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Agree/Disagree: It is too early to call the Apple Watch a "stalled platform".

Agree. Too early. $12 million holiday sales!
Disagree. Slow moving after 1 year.

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Agree/Disagree: It is too early to call the Apple Watch a "stalled platform". Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Tuesday Highlights: Dan Frommer's 220-day review of the Apple Watch leaves him feeling "the limitations of what the first version of the watch can do", as if it is "a stalled platform"; however, holiday shoppers seem to like it so far, with an estimated $12 million in sales by end of year; and yet some issues owners have noted for giving up their watch are that it can be "limited, poor battery, lacks value"; Olga Harif at Bloomberg sees Apple going with money-losing person-to-person pay in order to increase Apple Pay adoption in stores; the London Evening Standard reporting £2,000 has been awarded to the retired man whose iPhone was wiped prior to his granting permission; CNNMoney talks with Eddy Cue about Apple's News app; developer of Sketch is leaving the Mac App Store because of poor customer experience; Dan Moren explains the point of "'Optimize Mac Storage' in Photos for Mac"; Jonny Evans looks at the Apple Watch and health insurance; G for Games hearing the iPhone 6c will feature colored metal casing; also rumor of USB-C only iPhone 7, something Evan Killham at Cult of Mac thinks is a stupid move, if true, but Graham Spencer at MacStories sees it as inevitable; Time tutorial on cleaning up a messy iPhone Photo library.

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  • "Half a year later, the Apple Watch feels like a stalled platform"  Quartz 7:30 AM
  • "Apple Watch Sales To Reach $12M By End of Year, Say Analysts" Forbes 7:15 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple Watch Sales to Hit $12M During Holidays" The Mac Observer 10:54 AM
  • "Why Apple Wants to Get Into the Unprofitable World of Payments Between Friends" Bloomberg 8:05 AM
  • "London pensioner successfully sues Apple for wiping honeymoon photos from his phone: A pensioner who sued Apple for wiping his treasured honeymoon snaps from his phone has been awarded £2,000 after winning the court case."  London Evening Standard 7:16 AM
  • "Pensioner defeats Apple over lost video of tortoise biting his hand" The Inquirer 7:16 AM
  • "Man successfully sues Apple for wiping photos from his iPhone" CNET 2:30 PM
  • "Patent monetization firm Papst Licensing sets sights on Apple over data transfer tech" AppleInsider 7:35 AM
  • "Q&A with Apple exec about News app: This fall's upgrade to Apple's iPhone and iPad operating system comes with a new app called News."  CNNMoney 7:27 AM
  • "Tablet Shipments Seen Falling 8% in 2015: Market looks to be transitioning to detachable tablets, according to data tracker IDC" [Paid Membership Required] 11:21 AM
  • "Popular Design App 'Sketch' Leaves Mac App Store Due to Poor Customer Experience" MacRumors 11:05 AM
  • "Windows 10 vs. OS X: Which gives sys admins more control? Microsoft is adopting Apple's approach to PC management" InfoWorld 12:13 PM
  • "Windows 10 shows slow steady gains as XP, Mac OS X drop" The Inquirer 7:17 AM
  • "Adobe Flash Is Now Called Animate. But It's Still a Mess." Wired 3:35 PM
  • "Adobe is telling people to stop using Flash" The Verge 12:13 PM
  • "Adobe Is Finally Killing the Flash Name" Gizmodo 1:50 PM
  • "On1 Photo 10 review: From suite to sweet: photo editing app does it all" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "Hands-on: Adobe's new Fuse CC lets beginners take baby steps into 3D modeling" Macworld 7:19 AM
  • "Understanding 'Optimize Mac Storage' in Photos for Mac" Six Colors 11:41 AM
  • "Putting Mac OS on Raspberry Pi...eventually" Macworld 11:08 AM
  • "How to Run Microsoft Edge Web Browser in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 1:23 PM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Stick It With Ghostnote" YMP Now 10:53 AM
  • "Five Things You Should Know About Lightroom's Adjustment Brush" Layers Magazine 11:07 AM
  • "Boost Your Mac's Battery Life 20-percent" Mac 360 7:09 AM
  • "Free: Adjust Audio Levels In Any Audio File" McSolo 7:09 AM
  • "Are Macs Good Enough at Fighting Security Threats in the Workplace?" Intego 12:28 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro X December Update?" FCPXtv 7:11 AM
Press Releases
  • "CL3VER unveils pro VR Authoring solution for AEC at Autodesk University 2015" Architosh 12:42 PM
  • "DEVONthink 2.8.8 improves Tinderbox integration & more" DEVONtechnologies 10:54 AM
  • "Adobe renames Flash Professional to Animate, pivots to HTML5" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "ProCommander dual-pane interface file manager for Mac OS X is on sale" prMac 7:18 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "What unhappy Apple Watch owners think: limited, poor battery, lacks value"  ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "Top 12 Reasons People Gave Up on the Apple Watch" Fortune 8:22 AM
  • "What People Do Not Like About Apple Watch" 24/7 Wall St. 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Watch, health insurance and the future of work"  Computerworld 7:08 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook is going to receive the same award that Taylor Swift was once given" Business Insider 7:26 AM
  • "Eddy Cue says iOS 9 News app helps journalism, not being censored in China" AppleInsider 7:26 AM
  • "Apple exec Eddy Cue: We appreciate 'great journalism' not blogs" Business Insider 7:27 AM
  • "Apple's 2015 Black Friday Sales: Strongest Performance Ever?" G for Games 7:32 AM
  • "One iPad Was Sold Every Second Throughout The Day On Thanksgiving at Target" Modmyi 7:31 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to Receive Ripple of Hope Award from The Robert F. Kennedy Center" The Mac Observer 3:36 PM
  • "Apple turns store logos red and promotes (RED) products for World AIDS Day" 9to5Mac 11:19 AM
  • "Apple Honors World AIDS Day for the Fifth Year With Red Store Logos" MacRumors 11:19 AM
  • "Apple Store Logos Light Up Red in Support of World AIDS Day 2015 [Photos] iClarified 11:49 AM
  • "Microsoft shows Apple some love in new holiday ad" The Next Web 11:09 AM
  • "Apple expands Personal Pickup option to 6 more EU countries" AppleInsider 7:26 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Envy is the Cause of Miserable Facebook Users" Digital Trends 3:24 PM
  • "This weird bug is dropping a skull emoji into Gmail accounts" The Verge 12:13 PM
  • "Thunderbird 'a tax' on Firefox development, and Mozilla wants to drop it" Ars Technica 11:21 AM
  • "Christmas Lights May Be Slowing Your Wi-Fi Down" Digital Trends 11:12 AM
  • "Samsung replaces mobile chief as smartphone lead dwindles" Associated Press 8:22 AM
  • "The MacJury's Gift Guide #2" MacVoices 1:59 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report with Merlin Mann: Wednesday is Murder Day" The Loop 12:34 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-01: AT&T's Data Plan Price Increase" The Mac Observer 12:16 PM
  • "iMore + Android Central crossover special podcast!" iMore 11:12 AM
  • "iPhone 6c To Be Released In February With A 'Colorful' Metal Design?" G for Games 7:32 AM
  • "Rumor: 4" iPhone 6c with colorful metal body designs launching in February 2016" iDownload Blog 11:09 AM
  • "Sketchy report calls for iPhone 7 with USB-C, dual cameras, Touch ID-integrated screen & more" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
  • "NetMarketShare: OS X and iOS marketshare both dip in November" Apple World Today 8:01 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Granted 55 Patents Today Covering Fingerprint Technology behind Touch ID, Self-Adapting Haptics & more" Patently Apple 11:21 AM
  • "Apple Granted their Second Patent this Quarter for an Adaptive Augmented Reality Projector" Patently Apple 7:31 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for a Docking Station with Self-Retracting Connector" Patently Apple 7:31 AM
  • "Apple Granted a 3D-Mapping Patent covering Mirror Positioning via Diffraction-Based Sensing" Patently Apple 7:31 AM
  • "Apple's adaptive projector patent mentions smart glasses and 3D input interfaces" Apple World Today 8:06 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 11:22 AM
  • "Skill Game For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" App Sliced 11:22 AM
  • "Voice Notes Pro -Recorder, Notepad For Mac Is Free Right Now (Previously $6.99)" App Sliced 11:22 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:01 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:01 AM

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  • "BrydgeMini review: Keyboard case for older iPad mini models" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "Review: ConnectSense Smart Outlet featuring Apple HomeKit support" AppAdvice 3:16 PM
  • "Review: iDevices Switch HomeKit and Wi-Fi enabled plug" iLounge 11:19 AM
  • "SnapPower Charger review: Quickly add a USB charging port to an outlet" TechHive 7:19 AM
  • "Review: Rearth Ringke Clear Case with DIY for iPhone 6 and 6s Plus" Run Around Tech 2:58 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands On: Citymapper 5.12 (iOS)" MacNN 12:50 PM
  • "'Football Manager Mobile 2016' Review - Your Phone Couldn't Ask for a Better Sports Manager Game" Touch Arcade 11:21 AM
  • "How to fix the dreaded 'Unable to Move Message' error in iOS Mail" Apple World Today 1:14 PM
  • "How To Free Up Or Clear RAM In iOS On iPhone, iPad, iPod touch [Tip] Redmond Pie 12:12 PM
  • "How to Clean Up Your Messy iPhone Photo Library" Time 7:36 AM
  • "How to make your iPhone run better in 10 seconds" Cult of Mac 7:24 AM
  • "4 smarter ways to search on your iPhone or iPad: If you're hunting for a specific mail message or looking for a name in a lengthy web page, skip Spotlight and try a specialized iOS search tool instead." Macworld 7:19 AM
  • "Gift This, Not That: Apple Watch vs. Pebble Time" Forbes 2:48 PM
  • "3 Risks to Apple Inc.'s Business: Apple is a great business, but even the best businesses face significant risks." The Motley Fool 2:48 PM
  • "Here's what happens when Apple moves into your market" Business Insider 1:23 PM
  • "The refrain: Stop repeating yourself" Macworld 11:19 AM
  • "UK man wins £1,200 compensation from Apple over 'wiped' iPhone honeymoon photos, contacts" MacDailyNews 10:53 AM
  • "Is Amazon, Inc. Reversing Course and Building an Apple TV App?" The Motley Fool 8:22 AM
  • "Cassandra: iPad Pro -Go Easy on the Screenshots" eXtensions 8:18 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 7- Thinner? Or Is it Too Early to Tell?" Tapscape 8:15 AM
  • "Thoughts on the Inevitable Demise of the 3.5mm Audio Jack on the iPhone" MacStories 11:19 AM
  • "Apple would be stupid to drop the iPhone headphone jack" Cult of Mac 8:15 AM
  • "Smart Assistants Making Progress...But Slowly" Tech.pinions 8:01 AM
  • "12 apps we're dying to have on our new Apple TV: Rumor has it that an Amazon Video app is coming soon to the Apple TV. Well, that's a start." Macworld 7:20 AM
  • "Some People Hate The Apple Watch, Here's Why That Might Not Matter" Forbes 7:14 AM
  • "Why Apple Must Re-invent The Car" Mac 360 7:08 AM
  • "How to shield your kid from smartphone cyberbullies" Cult of Mac 12:50 PM
  • "Is Comcast's new Stream TV service as bad as it seems for net neutrality? No, it's even worse" BGR 8:05 AM
  • "Comic: Surface Tension" iMore 11:19 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The only 28 apps you need to have on your iPhone home screen" Business Insider 1:25 PM
  • "3 multi-tasking docks for your iPhone and Apple Watch" BGR 1:24 PM
  • "Starbucks customers in Canada can now reload their accounts with Apple Pay" iMore 1:19 PM
  • "New report finds more American businesses are installing solar than ever before" ["Other top companies recognized for both their amount of solar capacity and number of solar installations include Kohl's, Apple, Macy's, Walgreens, Target, IKEA, Prologis, FedEx, Intel, General Motors, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, Bed Bath & Beyond, Safeway, Hartz Mountain, Staples, L'Oreal, Kaiser Permanente and Toyota."] SEIA 1:19 PM
  • "HP Inc. Reinvents Large-Format Printing with the Industry's Most Compact and Affordable Integrated MFP" Architosh 12:42 PM
  • "World's First USB-C Adapter For MacBook Supports Four DC Output Voltages" MacPrices 11:40 AM
  • "MyApple Magazine Issue No. 2 is now available for free" Apple World Today 11:10 AM
  • "Chrome for iOS adds 3D Touch shortcuts, better hardware keyboard support" 9to5Mac 11:08 AM
  • "EXO U Education Platform now available for iPhone and iPad on the Apple App Store" PRNewswire 8:18 AM
  • "BA introduces new Apple watch scanners: The use of the British Airways Apple watch app has quadrupled in just four months and in response the airline is introducing new scanners to make them easier and faster to use." Advance 8:08 AM
  • "The BookBook for iPhone 6s case is not just for the literary types" iDownload Blog 7:33 AM
  • "Google Hangouts now lets you reply on the Apple Watch; Twitch brings Whispers to iOS" 9to5Mac 7:32 AM
  • "2015: 'Must-have' MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro accessories" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "You can now message your Twitch buddies privately on iOS" The Next Web 7:24 AM
  • "Birthday Stickers App Turns Photos Into Personalised Birthday Cards" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "PaigeeWorld releases a new version of the popular social network app" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "Multiplayer App El Bandito Turns Gamers into Wild West Gunslingers" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "Look no further than Level Tool Advanced for the precision app you need" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "Apple Music finally coming to Sonos" The Inquirer 7:17 AM
  • "IN1 is a handy combination iPhone case and Swiss Army Knife" Apple World Today 7:12 AM
Computer Industry
  • "This May Be Another Canceled Microsoft Tablet We'll Never Get To Hold" Digital Trends 6:48 AM
  • "Microsoft brings HoloLens development stateside, lays off 60 on Israeli team" GeekWire 12:51 PM
  • "Microsoft laid off half the people working on one of its most important projects" Business Insider India 6:49 AM
  • "Microsoft's new CRM boss takes the wraps off Dynamics CRM 2016" Computerworld 6:49 AM
  • "Windows 10 shows slow steady gains as XP, Mac OS X drop: Windows 7 is up and Windows 8.1 finally limps past XP" The Inquirer 6:50 AM
  • "Microsoft's new premium Office 365 subscription for businesses is here: Office 365 E5 offers new features including organisational analytics and Skype for Business Cloud PBX" 6:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Launches Annual 12 Days of Deals Promotion" Thurrott 7:52 AM
  • "Now Microsoft puts Cortana to work on key Power BI data" ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "GE, MetLife Back Wind Farm That Will Run Microsoft Data Center" Bloomberg 12:09 PM
  • "Microsoft and HP reveal more details about cloud partnership: The deal will include new hardware and software that bring the two companies together" IDG News Service 11:14 AM
  • "Meg Whitman on what it took to split HP into two companies" ZDNet 12:40 PM
  • "HPE Synergy offers single hybrid infrastructure: Making it easy to strike a continuous balance between on-premise and cloud computing" The Inquirer 5:59 AM
  • "HPE Enters Composable Infrastructure Space with Synergy" eWeek 6:04 AM
  • "HPE Helion Managed Cloud Broker wants to unify your cloud workloads" The Inquirer 8:50 AM
  • "HPE shares jump 6% on Microsoft Azure news" USA Today 1:57 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise shares rally on expanded Microsoft cloud deal" MarketWatch 12:59 PM
  • "Intel pushing new entry-level PC processors in 2Q16-3Q16" DigiTimes 6:20 AM
  • "Celkon Launches Intel Processor-Powered 7-Inch Tablet For Rs 4,999" Gizmodo India 6:47 AM
  • "Intel Takes Integration Down a New Path" I-Connect 007 6:47 AM
  • "Intel: Why I'm Skeptical Of Additional Upside" Seeking Alpha 11:22 AM
  • "AMD to release hotfix driver addressing Radeon Crimson fan issue" Oracle Herald 6:22 AM
  • "AMD launches a new FirePro, the W4300 GPU: Mid-range filled out with the top low-profile offering" Semi Accurate 8:51 AM
  • "Dell certificates vulnerability: How to protect your Windows systems" Tech Republic 6:07 AM
  • "First Click: IBM's Watson is too elementary" The Verge 6:46 AM
  • "IBM Launches Bluemix Local in China" eWeek 8:50 AM
  • "Cisco, Brocade, HPE Among Top Networking Vendors: IHS" eWeek 12:35 PM
  • "BYOD Policy Posing Security Risks for Businesses" eWeek 9:30 AM
  • "The 10 apps that will own the future of the enterprise" ZDNet 12:18 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Credit Suisse Reconfirms Apple Production Cuts, Weak iPhone 6s Demand" Benzinga 2:48 PM
  • "Apple could revisit its low — here's why: Trader" CNBC 2:48 PM
  • "Here's Why Apple Stock is Losing Momentum Today" TheStreet 11:49 AM
  • "Apple Not Participating In Tuesday's Rally" Benzinga 11:49 AM
  • "For Apple The Negatives Always Outweigh The Positives" Forbes 12:33 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks Rise but Off Highs as Weak Manufacturing Unlikely to Slow Fed" TheStreet 12:16 PM
  • "Wall Street Limits Gains as U.S. Factory Activity Contracts" FOXBusiness 12:16 PM
  • "Midday Update: Wall Street Regaining Positive Momentum After Giving Up Some Gains Following Weak ISM" Nasdaq 12:16 PM
  • "Stocks climb, kick off December in rally mode" USA Today 12:18 PM
  • "Stocks Climb Ahead of Data, Expected ECB Stimulus: Investors look ahead to Friday's jobs report as major indexes have stuck to a narrow range ahead of ECB, Fed meetings" [Paid Membership Required] 12:17 PM
  • "European stocks trim gains as ECB meeting looms/European stocks held to thin gains Tuesday, with investors appearing reluctant to make major moves ahead of the European Central Bank's policy announcement." MarketWatch 6:30 AM
  • "Asian shares rise on hopes for stimulus; yuan holds steady/Shares in Hong Kong led a rally across most of Asia Tuesday, on expectations for more stimulus from Chinese authorities, specifically in the property sector." MarketWatch 6:31 AM

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