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  • "No concessions for Apple, but govt to review mobile manufacturing policy to boost the sector"  The Economic Times 6:57 AM
  • "India to consider Apple request for investment incentives with 'open mind'" Reuters 7:57 AM
  • "India may have found creative way to offer local iPhone manufacturing incentives to Apple" 9to5Mac 6:57 AM
  • "Apple's Long term Success Could Depend Upon Next Week's Meeting In India" Forbes 7:05 AM
  • "iPhone turns 10: Why it's still the smartphone to beat/For the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, an IT pro reflects on some of the features that make Apple's innovative smartphone an epic success."  TechRepublic 7:23 AM
  • "Qualcomm sued by FTC for alleged anti-competitive practices" ["One accusation claims that Qualcomm in 2007 it got Apple to agree not to use Intel-backed WiMax, the original 4G system used on the Sprint network in the US."] V3 7:28 AM
  • "FTC alleges Qualcomm forced Apple into iPhone LTE chip deals" BGR 7:22 AM
  • "Former Apple engineer: Tim Cook made Apple a 'boring operations company'/There's less internal conflict inside Apple — and that's not necessarily a good thing, according to one former employee."  CNBC 7:25 AM
  • "Tim Cook's rise to fame in 90-seconds" Telegraph 7:21 AM
  • "How to Switch From a Mac to a Windows PC Without Losing Your Data" Gizmodo 8:03 AM
  • "How to Use Albums and Smart Albums in Apple Photos" Envato Tuts+ 7:19 AM
  • "Yet Another New Mac App Launcher" Mac360 7:46 AM
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  • "B-Eng introduces SSD Health Check for Mac OS" prMac 7:33 AM
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  • "Stanford will hand out 1,000 Apple Watches for new health program" Cult of Mac 7:20 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Sales Set For Disappointing Decline" Forbes 7:45 AM
  • "iPhone message prank crashes phones with a single text" Telegraph 7:21 AM
  • "Simple text message crashes almost any iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:04 AM
  • "LTE-Broadcast has broad deployment models. What it doesn't have is the iPhone" The Register 7:18 AM
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  • "Samsung may have 'leaked' its Galaxy S8, and boy does it look gorgeous" Mashable 7:38 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 7 recall refuseniks face new action" BBC 7:02 AM
  • "Thousands warned they may be victims of rogue webmaster" BBC 7:02 AM
  • "Artificial intelligence predicts when heart will fail" BBC 7:02 AM
  • "Samsung's new phablet looks impressive, but good luck getting one: The Galaxy C9 Pro has a 6-inch screen, 6GB of RAM and 16MP cameras on both its front and back. But it's only officially available in China." CNET 6:59 AM
  • "Episode 155: 'Before You Know It, You'll Be Photographing Your Food'" The Committed 7:22 AM
  • "Apple Could Soon Announce An iPhone 6 Battery Replacement Program" AppAdvice 7:20 AM
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  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:48 AM

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  • "iBooks StoryTime is a fine Apple TV app for those who have children or grandchildren" Apple World Today 7:22 AM
  • "The backdoor that never was, and how to improve your security with WhatsApp" Macworld 6:58 AM
  • "How To Learn Almost Anything On A Mac, iPad, Or iPhone" TeraTalks 7:39 AM
  • "How to back up your Apple TV (Spoiler alert! You can't)" iMore 7:22 AM
  • "Cowan: Apple's iPhone X still likely 'yuge'" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:03 AM
  • "Hey Siri, why don't you have an offline mode?"  Computerworld 7:15 AM
  • "AirPods wish list: 3 ways Apple can make its Bluetooth earphones even better/Apple's AirPods look a little funny, but Apple can improve more than just the design."  Macworld 6:57 AM
  • "The smartest watches are still mechanical" The Verge 7:54 AM
  • "How to Solve Twitter's Biggest Problems" PC Magazine 7:33 AM
  • "Asus ZenWatch 3 Review: For a smartwatch, it certainly could be smarter" Wired 7:03 AM
  • "Choosing between Google Photos or Google Drive for image backups" Greenbot 7:00 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Don't Leave It! for iOS - unique app that reminds you not to leave your location without bringing your personal items with you. Works even offline by using patent-pending algorithm." Layman Lab, Inc 8:01 AM
  • "Evernote for iOS ushers in new streamlined era for note-taking tool" BetaNews 7:26 AM
Computer Industry
  • "US Army turns to IBM to build, manage private cloud data center: The deal marks the first time the Army has enlisted a private company to run a large-scale data center on its behalf within a military installation." ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Thinks Maluuba Can Teach Machines to Converse by Making Chat a Game" Wired 7:03 AM
  • "Leaked Windows 10 build shows Creators Update is getting an ebook store" BetaNews 7:27 AM
  • "Microsoft to add ebook store to Windows 10" The Verge 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft wants to make it easier to use Cortana during a phone call" Business Insider 7:38 AM
  • "HPE to buy SimpliVity for $650M to boost hyperconvergence: HPE will offer SimpliVity's server management tools in its DL380 servers but will keep VMware in other hyperconverged servers" IDG News Service 7:04 AM
  • "HPE acquires SimpliVity for $650m to strengthen hybrid IT position" V3 7:27 AM
  • "Hyper-convergered-ception: HPE swallows SimpliVity" The Register 7:18 AM
  • "Oracle's monster security update: 270 fixes and over 100 remotely exploitable flaws" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Cisco sets out networking stall for SMBs" The Register 7:18 AM
  • "Cisco's Chambers sees Trump presidency good for U.S. business: Executive chairman, speaking on the sidelines at Davos, says give Trump time" MarketWatch 7:40 AM
  • "Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins speaks on Trump Tower tech meeting" Business Insider 7:37 AM
  • "Researchers create memory chips that store and process data" Computerworld 7:04 AM
  • "Alexa Is Conquering the World. Now Amazon's Real Challenge Begins" Wired 7:03 AM
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Industry News
  • "Stock futures edge higher as investors await Yellen speech: Consumer prices and a home builders index also in focus" MarketWatch 8:00 AM
  • "Stock Futures Inch Higher as Citigroup, Goldman Sachs Get Trading Boost: Stock futures inch higher as Citigroup and Goldman Sachs join the series of banks that enjoyed a trading boost in the fourth quarter." TheStreet 8:00 AM
  • "World stocks mixed as dollar regains footing after slide" Associated Press 8:00 AM
  • "China Stocks Rise as Industrials Signal Surging Profits" Reuters 8:00 AM
  • "Stocks Steady as Investors Remain Cautious Ahead of Trump Inauguration: Dollar steadies after hitting one-month low as U.S. bank earnings begin to come in" [Paid Membership Required] 8:00 AM
  • "Asian stocks close mixed as investors warily await Trump: Japan financials slide; Hang Seng breaches 23,000 mark" MarketWatch 8:00 AM
  • "European stocks wander as corporate updates come into focus: German inflation rises to highest since 2013" MarketWatch 8:00 AM

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