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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 gets second downgrade in a week as Wall Street fears iPhone demand is softening"  CNBC 7:10 AM
  • "Irish back-tax delay adds $1.7bn to Apple's US bill: Timely repayment of state aid would have cut charge on overseas earnings"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:56 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Education is a great equalizing force'" CNBC 1:23 PM
  • "Tim Cook surprises Toronto students in first visit to Canada as Apple CEO" Canadian Press 1:18 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook surprises students at Toronto's Eaton Centre" Canadian Press 1:22 PM
  • "Tim Cook makes surprise appearance at Toronto Apple Store to tout 'Everyone Can Code'" 9to5Mac 7:09 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses Malala Fund in exclusive interview: In a Canadian first, Apple CEO Tim Cook sits down with CTV's Your Morning for an exclusive interview to discuss his company's new partnership with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. The interview is slated to air on Tuesday morning."  CTV 1:21 PM
  • "Apple teams with Malala Fund to support girls' education"  Apple 6:54 AM
  • "Apple partners with Malala Yousafzai to fund girls' education" CNNMoney 6:54 AM
  • "Apple partners with Malala to support education for girls" CNET 6:56 AM
  • "Apple partners with Malala Fund to help girls receive quality education" TechCrunch 7:03 AM
  • "S. Korea Joins List of Countries Investigating Apple Slowing Down Phones" Investopedia 6:49 AM
  • "South Korean Prosecutors are Investigating Apple Over the iPhone Throttling Controversy" Gizmodo UK 7:34 AM
  • "BMW is why Apple should build CarPlay into iOS 12"  iMore 7:01 AM
  • "How to set up and use OpenEmu for retro gaming on macOS" iMore 1:16 PM
  • "Tethering Nikon DSLR with the Recently Updated Sofortbild (v1.5)" eXtensions 8:19 AM
  • "How to customize and customize items in macOS High Sierra Finder windows" Apple World Today 7:02 AM
  • "Count Words In Pages, TextEdit and Everywhere" MacMost 10:16 AM
  • "What I Wish the iPad Would Gain from the Mac" MacStories 1:16 PM
Press Releases
  • "SketchUp May Finally Have Some Competition—New BricsCAD Shape" Architosh 1:13 PM
  • "Final Cut Library Manager Updated to Version 3.5" 7:03 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How'd the iPhone X Do? It's Complicated"  CIRP [2-Page PDF] 10:13 AM
  • "iPhone X Accounted for 1 in 5 Smartphones Sold by Apple in United States Last Quarter According to Survey"  MacRumors 8:28 AM
  • "Apple's top leak investigator departs for Facebook, Jessica Kirscheraun fills position" 9to5Mac 1:20 PM
  • "Apple's sapphire curse strikes again as glass material manufacturer sues over breach of contract" AppleInsider 6:49 PM
  • "This Hearst ranch has raised cattle since 1865, now it also powers Apple's headquarters" CNBC 7:04 AM
  • "Hearst family ranch is providing solar power to Apple Park" Cult of Mac 7:04 AM
  • "Dixons Carphone warns of squeezed margins as iPhone X boosts sales" Telegraph 7:09 AM
  • "iPhone feature could help save lives: When it comes to emergencies time is crucial." RNN Texoma 7:09 AM
  • "Tim Cook will return to Duke for 2018 commencement address" Cult of Mac 7:04 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook keeps nephew off social media" BBC 10:45 AM
  • "Apple's new iPhone X ad gets a little help from Muhammad Ali" Business Insider 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Store in Nashville Closing in Early February During Renovations" MacRumors 8:29 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Super Bowl Mac ad airs against the odds" Cult of Mac 7:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Integral Memory's new 512GB microSD card is the biggest microSD card yet: Or the smallest 512GB memory card, if you want to be literal about things" The Verge 5:35 PM
  • "Facebook announces that it has invented a new unit of time: A 'Flick' is 1/705,600,000 of a second and designed to help sync video frame rates" The Verge 3:53 PM
  • "Sorry, FCC: Montana is enforcing net neutrality with new executive order/State enforces net neutrality in government contracts, despite FCC preemption." Ars Technica 3:53 PM
  • "Running Microsoft 'Xbox Watch' discovered, is no Apple Watch killer" AppleInsider 3:45 PM
  • "FCC commissioner: Regulations not the answer to Big Tech's power" Axios 12:11 PM
  • "Stanford scientists invent AI that can predict death with up to 90% accuracy" BGR 11:25 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg is 'rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic,' author Andrew Keen says: The Facebook CEO's latest reforms to the News Feed are not enough, and he should come up with 'radical solutions,' Keen says." Recode 10:45 AM
  • "Vivo is launching the first phone with an under-the-display fingerprint scanner" Mashable 7:39 AM
  • "What If Children Should Be Spending More Time With Screens? New guidance on children and technology makes the distinction between passive exposure and active play and learning with screens" [Paid Membership Required] 7:24 AM
  • "T-Mobile Network Again Is America's Fastest (NYSE: TMUS)" 24/7 Wall St. 7:24 AM
  • "T-Mobile finally beats Verizon to become fastest 4G LTE network in U.S." Mashable 7:23 AM
  • "Facebook admits what we all know: that social media can be bad for democracy/'I wish I could guarantee that the positives are destined to outweigh the negatives.'" The Verge 7:05 AM
  • "This Neato Four Way Adapto-Thing – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 693" The Mac Observer 6:38 PM
  • "When the headline is a question it's most likely a clickbait article." The MT Show 1:13 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with WUOT Morning Radio Host Victor Agreda" The Mac Observer 2:08 PM
  • "The iPhone X Doom Report, WeChat's Mini-app Platform -TMO Daily Observations 2018-01-22" The Mac Observer 12:36 PM
  • "Is Apple About to Cancel the iPhone X? Poor Sales Mean Device Faces 'End of Life'"  Newsweek 7:29 AM
  • "iPhone X Canceled? Analyst Believes Weak Demand Will Lead To Apple Ceasing Production This Summer"  Tech Times 7:28 AM
  • "KGI: Apple to Discontinue iPhone X Rather Than Sell at Lower Price When Second-Generation Model Launches" MacRumors 10:21 AM
  • "Apple Leak Hints At Possible iPhone X Cancellation, 'Batterygate' Intensifies" The Inquisitr 8:26 AM
  • "Ming-Chi Kuo: low demand could see Apple discontinue the iPhone X this summer" TechSpot 7:29 AM
  • "iPhone X seen as 'strategic success' for Apple as 3D sensing cameras 2 years ahead of competitors" AppleInsider 10:22 AM
  • "HomePod May Support Multiple User Accounts and HomeKit Scenes That Mute Siri" MacRumors 6:58 AM
  • "Apple's always-listening HomePod mics can be muted" The Verge 7:05 AM
  • "Screenshots show HomePod customization in Apple's Home app, including option to disable screen" AppleInsider 1:34 PM
  • "Apple may be close to launching its HomePod speaker: An FCC listing and code references have surfaced in a matter of days." Engadget 7:11 AM
  • "Your iPhone X/8 battery could wear out in about 18 months: Wireless charging and fast charging might be a great solution to the pressures that more power-thirsty devices are placing on batteries, but these solutions could very well cause other problems down the line."  ZDNet 10:14 AM
  • "iOS 11 Now Installed on 64% of Compatible Devices" MacTrast 7:24 AM
  • "iOS 11 news reveals Apple's huge advantage over Android" Express UK 7:26 AM
  • "iOS 11.2.5 Hints At HomePod Supporting HomeKit Scenes, Disable Hey Siri, Recognize Multiple Users' Voices" Redmond Pie 10:44 AM
  • "You can send Apple iMessages from your Android phone, but there's a catch" Express UK 7:28 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:49 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:49 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 6:49 AM

  • "Review: Motiv's smart ring is a feat of miniature engineering/Its small sensors are sufficient to effectively track your activity and sleep quality" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:27 AM
  • "Smart Home Diary: Ending up with iPhone-controlled blinds after all ... [Video] 9to5Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Logic Pros Review: Apogee's next generation Lightning & USB MiC+ for iOS/Mac" 9to5Mac 10:14 AM
  • "GoPro Fusion: Full review of the new 360° VR action camera" Apple World Today 11:19 AM
  • "Mophie Powerstation AC review: Plenty of fast-charging power, but needs more USB ports" Macworld 6:57 AM
  • "TAP-EX is useful for extending wireless networks in homes, small businesses" Apple World Today 7:38 AM
  • "How to set up Medical ID and customize SOS on iPhone and Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 5:31 PM
  • "How to copy an SMS, MMS or iMessage on your iPhone & iPad" iDownload Blog 3:08 PM
  • "How to use the Stopwatch on iPhone and iPad" iMore 2:12 PM
  • "How to mute iMessage threads, and spot those you accidentally silenced" Cult of Mac 1:16 PM
  • "How to remotely help someone fix their iPhone, iPad, and Mac using Messages screen sharing" iMore 10:22 AM
  • "How to use Alexa's voice support on your iPhone, right now: Here's how to access Alexa's voice commands on iOS, today... plus a tip for using Alexa on your phone to control your home from anywhere." ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "How to Save a Website Bookmark in Safari on iOS 11" MacTrast 8:29 AM
  • "How to Install a VPN on an iPhone: Quick Setup Guide" AddictiveTips 7:12 AM
  • "Renders imagine future iPhone X w/ smaller notch & bezel, flush camera, more" 9to5Mac 8:58 PM
  • "Saving Our Children From Smartphones: We now see smartphones as dangerous for young minds. Can Apple do something about it?" Monday Note 7:45 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook on Malala Fund partnership: 'Our values align'/Apple is bringing a lot to its partnership with the education-focused Malala Fund, says CEO Tim Cook." iMore 7:19 PM
  • "On Rumors of the iPhone X Only Being Produced for One Year"  Daring Fireball 5:27 PM
  • "WeChat Takes the Platform Battle Straight to Apple and Google with WeChat Mini Apps" The Mac Observer 5:24 PM
  • "iPhone X Will Be Discontinued, but not Because It's a Market Failure" The Mac Observer 3:10 PM
  • "Feature Request: How Activity Sharing for Apple Watch could improve" 9to5Mac 3:10 PM
  • "Why Apple's Suppliers Are Plunging As Mega Tech Thrives" Investopedia 2:11 PM
  • "$2,000 iPhone? - The Weight Of Memory - Part 2" Seeking Alpha 1:18 PM
  • "iOS update error -- press home button to attempt data recovery" iPhone J.D. 10:21 AM
  • "How about a curved iMac with a Surround Sound system?" Apple World Today 10:10 AM
  • "I had an Apple store experience from hell — and it's clear there are larger problems with Apple's retail presence"  Business Insider 8:50 AM
  • "Understanding Apple and its huge pile of cash" iMore 8:29 AM
  • "What Could Apple Do With An Extra $207 Billion" Forbes 8:05 AM
  • "How Spotify Beat Apple to Charting the Future of Music: Spotify beat back the scourge of streaming album exclusives, and now it's ready to go public. Here's what it says about how fans value artists and platforms."  The Ringer 7:29 AM
  • "iPhone XI: Five Ways Apple Can Improve The iPhone X in 2018" Know Your Mobile 7:29 AM
  • "The case for breaking up big tech" Axios 7:10 AM
  • "Re-Review: A few months later, the Essential Phone finally nails down the essentials" 9to5Google 3:43 PM
  • "Some thoughts on Amazon Go Retail" Om Malik 3:10 PM
  • "What Has Tech Done to Fix Its Harassment Problem?" Wired 6:58 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple's TestFlight increases cellular data limit to 150MB, support for Smart Invert Colors" AppleInsider 6:44 PM
  • "Announcing Swift Miles, An AI-powered Mileage Tracker for iPhone" prMac 3:43 PM
  • "Mindspeak Software Makes Handline Office Work on iPad Device and Saving" prMac 7:21 PM
  • "Download Electra iOS 11.1.2 Jailbreak IPA Beta Update With Bug Fix, More" Redmond Pie 3:43 PM
  • "'Apple Music for Artists' debuts as a new analytics dashboard for musicians" 9to5Mac 12:07 PM
  • "Gboard's built-in GIF creator featuring Motion Stills is already live on iOS" 9to5Google 11:19 AM
  • "Apple Pay donations now accepted in philanthropic app Elbi" 9to5Mac 8:49 AM
  • "Pixek App Encrypts Your Photos From Camera to Cloud" Wired 6:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Exclusive - U.S. sanctions curb Microsoft sales to hundreds of Russian firms" Reuters 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft gets support of privacy groups in battle against US" Telecoms 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Unleashes New Cloud Growth Via Go-To-Market Program Including Customers As Partners" Forbes 8:56 AM
  • "Apple Takes Microsoft's Side in Dispute Against US Government" Softpedia 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Hit With Small Round of Layoffs" Thurrott 6:16 PM
  • "How Microsoft Canada approaches workplace collaboration" ITBusiness Canada 8:57 AM
  • "London Police Says It'll Finally Replace Windows XP with Windows 10 This Year" Softpedia 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft boosts Cortana performance by 20%" Thurrott 5:45 PM
  • "IBM shares dip despite 27% hike in cloud revenue" Comms Dealer 8:49 AM
  • "Salesforce, IBM and Google relationship status: it's complicated" Banking Tech 8:48 AM
  • "Cloud integration the priority as IBM and Salesforce expand partnership" The Drum 8:48 AM
  • "Michael Dell's MSD fund takes stake in Leumi USA" Globes 8:45 AM
  • "Linus Torvalds slams Intel's Spectre and Meltdown fixes as 'garbage'" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "Intel calls for pause to Meltdown, Spectre patch rollout: Intel has asked computer makers to stop rolling out a set of faulty patches it issued to fix security flaws in its chips and instead start testing an updated version." Computerworld New Zealand 5:09 PM
  • "Intel asks customers to stop using faulty patches" Reuters 1:31 PM
  • "Configuration errors in Intel workstations labelled security hole" Tech Central 8:44 AM
  • "Spectre and Meltdown: Linux creator Linus Torvalds criticises Intel's 'garbage' patches/Linux guru complains about approach to patching the chip flaw." ZDNet 1:32 PM
  • "Intel D415 and D435 Cameras Sport Human-like 3D Vision" DeviceMAG 8:42 AM
  • "Gigabyte Gemini Lake Pentium Silver motherboard released" Hexus 8:41 AM
  • "Intel Optane MEM M10 cache modules appear online" Guru3D 8:41 AM
  • "Gemini Lake Powered Motherboards Spotted Gigabyte J/N series" Guru3D 8:41 AM
  • "AMD vs. Intel: How does tech's oldest rivalry look in 2018?" Digital Trends 8:44 AM
  • "Silicon wars heat up in 2018 – Intel at CES" Converge 8:42 AM
  • "AMD vs. Intel: How does tech's oldest rivalry look in 2018?" Digital Trends 8:39 AM
  • "AMD reveals further Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G specs" Hexus 8:39 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Raven Ridge APUs 2400G, 2200G Offer A Lot Of Cores And Threads For The Price, 3.9 GHz Boost, Vega Graphics" SegmentNext 8:39 AM
  • "AMD Specs of Ryzen 2000G 'Raven Ridge' APUs Revealed" Guru3D 8:39 AM
  • "Digital Realty Adds Oracle to Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem" Light Reading 8:36 AM
  • "Oracle Opens First Innovation Hub in Middle East With a Focus on AI" Al Bawaba 8:36 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Hope For A 'Normal' Dividend Hike" Seeking Alpha 6:54 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market ends at record as Senate moves to end government shutdown: Juno shares soar on Celgene buyout" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Post New Records as Senate Reaches Deal to End Shutdown: Stocks hit fresh records on Monday after a deal is reached to end the three-day government shutdown." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Wall Street hits record highs as government shutdown winds down" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Rise to New Highs on Senate Deal to End Shutdown: Dollar edges lower as Senate votes on spending bill" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets steady as U.S. shutdown rages on; Apple suppliers take a hit: Asian stock markets closed mostly higher on Monday, largely shrugging off concerns over the partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government." MarketWatch 7:30 AM
  • "European stocks log fresh 2-year highs as Spanish, Greek shares climb: Europeans stocks pushed higher Monday, with Spanish and Greek shares gaining in the wake of sovereign ratings upgrades and closing at a 5-month and almost three-year highs, respectively." MarketWatch 11:39 AM

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