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Agree/Disagree: Tim Cook is right to use his power as Apple CEO in opposing Indiana's "religious freedom" law. Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Wednesday Highlights: Users of Apple Pay sometimes "running into 'hurdles'" when checking out; The Motley Fool on Apple's amazing year, forecasting they are on the way to become a trillion dollar company; Apple Watch health functions to receive little scrutiny from the FDA; the first round of Apple/IBM apps are out, Jonny Evans sees a big future ahead for the two companies, AppleInsider lists/explains the apps; Kraig Becker at the Apple Gazette explains why he believes "Apple is betting big on Force Touch"; Cult of Mac's Rob LeFebvre has a tip to help if you need to recover data from your Mac - "don't set an EFI password...unless you have the original receipt for that machine"; Computerworld reviews the new Office 2016 for Mac, says it is worth the wait; Apple turns 39 today; will we be saying farewell to locks and keys thanks to Apple and Google?; lukewarm response to China trade-in program reports ZDNet; Apple is a "frenemy" says Pandora boss; Apple iPhone 6 Plus has better graphics performance than Samsung's Galaxy S6; Live Long and Prosper emoji comes to latest iOS 8.3 beta; Macworld UK comparison between iOS 8 and Android Lollipop; MacNN goes hands-on with the newly-updated, feature-rich 1Password 5.3 on iOS; Redmond Pie shows how you can delete multiple apps at same time on iOS 8; Business Insider has a tip that lets you "see a map of everywhere your iPhone knows you've been"; "brilliant move" says Luke Dormehl, of Apple's decision to withhold Apple Watch from UK's Carphone Warehouse.

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  • "Is Apple Pay Running Into 'Hurdles' At Checkout?"  Benzinga 8:51 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Is on Its Way to $1 Trillion: Here's Why/Apple stock is having an amazing year, rising by more than 60% over the last 12 months on the back of booming iPhone 6 sales and exciting new product launches. But investment decisions need to be based on future potential, not past performance." The Motley Fool 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Watch sales to hit 1M units in first weekend, analyst predicts: Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes that Apple could tally 300,000 Apple Watch preorders in the first 24 hours, starting April 10." CNET 10:52 AM
  • "Apple has little to fear from the FDA"  TechRepublic 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Asks TV Programmers to Supply Their Own Streams for Apple's TV Service"  Re/code 4:11 PM
  • "Apple reportedly asking providers handle cost and infrastructure for rumored streaming TV service" AppleInsider 5:07 PM
  • "I can't believe Apple is doing this" ["It seems incredible the company is achieving all of this right under the noses of watchful competitors. I'm talking about Apple and IBM's continued march into delivering best in class, approachable, useful solutions; solutions that use the power of big buzz technologies like big data analysis, artificial intelligence and connected mobile devices."]  Computerworld 7:46 AM
  • "Apple and IBM unveil 8 new MobileFirst iOS apps, new healthcare and industrial products categories" AppleInsider 8:32 AM
  • "Why Apple is Betting Big on Force Touch" Apple Gazette 9:14 AM
  • "Mac Basics: Spotlight helps you find what you're looking for/Spotlight helps you quickly locate files on your Mac, and more." Apple Support 9:11 PM
  • "OS X Server: Enabling the AFP Server Activity log" Apple Support 6:30 PM
  • "Quick tip will speed Mac data recovery and save you from heartache" Cult of Mac 9:14 AM
  • "Review: Office 2016 for Mac offers a new interface and better features/Mac users who've been waiting for Microsoft to update Office can take heart: A preview of the new version is finally here and it's worth the wait." Computerworld 7:55 AM
  • "Post to Instagram directly from your Mac with Uploader for Instagram" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
  • "How to enable OS X Accessibility options, instantly!" iMore 10:48 AM
  • "Can't open files in Windows shared folders? This may help" MacIssues 10:51 AM
  • "Using Connection Lines In Pages" MacMost 9:57 AM
  • "How The Mac Arq Backs Up Files" Mac 360 10:48 AM
  • "The 21st Century Way To Do Browser Bookmarks Comes With A Price Tag" Mac 360 10:48 AM
  • "A Free Mac Audio Recorder, Editor, And Mixer That Does Not Compete With Garageband" NoodleMac 10:47 AM
  • "Free: The Many Fun Ways To Lock Your Mac's Screen" BohemianBoomer 10:48 AM
  • "Free: 150 Templates For Mac Mail" TeraTalks 10:47 AM
  • "The 10 Mac games you need to play from March 2015" Macworld 8:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "3D Hubs Report shows most popular 3D Modeling software is SolidWorks" Architosh 11:45 AM
  • "Fast Fishing brings its line-casting action to the Mac" iMore 11:28 AM
  • "TweetDeck for Mac gains group DMs, inline video and GIFs and other goodies" iDownload Blog 10:56 AM
  • "TweetDeck Mac app adds Group DMs, Teams account sharing, in-line GIFs, more" 9to5Mac 10:51 AM
  • "MuLab & MUX Modular 6.4 Released" MuTools 8:52 AM
  • "Shadow Warrior now available on Mac!" Mac Gamer HQ 8:48 AM
  • "Ohanaware release Magic for OS X - A new photo effect application" prMac 8:01 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple celebrates 39th year on April 1: Apple was founded on April 1 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and little-mentioned third partner Ron Wayne, who left the venture 11 days later" Telegraph 8:54 AM
  • "Happy Birthday Apple! - Stats & Facts About Our Favorite Company" MacTrast 11:22 AM
  • "Upcoming São Paulo Retail Store Gains Apple-Decorated Barricades as Opening Approaches" MacRumors 3:11 PM
  • "Apple and Google have an astonishing plan to replace everyone's locks and keys" Business Insider 9:13 AM
  • "Apple's trade-in program meets lukewarm response in China" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Apple launches iPhone and iPad trade-in program in China Apple Stores" 9to5Mac 7:50 AM
  • "Apple angers Chinese customers with low-ball iPhone trade-ins" Cult of Mac 10:48 AM
  • "All the news that's fit to squish -- on a smartwatch" Computerworld 7:54 AM
  • "Apple's newest hire could be a real difference maker for Beats Music" BGR 8:51 AM
  • "Here's our best view yet of Apple's alleged self-driving car prototype" Business Insider 11:22 AM
  • "Comcast denies ever being approached for Apple's rumored streaming TV service" PCWorld 7:57 AM
  • "Pandora calls Apple a 'frenemy'" BGR 8:19 AM
  • "iPhone stolen in Manhattan a year ago leads Buzzfeed writer to find fame in China (Video)" 9to5Mac 8:57 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Obama Signs Executive Order for Cyber-security Sanctions" eWeek 6:42 PM
  • "You Can Now Use Your Cellphone As A 3D Modeling Tool" TechCrunch 11:20 AM
  • "Judge rejects AT&T claim that FTC can't stop unlimited data throttling" Ars Technica 10:51 AM
  • "Your Face Alone Can Reveal Your Biological Age to a Computer" Gizmodo 8:37 AM
  • "ACM 300: Amazon Dash, Tesla's Diversification, and The Woz on Apple" The Mac Observer 9:18 PM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 008 | iPhone 6c rumors, Jay-Z's Beats Music killer, and more exclusive Apple Watch details" 9to5Mac 3:12 PM
  • "Podcast: Join our 'Becoming Steve Jobs' book club" Macworld 1:52 PM
  • "Oliver Breidenbach of Boinx Helps Us Celebrate with PartySnapper" MacVoices 1:51 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-01: Understanding the Apple Watch In-store Purchase System" The Mac Observer 1:47 PM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 101: A Twitter love affair" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S6 delivers poor graphics performance vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus" AppleInsider 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Fightback Begins As iPhone 6 Crushes Galaxy S6" Forbes 1:52 PM
  • "Inside Force Touch: Apple's new 'force click' action opens up new possibilities for the Mac" AppleInsider 11:44 AM
  • "New Retina MacBook Appears in Early Unboxing Video" MacRumors 10:52 AM
  • "12-inch MacBook gets video unboxing in Vietnam ahead of April 10th release [Gallery] 9to5Mac 11:20 AM
  • "Apple's emoji lives long and prospers" Six Colors 9:51 AM
  • "Get help with your keyboard on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: iOS supports multiple languages and dialects, offering international keyboards and dictionaries. You can use the built-in keyboards in all apps, and you can change between multiple international keyboards." Apple Support 7:51 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" Apple Sliced 10:25 AM
  • "Pixelmator For Mac Is Temporarily Available For $14.99 (Normally $29.99)" Apple Sliced 10:25 AM
  • "Schulte Table -Improve Your Fast Reading And Attention For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:25 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM

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  • "Geekbench results from 12-inch MacBook show similar performance to 2011 MacBook Air" 9to5Mac 9:11 PM
  • "Review: Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2015)" MacNN 8:17 PM
  • "Apple's ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook benchmarks on par with 2011 MacBook Air" AppleInsider 8:17 PM
  • "Review: Kanex's Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock is a handy MacBook hub with middle-of-pack features, pricing" 9to5Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Garmin vivofit 2 fitness tracker review" iMore 8:50 AM
  • "Want to see some Fahrenheit Remastered running on Mac?" Mac Gamer HQ 3:52 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "A closer look at Todoist for iOS: New features offer improved task management" ZDNet 12:51 PM
  • "Android Lollipop vs iOS 8 comparison review" Macworld UK 8:57 AM
  • "Hands On: 1Password 5.3 (iOS)" MacNN 8:53 AM
  • "Safari Reader view and instant accessibility" iMore 8:51 AM
  • "The best iOS services for tackling your taxes" Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "How to 'Heart' Your Favorite Apple Watch in the Store App" The Mac Observer 12:46 PM
  • "How To Delete Multiple Apps At Once In iOS 8" Redmond Pie 9:59 AM
  • "iOS 8: Manually Adjusting Your iPhone Camera's Exposure" The Mac Observer 8:15 AM
  • "How to stream Major League Baseball games to all your favorite devices" TechHive 7:57 AM
  • "HDR for photography vs. HDR for TVs: What's the difference? Confused as to what TV's with HDR (High Dynamic Range) do compared to the photography process with the same name? You're not alone." CNET 3:51 PM
  • "Use this trick to see a map of everywhere your iPhone knows you've been" Business Insider 8:40 AM
  • "The real reason HBO Now is coming to Apple TV first" BGR 8:48 PM
  • "Opinion: Why iPod nano's three-week battery life is and isn't a fair benchmark for Apple Watch longevity" 9to5Mac 3:10 PM
  • "What Will It Take for the Apple Watch to Be a Success?" WSJ Blogs 1:51 PM
  • "Will Microsoft's Surface 3 Give The 12-inch MacBook A Run For Your Money? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 11:27 AM
  • "What it's like for an iPhone 6 user to switch to the BlackBerry Passport" BGR 10:56 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook once called himself the 'Attila the Hun of inventory'" Business Insider 10:52 AM
  • "Why Samsung should love hating the iPhone for as long as possible" BGR 10:51 AM
  • "Apple Puts The Squeeze To Microsoft" Mac 360 10:47 AM
  • "The Problem With All Those Apps" Mac 360 10:47 AM
  • "Why withholding Apple Watch from U.K.'s biggest mobile retailer is a brilliant move" Cult of Mac 8:46 AM
  • "Here's what people don't understand about Apple right now, according to Citi" Business Insider 8:39 AM
  • "Stanford Lecturer On Apple's Innovation Drought" Forbes 7:49 AM
  • "Why MS-DOS Mobile Is Today's Best April Fools' Joke" PC Magazine 4:03 PM
  • "MS-DOS Is Back and It's On Your Smartphone" Morningstar 10:52 AM
  • "Here's why Meerkat's popularity is suddenly plunging" The Verge 10:48 AM
  • "How durable is Samsung's new Galaxy S6?" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Review: Samsung Galaxy S6" Wired 8:20 AM
  • "April 1st Exclusive: Apple to Bring Back the Newton!" MacTrast 3:52 PM
  • "April Fool: Apple's new cash cow" Scoopertino 10:48 AM
  • "Apple Watch Teardown" iFixit 8:56 AM
  • "iFaxit: Introducing the Future of Repair" iFixit 8:55 AM
  • "Mac micro Redefines Desktop Mac Sizing" TidBITS 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Dramatically Expands Edition Line" TidBITS 8:41 AM
  • "Finally, Microsoft launches MS-DOS for smartphones" Morningstar 8:23 AM
  • "Apple resurrects original six-color rainbow logo to celebrate diversity" MacDailyNews 7:47 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "bigtincan Announces Support for Apple Watch" Business Wire 4:15 PM
  • "The Glass Keyboard takes simplicity and efficiency to an elegant level" Coolest Gadgets 3:51 PM
  • "Apple offers 'For Educators' collection of App Store, iBooks, & iTunes U educational resources" 9to5Mac 3:50 PM
  • "Join Dr. Mac for Cool Tech and Pizza at Chicago Apple User Group Wednesday" The Mac Observer 3:46 PM
  • "Sonnet Enhances Popular xMac™ Pro Server with Additional PCIe® Card Expansion Option That Enables Load Balancing Across Thunderbolt™ 2 Busses" WallStcom 12:57 PM
  • "Nemetschek Group yields strongest growth with record year in 2014" Architosh 12:46 PM
  • "Physics puzzler Gunpowder moseys onto iPad" TechnologyTell 11:44 AM
  • "Apple and IBM add 8 new enterprise, healthcare iOS apps" ZDNet 11:20 AM
  • "Foursquare for iOS enables Handoff with Mac, brings Citymapper directions" iDownload Blog 10:48 AM
  • "Touchscreen-enabled routers double as home automation hubs" Engadget 9:50 AM
  • "MacBook-owning Lego fans, your laptop case is on its way" Digital Trends 8:40 AM
  • "Think Shapes Puzzle App Brings Families Together for Fun And Challenges" prMac 10:49 AM
  • "d-Studio LLC introduces RecApp 1.0 for iOS - Professional Voice Recorder" prMac 10:49 AM
  • "The First Simon Like Puzzle Game for the Apple Watch" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Wordflex Touch Dictionary 2.0: Everything There Is To Know About A Word" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "New EastEnders TV Theme Piano practice App" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Tool to Cut Down Sugar Overconsumption" prMac 8:01 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP sues Autonomy founder Lynch and former CFO for $5.1bn" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "HP sues Autonomy founder Mike Lynch as battle heats up" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:03 AM
  • "HP sues Autonomy founder Mike Lynch for $5.1bn over fraud claims" Telegraph 8:04 AM
  • "Ain't No Joke As War Between HP, Ex-Autonomy Execs Enters Lawsuit Phase" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
  • "HP and Mike Lynch sue and counter-sue for $5.1bn and $100m" The Inquirer 8:18 AM
  • "Wall Street Undervalues Hewlett-Packard Because Of Future Cash, Jefferies Argues" Benzinga 9:50 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard's stock rallies after Jefferies upgrade" MarketWatch 8:16 AM
  • "Top HP exec Donatelli jumps ship to Oracle" SiliconANGLE 9:32 AM
  • "Oracle bolsters Marketing Cloud to show CMOs the big picture" PCWorld 11:21 AM
  • "Oracle ID Graph Helps Marketers Target Customers Anywhere" InformationWeek 12:52 PM
  • "Oracle Corporation Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 02, 2015" Nasdaq 9:32 AM
  • "Oracle gets ZFS filer array spun up to near-AFA speeds" The Register 3:10 PM
  • "How IBM's System and Technology Division Performed in FY14" Market Realist 1:51 PM
  • "IBM to invest $3 billion data use" AAP 8:03 AM
  • "How IBM's System and Technology Division Performed in FY14" Market Realist 3:15 PM
  • "How Have IBM's Cloud Offerings Performed in Fiscal Year 2014?" Market Realist 3:15 PM
  • "IBM Targets Big Data Space with POWER 8 Processors" Market Realist 3:15 PM
  • "IBM Study Finds Consumers Are Disappointed By Marketers" Forbes 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft Outs Surface 3: Finally, A Windows Tablet Capable Of Taking Down iPad [Video] Tech Times 9:28 AM
  • "Microsoft moves to make cloud backup to Azure more cost-effective" V3 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Introduces Cost-Cutting Azure Backup Billing" eWeek 6:57 PM
  • "Intel Releases New Core i3, Pentium Desktop and Mobile Processors" NewsHub 9:29 AM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices must face securities fraud lawsuit: ruling" Reuters 4:03 PM
  • "These maps show why internet is way more expensive in the U.S. than Europe" ["If you live in Columbus, Ohio, and you want fast Internet service, you have two choices: Time Warner Cable's $70-per-month plan or AT&T's $61-per-month package, after any discount expires. If you live in Nice, France, it's a different story. You can choose service from six Internet providers, and you'll pay between $19 and $40 a month for a comparable, or even faster, service."] The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "Tech Leaders Intensify Effort Against State Laws Considered Anti-Gay" WSJ Blogs 3:10 PM
  • "Twitter, Yelp, eBay CEOs Speak Out Against Religious Freedom Bills" Time 7:19 PM
  • "Acer's Chrome OS all-in-one is the first with a touchscreen" Engadget 8:20 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Citi lays out five reasons why Apple stock is undervalued" AppleInsider 8:55 PM
  • "Why Apple Shares Should Stay Hot: iPhones And Buybacks, Not Watches" Forbes 7:50 AM
  • "Two spits land Apple in Dow: David Blitzer" CNBC Videos 7:50 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks fall on disappointing economic data" USA Today 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks Fall on Fears That 'Bad News Is Actually Bad'" TheStreet 4:06 PM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stocks End Lower After Weak Economic Reports" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks close modestly lower, continuing a decline from the day before; crude oil price soars" Associated Press 4:05 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall on Weak Economic Data: Private payrolls rise less than expected in March, adding to concerns about U.S. growth" [Paid Membership Required] 4:05 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese stocks close above 3,800 for first time since 2008/Japanese stocks extend losses after 'tankan' data" MarketWatch 8:58 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks rebound after quarter-end selloff/Better-than-forecast PMIs spur optimism for second quarter" MarketWatch 8:58 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:55 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:55 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:44 PM

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