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Monday Highlights: iDevice builder, Foxconn, considering investing $7 billion in United States for display facility, will create 50,000 jobs; Bloomberg's Ian King and Alex Webb think the reason for Apple's legal attack on Qualcomm lies in "phone margin grab", the lawsuit is over royalty disputes, which Qualcomm rejects—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; do you know how to properly eject a drive in macOS?; Jonny Evans sees battle between Apple, Amazon all about the home; only one Apple Watch gallery remains, located in Tokyo; Sprint brings potential 45 million users to JZ's Tidal by taking 33% stake in streaming service; MacRumors says Apple investigating reports of random AirPod disconnection during calls.

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  • "Apple supplier Foxconn could create 50,000 jobs through new U.S. factory" CNNMoney 7:16 AM
  • "Apple's Legal Assault on Qualcomm Is Part of Phone Margin Grab"  Bloomberg 7:18 AM
  • "Apple sues Qualcomm for $1bn in royalty disputes, Qualcomm claims suit 'baseless'" V3 7:14 AM
  • "Apple Files Billion Dollar Lawsuit Against Qualcomm" Investopedia 7:18 AM
  • "Here Are the Most Damning Parts of Apple's Blockbuster Lawsuit Against Qualcomm: Qualcomm has abusing its monopoly power in the baseband market for years, according to Apple." The Motley Fool 9:15 AM
  • "macOS 10.12.3 software update hits the Mac App Store" 9to5Mac 12:45 PM
  • "Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.3 [Download] iClarified 12:45 PM
  • "How to be sure a drive has ejected from a Mac: macOS has several ways to properly eject a storage device." Macworld 7:07 AM
  • "How to digitize your DVD collection" iMore 9:25 AM
  • "Ways To Put Your MacBook To Sleep" MacMost 10:04 AM
  • "Websites not loading in Safari? Try this..." iDownload Blog 7:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "Photo Recovery for Mac retrieves most anything written to digital media devices" Apple World Today 7:15 AM
  • "Introducing Geff - The virtual Guitar Effects Rack for OS X" prMac 7:07 AM
  • "New Autodesk Revit 2017.1 Update Gets Dynamo Player & More" Architosh 6:53 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Amazon v. Apple: Home game grudge match" Computerworld 8:48 AM
  • "Apple Watch pop-up store in Galeries Lafayette closes, one remains in Tokyo" AppleInsider 9:15 AM
  • "Alexa, Cortana And Siri Are About To Diagnose Your Health" Forbes 9:16 AM
  • "Piper Jaffray: Most iPhone owners clueless about iPhone X" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:16 AM
  • "A look inside Apple's temporary replacement for its flagship Fifth Avenue retail store" 9to5Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Musician reinterprets the default iPhone ringtone with an orchestra" Cult of Mac 7:39 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Macintosh Office attempts to enter business world" Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "This Stuxnet mini-doc shows a cyberattack from the point of view of a virus" The Verge 11:20 AM
  • "Sprint Buys Stake in Tidal Music Service to Bolster Popularity" Fortune 9:33 AM
  • "Sprint Acquires 33 Percent of TIDAL and Creates Game-Changing Partnership: TIDAL and its artists to deliver exclusive content to help Sprint acquire new customers, reward current customers/Sprint will make TIDAL available to its 45 million post and prepaid customers" Sprint 7:31 AM
  • "Jay Z's music-streaming service Tidal sells 33% stake to Sprint" VentureBeat 7:58 AM
  • "Sprint takes 33% stake in Tidal, plans to offer it to its 45M users" TechCrunch 7:38 AM
  • "Yahoo Faces SEC Probe Over Data Breaches: Investigation focuses on whether two massive hacks should have been reported sooner to investors" [Paid Membership Required] 7:06 AM
  • "Putting teeth into enforcing Internet of Things security, but for how long? The FTC has filed a complaint based on some of the security practices (and alleged lack thereof) by D-Link." Macworld 7:06 AM
  • "Samsung blames two battery issues for Note 7 fires" V3 7:14 AM
  • "Samsung blames batteries from two makers for Note7 explosions" IDG News Service 6:52 AM
  • "Apple Investigating Issue With AirPods Randomly Disconnecting During Calls"  MacRumors 7:57 AM
  • "Apple AirPods Latest Problems: Phone Calls Dropped, Lose Connection With New Bluetooth Headphones, Users Say" International Business Times 9:30 AM
  • "iPhone 8 concept images imagine rumored stainless steel sides – with curved glass edges" 9to5Mac 7:06 AM
  • "Wistron reportedly to be main OEM for new iPhone in India" DigiTimes 7:20 AM
  • "Foxconn won't be primary iPhone assembler in India, says report, as Wistron slated for role" 9to5Mac 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 10.2.1 With Bug Fixes, Performance Improvements" MacRumors 12:03 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 10.2.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch" 9to5Mac 12:03 PM
  • "Apple releases watchOS 3.1.3 software update for Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 12:45 PM
  • "Apple releases tvOS 10.1.1 software update for Apple TV" 9to5Mac 12:45 PM
  • "Ice fisher's iPhone 7 Plus survives 13-hour immersion after dunk in Russian river" AppleInsider 11:12 AM
  • "Reports of stuck keys on 12-inch MacBooks, some fixable, others needing replacement" 9to5Mac 9:46 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:08 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:08 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:08 AM

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  • "VocoPro WirelessMix-2 review: Live sound goes wireless with this dynamic duo/An all-in-one, easy-to-use eight-channel live sound and karaoke mixer combined with two UHF wireless mics and an SD audio recorder." Macworld 8:58 AM
  • "Star Wars: Force Arena is a slick, action-packed mini-MOBA" Macworld 7:06 AM
  • "How to Restore Star Ratings In Your iPhone's Music App" Apple Must 10:02 AM
  • "How to Set Up and Use Find My Friends in iOS" Digital Trends 9:30 AM
  • "iOS 10: The best hidden features" [Slideshow] Telegraph 9:30 AM
  • "How my iPhone keeps me organised on a daily basis" PalmAddict 11:52 AM
  • "Apple may plan a lower cost iPhone SE2 for India" Apple Must 11:01 AM
  • "Speculation is mounting that Apple could build a TV — because of Trump" Business Insider 9:16 AM
  • "Could Foxconn actually help Trump's dream of a US-built iPhone come true?" BGR 9:16 AM
  • "What would Steve (Jobs) do? He sure wouldn't eat humble pie as the Trump era dawns.: The pirate life worked pretty well for the Apple legend, but now Silicon Valley has sunk its own legend." Recode 8:58 AM
  • "Apple's Critics: Is It about Fake News or Alternative Facts?" The Tech Night Owl 8:48 AM
  • "Lazy Thinking: Modularity Always Works" ["Following this analogue line of reasoning, Apple's integrated iPhone was destined to fail, just as the monolithic Mac failed against modular PCs. The skeptics who said that modular phones sounded like another case of If It's All Pros And No Con, It's A Con were told to return to their walled gardens and consider Android's overwhelming success."] Monday Note 8:00 AM
  • "iOS: 10 Years, 10 Versions, 10 Articles" Low End Mac 7:15 AM
  • "Up to three-quarters of readers think Apple should switch to USB-C in the next iPad" 9to5Mac 7:07 AM
  • "Is it curtains for the photobooth?" The Guardian 9:33 AM
  • "I'm excited for Fitbit's mythical smartwatch: The company's recent acquisitions hint at a device I'd actually want to buy." Engadget 9:15 AM
  • "Nearing Peak Snapchat?" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'BioShock' for iOS is Officially Dead" Touch Arcade 12:40 PM
  • "Snapchat's major redesign is now available for iOS users" Mashable 11:16 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of January 23: Shelly Brisbin, iCloud Drive, 'Arrival' and Podcasts" The MUG Center 11:14 AM
  • "Slopes Skiing and Snowboarding App Adds Search" MacStories 11:12 AM
  • "iDelete Cleaner for iOS Improves Performance by Deleting Junk Files" prMac 7:07 AM
  • "AirTurn Releases New STOMP 6 for Music Performance Management in OnSong" prMac 7:07 AM
  • "Brilliantly Original New Interactive Story App Troubled Waters Launches" prMac 7:07 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft invokes Fourth Amendment in battle over US data requests" Tech Central 8:38 AM
  • "DOJ: Microsoft isn't harmed when it can't tell users what data we want" Ars Technica 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Asserts Clients' Rights in FBI E-Mail Searches Fight" Bloomberg 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft set to ditch another 700 jobs across the board this week" The Inquirer 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft's Linux love-in continues with SUSE support in SQL Server" The Register 8:43 AM
  • "Up In The Clouds With Microsoft Azure Analysis Services" Compare Cloud 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft could halt UK datacenter expansion plans if import taxes are too high" MSPoweruser 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft's Brexit warning: We could halt UK datacenter expansion if tariffs are too high" TechRepublic 8:35 AM
  • "IBM Touts Trump-Pleasing Hiring Plans While Firing Thousands" Bloomberg 8:25 AM
  • "IBM Corp. (IBM) Broke Out To A New High After Q4 Profit Beat Expectations" RTTNews 8:25 AM
  • "IBM Margins Narrow While It Struggles to End Sales Slide"  8:23 AM
  • "IBM just posted 5 predictions about what life will be like in 2022" alert 8:22 AM
  • "HP Spectre is the blingy replacement for your tired MacBook Air" Yhe Memo 8:20 AM
  • "Dell to separate Greater China office from Asia Pacific branch" DigiTimes 8:16 AM
  • "The best Dell XPS 13 & 15 deals in January 2017" TechRadar UK 8:16 AM
  • "Insight Named a Dell EMC Titanium Black Channel Partner" Insight 8:15 AM
  • "Dell Foundation-backed IEIF's investments cross Rs 13 crore" CNBC:moneycontrol 8:14 AM
  • "Chipmakers Get Serious About Autonomous Driving At CES 2017" Forbes 8:10 AM
  • "Intel Delays Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X release to August" The Guru of 3D 8:09 AM
  • "i7 7700k vs A10 7700k: IGP Gaming Performance Showdown" WCCFTech 8:08 AM
  • "6 key points about Intel's hot new Linux distro: Intel's container-focused Linux distro for the cloud is packed with intriguing features. Here's what you need to know" InfoWorld 8:08 AM
  • "Hardware Exclusivity Not Going To Be A Thing According To AMD" SegmentNext 8:05 AM
  • "New AMD 8-Core Ryzen CPU Rumors About Price, Models and Release" SegmentNext 8:05 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen: New Speculation on prices and release" The Guru of 3D 8:04 AM
  • "Oracle to increase Dubai headcount as Mena takes to the cloud" The National 8:01 AM
  • "Oracle cuts jobs in 'refocusing' of hardware systems business" Tech Central 8:00 AM
  • "Oracle to lay off 450 staff" V3 8:00 AM
  • "Oracle enhances capabilities in UAE to support cloud growth" albawaba 7:59 AM
  • "Bank of Valletta signs for Oracle FSS's Flexcube core banking system" banking tecnology 7:57 AM
  • "Oracle Marketing Cloud Enhances Global Data Offering With New Partnership" B&T 7:56 AM
  • "Cisco: Still a long way to go for maximisation of cloud value" ITP Technology 7:52 AM
  • "Cisco-sponsored study finds cloud adoption is going mainstream, yet only few organizations are maximizing value" Albawba 7:51 AM
  • "Stock Buzz: Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)" postRegistrar 7:14 AM
  • "Don't panic: Despite Galaxy Note 7 fires, batteries are incredibly safe" ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "Why Samsung is sticking with the Galaxy Note 8" CNET 7:14 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Crisis Signals Problems at Korea Inc." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:05 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: The Ultimate Super-Cycle Death Blow" Seeking Alpha 11:55 AM
Industry News
  • "Wall Street stocks set to slip as Trump keeps investors on the back foot: U.S. stock futures tilted south on Monday as global markets grappled with uncertainty over the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump and concerns he'll pursue a protectionist agenda." MarketWatch 7:38 AM
  • "Stock Futures Under The Weather; Halliburton Dips On Mixed Q4: Stock futures sketched out modest losses early Monday as the market prepared for what could be a volatile news week under new U.S. President Donald Trump." Investor's Business Daily 7:35 AM
  • "Asian shares mixed after Trump inauguration: BEIJING - Japanese stocks tumbled while Chinese markets gained Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump promised 'American first' policies, adding to concern about possible protectionism." USA Today 7:34 AM
  • "European stocks pull lower after Trump's speech: European stocks dropped Monday, as equity investors got their first chance to react to U.S. President's Donald Trump's inauguration speech, seen as taking a protectionist tone." MarketWatch 7:32 AM
  • "Nikkei falls as other Asian markets make gains: continued widespread investor caution about getting overly aggressive on the buying side as Donald Trump becomes U.S. president." MarketWatch 7:32 AM

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