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  • " syncs up with Apple Music: The music app gets to expand its global reach; Apple gets a new marketing partner."  Recode 7:07 AM
  • "Apple Music reportedly strikes deal with popular social media app" 9to5Mac 7:07 AM
  • " reportedly partners with Apple Music for its music snippets" TechCrunch 7:07 AM
  • "What is at stake in the Apple-Qualcomm dispute? The costly battle between the two smartphone giants explained"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Continues to Improperly Interfere with Qualcomm's Agreements with Contract Manufacturers" PRNewswire 8:02 AM
  • "Qualcomm says Apple to stop paying royalties, cuts profit forecast" Reuters 8:07 AM
  • "Nasty Mac malware bypasses Gatekeeper, undetectable by most antivirus apps" 9to5Mac 7:52 AM
  • "New Mac Malware Uses Apple Developer Certificate to Infect Machines" MacTrast 7:52 AM
  • "Apple updates wallpaper from static gradient to dynamic blue bubbles background" 9to5Mac 7:08 AM
  • "How to master your music metadata (Part 1): Tired of seeing 'unknown track' by 'unnamed artist' on your favorite music player? We'll show you how to automatically identify, tag, and properly rename all your mystery tracks and albums to whip your music library into shape." TechHive 7:10 AM
  • "How To Zoom In and Out on a Webpage in Safari and Chrome on Your Mac" MacTrast 7:52 AM
  • "My Favorite Mac Security Tips" NoodleMac 8:21 AM
  • "A Simple Way To Check A Mac's Free Space" Mac360 8:11 AM
  • "Try Some 24/7 Mac News Apps" TeraTalks 7:48 AM
  • "Here's What You'd Have if You Broke Up iTunes on the Destkop" Kirkville 7:52 AM
  • "The 10 Mac games you need to play from April 2017" Macworld 7:09 AM
Press Releases
  • "eXcelisys releases X-RentalTracker - FileMaker Pro productivity template" prMac 7:09 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Check Out the Lexus That Apple's Using to Test Self-Driving Car Technology"  Bloomberg 7:12 AM
  • "A car fitted with Apple's self-driving car tech has been spotted driving in Silicon Valley" Business Insider 7:11 AM
  • "Apple's self-driving car seen on the road for first time" Telegraph 7:20 AM
  • "Apple's new retail store in Dubai is now open, and it looks gorgeous" Mashable 7:09 AM
  • "Secretive and apparently delayed, Southeast Asia's first Apple Store to open in May: Sources" CNBC 7:20 AM
  • "College student credits his Apple Watch for saving his life" ABC News Video 8:28 AM
  • "Miami sextortion case asks if a suspect be forced to decrypt an iPhone: Does the Fifth Amendment mean you don't have to hand over your password?" Ars Technica 8:26 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iTunes Music Store opens its doors" Cult of Mac 8:12 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Gaming PC sales in North America in 2016 grow 25-30%" DigiTimes 7:21 AM
  • "Meet the People Who Train the Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:09 AM
  • "Google and Facebook named as victims in $100 million scam" Engadget 7:21 AM
  • "Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam'" BBC 7:02 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' rumors, Amazon in the bedroom, a Siri competitor to Echo" AppleInsider 7:52 AM
  • "Early 'iPhone 8' Case Has Vertical Camera Cutout, Suggests Front-Facing Touch ID" MacRumors 7:08 AM
  • "Purported iPhone 8 clear case lacks rear Touch ID hole, reaffirms vertical dual camera and elongated power button" 9to5Mac 7:08 AM
  • "Everything we know about the iPhone 8's battery life" Business Insider 7:11 AM
  • "Apple's Siri-Based Amazon Echo Killer Said To Be In Final Design Stage" Digital Trends 7:51 AM
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  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:55 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:55 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:55 AM

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  • "Peri Duo review: Bulky iPhone battery case with speakers doesn't quite go to 11" Macworld 7:20 AM
  • "There's No Good Way to Synchronize Music to Apple Watch" AppAdvice 7:52 AM
  • "How to use your iPhone's compass with Apple Maps" iDownload Blog 7:51 AM
  • "How to create a shared Photo Stream on iPhone and iPad" iMore 7:20 AM
  • "Learn about simplified data entry in Numbers for iOS" Apple Support 7:19 AM
  • "Apple Could Put Siri In A Box, Amazon Style" Mac360 7:52 AM
  • "Apple fanbois are officially sheeple. Yes, you heard. Deal with it: Offended? Go hassle Merriam-Webster, not us" The Register 7:10 AM
  • "Why peer-to-peer Apple Pay is a great idea: Yes, Apple should absolutely expand Apple Pay to cover Venmo-like person-to-person payments. Someone's got to get this right!" Macworld 7:09 AM
  • "Here's how Apple could easily solve its Touch ID 'problem' on the iPhone 8"  9to5Mac 6:59 AM
  • "Apple's confusing method of device authorization and association: Why does it have to be so difficult when all you want to do is watch an iTunes video on one of your devices?"  Macworld 6:58 AM
  • "Jimmy Iovine Wants Apple Music to Be a Movement in Pop Culture" The Mac Observer 6:54 AM
  • "The Increasingly Important PC Gaming Market" Tech.pinions 6:58 AM
  • "It's time for tech companies to stop hiding behind shady privacy policies" Mashable 6:58 AM
  • "Echo Look goes to couple counselling." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 6:54 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Logitech's Universal Folio is a new affordable keyboard for your iPad" iMore 7:54 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft meets expectations with $23.6B in revenue, Azure revenue up 93%" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Microsoft's Q3 2017: cloud and Office power growth" The Verge 4/27
  • "Microsoft 3Q17: Cloud, Office, Windows strong, Surface slumps/Phone revenue is basically wiped out." Ars Technica 4/27
  • "Microsoft -1.6% as revenues miss despite Office gains" Seeking Alpha 4/27
  • "Microsoft beats by $0.03, misses on revenue" Seeking Alpha 4/27
  • "Microsoft Q3 FY2017: Strong in cloud and productivity, but Surface revenue falls 26%" Neowin 4/27
  • "Surprise: Microsoft blocks the latest Windows 10 update for some users" BGR 4/27
  • "Microsoft Warns Users Not to Install Its Latest Windows Update, For Now" Gizmodo 4/27
  • "Microsoft: Don't install the Windows 10 Creators' Update yourself/Driver issues mean you could bork your machine" The Inquirer 4/27
  • "The Creators Update servicing schedule brings additional non-security updates each month" Neowin 4/27
  • "Microsoft apologizes for error in number of US foreign intelligence surveillance requests" Neowin 4/27
  • "Microsoft wasn't hammered by surveillance requests in 2016: Ooops?" Engadget 4/27
  • "Microsoft took so long to fix a Word flaw that someone blew the bloody doors off it: You couldn't (be bothered to) make this sort of stuff up" The Inquirer 4/27
  • "How HP reclaimed the title of world's top PC maker from Lenovo: HP cut unprofitable products, trimmed its offerings, sharpened its PC designs, and is again the world's top PC maker" InfoWorld 4/27
  • "Dell EMC's single-finger stable is a money-spinner for channels: Anil Sethi" ChannelWorld 4/27
  • "AMD releases Ryzen power plan with chipset driver update" bit-tech 4/27
  • "AMD Updates Ryzen's Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver" ExtremeTech 4/27
  • "Intel projects decline in chip prices, and AMD's Ryzen is one reason: AMD's lower priced Ryzen chips are putting pressure on Intel's premium chips" Computerworld New Zealand 4/27
  • "Intel reports mixed Q1 results with revenue falling short" ZDNet 4/27
  • "Range extended with Intel based single board computers: BVM has added three Intel based devices from Jetway to its single board computer portfolio." new electronics 4/27
  • "Intel Releases C0 Stepping Atom C2000 Processors To Fix Problems" Guru3D 4/27
  • "Intel Releases Model Numbers Xeon Gold and Platinum-processors)" Guru3D 4/27
  • "Intel redesigns flawed Atom CPUs to stave off premature chip death: Faulty LPC clock bus timed out" The Register 4/27
  • "Cisco Jasper moves IoT and EMM closer with mobility management platform release" EnterpriseAppsTech 4/27
  • "Oracle Irish unit slides to €10m loss as cost rises bite" Irish Independent 4/27
  • "Western Digital launches 'world's biggest' 12TB helium hard drive: Ultrastar He12 is 50 per cent bigger than the largest capacity air-drive in the same class" The Inquirer 4/27
  • "Acer announces a new range of Windows 10 gaming laptops and monitors" Neowin 4/27
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Value of Big 5 Tech Stocks Nears $3 Trillion After Google, Amazon Results" 24/7 Wall St. 6:54 AM
  • "Qualcomm Warns of Lower Profit as iPhone Patent Revenue Dries Up" [Paid Membership Required] 6:58 AM
  • "Apple Cuts Off Licensing Payments to Qualcomm as Fight Escalates" Bloomberg 7:21 AM
  • "China's ride-hailing giant Didi raises $5.5 billion, valuing it at $50 billion" CNBC 7:20 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks stare down subdued open, even as Amazon, Alphabet get set to leap: First-quarter GDP rises 0.7%" MarketWatch 8:05 AM
  • "Stock Futures Mostly Higher After U.S. Economic Growth Slows in First Quarter" TheStreet 8:05 AM
  • "U.S. Stock Futures Hold Gains Despite Soft GDP: Stocks in Europe fall slightly after strong start to week fizzles out" [Paid Membership Required] 8:03 AM
  • "Asian markets retreat as investors show caution: Nikkei drops ahead of holiday; Kospi loses gains after Trump's trade comments" MarketWatch 8:03 AM
  • "European stocks drop for second day as euro rises after inflation data: UBS jumps after earnings" MarketWatch 8:03 AM

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