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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's priorities are shifting as iPhone sales continue to sink"  CNBC 8:30 AM
  • "Apple Moves: More and more evidence is coming out about the personnel changes that Tim Cook, Apple CEO, is making within the company." ["Mr. Cook is a good leader and he believes in his company and is doing the right things to prepare Apple to sustain its performance 'after' the iPhone era ends."]  Seeking Alpha 10:12 AM
  • "Apple Wants to Move Past the iPhone, but It Won't Be Easy: It could be playing catch-up for years." Inverse 6:47 PM
  • "Apple hits pause on some projects to 'reassess priorities'" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
  • "Apple's Chinese price cuts provided only temporary sales improvement"  AppleInsider 8:11 AM
  • "Grilling ex-employees in job interviews and interrogating suppliers: How Huawei tried to discover Apple's secrets"  Business Insider 8:11 AM
  • "Huawei accused of trying to steal trade secrets from Apple" Telegraph 8:15 AM
  • "How Apple Pay's Quiet Surge Could Lead to New Health Features for iPhones: The success in this area could pave the way for other areas." Inverse 1:13 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Public Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4" MacRumors 1:25 PM
  • "Password Managers Can Be Vulnerable to Malware Attacks" ["The research, published on Tuesday, comes from Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), a Baltimore-based company that examined the security of four products including 1Password, Dashlane, KeePass, and LastPass. The company was surprised to find that the products didn't always encrypt and then delete password data in the PC's background processes. Even the master password, which can be used to unlock all your stored passwords, can be exposed."] PC Magazine 4:44 PM
  • "Mac Spotlight Search Not Working? Fix" macReports 8:58 AM
  • "Masking Video In Keynote With a Donut" MacMost 10:06 AM
  • "Are Hackintosh Users More Passionate About the Mac Than Apple? The Hackintosh has become a phenomenon in recent years, despite knotty ethical questions, because Apple's neglected superfans won't stop thinking different."  Motherboard 10:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "NetNewsWire Status: February 19, 2019" inessential 3:43 PM
  • "TweetDeck for Mac Should Crash Less Often Following Latest Update" MacRumors 8:30 AM
  • "SwampDog, LLC announces WhoDo 1.0 - A Contact Creation Tool for macOS" prMac 7:38 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Qualcomm urges U.S. regulators to reverse course and ban some iPhones" Reuters 8:40 PM
  • "Qualcomm says Apple's software workarounds undermine case against US iPhone ban" AppleInsider 3:21 PM
  • "Japan smartphone market Q42018: Apple dominates in Japan with 56% share as market falls 3.8% in Q4 2018" Canalys 8:24 AM
  • "Apple acquires artificial intelligence voice startup PullString: report/Reports suggest the deal has been quietly signed for at least $30 million." ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Maps Vehicles to Begin Surveying Final U.S. States" MacRumors 9:02 AM
  • "A viral Saudi Arabian campaign is trying to defend the kingdom's app that lets men track women and control where they travel" Business Insider 8:12 AM
  • "A professor found an Apple IIe in his dad's attic. And it worked: You want to talk about Apple hardware durability? Here's an example." ZDNet 10:10 AM
  • "We Put Our Genius Theory to the Test" iFixit 8:17 AM
  • "Steve Jobs and Laurene Powell's 1991 wedding took place in the same hotel that inspired the set of 'The Shining' — here's a look inside the remote resort" Business Insider 11:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "LG unveils three new mid-range phones ahead of Mobile World Congress" CNET 9:08 PM
  • "New gestures might make Android Q look more like iOS than ever" BGR 5:11 PM
  • "Amazon will survive the HQ2 fiasco. Its bigger problem is winning over reluctant advertisers" Business Insider 5:53 PM
  • "Amazon's new Virginia data center is getting a bunch of tax breaks, and it gives insight into how the company reduces its tax liability" Business Insider 4:41 PM
  • "German government may oppose Article 13 of EU Copyright Directive in tomorrow's COREPER vote, according to tweet by MEP from coalition party" Foss Patents 3:21 PM
  • "AT&T's LTE is now an option on all Airstream camping trailers" Engadget 7:57 PM
  • "AT&T is already trying to sweep its 5G E lies under the rug: I wonder why" The Verge 2:57 PM
  • "House committee wants to grill Zuckerberg on Facebook data privacy" New York Post 2:23 PM
  • "Google 'Yeti' Game Streaming Service Announcement Set For GDC 2019" HotHardware 4:32 PM
  • "Google plans for gaming conference news stoke streaming-service fires" Android Police 3:37 PM
  • "Google's Hosting a Gaming-Related Keynote Next Month" Thurrott 10:17 AM
  • "Gasp! Samsung Galaxy S10 has no iPhone-style notch: An ad accidentally aired in Norway reveals Samsung has a different solution for its new phone's screen." ZDNet 1:27 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Watch Active leak shows all angles, Galaxy Buds in 'Canary Yellow' color" 9to5Google 8:51 AM
  • "Facebook wants to make a new virtual assistant that's smarter than Siri or Alexa, report says" CNBC 8:37 AM
  • "Enforcement of German injunctions forces Huawei to take MPEG LA's AVC Patent Portfolio License" Foss Patents 11:14 AM
  • "Huawei founder says will not share data with China: CBS News" Reuters 7:39 AM
  • "Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, February 20, at 2:30 p.m. Pacific" Macworld 3:21 PM
  • "The February 2019 Issue of Photoshop User Is Now Available!" Layers Magazine 2:16 PM
  • "Spielberg's Streaming Fears, Apple's Services Future – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-19" The Mac Observer 1:11 PM
  • "FCPRadio TV FCPX and NAB 2019 with Bill Davis Highlights" FCPRadio 8:56 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 99 – Pick 2: Everyday Workflows" MacStories 8:30 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 279: The Chinese Zodiac expert" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
  • "Alleged Leaked CAD Image Suggests 'iPad mini 5' Will Just Be a Specs Bump" MacRumors 7:40 AM
  • "Don't expect a major redesign for this year's iPad mini 5" Cult of Mac 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Could Launch 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2019" LAPTOP Magazine 10:17 AM
  • "Kuo also expects a new iPod touch with a faster chip to launch in 2019" iDownload Blog 10:23 AM
  • "Another Leak Corroborates iPad mini 5 Unlikely To Have Any Major Design Changes" Redmond Pie 8:29 PM
  • "Apple: iPhone's Group FaceTime isn't working as it did before eavesdrop bug fix" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Qualcomm's new X55 5G modem is ridiculously fast - but Apple probably won't use it" AppleInsider 10:11 AM
  • "Apple Releases Third Developer Beta of iOS 12.2" MacRumors 1:37 PM
  • "Group FaceTime Bug Fix Included in iOS 12.2 Beta 3" MacRumors 1:25 PM
  • "iOS 12.2 adds new subscription discount options for developers, Apple releases Siri Shortcuts design resources" 9to5Mac 1:31 PM
  • "Video: Everything new in iOS 12.2 beta 3: Group FaceTime, Control Center remote, & bug fixes" AppleInsider 2:57 PM
  • "Siri will offer Today at Apple session suggestions beginning with iOS 12.2" 9to5Mac 4:35 PM
  • "Apple adding new gradient watchfaces for Apple Watch Hermes in watchOS 5.2" AppleInsider 1:25 PM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for a Fully Magnetic Apple Watch Band that could attach to Macs and More" Patently Apple 8:18 AM
  • "Future Apple Watches may be flexible and sport a magnetic wristband" Apple World Today 8:06 AM
  • "Apple granted their Fifth Patent on Integrating Gas and other Environmental Sensors into Future iDevices and Macs" Patently Apple 10:34 AM
  • "Apple's latest Macs have a serious audio glitching bug" CDM 2:16 PM
  • "Spotlight Search Not Working On iPhone / iPad? Fix" macReports 8:30 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Snag an iPhone SE for Just $249 While You Can" PC Magazine 4:44 PM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:33 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:33 AM

  • "Review: AirPodPal is a wireless charging case for your AirPods that will triple their battery life" AppleInsider 5:00 PM
  • "Hands-on: Brydge Keyboard for the 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the real deal" 9to5Mac 10:11 AM
  • "The HyperDrive Slim 8-in-1 USB-C Hub Balances Flexibility and Portability for Mac and iPad Pro Owners" MacStories 10:15 AM
  • "Facebook Portal smart speaker display review: Facebook's Portal and Portal Plus make video calling a breeze but it may come at a high price" GearBrain 10:15 AM
  • "Teenage Engineering OP-Z review: Small synth, big dreams" Engadget 1:53 PM
  • "The BoxLock can be a deterrent to 'porch pirates'" ["The iOS app will update to show the delivery status of your packages."] Apple World Today 7:34 AM
  • "Fossil Sport review: The best Wear OS watch, not the best fitness watch" Android Authority 10:21 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Triqtraq turns your iPhone into an amazing groovebox [Review] Cult of Mac 1:28 PM
  • "How to search for photos on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 7:21 PM
  • "How to shoot with Stage Light Mono on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 7:21 PM
  • "How to shoot with Depth Control on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 7:21 PM
  • "How to choose a Key Photo in Live Photos on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 7:21 PM
  • "How to wirelessly charge your iPhone" 9to5Mac 7:12 PM
  • "Change the default email account on iPhone" 9to5Mac 4:35 PM
  • "How to check the battery levels of connected Bluetooth devices on Mac" iDownload Blog 1:49 PM
  • "The essential Messages on Apple Watch guide" Apple Must 1:28 PM
  • "Why I replaced Google Wifi with Synology's mesh networking gear (and why you might, too): Google Wifi is a great offering, but it has its limits. In this article, we'll look at how we slammed hard into those limits and how the Synology mesh might make for a viable alternative." ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication for Your Apple Developer Account" Kirkville 8:20 AM
  • "How to enable and use Personal Requests for Siri on HomePod" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
  • "Should Apple's 31.6-inch 6K display also feature touchscreen capabilities? [Poll] 9to5Mac 9:08 PM
  • "Thoughts on Kuo Ming-Chi's iPhone 11, 6K Display, 16-inch MacBook rumors" iMore 9:07 PM
  • "This is what a foldable iPhone with a clamshell design might look like" BGR 8:10 PM
  • "Listen up, Apple: This is our wishlist for the (rumored) 16-inch MacBook Pro" The Next Web 7:37 PM
  • "Reports Suggest 2019 Won't Be All That Exciting for iPad" iDrop News 6:50 PM
  • "A week of podcasting with only an iPad Pro" Six Colors 5:54 PM
  • "Going Back in Time 20 Years. What I'd Tell Myself as an Apple Customer" The Mac Observer 4:59 PM
  • "iPhones are about to get interesting again [Opinion] Cult of Mac 2:58 PM
  • "Apple 6K display in depth - Back to the Mac 012 [Video] 9to5Mac 1:28 PM
  • "Is Apple Fighting a Losing Battle with Huawei in China?" Market Realist 1:25 PM
  • "Envisioning Apple's rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro with edge-to-edge display" 9to5Mac 11:29 AM
  • "Why I'm excited for Apple's Wi-Fi 6 iPhones" Computerworld 11:11 AM
  • "Apple mocks itself with superb social commentary: A very funny ad for the iPhone XR is witty on so many levels." ZDNet 10:10 AM
  • "Barry Diller: Apple 'prancing around' Hollywood, but those who chase Netflix are fools; no one can get to Netflix's level of subscribers" MacDailyNews 10:05 AM
  • "iPad mini 5 only makes sense if it comes with a big price cut" 9to5Mac 8:11 AM
  • "Misleading indicators: Correlation is not causation" Macworld 8:06 AM
  • "Linux gaming is on a life-support system called Steam: Valve's video game marketplace has the power to keep Linux alive." Engadget 2:24 PM
  • "Anthem review: BioWare's sky-high gaming ambition crashes back to Earth/It's out, finally. But maybe it shouldn't be." Ars Technica 11:40 AM
  • "The Google Pixel 3 XL's camera is as good as everyone says it is — here's the proof" Business Insider 11:29 AM
  • "Comic: Did You Hear the Rumor About the 16.5' Macbook Pro?" iMore 8:50 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "AutoSleep adds 'Today' tab with updated sleep session graphs, new customization options, more" 9to5Mac 5:53 PM
  • "Google Keep puts notes on your Apple Watch" Engadget 1:27 PM
  • "Google Keep for iOS updated with Apple Watch app" 9to5Google 11:14 AM
  • "The Litho controller is sci-fi jewelry for your iPhone's AR apps" The Verge 10:55 AM
  • "SoundCloud adds option to distribute music directly to services like Apple Music" AppleInsider 10:54 AM
  • "YOPEY YOPEY Launches New Shmush Brain Puzzle App with a Spin" prMac 10:34 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Amazon beat Google in Q4 2018 smart speaker shipments" VentureBeat 10:55 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: 2018 Global Smart Speaker Sales Reached 86.2 Million Units on Back of Record Q4" ["Apple's HomePod sales rose 45%, but its market share fell back to 4.1% in Q4."] Strategy Analytics 10:23 AM
  • "Eve's HomeKit-compatible Flare moodlight ships in US & Canada" AppleInsider 10:11 AM
  • "Shazam for iOS Sheds 3rd Party SDKs" Appfigures 8:50 AM
  • "Epson Printers Gain Siri Shortcuts Support for Voice-Activated Printing" MacRumors 8:37 AM
  • "Fortnite goes high plain driftin' with the new Driftboard" Cult of Mac 10:11 AM
  • "'Fortnite' V7.40 Content Update Available Now Adding the Driftboard Limited Time Item and the Driftin' Limited Time Mode" Touch Arcade 8:21 AM
  • "Leviton launches smart Load Center with iOS app control for circuit breakers, detailed consumption monitoring, more" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Vtime XR unveils AR mode for VR social network" VentureBeat 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Pay expands to 40 more banks following Saudi Arabia and Czech Republic launch" 9to5Mac 1:26 PM
  • "Apple Pay launches in Saudi Arabia and the Czech Republic" Cult of Mac 7:40 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft edges closer to opening first UK retail store" The Irish News 6:22 AM
  • "Microsoft's M12 leads $15m funding round for cyberfraud startup nsKnox: nsKnox intends to use the cash injection to boost its global footprint in the cybersecurity arena." ZDNet 6:22 AM
  • "Microsoft brings Windows Timeline support to Chrome with Web Activities extension" BetaNews 6:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Brings Official Windows Timeline Support to Chrome" Thurrott 6:03 AM
  • "Microsoft now has an official Chrome extension for Windows Timeline" Neowin 6:04 AM
  • "Chrome users: This Windows 10 Timeline extension has just landed from Microsoft/Chrome users can now get a view in Timeline of their web-browsing history thanks to an official Microsoft Chrome extension." ZDNet 6:22 AM
  • "Microsoft's investment arm M12 leads $15M funding round for corporate payments startup nsKnox" GeekWire 6:22 AM
  • "HP EliteBook 745 G5 Review: The HP EliteBook 745 G5 is a business laptop that puts security above all else." TrustedReviews 6:16 AM
  • "Dell EMC And CIT Launch Dell Pride Aspire To Encourage Lgbtq Students To Be Their 'Authentic Selves'" Irish Tech News 6:14 AM
  • "IBM enters into a new blockchain deal with Santander" Coingeek 6:20 AM
  • "AMD tipped to launch Ryzen 3 desktop CPUs, Navi GPUs in July: Because 7nm, geddit?" The Inquirer 6:06 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen CPUs & Navi GPU Rumoured To Release This July" eTeknix 6:17 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUS, Navi Graphics Could All Launch In July" MegaGames 6:17 AM
  • "Intel Buys Indian SoC Designer Ineda Systems" EE Times 6:18 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900KFC spotted in latest AIDA64 changelog" Hexus 6:18 AM
  • "Intel Core i9 9900KFC - Fastfood anyone?" Guru3D 6:18 AM
  • "Intel exec to lead American Center for Mobility" Detroit News 6:20 AM
  • "Intel's First 4.0 GHz Pentium: Pentium Gold G5620 Listed At Retail" AnandTech 6:17 PM
  • "Is Oracle Buying Back Too Much of Its Own Stock?" 24/7 Wall St. 2:09 PM
  • "New claim dogs Oracle: After $11m of sales, I was unfairly axed before next big deal – because I am a 64yo woman" The Register 6:58 PM
  • "Cisco: Mobile internet traffic will approach a zettabyte by 2022" VentureBeat 2:08 PM
  • "Cisco unlocks IoT potential with intent-based networking" Zawya 2:08 PM
  • "The race to 5G wireless tech is on. A report finds Americans have an early lead" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2:07 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Did Einhorn Realize Apple's Troubles before Buffett?" Market Realist 4:37 PM
  • "Apple and Micron are throwing off growth this earnings season, Goldman Sachs says" Business Insider 10:34 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher as defensive sectors lead; Nasdaq gains for 7th straight session: Strong Walmart earnings help to prop up the Dow" MarketWatch 4:52 PM
  • "Dow Closes Higher as Wall Street Looks to Next Round of Trade Talks: Stocks edger higher Tuesday as investors look to a key round of trade talks between the U.S. and China." TheStreet 4:52 PM
  • "Nasdaq Today Takes Key Step, But Leading Stocks Sputter: The Nasdaq today took another step in its recovery Tuesday, but the stock market shaved much of its gains in the final hour of trading, and leading stocks were weak." Investor's Business Daily 4:52 PM
  • "Stocks edge up as US-China trade talks resume" FOXBusiness 4:51 PM
  • "Strong Results From Walmart Push U.S. Stocks Higher: U.S. stocks edged higher Tuesday, extending their recent rally after upbeat earnings sent shares of retail giant Walmart higher and President Trump further toned down trade tensions with China." [Paid Membership Required] 4:51 PM
  • "Asian shares rise as investors look to trade talks in Washingon" MarketWatch 6:35 AM
  • "European markets struggle as investors respond to HSBC and BHP earnings" MarketWatch 6:35 AM

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