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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Investor update on quarterly guidance: As the public health response to COVID-19 continues, our thoughts remain with the communities and individuals most deeply affected by the disease, and with those working around the clock to contain its spread and to treat the ill. Apple is more than doubling our previously announced donation to support this historic public health effort."  Apple 3:17 PM
  • "Apple will miss Q2 2020 revenue projection due to coronavirus impacts" VentureBeat 3:23 PM
  • "Apple Won't Meet Quarterly Revenue Target Due to Coronavirus" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:37 PM
  • "Coronavirus hits Apple, company to miss revenue target: Outbreak constrained iPhone supplies, hurt demand in China." FOXBusiness 3:47 PM
  • "Apple warns it may miss revenue guidance due to coronavirus: Disease may affect company's bottom line for the quarter, iPhone giant warns." CNET 3:41 PM
  • "Apple will miss quarterly earnings estimates due to coronavirus" Axios 3:41 PM
  • "Apple warns revenue will be lower than expected because of coronavirus impact: Worldwide iPhone supply is 'temporarily constrained'" The Verge 3:40 PM
  • "Apple Says March Quarter Revenue Will Fall Short Due to Coronavirus Impact" MacRumors 3:24 PM
  • "Apple's Cook Outlines 'Slower Return to Normal' in Memo to Staff"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:58 PM
  • "Tim Cook issues memo to staff regarding coronavirus outbreak: Tim Cook has released a memo to Apple staff, discussing the impacts of the coronavirus has made Apple's return to normal conditions somewhat slower than anticipated." AppleInsider 7:59 PM
  • "Why Apple's HomePod smart speaker is not a failure: When Apple launched the HomePod in 2018, many people had expected a 'cheap' smart speaker that would sell for under $100. As a result, many were quick to write off the HomePod. That was never Apple's intention behind the HomePod."  The Indian Express 7:18 AM
  • "Apple Watch Saved Teen's Life by Catching Heart Condition"  Tech Times 7:18 AM
  • "Apple, Google, Facebook lobby EU over AI regulation plans" AppleInsider 1:07 PM
  • "Is Apple Stock Overvalued?" Forbes 8:01 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Launches Swift Playgrounds For Mac: Creating Your iPhone App Just Got Easier" Forbes 6:28 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "PureVPN review: We like it, especially on sale/PureVPN is a pretty good service, with the right privacy promises. We just aren't fans of the price." Macworld 6:59 AM
  • "An Introduction To Computer Programming On Your Mac" MacMost 1:05 PM
  • "How to Deal with Running Out of iCloud, Google, and Dropbox Space" TidBITS 12:08 PM
  • "iCloud is a Syncing Service, Not a Backup Service" The Mac Observer 12:26 PM
  • "How to Enable Flash Player on Chrome" OS X Daily 3:14 PM
  • "How to set up and check the status of your HomeKit hubs" iDownload Blog 8:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "This utility backs your Mac up at 3x the speed of Time Machine" Apple Must 11:48 AM
  • "Mac App Offers Desktop Publication Mapping Solution" prMac 7:00 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Media Event Rumored for End of March, 'iPhone SE 2' Launch on April 3"  MacRumors 2:40 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple to hold special event on March 31, release iPhone 9 on April 3" 9to5Mac 2:41 PM
  • "Apple Dominates Premium Segment of Indian Smartphone Market in Q4: IDC" Gadgets 360 7:00 AM
  • "Former Apple Chip Designer: The Company 'Suffocates the Creation of New Technologies'" MacTrast 8:31 AM
  • "'Hey Siri, bring in the cattle and irrigate field four': If you go down to the farm today, you'll probably find it managed by iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices." Computerworld 8:31 AM
  • "Sign up for the Inc. This Morning newsletter: Meditation does more than just calm you down; it literally reverse-ages your brain." Inc. 7:41 PM
  • "Smartwatches call time on the Swiss industry"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Maps transit directions expand reach across Europe" Cult of Mac 7:40 AM
  • "Smart speaker sales reached new record of 146.9M in 2019, up 70% from 2018" TechCrunch 10:15 AM
  • "Company Claims it Will Create Face ID Compatible Masks to Unlock iPhones"  Tech.co 7:18 AM
  • "Amazing Stories — Official Trailer | Apple TV+" YouTube 12:04 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "EU rejects Facebook's proposals for online regulation" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:07 PM
  • "Bug in WordPress plugin can let hackers wipe up to 200,000 sites" ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "Leaked images show TCL prototype phone with expandable, slide-out display" The Verge 10:08 AM
  • "TrendForce Presents Comprehensive Analysis of COVID-19 Outbreak's Impact on Global High-Tech Industry" Business Wire 8:38 AM
  • "Cold weather might be the enemy of foldables like the Razr and Galaxy Z Flip" 9to5Google 8:31 AM
  • "Samsung flies phone parts to Vietnam after coronavirus hits supply chain" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:34 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TMO Contributor John Kheit (#4) -TMO Background Mode Interview" The Mac Observer 4:06 PM
  • "Podcasts From Apple...by Apple? – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-17" The Mac Observer 1:05 PM
  • "Upgrades, Slow Internet, Hard Drives, and More – Mac Geek Gab 802" The Mac Observer 6:32 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Kuo: iPhone SE 2 Launch Still Planned for First Half of 2020 Despite Coronavirus Outbreak" MacRumors 10:08 AM
  • "Kuo: Coronavirus Not Delaying Apple's iPhone SE 2, New iPad Pro" PC Magazine 2:29 PM
  • "$399 iPhone 9 / iPhone SE2 may launch on the 31st March" MSPoweruser 5:00 PM
  • "Coronavirus expected to severely hit laptop production, will be one-third down" 9to5Mac 7:40 AM
  • "MacBooks may be in short supply after March" Cult of Mac 1:07 PM
  • "iPad Pro Update Expected 'Around March,' but Production Slow to Ramp Up" MacRumors 10:16 AM
  • "'AirPods Pro Lite' Production Reportedly Pushed Back From Planned Q2 Start" MacRumors 10:15 AM
  • "Coronavirus may slow 'AirPods Pro Lite,' 2020 iPad Pro launches" AppleInsider 11:01 AM
  • "Rumour | Evidence points towards Apple releasing an Intel Core i7-1068NG7 powered MacBook Pro 13" NotebookCheck 3:51 PM
  • "Patent troll targets Apple in touch screen patent infringement case: An infamous patent troll has resurfaced, and is suing Apple and many others over the infringement of four patents dealing with capacitive keyboards and sensors used in the iPhone 11, third-generation iPad Pro, and similar products by other vendors like Microsoft and Samsung." AppleInsider 7:51 PM
  • "How iOS Push Notification works" Apple Must 10:17 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "How To Fix iOS 13 – iOS 13.3 Unc0ver Jailbreak Issues" iPhone Hacks 11:00 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:01 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Nodus Shell Case II for the Apple iPhone 11 Pro: Stylish leather with strong magnetic mount option" ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "Review: Nixplay Smart Photo Frame is great at home, even better as a gift" 9to5Mac 10:15 AM
iOS Apps
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use Google image search on an iPhone" The Next Web 3:14 PM
  • "How to turn off multitasking on your iPad" 9to5Mac 2:39 PM
  • "How to Check What Apple Watch Model You Have" OS X Daily 10:15 AM
  • "How to use Apple Express Transit for faster transport payments" GearBrain 10:14 AM
  • "How to delete all photos from iPhone: Remove your complete photo and video collection from iPhone with these handy tips" Tech Advisor 7:18 AM
  • "How to turn off Autoplay on Spotify on iPhone, iPad and Mac" iDownload Blog 8:35 AM
Tips
  • "Apple TV Plus: 9 tips and tricks to get the most out of the streaming service, app and box" CNET 6:31 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple Watch to Get Camera and Sensors? At least that's what the patent filings by the company seems to suggest though nothing else is known" Techtree 9:16 PM
  • "Apple Warns That Coronavirus Outbreak In China Will Affect Revenue This Quarter" Daring Fireball 8:01 PM
  • "Apple event rumored for March 31, date is little more than an educated guess" AppleInsider 3:14 PM
  • "Feature Request: Let me resize the iPad floating keyboard" 9to5Mac 10:15 AM
  • "Apple's H1 vs W1 processor chip: Do we really even know what they are?" iMore 8:32 AM
  • "iPadOS 14 wish list: 5 ways Apple could make the iPad even better/From better multitasking to better mouse support, there's a lot Apple could do to make the iPad more versatile."  Macworld 6:59 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Hacking brain-computer interfaces" ZDNet 8:36 AM
  • "Linux distro review: Intel's own Clear Linux OS/Clear Linux OS is the best benchmarking distro. But what's it like to live with?" Ars Technica 7:37 AM
  • "Can we fix our way out of the growing e-waste problem?" BBC 6:50 AM
  • "Turn tabletop games into streaming games with Vorpal Board: We went hands-on with this scanner and software system to take analog board games online." ["You'll need two Android phones with the Vorpal Board app to make it work (the required app is not available on iOS yet)."] CNET 6:30 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Screen Plastic Glass Teardown Hinge Review. Glass Confirmed!" YouTube: PBKReviews 6:29 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Marvel Future Fight', 'Phoenix 2', 'Mario Kart Tour', 'Injustice 2', and More" Touch Arcade 12:19 PM
  • "Is this the luxury iPhone charger you've always needed?" Apple Must 12:12 PM
  • "The 5 Best iPhone Apps to Help You Lose Weight" iPhone Hacks 10:59 AM
  • "Apple Music Replay 2020 Playlist Now Available" MacStories 11:05 AM
  • "Your 2020 Playlist for Apple Music Replay is Available" The Mac Observer 10:59 AM
  • "Unc0ver v4.0.1 iOS 13.3 Jailbreak Update Released To Fix App Store and Notification Issues" Redmond Pie 10:14 AM
  • "Sonic at the Olympic Games races into App Store in time for Tokyo 2020" Cult of Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Instagram CEO says there's no official iPad app because... they're busy?" Cult of Mac 7:06 AM
  • "Instagram's CEO has revealed why there's no iPad app yet" Memeburn 7:06 AM
  • "Global Emotional Analytics Market (2017 to 2027) - Featuring Google, Apple, Facebook & Microsoft Corporation Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com" Business Wire 6:22 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Oracle and Google are about to face off in tech's trial of the century" Fortune 7:32 AM
  • "A top Oracle exec says Google is 'virtually alone' in its Supreme Court battle over Java, downplaying IBM and Microsoft's support for its tech rival" [BI Prime] Business Insider 12:19 PM
  • "Everything OK down there in the Oracle trench? Good. Big Red has a cloud-based data science platform for you" The Register 6:51 AM
  • "HBF partners with Oracle as part of tech overhaul plan - Video" ZDNet 8:32 PM
  • "Microsoft opens its third India engineering center" GeekWire 7:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Kills Glitchy Security Update Due To Reboot Problems" Silicon UK 7:48 AM
  • "Early adopters delighted as Microsoft pulls plug on Mobile Backend as a Service. Haha, only joking – they're fuming" The Register 6:29 AM
  • "Microsoft updates its roadmap for the new Edge; extension syncing coming this month" ZDNet 1:07 PM
  • "Microsoft to deploy ElectionGuard voting software for the first time tomorrow: Residents in Fulton, Wisconsin will elect representatives for the Wisconsin Supreme Court via voting machines running Microsoft's ElectionGuard voting software." ZDNet 5:17 PM
  • "Microsoft's ElectionGuard voting machine software gets its first real-world test tomorrow" MSPoweruser 8:14 PM
  • "Coronavirus: Intel Labs Day Postponed Over Virus Outbreak Fears/Intel said that the briefing sessions would not be organised as scheduled" Gadgets 360 7:36 AM
  • "After Facebook, coronavirus derails Intel event in US" IANS 7:45 AM
  • "Intel 10th gen Comet Lake-S desktop CPUs being seen" Fudzilla 7:45 AM
  • "AMD Says Reviews Are Wrong – Windows 10 Pro (and Linux) Is Good Enough for Threadripper 3990X" WCCFTech 3:48 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen B550A motherboards with PCIe 4.0 have been available for months" PCGamesN 4:00 PM
  • "HP shareholders invited to come dine with Xerox: Xerox hopes to curry support for its latest takeover bid" IT PRO (UK) 7:53 AM
  • "Xerox hopes wining and dining HP shareholders will convince them of takeover" The Register 10:16 AM
  • "HP Reports Next Week: Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth" Zacks 12:19 PM
  • "IBM Africa on how to change the narrative on African women in science" CNBC Africa 7:49 AM
  • "Dell Technologies to fit out Fortress Melbourne eSports arena: Fortress Melbourne will include a 200-seat main arena that will be known as the Alienware Arena." ZDNet 3:56 PM
  • "Cisco On The Future Of Safe And Smart Cities" PYMNTS 7:25 AM
  • "Cisco Announces David Meads as New UK & Ireland leader" MarTechSeries 7:25 AM
  • "Global notebook shipments for 1Q20 to plunge 29-36% sequentially on epidemic, says Digitimes Research" DigiTimes 6:52 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple to miss revenue forecast as iPhone supply hit by coronavirus" Agence France-Presse 9:17 PM
  • "U.S. stock futures retreat, Asia dips after Apple warns on virus impact" Reuters 9:16 PM
  • "Apple issues rare earnings warning, says coronavirus will cut into Q2 revenue and iPhone sales" BGR 3:45 PM
  • "Apple will miss quarterly guidance & iPhone sales estimates because of coronavirus" AppleInsider 3:45 PM
  • "Tim Cook details Apple's response to coronavirus outbreak in memo to employees" 9to5Mac 8:18 PM
  • "Warren Buffett sold more than $800 million worth of Apple stock last quarter" Business Insider 8:31 AM
Industry News
  • "Global Stocks Edge Higher on New Stimulus Measures in China: Japanese stocks drop after data shows economic output shrank sharply in the fourth quarter" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:12 AM
  • "Asian markets mixed as Japan's economy skids, China cuts rates: Nikkei sinks, while stocks tick up in Hong Kong, mainland China" MarketWatch 7:11 AM
  • "European stocks edge higher as China cuts lending rate" MarketWatch 7:11 AM

 
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