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Wednesday Highlights: A 29% drop in Apple earnings is what Goldman predicts from China-US trade war troubles, and now Apple's brand being seen as embarrassing in China as iPhone users opt for in-country brands like Huawei; Apple pledges to warn UK iPhone users of potential impact an update may have on device; Apple announces June 3 for WWDC Keynote at San Jose Convention Center; and the WebKit project reveals Apple's plan to bring privacy features to ad tracking; AppleInsider takes FileMaker Pro 18 on a run-through highlighting new features; United Nations says assistants like Siri and Alexa "reinforce harmful gender bias" with female voices by default; new MacBook Pro's come with newer keyboard design, though free repairs come with purchase just in case, Sean Hollister says this "is reassuring and worrying at the same time".

Apple/Macintosh
  • "What Apple, Facebook and Google each mean by 'privacy'"  Axios 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Carnegie Library opens Saturday in Washington, D.C." Apple 10:13 AM
  • "Apple Previews Carnegie Library Store in Washington, D.C. Ahead of Grand Opening on Saturday" MacRumors 10:36 AM
  • "Apple Carnegie Library: An inside look at Apple's most ambitious store yet" 9to5Mac 1:55 PM
  • "Apple is 'as expensive as ever,' says one of the top analysts on the stock" CNBC 7:49 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs Favors Microsoft Over Apple Amid Trade War" Bloomberg 7:56 AM
OS X
News
  • "New macOS 10.15 Music app code based on iTunes, not iOS" 9to5Mac 2:00 PM
  • "macOS 10.15"s standalone Music app will include advanced features from iTunes" iDownload Blog 2:01 PM
  • "Apple's new standalone Music app for macOS will still basically be iTunes: iTunes is dead, long live iTunes?" The Verge 2:58 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Here's How to Clone a Hard Drive on MacOS and Windows" Digital Trends 8:58 PM
  • "iMac Pro vs Fully Loaded MacBook Pro" fcp.co 10:37 AM
  • "How to find out if your Mac's software is 32- or 64-bit: If you plan to use macOS beyond Mojave, you need to upgrade any 32-bit apps on your Mac to 64-bit." Macworld 7:31 AM
  • "Change the Default Application a File Opens With on Your Mac" LAPTOP Magazine 10:17 AM
  • "How To Stop Your Mac Ringing When You Get Phone Calls" macReports 7:45 AM
  • "How To Make Mac Launchpad Actually Useful" MacMost 9:00 AM
  • "AppleScript and the class struggle" Dr. Drang 9:48 AM
  • "Counting and colors in OmniGraffle and AppleScript" Dr. Drang 7:45 AM
  • "It's aging, but iAddressX for macOS can still speed up your daily workflow" Apple World Today 7:44 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Apple's cassette from 1984: A Guided Tour of Macintosh and A Guided Tour of MacWrite & MacPaint" The Loop 9:45 AM
  • "Subject: UTF-8 History" Rixstep 8:57 AM
  • "Why the Mac won't end up locked down like iOS" The Loop 10:17 AM
  • "Bringing iOS Apps to the Mac Will Entail More Than Flipping a Switch" MacStories 7:45 AM
  • "How Apple's Macs lost an early lead in video gaming"  AppleInsider 7:38 AM
Press Releases
  • "Reeder 4 Gets a Long-Overdue Overhaul" TidBITS 2:18 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple shipped 4.5M iPhone XRs in North America last quarter, estimates say" AppleInsider 6:01 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone XR Was the Best-Selling Device in U.S. During Q1 2019, but Samsung's Galaxy S10 Series Is Close Behind, According to Latest Report" WCCFTech 8:57 PM
  • "Your iPhone could be unbreakable, if it were just 1mm thicker"  Cult of Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Millions of people uploaded photos to the Ever app. Then the company used them to develop facial recognition tools'The app developers were not clear about their intentions,' one Ever user said. 'I believe it's a huge invasion of privacy.'" NBC News 9:59 AM
  • "Photo App Ever Uses Photos to Train Facial Recognition Tools" The Mac Observer 9:59 AM
  • "Mysterious Apple Park Arch is for a May 17 Event Celebrating Steve Jobs and Formal Apple Park Opening" MacRumors 5:56 PM
  • "Apple Park Rainbow Arch Stage is for May 17 Event Celebrating Steve Jobs and the Formal Apple Park Opening" MacTrast 8:33 PM
  • "Apple Park's 'rainbow' designed by Jony Ive for celebration honoring Steve Jobs, campus opening" AppleInsider 8:58 PM
  • "U.S. adults are spending big on video games, playing mostly on smartphones" Reuters 8:13 AM
  • "Functioning Apple-1 and accessories going up for auction this month, could fetch over $600,000" 9to5Mac 8:59 PM
  • "Rare Apple-1 hits auction block next week, estimated to fetch more than $600,000" AppleInsider 9:00 PM
  • "Canalys: North American smartphone market plunges to five-year low but Samsung rallies with Galaxy S10" Canalys 2:44 PM
  • "Apple Shipped an Estimated 4.5 Million iPhone XR Devices in North America in Q1 2019" MacRumors 2:45 PM
  • "Federal privacy law has bipartisan support in Congress" 9to5Mac 7:37 AM
  • "YouTube Music Trailing Behind Apple Music and Spotify" The Mac Observer 10:54 AM
  • "Very Rare Original iPod in Factory Sealed Box Hits eBay for $19,995" MacRumors 9:45 AM
  • "Apple wants you to use your iPhone for three years... then 'do one last great thing with it': Apple's latest ad encourages users to do their part for the planet and trade in their old iPhone after they are done with it. But how much of this is related to the environment, and how much is Apple crassly tugging at user's heartstrings in order to sell more iPhones?" ZDNet 2:44 PM
  • "Guy Kawasaki's opening keynote is live at TNW2019 – tune in now!" The Next Web 7:55 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook pays surprise visit to Orlando teen computer whiz" The Star: Malaysia 9:11 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung 64-megapixel sensor takes smartphone cameras to new heights" Cult of Mac 3:59 PM
  • "Extremely Rare Pristine Commodore C65 Prototype Hits eBay For Big Bucks" HotHardware 3:46 PM
  • "Amazon vows safety reforms after Washington state AG finds toxic lead and cadmium in children's products" Seattle Times 3:17 PM
  • "U.S. senators say Amazon smart speaker for kids violates privacy law" Reuters 11:28 AM
  • "FCC denies China Mobile's bid to provide services in the US" Engadget 11:28 AM
  • "Hackers breached 3 US antivirus companies, researchers reveal" Ars Technica 10:16 AM
  • "Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes argues for a breakup of Facebook, but easier said than done" ZDNet 9:48 AM
  • "Qualcomm And Google Join Forces For Smart Headsets With Assistant And Fast Pair" HotHardware 3:46 PM
  • "All Chromebooks will also be Linux laptops going forward" ZDNet 9:48 AM
  • "Google is bringing Electronic IDs to Android" VentureBeat 10:37 AM
  • "'What is Google Fiber?': Everything you need to know about Google's high-speed internet service" Business Insider 9:47 AM
  • "More than half of U.S. adults are video gamers ... and most will vote in 2020" Mashable 9:46 AM
  • "Samsung may break its silence on what's going on with Galaxy Fold's launch in 'a couple of days'" Business Insider 7:37 AM
  • "Loot boxes should be banned, says US senator" BBC 7:33 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Angela Ahrendts Speaks, Shortcut Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2019-05-09" The Mac Observer 1:55 PM
  • "iOS 13, Google I/O'19, create custom vibrating iPhone ringtones, and your hot takes: Macworld Podcast episode 650" Macworld 7:31 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "2019 OLED iPhone Case Renders Mirror Leaked Design" MacRumors 7:30 AM
  • "iPhone 11 case renders highlight new large square camera bump design" 9to5Mac 7:37 AM
  • "LG UltraFine 5K display is 'sold out' on Apple's online store" Cult of Mac 7:32 AM
  • "Apple's Invention for the Magnetic Apple Pencil for iPad Pro Surfaces and hints it could be applied to a Future iPhone" Patently Apple 7:49 AM
  • "'Apple Glasses's patent filing involves AR displays for multifunction devices" Apple World Today 8:06 AM
  • "Eye dominance tracking could give Apple's VR and AR headsets an advantage" AppleInsider 10:36 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Face ID Disabled? How To Fix" macReports 7:45 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Offers Springtime Apple Pay Promo With Discounts From Postmates, Priceline, Wayfair, Sonic and More" MacRumors 3:44 PM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:57 AM
  • "iPad Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:57 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:57 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "How Do Apple's New Powerbeats Pro Compare to AirPods?" MacRumors 3:59 PM
  • "Powerbeats Pro review: Better than AirPods, but not for everybody/Apple's Beats by Dre subsidiary has its first true wireless earbuds, and they're wonderful." Macworld 7:31 AM
  • "Review: Brydge Pro Keyboard for iPad Pro beats Apple's offering in nearly every way" AppleInsider 10:37 AM
  • "Jaybird Run XT Review - A pair of TERRIBLE Bluetooth Headphones" Mobile Reviews Eh 2:01 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Delete Health Data on iPhone" OS X Daily 2:01 PM
  • "How to use Apple TV to find your iPhone, iPad or Mac" iDownload Blog 1:57 PM
  • "How to show your battery percentage on any iPhone, including iPhone X models" Business Insider 10:17 AM
  • "How to back up an iPad: Learn how to back up your iPad on your computer or in the cloud" Digital Trends 9:45 AM
  • "How to change your iPhone ringtone to a sound that suits you" iDownload Blog 7:49 AM
Tips
  • "How to check if your iPhone 8 is eligible for a free fix" 9to5Mac 3:17 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Why the Pixel 3a Is No Threat to the iPhone" Tom's Guide 5:56 PM
  • "MacBook Pro 2019: Release data, specs, rumors, and analysis/16-inch edge-to-edge display, fixed keyboard with escape key and inverted T arrow keys — will all our nerd wishes come true?" iMore 5:56 PM
  • "I've Said it Before, And I'll Say It Again/If you have been a regular reader, then you know my hobbyhorse: the iPhone is killing the standalone camera. And the latest data released by Camera & Imaging Products Association only reinforces my thesis from a few years ago. Just look at this chart" Om Malik 2:01 PM
  • "I wrote the book on user-friendly design. What I see today horrifies me: The world is designed against the elderly, writes Don Norman, 83-year-old author of the industry bible Design of Everyday Things and a former Apple VP."  Fast Company 9:47 AM
  • "Google Takes a Bite Out of Apple: At its annual developer conference, Google took small steps in Apple's direction with a new privacy and security focus for its products." Medium: Cheddar 1:55 PM
  • "Privacy is Complicated" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:28 AM
  • "No, Google, Apple's privacy is not a luxury item" Computerworld 8:57 AM
Non-Apple
  • "One year later, restaurants are still confused by Google Duplex" The Verge 10:17 AM
  • "Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes wants to break up Facebook. Here's why." Mashable 2:00 PM
  • "It's Time to Break Up Facebook: Mr. Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook, is a co-chairman of the Economic Security Project and a senior adviser at the Roosevelt Institute."  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:36 AM
  • "Google Assistant takeover is in full force with 'driving mode'" 9to5Google 11:28 AM
  • "Did Google just show us a Pixel 4 prototype at I/O 2019?" BGR 10:53 AM
  • "Android Q gestures: The good, the bad, and the baffling" Computerworld 7:33 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL vs Pixel 3 and 3 XL: Half as good or twice as nice?" PCWorld 7:32 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Corsair Releases The New Ironclaw RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse" AnandTech 2:44 PM
  • "Pandora integration comes to Waze on iOS and Android" 9to5Mac 10:17 AM
  • "Nike's iPhone app will use AR to fit shoes with sub-2mm accuracy" VentureBeat 9:45 AM
  • "Endless Bowling Paradise raises classic bowing game to a new level" prMac 9:45 AM
  • "Rome: Total War – Barbarian Invasion marches onto iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
  • "'Rome: Total War – Barbarian Invasion' for iPhone Has Finally Arrived In A Free Update That Adds Various New Features" Touch Arcade 7:44 AM
  • "'Fortnite' Season 9 Arrives with New Locations, a New Battle Pass, and Much More" Touch Arcade 7:44 AM
  • "Beats Powerbeats Pro delivery date improving for some" 9to5Mac 7:37 AM
  • "Wacom's refreshed Intuos Pro Small is a portable drawing tablet for pros: A compact wireless tablet you can take on the go" The Verge 7:16 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft could bring Chromium Edge to Linux distros 'eventually': Open source browser for open source operating system" The Inquirer 6:52 AM
  • "Windows 10: Microsoft is bringing back one of Windows 95's most popular features/Microsoft is revamping PowerToys utilities for Windows 10." ZDNet 6:58 AM
  • "Microsoft PowerToys make a comeback for the Windows 10 era" Hexus 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Build 2019: Everything announced on Azure, IoT, Edge on Chromium, AI, Windows apps, Microsoft Graph/Azure, AI and conversational bots are key themes for Microsoft's big developer conference, but the software giant also gave developers some strategic cues." ZDNet 7:04 AM
  • "Microsoft patented a braille-displaying controller accessory for the blind: Text-heavy games are often inaccessible to the visually impaired, company notes." Ars Technica 2:15 PM
  • "Windows Hello is getting FIDO2 certification, pushing passwords closer to extinction" TechSpot 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft: Just one .Net going forward/Microsoft .Net 5 will mark the end of .Net Core and the beginning of a single, unified .Net platform" InfoWorld 8:32 PM
  • "Windows 10 update brings us closer to a world without passwords" BGR 5:55 PM
  • "The first Windows 10 SDK Preview build for 20H1 is now available - here's what's new" Neowin 5:55 PM
  • "Intel Will Launch 7nm Chips in 2021, Ice Lake Ships in June" ExtremeTech 11:29 AM
  • "Intel will begin shipping 10nm Ice Lake processors in June: And it reckons it'll have 7nm GPUs ready for 2021" The Inquirer 6:53 AM
  • "Intel's 10nm Chips Arrive in June, 7nm in 2021: We're finally going to see an end to the 14nm chip revisions, but 10nm chips may not be around for long if Intel really does deliver 7nm by 2021." PC Magazine 7:01 AM
  • "Intel says Ice Lake is on target, and even faster 7nm CPUs will arrive by 2021: Chip giant has learned from the difficulties in getting Ice Lake right" TechRadar UK 7:12 AM
  • "AMD CPU Market Share Rises In All Segments Except Servers in Q1 2019 — EPYC Rome Expected To Continue Server Momentum in Second Half of 2019" WCCFTech 7:12 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 Engineering Sample Spotted With 16 Cores And 4.2GHz Boost" HotHardware 5:09 PM
  • "Lenovo stuffs Ryzen Pro processors inside its latest ThinkPads: Vega graphics are also present and correct" The Inquirer 2:15 PM
  • "HP's new 3D printer has 3D-printed parts: HP Inc unveils a new industrial 3D printer, and expands its deals with Siemens and BASF." ZDNet 7:04 AM
  • "New HP 3D printer is for factories, not prototypes: The Jet Fusion 5200 is for high-volume manufacturing and can make squishy plastic products, too." CNET 7:11 AM
  • "Some Dell XPS 15 9560 laptops are experiencing a severe BIOS related HDMI problem" Notebook Check 7:10 AM
  • "Red Hat shoves OpenShift in VMware's software-defined data centre stack: New reference architecture rolls together containers and VMs" The Register 2:57 PM
  • "Cisco open sources MindMeld conversational AI platform" TechCrunch 8:54 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Dialog Still Winning Apple Deals as It Looks to Spend Cash Pile" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:03 AM
  • "China's smartphone market picking back up, says Apple supplier Dialog" AppleInsider 9:46 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq end lower for fourth day after Trump claims China 'broke the deal': Trump talks of 'beautiful letter' from China's Xi" MarketWatch 5:17 PM
  • "Dow Ends Lower; Stocks Trim Losses as Trump Hints Trade Deal Still Possible: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq fell for the fourth straight session Thursday amid continued trade tensions between the U.S. and China." TheStreet 5:17 PM
  • "US stocks down on tariff hike threats" FOXBusiness 5:18 PM
  • "China-US trade worries weigh on stock markets again" Associated Press 7:06 AM
  • "Stocks Finish Lower as Trade Worries Prevail: Markets take another step back, though Trump says a deal between U.S. and China is still possible" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:18 PM
  • "Hang Seng index slides over 2%, Korea Kospi slumps 3% on trade worries: China vows retaliation, China stocks fall over 1%" MarketWatch 7:07 AM

 
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