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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Media Companies Take a Big Gamble on Apple: Executives have been burned by their previous dealings with big tech companies. But Apple's promise of a billion devices worldwide was too good to pass up. Even for Rupert Murdoch." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:40 PM
  • "Apple eyes India again"  Examiner 6:17 PM
  • "Swiss court backs Swatch in 'Think Different' row with Apple"  Reuters 7:16 AM
  • "Apple's 'Think Different' court clash ends in Swatch's favor: Apple has been handed a defeat in Switzerland's court system, and Swatch will not be penalized for similarities between a 'Tick different' smartwatch ad, and Apple's classic 'Think Different' slogan." AppleInsider 6:34 AM
  • "Trial run of iPhone X manufacturing set to begin in India: India manufacture may soon not be limited to just the low-end of the iPhone line, as Foxconn appears ready to start manufacturing the iPhone X at its Chennai facility."  AppleInsider 6:54 AM
OS X
News
  • "Microsoft Brings the Best of Visual Studio for Windows to the Mac With Visual Studio 2019" Thurrott 12:45 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to fix Spotlight search not working on macOS" AddictiveTips 8:50 PM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: VOX Musica" YMP Now 5:10 PM
  • "How to restore individual files from a Time Machine backup" iMore 1:39 PM
  • "VMware Fusion 11 Pro boosts graphics performance and hardware support" TechRepublic 1:02 PM
  • "If you want to customize your Mac's audio, SoundSource is the app for you" Apple World Today 7:59 AM
  • "DelightEd now opens the rich text content of PDFs, as well as HTML, RTF and text files" Eclectic Light Company 6:51 AM
Press Releases
  • "Password Repository: The password manager for macOS and iOS" Ecleti 7:23 AM
  • "WidsMob PhotoVault Keeps All Secret Photos Locked Up" prMac 6:55 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Watch 'prolonged my life' by spotting deadly heart illness just days after new ECG feature launched, gadget owner reports: The feature has been hailed by doctors as 'life saving'" The Sun 8:17 PM
  • "Apple News+ wrangled more than 200,000 subscriptions in first 48 hours, report says" AppleInsider 8:04 PM
  • "Lawsuit charges Apple with ignoring swelling Apple Watch batteries" AppleInsider 4:17 PM
  • "Apple's Clips App Updated With New Posters, Camcorder Filter, Live Titles and More" MacRumors 12:38 PM
  • "Apple's Clips app upgraded with retro camcorder filter, new stickers, Live Titles, ClassKit support, more" 9to5Mac 12:38 PM
  • "Apple Clips adds support for custom soundtracks: There's also a camcorder filter for that '90s look." Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "Apple is working on skid recovery and automatic safety systems for self-driving cars: Apple's self-driving vehicle technology has the potential to make being a passenger even safer than before, with the company coming up with ways to determine how fast the car is moving along a road without using traditional sensing technology, as well as how the wheels slip in hazardous conditions." AppleInsider 10:00 AM
  • "Here are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018-2019: Once an expensive niche option — and still that way, in some cases — CarPlay is becoming increasingly common on new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as aftermarket receivers. Here's a roundup of the introductions in 2018 and 2019, the latest being the 2020 Yaris Hatchback." AppleInsider 9:39 AM
  • "Here are all the new Apple Pay card issuers added during 2018 and 2019" AppleInsider 10:25 AM
  • "Apple kicks off local production of iPhone 7 in India: Apple contract manufacturer Wistron is kicking off iPhone 7 production in the country." iMore 7:25 AM
  • "IFPI Global Music Report 2019" ifpi 11:23 AM
  • "Streaming services like Apple Music poised to control music revenue in 2019" AppleInsider 11:23 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "YouTube Executives Ignored Warnings, Letting Toxic Videos Run Rampant: Proposals to change recommendations and curb conspiracies were sacrificed for engagement, staff say." Bloomberg 10:48 AM
  • "Microsoft is Closing Its Ebook Store, Edge Support" Thurrott 10:23 AM
  • "Lenovo's design for a foldable smartphone is one of the more unique we've seen" BGR 10:20 AM
  • "Google and Walmart team up to let users buy groceries with voice commands: Amazon's Alexa has a new competitor in the voice-controlled shopping space." Ars Technica 8:44 AM
  • "Wireless headphone maker Bragi offloads hardware business as it shifts to licensing AI technology: Bragi, one of many wireless headphone manufacturers competing for space on users' ears, on Monday announced it is exiting the consumer hardware business and will offload its consumer product division to an unnamed third-party as it focuses on licensing AI technology." AppleInsider 6:40 AM
  • "Bragi sells off its in-ear headphone business as it focuses on software: It's not going to compete with Apple or Samsung directly." Engadget 6:40 AM
  • "Google staff call out treatment of temp workers in 'historic' show of solidarity: More than 900 employees sign letter criticizing abrupt firing of contractors, who make up 54% of Google's workforce" The Guardian 6:58 AM
  • "Google's head of Southeast Asia and India is leaving the company" VentureBeat 6:50 AM
  • "Google reshuffles its leadership in Asia Pacific" TechCrunch 6:49 AM
  • "Google: We just fixed these three critical Android bugs with April update/Samsung and Huawei roll out Google's patches for nasty Android security flaws." ZDNet 6:42 AM
  • "Happy 15th birthday Gmail, thanks for the scheduled sending feature: We only expected socks" The Inquirer 6:42 AM
  • "Google kills off the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: ...and Google+, and Inbox, and goog.ly" The Inquirer 6:39 AM
  • "Google downplays the number of 'potentially harmful apps' on the Play Store" BGR 6:34 AM
  • "UK gaming market worth record £5.7bn" BBC 6:34 AM
  • "Facebook will finally start explaining its choices for your News Feed" BGR 6:33 AM
  • "Nokia X71 official with punch-hole display and triple cameras: But it's unclear if it's coming to Blighty" The Inquirer 6:42 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Apple's Slice of Medical Industry, Apple TV Hardware and Competition, with John Martellaro -ACM 507" The Mac Observer 6:38 PM
  • "iPad mini Teardown, Marie Kondo-ing Design – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-02" The Mac Observer 1:02 PM
  • "Book Review: Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level"  Thurrott 7:56 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 285: It's a lifestyle, baby" iDownload Blog 7:28 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple patent involves an iPad tablet mounting stand that could be used in a car" Apple World Today 9:21 AM
  • "Apple Will Reportedly Launch Three OLED iPhones in 2020 Including Smaller 5.42-inch Model With Thinner Display" MacRumors 6:53 AM
  • "Next iPhone series may support reverse wireless charging and have up to 25% bigger battery" Neowin 7:20 AM
  • "Apple reportedly to launch 3 OLED-based iPhones in 2020" DigiTimes 10:09 AM
  • "OLED could be only display technology used in 2020 iPhones: Apples's 2020 iPhone releases will be completely OLED-based, claims a report, with all three of the smartphones said to use the display technology as Apple departs from using LCD-based screens for the product line completely." AppleInsider 6:54 AM
  • "A top insider just leaked the first solid details about Apple's 2020 iPhones" BGR 6:34 AM
  • "2019 iPhone To Feature Two-Way Wireless Charging, 25% More Battery Capacity" Redmond Pie 6:41 AM
  • "iPhone 11 release date, specs and price: 2019 iPhones to pack bigger batteries and two-way wireless charging/Apple analyst Kuo looks into his crystal ball" The Inquirer 7:26 AM
  • "2019 iPhones Will Reportedly Include Two-Way Wireless Charging, Larger Batteries" Thurrott 9:37 AM
  • "Apple's 2020 iPhone lineup to include smaller 5.4in OLED model: Firm will shake up screen sizes next year, Digitimes reports" The Inquirer 10:09 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "iPad Pro Owners Have Started Complaining About the Tablet's Screen Stuttering Problems" WCCFTech 2:10 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "11' iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hands-On With Apple's New 27-Inch 5K 8-Core iMac" MacRumors 5:09 PM
  • "iPad Mini 5 Teardown" iFixit 7:24 AM
  • "iPad Mini 5 Teardown: Size Is Not the Problem" iFixit 1:41 PM
  • "iPad mini 5 Teardown: A12 Bionic Processor With 3GB of RAM, Bluetooth 5, True Tone Sensors, and Same Battery Capacity" MacRumors 6:53 AM
  • "iPad mini the same on the outside with completely new internals, demonstrates teardown: The fifth-generation iPad mini may be physically similar to the previous version externally, but a teardown of the latest pint-sized Apple tablet shows nearly everything inside has been changed to bring the mobile device up to date." AppleInsider 7:25 AM
  • "iPad Mini makes two common repairs 'unnecessarily difficult,' says iFixit: iFixit's teardown found updated internals and lots of glue." CNET 11:24 AM
  • "iPad mini 2019 vs iPad Air 2019: Apple updated both the iPad mini and the iPad Air in March 2019. But with so few differences between the new models which one should you buy? Is one iPad better than the other?" Macworld UK 7:28 AM
  • "These are the best features in the 2019 iPad Air" AppleInsider 12:46 PM
  • "Review: Lutron's Fan Speed Control is the best way to retrofit your ceiling fan with HomeKit" 9to5Mac 4:17 PM
iOS Apps
  • "Best Ad Blocker Apps for iOS" AppAdvice 12:30 PM
  • "Cassandra -MotoGP App for iOS; and for AppleTV: A Hidden Gem" eXtensions 9:20 AM
  • "The Elder Scrolls: Blades review: A pay-to-win adventure/Get ready to blow through your paycheck." iMore 6:47 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to switch between Apple Watches automatically" iDownload Blog 1:56 PM
  • "How To Choose Where Downloaded Files Are Saved" MacMost 9:22 AM
Tips
  • "Apple's AirPower is officially dead — here are 3 alternatives you can use to charge your Apple devices at the same time: ES" Business Insider 10:58 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Macbook Keyboard Reliability Dark Matter: People Just Living With Broken Keyboards" Daring Fireball 8:04 PM
  • "iPad mini teardown reveals a Frankenstein of components from different iPads: It's a small iPad Air on the outside and an upgraded iPad mini 4 on the inside." Ars Technica 3:48 PM
  • "Editorial: CBC again attacks Apple's repair policies, but still lacks knowledge of how it really works/Six months after the last attack on Apple's repair policies and practices, CBC has produced another report objecting to Apple's reluctance to dealing with water-damaged iPhones, with it again lacking an understanding of how and why Apple's repair department works the way it does." AppleInsider 2:00 PM
  • "Even great keyboard cases can't make iPads viable work computers"  VentureBeat 12:40 PM
  • "Apple Card will be the most secure credit card ever, and here's why" AppleInsider 12:29 PM
  • "Apple's new features: What to expect" ZDNet 10:57 AM
  • "iFixit iPad mini 5 teardown finds its mortal enemy inside" SlashGear 9:51 AM
  • "One week with Apple News+" The Loop 9:52 AM
  • "Apple's biggest flops of all time, from AirPower to Bendgate to the Newton: Lower-than-expected sales, unexpected glitches, design fails -- it doesn't always go right for Apple." CNET 7:28 AM
  • "Hype cycling: Apple's AirPower failure" Macworld 7:28 AM
  • "Regarding That Ostensibly 'Small Number of Customers' Reporting Problems With Their MacBook Keyboards"  Pixel Envy 7:21 AM
  • "The MacBook keyboard fiasco is way worse than Apple thinks" Signal v Noise 9:54 AM
  • "Apple launching three OLED iPhones in 2020?" Seeking Alpha 6:53 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The amount of time we spend watching Netflix every day is staggering" BGR 2:43 PM
  • "Foldable devices are the future! But not before we solve the issues with their screens." hackernoon 10:52 AM
  • "Farewell, Google+: You didn't fail, you just didn't succeed/Google's social network is finally closing its doors." Engadget 7:54 AM
  • "Google's constant product shutdowns are damaging its brand: Google's product support has become a joke, and the company should be very concerned." Ars Technica 7:33 AM
  • "Analogue Mega Sg review: No expense spared with a Sega Mega Drive clone that aims for pixel perfection" The Inquirer 6:39 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Shares New 'The Underdogs' Video Focusing on Apple Products at Work" MacRumors 8:04 PM
  • "Pixelmator launches dedicated photo editing app: Pixelmator Photo is now available for preorder at a temporary discount price." iMore 4:03 PM
  • "OWC offering higher capacity and more affordable RAM options for 2019 iMac 5K" AppleInsider 10:00 AM
  • "Vizio Updates Their iOS SmartCast App to Prep for Upcoming AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Support" MacTrast 9:38 AM
  • "Granny Invader Offers Augmented Reality Arcade Challenge for iOS Gamers" prMac 6:55 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 finally has the market share of a flagship operating system: But Windows 7 is still clinging on" The Inquirer 10:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 now available for download" MSPoweruser 12:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Launches Visual Studio 2019 With Improved Start Experience, Search, Debugging" Thurrott 1:40 PM
  • "Microsoft teams up with BMW for the IoT-focused Open Manufacturing Platform" TechCrunch 6:50 AM
  • "Microsoft and BMW launch the Open Manufacturing Platform to drive innovation" Neowin 9:38 AM
  • "Microsoft and BMW: We can help you build a smart factory with the cloud, robots, and IoT/The Open Manufacturing Platform will offer use cases and an 'open technology framework' built on Azure." ZDNet 10:26 AM
  • "Microsoft fixing Skype Android app bug that automatically answers calls: What's meant to be a feature in the Skype app now is a bug that's making phones answer automatically." ZDNet 9:52 AM
  • "In whistleblower suit, ex-Microsoft employee alleges she was terminated for reporting discrimination" GeekWire 8:10 PM
  • "Welsh government buys Microsoft Office 365 for teachers and pupils: The Welsh government will provide Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus across 1,521 maintained schools in Wales" ComputerWeekly 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft has hidden Chromium Edge in some Windows 10's Sandbox: Much like an old bucket and spade. Or a cat poo." The Inquirer 7:16 AM
  • "Intel's new assault on the data center: 56-core Xeons, 10nm FPGAs, 100gig Ethernet/Intel wants to sell you more than just some CPUs for your servers." Ars Technica 6:30 PM
  • "Intel unveils broad Xeon stack with dozens of workload-optimized processors: The 2nd-Generation Xeon Scalable processor features new technology for built-in acceleration of AI workloads" ZDNet 1:57 PM
  • "Intel Unleashes 56-Core Cascade Lake Xeons, Optane DC Memory, Agilex FGPAs To Accelerate AI And Big Data" HotHardware 1:58 PM
  • "Xeon Scalable, Optane Lead Intel's Big Data Center Rollout: With Intel's dominant server market share for CPUs slowly ceding to AMD, the chipmaker details its largest portfolio yet of data center products, ranging from second-generation Xeon Scalable processors to Optane DC persistent memory." CRN 4:26 PM
  • "Intel hires Qualcomm's Davis as new CFO" Seeking Alpha 6:46 PM
  • "Intel invests $117m into 14 disruptive startups" IT PRO (UK) 7:05 AM
  • "Intel Capital throws £89m at cloud gaming, AI, communications" bit-tech 7:06 AM
  • "Intel Capital invested $120 million in 2018 in Israeli startups" Reuters 7:06 AM
  • "Intel leak details Xe graphics cards with multiple GPUs: Someone got inside Intel's behind-closed-doors presentation" The Inquirer 6:39 AM
  • "MemVerge raises $24.5 million for Intel Optane-based infrastructure designed for big data workloads" VentureBeat 7:05 AM
  • "AMD Navi 7nm GPUs and Ryzen 3000 to be Revealed During Computex Keynote Next Month" Game Debate 6:59 AM
  • "AMD CEO to be first keynote speaker at Computex 2019" Hexus 6:59 AM
  • "AMD Will Reveal Ryzen 3000 And Rx Navi At Computex At End Of May" Mega Games 6:59 AM
  • "AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su will share 'new details of upcoming products' on May 27" PCGamesN 6:59 AM
  • "HP's Léo Apotheker admits he didn't read Autonomy's accounts before acquisition: Ex-CEO claims he didn't have time to do due diligence prior to $11bn deal" The Inquirer 7:42 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 13 (2019) review: The cutting edge of 2-in-1 laptops?" Expert Reviews 6:58 AM
  • "Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 benchmarks show Radeon RX 570 smackdown: Not that the cut-down Turing-based card even exists yet" The Inquirer 6:43 AM
  • "Dell Technologies, VMware dominate converged infrastructure, says IDC: Hyperconverged infrastructure is driving growth for the broader category, according to IDC." ZDNet 8:46 PM
  • "Dell (DELL) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows" Oracle 6:57 AM
  • "Former Toshiba PC business now known as Dynabook: Dynabook will still focus on business laptops, smart glasses and Internet of things tools." ZDNet 7:13 AM
  • "Toshiba changes its name to Dynabook in America" Neowin 10:26 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Earnings: Mark Your Calendar/The company's iPhone and services results, and its total revenue will all come into focus." The Motley Fool 4:24 PM
  • "Apple closed its March quarter Saturday: The world's second-most valuable company is set to report fiscal Q2 2019 earnings four weeks from today." Apple 3.0 7:26 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow industrials dragged lower by Walgreens as S&P, Nasdaq eke out modest gains" MarketWatch 6:11 PM
  • "Dow Falls as Walgreens Slides After Earnings Miss: Stocks end mixed Tuesday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was led lower by Walgreens, which declined after the Dow component missed earnings estimates." TheStreet 6:12 PM
  • "Stocks range-bound as Walgreens drags, but airlines soar" FOXBusiness 6:13 PM
  • "Walgreens Drags on Dow as U.S. Stocks Tread Water: Early-week gains stall as Dow falls, S&P is little-changed; Nasdaq rises slightly" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:13 PM
  • "Asian markets add on to Monday's gains" MarketWatch 7:18 AM

 
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