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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/Macintosh
  • "Apple's new model: Please subscribe/Apple's Services division has become one of its more successful businesses."  Macworld 7:28 AM
  • "Break Even and Lock In: Apple's Subscription Services Strategy" The Motley Fool 9:34 AM
  • "Everyone Talks About Apple's Changing Business Except Apple"  BloombergGadfly 8:02 AM
  • "This is why Apple needs a cheaper iPhone: Apple has managed to keep the iPhone a premium brand for over a decade, but now it's time to expand into lower-priced categories."  ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone X will be killed off this year, analyst says" CNBC 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Struggles With Effort to Diversify Screen Suppliers: Manufacturing problems at South Korea's LG Display could force Apple to rely solely on Samsung for high-end and costly smartphone screens"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:25 AM
  • "Sloppy report depicts Apple as struggling with LG as an alternative to Samsung OLEDs on new iPhones"  AppleInsider 10:04 AM
  • "Report: Apple Stuck With Samsung for iPhone OLED Supply/It looks increasingly likely the 2018 iPhones will use Samsung OLED displays exclusively." PC Magazine 8:39 AM
  • "Apple sets the Justice Department on AT&T and Verizon due to e-SIM-thwarting collusion attempt"  MSPoweruser 10:30 PM
OS X
News
  • "Tim Cook Shuts Down iOS, MacOS Merger Rumors: 'We don't believe in sort of watering down one for the other,' Cook told The Sydney Morning Herald. 'If you begin to merge the two ... you begin to make trade-offs and compromises.'" PC Magazine 3:28 PM
  • "WebKit code references suggest dark mode coming to macOS 10.14" 9to5Mac 9:12 AM
  • "macOS 10.14 May Feature A System-Wide Dark Mode" Redmond Pie 10:23 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to create ebooks with Pages on Mac" iMore 7:29 AM
  • "How to find your FileVault recovery key in macOS" Macworld 7:35 AM
  • "A Beginner's Guide To Organizing With Folders On Your Mac" MacMost 10:26 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Cook insists MacBooks and iPads aren't going to merge together, but do you believe him?" iDownload Blog 8:19 AM
  • "Tim Cook: People don't want iOS and MacOS merged" Mashable 7:54 AM
  • "Will iOS and macOS converge? Don't hold your breath..." BetaNews 7:44 AM
Press Releases
  • "Coremelt Previews PaintX - A Tracking Paint Tool Plugin for Final Cut Pro X" fcp.co 7:50 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iOS 11"s new App Store boosts downloads by 800% for Featured apps" TechCrunch 1:08 PM
  • "Featured Apps in Revamped iOS 11 App Store Can See 800% Download Boost" MacRumors 1:58 PM
  • "18+ Apple product secrets we didn't know before"  Computerworld 8:53 AM
  • "Mac icon designer Susan Kare honored with award" Cult of Mac 7:45 AM
  • "Original Mac designer Susan Kare to receive prestigious AIGA medal" AppleInsider 7:47 AM
  • "An iPhone thank you letter: 'Live Photo saved my grandmother's laugh'" AppleInsider 7:48 AM
  • "Siri on Apple HomePods being triggered by ad for NBA on TNT" AppleInsider 9:12 AM
  • "Apple Retail Store Logos Gain Green Leaves in Celebration of Earth Day" MacRumors 7:49 AM
  • "Greenpeace Slams Apple's iPhone Recycling Robot Daisy" The Mac Observer 10:00 AM
  • "iPhone terminator: Apple's Daisy teardown robot can rip your phone apart in 18 secs/Apple has a new robot that can recover about 1kg of gold and 7.5kg of silver from every 100,000 old iPhones." ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Say hi to Daisy, an Apple-made robot that recycles old iPhones" Digital Trends 7:45 AM
  • "Your first look at the new Apple Newton documentary" Cult of Mac 11:00 AM
  • "Meet Chat, another new Google messaging service that's still not as good as Apple's iMessage" BGR 7:46 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "China's ZTE slams U.S. ban, says company's survival at risk" Reuters 3:50 PM
  • "ZTE Responds to US Government Ban: The now-possibly-banned Chinese phone maker bit back at the Commerce Department, saying the ban will also damage U.S. companies." PC Magazine 3:49 PM
  • "U.S. Said to Investigate AT&T and Verizon Over Wireless Collusion Claim" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:47 PM
  • "U.S. Department of Justice Investigating Claims AT&T, Verizon and GSMA Colluded to Prevent Customers From Easily Switching Carriers" MacRumors 3:47 PM
  • "Facebook's ad business is doing fine, Baird's Colin Sebastian says" Business Insider 3:52 PM
  • "This is how Facebook collects data on you even if you don't have an account" Recode 1:18 PM
  • "No, staring at a screen won't damage your eyes" The Verge 9:34 AM
  • "Google changes its messaging strategy again: Goodbye to Allo, double down on RCS" TechCrunch 7:49 AM
  • "Seven Artificial Intelligence Advances Expected This Year" Forbes 7:42 AM
  • "Audit Cleared Facebook's Privacy Practices Despite Cambridge Analytica Leak: Breach of social-media company's data-use rules occurred during time covered by PwC review" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:26 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "9to5Mac Daily 065: April 20, 2018" 9to5Mac 6:09 PM
  • "No Unified Apple OS for You, Daisy iPhone Recycling Robot -TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-20" The Mac Observer 1:05 PM
  • "AppleInsider podcast interviews Oliver Seil, Belkin VP of Design, talks iPhone SE2 rumours, and merging iOS and macOS" AppleInsider 7:56 AM
  • "The Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 27: How to Sell Your Old Mac, iPhone, or iPad" Intego 7:42 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "New iPhone SE Could Launch in May With Touch ID and A10 Fusion, Without 3.5mm Headphone Jack"  MacRumors 9:12 AM
  • "iPhone SE 2 could arrive next month, but without a headphone jack" 9to5Mac 9:43 AM
  • "WebKit testing logs reference iOS 12 running on an iPhone 5s simulator" 9to5Mac 7:48 AM
  • "Looks Like iOS 12 Will Be Compatible With 2013 iPhone 5s" Redmond Pie 1:08 PM
  • "iOS Trustjacking: How Attackers Can Hijack Your iPhone" Intego 7:45 AM
  • "A major update to the Apple Watch might be coming later this year — here's what we're expecting" Business Insider 7:56 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple Says It Will Replace Some MacBook Pro Laptop Batteries"  Bloomberg 6:31 PM
  • "Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported" Reuters 10:31 PM
  • "Apple offering battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pros" 9to5Mac 6:06 PM
  • "Apple to replace swollen 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar batteries" AppleInsider 6:07 PM
  • "Apple Is Warning Its MacBook Pro Owners That a Component May Fail, Causing the Battery to Expand — Servicing Will Be Necessary" WCCFTech 8:34 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:23 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:23 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:23 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple's New iPad is the best tablet for almost everybody | Tech review" Seattle Times 10:25 PM
  • "MacBook Pro Diary: My dream monitor still doesn't exist, but ultra-wide ones wow me" 9to5Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Watch: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9 Plus battery charging times compared" AppleInsider 1:07 PM
  • "I went full wireless charging with the iPhone X" ["RAVPower wireless charging stand/pad/portable charger"] Mashable 10:27 AM
  • "Review: Cinemood Storyteller Portable Projector" iLounge 1:08 PM
  • "The AZIO Retro Classic combines nostalgia, modern tech into one funky, retro keyboard" Apple World Today 7:35 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Best Weather Apps on Apple TV" AppAdvice 6:02 PM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: 3・2・1 LAUNCH" YMP Now 1:05 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use age restrictions to protect your kids from adult apps and movies" Cult of Mac 1:08 PM
  • "Hot iPhone? How to use an iPhone on a hot day" Apple Must 10:04 AM
  • "Yes, eGPUs boost Mac game performance, but limitations abound" Macworld 7:48 AM
Tips
  • "Video: iPhone app icon management tips – do you know them all?" 9to5Mac 1:58 PM
  • "Apple TV vs. Amazon Fire TV: What's the difference? They're the same, only different." iMore 10:05 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "As Android Phones Get Notches, Apple Scraps The Design From Its Future iPhones: Report" Tech Times 10:25 PM
  • "iPhone sales this quarter may see a sharp decline" BGR 9:42 PM
  • "MacBook Drops to 7th in LAPTOP's 2018 Rankings [Chart] iClarified 6:12 PM
  • "Apple's E-Waste Problem Will Take More Than Robots to Solve" Earther 1:58 PM
  • "Are Apple Smartwatches Suited For Games?" Tapscape 1:07 PM
  • "The Next iPhone X: What Apple Should Kill (and Add)"  Tom's Guide 1:07 PM
  • "I don't care if Google's Chat for Android is an inferior version of Apple iMessage, I want it now" PCWorld 9:15 AM
  • "Why Siri Is So Dumb" [Video] Mashable 8:19 AM
  • "Apple's Laptops Have Hit Rock Bottom" Tom's Guide 8:03 AM
Non-Apple
  • "When Artificial Intelligence Becomes Human Intelligence, Look Out" The Mac Observer 6:21 PM
  • "GDPR Kills the American Internet: Long Live the Internet!" I, Cringely 3:51 PM
  • "A Pixel 3 this stunning might actually make people ditch their iPhones" BGR 10:28 AM
  • "Dear Samsung, It's Time to Stop Making Laptops" LAPTOP Magazine 8:21 AM
  • "Android Go review—Google's scattershot attempt at a low-end Android OS" Ars Technica 7:50 AM
  • "Calling Facebook a Utility Would Only Make Things Worse" Wired 7:35 AM
  • "Cybersecurity Tech Accord: 34 Tech Companies Just Promised a Bunch of Nothing" The Mac Observer 7:23 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple sends emails to WWDC 2018 scholarship winners" AppleInsider 6:06 PM
  • "eBay iOS App Gans New Barcode Scanner Feature to Streamline Item Listing Process" MacTrast 8:19 AM
  • "eBay iOS app adds barcode scanner to simplify listing creation" SlashGear 10:31 PM
Computer Industry
  • "Despite Microsoft's objections, Google release a jailbreak for Windows 10 S" MSPoweruser 9:07 AM
  • "Windows 10 jailbreak: Google's Project Zero reveals unpatched bug that bypasses app lockdown" TechRepublic 9:10 AM
  • "Google's Project Zero reveals security flaw in Windows 10 S after Microsoft fails to fix it" BetaNews 1:15 PM
  • "Google Finds Security Flaw in the Most Secure Windows 10 Version" Softpedia 9:08 AM
  • "Google reveals a 'medium' severity flaw in Windows 10 S" Neowin 9:05 AM
  • "IBM: Fewer records are being breached, but cyber attacks are getting more costly" [Video Report] ZDNet 3:49 PM
  • "IBM Could Go From Good To Great With This One Increasingly-Likely Change" Seeking Alpha 8:57 AM
  • "Dell unveils AMD Ryzen-powered Inspiron 15" ANI News 8:45 AM
  • "Alienware Builds The Ultimate Hilton Hotel Suite For Obsessive Hardcore Gamers" HotHardware 6:00 PM
  • "AMD's Scott Herkelman Claims NVIDIA GPP Unfairly Punishes OEMs By Withholding GPU Allocations" HotHardware 6:00 PM
  • "It looks like Intel has a real Ryzen to worry" BGR 8:51 AM
  • "Intel shuts down wearable tech group" ITProPortal 8:51 AM
  • "Intel: Why you need to get modern, and get secure, to ensure business success" ITProPortal 8:50 AM
  • "Honor MagicBook arrives with Intel's latest 8th-gen processors" Neowin 6:13 PM
  • "Aorus (Gigabyte) Unveils Z370 Motherboards With Exclusive Built-In 32GB Intel Optane Memory" Guru3D 8:50 AM
  • "Intel Crimson Canyon NUC coming soon, with Cannon Lake-U CPU, AMD Radeon 500 graphics?" Liliputing 8:47 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2400GE and Ryzen 3 2200GE Available Now, Slower But Feature Lower TDP" SegmentNext 8:47 AM
  • "AMD Fires Back: NVIDIA's GeForce Partner Program Is Using Funding And Allocation To Restrict Or Block Radeon Products" WCCFTech 8:47 AM
  • "More gamers play on AMD hardware than anything else... but Nvidia are catching up" PCGamesN 8:46 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2000 Series CPUs Get New G.SKill Memory And Specifications" SegmentNext 8:46 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700X gets overclocked to break the 6GHz barrier" TechRadar UK 8:46 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Overclocked To 6 GHz Across All Cores" SegmentNext 8:45 AM
  • "AMD Officially Announces Availability of 2nd Generation Ryzen 'Pinnacle Ridge' CPUs" Guru3D 8:44 AM
  • "Far Cry 5 benchmarks with AMD and Nvidia: 30 GPUs in Ubisoft's newest shooter" Hardware.Info 8:44 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen motherboards explained: The crucial differences in every AM4 chipset" PCWorld 8:05 AM
  • "Oracle critical update fixes 254 flaws - so get patching now" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "'Fix the roof while the sun is shining' - Cisco channel boss warns traditional partners not to rest on their laurels" CRN UK 8:41 AM
  • "Cisco's data center solution now worldwide choice" Bernama 8:40 AM
  • "That Time Of Year Again: Cisco Systems Releases Its Annual Cybersecurity Report" Forbes 8:40 AM
  • "The right way to pick a cloud database" InfoWorld 8:25 AM
  • "What is the cloud-native approach?" InfoWorld 8:25 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple goes negative for the year" CNBC 10:39 AM
  • "Apple is slipping after Morgan Stanley said iPhone demand is dwindling" Business Insider 10:18 AM
  • "AAPL rapidly drops more than 3%, likely combined result of TSMC guidance and LG report" 9to5Mac 9:26 AM
  • "Morgan Stanley: Apple stock may fall on 'materially' weaker iPhone sales, but then it is time to buy" CNBC 8:02 AM
  • "Merrill Lynch is a buy on Apple, despite June weakness" Apple 3.0 7:49 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks end lower but eke out weekly gains: General Electric posts better-than-expected results" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Falls Over 200 Points as Apple's Slump Offsets Gains in General Electric: Stocks fall on Friday as sharp gains in General Electric are offset by slumping Apple shares." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Retreat But Post Weekly Gains: Strong advance by GE is offset by selling in technology shares, notably Apple" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Asian markets sink, with chip makers leading declines: Asia-Pacific stock markets pulled back on Friday after two days of broad gains, with a downbeat outlook from Taiwan Semiconductor prompting declines in technology names." MarketWatch 7:13 AM
  • "European stocks slip slightly from 7-week high as consumer-goods shares struggle: European stocks ended a volatile session marginally lower on Friday, as losses in the consumer-goods sector contributed to pulling the regional market away from a seven-week high." MarketWatch 12:16 PM

 
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