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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.

  • "No concessions for Apple, but govt to review mobile manufacturing policy to boost the sector"  The Economic Times 6:57 AM
  • "India to consider Apple request for investment incentives with 'open mind'" Reuters 7:57 AM
  • "India may have found creative way to offer local iPhone manufacturing incentives to Apple" 9to5Mac 6:57 AM
  • "Apple's Long term Success Could Depend Upon Next Week's Meeting In India" Forbes 7:05 AM
  • "iPhone turns 10: Why it's still the smartphone to beat/For the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, an IT pro reflects on some of the features that make Apple's innovative smartphone an epic success."  TechRepublic 7:23 AM
  • "Qualcomm sued by FTC for alleged anti-competitive practices" ["One accusation claims that Qualcomm in 2007 it got Apple to agree not to use Intel-backed WiMax, the original 4G system used on the Sprint network in the US."] V3 7:28 AM
  • "FTC alleges Qualcomm forced Apple into iPhone LTE chip deals" BGR 7:22 AM
  • "Former Apple engineer: Tim Cook made Apple a 'boring operations company'/There's less internal conflict inside Apple — and that's not necessarily a good thing, according to one former employee."  CNBC 7:25 AM
  • "Tim Cook's rise to fame in 90-seconds" Telegraph 7:21 AM
  • "GarageBand and Logic Pro X Music Apps Get Major Updates" ["GarageBand for iOS brings even more sophisticated music creation options to iPhone and iPad, while still remaining fun and easy to use. It features a redesigned sound browser that makes it faster than ever to explore Touch Instruments® and quickly find the exact sounds you're looking for. ... Logic Pro X includes advanced new features that make Logic an even stronger tool for audio production, giving musicians and audio engineers even more control over editing and mixing their music. The latest release features a new modern design that improves legibility in a variety of working environments."] Apple 12:07 PM
  • "GarageBand and Logic Pro X Music Apps Get Major Updates: Powerful New Features Support Music Makers from Enthusiasts to Pros" Business Wire 12:04 PM
  • "Apple releases GarageBand 2.2 for iOS w/ Alchemy synth, FX pane, refreshed design, Logic integration & more" 9to5Mac 12:08 PM
  • "7 new features in GarageBand Version 2.2 that you need to know about!" iMore 12:07 PM
  • "Apple launches Logic Pro X 10.3 w/ customizable Touch Bar, GarageBand/iCloud syncing, refreshed UI & top requested pro features" 9to5Mac 12:08 PM
  • "7 ways Logic Pro X 10.3 once again redefines modern music making on Mac" iMore 12:07 PM
  • "Apple hopes Logic Pro X support will make the MacBook Pro Touch Bar sing" CNET 12:15 PM
  • "Apple Introduces Essential GarageBand, Logic Pro X Updates" Apple Must 2:34 PM
  • "Apple's GarageBand and Logic Pro X get big updates including Touch Bar support" TechRadar UK 9:19 PM
  • "Malwarebytes discovers new 'Fruitfly' malware running antiquated code on macOS" 9to5Mac 9:51 AM
  • "'Ancient' Mac backdoor discovered that targets medical research firms" The Register 9:51 AM
  • "Logic Pro X 10.3 release notes: Learn about the Logic Pro X 10.3 update." Apple Support 9:18 PM
  • "About the security content of Logic Pro X 10.3: This document describes the security content of Logic Pro X 10.3." Apple Support 9:18 PM
  • "How to Switch From a Mac to a Windows PC Without Losing Your Data" Gizmodo 8:03 AM
  • "How to Highlight in Pages for Mac" OS X Daily 12:27 PM
  • "How to Use Albums and Smart Albums in Apple Photos" Envato Tuts+ 7:19 AM
  • "Yet Another New Mac App Launcher" Mac360 7:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "B-Eng introduces SSD Health Check for Mac OS" prMac 7:33 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Court rules against man who was forced to fingerprint-unlock his phone: Unlocking a phone like this 'is no more testimonial than furnishing a blood sample.'"  Ars Technica 2:38 PM
  • "MLG Takes On Apple In Class Action, Demands Texting And Driving Safeguards" PRNewswire 9:24 AM
  • "President-elect Trump says Apple's Cook wants to 'do something major' to build iPhones in USA" AppleInsider 10:31 AM
  • "Trump says Tim Cook has 'eyes open' on US-assembled iPhones, Apple wants to do 'something major'" 9to5Mac 2:35 PM
  • "Stanford will hand out 1,000 Apple Watches for new health program" Cult of Mac 7:20 AM
  • "Stanford University to hand up to 1,000 Apple Watch devices for new healthcare program" iDownload Blog 8:38 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Sales Set For Disappointing Decline" Forbes 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Palo Alto Store Temporarily Closed For Repairs After Burglary" Tech Times 9:25 AM
  • "iPhone message prank crashes phones with a single text" Telegraph 7:21 AM
  • "Simple text message crashes almost any iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:04 AM
  • "LTE-Broadcast has broad deployment models. What it doesn't have is the iPhone" The Register 7:18 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Remember Franklin's Apple II clone?" Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Netflix Profit Rises 56 Percent to $67 Million" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:17 PM
  • "In a Blow to Prosecutor, South Korean Court Blocks Arrest of Samsung Leader" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:25 PM
  • "Assange weasels out of pledge to surrender if Manning received clemency: WikiLeaks founder now says it's not good enough Manning will be released in May." Ars Technica 6:07 PM
  • "Google is doing a terrible job at shipping its Pixel smartphones" The Verge 6:39 PM
  • "Google Gives Google+ Some Nips and Tucks" TechNewsWorld 4:05 PM
  • "A cheap Android One phone could come to the US this year: Expect a $200 - $300 phone with two years of guaranteed software updates." Engadget 9:12 AM
  • "Mozilla's new logo is kinda ://: Who'd have thought crowdsourcing ideas would lead to something so ordinary?" Engadget 8:57 AM
  • "Mossberg: Lousy ads are ruining the online experience/But an alternative is elusive" The Verge 8:38 AM
  • "Samsung is going all-out to prevent the Galaxy S8 from Note 7-ing" BGR 6:39 PM
  • "Samsung may have 'leaked' its Galaxy S8, and boy does it look gorgeous" Mashable 7:38 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 7 recall refuseniks face new action" BBC 7:02 AM
  • "Thousands warned they may be victims of rogue webmaster" BBC 7:02 AM
  • "Artificial intelligence predicts when heart will fail" BBC 7:02 AM
  • "Samsung's new phablet looks impressive, but good luck getting one: The Galaxy C9 Pro has a 6-inch screen, 6GB of RAM and 16MP cameras on both its front and back. But it's only officially available in China." CNET 6:59 AM
  • "Podcast 542: They're always listening/Guest Jonathan Zdziarski talks about how to secure your data and communications in iOS and macOS." Macworld 3:07 PM
  • "205: People Don't Use The Weird Parts" ["Follow up: MacRumors talks with Lattner"] Accidental Tech Podcast 2:36 PM
  • "Episode 155: 'Before You Know It, You'll Be Photographing Your Food'" The Committed 7:22 AM
  • "Apple's next iPhone rumored to have facial recognition powered by a new 'laser sensor'" Business Insider 11:02 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Pencil 2 coming this spring with magnets to attach to iPad, plus pocket clip" AppleInsider 2:35 PM
  • "Apple Could Soon Announce An iPhone 6 Battery Replacement Program" AppAdvice 7:20 AM
  • "Apple's latest products add support for Japan's GPS successor QZSS" AppleInsider 2:37 PM
  • "Foxconn setting up Shenzhen facility to help Apple create gadget prototypes" iDownload Blog 10:34 AM
  • "The best thing to do if your iPhone 6/6s battery keeps dying at 30%" BGR 11:27 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM

  • "AirPods: Ushering in a Wireless Future" MacStories 10:30 AM
  • "Hands-on: Turbo charge your MacBook Pro graphics performance with the Akitio Node eGPU over Thunderbolt 3 [Video] 9to5Mac 3:07 PM
  • "Wacom's Bamboo Slate offers seamless digital archival of your analog ideas" The Next Web 9:17 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iBooks StoryTime is a fine Apple TV app for those who have children or grandchildren" Apple World Today 7:22 AM
  • "The backdoor that never was, and how to improve your security with WhatsApp" Macworld 6:58 AM
  • "Review: Prynt, the fun instant printer for the iPhone that brings Live Photos to life" 9to5Mac 9:25 AM
  • "How To Learn Almost Anything On A Mac, iPad, Or iPhone" TeraTalks 7:39 AM
  • "Photo Gallery: Using Alexa on Your iPhone, iPad, or Android Device | SuperSite for Windows" SuperSite for Windows 9:24 AM
  • "How to back up your Apple TV (Spoiler alert! You can't)" iMore 7:22 AM
  • "iPhone, Take a Message" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:06 AM
  • "Access Safari Passwords On Your iPhone" MacMost 9:41 AM
  • "7 iPhone Tips That Make You Look Smart" Apple Must 9:08 AM
  • "What Trump told Axios about Apple" Apple 3.0 2:44 PM
  • "iPhone 6S vs iPhone SE: What's different and which should you choose?" iMore 2:38 PM
  • "Questions to Ask About Apple's Foray Into Original Content" TheStreet 2:38 PM
  • "Laptop Market – Flight To Quality? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 2:34 PM
  • "Former iPhone engineer says Apple is no longer a 'dynamic change-maker'" BGR 11:17 AM
  • "Apple released its next big thing and nobody noticed" ["But when Apple introduced its new AirPods wireless EarPods back in September 2016, it also quietly took the lid off of the W1 chip, a little technology for improving Bluetooth audio that lays the groundwork for Apple's next big thing. It's already here, and it's going to make a big splash in the months and years to come."]  Business Insider 9:21 AM
  • "Here's the Apple iPhone 8 Concept You Need to See" AppAdvice 9:11 AM
  • "Will Apple's Next Great Thing Take Your Job?" NoodleMac 8:30 AM
  • "The Danger Of A New, New MacBook Pro" Mac360 8:30 AM
  • "Apple's Problem Competing Against Free" Mac360 8:29 AM
  • "Cowan: Apple's iPhone X still likely 'yuge'" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:03 AM
  • "Hey Siri, why don't you have an offline mode?"  Computerworld 7:15 AM
  • "AirPods wish list: 3 ways Apple can make its Bluetooth earphones even better/Apple's AirPods look a little funny, but Apple can improve more than just the design."  Macworld 6:57 AM
  • "PewDiePie walks back his anti-Semitic prank amid fallout" The Daily Dot 6:00 PM
  • "Why It's Still Worth Owning a Digital Camera" Time 10:30 AM
  • "The smartest watches are still mechanical" The Verge 7:54 AM
  • "How to Solve Twitter's Biggest Problems" PC Magazine 7:33 AM
  • "Asus ZenWatch 3 Review: For a smartwatch, it certainly could be smarter" Wired 7:03 AM
  • "Choosing between Google Photos or Google Drive for image backups" Greenbot 7:00 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Nintendo says new 'Fire Emblem Heroes' game coming to iPhone and iPadĀ 'soon'" 9to5Mac 6:07 PM
  • "Apple TV, iPhone, iPad gain ability to play Netflix movies directly in TV app" AppleInsider 2:37 PM
  • "IK Multimedia updates line of iOS/Mac recording devices w/ new iRig Pro I/O interface & Acoustic Stage pre-amp" 9to5Mac 2:35 PM
  • "Top Ranked Intimate Brands Continued to Outperform S&P and Fortune 500 Indices in Revenue and Profit Over Past 10 Years, According to MBLM's Brand Intimacy 2017 Report" [Apple #1] PRNewswire 10:31 AM
  • "Apple Music gains CBS Sports Radio for 24/7 streaming through dedicated channel for members" 9to5Mac 9:51 AM
  • "LiftMaster® Announces Launch Dates for Apple® HomeKit Compatibility" PRNewswire 9:24 AM
  • "Apple Pay picks up more card issuers in US, France & Australia" AppleInsider 11:58 AM
  • "Apple Pay expands to over a dozen more banks and credit unions around the US" 9to5Mac 9:12 AM
  • "Don't Leave It! for iOS - unique app that reminds you not to leave your location without bringing your personal items with you. Works even offline by using patent-pending algorithm." Layman Lab, Inc 8:01 AM
  • "Evernote for iOS ushers in new streamlined era for note-taking tool" BetaNews 7:26 AM
Computer Industry
  • "U.S. sues Oracle, alleges salary and hiring discrimination" Reuters 2:45 PM
  • "US alleges systemic employment discrimination at Oracle: Labor Department says the lawsuit could cost Oracle millions in federal contracts" IDG News Service 2:42 PM
  • "Department of Labor sues Oracle over discriminatory pay and hiring practices" TechCrunch 2:34 PM
  • "US sues Oracle, says it pays white men more than others" Associated Press 2:41 PM
  • "Oracle faces Labor Department lawsuit over job discrimination: It allegedly pays white men more, and favors Asian workers for technical roles." Engadget 8:01 PM
  • "Oracle's monster security update: 270 fixes and over 100 remotely exploitable flaws" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Oracle issues a whopping 270 security fixes" V3 8:57 AM
  • "Oracle patches raft of vulnerabilities in business applications" IDG News Service 10:30 AM
  • "US Army turns to IBM to build, manage private cloud data center: The deal marks the first time the Army has enlisted a private company to run a large-scale data center on its behalf within a military installation." ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "IBM Seals $62 Million Cloud Deal With U.S. Army" Investopedia 3:07 PM
  • "IBM scores cloud contract with U.S. Army that could be worth $62B" GeekWire 6:09 PM
  • "Microsoft Buys 3D Data Specialist Simplygon" Investopedia 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Acquires Simplygon 3D Virtual Reality Development Technology" eWeek 6:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Thinks Maluuba Can Teach Machines to Converse by Making Chat a Game" Wired 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft to double its Montreal AI R&D office and invest $7M in academic research" TechCrunch 9:12 AM
  • "Leaked Windows 10 build shows Creators Update is getting an ebook store" BetaNews 7:27 AM
  • "Microsoft to add ebook store to Windows 10" The Verge 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft is Building an E-Book Store for Windows 10" LAPTOP Magazine 10:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Has Added Another Advertisement Inside of Windows 10" Thurrott 6:00 PM
  • "Microsoft rolls out update to its Beam game-streaming platform" TechCrunch 6:01 PM
  • "Microsoft wants to make it easier to use Cortana during a phone call" Business Insider 7:38 AM
  • "Sony's PlayStation 4 Reportedly Outselling Microsoft Xbox One 2-to-1" HotHardware 5:05 PM
  • "Reports: PS4 is selling twice as well as Xbox One, overall/But Microsoft is still performing better than it did last generation." Ars Technica 5:06 PM
  • "HPE to buy SimpliVity for $650M to boost hyperconvergence: HPE will offer SimpliVity's server management tools in its DL380 servers but will keep VMware in other hyperconverged servers" IDG News Service 7:04 AM
  • "HPE acquires SimpliVity for $650m to strengthen hybrid IT position" V3 7:27 AM
  • "Hyper-convergered-ception: HPE swallows SimpliVity" The Register 7:18 AM
  • "AMD talks tough as it drums up support for 32-core Zen server chip" IDG News Service 2:42 PM
  • "Cisco sets out networking stall for SMBs" The Register 7:18 AM
  • "Cisco's Chambers sees Trump presidency good for U.S. business: Executive chairman, speaking on the sidelines at Davos, says give Trump time" MarketWatch 7:40 AM
  • "Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins speaks on Trump Tower tech meeting" Business Insider 7:37 AM
  • "Researchers create memory chips that store and process data" Computerworld 7:04 AM
  • "Alexa Is Conquering the World. Now Amazon's Real Challenge Begins" Wired 7:03 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple stock hits 14-month high, its highest price since 2015" iDownload Blog 2:42 PM
  • "Apple's Stock Reaches Highest Price Since 2015" MacRumors 11:43 AM
  • "Cramer's Stop Trading: AAPL" [Video Report] CNBC 9:25 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks under pressure as retail picture darkens: Target, Kohls, Wal-Mart and J.C. Penney tumble" MarketWatch 2:48 PM
  • "Stocks Hold Mixed as Fed's Yellen Forecasts Series of Rate Hikes: Stocks hold mixed on Wednesday afternoon as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen caps off a day filled with interest rate speculation." TheStreet 2:48 PM
  • "The Dow Slips, Dragged Down by Goldman Sachs, UnitedHealth" Reuters 4:05 PM
  • "Dow Slides, Weighed Down by Goldman, UnitedHealth: Investors remaining cautious ahead of Trump's inauguration on Friday" [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
  • "Asian stocks close mixed as investors warily await Trump: Japan financials slide; Hang Seng breaches 23,000 mark" MarketWatch 8:00 AM
  • "European stocks wander as corporate updates come into focus: German inflation rises to highest since 2013" MarketWatch 8:00 AM

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