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Apple on downward trend: FUD or on to something? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Friday Highlights: Apple doomsayers abound, the latest is Oppenheimer's Andrew Uerkwitz who believes Cook and company are "about to embark on a decade-long malaise", lacking courage with risks to the company having "never been greater"; Jonny Evans calls it FUD; Mark Rogowsky thinks Apple's slow response to long-standing iPhone issues is worthy of fair criticism, but not necessarily a sign of quality downturn; Google Chrome now defaulting to HTML5; FCP.co wants those who've rejected Final Cut Pro X to watch this video; guilty the charge for senior Foxconn manager caught stealing $1.52 million in iPhones; Apple says random iPhone shut off at 30% battery due to manufacturing issue—more in our Hardware/Software session; investigation into fake Apple chargers found 99% of them result in failure of basic safety test; AppleInsider video compares 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar vs 2015 MacBook Pro.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple may be undergoing a huge corporate culture change because 'the hit-driven mindset is demoralizing internally'"  Business Insider 3:32 PM
  • "A Key Apple Health Technology Executive Has Left the Company: Yoky Matsuoka, who joined Apple Inc. in May as an executive to help run health technology initiatives, has left the iPhone maker, according to people familiar with the matter."  Bloomberg 1:30 PM
  • "Apple loses key health team executive after less than a year" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:30 PM
  • "Oppenheimer: 'Apple is about to embark on a decade-long malaise'" ["The note, by Andrew Uerkwitz and his team, is symptomatic of the new universe of negativity Apple now lives in, one that only began around a year ago. After the company reported its first decline in revenue since 2001 on its earnings call last month, an analyst asked Tim Cook the unthinkable question: Was the company now just a follower of other's innovations? (Cook was none too pleased with the question, or the implication.) None of this was lost on people watching Microsoft's recent product launch event. One theme people tweeted over and over again during the session: Microsoft is now more innovative than Apple."]  Business Insider 7:14 AM
  • "Apple lacks 'courage' and ' risks to the company have never been greater,' claims Oppenheimer: Apple doom-mongering has kicked up a few notches over the course of 2016." ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "On analyst Andrew Uerkwitz's Apple FUD moment" Apple Must 8:07 AM
  • "Is Apple, Inc. Heading Towards a Lost Decade? Leading is overrated." The Motley Fool 1:31 PM
  • "Battery Woes Just The Latest iPhone Hardware Problem, But Is There Real Trouble At Apple?" ["So while it's fair to criticize Apple's slow response to some of these longstanding iPhone issues and reasonable to ask if the company can't do better given its assets and resources, it seems like a stretch to argue iPhone quality is in a meaningful downward trend."]  Forbes 7:28 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung's product shortages may test customer loyalty" CNBC Videos 11:40 AM
OS X
News
  • "Google Chrome now defaults to HTML5 for most sites" Engadget 11:01 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How to rescue your Mac from malware corruption" iMore 7:21 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Product Review: Vectorworks Architect 2017" Architosh 6:51 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Consolidating iTunes libraries and library track limits/Kirk McElhearn uncovers a couple of mysteries about iTunes libraries." Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "How to see websites visited by other users on your Mac with Parental Controls" iDownload Blog 7:21 AM
  • "How to hide mounted volumes from your desktop and the Finder" iDownload Blog 7:21 AM
  • "Hands-on: Creating a custom Touch Bar button using BetterTouchTool [Video] 9to5Mac 3:36 PM
  • "New 2016 MacBook Pros default to scaled non-native Retina screen resolution, here's how to change it" 9to5Mac 11:02 AM
  • "Stabilize Video In iMovie" MacMost 10:50 AM
  • "Sierra: A Walk in the Park" Rixstep 6:50 AM
  • "Network Inventory Advisor is a handy inventory solution for macOS" Apple World Today 7:28 AM
  • "How to Show the Virtual On-Screen Keyboard Viewer in macOS Sierra" The Mac Observer 6:52 AM
  • "Great Email On Everything Apple" Mac360 8:06 AM
  • "Another Must-Have Mac Graphics Tool" Mac360 7:36 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Playing Catch-up on macOS Sierra, Printer Wars, Knockoff Apple Watch Straps" The Mac Observer 12:33 PM
  • "Send This Video to Everybody You Know Who Has Rejected Final Cut Pro X" fcp.co 7:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "1Password 6.5.2" TidBITS 12:15 PM
  • "Plex Cloud Can Now Upload Your Media to Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive" Lifehacker 7:21 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Taiwan Foxconn manager indicted for stealing thousands of iPhones: A former senior manager at Taiwan's technology giant Foxconn has been indicted for stealing and selling 5,700 iPhones in China to pocket around US$1.56 million (S$2.2 million), Taiwanese prosecutors said Friday." AFP 7:06 AM
  • "Foxconn senior manager stole $1.5M worth of iPhones, faces 10-year jail sentence" 9to5Mac 7:06 AM
  • "Suppliers Try to Wean Themselves Away From Apple" TheStreet 7:33 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Tops Tech Gift Lists This Holiday Season" Market Realist 12:57 PM
  • "Apple to set up a distribution centre through its logistics partner in India" The Economic Times 7:16 AM
  • "Apple's App Store switching from USD pricing to local currency for paid apps and in-app purchases in eight countries" 9to5Mac 7:14 AM
  • "Rolling Stones gush about the blues with Apple Music" Cult of Mac 12:39 PM
  • "French protesters hate the idea of a 'Rue Steve Jobs'" Cult of Mac 9:45 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: QuickTime brings video to the masses" Cult of Mac 8:32 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "FCC accuses AT&T and Verizon of violating net neutrality" Engadget 3:48 PM
  • "FCC says AT&T and Verizon 'harm consumers' with free data schemes" The Verge 3:31 PM
  • "Mouse scroll wheel 'inventor' basically says we're all using it wrong" The Next Web 11:01 AM
  • "Motorola gives up on smartwatches, for now" Mashable 7:34 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Uber Sees You When You're Sleeping...Around – TMO Daily Observations 2016-12-02" The Mac Observer 12:33 PM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 096 | 5K fiasco, Apple's Black Friday, and DirecTV Now on Apple TV" 9to5Mac 9:44 AM
  • "Hackintosh monster Macs and iPhone 8's marquee feature, on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:32 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Show 028: Steve Martin and Mark Spencer" FCPRadio 8:26 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple just addressed the flaw that's been randomly shutting off iPhones with 30% battery" Business Insider 10:53 AM
  • "Apple Says iPhone 6s Shutdowns Result of Manufacturing Issue Causing Batteries to Degrade Faster" MacRumors 11:03 AM
  • "Apple blames air for iPhone 6S's narcolepsy" The Register 1:12 PM
  • "We finally know why some iPhone 6S batteries are freaking out" Mashable 7:14 PM
  • "Security Researchers Break iOS Activation Lock On Apple iPhone And iPad" HotHardware 4:09 PM
  • "Fake Apple chargers fail safety tests: Investigators have warned consumers they face potentially fatal risks after 99% of fake Apple chargers failed a basic safety test."  BBC 7:16 AM
  • "Updated: Friends don't let friends buy fake Apple chargers" Computerworld 7:05 AM
  • "There's a 99 percent chance your fake Apple charger isn't safe: Bought your Apple charger online? Maybe read this before using it next." CNET 7:33 AM
  • "UK Study Finds 99% of Fake iPhone Chargers Fail Safety Test" The Mac Observer 8:26 AM
  • "Researchers bypass Apple's iOS Activation Lock on iPhone and iPad" AppleInsider 7:13 AM
  • "Obscure iOS 10.1.1 flaw lets you bypass a stolen iPad's strongest security feature" BGR 7:14 PM
  • "It's surprisingly easy to crack iOS 10.1.1's Activation Lock" Cult of Mac 7:13 AM
  • "Here comes the OLED iPhone 8" BGR 7:21 AM
  • "PSA: Flagship MacBook Pros & iPhones could miss Christmas shipping, but there are still ways to order online in time" 9to5Mac 12:15 PM
  • "Apple issues iOS 10.2 beta 5 to developers" iDownload Blog 12:37 PM
  • "Apple issues iOS 10.2 beta 5 to public & developers" AppleInsider 12:38 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple Adds Early 2011 13-Inch MacBook Pro to Obsolete Products List" MacRumors 8:15 AM
  • "How to find out if your iPhone 6s is eligible for free battery replacement: Apple iPhone 6s devices are shutting down even though battery life indicator shows 30 percent." Network World 10:53 AM
  • "Apple to replace iPhone 6s batteries after fault causes some to randomly shut down" Telegraph 7:21 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:24 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:24 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:24 AM

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Reviews
  • "Watch: Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar vs. 2015 MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 7:04 AM
  • "First Look, MacBook Pro, 2016" NoodleMac 8:01 AM
  • "The LG UltraFine 4K is a great MacBook monitor" The Verge 7:42 AM
  • "Review: Bragi's 'The Headphone', cord-free wireless earbuds worth considering before Apple's MIA AirPods" 9to5Mac 12:40 PM
  • "Review: iHome iZBT10 Zenergy Bedside Sleep Therapy Speaker" iLounge 11:01 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Photoshop Express 5 for iOS review: Adobe boosts app with brilliant collage feature/New hooks into Google Photos expands cloud-based interoperability." Macworld 8:15 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Transferring audio files from an SD card to an iOS device with FlashAir" Six Colors 12:58 PM
  • "How to sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Windows 10" iMore 12:15 PM
  • "How to enable the secret emoticon keyboard hiding in your iPhone" BGR 8:49 AM
Tips
  • "The top 5 tips for new iPhone 7 users - Video" ZDNet 4:11 PM
  • "The Built-In Accessibility Features of iOS" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:16 PM
  • "Your iPhone, the special property of the left side bezel, and an autocorrect suggestion" The Loop 8:49 AM
  • "My Apple Watch Setup Secrets" TeraTalks 8:02 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "How Apple Might be Our Last Hope Before the Internet Dies" The Mac Observer 5:30 PM
  • "How Apple iOS Is Losing Ground to YunOS in China" Market Realist 3:30 PM
  • "How Is Apple Managing the Apple Pay Rollout Issue in Australia?" Market Realist 12:57 PM
  • "The Horn Effect: Why Apple should keep making displays and routers!"  iMore 12:43 PM
  • "Having a Shattered Apple Watch Replaced" 512 Pixels 9:45 AM
  • "That New iPhone 7 Is Obsolete" Mac360 8:26 AM
  • "One huge iPhone vs. Android mobile shopping difference no one is talking about" VentureBeat 7:22 AM
  • "Doom boom: Apple faces 'decade-long malaise'" Cult of Mac 12:38 PM
  • "The case of the runaway headline" ["Yikes. Sounds like a bitter man slamming Apple — when in fact I'm happy guy dripping with admiration. Really."]  Ken Segall's Observatory 11:38 AM
  • "Apple's 'Think Different' ad creator says its new commercial uses 'oldest trick in advertising book'" CNBC 7:22 AM
  • "How Apple could make international travel easier: The iPhone and Apple Watch are already capable travel companions, but improvements to Maps, Apple Pay, and SIM-switching would go a long way." Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "How Apple news gets turned into fake news"  Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:02 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Social Networks Can Learn from Apple to Solve 'Fake News" The Mac Observer 12:32 PM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Store app now lets you order accessories from the Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 3:36 PM
  • "Automate your holiday lights with Siri and HomeKit!" iMore 1:12 PM
  • "OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini Ultra-Portable RAID First OWC Storage Solution with USB 3.1 Gen 2" MacPrices 12:31 PM
  • "'Swift Playgrounds' Adds 'Hour Of Code' Challenges For Children (And Parents)" Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "Post Brutal Released: Apocalyptic Action RPG Captures Your Face & Voice" prMac 7:37 AM
  • "The AluCharge is a functional, slim, portable, multi-port charger" Apple World Today 7:22 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows Phone Users Grill Microsoft's Satya Nadella On Mobile Strategy" Silicon 9:01 AM
  • "Windows 10 upgrade - Microsoft's new software is STILL not winning users over" Express UK 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft refuses to join the Zero Outage brigade, Google and AWS keep mum" The Register 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Programming Chief Julia Liuson: How We Moved From Windows Platform, To Any Platform" Forbes 8:54 AM
  • "How Windows 10 data collection trades privacy for security" InfoWorld 8:54 AM
  • "Microsoft renews Affordable Access Initiative" bit-tech 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft's AI will describe images in Word and PowerPoint for blind users" The Verge 7:09 PM
  • "It's Brexploitation! Microsoft punishes UK for Brexit with cloud price-gouging" The Register 8:47 AM
  • "Microsoft's 'Samaritan' refuses help to hackers doing Win 10 recon" The Register 8:41 AM
  • "Windows 10 market share growth just barely has a pulse" The Register 8:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update Preview Build 14977" Softpedia 8:37 AM
  • "Trump Taps IBM and GM Chiefs in First-Ever Sign He Gets Tech Matters" Wired 6:41 PM
  • "Erich Bloch, IBM mainframe pioneer, dies at 91" CNET 8:15 AM
  • "IBM iNotes and Domino Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks" Security Tracker 8:13 AM
  • "IBM unveils Watson for drug R&D, teams with Pfizer on oncology" FierceBiotech 8:13 AM
  • "HP Elite X3: Hey, Nadella! Microsoft NEEDS More Phones Like This" Know Your Mobile 8:11 AM
  • "Intel and Amazon team up to help developers build Alexa devices" Engadget 12:30 PM
  • "Intel weighs into smart home segment with AWS tie-up" Telcoms 8:07 AM
  • "Intel's silence on Optane SSDs raises questions about launch and focus: Intel remains mum about the release date of Optane SSDs but is testing the drives in data centers, not gaming PCs" IDG News Service 5:29 PM
  • "Intel to push SSD products for 4 major markets in 2017" DigiTimes 8:03 AM
  • "Beyond Zen: AMD Trademarks 'Ryzen' And Other Names Possibly Associated With Next Gen CPU" HotHardware 4:10 PM
  • "Oracle donates $1.4 billion to computer sciences and digital skills learning in Europe" ITProPortal 7:54 AM
  • "NetSuite going global under Oracle's flag" Tech Central 7:54 AM
  • "Big ticket recruiters Microsoft, Oracle, Uber shower up to Rs 1.2 crore annual salary packages on IITians as placements get rolling" Business Insider India 7:53 AM
  • "IIT Guwahati Day 1 placements sees student bag 138 offers, Oracle offering highest package" The Economic Times 7:53 AM
  • "SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand" ExtremeTech 5:29 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "What The iPhone Gives, The iPhone Can Take Away" Seeking Alpha 5:30 PM
  • "Apple supplier Laird to launch rights issue to bolster finances" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:30 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow closes lower; S&P 500, Nasdaq inch higher after jobs report: Fewer jobs added in November than had been expected" MarketWatch 4:13 PM
  • "Dow Backs Off Records as Banks Retreat From Recent Rally: The Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated from records on Friday as banks reversed course after days of big gains." TheStreet 4:13 PM
  • "Wall Street Edges Lower as Banks Lose Steam" Reuters 4:12 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Mixed After Jobs Report: A fading postelection rally put the S&P 500 on course for its first weekly decline since Donald Trump was elected president." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:12 PM
  • "Nikkei pulls back from yearly high as Trump effect fades: Asian shares were broadly lower Friday, tracking losses on Wall Street, as equity markets indicate the 'Trump trade' could be overdone." MarketWatch 9:12 AM
  • "Stoxx Europe 600 drops to 2-week low as Italy's referendum looms: Stocks in Europe were swept lower Friday, rounding off a losing week for blue-chips as investors braced for Italy's constitutional-reform referendum that could trigger a fresh wave of eurozone jitters." MarketWatch 12:34 PM

 
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