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Wednesday Highlights: Quartz calls Apple Pay "a sleeper hit" as the service expands to more businesses in the US which were previously reticent to Apple's solution; might climate change help increase iPhone sales? Apparently that's what Apple believes; MacRumors reports on Apple's $6.6 million tab for lobbying Trump administration in 2018; Eclectic Light Company tracks bug in Mojave affecting QuickLook thumbnails; and Glenn Fleishman shows how to fix no mail in macOS after you've enabled 2-factor authentication; Tim Cook, Satya Nadella dined with Brazil's president during Davos; Qualcomm begins defense in patent trial—reports in our General Interest section include "fanboy testimony", and more; new Oxford study of 350,000 teens finds "screen time is about as dangerous as potatoes"; next-gen AirPods to feature health monitoring?; should Apple pay photogs for pictures they feature in Shot on iPhone contest?

Apple/Macintosh
  • "How Apple Benefited From Last Year's Tax Cuts"  Bloomberg TV [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Pay is a sleeper hit"  Quartz 7:35 AM
  • "Apple believes climate change could increase iPhone sales in the future: 7000 companies issued reports on the risks and benefits that climate change will have for their business"  TechSpot 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Continued to Spend Near-Record Amounts of Money Lobbying the Trump Administration in 2018" MacRumors 9:31 AM
  • "Apple Thinks Climate Change Disasters Will Increase Its Brand Value: The iPhone maker's filing to UK-based organization CDP shows how the company expects to adapt and thrive as severe weather events become more common."  Motherboard 11:24 AM
  • "Apple climate change report explains how it could win and lose" 9to5Mac 7:00 AM
  • "Global climate change could boost iPhone sales, Apple reports" The Next Web 10:06 AM
  • "Judge Koh will stay consumer class action pending Qualcomm's Ninth Circuit appeal of certification" Foss Patents 5:30 PM
  • "Apple Hires Samsung Battery Executive to Help Lead Its Own Work" Bloomberg 8:56 PM
  • "Apple poaches Samsung executive to lead battery development team: Apple recently hired former Samsung executive Soonho Ahn to serve as its new Global Head of Battery Developments, a position that hints at potential plans to develop and ultimately produce first-party battery parts." AppleInsider 8:58 PM
OS X
News
  • "Google Chrome could soon kill off most ad-blocker extensions: Ad-blocker developers fear their Chrome extensions will be wiped out by proposed changes to Chrome APIs." ZDNet 7:33 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "If you can't get macOS Mail to work after upgrading to two-factor authentication, here's a way to fix it: You may have manually set up your iCloud account for email long ago." Macworld 7:21 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Show Website Favicons in Safari for Mac" OS X Daily 2:36 PM
  • "How to password protect your Pages, Numbers and Keynote documents" iDownload Blog 2:15 PM
  • "How to copy and paste across iPhone, iPad and Mac with Universal Clipboard" iDownload Blog 10:10 AM
  • "How to Play Apple Music from the Web" Gizmodo 10:08 AM
  • "Adobe Premiere Pro User Tries Final Cut Pro for the First Time Ever" fcp.co 7:44 AM
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "Invoices 3.3 to create and manage commercial invoices on Mac" Ecleti 9:18 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Egypt wants an Apple hub despite ongoing fight over iPhone prices: Egypt would like to see a more direct physical presence from tech giant Apple even as the two are caught up in conflict over local iPhone sales, the country's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said Wednesday."  CNBC 11:25 AM
  • "Egypt calls for more direct presence from Apple amid pressure on iPhone prices" AppleInsider 2:11 PM
  • "Egypt PM pushes Apple to establish a 'hub' in the country and help with education reform" 9to5Mac 2:11 PM
  • "The CEOs of Apple and Microsoft had dinner at Davos with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, who has a history of misogyny, racism, and homophobia" Business Insider 6:56 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook makes debut at World Economic Forum in Davos" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:21 AM
  • "Google hires high-ranking Apple engineer to launch mysterious Fuchsia OS" Android Police 2:49 PM
  • "Apple veteran who worked on Mac for 14 years will help Google 'kill' Android" BGR 5:30 PM
  • "Patent office and Qualcomm's litigation tactics render prof's fanboy testimony on patents unreliable" Foss Patents 10:13 AM
  • "Qualcomm doesn't wield enough power to harm competition, says trial witness" AppleInsider 9:30 AM
  • "Qualcomm: Please don't hate us just 'cause we're so freaking excellent/FTC case continues as chipmaker starts defense" The Register 6:44 AM
  • "Qualcomm: unfair terms with Apple would have been impossible" 9to5Mac 9:38 AM
  • "What Qualcomm and Apple Said at Federal Trade Commission Trial" Market Realist 9:40 AM
  • "Apple brings code academy for the blind to UK students" Telegraph 8:56 PM
  • "Apple Pay finally available through Australia's largest bank" Cult of Mac 7:02 AM
  • "Apple wants you to send your best iPhone photos in return for, cough, exposure" Mashable 7:34 AM
  • "Apple iMessage May Soon Play Nicely With Android Devices" MacPrices 9:18 AM
  • "A Chinese phone you can't buy packs features the iPhone XS and Galaxy S10 can only dream of" BGR 10:22 AM
  • "Apple Pay — They send, you spend — Doughnuts" YouTube 2:36 PM
  • "Apple Pay — They send, you spend — Gift for Dad" YouTube 2:36 PM
  • "Apple Pay — They send, you spend — Salsa" YouTube 2:36 PM
  • "Calm Down, Parents: A Rigorous New Oxford Study of 350,000 Teens Shows Screen Time Is About as Dangerous as Potatoes" Inc. 7:23 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "World Leaders at Davos Call for Global Rules on Tech" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:02 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch tops the PS4 as the best-selling console of 2018" BGR 6:06 PM
  • "Google's lobbying spending set new records in 2018: Google, Amazon, and Facebook each spent millions in the face of growing criticism." Ars Technica 5:21 PM
  • "YouTube TV is now available across the United States" Android Police 9:38 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10 leak shows off cryptocurrency wallet" 9to5Google 2:50 PM
  • "Samsung reveals the first-ever 15.6-inch 4K OLED display" Engadget 7:23 AM
  • "Xiaomi's double-folding phone really exists, and it looks amazing" Mashable 10:08 AM
  • "Xiaomi's folding phone is the best we've seen so far" The Verge 7:22 AM
  • "Meizu Zero is first smartphone with no buttons, ports or speakers" Cult of Mac 7:01 AM
  • "Facebook is as bad for democracy as smoking, say tech experts, who think the cure is breaking up the social network" Business Insider 6:56 AM
  • "The 'Apple of China' teased a double-folding smartphone just 2 months after Samsung" Business Insider 6:56 AM
  • "Social media stars agree to declare when they post ads" BBC 6:54 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 241, With Special Guest Joanna Stern" Daring Fireball 2:04 PM
  • "AppStories, Episode 95 – Interview: Directing Animated Feature Films Using an iPad Pro with Yarrow Cheney" MacStories 10:07 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple MacBook Pro owners cry foul: '$6 problem costs $600 to fix'/Broken display cables on MacBook Pro models made in 2016 or later require a whole new display unit." ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "Apple MacBook 'Flexgate' Problem: Are You Affected?" Tech Times 7:50 AM
  • "Some Apple Laptops Require $600 Repair to Fix $6 'Flexgate' Problem" ExtremeTech 7:49 AM
  • "'Flexgate' is the latest controversy plaguing some MacBook Pro owners" Digital Trends 10:09 AM
  • "Wearables to drive rigid-flex PCB market growth in 2019" ["Bolstered by strong year-end buying sentiment in 2018, Apple saw its revenues from Apple Watch and AirPods during promotion campaigns shoot up 50% on year from 2017, demonstrating great sales potentials for wearable devices in 2019, the sources said."] DigiTimes 6:58 AM
  • "Second-generation AirPods tipped to ship in early 2019 with health tracking features" AppleInsider 6:59 AM
  • "Next-Gen AirPods With 'Health Monitoring' Features Said to be Coming in First Half of 2019" MacRumors 6:59 AM
  • "Apple's Latest iOS Update Fixes a Scary FaceTime Bug" PC Magazine 9:46 AM
  • "Time to update your Apple Watch: watchOS 5.1.3 is out" ZDNet 7:52 AM
  • "S0rryMyBad shares PoC of the bug he used to jailbreak iOS 12 on pre-A12 devices" iDownload Blog 7:40 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:36 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:36 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Apple's iPhone Smart Battery Case finally grows up" AppleInsider 2:04 PM
  • "Is the NVIDIA RTX 2060 faster than the GTX 1080 Ti?" Bare Feats 1:35 PM
  • "Review: The Helm personal email server puts you in control of your data" Mashable 2:12 PM
  • "Moshi Porto Q 5K wireless charge bank review" 9to5Google 12:15 PM
iOS Apps
  • "5 Calendar Apps Better Than the One on Your Phone" Gizmodo 7:46 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Using iOS Shortcuts to Import Photos into Lightroom CC Mobile: Import photos into Lightroom CC for iPad without being stuck with duplicates in the Photos app, using an iOS Shortcut." Jeff Carlson 7:57 PM
  • "How to stop Google tracking your clicks" Cult of Mac 4:01 PM
  • "How to check iOS feature availability in your country" 9to5Mac 11:40 AM
  • "How to Unlock More Precise Times in the iOS Calendar App" Lifehacker 11:23 AM
Tips
  • "PSA: Some iOS 12.1.3 users on Sprint reporting cellular data-killing bug on iPhone" 9to5Mac 2:11 PM
  • "How to play music from your Apple Watch on speakers and wireless headphones" AppleInsider 11:31 AM
  • "iOS Hack: Silence Your iPhone's Outgoing Message Sound" Apple Gazette 10:06 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Former Samsung Battery Exec Joins Apple as New Global Head of Battery Developments" MacRumors 8:56 PM
  • "Apple's next hit product is just a whisper away: The next-generation AirPod 2 smart earbuds are on the way and will augment their existing listening skills with new health monitoring features, according to reports." Computerworld 11:49 AM
  • "Xiaomi's awesome foldable phone makes me really want a foldable phone" Cult of Mac 11:24 AM
  • "Accessing health records on your iPhone is a dream and a nightmare: Owning your personal health data can come at a cost."  Popular Science 10:08 AM
  • "The two sides to the debate on whether Apple should pay for 'Shot on iPhone' photos" The Loop 10:08 AM
  • "Shot on iPhone photos – should Apple pay the photographers?"  9to5Mac 6:57 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Mark Zuckerberg killed a goat and served it to Jack Dorsey... cold" Mashable 2:54 PM
  • "The Next big step in Automated Vehicles" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:25 AM
  • "Ignoring Women is the Biggest Mistake Tech Brands Can Make" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:07 AM
  • "I went to Seattle's retro gaming paradise, and it blew away my expectations. Here's what it's like to visit 'Pink Gorilla'" Business Insider 7:44 AM
  • "Phone makers are going all-in on foldables, but I'm skeptical" The Next Web 7:23 AM
  • "What to Do When You Want to Delete Yourself From the Internet" PC Magazine 7:09 AM
  • "How virtual reality can help you manage pain" BBC 6:55 AM
  • "Instagram 'helped kill my daughter'" BBC 6:54 AM
  • "Have Phones Become Boring? Well, They're About to Get Weird"  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:48 AM
  • "Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Has 3 New Spots to Promote Apple Pay Cash in iMessage" The Mac Observer 7:32 PM
  • "Microsoft To-Do beta adds file attachments on iOS, Android, and Windows" iMore 2:12 PM
  • "Here is a MacBook Air accessory Apple should put in the box" Apple Must 1:57 PM
  • "Target Confirms Apple Pay Rollout Won't Include REDcard" MacRumors 12:02 PM
  • "HomeKit Weekly: VOCOlinc's FlowerBud combines a Siri-controlled diffuser with a cool mood lamp" 9to5Mac 12:02 PM
  • "Co-Op Board Game 'Legends of Andor' Gets a Mobile Port" Touch Arcade 11:23 AM
  • "Unc0ver v2.2.0 pre-release receives additional revisions with more improvements" iDownload Blog 10:10 AM
  • "Beat Cop game brings 1980s police experience to iOS" Cult of Mac 7:01 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM: Some Blue Sky for Big Blue/Growth remains elusive, but Big Blue's earnings projection enough to lift downtrodden stock" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:24 AM
  • "IBM is having its best day in a decade" CNBC Videos 4:01 PM
  • "IBM spikes after posting its first annual revenue growth since 2011" Business Insider 6:55 AM
  • "CEO of IBM Says Hiring Based on Skills Instead of College Degrees is Vital for the Future of Tech" Gizmodo 7:38 AM
  • "IBM Gains Most in a Decade After Surprisingly Positive Results" Bloomberg 9:40 AM
  • "IBM Soars as Morgan Stanley Hails 'Cleanest Quarter in Years'" Bloomberg 7:27 AM
  • "IBM Gains Most in a Decade After Surprisingly Positive Results" ITPro Today 11:31 AM
  • "IBM's Top-and-Bottom-Line Beat Surprised Analysts, the Charts Say It Is a Buy: Traders looking to get involved from the long side should do a little buying today." RealMoney 9:40 AM
  • "IBM Jumps 6.6% after Hours on Better-than-Expected Q4 Results" Market Realist 7:26 AM
  • "IBM's First Commercial Quantum Computer" Forbes 2:04 PM
  • "Microsoft says Bing inaccessible in China" Reuters 8:57 PM
  • "Microsoft's Bing blocked in China: FT report" Reuters 8:57 PM
  • "Is the US Government Shutdown Hurting Microsoft?" Market Realist 10:22 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the Future of Communication at Work" Wall Street Journal 11:31 AM
  • "Microsoft is trying to fight fake news with its Edge mobile browser" The Verge 7:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge on mobile now includes a built-in fake news detector" TechCrunch 5:20 PM
  • "Microsoft's browser fights fake news by trying to steer you away from certain sites" BGR 5:21 PM
  • "HP adds AMD-powered Chromebooks to its education line-up" ZDNet 7:08 AM
  • "Intel applies hobnailed boot to countries where its men and women workers aren't paid the same" The Register 7:21 AM
  • "Intel announces an inside-out tracking camera for robotics and AR/VR hardware" TechCrunch 10:06 AM
  • "Could AMD's 7nm Navi graphics cards be released in July?" Digital Trends 2:11 PM
  • "Dell's new 75-inch 4K touchscreen for education is meant to replace the blackboard" The Verge 4:01 PM
  • "Dell Launches New Ubuntu-Powered XPS 13 9380. Nose Cam Not Included" Forbes 12:03 PM
  • "Oracle's priorities for 2019? Repeat this handy mantra: Applications! Automation! Integration!" The Register 6:44 AM
  • "Oracle robbed just about anyone who wasn't a pasty white male of $400m, says Uncle Sam" The Register 6:45 AM
  • "Oracle accused of shortchanging female and minority employees to the tune of $400 million" BGR 8:03 PM
  • "Pentagon cloud contract sueball: Oh no, Oracle doesn't need those docs, AWS tells court" The Register 9:39 AM
  • "Cisco offers Taiwan enterprises help in biz transformation" DigiTimes 6:59 AM
  • "Cisco's AppDynamics aims to create Central Nervous System for IT starting with a Cognition Engine" ZDNet 7:08 AM
  • "Two years after being acquired by Cisco, AppDynamics keeps expanding monitoring vision" TechCrunch 7:22 AM
  • "Can Cisco's Wallet Support Big-Ticket Acquisition Deals?" Market Realist 12:14 PM
  • "As the PC market continues to shrink slowly, guess which OEMs are still thriving? The worldwide PC market has been flat for the past few years, but that hasn't been true for every OEM. A closer look at two years' worth of statistics from IDC shows that three companies have been doing significantly better than the rest." ZDNet 8:57 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's fiscal Q1 2019: Desperately seeking consensus (exclusive)" Apple 3.0 10:17 AM
  • "Apple: Earnings Can Throw A Major Surprise" Seeking Alpha 9:39 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close higher on positive earnings, though trade concerns linger: IBM, United Technologies, P&G power Dow's gains" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Rises as Wall Street Weighs Strong Earnings, Global Growth Concerns: The Dow Jones Industrial Average is higher after solid earnings from several bellwethers helped to allay growth worries." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "US stocks close up as strong earnings offset global growth worries" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Shares Finish Higher After Earnings Reports: Slumping energy and materials shares offset by strong results from companies like IBM" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets flat as Japan reports weak export data: Incremental moves for Nikkei, Hang Seng" MarketWatch 7:46 AM
  • "Metro Bank bank leads losses on London markets" MarketWatch 7:46 AM

 
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