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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, Samsung Need to Dazzle in a Slow Market: Smaller players will shine in Barcelona next week as they fight for faster-growing emerging markets" [Paid Membership Required] 1:37 PM
  • "Samsung is now taking the second Apple v. Samsung patent case to the Supreme Court"  Foss Patents 6:55 AM
  • "Apple reportedly pays big bucks to buy, shut down The company recently bought the rights to the domain, which was previously held by an Asian social networking site." CNET 6:55 AM
  • "Apple is expanding its Seattle offices to focus on AI and machine learning" The Verge 7:07 AM
  • "A world free of charging cables? It's all up to Apple: Wireless charging sounds like a great idea. Too bad a chaotic number of different players and technologies keep muddling it up for everyone."  CNET 7:23 AM
  • "Apple extending Seattle footprint with new offices dedicated to AI and machine learning" VentureBeat 9:15 PM
  • "Dangerous New Mac Ransomware Targets Software Pirates" Forbes 9:25 AM
  • "Cloudflare Security Bug Exposed Data from 3,400 Websites" MacTrast 7:57 AM
  • "Month in Review: Apple Security in February 2017" Intego 12:38 PM
Press Releases
  • "SmallCubed Mail Act-On" iLounge 5:07 PM
  • "How to back up via a network without using Time Machine: Time Machine isn't the only way to back up your Mac. Here are a few alternatives." Macworld 7:09 AM
  • "Can iTunes do...? Sometimes the answer is no: Kirk McElhearn works hard to answer your toughest questions about iTunes, Apple Music, and the iOS Music app. But there are times when there are no answers." Macworld 7:09 AM
  • "How to master macOS whois command basics" TechRepublic 3:06 PM
  • "How to speed up your Time Machine backups" iMore 9:25 AM
  • "Every Included Mac App In About 3 Minutes" MacMost 12:29 PM
  • "How to make macOS Sierra's Safari show the full address for websites" Apple World Today 6:59 AM
  • "iOS for consumers, macOS for professionals" OSNews 5:42 PM
  • "A Handful Of Useful Mac Apps" TeraTalks 9:01 AM
  • "Apple's WebGPU Standard Proposal—Aiming at Common Access to Explicit Graphics" Architosh 8:03 AM
Press Releases
  • "Block Websites Mac with All-new Cisdem AppCrypt 3.5, 20% Off" Cisdem 8:10 AM
  • "Flower Pot: AmigaOS 4 install tool for Windows and macOS" OSNews 7:24 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone Screen Repairs By Third Parties Now Get Some Warranty Coverage" The Mac Observer 7:30 PM
  • "Third-party iPhone screen repairs no longer void warranty, Apple says" AppleInsider 7:31 PM
  • "After Bendgate Apple Now Faces Meltgate" Forbes 7:02 AM
  • "Apple looking into reports iPhone 7 exploded while owner was asleep" Telegraph 6:59 AM
  • "Apple Is Investigating An iPhone 7 Plus That Caught On Fire" Forbes 6:54 AM
  • "Apple 'Looking Into' Exploding iPhone 7 After Smoking Hot Video Goes Viral" Gizmodo 7:00 AM
  • "Apple Music just released an album made on an iPhone" Computerworld 9:14 AM
  • "8 Steve Jobs Patents That Changed Our World" Apple Must 11:00 AM
  • "Happy Birthday, Steve Jobs! 4 Inspirational Lessons to Celebrate the Innovative CEO." Entrepreneur 7:21 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Would Have Been 62 Today While MacRumors Turns 17" MacRumors 7:08 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook marks Steve Jobs's 62nd birthday on Twitter" AppleInsider 9:43 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Happy birthday, Steve Jobs!" Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "FCC to halt rule that protects your private data from security breaches" Ars Technica 3:06 PM
  • "Amazon considering office suite to pilfer enterprise customers from Microsoft, Google" AppleInsider 12:38 PM
  • "Wix has acquired DeviantArt, which may let artists license their work for the site builder" The Verge 11:31 AM
  • "Twitter is locking accounts that swear at famous people" The Verge 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft hasn't turned a phone into a PC just yet" The Verge 7:43 AM
  • "Google apologizes for issue that reset some Wifi and OnHub routers" VentureBeat 6:59 AM
  • "Google is bringing Allo to desktops, but maybe it should kill some other apps first" The Next Web 7:03 AM
  • "Android Can't Compete With iMessage. Google Is Changing That" Wired 6:54 AM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 108 | Red iPhone 7 rumors, iPhone 8 'revolutionary' 3D camera, Apple Park & Steve Jobs Theater" 9to5Mac 1:15 PM
  • "Amazon's Echo First Amendment Rights Fight -TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-24" The Mac Observer 1:10 PM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' rumors, a rumored iPad event, and which W1 headphones to get" AppleInsider 7:43 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Episode 34: In this episode we talk wth Charlie Austin. Charlie is a trailer editor from L. A. Charlie uses both FCP and Premiere for his job. We talk about what a trailer editor actually does, how he uses Final Cut Pro X in his workflow as well as a bit about coffee, Premiere, Protools, and iMovie." FCPRadio 7:23 AM
  • "iPad supply chain makers likely to report disappointing 1Q17 sales" DigiTimes 7:09 AM
  • "10.5-Inch and 12.9-Inch iPads May Not Ship Until May or June" MacRumors 7:09 AM
  • "Rumor: 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models might not arrive until May" AppleInsider 7:09 AM
  • "Apple says it fixed the unexpected iPhone 6/6s shutdown issue for some users" BGR 7:00 AM
  • "Apple: iOS 10.2.1 has substantially reduced iPhone 6, 6s shutdown issues" iDownload Blog 7:04 AM
  • "Why New iPhone Features May Force Supply Chain Reshuffle" [Video Report] Bloomberg 7:03 AM
  • "Apple cut ties with server vendor after potential security issues were found" 9to5Mac 7:10 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Base Model To Have 64GB Internal Storage, Bye Bye 32GB Variant" Tech Times 7:22 AM
  • "The iPhone 8's upcoming 3D FaceTime camera could make selfies great again" BGR 5:14 PM
  • "Apple iPhone supplier TSMC on track to ship 10nm chips in this quarter, 'expand rapidly'" AppleInsider 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Extended its MacBook Pro Anti-Reflective Coating Repair Program" MacRumors 9:43 AM
  • "Apple extending coverage of Retina MacBook displays with 'Staingate' issue" 9to5Mac 12:37 PM
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

  • "Watch this 3D X-ray of the AirPods composited from 900 different images" 9to5Mac 2:52 PM
  • "Review: Mophie Juice Pack Air battery case for iPhone 7 w/ Qi wireless charging base" 9to5Mac 11:19 AM
  • "Review: LaCie Bolt3 Thunderbolt 3 Drive" Bare Feats 9:18 AM
  • "Beats X headphones review: Apple's AirPod alternatives" Telegraph 6:59 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Enjoy Outdoors Activities With These Top 5 iPhone Apps" The Mac Observer 4:42 PM
  • "Record Bird Is Apple Music's Missing Discovery Tool for New Releases" MacStories 9:25 AM
  • "Hidden Folks Review: A cute and whimsical Where's Waldo for the digital age" iMore 11:31 AM
  • "How to selectively back up app data over iCloud" iMore 2:18 PM
  • "5 stock iOS widgets to keep your day on track" Cult of Mac 12:38 PM
  • "How to Turn On Private Browsing in Android and iOS" Digital Trends 9:10 AM
  • "How to configure VPN access on your iPhone or iPad" iMore 8:39 AM
  • "Using the iPad for: Taking notes and planning" Matt Gemmell 8:38 AM
  • "15 iMessage Tips and Tricks All iPhone Users Need to Know" AppAdvice 1:39 PM
  • "How to cancel an App Store subscription using your iPad or iPhone" AppleInsider 12:38 PM
  • "Everything you need to know about Verizon's Unlimited plan" iMore 12:37 PM
  • "This Quiz Will Reveal Which Messaging App You Should Use" BuzzFeed 11:41 AM
  • "Three steps to make managing passwords easier" PCWorld 7:10 AM
  • "Apple to win an Oscar in 2023 - analyst"  Reuters 5:32 PM
  • "Apple and Silicon Valley Struggle to Navigate Trump's Waters" The Mac Observer 5:05 PM
  • "Adventures in Siri failures: Reminders edition" Six Colors 9:25 AM
  • "Apple Glasses: Goodbye, Freaks; Hello Fashion" Mac360 8:38 AM
  • "How The iPad Can Replace The Mac" Mac360 8:07 AM
  • "On The Insecurities Of Text Messages" NoodleMac 7:56 AM
  • "Comment: The need for perspective when iPhones (and other devices) catch fire" 9to5Mac 7:30 AM
  • "Will Apple add facial recognition or iris scanning to the next iPhone? Rumors abound how Apple could take the next step past Touch ID when it comes to securing our phones." Macworld 7:09 AM
  • "Amazon Goes with First Amendment to Protect Alexa Recordings" The Mac Observer 7:09 PM
  • "Report: Why the big challenges in AI aren't close to being solved" TechRepublic 3:06 PM
  • "To Tweet Is Human, to Delete Divine" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:49 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to have more power in our lives, and we should resist"  Recode 12:38 PM
  • "Trump's FCC Pick Is Threatening the Jobs His Boss Promised America" Backchannel 11:19 AM
  • "Google Daydream View: The smart person's guide" TechRepublic 9:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Coming February 25: Gene Steinberg meets Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, and The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 8:00 PM
  • "Linea sketching app for iPad updated with new Apple Pencil features, Presentation Mode, more" 9to5Mac 1:15 PM
  • "Jeep unveils 2017 Compass with CarPlay as Porsche shows off Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid with Apple Watch integration" 9to5Mac 11:12 AM
  • "PrimaveraReader available on iOS platform" prMac 9:43 AM
  • "iTunes Remote App gets Two-Factor Authentication Support" The Mac Observer 9:01 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Windows update: Major new redesign coming this year, company confirms" Belfast Telegraph 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows set for a makeover" News Talk 8:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Hosts Successful Conference On Digital Transformation" Jamaica Gleaner 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Phone release date, news & update: Poor performance of Windows mobile operating system a cause of worry" International Business Times 8:05 AM
  • "As Windows 10 Creators Update nears completion, new build focuses on fixes: Lots is fixed, but some strange glitches persist." Ars Technica 8:08 PM
  • "Big Data news: University of Texas pulls plug on IBM Big Data project" IT PRO 7:59 AM
  • "Welcome to IBM Watson's Internet of Things HQ, where the office is an ecosystem and AI is 'augmented intelligence'" The Drum 7:58 AM
  • "No silver lining in the cloud for HP Enterprise as revenues slump 10pc" SiliconRepublic 7:57 AM
  • "Personal Computer sales dip 15% in 2016; HP furthers its lead" India Info Line 7:56 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise earnings were a mess: HPE stock downgraded, analysts call report 'ugly' and 'messy' after sales fall short and earnings guidance is slashed" MarketWatch 1:15 PM
  • "HP Enterprise cuts full-year profit forecast, shares slide" The Star: Malaysia 7:56 AM
  • "HP Inc. Surged To A New High On Better Than Expected Q1 Earnings" RTTNews 7:56 AM
  • "Complete List Of AMD AM4 Motherboards For AMD Ryzen, Asrock, Gigabyte, Asus, Biostar, MSI AMD AM4 Motherboards" SegmentNext 7:51 AM
  • "AMD's Upcoming Ryzen Processor Overclocked, Scores A New World Record In Cinebench" Digital Trends 2:18 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen CPU pushed beyond 5.2GHz on all 8 cores (Video)" Hexus 7:50 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Complete Lineup Prices Revealed, From High-end to Entry Level" SegmentNext 7:50 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen's Six-Core, Four-Core Ryzen 5 Processors To Launch In Q2 2017" SegmentNext 7:50 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen UK release date: Find out pre-order price, and benchmarks" Express UK 7:49 AM
  • "Research Corner: New research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle: Magic Quadrant, Market Guide and Invest Insight" Gartner 7:42 AM
  • "Cisco Ex-CEO Addresses Trump Era's Looser Rules" Investopedia 3:19 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Former US Vice President Gore Sells $29Mln in Apple Stock" Sputnik News 9:15 PM
  • "IBM And Apple: The Truth About Buffett's Technology Buys" Forbes 11:18 AM
  • "The $9 billion case against Tesla and why investors are betting against Amazon, Apple and Chipotle" Barron's 7:22 AM
  • "Apple Rally Threatens to End Brief Stock Picker Renaissance" Bloomberg 7:03 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow posts 11th straight record; S&P 500 sees fifth straight weekly gain: Dow's 11-day streak of records is longest since 1987" MarketWatch 4:08 PM
  • "Dow Extends Record-Breaking Streak Into Day Eleven in Final Seconds of Trading: The Dow Jones Industrial Average extends its record-breaking streak on Friday in a nail-biting end of the day." TheStreet 4:08 PM
  • "Wall Street Edges Higher, Dow Extends Winning Streak" Reuters 4:07 PM
  • "Investors Seeking Yield Buoy Utility Stocks: Major indexes spent most of the session in the red before a buying spree in the last half hour of trading drove shares higher" [Paid Membership Required] 4:07 PM
  • "Asian markets dip as investors cash out after dovish Fed minutes: Stocks pull back as U.S. fiscal stimulus seems farther off" MarketWatch 7:58 AM
  • "German DAX falls nearly 2% as Trump tax-policy doubts lift euro: Vivendi chairman under investigation in Italy, reports say" MarketWatch 7:58 AM

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