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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's Home Court Disadvantage: Investing more domestically doesn't change the fundamental structure of iPhone maker's business" [Paid Membership Required] 7:15 AM
  • "'We want to help America,' Apple CEO Tim Cook says of moving foreign money back to US" ABCNews 7:19 AM
  • "Tim Cook: 'Maybe we should have been clearer' over iPhone throttling" ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Why a $38 Billion Tax Payment Is a Good Deal for Apple"  Wired 7:49 AM
  • "Apple to pay $38bn on foreign cash pile" BBC 7:48 AM
  • "Apple promises investment as it pays taxes on overseas cash" [Video Report] CNBC 7:16 AM
  • "The Ghost of Steve Jobs Continues to Disappear"  24/7 Wall St. 7:15 AM
  • "€13bn Apple tax collection to start in March, PAC hears" RTÉ 7:33 AM
  • "EU Tells Apple It Still Has to Show Them the Money" Bloomberg 8:43 AM
  • "How to Do More With Photos in Apple Photos App: Part 4" Envato Tuts+ 7:36 AM
  • "macOS: How to Use 'Reload Page from Origin' in Safari" The Mac Observer 8:16 AM
  • "Tips: How to make Windows 10 install media on macOS High Sierra" AppleInsider 9:37 AM
  • "How to use tags to organize files in macOS High Sierra" Apple World Today 7:22 AM
  • "How to make your Mail signatures more interesting" Apple Must 8:31 AM
Press Releases
  • "New Lighting mode coming to rekordbox™, to be released in February" Business Wire 8:42 AM
  • "New rekordbox Lyric Plus Pack Brings World's First Lyric Visualization in Sync with DJs' Tracks" Business Wire 8:42 AM
  • "Think Firefox Quantum is fast? Try Firefox 58, out next week, says Mozilla: The incoming Firefox 58 brings faster page loads thanks to a new compiler and streaming compilation, reports Mozilla." ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "DEVONthink 2.9.17 updates web interface, searches PDF annotations" DEVONtechnologies 7:10 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple said it wasn't in the TV business. Now it's in high-stakes bidding wars with HBO"  Quartz 9:10 AM
  • "Apple to Take Culver City HQ After HBO Backs Out"  Variety 7:33 AM
  • "New leases give Apple a large footprint in Los Angeles for content push" AppleInsider 7:20 AM
  • "Apple supplier guilty of unsafe work conditions, report finds: Findings include workers coming in contact with toxic chemicals without training or sufficient protection. Apple says it found no evidence to support the claims." CNET 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Is Blocking an App That Detects Net Neutrality Violations From the App Store/Update: Apple backed off."  Motherboard 1:17 PM
  • "Tech giants are telling Trump to preserve a program that allows some spouses of high-skilled immigrants to work in the U.S." Recode 7:37 AM
  • "Apple, Google Reroute Employee Buses After Series of Alleged Attacks Near San Francisco" Gizmodo 7:28 AM
  • "MacBook Air's Legacy, Tim Cook's iPhone Battery Comments -TMO Daily Observations 2018-01-18" The Mac Observer 1:14 PM
  • "The Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 14: What's Up with My iPhone's Battery?" Intego 10:31 AM
  • "The Rebound 170: Long-Time Listeners" Six Colors 10:08 AM
  • "iPhone owners will be able to disable CPU throttling in future iOS version, Cook says" AppleInsider 7:21 AM
  • "Tim Cook says users will be able to turn off iPhone slowdown 'feature'" Mashable 7:28 AM
  • "Apple will give users the option to control their own battery's destiny" Ars Technica 9:08 AM
  • "Tim Cook: iPhone Owners Didn't Pay Attention to Battery Fix Details" ["While Cook's admission that Apple may not have been clear seems spot-on, his suggestion that users weren't paying attention feels disingenuous. Based on the information Apple published, it's not clear that phone performance could be impacted by the battery fix."] The Mac Observer 9:45 AM
  • "iPhone 'chaiOS' bug can freeze your phone with a single link" The Verge 7:27 AM
  • "iOS 11.2.5 beta 6 fixes the ChaiOS 'text bomb' Messages bug" iDownload Blog 7:37 AM
  • "We Don't Need No Stinkin' Battery Features Releases iOS 11.2.5 Public Beta 6" Forbes 7:48 AM
  • "A bug is messing up the keyboard for some Messenger users on iPhones" TechCrunch 7:25 AM
  • "Annoying bug in Facebook Messenger hitting some iOS users, company investigating" 9to5Mac 7:24 AM
  • "Apple patent hints at OLED displays for Macs (eventually)" Apple World Today 8:13 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "10" iPad Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "9" iPad Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:34 AM

  • "Apple iPhone X: Two weeks in the life of an anxious user/A smartphone that plucks at your heartstrings, not always in a good way" The Register 8:11 AM
  • "Hands-on: Ugreen's 20000mAh MFi Power Bank with built-in Lightning cable" 9to5Mac 10:11 AM
  • "Fender Monterey Bluetooth speaker review: Rugged, loud, and fun, but also pricey and only marginally portable" TechHive 7:24 AM
  • "The LaVolta turns your iMac into a portable (if you have strong shoulders)" Apple World Today 7:23 AM
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  • "VeeR VR Editor is the best editing app for your 360-degree photos" iMore 8:10 AM
  • "Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery — first look at wizarding mobile game" VentureBeat 7:42 AM
  • "'JYDGE' Review - Here Comes the JYDGE" Touch Arcade 7:34 AM
  • "How to transfer data from your old iPad to your new iPad" iMore 9:37 AM
  • "How to Use Your Smartphone to Diagnose Bad Wi-Fi" Gizmodo 9:08 AM
  • "Fix: Safari can't load websites or crashes" iDownload Blog 8:11 AM
  • "How to install the official Apple SEED training app on iPhone" Cult of Mac 7:32 AM
  • "Decline iPhone Phone Calls With a Message" MacMost 7:17 AM
  • "Tip: stop the Podcasts app from auto-advancing to the next episode from the same show" iDownload Blog 8:40 AM
  • "Can you buy insurance for your older iPhone? If you have an out-of-warranty, out-of-AppleCare iPhone, you may still be able to insure it." iMore 7:36 AM
  • "The Finance 202: Trump is eager to claim credit for Apple moves. But it's a bit more complicated." Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:32 AM
  • "It's Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone" MacStories 10:31 AM
  • "Who Might Apple Buy With Its Big Tax Holiday Windfall? Apple claims it will make the largest tax payment ever when it brings back its overseas cash. Expect the iPhone maker to spend big on buybacks and dividends, and perhaps make an acquisition or two." TheStreet 9:08 AM
  • "Apple is the company everybody should pay attention to: Roger McNamee"  Fox Business Videos 8:33 AM
  • "iPad Diaries: Transmit Replacements and FTP Clients" MacStories 7:43 AM
  • "Soon you'll be able to decide whether you want better battery life or better performance on your iPhone" Quartz 10:31 AM
  • "iPhones are fragile — and so are their owners" The Next Web 7:41 AM
  • "Siri needs to become a platform"  iMore 7:37 AM
  • "iPhone fixation: It's all on Apple" Macworld 7:24 AM
  • "How Apple can turn the iPhone into an ultra portable MacBook Air: After 10 years, it's time to take the next step." Macworld 7:24 AM
  • "Tim Cook talks new Apple site, tax repatriation, battery kerfuffle, and more" The Loop 7:41 AM
  • "A $350 Billion 'Contribution' to the U.S. Economy? No (Premium)" Thurrott 7:20 AM
  • "Recode's Ed Lee: Why I'm questioning Apple's $350 billion" CNBC Videos 7:16 AM
  • "iPhone addiction? You ain't seen nothing yet... iPhones and other smartphones truly are addictive and we're spending more time staring at them than ever before."  Computerworld 7:10 AM
  • "Google's Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook: It works! It actually works!" Ars Technica 9:08 AM
  • "What the newest laptops tell us about 2018 trends" The Verge 7:41 AM
  • "The problem with human moderators" Mashable 7:27 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Epson Announces Next-Generation SureColor F2100 Printer for High-Performance Direct-to-Garment Printing" PRNewswire 8:43 AM
  • "iQuest, Inc. Announces release of iQagent AR, IOS-based Augmented Reality App for Manufacturing and Industry" PRNewswire 8:43 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel says Meltdown / Spectre patch causes reboots in computers with newer processors too: Data center performance can degrade by up to 25 percent for certain workloads" The Verge 6:24 AM
  • "Spectre and Meltdown patches are slowing down newer Intel chips too: Fixer are causing some systems to slow down up up to 25 percent" The Inquirer 6:28 AM
  • "Intel: Meltdown/Spectre patches also cause reboots on newer processors" Neowin 6:29 AM
  • "Intel admits Spectre patch problems also affect newer Core chips: The chipmaker said it's working on a fix for its buggy Spectre/Meltdown patches." Engadget 6:48 AM
  • "Intel Says That Patches for Spectre, Meltdown Affect Newer Chips" CDR Info 6:39 AM
  • "Meltdown-Spectre: Intel says newer chips also hit by unwanted reboots after patch" ZDNet 6:40 AM
  • "Spectre patch reboot flaw covers most chips, Intel warns" bit-tech 6:40 AM
  • "Intel: Meltdown and Spectre bugs also affect Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Skylake and Kaby Lake systems" BetaNews 6:40 AM
  • "AMD slapped with class-action suit over 'wrongful' handling of Spectre flaw: Plaintiffs claim chipmaker kept quiet to inflate its stock price" The Inquirer 6:28 AM
  • "IBM May Finally Stop Shrinking. But Is It a Turnaround?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:25 AM
  • "Intel Vega M Release Date, Specs: Lower-Tier Dell XPS 15 Not Getting AMD GPU?" The Christian Post 6:35 AM
  • "HP unveils 2018 strategy for Vietnam/HP Vietnam on Tuesday said that it was focusing on new solutions related to its three main areas: core, growth and future." Vietnamnet Bridge 6:36 AM
  • "New Dell XPS 13 Retails from RM5,999 in Malaysia" 6:35 AM
  • "Delaware Supreme Court reverses Court of Chancery's Dell appraisal decision" Lexology 6:35 AM
  • "Qualcomm's CES press conference was about partners/CES 2018: Partners using chips means partners buying chips" SemiAccurate 6:29 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Inc. Stock Is a Winner, Even Heading Into Earnings" InvestorPlace 10:31 AM
  • "Here's What Wall Street Thinks of Apple's Cash Repatriation Plan" Bloomberg 8:43 AM
  • "Apple to Give Employees $2,500 Bonus in Restricted Stock, Will Also Double Charity Contributions" The Mac Observer 7:10 AM
  • "Apple chipmaker TSMC sees Q4 profit edge lower" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:48 AM
Industry News
  • "Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency is rebounding after a two-day bloodbath" BGR 9:33 AM
  • "Dow Falls, Stocks Mixed as Wall Street Rally Pauses; Boeing Slides: Stocks turn mixed on Thursday. Boeing is the leading laggard on the Dow." TheStreet 12:31 PM
  • "Bitcoin bubble could be a billion-dollar problem for banks" USA Today 12:32 PM
  • "Five stocks leading the Dow's blistering rally" FOXBusiness 6:45 AM
  • "Mid-Day Update: Stock Market Wilts as Government Shutdown Spooks Wall Street" MT Newswires 12:32 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Tick Lower After Dow 26000: Falling bond prices contribute to a pullback among shares of real-estate companies and utilities" [Paid Membership Required] 12:33 PM
  • "Hong Kong, Chinese stocks advance while Nikkei pulls back after topping 24,000" MarketWatch 6:46 AM
  • "Turkey's central bank keeps interest rates steady" MarketWatch 6:47 AM

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