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Wednesday Highlights: Apple facing opposition in Australia over plans to build mega-store as group seeks to have site get heritage protection; Jason Snell explains why it is a "huge win" for Apple to get Photoshop on iOS; Apple Gazette on the very real threat of ransomware on the Mac; ever wondered how Time Machine does its thing?; Facebook's troubles aren't over, report that nearly 1/4th of Apple employees plan to dump their accounts, and now advertisers accuse the social network of witholding fact video ads aren't being watched in order to keep them paying for such advertisements; Google's Pixel 3 uses pioneering camera tech; Apple announces this Friday as start of iPhone Xr pre-orders.

  • "10 ways the iPhone changed everything: The world is a different place a decade after Apple introduced its popular smartphone: in both good and bad ways."  CNET 7:51 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone celebrates its 10th year – graph" The National 8:19 AM
  • "The enterprise iPhone: Improvements in Apple iOS over the last 10 years" ZDNet 2:42 PM
  • "Apple forced to pull LinkedIn from Russian App Store due to court ruling" 9to5Mac 7:46 AM
  • "Cook's pay cut on weak iPhone sales: DISAPPOINTING:Apple's revenue fell 8% while its operating profit dipped 16% in the fiscal year ended Sept. 24, as the company struggled to find the next big thing" Associated Press 10:58 AM
  • "Apple will open its first South Korean retail store" SlashGear 10:58 AM
  • "Is Apple getting Siri-ous in the face of Amazon's Alexa Echo?"  AppleInsider 7:55 PM
  • "Canada finds Apple's carrier deals don't hurt competition: There isn't enough to show that carriers were pushed into unfair iPhone agreements." Engadget 9:29 PM
  • "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] 1/6
  • "Apple cuts Tim Cook's pay 15% for missing sales goals"  CNNMoney 1/6
  • "Tim Cook Earned $1.5 Million Less in 2016 as Apple Missed its Own Performance Targets" MacRumors 1/6
  • "Apple execs take a compensation hit as company misses financial goals in FY16" VentureBeat 1/6
  • "Tim Cook took a huge paycut in 2016 because Apple lost its mojo" The Next Web 1/6
  • "Apple chops Tim Cook's pay after 2016 flop" CNET 1/6
  • "Strength In Numbers: Apple's Best Weapon Still Has Untapped Power"  Forbes 1/6
  • "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 1/6
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook accused of being 'disrespectful' to Ireland for not attending tax committee" Business Insider 1/6
  • "World's fastest growing smartphone market isn't throwing Apple a bone" Mashable 1/6
  • "Apple's App Store Generating Meaningful Revenue" Forbes 1/6
  • "Microsoft adds support for macOS Sierra in System Center Configuration Manager" Neowin 6:09 PM
  • "Do Apple Macs need antivirus? Do Macs get viruses? Mac security explained - How to secure an Apple Mac: Do Apple Macs need security software, or is the Mac OS safe to use without antivirus? Do Macs even get viruses? We explore the issues surrounding Macs and security software. Here's why Macs don't need security software - but you should still secure your Mac." PC Advisor 11:12 AM
  • "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 1/6
  • "A vicious new malware is targeting Mac computers" Fortune 1/6
  • "Blasphemy! I played Witcher 3 on a MacBook Air thanks to Nvidia's GeForce Now: Strange and wonderful times." PCWorld 1/6
  • "NVIDIA's GeForce Now let me play 'The Witcher 3' on a MacBook Air" Engadget 1/6
  • "6 apps to install on a new MacBook: This six-pack of apps belongs on your Mac." CNET 4:23 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 1/6
  • "16 OS X tweaks for business power users" TechRepublic 1/6
  • "7 Great Ways to Use Siri on Your Mac" Apple Must 1/6
  • "How to Connect Your 2016 MacBook Pro to a mini DisplayPort Monitor" The Mac Observer 1/6
  • "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] 1/6
  • "Understanding Login Items" MacMost 1/6
  • "The #1 Way To Optimize Your Mac" Mac360 1/6
Press Releases
  • "Apple Highlights Wallpapers Created with Its Products to Celebrate the Chinese New Year" MacStories 1/6
  • "ODA Works Around Autodesk—Reverse Engineered SKD for Revit Released To Developers" Architosh 1/6
  • "ArchiCAD Users Get 'Best in Class' Integration with Solibri—New Integration" Architosh 1/6
  • "Introducing ZipTite - A new way to Zip, Share and Protect your Files" prMac 1/6
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's new ad pretends people have never seen a camera before: The ad will air during tomorrow's Golden Globes ceremony" The Verge 4:19 PM
  • "Apple's latest iPhone 7 Plus ad focuses on Portrait Mode camera feature" 9to5Mac 4:20 PM
  • "Apple Shares 'Take Mine' Ad Showcasing Photos Taken in Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus" MacRumors 4:20 PM
  • "Apple's latest iPhone 7 Plus commercial showcases dual-lens 'Portrait' photo mode" AppleInsider 4:19 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro May Have Saved Man's Life in Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting" iClarified 7:46 AM
  • "Man says a MacBook Pro saved his life during Fort Lauderdale airport shooting by blocking a bullet" 9to5Mac 7:46 AM
  • "Two-year probe of Apple's alleged anti-competitive behavior shut down by Canadian government" AppleInsider 1/6
  • "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] 1/6
  • "Apple plans first retail store in South Korea, posts hiring notices" Reuters 1/6
  • "Apple is setting up shop in Samsung territory: Apple is moving into arch rival Samsung's backyard." CNNMoney 1/6
  • "Apple confirms plans for first retail store in South Korea" ZDNet 1/6
  • "Downtown Brooklyn Apple store rumored, Fifth Ave cube renovations begin this month" AppleInsider 1/6
  • "While Apple goes thin, Windows PCs go fat at CES 2017" Cult of Mac 1/6
  • "Apple History: Acorn, a virtual click-wheel-based OS which lost out to iOS, shown in its 2006-era glory [Video] 9to5Mac 1/6
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple is back in the black" Cult of Mac 1/6
Non-Apple News
  • "This is the new Hulu experience with live TV: Could Hulu be the company to get internet TV right?" The Verge 9:26 AM
  • "The Most High-Profile Security Breaches of 2016" Among Tech 7:57 AM
  • "Introducing HDMI 2.1, more pixels, more refresh rates, more awesome" Neowin 7:46 AM
  • "How Samsung Weathered the Galaxy Note 7 Recall" [Paid Membership Required] 1/6
  • "CyberPower showed some sweet gaming PCs at CES" PCWorld 1/6
  • "Can Wikileaks Actually Build its Proposed Twitter Database?" Digital Trends 1/6
  • "US: Putin ordered cyber-meddling to favor Trump/A declassified report from US intelligence agencies cites hacking, leaks and propaganda" IDG News Service 1/6
  • "TV Gimmicks Are Dead. 2017 Is the Year of Real Next-Gen Television" PC Magazine 1/6
  • "VR is the reason why laptops are bulking up" Mashable 1/6
  • "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 1/6
  • "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 1/6
  • "The next generation of HDMI will support 8K video with HDR" The Verge 1/6
  • "CES 2017: The Sirius A is a pocket PC with more ports than your laptop" The Next Web 1/6
  • "Sony wants you to stop touching (or talking to) your car's infotainment system" The Next Web 1/6
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 101 | CES 2017, Zac's Apple Watch journey, and iOS 10.3 rumors" 9to5Mac 1/6
  • "Podcast 540: Happy new year? It's 2017 and we're happy to be alive, but troubling news abounds." Macworld 1/6
  • "CES 2017 Wireless Earpods and Drone Blocking -TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-06" The Mac Observer 1/6
  • "The worst gadgets of CES 2017, this week on The CultCast" Cult of Mac 1/6
  • "AppleInsider podcast at CES talks Apple HomeKit, tech trends, and the struggle to ship" AppleInsider 1/6
  • "The Committed Podcast on Apple Music, Smart Playlists, AirPods, and More" Kirkville 1/6
  • "Altered Beats photo ad with silver iPhone 7 sparks hopes of official 'Jet White' model" AppleInsider 1/6
  • "iOS 10 Adoption Hits 76% After 4 Months, Slightly Outpacing iOS 9" The Mac Observer 1/6
  • "Yalu iOS 10 Jailbreak Gains TSMC iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iPhone SE Support, Still In Beta" Redmond Pie 1/6
  • "People Keep Finding Coins in Their MacBooks and Nobody Knows Why" Gizmodo 1/6
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/6
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/6
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/6

  • "Hands-on: Apple CarPlay goes wireless over Wi-Fi with Alpine's iLX-107 receiver" AppleInsider 4:23 PM
  • "Hands-on: Alpine's splash-proof Apple CarPlay unit targets Jeep Wrangler owners" AppleInsider 4:32 PM
  • "Review: LG UltraFine 5K Display with Thunderbolt 3 for Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 2:23 PM
  • "Apple's AirPods and the best cord-free competition compared" 9to5Mac 1/6
  • "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 1/6
  • "Hands-on: Fibaro's HomeKit-enabled flood, door/window, and motion sensors" AppleInsider 1/6
  • "Quick take video review: LG's UltraFine 5K Display" AppleInsider 1/6
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Time Review: Powered by AI and You" MacStories 1/6
  • "Star Knight: A strong platformer with a fun but steep difficulty curve" iMore 1/6
  • "How to Set up Your New iPhone the Right Way" iPhone Hacks 11:33 AM
  • "How to replace a broken screen on an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus" iMore 11:11 AM
  • "How To Get A Refund On Purchases From The Apple App Store Or iTunes" Digital Trends 7:50 AM
  • "How to make your iPad's external keyboard even better" iMore 1/6
  • "How to Convert Text to Emoji in Messages on iPhone" OS X Daily 1/6
  • "6 Less Known Tips For New Apple Watch Users" Apple Must 2:22 PM
  • "iPhone and iPad 'Power User' secrets" ZDNet 10:17 AM
  • "iOS 10: Selectively Control Read Receipts For iMessage" The Mac Observer 1/6
  • "Samsung blinks first, makes Gear smartwatches work with your iPhone: Don't hold your breath for Apple to follow suit." CNET 5:07 PM
  • "Lack of touchscreen Mac show Apple is adrift without adequate product leadership"  MacDailyNews 2:24 PM
  • "5 New iPhone 8 Features We Know so far" iPhone Hacks 11:23 AM
  • "9to5Mac Best of CES 2017 Awards" 9to5Mac 9:34 AM
  • "First look at P1, the iPod-phone that never was!" iMore 8:34 AM
  • "This is the iPod-inspired iPhone interface that could have been" TechRadar UK 8:30 AM
  • "Cassandra: Attending the iPhone Release 10 Years Ago" eXtensions 8:27 AM
  • "The Janus explanation: It's Microsoft or Apple"  Macworld 7:51 AM
  • "Does Apple Watch Series 3 need a major overhaul? [Friday Night Fights] Cult of Mac 1/6
  • "Education May be in Apple's DNA, But Not in Apple's Future" The Mac Observer 1/6
  • "Some Apps Scream for a Mac Pro!" Bare Feats 1/6
  • "It's the dongle life for me" iMore 1/6
  • "2017 & Beyond: What's next for Mac, and what of its longer-term future?" 9to5Mac 1/6
  • "AirPod reviews outside the Apple bubble" The Loop 1/6
  • "Apple, Differentiation, And 'Moore's Law" Mac360 1/6
  • "The Wisdom Of Apple's Ad Business" Mac360 1/6
  • "This is What You're Missing about Vocal Computing"  Tech.pinions 1/6
  • "Cassandra: Friday Review -Apple Damned if it Does, Damned if it Doesn't Again" eXtensions 1/6
  • "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 1/6
  • "I Am Lusting Over Sony's New Paper-Thin E Ink Watch" Gizmodo 1/6
  • "I played Battlefield on Razer's three-screen laptop: And I don't know how to feel about it" The Verge 1/6
  • "Watch out, GeForce Now: LiquidSky lets you stream PC games for free" PCWorld 1/6
  • "Welcome to Bizarro World, where WikiLeaks is anti-leaks" Mashable 1/6
  • "A Few Big Themes from CES" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 1/6
  • "Hands On: The Slightly Unnecessary But Gorgeous Kodak Ektra Phone" PC Magazine 1/6
  • "Alexa, when will you work well outside the home?" The Verge 1/6
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Samsung's Gear S3, Gear S2, & Gear Fit2 wearables are now compatible with iOS" 9to5Mac 4:19 PM
  • "iPhone owners might want to think about a Samsung Gear smartwatch" Mashable 5:31 PM
  • "Kanex Introduces GoPlay SideKick Wireless Game Controller for iOS" iClarified 6:21 PM
  • "Sennheiser's wireless headphones give Bose some competition" Engadget 1/6
  • "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 1/6
  • "Matias announces backlit version of its Wireless Aluminum Keyboard in Silver and Space Gray" 9to5Mac 1/6
  • "Vinci's AI-driven headphones want to untether you from your phone" The Next Web 1/6
  • "The Nurugu Micro microscope uses the iPhone camera to magnify 400x" iMore 1/6
  • "UPMC Susquehanna's New Surgical Center Supported by Apple Technology" PRWeb 1/6
  • "Dell debuts world's first 32-inch, 8K monitor (who wants an 8K iMac?)" Apple World Today 1/6
  • "Google Calendar wants to help you lose all that holiday weight" The Next Web 1/6
  • "eBook Search 3.0 Offers Over 8 Million Free eBooks and All New Design" prMac 1/6
Computer Industry
  • "2016 sees Internet Explorer usage collapse, Chrome surge: A couple of newcomers enter the scene, and Opera changes ownership." Ars Technica 8:17 AM
  • "Microsoft's connected car platform will put Cortana on the road: The company hopes to bring Azure's cloud services to a range of automakers." Engadget 7:44 AM
  • "Windows 10 for PCs Insider Preview build 15002 leaks after cancelation" Neowin 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft to introduce 802.11ad Wi-Fi support with Windows 10 Creators Update" Neowin 4:14 PM
  • "More automakers choose Microsoft as their connected car partner" Neowin 5:31 PM
  • "Microsoft shows off a new user experience in its OneNote UWP app" Neowin 8:17 PM
  • "CES 2017: HP demos its second-generation Sprout Pro for us" Neowin 9:16 AM
  • "CES 2017: Hands-on with Dell's new Canvas, XPS 27, XPS 13 2-in-1, and more" Neowin 9:17 AM
  • "NVIDIA's helping Mercedes build artificially intelligent cars, too: Audi isn't the only vehicle company working with NVIDIA." Engadget 7:44 AM
  • "You'll actually want to buy the best laptops from CES this year" BGR 1:35 PM
  • "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 1/6
  • "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 1/6
  • "Microsoft unveils connected car strategy at CES 2017: 'Cloud will do the heavy lifting'" TechRepublic 1/6
  • "Microsoft outlines plans to build a 'world graph' for geographic data" [Video Report] ZDNet 1/6
  • "Microsoft skates over Surface Hub sales data" The Register 1/6
  • "Microsoft's 2017: momentum at last, and a golden opportunity" Eurogamer 1/6
  • "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 1/6
  • "New York Times, IBM team up on augmented reality with 'Hidden Figures' movie" Healthcare IT News 1/6
  • "IBM reveals new pride logo as a wave anti-LGBTQ legislation rolls out across the nation" Mashable 1/6
  • "IBM And Wal-Mart Go Toe-To-Toe In The Wild Card Round" Seeking Alpha 1/6
  • "IBM is preparing for an automated future that depends on 'new collar jobs'" Business Insider 1/6
  • "IBM Watson: The Growth Story Finally Unfolding" Seeking Alpha 1/6
  • "HP Inc.'s Stock Maintains Strength in 2017" Investopedia 1/6
  • "HP Announces Omen X 35-Inch Curved Display for Gamers" AnandTech 1/6
  • "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 1/6
  • "Intel's Compute Card Wants to Give Your Fridge a Brain Transplant" Digital Trends 1/6
  • "Intel shows off credit card-sized PC for IoT" V3 1/6
  • "Intel made a PC as powerful as a MacBook that fits in your wallet" BGR 1/6
  • "CES 2017: Intel's ultra-slim Compute Card to ease upgrades for IoT devices" ZDNet 1/6
  • "How AMD plans to beat Intel and Nvidia in 2017" BGR 1/6
  • "AMD says its Zen CPU architecture is expected to last four years" PCWorld 1/6
  • "Will AMD's Vega Pose a Threat to NVIDIA's GPU Dominance?" Zacks 1/6
  • "Dell Launches UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD, World's First 8K Monitor, 1 Billion Colors And Full Adobe RGB Gamut Coverage" HotHardware 1/6
  • "Cisco, HPE led $88B enterprise infrastructure market in '16, Synergy says" Network World 1/6
  • "The Growth Forecast For Cisco Systems, Inc." Markets Daily 1/6
  • "Amazon's Alexa Just Conquered CES 2017. The World Is Next" Wired 1/6
  • "Amazon Alexa virtual assistant shines at tech show" AFP 1/6
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 1/6
  • "Apple's App Store blowout" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1/6
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq end at records after solid jobs report: DJIA fails to breach 20,000 level" MarketWatch 1/6
  • "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 1/6
  • "Stocks mixed after a modest jobs data; J.C. Penney posts lower sales" USA Today 1/6
  • "After Coming Within One Point, Dow Misses 20K" FOXBusiness 1/6
  • "Dow Flirts With 20000 but Falls Short: Dollar climbs and U.S. government bond prices fall as wage growth strengthens" [Paid Membership Required] 1/6
  • "Asian markets wrap up week with gains: Stronger yen and President-elect Trump's comments against Toyota weigh on Japanese automakers" MarketWatch 1/6
  • "European stocks slip in countdown to U.S. jobs report: Sanofi shares fall after the French drug maker loses a patent case" MarketWatch 1/6

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