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Weekend Highlights: Apple Arcade has a challenger on iOS: GameClub which plans to resurrect now dead but classic iPhone games; Apple to build new flagship store in San Jose; and plans second store in Taiwan; Rob Enderle thinks Microsoft's new Edge browser for Mac is major development; with no product to offer, Apple still voted #3 smartglasses player in market survey; Facebook removes more than a million fake accounts every hour; Best Buy cancels Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders given uncertain future of device; full-screen Touch ID rumored in 2020 iPhones; iFixit tears down new MacBook Pro, closer look at new keyboard, AppleInsider doesn't think changes will help issues much; here's a hands-on with new 13" 2019 MacBook Pro; App Store ads frustrate finding apps you want.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple accused of securities fraud over iPhone sales: Hundreds of thousand of Apple investors affected, lawsuit claims" ["'The decision to withhold such unit sales was designed to and would mask declines in unit sales of the company's flagship product,' the suit claimed. Apple and Cook's 'materially false and misleading statements' in November propped up the company's stock, 'which continued to trade at artificially inflated prices,' the suit alleged, characterizing the statements as 'fraud or deceit.'"]  San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 7:58 AM
  • "Exclusive: Apple in talks with potential suppliers of sensors for self-driving cars - sources" ["Apple is seeking lidar units that would be smaller, cheaper and more easily mass produced than current technology, the three people said. The iPhone maker is setting a high bar with demands for a 'revolutionary design,' one of the people familiar with the talks said. The people declined to name the companies Apple has approached."]  Reuters 7:55 AM
  • "Apple self-driving car project advancing, discussions about sensors being had with suppliers" AppleInsider 8:35 AM
  • "Why Qualcomm's return to the iPhone is a huge win for Apple customers: For Apple to lead in the 5G space, it needs Qualcomm. And it knows it."  ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Spent Years Fighting a Massive $30 Billion (at Least) Legal Battle. It All Ended Yesterday" Inc. 7:59 AM
  • "Qualcomm CEO on Apple settlement: We're not going to disclose how much the deal is worth" CNBC 9:42 AM
  • "Apple/Qualcomm: giving peace a chance" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:02 AM
  • "Prior to settlement, Apple got Qualcomm's German fake patent injunction lifted: appeals court deemed it likely flawed" Foss Patents 9:53 AM
  • "Qualcomm settlement with Apple paves way for Huawei dispute: analysts" Reuters 7:56 AM
  • "How 5G drove moves by Apple, Qualcomm and Intel: Apple and Qualcomm this week settled their two-year legal dispute" Reuters 8:03 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple revamping Find My Friends & Find My iPhone in unified app, developing Tile-like personal item tracking" ["The new app will have the same features of the two existing apps, but combined into a single app, which will be available on both iOS and on macOS, as a Marzipan app."]  9to5Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Working on Tile-Like Item Tracker Plus Merged 'Find My iPhone' and 'Find My Friends' App" MacRumors 9:45 AM
  • "Apple may combine Find My Friends and iPhone apps, sell tracking tags" VentureBeat 10:31 AM
  • "Apple to Focus on Productivity With Next macOS, iOS Releases" TechNewsWorld 12:53 PM
  • "Evernote fixes macOS app bug that allowed remote code execution" TechCrunch 9:07 AM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 80 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements" MacRumors 12:20 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Juice for Mac is the missing Bluetooth manager Apple should've made" iDownload Blog 2:20 PM
  • "How to Turn Off 'Hey Siri' on a Mac" OS X Daily 3:04 PM
  • "How to easily record your screen on a Mac computer" Business Insider 2:20 PM
  • "How to work with images in Keynote presentations on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:53 AM
  • "Apple's New Podcast Web Pages" MacMost 9:06 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Why iOS apps will make the Mac a better place... eventually: We're going to have to learn new ways of doing things"  Macworld 8:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "Hedge Acquires Collaborative Final Cut Pro X App Postlab" fcp.co 9:43 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's new long-term India strategy is a bid to win local consumers" Business Insider 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Q1 iPhone Shipments Likely Missed January Expectations says OTR Global" StreetInsider 9:54 AM
  • "Apple and Google yanked TikTok in a giant market over worries about pornography" Business Insider 8:13 AM
  • "T-Mobile says it's working with Apple to bring its new robocall screening feature to iPhone" 9to5Mac 8:59 PM
  • "Hey, Siri: from virtual assistant to BFF?" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:14 AM
  • "Producer of cancelled Steve Jobs musical sued for $6 million" Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "The pay's the thing -- collapsed Bill Gates & Steve Jobs rivalry musical 'Nerds' producer sued for $6M" AppleInsider 8:48 AM
  • "Shot on iPhone XS — Don't mess with Mother — Apple" YouTube 8:27 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Source code of Iranian cyber-espionage tools leaked on Telegram: APT34 hacking tools and victim data leaked on a secretive Telegram channel since last month." ZDNet 8:58 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold display already breaking for reviewers -" Android Authority 2:02 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold display issues emerge after 48 hours" 9to5Google 2:02 PM
  • "My Samsung Galaxy Fold screen broke after just a day" The Verge 1:23 PM
  • "Facebook confirms plans for voice assistant to match Siri, Alexa & Google Assistant" AppleInsider 5:30 PM
  • "Facebook usage is slowly dwindling — but Instagram is booming" [BI Prime] Business Insider 1:10 PM
  • "Bad bots now make up 20 percent of web traffic" ZDNet 8:49 AM
  • "T-Mobile, Comcast launch anti-robocalling feature, claim industry's first" ["The feature will be available to T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers on certain smartphone devices by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc, the mobile carrier said, adding that it is working with other phone makers like Apple Inc to launch the feature in the near future."] Reuters 8:26 AM
  • "T-Mobile, Comcast launch cross-network anti-robocall feature" CNET 8:26 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "NAB -Libsyn Makes Your Podcast Available Everywhere" MacVoices 5:28 PM
  • "Apple and Modems, Buying Roku – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-17" The Mac Observer 12:21 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 032: 'Dark mode convert'" 9to5Mac 12:17 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: April 17, 2019 — Apple, Qualcomm, and 5G iPhones" 9to5Mac 10:26 AM
  • "NAB -FXhome Makes Three Big HitFilm Announcements" MacVoices 9:37 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple's blockbuster legal settlement paves the way for a 5G iPhone" Business Insider 8:15 AM
  • "iPhone Users Under Attack As iOS Chrome Security Sandbox Fails" Forbes 8:00 AM
  • "Pegatron to land revised iPhone 8 orders, says report" DigiTimes 8:39 AM
  • "TSMC Reveals 6 nm Process Technology: 7 nm with Higher Transistor Density" AnandTech 8:53 AM
  • "Apple looking at updated 4.7-inch iPhone based on iPhone 8 for spring 2020" AppleInsider 8:35 AM
  • "Apple could give iPhone 8 an SE-style overhaul" Cult of Mac 8:32 AM
  • "Apple is still interested in self-driving cars as it explores 'revolutionary' LIDAR sensor design" BGR 8:24 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:58 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:58 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to check iPhone photo orientation before taking a picture" 9to5Mac 3:29 PM
Reviews
  • "2019 iMac Pro 8-core i9 versus 2017 iMac Pro 8-core Xeon" Bare Feats 12:00 PM
  • "iPad Pro Diary: The 12.9-inch model has cured my Kindle Paperwhite envy" 9to5Mac 9:42 AM
  • "Review: Kindle Paperwhite (2019) and Kindle (2019)" Six Colors 2:14 PM
  • "Hands on: JBL's fully-wireless Powerbeats Pro rival, the Endurance Peak" AppleInsider 11:29 AM
  • "Test-driving the Logitech Slim Folio Pro keyboard case for 2018 iPad Pro" Apple World Today 8:38 AM
  • "Cavalier Audio Maverick wireless smart speaker review: This Alexa-powered Wi-Fi speaker speaks Bluetooth, too" TechHive 8:29 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Comparing Apple News+ head-to-head, versus Amazon Kindle Magazines" AppleInsider 3:06 PM
  • "Review: Touchtype Pro Offers an Ingenious All-in-One Solution for iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard Users" MacStories 2:14 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to check iPhone photo orientation before taking a picture" 9to5Mac 3:29 PM
  • "How to disable Live Photos on your iPhone or iPad: Live Photos can take up as much as twice the room as a regular photo. Here's how to turn them off and save some space." Macworld 8:30 AM
  • "Why you should get an Apple Pencil even if you don't draw: You don't have to be an artist to get the most out of Apple's beautiful stylus." Macworld 8:29 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's iPhone SE replacement could recycle iPhone 8 tech" SlashGear 8:58 PM
  • "Stunning double-folding concept design shows the iPhone of your dreams" BGR 7:22 PM
  • "People Wearing AirPods Are Making Things Awkward For Everyone Else" BuzzFeed News 1:26 PM
  • "Apple needs revolutionary LiDAR sensors for self-driving cars" iDownload Blog 12:17 PM
  • "Apple in talks over next-gen sensors for autonomous cars: report" ejinsight 9:08 PM
  • "Apple Car: Get the brain right, wheels will follow" Apple Must 11:20 AM
  • "Why is Everybody Getting into Wireless Earbuds?" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:53 AM
  • "With AirPower dead, what does the future hold for Apple's wireless tech?" AppleInsider 8:35 AM
  • "Apple's settlement with Qualcomm was inevitable — thanks to 5G" VentureBeat 2:15 PM
  • "Apple vs. Qualcomm: What happened, who won, and what comes next" iMore 2:13 PM
  • "When Will Apple Release a 5G iPhone?" Gizmodo 11:41 AM
  • "Five big questions about Apple and Qualcomm's surprise settlement: When and how is Apple going to make its first 5G iPhone?" The Verge 9:42 AM
  • "Qualcomm and Apple is No Longer Qualcomm vs. Apple" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:25 AM
  • "Apple-Qualcomm deal reshapes U.S. chip business" Axios 8:55 AM
  • "Editorial: The big loser in the Apple - Qualcomm settlement isn't Intel, it's Android" AppleInsider 8:34 AM
  • "5G iPhone now virtually certain in 2020 [Opinion] Cult of Mac 8:32 AM
  • "Opinion: Here's what likely happened between Apple, Qualcomm and Intel" 9to5Mac 8:30 AM
  • "What the Apple-Qualcomm settlement means for a 5G iPhone: With Qualcomm coming back to iPhones, a 5G iPhone in 2020 is all but assured, and 2019 may even be possible." Macworld 8:29 AM
  • "Why Qualcomm won – and why Tim Cook had to eat humble Apple pie" The Register 8:26 AM
  • "Thoughts on the Apple/Qualcomm settlement" Computerworld 8:25 AM
  • "Why Tim Cook is a better Apple CEO than Steve Jobs/Think Steve Jobs is the greatest tech CEO ever? Think again: Tim Cook wins hands down on every metric." Wired UK 8:15 AM
  • "This Better Not Be the Plan for the New iPhone SE" Gizmodo 9:59 AM
  • "Will the iPhone XE be Apple's next big thing? Apple's next big thing could be an update to its small, budget iPhone."  ZDNet 7:55 AM
Non-Apple
  • "YouTube's CEO Responds to Its Bad Content Problem, Exposes the Core of Its Platform Problem" Gizmodo 6:07 PM
  • "Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy Fold" PC Magazine 3:46 PM
  • "How Google's scandals gave rise to the tech labor movement" Engadget 10:53 AM
  • "The legal problems with AI and music are coming, and no one's prepared" The Verge 9:41 AM
  • "From Landlines To Cellular In The Business Of Recycling: Encourage Innovation & Drive Massive Impact" Forbes 8:55 AM
  • "The Dirty Truth About Green Batteries" Gizmodo 8:48 AM
  • "'Why I write fake online reviews'" BBC 8:03 AM
  • "Fitbit's second act: Can the original fitness band maker stage a comeback with healthcare?" ZDNet 7:54 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple shares Mother's Day 2019 gift guide including AirPods 2, iPhone cases, more" 9to5Mac 8:59 PM
  • "NetNewsWire Now Running on iOS" inessential 3:30 PM
  • "The BEST Fast Charger: If you are looking for the best iPhone fast charger? We've got you covered! We tested A LOT of chargers in order to make this post. And if you find/buy one of our recommend chargers, we've also included a Buyer's guide to to help you shop wisely." Mobile Reviews Eh 2:20 PM
  • "Sonos speakers enable voice control for Apple Music via Amazon's Alexa" AppleInsider 12:49 PM
  • "Uber says you can use Eats with Apple Pay" Apple Must 12:15 PM
  • "Apple Pay comes to Uber Eats in nearly 20 markets" TechCrunch 11:28 AM
  • "Introducing MacStories Unplugged" MacStories 10:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Forza Street For Windows 10, iOS And Android" Redmond Pie 8:55 AM
  • "The 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Beta Is Now Live In New Zealand On iOS and Android" Touch Arcade 8:48 AM
  • "Fortnite 8.40 rolls out with new weapons, planes, and more" Cult of Mac 8:32 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft just took an important step to take on Amazon for a crucial $10 billion cloud contract" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft took an ethical stand on facial recognition just days after being blasted for a sinister AI project in China" Business Insider 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft rejected facial-recognition sales because it'd target women, minorities: Company boss Brad Smith reportedly said it turned down a California law enforcement agency and an unnamed country." CNET 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft didn't want to sell its facial recognition tech to California police" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Ahead of Zoom's IPO, new report says Microsoft repeatedly tried to acquire video conferencing company" GeekWire 7:22 PM
  • "IBM Falls Most Since October After Cloud Growth Disappoints" Bloomberg 1:26 PM
  • "Intel's Interconnected Future: Combining Chiplets, EMIB, and Foveros" AnandTech 8:54 AM
  • "Intel Rises After Saying It Will Drop Out of 5G Smartphone Modem Business" TheStreet 8:25 AM
  • "Intel axes 5G smartphone modem plans after Apple and Qualcomm reconcile" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:25 AM
  • "Intel quits 5G modem business hours after Apple settles with Qualcomm" Ars Technica 8:47 AM
  • "Intel's exit leaves Qualcomm in full control of the 5G smartphone modem roadmap: Can anyone stop Qualcomm's dominance?" PCWorld 9:43 AM
  • "Opinion: Qualcomm-Apple settlement is surprisingly good for Intel, but it's bad news for Samsung/Here's who wins and loses with the end to the Apple-Qualcomm lawsuit" MarketWatch 10:26 AM
  • "Intel swallows Brit chip slinger Omnitek in bid to boost FPGA business" The Register 10:59 AM
  • "AMD brings more performance to embedded processors" BetaNews 8:47 AM
  • "AMD Navi May Support Ray Tracing on Consoles and PC" Digital Trends 8:48 AM
  • "HP's Security Push: Sure Sense & Endpoint Security Controller" AnandTech 11:28 AM
  • "Why HP Inc Should Double Down on Its Dividend" Motley Fool 8:25 AM
  • "Oracle security warning: Customers told to patch ASAP to swat 297 bugs/Update addresses multiple flaws that can be remotely exploited without user credentials." ZDNet 7:54 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Qualcomm gains $30 billion in market value after Apple settlement" Reuters 10:59 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close lower as health-care sector drags on market: Corporate earnings paint mixed picture of economy" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Fall as Declines in IBM and UnitedHealth Pull the Dow Lower: The Dow Jones Industrial Average finishes slightly down on sharp declines in shares of IBM and UnitedHealth." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks caught between corporate struggles, strong China GDP" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Edge Lower, Pulled Down by Health-Care Shares: Insurers and drug companies have tumbled lately on fears that any tightening of regulations will crimp profits" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets little changed as China's economy holds steady: Indexes in Japan, Shanghai edge higher after Wall Street's rebound" MarketWatch 8:57 AM

 
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