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Wednesday Highlights: Taiwan News reporting Apple moving iPad, Apple Watch, AirPod production to Taiwan due to coronavirus; iPhone supply issues seen going into April with mass production of alleged low-cost iPhone behind schedule; chip-maker stocks impacted over Apple warning, as well—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Apple and Amazon face lawsuit from Neodron over keyboard patent infringements; Photoshop turns 30!; iMore notes Apple reopening 10 stores in China; Dutch site Focus, on Apple pushing to have tell-all book by former Apple employee pulled citing it "reveals 'business secrets' that are 'of considerable economic value'"; iPad could learn file lessons from the Mac says Macworld's Jason Snell.

  • "Apple moving production from China to Taiwan due to Wuhan coronavirus: Apple shifting manufacture of AirPods, iPad, Apple Watch from China to Taiwan due to ongoing outbreak"  Taiwan News 7:24 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone supply woes to continue into April: sources/Mass production of cheaper iPhones likely behind schedule" Nikkei [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:48 AM
  • "Apple suffers further supply chain setbacks in China: For Apple, it meant pushing back the release of its cheaper iPhone, while Samsung has resorted to flying phone parts to Vietnam to ease shortages." Financial Times 7:51 AM
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  • "Today in Apple history: Photoshop debuts as a Mac exclusive" Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Photoshop Turns 30, Updated With Dark Mode Support on Mac and Object Selection Tool on iPad" MacRumors 8:31 AM
  • "Adobe Unveils Photoshop Updates for the iPad and Mac on Its 30th Anniversary" MacStories 8:32 AM
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  • "Apple reopens 10 more China stores including Shanghai and Guangzhou locations"  iMore 7:18 AM
  • "Apple: Group wants to prevent a former manager's book" ["According to information from the weekly newspaper 'Die Zeit', Apple believes that the manager Tom Sadowski's work reveals 'business secrets' that are 'of considerable economic value' for the company."]  Google Dutch-to-English: Focus 7:30 AM
  • "Apple demands pull of tell-all App Store book over confidentiality issues" AppleInsider 7:31 AM
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  • "Apple Low-Cost iPhone Production Delayed, Hit By Coronavirus" Benzinga 7:51 AM
  • "Apple's more affordable 'iPhone 9' could be delayed because of the coronavirus after all, says a new report" Business Insider 10:44 AM
  • "Apple To Ramp Up UWB Chip Production For AirTags In Q2-Q3 2020" Redmond Pie 8:33 AM
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  • "How to pair your AirPods or AirPods Pro with a PlayStation 4" AppleInsider 3:14 PM
  • "How to See Full Song Lyrics with Apple Music on iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 3:14 PM
  • "How to open zip files on your iPhone or iPad" Macworld 7:31 AM
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  • "Maybe the future of Apple TV is no Apple TV" iMore 12:28 PM
  • "Apple is pushing its services, but iOS is not adware yet" AppleInsider 8:32 AM
  • "Apple has high hopes for its U1-based Apple Tag systems" Apple Must 8:02 AM
  • "File lessons the iPad needs to learn from the Mac: So we can see files now. Great! Time for smarter AirDrop and default apps."  Macworld 7:31 AM
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  • "Unc0ver v4.0.3 update resolves prominent App Store bug, and more" iDownload Blog 3:14 PM
  • "Google Docs' latest Smart Compose feature makes the service more like Microsoft Word" The Verge 3:03 PM
  • "Microsoft's new Office app arrives on iOS and Android with mobile-friendly features" The Verge 10:27 AM
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  • "Google v. Oracle Explained: The Fight for Interoperable Software/In March, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear opening arguments on a case that could reshape the future of software development" IEEE Spectrum 8:09 AM
  • "As Google heads to the Supreme Court, Oracle takes aim at its industry allies: The companies will go to court next month" The Verge 9:30 AM
  • "Oracle employees call on Larry Ellison to cancel Trump fundraiser" MarketWatch 8:06 AM
  • "Oracle staff protest Ellison's planned fundraiser for Trump" IANS 8:08 AM
  • "Some Oracle employees are planning to 'log off' and walk off the job in protest against Larry Ellison's fundraiser for Trump" Business Insider 12:32 PM
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  • "David Rolfe's Firm Cuts Apple, Visa" GuruFocus 12:31 PM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq book record close as Fed signals strong economy with one eye on coronavirus: Fed policy makers emphasize their hope to provide some rate stability for markets and the economy after three rate cuts in 2019" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Nasdaq, S&P 500 Close at Record Highs as China Pledges to Boost Economy: The Nasdaq and S&P 500 close at record highs as China moves to boost its economy as the coronavirus outbreak claims more than 2,000 lives." TheStreet 3:58 PM
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