Radeons Might Use Hybrid Polaris-Vega Solution" ExtremeTech 2:18 PM
  • "How Intel's Core i9 processors will inject desktop-grade power into future laptops" TechRadar UK 5:38 PM
  • "Intel Working on New Discrete GPUs, Codenamed Arctic Sound" ExtremeTech 6:03 PM
  • "AMD rolls out CPU firmware and Windows 10 patches to protect against Spectre exploits: You get the updated firmware via motherboard BIOS updates. Maybe." PCWorld Australia 5:38 PM
  • "HP invests in British wireless charging start-up Chargifi" Telegraph 6:35 AM
  • "HP Chromebook x2 is the first detachable Chrome OS laptop-Android tablet" Android Community 6:55 AM
  • "IBM updates its skinny mainframe lineup" TechCrunch 6:36 AM
  • "IBM launches 'skinny' Z mainframe designed for 19-inch standard data center rack" ZDNet 6:41 AM
  • "IBM swings shrink ray from workforce to mainframes: New z-series model fits in 19-inch rack without special cooling" The Register 6:58 AM
  • "IBM Slims Down Pair of Mainframes for the Cloud" eWeek 2:54 PM
  • "IBM tweaks its z14 mainframe to make it a better physical fit for the data center: IBM is making rack-mounted versions - ZR1 and Rockhopper II - of its latest z14t mainframe, that are able to securely run containerized software." Network World 8:39 PM
  • "Cisco launches SaaS, virtual appliance versions of Tetration" ZDNet 7:13 AM
  • "Oracle rolls out Loyalty Cloud, other new CX products" ZDNet 7:13 AM
  • "When the Cloud Is Swamped, It's Edge Computing, AI to the Rescue: Powerful local processors can obviate the need for a device to have a cloud connection." PC Magazine 12:13 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "'Curbing our enthusiasm' — big bank takes a knife to its S&P 500 target" MarketWatch 7:15 AM
  • "Dow Surges as China's Xi Helps Ease Trade Tensions; Facebook Shares Jump: Stocks surge after Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges to open more sectors to foreign companies." TheStreet 5:34 PM
  • "Economy in 'good shape;' inflation remains a risk: Plosser" FOXBusiness 10:03 AM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite Index closes above 7000; up 143.96 points at 7,094.30" Nasdaq 5:35 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Surge After China's Xi Eases Trade Fears: Tech Stocks also outperform as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress" [Paid Membership Required] 5:36 PM
  • "Asian markets rise following Xi's pledge to open Chinese markets" MarketWatch 7:16 AM
  • "Europe stocks hit multiweek highs after China dials back on trade rhetoric" MarketWatch 7:16 AM

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