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Weekend Highlights: Apple Arcade has a challenger on iOS: GameClub which plans to resurrect now dead but classic iPhone games; Apple to build new flagship store in San Jose; and plans second store in Taiwan; Rob Enderle thinks Microsoft's new Edge browser for Mac is major development; with no product to offer, Apple still voted #3 smartglasses player in market survey; Facebook removes more than a million fake accounts every hour; Best Buy cancels Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders given uncertain future of device; full-screen Touch ID rumored in 2020 iPhones; iFixit tears down new MacBook Pro, closer look at new keyboard, AppleInsider doesn't think changes will help issues much; here's a hands-on with new 13" 2019 MacBook Pro; App Store ads frustrate finding apps you want.

  • "Apple's Likely Healthcare Roadmap" ["For physicians or any payer who covers healthcare expenses, there's a market for this now, regardless of what happens with provider risk-sharing models. Apple's healthcare services opportunity likely lies in harvesting the data from Watch and AirPods, then filtering, analyzing, and making it actionable. AI will be foundational to these services given the volume of data that needs to be processed."]  Loup Ventures 10:53 AM
  • "Search trends in China show interest in iPhone down nearly 50%"  CNBC 8:51 AM
  • "iPhone Trends Going 'From Bad to Worse,' Longbow Research Says" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:51 AM
  • "Apple's Declining Capex: The most surprising revelation found in Apple's recent 10-Q and 10-K filings is related to capital expenditures (capex). For the first time in 16 years, Apple expects its capex to decline during the current fiscal year. Declining capex is made that much more intriguing for Apple considering how Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft, and Facebook are each experiencing significant increases in capex."  Above Avalon 2:26 PM
  • "Testimony on stolen patent deals huge blow to Qualcomm's San Diego infringement case against Apple"  Foss Patents 3:05 PM
  • "Apple says witness tampering charges justified. Qualcomm has said no way: The iPhone maker was worried about testimony from a former engineer." CNET 8:09 PM
  • "Apple maintains claims of witness tampering in Qualcomm patent case: Apple in a court filing on Tuesday said there are grounds for allegations of witness tampering in a patent infringement trial involving Qualcomm, claims plaintiff Qualcomm has called 'ridiculous.'" AppleInsider 8:51 PM
  • "Munich I Regional Court schedules additional June trial over Qualcomm's four zombie patent lawsuits against Apple"  Foss Patents 8:30 AM
  • "Apple News Magazines subscription feature appears in macOS 10.14.4 beta" VentureBeat 1:12 PM
  • "Hints of Upcoming Apple News Magazine Subscription Service Spotted in macOS Mojave 10.14.4 Beta" MacRumors 1:37 PM
  • "Google Chrome 73 released with dark mode support on macOS: Chrome 73 also comes with built-in support for the multimedia keys on your keyboard." ZDNet 7:11 PM
  • "Google Brings Dark Mode, PWA Support to Chrome on Mac" Thurrott 8:25 PM
  • "Do you see a yield sign in QuickTime Player for your Mac's FaceTime camera? Here's the fix" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "How to enable and use VoiceOver on HomePod on iOS and Mac" iDownload Blog 2:06 PM
  • "How to change the slide layout in Keynote on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 8:24 AM
  • "How To Control Website Notifications" MacMost 9:11 AM
Press Releases
  • "Chrome 73 rolling out w/ Mac Dark Mode support" 9to5Google 2:19 PM
  • "CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 Powers Professional Graphic Design on Windows, Mac and Web" GlobeNewswire 9:11 AM
  • "CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 comes to Mac with Mojave & Dark Mode support, Touch Bar integration, more" 9to5Mac 8:15 AM
  • "Mozilla's self-destructing file-sharing service exits beta" The Verge 8:15 AM
  • "Press Release: Overflow 3.1 now available, with new color and sizing customization options" Stunt Software 7:43 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Get Out the Popcorn-Video Streaming Service Set to Be: Unveiled by Cook & Co." [4-page PDF]  Wedbush 10:50 AM
  • "Are wireless earbuds dangerous? Experts warn that Apple's AirPods could send an electromagnetic field through your brain - as 250 scientists sign petition to regulate trendy tech" Daily Mail (UK) 3:39 PM
  • "Scientists say Apple AirPods and other wireless headphones may be linked to cancer" ["Some experts believe that AirPods may be especially dangerous since the devices sit deep inside the ear canal where they emit radiation to fragile parts of the ear."]  The Blaze 2:18 PM
  • "Apple's streaming video service could hit 100M subs in 3-5 yrs" 9to5Mac 10:51 AM
  • "Apple's Netflix-challenging streaming TV service to launch at March 25th event" T3 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Confirms Big March 25 Event: It's Showtime. TV And News Services Expected" Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "Apple confirms March 25 event and pundits predict a new streaming service" Metro UK 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Pencils In March 25 For Media Event, Streaming TV Service And Apple News Subscriptions Expected" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Geologist Accuses Apple of Political Bias in Removing App Countering Climate Alarmism"  The Daily Signal 8:34 AM
  • "Apple TV Lands Taika Waititi 'Time Bandits' Series Adaptation" Forbes 1:21 PM
  • "Phone — Have two phone numbers on the same phone with Dual Sim on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 3:31 PM
  • "iPhone — Find your missing devices — Apple" YouTube 3:31 PM
  • "iPhone — A chip that lets you work and play faster — Apple" YouTube 3:31 PM
  • "Send and receive money through iMessage with Apple Pay on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 3:31 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Netflix is pursuing more interactive content, including, maybe, a rom-com" TechCrunch 8:25 PM
  • "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says society has a 'Facebook problem'" Business Insider 11:51 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Buds Are Surprisingly Repairable" iFixit 1:11 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10 isn't first phone with ultrawide camera" Business Insider 11:50 AM
  • "Verizon says facing widespread text outages on East Coast" Reuters 8:57 AM
  • "'Yelp for conservatives' MAGA app leaks users data" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Google's Allo messenger waves goodbye" Engadget 8:21 AM
  • "News Corp Australia calls for Google to be broken up" The Verge 8:04 AM
  • "New privacy bill would give parents an 'Eraser Button' and ban ads targeting children" The Verge 8:04 AM
  • "Sir Tim Berners-Lee Calls for Adoption of Contract for the Web to end 'Dysfunction'" The Mac Observer 9:12 AM
  • "The man who invented the web keeps puncturing Silicon Valley's self-aggrandising ideals about how it's been great for humanity" Business Insider 7:57 AM
  • "U.S. Warns Germany: Don't Let Huawei Build Your 5G Networks or Else" Gizmodo 9:47 AM
  • "Huawei caught faking photos again, this time for the upcoming P30 Pro" The Verge 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Event Confirmation, Robocall Aggravation – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-12" The Mac Observer 1:21 PM
  • "Apple Event Preview Daily: March 12, 2019" 9to5Mac 1:12 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 102 – Utility Grab Bag, Part 2" MacStories 8:29 AM
  • "Apple's Next iPad Might Not Get a Makeover After All" Motley Fool 8:50 AM
  • "Could Apple be refreshing the MacBook Air 2018 with a new Core i7 processor?" Digital Trends 9:54 AM
  • "Apple's suppliers seeing slightly less revenue due to stalling iPhone shipments" AppleInsider 7:59 AM
  • "Apple wins a Patent for Augmented Reality Smartglasses" Patently Apple 8:08 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:39 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:39 AM

  • "Fitbit Inspire HR review: A worthy $99 investment in your health" Ars Technica 8:31 AM
  • "Fitbit Inspire HR Review: Just the Basics" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:12 AM
  • "Review: Native Union's terrazzo wireless charger and iPhone cases are sure to stand out" AppleInsider 2:19 PM
  • "Review: Gresso titanium iPhone cases offer a luxury experience and protection with a price to match" AppleInsider 1:12 PM
  • "Eve Light Strip Review: Superb color accuracy and reliability in a standalone HomeKit design" 9to5Toys 11:51 AM
iOS Apps
  • "TwistedWave is the least annoying way to edit music on iOS" Cult of Mac 3:28 PM
  • "How to Remove Microphone Button from Keyboard on iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 3:46 PM
  • "How to easily delete all the photos from your iPhone at once" Business Insider 10:01 AM
  • "Tips: How to make your own Apple Watch bands for more options & to save money" AppleInsider 10:51 AM
  • "Analyst pitches an 'Apple healthcare subscription' utilizing Apple Watch and AirPods data" 9to5Mac 8:50 PM
  • "Apple March Event: What To Expect And What Not To, Including TV Service, Airpods 2 And New iPhones/Subscriptions and services are expected to take the starring role" The Independent 8:40 PM
  • "Some analysts think Apple's Netflix rival will top 100M subscribers within a few years" BGR 7:40 PM
  • "Apple's Box security scare shows the risk of shadow IT: Until enterprise IT learns internal solutions must be as easy-to-use as any iPhone app, shadow IT will be a problem" Computerworld 1:12 PM
  • "Why the world is clamoring for an iPhone SE 2 [Opinion]"  Cult of Mac 10:54 AM
  • "Why I Regret Upgrading to an iPhone XS"  Gizmodo 10:01 AM
  • "Can Apple Compete With Netflix (and Should It Even Try)?" iDrop News 3:46 PM
  • "Apple and Good Enough Services" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:51 AM
  • "March 2019 Apple Event: What to Expect" MacRumors 2:26 PM
  • "Everything we know about Apple's unexpected March 25 event" The Next Web 8:50 AM
  • "An Apple video streaming service is coming, but how will it land on the Mac?"  AppleInsider 8:49 AM
  • "Netflix introduced video streaming, can Apple revolutionize it?" iLounge 8:30 AM
  • "Feature comforts: Expecting Apple to chase features" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "What USB4 could mean for Apple products: USB4 is coming, and it looks a lot like Thunderbolt 3 without the licensing hassles." Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "What to expect from the March 25 'It's show time' Apple News and streaming video event" AppleInsider 7:59 AM
  • "Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Calls for a 'Contract for the Web'" Gizmodo 11:00 AM
  • "Breaking up Amazon: Is it even possible? Imagining the tech giant under a U.S. antitrust crackdown" GeekWire 11:00 AM
  • "If Stalin Had a Smartphone: Suddenly technology has a centralizing effect." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:32 AM
  • "Quitting the five tech giants: Could you really flee Facebook?" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "The World Wide Web at 30: We got the free and open internet we deserve" Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "For tech, antitrust is a fatal distraction" Axios 8:12 AM
  • "Review: The Samsung Galaxy S10e is better than the S10 and S10+" Mashable 8:12 AM
  • "Comic: It's Show Time!" iMore 8:29 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Original iPhone Game 'Rolando' Returning to App Store" MacRumors 8:50 PM
  • "The best HomeKit devices you can buy to build your smart home" Business Insider 11:50 AM
  • "Seeing AI iPad version, as accessibility app gets major update" 9to5Mac 10:52 AM
  • "ThunderMag: The must-have accessory all MacBook owners will want" ZDNet 9:47 AM
  • "Peex: The future of live music concerts could be app-controlled" 9to5Mac 9:46 AM
  • "Tidal brings master-quality music to iOS devices for the first time" iDownload Blog 9:33 AM
  • "Apple offering 10% bonus when adding funds to an Apple ID for App Store and iTunes purchases" The Apple Post 8:36 AM
  • "PayPal now lets US users instantly transfer funds to bank accounts in seconds" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
  • "New Biography of Tim Cook Featuring Interviews With Apple Insiders set for Release" The Mac Observer 7:36 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft: Windows 10 can now automatically uninstall buggy updates/Along with blocks on releasing Windows 10 to certain users, Microsoft will now remove updates that aren't compatible with the installed version of Windows 10." ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "Windows 10 will now automatically uninstall borked updates: More Windows, less pane" The Inquirer 7:49 AM
  • "Windows 10 will automatically remove updates, drivers that break booting: Problematic updates will be held back for 30 days." Ars Technica 4:58 PM
  • "Microsoft to Windows 10 users: Call, tell us what you think of Alt+Tab shortcut/Now Windows 10 users can set up a call with Microsoft to chat directly with its engineers about features." ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "New Windows 10 19H1 Build Comes to the Slow Ring" Thurrott 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 SDK preview Build 18351" Neowin 2:33 PM
  • "Microsoft is preparing to test Android app-mirroring on Windows 10: Microsoft showed off the ability to mirror applications running on an Android phone to a Windows 10 PC last fall. Windows Insiders could begin testing this feature as soon as this week." ZDNet 11:06 AM
  • "Microsoft's Your Phone Screen Mirroring Android App For Windows 10 Now Supports These Devices" HotHardware 4:59 PM
  • "Microsoft will soon test Android mirroring on Windows 10" Neowin 11:06 AM
  • "Windows 10's Phone Mirror Feature Could Arrive This Week" Thurrott 11:39 AM
  • "Windows 7 end-of-life nag messages will start showing up next month: Microsoft promises you'll be able to turn them off." Ars Technica 4:58 PM
  • "Microsoft to start nagging users in April about the January 2020 Windows 7 end-of-support deadline: Starting next month, Microsoft will start displaying periodic pop-up notifications reminding Windows 7 users that support for that OS is ending early next year. Happily, you'll be able to shut them off." ZDNet 1:48 PM
  • "Microsoft to Nag Windows 7 Users to Upgrade" Thurrott 11:44 AM
  • "Microsoft to start delivering reminders to Windows 7 customers about end of support" Neowin 11:44 AM
  • "Microsoft brings DirectX 12 improvements to Windows 7, starting with World of Warcraft" Neowin 7:39 PM
  • "Intel CPU Shortages Reportedly To Get Worse Through Q2 2019" HotHardware 4:59 PM
  • "Intel's chip shortfall woes are expected to worsen in Q2: Intel inside? Maybe not for the time being" The Inquirer 7:49 AM
  • "Intel Cascade Lake Xeon CPUs Rumored For April Launch, Cascade Lake-X Set For Computex Debut" HotHardware 4:33 PM
  • "Intel shows off 10nm 112Gbps SerDes/IAD 2018: Lets not talk about the 56Gbps SerDes" SemiAccurate 7:53 AM
  • "Cloud gaming set to become popular: AMD's Marinkovic" Deccan Herald 8:17 AM
  • "HP Reimagines OfficeJet Pro Portfolio — Introduces Smart Printers and Time-Saving Tools for Small Businesses" Nasdaq 8:14 AM
  • "HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 All-in-One Printer" PC Magazine 8:15 AM
  • "5 Things To Know About HP's Refreshed OfficeJet Pro Lineup: HP is announcing updates to the design, security and capabilities of its new OfficeJet Pro printers." CRN 8:15 AM
  • "HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 First Impressions" Thurrott 10:38 AM
  • "HP Envy x360 review: a compact 2-in-1 that tries to do too much, and mostly succeeds" 91 Mobiles 8:17 AM
  • "Nvidia is killing off 3D Vision and Kepler mobile GPU support: Kepler.... we barely knew her" The Inquirer 7:51 AM
  • "IBM criticised for collecting social media photos for facial recognition research" Telegraph 4:58 PM
  • "Google Cloud hires another Oracle veteran for top role" Reuters 8:30 AM
  • "Can Oracle Continue Surprising The Market In Q3?" Forbes 8:30 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Bank of America lays out the bull and bear cases for Apple, a day after upgrading the stock" CNBC 9:55 AM
  • "Apple stock is cheap, no matter how you slice it, market watcher says" CNBC 8:24 AM
  • "Apple's Negative EPS And Revenue Revisions Still Ugly" Investing 8:54 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close mostly higher on health care, utilities rise; Boeing weighs on the Dow: More countries ground Boeing's 737 Max 8 models" MarketWatch 6:18 PM
  • "Dow Closes Lower as Wall Street Confronts Boeing Woes: Stocks closed mixed Tuesday, one day after snapping a five-day losing streak, as Boeing continues to fall following the second fatal crash of one of its 737 MAX 8 aircraft in six months." TheStreet 6:22 PM
  • "US stock indexes end mostly higher, extending market's gains" Associated Press 6:22 PM
  • "S&P 500 Rises as Investors Weigh Inflation Data: Dow industrials fall, pulled lower a second day by Boeing shares" [Paid Membership Required] 6:23 PM
  • "Asian markets rally after Wall Street snaps losing streak" MarketWatch 8:22 AM
  • "European markets mixed as investors wait for vote on revised Brexit deal" MarketWatch 8:22 AM

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