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Apple needs to release a new iPhone SE (XE?) model to address desire for more compact smartphone. Agree or disagree? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Monday Highlights: Apple's deep ties with Amazon cost to the tune of over $30 million per month for their cloud services, amounting to 5 year, $1.5 billion deal; did you know Apple has "an in-house philosopher"?; 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo delves into what Apple likely to reveal at 2019 WWDC; Apple announces new conservation efforts teaming up with Conservation International and Colombian Communities in effort to protect and preserve "earth's carbon-trapping coastal trees"; JCPenney no longer supporting Apple Pay in stores or mobile app; Apple iPhones with 5G coming in 2020 according to Ming-Chi Kuo.

  • "Apple spends more than $30 million on Amazon's cloud every month, making it one of the biggest AWS customers"  CNBC 8:28 AM
  • "Apple's cloud business is hugely dependent on Amazon: The iPhone maker pays $30 million a month to use AWS, CNBC reports" The Verge 1:36 PM
  • "Apple reportedly signed a $1.5 billion, 5-year deal with Amazon's cloud" Business Insider 9:44 AM
  • "Apple Is a Major AWS Customer: The Mac maker is on track to spend $360 million on Amazon's cloud platform this year." Motley Fool 1:57 PM
  • "Report: Apple Pays Amazon Over $30M/Month" PC Magazine 1:12 PM
  • "Why The Apple MFA Lawsuit Should Get Thrown Out Of Court"  Forbes 8:05 AM
  • "Repair tech combats misinformation in Apple Support Communties forum"  Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Apple employs an in-house philosopher but won't let him talk to the press"  Quartz 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Face-Recognition Blamed by New York Teen for False Arrest"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:05 PM
  • "WWDC 2019 for developers: Siri, Marzipan, AR, more"  9to5Mac 9:58 AM
  • "WWDC 2019: Siri Expected to Become More Useful With Third-Party Apps on iOS 13 and More" MacRumors 10:57 AM
  • "Transferring iOS apps to macOS 10.15 could soon be a snap" Cult of Mac 1:35 PM
  • "Ahead of a modular Mac Pro, Apple said to ready a dedicated API for writing device drivers" iDownload Blog 3:37 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Update to Developers" MacRumors 12:40 PM
  • "Apple Releases macOS Mojave 10.14.5 Beta 3 [Download] iClarified 12:39 PM
  • "Safari Says: Not Secure. What Does It Mean?" macReports 3:35 PM
  • "How to Use 'Hey Siri' Hands-Free on a Mac" MacRumors 1:34 PM
  • "5 Ways to Make Your Mac More Energy Efficient" Intego 8:40 AM
  • "How to animate objects on a slide in Keynote on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:37 AM
  • "CleanMyMac gets even better with its Space Lens module" Apple World Today 7:54 AM
  • "5 Mistakes New Mac Users Make" MacMost 9:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mac Drag-and-Drop App 'Yoink' Gains Continuity Camera Support and New Shelf Actions" MacRumors 8:37 AM
  • "DataOrganizer 1.0 with Bento Importer Now Available" prMac 8:22 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Conserving mangroves, a lifeline for the world: Apple, Conservation International and Colombian Communities Partner to Protect Earth's Carbon-Trapping Coastal Trees" Apple 8:17 AM
  • "Apple promotes mangrove conservation efforts on Earth Day" CNET 12:38 PM
  • "Tim Cook Earth Day tweet shows off four Shot on iPhone nature photos" 9to5Mac 9:20 AM
  • "Tim Cook Shares Stunning Shot on iPhone Images for Earth Day" The Mac Observer 9:41 AM
  • "Apple loses bid to deny Swatch Australian 'one more thing' trademark" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "JCPenney Removes Apple Pay Support From Its Retail Stores and Mobile App" MacRumors 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Pay no longer accepted at JCPenney retail and online stores" CNET 9:20 AM
  • "JCPenney has removed Apple Pay support from its stores and app without giving a reason, and customers are furious" Business Insider 12:38 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "AT&T's 5G E marketing ploy is turning out to be a disaster" The Verge 7:42 PM
  • "AT&T, Sprint Settle '5GE' False Advertising Suit: Sprint and AT&T said Monday they have agreed to settle Sprint's lawsuit seeking to stop AT&T from continuing to advertise its upgraded fourth-generation service as '5G Evolution' or '5GE.'" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 6:22 PM
  • "T-Mobile, Sprint lobby regulators to win U.S. approval for tie-up" Reuters 4:32 PM
  • "A hotspot finder app exposed 2 million Wi-Fi network passwords" TechCrunch 1:57 PM
  • "With Apple and Disney looming, Netflix is changing its strategy and letting creators peek into its walled garden" [BI Prime] Business Insider 1:34 PM
  • "The OnePlus 7 Pro will have a 'breakthrough' display and 5G" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "How the Atari 2600 Led Videogaming's Home Invasion" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:53 AM
  • "People Profiles: Saving The Planet In Turn Through Operation To Salvage Unwanted Macs" MacPrices 9:58 AM
  • "NAB -Wasabi Offers Fast Cloud Storage At An Affordable Price" MacVoices 1:29 PM
  • "NAB -The Latest Improvements to Transcriptive from Digital Anarchy" MacVoices 9:05 AM
  • "Privacy Wish List, Earth Day – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-22" The Mac Observer 1:12 PM
  • "Communal Head Scratching to Help Solve Your Problems – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 758" The Mac Observer 7:08 AM
  • "Kuo: 2020 iPhones to Support 5G, Qualcomm and Samsung Likely to Supply Modems"  MacRumors 8:38 AM
  • "'iPhone 5G' in late 2020 will drive 200 million sales for Apple, says Ming-Chi Kuo" AppleInsider 9:16 AM
  • "Kuo: 5G iPhone coming in 2020 with modems dual-sourced from Qualcomm and Samsung" iDownload Blog 10:57 AM
  • "Apple May Also Tap Samsung as 5G Modem Supplier" Motley Fool 2:23 PM
  • "Apple granted FCC approval for Beats Powerbeats Pro totally wireless earphones as launch nears" 9to5Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Looks like iOS 13 is getting some new Animoji: a cow, octopus, mouse—and an emoji face" iDownload Blog 12:44 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 12.3 With New TV App to Developers" MacRumors 12:25 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM

  • "iPhone XS Review — 7-Month Later: Over the last 7 months, I've come to realize something about the iPhone XS. It's not just the experience that keeps me coming back, although I appreciate how consistent and considerate it remains. It's the reliability. The trust." iMore 2:24 PM
  • "Logitech's Slim Folio Pro is the Backlit Keyboard you Need for your iPad" The Mac Observer 1:19 PM
  • "Review: JBL's Endurance Peak wireless earbuds deliver excellent fit & sound" AppleInsider 3:28 PM
  • "The Intel Optane Memory H10 Review: Two SSDs In One" AnandTech 11:08 AM
  • "Intel Optane Memory H10 Review: Hybrid SSD Storage Acceleration" HotHardware 10:22 AM
  • "How to schedule emails in the Gmail app on iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 1:57 PM
  • "How to enable cookies on an iPhone to help streamline your web browsing" Business Insider 1:56 PM
  • "How to free up space on an iPhone that's running out of storage" Business Insider 12:38 PM
  • "How to scan documents and make PDFs using Notes on your iPhone or iPad" Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "Apple News Plus: Cancel your subscription before the free trial ends/It's nearly been a month, meaning your free trial likely expires soon." CNET 1:34 PM
  • "CNBC: 'Apple Spends More Than $30 Million a Month on Amazon Web Services'" Daring Fireball 4:47 PM
  • "Microsoft adds more reasons for enterprise users to run Edge on mobile devices: The iOS and Android versions of the company's Edge browser now support single sign-on and conditional access, a move that could spur more use for the mobile version of Edge." Computerworld 3:46 PM
  • "Silicon Valley's Gift to Hollywood Talent" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:45 PM
  • "Why I've learned to hate my Apple Watch: In a perfect world, the Apple Watch Series 4 could be great. With a few easy settings, a glance at the watch would deliver time, temperature, the dial-in details for your next appointment or many other things that would be helpful. But we don't live in a perfect world."  Computerworld 11:05 AM
  • "New iPhone 11 leak likely shows us Apple's final design" BGR 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 5: Rumors, price, fitness, battery and everything else" CNET 8:32 AM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: The Heat on Apple, Samsung, and Me" eXtensions 8:28 AM
  • "10 augmented reality apps for iPhone and iPad you should be using right now" Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "Breaking My Phone Addiction—Via My Phone" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:00 AM
  • "The new new web: How old web technologies are being replaced by scalable and simpler new technology stacks" TechCrunch 9:04 PM
  • "Why Samsung Had to Delay the Galaxy Foldable Phone: The device has huge potential. But after about a week with two units, it's clear the technology just isn't ready" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:09 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold review: Do not buy (this time)/The Fold is a taste of the future, a costly experiment and an uneven first step." Engadget 9:15 AM
  • "Review: The Samsung Galaxy S10e is my favorite Galaxy S10" 9to5Google 6:37 PM
  • "Galaxy S10+ review: Too many compromises for the sky-high price/Shiny technology trumps end-user experience in the latest Samsung flagship." Ars Technica 8:37 AM
  • "Why an AI's personality is more complicated than Alexa's: What does it really mean when an AI has personality?" The Next Web 8:32 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Luminary launching to take on Apple Podcasts, but major shows missing from the platform" 9to5Mac 12:39 PM
  • "Podcast wars: $100 million startup Luminary launches tomorrow without Reply All or The Daily" The Verge 12:25 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of April 22: Home Automation, Numbers, Adobe Premier, and Drones" The MUG Center 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android updated with single sign-on support and more" MSPoweruser 8:58 AM
  • "Bowers & Wilkins unveils ultra-premium 'Formation' home speaker line with AirPlay 2" 9to5Mac 8:23 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft workers pressure company to stand by embattled Chinese GitHub repo: Microsoft and GitHub workers have joined the protest in solidarity." The Verge 12:37 PM
  • "Microsoft urged to shield China's overworked computer programmers from censorship" Telegraph 12:37 PM
  • "Microsoft and GitHub Workers Take a Stand Against Grueling, Inhumane '996' Culture in China" Gizmodo 12:37 PM
  • "Microsoft engineer complains that company is biased against white men" Ars Technica 12:40 PM
  • "A group of Microsoft and GitHub employees have come out in support of Chinese tech workers protesting the infamous '996' work hours" Business Insider 8:56 PM
  • "Rebuilding the Edge browser: Google's old code, Microsoft's new mission/The browser wars may not be as important as they once were, but Microsoft's adoption of Chromium could help it return from the Edge of irrelevance." ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Korea: Country Faces Growing Threat From Stealth Crypto Mining Attacks" CoinTelegraph 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft's Massive Improvement To Its Windows 10 Surface Hardware" Forbes 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Kills Windows 10 Sets Feature: RIP Tabbed Windows" Tech Times 8:58 AM
  • "Intel Made an Abrupt Move to Exit the 5G Modem Business, but Analysts Have Praised the Decision" WCCFTech 8:55 AM
  • "Inside Intel's Latest Breakthrough Is Foveros, 3D Stacking Technology" Analytics India 8:55 AM
  • "Intel Likely To Beat This Quarter But Continues To Fall Behind Compeition - Northland" StreetInsider [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:54 AM
  • "AMD 50th Anniversary Ryzen CPU Available Ahead of time" Benchmark Monitor 8:56 AM
  • "AMD Zen 2: Production yields for Ryzen 3000 Dies at 70 percent" Guru3D 8:53 AM
  • "RX Vega 64 Outperforms RTX 2080 Ti Using Vulkan API For World War Z" SegmentNext 8:56 AM
  • "IBM is shuttering its Watson AI tool for drug discovery" Business Insider 9:16 AM
  • "Volkswagen Joins IBM-Led Initiative To Track Cobalt Supply Chains Using Blockchain" BlockTribune 8:50 AM
  • "Full moon patents: IBM's 'eye contact' file transfer and Ford's self-cleaning car" The Next Web 8:49 AM
  • "HP commits $2mn for ocean-bound recycling chain" IANS 8:47 AM
  • "HP launches Spectre Folio in the UAE" Zawya 8:47 AM
  • "Dell Technologies extends systems integrator agreement with Cisco: The multi-year extension demonstrates Dell's commitment to the converged infrastructure market." ZDNet 3:35 PM
  • "Cisco named one of the best places to work in the UAE for a second year" Zawya 8:47 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Think Different... In Terms Of Valuation" Seeking Alpha 12:38 PM
  • "What To Expect As Apple Reports Q2 Results" Forbes 8:06 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks mostly higher as Nasdaq ends at 6-month high ahead of big-name earnings: Tesla shares fall nearly 4% as it hosts Autonomy Day" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed Amid Surge in Oil Prices: Stocks end mixed Monday as oil prices rise following a move by the Trump administration to end waivers issued to eight countries allowing them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Dow Jones Gets Boost From These 3 Key Stocks, But Still Slips: Stocks finished mixed after the long weekend as the Nasdaq led but the Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged among the major indexes." Investor's Business Daily 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks mixed amid oil price gains, weak consumer discretionary shares: Equities closed mixed Monday in a tight range as surging oil prices lifted energy company stocks, but fading consumer discretionary shares weighed on major averages, like the Dow Jones Industrial Average." FOXBusiness 4:03 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Waver as Busy Earnings Week Kicks Off: Markets in Europe remained closed for Easter holiday, while stock indexes in Asia ended mixed" [Paid Membership Required] 4:03 PM
  • "China stocks retreat in mixed post-Easter Asian trading: Stocks flat in Japan and Korea" MarketWatch 8:41 AM

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