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Thursday Highlights: European Union drops antitrust case against Apple, Amazon over Audiobooks exclusivity—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Matt Asay predicts Apple's next trillion dollars will be earned by its cloud-based services; Lance Ulanoff goes in depth on former Apple employee's comments that Apple is boring noting lack of conflict among executives; Dave Smith argues "Apple TV is a mess"; Glenn Fleishman explains the differences between erasing, partitioning Mac disks; Gizmodo article on maximizing laptop battery life; Super Mario Run poised for Android release in coming months; DigiTimes hears Apple prepping 3 iPads for 2017; paper also reporting wireless charging likely in next-gen iPhone; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple would be really smart to release a display with built-in eGPU.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "EU Says Amazon, Apple End Exclusivity Obligations for Audiobooks: Apple had previously only been allowed to source from Amazon's Audible unit"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:09 AM
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News
  • "Mac malware is found targeting biomedical research: The malware, which Apple calls Fruitfly, can also run on Linux" IDG News Service 7:17 AM
  • "Malwarebytes reports first case of Mac malware for 2017, points out antiquated tactics" iDownload Blog 6:48 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "A drive and a partition: How to understand the difference when erasing Mac disks/When you want to format a hard drive, it helps to know the difference between a partition and a drive." Macworld 6:48 AM
  • "Off The Grid: A Modern FCPX-RED-Resolve Workflow - Part 3 - Editing" fcp.co 6:49 AM
  • "How To Maximize Your Laptop's Battery Life" Gizmodo 7:27 AM
  • "Capture a series of screenshots and create a movie" The Robservatory 2:21 PM
  • "How to Export & Import All MySQL Databases" OS X Daily 2:21 PM
  • "Quickly Open Recent Files" MacMost 9:50 AM
  • "How To Edit vCards On A Mac" Mac360 7:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "TimeTable 3 Released - Export macOS Calendar Data" prMac 6:44 AM
  • "New Mail Desinger Pro 3.2 loves the Touch Bar" equinux 6:31 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Chart Of The Day: iPhone sales mix" Apple 3.0 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Blamed For Allowing Texting While Driving: Will The Lawsuit Hold Up In Court?" Tech Times 7:33 AM
  • "Netflix found a way to play ball with Apple but still keep its key data a secret" BGR 7:34 AM
  • "India divided on Apple's demands for making iPhones locally" Mashable 7:06 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Do you remember the Macintosh SE/30?" Cult of Mac 8:54 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Tag Heuer Will Release a Luxury Android 2.0 Smartwatch in May" Digital Trends 1:51 PM
  • "Google bogged down with shipping Pixels, demand at Best Buy not a tenth of that for iPhone 7" iDownload Blog 1:58 PM
  • "Google struggling to meet consumer demand for iPhone 7 rival Pixel" AppleInsider 10:31 AM
  • "Super Mario Run is coming to Android devices" CNNMoney 7:19 AM
  • "Online fraud is now more common than car theft and burglary" Apple Must 7:01 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple reportedly planning 3 new tablets for 2017" DigiTimes 6:43 AM
  • "Apple could keep us waiting for 3 new iPads" Cult of Mac 6:43 AM
  • "New iPads Might Not Launch Until Sometime in the Second Half of 2017" MacRumors 7:49 AM
  • "Lite-On Semi enters supply chain for next-generation iPhone, says report" DigiTimes 6:44 AM
  • "iPhone wireless charging reports continue as rumored supplier sees share price surge" 9to5Mac 6:44 AM
  • "Apple's AR-ready iPhone 8 will know your face" Computerworld 7:54 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple to incorporate facial and gesture recognition for next-gen iPhone" O'Grady's PowerPage 7:22 AM
  • "Apple Invents Dynamic Cinemagraph Presentations" Patently Apple 6:48 AM
  • "Apple's 'dynamic cinemagraph presentations' patent filing takes Live Photos to another level" Apple World Today 8:45 AM
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  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:14 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:14 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:14 AM

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  • "Apple's AirPods are a no-brainer — if you have the latest iPhone" VentureBeat 1:26 PM
  • "Vitality Apple Watch Deal: Yes or No?" Swim Geek 7:10 AM
  • "Comparison – iPad Mini Vs Huawei MediaPad M3" DailyTech 6:49 AM
  • "Can You Replace Your iMac 5K with a MacBook Pro and LG UltraFine 5K Display?" Bare Feats 1:23 PM
  • "Luscious leather: Twelve South RelaxedLeather iPhone case is beautiful and practical" Apple World Today 1:24 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Downwell Review: Fall Safely" MacStories 12:05 PM
  • "'Don't Starve: Shipwrecked' Review - Sail the Ocean, Don't Die" Touch Arcade 10:21 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to fix a slow or frozen iPhone or iPad" iMore 1:26 PM
  • "How to view and delete your Google search history" iDownload Blog 7:21 AM
Tips
  • "How to tell if Wi-Fi Assist is actually using too much iPhone data" 9to5Mac 1:26 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "What Would Steve Jobs Do to Fix Twitter?" Datamation 11:34 AM
  • "The Original iPhone Is Dead" Gizmodo 11:33 AM
  • "From the desk of Trip ('Cook must go') Chowdhry" Apple 3.0 10:17 AM
  • "It already sounds like the Galaxy S8's assistant will blow Siri out of the water" BGR 9:51 AM
  • "Opinion: An Apple display with built-in eGPU could be a smart move right now" 9to5Mac 9:30 AM
  • "What Would it Take for Me to Be Bullish on Apple Again?" Kirkville 8:47 AM
  • "It's Time For Siri To Grow Up" Mac360 8:44 AM
  • "Tim Cook's Boring Apple Operations vs. Google's Crashing Moonshot Projects" PixoBebo 8:43 AM
  • "iPhone: The Greatest Product Ever?" Mac360 8:43 AM
  • "A thousand wrongs for every right: Apple praise comes with baggage" Macworld 7:22 AM
  • "Cassandra: Thursday Review -Small Steps for Bangkok Retail; Apple Rumors and Being Economical with Facts" eXtensions 7:11 AM
  • "How Apple can bring the Touch Bar and Touch ID to desktop Macs: If the Touch Bar really can't ever be used except on your laptop's built-in keyboard, it's hard to see it becoming a Mac staple."  Macworld 6:44 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Opportunities and Challenges for Amazon in 2017" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 10:20 AM
  • "Loneliness: The problem technology elevated but hasn't yet solved" Computerworld 10:15 AM
  • "Two Possible Futures for Amazon's Alexa" Tech.pinions 6:48 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "This comedians parody of the Apple AirPods ad is real AF" Mashable 7:05 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Taps Scheufelen's heaven 42 Paper For 'Designed by Apple in California' Limited Edition Collectible Coffee Table Book" PRNewswire 1:55 PM
  • "Apple News Format updated with new HTML list stylings and a new Design Tutorial" 9to5Mac 1:54 PM
  • "Best Hard Drives for Backing Up Your Mac in 2017" iMore 11:34 AM
  • "Honeywell Bluetooth Smart True HEPA is a boon for allergy suffers" Apple World Today 7:21 AM
  • "OFFICER solutions launches Fox 1.0 - New Royalty Software" prMac 6:44 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft to Surface Pro 4, Studio owners: Even better battery life plus faster wake-up" ZDNet 7:26 AM
  • "Microsoft's HoloLens headset is now available in Japan" Neowin 7:25 AM
  • "What HPE won in buying SimpliVity for $650M: one less competitor and a bigger market" GeekWire 7:47 AM
  • "HP and Astellas to speak at C&IT Corporate Forum" C&IT 7:47 AM
  • "AMD Infinity Fabric underpins everything they will make" SemiAccurate 7:25 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Pro Duo gets a massive price cut" Fudzilla 7:54 AM
  • "IBM Q4 16 Earnings Conference Call At 5:00 PM ET" Nasdaq 7:59 AM
  • "Oracle to buy API development firm Apiary" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Oracle sued in the US for paying white men more: Department of Labor files suit" The Inquirer 7:26 AM
  • "U.S. Labor Department Sues Oracle Claiming Hiring, Pay Infractions" eWeek 7:27 AM
  • "China aims to build world's first exascale supercomputer prototype by 2017" The Verge 7:24 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "A huge new rally could be in store for Apple" CNBC 7:28 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft Biggest Winners if Trump Grants $500 Billion Tax Holiday" TheStreet 7:09 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow Drops for Fifth Straight Session in Countdown to Trump Presidency: The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls for its fifth straight session on Thursday, further distancing itself from recent records, in the countdown to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump." TheStreet 12:28 PM
  • "Wall St Dips as Investors Ready for Trump's Inauguration" FOXBusiness 12:28 PM
  • "Midday Update: Wall Street Drifts Lower As Risk Appetite Dims Before Inauguration" Nasdaq 12:29 PM
  • "Stocks drop ahead of Trump inauguration" USA Today 12:30 PM
  • "Bank, Energy Shares Push U.S. Stocks Lower: Some investors predict stocks will continue trading sideways until after Donald Trump's inauguration Friday" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:31 PM
  • "Nikkei rises despite Toshiba's dive, as Asian markets hold steady" MarketWatch 7:59 AM
  • "European stocks retain losses after ECB keeps rates on hold" MarketWatch 7:59 AM

 
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