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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple 2019 year in review: A breakout year for services/Apple's products delivered more of what users want, but it's the brand new services that stole the show."  Macworld 7:52 AM
  • "Will Apple's Smartphone Profitability Change after 5G?" Market Realist 1:14 PM
  • "Apple eyes satellite internet for data project: iPhone maker looks at satellite options for beaming data directly to devices, according to a report." ZDNet 7:29 AM
OS X
News
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "macOS Catalina, Apple Mail, and Time Machine Don't Work Together" Kirkville 10:54 AM
  • "Mail Cannot Save Information About Your Mailboxes Because There Isn't Enough Space In Your Home Folder" macReports 8:32 AM
  • "Pages: Can't Open Document, Fix" macReports 8:32 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to make the most out of the Stickies app on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:55 AM
  • "Storing Photos in Finder Folders As an Alternative to the Photos App" MacMost 1:02 PM
  • "How to run a spell check in Google Docs in 2 ways, to fix spelling and grammar errors" Business Insider 1:13 PM
Op/Ed
  • "What to Do When a macOS Update Goes Wrong" Michael Tsai 7:46 PM
  • "Stereo-paired HomePods need to be a Mac sound option" 9to5Mac 9:53 AM
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Pulls Emirati Chat App 'ToTok' From App Store for Allegedly Spying on Users" MacRumors 7:52 AM
  • "Google and Apple have booted messaging app ToTok which was downloaded millions of times and reportedly a UAE spy tool" Business Insider 7:38 AM
  • "Emirati 'surveillance app' ToTok promoted by Huawei as Apple punts it from store" The Register 8:20 AM
  • "Google and Apple remove alleged UAE spy app ToTok" BBC 9:55 AM
  • "A 22-year-old was convicted after trying to blackmail Apple for $100,000 of iTunes cards" Business Insider 7:43 AM
  • "Hacker avoids prison for 2017 iCloud blackmail attempt" AppleInsider 7:51 AM
  • "Undone by the iPhone, San Francisco's face recognition ban is tricky to enforce" GearBrain 8:32 AM
  • "Apple TV+'s gaming comedy has already been renewed for second season" Cult of Mac 9:31 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Chair sentenced to jail for breaking labour laws" ZDNet 9:15 PM
  • "Congress worries sale of .org could harm non-profits: They want assurances this won't limit access to a crucial internet domain." Engadget 7:06 PM
  • "T-Mobile/Sprint deal is good actually, Feds tell court in states' lawsuit" Ars Technica 4:55 PM
  • "Verizon met its 2019 5G coverage goals, but only just: It couldn't even cover a whole airport with 5G." Engadget 11:44 AM
  • "Plenty of Fish app was leaking users' hidden names and postal codes" TechCrunch 11:44 AM
  • "Machine Learning in 2019 Was About Balancing Privacy and Progress" ITPro Today 10:37 AM
  • "Cars and fridges are getting smarter, and they could learn to pay their own bills next. Even Visa is exploring the IoT-driven tech." [BI Prime] Business Insider 10:13 AM
  • "Here Are The Worst Passwords Of 2019, Is Yours On The List?" Redmond Pie 9:55 AM
  • "Everything you need to know about CES 2020 — the biggest tech show of the year" Business Insider 9:30 AM
  • "'Subway Surfers' was the most downloaded mobile game of the decade. See the top 10 here." Business Insider 2:05 PM
  • "People are sick and tired of the amount of online advertising, and it presents a major new challenge to the tech giants" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:25 AM
  • "5 ways technology progressed us in 10 years: The story so far" ZDNet 7:29 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Upgrade #277: Who Killed The Butterfly Keyboard?" Six Colors 7:46 PM
  • "Charles Edge On His 'History of Computing' Podcast" MacVoices 3:39 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 257: Our first product memories and Apple's decade in review" 9to5Mac 2:05 PM
  • "NYT and Location Data, Last Minute Gift Picks – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-23" The Mac Observer 1:29 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Gadgets and porch pirates" The Loop 8:33 AM
  • "A Festivus for The Geeks in Us – Mac Geek Gab 794" The Mac Observer 7:31 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "FCC Says The iPhone Does Not Exceed Radiation Levels" UberGizmo 9:21 PM
  • "First supposed case designs of iPhone 12 hit the web, shows flat sides like iPhone 4" 9to5Mac 7:52 AM
  • "'iPhone 12" leak reveals exciting new design inspired by iPhone 4" Cult of Mac 7:52 AM
  • "Report: AirPods Pro provide a significant Bluetooth latency improvement" iMore 8:59 AM
  • "AirPods Pro Offer 'Close to Seamless' Audio Experience Thanks to Improved Bluetooth Latency" MacRumors 9:15 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple AirPods Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "Apple HomePod Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "A performance-centric look at the 16" MacBook Pro: Despite my hatred for the Touch Bar, I recently purchased a new 16" Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro (and promptly did my best to minimize the Touch Bar's annoyances). Why buy a machine with an interface I dislike? There are a number of reasons..." The Robservatory 1:14 PM
  • "AirPods, Powerbeats Pro & Galaxy Buds: How water-resistant are these wireless headphones? We sprayed them, dunked them and even put them through the wash to find out which of these three wireless earphones can handle the most water exposure." CNET 8:34 AM
  • "Can Huawei Mate 30 Pro's camera beat iPhone 11's? These photos speak for themselves: Can China's best cameraphone outshoot the iPhone 11 Pro?" CNET 8:34 AM
  • "Review: Promise Pegasus R4i and J2i add massive storage to the new Mac Pro" AppleInsider 1:31 PM
iOS Apps
  • "Hands-on: Adobe Photoshop Camera uses AI to redefine mobile photo editing" VentureBeat 1:33 PM
  • "Alter Ego, a clicker for iOS and Android, delivers an unexpectedly moving narrative" 148Apps 9:14 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to get Google Play on your iPhone, and use it to download movies, music, and more" Business Insider 1:31 PM
  • "How to Use Recovery Mode on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max" OS X Daily 10:54 AM
  • "Apple Music Free 6 Months Trial Subscription: Here's How To Get It" Redmond Pie 8:34 AM
  • "How to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV: Try these options when you want to view iPhone or iPad content on a bigger screen." TechHive 7:52 AM
Tips
  • "The Apple Pencil doesn't work with the iPhone, but other styluses do — here's how it works" Business Insider 2:05 PM
  • "Top 10 Things to Do with Your New AirPods" iPhone Hacks 9:12 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "New report cites one reason in particular that Apple's iPhone will have a truly exciting year in 2020" BGR 9:20 PM
  • "Why Apple killed the floppy disk and headphone jack before you were ready to give them up"  CNN Business 2:02 PM
  • "I don't want to switch from Android to iPhone because Apple's ecosystem is too good" ["Apple's ecosystem is second to none, and comes with great functionality — as long as you use other Apple devices. By locking myself into Apple's ecosystem, I would have fewer options for what kind of laptop I need, and Apple's doesn't offer the options I want."]  Business Insider 2:02 PM
  • "Amazon Music vs. Apple Music: Which non-Google service is better for Android users?" Android Central 8:33 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Best Android smartphones 2019: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and more/Here's a lowdown of the best devices for those who can't stand Apple" IT PRO (UK) 9:14 PM
  • "How Gaming Changed in the 2010s: From the meteoric growth of Twitch and mega moves in esports, to the ease of on-the-go gaming with Nintendo Switch and rise of cloud gaming subscriptions, the video game industry has many reasons to show off their success." The Hollywood Reporter 7:07 PM
  • "Will 2020 break the curse of the folding phone?" BBC 9:14 AM
  • "The Netflix decade: How one company changed the way we watch TV" Reuters 8:21 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Promotes Holiday Bonuses in Games like Fortnite and Minecraft" MacRumors 7:07 PM
  • "Apple Teases End-Of-Year App Store Daily Deals" PC Magazine 3:33 PM
  • "Apple Arcade standout 'Assemble With Care' is coming to PC next year" Engadget 1:33 PM
  • "Apple is offering free two-hour delivery for last-minute Christmas shoppers" AppleInsider 10:37 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of December 23: Merry Christmas!" The MUG Center 9:12 AM
  • "Apple Offering an App Store 'Surprise' From December 24 to December 29" MacRumors 9:31 AM
  • "Apple offering week of App Store freebies for the holidays" AppleInsider 9:00 AM
  • "Checkm8 Exploit Allows Access To iPhone Data, Email Passwords Even When Vulnerable Devices Are Locked" Redmond Pie 8:34 AM
  • "'Pokemon Masters' 1.5.0 Adds Mission Bingo, Daily Mission Renewals, Tutorial Updates, Difficulty Updates, and More on iOS and Android" Touch Arcade 8:32 AM
  • "Pocket City's Big Update Adding Regions, Transit Stats, Rail Improvements, and More Is Now Live on iOS and Android for Free" Touch Arcade 8:31 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Ericsson and Microsoft team up for the next generation of connected cars" Zawya 8:53 AM
  • "Panos Panay, The Humble Heart Of Success Inside Microsoft's Surface Hardware" Forbes 9:03 AM
  • "Microsoft scored a huge upset over Amazon when it won the $10 billion JEDI contract. Here's how seven senior tech and VC employees think it will impact the cloud wars." [BI Prime] Business Insider 1:33 PM
  • "Windows 7 users will still get updates to Microsoft Security Essentials when the OS is out of support" BetaNews 8:33 AM
  • "Microsoft's Andrew Shuman on the Cortana app's death, natural language, and Alexa" VentureBeat 10:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Taiwan, KKBOX enter global strategic partnership" Telecompaper 8:53 AM
  • "Intel Doesn't Need Cheaper Processors To Beat AMD: It Needs Innovation And Here's Why" Forbes 8:11 AM
  • "Intel Tiger Lake Engineering Sample Reportedly Hits 4.0 GHz on All Cores" Tom's Hardware 8:50 AM
  • "Intel Tiger Lake-U Leak Reveals 15W/28W CPU With Up To 4.3GHz Boost Clock" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Intel Gets Festive With A Holiday Ode To Next-Gen DG1 Discrete GPU" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "AMD RX 5600 XT Benchmarks Appear on 3DMark Database" eTeknix 8:48 AM
  • "AMD RX 5600 XT appears to dominate Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti in 3DMark" PCGamesN 8:48 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Shows Strong Performance In Alleged 3DMark Leak" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "AMD's shipping 1st Gen Ryzen CPUs with 2nd Gen's best feature" PCGamesN 8:47 AM
  • "IBM and the University of Tokyo partner to advance quantum computing" Help Net Security 8:44 AM
  • "The Legal Battle Between IBM Israel and ICL Escalates: In December 2018, ICL filed a lawsuit against IBM Israel, alleging a project it commissioned from the latter caused it $300 million in damages. IBM contested the claims" Calcalist 2:17 PM
  • "HPE goes on the warpath, seeks to scalp AWS over vendor lock-in" The Register 8:21 AM
  • "Dell EMC and HPE server business faces drop in demand" infotechlead 8:42 AM
  • "Dell gives gift of sight to visually-impaired children to watch ballet" US Campaign 2:16 PM
  • "What is Oracle's Measure to Double its Customer Base in India?" Silicon India 8:40 AM
  • "Cisco Australia profit wiped out by AU$45m income tax adjustment: Networking giant paid a total of AU$86.2 million to ATO during 2019 fiscal year." ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "Cisco Security Appliances Targeted for DoS Attacks via Old Bug" Bleeping Computer 8:38 AM
  • "3 Initiatives That Could Rekindle Cisco" Motley Fool 8:37 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Better Buy: Apple vs. IBM/Which of these large-cap Tech Stocks is the winner going forward?" Motley Fool 8:44 AM
  • "Apple iPhone demand will soar in 2020 with launch of 5G, say Wedbush analysts" MarketWatch 7:51 AM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq books longest streak of record closes since 1998 as Boeing CEO's exit lifts Dow: Nasdaq logs nine consecutive record closes" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Close at Record Highs as Dow Gets Lift From Boeing: Stocks close at record highs again Monday as optimism rises around the 'phase-one' trade agreement between the United States and China." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks kick off Christmas week with record highs" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise to Start Holiday-Shortened Week: Gains in Boeing shares lift Dow Jones Industrial Average" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets little changed in quiet pre-Christmas trading: Nikkei inches up, Hang Seng about flat" MarketWatch 8:54 AM
  • "European stocks sluggish at start of short holiday week" MarketWatch 8:54 AM

 
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