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  • "Fast Company Announces World's 50 Most Innovative Companies: Apple Earns No. 1 Spot" Business Wire 8:30 AM
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  • "Apple patches iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS for message crash bug: Start your day with a raft of patches for your iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, Apple TVs, and Macs." ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "Apple rushes out fix to Telugu letter text bomb bug" BBC 7:38 AM
  • "Meet Coldroot, a nasty Mac trojan that went undetected for years: The malware can remotely steal passwords by logging everything a user types, and more." ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Hands on: Parallels Toolbox 2.5 brings an array of quick tools to the Mac" AppleInsider 8:18 AM
  • "The Latest macOS Update Does This, and It's Not a Good Idea" Kirkville 8:25 AM
  • "How to Patch Macs, iPads Against Device-Crashing Bug" LAPTOP Magazine 7:49 AM
  • "The 'No Google' Little Snitch Profile" Macdrifter 7:51 AM
Press Releases
  • "Airfoil for Mac 5.7 Rocks the HomePod" Rogue Amoeba 8:44 AM
  • "Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia confirmed for Mac" Mac Gamer HQ 7:50 AM
  • "WebSonar Libraries - A better Way to Organize, Access and Share" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Announcing SoftRAID version 5.6.5" [3-page PDF] SoftRAID 7:00 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Is Spotify Building Hardware To Rival The Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo and Google Home?" Forbes 7:32 AM
  • "Spotify job listing hints the company's 'first physical products' are coming" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Bringing Back the Retro Rainbow Logo to Take All Your Money" The Blast 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Files New Trademark Application for Classic 'Rainbow' Logo" MacRumors 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Glasses concept is inspired by Steve Jobs' iconic frames" Cult of Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Yes, Google and Apple Support PWAs Too" Thurrott 8:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Here's a new North Korean hacking threat to worry about" CNNMoney 8:14 AM
  • "Qualcomm agrees $44bn deal for Dutch chipmaker NXP" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:13 AM
  • "Say goodbye to Android Pay and hello to Google Pay" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "Google AI can predict your heart disease risk from eye scans: Google's deep-learning algorithm could offer a simpler way to identify factors that contribute to heart disease." ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 43 – How We Use RSS" MacStories 7:50 AM
  • "It's time to update your iPhone — Apple just fixed a big text message bug" CNBC 8:35 AM
  • "ALL iPhones WILL Feature Face ID in 2018 (Not Just iPhone XI)" Know Your Mobile 8:36 AM
  • "With iOS 11.2.6 Out Now, Here's What Jailbreak Users Need To Know" Redmond Pie 7:49 AM
  • "Second 'scanning depth engine' patent involves 3D profiles and the Mac" Apple World Today 8:02 AM
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  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:59 AM
  • "iMac Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:59 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:59 AM

  • "Apple iPhone X: 3 months in/Brian Tong tells you whether Face ID on the iPhone X still performs well after three months of use as well as the features he loves, just likes and the one he doesn't use." CNET 8:37 AM
  • "Review: WaterField Ranger iPhone X Case - The iPhone Case for Active Professionals" MacTrast 8:09 AM
  • "How to transfer iPhone calls to your HomePod" iDownload Blog 8:11 AM
  • "How to adjust the EQ (audio levels) on your HomePod" iMore 8:08 AM
  • "7 easy tweaks to breathe new life into your Apple Watch: Stopped wearing your snazzy smartwatch? Here's how you can make it meaningful again." Macworld 7:39 AM
  • "22 Siri productivity tips for iPhone enterprise pros" Computerworld 7:01 AM
  • "What are we expecting (and not expecting) in iOS 12?" Apple Must 8:01 AM
  • "Jean-Louis Gassée on HomePod Reviews" Kirkville 7:49 AM
  • "The Trouble With HomePod Reviews: With its HomePod speaker, Apple has once again reshuffled existing genres. As an almost singular representative of the new consumer computational audio devices, HomePod's slippery algorithms defeat quick and easy reviews."  Monday Note 7:49 AM
  • "Killing it: Apple kills supposedly killer bug" Macworld 7:39 AM
  • "Why AI on a chip is the start of the next IT explosion" Gigaom 7:41 AM
  • "Comic: You Want to Put a Computer WHERE?" iMore 8:08 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Yahoo email not working with iPhone and iPad Mail app for many users, company investigating a fix" 9to5Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Nike+ Run Club adds Challenges to keep you motivated" Cult of Mac 8:12 AM
  • "'Sword Art Online: Integral Factor' Announced for Worldwide Release, Pre-Registrations Now Live" Touch Arcade 7:52 AM
  • "Swype keyboards for iOS & Android discontinued as company focuses on business market" 9to5Mac 7:44 AM
  • "Film Editor Dylan Tichenor ACE to Headline 17th Las Vegas SuperMeet" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Nuance ends development of the Swype keyboard apps" TechCrunch 7:44 AM
  • "Marble Edition of its DOCK may be the classiest charging station for the Apple Watch" Apple World Today 7:27 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft And Walmart Are Doing It: What If You Have To Downsize?" Forbes 2/19
  • "Microsoft shelling out $500m to fund UK startups" PC Retail 2/19
  • "Windows 10 on Arm: It will be more limited and here's how, reveals Microsoft" ZDNet 2/19
  • "Microsoft pulls list of limitations on 'Always Connected' Windows 10 PCs" Digital Trends 2/19
  • "Microsoft Makes Sure Windows Phone Really Is Dead" MakeUseOf 2/19
  • "Google found another critical security flaw in Microsoft Edge" Digital Trends 2/19
  • "Google discloses Microsoft Edge security flaw before a patch is ready" The Verge 2/19
  • "IBM outsourcing deal with Aecom 'a mess' and the CIO is 'on his way out', claims insider" Computing 2/19
  • "Why Is IBM Down 7.7% Since the Last Earnings Report?" Nasdaq 2/19
  • "HP Elite Slice review: A good mini PC, but not a great one" Expert Reviews 2/19
  • "HP Starts Selling iPhones and Macs" Softpedia 2/19
  • "HP Spectre 13 x360 review: Don't fix it if it's not broken" Neowin 2/19
  • "Dell EMC expands converged infrastructure portfolio" ITP Technology 2/19
  • "Meltdown-Spectre: Now the class action suits against Intel are starting to mount up" ZDNet 2/19
  • "The Meltdown and Spectre Effect: Intel Facing 32 Lawsuits Over CPU Flaws" Softpedia 2/19
  • "Over 30 Lawsuits Filed Against Intel for CPU Flaws" SecurityWeek 2/19
  • "Intel develops quantum processor on silicon" ITProPortal 2/19
  • "Intel To Invest $4.5 Billion In Israel In 2018" Jerusalem Post 2/19
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Delidded: Solder vs. Thermal Paste vs. Liquid Metal" Tom's Hardware 2/19
  • "AMD vs. Intel: Two CPU giants are battling it out in 2018, but who will win?" Windows Central 2/19
  • "AMD is standing by to help you get that new APU up and running" Digital Trends 2/19
  • "AMD Releasing Ryzen V1000 SoC To Compete with Intel Gemini Lake" WCCFTech 2/19
  • "Oracle hires former Salesforce Brazil head" ZDNet 2/19
  • "Oracle Buys Security Startup Zenedge To Boost Cloud Platform" Silicon UK 2/19
  • "Four new partners join Oracle NetSuite provider programme" Fibre2Fashion 2/19
  • "Cisco Offers Cloud-Based Endpoint Security Solutions" Bernama 2/19
  • "Digital platform strategy: build one before someone else does" ZDNet 2/19
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Industry News
  • "Stocks point to lower open after 6-day rally; bond yields remain in focus: Walmart slips after results, Rite Aid surges on deal news" MarketWatch 8:42 AM
  • "Stock futures point to pullback as trading resumes after holiday" FOXBusiness 8:42 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Set to Open Lower as Volatility Returns: S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are seen opening lower" [Paid Membership Required] 8:41 AM
  • "Asian stocks beat a retreat; Nikkei, Hong Kong stumble" MarketWatch 8:41 AM
  • "European stocks struggle as HSBC, BHP Billiton updates disappoint: Euro losses accelerate on report European lawmakers are ready to break with EU negotiators' position on Brexit" MarketWatch 8:41 AM

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