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Assuming true, does it bother you to learn that Apple uses facial recognition software in Apple Stores? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Tuesday Highlights: Dan Kline at Motley Fool believes Apple can win in streaming if it "focus[es] on having a few shows and movies that people want to watch and then give the service away to users of its latest devices"; Apple tells Fast Company they do not use facial recognition in any Apple Stores following $1 billion lawsuit claiming it does and was used to falsely accuse teen of theft; the world needs both Apple, Samsung argues Daniel Eran Dilger; does your Mac refuse to sleep? macReports has the fix; Samsung recalls review units of the Galaxy Fold; iOS 13 may bring support to iPad for mice and trackpads; Mashable reviews 2019 iPad Air; iPhone Hacks compares cameras of iPhone XS and Huawei P30 Pro.

  • "Here's How Apple Can Win in Streaming Video: It's not by taking on the established leaders."  Motley Fool 8:28 AM
  • "Apple denies using face recognition in its stores after teen sues over false arrest"  Fast Company 10:36 AM
  • "Apple Face-Recognition Blamed by N.Y. Teen for False Arrest" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:57 AM
  • "A teen is suing Apple for $1 billion and claims its facial recognition led to his false arrest"  Business Insider 8:07 AM
  • "Teen hits Apple with $1B lawsuit over facial recognition arrest: The 18-year-old says he was wrongly accused of stealing from Apple stores." ["The use of facial recognition software in Apple stores 'is the type of Orwellian surveillance that consumers fear, particularly as it can be assumed that the majority of consumers are not aware that their faces are secretly being analyzed,' the suit says."]  CNET 8:29 AM
  • "Apple facial recognition tech prompts student to sue for $1 billion after false arrest: The case revolves around a teenager that was falsely accused of stealing from Apple stores." ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Super Frenemies: why the world is better off with both Apple and Samsung"  Roughly Drafted 8:16 AM
  • "At WWDC, iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 may get the photo management update it needs" AppleInsider 8:07 AM
  • "Apple Releases Third Public Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.5" MacRumors 1:32 PM
  • "macOS Won't Go To Sleep? Fix" macReports 8:14 AM
  • "Save $1,000 Or More On A New iMac - Part 1: Solid State Storage Blues" Forbes 8:09 AM
  • "How to install Windows 10 and dual boot on your pre-2013 Mac Pro" iMore 1:32 PM
  • "Why You Should Install a Download Manager" Gizmodo 9:33 AM
  • "Three ways to add an address, even if you already have one" Macworld 8:08 AM
  • "How to highlight text in Mac Mail to emphasize your words" iDownload Blog 8:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "It's Time! Replace the Old Apple Clock With iClock 5.0 The Powerful Productivity Enhancing App" Plum Amazing 10:47 AM
  • "Mailbutler Brings Supercharged Email Tracking to Apple Mail and Gmail" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Pre-release of Waterlogue for macOS" eXtensions 7:47 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Watch Apple CEO Tim Cook speak at the TIME 100 Summit" [Tim Cook portion begins around 49 minutes in] CNBC 9:20 AM
  • "Tim Cook On Corporate Involvement In Social Issues 100" YouTube: Time 2:06 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook: Europe is leading the U.S. when it comes to tech regulation" CNBC 1:55 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook: 'Technology Needs to Be Regulated'/The CEO is one of a growing number of people both inside and outside the tech sector calling for more " TheStreet 10:59 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Again Calls for Tech Regulation Because 'What We're Doing Isn't Working'" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:15 AM
  • "Tim Cook says tech needs to be regulated or it could cause 'great damage to society'" The Verge 1:55 PM
  • "Tim Cook says that Apple donates $0 to political candidates and that he refuses to have a PAC because they 'shouldn't exist'" Business Insider 1:20 PM
  • "Tim Cook wanted Apple to fight US DOJ in court over encryption" AppleInsider 11:15 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook says he made one simple change that helps him avoid becoming addicted to his iPhone" Business Insider 2:37 PM
  • "Tim Cook wants you to put down your iPhone" TechCrunch 1:31 PM
  • "20+ important statements 'Tim Apple' told the Time 100 Summit" Apple Must 1:04 PM
  • "Tim Cook said Apple's fight with the FBI in 2016 was a 'very rigged case,' and he wishes it went to court" Business Insider 1:16 PM
  • "Report: Apple Bought Loads of Cheap Patents to Make Qualcomm Look Bad" ExtremeTech 11:01 AM
  • "Apple Pay reportedly launching in Austria tomorrow" 9to5Mac 9:59 AM
  • "Steve Jobs statue in sculpture series critical of tech titans"  Cult of Mac 3:53 PM
  • "Apple has quietly launched an official Apple TV YouTube channel" TechRadar UK 9:12 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Wing, Owned by Google's Parent Company, Gets First Approval for Drone Deliveries" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:12 PM
  • "Foxconn and Wisconsin renegotiate factory agreement, future of project uncertain: According to a letter Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers sent to Foxconn executive Louis Woo, the state is renegotiating a deal that promised the Taiwan-based company incentives in return for building a massive manufacturing and R&D facility in the region." AppleInsider 7:35 PM
  • "Jack Dorsey met with President Trump in private today" The Verge 4:02 PM
  • "Jack Dorsey Is Reportedly Meeting With President Trump" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:52 PM
  • "A yet-to-launch tech news site backed by Craigslist's founder is facing a staff exodus after its renowned editor-in-chief was fired over email: : " Business Insider 2:32 PM
  • "Supreme Court of the UK grants Huawei's petition to appeal lower court's claim to global FRAND jurisdiction in Unwired Planet case" Foss Patents 8:13 AM
  • "Samsung reportedly rushed the $2,000 Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone to market after being accused of copying Apple, and it may have contributed to the fiasco that led to its delay" Business Insider 1:20 PM
  • "Galaxy Fold review units being taken back by Samsung" 9to5Google 8:10 AM
  • "Sprint and AT&T settle disagreement over misleading '5GE' branding" Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Trojanized TeamViewer used in government, embassy attacks across Europe" ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "#242: Myke and the Modems/What's next for macOS and iOS? This week we discuss all of last week's reporting by Guilherme Rambo about the future of Apple's platforms, from Find My Friends to support for external displays and pointing devices, to the complicated future of automation on macOS. Jason also extolls the virtues of the Kindle, Apple and Qualcomm come to terms, and YouTube goes back to basics." Relay FM: Upgrade 3:53 PM
  • "Penney's vs Apple Pay, Tesla Robotaxis – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-23" The Mac Observer 1:39 PM
  • "46: 'A desire for simplicity and performance', with special guest Michael Ilseman/Michael Ilseman, developer on the Swift team at Apple, joins John to go on a deep dive into the String type, its implementation, and its related APIs. Topics range from the way Swift's String API is designed, to its underlying complexities, and practical performance tips." Swift by Sundell 1:31 PM
  • "Qualcomm interview: China's early launch proves the world wants 5G now" VentureBeat 10:37 AM
  • "Just because you can doesn't mean you should." The MT Show 8:43 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 108 – Our New Mac mini Setups" MacStories 8:14 AM
  • "Boinx' Oliver Breidenbach Updates Us On mimoLive, Mousepose, and iStopMotion" MacVoices 4:00 PM
  • "NAB -Backblaze Furthers Their Expansion Into Enterprise Online Cloud Storage" MacVoices 7:47 AM
  • "NAB -JW Player Improves The Online Video Experience for Creators and Viewers" MacVoices 7:47 AM
  • "With iOS 13, mouse and trackpad support is apparently coming to iPad" iDownload Blog 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Rumored to Add USB Mouse Support to iPad Pro as Accessibility Feature" MacRumors 9:33 AM
  • "Apple plans mouse support for iPads, rumours claim" Apple Must 10:27 AM
  • "Apple's new 2019 iPhones are expected to get a major camera upgrade. Here's everything we know so far." Business Insider 2:54 PM
  • "Intel refreshes H-series processor used in 2018 MacBook Pro, still 14nm" AppleInsider 2:35 PM
  • "Apple Wins Two Apple Pencil Patents Illustrating a New Haptics System in Sync with iPhone, new Swappable Brush Tips & more" Patently Apple 8:11 AM
  • "You might be able to attach paint brushes to future versions of the Apple Pencil" Apple World Today 8:11 AM
  • "Apple patent filing involves a 'creative camera' for Animoji, Memoji" Apple World Today 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for Next-Gen Hybrid Animoji System that keeps your Background & body while having an Animoji Head" Patently Apple 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's turn-around time for MacBook Pro repairs just got faster" BGR 6:09 PM
  • "Apple Pushes MacBook Keyboard Next-Day Repairs To Appease Frustrated Customers" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Apple Now Prioritizing MacBook Keyboard Repairs With Quoted Next-Day Turnaround Time" MacRumors 1:23 PM
  • "Apple is working to speed up repairs of its bad MacBook keyboards" The Verge 1:22 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM

  • "iPad Air (2019) review: Apple's best bang for your buck" Mashable 9:33 AM
  • "iPhone 8 review: Solid iOS functionality at a discount" TechRadar UK 11:00 AM
  • "Huawei P30 Pro vs iPhone XS Camera Comparison" iPhone Hacks 9:36 AM
  • "Keychron K1 Wireless Keyboard review: Mechanical magic beats backlit butterfly/The MacBook Pro keyboard has met its match." Macworld 8:08 AM
  • "Review: Arlo Ultra is a 4K HomeKit-ready smart home camera with endless features" AppleInsider 2:33 PM
  • "Libratone Zipp Mini 2 review: A tiny smart speaker with superior sound/Small body, super sound, and Amazon Alexa too." iMore 11:05 AM
  • "Kerf Wireless Phone Charger review: Nature plus tech/Enhance your decor with a natural wood charging block." iMore 8:16 AM
iOS Apps
  • "How to use Google Voice: An aging, but still useful, free phone service" The Verge 2:36 PM
  • "A Critical Look At Apple News+" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "iOS: How to Control Which Apps Can Access Your Contacts (You Should)" The Mac Observer 5:20 PM
  • "How to check what apps have access to iPhone photos" 9to5Mac 3:52 PM
  • "How to Use Do Not Disturb on iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 1:32 PM
  • "How to add an email account to Mail on iPhone, iPad and Mac" iDownload Blog 8:16 AM
  • "Don't Ignore the 5 Signs You Could Easily Be Hacked" [Slideshow] iDrop News 1:39 PM
  • "Things You Need to Know About Mobile Applications" ReadWrite 10:07 AM
  • "Regarding Animoji in Messages and FaceTime, Again" Pixel Envy 7:05 PM
  • "iOS 13 Includes Detachable Popovers System For iPad"  Benjamin Mayo 3:52 PM
  • "Tim Cook says 'we don't want people using their phone all the time.' That's total BS." Mashable 1:32 PM
  • "What Blackmagic's New Dedicated Editing Keyboard Should Have Looked Like" 10:37 AM
  • "Thought experiments: Different bars for Samsung and Apple/Foldable phones hit a bump." Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "There were major red flags that Samsung's $1,980 Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone wouldn't be ready in time" Business Insider 8:58 AM
  • "Comic: The Worst Time to Need a New Mac/Right before WWDC is the Cruelest Month" iMore 8:29 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pad & Quill Oxford iPad Sleeve swallows 2018 iPad Pro & Magic keyboard" Cult of Mac 1:25 PM
  • "Powerbeats Pro colors limited to black at launch" 9to5Mac 1:23 PM
  • "Apple Pay rumored launching in Austria on Wednesday" AppleInsider 1:23 PM
  • "Apple TV has a new YouTube channel with trailers, more" 9to5Mac 1:22 PM
  • "Apple Launches Dedicated YouTube Channel for Apple TV" MacStories 1:20 PM
  • "Traveling with TripIt: New Apple Watch complications, Pro Hub improvements for Android/TripIt is my go-to service for business and personal travel with regular updates released to improve services and offer enhanced experiences. The latest update brings improvements to the Apple Watch and Android." ZDNet 11:15 AM
  • "Luminary Launches New Free Podcast App and Premium Subscription Network with More Than 40 Podcast Originals" Business Wire 10:59 AM
  • "Travelers Introduces Innovative Risk Management Mobile App for Business Customers" Business Wire 10:58 AM
  • "FDA clears first personal ECG device to detect three heart arrhythmias: AliveCor's KardiaMobile can spot more than just AFib." Engadget 9:44 AM
  • "6 best note-taking apps for iPad, iPhone" Computerworld 9:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android adds single sign-in, can now block Chrome and Safari access to some apps" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Byte, a Vine reboot, is now in beta – but does it have a future?" 9to5Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Gadget Creative Challenge for iOS, Android, and Win10 PC" prMac 8:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel Launches New 9th Gen Mobile CPUs Punctuated By 8-Core Chips, WiFi 6 And A Desktop Refresh" HotHardware 10:37 AM
  • "Intel announces 9th-gen H-series CPUs, including an 8-core, 5GHz Core i9 for laptops" Neowin 5:16 PM
  • "Here's All the Laptops (So Far) With 9th-Gen Intel CPUs, Nvidia Chips: Intel's 9th-gen CPUs and Nvidia's 16-series graphics cards are ushering in a new wave of gaming laptops from the biggest PC vendors. You can start ordering a few of the models today." PC Magazine 6:22 PM
  • "Microsoft blocks Windows 10 May 2019 Update on PCs that use USB storage or SD cards/Workaround: Users must remove any USB storage device and SD card and restart May 2019 Update installation." ZDNet 7:05 PM
  • "Microsoft axes its 'Sets' tabbed browsing feature from Windows 10: No sets please, we're skittish" The Inquirer 5:55 AM
  • "Windows 10's new app tabs feature has disappeared and might not return: The future of Sets doesn't look great" The Verge 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Launcher 5.4 beta now rolling out with Cricket widget and other improvements" Neowin 5:16 PM
  • "Microsoft adds conditional access, single sign-on support to Edge on iOS and Android" Neowin 6:10 AM
  • "Bing Maps now lets you view traffic camera images in real time" Neowin 6:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Paint to remain part of Windows 10 after all" The Verge 6:28 AM
  • "Microsoft won't be removing Paint from Windows 10 for now" Neowin 6:20 AM
  • "HP Reinvents Dye Sublimation Printing with the Launch of HP Stitch" Benzinga 6:22 AM
  • "Intel: Better Without the 5G Modems Business" Bay Street 6:25 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700X And Radeon VII 50th Anniversary Editions Tipped For April 29th Debut" HotHardware 4:26 PM
  • "AMD Radeon 19.4.3 driver arrives with Mortal Kombat 11 support" Neowin 6:13 AM
  • "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 16 Series Turing-Based Laptops Assault Mainstream Gaming Market With Major OEMs" HotHardware 10:38 AM
  • "Here are the new laptops with Nvidia's GTX 16-series graphics cards: Focusing on a few affordable options" The Verge 12:02 PM
  • "Oracle turns to innovation hubs to drive cultural and business shift to cloud" TechCrunch 2:55 PM
  • "IBM Blockchain Welcomes Its Newest User: Volkswagen" Blockonomi 6:27 AM
  • "Nearly 40 Percent of Tech Workers Have Faced Sexism at Work: Intel had the highest percentage of workers indicate they have witnessed or experienced sexism on the job (59 percent)." PC Magazine 6:25 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Wells Fargo Sours On Apple's iPhone Shipments" PYMNTS 11:01 AM
  • "Raise in Apple's dividend and $35B share buyback program extension predicted" AppleInsider 8:10 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq close at record highs as earnings surprise on the upside: Dow moves toward record as United Tech and Coke surge" MarketWatch 6:06 PM
  • "S&P 500 and Nasdaq Post Record Closing Highs Pushed by Strong Earnings: Stocks end higher Tuesday with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq setting record closings." TheStreet 6:06 PM
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq close at record highs as earnings roll in" Associated Press 6:07 PM
  • "Stocks edge higher on corporate earnings; oil rises further" FOXBusiness 12:05 PM
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq Notch Highest Closings on Record: Earnings reports help boost stocks Tuesday, extending a Fed-fueled rally this year" [Paid Membership Required] 6:08 PM
  • "Asian markets slip as oil prices surge" MarketWatch 6:40 AM

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