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Apple/Macintosh
  • "U.S. Supreme Court rejects Apple appeal in patent fight with VirnetX"  Reuters 9:33 AM
  • "Apple Loses Appeal of Patent Verdict, Is Liable for $440 Million Damages" TheStreet 12:38 PM
  • "U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Apple's Appeal in $440 Million VirnetX Patent Case" MacRumors 10:50 AM
  • "Apple Reopens More Than Half of Its Retail Stores in China"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:02 PM
  • "Why Apple may move to open iOS"  Axios 9:35 AM
  • "iPhone and iPad apps can snoop on everything you copy to the clipboard: But Apple doesn't think that this is a problem."  ZDNet 7:22 AM
  • "Security demo reminds iOS users that any app (or widget) can read the clipboard silently" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Apple has reportedly signed a lease for 220,000 square feet of office space in New York near Madison Square Garden"  Business Insider 12:38 PM
  • "Apple, TikTok decline to testify at second congressional hearing probing tech's ties to China: Apple and TikTok each have declined a request to testify at a March congressional hearing that would have probed their relationships with China, a move that threatens to ratchet up tensions with federal lawmakers who see Beijing as a privacy and security threat." Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:34 PM
  • "Apple to again skip US congressional hearing on Chinese influence in tech" AppleInsider 8:34 PM
  • "Apple's China iPhone Sales Dropped in January as Virus Emerged" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:28 PM
  • "Apple subpoenas bank and intelligence contractor in battle with Corellium"  Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple announces plans to boost Safari security for sites using HTTPS" 9to5Mac 8:02 AM
  • "Safari to reject HTTPS certificates with over thirteen months validity" AppleInsider 10:50 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to hide/unhide desktop icons from the menu bar on macOS" AddictiveTips 6:02 PM
  • "TiPbITS: Enable the Startup Chime on New Macs" TidBITS 2:58 PM
  • "How to disable or enable the Mac startup chime at will" iDownload Blog 12:48 PM
  • "Post Production Beginner's Mind" fcp.co 8:42 AM
  • "VPNCity review: A new service with a good price" Macworld 8:06 AM
  • "12 Things You May Not Know You Can Do With Images In Mac Preview" MacMost 1:02 PM
  • "How To View Saved Wi-Fi Passwords On Your Mac" macReports 8:41 AM
  • "10 Mac tips for Windows switchers" Apple Must 10:05 AM
  • "How to disable automatic software updates on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:27 AM
  • "How to view, pause, customize and stop notifications on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:27 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Locations of Media Files in MacOS 10.15 Catalina" Daring Fireball 8:06 AM
Press Releases
  • "SweetP Productions, Inc. releases SessionRestore 2.0 for macOS 10.15" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Latest iClock App Sherlocks/Surpasses Old Apple Mac Menubar Clock" Plum Amazing 7:28 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Today Would Have Been Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs' 65th Birthday"  MacRumors 8:06 AM
  • "Remembering Steve Jobs, who would have turned 65 today" The Apple Post 8:43 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook remembers Steve Jobs on his birthday" iMore 8:32 AM
  • "Steve Jobs remembered, 65 years since birth" Apple Must 8:49 AM
  • "Construction of Bangkok's Second Apple Retail Store Nears Completion" MacRumors 8:42 AM
  • "App Store Confidential author 'surprised' by Apple's attempt to halt book" Cult of Mac 4:38 PM
  • "Billionaire Apple investor Warren Buffett traded in his $20 flip phone for an iPhone" CNBC 8:00 AM
  • "Warren Buffett has traded his flip phone for an iPhone, and says Apple is 'probably the best business I know in the world'" Business Insider 9:33 AM
  • "Huge news: Warren Buffett got an iPhone" Mashable 11:18 AM
  • "Why every user needs a smart speaker security policy" Computerworld 8:14 AM
  • "Global smartphone market remains stable in 2020" GfK 7:30 AM
  • "Consumers spend almost half their gadget money on smartphones — report" Apple Must 7:34 AM
  • "Nonprofit seeking Apple Watches to donate to low-income people in need" Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung begins mass production of 16GB mobile DRAM" ZDNet 9:41 PM
  • "Samsung admits data breach following Find My Mobile fail: Samsung confirms that error leaked personal information" Tom's Guide 4:34 PM
  • "World wide web founder scales up efforts to reshape internet" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:36 AM
  • "Can this former Apple, PayPal exec help ShapeShift become 'the world's greatest crypto company'?" Denver Business Journal 8:29 AM
  • "Huawei's 10.8-inch iPad Pro rival can wirelessly charge your phone: The MatePad Pro also has a folio keyboard and Huawei's take on the Apple Pencil." Engadget 8:20 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TMO Editor-in-Chief Bryan Chaffin (#2) -TMO Background Mode Interview" The Mac Observer 5:44 PM
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 277, With Special Guest John Moltz" Daring Fireball 4:37 PM
  • "#286: You Can't Make Me Change My Pocket/This week begins with us clearing up controversies about pockets and malware. The spread of the coronavirus is affecting Apple's business, and making us wonder if WWDC in June could be affected. Ming-Chi Kuo drops a bombshell about ARM Macs, and Mark Gurman reports that Apple might be opening the door to default apps on iOS." Relay FM: Upgrade 2:10 PM
  • "Favorite Steve Jobs Memories, Location Data Clipboard Leak -TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-24" The Mac Observer 12:59 PM
  • "Taming System Preferences, Podcasts, Email, and More – Mac Geek Gab 803" The Mac Observer 7:24 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple to release first ARM Mac without Intel processor in next 18 months, predicts Kuo" 9to5Mac 11:32 AM
  • "Mac With Apple-Designed Processor Coming in First Half of 2021" MacRumors 11:32 AM
  • "Apple's first ARM-based Macs may start showing up as early as next year" The Verge 12:49 PM
  • "Apple's First Arm-Powered Macs Rumored For 2021 In Dramatic Shift Away From Intel" HotHardware 4:35 PM
  • "802.11ay Wi-Fi rumored for 'iPhone 12,' wireless charging for 'AirTag'" AppleInsider 8:09 AM
  • "2020 iPhones May Support New Short Range Wi-Fi Standard" MacRumors 7:48 AM
  • "Alleged 2020 iPad Pro Case Leaks Suggesting Square-Shaped Camera Setup" MacRumors 8:05 AM
  • "First major iOS 14 leak: a new iPad-like grid design for the app switcher on iPhone" iDownload Blog 8:27 AM
  • "Apple's March 31 event might bring over-ear AirPods, Apple TV refresh... and an iPod touch? Get ready for new hardware and some surprises." Macworld 10:53 AM
  • "Apple's over-ear headphones could be launching soon: Possibly priced at $399" The Verge 8:02 AM
  • "Mysterious $399 AirPods seem to have showed up on Target's systems, fueling speculation that Apple's rumored over-ear headphones are coming" Business Insider 8:07 AM
  • "Report: Apple Prepping Over-Ear AirPods" PC Magazine 12:22 PM
  • "Apple may be working on a new pair of high-end headphones to rival Bose and Sennheiser — here's everything we know about them so far" Business Insider 3:27 PM
  • "Boost to iPad sales as coronavirus sees more work from home" 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "The Coronavirus is Reportedly Increasing iPad Sales, Even as it Slows Production" MacTrast 8:44 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Mac Pro Technology Overview February 2020" [46-page PDF] Apple 4:37 PM
  • "Pro Display XDR: Technology Overview/February 2020" [24-page PDF] Apple 4:36 PM
  • "Apple publishes Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR technology deep dives" 9to5Mac 4:39 PM
  • "Apple's new Mac Pro and Pro Display technology overviews show off just how 'pro' they are: Apple's white papers give all the details" The Verge 4:47 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:24 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "cloudAshur, hands on: Encrypt, share and manage your files locally and in the cloud" ZDNet 7:22 AM
iOS Apps
  • "'Company of Heroes' for iPad Review – Excellent Portable Real Time Strategy" Touch Arcade 6:02 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to edit your Google contacts in 4 simple steps" Business Insider 1:43 PM
  • "Apple TV 4K and tvOS: Everything you need to know about Apple's digital media streamer/Got questions about Apple TV? We've got answers." Macworld 11:33 AM
  • "How to Restore Lost Calendars & Reminders from iCloud" OS X Daily 10:58 AM
  • "Here's a fast and affordable way to upgrade your iMac's RAM: Adding more RAM to your iMac is an easy way to give your computer more multitasking juice. Look out, open Chrome browser tabs!" CNET 8:30 AM
Tips
  • "The Best Ways to Clean and Disinfect Your iPhone" iPhone Hacks 7:34 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Why did Apple drop support for the Magic Mouse 2 on the iPad? You can use tons of other Bluetooth mice with the iPad, but Apple's latest mouse is dead in the water." Macworld 7:05 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 6 design is the one we've all been waiting for: Apple Watch 6 render brings a big wishlist item to life" Tom's Guide 4:34 PM
  • "Ming-Chi Kuo Says ARM-Based Macs Are Coming in the First Half of 2021" Daring Fireball 12:38 PM
  • "At three thousand words, this is a doozy about keyboards, iPads, and navigation apps. Also: say fewer words." The Brooks Review [Paid Membership Required] 8:43 AM
  • "Huawei's New MatePad Looks a Lot Like Apple's iPad Pro" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:02 AM
  • "I don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of $1000 smartphones: Please, think of the poor wallets." Android Central 7:58 AM
Non-Apple
  • "What happens when the internet vanishes?" BBC 7:06 PM
  • "It's 2020 and tech still sucks at diversity – here's how we fix it" The Next Web 8:30 AM
  • "Huawei Mate XS + MatePad 5G hands-on: Foldables come to the post-Google era" Android Central 7:59 AM
  • "Huawei Mate XS hands-on: Weird flex, but it's still unique" Android Authority 7:58 AM
  • "Only AI can us from a world of fakes (a world AI is also creating): Deepfake video and audio. AI-generated texts, poetry and lyrics. Fake sites. Fake influencers. Fake news. Will life ever be real again?" Insider Pro [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:32 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Unc0ver update implements Jake James' time_waste exploit, adds reliability improvements" iDownload Blog 5:29 PM
  • "Apple celebrates International Women's Day with 'She Creates' sessions" AppleInsider 2:10 PM
  • "Apple Stores will promote International Women's Day all month long with 'She Creates' series" 9to5Mac 12:48 PM
  • "AirBands are Apple Watch bands designed to hold your AirPods, what do you think?" 9to5Mac 12:48 PM
  • "'Dragon Quest of The Stars' from Square Enix Is Now Available Worldwide with Servers Going Live Tomorrow" Touch Arcade 8:41 AM
  • "The best HomeKit-compatible smart plugs" Macworld 8:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "In Mumbai, Microsoft boss Nadella trumpets cloud tie-up with India's Reliance" Reuters 7:22 AM
  • "Intel unveils new data center processor, 5G chip" Reuters 8:19 AM
  • "Intel debuts 5G server and base station chips, plus a PC network card" VentureBeat 8:35 AM
  • "Intel pushes back into the game with new silicon portfolio for 5G infrastructure" ZDNet 9:35 AM
  • "Intel Launches Atom P5900: A 10nm Atom for Radio Access Networks" AnandTech 8:38 AM
  • "New Intel Cascade Lake Xeon 'Performance' CPUs: Cutting Prices Too" AnandTech 8:27 AM
  • "Intel's Cunning Plan To Beat AMD Revealed: New Leaked List Of Hyper-Threaded CPUs" Forbes 7:47 AM
  • "HP Announces Huge Share Buyback and Once Again Rejects Xerox Takeover Offer" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:01 PM
  • "HP launches $16bn buyback as it 'engages' on Xerox deal" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:51 PM
  • "HP creates multi-year 'value creation' plan to fend off Xerox" ZDNet 4:46 PM
  • "HP Ink: No way, Xerox. We're not accepting your takeover. Well, we'd never say never. Maybe even maybe? Hello, you still there? Please?" The Register 6:36 PM
  • "New Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops: AMD Ryzen 4000 Pro or Intel 10th Gen" AnandTech 8:27 AM
  • "Lenovo adds nine new laptops to its ThinkPad lineup" The Verge 8:28 AM
  • "Cisco unleashes 'Thanos' in hopes for a 'radical simplification' of security software: SecureX platform, code-named after Marvel villain, combines disparate security products from Cisco and competitors into a single interface" MarketWatch 7:35 AM
  • "Cisco launches new cloud-native security platform" BetaNews 8:44 AM
  • "Cisco unveils SecureX cloud platform for improved security visibility" ZDNet 10:58 AM
  • "Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Finally Gets Data Science And ML Services" Forbes 7:47 AM
  • "The CTO of a 120-year-old company explains how yanking out most of its Oracle technology after a surprise $1 million bill is helping it move faster with Amazon's cloud" Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "Will China Rule 5G Wireless? Can America or Europe Do Anything About It?" The National Interest 7:47 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Hit Hard on China Phone Sales, but Recoups Some Losses" Investing 2:10 PM
  • "Apple Supply Chain Snag to Last at Least a Month, Wedbush Says" Bloomberg 12:38 PM
  • "Wedbush seeing temporary coronavirus challenges, keeping $400 AAPL price target" AppleInsider 8:09 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow ends more than 1,000 points lower as coronavirus spread sparks fear of global economic hit: Treasury yields plunge, gold surges as investors seek safety" MarketWatch 4:49 PM
  • "Dow Ends Off 1,032; Stocks Slammed as Coronavirus Spreads Outside Asia: Stocks finish down sharply, with the Dow Industrials off more than 1,000 points, as investors worry the global spread of the coronavirus will impact economies outside of China." TheStreet 4:49 PM
  • "Dow tumbles over 1,000 points as coronavirus crisis spirals" FOXBusiness 4:48 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Close 1,000 Points Lower as Coronavirus Cases Mount: S&P 500, Nasdaq fall 3% after steep declines across Europe, Asia; bond yields approach new low" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:48 PM
  • "Asian markets slump as new coronavirus cases jump outside China: Stocks drop sharply in South Korea, Hong Kong and Australia" Associated Press 8:45 AM
  • "Italian stocks slump 4%, as European equities crumble on spreading coronavirus: Gold futures surge, bonds yields fall" MarketWatch 8:45 AM

 
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