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Does it bother you to learn that Apple uses facial recognition software in Apple Stores?

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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.

  • "Apple's doing something it hasn't done in more than a decade"  CNBC 8:49 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs: Apple's iPhone sales this year will disappoint, causing stock decline" CNBC 8:50 AM
  • "Your iCloud is actually AmazonCloud"  Quartz 8:50 AM
  • "Apple edges closer to cursory code review for all Mac apps: In a message to developers, the company said it will soon require all macOS apps to pass at least a cursory review before they can be downloaded and run by users."  Computerworld 8:32 AM
  • "How to organize your Apple Notes with folders on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "How to hide an email address with Bcc in Mail on iOS and Mac" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "The Mac is becoming more like iOS—and I think I like it"  Macworld 8:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "Server Ranger 2.5 Out Now" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "QuarkXPress 2019 ships in early summer" Apple Must 8:14 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Jony Ive and Dior designer Kim Jones discuss the environmental cost of design, challenges of working for the future, more" 9to5Mac 8:58 AM
  • "New Phones Reflect Earlier Trends, ASP Declines" [2-page PDF] CIRP 8:44 AM
  • "US smartphone sales dominated by iPhone XR" 9to5Mac 8:44 AM
  • "How Apple Watch went from rumor to shipping product on April 24, 2015" AppleInsider 8:46 AM
  • "Your dead iPhone can live on as beautiful artwork" Mashable 8:40 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "President Trump sits down with Twitter boss for crunch talks: Why am I losing followers?" The Register 8:32 AM
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reportedly explained to Trump that his follower count might fall as the company deletes spam accounts and bots" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Verizon is following its rivals' lead with its first free content offer: Verizon announced a partnership with Google to provide its customers with access to Google's video streaming TV service, YouTube TV." Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "NAB -Other World Computing's Larry O'Connor Shares Product Announcements and Tips" MacVoices 8:15 AM
  • "NAB -Soundstripe Offers Video Producers Affordable Music For Their Projects" MacVoices 8:07 AM
  • "Kuo: Two New AirPods Models Likely in Late 2019 to Early 2020, Including One With 'All-New Design'" MacRumors 8:37 AM
  • "AirPods 3 said to be launched by year-end 2019" DigiTimes 8:37 AM
  • "Digitimes: AirPods 3 launching at the end of 2019 with noise cancellation features" 9to5Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Apple's AirPods 3 with noise cancellation coming this fall?" Apple Must 8:54 AM
  • "MacBook keyboard problems: Now Apple aims for one-day fix for keyboard repairs" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "PSA: Apple will now fix your MacBook's faulty keyboard within a day" The Next Web 8:51 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:14 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:14 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:14 AM

  • "iPhone XS and XR review: Six months in, here's how they're holding up/Revisiting Apple's 2018 iPhones in a 2019 world." CNET 8:50 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10+ camera test vs iPhone XS, Pixel 3, and Nokia 9" PCWorld 8:41 AM
  • "Logitech Slim Folio Pro keyboard case for 12.9-inch iPad Pro review: An iPad keyboard fit for a MacBook" Macworld 8:41 AM
  • "TaoTronics TT-BH046 noise-cancelling headphone review: Effective noise cancellation, but poor sound quality" TechHive 8:41 AM
  • "Permanently delete iPhone zombie apps once and for all: Your iPhone app data lingers around more than you know." CNET 8:51 AM
  • "Twitter makes it easier to report election tweets that deliberately mislead people" Engadget 8:54 AM
  • "How to protect yourself against fake calls from Apple support" AppleInsider 8:46 AM
  • "Comment: Apple's in-store MacBook keyboard replacement program is a smart PR move" 9to5Mac 8:44 AM
  • "Cassandra -Midweek Review: Answered Prayers with iOS 13 and Photo-workflow Rumors; Innovation at What Cost; and Other Asides" eXtensions 8:07 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold reportedly failed due to 7mm screen bezel gap" VentureBeat 8:53 AM
  • "Galaxy Fold: What went wrong? At this stage, it looks like the answer to the question 'what went wrong with the Galaxy Fold?' is that Samsung dropped the ball in spectacular fashion and was left scrabbling for a response when things went bad." ZDNet 8:40 AM
  • "iFixit's Galaxy Fold teardown reveals its biggest design flaw" The Verge 8:46 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold Teardown" iFixit 8:35 AM
  • "Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:32 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "North America OTT TV & Video Forecasts to 2024 TV+s Growth will be More Modest at 8 Million by 2024 -" Business Wire 8:56 AM
  • "Apple Pay Officially Launches in Austria" MacRumors 8:37 AM
  • "New App Brings All-in-One Fitness Trainer to iPhone and Apple Watch" prMac 8:31 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel Launches New 9th Gen Mobile CPUs Punctuated By 8-Core Chips, WiFi 6 And A Desktop Refresh" HotHardware 4/23
  • "Intel announces 9th-gen H-series CPUs, including an 8-core, 5GHz Core i9 for laptops" Neowin 4/23
  • "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 4/23
  • "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 4/23
  • "Microsoft axes its 'Sets' tabbed browsing feature from Windows 10: No sets please, we're skittish" The Inquirer 4/23
  • "Windows 10's new app tabs feature has disappeared and might not return: The future of Sets doesn't look great" The Verge 4/23
  • "Microsoft Launcher 5.4 beta now rolling out with Cricket widget and other improvements" Neowin 4/23
  • "Microsoft adds conditional access, single sign-on support to Edge on iOS and Android" Neowin 4/23
  • "Bing Maps now lets you view traffic camera images in real time" Neowin 4/23
  • "Microsoft Paint to remain part of Windows 10 after all" The Verge 4/23
  • "Microsoft won't be removing Paint from Windows 10 for now" Neowin 4/23
  • "HP Reinvents Dye Sublimation Printing with the Launch of HP Stitch" Benzinga 4/23
  • "Intel: Better Without the 5G Modems Business" Bay Street 4/23
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700X And Radeon VII 50th Anniversary Editions Tipped For April 29th Debut" HotHardware 4/23
  • "AMD Radeon 19.4.3 driver arrives with Mortal Kombat 11 support" Neowin 4/23
  • "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 16 Series Turing-Based Laptops Assault Mainstream Gaming Market With Major OEMs" HotHardware 4/23
  • "Here are the new laptops with Nvidia's GTX 16-series graphics cards: Focusing on a few affordable options" The Verge 4/23
  • "Oracle turns to innovation hubs to drive cultural and business shift to cloud" TechCrunch 4/23
  • "IBM Blockchain Welcomes Its Newest User: Volkswagen" Blockonomi 4/23
  • "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 4/23
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Goldman Sachs raises AAPL target to $182 citing stabilizing Chinese demand" AppleInsider 8:46 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 4/23
  • "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 4/23
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq close at record highs as earnings roll in" Associated Press 4/23
  • "Stocks edge higher on corporate earnings; oil rises further" FOXBusiness 4/23
  • "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] 4/23
  • "Asian markets slip as oil prices surge" MarketWatch 4/23

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