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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.

2017 Q1 Results
  • "Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results: iPhone, Services, Mac and Apple Watch Set All-Time Records" ["'Our outstanding business performance resulted in a new all-time record for earnings per share, and over $27 billion in operating cash flow,' said Luca Maestri, Apple's CFO. 'We returned nearly $15 billion to investors through share repurchases and dividends during the quarter, bringing cumulative payments through our capital return program to over $200 billion.'"]  Apple 3:34 PM
  • "Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results" ["Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 first quarter ended December 31, 2016. The Company posted all-time record quarterly revenue of $78.4 billion and all-time record quarterly earnings per diluted share of $3.36. These results compare to revenue of $75.9 billion and earnings per diluted share of $3.28 in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 64 percent of the quarter's revenue."] Business Wire 3:31 PM
  • "IPhone Sales Bolster Apple's Revenue: Tech giant's top line rises, ending a streak of three straight quarters of decline, though margins are pressured" [Paid Membership Required] 3:36 PM
  • "Apple Rising: FYQ1 Rev $78.4B, EPS $3.36/Sh Beats; Q2 Rev View Light at $51.5B to $53.5B" Barron's 3:56 PM
  • "Apple sets a new record for iPhone shipments: 78.3 million" CNBC 3:55 PM
  • "Apple's cash hoard swells to record $246.09 billion" CNBC 3:55 PM
  • "Apple iPhone sales beat estimates" Reuters 3:55 PM
  • "Apple returns to growth mode, mostly, as iPhone sales top 78M units" GeekWire 3:51 PM
  • "Apple iPhone sales rise 5% to 78.3 million, but iPad and Mac sales are still down" VentureBeat 3:51 PM
  • "Apple returns to revenue growth in Q1 2017 with $17.8 billion profit" VentureBeat 3:51 PM
Apple News
  • "Cook calls Apple's $1B litigation against Qualcomm a 'last resort'" AppleInsider 7:47 PM
  • "'It's tricky': Apple has missed the deadline to pay $13.9 billion to Ireland in illegal tax benefits"  CNBC 7:20 AM
  • "Vestager backs Ireland to collect €13bn Apple tax bill" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:42 AM
  • "Apple missed deadline to pay €13 billion in Irish back taxes: Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who gave the Irish government four months to collect the taxes from Apple, is proving very understanding about the delay." IDG News Service 4:47 PM
  • "Apple faces big earnings test with eyes on iPhone sales, service revenues, China, and what comes" VentureBeat 6:59 AM
  • "Apple is expected to return to growth. Just what will that look like?" Recode 6:54 AM
  • "Apple Earnings Smackdown: Final spreadsheet, Q1 2017" Apple 3.0 6:45 AM
  • "What Wall Street expects from Apple's earnings call today" Business Insider 7:35 AM
  • "Apple's diversity commitment faces test at shareholder meeting: A shareholder proposal asks Apple to implement management hiring policies tied to diversity goals" IDG News Service 1:40 PM
  • "Touch Bar MacBook Pros are being banned from bar exams over predictive text" TechCrunch 10:27 AM
  • "Logic Pro X 10.3 release notes: Learn about the Logic Pro X 10.3 update." Apple Support 7:46 PM
  • "Apple software update notes talk about a Safari performance (autocomplete) problem; trouble booting from Thunderbolt; a Finder bug with 8,190 files (plus a Sierra bug list); and a patch to run macOS Sierra on Macs that Apple no longer supports." MacInTouch 8:25 AM
  • "Should you look for an alternative to Apple's AirPlay? It sure feels like Apple is getting ready to to discontinue the streaming technology." Macworld 7:10 AM
  • "How to manage document versions in iWork" TechRadar UK 7:21 AM
  • "How to use the Touch Bar with Previews on MacBook Pro" iMore 12:16 PM
  • "How to Reset a macOS Sierra Password" OS X Daily 10:46 AM
  • "Using Hot Corners" MacMost 10:38 AM
Press Releases
  • "Broader Perspectives on the Hebrew Bible & Contemporary Issues" Accordance 12:51 PM
  • "Property Flip or Hold Mac App for Real Estate Investors" MacPrices 11:55 AM
  • "Comodo extends endpoint protection to Mac and Linux" BetaNews 10:38 AM
  • "Parallels launches Toolbox for Mac 1.5 -- here's what's new" BetaNews 7:01 AM
  • "The 10 Mac games you need to play from January 2017" [Slideshow] Macworld 6:44 AM
  • "Tabula - New writing app which automatically formats your content" prMac 6:44 AM
  • "Property Flip or Hold for Real Estate Investors Mac App" prMac 6:43 AM
  • "NetShred X updated for Firefox 51 - Version 5.0.7 released" Mireth Technology 6:36 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPads 'more secure than voting systems' - claim: Is there any excuse for connected systems to be less secure?" Computerworld 8:49 AM
  • "Trump Reportedly Drafts Executive Order Targeting Visas Used by Apple and Other Techs" The Mac Observer 6:28 AM
  • "Apple Stock, Tech Giants to Take a Hit on Trump Immigration Ban" Profit Confidential 6:42 AM
  • "Apple Close to Opening Long-Rumored Store in Cologne, Germany" MacRumors 8:18 AM
  • "'Hey Siri, Who's Going To Win the Super Bowl?'" RazMag 6:51 AM
  • "People are paying for Super Mario Run in surprising numbers: Nintendo says more than 5 percent of players have paid to unlock the full game" The Verge 7:10 AM
  • "Nintendo reveals high unlock rate for 'Super Mario Run,' delays 'Animal Crossing' for iPhone" AppleInsider 8:49 AM
  • "Shooting with the iPhone in Antarctica" PetaPixel 3:33 PM
  • "Former 'I'm a Mac' Actor Justin Long Joins New Huawei Ad Campaign" MacRumors 3:24 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Mac clone maker closes shop" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Goodbye roaming: EU clears final hurdle for end of roaming charges" Reuters 9:42 PM
  • "Amazon is building a $1.5 billion hub for its own cargo airline: The Northern Kentucky facility will eventually employ more than 2,000 people." Recode 9:01 PM
  • "Facebook is reportedly making an app for set-top TV boxes: And it's asking media companies to make exclusive shows for it" The Verge 5:38 PM
  • "Not Again! These 31 Netgear Routers Need Fixes ASAP" Tom's Guide 10:57 AM
  • "Phones will start matching your fingerprint on both device and SIM card" Mashable 7:05 AM
  • "Connected, Episode 127: Let's Go to the Theatre, My Dear" MacStories 3:31 PM
  • "Apple and Worker Visas, HomeKit Falls Behind in the Smarthome Game -TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-31" The Mac Observer 1:50 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 172: That's when you know you should stop" iDownload Blog 6:51 AM
  • "iOS 10.3 Beta Says 32-Bit Legacy Apps Will Not Work With Future Versions of iOS" MacRumors 10:25 AM
  • "iOS 10.3 beta 32-bit alert suggests Apple may drop legacy app support in iOS 11" 9to5Mac 10:25 AM
  • "Apple Stops Signing iOS 10.2 Code Following iOS 10.2.1 Release" MacTrast 7:35 AM
  • "Apple TV 4 jailbreak for tvOS 10.1 is under way" iDownload Blog 12:02 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple patents detail augmented reality device with advanced object recognition, POI labeling" AppleInsider 6:40 AM
  • "Apple Granted an Augmented Reality Patent based on Technology Acquired from Metaio" Patently Apple 6:57 AM
  • "Apple applies for two patents regarding augmented reality" Apple World Today 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Granted another Flexible / Foldable Device Patent that describes a new Fabric Housing for an iPhone" Patently Apple 6:57 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for Future MacBooks with Cellular Connectivity Antennas Built-In the Cover Hinge" Patently Apple 8:39 AM
  • "2016 MacBook Pro discussion includes how one customer's bad battery life was traced to defective hardware; the confusing situation with USB ports, cables and modes; other adapter issues; and the new keyboard." MacInTouch 8:25 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:21 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:21 AM

  • "Review: Apple Airpods/Apple's latest wireless headphones, or Airpods, work beautifully in less noisy environments, have good battery life, and the sound is nicely detailed" Live Mint 7:20 AM
  • "Which W1 chip-equipped audio device should you get?" iDownload Blog 7:35 AM
  • "ClearGuard is an affordable solution for protecting your MacBook Pro's keyboard" Apple World Today 6:51 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands on with watchOS 3.2 Beta 1" Cult of Mac 10:57 AM
  • "Linea: An Elegant Sketching App for the iPad from The Iconfactory" MacStories 10:46 AM
  • "How to Make Electricity (for iPad)" PC Magazine 3:24 PM
  • "Cassandra: Bargain Basement -Waterlogue for 9 Baht in Thai App Store" eXtensions 6:28 AM
  • "'Vikings: an Archer's Journey' Review - A Snowball's Chance in Helheim" Touch Arcade 11:46 AM
  • "'Z-Exemplar' Review - My R-Type of Game" Touch Arcade 10:47 AM
  • "How to back up and restore a Boot Camp Windows partition on macOS using Winclone [Video] 9to5Mac 7:17 PM
  • "How to transfer ripped videos to your iPhone or iPad from your Mac" iMore 10:46 AM
  • "How to watch the 2017 Super Bowl on iPhone and iPad" iMore 7:27 AM
  • "Find the Right Power Cord for Your MacBook" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:57 AM
  • "iOS In Your Dashboard: Here's Everything You Need To Know About Apple Carplay" Digital Trends 10:46 AM
  • "Apple CEO uses sofa analogy to explain Qualcomm lawsuit" Yahoo Finance 9:46 PM
  • "Apple says Apple Watch broke records, but we still don't know how many have sold: Apple Watch might be the standout in the 'Other' category right now" The Verge 6:55 PM
  • "Correcting Impressions, Apple News and a Backup Alternative -Extended Version with Q1 2017 Results (Bangkok Post, Life)" eXtensions 6:15 PM
  • "Apple's Record Q117 Quarter Says Analysts Don't Know Shinola" Apple Must 5:02 PM
  • "Feature Request: iCloud Photo Library support for multiple Apple IDs" 9to5Mac 3:24 PM
  • "Could the Patent Dispute with Apple Impact Nokia?" Market Realist 1:51 PM
  • "Is Apple still an iPhone company?" CNBC Videos 1:40 PM
  • "Will Apple CEO Tim Cook Deliver Up to This One Big Promise He Made?" TheStreet 12:16 PM
  • "Trump and Apple are on a dangerous collision course" BGR 10:58 AM
  • "Stone tablets: Why do tablet sales keep sliding?" Macworld 10:25 AM
  • "Apple TV Sure Seems Ready for Improvement" Apple Must 10:19 AM
  • "Apple TV And The Marketshare Myth" Mac360 8:25 AM
  • "LOL iCloud Cat; 'I Can Has Your Data?" PixoBebo 8:16 AM
  • "Bigger Than The iPhone" McSolo 8:09 AM
  • "Why Apple Doesn't Have An Apple Display" Mac360 8:09 AM
  • "Is the iPhone still as influential Yes" Mobile Today 7:19 AM
  • "How InfoWorld Broke Ground and Pissed Off Steve Jobs in the Process" Motherboard 7:18 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro is too thin, and HP can prove it" ["HP wanted to find a way to meet all customer needs or, as Nash put it, to focus on providing an optimized experience, instead of what the company perceives as the compromised experience. ... Whereas Apple alienated a significant percentage of its otherwise loyal user base by sacrificing function for form, HP went in the opposite direction. It recognized that people want a nice-looking machine that's relatively thin and light, but they don't want to give up functionality to get it."]  Digital Trends 6:55 AM
  • "Why Apple won't replace those faulty iPhone 6 batteries: Should Apple be required to fix all iPhone battery issues?"  Macworld 6:44 AM
  • "Apple alienation: These missteps could cost Cupertino its fanbase"  New Atlas 6:37 AM
  • "Do no evil: Google and the Year of the Monkey" ZDNet 9:42 PM
  • "The Microsoft Store is just not ready to compete on any level" TechRepublic 7:05 AM
  • "Comic: Clone Me a River" iMore 8:18 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Facebook reportedly developing video app for Apple TV" AppleInsider 8:12 PM
  • "Google open-sources Chrome for iOS" VentureBeat 12:50 PM
  • "Scosche USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter provides HDMI, USB-A, pass-through power for MacBook" AppleInsider 11:27 AM
  • "MagicBridge: The ultimate/keyboard + trackpad setup for your Mac." Twelve South 10:33 AM
  • "The Iconfactory releases 'Linea' for iPad, a streamlined digital sketchbook app designed for Apple Pencil users" 9to5Mac 8:34 AM
  • "PixWebcam for iOS - Photo WebCam for all iOS devices" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Plex plans to add streaming video news service with acquisition of Watchup" 9to5Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Plex Acquires News Streaming Service Watchup" PC Magazine 8:17 AM
  • "Three offers WiFi calling direct from iOS and Android devices" V3 6:53 AM
  • "Dropbox takes real-time collaboration Paper app out of beta" V3 6:53 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 Cloud is Microsoft's fresh Chrome OS alternative" The Verge 6:25 AM
  • "Microsoft may be prepping a new, locked-down version of Windows, with Windows RT-like restrictions" ExtremeTech 7:10 AM
  • "Windows 10 Cloud May Be Microsoft's Chrome OS Killer" LAPTOP Magazine 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft rumoured to be remixing Windows RT as Windows Cloud: Another lesson from history that seems to have been forgotten" The Inquirer 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft: Windows 10 will stop a ransomware epidemic when antivirus fails" ZDNet 1:43 PM
  • "Why CIOs don't care about Windows 10" ZDNet 6:43 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils final browser improvements to Windows 10 Creators Update" The Verge 3:25 PM
  • "Microsoft prices $17B aggregate debt offering" Seeking Alpha 8:01 AM
  • "IBM's Statement on the Muslim Ban Is Embarrassingly Weak For a Company That Collaborated With the Nazis" Gizmodo 6:22 AM
  • "IBM calls healthcare industry a 'leaky vessel in a stormy sea'" ZDNet 1:09 PM
  • "SonicWall CEO talks of life after Dell spinout: Clients get best of all worlds in new setup." CSO 6:35 AM
  • "L&T Technology, Dell EMC join hands to roll-out modular smart building solutions" Live Mint 6:35 AM
  • "L&T and Dell EMC join hands to roll-out modular smart building solutions" Dataquest 6:35 AM
  • "Dell promotes collaboration in the classroom with 4K Interactive Touch Monitors" Canadian Reviewer 6:36 AM
  • "HP, Philips help supply chains scrub 434 million tons of CO2" GreenBiz 6:36 AM
  • "HPI's Latest Thin Clients Include a Linux Version" eWeek 8:55 PM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) To Release Earnings" UK Market News 6:38 AM
  • "AMD Issues Guidance; Expects Q1 Revenue To Rise Approx. 18% YoY - Quick Facts" Nasdaq 4:33 PM
  • "AMD beats revenue expectations for Q4" ZDNet 5:40 PM
  • "Intel To Invest More Than $100M In Retail IoT" 8:52 AM
  • "Intel Posts Record Q4 2016 Quarterly Earnings; IoT Segment Sees Double Digit Growth" MobiPicker 6:38 AM
  • "Intel Promotes Aicha Evans" Converge! 6:39 AM
  • "Cisco Report Reveals Business Impact of Data Security" eWeek 5:19 PM
  • "Chinese chips are on their way" Fudzilla 6:37 AM
  • "Global Micro Server Market 2016 : IBM, Dell, HP, AMD, Oracle, Fujitsu" Net Dug Out 7:20 AM
  • "PC industry struts its stuff at the BETT 2017 educational technology exhibition" ZDNet 6:28 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Earnings & Live Blogs
  • "Apple Attracts New IPhone Fans as Existing Owners Await Upgrade" Bloomberg 9:42 PM
  • "Apple still acquires 15-20 companies per year, Cook says no size is too large to consider" AppleInsider 8:06 PM
  • "Apple sees light at end of tunnel in China as revenues stabilize on constant currency basis" AppleInsider 7:46 PM
  • "Apple Cash Hoard Tops $246 Billion, Enough to Buy 4.9 Billion Amazon Echo Dots" The Mac Observer 7:31 PM
  • "Tim Cook: The iPhone Hasn't Reached Tech Maturity, Has Room to Grow" The Mac Observer 6:30 PM
  • "Apple shares up 3% after company beats earnings expectations" TechCrunch 6:27 PM
  • "iPhone 7 turns around slowing sales for Apple: iPhone sales increased for the first time in a year." Engadget 5:33 PM
  • "Apple's record quarter by the numbers" Six Colors 5:26 PM
  • "Apple iPad decline continues with 19 percent drop in holiday quarter" AppleInsider 4:57 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone hits ASP of $695 in record-setting fiscal Q1" AppleInsider 4:58 PM
  • "Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2017 conference call" AppleInsider 4:59 PM
  • "Driven by its App Stores, Apple's 'Services' business explodes with $7.17 billion in revenue" AppleInsider 4:59 PM
  • "Apple Q1: Apple Pay users tripled, transaction volume up 500% YOY, Comcast adding support for bill payments" 9to5Mac 4:53 PM
  • "Apple sets revenue and iPhone sales records in Q1 of 2017: The iPad is still sliding, but most other things are off to a good start." Ars Technica 4:53 PM
  • "Apple ends losing streak with $78 billion quarter" CNNMoney 4:33 PM
  • "Apple Q1 2017 Results: $78.4 Billion Revenue, 78.3 Million iPhones, 13.1 Million iPads Sold" MacStories 3:58 PM
  • "Apple Holiday Quarter Earnings: What You Need to Know" Variety 3:56 PM
  • "Apple reveals record iPhone sales" Telegraph 3:56 PM
  • "Apple smashes expectations: record setting $78.4B in revenue on sales of 78.3M iPhones" AppleInsider 3:51 PM
  • "Apple delivers monster earnings as iPhone sales get back on track" BGR 3:42 PM
  • "Apple Beats Guidance with Record Revenue of $78.4B and EPS of $3.36" The Mac Observer 3:45 PM
  • "Apple shatters records with blockbuster Q1 2017 earnings" Cult of Mac 3:51 PM
  • "Apple (AAPL) Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" Seeking Alpha 8:10 PM
  • "MacDailyNews presents live notes from Apple's Q117 conference call" MacDailyNews 3:52 PM
  • "Live blog: Apple's fiscal year Q1 2017 earnings call" 9to5Mac 3:50 PM
  • "Apple Earnings Live Blog" TheStreet 3:39 PM
  • "Liveblog: Apple's record-breaking Q1 2017 earnings report" Cult of Mac 3:26 PM
  • "Liveblog: Apple's Q1 2017 earnings call happens at 5pm Eastern" Ars Technica 12:48 PM
  • "Earnings preview: Wall Street expects record $77.4B revenue in Apple's best quarter in history" AppleInsider 10:25 AM
  • "Apple's latest earnings are the first that will shed light on iPhone 7's success" CNBC Videos 7:21 AM
  • "Why this is an incredibly crucial quarter for Apple" CNBC Videos 7:01 AM
  • "Apple will break losing streak this quarter: Pro" CNBC Videos 6:59 AM
  • "Apple Expected to Return to Growth With Biggest Earnings Ever Today" MacRumors 6:40 AM
Industry News
  • "Is Wall Street starting to show Trump regret?" CNNMoney 12:17 PM
  • "Wall Street Ends January on Weak Note as Washington Division Deepens: It's day 12 in Trump's America and the shine of an outsider presidency has already worn off." TheStreet 4:22 PM
  • "Fox Business: Will the market selloff continue?" FOXBusiness 4:23 PM
  • "US STOCKS-S&P slips for 4th session as earnings, politics weigh" Nasdaq 4:23 PM
  • "Stocks fall as S&P 500 drops for 4th straight day" USA Today 4:24 PM
  • "Stocks Drop as Earnings Disappoint: Investors' risk-aversion grows amid political turmoil" [Paid Membership Required] 4:24 PM
  • "Nikkei hits 4-day low as Asian markets continue to slump" MarketWatch 6:47 AM
  • "Euro jumps after Trump adviser calls shared currency 'grossly undervalued'" MarketWatch 6:47 AM

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