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Tuesday Highlights: TechCrunch reporting the App Store is being plagued by "scammers ... taking advantage of subscriptions in order to trick users into signing up for expensive and recurring plans"; Apple apologizes to China for account hacks, does clarify that those affected did not enable two-factor authentication—additional reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; settlement in works between Qualcomm and the FTC over antitrust; all signs point to iPhone XR being "massive smash hit"; Market Realist saying "iPhone customer loyalty is on the rise"; New Yorkers rejoice as Apple fixes bagel emoji; MySmartPrice reporting exclusive images of next iPad Pro case; CNET compares cameras of iPhone XS and Pixel 3.

Apple/Macintosh
  • "Can Apple Hold Its Place as World's Most Valuable Company Again in 2017?"  24/7 Wall St. 8:10 AM
  • "Apple sued over fatal 'FaceTime crash'" BBC 8:31 AM
  • "FaceTime Lawsuit Alleges Apple Should Have Locked Out Drivers" The Mac Observer 1:45 PM
  • "Made in India iPhone: Apple partner Wistron seeks to expand Bengaluru smartphone plant/Apple setting up production in India would be a significant win for the government, and its #MakeinIndia campaign" The Indian Express 10:04 AM
  • "What's behind Apple's Ireland Tax Dispute?" Market Realist 3:39 PM
OS X
News
  • "macOS 10.12.2 Users Urged to Avoid Using 'Work-in-Progress' Preview App to Edit PDFs" MacRumors 7:04 AM
  • "Developers Report Serious PDF Bugs in macOS Sierra" MacStories 8:31 AM
  • "Rotting Apples: macOS Sierra PDF Bugs Get Worse in 10.12.2" The Mac Observer 6:50 AM
  • "PDF-handling problems in Sierra that broke ScanSnap are back in 10.12.2, many apps affected" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Apple's changes to macOS PDF handling stymie third-party developers, cause data loss" AppleInsider 9:07 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Duet Display lets you add a virtual Touch Bar to any Mac" Apple World Today 8:01 AM
  • "How to change your default font for viewing and composing in macOS Mail: It's easy to switch the default font in Mail—when it works." Macworld 8:01 AM
  • "How to Mute Tabs in Chrome Playing Audio / Video" OS X Daily 2:32 PM
  • "Disable Window Shadows on macOS Screenshots" 512 Pixels 3:39 PM
  • "Save, Rename and Move Files With the Title Bar" MacMost 9:43 AM
  • "How to use the Touch bar with the Contacts app on MacBook Pro" iMore 7:59 AM
  • "Automated Privacy Protection For Macs" Mac360 7:38 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Five Emerging Trends and Their Potential Impact on the Future of the AEC Industry" Architosh 11:58 AM
  • "What Apple gives you for $100 as a Safari Extension Developer — and why Reddit Enhancement Suite may cease support for Safari" ["Apple's review process for extensions is disorganized, arduous and quite frankly insulting"]  Medium: honestbleeps 9:04 AM
  • "My Mac And iPhone Need An Emoji Translator" TeraTalks 7:38 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cocktail 10.1.4 (Sierra Edition) has been released" Maintain 8:30 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Top 10 List: America's Most Influential Business Leaders Today" ["5, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple"] Forbes 8:38 AM
  • "The essential Apple users guide to CES 2017" Computerworld 7:35 AM
  • "Why Super Mario's Run Was Short: Nintendo's long-awaited mobile game still faces the challenge of few willing to pay" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:08 AM
  • "Around 3% of downloaders of Super Mario Run paid the $10 to gain full access, says research company" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Report: 3% of Super Mario Run Users Paid to Unlock the Game" The Mac Observer 11:19 AM
  • "11,000 people bought an adapter to give the new MacBook Pro the same features as the last one" Business Insider 9:03 AM
  • "People are 'theft-proofing' their Apple AirPods by disguising them as floss" Mashable 8:10 AM
  • "Gene Munster explains why he's becoming a VC" TechCrunch 6:57 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple becomes a corporation" Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Asus just made its $500 MacBook official" BGR 6:57 PM
  • "Girl, 6, 'accidentally' orders $170 dollhouse and 4 pounds of cookies using Amazon's Alexa" GeekWire 7:00 PM
  • "The Honor 6x does the iPhone's portrait trick for $250" Engadget 4:07 PM
  • "Home robot Kuri is like an Amazon Echo designed by Pixar" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "First details surrounding Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 just leaked" BGR 8:02 AM
  • "Motiv crams a fitness band's worth of functionality into a ring" TechCrunch 7:03 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TMO Background Mode: Interview with the EdTech Specialist Phil Shapiro" The Mac Observer 2:04 PM
  • "CES 2017 Expectations and Predictions-TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-03" The Mac Observer 9:30 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 168: What we want to see from Apple in 2017" iDownload Blog 8:01 AM
  • "iMore show 539: 2017 Preview!" iMore 8:00 AM
  • "(Podcast premier) The Apple 3.0 Show/Exclusive: A conversation with Gene Munster, venture capitalist." Apple 3.0 6:57 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Quanta to make next-generation Apple Watch, says paper" DigiTimes 7:03 AM
  • "New Apple Watch to Launch in Fall 2017 With Improved Battery Life But no Major Design Changes" MacRumors 7:03 AM
  • "Quanta rumored to build 3rd-gen Apple Watch, with extended battery and better speed" AppleInsider 7:04 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 3 manufacturer focused on better battery life" Cult of Mac 7:04 AM
  • "Synaptics Announces All-In-One Fingerprint and Facial Recognition System for Mobile Devices" MacRumors 8:09 AM
  • "TSMC on track for volume production of 7nm chips for iPhone, iPad in 2018" AppleInsider 8:09 AM
  • "Intel announces new 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors destined for future Macs" 9to5Mac 2:30 PM
  • "Intel Announces Full Lineup of Kaby Lake Processors for iMac, MacBook Pro, and More" MacRumors 2:30 PM
  • "Grab the Popcorn, Apple's iOS 10.3 Update Is Coming" AppAdvice 9:07 AM
  • "Apple wants to turn your iOS and watchOS devices into a universal translator" Apple World Today 9:52 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "How to replace a broken screen on an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus" iMore 2:34 PM
  • "How to reset your AirPods to fix battery drain" Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "The best Bluetooth earbud alternatives to Apple AirPods" AppleInsider 9:34 PM
  • "Linksys Velop Wi-Fi router review: One of the best mesh network systems to date/It might be a little late to the mesh-networking party, but Linksys is showing a winner at CES." Macworld 7:04 AM
  • "Google Home: Early impressions of an Echo competitor" Six Colors 8:09 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic' Review - The Perfect Classic Ride" Touch Arcade 11:31 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Super Mario Run: How to win Toad Rally" iMore 11:31 AM
  • "PSA: If those spectacular iPhone photos of the new year's eve fireworks inspired you to take your own, here's how" 9to5Mac 7:03 AM
Tips
  • "Dongle Storage Options for When You're Hitting the Road" iMore 11:32 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "On Chuq Von Rospach's 'Apple's 2016 in Review', and the AirPort and Mac Pro Lineups in Particular"  Daring Fireball 6:35 PM
  • "MacBook Pro: Too Few USB-C Accessories in Bangkok (Bangkok Post, Life)" eXtensions 7:04 PM
  • "No one actually likes 'Super Mario Run'" BGR 6:10 PM
  • "So Begins the Apple Watch Series 3 Rumor Chain" Daring Fireball 2:45 PM
  • "Majority of readers who are not buying AirPods claim 'too expensive,' here are some affordable alternatives" 9to5Mac 2:44 PM
  • "What you should — and shouldn't! — expect from Apple in 2017!" iMore 11:32 AM
  • "Opinion: Why the LG 5K UltraFine isn't the MacBook Pro display I'm looking for" 9to5Mac 11:31 AM
  • "Battery life won't be enough for Apple Watch Series Three" Apple Must 11:20 AM
  • "Growing a different Apple" The Loop 9:43 AM
  • "Those Old Photos On My iPhone Make Me Sad, So It's Time To Sue Apple" BohemianBoomer 8:16 AM
  • "Drones: Apple Could Be Like Amazon" Mac360 8:11 AM
  • "Apple: Facts vs. Fiction" PixoBebo 8:02 AM
  • "The Death Of The Mac Pro" NoodleMac 7:49 AM
  • "A Simple Apple Wish List For 2017" McSolo 7:37 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Microsoft's Surface Studio Boondoggle" Mac360 8:30 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: The Great Desktops in Our Roadmap!" iMore 8:32 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Kevin Hart brings the funny to Apple Watch Nike+ ad series" AppleInsider 9:34 PM
  • "Nike shares new Apple Watch Nike+ ad series following Kevin Hart on a 700 mile run" 9to5Mac 6:04 PM
  • "Thanks to Neonode's AirBar, the MacBook Air has a touchscreen—kind of" Macworld 4:07 PM
  • "Stare At A Computer Screen All Day? Coopervision's New Contacts Are For You" Digital Trends 3:25 PM
  • "Apple Pay adds support for 17 more banks and credit unions in the U.S." 9to5Mac 3:21 PM
  • "OWC's USB-C DEC docks under Apple's MacBook Pro, adds legacy ports and storage" AppleInsider 2:30 PM
  • "ExoLens debuts new iPhone 7 case that fits Zeiss pro lens attachments" 9to5Mac 2:30 PM
  • "Wearable Devices Market Continues to be Driven by Innovation" PRNewswire 9:21 AM
  • "Kanex Launches Thunderbolt™ 3 Line at CES 2017" PRNewswire 9:21 AM
  • "Antivirus maker unveils router designed to keep out intrusions" Seattle Times 8:53 AM
  • "Neonode Announces AirBar™ Touchscreen Sensor For MacBook Air® Notebooks at CES® 2017" Business Wire 9:20 AM
  • "CES 2017: 'AirBar' Gives MacBook Air Touchscreen Gestures Through Light-Sensing Technology" MacRumors 8:53 AM
  • "Here's all of the Apple HomeKit stuff you'll see at CES: Interested in a Siri-voice-controlled smart home? Read on to find out what Apple's HomeKit partners are showing off at this year's Consumer Electronics Show." CNET 8:31 AM
  • "Helia's smart lights are like Apple's Night Shift for your home" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "It's About Time - Life Inventory Apps Are Being Updated After 3 Years" prMac 8:53 AM
  • "TimeTag 7.0 for iOS Released - A redesigned, simple time tracking app" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Linksys unveils Velop Tri-Band AC2200 802.11ac modular mesh Wi-Fi router system" BetaNews 8:00 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 fails to hit a 25 per cent market share as Windows 7 has another rebound: But year on year, things are moving in the right direction" The Inquirer 8:05 AM
  • "Windows 10 UK market share enjoys sharpest rise in six months: Statcounter figures show Windows 7 is in steep decline in the UK" CRN UK 10:38 AM
  • "Windows 10 build 10.0.15003 spotted in the wild" Neowin 8:16 AM
  • "What Microsoft will be doing at CES 2017" ZDNet 10:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Tablet May Join the 4K Screen Club" eWeek 6:02 PM
  • "Microsoft expected to launch Surface Pro 5 in early 2017" TechSpot 8:52 AM
  • "How IBM And Microsoft Are Disrupting The Healthcare Industry With Cognitive Computing" Forbes 9:42 AM
  • "Intel seeking indirect stake in mapping firm HERE: German cartel office" Reuters 8:24 AM
  • "Intel seeks indirect stake in mapping firm HERE" Seeking Alpha 8:01 AM
  • "Intel pushes out the rest of its Kaby Lake processors for 2017"s PCs: Most (but not all) Skylake CPUs have been updated with Kaby Lake equivalents." Ars Technica 6:21 PM
  • "Intel launches full Kaby Lake processor lineup" Seeking Alpha 2:15 PM
  • "Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake review: Is the desktop CPU dead? With identical performance to Skylake, Intel brings desktop performance to a standstill." Ars Technica 6:17 PM
  • "Intel Core i7-7700K review: Kaby Lake debuts for desktop" ExtremeTech 9:49 AM
  • "Intel's new mini PCs have new chips, an updated design, and Thunderbolt 3: New NUCs get their first facelift in a while, along with HDMI 2.0 and more." Ars Technica 6:22 PM
  • "Intel's Upcoming Optane Memory Speeds Up SATA Drives" eWeek 7:13 PM
  • "AMD's FreeSync 2 brings smooth HDR gaming to PC: Variable refresh rate tech gets an upgrade, but support will be patchy to start." Ars Technica 6:22 PM
  • "AMD Unveils FreeSync 2 Technology With HDR And LFC Support" HotHardware 8:15 AM
  • "AMD's Freesync 2 changes the display game: Three major improvements with more to come" SemiAccurate 7:54 PM
  • "HP EliteBook x360: 'World's thinnest' biz convertible sets sights on Microsoft's Surface Book/Firm also outs Spectre x360 upgrade with 'micro-edge' 4K display" The Inquirer 2:17 PM
  • "HP announces 34-inch ENVY Curved All-in-One Windows 10 PC" MSPoweruser 2:17 PM
  • "HP at CES: More sleek new laptops and a huge curved all-in-one/Highlights include a bigger version of our favorite machine from 2016." Ars Technica 6:17 PM
  • "Dell intros the $799 Inspiron 7000, details Alienware CPU upgrades" Engadget 7:58 PM
  • "Dell protects Alienware, shoves low-end gaming into Inspiron 7000: The company pushes 4K screens, VR-ready Alienware laptop" IDG News Service 6:16 PM
  • "Dell unveils XPS 13 2-in-1 with Intel Kaby Lake internals: Touted as the smallest convertible on the planet" The Inquirer 8:15 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon upgrade packs Kaby Lake, USB-C and a 15-hour battery life: Firm also outs first Legion-branded gaming laptops" The Inquirer 8:16 AM
  • "Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 devices get sexier designs, faster chips: The thinner and smaller ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop, X1 Tablet, and X1 Yoga 2-in-1 get upgraded to Intel Kaby Lake chips" IDG News Service 8:04 AM
  • "Lenovo enters smart glasses fray, targets business, augmented reality, June availability" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Lenovo's flagship ThinkPad X1 Carbon gets a smaller build and longer-lasting battery life" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Lenovo primes to take on Microsoft's next Surface tablet with Miix 720: The Miix 720 is a 12-inch Windows tablet with Kaby Lake chips and a Thunderbolt 3 port" IDG News Service 8:05 AM
  • "Lenovo launches Legion gaming brand with a couple of derivative laptops" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Lenovo's lightweight ThinkPad X1 gets even slimmer: There's finally a color other than black, too (silver)." Engadget 8:04 AM
  • "CES 2017: Lenovo Announces New ThinkPad X1 Family, Miix 2-in-1, and More" Thurrott 8:17 AM
  • "Lenovo launches a new line of gaming PCs called Legion, including two laptops" Neowin 8:09 AM
  • "Lenovo's new push into VR starts with this Legion laptop" Engadget 8:04 AM
  • "Lenovo launches new Legion gaming notebooks and Alexa-powered speaker: Channeling its inner gamer who simultaneously wants a smarter home." Ars Technica 8:06 AM
  • "Lenovo announces a trio of new ThinkPad X1 devices and the Miix 720" Neowin 8:09 AM
  • "Lenovo has made an Amazon Echo lookalike, but with better speakers: Imitation is the sincerest form of CES" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Lenovo partners with Amazon on Alexa-powered Smart Assistant" Neowin 8:09 AM
  • "Lenovo built its own Amazon Echo for some reason" Engadget 8:04 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Is Apple A Rotting Tech Company, Or A Value Play That Will Bear Fruit For Years To Come?" Seeking Alpha 3:39 PM
  • "Apple and the Repatriated Expats" GuruFocus 2:45 PM
  • "Apple's Key Risk: Nokia Litigation/The beginning of the year will likely be quiet in terms of legal outcomes, but the second half could bring volatility." Barron's 2:45 PM
Industry News
  • "Trump threatens GM: Make Cruze in U.S. or 'pay big border tax'" CNNMoney 8:25 AM
  • "Dow's March to 20,000 Hits Another Snag as Crude Settles at Two-Week Low: The Dow Jones Industrial Average's march to 20,000 hit another roadblock on the first trading day of the year as crude oil prices reversed course." TheStreet 6:32 PM
  • "Central Banks Loosen Their Grip on Markets" FOXBusiness 8:27 AM
  • "Stocks Climb as 2017 Kicks off Right" Nasdaq 6:32 PM
  • "2017 outlook for stocks if everything goes wrong" USA Today 8:27 AM
  • "Stocks Climb in Volatile Session: Telecom, health-care shares lead S&P 500 higher" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:14 PM
  • "Asia shares rise after strong China manufacturing data" MarketWatch 8:28 AM
  • "U.K. stocks continue push into record territory" MarketWatch 8:28 AM

 
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