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Wednesday Highlights: A clue as to Apple's video plans may have been revealed in Akamai's quarterly earnings which note their largest customers (Apple, Microsof) will contribute less to their bottom line, feeding rumors of Apple developing their own Content Delivery Network; bi-partisan bill being introduced in the US House of Representatives would "override bad state-level encryption bills" such as those from New York and California which would ban iPhones from sale; Sparkle update framework used by some Mac apps could open OS X to man-in-the-middle attacks; Macworld reviews 1Password 6 for Mac, offers an OS X Profile Manager primer; Apple looking for talented people who can help make Apple Watch faces, complications; App Annie foresees App economy doubling to $101 billion by 2020; Opera browser maker gets massive $1.2 billion investment from Chinese companies; Macworld gaming showdown between Apple TV and Amazon's Fire TV; Macworld UK reviews latest iOS versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote; WinBeta how-to on exporting iOS games to Windows in just 5 minutes; is the time ripe for Apple to split up into separate companies?

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Here's another hint that Apple is building its own video service"  Business Insider 7:58 AM
  • "Apple bringing more of its content delivery in-house, possible preparation for streaming TV" 9to5Mac 7:58 AM
  • "New bill looks to save smartphone encryption from state bans"  The Verge 6:59 AM
  • "Bipartisan US bill sides with Apple/Google in seeking to outlaw proposed state bans on encrypted phones"  9to5Mac 7:16 AM
  • "New bipartisan bill would prevent states from weakening encryption: The bill, just three short pages in length, will prevent local legislatures from passing laws that ban encryption on a state level." ZDNet 8:19 AM
OS X
News
  • "Vulnerability in Sparkle update framework puts Mac apps at risk" MacNN 8:00 AM
  • "How Final Cut Pro X helped five teams of filmmakers complete their mobile film challenge" fcp.co 8:06 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "El Capitan - network volume automount issues; Disk Utility alternatives; iWeb replacements; font problems" MacInTouch 8:08 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "1Password 6 for Mac review: Enterprise features and lots of small improvements" Macworld 7:15 AM
  • "A primer in Profile Manager: Payloads for OS X" Macworld 7:58 AM
  • "Why and how to use a VPN on your iOS device or Mac" iDownload Blog 8:02 AM
  • "Melodyne 4 manipulates notes, overtones and tracks to sculpt sound" IT.Enquirer 6:51 AM
  • "How To Zoom In On Your Mac's Screen" MacMost 8:17 AM
  • "How A Mac Can Do This, But Not Do That, And Both At The Same Time" Mac360 7:46 AM
  • "2 Fast Ways To Capture A Still Frame From A Movie Clip On Your Mac" Mac360 7:16 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Apple - compatibility issues; dumbing down; display issues; three groups of Mac users; historical perspectives and other notes" MacInTouch 8:09 AM
Press Releases
  • "Andrew Kaz, veteran in Apple software, releases a new invention today – a giant leap for mankind in the Information Age, the new web browser: 'Internet' is a reinvention of the internet browser like none other since its first invention." Appothecary 8:21 AM
  • "Final Cut Library Manger updated to version 3" fcp.co 8:03 AM
  • "New Stakeholder Onion Diagrams Solution for for ConceptDraw PRO v10" prMac 7:16 AM
  • "SweetP Productions releases Cookie 5.0 for Mac OS X" prMac 7:16 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple looking to hire new talent to work on Apple Watch faces and complications" iMore 8:03 AM
  • "App Annie Reveals Future of the App Economy: $101 Billion by 2020; China to Surpass U.S. This Year" PRNewswire 8:10 AM
  • "The app economy could double to $101 billion by 2020" VentureBeat 8:05 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Twitter Isn't Becoming Facebook, but It Is Using More Algorithms" Re/code 8:19 AM
  • "Disney Says Skinny Bundles Are Hurting ESPN and Will Save ESPN" Re/code 7:58 AM
  • "Chinese group offers $1.2 billion for Opera browser" CNNMoney 7:11 AM
  • "Browser maker Opera receives $1.2 billion offer from Chinese companies" Mashable 7:08 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S7 might have a monster battery but in 2 years it could last up to a week" The Next Web 8:35 AM
  • "Galaxy S7 Leaks The Late Arrival Of Another Smartphone Innovation" Forbes 6:55 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Show #5 featuring Bill Davis." FCPRadio 6:52 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Pay experiencing lengthy outage with adding Visa debit and credit cards" 9to5Mac 8:27 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM

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Reviews
  • "Apple TV vs. Amazon's Fire TV: The gaming match-up" Macworld 7:15 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple Pages 2.6.1 for iPhone and iPad review: Split View and other iOS 9 features bring multi-tasking to Apple's home-grown word processor" Macworld UK 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Numbers 2.6.1 for iPad and iPhone review: Faster number-crunching than ever with multitasking and new keyboard shortcuts" Macworld UK 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Keynote 2.6.1 for iPad & iPhone review: An increasingly strong challenge to PowerPoint" Macworld UK 8:04 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to share and export tracks in Music Memos for iPhone" iMore 8:36 AM
  • "How to port an iOS game to Windows in 5 minutes" WinBeta 8:28 AM
Tips
  • "Twitter's new timeline is here: What you need to know now" Mashable 8:19 AM
  • "Have Apple Watch Skin Burns? Here's What to Do." Apple Gazette 8:04 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Cassandra: Three Macs and an iPhone -Presentations in an English Class for Thai Engineering Students" eXtensions 8:54 AM
  • "Poll: Should future iPhones offer always-on or Watch-style motion-activated displays?" 9to5Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Apple And The Dangers Of A Capitalist Society" NoodleMac 8:22 AM
  • "On Replacing The iPhone" Mac360 8:22 AM
  • "The hilarious final chapter of Tim Cook's humiliating blurry Super Bowl photo saga" BGR 8:21 AM
  • "Low Power Mode: Perfect for Vacations"  MacStories 8:07 AM
  • "Now Is The Time To Break Up Apple"  Mac360 8:00 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Snapchat (The Teen Social Network), Google and VR, Amazon's Head Fake" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 8:04 AM
  • "Crowdsourcing and Its Impact On Product Creation" Tech.pinions 8:04 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "WhoSampled + Spotify = fascinating music exploration on iOS" The Next Web 8:36 AM
  • "Add 16GB of storage to your iPhone or iPad with Xtra Drive flash drive" iDownload Blog 8:02 AM
  • "Placeboard 1.0 released for iPhone - Your Favorite Places in Your Pocket" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "Offline Swedish to English Language Dictionary, Translator 3.0 for iOS" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "Hairy Monster Studios releases I Heart You Too on the App Store" prMac 7:15 AM
  • "Mars Dragons 2 - it all depends on your ability to win the battle" prMac 7:15 AM
  • "8 iPhone cases that make for a memorable Valentine's Day gift" [Slideshow] Macworld 7:15 AM
  • "Apple Music for Sonos bins its beta tag today" The Inquirer 7:13 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 updates still largely opaque: The details Microsoft provided for the Patch Tuesday updates to Windows 10 are vague and unactionable, but that's usually all we've ever gotten from them." ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Microsoft quits giving us the silent treatment on Windows 10 updates" The Register 6:57 AM
  • "Windows 10, revealed: You'll get more information from Microsoft in future updates" PCWorld 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft beefs up Azure Stack preview with DevOps tools" The Inquirer 7:13 AM
  • "Microsoft acquired another app with the same name as its Groove music service" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "Stephen Pratt, Head of IBM's New Artificial-Intelligence Group, Leaves" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:51 AM
  • "Intel's Wind River preps server to deliver VMs into home routers" The Register 6:56 AM
  • "Coming to HP's consumer laptops: Smoother video with AMD's FreeSync" IDG News Service 7:48 AM
  • "What to watch for in Cisco's earnings: Cisco's earnings come days after $1.4 billion Jasper IoT buy" MarketWatch 8:24 AM
  • "Will Cisco boost investor optimism?" CNBC Videos 8:24 AM
  • "SAP plugs critical software flaw that could let hackers into factories: It would be alarmist to say it sounds like a Stuxnet vector, so we won't do that" The Register 7:51 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stock futures trim gains as investors gauge Yellen testimony: SolarCity shares plunge premarket after earnings" MarketWatch 8:30 AM
  • "Stock Futures Jump as Yellen Says Hikes Not on 'Preset Course'" TheStreet 8:30 AM
  • "U.S. stocks point up in pre-market after Yellen cites risks to outlook" USA Today 8:30 AM
  • "Futures Trim Gains as Traders Digest Yellen Remarks" FOXBusiness 8:30 AM
  • "Stocks Bounce Back After Market Selloff; Asia Stumbles: U.S. stock futures pare gains after Yellen says financial conditions are less supportive of growth" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:29 AM
  • "Japan stocks close at lowest level since 2014: Australia enters bear market" MarketWatch 8:29 AM
  • "European stocks snap 7-day losing streak as oil rebounds: Deutsche Bank rallies more than 10%" MarketWatch 8:29 AM

 
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