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Wednesday Highlights: New York Times explains Apple's ability to survive and thrive "in a season of tech scandals"; Slate's feature investigates Apple News' ability to give exposure to publishers, but inability (thus far) to deliver the money; Tim Bajarin peers into Apple's future innovation; Ken Segall's article is must-read as he takes Apple to task over "needlessly complicated" iPhone naming scheme; Apple quickly fixes Safari search results after finding suggested results pointed to debunked conspiracy theories; Google backtracks on Chrome's auto sign-in after outcry; here's a list of known bugs in Mojave; Mark Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, talks Apple on CNBC; Nate Lanxon's Apple Watch awoke him at 3AM with a serious heart alert; iPhone screen time controls already being bypassed by kids as young as 7; CNNMoney, Ars Technica review Apple Watch Series 4; Macworld benchmarks iPhone XS and XS Max.

  • "How Apple Is Using M&A to Catch Up to Rivals in Artificial Intelligence: The tech giant has made 11 artificial-intelligence-related acquisitions in the last five years, according to CB Insights."  TheStreet 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone X Ain't a Blockbuster...And That's OK"  Barron's 10:25 AM
  • "Apple: A Value That Goes Beyond iPhones/Apple's stock has a lot more going for it than just the hit iPhone X, and the market has yet to fully appreciate it." Kiplinger 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Is Ready to Ditch the Mac: History and advertising highlight how iOS is poised to replace macOS."  PC Magazine 8:01 AM
  • "Apple's original video team adds another TV veteran" Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Apple to iPhone, Mac users: Here's why our data gathering doesn't invade your privacy/Apple explains how it can tell, say, which emojis users type into iPhones without seeing which users typed them."  ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Update Now Available" MacTrast 7:52 AM
  • "Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update" Maintain 7:54 AM
  • "Google Removes Chrome Apps Section From the Chrome Browser Web Store" MacRumors 8:02 AM
  • "Google releases Chrome 63 for Windows, Android, Linux and Mac – here's what's new" MSPoweruser 8:33 AM
  • "Getting Ready to Update to Final Cut Pro X 10.4: Always make a backup of important files." FCPXtv 10:07 AM
  • "How to Avoid Getting Tracked as You Browse the Web" Gizmodo 8:17 AM
  • "A Simple Numbers Lookup Example" MacMost 10:20 AM
  • "What can Apple learn from its terrible week of bugs?"  Macworld 8:03 AM
Press Releases
  • "BricsCAD BIM 18—In Gent A New Power Is Rising in the BIM World" Architosh 7:55 AM
  • "BIM6x Announces Revit Families and Revit Geometry Exchange Add-on for ARCHICAD" Architosh 7:54 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple TV's Amazon Video App Has A Problem" ["While the video side of the app might be working nicely, though, the audio side definitely is not. For bizarrely it's currently only outputting sound in PCM stereo."]  Forbes 7:58 AM
  • "Amazon made a bad Prime Video port for Apple TV and it needs a do-over"  iMore 11:04 AM
  • "Construction of first Vienna Apple store accelerating ahead of rumored January opening" AppleInsider 7:40 PM
  • "Man-in-the-middle flaw left smartphone banking apps vulnerable: Flaw in certificate pinning uncovered by researchers exposed customers of a number of high-profile banks to man-in-the-middle attacks on both iOS and Android devices" ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "Apple's health boss leaves for new start-up, fulfilling a promise he made to his sick sister: Former Gliimpse founder Anil Sethi is leaving Apple's health tech division to found a new start-up called Ciitizen." CNBC 10:43 AM
  • "Smartphone health apps miss some daily activity of users" Eurekalert 8:06 AM
  • "University study shows iPhones can miss 21% of your steps – but half of it is your fault" 9to5Mac 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Is Leading a Revolution in Office Chairs: The Pacific, from British star designers Barber & Osgerby, reveals a changing Silicon Valley." Bloomberg 8:19 AM
  • "Apple reveals 2017"s most popular apps, music, movies and more" Apple 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's Best of the App Store in 2017: Calm, Splitter Critters, Affinity Photo and The Witness" MacRumors 8:04 AM
  • "iPhone Remains Flickr's Most Popular Camera in 2017 Ahead of Canon and Nikon" MacRumors 10:11 AM
  • "The iPhone remains the most popular camera on Flickr, and it's not even close" BGR 8:02 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "YouTube to Launch New Music Subscription Service in March" Bloomberg 9:39 PM
  • "Net neutrality protests happening at Verizon stores nationwide today" BGR 7:23 PM
  • "Net neutrality protests happening at Verizon stores nationwide today" BGR 3:24 PM
  • "Rage against the FCC: Musicians say killing net neutrality threatens art" Mashable 2:04 PM
  • "China's Xiaomi rolls out two low price phones it hopes will vault it to top spot in India" South China Morning Post 8:38 AM
  • "If you think the $999 iPhone X is expensive, check out LG's new $1,800 smartphone" CNBC 8:36 AM
  • "Apple's Big Trust Issue, Amazon Prime Video's Launch Timing -TMO Daily Observations 2017-12-07" The Mac Observer 12:55 PM
  • "Apple planning LCD iPhone with a metal case for 2018: source/Move aimed at avoiding over-reliance on Samsung and helps other Asian suppliers" Nikkei 8:11 AM
  • "Apple is planning to launch a larger 6.3-inch iPhone with same screen as iPhone X: Report" CNBC 8:18 AM
  • "LG Display says OLED supply for iPhone X not finalized: LG Display said the supply deal for organic light-emitting diode panels to Apple's iPhone X has not been settled, in response to industry speculation on a possible deal." The Investor 8:26 AM
  • "Apple's iMac Pro model number pegged as 'A1862' ahead of expected Dec. launch"  AppleInsider 9:37 AM
  • "Zero-day iOS HomeKit vulnerability allowed remote access to smart accessories including locks, fix rolling out" 9to5Mac 3:24 PM
  • "iOS HomeKit Zero Day Lets Attackers Remotely Access Your Smart Home" The Mac Observer 3:56 PM
  • "Apple Fixed iOS 11.2 Vulnerability That Allowed Unauthorized Access to HomeKit Devices" MacRumors 3:59 PM
  • "HomeKit is the latest Apple product to have a serious security flaw" BGR 6:48 PM
  • "Qualcomm Could Reduce Apple Dependence With New Chip" Investopedia 8:19 AM
  • "Is an iOS 11 jailbreak just over the horizon?" iDownload Blog 8:18 AM
  • "Houdini 'semi-jailbreak' for iOS 10.x released" iDownload Blog 8:18 AM
  • "Windows is gaining on iOS in the education market: Sales of Windows notebooks and tablets is growing in the US and international education markets, but Chromebook shipments are still strong and growing in the US." ZDNet 11:04 AM
  • "Apple patent filing involves 'detecting activity by a wheelchair user" Apple World Today 8:12 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "9" iPad Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:50 AM

  • "Review: Moshi's USB-C digital audio adapter with charging is useful but also huge" 9to5Google 8:26 AM
  • "Jaybird Run true wireless headphones review: This AirPod competitor packs great sound at a great price" Macworld 1:00 PM
  • "Review: Belkin Pocket Power 5K Portable Power Bank" iLounge 3:30 PM
  • "Review: VIZIO M50-E1 4K HDR SmartCast Display – A Perfect Match for the Apple TV 4K" MacTrast 8:05 AM
  • "A look at several Case-Mate, Silk cases for the iPhone X" Apple World Today 7:50 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Video: hands on with Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV" iDownload Blog 3:25 PM
  • "Newton Mail now has a standalone Calendar companion app and it's lovely" iMore 8:17 AM
  • "'Reigns: Her Majesty' Review - This Queen Reigns Supreme" Touch Arcade 8:08 AM
  • "Game Day: Reigns: Her Majesty" MacStories 8:05 AM
  • "How to make the most of Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV" AppleInsider 7:36 PM
  • "How to Use the One Handed Keyboard on iPhone" OS X Daily 3:25 PM
  • "How to downgrade your device to iOS 11.1.2 before Apple's signing window closes" iDownload Blog 1:00 PM
  • "Kill annoying alerts! Here's how to turn off notifications on an iPhone" Digital Trends 8:47 AM
  • "How to Add a Virtual Home Button to iPhone X" PC Magazine 8:37 AM
  • "How to use Workflow for iOS when you don't know where to start" iMore 8:36 AM
  • "The quickest way to use emoji on the iPhone or iPad" iMore 8:08 AM
  • "How to shoot 4K Videos in up to 60 fps with the iPhone X" Apple World Today 7:50 AM
  • "iOS: Lock iPhone Apps to Keep People From Snooping" The Mac Observer 6:01 PM
  • "The iPhone X is the iPhone I've Been Dreaming About" The Mac Observer 6:57 PM
  • "The future: the Mac and iPad will merge and run Apple OS" Apple World Today 6:03 PM
  • "The Apple iPhone X is so 2017; rumors swirl about possible 2018 models" Digital Trends 3:24 PM
  • "Apple is first to make tech fantastic, says Apple exec/Commentary: In an apparent swipe at Samsung, Apple's Greg Joswiak explains that being first to 'a general idea' doesn't matter."  CNET 3:23 PM
  • "Is Samsung-Apple Competition Spilling into a New World?" Market Realist 8:19 AM
  • "Liquidmetal? Apple supplier experimenting with metal case for 6.1-inch LCD iPhone for 2018" MacDailyNews 8:12 AM
  • "Face-ile arguments: Getting it wrong about Face ID" Macworld 8:03 AM
  • "Apple VP Greg Joswiak defends iPhone X notch as one of the company's most impressive pieces of tech" 9to5Mac 8:02 AM
  • "Why Has Bitcoin's Price Gone Up So Fast?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:29 PM
  • "How killing net neutrality will hurt online protests and free speech" Mashable 11:15 AM
  • "Tile Is the Worst Tech Stocking Stuffer" Gizmodo 8:54 AM
  • "Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: Chinese all-screen phone is an affordable iPhone X alternative" ZDNet 8:36 AM
  • "Why Amazon and Google just can't get along: Amazon Prime Video finally arrives on Apple TV, but don't hold your breath for Chromecast support." TechHive 8:03 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Catalyst Impact Protection Case for iPhone X" iLounge 3:59 PM
  • "SiriusXM releases new app bringing streaming radio service to Apple TV users" 9to5Mac 3:25 PM
  • "SiriusXM Now Available on Apple TV" iClarified 5:51 PM
  • "Launchpad live loops app gets a big makeover" Cult of Mac 3:24 PM
  • "Honda to Introduce 3E Robotics Concept at CES 2018" PRNewswire 8:08 AM
  • "Honeywell Lyric™ Controller Home Security System Compatible With Apple® HomeKit™" PRNewswire 8:08 AM
  • "planetRE Adds Apple iCloud Calendar® Synch to Socialite CRM: Apple Desktop and iPhone® users can now synch multiple calendar events to the CRM automatically." PRNewswire 8:08 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft rolls out Windows Template Studio 1.5" Neowin 7:17 AM
  • "That once secret Microsoft Outings app is now live on iOS and Android" OnMSFT 7:34 AM
  • "Microsoft dashes last hope for Windows 10 Mobile fans" MSPoweruser 7:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Brings OneDrive's New Look Out of Beta on Android" Thurrott 11:31 AM
  • "Surface Pro with Advanced LTE gets its first firmware updates" Neowin 12:21 PM
  • "Windows is gaining on iOS in the education market" ZDNet 3:54 PM
  • "Microsoft Whiteboard adds 'digital canvas' collaboration to Windows 10: The launch of the company's Whiteboard public preview for Surface devices is a 'step in the right direction' for a more modern and natural style of collaboration, analyst says." Computerworld New Zealand 6:49 PM
  • "Microsoft's new foldable device patent shows interesting camera tech" Neowin 5:52 PM
  • "Microsoft's Foldable Phone Shows Up Again in New Patents" Thurrott 5:52 PM
  • "Microsoft introduces Simplygon Cloud 3D object optimization for AR and VR" TechCrunch 5:52 PM
  • "Microsoft reveals Simplygon Cloud to aid Mixed Reality development" Neowin 5:52 PM
  • "Dell Technologies' PC, servers, networking revenue strong in Q3" ZDNet 7:23 AM
  • "Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (2017) review: A slick 2-in-1 that needs more juice" CNET 7:26 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 (2017) Review: A Beautiful And Impressively Quiet Convertible" HotHardware 11:31 AM
  • "IEDM 2017: Intel unveils 10nm technology" ZDNet 3:05 PM
  • "Intel ME Flaws Not Perfectly Fixed: Gives Attackers 'God Mode' on a Vulnerable Machine" WCCFTech 11:36 AM
  • "Kata Containers Project launches to secure container infrastructure" ZDNet 11:51 AM
  • "The hottest A.I. event of the year shows start-ups in a frantic race against Intel and Google" CNBC 10:26 AM
  • "Oracle Earnings Preview: A '90s 'Original Gangster' Has Tough Transition From Legacy Dbase Business To Cloud" Seeking Alpha 7:34 AM
  • "Cisco Systems To Present At Barclays Conference; Webcast At 2:00 PM ET" Nasdaq 12:08 PM
  • "Raspberry Pi-powered 'Pip' smashes $30,000 Kickstarter target: Device is a Nintendo Switch for aspiring coders and hackers" The Inquirer 7:18 AM
  • "Snapdragon 845 specs show a chip ARMed for VR and AI performance: Harder, faster, better, stronger and in time for Samsung's Galaxy S9" The Inquirer 7:18 AM
  • "TSMC Aims for a $20 Billion Investment for 3nm Chip Production — Looking to Secure Partners Early" WCCFTech 10:50 AM
  • "'Seismic shift' in H-1B visa program could mean trouble for tech" GeekWire 3:01 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Is at a Make or Break Moment Right Now"  TheStreet 10:45 AM
  • "Apple suppliers gain after Broadcom hint on iPhone" Reuters 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Suppliers: Why Their Stocks Fell on December 6" Market Realist 8:17 AM
  • "These Are the Apple Supplier Stocks to Own for 2018: Since Apple pushed back the release of the iPhone X to November, these suppliers will enjoy sustained wireless revenue growth well into the new year." TheStreet 10:43 AM
Industry News
  • "General Electric's Jobs Cuts Show Focus on Cost Savings for 2018: GE shares rose slightly after announcing job cuts as part of its restructuring plan." TheStreet 5:54 PM
  • "Bitcoin tops 16,000, and its $270B market value tops Home Depot" USA Today 12:07 PM
  • "Wall Street rising: Facebook, Alphabet, Lululemon gain" FOXBusiness 5:55 PM
  • "What Happened in the Stock Market Today" Motley Fool 5:55 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb as Boeing, Industrial Shares Rise: Shares of tech companies extend gains through a third consecutive session" [Paid Membership Required] 5:57 PM
  • "Nikkei jumps as other Asian markets try to recover from Wednesday selloff" MarketWatch 7:31 AM
  • "European stocks rise as betting shares catch a bid" MarketWatch 7:31 AM

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