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Monday Highlights: TheStreet predicting Apple's services "will be a profit monster within 10 years"; but some less than stellar news for Apple out of India as company "failing spectacularly" in smartphone market there, losing out to "cheaper devices from Asian manufacturers such as Samsung, Oppo, and Vivo"; with news of full Adobe Photoshop for iPad, one artist believes the time is ripe for a revolution making iPad Pro essential part of workflow; Facebook, Apple, Google's respective AIs facing government scrutiny for invasion of privacy; Apple releases three (1, 2, 3) motivational videos encouraging Apple Watch users to close their rings; Wall Street Journal investigation into how mobile carriers access and share our whereabouts; DigiTimes reports high levels of iPhone X components in supplier inventories; 2018 MacBook Pro keyboards have silicone membrane which may, or at least help, prevent issues where random debris damages mechanisms.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple will post iPhone sales gains next week, ending a 9-month slump: Financial analysts forecast sales of 75-80M, and an average year-over-year increase of 3.4%"  Computerworld 12:32 PM
  • "Apple's IPhone Sales Set to Rebound, But for How Long?"  Bloomberg 7:01 AM
  • "What to expect from Apple's Q4 2016 earnings call next week: Every three months, Apple reports on what just happened, and gives guidance for what's coming next."  Macworld 6:35 AM
  • "Apple Earnings Preview: Is Growth Story Stalling?" Bloomberg Video 10:25 AM
  • "Apple iPhone Price Under Pressure as Buyers Seek Cheaper Devices"  Bloomberg 12:39 PM
  • "How Apple vs. Qualcomm Fits Business Strategy" Investopedia 3:42 PM
  • "Apple sues chip-maker Qualcomm in China" BBC 7:05 AM
  • "Apple sues Qualcomm in China, expanding fight over patent licensing" Ars Technica 6:20 AM
  • "Qualcomm CEO fires back at Apple: Bring it on"  CNET 7:04 AM
  • "Apple sued over singer's right of publicity in iPhone ad singing: No copyright, but can an artist's voice sustain a 'right of publicity' case?" Ars Technica 11:23 AM
  • "Apple Should Buy Disney: Creating A Trillion-Dollar Mousetrap"  Seeking Alpha 6:04 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Releases First macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Public Beta With New Night Shift Mode" MacRumors 12:32 PM
  • "Apple releases macOS 10.12.4 public beta 1 with Night Shift for Mac" 9to5Mac 12:32 PM
  • "macOS 10.12.4 properly displays icons for Windows executable files in Finder" iDownload Blog 3:44 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "First look: Night Shift mode comes to Mac in latest macOS Sierra beta" AppleInsider 6:33 AM
  • "How to Play Live Photos in Photos for Mac" OS X Daily 7:55 PM
  • "iCloud Tabs Stopped Working on Your Mac? How to Get Them Back" Apple Must 6:18 AM
  • "Fix Missing iCloud Tabs in Safari on macOS Sierra" Kirkville 6:36 AM
  • "How to customize System Preferences" iMore 6:40 AM
  • "How to take a screenshot without the shadow effect on Mac" iDownload Blog 6:11 PM
  • "Off The Grid: A Modern FCPX-RED-Resolve Workflow- Part 4- Group Workflow and Finishing in FCPX" fcp.co 7:13 AM
  • "Cassandra: Menu Bar Battery Panel Screen Power-use icon with Update to macOS 10.12.3" eXtensions 6:18 AM
  • "Cassandra: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse -Online Access and Backup Solutions" eXtensions 6:18 AM
  • "Checklist Pie Charts in Numbers" MacMost 10:15 AM
  • "How to customize your Finder view options in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 6:41 AM
  • "Tracking Time On A Mac" Mac 360 8:24 AM
Op/Ed
  • "We Need More App Stores" Mac360 8:42 AM
  • "The Browser Wars Are Over. Again. (stick a fork in almost all of 'em; Google won)" Mac360 8:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "Editors Keys launches Logic/Final Cut/Adobe shortcut keyboard covers for the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar" 9to5Mac 1:17 PM
  • "Banktivity 6 for Mac Adds Workspace, Tags, Quick Reports, and More" MacRumors 12:32 PM
  • "CloudCities Update Focuses on BIM—New IFC Support and Password Protected Scenes" Architosh 11:51 AM
  • "Facebook adds macOS-compatible USB security keys for cryptographic account security" AppleInsider 11:28 AM
  • "Chrome will aggressively throttle background tabs – as a feature, not a bug" The Next Web 10:45 AM
  • "Life App Helps to Store, Share & Cherish Precious Moments and Memories" prMac 7:13 AM
  • "Quicken 2017 for Mac 4.4.3" TidBITS 6:22 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Set to Join Amazon, Google, Facebook in AI Research Group" Bloomberg 6:34 AM
  • "Apple Set to Join Microsoft, Google, Facebook, in AI Research Group" MacRumors 6:34 AM
  • "Apple thinks different about AI, will cooperate with others: Reports claim Apple will join cross industry AI research group to help build the standards of future machine intelligence" Computerworld 7:04 AM
  • "Apple to join Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others in AI super-group" V3 7:04 AM
  • "Apple is tipped to join an AI ethics group that includes Google, Facebook, and Amazon" Business Insider 7:03 AM
  • "Alexa, Google, Siri, Cortana: 24.5M Voice-first Devices Will Ship This Year" Forbes 1:10 PM
  • "Apple's international iTunes business moves to Ireland on Feb. 5" AppleInsider 6:11 PM
  • "Second hacker who targeted celebrity Apple accounts sentenced to 9 months in prison" AppleInsider 9:16 PM
  • "Apple rumored to start construction on second Belgian store in Bruges" AppleInsider 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Debuts New 'Close Your Rings' Ad [Video] RazMag 7:56 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Pixel 2 could have a high-end and low-end model, report says" Mashable 6:21 PM
  • "Tesla is suing its ex-Autopilot director for allegedly poaching employees and stealing confidential information" Recode 2:06 PM
  • "New report offers first leaked details on Google's Pixel 2 phone" BGR 8:41 AM
  • "Gmail will start blocking JavaScript attachments in February" Engadget 7:03 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Rebound 121: I'm More of a Gambling Man" Six Colors 10:24 AM
  • "Can Mozilla save Firefox? The latest episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete" The Verge 10:24 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Releases First iOS 10.3 Public Beta With Find My AirPods Feature" MacRumors 12:32 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 10.3 public beta 1 with Find My AirPods" 9to5Mac 12:33 PM
  • "Apple plans update to let Siri work on Apple Watch apps" V3 6:40 AM
  • "iOS developers are switching to Swift according to this Upwork study" TechCrunch 10:59 AM
  • "Apple's Swift ranks second in fastest-growing skill demands among freelancers" AppleInsider 12:33 PM
  • "If Apple wants a curved iPhone, it may not have to switch to OLED" Mashable 11:25 AM
  • "iOS 10.3 will let apps change their Home screen icon at any time, no update required" iDownload Blog 11:46 AM
  • "Apple's Third Major Folding iPhone Invention has come to Light Illustrating a Dual Fold-Out/Fold-In Form Factor" Patently Apple 7:01 AM
  • "Apple granted a patent for its Find My Friends feature on iOS devices" Apple World Today 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Details What We Can (Probably) Expect From 'Theatre Mode'" RazMag 9:16 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "How to turn the 2016 MacBook Pro into a Windows gaming machine using the compact Akitio Thunder3 + GTX 1050 Ti [Video] 9to5Mac 3:33 PM
  • "LifeProof Nüüd Case review: Protect your iPad Pro from the elements and physical abuse/Case for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro offers heavy duty protection." Macworld 6:35 AM
  • "Stylish headphone stand kills clutter dead [Reviews] Cult of Mac 11:46 AM
  • "BoomTouch first impressions: The 'As Seen on TV' speaker isn't ... horrible?" iMore 12:37 PM
  • "iVisor Pro is a fine accessory for protecting your new MacBook Pro's screen" Apple World Today 7:02 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "First look: iOS 10.3 beta's 'Find My AirPods' feature" AppleInsider 7:03 PM
  • "This iPhone App Can Do Your Kid's Homework" Time 12:14 PM
  • "infltr is short for infinite filters for your iPhone photos" Cult of Mac 8:42 AM
  • "'Collect or Die' Review - Tilt to Live, Die Anyway" Touch Arcade 11:58 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Re-Jailbreak iOS 10.2 Yalu102 After Reboot, Here's How" Redmond Pie 6:50 PM
  • "How to track down a lost Apple AirPod: Misplace one or both of your AirPods? Starting with iOS 10.3, you can use the Find My iPhone app." CNET 3:47 PM
  • "How to find out your AirPods firmware version" iDownload Blog 2:11 PM
  • "How to Enable Siri for Third Party Apps in iOS 10" OS X Daily 1:56 PM
  • "Smart Home Diary: Getting started with HomeKit" 9to5Mac 10:44 AM
  • "How to Jailbreak Your iPhone on iOS 10.2 Using Yalu and Cydia Impactor (Windows)" iClarified 1:19 PM
  • "How to jailbreak iOS 10.0-10.2 with yalu102" iDownload Blog 12:46 PM
  • "How To Jailbreak iOS 10.2 With Yalu102 [Tutorial] Redmond Pie 8:41 AM
Tips
  • "Use your iPhone's hidden sleep timer to fall asleep soundly: Forget your sleep timer app, iOS has a better one built in." CNET 7:55 PM
  • "Checking Activation Lock Status before purchasing an iOS Device Tips" iLounge 6:08 PM
  • "Can't login to public Wi-FI? Here's a fix" Mac Kung Fu 11:46 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Comment: Going from a skeptic to an every day user with Apple Watch Series 2" 9to5Mac 9:16 PM
  • "Apple's Solar Power Plants Igniting U.S. Clean Energy Economy" The Mac Observer 5:56 PM
  • "Apple's size keeps it from 'explosive growth': Expert" CNBC Videos 11:23 AM
  • "The Military Say iPhone Security 'More Sufficient' Than Samsung" Apple Must 10:47 AM
  • "Serial misunderstanding: AirPods get the usual treatment" Macworld 10:44 AM
  • "Apple needs to market 'made-in-America' iPhones, analyst ..." CNBC Videos 10:26 AM
  • "Can Apple's 'Find my Airpod' Feature Really Help?" Zacks 10:24 AM
  • "Apple vs. Qualcomm" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 10:24 AM
  • "iOS 11 rumor roundup" iMore 8:42 AM
  • "Goodbye Bluetooth And Batteries (hello USB)" McSolo 8:22 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Would you pay $800 for a Linux laptop?" The Verge 2:02 PM
  • "How to free disk space on Linux systems: Use these eight command-line utilities to reclaim space on your Linux machines." TechRepublic 1:29 PM
  • "The best Alexa skills to distract your kiddos" CNET 12:47 PM
  • "Congress Needs to Fix Our Outdated Email Privacy Law" Slate 12:39 PM
  • "LOL Dropbox Cat; 'I Can Has Your Data?" PixoBebo 8:24 AM
  • "I Help Create the Automated Technologies That Are Taking Jobs: And I feel guilty about it."  Slate 7:05 AM
  • "Net neutrality repeal? Bad idea, say IT pros" BetaNews 6:40 AM
  • "How Net Neutrality will Fare under Trump"  Tech.pinions 6:21 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "HBO Go Now Supports Apple's Single Sign-On Feature and TV App" AppAdvice 6:11 PM
  • "Official 'Apple Support' App Expands To 22 Countries" RazMag 6:05 PM
  • "Flappy Bird creator drops addictive new iOS game" Cult of Mac 10:45 AM
  • "I wish I could program: Swift hits second place on tech skills chart" iMore 10:45 AM
  • "Apple Support app now available in 22 countries and 13 languages" iDownload Blog 10:15 AM
  • "iOS 10.2 Jailbreak Released With Working MobileSubstrate! [Download] iClarified 10:24 AM
  • "Jailbreak for 10.2 released" Modmyi 7:23 AM
  • "Mozilla's privacy-focused Firefox Focus browser for iOS is now available in 27 languages" VentureBeat 7:01 AM
  • "Google Translate iOS app can now do live Word Lens translations from Japanese" 9to5Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Google Maps for iOS Now Offers Real-Time Info On How Busy a Place Is" Digital Trends 6:40 AM
  • "Become a word genius - Find all the hidden words in this addicting game" prMac 10:45 AM
  • "Indie Developer Mary Shaw Releases Animated Valentine's Day Stickers" prMac 6:34 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Profit Rises, Buoyed by Online Business" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:44 PM
  • "Microsoft Sales, Profit Top Estimates as Cloud Business Gains" Bloomberg 3:44 PM
  • "Microsoft's profit rises 3.6 percent as cloud demand soars" Reuters 3:47 PM
  • "Microsoft Rising: Better PCs Help Lift FYQ2 Sales" Barron's 6:11 PM
  • "Microsoft Rising: FYQ2 Rev, EPS Beat" Barron's 3:44 PM
  • "Cloud growth continues to boost Microsoft's financials" IDG News Service 7:55 PM
  • "Microsoft Q2 earnings edge higher on Office and cloud services growth" TechCrunch 3:43 PM
  • "CEO Satya Nadella succinctly explained the secret of Microsoft's turnaround: 'No status quo'" Business Insider 9:16 PM
  • "Microsoft's Azure cloud business almost doubled in the past year" Recode 3:43 PM
  • "Microsoft posts $26B in revenue, beating estimates in first report since closing LinkedIn acquisition" GeekWire 3:43 PM
  • "Microsoft Q2 strong, says commercial cloud tops $14 billion annual run rate" ZDNet 3:44 PM
  • "Microsoft earnings edge higher on cloud, LinkedIn" USA Today 3:43 PM
  • "Microsoft earnings 83 cents adj per share vs 79 cents per share expected" CNBC 3:34 PM
  • "Live: Microsoft beats the street, stock goes nowhere" Business Insider 3:34 PM
  • "Microsoft to continue to invest over $1 billion a year on cyber security" Reuters 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft's New Growth Strategies will Power it Higher" TheStreet 2:10 PM
  • "In the connected car, Microsoft wants Cortana in driver's seat" ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Office 365 Germany into general availability" Neowin 7:33 AM
  • "Office 365 improves email security with URL Detonation and Dynamic Delivery features" Neowin 7:34 AM
  • "Privacy International: Microsoft is helping Thailand's military government spy on web users: Firm accused of trusting the Thailand national root certificate in its software by default" The Inquirer 7:36 AM
  • "The Windows 10 Insider Preview with Game Mode will not arrive tomorrow" Neowin 7:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Reports Earnings Tonight: Good Guy, Dark-Sider Or Fence Straddler?" Seeking Alpha 11:59 AM
  • "Dell announces new Chromebooks and Windows 10-based Latitude notebooks aimed at students" Neowin 7:33 AM
  • "Dell Chromebook 11 And Chromebook 13 Announced" Geeky Gadgets 7:49 AM
  • "Dell Introduces New Laptops Designed for Students" Hi-Tech Gazette 7:49 AM
  • "HP Recalls Affected Laptops: Another Lithium-Battery Related Caused Overheating And Explosion" Mobile & Apps 7:51 AM
  • "Intel's quarterly revenue beats estimates" Reuters 3:47 PM
  • "Intel beats Q4 estimates with growth across the business" ZDNet 3:46 PM
  • "Intel Announces Record Quarterly Revenue And Full-Year Revenue" AnandTech 9:17 PM
  • "Intel Baby Canyon NUC with Core i3 now ready for purchase" SlashGear 7:52 AM
  • "Intel's Kaby Lake Core i3 NUC Available for $295" PC Magazine 7:52 AM
  • "Intel Earnings Preview: What to Watch/Investors will be looking for the data center group to track more closely with growth in cloud computing" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:52 AM
  • "IBM adds TensorFlow support to its PowerAI" ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "IBM brings Google's AI tools to its powerful computers: IBM is integrating the open-souce TensorFlow into its PowerAI toolkit" IDG News Service 7:30 AM
  • "Was Cisco's $3.7 billion purchase of AppDynamics a surprise" ZDNet 12:24 PM
  • "Cisco to buy AppDynamics for $3.7 billion in growth push: Rob Salvagno, Cisco's vice president of corporate development, said in an interview that the acquisition fits Cisco's long-term direction and its transition toward software." Reuters 7:51 AM
  • "Oracle sues its own star sales rep after she wins back $200k in pay fight" The Register 3:42 PM
  • "Oracle to launch Adaptive Intelligent Apps this spring, status of Oracle Data Cloud less certain" ZDNet 7:56 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "It's Now Time to Forget Apple Has Been One of the Best Growth Opportunities Ever" TheStreet 7:01 AM
  • "Apple Q1 Earnings: What's in the Cards this Time?" Zacks 7:37 AM
  • "How many iPhones did Apple sell last quarter?" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:42 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow notches fresh record, but S&P 500, Nasdaq flounder: Mattel Inc. falls 18% to book worst daily loss in 17 years" MarketWatch 6:12 PM
  • "Dow Scores Another Record but S&P 500, Nasdaq Decline: The Dow Jones Industrial Average scores a record close for its second day in a row, benefiting from a small bump that cemented its position above 20,000." TheStreet 6:12 PM
  • "Stocks end mixed as Dow climbs further above 20,000 mark" Associated Press 6:12 PM
  • "Stocks Near Record Highs, Dollar Up on Optimism, Earnings" Reuters 6:12 PM
  • "Blue Chips Advance to a Record: Dollar strengthens, while gold falls as investors' appetite for risk assets increases" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:11 PM
  • "Asian stocks lift off after Dow 20,000" MarketWatch 8:08 AM
  • "European stocks hang at 1-year high, buoyed by Actelion and bank shares" MarketWatch 8:08 AM

 
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