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Thursday Highlights: Interesting question for Apple from Kori Hale at Forbes on whether Apple is "leaving Beats and African-American aestheticism behind?"; Wall Street Journal piece argues iPhone assembly in US "hollow victory for Trump" and may hurt Apple; Cool Hunting and Hodinkee show how Apple's new Apple Watch Series 4 screen designs are actually made; you are being assigned a trust score from Apple based on your iPhone data; Pixel 2 camera better than iPhone XS camera according to reviews; iJustine, Emkwan Reviews on YouTube unbox and review Apple Watch Series 4; GoPro's new Hero 7 offers smooth videos as if a gimbal attached, more in our Reviews section; luxury-priced iPhone XS ships without fast charger brick.

  • "EU moves to regulate tech giants' business practices: Tech giants including Google, Apple and Amazon will for the first time face rules governing their commercial relations with smaller businesses under a law proposed by the European Union on Thursday."  Reuters 8:08 AM
  • "Proposed EU rules could require Apple to explain App Store rankings, defend take from subscriptions" AppleInsider 9:45 AM
  • "Apple Does Have a Cycle, But It's Far Less Than Super: There has been a predictable pattern of angst about Apple Inc.'s iPhone sales, and this week is hewing to recent history. The stress is most likely overdone, but it's a sign of the new, more-anxious normal for Apple and its investors."  BloombergGadfly 12:53 PM
  • "72% of Enterprise Employees Choose Macs Over PCs, 75% Pick iOS Devices Over Android"  MacRumors 8:10 AM
  • "Tim Cook told Trump he loves the new tax cuts, Larry Kudlow says" CNBC 9:44 AM
  • "Kudlow: Tim Cook was most helpful in White House meeting" CNBC Videos 9:44 AM
  • "Tim Cook 'loves the tax cut,' says Trump's top economic adviser" Business Insider 1:55 PM
  • "How Spotify's new free tier could put a dent in Apple Music's subscriber base: It's not just free, it's also better."  Macworld 7:45 AM
  • "Black lawmakers will visit Silicon Valley next week to talk to Apple, Square, PayPal and others about workplace diversity" Recode 1:01 PM
  • "MacOS 10.13.4 Update Failed to Complete? Mac Won't Boot? Troubleshooting Update Failures" OS X Daily 7:54 AM
  • "Review: Using Commander One as a Mac Finder Replacement" The Mac Observer 2:18 PM
  • "How to share screenshots using Messages on Mac" Apple Must 12:35 PM
  • "Pro Tip: Automatically save your Mac screenshots in iCloud" Cult of Mac 1:35 PM
  • "Mac users: Do you know this three finger drag trackpad tip?" Apple Must 7:30 AM
  • "How to create an AutoResponder message in Mail in macOS High Sierra" Apple World Today 7:31 AM
  • "Safari Top Sites" MacMost 11:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "easyDCP Exports From Final Cut Pro X Now on a Pay-As-You-Go Basis" 11:41 AM
  • "Autodesk Releases Update to AutoCAD for Mac—New in Version 2018.1" Architosh 11:00 AM
  • "DRmare Officially Released Spotify Converter to Download Song as MP3" prMac 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook's follow-up meetings after Trump seemingly confirm China focus" 9to5Mac 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Is Struggling To Stop A 'Skeleton Key' Hack On Home Wi-Fi"  Forbes 7:49 AM
  • "Apple grew 32% YoY in China's shrinking phone market due to 'strong performance of iPhone X'" AppleInsider 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Slips to Fifth in China's Smartphone Market" Investopedia 12:54 PM
  • "Apple sued for $15,000 over injuries sustained in Apple Store evacuation drill" AppleInsider 3:49 PM
  • "iPhone movie nominated for celebrated art award" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon Prime Is About to Get More Expensive" Gizmodo 6:06 PM
  • "John McAfee-backed cryptocurrency platform leaks personal details" Digital Trends 12:24 PM
  • "Emergency apps can now work across Europe thanks to new initiative" The Next Web 8:27 AM
  • "Gmail Privacy and Security Get Ruggedized" TechNewsWorld 7:57 AM
  • "Ready for a 5G Revolution? It'll Be Awhile: According to Strategy Analytics, 5G will only start to make a dent in wireless subscriptions beginning in 2021." PC Magazine 7:57 AM
  • "A Facebook moderator says she took down beheadings, child pornography, and animal abuse every day — but was 'treated like nothing'" Business Insider 7:52 AM
  • "184: If You Give A Monkey A Copyright" The Rebound 11:49 AM
  • "Apple has become an HR issue for enterprise IT: If you want to attract and retain the very best employees, you let them use a Mac and iPhone, explains Jamf CEO, Dean Hager,"  Computerworld 9:14 AM
  • "Frederique Constant CEO Peter Stas On The Apple Watch Threat: 'The Swiss watch industry could be heading for trouble,' the smartwatch-savvy CEO of the Frederique Constant Group says. He explains why."  Hodinkee 9:10 AM
  • "E-waste recycling guide: How to get rid of computer parts, old phones" Mashable 8:05 AM
  • "RIP AirPort Base Stations: Why Apple is exiting the Wi-Fi router business/AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule will continue to be sold while supplies last but then Apple is done with the router business... at least for now." iMore 4:36 PM
  • "Apple Officially Discontinues AirPort Wireless Router Lineup" MacRumors 4:36 PM
  • "Apple discontinues its AirPort WiFi routers: They're not as necessary in a world of ubiquitous WiFi." Engadget 4:38 PM
  • "Apple discontinues AirPort base station product line, available while supplies last" AppleInsider 4:39 PM
  • "Apple ends production of AirPort base stations" TechCrunch 6:43 PM
  • "Kuo Again Predicts No 3D Touch for 2018 6.1-Inch LCD iPhone"  MacRumors 2:42 PM
  • "Photos claim to show redesigned iPhone SE 2 with glass back for wireless charging, headphone jack remains"  9to5Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Blurred iPhone SE 2 Photos Reveal Two Very Surprising Additions - the Headphone Jack & a Glass Back for Wireless Charging" WCCFTech 8:17 AM
  • "Leaked iPhone pics show glass back and headphone jack" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "Intel To Supply 70% Of iPhone Modems This Year, 100% In 2019" Fast Company 8:07 AM
  • "Intel to Supply 70% of LTE Modem Chips for 2018 iPhone, Qualcomm Hangs on With 30% of Supply" MacTrast 8:06 AM
  • "Despite lawsuits, Qualcomm will still provide chips for 2018 iPhones" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
  • "Samsung Reports Weak Demand for OLED Panels Used in iPhone X" Investopedia 8:15 AM
  • "Samsung reports weak demand for OLED displays used in iPhone X" AppleInsider 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Pressures iPhone X OLED Panel Supplier Samsung To Slash Costs" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Apple exploring use of eye-tracking technology in VR and AR headsets" AppleInsider 7:44 AM
  • "Apple patent is for an eye tracking system for'Apple Glasses" Apple World Today 7:49 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM

  • "Apple iPad (2018) vs. iPad Pro 10.5: Is the iPad Pro worth the extra cash?" Digital Trends 8:41 AM
  • "Review: Blue Raspberry gives good recording quality to Mac and iPhone users on the go" AppleInsider 1:36 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Why I love editing video on iPad — and how it could still be a lot better: You can do a lot with video editing and iOS. But it's not enough for me." iMore 7:57 AM
  • "How to stop sites tracking you, and speed up your internet with 1Blocker X" Cult of Mac 3:50 PM
  • "A Selection of RAW Photo Apps for the iPhone: A Hit and a Miss" eXtensions 8:23 AM
  • "AmpMe is a clever iOS app that lets you sync music across multiple devices" Apple World Today 7:32 AM
  • "How to reset your AirPort base station" 9to5Mac 10:03 PM
  • "How to check if your Mac or iOS device is still covered under warranty or is protected by AppleCare" AppleInsider 3:04 PM
  • "How to Remove Recently Used Apps From the iPad Dock" MakeUseOf 8:18 AM
  • "How to download a copy of Apple data about you" CNBC 8:10 AM
  • "Apple outlines key features to look for when upgrading from AirPort devices" 9to5Mac 6:36 PM
  • "How to Snooze Emails in Gmail for iOS and Android" Lifehacker 2:17 PM
  • "Adding Fonts to an iPad: With a little help from an installer app, you can use new typefaces with certain programs on Apple's tablet and other mobile devices." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:41 AM
  • "What to do if you use two-factor authentication and can't sign in or reset your password" iDownload Blog 7:57 AM
  • "Apple's AirPort base stations are gone, and we wish they weren't"  AppleInsider 9:58 PM
  • "Apple embraces the Microsoft Store with iTunes for Windows 10" BetaNews 9:58 PM
  • "Yet more evidence Apple is working on AR glasses for mixed reality" BGR 10:04 PM
  • "Apple's rumored 6.1-inch iPhone X variant will not include 3D Touch" BGR 7:52 PM
  • "6 Reasons Why the iPhone X Definitely Isn't 'Dead'" iDrop News 11:49 AM
  • "Snapchat's Spectacles 2 are here and Apple's AR glasses can't come soon enough" Macworld 11:41 AM
  • "Could we really see an iPhone X Plus with stylus support?" TechRadar UK 8:18 AM
  • "The iPhone Is Coming to Nokia's Rescue: Oddly, the Finnish giant is making much more money from mobile phone tech than its huge networks business." BloombergGadfly 8:17 AM
  • "The last Apple Watch boutique is closing, and good riddance" Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "MacBook Pro: The butterfly keyboard effect/Negative sentiment and anecdotes concerning the MacBook Pro butterfly keyboard are back making headlines. So, what's going on?" iMore 8:09 AM
  • "iOS Plus: Imagining a Mac that runs iOS apps"  Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "Fool on the hill of money: The iPhone X doing its job" Macworld 7:45 AM
  • "Samsung just totally threw Apple under the bus"  BGR 8:06 AM
  • "Bloomberg butchers Samsung OLED statements to portray iPhone X as weak"  AppleInsider 7:45 AM
  • "Google's new Gmail aims to hit Microsoft where it hurts" The Verge 7:54 AM
  • "Why Blockchain, Why Now" Forbes 7:49 AM
  • "Google Pixel 2 XL: Like paying Apple-tier prices then saying, hey, please help yourself to my data" The Register 7:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple's iTunes software comes to the Windows Store: The odd match makes iTunes ready for Windows 10 S Mode." Engadget 6:35 PM
  • "iTunes is finally in the Microsoft Store: Originally, it was promised by the end of 2017." Ars Technica 6:35 PM
  • "Best Bluetooth Keyboards for iPad" iMore 11:49 AM
  • "Google explains why it's taking so long to add iPhone X support to the Inbox email app" iDownload Blog 11:49 AM
  • "FileWave extends robust support for Apple technologies in a multi-platform solution, with version 12.8" PRNewswire 11:42 AM
  • "Dropbox Paper now lets you 'templatize' docs into standardized templates for streamlining workflows" 9to5Mac 11:41 AM
  • "HomeKit support now available in four more GE air conditioning window units" AppleInsider 9:11 AM
  • "SnapAR 'Augmented Reality Video Messenger' available on the Apple App Store" PRNewswire 8:14 AM
  • "'Hearthstone' Monster Hunt Mode is now Live" Touch Arcade 12:51 PM
  • " Space Arena soars onto mobile" 148Apps 7:57 AM
  • "Otterbox outs four Marvel-inspired cases ahead of 'Avengers: Infinity War'¬†opening" Canadian Reviewer 7:57 AM
  • "Apple brings more airports to indoor Maps" iMore 7:57 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft revenue climbs 16% to $26.8B, beating expectations, thanks to cloud growth" GeekWire 4:38 PM
  • "LinkedIn among Microsoft's fastest growing businesses as $26B investment begins to pay off" GeekWire 7:52 PM
  • "Microsoft's Intelligent Cloud group posts a 17 percent jump in revenue on 93 percent growth for Azure" GeekWire 4:38 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 April Update is probably coming in, er, May: But there is a new 'Skip Ahead' build..." The Inquirer 6:20 AM
  • "New Usage Milestone for Fall Creators Update with Successor Delayed" Thurrott 3:32 PM
  • "Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 preview with focus on mobile broadband: Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build comes with new mobile broadband capabilities and UI improvements" Computing 7:12 AM
  • "With new Windows update still AWOL, Fall Creators Update reaches 92% penetration: Windows 10 1709 is now the most-used Windows 10 update ever." Ars Technica 2:32 PM
  • "A judge ordered e-waste recycler to prison for selling free recovery discs: Eric Lundgren paid a company in China to print thousands of Dell-branded recovery CDs." Ars Technica 7:50 AM
  • "E-waste activist heads to prison for 15 months for selling Windows restore disks" Neowin 1:57 PM
  • "Man Gets 15-Month Sentence for Selling Windows Restore Discs" ExtremeTech 2:43 PM
  • "IBM introduces a blockchain to verify the jewelry supply chain" TechCrunch 6:26 AM
  • "TrustChain: IBM's new blockchain initiative to track diamonds and precious metals" EconoTimes 7:11 AM
  • "IBM is using blockchain to confirm the origins of jewelry: It's another practical use for the cryptocurrency ledger system." Engadget 1:54 PM
  • "Dell XPS 13 review: Stunning laptop with latest features, but not for everyone/Dell XPS 13 remains one of the best laptops in the market, when it comes to performance and design. Here's our review of the laptop." The Indian Express 6:34 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 unboxing and first impressions: A beast of a convertible" Neowin 2:57 PM
  • "Dell Precision 7730 Boasts 128 Gb RAM And 8th Generation Of Intel Processors" News 4C 6:34 AM
  • "HP launches Piazza print-to-order book manufacturing services" Graphic Arts 6:35 AM
  • "AMD Shares Explode After Solid Q1, Robust Outlook That Defies Chip Sector Gloom: AMD is set to open at a one-month high Thursday after swinging into profit for the first quarter and issuing a robust outlook for its gaming and cryptocurrency mining chips." TheStreet 6:43 AM
  • "Ryzen boosts AMD profits, as mobile chips promise further growth" Brinkwire 6:43 AM
  • "AMD Q1 Revenue Surges on Strong Ryzen, Radeon Sales" ExtremeTech 11:23 AM
  • "AMD Zen CPU architect Jim Keller becomes an SVP at Intel" Hexus 6:44 AM
  • "AMD Zen Designer Keller Is Moving to intel" Guru3D 6:45 AM
  • "AMD's Zen & Athlon64 CPU Architect Jim Keller Joins Intel" WCCFTech 6:47 AM
  • "GADGETS: Inside AMD's Quest to Build Chips That Can Beat Intel" Gizmodo 6:36 PM
  • "AMD Launches Combat Crate Hardware Bundles" PC Magazine 2:49 PM
  • "4GHz CPU Battle: AMD 2nd-Gen Ryzen vs. Intel 8th-Gen Core: Instructions Per Cycle Shootout" TechSpot 6:47 AM
  • "Intel document confirms existence of X399, Z390 chipsets: Both supporting Coffee Lake and Cannon Lake CPUs" TechSpot 6:48 AM
  • "Intel reports strong Q1, accelerates growth in data center business" ZDNet 6:41 PM
  • "Intel soars after brighter forecast for data centers, memory: Intel has been focused on transforming itself from a supplier of processors for personal computers to a maker of chips for growing data center business and newer areas such as driverless cars and artificial intelligence" Reuters 6:42 PM
  • "Intel's Data Center Group takes advantage of booming cloud business in Q1" GeekWire 6:42 PM
  • "Tesla loses top Autopilot chief as Jim Keller leaves to join Intel" BGR 8:56 PM
  • "Cisco rolls out new fabric switches in storage portfolio update" ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "Samsung's Top Sales Might Not Last: After eclipsing Intel in chip sales in 2017, Samsung has its work cut out to stay on top" EE Times Asia 6:09 AM
  • "Samsung's memory business leads record Q1 profits" ZDNet 6:20 AM
  • "Samsung shows record profits despite weak demand for mobile OLED: Its results suggest iPhone X shipments were lower than expected." Engadget 6:19 AM
  • "Samsung posts record profits thanks to booming memory chip biz: But firm warns of Q2 decline due to 'stagnant' smartphone sales" The Inquirer 6:20 AM
  • "Artificial intelligence boom is creating new business value" ZDNet 7:18 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Hon Hai Misses Out on Apple's Epic iPhone Gains" Bloomberg 8:15 AM
  • "Toni Sacconaghi: iPhone weakness vs. the buyback bazooka" Apple 3.0 3:49 PM
Industry News
  • "5 Things We Just Learned From AMD, Qualcomm, Samsung and PayPal's Earnings: AMD's share gains, Qualcomm's licensing terms and the growth of PayPal's Venmo are among the things investors are digesting post-earnings." TheStreet 6:38 PM
  • "Facebook stock ignites tech sector rally, leads the market higher" MarketWatch 12:03 PM
  • "Facebook leads technology stock rally as US indexes climb" Associated Press 12:04 PM
  • "Biggest Day Yet for Q1 Earnings: AMZN, MSFT, INTC, SBUX & More" 6:39 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Boosted by Tech Shares: Nasdaq breaks losing streak as technology sector rallies on strong earnings reports" [Paid Membership Required] 6:39 PM
  • "Samsung rebounds, but losses resume for Hong Kong, China stocks" MarketWatch 7:26 AM
  • "European stocks cling to gains as ECB's Draghi steps to center stage" MarketWatch 7:26 AM

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