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Tuesday Highlights: Qualcomm accusing Apple of trade secret theft and giving chip secrets to Intel—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; aftermath of Apple/Salesforce deal huge for Apple in enterprise; "'background tag reading' NFC update...could be transformational for everyday iPhone owners"; Loup Ventures' music case study finds Spotify still atop global streaming market, but Apple growth hot; macOS Mojave released, but security flaw discovered—find plenty of tips, tricks, how-tos for the new macOS in our OS X section including how new stacks feature cleans up your desktop, and more; Marzipan in Mojave controversial, and The Next Web ranks features from best to worst; Ars Technica on possible legal issues that could arise with auto-911 Apple Watch calls after a fall; Foxconn reportedly taking more iPhone XR orders to avoid delays; Mashable reviews new Apple Watch; Mark Gurman reviews XS Max, while CNET compares cameras between X and XS.

  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple Captures Record 91 Percent Share of Global Smartphone Profits in Q3 2016"  Business Wire 9:16 PM
  • "Apple grabs record 91% share of global smartphone profits in Q3, analyst says" AppleInsider 7:02 PM
  • "Latest Strategy Analytics data shows Apple captured record 91% of smartphone industry profits during Q3" 9to5Mac 7:03 PM
  • "Understanding Apple's Marginalization of the Mac" ["How does the Mac fit into this new world order? It plays well with iCloud and the iTunes Store, and it increasingly taps iCloud for added functionality. It's another link in the chain that keeps users buying iPhones and iPads because it's easier to have a computer that talks to your smartphone and tablet seamlessly. The Mac also remains essential to iOS as a development platform, and (through macOS Server) as an organization-wide caching server for iOS and app updates. In essence, the Mac is an accessory to the iOS platform."]  TidBITS 9:36 AM
  • "Apple Pay Will Change the Way Your Brain Thinks About Buying Things"  Wired 7:17 AM
  • "Apple OLED iPhones Could Be a Distant Dream"  Market Realist 7:23 AM
  • "Apple is headed for a clash with Trump on some crucial issues"  CNBC 7:36 AM
  • "Why an iPhone could cost double under Trump: Would you pay $1,300 for an iPhone that was made entirely in America?"  Macworld 7:22 AM
  • "Donald Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook and Bill Gates called him after the election" Business Insider 1:55 PM
  • "President-elect Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook phoned him after victory" AppleInsider 6:22 PM
  • "The most innovative company must also be the most diverse." [Inclusion & Diversity report] Apple 7:20 AM
  • "In case you didn't know: iCloud email has limits on daily messages and recipients" Macworld 7:17 AM
  • "The 13 best uses of Siri on a Mac: Are you using Siri with MacOS Sierra? If not, here is baker's dozen of ways to get started." CNET 7:39 AM
  • "What's new in Swift 3: Learn about Swift's most impactful and interesting new features, and explore Swift's use on non-Apple platforms." O'Reilly 7:35 AM
  • "Radio Silence 2 review: Set it and forget it Mac firewall for outgoing connections" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "How to customize the MacBook Pro Touch Bar in compatible apps" AppleInsider 12:36 PM
  • "Macphun releases Luminar: Photo Editing Software for the Mac (Bangkok Post, Life)" eXtensions 6:52 PM
  • "How to Use Optimized Storage to Increase Disk Space" Intego 10:49 AM
  • "How to network two MacBook Pros together via Thunderbolt 3 [Video] 9to5Mac 10:31 AM
  • "DxO ViewPoint 3 brings automatic corrections, tilt-shift effect" IT.Enquirer 7:36 AM
  • "How to Capitalize Words and Add Periods Automatically in Mac OS" OS X Daily 3:40 PM
  • "Quick Tip: Batch resize images in Preview" Six Colors 10:33 AM
  • "How To Encrypt And Shred Mac Files" Mac360 7:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "AU 2016: Looking at Allegorithmic's New Substance Source Architecture Texture Library" Architosh 7:40 AM
  • "New Release of GRAPHISOFT BIMx—Now Supports Google Cardboard for VR" Architosh 7:40 AM
  • "Gridsutra revolutionises Apple Mac windows management" prMac 7:27 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Inks Apple Music Deal With Indian Ride-Hailing Company Ola" MacRumors 4:08 PM
  • "Apple returns to Black Friday: One-day event will almost certainly be bested by resellers' prices and inducements" Computerworld 2:51 PM
  • "Apple hints at Black Friday deals after skipping sales last year: Anything from iPhones, iPads to the Apple smartwatch could be picked up for a discount in 2016." ZDNet 7:23 AM
  • "Apple teases one-day shopping event for Black Friday" Cult of Mac 7:06 AM
  • "Apple just announced it's doing Black Friday after dropping the event last year" Business Insider 7:35 AM
  • "Apple gets into the holiday spirit with Frankenstein in its latest ad" The Next Web 7:35 AM
  • "Apple Opening Third Store in Paris at Marché Saint-Germain on December 3" MacRumors 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft might get to take its last shot at the iPhone after all" Business Insider 2:35 PM
  • "Marvel at the size of this giant iPhone 7 ad" Cult of Mac 7:27 AM
  • "Famed hotel's holiday decor comes from the minds of Apple designers" Mashable 7:35 AM
  • "Old Apple computers make excellent plant pots" Engadget 10:33 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Toy Story arrives in theaters" Cult of Mac 8:34 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Twitter boss was suspended from Twitter for a short time tonight" The Verge 9:10 PM
  • "Google's AI translation tool seems to have invented its own secret internal language" TechCrunch 7:26 PM
  • "AT&T defends DirecTV's data cap exemption in net neutrality case: FCC has allowed data cap exemptions to spread without issuing clear guidelines." Ars Technica 5:07 PM
  • "What we talk about when we talk about 5G wireless/FAQ: What is 5G?" Network World 11:56 AM
  • "Trump Win Could Put a Cloud over the AT&T–Time Warner Deal" Market Realist 11:56 AM
  • "New battery tech lasts for days, charges in seconds: The supercapacitor cell is just a 'proof-of-concept' but looks promising." Engadget 10:31 AM
  • "Happy days for second-hand smartphone sales" The Register 7:17 AM
  • "Malware is making ATMs 'spit cash'" BBC 7:12 AM
  • "Most students can't tell the difference between sponsored content and real news" The Verge 7:11 AM
  • "Google DeepMind wins again: AI trounces human expert in lip-reading face-off" ZDNet 10:24 AM
  • "Google Maps: Now it shows crowds in real time to help you dodge Black Friday hordes" ZDNet 7:05 AM
  • "Close to the Metal Ep. 22: Apple MacBook Pro live review" Digital Trends 12:49 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-22: Listener Comments on Apple's WiFi Plans" The Mac Observer 11:59 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 162: Staying out of the gravy trouble" iDownload Blog 7:35 AM
  • "Demand for Apple's new MacBook Pro shows no sign of slowing down" BGR 4:07 PM
  • "Touch Bar MacBook Pro Orders Begin Shipping to European Customers" MacRumors 7:27 AM
  • "Fourth Quarter MacBook Pro Shipments to be Better Than Expected [Report] iClarified 8:34 AM
  • "Apple to can AirPort offering as market proves unprofitable: Engineers now working on other areas" V3 7:36 AM
  • "BeatsX Release Rumors Point to December Launch Date" MacRumors 10:38 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple patents foldable iPhone with flexible display that can clip onto clothing" AppleInsider 7:17 AM
  • "Apple got a patent for an iPhone that is meant to bend: Though there's no telling when — or even if — such a phone would arrive." Recode 3:39 PM
  • "Apple Granted 39 Patents Today Covering a One-Time Secret Patent for a Flexible, Foldable iPhone Design" Patently Apple 7:27 AM
  • "There's another malicious link floating around that will cause any iOS device to freeze & require a hard reset" 9to5Mac 7:22 AM
  • "Don't Watch It! Video Clip Will Freeze Your iPhone" Digital Trends 7:11 AM
  • "This 5-second video will crash your iPhone" The Verge 7:05 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Red Giant Annual Blowout Sale Returns December 6th; 40% Off VFX, Motion Graphics and Filmmaking Plugins" Red Giant 12:01 PM
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:23 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:23 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:23 AM

  • "Apple iPhone 7 review: Everything you need in a phone, except the headphone jack" CNET 3:39 PM
  • "Review: The Unfortunately Named MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports) Brings a New Approach to Apple's Pro Notebook" 512 Pixels 12:36 PM
  • "2587MB/s Thunderbolt 3 Trickery with the 'late 2016' MacBook Pro" Bare Feats 11:31 AM
  • "Tri Band Wireless Routers – Linksys vs Netgear" DailyTech 7:26 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Lands in Bangkok: Early Notes" eXtensions 6:58 AM
  • "Matias Wireless Aluminum Keyboard: The Apple Keyboard You've Been Looking For" The Mac Observer 8:08 AM
  • "SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD" PC Magazine 4:07 PM
  • "SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD" PC Magazine 4:07 PM
  • "The Intel SSD 600p (512GB) Review" AnandTech 10:24 AM
  • "The Orbit is a great iPad stand; now some suggestions for future FLOTE devices" Apple World Today 7:12 AM
  • "Bragi Headphone review: Finally, wireless earbuds worth buying" The Verge 12:36 PM
  • "Best iPhone 7 Plus cases under $25" Cult of Mac 11:56 AM
  • "Asphalt Xtreme trades blacktop for mud and ice, but keeps the raucous fun: Gameloft's glossy racer impresses, even with some free-to-play irritations." Macworld 10:25 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iPhone app gives treasured photos new life" Cult of Mac 12:36 PM
  • "Weather Underground (for iPhone)" PC Magazine 2:22 PM
  • "Line 'Em Up and Knock 'Em Down in Dominocity" AppAdvice 3:40 PM
  • "How to customize the MacBook Pro Touch Bar in compatible apps" AppleInsider 5:07 PM
  • "Undo Mistakes On Your iPhone or iPad" MacMost 7:52 AM
  • "All the USB-C Dongles You'll Need to Connect Your Accessories to the new MacBook Pro" iPhone Hacks 6:35 PM
  • "Using your iPhone as a Magnifying Glass" iLounge 3:40 PM
  • "Your Guide to USB-C Dongle Hell" Gizmodo 10:25 AM
  • "The Ultimate Apple MacBook Buyer's Guide" Time 12:08 PM
  • "A Comprehensive Mac Buyer's Guide" AppleBlend 9:35 AM
  • "Buyers' guide: Apple's MacBook Air, MacBook, and MacBook Pro families" AppleInsider 7:39 AM
  • "Does Apple, Inc. Care About Other Products Anymore? The Mac maker ditches displays and routers." The Motley Fool 9:10 PM
  • "For Six Quarters Straight Apple's iPhone has taken 91% or more of the Smartphone Industry's Profits" Patently Apple 7:37 PM
  • "Cook Did the Right Thing and Congratulated Trump on his Great Victory to Open the Door for Dialog" Patently Apple 6:51 PM
  • "Satya Nadella Toasts Tim Cook"  Thurrott 5:09 PM
  • "Apple, routers, external displays, and spreadsheets" iDownload Blog 1:57 PM
  • "Apple: Why Using The Intel Modem In iPhone 7 Was A Mistake" Seeking Alpha 1:22 PM
  • "Phil Schiller again defends Touch Bar MacBook Pro's 16GB RAM limitation – Apple Insider" ["It's interesting to watch Apple squirm. They reduced prices on adapters and dongles because of customer complaints. They slashed the prices on the new 4K and 5K displays, though the reduced prices, if temporary like those for adapters, may not last until the new displays ship. And they've had to explain the RAM limitation several times. People are not buying these excuses. Apple is making the computer they want, not the computer its users need."]  Kirkville 10:48 AM
  • "Opinion: Is Apple dropping AirPort products just simple financial sense, or a slippery slope?"  9to5Mac 10:33 AM
  • "Jony Ive may no longer be 'directly involved' with designing the iPhone" BGR 2:39 PM
  • "Is Jony Ive no longer directly involved with iPhone and Mac product design?" iDownload Blog 11:58 AM
  • "Pundits believe Apple's Jony Ive no longer involved in iPhone, Mac product design"  AppleInsider 10:24 AM
  • "iPhone crashing 'prank' Video bug and our uncertain security future" Computerworld 9:36 AM
  • "Dear Apple, Are You Broken?" Mac360 8:28 AM
  • "MacBook Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Book" PixoBebo 8:21 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Touch Bar: Meh. And Wow!" Mac360 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Is Middle Aged And That's Boring" McSolo 7:47 AM
  • "Bloomberg says Apple is getting out of the router business" Computerworld 7:39 AM
  • "Not buying it: The MacBook Pro purchasing decision" Macworld 7:21 AM
  • "I want an Apple TV with 4K support under my Christmas tree" Apple World Today 7:12 AM
  • "Identity theft for fun, if not profit" Dr. Drang 8:47 PM
  • "Sony PlayStation 4 Slim review: This slimmed-down PS4 is for bargain hunters only" CNET 11:56 AM
  • "Why Smart Home Tech Makes a Terrible Holiday Gift" Time 10:34 AM
  • "Women In Technology Series: Interview With CIO Of The IMF" Forbes 10:25 AM
  • "NES Classic Mini review: A retro gaming treat – if you can find one" Telegraph 7:26 AM
  • "Comic: The Touch Bar Contagion" iMore 8:33 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "OtterBox Releases Strada Series Limited Edition Fashion Designed iPhone Cases" MacPrices 12:30 PM
  • "5 Routers to Replace The AirPort Extreme & Time Capsule" Apple Gazette 12:08 PM
  • "The iBlazr Case Makes Your iPhone's Flash Look Dim" Digital Trends 11:57 AM
  • "Plantera for iOS - an extremely colorful and cute side-scrolling farming simulation game with idle elements" varagtp 7:41 AM
  • "Uber's India rival Ola launches Ola Play to make your cab rides more entertaining" Mashable 7:35 AM
  • "DirecTV Now Supports Single Sign-on for Upcoming 'TV' App on iOS and Apple TV" MacRumors 7:21 AM
  • "Dog Monitor app comes with Commands - New Way to Communicate with Dog" prMac 7:27 AM
  • "ABBYY Releases BookScanner for iOS - A New Smart Scanner for Books" prMac 7:27 AM
  • "New FlexiHub 3.0 adds the Invite feature to share devices over a network" prMac 7:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Details emerge of Microsoft's proposed concessions to EU over $26.2bn LinkedIn acquisition" Neowin 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft 'offers EU hardware, software LinkedIn concessions'" 7:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Offers EU Concessions over Outlook Access" Nasdaq 7:34 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Picked SAP SuccessFactors for Its HCM Needs" eWeek 7:04 PM
  • "Satya Nadella confuses Surface and success, and has an oblique pop at Tim Cook: Microsoft CEO says 2-in-1 is 'not a refrigerator and a toaster'. Er" The Inquirer 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO: We're staying in the phone market to create 'the most ultimate mobile device'" Neowin 5:08 PM
  • "Microsoft puts quantum computing higher on its hardware priority list: The company is stepping up efforts to make quantum computing hardware and software" InfoWorld 7:10 AM
  • "Windows 10 Redstone 3 could feature game-changing ARM to x86 converter" The Inquirer 12:09 PM
  • "x86 emulation may finally come to ARM processors running Windows 10" ExtremeTech 6:46 PM
  • "x86 emulation rumored to be coming to Windows for ARM in late 2017: This would enable the use of real Windows applications in Continuum docking mode." Ars Technica 6:30 AM
  • "Emulating x86: Microsoft builds granny flat into Windows 10/Park your legacy apps here, they'll feel right at home" The Register 7:09 AM
  • "Windows 10 adds 4K Netflix support just in time for, er, Gilmore Girls: But don't worry, you won't be able to use it anyway" The Inquirer 6:45 AM
  • "4K Netflix is finally coming to PCs, but you probably still can't watch it" ExtremeTech 6:56 AM
  • "HP Inc. Sees Profit That May Fall Before Planned Cost Cuts" Bloomberg 8:55 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise Posts Mixed Q4 Results, Ticks Lower: The technology services giant posted lower-than-anticipated revenue for the fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and full year on Tuesday." TheStreet 4:18 PM
  • "Both HPs Report Mixed Earnings Results in First Year Apart" eWeek 7:03 PM
  • "HPE posts mixed Q4 results" ZDNet 5:07 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise Q4 revenues broadly lower; -1.6% after hours" Seeking Alpha 4:14 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise beats by $0.01, misses on revenue" Seeking Alpha 4:14 PM
  • "All Eyes on Whitman's HPE Remake as IT Icon Reports Q4 Earnings: The IT group is shedding $17 billion worth of operations as the company looks to become more nimble and liquid." TheStreet 12:25 PM
  • "HPE launches Managed Services for Microsoft Azure" SiliconANGLE 6:49 AM
  • "At Whitman's Slimmer HPE, Acquisitions Offer Promise of Growth" Bloomberg 6:49 AM
  • "HP maintains lead in the growing Indian PC market: IDC/However, IDC says the PC market is expected to show sluggishness in the coming quarters" Digit India 6:55 AM
  • "HP leads Indian PC market with 28.8% share: IDC" Hindustan Times 6:55 AM
  • "HP leads Indian PC market; Dell captures second spo" Zee News India 6:48 AM
  • "Intel Xeon E5-2699 V5 Skylake-EP CPU Spec Surfaces has 32 Cores" The Guro of 3D 6:57 AM
  • "Intel Corporation's 2018 Desktop Processor Plans Revealed" Nasdaq 7:34 AM
  • "Data key to Intel's $250M autonomous investment" GPS World 7:08 AM
  • "Intel Xeon E5-2699 V5 Skylake-EP CPU Spec Surfaces has 32 Cores" The Guro of 3D 7:08 AM
  • "IBM is on a push to offer IoT from development to production: To help enterprises, the company is combining Watson, cloud, consulting, and services" InfoWorld 7:00 AM
  • "IBM goes against Brexit fears" Fudzilla 7:01 AM
  • "IBM wants all your IoT problems to be solved in one place" ITProPortal 7:01 AM
  • "IBM launches four new UK data centres fused with AI" CloudTech 6:59 AM
  • "IBM boosts number of data centers as it steps up cloud push against Amazon" CNBC 7:00 AM
  • "IBM to launch four more data centres in the UK as cloud demand increases: Big blue to treble the size of its UK data centre footprint" The Inquirer 6:44 AM
  • "IBM set to triple UK cloud data centre capacity in 2017" ZDNet 6:33 AM
  • "Come Fly With AI, IBM Cloud Builds 'Chatbot' Virtual Travel Agent" Forbes 7:01 AM
  • "Oracle Buys Dyn, Which Fell Victim To A DDoS Attack Last Month" 7:11 AM
  • "Oracle Australia Creates 200 New Jobs To Support Cloud Growth" Lifehacker 7:15 AM
  • "Oracle shopping spree continues with Dyn acquisition" ITProPortal 7:14 AM
  • "Oracle may have just launched a bargain-buying spree in tech" MarketWatch 7:27 AM
  • "Why Did Cisco's Collaboration Revenues Fall in Fiscal 1Q17?" Market Realist 7:35 AM
  • "Brexit's good for tech, Brexit's bad for tech: Google, Facebook and IBM are reaping the pre-Article-50 PR opportunities." Engadget 6:45 AM
  • "3D XPoint: 'A Mystery Wrapped In An Enigma'" Seeking Alpha 7:18 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: OLED and Wireless Can Help Further Segment iPhone, Says Morgan Stanley" Barron's 10:33 AM
  • "Apple, Inc. Earnings Analysis: 2016 By the Numbers" CapitalCube 8:07 AM
Industry News
  • "Wall Street Scores Records Again as Dow Lands 19,000 Milestone: Wall Street scored record closes for its benchmark indexes for the second day in a row, unimpeded by a decline in crude oil prices." TheStreet 4:16 PM
  • "Trump Momentum Powers Wall Street to Fresh Records, Dow Closes Above 19K" FOXBusiness 4:16 PM
  • "BOND REPORT: Treasury Yields Retreat As Postelection Selloff Ebbs" Nasdaq 4:17 PM
  • "'Trump Rally' drives Dow to 19,000" USA Today 4:17 PM
  • "Dow Closes Above 19000 for First Time: Index on track to post stronger yearly performance than S&P 500 for first time since 2011" [Paid Membership Required] 4:18 PM
  • "Asian markets power ahead as oil prices rally" MarketWatch 7:34 AM
  • "Brexit-boosted Rotork and miners lead European markets higher" MarketWatch 7:34 AM

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