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  • "Apple in Talks to Buy Cobalt Directly From Miners" ["The iPhone maker is one of the world's largest end users of cobalt for the batteries in its gadgets, but until now it has left the business of buying the metal to the companies that make its batteries."]  Bloomberg 7:52 AM
  • "Apple in talks to buy cobalt directly from miners: Bloomberg" Bloomberg 7:59 AM
  • "Apple reportedly looking to buy cobalt directly from miners: The metal is essential to production of batteries for phones and electric cars." CNET 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's latest iOS healthcare push: When iOS 11.3 arrives later this year, it will allow a limited number of users to more easily access and share healthcare data – part of Apple's ongoing push to connect patients and doctors. Here's what that means and why Apple might actually succeed."  Computerworld 8:05 AM
  • "10 Essential Tips for Using the macOS Finder More Efficiently" MacRumors 8:16 AM
  • "What to do when macOS High Sierra's Content Caching isn't working: Trying to use a new High Sierra feature designed to cache Apple downloads? Some advice." Macworld 7:56 AM
  • "eXtensions: The Wednesday File (45) -Image Output Options and Printing" eXtensions 7:39 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cocktail 11.3.1 (High Sierra Edition) has been released" Maintain 7:45 AM
  • "McNeel Ships New Rhino 6—Grasshopper Now Built-In" Architosh 7:39 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple: Tim Cook Doesn't Care If You're Impolite/You don't have to be polite to get Tim Cook's attention. Just have something smart to say." Barron's 8:53 AM
  • "If your Apple Watch knows you'll get diabetes, who can it tell?" The Outline 8:53 AM
  • "Greens fail to win support for bid to block Apple's Fed Square store: An attempt to block the Andrews government's deal with Apple to build a store in Federation Square has failed in parliament, clearing the way for the contentious retail development."  Melbourne Age 8:21 AM
  • "Australian government tosses flagship Apple Store objections out of court" Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak speaks out on net neutrality, privacy and Star Trek versus Star Wars at USF" Tampa Bay Business Journal 8:42 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Vatican (yes, the Holy City) is organizing its first ever hackathon" The Next Web 8:32 AM
  • "Bluesound raises the bar for Wi-Fi hi-fi. But can it beat Sonos?" Digital Trends 8:32 AM
  • "The evolution of Alto's Odyssey: A Q&A with Team Alto" iMore 8:16 AM
  • "Intego Mac Podcast: Do You Really Want an AI Listening to You All the Time?" Intego Mac Podcast 8:14 AM
  • "Editing 'Visions of Warriors' Feature Documentary with Final Cut Pro X" 8:14 AM
  • "The keynote of March 2018 is confirmed, with new iPad!" ["Last month, developer Filipe Espósito unearthed references to an 'iPad_Modern' in the source code of the iOS 11.3 beta. This denomination directly echoes a certain 'iPhone_Modern' which corresponds to the iPhone X, and we can easily conclude from this discovery that a tablet equipped with face ID face recognition and reduced margins around the screen will be marketed soon."]  Google French-to-English: Consomac 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Filing Suggests New iPad Launching in March: New device registrations for the Eurasian region point to a refresh for the existing $329 iPad as early as March." PC Magazine 8:16 AM
  • "Apple registers a bunch of new devices in the Eurasian Economic Commission database" iDownload Blog 8:17 AM
  • "Apple international regulatory filings hint that two new iPad models are imminent" AppleInsider 8:31 AM
  • "CarrierCrack For iOS 11 T-Mobile, AT&T Might Soon Become A Reality, Here Are The Details" Redmond Pie 8:14 AM
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  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:39 AM
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  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:39 AM

  • "Merge Cube review: A clever but short-lived augmented reality toy/This cheap foam cube turns into planets, human organs, and games via your iPhone's camera." Macworld 7:56 AM
  • "These are the 16 commands you'll use most with your HomePod" Computerworld 8:37 AM
  • "iPhone X: How to Go to Your Last App from the Home Screen" The Mac Observer 8:17 AM
  • "How to reset your HomePod" Macworld 7:56 AM
  • "Bad Apple #2: Alphabetize Settings in iOS/Welcome back to my Bad Apple column, in which I'll chastise Apple — constructively! — for poor decisions that are easily changed."  TidBITS 8:10 AM
  • "You Need a VPN, and Here's Why" PC Magazine 8:46 AM
  • "Artificial intelligence: The saviour of mankind or the end of the world?" Telegraph 8:20 AM
  • "Failure of Pixel 2 exposed a larger problem: Google's ads don't work" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pac-Man on iOS gets a visit from... Sonic the Hedgehog?" Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
  • "Broadcom cuts Qualcomm bid to $117 billion" Reuters 8:11 AM
  • "'Alto's Odyssey' slides onto iPhone, iPad, Apple TV ahead of schedule" AppleInsider 8:42 AM
  • "Alto's Odyssey now available on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV" 9to5Mac 7:56 AM
  • "Quick'Nap - A simple Power Nap Music Timer for your iPhone" prMac 7:55 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows slithers on to Arm, legless?" The Register 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft, SAP And Oracle Join Cloud-Industry Obsession Over New Performance Metric" Forbes 7:44 AM
  • "Windows 10 bug: Google again reveals code for 'important' unpatched flaw" ZDNet 8:45 AM
  • "Intel plans $5 billion investment in Israel by 2020: minister" Reuters 7:59 AM
  • "Intel's new Spectre fix: Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake chips get stable microcode" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "Public transit app Moovit raises $50 million in round led by Intel" Reuters 8:00 AM
  • "Intel Leads Moovit's $50 Million Round As Transit App Morphs Into Mobility Platform" Forbes 7:43 AM
  • "Moovit raises another $50M led by Intel for its urban transit app, plans Mobileye collaboration" TechCrunch 7:57 AM
  • "Intel ships new Spectre patches: Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake now, Sandy Bridge next" PCWorld 8:05 AM
  • "AMD debuts embedded EPYC and Ryzen processors" ZDNet 8:45 AM
  • "AMD lures Cisco's server CTO into EPYC new gig" The Register 7:46 AM
  • "Arm Introduces New Kigen Technologies To Improve IoT Security" Forbes 8:11 AM
  • "World's cyber attacks hit us much harder in past year – major infosec chief survey/Cisco report: Smacked orgs forked out $500k due to attacks" The Register 7:46 AM
  • "Cybercrime drains $600 billion a year from the global economy, says report" ZDNet 8:45 AM
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Industry News
  • "Stocks struggle for direction ahead of Fed minutes/Strategist: 'The minutes are likely to read hawkish overall'" MarketWatch 8:48 AM
  • "Stocks Trade Higher Ahead of Federal Reserve Minutes: Stocks trade higher Wednesday, as investors continue to eye developments in the bond market ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting last month." TheStreet 8:48 AM
  • "Stocks point lower ahead of Fed minutes, housing data" FOXBusiness 8:48 AM
  • "Stocks Lower Ahead of Fed Minutes: Investors are awaiting the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's January meeting" [Paid Membership Required] 8:47 AM
  • "Asian stocks overcome choppy moves to advance: Nikkei up slightly, Taiex jumps after weeklong holiday" MarketWatch 8:47 AM
  • "European stocks fall as eurozone business activity slows: Investors receive disappointing updates on manufacturing and services" MarketWatch 8:47 AM

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