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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.

  • "Apple CEO Cook's 2016 Pay Lower as Tech Giant Misses Targets: Executives miss out on part of cash incentives as annual sales, operating profit fall short of goals" [Paid Membership Required] 9:57 AM
  • "Apple cuts Tim Cook's pay 15% for missing sales goals"  CNNMoney 9:34 AM
  • "Tim Cook Earned $1.5 Million Less in 2016 as Apple Missed its Own Performance Targets" MacRumors 9:31 AM
  • "Apple execs take a compensation hit as company misses financial goals in FY16" VentureBeat 10:01 AM
  • "Tim Cook took a huge paycut in 2016 because Apple lost its mojo" The Next Web 11:07 AM
  • "Apple chops Tim Cook's pay after 2016 flop" CNET 9:52 AM
  • "Strength In Numbers: Apple's Best Weapon Still Has Untapped Power"  Forbes 7:06 AM
  • "For Apple, tech isn't about the gadgets: It's the time of year when tech companies and the media flock to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show. But not Apple, and for good reason."  Macworld 6:52 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook accused of being 'disrespectful' to Ireland for not attending tax committee" Business Insider 6:58 AM
  • "World's fastest growing smartphone market isn't throwing Apple a bone" Mashable 6:58 AM
  • "Apple's App Store Generating Meaningful Revenue" Forbes 1:55 PM
  • "Malware uses denial-of-service attack in attempt to crash Macs: Victims are asked to call a phony Apple support number in order to restore their machine." ZDNet 11:05 AM
  • "A vicious new malware is targeting Mac computers" Fortune 8:59 PM
  • "Blasphemy! I played Witcher 3 on a MacBook Air thanks to Nvidia's GeForce Now: Strange and wonderful times." PCWorld 1:48 PM
  • "NVIDIA's GeForce Now let me play 'The Witcher 3' on a MacBook Air" Engadget 6:59 PM
  • "How to make sure Time Machine backs up external drives: By default, Time Machine does not back up external drives, but you can change this." Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "16 OS X tweaks for business power users" TechRepublic 7:14 AM
  • "7 Great Ways to Use Siri on Your Mac" Apple Must 11:33 AM
  • "How to Connect Your 2016 MacBook Pro to a mini DisplayPort Monitor" The Mac Observer 12:59 PM
  • "Managing Your Passwords With a Web Browser: Q. Google Chrome keeps offering to save my passwords. Is it safe?" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 11:40 AM
  • "Understanding Login Items" MacMost 10:11 AM
  • "The #1 Way To Optimize Your Mac" Mac360 7:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "Apple Highlights Wallpapers Created with Its Products to Celebrate the Chinese New Year" MacStories 11:40 AM
  • "ODA Works Around Autodesk—Reverse Engineered SKD for Revit Released To Developers" Architosh 8:00 AM
  • "ArchiCAD Users Get 'Best in Class' Integration with Solibri—New Integration" Architosh 7:24 AM
  • "Introducing ZipTite - A new way to Zip, Share and Protect your Files" prMac 7:16 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Two-year probe of Apple's alleged anti-competitive behavior shut down by Canadian government" AppleInsider 11:40 AM
  • "Apple Confirms South Korea Store Plans, Challenging Samsung at Home: IPhone maker said to be planning its first retail outlet blocks from Samsung's headquarters in Seoul" [Paid Membership Required] 7:06 AM
  • "Apple plans first retail store in South Korea, posts hiring notices" Reuters 1:46 PM
  • "Apple is setting up shop in Samsung territory: Apple is moving into arch rival Samsung's backyard." CNNMoney 6:58 AM
  • "Apple confirms plans for first retail store in South Korea" ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "Downtown Brooklyn Apple store rumored, Fifth Ave cube renovations begin this month" AppleInsider 6:51 AM
  • "While Apple goes thin, Windows PCs go fat at CES 2017" Cult of Mac 3:10 PM
  • "Apple History: Acorn, a virtual click-wheel-based OS which lost out to iOS, shown in its 2006-era glory [Video] 9to5Mac 6:52 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple is back in the black" Cult of Mac 9:32 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "How Samsung Weathered the Galaxy Note 7 Recall" [Paid Membership Required] 7:53 PM
  • "CyberPower showed some sweet gaming PCs at CES" PCWorld 6:23 PM
  • "Can Wikileaks Actually Build its Proposed Twitter Database?" Digital Trends 6:14 PM
  • "US: Putin ordered cyber-meddling to favor Trump/A declassified report from US intelligence agencies cites hacking, leaks and propaganda" IDG News Service 6:03 PM
  • "TV Gimmicks Are Dead. 2017 Is the Year of Real Next-Gen Television" PC Magazine 4:35 PM
  • "VR is the reason why laptops are bulking up" Mashable 4:34 PM
  • "Google Hangouts API gets hung out to dry: Draw with your face? Conference call ping pong? Not any more. Google today quietly revealed that it will shut down the Hangouts API, preventing new apps from being built and shutting off existing apps on April 25th. There was no blog post about this, just an updated FAQ and email notification to developers active on the API, which were forwarded to us by one of these devs." TechCrunch 3:06 PM
  • "Amazon's store of the future has no cashiers, but humans are watching from behind the scenes: Machines in the front, hominids in the back." Recode 1:02 PM
  • "The next generation of HDMI will support 8K video with HDR" The Verge 7:16 AM
  • "CES 2017: The Sirius A is a pocket PC with more ports than your laptop" The Next Web 7:05 AM
  • "Sony wants you to stop touching (or talking to) your car's infotainment system" The Next Web 7:04 AM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 101 | CES 2017, Zac's Apple Watch journey, and iOS 10.3 rumors" 9to5Mac 4:35 PM
  • "Podcast 540: Happy new year? It's 2017 and we're happy to be alive, but troubling news abounds." Macworld 3:10 PM
  • "CES 2017 Wireless Earpods and Drone Blocking -TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-06" The Mac Observer 1:14 PM
  • "The worst gadgets of CES 2017, this week on The CultCast" Cult of Mac 10:01 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast at CES talks Apple HomeKit, tech trends, and the struggle to ship" AppleInsider 7:44 AM
  • "The Committed Podcast on Apple Music, Smart Playlists, AirPods, and More" Kirkville 7:14 AM
  • "Altered Beats photo ad with silver iPhone 7 sparks hopes of official 'Jet White' model" AppleInsider 6:52 AM
  • "iOS 10 Adoption Hits 76% After 4 Months, Slightly Outpacing iOS 9" The Mac Observer 7:33 AM
  • "Yalu iOS 10 Jailbreak Gains TSMC iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iPhone SE Support, Still In Beta" Redmond Pie 7:12 AM
  • "People Keep Finding Coins in Their MacBooks and Nobody Knows Why" Gizmodo 4:35 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM

  • "Apple's AirPods and the best cord-free competition compared" 9to5Mac 3:10 PM
  • "iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit: Is there really one toolkit to rule them all? Welcome to the first installment in our Cool Tools series. In this article, we use the iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit to upgrade a Mac mini and add an SSD. Is this toolkit for you? Read on and find out." ZDNet 1:46 PM
  • "Hands-on: Fibaro's HomeKit-enabled flood, door/window, and motion sensors" AppleInsider 1:38 PM
  • "Quick take video review: LG's UltraFine 5K Display" AppleInsider 6:51 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Time Review: Powered by AI and You" MacStories 1:01 PM
  • "Star Knight: A strong platformer with a fun but steep difficulty curve" iMore 1:05 PM
  • "How to make your iPad's external keyboard even better" iMore 2:25 PM
  • "How to Convert Text to Emoji in Messages on iPhone" OS X Daily 2:24 PM
  • "iOS 10: Selectively Control Read Receipts For iMessage" The Mac Observer 1:36 PM
  • "Does Apple Watch Series 3 need a major overhaul? [Friday Night Fights] Cult of Mac 4:12 PM
  • "Education May be in Apple's DNA, But Not in Apple's Future" The Mac Observer 3:45 PM
  • "Some Apps Scream for a Mac Pro!" Bare Feats 1:10 PM
  • "It's the dongle life for me" iMore 9:56 AM
  • "2017 & Beyond: What's next for Mac, and what of its longer-term future?" 9to5Mac 9:52 AM
  • "AirPod reviews outside the Apple bubble" The Loop 9:40 AM
  • "Apple, Differentiation, And 'Moore's Law" Mac360 9:32 AM
  • "The Wisdom Of Apple's Ad Business" Mac360 8:06 AM
  • "This is What You're Missing about Vocal Computing"  Tech.pinions 7:09 AM
  • "Cassandra: Friday Review -Apple Damned if it Does, Damned if it Doesn't Again" eXtensions 6:53 AM
  • "Hey Apple, it's time to give up thinness for a bigger battery: If Apple insists on making its devices thinner and lighter, there simply won't be enough room for batteries that last all day in real-world situations."  Macworld 6:52 AM
  • "I Am Lusting Over Sony's New Paper-Thin E Ink Watch" Gizmodo 7:51 PM
  • "I played Battlefield on Razer's three-screen laptop: And I don't know how to feel about it" The Verge 6:39 PM
  • "Watch out, GeForce Now: LiquidSky lets you stream PC games for free" PCWorld 6:11 PM
  • "Welcome to Bizarro World, where WikiLeaks is anti-leaks" Mashable 4:31 PM
  • "A Few Big Themes from CES" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 1:48 PM
  • "Hands On: The Slightly Unnecessary But Gorgeous Kodak Ektra Phone" PC Magazine 11:05 AM
  • "Alexa, when will you work well outside the home?" The Verge 7:57 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Sennheiser's wireless headphones give Bose some competition" Engadget 8:56 PM
  • "Coming January 7: Gene Steinberg meets Josh Centers of TidBITS, and Joe Wilcox of BetaNews, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 8:42 PM
  • "Matias announces backlit version of its Wireless Aluminum Keyboard in Silver and Space Gray" 9to5Mac 1:39 PM
  • "Vinci's AI-driven headphones want to untether you from your phone" The Next Web 1:02 PM
  • "The Nurugu Micro microscope uses the iPhone camera to magnify 400x" iMore 9:56 AM
  • "UPMC Susquehanna's New Surgical Center Supported by Apple Technology" PRWeb 7:54 AM
  • "Dell debuts world's first 32-inch, 8K monitor (who wants an 8K iMac?)" Apple World Today 7:52 AM
  • "Google Calendar wants to help you lose all that holiday weight" The Next Web 7:04 AM
  • "eBook Search 3.0 Offers Over 8 Million Free eBooks and All New Design" prMac 6:52 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's OS supremacy over Apple to end in 2017: Gartner forecasts Windows device shipments will falter, then flatten; iOS and macOS will overtake, extend lead in 2018-19" Computerworld 2:21 PM
  • "Microsoft is bundling cloud services to make cars smarter: Cortana, Azure IoT Hub and other services are included in a new suite for productivity on the road" IDG News Service 7:23 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils connected car strategy at CES 2017: 'Cloud will do the heavy lifting'" TechRepublic 9:58 AM
  • "Microsoft outlines plans to build a 'world graph' for geographic data" [Video Report] ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft skates over Surface Hub sales data" The Register 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft's 2017: momentum at last, and a golden opportunity" Eurogamer 1:09 PM
  • "IBM Stock Split: Will 2017 Finally Be the Year Shareholders Get a Split? IBM has waited 18 years since its last stock split. Find out whether 2017 might be a turning point." The Motley Fool 9:51 AM
  • "New York Times, IBM team up on augmented reality with 'Hidden Figures' movie" Healthcare IT News 1:11 PM
  • "IBM reveals new pride logo as a wave anti-LGBTQ legislation rolls out across the nation" Mashable 1:11 PM
  • "IBM And Wal-Mart Go Toe-To-Toe In The Wild Card Round" Seeking Alpha 1:11 PM
  • "IBM is preparing for an automated future that depends on 'new collar jobs'" Business Insider 2:25 PM
  • "IBM Watson: The Growth Story Finally Unfolding" Seeking Alpha 1:38 PM
  • "HP Inc.'s Stock Maintains Strength in 2017" Investopedia 1:13 PM
  • "HP Announces Omen X 35-Inch Curved Display for Gamers" AnandTech 1:06 PM
  • "Intel's Compute Card is a PC that can fit in your wallet: Compute Card is intended as a more versatile replacement for the Compute Stick." Ars Technica 7:11 AM
  • "Intel's Compute Card Wants to Give Your Fridge a Brain Transplant" Digital Trends 7:44 AM
  • "Intel shows off credit card-sized PC for IoT" V3 8:02 AM
  • "Intel made a PC as powerful as a MacBook that fits in your wallet" BGR 7:11 AM
  • "CES 2017: Intel's ultra-slim Compute Card to ease upgrades for IoT devices" ZDNet 7:47 AM
  • "How AMD plans to beat Intel and Nvidia in 2017" BGR 1:01 PM
  • "AMD says its Zen CPU architecture is expected to last four years" PCWorld 1:38 PM
  • "Will AMD's Vega Pose a Threat to NVIDIA's GPU Dominance?" Zacks 7:51 PM
  • "Dell Launches UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD, World's First 8K Monitor, 1 Billion Colors And Full Adobe RGB Gamut Coverage" HotHardware 4:10 PM
  • "Dell's latest notebook cuts the last cable" AFP Relax News 6:59 AM
  • "Cisco, HPE led $88B enterprise infrastructure market in '16, Synergy says" Network World 1:07 PM
  • "The Growth Forecast For Cisco Systems, Inc." Markets Daily 1:07 PM
  • "Amazon's Alexa Just Conquered CES 2017. The World Is Next" Wired 7:23 AM
  • "Amazon Alexa virtual assistant shines at tech show" AFP 1:04 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shareholder's meeting scheduled for Feb 28, nine proposals to be voted on" AppleInsider 9:55 AM
  • "Apple's App Store blowout" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:11 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq end at records after solid jobs report: DJIA fails to breach 20,000 level" MarketWatch 4:38 PM
  • "Dow Rises but Can't Reach 20,000 Milestone; S&P 500, Nasdaq Close at New Highs: Dow 20,000 came agonizingly close on Friday, but building momentum flagged in the final moments of the trading session." TheStreet 4:38 PM
  • "Stocks mixed after a modest jobs data; J.C. Penney posts lower sales" USA Today 11:00 AM
  • "After Coming Within One Point, Dow Misses 20K" FOXBusiness 4:37 PM
  • "Dow Flirts With 20000 but Falls Short: Dollar climbs and U.S. government bond prices fall as wage growth strengthens" [Paid Membership Required] 4:36 PM
  • "Asian markets wrap up week with gains: Stronger yen and President-elect Trump's comments against Toyota weigh on Japanese automakers" MarketWatch 7:58 AM
  • "European stocks slip in countdown to U.S. jobs report: Sanofi shares fall after the French drug maker loses a patent case" MarketWatch 7:58 AM

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