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  • "Apple said Qualcomm's tech was no good. But in private communications, it was 'the best.'"  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:22 AM
  • "Court documents show Apple purposefully bought pools of cheap patents to help make Qualcomm's royalty demands appear overpriced" 9to5Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Apple dismissed Qualcomm's tech in public, while praising it in private: The iPhone maker called Qualcomm's engineering 'the best' in a memo, according to a Washington Post report." CNET 2:21 PM
  • "Apple's Sinister Plan To Squeeze Qualcomm IP Royalty Payments Was Hatched Years Ago" HotHardware 4:52 PM
  • "'One more thing': Apple fails in legal bid over Swatch trademark/Apple's bid to stop watch company Swatch using the phrase 'one more thing' in Australia has failed, despite the tech giant arguing the term was synonymous with its iconic co-founder Steve Jobs."  Sydney Morning Herald 10:02 AM
  • "Apple's interest in self-driving cars reported to be revving up" Digital Trends 11:31 AM
  • "Apple expects greater cooperation with China on clean energy"  Xinhua 4/19
  • "Old Apple iPhones don't die, they get recycled"  phoneArena 4/19
  • "Apple expands Recycling Programs with more drop-off locations for used devices" Canadian Reviewer 4/19
  • "Apple plans to bring more iOS features to the Mac" Mashable 2:52 PM
  • "Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time coming to the Mac"  9to5Mac 4/19
  • "Apple could be adding Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time to macOS" TechCrunch 4/19
  • "Apple reportedly bringing Screen Time, Siri Shortcuts, and other iOS features to the Mac" The Verge 4/19
  • "macOS Messages Freezes or Crashes, Fix" macReports 8:39 AM
  • "When iTunes says to 'restore your iPhone,' do you have to? A bug in iTunes can be generally bypassed by quitting the app and relaunching." Macworld 4/19
  • "How to AirDrop files from a Mac computer to other Apple devices" Business Insider 4/19
  • "How to right click on a Mac computer in three different ways" Business Insider 4/19
  • "Here's How You Can Turn off 'Hey Siri' On Your Mac" WCCFTech 4/19
  • "Glitch an Image On Your Mac Using Audacity" MacMost 4/19
  • "Siri Shortcuts, iMessages effects, and more headed to Mac later this year! That 'Slam' effect may actually work on your Mac iMessages in macOS 10.15." iMore 4/19
  • "Apple Bringing Major iPhone Features to the Mac With macOS 10.15" Thurrott 4/19
  • "iOS' Shortcuts feature will come to macOS, but what about Automator?" Ars Technica 4/19
  • "Siri Shortcuts on the Mac could be Apple's replacement strategy for Automator (and AppleScript?)" Apple World Today 4/19
  • "Guilherme Rambo: macOS 10.15 to Ship with Screen Time and Siri Shortcuts" 512 Pixels 4/19
  • "Any alternative to Apple's ecosystem? Yes, but you'll have to Google it: Apple isn't the only one with an expansive ecosystem of products, services, and software."  ZDNet 4/19
  • "Three ways Apple's own Marzipan apps can benefit macOS" Macworld 4/19
  • "What we think we know about macOS 10.15" Apple Must 4/19
Press Releases
  • "7 Free Open Source macOS Apps for Guitarists" Apple Gazette 4/19
  • "Memo: Finally, an elegant way to organize your sticky notes." Bloop Software 4/19
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple TV marketing team adds new exec for Apple TV+" 9to5Mac 8:21 AM
  • "Watch Steve Jobs prank call Starbucks live on stage during the very first iPhone event" BGR 8:20 AM
  • "CIRP: Apple tops US sales charts in Q1, Samsung a close second" GSMArena 4/19
  • "Apple is chipping away at Samsung in the U.S." Apple Must 4/19
  • "Apple's newly appointed retail boss Deirdre O'Brien joins Instagram to detail her world tour of company stores" iDownload Blog 4/19
  • "Will, Jaden and Jada Smith Visit Apple Park for Environmental Discussion" MacRumors 4/19
  • "Danielle DePalma Joins Apple As Film & TV Series Marketing Executive" Deadline 4/19
  • "Apple hires ex-Lionsgate executive Danielle DePalma to oversee Apple TV+ marketing" AppleInsider 4/19
  • "Foundation show runner steps down from Apple's TV adaptation" Cult of Mac 4/19
  • "Apple Pulls 4K LG UltraFine Displays From Online Store" UberGizmo 4/19
Non-Apple News
  • "Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds" BBC 7:23 PM
  • "These are the most commonly hacked passwords - is one of them yours? Your name, your favorite football team and your favourite band: The UK's National Cyber Security Centre has released a list of the 100,000 most common passwords to appear in data breaches in an effort to encourage users to select strong passwords." ZDNet 7:12 PM
  • "Mobile Innovation Is Stalled: Why That's a Good Thing/The decelerated state of mobile innovation is what we really want--and, in fact, need--today." ITPro Today 5:49 PM
  • "BlackBerry Messenger to shut down in May, be replaced by enterprise version" Digital Trends 5:27 PM
  • "Internet time and doomsday asteroids: this week in tech, 20 years ago" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "Game Boy Turns 30: Remembering Nintendo's Famous Handheld/It's been three decades since Nintendo launched its groundbreaking portable system. Let's take a look back at what made it special." PC Magazine 11:28 AM
  • "Nintendo gets nearly a quarter of gaming's 1.5 million TV ad impressions between March 16 and April 15" VentureBeat 8:28 AM
  • "Game Boy Turns 30: Remembering Nintendo's Famous Handheld" PC Magazine 8:19 AM
  • "SiriusXM launches new 'essential' streaming plan for only $8" The Verge 4/19
  • "Google Mistakenly Carpet Bombs Customer Seeking Refund With 10 Pixel 3 Phones" HotHardware 4/19
  • "Google will block embedded browser log-ins to fight phishing" Engadget 4/19
  • "TSMC 7nm utilization to climb in 2H19, says CEO" DigiTimes 4/19
  • "Foxconn's 'footprint' in Wisconsin will be much smaller, says governor: The company says it's still committed to job creation in the Badger State." CNET 4/19
  • "Foxconn 'still committed' to 13,000 Wisconsin jobs; just 178 hired- 9to5Mac" 9to5Mac 4/19
  • "Foxconn says it remains committed to Wisconsin investment project" Reuters 4/19
  • "Who's using your face? The ugly truth about facial recognition" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4/19
  • "The best Apple CEO ever? New book explains why Tim Cook deserves more credit for Apple's success" [Interview with Leander Kahney] GeekWire 2:28 PM
  • "10 awesome Activity app secrets [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 293] Cult of Mac 11:31 AM
  • "iMore show 654: A Roller Coaster With No Hill" iMore 11:30 AM
  • "Folding Phone Drama ... Unfolds – The TouchArcade Show #396" Touch Arcade 8:39 AM
  • "Podcast: Apple-Qualcomm, Intel 5G, Samsung Galaxy Fold" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:21 AM
  • "NAB Takes Time Lapse Video To Another Level" MacVoices 4/19
  • "The Dalrymple Report: An Apple Music rant and Dave buys a new TV" The Loop 4/19
  • "9to5Mac Daily: April 19, 2019" 9to5Mac 4/19
  • "NAB -Luma Touch's Newest Improvements to Luma Fusion and iOS-Based Video Editing" MacVoices 4/19
  • "Ownership of eBooks, Security Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-19" The Mac Observer 4/19
  • "FCPRadio TV Live video & highlights NAB 2019" FCPRadio 4/19
  • "Editing the Oscar Winning Short 'Skin' in Final Cut Pro X" 4/19
  • "Qualcomm and Apple settle, Samsung folds, Facebook failing at security, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 4/19
  • "Alleged iPhone XI and XI Max Molds Show Triple Camera Layout" MacRumors 2:28 PM
  • "'iPhone XI' and 'iPhone XI Max' case manufacturing dummies pop up on Chinese social media" AppleInsider 2:31 PM
  • "How Apple's Battery Repair Saved My MacBook Pro" LAPTOP Magazine 8:21 AM
  • "Apple To Declare iPad 2 As Vintage And Obsolete This Month, Here's What That Means" Redmond Pie 9:17 PM
  • "Fix AirPods Battery Draining Too Fast Problem? Here's How" Redmond Pie 8:34 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/19
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/19
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/19

  • "Fitbit Inspire HR review: Detailed fitness tracking for a low price" Mashable 8:28 AM
  • "Hand-crafted wood bands give Apple Watch a rustic look and polished feel" Cult of Mac 9:24 AM
  • "Snakehive Wood Wallet iPhone Case review: Practical appeal/Sustainably sourced wood protects your phone in this functional case." iMore 8:20 AM
  • "iPad mini (2019) review: Yes, the bezels are big, but after the huge iPads of recent years the 2019 iPad mini is a surprising and powerful tablet. Here's our full review" Macworld UK 4/19
  • "2019 iMac 27-inch Core i9 versus 2017 iMac Pro -Part Two" Bare Feats 4/19
  • "Sorry iPhone X owners, but Pixel takes way better Aurora photos" Mashable 4/19
  • "iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) review: Is this the best tablet around?" TechRadar UK 4/19
  • "Apple HomePod review: Superb sound, so-so smart speaker" TechRadar UK 4/19
  • "Logitech Slim Folio Pro backlit keyboard case review" 9to5Mac 4/19
  • "Review: The G-Tech Mobile Pro SSD is nearly as fast as the storage in your 15-inch MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 4/19
  • "The Western Digital WD Blue SN500 SSD Review: Moving The Mainstream To NVMe" AnandTech 4/19
  • "iPhone Shows Photos in Storage, But None on Device? Here's Why!" OS X Daily 11:50 AM
  • "How to use Siri with Apple Music: With Siri, you're only ever a press and a sentence away from controlling Apple Music." iMore 4/19
  • "How to delete the contacts that Facebook may have scraped from you" BetaNews 4/19
  • "How to protect your privacy on YouTube" The Verge 4/19
  • "How to declutter your inbox and unsubscribe from unwanted emails" The Verge 4/19
  • "Is Apple Card worth getting?" iMore 12:04 PM
  • "The 20 best iPhone tips and tricks to make your life easier" Business Insider 8:28 AM
  • "When to use an external microphone or recorder to make your podcasts" AppleInsider 8:27 AM
  • "Simple tips to speed up your iPhone" [Slideshow] ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "How to make the Apple Watch Raise to Speak feature work every time" AppleInsider 4/19
  • "16+ iPhone tips to get things done faster" Computerworld 4/19
  • "Which Mac Makes the Best Server?" MakeUseOf 4/19
  • "Is It Safe to Leave My Smartphone on My Wireless Charger?" Lifehacker 4/19
  • "Charging Your Phone Overnight: Battery Myths Debunked/Is it bad—or even dangerous—to leave a smartphone plugged in as you sleep? The answer is complicated, as are many things regarding batteries." PC Magazine 9:18 PM
  • "This Hilarious Customer Story Shows the 1 Brutal Difference Between Apple and Google" Inc. 11:27 AM
  • "Making the Grade: A look back at the LAUSD iPad hacking scandal" 9to5Mac 8:44 AM
  • "Apple Begrudgingly Admits Qualcomm's Tech Is 'The Best'" UberGizmo 4/19
  • "Apple hatched years-long plan to reduce royalty payments to Qualcomm, documents reveal" AppleInsider 4/19
  • "Apple Watch Series 4, band variety, and the history of gold" 9to5Mac 4/19
  • "Here's what everyone gets wrong about this famous Steve Jobs quote, according to Lyft's design boss" Business Insider 4/19
  • "Apple's Daisy Robot Is Still a Stunt, But Their Other Recycling Ideas Are Good" iFixit 4/19
  • "Should iPhone owners envy Samsung's Galaxy Fold? Video reveals many issues beyond screen damage" 9to5Mac 4/19
  • "My MacStories Story: How iOS Automation Changed My Life" MacStories 4/19
  • "Fresh Rumor Breathes Life Into The iPhone SE 2 Unicorn" WCCFTech 4/19
  • "Skilled in the Art: Apple and Qualcomm Settle in the Courthouse Foyer + Tribal Immunity at the PTAB Goes Out With a Whimper + No Fucts at SCOTU" 4/19
  • "Sorry, Huawei: The iPhone 11 will extend Apple's lead as the smartphone camera king" BGR 4/19
  • "WatchOS 6 wishlist: 6 features to take Apple Watch to the next level" Macworld 4/19
  • "It's Time for LG to Stop Making Phones" Tom's Guide 11:28 AM
  • "Can Facebook be trusted with a virtual assistant? A look at recent news has a lot to tell us about Facebook's trustworthiness." Computerworld 8:39 AM
  • "I've been using the Samsung Galaxy Fold for almost a week, and my favorite thing about it isn't the folding screen" Business Insider 8:21 AM
  • "One Galaxy Fold screen issue is unfixable, and you can blame physics" Android Central 8:20 AM
  • "Notes from the Samsung Galaxy Fold: day four" TechCrunch 4/19
  • "Facebook Again: These are not mere accidents." Rixstep 4/19
  • "Diving into the broken Samsung Galaxy Fold phone fiasco: The Vergecast crew discusses" The Verge 4/19
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Fold is an ambitious but flawed first attempt at what could be the future of smartphones" Business Insider 4/19
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold review: after the break" The Verge 4/19
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Vector graphics app Vectornator updated, Mac app soon" 9to5Mac 2:31 PM
  • "Pwn20wnd releases unc0ver v3.0.0 to the public with significant improvements" iDownload Blog 8:39 AM
  • "'Death Hall' from the Maker of 'Wave Wave' Gets a Great New Trailer and is Launching Next Month" Touch Arcade 4/19
  • "You Can Run Windows 1.0 Right Now, in a Web Browser" OS X Daily 4/19
  • "LG UltraFine 4K Display currently not sold on Appleā€¤com, stock still available elsewhere" 9to5Mac 4/19
  • "Apple Pulls 4K LG UltraFine Displays From Online Apple Store in U.S." MacRumors 4/19
  • "AirPlay 2 support added to BoseSmart speakers and soundbars" iMore 4/19
  • "Saurik to jailbreak community on A12(X) Cydia Substrate ETAs: 'Knock it off'" iDownload Blog 4/19
  • "Invoice2go Partners with Square Capital to Deliver Mobile Access to Business Loans, Helping Small Business Owners Grow" PRNewswire 4/19
  • "Google Home speaker users offered ad-supported access to YouTube Music" AppleInsider 4/19
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Windows Update April Patch Claims More Antivirus Software Incompatibility Victims" HotHardware 4:52 PM
  • "Bosque is Microsoft's new open source, TypeScript-inspired programming language" BetaNews 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge Browser Permission Backdoor Can Allow Remote Attacks To Steal Data" HotHardware 4:52 PM
  • "Chromium-based Microsoft Edge pretends to be different browsers by switching user agent" BetaNews 8:20 AM
  • "Big Telecom Is Killing Your Rights To Municipal Internet Service In 26 States" HotHardware 4:52 PM
  • "Microsoft staff are openly questioning the value of diversity" Quartz 4/19
  • "Microsoft faces down a new claim that pro-diversity hiring isn't fair to white men: Controversial internal message board threads are highlighting dissent at Microsoft" The Verge 4/19
  • "Latest Windows patch having problems with a growing number of anti-virus software" Ars Technica 4/19
  • "McAfee added to list of antivirus software affected by the April patch for Windows 7" Neowin 4/19
  • "What does Microsoft have planned in Goodyear? We'd love to know/Microsoft Corp. appears to have its sights set on planting a rather large flag in the southwest Valley. The Redmond, Washington-based technology giant has doled out another $37 million for 147 acres in Goodyear, marking its second land purchase in the city west of Phoenix in nine months." Phoenix Business Journal 4/19
  • "Microsoft Aims to Improve VR for Users with Vision Problems" RoadToVR 4/19
  • "Why Intel's Smartphone Strategy Went off the Rails (Again): The chipmaker's second act in smartphones comes to an abrupt end as Apple switches to Qualcomm." Motley Fool 4/19
  • "Intel follows AMD's lead (again) into single-socket Xeon servers" Network World 4/19
  • "AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 'Picasso' Desktop Processor Pictured, Based on 12nm Zen+ Architecture – Launch of AM4 Ryzen 3000 APUs Imminent" WCCFTech 4/19
  • "AMD's Zen 3 processors to be built in new way that improves efficiency" TechRadar UK 4/19
  • "NVIDIA Teases GeForce GTX Turing Mobile GPUs, Acer Leaks GTX 1660 Ti Laptop" HotHardware 4/19
  • "Why HP Has Taken the PC Security Lead" eWeek 4/19
  • "HP Expands Its Chromebook Offering With A Sleek 15-Inch IPS Model Well Under $500" HotHardware 4/19
  • "IBM Counts On Its Cloud And Platform For The Turnaround" Seeking Alpha 4/19
  • "Can IBM's World Wire Be The Answer To Cryptocurrency Payments Or Do We Need More Options?" Forbes 4/19
  • "Oracle's and IBM's hybrid cloud defense may not hold: There's a lot of money on-premises, which keeps IBM and Oracle making money. But AWS, Microsoft, and even Google are targeting on-premises—with IT buy-in" InfoWorld 4/19
  • "Oracle vs. AWS: Compare cloud databases, PaaS and SaaS" SearchAWS 4/19
  • "Cisco defends VPN security" CRN 4/19
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Asian markets gain in muted holiday trading: Nintendo shares jump on China deal; Nissan stock falls on production cut" MarketWatch 4/19
  • "Stocks close higher as investors digest plethora of earnings, economic data: Pinterest soars by double digits on debut" MarketWatch 4/18
  • "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 4/18
  • "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 4/18
  • "Stocks up on IPOs, retail sales, gains of industrial firm shares" FOXBusiness 4/18
  • "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] 4/18

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