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Weekend Highlights: Dan Moren reads the tea leaves from WWDC sees "shape of a few of Apple's plans to come"; Cult of Mac explores Apple's ability to trick "our brains into accepting high prices"; $1 trillion back in Apple's sights with trade deal according to analyst; Tim Cook met with President Trump this week discussing trade, immigration; Adobe shows prototype AI tool that can spot Photoshopped faces; CryptoKit presages iPhone as crypto wallet?; Counterpoint's examination of global true wireless hearables market finds Apple's growth level from last quarter; Apple Maps look-around smoother than Google's according to comparison; will USB-C finally come to iPhones this year?; Rene Ritchie has a go with iPad Pro running iPadOS; Dennis Sellers gets early look at Mutrics sunglasses/speaker combo; Dieter Bohns finally turns on iMessage.

  • "Tim Cook to Apple naysayers: 'The ecosystem has never been stronger': Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed the negative sentiment around his company in an interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer."  CNBC 4:18 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook rips into Qualcomm, leaves little chance of a settlement in patent dispute" CNBC 6:17 PM
  • "Tim Cook teases new Apple services: Our 'greatest contribution' will be 'about health'" CNBC 6:17 PM
  • "Tim Cook says Apple will 'announce new services this year': All the pieces are in place for Apple's long-awaited TV offering" The Verge 6:51 PM
  • "Apple Gives CEO Tim Cook 22% Increase in Pay: Compensation surges to $15.7 million as iPhone maker tops financial targets but faces slowdown" [Paid Membership Required] 6:51 PM
  • "Tim Cook made over $15 million in 2018 — that's 283 times more than the median Apple employee earned" Business Insider 5:26 PM
  • "Tim Cook's total remuneration jumped 22% in 2018" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 5:27 PM
  • "Apple cuts first-quarter production plan for new iPhones by 10 percent: Nikkei"  Reuters 8:10 PM
  • "Apple's Answer to Slower iPhone Sales? Getting Customers to Trade In: The tech giant is pushing a program that often pays more than carriers do to persuade people to exchange older devices; touting a $449 iPhone XR" [Paid Membership Required] 9:06 AM
  • "Apple has a chance to transform enterprise communications: Why Apple must make its communications tools platform agnostic"  Computerworld 8:39 AM
  • "After Apple's guidance revision, time to focus on enterprise: Apple's surprising announcement that earnings this quarter will come in less than expected highlight the company's need to expand in other areas. Beyond services, it should continue to push into the workplace." Computerworld 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Faces 'Informal Boycott' From China Consumers, Says BAML"  Bloomberg 8:52 AM
  • "Apple faces an 'informal boycott' in China" Telegraph 9:09 AM
  • "FY 19 First Quarter Results" ["Apple's conference call to discuss final first fiscal quarter results is scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET."] Apple Investor News 4:18 PM
  • "How to lock notes on Mac" 9to5Mac 4:31 PM
  • "How to sync your iMessage history and attachments to a new Mac" iMore 9:09 AM
  • "Using the Dock As an Alternative To Browser Bookmarks" MacMost 9:03 AM
  • "How and why you should use text clippings on your Mac" Computerworld 8:34 AM
Press Releases
  • "Product Builder 2.3 helps developers non using Xcode to submit to the App Store" Ecleti 10:22 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple forever changed the biggest tech event of the year by not showing up"  Business Insider 8:58 AM
  • "The App Store's Record Sales Will Help Take Your Mind Off Apple's Terrible Start to 2019" The Motley Fool 8:59 AM
  • "November iPhone sales may be down 20 percent year-on-year, with iPhone XR as the top seller" AppleInsider 9:03 AM
  • "Why doctors are worried about the Apple Watch EKG: More data isn't always better"  The Verge 9:14 AM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung: China Slowdown Hits Smartphone Giants but Not Equally/Apple's shock sales warning last week, which it pegged to slowing demand in China, was echoed by its main rival Tuesday, but while Samsung might have a smaller share of the world's biggest smartphone market, its business is inextricably linked to the world's second largest economy." TheStreet 9:00 AM
  • "Apple Canada Now Charges GST/HST on Apple Music and All iTunes Purchases [u] iPhoneinCanada 8:52 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "CES 2019: The coolest new gadgets and gizmos from the show floor" Digital Trends 8:27 PM
  • "The world's first foldable phone is real" TechCrunch 8:16 PM
  • "Google Assistant Connect Is Like a Smart, E Ink Fridge Magnet" PC Magazine 6:20 PM
  • "A Glimpse at the Glorious Future of Display Tech" Gizmodo 6:17 PM
  • "Inside Facebook's 'cult-like' workplace, where dissent is discouraged and employees pretend to be happy all the time" CNBC 5:49 PM
  • "I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone: T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling access to their customers' location data, and that data is ending up in the hands of bounty hunters and others not authorized to possess it, letting them track most phones in the country." Motherboard 4:29 PM
  • "T-Mobile mercilessly mocks AT&T for 5G claim: Somehow, 5G icons turned up on some AT&T phones. But the phones don't offer 5G." ZDNet 4:28 PM
  • "Zuckerberg's 2019 resolution: host public talks about future of tech" Axios 2:11 PM
  • "The Alienware Area-51m is a full-fledged desktop disguised as a laptop" The Verge 12:02 PM
  • "Exclusive: New documents link Huawei to suspected front companies in Iran, Syria" Reuters 10:30 AM
  • "Millions of Android users tricked into downloading 85 adware apps from Google Play" TechCrunch 10:29 AM
  • "Lenovo's latest laptop is lighter than the MacBook Air, all while sporting a larger screen" Business Insider 9:19 AM
  • "Huawei doesn't want jury to hear Samsung's argument and testimony regarding an alleged FRAND breach" Foss Patents 9:14 AM
  • "Amazon/smart devices: home invasion" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:59 AM
  • "China smartphone shipments seen down 12-15.5 percent last year: market data" Reuters 8:51 AM
  • "Samsung Joins Apple in the Revenue Estimate Hurt Locker" Gizmodo 9:07 AM
  • "Samsung confirms terrible earnings for the holiday quarter, and it will only get worse" AppleInsider 8:54 AM
  • "Samsung Q4 guidance shocks the market" 9to5Google 8:51 AM
  • "Samsung, like Apple, feels sting of slowing global growth" Associated Press 8:41 AM
  • "Apple's adjusted earnings forecast, HomeKit and AirPlay 2 make some noise at CES: Macworld Podcast" Macworld 4:17 PM
  • "CES 2019 Preview – TMO Daily Observations 2019-01-08" The Mac Observer 11:09 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 93 – 2019 Themes from Our Must-Have iOS and Mac Apps" MacStories 9:14 AM
  • "Photos show unreleased iPad mini with redesigned cellular antenna, no camera flash"  9to5Mac 9:20 AM
  • "Unreleased iPad Mini With Redesigned Cellular Antenna Appears in Photos" MacRumors 10:32 AM
  • "Photos may show 'iPad mini 5' with LTE antenna" AppleInsider 10:29 AM
  • "Intel teases new 9th-gen desktop processors suitable for iMac alongside 10nm 'Lakefield,' 'Ice Lake'" AppleInsider 8:54 AM
  • "Apple considers use of LED-based light tubes for glowing Apple Watch bands" AppleInsider 7:51 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:33 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:33 AM

  • "Hands on with the worlds first third-party USB-C to Lightning cable from Belkin" AppleInsider 9:20 AM
  • "Satechi Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard with Numeric Keypad review" Macworld 8:53 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Video: First look at Starkey's Livio AI iPhone-connected hearing aid, now with fall detection and heart rate measurement" 9to5Mac 9:14 AM
  • "Using the iPad Pro as my development machine" Fatih Arslan 9:06 AM
  • "How to shuffle or repeat songs in Apple Music on iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 7:16 PM
  • "How to Fix Photos App Crashing & Freezing on iPhone or iPad" OS X Daily 4:28 PM
  • "Apple Music Wrapped: A Shortcut to Visualize Your Most Listened Songs, Artists, and Genres of the Year" MacStories 10:31 AM
  • "How to disable Hey Siri on iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 9:09 AM
  • "How to use Apple Music lyric search, now available in 11 countries" Apple Must 8:34 AM
  • "Tim Cook And Apple: What About The Future?" Seeking Alpha 7:29 PM
  • "The six values of Apple" Apple 3.0 6:16 PM
  • "WSJ takes bizarre shots at Apple's best selling iPhone XR as a 'failure' that 'can't sell'" Roughly Drafted 4:28 PM
  • "CES AirPlay, HomeKit, and Accessory Roundup, Part 1" MacStories 4:28 PM
  • "How Can Apple Recover When Its Business Model Limits Growth?" Seeking Alpha 4:17 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone warning is a sign of things to come" Apple Must 2:15 PM
  • "Apple's AirPlay/HomeKit/Siri Ecosystem Growth; Battle of the Assistants in Smart Home" Tech.pinions [Paid Membership Required] 12:02 PM
  • "All Apple products and events to expect in 2019" iMore 9:09 AM
  • "Apple's guidance failure resulted from three errors, suggests analyst; but he's optimistic" 9to5Mac 9:03 AM
  • "Sorry Apple, I'm still not ready to upgrade my iPhone" TechCrunch 9:02 AM
  • "From bad to worse: Bad news leads to simplistic analysis" Macworld 8:53 AM
  • "Hands On: Garmin Adds LTE to Vivoactive 3 Music Watch" PC Magazine 6:19 PM
  • "Fossil's Kate Spade Smartwatch Finally Isn't Just Dumb Wrist Candy" Gizmodo 10:32 AM
  • "Hands-on: Kate Spade Scallop Smartwatch 2 now features GPS, HR, and Google Pay support" Android Authority 10:32 AM
  • "Comic: The Case of the Missing Market Capitalization" iMore 10:31 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "This mobile app could offer sweet relief from tinnitus: Diapason says it developed the app with input from tinnitus experts." Engadget 6:22 PM
  • "New Flyover and indoor maps locations now available in Apple Maps" 9to5Mac 6:18 PM
  • "CES 2019: Google Rolling Out Voice-Activated Assistant to Google Maps for iOS" MacTrast 4:28 PM
  • "Yubico hardware authentication through Lightning coming to the iPhone and iPad" AppleInsider 12:02 PM
  • "Samson debuts new USB & Lightning portable Satellite Broadcast Microphone at CES 2019" AppleInsider 12:02 PM
  • "Mobile App Calculates Consumer Health Score Using FHIR Resources" Business Wire 10:39 AM
  • "Leviton shows off Decora Voice smart light switch with built-in Alexa voice control, smart 4-button controller, new app, more" 9to5Mac 10:34 AM
  • "Cupixel and iPad will have you painting masterpieces" Cult of Mac 10:32 AM
  • "Satechi unveils new USB-C Power Delivery travel chargers" iDownload Blog 10:31 AM
  • "New Version of HomePass Introduced Apple Watch Support and PDF Backups" The Mac Observer 10:22 AM
  • "8+ cool connected products launched at CES 2019" Apple Must 10:21 AM
  • "This power pack lets you charge your iPhone in the bath" Cult of Mac 9:15 AM
  • "LifeProof unveils ultra-durable LifeActiv USB-C portable charger for iPhone, MacBook Pro, more" 9to5Mac 9:03 AM
  • "Apple posts detailed roster of first AirPlay 2-equipped TVs" AppleInsider 9:15 AM
  • "Apple Shares List of AirPlay 2-Enabled Smart TVs From Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio" MacRumors 8:54 AM
  • "HomePass, the app for managing HomeKit setup codes, adds Apple Watch support, PDF export, more" 9to5Mac 8:53 AM
  • "Glass screen protector for iPad Pro filters out harmful blue light" Cult of Mac 8:52 AM
  • "AirPods clone take two from Xiaomi, with a matte black variant" 9to5Mac 8:50 AM
  • "The smart diaper has entered the building at CES 2019: Poop. There it is." CNET 8:50 AM
  • "One of Pelican's three new cases will fit the protection needs of new iPhone owners" Apple World Today 8:40 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM was awarded the most patents in 2018, but overall grants declined by 3.5 percent" TechCrunch 7:00 AM
  • "IBM unveils the world's first quantum computer that businesses can actually use to solve previously impossible problems" Business Insider 4:19 PM
  • "IBM at CES 2019 outlines Q System One quantum computer" ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "IBM's latest quantum computer is a 20-qubit work of art: The glass exterior was designed by Goppion, a Milan-based manufacturer of high-end museum display cases." Engadget 7:10 AM
  • "IBM's Q System One is the world's first commercial quantum computer: 20-qubit system comes housed in a striking glass enclosure" The Inquirer 7:16 AM
  • "IBM at CES 2019 outlines Q System One quantum computer: The Q System One has a modular design and parts designed to minimize interference. IBM's plan is to start scaling quantum computational center." ZDNet 7:23 AM
  • "IBM unveils world's first commercial quantum computer" Telegraph 7:42 AM
  • "IBM was the top patent recipient in 2018 for the 26th year in a row" BGR 7:10 AM
  • "CES 2019: Did IBM just reveal first commercial quantum computer? The Q System One has a modular design and parts designed to minimize interference. IBM's plan is to start scaling quantum computational center." ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "IBM aims to use crowdsourced sensor data to improve local weather forecasting globally: At CES 2019, IBM outlined the Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System, which uses sensor data, crowdsourced input and supercomputing to improve forecasts." ZDNet 7:23 AM
  • "IBM Wants to Use a Sensor in Your Phone to Create Ultra High-Res Weather Forecasts" Gizmodo 10:00 AM
  • "Intel finally demos its 10nm Ice Lake chip, expands 9th Gen CPUs, and more" Neowin 7:09 AM
  • "Intel Ice Lake: Everything you need to know about the new 10nm CPUs" TrustedReviews 7:33 AM
  • "Intel releases new 9th Gen Core desktop CPUs without graphics" bit-tech 7:34 AM
  • "Intel's New 9th Gen Chips Don't Include a GPU: The most likely reason for introducing a range of processors without a GPU is to recycle chips that came off the production line with faulty integrated graphics. Pricing has yet to be revealed, but it should be lower than comparable Intel chips with a working GPU." PC Magazine 7:35 AM
  • "Intel adds six more CPUs to its 9th-gen lineup, most lack iGPUs: They could offer better performance and be cheaper" TechSpot 7:35 AM
  • "Intel squeezes out more processors form Coffee Lake, but ditches the integrated graphics: It could be some time before 10nm chips come to the consumer market" The Inquirer 10:37 AM
  • "Intel launches Project Athena laptop initiative" bit-tech 7:36 AM
  • "Intel and Facebook Teaming Up to Create New AI Chip" Fortune 7:33 AM
  • "Intel targets 5G base stations with 'Snow Ridge' chips: Intel hopes edge computing advantage will pay off" TechRadar UK 7:34 AM
  • "Intel Studios shows off volumetric video capturing with 'Grease'" Engadget 4:29 PM
  • "More laptop makers turn to AMD to combat Intel chip shortage" Pocketnow 7:35 AM
  • "What's next for HP's PCs? Alex Cho, HP's president of personal systems, chats with us at CES." Engadget 5:46 PM
  • "HP Claims Its Newest Omen 15 Gaming Laptop Is the World's First Notebook With a 240Hz Screen" WCCFTech 7:27 AM
  • "HP's gaming laptop has a HP's 240Hz display" Fudzilla 7:28 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 15 with AMOLED display hands-on review: Bright expectations for updated laptop" Expert Reviews 7:28 AM
  • "HP reinvents expectations with the new HP Spectre x360 13" The Sun Daily 7:29 AM
  • "CES 2019: HP launches Omen X Emperium 65-inch display, new Pavilion displays/HP has launched a slew of products at CES 2019, most of which will be available for consumers to purchase by Q2, 2019." The Indian Express 7:28 AM
  • "Microsoft begins demolishing buildings in Redmond campus remodel" CNBC 5:51 PM
  • "Microsoft employees got to help tear apart and demolish some of the company's oldest buildings, where Bill Gates kept an office" Business Insider 7:37 PM
  • "Microsoft: Windows 10 to grab 7GB of your storage so big updates don't fail/The 'reserved storage' coming with the next Windows 10 version is another reason to avoid PCs with little storage." ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Windows 10 reserved storage explained" gHacks 10:02 AM
  • "Billionaire Oracle founder Larry Ellison reveals $1bn stake in Tesla" Telegraph 8:50 AM
  • "Samsung warns of Q4 profit drop, blames unexpectedly low semiconductor demand" TechCrunch 6:58 AM
  • "Samsung Electronics says weak chip demand sent fourth-quarter profit well below market estimates" Reuters 7:50 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Jim Cramer: FAANG Is Back, Long Live FAANG/It's time to reconsider Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet/Google in the New Year." RealMoney 4:29 PM
  • "Apple's China warning is likely 'canary in the coal mine:' Stephen Roach" CNBC 9:00 AM
  • "Why You Should Buy Amazon And Sell Apple" Forbes 8:39 AM
  • "Apple's AirPlay 2 TV integration crashes Roku stock after investors call company 'uninvestable'" 9to5Mac 12:01 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher for a third straight day as real estate and internet shares lead: Samsung profit warning dampens appetite for Tech Stocks" MarketWatch 4:13 PM
  • "Dow Charges Higher as Optimism Grows for U.S.-China Trade Deal: The Dow rose for a third straight day amid cautious optimism over the prospects for a trade deal between the U.S. and China." TheStreet 4:13 PM
  • "Stocks post 3rd straight day of gains on hope for US-China trade deal" FOXBusiness 4:12 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Advance for a Third Session: Gains in S&P 500 led by trade-sensitive industrial stocks with exposure to Chinese economy" [Paid Membership Required] 4:12 PM
  • "Asian markets end mixed as U.S.-China trade talks mark second day: Nikkei closes up 0.8%; indexes in China end slightly lower" MarketWatch 8:01 AM
  • "European markets jump as hopes over trade deal rise: Drug stocks help drive gains" MarketWatch 8:02 AM

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