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iPredict: Apple will never succeed with TV content without a major acquisition (i.e., Netflix, big studio, etc.) Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

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  • "Apple Needs a New Approach: The company really does care, but too many abuses are happening." ["For all the talk of cleaning up its supply chain, too many stories keep popping up about poor working conditions and excessive overtime."]  BloombergGadfly 7:54 AM
  • "Apple may be slowing down production of the iPhone X — but it's still making more iPhones than ever" Business Insider 7:56 AM
  • "Voip-Pal Says Apple's Sanctions Bid At PTAB 'Absurd'" Law360 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:39 AM
  • "Warning: A simple text message can crash iOS and macOS" BetaNews 7:56 AM
  • "UGH! Another Malicious 'Text Bomb' Surfaces That Can Crash or Hang Messages and Safari" MacTrast 8:07 AM
  • "How to go directly to a specific folder in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 8:19 AM
  • "eXtensions: The Wednesday File (40) -Mac Failure Thrice Over" eXtensions 7:11 AM
Press Releases
  • "Announcing SoftRAID version 5.6.4" SoftRAID 7:09 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Microsoft tops Thomson Reuters top 100 global tech leaders list: The list, which aims to identify the industry's top financially successful and organizationally sound organizations, features U.S. tech giants such as Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc, International Business Machines Corp and Texas Instruments Inc, among its top 10." Reuters 7:16 AM
  • "Thomson Reuters Names the World's Top 100 Technology Companies" [Apple #6] Reuters 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Earns Sixth Place on 'Top 100 Global Technology Leaders' List" MacRumors 7:37 AM
  • "Apple supplier denies charges of unsafe, unclean conditions" Associated Press 7:24 AM
  • "Workers at an Apple manufacturing plant in China complained about poor working conditions and exposure to noxious chemicals" Business Insider 7:37 AM
  • "J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Drama Series Shopped to Apple, HBO" Variety 7:09 AM
  • "Apple is battling HBO to acquire new J.J. Abrams sci-fi show" Cult of Mac 8:45 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Sprint goes after Verizon subscribers again with free unlimited service for a year" Pocketnow 8:50 AM
  • "The Moto X5 will feature an iPhone X-like notch, according to new leak" Digital Trends 8:33 AM
  • "Kaspersky reveals details of extraordinarily powerful Android trojan, Skygofree" BetaNews 7:56 AM
  • "Amazon's Fire TV boss: We're beating Roku, and we're still doing smart TVs" TechHive 7:30 AM
  • "More than 20 states sue to stop FCC's net neutrality repeal" CNNMoney 7:26 AM
  • "Net neutrality showdown: Now Mozilla and 21 states sue FCC over internet freedom" ZDNet 7:16 AM
  • "Inventec begins shipping long-awaited HomePods"  Taipei Times 7:42 AM
  • "iPhone supply chain braces for low order visibility in 1Q18"  DigiTimes 7:52 AM
  • "Poor iPhone 8 sales could be dragging down iPhone X momentum" Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
  • "'Hey Siri, What's the News Today?' Feature Begins Rolling Out to iOS 11.2.2 Devices" MacTrast 8:07 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:10 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:10 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:10 AM

  • "Hands-on with the Hive View security cam designed by Yves Béhar" iDownload Blog 8:06 AM
  • "How to add specialised activities to your Workout app" iDownload Blog 8:06 AM
  • "How to set up a new iPhone by restoring it from an older device" Macworld 7:37 AM
  • "No, machines can't read better than humans: Headlines have claimed AIs outperform humans at 'reading comprehension,' but in reality they've got a long way to go" The Verge 8:32 AM
  • "Envisioning CES in 2024" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:08 AM
  • "Knock It Off With the Tech Prediction Stories/My yearly prediction is the only accurate one: by the end of 2018, expect a lot more predictions." PC Magazine 8:07 AM
  • "Cryptocurrency doesn't have the same price between countries — here's why" The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "Graphics card prices are ludicrous. Here's how to keep gaming in the coin mining era" PCWorld 7:30 AM
  • "Embrace mobile or it will run over you: Visa has learned this lesson, but Kroger is still resisting." Computerworld 7:29 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 8:44 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "ParcSlope is a great hybrid stand for Mac laptops, iPad Pros" Apple World Today 8:19 AM
  • "Google finally updates Gmail for iOS with iPhone X OLED display support" iDownload Blog 8:06 AM
  • "Revolut now lets you automatically buy travel insurance based on your phone's location" The Next Web 7:46 AM
  • "Google Arts & Culture tops iOS free app charts for all the wrong reasons" 9to5Mac 7:44 AM
  • "AudioFile for iOS 1.0 - Find Your Voice Memos" prMac 7:37 AM
  • "Turn your iPhone/Android into a satellite phone" ZDNet 7:16 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Euro Trade Groups Urge Justices To Side With Microsoft: Major European trade organizations told the U.S. Supreme Court that if the justices overturn a decision quashing a warrant served on Microsoft and allow the U.S. Department of Justice to grab data stored overseas, they would place international companies in the uncomfortable position of having to choose between violating European privacy laws or an American search warrant" Law360 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft tops Thomson Reuters top 100 global tech leaders list" Reuters 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft named the world's most powerful tech company" V3 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Cortana, the Cinderella of CES18" Tech.pinions 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft releases confusing patches for AMD systems bricked by Meltdown and Spectre fixes" BetaNews 7:56 AM
  • "AMD CEO: Our processors are more affordable than Intel's" Yahoo! Finance 8:06 AM
  • "Intel Corp. Is Now Sampling XMM 7560 LTE Modem" The Motley Fool 7:47 AM
  • "IBM shares jump 2% after Barclays upgrade: 'The worst may finally be over'" CNBC 7:46 AM
  • "Oracle to market: We're Cloud 2.0" ZDNet 7:15 AM
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  • "Apple gets one of its most bullish forecasts yet after Bank of America predicts surge to $1.1 trillion"  CNBC 7:54 AM
  • "Apple gets rare downgrade because analyst believes iPhone cycle is just 'good, not great'" CNBC 7:54 AM
  • "Apple is breaking out — here's how to trade it" CNBC 7:54 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks point to higher open as Dow looks to retake 26,000: Buoyant stock market looks 'extraordinarily stretched,' says strategist" MarketWatch 8:48 AM
  • "Look Out Below, Stock Market Bulls: The stock market could be over-extended; or maybe the inflows of cash are merely slowing down." TheStreet 8:48 AM
  • "Wall Street opens higher as Tech Stocks gain" Reuters 8:51 AM
  • "Dow on track for another record" FOXBusiness 8:47 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Poised for Fresh Records as Bank Results Roll In: Investors weigh earnings from Goldman Sachs and Bank of America" [Paid Membership Required] 8:47 AM
  • "Hong Kong stocks score fresh all-time high: Chinese stocks buck the trend following crackdown on shadow banking" MarketWatch 8:47 AM
  • "European stocks follow Wall Street into the red, as Burberry falls short: Skanska to lay off thousands; Burberry sales fall" MarketWatch 8:47 AM

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