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Tuesday Highlights: Show Time event reaction features pros and cons aplenty with the Apple TV+ announcement most talked about; Fortune's Rick Tetzeli says the event was a first where "Apple brought nothing to the table but its power"; Mark Sullivan at Fast Company says Apple "Apple felt like a totally different company"; more detail needed say Axios and Bloomberg, while Ben Thompson found lack of pricing information "disconcerting"; Market Realist wonders if subscriber fatigue will factor in to Apple TV+ success; AppleInsider sees Apple playing long game—reports and analyses aplenty throughout the page; meanwhile, applications for Apple Arcade now open; is iTunes being dismantled?; Macworld reviews BeatsX earphones; iMore compares pictures from new Huawei P30 Pro and iPhone XS.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple faces pressure over foldable phones" ["Apple apparently cannot afford to ignore this emerging trend and must be keen on developing foldable models, said the observers."]  DigiTimes 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Wants Users to Subscribe to Apple News. Publishers Aren't Playing Along: Tim Cook is currently trying to wrangle a bunch of big-name publishers to contribute to a new Apple News subscription service, kicking off in March. The reported terms are pretty stark—Apple is proposing to keep 50% of the revenues, and keep all of the subscriber data. Publishers, understandably, have balked."  Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:17 AM
  • "After the HomePod Flop, Will Apple Finally Make the Smart Home a Priority? HomeKit has been a disappointment, but that may be changing."  Motley Fool 7:57 AM
  • "Qualcomm wants $31 million in damages in Apple patent case: That's based on $1.40 per allegedly infringed iPhone."  CNET 2:47 PM
OS X
News
  • "If you use Google Chrome on your Mac, update it right now" AppleInsider 2:16 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to convert Pages doc to Microsoft Word doc on Mac" 9to5Mac 2:24 PM
  • "How to go incognito in Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge" Computerworld 7:58 AM
  • "How to change the document background color in Pages" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
  • "Three improvements Apple should make to its Mail app on iOS and macOS" Macworld 7:34 AM
  • "How to Get 'Hey Siri' on Unsupported Macs" OS X Daily 1:01 PM
  • "Creating a System Report With EtreCheck" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "How To Change macOS Cursor Size" macReports 8:25 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Pros And Cons of APFS The New Apple File System Predecessor Of HFS+" Apple Gazette 9:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "Windows 10, macOS get new Skype for Web: HD video, call recording but Linux misses out" ZDNet 8:04 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushes to break up big tech companies like Amazon and Facebook" ["Though Warren's post did not mention Apple, her campaign said the plan would affect the tech behemoth. The company could have to choose between running its App Store or building its own apps, Warren spokeswoman Saloni Sharma said."]  CNBC 10:23 AM
  • "Elizabeth Warren calls for tech giant breakup, with Apple in the cross-hairs" ["By definition, Warren's proposed policies would also impact Apple. The company obviously exceeds $25 billion in annual revenue, qualifying it as a 'Platform utility' for income. The App Store offers apps like Spotify, Pandora, and Netflix, but those are forced to compete with services like Apple Music and iTunes, which come pre-installed on every Apple device. Apple also claims a cut from every App Store transaction, even if it's merely a subscription to outside content."] AppleInsider 10:23 AM
  • "Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren's Plan to 'Break Up' Big Tech Companies Could Affect Apple's App Store" MacRumors 11:35 AM
  • "Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Apple" Cult of Mac 11:35 AM
  • "Celebrating International Women's Day at the Apple Store" The Mac Observer 10:44 AM
  • "US senator Elizabeth Warren wants to break up tech companies, says Apple should not be able to run the App Store and offer its own apps" 9to5Mac 10:23 AM
  • "Celebrating women in tech on International Women's Day: In honor of International Women's Day, I'd like to introduce you to four incredible women making real and significant strides in tech." iMore 8:24 AM
  • "Celebrate International Women's Day with me (and Apple): Apple is celebrating women all month long, with a big party today, International Women's Day, and it feels great to be acknowledged." iMore 8:01 AM
  • "Apple in dispute with political party over 'confusing' logo" Cult of Mac 10:54 AM
  • "Apple Watch catches premature ventricular contraction, impressing doctor; deaf customer praises vibrating alarm clock and more" 9to5Mac 12:01 PM
  • "Apple Adding Original Art From Iconic Artists to Thousands of Apple Music Playlists" MacRumors 2:18 PM
  • "Aquaman 4K iTunes Crack Appears To Have Been Leaked For Download" Redmond Pie 9:30 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "JavaScript infinite alert prank lands 13-year-old Japanese girl in hot water: Girl charged with spreading an unauthorized malicious program" Ars Technica 4:09 PM
  • "Amazon Echo Maintains Smart Speaker Lead In The U.S. As Adoption Booms" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Flickr axes Creative Commons limit to give free users more wiggle room" Digital Trends 12:03 PM
  • "USB 4 will help your PC, phone and gadgets get along in 2020: The all-purpose connector will be more powerful and (eventually) less confusing." CNET 8:37 AM
  • "Virtual reality in schools? A majority of students say yes, please" GearBrain 8:20 AM
  • "House to FCC's Ajit Pai: Your record keeping may violate federal law/The House Energy and Commerce Committee wants to know how the FCC handles electronic records like emails, texts and social media posts." CNET 11:36 AM
  • "Report: Ajit Pai's FCC Touted Broadband Deployment Numbers Based on Asinine Mistake" Gizmodo 8:04 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Adam Engst and Josh Centers Take Control of Apple's Preview" MacVoices 2:33 PM
  • "International Women's Day, Apple Style – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-08" The Mac Observer 2:23 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: March 8, 2019" 9to5Mac 9:49 AM
  • "Is Apple prepping a folding iPhone? This week, on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:16 AM
  • "Rumored MacBook health sensors, Huawei sues the US, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Report: Updated $329 iPad to retain Touch ID and headphone jack" 9to5Mac 9:30 PM
  • "Next-generation 'budget' iPad rumored to retain Touch ID, headphone jack: Rumors from Asian suppliers aired Friday suggest Apple's 7th generation iPad will sport an enclosure design identical to the current 9.7-inch iPad, complete with Touch ID biometric authentication and a headphone jack." AppleInsider 9:30 PM
  • "Apple AR headset reportedly starting production later this year" 9to5Mac 7:34 AM
  • "Apple's AR glasses arriving in 2020, iPhone will do most of the work" AppleInsider 7:24 AM
  • "Kuo: Apple's AR Glasses to Launch in 2020 as iPhone Accessory" MacRumors 7:26 AM
  • "Apple to Release an AR Headset Next Year" Thurrott 8:16 AM
  • "Kuo: Apple plans iPhone-tethered AR glasses for 2020" VentureBeat 8:23 AM
  • "Is Apple getting ready to abandon Lightning for a new power and data port?" ZDNet 12:36 PM
  • "A brief guide to USB 4 for Mac and iOS users" Computerworld 8:38 AM
  • "Icon Allegedly Found in iOS 12.2 Beta Suggests 7th Gen iPod Touch Will Have All-Screen Design" MacRumors 7:25 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Does your iPhone XS suffer from s-s-stuttering?" Cult of Mac 7:35 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:25 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:25 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:25 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Video: iPhone XR versus Galaxy S10e photo quality comparison" AppleInsider 11:35 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Buds review: imperfectly acceptable" The Verge 7:34 AM
  • "Review: Eve Flare is a fun portable HomeKit mood light with impressive all-day battery life" 9to5Mac 7:35 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use your iPhone's Instant Hotspot" [Video] CNET 8:41 AM
  • "How to enable Dark Mode on your iPhone" iLounge 8:38 AM
  • "Is your router's Wi-Fi working but ethernet has gone bad? Here's how to check" Macworld 7:35 AM
Tips
  • "Please, for the Love of God, Make Sure You Delete Things Properly" Gizmodo 2:18 PM
  • "3 iMovie tips for Mac users making movies with iPhones" Apple Must 7:20 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Facebook vs. Apple: The social network's 'pivot to privacy' puts iOS in its crosshairs. Welcome to tech's next big rivalry." Slate 8:15 PM
  • "The most beautiful iPhone in the world doesn't come from Apple" Digital Trends 8:15 PM
  • "Apple Could Ship Its First Augmented Reality Glasses in 2020: A new product category for the iPhone maker." Motley Fool 8:16 PM
  • "All the ways Apple locks us into iPhone [Opinion]"  Cult of Mac 10:10 AM
  • "Apple in trouble after choosing Intel over Qualcomm for 5G hardware" MSPoweruser 8:53 AM
  • "iPhone SE 2 could be the savior Apple needs [Opinion] Cult of Mac 9:43 AM
  • "Here's how Apple's long-rumored smart glasses will work, according to reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo" Business Insider 12:53 PM
  • "Apple's AR glasses have 2020 vision – Report" Apple Must 11:09 AM
  • "Apple has been working on AR and VR for years, and it will pay off in the 2020 smart glasses" AppleInsider 10:54 AM
  • "Apple's AR glasses might be an iPhone accessory instead of a standalone headset" Mashable 10:54 AM
  • "Analyst: 'Apple Glasses' will be powered by the iPhone (which makes sense)" Apple World Today 7:32 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10 review: Not an iPhone 'killer' but a real challenge" New York Post 9:32 PM
  • "The best laptops under $1,000: You could spend $1,000 on an iPhone, or buy one of these awesome laptops instead" Digital Trends 9:31 PM
  • "Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Break Up Big Tech Is Just the Beginning" Gizmodo 2:47 PM
  • "Why is Russia so good at getting women into technology?" ZDNet 11:38 AM
  • "Wallpapers cleverly hiding Samsung Galaxy S10's camera cutout are my favorite thing online" The Next Web 8:38 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10e Review: Cheaper, Smaller, Just Right" Gizmodo 9:30 AM
  • "Galaxy S10e review: Samsung's iPhone XR is a colorful winner/A (nearly) complete Galaxy S10 experience in a smaller, less expensive package." Android Central 8:19 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Text Expander "PhraseExpress" now cross-plattform compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android" Phrase Express 9:26 AM
  • "Google expands Duplex AI to 43 states and all Pixel phones, iPhone support coming in weeks" GearBrain 8:20 AM
  • "Texture app for iOS updated as Apple News subscription service looms" 9to5Mac 7:35 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 closes in on Microsoft's 1 billion device goal" The Verge 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2 With Quad-Core Intel CPU Listed Online, Hints at Mid-Cycle Refresh of 13-inch Model" Gadgets 360 8:56 AM
  • "HoloLens 2: Going hands-on with holograms/The HoloLens 2 is a huge step forward from the original that does more to realize the promise of mixed reality than anything before it." ZDNet 9:31 PM
  • "Dell and HPE fight for server supremacy: Dell led the worldwide server market in terms of unit shipments" ARN 8:56 AM
  • "Dell calls on EU governments to invest billions in sustainable tech" IT PRO (UK) 8:56 AM
  • "Dell leads storage market with 20.6% share against HPE with 18%" Telecomlead 8:56 AM
  • "Dell may have confirmed upcoming gaming laptop with a mobile 1660 Ti GPU" MoneyControl 8:56 AM
  • "Intel Expected to Regain Top Chipseller Ranking" EE Times 8:53 AM
  • "Intel's 9th Gen Coffee Lake Refresh CPU Lineup Leaked Online" Fossbytes 8:53 AM
  • "NVIDIA Discrete GPU Market Share Grew To 81.2%, AMD Fell To 18.8% During Q4 2018 – Worst Fourth Quarter For AIBs in Over 10 Years" WCCFTech 8:51 AM
  • "Latest Discrete GPU Shipment Numbers Show NVIDIA Easily Crushing AMD" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "IBM Reveals Two Further Blockchain Patents for Security And Database Management" Cointelegraph 9:05 AM
  • "Oracle UK tweaks financial reporting, sees revenues rise" The Register 8:51 AM
  • "Can Cisco Respond To Zoom's Challenge in $20B Videoconferencing Market?" Forbes 8:37 AM
  • "Cisco warns of active scanning for critical SMB router bug" CSO Online 8:49 AM
  • "Curtin University collaboration helps Cisco explore new analytics-based security models" CSO Online 8:49 AM
  • "Cisco Canada President Rola Dagher awarded 'Woman of the Year'" Canada 8:53 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "A Sweet Dividend Hike Coming From Apple" Seeking Alpha 7:20 PM
  • "Apple's Zero-Cash Goal Could Be a Cause for Concern in a Few Years: Apple has $130 billion in net cash, which it pledges to bring to zero at an unspecified time. But how will the company please investors on the way to that singular event, which may come in 2023, and thereafter?"  TheStreet 8:17 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow logs longest losing streak since June on disappointing jobs report, China trade data: Uncertainty swirls over U.S.-China trade deal" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Pares Losses But Ends Lower For Day on Meager U.S. Jobs Growth: Stocks fell Friday as all three main U.S. stock indexes marked five straight days of declines." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "5-Day Slump Costs 774 Points For Dow Jones; These 5 Growth Stocks Show Strength Amid Pullback" Investor's Business Daily 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Post Weekly Decline: Disappointing U.S. payrolls report and weak Chinese export data add to concerns about global economy" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets sink on trade-deal worries, weak China export data: Stocks in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo retreat sharply" MarketWatch 8:44 AM
  • "European markets slide as German factory woe adds to China trade slump" MarketWatch 8:44 AM

 
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