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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 TV tactics: can the tech giant figure out the television formula? The company has beefed up its TV offering with some flashy acquisitions, but it could still struggle to stand out in a landscape littered with quality"  The Guardian 7:49 AM
  • "J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Drama Series Shopped to Apple, HBO" Variety 6:32 PM
  • "Report: Apple in 'bidding war' with HBO for new J.J. Abrams sci-fi drama TV series" 9to5Mac 6:31 PM
  • "Shanghai consumer council demands Apple's explanation over slow-down"  Xinhua 7:10 AM
  • "Apple asked to respond to China consumer group about slowing older iPhones" TechCrunch 7:10 AM
  • "Will Apple finally pay a price for keeping secrets? Apple's battery slowdown shenanigans are beginning to catch up with it."  Computerworld 7:12 AM
  • "Apple Supplier Workers Describe Noxious Hazards at China Factory" Bloomberg 11:10 AM
  • "Innovator to Innovator: Apple CEO Tim Cook Interviewed by High School Senior Rebecca Kahn"  Aspirations in Computing 8:25 PM
  • "Tim Cook talks women in tech, who he admires, & more in interview w/ high school student" 9to5Mac 8:25 PM
  • "OSX/MaMi Malware Hijacks DNS, Takes Screenshots, More" The Mac Observer 8:54 AM
  • "New Mac malware evades anti-virus to snoop on internet traffic" BGR 8:23 PM
  • "MacOS High Sierra Facing a New Password Bug: This new flaw isn't as serious as the MacOS High Sierra bug Apple shored up in November. Still, this isn't a good look for the Cupertino tech giant." PC Magazine 2:01 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 to Developers" MacRumors 12:17 PM
  • "macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Beta 5 Released for Testing" OS X Daily 2:00 PM
  • "Blocking Websites On Your Mac Using Terminal" MacMost 10:32 AM
  • "How to start up in single-user mode or verbose mode in macOS High Sierra" Apple World Today 7:21 AM
Press Releases
  • "Take flight with InnerSpace. Your greatest journey is within: Explore inside-out planets with InnerSpace for just $19.99!" Aspyr 12:15 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch games could be coming to macOS" Cult of Mac 7:21 AM
  • "Speedometer 2.0 lets you put your browser speed through its paces" Cult of Mac 7:22 AM
  • "Apple WebKit Team Announces Release of Speedometer 2.0 Web Benchmark" MacTrast 7:21 AM
  • "A New Desktop Tool Transfers Photos from Smartphone to PC in a Blink. ScanTransfer 1.0 is a free desktop application released recently. The software allows smartphone users to scan a unique QR-code on the desktop screen using a standard iPhone camera and transfer images to that PC via the local Wi-Fi network." ScanTransfer 7:01 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "CES 2018: Apple's CarPlay wins friends and frenemies" Computerworld 7:31 AM
  • "iOS Improves US Market Share after New Models Launch" CIRP 8:37 AM
  • "Apple's new iPhones dampened U.S. Android marketshare, Report" Apple Must 8:37 AM
  • "iPhone reclaimed some valuable ground from Android last quarter" Cult of Mac 9:23 AM
  • "Apple has lost iOS market share in the US, Europe, and Japan" Business Insider 10:12 AM
  • "Apple just put the finishing touches on its new $5 billion headquarters — and the results are stunning" Business Insider 11:13 AM
  • "Apple and WeChat resolve disagreement over App Store cut on tips" The Verge 7:18 AM
  • "Apple Is Hiring, and You Can Work From Home: The Cupertino tech giant is currently looking to hire a number of full- and part-time At Home Advisors who will provide technical support from the comfort of their own domicile." PC Magazine 3:08 PM
  • "Apple Is Hiring, and You Can Work From Home: The Cupertino tech giant is currently looking to hire a number of full- and part-time At Home Advisors who will provide technical support from the comfort of their own domicile." PC Magazine 9:26 PM
  • "Apple-owned FileMaker debuts ad campaign starring 'The Office' cast" 9to5Mac 7:12 AM
  • "Apple's 500th Store and First in Korea Opening January 27 Ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics" MacRumors 3:08 PM
  • "Contraceptive app hit with complaints after being blamed for 37 unwanted pregnancies" The Verge 7:34 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Time spent in apps grew just 6% last year, down from 11% in 2017" TechCrunch 6:04 PM
  • "Bitcoin Crashes Below $12,000 As Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Banhammer Looms" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Researchers Discover Skygofree Android Malware With Crazy Powerful Spying Capabilities" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "New UVa data center part of $200M microelectronics venture" Associated Press 1:59 PM
  • "Democrats Have 50 Votes In Senate For Largely Symbolic Resolution To Restore Net Neutrality" HotHardware 3:55 PM
  • "The fight to restore net neutrality is picking up steam"  Engadget 3:46 PM
  • "Lawsuit filed by 22 state attorneys general seeks to block net neutrality repeal"  TechCrunch 3:42 PM
  • "With all 49 Democrats on board, Senate leaders sound off on plan to restore net neutrality"  TechCrunch 2:03 PM
  • "The Senate is one vote away from a symbolic victory on net neutrality" Business Insider 10:13 AM
  • "Internet Pioneers Urge Cancellation of Net Neutrality Repeal Vote" E-Commerce Times 7:49 AM
  • "Issue in Google's Cast-enabled devices, including Chromecast causing home Wi-Fi outages, router crashes" AppleInsider 2:01 PM
  • "If your Wi-Fi is acting wonky, your Google Home and Chromecast could be to blame" The Verge 12:53 PM
  • "Google denies launching optimized version of Maps for China: Earlier reports suggested the country was getting a relaunched Maps app." Engadget 7:46 AM
  • "Google nipping at Big Auto's heels in the race to build self-driving cars" The Verge 7:18 AM
  • "Podcast/Upgrade #176: Final Cat Pro" Six Colors 6:35 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 38 – An Interview with James Thomson, Creator of PCalc and DragThing" MacStories 3:42 PM
  • "OSX/MaMi Malware, CES 2018 Trends from the Outside -TMO Daily Observations 2018-01-16" The Mac Observer 1:20 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 222: Hitting some sweet ramps" iDownload Blog 7:22 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Battery Replacement Could Consume Enough Cobalt To Make 26% Of EVs Sold In 2017"  Seeking Alpha 7:03 AM
  • "Smartphones' Major Biometric Sensors to Be Face Recognition Sensors and Under-Display Fingerprint Sensors" ET News 11:11 AM
  • "LG Innotek not expected to boost TrueDepth camera production for Apple until 2019" AppleInsider 11:11 AM
  • "The Apple iPhone Notch Could Get Smaller on 2019 Handsets" AppAdvice 11:12 AM
  • "Apple is 'listening,' but won't release a major MacBook Pro upgrade this year" Digital Trends 10:12 AM
  • "Apple 'integrated media jukebox' patent mentions a foot mounted unit" Apple World Today 8:11 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:12 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:12 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:12 AM

  • "What if the iMac Pro had TWO Vega GPUs?" Bare Feats 11:55 AM
  • "Review: Ten One Design's Mountie+ Turns Your iPad Into a Second Screen Attached to Your Mac" MacRumors 3:08 PM
  • "Hands-on with the iDevice Instinct HomeKit wall switch with built-in Amazon Echo speaker" iDownload Blog 7:22 AM
  • "The LifeProof Frē offers top-of-the-line protection for your iPhone X" Apple World Today 7:21 AM
  • "JBL Pulse 3 review: This weatherproof Bluetooth speaker puts on a fun light show" TechHive 7:11 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple's iOS 11.2.2 Spectre patch probably won't slow down your iPhone, but here's what to do if it does" Macworld 10:07 AM
  • "How to speed up Face ID unlocking on your iPhone X" iMore 7:23 AM
  • "How to Quickly Set a Photo as a Watch Face on Your Apple Watch" MacTrast 7:21 AM
  • "Video/Watch: Safari 11 Tips and Tricks" AppleInsider 7:00 PM
  • "This FBI Special Agent in Charge Says: 'We Heart Apple'" The Mac Observer 6:52 PM
  • "BMW nickel and diming owners with subscription based CarPlay for $80/year" 9to5Mac 6:31 PM
  • "Evolving the Apple Watch in watchOS 5" MacStories 3:08 PM
  • "After Ten Years, It's Time to Kill the MacBook Air" LAPTOP Magazine 3:08 PM
  • "Apple Music and the loss of the album" The Loop 11:13 AM
  • "Crisis of the Week: Battery Issue Drains Apple's Reputation" WSJ Blogs 7:50 AM
  • "Apple watchOS 5: what we want to see" TechRadar UK 7:50 AM
  • "Apple vs Facebook: The immersive tech showdown" Information Age 7:50 AM
  • "Why do I do this to myself? Bob's first predictions for 2018"  I, Cringely 7:25 AM
  • "The greatest form of flattery: The copy and pasting of iPhone features" Macworld 7:11 AM
  • "Post CES 2018 Update on the State of 4K/UHD HDR Formats" The Mac Observer 6:58 PM
  • "The Tech Industry Needs Functional Safety" Tech.pinions 7:23 AM
  • "Comic: Ten Years of Macbook Air!" iMore 8:15 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Siri learns to play news podcasts automatically" AppleInsider 8:26 PM
  • "This is the Macbook dongle to end all dongles" BGR 6:10 PM
  • "These are the latest Apple Pay banks in North America and Asia" 9to5Mac 3:42 PM
  • "'Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm' Progress Update and New Screens Released" Touch Arcade 2:00 PM
  • "'Wayout', the New Puzzler from Dropout Games, Launching January 25th" Touch Arcade 12:25 PM
  • "Best iPhone Running Belts in 2018" iMore 10:13 AM
  • "YouTube on iOS scores native dark mode for some users, but what about Android?" phoneArena 7:49 AM
  • "42Gears EMM Now Supports iOS Screen Sharing" PRNewswire 7:36 AM
  • "Western Union US App Now Available in Spanish and Mandarin" Business Wire 7:35 AM
  • "WaterField Holdall Helps Professionals Maintain Healthy Lifestyle" prMac 7:11 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows vs Linux: Open source beats Microsoft to win Barcelona's backing" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Barcelona dumping Microsoft in favor of open source software" Neowin 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft and Alibaba's AI programmes are better at reading than you are: You may think you can read, but you can not read as good as this computers are" The Inquirer 8:54 AM
  • "Intel Leak Confirms Upcoming SSDs Will Use Ultra-Dense QLC 3D NAND" ExtremeTech 8:50 AM
  • "Configuration errors in Intel workstations being labeled a security hole: The issue is in specific desktops and laptops but is not a technical one, company says." Network World 8:51 AM
  • "Possible Intel 10nm Cannonlake and Coffee Lake Six Core Mobility Processors Leaked — Cannonlake Parts With Dual Core CPU, Gen 10 Graphics On Board" WCCFTech 8:51 AM
  • "Intel's upcoming Core i5-8500 processor spotted on SiSoft Sandra database" My Smart Price 8:43 AM
  • "Intel's Tiffany Sargent: The Next Evolution in Computing? It's On the Edge" Washington Exec 8:53 AM
  • "IBM, Maersk form blockchain joint venture to focus on global trade" ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "IBM, shipping giant Maersk partner on blockchain to secure international trade: The two companies announced a joint venture to use blockchain, AI, and IoT to create a more secure and efficient process for global trade." TechRepublic 8:52 AM
  • "Dell unveils shiny and new sustainable strategy, with push into jewellery trade." Bio-Based World News 8:41 AM
  • "UBS ups HP's price target on 3D printing potential" Seeking Alpha 11:39 AM
  • "Project Linda proposes marriage of Razer Phone with 13.3-inch laptop dock" ZDNet 7:49 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's stock just broke out from a 2-month hibernation" MarketWatch 7:21 AM
Industry News
  • "Ericsson announces SEK 14.2 billion write-down" ZDNet 9:23 PM
  • "Bitcoin and all other cryptos plunge as regulation looms" BGR 7:49 AM
  • "Dow Finishes Lower After Surpassing 26,000; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Also Decline: The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through 26,000 on Tuesday, but ended the day with a small loss. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also finished lower." TheStreet 3:55 PM
  • "Citigroup posts $18.3B fourth-quarter loss, its earnings erased by federal tax overhaul" USA Today 3:55 PM
  • "Wall Street hits new highs on earnings optimism, data" Reuters 3:56 PM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ trading volume joins the top ten ranking for the year. NASDAQ Composite Index closes at 7,223.69" Nasdaq 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks Retreat After Dow Crosses 26000 Milestone: The blue-chip index rose as much as 283 points but turned lower as shares of energy companies fell" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian stocks bounce back, with Hang Seng closing at a record" MarketWatch 8:18 AM
  • "U.K. inflation eases, but stays above BOE target" MarketWatch 8:19 AM

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