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Weekend Highlights: Dan Moren reads the tea leaves from WWDC sees "shape of a few of Apple's plans to come"; Cult of Mac explores Apple's ability to trick "our brains into accepting high prices"; $1 trillion back in Apple's sights with trade deal according to analyst; Tim Cook met with President Trump this week discussing trade, immigration; Adobe shows prototype AI tool that can spot Photoshopped faces; CryptoKit presages iPhone as crypto wallet?; Counterpoint's examination of global true wireless hearables market finds Apple's growth level from last quarter; Apple Maps look-around smoother than Google's according to comparison; will USB-C finally come to iPhones this year?; Rene Ritchie has a go with iPad Pro running iPadOS; Dennis Sellers gets early look at Mutrics sunglasses/speaker combo; Dieter Bohns finally turns on iMessage.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Apple, too: 'Either they run the platform or they play in the store.'"  The Verge 8:57 AM
  • "Apple joins list of Elizabeth Warren's tech breakup targets: Senator wants the company separated from its App Store." CNET 12:33 PM
  • "Comment: An Apple Store credit card would be a big win for consumers and Apple" 9to5Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Apple whips its gigantic global supply chain into shape [Opinion]" ["Before Cook took over as CEO in 2011, the company seemed to pay little attention to the conditions in its overseas factories. Steve Jobs was at best indifferent. But Cook, a man with a background in manufacturing who spent the early part of his career working on shop floors, seems sincere in his goal to improve the conditions of workers. He made improving labor practices a high priority. And he seems to be delivering."]  Cult of Mac 3/9
  • "'Tibetans and Uyghurs not accepted': Apple supplier probes hiring discrimination"  inkstone 3/9
  • "Apple is now one of the biggest investors in research and development, and critics are wondering what it's getting for its money"  Business Insider 3/9
  • "Making the Grade: What Marzipan means for K-12 classrooms" 9to5Mac 3/9
  • "Elizabeth Warren reportedly also wants to break up Apple" TechCrunch 3/9
OS X
News
  • "Microsoft confirms the latest version of Skype for Web drops support for Safari" 9to5Mac 3/9
  • "If you use Google Chrome on your Mac, update it right now" AppleInsider 3/8
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How to Fix AirPods Not Connecting to Mac" iPhone Hacks 12:22 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Disk Drill 3 PRO for Mac review: Recover your lost files (and your sanity)" iMore 8:18 AM
  • "SmallCubed MailSuite for Mac review: A Mail plug-in to help you work smarter/MailSuite tries to make Apple Mail smarter and your work easier." iMore 3/9
  • "Know When Malware Tries to Access Your Mac's Camera or Mic With This App" Lifehacker 3/9
  • "How to Fill in Online Forms Accurately on your Mac" Apple Must 3/9
  • "How to convert Pages doc to Microsoft Word doc on Mac" 9to5Mac 3/8
  • "How to go incognito in Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge" Computerworld 3/8
  • "How to change the document background color in Pages" iDownload Blog 3/8
  • "Three improvements Apple should make to its Mail app on iOS and macOS" Macworld 3/8
  • "How to Get 'Hey Siri' on Unsupported Macs" OS X Daily 3/8
  • "Creating a System Report With EtreCheck" MacMost 3/8
  • "How To Change macOS Cursor Size" macReports 3/8
Op/Ed
  • "The Sad State of Logging Bugs for Apple" Corbin Dunn 8:24 AM
  • "Pros And Cons of APFS The New Apple File System Predecessor Of HFS+" Apple Gazette 3/8
Press Releases
  • "Windows 10, macOS get new Skype for Web: HD video, call recording but Linux misses out" ZDNet 3/8
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Offering 10% Bonus When Adding Funds to Your Account for App Store and iTunes Purchases" MacRumors 4:45 PM
  • "Scoop: Trump lied to RNC donors about 'Tim Apple' video/Republican donors in attendance called it one of Trump's weirdest lies ever. On Friday night, under a tent erected over the pool at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, President Trump claimed the media were spreading 'fake news' when they said he called the CEO of Apple 'Tim Apple.'" Axios 4:45 PM
  • "While You Were Offline: Tim Cook Pwned President Trump" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:25 AM
  • "Samsung's Early Galaxy S10 Success Bodes Poorly for Apple" ["Many industry watchers believe that the premium portion of the smartphone market is experiencing unit shipment declines. If that dynamic ultimately plays out in 2019, Apple might not only need to cope with a poor overall market-share loss to local vendors like Huawei in China, it could lose share in large markets like the United States — at least until Apple launches a new round of products this coming September."]  The Motley Fool 3/9
  • "Here are the unique Apple items you can only find at the visitor center near its spaceship headquarters" Business Insider 3/9
  • "Thieves demand victims sign out of iCloud at knifepoint to avoid Find My iPhone tracking" The Apple Post 3/9
  • "Fitbit's smartwatches are missing one important thing that Apple, Samsung, and Google all offer" Business Insider 3/9
  • "iPhone — Use your face as your password — Apple" YouTube 3/9
  • "iPhone — Find the perfect shot — Apple" YouTube 3/9
  • "iPhone — Chat with an expert — Apple" YouTube 3/9
  • "iPhone — Easily access your boarding pass — Apple" YouTube 3/9
  • "iPhone — Don't worry about water spills — Apple" YouTube 3/9
Non-Apple News
  • "From closets to cooktops, tech aims to bring efficiency home" Associated Press 7:30 PM
  • "Interference of Things: A Sydney smart city story/A digital cacophony at traffic lights is enough to make Bluetooth audio worse than wired sound." ZDNet 6:25 PM
  • "Google gaming console controller design, features allegedly revealed in patent" Digital Trends 1:47 PM
  • "CSS to get support for trigonometry functions" ZDNet 12:33 PM
  • "Thousands of Russians protest against internet restrictions" Reuters 9:06 AM
  • "The NSA publicly released a tool for cracking software wide open, and hackers are loving it — so long as the NSA makes good on its promise not to use it to spy on them" Business Insider [BI Prime] 8:39 AM
  • "Qualcomm will face criminal charges in Korea over refusal to license chipset makers once the KFTC's saintly patience is exhausted" Foss Patents 8:25 AM
  • "How TikTok Is Rewriting the World: TikTok will change the way your social media works — even if you're avoiding it." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:19 AM
  • "Google patent shows possible controller design for its game streaming service: A potential look at a Google game controller" The Verge 3/9
  • "Amy Klobuchar suggests taxing companies making money off user data" The Verge 3/9
  • "Foursquare's Dennis Crowley thinks a reckoning is coming over data privacy" The Verge 3/9
  • "Georgia county pays a whopping $400,000 to get rid of a ransomware infection: County hired cyber-security consultant to negotiate ransom fee with hacker group." ZDNet 3/9
  • "EU wants tech independence from the US, but it'll be tricky" The Next Web 3/9
  • "Study shows programmers will take the easy way out and not implement proper password security" ZDNet 3/9
  • "'About as likely as Mexico paying for Trump's wall': Some experts say Elizabeth Warren's plan to break up Big Tech will never happen" Business Insider 3/9
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Josh Centers of TidBITs and industry analyst Stephen Baker, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 7:52 AM
  • "Why we're hopelessly hooked on iPhone [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 287] Cult of Mac 3/9
  • "Podcast: Facebook Manifesto, Warren Tech Company Breakup, USB4 and WebAuthn" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3/9
  • "Adam Engst and Josh Centers Take Control of Apple's Preview" MacVoices 3/8
  • "International Women's Day, Apple Style – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-08" The Mac Observer 3/8
  • "9to5Mac Daily: March 8, 2019" 9to5Mac 3/8
  • "Is Apple prepping a folding iPhone? This week, on The CultCastCult of Mac 3/8
  • "Rumored MacBook health sensors, Huawei sues the US, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 3/8
Hardware/Software
  • "Next iPad Rumored To Keep Headphone Jack, May Have Brilliant, Surprise New Design" Forbes 5:13 PM
  • "Apple's next iPad will reportedly keep Touch ID and a headphone jack: If it ain't broke..." The Verge 3/9
  • "Don't expect big changes out of the 2019 iPad" Cult of Mac 3/9
  • "Apple's next 'cheap' iPad might not kill beloved features like Touch ID and the headphone jack" Mashable 3/9
  • "iPhone XS, XS Max Users Reporting Stuttering Animations After Ten Seconds Of Idle Time" Redmond Pie 3/9
  • "Kuo: Apple To Start Its AR Headset Production This Year, Will Be Launched In 2020" Redmond Pie 3/9
  • "Apple To Start Making AR Headset By End Of 2019" Tech Times 3/9
  • "AirPods 2 to be more expensive and feature packed" iLounge 3/9
  • "Here's everything we know about Apple's rumored smart glasses, which could arrive as soon as next year" Business Insider 3/9
AppleCare/Helps
  • "How To Fix Your iPad Pro With Unresponsive Screen" macReports 3/9
  • "Does your iPhone XS suffer from s-s-stuttering?" Cult of Mac 3/8
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/8
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/8
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/8

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iHome iBT751 Bluetooth Speaker Review: Mediocrity at its finest" iMore 10:58 AM
  • "Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Review: AirPods-Beating Sound for a Steep Price" Tom's Guide 3/9
  • "Samsung's New Galaxy Buds Almost Give AirPods a Run for Their Money" Gizmodo 3/9
  • "Video: iPhone XR versus Galaxy S10e photo quality comparison" AppleInsider 3/8
  • "Samsung Galaxy Buds review: imperfectly acceptable" The Verge 3/8
  • "Review: Eve Flare is a fun portable HomeKit mood light with impressive all-day battery life" 9to5Mac 3/8
iOS Apps
  • "Google Chromecast vs Apple AirPlay: Which is better for streaming from your phone?" CNET 3/9
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Fix AirPods Disconnecting from iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch" OS X Daily 12:34 PM
  • "How to download prior versions of apps onto an older iPhone or iPad that can't run iOS 12" AppleInsider 10:58 AM
  • "How To Add Guest Mode To iOS 12 iPhone Or iPad" Redmond Pie 8:25 AM
  • "How to connect your AirPods with a Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e & S10+" iLounge 3/9
  • "How to Remove a Bluetooth Accessory from iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 3/9
  • "How to use your iPhone's Instant Hotspot" [Video] CNET 3/8
  • "How to enable Dark Mode on your iPhone" iLounge 3/8
  • "Is your router's Wi-Fi working but ethernet has gone bad? Here's how to check" Macworld 3/8
Tips
  • "What are iPhone Favorites and how do you use them?" Apple Must 7:52 AM
  • "Try Out iPhone Automation with This List of 150+ iOS Shortcuts" Lifehacker 3/9
  • "Tips: How to pair your AirPods with a Galaxy S10 — or any other device" AppleInsider 3/9
  • "Please, for the Love of God, Make Sure You Delete Things Properly" Gizmodo 3/8
  • "3 iMovie tips for Mac users making movies with iPhones" Apple Must 3/8
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Look Ahead: iPad Mini 5 Vs. iPad Pro" Forbes 12:33 PM
  • "I switched to Android after more than a decade with the iPhone, and retro gaming has all but ensured I'll never go back" Business Insider 10:58 AM
  • "16-Inch MacBook Pro in 2019: What Can We Realistically Expect" iPhone Hacks 10:57 AM
  • "Are You an Amazon or an Apple Family? Home innovations like smart microwaves and toilets could lock us into a digital caste system."  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3/9
  • "Apple Wants To Do It All (And Screw All Its Vendors)" Forbes 3/9
  • "Report explores how Facebook's focus on messaging puts it in direct competition with Apple" 9to5Mac 3/9
  • "Facebook vs. Apple: The social network's 'pivot to privacy' puts iOS in its crosshairs. Welcome to tech's next big rivalry." Slate 3/8
  • "The most beautiful iPhone in the world doesn't come from Apple" Digital Trends 3/8
  • "Apple Could Ship Its First Augmented Reality Glasses in 2020: A new product category for the iPhone maker." Motley Fool 3/8
  • "All the ways Apple locks us into iPhone [Opinion]"  Cult of Mac 3/8
  • "Apple in trouble after choosing Intel over Qualcomm for 5G hardware" MSPoweruser 3/8
  • "iPhone SE 2 could be the savior Apple needs [Opinion] Cult of Mac 3/8
  • "Here's how Apple's long-rumored smart glasses will work, according to reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo" Business Insider 3/8
  • "Apple's AR glasses have 2020 vision – Report" Apple Must 3/8
  • "Apple has been working on AR and VR for years, and it will pay off in the 2020 smart glasses" AppleInsider 3/8
  • "Apple's AR glasses might be an iPhone accessory instead of a standalone headset" Mashable 3/8
  • "Analyst: 'Apple Glasses' will be powered by the iPhone (which makes sense)" Apple World Today 3/8
Non-Apple
  • "Foursquare's unusual pitch: The ethical data company" Engadget 9:07 AM
  • "More Regulations To Tame The Tech Giants? Surely The Current Laws Are Enough, If They Are Applied" Forbes 8:18 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 selling surprisingly well? I went to T-Mobile and AT&T to find out: Influential analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Samsung is increasing shipments of its new phone by 30 percent. Are US stores seeing this?" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 And Pixel 4 XL: Everything We Know So Far" HotHardware 3/9
  • "Android isn't perfect: 5 improvements we'd like to see from Google" Android Authority 3/9
  • "First Bixby, now Google Assistant: Why non-remappable buttons are bad for everyone" Android Authority 3/9
  • "The Galaxy S10+ is so good that my Pixel 3 XL is going in a drawer" Android Police 3/9
  • "Samsung wins in all areas but the most important: the camera/The best display, the fastest processor, and a camera that's great but not the best — that's how you can describe the past few Galaxy S phones." Android Central 3/9
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "monCarbone MFi Fast Charging Carbon Fiber USB-C to Lightning Cable" prMac 8:49 PM
  • "The best external hard drives for Macs in 2019" TechRadar UK 8:40 AM
  • "The best monitors for Mac mini: Apple stopped making displays, so these are the best options for the Mac Mini" Digital Trends 8:39 AM
  • "10 Really Useful iPhone Apps You Should Be Using" iPhone Hacks 3/9
  • "Text Expander "PhraseExpress" now cross-plattform compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android" Phrase Express 3/8
  • "Google expands Duplex AI to 43 states and all Pixel phones, iPhone support coming in weeks" GearBrain 3/8
  • "Texture app for iOS updated as Apple News subscription service looms" 9to5Mac 3/8
Computer Industry
  • "How Microsoft built the Hololens 2" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:19 AM
  • "IBM's AI blood test could help with early Alzheimer's detection: The test can detect a person's risk for the disease decades before symptoms start showing up." Engadget 8:22 PM
  • "Ginni Rometty is shaping IBM's future with a $34 billion acquisition" CNN 10:57 AM
  • "Intel Set To Reclaim Semiconductor Supplier Crown In 2019: Report" HotHardware 4:47 PM
  • "Flying cars coming in five years, says Intel drone chief: Anil Nanduri says it's cheaper to put cars in the air than under cities in tunnels." CNET 8:04 AM
  • "Nvidia offers bid for Israeli chip firm Mellanox: report" Reuters 8:19 AM
  • "A Harvard professor warns that the US is falling behind in deploying fiber-optic networks, and it could make inequality here even worse" Business Insider [BI Prime] 8:09 AM
  • "For a sense of what Elizabeth Warren's antitrust crusade would do to tech, look back at Microsoft" CNBC 3/9
  • "Microsoft files suit against Foxconn parent Hon Hai for missing patent-licensing payments" CNBC 3/9
  • "FBI warns of SIM-swap scams, IBM finds holes in visitor software, 13-year-old girl charged over JavaScript prank..." The Register 3/9
  • "HP's Ginormous Omen X Emperium 65 144Hz G-SYNC HDR Display Is Now Available" HotHardware 3/9
  • "IC Insights Report: Intel Expected to Regain #1 Spot As Semiconductor Supplier in 2019" WCCFTech 3/9
  • "Intel Is Finally Getting New Blood and That's Good News for Investors" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3/9
  • "Kildare farmer objects to Intel's latest planning application: Farmer Thomas Reid has lodged an objection with Kildare County Council against plans by Intel for a €3.5 billion facility at its Leixlip plant." Leinster Leader 3/9
  • "As Cybersecurity Budgets Grow, Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, and Others Compete: Enterprise cybersecurity budgets could increase by 20% in 2019, and players such as Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, Check Point and others are jockeying for their piece of the pie." TheStreet 3/9
  • "Google Says Upgrade To Windows 10 After Critical Flaws Found In Chrome And Windows 7" Forbes 3/9
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "In defense of Apple's $14 billion R&D budget"  Apple 3.0 11:10 AM
  • "Apple Stock Can't Be Rekindled by Feel-Good Words Alone" InvestorPlace 3:45 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 3/8
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 3/8
  • "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 3/8
  • "5-Day Slump Costs 774 Points For Dow Jones; These 5 Growth Stocks Show Strength Amid Pullback" Investor's Business Daily 3/8
  • "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] 3/8
  • "Asian markets sink on trade-deal worries, weak China export data: Stocks in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo retreat sharply" MarketWatch 3/8
  • "European markets slide as German factory woe adds to China trade slump" MarketWatch 3/8

 
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