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Weekend Highlights: Financial Times interviews Jony Ives on the new Apple Watch, responsibilities of big tech firms; analyst thinks Apple could hit $1.5 trillion; Apple riles consumer group in China over recent breach of some customers' Apple IDs; WSJ's Joanna Stern laments the walls around iMessage; Uniloc back in Apple's face with FaceTime lawsuit; Ars Technica reviews Mac browser Vivaldi; what to expect with FCPX 10.5?; iPhone XR available, selling quickly—more in our General Interest section; the plot thickens...will iPad Pro go USB-C? Apple releases USB-C Apple Watch charger; a couple employees of Loup Ventures went phone-less, using only Apple Watches.

  • "Apple Said to Be Near Deal to Manufacture Products in India: The iPhone maker is requesting tax and tariff exemptions" [Paid Membership Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Apple Close to Signing Deal With Indian Government" Investopedia 7:28 AM
  • "Apple says dialogue with India on local expansion plans was 'constructive'" Reuters 6:40 AM
  • "Apple plans for manufacturing in India gain momentum" IDG News Service 8:13 AM
  • "Apple sues Qualcomm in Beijing seeking 1 billion yuan" Reuters 1:41 PM
  • "Apple Sues Qualcomm in China: Two lawsuits make similar claims to one filed in U.S. last week challenging chip supplier's licensing practices" [Paid Membership Required] 3:22 PM
  • "Apple takes patent battle with Qualcomm to China: Qualcomm allegedly denied Apple access to certain patents" IDG News Service 1:52 PM
  • "Qualcomm Comments on Apple's Lawsuits in China" PRNewswire 1:55 PM
  • "Qualcomm Messed With the Wrong Customer: Did Qualcomm really expect Apple to never retaliate?" The Motley Fool 3:21 PM
  • "Qualcomm reaffirms it will continue to supply Apple during its legal dispute" TechCrunch 5:24 PM
  • "Qualcomm CEO slams Apple for 'without merit' lawsuits: The arguments over licensing exploded into public view last week" IDG News Service 7:24 PM
  • "Qualcomm accuses Apple of money-grabbing, confirms chip supply will continue despite lawsuits" AppleInsider 8:27 PM
  • "Apple sued by injured driver after accident involving texting and driving"  CNET 6:55 AM
  • "Why Trying to Upstage Apple could be Dangerous"  Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:00 AM
  • "MacPaw's Setapp service offers a suite of Mac software for a monthly fee: MacPaw's new subscription service is intended to be an alternative to the Mac App Store, to benefit developers and consumers alike." Macworld 7:27 AM
  • "New Mac App Subscription Service 'Setapp' Offers 60 Mac Apps for $9.99 Per Month" MacRumors 7:26 AM
  • "Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 22 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements" MacRumors 1:42 PM
  • "Apple updates Safari Technology Preview with minor improvements" AppleInsider 7:07 PM
  • "Apple is finally bringing its anti-insomnia 'Night Shift' mode to MacBooks and Macs" Business Insider 7:31 AM
  • "Month in Review: Apple Security in January 2017" Intego 1:42 PM
  • "Hands on with Setapp: Getting started with the Netflix of Mac apps/MacPaw's bold subscription-based app marketplace offers an easy way to discover a variety of curated apps and utilities." Macworld 1:42 PM
  • "How to Painlessly Run Windows on Your Mac" Gizmodo 8:00 AM
  • "How to enable Night Shift for Mac and how it works on macOS 10.12.4 [Video] 9to5Mac 11:15 AM
  • "How to stop the Mac's mouse being annoying" Mac Kung Fu 1:41 PM
  • "Prevent silly mistakes by modifying keyboard shortcuts" The Robservatory 1:41 PM
  • "How to Record a Movie Directly Into iMovie on Mac" OS X Daily 1:41 PM
  • "How to move your Mac user folder to a separate drive from the boot drive" iDownload Blog 6:37 AM
  • "Copying Maps Images To Keynote and Pages" MacMost 10:38 AM
  • "How do I colorize an image in Photoshop?" O'Reilly 6:57 AM
  • "The Better Than Photos Photo Browser" Mac 360 8:24 AM
  • "The Value Of Encryption Backdoors" NoodleMac 8:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "Wine 2.0 released with improvements to running Windows apps on macOS" 9to5Mac 8:26 PM
  • "Google Chrome 56 Browser Timer To Throttle Resource Hogging Background Pages" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Wine 2.0 is here -- run Windows software on Linux and macOS" BetaNews 3:22 PM
  • "Wine 2.0 helps PC games, Office 2013, and other Windows apps run on Linux PCs and Macs: Wine 2.0 is finally here, and with it new features, and a new development release schedule for Wine." Macworld 10:44 AM
  • "Khronos Places OpenGL and OpenGL ES Conformance Tests into Open Source" Architosh 9:29 AM
  • "IGG Software Announces New Mac Personal Financial Manager - Banktivity 6" prMac 6:37 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Dropcam's Greg Duffy Joins Apple" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1:35 PM
  • "Dropcam founder and Nest executive Greg Duffy is heading to Apple" Recode 3:41 PM
  • "Dropcam Co-Founder Greg Duffy Joins Apple" MacRumors 2:36 PM
  • "Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy reportedly joins Apple in undisclosed role" AppleInsider 5:21 PM
  • "NV Energy Announces Solar Agreement with Apple: NV Energy and Apple announced today they have reached an agreement to build 200 megawatts of additional solar energy in Nevada by early 2019. The projects will support Apple's renewable energy needs for its Reno data center."  PRNewswire 1:54 PM
  • "Apple to build 200MW solar farm to power data center" Computerworld 3:41 PM
  • "Apple hires Dropcam co-founder who reportedly called Tony Fadell a 'tyrant bureaucrat'" 9to5Mac 3:41 PM
  • "Apple is being sued over a sample in a Jamie xx song in an iPhone commercial" The Verge 1:41 PM
  • "The iPhone Is The Expensive Phone Of Choice In India, But Android Phones Are Still Crushing It" Digital Trends 6:33 AM
  • "Apple Resellers and Service Providers Speak Out Following Simply Mac Closures" MacRumors 8:41 AM
  • "These are the stores where the most people use their iPhone to pay" Business Insider 8:14 AM
  • "Apple to allow developers to respond to App Store reviews" BetaNews 6:37 AM
  • "Apple is fixing App Store reviews at last" The Next Web 7:24 AM
  • "Maker Of iPhone Breathalyzer Issues Full Refunds To Customers Over False Advertising" Digital Trends 8:45 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 7 is being hardened to handle military-grade secrets: iPhone chosen over a Android handset to be turned into 'dual-persona' device that can be used to discuss confidential matters." TechRepublic 9:21 AM
  • "Apple tops Taiwan's smartphone sales for 4th straight month" Focus Taiwan 8:19 AM
  • "Apple switching website typeface from Myriad to San Francisco" iDownload Blog 7:03 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' rise to fame in 90 seconds" Telegraph 7:06 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Sun Microsystems almost buys Apple" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Says Battery Manufacturing Flaws Caused Galaxy Note7 Fires" eWeek 6:02 PM
  • "Firefox, Chrome start calling HTTP connections insecure" Ars Technica 5:20 PM
  • "Trump reportedly still using unsecured phone, since nothing matters anymore" Mashable 3:48 PM
  • "Facebook Is Tweaking Its Trending Product To Keep Fake News Out" BuzzFeed 1:35 PM
  • "Saudi Arabia warns of new crippling cyberattack" CNNMoney 11:28 AM
  • "Thousands of College Kids Are Powering a Clickbait Empire" Backchannel 10:52 AM
  • "Dropbox bug sends years-old deleted files back to user accounts: A recently discovered bug affecting cloud company Dropbox resulted in data that was supposedly deleted years ago being restored back to user accounts." TechRepublic 9:45 AM
  • "Google Adds Japanese To Its Live Camera Translation Feature Within Google Translate" Digital Trends 10:30 AM
  • "Google has banned 200 publishers in the three months since it passed a new policy against fake news" Recode 8:43 AM
  • "These sinister noises could hijack your phone through voice commands"  The Next Web 8:19 AM
  • "Amazon wants to skip to the end of EU's e-book antitrust case" Ars Technica 7:55 AM
  • "Cox pushes data caps and more fees to several new states" BGR 7:43 AM
  • "Internet provider Cox has expanded its home broadband data caps and overage fees"  The Verge 7:43 AM
  • "Jawbone users are furious about the lack of customer support" The Verge 7:39 AM
  • "2016 Mac Sales, Developers and App Store Reviews - TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-25" The Mac Observer 3:21 PM
  • "Clockwise #173: Old Tech Dies Hard" Six Colors 1:41 PM
  • "Apple might be censoring LG UltraFine 5K display's reviews due to poor ratings"  Mashable 9:30 AM
  • "Apple Appears To Be Censoring Reviews Of 5K Display Performance With macOS" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Japan Display Joins Flexible-Screen Battle With Bendier LCD: Apple supplier replaces a glass layer with plastic to compete with organic LED technology" [Paid Membership Required] 6:53 AM
  • "Apple considering flexible LCD Japan Display tech for 'possible future' iPhones" 9to5Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 10.3 is a very, very, important upgrade" Computerworld 6:28 AM
  • "iOS 10.3 brings support for Verizon Wi-Fi Calling on other iCloud-connected devices" iDownload Blog 10:30 AM
  • "iOS 10.3 Enables Verizon Wi-Fi Calling On Other Devices" Redmond Pie 11:47 AM
  • "iOS 10.3 beta released to developers, offers ability to respond to app reviews" V3 7:01 AM
  • "Apple Silences Critics With Find My AirPod Feature Inside iOS 10.3" Apple Must 6:27 AM
  • "Apple Will Soon Help You Find Lost AirPods, It Could Do Even More" Forbes 6:29 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 10.3 brings cricket support for Siri and a way to find your lost AirPods" Mashable 7:25 AM
  • "Additional Details on the New App Store Review Features" Daring Fireball 6:59 AM
  • "Apple's brand new iOS update still doesn't fix the iPhone battery bug driving people insane" BGR 9:45 AM
  • "iOS 10.2.1 fails to fix annoying iPhone battery bug" Cult of Mac 11:28 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM

  • "Synology DS416play review: A phenomenal NAS server for small business or home/If you don't need any of macOS Server's Apple-specific features, the DS416play is an excellent way to share files." Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "Synology RT2600ac is a top-of-the-line, feature-packed router" Apple World Today 7:39 AM
  • "Hands-on: Incase Nylon Nato and Leather bands for Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 3:58 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-On With iOS 10.3's New 'Find My AirPods' Feature" MacRumors 3:41 PM
  • "Everything new in iOS 10.3: Hidden keyboard, AirPods finder and more" Cult of Mac 1:42 PM
  • "'Super Gridland' Review - A Set of Matching Swords" Touch Arcade 10:44 AM
  • "How to remove credit card information from your iPhone" iDownload Blog 7:25 AM
  • "Dumping a Bad App? Tips for a Painless Breakup" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:03 AM
  • "Fighting iPhone Battery Life Blues" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:32 AM
  • "Is Apple Still Innovative?" Quora 2:22 PM
  • "Are AirPods fashionable?" The Verge 1:42 PM
  • "What's next for AirPods? How Apple could make the best cord-free earbuds even better" 9to5Mac 1:41 PM
  • "Apple censoring reviews of LG UltraFine 5K display due to poor ratings?" ["Tim Cook's decision to stop producing Apple-braded displays and back these LG UltraUgly displays instead was a stroke of shortsighted stupidity."] MacDailyNews 10:38 AM
  • "How Technology Will Solve All Our Ills" Mac 360 9:18 AM
  • "Mossberg: What's up with Firefox, the browser that time forgot?" The Verge 8:14 AM
  • "The PC gaming hardware market is growing; it's time for Apple to take Mac gaming seriously" Apple World Today 7:41 AM
  • "Why the iPhone doesn't need a new 'Theater Mode': Will movie theaters become iPhone-friendly zones?" Macworld 7:28 AM
  • "It's still really hard not to be Apple or Samsung" BGR 7:24 AM
  • "Cult of Mac Peddling Crapware and Promoting Piracy" Kirkville 6:57 AM
  • "Reality Bites: Learning The Future Of V.R. At Sundance" The New Yorker 6:15 PM
  • "7 Lies You Shouldn't Tell the People Fixing Your Computer" Gizmodo 2:36 PM
  • "Mobile ad-blocking will get out of control in 2017" BetaNews 8:28 AM
  • "The Computer To Use In Schools" Mac360 8:23 AM
  • "I Want To Like This Android Idea" TeraTalks 8:22 AM
  • "Nvidia or AMD: Who makes the best budget graphics card?" Ars Technica 8:00 AM
  • "How tech has forever altered vacation time" The Next Web 7:37 AM
  • "Mingis on Tech: 'Alexa, what's in the news?'" Computerworld 7:36 AM
  • "Nvidia Shield (2017) review" CNET 7:33 AM
  • "Will Wireless ever Replace Broadband?" Tech.pinions 7:00 AM
  • "The slippery slope of Bluetooth trackers" The Verge 6:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Maps for iOS gets real-time 'Popular Times' in latest update" AppleInsider 9:33 PM
  • "Google Maps for iOS updated w/ 'Popular Times' feature for tracking how busy a place is in real-time" 9to5Mac 9:12 PM
  • "plasq Debuts Comic Draw – The Full-Featured Comic Creation App for iPad" MacTrast 5:24 PM
  • "This tiny drone doubles as a thick iPhone case" Cult of Mac 3:41 PM
  • "iOS 10.2 Yalu beta jailbreak source code released" iDownload Blog 2:37 PM
  • "HOOPS Communicator 2017 Improves Performance—Advances 3D Web Visualization" Architosh 9:29 AM
  • "Come Play Mahjong at the Mahjong Resort Paradise" prMac 6:37 AM
  • "PaperSpan Introduces Read It Later app for iOS" prMac 6:35 AM
  • "MessageTrack for iOS & Mac: a fully featured corporate messenger with enhanced security and data control" Connector73 6:25 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft wins another round in major cloud data access case against DoJ" V3 7:00 AM
  • "Microsoft victory in overseas data privacy case stands" AFP 6:52 AM
  • "Microsoft partners with Trimble, University of Cambridge to make HoloLens a better tool for the construction industry" TechCrunch 6:53 AM
  • "Microsoft: Brexit won't make us pull business in UK" Telegraph 7:06 AM
  • "Microsoft dismisses UK staffer's comments that Brexit could alter its UK data centre plans" V3 8:26 AM
  • "30,000 Microsoft Band Users Help Researchers Show the Harmful Effects of the Lack of Sleep | Microsoft Band content from SuperSite for Windows" SuperSite for Windows 3:40 PM
  • "Startup uses Microsoft technology to translate text messages in real-time for world leaders at Davos" GeekWire 11:03 AM
  • "Microsoft is making it easier for the Thai government to break web encryption: Microsoft is the only major tech company to trust Thailand's national root certificate by default, report says" The Verge 7:10 PM
  • "HP Recalls Over 100,000 Laptop Batteries Due to Fire Hazard" LAPTOP Magazine 8:28 AM
  • "HP recalls 101,000 laptop batteries due to fire concerns" Engadget 8:59 AM
  • "HP recalls 101,000 laptop batteries over fire concerns" The Verge 11:03 AM
  • "HPI Has Samsung-like Problem: Overheating Notebook Batteries" eWeek 8:26 PM
  • "Cutting Hewlett-Packard Labs down to size" The Register 7:37 AM
  • "HPE buying SimpliVity is like a 'unicorn barbecue' - HCI man" The Register 7:37 AM
  • "IBM old guard dropping like flies in POWER and cloud restructure" The Register 11:11 AM
  • "Dell education laptops go both ways: Windows or Chrome" CNET 6:55 AM
  • "Dell unveils 2-in-1 Latitude and Chromebook laptops for schools" Engadget 6:55 AM
  • "Dell now has a Chromebook with a stylus too" The Verge 7:40 AM
  • "Dell's Rugged Chromebooks for Schools Arrive Feb. 7" PC Magazine 11:47 AM
  • "Dell Unveils Laptops, Chromebooks and 2-in-1s for Students" LAPTOP Magazine 6:57 AM
  • "Dell Launches 86- And 55-inch 4K Interactive Touch Monitors For Education And Business" HotHardware 5:13 PM
  • "Intel Corporation Thinks It Can Catch Up to Qualcomm, Inc. in Modems" The Motley Fool 2:22 PM
  • "Cisco Pays High Price for Small Diversification: Buying AppDynamics shows the big price Cisco will pay to diversify its business" [Paid Membership Required] 1:36 PM
  • "Cisco's Secretive AppDynamics Deal May Pave Way for Unicorns" Bloomberg 1:36 PM
  • "Cisco to buy AppDynamics for $3.7 billion in growth push" Reuters 6:39 AM
  • "In growth gamble, Cisco to buy AppDynamics for $3.7 billion" Ars Technica 8:20 AM
  • "Cisco-AppDynamics $3.7 billion deal all about the data" TechCrunch 11:03 AM
  • "Cisco buys AppDynamics for $3.7bn" V3 6:39 AM
  • "Cisco Pays Hefty Premium for AppDynamics" Morningstar 2:35 PM
  • "Cisco Just Added a Huge Piece to Its Software-Driven Transformation Strategy" TheStreet 2:35 PM
  • "Cisco Systems: unicornivore" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:52 AM
  • "Cisco's Latest Buy Highlights Hybrid IT Dominance" Investopedia 10:43 AM
  • "Cisco: We know what you all want – a $10,000 70in whiteboard with a $190/mo cloud sub" The Register 7:37 AM
  • "Cisco CEO: Excited, Optimistic, Hopeful on Tax Reform" Bloomberg 10:43 AM
  • "New Cisco 55-Inch Spark Board Enlivens Online Meetings, Presentations" eWeek 6:02 PM
  • "Oracle grasses up Google to Brussels over user 'super profiles'" The Register 7:37 AM
  • "SAP aims to pull Europe out of 'digital recession'" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:52 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Alternative Facts? Apple, Inc. Gets a Strange Downgrade: Barclays downgraded Apple stock, arguing that consumer interest in having the latest and greatest phones is fading. But that may be a false premise." The Motley Fool 10:30 AM
  • "Apple Price Levels to Watch After Earnings" Investopedia 10:31 AM
  • "Apple shares are doing something very unusual" CNBC 7:41 AM
  • "Will the iPhone 7 Impact Apple's Gross Margins?" Market Realist 7:28 AM
  • "Tim Cook sells $7.2M worth of AAPL shares this month, as scheduled back in 2015" 9to5Mac 6:34 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow closes above 20,000 milestone as stocks notch records: Boeing climbs after upbeat earnings" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Dow Sets New Record After Smashing Through 20,000 Milestone" TheStreet 3:56 PM
  • "Dow hits all-time high, cracks 20,000 for the first time ever" USA Today 11:00 AM
  • "As Dow Breaks Through 20K, Wall Street Fear Fades" FOXBusiness 3:55 PM
  • "Dow Closes Above 20000 for First Time: The index has soared since Election Day, buoyed by bets that Trump will pursue tax cuts, regulatory rollbacks and infrastructure spending" [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Japan's Nikkei jumps as Asian stocks tick upward: Mining gains boost Australia's market, China up ahead of holiday" MarketWatch 8:16 AM
  • "Banks propel European stocks to 12-day high after Santander earnings: German business confidence survey misses forecasts" MarketWatch 8:16 AM

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