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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
  • "Is Apple's 3.5% of Revenue Spent on R&D Enough?" Bloomberg Video 1:56 PM
  • "Apple Ranks Near Last on This Measure: As a percentage of revenues, Apple Inc. spends significantly less on R&D than its technology sector peers." The Motley Fool 1:33 PM
  • "More Apple Car Thoughts: Money, Design UI, Distribution"  Monday Note 7:41 AM
  • "Touch ID Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Apple Pay may be slow to start, but Touch ID will still be a game changer for commerce."  ReadWrite 1:34 PM
  • "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
  • "Apple Watch and Dissatisfaction: One of the things that interests me most with regards to the Apple Watch owner research I'm involved with as a part of Wristly is the way we are able to observe, on a monthly basis, the behaviours of consumers in a brand new category. To my knowledge, nothing like this has been done before."  Tech.pinions 11:17 AM
  • "Fuming iPhone Owner Demands Compensation After Apple 'Wiped Away His Life'" Digital Trends 7:28 AM
  • "Retiree Sues Apple For $7,500 for Wiping Honeymoon Photos From His iPhone" DailyTech 11:01 AM
  • "OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 Beta 5" OS X Daily 12:30 PM
  • "OS X 10.11.2 beta 5 is now available" Cult of Mac 12:39 PM
  • "Apple seeds OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 beta 5 to developers" iDownload Blog 12:40 PM
  • "AirDrop Not Working? Use Compatibility Mode for New Mac to Old Mac AirDrop Support" OS X Daily 2:15 PM
  • "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
  • "Speed Up an Old Mac By Disabling These Animations" Lifehacker 1:41 PM
  • "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
  • "Apple's Tim Cook to receive Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights 2015 Ripple of Hope Award" 9to5Mac 2:35 PM
  • "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
  • "iPad Air 2 And iPad mini Among Top Five Black Friday Best Sellers" MacPrices 12:24 PM
  • "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
  • "Apple Teams Up With Supercell for 2015 World AIDS Day Campaign" MacRumors 12:39 PM
  • "Danny Boyle Refers to 'Steve Jobs' Wide Release Plan as 'Arrogant'" MacRumors 9:06 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "GT Advanced Pursues $80 Million Loan to Exit Bankruptcy" [Paid Membership Required] 2:30 PM
  • "Samsung Patents Show Flexible Smartphones and Tablets" Digital Trends 1:56 PM
  • "Google Granted Patent That Enables Self-Driving Cars To Interact With Pedestrians" TechCrunch 1:46 PM
  • "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
  • "TMO Background Mode: Interview With Naomi Pearce From Pearce Communications" The Mac Observer 2:06 PM
  • "Jeff Carlson Launches Photoversity with Aurora HDR Guide" MacVoices 1:54 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-30: NSA Data Collection Changes, Amazon Instant Video on Apple TV" The Mac Observer 1:27 PM
  • "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
  • "Apple's A9X has a 12-core GPU and is made by TSMC: A big GPU is fed by a 128-bit memory interface but not an L3 cache." Ars Technica 1:33 PM
  • "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
  • "Today's Top iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 11:00 AM
  • "LeechTunes For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $3.99)" App Sliced 11:00 AM
  • "Rhonna Designs For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" App Sliced 11:00 AM
  • "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
  • "Mini-Reviews: Anker PowerCore+ 10050 / PowerPort 2, Just Mobile AluPlug and Mophie Powerstation 2X / 8X" 9to5Mac 1:35 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands On: Reeder 3.0 (iOS)" MacNN 8:36 AM
  • "Pointers: Stop Spam Texts (iOS)" MacNN 7:38 AM
  • "Review: Bungee Mummy: Challenges - Not Just Another Angry Birds Clone" MacTrast 1:44 PM
  • "'Progress To 100' Review - Are We There Yet?" Touch Arcade 12:40 PM
  • "How to stop your Apple TV from going to sleep" iDownload Blog 2:30 PM
  • "How To Buy The Perfect Wireless Router For Any Home" Digital Trends 1:56 PM
  • "How to keep your mobile data safe" BetaNews 9:25 AM
  • "Why Not Everyone Wants The Latest iPhone: Remember flip phones? They're still here." Associated Press 2:35 PM
  • "Can the MacBook Pro Replace Your iPad?"  Fraser Speirs 1:36 PM
  • "Why Apple should make an Apple car, according to a former Apple executive" Business Insider 11:17 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 Is Internet Access Like A Hot Pizza? D.C. Court Will Decide In Net Neutrality Case" Forbes 2:30 PM
  • "How Technology Could Prevent Another Paris-Like Attack" TechNewsWorld 7:47 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Sonos (Finally) Adds Support for Apple Music" Re/code 1:33 PM
  • "Microsoft rolling out Cortana for iOS to beta testers" iDownload Blog 11:01 AM
  • "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 continues to earn its enterprise dominance with new business solutions" BetaNews 12:34 PM
  • "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 takes wraps off PowerApps mobile-app creation service" ZDNet 11:29 AM
  • "Microsoft Launches PowerApps, Makes Building Business Apps Easier" TechCrunch 10:32 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
  • "HP, SAP, and other big tech companies have a new way into the red hot Israeli startup scene" Business Insider 1:35 PM
  • "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
  • "Intel® Takes Integration Down a New Path" ABI Research 12:37 PM
  • "Intel's cheapest Atom x5 chip supports 4GB of RAM after all" Liliputing 12:37 PM
  • "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 Jumps Into The Cloud: Smart Or Foolish?" Seeking Alpha 12:36 PM
  • "Oracle OpenWorld 2015: An enigma wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a...Wait! I get it!" ZDNet 11:29 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
  • "Apple may have had 'best Friday' ever this weekend" MarketWatch 12:39 PM
  • "Why Apple Is Best Positioned In Smartphones, In One Chart" Seeking Alpha 12:39 PM
  • "Best Buy, Apple: Doug Kass' Views" TheStreet 7:52 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks turn lower, eye modest monthly gains: Retail in the spotlight after weekend of holiday shopping" MarketWatch 1:49 PM
  • "Stocks Drop on Fears of Disappointing Cyber Monday: Stocks were modestly lower by mid-afternoon as fears over a lackluster Cyber Monday hit the retail sector." TheStreet 1:49 PM
  • "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
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide as Consumer Shares Fall: Indexes have been in a holding pattern as investors await Fed's rate plan" [Paid Membership Required] 1:48 PM
  • "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 12:13 PM

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