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Monday Highlights: Apple buys Asaii, a firm specializing in music analytics and finding the next big artist; Jonny Evans breaks down the list of Apple acquisitions since repatriating cash to the US; Apple calls Australian encryption laws "dangerous"; analytics, app trials among issues causing developers to leave Mac App Store; Apple Gazette feature helps you make your Mac night-friendly; AppleInsider article looks at the John Sculley era at Apple; surgeons monitoring patients recovering from hip and knee replacements via Apple Watch; and Apple donating 1,000 Apple Watches for eating disorder study; Palm is back! And very small!; VoiceOver iOS vulnerability found; Macworld has a look at using game console controllers to play games on Mac.

  • "Apple will post iPhone sales gains next week, ending a 9-month slump: Financial analysts forecast sales of 75-80M, and an average year-over-year increase of 3.4%"  Computerworld 12:32 PM
  • "Apple's IPhone Sales Set to Rebound, But for How Long?"  Bloomberg 7:01 AM
  • "What to expect from Apple's Q4 2016 earnings call next week: Every three months, Apple reports on what just happened, and gives guidance for what's coming next."  Macworld 6:35 AM
  • "Apple Earnings Preview: Is Growth Story Stalling?" Bloomberg Video 10:25 AM
  • "Apple iPhone Price Under Pressure as Buyers Seek Cheaper Devices"  Bloomberg 12:39 PM
  • "How Apple vs. Qualcomm Fits Business Strategy" Investopedia 3:42 PM
  • "Apple sues chip-maker Qualcomm in China" BBC 7:05 AM
  • "Apple sues Qualcomm in China, expanding fight over patent licensing" Ars Technica 6:20 AM
  • "Qualcomm CEO fires back at Apple: Bring it on"  CNET 7:04 AM
  • "Apple sued over singer's right of publicity in iPhone ad singing: No copyright, but can an artist's voice sustain a 'right of publicity' case?" Ars Technica 11:23 AM
  • "Apple Should Buy Disney: Creating A Trillion-Dollar Mousetrap"  Seeking Alpha 6:04 PM
  • "Apple Releases First macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Public Beta With New Night Shift Mode" MacRumors 12:32 PM
  • "Apple releases macOS 10.12.4 public beta 1 with Night Shift for Mac" 9to5Mac 12:32 PM
  • "macOS 10.12.4 properly displays icons for Windows executable files in Finder" iDownload Blog 3:44 PM
  • "First look: Night Shift mode comes to Mac in latest macOS Sierra beta" AppleInsider 6:33 AM
  • "How to Play Live Photos in Photos for Mac" OS X Daily 7:55 PM
  • "iCloud Tabs Stopped Working on Your Mac? How to Get Them Back" Apple Must 6:18 AM
  • "Fix Missing iCloud Tabs in Safari on macOS Sierra" Kirkville 6:36 AM
  • "How to customize System Preferences" iMore 6:40 AM
  • "How to take a screenshot without the shadow effect on Mac" iDownload Blog 6:11 PM
  • "Off The Grid: A Modern FCPX-RED-Resolve Workflow- Part 4- Group Workflow and Finishing in FCPX" 7:13 AM
  • "Cassandra: Menu Bar Battery Panel Screen Power-use icon with Update to macOS 10.12.3" eXtensions 6:18 AM
  • "Cassandra: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse -Online Access and Backup Solutions" eXtensions 6:18 AM
  • "Checklist Pie Charts in Numbers" MacMost 10:15 AM
  • "How to customize your Finder view options in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 6:41 AM
  • "Tracking Time On A Mac" Mac 360 8:24 AM
  • "We Need More App Stores" Mac360 8:42 AM
  • "The Browser Wars Are Over. Again. (stick a fork in almost all of 'em; Google won)" Mac360 8:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "Editors Keys launches Logic/Final Cut/Adobe shortcut keyboard covers for the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar" 9to5Mac 1:17 PM
  • "Banktivity 6 for Mac Adds Workspace, Tags, Quick Reports, and More" MacRumors 12:32 PM
  • "CloudCities Update Focuses on BIM—New IFC Support and Password Protected Scenes" Architosh 11:51 AM
  • "Facebook adds macOS-compatible USB security keys for cryptographic account security" AppleInsider 11:28 AM
  • "Chrome will aggressively throttle background tabs – as a feature, not a bug" The Next Web 10:45 AM
  • "Life App Helps to Store, Share & Cherish Precious Moments and Memories" prMac 7:13 AM
  • "Quicken 2017 for Mac 4.4.3" TidBITS 6:22 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Set to Join Amazon, Google, Facebook in AI Research Group" Bloomberg 6:34 AM
  • "Apple Set to Join Microsoft, Google, Facebook, in AI Research Group" MacRumors 6:34 AM
  • "Apple thinks different about AI, will cooperate with others: Reports claim Apple will join cross industry AI research group to help build the standards of future machine intelligence" Computerworld 7:04 AM
  • "Apple to join Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others in AI super-group" V3 7:04 AM
  • "Apple is tipped to join an AI ethics group that includes Google, Facebook, and Amazon" Business Insider 7:03 AM
  • "Alexa, Google, Siri, Cortana: 24.5M Voice-first Devices Will Ship This Year" Forbes 1:10 PM
  • "Apple's international iTunes business moves to Ireland on Feb. 5" AppleInsider 6:11 PM
  • "Second hacker who targeted celebrity Apple accounts sentenced to 9 months in prison" AppleInsider 9:16 PM
  • "Apple rumored to start construction on second Belgian store in Bruges" AppleInsider 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Debuts New 'Close Your Rings' Ad [Video] RazMag 7:56 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Pixel 2 could have a high-end and low-end model, report says" Mashable 6:21 PM
  • "Tesla is suing its ex-Autopilot director for allegedly poaching employees and stealing confidential information" Recode 2:06 PM
  • "New report offers first leaked details on Google's Pixel 2 phone" BGR 8:41 AM
  • "Gmail will start blocking JavaScript attachments in February" Engadget 7:03 AM
  • "Rebound 121: I'm More of a Gambling Man" Six Colors 10:24 AM
  • "Can Mozilla save Firefox? The latest episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete" The Verge 10:24 AM
  • "Apple Releases First iOS 10.3 Public Beta With Find My AirPods Feature" MacRumors 12:32 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 10.3 public beta 1 with Find My AirPods" 9to5Mac 12:33 PM
  • "Apple plans update to let Siri work on Apple Watch apps" V3 6:40 AM
  • "iOS developers are switching to Swift according to this Upwork study" TechCrunch 10:59 AM
  • "Apple's Swift ranks second in fastest-growing skill demands among freelancers" AppleInsider 12:33 PM
  • "If Apple wants a curved iPhone, it may not have to switch to OLED" Mashable 11:25 AM
  • "iOS 10.3 will let apps change their Home screen icon at any time, no update required" iDownload Blog 11:46 AM
  • "Apple's Third Major Folding iPhone Invention has come to Light Illustrating a Dual Fold-Out/Fold-In Form Factor" Patently Apple 7:01 AM
  • "Apple granted a patent for its Find My Friends feature on iOS devices" Apple World Today 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Details What We Can (Probably) Expect From 'Theatre Mode'" RazMag 9:16 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM

  • "How to turn the 2016 MacBook Pro into a Windows gaming machine using the compact Akitio Thunder3 + GTX 1050 Ti [Video] 9to5Mac 3:33 PM
  • "LifeProof Nüüd Case review: Protect your iPad Pro from the elements and physical abuse/Case for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro offers heavy duty protection." Macworld 6:35 AM
  • "Stylish headphone stand kills clutter dead [Reviews] Cult of Mac 11:46 AM
  • "BoomTouch first impressions: The 'As Seen on TV' speaker isn't ... horrible?" iMore 12:37 PM
  • "iVisor Pro is a fine accessory for protecting your new MacBook Pro's screen" Apple World Today 7:02 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "First look: iOS 10.3 beta's 'Find My AirPods' feature" AppleInsider 7:03 PM
  • "This iPhone App Can Do Your Kid's Homework" Time 12:14 PM
  • "infltr is short for infinite filters for your iPhone photos" Cult of Mac 8:42 AM
  • "'Collect or Die' Review - Tilt to Live, Die Anyway" Touch Arcade 11:58 AM
  • "Re-Jailbreak iOS 10.2 Yalu102 After Reboot, Here's How" Redmond Pie 6:50 PM
  • "How to track down a lost Apple AirPod: Misplace one or both of your AirPods? Starting with iOS 10.3, you can use the Find My iPhone app." CNET 3:47 PM
  • "How to find out your AirPods firmware version" iDownload Blog 2:11 PM
  • "How to Enable Siri for Third Party Apps in iOS 10" OS X Daily 1:56 PM
  • "Smart Home Diary: Getting started with HomeKit" 9to5Mac 10:44 AM
  • "How to Jailbreak Your iPhone on iOS 10.2 Using Yalu and Cydia Impactor (Windows)" iClarified 1:19 PM
  • "How to jailbreak iOS 10.0-10.2 with yalu102" iDownload Blog 12:46 PM
  • "How To Jailbreak iOS 10.2 With Yalu102 [Tutorial] Redmond Pie 8:41 AM
  • "Use your iPhone's hidden sleep timer to fall asleep soundly: Forget your sleep timer app, iOS has a better one built in." CNET 7:55 PM
  • "Checking Activation Lock Status before purchasing an iOS Device Tips" iLounge 6:08 PM
  • "Can't login to public Wi-FI? Here's a fix" Mac Kung Fu 11:46 AM
  • "Comment: Going from a skeptic to an every day user with Apple Watch Series 2" 9to5Mac 9:16 PM
  • "Apple's Solar Power Plants Igniting U.S. Clean Energy Economy" The Mac Observer 5:56 PM
  • "Apple's size keeps it from 'explosive growth': Expert" CNBC Videos 11:23 AM
  • "The Military Say iPhone Security 'More Sufficient' Than Samsung" Apple Must 10:47 AM
  • "Serial misunderstanding: AirPods get the usual treatment" Macworld 10:44 AM
  • "Apple needs to market 'made-in-America' iPhones, analyst ..." CNBC Videos 10:26 AM
  • "Can Apple's 'Find my Airpod' Feature Really Help?" Zacks 10:24 AM
  • "Apple vs. Qualcomm" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 10:24 AM
  • "iOS 11 rumor roundup" iMore 8:42 AM
  • "Goodbye Bluetooth And Batteries (hello USB)" McSolo 8:22 AM
  • "Would you pay $800 for a Linux laptop?" The Verge 2:02 PM
  • "How to free disk space on Linux systems: Use these eight command-line utilities to reclaim space on your Linux machines." TechRepublic 1:29 PM
  • "The best Alexa skills to distract your kiddos" CNET 12:47 PM
  • "Congress Needs to Fix Our Outdated Email Privacy Law" Slate 12:39 PM
  • "LOL Dropbox Cat; 'I Can Has Your Data?" PixoBebo 8:24 AM
  • "I Help Create the Automated Technologies That Are Taking Jobs: And I feel guilty about it."  Slate 7:05 AM
  • "Net neutrality repeal? Bad idea, say IT pros" BetaNews 6:40 AM
  • "How Net Neutrality will Fare under Trump"  Tech.pinions 6:21 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "HBO Go Now Supports Apple's Single Sign-On Feature and TV App" AppAdvice 6:11 PM
  • "Official 'Apple Support' App Expands To 22 Countries" RazMag 6:05 PM
  • "Flappy Bird creator drops addictive new iOS game" Cult of Mac 10:45 AM
  • "I wish I could program: Swift hits second place on tech skills chart" iMore 10:45 AM
  • "Apple Support app now available in 22 countries and 13 languages" iDownload Blog 10:15 AM
  • "iOS 10.2 Jailbreak Released With Working MobileSubstrate! [Download] iClarified 10:24 AM
  • "Jailbreak for 10.2 released" Modmyi 7:23 AM
  • "Mozilla's privacy-focused Firefox Focus browser for iOS is now available in 27 languages" VentureBeat 7:01 AM
  • "Google Translate iOS app can now do live Word Lens translations from Japanese" 9to5Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Google Maps for iOS Now Offers Real-Time Info On How Busy a Place Is" Digital Trends 6:40 AM
  • "Become a word genius - Find all the hidden words in this addicting game" prMac 10:45 AM
  • "Indie Developer Mary Shaw Releases Animated Valentine's Day Stickers" prMac 6:34 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Profit Rises, Buoyed by Online Business" [Paid Membership Required] 3:44 PM
  • "Microsoft Sales, Profit Top Estimates as Cloud Business Gains" Bloomberg 3:44 PM
  • "Microsoft's profit rises 3.6 percent as cloud demand soars" Reuters 3:47 PM
  • "Microsoft Rising: Better PCs Help Lift FYQ2 Sales" Barron's 6:11 PM
  • "Microsoft Rising: FYQ2 Rev, EPS Beat" Barron's 3:44 PM
  • "Cloud growth continues to boost Microsoft's financials" IDG News Service 7:55 PM
  • "Microsoft Q2 earnings edge higher on Office and cloud services growth" TechCrunch 3:43 PM
  • "CEO Satya Nadella succinctly explained the secret of Microsoft's turnaround: 'No status quo'" Business Insider 9:16 PM
  • "Microsoft's Azure cloud business almost doubled in the past year" Recode 3:43 PM
  • "Microsoft posts $26B in revenue, beating estimates in first report since closing LinkedIn acquisition" GeekWire 3:43 PM
  • "Microsoft Q2 strong, says commercial cloud tops $14 billion annual run rate" ZDNet 3:44 PM
  • "Microsoft earnings edge higher on cloud, LinkedIn" USA Today 3:43 PM
  • "Microsoft earnings 83 cents adj per share vs 79 cents per share expected" CNBC 3:34 PM
  • "Live: Microsoft beats the street, stock goes nowhere" Business Insider 3:34 PM
  • "Microsoft to continue to invest over $1 billion a year on cyber security" Reuters 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft's New Growth Strategies will Power it Higher" TheStreet 2:10 PM
  • "In the connected car, Microsoft wants Cortana in driver's seat" ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Office 365 Germany into general availability" Neowin 7:33 AM
  • "Office 365 improves email security with URL Detonation and Dynamic Delivery features" Neowin 7:34 AM
  • "Privacy International: Microsoft is helping Thailand's military government spy on web users: Firm accused of trusting the Thailand national root certificate in its software by default" The Inquirer 7:36 AM
  • "The Windows 10 Insider Preview with Game Mode will not arrive tomorrow" Neowin 7:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Reports Earnings Tonight: Good Guy, Dark-Sider Or Fence Straddler?" Seeking Alpha 11:59 AM
  • "Dell announces new Chromebooks and Windows 10-based Latitude notebooks aimed at students" Neowin 7:33 AM
  • "Dell Chromebook 11 And Chromebook 13 Announced" Geeky Gadgets 7:49 AM
  • "Dell Introduces New Laptops Designed for Students" Hi-Tech Gazette 7:49 AM
  • "HP Recalls Affected Laptops: Another Lithium-Battery Related Caused Overheating And Explosion" Mobile & Apps 7:51 AM
  • "Intel's quarterly revenue beats estimates" Reuters 3:47 PM
  • "Intel beats Q4 estimates with growth across the business" ZDNet 3:46 PM
  • "Intel Announces Record Quarterly Revenue And Full-Year Revenue" AnandTech 9:17 PM
  • "Intel Baby Canyon NUC with Core i3 now ready for purchase" SlashGear 7:52 AM
  • "Intel's Kaby Lake Core i3 NUC Available for $295" PC Magazine 7:52 AM
  • "Intel Earnings Preview: What to Watch/Investors will be looking for the data center group to track more closely with growth in cloud computing" [Paid Membership Required] 7:52 AM
  • "IBM adds TensorFlow support to its PowerAI" ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "IBM brings Google's AI tools to its powerful computers: IBM is integrating the open-souce TensorFlow into its PowerAI toolkit" IDG News Service 7:30 AM
  • "Was Cisco's $3.7 billion purchase of AppDynamics a surprise" ZDNet 12:24 PM
  • "Cisco to buy AppDynamics for $3.7 billion in growth push: Rob Salvagno, Cisco's vice president of corporate development, said in an interview that the acquisition fits Cisco's long-term direction and its transition toward software." Reuters 7:51 AM
  • "Oracle sues its own star sales rep after she wins back $200k in pay fight" The Register 3:42 PM
  • "Oracle to launch Adaptive Intelligent Apps this spring, status of Oracle Data Cloud less certain" ZDNet 7:56 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "It's Now Time to Forget Apple Has Been One of the Best Growth Opportunities Ever" TheStreet 7:01 AM
  • "Apple Q1 Earnings: What's in the Cards this Time?" Zacks 7:37 AM
  • "How many iPhones did Apple sell last quarter?" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:42 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow notches fresh record, but S&P 500, Nasdaq flounder: Mattel Inc. falls 18% to book worst daily loss in 17 years" MarketWatch 6:12 PM
  • "Dow Scores Another Record but S&P 500, Nasdaq Decline: The Dow Jones Industrial Average scores a record close for its second day in a row, benefiting from a small bump that cemented its position above 20,000." TheStreet 6:12 PM
  • "Stocks end mixed as Dow climbs further above 20,000 mark" Associated Press 6:12 PM
  • "Stocks Near Record Highs, Dollar Up on Optimism, Earnings" Reuters 6:12 PM
  • "Blue Chips Advance to a Record: Dollar strengthens, while gold falls as investors' appetite for risk assets increases" [Paid Membership Required] 6:11 PM
  • "Asian stocks lift off after Dow 20,000" MarketWatch 8:08 AM
  • "European stocks hang at 1-year high, buoyed by Actelion and bank shares" MarketWatch 8:08 AM

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