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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Is Handcuffed to the iPhone. Just Like Its Customers: Tim Cook has worked hard to remove the 'hardware company' valuation discount. The coronavirus shows how far it still depends on the iPhone."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:12 AM
  • "Apple sees $45 billion in market value wiped out after warning the coronavirus will push revenue below forecasts"  Business Insider 8:07 AM
  • "Coronavirus restrictions hit return to work at Apple's biggest iPhone plant" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 AM
  • "Apple's coronavirus warning wasn't a total surprise, but magnitude rattles Wall Street"  MarketWatch 7:27 AM
  • "Coronavirus could cost Apple $4 billion this quarter as the firm warns of iPhone shortages" [BI Prime] Business Insider 7:25 AM
  • "Apple's Outlook Cut Revives Questions About China Over-Reliance" Bloomberg 7:26 AM
  • "Apple To Miss Q2 Earnings As Coronavirus Outbreak Hits Both Supply And Demand" Benzinga 7:27 AM
  • "COVID-19 Disrupts March, Long-Term Intact" ["Our revised estimate is based on a combination of Greater China accounting for 12% of revenue, compared to our previous expectation of 17% of revenue, along with tighter iPhone supply in the back half of the quarter negatively impacting Apple's ability to fulfill global demand."] Loup Ventures 7:45 AM
  • "If Apple is hurting due to the coronavirus, its suppliers and rivals likely are too" Reuters 7:22 AM
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to backup your Gmail account to your Mac using Mail Archiver X" ZDNet 10:38 AM
  • "10 Tips for Mastering Apple Calendar: Whether you use Apple Calendar on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, these simple tricks can make your life more efficient, productive, and organized." PC Magazine 5:48 PM
  • "How to convert an MOV file to MP4 on macOS" AddictiveTips 4:39 PM
  • "How To Use the Mac Color Picker" MacMost 1:30 PM
Press Releases
  • "Habit-tracking app Streaks is finally available for Mac" Cult of Mac 8:59 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Samsung poised to benefit from China virus woes afflicting Apple, other rivals" Reuters 7:23 AM
  • "Apple's coronavirus warning that it won't sell enough iPhones is great news for Samsung" Business Insider 7:25 AM
  • "Coronavirus is causing an iPhone shortage - but will it reach the UK?" Lancashire Post 8:03 AM
  • "Apple doubles donation to fight spread of coronavirus" Cult of Mac 7:46 AM
  • "The iPhone at the Deathbed: Families are photographing death at home. These photos may feel jarring on Facebook, but the practice itself has a long history."  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:22 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Mark Zuckerberg has asked his communications staff to blow-dry his sweaty armpits before big speeches, according to a new book" Business Insider 8:25 PM
  • "The Great Google Revolt" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:24 PM
  • "Motorola issues official response over Razr screen peeling. Says don't worry." Input Magazine 5:50 PM
  • "OnePlus 8 Pro: What We Know So Far About This Snapdragon 865 5G Flagship" HotHardware 4:06 PM
  • "Kickstarter workers vote to unionize" TechCrunch 10:58 AM
  • "Kickstarter employees have unionized, becoming the first tech company to do so as workers organize across the industry" Business Insider 10:58 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Paul Kafasis On Combining (Or Not) Mac and iOS App Licensing" MacVoices 4:05 PM
  • "Stock Market School – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-18" The Mac Observer 1:18 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple supply shortage to last into April: sources/Mass production of cheaper iPhones likely behind schedule"  Nikkei 1:20 PM
  • "Apple may miss mass production schedule for new, cheaper iPhone: Nikkei" Reuters 1:25 PM
  • "Apple's new iPad Pro could be delayed due to the coronavirus, report claims: Plans to introduce an iPhone SE successor in March are still on track, though." Ars Technica 4:39 PM
  • "Apple's budget iPhone could face delay due to coronavirus" CNET 1:26 PM
  • "Shipments of new iPad Pro may peak in April at earliest" DigiTimes 7:48 AM
  • "Digitimes: New '12-inch' iPad Pro in production with 3D-sensing rear camera, likely March launch" 9to5Mac 7:48 AM
  • "Apple could be planning new '12-inch' iPad Pro for March debut" Cult of Mac 7:46 AM
  • "Bloomberg: 'iPhone SE 2' Launch Still on Course for March Despite Coronavirus Outbreak, New iPad Pro Models in First Half of 2020" MacRumors 7:47 AM
  • "Apple maintains March iPhone event plan, despite coronavirus: Apple still hopes to introduce iPhone 9 at a March special event, though supply and production may be constrained due to coronavirus." Computerworld 7:54 AM
  • "Exactly When Apple Will Reveal The 2020 iPad Pro And iPhone SE 2" Forbes 7:20 AM
  • "Apple iPhone SE2 Security Features: Here's What To Expect" Forbes 7:19 AM
  • "Kuo: Supply Chain to Ramp Up for Apple's Ultra Wideband Tags in Second to Third Quarter of 2020" MacRumors 8:55 AM
  • "'Apple Tags' tracking devices launching summer 2020, says Ming-Chi Kuo" AppleInsider 10:38 AM
  • "watchOS 6.1.3 for Apple Watch available today with critical bug fixes" 9to5Mac 1:19 PM
  • "Apple releases updates for watchOS 6.1.3, watchOS 5.3.5 for legacy iPhones" AppleInsider 1:26 PM
  • "Apple Releases watchOS 6.1.3 Update With Heart Rhythm Notification Bug Fix" MacRumors 1:20 PM
  • "Adjustable smart fabric with built-in buttons could make Apple Watch accessories smarter" AppleInsider 7:46 AM
  • "Apple wins an Apple Pencil Patent that reveals possible future features like Touch ID, a Display, Force Touch & more" Patently Apple 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Pencil could gain haptic system that could monitor a user's grip" AppleInsider 9:32 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patents introducing Smart Adjustable Fabric for Health Related Apple Watch Bands & more" Patently Apple 11:41 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10.2" iPad Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:25 AM
  • "Apple AirPods Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:25 AM
  • "Mac Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:25 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Galaxy S20 Ultra vs. iPhone 11 Pro Max vs. Pixel 4 XL: We compare specs, prices, and features" ZDNet 2:45 PM
  • "Nest Wifi vs. Netgear Orbi 6: Which mesh router is best?" CNET 4:17 PM
  • "Review: Insta360 GO is the AirPods-like action cam to beat" AppleInsider 3:06 PM
  • "Hands-on: LiteChaser Pro photo and video kits for iPhone 11" 9to5Mac 11:41 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Five great iPhone weather apps you should try: Apple's built-in Weather app gets the job done, but third-party apps offer a lot more." Macworld 7:48 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to remotely control your iPhone camera with Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 4:17 PM
  • "How to use a Bluetooth mouse with the iPad and iPhone" AddictiveTips 3:06 PM
  • "Burst mode: How to take photo bursts on iPhone 11" Cult of Mac 1:26 PM
  • "How to use your Apple TV remote to watch shows and navigate with Siri" Business Insider 1:26 PM
  • "Double-Check Your iPhone's Medical ID Emergency Contacts" TidBITS 11:54 AM
  • "MacBook feels old and tired? Here's how to speed it up!" ZDNet 10:38 AM
  • "How to Recover Lost iCloud Drive Documents & Files" OS X Daily 10:35 AM
  • "How to limit the number of photos stored on Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 7:53 AM
Tips
  • "18 iPhone tricks Apple has been hiding from you" Apple Must 10:34 AM
  • "iOS Performance tips you probably didn't know (from an ex-Apple engineer)" Rony's Blog 8:22 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Low-cost iPhone rumored launch date should make Google nervous" Android Authority 11:41 AM
  • "The Paywalled Garden: iOS is Adware" ["All that money comes from the wallets of 480 million subscribers, and their goal is to grow that number to 600 million this year. But to do that, Apple has resorted to insidious tactics to get those people: ads. Lots and lots of ads, on devices that you pay for. iOS 13 has an abundance of ads from Apple marketing Apple services, from the moment you set it up and all throughout the experience."]  Steve Streza 8:09 AM
  • "Qualcomm's new Snapdragon X60 5G modem has an audience of one: Apple/The first modem system that's good enough for the iPhone."  Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "How'd that turn out? Revisiting some Apple-killing technologiesCurrentC and Essential didn't quit kill their Apple competitors." Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "California Supreme Court Rules Against Apple Regarding Off-the-Clock Employee Bag Searches" Daring Fireball 7:46 AM
  • "Why Apple's guidance correction is causing less panic versus 2019" AppleInsider 1:26 PM
  • "Corona Virus Impact Update, Smartphones and Premium vs. The Masses" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:35 AM
  • "Apple's coronavirus warning foreshadows a broader threat for tech" Axios 9:32 AM
  • "Apple Coronavirus Warnings Highlight Complexities of Tech Supply Chains" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:59 AM
  • "COVID-19 Coronavirus And Complex Supply Chains" Seeking Alpha 7:22 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Sliding screens might make more sense than folding phones" Cult of Mac 1:26 PM
  • "Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip" Mashable 4:16 PM
  • "It's no surprise Galaxy Z Flip and Razr phones are breaking" The Next Web 7:54 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Gmail App Gets Support for Siri Shortcuts" iClarified 6:04 PM
  • "Bumper Boat Battler 'Tubetastic: World Splashfest' Coming to Mobile with Cross-Platform Multiplayer" Touch Arcade 4:39 PM
  • "A Remaster of Spiderweb Software's Cult Classic 'Geneforge' is in the Works and Will Release on iPad" Touch Arcade 1:28 PM
  • "Pandora's new Apple Watch app lets you leave your iPhone behind" TechCrunch 1:26 PM
  • "SoundCloud for iPhone and iPad now integrates with Files app, Android uploads coming later" 9to5Mac 10:38 AM
  • "Thanks For The Memories; Goodbye, Mac360" Mac 360 9:00 AM
  • "Apple Music now groups different versions of the same albums" The Verge 10:59 AM
  • "Apple Music Debuts Intelligent Sorting of Alternate Album Versions" MacStories 8:00 AM
  • "Today Stratechery is launching a new product: the Daily Update Podcast." Stratechery 7:59 AM
  • "North America Wearable AI Market Report 2020, Forecast to 2025 - Google, Microsoft and Apple are the Major Players" PRNewswire 7:10 AM
  • "Garmin brings flight deck technology and tools to the Garmin Pilot app" Business Wire 7:09 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update blunder seems particularly bad: Another issue seems to have appeared as a result of a Windows Update." Windows Central 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft finally acknowledges that Windows 10 has a serious problem – and explains how to fix it" TechRadar UK 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft pulls disastrous Windows 10 security patch after it deletes some people's files" Metro UK 8:24 AM
  • "Nasty Windows 10 update is deleting files: Here's what to do" LAPTOP Magazine 12:04 PM
  • "Microsoft has a subdomain hijacking problem: Spammers hijack Microsoft subdomains to advertise poker casinos. Many other subdomains have been vulnerable for years." ZDNet 5:18 PM
  • "Microsoft: Free unified Office app is now open to all Android users/All Android users can install the Office app comprising basic versions of Word, PowerPoint and Excel." ZDNet 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft releases unified Office Mobile app for Android" Hexus 7:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Finally Combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in One Office App" Softpedia 8:23 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Microsoft Your Phone could change the way you use mobile tech: Screens that fold and PCs that can make phone calls are no longer things of the future." Windows Central 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft to bravely defend US democracy for a slack handful of voters in Fulton, Wisconsin: ElectionGuard guards real-life election" The Register 7:42 AM
  • "This could be Microsoft's most important product in 2020. If it works: ElectionGuard isn't designed to make voting machines safe from hackers. It's meant to make hacking them pointless." CNET 8:26 AM
  • "Free Software Foundation sends hard drive to Microsoft to get Windows 7 source code" MSPoweruser 7:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 7 goes on sale in India" MSPoweruser 7:49 AM
  • "Dell Technologies sells RSA to Symphony Technology Group consortium for $2.075 billion: The move simplifies Dell's portfolio of companies and allows RSA to focus on its core security mission." ZDNet 11:57 AM
  • "Dell sells RSA to consortium led by Symphony Technology Group for over $2B" TechCrunch 2:12 PM
  • "Dell updates, adds to edge computing portfolio: Dell added new servers, a data platform and a micro data center to its edge computing lineup" ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "HP Inc. PC President Alex Cho: 'Get Ready For The Return Of The PC'" Forbes 5:30 PM
  • "Red Hat tips its Fedora at CoreOS Container Linux stans: Hop onto something else, folks, cos this one's on a boat to Valhalla" The Register 8:51 AM
  • "Oracle gets a bit touchy-feely as CEO Catz shares a digital transformation bedtime story" The Register 7:41 AM
  • "Intel details 'Horse Ridge' cryogenic quantum computing control chip" ZDNet 4:16 PM
  • "Intel and QuTech unveil Horse Ridge cryogenic control chip for quantum computing" VentureBeat 4:15 PM
  • "AMD EPYC 7002 Enteprise CPUs Flex Zen 2 Muscle As Adoption Expands At Google Cloud" HotHardware 4:06 PM
  • "AMD says Windows 10 Pro and Linux are just fine for Threadripper 3990X: You won't need a more expensive Windows 10 license to get AMD's best processor." Windows Central 10:38 AM
  • "ASUS Warns Of ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 Series Thermal Issues And Points To AMD" WCCFTech 7:51 AM
  • "ASUS Throws AMD Under The Bus For Radeon RX 5700 Temp Issues, Offers This Homegrown Fix" HotHardware 4:06 PM
  • "How to pick the right AMD Ryzen CPU for your PC: Which Ryzen are you?" Windows Central 11:07 AM
  • "Exclusive: Samsung wins 5-nanometer modem chip contract from Qualcomm - sources" Reuters 8:06 AM
  • "Coronavirus impact on tech industry predicted in new report" The Verge 7:36 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Stock May Not Stay Down For Long Despite Its Sales Warnings" Forbes 7:45 PM
  • "Apple Analyst Says Cupertino's Semiconductor Suppliers Caught At Center Of Coronavirus Outbreak" Benzinga 7:45 PM
  • "Apple Is Gut-Check Test for Traders Who Absorbed Every Blow" Bloomberg 9:31 AM
  • "Apple and Alibaba's Coronavirus Warnings Will Probably Be Followed by Others: A wide variety of tech companies are likely to see their March-quarter sales hurt by the coronavirus outbreak's impact on Chinese demand and/or manufacturing." RealMoney 4:15 PM
  • "Apple's coronavirus sales warning hits global stocks" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 AM
  • "Apple Will Miss Q1 2020 Revenue Guidance Following Coronavirus Outbreak" The Mac Observer 7:15 AM
  • "Apple's coronavirus revenue miss won't impact Apple long term, says analysts" AppleInsider 7:45 AM
  • "After Apple, What Other Tech Businesses Face Coronavirus Risks?" Forbes 7:20 AM
  • "Apple set to lose title of most valuable U.S. companies to Microsoft" MarketWatch 7:50 AM
  • "Buffett dumps $800M worth of Apple stock, invests in biotech and groceries: Berkshire Hathaway still owns tons of Apple" The Next Web 9:32 AM
  • "20 years after dot-com peak, tech dominance keeps investors on edge" Reuters 11:36 AM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq ekes out record finish, other stock indexes slump as coronavirus takes toll on Apple sales" MarketWatch 4:51 PM
  • "Nasdaq Closes at Record High as Apple Issues Revenue Warning: The Nasdaq closes at a record high even after Apple issues a revenue warning because of the coronavirus outbreak in China." TheStreet 4:50 PM
  • "Nasdaq hits record despite Apple's coronavirus sales warning: Tech and financials hit the broader stock market" FOXBusiness 4:49 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall After Apple's Sales Warning: The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped Tuesday after Apple warned its revenue may be lower than forecast due to the coronavirus in China, one of the most significant indications yet of the outbreak's impact on multinational businesses." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:49 PM
  • "Asia stocks fall as economic impact of coronavirus weighs on markets" MarketWatch 8:16 AM
  • "European chip stocks tumble on Apple warning, while HSBC slumps on profit slide: UBI Banca soars on surprise offer from Intesa Sanpaolo1" MarketWatch 8:15 AM

 
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