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Friday Highlights: Xinhua says Apple expecting "greater cooperation with China on clean energy"; Apple reveals recycling goals, and environmental efforts in their 2019 Progress Report; iFixit calls Daisy Robot "a stunt" but thinks rest of Apple's recycling ideas good; 9to5Mac keeps the macOS 10.15 details flowing today noting both Siri Shortcuts as well as Screen Time will come to Mac; Eclectic Light Company compares Intel and ARM systems; Jason Cipriani explores alternative ecosystems to Apple's; Foxconn says "still committed" to Wisconsin jobs; Bare Feats benchmark comparison of 2019 Core i9 iMac 27 to the 2017 iMac Pro; Google's Pixel bests iPhone X with photos of the Aurora; The Verge, Business Insider review the new Samsung Galaxy Fold.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple expects greater cooperation with China on clean energy"  Xinhua 8:50 AM
  • "Old Apple iPhones don't die, they get recycled"  phoneArena 8:51 AM
  • "Apple expands Recycling Programs with more drop-off locations for used devices" Canadian Reviewer 8:17 AM
OS X
News
  • "Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time coming to the Mac"  9to5Mac 10:19 AM
  • "Apple could be adding Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time to macOS" TechCrunch 11:34 AM
  • "Apple reportedly bringing Screen Time, Siri Shortcuts, and other iOS features to the Mac" The Verge 11:36 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "When iTunes says to 'restore your iPhone,' do you have to? A bug in iTunes can be generally bypassed by quitting the app and relaunching." Macworld 8:16 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to AirDrop files from a Mac computer to other Apple devices" Business Insider 10:29 AM
  • "Here's How You Can Turn off 'Hey Siri' On Your Mac" WCCFTech 8:54 AM
  • "Glitch an Image On Your Mac Using Audacity" MacMost 9:02 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Guilherme Rambo: macOS 10.15 to Ship with Screen Time and Siri Shortcuts" 512 Pixels 10:24 AM
  • "Any alternative to Apple's ecosystem? Yes, but you'll have to Google it: Apple isn't the only one with an expansive ecosystem of products, services, and software."  ZDNet 9:07 AM
  • "Three ways Apple's own Marzipan apps can benefit macOS" Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "What we think we know about macOS 10.15" Apple Must 7:53 AM
Press Releases
  • "7 Free Open Source macOS Apps for Guitarists" Apple Gazette 10:14 AM
  • "Memo: Finally, an elegant way to organize your sticky notes." Bloop Software 9:13 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "CIRP: Apple tops US sales charts in Q1, Samsung a close second" GSMArena 8:53 AM
  • "Apple is chipping away at Samsung in the U.S." Apple Must 12:36 PM
  • "Apple's newly appointed retail boss Deirdre O'Brien joins Instagram to detail her world tour of company stores" iDownload Blog 11:35 AM
  • "Will, Jaden and Jada Smith Visit Apple Park for Environmental Discussion" MacRumors 8:12 AM
  • "Danielle DePalma Joins Apple As Film & TV Series Marketing Executive" Deadline 8:37 AM
  • "Apple hires ex-Lionsgate executive Danielle DePalma to oversee Apple TV+ marketing" AppleInsider 8:58 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google will block embedded browser log-ins to fight phishing" Engadget 8:17 AM
  • "TSMC 7nm utilization to climb in 2H19, says CEO" DigiTimes 8:11 AM
  • "Foxconn's 'footprint' in Wisconsin will be much smaller, says governor: The company says it's still committed to job creation in the Badger State." CNET 9:30 AM
  • "Foxconn 'still committed' to 13,000 Wisconsin jobs; just 178 hired- 9to5Mac" 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Foxconn says it remains committed to Wisconsin investment project" Reuters 8:03 AM
  • "Who's using your face? The ugly truth about facial recognition" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:02 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "FCPRadio TV Live video & highlights NAB 2019" FCPRadio 8:41 AM
  • "Editing the Oscar Winning Short 'Skin' in Final Cut Pro X" fcp.co 8:29 AM
  • "Qualcomm and Apple settle, Samsung folds, Facebook failing at security, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
Hardware/Software
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPad mini (2019) review: Yes, the bezels are big, but after the huge iPads of recent years the 2019 iPad mini is a surprising and powerful tablet. Here's our full review" Macworld UK 8:52 AM
  • "2019 iMac 27-inch Core i9 versus 2017 iMac Pro -Part Two" Bare Feats 10:12 AM
  • "Sorry iPhone X owners, but Pixel takes way better Aurora photos" Mashable 8:21 AM
  • "iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) review: Is this the best tablet around?" TechRadar UK 8:52 AM
  • "Apple HomePod review: Superb sound, so-so smart speaker" TechRadar UK 8:53 AM
  • "Review: The G-Tech Mobile Pro SSD is nearly as fast as the storage in your 15-inch MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 11:37 AM
  • "The Western Digital WD Blue SN500 SSD Review: Moving The Mainstream To NVMe" AnandTech 8:56 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to use Siri with Apple Music: With Siri, you're only ever a press and a sentence away from controlling Apple Music." iMore 11:17 AM
  • "How to delete the contacts that Facebook may have scraped from you" BetaNews 8:25 AM
  • "How to protect your privacy on YouTube" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "How to declutter your inbox and unsubscribe from unwanted emails" The Verge 8:16 AM
Tips
  • "16+ iPhone tips to get things done faster" Computerworld 10:13 AM
  • "Which Mac Makes the Best Server?" MakeUseOf 8:53 AM
  • "Is It Safe to Leave My Smartphone on My Wireless Charger?" Lifehacker 8:38 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple's Daisy Robot Is Still a Stunt, But Their Other Recycling Ideas Are Good" iFixit 11:34 AM
  • "Should iPhone owners envy Samsung's Galaxy Fold? Video reveals many issues beyond screen damage" 9to5Mac 11:12 AM
  • "My MacStories Story: How iOS Automation Changed My Life" MacStories 11:12 AM
  • "Fresh Rumor Breathes Life Into The iPhone SE 2 Unicorn" WCCFTech 8:58 AM
  • "Skilled in the Art: Apple and Qualcomm Settle in the Courthouse Foyer + Tribal Immunity at the PTAB Goes Out With a Whimper + No Fucts at SCOTU" Law.com 8:51 AM
  • "Sorry, Huawei: The iPhone 11 will extend Apple's lead as the smartphone camera king" BGR 8:45 AM
  • "WatchOS 6 wishlist: 6 features to take Apple Watch to the next level" Macworld 8:16 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Facebook Again: These are not mere accidents." Rixstep 11:05 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Fold is an ambitious but flawed first attempt at what could be the future of smartphones" Business Insider 11:12 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold review: after the break" The Verge 8:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "AirPlay 2 support added to BoseSmart speakers and soundbars" iMore 12:06 PM
  • "Saurik to jailbreak community on A12(X) Cydia Substrate ETAs: 'Knock it off'" iDownload Blog 10:24 AM
  • "Invoice2go Partners with Square Capital to Deliver Mobile Access to Business Loans, Helping Small Business Owners Grow" PRNewswire 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Pay is Coming to Switzerland's Credit Suisse" The Mac Observer 8:26 AM
  • "Google Home speaker users offered ad-supported access to YouTube Music" AppleInsider 8:13 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft staff are openly questioning the value of diversity" Quartz 10:44 AM
  • "Latest Windows patch having problems with a growing number of anti-virus software" Ars Technica 11:35 AM
  • "McAfee added to list of antivirus software affected by the April patch for Windows 7" Neowin 11:19 AM
  • "What does Microsoft have planned in Goodyear? We'd love to know/Microsoft Corp. appears to have its sights set on planting a rather large flag in the southwest Valley. The Redmond, Washington-based technology giant has doled out another $37 million for 147 acres in Goodyear, marking its second land purchase in the city west of Phoenix in nine months." Phoenix Business Journal 10:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Aims to Improve VR for Users with Vision Problems" RoadToVR 10:48 AM
  • "Why Intel's Smartphone Strategy Went off the Rails (Again): The chipmaker's second act in smartphones comes to an abrupt end as Apple switches to Qualcomm." Motley Fool 8:53 AM
  • "Intel follows AMD's lead (again) into single-socket Xeon servers" Network World 11:38 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 'Picasso' Desktop Processor Pictured, Based on 12nm Zen+ Architecture – Launch of AM4 Ryzen 3000 APUs Imminent" WCCFTech 11:23 AM
  • "AMD's Zen 3 processors to be built in new way that improves efficiency" TechRadar UK 11:38 AM
  • "Why HP Has Taken the PC Security Lead" eWeek 10:42 AM
  • "IBM Counts On Its Cloud And Platform For The Turnaround" Seeking Alpha 10:39 AM
  • "Can IBM's World Wire Be The Answer To Cryptocurrency Payments Or Do We Need More Options?" Forbes 10:39 AM
  • "Oracle's and IBM's hybrid cloud defense may not hold: There's a lot of money on-premises, which keeps IBM and Oracle making money. But AWS, Microsoft, and even Google are targeting on-premises—with IT buy-in" InfoWorld 10:37 AM
  • "Oracle vs. AWS: Compare cloud databases, PaaS and SaaS" SearchAWS 10:34 AM
  • "Cisco defends VPN security" CRN 10:31 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Asian markets gain in muted holiday trading: Nintendo shares jump on China deal; Nissan stock falls on production cut" MarketWatch 8:59 AM
  • "Stocks close higher as investors digest plethora of earnings, economic data: Pinterest soars by double digits on debut" MarketWatch 4/18
  • "Stocks Fall as Declines in IBM and UnitedHealth Pull the Dow Lower: The Dow Jones Industrial Average finishes slightly down on sharp declines in shares of IBM and UnitedHealth." TheStreet 4/18
  • "Stocks Reverse Higher As Pinterest Stock Goes Public, Zoom Soars On IPO: On a day in which Pinterest stock went public and Zoom also launched a widely watched IPO, the stock market shook off early weakness and closed higher Thursday." Investor's Business Daily 4/18
  • "Stocks up on IPOs, retail sales, gains of industrial firm shares" FOXBusiness 4/18
  • "Stocks Edge Lower, Pulled Down by Health-Care Shares: Insurers and drug companies have tumbled lately on fears that any tightening of regulations will crimp profits" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/18

 
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