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Monday Highlights: Fears of dwindling iPhone demand prompts two AAPL downgrades, and KGI analyst predicts iPhone X discontinuation by summer due to weak demand, poor sales as opposed to price drop when new models intro'd in Fall—more in our General Interest section; CIRP releases another bit of data today noting 1 out of 5 smartphones bought in the US last quarter was the iPhone X; Apple teams with Malala Fund in order to support girls' education; Hearst ranch in California powers Apple Park with their solar power array; ominous warning sounded on Facebook; some screen time is actually beneficial to children according to Wall Street Journal; might wireless and fast charging put a dent in battery life?; Business Insider's Avery Hartmans recounts her hellish experiences at an Apple Store, which she feels reveal "larger problems with Apple's retail presence".

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple, Inc. Has a Long Way to Go to Be Perceived as a Services Company: But what if you considered part of the iPhone business as a service?"  The Motley Fool 10:22 AM
  • "Are Apple's Growth Days Over?" GuruFocus 8:05 PM
  • "Apple's software has been anything but 'magical' lately: There was a time when I could blindly update my Apple devices and trust that the update wouldn't break it, remove a core function, or make me feel stupid for not knowing how to use a simple feature."  Mashable 10:25 AM
  • "iPhone should replace Chromebook in the classroom"  BetaNews 5:22 PM
  • "Taiwan Semiconductor Reported to Start Building Apple A11 Processor in April: Apple's next-generation iPhone processor should go into production in late April, per BlueFin Research Partners, though it looks like TSMC needs to improve yield rates on its 10-nanometer technology ahead of the ramp-up." The Motley Fool 7:16 AM
  • "The Inside Story of Apple's $14 Billion Tax Bill: The iPhone came out in 2007. So why was Apple still paying taxes like it was 1990?"  Bloomberg 12/16
  • "Apple: Maybe It's Time to Focus Less on the iPhone/In order to get investors excited about the stock again, Apple has to draw more attention to its growing services business."  Barron's 12/16
  • "Apple can sell iPhone 7s in Indonesia after R&D investment commitment: Apple Inc has committed to invest around $44 million in a research and development center in Indonesia over the next three years, a senior government official said, enabling it to start selling its latest iPhone 7 in the Southeast Asian nation."  Reuters 12/16
  • "With bylaw tweaks, Apple grants activist one of three wishes" Reuters 12/16
  • "Porsche racecar engineer joins Apple: Manager Magazin" Reuters 12/16
  • "Apple hires former Porsche racing engineer, report says" CNET 12/16
OS X
News
  • "Apple's macOS file encryption easily bypassed without the latest fixes: Custom-made Thunderbolt devices can be used to extract the encryption password from locked Macs" IDG News Service 12/16
  • "Your Security Is the Best Reason to Get macOS 10.12.2" LAPTOP Magazine 12/16
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Examined: project management tool OmniPlan 3.6 with Touch Bar support in macOS Sierra" AppleInsider 10:05 AM
  • "How to Use Tapback Messages on Mac" OS X Daily 12/16
  • "How to use the Touch Bar with Reminders on the MacBook Pro" iMore 12/16
  • "Control iTunes With the MiniPlayer" MacMost 12/16
  • "Navigate Mac Files And Folders Without Using The Finder" TeraTalks 12/16
  • "This Is The Cool Backup Tool To Use Instead Of The Mac's Time Machine" NoodleMac 12/16
Op/Ed
  • "Just An Emoji Gimmick?—CAD Developers Weigh In On Apple's Touch Bar" Architosh 12/16
  • "The Last Best Adobe Flash Player Ever" Mac 360 12/16
Press Releases
  • "DaVinci Resolve gains impressive Touch Bar support in latest update" 9to5Mac 12/16
  • "Update to Macphun's Luminar: Version 1.1.0 -Now Luminar Pluto" eXtensions 12/16
  • "Luminar Pluto: It's even better than we planned" Macphun 12/16
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "2 More Insights From Apple Inc.'s Job Boards: Continued investments in a tried-and-true display technology and potential further vertical integration as it bulks up its image sensor expertise." The Motley Fool 5:24 PM
  • "Could you get a job at Apple? It depends on your answers to these 25 questions" Telegraph 7:53 AM
  • "Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM and Uber say they won't help Trump build a registry of Muslim-Americans" Recode 6:43 PM
  • "Apple's Jony Ive takes us into his secret design lab" Mashable 4:58 PM
  • "How the hot startup that stole Apple's thunder wound up in Silicon Valley's graveyard" Business Insider 7:15 AM
  • "'Super Mario Run' Is A Success In Japan And Has Also Avoided A Major Monetization Pitfall" Forbes 4:58 PM
  • "Your wearable-tracked health data is for sale, according to a new study: If you sport a Fitbit or Apple Watch on the regular, you probably love the health insights you get from your wearable. You know how much you move, how well you sleep and have likely started tracking patterns and trends as soon as you have enough time logged." Mashable 12/16
  • "Gene Munster's last Apple note predicts AR wearables will replace the iPhone" Recode 12/16
  • "Apple, Spotify Face Upstart Rival in Streaming Music: China's Tencent/Tencent to expand its Joox music-streaming service in Southeast Asia; exploring plans to enter India" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/16
  • "Super Mario Run has nearly three million downloads, but also a lot of low ratings: Plenty of people weren't happy about its high price tag or how little was available for free," Recode 12/16
  • "Nintendo Loses First Round of Super Mario iPhone Launch: The launch of 'Super Mario Run' failed to jump-start Nintendo's shares" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/16
  • "Players complain about high data use from persistent internet in 'Super Mario Run'" AppleInsider 12/16
  • "Nintendo's Super Mario Run Exposes Shift in Game Player Expectations: Super Mario Run reaction shows that gamers are looking for more satisfaction and cheaper prices." TheStreet 12/16
  • "'Super Mario Run' tops Apple's highest grossing, free app charts hours after launch" AppleInsider 12/16
  • "Apple hit with $2 million penalty following San Diego retail employee complaints over breaks" 9to5Mac 12/16
  • "Apple loses wireless patent violation and employee rest break lawsuits" BetaNews 12/16
  • "New Time-Lapse Video Shows Past 6 Months of Work on Apple Campus 2 in Just 4 Minutes" MacRumors 12/16
  • "4K drone footage timelapse dramatically illustrates pace of Campus 2 construction [Video] 9to5Mac 12/16
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak didn't replace his Tesla with a Chevy Bolt after all – he got another Tesla instead" Electrek 12/16
  • "What they said: Best Apple quotes of 2016" Cult of Mac 12/16
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple signs 'clone Mac' deal" Cult of Mac 12/16
Non-Apple News
  • "LinkedIn resets some Lynda.com users' passwords following data leak" VentureBeat 9:08 PM
  • "Internet thinks exploding phone victim is CeeLo, but whoever it is, it looks bad" Mashable 6:43 PM
  • "Microsoft might have some secret weapons in store for its Echo competitor" Android Authority 6:41 PM
  • "Latest Yahoo Hack Worth $300 Million Online" Digital Trends 5:21 PM
  • "In Memoriam: The Tech That Died in 2016" [Slideshow] PC Magazine 7:19 AM
  • "Samsung reportedly knows why the Galaxy Note 7 exploded" BGR 12/16
  • "Verizon buys its users a little more time with the Galaxy Note7: Verizon has officially announced that it will push Samsung's update that will kill the Galaxy Note7. The update will roll out January 5, 2017." TechRepublic 12/16
  • "Google Home gets a bunch of new functionality, ranging from Netflix to Domino's Pizza" TechCrunch 12/16
  • "Most Firefox users are running Windows 7 on dated PCs: A new report tells developers if the average user can run a game." Engadget 12/16
  • "Amazon Fire TV's new look arrives today" TechCrunch 12/16
  • "Net neutrality might die after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler steps down" The Next Web 12/16
  • "Evernote issues yet another privacy policy statement: makes note snooping opt-in only" BetaNews 12/16
  • "Evernote backs off from privacy policy changes, says it 'messed up'" IDG News Service 12/16
  • "Evernote does U-turn on privacy policy after clarification fails to reassure customers" 9to5Mac 12/16
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Super Mario Run-o-rama - The TouchArcade Show #186" Touch Arcade 7:16 AM
  • "In-depth review of Apple's AirPods. Plus, foldable iPhone in 2018? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy, Ep. 67)" CNET 7:05 AM
  • "Super Mario Run, Astra for iPhone -TMO Daily Observations 2016-12-16" The Mac Observer 12/16
  • "AirPods alternatives and the BEST shows of 2016 on The CultCastCult of Mac 12/16
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Watch Nike+, HomeKit, Super Mario Run, more" AppleInsider 12/16
  • "Super Mario Run: Tips, tricks and takeaways for Nintendo's first Mario game for iOS" [Podcast] GeekWire 12/16
Hardware/Software
  • "AirPods Begin Shipping to Customers in the U.S." MacRumors 10:22 AM
  • "Apple AirPods now shipping to preorder customers" AppleInsider 5:24 PM
  • "Samsung Will Be Apple's Top Supplier For iPhones Again In 2017" Forbes 7:14 AM
  • "What You Get for Super Mario Run's $10 In-app Purchase" The Mac Observer 4:48 PM
  • "LG Display Partners up with Outside Businesses to Develop Out-Foldable OLED Panels: It is confirmed that LG Display has partnered up with Apple and google and is developing 'out-foldable' displays for Smartphones. It is going to start mass-producing them in 2018 and supply them to Apple, Google, and Microsoft."  Korea IT News 12/16
  • "LG Said to Supply Apple With Foldable Displays for Future iPhones" MacRumors 12/16
  • "LG Display reportedly partnering with Apple on foldable OLED for upcoming iPhones" 9to5Mac 12/16
  • "Following MacBook controversy, Apple hiring Battery Algorithm Analysis Engineer/others in budding electrical test lab" 9to5Mac 12/16
  • "Is Apple Finally Building A Dual-SIM iPhone? Filings Suggest It's Possible" Forbes 12/16
  • "Replacing a lost AirPod will cost you $69" Mashable 12/16
  • "Apple will charge £65 to replace one lost Airpod" BBC 12/16
  • "Apple's AirPods Will Cost $69 to Replace" Investopedia 12/16
  • "Apple's Penalty Charge For A Lost AirPod" Forbes 12/16
  • "Apple AirPods to become available in retail stores Monday, report says" Mashable 12/16
  • "AirPods Available in Apple's Retail Stores on Dec 19" The Mac Observer 12/16
AppleCare/Helps
  • "I purchased an Early 2011 MacBook Pro and the logic board/GPU was replaced in 2015 while under AppleCare after getting solid blue screen freezes after running videos. Now the computer is freezing again with the solid blue screen after running videos. I took the MacBook Pro into the Apple Store and they say their test suite shows no issues. They also say that the extended warranty that expires at end of Dec 2016 does not cover units with the logic board replaced. When I asked what could cause this problem to reoccur, they said a loose cable could be the cause. The Apple Store said they would fix the loose cable, but made no promises about doing anything more." MacInTouch 7:22 AM
  • "Spilled coffee, soda or water on your laptop? Here's what you need to do" BetaNews 12/16
  • "Some Users Don't Have Star Ratings in iOS 10.2: Here's a Workaround" The Mac Observer 12/16
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple's iPad Pro is on sale at Target for up to $250 off" The Verge 12/16
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/16
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/16
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/16

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Using LG's UltraFine 4K Display with Apple's USB-C MacBooks is as simple as can be" AppleInsider 11:44 AM
  • "Cassandra: Apple AirPods in Bangkok -The First Few Hours out of the Box" eXtensions 7:58 AM
  • "Bragi Headphone Wireless Earbuds Review: They're Good, But Not Yet Truly Great" Wired 7:05 AM
  • "UA Sport Wireless Heart Rate Review: Innovative, But Uncomfortable to Wear" Wired 7:05 AM
  • "Apple AirPods" ["Bottom Line: The Apple AirPods feel like a big step for wireless in-ear audio—but it's more about innovations and features and less about audio performance."] PC Magazine 12/16
  • "Apple AirPods are top of my wireless headphones picks" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12/16
  • "The TrendNet AC2600 router is blazingly fast, but its interface could use some tweaking" Apple World Today 12/16
  • "Review: Gamevice MFi controller transforms iPad and iPhone into a handheld game console" 9to5Mac 12/16
  • "Review: Thermacell Proflex Heavy Duty Heated Insoles" ["The whole affair is operated via Bluetooth, courtesy of a rudimentary smartphone app."] Wired 12/16
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Mama Mia! Let's-A-Go in Super Mario Run" AppAdvice 12/16
  • "Super Mario Run brings Nintendo's classic fun to iOS—and yes, it's totally worth $10: Mario's iPhone and iPad debut is streamlined, but still plenty Super indeed." Macworld 12/16
  • "Super Mario Run review" Polygon 12/16
  • "Super Mario Run's Pink, Purple And Black Coins Will Drive Me Mad" Forbes 12/16
  • "Manage Passwords On Mac, iPhone, iPad" Mac360 12/16
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Here's how Siri can help you find new music: Just in time for the Christmas playlists." Digital Spy 7:53 AM
  • "All About Super Mario Run" VR-Zone 7:53 AM
  • "Stream Dreams: Not-So-Secret Hacks To Save Big On Apple Music" Forbes 7:06 AM
  • "How to downgrade from iOS 10.2 to iOS 10.1.1 to prepare for a possible jailbreak" iDownload Blog 12/16
  • "Life after Yahoo: How iOS users can stay safe online" Computerworld 12/16
  • "The quickest way to take and store a private photo on your iPhone" iDownload Blog 12/16
  • "How to get your winter Apple Watch workouts to count!" iMore 12/16
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: A look at the major changes in the iOS 10.2 Music app" Macworld 12/16
  • "'Super Mario Run' guide: How to unlock Toad, Peach, Luigi, Yoshi and Toadette" BGR 12/16
  • "How to play Super Mario Run all day long without killing your iPhone battery" BGR 12/16
  • "Beginner's Guide: How to Play Super Mario Run" iPhone Hacks 12/16
Tips
  • "Attention, Android Users: Don't Download And Sideload 'Super Mario Run' Unless You Want Malware" Tech Times 5:22 PM
  • "Tips To Fix Super Mario Run Crashing On Non-Jailbroken Devices" Redmond Pie 12/16
  • "Choosing a Child's First Smartphone: Q. In regard to parental supervision, which mobile platform is best for a child's first smartphone — Android or iOS?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 12/16
  • "The best tablets that aren't the Apple iPad: The Apple iPad isn't the only tablet worth buying. Here are the other models you should consider." CNET 12/16
  • "6 tips to make your holiday photos sparkle: How to make your holiday photos merry and bright." Macworld 12/16
  • "Top 22 Tips and Tricks for Super Mario Run" iPhone Hacks 12/16
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "I Still Hate My Apple Watch, So I Want to Trash It Before Christmas" ["In short, I have grown to secretly hate my Apple Watch while still begrudgingly wearing it to work each day. It's limiting in what it does even after recent software updates by Apple."] TheStreet 6:04 PM
  • "Dear Tim Cook: 'I about wept with frustration and rage.' Who broke iBooks? What were they thinking?"  Apple 3.0 5:06 PM
  • "How would you change the Mac Pro?" iMore 10:38 AM
  • "Pokémon Go for the Apple Watch is not canceled: Don't believe everything you read on the internet." Recode 5:23 PM
  • "Sorry, Nintendo: Here's why 'Super Mario Run' isn't the next 'Pokémon Go'" Business Insider 10:25 AM
  • "As fitness trackers converge, the industry sprints toward confusion" Cult of Mac 10:23 AM
  • "Coming attractions: Samsung to beat Apple once again" Macworld 7:15 AM
  • "Cassandra: Migrating between 2016 MacBook Pro Models -Problems and Solutions" eXtensions 12/16
  • "Apple's TV App Reveals its Plight with Television Industry" The Mac Observer 12/16
  • "How Apple Could Dominate 15% More Of Your Life" Seeking Alpha 12/16
  • "Will Apple Ever Abandon The MacBook Pro?" Quora 12/16
  • "The iPad Pro is a computer for everything — mostly" iMore 12/16
  • "The worst things about iOS 10.2" BGR 12/16
  • "Comment: Apple is cutting it (ultra)fine for December availability of that LG 5K display" 9to5Mac 12/16
  • "If Trump Is Kennedy, Apple's Cook Is Steve Jobs" Mac360 12/16
  • "Apple, Amazon, And Drone Deliveries From The Sky (what could go wrong?)" BohemianBoomer 12/16
  • "Explaining the battery life problems with the new MacBook Pros: And offering up a few fixes that affected users can try."  Ars Technica 12/16
  • "Using Amazon's Alexa voice assistant on the iPhone" The Loop 12/16
  • "Apple's 'Amazon Echo' Is Everywhere" Mac360 12/16
  • "iOS 10.2: Apple gets it right, finally/It's taken Apple three months, but iOS 10.2 now brings back the performance and stability that iOS 10 previously took away." ZDNet 12/16
  • "If I had to ditch my iPhone for Android, these are the only two phones I'd consider" BGR 12/16
  • "How the Internet is reacting to Super Mario Run's release!" iMore 12/16
  • "Super Mario Run: Players ask 'Is the app worth it?'" BBC 12/16
  • "When is Apple going to pay FaceTime the attention it deserves?" iDownload Blog 12/16
Non-Apple
  • "Updates and more on the Netgear router vulnerability" Computerworld 7:11 PM
  • "Love Your Macbook, Lust For Windows 10: Choose Your Next Gorgeous Ultrabook" Forbes 6:26 PM
  • "Why Trump's assertion that hackers can't be caught after an attack is wrong" Business Insider 5:07 PM
  • "Google Home Vs. Amazon Echo Vs. Microsoft Home Hub: The Smart Home Battle Intensifies" MobiPicker 7:48 AM
  • "2016's five best internet media streaming devices" ZDNet 12/16
  • "Opinion: Two months later, Google Pixel is still a worthy iPhone alternative for normal people" 9to5Google 12/16
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Niantic shelves plans for Pokémon Go app for Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 11:44 AM
  • "15 Cool Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 Accessories" Popular Mechanics 11:29 AM
  • "This mouth guard could show your concussion risk immediately after a nasty hit" VentureBeat 10:21 AM
  • "Astra Brings Power Of Amazon Echo, Alexa Skills To iPhone" Redmond Pie 7:23 AM
  • "Vine to live on as camera app, existing content to migrate online" AppleInsider 12/16
  • "Coming December 17: Gene Steinberg meets columnist and podcaster Kirk McElhearn, and The Mac Observer's Bryan Chaffin, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 12/16
  • "Apple Gifts Employees With T-Shirt and Printed Credo for the Holidays" MacRumors 12/16
  • "Apple gives retail employees T-shirt, keepsake credo for holidays" AppleInsider 12/16
  • "Apple Adds 21 New Aerial Screen Savers for Fourth-Generation Apple TV" MacTrast 12/16
  • "Apple TV adds 21 new Aerial screen savers featuring China, Dubai, Greenland, more" AppleInsider 12/16
  • "Microsoft gives away 100,000 questions and answers to advance virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Cortana" VentureBeat 12/16
  • "5 truly wireless earbuds that aren't Apple AirPods" BGR 12/16
  • "Vine won't be removed from the app stores, will instead relaunch as 'Vine Camera'" TechCrunch 12/16
  • "Google employees used their '20% time' to make Google Maps wheelchair-friendly" Mashable 12/16
  • "Nike+ Run Club Updated With Nice Improvements for the Apple Watch" AppAdvice 12/16
  • "Tech21 Launches Waterproof Evo Aqua and Evo Aqua 360 Edition Cases for iPhone 7 And 7 Plus" MacPrices 12/16
  • "Your Groove Finally Comes to Groove for Android and iOS" Thurrott 12/16
  • "Monument Valley Stickers Bring Princess Ida and Company to iMessage" AppAdvice 12/16
  • "Q-See Launches The QPen - A Compact DVR Pen Designed For The Busy Professional" PRNewswire 12/16
  • "Adobe Spark Now Lets You Add Video Clips to Your Animated Story" iClarified 12/16
  • "Music Creativity On The Go Made Easy With Innovative App Hum A Hit" prMac 12/16
  • "Vita Journal for iOS with Location and Weather" prMac 12/16
Computer Industry
  • "AMD RyZen Destroys Intel's Core i7-6900K CPU: Here's How Good This Processor Is" Tech Times 7:27 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Review: Top Things to Get Excited About the New Processor" The Bitbag 7:27 AM
  • "See How Your CPU Stacks Up Against AMD Ryzen With This Open Source Tool" HotHardware 4:49 PM
  • "Microsoft gives away massive dataset to improve AI voice responses" MSPoweruser 7:28 AM
  • "Where is Microsoft Corporation Headed Now?" Consumer Eagle 7:48 AM
  • "Intel And Microsoft Partnered With Project Evo And VR For PC" Gigjets 7:28 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-7700 Delidding Reveals Poor Quality TIM That May Lead To Overheating" MobiPicker 7:49 AM
  • "Lenovo planning Chrome OS edition of its Yoga Book hybrid tablet/laptop" ZDNet 4:50 PM
  • "HP's OMEN X is a powerful and mostly satisfying gaming cube" TechCrunch 5:06 PM
  • "Light, powerful and skinny: HP's latest laptop, the Spectre, stands out within the ultra-thin category as a sturdy, gamer-compatible, wallet-friendly replacement for Apple's MacBook." Bangkok Post 5:22 PM
  • "Largest BDS mobilization ever: Boycott Hewlett Packard!" Workers World 7:32 AM
  • "Millard Public Schools to issue each high school student a laptop" ["After trying out devices and getting input from students, the district chose the HP 360. It is a conventional Windows laptop with a solid-state hard drive, Intel processor and touch screen. ... The laptop can fold into a tablet, a configuration many students find comfortable for reading and searching, he said. When it's time to write a paper, it converts to the laptop with a keyboard."] Omaha World-Herald 7:29 AM
  • "Tech Infrastructure Will Rule: The year ahead will be slow for consumer tech, but Internet infrastructure stocks will boom." Barron's 7:17 AM
  • "Speaking of Business: After biggest hack ever, no one's shouting Yahoo" Seattle Times 10:37 AM
  • "Microsoft: Our values are clear - we wouldn't work on a registry of Muslim Americans" Neowin 12/16
  • "Patent wars: Microsoft leads the way, Facebook trailing behind" SiliconRepublic 12/16
  • "No New Windows 10 Builds Launching This Year, Last ISOs Coming Next Week" Softpedia 12/16
  • "Microsoft announces the general availability of Enterprise Integration Pack within Logic Apps" MS Power User 12/16
  • "Microsoft opens dataset for teaching computers to talk: MS MARCO is a set of queries and answers designed to improve machines' reading comprehension" IDG News Service 12/16
  • "Microsoft Releases MARCO Data Set to Develop More Insightful AI Apps" eWeek 12/16
  • "Expedia Joins the Skype Bot Party to Book, Manage Travel Reservation" eWeek 12/16
  • "BMW Hooks Up With IBM Watson For AI Car Research" Silicon 12/16
  • "First look: IBM's Watson Analytics comes to the iPad/The app is designed for quick data discovery on the go" Computerworld 12/16
  • "'It only weighs 50lbs!' Hilarious 1970s advert for IBM's first 'portable' computer shows just how far technology has come in 40 years" Daily Mail (UK) 12/16
  • "BMW and IBM want to turn cars into roaming AI platforms" SiliconRepublic 12/16
  • "IBM: 70 per cent of infected firms have paid ransom" The Inquirer 12/16
  • "Australia's NCI gets supercomputing systems from IBM for AI and analytics" ZDNet 12/16
  • "HP unveils security solutions for business laptops" BetaNews 12/16
  • "3 Things HP Inc Management Wants You to Know" FOXBusiness 12/16
  • "HP introduces 'world's most secure and manageable PC'" ITProPortal 12/16
  • "Intel Makes Available BIOS and Drivers for NUC7i[x]BN and NUC7i[x]BK NUC Kits" Softpedia 12/16
  • "AMD publishes video overviews of Radeon Loom and ProRender" Hexus 12/16
  • "After a 360% Jump, Is AMD Too Hot to Handle?" TheStreet 12/16
  • "AMD Ryzen Launch: Finally A Competitor?" VR World 12/16
  • "Why Investors Are Not Pleased With Oracle Earnings" 24/7 Wall St. 12/16
  • "Oracle breaks cloud revenue barrier but hardware stutters" CRN UK 12/16
  • "Cloud-happy Oracle dodges rumors it is axing its traditional hardware ... as sales of traditional hardware fall" The Register 12/16
  • "Oracle's revenue growth falls short of analysts' expectations" Reuters 12/16
  • "Oracle's Larry Ellison Takes Another Jab At Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff" Fortune 12/16
  • "CEO claims Oracle is No. 1 in 'enterprise' cloud sales, but it's not true" MarketWatch 12/16
  • "Lenovo to launch Chrome OS variant of Yoga Book in 2017" Neowin 12/16
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Piper Analyst Olson Picks Up Baton, Agrees Services is the Question" Barron's 12/16
  • "How a Trump Tax Holiday Could Help Cisco, Apple, Microsoft and Others Lighten Their Debt Loads" TheStreet 12/16
  • "Katy Huberty: How Trump's tax cuts help Apple, hurt HP" Apple 3.0 12/16
Industry News
  • "Stock market closes lower after China seizes U.S. underwater drone: Dow industrials manage to log a sixth week of gains" MarketWatch 12/16
  • "Dow Eyes 20,000 as Stocks Drift Higher: Stocks rise on Friday, putting the Dow Jones Industrial Average one step closer to the psychologically important 20,000 level." TheStreet 12/16
  • "Wall St Loses Ground as Tech Stocks Weigh" Reuters 12/16
  • "U.S. Stocks Largely Steady: Dow posts sixth straight week of gains, though ascent slows; the dollar was also stable Friday" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/16
  • "Nikkei reaches 1-year high as Asian markets get back on track: Asian shares steadied Friday, tracking U.S. gains, with financials leading the Japan stock market to a fresh high for the year." MarketWatch 12/16
  • "European stocks close at 2016 highs as drugmakers gain: European stocks gained Friday, with drugmaker shares showing strength, as the Stoxx Europe 600 notched its highest close of the year." MarketWatch 12/16

 
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