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Monday Highlights: iDevice builder, Foxconn, considering investing $7 billion in United States for display facility, will create 50,000 jobs; Bloomberg's Ian King and Alex Webb think the reason for Apple's legal attack on Qualcomm lies in "phone margin grab", the lawsuit is over royalty disputes, which Qualcomm rejects—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; do you know how to properly eject a drive in macOS?; Jonny Evans sees battle between Apple, Amazon all about the home; only one Apple Watch gallery remains, located in Tokyo; Sprint brings potential 45 million users to JZ's Tidal by taking 33% stake in streaming service; MacRumors says Apple investigating reports of random AirPod disconnection during calls.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple supplier Foxconn could create 50,000 jobs through new U.S. factory" CNNMoney 7:16 AM
  • "Apple's Legal Assault on Qualcomm Is Part of Phone Margin Grab"  Bloomberg 7:18 AM
  • "Apple sues Qualcomm for $1bn in royalty disputes, Qualcomm claims suit 'baseless'" V3 7:14 AM
  • "Apple Files Billion Dollar Lawsuit Against Qualcomm" Investopedia 7:18 AM
  • "Here Are the Most Damning Parts of Apple's Blockbuster Lawsuit Against Qualcomm: Qualcomm has abusing its monopoly power in the baseband market for years, according to Apple." The Motley Fool 9:15 AM
  • "Qualcomm won't stop shipping chips for the iPhone even though Apple is suing it for $1 billion: The chipmaker is considering its own lawsuit against Apple, sources tell Recode." Recode 8:33 PM
  • "Qualcomm to continue supplying Apple with chips despite $1B lawsuit, considering legal rebuttal" AppleInsider 8:33 PM
  • "Mac sales declined nearly 10% last year as Lenovo, Dell and others gained ground"  9to5Mac 7:33 PM
OS X
News
  • "macOS 10.12.3 software update hits the Mac App Store" 9to5Mac 12:45 PM
  • "Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.3 [Download] iClarified 12:45 PM
  • "Apple releases macOS 10.12.3 with MacBook Pro GPU and battery fixes" TechCrunch 5:42 PM
  • "Apple releases iTunes 12.5.5 with minor performance improvements" AppleInsider 7:34 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to install Windows 10 on your Mac using Boot Camp Assistant [Video] 9to5Mac 7:34 PM
  • "How to be sure a drive has ejected from a Mac: macOS has several ways to properly eject a storage device." Macworld 7:07 AM
  • "How to migrate applications between Macs: Setting up a new Mac, while easier than in the past, still requires thought. Find out the options for simplifying application migration." TechRepublic 2:37 PM
  • "Logic Pros: Syncing sessions to GarageBand for iOS with iCloud in Logic Pro X 10.3" 9to5Mac 2:36 PM
  • "How to move and control mouse pointer using your Mac's keyboard" iDownload Blog 3:30 PM
  • "How much has that Mac been used?" Mac Kung Fu 3:30 PM
  • "How to digitize your DVD collection" iMore 9:25 AM
  • "Ways To Put Your MacBook To Sleep" MacMost 10:04 AM
  • "Websites not loading in Safari? Try this..." iDownload Blog 7:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "The FileMaker 2017 State of the Custom App Report Reveals Citizen Developers Are Improving Business" PRNewswire 3:37 PM
  • "Free LibreOffice Portable 5.2.4 Complete Office Suite Released" MacPrices 12:56 PM
  • "Photo Recovery for Mac retrieves most anything written to digital media devices" Apple World Today 7:15 AM
  • "Introducing Geff - The virtual Guitar Effects Rack for OS X" prMac 7:07 AM
  • "New Autodesk Revit 2017.1 Update Gets Dynamo Player & More" Architosh 6:53 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Amazon v. Apple: Home game grudge match" Computerworld 8:48 AM
  • "RESCUECOM Unveils 2017 Computer Reliability Report" [Apple #1, Samsung #2 "Apple's high reliability may be due to the durability of its components, providing a lower computer repair rate, and the complimentary tech support that comes with most products."] PRNewswire 3:38 PM
  • "Apple latest to settle lawsuit with e-Watch over iPhone camera technology" AppleInsider 2:36 PM
  • "Apple Watch pop-up store in Galeries Lafayette closes, one remains in Tokyo" AppleInsider 9:15 AM
  • "Ex-Apple director Lattner striving to make cars an 'appliance' at Tesla" AppleInsider 3:44 PM
  • "Short-term Apple executive Yoky Matsuoka returns to Nest as CTO" AppleInsider 5:50 PM
  • "Nest rehires its old CTO back after her brief run at Apple" The Verge 7:35 PM
  • "Alexa, Cortana And Siri Are About To Diagnose Your Health" Forbes 9:16 AM
  • "Piper Jaffray: Most iPhone owners clueless about iPhone X" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:16 AM
  • "A look inside Apple's temporary replacement for its flagship Fifth Avenue retail store" 9to5Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Musician reinterprets the default iPhone ringtone with an orchestra" Cult of Mac 7:39 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Macintosh Office attempts to enter business world" Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Trump appoints Pai to head FCC and beat-down net neutrality" ZDNet 9:28 PM
  • "Original 'patent troll' law firm is shutting down: The Niro firm made tech companies shudder and made a few inventors wealthy." Ars Technica 6:08 PM
  • "DirecTV Now breaks 200,000 subscribers in problematic first month of service" AppleInsider 5:51 PM
  • "This Stuxnet mini-doc shows a cyberattack from the point of view of a virus" The Verge 11:20 AM
  • "Sprint Buys Stake in Tidal Music Service to Bolster Popularity" Fortune 9:33 AM
  • "Sprint Acquires 33 Percent of TIDAL and Creates Game-Changing Partnership: TIDAL and its artists to deliver exclusive content to help Sprint acquire new customers, reward current customers/Sprint will make TIDAL available to its 45 million post and prepaid customers" Sprint 7:31 AM
  • "Jay Z's music-streaming service Tidal sells 33% stake to Sprint" VentureBeat 7:58 AM
  • "Sprint takes 33% stake in Tidal, plans to offer it to its 45M users" TechCrunch 7:38 AM
  • "Yahoo Faces SEC Probe Over Data Breaches: Investigation focuses on whether two massive hacks should have been reported sooner to investors" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:06 AM
  • "Putting teeth into enforcing Internet of Things security, but for how long? The FTC has filed a complaint based on some of the security practices (and alleged lack thereof) by D-Link." Macworld 7:06 AM
  • "Samsung blames two battery issues for Note 7 fires" V3 7:14 AM
  • "Samsung blames batteries from two makers for Note7 explosions" IDG News Service 6:52 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Investigating Issue With AirPods Randomly Disconnecting During Calls"  MacRumors 7:57 AM
  • "Apple AirPods Latest Problems: Phone Calls Dropped, Lose Connection With New Bluetooth Headphones, Users Say" International Business Times 9:30 AM
  • "iPhone 8 concept images imagine rumored stainless steel sides – with curved glass edges" 9to5Mac 7:06 AM
  • "Wistron reportedly to be main OEM for new iPhone in India" DigiTimes 7:20 AM
  • "Foxconn won't be primary iPhone assembler in India, says report, as Wistron slated for role" 9to5Mac 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 10.2.1 With Bug Fixes, Performance Improvements" MacRumors 12:03 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 10.2.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch" 9to5Mac 12:03 PM
  • "Apple releases watchOS 3.1.3 software update for Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 12:45 PM
  • "Apple releases tvOS 10.1.1 software update for Apple TV" 9to5Mac 12:45 PM
  • "FCC filing reveals Apple still working on Apple TV-shaped NFC, Bluetooth LE device" AppleInsider 2:36 PM
  • "Apple Again Seeks FCC Approval for Mysterious 'Wireless Device' With Bluetooth and NFC" MacRumors 3:22 PM
  • "Ice fisher's iPhone 7 Plus survives 13-hour immersion after dunk in Russian river" AppleInsider 11:12 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "About the security content of tvOS 10.1.1: This document describes the security content of tvOS 10.1.1." Apple Support 8:11 PM
  • "About the security content of iOS 10.2.1: This document describes the security content of iOS 10.2.1." Apple Support 8:11 PM
  • "Reports of stuck keys on 12-inch MacBooks, some fixable, others needing replacement" 9to5Mac 9:46 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:08 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:08 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:08 AM

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Reviews
  • "Review: Aukey's PB-Y3 30,000mAh power bank offers Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Type-C" Neowin 5:42 PM
  • "VocoPro WirelessMix-2 review: Live sound goes wireless with this dynamic duo/An all-in-one, easy-to-use eight-channel live sound and karaoke mixer combined with two UHF wireless mics and an SD audio recorder." Macworld 8:58 AM
  • "Star Wars: Force Arena is a slick, action-packed mini-MOBA" Macworld 7:06 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Uploading Text Files with Transmit for iOS from 1Writer" Macdrifter 2:37 PM
  • "How to Restore Star Ratings In Your iPhone's Music App" Apple Must 10:02 AM
  • "How to Set Up and Use Find My Friends in iOS" Digital Trends 9:30 AM
Tips
  • "iOS 10: The best hidden features" [Slideshow] Telegraph 9:30 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Opinion: A Siri Speaker can learn a lot from Amazon's Echo, but its success really depends on improvements to Siri" 9to5Mac 9:29 PM
  • "If Apple is working on in-house wireless charging, an 'iDesk' would be cool" Apple World Today 5:10 PM
  • "New in-depth analysis suggests iPhone 8 will not support long-range wireless charging" BGR 2:37 PM
  • "How my iPhone keeps me organised on a daily basis" PalmAddict 11:52 AM
  • "Apple may plan a lower cost iPhone SE2 for India" Apple Must 11:01 AM
  • "Speculation is mounting that Apple could build a TV — because of Trump" Business Insider 9:16 AM
  • "Could Foxconn actually help Trump's dream of a US-built iPhone come true?" BGR 9:16 AM
  • "What would Steve (Jobs) do? He sure wouldn't eat humble pie as the Trump era dawns.: The pirate life worked pretty well for the Apple legend, but now Silicon Valley has sunk its own legend." Recode 8:58 AM
  • "Apple's Critics: Is It about Fake News or Alternative Facts?" The Tech Night Owl 8:48 AM
  • "Lazy Thinking: Modularity Always Works" ["Following this analogue line of reasoning, Apple's integrated iPhone was destined to fail, just as the monolithic Mac failed against modular PCs. The skeptics who said that modular phones sounded like another case of If It's All Pros And No Con, It's A Con were told to return to their walled gardens and consider Android's overwhelming success."] Monday Note 8:00 AM
  • "iOS: 10 Years, 10 Versions, 10 Articles" Low End Mac 7:15 AM
  • "Up to three-quarters of readers think Apple should switch to USB-C in the next iPad" 9to5Mac 7:07 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Switching To Android... From An iPhone Users View" Low End Mac 9:28 PM
  • "Here's an awesome new battery technology that will never make it into your phone" BGR 8:34 PM
  • "Google Voice Update Makes Google's Messaging Strategy More Confusing" Wired 3:23 PM
  • "Is it curtains for the photobooth?" The Guardian 9:33 AM
  • "I'm excited for Fitbit's mythical smartwatch: The company's recent acquisitions hint at a device I'd actually want to buy." Engadget 9:15 AM
  • "Nearing Peak Snapchat?" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:16 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Cracked app launches on Apple TV" PRNewswire 3:37 PM
  • "Google Voice gets a much-needed refresh" Six Colors 1:10 PM
  • "'BioShock' for iOS is Officially Dead" Touch Arcade 12:40 PM
  • "Snapchat's major redesign is now available for iOS users" Mashable 11:16 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of January 23: Shelly Brisbin, iCloud Drive, 'Arrival' and Podcasts" The MUG Center 11:14 AM
  • "Slopes Skiing and Snowboarding App Adds Search" MacStories 11:12 AM
  • "iDelete Cleaner for iOS Improves Performance by Deleting Junk Files" prMac 7:07 AM
  • "AirTurn Releases New STOMP 6 for Music Performance Management in OnSong" prMac 7:07 AM
  • "Brilliantly Original New Interactive Story App Troubled Waters Launches" prMac 7:07 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft invokes Fourth Amendment in battle over US data requests" Tech Central 8:38 AM
  • "DOJ: Microsoft isn't harmed when it can't tell users what data we want" Ars Technica 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Asserts Clients' Rights in FBI E-Mail Searches Fight" Bloomberg 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft set to ditch another 700 jobs across the board this week" The Inquirer 8:43 AM
  • "Neowin: Microsoft lays off another round of employees, including Bryan Roper" Neowin 7:35 PM
  • "Microsoft's Linux love-in continues with SUSE support in SQL Server" The Register 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft Adds SUSE Linux Support to SQL Server vNext" eWeek 7:36 PM
  • "Up In The Clouds With Microsoft Azure Analysis Services" Compare Cloud 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft could halt UK datacenter expansion plans if import taxes are too high" MSPoweruser 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft's Brexit warning: We could halt UK datacenter expansion if tariffs are too high" TechRepublic 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Offering Windows 10 Upgrades Through Subscriber Service" eWeek 5:27 PM
  • "IBM acquiring Agile 3 Solutions to give execs visiblity into security risks" TechCrunch 11:36 AM
  • "IBM Acquires Agile 3 Solutions to Improve Risk Management Capabilities" eWeek 7:36 PM
  • "IBM Touts Trump-Pleasing Hiring Plans While Firing Thousands" Bloomberg 8:25 AM
  • "IBM Security to buy risk-visualization firm Agile 3 Solutions" IDG News Service 3:23 PM
  • "IBM Corp. Broke Out To A New High After Q4 Profit Beat Expectations" RTTNews 8:25 AM
  • "IBM just posted 5 predictions about what life will be like in 2022" Science Alert 8:22 AM
  • "IBM stuffs visualization tech into its bulging, uh, security portfolio" The Register 3:22 PM
  • "HP Spectre is the blingy replacement for your tired MacBook Air" The Memo 8:20 AM
  • "Dell to separate Greater China office from Asia Pacific branch" DigiTimes 8:16 AM
  • "The best Dell XPS 13 & 15 deals in January 2017" TechRadar UK 8:16 AM
  • "Insight Named a Dell EMC Titanium Black Channel Partner" Insight 8:15 AM
  • "Dell Foundation-backed IEIF's investments cross Rs 13 crore" PTI 8:14 AM
  • "HPE Acquires Cloud Cruiser for Cloud Metering, Billing" eWeek 8:11 PM
  • "Chipmakers Get Serious About Autonomous Driving At CES 2017" Forbes 8:10 AM
  • "Intel Delays Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X release to August" The Guru of 3D 8:09 AM
  • "6 key points about Intel's hot new Linux distro: Intel's container-focused Linux distro for the cloud is packed with intriguing features. Here's what you need to know" InfoWorld 8:08 AM
  • "Hardware Exclusivity Not Going To Be A Thing According To AMD" SegmentNext 8:05 AM
  • "New AMD 8-Core Ryzen CPU Rumors About Price, Models and Release" SegmentNext 8:05 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen: New Speculation on prices and release" Guru3D 8:04 AM
  • "Oracle to increase Dubai headcount as Mena takes to the cloud" The National 8:01 AM
  • "Oracle cuts jobs in 'refocusing' of hardware systems business" Tech Central 8:00 AM
  • "Oracle to lay off 450 staff" V3 8:00 AM
  • "Oracle enhances capabilities in UAE to support cloud growth" Al Bawaba 7:59 AM
  • "Oracle LIED: Database giant IS axing hundreds of staff – at least 450 in its hardware div" The Register 3:19 PM
  • "Bank of Valletta signs for Oracle FSS's Flexcube core banking system" Banking Tecnology 7:57 AM
  • "Oracle Marketing Cloud Enhances Global Data Offering With New Partnership" B&T Magazine 7:56 AM
  • "Cisco: Still a long way to go for maximisation of cloud value" ITP Technology 7:52 AM
  • "Cisco-sponsored study finds cloud adoption is going mainstream, yet only few organizations are maximizing value" Al Bawba 7:51 AM
  • "Samsung will continue using the Galaxy Note brand going forward: There will be a Note 8, despite the Note 7 battery scandal" The Verge 12:07 PM
  • "Don't panic: Despite Galaxy Note 7 fires, batteries are incredibly safe" ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "Why Samsung is sticking with the Galaxy Note 8" CNET 7:14 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Crisis Signals Problems at Korea Inc." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:05 AM
  • "As PC sales shrink, the gaming PC market grows faster than expected: Report shows PC gaming hardware worth over $30 billion, well ahead of schedule." Ars Technica 5:26 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: The Ultimate Super-Cycle Death Blow" Seeking Alpha 11:55 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market closes lower as Trump uncertainty rattles investors: Qualcomm shares plunge after Apple lawsuit" MarketWatch 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks Slump as Trump Lays Out Protectionist Vision: The new president and his administration committed to protectionist policies on Monday, giving Wall Street a sliver of clarity over how the next four years could play out." TheStreet 4:08 PM
  • "Wall St Ends Lower as Trump Talks Trade" Reuters 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks, Dollar Fall on Trump Policy Jitters: Analysts point to a lack of policy detail in President Trump's inauguration speech" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:07 PM
  • "European stocks end lower for 3rd session, reacting to Trump's address: European stocks closed in the red Monday as equity investors got their first chance to react to President Donald Trump's inauguration speech, seen as taking a protectionist tone." MarketWatch 12:38 PM
  • "Nikkei falls as other Asian markets make gains: continued widespread investor caution about getting overly aggressive on the buying side as Donald Trump becomes U.S. president." MarketWatch 7:32 AM

 
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