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Weekend Highlights: Next iPhones seen as possible growth driver; late Thursday Apple announced $300 million initiative for clean energy in China; Mark Gurman reporting on Adobe's plan to release full Photoshop on iPad in new strategy, something Jonny Evans sees as death of "iPad is not productive" narrative; Gizmodo primer for making Mac and Android phones play nice together; IDC report notes growth in PC market, but Apple remains "nearly flat [in] year-on-year growth"; Cheddar article looks at Valley of Genius author's "secrets about Steve Jobs' life and death"; Apple releases four (1, 2, 3, 4) Apple Pay videos on YouTube; Craig Hunter reviews new MacBook Pro; AppleInsider not thrilled with lack of real keyboard reliability improvement, and David Gewirtz thinks Apple intro'd laptops in "in a tone-deaf, we-don't-really-care-about-pro-users-needs kind of way"—plenty more in our Op/Ed section.

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  • "Apple, Google, Facebook and others write to Trump urging immigrant ban rethink"  V3 7:16 AM
  • "IBM, United Airlines partner to improve customer service with enterprise iOS apps"  TechRepublic 8:44 AM
  • "Irish calculation similar to EU on Apple tax estimate: minister" Reuters 7:21 AM
  • "Indian IT Minister Says Apple Plans To Make iPhones In Bengaluru" BuzzFeed 2:02 PM
  • "How to Sort ls Command by Date" OS X Daily 1:28 PM
  • "How to hide the Spotlight Search icon from the menu bar" iDownload Blog 7:15 AM
  • "How To (Sort of) Block Emails In Apple Mail On macOS" The Mac Observer 6:31 AM
  • "AppKiller Killer App Kills Mac Apps" Mac 360 7:52 AM
Press Releases
  • "Baccus - A new flexible, fast and efficient backup App for your Mac" prMac 6:42 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple, Google, Microsoft and others challenge Trump on immigrant ban: Firms draft an open letter to president over controversial executive order" The Inquirer 9:51 PM
  • "iPhone 7, 7 Plus Grow US Installed Base: Older iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Still Represent Significant Block of iPhone Owners" [2-page PDF] CIRP 7:10 AM
  • "One in three iPhones in US is a Plus model" BetaNews 11:36 AM
  • "Conflicting statistics still put Apple's iPad at top of tablet market in Dec. quarter" AppleInsider 12:15 PM
  • "Apple Paid a Price For Not Overhauling iPhone 7 Design" Fortune 11:34 AM
  • "Apple Watch Seizes 63% of Global Smartwatch Market" 24/7 Wall St. 6:32 AM
  • "Apple Watch helps smartwatch shipments rebound in 4Q 2016, says Strategy Analytics" DigiTimes 7:20 AM
  • "Tablet Market Woes Continue as Growth in Detachable Tablets Takes Its First Vacation During the Holiday Season, According to IDC" ["Apple's venerable hold on the tablet market is yet to be challenged although the company is not immune to overall market challenges, declining 18.8% in 4Q16. The iPad Pro lineup made up only a small portion of overall shipments as the iPad Air 2 and Mini tablets continued to account for the majority of the shipments for Apple. For every 10 slate tablets shipped, Apple only sold 1 iPad Pro tablet."] Business Wire 8:04 AM
  • "Hacker Dumps iOS Cracking Tools Allegedly Stolen from Cellebrite"  Motherboard 12:27 PM
  • "Hacker uncovers files suggesting Cellebrite used codes from jailbreak tools to defeat iPhone security" AppleInsider 2:02 PM
  • "Apple's iconic Fifth Avenue store will become twice as big" Cult of Mac 7:53 AM
  • "Currency impact doubled fall for Apple's sales in China, but underlying conditions remain tough" 9to5Mac 9:00 AM
  • "Apple was supposed to move into its new $5 billion campus in January — here's what it looks like right now" Business Insider 11:26 AM
  • "Tim Cook to Receive Newseum's 2017 Free Expression Award" MacRumors 1:26 PM
  • "Exploding iPhone 6 Plus gives owner rude awakening" Cult of Mac 11:12 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Gil Amelio takes over as CEO" Cult of Mac 8:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Hacking Tools Used By Cellebrite Have Been Released" The Mac Observer 5:05 PM
  • "'Lipstick on a pig': Time Warner Cable 'deceived the FCC' in speed tests/'We just have to make it work temporarily,' TWC said of FCC speed tests." Ars Technica 3:34 PM
  • "Google gives up on 'Hands Free' wireless mobile payments" Engadget 7:53 AM
  • "'Alt-right' threads shut down by Reddit" BBC 6:44 AM
  • "Rebound 122: Artistically Bereft" Six Colors 11:15 AM
  • "Software Training—How Pluralsight Is Taking Aim at AEC and Manufacturing" Architosh 11:03 AM
  • "Apple Talk 22: Q1 2017 analysis, with Neil Cybart" iMore 10:12 AM
  • "Apple to use own ARM-based low power chip in future MacBooks" V3 7:16 AM
  • "Apple Working on Custom Mac Chips to Cut Reliance on Intel" The Mac Observer 5:38 PM
  • "Samsung and Apple remain top global semiconductor customers, says Gartner" DigiTimes 7:20 AM
  • "Apple's New Chip Will Improve MacBook Battery Life" LAPTOP Magazine 7:36 AM
  • "Tim Cook Says 'Exciting Things' Coming to iPad as Tablet Sales Continue to Drop" MacRumors 11:17 AM
  • "Apple Files Augmented Reality Patent for a 'Wearable Information System'" Upload VR 5:08 PM
  • "Apple investigating portable Apple Watch charger with band integration" AppleInsider 6:42 AM
  • "Apple Invents a Portable/Wearable Battery System for Apple Watch" Patently Apple 7:14 AM
  • "Patent hints at power-supplying smartwatch bands (and a round Apple Watch)" Apple World Today 8:06 AM
  • "Beware the bulgy battery: lithium-ion batteries removed from laptops can still be dangerous" Macworld 7:22 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:08 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:08 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:08 AM

  • "I paid $3,000 for my MacBook Pro and got emotional whiplash"  Yahoo! Finance 12:23 PM
  • "AKiTiO Node Thunderbolt 3 eGPU for 'late 2016' MacBook Pro" Bare Feats 10:09 AM
  • "CalDigit USB-C Dock review: A full-featured USB-C dock with both DisplayPort and HDMI ports" Macworld 8:17 AM
  • "Custom-fit Apple Watch band takes simplicity to next level [Reviews] Cult of Mac 3:35 PM
  • "Nomad's Horween leather case for iPhone crosses luxury with protection" iDownload Blog 7:16 AM
  • "The iGlaze Pro 15 is one shell of a case for new MacBook Pros" Apple World Today 7:15 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Evernote 8: A Review and Comparison with Apple Notes" MacStories 11:12 AM
  • "How To Ping and Find Your Lost iPhone Using Your Apple Watch" MacTrast 2:28 PM
  • "Amazon Echo 101: The basics of Alexa" iMore 10:12 AM
  • "Apple just released its first AirPods firmware update – here's how to install it" BGR 8:17 AM
  • "How to use the iPhone Photo app to quickly mark up photos" Apple World Today 7:15 AM
  • "Customizing the Library View in the iOS 10 Music app Tips" iLounge 3:56 PM
  • "Buying Memory For Your Mac" MacMost 11:02 AM
  • "Apple, ARM, and the coming of the hybrid Mac"  Six Colors 9:04 PM
  • "Apple, Google, Other Techs Build Coalition to Oppose Trump's Muslim Ban" The Mac Observer 5:56 PM
  • "America has almost no love for small iPhones" Cult of Mac 3:35 PM
  • "Roundup: A Look at Various iPhone 8 Concepts and Mockups" MacRumors 3:34 PM
  • "My LG UltraFine Display 5K isn't affected by nearness to a router" Apple World Today 12:18 PM
  • "This One Tweet Says Why Apple Is The Tech Industry Boss" Apple Must 11:54 AM
  • "Qualcomm's two mutually-reinforcing monopolies: SEP thicket, baseband processor chipsets" Foss Patents 11:18 AM
  • "From Yale: How Apple v. Amazon was misjudged" Apple 3.0 11:17 AM
  • "Apple media vs. mainstream: How do we keep getting it wrong?" iMore 11:12 AM
  • "Comment: CIRP data shows just how good the iPhone 8 needs to be to succeed" 9to5Mac 10:12 AM
  • "Comparing Brands: Apple vs. Google" Mac360 8:37 AM
  • "On The MacBook Pro's Battery Life" PixoBebo 8:17 AM
  • "Apple And The iPad's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Numbers" Mac 360 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Watch: Failure? Or, Success?" McSolo 8:03 AM
  • "Apple ARM's for battle: If you enjoyed the PC wars, you'll love the connected everything annihilation" Computerworld 8:17 AM
  • "This iPhone 8 Concept Could Be Mistaken for An Apple Ad [Video] RazMag 7:19 AM
  • "Has Apple Missed the Voice-Controlled Hub Revolution?" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:11 AM
  • "The bad news: iPhone sales are up" Macworld 6:42 AM
  • "Why You Absolutely Need a Backup Hard Drive" Time 7:14 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Snap, Snapchat's parent company, files for $3 Billion IPO" 9to5Mac 4:03 PM
  • "TxtBck is an iMessage App that Makes You a Better Texter" MacStories 12:32 PM
  • "Subaru's 2018 Legacy unveiled at Chicago Auto Show is company's latest w/ Apple's CarPlay" 9to5Mac 12:15 PM
  • "Microsoft Outlook for iOS now supports add-ins like Giphy and Trello" The Verge 12:15 PM
  • "Counting Down to Special Events with One Day" prMac 12:14 PM
  • "Netgear Nighthawk M1: LTE Cat 16 Router up to 1 Gbps" AnandTech 11:18 AM
  • "Interactive toys that take iPad learning to the next level! 🚂🤓" iMore 11:17 AM
  • "Tablet Market Falls 9% in Q4 2016 with Apple, Samsung Down Double Digits" PRNewswire 8:06 AM
  • "Davis Names Top-25 Brand Leaders for 2016: Apple Drops from #1 Spot, Bested by Alphabet" PRNewswire 8:06 AM
  • "IBM and United Airlines Collaborate on Enterprise iOS Apps to Transform Travel Experience" PRNewswire 8:05 AM
  • "How to download Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem Heroes' on iOS and Android right now" BGR 7:54 AM
  • "Taiwan market: Apple Pay mobile payment service to be available soon" DigiTimes 7:20 AM
  • "YouTube's latest feature answers every iPhone user's prayer" Mashable 6:41 AM
  • "Chrome 56 for iOS adds a QR code scanner via 3D Touch, redesigns iPad tab switcher" 9to5Mac 8:17 AM
  • "Google's Chrome browser has a new trick for iPhone users" Mashable 6:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft asks for exemptions to Trump's immigration order for visa holders" TechCrunch 12:59 PM
  • "Microsoft to feds: Please exempt our immigrant workers hit by travel ban/'There is no evidence that they pose a security or safety threat to the United States.'" Ars Technica 5:17 PM
  • "Microsoft is taking its Detroit operation downtown" TechCrunch 7:25 PM
  • "Microsoft's guidance for Windows PCs in 2017 will do nothing to reverse sales decline" ExtremeTech 7:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Shares 2017 Game Plan For 'Cool' Windows 10 Devices Leveraging Cortana And Mixed Reality" HotHardware 4:29 PM
  • "Microsoft has a new plan to make PCs cool again" TechRadar UK 6:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Sharpens (And Bets On) .NET Core Tools" Forbes 6:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Might Finally Launch The Surface Pro 5 After Skipping A Year" iTech Post 6:27 AM
  • "Microsoft details new Edge features coming in Windows 10 Creators Edition: It's... underwhelming" The Inquirer 6:27 AM
  • "Windows Cloud is Microsoft's Attempt to Resurrect Windows RT" DeviceMAG 6:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Makes It Easier to Install PowerShell Core on Linux" Softpedia 6:27 AM
  • "'Build for Africa': Microsoft launches Windows #Insiders4Good East Africa Fellowship" Neowin 6:12 AM
  • "Microsoft HoloLens and HTC Vive combine to create 'shared reality'" Neowin 10:38 AM
  • "Microsoft drops its Office 365 'Project Osaka' app before it ever launched" ZDNet 3:36 PM
  • "Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Creators Update test build has lots of fixes for PC users" ZDNet 3:36 PM
  • "HPE acquires security startup Niara to boost its ClearPass portfolio: Niara's software helps enterprises detect and protect from threats that have penetrated perimeter defenses" IDG News Service 6:15 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise Acquires Niara For Machine Learning Security Technology" Seeking Alpha 12:11 PM
  • "HPE splashes the cash on security firm Niara" IT PRO 6:21 AM
  • "Motivational speaker in the slammer after HPE applies for court order: A story of a £24k ring and a man who compared himself to Nelson Mandela" The Register 6:40 AM
  • "HP's 15-inch Spectre x360 features upgraded hardware and a new look for 2017: The most dramatic updates include a higher-res display and a much bigger battery." PCWorld Australia 6:21 AM
  • "IBM's David Zaharchuk: Blockchain Tools Could Help Agencies in Contract Mgmt, Regulatory Compliance" Executive Biz 6:25 AM
  • "IBM Survey: Government Interest in Blockchain Tech Is High" DCE Brief 6:25 AM
  • "IBM and United Airlines collaborate on enterprise iOS apps" ZDNet 10:16 AM
  • "The new Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition is the little Linux laptop that can: The new Linux-friendly Kaby Lake XPS 13 improves on past models." PCWorld 6:20 AM
  • "Dell XPS 2-IN-1 vs Lenovo X1 Yoga 2017: Which Hybrid Laptop Is The Best All-rounder?" iTech Post 6:20 AM
  • "AMD posts strong Q4 2016 results, confirms Ryzen, Vega launch dates" ExtremeTech 10:16 AM
  • "AMD 6-core Ryzen possible after all" Fudzilla 6:22 AM
  • "AMD Vega GPUs to become available in Q2 2017" Ocaholic 6:23 AM
  • "Hexa-core AMD Ryzen CPUs Might Be Possible" The Tech 52 6:23 AM
  • "Oracle, Inoapps bring out new cloud selection system" Telecompaper 6:27 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "More iPhones, Less Profit" Nasdaq 5:08 PM
  • "Is the Options Market Predicting a Spike in Apple Stock?" Zacks 8:44 AM
  • "Apple: Shareholder 'Bonus Check' This Year?" Seeking Alpha 7:54 AM
  • "Apple sees record revenues in 1Q fiscal 2017" DigiTimes 7:20 AM
  • "Don't Sell Your Apple Stock Now -- Here's Why" TheStreet 1:28 PM
Industry News
  • "GoPro stock crashes more than 10% after failing to meet Wall Street's expectations" TechCrunch 3:30 PM
  • "GoPro lost $373 million during its awful 2016: But a new Hero 6 lineup is coming this year" The Verge 4:51 PM
  • "Earnings deluge; Trump diplomacy; Takeover time?" CNNMoney 6:34 AM
  • "Dow Declines as Worries Over White House Diplomacy Keep Wall Street on Edge: Donald Trump was the center of the news cycle again on Thursday with a barrage of news from Washington, D.C., keeping Wall Street on edge." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Wall Street Stalls as the Market's Priorities Diverge from Trump's" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ trading volume joins the top ten ranking for the year. NASDAQ Composite Index closes at 5,636.20" Nasdaq 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks close mixed amid political uncertainty" USA Today 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Edges Lower as Telecom Shares Drop: Investors are weighing Donald Trump's protectionist policies against the possibility of tax cuts and stimulus" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets meander amid positive economic data" MarketWatch 6:37 AM
  • "3 things to watch for at the Bank of England's 'Super Thursday'" MarketWatch 6:37 AM

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