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Weekend Highlights: Analyst Toni Sacconaghi thinks Netflix pulling out of App Store transaction fees is but the first shoe to drop as others will follow suit—meaning Apple's services segment is facing headwinds; research at Zacks suggests diversification of Apple's operations in China will help iPhone struggles; Apple among companies facing complaint in Austria for failure to comply with EU's GDPR; Apple management no longer supports Nvidia in macOS?; Jonny Evans breaks down the industry-wide smartphone slowdown; Foxconn cuts 50,000 jobs in China; data broker, Acxiom, supports Tim Cook's privacy regulation call; facial recognition now being used on birds; Apple to revive iPod touch and iPad mini?

  • "Apple's iPhone 7 Plus was the second-best selling phone in China last year"  CNBC 7:57 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Gave Apple Inroads to China Last Year" 24/7 Wall St. 8:10 AM
  • "Why Apple could buck the trend as Windows 10 PC sales struggle: Sales of Apple Mac computers appear to have risen in 2017 whilst the majority of Windows PCs have seen a decline, suggests latest report."  Express UK 8:37 AM
  • "Apple is getting very, very serious about enterprise IT" Computerworld 10:42 AM
  • "China consumer group seeks answers from Apple about slowing iPhones"  Reuters 8:24 PM
  • "iPhone slow and batteries: What's going on with Apple's batteries, and how to get them replaced"  The Independent 8:37 AM
  • "MaMi malware targets Mac OS X DNS settings" ZDNet 8:00 AM
  • "2017: A Year in Moving Images" 8:05 AM
  • "How to Add AirDrop to Dock on Mac for Rapid Access" OS X Daily 1:28 PM
  • "How to Do More With Apple's Photos App: Part 3" Envato Tuts+ 8:05 AM
  • "A Primer on CDEs (Common Data Environments) for Architects" Architosh 10:57 AM
Press Releases
  • "Apple's WebKit Team Releases Speedometer 2.0 for Browser Engineers" The Mac Observer 5:18 PM
  • "Utility that allows favicons in Safari's tab bar updated with new fixes and features" 9to5Mac 12:05 PM
  • "MacOS Metal games: The Definitive List" Mac Gamer HQ 8:06 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Analyst: Apple's iOS Economy Could Hit Half A Trillion Dollars in 2019" PC Magazine 8:43 PM
  • "Trump: The iPhone will be built in Wisconsin"  FierceWireless 4:36 PM
  • "On Apple emoji's 10th anniversary, the intern who designed them tells all" The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "iOS App Store will be bigger than entire worldwide movie industry sometime this year" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "App Store Revenue to Outpace Global Movie Industry in 2018" The Mac Observer 3:54 PM
  • "Apple and Tencent Reach Deal to Let WeChat Users Dole Out Tips: Tipping function was suspended last year after a dispute between Apple and Tencent on the terms" [Paid Membership Required] 8:12 AM
  • "Tencent and Apple Make Peace over Tipping in WeChat" PC Magazine 8:42 PM
  • "The Vikings-Saints game was so crazy, Apple Watches told fans they might be having heart attacks"  BGR 12:05 PM
  • "Apple and Tim Cook Honor the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." MacRumors 7:56 AM
  • "New iPad Pro ads puts the spotlight on its augmented reality feature and the Apple Pencil" Canadian Reviewer 8:06 AM
  • "Apple shows off ARKit and note-taking in new iPad Pro ads" Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Introduced the MacBook Air Exactly 10 Years Ago Today" MacRumors 11:15 AM
  • "Steve Jobs changed the future of laptops 10 years ago today" The Verge 11:15 AM
  • "10 years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air" iMore 11:15 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: MacBook Air becomes 'world's thinnest notebook'" Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Nest's co-founder helped design this crazy concept smartwatch" The Verge 4:09 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's former mentor has spent a week attacking Facebook for becoming 'toxic'" Business Insider 8:21 AM
  • "Some Pixel 2 XL screens are actually good" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "Alexa will one day be able to tell you what it thinks about movies and beer" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "Managing Messages, Voice Assistants, APFS, and Quasi-Mesh -Mac Geek Gab 692" The Mac Observer 6:26 PM
  • "006: Accidental missile alert, MacBook Air turns 10, CarPlay hits more trucks Daily" 9to5Mac 5:19 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Asst. Dir. of Operations at NWRDC John Welch" The Mac Observer 4:21 PM
  • "MacBook Pro Refresh Expectations, iPad Pro in Education -TMO Daily Observations 2018-01-15" The Mac Observer 1:22 PM
  • "This year CES seemed to be all about Alexa but Siri is still going strong with HomeKit." The MT Show 1:21 PM
  • "CES Unveiled -Blink Adds a Video Doorbell To Their Security Camera Line" MacVoices 3:54 PM
  • "CES Unveiled -raboo Improves on Smart Charging for iOS Devices" MacVoices 7:54 AM
  • "Apple to give more MacBook orders to Foxconn in 2018" DigiTimes 7:58 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Reportedly Won't See Any Major Upgrades in 2018" MacRumors 7:58 AM
  • "Report says no major MacBook Pro upgrade is coming this year" BGR 7:59 AM
  • "This could be why some Apple iPhone batteries are exploding" phoneArena 8:39 AM
  • "What to Do If Your iPad Gets Disabled Through Too Many Passcode Entries" TidBITS 4:08 PM
  • "Why does Facebook keep crashing on my iPhone or iPad?" Metro UK 8:38 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:49 AM

  • "Hands-on with Satechi's dual iPhone & Apple Watch charging stand" iDownload Blog 8:14 AM
  • "Satechi's 75W USB-C charger can power your MacBook Pro and 3 additional devices" iDownload Blog 8:14 AM
  • "Review: Shinola Canfield Over-Ear Headphones" iLounge 4:09 PM
  • "Hands-on with Kohler's HomeKit shower and faucet" iDownload Blog 8:14 AM
  • "iHome iAVS16B review: This smart bedside clock radio gets Alexa in the mix" TechHive 7:57 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Weather Now, a Gorgeous, Informative Weather App for iOS" The Mac Observer 6:01 PM
  • "How to type Slack-style keyboard emoji on Mac" Cult of Mac 1:20 PM
  • "How to watch video on your iPhone" iMore 12:05 PM
  • "How To Get iPhone X UI, Gestures, Lock Screen On Any Old iPhone Model" Redmond Pie 11:15 AM
  • "Juke the nuke: How to make sure emergency broadcasts & AMBER alerts on your iOS/Android phone are enabled" phoneArena 8:36 AM
  • "The simple fix to solve your iPhone storage problem" The New Daily 8:38 AM
  • "These cool tricks will help you up your drag and drop game on iOS 11" iMore 8:05 AM
  • "Everyone Slams Apple Over iPhone Battery Problems" Forbes 8:24 PM
  • "Apple Pay Progress: Gas pumps, ATMs, person-to-person, more"  9to5Mac 12:26 PM
  • "MacBook Air at 10: The definitive laptop of our era" Six Colors 8:20 PM
  • "The MacBook Air: A Decade's Worth of Legacy"  MacStories 8:41 AM
  • "Is Your iPad Being Throttled? Short Answer Is No" Tech Times 8:37 AM
  • "Comment: As app-based 'Open Banking' hits UK, USA is likely follow suit" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Does it matter that Apple cast no shadow on CES?" Apple 3.0 7:56 AM
  • "TV Technology: No 'Catch-All' for Low End and High End Gaming" Low End Mac 8:24 PM
  • "Beyond Spectre & Meltdown CPU Bugs" Monday Note 8:05 AM
  • "Facebook is done with quality journalism. Deal with it." Monday Note 8:05 AM
  • "All we are is dust in the algorithm." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:49 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple offers ways to 'Serve Your Community' along with other MLK focused content" 9to5Mac 4:09 PM
  • "Perfect power bank for your iPhone X/8 and MacBook" ZDNet 12:37 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of January 15: iMazing, Mail, Facetime, and YouTube" The MUG Center 7:59 AM
  • "Longtime holdout Toyota finally embraces CarPlay" Cult of Mac 12:26 PM
  • "Attainable Premium, Actualized: All-New 2019 Toyota Avalon Beams Effortless Sophistication, Style, and Exhilaration at the 2018 North American International Auto Show" ["Standard Entune 3.0 with WiFi Hotspot, Qi Wireless Charging, Toyota Remote Connect with Smartwatch and Amazon Alexa Connectivity, and Apple CarPlay"] PRNewswire 7:58 AM
  • "Epson Launches New OmniLink Multifunction POS Receipt Printer" PRNewswire 7:58 AM
  • "Piano Chords and Scales 3.0 for iOS - Major Upgrade Available" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "WaterField's Bolt Briefcase can fill a variety of needs" Apple World Today 7:50 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Meltdown-Spectre: More businesses warned off patching over stability issues" ZDNet 8:52 AM
  • "Malwarebytes warns that fake Meltdown and Spectre patches are being used to spread Smoke Loader malware" BetaNews 8:54 AM
  • "List of Links: BIOS Updates for the Meltdown and Spectre Patches" Bleeping Computer 9:17 AM
  • "Will Microsoft Take Cryptocurrency For Media Ad Buys?" MediaDailyNews 9:32 AM
  • "Microsoft to stop Windows 10 upgrade for Windows 8.1 as mainstream support ends" V3 9:33 AM
  • "Windows 10 users are disturbed, but Microsoft's new Insider build will fix that" The Inquirer 9:32 AM
  • "Still using Windows 8.1? You're on your own now" Digital Trends 9:31 AM
  • "Microsoft is shutting down its free upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 in 24 hours" PCWorld 8:45 AM
  • "Qualcomm claims desktop apps will not impact Windows on ARM's 'unbelievable battery life'" MSPoweruser 8:46 PM
  • "Artificial Intelligence Empowers Designers In IBM, Tommy Hilfiger And FIT Collaboration" Forbes 9:25 AM
  • "IBM kills Global Technology and Global Business Services: it's all 'IBM Services' now" The Register 3:56 PM
  • "Tech Mahindra helping clients migrate workload to IBM 'POWER9' chips" The Economic Times 9:25 AM
  • "Which companies are using Watson's big data and analytics to power their business?" Computerworld UK 9:25 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 15 Preview" Tweekers 9:22 AM
  • "AMD vs. Intel: Who Will Win the CPU War in 2018?" The Motley Fool 3:56 PM
  • "Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data source" Associated Press 3:55 PM
  • "Intel promises more transparency about Meltdown debacle" IT PRO 9:16 AM
  • "Intel reveals true rate of slowdown caused by Meltdown and Spectre patches" ITProPortal 9:16 AM
  • "Intel's patch release creates more problems for customers" Channel Eye 9:15 AM
  • "Intel Said To be Working on Arctic Sound and Jupiter Sound Graphics Processors" Guru3D 9:15 AM
  • "Intel Preps Their Own Discrete GPUs For Gen 12 and 13 Codenamed Arctic Sound and Jupiter Sound – Will Be Featured in Post-Cannonlake Chips Replacing AMD's dGPU Solutions" WCCFTech 9:10 AM
  • "AMD CEO: Our processors are more affordable than Intel's" Yahoo Finance 9:09 AM
  • "AMD Vega reviews, news, performance, and availability" PCGamesN 9:09 AM
  • "French company Qarnot wants to use AMD processors to heat homes" MSPoweruser 9:09 AM
  • "AMD processors get optional Spectre exploit firmware update" Tech Central 9:08 AM
  • "Cisco: What's The Next Dividend Going To Be Like?" Seeking Alpha 9:06 AM
  • "Cisco Appoints Hani Raad as General Manager for the Middle East's West Region" Al Bawaba 9:05 AM
  • "45 startups now working on AI computer chips" Hexus 9:19 AM
  • "DDR4 Memory Prices: Why So High and When Will They Fall?" TechSpot 9:15 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Dow futures rise, setting up blue-chip stocks to blast out record after holiday: Stock futures trading to close early to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day" MarketWatch 12:35 PM
  • "Dollar fall weighs on global stocks; US shut for holiday" Associated Press 8:43 AM
  • "Oil Market Conquers Its Fears Over Shale/a sign investors are reassessing what was once the biggest risk in the market: U.S. shale." [Paid Membership Required] 11:44 AM
  • "Hong Kong stocks break 14-day winning run; Nikkei rises despite stronger yen: Hong Kong's stock benchmark declined on Monday and broke a 14-day winning streak, falling alongside Chinese equities after some downbeat domestic data." MarketWatch 8:10 AM
  • "European stocks end lower as euro climbs to fresh 3-year high: European stocks finished lower Monday, weighed as the euro continued to march up further into three-year highs, giving a key regional benchmark its third drop in four sessions." MarketWatch 11:43 AM

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