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Monday Highlights: Florian Mueller breaks down $13 billion EU case against Apple for receiving "state aid" in Ireland; Apple restructures working relationship with ad agency, TBWA Media Arts Lab; many have been experiencing certain Mac apps refusing to launch due to expired developer certificates prompting commenters calling for Apple to abandon the practice as apps we depend on could stop working when a developer ceases to develop; so you've copied your Photos library to a new Mac, what becomes of all the work you've done with facial recognition, etc.?; neat Terminal tip at Apple Must gives your MacBook the power on chime (like iPhone) every time you attach your power cord; Apple #5 in The Harris Poll's 2017 Reputation Quotient Ratings; TechCrunch walks through expectations of Mobile World Congress 2017; BBC warns used cars can stay connected to previous owners via car management apps; KGI predicting new iPad Pro lineup, upgraded iPhone SE, red iPhone 7/7 Plus to arrive in March; iPad Air 2 is "still a great tablet" concludes Expert Reviews; The Verge reviews Beats X headphones; Jonny Evans has an idea for Apple's next TV show, one he titles "Genius" that would feature, yep, Geniuses at the Genius Bar offering tips, and much more.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple claims Brussels breached its fundamental rights in tax case"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:55 AM
  • "The case against the EU 'state aid' case against Apple: 13 billion euros out of thin air"  Foss Patents 6:47 AM
  • "Apple's files 14-point appeal against European Commission's $14 billion tax edict" AppleInsider 5:05 PM
  • "Apple is restructuring the way it works with its lead advertising agency" Business Insider 6:51 AM
  • "Apple reportedly acquired an Israeli startup that uses facial recognition to unlock your phone"  Business Insider 6:41 AM
  • "Apple has reportedly bought the Israeli tech firm RealFace" Mashable 6:46 AM
OS X
News
  • "Expiring Developer Certificates Causing Some Mac Apps to Refuse to Launch"  MacRumors 6:32 AM
  • "1Password & other Mac apps failing to launch due to expired Apple developer certificates" 9to5Mac 6:32 AM
  • "Expiring Developer Certificates Preventing Some Mac Apps from Launching" MacTrast 8:10 AM
  • "macOS Sierra 10.12.4 third developer's beta now available" AppleInsider 3:33 PM
  • "Here's Why Chrome Browsers May Be Behaving Oddly With Flash" Forbes 11:54 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "What happens to facial recognition and other information when copying a Photos library to a new Mac: You can maintain your data if you use Apple's Migration Assistant." Macworld 7:19 AM
  • "How to use the zip and bzip2 macOS file compression commands: A variety of Mac applications compress files, but two simple commands native to macOS fulfill the same functionality--often more quickly and for less expense." TechRepublic 7:21 AM
  • "macOS Sierra: Delete And Reinstall 1Password To Refresh Certificate" The Mac Observer 3:33 PM
  • "How to Make Your Mac Chime Like an iPhone" Apple Must 9:05 AM
  • "How to disable word predictions on the Macbook Pro with Touch Bar" AppleInsider 4:02 PM
  • "How to Get a Hardware Escape Key on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar" OS X Daily 1:37 PM
  • "How To Clear The Cache For A Particular Website [Chrome] AddictiveTips 10:35 AM
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "See how Alexa compares to Siri with Reverb" iDownload Blog 3:31 PM
  • "Graphic Node Launches Universal Kit Mill - Templates for Adobe Photoshop" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "Hyperbolic Software releases DupeZap 4 - A Moder Duplicate Finder" prMac 9:19 AM
  • "Peninsula Group Launches Drivers to Solve Label Printing Nightmare on Apple Mac Computers" PRNewswire 8:36 AM
  • "Power Manager 4.6 - Automation and Energy Saving Software for Mac" DssW 8:09 AM
  • "This Chrome extension blocks audio and video autoplay from Facebook" The Next Web 7:12 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple goes for Microsoft's jugular with new iPad Pro campaign"  The Inquirer 7:20 AM
  • "Apple Comes Fifth, Amazon Ranked Top, in Company Reputation Poll" MacRumors 6:40 AM
  • "Report: Apple shifting its ad focus to regional & digital efforts rather than global campaigns" 9to5Mac 6:32 AM
  • "Apple shifting towards regionally-focused digital and social media campaigns" iDownload Blog 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Pay comes to new Australian banks as Apple's website again hints at Germany & Italy launch" 9to5Mac 5:53 PM
  • "Apple updates German and Italian Apple Pay support pages ahead of rumored launch" AppleInsider 6:00 PM
  • "Apple debuts first TV show 'Planet of the Apps'" netimperative 8:33 AM
  • "Dressing For Success: From Charles VIII To Steve Jobs" Forbes 8:43 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iPod mini is 'world's smallest music player'" Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "What to expect at Mobile World Congress 2017" TechCrunch 10:35 AM
  • "How hackers could use doll to open your front door" BBC 10:35 AM
  • "Warning on used cars failing to forget old owners: Car management apps can stay linked to owners' phones even after the vehicle is sold to someone else, a computer security researcher has warned."  BBC 8:47 AM
  • "Disney creates prototype living room with ubiquitous wireless power delivery" iDownload Blog 8:25 AM
  • "Hey Alexa, does this look infected?" TechCrunch 7:04 AM
  • "China's latest robocops can recognise faces and detect fires" Mashable 6:45 AM
  • "Samsung US reputation ranking falls by 42 places" ZDNet 9:08 PM
  • "Samsung's reputation suffers biggest drop in the United States" SamMobile 7:22 AM
  • "Samsung's reputation drops to No. 49 in the US: survey" The Korea Herald 6:35 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TMO Background Mode: Interview with Open Source Developer & Former Apple Manager Jordan Hubbard" The Mac Observer 3:12 PM
  • "Apple's Facial Recognition Plans, the AI Race -TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-20" The Mac Observer 1:29 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Said to Debut New iPad Pro Lineup, 128GB iPhone SE, and Red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus at March Event" MacRumors 8:32 AM
  • "Second report of red iPhone 7, along with 128GB iPhone SE, at March iPad event" 9to5Mac 8:25 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple to launch 'iPad Pro 2,' red iPhone 7, 128GB iPhone SE at March event" AppleInsider 8:32 AM
  • "Apple's March Event: New iPad Pros, iPhone SE and Red iPhone 7 Claimed" Apple Must 10:07 AM
  • "Report: Apple is planning a top-to-bottom refresh for the iPad in March" Ars Technica 11:54 AM
  • "Apple's March iPad Pro Event Will Also Reportedly Highlight Red iPhone 7 And 128GB iPhone SE" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Apple will reportedly unveil new iPad Pros and a 128GB iPhone SE next┬ámonth" VentureBeat 6:21 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 10.3 to Developers" MacRumors 1:40 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Beta 3 of watchOS 3.2 Update to Developers" MacTrast 1:41 PM
  • "tvOS 10.2 beta 3 rolling out for Apple TV" 9to5Mac 1:40 PM
  • "Apple Releases tvOS 10.2 Beta Three to Developers for Testing" MacTrast 1:41 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM

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Reviews
  • "Review: Sony's XAV-AX100 CarPlay receiver pairs tasteful design with a fair price at the expense of display tech" 9to5Mac 5:00 PM
  • "Apple iPad Air 2 review: still a great tablet" Expert Reviews 8:33 AM
  • "Smart Home Diary: My entire home is now HomeKit-enabled, but there are some irritations ..." 9to5Mac 10:38 AM
  • "Beats X review: Apple's neckbuds for the everyday" The Verge 8:58 AM
  • "Review: Sony's XAV-AX100 CarPlay receiver pairs tasteful design with a fair price at the expense of display tech" 9to5Mac 3:43 PM
  • "Hands-on with the Dart-C: a compact 65W charger that works with the 2016 MacBook Pro [Video] 9to5Mac 3:32 PM
  • "Distil Union's Wally Ether wallet case provides credit card storage on a budget" iDownload Blog 7:19 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS App: Jollyturns tracks your day on the mountain" The Robservatory 3:30 PM
  • "Microsoft Word Flow Keyboard for iOS review: A FAR better typing experience on iPhone" Windows Central 8:33 AM
  • "Get Amazon's Alexa On Mac, iPhone, Or iPad" Mac360 8:06 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to print from your iPhone and iPad with or without AirPrint" 9to5Mac 5:00 PM
  • "How to create a new Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad" iMore 8:33 AM
  • "How to retrieve deleted text messages on iPhone" Macworld UK 7:21 AM
  • "Want To Access Amazon Alexa On Your Mac, iPhone, Or iPad? Here's How" Tech Times 7:21 AM
  • "Automating the iPhone With Workflow I" Envato Tuts+ 6:48 AM
Tips
  • "Possible downgrade to iOS 10.2 from iOS 10.2.1 for some users" iDownload Blog 10:34 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "News Outlets Demand FBI Share the Price for Your Privacy" Apple Must 2:09 PM
  • "Apple may not be building Siri-powered Amazon Echo rival after all" iDownload Blog 10:38 AM
  • "This new iPhone 8 feature might end up blowing our minds" BGR 8:43 AM
  • "Coming To iPhone: Human Recognition" Mac360 8:26 AM
  • "Apple And Facebook Are Addictions" NoodleMac 8:17 AM
  • "Home Tech: 'And The Winners Are?" Mac360 8:06 AM
  • "The Ultimate Cable TV Cord Cutting Is Not Really Cord Cutting At All*" BohemianBoomer 8:05 AM
  • "Unlock iPhone's FM Radio" TeraTalks 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Buys RealFace, but that Doesn't Mean We're Unlocking iPhones with Our Face Yet" The Mac Observer 11:16 AM
  • "iPhone 8 Facial Recognition Needs To Be Perfect" Forbes 7:02 AM
  • "Why Apple's making more ads like this (Video)" Apple 3.0 6:48 AM
Non-Apple
  • "How Facebook and Google could disrupt the subscription model for news" Monday Note 5:12 PM
  • "The Simon Optix headset gave me a headache: But raver kids will enjoy this twist on the classic memory game." Engadget 4:02 PM
  • "How Facebook and Google could disrupt the subscription model for news" Monday Note 4:02 PM
  • "Alienware's 13 R3 is testament to small and powerful VR-capable laptops" TechCrunch 1:55 PM
  • "The implications of the end of net neutrality" TechCrunch 1:40 PM
  • "Stop The Hype - Microsoft And Magic Leap Are Creating Their Own Disasters" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "5 Reasons to Buy Your Next Laptop Online, Not in a Store" LAPTOP Magazine 8:10 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Game of Thrones 'A Dance with Dragons' iBooks Enhanced Edition on Preorder" The Mac Observer 6:52 PM
  • "Apple shares four new 'One Night' ads focusing on iPhone 7 low-light photography" AppleInsider 6:05 PM
  • "Apple Shares Four New 'One Night on iPhone 7' Ads Shot in New York, Johannesburg, Shanghai and Tokyo" MacRumors 6:21 PM
  • "Innovative App Sends Hands-Free Eta Updates, Improves Safety & Communication" Incoming App 5:42 PM
  • "AOG Expands Its Line of Gaming Monitors With New 27-Inch and 31.5-Inch Models" Digital Trends 2:11 PM
  • "WhatsApp overhauling status tab with encrypted Snapchat Stories-like feature" 9to5Mac 11:54 AM
  • "Alto's Odyssey is coming this summer, catch the first glimpse of gameplay here [Video] 9to5Mac 1:37 PM
  • "Alto's Odyssey Trailer and Release Date Announced" MacStories 11:54 AM
  • "KSI-1802R SX Disinfect-able Keyboard With WaveID, Biometric Security, and Infection Control At HIMSS 2017" MacPrices 10:07 AM
  • "Global Home Entertainment Devices Market 2017-2022 Featuring Samsung, LG, Apple, Bose & Sony - Research and Markets" Business Wire 8:31 AM
  • "QuickerTek Announces Apple AC Time Capsule Highest Performance Upgrade" prMac 11:54 AM
  • "Drawizard - A unique gesture based gameplay for your mobile device" prMac 6:31 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Satya Nadella is counting on culture shock to drive growth" USA Today 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO says artificial intelligence is the 'ultimate breakthrough'" Mashable 8:48 AM
  • "Nadella says Microsoft must display 'enduring values'" USA Today 8:36 AM
  • "EU privacy watchdogs say Windows 10 settings still raise concerns" Reuters 3:46 PM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Second Windows 10 Update Coming This Year" Thurrott 9:09 PM
  • "Microsoft nabs Indian ecommerce giant Flipkart for Azure as cloud wars heat up" VentureBeat 8:45 AM
  • "Flipkart, Microsoft forge strategic cloud partnership to expand e-commerce in India" The Indian Express 8:43 AM
  • "Google and Microsoft will soon prevent pirate websites from popping up in search" The Next Web 8:57 AM
  • "Google & Microsoft sign pact to clamp down on illegally-streamed sports" RT 8:54 AM
  • "Google, Microsoft, Other Search Engines Sign Anti-Piracy Deal" Softpedia 8:44 AM
  • "Google and Microsoft will downgrade piracy sites in search results" V3 8:36 AM
  • "Google And Microsoft Agree To Music And Movie Piracy Crackdown" Silicon 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft And Google Sign UK Pact To Bury Search Results For Pirated Content" HotHardware 3:55 PM
  • "Report: Microsoft Might Not Update HoloLens Hardware Until 2019" Upload VR 5:15 PM
  • "Microsoft now has 34 Azure regions worldwide, with two Korean additions" ZDNet 9:10 PM
  • "Microsoft rolls out Azure at new Korean data centers, continuing global expansion" GeekWire 9:10 PM
  • "International Business Machines Up 8.3% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?" Nasdaq 8:00 AM
  • "IBM researchers train Watson to identify eye abnormalities" ZDNet 9:09 PM
  • "Watson-based cancer project paused after running aground" Engadget 12:40 PM
  • "IBM and Visa want every internet-connected device a point of sale" ITProPortal 8:02 AM
  • "IBM and Visa want your IoT devices to double as point of sale terminals" BetaNews 7:59 AM
  • "FET ties up with IBM to promote SAP HANA business solutions" DigiTimes 7:59 AM
  • "IBM sees Watson as a primary care provider's assistant" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "What you missed in tech last week: Munich dumps Linux, Intel sticks to 14nm" The Inquirer 7:51 AM
  • "Synology denies abnormal Atom C2000 failure rates" bit-tech 7:53 AM
  • "Synology On Intel Atom C2000 Issues Calls it Rare" Guru3D 7:51 AM
  • "Intel to launch an Atom, Xeon-D, XMM7560 LTE and more" SemiAccurate 7:29 PM
  • "Huge leak reveals lineup of AMD Ryzen-compatible motherboards" TechRadar UK 7:48 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Processors Get First Pictures – Final Heat Spreader Design Shown" WCCFTech 7:48 AM
  • "Trays Of AMD Ryzen Processors Break Cover In Final Production Form" HotHardware 7:53 PM
  • "Biostar lists five Racing Series AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboards" Hexus 7:48 AM
  • "Emerging Technologies Fill Oracle's Smart UX Toolbox" Forbes 7:45 AM
  • "Did Cisco Beat Analysts' Estimates in Fiscal 2Q17?" Market Realist 2:11 PM
  • "Cisco Tetration Analytics secures business applications and delivers new deployment options" Al Bawaba 7:42 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Rises as Pressure Mounts to Find Growth" Bloomberg 8:26 AM
  • "Foxconn Shares Riding High on Strong iPhone 8 Expectations" MacRumors 7:32 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks poised to resume record run after the holiday: Kraft-Heinz, Unilever, Wal-Mart, Home Depot among stocks to watch" MarketWatch 8:40 AM
  • "Stocks Gain Ground Despite European Political Concerns: Banks, insurers and basic-resources sector lead shares higher amid French bond selloff" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:39 AM
  • "China, Hong Kong stocks get off to fast start on slow trading day: Nikkei sluggish; little movement expected with U.S. markets closed" MarketWatch 8:39 AM
  • "European stocks step higher, led by RBS, Rolls-Royce: Furniture seller Steinhoff International also a big winner" MarketWatch 8:38 AM

 
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