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Tuesday Highlights: US Supreme Court rules unanimously in favor of Samsung over Apple in damages dispute, sending "case back to the lower court for further proceedings"; Tim Cook tells Reuters Apple Watch sales set record during Thanksgiving holiday week, countering IDC stats showing stark drop in sales; Forbes' Mark Rogowsky sees this as a case of "darkness before dawn", and Jonny Evans decries "clickbait over substance" headlines—reports aplenty in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; Yahoo! Finance recalls the legal showdown between the FBI and Apple that was 2016; MacMost explains how to fully reset/erase your Mac; Glenn Fleishman explains why shared albums with Photos Family Sharing feature is not a great idea; Business Insider reporting Apple will begin sharing its artificial intelligence research; tablet market predicted to drop below 75% by 2020 as entertainment falls to productivity; battery issue plaguing some iPhones caused by "ambient air" says Apple, to be fixed in forthcoming iOS update; looking for an AirPort replacement, then have a gander at Google WiFi mesh routers, reviews from 9to5Google, CNET; BuzzFeed; Mashable, Engadget, and others in our Reviews section.

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  • "Supreme Court rules for Samsung in Apple patent damages dispute"  CNBC 9:29 AM
  • "Supreme Court rules for Samsung in smartphone fight with Apple" Reuters 9:31 AM
  • "Supreme Court has ruled Samsung doesn't have to pay Apple $399 million: The ruling could change the landscape for how design patent cases are handled." Recode 9:57 AM
  • "High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple" Associated Press 9:28 AM
  • "Supreme Court reverses iPhone patent damages decision, favoring Samsung over Apple in design dispute" 9to5Mac 9:28 AM
  • "Apple Watch sales to consumers set record in holiday week, says Apple's Cook" ["Responding to an email from Reuters, Cook said the gadget's sell-through - a measure of how many units are sold to consumers, rather than simply stocked on retailers' shelves - reached a new high."]  Reuters 6:55 AM
  • "Apple Watch: Darkness Before The Dawn"  Forbes 7:03 AM
  • "Apple Watch Sales Growth 'Off The Charts' -- Round Version Incoming?" Forbes 6:59 AM
  • "Apple Watch holiday sales are hot, says Tim Cook" CNET 6:59 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple Watch sales growth is 'off the charts', expecting best quarter ever this holiday season" 9to5Mac 7:00 AM
  • "Apple Watch sales set record first holiday weekend, says Tim Cook" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Tim Cook refutes negative IDC Apple Watch report, says early holiday sales set new record" AppleInsider 6:59 AM
  • "Apple Watch Sales Set Record in Holiday Week: Tim Cook" Investopedia 8:01 AM
  • "Erase and Completely Reset Your Mac" MacMost 8:30 AM
  • "Here's one reason why you shouldn't use shared photo albums with Photos Family Sharing: Family Sharing disables shared album deletion." Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "How to Get Started with Darktable, a Lightroom Alternative for Mac and Linux" Envato Tuts+ 7:47 AM
  • "Setapp From MacPaw Enters Beta Testing" MacStories 7:55 AM
  • "Setapp is the Netflix of Mac apps and you're invited to the beta!" iMore 7:47 AM
  • "Ulysses hits version 2.7, supports Touch Bar, Tabs, Evernote and more" IT.Enquirer 6:47 AM
  • "How to Change DNS Servers on Your Mac" iPhone Hacks 9:51 AM
  • "How to connect an AirPrint printer to your Mac" iMore 7:47 AM
  • "How to Use Gmail's Labels To Keep Your Inbox Neat and Tidy" Gizmodo 7:55 AM
  • "The Mac, iPhone, iPad Clipboard Manager" Mac360 7:49 AM
  • "Where Are Apple's Tips And Tricks?" Mac360 8:06 AM
  • "Comparing NeXTSTEP and OS X" 512 Pixels 7:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cocktail 9.4.1 (El Capitan Edition) has been released." Maintain 9:52 AM
  • "Next Limit Announces 10th Version of Acclaimed RealFlow Animation Software" Architosh 6:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is finally going to start publishing its AI research" Business Insider 8:58 AM
  • "Apple AI researchers will be able to publish, likely a move to attract the best minds" 9to5Mac 9:55 AM
  • "Apple Grabs Wearables Lead with Holiday Sales" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:29 AM
  • "New study on holiday wearables sales gives Apple Watch dominant revenue lead" AppleInsider 9:57 AM
  • "Slate Tablet Market Share to Fall Below 75% in 2020 as Productivity Trumps Entertainment" PRNewswire 7:01 AM
  • "Apple Watch sales go over a cliff: Down 2.8 meellion per quarter in a year" The Register 6:59 AM
  • "The Apple Pay team just took another leap forward" Apple Must 8:43 AM
  • "Apple says iPhone 7 video is as good as a movie camera/Technically Incorrect: In a new ad, Cupertino encourages you to direct the movie of your kids' lives." CNET 6:56 AM
  • "This Handset From China Aims To Upset The iPhone 6S" Forbes 7:05 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple suffers first quarterly loss since Jobs' return" Cult of Mac 8:35 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung following iPhone 7 in ditching headphone socket, aims to beat iPhone 8 to virtual Home button" 9to5Mac 9:27 AM
  • "Samsung said to be following iPhone 7 by courageously omitting headphone jack in 'Galaxy S8'" AppleInsider 9:18 AM
  • "Hackers actively stealing Wi-Fi keys from vulnerable routers: Still using the password from the back of the router? Oops!" The Register 7:59 AM
  • "Meizu's got a $33 touchscreen fitness band with heart rate monitoring" TechCrunch 7:55 AM
  • "Google says next-generation ReCaptcha coming, where you don't even have to tick a box" 9to5Google 7:48 AM
  • "The Investigatory Powers Act allows the State to tell lies in court: Enshrining parallel construction in English law" The Register 6:59 AM
  • "Apple's Excuse For Random iPhone Shutdowns Sounds Weird But OK" Gizmodo UK 6:58 AM
  • "Apple says more iPhone 6s models may be affected by random shutdowns, issuing iOS update" 9to5Mac 6:58 AM
  • "Apple blames exposure to 'ambient air' for iPhone 6S battery failures" The Verge 7:59 AM
  • "Does your iPhone randomly shut down? You're not alone: The problem of iPhone's randomly shutting down seems to be more widespread than Apple had first thought." ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Apple will try to address the battery issue that's causing iPhones to shut down early with the next iOS update" Business Insider 8:07 AM
  • "Apple Preparing Diagnostic Tool in New iOS Update as iPhone 6s Battery Issue Expands" MacRumors 8:33 AM
  • "Impending iOS update to help diagnose additional iPhone battery shutdowns" AppleInsider 8:33 AM
  • "iPhones may not be the only Apple devices that get flexible displays" Apple World Today 7:50 AM
  • "iOS 10.2 Will Be Released Next Week" iPhone Hacks 9:51 AM
  • "Some new MacBook Pros are shutting down repeatedly and unexpectedly" iDownload Blog 9:54 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:30 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:30 AM

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  • "Surface Book i7 vs. MacBook Pro: Fight! Ali vs. Frazier, Red Sox vs. Yankees, Kirk vs. Khan. And of course, Mac vs. PC." PCWorld 6:54 AM
  • "Google Wifi Review: A great user-friendly router for your home, even if you buy just one" 9to5Google 8:42 AM
  • "Google Wifi review: The best way to outfit your entire home with Wi-Fi" CNET 8:35 AM
  • "Google Wifi Makes Wireless Internet At Home Suck Less" BuzzFeed 8:34 AM
  • "Google Wifi is an affordable way to blanket your home with fast, reliable Wi-Fi" Mashable 8:34 AM
  • "Google WiFi review: A hassle-free router comes at a price" Engadget 8:34 AM
  • "Google Wifi review: Wi-Fi that works" The Verge 8:34 AM
  • "Review: Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball" Wired 6:55 AM
  • "Review: A Made-for-iPhone 7 battery case w/ headphone jack, Lightning port, Qi-wireless charging & a built-in stand" 9to5Mac 8:07 AM
  • "Review: Akito Neutrino SSD enclosure with USB-C adds fast external storage to the new MacBook Pro" 9to5Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Elgato's Avea Flare is a fun, but novelty, portable mood lamp" Apple World Today 7:21 AM
  • "How to Get Started with the Snapchat App on Your iPhone" iPhone Hacks 9:52 AM
  • "How to switch to Power Reserve mode on watchOS 3" iDownload Blog 7:59 AM
  • "How to Make Calls on Your iPhone Without Cell Service: Play Video" Time 7:48 AM
  • "It looks like Apple hasn't given up on a self-driving car" Quartz 9:38 AM
  • "So What Would an Apple Car Look Like Anyway?" NBC News 9:37 AM
  • "Apple's Renewed Focus on iPad Left the Mac Behind This Year"  MacRumors 9:19 AM
  • "Apple Innovation vs. Microsoft Innovation" PixoBebo 8:30 AM
  • "Apple's Ultimate Revolution: Start Over!" Mac360 8:30 AM
  • "Humans: Siri And AI's Biggest Problem" McSolo 7:49 AM
  • "On the Defensive, Tim Cook Gives a Different View on Apple Watch Sales" AppAdvice 9:54 AM
  • "Apple is the only major manufacturer losing market share in wearables" Quartz 7:55 AM
  • "Tim Cook Contests Claims the Apple Watch Is Dead" Gizmodo 8:33 AM
  • "Tim Cook Spins Poor Apple Watch Sales Figures" Kirkville 7:48 AM
  • "Faith in fake Apple Watch news industry falls 71%: 'Apple Watch sales fall by 71 percent', the headlines claim, but these reports perfectly illustrate a preference for clickbait over substance as the narrative grabs yet another chance to transgress journalistic probity in the service of anti-Apple snark."  Computerworld 7:20 AM
  • "Still no Apple Watch sales numbers from Tim Cook" Apple 3.0 7:15 AM
  • "Tim Cook claims Apple Watch sales growth is 'off the charts'" Mashable 7:10 AM
  • "Will Tim Cook Ever Stop Overhyping Apple To Investors?"  Forbes 7:03 AM
  • "Why iPhone 8 rumors keep pointing to OLED and wireless charging: Speculation about the iPhone 8 is in full swing. Here are the most reliable rumors so far." Macworld 7:00 AM
  • "Reasons: They're why the iPhone doesn't get equal treatment" Macworld 6:59 AM
  • "Apple's Computing Future Could Be the Reverse ToasterFridge" The Mac Observer 6:47 AM
  • "Multipurpose, Multifunction Tech Devices to Drive Future Growth" Tech.pinions 7:48 AM
  • "Putting Amazon Go in Context" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:48 AM
  • "Amazon Go: a Retail Store with No Checkout Lines (Kind of Like Apple)" The Mac Observer 6:47 AM
  • "Comic: Siri @Home" iMore 8:07 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "AMC and The Hallmark Channel added to Apple TV universal search" iDownload Blog 9:18 AM
  • "All Sonos owners can now use Spotify to control their speakers" Engadget 9:18 AM
  • "Netflix for iOS Becomes Top Grossing App for the First Time" AppAdvice 8:34 AM
  • "iStand 7 Combines Dock, 3.5mm Headphone Jack into This Slim Battery Case" PRNewswire 8:04 AM
  • "The HyperDrive USB Hub will give you access to up to five ports on your new MacBook" iDownload Blog 7:59 AM
  • "This Gadget Solves the MacBook Pro's Port Problems" LAPTOP Magazine 7:49 AM
  • "Green - Budget Forecasting now available on iPad" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Weather Gods Redefines the Weather App" prMac 6:57 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's new Zo chatbot dodges politics, doesn't always make sense: The bot is another shot at imitating a young woman on the internet" IDG News Service 6:08 AM
  • "Microsoft's Azure chatbot is called Zo, she lives on Kik and rivers confuse her" The Inquirer 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft announces support for F# language in Azure Notebooks" MSPoweruser 7:44 AM
  • "Bill Gates shares his five favorite books of 2016" TechSpot 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft to Rival Amazon Echo with Windows 10 HomeHub" Mobile Marketing 7:52 AM
  • "Home Hub, Microsoft's Answer To Alexa And Google Home, Could Be PC-Driven" Digital Trends 7:53 AM
  • "IBM Watson AI: These firms are fighting cybercrime using cognitive computing" ZDNet 6:10 AM
  • "IBM's Watson Now Fights Cybercrime in the Real World" Wired 6:44 AM
  • "The Power of the Hybrid Cloud" Your Story 7:41 AM
  • "HPE enters natural language question answering fray" ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "HP Inc Revamps Printing Security Solutions Against Cyber Attacks" Silicon India 7:11 AM
  • "Hedge Funds Are Crazy About Dell Technologies Inc (DVMT)" Insider Monkey 7:05 AM
  • "AMD Ranked As Best Place To Work For LGBT Equality- CEI" TechFrag 7:12 AM
  • "AMD Zen Processor vs. Intel Kaby Lake: Which One Delivers Best Performance?" The Gamer's Drop 7:41 AM
  • "Oracle Team Receives Four Electric BMW Cars" Bernews 7:43 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's stock rallies after CEO Cook tries to reassure investors" MarketWatch 7:55 AM
  • "Shares in Apple supplier Imagination Technologies leap as restructuring ends" Telegraph 7:51 AM
Industry News
  • "Markets mull next move; Italian bank wobbles; AutoZone earnings" CNNMoney 7:14 AM
  • "Stock Futures Stabilize After Another Record-Breaking Day for Dow: Stock futures are little changed on Tuesday, stabilizing after the Dow Jones Industrial Average notched new records a day earlier." TheStreet 7:14 AM
  • "Janus' Gross Sees Trump Trade View Hurting Long-Term Stock Prices" FOXBusiness 7:15 AM
  • "Today's Stock Market News & Analysis" Nasdaq 7:15 AM
  • "Centre funds says stocks overvalued by 30%" USA Today 7:16 AM
  • "Stocks Rise as Italian Banks Recover: European shares climb, led by banking and utilities, as Italian lenders start to recover from a bruising start to the week" [Paid Membership Required] 7:17 AM
  • "Asian stocks pick up speed as focus turns 'back to reflation' trade" MarketWatch 7:17 AM
  • "European stocks step higher, as banks stage a revival" MarketWatch 7:18 AM

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