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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Apple's Stance Highlights a More Confrontational Tech Industry"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:18 PM
  • "Tim Cook's Dangerous Game: The specifics of the fight over security are messier than Mr. Cook allows, and not all in Apple's favor" [Paid Membership Required] 4:08 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone Dispute with Government Puts Focus on Centuries-Old Law: but how far is too far?" [Paid Membership Required] 4:11 PM
  • "Apple encryption fight with FBI could go to the Supreme Court: CEO Tim Cook says Apple is being asked to hack its own users"  IDG News Service 4:12 PM
  • "Privacy versus security at heart of Apple phone decrypt order"  Reuters 4:23 PM
  • "Should the Authorities Be Able to Access Your iPhone?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:23 PM
  • "A Message to Our Customers: The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. This moment calls for public discussion, and we want our customers and people around the country to understand what is at stake." ["The implications of the government's demands are chilling. If the government can use the All Writs Act to make it easier to unlock your iPhone, it would have the power to reach into anyone's device to capture their data. The government could extend this breach of privacy and demand that Apple build surveillance software to intercept your messages, access your health records or financial data, track your location, or even access your phone's microphone or camera without your knowledge."]  Apple 7:16 AM
  • "Why the FBI's request to Apple will affect civil rights for a generation: No legal case applies in a vacuum, and in this case the FBI needs the precedence more than the evidence."  Macworld 2:15 PM
  • "Apple to Oppose Judge Order to Help Unlock Phone Linked to San Bernardino Attack: Tim Cook calls the order an 'unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers'" [Paid Membership Required] 7:15 AM
  • "Explaining Apple's Fight With the F.B.I." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:29 PM
  • "Why Apple is battling investigators over San Bernardino terrorists' iPhone" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:12 PM
  • "Apple phone ruling reignites privacy vs law enforcement debate" ["Breaking News: White House says the Department of Justice is not asking Apple to create a new backdoor, asking for access to one device"] Reuters 12:21 PM
  • "San Bernardino County approved FBI search of shooter's iPhone: document" Reuters 2:18 PM
  • "Tim Cook Opposes Order for Apple to Unlock iPhone, Setting Up Showdown" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:21 AM
  • "Apple vows to resist FBI demand to crack iPhone linked to San Bernardino attacks" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Doubles Down In Fight Against Government, Says Will Not Unlock iPhones" TheStreet 8:13 AM
  • "Apple opposes judge's order to unlock iPhone used by San Bernardino attacker" IDG News Service 7:28 AM
  • "Apple resisting magistrate order to share iPhone information" Associated Press 7:19 AM
  • "Apple's Cook Slams Court Order to 'Build a Back Door to the iPhone'" Re/code 7:41 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple Won't Create 'Backdoor' To Unlock San Bernardino Attacker's iPhone" TechCrunch 7:20 AM
  • "Apple opposes judge's order to hack San Bernardino shooter's iPhone" CNN 8:11 AM
  • "Apple vs. the FBI: The company says it will fight an order that instructs it to provide 'reasonable technical assistance' to unlock an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino attackers."  The Atlantic 7:37 AM
  • "This is how the FBI wants Apple to backdoor the iPhone: Here are the security mechanisms that the FBI wants Apple to circumvent in order to access data on a terror suspect's iPhone." ZDNet 8:52 AM
  • "Apple Fights 'Chilling' Order to Unlock Shooter's iPhone" PC Magazine 8:52 AM
  • "Apple slams US court order to unblock San Bernardino iPhone" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:15 AM
  • "Apple CEO opposes court order to help FBI unlock iPhone" Reuters 8:11 AM
  • "Apple is openly defying US security orders, but in China it takes a very different approach"  Quartz 8:14 AM
  • "Apple and Fashion: A Love Story for the Digital Ages/Tim Cook and Jony Ive discuss the synergy between Apple and fashion, two worlds fueled by curiosity and change."  Vogue 2:15 PM
  • "How Apple Missed the Boat on Error 53: Error 53 isn't a bug, it's a security feature. But Apple screwed up and didn't get out ahead of it."  PC Magazine 7:34 AM
  • "U.S. appeals court upholds Apple e-book settlement: A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Apple Inc's $450 million settlement of claims that it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices."  Reuters 8:55 AM
  • "Apple E-Book Settlement Is Affirmed by Court: Apple reached the $450 million settlement related to price-fixing allegations in 2014" [Paid Membership Required] 10:56 AM
  • "Appeals court says Apple's settlement in e-book price-fixing case can stand" Ars Technica 4:27 PM
  • "User interface discussion talks about deleted functionality in Apple Pages; unresolved problems with auto-save and versions; exercises in adapting to Apple's user interface changes and observations about users." MacInTouch 12:37 PM
  • "Vivaldi Web Browser Features Speed, User Interface Customization – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 2:13 PM
  • "Screenbot Brings Droplr File Sharing to Slack" MacStories 7:53 AM
  • "A primer in Profile Manager: Payloads for OS X part 2" Macworld 7:28 AM
  • "Why You Can Use Modern SSDs for Apple Time Machine Backups" The Mac Observer 3:37 PM
  • "Two ways to quickly keep your Mac from sleeping, dimming, or showing a screensaver" iDownload Blog 7:34 AM
  • "InDesign low memory and old software on new platforms: A reader has an error with InDesign that appears to come from using it with a new OS." Macworld 7:27 AM
  • "Creating Animated Video Overlays With Keynote" MacMost 8:56 AM
  • "How to Install and Use Airport Utility for Windows" LAPTOP Magazine 10:57 AM
  • "Audiobook Builder makes dealing with audiobooks in iTunes a breeze" Apple World Today 7:33 AM
  • "How To Replace Photoshop" TeraTalks 7:53 AM
  • "Try The Mac Scanner App That Scans on The Most Scanners" Mac360 7:54 AM
  • "The Evolution of Mac OS X Security and Privacy Features" Intego 10:57 AM
  • "Cassandra: Unsigned Preflight File (4) -Scratching my Head" eXtensions 9:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "AgileBits Launches 1Passwords for Families for $5 Monthly Subscription" The Mac Observer 7:44 PM
  • "Volume Mixer Is an Application Specific Volume Controller for Mac" Lifehacker 4:16 PM
  • "Fanatic releases Informant for OS X with Weather, Search, and Attendees" prMac 7:19 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple focuses on 3D Touch, Live Photos in latest iPhone 6s ads" AppleInsider 8:03 PM
  • "There's finally an explanation for the giant dirt pyramid on Apple's new campus" Business Insider 2:18 PM
  • "Security firm shows how Apple could bypass iPhone security to comply with FBI request" 9to5Mac 7:25 AM
  • "Apple building development centre in India, its first outside of the US: The iPhone maker is looking to India to increase sales, with reports also circulating that the company will be opening retail stores throughout the region." CNET 8:06 AM
  • "Apple axes iPhone 4s and 5c from India lineup in search of higher ASP" AppleInsider 7:25 AM
  • "Where Your iPhone Goes to Die (and Be Reborn) Business" Bloomberg 12:03 PM
  • "Here's what happens to your old iPhone under Apple's 'Reuse & Recycle' program" 9to5Mac 12:04 PM
  • "An Apple plant in Hong Kong shreds iPhones into tiny pieces" Macworld 2:33 PM
  • "Apple Joins With China's UnionPay to Introduce Mobile Payments" Bloomberg 9:19 PM
  • "Apple officially launches Apple Pay in China" 9to5Mac 7:31 PM
  • "Digitimes Research: Apple to see record low iPad shipments in 1Q16" DigiTimes 7:21 AM
  • "iPad Sales May Decline to Lowest Quarterly Level Since 2011" MacRumors 7:49 AM
  • "Digitimes forecast says iPad sales could fall to a record low this quarter, dropping 20% year-on-year" 9to5Mac 8:55 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Texting While Walking Isn't Funny Anymore: As pedestrian injuries rise, what responsibility do tech companies have to address our addiction?" [Paid Membership Required] 2:22 PM
  • "Yahoo shuts down seven digital magazines" CNNMoney 4:16 PM
  • "David Pogue's Yahoo Web home gutted in cost-cutting purge: Yahoo Tech slashed; Food, other 'digital magazines' to be digitally euthanized." Ars Technica 4:16 PM
  • "The ax falls at Yahoo" Politico 2:19 PM
  • "Yahoo's plan to build a tech news site has reportedly failed" Business Insider 2:19 PM
  • "Google Closes Play For Education, Admits Collecting Student Data: Google is shuttering its Play for Education division. At the same time, the company responded to requests for information from US Senator Al Franken, who has been asking questions about how much student data Google collects and how the company uses the data." InformationWeek 12:35 PM
  • "T-Mobile to Start 5G Testing This Year, Too, but Says Don't Get Too Excited" Re/code 12:23 PM
  • "Google can now deliver fresh groceries" The Next Web 11:16 AM
  • "Smartphones With the Best Battery Life: These five devices have the juice to serve you well all day long" Consumer Reports 11:16 AM
  • "Video leak reveals Samsung Galaxy S7's interface for the first time" 9to5Google 11:15 AM
  • "LA hospital latest victim of targeted crypto-ransomware attack: Crypto-extortion increasingly targets bigger victims; most stay silent about it." Ars Technica 9:05 AM
  • "Verizon to shut down its public cloud" ZDNet 8:52 AM
  • "This Flexible Prototype Is a Glimpse at Your Future Phone"  Gizmodo 8:17 AM
  • "How virtual reality could soon help stroke victims recover" CNET 8:10 AM
  • "This $4 handset for India is the world's cheapest smartphone" The Next Web 7:59 AM
  • "56,224 hard drives later, Backblaze finds Western Digital disks most likely to fail" The Next Web 7:57 AM
  • "Ex-Apple designer builds easy-to-use artificial brain" Cult of Mac 7:53 AM
  • "ACM 346: Apple's Stand against the FBI and Why can't Silicon Valley Copy Apple?" The Mac Observer 7:18 PM
  • "Podcast 495: Bugs, more bugs, and the epoch fail" Macworld 4:13 PM
  • "Clockwise #124: Church of Beyoncé" Six Colors 2:23 PM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 054 | More on Apple's March event, future of Apple Music, and software bugs + failed hardware" 9to5Mac 2:18 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-17: FBI, Apple, and Privacy" The Mac Observer 2:13 PM
  • "Apple-sponsored NFC Forum working to bring contactless payments to U.S. public transit" AppleInsider 9:24 AM
  • "New 4' iPhone predicted to drive $5.5B in new sales for Apple in 2016" AppleInsider 11:19 AM
  • "iPhone 7 and 5se concept puts pink spin on Apple's 2016 lineup" Cult of Mac 11:17 AM
  • "iPhone '1 January 1970' bug could be exploited by hackers to completely break phones from afar" The Independent 12:22 PM
  • "Apple Confirms Ridiculous But Serious iOS Problem" Forbes 7:13 AM
  • "Apple announces 2013 Mac Pro repair programme: Has your Mac Pro got a broken video card?" Macworld UK 12:03 PM
  • "New Broadcom Leans Less on Apple: Apple exposure falls to 15%-16% from 20%-24%, and the concentration will likely go down further." Barron's 7:24 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:30 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:30 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:30 AM

  • "Apple HealthKit and Jawbone UP: One system to sync them all, the other to motivate" ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "A Tale of Two Universal Remotes: Harmony vs. Blumoo" The Mac Observer 3:37 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "PenReader review: Disappointing handwriting recognition keyboard for iOS" Macworld 8:45 AM
  • "Hands On: Quartz News 1.0 (iOS, Apple Watch)" MacNN 4:17 PM
  • "Hands On: iBouquiniste 3.5.1 for iOS, 1.3 for OS X" MacNN 12:04 PM
  • "Hands On: A Tiny Game of Pong (Apple Watch)" MacNN 8:15 AM
  • "How to Turn an iPhone or a Mac into a Wi-Fi Hotspot" Tuts+ 7:53 PM
  • "How to quickly search within a website you've visited before in Safari" iDownload Blog 4:28 PM
  • "How to select Siri voices for VoiceOver, Speak Screen and Speak Selection features" iDownload Blog 2:19 PM
  • "5 steps to take if your Google Apps account login leaks" TechRepublic 7:55 AM
  • "5 ways to expand your iPhone's storage beyond 16 GB" CNNMoney 11:18 AM
  • "How I use Siri to assist my life" iMore 10:58 AM
Apple vs. FBI
  • "Twitter users back Apple in fight with U.S. over iPhone access" Reuters 9:11 PM
  • "USA Today Poll Asks if Apple Should Fight the Court Order to Break into Terrorist's iPhone" The Mac Observer 8:28 PM
  • "WSJ: Tim Cook is Playing a Dangerous Game of Brinkmanship with the U.S Government" Patently Apple 7:25 PM
  • "How Tim Cook became a general in the new Crypto War" The Daily Dot 7:18 PM
  • "Why Tim Cook is right to call court-ordered iPhone hack a 'backdoor': Custom version of iOS could undo years of work Apple put into securing iPhones." Ars Technica 5:08 PM
  • "Lawmakers, advocacy groups, Snowden take sides in polarizing Apple encryption debate" AppleInsider 5:09 PM
  • "A Privacy Advocate's View Of Ordering Apple To Help Unlock Shooter's iPhone" NPR 4:28 PM
  • "The FBI's attack on Apple could force Congress to rule on encryption" The Verge 4:28 PM
  • "Apple would not betray users by complying with court order/Opinion: Back doors in encryption are inherently bad. The FBI is NOT telling Apple to put a backdoor in iOS." ZDNet 4:27 PM
  • "If Apple loses to the FBI, we're all screwed"  Mashable 4:16 PM
  • "Why Apple Is Right To Reject The FBI's Push To Brute Force iPhone Security" TechCrunch 4:13 PM
  • "People are up in arms about Apple's fight with the FBI" Business Insider 4:11 PM
  • "The big fight between Apple and the FBI is all Apple's fault" Tech Insider 4:11 PM
  • "If Apple Can Create A Backdoor To The iPhone, Could Someone Else?" Forbes 4:06 PM
  • "The FBI has laid a clever trap for Apple" BGR 3:47 PM
  • "The Government's Bad Move: Ordering Apple to Hack iPhone Security" The Mac Observer 3:37 PM
  • "Why Apple Is Fighting Back" ReadWrite 2:28 PM
  • "Tim Cook is absolutely right" BetaNews 2:28 PM
  • "All the times Apple's CEO has sworn to defend your iPhone privacy from the government" Mashable 2:28 PM
  • "[Free] Apple Versus the FBI, Understanding iPhone Encryption, The Risks for Apple and Encryption" ["It's important to be clear on the definition of backdoor: Cook is taking a broader one which says that any explicitly created means to circumvent security is a backdoor; the reason the distinction matters is that a more narrow definition that says a backdoor is a way to bypass encryption specifically would not apply here. In other words, Apple is not being asked to create a 'secret key' for the data (which would be impossible after the fact) but rather to make it easier to brute force the passcode on the device."]  Stratechery 2:23 PM
  • "The FBI is striking at the heart of Apple's security system" The Verge 2:14 PM
  • "Twitter users back Apple in fight with U.S. over iPhone access" Reuters 12:22 PM
  • "Q&A: A look at the Apple vs Justice Dept. court fight" Associated Press 12:04 PM
  • "Does Apple even have the ability to hack the iPhone like the FBI wants?" BGR 12:03 PM
  • "Forcing Apple to work with the FBI to unlock iPhones threatens the safety of the entire internet" Business Insider 12:02 PM
  • "Opinion: How likely is Apple to succeed in resisting the FBI court order?" 9to5Mac 11:18 AM
  • "Learning The Alphabet: How schools around the country are turning dead Microsoft PCs into speedy Chromebooks" The Verge 10:56 AM
  • "Read Apple CEO Tim Cook's Brave Letter on Encryption" Digital Trends 10:56 AM
  • "Apple is facing its biggest test of iPhone security: Apple can comply with the FBI, but should it?" The Verge 10:55 AM
  • "Apple's moral dilemma: Help FBI break into terrorist's phone or protect users' privacy"  GeekWire 8:45 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook: We'll fight 'iPhone backdoor' demands from FBI" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "Can Apple do what the FBI is asking?" The Loop 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Is 'Challenging the FBI's Demands' to Create an iOS Backdoor" Gizmodo 8:17 AM
  • "Trump Throttles Apple For Ignoring iPhone Unlock Requests" HotHardware 4:19 PM
  • "Trump, Rubio chide Apple over order on shooter's phone" Reuters 12:34 PM
  • "Trump rips Apple's stance on encryption: 'Who do they think they are?'" BGR 9:24 AM
  • "Donald Trump slams Apple for refusing to unlock gunman's iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Donald Trump says Apple should back down in San Bernardino case" AppleInsider 8:17 AM
  • "'Who do they think they are?': Donald Trump blasts Apple for not unlocking San Bernardino shooter's phone" Business Insider 8:13 AM
  • "Apple, the FBI, and your privacy under siege" iMore 8:12 AM
  • "Tim Cook Says Apple Will Fight Court Order to Unlock iPhone" Wired 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Fights 'Dangerous' FBI Order For Backdoor Into San Bernardino Shooter iPhone" Forbes 8:10 AM
  • "Apple vehemently opposes FBI request to create iPhone backdoor in San Bernardino court case" iDownload Blog 8:04 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Government requirement for a backdoor is an 'overreach'" Six Colors 8:00 AM
  • "What the FBI is asking Apple to do" The Loop 8:00 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Building a backdoor into the iPhone is 'too dangerous'" Mashable 7:49 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple Will Oppose Court Order to Circumvent iOS Security Features" MacStories 7:49 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple will fight US demands to build an iPhone backdoor" The Verge 7:44 AM
  • "Why Apple is right to reject the order to unlock a killer's phone" BetaNews 7:43 AM
  • "Tim Cook says Apple will fight US gov't over court-ordered iPhone backdoor" Ars Technica 7:43 AM
  • "Apple will not build a backdoor to the iPhone, says Tim Cook in response to FBI court order" VentureBeat 7:40 AM
  • "Apple vs. The FBI: Why Apple Is Screwed" TG Daily 7:38 AM
  • "Apple opposes court order, says it won't create a backdoor to unlock the iPhone" iMore 7:33 AM
  • "Why Apple Is Going to War Over the iPhone 'Backdoor' Order" Time 7:33 AM
  • "With its refusal to unlock San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, Apple is fighting for us all" BGR 7:30 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple will fight 'chilling' court order to 'hack our own users'" Macworld 7:28 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple Won't Create 'Backdoor' to Help FBI Access San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone" MacRumors 7:26 AM
  • "Tim Cook calls FBI backdoor demand 'dangerous,' vows to fight case" AppleInsider 7:26 AM
Apple Op/Ed
  • "How much is a new 4-inch iPhone worth to Apple?" BGR 5:08 PM
  • "What are the chances Apple's iPhone 7 is as perfect as this concept?" BGR 10:58 AM
  • "Apple's upcoming iPhones might change the game more than you can even imagine" BGR 8:54 AM
  • "Apple And Cutting The Cable TV Cord" Mac360 8:22 AM
  • "What Does Innovation Really Mean, Anyway?" NoodleMac 8:12 AM
  • "Seriously, What Would Steve Jobs Do?" Mac360 8:02 AM
  • "A Cautionary Note about VR" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:37 AM
  • "Apple Pay in China + HongKong has big future." M.I.C. Gadget 7:36 AM
  • "Not everyone buys into the myth of Apple's software decline"  BGR 7:30 AM
  • "Apple's software woes: Problems or progress? As Apple works to adapt one experience across many platforms, you bet there are going to be bugs."  Macworld 7:28 AM
  • "Hedge Fund Giants Sell Apple, So What?" Forbes 7:14 AM
  • "No One Wants to Help Kanye West Get Out of Debt" PC Magazine 9:18 PM
  • "Making STEM your daughter's BFF/A group aiming to get more math and science teachers into schools attracts some big-name backers. The long-term goal: get more women and minorities into the tech industry." CNET 7:54 PM
  • "Can Podcasting Ever Be an Industry?" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 2:28 PM
  • "We Asked Experts What Would Happen If Everything Was Encrypted" PC Magazine 12:34 PM
  • "Why are some of the ugliest sites on the Web also the most popular?" The Next Web 8:55 AM
  • "Revisiting The Google Pixel C - Better, But Not There Yet" AnandTech 7:50 AM
  • "How the Smartphone is Redefining Dating Norms" Tech.pinions 7:36 AM
  • "SNL Designer Bonnie Siegler Explains Difference Between Good and Great Design" Layers Magazine 7:36 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Panic releases Prompt 2.5 with support for Split View on iPad, 3D Touch on iPhone 6s" 9to5Mac 2:14 PM
  • "'Gmailify' Gives Dissatisfied Yahoo and Outlook Users Gmail Features" Gizmodo 12:04 PM
  • "Twitter announces native GIF search support for its iOS app" 9to5Mac 12:03 PM
  • "Apple TV App Store gains app previews videos on tvOS" 9to5Mac 12:03 PM
  • "Domino's brings easy pizza ordering to the Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 11:15 AM
  • "Here's How to Get Nintendo's First Smartphone Game: Miitomo will be available for iOS and Android devices" Time 9:35 AM
  • "Google has open-sourced its iOS app testing tool" The Next Web 7:59 AM
  • "New photo storage solution Monument is just like Google Photos — except you own it" The Next Web 7:59 AM
  • "Seagate announces 'world's slimmest and fastest' 2TB mobile HDD" BetaNews 7:43 AM
  • "The Big Deal: The Griffin Watchstand charging station for $50" MacNN 7:29 AM
  • "Offline Tamil to English Language Dictionary 3.0 for iOS" prMac 10:56 AM
  • "Loot-oriented action-rpg Fantasy Mage available on all mobile platform" prMac 7:36 AM
  • "The most luxurious leather case for iPhone - The handcrafted cb Hardcase" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "Western Gunfight Challenge now available on Apple TV" prMac 7:19 AM
Computer Industry
  • "U.S. Department of Defense to upgrade 4 million devices to Windows 10 by February 2017" ZDNet 8:52 AM
  • "US Department of Defense will put Windows 10 on 4 million computers" IDG News Service 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Receives The Ultimate Windows 10 Security Proof Point From U.S. Department of Defense" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "US Defense Department Begins Windows 10 Rollout" InformationWeek 4:23 PM
  • "Pros and cons of Windows 10 IoT for Raspberry Pi and Arduino builds" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Office 365: You don't need 27 floppies, but there is desktop friction" The Register 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft to axe Win 8 coder certificate exams" The Register 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Corporation Persists Its Blockchain-As-A-Service Push" Seneca Globe 9:29 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Surface Book update will fix sleep problems" The Verge 7:32 PM
  • "Microsoft issues awaited Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 power-management fixes" ZDNet 5:24 PM
  • "Red Hat Enterprise Linux images now in Microsoft Azure Marketplace" ZDNet 7:32 PM
  • "IBM and Microsoft Will Let You Roll Your Own Blockchain" Wired 9:28 AM
  • "IBM Moves to Advance Blockchain in the Enterprise" eWeek 2:31 PM
  • "Can IBM bring Bitcoin's blockchain technology to mainstream business?" TechRepublic 7:55 AM
  • "How IBM's iX Can Benefit from Its Recently Announced Acquisitions" Market Realist 7:23 AM
  • "X Prize and IBM announce a $5 million artificial intelligence competition" The Verge 12:03 PM
  • "IBM To Hold $5 Million Watson Artificial Intelligence Contest" Fortune 2:30 PM
  • "IBM dangles $5M prize for major breakthroughs using Watson" IDG News Service 2:32 PM
  • "Is IBM Telling A (Big) White Lie With Watson?" Seeking Alpha 2:32 PM
  • "IBM unveils Quarks for small enterprises" Deccan Herald 2:32 PM
  • "IBM Watson AI XPRIZE offers $5M for projects that link humans and computers – but who'll sign up?" GeekWire 5:21 PM
  • "Several bugs detected in IBM Java Runtime" SC Magazine 2:30 PM
  • "Dell all-hands staff letter says EMC takeover funds are in the bag: VMware's falling shares means the merger will be cheaper, which may help" The Register 8:11 AM
  • "Dell to bring new hyperscale rack architecture to mid-range customers" IDG News Service 4:08 PM
  • "Dell Readies Hyperscale-Style Infrastructure for Carriers" eWeek 5:22 PM
  • "Dell warns staff of 'click bait' media as EMC merger looms - click here for more...: Tech giant comes out all guns blazing in an attempt to reassure staff that its well documented $US67 billion acquisition of EMC is on track." Computerworld New Zealand 5:23 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise raises enterprise alarm as cyber attacks accelerate: 'Security professionals must adjust their approach...'" Computerworld New Zealand 5:24 PM
  • "Intel preparing to unveil 10TB SSDs (or you can pick up a 13TB drive today)" ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "Intel to Bring Heavy Dose of IoT Offerings to Embedded World" eWeek 5:22 PM
  • "AP and AMD bring journalism to virtual reality" VentureBeat 8:14 AM
  • "The Associated Press is partnering with AMD for more virtual reality journalism" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Cisco wants net admins to become programmers so they'll buy its SDN kit" The Register 8:10 AM
  • "U.S. offers supercomputing help to manufacturers" Computerworld 4:12 PM
  • "ARM readies chip for next-generation storage and 5G modems" VentureBeat 7:53 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple issues $1.5 billion in green bonds in first sale" Reuters 2:14 PM
  • "Apple's Debt Issuance Highlights ZIRP and NIRP World Dilemma" RealMoney 8:14 AM
  • "Cybersecurity Stocks To Watch In The Wake Of Tim Cook's Letter" Benzinga 8:13 AM
  • "Carl Icahn Dumps $700 Million In Apple Stock As iPhone Bet Sours" Forbes 2:18 PM
  • "Carl Icahn Dumps Some Apple Inc. Stock: After calling for $240 per share, this billionaire investor unloads some Apple stock at prices well below his target." The Motley Fool 9:24 AM
  • "This Hedge Fund Recently Bought $1.1 Billion of Apple Stock" Fortune 8:13 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks post biggest three-day gain since August: Dow jumps 257 points led by Chevron; Nasdaq gains 2.2%" MarketWatch 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks Score Three-Day Rally as Investor Fears Subside" TheStreet 4:25 PM
  • "Poof! S&P 500 says goodbye to correction" USA Today 4:25 PM
  • "Wall Street Sees Biggest Three-Day Gain Since August" FOXBusiness 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks Lifted by Oil Rally, Consumer Sector: Dow, S&P notch first three-day rally of 2016" [Paid Membership Required] 4:24 PM
  • "Asian stocks fall as markets take wait-and-see attitude toward oil freeze: But Shanghai stocks rise on pledges from regulators" MarketWatch 8:48 AM
  • "European stocks bounce up, with an assist from oil shares: Iran, Iraq meeting with OPEC president ahead" MarketWatch 8:47 AM

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