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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Why Apple is making its original TV content push now: Who needs a new Mac Pro when you can have Carpool Karaoke?"  Macworld 7:00 AM
  • "Will Apple-Hollywood Partner to Offer Original Content?" Zacks 10:09 AM
  • "Apple, bring back the MacBook Pro 17 and make your laptops great again: Make it bigger and more powerful, and give it a big, fat battery and screen."  PCWorld 7:35 AM
  • "Apple must face claims of monopoly in iPhone app market: A court ruled that Apple has to face charges as app 'distributor'" IDG News Service 7:35 AM
  • "App Store users can bring antitrust lawsuit against Apple: A court decision will let a group of iPhone users sue Apple for monopolizing the sale of iPhone apps." CNET 10:09 AM
  • "App Store's walled garden could bring antitrust suit" Cult of Mac 7:16 AM
  • "Tesla Is Snatching Apple's Stars to Make Itself the New Apple"  Wired 7:37 AM
OS X
News
  • "New Swift project head Ted Kremenek said to be running the show behind the scenes for some time" AppleInsider 12:48 PM
  • "Safari Users Unable to Play Newer 4K Video on YouTube in Native Resolution" MacRumors 7:15 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to encrypt a bootable clone in macOS: Make sure your Mac's bootable clone is protected." Macworld 7:15 AM
  • "Hands On: SuperDuper! 2.9.1 backup tool updated for macOS Sierra" AppleInsider 7:23 PM
  • "How to browse privately and avoid persistent tracking on a Mac, iPhone, and iPad: All browsers let you go incognito when you want to prevent leaving virtual footprints." Macworld 12:48 PM
  • "How to use albums and libraries in Photos for Mac" iMore 8:17 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Buying music from Apple Music, ripping noisy CDs, file names" Macworld 7:01 AM
  • "How to customize the 'About This Mac' section of a Mac" iDownload Blog 7:31 AM
  • "How to easily find and add missing location to images on Photos for Mac" 9to5Mac 11:14 AM
  • "How to disable LinkedIn birthdays in macOS Sierra Calendar" Apple World Today 7:17 AM
  • "How To Know Whether You Can Upgrade to Sierra" MacMost 10:00 AM
  • "The World's Most Popular Mac Browsers" NoodleMac 7:57 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Compiling a Mac OS 8 application on macOS Sierra" Cocoa With Love 7:19 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple vs. Samsung Lawsuit Over iPhone Design Officially Reopened" MacRumors 10:28 AM
  • "US appeals court reopens Apple v. Samsung iPhone design suit in wake of Supreme Court ruling" AppleInsider 11:48 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Design Lawsuit Against Samsung Reopened" Redmond Pie 8:33 PM
  • "How wearables knew this researcher was sick long before he did" GeekWire 7:14 AM
  • "Wearable Tech May Know You're About To Get Sick" Digital Trends 7:01 AM
  • "Early Apple AirPods Sales Are Huge Despite Supply Constraints" AppAdvice 11:14 AM
  • "Top Apps of 2016: Spotify, Line, and Netflix Led the Year's Biggest Earners" SensorTower 2:32 PM
  • "Apple Music to sponsor 'Carpool Karaoke' episodes, will feature Metallica, Ariana Grande, other artists" O'Grady's PowerPage 7:19 AM
  • "Foxconn-Sharp considering LCD plant in US: Plans 'on the table' in response to Trump's 'Make in America' call" Nikkei 7:12 AM
  • "Apple suppliers Foxconn, Sharp, TSMC all weigh building manufacturing plants in USA" AppleInsider 7:31 AM
  • "Cellebrite, the firm that helped FBI hack iPhone 5C, hit by data breach" V3 7:20 AM
  • "Apple Music rival Pandora cuts 7% of US staff despite upturn in subscribers" AppleInsider 8:38 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Bill Gates quits as Microsoft CEO" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Bus Drivers Working Alongside Silicon Valley Millionaires Struggle to Afford Rent, Some Sleep in Cars" WBAL News Radio 1090 9:30 PM
  • "Android co-founder Andy Rubin hopes to reinvent the smartphone — again: His startup, Essential, is working on a phone as well as smart-home gear." Recode 2:24 PM
  • "Outgoing FCC chief Tom Wheeler offers final defense of net neutrality" The Verge 1:31 PM
  • "Google RAISR Intelligently Makes Low-Res Images High Quality" PC Magazine 11:15 AM
  • "Behold what could be the world's first clear view of the Galaxy S8 edge" BGR 10:28 AM
  • "The best way to put Alexa in every room of your house" BGR 7:31 AM
  • "Xiaomi: The 'Apple of China' admits it grew too quickly - Jan. 13, 2017" CNNMoney 7:22 AM
  • "Nintendo will have a Switch app to help with parental controls" Engadget 3:54 PM
  • "Nintendo disappoints with $299 price for new Switch console" Reuters 7:56 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch specs are official: All the nitty-gritty details" BGR 7:11 AM
  • "Backdoor in WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption leaves messages open to interception" BetaNews 7:09 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Consumer Reports Loves the Mac Again, Bigger Apple TV Apps -TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-13" The Mac Observer 1:25 PM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 10 years of iPhone, CES, and more" AppleInsider 8:17 AM
  • "A New Year, A New Podcast: The AppAdvice Weekly Podcast Episode 01" Apple'n'Apps 7:13 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "[Exclusive] Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 to feature highest-level water resistance" The Investor 11:10 AM
  • "Apple's 'iPhone 8' to gain tougher IP68 water and dust resistance - report" AppleInsider 11:11 AM
  • "Next iPhone Said to Have Even Better IP68-Rated Water Resistance" MacRumors 11:22 AM
  • "After Apple's software patch, Consumer Reports now recommends the new MacBook Pro" BetaNews 7:09 AM
  • "10 New Apple Technologies Introduced in 2016" Apple Must 10:00 AM
  • "Apple TV Apps Are About to get More Compelling Thanks to Less Restrictive File Sizes" The Mac Observer 10:01 AM
  • "Beta 4 of iOS 10.2.1 and MacOS Sierra 10.2.3 Released for Testing" OS X Daily 7:13 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "How to fix crackly audio with AirPods or Beats Solo3 headphones" iDownload Blog 7:31 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:10 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:10 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:10 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple Sets a Baseline for Hardware in 2017 With the AirPods" Macdrifter 2:24 PM
  • "AirPods are Apple's most Apple-like product in years" Quartz 11:15 AM
  • "Boosting GPU Performance of the 'late 2016' MacBook Pro using a GPU Expander" Bare Feats 12:10 PM
  • "Intel SSD DC P3520 Series NVMe PCIe Enterprise Solid State Drive Review" HotHardware 12:15 PM
  • "Review: Joli's handmade leather sleeve is a pricey but well-made choice for MacBook Pro users" 9to5Mac 2:33 PM
  • "Macgo Blu-Ray Player, OWC drive lets you play Blu-Ray movies on your Mac" Apple World Today 7:17 AM
  • "Mavic Pro: The coolest gadget since the original iPhone [Reviews] Cult of Mac 2:41 PM
  • "Review: Dreampad, the Bluetooth pillow speaker with impressive tech but limited application" 9to5Mac 10:10 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "WatchPlayer: Play podcast episodes directly from the Apple Watch speaker [Video] 9to5Mac 3:38 PM
  • "3 iOS apps for learning to code in bite-size lessons: Learning to code, or improving your skills, is a great New Year's resolution. Here are three iOS apps to help you make good on your promise." TechRepublic 3:00 PM
  • "Glimpse is an Apple Watch app news addicts will love (with reservations)" iDownload Blog 7:31 AM
  • "Milkmaid of the Milky Way: A cute adventure game that's out of this world!" iMore 10:10 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to preserve your iPhone camera settings" iDownload Blog 3:00 PM
  • "How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows 10 PC" OS X Daily 2:41 PM
  • "How to customize Podcasts on iPhone and iPad" iMore 12:11 PM
Tips
  • "How to turn on Siri for third-party apps in iOS 10" AppleInsider 6:07 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple is here to stay, for the time being" TechnoBuffalo 7:19 PM
  • "Pro Photography on a Budget: Can you make more money shooting with your iPhone than your DSLR camera?" iMore 3:54 PM
  • "iPhone apps should be sold outside App Store, lawsuit argues" Mashable 2:24 PM
  • "Why should you back up your device?" iMore 11:15 AM
  • "U.S. Appeals Court Allows Group to Sue Apple Over App Store 'Monopoly'" Daring Fireball 10:28 AM
  • "The Math To Prove Apple's Demise" Mac360 8:26 AM
  • "Confirm Or Deny: Fun With Apple" Mac360 8:15 AM
  • "Apple's New Plan: 'If You Can't Beat 'em, Join 'em" TeraTalks 8:15 AM
  • "Contrary to Expectations, Mac Sales May Be on the Rise Again" The Tech Night Owl 7:39 AM
  • "With Finie, Apple's Siri could transform banking" Computerworld 7:19 AM
  • "Mac Pro 2 Concept Takes 'Trashcan' Mac Pro and Expands it, Literally" AppAdvice 7:17 AM
  • "Apple's obsessive secrecy may have driven out Swift's creator" Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Apple's culture of secrecy wore down Swift creator & Xcode lead Chris Lattner, say friends" 9to5Mac 7:12 AM
  • "Sonos needs voice control, and not just Alexa: Jason Snell's current favorite speaker needs to take steps to avoid becoming as obsolete as his last favorite speaker." Macworld 7:01 AM
  • "Why We Should Care about the Consumer Reports MacBook Pro Rating" TidBITS 8:17 AM
  • "Consumer Reports changes its tune, now recommends MacBook Pro" Apple Must 6:45 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Why I'm Worried The Nintendo Switch Is Just Another Wii U" Forbes 10:09 AM
  • "The Inside Story of Google's Daydream, Where VR Feels Like Home" Wired 7:37 AM
  • "Is Watching a Movie on a Phone Really So Bad?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:34 AM
  • "What Was the Last Gadget Standing at CES 2017?" PC Magazine 7:33 AM
  • "Is a Chromebook the right computer for me?" Recode 7:15 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Spigen's Ultra Hybrid 2 for iPhone 7/7 Plus shows off the black/jet black iPhone w/ new premium finishes" 9to5Mac 11:22 AM
  • "Cartella Slim Cases Put The 'Book' Back Into 2016 MacBook Pro" MacPrices 10:43 AM
  • "Korg's powerful iOS Gadget music production app is coming to the Mac w/ full DAW support" 9to5Mac 10:10 AM
Computer Industry
  • "For these Microsoft workers charged with verifying images of child porn, the strain is too much" Quartz 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft staff sue over being force to watch smut" TechEye 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft slates end to security bulletins in February: Plans to replace detailed descriptions with online database; promises no cutbacks in information" Computerworld 2:24 PM
  • "Microsoft details tweaks to its Windows 7, 8.1 patch rollups" ZDNet 3:50 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires Maluuba, a startup focused on general artificial intelligence" TechCrunch 10:44 AM
  • "Microsoft affirms commitment to AI with acquisition of deep learning startup Maluuba" The Next Web 12:48 PM
  • "Microsoft Acquires Maluuba for AI-Enabled 'Literate Machines'" eWeek 8:42 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires artificial general intelligence startup Maluuba" Seeking Alpha 7:01 PM
  • "Microsoft just bought an AI startup that can outperform Facebook and Google" The Verge 12:48 PM
  • "Microsoft avoids Swiss legal battle with Windows 10 changes" The Stack 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Windows 10 Game Mode will maximize gaming performance" The Verge 7:39 AM
  • "The next Windows 10 update should make PC gaming better than ever" BGR 6:10 PM
  • "US Government probe of HP's $11bn Autonomy deal could look at fresh targets" Cambridge News 8:22 AM
  • "IBM Watson Commerce Adopted by Ernes to Boost Profitability" Zacks 8:28 AM
  • "IBM Watson Commerce Adopted by Ernes to Boost Profitability" Zacks 10:10 AM
  • "IBM Watson and FDA to explore blockchain for secure patient data exchange" TechCentral 8:28 AM
  • "Will Earnings Squash Bull Market in IBM?" TheStreet 7:00 AM
  • "Is Intel's HERE Investment a Jab at Alphabet?" Market Realist 7:00 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen CPU sort of gets a release date" ExtremeTech 8:25 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen CPU To Compete With Nvidia GTX 1080" TechFrag 8:24 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2017 CPU line-up, specs, price point set for February big reveal; Quad-core versions threat to Intel" Yibada 8:25 AM
  • "Dell kill their long-awaited 4K OLED monitor because of technical difficulties" PCGamesN 8:22 AM
  • "Cisco: A Cloud Strategy for a Multicloud World" DABCC 8:21 AM
  • "PC sales fall again despite new models and form factors: Gartner and IDC data paint similar picture" V3 7:21 AM
  • "Why PC Sales Keep Falling?" iTech Post 8:23 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Not Clear It's Investible for Five-Year Periods, Says Bernstein" Barron's 12:48 PM
  • "Trump-proposed corporate tax reform predicted to have minor positive impact on Apple EPS" AppleInsider 11:16 AM
  • "AAPL Stock: Peter Thiel Delivers a Blunt Reality Check to Apple Inc." Profit Confidential 7:09 AM
  • "UBS takes a deep dive into Apple's taxes under Trump" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:15 AM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq ends at a fresh record, banks gain; Dow retreats from 20,000: J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo, Bank of America all rise after results" MarketWatch 3:53 PM
  • "S&P 500 Rises on Strength in Financial Stocks, Dow Slips: The S&P 500 moves higher on Friday as financials benefit from better-than-expected earnings from Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase." TheStreet 3:53 PM
  • "Stocks: Nasdaq hits high, but Dow retreats from 20,000 ... again" Associated Press 3:52 PM
  • "Stocks Climb as U.S. Banks Start Reporting Earnings: U.S. financial stocks rose Friday, as the start of banks' earnings season reignited buying in the sector after its postelection rally had stalled." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:52 PM
  • "Asian markets close out the week mainly lower: Nikkei bucks trend, reverses large chunk of previous session's decline" MarketWatch 8:32 AM
  • "Fiat rebound sends European stocks higher into the weekend: Drugmakers recover after Trump-related drop" MarketWatch 8:32 AM

 
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