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Friday Highlights: Bombshell investigative report at the Wall Street Journal on how some popular iOS and Android apps send private user data to Facebook, unbeknown to user, for targeted advertising; furthering efforts to bolster iPhone sales in China, Apple partners with Ant Financial to provide interest-free financing for iPhone buyers; after Apple's $1 billion investment in Austin, TX, what happens with their 281 acre land acquisition near Research Triangle Park in North Carolina?; Samsung's Galaxy Fold going to be tough or impossible for Apple to compete with says Goldman Sachs; Dan Moren argues for Apple to take Apple Pay to the next level such as device-to-device NFC transfers, or via AirDrop; some Apple Store locations in Eastern District area of Texas may close as Apple fights patent trolls, plans new store in Galleria Dallas; Law360 reports Apple seeking full reversal of $439 million patent loss against VirnetX; 2020 iPhones to feature 5nm chips according to report from DigiTimes; find more comparisons of Samsung's latest Galaxy phones, watch vs Apple's offerings in our Reviews section today; The Next Web compares gesture-based smartphone navigations, iPhone still winning.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's hopes for TV domination: Every video, every source, on every screen"  Digital Trends 3:47 PM
  • "Goldman Sachs doesn't think Apple can compete with Samsung's new foldable phone"  Business Insider 9:00 AM
  • "Consumer data shows Samsung's foldable phone could cost Apple" Business Insider 3:49 PM
  • "Apple teams with Ant Financial, banks for interest-free iPhone financing in China"  Reuters 7:12 AM
  • "Apple is offering interest-free financing to boost iPhone sales in China" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
  • "Apple hopes interest-free iPhones will boost slow Chinese sales: It's one way the company is hoping to juice iPhone sales." Engadget 8:14 AM
  • "Apple and Goldman Sachs are partnering on a cobranded card" Business Insider 8:26 AM
  • "Cover Story: So, it's Apple's land — now what? A company connected to Apple has no intention of offloading a swath of land it's recently acquired near Research Triangle Park. That's as Apple – at least right now – has no immediate plans to build on the 281-acre site, and is instead watching North Carolina's political landscape as it expands in Texas, insiders say."  Triangle Business Journal 8:10 AM
  • "What Apple can do to take Apple Pay to the next level: Apple Pay's already changed the way people pay for things, but it's time Apple take it even further."  Macworld 7:58 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple adds AMD Radeon RX 560 cards to list of compatible eGPU units" O'Grady's PowerPage 8:38 AM
  • "Linux users are unable to manage their Apple ID on apple․com" 9to5Mac 9:15 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to skip the macOS shut down prompt" AddictiveTips 5:41 PM
  • "How Do I Password Protect My Files & Folders In macOS?" macReports 8:21 AM
  • "How to use common functions and formulas in Numbers on Mac and iOS" iDownload Blog 8:21 AM
  • "New Course: The Guide to iCloud" MacMost 9:10 AM
Press Releases
  • "MCAD News: Siemens Announces new NX Software—Now with AI and ML Technologies" Architosh 11:35 AM
  • "Precise Screenshot 2.2.1 takes screenshot on Mac also using additional external monitors" Ecleti 8:29 AM
  • "OWC Releases App for Ejecting All Drives Connected to an OWC Dock with a Single Click" MacRumors 8:27 AM
  • "MASV File Transfer Service Adds New Features with Launch of Version 3" fcp.co 8:26 AM
  • "Adobe Resolves Premiere Pro Issue That Blew MacBook Pro Speakers" The Mac Observer 11:08 AM
  • "Adobe Issues Premiere Pro Fix for Bug That Caused Blown-Out MacBook Pro Speakers" MacRumors 7:59 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "You Give Apps Sensitive Personal Information. Then They Tell Facebook: Wall Street Journal testing reveals how the social-media giant collects a wide range of private data from developers; 'This is a big mess'" ["The social-media giant collects intensely personal information from many popular smartphone apps just seconds after users enter it, even if the user has no connection to Facebook, according to testing done by The Wall Street Journal. The apps often send the data without any prominent or specific disclosure, the testing showed."]  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:40 AM
  • "Some iOS Apps Sending an Alarming Amount of Data to Facebook and Most Users Are Unaware" MacRumors 12:01 PM
  • "iPhone, Android apps share sensitive health, financial data with Facebook without user's knowledge" AppleInsider 12:02 PM
  • "Multiple iOS apps are reportedly sharing sensitive data with Facebook" Engadget 1:33 PM
  • "Apple plans new store for Galleria Dallas, Plano and Frisco, Texas locations may close" 9to5Mac 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Plans to Close Stores in Eastern District of Texas in Fight Against Patent Trolls" MacRumors 9:49 AM
  • "Apple will reportedly close 2 stores to avoid an infamous Texas patent court" VentureBeat 11:42 AM
  • "Apple is reportedly closing its two stores in patent-litigation haven Eastern Texas for a brilliant reason" Business Insider 2:23 PM
  • "Genius Barred: What to Do When You Can't Wait for Apple Support/Procuring an appointment at an Apple Store to fix your iPhone or Mac can be a laborious task, but certified repair businesses have found a way to ease consumer frustrations"  The Ringer 11:15 AM
  • "Apple Watch's heart-reading tech may have saved another life" Cult of Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Apple Car? More Like Apple Van, German Report Says: German site Manager Magazin on Monday reported that Apple's engineers have designed prototypes of the van with black and silver paint." PC Magazine 11:33 AM
  • "Apple And Uber Are Trailing In Autonomous Car Development [Infographic] Forbes 7:22 AM
  • "Has Apple rebooted its self-driving car program to develop autonomous vans?" Digital Trends 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Urges Full Fed. Circ. To Undo $439M Patent Loss" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8:32 AM
  • "Apple asking federal court circuit to reconsider $439M VirnetX ruling" AppleInsider 9:35 AM
  • "Qualcomm demands an extra $1.3 billion from Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron: exorbitant late 'processing' charge" ["On the same page, attorneys for Apple and its contract manufacturers argue that '[t]his is an illegal, unenforceable liquidated damages penalty barred by Cal. Civ. Code § 1671(b).'"] Foss Patents 8:28 AM
  • "Watch how fast Apple's brand devoured Coke and Microsoft in 2013" Fast Company 8:40 AM
  • "Canalys: In world's fourth largest country, Apple has nowhere to go but up" Apple 3.0 8:26 AM
  • "Indonesian smartphone market Q4 2018" Canalys 8:23 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Huawei leak shows Mate X foldable 5G phone ahead of MWC 2019" VentureBeat 2:23 PM
  • "Facebook to rein in suspect market research programs following reprisals from Apple, public" AppleInsider 8:02 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "5 Questions with John Martellaro" MacVoices 2:49 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 024: 'The fluffy keyboard'" 9to5Mac 1:33 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: February 22, 2019" 9to5Mac 9:49 AM
  • "Huge Apple hardware updates are on the horizon, this week on the The CultCastCult of Mac 8:13 AM
  • "2019 iPhone, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro rumors, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7:57 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple set to ditch Intel processors for ARM early next year" TechRadar UK 8:36 AM
  • "TSMC with EUV process gearing up for AI, 5G boom" ["In addition, TSMC has obtained 7nm chip orders for 5G related applications including HPC and IoT from AMD, Nvidia, Xilinx, NXP, OmniVision and TI, the sources added. TSMC is expected to secure the first 5nm chip orders from Apple for the 2020 iPhones, the sources continued."] DigiTimes 7:59 AM
  • "TSMC on Course to Secure 5nm Chip Orders for 2020 iPhones" MacRumors 7:59 AM
  • "TSMC reportedly readies 5-nanometer chips for 2020, led by Apple A14" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
  • "iOS Safari Flaw Allows Deceptive Web Page Previews in Messages" Intego 8:27 AM
  • "Apple is considering a folding smartphone - and it looks nothing like the Samsung Galaxy Fold" GearBrain 8:26 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:13 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:13 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:13 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Samsung has introduced new $130 earbuds to take on Apple's popular AirPods — here's how they compare" Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Buds vs. Apple's AirPods: How do they compare on an iPhone?" Macworld 7:58 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10e vs. iPhone XR: Cut-price flagship showdown" Digital Trends 8:56 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Watch Active vs Apple Watch Series 4: How do they compare?" GearBrain 10:15 AM
  • "Attach an iPad to Your MacBook as a Second Display with Mountie" TidBITS 10:15 AM
  • "Light up your videoconferencing and vlogging with the Lume Cube Air VC" Apple World Today 9:14 AM
iOS Apps
  • "I ranked mobile gesture-based navigation systems, and the iPhone is still winning" The Next Web 8:27 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to change your iTunes and App Store Apple ID on iPhone" 9to5Mac 3:15 PM
  • "How to shoot using the Rule of Thirds on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 3:13 PM
  • "How to trim a video on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 3:13 PM
  • "How to shoot with light and shadow on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 3:13 PM
  • "How to shoot a Time-Lapse video on iPhone — Apple" YouTube 3:13 PM
  • "How to use your HomePod to find your iPhone or iPad" iMore 9:15 AM
  • "How to Securely Dispose of Old Hard Drives and SSDs" Intego 8:29 AM
  • "How to listen to the radio on your iPhone" Cult of Mac 7:57 AM
Tips
  • "PSA: Apple Makes it Easier to Download iCloud Photos in Bulk" The Mac Observer 3:12 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "What Will it Take for Apple to Break Up With Facebook?" The Mac Observer 2:47 PM
  • "Apple Needs To Get Into The Fold And See Where The Galaxy Of Computing Is Heading" MacPrices 1:44 PM
  • "iPhones better value than Samsung Galaxy, Fluent data hints" Apple Must 11:59 AM
  • "Multi-camera smartphones: Benefits and challenges"  DxOMark 11:17 AM
  • "Apple is losing value and that's a good thing" Computerworld 11:09 AM
  • "When the iPhone doesn't change, Android phones get weird" The Verge 10:35 AM
  • "Check Out This Foldable iPhone Concept [Renders] iClarified 10:15 AM
  • "How Apple Music Could Own the Classical Music Audience" MacStories 9:58 AM
  • "Comment: A Bixby button is Samsung's worst ever smartphone idea; Apple should copy it" 9to5Mac 9:00 AM
  • "Will Samsung Galaxy Fold Eat up Apple iPhone Market Share?" Market Realist 10:34 AM
  • "Is Apple Already Too Late to the Foldable Phone Party?"  Market Realist 8:56 AM
  • "Why Apple's dongle problem isn't getting any better" Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "Apple fans shouldn't worry about Samsung's new phones: Samsung's latest gear has some neat features, but it doesn't present any real danger to Apple." Macworld 7:58 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple/Goldman Sachs credit card plan would be 'interesting, not groundbreaking" Apple World Today 7:45 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Samsung Galaxy Watch Active hands-on: Minimal excellence" 9to5Google 1:33 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10+ front camera review" DxOMark 11:17 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10+ camera review" DxOMark 11:16 AM
  • "Samsung could use sneaky trick to delay foldable iPhone" Cult of Mac 9:00 AM
  • "The Route of a Text Message, a Love Story: The surprisingly complex journey a text message takes every time we hit 'send.'" Motherboard 8:21 AM
  • "Artificial Intelligence: You know it isn't real, yeah? It's not big and it's not clever. Well, not clever, anyway" The Register 7:59 AM
  • "Is Fortnite dying? Not even close" Cult of Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Facebook Tamed the Feral Internet—and That's Too Bad" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:22 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Unc0ver v3.0.0 beta 29 arrives with support for Cydia on A8X-A11 devices running iOS 12.0-12.1.2" iDownload Blog 3:58 PM
  • "Pwn20wnd hints that he's about to drop the first public beta of his iOS 12 jailbreak" iDownload Blog 12:02 PM
  • "Play.js implements a Mac-like desktop experience on iPad, but could be pulled" 9to5Mac 10:35 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Employees call on Microsoft to drop HoloLens-US Army contract: 'We did not sign up to develop weapons" GeekWire 6:16 PM
  • "Microsoft Employees Demand Company End $480 Million Contract With US Army" Gizmodo 6:16 PM
  • "Why Alphabet and Microsoft Are Better-Positioned Than You Think" Motley Fool 8:43 AM
  • "Exxon, Microsoft strike cloud computing agreement for U.S. shale" Reuters 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft's Dual Screen Laptop OS Has A New Codename" Fossbytes 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft says employers will look for these 3 skills as A.I. changes the workforce" CNBC 10:35 AM
  • "IBM's Watson Anywhere lets customers run AI on any cloud they want, and it's a sign that IBM is pulling back from plugging its own cloud" Business Insider 8:44 AM
  • "IBM CEO Ginni Rometty opens up on how AI is changing how she hires" Quartz 8:45 AM
  • "Sriram Raghavan to lead IBM research in AI" Times of India 8:47 AM
  • "HPE's cold storage digit: 2% growth better than a kick in the teeth – but it's no Dell EMC" The Register 8:00 AM
  • "HP expands device-as-a-service for Apple, Android devices" CRN 8:49 AM
  • "Intel says its 5G modem chips will not appear in phones until 2020" Reuters 2:22 PM
  • "Intel's 5G modems won't be in phones until 2020" Engadget 3:48 PM
  • "Intel 5G modems won't be in phones until next year" Neowin 6:16 PM
  • "Yep, Intel Will be Late to the 5G Party" Thurrott 3:48 PM
  • "Intel takes on AMD's budget-focused Athlon Zen with the new Pentium G5620" TechSpot 8:37 AM
  • "Intel Intros New GPU Development Ethos With 'The Odyssey' – A Community Driven Way To Build GPUs" WCCFTech 8:36 AM
  • "Intel Expects Apple Will Shift To Custom ARM Mac CPUs In 2020" HotHardware 3:52 PM
  • "Intel shares jump after Morgan Stanley upgrades the stock and predicts a big rally" CNBC 8:36 AM
  • "GeForce GTX 1180 Turing Graphics Card Allegedly Confirmed In HP Docs" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Oracle Sued Over Botched ERP Project: Manufacturing company claims Oracle and partners failed to deliver on promises of a working system, costing years and millions" Channelnomics 8:53 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Dow logs longest weekly win streak since 1995 on optimism over trade talks: Kraft Heinz shares plunge after company slashes dividend, reveals SEC subpoena" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Dow Posts Solid Gains as Optimism Surrounds U.S.-China Trade Negotiations: Stocks were rising on Friday, Feb. 22, as investors continued to monitor the U.S.-China trade talks while navigating weaker-than-expected data in some of the world's biggest economies." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: S&P 500 notches 4th straight weekly gain" Associated Press 3:56 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb on Trade Optimism: Tech Stocks and companies exposed to Chinese growth rally" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Asian markets pull back, following Wall Street's lead: Nikkei and Hang Seng slip amid weak global economic data" MarketWatch 8:33 AM
  • "European markets green as trade talk optimism spreads; SocGen up on cost-cut talk: Germany narrowly misses falling into recession" MarketWatch 8:32 AM

 
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