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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 spends more than $30 million on Amazon's cloud every month, making it one of the biggest AWS customers"  CNBC 8:28 AM
  • "Apple's cloud business is hugely dependent on Amazon: The iPhone maker pays $30 million a month to use AWS, CNBC reports" The Verge 1:36 PM
  • "Apple reportedly signed a $1.5 billion, 5-year deal with Amazon's cloud" Business Insider 9:44 AM
  • "Apple Is a Major AWS Customer: The Mac maker is on track to spend $360 million on Amazon's cloud platform this year." Motley Fool 1:57 PM
  • "Report: Apple Pays Amazon Over $30M/Month" PC Magazine 1:12 PM
  • "Why The Apple MFA Lawsuit Should Get Thrown Out Of Court"  Forbes 8:05 AM
  • "Repair tech combats misinformation in Apple Support Communties forum"  Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Apple employs an in-house philosopher but won't let him talk to the press"  Quartz 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Face-Recognition Blamed by New York Teen for False Arrest"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:05 PM
  • "WWDC 2019 for developers: Siri, Marzipan, AR, more"  9to5Mac 9:58 AM
  • "WWDC 2019: Siri Expected to Become More Useful With Third-Party Apps on iOS 13 and More" MacRumors 10:57 AM
  • "Transferring iOS apps to macOS 10.15 could soon be a snap" Cult of Mac 1:35 PM
  • "Ahead of a modular Mac Pro, Apple said to ready a dedicated API for writing device drivers" iDownload Blog 3:37 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Update to Developers" MacRumors 12:40 PM
  • "Apple Releases macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Beta 3 [Download] iClarified 12:39 PM
  • "Safari Says: Not Secure. What Does It Mean?" macReports 3:35 PM
  • "How to Use 'Hey Siri' Hands-Free on a Mac" MacRumors 1:34 PM
  • "5 Ways to Make Your Mac More Energy Efficient" Intego 8:40 AM
  • "How to animate objects on a slide in Keynote on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:37 AM
  • "CleanMyMac gets even better with its Space Lens module" Apple World Today 7:54 AM
  • "5 Mistakes New Mac Users Make" MacMost 9:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mac Drag-and-Drop App 'Yoink' Gains Continuity Camera Support and New Shelf Actions" MacRumors 8:37 AM
  • "DataOrganizer 1.0 with Bento Importer Now Available" prMac 8:22 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Conserving mangroves, a lifeline for the world: Apple, Conservation International and Colombian Communities Partner to Protect Earth's Carbon-Trapping Coastal Trees" Apple 8:17 AM
  • "Apple promotes mangrove conservation efforts on Earth Day" CNET 12:38 PM
  • "Tim Cook Earth Day tweet shows off four Shot on iPhone nature photos" 9to5Mac 9:20 AM
  • "Tim Cook Shares Stunning Shot on iPhone Images for Earth Day" The Mac Observer 9:41 AM
  • "Apple loses bid to deny Swatch Australian 'one more thing' trademark" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "JCPenney Removes Apple Pay Support From Its Retail Stores and Mobile App" MacRumors 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Pay no longer accepted at JCPenney retail and online stores" CNET 9:20 AM
  • "JCPenney has removed Apple Pay support from its stores and app without giving a reason, and customers are furious" Business Insider 12:38 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "AT&T's 5G E marketing ploy is turning out to be a disaster" The Verge 7:42 PM
  • "AT&T, Sprint Settle '5GE' False Advertising Suit: Sprint and AT&T said Monday they have agreed to settle Sprint's lawsuit seeking to stop AT&T from continuing to advertise its upgraded fourth-generation service as '5G Evolution' or '5GE.'" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 6:22 PM
  • "T-Mobile, Sprint lobby regulators to win U.S. approval for tie-up" Reuters 4:32 PM
  • "A hotspot finder app exposed 2 million Wi-Fi network passwords" TechCrunch 1:57 PM
  • "With Apple and Disney looming, Netflix is changing its strategy and letting creators peek into its walled garden" [BI Prime] Business Insider 1:34 PM
  • "The OnePlus 7 Pro will have a 'breakthrough' display and 5G" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "How the Atari 2600 Led Videogaming's Home Invasion" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:53 AM
  • "People Profiles: Saving The Planet In Turn Through Operation To Salvage Unwanted Macs" MacPrices 9:58 AM
  • "NAB -Wasabi Offers Fast Cloud Storage At An Affordable Price" MacVoices 1:29 PM
  • "NAB -The Latest Improvements to Transcriptive from Digital Anarchy" MacVoices 9:05 AM
  • "Privacy Wish List, Earth Day – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-22" The Mac Observer 1:12 PM
  • "Communal Head Scratching to Help Solve Your Problems – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 758" The Mac Observer 7:08 AM
  • "Kuo: 2020 iPhones to Support 5G, Qualcomm and Samsung Likely to Supply Modems"  MacRumors 8:38 AM
  • "'iPhone 5G' in late 2020 will drive 200 million sales for Apple, says Ming-Chi Kuo" AppleInsider 9:16 AM
  • "Kuo: 5G iPhone coming in 2020 with modems dual-sourced from Qualcomm and Samsung" iDownload Blog 10:57 AM
  • "Apple May Also Tap Samsung as 5G Modem Supplier" Motley Fool 2:23 PM
  • "Apple granted FCC approval for Beats Powerbeats Pro totally wireless earphones as launch nears" 9to5Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Looks like iOS 13 is getting some new Animoji: a cow, octopus, mouse—and an emoji face" iDownload Blog 12:44 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 12.3 With New TV App to Developers" MacRumors 12:25 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM

  • "iPhone XS Review — 7-Month Later: Over the last 7 months, I've come to realize something about the iPhone XS. It's not just the experience that keeps me coming back, although I appreciate how consistent and considerate it remains. It's the reliability. The trust." iMore 2:24 PM
  • "Logitech's Slim Folio Pro is the Backlit Keyboard you Need for your iPad" The Mac Observer 1:19 PM
  • "Review: JBL's Endurance Peak wireless earbuds deliver excellent fit & sound" AppleInsider 3:28 PM
  • "The Intel Optane Memory H10 Review: Two SSDs In One" AnandTech 11:08 AM
  • "Intel Optane Memory H10 Review: Hybrid SSD Storage Acceleration" HotHardware 10:22 AM
  • "How to schedule emails in the Gmail app on iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 1:57 PM
  • "How to enable cookies on an iPhone to help streamline your web browsing" Business Insider 1:56 PM
  • "How to free up space on an iPhone that's running out of storage" Business Insider 12:38 PM
  • "How to scan documents and make PDFs using Notes on your iPhone or iPad" Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "Apple News Plus: Cancel your subscription before the free trial ends/It's nearly been a month, meaning your free trial likely expires soon." CNET 1:34 PM
  • "CNBC: 'Apple Spends More Than $30 Million a Month on Amazon Web Services'" Daring Fireball 4:47 PM
  • "Microsoft adds more reasons for enterprise users to run Edge on mobile devices: The iOS and Android versions of the company's Edge browser now support single sign-on and conditional access, a move that could spur more use for the mobile version of Edge." Computerworld 3:46 PM
  • "Silicon Valley's Gift to Hollywood Talent" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:45 PM
  • "Why I've learned to hate my Apple Watch: In a perfect world, the Apple Watch Series 4 could be great. With a few easy settings, a glance at the watch would deliver time, temperature, the dial-in details for your next appointment or many other things that would be helpful. But we don't live in a perfect world."  Computerworld 11:05 AM
  • "New iPhone 11 leak likely shows us Apple's final design" BGR 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5: Rumors, price, fitness, battery and everything else" CNET 8:32 AM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: The Heat on Apple, Samsung, and Me" eXtensions 8:28 AM
  • "10 augmented reality apps for iPhone and iPad you should be using right now" Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "Breaking My Phone Addiction—Via My Phone" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:00 AM
  • "The new new web: How old web technologies are being replaced by scalable and simpler new technology stacks" TechCrunch 9:04 PM
  • "Why Samsung Had to Delay the Galaxy Foldable Phone: The device has huge potential. But after about a week with two units, it's clear the technology just isn't ready" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:09 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold review: Do not buy (this time)/The Fold is a taste of the future, a costly experiment and an uneven first step." Engadget 9:15 AM
  • "Review: The Samsung Galaxy S10e is my favorite Galaxy S10" 9to5Google 6:37 PM
  • "Galaxy S10+ review: Too many compromises for the sky-high price/Shiny technology trumps end-user experience in the latest Samsung flagship." Ars Technica 8:37 AM
  • "Why an AI's personality is more complicated than Alexa's: What does it really mean when an AI has personality?" The Next Web 8:32 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Luminary launching to take on Apple Podcasts, but major shows missing from the platform" 9to5Mac 12:39 PM
  • "Podcast wars: $100 million startup Luminary launches tomorrow without Reply All or The Daily" The Verge 12:25 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of April 22: Home Automation, Numbers, Adobe Premier, and Drones" The MUG Center 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android updated with single sign-on support and more" MSPoweruser 8:58 AM
  • "Bowers & Wilkins unveils ultra-premium 'Formation' home speaker line with AirPlay 2" 9to5Mac 8:23 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft workers pressure company to stand by embattled Chinese GitHub repo: Microsoft and GitHub workers have joined the protest in solidarity." The Verge 12:37 PM
  • "Microsoft urged to shield China's overworked computer programmers from censorship" Telegraph 12:37 PM
  • "Microsoft and GitHub Workers Take a Stand Against Grueling, Inhumane '996' Culture in China" Gizmodo 12:37 PM
  • "Microsoft engineer complains that company is biased against white men" Ars Technica 12:40 PM
  • "A group of Microsoft and GitHub employees have come out in support of Chinese tech workers protesting the infamous '996' work hours" Business Insider 8:56 PM
  • "Rebuilding the Edge browser: Google's old code, Microsoft's new mission/The browser wars may not be as important as they once were, but Microsoft's adoption of Chromium could help it return from the Edge of irrelevance." ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Korea: Country Faces Growing Threat From Stealth Crypto Mining Attacks" CoinTelegraph 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft's Massive Improvement To Its Windows 10 Surface Hardware" Forbes 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Kills Windows 10 Sets Feature: RIP Tabbed Windows" Tech Times 8:58 AM
  • "Intel Made an Abrupt Move to Exit the 5G Modem Business, but Analysts Have Praised the Decision" WCCFTech 8:55 AM
  • "Inside Intel's Latest Breakthrough Is Foveros, 3D Stacking Technology" Analytics India 8:55 AM
  • "Intel Likely To Beat This Quarter But Continues To Fall Behind Compeition - Northland" StreetInsider [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:54 AM
  • "AMD 50th Anniversary Ryzen CPU Available Ahead of time" Benchmark Monitor 8:56 AM
  • "AMD Zen 2: Production yields for Ryzen 3000 Dies at 70 percent" Guru3D 8:53 AM
  • "RX Vega 64 Outperforms RTX 2080 Ti Using Vulkan API For World War Z" SegmentNext 8:56 AM
  • "IBM is shuttering its Watson AI tool for drug discovery" Business Insider 9:16 AM
  • "Volkswagen Joins IBM-Led Initiative To Track Cobalt Supply Chains Using Blockchain" BlockTribune 8:50 AM
  • "Full moon patents: IBM's 'eye contact' file transfer and Ford's self-cleaning car" The Next Web 8:49 AM
  • "HP commits $2mn for ocean-bound recycling chain" IANS 8:47 AM
  • "HP launches Spectre Folio in the UAE" Zawya 8:47 AM
  • "Dell Technologies extends systems integrator agreement with Cisco: The multi-year extension demonstrates Dell's commitment to the converged infrastructure market." ZDNet 3:35 PM
  • "Cisco named one of the best places to work in the UAE for a second year" Zawya 8:47 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Think Different... In Terms Of Valuation" Seeking Alpha 12:38 PM
  • "What To Expect As Apple Reports Q2 Results" Forbes 8:06 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks mostly higher as Nasdaq ends at 6-month high ahead of big-name earnings: Tesla shares fall nearly 4% as it hosts Autonomy Day" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed Amid Surge in Oil Prices: Stocks end mixed Monday as oil prices rise following a move by the Trump administration to end waivers issued to eight countries allowing them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Dow Jones Gets Boost From These 3 Key Stocks, But Still Slips: Stocks finished mixed after the long weekend as the Nasdaq led but the Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged among the major indexes." Investor's Business Daily 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks mixed amid oil price gains, weak consumer discretionary shares: Equities closed mixed Monday in a tight range as surging oil prices lifted energy company stocks, but fading consumer discretionary shares weighed on major averages, like the Dow Jones Industrial Average." FOXBusiness 4:03 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Waver as Busy Earnings Week Kicks Off: Markets in Europe remained closed for Easter holiday, while stock indexes in Asia ended mixed" [Paid Membership Required] 4:03 PM
  • "China stocks retreat in mixed post-Easter Asian trading: Stocks flat in Japan and Korea" MarketWatch 8:41 AM

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