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  • "Apple's Big Cash Winners: Shareholders/Repatriated overseas money is expected to boost buybacks and dividends, while tax changes help bottom line" [Paid Membership Required] 8:10 AM
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  • "Apple still wants to teach the world to code (with Swift)" Computerworld 8:01 AM
  • "Text bomb, text bomb, you're my text bomb! Naughty HTML freezes Messages, Safari, etc: Apple font code on iOS, macOS knackered by texted link" The Register 8:37 AM
  • "How to install Apple Configurator 2 for macOS" iMore 8:27 AM
Press Releases
  • "Office for Mac is adding real-time collaborative editing" The Verge 8:15 AM
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  • "Leading European technical colleges adopt Apple's Everyone Can Code initiative: Apple today announced 70 colleges and universities in Europe have adopted Everyone Can Code, a comprehensive program designed by Apple to help everyone learn to build mobile apps."  Apple 8:06 AM
  • "Leading European Technical Colleges Adopt Apple's Everyone Can Code Initiative" Business Wire 8:06 AM
  • "iPhone slowdown controversy might boost 'Right to Repair' bills" Cult of Mac 8:27 AM
  • "Apple starts search for retail employees to staff its upcoming Washington D.C. Carnegie Library store" AppleInsider 8:21 AM
  • "Apple begins hiring staff for upcoming retail location in Washington, D.C's historic Carnegie Library" 9to5Mac 8:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Ransomware: Why the crooks are ditching bitcoin and where they are going next" ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "How Apple's going to spend it's massive fortune, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:25 AM
  • "The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 43: CES 2018 Headlines and Highlights" AnandTech 8:21 AM
  • "AppleInsider Podcast interviews Scott Harkins of Honeywell, talks about Tim Cook's response to iPhone batteries, foreign cash" AppleInsider 8:21 AM
  • "KGI: Larger-Sized iPhones Coming This Year Will Offset Weakening Demand for iPhone X in China"  MacRumors 8:09 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple may stop making the iPhone X midyear — updated" Apple 3.0 8:58 AM
  • "If iPhone X demand is less than expected, analyst expects it to be 'end of life' when replacements ship" AppleInsider 8:13 AM
  • "Fix for 'chaiOS' Malicious Link Issue in Messages Coming Next Week" MacTrast 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Redesigns iOS App Store Web Pages With iOS 11 Look and Feel" MacTrast 8:10 AM
  • "Apple brings its redesigned App Store to the web" Engadget 8:58 AM
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  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:01 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:01 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:01 AM

  • "iMac Pro review: Mac Pro power in the shape of an iMac/The fastest Mac available is for users who demand multi-core performance." Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "ConnectSense Smart Outlet review: A solid smart plug for the HomeKit set" TechHive 8:05 AM
  • "What happens to the traffic you send to the App Store? – iA" iA Writer 8:21 AM
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  • "Intel Claims 90 Percent of Affected CPUs Have Live Patches Just as Rumors of New Attacks Arrive" Gizmodo 1/18
  • "Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns" BBC 1/18
  • "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 1/18
  • "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 1/18
  • "Intel: Meltdown/Spectre patches also cause reboots on newer processors" Neowin 1/18
  • "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 1/18
  • "Intel Says That Patches for Spectre, Meltdown Affect Newer Chips" CDR Info 1/18
  • "Meltdown-Spectre: Intel says newer chips also hit by unwanted reboots after patch" ZDNet 1/18
  • "Spectre patch reboot flaw covers most chips, Intel warns" bit-tech 1/18
  • "Intel: Meltdown and Spectre bugs also affect Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Skylake and Kaby Lake systems" BetaNews 1/18
  • "Why Intel x86 must die: Our cloud-centric future depends on open source chips" ZDNet 1/18
  • "Intel starts shipping two new D400-series 3D cameras unveiled at CES" Neowin 1/18
  • "Windows 10 Meltdown-Spectre patch: New updates bring fix for unbootable AMD PCs" ZDNet 1/18
  • "Microsoft to drop its HealthVault Insights apps" ZDNet 1/18
  • "Microsoft's new drawing bot is an AI artist" TechCrunch 1/18
  • "AMD slapped with class-action suit over 'wrongful' handling of Spectre flaw: Plaintiffs claim chipmaker kept quiet to inflate its stock price" The Inquirer 1/18
  • "IBM May Finally Stop Shrinking. But Is It a Turnaround?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/18
  • "Intel Vega M Release Date, Specs: Lower-Tier Dell XPS 15 Not Getting AMD GPU?" The Christian Post 1/18
  • "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 1/18
  • "New Dell XPS 13 Retails from RM5,999 in Malaysia" 1/18
  • "Delaware Supreme Court reverses Court of Chancery's Dell appraisal decision" Lexology 1/18
  • "Dell announces partnership with AR headset-maker Meta to start selling its dev kit" TechCrunch 1/18
  • "Oracle Fixes 237 Vulnerabilities in January Critical Patch Update" eWeek 1/18
  • "IBM Shows Positive Revenue Growth for First Time in Six Years" eWeek 1/18
  • "IBM Q4 edges expectations, as-a-service run rate now $10.3 billion" ZDNet 1/18
  • "IBM Ends 22-Quarter Streak of Falling Revenue" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/18
  • "Qualcomm's CES press conference was about partners/CES 2018: Partners using chips means partners buying chips" SemiAccurate 1/18
  • "What the newest laptops tell us about 2018 trends" The Verge 1/18
  • "ARM's CEO Simon Segars on Spectre/Meltdown, IoT security and more" TechCrunch 1/18
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  • "Why the EU Is Claiming $15.3 Billion in Unpaid Taxes from Apple" Market Realist 8:38 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks fight for gains as government: shutdown fear caps rise on earnings optimism: IBM shares decline" MarketWatch 9:02 AM
  • "Stocks Tiptoe Mostly Higher Amid Worries Over a Government Shutdown: Stocks rise cautiously on Friday, as investors grow increasingly concerned the federal government will be forced into a shutdown at midnight." TheStreet 9:02 AM
  • "Wall Street opens higher as investors shrug off shutdown fears" Reuters 9:02 AM
  • "Stocks Rise as Investors Focus on Economy Rather Than Looming Shutdown: Oil prices fall from near three-year highs on concerns about rising production" [Paid Membership Required] 9:01 AM
  • "Asian markets jump higher as investors brush off possible U.S. shutdown: Nintendo soars, boosting Nikkei; Taiex hits fresh 28-year high" MarketWatch 9:01 AM
  • "European stocks rise as industrial, tech shares help put weekly win in sight" MarketWatch 9:01 AM

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