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  • "Apple names Deirdre O'Brien senior vice president of Retail + People: Angela Ahrendts Plans April Departure After Five Successful Years"  Apple 4:52 PM
  • "Apple Names Deirdre O'Brien Senior Vice President of Retail + People" Business Wire 4:53 PM
  • "Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts to depart in April" Reuters 5:02 PM
  • "Chief of Apple Stores Is Leaving After 5 Years in the Job: Angela Ahrendts, formerly the chief executive of Burberry, said Tuesday that she will step down as Apple's retail chief in April."  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:46 PM
  • "Angela Ahrendts is leaving Apple" TechCrunch 4:55 PM
  • "Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving in April" Business Insider 5:05 PM
  • "Apple Says Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts Leaving in April" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:49 PM
  • "Apple's retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving the company: Deirdre O'Brien will take over in an expanded role as the senior vice president of Retail + People." ZDNet 5:02 PM
  • "Angela Ahrendts, leader of Apple's retail efforts, will depart the company in April" Ars Technica 7:00 PM
  • "What you need to know about Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's new head of retail"  Cult of Mac 5:06 PM
  • "Congressional Committee Letter to Tim Cook regarding FaceTime privacy bug" [3-page PDF] House of Representatives 4:57 PM
  • "House Democrats want Apple to answer questions on FaceTime flaw" Reuters 5:01 PM
  • "Lawmakers have questions for Tim Cook about FaceTime bug" 9to5Mac 4:57 PM
  • "U.S. Committee Sends Letter to Tim Cook Asking for Answers About Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Flaw" MacRumors 4:58 PM
  • "Apple's FaceTime 'Privacy Violation' Gets Queries From Lawmakers" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:49 PM
  • "Apple agrees to pay back-taxes to French authorities: U.S. technology giant Apple said it had reached a deal with France to pay an undeclared amount of back-dated tax, with French media putting the sum at around 500 million euros ($571 million)."  Reuters 7:00 AM
  • "Apple has reportedly reached a deal with France over paying back taxes" CNBC 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Agrees Deal With France to Pay $571 million in Back-Taxes" MacRumors 7:31 AM
  • "Apple pays millions in backdated taxes to French authorities" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "Apple Narrows Possible Damages Qualcomm Can Seek in Patent Trial" ["A federal judge on Tuesday granted Apple's request to preclude Qualcomm from seeking financial compensation for the infringement before the lawsuit was filed in 2017. The judge also ruled that Apple isn't infringing one of the several patents that Qualcomm says are at stake in the litigation."]  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:38 PM
  • "Qualcomm's German motion for contempt sanctions against Apple faces high legal hurdle while iPhone 7 and 8 remain widely available" Foss Patents 2:50 PM
  • "Apple Narrows Damages Qualcomm Can Seek in Patent Trial" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:48 PM
  • "Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Erroneous 'This Accessory May Not Be Supported' Alerts"  MacRumors 9:25 AM
  • "Lawsuit claims Apple's iOS updates in 2016 forced customers to buy new iPhone chargers" AppleInsider 10:46 AM
  • "When Apple, Facebook, and Google fight, we all lose: We're all the pawns in a three-dimensional game of chess."  Macworld 7:18 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Second Public Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4" MacRumors 1:09 PM
  • "Google's new Chrome Extension checks your passwords are still secure" The Verge 8:38 AM
  • "How to restore specific files/folders with Time Machine on Mac" 9to5Mac 7:02 PM
  • "The Complete Guide to Tethering From Your Phone or Tablet When You Don't Have Wifi" Gizmodo 8:46 AM
  • "How to move photos to iCloud Photos without an up-to-date Mac" Macworld 7:29 AM
  • "Data Detectors and Look Up" MacMost 9:05 AM
Press Releases
  • "Make TV shows and movies look great in iOS with iFlicks 3" Cult of Mac 1:11 PM
  • "The Top Conferences for Mac and iOS Professionals in 2019" TidBITS 9:19 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple sizing up huge Hudson Yards spot: Apple is in advanced talks for about 60,000 square feet at 55 Hudson Yards — the nearly finished tower at 11th Avenue and West 34th Street that Related Cos. is developing with majority owner Mitsui Fudosan, sources said Monday."  New York Post 7:08 AM
  • "Apple reportedly eyes office, retail space in Manhattan's Hudson Yards mega-development" AppleInsider 7:31 AM
  • "A $2 Billion iPhone Splurge That Didn't Go So Well: AMS spent big to win a prime position on the iPhone X. With smartphone sales slowing, investors in Apple suppliers might prefer prudence in future." Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:21 AM
  • "AR/VR Pioneer Avi Bar-Zeev Confirmed his Departure from Apple" The Mac Observer 7:45 AM
  • "How Nuance is blazing a path to a smarter Siri: Nuance's recently-announced Project Pathfinder solution gives us a glimpse at Siri's smarter future." Computerworld 12:47 PM
  • "Taoyuan to probe alleged forced terminations at Apple supplier" The China Post 8:38 AM
  • "Apple supplier Career accused of forcing 200 'voluntary' resignations amid iPhone slowdown" AppleInsider 8:39 AM
  • "Apple is storing Russian user data in Russia, and some people are worried it could enable government crackdowns" Business Insider 9:11 AM
  • "Apple reveals what user data is being stored on Russian servers" Cult of Mac 7:31 AM
  • "Apple's smart speaker is struggling against rivals from Amazon and Google" CNBC 8:46 AM
  • "HomePod Struggling to Gain Market Share Alongside Cheaper Amazon Echo and Google Home Speakers" MacRumors 7:44 AM
  • "Facebook and Google employees get to use Apple iOS apps again - Video" ZDNet 9:09 PM
  • "iPhone snaps top pics for Mobile Photography Awards" Cult of Mac 2:51 PM
  • "Apple Music memoji-themed billboards pop up ahead of Grammy awards" AppleInsider 1:07 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook Deletes 22 Pages For Promoting Alex Jones and Infowars" PC Magazine 9:10 PM
  • "House Democrats get down to business on tech issues: Net neutrality, FCC oversight, T-Moible-Sprint merger, and Apple's FaceTime debacle are all getting attention from Democratic leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee." CNET 7:56 PM
  • "[Exclusive] Google Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite Model Numbers Revealed; Headed to India Soon" MySmartPrice 9:53 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg stoked anger by trying to deflect Facebook's problems on 'the internet'" Business Insider 8:10 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's former mentor: Facebook's 'surveillance capitalism' business model is toxic for democracy" Business Insider 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Annoyances, Charger Lawsuit– TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-05" The Mac Observer 2:39 PM
  • "Et tu, Apple? iPhones will tout AT&T's fake 5G E network (The 3:59, Ep. 515)" CNET 1:08 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 97 – Utility App Grab Bag" MacStories 1:08 PM
  • "Podcast: What Apple Could Buy With Its $130 Billion In Cash, and Two Other Numbers You Need to Know" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:09 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 277: There is no safety net" iDownload Blog 7:46 AM
  • "Apple's new Safari privacy settings threaten web-based VR and AR" The Verge 7:08 AM
  • "iPhone or iPad replace LTE with 5G E? Here's why" 9to5Mac 2:51 PM
  • "Odd privacy setting in iOS 12.2 breaks iPhone AR and VR ads – including Apple's own" 9to5Mac 8:09 AM
  • "No, an iOS update hasn't given your iPhone 5G from AT&T: Apple and AT&T misleadingly label improved 4G service as '5G E'" GearBrain 7:39 AM
  • "iOS 12.2 beta includes new Animojis and fake 5G logo" TechCrunch 10:47 AM
  • "Second Public Beta of iOS 12.2 Now Available" MacRumors 1:08 PM
  • "Waffle, Flamingo, Otter, Sloth, Skunk, and Garlic Among New Emojis Coming to iOS in 2019" MacRumors 2:51 PM
  • "Apple no longer signing iOS 12.1.1 and iOS 12.1.2 after iOS 12.1.3 release" 9to5Mac 5:51 PM
  • "Touch ID that spans the entire iPhone display in the works at Apple" AppleInsider 1:08 PM
  • "Apple TV interface proposals point at a future live TV streaming service" AppleInsider 8:35 AM
  • "Apple granted a patent for a 'TV side bar user interface" Apple World Today 9:14 AM
  • "An iMac might someday charge your other Apple devices wirelessly" Apple World Today 8:35 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple is now selling refurbished iPhone X handsets from $769" Digital Trends 7:39 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:59 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:59 AM

  • "New Razer Blade Stealth vs. Apple's MacBooks" MacRumors 4:56 PM
  • "The Apple iPhone XR Review: A Different Display Leads To Brilliant Battery Life" AnandTech 9:19 AM
  • "Review: Eve HomeKit lightstrip is bright spot in a crowded market" AppleInsider 1:07 PM
  • "Hands-on: Osmo Pocket, a really small and powerful gimbal – at a price [Video] 9to5Mac 9:50 AM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: With An Ever So Light Bias" YMP Now 6:55 AM
  • "How to check your iPad trade-in value" 9to5Mac 2:50 PM
  • "How to delete apps on your iPad (and save their data)" Business Insider 1:09 PM
  • "How to Schedule Sending Text Messages from iPhone" OS X Daily 7:46 AM
  • "How to tell if your iPhone Message chat is encrypted" Apple Must 4:53 PM
  • "AT&T 5GE on iPhone and Android phones: What you need to know/If you've seen 5GE on your phone's status bar, don't be fooled." PCWorld 10:47 AM
  • "Angela Ahrendts to Leave Apple in April; Deirdre O'Brien Named Senior Vice President of Retail and People" Daring Fireball 6:46 PM
  • "iPhones Are Displaying Fake '5G E' Indicators: Why It Matters"  PC Magazine 5:01 PM
  • "Insane concept gives iPhone 11 a crazy 360-degree display" Cult of Mac 1:09 PM
  • "Why Apple Might Be Looking to Add Roku to Its Home Ecosystem - Tech Check" RealMoney 1:06 PM
  • "New renders match rumored iPhone 11 with stealthy iOS 13 Dark Mode" 9to5Mac 1:07 PM
  • "Here's what iOS 13"s rumored Dark Mode might look like on the iPhone 11" BGR 9:19 AM
  • "High level Apple exec flies to Tucson to meet with 14-year-old who discovered FaceTime flaw" The Loop 9:12 AM
  • "Computers I Have Known, a Love Story (Premium)" Thurrott 9:11 AM
  • "These are some of the things which inspired the original iPhone" Cult of Mac 9:10 AM
  • "Why I Won't Sell an iPhone on eBay Any More" Kirkville 8:37 AM
  • "Blowing in the wind: Apple's presumed failing" Macworld 7:29 AM
  • "House Democrats Tell Ajit Pai: Stop Screwing Over the Public" Slashdot 6:21 PM
  • "Mobvoi Ticwatch E2 Review: Wear OS gets a new best low-cost option with a few compromises [Video] 9to5Google 1:12 PM
  • "AI Should be Reducing Bias, Not Introducing it in Recruiting" ReadWrite 1:11 PM
  • "No wonder Huawei is the second-largest smartphone maker in the world — it makes great smartphones" Business Insider 9:41 AM
  • "Bye T-Mobile, I just switched to Google Fi: T-Mobile didn't do anything wrong — Google just does so much more right." Android Central 9:35 AM
  • "Could Embedded 5G/LTE Kill WiFi?" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:44 AM
  • "Android Confidential: Three radical changes I want to see Google bring to Wear OS" PCWorld 7:37 AM
  • "Why doesn't Google make Gmail more like Inbox?"  The Next Web 7:36 AM
  • "Comic: Be Careful Wishing for Keyboard Fixes..." iMore 8:32 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Tesla launches new iPhone cases and folios on Amazon storefront" AppleInsider 2:51 PM
  • "Strava Partnered with Slopes for Ski and Snowboard Tracking" The Mac Observer 2:39 PM
  • "Strava expands to include ski and snowboard tracking with Slopes iOS app integration" 9to5Mac 1:08 PM
  • "Fortnite's latest update brings bottle rockets and campfires" Cult of Mac 10:46 AM
  • "Gmail and Google Docs updated to remove black borders on iPad Pro" The Verge 10:46 AM
  • "Apple Launches Annual 'Back to School' Promotion in Japan, Offers Free Gift Cards With Select Macs, iPad Pros" MacRumors 10:46 AM
  • "Pwn20wnd revises the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release with bug fixes and code improvements" iDownload Blog 9:50 AM
  • "FuboTV becomes the second live TV service to integrate with Apple's TV app" The Verge 9:19 AM
  • "Jamf acquires ZuluDesk, adds scale for Apple device management in education" ZDNet 10:44 AM
  • "Jamf Doubles Down on Education, Acquiring ZuluDesk, a Leading Apple Education Technology Solution" Jamf 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Pay France – HSBC and BNP cards now supported" 9to5Mac 7:35 AM
  • "Popular email client Newton Mail makes surprise return to App Store following summer shut down" 9to5Mac 7:35 AM
  • "Newton Mail and Calendar apps make unexpected return to iOS" Cult of Mac 7:30 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Accenture adds 10,000 more Microsoft-focused consultants to its practice" ZDNet 12:11 PM
  • "Microsoft Invests in 'Boring AI' Startup Valued at $2.75 Billion" ITPro Today 1:06 PM
  • "Microsoft joins $250M round for 'boring AI'" Seeking Alpha 10:04 AM
  • "With Cortana's concession speech, Microsoft abandons another platform opportunity" ZDNet 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Project xCloud Streaming Service Supports All Digital Xbox One Games" HotHardware 12:03 PM
  • "Microsoft will let you test its Chromium browser even if you're not an Insider: Concious uncoupling will allow you to co-parent" The Inquirer 6:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Technology Centre opens in Sydney: The multimillion-dollar 'state of the art' facility is aimed at accelerating digital transformation in Australia." ZDNet 6:10 AM
  • "NSW government signs on Microsoft for help with digital transformation: The Microsoft Australia MD told ZDNet there are plans to work with other governments in the country on similar initiatives." ZDNet 6:11 AM
  • "Intel Details Plans for Its Oregon Fab Expansion: D1X Phase 3" AnandTech 5:49 PM
  • "Intel kills off Itanium server chips: A year from now, you won't be able to order any new Itanium chips." ITProPortal 6:32 AM
  • "Intel Capital Marches Into AI and Cloud Innovation; Invests $30 Million in Three Startups" AI Authority 6:38 AM
  • "IBM Is Fitting Europe's Biggest Port to Support Autonomous Ships" Inverse 2:44 PM
  • "IBM, Lawyers Developing AI Legal Systems" Channelnomics 2:45 PM
  • "IBM's AI classifies seizure types to help people with epilepsy" VentureBeat 2:45 PM
  • "IBM and McCormick to use AI for flavor creation: The two companies have partnered to develop an AI-enabled platform, 'One', to create a range of seasoning blends" The Innovation Enterprise 6:34 AM
  • "Dell stamps on the gas for backup devices with speed and cloud boost" The Register 6:59 PM
  • "Blue Prism and Oracle have joined forces for compliance platform" Information Age 2:42 PM
  • "Oracle moves to exploit emerging tech in SA" IT Web 2:42 PM
  • "Defendant in scheme to sell stolen Cisco computer parts pleads guilty" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 2:41 PM
  • "Cisco Documents Shed Light on Cascade Lake, Cooper Lake, and Ice Lake for Servers" AnandTech 2:41 PM
  • "Cisco leads massive rural 5G trial aimed at revolutionizing agriculture" VentureBeat 1:07 PM
  • "Cloud-Computing Giants Keep Growing Despite Slowdown Fears" Bloomberg 6:42 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple is among the biggest buyback offenders that could be flagged by the Schumer-Sanders limit" CNBC 7:22 PM
  • "Huge stock buybacks were never a good look for Apple" Apple 3.0 7:22 PM
  • "Apple Has Plenty of Willing Buyers, but Who Are These People? Three groups of buyers are driving Apple stock higher."  RealMoney 10:44 AM
  • "Apple Edges Out Microsoft, Amazon to Retake Most Valuable Crown"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:22 AM
  • "Apple briefly regains place as most valuable public company" Cult of Mac 7:31 AM
  • "Weak iPhone demand prompts AMS to suspend dividend, avoid full-year outlook" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "Apple supplier Lumentum's forecast hit by weak smartphone market" Reuters 8:09 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher as investors await Trump's State of the Union speech: S&P 500 extends winning streak to fifth day" MarketWatch 4:54 PM
  • "Dow Closes Higher Ahead of Trump's State of the Union Address: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose Tuesday ahead of Donald Trump's State of the Union address." TheStreet 4:54 PM
  • "Stocks post 5th daily gain on strong tech, consumer cyclical earnings" FOXBusiness 4:54 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Higher on Upbeat Earnings Reports: The S&P 500 notches its fifth consecutive session of gains" [Paid Membership Required] 4:54 PM
  • "Nikkei flat, Australian stocks surge as central bank stays pat" MarketWatch 6:52 AM
  • "European markets mostly lower, with banks weak, earnings news downbeat" MarketWatch 6:53 AM

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