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Friday 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/Macintosh
  • "Apple: Investors Are Happy, But What About Consumers? Investors are thrilled with Apple's latest results, but much of what Tim Cook had to say last night was aimed at consumers. Barron's Next reads between the lines."  Barron's 11:29 AM
  • "Apple Breaks Losing Streak, as Sales of iPhone 7 Shine: Tech giant's top line rises, ending a string of three straight quarters of decline, though margins are pressured"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:55 AM
  • "Apple's Q1 2017: Records for the iPhone and services, but the iPad still struggles/Apple's earnings report had a lot of bright spots. None was iPad-shaped."  Macworld 6:52 AM
  • "How many iPhones did Apple sell every second during the last quarter? Over the quarter Apple sold 39,000 metric tons of iPhones, the equivalent of 630 modern battle tanks." ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "Mac ends sales slump with record revenue of $7.2B: High-priced MacBook Pro with Touch Bar kicks up average selling price to highest point in four years" Computerworld 9:01 AM
  • "Apple's record revenue was helped by a calendar quirk" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Strong iPhone 7 sales 'a bridge' to Apple's next upgrade" Reuters 11:00 AM
  • "Apple sells 78m iPhones in quarter, record profits in tow" Memeburn 6:56 AM
  • "See how Apple's 'Services' revenue has grown steadily amid changes in other business segments" AppleInsider 3:11 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook compares $1bn Qualcomm case to being overcharged for a sofa" V3 7:05 AM
  • "Apple's commitment to diversity faces test at shareholder meeting: A shareholder proposal asks Apple to implement management hiring policies tied to diversity goals"  IDG News Service 8:03 AM
  • "Tim Cook says India is 'a great place to be' as Apple posts its all-time record revenue" Mashable 7:23 AM
  • "Apple is spending billions on secret R&D projects — and it keeps spending more" Business Insider 11:10 AM
OS X
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "A reminder to iCloud users: Mail Drop attachments expire and disappear/It's a way for iCloud Mail users to send large files, but remember, they won't stay on file for very long." Macworld 7:15 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Install ddrescue and Recover Files for Free" The Mac Observer 6:00 PM
  • "How to save your Desktop and Documents folder to iCloud Drive in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7:02 AM
  • "How To Pay Your iTunes Subscriptions From The Desktop" AddictiveTips 11:15 AM
  • "Mac Context-Based Siri Reminders" MacMost 10:50 AM
  • "Make Mac Scrolling Smart" TeraTalks 8:13 AM
  • "iDo iPastels On My iMac Because iCan" Mac360 7:48 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Building a better WordPress Post Editor" Foliovision 2:02 PM
  • "The Malware On Every Mac, iPhone, iPad" Mac360 8:47 AM
  • "How I Beat My Browser Tab Addiction" Tonic 7:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "Abvent releases Artlantis 6.5" Abvent 8:56 AM
  • "The best Outlook msg and winmail.dat reader for macOS just got better" prMac 6:50 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Strategy Analytics: Global Smartphone Shipments Hit a Record 1.5 Billion Units in 2016" ["Apple iPhone recaptured first position with 18 percent global smartphone marketshare in Q4 2016, while OPPO grew 99 percent annually and was the star performer."] Business Wire 6:50 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung see smartphone declines in full year 2016: First-ever down year for Apple in a 'roller coaster' market, IDC says" Computerworld 2:30 PM
  • "Apple Overtakes Samsung As World's Top Smartphone Vendor in Q4 2016" MacRumors 6:51 AM
  • "Apple crosses Samsung in smartphone market, helped by the Note7 debacle: Apple shipped about 800,000 more phones than Samsung in the holiday quarter." IDG News Service 6:52 AM
  • "Apple Tops Samsung in Global Smartphone Sales" 24/7 Wall St. 6:51 AM
  • "Apple to more than double floor space at iconic Fifth Avenue store" AppleInsider 8:35 PM
  • "The iPhone 7 keeps stealing Android users" BGR 7:03 AM
  • "Samsung is on fire, overtakes Apple as world's #1 chip-shifter" The Register 7:31 AM
  • "Estimate pegs holiday Apple Watch sales at 5.2M, giving Apple a 63% marketshare" AppleInsider 7:48 PM
  • "Tim Cook talks cash repatriation" CNBC Videos 2:40 PM
  • "Apple considering legal action over Trump's travel ban" CNNMoney 6:54 AM
  • "Apple hasn't ruled out legal challenge to Trump's immigration ban" CNET 6:55 AM
  • "Apple considers legal action against Trump's plans" Computerworld 8:47 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Hundreds of Apple employees affected by immigration ban, company considering legal action" 9to5Mac 6:53 AM
  • "Apple weighing legal action against Trump immigration ban, to match employee donations to refugee relief funds" AppleInsider 6:53 AM
  • "Justin Long, actor who played the Mac in Apple ad campaign, now appearing in (terrible) Huawei ad [Video] 9to5Mac 7:38 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' widow cuts Disney stake in half" Cult of Mac 11:38 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Colbert shows off iPad early at the Grammys" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung expected to unveil Galaxy Tab S3 at Mobile World Congress" ExtremeTech 5:29 PM
  • "Facebook is testing a lot more ads in a lot more places" Recode 7:54 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Clockwise #174: Irrational Exuberance" Six Colors 2:05 PM
  • "MacVoices #17065: Bob LeVitus Will Help Mac Users Work Smarter" MacVoices 2:03 PM
  • "The iPhone's Future, Prince and Streaming Music -TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-01" The Mac Observer 1:19 PM
  • "Apple's Mobility Partner Program comes out of hiding: 'I actually know people by their real names over at Apple,' says one partner building apps for iOS devices" Network World 11:11 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Developing New Mac Chip in Test of Intel Independence" ["The chip, which went into development last year, is similar to one already used in the latest MacBook Pro to power the keyboard's Touch Bar feature, the people said. The updated part, internally codenamed T310, would handle some of the computer's low-power mode functionality, they said. The people asked not to be identified talking about private product development. It's built using ARM Holdings Plc. technology and will work alongside an Intel processor."]  Bloomberg 3:26 PM
  • "Apple is reportedly building more of its own chips to use in Macs" The Verge 4:23 PM
  • "Report: Apple is kind-of-sort-of working on more ARM chips for its Macs/But this doesn't mean Apple is replacing Intel's CPUs, at least not yet." Ars Technica 5:40 PM
  • "Report: Apple-developed ARM chip may appear in updated MacBook Pro this year" 9to5Mac 5:41 PM
  • "Apple is preparing an updated MacBook Pro for later this year" Business Insider 4:23 PM
  • "Report: Apple Designing New Mac Chips In-House" PC Magazine 9:19 PM
  • "Apple's iOS 10.3 beta warning: Does it signal end for 32-bit apps in iOS 11?" ZDNet 7:35 AM
  • "Apple Pay transactions up 500 percent in Q1, Comcast to support bill payments soon" AppleInsider 7:25 AM
  • "Apple pushes AirPods firmware 3.5.1 to synchronized iPhones with minor bug fixes" AppleInsider 8:15 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "SOS! My MacBook charging cable is fraying! How do I save it?!" iMore 9:11 AM
  • "Wi-Fi Signals Cripple LG's 5K Display Sold by Apple" Tom's Guide 8:52 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:53 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:53 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:53 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "MacBook Pro 2016 re-review: Three months later" iMore 11:12 AM
  • "Tested: The truth behind the MacBook Pro's 'terrible' battery life/Many benchmarks later, the answer lies somewhere between a smaller battery and heavier workloads." PCWorld 6:52 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple's AirPods are Pure Magic" MacTrast 11:10 AM
  • "Eero Wi-Fi System review: Eero is better than a year go, but still too expensive" CNET 7:39 AM
  • "Chipolo Plus review: A Bluetooth tracker loud enough to find most anything" Macworld 8:15 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "First look: Theater Mode in Apple's watchOS 3.2 beta" AppleInsider 6:01 PM
  • "'Paperback: The Game' Review – A Story of Scrabble and Steroids" Touch Arcade 11:10 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to adjust brightness on the LG UltraFine Display with the MacBook Pro's Touch BarĀ [Video] 9to5Mac 5:57 PM
  • "How to Delete Movies from TV App on iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 3:12 PM
  • "How to get a secure connection on iOS and macOS by using OpenVPN" TechRepublic 8:52 AM
  • "Setting Your Default Calendar Across macOS and iOS Devices" The Mac Observer 8:47 AM
  • "How to book dinner reservations for Valentine's Day with your iPhone" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "Here Is How to Fend Off a Hijacking of Home Devices" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:55 AM
Tips
  • "Messages About iMessages, but Not From Apple" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:03 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Fusing the Mac, or slipping a LITTLE ARM inside" iMore 9:26 PM
  • "Surprise: Hardback Book Sales Overtake E-books Despite iPad and iPhone" The Mac Observer 8:49 PM
  • "Apple's Q1 2017 Results" MJ Tsai 5:29 PM
  • "Tim Cook is living in the future (and you can too)" Cult of Mac 3:11 PM
  • "iPhone 8 concept imagines dual screens on all-glass design, dynamic Home button, more [Video] 9to5Mac 2:19 PM
  • "This is Microsoft's master plan to make PCs beat Macs" BGR 2:05 PM
  • "It's time to stop doubting Apple" Mashable 11:10 AM
  • "Apple's $50b Services Target Just Isn't Ambitious Enough" Apple Must 10:50 AM
  • "Cramer: Apple is 'not a cell phone company'" CNBC 8:55 AM
  • "Sorry haters, the iPhone isn't going anywhere" BGR 8:14 AM
  • "Mac And iPhone: How Thin Is Too Thin?" Mac360 8:13 AM
  • "In China, Apple's gegenpress doesn't scare the locals" The Register 7:30 AM
  • "Juicy Takeaways on Apple Post Earnings" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:03 AM
  • "The iPad market" iMore 7:03 AM
  • "Are PCs finally cutting into Apple's domination of the high end?" The Verge 6:59 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Is it time to say 'goodbye' to Google Allo?" AFP Relax News 1:18 PM
  • "Google's Bounty Of Bugs" NoodleMac 8:46 AM
  • "Mossberg: Immigration builds America's tech dominance" The Verge 8:14 AM
  • "The IoT Platforms Report: How software is helping the Internet of Things evolve" Business Insider 7:39 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Super Mario Run' now has an easy mode: If you've been getting stuck on a level, Nintendo has your back." Engadget 6:15 PM
  • "Fantastical gets an iMessage app with version 2.8 for iPhone and iPad" iMore 11:39 AM
  • "Facebook planning Apple TV, set-top box app with video focus: Report" ZDNet 10:59 AM
  • "Facebook reportedly working on an app for Apple TV for long-form video content" 9to5Mac 8:55 AM
  • "Following Mario's mobile success, Nintendo plans to release 2-3 new iPhone games each year" AppleInsider 8:50 AM
  • "Slowly - New Pen Pal App available now on the App Store" prMac 6:51 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 is now on one in four systems -- but can it catch Windows 7?" BetaNews 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft is reportedly building Windows 10 Cloud to take on Chrome OS" The Next Web 6:58 AM
  • "The future of Microsoft's languages: C# to be powerful, Visual Basic friendly/A change that should have been made fifteen years ago." Ars Technica 8:34 PM
  • "AI that knows you're sick before you do: IBM's five-year plan to remake healthcare" ZDNet 7:35 AM
  • "IBM Gives Watson a New Challenge: Your Tax Return" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:43 PM
  • "IBM's Watson wants to help you do your taxes at H&R Block" ZDNet 8:43 PM
  • "HP Outlook Tempered by Canon, Xerox Data" Barron's 11:10 AM
  • "Tectonic shifts at Intel as cloud rips into enterprise server sales" Diginomica 8:05 AM
  • "Intel to start 7-nm chip production this year" PC Retail 8:04 AM
  • "AMD Confirms Ryzen Processor And Vega Graphics Card Release Dates" Forbes 7:59 AM
  • "AMD conference call confirms Ryzen and Vega are on track" Hexus 7:59 AM
  • "AMD sets Ryzen up for a strong start as chip battle with Intel looms: AMD loyalists will grab the early Ryzen chips, and the following word-of-mouth will determine if Intel fans switch camps" Computerworld New Zealand 5:58 PM
  • "AMD posts another loss, predicts upcoming revenue dip" bit-tech 7:59 AM
  • "AMD Vega Products Shipping Confirmed For Q2 2017" SegmentNext 7:59 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen CPU: Most Significant Consumer Product Catering High-Margin Server Business; Will Take on Intel Core i5, Core i7 [Video] University Herald 7:57 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Won't Offer 6-Core Models; Top Models May Cost More Than $700" MobiPicker 7:58 AM
  • "AMD's had a horrible 2016: Never mind, it lost slightly less than half a billion this time" The Register 8:53 AM
  • "AMD Jumps 12%: No Room for Error, Says Street" Barron's 11:38 AM
  • "AMD's stock soars on heavy volume as analysts boost price targets after results" MarketWatch 11:38 AM
  • "Cisco Halts AppDynamics' IPO Plans with Acquisition Offer" Market Realist 7:04 AM
  • "Cisco is launching products to transform workplaces into smart buildings" VentureBeat 7:15 AM
  • "Cisco updates Tetration analytics platform, aims to automate security policies" ZDNet 7:35 AM
  • "Cisco rounds out Tetration analytics with security enforcement" The Register 7:31 AM
  • "Oracle to driver developers: 'Come play with our interface'" The Register 7:31 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple soars to 18-month high on hopes for next iPhone" CNNMoney 12:45 PM
  • "Apple beats: What the analysts are saying now" Apple 3.0 7:38 AM
  • "Investors digest Apple's sweet earnings, look ahead to Facebook and the Fed statement" Yahoo! Finance 7:37 AM
  • "Cramer: Apple's Suppliers Still Have Room to Run/ Broadcom, Cirrus Logic and other stocks aren't done rising yet." TheStreet 2:40 PM
Industry News
  • "Stock market closes higher on Fed statement, Apple rally: Apple contributes about 50 points to Dow's advance" MarketWatch 4:21 PM
  • "Wall Street Struggles for Direction After Fed Votes No Change on Rates: Wall Street struggles for direction in the final hours of Wednesday's session after the Federal Reserve stands pat on rates." TheStreet 4:21 PM
  • "Stocks slightly higher; Tech Stocks rally on Apple earnings" Associated Press 4:21 PM
  • "S&P 500 Ends Flat, Apple Spike Lifts Nasdaq" Reuters 4:21 PM
  • "Apple Shares Push Tech Stocks Higher: Solid economic data and improved corporate earnings help spur gains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:20 PM
  • "Asian markets close mostly higher ahead of Fed meeting: Hang Seng drops, while Nikkei recovers after two days of losses" MarketWatch 7:41 AM
  • "Pops for Volvo, Roche help propel European stocks higher: Shares of Apple suppliers rise" MarketWatch 7:41 AM

 
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