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Apple/Macintosh
  • "The worst of Apple's iPhone problems are over, UBS says" ["The Apple bull told clients Wednesday that the worst of the slowdown experienced from its flagship product was in the rear-view mirror. The problem has weighed on Apple's stock price and has for months dominated Wall Street dialogue on the company."]  Business Insider 1:52 PM
  • "Storing Health Records On Your Phone: Can Apple Live Up To Its Privacy Values?" ["In an interview with NPR, Cook says acquiring user data to sell ads is something his company has avoided. 'People will look at this and feel that they can trust Apple,' he says. 'That's a key part of anyone that you're working with on your health.' Cook says Apple's commitment to privacy isn't simply a marketing ploy. 'It's not the way we look it in terms of advantages,' he says. 'The reality is that I know for me, I want to do business with people that have my health data, people that I deeply trust.'"]  NPR 3:35 PM
  • "Apple policies against data collection an advantage in digital health market, Cook says" AppleInsider 4:58 PM
  • "When Apple Runs the Hub, Who Pays? Apple likes to sell content: other companies' content. Through its iOS platform, tvOS platform, TV app, and other mediums, Apple invites its many loyal users to sign up for third-party services or consume third-party content. And when consumers choose to sign up for subscriptions through Apple's portals, Apple takes a cut of the cash. People call this the 'Apple tax.'"  The Motley Fool 7:11 AM
  • "How Apple Makes Money: iPhones and Services/Nobody holds a candle to Apple when it comes to consumer technology."  The Motley Fool 8:30 AM
  • "Apple's ad business borrows a page from Facebook: The company adds second campaign management partner for search ads"  AdAge 8:30 AM
  • "Lawsuit takes aim at Apple's cellular devices" Cult of Mac 7:12 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple Watch Captures Half of 18 Million Global Smartwatch Shipments in Q4 2018"  Strategy Analytics 8:58 PM
  • "Apple shipped 9.2M Apple Watch units in Q4 2018 to capture half of market, report says: Fresh statistics from research firm Strategy Analytics show Apple retained its position as the clear leader in the smartwatch sector, with Apple Watch capturing 51 percent of the market during the fourth quarter of 2018." AppleInsider 8:58 PM
OS X
News
  • "Thunderbolt 3 'Thunderclap' vulnerabilities let malicious peripherals attack a Mac's memory" AppleInsider 7:09 AM
  • "Researchers say Thunderbolt and PCI Express enabled Mac and PC attacks" VentureBeat 8:28 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Use Continuity Camera on Mac to Scan Documents or Take a Photo with iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 1:53 PM
  • "KeepSolid VPN Unlimited Review: A capable VPN and a great option for Netflix fans" Macworld 6:45 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Skeuomorphs: our little digital helpers/Skeuomorphs are design elements that mimic older, precursor objects. By popularising the 'desktop' user interface over lines of code in the mid-1980s, Apple essentially let skeuomorphs take over the world." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:04 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple self-driving car layoffs give hints to division's direction" Reuters 8:57 PM
  • "Apple to lay off 190 in autonomous car division" Reuters 8:17 PM
  • "Apple lays off 190 employees from self-driving car unit: report" MarketWatch 8:56 PM
  • "Apple Confirms 190 Layoffs From Self-Driving Car Project" MacRumors 3:49 PM
  • "Apple confirms Project Titan layoffs in new filling, engineering positions most affected" 9to5Mac 4:01 PM
  • "Apple confirms layoff of 190 people from self-driving car project" AppleInsider 4:58 PM
  • "End-to-end encryption 'infects' law enforcement, says FBI" 9to5Mac 6:46 AM
  • "Apple's intensifying privacy & encryption stance worsening FBI struggles with lawbreakers 'going dark'" AppleInsider 8:59 AM
  • "MWC 2019 is a 5G party and Apple isn't celebrating: A latecomer to new cellular network generations, Apple is passing on the 5G MWC festivities as it grapples with sourcing 5G modems. The coming years could result in deeper integration into its product line than ever before, or a deep competitive gap."  ZDNet 12:20 PM
  • "Apple removes VoIP app clones from the App Store"  TechCrunch 7:02 AM
  • "Apple Cracking Down on Developers Spamming the App Store With Duplicate Apps" MacRumors 9:45 AM
  • "Email Scammers Ditch Wire Transfers for iTunes Gift Cards" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:16 PM
  • "Texas lured Apple, Google, Oracle to state, Gov. Greg Abbott touts win" FOXBusiness 7:50 AM
  • "Store upgrades begin at Australia's Apple Bondi on March 24th" 9to5Mac 12:43 PM
  • "A bug in rollout is reason Apple Music showed up prematurely on Google Home speakers" ["A source familiar with the matter confirmed with Business Insider that 'it was a bug in a rollout' that allowed Google Home users to see Apple Music as option to sync with their smart speakers."]  Business Insider 3:25 PM
  • "Apple Music may not be coming to Google Home after all" Cult of Mac 6:45 AM
  • "Google Turns Down Volume on Apple Music for Google Home Rumours" The Mac Observer 6:50 AM
  • "Google Says Bug Caused Apple Music to Appear in Google Home App" MacRumors 10:17 AM
  • "Huntington Beach educators mold musicians of tomorrow: This feature is the first in a series spotlighting teachers and students using innovative technology in the classroom." Apple 11:46 AM
  • "Apple Kicks Off Series Spotlighting Teachers and Students Using Innovative Tech in Classrooms" MacTrast 4:59 PM
  • "Apple's Shot on iPhone Campaign Is Turning Hockey Stars' Candid Photos Into Giant Ads: Long-running campaign takes fans behind the scenes" AdWeek 2:09 PM
  • "Apple's New 'Shot on iPhone' Billboards Use Photos of NHL Players Taken by Their Teammates" Muse by Clio 1:55 PM
  • "Apple teams up with NHL to promote 'Shot on iPhone' campaign, player photos taken by teammates" 9to5Mac 1:55 PM
  • "How Netflix created a $1 billion arms race for TV writers" ["One, with deep-pocketed streaming companies like Netflix and Amazon–and now Apple–eager to build up their own original content libraries as studios and networks pull back on their licensing deals, the amount of money being thrown around has reached an all-time high."] Fast Company 12:59 PM
  • "Today at Apple supports International Women's Day with sessions highlighting creative achievements" 9to5Mac 8:59 AM
  • "Honda wants to be the Apple of electric city cars with new E Prototype: Honda is looking for inspiration from Apple and the high cost of the iPhone for its upcoming electric city car." GearBrain 6:50 AM
  • "Happy birthday Jony Ive: Apple's design genius turns 52" Cult of Mac 8:28 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Motorola has confirmed that it's working on a foldable smartphone, which could be the 2019 makeover of everyone's favorite flip phone" Business Insider 3:55 PM
  • "RAZR Redux: Motorola Confirms Plans For Folding Android Smartphone" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "New FAA rules banning fully charged lithium-ion batteries as cargo won't stop you using iPhones on flights" AppleInsider 3:26 PM
  • "U.S. bars lithium batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft" Reuters 3:26 PM
  • "Musical.ly (TikTok) fined $5.7M by FTC for violating children's privacy laws, will update app with age gate" TechCrunch 12:00 PM
  • "The F(x)tec Pro 1 is a love letter to your old QWERTY keyboard phones" Engadget 11:53 AM
  • "T-Mobile: 5G won't be more expensive than current 4G plans" BGR 3:08 PM
  • "T-Mobile promises 5G won't cost more than current data plans: That means unlimited 5G plans should start at $70" The Verge 9:45 AM
  • "Neuromorphic computing and the brain that wouldn't die: Chemical engineers at UCLA have been demonstrating what they argue is scientific evidence that bunches of synthetically grown nanowires exhibit behaviors similar to that of memory in a living brain. Whether you believe their claim depends on what you think memory actually is." ZDNet 9:44 AM
  • "Samsung has an amazing new Galaxy phone, but it's facing the same problems as the iPhone" CNBC 1:47 PM
  • "The Galaxy S10 will come pre-installed with McAfee bloatware" Android Police 9:07 AM
  • "Samsung's new 512GB flash chip is twice as fast as its predecessor" Engadget 7:09 AM
  • "Huawei, Samsung agree to settle patent dispute in U.S. court" Reuters 6:39 AM
  • "Get ready for USB 3.2: Super-fast 20Gbps transfer speeds but tons of confusion" ZDNet 6:38 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Issue 48 of Lightroom Magazine Is Now Available!" Layers Magazine 4:01 PM
  • "#232: The Unique Blend of Tattoos and Automation/After skipping follow-up, Myke and Federico try to explain the new USB branding, discuss fingerprint sensors and the merits of Evernote in 2019, and wish for apps that don't exist (but should)." Relay FM: Connected 2:42 PM
  • "#283: How This 'Unfolds'/Repairing our hardware, how many cameras is too many on a smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Fold vs. the Huawei Mate X, and what we use Siri for." Relay FM: Clockwise 1:13 PM
  • "Thunderbolt Vulnerability, Warrant Canaries – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-27" The Mac Observer 12:56 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 025: 'The daily home screen shuffle'" 9to5Mac 12:37 PM
  • "Here's why Apple's '1984' ad ran before the Super Bowl in the middle of the night in Idaho" Business Insider [BI Prime] 8:59 AM
Hardware/Software
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:00 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPad Pro Diary: I finally found a reason to have an Apple Pencil" 9to5Mac 9:44 AM
  • "Comparing the Galaxy S10+ and the Xperia 1 to the iPhone XS Max" Engadget 7:29 AM
  • "Review: the official Tesla case for iPhone X/XS" iDownload Blog 7:39 AM
  • "Grace Digital Mondo+ Classic internet radio review" The Gadgeteer 10:34 AM
iOS Apps
  • "How to stop CarPlay's autoplaying madness" Cult of Mac 3:06 PM
  • "The best apps for editing and redacting PDFs on your iPad or iPhone" AppleInsider 1:09 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use Google's Chrome browser on iPhone" 9to5Mac 3:37 PM
  • "How to change the language and Siri's voice on HomePod" iDownload Blog 9:21 AM
  • "Free iPhone Ringtones Revisited" MacMost 9:05 AM
  • "How to use the Workout app on Apple Watch" iMore 7:10 AM
Tips
  • "Apple World Today Video Tip: Recovering Deleted iCloud Drive Files" Apple World Today 3:49 PM
  • "Where am I?' and other essential Siri requests" Apple Must 12:33 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Analyst: The 'worst' is over for iPhone sales as price cuts help Apple in China" 9to5Mac 8:56 PM
  • "Genuine Courage: Apple Shouldn't Build a Foldable iPhone" The Mac Observer 6:46 PM
  • "In Letter, Apple Confirms Layoffs in Autonomous Vehicle Team" Pixel Envy 5:35 PM
  • "Tim Cook on Health Records Privacy: 'People Will Look at This and Feel That They Can Trust Apple'" MacRumors 4:59 PM
  • "2019 Prediction #1 — Apple under Tim Cook emulates GE under Jack Welch"  I, Cringely 2:12 PM
  • "Before CarPlay, Apple previewed 'iOS in the Car' with a very different design"  9to5Mac 12:38 PM
  • "Apple has been working on folding iPhones for some time: Apple first began filing patents for folding smartphones in 2014" Computerworld 10:17 AM
  • "The Voice Behind iPhone's Siri" Tapscape 8:04 AM
  • "How about Apple-supported mini 'mom and pop' retail stores in smaller towns?" Apple World Today 7:01 AM
  • "Editorial: Apple's waiting game on foldable iPhones is no surprise" AppleInsider 6:47 AM
Non-Apple
  • "I used a Mercedes-Benz as a Mario Kart controller, and it was amazing" The Verge 12:36 PM
  • "Energizer's Extra Juicy Phone Is Dumb Thick" Gizmodo 12:22 PM
  • "Foldable phones at MWC 2019: just the beginning" The Verge 7:16 AM
  • "The Galaxy Fold has an exciting new feature Samsung didn't even announce on stage" BGR 8:58 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 review: Samsung's completely redesigned flagships live up to the hype" BGR 7:38 AM
  • "Review: Samsung's Galaxy S10+ is the right phone at the wrong time/Samsung's flagship 4G phones, the Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+, are coming out at the dawn of the 5G era. Would business users be smarter to buy now or wait for a 5G-capable phone?" Computerworld 7:16 AM
  • "We're ready for foldable phones, but are they ready for us?" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
  • "How Amazon took 50% of the e-commerce market and what it means for the rest of us" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Cellebrite iPhone hacking tools selling on eBay for as little as $100" AppleInsider 2:16 PM
  • "MidiWrist lets you control musical instruments from your Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 1:47 PM
  • "Best email apps for your iPhone and iPad in 2019" iMore 12:23 PM
  • "Introducing Mixcder E7 — Active Noise Canceling Technology Bluetooth Headphones For Audiophiles For A Fraction Of The Cost" Thomas PR 12:17 PM
  • "Antelope ships USB-C Edge Go mic with bundled emulation tools" AppleInsider 11:49 AM
  • "Brand new to mobile: Medieval Dynasty on iOS and Android" 148Apps 9:44 AM
  • "Now you can use Google Duo on the web as well as in app" BetaNews 8:16 AM
  • "Private Internet Access 2.8.0 Brings Network Whitelisting" The Mac Observer 8:03 AM
  • "Harmony Helper will give singers a digital rehearsal room in their hands" VentureBeat 7:30 AM
  • "HITCASE Announces Ferra - A Handcrafted Premium Leather iPhone Case" prMac 7:30 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's HoloLens Gives Clear View of the Cloud: Expensive new augmented-reality headset is company's latest device designed to drive further cloud growth" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:59 AM
  • "HoloLens II and the beginning of a computing revolution" Computerworld 8:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Defends Jumping in AR Bed With Military" TechNewsWorld 1:01 PM
  • "Windows 10 previews grind to halt over GSOD bug that Microsoft can't fix" ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "Telstra bringing eSIM functionality to Windows 10 devices: From March 7, users of certain Windows devices will be able to connect via eSIM to Telstra's mobile network." ZDNet 8:56 PM
  • "IBM just appointed the first African-American woman to command a US Navy ship to its board" CNBC 7:51 AM
  • "IBM elects pirate-foiling Navy vet to board: Embattled IBM has called on a military veteran to help provide some 'leadership skills' as the corporation continues to shape-shift from a legacy tech vendor to one fit for the new world." The Register 7:31 AM
  • "IBM apologizes after its online jobs page asked applicants if they were 'yellow' or 'mulatto'" Business Insider 7:38 AM
  • "IBM job applicants outraged over racially insensitive labels, including 'yellow' and 'mulatto'" Bloomberg 7:52 AM
  • "IBM is sorry for asking job seekers if they are 'yellow' or 'mulatto'" CBS News 11:47 AM
  • "Q&A: Where IBM Sees Growth in Hybrid Cloud/Eager to show that it is part of the future, IBM shares some of its perspective on how cloud computing continues to evolve." InformationWeek 12:20 PM
  • "Why IBM had no choice but bet $34 billion on hybrid cloud" TechRepublic 7:51 AM
  • "IBM chemists have found a faster way to recycle plastics, even stuff coated with residue" GreenBiz 7:52 AM
  • "IBM updates firmware to fix flaw in cloud server's BMC component" SC Magazine 7:51 AM
  • "Intel CEO Bob Swan interview — Only the strong assets survive" VentureBeat 2:01 PM
  • "Intel SGX Card expands SGX security protections to cloud data centers" ZDNet 11:52 AM
  • "Intel open-sources HBFA app to help with firmware security testing: Intel's new HBFA project will be available in Q2 2019." ZDNet 11:52 AM
  • "Intel Details Lakefield SoC With 10nm Sunny Cove CPU, Gen 11 Graphics, Foveros 3D Packaging" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Lenovo kicks down door of MWC, dumps a stack of sexy new ThinkPads" The Register 7:31 AM
  • "Intel ends Unisoc deal so it can work directly with Chinese OEMs" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Intel ends 5G partnership with Chinese government-linked chip maker Unisoc, citing 'business' reasons" South China Morning Post 7:54 AM
  • "Intel Lakefield SOC With Foveros 3D Packaging Previewed – 10nm Hybrid CPU Architecture Featuring Sunny Cover, Gen 11 Graphics and More" WCCFTech 7:54 AM
  • "Dell shows the environment some love, recycles 2 billion pounds of e-waste" Digital Trends 10:15 AM
  • "HP Sales Rise, but Fall Short of Estimates: Upswing in personal-computer market has helped printer and personal-computer giant" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:26 PM
  • "HP reports mixed Q1 results, drop in notebook, desktop units sold: Personal Systems net revenue was up 2 percent year-over-year, even though total units sold declined." ZDNet 5:34 PM
  • "HPE computers stranded in space: A pair of Hewlett Packard Enterprise servers sent up to the International Space Station in August 2017 as an experiment have still not come back to Earth, three months after their intended return." BBC 7:57 AM
  • "Tech Not a Target Amid Oracle Litigation, DOL Official Says" Bloomberg Law 7:51 AM
  • "MWC 2019: Oracle is leading businesses to slice-as-a-service networking" IT PRO (UK) 7:50 AM
  • "Warren Buffett joins crowd struggling to understand Oracle" Financial Express 7:51 AM
  • "Cisco CEO to Telcos: Team Up With Us on Enterprise Killer Apps to Make Money Off 5G" SDX Central 7:47 AM
  • "Cisco announces $5b financing for operators' 5G transition" Telecom Asia 7:47 AM
  • "Cisco signs joint innovation extension deal with Telenor Group" Telecompaper 7:45 AM
  • "Cisco names Th1ng and Miradot as its first authorised IoT partners in Sweden - Telecompaper" Telecompaper 7:47 AM
  • "Telecom Egypt inks deals with Huawei, Ericsson, Cisco at MWC" Telecompaper 7:44 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Stock Is Still All About the iPhone, Analyst Says" Barron's 8:57 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close mostly lower as investors focus on Lighthizer, Powell testimonies: Fed chief testifies in front of the House Financial Services Committee" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "Dow Closes Lower, Nasdaq Gains as China Trade Talks Dominate: Stocks ended mixed Wednesday after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the House Ways and Means committee that 'much remains to be done' before a trade deal is reached with China." TheStreet 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks mixed on US-China trade concerns, Fed chair comments" FOXBusiness 4:02 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Slightly Lower, Keeping Rally on Pause: Analysts weigh trade, geopolitics and latest batch of earnings" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Asian markets rise as Trump, Kim set to meet" MarketWatch 7:59 AM
  • "Europe's indexes sink as geopolitical tensions between Pakistan and India escalate; Metro Bank plunges 20%" MarketWatch 7:59 AM

 
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