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  • "Qualcomm and Apple agree to drop all litigation: Qualcomm and Apple today announced an agreement to dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide. The settlement includes a payment from Apple to Qualcomm. The companies also have reached a six-year license agreement, effective as of April 1, 2019, including a two-year option to extend, and a multiyear chipset supply agreement."  Apple 3:52 PM
  • "Apple and Qualcomm Agree to Drop All Litigation: Tech giants were squaring off in battle over chip royalties, with billions of dollars potentially at stake" [Paid Membership Required] 3:40 PM
  • "Qualcomm stock surges on Apple legal settlement" ["The settlement includes a payment from Apple to Qualcomm as well as a chipset supply agreement, suggesting that Apple will buy Qualcomm chips for future iPhones. The companies did not say how much the payment will be."] CNBC 3:49 PM
  • "Apple and Qualcomm Settle All Disputes Worldwide: Just as a trial had begun in a federal courtroom in San Diego over a suit Apple had filed against Qualcomm, the two companies said they had essentially made up." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:41 PM
  • "Qualcomm stock surges after settling long patent dispute with Apple: Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday won a major victory in settling its wide-ranging legal dispute with Apple Inc, signing a six-year patent license deal and a supply agreement that could pave the way to getting its modem chips back in the iPhone, which featured only Intel Corp chips last year."  Reuters 3:41 PM
  • "Apple, Qualcomm settle lawsuits over iPhone chips: The agreement includes the dismissal of all litigation between the two companies worldwide" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3:43 PM
  • "Apple and Qualcomm settle their antitrust/FRAND/patent dispute: clash of California tech giants is amicably resolved" Foss Patents 3:55 PM
  • "Apple, Qualcomm agree to end all patent litigation: The companies also came to six-year license agreement, effective April 1, as well as a multiyear chipset supply agreement." ZDNet 3:41 PM
  • "Qualcomm Deal Means Apple's 5G iPhone Is Back on for 2020: Apple's settlement with Qualcomm takes some of the mystery out of when iPhones will hop onto the new 5G networks, and takes a lot of air out of the Android world's competitive sails." PC Magazine 3:42 PM
  • "Apple settles with Qualcomm - the 5G iPhone looks more real" Computerworld 3:43 PM
  • "Apple and Qualcomm bury the hatchet in royalties battle royal" AFP 7:54 PM
  • "Apple and Qualcomm settle licensing dispute amid trial: The news broke during opening arguments in their multibillion-dollar trial." CNET 3:46 PM
  • "Apple settles Qualcomm lawsuit over 5G chips" Telegraph 3:43 PM
  • "Apple likens Qualcomm chips to fried chicken as trial begins: A trial opened Tuesday in a complex contract and anti-trust dispute between Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc with the iPhone maker using a fried chicken analogy to explain its claim that the chip company is abusing its market power."  Reuters 1:57 PM
  • "Billions at stake as Apple vs Qualcomm trial begins" AFP 10:56 AM
  • "Common sense against Qualcomm: Apple stresses smartphone functionality also works without modem chip—over WiFi—but Qualcomm wants royalties on entire device" Foss Patents 1:37 PM
  • "Apple-Qualcomm Jury Includes Woman Who's Never Owned Smartphone" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:48 AM
  • "Apple vs. Qualcomm Jury Includes Retired MLB Pitcher and Woman Who's Never Owned a Smartphone" MacRumors 10:09 AM
  • "Apple Arcade May Be Its Most Important New Subscription Service" ["But Arcade could turn out to be more important to Apple than TV+ because it's going to cannibalize a business that's already showing signs of slowing down, just like Apple Music cannibalized iTunes with great success."]  Motley Fool 8:21 AM
  • "Apple called 'whimsical feudal lord' in Swedish publisher's open letter supporting Spotify complaint" VentureBeat 8:09 AM
  • "Apple planning Luna Display-like desktop extension feature for macOS 10.15, codenamed 'Sidecar'"  9to5Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Apple rumored to add official iPad external display support in macOS 10.15" The Verge 10:02 AM
  • "Apple Revises 2018 MacBook Air Display Brightness to Up to 400 Nits After macOS 10.14.4 Release" MacRumors 1:31 PM
  • "Adblock Plus filters can be abused to execute malicious code in browsing sessions: The vendor was not aware of the problem until public disclosure." ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "How to mirror or extend your Mac display to Apple TV" iDownload Blog 1:37 PM
  • "How to find and clean what's eating up your Mac's disk storage" Macworld 8:02 AM
  • "MorphVOX Mac is not very practical, but it's really fun" Apple World Today 7:52 AM
  • "Photo Motion Animation 2.5D Effect Using Only Preview and Keynote" MacMost 9:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "Coda 2.7: We have a huge update to a great Mac web code editor." Panic 4:46 PM
  • "MuTools releases MuLab 8." MuTools 4:23 PM
  • "How to fix MacBook Pro keyboard problems with Unshaky" 9to5Mac 10:09 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Samsung fights back in EU as iPhone XR tops UK charts"  Kantar Worldpanel 7:56 AM
  • "SC stay on ban, government asks Apple & Google to take down TikTok app" The Economic Times 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Donating to Notre Dame Rebuilding Efforts in Paris After Historic Cathedral Damaged in Fire" MacRumors 10:01 AM
  • "Apple will help rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral after its massive fire, according to CEO Tim Cook" Business Insider 10:02 AM
  • "Apple will donate money to rebuild Notre Dame" TechCrunch 10:02 AM
  • "Apple will dramatically expand iPhone production in India: Local manufacturing will allow Apple to dodge Indian import duties." Ars Technica 10:57 AM
  • "Indian government wants Apple to boot TikTok out of the App Store" Cult of Mac 7:59 AM
  • "TikTok downloads ordered to be blocked on iOS and Android in India over porn and other illegal content" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "India asks Google and Apple to ban TikTok — because 'porn'" The Next Web 8:32 AM
  • "Huawei says not discussed 5G chipsets with Apple, wins more telco gear contracts" Reuters 7:56 AM
  • "Apple to Open Retail Store in London's Knightsbridge Estate" MacRumors 8:38 AM
  • "Apple plans to open new retail store in London's Knightsbridge" Cult of Mac 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's temporary Fifth Avenue store coping with bed bug infestation" AppleInsider 10:57 AM
  • "Apple really wants you to wave your iPad Pro around: A new iPad Pro ad tries to show how it's the indispensable portable computer. It also shows how you're supposed to show it off." ZDNet 10:08 AM
  • "Handheld Xenon flash gives iPhone photos studio pop" Cult of Mac 10:02 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Netflix Not Concerned With New Streaming Services Coming From Apple and Disney" MacRumors 4:07 PM
  • "Justice Department reportedly warns T-Mobile and Sprint that merger approval is unlikely: Antitrust concerns might still bring this whole thing down" The Verge 4:20 PM
  • "T-Mobile-Sprint Deal Runs Into Resistance From DOJ Antitrust Staff: DOJ staff told wireless rivals deal is unlikely to be approved as structured, according to people familiar with the matter" [Paid Membership Required] 4:07 PM
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint merger is 'unlikely' without major changes: The Justice Department apparently isn't happy." Engadget 4:06 PM
  • "You Could Be Looking at Huge Fines From the FCC for Your Bootleg Streaming Devices" Gizmodo 4:05 PM
  • "Google is ditching plans to open an Apple Store-like retail space in Chicago: It may not mean the end of Google's retail ambitions" The Verge 1:36 PM
  • "Exclusive: What to Expect From Sony's Next-Gen PlayStation" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:30 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg leveraged Facebook user data to fight rivals and help friends, leaked documents show"  NBC News 1:32 PM
  • "15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook: Scandals. Backstabbing. Resignations. Record profits. Time Bombs. In early 2018, Mark Zuckerberg set out to fix Facebook. Here's how that turned out."  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:30 AM
  • "Facebook staff followed CNN camera crew to the bathroom over fears they would spy after the worst scandal in its history" Business Insider 8:20 AM
  • "Scranos, a new rootkit malware, steals passwords and pushes YouTube clicks" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "NAB -Switcher Studio's Teams, LinkedIn Partnership, and Microsoft Stream Integration" MacVoices 3:41 PM
  • "Facial Recognition and Law Enforcement – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-16" The Mac Observer 1:16 PM
  • "NAB -CEntrance Introduces A Portable Mixer/Recorder" MacVoices 10:32 AM
  • "iMore show 653: AirPlaybnb/The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!" iMore 10:08 AM
  • "Michael Cioni: The State of the Digital Union - NAB 2019" 10:08 AM
  • "New Book Contends That Tim Cook Is A Better CEO Than Steve Jobs Ever Was" [Interview with Leander Kahney] Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 287: Keep your eyes on this" iDownload Blog 8:13 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 107 – Interview: Ten Years of MacStories with Federico Viticci" MacStories 8:12 AM
  • "Apple and Qualcomm settle dispute, paving way for 5G iPhone: Companies agree to drop litigation worldwide and sign six-year license deal" Nikkei 5:22 PM
  • "Apple to integrate Qualcomm's 5G chips in iPhone by 2020, report says" AppleInsider 5:22 PM
  • "Intel exits smartphone modem business on heels of Apple-Qualcomm settlement" AppleInsider 6:55 PM
  • "What we might expect from Apple's A13 chip: The A13 will surely be Apple's fastest iPhone chip yet, but the focus will likely be on the Neural Engine."  Macworld 8:02 AM
  • "Charging Apple Pencil doesn't play nice with car key fobs" Cult of Mac 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Says an Issue With Its New Pencil Can Stop You From Unlocking Your Car" Digital Trends 8:08 AM
  • "iOS 13 leaks suggest Apple is finally about to unleash the iPad as a computer for grownups" The Register 8:32 AM
  • "Future Apple HomePod could customize audio experience to suit multiple users in the same room" AppleInsider 7:56 AM
  • "Future HomePods and Mac speakers may adjust their audio based on a listener's location" Apple World Today 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Won Patents Today Covering the MacBook Pro's 'Touch Bar' and their Next-Gen Scanning Depth Engine" Patently Apple 8:09 AM
  • "iPad 2 Heading for Vintage and Obsolete Products List" The Mac Observer 1:56 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM

  • "Review: The iMac 5K with Intel i9 & Vega graphics encroaches on iMac Pro territory" AppleInsider 2:04 PM
  • "Apple's latest iMacs are fast and familiar: The design is still the same, but the performance jump is real" The Verge 10:03 AM
  • "iPad Air and iPad mini 2019 review: Apple's tablets strike an ideal balance/These are clearly more appealing to most people than Apple's 2018 iPad or iPad Pro." Ars Technica 8:13 AM
  • "Apple AirPods (2019) Review: More of a mid-cycle update akin to an iPhone 'S', the 2019 AirPods have an optional wireless charging case, improved Siri functionality and updated internals" TrustedReviews 8:54 AM
  • "'Tim Cook' Review: How to Succeed a Success/No one considered Tim Cook a visionary on par with his famous predecessor. But under his leadership, Apple has seen a number of triumphs." [Paid Membership Required] 8:18 AM
  • "'Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level' Is an Insightful Look at the Values that Guide the Company's CEO" [Book Review] MacStories 8:12 AM
  • "How Steve Jobs finally persuaded a 37-year-old Tim Cook to join a near-bankrupt Apple in 1998" [Book Excerpt] CNBC 8:45 AM
  • "Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock for Mac review" 9to5Mac 10:02 AM
  • "Review: Logitech Slim Pro Folio is a great iPad keyboard, though not necessarily slim" AppleInsider 1:32 PM
  • "Logitech Slim Folio Pro, hands on: A lightweight, sturdy keyboard for Apple's 3rd gen iPad Pro" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "Silk Kung Fu Grip iPhone Case review: Thin but tough" iMore 1:36 PM
  • "How to make music with an iPad and a 'classic' Swedish synth" Cult of Mac 3:49 PM
  • "How to turn off shake to undo on iPhone" 9to5Mac 3:43 PM
  • "How to use split screen mode on iPhone and iPad" TechRadar UK 8:56 AM
  • "How To Pair The Elegant Apple AirPods With Android" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "Seven Useful Tips Every Apple Watch Owner Should Know" MacRumors 6:01 PM
  • "22 Chrome for iPad Keyboard Shortcuts" OS X Daily 3:52 PM
  • "10 hidden Activity app features that will take your fitness to the next level" Cult of Mac 1:32 PM
  • "19+ brilliant Apple Watch tricks and tips" Computerworld 11:08 AM
  • "7 Helpful Tips For Apple AirPods You Need To Know" Forbes 7:53 AM
  • "Here's the management tactic Apple CEO Tim Cook uses to keep employees on their toes" Business Insider 3:52 PM
  • "Forget Netflix, Apple Should Be Buying Roku" Motley Fool 3:43 PM
  • "Good for Apple, Better for Qualcomm: though it cost Qualcomm much more" [Paid Membership Required] 8:45 PM
  • "Apple and Qualcomm surprisingly settle their legal differences, and it's pretty clear who won" PCWorld 7:55 PM
  • "Fried chicken vs $13: Apple, Qualcomm explain claims to jury as trial opens" Reuters 5:22 PM
  • "Apple and Qualcomm Settle Sweeping Patent Suits" Thurrott 3:54 PM
  • "Surprise! Apple and Qualcomm just settled: Is a 5G iPhone coming soon?" Pocket-lint 3:42 PM
  • "Apple and Qualcomm surprisingly settle their legal differences, and it's pretty clear who won: It isn't Apple." Macworld 3:42 PM
  • "Apple helping rebuild Notre Dame is a perfect example of how it's changed under Tim Cook" BGR 1:37 PM
  • "Is Apple's modular Mac Pro doomed to flop?" Cult of Mac 1:32 PM
  • "Cassandra -Working with large RAW images on the iPad Pro" eXtensions 9:56 AM
  • "I wear fitness trackers all the time... and I still gained weight. Here's why: Using a device won't make you healthy." CNET 8:57 AM
  • "By the book: Why Apple makes the headline" Macworld 8:02 AM
  • "Opinion: Google deserves to overtake LG w/ the Pixel" 9to5Google 4:53 PM
  • "LG's revolutionary upgrade letdown: Congratulations, LG! You set out to make your mark on the realm of Android upgrades — and one year later, you've certainly earned the right to recognition." Computerworld 1:26 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold Unfolds the Future" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:20 AM
  • "Comic: R.I.P. Mix. Burn." iMore 8:46 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Halide camera app gains new Siri Shortcuts, cut size in half with Swift 5" 9to5Mac 3:49 PM
  • "Upgrade and Expand Your Mac Storage Memory with OWC's Awe-Inspiring New Aura Pro X2 internal NVME Flash SSD offering Incredible Capacity up to 2.0TB and Breakthrough Speed" PRNewswire 8:47 AM
  • "New Mobile Device Investigator™ from ADF Solutions for iOS and Android Smartphones" PRNewswire 8:47 AM
  • "'Tropico' for iPhone Gets a Release Date and Supported iPhone List From Feral Interactive" Touch Arcade 10:08 AM
  • "'Forza Street' is coming to iOS and Android later this year for free from Microsoft" Touch Arcade 8:20 AM
  • "'Dragalia Lost' Will Get a New Chapter for the Main Campaign Later Today and a New Addition to the Advanced Dragon Trials" Touch Arcade 8:20 AM
  • "Just Eat acquires iPad POS system Practi in attempt to lock-in restaurants" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "Shutterstock for iOS adds new 'View in Room' augmented reality feature" 9to5Mac 8:04 AM
  • "EarthDesk Adds New Satellite Cloud Imagery" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Procreate for iPad update adds sought-after typography features" AppleInsider 7:56 AM
  • "10 essential iPhone photography accessories" Apple Must 7:52 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns" Reuters 6:54 PM
  • "Hackers reportedly abused Microsoft's customer support to read Hotmail, email" PC World 6:19 AM
  • "Outlook security breach: Microsoft admits that hackers accessed email accounts, content for six months" The Economic Times 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's ambitious new environmental goals include shifting data centers to 70% renewable energy by 2023" GeekWire 6:19 AM
  • "Microsoft's green plan: Our data centers will run on 60% renewable energy by 2020/Microsoft sets new environmental targets and doubles its internal carbon tax." ZDNet 6:40 AM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox E3 showcase is set for June 9th: The company promises its 'biggest' E3 presence ever." Engadget 12:27 PM
  • "Microsoft leaps into lead for HR software trials: Despite only being available for two years Dynamics Talent is most evaluated HCM software, according to a Computing study" Computing 6:40 AM
  • "Intel axes 5G smartphone modem plans after Apple and Qualcomm reconcile" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:42 PM
  • "Intel says it will exit the 5G modem market as Apple and Qualcomm strike multi-year deal" The Verge 7:05 PM
  • "Intel exits 5G phone modem business after Apple-Qualcomm settlement" VentureBeat 7:05 PM
  • "Intel giving up on 5G tech explains Apple's sudden Qualcomm settlement" Engadget 7:05 PM
  • "Intel Exits 5G Smartphone Modem Market; Other Client Modem Businesses to Be Reviewed" AnandTech 7:37 PM
  • "Intel reveals 8th-gen Core vPro chips aimed at road-warrior laptops: If you vPro, you vPro" The Inquirer 11:28 AM
  • "Intel acquires programmable chip designer Omnitek for visual processing" VentureBeat 11:45 AM
  • "Intel acquires UK's Omnitek to double down on FPGA solutions for video and AI applications" TechCrunch 11:46 AM
  • "Intel Core i5-9400F vs. AMD Ryzen 5 2600X: Hexacore Sans-Graphics" TechSpot 6:31 AM
  • "With Ryzen 3000 coming soon, what can the AMD 2700X 50th Anniversary Ed offer?" PCGamesN 6:31 AM
  • "AMD Will Release 50Th Anniversary 2700X And RX 590S" MegaGames 6:31 AM
  • "AMD could mark its 50th anniversary with a special Ryzen 7 chip: Silicon celebrations" The Inquirer 6:19 AM
  • "Unitus Ventures, Dell Foundation back India education finance company Eduvanz" Impact Alpha 6:29 AM
  • "IBM Stock Is Dropping After the Company Missed Revenue Forecasts" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:01 PM
  • "IBM first-quarter revenues miss as cloud unit cools" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:46 PM
  • "IBM quarterly revenue misses estimates on weak cloud, services demand" Reuters 3:46 PM
  • "Why IBM's Revenues Are Missing the Mark in Q1" 24/7 Wall St. 3:53 PM
  • "IBM Vet Peter Porter Appointed Oracle Federal System Sales Director" GovconWire 6:41 AM
  • "IBM's CEO to deliver commencement address at NCSU" WRAL TechWire 7:00 AM
  • "Oracle splats 300 vulns in MySQL, Database, Fusion, etc, pours fresh brew of Java SE terms" The Register 6:01 PM
  • "Next year Samsung will mass produce more powerful chips that consume less energy" phoneArena 6:32 AM
  • "China and it's Pursuit for Chip Self-Sufficiency (Part 2)" EE Times Asia 6:14 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Qualcomm stock skyrockets 23% as Apple legal battle concludes" TechCrunch 3:50 PM
  • "Qualcomm shares spike 23% on Apple settlement" Axios 3:43 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher as Nasdaq reclaims the 8,000-mark after 6 months: Qualcomm soars on legal settlement with Apple" MarketWatch 4:36 PM
  • "Stocks End Up but UnitedHealth Weakness Slows Dow Advance: Stocks are higher but a fall in shares of UnitedHealth limited gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average." TheStreet 4:36 PM
  • "Stocks up despite health care company worries" FOXBusiness 4:36 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks post modest gains on Wall Street" Associated Press 4:36 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Slightly Higher: Health care is worst-performing group in the S&P 500 this year" [Paid Membership Required] 4:36 PM
  • "Asian markets rise as China stocks rebound over 2% higher: Telecoms gain in Japan, Asiana surges again in Korea" MarketWatch 7:05 AM

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