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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Ireland's move to limited status will peel the covers off its opaque finances: After Australia forced Apple to file accounts, tech giant heads to Irish companies office"  Irish Times 7:28 AM
  • "Apple Is Really a Luxury-Goods Stock, Analyst Says. That Makes It Worth More."  Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:48 AM
  • "FTC to Examine Past Acquisitions by Large Technology Companies: Agency Issues 6(b) Orders to Alphabet Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook, Inc., Google Inc., and Microsoft Corp."  Federal Trade Commission 12:49 PM
  • "FTC demands data about acquisitions from Google, Amazon.com, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft" Reuters 11:21 AM
  • "FTC Examining Past Acquisitions by Apple and Other Tech Companies in Ongoing Antitrust Investigation" MacRumors 12:49 PM
  • "Apple Loses Rehearing Bid In VirnetX FaceTime Case" Silicon UK 8:02 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Explains BlueMail Reinstatement, Says BlueMail Finally Complied With Gatekeeper Security Requirements"  MacRumors 2:13 PM
  • "Apple restores BlueMail app but devs say the fight continues"  Cult of Mac 11:06 AM
  • "BlueMail says excluded app returns to Mac app store" Reuters 11:06 AM
  • "Email app returns to Mac App Store after 8-month fight with Apple" CNET 11:07 AM
  • "BlueMail Returns to Mac App Store, Developers Still Suing Apple Over Anticompetitive Behavior" MacRumors 11:22 AM
  • "2020 State of Malware Report" [20-page PDF] Malwarebytes 7:03 AM
  • "Mac threats overtake Windows for the first time" BetaNews 7:26 AM
  • "Mac malware is growing fast. But it's still not as dangerous as the attacks on Windows" ZDNet 12:47 PM
  • "Mac Malware Exploded By 400% In 2018 Far Outpacing New PC Infections" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Mac malware outpaced Windows PCs threats for first time in 2019, report says" AppleInsider 8:00 PM
  • "Mac malware reportedly grew faster than Windows malware in 2019" SlashGear 9:13 PM
  • "Apple Releases Swift Playgrounds App for Mac" MacRumors 2:14 PM
  • "Apple launches Swift Playgrounds app for the Mac, built using Catalyst" 9to5Mac 2:14 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to stop your Mac connecting to the wrong Wi-Fi network" ZDNet 7:47 AM
  • "Why can't Family Sharing include more than six people? Apple imposes a seemingly arbitrary limit to prevent misuses of the feature." Macworld 7:13 AM
  • "Creating Droplets From Compressor To Compress iMovie Video Files" MacMost 1:41 PM
  • "What Do the F1, F2, F3, Through F12 Keys Do on Mac Keyboards?" OS X Daily 10:21 AM
Op/Ed
  • "B-but it doesn't get viruses! Not so, Apple fanbois: Mac malware is growing faster than nasties going for Windows" The Register 12:48 PM
  • "Why Microsoft's new Edge could eventually win the browser wars" PCWorld 7:48 AM
Press Releases
  • "Adobe Lightroom adds support for Split View on iPad, workflow improvements on Mac" 9to5Mac 8:40 AM
  • "Adobe XD makes prototyping more accessible with macOS Voice Control support" 9to5Mac 8:40 AM
  • "Spark email client gains a new Send Again feature, an overhauled Undo bar and other perks" iDownload Blog 7:04 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple hires Warner Music veteran to oversee music initiatives: Warner Music Group veteran Jeff Bronikowski said in a LinkedIn post late Monday that he has joined Apple Inc as global head of strategic music initiatives."  Reuters 12:48 PM
  • "True Wireless Hearables Market Beats Expectations in 2019 with Apple to Continue Dominating in 2020: Apple expected to lead the true wireless hearables market, selling more than 100m units in 2020. Competition for second place will remain fierce, especially in the premium market."  Counterpoint 7:07 AM
  • "Apple's massively popular AirPods dominated the competition again in 2019 — and it doesn't look like that's changing anytime soon" Business Insider 10:20 AM
  • "Apple Pay is on pace to account for 10% of all global card transactions" Quartz 11:22 AM
  • "Apple Pay to take 52% of world smartphone payments" Apple Must 11:38 AM
  • "Apple Joins the FIDO Alliance to Help Develop and Promote Authentication Standards" MacRumors 7:08 AM
  • "How Apple 'Intercepts' And Reads Emails When It Finds Child Abuse"  Forbes 7:12 AM
  • "Apple using hashes to flag & evaluate emails to hunt down child abuse images" AppleInsider 7:49 AM
  • "A new warrant reveals how Apple detects child pornography and works with law enforcement" Business Insider 8:03 AM
  • "Siri will now answer your election questions" TechCrunch 2:14 PM
  • "Siri update tackles tough election questions" Cult of Mac 8:22 PM
  • "Apple Card's clearing partner gains approval to operate in China" AppleInsider 8:03 AM
  • "Amazon rules smart speakers, leaving HomePod in the dust" Cult of Mac 7:13 AM
  • "Marshall Ramsey on digital sketching with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil" 9to5Mac 12:48 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Apple engineer complained his Tesla's Autopilot was malfunctioning before fatal crash" TV NZ 9:12 PM
  • "Feds claim Huawei can snoop on mobile networks" The Verge 3:58 PM
  • "EU backs away from proposed five-year facial recognition ban" Engadget 11:07 AM
  • "YouTube in Talks to Follow Amazon and Apple Into Video Subscriptions Market" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:21 AM
  • "Exclusive: Frog and Tuesday Capital unveil new partnership" Fast Company 8:03 AM
  • "Goodbye, Sprint: US judge approves T-Mobile's purchase of competitor" Ars Technica 12:49 PM
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint merger approved by federal judge" Engadget 7:54 AM
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint win lawsuit and will be allowed to merge" The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "T-Mobile-Sprint merger wins approval as U.S. judge rejects antitrust concerns"  Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "Samsung Announces The Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra: 120Hz, 5G, Huge Batteries, Crazy Cameras and $$$" AnandTech 2:37 PM
  • "Galaxy Buds Plus: Better battery life, sound, call quality and more Apple-friendly" CNET 2:12 PM
  • "Samsung's new foldable Z Flip has something the Razr doesn't: A bendable glass screen" CNET 2:12 PM
  • "Samsung unveils foldable Galaxy Z phone, challenging Apple design and tech" Reuters 2:12 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S20 Family Unpacked: Beautifully Executed Premium Android Phones With Space Zoom Cameras" HotHardware 1:41 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S20 and Z Flip keynote: live from Unpacked" The Verge 12:49 PM
  • "Samsung to unveil square-shaped foldable phones to challenge Apple" Reuters 7:29 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "MacVoices #20085: Mike Schmitz Teaches You Mind Mapping" MacVoices 3:11 PM
  • "Clearview AI vs Everybody, iPhone 9 Rumors – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-11" The Mac Observer 1:41 PM
  • "Above Avalon Podcast Episode 163: A Revolution on the Wrist" Above Avalon 10:20 AM
  • "AppStories, Episode 149 – The Beta Releases that Will Change the App Economy" MacStories 10:20 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 330: You're folding it wrong" iDownload Blog 7:26 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Case maker bets on 'iPhone SE 2' design as March rumors mount" AppleInsider 7:10 AM
  • "Apple Card Now Supports Exporting Transactions in OFX File Format" MacRumors 11:05 AM
  • "Coronavirus outbreak impacts: TSMC unfazed by outbreak" DigiTimes 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Car could make road hazards brighter and easier to see for drivers" AppleInsider 10:47 AM
  • "Apple's AR & VR headset may not need external input for orientation & motion detection" AppleInsider 7:27 AM
  • "Apple Wins an Apple Watch Patent for controlling certain Functionality with simple Wrist Actions" Patently Apple 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Wins patent for over-the-ear Headphones with an Angular Detection System for an MR Headset and iPhones" Patently Apple 7:53 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:26 AM
  • "iMac Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:26 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:26 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "How Samsung's Galaxy S20 compares with the iPhone 11: A spec comparison between Samsung's newest phones and Apple's 2019 lineup" The Verge 2:39 PM
  • "Galaxy S20 Ultra specs vs. iPhone 11 Pro Max, Pixel 4 XL and Note 10 Plus" CNET 3:14 PM
  • "Review: Scosche BaseLynx is a modular charging system for all your Apple devices" AppleInsider 3:14 PM
  • "Review: Logitech StreamCam is designed with content creators in mind" AppleInsider 11:22 AM
  • "'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' review: A funny look at the serious side of game development/Apple TV+ once again levels up with this highly entertaining workplace comedy." Macworld 10:20 AM
iOS Apps
  • "FlickType Keyboard Review: Real Typing on an Apple Watch Display" MacStories 11:07 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to add, remove and manage music on your Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 2:37 PM
  • "Apple Watch: How to see calories burned, both active and passive" 9to5Mac 2:14 PM
  • "How to export Apple Card transactions to CSV, OFX and PDF" Apple Must 12:39 PM
Tips
  • "How to stop receiving subscription renewal emails from Apple: Tired of getting emails every month about your app and service subscriptions billed through Apple? Here's how to opt out." Macworld 3:14 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Samsung S20, Galaxy Z Flip and iPhone 11: How they compare/We put Samsung's new flagship devices up against Apple's smartphone" Telegraph 9:13 PM
  • "Why every enterprise needs Apple's Pro apps team" Computerworld 10:47 AM
  • "Why 'iPhone 9' Is a Better Choice than 'iPhone SE 2'" Softpedia 8:03 AM
  • "The UX of Podcasts—A Critique of Wireframe" Subtraction 7:48 AM
  • "How Bad Is Apple's Keyboard Problem? Even Hollywood Recognizes it" Gizmodo 7:29 AM
  • "The MacBook Butterfly Keyboard Legacy" MacSparky 7:29 AM
  • "Competition is as competition does: The AirPods advantage" Macworld 7:13 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip phone feels firmer and more mature than the new folding Motorola Razr. We took a hands-on look." PC Magazine 9:13 PM
  • "Samsung Unpacked 2020: How much is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy S20?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 7:59 PM
  • "Benchmarked: Galaxy Book S is thinner, lighter, faster than MacBook Air" NotebookCheck 7:57 PM
  • "The T-Mobile + Sprint deal is good for you if you like paying more for your wireless plan: Competition among the four big wireless carriers kept prices low for years. Now the Trump administration, along with a federal judge, approved a plan to shrink that number to three." Vox 3:54 PM
  • "Why Samsung's New 5G Galaxy 20 Smartphones Are Impressive" eWeek 5:01 PM
  • "Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup" [Video] Mashable 3:14 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra zoom put to the test" BBC 2:11 PM
  • "Samsung's New The Wall Display: Is 583 Inches Large Enough?" AnandTech 7:48 AM
  • "Why platforms aren't taking down deceptive political videos: Not every meme is an epistemological crisis" The Verge 7:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Coronavirus app checks for close contact with potential carriers" 9to5Mac 10:20 AM
  • "Twelve South launches a matte white MacBook stand to match that white desk of yours" iDownload Blog 7:49 AM
  • "'Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower' from Perchang Is Bringing Turn Based Strategy Action to iOS and Android Later This Year" Touch Arcade 7:48 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Why 2020 Should Be a Particularly Competitive Year for CPUs: AMD was newly competitive in desktops and servers in 2019, but it's the new Mobile Ryzen chips for notebooks that could really change the market." PC Magazine 12:03 PM
  • "Intel pulls out of MWC 2020 due to coronavirus fears: The chipmaker is withdrawing 'out of an abundance of caution,' along with Vivo and NTT Docomo." CNET 7:36 AM
  • "Intel pulls out of Mobile World Congress because of coronavirus: Intel is expected to make announcements at Mobile World Congress but won't have anyone at the event." Windows Central 7:37 AM
  • "Intel pulls out of MWC due to the coronavirus" bit-tech 7:46 AM
  • "Intel is latest to pull out of Mobile World Congress due to coronavirus fears" VentureBeat 8:28 AM
  • "Intel and Vivo join Sony and Amazon withdrawals from Mobile World Congress due to coronavirus risk: Trade show bans visitors who've recently been to China" The Verge 7:43 AM
  • "Intel and Vivo pull out of MWC 2020" MSPoweruser 7:44 AM
  • "Intel announces it's manufactured 10 million QLC 3D NAND SSDs" bit-tech 7:45 AM
  • "Details leak for a 500W gaming graphics card from Intel: Intel Teased the DG1 at CES 2020, and now we might have some more details about Intel's efforts with graphics cards." Windows Central 1:06 PM
  • "Watch Microsoft discuss Surface Neo, Surface Duo experiences at today's Developer Day: You can find out more about the Surface Duo, Surface Neo, and Windows 10X experiences at Microsoft's Developer day." Windows Central 7:37 AM
  • "Microsoft's new 'Windows + Devices' team could ignite significant hardware innovation: Microsoft's merger of its Windows and Devices teams seems to make business sense, but should OEMs be worried?" Windows Central 8:37 AM
  • "Windows 10 X's new feature revealed in a new job post" MSPoweruser 4:09 PM
  • "A first look at Microsoft's new Windows 10X operating system for dual screens: Microsoft has cleaned up Windows for a dual-screen future" The Verge 5:08 PM
  • "HP's Presidents' Day sale brings deep discounts on PCs, laptops, and monitors: HP's Presidents' Day sale is already here, and you can save through February 16." Windows Central 7:36 AM
  • "HBF partners with Oracle as part of tech overhaul plan: Oracle Health Insurance software will be integrated as part of the core platform across all of HBF's health insurance products." ZDNet 9:03 PM
  • "Supply Chain Resilience Tested by Coronavirus" EE Times Asia 7:25 AM
  • "China tech giants chip in to combat coronavirus, global events impacted: Alibaba waives platform fees, offering free services to Hubei-based merchants, while JD.com runs drone deliveries and taps its smart assistant platform to provide Wuhan citizens updates on the virus, which has led to cancellation of a tech show in Singapore and exhibitors pulling out of upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona." ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "Coronavirus to decimate server supply chain, analysts claim: Sales to fall 10% as factories stay shut/And it turns out there was an upside to the US-China trade war" The Register 8:28 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Traders Are Betting The Shares Will Continue To Surge" Investing 8:04 AM
  • "AAPL shareholder proposal: a transparency report on freedom of expression" 9to5Mac 7:47 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq close at all-time high as coronavirus fears recede" MarketWatch 4:29 PM
  • "Nasdaq, S&P 500 Close at Record Highs, Dow Goes Flat: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq close at record highs Tuesday, while the Dow ends flat." TheStreet 4:30 PM
  • "Stocks hit records as New Hampshire votes, Powell testifies: The coronavirus death toll has risen to at least 1,016 and more than 42,638 have been infected globally" FOXBusiness 11:57 AM
  • "Stocks Cling to Gains as Investors Weigh Fed Testimony, Coronavirus Progress: Fed Chairman Jerome Powell says central bank is monitoring the outbreak; Sprint shares jump" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:30 PM
  • "Home: European stocks close at record high as travel sector booms" MarketWatch 11:56 AM
  • "Asian markets rise as traders await more stimulus by China: Stocks make strong gains in Hong Kong, Seoul; Nikkei closed" MarketWatch 8:09 AM

 
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