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First there was Gatekeeper, now Mac apps will need to be notarized before users can install. Is macOS heading for total lock down like iOS? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Thursday Highlights: Apple does right thing, fixing broken butterfly keyboards within a day; just around the corner, Apple earnings, Zacks says a beat is coming; Mac malware up over 60% in only three months; XProtect recently updated to help tackle Windows exploits on Macs; Saudi sisters renew call on Apple and Google to ban app restricting women's travel—more in our General Interest section; Apple Watch lost at sea found after six months, still working; CNBC feature on Corning and how they "went from Pyrex to Gorilla Glass"; Apple recalls certain 3-prong AC wall plugs.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's 'courage' to remove the headphone jack has created a brave new world: It's time to admit that Apple was right."  Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "Apple's long journey to the workplace" ["Rather than make a grand symbolic statement about its role as an innovator (Lemmings), the new business ad is Apple doing what it does best—presenting technology in the most human terms."]  Ken Segall's Observatory 12:00 PM
  • "Forget Amazon and Google — Apple is the tech giant to watch in healthcare, according to Morgan Stanley"  Business Insider 1:57 PM
  • "Apple Pips Spotify to U.S. Top Spot" CCM 8:08 AM
  • "Apple, Google, and Facebook could be forced to censor apps and sites featuring 'harmful' content under new UK laws" Business Insider 8:26 AM
  • "Steve Jobs predicted the Mac's move from Intel to ARM processors"  AppleInsider 10:36 AM
  • "Guy Kawasaki: At Apple, Steve Jobs divided people into 2 groups—'insanely great' and 'crappy'"  CNBC 8:26 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Update to Developers" MacRumors 12:18 PM
  • "Notarization Required for Mac Apps Created With New Developer IDs Starting in macOS 10.14.5" MacRumors 5:02 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "HoudahSpot 5 Review: Advanced File Search and Filtering on the Mac" MacStories 10:19 AM
  • "How to install Google Chrome on your computer and iPhone, and sync your content across both" Business Insider 12:00 PM
  • "How to single-click to open folders on the Dock on macOS" AddictiveTips 6:44 PM
  • "Using Accessibility Keyboard Panels To Repeat Key Sequences" MacMost 9:12 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Windows, Mac, or Linux? We compare the pros and cons of these computing platforms: We take a hyperbole-free, zero-snark, and comprehensive look at why you might want to choose each of the big three operating systems. If you're considering a change, read this first."  ZDNet 10:20 AM
Press Releases
  • "Introducing the Frame.io Developer Platform with Zapier Integration" Frame.io 12:15 PM
  • "Not Just an Integration: Introducing Frame.io in DaVinci Resolve 16" Frame.io 12:15 PM
  • "Microsoft's Chromium Edge browser is now officially available to test" ["Today's Canary and Development builds are only designed for English 64-bit installations of Windows 10, and Microsoft is planning to support Windows 8, Windows 7, and macOS in the future."] The Verge 11:13 AM
  • "Vimeo for macOS Gains Automatic Video Uploading From Mac Desktop" MacRumors 10:39 AM
  • "Check 64-bit compatibility of apps and other code using ArchiChect 1.0, now released" Eclectic Light Company 8:34 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Julianne Moore to Star in Stephen King-J.J. Abrams Apple Drama 'Lisey's Story' (Exclusive)" The Hollywood Reporter 6:38 PM
  • "Apple Inks Deal for 'Lisey's Story' TV Show Written by Stephen King and Starring Julianne Moore" MacRumors 6:40 PM
  • "Phishing sites distributed both iOS and Android surveillance malware: Malware that stole contacts, audio, location and more was under development for years." Ars Technica 11:12 AM
  • "A powerful spyware app now targets iPhone owners" TechCrunch 12:29 PM
  • "'Exodus' Spyware Posed as a Legit iOS App" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:00 PM
  • "Healthcare an opportunity for Apple to 'lead digital disruption' versus rivals" AppleInsider 11:36 AM
  • "Macron Aims to Force 'Tax Justice' on Facebook, Google and Apple" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:06 AM
  • "Key EU countries block draft of digital tax on tech corporations like Apple" AppleInsider 9:17 AM
  • "Piper Jaffray Completes Semi-Annual Generation Z Survey of 8,000 U.S. Teens" ["iPhone ownership peaks at 83% and smart watch ownership is up significantly at 27%"] Business Wire 11:36 AM
  • "Survey claims 86 percent of US teens plan to choose iPhone as next smartphone" AppleInsider 8:05 AM
  • "Gartner Says Global Device Shipments Will Be Flat in 2019: Foldable Phones to Reach 30 Million Units by 2023" Gartner 8:10 AM
  • "Gartner squints into its crystal ball: A pholdable phuture is very far away" The Register 8:18 AM
  • "A Bad Apple – Vancouver's UDP Rejects Pacific Centre's Newest Flagship Store" City Duo 5:00 PM
  • "Vancouver Apple Store plans in jeopardy over city official concerns" 9to5Mac 4:59 PM
  • "Apple Brings Down Music Subscription Price in India" Zacks 10:18 AM
  • "China cuts tax on personal items bought overseas in move to boost consumption" ["China has cut a controversial tax on personal items bought overseas, ranging from iPads to books, in an effort to boost consumer confidence."] South China Morning Post 8:07 AM
  • "Fleetsmith lands $30M Series B to grow Apple device management platform" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
  • "Dad locked out of iPad for 47 years thanks to his toddler" Metro UK 8:08 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "New York vows to keep trying after Orwellian facial recognition program fails" The Next Web 5:40 PM
  • "No one, not even the Secret Service, should randomly plug in a strange USB stick" TechCrunch 5:00 PM
  • "TrickBot malware attacks are ramping up ahead of Tax Day" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
  • "Cybercrime group FIN6 evolves from POS malware to ransomware" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Brazil sprints ahead in mobile payments innovation" ZDNet 7:29 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Takeoff Technologies President Max Pedró" The Mac Observer 5:43 PM
  • "Safari Click Tracking, Social Media Duty of Care – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-08" The Mac Observer 1:54 PM
  • "Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba Introduces The New SoundSource and Covers Loopback" MacVoices 10:14 AM
  • "Resetting Wi-Fi, Unlocking Your Mac, & Managing Secure Boot – Mac Geek Gab 756" The Mac Observer 7:30 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "2019 iPhone Lineup Rumored to Include Two New OLED Models With Triple Lens Cameras" MacRumors 8:01 AM
  • "iPhone rumors now claim two OLED models with triple-camera arrays for 2019" The Verge 8:09 AM
  • "Next-generation iPhone XS could get an even bigger display" ZDNet 8:45 AM
  • "Kuo Revises New 15-17" MacBook Pro Launch to First Half of 2021, 6K Display Still Expected in Mid 2019" MacRumors 2:26 PM
  • "Apple's rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro might be delayed until next year at the earliest" The Verge 5:19 PM
  • "16-inch MacBook Pro with all new design might not come this year" SlashGear 9:06 PM
  • "iPhone 11 concept imagines iPad Pro design, triple-camera with oblong flash, Split View, more" 9to5Mac 10:55 AM
  • "Apple now able to design 5nm A-Series chips for 2020 iPhones" 9to5Mac 8:03 AM
  • "TSMC 5nm design infrastructure enables Apple to design future die-shrunk A-series chips" AppleInsider 8:30 AM
  • "Huawei is 'open' to selling its 5G modems, but only to Apple"  Engadget 1:55 PM
  • "Huawei would reportedly sell 5G chips to Apple, if U.S. ban isn't an issue" VentureBeat 2:34 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 12.3 With New TV App to Developers" MacRumors 12:17 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "'Why won't my iPhone charge?': How to diagnose and fix common iPhone charging problems" Business Insider 4:59 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple 27-inch iMac (2019): No new ground, but welcome CPU and GPU upgrades" ZDNet 9:17 AM
  • "AirPods 2 vs. Jabra Elite Active 65t: Which are the Better Wireless Earbuds?" Digital Trends 5:32 PM
  • "Rodecaster Pro review: a podcast studio you can carry on your back/Perfect for multiperson Twitch streams or YouTube live shows" The Verge 8:30 AM
  • "AKG Y500 wireless headphone review" TechHive 8:15 AM
  • "New Logitech Zone Wireless headphones will really get you in the zone" Cult of Mac 8:01 AM
  • "What Makes Apple's SSDs So Fast? NVMe SSDs" Apple Gazette 10:17 AM
iOS Apps
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to connect Apple Pencil with your iPad" 9to5Mac 5:00 PM
  • "How to check iPhone warranty expiration date in iOS 12.2" Cult of Mac 3:13 PM
  • "How to connect your iPhone to a TV in two different ways" Business Insider 2:54 PM
  • "What to Do When Your iPhone Screen Breaks" iFixit 11:45 AM
  • "How to better protect yourself from robocalls on your iPhone" Macworld 8:15 AM
Tips
  • "13 essential tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your iPad" Business Insider 8:28 AM
  • "Safari private browsing button missing on iOS? Here's the fix" iDownload Blog 8:08 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iOS users who don't own an Apple Watch yet are just risking their health at this point" BGR 6:18 PM
  • "iPhone Rumor Update: the SE Might Be Getting a Reboot, New Nanoparticle Protective Coatings, and More" Gizmodo 12:18 PM
  • "Apple's Siri is as important as iPhone or the Mac"  Computerworld 11:23 AM
  • "These incredible iPhone 11 rumors can only mean one thing, and it's terrible for Android" BGR 11:19 AM
  • "Do you now trust Apple less? Apple used to be a company that stood by its word. If it said it was working on something, it would make it happen. But the way that the Cupertino giant fumbled the AirPower wireless charger is an indication that the company is not beyond overreaching. And then it makes matters worse by fumbling its response to the situation."  ZDNet 10:20 AM
  • "Apple's latest ads focus on privacy: 'You have a choice" Apple Must 8:28 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple iPhone Xs Max vs Galaxy S10+: One of these smartphones wins in three key categories" MarketWatch 8:25 AM
  • "Will the 2019 Macs be exciting enough to reduce the downward sales trend of PCs?" Apple World Today 8:17 AM
  • "Netflix Kills AirPlay Support" Thurrott 8:34 AM
  • "Netflix's disingenuous explanation for why it's killed AirPlay in the iOS app is unacceptable" iDownload Blog 8:07 AM
  • "How Apple is like the army [Cook book outtakes] Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
  • "Hey, Apple, how about an 'Apple Desk' for wirelessly charging all our devices?" Apple World Today 7:52 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Amazon's Alexa can handle patient information now — what does that mean for privacy?" The Verge 5:00 PM
  • "Why computer vision is rocking the business world — and bottom lines" VentureBeat 2:55 PM
  • "5G May Never Live up to the Hype" Motherboard 2:54 PM
  • "Millions of Netflix users are using someone else's password, but that's not bad for Netflix" Recode 11:12 AM
  • "Google Brain's AI predicts code from your previous edits" VentureBeat 11:52 AM
  • "Google Play Store has a problem with violent games made for kids: It may come down to Google's approach to game ratings." Engadget 9:58 AM
  • "Wikipedia Isn't Officially a Social Network. But the Harassment Can Get Ugly." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:53 AM
  • "The 5 things Google should kill next" PCWorld 8:17 AM
  • "DOOM speedrunning is a complicated, frustrating sport" The Next Web 8:14 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Image shot with iPhone 6 wins annual Columbia Gorge photography contest" 9to5Mac 7:28 PM
  • "Rolando: Royal Edition Makes A Triumphant Return to the App Store" AppAdvice 1:57 PM
  • "These are the best Apple Watch features, according to Business Insider readers" Business Insider 1:54 PM
  • "The Best Android and iOS Apps to Keep Your Data Private and Secure" Lifehacker 12:51 PM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs-backed Nearpod acquires Flocabulary student creativity tool" VentureBeat 11:13 AM
  • "Ikea, Sonos Reveal Symfonisk Smart Lamp and Speaker" PC Magazine 10:54 AM
  • "LaCie Boosts Productivity for Creative Pros with Rugged RAID Shuttle and 2big RAID Professional Storage Solutions at the 2019 NAB Show" Business Wire 8:05 AM
  • "Modernized App Now Available for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Pre-Employment Screening Program" Business Wire 8:05 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of April 8: Rene Ritchie, Dave Hamilton, Adam Christianson, Mike Potter, and Apple's Dave Marra" The MUG Center 7:31 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 update problems: Why Microsoft's battle isn't over yet/Microsoft is overhauling how it delivers Windows 10 updates. But the almost infinite variation of PCs will make that an uphill struggle." ZDNet 8:56 AM
  • "PC industry suffers as Microsoft severs link between Windows and hardware refreshes: If Microsoft succeeds, a Windows upgrade will no longer mean that businesses need to refresh their PC estate" ComputerWeekly 8:57 AM
  • "European data supervisor investigates Microsoft contracts with EU bodies" Reuters 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft paid out millions in bug bounties last year: More than $2 million was dished out to bounty hunters, but Microsoft wants to do more." ITProPortal 8:58 AM
  • "Hololens 2: Microsoft's Enterprise AR Power Play For Windows Mixed Reality" Forbes 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft move to release Windows 10 1903 in May marks third straight delayed upgrade" Computerworld 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Closing Its HealthVault Patient-records Service" Digital Trends 8:34 AM
  • "IBM Helped NASA Fix One of its Satellites Using Deep Learning A.I." Digital Trends 11:19 AM
  • "IBM's AI tool can accurately predict that a worker is about to quit" Business Review 8:53 AM
  • "IBM Patents Blockchain Implementation to Manage Data For Autonomous Vehicles" Cointelegraph 8:53 AM
  • "Telefonica, IBM team up for 'Cloud Garden' B2B offering" Telecompaper 8:54 AM
  • "HP: Reinventing the print business for a new generation" TechRadar UK 8:51 AM
  • "HP updates Z6, Z8 Workstations with latest Intel Xeon processors" ZDNet 10:20 AM
  • "Intel Helps Drive Data Center Advancements" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:42 AM
  • "Hands on with the 56-core Xeon Platinum 9200 CPU: Intel's Biggest CPU Package Ever" AnandTech 10:36 AM
  • "Intel Core i5-9300H to i9-9980HK: More Specs Leaked" Tom's Hardware 8:52 AM
  • "Intel Optane DC persistent memory starts at $6.57 per GB" Hexus 8:52 AM
  • "Intel's Chip Issues Are Hurting These 3 Tech Giants" Motley Fool 6:45 PM
  • "AMD takes aim at Intel with new 2nd-gen Ryzen Pro and Athlon Pro mobile processors" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "AMD Announces 2nd-Generation Ryzen Pro Mobile Processors" Thurrott 8:34 AM
  • "AMD debuts 2nd-gen AMD Ryzen Pro mobile processors" VentureBeat 8:37 AM
  • "AMD Announces new Ryzen Pro and Athlon Processors" Digital Trends 12:17 PM
  • "AMD's latest Ryzen Pro chips bring Vega graphics to work laptops" Engadget 5:02 PM
  • "AMD to Power Business Laptops With New Ryzen, Athlon Pro Chips" PC Magazine 10:54 AM
  • "Dell's New Precision 7000 Workstations: Dual Xeon, Triple RTX, 3 TB DDR4, 16 TB NVMe" AnandTech 2:29 PM
  • "Cisco Revamps Services Business: A focus on customer experience aims to ensure businesses can be aggressive with technology without putting themselves at risk." No Jitter 8:48 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Piper Jaffray: Apple owns GenZ" Apple 3.0 5:49 PM
  • "Apple Services Look Promising, But China Remains A Sore Spot" Seeking Alpha 11:13 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close mostly higher as S&P 500 pushes wins to 8 in a row: Boeing drags on Dow" MarketWatch 5:19 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed, Dow Slumps as Boeing Sinks on Downgrade: Stocks end mix, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gets pulled lower by Boeing after the planemaker is downgraded and says it will slow production of its troubled 737 MAX aircraft following two fatal crashes." TheStreet 5:19 PM
  • "US stocks mixed as industrials slid but tech shares gained" FOXBusiness 5:19 PM
  • "S&P 500 Ekes Out Narrow Gain to Prolong Winning Streak: Falling industrial shares weigh on indexes Monday, but S&P moves higher in late afternoon" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:19 PM
  • "Asia stocks start off Monday by adding to solid gains of previous week" MarketWatch 8:46 AM

 
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