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Thursday Highlights: Jason Cross at Macworld calls Apple Watch Series 4 "a generational leap" with "plenty of room to grow"; Philip Elmer-Dewitt on perception of Apple's entry into Hollywood; EU Commision decides to withdraw action against Ireland for delays recovering back Apple taxes; critical information concerning AirPrint changes in Mojave; Chartable report on how podcast charts are being manipulated by scammers; lives empowered by Apple's accessibility tools; Apple customers in US now can download all the data Apple has collected on them; by 2020 we may see Macs with in-house chips; high-voltage battery power converters for sport cars in works at Apple?; TechHive reviews PlayStation Vue streaming service integration on Apple TV.

  • "Does an iPhone production cut suggest a sales slump? Yes, but slower than expected sales might not be the only reason behind the cut." ["It's likely that a portion of this 10 percent cut is merely to bring iPhone 7/7s production down to what is expected at this point in the handset's lifecycle."]  ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "What the Mac needs in 2017: Apple should stop neglecting its desktop Macs, give users more control over data usage, say goodbye to spinning drives, and more."  Macworld 8:02 AM
  • "A man using FaceTime killed a 5-year-old girl in a highway crash. Was Apple to blame?" ["Wilhelm's iPhone survived the crash. When police found it, FaceTime was still running."]  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2:11 PM
  • "Texas family blame Apple's FaceTime in suit over fatal crash" Associated Press 12:07 PM
  • "How China lured Apple to make its iPhone in Zhengzhou"  New York Times 1/1
  • "Disappointing iPhone Performance Forces Apple Into Drastic Action"  Forbes 1/1
  • "Sierra PDF Problems Get Worse in 10.12.2"  TidBITS 2:12 PM
  • "Review: Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac shows why a virtual machine matters" GeekWire 5:44 PM
  • "Grids 4.0 for Instagram review: Post photos from Mac, but sharing is limited" Macworld 9:40 AM
  • "Demystifying Final Cut Pro XMLs by Philip Hodgetts and Gregory Clarke" 2:58 PM
  • "Want To Divvy Up Your MacBook's Limited Screen Space? Here's How To Do It" Digital Trends 8:31 AM
  • "Where to find Safari's downloads list: The downloads button plays hide-and-seek with Mac users." Macworld 7:50 AM
  • "How to hide and show app updates on the Mac App Store [Video] 9to5Mac 7:08 PM
  • "How To Find The Dominant Colors In An Image [macOS] AddictiveTips 12:28 PM
  • "How To: Turn Off the iCloud Drive 'Are You Sure You Want to Delete This?' Warning" MacTrast 12:38 PM
  • "Randomly Shuffle Rows In Numbers" MacMost 9:00 AM
  • "More Basic Instagram For Your Mac" Mac360 8:11 AM
  • "Craig Hockenberry's 'Making Sense of Color Management'" Daring Fireball 7:56 PM
  • "Five Emerging Trends and Their Potential Impact on the Future of the AEC Industry" Architosh 12:46 PM
Press Releases
  • "All-in-one Media Management App Kyno gets a Major Update" 7:55 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Growing a Better Apple: At Pearl Automation, former Apple employees are blending their old employer's high quality standards with less paranoia and more openness."  New York Times [Free Registration Required] 12:06 PM
  • "Apple refugees dish on how iPhone development culture echoes into Pearl Automation" AppleInsider 3:00 PM
  • "Teenager invents phone charger which generates energy from the human body" Telegraph 7:52 AM
  • "Apple partner Wistron seeks to expand India smartphone parts plant" Reuters 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Announces Chinese New Year Event Featuring Free Beats Solo3 Headphones With Mac or iPhone Purchase" MacRumors 3:58 PM
  • "Beautiful iPhone 7 photos show New Year's Eve celebrations around the world" iDownload Blog 11:20 AM
  • "15 Photographers Use The iPhone 7 to Show New Year's Eve Celebrations Around the Globe" MacTrast 11:20 AM
  • "Cover Story: 'Waterways,' By Jorge Colombo" ["...who drew this week's cover on an iPad..."] The New Yorker 7:07 PM
  • "Experts to discuss design patent damages (Apple v. Samsung remand) on Wednesday: media briefing conference call" Foss Patents 7:51 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple II gets its 'killer app'" Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Ex-Apple engineers are making incredible tech for your car — here's their first product" Business Insider 1/1
Non-Apple News
  • "Snowden document suggests NSA could have proof of Russian hack" Engadget 8:47 PM
  • "Amazon's Multi-Billion Dollar Patent Expires In 2017" Forbes 5:15 PM
  • "Hackers have a new way to steal your banking login using WhatsApp" BGR 5:05 PM
  • "Future Camera Lenses Could Be Thinner Than A Single Strand of Hair" Digital Trends 4:03 PM
  • "New leaks reveal just how powerful the Galaxy S8 is going to be" BGR 8:31 AM
  • "So you want to edit tweets? Jack Dorsey says the option is 'definitely needed'" BetaNews 8:02 AM
  • "The Top Trends I Expect From CES 2017" PC Magazine 8:00 AM
  • "Why did the Galaxy Note 7 explode? Samsung will soon tell" BGR 7:58 AM
  • "2016: The Year Silicon Valley's Hype Machine Sputtered" Wired 7:43 AM
  • "Rumor: iOS 10.3 to Include New 'Theater' Device Mode" MacTrast 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Rumored to Begin Seeding iOS 10.3 With New 'Theatre' Mode on January 10" MacRumors 10:13 AM
  • "iOS 10.3 beta with new 'Theatre' mode expected January 10" Apple World Today 12:06 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple seeding first iOS 10.3 beta on January 10 with new 'Theatre' mode" iDownload Blog 3:31 PM
  • "Jet Black AirPods Visualized In Stunning Concept Renders" Redmond Pie 9:45 AM
  • "Disguising your AirPods as dental floss is the best way to deter thieves" The Next Web 10:22 AM
  • "AirPods might not be impossible to find for much longer" BGR 1/1
  • "Resetting AirPods fixes charging case battery woes for some users" iDownload Blog 3:58 PM
  • "Try This Fix For AirPods Charging Case Battery Drain Issue" Redmond Pie 2:12 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:38 AM

  • "Apple Watch Nike+ review" iMore 8:31 AM
  • "Review: Taking your iPhone 7/7 Plus photography further with Aukey's Wide-Angle Ora Lens" 9to5Mac 2:12 PM
  • "LG UltraFine 5K FAQ: Everything you'll want to know about the best MacBook Pro display" 9to5Mac 12:07 PM
  • "Enriching Your Music Through Wireless Earbuds" Forbes 11:20 AM
  • "MacBook Pro review: Lovable despite the short battery life" VentureBeat 1/1
  • "Cassandra: LaCie USB-C Disk Installation and Comparisons" eXtensions 1/1
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'Snowball!' Review - Pinball in a Winter Wonderland" Touch Arcade 2:13 PM
  • "'Island Delta' Review - Heavy is the Hand That Wields the Gravity Gun" Touch Arcade 11:36 AM
  • "Minecraft Apple TV Edition review: Block building on the big screen" Macworld 8:02 AM
  • "iPhone How To: Use and Adjust the iPhone Flashlight Function" MacTrast 5:15 PM
  • "How to Forward a Photo Message from iPhone to Someone Else" OS X Daily 2:22 PM
  • "How to get the Siri experience in an older car with AirPods" iMore 11:20 AM
  • "How to get depth effect photos without an iPhone 7 Plus" iMore 7:53 AM
  • "How to permanently delete your Facebook account" Telegraph 7:51 AM
  • "Best Alternatives to Apple TV" iMore 10:13 AM
  • "5 easy ways to make your iPhone storage go the distance" Mashable 8:56 AM
  • "How to get more Aerial Apple TV videos or change your screensaver outright" AppleInsider 8:32 AM
  • "Used iPhones Are Undermining the iPod touch" Low End Mac 7:36 PM
  • "Using an iPhone 6 Plus as an iPod nano" Low End Mac 7:35 PM
  • "What Do You Want to See From Apple in 2017?" MacRumors 10:13 AM
  • "What Apple Did Right In 2016" Mac360 8:28 AM
  • "Fake news and Apple FUD from Forbes" Apple 3.0 7:48 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Touch Bar vs MacBook Pro: Should I buy a Touch Bar MacBook Pro 2016?" Macworld UK 1/1
  • "I'm Getting Low End Again: I once used decade old Apple gear, slowly creeping to more modern kit. But I may again be heading toward the low end camp." Low End Mac 1/1
  • "The 5 worst supply chain screw-ups of 2016" ["1. Apple's AirPods"] VentureBeat 1/1
  • "iOS 10.2 Jailbreak And Why You Should Save SHSH2 Blobs Right Now" Redmond Pie 1/1
  • "Apple in 2017: What's next for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch & Apple TV this year" 9to5Mac 1/1
  • "Comparison: Which Apple MacBook is right for you?" AppleInsider 1/1
  • "The story of how Steve Jobs saved Apple from disaster and led it to rule the world, in 39 photos" Business Insider 1/1
  • "Apple Watch, New Year's resolutions, and losing 50 pounds" 9to5Mac 1/1
  • "Predicting What's Next In The World Of Tech At CES" Forbes 8:02 PM
  • "Mom and dad unplugged: How 10 days with my parents taught me to love the way they use tech" GeekWire 5:05 PM
  • "Fridges and washing machines could be vital witnesses in murder plots" Telegraph 2:48 PM
  • "Looking Ahead to CES: This Will Be a Big One" TechNewsWorld 11:52 AM
  • "I've owned an Amazon Echo for over a year now — here are my 19 favorite features" Business Insider 9:42 AM
  • "Wonder is an enigmatic mobile hardware company with a VR twist and a focus on gamers" VentureBeat 9:15 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week January 2: Organizing Photos, GoPro, and Getting Stuff Working" The MUG Center 7:56 PM
  • "A DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity" Six Colors 4:28 PM
  • "TrackR Announces New And Updated Range Of Bluetooth Tracking Devices, Here Are The Details" Redmond Pie 12:27 PM
  • "It's cold! These are the best iPhone-compatible gloves to keep your hands warm" AppleInsider 11:21 AM
  • "Mystery Numbers is an Open Challenge to Puzzle Lovers" prMac 8:57 AM
Computer Industry
  • "How Microsoft emerged from the darkness to embrace the Cloud" The Star: Malaysia 8:48 PM
  • "How Seattle became 'Cloud City': Amazon and Microsoft are leading a tech revolution" The Star: Malaysia 8:48 PM
  • "Intel looks forward to 10nm next year" Fudzilla 8:44 AM
  • "Intel Readying 10 Nanometer Silicon Production For 2017 Advancing Moore's Law" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "IBM's CEO Rometty Failed To Deliver Again In 2016" 24/7 Wall St. 8:03 AM
  • "HP Enterprises' Market Opportunities in 2017" Investopedia 11:36 AM
  • "Dell embraces the two-in-one trend with new XPS 13 convertible" Ars Technica 8:10 AM
  • "Dell has turned one of the best Windows laptops into a 2-in-1 hybrid" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Dell's 13-inch XPS laptop is now also a tablet" Mashable 8:10 AM
  • "CES 2017: Dell's killer new XPS 13 2-in-1" ZDNet 2:38 PM
  • "Face-off: Oracle vs. HPE for data warehousing" Computerworld 7:49 AM
  • "AMD Vega Architecture Debut Coming at CES 2017" Digital Trends 4:03 PM
  • "AMD Launches VE.GA, Will Reveal Vega High-End Graphics Details Soon" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "AMD's Ryzen threatens to destroy Intel's gaming supremacy" BGR 5:39 PM
  • "This Is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality" Wired 7:41 AM
  • "President Trump thinks computers aren't safe, promises hacking revelations" BGR 7:53 AM
  • "Trump wants to replace computers with human couriers" The Next Web 8:10 AM
  • "Donald Trump says 'no computer is safe': 'If you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier.'" The Verge 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft, Intel era at CES gives way to rising star Nvidia: Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia, will unofficially kick off CES in Las Vegas, a sign that the consumer-electronics spotlight has shifted from computers and smartphones to the technology of self-driving cars and devices you can to talk to." Seattle Times 1/1
  • "Here's Why the Microsoft Surface Book 2 Will Be An Apple MacBook Pro Killer" The Country Caller 1/1
  • "Microsoft planning to launch Surface Pro 5 in first quarter of 2017: Report" The Indian Express 1/1
  • "HP boss Meg Whitman willing to give Trump 'benefit of the doubt'" The Australian 1/1
  • "HP Inc Earnings Takes the Stage – Analysts Weighing in" Consumer Eagle 1/1
  • "Intel's i7-7700k overclocked to a ridiculous 7GHz thanks to liquid nitrogen" BGR 1/1
  • "New AMD Radeon website counts down to Vega graphics card architecture preview" PCWorld 1/1
  • "Dell is making a convertible 13-inch XPS laptop with its edge-to-edge display" The Verge 1/1
  • "Dell's Upcoming XPS 13 Convertible Will Be A Top Laptop For 2017" Thurrott 1/1
  • "Dell 'accidentally' leaks upcoming XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 convertible Windows 10 laptop" BetaNews 1/1
  • "Tech's power shifts as Obama fades to Trump" The Hill 1/1
  • "Trump's doubts about cybersecurity alarm experts" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 1/1
  • "Donald Trump: 'No computer is safe,' so use a courier instead" CNET 1/1
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stock-market bulls wary of new-year hangover: Trump-inspired euphoria may continue to fizzle" MarketWatch 8:41 AM
  • "Stocks Edge Up in Europe on Bullish Economic Data: Eurozone economy showed signs of strength at end of year" [Paid Membership Required] 8:40 AM
  • "Asian stocks rise ahead of New Year's weekend: Nikkei dips but Toshiba shares recover; weaker dollar boosts China indexes" MarketWatch 8:39 AM
  • "Italian stocks rally, driving Europe markets to a stronger start for 2017: Strong PMI data for Italy lifts market" MarketWatch 8:39 AM

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