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Monday Highlights: Adam Satariano at Bloomberg reporting Apple only spending 3.5% ($8.1 billion) of fiscal revenue on R&D, belying conventional wisdom that it should spend more like Google, Facebook, others; Jean-Louis Gassée continues his thoughts on the Apple Car and the intricacies involved such as charging stations, UI design, and more; new estimates of Apple Watch sales have Apple selling about 12 million units this holiday season, thanks in part to some hefty sales over Black Friday, Cyber Monday; man suing Apple after claim Genius Bar helpers wiped his phone (photos in particular) prior to asking if he backed up his data; here are some privacy/security tips compiled for Mac users; Tesla takes one of Apple's lead store architects; Apple TV may soon see arrival of Amazon Prime Video app; report out of China claims Apple will unveil "at least 5 different iPhone 7 configurations", as well as new design, pricing; but another report hints at Apple removing the headphone jack in favor of a single port a la 12" MacBook; in-depth look at Apple's A9X SoC; iMore's iPad Pro review, Macworld UK comparison review between iPad Pro and MacBook Air, eXtensions reviews Apple Smart Keyboard while ZDNet pits it against the Logi CREATE keyboard, while Gene Steinberg revisits the new Apple Magic Keyboard; will the MacBook Air be replaced by thinner MacBooks?

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  • "Apple Is Getting More Bang for Its R&D Buck: Steve Jobs said in 1998 that 'innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have.'"  Bloomberg 7:52 AM
  • "More Apple Car Thoughts: Money, Design UI, Distribution"  Monday Note 7:41 AM
  • "Total Apple Watch sales predicted to double this holiday, reaching 12M in 2015"  AppleInsider 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Watches Discounted by as Much as $100 Spur Holiday Sales — Maybe" Re/code 8:26 AM
  • "Fuming iPhone Owner Demands Compensation After Apple 'Wiped Away His Life'" Digital Trends 7:28 AM
  • "11 privacy and security tips for OS X Mac users" Computerworld 9:16 AM
  • "How to hide a user in two steps in OS X Yosemite or later" MacIssues 8:26 AM
  • "Using iMovie Video Filters" MacMost 9:56 AM
  • "A Comprehensive Guide to the iTunes Affiliate Program" MacStories 9:20 AM
  • "MarkX 3.0 does screening, Premiere Pro and FCP7" IT.Enquirer 7:00 AM
  • "If You Record Audio, Get These Audio Apps" NoodleMac 7:01 AM
  • "This Mac Checkbook App Checks And Balances Itself" TeraTalks 7:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "Appocto Introduces Censorate for Mac OS X" prMac 7:19 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tesla hires a lead Apple Store architect from Callison" Electrek 7:42 AM
  • "Target sold one iPad per second on Thanksgiving" Cult of Mac 7:38 AM
  • "iPad Target's best-selling product on Black Friday, and the deals aren't done yet: 15% off everything" 9to5Mac 7:23 AM
  • "Black Friday Winners And Losers: How Amazon, Walmart, Apple And More Fared" Forbes 7:20 AM
  • "Amazon Feedback Says Prime Video Coming to Apple TV" The Mac Observer 9:02 AM
  • "People are asking Apple to reveal a key specification for the iPad Pro's stylus" Business Insider 7:46 AM
  • "Danny Boyle Refers to 'Steve Jobs' Wide Release Plan as 'Arrogant'" MacRumors 9:06 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Swatch teams up with Visa to let you pay with a flick of the wrist" The Next Web 7:24 AM
  • "Swatch's payments watch is coming to the US" Engadget 7:22 AM
  • "My Big Fat Hawaiian Wedding" ["Andy Ihnatko stops by for a discussion on The Apple Pencil..."] The Mac show 9:07 AM
  • "Upgrade #65: Holiday Firewall" Six Colors 7:48 AM
  • "It's the beginning of the giving season and we found some tech gifts we wouldn't mind giving (or getting)." The MT Show 6:59 AM
  • "Apple Experimenting With At Least 5 Different iPhone 7 Configurations"  G for Games 7:45 AM
  • "IPhone 7 2016 will have new full specifications, price, design." M.I.C. Gadget 10:15 AM
  • "The iPhone 7 may not have a 3.5mm jack and that's okay" The Next Web 7:23 AM
  • "New redesigned thinner MacBook Air rumored for mid-2016, perhaps including a 15 inch model" 9to5Mac 7:22 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple to unveil redesigned MacBook Airs, new 15" model at WWDC 2016" AppleInsider 7:28 AM
  • "Redesigned MacBook Air getting 15-inch flavor, planned for mid-2016 launch" BGR 7:28 AM
  • "More on Apple's A9X SoC: 147mm2@TSMC, 12 GPU Cores, No L3 Cache" AnandTech 9:40 AM
  • "Correcting Apple's A9 SoC L3 Cache Size: A 4MB Victim Cache" AnandTech 9:40 AM
  • "First look inside the A9X chip that powers the iPad Pro, showing custom GPU" 9to5Mac 8:26 AM
  • "A9X Die Photo From iPad Pro Reveals 12-Cluster Graphics, No L3 Cache" MacRumors 9:20 AM
  • "Secrets Of The MacBook" Forbes 8:27 AM
  • "'One port to do it all' – the new integrated USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 port makes it into the first laptop" 9to5Mac 7:23 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:59 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:59 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:59 AM

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  • "iPad Pro review" iMore 9:06 AM
  • "iPad Pro vs MacBook Air comparison review: Can an iPad Pro replace a Mac?" Macworld UK 9:41 AM
  • "Apple Smart Keyboard vs. Logi CREATE Keyboard Case hands on" ZDNet 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Smart Keyboard: More Productivity with the iPad Pro" eXtensions 9:14 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands On: Reeder 3.0 (iOS)" MacNN 8:36 AM
  • "Pointers: Stop Spam Texts (iOS)" MacNN 7:38 AM
  • "How to keep your mobile data safe" BetaNews 9:25 AM
  • "Unhappy customer is suing Apple for deleting his iPhone photos" Cult of Mac 10:33 AM
  • "Your iPhone 7 may come without a 3.5mm headphone jack" Apple World Today 10:20 AM
  • "Why Apple Inc.'s 2016 MacBook Will Use an Intel Corp. Core M Processor" The Motley Fool 10:19 AM
  • "Opinion: Get ready to wave goodbye to the MacBook Air, and say hello to additional MacBooks" 9to5Mac 9:41 AM
  • "This Hidden iPhone Feature Tracks Where You Go And How Long You Were There" Forbes 8:31 AM
  • "My crystal ball: what to expect in the revamped MacBook Air, MacBook Pro line-ups" Apple World Today 8:24 AM
  • "Which iPhone Model Is Right For You? iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s?" Know Your Mobile 8:02 AM
  • "How I spent my Android vacation: Is the grass greener on the other side of the walled garden?" Macworld 8:01 AM
  • "Comparing the 'Big 6' Consumer Tech Companies" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:48 AM
  • "How Giant Tablets Could Be the Future of Television" Time 7:43 AM
  • "Considering a hardware RAID? Here's what you need to know: A hardware RAID can be pricey but it helps prevent data loss and improve performance." Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "What Price Security, Apple User?" Mac 360 7:00 AM
  • "In Defense Of Movable Storage" Mac 360 7:00 AM
  • "How Technology Could Prevent Another Paris-Like Attack" TechNewsWorld 7:47 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "9to5Mac's iPad Holiday Gift Guide: best picks for every budget" 9to5Mac 10:09 AM
  • "Apple Releases (PRODUCT)RED Leather Cases for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus" MacRumors 9:41 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of November 30: Abby Stokes, Apple TV and Holiday Parties" The MUG Center 9:40 AM
  • "Pearl is an iPhone app that shows you the best $1 oyster deals around you" Business Insider 8:59 AM
  • "Innergie Unveils World's First USB-C Adapter Supporting Four DC Output Voltages" PRNewswire 7:59 AM
  • "IBM's Watson Predicts Cyber Monday's Top Products and Trends" ["Driven by a surge in mobile shopping, consumers indicate that Samsung, Sony and LG TVs as well as Apple Watch and Beats by Dre are at the top of their shopping lists, according to the IBM Watson Trend App."] PRNewswire 7:59 AM
  • "Ryder Launches New Fuel Receipt Mobile App for Apple and Android Devices" Business Wire 7:57 AM
  • "Apple's virtual assistant Siri just got more competition on the iPhone" Business Insider 7:45 AM
  • "Future for iPhone and Apple Watch Shows Calendar Events Around the Clock" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "Videocraft 4.0 - Video Editor, Photo Slideshow and Movie Maker for iOS" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "Timer TV - The timer app for Apple TV" prMac 7:19 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft enables potential unwanted software detection for enterprise customers" InfoWorld 7:51 AM
  • "Is Microsoft making Windows worse to make it better?" Computerworld 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft's 'next billion dollar business' could be launching today" Business Insider 7:49 AM
  • "Windows 10 Start Menu and Taskbar Redesigned in Windows One Concept" Softpedia 7:48 AM
  • "Windows 10's usage share lead over Windows 7 evaporates" Computerworld 7:48 AM
  • "The 15 hottest gifts this year, as predicted by IBM's Watson" Business Insider 7:35 AM
  • "Cyber Monday laptop deals: Find offers on MacBooks, HP, Toshiba and more" Mirror Online UK 7:32 AM
  • "Week in review: Dell computers shipped with root CA cert and private key, analytics services tracking users via Chrome extensions" Help Net Security 7:30 AM
  • "Dell's new data center to build Sri Lanka's future-ready enterprises" Mirror Business 7:30 AM
  • "The Banal Truth About IBM's Artificial Intelligence?" TechWeekEurope 7:37 AM
  • "IBM Predicts Cyber Monday Online Sales To Grow Over 18% From Last Year" Nasdaq 7:36 AM
  • "IBM Predicts Cyber Monday Online Sales To Grow Over 18% From Last Year" Nasdaq 7:36 AM
  • "4 (Four!) New Open-source Machine Learning frameworks from IBM, MSFT, Google and Intel." Gartner 7:27 AM
  • "What are the names of AMD's Arctic Islands?" SemiAcurate 7:26 AM
  • "AMD warns of card-cooking Crimson driver bug" bit-tech 7:25 AM
  • "New Driver Overheats Overclocked AMD Graphics Cards" Kotaku 7:24 AM
  • "AMD Crimson drivers to get GPU fan speed bug hotfix today" Hexus 7:24 AM
  • "Oracle Has Grand Plans For Cloud Computing, But Is It Too Late To The Party?" Forbes 8:06 AM
  • "CH2M and Cisco team up for urban planning and smart technology offer in India" TransportXtra 7:21 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Best Buy, Apple: Doug Kass' Views" TheStreet 7:52 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stock futures inch higher ahead of week of central bank watching: Stock futures inched higher ahead of the opening bell on Monday, as investors returning from the Thanksgiving break prepared for a busy week of central-bank watching." MarketWatch 9:11 AM
  • "Stocks Mixed as Retail Shares Turn Lower: Stocks lost earlier gains to fall into the red shortly after market open Monday as earlier optimism over Cyber Monday faded." TheStreet 9:11 AM
  • "Stocks: 6 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 9:11 AM
  • "Small Caps Show Early Strength; Microsoft, Merck, Fitbit Rising: Stock futures held steady gains moving toward Monday's open as the market heads into November's final trading session. Dow futures stood 65.5 points above fair market value. Nasdaq 100 futures were up 17.6 points. S&P 500 futures flew straight and level, up 5.5 points. Small caps flexed some premarket muscle, with Russell 2000 futures rising a stronger-than-usual 5.7 points." Investor's Business Daily 9:10 AM
  • "Wall Street not actively shopping for stocks at start of big week: U.S. stocks are trading modestly lower in early trading as Wall Street kicks off a big week with investors eyeing Cyber Monday sales, a key bankers meeting in Europe Thursday that could result in more stimulus efforts and the monthly U.S. jobs report on Friday." USA Today 9:10 AM
  • "Wall Street Starts Last Day of Month Mixed: As of 9:57 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 18 points lower, or 0.10% to 17781. The S&P 500 was down 2 points, or 0.11% to 2087, while the Nasdaq was litle changed at 5126." Reuters 9:07 AM
  • "U.S. Shares Mixed as Health, Consumer Stocks Fall: Major U.S. stock indexes were mixed Monday as shares of health care and consumer discretionary spending-tied companies muted gains in other sectors." [Paid Membership Required] 9:07 AM
  • "China stock gains in November dragged down by broker probe: Chinese officials' widening investigation into what they deem suspicious or illegal trading activity has put the brakes on a rebound in the Shanghai Composite Index, wiping out much of the market's November gains." MarketWatch 9:06 AM
  • "European stocks climb ahead of key policy, data week: European stock markets moved mostly higher on Monday as investors geared up for a busy week of economic events, including inflation data and a European Central Bank meeting." MarketWatch 9:05 AM

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