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Weekend Highlights: Apple's fight against EU's $14 billion tax bill to begin in September; Apple legal team files suit against Corellium over their "'perfect replicas' of iOS"; Jeremy Horwitz calls it a "direct attack on iOS emulation"—reports in our Apple/Macintosh and Op/Ed sections; shortcuts/aliases, coming to Google Drive soon on macOS and Windows; Google's Assistant maintains pole position in AI testing between it, Amazon Alexa, and Siri; Apple pushes for patent review of Red's RAW code; New York Times feature looks at how humans are teaching AI; Apple Watch Series 5 predicted to feature OLED displays from Japan Display.

  • "Apple iPhone shipments plunge in China with Huawei gaining ground against wider industry slump: Huawei racks up 23 per cent gain in shipments in fourth quarter against 9.7 per cent slump in industry shipments"  South China Morning Post 8:16 AM
  • "Apple iPhone Shipments Dive in China as Huawei Tightens Grip" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Apple iPhone sales in China fell by a fifth in fourth quarter: IDC" Reuters 11:21 AM
  • "New figures highlight the iPhone's rough quarter in China" TechCrunch 11:20 AM
  • "Apple looks for ways to stay afloat in China" 9:03 PM
  • "What It's Like To Work Inside Apple's 'Black Site': Contractors a few miles from the company's spaceship-like headquarters live in fear of termination—and the bathroom lines."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:58 AM
  • "Apple is so secretive that its contractors reportedly work at 'black sites,' named for confidential CIA bases" Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "Apple has already defeated Qualcomm's first ITC complaint with a workaround in iOS 12.1 and later, blessed by Qualcomm's CTO" Foss Patents 2:30 PM
  • "Qualcomm's U.S. ITC Complaint Falling Apart as Apple Implements Workaround in iOS 12.1" MacRumors 2:32 PM
  • "Italian Apple homepage forced to add iPhone battery throttling advisory as result of lawsuit"  9to5Mac 8:00 AM
  • "Italy forces iPhone battery throttling notice posting on Apple's Italian homepage" AppleInsider 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Services: The Future Growth And Revenue Machine" Seeking Alpha 12:05 PM
  • "Apple Taps iPhone Executive to Be First Head of Marketing for AR" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:03 PM
  • "Transparency: Today I upgraded the OS on my work iMac to Mojave. The upgrade took maybe an hour and had no hiccups, which I was glad of. I haven't used it enough to know whether any of my software is broken, but I have used it enough to know that Apple is making visual changes to the user interface that certainly don't enhance the user experience and probably detract from it." Dr. Drang 8:41 PM
  • "How to Disable Autocorrect in Microsoft Word for Mac" OS X Daily 2:30 PM
  • "How to use a blue light filter on your PC or Mac" Digital Trends 8:30 AM
  • "How to Get the Most From Your macOS Dock" Gizmodo 8:30 AM
  • "How To Check Apple System Status (Apple Services, Stores, and iCloud)" macReports 8:25 AM
  • "How to set up and start using your Fitbit with Mac" iMore 12:16 PM
  • "Slow iCloud Keychain Passwords/Forms Autofills On Mac" macReports 8:25 AM
  • "How to find and insert special characters in macOS" Macworld 7:57 AM
  • "Creating Animation With Keynote Magic Move" MacMost 9:18 AM
  • "Hard Links: 3662262 Revisited" Rixstep 2:17 PM
Press Releases
  • "Win95 on macOS" Rixstep 5:55 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple announces Health Records feature coming to veterans: Working with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Apple announced that the Health Records on iPhone feature will be available soon to veterans. For the first time, American veterans receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration will be able to securely view their aggregated health records directly in the Health app on their iPhone." Apple 11:09 AM
  • "Apple partners with VA to bring Health Records to veterans" TechCrunch 11:20 AM
  • "Apple makes mobile health records a reality for US veterans" Apple Must 11:27 AM
  • "Apple will let military veterans access their health records on the iPhone" The Verge 12:05 PM
  • "How did Apple's AirPods go from mockery to millennial status symbol? Back in 2016, Apple's wireless earbuds were ridiculed by the tech industry. Now, thousands of memes later, the tables have turned"  The Guardian 8:07 AM
  • "YouTube beats Apple, Netflix as the most trusted brand by millennials" Digital Trends 3:15 PM
  • "Google and Apple under fire for hosting Saudi app for tracking women" Android Police 2:59 PM
  • "Apple sued over RIM-developed USB charging technology following preemptive action: Non-practicing entity Fundamental Innovation Systems International on Monday filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming the tech giant infringes on multiple patents covering USB charging and communication technologies." AppleInsider 7:53 PM
  • "Apple sued because two-factor authentication is inconvenient: 2FA suit likely to win SFA" The Inquirer 8:29 AM
  • "A giant coalition of companies including Amazon and Apple urges Congress to save 'Dreamer' immigrants"  CNBC 8:34 AM
  • "Tim Cook joins other CEOs in urging Congress to protect 'Dreamers'" AppleInsider 8:34 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Coalition Renewing Push for Immigration Reform" MacRumors 9:22 AM
  • "US iPhone users spent $79 last year, up 36% from 2017" TechCrunch 3:26 PM
  • "Average U.S. iPhone User Spent $79 on Apps Last Year" MacRumors 6:03 PM
  • "Steve Jobs opera triumphs with classical music Grammy" Cult of Mac 11:21 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "US government warns allies about Huawei again: The US has told Hungary that America finds it 'more difficult' to partner with nations that have Huawei equipment deployed." ZDNet 7:52 PM
  • "A.I. Shows Promise as a Physician Assistant: Doctors competed against A.I. computers to recognize illnesses on magnetic resonance images of a human brain during a competition in Beijing last year. The human doctors lost." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:22 AM
  • "Samsung teases upcoming foldable Galaxy phone announcement in new video" ZDNet 11:22 AM
  • "Samsung teases foldable phone news during Galaxy S10 event" The Verge 8:34 AM
  • "South Korea's Supreme Court vacates 2009 antitrust fine imposed on Qualcomm by the Korea Fair Trade Commission: unrelated to 2016 ruling" Foss Patents 8:25 AM
  • "Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
  • "Google Pixel Watch may be coming out this year" phoneArena 8:31 AM
  • "Google's stunning plan to avoid apps slurping Gmail inboxes: Charge devs for security audits" The Register 7:24 AM
  • "Touch Bar & The Terminal – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 748" The Mac Observer 7:38 PM
  • "MacVoices #19080: Markus Müller-Simhofer Introduces Mindmapping Application MindNode" MacVoices 5:55 PM
  • "#232: De-emphasis on Trees/It's been reported that the iPad's home screen will be evolving in 2019, but what form will that evolution take? Myke and Jason make a wish list, and also discuss Angela Ahrendts's departure from Apple Retail, Spotify's investment in podcasting, and Apple and Disney's latest streaming-media moves." Relay FM: Upgrade 2:59 PM
  • "Stacktrace Podcast 023: 'In Rambo sight'" 9to5Mac 2:31 PM
  • "Welcome to Techathlon: The most fun technology podcast ever created" Popular Science 2:18 PM
  • "Veterans Health Records; Podcast Picks – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-11" The Mac Observer 1:21 PM
  • "Mint Mobile's $20 data plan sounds too good to be true — here's why it's not" [Interview with Mint Mobile's SVP of Marketing] Android Central 11:37 AM
  • "[Update] Exclusive: Apple AirPods 2 Will Look Identical to AirPods, AirPower to Launch This Spring/The Apple AirPods 2 will not look any different compared to the current AirPods but will offer superior audio quality and some new features." MySmartPrice 7:11 AM
  • "AirPods 2 With Grip Coating and AirPower Said to Launch This Spring" MacRumors 7:57 AM
  • "2019 iPhone reported to stick to Lightning port and same 5W USB-A charger in box" 9to5Mac 7:04 AM
  • "Report: 2019 iPhone Still Ships With a 5W Charger" PC Magazine 7:04 AM
  • "AirPower launching this spring at $150 with 'exclusive' features that may require iOS 13" iDownload Blog 8:59 AM
  • "No USB-C Or Fast Charger With 2019 iPhone, Says New Report" Redmond Pie 7:58 PM
  • "Report: New iPad mini 5 will look the same as iPad mini 4 design, aimed as lower cost product" 9to5Mac 7:59 AM
  • "Fifth-generation iPad mini may not incorporate big design changes" AppleInsider 7:59 AM
  • "Apple reportedly testing Macs with Face ID and touchscreen displays" BGR 9:03 PM
  • "Apple supply chain: Touch, memory module makers to be hit by iPhone hiccups" DigiTimes 8:13 AM
  • "Apple supply chain: TSMC to remain sole iPhone chip supplier" DigiTimes 8:13 AM
  • "Apple supply chain: Mixed shipment prospects seen for Mac, AirPods, Apple Watch" DigiTimes 8:13 AM
  • "Apple supply chain: Flexible PCB makers plagued by lackluster iPhone sales" ["Meanwhile, Apple is also set to launch new iPad models in the first half of 2019, which is seen as a boon to shipment performances at Taiwan-based flexible PCB suppliers. But what counts most will be the sales performance of new iPhones to be released in the second half of the year. Among them, Flexium Interconnect has projected a pickup in its market share for communication-use flexible boards needed for new iPhones in 2019."] DigiTimes 7:56 AM
  • "TSMC is working on sequel to Apple's celebrated A12 Bionic chip" Cult of Mac 7:58 AM
  • "iOS 12.2 Brings Back 'Mark As Played' Option In Podcasts App" Redmond Pie 8:38 AM
  • "Apple apparently files for bizarre 'Bald Eagle 5G' trademark" VentureBeat 11:35 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac Mini and MacBook Air 2018 hit Apple refurbished store in U.S." Digital Trends 8:24 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:10 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:10 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:10 AM

  • "2018 MacBook Air Review: Getting the Band Back Together" 512 Pixels 11:36 AM
  • "Silk Folio Wallet iPhone Case review: Feature filled" iMore 9:22 AM
  • "Review: Mujjo's all-new touchscreen gloves offer flexible, convenient warmth" AppleInsider 3:06 PM
  • "Nomad's titanium Apple Watch band is a more affordable alternative to Apple's metal link" AppleInsider 9:21 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Hands-on with an Alpha build of Google Maps' Augmented Reality mode" TechCrunch 6:04 PM
  • "How to cancel your Apple Music subscription" 9to5Mac 6:04 PM
  • "How to properly clean an iPad screen without damaging your device" Business Insider 3:34 PM
  • "How to use iOS Reminders on your iPhone" Computerworld 11:09 AM
  • "How to Enter Recovery Mode on New 2018 iPad Pro [Tutorial] WCCFTech 8:31 AM
  • "I Used an iPhone X for a Year and Had 99% Battery Health – Here's How I Did it" WCCFTech 8:27 AM
  • "Adding, removing remove contacts from the Health app in iOS 12" Apple World Today 7:52 AM
  • "MacRumors Readers Hoping for USB-C Instead of Lightning in 2019 iPhones" MacRumors 6:04 PM
  • "iPhone's Biggest Failure Magnifies Apple's Poor Performance" Forbes 6:02 PM
  • "Disappointing Rumors Hint Apple's iPad mini 5 Will Be More of the Same" iDrop News 3:16 PM
  • "What we know about the iPod touch 7th generation" 9to5Mac 3:06 PM
  • "Maybe Don't Use Face ID" Mashable 2:30 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Just Announced a Brilliant New 'Dream Job' Position in This Company Email: CEO Tim Cook just made a HR move that shouldn't go unnoticed for its genius and what it symbolizes."  Inc. 2:18 PM
  • "Multiplying Apple's store count isn't the sweet solution to customer experience many hope for"  9to5Mac 11:21 AM
  • "A 'dull' iPad mini 5 could be Apple's most exciting release of the year" Macworld 11:21 AM
  • "Trying to make sense of all the Apple takeover talks" Bloomberg 8:32 AM
  • "Latest iPhone SE 2 Concept Keeps Original Design But With Glass Rear And Notch" Redmond Pie 8:24 AM
  • "Apple predictions: where is the company headed this year?" Apple World Today 7:52 AM
  • "Always On, Always Connected are the Laptops of the Future" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:36 AM
  • "AARP talks smart tech, how it may help us live better, longer" GearBrain 8:24 AM
  • "Uh oh: Insider says Samsung's foldable Galaxy F phone won't launch next week" BGR 8:14 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Latest YouTube for iOS update reintroduces annoying Home indicator bug" 9to5Mac 8:20 PM
  • "Heart Analyzer for Apple Watch adds live heart rate support, improved complications, more" 9to5Mac 6:06 PM
  • "Amazon is buying mesh router company Eero: Eero led the way in simplifying home Wi-Fi" The Verge 6:04 PM
  • "GolfLogix Apple Watch update brings exact yardages, green images, score tracking, more" 9to5Mac 2:31 PM
  • "Halide iOS camera app gains RGB histogram and more, teases new app coming soon" 9to5Mac 2:31 PM
  • "Gmail gets a useful right-click menu" TechCrunch 2:31 PM
  • "MagSafe makes a full comeback for your USB-C MacBooks: ThunderMag handles both 100W power and 40 Gbps data." Engadget 2:30 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of February 11: Steve Sande, Election Security, Backups, Photos" The MUG Center 11:27 AM
  • "AirWave brings more media control gestures to your iPhone when AirPods are connected" iDownload Blog 8:30 AM
  • "Healthcare Battery Case for the iPhone® Has Arrived: Code releases powered protection for iPhone 8" PRNewswire 8:17 AM
  • "2019 tech events calendar: Everything on deck from Apple, Google, Amazon and more" CNET 7:24 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Skeleton Key To Unlocking Success" Forbes 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft: 70 percent of all security bugs are memory safety issues/Percentage of memory safety issues has been hovering at 70 percent for the past 12 years." ZDNet 11:36 AM
  • "Microsoft wants Washington state to double down on infrastructure and privacy" GeekWire 2:29 PM
  • "Google and Microsoft Warn That AI May Do Dumb Things" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:24 AM
  • "Google and Microsoft warn investors that bad AI could harm their brand" The Verge 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft & Google expand security tools to political parties in Canada & Europe" ZDNet 7:56 PM
  • "Israeli developers behind Microsoft's AI-powered healthcare bot" Jerusalem Post 8:46 AM
  • "How Microsoft used US$500mil to shape the tech housing debate" The Star: Malaysia 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft is tapping machine learning to curb 'email overload'" TechCircle 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft teases HoloLens 2 launch for later this month" The Verge 8:04 AM
  • "This new IBM recycling tech makes brand new plastic from dirty bottles: The new process could change how we recycle–and replace oil used in plastic manufacturing with old plastics." Fast Company 8:53 AM
  • "IBM to conduct 'quantum IoT' research in Melbourne: Use case builds on intent to find new ways to crunch big data." iTNews Australia 8:53 AM
  • "IBM Blockchain Platform now live in Melbourne" ZDNet 7:02 AM
  • "IBM Inks $2 Billion Deal to Develop AI Hardware Center in NY" Zacks 8:53 AM
  • "IBM signs $540mn managed services deal with Nordea Bank" Gigabit 8:53 AM
  • "IBM researchers predict 5 innovations will change our lives in 5 years" VentureBeat 8:24 AM
  • "Google is poaching Qualcomm and Intel engineers for its new chip design team: Big tech companies want to reduce reliance on chipmakers" The Verge 2:17 PM
  • "IBM's AI takes on world-class debater in argument about preschool" VentureBeat 8:42 PM
  • "Dell Technologies aims USD 70 bn in channel sales in 2019: Joyce Mullen" ChannelWorld 8:51 AM
  • "Dell EMC PowerMax: Formerly VMAX, PowerMax flash from Dell EMC is rated to deliver 10 million IOPS. All-flash PowerMax maintains the VMAX dual controller, but replaces SAS SSDs with NVMe." TechTarget 8:51 AM
  • "Intel SGX 'safe' room easily trashed by white-hat hacking marauders: Enclave malware demo'd" The Register 8:42 PM
  • "Intel immersed in Premier League: Intel has joined up with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City to introduce True View technology to TV coverage of their matches which allows immersive match views from any angle." Electronics Weekly 8:48 AM
  • "Intel Inside Ireland: $8 billion manufacturing plant planned" TweakTown 8:48 AM
  • "Intel files plans for £6.2b Leixlip fab expansion" bit-tech 8:48 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9990XE performance analysed by custom PC maker" Hexus 8:48 AM
  • "Intel and Ericsson develop 5G platform: Ericsson and Intel have announced another collaboration, this time for a software and hardware management platform for 5G, NFV, and distributed cloud." ZDNet 7:56 PM
  • "Will Intel's new CEO be capable of the radical thinking it needs?" Rethink Research [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:48 AM
  • "AMD Navi graphics cards may not reach gamers until October" Digital Trends 8:24 AM
  • "Oracle enhances cloud capability in UAE through new data centre" Telecompaper 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle unleashes new level of market opportunity for channel" CRN India 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle seeing big SaaS growth in Australia" iTWire 8:42 AM
  • "Cisco pushes silicon photonics for enterprise, web-scale networking" TechCentral 8:41 AM
  • "Trump's Plan to Keep America First in AI" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:23 AM
  • "SuperMicro says gaming motherboards with emerging technologies are coming in 2019: The household name from a previous era is looking to make a huge comeback" TechSpot 2:18 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Shares Shrug Off Report of Weak Demand in China for iPhones" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:18 PM
  • "Shares of Apple Are Likely to Rally Despite the 'Old News' Headline" RealMoney [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:26 AM
  • "The ARPUs of the Big Four Dwarf Everybody Else" ["To put it another way, with its service business (music, apps, etc.) Apple is making 10x more than a decent publisher makes on advertising. And given the growth (+17 percent Y/Y), Horace Dediu does not exclude a service-related ARPU of $50 per device owner and per year in the near future."] Monday Note 8:25 AM
  • "Take a Bite Into Apple's History: Behind the Label/Do you know about Apple's history? Here's what you should know about the company that brought you iPhones." TheStreet 8:31 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close mostly higher as new round of U.S.-China trade talks kick off: Tesla's stock gains on analyst upgrade" MarketWatch 4:45 PM
  • "Stocks Mixed Ahead of U.S.-China Trade Talks; Healthcare Sector Weighs on Dow: The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls as investors eye progress in this week's renewed U.S.-China trade talks." TheStreet 4:44 PM
  • "Stocks close mixed as US-China trade talks resume" FOXBusiness 4:43 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Inch Higher, Led by Industrial Companies: Investors start the week with a close eye on trade negotiations with China, as U.S. officials arrive in Beijing" [Paid Membership Required] 4:43 PM
  • "China stocks climb after holiday break, driven by trade-deal hopes: Smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite surges 3.5%" MarketWatch 8:36 AM
  • "Europe's markets rally ahead of round of U.S, China trade talks" MarketWatch 8:36 AM

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