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Monday Highlights: Engadget sits down for interview with Phil Schiller to talk iPhone XR and how iPhone naming comes about; pre-orders for XR model best iPhone 8, 8 Plus' first weekend; Apple most popular private employer in UK according to new report; does Apple have music mogul ambitions?; image-smearing bug in Safari 12 on Mojave; setup and share universal clipboard between a Mojave Mac and iOS 12 with this tip; survey finds iPhone remains "'dominant device brand' among American teens"; new design unveiled for Apple Jobs web site; Linus Torvalds took some time away from roll as Linux lead, returns; iPhone XR much less expensive to repair than XS and XS Max counterparts; AppleInsider revisits iPhone XS vs X after month using new model; iPad more important than iPhone for putting Apple in the enterprise?

  • "Jimmy Iovine Addresses Apple Music Expansion Reports: 'We're going to do whatever hits popular cultural smack on the nose,' Iovine said when asked about Apple's reported expansion."  The Hollywood Reporter 3:24 PM
  • "After 10 years, can Apple revolutionize the industry again?" Pocketnow 9:20 PM
  • "The addictive, divisive iPhone is a fitting tribute to Steve Jobs" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Is the Smartphone Already Obsolete? Modern smartphones have had a good run, but the next big technological paradigm might already be here." PC Magazine 8:01 AM
  • "Why Apple is making its original TV content push now: Who needs a new Mac Pro when you can have Carpool Karaoke?"  Macworld 1/13
  • "Will Apple-Hollywood Partner to Offer Original Content?" Zacks 1/13
  • "Apple, bring back the MacBook Pro 17 and make your laptops great again: Make it bigger and more powerful, and give it a big, fat battery and screen."  PCWorld 1/13
  • "Apple must face claims of monopoly in iPhone app market: A court ruled that Apple has to face charges as app 'distributor'" IDG News Service 1/13
  • "App Store users can bring antitrust lawsuit against Apple: A court decision will let a group of iPhone users sue Apple for monopolizing the sale of iPhone apps." CNET 1/13
  • "App Store's walled garden could bring antitrust suit" Cult of Mac 1/13
  • "Tesla Is Snatching Apple's Stars to Make Itself the New Apple"  Wired 1/13
  • "New Swift project head Ted Kremenek said to be running the show behind the scenes for some time" AppleInsider 1/13
  • "Safari Users Unable to Play Newer 4K Video on YouTube in Native Resolution" MacRumors 1/13
  • "Logic Pros: Give your low-end some Substance with Output's latest bass engine for Logic" 9to5Mac 3:04 PM
  • "How to Change the Chrome Download Location" OS X Daily 2:08 PM
  • "How To Disable MacBook iSight Camera In macOS Sierra" Redmond Pie 12:49 PM
  • "Use the keyboard in Excel's Paste Special dialog box" The Robservatory 9:57 AM
  • "How to encrypt a bootable clone in macOS: Make sure your Mac's bootable clone is protected." Macworld 1/13
  • "Hands On: SuperDuper! 2.9.1 backup tool updated for macOS Sierra" AppleInsider 1/13
  • "How to browse privately and avoid persistent tracking on a Mac, iPhone, and iPad: All browsers let you go incognito when you want to prevent leaving virtual footprints." Macworld 1/13
  • "How to use albums and libraries in Photos for Mac" iMore 1/13
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Buying music from Apple Music, ripping noisy CDs, file names" Macworld 1/13
  • "How to customize the 'About This Mac' section of a Mac" iDownload Blog 1/13
  • "How to easily find and add missing location to images on Photos for Mac" 9to5Mac 1/13
  • "How to disable LinkedIn birthdays in macOS Sierra Calendar" Apple World Today 1/13
  • "How To Know Whether You Can Upgrade to Sierra" MacMost 1/13
  • "The World's Most Popular Mac Browsers" NoodleMac 1/13
Press Releases
  • "Free Mac Security Course and E-Book Released" prMac 9:17 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Why Amazon's Echo is totally dominating -- and what Google, Microsoft, and Apple have to do to catch up" Business Insider 12:32 PM
  • "Early photos of life at Apple with Steve Jobs, from the company's first few employees" Business Insider 7:59 AM
  • "Report: Foxconn LCD Plant In United States Still A Possibility" Redmond Pie 9:57 AM
  • "Apple tries to prove your AirPods won't fall out" CNET 7:47 PM
  • "Apple shares two new AirPods ads highlighting W1 pairing & Siri support" 9to5Mac 12:39 PM
  • "New Apple Ads: 'Siri', 'Pairing,' 'Notes' and 'Stroll' [Video] RazorianFly 8:06 PM
  • "Apple kicks off AirPods TV campaign despite limited availability" The Verge 3:25 PM
  • "New fitness-focused Apple Watch ad challenges you to close your Activity rings" iDownload Blog 1:25 PM
  • "Apple Watch Series 2 ad gets you to dance, run, ROCK!" iMore 1:25 PM
  • "Putting the 'Port' in Portal: Old-school fan brings game to Apple II" The Register 7:50 AM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung Lawsuit Over iPhone Design Officially Reopened" MacRumors 1/13
  • "US appeals court reopens Apple v. Samsung iPhone design suit in wake of Supreme Court ruling" AppleInsider 1/13
  • "Apple's iPhone Design Lawsuit Against Samsung Reopened" Redmond Pie 1/13
  • "How wearables knew this researcher was sick long before he did" GeekWire 1/13
  • "Wearable Tech May Know You're About To Get Sick" Digital Trends 1/13
  • "Early Apple AirPods Sales Are Huge Despite Supply Constraints" AppAdvice 1/13
  • "Top Apps of 2016: Spotify, Line, and Netflix Led the Year's Biggest Earners" SensorTower 1/13
  • "Apple Music to sponsor 'Carpool Karaoke' episodes, will feature Metallica, Ariana Grande, other artists" O'Grady's PowerPage 1/13
  • "Foxconn-Sharp considering LCD plant in US: Plans 'on the table' in response to Trump's 'Make in America' call" Nikkei 1/13
  • "Apple suppliers Foxconn, Sharp, TSMC all weigh building manufacturing plants in USA" AppleInsider 1/13
  • "Cellebrite, the firm that helped FBI hack iPhone 5C, hit by data breach" V3 1/13
  • "Apple Music rival Pandora cuts 7% of US staff despite upturn in subscribers" AppleInsider 1/13
  • "Today in Apple history: Bill Gates quits as Microsoft CEO" Cult of Mac 1/13
Non-Apple News
  • "Sticker shock, and maybe nausea, hamper sales of virtual reality gear" New York Times 8:37 PM
  • "WhatsApp Denies Allegations That It Left Backdoor Open For Government Snooping" HotHardware 3:47 PM
  • "A Chinese regulator is ordering app stores to register with the government" The Verge 3:12 PM
  • "Amazon Echo Continues AI Domination Into 2017" Digital Trends 1:46 PM
  • "5 things Google's Pixel phone can do that the iPhone can't" [Video] Business Insider 12:39 PM
  • "Nvidia's leaked Shield Portable is the Switch competitor we may never see" The Verge 12:06 PM
  • "Bus Drivers Working Alongside Silicon Valley Millionaires Struggle to Afford Rent, Some Sleep in Cars" WBAL News Radio 1090 1/13
  • "Android co-founder Andy Rubin hopes to reinvent the smartphone — again: His startup, Essential, is working on a phone as well as smart-home gear." Recode 1/13
  • "Outgoing FCC chief Tom Wheeler offers final defense of net neutrality" The Verge 1/13
  • "Google RAISR Intelligently Makes Low-Res Images High Quality" PC Magazine 1/13
  • "Behold what could be the world's first clear view of the Galaxy S8 edge" BGR 1/13
  • "The best way to put Alexa in every room of your house" BGR 1/13
  • "Xiaomi: The 'Apple of China' admits it grew too quickly - Jan. 13, 2017" CNNMoney 1/13
  • "Nintendo will have a Switch app to help with parental controls" Engadget 1/13
  • "Nintendo disappoints with $299 price for new Switch console" Reuters 1/13
  • "Nintendo Switch specs are official: All the nitty-gritty details" BGR 1/13
  • "Backdoor in WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption leaves messages open to interception" BetaNews 1/13
  • "Consumer Reports Loves the Mac Again, Bigger Apple TV Apps -TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-13" The Mac Observer 1/13
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 10 years of iPhone, CES, and more" AppleInsider 1/13
  • "A New Year, A New Podcast: The AppAdvice Weekly Podcast Episode 01" Apple'n'Apps 1/13
  • "iPhone 8 rumored to feature better waterproofing than iPhone 7, tout IP68 rating" 9to5Mac 12:16 PM
  • "Pixel won't sync with MacBook? Outdated Google software is to blame" phoneArena 12:29 PM
  • "[Exclusive] Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 to feature highest-level water resistance" The Investor 1/13
  • "Apple's 'iPhone 8' to gain tougher IP68 water and dust resistance - report" AppleInsider 1/13
  • "Next iPhone Said to Have Even Better IP68-Rated Water Resistance" MacRumors 1/13
  • "After Apple's software patch, Consumer Reports now recommends the new MacBook Pro" BetaNews 1/13
  • "10 New Apple Technologies Introduced in 2016" Apple Must 1/13
  • "Apple TV Apps Are About to get More Compelling Thanks to Less Restrictive File Sizes" The Mac Observer 1/13
  • "Beta 4 of iOS 10.2.1 and MacOS Sierra 10.2.3 Released for Testing" OS X Daily 1/13
  • "How to fix crackly audio with AirPods or Beats Solo3 headphones" iDownload Blog 1/13
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/13
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/13
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/13

  • "12 iPhone reviews in 3 minutes for its 10th anniversary" Engadget 9:56 AM
  • "M&D's wireless MW50 headphones aren't perfect, but they sound great" Engadget 3:04 PM
  • "DBrand vs. SlickWraps vs. Decal Girl – iPhone 7 skin comparison" Mobile Reviews Eh 11:11 AM
  • "Apple Sets a Baseline for Hardware in 2017 With the AirPods" Macdrifter 1/13
  • "AirPods are Apple's most Apple-like product in years" Quartz 1/13
  • "Boosting GPU Performance of the 'late 2016' MacBook Pro using a GPU Expander" Bare Feats 1/13
  • "Intel SSD DC P3520 Series NVMe PCIe Enterprise Solid State Drive Review" HotHardware 1/13
  • "Review: Joli's handmade leather sleeve is a pricey but well-made choice for MacBook Pro users" 9to5Mac 1/13
  • "Macgo Blu-Ray Player, OWC drive lets you play Blu-Ray movies on your Mac" Apple World Today 1/13
  • "Mavic Pro: The coolest gadget since the original iPhone [Reviews] Cult of Mac 1/13
  • "Review: Dreampad, the Bluetooth pillow speaker with impressive tech but limited application" 9to5Mac 1/13
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "SteamWorld Heist's tactical action might steal all of your free time: Command a crew of robot space pirates in this gripping, strategic combat affair." Macworld 7:56 AM
  • "WatchPlayer: Play podcast episodes directly from the Apple Watch speaker [Video] 9to5Mac 1/13
  • "3 iOS apps for learning to code in bite-size lessons: Learning to code, or improving your skills, is a great New Year's resolution. Here are three iOS apps to help you make good on your promise." TechRepublic 1/13
  • "Glimpse is an Apple Watch app news addicts will love (with reservations)" iDownload Blog 1/13
  • "Milkmaid of the Milky Way: A cute adventure game that's out of this world!" iMore 1/13
  • "How to Turn Off Autoplay Videos on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram" Digital Trends 3:43 PM
  • "How to replace a broken screen on an iPhone SE" iMore 11:11 AM
  • "Super Mario Run: Complete Game Guide" iMore 9:57 AM
  • "How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows 10 PC" OS X Daily 1/13
  • "How to customize Podcasts on iPhone and iPad" iMore 1/13
  • "How To Find Your Phone Number on iPhone, iOS" Apple Must 10:54 AM
  • "This trick lets you find who a lost iPhone belongs to" Business Insider 8:17 AM
  • "How to turn on Siri for third-party apps in iOS 10" AppleInsider 1/13
  • "10 Years Ago, Apple's iPhone Changed Our Lives Forever" Forbes 9:20 PM
  • "A Hacker Just Proved That Apple May Have Been Right About the F.B.I."  Vanity Fair 9:56 AM
  • "All is fail: Apple doom only comes in extra large" Macworld 7:55 AM
  • "Cassandra: Weekend Review -Doom, Gloom and Deckard's Zoom Machine" eXtensions 7:45 AM
  • "Apple is here to stay, for the time being" TechnoBuffalo 1/13
  • "Pro Photography on a Budget: Can you make more money shooting with your iPhone than your DSLR camera?" iMore 1/13
  • "iPhone apps should be sold outside App Store, lawsuit argues" Mashable 1/13
  • "Why should you back up your device?" iMore 1/13
  • "U.S. Appeals Court Allows Group to Sue Apple Over App Store 'Monopoly'" Daring Fireball 1/13
  • "The Math To Prove Apple's Demise" Mac360 1/13
  • "Confirm Or Deny: Fun With Apple" Mac360 1/13
  • "Apple's New Plan: 'If You Can't Beat 'em, Join 'em" TeraTalks 1/13
  • "With Finie, Apple's Siri could transform banking" Computerworld 1/13
  • "Mac Pro 2 Concept Takes 'Trashcan' Mac Pro and Expands it, Literally" AppAdvice 1/13
  • "Apple's obsessive secrecy may have driven out Swift's creator" Cult of Mac 1/13
  • "Apple's culture of secrecy wore down Swift creator & Xcode lead Chris Lattner, say friends" 9to5Mac 1/13
  • "Sonos needs voice control, and not just Alexa: Jason Snell's current favorite speaker needs to take steps to avoid becoming as obsolete as his last favorite speaker." Macworld 1/13
  • "Why We Should Care about the Consumer Reports MacBook Pro Rating" TidBITS 1/13
  • "Consumer Reports changes its tune, now recommends MacBook Pro" Apple Must 1/13
  • "Hulu Is Cutting The Cord On Entertainment: But Are We Ready Yet?" Forbes 8:07 PM
  • "The Glass Half Full Case For The Nintendo Switch" Forbes 11:36 AM
  • "Oh, Get Over It! Talking To Ai Is No Weirder Than Talking To Your Dog" Digital Trends 8:01 AM
  • "Why I'm Worried The Nintendo Switch Is Just Another Wii U" Forbes 1/13
  • "The Inside Story of Google's Daydream, Where VR Feels Like Home" Wired 1/13
  • "Is Watching a Movie on a Phone Really So Bad?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/13
  • "What Was the Last Gadget Standing at CES 2017?" PC Magazine 1/13
  • "Is a Chromebook the right computer for me?" Recode 1/13
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Learn Up to 14 New Languages with Babbel, the Language App" Digital Trends 2:03 PM
  • "Install an inexpensive USB-C PCI-E card in a Mac Pro for full USB 3.1 data transfer speeds" AppleInsider 7:57 AM
  • "Spigen's Ultra Hybrid 2 for iPhone 7/7 Plus shows off the black/jet black iPhone w/ new premium finishes" 9to5Mac 1/13
  • "Cartella Slim Cases Put The 'Book' Back Into 2016 MacBook Pro" MacPrices 1/13
  • "Korg's powerful iOS Gadget music production app is coming to the Mac w/ full DAW support" 9to5Mac 1/13
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft HoloLens Is Winning The Reality Wars" Forbes 7:47 PM
  • "Microsoft buys Canadian AI startup Maluuba" AFP Relax News 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Game Mode Performance Gains, Xbox One Beam Streaming How-To" HotHardware 3:47 PM
  • "Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Has A Serious Problem" Forbes 7:49 PM
  • "Will Intel Raise Its Dividend in 2017? The chipmaker has done a good job of increasing its dividends over time, but will it keep doing so this year?" The Motley Fool 9:57 AM
  • "Many Intel-based PCs Could Be Hacked Via USB 3.0, Debugging Interface" Digital Trends 9:57 AM
  • "Amazon wants government permission to run mystery wireless tests in rural Washington" Business Insider 10:57 AM
  • "For these Microsoft workers charged with verifying images of child porn, the strain is too much" Quartz 1/13
  • "Microsoft staff sue over being force to watch smut" TechEye 1/13
  • "Microsoft slates end to security bulletins in February: Plans to replace detailed descriptions with online database; promises no cutbacks in information" Computerworld 1/13
  • "Microsoft details tweaks to its Windows 7, 8.1 patch rollups" ZDNet 1/13
  • "Microsoft acquires Maluuba, a startup focused on general artificial intelligence" TechCrunch 1/13
  • "Microsoft affirms commitment to AI with acquisition of deep learning startup Maluuba" The Next Web 1/13
  • "Microsoft Acquires Maluuba for AI-Enabled 'Literate Machines'" eWeek 1/13
  • "Microsoft acquires artificial general intelligence startup Maluuba" Seeking Alpha 1/13
  • "Microsoft just bought an AI startup that can outperform Facebook and Google" The Verge 1/13
  • "Microsoft avoids Swiss legal battle with Windows 10 changes" The Stack 1/13
  • "Microsoft's new Windows 10 Game Mode will maximize gaming performance" The Verge 1/13
  • "The next Windows 10 update should make PC gaming better than ever" BGR 1/13
  • "US Government probe of HP's $11bn Autonomy deal could look at fresh targets" Cambridge News 1/13
  • "IBM Watson Commerce Adopted by Ernes to Boost Profitability" Zacks 1/13
  • "IBM Watson Commerce Adopted by Ernes to Boost Profitability" Zacks 1/13
  • "IBM Watson and FDA to explore blockchain for secure patient data exchange" TechCentral 1/13
  • "Will Earnings Squash Bull Market in IBM?" TheStreet 1/13
  • "Is Intel's HERE Investment a Jab at Alphabet?" Market Realist 1/13
  • "AMD's Ryzen CPU sort of gets a release date" ExtremeTech 1/13
  • "AMD's Ryzen CPU To Compete With Nvidia GTX 1080" TechFrag 1/13
  • "AMD Ryzen 2017 CPU line-up, specs, price point set for February big reveal; Quad-core versions threat to Intel" Yibada 1/13
  • "Dell kill their long-awaited 4K OLED monitor because of technical difficulties" PCGamesN 1/13
  • "Cisco: A Cloud Strategy for a Multicloud World" DABCC 1/13
  • "PC sales fall again despite new models and form factors: Gartner and IDC data paint similar picture" V3 1/13
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Not Clear It's Investible for Five-Year Periods, Says Bernstein" Barron's 1/13
  • "Trump-proposed corporate tax reform predicted to have minor positive impact on Apple EPS" AppleInsider 1/13
  • "AAPL Stock: Peter Thiel Delivers a Blunt Reality Check to Apple Inc." Profit Confidential 1/13
  • "UBS takes a deep dive into Apple's taxes under Trump" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1/13
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq ends at a fresh record, banks gain; Dow retreats from 20,000: J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo, Bank of America all rise after results" MarketWatch 1/13
  • "S&P 500 Rises on Strength in Financial Stocks, Dow Slips: The S&P 500 moves higher on Friday as financials benefit from better-than-expected earnings from Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase." TheStreet 1/13
  • "Stocks: Nasdaq hits high, but Dow retreats from 20,000 ... again" Associated Press 1/13
  • "Stocks Climb as U.S. Banks Start Reporting Earnings: U.S. financial stocks rose Friday, as the start of banks' earnings season reignited buying in the sector after its postelection rally had stalled." [Paid Membership Required] 1/13
  • "Asian markets close out the week mainly lower: Nikkei bucks trend, reverses large chunk of previous session's decline" MarketWatch 1/13
  • "Fiat rebound sends European stocks higher into the weekend: Drugmakers recover after Trump-related drop" MarketWatch 1/13

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