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Monday Highlights: Washington Post feature looks at Apple's privacy crusade and how company absent from government legislative efforts to regulate; Tim Bajarin sees Apple's success driven by both "industrial design and operational excellence"; Rene Ritchie explains security features of macOS Catalina; Macworld tutorial for installing Catalina in its own APFS container so you can run it alongside Mojave; iPhone SE and 6 models no longer sold in India; AppStories podcast looks at Photos changes coming with iOS 13; iWork among apps banned from German schools over privacy fears; YouTuber Linus Tech Tips builds hackintosh Mac Pro; Andrew O'Hara swaps out his ailing Mac for his iPad Pro for one week; freemium gaming a "scourge" even Apple Arcade can't save us from.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple stock bounces back toward $1 trillion market valuation: Longest winning streak since 2010 puts market cap above $950 billion"  MarketWatch 11:13 AM
  • "Don't Look Now, but Apple's Market Value Is Almost Back to $1 Trillion" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:13 AM
  • "Apple TV+ doesn't need to be innovative to be a huge success: 'Just another streaming service' is enough, because content is king."  Macworld 7:55 AM
  • "Apple TV+ And Apple TV Channels" ["I believe Apple TV+ will foster talent and debut many incredible shows, but I don't like the idea of navigating past buy buttons when I just want to watch TV. As it stands, Apple will not provide that experience."]  Benjamin Mayo 8:38 AM
  • "How Services Could Sour Apple: I have had a range of conversations with colleagues in the tech industry, and it has been interesting to hear the same observation brought up. There seems to be a broad sense the narrative around Apple is particularly negative at the moment."  Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:46 AM
  • "Apple's Credit Card Gives Goldman Sachs Rare Customer Role"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:54 PM
  • "IPhone Price Cuts Help Apple Make a Comeback in China, Analyst Says" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:13 AM
  • "Apple App Store Security Bypassed By Government iOS Surveillance Malware — What You Need To Know" Forbes 8:36 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple amping up requirements for app notarization starting in macOS 10.14.5" AppleInsider 7:53 AM
  • "Apple will soon require all macOS apps to be notarized" Cult of Mac 11:06 AM
  • "Apple Releases Second Public Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.5" MacRumors 12:31 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Cannot Play Songs From iTunes Artwork Screensaver Mac?" macReports 8:38 AM
  • "How to recover your data from a dead partition on macOS" iMore 8:28 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Apple's T2 chip makes a giant difference in video encoding for most users" AppleInsider 9:26 AM
  • "How to clear and manage cookies on your Mac computer's Safari browser" Business Insider 11:05 AM
  • "Using Pages Table Of Contents Sidebar View" MacMost 9:12 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Steven Troughton-Smith Thinks iTunes Breakup is Nigh" Daring Fireball 2:58 PM
  • "Will Apple Just Kill iTunes Already?"  Gizmodo 10:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "Blackmagic's free video editing app helps YouTubers cut faster: DaVinci Resolve 16 debuts with an efficient 'cut' module." Engadget 10:08 AM
  • "Opera 60 released with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet" ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "Opera Web Browser is Reborn" Thurrott 8:28 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "There's a new list of America's 25 most loved brands. Apple isn't on it: Apple has always been regarded as one of the most valuable brands in the world. A survey suggests people's love for it slipping? I tried to find out why."  ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Music in China removes Jacky Cheung song with reference to Tiananmen massacre"  Hong Kong Free Press 2:42 PM
  • "Apple Music China removes song by Hong Kong star due to association with Tian'anmen Square" Taiwan News 2:43 PM
  • "Apple Music Censors Songs in China Referencing 1989 Tiananmen Massacre and Democracy, Watchdog Says" Gizmodo 2:43 PM
  • "Apple again celebrates Earth Day with Apple Watch Activity Challenge: Apple has yet another challenge for Apple Watch owners to complete this Earth Day, motivating users to get up and be active." AppleInsider 8:54 PM
  • "Apple's Rivals See 5G as 'Golden Opportunity' to Beat iPhone: LG and Motorola look to capitalize on Apple's go-slow approach" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:17 AM
  • "Apple Has Hired Jaunt VR's Founder Arthur van Hoff/Apple just made a significant hire in the virtual reality (VR) space: The iPhone maker has hired serial entrepreneur Arthur van Hoff, a founding executive of the Disney-backed VR startup Jaunt. Van Hoff started at Apple in a senior architect position this month, according to his Linkedin profile." Variety 12:56 PM
  • "Apple hires Jaunt VR founder and multi-camera 3D expert Arthur van Hoff" VentureBeat 1:32 PM
  • "Apple makes another notable virtual reality hire" 9to5Mac 1:59 PM
  • "App Store analytics show we're losing our appetite for new apps" 9to5Mac 8:11 AM
  • "20 Million Vehicles Shipping in 2023 will Come Equipped with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Both: As voice control continues to gain popularity in the home, consumers are increasingly hoping to use Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple Siri in the vehicle too." ABIresearch 12:22 PM
  • "J.J. Abrams reportedly producing Stephen King's Lisey's Story for Apple TV Plus" CNET 8:10 AM
  • "Julianne Moore Will Star in Apple's 'Lisey's Story' Series" The Mac Observer 8:45 AM
  • "Apple Is the Real Winner in Spotify's Battle Against Songwriters' Rate Hike"  Variety 11:51 AM
  • "Qualcomm loses court bid against EU antitrust regulators' demand for data" Reuters 10:37 AM
  • "Apple's 1993 W.A.L.T. Combined Telephone and Fax Machine Prototype Seen in Action in New Video" MacRumors 1:33 PM
  • "Pixel 3 buyers are over 50% Samsung owners, barely iPhone" 9to5Google 1:02 PM
  • "Men accused of $1m fake iPhone scam" BBC 8:11 AM
  • "Apple to shutter Texture and replace it with News+ app" New York Post 9:29 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Made by Google's next Pixel laptop/tablet targeting productivity 'on-the-go'" 9to5Google 3:55 PM
  • "Mitch McConnell: Democrats' net neutrality bill is 'dead on arrival' in Senate/The Senate majority leader throws cold water on House Democrats' plan to restore Obama-era net neutrality protections."  CNET 3:16 PM
  • "The White House is using fuzzy math to justify net neutrality veto: Broadband really is getting faster, but it has nothing to do with the end of net neutrality" The Verge 11:35 AM
  • "The Loopy Secrets of How Charging Cables Work" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:26 AM
  • "40 years of console wars, spellbindingly charted for your viewing pleasure" The Next Web 9:25 AM
  • "A Regulatory Framework for the Internet" Stratechery 9:21 AM
  • "LG V50 ThinQ 5G to have 'customised' AI: Handset will go on sale April 19 in South Korea, and will have new customised AI services that alert users about expiring coupons and improved search capabilities." ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "The UK is attempting a radical redesign of the internet: A new proposal trades away a lot of speech in the name of security" The Verge 7:56 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Digital Legacy, Online Security Measures – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-09" The Mac Observer 1:13 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 106 – The Apps of Apple's March 25 Services Event" MacStories 8:37 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 286: Live from King's Landing" iDownload Blog 8:36 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Kuo: 31.6-inch Apple display with mini-LED backlight due in Q2/Q3, mini-LED iPad and MacBook coming in 2021"  9to5Mac 8:11 AM
  • "Apple could release a 31.6-inch 6K external display this year" TechCrunch 9:16 AM
  • "Apple Cancels 16-inch MacBook Pro for 2019 (Report)" LAPTOP Magazine 8:38 AM
  • "Don't hold your breath for that 16-inch MacBook Pro" Mashable 8:10 AM
  • "Huawei Doesn't Sell Its Chips To Anyone But Is Willing To Make An Exception For Apple For 5G In iPhone" Redmond Pie 1:08 PM
  • "Apple reportedly to adopt mini LED backlighting" DigiTimes 7:53 AM
  • "Apple to Adopt Mini LED Display Tech in Future Macs and iPads [Updated] MacRumors 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Second Public Beta of iOS 12.3 With New TV App" MacRumors 12:30 PM
  • "iOS 12.3 beta 2 enhances Apple TV app" Cult of Mac 1:29 PM
  • "Netflix ends AirPlay support on iOS in an ongoing souring of its Apple relationship: Change was made because of AirPlay support on new devices like LG, Samsung TVs." Ars Technica 3:17 PM
  • "Apple to open iPhone NFC functionality for EU Brexit app by end of this year" 9to5Mac 9:27 PM
  • "Apple Wins a Patent for micro-LED based Displays that could be used in Future iMacs, MacBooks iDevices and a TV" Patently Apple 8:39 AM
  • "Apple patent filing involves guidance devices for the sensory impaired" Apple World Today 8:29 AM
  • "Maybe Siri will soon be better equipped to understand my Southern accent" Apple World Today 7:57 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple Drops $99 Data Migration Fee for New Macs and Repairs" TidBITS 11:04 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The Best All-in-One Computer/After testing the 2019 model of the 5K Retina iMac, we still recommend it. It's faster than the previous model, and the screen, accessories, and ports are all exactly the same." The Wirecutter 6:27 PM
  • "Review: 27-Inch iMac 5K with i5 processor - 2012 on the outside, 2019 on the inside" AppleInsider 10:37 AM
  • "TouchType Case is a good alternative to Apple's Smart Folio for the iPad Pro" Apple World Today 12:13 PM
iOS Apps
  • "Hands on: Pixelmator Photo is king of the iPad photo editing apps" AppleInsider 2:36 PM
  • "Pixelmator Photo: The MacStories Review" MacStories 8:39 AM
  • "Pixelmator Photo: First Look at a Well-Crafted Image Editor for iPads" eXtensions 8:29 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Check iPad and Apple Pencil compatibility" 9to5Mac 2:42 PM
  • "How to diagnose and remove any virus from your iPhone" Business Insider 12:39 PM
  • "How to get sports info with Siri" iMore 12:19 PM
  • "How Apple Search Ads work: App developers can use Apple Search Ads to reach new customers." Computerworld 9:26 AM
  • "Face ID isn't working with my sunglasses. What do I do? Apple makes it easy for Face ID to work with all shades on your iPhone or iPad Pro, but you should know the risks." Macworld 7:56 AM
Tips
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "This is the pro-democracy music Apple removed in China" Fast Company 9:06 PM
  • "'iPhone Pro' Leak Reveals Apple's Expensive Surprise" Forbes 8:56 PM
  • "Dive Into Apple: Something's wrong with Apple. Both internally and superficially."  Rixstep 3:01 PM
  • "These are Apple's 3 best inventions since the iPhone" Business Insider 1:02 PM
  • "How Apple's Operations department works [Cook book outtakes] Cult of Mac 11:40 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Diary: A suggested fix for the keyboard problem"  9to5Mac 10:34 AM
  • "A pox on one of your houses: Thinking Apple should fix everything" Macworld 8:36 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Google Pixel 3 re-review: 6 months with the pinnacle of Android and smartphone cameras [Video] 9to5Google 3:56 PM
  • "3 Things I Love About Microsoft's New Edge Browser" LAPTOP Magazine 2:36 PM
  • "LG G8 Review: Sleek in the Streets, Wannabe Tech Wizard in the Deets" Gizmodo 4:14 PM
  • "Hands-On With LG's G8 Smartphone With Air Motion Gestures" MacRumors 11:35 AM
  • "LG G8 ThinQ review: many gimmicks, not enough progress" The Verge 11:13 AM
  • "LG G8 ThinQ review: Iterative to a Z" VentureBeat 11:12 AM
  • "How Iger Broke Disney's Netflix Addiction" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:47 AM
  • "The war for your internet connection" Axios 8:11 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: Dark Mode as a Service" iMore 8:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Latest Apple Watch Series 4 ad highlights colorful lineup of bands: Apple on Tuesday published a new Apple Watch Series 4 ad to its YouTube channel, highlighting the wide variety of watch bands, straps and other accessories available for the wearable." AppleInsider 8:54 PM
  • "The EnGenius Home Smart Wi-Fi Networking Solution Powered by Qualcomm Introduces New ESR530 Smart Mesh Router" PRNewswire 3:58 PM
  • "UAG launches new MacBook Air translucent Plyo case with military-grade protection, tactile grip, more" 9to5Mac 11:32 AM
  • "Tim Cook Profiled in New Biography as 'The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level' [Author AMA Today] MacRumors 10:36 AM
  • "Cardbox for iOS reimagines contact management" 9to5Mac 8:10 AM
  • "WhatsApp may finally be getting its own iPad app" Cult of Mac 7:55 AM
  • "Podcasts by myTuner - The Ultimate Podcast App Has Arrived to iOS" prMac 9:36 AM
  • "Pixelmator Team releases AI-powered Pixelmator Photo for iPad" prMac 7:53 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's April Patch Tuesday comes with fixes for two Windows zero-days: April 2019 Patch Tuesday comes with 74 security fixes, including patches for two Windows zero-days." ZDNet 4:07 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 May 2019 Update is now available for testing: Embrace the chaos" The Inquirer 7:38 AM
  • "Windows 10 version 1709 is no longer supported after today" Neowin 9:20 AM
  • "Microsoft releases developer builds of its Chromium-based Edge browser: If you can't beat 'em, collaborate with 'em" The Inquirer 7:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Rolls Out First Versions of Chromium Edge" ExtremeTech 8:14 AM
  • "How to Beta Test Microsoft's New Chromium-Based Edge Browser" Lifehacker 9:34 AM
  • "EU data regulator launches GDPR probe into Microsoft software deals: Follows claims diagnostic data transfers could reveal personal information" The Inquirer 8:32 AM
  • "Will Microsoft Acquire Adobe?" CMSWire 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft targets public sector with UK datacentre investment: Giant adds 'Availability Zones' to UK South region in a move it says will play well in the public sector" CRN UK 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft's Office 365 comes to rival Slack" Seeking Alpha 11:43 AM
  • "Microsoft will be giving away three months of Xbox Game Pass for just $1 later this week" Neowin 6:28 PM
  • "HPE Nutanix Partnership Takes Aim At Dell EMC-VMware, Partners Say: 'Now we'll be able go in there with [Nutanix] AHV and some other products so we can deliver world-class software on HPE and not run VMware at all in the organization anymore,' says one top executive from a solution provider who partners with HPE, Dell and Nutanix." CRN 8:07 AM
  • "Opinion: Intel helps drive data center advancements/It is a bit surprising that it took Intel this long.." TechSpot 8:10 AM
  • "Intel And Google Announce Anthos Platform to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Deployments" HotHardware 4:00 PM
  • "Intel, Google partner on hybrid cloud" Seeking Alpha 12:05 PM
  • "AMD 7nm Navi GPU, 7nm Ryzen 3000 CPU Launch Date: What We Know So Far" 73 Buzz 8:09 AM
  • "Oracle Enables Utilities to Embrace a Customer-Centric Future" Benzinga 8:15 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares eye a pause after lengthy winning streak" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:41 PM
  • "Apple's 10-Day Rally Is Its Longest in More Than Eight Years" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:54 PM
  • "Apple is fighting for its 10th straight day of gains after analyst says 'hurricane-like clouds' are clearing in China" Business Insider 11:06 AM
  • "It's going to be hard for Apple to continue to rally, says Larry Haverty" CNBC Videos 1:12 PM
  • "Katy Huberty talks Apple on Squawk Alley (Video)" Apple 3.0 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Gets Price Target Boost From Wedbush as Calm Is Restored: Wedbush sees the stock's turbulence as being behind the tech giant." TheStreet 8:28 AM
  • "Wall Street Edge: Is Apple Stock Going Up Or Down?" Forbes 8:36 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500 snaps 8-day winning streak as Trump threatens tariffs on $11 billion of EU goods: IMF cuts global growth outlook for the third time in 6 months" MarketWatch 5:24 PM
  • "Dow Ends Down as IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecast, U.S.-EU Trade Tensions Flare: Stocks end in negative territory Tuesday as the IMF reduces its global growth forecast and trade tensions heat up between the U.S. and European Union." TheStreet 5:25 PM
  • "Stocks fall as US, EU clash over support for aerospace giants" FOXBusiness 5:26 PM
  • "Stocks Close Lower as U.S. Plots New Tariffs on EU: S&P 500 drop snaps the index's longest winning streak in years" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:28 PM
  • "Asia stocks struggle for gains as investors watch trade issues" MarketWatch 8:20 AM
  • "Italy slashes 2019 GDP forecast to 0.1% from 1%, reports say" MarketWatch 8:20 AM

 
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