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Friday Highlights: Apple said to be readying "first scripted television series" featuring none other than Dr. Dre, reports Hollywood Reporter; Jonn Gruber sits down with Apple's Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi in his latest podcast; and so it begins, the class action lawsuit against Apple over Error 53 bricking iPhones which have had 3rd party Touch ID replacements, and faces similar legal proceedings in Australia—details in our Apple/Macintosh section; the legal woes continue in another lawsuit from Immersion over infringing of haptic patents in new iPhone 6s models with 3D Touch technology; Apple's iPod is "the best-selling digital music player in history"; iMore breaks down the Sparkle updater vulnerability; iDownload Blog on using Gatekeeper for securing your Mac; Samsung's new Galaxy S7 said to be less expensive than the iPhone 6s; Wired feature looks at Google's plans to develop their own chips; please don't be "that guy" and try the date reset on your will brick your device; Tom's Guide face-off between a DSLR and iPhone looks at whether or not the iPhone can beat the DSLR; ZDNet shows how you can live with and not lose your mind with a 16GB iDevice; Dan Moren doesn't think Apple's heart is into the Smart Home just yet.

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  • "Dr. Dre Filming Apple's First Scripted Television Series (Exclusive): 'Vital Signs,' the technology giant's inaugural original, is described as a dark semi-autobiographical drama (featuring at least one orgy scene)."  The Hollywood Reporter 2:14 PM
  • "Dr. Dre to star in Apple's first original TV series" CNNMoney 2:37 PM
  • "Dr Dre said to be starring in Apple Music's first original series called Vital Signs" 9to5Mac 2:37 PM
  • "Apple's reportedly doing an original scripted TV show with Dr. Dre, and it'll have 'no shortage of violence and sex'" Business Insider 2:37 PM
  • "How Apple could take the original video market by storm: The latest speculation about Apple's entry into the world of original video programming suggests the company may finally make its move later this year. But can Apple get out of its own way and embrace Hollywood?"  CIO 10:57 AM
  • "Bricked iPhone 6? Lawyers want you to join 'Error 53' class action: Apple is facing a class action suit over 'Error 53', which renders iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices unusable after Touch ID is replaced by an unapproved repair shop."  ZDNet 7:09 AM
  • "Five sue Apple over Error 53 and bricked iPhones: Lawsuit requests class-action status" Computerworld 8:56 AM
  • "Class-action suit over iPhone-bricking Error 53 filed in California: Error affects iPhone 6 and 6S handsets with replaced or damaged TouchID sensors." Ars Technica 9:45 AM
  • "Australian competition watchdog to investigate Apple over iPhone 'error 53'" The Guardian 7:10 AM
  • "Apple and AT&T sued for infringement over iPhone haptic patents: Immersion said the Apple Watch also infringes on two patents"  IDG News Service 7:02 AM
  • "Apple faces lawsuit over iPhone 6S 3D Touch technology" The Inquirer 7:04 AM
  • "Immersion sues Apple for infringing on haptic feedback patents" Engadget 7:09 AM
  • "Apple is being sued for its use of 3D Touch" The Next Web 7:13 AM
  • "Apple's iPod: the best-selling digital music player in history" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:36 AM
  • "Sparkle updater vulnerability: What you need to know!" iMore 7:39 AM
  • "OS X: Turning Off Live Photos (For a Bunch of Images!)" The Mac Observer 8:40 AM
  • "Is there a way to sort Safari bookmarks?" Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "Pointers: Download your audio from SoundCloud" MacNN 8:01 AM
  • "Now You Can Do On A Mac What You Could Not Do On Safari" Mac360 7:30 AM
  • "4 Reasons To Love And Use This New Mac Photo Editor" TeraTalks 7:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "Piezo 1.5 Arrives; Piezo Exits the Mac App Store" Rogue Amoeba 2:35 PM
  • "New Version of TestFlight Offers Support for iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2" MacTrast 10:07 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple captured 21% of smartphone processors, 31% of tablet CPUs in 2015"  AppleInsider 10:06 AM
  • "New report says Galaxy S7 will cost less than Apple's iPhone 6s"  BGR 7:29 AM
  • "The age of indie fitness apps is over: They're all being bought by 'brands'"  The Verge 10:07 AM
  • "Apple Watch models get huge discounts ahead of March event" BGR 10:07 AM
  • "You can buy a self-playing piano with an iPod built in because of course" The Next Web 7:12 AM
  • "How these communist-era Apple II clones helped shape central Europe's IT sector" ZDNet 7:35 AM
  • "Buy one iPhone at AT&T, get another for free" iMore 10:39 AM
  • "Sprint Slashes Its Family Plan Price To $150 With Four Lines Of Unlimited Talk, Text, And Data" Digital Trends 10:49 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Anti-Adblock Killer Lets You Use Your Adblock Software" Digital Trends 2:37 PM
  • "Paedophiles use secret Facebook groups to swap images" BBC 2:36 PM
  • "Inside Amazon's decision to make a video game engine" VentureBeat 2:26 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 6 release date, price, specs and features" V3 10:06 AM
  • "Google Is Finally Killing Picasa" TechCrunch 2:14 PM
  • "Google wins High Court fight with StreetMap over search results self-pluggery" The Register 8:01 AM
  • "Judge: Google dominance didn't hurt online maps competitor/StreetMap traffic fell after Google began showing map previews in search results." Ars Technica 7:42 AM
  • "Google's Hardware Endgame? Making Its Very Own Chips" Wired 7:04 AM
  • "When it comes to spaffing your login creds, Android biz apps are the business: 300% better at it than non-business apps" The Register 7:02 AM
  • "The Talk Show: Ep. 146, With Very Special Guests Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi" Daring Fireball 2:13 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-12: 5G Wireless Speed Tests, Apple's Growing Patent Infringement Mess" The Mac Observer 1:45 PM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'Apple Car,' iPhone's future, software betas, iPad Pro keyboards, more" AppleInsider 7:45 AM
  • "4-inch iPhone 5se & iPad Air 3 planned to go on sale March 18th"  9to5Mac 2:21 PM
  • "iPad Air 3 and iPhone 5se to Be Available on March 18 Following March 15 Introduction" MacRumors 2:26 PM
  • "iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 reportedly going on sale March 18" iMore 2:26 PM
  • "'iPhone 7' might replace 3.5mm headphone jack with second speaker, analysts say" AppleInsider 2:21 PM
  • "iPad Pro could use much faster 29W charging, if Apple allows USB 3 Lightning cables" AppleInsider 2:35 PM
  • "People are deliberately bricking their iPhones by going back in time" The Next Web 7:32 AM
  • "PSA: Do Not Set Your iPhone Back To January 1, 1970 Or You'll Brick It Forever" Digital Trends 10:05 AM
  • "iOS date bug is bricking iPhones and iPads with stupid owners" The Inquirer 7:29 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 1:46 PM
  • "Magnifier Flash -A Magnifying Glass With Light For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" App Sliced 1:46 PM
  • "Skill Game For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" App Sliced 1:46 PM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:30 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:30 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:30 AM
  • "Get half off Google Play Music subscriptions for Valentine's Day" Cult of Android 9:18 AM

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  • "Camera Face-Off: Can an iPhone Beat a DSLR?" Tom's Guide 7:47 AM
  • "iPhone 6s Plus vs Nexus 6P: Apple and Google's flagship showdown/We compare specs, features, battery life and more of the two best Android and iOS phones" Alphr 10:43 AM
  • "Hands On: Apple Pencil" MacNN 2:36 PM
  • "OCZ Trion 150 SSD Review: Affordable, Fast Storage" HotHardware 1:46 PM
  • "Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless speaker review" The Gadgeteer 1:45 PM
  • "Maclocks Grip and Dock iPad Security Stand review: Rugged iPad convenience" Macworld 8:56 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Slack Adds Support for iOS Document Providers, New Emoji Picker" MacStories 10:39 AM
  • "Hands On: Frax HD 1.3.1 (iOS)" MacNN 2:37 PM
  • "Prism is a gorgeous, futuristic puzzle box for your iPhone" The Verge 11:13 AM
  • "Planet Revenge is like a level-based Flappy Bird in outer space" AppAdvice 7:11 AM
  • "Tomb of the Mask - Does This Tomb Have The Goods?" Apple'n'Apps 7:39 AM
  • "'Pull My Tongue' Review - Harm a Harm a Harm a Chameleon" Touch Arcade 2:37 PM
  • "'Kung Fu Panda: Battle of Destiny' Review - You Can Tell Monkey" Touch Arcade 11:13 AM
  • "'Splash Cars' Review - Black and White and Sped All Over" Touch Arcade 9:45 AM
  • "How to use Reminders for iPhone and iPad" iMore 2:36 PM
  • "How to Fix the 'You Are Not Signed into Apple Music' Error" The Mac Observer 1:45 PM
  • "How to live with a 16GB iPhone or iPad (and not lose your mind): Don't want to pay the exorbitant Apple tax to pick up an iPhone or iPad with more than 16GB of storage? Here's how to make your digital life fit into under 16 gigabytes of space." ZDNet 9:18 AM
  • "How to use an Android Wear smartwatch with an iPhone: The benefits and drawbacks of mixing Android Wear and iOS" Macworld UK 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Battery Case=Vaccum (How To Keep Your Vacuum Clean)" AppleBlend 9:12 AM
  • "This smart little iPhone trick will help you find any app instantly" BGR 8:57 AM
  • "Switching from Mail to Airmail on iOS: 7 tips to get started/Learn how to customize Airmail's sidebar, choose your own swipe actions, 'snooze' messages, and more." PCWorld 7:04 AM
  • "10 3D Touch Messages secrets iPhone users need" Computerworld 6:51 AM
  • "The history and evolution of iOS, from the original iPhone to iOS 9"  BGR 10:39 AM
  • "The Quartz Crisis and the Bondi Blue iMac" iMore 9:45 AM
  • "Apple is unlikely to include noise-canceling headphones with the iPhone 7" Business Insider 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft, Apple, And The 'Write Once, Debug Everywhere' Solution" NoodleMac 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft And The iPad's Achilles Heel" Mac360 8:40 AM
  • "At Long Last Adobe Flash Is Dead (unfortunately, not killed yet)" BohemianBoomer 7:51 AM
  • "How Apple Missed The Boat On Television (and why it won't matter)" Mac360 7:51 AM
  • "Amazing 'liquidmetal' iPhone 7 concept shows what Apple's next-generation smartphone could look like" Mirror Online UK 7:48 AM
  • "The Smart Home isn't yet where Apple's heart is: HomeKit is a great start, but it isn't the connected home hub we've been looking for."  Macworld 7:46 AM
  • "Using Chromecast to Stream Your Tablet on a TV Screen" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:17 AM
  • "Tapping the Brakes On the Virtual Reality Hype Machine" Tech.pinions 7:40 AM
  • "Unpacked: Consumer Interest in Virtual Reality" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:40 AM
  • "Adblock Plus wants to know why you're blocking ads (!)" BetaNews 7:29 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 7:30 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Sendbird Looks To Help Developers Add Chat Functions To Any App" TechCrunch 2:36 PM
  • "BandPage, a startup that helps artists connect with fans, has been acquired by YouTube" 9to5Google 2:26 PM
  • "Free Quartz News Aggregation App Puts News Your Pocket In A Whole New Way" MacPrices 1:45 PM
  • "The Tusk is a badass iPhone dock for your wrist" Cult of Mac 9:44 AM
  • "JBL Legend CP100 with CarPlay support is now available for pre-order" iMore 8:56 AM
  • "Notarize documents remotely with new iPhone app" ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Watch Feeling a Little Stale? Dress It Up with These Great Apple Watch Bands" Apple Gazette 7:40 AM
  • "The iGo is the coolest desktop for an iMac (though it's not for everyone)" Apple World Today 7:35 AM
  • "Pyro for iOS uses your favorite tunes to DJ your parties" The Next Web 7:32 AM
  • "5 iOS apps for indulging in toxic single behaviors this Valentine's Day" Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "Microsoft's new app can identify dog breeds from photos" The Next Web 7:12 AM
  • "Rovio updates Angry Birds Seasons and Friends in time for Valentine's Day" AppAdvice 7:11 AM
  • "Serato Announces New Pyro iPhone App for Seamless Playlists" Billboard 7:10 AM
  • "Finally, There's An App For Noodle Soup Lovers — And It's Great" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
  • "ASICS will acquire Runkeeper, following Adidas and Under Armor's example" 9to5Mac 7:08 AM
  • "Runkeeper and ASICS are Joining Forces" Medium 7:07 AM
  • "Harman's JBL Legend CP100 CarPlay receiver to launch Feb. 14 for $400" AppleInsider 7:06 AM
  • "Offline Marathi to English Language Dictionary 2.0 for iOS" prMac 9:18 AM
  • "Candid Connection is now available to download on iOS and Android" prMac 7:06 AM
  • "Have Fun Learn Chinese introduces EmojiWords 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:06 AM
  • "A Kissing Keyboard For Valentine's Day? A New Way To Show Your Love" prMac 7:06 AM
  • "Developer and composer Ben Ponniah releases his first musical memory app" prMac 7:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Google's, Microsoft's Move To Mobile Changes Future Of Mapping" MediaDailyNews 9:28 AM
  • "Microsoft retreats from EU antitrust fight against Google" Ars Technica 9:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Corporation Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 16, 2016" Nasdaq 9:27 AM
  • "There's something fishy about those Windows 10 market-share numbers" Computerworld 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft adds Release Preview Ring as it rolls out Build 10586.107 for Windows 10 Mobile" V3 9:22 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10586.107 heads to the Slow ring" Neowin 9:21 AM
  • "Putting IBM's Watson Analytics to Work—From Law to Universities" eWeek 8:52 AM
  • "BT, Accenture and IBM win European Commission cloud contracts" Public Technology 8:50 AM
  • "IBM Hits 52-Week Low as Watson Branding Flails" 24/7 Wall St. 8:50 AM
  • " boosts capacity with HP Indigo press and SmartStream buy" Print Week 8:49 AM
  • "Worst tech mergers and acquisitions: HP and Autonomy, Google and Motorola, and more" ZDNet 8:49 AM
  • "Dell predicts more 'significant consolidation' in tech" CRN UK 8:35 AM
  • "Windows 10 On A Tear: Dell XPS 15 (2016) Blazes Ahead With Latest Intel Quad-Core (Mini-Review)" Forbes 8:33 AM
  • "Super-fast 10TB Intel SSDs could be on the horizon thanks to new Micron chips" PCWorld 12:24 PM
  • "Intel to announce new gaming initiatives to grow eSports over the next decade" PCR Online 8:34 AM
  • "Intel refreshes Braswell lineup" CPU World 8:30 AM
  • "HP's New Laptops to Feature AMD FreeSync Technology" AnandTech 8:28 AM
  • "Can The New Product Lineup Help AMD Regain Its Share in PC Processors?" Forbes 2:37 PM
  • "AMD, Saguna collaborate on low-power high-performance mobile edge computing (MEC) solutions" Finabcial News 8:27 AM
  • "HP to add FreeSync support to its AMD-powered laptops" bit-tech 8:27 AM
  • "AMD's new Zen processors will include a 32-core monster CPU" TechRadar UK 8:27 AM
  • "AMD's Zen processors to feature up to 32 cores, 8-channel DDR4" TechSpot 8:27 AM
  • "Telefonica Spain Taps Oracle Virtualized SBC to Power New Communication Services" The Fast Mode 8:25 AM
  • "Telefónica turns to Oracle to aid converged services push in Spain" Mobile Europe 8:25 AM
  • "Oracle CEO Safra Catz meets PM Narendra Modi, conveys plan to set up campus in Bengaluru" The Economic Times 8:24 AM
  • "Oracle to set up campus in Bengaluru, CEO Safra Catz tells Modi - The Hindu" The Hindu 8:24 AM
  • "5 things we learned from Cisco's acquisition of Jasper Technologies" CIO 8:23 AM
  • "The Morning Download: Cisco Results Show Demand for Software Defined Networking is Holding Up" WSJ Blogs 8:23 AM
  • "Cisco Q2 net up 31 % helped by India, China" Times of Oman 8:21 AM
  • "Cisco VPN flaw exposes security appliances to remote hacking" Tech Central 8:20 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Facebook Is the New Apple: The social networking giant is set to outperform the Nasdaq the same way Apple did several years ago." Barron's 7:36 AM
  • "Study of Apple iOS, Google Android Users Offers Important Message for Investors" TheStreet 7:36 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks rally on rebound in bruised bank, oil stocks: U.S. stocks vaulted sharply higher Friday afternoon, led by a rebound in battered bank and energy stocks." MarketWatch 11:27 AM
  • "Stocks Extend Highs as Crude Oil Soars: Stocks extended highs in a rally on Friday afternoon as crude oil spiked and banking stocks recovered after steep declines a day earlier." TheStreet 11:26 AM
  • "U.S. stocks rebound as oil prices spike 10%: The Dow jumped more than 150 points on Friday. The S&P 500 gained 1%, backing away from two-year lows. The Nasdaq also advanced, rising 0.60%." CNNMoney 11:25 AM
  • "Stock Strengthen; JPMorgan Boss Puts Money Where Mouth Is: Buoyed by stocks in Europe and a smart rally in oil and other commodities, U.S. stocks were trading near the day's highs going into the noon hour Friday." Investor's Business Daily 11:24 AM
  • "Scared? 6 safe companies beat U.S. bonds: The beat down in stocks is creating an interesting opportunity - a chance to invest in rock-solid companies that pay out more than U.S. Treasuries." USA Today 11:23 AM
  • "Chatter of OPEC Cut Gives Oil a Boost: Chatter that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is closer to a production cut boosted oil prices on Friday, although the likelihood of a deal between the oil cartel and other nations remains uncertain." FOXBusiness 11:22 AM
  • "Oil Prices Soar From 13-Year Low on Hopes of Production Cuts: Oil prices rallied on Friday, rebounding from a 13-year low the previous day, on speculation of production cuts among some of the world's biggest suppliers." [Paid Membership Required] 11:21 AM
  • "Japan stocks post worst weekly drop since 2008: Japanese shares were hammered Friday, capping their worst week since the 2008 global financial crisis, as a litany of worries weighed on investors, from slowing global growth to the health of the world's banks." MarketWatch 8:10 AM
  • "European stocks bounce back, as banks revive: European stocks jumped Friday, coming back from a sharp selloff in the previous session, and held to higher ground after the release of economic growth figures for the eurozone." MarketWatch 8:10 AM

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