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  • "Apple, allies seek billions in U.S. trial testing Qualcomm's business model"  Reuters 7:25 AM
  • "Apple and Qualcomm square off in US court" BBC 7:35 AM
  • "The Apple-Qualcomm Licensing Trial Begins: $27 Billion at Stake" Market Realist 2:43 PM
  • "What to know about Apple's legal battle with Qualcomm" Mashable 3:01 PM
  • "Apple reportedly investing $500 million on its game subscription service: The race to become the Netflix of video games is heating up."  CNET 7:34 AM
  • "Apple will reportedly invest $500 million or more in its upcoming Apple Arcade subscription service" Business Insider 11:28 AM
  • "Apple said to be spending more than $500M on Arcade gaming subscription effort" TechCrunch 1:46 PM
  • "Google could be bankrupting Apple's privacy promises by handing over iPhone data to the police"  Business Insider 7:43 AM
  • "How to disable autosubmits logins in macOS Safari" Macworld 8:27 AM
  • "How To Clear Cache and Cookies In Safari" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "Hot Corners controls your Mac with a flick of the trackpad" Cult of Mac 3:26 PM
  • "RipIt is great for moving DVD videos to your Mac (or other Apple device)" Apple World Today 7:39 AM
  • "Is Apple Splitting Up iTunes? Here's How They'll Do It"  Kirkville 8:51 AM
Press Releases
  • "Update to fix printing and PDF issues in DelightEd, and a new product page" Eclectic Light Company 8:51 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "'Basically playing favorites': Apple News+ gets off to a rocky start for some publishers" ["Five participating publishers Digiday spoke to detailed a series of early headaches, including struggles with Apple News+ article formatting, confusion about user experience and design, worries about jeopardizing big digital ad campaigns, and a gripe that Apple is favoring large publishers at the expense of smaller ones."]  Digiday 8:27 AM
  • "Apple News+ experience reportedly disappoints some early publishers" VentureBeat 8:50 AM
  • "Some publishers claim Apple 'playing favorites' with Apple News+" AppleInsider 5:44 PM
  • "Angela Ahrendts Officially Leaving Apple Today"  MacRumors 1:34 PM
  • "Construction reportedly abandoned on Apple's Danish data center site" AppleInsider 8:20 AM
  • "Even Apple can't save America's dying malls" Cult of Mac 2:20 PM
  • "Apple Hires Molly Thompson as Head of Documentaries" Variety 1:48 PM
  • "Apple hires former A+E executive to serve as head of documentaries for Apple TV+" 9to5Mac 2:01 PM
  • "Apple's new documentary chief is a producer from 'Jesus Camp': Molly Thompson will oversee Apple TV+ non-fiction efforts." Engadget 9:06 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 summons help for 80-year-old Munich woman after fall" AppleInsider 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Watch fall detection sent help to an 80-year-old woman" 9to5Mac 8:28 AM
  • "Amazon workers reportedly listen to what you tell Alexa — here's how Apple and Google handle what you say to their voice assistants" Business Insider 9:48 AM
  • "Terry Gou to step back from 'front line' at iPhone assembler Foxconn as it expands into India, AI" South China Morning Post 7:45 AM
  • "Foxconn CEO Terry Gou Plans to Step Back, Confirms iPhone Production Will Begin in India" MacRumors 7:45 AM
  • "Tech groups told to stop nudging children into using apps" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Spotted: Tim Cook parties at Coachella" Cult of Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Powerbeats Pro 'Unleashed' spot highlights sporting potential of wireless earphones" AppleInsider 1:46 PM
  • "Shot on iPhone XS — The Reef, Maldives — Apple" YouTube 2:35 PM
  • "iPad Pro — A new way to travel — Apple" YouTube 2:35 PM
  • "iPad Pro — A new way to make music — Apple" YouTube 2:35 PM
  • "iPad Pro — A new way to make a video — Apple" YouTube 2:35 PM
  • "iPad Pro — A new way to start your business — Apple" YouTube 2:35 PM
  • "iPad Pro – Life On iPad – Apple" YouTube 2:35 PM
  • "iPad Pro — A new way to plan your wedding — Apple" YouTube 2:35 PM
  • "In African Villages, These Phones Become Ultrasound Scanners: A hand-held device brings medical imaging to remote communities, often for the first time." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 5:03 PM
  • "iPads in lieu of weathervanes as farmers seek climate tech edge" The Star: Malaysia 9:14 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Hulu spends $1.43 billion to buy back AT&T stake, values streaming service at $15 billion" Reuters 8:55 PM
  • "Law Enforcement Increasingly Rely On Google Maps Timeline Data To Catch Crooks" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Police leveraging Google location data to cast wide dragnet for crime suspects" AppleInsider 3:35 PM
  • "Microsoft could take on Apple's AirPods with wireless Surface earbuds" The Verge 11:21 AM
  • "Microsoft to Take on AirPods with Surface Buds" Thurrott 9:46 AM
  • "Programming languages: Python developers now outnumber Java ones/Python has attracted two million new developers over the past year." ZDNet 9:32 AM
  • "Spotify takes a hit after report says Amazon is exploring a free music service" Business Insider 8:41 AM
  • "Facebook will stop rule breakers live streaming after the Christchurch massacre, but is set to resist bigger changes" Business Insider 7:43 AM
  • "Jack Ma defends the 'blessing' of a 12-hour working day: The Chinese billionaire and co-founder of the online shopping giant Alibaba has continued to argue for a 9am to 9pm working day, and a six-day week." BBC 7:35 AM
  • "EU approves tougher EU copyright rules in blow to Google, Facebook" Reuters 7:26 AM
  • "Consumers Want to Cut Through the Hype About 5G" PC Magazine 7:22 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Technical Jounalist Lance Ulanoff" The Mac Observer 5:04 PM
  • "#241: The Tweaky Features/Disney finally unveils its streaming service at a price that makes us wonder just what game Apple thinks it's playing; we get a sneak peek at some possible new iPad features for iOS 13; and Jason and Myke ponder the major changes due for the Mac this fall with the departure of iTunes and the arrival of Marzipan." Relay FM: Upgrade 3:35 PM
  • "Update on App Camp For Girls, and Registration is Open!" MacVoices 1:12 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: April 15, 2019 — iOS 13 features and details" 9to5Mac 10:01 AM
  • "#478: Journaling with Day One/Journaling can be an excellent way to collect your thoughts and reflect on the events of the day, and Day One makes it easy to do so with your Mac, iPhone, iPad and more." Relay FM: Mac Power Users 9:32 AM
  • "Cashless Stores, Mozilla's Privacy Push – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-15" The Mac Observer 1:36 PM
  • "Migration Is (Not Only) For The Birds – Mac Geek Gab 757" The Mac Observer 7:31 AM
  • "Hey Siri, the New AirPods are here!" The MT Show 7:29 AM
  • "iOS 13: Dark Mode, detachable panels, Safari and Mail, more" 9to5Mac 8:44 AM
  • "Everything we think we know about iOS 13" Apple Must 11:19 AM
  • "iOS 13 could herald the arrival of system-wide dark mode, better multitasking and so much more" BetaNews 1:35 PM
  • "iOS 13 Rumored To Feature Dark Mode And New iPad Gesture Commands To Enhance Multitasking" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Huawei is 'open' to selling 5G chips to Apple for iPhones, marking a big shift in strategy" CNBC 10:06 AM
  • "TSMC reportedly to enter 7nm EUV production in 2Q19" ["In addition, TSMC will introduce an enhanced version of its N7+ for the fabrication of Apple's custom-designed A13 chip that will power the 2019 series of iPhones, the report continued."] DigiTimes 8:34 AM
  • "TSMC will use updated 'N7 Pro' 7-nanometer process for 'A13" chip manufacturing" AppleInsider 8:20 AM
  • "A13 chips for 2019 iPhone almost ready for mass-production" Cult of Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Charging your Apple Pencil 2 could prevent you from unlocking your car" iDownload Blog 8:58 AM
  • "Can't unlock your car? A charging Apple Pencil might be to blame: Apple last week updated an Apple Pencil support document with a note warning users that charging a second-generation version of the stylus on a compatible iPad Pro might interfere with signals from nearby key fobs, preventing users from opening their car door." AppleInsider 8:48 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:20 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:20 AM

  • "Review: Apple's new iPad mini still nails its niche market" AppleInsider 3:00 PM
  • "Best portable battery chargers for iPhone: Looking for a pocket-size power bank for charging your iPhone on the go? Here are some top picks." CNET 9:15 PM
  • "Zagg Slim Book Go keyboard case for 9.7-inch iPad review: Pressing all the right buttons" Macworld 8:28 AM
  • "Best Bluetooth trackers: These tiny gadgets help find your lost stuff" PCWorld 8:25 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Unlock the full potential of your iPhone's native Photos app with PhotoManager" iDownload Blog 8:58 AM
  • "Jumbo is an iPhone app that clears your old tweets and Google searches" The Next Web 8:41 AM
  • "How to change your passcode on iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 3:26 PM
  • "How to Enable Bold Text on iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 3:26 PM
  • "Apple Watch Fall Detection Saves Lives. Here's How to Make Sure It's Enabled" iDrop News 2:03 PM
  • "It might still be possible to recover your photos from a broken iPhone, even if Apple isn't able to help" Business Insider 1:29 PM
  • "How to Set Parental Controls on Your Apple TV" Apple Gazette 10:31 AM
  • "How to make an iOS Shortcut to clean up screenshots" Apple Must 9:05 AM
  • "Apple World Today Video: How To Install OWC RAM Upgrades In The 2019 27-inch iMac" Apple World Today 8:53 AM
  • "Are the AirPods Sweat or Water-Resistant?" iPhone Hacks 7:26 AM
  • "Apple v. Qualcomm jury includes pilot, former MLB pitcher, retired nurse: Most of the jury members are well educated, and a third are women." CNET 9:05 PM
  • "Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs agreed this counterintuitive advice is key to legendary success" CNBC 3:46 PM
  • "Some Publishers Unhappy With Apple News+ Launch and Lack of Help From Apple" MacRumors 3:26 PM
  • "Editorial: An iPhone on a NBA bench isn't big-league sports' largest problem with technology" AppleInsider 3:03 PM
  • "Disney+ is the service Apple wants" CNBC 2:21 PM
  • "Mozilla Launches Petition Urging Apple to Reset Interest-Based Ad Identifiers on Monthly Basis" MacRumors 1:46 PM
  • "Editorial: Mozilla's anti-Apple privacy petition call is misguided and unnecessary" AppleInsider 1:35 PM
  • "Mozilla Calls on Apple to Make a Privacy Improvement" Thurrott 11:21 AM
  • "This Mozilla iOS Ad Tracking Petition Doesn't Make Sense" The Mac Observer 11:04 AM
  • "5 reasons why now is the best time to buy an Apple Watch" Business Insider 11:02 AM
  • "Apple Arcade Games Reportedly Permitted on Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch After Brief Exclusivity" MacRumors 11:01 AM
  • "iPhone SE Successor Possibly To Come In Form Of New 4.8-inch 'XE' Model" MacPrices 10:38 AM
  • "The Business of Gaming Services" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Apple And BioTelemetry: Disrupting Healthcare" Seeking Alpha 8:58 AM
  • "Winners and losers of the subscription frenzy (1/2)" ["Apple News is better at showcasing brands in its interface but its destructive business model — and the 'Spotify for News' fantasy — are killing the economics of the news business. Restoring news brands should be the first move of the industry."] Monday Note 8:52 AM
  • "How Apple gave me a free, brand-new, just-manufactured iPhone 6s Plus in 2019: Everything old is new again. Especially when it actually is new. Join us on a story of repair, replacement, supply chain speculation, multiple trips to the Apple Store, and baked goods." ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Apple versus Qualcomm battle could be worth up to $30B" 9to5Mac 8:28 AM
  • "Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Fold" BBC 5:20 PM
  • "An Twist on Foldable Smartphones" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:01 PM
  • "5-star phonies: Inside the fake Amazon review complex/I spent two weeks in the underbelly of Amazon's fake review economy — and emerged questioning our collective trust in the stars."  The Hustle 3:00 PM
  • "What it's like to use the Galaxy Fold, Samsung's $2,000 foldable smartphone that comes out this month" Business Insider 3:46 PM
  • "Damn, Could the Samsung Galaxy Fold Be Worth It?" Gizmodo 3:26 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold hands-on: Can you live with a crease?" Engadget 1:46 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold hands-on: The tablet that (almost) fits in your pocket" Android Central 1:30 PM
  • "I just used Samsung's Galaxy Fold for the first time — here are 5 things that stood out to me the most" Business Insider 10:31 AM
  • "Hands-On With The Samsung Galaxy Fold: More Than Just A Concept/The folding screen is good, as long as you don't stare at the crease" The Verge 8:33 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Yamaha to deliver AirPlay 2 support to 14 home audio products in April" AppleInsider 9:15 PM
  • "Procreate illustration app for iPad adds long-awaited Text features" 9to5Mac 9:05 PM
  • "Pwn20wnd releases unc0ver v3.0.0 beta 50 with numerous bug fixes and new features" iDownload Blog 3:26 PM
  • "Forza Street is a new free-to-play racing game coming to Android, iOS, and PC" The Verge 2:38 PM
  • "AR meets AI: magicplan 8 enters the next dimensionof 3D room scanning through iPhone and iPad" [1-page Google Doc] magicplan 9:19 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of April 15: Allison Sheridan, Siri, Podcasts, and Identity Theft" The MUG Center 7:36 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft surrenders control over Windows 10 upgrades: What you need to know/It's not easy keeping track of all the upgrade timing changes Microsoft keeps rolling out. And now, there's a new one: 'Download and install now.' Here's what that means." Computerworld 7:43 AM
  • "Outlook and Hotmail users left exposed in Microsoft email breach" Telegraph 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft admits hackers were able to access emails: The security breach was worse for some than others" The Verge 8:34 AM
  • "Hackers in Microsoft's webmail breach could read some users' messages" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Windows patch warning: Windows 10 boot problems, as Windows 7 AV clash widens" ZDNet 7:26 AM
  • "Microsoft is overhauling how it investigates HR disputes" Quartz 2:21 PM
  • "Internal memo: Satya Nadella promises Microsoft HR overhaul following new sexual harassment complaints" GeekWire 1:35 PM
  • "IBM's Blockchain Service Adopted by Albertsons Companies" Zacks 8:35 AM
  • "IBM Reports Earnings Tomorrow. Here's What to Expect." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:36 AM
  • "What to Expect When IBM Reports Earnings" Motley Fool 8:36 AM
  • "Tuesday's IBM Q1 Earnings Must Justify 2019 Rally To Keep Momentum Going" Investing 9:07 AM
  • "IBM set to secure India against nation-state hackers" IANS 9:07 AM
  • "Fusion Broadband runs SD-WAN in IBM Cloud" iTWire 9:07 AM
  • "Intel 9th Generation 8-Core 35W CPUs: Launch May 15th (Kikatek)" AnandTech 1:47 PM
  • "The Killer AX1650: A Wi-Fi 6 Chip Built on Intel" AnandTech 9:09 AM
  • "AMD to launch next-gen Navi graphics cards at E3 2019" TweakTown 9:11 AM
  • "Rumor: AMD Navi Debuting at E3, Launching July 7 With RTX 2080 Class Performance" WCCFTech 9:11 AM
  • "AMD may launch its next-gen Navi graphics cards at E3 in June" Digital Trends 1:45 PM
  • "From building satellite software at NASA to leading cloud networking at Cisco, this CEO explains why connected devices are the next 'revolution'" Business Insider 7:38 AM
  • "Airtel, Cisco Announce Strategic Alliance to Bring Advanced Connectivity Solutions to Enterprise and SMB Customers" DataQuest 9:03 AM
  • "How tech giants can strangle transformative tech at birth — and how to stop them" The Next Web 8:42 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Services Strategy Hits a Speed Bump: For the first time, app downloads declined year over year. How concerned should the iPhone maker be?" The Motley Fool 5:43 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone: Is This Really a Recovery?" SmarterAnalyst 2:21 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close slightly lower amid lackluster Goldman, Citi earnings: Banks' muted trading activity weighs on revenue" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Ends Lower, Hurt by Goldman, Boeing; S&P 500 Finishes Little Changed: Stocks finish lower Monday following first-quarter earnings from Citigroup and Goldman Sachs." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "US stock averages slip as bank shares head lower" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip on Mixed Earnings: Quarterly reports from Goldman, Citigroup, other banks send shares of lenders swinging" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets struggle as growth worries overshawow trade-deal hopes: Nikkei up around 1.3% as Mnuchin suggests final round of trade talks near" MarketWatch 8:54 AM

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