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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.

  • "Why Apple can't Lose the Future Services Battle"  Tech.pinions 7:06 AM
  • "How Much Can Apple's Services Drive Profit Growth?" The Motley Fool 7:02 PM
  • "iPhone 7 may break Apple's losing streak: Let's just say no one is expecting a 'Wow!' from the company's first-quarter financial results."  CNET 8:16 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Plus accounted for an estimated 40% of all iPhone 7 sales in the holiday quarter" iDownload Blog 7:49 AM
  • "Apple TV lost more market share during the holiday season"  VentureBeat 8:13 AM
  • "Bar exam applicants required to disable MacBook Pro Touch Bar due to cheating concerns" 9to5Mac 1:31 PM
  • "How to disable the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro so you can take your exams" iMore 7:02 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro X for Adobe Premiere Pro Editors Part 2" 8:56 AM
  • "How to Batch Process Images Using Preview on macOS" Envato Tuts+ 8:07 PM
  • "How to Change a Live Photo to Still on Mac Photos" OS X Daily 3:30 PM
  • "How to cURL POST from the Command Line" OS X Daily 3:30 PM
  • "Scroll Bar Options" MacMost 10:58 AM
  • "MotionComposer for macOS lets you easily create web content, but ...." Apple World Today 7:49 AM
  • "Change Mac Folder Colors And Styles" Mac360 7:52 AM
  • "Finding An Alternative To Mac OS X — Part 2: Adventures with Linux" Bit Cannon 6:53 PM
  • "Antivirus: Mac? Or, Windows?" TeraTalks 8:06 AM
Press Releases
  • "AmiKit 9 Reloaded for Mac" OSNews 7:03 PM
  • "Dropbox's Smart Sync lets users open a file stored only in the cloud like any normal file" TechCrunch 1:32 PM
  • "Twocanoes Software Releases SD Clone 3 for Mac" prMac 6:29 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Ministry of Defence may switch to iPhone 7 for secure conversations" Telegraph 7:06 AM
  • "Tech giants including Apple, Google and Microsoft round on Donald Trump's immigrant ban" V3 7:07 AM
  • "Trump's next anti-immigration move could target tech workers hired by Apple & others – Bloomberg" 9to5Mac 7:26 AM
  • "Apple's Ability to Hire Foreign Workers May Be Impacted by Trump Overhaul of Work-Visa Programs" MacRumors 8:22 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Trump's immigration freeze will hurt Apple" Cult of Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Apple is reportedly cutting off Iran-based iOS apps from the App Store" The Next Web 8:14 AM
  • "Apple pulling apps from developers located in Iran from the iOS App Store" AppleInsider 10:06 AM
  • "Apple Campus 2 Construction Continues as Walkways, Lamps, and Parking Lots Appear on Site" MacRumors 7:49 AM
  • "Hey Siri, who's going to win the Super Bowl? Siri Can Help Fans Prepare for the Big Game Wherever They Are, Providing Player Stats, Sports Trivia and the Ability to Tune in Live on Apple TV" Apple 1:24 PM
  • "Fitbit to cut $200M in jobs & expenses after encroaching Apple Watch sales cut into market" AppleInsider 10:12 AM
  • "Apple Maps gets Houston transit data ahead of Super Bowl LI" AppleInsider 6:32 AM
  • "'Shot on iPhone' continues with low-light photos taken on iPhone 7/Plus" iDownload Blog 10:55 AM
  • "Canadian photographers featured on new Shot on iPhone 7 campaign" Canadian Reviewer 10:56 AM
  • "Apple's new 'Shot on iPhone' billboard ads were all shot during the same night" TechCrunch 1:31 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple's first great MessagePad" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has pledged to fight Trump's immigration ban in court and on Capitol Hill" Recode 7:20 PM
  • "Trump's Next Move on Immigration to Hit Closer to Home for Tech" Bloomberg 7:26 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode: Interview with Science Journalist and Author Maryn McKenna" The Mac Observer 4:02 PM
  • "Upgrade #126: Spinny Propellery Guy" Six Colors 2:12 PM
  • "Joe Kissell Takes Control of Your Digital Legacy" MacVoices 1:17 PM
  • "Goodbye iPhone Activation Lock Checker, Presidential Immigration Ban and Apple -TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-30" The Mac Observer 1:17 PM
  • "iPhone 7 Plus sales suggest Apple likely to continue feature differentiation between smaller & larger models" 9to5Mac 6:32 AM
  • "Apple's Activation Lock Website Played Key Role in Hack, Perhaps Explaining its Removal"  MacRumors 1:23 PM
  • "Apple pulls tool that helped identify stolen iOS devices" Cult of Mac 7:09 AM
  • "Apple May Have Made Life Easier for iPhone Thieves" Tom's Guide 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Shuts Down Activation Lock Checker, Makes Buying Used iPhones More Risky" The Mac Observer 8:50 AM
  • "Apple Seeds First Beta of watchOS 3.2 to Developers With SiriKit, Theater Mode" MacRumors 1:23 PM
  • "Apple rolling out first watchOS 3.2 beta for Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 1:35 PM
  • "Apple stops signing iOS 10.2 following release of iOS 10.2.1" 9to5Mac 7:02 PM
  • "LG UltraFine 5K Display, Apple's external monitor solution, can become unusable when used near a router" 9to5Mac 10:28 AM
  • "Common iPad problems and how to fix them" iMore 9:11 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:09 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:09 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:09 AM

  • "Netgear Orbi Wi-Fi router review: It's not a mesh network, but it's good enough you won't care" TechHive 8:17 AM
  • "Review: Blazing-fast AmpliFi HD Wi-Fi mesh network will spoil you rotten" Cult of Mac 1:48 PM
  • "Marbotic Smart Letters and Smart Numbers review: Toys + tablets = educational fun" Macworld 7:29 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "A hands-on look at Theater Mode for Apple Watch in watchOS 3.2 beta 1 [Video] 9to5Mac 7:03 PM
  • "Hands-on video: Theater Mode for Apple Watch in watchOS 3.2" iDownload Blog 7:02 PM
  • "Wi-Fi Widget: A Welcome Wi-Fi Shortcut" MacStories 1:48 PM
  • "How to control your AirPods using Siri-like commands without internet access" 9to5Mac 1:36 PM
  • "How and where to share faster with AirDrop" iDownload Blog 7:49 AM
  • "How to choose the best Wi-Fi replacement for your Apple AirPort routers: Amid uncertainty about Apple's plans for its Wi-Fi routers, what other options work best for Mac, iPhone, and iPad owners?" Macworld 7:29 AM
  • "How to use Guided Access to secure your iPad or iPhone" Computerworld 7:09 AM
  • "How to master the Scribble feature on Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 7:07 AM
  • "Switch Back to the Landscape Keyboard on the iPhone Instead of the Annoying Handwriting Interface" Lifehacker 3:30 PM
  • "Feature Request: Automatic Theater Mode-like Apple Watch behavior when driving and sleep tracking" 9to5Mac 7:03 PM
  • "Aunt Agatha Ponders Her Digital Legacy" TidBITS 7:03 PM
  • "iPhone expectation meter: Are 76 million iPhones too few? Is 82 million a blowout?" Apple 3.0 3:30 PM
  • "Does Apple CEO Tim Cook Deserve A Pay Cut?" Quora 3:29 PM
  • "Why bigger iPhones will always be better than their smaller siblings" Cult of Mac 1:48 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch vs Apple TV: Which should you buy?" iMore 1:47 PM
  • "Windows 10 on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is surprisingly fun... and good!" Windows Central 1:47 PM
  • "Trump's 'Muslim Ban' could have doomed Apple" Mashable 10:56 AM
  • "The iPhone 8 might be more expensive than you expect" BGR 10:28 AM
  • "Apple Has Every Reason to Worry About Microsoft's Hardware Growth" Softpedia 8:32 AM
  • "Fake News: Bad For You, Bad For Apple" NoodleMac 8:28 AM
  • "When The Going Gets Tough Apple's iPhone Goes Pro" Apple Must 8:17 AM
  • "What Is Apple's Strategy For Anything?" Mac360 8:17 AM
  • "On Making Money: Apple vs. Microsoft vs. Google vs. Amazon" BohemianBoomer 8:06 AM
  • "The Critics will Try to Find Bad News in Apple's Quarterly Sales" The Tech Night Owl 7:52 AM
  • "Elon Musk: Tell Me How to Fix Trump's Immigration Order" PC Magazine 8:59 PM
  • "Recent Google Voice updates are welcome additions" ZDNet 3:56 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Scanbot Adds Todoist Integration" MacStories 3:29 PM
  • "FC Bayern Munich plans exclusive Apple Music content as it signs to continue Beats by Dre partnership" 9to5Mac 3:29 PM
  • "Truck Simulator USA Lets iOS, Android Users Haul Cargo Across America In 18-Wheelers" MacPrices 2:12 PM
  • "User acquisition costs drop in December -- a pleasant surprise for iOS and Android publishers" VentureBeat 1:47 PM
  • "This Condom for Your AirPods Is Totally Unnecessary" Gizmodo 1:47 PM
  • "Starbucks testing AI-powered digital barista assistant in iPhone app" iDownload Blog 10:28 AM
  • "Square to save sellers $350 in processing fees if they use Apple Pay" VentureBeat 10:06 AM
  • "More than half of 9to5Mac readers are using HomeKit, but cost deterring many" 9to5Mac 8:28 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of January 30: Video, Microsoft Office, and Pages" The MUG Center 8:14 AM
  • "Powerful, Easy-to-Use Option Pricing Tool FairOption Updated to v2.0" prMac 6:30 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Sets 2017 High With $17 Billion Bond Sale: Warm reception allows company to increase size of offering from initial estimate of $14 billion" [Paid Membership Required] 7:03 PM
  • "Microsoft Corp. Climbed To A New High On Better Than Expected Q2 Earnings" RTTNews 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Value Tops $500 Billion, Shares Reach All-Time High" Softpedia 8:33 AM
  • "Ex-Mozilla dev tells Windows users to uninstall 'poisonous' AV software" The Inquirer 9:06 AM
  • "EnOcean Alliance, IBM partner to standardize intelligent building solutions for Internet of Things" FMLink 8:24 AM
  • "Dell Claims Its Newest XPS 13 Has Overcome Performance Issues From Intel's Core M Processors" WCCFTech 8:12 AM
  • "IoT and data centres lead Intel's success in Q4 2016" IT PRO 8:13 AM
  • "Intel Starts Shipping Optane Memory Modules to Partners for Testing" Guru3D 8:11 AM
  • "Rumors Point To No 6 Core SKUs in The AMD Ryzen Processor Family – Enthusiast Chips May Cost Up To $700 US" WCCFTech 8:09 AM
  • "AMD's Last Report Before Ryzen: What to Expect" The Motley Fool 7:44 PM
  • "AMD: Inside The China Semiconductor Market Threatenening Share Price" Seeking Alpha 8:09 AM
  • "AMD are avoiding a Ryzen hex by launching only quad and octo-core Zen chips" PC Games N 8:08 AM
  • "AMD might not release a hexacore Ryzen" Guru3D 8:07 AM
  • "Calculating Elapsed Time For Queries In Oracle" DatabaseJournal 7:55 AM
  • "Oracle effectively doubles licence fees to run its stuff in AWS" The Register 7:54 AM
  • "Cisco patches TelePresence control unit flaw" IT PRO 7:52 AM
  • "Cisco acquires intelligence software company AppDynamics" BetaNews 7:52 AM
  • "Cisco, BNY Mellon and other Fortune 500 firms team up with startups on IoT blockchain Consortium" Computer Business Review 7:51 AM
  • "Cisco, Bosch Back IoT Blockchain Consortium" Silicon 7:51 AM
  • "If USA wants a say in 5G, Cisco HAS to buy Ericsson" The Register 7:51 AM
  • "Cisco Roadshow 2017 in Cyprus on 'Reimagine your Business': The Roadshow on 'Reimagine your business' will cover the basic architectures of Cisco while it will focus on the way in which technologies and corporate solutions can help businesses to find answers towards the challenges of the digital era." Sigmalive 7:50 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Ball and Chain: the iPhone/Apple will report earnings Tuesday afternoon. Once again, all eyes are on iPhone sales numbers." Barron's 7:43 PM
  • "Apple FY Q1, 2017 Earnings Preview" RazMag 7:03 PM
  • "Apple Still Has 'Incredible Amount of Upside' Ahead of Q1 Results, Top Trader Says" TheStreet 1:41 PM
  • "Apple Preview: Samsung's Missteps And Carrier Promos May Have Lifted Performance" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "Apple's Q1 2017 expectations--updated" Apple 3.0 7:03 PM
  • "Cowan on Apple: The 'powder keg' is about to explode" Apple 3.0 9:11 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market closes lower, spooked by Trump immigration ban: Dow sees biggest one-day percentage drop since October" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "Wall Street Retreats as Immigration Ban Upends Trump Rally: The Trump rally takes a blow on Monday as chaos and confusion surrounding the White House immigration ban sends global equities spiraling." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Dow suffers worst loss of '17 amid Trump border angst" USA Today 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Drop Most Since Election Day as Investors Reassess Trump Risks" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Pares Losses But Drops 123 Points: Nervousness over President Trump's order to tighten immigration rules and Friday's U.S. growth data drive downbeat tone" [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Nikkei, other Pacific markets slide as dollar loses ground: President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration and muted American GDP data have put traders in Asia back into risk-off positions, though many markets in the region are on a holiday break." MarketWatch 7:25 AM
  • "European stocks end with biggest drop in 2 months after Trump's immigration order: European stocks finished with their biggest drop in two months Monday, with airlines and other leisure shares taking a hit after the Trump administration suspended entry by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries into the U.S." MarketWatch 11:40 AM

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