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Monday Highlights: Jonny Evans investigates the acceleration of Apple rumors; and Wall Street Journal has more details on Apple's self-driving car, testers have experience with NASA; Travis Kalanick, Uber CEO, landed in hot water with Tim Cook for "directing his employees to help camouflage the ride-hailing app from Apple's engineers" which, even after a user deleted app, would allow Uber to still track them—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Readiris Pro 16 gets a review from Macworld; Dr. Drang on "one-off text filtering in BBEdit"; two former Google satellite execs hired by Apple for a secretive hardware project; KGI hearing of mass production delay of iPhone 8 thanks to major component upgrades, OLED?, causing bottlenecks; Michael Simon lists 8 ways he thinks iPhone 8 could be beaten by Galaxy S8.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Tim Cook's Apple's mic-drop moment: Why are all the Apple rumors accelerating?"  Computerworld 7:20 AM
  • "Apple Permit Reveals Self-Driving Car Testers With NASA Experience: Company declines to comment on autonomous-driving plans or employees named in document"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Apple Hires NASA AR Guru to Help Run its Own Efforts: Jeff Norris led AR and VR projects at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab" Bloomberg 7:07 PM
  • "Uber's C.E.O. Plays With Fire: Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, visited Apple's headquarters in early 2015 to meet with Timothy D. Cook, who runs the iPhone maker. It was a session that Mr. Kalanick was dreading. For months, Mr. Kalanick had pulled a fast one on Apple by directing his employees to help camouflage the ride-hailing app from Apple's engineers. The reason? So Apple would not find out that Uber had been secretly identifying and tagging iPhones even after its app had been deleted and the devices erased — a fraud detection maneuver that violated Apple's privacy guidelines."  New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7:18 AM
  • "Tim Cook Threatened to Remove Uber From the App Store Over iPhone Tagging Tactics" MacRumors 7:17 AM
  • "Apple Caught Uber Breaking the Rules" Investopedia 7:50 AM
  • "Uber Said to Have Tracked iPhone Users After They Deleted the App" TheStreet 7:50 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple rolling out fourth macOS 10.12.5 beta for Mac" 9to5Mac 12:08 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to Developers" MacRumors 12:08 PM
  • "Apple Begins Notifying WWDC 2017 Scholarship Winners" MacTrast 7:30 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Readiris Pro 16 review: Mac OCR software more focused on speed than accuracy" Macworld 8:13 AM
  • "Why read/write permissions go awry with macOS File Sharing" Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "One-off text filtering in BBEdit" Dr. Drang 7:51 AM
  • "How to Maximize Usable Screen Space on Your Mac" Apple Must 9:37 AM
  • "How to enable YouTube's secret dark mode" Cult of Mac 11:16 AM
  • "Quick Tip: Purge completed items from Reminders" Six Colors 9:40 AM
Press Releases
  • "Abvent's powerful 3D visualization portfolio will be on full display at AIA 2017" Abvent 7:21 AM
  • "Neoappz Releases Places Around 6.0 with a New Design" prMac 7:20 AM
  • "DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3 uses new declutterer and brings automation" DEVONtechnologies 7:06 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple lowers app affiliate commission rate from 7% to 2.5% globally" 9to5Mac 2:08 PM
  • "Apple cuts App Store affiliate commission from 7% to 2.5%" TechCrunch 2:03 PM
  • "Apple slashes commissions for App Store referrals" Cult of Mac 2:03 PM
  • "Apple delays release of first original series 'Carpool Karaoke'"  Reuters 9:28 PM
  • "On its 2nd anniversary, Apple Watch settling into role as fitness & notification wearable with Siri, Apple Pay" AppleInsider 2:03 PM
  • "Apple hires a couple Google satellite executives for reported hardware project" TechCrunch 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Hires Final Cut Virtual Reality Plugin Maker Tim Dashwood" The Mac Observer 2:50 PM
  • "Apple Hires NASA Augmented Reality Expert Jeff Norris" MacRumors 7:07 PM
  • "Apple Snags Another AR/VR Expert, this Time from NASA" The Mac Observer 7:01 PM
  • "Apple hires NASA AR/VR expert Jeff Norris to work on future products" AppleInsider 7:37 PM
  • "Here's Apple's full application document for its self-driving car test" Business Insider 7:15 AM
  • "New iPhone Screen Puts Blue Spotlight on Japanese Supplier" Bloomberg 11:14 AM
  • "Apple created its most unusual ad campaign for Earth Day" Business Insider 7:14 AM
  • "This guy saved his lost AirPod using a makeshift magnetic 'fishing pole'" Business Insider 3:10 PM
  • "'Meet me at Apple' is Cupertino's Gen Z dream" Cult of Mac 11:34 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: It's time for Apple Watch official release" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Verizon Offers Gigabit Speeds for Fios Customers" PC Magazine 9:28 PM
  • "Webroot antivirus mistakenly flags Windows as malware, bricking PCs" ZDNet 9:28 PM
  • "Federal Pilot to Integrate Public Services Into Intelligent Personal Assistants" DigitalGov 5:41 PM
  • "FCC may unveil softer net neutrality rules this week" Engadget 5:13 PM
  • "Qualcomm's involuntary refund to BlackBerry amounts to approximately $5 per device" Foss Patents 2:08 PM
  • "Galaxy S8 preorder numbers: How you like them apples? Preorder numbers for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are the 'best ever,' the company says." CNET 2:04 PM
  • "Galaxy S8 costs a lot more to build than iPhone 7" Cult of Mac 12:43 PM
  • "Samsung says Galaxy S8 preorders were its best ever and promises software fixes" The Verge 11:59 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with The Verge Senior Editor Lauren Goode" The Mac Observer 2:52 PM
  • "Road to Macstock: Wally Cherwinski On The Thrill of Making Great Videos" MacVoices 2:01 PM
  • "iPhone 8 Delays, Apple's Satellite Pros -TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-24" The Mac Observer 1:30 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 2: Setting Up a New iOS Device" MacStories 11:16 AM
  • "Next Ten Words 31: Six messaging apps before lunch, with Matthew Panzarino" iMore 7:51 AM
  • "iMore show 555: Like Watch Band Amiibo" iMore 7:50 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "KGI: iPhone 8 mass production delayed to October/November as major component upgrades cause supply bottlenecks" 9to5Mac 7:21 AM
  • "'Severe supply shortages' of Apple's 'iPhone 8' said to be a major concern through end of 2017" AppleInsider 7:21 AM
  • "KGI: iPhone 8 could launch in extremely limited supply in September" iDownload Blog 8:31 AM
  • "OLED Display Issues Pushing iPhone 8 Release to Late 2017" The Mac Observer 11:07 AM
  • "Dummy 'iPhone 8' Images Appear Online Suggesting Touch ID Embedded in Edge-to-Edge Display" MacRumors 7:17 AM
  • "CNC blank of 'iPhone 8' appears on Twitter, likely based on previous questionable diagrams" AppleInsider 8:31 AM
  • "Photos of an iPhone 8 dummy model have been leaked that suggest a big update is on the way" Business Insider 7:14 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 10.3.2 to Developers" MacRumors 12:08 PM
  • "Apple releases watchOS 3.2.2 beta 4 for Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 12:08 PM
  • "tvOS 10.2.1 beta 4 rolling out for Apple TV" 9to5Mac 12:08 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Latest 'bug' causes iOS to crash when certain Control Center options selected" 9to5Mac 5:14 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:16 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:16 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:16 AM

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Reviews
  • "The Pinpoint X-Spring Precision Stylus & Pen is a joy to use" Apple World Today 8:11 AM
  • "DoBox – the world's first iPad hub (review)" Mac Kung Fu 12:43 PM
  • "Tested: 5 protective bumpers for the Apple Watch" Macworld 7:20 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to restart the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Want to restart your iPhone 7 but the older method isn't working? Here's how!" CNET 7:38 PM
  • "How to use My Photo Stream on iPhone and iPad" iMore 2:07 PM
  • "How to Use Private Browsing Mode in Safari on Your iPhone" MacTrast 8:13 AM
  • "How to create a new iTunes Library on Windows" iMore 7:51 AM
Tips
  • "A Network Scanner Helps You Secure Your Wi-Fi Router" The Mac Observer 4:38 PM
  • "iPad Multitasking Gestures" MacMost 11:07 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Two years after its launch, the Apple Watch hasn't made a difference at Apple"  Quartz 5:43 PM
  • "Apple is catastrophically late to the self-driving car game"  Business Insider 3:11 PM
  • "WWDC Wishlist: How CarPlay could improve with iOS 11" 9to5Mac 11:34 AM
  • "Cassandra: Data Centers -Different Environmental Approaches of Apple and Google" eXtensions 9:19 AM
  • "Everyone says Apple's iPhone 8 might be late. How bad is that, really?" Mashable 11:16 AM
  • "Comment: With the iPhone 8, Apple appears to be tearing up its own rulebook" 9to5Mac 11:16 AM
  • "No, iPhones Won't Be Selectric Typewriters" Mac360 8:37 AM
  • "Apple And The Danger Of Data Miners" NoodleMac 8:06 AM
  • "Apple And How Free Is Going To Hurt You" Mac360 7:55 AM
  • "Rotten Apple? iPhone 8 rumours suggest Apple's next smartphone will feature a 'disastrous' design change" The Sun 7:30 AM
  • "How Uber ran afoul of Apple's privacy rules" Macworld 12:08 PM
  • "Tim Cook threatened to kick Uber out of App Store over iPhone tagging" Telegraph 7:51 AM
  • "The inside story of why Tim Cook almost kicked Uber off the App Store" BGR 7:51 AM
  • "Uber tracked iPhone users even after they uninstalled the app and Tim Cook wasn't happy" BetaNews 7:50 AM
  • "Here's a probable explanation of what Uber was & wasn't doing when it tricked Apple" 9to5Mac 7:20 AM
  • "Apple's Hidden MacBook Pro With Touch Bar Discount" Forbes 7:20 AM
  • "8 ways the iPhone 8 can beat the Galaxy S8" Macworld 7:19 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Best Place to Drop the Samsung Galaxy S8? Water" PC Magazine 3:15 PM
  • "In the Mobile-First Era, Don't Forget the PC" Tech.pinions 7:51 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Square reportedly acquihires controversial chat app Yik Yak team" 9to5Mac 3:11 PM
  • "A Word On The iTunes Affiliate Program ..." RazMag 5:12 PM
  • "Apple Slashes Referral Commission Rates, Directly Impacting the Future of TouchArcade - Please Consider Supporting Us on Patreon" Touch Arcade 2:03 PM
  • "Penske Truck Leasing Unveils 'Penske Fleet™' Mobile App" PRNewswire 12:07 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of April 24: Apple Mail, Browsers, and Mac on Windows Networks" The MUG Center 12:06 PM
  • "I Was Interviewed by MacObserver and You Can Listen to it" Apple Must 11:07 AM
  • "Western Digital Upgrades Suite of Storage Drives With Thunderbolt 3, Optimized Speeds, and More" MacRumors 9:40 AM
  • "Penske Truck Leasing Unveils 'Penske Fleet™' Mobile App" PRNewswire 8:53 AM
  • "Siri now reads out your WhatsApp messages" Engadget 7:50 AM
  • "Paris says bienvenue to Apple Maps transit mode" CNET 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Maps gets transit mode for Paris" TechCrunch 7:21 AM
  • "Top 40 Mac Blogs And Websites for Macintosh Users" [MacSurfer #40] Feedspot 7:01 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Satya Nadella banks on LinkedIn data to challenge Salesforce" The Economic Times 12:10 PM
  • "Microsoft connects LinkedIn with its business software: The new program, which stitches together Microsoft's Dynamics and LinkedIn's Sales Navigator, is the biggest move yet to make use of the Redmond company's largest-ever acquisition." Seattle Times 2:08 PM
  • "Microsoft's LinkedIn surpasses 500 million users" BetaNews 12:34 PM
  • "LinkedIn tops 500M members, as Microsoft starts to take advantage of all that LinkedIn data" GeekWire 12:10 PM
  • "Microsoft CEO says these 2 qualities help a company succeed" CNBC 12:13 PM
  • "Does Microsoft have what it takes to take on the Chromebook and the iPad?" ZDNet 12:07 PM
  • "Microsoft Might Be Developing Its Own Take On The Chromebook, Leaked Doc Suggests" Tech Times 9:20 AM
  • "Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Leak suggests Microsoft is working on a Chromebook rival" IT PRO 9:18 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires Intentional Software to simplify future Office 365 collaboration" TechRepublic 3:10 PM
  • "Full Microsoft Office for Windows 10 to Launch on May 2" Softpedia 9:14 AM
  • "Windows 10 is Finally Making Things Easier for Gmail Users" DeviceMAG 9:14 AM
  • "IBM's five years of falling revenues have left it smaller than Apple, Microsoft and Google" ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "IBM continues investment despite sagging profit" The Korea Times 8:33 AM
  • "Overpaid? IBM says CEO Ginni Rometty's pay is $33 million; others say it is far higher" Financial Express 8:32 AM
  • "IBM launches Watson cognitive marketing service" ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "IBM Korea bets future on cognitive, cloud technology business" The Korea Herald 8:32 AM
  • "HP moves into VR and AR with investment in Venture Reality Fund" VentureBeat 7:59 AM
  • "Origin PC Announces New Workstation Desktops And Laptops" Tom's Hardware 8:24 AM
  • "Optane Memory review: Why you may want Intel's futuristic cache in your PC" PCWorld 12:29 PM
  • "Intel's insanely fast new Optane SSDs are finally shipping" BGR 7:04 PM
  • "Intel Coffee Lake Shows up in SiSoft Sandra Results" Guru3D 8:24 AM
  • "Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake 6 Core Processor Specifications Detailed" WCCFTech 8:23 AM
  • "AMD Investors Eye Virtual Reality, Gaming Capabilities" Market Realist 5:42 PM
  • "AMD Radeon 520 and 530 Released As Well" Guru3D 8:18 AM
  • "Oracle is building a 'transformational' startup inside the company" Business Insider 7:37 PM
  • "Oracle floats Java hardware acceleration proposal" InfoWorld 8:10 AM
  • "NTT Com extends Multi-Cloud Connect to Oracle Cloud" Converge 8:17 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: J.P.Morgan invokes the 'Osborne effect'" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:11 AM
  • "I Pay For Apple's Stock Dividends" TeraTalks 11:18 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow closes up more than 200 points as French vote triggers relief rally: Nasdaq closes at record high" MarketWatch 4:39 PM
  • "French Election Fires Up Wall Street, Propels Stocks to Best Gains Since Early March" TheStreet 4:39 PM
  • "Stocks surge, pushing Nasdaq to record, on relief over French vote" USA Today 4:39 PM
  • "Stocks Jump on Optimism Over French Election" FOXBusiness 4:39 PM
  • "Markets Leap on French Election Results: Banks rally, Nasdaq closes at new high as stocks rise around the world" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:38 PM
  • "China misses out on Asian-market rally after French election results: The rally in global finance markets after centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron won the first round of voting there lost steam as Asia-Pacific investors focused more on local factors and moved away from the safety of gold and the yen." MarketWatch 7:28 AM
  • "French stocks end at 2-year high after vote eases 'Frexit' fears: French stocks finished sharply higher on Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron's strong showing in the first round of voting in the France's presidential election, neutralizing fears that two anti-European Union candidates would make the final runoff." MarketWatch 11:28 AM

 
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