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Wednesday Highlights: Supreme Court left gap in Apple/Samsung ruling whereby they "did not provide guidance on a test for 'articles of manufacture' for determining damages"; Bloomberg reporting Americans paying millions of dollars to Apple for sheltering of overseas profit; Kantar Worldpanel finds iOS share up 7% year over year thanks in part to iPhone 7/7 Plus; Foxconn planning to invest in United States; Apple's Jennifer Bailey tells Recode Apple considering "replacing 'everything in your wallet'"; Macworld's "The indispensables" series today looks at "essential software for your working Mac and iOS device"; Phil Schiller tweets November set a new record for the App Store with "highest monthly sales ever"; Apple Music now at 20 million subscribers in just 18 months, still trailing Spotify, but the two account for $7 billion/year in streaming music revenue; Jim Dalrymple laments fact that Apple climbs to this number on back of hip hop at expense of other genres—more in our General Interest section; Apple #36 in Glassdoor's Best Places to Work in 2017; Red rumored to be new color added to iPhone 7s/7s Plus models.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Supreme Court leaves gap in Samsung-Apple patent ruling: The court did not provide guidance on a test for 'article of manufacture' for determining damages"  IDG News Service 6:54 AM
  • "Samsung triumphs over Apple in US Supreme Court patent row" BBC 7:01 AM
  • "Americans Are Paying Apple Millions to Shelter Overseas Profits: Over the years, Apple Inc. has become the poster child for U.S. multinationals accused of sheltering overseas profits to avoid the IRS. What's gone largely unnoticed is that it's been paid more than half a billion dollars by the U.S. government to do just that."  Bloomberg 7:55 AM
  • "iOS Share Driven Higher by iPhone 7/7 Plus Sales" ["In the US, iOS grew 7% points year-over-year, from 33.5% of smartphone sales to 40.5% in the three months ending October 2016. This represents the strongest rate of growth for the OS in more than two years, as well as the highest share seen since the three months ending January 2015 (42.8%)."]  Kantar Worldpanel 6:57 AM
  • "iPhone grabs a bigger slice of US phone market in wake of Note 7 debacle: Missing headphone jack is apparently a 'non-issue' for Americans" The Verge 6:58 AM
  • "Apple supplier Foxconn is in talks to invest in the U.S." ["The company was responding to the appearance of Foxconn's name on a document carried by a top Japanese tech CEO in a meeting Tuesday with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. After the meeting, Trump took credit for a planned $50 billion investment in U.S. startups by the Japanese company, Softbank (SFTBF), that he said would create 50,000 jobs."] CNNMoney 6:53 AM
  • "Apple is still thinking about replacing 'everything in your wallet', says Apple Pay boss Jennifer Bailey: Credit cards, transit passes — are digital ID cards next?"  Recode 7:14 AM
OS X
News
  • "Trio of new AMD GPU references for possible Mac refresh found in latest macOS Sierra beta" AppleInsider 7:18 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "The indispensables: Essential software for your working Mac and iOS device" Macworld 7:17 AM
  • "Reinstall macOS" MacMost 10:51 AM
  • "SecuritySpy lets you record quickly and reliably to your Mac" Apple World Today 7:48 AM
  • "The Photo App Every Architect Should Love—Meet Aurora HDR 2017 for Mac" Architosh 6:30 AM
  • "Reason 9 for songs, soundtracks and orchestral music" IT.Enquirer 7:45 AM
  • "Track Flights On Your Mac" TeraTalks 7:56 AM
  • "What To Do With An Antiquated Mac App" Mac 360 7:48 AM
Press Releases
  • "Loopback 1.1 Brings Nested Devices and More" Rogue Amoeba 11:29 AM
  • "Introducing NeoFinder Mac 7.0" prMac 10:55 AM
  • "Day Planner - New Todo App for Mac with unique UI and features" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "Ulysses writing app gets support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar" VentureBeat 7:29 AM
  • "Ulysses 2.7 Brings Touch Bar Support, macOS Sierra Tabs and More to Popular Writing App" MacRumors 7:05 AM
  • "Luxion Releases Keyshot 6.3—Advanced Rendering Tool" Architosh 6:50 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Slow Uptake for Apple's Deep Learning Tools" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:22 AM
  • "November set App Store's 'highest monthly sales ever,' says Apple's Schiller" AppleInsider 10:54 AM
  • "Apple and Spotify are generating $7 billion a year in streaming music revenue: 60 million subscribers a year." Recode 7:14 AM
  • "Apple Music Hits 20 Million Subscribers; Execs Want 'More, Faster -- We're Hungry!'" Billboard 6:50 AM
  • "Apple Music attracts 20 million subscribers in 18 months" BBC 6:56 AM
  • "Apple Music now has 20M paid subscribers, half that of Spotify" Digital Trends 7:15 AM
  • "Apple Music surpasses 20 million subscribers" CNET 6:52 AM
  • "Apple, Square Announce New Payments Partnership" Investopedia 7:55 AM
  • "Discounts, advertising spur brisk Apple Watch sales" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "35 percent of US merchants accept Apple Pay" The Verge 7:17 AM
  • "Apple's single sign-on for Apple TV and iOS is live: A limited number of cable subscribers across the nation can now forget about signing in to endless apps with their cable provider credentials." Macworld 11:22 AM
  • "iPhone is the camera used most in millions of photos on Flickr" Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Apple is going start publishing its AI research: The notoriously secretive organisation is going to start sharing its research into AI in a move that may help advance its efforts." CNET 6:49 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 4Q16 to reach 51.29 million" DigiTimes 6:59 AM
  • "Glassdoor Announces Winners Of Its Employees' Choice Awards Recognizing The Best Places To Work In 2017" ["Glassdoor's 50 Best Places to Work in 2017 list features winning employers across diverse industries spanning technology, consulting, travel and tourism, consumer goods, retail, food services and more. Bain & Company is the first company to rank No. 1 three times (2017, 2014 and 2012), and is among only three employers that have made this list for nine consecutive years. The other two employers include Google (No. 4, 4.4 rating) and Apple (No. 36, 4.2 rating)."] PRNewswire 7:38 AM
  • "These were Apple's most popular apps of 2016" AFP Relax News 6:57 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple opens its first three-story retail store" Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Automated Assistants Will Soon Make a Bid for Your Finances" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:01 PM
  • "T-Mobile announces Digits: one phone number for all your devices" The Verge 11:43 AM
  • "With new 'Digits' technology, T-Mobile eyes a new target for disruption: the phone number" GeekWire 11:34 AM
  • "Everysight's smartglasses give cyclists a fighter jet display" VentureBeat 8:10 AM
  • "Fitbit Buyout Will See Pebble's Time 2 and Core Wearables Canceled, Refunds Issued" MacRumors 7:17 AM
  • "Jack Dorsey has done a good job of hiring women into positions of power" Recode 7:14 AM
  • "Samsung set to remove headphone jack on Galaxy S8" Telegraph 7:10 AM
  • "Malicious online ads expose millions to possible hack" IDG News Service 6:54 AM
Publications/Podcasts
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus rumored to come in a brand new Red color option" iDownload Blog 10:52 AM
  • "Apple reportedly introducing a red chassis color option with new 'iPhone 7s' in 2017" 9to5Mac 10:55 AM
  • "Gene Munster predicts Apple will release folding iPhone" Business Insider 11:24 AM
  • "Apple says iPhones safe despite China fires" BBC 7:00 AM
  • "Apple Admits iPhones Have A Problem: It had to happen. In the face of overwhelming pressure from users and a stark warning from China's Consumer Association government watchdog, Apple AAPL +0.75% has gone on record and admitted iPhone battery problems are more widespread than it initially claimed. But there's a twist..." Forbes 6:48 AM
  • "Apple admits that iPhone 6S battery issue is more widespread than it initially thought" V3 7:11 AM
  • "Could Apple Dump Intel as a Supplier?" Investopedia 10:53 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of iOS 10.2 to Developers and Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 12:01 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 10.2 beta 7 for developer + public beta iPhones and iPads" 9to5Mac 12:01 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "2016 MacBook Pro battery complaints grow for both 13- and 15-inch models" 9to5Mac 10:54 AM
  • "Apple believes 2016 MacBook Pro graphics issues are addressed in macOS 10.12.2 update, according to Craig Federighi email" 9to5Mac 8:10 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:15 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:15 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:15 AM

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Reviews
  • "Review: Netgear's Nighthawk X10 may just be the $500 router you need" The Next Web 7:53 AM
  • "Review: Comparing Google Wifi to other mesh networking heavyweights/Which should you use to drench your house in sweet, sweet Wi-Fi signals?" Ars Technica 7:02 AM
  • "NuPower 60W USB-C Power Adapter review: Simultaneously charge your MacBook and iPhone with one adapter" Macworld 8:34 AM
  • "olloclip kicks iPhoneography up a notch with Connect interchangeable lenses" Apple World Today 7:08 AM
  • "Twelve South's HiRise Duet keeps your iPhone and Apple Watch charged simultaneously" iDownload Blog 7:15 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Nicki Minaj's mobile game is about the music, not just the Kardashian-style fame perks" Macworld 8:33 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Find Cover Art for Your iTunes Albums" PC Magazine 12:06 PM
Tips
  • "Safari Shortcuts You Didn't Know About" AppAdvice 12:01 PM
  • "For Geeks Only: Hey Alexa, Tell Sonos to Play Stevie Wonder in the Kitchen" The Mac Observer 10:51 AM
  • "Quick Tip: View only Downloaded Music on iOS" Six Colors 7:11 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Crazy Apple Rumors: Will you buy a foldable iPad?" Apple Must 10:51 AM
  • "Apple, Fake News, And Freedom Of Speech" Mac360 8:32 AM
  • "'Boring' iPhone 7 builds 'strongest growth' for two years: Does this fit your narrative?" Computerworld 8:23 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung, And Pushing The Envelope" NoodleMac 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Faces a Setback as SCOTUS Favors Samsung?" Zacks 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Watch: Good, Bad, The Sad" Mac360 8:07 AM
  • "Everything at Apple Watch is awesome, insists Tim Cook" The Register 7:50 AM
  • "Did Tim Cook Really Dispute Reports of Poor Apple Watch Sales?" The Tech Night Owl 7:45 AM
  • "Apple's Ordinary, Extraordinary Day Shows Both Its Power And Limits"  Forbes 7:34 AM
  • "Apple's new Single Sign On feature needs an asterisk" Six Colors 7:11 AM
  • "Apple Music hits 20 million subscribers by focusing on Hip-Hop" ["I've said this since the launch of Apple Music, but it seems very clear now. 'Music' is no longer in Apple's DNA—hip-hop is what's important to Apple. Again, it's a numbers game."]  The Loop 7:05 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Softbank-Trump Meeting Means Sprint/T-Mobile Is a Done Deal: Softbank president Masayoshi Son says he'll create 50,000 new jobs, but they may just be the jobs T-Mobile already has." PC Magazine 12:05 PM
  • "Can Sprint Lure You to Stores With Pokemon?" PC Magazine 12:05 PM
  • "Python Web Frameworks" O'Reilly 7:15 AM
  • "AI and the future of design: Will machines take your job?" O'Reilly 7:15 AM
  • "Amazon's Grocery Would Eliminate Thousands Of Jobs" Forbes 6:53 AM
  • "Stop Trying to Kill Smartphones. You Can't Kill Smartphones" Wired 6:50 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Sony to release six games for iOS & Android in next financial year" AppleInsider 10:55 AM
  • "Pokémon Go players have a new haven: Sprint stores" VentureBeat 11:20 AM
  • "Pokémon Go teaming up w/ Sprint before expected Starbucks promotion, new monsters coming soon" 9to5Mac 10:53 AM
  • "HP unveils a display suitable for owners of the new MacBook Pros" Apple World Today 10:51 AM
  • "HP Launches 4K ENVY Display With USB-C for New MacBook Pro" MacRumors 8:09 AM
  • "Units Currency Calculator + 1.0 Released for iPhone, iPad, Android" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "Jasper's Rocket - a fun cat piloted, physics based rocket game launches" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "Learn the Tricks for Getting the Most out of the Apple Watch, with Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course" Kirkville 7:11 AM
  • "This sleek leather wallet from Nomad has a hidden iPhone charger" BGR 7:10 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft partners with Cray to run deep learning algorithms on supercomputers: Microsoft and Cray recently unveiled a collaborative work scaling the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit to run on a Cray XC50 supercomputer, getting results faster then before." TechRepublic 12:13 PM
  • "Why Is Microsoft Showing So Much Interest In Linux?" Quora 12:13 PM
  • "Microsoft, Cray claim deep learning breakthrough on supercomputers" ZDNet 6:36 AM
  • "Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal Gets EU Approval; Now the Heavy Lifting Can Begin" TheStreet 10:53 AM
  • "Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition gets green light in Europe" V3 7:11 AM
  • "Microsoft, LinkedIn Deal Cleared By EU Regulators" Investopedia 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft says LinkedIn will make Trump, Brexit, voters feel great again: We can't make this stuff up – Microsoft said this after Europe okayed its LinkedIn acquisition" The Register 6:52 AM
  • "Microsoft looks to plug skills gap with Azure training freebies" CRN UK 12:12 PM
  • "Microsoft rolls out free channel traning in Azure skills drive" ComputerWeekly 12:13 PM
  • "Dell EMC launches VMware-powered VxRack system with PowerEdge servers" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "Intel may use AMD GPUs to challenge Nvidia's rising power: Intel needs graphics power. AMD needs cash. Both need to fight Nvidia." PCWorld 7:01 AM
  • "Intel's next processor might come with AMD inside" Digital Journal 12:14 PM
  • "Intel Corporation Executive Defends Company's Big Spending Plans" The Motley Fool 7:29 AM
  • "Qualcomm Unveils Chip to Attack Intel Server Stronghold" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 AM
  • "USB-Type C solution provider Good Way to sell convertible bonds to Intel Capital" DigiTimes 6:59 AM
  • "Cisco CEO: If we could repatriate, we'd do a combination of dividends, buybacks, M&A" CNBC 7:19 AM
  • "Cisco CEO: Tech looking forward to talking with Trump [Video] CNBC Videos 7:19 AM
  • "Cisco CEO: Bringing cash back to U.S." CNBC Videos 7:20 AM
  • "Trump is planning to sit down with US tech leaders at a roundtable next week" Business Insider 6:56 AM
  • "Silicon Valley gets ready to meet its newest and most important customer: President DonaldĀ Trump" VentureBeat 7:29 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Credit Suisse: Apple's December quarter iPhone builds could reach 87 million" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:43 AM
  • "Billionaire Ray Dalio Sells Off Major Gold Stock Position, Loads Up On Intel, Apple, Microsoft" Insider Monkey 7:53 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 set intraday records, but health-care slumps on Trump: The IBB is on track for its worst daily drop since the U.K.'s vote to exit from the European Union" MarketWatch 11:29 AM
  • "Dow Looks Again at a Record as Wall Street Shakes Off Biotech Slump: The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average trade at intraday records thanks to broad gains across all sectors save for health care." TheStreet 11:28 AM
  • "Dow, S&P Hit Highs but Trump Comments Slam Drug Stocks" Reuters 11:28 AM
  • "Stocks Rise, Despite Slide in Health-Care Shares: Traders say the market has been quick to react to President-elect Donald Trump's comments" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:27 AM
  • "Bank stocks surge as Asian markets post gains: Australian shares rise despite first drop in GDP in 5 years" MarketWatch 8:39 AM
  • "Banks push Stoxx Europe 600 toward highest level since September: PostNL rejects bid offer; BMPS rallies" MarketWatch 8:39 AM

 
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