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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's augmented reality end run: Can it hold back Hololens? A convergence of technologies is paving the way for Apple to take AR out of the phone and put it in front of your eyes. While that would curtail HoloLens reach, Microsoft won't be shedding many tears."  ZDNet 11:19 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Woes Could Hurt the Credit Ratings of Its Suppliers"  Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:21 AM
  • "Elizabeth Warren reveals her plan to break up Apple if she becomes president"  CNBC 8:48 AM
  • "Former Apple engineer says Qualcomm tech was his idea but doesn't claim patent: Apple has argued he co-invented the tech and should be named as an inventor."  CNET 7:40 PM
  • "Qualcomm wants Apple to cough up $31m in patent battle: That's $1.40 per infringing iPhone" The Inquirer 8:50 AM
  • "Apple shares rise after upgrade by Bank of America" CNBC 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 to Developers" MacRumors 12:49 PM
  • "Microsoft proves the critics right: We're heading toward a Chrome-only Web/Even though Skype for Web seems to work in Firefox, Microsoft won't let you use it." Ars Technica 4:01 PM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Latest Version of Skype for Web Drops Safari Browser Support" MacTrast 7:49 AM
  • "Ulysses 15 Review: Split View on the Mac, Remote Images, Improved iPad Multitasking, and More" MacStories 8:13 AM
  • "How to convert Pages doc to PDF on Mac" 9to5Mac 7:39 PM
  • "PDF without Adobe: 17 Unredacting Manafort's documents and recovering PDF versions" Eclectic Light Company 8:13 AM
  • "How to disable the trackpad when a mouse is connected on macOS" AddictiveTips 7:35 PM
  • "What happens when you delete an album in the Mac's Photos app?" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "Using Animated GIFs In Keynote Presentations" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "How to add, rearrange, duplicate and delete pages in Pages on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:49 AM
  • "The best 5 Mac games from February 2019" [Slideshow] Macworld 8:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "Shredding in the Mac World" Rixstep 7:09 PM
  • "Ulysses 15 brings split-view, dark export, way better keywords" Cult of Mac 7:59 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's March 25th event is official: 'It's show time'"  9to5Mac 2:26 PM
  • "Apple Sends Out Media Invites for an 'It's Show Time' Event on March 25" MacRumors 2:37 PM
  • "Apple says 'it's show time' March 25; TV service announcement expected" Reuters 3:17 PM
  • "Apple confirms March 25 It's Show Time event for subscription reveals" VentureBeat 2:37 PM
  • "Apple Announces March 25th Event at the Steve Jobs Theater" MacStories 2:36 PM
  • "Apple just sent out invites to a March 25 event where it's expected to unveil its video-streaming service" Business Insider 3:16 PM
  • "Dozens of companies leaked sensitive data thanks to misconfigured Box accounts" ["Apple had several folders exposed, containing what appeared to be non-sensitive internal data, such as logs and regional price lists."]  TechCrunch 9:38 AM
  • "Confidential Apple files exposed to public in misconfigured Box account" AppleInsider 10:21 AM
  • "Mapping State-by-State Tech Trends: Android vs. iOS" PC Magazine 7:55 AM
  • "Taika Waititi to Adapt Terry Gilliam's 'Time Bandits' as a TV Series for Apple"  TheWrap 1:24 PM
  • "Taika Waititi to Direct 'Time Bandits' Series in Development at Apple" Variety 3:16 PM
  • "Apple signs 'Thor: Ragnarok' director Taika Waititi to work on the 'Time Bandits' series" iDownload Blog 3:17 PM
  • "iPhone maker distances itself from 'unauthorised' agency discriminating against China's ethnic minorities" South China Morning Post 8:49 AM
  • "Apple plans to redesign thousands of Apple Music playlist covers with original art" iDownload Blog 8:47 AM
  • "Trump: I purposely called Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Tim Apple'" New York Post 12:46 PM
  • "Trump Introduces New Explanation for Calling Tim Cook 'Tim Apple' Which Contradicts His First Explanation" Slate 11:18 AM
  • "Trump says he did say Tim Cook, he just said 'Cook' really quietly" Business Insider 8:41 AM
  • "President Trump insists he was saving time by calling Cook 'Tim Apple'" AppleInsider 10:19 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Happy birthday, World Wide Web! But its inventor says we have a long way to go" Associated Press 9:28 PM
  • "Thanks for restoring her ads, but Elizabeth Warren still wants to break up Facebook" Mashable 8:56 PM
  • "Tim Berners-Lee says we can still save the web" The Verge 7:55 PM
  • "Sprint Takes Out Full Page NYT Ad Calling Out AT&T for Misleading 5GE Branding" MacRumors 7:35 PM
  • "Larry Page 'bypassed' Alphabet's board to personally give Andy Rubin a $150M stock package while he was under investigation for sexual misconduct" Business Insider 3:53 PM
  • "Trump administration may monitor social media to catch disability fraud" Engadget 2:37 PM
  • "Huawei ships more than 10 million Mate 20 smartphones globally even without the US market" 9to5Google 10:20 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 drop test video shows that all three models are pretty fragile" BGR 2:31 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10 facial recognition fooled by a video of the phone owner: There's a reason why Samsung tells users to avoid using facial recognition screen locking on Galaxy S10 smartphones." ZDNet 9:41 AM
  • "Facebook proves Elizabeth Warren's point by deleting her ads about breaking up Facebook: The ads were later restored" The Verge 7:23 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg says he wants Facebook to pivot to privacy. But Facebook is also quietly lobbying against laws giving users more control of their data." Business Insider 8:41 AM
  • "Report: You and your gadgets are going to get along better" GearBrain 7:49 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Special Edition Chat #5 with Kelly Guimont" The Mac Observer 7:09 PM
  • "Jeff Gamet Takes Us On A Tour of Apple's Health App" MacVoices 3:12 PM
  • "#236: Whatever Keyboard Pleases Me/Disney opens the vault for its streaming service, we rank our own MacBook Hierarchy of Needs, and Jason goes against Myke's advice and records some podcasts using only an iPad." Relay FM: Upgrade 2:25 PM
  • "Mac Upgrades; Elizabeth Warren Talks Apple – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-11" The Mac Observer 2:05 PM
  • "David Yocum and David James Rosen - Art of the Trailer" 1:45 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: March 11, 2019" 9to5Mac 11:53 AM
  • "#473: Shawn Blanc's Evolved Workflows/Shawn Blanc returns to the show to talk about his move to the iPad Pro and how he manages the growing team behind projects like The Sweet Setup and The Focus Course." Relay FM: Mac Power Users 10:20 AM
  • "Podcast: Senator Warren Wants to Break up 3 Tech Giants, and Two Other Numbers You Need to Know" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:49 AM
  • "Apps, News and 'Free' Money from Apple!" The MT Show 7:46 AM
  • "BananaPaint Delivers MacPaint Nostalgia to the iPad" 512 Pixels 11:19 AM
  • "The new MacBook Pro's most hideous design flaw: Some flaws seem so obvious, and complaints so widespread, that it's hard to understand why they've not been fixed."  ZDNet 8:47 AM
  • "Apple still has a problem correcting alarms for daylight savings: Get Tim Apple to fix it if Tim Cook isn't available"  TechSpot 8:48 AM
  • "Apple's 2019 iPad Could Keep These Two Key Features" LAPTOP Magazine 8:42 AM
  • "The iPad 7 won't feature a new design, but at least it'll still have a headphone jack" BGR 10:21 AM
  • "Apple seeds fifth betas of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2 and macOS 10.14.4 to developers" iDownload Blog 12:48 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 12.2 Beta 5 [Download] iClarified 12:48 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM

  • "Galaxy S10+ first impressions from an iPhone user [Video] 9to5Mac 10:53 AM
  • "Video: Galaxy S10e versus iPhone XR — Benchmarking showdown" AppleInsider 3:44 PM
  • "Review: Belkin BoostUp wireless charging dock powers all your gear at once" AppleInsider 1:25 PM
  • "PSB M4U 8 headphones review: Very fine noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones" TechHive 8:04 AM
  • "Review: Southern Straps Apple Watch roll is the best way to travel with your wearable" AppleInsider 9:41 AM
  • "Gamevice review: iPhone game controller falls flat where it really counts" Cult of Mac 7:18 PM
iOS Apps
  • "iOS 12.2 under-the-hood: ECG changes, AppleCare status, more" 9to5Mac 3:16 PM
  • "Reconsidering Evernote in 2019" MacStories 11:18 AM
  • "I tried 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,' the new game from the creators of 'Pokémon Go,' and it's magical" Business Insider 9:35 AM
  • "First look at 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' for iPhone given by 'Pokemon Go' creator Niantic" AppleInsider 10:42 AM
  • "PrivateVPN by Trunkspace review: Needs work, but we like the promise not to log user activity" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "How to check Apple Pencil battery on iPad or iPad Pro" 9to5Mac 7:18 PM
  • "How to change the display language on iOS" AddictiveTips 2:31 PM
  • "How to disable location services for HomePod on iOS and Mac" iDownload Blog 1:45 PM
  • "Get iPhone XS Depth Control On iPhone X, 7 Plus, 8 Plus, Here's How" Redmond Pie 10:42 AM
  • "Here's why your AirPods battery life is getting worse, and what you can do about it" AppleInsider 8:05 AM
  • "How to stop your iPhone from tracking and storing the locations of where you live, work, and visit" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "Should Apple Watch fall detection be enabled for all ages by default?" 9to5Mac 11:48 AM
  • "Mac Pro 2019: Previewing the Possibilities" iMore 10:22 AM
  • "Apple vs. Huawei: Who can dominate 5G?" Computerworld 8:46 AM
  • "Elizabeth Warren Adds Apple to List of Tech Firms to Be Broken Up" The Mac Observer 1:10 PM
  • "Elizabeth Warren App Store proposal fails the acid test"  9to5Mac 8:40 AM
  • "The poorly designed MacBook Pro 2018 is not something one should buy" iLounge 12:49 PM
  • "Buy the iPad instead of a MacBook" iLounge 9:36 AM
  • "The downsides of buying a new Mac: The hefty price tag is only the beginning of the pain that comes as a result of buying a new Mac."  ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft says 5G's killer app is always-connected PCs — it's wrong" VentureBeat 1:39 PM
  • "Crappy in-display fingerprint readers are ruining new phones" Mashable 1:27 PM
  • "Elizabeth Warren's plan to break up big tech would hurt consumers, innovation" FOXBusiness 10:51 AM
  • "Facebook's So-Called Pivot to Privacy Is a Diversion: Zuckerberg's new pledge to create a 'privacy-focused platform' sure seems to take a self-servingly narrow view of privacy." Slate 8:18 AM
  • "What Google knows about you" Axios 8:10 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Jony Ive: Genius' author releasing Tim Cook biography based on 'access with Apple insiders'" 9to5Mac 3:44 PM
  • "Unc0ver v3.0.0 beta 44 released with 'partial' A12(X) support" iDownload Blog 2:26 PM
  • "Tidal's 'studio-quality' MQA music now available on the iPhone" 9to5Mac 10:42 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of March 11: Dave Hamilton, Josh Centers, Smile, MacPaw, and Comcast" The MUG Center 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Updates Its iPhone Keyboard with New Themes" Softpedia 8:46 AM
  • "Apple reportedly nears Roku player and TV deal for AirPlay 2" VentureBeat 9:36 AM
  • "Roku Has Nearly Finalized AirPlay 2 Support" MacRumors 8:40 AM
  • "Apple: We'll give you $20 extra credit if you load $200 on your Apple ID account/Apple really wants you to commit to buying content through its services." ZDNet 9:41 AM
  • "Apple Is Offering Bonus Credit for iTunes and App Store Shoppers" Digital Trends 8:09 AM
Computer Industry
  • "NVIDIA to buy supercomputer chipmaker Mellanox for $6.9B, beating out Intel and Microsoft" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "Nvidia outbids Intel to buy Israel's Mellanox in data center push" Reuters 7:55 AM
  • "Nvidia to acquire Israeli chipmaker Mellanox for $6.9bn" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:25 AM
  • "NVIDIA buys high-performance chip-maker Mellanox for $6.9 billion: It beat Intel in a bid that will boost its server, self-driving and networking segments." Engadget 8:05 AM
  • "NVIDIA Snags Mellanox Out From Under Intel" Thurrott 7:49 AM
  • "Nvidia is making a strategic bet to grab a piece of a $174 billion market" Business Insider 12:49 PM
  • "Intel CPU shortages to worsen in 2Q19, says Digitimes Research" DigiTimes 8:09 AM
  • "Intel beats Samsung in Q4 2018 semiconductor revenue, claims report" ZDNet 11:18 AM
  • "Chromebook popularity could prompt another round of Intel CPU shortages" Digital Trends 11:47 AM
  • "Intel and tech companies create CXL standard to link datacenter CPUs to accelerators" VentureBeat 8:21 AM
  • "CXL Specification 1.0 Released: New Industry High-Speed Interconnect From Intel" AnandTech 8:43 AM
  • "It sounds like a new train line, but no: Compute Express Link is PCIe 5.0 server CPU-accelerator glue from Intel and pals" The Register 8:26 AM
  • "Intel Vs. Advanced Micro Devices: Battle For Market Share" Seeking Alpha 11:48 AM
  • "Privacy lawyers for Google, Intel to appear at senate judiciary hearing on Tuesday: committee statement" Reuters 1:34 PM
  • "Windows 10 latest preview: Sandbox gets new features, but VMware's still broken" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft to start selling Windows 7 Extended Security Updates from April 1" BetaNews 11:48 AM
  • "Microsoft launches AI Business School" VentureBeat 8:22 AM
  • "IBM Takes 401(k) Stock Fight to Supreme Court" Bloomberg Law 3:20 PM
  • "IBM Cuts Credit Unions Deal For Blockchain Services In $1.7 Trillion Industry" Forbes 8:41 AM
  • "CULedger, IBM To Bring Blockchain-Based Services To Credit Unions" PYMNTS 3:19 PM
  • "IBM takes on Alzheimer's disease with machine learning" ZDNet 3:20 PM
  • "The IBM Cloud: an open approach to rapid innovation" TechRadar UK 3:20 PM
  • "HP's New Spectre Consumer Notebook Similar To More Expensive Business Version" Forbes 8:47 AM
  • "How Oracle inadvertently helped Nvidia spend $6.9 billion to win a deal away from Intel" Business Insider 3:16 PM
  • "Oracle Can't Keep Up Its Current Buyback Pace, Analyst Says" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:48 AM
  • "Google Cloud hires another Oracle veteran for top role" Reuters 7:26 PM
  • "Cisco partner Completely Managed launches IIoT network discovery & assessment platform | IT World Canada News" IT World Canada 3:19 PM
  • "Cisco trials rebate-free program for A/NZ partners" ARN 3:19 PM
  • "The World Wide Web Turns 30. Where Does It Go From Here?" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:39 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Investors Are 'Too Pessimistic' About Its Hardware — and Its Stock — Analyst Says" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:19 AM
  • "Apple Stock Is an Underappreciated Bargain: The tech giant's stock has fallen from grace, with investors uncertain about its future prospects. But there's still much to like about its business and the stock is mighty cheap." TheStreet 9:38 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks rally, but Dow feels Boeing-related pressure after Ethiopian Airlines crash: Nasdaq poised to erase March losses" MarketWatch 1:37 PM
  • "Dow Defies Boeing Slump, Rides Higher as Apple Jumps: Stocks are higher Monday as a jump in shares of Apple offset a sharp decline in Boeing." TheStreet 1:37 PM
  • "Stocks up as economic report offsets effect of drop in Boeing shares" FOXBusiness 10:50 AM
  • "Tech Gains Lift Stock Benchmarks: Nvidia deal helps power rise in S&P 500 tech sector; drop in Boeing shares hurts Dow industrials." [Paid Membership Required] 1:36 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as worries of a global slowdown accelerate: Up-and-down session for Nikkei, stocks surge in Shanghai and Shenzhen" MarketWatch 8:43 AM
  • "European markets positive ahead of crucial Brexit vote; Commerzbank adds 4%: Ryanair, Glencore among big movers" MarketWatch 8:43 AM

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