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Wednesday Highlights: Tripp Mickle at the Wall Street Journal asks if Apple is "trying to do too much" with a 10th anniversary iPhone and rumored features like wireless charging, face-recognition; Wired looks at 6 months in which Apple raced "to make the first iPhone a reality"; Vlad Savov thinks Apple gets simultaneously "too much and too little credit for iPhone"; Motherboard credits iPhone with objectifying our faces; Jonny Evans encourages enterprises to look to Apple in face of ransomware attacks; when finally made available, Gregg Keizer explains how you can install and try out macOS High Sierra public beta; Qualcomm's screen-embedded fingerprint scanner revealed at Mobile World Congress; PhoneBuff posts YouTube video speed test between OnePlus 5 and iPhone 7 Plus; in contrasting views, Forbes' Andy Robertson thinks iPad Pro with iOS 11 can be "only device your family needs" while Tom Warren at The Verge believes that combo "still won't replace your laptop"; Barron's op/ed suggests Apple may have a subscription problem; The Outline says "'Planet of the Apps' is even worse than you thought".

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple has a new TV show, so will it finally buy a big media company? No, says Eddy Cue.: 'Planet of the Apps' is another way to sell more Apple Music subscriptions."  Recode 6:49 AM
  • "Apple Tiptoes Into Producing Original Video but Plans to Pick Up Pace" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:04 AM
  • "Apple's content play to keep its ecosystem dominance: Pro" CNBC Videos 7:06 AM
  • "Apple's Eddy Cue says the future of TV is much more interactive: From sports to news to polling" The Verge 10:51 AM
  • "Cook offers clues to Apple's AR strategy: And surprise, surprise, it will be a way for Apple to sell even more iPhones." ZDNet 1:53 PM
  • "Hypocritical EU competition chief Vestager going after Apple while backing Madeira tax avoidance scheme" Foss Patents 6:14 AM
OS X
News
  • "Russian cyberspies blamed for U.S. election hacks are now targeting Macs: Security researchers found a macOS version of the X-Agent malware used by the APT28 cyberespionage group." IDG News Service 1:04 PM
  • "Apple Security Trends: What to Expect in 2017" Intego 11:36 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How to work around the 'Unable to get metadata' error in Photos: The fix for this issue isn't ideal, but there doesn't seem to be any other workaround." Macworld 7:58 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to remove MacKeeper Part II (the pop-up edition)" Macworld 3:50 PM
  • "How to Keep a Mac Efficient and Well Maintained—Part 2" Envato Tuts+ 6:56 AM
  • "When (and How) to Enable Safari Reader View" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "TodayFlights: A Flight Status Widget for macOS" MacStories 3:49 PM
  • "Onshape Intros Sheet Metal Design Tools—Coming Next Update" Architosh 1:31 PM
  • "Today, we're pleased to unveil SoundSource, a tremendously handy new tool offering fast access to all your Mac's critical sound settings!" Rogue Amoeba 10:31 AM
  • "Twitterrific developers launch Project Phoenix Kickstarter campaign to fund Mac Twitter client development" 9to5Mac 10:31 AM
  • "The Iconfactory Launches 'Project Phoenix' Kickstarter: A Twitterrific for Mac Reboot" MacStories 9:54 AM
  • "Iconfactory Plans to Rebuild Twitterrific for Mac with Kickstarter Campaign" The Mac Observer 5:43 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Eddy Cue says technology companies have a responsibility to combat fake news" Recode 7:58 AM
  • "Apple working to combat fake news in News app, Eddy Cue says" AppleInsider 6:55 AM
  • "Apple shares second clip for its upcoming Carpool Karaoke spin-off releasing in April" 9to5Mac 6:48 AM
  • "Apple fans and employees are 'ashamed' of Apple's new reality show, 'Planet of the Apps'"  Business Insider 12:17 PM
  • "Apple teases a new show that's basically 'Shark Tank' for apps plus celebrities" Mashable 6:56 AM
  • "Here's the first trailer for Apple's reality TV show 'Planet of the Apps'" Business Insider 6:55 AM
  • "Apple Offers First Look at Its TV Shows" Investopedia 11:27 AM
  • "Eddy Cue: Apple is 'working on new features' for podcasts" 9to5Mac 10:16 AM
  • "Apple becomes Wireless Power Consortium member" DigiTimes 7:04 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone outsold an entire holiday quarter of Google's Pixel phone in just 27 hours" MacDailyNews 10:28 AM
  • "Apple once considered building futuristic cybercafes instead of Apple Stores" The Next Web 10:31 AM
  • "Watch Apple's Brazilian Carnaval-themed video showcasing Portrait mode on iPhone 7 Plus" iDownload Blog 10:31 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Intel and Microsoft sued for stealing Apple code" Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Yelp launches new feature for asking and answering questions about any business" TechCrunch 7:54 PM
  • "LG's G6 could arrive with a battery capacity exceeding 3200mAh" Neowin 7:27 PM
  • "Toshiba facing bankruptcy, total disintegration thanks to bad bets on nuclear power" ExtremeTech 6:25 PM
  • "South Korean prosecution again seeks arrest of Samsung chief" Reuters 10:06 AM
  • "Samsung Group says it never paid bribes to South Korea president" Reuters 10:06 AM
  • "The stunning Samsung Galaxy S8 concept design of your dreams" [Slideshow] CNET 8:06 AM
  • "Samsung's Chromebook Plus is now available for pre-order" Neowin 8:26 PM
  • "Google must pay $20M for ripping off anti-malware patents in Chrome" The Next Web 7:58 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Apple Music's Reality TV Plans -TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-14" The Mac Observer 12:26 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 174: We talked this rumor to death" iDownload Blog 8:06 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Goldman Sachs Sees Increased Likelihood The iPhone 8 Will Include AR Content" Benzinga 7:58 AM
  • "Apple might make augmented reality a stand-out feature in the iPhone 8" The Next Web 7:58 AM
  • "Apple expected to use glass chassis for next-generation 5.8-inch iPhone; aluminum-alloy chassis for 4.7-inch" DigiTimes 7:05 AM
  • "Apple's 'iPhone 8' again rumored to feature reinforced glass back, stainless steel frame" AppleInsider 8:07 AM
  • "Glass iPhone 8 redesign will only be available on larger-size models" Cult of Mac 8:04 AM
  • "The iPhone 8 is rumoured to be getting 2 radical changes that will boost battery life" Business Insider 6:56 AM
  • "The 2016 MacBook Pro is great when it comes to battery life, but only when it's idle" Mashable 6:56 AM
  • "Many Apple Watch Models 'Sold Out' Ahead of Possible Spring Band Refresh" MacRumors 1:30 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly Considers Chinese Supplier For Next-Gen IPhone Screens" Nasdaq 9:34 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple patents screen tech capable of reading fingerprints without dedicated sensor" AppleInsider 6:55 AM
  • "Apple Granted a LuxVue Micro LED Display Patent with Interactive Microchips Likely not destined for iPhone 8" Patently Apple 7:55 AM
  • "Apple patent hints at iPhone/iPad displays with built-in Touch ID" Apple World Today 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for a Next-Gen iPhone Audio Speaker that uses Advanced Magnets to Improve Acoustic Performance" Patently Apple 7:55 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Fix Camera Freezing on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus" OS X Daily 1:14 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:48 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:48 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "2016 MacBook Pro Demonstrates Impressive Power Gains: Compared to the 2015 MacBook Pro, it draws 44 percent less power when idling." PC Magazine 10:30 AM
  • "Review: BeatsX are Apple's most affordable W1 wireless headphones" AppleInsider 12:18 PM
  • "Beats X review: Apple made the perfect running headphones" BGR 11:36 AM
  • "W1 Bluetooth wireless headphones compared: Apple AirPods, Beats Solo3, Powerbeats3 & BeatsX" 9to5Mac 6:48 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "LookUp Review: The Modern Dictionary" MacStories 1:04 PM
  • "'RPS Saga' Review - Rock, Paper, Snoozer" Touch Arcade 9:58 AM
  • "'Lords of the Fallen' Review - It's a Long Way Down" Touch Arcade 10:51 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to add, use and remove passes in Apple's Wallet app for iOS" AppleInsider 6:08 PM
  • "How to send Love screen effect, handwritten notes, and more over iMessage for Valentine's Day [Video] 9to5Mac 12:18 PM
  • "How to switch from Mac to PC, Part 1: What's driving me to do it" ["My beef with Apple is the lack of polish I've been seeing in the software over the past few years (don't get me started on the state of iTunes), and the amount of trouble I've had personally with the hardware since investing $2,700 for my current laptop. My workflow has been plagued by graphical glitches, slowdowns, and occasional refusal on the part of my ports to recognize external storage media. At times, my MacBook Pro has outright refused to boot. Heck, I couldn't get it to format an SD card if my life depended on it. Reinstalling MacOS has done nothing to sort out these issues, nor has restoring my system from a Time Machine backup."]  PCWorld 7:03 AM
Tips
  • "Filtering your Message List in the iOS 10 Mail app Tips" iLounge 4:22 PM
  • "What is Apple's Planet of the Apps: A Guide" Computerworld 9:54 AM
  • "15+ tips for better iPhone photography" Computerworld 7:48 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Don't be fooled by Apple's record high" CNBC 1:14 PM
  • "HomeKit Accessories and Device Availability in Thailand (Bangkok Post, Life)" eXtensions 7:17 PM
  • "A Recap of the Code Media Conference Interview with Eddy Cue" MacStories 12:20 PM
  • "Nostalgia fuels these wacky Apple Car concepts" Cult of Mac 12:19 PM
  • "Planet of the Apps trailer is a prototype for bad TV" Cult of Mac 11:35 AM
  • "Opinion: Why fake news is a huge threat to democracy and both Apple and the rest of us need to respond" 9to5Mac 10:03 AM
  • "Should Tim Cook Have the Power to Decide Fake News?" Apple Must 9:54 AM
  • "The Mac: Apple's New BlackBerry" Mac360 8:26 AM
  • "The 2017 iPhones: Smaller And Bigger" PixoBebo 8:17 AM
  • "Apple's Messy Brand Business" Mac360 8:07 AM
  • "How I recovered from my $3,000 MacBook battery bummer/Commentary: CNET's Stephen Shankland endured weeks of angst and frustration with his new laptop so you don't have to." CNET 8:06 AM
  • "Is This the Best Apple Can Do with 'Original TV Content?'" Kirkville 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's TV Shows: What's Their Long Game?"  Kirkville 8:03 AM
  • "Why Apple won't just buy Netflix" BGR 7:59 AM
  • "On The Question, 'Why Buy A Mac?" McSolo 7:56 AM
  • "Why Music Ownership Matters: Is the shift from owning songs to streaming them eroding listener loyalty and reducing the cultural impact of music?"  The Smart Set 7:05 AM
  • "5 things the iPad Pro needs instead of skinnier bezels: After another disappointing quarter, it's clear that the iPad Pro hasn't reversed the trend of flagging sales, and it's time for Apple to shake things up."  Macworld 6:49 AM
  • "Timeflop: The iPhone 8 has pre-problems" Macworld 6:48 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Craigslist Is Ugly, Janky, Old School...and Unbeatable: Inside Silicon Valley's mad race to sell your crap better." Backchannel 1:04 PM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: The Immortal iPad" iMore 8:20 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Did you forget it's Valentine's Day? Apps to save your love life...now. " Canadian Reviewer 3:49 PM
  • "Facebook confirms Apple TV app is coming soon with focus on video" 9to5Mac 1:04 PM
  • "Pages, Numbers, Keynote among 10 most popular mobile business apps" Apple World Today 8:35 AM
  • "Nearly 80% of Enterprises use More than 10 Mobile Business Apps, New MobileIron Report Finds" PRNewswire 8:33 AM
  • "Amazon launches Chime, a video meeting service for Mac, iOS, Windows & Android [Video] 9to5Mac 7:58 AM
  • "SpotCayman 2017 Travel Guide to the Cayman Islands Now on Apple Watch" prMac 6:57 AM
  • "Completo launches for iOS - A To-Do List App for the Gig Economy" prMac 6:57 AM
  • "Apple Music's Beats 1 live radio finally launches in Singapore" Mashable 6:56 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Brad Smith calls for a 'digital Geneva Convention'" ZDNet 1:09 PM
  • "'Digital Geneva Convention' needed to deter nation-state hacking: Microsoft president" Reuters 1:09 PM
  • "Microsoft's president wants a Geneva Convention for cyberwar" IDG News Service 1:09 PM
  • "Microsoft: Nation-state cyberattacks have changed the security game" SearchSecurity 9:35 PM
  • "Microsoft delays Patch Tuesday updates due to 'a last minute issue'" Neowin 1:47 PM
  • "Microsoft launches Outlook.com Premium email service for $19.95 per year" The Verge 12:59 PM
  • "Microsoft's upgraded Outlook.com premium email service rolls out to U.S. users" GeekWire 3:01 PM
  • "Microsoft Opens Build 2017 Registration" Thurrott 2:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Gets Close to Locking Down Team Foundation Server 2017" eWeek 9:47 AM
  • "Microsoft HoloLens Gathers an Audience With Spectator View" eWeek 8:00 PM
  • "8 Ways Microsoft Saved The Xbox One With Savvy Marketing: Whatever doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." What Culture 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Phone may clash against the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple iPhone 8 & Google Pixel 2" International Business Times 7:16 AM
  • "Hands-on: Microsoft Teams fails in its debut/Once again, Microsoft cuts corners on user interface, functionality, and cross-platform support. Will it ever learn?" InfoWorld 7:16 AM
  • "Dell EMC launches integrated partner programme" Telecompaper 6:45 AM
  • "Dell Details Security Strategy at RSA Conference" eWeek 10:19 AM
  • "Native Driver Support in Dell Customized VMware ESXi 6.5" DABCC 6:45 AM
  • "HP Studios plans to elevate awareness about cybersecurity risks via a string of original web series" The Tech Portal 6:46 AM
  • "HP launches original content studio with web series about security starring Christian Slater" VentureBeat 6:47 AM
  • "HP on why it's using Christian Slater in a new anti-hacking campaign: Marketing Week caught up with HP Inc's global MD ahead of its latest campaign, which takes a theatrical approach to tackle hackers." Marketing Week 6:47 AM
  • "HP Creates Security Web Series Starring Christian Slater" PC Magazine 1:10 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard expected to be top notebook vendor in 2017" DigiTimes 6:47 AM
  • "HP (HPQ) Partners with Bromium; Unveils Sure Click Solution" Zacks 6:48 AM
  • "Intel CEO reveals what it is really like to meet with President Trump in the White House" CNBC 6:58 AM
  • "Intel FPGAs target IoT secure connectivity" EE Times 7:17 AM
  • "Intel's threat dashboard helps users keep track of latest malware" Jakarta Post 7:17 AM
  • "Intel releases Unite collaboration tool" ITProPortal 6:50 AM
  • "Intel launches Vulkan driver support" bit-tech 6:51 AM
  • "Intel 8th-gen 'Coffee Lake' chips will not be 10nm: Another delay as firm sticks with 14nm yet again" V3 8:09 AM
  • "Intel admits further delay in shift to 10nm process manufacturing" Computing 7:18 AM
  • "Intel ships latest Itanium chip called Kittson, but grim future looms: HPE will ship high-end Itanium servers in the second half of the year, and the chip will be supported by HP-UX and OpenVMS" IDG News Service 1:46 PM
  • "XPoint: Leaked Intel specs reveal 'launch-ready' SSD – report/Roses nice enough, but SSDs from Chipzilla (if these specs are true) are the real NAND killer" The Register 8:11 AM
  • "IBM, ServiceNow expand partnership, integrate services" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "IBM Watson now powers security operation centres: With Watson, people can analyse and interpret all of their data, including unstructured text, images, audio and video." The Economic Times 7:29 AM
  • "IBM Watson: Regular A.I. by day, cybercrime fighter by night" Computerworld 7:30 AM
  • "IBM's top expect defends Trump role in letter to employees" WRAL Tech Wire 7:29 AM
  • "Oracle is red, violets are blue, we hope you'll integrate biz analytics in our cloud soon: Blue, soon, close enough" The Register 7:21 AM
  • "Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) Chairman John Chambers Invests in Dedrone Counter Drone Technology" Market Exclusive 6:49 AM
  • "2017 Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Gets Intel Kaby Lake, Faster Memory And 4K Option [Video] Tech Times 7:17 AM
  • "Razer refreshes Blade with Kaby Lake CPU, Ultra HD option" bit-tech 6:51 AM
  • "Razer Blade Laptop Gets Intel Kaby Lake Processors, 4K Display" NDTV Gadgets 7:41 AM
  • "GlobalFoundries to boost chip capacity worldwide" EE Times Asia 6:29 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple stock hits new all-time high" CNNMoney 12:25 PM
  • "Apple's Stock Reaches its Highest Price Ever" MacRumors 12:18 PM
  • "AAPL hits all-time high stock price of $134.67 and climbing" 9to5Mac 12:18 PM
  • "Analysts Weigh In on Apple's Future Prospects" Investopedia 1:14 PM
  • "Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway nearly quadruples stake in Apple" AppleInsider 5:24 PM
  • "Warren Buffett massively increased his bet on Apple" Yahoo! Finance 4:22 PM
  • "Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway added over 40M AAPL shares last quarter, stake now valued at $7.7B" 9to5Mac 7:15 PM
  • "Apple's 'Do It Ourselves' Strategy Is Working: More Squawk From Jim Cramer" TheStreet 11:36 AM
  • "Insiders Are Dumping Apple; Should You?" RealMoney 10:51 AM
  • "As Apple stock hits new highs, competitors chase content" CNBC 7:49 AM
Industry News
  • "Janet Yellen debunks Trump's case for killing Dodd-Frank" CNNMoney 1:00 PM
  • "Wall Street Smashes Records for Fourth Day in a Row After Rocky Session: Wall Street smashes records again on Tuesday, closing at all-time highs for its fourth consecutive session." TheStreet 3:52 PM
  • "More than just Trump pushing markets higher" FOXBusiness 3:53 PM
  • "US STOCKS-Apple, banks push Wall Street to all-time high" Nasdaq 3:53 PM
  • "Federal reserve chair Janet Yellen puts March hike in play" USA Today 3:54 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Again Close at New Highs: Fed chief signals discussion of a rate increase at central bank's March meeting" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:54 PM
  • "Yen strength weighs on Nikkei, other Asian stocks slip" MarketWatch 7:01 AM
  • "European stocks drop from more than 1-year high after GDP misses" MarketWatch 7:01 AM

 
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