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  • "'It's definitely going to break things': Apple is prepping an iOS change that may hurt AR and VR advertising"  Digiday 7:27 AM
  • "Morgan Stanley thinks Services will help Apple hit $1 trillion again"  Cult of Mac 7:22 AM
  • "Apple should buy Netflix but it would likely cost at least $189 billion, JP Morgan says"  CNBC 7:17 AM
  • "Apple needs blockbuster acquisitions in gaming & video streaming to thrive, claims J.P. Morgan" AppleInsider 9:54 AM
  • "Apple secrets: FBI filing reveals steps taken to protect them" 9to5Mac 7:21 AM
  • "Apple is squirreling away money to pay for lawsuits related to its iPhone 'batterygate' throttling scandal" Business Insider 3:33 PM
  • "Expansive new Apple Store under consideration for Vancouver's Pacific Centre" 9to5Mac 8:56 PM
  • "How to reinstall macOS if macOS Recovery is unavailable" Macworld 7:23 AM
  • "Want your music on the Mac separated from iTunes? Give Turntable a spin" Apple World Today 7:12 AM
Press Releases
  • "Private Contact 3.5 is an application to manage on Mac an always encrypted address book to protect your privacy" Ecleti 8:02 AM
  • "ConTech News: New PlanGrid Connect—Works to Integrate Cloud Apps" Architosh 7:05 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The Inventor of the Hololens Just Left Apple (Exclusive)"  Variety 2:10 PM
  • "Hololens co-inventor and AR pioneer Avi Bar-Zeev leaves Apple" 9to5Mac 2:18 PM
  • "Hololens creator Avi Bar-Zeev departs Apple's AR headset team" AppleInsider 2:17 PM
  • "HoloLens Inventor Avi Bar-Zeev Departs Apple's AR/VR Team" MacRumors 3:36 PM
  • "Apple's Commitment to Healthcare Breaks New Ground"  Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:01 PM
  • "Healthcare wearables level up with new moves from Apple and Alphabet"  TechCrunch 7:20 AM
  • "Apple could pay a reward to the 14-year-old boy who found the FaceTime snooping bug"  CNBC 9:00 AM
  • "How Apple responded to this teen found the iPhone FaceTime bug" CNBC Videos 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 4 fall detection summons emergency services, saves elderly man" AppleInsider 9:53 AM
  • "Apple Watch 'fall detection' feature credited with saving man's life" BGR 8:56 PM
  • "Americans Think Apple Leads in 5G (Spoiler: It Doesn't)/Android phone makers will have a hard time winning iPhone buyers over with their new 5G phones, according to a new survey." PC Magazine 7:08 AM
  • "New Today at Apple sessions encourage creative optimism" 9to5Mac 9:53 AM
  • "1984 storyboard – visual plan behind Apple's iconic ad revealed" 9to5Mac 7:20 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "EU orders recall of children's smartwatch over severe privacy concerns: EU warns that ENOX Safe-KID-One smartwatches contain several security flaws that let third-parties track and call children's watches." ZDNet 8:57 PM
  • "Google's tumultuous year didn't stop it from making more money than ever: Revenue continues to grow, just not quite as fast as before." Engadget 3:54 PM
  • "Alphabet tops Q4 expectations: However, shares fell in after-hours trading when the tech giant reported growing losses in its 'other bets' category." ZDNet 3:48 PM
  • "Alphabet reports Q4 2018 income of $8.94 billion on $39.27 billion revenue" 9to5Google 3:42 PM
  • "Alphabet revenues are up 22% but the stock is still dropping" TechCrunch 3:36 PM
  • "Google, plagued by data and privacy issues, still rakes it in: Despite scandals, like its spat with Apple or Dragonfly search project, business is good." CNET 3:33 PM
  • "Alphabet topped revenue targets in Q4 but rising costs spook Wall Street" Business Insider 3:32 PM
  • "In 15 years Facebook has amassed 2.3 billion users — more than followers of Christianity" Business Insider 2:13 PM
  • "Samsung wants to spot breathing problems and lung disease with sensor-covered smart shirt" GearBrain 8:00 AM
  • "Samsung ends its sketchy Supreme collaboration" Engadget 7:12 AM
  • "Galaxy S10+ Visits Geekbench with Exynos 9820; Benchmark Score Close to Apple A12 Bionic SoC" MySmartPrice 6:58 AM
  • "#231: The Upgrade Cycle Is Extending/What Apple's quarterly results had to say about iPhone sales and prices, Apple reaches a fork in the road when it comes to keyboard design, and just after the official opening of 2019 iPhone Rumor Season comes the official opening of 2020 iPhone Rumor Season." Relay FM: Upgrade 3:32 PM
  • "Joe Kissell Updates Six Different Take Control Books For Mojave" MacVoices 1:36 PM
  • "A Dutch Company in Boston—Ultimaker's 3D Printers are Transforming Design and Engineering" Architosh 7:04 AM
  • "Rumors of new Apple hardware are just starting to percolate" The MT Show 6:58 AM
  • "Apple to Limit Accelerometer and Gyroscope Access in Safari on iOS 12.2 for Privacy Reasons"  MacRumors 11:26 AM
  • "iOS 12.2 will be able to block Web access to your iPhone's motion sensors" AppleInsider 12:01 PM
  • "Apple TV 4K is apparently selling at cost, HomePod at a loss" iDownload Blog 7:43 AM
  • "Apple Exploring New Glass Panel MacBook Keyboards That Could End Sticky Key Problems" MacRumors 7:23 AM
  • "Apple Introduces New Giraffe, Shark, Owl and Boar Animoji in iOS 12.2 Beta" MacRumors 2:09 PM
  • "Apple seeds second beta of iOS 12.2 to devs" Cult of Mac 2:09 PM
  • "Apple issues seconds betas of iOS 12.2, macOS Mojave 10.14.4, watchOS 5.2 & tvOS 12.2" iDownload Blog 2:17 PM
  • "iOS 12.2 beta 2 adds AT&T's controversial 5G E icon and 4 new Animojis" VentureBeat 3:32 PM
  • "iOS 12.2 beta 2 adds four new Animojis" Neowin 5:27 PM
  • "AT&T's fake 5G icon invades the iPhone in latest iOS beta" BGR 5:19 PM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 12.2 Beta 2 to Developers [Download] iClarified 2:17 PM
  • "To protect users' privacy, iOS 12.2 will limit Web apps' access to iPhone's sensors: The latest iOS beta defaults Web access to motion sensors to 'off.'" Ars Technica 8:36 PM
  • "Buggy iOS 12.2 Beta 2 Lock Screen Shows Battery Percentage Instead of Date [Updated] MacRumors 3:32 PM
  • "Some AT&T iPhones Displaying Misleading '5G E' Icon in iOS 12.2 Beta 2" MacRumors 2:17 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone X Models Starting at $769" MacRumors 11:26 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:28 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:28 AM

  • "2018 MacBook Air's FaceTime HD Camera Quality Issue" MacRumors 8:57 PM
  • "iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR Smart Battery Case review: Power for days" Mashable 7:33 AM
  • "Review: Nomad Base Station Apple Watch Edition – a legit AirPower alternative? [Video] 9to5Mac 2:09 PM
  • "Grovemade Apple Watch Dock Review: A $50 home for your wearable" 9to5Toys 2:09 PM
  • "I bought a load of cheap iPhone Lightning cables, and all but one were awful" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "Review: Zendure SuperTank & SuperPort are the best choices yet for portable power" AppleInsider 11:26 AM
  • "Aiwa Exos-9 Portable Bluetooth speaker review" The Gadgeteer 8:22 AM
  • "How to lock WhatsApp with Touch ID or Face ID on iOS" AddictiveTips 8:39 PM
  • "How to require Touch ID or Face ID to protect your private WhatsApp chats" iDownload Blog 2:17 PM
  • "How (and why) to use Motion & Orientation Settings in iOS" Apple Must 2:08 PM
  • "Using Two-Factor Without a Connection" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "How to use Screen Time on iOS 12 to cut down on your phone use" Digital Trends 9:00 AM
  • "How to fix your water-damaged iPhone, iPad, AirPods, or Mac" iMore 8:21 AM
  • "How to turn off the keyboard click sounds on iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 7:12 AM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: With An Ever So Light Bias" YMP Now 8:36 PM
  • "What's RCS Messaging and Why Should You Care?" Lifehacker 12:01 PM
  • "Samsung's Latest Apple Watch Competitor Actually Looks Decent" Thurrott 12:01 PM
  • "No Apple Super Bowl ads, one Apple CEO tweet" Apple 3.0 11:27 AM
  • "Brands like Apple and Molson Coors think a future of extreme weather and climate disasters will be profitable" Business Insider 11:15 AM
  • "Apple's digital health story is still waiting to be told"  Computerworld 11:09 AM
  • "Do-not-disturb on iPhone really sucks (and how Apple can fix it)" ZDNet 8:22 AM
  • "12 Apple AirPods 2 Features That Would Make It Totally Worth The Wait" Forbes 8:03 AM
  • "Where's Apple's collaboration service? Across a range of software and apps, the company already has many of the pieces of a full-service collaboration suite in place. It needs to get busying tying them all together."  Computerworld 7:42 AM
  • "Best 2019 laptops for college students: Whether you're looking for a general purpose workhorse, a gaming system or a convertible that doubles as a tablet, we've got the best laptop for every student." CNET 7:42 AM
  • "Why I hatefully love Apple Music's Android app"  The Next Web 7:27 AM
  • "Apple, Google have apologized for privacy issues but Facebook is just sorry they got caught"  AppleInsider 7:12 AM
  • "Fire (and lots of it): Berkeley researcher on the only way to fix cryptocurrency/Nicholas Weaver says bitcoin and other digital coins recapitulate 500 years of failure." Ars Technica 8:40 PM
  • "How Social Media Can Impact Your Consumption Habits" Forbes 3:32 PM
  • "Inside Facebook Decisions on Subscriptions, Content Policing" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 2:17 PM
  • "Here's How Slack's Rebranding Turned Into A 'Swasdicka' Nightmare" BuzzFeed News 11:58 AM
  • "How to make a basic Android game in Unreal Engine in 7 minutes" Android Authority 11:15 AM
  • "This 1-minute video highlights the hypocrisy of Verizon's Super Bowl ad about helping firefighters" Business Insider 11:15 AM
  • "Unboxing AMD's Radeon VII, The First 7nm GPU Unleashed" HotHardware 9:46 AM
  • "History repeats itself: How 5G's rollout could mimic 4G LTE's messy transition" Digital Trends 9:00 AM
  • "Why no one really quits Google or Facebook" TechCrunch 8:38 AM
  • "Huawei MateBook 13 review: A beautiful, premium laptop targeting Apple's MacBook Air" Android Authority 7:28 AM
  • "Facebook's 15th birthday is clouded by controversies and concerns" VentureBeat 11:19 AM
  • "As Facebook turns 15, I have a question for Zuckerberg and Sandberg" The Next Web 7:27 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Spotify Allegedly Dropping $200M To Acquire Podcast Startup Gimlet Media" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Roku in Talks With Apple About AirPlay 2 Support" MacRumors 3:32 PM
  • "LG launches Mac-ready 31.5-inch 4K monitor with USB-C, HDR 10" AppleInsider 2:10 PM
  • "Roland's R-07 is a pocket recorder for the Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 2:09 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of February 4: Allison Sheridan, VPNs, WordPress" The MUG Center 1:36 PM
  • "Unc0ver v2.2.5 released with improvements to the tool's diagnostics" iDownload Blog 11:26 AM
  • "Apple now sells a Belkin Ethernet + Power dongle for iPhones and Lightning iPads" 9to5Mac 11:25 AM
  • "Target Begins Apple Pay Rollout at Select Locations" MacRumors 8:21 AM
  • "OWC Unveils Second-Gen ThunderBlade External SSDs: 2800 MB/s Starting at $799" AnandTech 7:43 AM
  • "Warby Parker iOS app launches Virtual Try-On for glasses with ARKit and TrueDepth on iPhone X and later" 9to5Mac 8:21 AM
  • "Try on Your Next Pair of Glasses Using Just Your iPhone" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:42 AM
  • "Microsoft preparing to bring Xbox Live to iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch" The Verge 7:23 AM
  • "Microsoft is bringing Xbox Live to Android and iOS" Cult of Mac 7:22 AM
  • "Amazon Prime Video Apple TV App Gains X-Ray Feature" HotHardware 3:55 PM
  • "Amazon Prime Video's X-Ray feature comes to Apple TV" Cult of Mac 7:22 AM
  • "WhatsApp adds support for Face ID/Touch ID biometric lock on iOS" TechCrunch 7:20 AM
  • "The first MFi USB-C to Lightning cable is up for pre-order, $3 cheaper than Apple's" AppleInsider 7:17 AM
  • "Anker's First USB-C to Lightning Cable Beats Apple on Price" PC Magazine 7:08 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Nadella's first five years as Microsoft's CEO: Pragmatism is the watchword/Microsoft named Satya Nadella CEO five years ago today. His tenure has been a pragmatic one, and will likely continue along the same path for the coming five years." ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "Satya Nadella made Microsoft relevant again, so why isn't he a billionaire yet?" CNBC 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft buys BrightBytes DataSense to bring more data analytics to schools" ZDNet 9:54 AM
  • "Windows 10 error messages are finally about to become more useful" Digital Trends 2:14 PM
  • "Microsoft will now be leveraging TomTom's map data across its cloud services" Neowin 5:17 PM
  • "Intel leads $30 million investment in AI startup: Investors are lining up to get a piece of Catalytic's DIY software, which automates mundane work tasks." Crain's Chicago Business 8:26 AM
  • "Intel Capital leads $30 million investment in workplace automation platform Catalytic" VentureBeat 9:53 AM
  • "Intel's New CEO's Plan to Tackle Various Challenges" Market Realist 3:36 PM
  • "Intel's discrete GPU could offer photorealistic graphics, teaser video hints" Digital Trends 11:27 AM
  • "Intel is really killing off its Itanium server chips this time" The Inquirer 8:28 AM
  • "Intel appoints seven Israeli VPs, on heels of $11 billion to expand Kiryat Gat facility" Jewish News Syndicate 8:28 AM
  • "AMD Amends Wafer Supply Agreement With GlobalFoundries" eTeknix 8:30 AM
  • "Crowdstrike's partnership with Dell is shaking up the cybersecurity landscape ahead of a planned IPO" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "McCormick taps IBM's AI to develop new flavors, food products" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "IBM and McCormick blend new seasonings with AI" VentureBeat 7:44 AM
  • "IBM and Clinton Global Initiative collaborate to help impact lives through technology" Business Insider 3:32 PM
  • "Cisco joins Apple in calling for a US version of GDPR data protection and privacy laws" BetaNews 7:43 AM
  • "Quantum Computing Doesn't Threaten Good Encryption—Yet" ITPro Today 7:43 AM
  • "Traditional databases like Oracle now history: Amazon CTO" IANS 8:33 AM
  • "What to Expect from Cisco Collaboration: It's becoming clear now that they've been busy at Cisco, and we are in for an unveiling in terms of both updates and roadmap." No Jitter 8:31 AM
  • "Cisco calls for data law as tech split over privacy deepens" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:31 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Apple and Sirius Are Both Even Stronger Than They Look: Each reported earnings this week, but the real stories for both are about long-term transformations." The Motley Fool 8:56 PM
  • "Apple overtook Microsoft as the most valuable U.S. company for a few moments today" Neowin 5:19 PM
  • "Apple briefly regains title as most valuable U.S. company" Reuters 3:31 PM
  • "Apple again the world's most valuable company" MacDailyNews 1:37 PM
  • "Is Apple Aggressively Buying Back Its Stock? Without Apple doing so well Monday the indices would look much different." RealMoney 11:27 AM
  • "Why Apple's Rally May Only Be Starting" Seeking Alpha 11:10 AM
  • "The Tim Cook Indicator: In Which Tim Says The R-Word Under His Breath" Seeking Alpha 7:55 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market closes higher as tech shares rally: Papa John's rises after Starboard makes $200 million investment" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks Rise Ahead of Alphabet Earnings: Stocks rose Monday amid another rush of earnings reports this week including Alphabet results due after the bell." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stock indexes higher on rising tech, industrial firm shares: U.S. stocks closed higher Monday, starting a week that will include earnings from 96 companies in the S&P 500." FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Higher, Led by Tech Sector: Microsoft, Apple both added more than 2.5% apiece, helping to boost the blue-chip index as well" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed amid holiday closures; Sony sinks: Nikkei, Hang Seng advance; indexes in China, Taiwan, South Korea closed" MarketWatch 8:25 AM
  • "London markets edge up thanks to oil, but miners weigh" MarketWatch 8:24 AM

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