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Monday Highlights: After a relatively quiet weekend, Monday stock markets crater over 1000 points due to expanding coronavirus concerns, Apple hovering around $300, down over 4% today; Wedbush sees virus as temporary challenge, holds AAPL target at $400; meanwhile, Apple loses VirnetX appeal in the US Supreme Court; clamshell that is iOS slowly opening?; what you copy to your iOS clipboard is allegedly available to any app, Apple calls it no problemo; Safari will eventually reject HTTPS certificates if over 13 mo. old; switch from Windows to Mac? Here's a compilation of tips to make things smoother; Steve Jobs would be 65 today—more in our General Interest section; Warren Buffett finally trades his old flip phone for an iPhone, "says Apple...'probably the best business I know in the world'"; iPhone 12 to feature 802.11ay Wi-Fi?

  • "Apple has hit another all-time high, and one trader says more records are ahead"  CNBC 8:58 AM
  • "Apple made a big Hollywood splash in 2019. In 2020, it needs even more: The Apple TV Plus launch this year was a multibillion-dollar bet. Next year we learn if Apple can move beyond being just the iPhone company."  CNET 7:52 AM
  • "What to expect from Apple in 2020: Looking ahead to the year to come, Dan Moren lays out some of the big things to expect (and not) out of Cupertino." Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "Loup Ventures' 2020 Tech Predictions: 1. Apple Will Be the Best Performing FAANG Stock in 2020" Loup Ventures 1:00 PM
  • "Regulating Big Tech was mostly talk in 2019 — expect the same in 2020: Facebook, Alphabet, Apple and Amazon remain in a holding pattern as revenue continues to pile up, and stock prices and market values soar" MarketWatch 3:36 PM
  • "Apple AirPod Suppliers Seek Financing to Expand in Vietnam" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:41 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Could Transition Safari to Google's Open-Source Chromium" Digital Trends 3:04 PM
  • "How to permanently unhide the User Library folder on macOS" AddictiveTips 3:35 PM
  • "How to combine two columns in Microsoft Excel without losing data" Business Insider 8:56 AM
  • "Adobe Apps: 2019 Mac Pro 12-Core versus 2010 Mac Pro 12-Core" Bare Feats 8:16 AM
  • "8 Mac security and privacy features to set up right away" Intego 7:59 AM
  • "No, Safari isn't switching from WebKit to Chromium FFS" iMore 1:09 PM
Press Releases
  • "Navicat Monitor Version 2.0 is Released" prMac 1:04 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple to donate to Australian brush fire relief efforts: Apple will donate funds to ongoing relief efforts in Australia, where a dangerous combination of record temperatures, high winds and drought over the past two months set the stage for dozens of devastating brush fires." AppleInsider 8:51 PM
  • "Apple's cheapest iPhone from 2018 was the most popular smartphone in the world this year, and it's further evidence that people are fed up with the high prices of new phones" Business Insider 10:05 AM
  • "Revamped Apple Maps Expands to the Southeast and Central United States, Completing Rollout" MacRumors 2:30 PM
  • "Apple has completed the rollout of the new Apple Maps: It's time to put Apple's new map to the test." iMore 7:55 PM
  • "Apple to Donate Money to Support Fire Relief Efforts in Australia" MacRumors 8:47 AM
  • "Apple 'hacker' spared jail over iCloud blackmail" BBC 7:52 AM
  • "Using Night mode to shoot 40 continuous days of darkness" 9to5Mac 8:00 AM
  • "April 2019 in review: Apple settles with Qualcomm to get its 5G modem" AppleInsider 3:06 PM
  • "March 2019 in review: AirPower is dead, Apple TV+ lives, and Apple Card is born" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "Late collector's vintage Macs find a new home at Montana museum" Cult of Mac 2:29 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "The FAA Wants To Track All Drones Flying In The US" UberGizmo 8:51 PM
  • "4 enterprise AR trends to watch in 2020" VentureBeat 8:52 AM
  • "Amazon is patenting hand-recognition technology, and it could be implemented in Amazon Go stores" Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "Google is poised to make another blitz at CES 2020: The world's largest tech conference has become a crucial battleground for Google Assistant in its war against Amazon and other rivals." CNET 8:05 AM
  • "How AI helps unlock the secrets of Old Master and modernist paintings" Ars Technica 7:59 AM
  • "The Decade That YouTube Changed TV: In the last 10 years, traditional celebs have begun clamoring for a spot on the erstwhile cat video haven, even as it's churned out stars of its own." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:52 AM
  • "Facebook Messenger Now Requires a Facebook Account" PC Magazine 7:29 AM
  • "Apps To Delete, Year Of Security – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-27" The Mac Observer 12:52 PM
  • "Pro Display XDR is a game-changer, AppleTV+ show renewed before debut on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8:52 AM
  • "Apple's enters... the space game!? We discuss, this week, on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:15 AM
  • "8 Steps to Ensure the Security and Privacy of Your New Mac" Intego Mac Podcast 7:59 AM
  • "Apple sued over atrial fibrillation optical sensor in Apple Watch: A doctor has launched a lawsuit alleging that Apple is willfully violating a patent surrounding the technologies used in the Apple Watch to detect atrial fibrillation optically." AppleInsider 6:29 PM
  • "Wiesel Versus Apple" Scribd 6:31 PM
  • "Japan Display in talks with Apple and Sharp to sell factory: Sale of entire facility seen to help turnaround efforts of struggling maker" Nikkei 8:16 AM
  • "Apple spent 2019 giving us most of what we wanted: Cheaper iPhones, keyboards that work... oh my." Engadget 8:15 AM
  • "Exclusive Renders and 360-degrees Video of 2020 iPad Pro 11" and 12.9"" iGeeksBlog 8:16 AM
  • "Renders Depict Alleged Design of 2020 11 and 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Models With Triple-Lens Cameras" MacRumors 9:41 AM
  • "Apple's 2020 iPad Pro Leaks In New Renders With iPhone 11 Pro-Style Triple Cameras" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "'Why does my Wi-Fi keep disconnecting on my iPhone?': How to fix your iPhone's faulty Wi-Fi connection" Business Insider 9:43 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Latest Apple Pay promotion offers 20% off Grubhub through New Year's Day" 9to5Mac 6:32 PM
  • "16" & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:52 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:52 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:52 AM

  • "MH40 Wireless review: Beautiful, yet flawed" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "Review: the Promise Pegasus J2i is a well-designed option to add SATA HDD storage to Mac Pro [Video] 9to5Mac 9:41 AM
  • "Totallee's minimalist car charger works great (and I really like its automatic arms feature)" Apple World Today 7:52 AM
iOS Apps
  • "'SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions' Review – Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound" Touch Arcade 1:08 PM
  • "Audio not working for one of your AirPods? Here's how to fix it" 9to5Mac 6:33 PM
  • "How to turn off Low Power Mode on an iPhone in 2 different ways" Business Insider 2:29 PM
  • "How to safely erase your iPad, iPhone or Mac before returning it" Cult of Mac 2:29 PM
  • "iOS 13: How to Delete Installed Apps From Your Device" The Mac Observer 2:21 PM
  • "How to Change What AirPods Pro Stems Do When Squeezed" OS X Daily 10:05 AM
  • "How to change your iCloud password on your iPhone to protect your privacy" Business Insider 10:04 AM
  • "13 Settings To Customize On Your Brand New iPhone" MacMost 1:03 PM
  • "'Does the iPad have 3D Touch?': The iPad does not — here's what you use instead of 3D Touch on an iPad" Business Insider 1:00 PM
  • "10 must-have apps for your new Apple Watch: Take your little wrist computer to the next level with these great apps." Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "2020 iPad Pro Renders Leaked, Shows Off Triple Camera Setup" UberGizmo 8:31 PM
  • "2020 iPad Pro renders bring a taste of the future" Cult of Mac 6:53 PM
  • "An Apple fan's cheatsheet to the Google ecosystem: Until Apple expands its line-up of HomeKit products, it's time to give Google Nest accessories a look." iMore 9:42 AM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Diversion: Apple Help and a Glimmer of Light with the iPhone 11 Pro Photo Sync Failure" eXtensions 7:53 AM
  • "Is Apple the Most Suitable Buyer for Broadcom's RF Chip?" Market Realist 7:51 AM
  • "'They're abysmal students': Are cell phones destroying the college classroom? A cri de coeur from a philosophy professor." Ars Technica 4:56 PM
  • "The Rise — And Rise — Of Mass Surveillance" BuzzFeed News 1:09 PM
  • "The New York Times's Hypocrisy on Ad Tracking and Privacy" Daring Fireball 1:04 PM
  • "NVIDIA GeForce Now review: Cloud gaming utopia/GeForce Now showcases the limitless potential of cloud gaming — provided you can get into the beta." Android Central 8:15 AM
  • "Why Are We So Nostalgic For the Technology From Our Past?" Digital Trends 8:03 AM
  • "Decade of Dystopia: How Tech in the 2010s Brought Us to Disaster" Digital Trends 8:03 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iQIYI Announces its 2020 Strategy of the iQIYI Knowledge App, Focusing on Educational Videos and IP-based Content" PRNewswire 3:09 PM
  • "Digital Pens: World Market Outlook to 2027 with Profilings of Anoto Group, Apple, Canon, Convergene, E-pens, Hanvon Technology, and More" PRNewswire 3:09 PM
  • "Apple Now Selling Sonos One SL Wireless Speaker, AirPods Pro Cases" MacRumors 2:28 PM
  • "10 amazing and affordable accessories for your new Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 1:08 PM
  • "First MFi-certified LED flash for iPhone 11 photography now available" 9to5Mac 1:09 PM
  • "Anker unveils first MFi certified iPhone 11 flash, shipping next month for $49.99" The Verge 1:00 PM
  • "Anker Creates The First MFi Certified iPhone LED Flash Accessory" UberGizmo 8:29 PM
Computer Industry
  • "Letter: How Nadella added more value to Microsoft" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft proposes AI that improves when you smile" VentureBeat 3:35 PM
  • "Microsoft's 'Immature' Operating System Support Makes Its First 2020 Victim" Softpedia 8:40 AM
  • "Windows 10 X immaturity reportedly scuppering Intel's plans for folding laptops" MSPoweruser 8:40 AM
  • "Intel Supposedly Prepping New Thermal Design For Notebooks" ExtremeTech 8:37 AM
  • "DigiTimes: Intel to Announce Advanced Thermal Module at CES" Tom's Hardware 8:38 AM
  • "Intel Reportedly Developing Breakthrough Project Athena Thermal Module For Laptops" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Intel Unleashing Core i9-10900K CPU 10-Core CPU, Unlocked Up To 125W TDP, Clock Speeds Will Higher Than Ever Before!" WCCFTech 8:37 AM
  • "Intel's First Discrete GPU Might Be Based on Next-Gen Integrated Graphics" ExtremeTech 8:36 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Budget GPU Set To Be Unleashed At CES, Rumor Has It" TechRadar 8:33 AM
  • "Scientists Teleport Data Between Two Quantum Chips Ushering The Singularity" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Dell Technologies-led India external storage market up 8pc in Q3" New Kerala 8:34 AM
  • "Oracle Deploys Cloud Region in India to Support Client Growth" Zacks 10:04 AM
  • "Oracle Deploys Cloud Region in India to Support Client Growth" Zacks 8:22 AM
  • "Cisco Stock Had a Troubling Year. That Could Continue in 2020." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:00 AM
  • "AnandTech Year In Review 2019: Lots of CPUs" AnandTech 3:14 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Is the Mark of Excellence: Apple is at the core, for me personally, at the very center of my 5G technology trade." RealMoney 1:01 PM
  • "Apple: What a way to end a decade" Apple 3.0 8:08 AM
  • "AAPL 2019 performance the best since 2009, up more than 80%" 9to5Mac 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Will Lead FAANG Performers Again Next Year, Loup Says" Bloomberg 1:00 PM
  • "Long-Term Investor in Apple? Have a Look at This: Apple has been on fire, rallying more than 100% from the January lows. When can investors buy the stock?" TheStreet 1:01 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 rise as stocks extend record-setting rally: U.S. stock indexes close to best annual performance in two decades" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Dow, S&P Close at Record Highs; Nasdaq Slips as Stocks Close Out Christmas Week: The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 closed at a record highs Friday while the Nasdaq slipped to end the holiday-shortened week." TheStreet 3:56 PM
  • "Dow Jones Hits Another Record High, Led By Nike; FANG Stock Makes Another Bullish Move" Investor's Business Daily 3:56 PM
  • "Dow, S&P rally to all-time highs as Santa rally keeps delivering on Wall Street" FOXBusiness 3:56 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Inch Ahead to Record: S&P 500 ends roughly flat while Nasdaq slips from Thursday's peak" [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "European markets poised for another record session, inspired by Wall Street gains: Qiagen tumbles after company rejected potential suitors" MarketWatch 8:43 AM

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