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  • "People are holding on to their iPhones for a lot longer, spelling trouble for Apple, says analyst" ["The upgrade cycle is about every 4 years in fiscal 2019, he says, while it was around every 3 years in fiscal 2018. Sacconaghi says he expects 16 percent of Apple's installed base — 900 million iPhones — will buy a new iPhone in fiscal 2019."]  CNBC 3:06 PM
  • "One of Apple's most well-known analysts says an all-time low in iPhone replacement rates is going to cause more pain than investors realize" Business Insider 3:46 PM
  • "Here's What's Next for Apple's Retail Empire as a Veteran Takes the Reins: Apple stores aren't just places to buy iPhones: they're at the crux of Apple's brand and its ongoing push into services. With Apple's head of retail departing soon, what's next for its powerful retail division?"  TheStreet 7:47 AM
  • "Angela Ahrendts' Post-Apple Plans: Ahrendts plans to do some traveling after leaving Apple in April." WWD 9:08 AM
  • "New Apple retail chief receives stock grant worth up to $8.2m" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:10 AM
  • "Apple and Google accused of helping 'enforce gender apartheid' by hosting Saudi government app that tracks women and stops them leaving the country"  Business Insider 7:39 AM
  • "Apple Faces Backlash for iOS App that Allows Men to Stop Women Leaving Saudi Arabia" The Mac Observer 3:02 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly Advised Technicians to Push iPhone Upgrades to Customers With Out-of-Warranty Devices"  MacRumors 3:06 PM
  • "Google: We've open-sourced ClusterFuzz tool that found 16,000 bugs in Chrome/Google's automated bug-finding tool is now available to all software developers." ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "How to customize the Finder Preview Pane options on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:53 AM
  • "4 Common Mistakes Mac Users Make When Trying To Search For Files" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "Cassandra -Topaz JPEG to RAW AI on the Mac (2): The Proof of the Pudding" eXtensions 6:28 AM
  • "How to Quit and Keep Windows on your Mac" Apple Must 1:27 PM
  • "'If You Use Adobe Premiere We're Not Going to Hire You' an Insight into a Leading YouTube Content Creator's Workflow" 8:06 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's crackdown on screen-recording apps is a privacy win" The Next Web 7:01 AM
  • "iPhone snooping: Apple cracks down on apps that secretly record taps, keystrokes/iOS app developers have been capturing how users interact with screens without gaining user consent." ZDNet 6:51 AM
  • "Apple to developers: disclose screen recording or get booted from App Store" Ars Technica 10:48 AM
  • "Report: Apple looks to sell Stockholm property following blocked flagship store plan" 9to5Mac 12:47 PM
  • "Apple will pay the teenager who discovered the Group FaceTime bug" Engadget 7:10 AM
  • "Apple to pay teenager who found FaceTime bug" BBC 7:10 AM
  • "Brazil is among the world's most expensive countries to buy an iPhone" ZDNet 10:45 AM
  • "The rise of emoji is causing big problems inside the US judicial system" AppleInsider 10:44 AM
  • "Tim Cook will deliver commencement address at New Orleans' Tulane University" Cult of Mac 7:30 AM
  • "Tim Cook to Deliver Tulane University 2019 Commencement Address" The Mac Observer 10:36 AM
  • "Texas Software Engineer Daven Morris Also Reported FaceTime Bug to Apple One Day Before it Made Headlines" MacRumors 7:41 AM
  • "Apple Music – Ariana Grande + Memoji" YouTube 8:43 AM
  • "Apple Music – Khalid + Memoji" YouTube 8:43 AM
  • "Apple Music – Florida Georgia Line + Memoji" YouTube 8:43 AM
  • "Depth Control — The Backdrop — Apple" YouTube 8:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Huawei Threatens Lawsuit Against Czech Republic After Security Warning" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:49 PM
  • "Report: Trump to Ban Huawei Tech in US Wireless Networks" PC Magazine 3:49 PM
  • "Jeff Bezos' security team thinks a 'government entity' may have accessed the Amazon CEO's texts, Washington Post reporter says" Business Insider 3:18 PM
  • "Lisa Brennan-Jobs and the design, production, and writing of memoir" On Margins 3:05 PM
  • "Tokyo succeeds in plan to make 2020 Olympic medals from recycled gadgets: More than five million phones donated" The Verge 10:45 AM
  • "Net neutrality advocates testified before Congress on the FCC's dismantling of the 2015 Open Internet Order" Business Insider 10:44 AM
  • "LOL, bye: Facebook's teen meme project is dead before it was released" Mashable 7:31 AM
  • "Report: Bounty hunters bought carrier user data (Update: T-Mobile statement)" Android Authority 7:28 AM
  • "Smart home devices attract hackers in their first five minutes online" GearBrain 7:15 AM
  • "India Connected by Ravi Agrawal — the smartphone revolution" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:06 AM
  • "Spotify Will Suspend or Terminate Your Account for Blocking Ads" PC Magazine 10:56 AM
  • "Spotify will now suspend or terminate accounts it finds are using ad blockers" TechCrunch 7:01 AM
  • "Sprint sues AT&T over its fake 5G branding: The lawsuit claims '5G Evolution' branding damages Sprint's legitimate 5G." Engadget 7:00 AM
  • "Glenn Fleishman Takes Control of Slack, Your Apple ID, and WI-FI Networking and Security" MacVoices 3:02 PM
  • "Still More Data Breach Updates, iPad Picks – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-08" The Mac Observer 1:28 PM
  • "Spotify's big audio play and Palm phone review on Vergecast" The Verge 12:46 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: February 8, 2019" 9to5Mac 10:44 AM
  • "Ahrendts departure, Group FaceTime fixed and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8:06 AM
  • "Exclusive: 2019 Apple iPhones Will Woo Consumers With New Design and Features, Price to Remain Same" Droid Shout 6:29 AM
  • "Apple Patches Group FaceTime, Shortcuts Vulnerabilities" Intego 7:14 AM
  • "Apple has also fixed a previously unidentified Live Photos vulnerability in FaceTime" iDownload Blog 3:17 PM
  • "New Emojis Reflecting People With Disabilities Coming Later This Year In Update For Smartphones" MacPrices 10:37 AM
  • "iOS 12.2 adds 'Mark as Played' feature to Apple Podcasts" 9to5Mac 3:06 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:03 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:03 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:03 AM

  • "Seek and Ye Shall Find Things in the Dark with an iPhone Thermal Camera" TidBITS 3:17 PM
  • "LG UltraWide 5K2K is a beast of a monitor with Thunderbolt 3" AppleInsider 12:45 PM
  • "Easily share your wireless network with Wifi Porter [Review] Cult of Mac 3:01 PM
  • "ESR Urban Premium Folio Case for iPad Pro review: A bargain folio" iMore 8:05 AM
  • "Bose SoundSport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones review: These durable earbuds are an athlete's friend/There's plenty to like about these reasonably priced Bluetooth earphones." Macworld 7:09 AM
  • "How to use Walkie Talkie on Apple Watch" 9:13 PM
  • "How to recover a forgotten Restrictions or Screen Time passcode" iDownload Blog 3:17 PM
  • "How to stay as private as possible on Apple's iPad and iPhone" Computerworld 12:43 PM
  • "Change Instagram's Interface Colors for a More Personalized Experience on Your iPhone" Gadget Hacks 9:20 PM
  • "The Apple Watch Heart Month challenge starts today" 9to5Mac 7:09 AM
  • "Two-Factor Authorization Apps for iOS" Intego 7:02 AM
  • "Apple is dealing with another privacy mess" Axios 9:13 PM
  • "What If Apple Made Hi-End Siri-Enabled Smart Headphones?" Yanko Design 9:12 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple will stick with the same prices for its 2019 iPhone lineup" BGR 6:25 PM
  • "iPhone replacement cycles slowing down to four years, pose threat to services, analyst says: One of Apple's greater revenue threats is the increasing likelihood that iPhone owners will hold onto old models rather than spend ever-higher amounts on upgrades, according to a new analyst memo." AppleInsider 5:55 PM
  • "Conspiracy Theories About the Departure of Apple's Angela Ahrendts" The Mac Observer 5:16 PM
  • "There is no difference between how Apple is handling Roger Stone's or the San Bernardino shooter's iCloud data" AppleInsider 3:01 PM
  • "Apple's crippled bug bounty program makes us all less safe online" AppleInsider 1:32 PM
  • "Opinion: Apple's new retail head needs to fix the biggest problem with Apple Stores"  9to5Mac 8:59 AM
  • "Apple 'won't have a model' in China in five to ten years, Ian Bremmer predicts"  CNN 7:38 AM
  • "Sometimes it's the small things" Dr. Drang 7:27 AM
  • "Apple's bug bounties need to get with the program: After a couple high profile security flaws, Apple needs to take a hard look at its bug bounty program."  Macworld 7:16 AM
  • "What neuromorphic engineering is, and why it's triggered an analog revolution" ZDNet 3:48 PM
  • "Opinion: Fact-Checking Facebook Was Like Playing A Doomed Game Of Whack-A-Mole" BuzzFeed News 3:17 PM
  • "People Don't Trust Blockchain Systems: But trust is key for blockchain. Now what?" Slate 8:06 AM
  • "Android fans reveal the iPhone features they're most jealous of" BGR 7:31 AM
  • "Jeff Bezos made Medium cool for once" The Verge 7:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Oh BiBi Announces their Multiplayer Hero Shooter 'FRAG' is Going Global March 7th" Touch Arcade 3:17 PM
  • "New revision to unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release adds support for tihmstar's v1ntex exploit" iDownload Blog 3:17 PM
  • "Apple Pay expected to debut in Czech Republic on Feb. 19" AppleInsider 8:51 AM
  • "Didi Learns - The Water - A New Educational App for Kids" prMac 7:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Here's How Microsoft Plans To Modernize Healthcare" Fortune 7:58 AM
  • "How Microsoft Has Fared with Nadella as CEO" Market Realist 3:07 PM
  • "Microsoft really doesn't want you to use Internet Explorer anymore: Microsoft calls it a compatibility solution, not a browser" The Verge 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft Really Wants Internet Explorer to Die" PC Magazine 10:56 AM
  • "Amazon joins Microsoft in calling for regulation of facial recognition tech" Engadget 7:39 AM
  • "IBM Pilots Blockchain and IoT Sensor Solution To Track Sustainable Groundwater Usage In California" Forbes 7:16 AM
  • "IBM Puts $2B In NY AI Research Center" PYMNTS 7:54 AM
  • "IBM Bets $2B Seeking 1000X AI Hardware Performance Boost" HPC Wire 7:53 AM
  • "IBM scores a major cloud win with multi-million dollar deal" IT PRO (UK) 7:55 AM
  • "IBM to Help Utilities Cut Tree Trimming Budgets and Reduce Outages" T&D World 7:54 AM
  • "What a re-leaf: IBM's AI smarts to tell 'leccy companies when their bushes need trimming/Holster the chainsaw, Big Blue kit designed to know if tree's a crowd for overhead cables" The Register 7:54 AM
  • "McCormick will use IBM artificial intelligence to develop flavors, products" Baltimore Sun 7:55 AM
  • "Intel teams up with Premier League giants to offer soccer fans 'immersive experiences'" CNBC 7:56 AM
  • "Here's Why New CEO Bob Swan Is Perfect for Intel Stock" InvestorPlace 7:57 AM
  • "Mercury shows AMD market share is hotting up" iTWire 7:56 AM
  • "AMD, Nvidia Have Launched the Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History" ExtremeTech 7:56 AM
  • "HP's Ink Subscription Has DRM That Disables Your Printer Cartridges" How-To Geek 8:01 AM
  • "Dell recalls nearly 9,000 power adapters due to shock hazard" ABC 57 News 8:00 AM
  • "Toss Of Hewlett-Oracle IP Suit Explained In Written Ruling" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 7:51 AM
  • "Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins: 25% tariffs can significantly impact our business" CNBC Videos 8:51 AM
  • "Sprint Business integrates Cisco Meraki offering into converged products portfolio" Telecompaper 7:50 AM
  • "Factors Likely to Influence Cisco's Earnings in Q2" Zacks 7:28 AM
  • "Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins calls for a federal privacy law, throwing a spear at internet companies who sell advertising" Business Insider 7:49 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's iPhone Unit Growth Slows but Maintains Lead" Market Realist 7:47 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks bounce back from lows to close mostly higher; Dow gains for 7th week: Shares of Hasbro fall as those of rival toy maker Mattel surge" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Tumbles on China Pessimism, Nasdaq Rises on Tech Rebound: The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls Friday amid pessimism over trade negotiations between the U.S. and China." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Late burst of buying leaves indexes mixed" Associated Press 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Stages Late Rally to Keep Weekly Win Streak Alive: The blue chips surged in the final 10 minutes of the session to secure their longest winning streak since November 2017" [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Asian markets drop on renewed worries over U.S.-China trade talks: Nikkei down, Hang Seng slips after reopening from holiday" MarketWatch 8:02 AM
  • "FTSE 100 struggles as investors watch trade and Brexit negotiations: Global markets enter second day of selling" MarketWatch 8:01 AM

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