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Friday 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?

  • "Apple and Donohoe clear final hurdle for repayment of €14bn: Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe issues update on management of disputed Apple tax bill"  Irish Times 9:03 AM
  • "Govt and Apple to sign agreement for payment of €13bn" RTÉ 9:03 AM
  • "Irish government and Apple reach deal on back taxes: Apple will start paying €13bn in back taxes to the Irish government from May in a move that comes 19 months after Brussels ruled that the tech giant received a quarter-century of illegal aid from Dublin through a tax scheme unavailable to other groups."  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:46 AM
  • "Ireland expects Apple EU tax appeal to be heard in autumn" Reuters 9:02 AM
  • "Apple's mistakes with HomePod will cost it a huge new market, according to a brutal Deutsche Bank analysis"  Business Insider 7:40 AM
  • "iPhone Manufacturers' Slowing Sales Are a Bad Omen for Apple"  Bloomberg 8:27 AM
  • "Apple hires former Samsung vice president to tackle Korea: report/South Korea's biggest phone manufacturer lost its vice president to its fiercest global rival at its home ground."  CNET 7:34 AM
  • "Apple's purchase of Shazam to be investigated by the EU" BetaNews 8:08 AM
  • "im Cook and Lisa Jackson attend President Trump's first state dinner"  AppleInsider 8:52 PM
  • "Tim Cook & Lisa Jackson attend President Trump's first state dinner" 9to5Mac 9:37 PM
  • "Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 Security Update" MacRumors 12:11 PM
  • "Get the macOS 10.13.4 update that fixes security flaws" Cult of Mac 4:07 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 11.3.1 alongside security updates for macOS 10.13.4: New updates for iPhones, iPads, and Macs address bugs and vulnerabilities." Ars Technica 9:14 PM
  • "New OSX/Shlayer Malware Variant Found Using a Dirty New Trick" Intego 1:56 PM
  • "How to turn off autocorrect on Mac" 9to5Mac 9:36 PM
  • "PDFPenPro 10 review: Mark up and edit PDFs just like documents!" iMore 12:17 PM
  • "macOS High Sierra: Why you can't format an internal SSD with HFS+ format" Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "10 ways Mac title bar icons help you get things done" Apple Must 10:48 AM
  • "QuickTime can record your Apple TV" Finer Tech 2:49 PM
  • "How to get iOS' handy Recents feature on your Mac" Cult of Mac 1:38 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone unlocking company GrayKey faces extortion attempt as code snippets leak" 9to5Mac 6:45 PM
  • "Apple iPhone X early adopters: We love everything about the phone, except Siri/iPhone X owners are happy with every aspect their purchase, with one glaring exception." ZDNet 9:38 AM
  • "Here's who Apple will call to the stand in its latest Samsung trial" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
  • "Survey: More people are buying the iPhone 8 than iPhone X/Apple's priciest phone isn't its most popular, according to a consumer research group." CNET 1:50 PM
  • "Watches, Not Phones, Fuel Verizon's Subscriber Growth" Bloomberg 2:50 PM
  • "Apple Watch Boosts Verizon Activations Amid Phone and Tablet Subscriber Loss" MacRumors 3:51 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 likely buoyed Verizon subscriber numbers in Q1" AppleInsider 3:50 PM
  • "Apple removes PayPal Credit & Barclays financing options in the U.K." 9to5Mac 6:27 PM
  • "Apple partners with British government on 'Year of Engineering' educational effort" AppleInsider 8:57 AM
  • "Florida Police Use Dead Man's Finger to Try to Unlock iPhone" Money 8:05 AM
  • "Apple highlights Apple Pencil support in new 9.7-inch iPad ads" AppleInsider 7:40 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Instagram Data Download Tool Meant For Migrating Users Now Available" Redmond Pie 9:44 PM
  • "Flipboard's Answer to Fake News: More Human Curation" Wired 8:15 AM
  • "Amazon will now deliver packages to the trunk of your car: New service in collaboration with GM and Volvo will launch in 37 cities in the US" The Verge 7:43 AM
  • "Amazon Tries a New Delivery Spot: Your Car" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:39 AM
  • "Get Into My Car ... Amazon begins delivery to vehicles" Associated Press 7:38 AM
  • "Google is Bringing Podcast Support to its Entire Ecosystem" Thurrott 7:50 AM
  • "Google dismisses worries about impact of EU privacy rules" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:38 AM
  • "Inside Facebook's content clean-up operation" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:37 AM
  • "The EU Shazam Investigation, Amazon Key for Cars -TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-24" The Mac Observer 12:16 PM
  • "An Inside Look With The Editor of Spike Jonze's Apple Ad" 8:12 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 236: Tradeoffs and compromises" iDownload Blog 8:09 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 52 – Do-Everything vs. Single-Purpose Apps" MacStories 8:05 AM
  • "Apple reportedly requires price cuts for OLED panels" ["The request for price reductions comes as no surprise to the industry as the OLED panel accounts for about one-third of the total production cost of an iPhone X and has been pinpointed as a key factor contributing to the lackluster sales of Apple's first OLED model, said the sources."]  DigiTimes 7:41 AM
  • "Report: Apple Needs 100M iPhone OLED Panels" PC Magazine 8:08 AM
  • "Fall LCD iPhone could be $200 cheaper than OLED counterparts, says analyst"  AppleInsider 7:43 AM
  • "New iPhone SE will steal one of iPhone X's best features" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
  • "Apple has a warning for customers in its newest iOS update: Don't use third parties to repair iPhones and iPads" Business Insider 1:50 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 11.3.1 Update With Fix for Third-Party Display Repair Issue" MacRumors 12:26 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 11.3.1: Includes Security Fixes and Addresses 3rd Party Screen Replacement Problem for iPhone 8" The Mac Observer 1:17 PM
  • "iPhone replacement screen not working after iOS 11.3? Here's the fix" iMore 12:26 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "The Apple Watch Series 1 is finally a good deal: Just $149" CNET 7:36 AM

  • "Watch: 2018 iPad vs. 2017 iPad vs 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro battery tests" AppleInsider 12:11 PM
  • "Apple Watch, meet backcountry hiking: How Apple's smartwatch tracks long-distance exercise/The Series 3 Apple Watch is great for everyday use and exercise tracking. But how does it fare in the backcountry?" iMore 7:51 AM
  • "I used 8 different Qi-Fast Chargers over 4 months. Which one was the best Qi-charger?" Mobile Reviews Eh 11:46 AM
  • "Review: Philips Hue Wellner is a HomeKit table lamp with a fun design, but color costs extra" 9to5Mac 3:51 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Microcasting on with Wavelength" MacStories 3:51 PM
  • "The best journaling apps for iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 8:09 AM
  • "Inkwork: Sophisticated iOS app for producing Simple Line Drawings from Photographs" eXtensions 7:24 AM
  • "How to cancel App Store subscriptions on iPhone or iPad" Cult of Mac 3:06 PM
  • "How to change your Apple ID and email address" iMore 2:50 PM
  • "How To Quickly Get the Definition of a Word on Your iPhone or iPad in iOS 11" MacTrast 8:09 AM
  • "How to use less data on your iPhone every month" Mashable 1:38 PM
  • "Posting PDF Files on Facebook: You can attach one to a post or a status update, but only if you are using a certain type of Facebook page." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:15 AM
  • "GrayShift Customer Leaves iPhone Cracking Box Exposed, Data Breach Ensues" The Mac Observer 7:30 PM
  • "Apple is putting pressure on Samsung, and it could lead to cheaper iPhones this year" BGR 7:09 PM
  • "3 years later, who knows what the Apple Watch is for?"  Mashable 2:50 PM
  • "Wish list: HomePod needs an officially adjustable EQ, and much better Siri at WWDC" AppleInsider 1:56 PM
  • "Apple's cheaper iPhone X might be just as ugly as all the Android clones" BGR 1:38 PM
  • "UK government snubs iPhone for post-Brexit EU citizen app" Apple Must 11:23 AM
  • "Sing It From the Mountains, the iPhone Supercycle Is Dead" BloombergGadfly 8:28 AM
  • "12 thoughts on the new Apple enterprise"  Computerworld 8:23 AM
  • "Should Apple Create a Social Media Network? Given the problems Facebook is facing, perhaps it's time for Apple to create its own secure private social network."  PC Magazine 8:08 AM
  • "Missing parts: The iPhone X repeating crisis" Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "Spotify vs. The Integrators" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1:38 PM
  • "The 'Not So' Late, 'And Still' Great Desktop PC" Tech.pinions 8:05 AM
  • "Trying to swear on an iPhone is no different than trying to swear in 'The Good Place'" Mashable 12:26 PM
  • "Comic: Dear Apple, True Charity Would Be Making iMessage For Android" iMore 8:09 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Amazon updates its Alexa companion app for iOS with iPhone X optimization" 9to5Mac 6:28 PM
  • "Just in Time for 'Avengers: Infinity War,' OtterBox Launches New iPhone Cases" AppAdvice 3:51 PM
  • "OtterBox drops Avengers: Infinity War phone cases ahead of movie opening" CNET 3:50 PM
  • "Master & Dynamic ship Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cables to connect headphones to iPhones without an adapter" AppleInsider 2:50 PM
  • "'Fortnite' Version 3.6 Adds Tap to Fire on Mobile" Touch Arcade 1:39 PM
  • "iFixit's new toolkits make it easy to take things apart (and put them back together again): Whether you're tackling the big jobs, or really small ones, iFixit has developed two new driver kits to make it easier to take apart - and put back together - your devices." ZDNet 10:46 AM
  • "Digital Innovator Peter McCabe Leverages Sonnet's Thunderbolt™-to-PCIe® Card Expansion to Simplify Dual Platform Workflows" Wall Street Communications 10:11 AM
  • "Trello rolls out major update with new home and newsfeed feature, enhanced notifications" 9to5Mac 10:11 AM
  • "Spotify brings on-demand listening to its free mobile app" Engadget 9:38 AM
  • "Walmart and Fox News, Dominating Consumer Conversations, Named Most Talked About Brands" ["While Samsung beat out key rival Apple for the top three list, this is due mainly to branding decisions by the two companies. For example, Samsung uses the same brand name for all its products, while Apple has several sub brands like iPhone, iTunes, iPad, and Mac. If one were to add all the Apple-owned brands together, it would rise to number one on the list for volume of conversation."] PRNewswire 8:29 AM
  • "Urban Armor Gear to Launch New Plasma Case for Apple iPad and iPad Pro Exclusively at Best Buy" PRNewswire 8:29 AM
  • "PDF Expert for iOS adds new two-page view, improved cloud file management, more" 9to5Mac 8:16 AM
  • "LTE Apple Watch Series 3 coming to Denmark, Sweden & India next month" iDownload Blog 8:08 AM
  • "Infuse 5 for iOS allows you to enjoy an array of video types from various sources" Apple World Today 7:43 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft eyeing big office complex near its HQ campus, report says" GeekWire 5:28 PM
  • "Windows 10 Lean: Latest build offers first glimpse of Microsoft's new cut-down OS" ZDNet 7:02 AM
  • "Windows goes on a diet with yet another variant: Windows 10 Lean/Latest Insider build has a strange new SKU." Ars Technica 2:54 PM
  • "Microsoft May Plan a Return to Phones With New Windows 10 Lean" ExtremeTech 5:57 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 April Update might be released today: But then again...." The Inquirer 7:02 AM
  • "Microsoft kills off Skype for Business, Teams and Yammer apps for Windows Phone: Firm hammers yet another nail into Windows Phone's coffin" The Inquirer 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft can use Integrated Graphics for malware scanning with Intel's new Technology: Intel feature recently announced a new Threat Detection Technology that builds upon silicon-level functionality. This feature, called as Accelerated Memory Scanning, will be helping Microsoft in improving the detection and fixing of advanced cyber threats and exploits." TWCN Tech News 7:13 AM
  • "After Meltdown and Spectre, Intel CPUs Are Now Vulnerable to BranchScope Attacks UPDATED: BranchScope is a newly discovered side-channel attack" Softpedia 7:10 AM
  • "Intel Crimson Canyon NUC With Cannon Lake-U Processor And AMD Radeon 500 Graphics" Geeky Gadgets 7:11 AM
  • "AMD also releases low power Ryzen APUs" Fudzilla 7:11 AM
  • "EU court upholds decisions on validity of 'HP' marks" World IP Review 7:12 AM
  • "HP teams with Jabil, Forecast 3D to expand Multi Jet Fusion presence" ZDNet 1:37 PM
  • "Dell launches Precision 2-in-1 among business PC refresh" ZDNet 10:04 AM
  • "Dell announces new Latitude 5000 laptops with hexa-core processors" Neowin 11:10 AM
  • "Dell's new Precision mobile workstations include a Core i9 and Nvidia Quadro graphics" Neowin 11:10 AM
  • "Dell's Precision Coffee Lake Mobile Workstations Offer NVIDIA Quadro And AMD Radeon Graphics Options" HotHardware 5:46 PM
  • "Dell Eyes AI, Security With Latest Mobile and Desktop Business PCs" eWeek 1:44 PM
  • "Dell refreshes its OptiPlex all-in-ones with 8th-gen processors and narrow bezels" Neowin 11:10 AM
  • "Oracle buys marketing tech company Grapeshot" ZDNet 3:46 PM
  • "Major custom ARM server core project canceled: A few details are hazy but at least one project is dead" SemiAccurate 7:02 AM
  • "China sexist adverts: Tech firms apologise after damning report" BBC 7:04 AM
  • "What Computers Could Have Inside Them In the Next 5 Years" ExtremeTech 10:04 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple sinks into correction territory: Shares fell below $163 in midday trading, down more than 11 percent since March 13 when the stock hit an all-time intraday high of $183.50." CNBC 12:33 PM
  • "Amid The Apple Doom And Gloom, Cause For Optimism" [Video Report] Investing 11:46 AM
  • "How many iPhones did Apple sell last quarter? (Fiscal Q2 2018)" Apple 3.0 8:05 AM
  • "Apple: payback time" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:32 AM
  • "Apple: This Dip Is Silly, I'm Buying It" Seeking Alpha 7:26 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close sharply lower as rising bond yields spook investors" MarketWatch 5:50 PM
  • "Three Big Factors That Rocked the Stock Market Tuesday: The Dow suffered as much as a 600-point drop in Tuesday trading. Here's what sent markets lower." TheStreet 5:50 PM
  • "Markets fall sharply as tech, industrial stocks pull Dow down as much as 600 points" USA Today 5:50 PM
  • "Dow plummets 425 points as interest rates surge" FOXBusiness 5:51 PM
  • "What Happened in the Stock Market Today" Motley Fool 5:51 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide on Caterpillar Warning, Rising Bond Yields: Government bond yields briefly topped 3% for first time in more than four years" [Paid Membership Required] 5:52 PM
  • "China stocks get a lift after government talks reforms" MarketWatch 7:34 AM
  • "European stocks hold at 2-month highs as energy names rally" MarketWatch 7:35 AM

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