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Friday Highlights: The escalating tariff war between the US and China puts Apple Watch (original), Fitbits, Sonos, squarely in the crosshairs of a 10% tariff, resulting in US price increases; might autonomous vehicles be Apple's Next Big Thing?; report from BGR India that unless Apple installs "a pesky call app soon", iPhones may cease working on networks; attention Apple! Ben Lovejoy thinks your meager-but-free 5GB of iCloud storage has become an embarrassment and needs to change; and Dan Moren calls on Apple to break tradition and let us set our own preferred apps instead of being locked in to company choices; Tyson's Corner Apple Store, first one ever, set to undergo facelift; Samsung unleashes three more videos mocking dongles, lack of fast charging accessories included with iPhones; MacBook Pro i9 Throttlegate also affects some Dell XPS systems, but are reports overblown?

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Why Apple Will Sell Hundreds of Millions of iPhone Upgrades in the Next 18 Months"  Fortune 11:31 AM
  • "Apple is launching medical clinics to deliver the 'world's best health care experience' to its employees"  CNBC 7:09 AM
  • "Apple pushes forward with healthcare ambitions" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:12 AM
  • "Apple Launching 'AC Wellness' Medical Clinics for its Employees" MacRumors 7:14 AM
  • "Apple's next big idea: private healthcare" Computerworld 7:14 AM
  • "Apple is opening medical clinics for its employees" CNNMoney 7:52 AM
  • "EU says Ireland's Apple complaint will only be dropped if it recovers the full $16 billion in unpaid taxes"  CNBC 8:11 AM
  • "iPhone throttling: New class action takes total to 60 but how many will Apple face? Apple faces a new class action in Canada over iPhone slowdowns but dozens of suits look set for consolidation." ZDNet 8:54 AM
  • "The Number: The first number that Tim Cook mentioned in the fourth quarter investor conference call was the number of active Apple devices. The 1.3 billion monthly active devices is the most important measure of the health of Apple's business. It's the primary way the company chooses to measure itself and it's the best instrument available to understand the company's strategy." asymco 8:22 AM
OS X
News
  • "New EvilOSX Malware Spotlights Risk of Poor Password Hygiene" Intego 4:03 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to see which applications on your Mac are 32-bit and won't be supported in the future" AppleInsider 6:59 PM
  • "How to set offline access for Safari's Reading List feature" Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "How to create a list of all the files inside a macOS directory in seconds with TextEdit" AppleInsider 9:59 AM
  • "Image Masking With Shapes in Pages" MacMost 10:22 AM
  • "How to stream Xbox One games to your Mac using OneCast" Cult of Mac 3:30 PM
  • "Can't Print? Try Resetting Your Printer's Network Configuration" The Mac Observer 9:34 AM
  • "How to set a default account in macOS High Sierra's Mail" Apple World Today 7:47 AM
Op/Ed
  • "High Sierra discussion includes FontExplorer incompatibility, disk space issues, Adobe problems and a failed migration attempt." MacInTouch 8:51 AM
Press Releases
  • "Stream Xbox One games on your Mac with the new OneCast app" BGR 6:07 PM
  • "Codex Announce ColorSynth Plugin and Codex Keys Control Surface for Final Cut Pro X at BVE" fcp.co 8:21 AM
  • "Newly Launched Joyoshare Mac Screen Recorder - Record Anything on macOS" prMac 8:07 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google, Apple And The Move From A Hardware To An AI-Oriented World" Forbes 7:48 AM
  • "M. Night Shyamalan to Produce Straight-to-Series Thriller for Apple" Variety 2:06 PM
  • "Apple Picks Up Psychological Thriller Produced by M. Night Shyamalan" MacRumors 2:09 PM
  • "Apple picks up thriller series from M. Night Shyamalan" Cult of Mac 2:09 PM
  • "Apple scores another TV thriller, this time produced by M. Night Shyamalan: Tony Basgallop will write the show" The Verge 5:22 PM
  • "Apple said to have lured away Twitter, Palm, Kleiner Perkins veteran Michael Abbott with AI and machine learning" AppleInsider 10:24 AM
  • "Apple Hires Michael Abbot, former Twitter VP of Engineering" The Mac Observer 10:47 AM
  • "Hell freezes over as Apple confirms it's using Google servers to host iCloud data" phoneArena 7:49 AM
  • "Smartphones Hit Pivotal Stage as Worldwide Shipment Volumes Decline 0.5% in 2017, But Return to Growth is Expected, According to IDC" ["Smartphone companies shipped a total of 1.46 million devices in 2017 with nearly all of that volume running either the Android or iOS platforms."] Business Wire 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Park visitor center an object lesson in how to create an accessible building, says guest" 9to5Mac 8:09 AM
  • "Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak said he was scammed out of $70,000 in bitcoin" Business Insider 8:04 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak is a Bitcoin Scam Victim, Lost 7 Bitcoins Worth $75,000" Finance Magnates 7:48 AM
  • "Before Apple, America Dominated Watchmaking. Then History Forgot: For one shining moment in the 1970s, LED watches were the future" Hodinkee 8:48 AM
  • "Apple Maps activates Transit directions in South Carolina" AppleInsider 9:28 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "An iPhone X With Snapdragon 845, 6GB Of RAM And Android Was Unveiled At MWC, Sort Of" Forbes 9:37 PM
  • "Lenovo Unveils Yoga 730, a Powerful MacBook Rival" Technowize 9:37 PM
  • "AT&T is killing its iPhone X BOGO deal, unless you live in LA" BGR 7:08 PM
  • "Amazon has acquired Ring to bolster its home security products" The Verge 3:31 PM
  • "Amazon to acquire Ring video doorbell maker, cracking open the door in home security market" GeekWire 3:31 PM
  • "Democrats Unveil Plan to Save Net Neutrality (or Make Republicans Look Bad While Trying)" Gizmodo 2:06 PM
  • "This smartphone cuts off your camera and microphone so no spy agencies can watch you: Cybersecurity firm DarkMatter has unveiled its first smartphone" CNBC 8:50 AM
  • "Fitbit's Adidas collab takes on Apple's Nike-influenced Watch: The $329 wearable gives users exclusive watch faces, bands, and guided workouts." Ars Technica 8:36 AM
  • "Google: We've been asked to delist 2.4 million URLs but only removed 43%/Google says 20 percent of all 'right to be forgotten' requests come from less than one percent of requesters." ZDNet 7:52 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "036: Amazon buys Ring, Apple opening clinics, M. Night Shyamalan series coming Daily" 9to5Mac 4:03 PM
  • "Bryan Chaffin on Bitcoin Faucets, HomePod, and Apple's Communications Decisions" MacVoices 3:29 PM
  • "7 bad guys with a stick of chewing gum and a paperclip: Let's Talk iOS episode 228" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Launching Pilot Program Allowing Repairs of Soon-to-Be Vintage Mid 2011 iMac in United States"  MacRumors 8:36 AM
  • "Apple may extend 2011 iMac repair window in surprisingly pro-consumer move" TechRadar UK 11:29 AM
  • "iPhone replacement battery wait times worsen, analyst notes, as program is expected to impact fall sales"  9to5Mac 11:46 AM
  • "Apple to cut iTunes Store support for first-gen TV streamer" What Hi-Fi? 7:49 AM
  • "Saurik Says Updates Are Coming in the 'Relatively Near Future', Warns Against Installing His Packages on Electra"  iClarified 3:31 PM
  • "iOS 11 gets first jailbreak with Cydia support" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Full iOS 11 jailbreak released, includes Cydia and a Substrate alternative" ModMy 8:54 AM
  • "Electra jailbreak for iOS 11.0-11.1.2 officially released" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
  • "Apple granted patent using hinged OLED screen as a dynamic iPad or Mac keyboard" AppleInsider 11:56 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for a New Wireless Charging Apple Watch Carrying Case" Patently Apple 8:18 AM
  • "Future Mac laptops could sport dual displays (perhaps one doubling as a detachable iPad)" Apple World Today 8:06 AM
  • "Apple patents dual-screen display for Yoga Book-like MacBook or iPad devices" Neowin 7:56 PM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for a New Wireless Charging Apple Watch Carrying Case" Patently Apple 8:18 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:08 AM
  • "iMac Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:08 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:08 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Video: Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo 2nd generation" AppleInsider 7:10 PM
  • "Galaxy S9 vs. iPhone X vs. Pixel 2: how the flagship phones stack up" The Verge 8:14 AM
  • "Battle of the flagships: Galaxy S9 vs Pixel 2 vs iPhone X" BetaNews 11:30 AM
  • "As we await Apple's AirPower charging mat, we went hands-on with a cheaper Plux alternative" iDownload Blog 1:59 PM
  • "Logitech MX Master 2S vs. Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse: Which $100 mouse is worth it" PCWorld 7:52 AM
  • "Review: Grand Xoopar Boy Bluetooth Speaker" iLounge 8:22 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on with iOS 11.3 battery health features on a performance throttled iPhone" 9to5Mac 11:23 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Manage Slack Notifications on macOS and iOS" The Mac Observer 5:34 PM
  • "How to use Vero, the No. 1 social media app on the App Store right now that millennials are saying will kill Instagram" Business Insider 2:05 PM
  • "How to fix most common Siri problems" Apple Must 8:37 AM
  • "How to use Electra to get Cydia in iOS 11" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "How to Jailbreak iOS 11 – 11.1.2 And Install Cydia Using Electra" iPhone Hacks 7:02 PM
  • "How to use Apple Music on Xbox One" iMore 7:16 AM
Tips
  • "Pro Tip: How to pick a new thumbnail for your Live Photos" Cult of Mac 2:09 PM
  • "11 useful Google Maps tips for iPhone and iPad" Apple Must 1:58 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iOS feature request: Alarms you can control" Apple Must 3:29 PM
  • "This gold iPhone X looks so much better than the one that leaked yesterday" BGR 11:23 AM
  • "WatchKit as a 'Sweet Solution'" MacStories 10:35 AM
  • "WatchKit is a sweet solution that will only ever give us baby apps"  Marco Arment 10:35 AM
  • "How much would you pay for a super-sized iPhone X? Think the starting point of $999 for the iPhone X is steep? Probably a good idea to be sitting down when it comes time for Apple reveal the price of the super-sized iPhone X." ZDNet 10:24 AM
  • "Why Apple Is Going Bigger on Bigger iPhone Screens: QuickTake" Bloomberg 8:48 AM
  • "The blind spot in Tim Cook's vision of employee wellness" Apple 3.0 8:18 AM
  • "I'm selling my iPad Pro because my iPhone X does everything I need"  CNBC 8:11 AM
  • "Android users don't do what iPhone users do" Apple Must 7:47 AM
  • "Magic tricks: The appearing competitor trick" Macworld 7:14 AM
Non-Apple
  • "EU's new copyright law will effectively create censorship machines" The Next Web 8:36 AM
  • "The Surprising Highlight of MWC: Audio" Tech.pinions 8:21 AM
  • "Does Fitbit have time to pull off its digital healthcare transformation?" ZDNet 7:52 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: Only the Fastest Mac For Me!" iMore 8:18 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google's iOS-compatible, machine learning-driven smart camera now available in US" iDownload Blog 2:09 PM
  • "Apple Pay, Google Pay payment services to appear in Azerbaijan" Trend News Agency [Paid Membership Required] 11:31 AM
  • "OWC Partners with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus as 2018 Presenting Sponsor" PRNewswire 8:46 AM
  • "Seascapes: Trito's Match 3 Adventure is heading for worldwide launch" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "The NewerTech HDMI Headless Video Accelerator is a solid accessory for the Mac mini" Apple World Today 7:48 AM
  • "The 10 iPhone and iPad games you need to play from February 2018" [Slideshow] Macworld 7:14 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Supreme Court Hears U.S. vs. Microsoft Case" Bloomberg 8:00 PM
  • "Microsoft continues to call for new laws as justices hear its data-privacy arguments" ZDNet 3:48 PM
  • "Microsoft met with skepticism from some Supreme Court justices in overseas data case" GeekWire 5:22 PM
  • "Yes, Microsoft is doubling down on business applications" ZDNet 12:59 PM
  • "Microsoft announces additional support for Windows 10 IoT Core" Neowin 1:13 PM
  • "Microsoft offers private preview of Windows 10 IoT Core on NXP processors" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "Windows 10 build 17110 out in the Fast ring with features for enterprises" Neowin 2:49 PM
  • "Microsoft heads toward Windows 10 'Redstone 4' completion with test Build 17110" ZDNet 3:49 PM
  • "Microsoft pushes out its Quantum dev kit to macOS and Linux: We could be on the brink of a quantum computing era" The Inquirer 8:46 AM
  • "1st major update to Microsoft's Quantum Development kit brings Mac and Linux support" OnMSFT 9:18 AM
  • "Microsoft could opt to release a free version of Teams after all" ZDNet 9:18 AM
  • "Microsoft plans to charge money for some premium fonts" MSPoweruser 8:48 AM
  • "HP-Autonomy Fraud Trial Begins In US" Silicon UK 8:31 AM
  • "HP launches new Spectre x360 in India, prices start at Rs 1,15,290" 91 Mobiles 8:31 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 Launched in India, Prices Start at Rs 1,15,290" Tech PP 8:31 AM
  • "Is this why Facebook is such a toxic dump? HP, HPE sued for 'leaking chems' into office site: Stanford uni fumes at Palo Alto soil contamination cleanup bill" The Register 8:58 AM
  • "HP launches new Spectre x360 flagship convertibles, starts at Rs 1,15,290" Business Today 8:31 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT)- Bullish Movers Gaining Investors Attention" NASDAQ Times 8:35 AM
  • "Citi makes Intel a 'top pick' because of chipmaker's booming corporate sales" CNBC 8:35 AM
  • "Recent PCs have little to fear from Intel's Spectre microcode updates: Testing the side effects of Spectre-cide" The Tech Report 8:36 AM
  • "MSI Cubi N mini PC with Intel Gemini Lake chips coming soon" Liliputing 8:45 AM
  • "How Intel evolved from an invisible 'ingredient brand' to win over more millennials: At the IAB's Annual Leadership Meeting, CMO Steven Fund discussed how Intel sees success by integrating its technology into destination live events and working with celebs like Jim Parsons." Marketing Dive 8:45 AM
  • "IBM Watson CTO Rob High on bias and other challenges in machine learning" TechCrunch 5:22 PM
  • "WD unveils 'fastest' 400GB microSD and demos its 1GB/s future: Something for now, something for later" The Inquirer 8:11 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Surprise: Apple Is Crushing It After All" Seeking Alpha 11:31 AM
  • "Apple Analysts Slashing Estimates Is Red Flag for Stock" Investopedia 8:11 AM
  • "Why Apple's Market Share in Asia Is Slipping" Market Realist 8:06 AM
  • "Is Apple Really a Value Stock?" Zacks 4:03 PM
  • "Fly Charts: Apple's Three-Headed Monster and a World Without Bank Bonuses" BloombergGadfly 8:47 AM
Industry News
  • "Square Beats Earnings Estimates But Shares Fall: The payment processing company exceeded earnings expectations for the fourth quarter but its stock was falling after-hours." TheStreet 5:29 PM
  • "Africa's banks are doing what U.S. banks aren't: Winning" USA Today 5:30 PM
  • "Dow rallies 399 points on sinking Treasury yields" FOXBusiness 8:41 AM
  • "Did Low-Volatility Strategies Fail Investors?" Seeking Alpha 5:32 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Sell Off After Powell's Remarks: Fed chairman's testimony indicates the central bank remains on track to gradually raise interest rates" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:31 PM
  • "Asian stocks turn lower, with China losses out in front" MarketWatch 8:42 AM
  • "European stocks drift lower ahead of Powell hearing, but Sky rallies" MarketWatch 8:43 AM

 
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