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Wednesday Highlights: Barron's tackles Apple Arcade and "Apple's quest to own entertainment"; Apple further engages EU in court over back taxes in Ireland; class action allowed to proceed against Apple in which customers accuse company of using inferior refurb replacements when fulfilling AppleCare claims; Macworld reviews Parallels Desktop 15 for macOS; has Apple produced a Truman Show (not for Apple TV)?; Reuters spoke with Apple's Lisa Jackson on company use and recycling of rare earth elements for parts in iPhone; Apple Watch Series 5 reviews are in and there are lots of 'em down in our Reviews section including from John Gruber, TechCrunch, Hodinkee, Dieter Bohn; DxOMark announces new camera protocol scores for Wide and Night modes on smartphones.

  • "Apple retail store creator: 'They are a victim of their own success'" ["But make no mistake, O'Brien's core tasks — taking Apple retail stores to the next level in terms of customer service and overall count —is nothing to scoff at. And the creator of the Apple store, Ron Johnson, is well aware of that, even though he is now watching his former employer from afar. [...] O'Brien is a 30 year veteran of Apple — she was on the front line with Johnson when the first crop of Apple stores opened in the early 2000s. 'Deirdre is an excellent operator — she helped launch Apple stores in 2000, she was in stores every day,' Johnson recalled. 'She will be really equipped to take the stores to the next level.'"]  Yahoo Finance 10:28 AM
  • "Goldman warns that Apple is too dependent on Google for services revenue, and will need to roll out a 'Prime' bundle: Analysts at Goldman Sachs estimate more than 20 percent of Apple's burgeoning services revenue comes from Google."  CNBC 2:49 PM
  • "Apple Loses Ground to Huawei as China Sales Slump 20%: iPhone shipments were down 20% from a year earlier; local leader Huawei's were up 23%" [Paid Membership Required] 8:07 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Optimistic About U.S.-China Trade Talks" ["Apple has much to lose if the talks don't go well. China has been a key part of Apple's growth. Analysts say close to 20 percent of the company's business comes from China and Taiwan."]  NPR 8:15 AM
  • "Tim Cook optimistic on favorable outcome for Apple in US & China trade talks" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "Tim Cook on Apple lowering iPhone prices in China: 'We'll see how that works out for us'" 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Tim Cook talks cutting iPhone prices in China" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Makes a Change in AR Leadership" ["We initially expected Apple's AR marketing efforts to be a 'rolling thunder,' building excitement for new applications of augmented reality on iPhone and iPad. In reality, Apple's AR marketing efforts over the last year and a half since iOS 11 shipped have been more of a light drizzle."]  Loup Ventures 11:21 AM
  • "As Apple and Google Compete in Augmented Reality, Each Has Distinct Strengths: Google, which just launched a new AR mode for Google Maps, should have a powerful set of cloud services available for AR headsets. But Apple might be able to offer unmatched hardware, as well as tight iPhone integration."  TheStreet 3:04 PM
  • "Apple's new augmented reality exec shows how important the tech is"  Engadget 8:14 AM
  • "Apple is getting serious about augmented reality with this new appointment"  Mashable 8:05 AM
  • "Apple moves iPhone marketing exec into augmented reality role: Frank Casanova is now Apple's first head of marketing for AR." CNET 10:15 AM
  • "EU court ruling on Belgian tax breaks may affect Apple case" Irish Independent 9:00 PM
  • "Windows Malware Runs on Macs, Bypasses Gatekeeper to Target Software Pirates: If it wasn't already obvious, pirating software is a risky business and this was again proven by a set of malicious executables targeting macOS users with info stealers and adware, and compiled as Windows EXE binaries with the help of the open source Mono framework."  Bleeping Computer 10:27 AM
  • "WWDC 2019 Dates Confirmed: June 3-7 in San Jose" MacRumors 9:35 AM
  • "Keyboard Double Space Problem, Fix" macReports 8:12 AM
  • "Where does iTunes store backups?" 9to5Mac 8:44 PM
  • "How to Enable Stacks in MacOS to Clean Up Messy Desktops" OS X Daily 4:02 PM
  • "How to set the default view and sort order for a folder on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:03 AM
  • "Using SVG Graphics In Pages and Keynote" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "How to create a macOS installation disk on Linux" AddictiveTips 10:05 AM
  • "WebGL 2.0—Why It's the Path to Stable Open Standards-based 3D Web Graphics" Architosh 8:16 AM
  • "Adobe: photoshop:DocumentAncestors" Rixstep 7:53 AM
Press Releases
  • "FileMaker software developers and business intelligence experts rebrand New Millennium as Codence" Business Wire 1:23 PM
  • "This Chrome extension lets you learn a new language by watching Netflix: Watch your shows with two subtitles on at the same time" The Verge 10:13 AM
  • "[The Textorcist] Coming to Mac, too! Plus: New Diabolic Release Trailer" Headup 9:00 AM
  • "Adobe adds Sensei-powered detail enhancement to Lightroom CC for Mac, ad-hoc photo sharing on iOS" 9to5Mac 8:37 AM
  • "Idustrial Revolution Releases XEffects Grid Slideshow Plugins for Final Cut Pro X" 8:03 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Publishers Chafe at Apple's Terms for Subscription News Service: Apple plans to keep about 50% of subscription revenue from 'Netflix for news' service, likely won't share customer data with publishers" [Paid Membership Required] 1:23 PM
  • "Apple angers news publishers with plan to keep 50% of subscription fees" VentureBeat 3:30 PM
  • "Apple Clashing With Publishers Over Subscription News Service" MacRumors 2:48 PM
  • "Report: Apple Plans To Offer Unlimited News, Pocket Half The Fees" Forbes 6:33 PM
  • "Apple Plans News Event For March 25: The company is expected to show off a long-rumored news subscription service."  BuzzFeed 3:41 PM
  • "Apple is reportedly planning a March 25th event for its subscription news service" The Verge 4:02 PM
  • "Apple to Hold Subscription-Focused Media Event March 25, No AirPods or iPad Mini Announcement Expected" MacRumors 4:02 PM
  • "Apple March event: Subscription news service coming March 25" 9to5Mac 4:02 PM
  • "Apple is getting so serious about health, it's started hosting heart-health events at Apple Stores"  CNBC 3:16 PM
  • "Apple fails to block porn & gambling 'Enterprise' apps" TechCrunch 11:29 AM
  • "Dozens of Adult Content and Gambling Apps Found Abusing Apple's Enterprise Certificate Program" MacRumors 11:29 AM
  • "More iOS apps discovered abusing certificates to bypass App Store" SlashGear 9:01 PM
  • "Supreme Court rules in favor of FTC in decade-old battle with Qualcomm: US chipmaker Qualcomm has lost a lawsuit against the Fair Trade Commission, the nation's antitrust watchdog, over unfair practices to maintain a monopoly in the local mobile communications chip segment in 2009."  The Investor 8:12 AM
  • "Qualcomm fined for offering illegal kickbacks to phone makers" Cult of Mac 9:10 AM
  • "Apple Watch helps woman discover supraventricular tachycardia heart condition" 9to5Mac 1:34 PM
  • "Apple takes heat for Saudi government app that tracks women" Cult of Mac 2:50 PM
  • "Sixteen percent of U.S. adults own a smartwatch" TechCrunch 2:50 PM
  • "Apple Reports Self-Driving Car Disengagements to DMV, Earns Worst Rank" MacRumors 6:50 PM
  • "Where does iTunes store backups?" 9to5Mac 8:44 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "California Governor Proposes Digital Dividend Aimed at Big Tech" Bloomberg 8:20 PM
  • "One in six American adults now wear a computer on their wrist: LTE smartwatches may have been the tipping point." Engadget 7:50 PM
  • "Backblaze raises online backup prices $1 a month, but still cheaper than rivals: The unlimited-data service now charges $6 per month or $60 per year, but existing customers can sign up for another year at the old $50 annual rate." CNET 6:47 PM
  • "Verizon sued by Pennsylvania over Amazon Echo promotional deal" The Verge 3:04 PM
  • "Democratic senators urge administration to reject Sprint, T-Mobile merger" Reuters 3:04 PM
  • "Google gives up on Android Things as an IoT platform, now will just be for smart speakers and displays" Android Police 3:43 PM
  • "Regulator should oversee how Google and Facebook display news, UK report says" Mashable 9:35 AM
  • "People are so attached to their phones that they're missing out on a resource successful people have used for centuries" Business Insider 8:25 AM
  • "Facebook users now worth 71 cents each hour they're online" GearBrain 8:13 AM
  • "Bill Gates explains why putting America first means giving a damn about the rest of the world, too" GeekWire 8:07 AM
  • "Visual Studio for Mac: Refactoring Code" MSDN 6:39 PM
  • "Macworld Podcast episode 640" Macworld 3:06 PM
  • "Smartphones will get weird and wild at MWC 2019 (The 3:59, Ep. 519): We break down the rumored devices showing up in Barcelona. Also, we talk about Apple's need for an iPhone SE 2 and Amazon's acquisition of Eeros." CNET 1:27 PM
  • "Next to a Crate Full of Chickens – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-12" The Mac Observer 1:25 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 98 – Mixed iOS/Mac Automation" MacStories 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Expected to Launch New iPad Mini in the First Half of 2019" Thurrott 8:03 AM
  • "Rumor: AirPods 2 in multiple colors arriving in the fall, Qi charging case due in March" iDownload Blog 8:03 AM
  • "Sketchy Rumor Claims AirPods 2, AirPower and New iPads to Launch on March 29" MacRumors 8:16 AM
  • "Apple could make us wait until the fall for brand new AirPods" Cult of Mac 8:23 AM
  • "Apple supply chain: Largan continues expanding production capacity" DigiTimes 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's Lens Supplier Confident in Triple-Camera Adoption in Upcoming Smartphones" MacRumors 8:14 AM
  • "Key Apple supplier might've just leaked the iPhone 11"s most exciting new feature" BGR 8:15 AM
  • "Apple-designed inter-car communications could make 'Project Titan' safer" AppleInsider 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Is Reportedly Developing Biometric Security System For Cars" HotHardware 3:55 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:54 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:54 AM

  • "Mac desktop shootout -- $3500 iMac 5K versus $1700 Mac mini" AppleInsider 2:50 PM
  • "PowerColor Mini Pro review: a pint-sized RX 570 eGPU [Video] 9to5Mac 6:32 PM
  • "RAVPower 6700mAh External Battery Pack review: Convenience only gets you so far" PCWorld 1:34 PM
  • "Focal Stellia review: the 8K TV of headphones/The finest headphones you can plug directly into your phone's dongle" The Verge 1:26 PM
  • "Review: Picaso Labs iPad Pro leather sleeve is more protective alternative to Apple's" AppleInsider 3:05 PM
  • "Hands on with Alpine's new, and giant, F309 CarPlay receiver" AppleInsider 1:22 PM
  • "Review: Kanex GoPower is a compact way to charge three devices" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "How to clear the cache on your iPhone and make it run faster" Business Insider 3:17 PM
  • "How to delete unwanted music downloads on iPhone" Cult of Mac 3:05 PM
  • "How to Block Emails on Your iPhone: 3 Methods to Know About" MakeUseOf 10:26 AM
  • "A Look At The Apple Services Business" WCCFTech 9:01 PM
  • "Upcoming Apple Products Guide: Everything We Expect to See in 2019 and Beyond" MacRumors 8:58 PM
  • "Here's why Angela Ahrendts' departure could be a good thing for Apple" Business Insider 6:40 PM
  • "Apple Fails to Block Porn and Gambling 'Enterprise' Apps" ["I had no idea until this Facebook thing broke just how many developers are using the 'enterprise' system to effectively sideload native iOS apps, bypassing the App Store."] Daring Fireball 3:43 PM
  • "WSJ: Apple Wants 'About Half' of Apple News Subscription Revenue" Daring Fireball 2:47 PM
  • "Opinion: Apple's audiobooks experience could benefit from a subscription overhaul" 9to5Mac 1:34 PM
  • "The Analysts Recording Your Screen Say It's for Your Own Good: Secretly watching users navigate an app can help companies fix bugs. But it can also be a tool to manipulate customers' behavior." The Atlantic 1:26 PM
  • "To No One's Surprise, Other Companies Exploit Apple's Enterprise Program" The Mac Observer 1:26 PM
  • "5 QuickTime lessons for Apple's new AR chief" Computerworld 11:48 AM
  • "Did you buy the most recent MacBook Air? Tell us what you think." Engadget 11:29 AM
  • "Apple's new AR czar: Bloomberg had it backwards" Apple 3.0 10:23 AM
  • "Opinion: What's gone wrong with Apple in China"  9to5Mac 9:10 AM
  • "AirPods are Apple's second-fastest selling new product of all time" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "Amazon acquired eero, so who is the Apple of Wi-Fi routers?" 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Blind spots: Does Apple know its own business?" Macworld 8:14 AM
  • "Apple needs an iPhone SE 2 now more than ever: The gaping hole in Apple's phone lineup has never been clearer."  CNET 7:55 AM
  • "Rumor: WWDC 2019 June; iPad/AirPower in March" Apple Must 1:25 PM
  • "Spring or fall for the AirPods 2 debut? I'm predicting spring" Apple World Today 7:54 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 20 Review: Camera Chops And Great Battery Life" HotHardware 3:55 PM
  • "Google Pixel is fastest-growing US smartphone brand, but context is key" Android Authority 1:31 PM
  • "The case that AI threatens humanity, explained in 500 words: The short version of a big conversation about the dangers of emerging technology."  Vox 1:27 PM
  • "Amazon's latest acquisition further proves it wants to be everywhere in the home" Business Insider 2:52 PM
  • "Amazon buys Eero as a key to smart home market" Axios 9:59 AM
  • "Why Amazon buying Eero feels so disappointing: Consternation, concern, and exhaustion"  The Verge 9:50 AM
  • "Reddit users are valuable, even if it's hard to milk them for dollars" Mashable 9:35 AM
  • "Extending Digital Personas Across Devices" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:05 AM
  • "Huawei MateBook 13 laptop [Review] BetaNews 8:04 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for February 12, 2019" GoComics 9:13 AM
  • "Comic: Thank You, Angela" iMore 8:12 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Updates Gmail Right-Click Menu So It's Actually Useful And More Intuitive" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Five of the Best Camera Apps on iOS" MacRumors 3:30 PM
  • "Waze for iOS now works with Siri Shortcuts, supporting custom voice commands and more" 9to5Mac 2:50 PM
  • "HITCASE Announces The All New TrueLUX Wide Lens For iPhone" prMac 1:23 PM
  • "Steve Wozniak, Salim Ismail, and Alison Lewis to Speak at Pepperdine Graziadio's 50th Anniversary Event on April 2" Business Wire 1:23 PM
  • "iOS 12 Jailbreak Exploit v3ntex Released By Tihmstar, Here's What You Need To Know" Redmond Pie 9:33 AM
  • "Niantic Announces GO Snapshot for 'Pokemon GO' Letting You Take the Best Photographs of Your Pokemon" Touch Arcade 9:25 AM
  • "Tapinator Launches Crypto Themed Mobile Game Exclusively on iOS" PRNewswire 9:11 AM
  • "The Tim Cook-backed 'shower of the future' is back with a Moen partnership" The Verge 8:32 AM
  • "The 5 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from January 2019" [Slideshow] Macworld 8:14 AM
  • "Google refreshes right-click menu options in Gmail: The right-click menu will soon be far more useful in managing your inbox." ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Amazon acquires Eero, maker of mesh Wi-Fi routers" Ars Technica 8:03 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 17763.316, 17134.590 - here's what's new" Neowin 3:51 PM
  • "Microsoft is now rolling out Xbox One version 1902" Neowin 8:19 PM
  • "Microsoft Launches LinkedIn Live, A New Corporate Video Streaming Service" HotHardware 4:07 PM
  • "Microsoft, TomTom Partner With Israeli Navigation Startup Moovit: Microsoft, Dutch navigation app developer TomTom, and public transportation trip-planning app Moovit unveiled a joint trip planning app based on Microsoft's Azure Maps technology" Calcalist 7:41 AM
  • "Opportunity knocks for Microsoft's rivals after Azure direct sale" Channel Eye 9:09 AM
  • "Faridabad Students Win Microsoft's Asia Contest, Set Eyes on US Finals" Gadgets 360 7:41 AM
  • "EOH speaks out about Microsoft termination following massive share price drop" My Broadband 7:42 AM
  • "Ericsson and Intel partner for 5G cloud platform" Telecoms 7:32 AM
  • "Google reportedly poaches Intel, Qualcomm and Nvidia engineers for 'gChips' team: Looks like the chips are up for the Big G" The Inquirer 7:33 AM
  • "Google poaching Nvidia, Intel, Qualcomm engineers" Hexus 7:32 AM
  • "IBM's Project Debater loses to human champ in live showdown: But cocky computer shows AI is getting better at arguing" The Inquirer 6:57 AM
  • "IBM AI fails to beat human debating champion: Harish Natarajan triumphed over the bot in a rapid-fire challenge" Engadget 7:06 AM
  • "IBM Watson will now run on third-party clouds like Amazon Web Services" GeekWire 11:15 AM
  • "IBM brings Watson to any cloud" TechCrunch 1:37 PM
  • "AMD fixes Radeon VII UEFI gaffe with firmware update" bit-tech 7:31 AM
  • "AMD Radeon VII BIOS With UEFI GOP Now Available" SegmentNext 7:31 AM
  • "What Will Happen to Dell Technologies Inc Class V (NYSE:DVMT) Next? The Stock Has Decline in Shorts" Money Making Articles 7:29 AM
  • "Oracle adds new devOps capabilities to blockchain platform: Some of the platform's new features are aimed at letting businesses and developers use their existing skills to build and manage their applications." ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "With new platform features, Oracle continues to push enterprise blockchain adoption" SiliconANGLE 7:42 AM
  • "Cisco Reports Earnings on Wednesday: 3 Key Issues to Watch/Cisco posts its latest earnings on Wednesday, and it's likely to be a closely-watched report. Here are some of the key issues likely to come up." TheStreet 8:06 AM
  • "AI-guided material changes could lead to diamond CPUs: Machine learning could lead to breakthroughs in strain engineering." Engadget 7:06 AM
  • "ISSCC 2019 Preview: Moore's Law may be slowing down, but innovation isn't/With or without new leading-edge microprocessors, the demand for faster compute, bigger storage and speedier networks continues to grow. As this year's conference will show, the industry keeps coming up with new ways to deliver." ZDNet 12:20 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "The dance of the megacaps: Apple and Microsoft (Video)" Apple 3.0 10:23 AM
  • "Apple supplier Japan Display to get $700 million bailout from China, Taiwan group: Kyodo" Reuters 8:07 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close at 2019 high on tentative deal to avert government shutdown, trade optimism: S&P 500 ends above its 200-day moving average for the first time in 46 days" MarketWatch 5:47 PM
  • "Dow Gains for First Time in 5 Sessions as Government Shutdown Seems Unlikely: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises after U.S. lawmakers reach a tentative deal to avoid another government shutdown." TheStreet 5:47 PM
  • "Stocks Surge on U.S.-China Trade Hopes: Investor sentiment was also buoyed by a tentative agreement that would avoid another U.S. government shutdown" [Paid Membership Required] 5:48 PM
  • "Japanese yields rebound after BOJ trims bond-buying for first time in seven months: The 10-year Japanese government bond yield remains in negative territory" MarketWatch 11:48 AM
  • "Michelin helps drive gains for Europe as investors eye trade deal, U.S. politics: Michelin soars on upbeat results, outlook" MarketWatch 8:06 AM

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