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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.

Tuesday Highlights: Los Angeles Times explores Tim Cook's forging of "an unusual path as a social activist", seen as "a big departure from predecessor Steve Jobs"; Matt Asay at ReadWrite digs in to Apple's intent to buy "very particular talent" in the data infrastructure field; Marco Tabini counts the ways "the tech behind Apple Pay can change our lives"; the US International Trade Commission now investigating Apple for patent infringement following Ericsson's filing of lawsuit with ITC; Cult of Mac looks at how Joseph Eichler, a real estate developer, was instrumental in the forming of the Apple we know; 9to5Mac reporting of Apple hiring Dolby's Mike Rockwell in effort "to bolster audio and display technologies"; if you are seeing double login prompts, MacIssues has a fix for you to try; Architosh looks at latest AutoCAD and future on Mac; TekRevue looks at Amazon Cloud Drive; Kirk McElhearn's 12th installment of fixing iTunes calls for Apple to fix Home Sharing; global market for wearables seen at 126 million units shipped, Apple will ship 46 million in 2015; interesting stat says about one-half to two-thirds of Apple Pay users have had problems with checkout; here's a 4k video flyover of Apple's spaceship campus; Jay Z's Tidal music service revealed in Billboard interview, Apple's apparently trying to poach artists; soon you can play Pac-Man on Google Maps; 36 patents granted Apple today, more in our Hardware/Software section; Michael deAgonia has a "deep-dive review" of the new Force Touch MacBook Pro 13; The Verge performs camera test between iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S6; Peter Cohen on whether or not Apple's Thunderbolt Display is worth it.

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  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook is forging an unusual path as a social activist"  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:58 AM
  • "Why Apple Had To Take The NoSQL Plunge: It needs serious database talent—but not just any talent."  ReadWrite 10:04 AM
  • "Wallet no more: How the tech behind Apple Pay can change our lives"  Macworld 8:58 AM
  • "The US government is investigating Apple over patent infringement allegations"  Business Insider 8:54 AM
  • "Ericsson Bid To Ban iPhone Sales Moves Ahead With ITC Probe: Ericsson's unlikely attempt to have iPhone sales barred in the U.S. has taken a modest step forward. The International Trade Commission, an independent agency that specializes in investigating trade violations, has agreed to look into Ericsson's claim that Apple infringed on its LTE technology patent." Digital Trends 2:04 PM
  • "ITC agrees to Ericsson's request to investigate Apple for alleged patent infringement, but iPhone ban unlikely" 9to5Mac 8:57 AM
  • "ITC to investigate Apple over Ericsson LTE patent claims" Electronista 1:04 PM
  • "Apple preps basic and fancy shopping experiences for Watch buyers" Macworld 8:52 AM
  • "Apple Watch Edition buyers get the celebrity treatment" The Inquirer 9:10 AM
  • "How a California real estate developer helped create Apple as we know it"  Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
  • "Apple hires Dolby's technology chief to bolster audio and display technologies" 9to5Mac 10:52 AM
  • "Fix double login prompts on your Mac" MacIssues 10:05 AM
  • "Looking at new AutoCAD 2016 and What Lies Ahead for Mac version" Architosh 8:42 AM
  • "How to View the Complete App Installation History in Mac OS X" TekRevue 8:41 AM
  • "OS X tip: Better PDF controls with Print" Computerworld 10:23 AM
  • "Emulate analogue film colour workflows accurately with ImpulZ LUTs" IT.Enquirer 8:39 AM
  • "Why Amazon Cloud Drive Won't Replace Dropbox or OneDrive" TekRevue 8:39 AM
  • "WALTR for Mac Review" Mac|Life 2:06 PM
  • "Continuity tips: How to enable or disable iPhone cellular calls on Mac & iPad" AppleInsider 8:45 AM
  • "Pro Tip: Remote Desktop on Mac: What you need to know" TechRepublic 8:48 AM
  • "How To Zap Those Pesky Safari Pop-Up Tech Support Ads" McSolo 9:21 AM
  • "One Mac App Prints Almost Everything" Mac 360 9:21 AM
  • "Free: Album Art For Mac From iTunes" Mac 360 9:21 AM
  • "Is Office Dead? Yes. And No." Mac 360 9:21 AM
  • "How I Would Fix iTunes, Part 12: Fix Home Sharing" Kirkville 8:50 AM
  • "First Click: a Mac user installs Windows 10" The Verge 8:45 AM
Press Releases
  • "Task manager 2Do for Mac gets a refreshed look, extensions, and more in version 2.0" iMore 2:05 PM
  • "Econ Technologies Releases ChronoSync 4.6 On World Backup Day" Econ Technologies 12:56 PM
  • "The Sims 4 Get to Work is Now Available" Business Wire 9:00 AM
  • "Mac Backup Guru 4.0: Improved Finder Copy & Paste, Incremental Snapshots" prMac 10:51 AM
  • "Tune-Instructor OS X: iTunes Organizer, Player and Interactive Widget" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "Mac version of Toy Defense 3: Fantasy is out now" prMac 8:56 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Global Wearables Market to Reach 126 Million" ["The risk for companies like Apple Inc. is that they will need large market share to make their wearables businesses highly successful."] 24/7 Wall St. 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Watch to boost wearables shipments to 46 million units in 2015" V3 8:54 AM
  • "German Apple Stores drop most carriers, iPhones & iPads available on Deutsche Telekom only" 9to5Mac 9:54 AM
  • "Apple Pay has been a 'disappointment' to nearly half its users" Business Insider 9:54 AM
  • "Survey: Two-Thirds of Apple Pay Users Have Had Issues at Checkout" MacTrast 10:51 AM
  • "Apple Pay setup by two-thirds of iPhone 6 owners, nearly half only used once says survey" 9to5Mac 10:52 AM
  • "Checkout Problems Hindering Growth in Apple Pay Usage" MacRumors 1:05 PM
  • "HBO CEO: We Partnered With Apple for HBO NOW Based on HBO GO Popularity" MacRumors 2:13 PM
  • "New Apple Campus 2 drone flyover gives up close look at construction progress (in 4K!)" 9to5Mac 9:22 AM
  • "Jay Z Talks Tidal, Jimmy Iovine, Rewriting the Music Business Rulebook" Billboard 8:57 AM
  • "Jimmy Iovine tried to lure key Tidal artists away to Apple, but no hard feelings, says Jay Z" 9to5Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Apple is reportedly trying to poach artists from Jay Z's music service" Engadget 9:50 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung's BLADE edge smart-knife is perfect for food photos, completely fake" 9to5Google 11:46 AM
  • "Amazon Wants to Turn You Home into a Web Store with Dash Buttons" The Mac Observer 11:16 AM
  • "Google Maps now lets you turn any location into a game of Pac-Man" The Verge 10:52 AM
  • "FCC Carves Out 150MHz for Citizens Broadband" FairerPlatform 8:39 AM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-31: Tidal's Entry into the Streaming Music Game" The Mac Observer 12:56 PM
  • "Apple: Becoming A Semiconductor Powerhouse" Seeking Alpha 11:40 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone trade-in program in China could boost sales" IDG News Service 9:11 AM
  • "Apple begins iPhone trade-in program for old Galaxy, Nexus handsets" ZDNet 9:10 AM
  • "Apple Begins Accepting Apple Watch App Submissions From All Developers" MacRumors 2:05 PM
  • "Developers Continue to Add Apple Watch Support to Their Apps" MacTrast 11:46 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Granted 36 Patent Today Covering Facial Recognition, Beacon-Based Geofencing, Liquid Metal & More" Patently Apple 8:44 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Powerful Patent that allows Users to View Maps, Documents, Pictures & Medical Images in a Whole New Way" Patently Apple 8:44 AM
  • "Apple works on a user recommendation system for its online stores" AppleDailyReport 8:47 AM
  • "Facial recognition could be used to lock/unlock your iOS devices" AppleDailyReport 8:47 AM
  • "Apple patent involves beacon-based geofencing for iOS devices" Apple Daily Report 8:47 AM
  • "Sign in with a different Apple ID on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch" Apple Support 2:42 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" Apple Sliced 9:50 AM
  • "Tody For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:50 AM
  • "Stickyboard 2 For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 9:50 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:37 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:37 AM

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  • "Deep-dive review: New 13-in. MacBook Pro brings Force Touch to the trackpad" Computerworld 10:14 AM
  • "MacBook Pro with Retina display review (13-inch, 2015)" Engadget 2:04 PM
  • "Camera test: Samsung's new Galaxy S6 versus the iPhone 6 Plus/Does Samsung's new smartphone hang with the best?" The Verge 10:21 AM
  • "The Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA/M.2 Review" AnandTech 9:55 AM
  • "Samsung SSD 850 EVO mSATA and M.2 Drives Reviewed" HotHardware 9:50 AM
  • "This device turns your iPhone into a mobile microsope" Cult of Mac 10:13 AM
  • "Review: PowerSkin's PoP'n 3 sticks a 4000mAh Lightning battery on your iPhone 6 / Plus as needed" 9to5Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Satechi 10 Port Premium Aluminum USB 3 Hub Includes Charging Ports" The Mac Observer 12:56 PM
  • "World Backup Day: Best online backup services to archive your data" Apple World Today 9:55 AM
  • "RazorMax a useful iPhone/iPad accessory when you're traveling" AppleDailyReport 8:47 AM
  • "Mac Game Review: Out of the Park '16 16.2.9" MacNN 2:03 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "First look: Todoist for iOS gets smarter and better-looking with new, free features" Macworld 8:58 AM
  • "Todoist 10 for iPhone, iPad is the best paper replacement yet" Apple World Today 8:53 AM
  • "Hands On: Pomodoro Time Pro 1.1 (iOS, OS X)" MacNN 2:04 PM
  • "'Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions' Review - Witness The Power of This Fully Operational Battle Platformer" Touch Arcade 10:16 AM
  • "'Escape From the Pyramid' Review - Run Anubis, Run" Touch Arcade 10:04 AM
  • "TouchTone review: this is what crowdsourced NSA research might look like" iDownload Blog 8:44 AM
  • "'Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities' Preview: As Creepy As You Want It To Be" Touch Arcade 11:16 AM
  • "How to view local movie showtimes on your Apple TV" iMore 11:16 AM
  • "Why you sleep through your iPhone's alarm: When you mute your phone before you go to sleep, you might also be muting your alarm. Whoops!" CNET 12:18 PM
  • "All that glitters isn't (Apple) gold" Mashable 2:42 PM
  • "How the Apple Watch Could Change the Face (har-har) of iOS" 148Apps 1:04 PM
  • "5 Lessons On Apple Watch Design From Evernote: How Do You Design A Good App For Wearing On Your Wrist? Keep It Simple, Stupid." Fast Company Design 12:19 PM
  • "Apple vs Intel: ARM Macs an 'Imperative" Tapscape 12:15 PM
  • "The Books of Jobs" TidBITS 10:05 AM
  • "A mixed bag: Choice is good, but it's not always better" Macworld 9:54 AM
  • "No Impulse Apple Watch Purchases, Thank You Very Much" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "Apple And iPhone: A Few Words On Discounts, Lower Prices, And Trade-ins" PixoBebo 9:22 AM
  • "Mac Help: Is the Apple Thunderbolt Display worth it?" iMore 9:16 AM
  • "To all the iPods I've scratched before..." Macworld 8:58 AM
  • "Is the Apple Watch a Surefire Hit? Web Traffic Says Maybe Not" The Next Web 8:56 AM
  • "Copying the iPhone 6 is already paying off for Samsung" BGR 8:48 AM
  • "Apple, The Mac, And The Halo Effect" Mac 360 9:22 AM
  • "Meet Microsoft's Jony Ive" CNNMoney 9:58 AM
  • "Bangkok to Chaiyapum: From Technology to Tigers (Day 1)" eXtensions 9:50 AM
  • "T-Mobile's coverage map doesn't look more accurate to me" iMore 9:22 AM
  • "Facebook is Tracking You Even if You Don't Have an Account" The Mac Observer 9:22 AM
  • "Why Jay-Z's Music App Tidal Sounds Doomed" TechCrunch 1:04 PM
  • "Jay-Z's new Tidal music service respects the artist, but rips off Spotify's UI" 9to5Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Jay Z challenges Apple with artist-owned streaming music service" Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
  • "Why Tidal Doesn't Matter" Kirkville 8:49 AM
  • "Comic: Cat on a Quad-Core Roof" iMore 9:22 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The Times Rolls Out One-Sentence Stories on Apple Watch" New York Times 2:05 PM
  • "Adobe Brings Powerful Layout-Design Capabilities to iPad With Free Comp CC App" MacPrices 2:00 PM
  • "Karelia Software Releases The Hit List for iPhone 2.2" Karelia Software 1:59 PM
  • "Audio Books iPhone app adds CarPlay support for listening on the road" 9to5Mac 11:16 AM
  • "Today, I am incredibly excited to announce the release of indie developer Rogue Rocket Games' Gunpowder, an incredibly charming action puzzler for the iPad, which is available on Apple's App Store today for $4.99" UberStrategist 10:49 AM
  • "New York Times, Uber and Flipboard get ready for Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 10:19 AM
  • "WWE 2K For iOS, Android Announced, Releasing This Spring" Redmond Pie 10:04 AM
  • "Our favorite clear cases for iPhone 6" iMore 9:22 AM
  • "Tangoe Launches inTouch, the Enterprise Mobile Messaging App for Today's Connected Enterprise" Business Wire 8:59 AM
  • "LifeMap Solutions and Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute Launch Pilot Program of COPD Navigator App" Business Wire 8:59 AM
  • "Pelican Introduces Next-Generation Pelican ProGear™ Vault Cases For the Apple iPad Air® 2 and iPad mini® 1/2/3" Business Wire 8:59 AM
  • "An app that can prevent iPhone screen damage?" TechnologyTell 8:56 AM
  • "Huge Todoist for iOS update adds smarter task creation, new gestures and themes" The Next Web 8:56 AM
  • "File search utility HoudahSpot 4.0 also available in a German version" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "The Vitesse - WaterField Transforms the Classic Cycling Musette" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "New Drone App grants pilots permission to fly over private property" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "Bamba Books brings wacky stories and catchy sing-along videos to kids" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "Sl's Repository Ltd releases Browsy 1.0 - Smart Fullscreen Web Browser" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "Skipnosis Studios introduces Karma Kounter for iOS - Mobile Health App" prMac 8:56 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's new Surface 3 tablet runs full Windows, not RT" Engadget 8:44 AM
  • "Surface 3 drops magnetic charger for Micro USB, foreshadows future changes" Neowin 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft: 'We're working on' bringing Windows 10 Technical Preview to non-Lumia phones" Neowin 7:05 AM
  • "Leaked screenshots of Windows 10 for phones show new Contact and Messaging options" Neowin 7:11 AM
  • "Windows 10 will support ASS, SRT and SSA subtitle formats" BetaNews 7:44 AM
  • "Intel Braswell Details Quietly Launched: Cherry Trail and Airmont on 14nm" AnandTech 7:23 AM
  • "Intel quietly launches Braswell processors" CPU World 7:24 AM
  • "Intel talks about Knights Landing architecture: Who knew the company actually had tech?" SemiAccurate 7:24 AM
  • "Intel Rolls Out BIOS 0028 for NUC Kit NUC5i3MYHE and Board NUC5i3MYBE" Softpedia 7:24 AM
  • "AMD reveals HPC APU roadmap, Zen multithreading" bit-tech 7:21 AM
  • "AMD can't wait for DirectX 12 either, saying it will unlock the potential of its graphics cards" PCWorld 7:21 AM
  • "New AMD Zen X86 APU boasts up to 16 cores" Fudzilla 7:21 AM
  • "AMD Dives Deep On Asynchronous Shading" AnandTech 7:22 AM
  • "AMD gets all asynchronous and shady" Fudzilla 7:22 AM
  • "HP links Vertica and IDOL seeking better unstructured data analysis: The company built a connector server for the products, which it acquired separately in 2011" Computerworld 7:19 AM
  • "Oracle boat picks up ex-HP hardware man Donatelli: Could be joining former colleague Mark Hurd on board" The Register 7:19 AM
  • "In post-Alice world, weaker software copyright would harm the U.S. economy: Oracle v. Google" Foss Patents 7:05 AM
  • "19 Ways the Internet of Things Changes Everything" PC Magazine 7:32 AM
  • "Enterprise security places increased reliance on threat intelligence" BetaNews 7:44 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stock Futures Give Back Portion of Monday's Rally as Crude Drops" TheStreet 7:34 AM
  • "U.S. Equity Futures Tilt Lower Ahead of Home-Price Data" Reuters 7:37 AM
  • "US stocks slightly lower in early trading a day after big jump; Movado up on strong results" Associated Press 10:56 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Trade Lower: Dow on track to mark fourth straight quarterly gain" [Paid Membership Required] 10:56 AM
  • "Stocks: 3 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 7:35 AM
  • "Dollar Rises Against Euro Ahead of U.S. Data: U.S. economic data may support the case for raising interest rates in coming months" [Paid Membership Required] 7:37 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks end mixed after previous China-led rally/Asian stocks ended in mixed fashion Tuesday, as the positive mood from the prior-day's Shanghai-led rally induced both profit-taking and stoked further enthusiasm among investors." MarketWatch 7:35 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks seesaw after weaker-than-forecast jobs data/European stock markets were sent on a roller-coaster ride Tuesday morning after eurozone jobs data showed unemployment this year is higher than previously expected." MarketWatch 7:35 AM
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 10 a.m." Associated Press 9:59 AM

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