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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple shareholders defeat proposal over Chinese app removal policies"  Reuters 1:08 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook says the coronavirus is a 'fairly dynamic situation' and a challenge at annual shareholders meeting"  Business Insider 12:56 PM
  • "2020 AAPL shareholders meeting recap"  9to5Mac 12:57 PM
  • "Apple Comments on iPadOS Future, Coronavirus, Apple TV+ and More at Shareholders Meeting" MacRumors 1:08 PM
  • "Apple shareholders call for human rights transparency" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Apple faces shareholder vote over Chinese app removal policies"  Reuters 7:27 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 5G Launch For 2H 2020 Could See Delays Due To Deadly Coronavirus" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Apple and Tesla under fire over software engineer's fatal Autopilot crash" ZDNet 7:26 AM
  • "Flaw in billions of Wi-Fi devices left communications open to eavesdroppng: Cypress and Broadcom chip bug bit iPhones, Macs, Android devices, Echoes, and more."  Ars Technica 9:27 AM
  • "New Kr00k vulnerability lets attackers decrypt WiFi packets" ZDNet 9:23 AM
OS X
News
  • "Raccoon malware targets massive range of browsers to steal your data and cryptocurrency" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Brave browser now automatically points to Wayback Machine on 404" The Verge 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.4 Update to Developers" MacRumors 12:55 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Can't enable FileVault? An errant set of files may be blocking you" Macworld 7:54 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to use the dynamic Finder file inspector to display summary info about multiple Mac items" iDownload Blog 8:48 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Firefox is showing the way back to a world that's private by default: Tracking shouldn't be the norm" The Verge 7:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "Affinity Publisher for Mac Gains IDML Import, Preflight Checking, Template Support, and More" MacRumors 8:28 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's budget iPhone XR was the most popular phone in the world in 2019, figures suggest" Business Insider 7:45 AM
  • "And the best-selling smartphone in 2019 was...iPhone XR" Mashable 7:47 AM
  • "Tim Cook thinks backdoors suck and he's right" Input Magazine 1:54 PM
  • "Apple to open first retail store in India next year, Tim Cook says" Reuters 1:07 PM
  • "Apple will open first India store next year, Tim Cook says at shareholder meeting: The company will also launch an online store there this year." CNET 1:08 PM
  • "Apple iPhone maker Foxconn taps scientist dubbed 'SARS hero' to advise on coronavirus outbreak" CNBC 7:55 AM
  • "Apple ties up with Johnson & Johnson to study atrial fibrillation and stroke risk" Business Insider 9:28 AM
  • "Apple is giving $49 Apple Watches to seniors who qualify for a new heart study — here's how to sign up" Business Insider 9:28 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to make announcement in Birmingham" ["Cook will join TechAlabama and Mayor Randall Woodfin for a news conference announcing a new Birmingham education initiative."] WBRC Birmingham, AL 8:19 AM
  • "Tim Cook making announcement in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday" AppleInsider 1:08 PM
  • "Apple To Require Revenue-Generating Mobile Games To Be Approved By Chinese Government" AppInChina 8:25 PM
  • "Apple requires Chinese games to get government approval" Cult of Mac 8:26 PM
  • "Director Rian Johnson: Apple Doesn't Let Bad Guys Use iPhones on Camera in Movies"  MacRumors 7:50 AM
  • "Rian Johnson: Apple won't let movie villains use iPhones on camera/Apple takes its product placement very seriously, it seems." Engadget 7:49 AM
  • "RIAA Study Shows 2019 Music Revenue Increased 13%, Subscription Income Up 25%" Variety 7:56 AM
  • "Apple plunged Facebook into chaos when it broke its internal apps" Cult of Mac 11:09 AM
  • "'Severance': Tramell Tillman To Star In Apple Drama Series" Deadline 4:05 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "EU working on proposal to bring back easily replaceable smartphone batteries: EU proposal for easily replaceable phone batteries aims to bring down e-waste; to be presented next month." ZDNet 7:52 PM
  • "First Amendment doesn't apply on YouTube; judges reject PragerU lawsuit: 2/26/2020, 3:56 PM" Ars Technica 6:36 PM
  • "The US-China trade war unintentionally prepared companies for coronavirus" Yahoo Finance 4:06 PM
  • "Exclusive: Popular Baby Monitor Wide Open to Hacking" PC Magazine 4:01 PM
  • "MacBook Air rival: This Dell is just as powerful and practically half the price" Tom's Guide 8:35 AM
  • "New AI-powered sensor can predict heart failure days before it happens: The wearable patch could avert one in three heart failure readmissions" The Next Web 8:01 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "MacVoices #20089: Getting Into The MacBook Pro 16" with Mark Fuccio" MacVoices 9:16 PM
  • "Kelly and Brent Simmons – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-26" The Mac Observer 1:12 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 072: 'No more free cookies', with special guest Michael 'Biscuit' Thomas" 9to5Mac 12:56 PM
  • "Former Apple Ad Guru Becomes 'Storyteller' for Tech Founders" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:20 AM
  • "How Jezebel, the Netflix Acquired Feature Was Cut on Final Cut Pro X" fcp.co 8:49 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "All new iPhones might be forced to have a removable battery: Leaked EU docs suggest incoming legislation" TechRadar UK 1:53 PM
  • "What is 802.11ay and what could it mean for the iPhone: This ultra-fast, short-range wireless technology is good for very specific uses." Macworld 7:53 AM
  • "Famed Apple analyst chances his Arm-based Macs that Apple kit will land next year" The Register 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Developing Over-the-Air Recovery Feature for iOS Based on Code in iOS 13.4" MacRumors 1:57 PM
  • "This iOS 13.4 Feature Hints at a Future Portless iPhone" The Mac Observer 2:12 PM
  • "Bundle of new developer OS betas highlight iPad Up Next widget functionality" Cult of Mac 2:28 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS and iPadOS 13.4 to Developers" MacRumors 12:56 PM
  • "Apple seeds third betas of iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, tvOS 13.4 and macOS Catalina 10.15.4 to developers" iDownload Blog 12:57 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "AirPods Wireless Charging Not Working, Fix" macReports 11:53 AM
  • "What to do if one of your AirPods stops working" iDownload Blog 8:26 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Begins Selling Certified Refurbished 16-Inch MacBook Pro Models Internationally" MacRumors 8:28 AM
  • "16" & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:27 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:27 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:27 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Speidel's black leather band is a tuxedo for your Apple Watch [Review] Cult of Mac 9:06 PM
  • "Eero Homekit Secure Networking: Setup and First thoughts" HomeKit News 9:03 PM
  • "Galaxy S20 Ultra vs. iPhone 11 Pro Max real-life speed test: The winner won't surprise you" BGR 4:06 PM
  • "Review: Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera pairs HomeKit Secure Video with AI facial recognition" AppleInsider 2:39 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Take iPad Screenshots Using Your Apple Pencil" The Mac Observer 2:34 PM
  • "How To Clean Up Your iPhone Or iPad To Free Up Space" MacMost 1:02 PM
  • "How to Connect AirPods to Apple Watch" Lifewire 11:28 AM
  • "How to Add a Website to Home Screen of iPhone & iPad in iOS 13" OS X Daily 11:21 AM
  • "How to make your iPhone battery last as long as possible" ZDNet 9:27 AM
  • "Tired of your iPhone trying to send photos as an iCloud link? Read this" CNET 7:41 AM
Tips
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple makes a big comeback in India, but will it last? For the first time in its brief history in India, the premium brand has gone all out to woo customers with big price cuts, and thanks to local manufacturing efforts, it has worked wonders. However, India's Hindu supremacist government may torpedo all of that good work." ZDNet 9:05 PM
  • "Apple should respond to shareholder proposal critical of China App Store takedowns, experts say" 9to5Mac 9:02 PM
  • "Why TV?" ["If the Apple rumour mill could somehow be harnessed to generate power, I believe our climate crisis would be solved. Alas, it is only a source of curiosity before a product announcement and, afterwards, a quickly forgotten trash heap of mixed truths and spurious guesses. But it is sometimes instructive to look back on those rumours."] Pixel Envy 4:43 PM
  • "The Rewind: iPod touch 7th-gen - a legit Apple Arcade console?" 9to5Mac 4:05 PM
  • "Tim Cook talks coronavirus, FBI dispute, 'Friends' reunion, and more at Apple shareholder meeting" BGR 4:07 PM
  • "7+ things Tim Cook said at Apple's shareholder meeting" Apple Must 2:29 PM
  • "How Delivery Apps Are Eating Up Your Budget: Uber Eats and DoorDash might be convenient, but the apps are making you pay a juicy premium as high as 91 percent." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:58 PM
  • "Apple and the NTSB" The Loop 12:59 PM
  • "Concept: one way to improve iPad multitasking" iDownload Blog 11:30 AM
  • "A closer look at Apple's stunning leaked iPhone 12 design" BGR 8:20 AM
  • "ARM Macs are coming, three years after Apple's attitude change: It was easier to stay on Intel, but the Mac's future requires a chip transition." Macworld 7:54 AM
  • "How long will your expensive new iPhone last? The more you spend, the longer it will last." ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "What is 802.11ay and what could it mean for the iPhone: This ultra-fast, short-range wireless technology is good for very specific uses."  Macworld 7:54 AM
  • "5 ways Apple could use 802.11ay in iPhone and beyond" Apple Must 7:24 AM
Non-Apple
  • "COVID-19's Impact on Trade Shows" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:08 PM
  • "How to build a better voting system that resists hacking" ZDNet 11:22 AM
  • "AI needs to be controlled. But lazy humans may not be up to the job" ZDNet 11:22 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Apple reveals Plus-Minus-Max-Mini naming scheme"  Scoopertino 9:21 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Best wireless earbuds for business 2020: AirPods and alternatives" ZDNet 12:55 PM
  • "5 Mint Alternatives You Can Use For Your Financial Needs" The Mac Observer 12:48 PM
  • "Apple updates its Research app with support for AirPods Pro for the hearing study" iDownload Blog 11:21 AM
  • "Amazon's Eero routers get updated with Apple's HomeKit support" The Verge 11:15 AM
  • "Altice USA Brings its Cable TV Experience to Apple TV" MacRumors 11:19 AM
  • "Altice USA begins selling Apple TV devices to its video subscribers" FierceVideo 9:55 AM
  • "Upcoming Steve Jobs Auction a treasure trove for Apple fans" Cult of Mac 9:29 AM
  • "'Naruto X Boruto Ninja Tribes' Pre-Registrations Are Now Live on iOS and Android" Touch Arcade 8:28 AM
  • "Unc0ver v4.2.1 adds battery drain fix, improved Substitute reliability, and more" iDownload Blog 8:26 AM
  • "Australian company debuts disability accommodation powered by HomeKit" iMore 8:02 AM
  • "Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher updated to version 1.8, custom keyboard shortcuts come to iPad" 9to5Mac 7:53 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Is HP's 'Poison Pill' Defense Against Xerox Toxic for Investors? The tech giant's defensive measures against a possible takeover bid could trap its own investors." Motley Fool 8:34 AM
  • "HP says it will return $16bn to investors to parry Xerox bid" Gulf Times 8:33 AM
  • "Microsoft update on Q3 FY20 guidance" Microsoft 4:06 PM
  • "Microsoft says Windows and Surface businesses will miss expectations due to coronavirus: The company says its supply chain has been slowed" The Verge 6:32 PM
  • "Microsoft issue profit warning due to reduced PC sales" MSPoweruser 6:33 PM
  • "Microsoft expects Windows unit to miss revenue outlook on coronavirus impact" Reuters 4:01 PM
  • "Admins beware! Microsoft gives heads-up for 'disruptive' changes to authentication in Office 365 email service" The Register 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft starts to roll out the new Edge on Windows 10 systems" BetaNews 8:48 AM
  • "Instagram launches PWA in Microsoft Store with direct messaging: Now you can slide into your DMs from your PC" Windows Central 9:02 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen Embedded R1102G and Ryzen Embedded R1305G chips unveiled" Geeky Gadgets 8:40 AM
  • "AMD expands Ryzen Embedded range" Fudzilla 8:41 AM
  • "AMD Launches New Ryzen Embedded R1305G & R1102G CPUs" eTeknix 8:42 AM
  • "Best Eight-Core CPU Battle: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X vs Intel Core i7-9700K" Tom's Hardware 8:40 AM
  • "AMD's New Ryzen Embedded R1000 CPUs Fuel Diminutive Sapphire, Simply NUC Mini PCs" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Supreme Court allows retirement plan lawsuit against Intel" Reuters 9:49 AM
  • "Intel promises Full Memory Encryption in upcoming CPUs: Intel's security plans sound a lot like 'we're going to catch up to AMD.'" Ars Technica 1:57 PM
  • "Intel Core i9-10880H Comet Lake-H Benchmarks Leak, Ready To Battle AMD Ryzen 7 4800H" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Intel announces new portfolio for 5G network infrastructure" CRN 8:45 AM
  • "Intel Continues Bring-Up Of New Gateway SoC Architecture On Linux, ComboPHY Driver" Phoronix 8:45 AM
  • "IBM-backed global code challenge focuses on climate change" BetaNews 8:23 AM
  • "IBM and David Clark Cause announce 2020 Call For Code Challenge" The Next Web 8:01 AM
  • "Executive Q&A: Stephen Leonard, GM of IBM's Cognitive Systems" eWeek 7:51 PM
  • "Lenovo updates its ThinkPad line with Ryzen 4000 series CPUs" KitGuru 8:41 AM
  • "Dell Reports Earnings Tomorrow. Here's What to Expect." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:22 AM
  • "WWT, Dell Launch 5G Center of Excellence" Channelnomics 8:35 AM
  • "Dell Launches New Laptop With MacBook Air-Like Specs At Half Price" Gizbot 8:37 AM
  • "Oracle Says It Backs Groups Taking On Big Tech Rivals" PYMNTS 8:31 AM
  • "NTT Docomo taps Cisco for 5G mobile backhaul upgrade" Telecompaper 8:29 AM
  • "Vodafone and Cisco to offer joint products for Italian businesses" Telecompaper 8:29 AM
  • "SecureX gon give it to ya: Cisco muscles into the integrated security game" The Register 7:42 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Services, wearables, 5G 'iPhone 12" make Morgan Stanley AAPL buyers" AppleInsider 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Inc.: It Is All About The Buybacks" Seeking Alpha 7:39 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks end mostly lower, as concerns about spread of coronavirus extend selloff: Microsoft lowers earnings guidance due to coronavirus" MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed as Wall Street Assesses Virus Impact: Stocks give up earlier gains to end mixed as investors assess the impact of the coronavirus." TheStreet 4:02 PM
  • "Dow, S&P surrender gains amid coronavirus frenzy as Nasdaq hangs on: Facebook" FOXBusiness 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks Give Up Gains; Treasury Yields Fall: Dow industrials, S&P 500 close lower after sharp losses the past two days, while Nasdaq rises" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Asian markets continue to pull back fears of growing global outbreak: Stocks down in Tokyo, Hong Kong, but up slightly in Shanghai" MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "European stocks tumble again as coronavirus worries weigh on investors: Wolters Kluwer and ASM International among active stocks" MarketWatch 8:46 AM

 
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