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Agree/Disagree: Apple is right to brick iPhones (Error 53) after unauthorized home button replacement. Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Tuesday Highlights: Error 53 may be next headache for Apple as group of lawyers consider filing a class action lawsuit, could also be a breach of UK law; Tim Bajarin suggests "four wild cards" which may boost iPhone growth; Gene Munster sees VR coming into Made for iPhone program; Jonny Evans lists ten improvements currently found in latest betas for iOS and OS X; BetaNews reviews cross-platform CloudMagic email application; Erica Sadun talks Swift; Bloomberg reporting that the new Internet Czar in Russia likely to make Apple, Google pay more taxes; Tim Cook took down his blurry iPhone pic of Super Bowl; Miami to get Florida's largest Apple Store; Apple employees in Ireland being tempted by hackers offering them 20,000 Euros for login details; Google about-faces, lets ad blockers back into Google Play Store; finally, Apple TV's voice-dictation is nearing release; M.I.C. Gadget warns hopeful jailbreakers to stay away from supposed iOS 9.3 versions as they're scams.

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  • "Apple under pressure as lawyers pledge action over 'Error 53' codes: Lawyers ponder class action suit against tech giant over 'reckless policy' of permanently disabling iPhone 6 handsets after software upgrades"  The Guardian 7:09 AM
  • "Apple faces 'Error 53' class action lawsuit in U.S., may also be in breach of UK law" 9to5Mac 7:10 AM
  • "Four Wild Cards that Could Spur New Apple iPhone Growth"  Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:13 AM
  • "Munster: Apple likely to fold VR into 'Made for iPhone' program within 2 years"  AppleInsider 7:11 AM
  • "Here's What Will Replace the iPhone, says Apple Analyst Gene Munster" Fortune 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Watch Leads The Way: 12 Million Shipments in 2015" Forbes 6:45 AM
  • "Apple should not be too excited over India" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:46 AM
  • "10 improvements in Apple's latest iOS, OS X betas" Computerworld 6:27 AM
  • "Apple's CloudKit gets server API" BetaNews 11:35 AM
  • "Apple Releases Xcode 7.3 Beta 3 With Interactive iOS and OS X Playgrounds" iClarified 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's Notes app in OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan can import files from Evernote" iDownload Blog 11:35 AM
  • "iCloud Photo Library requires copying images to the Photos for OS X app: Photos lets you reference images as well as duplicating them into its library, but it won't upload them to iCloud." Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "CloudMagic is a great cross-platform email app [Review] BetaNews 10:35 AM
  • "Using QuickTime to rotate a video on your Mac" iDownload Blog 8:10 AM
  • "Calibrating Video with the best colour reference chart at an affordable price: the ChromaMatch Pro" IT.Enquirer 6:28 AM
  • "ChronoSync simplifies the process of syncing between Mac" Apple World Today 8:01 AM
  • "Yet Another Player Better Than QuickTime" Mac360 8:00 AM
  • "The Most Underrated, Overlooked Notes App You Can Use, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Is Also Free" McSolo 7:59 AM
  • "When your client demands Swift" Erica Sadun 8:13 AM
  • "El Capitan discussion talks about problems and confusion with Apple's Disk Utility app; user interface issues; network volume auto-mount changes; menu bar utilities; Apple Mail issues; Magic Jack; OS X Server calendar compatibility problems; iWeb replacements and font problems." MacInTouch 6:24 AM
Press Releases
  • "Covertly monitor PCs and Macs with ActivTrak" BetaNews 8:48 AM
  • "LifeFlix Version 1.5 Now Available: The Mac app is the simplest solution to watch, protect, and share video tape memories in a number of formats" Red Giant 8:03 AM
  • "Twinmotion LIVE! Free, online demos!" Abvent 6:26 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Putin's New Internet Czar Wants Apple and Google to Pay More Taxes" Bloomberg 8:10 AM
  • "Tim Cook deleted the blurry Super Bowl photo the internet thought was hilarious" Business Insider 8:44 AM
  • "'Must Read': Swiping Apple's crown" CNBC Videos 7:06 AM
  • "Apple to open largest Florida store at Brickell City Centre" The Real Deal 10:12 AM
  • "Apple set to open largest Florida retail store in new Miami shopping center" 9to5Mac 10:13 AM
  • "Hackers are offering Apple employees in Ireland up to €20,000 for their login details"  Business Insider 7:04 AM
  • "iPhone app that could save lives" KOLO 7:06 AM
  • "iPhone puzzle games are no match for this robot" Engadget 8:49 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "FCC filing confirms Galaxy S7 Edge's large 3600mAh battery" 9to5Google 11:29 AM
  • "Google Granted a New Design Patent for a Foldable Version of Google Glass" Patently Apple 11:34 AM
  • "Gmail Now Warns Users When They Send And Receive Email Over Unsecured Connections" TechCrunch 11:29 AM
  • "Google Reverses Its Decision To Ban Ad Blocking Apps From The Google Play Store" TechCrunch 10:34 AM
  • "Flaws found in thermoStats underscore smart device security risks, Cisco says" IDG News Service 8:14 AM
  • "UK lawmakers criticise surveillance bill over privacy concerns" Reuters 8:08 AM
  • "AlienSpy RAT 'malware-as-a-service' bags over 400,000 victims" The Inquirer 6:58 AM
  • "Amazon's new free game engine comes with Twitch baked in" Engadget 7:08 AM
  • "Amazon Releases Its Own Game Engine For Free" Kotaku 6:57 AM
  • "PayPal's Chief Technology Officer Resigns" TechCrunch 6:57 AM
  • "1Password For Android Gets Fingerprint Unlock And Material Design Makeover" TechCrunch 6:57 AM
  • "Andy Rubin Unleashed Android on the World. Now Watch Him Do the Same With AI"  Wired 6:49 AM
  • "#77: This Feels Like Therapy To Me" Relay FM 11:33 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 121 discusses tvOS beta, error 53, GarageBand loops, and more" iDownload Blog 8:09 AM
  • "Apple TV is getting badly-needed voice-dictation" Engadget 6:57 AM
  • "Voice Control on Apple TV Is About To Get Way More Useful" Gizmodo 6:58 AM
  • "Apple TV Will Soon Get The Full Power Of Siri" Forbes 10:12 AM
  • "New job listing hints at wider number of clock face options for Apple Watch" AppleInsider 11:34 AM
  • "iPhone 'Error 53': What we know/Being hit by 'Error 53' is bad news for any iPhone owner. Here's what we know about this error so far." ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Stores Now Offering Belkin Screen Protector Application" MacRumors 8:44 AM
  • "Belkin's ScreenCare+ Application System for iPhone launches at US Apple Stores" AppleInsider 10:35 AM
  • "tvOS 9.2 will let you bypass the on-screen Apple TV keyboard using nothing but your voice" iMore 8:49 AM
  • "Jailbreak 9.3 Download Links + Update." ["I write this message for all who want to make iOS 9.3 public or iOS 9.2.1 final version. Don't believe... Pangu9 not working on iOS 9.3, 9.2.1 or 9.2..."]  M.I.C. Gadget 8:02 AM
  • "New Liquid Crystal Technology Prevents Automobile Touch Screens From Freezing" MacPrices 10:05 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Granted 21 Patents Today Covering 'Find my iPhone' Plus Design Patents for iPad & Apple Watch" Patently Apple 7:13 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 10:05 AM
  • "DreamZ -Lucid Dreams Simplified For iPhone Is Free For The First Time In Three Years (Normally $4.99)" App Sliced 10:05 AM
  • "Sky Guy For iPhone Is Free For The First Time In Almost Two Years (Normally $0.99)" App Sliced 10:05 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:57 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:57 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:57 AM
  • "New Release And Deals So Sweet" Accordance 11:26 AM

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  • "The must have toolkit for designers: iPad Pro and Apple Pencil" The Next Web 8:11 AM
  • "Steve Jobs, film review: Backstage at a three-act play/This Danny Boyle/Aaron Sorkin biopic, whose DVD release is imminent, tries to pack an eventful career into just over two hours. How well does it succeed?" ZDNet 7:12 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Moleskine Timepage now provides a default duration and more" AppAdvice 10:35 AM
  • "Dashy Crashy is a fun and flashy iOS game, but will it last?" Macworld 7:10 AM
  • "'Adventures Of Mana' Review - The Secret Is Simplicity" Touch Arcade 10:35 AM
  • "How to use multiple accounts on Instagram for iPhone" iMore 11:33 AM
  • "How to properly clean and sanitize your smartphone" Greenbot 6:47 AM
  • "How to live with a 16GB iPhone" The Verge 10:13 AM
  • "5 secret features hiding inside your iPhone" BGR 8:48 AM
  • "Tempest in a teapot: The iPhone 5se pre-fail" Macworld 10:34 AM
  • "iMessage Coming to Android?" AppleBlend 10:05 AM
  • "Apple Has Lost Control Over Error 53"  Forbes 8:44 AM
  • "This Man Says Microsoft Must Compete With Apple In The Mobile Device Business" PixoBebo 8:24 AM
  • "Why iPad Air 3 Won't Save The iPad" Mac360 8:24 AM
  • "iMessage read receipts: privacy vs courtesy" iDownload Blog 8:10 AM
  • "The Hard Numbers Behind Apple's Coming Fun Size iPhone" Mac360 7:58 AM
  • "Revisiting Software Dispatch, 1994's Mac App Store on CD-ROM" Macworld 7:11 AM
  • "Latest Apple Story Shows How Far India Still Needs To Deregulate" Forbes 6:45 AM
  • "The Growing Choices in Wireless Connectivity" Tech.pinions 7:13 AM
  • "Why do grown adults subject their Facebook contacts to 'friendship tests'?" Stuff: New Zealand 6:59 AM
  • "8 ways to tame your data-hogging Android phone" PCWorld 6:47 AM
  • "Comic: Poking at iPad Rumors" iMore 8:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "New 'Lumines' Games Coming to iOS in Both Paid and Free to Play Flavors" Touch Arcade 8:14 AM
  • "Start shooting and sharing your videos right from Dailymotion for iOS" AppAdvice 8:04 AM
  • "Share links and files more quickly and easily with Pushbullet 3.0" AppAdvice 8:04 AM
  • "USB-C to HDMI adapter a handy accessory for the 12-inch MacBook" Apple World Today 8:00 AM
  • "Anchor for iOS brings audio blogging back from the dead" The Next Web 7:11 AM
  • "Withings Hy-result analyzes your blood pressure" Engadget 7:07 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Ballmer schools SatNad on Microsoft's mobile strategy: You need one" The Register 7:10 AM
  • "Microsoft and Novartis fight Multiple Sclerosis with Kinect" Neowin 6:50 AM
  • "Generating $100 A Month From Microsoft" Seeking Alpha 6:33 AM
  • "Microsoft admits it 'prematurely' capped OneDrive storage of some Office 365 users to 1TB" Neowin 6:50 AM
  • "Intel closes loophole that allowed overclocking locked Skylake CPUs" Neowin 6:50 AM
  • "Intel To Remove Overclocking Loophole In Skylake Processors" CDR Info 7:07 AM
  • "Intel plans to roll out an update to stop you overclocking locked processors" Windows Central 7:07 AM
  • "Intel Confirms: Overclocking Non-K Skylake Processors Not Recommended – Motherboard Vendors To Voluntarily Issue BIOS Update" WCCF Tech 7:10 AM
  • "Intel Rolls Out New Beta HD Graphics Driver - Download Build 4380This release addresses several gameplay-related issues" Softpedia 7:07 AM
  • "Faster AMD Bristol Ridge APUs Leaked" MobiPicker 7:06 AM
  • "Dell and EMC brace for surge in new customers: Survey claims that more than half of buyers not currently working with the duo plan to once the merger is complete" CRN UK 7:04 AM
  • "HP's Meg Whitman Total Compensation Down 13% Last Year" RTTNews 7:05 AM
  • "9 innovative businesses using IBM Watson: Which companies are using Watson's big data and analytics to power their business?" Computerworld UK 7:09 AM
  • "Flaws in Trane thermoStats underscore IoT security risks, Cisco says: Cisco warned that some vendors with Internet-connected devices are failing to take basic security steps" IDG News Service 6:43 AM
  • "Major IoT Move Signaled by Cisco" Nano News 7:06 AM
  • "Taiwan quake shakes up TSMC, UMC foundry production" EE Times Asia 6:35 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi: New NOOBS and Raspbian releases" ZDNet 7:00 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "An Apple a Day Keeps the Losses Away?" Investopedia 11:34 AM
  • "Apple: A Safe Haven In A Turbulent Market" Forbes 6:45 AM
  • "Cirrus Logic's Ample Apple Opportunity: The digital-headset upside for Cirrus Logic should support a fair value of $40 to $50 for the stock." Barron's 7:05 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock Futures Fall as Japanese Markets Slide" TheStreet 7:01 AM
  • "Stocks Struggle for Direction with Global-Growth Fears in Focus" FOXBusiness 10:18 AM
  • "Amid global tumult, U.S. stocks down modesty ahead of open" USA Today 7:02 AM
  • "Market Snapshot: Tech Stocks Gain, Energy Plays Drops As Benchmarks Hold Steady" Nasdaq 10:19 AM
  • "Wall Street volatility rules as stocks retreat again; Dow drops 100+" USA Today 10:20 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Waver After Rout in Japan: Japanese stocks sink 5.4%, while yen hits highest level against the dollar in over a year" [Paid Membership Required] 9:03 AM
  • "Nikkei skids 5% as global growth anxiety spreads: High yen also putting pressure on Japan's stocks" MarketWatch 7:03 AM
  • "European stocks seesaw as banks slump: Banks bear the brunt of the selloff" MarketWatch 7:03 AM

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