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Tuesday Highlights: TheStreet examines Tim Cook's political play as diplomat and its payoff with the Trump administration; CNBC reports of tensions in Apple's health team prompting departures of some over "differing visions for the future"; Motley Fool looks at how Apple Card may represent the "iPhoning [of] the finance industry", and speaking of Apple Card, company announces it's available to all customers in US; WSJ, New York Times on coming investigations into big tech by state Attorneys General; 9to5Mac gets exclusive hands-on with Apple Arcade on the Mac; Kirk McElhearn ponders fate of iTunes Store in Catalina; Bloomberg says $9.99/mo is the expected price of Apple TV+ after free trial, but only 5 shows expected at launch, reports and opinions in our General Interest, and Op/Ed sections.

  • "Senators Grill Facebook, Google, and Apple Over Invasive Apps"  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:12 PM
  • "FaceTime bug: Lawmakers demand answers from Apple's CEO" Digital Trends 7:47 AM
  • "Senators want answers on Facebook and Google's controversial research apps: Letters sent to Facebook, Google, and Apple" The Verge 3:13 PM
  • "Apple puts modem engineering unit into chip design group" ["Johny Srouji, Apple's senior vice president of hardware technologies, took over the company's modem design efforts in January, the sources said. The organizational move has not been previously reported."]  Reuters 7:36 AM
  • "Apple Shifts In-House Modem Dev Team To Big Leagues As It Preps 5G Push For iPhones" HotHardware 4:27 PM
  • "Profiling Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's new head of retail"  AppleInsider 7:47 AM
  • "Apple recently hired a prominent obstetrician, signaling interest in women's health" CNBC 5:25 PM
  • "The Rise of the iPhone Auteur: Steven Soderbergh's 'High Flying Bird' is the latest movie to be filmed entirely on a smartphone. While the technique has yet to catch on en masse, its proponents talk about its democratizing and artistically liberating effects—and it could very well be the future of filmmaking."  The Ringer 9:23 AM
  • "Big Tech's (mostly) civil wars: For a few moments last week it might have looked like the tech industry's very own World War III was breaking out, as Apple briefly kicked iPhone users who work at Facebook and Google off much of their own software as part of a privacy dispute."  Axios 9:11 AM
  • "Apple Releases Updated Version of macOS Mojave 10.14.3 With Group FaceTime Bug Fix" MacRumors 3:18 PM
  • "Apple issues macOS 10.14.3 Supplemental Update: The Supplemental Update fixes the Group FaceTime bug that has been making headlines lately." Macworld 5:25 PM
  • "Apple is killing the 'Do Not Track' setting in Safari because it could be used as a way to track people" Business Insider 9:18 AM
  • "Apple is withdrawing Safari's Do Not Track feature" Engadget 7:53 AM
  • "Why Apple is disabling Safari's Do Not Track feature" Computerworld 7:32 AM
  • "References to an unreleased LG monitor have been discovered in the latest Mojave beta" iDownload Blog 8:24 AM
  • "Forgot password? Five reasons why you need a password manager" ZDNet 3:22 PM
  • "How to Run Plex on a Mac" iMore 9:13 AM
  • "How and When To Type En and Em Dashes On a Mac" MacMost 9:12 AM
Press Releases
  • "Area Lighting Calc, a native macOS CAD application specialized to perform lighting calculations for open areas." Brotens 8:19 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Some iPhone Apps May Be Recording Users' Screens Without Their Knowledge, Report Finds"  Gizmodo 7:48 AM
  • "Popular iPhone apps caught recording your screen without permission – here are the offenders"  BGR 7:50 AM
  • "Some popular iOS apps recorded users' screens for analytics" Cult of Mac 7:54 AM
  • "Angela's Assets: Could Apple's big fashion hire be heading to Seventh Avenue?" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:42 PM
  • "Angela Ahrendts details plans for life after Apple at Ralph Lauren fashion show appearance" 9to5Mac 5:36 PM
  • "The iPad app making life easier for people in public housing: For many people in public housing, even the most basic daily tasks can be a bureaucratic nightmare. But one app is changing that." CNET 9:06 AM
  • "India's decision to defer manufacturing tariffs could help Apple" Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
  • "YouTube Climbs to the Top, Ranking Most Intimate Brand among Millennials, According to MBLM's Brand Intimacy 2019 Study" MLBM 11:15 AM
  • "Millennials love YouTube more than Apple, survey claims" Apple Must 11:13 AM
  • "Apple loses top ranking among millennials to YouTube in latest brand intimacy study" 9to5Mac 11:18 AM
  • "Russia Wants Apple Maps to Show Crimea as Russian Territory" The Mac Observer 10:04 AM
  • "11 things you probably didn't know about Apple's famous '1984' Super Bowl ad that almost didn't air" Business Insider 9:23 AM
  • "Cupertino mayor jokes about building border wall round Apple's hometown" Cult of Mac 7:54 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Huawei will need 5 years and $2b to resolve UK security concerns: Report" ZDNet 8:37 PM
  • "Republicans in Congress Are Talking Net Neutrality, at Least" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:32 PM
  • "Zero rating: Another way of poisoning net neutrality/A recent study found zero-rating business practices: offering a service such as DirecTV without charging for the bandwidth: actually ends up increasing your wireless data bill." ZDNet 3:19 PM
  • "Google's Making It Easier to Encrypt Even Cheap Android Phones" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:18 AM
  • "Amazon calls for transparent use of facial ID tech by law enforcement agencies" Reuters 11:18 AM
  • "'Fauxtography' is now a fact of life: The unedited photo is more a romantic ideal than an attainable goal" The Verge 9:06 AM
  • "All the folding smartphones you need to know about/The future unfolds: All the folding smartphones you need to know about" Digital Trends 9:05 AM
  • "T-Mobile plans to offer à la carte media subscriptions, but no TV 'skinny bundle'" TechCrunch 3:11 PM
  • "T-Mobile adds 7M customers over past year, looks ahead to Sprint merger and 5G buildout" GeekWire 9:46 AM
  • "T-Mobile results beat on higher subscriber additions" Reuters 8:14 AM
  • "Trojan malware: The hidden cyber threat to your PC/Trojan malware has evolved into one of the most dangerous malware types. Ignore the threat at your peril." ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "Facebook Says It Needs to Collect All Your Data to Protect Against Terrorism and Child Abuse" Gizmodo 7:48 AM
  • "LG G8 ThinQ to use Infineon 3D sensor for improved front camera" ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "Apple's most sophisticated iPhone feature is coming to the new LG G8 flagship" BGR 7:48 AM
  • "#90: Spotify Buys Podcasting/Jason and Stephen discuss Apple's retail changes and Facebook's 15th anniversary. Then Natalie Jarvey of The Hollywood Reporter visits to discuss Spotify spending a lot of money on podcasting companies, and Jeremy Burge of Emojipedia unveils the new emoji coming later in 2019." Relay FM: Download 5:30 PM
  • "Apple Yesterday vs. Apple Today vs. Apple Tomorrow, with Dave Hamilton -ACM 500" The Mac Observer 5:26 PM
  • "Screen Recording Your Activity, RIP Do Not Track – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-07" The Mac Observer 2:56 PM
  • "Apple tells app developers to disclose or remove screen recording code"  TechCrunch 5:26 PM
  • "Apple is compensating the 14-year-old who discovered major FaceTime security bug: A teenage bug bounty"  The Verge 3:11 PM
  • "Apple to contribute to U.S. teen's education for spotting FaceTime bug" Reuters 3:19 PM
  • "iPhone US Installed Base Ticks Up Slightly" [2-page PDF] CIRP 7:52 AM
  • "US iPhone install base continuing to grow but at a slower rate than 2017" AppleInsider 9:23 AM
  • "189 million iPhones are currently in use in the U.S." Cult of Mac 9:27 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 12.1.4 Update Also Fixes Live Photos Vulnerability, FaceTime Bug Reporter to Receive Bounty and Gift Toward Education" MacRumors 2:58 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 12.1.4, fixing Group FaceTime privacy bug" Macworld 2:58 PM
  • "Google researcher says iOS 12.1.4 fixes two zero-day vulnerabilities" 9to5Mac 8:32 PM
  • "Apple pushes fix for 'FacePalm,' possibly its creepiest vulnerability ever" Ars Technica 3:19 PM
  • "USPTO and EPO post-grant reviews: Intel is beating the living daylights out of Qualcomm's envelope tracker patent" Foss Patents 9:07 AM
  • "'Project Titan' self-driving car could be summoned and paid for on an iPhone" AppleInsider 7:47 AM
  • "Apple patent involves using an iPhone to unlock, even summon, your car" Apple World Today 7:33 AM
  • "Apple Pencil Not Working, Fix" macReports 8:15 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM

  • "I've been using the Apple TV 4K for 6 months, and it's the best smart TV platform for Apple fans" Business Insider 3:19 PM
  • "The Eve Light Strip will light up your life — at a price" Apple World Today 7:34 AM
iOS Apps
  • "iPad Diaries: Using a Mac from iOS, Part 1 – Finder Folders, Siri Shortcuts, and App Windows with Keyboard Maestro" MacStories 5:30 PM
  • "Why iOS is the best way to play Fortnite on the go" Cult of Mac 9:07 AM
  • "Jailbreak iOS 12.1.2 - 12 Using RootlessJB The Easy Way, Here's How" Redmond Pie 7:59 PM
  • "How to unpair Bluetooth devices on iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 5:56 PM
  • "Depth Control — The Backdrop — Apple" YouTube 5:23 PM
  • "How to browse all your Mac's folders from the iPad's Files app" Cult of Mac 3:11 PM
  • "How to leave a group text on iPhone, iPad and Mac" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
  • "Why iTunes says your iOS 12 device isn't recognized: iPhones are fickle about the versions of macOS and iTunes they can connect with." Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "How to use an inexpensive TV set as a monitor for your Mac, and why you might not want to" AppleInsider 2:58 PM
  • "5 Crazy New Features We Could See in Apple's HomePod 2" [Slideshow] iDrop News 7:04 PM
  • "How Apple could fix the iPad home screen in iOS 13 [Opinion] Cult of Mac 2:57 PM
  • "'Apple Puts Modem Engineering Unit Into Chip Design Group'" Daring Fireball 2:58 PM
  • "Apple's modem development team has huge challenges to solve" Apple Must 2:56 PM
  • "Hey Apple! Where's my iOS 12.1.4 update? The bigger the Apple ecosystem becomes, the less Apple seems to be able to keep it managed."  ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "Quit or canned? Why is Angela Ahrendts leaving Apple? [Opinion] Cult of Mac 7:34 AM
  • "Twitter just made an Apple-like move — here's why that's not good: Company will phase out monthly-active-user counts, which are in decline, in favor of a metric that's showing growth" MarketWatch 9:19 AM
  • "Tech monopolies are a cancer for American capitalism" VentureBeat 7:50 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver Tulane University's 2019 commencement speech in May" AppleInsider 7:51 PM
  • "Tim Cook to give 2019 commencement address at Tulane University in May" 9to5Mac 7:04 PM
  • "Netflix brings Smart Downloads to iPhone and iPad after teasing feature last summer" 9to5Mac 3:13 PM
  • "Fortnite finally lets you merge multiple accounts into one" Cult of Mac 2:57 PM
  • "YoWindow 2 Offers Game-Changing Way to Check Weather on a Smartphone" YoWindow 2:55 PM
  • "The AMD Radeon VII doesn't work on the Mac at launch, but will soon" AppleInsider 11:18 AM
  • "Exclusive: Sonos might shift manufacturing out of China" Axios 9:07 AM
  • "Toyota Expanding CarPlay to 2020 Tacoma, Tundra, Sequoia, and 4Runner as VW Debuts Wireless CarPlay in Europe" MacRumors 9:06 AM
  • "2020 Kia Sportage Debuts At Chicago Auto Show" ["Standard 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay4 and Android Auto5, available modem-enabled telematics6, and available navigation7"] PRNewswire 8:31 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Surface Pro 6, Laptop 2, Studio 2 Land on 20 New Markets" Thurrott 5:57 AM
  • "Windows 10 boost as the ultimate Microsoft PC goes on sale in the UK: MICROSOFT has just announced the UK launch of its new Surface Studio 2 which offers the ultimate Windows 10 experience." Express UK 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft's iMac-rivalling Surface Studio 2 finally arrives in Blighty: And pricing starts at, er, £3,549" The Inquirer 10:09 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Headphones will be available in eight new markets from March" Neowin 5:56 AM
  • "Surface Headphones Coming to Eight New Markets Next Month" Thurrott 5:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Build is going to clash with Google I/O, again: So much for cross-platform" The Inquirer 6:32 AM
  • "Microsoft's Healthcare Bot service becomes generally available in Azure Marketplace" VentureBeat 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft announces general availability of Azure Data Explorer and Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2" VentureBeat 11:59 AM
  • "Two new Azure analytics GA releases, one preview and a big push on SQL DW: Azure Data Explorer and Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 hit General Availability today. Visual Data Flows in Azure Data Factory launches as a public preview, and Microsoft touts major price/performance advantages for Azure SQL Data Warehouse." ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "Microsoft says you shouldn't buy its awful software: Redmond, for some bizarre reason, releases ads that mock Office 2019. It wants you to buy Office 365 instead." ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "Microsoft joins OpenChain open-source compliance groupSteven J. Vaughan-Nichols" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Exclusive: Dell explores sale of cyber security company SecureWorks - sources" Reuters 11:59 AM
  • "Feeble hybrid cloud capabilities for Dell and IBM in Gartner object storage report" Blocks & Files 6:39 AM
  • "Dell Offering Azure Stack for Harsh Remote and Edge Environments" eWeek 6:39 AM
  • "Dell reduces obstacles in partners route to gold: The vendor has revealed that it is making it easier for authorised partners to move up into its tiered programme" ComputerWeekly 6:39 AM
  • "Dell EMC expands data protection offerings for multi-cloud environments" Tahawultech 6:40 AM
  • "Dell sets sights on $70bn channel revenues: The vendor has revealed that the channel is within touching distance of hitting $50bn in revenues and it is now looking for a larger goal" ComputerWeekly 6:40 AM
  • "Intel's Ice Lake might fix Meltdown, but speculative bugs are here to stay" Digital Trends 6:41 AM
  • "Premier League trio to use Intel's 3D 360-degree replay technology" Examiner 6:51 AM
  • "AMD's Radeon VII Graphics Card Won't Dethrone NVIDIA" The Motley Fool 5:30 PM
  • "AMD Radeon VII Review: 7nm Vega With 16GB HBM2 Benchmarked" HotHardware 8:40 AM
  • "Global food brand harnesses IBM's AI to make the perfect dressing" ZDNet 6:58 AM
  • "IBM Watson talking AI with law firms: IBM Watson Legal discussing new AI opportunities with select nu" The Global Legal Post 6:50 AM
  • "Oracle announces new data centre in Abu Dhabi, UAE" TechRadar UK 6:52 AM
  • "Oracle opens its first data centre in the Middle East: Public cloud services market in Mena is projected to double by 2020" The National 6:52 AM
  • "Cisco, like Apple and other tech giants, now wants new federal privacy law: After new California privacy law, Cisco says it wants to avoid legal 'fracturing.'" Ars Technica 6:31 AM
  • "How Iridium Next-Gen Satellites Will Boost IoT Performance" eWeek 6:13 AM
  • "London is still top for software developers, but European rivals are catching up fast: London still has the most software developers, but for how long?" ZDNet 6:24 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "New Apple retail chief receives stock grant worth up to $8.2m" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:14 PM
  • "Don't Buy Apple Stock Hoping for a Netflix Acquisition" InvestorPlace 5:30 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks retreat as U.S.-China trade war fears reignite: Twitter shares tumble on downbeat outlook" MarketWatch 3:00 PM
  • "Dow Falls on Concerns Over Slowing Global Growth, Chances of a China Trade Deal: The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbles as concerns over slowing global growth push equities lower and chances of a U.S.-China trade deal dim." TheStreet 2:59 PM
  • "US stocks lower on US-China trade talk concerns" FOXBusiness 10:11 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide on Trade Tensions, Global Growth Fears: Investors are grappling with conflicting economic signals, curbing enthusiasm for risk-taking" [Paid Membership Required] 2:59 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly rise after RBA sparks hopes of interest-rate cuts" MarketWatch 7:08 AM
  • "European stocks lower, battered by data, downbeat earnings: Société Générale stumbles on earnings" MarketWatch 10:12 AM

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