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Thursday Highlights: Apple arguing before Beijing court for country to lift sales ban on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models; Jan Dawson analyzes Apple's product adoption cycles; CNET looks at how Swift Playgrounds and voice over can help the blind create software; Macworld on swapping "in a new Time Capsule on your network"; Apple, Goldwind (world's largest turbine maker) enter joint venture for clean engergy products; Apple and the National Hockey League (NHL) close to deal for iPads on team benches; Quartz chasing the elusive India Apple Store; Bloomberg reporting Samsung Galaxy 8 will feature an all-screen design; Apple applies for folding iPhone patent, also looking at patenting "autonomous vehicle collision avoidance system".

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  • "Apple argues for ban on iPhone 6 to be lifted: Tech giant Apple argued in a Beijing court on Wednesday that its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus mobile designs do not copy a Chinese product and should be allowed to be sold on the Chinese mainland."  China Daily 7:37 AM
  • "Apple asks Beijing court to lift iPhone 6 sales ban, reverse patent infringement ruling" AppleInsider 7:37 AM
  • "Thinking Through Apple Product Adoption Cycles"  Tech.pinions 7:51 AM
  • "Apple's Robo-Car Letter Reveals 30-Year Detroit Veteran On Its Stealth Auto Team" Forbes 9:47 AM
  • "Apple's guiding voice(over) helps the blind create software: Kids and adults with visual impairments can use Apple's Swift Playgrounds to learn programming on their iPads."  CNET 7:45 AM
  • "Bloomberg Law Brief: Apple-Samsung Case Decided (Audio)" Bloomberg 8:53 AM
  • "Why Do I Have to Keep Renaming My Final Cut Pro X Master Before Exporting?" 7:48 AM
  • "There's More than One Way to Scan on a Mac" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:49 PM
  • "How to swap in a new Time Capsule on your network" Macworld 7:59 AM
  • "Show invisible files in Finder via a built-in keyboard shortcut" Mac Kung Fu 12:45 PM
  • "How to View Song Lyrics in iTunes" OS X Daily 1:13 PM
  • "Adjust Key Repeat Settings" MacMost 10:46 AM
  • "Get Your Files Encrypted While It's Legal" Mac360 7:39 AM
Press Releases
  • "Never Settle for Low Performing Wireless Signals with Wifi Status App" prMac 9:22 AM
  • "Update to 645 Pro Mk III (5.0) -Support for RAW plus Other Improvements" eXtensions 9:54 AM
  • "Affinity Photo Updated (1.5.0) -Offers Support for Touch Bar Plus Several Other Improvements" eXtensions 8:10 AM
  • "Replay the Final Cut Pro X 10.3 Narrative Workflow Presentation From the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group" 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Wind turbine giant Goldwind in power joint venture with Apple: Wholly-owned subsidiary Beijing Tianrun New Energy Investment agrees to transfer its 30pc stakes in four project companies to US tech firm" South China Morning Post 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Enters Agreement With World's Largest Wind Turbine Maker for Clean Energy Projects" MacRumors 7:53 AM
  • "Apple shows enormity of rapidly progressing Campus 2 w/ interior shots ahead of move-in" 9to5Mac 1:13 PM
  • "The inside of Apple's new $5 billion campus is stunning" Business Insider 1:13 PM
  • "Report: Apple Eyes Early Access to New Movies" PC Magazine 7:57 AM
  • "Sources: NHL close to finalizing 'major partnership' with Apple" TSN 7:36 AM
  • "Following MLB deal, Apple said to be close to NHL partnership for iPads on team benches" 9to5Mac 7:36 AM
  • "Report: Apple close to striking major partnership with NHL" iDownload Blog 7:59 AM
  • "So when is that elusive Apple store coming to India?" Quartz 8:01 AM
  • "You May Soon Be Able To Rent And Watch On iTunes New Movies That Are Running In Cinemas" Redmond Pie 7:50 AM
  • "Super Mario Run first month revenue projected at over $70M" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
  • "Even Apple's 'Get a Mac' ads were kinda influenced by a smart car" Apple Must 1:26 PM
  • "Oral History of 'Get a Mac' with Justin Long, John Hodgman, and Creative Team" The Mac Observer 7:51 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver MIT's 2017 Commencement address: Head of world's largest publicly traded corporation will address the Class of 2017 on June 9." MIT 12:40 PM
  • "iPhone photographer unboxes surprise gift from Apple" Cult of Mac 12:39 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple's first retailer, the Byte Shop opens" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The voice coming through your kid's smart doll might be from a creep" Mashable 1:25 PM
  • "Developers: Will AI run you out of your job?" ZDNet 12:33 PM
  • "The reMarkable Paper Tablet Makes Writing on an iPad Look Dated" AppAdvice 7:48 AM
  • "Samsung makes glossy 'black pearl' Galaxy S7 Edge official" The Verge 8:09 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S8 will be 'all screen' on the front, report says" Mashable 7:41 AM
  • "Samsung to Pre-Empt Apple's 'iPhone 8' With Bezel-Free Display and Virtual Home Button on Galaxy S8" MacRumors 7:38 AM
  • "Samsung Plans All-Screen Design in New Galaxy S8 Phones" ["The bezel-less displays will provide more viewing real estate while a virtual home button will be buried in the glass in the the lower section, the people said, asking not to be identified because the details haven't been released. The new phones will only come with wraparound displays using organic light-emitting diode technology, the people said."]  Bloomberg 7:38 AM
  • "Bluetooth 5 now available to device manufacturers, offering 2x speed and 4x range improvements" 9to5Mac 7:37 AM
  • "Smarthome Automation for the Holidays -TMO Daily Observations 2016-12-08" The Mac Observer 12:59 PM
  • "115: I Got The High Score Every Single Time" The Rebound 10:51 AM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 097 | Red iPhone rumors, Tim Cook goes off the charts, new MacBook Pro deep dive" 9to5Mac 9:44 AM
  • "Shigeru Miyamoto Explains Why Nintendo Finally Brought Mario To The iPhone: In an interview with BuzzFeed News, the creator of Mario speaks about his iconic videogame's iPhone and iPad debut." BuzzFeed 7:51 AM
  • "'Super Mario Run' and the shape of Nintendo to come — an interview with Reggie Fils-Aimé" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Battery Life Under Scrutiny" Investopedia 8:53 AM
  • "Taiwan's TSMC to build $16bn advanced chip facility" Nikkei 7:36 AM
  • "TSMC looks beyond iPhone 8's 10nm chips as it plans new plant to make 5nm and 3nm ones" 9to5Mac 7:36 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple patent filing further details folding iPhone with wraparound display" AppleInsider 7:37 AM
  • "Apple files patent for autonomous vehicle collision avoidance system" AppleInsider 7:37 AM
  • "Apple Indoor Mapping Invention Automatically Determines the Mall Floor a user is on and Updates the Floor Plan" Patently Apple 7:59 AM
  • "Patent report: vehicle collision avoidance system, Swift Playgrounds, and an iPhone with a wraparound display" Apple World Today 8:49 AM
  • "13-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro gets just over 8 hours battery life in Apple's own iTunes movie playback test, test yours [Video] 9to5Mac 12:45 PM
  • "Silent clicking not working on Force Trackpad" Mac Kung Fu 7:52 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:15 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:15 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:15 AM

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  • "Review: Three weeks working from the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar" 9to5Mac 1:49 PM
  • "HiRise Duet is a great peripheral for owners of both an iPhone and an Apple Watch" Apple World Today 7:58 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How to convert any barcode into a pass for your Wallet with Pass2U Wallet" iDownload Blog 7:59 AM
  • "I just played Nintendo's first 'Super Mario' game for the iPhone — it's really good!" Business Insider 1:25 PM
  • "Super Mario Run hands-on: like Mario, just simpler" The Verge 9:45 AM
  • "What It's Like to Play Super Mario RunTime 7:57 AM
  • "'Bully: Anniversary Edition' Review - Another Rockstar Classic Heads to Mobile" Touch Arcade 7:59 AM
  • "Select Which Browser Gmail Opens Links In On Your iPhone" AddictiveTips 1:26 PM
  • "How to Use Google Calendar to Change Your Bad Habits" Gizmodo 8:11 AM
  • "How to recover deleted notes from your iPhone or iPad" iDownload Blog 7:59 AM
  • "How to Use the iPhone's 'Find My Friends' App" Time 7:57 AM
  • "How to keep your Mac's camera from spying on you, no tape required" Macworld 7:38 AM
  • "How to View Stories in Snapchat App for iPhone" iPhone Hacks 6:30 AM
  • "It sounds like Apple and Samsung will release very similar smartphones next year" Business Insider 10:51 AM
  • "Dear Mr. Trump, About Those U.S. IPhones Gadfly" BloombergGadfly 9:46 AM
  • "Apple and the State of Its AI Research" MacStories 9:45 AM
  • "Timing is everything: Knowing when to talk about Apple Watch sales" Macworld 9:45 AM
  • "How Apple will make you really, really want an Apple TV" Computerworld 8:30 AM
  • "TIME's Person Of The Year: Steve Jobs?" Mac 360 8:30 AM
  • "When Will The iPhone Do Everything?" PixoBebo 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Watch And Fake News" Mac360 8:10 AM
  • "A New Look At Apple Music" Mac360 8:00 AM
  • "A wish list for the iPad Pro in 2017: Apple's got some work to do, but 2017 could be huge for the iPad." Macworld 7:59 AM
  • "Apple's Throwaway Watch" McSolo 7:53 AM
  • "A First for Apple in China" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:51 AM
  • "Apple's machine learning research goes public" Six Colors 7:51 AM
  • "Americans are paying Apple millions to shelter overseas profits" The Loop 7:44 AM
  • "Is artificial intelligence the future of customer service?" The Next Web 9:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The 10 Best Running Apps for Android and iOS" Digital Trends 2:06 PM
  • "Sony's affordable aftermarket CarPlay display is now available to purchase" 9to5Mac 1:51 PM
  • "Rocky says 'Yo, Adrian' to the mobile gaming market" VentureBeat 1:33 PM
  • "Adobe Lightroom for iOS gains improved editing interface, new info screen, pro mode, more" 9to5Mac 12:45 PM
  • "Microsoft brings diagramming software Visio to iOS and the web, but for viewing only" VentureBeat 12:45 PM
  • "Watch this free app eject water from your iPhone 7's speaker" BGR 12:33 PM
  • "Starting Today 7,800 Starbucks Locations in the U.S. Will Be Turned Into PokeStops or Gyms" iClarified 9:52 AM
  • "Apple Maps now lets you view ChargePoint EV stations, initiate charging & complete payment" 9to5Mac 9:52 AM
  • "Apple's Single Sign-On Feature Adds 21 Pay TV Apps, 10 Providers" AppAdvice 9:45 AM
  • "Rockstar brings PS2 classic Bully to iPhone and Android" The Verge 9:22 AM
  • "Cortana arrives in the UK on Android and iOS with an overhauled design" The Verge 8:19 AM
  • "FYI Mobileware, Inc. Announces Major Update, Re-launch of Highly Regarded iXpenselt App" PRNewswire 8:16 AM
  • "'Thomas & Friends(TM): Read & Play' Learning App/e-book Launches Globally" PRNewswire 8:16 AM
  • "North America Wearable Electronics Market (2016-2022) - Key Vendors are Apple, Samsung & Lenovo - Research and Markets" Business Wire 8:16 AM
  • "Picky iPhone App Selects Your Best Photos and Edits Them" Digital Trends 8:09 AM
  • "MOUS iPhone case has micro air pockets so it can survive a 45 ft drop" Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "Playable Demos of 'Super Mario Run' in Apple Stores From Today" MacRumors 7:57 AM
  • "Ding Dong Christmas Delivery released for iOS" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "Direct Remote iPhone App Updated With Voice Control" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "Manage Emails from Lock Screen. Fast. Easy." Mail2Widget 7:16 AM
  • "[Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition] First In-game Screenshots" Headup Games 7:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft officially closes its $26.2B acquisition of LinkedIn" TechCrunch 12:30 PM
  • "Microsoft now officially owns LinkedIn" BetaNews 12:17 PM
  • "Microsoft, LinkedIn merger formally closes" Seeking Alpha 12:17 PM
  • "Microsoft's reveals its next steps to bring mixed reality to the masses" ZDNet 5:43 AM
  • "EU Approval Clears Way for Microsoft to Close LinkedIn Purchase" eWeek 5:46 AM
  • "Microsoft gives Qualcomm's Snapdragon WARTs: It is called Windows 10 now but it will fail for the same reasons" SemiAccurate 5:41 AM
  • "Microsoft is about to turn a phone into a real PC: Desktop apps on ARM chips is Redmond's new mobile trick" The Verge 12:17 PM
  • "Microsoft/Qualcomm partnership will bring desktop apps to Windows 10 phones" TrustedReviews 6:03 AM
  • "Microsoft, Qualcomm partner on tablets" Seeking Alpha 5:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 for Qualcomm Chips, 'Project Evo' PCs For Mixed Reality And Gaming" CDR Info 5:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 for Qualcomm Chips, a Blow to Intel" Bloomberg 6:04 AM
  • "Microsoft to PC makers: Let's make some Windows 10 ARM-based PCs" ZDNet 5:43 AM
  • "Windows 10 preview lets Cortana play music, turn off your PC: The voice assistant can also figure out what song is playing." Engadget 9:02 AM
  • "Some people are reportedly experiencing problems downloading Windows 10 build 14986" Neowin 5:42 AM
  • "Microsoft outlines some of its plans for competing with Amazon's Echo and Google's Home" Neowin 5:42 AM
  • "Microsoft is bringing HoloLens to China in 2017" Neowin 5:42 AM
  • "Intel, Microsoft renew 'Wintel' partnership with Project Evo and VR specs for PCs: As Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering (WinHEC) conference kicks off, the future of the PC is revealed." PCWorld 5:54 AM
  • "Intel hedges its bets as Microsoft targets Amazon Echo" SiliconRepublic 5:59 AM
  • "AMD News & Update: Tech Taking Deal To License Radeon Graphics; Intel For High Performance, Complications Detected?" GameNGuide 6:29 AM
  • "Qualcomm's new CPU will give AMD and Intel nightmares" TechRadar UK 5:58 AM
  • "AMD's new Crimson ReLive Edition offers more tools for game sharing" TechCrunch 12:30 PM
  • "VR Headsets from ASUS, Dell, HP, and More Coming in 2017, Will Run on Intel Integrated Graphics" Road to VR 5:56 AM
  • "HP Inc rules out smartphone plans as it puts its faith in printers: EMEA chief Nick Lazaridis talks to V3 one year on from split from HPE" V3 5:56 AM
  • "HPE demonstrates memory-driven computing architecture" Dataquest India 5:56 AM
  • "NI and IBM bring IoT analytics to heavy industry: NI has joined up with IBM and SparkCognition to bring the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data analysis to the maintenance of aging assets in heavy machinery, power generation and process manufacturing." Electronics Weekly 6:27 AM
  • "Why IBM sees blockchain as a breakthrough for traceability" GreenBiz 6:02 AM
  • "IBM beta tests AI cyber security services from Watson for 40 global clients" Tech 2 6:03 AM
  • "Mizuho and IBM Japan test digital currency to reduce cost of money transfers" Econo Times 6:02 AM
  • "Siemens Plans Giant Digital Leap: At a recent innovation summit, engineering giant Siemens revealed details of its assault on the digital market. Top of its agenda is pushing MindSphere, its cloud-based operating system for the Internet of things." Handelsblatt Global 5:55 AM
  • "Hackathons emerge as an outlet for Silicon Valley to channel its frustration in the wake of the election" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
  • "Bluetooth 5 launches with eight times the capacity and double the speed" The Inquirer 12:30 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Moody's report suggests more than Trump's tax holiday for companies including Apple needed for long-term improvement" 9to5Mac 9:22 AM
  • "Will the Bullish Apple Pattern Repeat? Watch This Technical Level -- Plus Jim Cramer's Take" TheStreet 8:11 AM
Industry News
  • "Beware: S&P 500 Could Dip to 1,600 in 2017/ The S&P 500 could reach 2,300 by the end of 2017, Bank of America says, but the forecast has a stark bull and bear case." TheStreet 12:31 PM
  • "ECB Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged, Cuts Asset Buys" FOXBusiness 12:32 PM
  • "Market Snapshot: Dow, S&P 500 Hit Intraday All-time Highs As Stocks Extend Records" Nasdaq 12:32 PM
  • "Stocks rise as Nasdaq joins Dow, S&P and notch new record highs" USA Today 12:32 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb, Euro Slides as ECB Extends Stimulus Program: Moves come a day after three big U.S. indexes post biggest gains since election" [Paid Membership Required] 12:33 PM
  • "Asian stocks catch a ride on Wall Street's record wave" MarketWatch 6:10 AM
  • "European stocks edge higher as ECB decision looms" MarketWatch 6:11 AM

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