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Tuesday Highlights: AppleInsider's Dan Dilger takes a detailed look at Apple's history and what that may show about their "windows of opportunity for 2017"; sales of AirPods growing, but "barely dents market share for Beats and Bose"; Complex interviews "Apple's Stream Team" of Zane Lowe, Bozoma Saint John, Larry Jackson; and Music Business Worldwide reports streaming music surpasses Netflix for paying subscribers; in response to Brexit, Apple raises app prices in UK by 25%—more in our General Interest section; leak raises hopes suggesting new MacBook Pros will see CPU boost with Kaby Lake processors, and increase to 32MB RAM—more in our Hardware/Software section; and DigiTimes cites paper report of 15 million MacBook Pro shipments in 2017; AppleInsider reviews PowerColor Thunderbolt 3 Devil Box, an external GPU that can interface with Macs.

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  • "What history teaches about Apple's windows of opportunity for 2017"  AppleInsider 6:31 AM
  • "AirPods' sales spike barely dents market share for Beats and Bose: Have Apple's AirPods taken a big bite out of Beats' share of the wireless headphone market? Actually, the latest NPD Group retail tracking data suggest it's more of a nibble." CNET 6:41 AM
  • "Apple's Stream Team: Zane Lowe, Bozoma Saint John, and Larry Jackson Are Taking Music to the Future/Three of Apple Music's most integral executives sit down to speak about Drake and the ambitions of their revolutionary streaming service." Complex 11:31 AM
  • "Gene Munster Sees 78 Million iPhone Sales, Stronger Than Previously Expected" Benzinga 1:00 PM
  • "Google Play and iOS apps demand surges in India and China"  BBC 6:48 AM
  • "Latest macOS Sierra beta suggests lowering screen brightness to increase battery life" BetaNews 6:41 AM
  • "The Year in Mac Security 2016" Intego 10:54 AM
  • "Maximizing Roles in Final Cut Pro X" 6:40 AM
  • "Anonymous browsing with Tor reduces exposure but still has risks: In an age of tracking by governments, ad networks, and criminals, trying to break free of observation is a worthy goal." Macworld 6:33 AM
  • "Easily insert special Mac characters using Keyboard Maestro" The Robservatory 11:34 AM
  • "How to delete your Safari web browsing history for specific days" iDownload Blog 6:39 AM
  • "How to open folders in new Finder tabs or windows in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 6:39 AM
  • "Using Character Styles in Pages" MacMost 7:24 AM
  • "Stellar Data Recovery's SpeedUp Mac will, well, speed up your Mac" Apple World Today 6:38 AM
  • "The OS Wars Are Over And Apple Lost" Mac360 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Privacy: Tracked vs. Stalked" NoodleMac 8:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "CalcTape for macOS 1.2 Adding Machine App for Mac Released" MacPrices 1:00 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple to raise UK app prices by 25pc after post-Brexit fall in pound" Telegraph 6:21 AM
  • "Apple App Store prices rise in UK, India and Turkey" BBC 6:49 AM
  • "Apple is increasing the price of apps in the UK by 25% because of Brexit" TechCrunch 6:33 AM
  • "App Store app prices to rise in the UK by >25% following Brexit exchange rate fluctuations" 9to5Mac 6:33 AM
  • "Apple Just Told You The Cost of Brexit: 25%, or more" Apple Must 7:46 AM
  • "Apple is making Brits pay for Brexit with huge hike in App Store prices" The Next Web 6:45 AM
  • "Apple's App Store continues to pay developers more than Google Play, thanks to Chinese iOS users" AppleInsider 12:11 PM
  • "App Annie: Worldwide app downloads grew 15% and revenue soared 40% in 2016" VentureBeat 6:46 AM
  • "The Telegraph Slams EU's Campaign Against Apple and Ireland Taxation" The Mac Observer 6:19 AM
  • "The White House is using Steve Jobs' words to lure Silicon Valley talent" Mashable 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Retail Update: Palo Alto Temporarily Closed, Fifth Avenue Relocation Underway" MacRumors 10:54 AM
  • "New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores" Associated Press 6:48 AM
  • "Pokémon GO raked in almost $1 billion last year" Cult of Mac 10:54 AM
  • "Vintage Mac Museum steers clear of Macs that sucked" Cult of Mac 12:04 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Mac's '1984' ad debuts in theatres" Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "This symbol can't be used in video games for a very good reason" Mashable 12:03 PM
  • "Dutch coder built thousands of websites with built-in backdoors" The Next Web 7:14 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 170: The accidental Siri podcast" iDownload Blog 6:40 AM
  • "The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 40: CES 2017" AnandTech 6:39 AM
  • "New MacBook Leak Suggests Apple Will Address Hardware Complaints" Forbes 6:55 AM
  • "Apple's MacBooks to get new CPUs and big RAM boost, analyst says" CNET 6:41 AM
  • "2017 MacBook Pro to bring Intel Kaby Lake, 32GB of RAM" Cult of Mac 6:39 AM
  • "Apple could slash prices of 13" MacBook Pros without Touch Bar, replacing MacBook Air" iDownload Blog 12:04 PM
  • "MacBook shipments to reach 15 million units in 2017, says paper" DigiTimes 6:46 AM
  • "MacBook shipments to reach 15 million units in 2017" Cult of Mac 6:39 AM
  • "iOS 10.2 won't let you play ripped DVDs from your iTunes library" Cult of Mac 11:35 AM
  • "Do your AirPods keeps disconnecting from iPhone during phone calls?" iDownload Blog 12:04 PM
  • "Unconfirmed rumor says iPhone 6s battery replacement program may be extended to iPhone 6" 9to5Mac 7:23 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone battery shutdown issue isn't going away" Business Insider 1:00 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:31 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:31 AM

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  • "PowerColor's Thunderbolt 3 Devil Box is the easiest way to get an external GPU on the MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 10:53 AM
  • "WD Blue SSD Review: Aggressively-Priced Solid State Storage" HotHardware 11:13 AM
  • "Twelve South's ActionSleeve puts Apple Watch in a better spot for some sporting activities" iDownload Blog 7:29 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Organize School Homework Everywhere; Mac, iPhone, iPad" TeraTalks 7:46 AM
  • "How to Share Calendars from iPhone, iPad" OS X Daily 12:25 PM
  • "The Case for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro" Six Colors 1:07 PM
  • "How I use my iPhone - a typical day." PalmAddicts 12:50 PM
  • "Is MacBook Pro the future of the Apple desktop?"  Computerworld 10:42 AM
  • "What If Apple Opens Up The App Store?" Mac360 8:06 AM
  • "Nintendo and Apple are forcing the future of tactile feedback"  iMore 7:09 AM
  • "Google Fit: Can it catch up with Apple HealthKit? While Apple's HealthKit seems to have generated more interest in the healthcare industry, the popularity of Android could mean that the situation doesn't stay that way for long." ZDNet 7:06 AM
  • "Making an iPhone in the USA wouldn't bring jobs here" BGR 6:45 AM
  • "Comment: Apple isn't price-gouging Brits – its post-Brexit app pricing is correct" 9to5Mac 6:33 AM
  • "The one-sided coin: It always lands on trouble for Apple" Macworld 6:33 AM
  • "Why these next-gen Apple products could be as revolutionary as the iPhone in 2017: From augmented reality to virtual assistants. Apple's next big thing may closer than we think."  Macworld 6:33 AM
  • "Why native apps aren't really doomed, for now: Web zealots persist in believing native apps are dying. They're wrong, and here's why." TechRepublic 10:54 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Roku launches redesigned mobile app w/ new 'What's On' guide, improved remote & more" 9to5Mac 1:07 PM
  • "Vine is shutting down today, so don't forget to export your videos" TechCrunch 11:14 AM
  • "Google Maps may soon show how difficult parking is near your destination" Ars Technica 10:53 AM
  • "36 years on, you can play Bill Gates' Donkey game on Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 7:29 AM
  • "Red Giant Releases Free Explosive and Holographic iMessage Sticker Packs for iOS" Red Giant 7:01 AM
  • "Epson Introduces the Fastest Portable Document Scanner in Its Class Enabling Efficient Organization" PRNewswire 7:00 AM
  • "IBM and Bell Transform Enterprise Mobility in Canada: IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps offered by Bell and IBM to Canadian businesses" PRNewswire 7:00 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Hewlett Packard CEO Sees Need for Action as Technology Destroys Jobs: Businesses and academia must address difficulties caused by the growth of robotics, automation and artificial intelligence, says Meg Whitman" [Paid Membership Required] 6:15 AM
  • "AI and robots? Will someone think of the jobs, says HPE CEO Whitman: Yeah, just don't worry about the 100k plus you've tossed on the bonfire Meg" The Register 6:15 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard CEO sees tech eliminating jobs" MarketWatch 6:15 AM
  • "Micro Focus names HPE's Chris Hsu CEO of group" MarketWatch 6:15 AM
  • "Chris Hsu to lead Micro Focus after HP Enterprise merger" Digital Look 6:16 AM
  • "HP has launched the industry's first-ever mini workstation Z2 Mini" 6:16 AM
  • "HP unveils world's first mini workstation in India: HP Inc. on Monday announced to make the world's first workstation called Z2 Mini in India which is designed for users in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other compute-intensive industries." The Economic Times 6:16 AM
  • "IBM's Rometty lays out AI considerations, ethical principles" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft says Windows 7 isn't fit for modern hardware and security" Hexus 6:18 AM
  • "Windows 10 - Microsoft just gave some users the BIGGEST reason yet to update" Express UK 6:39 AM
  • "Microsoft: Windows 7 in 2017 is so outdated that patches can't keep it secure" ZDNet 6:39 AM
  • "Microsoft wants business users to stop using Windows 7" The Next Web 6:39 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Nadella Says US President-Elect Donald Trump Doesn't Make Him Nervous" NDTV Gadgets 6:39 AM
  • "Microsoft's Satya Nadella not perturbed by Donald Trump warnings on US jobs: Nadella says Microsoft has already created a tremendous amount of high-paying jobs in the US" Live Mint 6:40 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires 3D data-optimization vendor Simplygon" ZDNet 11:30 AM
  • "Intel's Responsive Retail Platform Will Change The Way You Shop" Tech Times 6:26 AM
  • "Intel's IoT shopping spree continues" 6:27 AM
  • "Intel debuts $100m plan to overhaul retail with IoT, robots and AI" SiliconRepublic 6:27 AM
  • "Intel launches connected retail platform, plans $100mn retail tech investment" CIOL 6:38 AM
  • "Intel wants to bring IoT technology to retail" ITworld 6:27 AM
  • "AMD Vega Latest News; Specs, Possible Release Date, Price & More" Mobile and Apps 6:18 AM
  • "Oracle and Google Refine Their Cloud Pitches to Take On Amazon" Fortune 6:17 AM
  • "Oracle's Hurd: Cloud migration driven by business reality; there will be two SaaS suites" ZDNet 11:31 AM
  • "Oracle's Israel accelerator programme to focus on cloud innovation" Reuters< 6:40 AM
  • "Oracle sets up cloud accelerator in Tel Aviv" CloudPro 6:41 AM
  • "Oracle to open Israel startup cloud accelerator" Telecompaper 6:41 AM
  • "Oracle Founder in Wealthy, Controversial Club (ORCL)" Investopedia 6:42 AM
  • "Ericsson, Cisco to virtualise Vodafone Hutchison Australia's core and IP network" sify news 6:19 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Trump trade talk sends dollar lower" CNNMoney 11:24 AM
  • "Stocks Fall on Uncertainty Over Trump's Presidency, U.K.'s Brexit: Stocks fall on Tuesday as uncertainty over a Trump presidency and the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union cast a pall over markets." TheStreet 11:26 AM
  • "Trump Fears Fade, Emerging Market Stocks Heat Up" FOXBusiness 11:26 AM
  • "US STOCKS-Consumer staples stocks help Wall St pare some losses" Nasdaq 11:26 AM
  • "Asian markets lower amid Brexit worries" USA Today 6:45 AM
  • "Stocks Slip Amid Declines in Financial Stocks: Many of the most popular trades in recent weeks have stalled" [Paid Membership Required] 11:27 AM
  • "Asian stocks fall as global trade in focus surrounding U.K.'s May's speech" MarketWatch 6:48 AM
  • "European stocks sag as U.K. set sights on exiting EU's single market" MarketWatch 6:49 AM

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