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  • "Apple's Settlement With Qualcomm Starts the Clock on Its Own 5G Modem"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:28 AM
  • "Apple payment to Qualcomm estimated at $6 billion, with $9 per iPhone sold in royalties" AppleInsider 8:41 AM
  • "Apple paid up to $6 billion to settle with Qualcomm, UBS estimates" CNBC 1:20 PM
  • "Apple Paid an Estimated $5-$6 Billion to Settle Qualcomm Dispute, Plus $8-$9 Per iPhone in Royalty Fees" MacRumors 1:20 PM
  • "The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm"  Business Wire 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Watch authentication expanding on the Mac" ["Starting with macOS 10.15, Apple is working on making Apple Watch authentication on the Mac go even further. According to sources familiar with the development of macOS, the next major version of the operating system will allow users to authenticate other operations on the Mac beyond just unlocking the machine with their watch."]  9to5Mac 8:29 AM
  • "macOS 10.15 will let you authenticate other operations on your Mac with Apple Watch beyond simply unlocking the computer" iDownload Blog 9:26 AM
  • "Google Chrome to get a Reader Mode: Feature already active in Chrome Canary distributions. Here's how to enable it." ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "NAB 2019 Final Round-Up" 8:52 AM
  • "How to apply OCR to scanned PDFs on Mac" 9to5Mac 4:06 PM
  • "How to retain an Apple ID while switching your iCloud email address: If your main iCloud address has become unusable due to spam or unwanted emails, there's a trick that could help." Macworld 8:13 AM
  • "How I Use Drafts on iPhone, macOS, and Apple Watch" The Sweet Setup 9:50 AM
  • "How to disable media key control in Chrome" AddictiveTips 6:07 PM
  • "Creating a Billing and Invoicing System In Numbers" MacMost 9:02 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Truly innovative products leave their mark on the world instead of the planet." Apple 11:58 AM
  • "Environmental Responsibility Report: 2019 Progress Report, covering fiscal year 2018" [87-page PDF] Apple 11:59 AM
  • "Apple's 2019 Environmental Responsibility Report touts increased focus on recycling and material recovery" AppleInsider 12:09 PM
  • "Apple shares its 2019 Environmental Responsibility Report" 9to5Mac 12:09 PM
  • "Apple's overall carbon footprint was 35% lower in the past 3 years (and other tidbits from its 2019 Environment report)" iDownload Blog 1:20 PM
  • "Apple expands global recycling programs: Apple today announced a major expansion of its recycling programs, quadrupling the number of locations US customers can send their iPhone to be disassembled by Daisy, its recycling robot. Daisy will disassemble and recycle select used iPhones returned to Best Buy stores throughout the US and KPN retailers in the Netherlands."  Apple 8:12 AM
  • "New Apple lab uses robots to rip apart devices for recycling materials" Reuters 8:42 AM
  • "Apple's next big thing could one day be an all-recycled iPhone. Environmental boss Lisa Jackson tells us about the ambitious plan to get there." Business Insider 8:37 AM
  • "How Apple's Daisy iPhone recycling robot works: Apple's robot can pull apart 1.2 million iPhones a year, or 200 per hour." CNET 8:29 AM
  • "Apple expands and renames recycling program, opens Material Recovery Lab" VentureBeat 8:47 AM
  • "Apple is looking to beef up staff for Apple News: If Apple wants to be in the services business, it has to build out teams that can draw new users to those products. The company is looking to hire accordingly."  Digiday 8:53 AM
  • "Apple holds environment-focused event at Apple Park with Jaden, Will, and Jada Smith" 9to5Mac 8:35 PM
  • "Report: iPhone outsells Samsung in the US" 9to5Mac 12:25 PM
  • "Apple highlights accessories in its 2019 Mother's Day gift guide" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Deirdre O'Brien joins Instagram to share photos from global Apple Store tour" 9to5Mac 5:38 PM
  • "New Apple retail head Deirdre O'Brien joins Instagram, shares pics from trip to Hong Kong & Macau" AppleInsider 6:07 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook admits to storing plaintext passwords for millions of Instagram users" ZDNet 4:07 PM
  • "Amazon strikes at Spotify with new free streaming music with ads" VentureBeat 4:06 PM
  • "LG struggles to deliver on its promise of faster Android updates" Engadget 8:42 AM
  • "Google pulls popular Chinese Android apps over large-scale ad fraud" Engadget 8:42 AM
  • "Foxconn Wisconsin saga continues, as state seeks to renegotiate deal to reflect reality" 9to5Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Foxconn's Deal With Wisconsin Should Be Revised, Gov. Tony Evers Says" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:12 AM
  • "MacVoices #19113: NAB -FiLMic Pro Gains Freefly Cinema Robot Support and A New Audio App" MacVoices 7:30 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 221: iOS 13 iPad features detailed, macOS Sidecar, Qualcomm and 5G iPhones" 9to5Mac 2:01 PM
  • "Robocallers, Advertising Consent – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-18" The Mac Observer 12:44 PM
  • "Podcast: Qualcomm Jumps 12% Jump After its Fight With Apple Ends" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:42 AM
  • "iOS 13 rumors, Apple and Qualcomm, how to disable Live Photos, and your hot takes: Macworld Podcast episode 647" Macworld 8:29 AM
  • "NAB -Zoom Expands and Improves Their Audio Recorder Line" MacVoices 7:00 AM
  • "Kuo: 2019 iPhones to Feature 12MP Front Cameras, Special Black Coating to Hide Lenses, and More"  MacRumors 8:13 AM
  • "Kuo: Apple upgrading front camera in 2019 iPhones to 12 megapixels, ultra-wide lens 'inconspicuous' thanks to new coating" 9to5Mac 8:30 AM
  • "This year's iPhones could have much better selfie cameras" The Verge 9:10 AM
  • "Here's more evidence that Apple's 2019 iPhones will come with one of the Galaxy S10's best features" Business Insider 8:47 AM
  • "Intel Announces 5G Exit: Can Qualcomm Be Apple's Chip Supplier?" Market Realist 4:29 PM
  • "Apple's reportedly making a tag to track your things" The Next Web 8:48 AM
  • "Force-sensing gloves could control an iPhone by detecting gestures and how objects are gripped" AppleInsider 8:15 AM
  • "Apple continues to evolve their Future Headset with a Specific new Sensor that Tracks & Defines Head Movements" Patently Apple 1:37 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:07 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:07 AM
  • "iPad Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:07 AM

  • "Samsung Galaxy Buds vs. Apple's new AirPods (2019): We subjected both earbuds to a battery of testing to help you determine which pair is best." SoundGuys 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Galaxy Watch Active: What's the best smartwatch?" CNET 8:29 AM
  • "What's the difference: iPad mini 5 versus iPad mini 4" AppleInsider 12:08 PM
  • "Fitbit Versa Lite review: The basics aren't enough" Engadget 1:37 PM
  • "Crucial P1 SSD Review: Nimble NVMe Storage For Pennies Per Gig" HotHardware 11:55 AM
  • "Review: Clayton and Crume handmade leather watch bands are one of a kind" AppleInsider 4:16 PM
iOS Apps
  • "Will Chris Hemsworth's new fitness app get you ripped like Thor? [Review] Cult of Mac 1:12 PM
  • "Clear Safari history the right way on iOS" Cult of Mac 3:10 PM
  • "How to customize Gmail swipe actions on iPhone" iDownload Blog 8:47 AM
  • "Become an iOS developer: How to start developing for iPad and iPhone" Android Authority 8:47 AM
  • "How to use Apple Maps to find retailers that take Apple Pay" Macworld 8:13 AM
  • "5 tips and tricks to get the most out of your AirPods" Business Insider 11:56 AM
  • "iOS Mail: What's the Difference Between Push and Fetch?" The Mac Observer 10:11 AM
  • "Apple vs. Facebook Enters a New Era: With two pivots on the horizon, here's what you should know" Medium: OneZero 1:37 PM
  • "Additional Notes on Qualcomm and Apple Settlement" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:43 PM
  • "Samsung just proved why Apple's always late: Several Samsung Galaxy Fold review devices seem to have badly malfunctioned. What's the actual benefit of being first, if you can't be good?" ZDNet 12:42 PM
  • "How your enterprise can help reduce e-waste: Apple is quadrupling the extent of its iPhone recycling scheme, but what can your business do to help?" Computerworld 11:55 AM
  • "How MacStories Instigated My iPad-First Journey" MacStories 10:15 AM
  • "Apple Store app should show your estimated wait for Genius Bar" 9to5Mac 9:52 AM
  • "Apple owes everyone an apology and it should start with me, specifically: Its butterfly keyboard design has failed, but Apple has yet to substantially admit that it has made a very big mistake."  The Outline 8:57 AM
  • "Tim Cook? Pffft, Apple's recycling robot Daisy deserves employee of the year" TrustedReviews 8:57 AM
  • "Everyone's a Winner in Apple-Qualcomm Settlement" TechNewsWorld 8:52 AM
  • "How a top VC went from carrying Steve Jobs' bags during the Apple IPO to betting on companies that can lower costs and make going to the doctor less terrible" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:37 AM
  • "Here's how to fix Apple's Butterfly keyboard problem: Buy a PC"  PCWorld 8:21 AM
  • "What if The T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Doesn't Go Through?" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:43 PM
  • "The massive Google shift you probably haven't noticed: Google is quietly repositioning the very foundation of its business — and if you aren't watching closely, this monumental move might be easy to miss." Computerworld 11:59 AM
  • "Has the Samsung Galaxy Fold already failed?" iMore 2:39 PM
  • "Hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy Fold and its foldable display" [Video] Mashable 1:38 PM
  • "Editorial: Why is Samsung's Galaxy Fold graded on a curve?" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "OtterBox launches handsome textured cases for 2018 iPhone" Cult of Mac 4:54 PM
  • "BlackBerry Messenger will soon be the latest messaging service to die" Business Insider 8:07 PM
  • "BlackBerry Messenger (yes, that BBM) is shutting down on May 31st: A paid, enterprise version will live on" The Verge 2:01 PM
  • "Wearable Medical Devices: Worldwide Industry Insights Report, 2019" PRNewswire 12:24 PM
  • "A Brief History of The Prompt and Connected" MacStories 12:15 PM
Computer Industry
  • "Why did Intel kill off their modem program?" SemiAccurate 6:39 AM
  • "Intel Quits 5G Modem Business Shortly After Apple And Qualcomm Reconcile" Business Times 6:53 AM
  • "Has Samsung been chosen for Intel Xe GPU manufacturing?" Hexus 6:52 AM
  • "Intel buys FPGA developer Omnitek" ee News 6:52 AM
  • "AMD shows off Ryzen R1000 CPU that will power the Atari VCS: Embedded SoC will show up in console at the butt-end of 2019" The Inquirer 6:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Issues Serious Windows 10 Update Warning" Forbes 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's confusing facial recognition policy, from China to California" VentureBeat 2:54 PM
  • "Microsoft denies Cali feds access to facial recognition tech in shocking show of ethics: Erik Estrada wouldn't have stood for this" The Inquirer 10:02 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires Express Logic for its real-time internet of things operating system" VentureBeat 11:57 AM
  • "Microsoft is planning an 85in Surface Hub for 2020: Excel sells" The Inquirer 6:41 AM
  • "Disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is a natural progression for Microsoft: A disc-less Xbox One S is here, and that's not as strange as it seems on the surface." Windows Central 11:57 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: Microsoft is bringing together the Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at a lower monthly price." Tech Advisor 8:18 AM
  • "IBM is preparing to close its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, but Wall Street has 'real question marks' after its 'mediocre' quarter" [BI Prime] Business Insider 4:14 PM
  • "IBM's Mainframe Sales Crashed. That's Normal.: It's business as usual in the back half of the product cycle." The Motley Fool 7:04 AM
  • "HP reveals boosted professional-grade laptop lineup" IT PRO (UK) 6:51 AM
  • "HP's $449 Chromebook 15 Has Razor-Thin Bezels, All-Day Battery" LAPTOP Magazine 12:15 PM
  • "Longtime Dell Lawyer Becomes General Counsel of Ingredion: Janet Bawcom has left a 20-year in-house law career at Dell Technologies Inc. to become general counsel and corporate secretary of Ingredion Inc." Corporate Counsel 6:48 AM
  • "Dell seemingly cannot fix the XPS 15 9570's DPC latency issues" Notebook Check 6:48 AM
  • "Oracle issues nearly 300 patches in quarterly update" Sophos 7:04 AM
  • "Cisco warns over critical router flaw: Admins with Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers need to urgently address a remotely exploitable flaw." ZDNet 7:00 AM
  • "Cisco: These are the flaws DNS hijackers are using in their attacks/Sophisticated hacking group taps wide set of vulnerabilities as part of their global hacking spree." ZDNet 7:20 AM
  • "TSMC upbeat on chip outlook after Apple-Qualcomm settlement; first quarter disappoints" Reuters 7:01 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "TSMC upbeat on chip outlook after Apple-Qualcomm settlement; first quarter disappoints" Reuters 8:42 AM
  • "Apple chip supplier TMSC sees biggest profit drop since 2011" AppleInsider 8:29 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher as investors digest plethora of earnings, economic data: Pinterest soars by double digits on debut" MarketWatch 4:01 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 4:00 PM
  • "Stocks Reverse Higher As Pinterest Stock Goes Public, Zoom Soars On IPO: On a day in which Pinterest stock went public and Zoom also launched a widely watched IPO, the stock market shook off early weakness and closed higher Thursday." Investor's Business Daily 4:00 PM
  • "Stocks up on IPOs, retail sales, gains of industrial firm shares" FOXBusiness 4:00 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" [Paid Membership Required] 4:00 PM
  • "Why stock-market investors aren't celebrating China's upbeat GDP surprise: The Chinese economy grew 6.4% in the first quarter, beating expectations" MarketWatch 7:12 AM

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