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Apple/Macintosh
  • "'Are We At A Party, Or A Wake?': Journalists Wonder If Apple News+ Is A Trojan Horse/The Times and Post resisted Eddy Cue's hard sell ('We'll make you the most-read newspaper in the world.') But Rupert Murdoch has always loved Apple, and he brought the Journal in."  Vanity Fair 1:26 PM
  • "Apple News+ could lead to a massive value destruction for the magazine industry"  Monday Note 6:37 AM
  • "There Are Five Different Races in Streaming TV. Here's Where Apple Fits In. In the U.S., Silicon Valley and media titans are competing in categories from subscription entertainment to hardware to online-TV bundles"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:47 PM
  • "AirPower's failure won't hurt Apple. But these 3 things already are/Commentary: Apple has far bigger challenges on its docket than a cancelled wireless charger."  CNET 7:06 AM
  • "AirPower: a fiasco beyond imagination" ["But AirPower is not your stereotypical screwup. It's something far grander. Never in history has Apple announced a product, gone silent about it for 18 months, and then killed it before it ever shipped."]  Ken Segall's Observatory 9:22 AM
  • "Autonomy deal with Apple soured over software 'lacking basic functionality', documents reveal: Autonomy's dishonesty caused a $4m contract with Apple to unravel just months before its $11bn sale to Hewlett Packard, according to court documents." Telegraph 8:33 AM
  • "Apple's origins: An oral history from inside the loop/Alums Alan Kay, Andy Hertzfeld, Debi Coleman, John Sculley and others share memories about their time at Apple. Spoiler: Bill Gates had a bigger role in Apple's success than even he may know."  CNET 7:16 AM
  • "Apple's birthday 2019: 7 incredible facts about the tech giant's origins/On April 1, 1976, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak formed Apple Computer out of Job's garage in Los Altos, Calif. The two geniuses joined forces to sell Wozniak's invention, the Apple I, but neither had any idea that the hobbyist machine would soon birth the global personal computer market." ABC7News San Francisco 7:19 AM
  • "April 1, 1976 - Apple starts" CNET [Slideshow] 8:16 AM
  • "Apple to reveal Q2 2019 earnings on April 30: Apple on Monday announced plans to report quarterly earnings for the second fiscal quarter of 2019 at the end of trading on April 30, with company executives expected to detail the period's highs and lows in an ensuing investor conference call." AppleInsider 6:18 PM
  • "Apple signs California initiative promising to narrow gender wage gap" AppleInsider 8:54 PM
OS X
News
  • "NetMarketShare: macOS, iOS market share both rise in March" Apple World Today 8:11 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Running a command tool or app results in an error 'dyld: Library not loaded'" Eclectic Light Company 6:50 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How To Create Email Templates In Mojave Mail" MacMost 9:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "FCP.co is Going to NAB - What's Going on, A Messaging Group and a Few Codes" fcp.co 9:26 AM
  • "NoteList 4.1.1 is a multi format notes collector where you can save notes in text or RTF format with images included" Ecleti 8:43 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple slashes iPhone prices in China" ["Apple has cut prices for several of its most important products on its official Chinese online store by nearly 6 percent. The price cuts affect products including iPhones, iPads, Macs and AirPods, according to Apple's online store in China."]  CNBC 9:50 AM
  • "Apple lowers prices on iPhone, iPad, and Mac models in China as it passes along sales tax cut to customers" 9to5Mac 9:50 AM
  • "Apple lowers prices of iPhones and iPads in China following tax cut" AppleInsider 9:57 AM
  • "Apple Lowers Prices of iPhones, iPads, Macs, AirPods, and More in China as VAT Cut Takes Effect" MacRumors 9:57 AM
  • "Apple loses key engineer behind its game-changing iPhone chips" Android Authority 6:53 AM
  • "Talks to Open Apple Store in Israel Fail: Mall developer rejects U.S. company's financial terms" Haaretz 7:18 AM
  • "Apple Store in Israel – Apple reportedly abandons plans" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Apple AirPods are still the best-selling true wireless earbuds: Counterpoint Research says they held a 60 percent market share in Q4 2018." Engadget 6:44 AM
  • "HomePod will 'gain traction' in booming smart speaker market" Cult of Mac 6:51 AM
  • "Apple HomeKit seen 'gaining traction' in smarthome accessories towards 2023" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
  • "Man Pleads Guilty to Apple Phishing Scam Used to Hack iCloud Accounts of Rappers and Athletes" Gizmodo 11:13 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "AirPods competitor Bragi exits consumer hardware business, focusing on AI licensing instead" 9to5Mac 8:12 PM
  • "Former Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs calls off takeover bid: Former Qualcomm CEO and chairman Paul Jacobs has ended a campaign that would see the company his father co-founded go private, according to a report on Monday." AppleInsider 6:47 PM
  • "Google shuts failed social network Google+" BBC 6:50 PM
  • "Atari Reveals the Final Design of the New VCS Console" Thurrott 9:36 AM
  • "Android security: 0.04% of downloads on Google Play in 2018 were 'potentially harmful apps'" TechCrunch 7:21 AM
  • "Why 5G Makes Me Reconsider the Health Effects of Cellphones" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:57 AM
  • "2 Million Diners Hit by Malware Attack at Restaurants Across U.S." Digital Trends 6:46 AM
  • "A Cell Phone Carrier Breaks With Big Telecom, Announces Support for Right to Repair Legislation" Motherboard 6:38 AM
  • "When it comes to disclosing sponsors, your Google Assistant may be mute" Reuters 6:41 AM
  • "Hundreds of Google employees have signed a petition calling for the removal of a member of Google's new AI ethics board over her comments on immigrants and trans people" Business Insider 1:28 PM
  • "Google launches Gmail message scheduling and expands Smart Compose to more devices and languages" VentureBeat 6:35 AM
  • "Popup enlarges at the last second so users click on ads instead of 'Close' button: Trick has been used for a few months as part of an active malvertising campaign." ZDNet 6:24 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Upgrade #239: Fighting Against The Laws Of Physics" Six Colors 6:26 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview #2 with Producer Rod Roddenberry" The Mac Observer 5:48 PM
  • "Road to Macstock -Barry Fulk Outlines The Midwest Mac Mingle Events" MacVoices 3:05 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: April 1, 2019" 9to5Mac 9:50 AM
  • "Chip Engineer Departure, RIP AirPower – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-01" The Mac Observer 1:47 PM
  • "Deep Dive into Mail, Gmail Bugs, Cool Stuff Found & More – Mac Geek Gab 755" The Mac Observer 7:13 AM
  • "TV may be Apple's Achille's Heal" The MT Show 6:47 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Two-Way Wireless Charging and Larger Batteries Coming to 2019 iPhones" MacRumors 12:28 PM
  • "2019 iPhone will charge AirPods Wireless Charging case, have larger battery" AppleInsider 12:28 PM
  • "Kuo: 2019 iPhones to ship with bigger batteries to support two-way wireless charging" iDownload Blog 1:05 PM
  • "Apple's next iPhone could have a battery that's up to 25% bigger than the battery in the iPhone XS, according to reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo" Business Insider 3:11 PM
  • "iPhone 11 might get two-way charging and bigger battery: AirPods charging on the back of your iPhone could be a beautiful thing." CNET 7:03 PM
  • "2019 iPhones may come with a larger battery according to Ming-Chi Kuo" Pocketnow 8:57 PM
  • "2019 iPhones Will Support Two-Way Wireless Charging, Come With Larger Batteries" UberGizmo 9:05 PM
  • "RIP Apple AirPower: The wireless charging mat that kept tech world on its toes officially cancelled" Financial Express 7:16 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:38 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:38 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple iMac 27-inch (2019) review: Apple iMac 2019 is a Millennial trapped in the body of a Baby Boomer" CNET 7:05 AM
  • "AirPods (2nd generation) review: Apple's mega-hit headphones get a few modest improvements" Macworld 6:52 AM
  • "The New AirPods Are Fine" Gizmodo 9:26 AM
  • "Apple Card: Best and worst features of Apple's credit solution" AppleInsider 12:43 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Buds Review: A Good Reason to Go Wireless" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:11 AM
  • "Funcl W1 review: Finally, decent quality in a budget pair of true wireless earbuds" Macworld 3:11 PM
  • "Only one Huawei? We pitted the P30 Pro against Samsung and Apple's best – and this is what we found" The Register 7:06 AM
  • "Tronsmart Element Force review: This small and inexpensive Bluetooth speaker produces high-quality sound" TechHive 6:52 AM
iOS Apps
  • "The New TV App: Our Hands-On with Channels, the Redesign, and More" MacStories 12:28 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to get the most out of the Apple Watch heart rate features: The Apple Watch knows a lot about your heart." CNET 8:07 PM
  • "How to draw a portrait with Apple Pencil" Cult of Mac 12:45 PM
  • "How to enable, add and access Safari Reading List items to read offline" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
  • "How to take an ECG with the Apple Watch Series 4: Electrocardiogram feature now works in over 20 countries and territories" GearBrain 6:50 AM
Tips
  • "Apple Card will let you generate virtual card numbers for online purchases" iDownload Blog 3:11 PM
  • "How to tell if your iPhone is new, refurbished or a replacement" iDownload Blog 1:24 PM
  • "How to fix AirPods when they won't connect to your other iOS Bluetooth devices" AppleInsider 11:31 AM
  • "How to tell which kind of Apple headphones come included with an iPhone" Business Insider 10:45 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's new services: Will they work?" CNBC 6:47 PM
  • "Apple had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week — here's what happened" Business Insider 3:10 PM
  • "Did Apple Unveil Its Next Big Thing Last Week, or Not?" The Motley Fool 3:10 PM
  • "Apple Was Unable to Ink Apple News+ Deals With WaPo and NYT Despite 'Vigorous Courtship'" MacRumors 3:10 PM
  • "Portrait mode remains miraculous — but frustrating — on iPhone XS [Opinion] Cult of Mac 1:49 PM
  • "Reality distortion: 'Steve Jobs would never..."  Computerworld 9:22 AM
  • "Alphabet and Apple take divergent paths in health" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:39 AM
  • "Is Apple News+ a Game Changer or Too Little Too Late?" The Motley Fool 8:13 AM
  • "Should You Get An Apple Card? Some Pros And Cons To Consider" Tech Times 7:16 AM
  • "It Wasn't Actually Showtime: It might be in the fall. Hopefully. Maybe?" 500ish Words 6:37 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Best Free Parental Control Software for PC, Mac, iOS, Android" Digital Trends 7:10 PM
  • "The EU's New Copyright Laws Won't 'Wreck the Internet': The directive isn't perfect. But it's not the disaster critics are claiming." Slate 11:42 AM
  • "R.I.P., Google Inbox (Premium)" Thurrott 8:17 AM
  • "April Fools' Day was a huge mistake and we must repent/Commentary: April Fools' Day has been cannibalised by brands desperately trying to humanise themselves. It's bad." CNET 6:57 AM
  • "Rebuilding trust in democracy starts with digital identity verification" The Next Web 6:47 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "April Fools Prank for Mac & PC: Set a Screen Shot as Screen Saver" OS X Daily 4:02 PM
  • "Happy April Fools' Day 2019: T-Mobile's Phone BoothE, Hyper's Ultimate Ultimate Hub, LEGO's Find My Brick App, and More" MacRumors 8:42 AM
  • "The real reasons AirPower was cancelled!" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 6:24 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and TIME'S UP Launch #EqualPayCA to Help Close the Pay Gap in California" State of California 8:53 PM
  • "'Warp Nexus', Spiritual Successor to 'Jumpgate' Out Later This Year" Touch Arcade 4:02 PM
  • "Just in time: How to bring the Inbox interface into Gmail" Computerworld 3:07 PM
  • "New Alarm Clock App Is Betting You Won't Be Able to Sleep Through the Sound of a Puking Dog" Gizmodo 11:13 AM
  • "Introducing Warp: Fixing Mobile Internet Performance and Security" CloudFare 10:45 AM
  • "CloudFlare announces Warp: a new free VPN service for iOS" 9to5Mac 10:44 AM
  • "Apple Music Could Be Coming to Chromecast" iDrop News 10:05 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of April 1: Procreate, Favorite Apps, and Assistive Technology" The MUG Center 8:38 AM
  • "DirecTV is offering a free Apple TV 4K if you pay for four months of service in advance" AppleInsider 8:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel Reportedly Axes Hundreds of IT Jobs: Intel reportedly eliminates 'a substantial number' of IT-focused positions, according to media reports." TheStreet 6:50 AM
  • "Intel Extends Optane Memory Support to Celeron & Pentium CPUs" AnandTech 7:06 AM
  • "Intel Capital invests $117 million in more than a dozen startups" VentureBeat 4:02 PM
  • "Intel Capital announces plans to invest $117M in 14 startups: The investments cover companies building new AI platforms, new approaches to chip design, and new solutions for communications, manufacturing and health care." ZDNet 6:27 PM
  • "Intel's Optane Memory finally supports Celeron and Pentium budget PCs that need the most boost" PCWorld 10:50 AM
  • "Intel's adding Nvidia tech marketing guru, Tom Petersen, to its GPU supergroup" PCGamesN 8:27 AM
  • "AMD Epyc could force Intel's server market share below 90 percent" TechSpot 8:27 AM
  • "Nvidia GTX 1650 leak shows budget GPU is faster than AMD's Radeon RX 570" TechRadar UK 8:27 AM
  • "Wallet wars: How a Microsoft-Amazon-led alliance can strike back at Apple Card/A unified competitive response by the tech giants is required in order to counter the Apple Card from potentially monopolizing the future of the smart wallet and mobile payments industry." ZDNet 12:48 PM
  • "Where Microsoft Is Making Inroads With Blockchain" Nasdaq 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Hints at Ethics Review for A.I. Development" Dice 8:37 AM
  • "Dell Will Invest $125 Billion in China's Tech in the Next 5 Years" GizmoChina 8:31 AM
  • "What's cooking inside Dell's labs? IDG Media had an exclusive interaction with Hemal Shah, SVP, Dell Digital and Regional CIO, Asia-Pacific, to find out what's currently cooking inside Dell's R&D labs." Computerworld 8:31 AM
  • "Dell EMC is Currently Number One in India in External Storage Market" DataQuest India 8:30 AM
  • "HP's former CEO says he would have abandoned the calamitous $11 billion deal that put the firm in a tailspin" Business Insider 11:09 AM
  • "Former Hewlett-Packard chief defends its due diligence on Autonomy" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:50 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard reverses Australian loss to profit AU$54 million in 2018" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "IBM says interested in cooperation with Armenia" PanArmenian 8:29 AM
  • "Oracle Takes Next Steps Toward the Customer Data Platform" ZDNet 12:48 PM
  • "Watch Amazon engineers celebrate as its warehouse fulfillment team shuts off its last Oracle database" Business Insider 1:14 PM
  • "Cloud matches speed of business change: Oracle exec" iTWire 8:26 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "iPhone Supplier's Share Spike Is a Bad Sign" Bloomberg 7:12 AM
  • "Troubled Apple supplier Japan Display to seek funding, shares surge" Reuters 7:12 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow rises 300 points as China data eases global growth worries: Caixin China manufacturing PMI rises to 50.8 in March" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Posts Solid Gains on Surge in China Manufacturing Output: Stocks are higher Monday on a strong manufacturing report from China and indications of progress in the U.S.-China trade talks." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Dow pops 329 points on China manufacturing data: Major stock averages closed sharply higher Monday, beginning the second quarter with robust gains on strong China manufacturing data and optimism about U.S.-China trade prospects." FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Rise as China Data Ease Concerns Over Global Growth: Better manufacturing data out of China helps stock markets kick off new quarter with gains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "China drives strong gains for Asia after surprise bounce in manufacturing: Hang Seng officially enters bull market" MarketWatch 8:18 AM

 
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