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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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Apple/Macintosh
  • "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
  • "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
OS X
News
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Quick tip will speed Mac data recovery and save you from heartache" Cult of Mac 9:14 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "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
Op/Ed
  • "The 10 Mac games you need to play from March 2015" Macworld 8:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 101: A Twitter love affair" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Samsung Galaxy S6 delivers poor graphics performance vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus" AppleInsider 8:33 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
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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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "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
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "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/Tutorial
  • "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
Tips
  • "Use this trick to see a map of everywhere your iPhone knows you've been" Business Insider 8:40 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "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
Non-Apple
  • "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
Humor/Cartoons
  • "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
  • "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 Corporation Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 02, 2015" Nasdaq 9:32 AM
  • "IBM to invest $3 billion data use" AAP 8:03 AM
  • "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
  • "Intel Releases New Core i3, Pentium Desktop and Mobile Processors" NewsHub 9:29 AM
  • "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
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "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 end Q1 on a sour note as Dow drops 200 points" USA Today 9:00 AM
  • "Stocks Tumble on Weak Auto Sales; GoDaddy Open for Trade at $20" TheStreet 8:59 AM
  • "Market Snapshot: Dow Drops 200 Points Tuesday, Finishing Lower For The Quarter" Nasdaq 8:59 AM
  • "US markets open on a soft note, continuing weakness from the day before; European markets gain" Associated Press 8:58 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Trade Lower: Private payrolls rise less than expected in March" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:58 AM
  • "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
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 10 a.m." Associated Press 10:56 AM

 
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