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Thursday Highlights: More regulation in focus as Euopean Union targets Apple, Google, Amazon, would also demand App Store rankings; Apple device choice soaring over PCs and Android devices among enterprise employees; Larry Kudlow tells CNBC Tim Cook told President Trump he loves tax cuts and reform, praising CEO as "most helpful" regarding suggestions on China dealings; Spotify's free tier may portend trouble for Apple Music; Apple working to protect home Wi-Fi devices from "Skeleton Key" hack; Business Insider reports on struggles of Facebook employee tasked with removing "beheadings, child pornography, and animal abuse"; Jonny Evans interviews Jamf CEO on Apple in the enterprise, while Hodinkee interviews Peter Stas concerning threat that is Apple Watch; new round of photos purport to show iPhone SE 2 with glass back, but rest is similar to current models; did Samsung throw Apple under bus with OLED comments? Dan Dilger debunks Samsung report portraying "iPhone X as weak".

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  • "EU moves to regulate tech giants' business practices: Tech giants including Google, Apple and Amazon will for the first time face rules governing their commercial relations with smaller businesses under a law proposed by the European Union on Thursday."  Reuters 8:08 AM
  • "Proposed EU rules could require Apple to explain App Store rankings, defend take from subscriptions" AppleInsider 9:45 AM
  • "Apple Does Have a Cycle, But It's Far Less Than Super: There has been a predictable pattern of angst about Apple Inc.'s iPhone sales, and this week is hewing to recent history. The stress is most likely overdone, but it's a sign of the new, more-anxious normal for Apple and its investors."  BloombergGadfly 12:53 PM
  • "72% of Enterprise Employees Choose Macs Over PCs, 75% Pick iOS Devices Over Android"  MacRumors 8:10 AM
  • "Tim Cook told Trump he loves the new tax cuts, Larry Kudlow says" CNBC 9:44 AM
  • "Kudlow: Tim Cook was most helpful in White House meeting" CNBC Videos 9:44 AM
  • "Tim Cook 'loves the tax cut,' says Trump's top economic adviser" Business Insider 1:55 PM
  • "How Spotify's new free tier could put a dent in Apple Music's subscriber base: It's not just free, it's also better."  Macworld 7:45 AM
  • "Black lawmakers will visit Silicon Valley next week to talk to Apple, Square, PayPal and others about workplace diversity" Recode 1:01 PM
  • "MacOS 10.13.4 Update Failed to Complete? Mac Won't Boot? Troubleshooting Update Failures" OS X Daily 7:54 AM
  • "Review: Using Commander One as a Mac Finder Replacement" The Mac Observer 2:18 PM
  • "How to share screenshots using Messages on Mac" Apple Must 12:35 PM
  • "Pro Tip: Automatically save your Mac screenshots in iCloud" Cult of Mac 1:35 PM
  • "Mac users: Do you know this three finger drag trackpad tip?" Apple Must 7:30 AM
  • "How to create an AutoResponder message in Mail in macOS High Sierra" Apple World Today 7:31 AM
  • "Safari Top Sites" MacMost 11:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "easyDCP Exports From Final Cut Pro X Now on a Pay-As-You-Go Basis" 11:41 AM
  • "Autodesk Releases Update to AutoCAD for Mac—New in Version 2018.1" Architosh 11:00 AM
  • "DRmare Officially Released Spotify Converter to Download Song as MP3" prMac 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook's follow-up meetings after Trump seemingly confirm China focus" 9to5Mac 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Is Struggling To Stop A 'Skeleton Key' Hack On Home Wi-Fi"  Forbes 7:49 AM
  • "Apple grew 32% YoY in China's shrinking phone market due to 'strong performance of iPhone X'" AppleInsider 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Slips to Fifth in China's Smartphone Market" Investopedia 12:54 PM
  • "Apple sued for $15,000 over injuries sustained in Apple Store evacuation drill" AppleInsider 3:49 PM
  • "iPhone movie nominated for celebrated art award" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "John McAfee-backed cryptocurrency platform leaks personal details" Digital Trends 12:24 PM
  • "Emergency apps can now work across Europe thanks to new initiative" The Next Web 8:27 AM
  • "Gmail Privacy and Security Get Ruggedized" TechNewsWorld 7:57 AM
  • "Ready for a 5G Revolution? It'll Be Awhile: According to Strategy Analytics, 5G will only start to make a dent in wireless subscriptions beginning in 2021." PC Magazine 7:57 AM
  • "A Facebook moderator says she took down beheadings, child pornography, and animal abuse every day — but was 'treated like nothing'" Business Insider 7:52 AM
  • "184: If You Give A Monkey A Copyright" The Rebound 11:49 AM
  • "Apple has become an HR issue for enterprise IT: If you want to attract and retain the very best employees, you let them use a Mac and iPhone, explains Jamf CEO, Dean Hager,"  Computerworld 9:14 AM
  • "Frederique Constant CEO Peter Stas On The Apple Watch Threat: 'The Swiss watch industry could be heading for trouble,' the smartwatch-savvy CEO of the Frederique Constant Group says. He explains why."  Hodinkee 9:10 AM
  • "E-waste recycling guide: How to get rid of computer parts, old phones" Mashable 8:05 AM
  • "Kuo Again Predicts No 3D Touch for 2018 6.1-Inch LCD iPhone"  MacRumors 2:42 PM
  • "Photos claim to show redesigned iPhone SE 2 with glass back for wireless charging, headphone jack remains"  9to5Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Blurred iPhone SE 2 Photos Reveal Two Very Surprising Additions - the Headphone Jack & a Glass Back for Wireless Charging" WCCFTech 8:17 AM
  • "Leaked iPhone pics show glass back and headphone jack" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "Intel To Supply 70% Of iPhone Modems This Year, 100% In 2019" Fast Company 8:07 AM
  • "Intel to Supply 70% of LTE Modem Chips for 2018 iPhone, Qualcomm Hangs on With 30% of Supply" MacTrast 8:06 AM
  • "Despite lawsuits, Qualcomm will still provide chips for 2018 iPhones" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
  • "Samsung Reports Weak Demand for OLED Panels Used in iPhone X" Investopedia 8:15 AM
  • "Samsung reports weak demand for OLED displays used in iPhone X" AppleInsider 7:45 AM
  • "Apple exploring use of eye-tracking technology in VR and AR headsets" AppleInsider 7:44 AM
  • "Apple patent is for an eye tracking system for'Apple Glasses" Apple World Today 7:49 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM

  • "Apple iPad (2018) vs. iPad Pro 10.5: Is the iPad Pro worth the extra cash?" Digital Trends 8:41 AM
  • "Review: Blue Raspberry gives good recording quality to Mac and iPhone users on the go" AppleInsider 1:36 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Why I love editing video on iPad — and how it could still be a lot better: You can do a lot with video editing and iOS. But it's not enough for me." iMore 7:57 AM
  • "How to stop sites tracking you, and speed up your internet with 1Blocker X" Cult of Mac 3:50 PM
  • "A Selection of RAW Photo Apps for the iPhone: A Hit and a Miss" eXtensions 8:23 AM
  • "AmpMe is a clever iOS app that lets you sync music across multiple devices" Apple World Today 7:32 AM
  • "How to check if your Mac or iOS device is still covered under warranty or is protected by AppleCare" AppleInsider 3:04 PM
  • "How to Remove Recently Used Apps From the iPad Dock" MakeUseOf 8:18 AM
  • "How to download a copy of Apple data about you" CNBC 8:10 AM
  • "How to Snooze Emails in Gmail for iOS and Android" Lifehacker 2:17 PM
  • "Adding Fonts to an iPad: With a little help from an installer app, you can use new typefaces with certain programs on Apple's tablet and other mobile devices." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:41 AM
  • "What to do if you use two-factor authentication and can't sign in or reset your password" iDownload Blog 7:57 AM
  • "6 Reasons Why the iPhone X Definitely Isn't 'Dead'" iDrop News 11:49 AM
  • "Snapchat's Spectacles 2 are here and Apple's AR glasses can't come soon enough" Macworld 11:41 AM
  • "Could we really see an iPhone X Plus with stylus support?" TechRadar UK 8:18 AM
  • "The iPhone Is Coming to Nokia's Rescue: Oddly, the Finnish giant is making much more money from mobile phone tech than its huge networks business." BloombergGadfly 8:17 AM
  • "The last Apple Watch boutique is closing, and good riddance" Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "MacBook Pro: The butterfly keyboard effect/Negative sentiment and anecdotes concerning the MacBook Pro butterfly keyboard are back making headlines. So, what's going on?" iMore 8:09 AM
  • "iOS Plus: Imagining a Mac that runs iOS apps"  Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "Fool on the hill of money: The iPhone X doing its job" Macworld 7:45 AM
  • "Samsung just totally threw Apple under the bus"  BGR 8:06 AM
  • "Bloomberg butchers Samsung OLED statements to portray iPhone X as weak"  AppleInsider 7:45 AM
  • "Google's new Gmail aims to hit Microsoft where it hurts" The Verge 7:54 AM
  • "Why Blockchain, Why Now" Forbes 7:49 AM
  • "Google Pixel 2 XL: Like paying Apple-tier prices then saying, hey, please help yourself to my data" The Register 7:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Best Bluetooth Keyboards for iPad" iMore 11:49 AM
  • "Google explains why it's taking so long to add iPhone X support to the Inbox email app" iDownload Blog 11:49 AM
  • "FileWave extends robust support for Apple technologies in a multi-platform solution, with version 12.8" PRNewswire 11:42 AM
  • "Dropbox Paper now lets you 'templatize' docs into standardized templates for streamlining workflows" 9to5Mac 11:41 AM
  • "HomeKit support now available in four more GE air conditioning window units" AppleInsider 9:11 AM
  • "SnapAR 'Augmented Reality Video Messenger' available on the Apple App Store" PRNewswire 8:14 AM
  • "'Hearthstone' Monster Hunt Mode is now Live" Touch Arcade 12:51 PM
  • " Space Arena soars onto mobile" 148Apps 7:57 AM
  • "Otterbox outs four Marvel-inspired cases ahead of 'Avengers: Infinity War' opening" Canadian Reviewer 7:57 AM
  • "Apple brings more airports to indoor Maps" iMore 7:57 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 April Update is probably coming in, er, May: But there is a new 'Skip Ahead' build..." The Inquirer 6:20 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 preview with focus on mobile broadband: Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build comes with new mobile broadband capabilities and UI improvements" Computing 7:12 AM
  • "IBM introduces a blockchain to verify the jewelry supply chain" TechCrunch 6:26 AM
  • "TrustChain: IBM's new blockchain initiative to track diamonds and precious metals" EconoTimes 7:11 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 review: Stunning laptop with latest features, but not for everyone/Dell XPS 13 remains one of the best laptops in the market, when it comes to performance and design. Here's our review of the laptop." The Indian Express 6:34 AM
  • "Dell Precision 7730 Boasts 128 Gb RAM And 8th Generation Of Intel Processors" News 4C 6:34 AM
  • "HP launches Piazza print-to-order book manufacturing services" Graphic Arts 6:35 AM
  • "AMD Shares Explode After Solid Q1, Robust Outlook That Defies Chip Sector Gloom: AMD is set to open at a one-month high Thursday after swinging into profit for the first quarter and issuing a robust outlook for its gaming and cryptocurrency mining chips." TheStreet 6:43 AM
  • "Ryzen boosts AMD profits, as mobile chips promise further growth" Brinkwire 6:43 AM
  • "AMD Zen CPU architect Jim Keller becomes an SVP at Intel" Hexus 6:44 AM
  • "AMD Zen Designer Keller Is Moving to intel" Guru3D 6:45 AM
  • "AMD's Zen & Athlon64 CPU Architect Jim Keller Joins Intel" WCCFTech 6:47 AM
  • "4GHz CPU Battle: AMD 2nd-Gen Ryzen vs. Intel 8th-Gen Core: Instructions Per Cycle Shootout" TechSpot 6:47 AM
  • "Intel document confirms existence of X399, Z390 chipsets: Both supporting Coffee Lake and Cannon Lake CPUs" TechSpot 6:48 AM
  • "Cisco rolls out new fabric switches in storage portfolio update" ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "Samsung's Top Sales Might Not Last: After eclipsing Intel in chip sales in 2017, Samsung has its work cut out to stay on top" EE Times Asia 6:09 AM
  • "Samsung's memory business leads record Q1 profits" ZDNet 6:20 AM
  • "Samsung shows record profits despite weak demand for mobile OLED: Its results suggest iPhone X shipments were lower than expected." Engadget 6:19 AM
  • "Samsung posts record profits thanks to booming memory chip biz: But firm warns of Q2 decline due to 'stagnant' smartphone sales" The Inquirer 6:20 AM
  • "Artificial intelligence boom is creating new business value" ZDNet 7:18 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Hon Hai Misses Out on Apple's Epic iPhone Gains" Bloomberg 8:15 AM
  • "Toni Sacconaghi: iPhone weakness vs. the buyback bazooka" Apple 3.0 3:49 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks Rise Sharply, Facebook Ignites a Nasdaq Rally: Stocks rise on Thursday as investors wade through corporate earnings season, including a blowout quarter from Facebook." TheStreet 12:03 PM
  • "Facebook stock ignites tech sector rally, leads the market higher" MarketWatch 12:03 PM
  • "Facebook leads technology stock rally as US indexes climb" Associated Press 12:04 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks On The Move-Facebook, AMD, Southwest Airlines, AT&T, Visa" Reuters 12:05 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise on Strong Earnings Reports: Technology shares lead the gains; Facebook jumps" [Paid Membership Required] 12:05 PM
  • "Samsung rebounds, but losses resume for Hong Kong, China stocks" MarketWatch 7:26 AM
  • "European stocks cling to gains as ECB's Draghi steps to center stage" MarketWatch 7:26 AM

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