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Thursday Highlights: While services seem to be Apple's focus, Motley Fool urges company that "hardware is still critical" to growth; Apple teams with Goldman Sachs on a credit card that will be paired with iPhone, presumably to bring new revenue stream; one analyst suggests Apple should buy CBS for their TV service; some macOS troubleshooting today from MacRumors on errors in iTunes loading the "For You" tab, while Macworld helps tackle "strange website errors" in Safari, and macReports has a primer on how to get help from Apple support; Apple falls from top 10 to the 17th spot in Fast Company's list of most innovative companies; Gartner's latest report shows Apple's iPhone sales in Q4 of 2018 was worst quarterly decline since Q4 of 2016; Apple pays out $25 billion to European devs; will the vaunted Apple Car actually be an Apple Van?; Foss Patents on the absurd 5% royalty Qualcomm charges on iPhone repairs!; in our Reviews section you can find plenty of comparisons between iPhones and the new line of Samsung Galaxy S10 phones.

  • "Apple's Services Focus Makes Sense, but Don't Ignore Hardware: The pivot to services should help improve the tech titan's growth, but hardware is still critical."  Motley Fool 7:05 AM
  • "Apple's Next Big Thing Could Replace Both The iPhone And Apple Watch"  Seeking Alpha 7:08 AM
  • "Apple, Goldman Sachs Team Up on Credit Card Paired With iPhone: Both companies are seeking new revenue sources as their bread-and-butter businesses struggle" [Paid Membership Required] 7:35 AM
  • "Apple, Goldman Sachs to jointly launch credit card paired with iPhone: WSJ" Reuters 7:39 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs and Apple are reportedly partnering to launch a new iPhone-linked credit card" Business Insider 7:44 AM
  • "Apple to Chinese Consumers: Buy a New iPhone for Under $30 a Month, Interest Free/To boost flagging sales, Apple is making sure the price is right for customers in China" [Paid Membership Required] 7:33 AM
  • "Apple is betting big on the $7 trillion healthcare space, with its own devices the key: Deals with the Veterans Administration and medical centers show a commitment from Apple to expand into digital health" GearBrain 9:11 AM
  • "This is the year Apple will finally do a big acquisition, predicts analyst Dan Ives" CNBC 3:49 PM
  • "Apple Should Buy CBS or These 6 Other Companies, Analyst Says"  Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:22 AM
  • "Millions of websites threatened by highly critical code-execution bug in Drupal" Ars Technica 8:11 PM
  • "iOS 12.2 and Safari 12.1 for macOS Include Updated Intelligent Tracking Prevention Feature" MacRumors 1:25 PM
  • "Some Apple Music Users Unable to Load 'For You' Tab in iTunes Recently: 'An Error Occurred'" MacRumors 9:25 AM
  • "How to troubleshoot and fix strange website errors with macOS Safari" Macworld 7:22 AM
  • "Apple Support: How To Get Help" macReports 7:45 AM
  • "How to get low/full battery alerts on macOS" AddictiveTips 6:11 PM
  • "The essential Mac keyboard shortcuts you need to know" TechRadar UK 9:02 AM
  • "How to sync Microsoft To-Do and Cortana Reminders with macOS" iMore 2:50 PM
  • "How to work with headers and footers in Pages on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:43 AM
  • "Merging Mac, iOS Apps Is a No-Brainer for Apple" LAPTOP Magazine 3:50 PM
  • "iPhone, iPad, Mac apps merging? Apple SDK will create iOS apps that work on Mac: Apple's incoming software development kit will reported initially let devs publish iPad apps that work on Mac." ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Bloomberg Reports Three Step Rollout For Marzipan" Benjamin Mayo 7:44 AM
Press Releases
  • "Ejector is a new macOS app that makes it easy to manage drives w/ your keyboard & Touch Bar" 9to5Mac 6:14 PM
  • "Apple updates compatible eGPU list for macOS" 9to5Mac 6:03 PM
  • "Easy Markdown 1.8.1 markdown editor with tables, footnotes and more" Ecleti 8:39 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is no longer the world's most innovative company — here are the top 10, according to Fast Company" CNBC 7:23 AM
  • "Apple Falls From 1st to 17th Spot in 'World's Most Innovative Company' Rankings" MacRumors 7:39 AM
  • "Apple dethroned as Fast Company's most innovative company" Cult of Mac 7:39 AM
  • "Gartner Says Global Smartphone Sales Stalled in the Fourth Quarter of 2018: Apple Suffered Worst Quarterly Decline Since First Quarter of 2016"  Gartner 7:25 AM
  • "Apple's stubborn refusal to make a cheap iPhone resulted in its biggest sales decline in 3 years" Business Insider 7:34 AM
  • "The bigger they are, the harder they fall: Peak smartphone hits Apple, Samsung the worst/Chinese upstarts fill in the gaps"  The Register 7:15 AM
  • "Apple iPhone sales took a nosedive in 2018: Gartner/Smartphone sales stalled at the end of last year and Apple was one of the worst affected." ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "Gartner: iPhone Sales Suffered Worst Quarterly Decline for Three Years Over 2018 Holiday Period" MacRumors 7:24 AM
  • "Apple Says European Developers Have Earned Over $25 Billion From App Store" MacRumors 7:22 AM
  • "Apple Watch helps save life of Bothell man with heart issues" KIRO 7: Seattle 8:22 PM
  • "Apple car may be an electric van: A long-speculated vehicle to be developed by Apple may turn out to be an electric van rather than a car, a German magazine reported on Thursday."  Reuters 9:16 AM
  • "Apple Opens Up About Its Self-driving Car Program in Letter to NHTSA" Digital Trends 7:44 AM
  • "German Report Says 'Apple Car' Could Arrive in Form of Electric Van" MacRumors 10:04 AM
  • "Apple 'Project Titan' vehicle could turn out to be an electric van" AppleInsider 10:04 AM
  • "20 things we learned about the Apple Car project" Computerworld 9:21 AM
  • "Apple Lawyer Charged in Insider Case Released on $500,000 Bond" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:51 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung launches RF chipsets for 5G base stations: Samsung's mmWave radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) and digital/analog front end (DAFE) ASICs supports 28GHz and 39GHz bands, which can reduce 5G base station size, weight, and power consumption by 25 percent." ZDNet 8:32 PM
  • "Beacon Dark Web Search Engine Probes The Internet Underworld" HotHardware 10:37 AM
  • "The Galaxy Fold pushes smartphone prices to new heights" Axios 10:15 AM
  • "Facebook's plan to eat the $127 billion data center market swallowed $2.5 billion last year, and will soon gobble more than $10 billion a year" Business Insider 6:47 PM
  • "Facebook is starting to pay for some of its missteps and Wall Street is getting nervous" Business Insider 7:34 AM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 213: 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors, Apple high-end display, Marzipan rollout" 9to5Mac 2:47 PM
  • "When Algorithms Fail, Apple's Credit Card – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-21" The Mac Observer 2:17 PM
  • "FCPRadio TV Video Comic Strip With Patrick Southern & Tony Gallardo" FCPRadio 8:38 AM
  • "#282: Party Popper Dealy-Bob/How we'd improve emoji search, times we took longer finding tools for tasks than completing the tasks themselves, vintage tech and game nostalgia, and the default app we'd redesign in iOS 13." Relay FM: Clockwise 7:44 AM
  • "Apple's move to ARM-based Macs creates uncertainty"  Axios 2:47 PM
  • "Intel officials believe that ARM Macs could come as soon as 2020" AppleInsider 2:48 PM
  • "Intel Expecting Apple to Transition to Custom ARM-Based Chips Starting in 2020" MacRumors 3:50 PM
  • "Apple's 'modular' Mac Pro design may mean units that connect like Lego bricks" AppleInsider 7:40 AM
  • "HP adds more Apple, automated replacement, and analytics to device-as-a-service offerings" VentureBeat 8:14 AM
  • "HP expands Apple device-as-a-service program to 20 more countries" AppleInsider 9:15 AM
  • "Xiaomi Mi 9 camera outranks iPhone XS Max in DxOMark test" Cult of Mac 1:25 PM
  • "Patently absurd: did you know Qualcomm charges a 5% wireless patent royalty on iPhone repairs?"  Foss Patents 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Invents a new Keyboard Illumination System and Simplifies their Force Touch Trackpad Mechanics" Patently Apple 2:54 PM
  • "Apple draws up a blueprint for the foldable iPhone" The Verge 2:48 PM
  • "Apple looks into a TV side bar user interface' for a streaming Video service" Apple World Today 8:18 AM
  • "Fun iOS Safari Bug Lets You Trick Your Friends With Fake Website Headlines" MacRumors 6:05 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:09 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:09 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:09 AM

  • "Compared: Samsung's Galaxy S10 range vs. Apple's iPhone XS and iPhone XR" AppleInsider 6:12 PM
  • "Flagship Fight: Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+ vs. iPhone XS/XS Max/Samsung's new Galaxy S10 and S10+ phones are very different from Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max on the software side, but how do they stack up when it comes to hardware?" PC Magazine 9:02 AM
  • "Four ways Samsung's Galaxy S10e blows away the iPhone XR (and four ways it doesn't): Samsung's new low-cost phone is aimed at the XR, but how does it measure up?" Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "Here's how Samsung's new $750 Galaxy phone compares to the iPhone XR" Business Insider 7:35 AM
  • "iPhone XR vs Galaxy S10e: What's the Difference" iPhone Hacks 6:58 AM
  • "iPhone XS vs Galaxy S10: What's the Difference" iPhone Hacks 6:57 AM
  • "iPhone XR vs Galaxy S10: What's the Difference" iPhone Hacks 8:38 AM
  • "iPhone XR vs Samsung Galaxy 10e (8 Biggest Differences)" [Slideshow] iDrop News 5:55 PM
  • "Using a Stylus to handwrite on my iPhone" PalmAddicts 7:04 AM
  • "Review: Elecjet 60W Power Delivery USB Type-C Wall Charger" Apple World Today 2:54 PM
  • "Nomad Titanium Band for Apple Watch band review" 9to5Toys 1:24 PM
iOS Apps
  • "'Guildmaster Story' Review – A Narrative Dream Disguised As a Puzzle-RPG" Touch Arcade 2:54 PM
  • "How to check what carriers and countries work with your iPhone" 9to5Mac 4:36 PM
  • "How to Add a Border to Photos on iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 2:55 PM
  • "How To Customize Your iPhone iCloud Backup" MacMost 9:04 AM
  • "How to Navigate the Genius Bar: We think the 'Genius Bar' moniker does a disservice to everyday Apple users, scaring them away from fixing their own devices and implying only a 'genius' can troubleshoot them. But sometimes, going to the Genius Bar makes sense—especially if your phone is still under warranty and you can get it fixed for free." iFixit 8:42 AM
  • "12 Safari for iPhone tips that everyone should know [Video] 9to5Mac 4:35 PM
  • "Untangling monitor resolution and size — how to pick the best display for home and office use" AppleInsider 1:25 PM
  • "How to tell if it's time to replace your iPhone battery" Apple World Today 7:44 AM
  • "Is Apple is Doing Enough in the Smart Home Market?" MacStories 5:55 PM
  • "How Shall The Success of Apple's Original TV Content be Measured?" The Mac Observer 3:58 PM
  • "Can Apple keep cannibalizing its core creations? [Opinion] Cult of Mac 1:25 PM
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Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook will be Stanford's 2019 Commencement speaker: A prominent voice on the challenges and responsibilities confronting corporations and society, Cook will speak at Stanford's 128th Commencement ceremony in June." Stanford 7:13 PM
  • "'Ramageddon' Arrives on iOS on March 19th Following its Android Launch Last Month" Touch Arcade 6:02 PM
  • "'Pocket Racing' to Bring Single-Tap Racing to iOS Next Week" Touch Arcade 3:55 PM
  • "Beyond HoloLens: Microsoft expands its augmented-reality vision with iOS, Android apps" Ars Technica 2:55 PM
  • "Eventail Widget Adds GoodTask Integration, New URL Buttons" MacStories 2:55 PM
  • "Pwn20wnd hypes iOS 12 jailbreak, confirms A12 support imminent" iDownload Blog 2:54 PM
  • "New Design Resources Now Available: Make sure your iOS and watchOS apps continue to deliver outstanding user experiences. Take advantage of new Siri Shortcuts design templates, the SF Compact Rounded font for watchOS, and the watchOS design kit for Adobe XD. You can also get updated design templates for iOS Home Screen, Notifications, Widgets, and Home Screen Quick Actions." Apple Developer Connection 2:54 PM
  • "Sectigo Unveils Cybersecurity Industry's First Zero-Touch S/MIME Solution" ["Sectigo Zero-Touch deployment of S/MIME certificates works seamlessly with Apple Mail and other popular operating systems to ensure email messages and attachments are encrypted, complying with HIPAA, GDPR, DFAR, and other standards."] Business Wire 9:01 AM
  • "Could an iPad and Elastic FX 1.2 replace your collection of guitar stompboxes?" Musicradar 8:39 AM
  • "Google Maps' 'follow' feature arrives on iOS" Memeburn 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft touts coming Dynamics 365 services and apps for iOS, Android, HoloLens" ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "WhatsApp security vulnerability found in its new Face ID lock" 9to5Mac 7:35 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft publishes security alert on IIS bug that causes 100% CPU usage spikes: Microsoft releases updates to fix bug that froze systems when IIS handled malformed HTTP/2 requests." ZDNet 6:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge lets Facebook run Flash content without user permissions: Facebook looks like it's dragged through an Edge, backwards" The Inquirer 6:08 AM
  • "Microsoft launches new Office app for Windows 10: New app offers a one-stop shop for all your favourite Office services" TechRadar UK 6:22 AM
  • "Microsoft touts coming Dynamics 365 services and apps for iOS, Android, HoloLens: Microsoft is readying new Dynamics 365 AI- and mixed-reality-centric services and applications for remote-assistance, customized bots and more." ZDNet 6:08 AM
  • "Microsoft introduces enterprise AR apps Remote Assist and Dynamics 365 Visualize" VentureBeat 7:01 AM
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Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stocks end lower after weak economic data; Nasdaq snaps 8-day winning streak: Tesla shares slide after Consumer Reports withdraws recommendation" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "Dow Tumbles on Weaker-Than-Expected Economic Data, Nike Loses Its Footing: Stocks tumbled on Thursday, Feb. 21, despite multiple reports of significant progress in U.S.-China trade talks as weaker U.S. economic data dented sentiment." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks fall on Atlanta Fed cut to 4Q GDP forecast, weak economic data" FOXBusiness 4:03 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks End Lower on Disappointing Data, Earnings: Investors await the outcome of the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks" [Paid Membership Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Asian stocks rise after report of outline to end U.S.-China trade war: Slow trading turns broadly positive as investors hopeful of deal" MarketWatch 6:59 AM
  • "London markets climb supported by banking and mining; Sainsbury's merger with Asda at risk" MarketWatch 6:59 AM

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