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Agree/Disagree: The new MacBook Pro with TouchBar is good enough to fend off those who would rather have a touch-screen MacBook Pro.

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  • "What Does Apple Get for $10 Billion of R&D? Despite a growing bill, the company's investments still trail those of its peers" [Paid Membership Required] 10:22 AM
  • "The new MacBook Pro is brilliant but it may just have killed Macs in the enterprise: A big price hike will make enterprise customers think twice about Macs"  Alphr 8:05 AM
  • "Apple turns a thrill into a chill/Technically Incorrect: After Thursday's MacBook event, why does this Apple user's relationship with the company suddenly feel stale? It's complicated."  CNET 10:39 AM
  • "Apple: The Key Mission Of The New MacBook Pros" Seeking Alpha 10:32 AM
  • "Apple's New MacBooks: Out Of Touch Or Just In Time?"  Forbes 8:31 AM
  • "Apple demolished by Microsoft at their respective PC events: Microsoft hailed as the winner over Apple following back-to-back events"  MarketWatch 8:10 AM
  • "How Apple's New MacBook Pros Compare To Microsoft's New Surface Studio: One company released an ambitious new product for a specific market while the other added a new feature to an existing mass-market product." Fast Company 8:19 AM
  • "Jony Ive talks about putting the Apple 'touch' on the MacBook Pro"  CNET 7:41 AM
  • "Apple's Decision To Scale Down Car Project Is A Positive For Investors" Forbes 7:44 AM
  • "Apple's Touch Bar guidelines steer devs away from non-interactive content, towards backwards compatibility" AppleInsider 10:33 AM
  • "Apple Provides a Major Final Cut Pro X Update to Version 10.3" Digital Trends 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Releases Motion 5.3 With Redesigned Dark Interface, Optimized Window Layouts, More [Download] iClarified 10:34 AM
  • "Apple updates iMovie, Pages, GarageBand, Keynote, Numbers, Xcode with Touch Bar compatibility" Apple World Today 7:39 AM
  • "How to troubleshoot your Mac" iMore 7:27 AM
  • "12 Touch Bar controls we can't wait to try on the new MacBook Pro" Macworld 7:00 AM
  • "14+ things you can do with the MacBook Pro Touch Bar" Apple Must 10:16 AM
  • "Find Your Lost iPhone With a Sound" MacMost 10:17 AM
  • "OmniGraffle 7 Pro makes creating structured graphics precise and fun" IT.Enquirer 6:46 AM
  • "How to bring back a physical Escape key on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar" Macworld 7:39 AM
  • "Mac, iPhone, And iPad Screen Recording" Mac360 8:05 AM
  • "Get A Free Proximity Lock For Your Mac" Mac360 7:27 AM
Press Releases
  • "MacBook Pro with Touch Bar event wallpapers" iDownload Blog 7:23 AM
  • "Microsoft announces Office support for new MacBook Pro; here's how Word, PowerPoint and Excel look on the Touch Bar" 9to5Mac 6:59 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "An Email History of the 2001 iPod Launch: Fifteen years ago, Apple introduced its music player. I had bigger things to worry about." Backchannel 9:16 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Pixel XL manufacturing cost in line with rival smartphones, IHS finds" DigiTimes 7:29 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Apple TV and 'TV' app" AppleInsider 7:27 AM
  • "The new MacBook Pro's biggest secret? It runs iOS on an ARM chip"  BGR 8:26 AM
  • "New MacBook Pro Touch Bar, T1 Chip Run on a Variant of watchOS" MacStories 10:21 AM
  • "Ship times for new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar fall to 4-5 weeks" AppleInsider 7:16 AM
  • "Launch-day MacBook Pro inventory is already sold out" BGR 6:57 AM
  • "MacBook Pro: AMD lifts lid on GPUs exclusive to Apple's new 15-inch models/Consumers looking at the new 15-inch MacBook Pro can spend between $100 and $200 extra on beefing up the laptop with AMD's new Radeon Pro 400 GPUs." ZDNet 7:34 AM
  • "AMD reveals Radeon Pro 400 series GPU specs, as used in new MacBook Pro/Spoiler: Don't expect to do much gaming on your shiny new MacBook Pro." Ars Technica 7:44 AM
  • "MacBook Pro update: 6 key features added to Apple's top-end laptops" V3 7:28 AM
  • "New 15" MacBook Pro supports four 4K or two 5K displays simultaneously, 13" more limited" 9to5Mac 8:05 AM
  • "Apple raises Mac prices across the board in UK following Brexit currency impact, outdated Mac Pro now £500 more" 9to5Mac 7:00 AM
  • "Apple's new MacBook Pros are ridiculously expensive in the UK after Brexit" Business Insider 7:00 AM
  • "Apple slaps UK with Brexit price increases" Apple Must 8:04 AM
  • "Apple reveals India pricing for new MacBook Pro" Mashable 7:41 AM
  • "The Touch Bar Windows almost had - a decade before the MacBook Pro: A decade before Apple's slick strip, Microsoft tried equipping laptops with small displays that used data from apps. Trapped in the disappointing Windows Vista, the feature failed." ZDNet 9:16 AM
  • "Wish your MacBook Pro had touchscreen? Here's what Microsoft will pay you to switch to Surface" ZDNet 7:34 AM
  • "You'll get your Jet Black iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus next month" BGR 7:22 AM
  • "Documents & Data: A mysterious black hole of data storage in iOS" Macworld 6:54 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:04 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:04 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:04 AM

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  • "Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016) review: The next best thing to the Retina MacBook Air you've always wanted" CNET 10:19 AM
  • "First Look: 13-inch MacBook Pro" The Loop 10:21 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 2016: First look" iMore 10:21 AM
  • "The MacBook Pro is going to be the best Mac for most people" Business Insider 10:23 AM
  • "What It's Like to Use Apple's New MacBook Pro 'Touch Bar'" Time 7:19 AM
  • "Here's how the MacBook Pro stacks up against the PC/Surprise: The PC is still well ahead of the MacBook" PCWorld 7:13 AM
  • "Apple's other new MacBook Pro" TechCrunch 10:34 AM
  • "Making sense of the MacBook Pro GPU options: here's how the performance compares" 9to5Mac 6:58 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro (2016) vs Apple MacBook Air: What's the difference?" Pocket-lint 8:16 AM
  • "Hands-on with exclusive Apple Watch Nike+ watch faces and complications" iDownload Blog 10:40 AM
  • "Here's Why Fitness Fans Will Love the Apple Watch Nike+" Fortune 10:23 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Reelgood review: One app, so many streaming or theatrical movies to discover" Macworld 7:18 AM
  • "How-To: Maximize the resale value of your existing Mac" 9to5Mac 9:23 AM
  • "The essential MacBook Pro Touch Bar Guide" Computerworld 8:25 AM
  • "Buying a MacBook Pro? Check Amazon First" Kirkville 8:52 AM
  • "MacBook Pro's Touch Bar Will Display Function Keys When Running Windows With Boot Camp" MacRumors 8:51 AM
  • "Losing Your Mind Over Apple's New Mail App? Read This." Time 7:19 AM
  • "Apple killed a MacBook Pro feature that photographers rely on" Mashable 10:40 AM
  • "Here's how the new MacBook Pro could boost Apple Pay" Business Insider 10:34 AM
  • "How do I use my new lightning headphones with the new MacBook Pro?" ["Sloppy. This is just completely sloppy, and the kind of missing polish from Apple products for the last couple of years. There's a missing flow of thinking between their products, like these divisions are suddenly silo'd. There used to be thought put into how one product supports this other. This is just dumb."]  The Loop 10:31 AM
  • "Apple did not say a lot about the MacBook Air, but it spoke volumes" iDownload Blog 9:35 AM
  • "Explained: Why Netflix doesn't want to be included in Apple's TV app" BGR 8:27 AM
  • "Who Is More Trustworthy? Trump, Clinton, Or Apple?" TeraTalks 8:15 AM
  • "TV App Goes Part Way Towards Being a True Apple TV Unified Viewing Experience" The Mac Observer 10:17 AM
  • "Apple's new TV app is Apple's idea of TV" Mashable 9:16 AM
  • "Dear Apple, Please Invent TV Again" Mac360 8:27 AM
  • "Apple TV, TV, And Why The Future Of Television Still Isn't Here" BohemianBoomer 8:04 AM
  • "Comment: Apple's Touch Bar is their foray into touchscreen MacBooks, without having to go all in" 9to5Mac 10:32 AM
  • "Apple's MacBook Pro makes waves on social media/Social Cues: The tech company's new Touch Bar tech nearly overshadows Halloween on Facebook and Twitter." CNET 9:23 AM
  • "The New MacBook Pro: Our Complete Overview" MacStories 9:17 AM
  • "Apple defends expensive MacBook Pro pricing: 'We design for the experience'" BGR 8:48 AM
  • "The future of PCs and Macs is expensive" The Verge 8:21 AM
  • "Apple does touch right and, as usual, Microsoft does it wrong" MacDailyNews 8:45 AM
  • "Apple's Mac Is Getting Older And Dying" NoodleMac 7:39 AM
  • "For crying out loud, Apple, just build a touchscreen Mac already" Business Insider 8:10 AM
  • "The MacBook dilemma: Pay more, or get an old machine" Mashable 8:08 AM
  • "The Mac Line is Still Kinda Broken" 512 Pixels 8:07 AM
  • "Surface Studio and MacBook Pro forge diverging paths to PC productivity" ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "Apple's New Macs: 'A Touch Of Genius' (but only a touch, nothing more)" Mac360 8:06 AM
  • "Think Apple's Touch Bar Is Neat? Then You'll Love Microsoft's 'Adaptive Keyboard'" Digital Trends 7:38 AM
  • "I'm buying a new MacBook Pro, but the Surface Studio took my breath away: The Surface Studio is breathtaking, brilliant, and the epitome of design perfection. The new MacBook Pro is boring. Jony Ive just got p0wn3d. So why is David Gewirtz buying a new MacBook Pro anyway?"  ZDNet 7:34 AM
  • "Before You Go All In on Apple's Touch Bar, Think about This"  Kirkville 7:26 AM
  • "With Touch Bar, Apple Again puts Faith in Third-Party Developers" Tech.pinions 7:19 AM
  • "Reflections from a Day with Microsoft and a Day with Apple" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:19 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Diary: Why the new model doesn't wow me, but I'm buying the most expensive one anyway" 9to5Mac 6:57 AM
  • "First Click: MacBook Pro or Surface Studio PC?" The Verge 6:57 AM
  • "Microsoft is doing a better Apple impression than Apple is: Minus Jony Ive"  The Verge 6:54 AM
  • "Admit it: Microsoft is now a braver, more innovative company than Apple"  Mashable 6:52 AM
  • "What would the seven sages have made of the digital world?" Gigaom 7:16 AM
  • "Three angles to look at Google's Pixel phone: design patents, antitrust, copyright" Foss Patents 7:15 AM
  • "Op-ed: Salvaging Google Fiber's achievements" Ars Technica 6:56 AM
  • "Support group for Mac users, (hello again edition)" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 6:52 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "WaterField Unveils Syde MacBook Pro Touch Bar Case" MacPrices 10:36 AM
  • "Time Out launches 'Discover' – the latest update to its iOS app" Business Wire 8:09 AM
  • "LaCie Announces World's Fastest Desktop Storage and Complete Thunderbolt 3 Portfolio for Creative Professionals" Business Wire 8:09 AM
  • "Google Allo gets support for split-screen mode, app shortcuts and a 'Stranger Things' tie-in" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "The MacBook Pro accessory deluge begins: Lacie announces 'the world's fastest desktop drives'" 9to5Mac 6:58 AM
  • "This cable brings MagSafe back to the new MacBook Pro" The Next Web 6:56 AM
  • "The Best New MacBook Pro Case Just Announced from Gumdrop Cases" prMac 8:47 AM
  • "Caato Time Tracker+ - Effortless time tracking for Mac, iPhone and Watch" prMac 6:56 AM
  • "The ups and downs of the WorkFit workstation for the iMac" Apple World Today 6:56 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Why Microsoft is the most interesting company in tech at the moment: After unveiling its Surface Studio, Microsoft is back in the game." International Business Times 8:54 AM
  • "Why Is Microsoft's Stock Likely to Continue Its Upward Journey?" Market Realist 10:39 AM
  • "Microsoft's speech recognition tool is flawless at the Windows 10 event" Windows Report 8:19 AM
  • "Microsoft unveil new range of virtual reality headsets" Develop 8:12 AM
  • "Microsoft to host event in December to showcase new $299 Windows Holographic VR headsets" Neowin 8:54 AM
  • "Microsoft will pay you to ditch the new Apple MacBook" Express UK 8:19 AM
  • "Take a look inside Microsoft's Quincy, Wash. data center" [Slideshow] Computerworld 7:33 AM
  • "Everything you need to know about HP's three-in-one x3 deals" The Register 7:02 AM
  • "IBM's Watson does healthcare: Data as the foundation for cognitive systems for population health" ZDNet 10:40 AM
  • "Lenovo downward dogs with Yoga BIOS update supporting Linux installs" The Register 7:33 AM
  • "Intel Corporation Misses an Opportunity With Kaby Lake" The Motley Fool 8:10 AM
  • "Intel punches out data centre flash cardlet" The Register 6:57 AM
  • "HPE ties up with Intel to launch Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru" PTI 8:16 AM
  • "AMD Zen Release Date Confirmed, Desktop Variants To Launch First, Followed By Server Variants In Q2" MobiPicker 8:14 AM
  • "AMD tosses in free Doom copies to spice up AM3+ motherboards and systems" PCWorld 10:33 AM
  • "AMD CEO Confirms Zen Desktop Chips Launching Early 2017" TechFrag 8:14 AM
  • "AMD Radeon brings Cinematic VR to movie fans" Review Studio 8:15 AM
  • "LinkedIn is working on a project that should terrify Cisco and the rest of the $175 billion hardware industry" Business Insider 8:11 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "U.S. stock futures rise after GDP data keeps Fed on track for a hike: Amazon slumps more than 5% premarket" MarketWatch 8:50 AM
  • "Stocks Mixed as GDP Data Keep December Rates Hike in Focus: Stocks open mixed on Friday morning after a third-quarter growth in the U.S. economy picks up speed." TheStreet 8:50 AM
  • "Stocks mixed, but GDP growth best in 2 years" USA Today 8:50 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Mixed as GDP Grows 2.9%: Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal estimated that third-quarter growth would be 2.5%" [Paid Membership Required] 8:49 AM
  • "Japanese shares rise, outperform other Asian markets: Japan consumer prices dip, yen weakens" MarketWatch 8:49 AM
  • "European stocks drop as Anheuser-Busch cuts view, French data disappoint: French economy expands at slower rate than expected" MarketWatch 8:49 AM

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