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  • "Apple: Don't Stop Believin'" ["Apple is a highly cyclical stock, and there is endless money to be made trading cyclical stocks with good fundamentals. There is also the potential to get scared and sell your shares in Apple every time the media thinks it can't deliver."]  Seeking Alpha 8:00 AM
  • "Longer iPhone Upgrade Cycle Is Now One Of Apple's Biggest Self-Induced Problems" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Apple being sued because two-factor authentication on an iPhone or Mac takes too much time"  AppleInsider 2:38 PM
  • "Apple Sued Over Not Letting Customers Disable Two-Factor Authentication After Two Weeks" MacRumors 3:50 PM
  • "Apple is facing a battery of problems: Apple is paying the price for forcing people into unnecessary upgrades"  IT PRO (UK) 8:17 AM
  • "Angela Ahrendts is leaving Apple —¬†what's going on and why?" iMore 11:26 AM
  • "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 2/8
  • "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 2/8
  • "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 2/8
  • "Angela Ahrendts' Post-Apple Plans: Ahrendts plans to do some traveling after leaving Apple in April." WWD 2/8
  • "New Apple retail chief receives stock grant worth up to $8.2m" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2/8
  • "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 2/8
  • "Apple Faces Backlash for iOS App that Allows Men to Stop Women Leaving Saudi Arabia" The Mac Observer 2/8
  • "Apple Reportedly Advised Technicians to Push iPhone Upgrades to Customers With Out-of-Warranty Devices"  MacRumors 2/8
  • "Security News This Week: A Teen Won't Tell Apple How He Hacked MacOS" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:15 AM
  • "Hover-over tab previews in Chrome are coming, according to latest Canary builds" Android Police 4:38 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 2/8
  • "The macOS Installation Couldn't Be Completed Error Fix" macReports 11:26 AM
  • "How to customize the Finder Preview Pane options on Mac" iDownload Blog 2/8
  • "4 Common Mistakes Mac Users Make When Trying To Search For Files" MacMost 2/8
  • "Cassandra -Topaz JPEG to RAW AI on the Mac (2): The Proof of the Pudding" eXtensions 2/8
  • "How to Quit and Keep Windows on your Mac" Apple Must 2/8
  • "'If You Use Adobe Premiere We're Not Going to Hire You' an Insight into a Leading YouTube Content Creator's Workflow" 2/8
Press Releases
  • "Chaos Group Releases V-Ray Next for SketchUp" Architosh 6:00 PM
  • "Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Easily Play and Pause Video and Audio With Your Multimedia Keys" Gizmodo 2:50 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Music sending new free trial offer to former users" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "No Apple Store in Stockholm: After three years of haggling, and after purchasing prime real estate in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, Apple will be pulling out of earlier plans to build an Apple Store." Rixstep 3:44 PM
  • "What 8 of the world's most popular tech gadgets looked like when they were first released" Business Insider 7:59 AM
  • "Apple's crackdown on screen-recording apps is a privacy win" The Next Web 2/8
  • "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 2/8
  • "Apple to developers: disclose screen recording or get booted from App Store" Ars Technica 2/8
  • "Report: Apple looks to sell Stockholm property following blocked flagship store plan" 9to5Mac 2/8
  • "Apple will pay the teenager who discovered the Group FaceTime bug" Engadget 2/8
  • "Apple to pay teenager who found FaceTime bug" BBC 2/8
  • "Brazil is among the world's most expensive countries to buy an iPhone" ZDNet 2/8
  • "The rise of emoji is causing big problems inside the US judicial system" AppleInsider 2/8
  • "Tim Cook will deliver commencement address at New Orleans' Tulane University" Cult of Mac 2/8
  • "Tim Cook to Deliver Tulane University 2019 Commencement Address" The Mac Observer 2/8
  • "Texas Software Engineer Daven Morris Also Reported FaceTime Bug to Apple One Day Before it Made Headlines" MacRumors 2/8
  • "Apple Music – Ariana Grande + Memoji" YouTube 2/8
  • "Apple Music – Khalid + Memoji" YouTube 2/8
  • "Apple Music – Florida Georgia Line + Memoji" YouTube 2/8
  • "Depth Control — The Backdrop — Apple" YouTube 2/8
Non-Apple News
  • "Fitbit's latest tracker is only available through your work or insurance: The Inspire is meant to encourage healthy living among the rank and file." Engadget 8:50 PM
  • "Xiaomi Patent Details Stunning Phone Design With 4-Sided Edge Display" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Google experiments with dark mode for Chrome on phones" Engadget 7:19 PM
  • "Google Pixel Is 'Fastest-Growing US Smartphone Brand' Says Report: Pixel 3 Vs. iPhone XS" Forbes 2:39 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10: News, Rumors, Release Date, Specs, and More! 2019 is going to be the year of Samsung." Android Central 9:51 AM
  • "Activision Blizzard is reportedly planning hundreds of layoffs" VentureBeat 8:35 AM
  • "Why Nostalgia For Video Games Is Uniquely Powerful" Kotaku 8:06 AM
  • "Push notifications are the future of multi-factor authentication" The Next Web 7:59 AM
  • "Huawei Threatens Lawsuit Against Czech Republic After Security Warning" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/8
  • "Report: Trump to Ban Huawei Tech in US Wireless Networks" PC Magazine 2/8
  • "Jeff Bezos' security team thinks a 'government entity' may have accessed the Amazon CEO's texts, Washington Post reporter says" Business Insider 2/8
  • "Lisa Brennan-Jobs and the design, production, and writing of memoir" On Margins 2/8
  • "Tokyo succeeds in plan to make 2020 Olympic medals from recycled gadgets: More than five million phones donated" The Verge 2/8
  • "Net neutrality advocates testified before Congress on the FCC's dismantling of the 2015 Open Internet Order" Business Insider 2/8
  • "LOL, bye: Facebook's teen meme project is dead before it was released" Mashable 2/8
  • "Report: Bounty hunters bought carrier user data (Update: T-Mobile statement)" Android Authority 2/8
  • "Smart home devices attract hackers in their first five minutes online" GearBrain 2/8
  • "India Connected by Ravi Agrawal — the smartphone revolution" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2/8
  • "Spotify Will Suspend or Terminate Your Account for Blocking Ads" PC Magazine 2/8
  • "Spotify will now suspend or terminate accounts it finds are using ad blockers" TechCrunch 2/8
  • "Sprint sues AT&T over its fake 5G branding: The lawsuit claims '5G Evolution' branding damages Sprint's legitimate 5G." Engadget 2/8
  • "Why iPad and MacBook Pro drive us nuts [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 282] Cult of Mac 10:15 AM
  • "Podcast: Apple, 5G Vs. WiFi, Digital Privacy, Spotify" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Glenn Fleishman Takes Control of Slack, Your Apple ID, and WI-FI Networking and Security" MacVoices 2/8
  • "Still More Data Breach Updates, iPad Picks – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-08" The Mac Observer 2/8
  • "Spotify's big audio play and Palm phone review on Vergecast" The Verge 2/8
  • "9to5Mac Daily: February 8, 2019" 9to5Mac 2/8
  • "Ahrendts departure, Group FaceTime fixed and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 2/8
  • "Glass screen protectors sometimes cause problems for 2018 iPad Pro"  Cult of Mac 2:38 PM
  • "Two iOS 12.1.4 Bug Fixes Already 'Exploited In The Wild' As Zero-Days Says Google" Redmond Pie 9:51 AM
  • "Go inside the factory that makes the iPhone's Gorilla Glass" CNBC 8:15 AM
  • "Apple HomePod 2 Leak Hints It Will Analyze Your Voice And Have Face ID" Forbes 5:10 PM
  • "Exclusive: 2019 Apple iPhones Will Woo Consumers With New Design and Features, Price to Remain Same" Droid Shout 2/8
  • "Apple Patches Group FaceTime, Shortcuts Vulnerabilities" Intego 2/8
  • "Apple has also fixed a previously unidentified Live Photos vulnerability in FaceTime" iDownload Blog 2/8
  • "New Emojis Reflecting People With Disabilities Coming Later This Year In Update For Smartphones" MacPrices 2/8
  • "iOS 12.2 adds 'Mark as Played' feature to Apple Podcasts" 9to5Mac 2/8
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Expands Availability of Refurbished 2018 MacBook Air, Mac Mini to U.S. and Canada" MacRumors 2:39 PM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/8
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/8
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 2/8

  • "Our readers review the Apple Watch Series 4: Real-world reviews from people who have been using the thing for months." Engadget 9:51 AM
  • "Apple iPhone Smart Battery Case review: Apple's Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS and Max: Pretty good, if you need the boost" CNET 7:38 AM
  • "Seek and Ye Shall Find Things in the Dark with an iPhone Thermal Camera" TidBITS 2/8
  • "LG UltraWide 5K2K is a beast of a monitor with Thunderbolt 3" AppleInsider 2/8
  • "Easily share your wireless network with Wifi Porter [Review] Cult of Mac 2/8
  • "ESR Urban Premium Folio Case for iPad Pro review: A bargain folio" iMore 2/8
  • "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 2/8
  • "How to Stop Facebook from Tracking You with a VPN" AddictiveTips 7:59 AM
  • "How to use Walkie Talkie on Apple Watch" 2/8
  • "How to recover a forgotten Restrictions or Screen Time passcode" iDownload Blog 2/8
  • "How to stay as private as possible on Apple's iPad and iPhone" Computerworld 2/8
  • "Change Instagram's Interface Colors for a More Personalized Experience on Your iPhone" Gadget Hacks 2/8
  • "Apple World Today Video Tip: How to save a web page as a PDF in iOS 12" Apple World Today 5:03 PM
  • "The Apple Watch Heart Month challenge starts today" 9to5Mac 2/8
  • "Two-Factor Authorization Apps for iOS" Intego 2/8
  • "Apple Tells App Developers to Disclose or Remove Screen Recording Code" Daring Fireball 2:39 PM
  • "Comment: Apple is taking its in-store iPhone push too far by promoting upgrades instead of repairs" 9to5Mac 11:27 AM
  • "Apple's iTunes U and iBooks Author are suffering from software rot"  9to5Mac 9:51 AM
  • "What is the Radix?" Rixstep 9:45 AM
  • "iPhone upgrade cycle reaches all-time high, alarming for Apple" Pocketnow 8:17 AM
  • "Apple is dealing with another privacy mess" Axios 2/8
  • "What If Apple Made Hi-End Siri-Enabled Smart Headphones?" Yanko Design 2/8
  • "Rumor: Apple will stick with the same prices for its 2019 iPhone lineup" BGR 2/8
  • "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 2/8
  • "Conspiracy Theories About the Departure of Apple's Angela Ahrendts" The Mac Observer 2/8
  • "There is no difference between how Apple is handling Roger Stone's or the San Bernardino shooter's iCloud data" AppleInsider 2/8
  • "Apple's crippled bug bounty program makes us all less safe online" AppleInsider 2/8
  • "Opinion: Apple's new retail head needs to fix the biggest problem with Apple Stores"  9to5Mac 2/8
  • "Apple 'won't have a model' in China in five to ten years, Ian Bremmer predicts"  CNN 2/8
  • "Sometimes it's the small things" Dr. Drang 2/8
  • "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 2/8
  • "We asked, you told us: Most of you don't use third-party email apps" Android Authority 4:38 PM
  • "Interstitial ads are terrible and they need to disappear: Interstitial ads are the modern equivalent of punch-the-monkey Flash banners and I'm sick of them." Android Central 11:27 AM
  • "Facial recognition tech sucks, but it's inevitable" The Next Web 8:06 AM
  • "How WIRED Covered Facebook These Past 15 Years" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Suddenly, podcasting becomes a sound business: Spotify began a buying spree in an apparent bid to dominate podcasting. Here's what it knows that others don't." Computerworld 7:58 AM
  • "Calling people 'users' is unethical and outdated" The Next Web 7:58 AM
  • "What neuromorphic engineering is, and why it's triggered an analog revolution" ZDNet 2/8
  • "Opinion: Fact-Checking Facebook Was Like Playing A Doomed Game Of Whack-A-Mole" BuzzFeed News 2/8
  • "People Don't Trust Blockchain Systems: But trust is key for blockchain. Now what?" Slate 2/8
  • "Android fans reveal the iPhone features they're most jealous of" BGR 2/8
  • "Jeff Bezos made Medium cool for once" The Verge 2/8
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release revised with v1ntex-related bug fixes and improvements" iDownload Blog 2:47 PM
  • "Turning Vinyl Albums Into Digital Files Has Never Been Simpler Thanks To Denon's New Turntable" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "The best restaurant reservation apps for iOS and Android" Digital Trends 8:05 AM
  • "The Best Tech Gadgets to Help You Sleep (and Sleep Better), According to Sleep Experts: For when counting sheep isn't enough." Slate 7:27 AM
  • "Oh BiBi Announces their Multiplayer Hero Shooter 'FRAG' is Going Global March 7th" Touch Arcade 2/8
  • "New revision to unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release adds support for tihmstar's v1ntex exploit" iDownload Blog 2/8
  • "Apple Pay expected to debut in Czech Republic on Feb. 19" AppleInsider 2/8
  • "Didi Learns - The Water - A New Educational App for Kids" prMac 2/8
Computer Industry
  • "People's hatred of Skype is helping startups erode Microsoft Office's dominance at work" Quartz 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with gaming improvements and free State of Decay" VentureBeat 2:50 PM
  • "Oracle Corporation Investigation Initiated By Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates the Officers and Directors of Oracle Corporation" PRNewswire 8:07 AM
  • "China is playing AI leapfrog" Axios 8:01 AM
  • "Here's How Microsoft Plans To Modernize Healthcare" Fortune 2/8
  • "Microsoft really doesn't want you to use Internet Explorer anymore: Microsoft calls it a compatibility solution, not a browser" The Verge 2/8
  • "Microsoft Really Wants Internet Explorer to Die" PC Magazine 2/8
  • "Amazon joins Microsoft in calling for regulation of facial recognition tech" Engadget 2/8
  • "IBM Pilots Blockchain and IoT Sensor Solution To Track Sustainable Groundwater Usage In California" Forbes 2/8
  • "IBM Puts $2B In NY AI Research Center" PYMNTS 2/8
  • "IBM Bets $2B Seeking 1000X AI Hardware Performance Boost" HPC Wire 2/8
  • "IBM scores a major cloud win with multi-million dollar deal" IT PRO (UK) 2/8
  • "IBM to Help Utilities Cut Tree Trimming Budgets and Reduce Outages" T&D World 2/8
  • "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 2/8
  • "McCormick will use IBM artificial intelligence to develop flavors, products" Baltimore Sun 2/8
  • "Intel teams up with Premier League giants to offer soccer fans 'immersive experiences'" CNBC 2/8
  • "Here's Why New CEO Bob Swan Is Perfect for Intel Stock" InvestorPlace 2/8
  • "Mercury shows AMD market share is hotting up" iTWire 2/8
  • "AMD, Nvidia Have Launched the Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History" ExtremeTech 2/8
  • "HP's Ink Subscription Has DRM That Disables Your Printer Cartridges" How-To Geek 2/8
  • "Dell recalls nearly 9,000 power adapters due to shock hazard" ABC 57 News 2/8
  • "Toss Of Hewlett-Oracle IP Suit Explained In Written Ruling" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 2/8
  • "Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins: 25% tariffs can significantly impact our business" CNBC Videos 2/8
  • "Sprint Business integrates Cisco Meraki offering into converged products portfolio" Telecompaper 2/8
  • "Factors Likely to Influence Cisco's Earnings in Q2" Zacks 2/8
  • "Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins calls for a federal privacy law, throwing a spear at internet companies who sell advertising" Business Insider 2/8
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's iPhone Unit Growth Slows but Maintains Lead" Market Realist 2/8
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 2/8
  • "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 2/8
  • "Markets Right Now: Late burst of buying leaves indexes mixed" Associated Press 2/8
  • "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] 2/8
  • "Asian markets drop on renewed worries over U.S.-China trade talks: Nikkei down, Hang Seng slips after reopening from holiday" MarketWatch 2/8
  • "FTSE 100 struggles as investors watch trade and Brexit negotiations: Global markets enter second day of selling" MarketWatch 2/8

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