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Weekend Highlights: Apple found to have broken California labor laws so says state's supreme court, company must pay store employees overtime for time waiting to have bag(s) searched; Ben Lovejoy says Apple needs to accept ruling, apologize, and pay up; photographers will be interested in this review of Loupedeck+, compatible with a number of macOS apps; Jason Snell on Malwarebytes' report of rise in Mac malware, viruses; iPads with Google Forms will be used to track Nevada Democrat caucus to avoid repeat of Iowa caucus; Signal app hopes to go mainstream providing secure secure messaging for the masses; CEO of Epic Games calls for end to loot boxes; YouTuber EverythingApplePro compares new Galaxy S20 Ultra vs iPhone 11 Pro Max.

  • "Apple's Big Spending Plan to Challenge Netflix Takes Shape: Apple is scheduled to unveil its ambitious Hollywood plans at a showcase event in Cupertino, Calif., on March 25."  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:22 AM
  • "Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says the obvious: he won't be working with Apple when it launches its new video plans/In other news: Turns out Netflix is not a tech company, Hastings says." Recode 9:01 PM
  • "Netflix will not offer programming on Apple TV service: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on Monday confirmed his company will not sell subscriptions or offer existing content to customers through an Apple branded video streaming service expected for unveiling on March 25." AppleInsider 9:02 PM
  • "In Spotify vs. Apple, There Are No Heroes Here: A tussle over Apple's mobile app storefront is being treated by both as a moral war. It's a business dispute."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:46 AM
  • "Apple's just a 'monopolist': Spotify hits back over revenue split/Apple and Spotify argue over which of them owns app users." ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "Apple is a bit closer to a killer use case for wearables: The latest data from Apple's study with Stanford University is encouraging and represents a step closer towards a killer use case for wearables as well as a complete disruption for the medical devices industry." Forbes 7:39 AM
  • "Stanford study shows Apple Watch can effectively detect heart conditions" GearBrain 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Watch flags heart trouble in early study data—and lots of false alarms: The study doesn't use the latest watch and is unpublished and not peer-reviewed." Ars Technica 12:16 PM
  • "Apple Heart Study: What Stanford Medicine Learned From 400,000 Apple Watch Owners" Forbes 11:29 AM
  • "Most Tech Issues Not With Apple Computers: 2019 Rescuecom Computer Repair Report for Apple / Mac/Apple computers and the MacOS are widely thought of to cause very few problems for the millions of people who use them. However, Apple computers suffer some of the very same problems as those with Windows, what unique issues might you potentially have to deal with at some point?" Rescuecom 8:52 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 to Developers" MacRumors 12:16 PM
  • "Bypassing admin password on install copy" Rixstep 7:14 AM
  • "How To Change Instruments Used By Loops In GarageBand" MacMost 9:31 AM
  • "Is Adobe's Creative Cloud Too Powerful for Its Own Good? Why the creative software giant Adobe deserves a place in the broader discussion of breaking up tech giants like Facebook and Google. It's not just Photoshop." Motherboard 8:18 AM
Press Releases
  • "Moth Software announces Mail Archiver X 5.0" prMac 8:53 AM
  • "Oblong introduces Rumpus visual collaboration tool for virtual teams" VentureBeat 8:12 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How Apple stores changed for the worse, according to a former employee: Apple stores are still held up to be the gold standard of tech retailing. But, says one former employee, they're just not what they used to be."  ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "App Annie: Mobile gaming made 20% more than other markets" VentureBeat 8:12 AM
  • "Largan looking to grow non-Apple customer base: Largan Precision is striving for orders for in-panel optical fingerprint-recognition lens modules and 3D sensing lenses from the non-Apple camp as a move to diversify its customer base, according to market observers." DigiTimes 7:38 AM
  • "Asian tech groups struggle to adjust to iPhone slowdown" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:53 AM
  • "Apple suppliers like Largan & TSMC turn elsewhere in wake of weak iPhone sales" AppleInsider 10:32 AM
  • "Say hello to this photo of Tim Cook writing on an iPad that was made to be meme'd" Mashable 12:20 PM
  • "Apple Watch takes countermeasures to prevent false Afib notifications" AppleInsider 9:32 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Tech giants will have to be regulated in future: EU's Timmermans" Reuters 10:50 AM
  • "YouTube took down an 'unprecedented volume' of videos after New Zealand shooting" The Verge 9:32 AM
  • "How Facebook, Twitter rely on you to stop spread of mosque shooting video" CNET 7:43 AM
  • "MySpace admits losing 12 years' worth of music uploads" BBC 7:41 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 battery drain: Bug keeps waking $1,000 phone in people's pockets/Fix this proximity-sensor problem now, Galaxy S10 owners tell Samsung." ZDNet 7:20 AM
  • "Google Spent Years On a Secret New Plan to Attack a $140 Billion Industry. It All Starts Tomorrow" Inc. 7:17 AM
  • "Gregorio Zanon Updates On The New Capabilities of iMazing" MacVoices 4:00 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview #4 with Tidbits Managing Editor Josh Centers" The Mac Observer 3:26 PM
  • "New iPad, iPad mini, Current Apple Lineup – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-18" The Mac Observer 1:41 PM
  • "First Ring Daily 583: Pick Your Pencil/On this episode of First Ring Daily, Apple has a new couple of new iPads, a confusing Pencil strategy, and the Xbox Analysts." Thurrott 11:13 AM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: March 18, 2019" 9to5Mac 10:37 AM
  • "All-new iPad Air and iPad mini deliver dramatic power and capability: 10.5-Inch iPad Air Offers High-End Features and Performance at a Breakthrough Price/7.9-Inch iPad mini Brings Apple Pencil Support, Advanced Retina Display and the A12 Bionic Chip to a Beloved Design"  Apple 7:44 AM
  • "The 10.5-inch iPad Air and Fifth-Generation iPad mini: The MacStories Overview" MacStories 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Announces New 10.5" iPad Air, 7.9' iPad mini" AnandTech 10:53 AM
  • "Apple launches iPad Air and Mini ahead of March 25 event" Reuters 8:06 AM
  • "Apple brings back the iPad Air with new 10.5-inch display and Apple Pencil support: Apple's new iPad Air fits in between the iPad and iPad Pro" The Verge 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Announces New Fifth-Generation iPad mini With Apple Pencil Support, Revamped Retina Display and A12 Chip" MacRumors 7:51 AM
  • "New iPad Air and iPad mini deliver blazing-fast performance" Cult of Mac 7:51 AM
  • "Apple announces new $499 10.5-inch iPad Air, refreshes $399 iPad Mini" CNET 8:06 AM
  • "A12 Bionic in New iPad Paired With 3GB RAM, Clocks in at Same Speed as Latest iPhones" MacRumors 2:10 PM
  • "Apple's iPad Mini, iPad Air just got A12 upgrades" Apple Must 9:33 AM
  • "10.5-inch iPad Pro killed off by new iPad Air" Cult of Mac 12:20 PM
  • "Brexit Might Disrupt UK Delivery of New iPad Airs and Minis" The Mac Observer 9:31 AM
  • "How Apple is about to improve iWork: While only briefly mentioned in a press release, Apple has shared some upcoming iWork improvements." Computerworld 1:30 PM
  • "Apple Announces Update to iWork for iOS" iClarified 12:15 PM
  • "iPhone XS Max finally loses a speed test to a Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S10+" 9to5Mac 10:33 AM
  • "Download iOS 12.2 Beta 6 IPSW Links And OTA Update For iPhone And iPad" Redmond Pie 12:16 PM
  • "Apple Seeds watchOS 5.2 Beta 6 and tvOS 12.2 Beta 6 to Developers [Download] iClarified 12:26 PM
  • "Apple ceases iOS 12.1.3 code signing following iOS 12.1.4 release: Apple on Monday stopped signing iOS 12.1.3 code after the release of iOS 12.1.4, a routine process that ensures iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners are running the latest version of the operating system." AppleInsider 9:03 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:41 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:41 AM

  • "iPad Air 2019 vs. iPad Pro 2018 vs. iPad 2018: How the specs match up" CNET 11:22 AM
  • "iPad mini 5 vs iPad mini 4: What's the Difference" iPhone Hacks 12:17 PM
  • "Why the iPhone Xs is an excellent compact flagship to buy right now" The Next Web 8:17 AM
  • "Zagg InvisibleShield Screen Protectors Review - Sapphire Defense vs Glass+ vs VisionGuard" Mobile Reviews Eh 10:52 AM
  • "Review: HyperDrive USB-C Hub for iPad Pro" iPad Insight 10:37 AM
  • "Logitech G935 review: Slight upgrade to an old favorite/More bass, but a few old flaws remain." PCWorld 7:39 AM
  • "Edifier W860NB ANC headphones review: Excellent active noise cancellation, but not the best audio performance/Sound quality is quite good—as long as you listen with ANC on. Otherwise, it's too boomy for my taste." TechHive 7:48 AM
  • "If you enjoy gaming on an Apple device, you'll enjoy the Nimbus" Apple World Today 7:48 AM
  • "How to add other people's fingerprints to Touch ID" Macworld 7:49 AM
  • "Should you get AppleCare+ for your new iPad Air (2019)?" iMore 8:05 PM
  • "Old cases won't fit the new iPad mini and iPad Air without compromises" AppleInsider 1:33 PM
  • "iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro: How to choose the best iPad for your needs and budget" AppleInsider 12:26 PM
  • "Apple Releases New A12-Based iPad Air and iPad Mini" Daring Fireball 8:13 PM
  • "Apple's Video service: One aggregator to grow them all, analysts hint" Apple Must 8:07 PM
  • "Apple Watch Projected to Lead Wearable Growth" MacTrast 5:29 PM
  • "Apple's criticism of Google and Facebook is a bit of a joke: Apple releases a new ad touting the iPhone's superior privacy. But it's all a touch humorous."  ZDNet 4:00 PM
  • "Latest folding iPhone concept offers detailed imagination of the 'iPhone X Fold' [Gallery] 9to5Mac 1:35 PM
  • "A Peek Inside Apple's Music Apps Studio" MacStories 10:37 AM
  • "How phones went from $200 to $2,000: Let's look at the Big Picture" The Verge 10:37 AM
  • "Apple's new iPads cling to old Apple Pencil: This isn't going to be confusing at all"  The Verge 10:39 AM
  • "Comment: It seems as if Apple doesn't know who the new iPad mini is for"  9to5Mac 9:36 AM
  • "Apple's well-known secrecy causing strife with Hollywood producers" AppleInsider 10:37 AM
  • "Apple fears how its TV shows might use its products" The Verge 8:20 AM
  • "Apple may have as many as 11 shows ready to preview at March 25 event" AppleInsider 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Has Wrapped Filming on Five Original TV Shows Ahead of Streaming Service Launch" MacRumors 8:07 AM
  • "Apple is reportedly 'squeamish' about how iPhones and Macs are being featured in its new TV shows" Business Insider 8:06 AM
  • "Top 5 things we want from Apple's TV service - Video" CNET 7:43 AM
  • "Death by a Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong" Fortune 3:26 PM
  • "Christchurch mosque shootings: Inside YouTube's struggles to shut down video" Washington Post 1:38 PM
  • "How to Rein In Powerful Companies Without Ruining the US Tech Industry" TechNewsWorld 1:33 PM
  • "YouTube's human moderators couldn't stem the deluge of Christchurch massacre videos, so YouTube benched them" Business Insider 11:34 AM
  • "Islamophobia Is Absolutely Relentless On Social Media Even As Platforms Crack Down On Other Extremist Groups: 'Islamophobia happens to be something that made these companies lots and lots of money,' said one researcher, who added that it keeps people on the platform and available to see ads." BuzzFeed News 11:34 AM
  • "Google Wear OS at five: Older, wiser, but unpolished/Half a decade later, Google's wearable OS is facing new, different problems." Engadget 9:56 AM
  • "Why the FCC May be Calling on Facebook and Other Live Streaming Services Soon" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:53 AM
  • "ZTE's all-screen Axon S phone could slide to hide its side cameras" Engadget 9:32 AM
  • "Facial recognition: Get to know the tech that gets to know you - Video" CNET 7:43 AM
  • "Here's What It's Like to Accidentally Expose the Data of 230M People" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:38 AM
  • "Why you should care about public computers disappearing from libraries" The Next Web 7:20 AM
  • "Is it still a good idea to publish proof-of-concept code for zero-days?" ZDNet 7:20 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Cleveland Cavaliers & Aramark Launch Mobile Ordering, Using iPhone Messages App, at Quicken Loans Arena" Business Wire 4:01 PM
  • "IDC Forecasts Steady Double-Digit Growth for Wearables as New Capabilities and Use Cases Expand the Market Opportunities" Business Wire 4:01 PM
  • "'Rollercoaster Tycoon Touch' Celebrates Its Second Anniversary with a Big Update Adding Friend Codes, a Level Cap Boost, and a Lot More" Touch Arcade 1:38 PM
  • "SwitchArcade Round-Up: New 'Sonic' Game in Production, Free DLC Coming for 'LEGO Movie 2 Video Game', 'Turok' Releases Today, the Latest Sales, and More" Touch Arcade 1:33 PM
  • "PlayStation Vue for Apple TV now lets you watch up to four live channels at once" 9to5Mac 1:33 PM
  • "Google Calendar for Android, iOS adding AI-powered meeting room suggestions" 9to5Google 11:22 AM
  • "Genvid showcases partners and deal with Limelight" VentureBeat 11:14 AM
  • "LG Announces Additional TVs With AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Launching Between April and June" MacRumors 11:00 AM
  • "After more than a decade, iPhoneOS 1 package manager 'Installer 3' has been open-sourced" iDownload Blog 9:35 AM
  • "Apple rolls out new Smart Covers for 2019 iPad Air & Mini models" AppleInsider 8:57 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of March 18: David Sparks, Mike Potter, Siri, TechTool Pro 11" The MUG Center 8:39 AM
  • "nControl lets you use console controllers with your jailbroken iPhone or iPad" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
  • "Neptune for iPhone brings several newer features to unsupported handsets and firmware versions" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Project Aurora: U.S. government, Intel aim for nation's fastest computer" Reuters 1:43 PM
  • "Intel claims Aurora will be the first U.S. supercomputer to hit 1 exaflop" VentureBeat 1:38 PM
  • "Intel will build the first exascale supercomputer in the US" Engadget 1:43 PM
  • "Intel's Latest Chip Push Suggests the Company Has a Short Memory" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:33 AM
  • "Intel releases patches for code execution vulnerabilities" Sophos 8:34 AM
  • "Intel's Comet Lake processor line-up leaked" Computing 8:34 AM
  • "Intel's Comet Lake-S processors set to feature up to 10 cores" The Inquirer 8:34 AM
  • "Nvidia beats Intel to the chase: The company acquires its peer, Mellanox Technologies, for $6.9 billion, thwarting Intel's offer for Mellanox." IT Web 8:34 AM
  • "AMD dodges major blow as Intel gets hit by SPOILER" TechQuila 8:34 AM
  • "AMD Counters Intel's Foveros With Custom Stacked 3D Memory" TechQuila 8:36 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Gamers Take the Fight to Washington D.C. in The Division 2" CSO 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's Success Secret" Forbes 8:38 AM
  • "Microsoft is hoping to turn the Pacific Northwest into ground zero for quantum computing" Business Insider 11:14 AM
  • "Microsoft winning thanks to Amazon fears: Software King of the World Microsoft is doing rather well in the cloud wars because some of the bigger retailers are worried about handing over their cash to rival Amazon." Fudzilla 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft-Foxconn Royalty Fight is a Blast From the Past" Bloomberg 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft will finally let you preview images before you send them on Skype" Neowin 5:28 PM
  • "Bill Gates says AI should improve education and medicine: Artificial intelligence is 'both promising and dangerous,' like nuclear weapons and nuclear energy, Microsoft's co-founder says." CNET 8:07 PM
  • "Brouhaha over IBM using Flickr faces for AI training, big trouble in not-so-little China for Microsoft, and more" The Register 7:40 AM
  • "IBM May Have Found a Path to Dealing with Decoherence in Current Quantum Computers" InfoQ 8:32 AM
  • "IBM launches global blockchain-based payments network" Computerworld 11:22 AM
  • "IBM Blockchain Network to Aid NCC Simplify Registry Dealings" Zacks 10:42 AM
  • "Are You Experienced? IBM i Users Weigh In" IT Jungle 8:32 AM
  • "French Courts Adopt IBM's Blockchain Solution for Registry Management" BTC Manager 8:32 AM
  • "Dell EMC refreshes Unity arrays with splash of Skylake and NVMe" The Register 1:34 PM
  • "Dell Australia wants storage partners to think servers too" CRN 8:30 AM
  • "Dell G7 15, Alienware m15 and Area 51m with NVIDIA RTX graphics launched in India" TechRadar UK 8:30 AM
  • "Oracle sales stagnate, as Fusion and NetSuite surge" CRN 8:30 AM
  • "Oracle's long-running pension plan class action case: C'mon, judge, reject a jury trial – Big Red" The Register 7:40 AM
  • "UKCloud hauls Cisco reported 10% stake as biz tries to convince IT punters to buy British" The Register 7:40 AM
  • "Inside Cisco's $57 Million Australia Investment Plan" Market Realist 8:11 AM
  • "Cisco report estimates 10% of global GDP will be stored on blockchains by 2027" Coin Rivet 8:07 AM
  • "Why Cisco Thinks US Should Leave Huawei Alone" Market Realist 11:14 AM
  • "Fifty years of the internet" TechCrunch 7:54 AM
  • "Ray Tracing Is Coming to a Whole Lot of GPUs" Gizmodo 9:02 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple breaks $187; pressure mounts on analysts still at $140" Apple 3.0 1:58 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher ahead of Fed meeting; Dow shakes off Boeing woes: S&P 500; Nasdaq hit five-month highs" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Higher Amid Concerns About Boeing and China Trade Talks: Stocks finished higher but a decline in Boeing shares limited gains." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Energy companies lead US stock indexes slightly higher" Associated Press 1:37 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb Ahead of Fed Meeting: U.S. stocks edged higher Monday as investors looked ahead to key updates this week from major central banks." [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets rise as investors watch U.S.-China trade talks for progress: Stocks in Hong Kong and mainland China up about 1%" MarketWatch 8:21 AM
  • "Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank lead European markets higher on merger talk" MarketWatch 8:20 AM

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