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  • "Apple's TV Plans Are Still Alive, But Not How You Think: Apple is a software and UI company first and a hardware company second."  PC Magazine 7:41 AM
  • "Apple's Next iPhone Will Have a Curved Screen: Rival Samsung will be the initial supplier of OLED screens for Apple's 10th anniversary iPhones" ["They said Apple would introduce other updates including a USB-C port for the power cord and other peripheral devices instead of the company's original Lightning connector. The models would also do away with a physical home button, they said. Those updates would give the iPhone features already available on other smartphones."] [Paid Membership Required] 6:58 AM
  • "Apple's iPhones Were Weighed Down By Repeated Performance Issues and High Failure Rates in the Last Year: Q4 2016 State of Mobile Device Performance & Health Report Reveals iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S Are Consistently Two of the Worst Performing iPhones" PRNewswire 7:51 AM
  • "The Verge at work: how to make the most of the Mac menubar/This is why I can't make the iPad my main computer" The Verge 10:22 AM
  • "How to find frequently visited sites in Safari as icons" Macworld 7:17 AM
  • "How to view, add, edit user names, passwords in macOS Sierra's Safari" Apple World Today 7:11 AM
  • "Screenshots with SnapSCP" Dr. Drang 7:09 AM
  • "How to Password-Protect Your Mac Pages, Numbers, and Keynote Documents" The Mac Observer 8:57 AM
  • "A Mac Reminders App That Beats Reminders" Mac360 7:45 AM
Press Releases
  • "EduTech: Developers behind AirParrot introduce new classroom management app 'ClassHub'" 9to5Mac 7:52 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "UBS: Apple already has 1,000 engineers working on AR in Israel and a new product may appear on this year's iPhone"  Business Insider 7:51 AM
  • "Apple's AR ambitions may be bigger than we thought" Cult of Mac 10:22 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung take hits to their reputations: The Galaxy Note 7 debacle appears to have whacked Samsung's reputation, according to a new study. Apple's slippage has been more subtle." CNET 10:23 AM
  • "Apple's Siri has a huge language advantage" Computerworld 8:57 AM
  • "81-year-old woman makes iPhone app after only starting to use computers at 60" Mashable 7:18 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Mac mini arrives with Intel inside" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Netflix's CEO plans on putting buffering to bed" Engadget 7:48 AM
  • "We Watch One Billion Hours of YouTube Every Day" PC Magazine 7:41 AM
  • "Samsung heir to be indicted on corruption charges" CNNMoney 7:10 AM
  • "The Supreme Court Could Soon Decide if You Have a Right to Facebook" Wired 7:10 AM
  • "FCC chairman says net neutrality was a mistake" The Verge 9:21 AM
  • "FCC Chairman pledges to roll back net neutrality regulations during European address" TechCrunch 7:07 AM
  • "Google robot leaps and spins with leg-wheels" BBC 6:56 AM
  • "MWC 2017: Google Home challenges Amazon Echo" BBC 6:56 AM
  • "Apple's next iPhone to ditch Lightning for USB-C, report says" CNET 6:59 AM
  • "Questionable rumor claims Apple will ditch Lightning for USB-C on OLED 'iPhone 8'" AppleInsider 7:09 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Will Have Curved OLED Screen and USB-C Connector" MacRumors 7:08 AM
  • "Report: Next-gen iPhone could dump the Lightning port in favor of USB-C" Ars Technica 10:23 AM
  • "Supply constraints will limit OLED to just 'iPhone 8,' benefitting Apple in long run - report" AppleInsider 9:43 AM
  • "Rumor: 10.5-inch iPad Pro to feature 2,224 x 1,668 pixels resolution at 264 PPI" O'Grady's PowerPage 7:48 AM
  • "What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Apple TV Jailbreak" iClarified 7:09 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for Touch ID beneath the iPhone Display" Patently Apple 7:17 AM
  • "Apple granted patent for fingerprint recognition using entire iPhone display" AppleInsider 10:41 AM
  • "Apple Wins a Patent for a Water Resistant System for iDevices that introduces Moisture Routing Patterning" Patently Apple 7:17 AM
  • "iShoes, anyone? Apple granted patent for shoe wear-out sensor" Apple World Today 8:04 AM
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  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:53 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:53 AM

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  • "Review: Soundcast VG1 Bluetooth Speaker" iLounge 9:20 AM
  • "Sense GuardPeanut and ThermoPeanut review: Smart nuts to protect and detect" Macworld 9:42 AM
  • "Amazon Tap review" CNET 9:20 AM
  • "Askborg ChargeCube 20,800mAh and 10,400mAh external batteries [Review] BetaNews 10:23 AM
  • "Lotus WorkStation can improve your health, but may not work well with all Mac set-ups" Apple World Today 7:11 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Paint with pinballs in the enchanting Inks for iOS: Lumino City makers return with a game that lets you make art while having fun." Macworld 7:08 AM
  • "Best way to shoot photographs at night with the iPhone" iMore 9:42 AM
  • "How to customize AirPods by changing double-tap functionality and more" 9to5Mac 7:08 AM
  • "15 More iMessage Tips and Tricks You Need to Know" AppAdvice 7:09 AM
  • "This touchscreen vibrates, blasts music—and companies like Apple should pay attention" Mashable 10:23 AM
  • "10 Years of Apple Services in 2 Images" Apple Must 10:17 AM
  • "Comment: Auto-authentication of fingerprints has pros & cons, but personally I'd go for it [Poll] 9to5Mac 9:43 AM
  • "What's Wrong With A 2-in-1 Mac?" PixoBebo 8:57 AM
  • "The Post-PC Era Isn't What You Think It Is" Mac360 8:57 AM
  • "This WSJ iPhone 8 Rumor Is Absolutely Insane"  Gizmodo 8:07 AM
  • "If Apple wants the iPad to beat the PC, it needs to make much bigger strides in iOS software"  Recode 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Doesn't Make The Tablet You Want" Mac360 8:05 AM
  • "About That Widescreen Smartphone" McSolo 8:04 AM
  • "Opinion: The time is right for a switch to USB-C in the iPhone 8 & this year's iPads [Poll] 9to5Mac 9:42 AM
  • "Apple is turning the iPhone into a Samsung Galaxy phone" Business Insider 9:21 AM
  • "You'll want to own Apple through the iPhone 8 release, Baird analyst says" CNBC 7:17 AM
  • "Skewed-o-morphism: The Apple Pencil meets its match" Macworld 7:08 AM
  • "Cassandra: Tuesday Review -Apple Updates and Meanings; Nokia, Withings and HealthKit; Samsung Reflections" eXtensions 6:50 AM
  • "I wish this was fake news for Apple" ["For professionals, I'm torn between recommending my traditional preference for Apple desktops and what Microsoft is doing in terms of flipping the PC market on its figurative head with the Surface Studio that merits serious consideration as a legitimate iMac killer."]  hittingthesweetspot 6:38 AM
  • "What the new presidential administration means for the online payments industry" Mashable 7:41 AM
  • "An Amazing (Illegal) Plan to Defeat Terrorist Drone Attacks" Wired 7:10 AM
  • "Comic: Top of the Heap Forever" iMore 8:59 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "FINSiX DART World's Smallest and Lightest Laptop Charger Now Supports USB-C" MacPrices 10:28 AM
  • ""I am innocent" for iOS - an original detective game with puzzle elements. Use realistic in-game phone calls, a messenger, computer hacking, photographs, and documents to investigate a series of murders." D. Glaznev 10:28 AM
  • "Apple updates system status site for reporting iCloud service issues, now emphasizes last known outage" 9to5Mac 9:43 AM
  • "Strava updates its Apple Watch app with GPS support" The Verge 9:21 AM
  • "Trend Micro 2016 Security Roundup Reveals 752 Percent Increase in Ransomware" Business Wire 7:51 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Takes on PlayStation Now with Xbox Game Pass" Thurrott 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Xbox Game Pass subscription grants access to more than 100 games" The Verge 8:45 AM
  • "The Xbox Game Pass is a $9.99 Spotify-like game subscription" TechCrunch 8:45 AM
  • "Windows 2-in-1s Invade Mobile World Congress 2017" eWeek 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft might owe you $100 after leaky receipt cock-up" The Inquirer 8:25 AM
  • "Bad bug found in Microsoft browsing code" BBC 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft is Inexplicably Slowing Down App Updates on the Fast Ring" Thurrott 8:02 AM
  • "Dell Boomi bringing startup mentality to hybrid cloud market: CEO Chris McNabb wants to get word out that integration platform as a service (iPaaS) can really scale to enterprise heights" Network World 8:28 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Needs Top-Line Stability, If Not Growth, Before It Becomes A Buy" Benzinga 8:29 AM
  • "What To Expect From AMD's 2nd Annual 'Capsaicin & Cream' Live Event" Benzinga 8:30 AM
  • "Cisco is expanding Jasper, lands IoT deals in auto, connected health sector" The Tech Portal 8:31 AM
  • "New $10 Raspberry Pi Zero comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth: Still tinier and cheaper than the flagship, the Raspberry Pi Zero goes wireless." Ars Technica 7:40 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi Zero W is a $10 computer with WiFi and Bluetooth: The small maker board just got even better." Engadget 7:47 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi Zero W adds WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 support: Foundation launches new model to celebrate its fifth anniversary" The Inquirer 7:54 AM
  • "Optus and Cisco complete NB-IoT trials" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Cisco's Jasper unit lands IoT deals in auto, connected health, trials NB-IoT" ZDNet 7:56 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Buy the rumor, sell the news?" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:43 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock Futures Flat as 4Q GDP Holds, Trump Prepares to Lay Out Policy Plans: Stock futures trade flat on Tuesday following an unchanged estimate on fourth-quarter GDP." TheStreet 8:19 AM
  • "Wall St to Open Flat as Investors Await Trump's Speech" FOXBusiness 8:20 AM
  • "U.S. GDP Growth Unrevised At 1.9% In Fourth Quarter" Nasdaq 8:20 AM
  • "Wall Street's expectations 'are very high' for Trump speech" USA Today 8:21 AM
  • "Defense Stocks Rally on Trump Military-Spending Plan: The president is expected to call for a $20 billion increase in current military spending" [Paid Membership Required] 8:21 AM
  • "Asian markets tick up ahead of Trump's address to Congress" MarketWatch 8:21 AM
  • "Defense stocks rise but European market hesitates before Trump speech" MarketWatch 8:22 AM

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