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Friday Highlights: Quartz and CNNMoney investigate why Apple is investing heavily in wind turbines in China; yet another Apple Store robbery prompts headline "Apple has a serious security issue..." on hand; Kirk McElhearn proves Safari is "too demanding of memory resources" in his latest Macworld column; Apple ordered by Denmark court to replace iPhone of man with new, not refurbished model; Apple analyst Gene Munster to leave Piper Jaffray; to combat piracy, forthcoming Super Mario Run will require always-on internet connection to play; Digital Spy says new MacBook Pro Touch Bar, "the best laptop ever made just changed the scene forever"; Jonny Evans pulls 15 things we didn't know from the Get a Mac campaign.

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  • "Apple's Mysterious AirPods Delay Marks Rare Misstep: Months after trumpeting its breakthrough, Apple hasn't made AirPods available in time for the critical holiday season"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:34 AM
  • "Apple just invested in China's largest wind-turbine maker to power its supply chain: What does an iPhone have in common with a wind turbine in rural China? Apple is behind them both."  Quartz 7:14 AM
  • "Why Apple is investing in wind turbines in China" CNNMoney 6:55 AM
  • "Apple shows seriousness about clean energy, invests in China's largest wind-turbine maker" Mashable 7:04 AM
  • "Apple has a serious security issue as another one of its stores gets robbed"  The Next Web 7:05 AM
  • "Apple: earning the wrath of Steve" ["As much as I like the new MacBook Pro, I can't help imagining Apple as a person making this presentation to Steve. When it's finished, Apple sits back with a smug smile, expecting praise. Instead, it gets broadsided. 'That's it?' Steve says. 'You could have done this one year after the last Mac event. What have you been doing for the last four years?' Like those who tried before, Apple can't wiggle out of this one."]  Ken Segall's Observatory 10:15 AM
OS X
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  • "Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.2 to Developers & Public Beta Testers" MacTrast 7:41 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "It's time for Safari to go on a memory diet: Safari is a very capable web browser, but it's too demanding of memory resources." Macworld 6:40 AM
  • "How to open apps from unidentified developers on macOS Sierra" iMore 9:42 AM
  • "Living Earth On Mac, iPhone, And iPad" Mac360 7:26 AM
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Press Releases
  • "Cisdem Releases PDFCompressor 3 to Smartly Reduce PDF Size on Mac" Cisdem 7:43 AM
  • "New Motion and Visualization Features Headline 2017 Release of solidThinking Inspire and Evolve" Architosh 6:23 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "In Denmark, Apple loses court case over refurbished phone" Associated Press 9:40 AM
  • "Danish Court Rules Apple Must Replace Man's iPhone With New Rather Than Refurbished Model" MacRumors 9:40 AM
  • "Apple Analyst Gene Munster Leaving Piper to Start VC Firm" Bloomberg 6:41 AM
  • "Gene Munster Leaving Piper Jaffray To Launch VC Firm" Benzinga 6:41 AM
  • "New photos offer an inside peek at Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2" Digital Spy 7:13 AM
  • "Has Samsung, er, rounded the corner with Apple court win? Little ray of sunshine as Sammy recovers from Galaxy blows" The Register 7:16 AM
  • "Shigeru Miyamoto, Live at the SoHo Apple Store Event in NYC, on Nintendo History and 'Super Mario Run'" Touch Arcade 6:55 AM
  • "Super Mario Run's always-on Internet requirement could ruin the fun for many gamers: Ian Paul" Macworld 10:38 AM
  • "Super Mario Run requires a persistent internet connection to play, no offline mode due to piracy concerns" 9to5Mac 6:41 AM
  • "UGH! Super Mario Run Will Require an Internet Connection to Play - No Internet, No Play" MacTrast 10:18 AM
  • "Watch an Apple store being robbed in 12 seconds" CNET 7:04 AM
  • "15 things you never knew about Apple's 'Get a Mac' campaign" Computerworld 9:33 AM
  • "Twitter accidentally pushes confusing @username change to all iOS users, now withdrawn" 9to5Mac 6:41 AM
  • "Watch: Unboxing Apple's 'Shot On iPhone' 2016 Book [Video] Redmond Pie 9:50 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple opens its Grand Central, New York store" Cult of Mac 9:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Is About to Brick Every Galaxy Note 7 in America" Gizmodo 10:18 AM
  • "Hello Moto: Timely Android 7 Nougat update propels Z Force Droid over the Google Pixel XL" ZDNet 9:43 AM
  • "The 'Apple of China' might be launching an electric vehicle on Monday" Business Insider 6:40 AM
  • "Hulu aims to avoid mix of chocolate, peanut butter with new profiles" Six Colors 6:40 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Why Apple's done chasing hit products, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 9:42 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast goes hands-on with 13" MacBook Pro & Powerbeats3, talks 'iPhone 7s' rumors" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone power plug knock-offs are a fire hazard: Virtually none of the third-party chargers that were tested met safety standards" Network World 7:16 AM
  • "Apple Leaks Reveal New iPhone Price Changes" Forbes 7:04 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 8 Curved OLED Patent Shows New Features" Know Your Mobile 7:13 AM
  • "Expel water from your iPhone speaker grille using only sound" Cult of Mac 7:04 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:14 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:14 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:14 AM

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  • "Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar Review: the best laptop ever made just changed the scene forever" Digital Spy 7:12 AM
  • "Google Home vs Amazon Echo vs Apple Home: Microsoft Home Hub could compete with Amazon Echo" IT PRO 7:13 AM
  • "Review: Furbo is an iPhone & Apple Watch-controlled, treat dispensing security camera for your dogs" 9to5Mac 10:00 AM
  • "SMK-Link USB-C Multi Port Hub review: This hub has every port you need for your new MacBook Pro" CNET 7:09 AM
  • "iHome iSP8 SmartPlug review: The iHome SmartPlug gives renters a taste of the smart-home dream" CNET 7:09 AM
  • "The Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb with Dimmable Light works well, but lacks Apple Home compatibility" Apple World Today 7:45 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Clean Text 1.0 review: Now even mobile devices can scrub untidy copy/iOS utility helps reduce the amount of time spent editing text to fix common problems such as extraneous line breaks or spaces, remove empty lines, join paragraphs, and more." Macworld 9:42 AM
  • "Hands-On With the 'Super Mario Run' Demo" Touch Arcade 6:55 AM
  • "Brain teasing iPhone puzzler is Tetris with rings" Cult of Mac 9:42 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to block a number on iPhone" IT PRO 7:13 AM
  • "How to connect the Apple Cinema Display to the new MacBook Pro: Older Apple displays can't pass the necessary signal through a Thunderbolt 2–to–Thunderbolt 3 adapter, but Mini DisplayPort adapters are on the way." Macworld 7:11 AM
  • "Want better iPhone photos? Shoot raw: Raw photos give you more control when editing images. If you have a newer iPhone and iOS 10, here's how to get started." CNET 7:05 AM
  • "How to find out which third-party apps on your iPhone support Siri" iDownload Blog 6:55 AM
  • "How to Find All of the Selfies on Your iPhone" Time 6:41 AM
Tips
  • "iOS 10: Tips and hidden secrets/Most of these tips should work on all iPhones or iPads that support iOS 10, but note that some are only available on newer devices." ZDNet 9:42 AM
  • "32 tips and tricks for Google Photos: Got Google Photos? This guide will help you get around the service like a pro." Computerworld 7:03 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Evan Rachel Wood reveals that Siri is a bit of a Westworld fan" 9to5Mac 9:42 AM
  • "Messaging Madness... Which Services Do You Use?" Low End Mac 9:41 AM
  • "The Future Of Apple TV" Mac360 9:34 AM
  • "iPhone 7's Big Failure" NoodleMac 9:34 AM
  • "Apple And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Badly Hidden Secret" Mac360 9:34 AM
  • "Watch Out. Samsung Could Soon Become The Apple Inc. Of Your Nightmares" Forbes 7:05 AM
  • "The Apple Watch doesn't have to trade fashion for fitness: True, the ultra-luxe gold Edition is a thing of the past, but the fitness-forward Series 2 still packs plenty of style." Macworld 6:41 AM
  • "Unpacked for Friday, December 9th, 2016" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 6:40 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Amazon won't shake up your neighboring store any time soon: This year has been full of rumors that Amazon wants to open lots of new stores. The reality is likely different." CNET 7:33 AM
  • "'Reality' of Magic Leap could be further away than we thought" Engadget 7:14 AM
  • "What Pokemon Taught Me About the Cloud" The Next Web 7:13 AM
  • "Lenovo Yoga Book review: A keyless keyboard that will get you talking, not typing" Ars Technica 6:55 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "A small startup just launched the first AR headset for iPhone" Business Insider 10:54 AM
  • "Dejal introduces Date Stamp - Customizable Stickers for iMessage" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "DietSensor App Targeting Diabetes and Obesity Launches in the Apple App Store" MacPrices 9:46 AM
  • "Runkeeper update allows Apple Watch Series 2 & Nike+ users to track iPhone-free runs via GPS" AppleInsider 9:40 AM
  • "Premium Wireless Audio Gift Guide: a sound choice for the music lovers in your life" 9to5Mac 7:55 AM
  • "Apple's CarPlay is now available in more than 200 different models" The Verge 6:55 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Here's what Microsoft wants to do with LinkedIn" TechRadar UK 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's vision for LinkedIn about tying business data into services" Tech Central 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft's $26.2 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition Now Officially Closed" Tech Times 8:09 AM
  • "How LinkedIn will invade Windows and Office" IT PRO 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Completes The $26.2 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition" Techtree 7:58 AM
  • "Microsoft seals US$26bil LinkedIn deal; now comes the hard part" The Star: Malaysia 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB3201845" Softpedia 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is now Microsoft Inspire" MS Power User 8:00 AM
  • "ATO reveals 2014-15 tax bills for Apple, Microsoft, Google, Telstra, IBM and more" CRN 7:30 AM
  • "IBM and Rice University create prototype of Watson-enabled robot for assisting elderly people" News Medical 7:30 AM
  • "IBM India revenue shoots up 10% in 2015-16" IndiaTimes 7:30 AM
  • "CCI rejects complaint against HP on laptop sale, service" CNBC 7:27 AM
  • "How Samsung, Dell are reinventing IT products" GreenBiz 7:26 AM
  • "Dell Technologies warns of 'short-term disruption' as it integrates channel" CRN UK 7:25 AM
  • "Dell posts strong PC sales, but servers slump" MarketWatch 7:25 AM
  • "Intel Kaby Lake-X & Skylake-X specs, features & details revealed; Extreme processors to debut in Gamescom 2017" International Business Times 7:23 AM
  • "Qisda to cooperate with Intel to promote IoT" DigiTimes 7:23 AM
  • "Driver-update: AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 16.12.1" tweakers 7:21 AM
  • "AMD Crimson ReLive Radeon Update Boosts Performance, Reduces Power Consumption" Tech Times 7:21 AM
  • "Here's what Microsoft wants to do with LinkedIn" TechRadar UK 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's vision for LinkedIn about tying business data into services" Tech Central 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft's $26.2 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition Now Officially Closed" Tech Times 8:09 AM
  • "How LinkedIn will invade Windows and Office" IT PRO 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Completes The $26.2 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition" Techtree 7:58 AM
  • "Microsoft seals US$26bil LinkedIn deal; now comes the hard part" The Star: Malaysia 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB3201845" Softpedia 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is now Microsoft Inspire" MS Power User 8:00 AM
  • "ATO reveals 2014-15 tax bills for Apple, Microsoft, Google, Telstra, IBM and more" CRN 7:30 AM
  • "IBM and Rice University create prototype of Watson-enabled robot for assisting elderly people" News Medical 7:30 AM
  • "IBM India revenue shoots up 10% in 2015-16" IndiaTimes 7:30 AM
  • "CCI rejects complaint against HP on laptop sale, service" CNBC 7:27 AM
  • "How Samsung, Dell are reinventing IT products" GreenBiz 7:26 AM
  • "Dell Technologies warns of 'short-term disruption' as it integrates channel" CRN UK 7:25 AM
  • "Dell posts strong PC sales, but servers slump" MarketWatch 7:25 AM
  • "Intel Kaby Lake-X & Skylake-X specs, features & details revealed; Extreme processors to debut in Gamescom 2017" International Business Times 7:23 AM
  • "Qisda to cooperate with Intel to promote IoT" DigiTimes 7:23 AM
  • "Driver-update: AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 16.12.1" tweakers 7:21 AM
  • "AMD Crimson ReLive Radeon Update Boosts Performance, Reduces Power Consumption" Tech Times 7:21 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "3 Reasons to Own Apple Stock in Retirement" Kiplinger 9:40 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks set to stretch out record run with 5th day of gains: U.S. stock futures were pointing to a positive open on Wall Street Friday, with the main benchmarks extending record runs, though some analysts are warning that a correction may lie ahead." MarketWatch 8:35 AM
  • "Coca-Cola CEO stepping down: Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent is stepping down. James Quincey, the company's president and chief operating officer, will become CEO on May 1, the company said." CNNMoney 8:34 AM
  • "Stock Futures Rise, Techs Lead; Broadcom, Finisar Rocket: Stock futures strengthened their early gains just ahead of Friday's open, as investors looked to close out a solid week of trade." Investor's Business Daily 8:33 AM
  • "Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq, Russell 2000 set new closing highs" USA Today 8:33 AM
  • "The Risks of Wall Street's Meteoric Trump Rally: The Dow has rallied nearly 1,300 points since Election day, but despite widespread optimism on Wall Street, analysts warn risks loom for the blue-chip average as it soars to new heights." FOXBusiness 8:31 AM
  • "Global Stocks Continue On Track For Weekly Gains: Global stocks mostly firmed Friday, on course for weekly gains, as a postelection rally continued to push markets higher." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:29 AM
  • "Asian markets mostly gain, shaking off ECB easing: Asian stock market reaction to perceived policy easing by the European Central Bank was mostly positive, even as currencies in the region took a hit." MarketWatch 8:29 AM
  • "European stocks cling to 11-month high as bank shares take a breather: Stocks across Europe held to thin gains Friday, as bank shares pulled back from a rally spurred by the European Central Bank's decision to continue its stimulus efforts." MarketWatch 8:28 AM

 
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