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Wednesday Highlights: AppleInsider reporting analyst expectation that Apple will "simplify iPhone branding for 2018 releases"; Tim Cook in Washington today for private meeting with President Trump in hopes of convincing the President to back off China trade battle—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; beware fake Flash Player installer; early iPhone X adopters dissatisfied with Siri; Canalys estimates Apple only shipped 14 million iPhone Xs in first quarter of 2018; Conviva's measurements of streaming video market find "Apple TV viewership up 709% in Q1 2018"; Google rolling out new Gmail with self-destructing messages, and more; DigiTimes Research cites Apple adoption of Qi wirless charging standard as reason for increase in wirless charging development; Glenn Fleishman helps diagnose AirPort failure.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Now Runs On 100% Green Energy, And Here's How It Got There: The most important thing about the company's big renewable push might be that it's bringing everyone–from suppliers to local utilities–along for the ride."  Fast Company 6:07 PM
  • "Apple now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy: Nine More Apple Suppliers Commit to 100 Percent Clean Energy Production"  Apple 3:21 PM
  • "Apple Now Globally Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Energy" Business Wire 7:27 PM
  • "Apple Environmental Responsibility Report: 2017 Progress Report, Covering Fiscal Year 2016" [58-page PDF] Apple 3:19 PM
  • "Apple Says Facilities Now Using 100% Renewable Power: Tech giant will work with suppliers to encourage more use of renewable energy" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:07 PM
  • "Apple says all its facilities now powered by clean energy" Reuters 5:10 PM
  • "Apple Likely to Face Fine for Unfair Practices in Korea: Apple is likely to face sanctions from the South Korean antitrust watchdog over dumping its advertising and repair costs to local telecom operators."  Business Korea 7:49 AM
  • "Apple accused of abusing relationship with carriers in South Korea" Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Should Apple Apple Create a Social Network?"  Tech.pinions 9:58 AM
OS X
News
  • "Latest macOS update cripples some docks, blanks external screens" Tech Central 8:49 AM
  • "Today's Final Cut Pro 10.4.1, Motion 5.4.1 and Compressor 4.4.1 updates require macOS High Sierra 10.13.2" Alex4D 9:46 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Pages 7 for macOS review: Better workflow and tools for producing digital books/A new version adds book-related features, minor improvements, and parity with the latest iOS version." Macworld 7:56 AM
  • "FCP X Tips 002: Closed captions in Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 [Video] 9to5Mac 7:12 PM
  • "Getting Ready to Update to Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1" FCPXtv 10:36 AM
  • "How to make typing in macOS like iOS with auto capitalization, double-space periods, and word prediction" AppleInsider 7:57 AM
  • "How to Use Cloudflare DNS on Mac OS for Speed & Privacy" OS X Daily 3:22 PM
  • "Pages and Keynote Image Galleries" MacMost 10:50 AM
  • "Quick Tip: Fixing some weird fonts in Safari" Six Colors 1:50 PM
Op/Ed
  • "Using Keynote 8 to present about my clinical experiences using Virtual Reality at Cedars-Sinai – how I managed unexpected glitches and 'tech support'" Les Posen's Presentation Magic 7:37 AM
Press Releases
  • "Meet Your Instructors for Photoshop World 2018 – Part VIII" Layers Magazine 3:44 PM
  • "Jamf and Maryville University Offer Students a Unique Approach to Learning with a Modern Tool: Jamf, the standard in Apple ecosystem management, and Maryville University today announced that Maryville has proven success in delivering their students an elevated learning experience with Apple technology, managed by Jamf. Unique in higher education, Maryville gives an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to every incoming, fulltime student at no charge." Jamf 12:55 PM
  • "Frame.io Debuts High-Speed File Transfer App: Watch folders for macOS, an entirely new way to move media. Indestructible, accelerated and secure uploading that's up to 5x faster than the competition." Frame.io 12:40 PM
  • "Pond5 Introduces New App for Apple Final Cut Pro X, Bringing Access to the Full Pond5 Content Collection into Every Video Editors' Timeline" Pond5 12:39 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1 gets ProRes RAW and closed captioning" iMore 11:43 AM
  • "Apple Release Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1, Motion 5.4.1 and Compressor 4.4.1" fcp.co 11:04 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 and Motion and Compressor Updates Now Available on Mac App Store" MacRumors 10:23 AM
  • "Frame.io Announces High-Speed File Transfers with macOS Menubar App" fcp.co 9:59 AM
  • "Feral Interactive Reveals Release Date and Mac System Requirements for 'Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration'" MacTrast 7:47 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's iPhone X is the UK's most popular smartphone" Apple Must 11:41 AM
  • "App downloads and revenue again broke records in the first quarter of 2018" TechCrunch 7:37 PM
  • "Why Is Apple Lagging in India's Smartphone Market?" 24/7 Wall St. 7:45 AM
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he's left Facebook over data collection" ["'Users provide every detail of their life to Facebook and ... Facebook makes a lot of advertising money off this,' he said in an email to USA Today. 'The profits are all based on the user's info, but the users get none of the profits back.'"]  USA Today 7:44 AM
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he's quitting Facebook: 'You are the product'/Wozniak told USA Today: 'The users get none of the profits back'" MarketWatch 7:44 AM
  • "Apple co-founder protests Facebook by shutting down account" Associated Press 7:44 AM
  • "iPhone Explodes in Woman's Hand Months After 3rd-Party Battery Swap" iDrop News 7:12 PM
  • "Should Tech Companies Sign a Security Pledge? Here Are The Ones That Haven't Yet Signed" The Mac Observer 1:47 PM
  • "The cutest use for the iPhone's panorama camera setting" Mashable 3:44 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple sells its 100 millionth iPod" Cult of Mac 7:49 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Hackers Deface Network Switches in Russia, Iran with US Flag" PC Magazine 8:59 PM
  • "Alphabet, other companies want strict drone rules to apply to everyone: Even small drone operators could be subject to FAA regulations" The Verge 6:06 PM
  • "Google Finally Has a True Chromebook Competitor to the Surface Pro" Thurrott 8:04 AM
  • "Child advocate groups to file YouTube FTC complaint Monday" Digital Trends 8:04 AM
  • "Zuckerberg ditches T-shirt, apologizes for Facebook mistakes" Reuters 8:59 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's growing up moment" CNNMoney 8:54 PM
  • "Facebook co-founder says reckoning over its data use is 'overdue'" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:17 PM
  • "What Mark Zuckerberg Will Be Grilled On at the Congressional Hearings" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:10 PM
  • "A top Democratic senator met with Mark Zuckerberg for an hour and came away more pessimistic" Business Insider 1:50 PM
  • "Zuckerberg announces Facebook's 'election research commission'" CNET 8:43 AM
  • "Data firm that worked on Brexit suspended by Facebook: But the company says all allegations are untrue." Ars Technica 7:50 AM
  • "Meet the lawmakers who could give Zuckerberg hell" Axios 7:43 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Answers to Your Photo Tagging, Mac App Store, Thunderbolt, and a Bluetooth Rant – Mac Geek Gab 704" The Mac Observer 7:02 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Ruby Receptionists CTO Katharine Nester" The Mac Observer 4:29 PM
  • "Predicting What We'll Get in Apple's New Mac Pro -TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-09" The Mac Observer 12:39 PM
  • "How to Produce an Oscar-Winning Movie with No Budget but Loads of Talent and Good Will: The Amazing Story Behind the Making of 'The Silent Child', Cut with FCPX" fcp.co 7:57 AM
  • "Everything else is getting smart you might as well have a smart wifi network too." The MT Show 7:39 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Buy (RED)®.Give life." Apple 12:44 PM
  • "Apple introduces iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition: All (PRODUCT)RED Purchases Help Provide Testing, Counseling and Treatment for Tens of Millions of People Living with HIV/AIDS" Apple 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Introduces iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition" Business Wire 7:53 AM
  • "Apple just launched new red iPhones — and they have a design fans have been clamoring for" Business Insider 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus go on sale tomorrow" Engadget 7:57 AM
  • "Apple Launches Red iPhone 8 to Keep Line Fresh Mid-Cycle" Bloomberg 8:33 AM
  • "Apple announces new red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus" The Verge 7:59 AM
  • "Three new iPhone models expected in fall, half of production less expensive LCD version"  AppleInsider 11:44 AM
  • "iPhone With Triple-Lens Rear Camera Said to Be Introduced Next Year" MacRumors 12:45 PM
  • "2018 iPhone may sport three-lens camera system to boost image quality" AppleInsider 1:20 PM
  • "Apple Tailwinds Ready for Blast Off? Top Analyst Highlights Standout Asia Supply Chain Takeaways" Smart Analyst 5:36 PM
  • "Death of Touch ID scheduled for this fall" Cult of Mac 5:36 PM
  • "Foldable smartphones likely to debut by year-end 2018" ["Apple has also applied a number of patents for clamshell smartphones, including one for a tri-fold display design, according to the watchers, adding that Apple could also use its folding technology in products other than smartphones."]  DigiTimes 8:22 AM
  • "First foldable phones predicted to hit market this year, ahead of Apple's rumored plans" 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:39 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:39 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:39 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPhone 8 Plus review: In our iPhone 8 Plus review, we evaluate Apple's new phablet's design, new features, tech specs and pricing, and put it through extensive speed, graphics and charging tests" Macworld UK 8:49 AM
  • "iPhone 8 review: The upgrade many people will be looking for" iMore 7:53 AM
  • "iPad 2018 vs iPad 2017: The 2018 iPad is 9.7in of relatively affordable Apple tablet. Here we compare it to the iPad from 2017 to see which is best for you to buy" Tech Advisor UK 8:49 AM
  • "I wore Levi's smart jacket for three months, and it changed how I use my phone" Digital Trends 8:04 AM
  • "Anker SoundCore 2 Bluetooth speaker review: Good sound in a super small, very affordable package" TechHive 7:58 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Pages 4 for iOS review: Update adds powerful support for book and complex document creation/With new Pencil, annotation, book, and drawing support, Pages for iOS becomes a more comprehensive document tool." Macworld 7:58 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to clean your Apple cables, keyboards, mice, trackpads, and more" 9to5Mac 5:37 PM
  • "iOS: How to Find and Cancel iOS App Subscriptions" The Mac Observer 12:47 PM
  • "How to use Smart Annotation on iPad" Apple Must 9:41 AM
  • "How to stop receiving turn-by-turn directions on Apple Watch when using the Maps app" iDownload Blog 7:52 AM
  • "How to Find Out If Your Facebook Data Was Stolen by Cambridge Analytica" Gizmodo 7:46 AM
Tips
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Wish list: 9 new CarPlay features for iOS 12" AppleInsider 8:31 PM
  • "Comment: Managing expectations for AirPower release, price, and features" 9to5Mac 5:08 PM
  • "Making the iPad a Better Device for Kids" Subtraction 5:08 PM
  • "Scotty Allen: 'How I Upgraded My iPhone Memory 800%'" MacStories 3:44 PM
  • "What if Apple's wireless headphones looked like the HomePod?" CNET 1:20 PM
  • "Introducing the Mac mini Pro: What would it take for Apple to update the Mac mini to a modern, professional-level machine? According to David Gewirtz, not much."  ZDNet 11:44 AM
  • "Buy a (RED) iPhone and help save some lives" Apple Must 10:50 AM
  • "Should You Believe Apple's 'Zero-Waste' Ad?" Mashable 9:59 AM
  • "Why Decline of Apps on App Store Isn't a Negative for Apple" Market Realist 9:00 AM
  • "HP's pricey new iPad Pro competitor totally misses the point" Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "WSJ: Tarring Apple with Facebook's data breach" Apple 3.0 8:03 AM
  • "An 8K iMac? Not gonna happen this year (but maybe by 2020)" Apple World Today 7:51 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Future AI may hallucinate and get depressed — just like the rest of us" The Next Web 5:43 PM
  • "Opinion: I don't mind having a display notch, but it's ruining one of my favorite parts of Android" 9to5Google 1:19 PM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Duolingo overhauled its fluency system to make it harder for advanced learners" The Verge 3:43 PM
  • "Mini Laney guitar amps can be controlled by your iPhone" Cult of Mac 1:19 PM
  • "Microsoft Office and the Files App Finally Play Nice Together" MacStories 11:44 AM
  • "IKEA is making its first Bluetooth speakers, and they look totally fräckt" The Next Web 11:43 AM
  • "iMovie for Mac Updated With iPhone X Support for App Store Video Previews and Bug Fixes" MacRumors 11:43 AM
  • "Vinpok's Duo 2 allows you to charge an iPhone while using your headphones" Apple World Today 10:07 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of April 9: Dave Hamilton, Personal Finance, Siri, and iPhone Photography" The MUG Center 9:18 AM
  • "10 True Black Dark Mode Apps for your iPhone X" Apple Gazette 9:17 AM
  • "Korean crypto exchange launches iOS app" The Paypers 8:49 AM
  • "The iPhone X gets a RED leather folio" The Verge 8:33 AM
  • "OWC's Groundbreaking ThunderBlade Now Shipping in All Capacities" PRNewswire 8:32 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's reshuffle affects its channel" Channel Eye 9:23 AM
  • "Windows 10 update: there's good news and bad news" TechRadar UK 9:25 AM
  • "Busy Week Ahead: Microsoft to Launch Windows 10 Redstone 4, Cumulative Updates" Softpedia 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft, Amazon And IBM: Which Cloud Powerhouse Will Top Q1 Revenue Charts?" Forbes 9:17 AM
  • "The HP Chromebook x2 with detachable screen is ready to take on the iPad Pro and Surface Pro" BetaNews 1:17 PM
  • "HP's first Chromebook detachable offers lightweight option for business travelers" TechRepublic 9:15 AM
  • "HP's Chromebook x2 is the 'world's first' detachable Chrome OS device" The Inquirer 9:15 AM
  • "HP Chromebook x2 is the world's second Chrome OS tablet and costs $599" Android Central 9:15 AM
  • "HP Chromebook X2 Chrome OS Detachable Is Part Tablet And Part Notebook" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "HP Unveils the Chromebook x2 as World's First Detachable Chromebook" Softpedia 9:15 AM
  • "HP jumps on Chrome OS tablet bandwagon with new Chromebook x2" Ars Technica 9:15 AM
  • "HP announces the first Chrome OS detachable, the Chromebook x2" Neowin 9:14 AM
  • "HP's Chromebook x2 is a detachable tablet too" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Dell's Pivotal Software sets terms for $555 million IPO" Nasdaq 9:11 AM
  • "Dell's Pivotal Software expects IPO to raise up to $592 million" Reuters 9:11 AM
  • "Intel 8th-gen CPU motherboards explained: Z370 vs. H370 vs. B360 vs. H310" PCWorld 8:33 AM
  • "Intel working on Arctic Sound discrete GPU for gamers" Hexus 9:08 AM
  • "AMD, Gigabyte, And MSI Booth Tours From PAX East: Radeon, Ryzen, And Coffee Lake Galore" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 560X 'Polaris Refresh' Graphics Card Spotted – Same Specs as The RX 560 With Higher Clocks, 4 GB GDDR5 Memory" WCCFTech 9:06 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 500X Polaris Refresh Graphics Card Series Leaks Early" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Radeon RX 500X Series On AMD Official Website, RX 560X Leaked" SegmentNext 9:05 AM
  • "The new AMD RX 580X could be the 40CU Polaris refresh we've been waiting for" PCGamesN 9:05 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 500X Series Spotted on AMD Website" Guru3D 9:05 AM
  • "Oracle Solaris patch theft lands IT-support CEO in jail for two years" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Oracle redefines cloud database category 'world's first autonomous database'" The Nation, Thailand 9:01 AM
  • "Cisco mess from 2017 becomes tool for state-sponsored infrastructure attacks and defacements" The Register 8:55 AM
  • "Warning over state-backed exploiting security flaws in Cisco switches" V3 9:00 AM
  • "Iran Hit After Cyber Attack Exploits Cisco Router Flaw" Silicon UK 8:59 AM
  • "Here's how hackers are targeting Cisco Network Switches in Russia and Iran: Sunday, April 08, 2018 Mohit Kumar" The Hacker News 8:58 AM
  • "Cisco Protocol Abused by Nation State Hackers" Info Security 8:57 AM
  • "Cisco Switches in Iran, Russia Hacked in Apparent Pro-US Attack" SecurityWeek 8:56 AM
  • "Cisco security: Russia, Iran switches hit by attackers who leave US flag on screens" ZDNet 8:39 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "Stocks relinquish gains in late trade to end slightly higher: Trump tweets that he's optimistic China will make the right moves" MarketWatch 5:02 PM
  • "Stocks Rise on Softer U.S. Approach in China Trade War: Stocks rise Monday following tweets from Donald Trump that appeared to indicate the U.S. was softening its approach in its trade battle with China." TheStreet 5:02 PM
  • "Stocks Surrender Most Of Day's Gains, As These Sectors Aid Nasdaq: Stocks closed higher Monday, although gains of more than 2% ended up much reduced by the closing bell as the market continued to seek a consistent direction." Investor's Business Daily 5:01 PM
  • "Stocks pare gains after FBI raid of Trump lawyer's office: U.S. stocks rose Monday, although the Dow pared its triple-digit gains on reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the office of President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer." FOXBusiness 5:00 PM
  • "Stocks Edge Higher as Trade Concerns Ease: After Friday's selloff, the major indexes rose but lost momentum shortly before the close" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:00 PM
  • "Asian stocks gain as trade tensions ease: Asian stocks turned widely higher Monday, led by gains in Hong Kong, as investors looked past the trade worries that fueled Friday's declines on Wall Street." MarketWatch 12:15 PM
  • "European markets finish in the green, but Russia-linked stocks slump: European stocks ended with a slight gain Monday, extending a two-week rally, helped by what appeared to be a pause in the ongoing trade skirmish between the U.S. and China, the world's two biggest economies." MarketWatch 12:13 PM

 
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