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Will Apple continue hardware surprises this week with the long-awaited AirPower? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Wednesday Highlights: Chaim Gartenberg breaks down Apple's money-making services; looks like the Apple/Goldman Sachs credit card is a go as Goldman's CEO said to attend the March 25 event; CNBC video looks at Apple and Microsoft's attempts to break Google's 60% stronghold of US education tech market; will Apple Watch live up to the hype surrounding it?; Apple releases AirPods 2 with 50% more talk time, "Hey Siri" support, optional wireless charging case—reports in our Hardware/Software section; Wall Street Journal reports AirPower went into production earlier this year, may be coming soon; Apple posts document for upcoming submission requirements to App Store, and will now allow devs to phase-release automatic updates for macOS apps; Business Insider feature takes a look at every Apple Store on earth; Tim Bajarin analyzes role Apple plays in news literacy.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "How Apple makes billions of dollars selling services: Breaking down Apple's new focus — from Apple Music to accounting tricks"  The Verge 8:26 AM
  • "Goldman Chief to Attend Apple Services Event Ahead of Joint Credit Card"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:56 AM
  • "Apple and Microsoft are making moves to try to beat Google in education: Google has a majority of the U.S. education tech market with 60 percent of all laptops and tablets purchased for U.S. K-12 classrooms, largely because Chromebooks are so affordable. But Apple and Microsoft are making moves to try to change that." CNBC TV 8:57 AM
  • "Study shows Apple Watch might not live up to the hype"  Business Insider 9:29 AM
  • "Kaspersky Lab Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple Over App Store Policy"  MacRumors 8:05 AM
  • "Kaspersky Lab files antitrust complaint over iOS Screen Time: Apple said app was in violation of App Store policies" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "Kaspersky Labs latest to take stab at Apple's 'monopoly'" Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
  • "New Paid Apple News Service Said to Feature Wall Street Journal" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:29 PM
  • "The Wall Street Journal reportedly joins Apple News service, NYT and Washington Post decline: According to a report on Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal plans to join Apple's widely rumored for-pay news service, one of only a handful of top-tier publications thought to be participating in the initiative." AppleInsider 5:29 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple now lets Mac app developers release updates in phases instead of to all users at once" AppleInsider 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Introduces Phased Automatic Updates for macOS via App Store Connect" The Mac Observer 10:01 AM
  • "Apple opens up WWDC 2019 scholarships with March 24 deadline" AppleInsider 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 78 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements" MacRumors 12:27 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Uninstall Apps on Mac — There Are Three Ways" MacTrast 6:29 PM
  • "Understanding Note Types" MacMost 9:23 AM
  • "How to install Windows 10 on your Mac mini with an external drive" iMore 8:20 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Google's Stadia service could shatter the barriers of Mac gaming: Concerned about GPUs, RAM, and optimization with Mac ports? Stadia could end that."  Macworld 2:27 PM
  • "Apple Locking Down 10.15? It's as yet unconfirmed, but someone 'in the know' is reporting - and waiting on confirmation - that Apple plan to lock down their desktop OS for version 10.15 later this year. Specifically, that 10.15 will require a developer ID certificate. And that there'll be no way around it anymore."  Rixstep 7:17 AM
Press Releases
  • "AppleCare+ for Mac Expands to Spain, Singapore, Thailand, and Greater China" MacRumors 2:28 PM
  • "Vectorworks Gains New Lumion Live-Sync Rendering thru New VGS Technology" Architosh 1:56 PM
  • "Open Map 1.1.1 with over 60 types of OpenLayer maps on Mac and iOS with PDF output and more" Ecleti 10:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The Apple Store World Tour: From Albuquerque to Zurich, here's a look at every Apple Store across the globe" Business Insider 9:27 AM
  • "Tim Cook promotes the new AirPods using the iPad meme he started" Mashable 10:57 AM
  • "£36 iPhone XR ad criticised" BBC 8:03 AM
  • "Google Photos flaw let attackers grab users' location data" Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "Security firms detail Android and Google Photos vulnerabilities that exposed user data" VentureBeat 8:21 AM
  • "iPads pulled from classrooms after kids use them to watch porn" Cult of Mac 9:53 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson gets robocall during interview" New York Post 9:19 PM
  • "AT&T and Comcast claim 'anti-robocalling milestone' with new Caller ID tech: Caller ID will be verified when AT&T and Comcast customers call each other." Ars Technica 5:52 PM
  • "Qualcomm sees South Korean antitrust fine lowered to $200M" AppleInsider 9:25 PM
  • "Don't be fooled! Study exposes most popular phishing email subject lines" Digital Trends 2:12 PM
  • "Artificial intelligence: Algorithms face scrutiny over potential bias" BBC 12:12 PM
  • "Republicans say they want net neutrality rules, too: The problem is, they don't want the FCC to be the cop on the beat." CNET 9:28 AM
  • "Guy Who Ran Verizon's Failing AOL-Yahoo Hybrid Leaving With $60 Million Golden Parachute" Gizmodo 8:26 AM
  • "Leaked Galaxy Fold pops up in a video with a significant seam: We'll find out if production units hold up better next month." Engadget 7:46 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "MacVoices #19096: Michael Horton Introduces The Faster Together Event at NAB" MacVoices 3:26 PM
  • "New AirPods, iMac Processor Update – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-20" The Mac Observer 1:56 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 028: 'The week of shipping'" 9to5Mac 12:27 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: March 20, 2019" 9to5Mac 10:59 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "AirPods, the world's most popular wireless headphones, are getting even better: New AirPods Are Powered by the New H1 Chip and Feature 50 Percent More Talk Time, Hands-Free 'Hey Siri' and the Option of a Wireless Charging Case"  Apple 7:52 AM
  • "AirPods, the World's Most Popular Wireless Headphones, are Getting Even Better" Business Wire 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Launches New AirPods in Wearables Push: Earbuds can access Siri by voice, wirelessly charge" ["The company earlier this year approved production of a wireless-charging pad called AirPower, according to people familiar with the matter. It had announced the product in late 2017. ... An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment on AirPower."] WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:00 AM
  • "New Apple AirPods now available: H1 chip, wireless charging case, hands-free Hey Siri" 9to5Mac 8:03 AM
  • "New AirPods Launch With H1 Chip, Hey Siri, Up to 50% More Talk Time, and Optional Wireless Charging Case" MacRumors 8:05 AM
  • "Apple's new AirPods come with a wireless charging case, Hey Siri support, and more battery life" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "Apple debuts new AirPods with H1 chip and wireless charging case option" VentureBeat 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Announces New AirPods With Hugely Increased Talk Time, Wireless Charging Option" Forbes 8:02 AM
  • "Updated AirPods specs signal major iOS, macOS & watchOS updates next week" AppleInsider 8:26 AM
  • "Video: Everything you need to know about the new AirPods before you buy" AppleInsider 12:28 PM
  • "AirPods (2nd Generation) Vs. AirPods (1st Generation): What's New" iPhone Hacks 10:46 AM
  • "Thinking of buying AirPods 2? Here's how the new version compares to the original" 9to5Mac 2:12 PM
  • "Apple requires all new apps and updates to support iPhone XS Max and new iPad Pro from March 27" 9to5Mac 10:56 AM
  • "Apple AirPower Wireless Charging Pad Release Imminent According To iOS 12.2 Beta" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Apple May Announce A New iPod touch Tomorrow" Redmond Pie 8:33 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "T-Mobile's latest promo gets you a free iPhone XR" BGR 2:11 PM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:21 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:21 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Keychron K1 is a compelling mechanical keyboard for Mac with a slim design and solid features" 9to5Mac 2:15 PM
  • "Hands on with the nicest wireless charger we've found yet — Nomad walnut Base Station" AppleInsider 3:24 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to add a local folder to your iPad" Cult of Mac 2:12 PM
  • "How to restart and force-restart any iPhone model" Business Insider 12:13 PM
  • "How to hide apps on your iPhone's home screen and search function" Business Insider 9:28 AM
Tips
  • "Did you know this little iPhone calling tip?" Apple Must 3:27 PM
  • "Learn Key Vocabulary Before Upgrading A Mac With A New SSD" MacPrices 8:37 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's Showtime event: What to expect and how to watch/What we know so far about Apple's TV series, subscription news service and everything else it could announce at its next launch event on Monday, March 25." CNET 9:24 PM
  • "Why today's AirPods announcement hints that Apple will release AirPower soon" phoneArena 9:19 PM
  • "Apple Takes a Step Backwards With Touch ID on New iPads" The Mac Observer 5:05 PM
  • "Top Things We Want from Apple's TV Streaming Service" iDrop News 3:38 PM
  • "Battle against fake news comes as Apple preps to become publishing titan" Cult of Mac 2:11 PM
  • "Apple's clever (and kind of risky) plan to dominate the week before its big event"  Mashable 2:11 PM
  • "WWDC: What is Apple planning for iOS 13?" Apple Must 1:56 PM
  • "App settings are a mess within iOS, with Apple's apps the worst" 9to5Mac 12:28 PM
  • "The first camera samples from the iPhone and Galaxy S10's biggest rival are breathtaking" BGR 12:12 PM
  • "Prediction: we'll see the AirPower, new iPod touch announced before week's end" Apple World Today 12:08 PM
  • "Exploring Apple's Role in News Literacy: I grew up in the age of Walter Cronkite and other very trusted news broadcasters. My family turned into Cronkite, affectionally known as 'Uncle Walter' to many of us, every night, to hear CBS' nightly news at 6:00 PM."  Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:59 AM
  • "Why Apple's second-generation AirPods are the future."  Slate 2:00 PM
  • "Here's how Apple could've made the new AirPods even better: Listen, Mr. Tim Apple, good enough just isn't good enough" The Next Web 10:58 AM
  • "What we know about Apple's new H1 AirPod chip" Computerworld 10:45 AM
  • "Lost iPhone worry greatly reduced by the Apple ecosystem" 9to5Mac 10:02 AM
  • "Comment: Why I think Apple will finally launch AirPower tomorrow" 9to5Mac 9:28 AM
  • "Four ways Apple could return the MacBook to glory: Since Apple's apparently updating everything this week, I want a new MacBook next." Macworld 8:03 AM
  • "Editorial: The iPad Air and the iPad mini have always been Apple's best tablets" AppleInsider 11:06 AM
  • "Why today's iPad lineup is the strongest in years: With the introduction of the new iPad mini and the new iPad Air, the iPad is now Apple's most coherent and complete product line"  Macworld 8:03 AM
  • "Long awaited iMac update disappoints: Like plenty of other people, I've held off buying an iMac until new models were announced, but I can't get excited by them." iTWire 7:18 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Google Pixel 3a XL? They couldn't think of a worse name?" ZDNet 2:02 PM
  • "Hands-on with the new $399 Oculus Rift S: More pixels, zero webcams, better fit" Ars Technica 11:05 AM
  • "I wanted to fold Huawei's foldable phone but they wouldn't let me" The Next Web 9:50 AM
  • "Actually, I want to hand over even more of my personal data to big tech: But thanks to Facebook and Google, even good-intentioned tech companies are now afraid to get to know me too well." Fast Company 9:28 AM
  • "Six Female Techs Changing the Face of Repair" iFixit 8:36 AM
  • "How Online Disinformation Affects the Real World: In this week's CYBER podcast, we delve into the past, present, and future of disinformation operations." Motherboard 8:33 AM
  • "Stadia is about the future of YouTube, not gaming: Google's starting a revolution just to keep things as they are" The Verge 2:12 PM
  • "You're going to need pretty strong internet to run Google's Netflix-like video game service" Business Insider 12:27 PM
  • "Google Made Chromecast Cool Again" Gizmodo 9:28 AM
  • "Google could conquer gaming by having nothing to lose: Every other gaming company is too scared to disrupt consoles and PCs."  Fast Company 8:56 AM
  • "Google's Stadia looks like an early beta of the future of gaming: A lot of questions remain unanswered" The Verge 8:26 AM
  • "Google Announces Stadia, Streaming Video Game Service" Daring Fireball 8:03 AM
  • "Why Tech Platforms Don't Treat All Terrorism the Same" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:57 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Dragalia Lost' Gets a New Summon Showcase Today alongside Additions to Void Battles and a Six Month Anniversary Countdown Bonus Event" Touch Arcade 8:33 AM
  • "'Fortnite' Patch 8.11 Is Now Available with the Flint-Knock Pistol, One Shot LTM, Galaxy S10 Fixes, and More" Touch Arcade 8:33 AM
  • "The upcoming Angry Birds AR game for your iPhone looks like a ton of fun" The Next Web 8:29 AM
  • "Apple Launches New Spring Flavoured iPhone Cases and Apple Watch Bands" Thurrott 9:29 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone XS Smart Battery Case now comes in a cute Pink Sand color option" iMore 8:20 AM
  • "Disney completes massive $71 billion Fox takeover" Cult of Mac 9:29 AM
  • "21st Century Fox now owned by Disney as takeover completes" 9to5Mac 8:03 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP vows to make printing operations fully 'forest positive'" BusinessGreen 8:44 AM
  • "HP unveils security service and consumer PCs" Asian Age 8:46 AM
  • "HP Launches New Envy, ProBook Series Laptops, Unveils Reverb VR Headset" Gadgets 360 8:46 AM
  • "HP Brings New Solutions at HP Reinvent to Boost Business" Zacks 12:27 PM
  • "HPE has an idea about where you should stick your workloads... Ouch. No, definitely not there: In-house or in the cloud? Right Mix Advisor will tell you" The Register 12:13 PM
  • "Zoom, HP collaborate to create video-first UC platforms for workspaces" Telecompaper 8:46 AM
  • "Microsoft warns Windows 7 users of looming end to security updates" TechCrunch 6:42 PM
  • "Bless. It's VMware and Dell EMC's first jointly engineered hybrid cloud infrastructure solution" The Register 8:22 AM
  • "IBM, Oxford, MIT breakthrough could spell quantum-advantage for machine learning" Computerworld UK 8:54 AM
  • "IBM A/NZ is assembling a 50-strong blockchain team: Aussie supermarket chain latest to sign on to use technology." iTNews Australia 8:55 AM
  • "Intel intros 9th-gen Core H mobile CPUs, Graphics Command Center: More power on the way for creatives and gamers." CNET 9:20 PM
  • "U.S. Energy Dept. Awards $500M Supercomputer Contract to Intel, Cray" Xconomy 8:48 AM
  • "Report: Israel's chip sales to China skyrocket as Intel expands production" Jewish News Syndicate 8:48 AM
  • "Intel and Keemotion detail the ways Yale's basketball team uses AI" VentureBeat 9:29 AM
  • "AMD's CEO was at Google's big streaming video-game unveiling, and it may hint big plans for the future" Business Insider 11:06 AM
  • "AMD Extends Gains After Google Picks Radeon GPUs for New Stadia Gaming Platform: Advanced Micro Devices shares extended gains in pre-market trading Wednesday after Alphabet said the chipmaker's Radeon GPUs, as well as its developer tools, will be used in Google's new video game streaming service Stadia." TheStreet 8:12 AM
  • "Will AMD's Google Stadia Win Pose a Threat to NVIDIA GPU Moat?" Zacks 8:50 AM
  • "AMD Analyst Says Cloud Gaming A Good Opportunity, But Stock Is 'Ahead Of Itself'" Benzinga 8:32 AM
  • "NVIDIA AI turns crude doodles into photorealistic landscapes" Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "New Work Suits: Fired Oracle Worker Alleges Sex, Age, Leave Bias" Bloomberg Law 8:42 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "Stocks close mostly lower as Fed-fueled gains fizzle; financial shares sink: The Fed takes rate hike off the table for 2019" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks End Day Mixed After Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged: The Dow Jones Industrial Average ends in negative territory Wednesday after the Federal Reserve decided to leave interest rates unchanged." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks close mixed as Fed holds interest rates steady" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks Slip After Fed Decision, Erasing Earlier Gains: Stocks jumped after Fed statement, but have since given up gains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets largely down as investors take wait-and-see approach: Traders await Fed meeting amid conflicting signals on U.S.-China trade talks" MarketWatch 8:38 AM

 
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