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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?

  • "Is Investors' Love Affair with Apple Over?" 24/7 Wall St. 8:14 AM
  • "Apple's streaming TV service remains shrouded in mystery" BGR 3:42 PM
  • "Apple will shutter its last Watch-exclusive store in May" Engadget 8:12 AM
  • "Apple announces free 13-inch MacBook Pro (non-Touch Bar) battery replacement program" BetaNews 8:13 AM
  • "Apple lags behind Amazon & Google in 'positive impact on society' survey" 9to5Mac 10:42 AM
  • "Apple Does Not Have the Same Positive Impact on Society as Amazon and Google, According to Latest Survey" WCCFTech 10:44 AM
  • "Apple seen as slightly more beneficial to society than Facebook" CNET 6:59 PM
  • "Apple Celebrates Earth Day With Ziggy Marley Concert, Apple Music Playlists, and $0.99 iTunes Movies Rentals" MacRumors 3:42 PM
  • "World's last Apple Watch shop at Isetan Shinjuku closing May 13th" 9to5Mac 4/21
  • "Apple closing world's last Apple Watch pop-up store" The Apple Post 4/21
  • "Apple's iPhone X Isn't Selling Well—Or Is It?" Fortune 4/21
  • "SE-ing the forest: Apple's cheap phone strategy" Macworld 4/21
  • "Apple To Replace Swollen MacBook Pro Batteries, But Only Some Models Are Eligible" Tech Times 4/21
  • "Apple begins 13-inch MacBook Pro battery replacement program" SlashGear 4/21
  • "Apple replacing batteries for MacBook Pro laptops without the Touch Bar" CNET 4/21
  • "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 4/20
  • "WebKit code references suggest dark mode coming to macOS 10.14" 9to5Mac 4/20
  • "macOS 10.14 May Feature A System-Wide Dark Mode" Redmond Pie 4/20
  • "How to create ebooks with Pages on Mac" iMore 4/20
  • "How to find your FileVault recovery key in macOS" Macworld 4/20
  • "A Beginner's Guide To Organizing With Folders On Your Mac" MacMost 4/20
  • "Cook insists MacBooks and iPads aren't going to merge together, but do you believe him?" iDownload Blog 4/20
  • "Tim Cook: People don't want iOS and MacOS merged" Mashable 4/20
  • "Will iOS and macOS converge? Don't hold your breath..." BetaNews 4/20
Press Releases
  • "Coremelt Previews PaintX - A Tracking Paint Tool Plugin for Final Cut Pro X" 4/20
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Police Tried to Unlock a Dead Man's iPhone With His Finger – and That's Probably Legal" Money 7:01 PM
  • "Cops go into funeral home, attempt to unlock phone with dead man's fingerprint" CSO 1:18 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple teams with Volkswagen for VW iBeetle" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
  • "Meet Daisy, Apple's recycling machine where old iPhones find new life" ABC 7 News 4/21
  • "Apple celebrates Earth Day with Beer Bash performance from Ziggy Marley" 9to5Mac 4/21
  • "Chat: Google's new iMessage competitor based on RCS" Tapscape 4/21
  • "iOS 11"s new App Store boosts downloads by 800% for Featured apps" TechCrunch 4/20
  • "Featured Apps in Revamped iOS 11 App Store Can See 800% Download Boost" MacRumors 4/20
  • "18+ Apple product secrets we didn't know before"  Computerworld 4/20
  • "Mac icon designer Susan Kare honored with award" Cult of Mac 4/20
  • "Original Mac designer Susan Kare to receive prestigious AIGA medal" AppleInsider 4/20
  • "An iPhone thank you letter: 'Live Photo saved my grandmother's laugh'" AppleInsider 4/20
  • "Siri on Apple HomePods being triggered by ad for NBA on TNT" AppleInsider 4/20
  • "Apple Retail Store Logos Gain Green Leaves in Celebration of Earth Day" MacRumors 4/20
  • "Greenpeace Slams Apple's iPhone Recycling Robot Daisy" The Mac Observer 4/20
  • "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 4/20
  • "Say hi to Daisy, an Apple-made robot that recycles old iPhones" Digital Trends 4/20
  • "Your first look at the new Apple Newton documentary" Cult of Mac 4/20
  • "Meet Chat, another new Google messaging service that's still not as good as Apple's iMessage" BGR 4/20
Non-Apple News
  • "China's ZTE slams U.S. ban, says company's survival at risk" Reuters 4/20
  • "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 4/20
  • "U.S. Said to Investigate AT&T and Verizon Over Wireless Collusion Claim" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/20
  • "U.S. Department of Justice Investigating Claims AT&T, Verizon and GSMA Colluded to Prevent Customers From Easily Switching Carriers" MacRumors 4/20
  • "Facebook's ad business is doing fine, Baird's Colin Sebastian says" Business Insider 4/20
  • "This is how Facebook collects data on you even if you don't have an account" Recode 4/20
  • "No, staring at a screen won't damage your eyes" The Verge 4/20
  • "Google changes its messaging strategy again: Goodbye to Allo, double down on RCS" TechCrunch 4/20
  • "Seven Artificial Intelligence Advances Expected This Year" Forbes 4/20
  • "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" [Paid Membership Required] 4/20
  • "NAB -Focus on Audio-Technica's Wireless Microphones And Education" MacVoices 4/21
  • "9to5Mac Daily 065: April 20, 2018" 9to5Mac 4/20
  • "No Unified Apple OS for You, Daisy iPhone Recycling Robot -TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-20" The Mac Observer 4/20
  • "AppleInsider podcast interviews Oliver Seil, Belkin VP of Design, talks iPhone SE2 rumours, and merging iOS and macOS" AppleInsider 4/20
  • "The Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 27: How to Sell Your Old Mac, iPhone, or iPad" Intego 4/20
  • "Developers enjoy a huge boost from iOS 11"s App Store redesign" Cult of Mac 4/21
  • "New iPhone SE Could Launch in May With Touch ID and A10 Fusion, Without 3.5mm Headphone Jack"  MacRumors 4/20
  • "iPhone SE 2 could arrive next month, but without a headphone jack" 9to5Mac 4/20
  • "WebKit testing logs reference iOS 12 running on an iPhone 5s simulator" 9to5Mac 4/20
  • "Looks Like iOS 12 Will Be Compatible With 2013 iPhone 5s" Redmond Pie 4/20
  • "iOS Trustjacking: How Attackers Can Hijack Your iPhone" Intego 4/20
  • "A major update to the Apple Watch might be coming later this year — here's what we're expecting" Business Insider 4/20
  • "Apple Says It Will Replace Some MacBook Pro Laptop Batteries"  Bloomberg 4/20
  • "Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported" Reuters 4/20
  • "Apple offering battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pros" 9to5Mac 4/20
  • "Apple to replace swollen 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar batteries" AppleInsider 4/20
  • "Apple Is Warning Its MacBook Pro Owners That a Component May Fail, Causing the Battery to Expand — Servicing Will Be Necessary" WCCFTech 4/20
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 4/20
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 4/20
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 4/20

  • "The best battery charging cases for iPhone 8 and iPhone X" 9to5Mac 12:26 PM
  • "Best Photo Printers for iPhone in 2018" iMore 10:43 AM
  • "ZAGG Rugged Book iPad keyboard case review" The Gadgeteer 8:15 AM
  • "Apple's New iPad is the best tablet for almost everybody | Tech review" Seattle Times 4/20
  • "MacBook Pro Diary: My dream monitor still doesn't exist, but ultra-wide ones wow me" 9to5Mac 4/20
  • "Watch: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9 Plus battery charging times compared" AppleInsider 4/20
  • "I went full wireless charging with the iPhone X" ["RAVPower wireless charging stand/pad/portable charger"] Mashable 4/20
  • "Review: Cinemood Storyteller Portable Projector" iLounge 4/20
  • "The AZIO Retro Classic combines nostalgia, modern tech into one funky, retro keyboard" Apple World Today 4/20
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Best Weather Apps on Apple TV" AppAdvice 4/20
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: 3・2・1 LAUNCH" YMP Now 4/20
  • "How to change the DNS server used by your iPhone and iPad" AppleInsider 3:42 PM
  • "3D Touch Not Working on iPhone? How to Fix & Troubleshoot 3D Touch" OS X Daily 12:26 PM
  • "How to Clear Instagram Cache on iPhone" OS X Daily 4/21
  • "How to clean your Apple Watch" iMore 4/21
  • "How to adjust text size and enable bold text on iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 4/21
  • "How to use age restrictions to protect your kids from adult apps and movies" Cult of Mac 4/20
  • "Hot iPhone? How to use an iPhone on a hot day" Apple Must 4/20
  • "Yes, eGPUs boost Mac game performance, but limitations abound" Macworld 4/20
  • "Hidden iOS Tip: How To Quickly Open New Safari Tabs In The Background" Redmond Pie 4/21
  • "Watch: Top 10 features of the new iPad you should learn to use" AppleInsider 4/21
  • "Top 10 Fortnite: Battle Royale Tips and Tricks for iPhone" iPhone Hacks 4/21
  • "15 handy iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus tips and tricks" Digital Trends 4/21
  • "Video: iPhone app icon management tips – do you know them all?" 9to5Mac 4/20
  • "Apple TV vs. Amazon Fire TV: What's the difference? They're the same, only different." iMore 4/20
  • "New iPhone Leak Reveals Apple's Design Decision" Forbes 9:13 PM
  • "Apple Will Kill The iPhone X This Year, Analyst Says: Will That Really Happen?" Tech Times 9:13 PM
  • "Your 13-inch MacBook Pro might need its battery replaced" Cult of Mac 9:10 PM
  • "We put the last 4 iPhones through a battery beatdown" Digital Trends 9:09 PM
  • "1 Reason to Be Excited About Apple Inc.'s Upcoming Product Cycle" The Motley Fool 7:01 PM
  • "Trump's next $100 bil tariff dilemma: Hit Wal-Mart or Apple Store?" Japan Today 7:01 PM
  • "New iPhone Leak Reveals Apple's Design Decision" Forbes 6:59 PM
  • "iPhone X is dead as consumers turn their backs on pricey smartphones – analyst" RT 10:44 AM
  • "Forget the iPhone X — Apple could launch a new iPhone with a bigger screen this year for as little as $550" Business Insider 10:42 AM
  • "The new iPad and Apple Pencil helped me finally understand the utility of a tablet" Business Insider 10:42 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10 probably won't be the Foldable iPhone X killer you were hoping for" Express UK 8:20 AM
  • "Fixing My Facebook: Why I Turned to Feedless for iOS" Tom's Guide 8:15 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone SE 2 Leaks Remain Full Of Contradictions; Alleged Video Promises Face ID But Specs Indicate Touch ID" WCCFTech 8:15 AM
  • "Can Facebook, Apple and Google keep powering tech's growth?" MarketWatch 4/21
  • "Should you buy an iPhone 7 in 2018?" Tapscape 4/21
  • "The Ultimate Guide to Managing Facebook Privacy on Your iPhone or iPad" iPhone Hacks 4/21
  • "iOS 12 to work on iPhone 5s according to WebKit testing logs" The Apple Post 4/21
  • "An Anti iPhone X: The Tiny, Minimalist 'Light Phone'" Forbes 4/21
  • "Is Apple's iPhone X a Disappointment or Not?" Fortune 4/21
  • "Apple's MacBook Pro battery recall ends a bad week on a low note" Quartz 4/21
  • "iPhone SE 2 with upgraded internals confirmed to release in May" Tapscape 4/21
  • "iPhone SE 2 Could Debut In May Without A Headphone Jack" Tech Times 4/21
  • "Making The Grade: AppleCare+ is a terrible investment for iPad deployments" 9to5Mac 4/21
  • "There's no way Apple can convince me to pay $1,000 for a new iPhone X this year" BGR 4/21
  • "[$$] Facebook and Apple Embody New Tech Divide" Barrons 4/21
  • "As Android Phones Get Notches, Apple Scraps The Design From Its Future iPhones: Report" Tech Times 4/20
  • "iPhone sales this quarter may see a sharp decline" BGR 4/20
  • "MacBook Drops to 7th in LAPTOP's 2018 Rankings [Chart] iClarified 4/20
  • "Apple's E-Waste Problem Will Take More Than Robots to Solve" Earther 4/20
  • "Are Apple Smartwatches Suited For Games?" Tapscape 4/20
  • "The Next iPhone X: What Apple Should Kill (and Add)"  Tom's Guide 4/20
  • "I don't care if Google's Chat for Android is an inferior version of Apple iMessage, I want it now" PCWorld 4/20
  • "Why Siri Is So Dumb" [Video] Mashable 4/20
  • "Apple's Laptops Have Hit Rock Bottom" Tom's Guide 4/20
  • "When Artificial Intelligence Becomes Human Intelligence, Look Out" The Mac Observer 4/20
  • "GDPR Kills the American Internet: Long Live the Internet!" I, Cringely 4/20
  • "A Pixel 3 this stunning might actually make people ditch their iPhones" BGR 4/20
  • "Android Go review—Google's scattershot attempt at a low-end Android OS" Ars Technica 4/20
  • "Calling Facebook a Utility Would Only Make Things Worse" Wired 4/20
  • "Cybersecurity Tech Accord: 34 Tech Companies Just Promised a Bunch of Nothing" The Mac Observer 4/20
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Coming April 21: Gene Steinberg meets commentator Peter Cohen and The Mac Observer's John Martellaro, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 4:51 PM
  • "Apple sends emails to WWDC 2018 scholarship winners" AppleInsider 4/20
  • "eBay iOS App Gans New Barcode Scanner Feature to Streamline Item Listing Process" MacTrast 4/20
  • "eBay iOS app adds barcode scanner to simplify listing creation" SlashGear 4/20
Computer Industry
  • "Mark Zuckerberg survived Congress. Now he has to face Wall Street" CNNMoney 8:13 AM
  • "This is how Facebook's record lobbying spending compares to other tech companies" Recode 10:42 AM
  • "Cambridge Analytica researcher fires back at Facebook" CNET 3:43 PM
  • "Facebook kicks up its fake news fighting efforts with fact checkers in India" Digital Trends 3:44 PM
  • "Amazon, Netflix and studios sue subscription service over piracy" Engadget 9:11 PM
  • "Intel Officially Loses Its Manufacturing Lead" The Motley Fool 12:25 PM
  • "There could be big consequences for Google if YouTube can't get its act together for advertisers" Business Insider 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Calls On Linux for Its New IoT Security Platform" Linux Insider 8:17 AM
  • "Microsoft's AI used to identify potential school drop-outs" MSPoweruser 1:17 PM
  • "Facebook Already Spent $3.3 Million Lobbying this Year" Gizmodo 4/21
  • "Facebook sets new lobbying record" Axios 4/21
  • "Facebook's new data policy: Answers to your privacy questions" CNET 4/21
  • "Google is launching an Android chat service to replace texting" Stuff: New Zealand 4/21
  • "Google Takes Aim at Nokia's Airborne Broadband Business" Market Realist 4/21
  • "AMD's Newest Desktop Processors Measure Up Well Against Intel" The Street 4/21
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple goes negative for the year" CNBC 4/20
  • "Apple is slipping after Morgan Stanley said iPhone demand is dwindling" Business Insider 4/20
  • "AAPL rapidly drops more than 3%, likely combined result of TSMC guidance and LG report" 9to5Mac 4/20
  • "Morgan Stanley: Apple stock may fall on 'materially' weaker iPhone sales, but then it is time to buy" CNBC 4/20
  • "Merrill Lynch is a buy on Apple, despite June weakness" Apple 3.0 4/20
Industry News
  • "Stocks end lower but eke out weekly gains: General Electric posts better-than-expected results" MarketWatch 4/20
  • "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 4/20
  • "U.S. Stocks Retreat But Post Weekly Gains: Strong advance by GE is offset by selling in technology shares, notably Apple" [Paid Membership Required] 4/20
  • "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 4/20
  • "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 4/20

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