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Thursday Highlights: Dan Gallagher at the Wall Street Journal doesn't see Apple's move to bring back overseas cash as altering their fundamental iPhone business; Tim Cook tells ABCNews Apple wants "to help America" with cash repatriation; a one-time payment of $38 billion on the cash seen as "good deal for Apple"—more in our Apple/Macintosh, Op/Ed, and Finances sections; also in the Tim Cook interview, the CEO reveals a February update to iOS will bring a setting to disable iPhone throttling, also admits Apple should have been clearer on the issue, but then suggests people didn't pay attention to battery fix details; Apple in bidding wars with HBO for original content, acquires office space in LA giving company greater presence in Hollywood; The Register's Alistair Dabbs reviews iPhone X after two weeks of use.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Aussie law firm eyes class action against Apple over iPhone performance woes"  ARN 8:18 AM
  • "Lawsuits Mount As Apple Manages Fallout From Revelation Of Slowed iPhones" NPR 8:26 AM
  • "Over 180,000 Korean iPhone users to join class-action lawsuit" The Dong-A Ilbo 7:10 PM
  • "Is Apple Going to Have a Tough Time Playing on Alexa's Turf?"  PC Magazine 3:51 PM
  • "iPhone X Supply Almost Caught Up To Demand At The End Of The Quarter" Forbes 8:14 AM
  • "Apple in 2017: selling Macs and causing heart attacks with security lapse" TechRadar UK 10:29 AM
  • "Apple Loses Legal Battle With Italian Clothing Company Steve Jobs" Tech Times 8:26 AM
  • "Poisoned Apple Antidote: 11 Ways For Apple To Recover Trust After Its Battery Slowdown Crisis"  Forbes 3:49 PM
  • "Apple recorded its best-ever iPhone sales in the USA during Nov 2017" Gizbot 7:08 PM
  • "Apple Tops Holiday Device Activations, Samsung Follows, Google Still Absent" Tech Times 8:30 AM
  • "Tim Cook needs to take responsibility for Apple's battery scandal"  Business Insider 12/30
  • "Apple's Battery Controversy Response Is Brilliant"  Seeking Alpha 12/30
  • "PSA: Apple is making its $29 battery replacement pricing effective immediately" 9to5Mac 12/30
  • "Apple finally rolls out its $29 iPhone battery replacement deal" Mashable 12/30
  • "Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements are available a month early" Engadget 12/30
OS X
News
  • "Chrome Extension Hacked to Secretly Mine Cryptocurrency: The Archive Poster Chrome extension has, for weeks now, been secretly mining the cryptocurrency Monero via users' computers." PC Magazine 12/29
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to run Windows 10 on your Mac using Parallels Desktop 13" iMore 12/29
  • "How to save your iPhone photos directly to an external hard drive on Mac" iMore 12/29
  • "How to Add iCloud Drive to Dock on Mac" OS X Daily 12/29
  • "Working With Files in Keyboard Maestro: Part 2" Envato Tuts+ 12/29
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Uninstalling Apps On Your Mac" MacMost 12/29
  • "How to watch Netflix in 4K on Mac (Hint: It's not through Safari)" iMore 12/29
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Watch celebrates the New Year with fireworks on the clock face" 9to5Mac 9:17 PM
  • "Source code for Apple's 1983 Lisa computer to be made public next year" PhysOrg 10:29 AM
  • "The iPhone trick that could save your life" NewsHub 8:16 AM
  • "The Verge 2017 tech report card: Apps" The Verge 2:18 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Pirate app service Hackulous shuts down" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "The iPhone is once again the best-selling tech product of the year" Mashable 12/30
  • "Apple 2017 year in review: iPad gets cheaper than ever, more expensive than ever with new options" AppleInsider 12/30
  • "iPhone maintains reign as top tech best-selling product in 2017" USA Today 12/29
  • "Sorry Samsung, the iPhone was the most popular tech product of 2017 – and it wasn't even close" BGR 12/29
  • "Android will keep dominating iOS (despite iPhone X) and 6 other tech predictions for 2018" The Next Web 12/29
  • "What to Expect From Apple in 2018: Three New iPhones and iPad Pro With Face ID, HomePod, Refreshed Macs, and More" MacRumors 12/29
  • "Apple 2017 year in review: iPhone X with Face ID signals major platform shift" AppleInsider 12/29
  • "From the iPhone X to iOS 11, Apple couldn't keep anything from leaking in 2017" BGR 12/29
  • "High School Student Tyler Barney Was The One Who Discovered Apple's Slowdown Technique" LADbible 12/29
  • "Apple Loses 'Steve Jobs' Branding Legal Battle" PC Magazine 12/29
  • "Italian company 'Steve Jobs' wins trademark battle against Apple" USA Today 12/29
  • "Italian brothers behind 'Steve Jobs' company win trademark dispute against Apple" Telegraph 12/29
  • "Apple Store in Chicago has a big winter design flaw" Mashable 12/29
  • "Apple Takes Heat for Chicago Store's Falling Ice Problem" The Mac Observer 12/29
  • "Apple's Retail Flagship's Winter Weather Woes" PYMNTS 12/29
  • "Ukraine may soon have world's largest Apple museum, thanks to MacPaw founder's obsession" VentureBeat 12/29
  • "Watch Animoji come to life replacing actors on TV" phoneArena 12/29
Non-Apple News
  • "You can help teach a snake-spotting AI to spot snakes better" The Verge 2:19 PM
  • "WhatsApp rings in the new year with global outage" VentureBeat 2:18 PM
  • "Trump: I use social media to fight 'dishonest and unfair press'" New York Post 12/30
  • "Cryptocurrency expert released after $1 million bitcoin ransom" Digital Trends 12/30
  • "Forever 21 confirms hackers breached their payment system" Canadian Reviewer 12/30
  • "Congo orders internet and SMS cut ahead of anti-government demonstrations" Reuters 12/30
  • "Taylorism Is Back: How A.I. Is Forging The Hyper-Efficient Workforce Of Tomorrow" Digital Trends 12/30
  • "Guy arrested for 'Nigerian prince' email scams is definitely not Nigerian royalty" Mashable 12/30
  • "T-Mobile CEO is still blathering about 5G in 2020" Mashable 12/30
  • "Amazon ordered not to pull in customers who can't spell 'Birkenstock'" Reuters 12/29
  • "A digitizing David takes on photo-scanning Goliath" TechCrunch 12/29
  • "DeepMind's CEO told Prince Harry his AI lab now employs 700 staff: 'It's really the biggest collection of brain power anywhere in the world on this topic'" Business Insider 12/29
  • "New York plans to safeguard net neutrality by withholding state contracts from violators" 9to5Google 12/29
  • "Robocalls—and complaints about robocalls—are booming" Ars Technica 12/29
  • "AT&T May Sell the Huawei Mate 10 in the US, Could Challenge Samsung, Apple" ExtremeTech 12/29
  • "US says Romanians hacked Washington DC police cameras" BBC 12/29
  • "In 2017, the FCC made life easier for your internet provider" CNET 12/29
  • "Not us! Android makers say they never slow phones because of battery problems" Digital Trends 12/29
  • "Facebook apologizes after report shows inconsistencies in removing hate speech" Digital Trends 12/29
  • "Facebook to use facial recognition to notify users when photos of them are uploaded" BetaNews 12/29
Publications/Podcasts
  • "2017 in review, Pixelbook is back, Apple battery replacement (MobileTechRoundup show #417)" ZDNet 2:17 PM
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 210, With Special Guest Jason Snell" Daring Fireball 12/30
  • "Doug Adams and Kirk McElhearn Discuss Uploading and Streaming Music" MacVoices 12/29
  • "Throttlegate, Encouraging Mac Signs, and HomePod and the Holidays - Pop.0 ep.26" The Mac Observer 12/29
  • "Apple's iPhone Battery Response, Favorite iPhone Accessories for 2017 -TMO Daily Observations 2017-12-29" The Mac Observer 12/29
  • "AppleInsider podcast covers iPhone X supply chain rumors, Alexa atop the App Store, Apple's response to battery debacle" AppleInsider 12/29
  • "What's the best Apple gadget of 2017? Catch our picks, on The CultCastCult of Mac 12/29
Hardware/Software
  • "Face ID shown unlocking for family members who aren't alike" BGR 7:07 PM
  • "Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement offer is available right now -- but supplies are limited" BetaNews 8:19 AM
  • "Apple offers replacement iPhone batteries effective immediately: Discounted price, offered as part of battery slow-down calamity, were expected to be offered beginning in January." CNET 12/30
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple's battery replacement program is starting now" iDownload Blog 12/30
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iFixit Matches Apple's $29 Battery Offer, Adds Older iPhones: Apple's cheap battery replacement offer only applies to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 models, iFixit is also supporting the 4s, 5, 5s, and 5c." PC Magazine 12/29
  • "iFixit matches or beats Apple's $29 replacement battery deal for devices too old to qualify" 9to5Mac 12/29
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 12/29
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 12/29
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 12/29

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Pixelbook Vs. MacBook Pro 13 (Review): Google Closes The Gap" Forbes 8:13 AM
  • "Low End iMac Pro Running Games versus Other Macs" Bare Feats 12/30
  • "Video: Putting the iMac Pro thermals to the test" AppleInsider 12/29
  • "Low End iMac Pro Running Pro Apps" Bare Feats 12/29
  • "The best Thunderbolt 3 docks for Apple's MacBook Pro and 2017 iMac" AppleInsider 12/29
  • "Mos Spring Lightning cable review: Metal springs reinforce this cable's connectors" Macworld 12/29
  • "Amazon Basics Lightning cable review: Cheap alternative to an Apple Lightning cable" Macworld 12/29
  • "Nomad Lightning cable review: Built to take a beating" Macworld 12/29
  • "Native Union Anchor cable review: Lightning cable ideal for your nightstand" Macworld 12/29
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Activate Siri on iPhone X" OS X Daily 3:51 PM
  • "How to use Siri to make a call on speakerphone" iMore 2:19 PM
  • "iOS 11 Guide: How to Use the New and Improved Features" Tom's Guide 8:27 AM
  • "Don't restore your iPhone X from backup if you want a clean slate in 2018" Mashable 12/30
  • "How to Disable Apple Pay Lock Screen Access on iPhone X by Side Button Presses" OS X Daily 12/30
  • "Here's exactly how your iPhone gets slower when you have an old battery — and how to replace it" Business Insider 12/30
  • "Wi-Fi wherever you go: Here's how to set up a hot spot on Android and iOS" Digital Trends 12/30
  • "A Simple Guide for How to Take a Screenshot on Your Mac" Fortune 12/30
  • "How to watch live sports on Apple TV" iMore 12/30
  • "How to Check iPhone Battery Health in 4 Easy Ways" iPhone Hacks 12/29
  • "How to squeeze the longest life from your iPhone battery" Cult of Mac 12/29
  • "Enable Silent Mute Mode Toggle In iOS 11 Control Center Without Jailbreak, Here's How" Redmond Pie 12/29
  • "How to Stop Apps From Listening in on Your TV Habits" Lifehacker 12/29
  • "How To Share Wi-Fi Passwords Among iOS 11 Devices" MacTrast 12/29
Tips
  • "How to personalize Siri's voice response settings in iOS 11" AppleInsider 12/29
  • "No, your iPad isn't affected by #iPhoneSlow. Here's why! Apple is throttling iPhone performance to maintain battery life and prevent unexpected shutdowns. Do iPad owners have to worry about the same thing?" iMore 12/29
  • "Reminder: Get AppleCare+ for iPhone X if You Haven't Already" The Mac Observer 12/29
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "This is how Apple's 2017 looked to me" Apple 3.0 2:19 PM
  • "I've had the iPhone 6S Plus for two years, and I'm so happy I didn't upgrade to the iPhone 7, 8, or X" Business Insider 10:30 AM
  • "The Reports of iPhone X Order Cuts Make No Sense" The Motley Fool 8:24 AM
  • "iPhone X: How Does It Handle Speed, Durability, Drop And Water Tests?" Forbes 8:19 AM
  • "Marco Rubio Bashes Apple's 'Arrogance' In Light Of iPhone Battery Uproar" Redmond Pie 12/30
  • "Apple's iPhone Throttling Apology Tour Continues With Slash in Battery Replacement Price" Gizmodo 12/30
  • "Who Designed Apple's Flagship Store In Chicago? Apparently, It Can't Take The Cold" Newsweek 12/30
  • "Is a Misunderstanding Dragging Down Apple Shares?" The Motley Fool 12/30
  • "Apple 2017 year in review: The realities of AR and VR plus Apple's ARKit" AppleInsider 12/30
  • "Rumor: Apple Plans iPhone 8, i Phone 8 Plus, iPhone X Price Cut" Tech Times 12/30
  • "Would you like Apple to launch a gold iPhone X?" phoneArena 12/30
  • "Apple's apology for Batterygate didn't go far enough" USA Today 12/30
  • "Android Device Makers Say They Don't Slow Down Smatphones Like Apple Does" Tech Times 12/30
  • "Cassandra: Bangkok End of Year Trivia -The Uneven User Experience" eXtensions 12/30
  • "Death by rumor: The imagined gloomy outlook for Apple" Macworld 12/30
  • "Apple's Courage Needs to be Redirected" iPhone Hacks 12/29
  • "7 Effects of Apple's Controversial Power Management Feature On Older iPhones" iPhone Hacks 12/29
  • "Comment: WeChat is offering official IDs, could Apple ever do the same?" 9to5Mac 12/29
  • "A Steve Jobs Android phone? Oh please don't/Commentary: Two Italian fashion entrepreneurs say they've secured the rights to the 'Steve Jobs' trademark worldwide." CNET 12/29
  • "10 big issues Apple should address in 2018" VentureBeat 12/29
  • "The Apple Holiday Spot Is A Beautiful But Confusing Letdown" Forbes 12/29
  • "Analyst guesswork sets unrealistic expectations for Apple's iPhone in 2018, forgets iPad exists"  AppleInsider 12/29
  • "Pressing the Side Button to Confirm Payments on iPhone X"  Daring Fireball 12/29
  • "iPhone Users Versus Apple: What Does The Law Say?"  Forbes 12/29
  • "Apple makes its intent on the battery fiasco clear. And not in the way it wanted."  Computerworld 12/29
  • "Why the $29 iPhone battery replacement is Apple's best move of the year: Apple is finally taking iPhone battery life seriously."  Macworld 12/29
  • "Apple's slowdown apology was a public relations nightmare..." CNBC Videos 12/29
  • "The most annoying things about Apple's apology for slowing down iPhones"  BGR 12/29
  • "Just slow down: maybe Apple is doing us a favour"  MCT 12/29
  • "Apple in 2018: Cool tech to look out for" Macworld 12/29
  • "Samsung must be dying to mock slow iPhones, but it totally shouldn't" BGR 12/29
  • "Apple's come a long way from 'you're holding it wrong': Steve Jobs also apologized for 'antennagate,' but not like this."  Apple 3.0 12/29
  • "Screen Latency Through the Ages: Computers Have Gotten Slower Since the Apple IIe" The Mac Observer 12/29
Non-Apple
  • "Analysis: Education technology startup funding rebounds, but what is 'edtech'?" GeekWire 12/30
  • "Can An Old-Fashioned Mechanical Keyboard Change The Way You Type?" Forbes 12/29
  • "Ceding powers of decision to AI presents a paradox" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12/29
  • "Long-term review: Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 holds up over time" The Next Web 12/29
  • "How Snapchat's Dancing Hot Dog Taught The Internet To Love AR" Wired 12/29
  • "Is 'Big Data' racist? Why policing by data isn't necessarily objective" Ars Technica 12/29
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Watch celebrates the New Year with fireworks on the clock face" 9to5Mac 3:50 PM
  • "Pythonista 3.2 Syncs Scripts with iCloud, Supports Open-in-Place via iOS 11"s Files App" MacStories 12/30
  • "The Best Document Scanner Apps for Android and iOS" Digital Trends 12/30
  • "Coming December 30: Gene Steinberg meets cybersecurity 'ninja' Dr. Eric Cole and commentator Peter Cohen, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 12/30
  • "Jared's 10 Best Games of 2017 - Some of the Biggest Releases of the Year and a Few Hidden Gems" Touch Arcade 12/29
  • "Download: LiberiOS 11.0.1 IPA For iOS 11.1.2 Jailbreak Released, Here's What Is New" Redmond Pie 12/29
  • "Hydroxycut® Launches New Digital Tools to Help Americans Reach Their Weight Loss Goals in 2018" PRNewswire 12/29
  • "Apple TV Apps To Help You Learn" AppAdvice 12/29
  • "The best ARKit apps and games for iOS 11 you'll actually want to use" Stuff Magazine 12/29
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft demands your mobile number when setting up Windows 10 Build 17063" phoneArena 12/30
  • "The New York Times pulls support for its Windows Phone app" BetaNews 12/30
  • "Will Google kill Chrome OS and Android in 2018?" Computerworld 12/30
  • "Amazon is dropping major hints it's ready to dominate the fresh grocery business" Business Insider 12/30
  • "Microsoft says it's time to kill off the password" TechSpot 12/29
  • "Over half of all Windows 10 PCs now run Fall Creators Update" TechRadar UK 12/29
  • "Windows 10 Version 1709 Already Running on Half of All Windows 10 PCs" Softpedia 12/29
  • "Windows 10 Is Finally Winning Over Windows 7 [At Least in the United States] WCCFTech 12/29
  • "US Government Says Windows 10 Is Already More Popular than Windows 7" Softpedia 12/29
  • "EDiscovery Software 2017 Global Market Key Players – IBM Corporation, Accessdata, Exterro, FTI Consulting, Guidance Software, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development – Analysis And Forecast To 2022" Industry Today 12/29
  • "Financial Analytics 2017 Global Market Key Players – IBM, Deloitte, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, Microstrategy, Symphony Teleca SAS -Analysis And Forecast To 2022" Industry Today 12/29
  • "HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw" PC Magazine 12/29
  • "Managed Service Programme 2017 Global Market Key Players – Broadleaf, Oracle, HCMWORKS, Adecco, Microsoft, IBM Corp., Dell Inc.-Analysis And Forecast To 2022" Industry Today 12/29
  • "Dell launches new workstations in Taiwan" DigiTimes 12/29
  • "New Details on Intel's Goldmont plus, CPU Architecture inside Gemini Lake" FARS News Agency 12/29
  • "Intel shares Goldmont Plus microarchitecture information" Hexus 12/29
  • "ASUS Republic of Gamers announces Zephyrus for Bangladeshi market" The Daily Star 12/29
  • "Hyper-convergence, Cisco's mantra for the Mexican datacenter market" BN Americas 12/29
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Apology Reaffirms 2 Realities Investors Must Be Happy About" TheStreet 12/29
  • "Apple's Millions Could Give Finisar a Massive Boost" The Motley Fool 12/29
  • "Best Buy Today: Apple Or Microsoft? Why?" Seeking Alpha 12/29
Industry News
  • "Top Tech Stock of 2016 Finished Last in Chip Index This Year" Bloomberg 12/29
  • "Stock market drifts lower as Wall Street looks to close out record year: Dow on track for 9th straight monthly gain, longest streak since 1959" MarketWatch 12/29
  • "Trump rally: Stocks put 2017 in the record books" FOXBusiness 12/29
  • "Wall Street eyes 2018 gains with a side of caution" Reuters 12/29
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip at End of Strong Year: All three major indexes post their best yearly performances since 2013" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/29
  • "Nikkei logs a 19% gain for the year, its biggest since 2017: Tech Stocks continue to rebound" MarketWatch 12/29
  • "European stocks flirt with best year since 2013 as tech, mining stocks rally 20%: European stocks traded in tight ranges on Friday, staying on course for their best year since 2013, with technology and basic resources stocks leading the charge north." MarketWatch 12/29

 
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