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Apple/Macintosh
  • "The Mac in 2020: New keyboards, ARM Macs, and an iMac reboot? 2019 was a transitional year for the Mac. Will 2020 be truly revolutionary?"  Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "Apple reportedly to deepen cooperation with China supply chain makers" DigiTimes 7:46 AM
  • "Decade in review: How iPhones, Android and others shaped the smartphone era"  Reuters 12/24
  • "iPhone XR was the Top-Selling Model Globally in Q3 2019"  Counterpoint 12/24
  • "Apple iPhone XR is the best selling smartphone worldwide in Q3 of 2019" GearBrain 12/24
  • "iPhone XR: Best-Selling Smartphone Through Q3 2019" PC Magazine 12/24
  • "How Apple's push to rule the smartphone industry has made Apple Store employees feel like robots"  Business Insider 12/24
  • "The ingenious way Steve Jobs led design reviews at Apple"  Fast Company 12/24
OS X
News
  • "Apple will start enforcing its Mac app security policy in February: Apps will run otherwise, but you'll need to jump through hoops first." Engadget 12/24
  • "Google Chrome impacted by new Magellan 2.0 vulnerabilities" ZDNet 12/24
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "AirDrop not working? Here's the fix!" iMore 3:33 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Step By Step: Using The Mac Batch Rename Tool" MacMost 2:01 PM
  • "How to translate documents and text in Word on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:50 AM
  • "How to view only your attachments in Notes on iOS and Mac" iDownload Blog 7:50 AM
  • "10 things new users should do with a new Mac: Get started down the path towards being a power Mac user. Most of these will cost you absolutely nothing except a bit of time to set up." Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "How to enable keyboard typing sounds on macOS" AddictiveTips 12/24
  • "Saving and Recalling Window Positions With Automator" MacMost 12/24
  • "How to set up and manage multiple signatures in Mail on Mac" iDownload Blog 12/24
Op/Ed
  • "What to Do When a macOS Update Goes Wrong" Michael Tsai 12/23
  • "Stereo-paired HomePods need to be a Mac sound option" 9to5Mac 12/23
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "A Decade of Apple's Holiday Ads [Video] iClarified 2:25 PM
  • "Apple AirPods sales to soar and become third biggest product in 2021"  Business Insider 12/24
  • "Upgrade for 5G? More than a third of iPhone owners may do so." 9to5Mac 12/24
  • "Self-Proclaimed Hacker Blackmailed And Threatened Apple To Wipe Over 300M iCloud Accounts" Business Times 12/24
  • "Londoner who tried to blackmail Apple with 300m+ iCloud account resets was reusing stale old creds" The Register 12/24
  • "Jony Ive donates $130k for school orchards; says trees key to Apple Park" 9to5Mac 12/24
  • "Apple Pulls Emirati Chat App 'ToTok' From App Store for Allegedly Spying on Users" MacRumors 12/23
  • "Google and Apple have booted messaging app ToTok which was downloaded millions of times and reportedly a UAE spy tool" Business Insider 12/23
  • "Emirati 'surveillance app' ToTok promoted by Huawei as Apple punts it from store" The Register 12/23
  • "Google and Apple remove alleged UAE spy app ToTok" BBC 12/23
  • "A 22-year-old was convicted after trying to blackmail Apple for $100,000 of iTunes cards" Business Insider 12/23
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon data leak: Thousands of Ring camera credentials dumped online - Video" ZDNet 8:43 PM
  • "Record online sales give U.S. holiday shopping season a boost: report - Reuters" Reuters 8:43 PM
  • "Sony can't build smartphone camera sensors fast enough" Engadget 2:02 PM
  • "The man who made Wolfenstein: The late Silas Warner is barely remembered in gaming, but he did something extraordinary" Polygon 1:37 PM
  • "The 3 biggest storage advances of the 2010s" ZDNet 12/24
  • "Could Samsung's next Galaxy Fold phone have a glass display?" The Verge 12/24
  • "Internal T-Mobile documents show the company considering a Comcast merger" The Verge 12/24
  • "Huawei Warns Google: We Are Almost Ready To Replace You—New Report" Forbes 12/24
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 272, With Special Guest Rich Siegel" Daring Fireball 12/24
  • "Let's Talk iOS 323: The pits and peaks of 2019" iDownload Blog 12/24
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple to enforce macOS app verification requirements from Feb: Apple has announced that developers who create Mac apps outside the Mac App Store will now need to submit them for the notarisation process starting on February 3, next year." IANS 8:46 PM
  • "Apple ID Isn't Down, It's Just Really, Really Slow" Forbes 11:02 AM
  • "Why Your New iPhone May Be Struggling On Christmas Day" Forbes 7:52 AM
  • "Apple has free 2-hour delivery for iPhones, Macs, and Apple Watches for Christmas Eve" Business Insider 12/24
  • "Apple Wins Patent for a Future version of the iPad Pro's Smart Keyboard Folio that includes new Touch Gesture Functionality" Patently Apple 12/24
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Your iPhone Is Out Of Date Watch Error, Fix" macReports 12/24
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "16" & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/24
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/24

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "KnewKey Rocksete review: A retro keyboard with speaker" Cult of Mac 2:25 PM
  • "Apple iPad 10.2in (2019) review: The best laptop you can buy for less than £450..." Expert Reviews 12/24
  • "Is the iPhone 11 waterproof? We couldn't drown it, nor the iPhone 11 Pro: Let's take the iPhone 11 to extremes with an underwater drone." CNET 12/24
  • "Facebook Portal vs Google Nest Hub Max: Let's find out which is the better 10-inch smart display" Digital Trends 12/24
iOS Apps
  • "Solitaire Time Warp Review" Tapscape 12/24
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to create a new Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad: New to the Apple ecosystem? Your first step is to sign up for an Apple ID." iMore 5:31 PM
  • "How Tos, Guides, and Tips for New AirPods Owners" MacRumors 12:22 PM
  • "How to use split screen mode on your iPhone or iPad" Digital Trends 8:49 AM
  • "How to get Sileo on the checkra1n jailbreak" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
  • "Alarms do sound when your iPhone is on Do Not Disturb mode, as long as your alarm is set up properly — here's how to make sure" Business Insider 12/24
  • "How to control which apps access your location on iOS and Android" Digital Trends 12/24
  • "How to Send a Last Minute Gift Through the iOS App Store" The Mac Observer 12/24
  • "How I Modded the Silicone Tips of AirPods Pro with a Memory Foam Layer" MacStories 12/24
  • "How to Use the YouTube App's New Voice Search Feature When Casting to a Smart TV" MacRumors 12/24
  • "Got An Apple Watch 5? How To Secure It In Three Simple Steps" Forbes 12/24
Tips
  • "A few tips for getting the most out of your iPhone 11 camera" BGR 11:05 AM
  • "Useful Tips, Tricks, and Walkthroughs for New Apple Watch Owners" MacRumors 11:02 AM
  • "Tips and tricks to get the most out of your new iPhone" CNBC 8:49 AM
  • "Helpful Tips, Tricks, and How Tos for New iPhone Owners" MacRumors 8:49 AM
  • "iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max setup guide and tips" Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus setup guide: 10 easy first steps" Macworld 7:47 AM
  • "How Many Displays Can You Plug Into Your Mac?" iDrop News 12/24
  • "Apple AirPods: The very best tips and tricks for your wireless headphones" CNET 12/24
  • "Tips for new tech devices: Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most out of iPhones and iPads, Android devices, Macs, Windows 10 PCs, and Chromebooks." Computerworld 12/24
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Dear Apple, stop packing 128GB of storage on MacBooks" iLounge 12:30 PM
  • "No, Apple's iPad Isn't a Computer Replacement. Here's Why." iDrop News 8:49 AM
  • "Decade in review: The 2019 iPhone 11 Pro has set the standard for things to come" iMore 7:46 AM
  • "Decade in review: The iPad was the most significant Apple product in 2010" iMore 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Watch — Gadget of the Decade" iMore 7:46 AM
  • "Jeremy's 2020 Apple predictions: Save your money for these new devices" VentureBeat 12/24
  • "Privacy shmivacy: The forgotten feature" Macworld 12/24
  • "Five products we'd love to see from Apple in 2020: We know we can expect new iPhones, Apple Watches, and Mac updates. What about everything else?" Macworld 12/24
  • "New report cites one reason in particular that Apple's iPhone will have a truly exciting year in 2020" BGR 12/23
  • "Why Apple killed the floppy disk and headphone jack before you were ready to give them up"  CNN Business 12/23
  • "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 12/23
  • "Amazon Music vs. Apple Music: Which non-Google service is better for Android users?" Android Central 12/23
Non-Apple
  • "2020 is VR's make-or-break year: The stars might finally align for virtual reality next year." Engadget 12/24
  • "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) 12/23
  • "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 12/23
  • "Will 2020 break the curse of the folding phone?" BBC 12/23
  • "The Netflix decade: How one company changed the way we watch TV" Reuters 12/23
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 25, 2019" GoComics 10:59 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Android, iOS versions of WhatsApp close to adding Dark Mode" phoneArena 12/24
  • "Pip brings Apple Watch's Nightstand Mode to jailbroken iPhones" iDownload Blog 12/24
  • "iOS and Android Speedtest Apps Now Include Free VPN Service" MacTrast 12/24
  • "Apple Promotes Holiday Bonuses in Games like Fortnite and Minecraft" MacRumors 12/23
  • "Apple Teases End-Of-Year App Store Daily Deals" PC Magazine 12/23
  • "Apple Arcade standout 'Assemble With Care' is coming to PC next year" Engadget 12/23
  • "Apple is offering free two-hour delivery for last-minute Christmas shoppers" AppleInsider 12/23
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of December 23: Merry Christmas!" The MUG Center 12/23
  • "Apple Offering an App Store 'Surprise' From December 24 to December 29" MacRumors 12/23
  • "Apple offering week of App Store freebies for the holidays" AppleInsider 12/23
  • "Checkm8 Exploit Allows Access To iPhone Data, Email Passwords Even When Vulnerable Devices Are Locked" Redmond Pie 12/23
  • "'Pokemon Masters' 1.5.0 Adds Mission Bingo, Daily Mission Renewals, Tutorial Updates, Difficulty Updates, and More on iOS and Android" Touch Arcade 12/23
  • "Pocket City's Big Update Adding Regions, Transit Stats, Rail Improvements, and More Is Now Live on iOS and Android for Free" Touch Arcade 12/23
Computer Industry
  • "Windows on ARM needs to tell a different story" SlashGear 3:33 PM
  • "Foxconn offers HPC facility for use by cancer center" DigiTimes 7:40 AM
  • "Intel to intro innovative thermal design for notebooks" DigiTimes 7:46 AM
  • "LCD heyday coming to an end" DigiTimes 7:40 AM
  • "Personal computer CPU pioneer Chuck Peddle dies at 82" Engadget 7:50 AM
  • "We live in a Windows 10 world now: After the travesty of Windows 8, Microsoft got back on track with Windows 10." PC Gamer 12/24
  • "Microsoft arm backs 'kidtech' start-up SuperAwesome: M12, Microsoft's venture arm, is buying a stake in a UK-based provider of software to keep children safe online, Sky News learns." Sky News 12/24
  • "Indians can't use Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana mobile app from January 31" The Hindu 12/24
  • "Microsoft could split Feature Experience updates for Windows users: Microsoft may soon separate system and shell updates for Windows users." Hindustan Times 12/24
  • "Oracle and Microsoft expand their partnership to Canada" MSPoweruser 12/24
  • "IBM Research Created A Battery That Exceeds Lithium-Ion And Does So Without Hazardous Heavy Metals: Everything from electric vehicles to smartphones all run lithium-ion units with risky heavy metals that're a finite resource, IBM just made do without them" Rojak Daily 12/24
  • "IBM Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know" Zacks 12/24
  • "Nvidia SoC Boasts '7x Xavier Performance'" EE Times Asia 12/24
  • "IoT Applications and AI at The Edge Level" EE Times Asia 12/24
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "After Moving Higher, Apple May Stop Bearing Fruit While It Corrects" InvestorPlace 12/24
  • "Can Qualcomm See Sustainable Revenue Growth, Despite A One-Time Payment of $4.7 Billion By Apple?" Forbes 12/24
Industry News
  • "Stocks closed mixed on North Korea tensions, Boeing drag" MarketWatch 12/24
  • "Stocks Waver as Wall Street's Record Run Pauses: Stocks trade mixed Tuesday but not before Nasdaq sets an all-time intraday high." TheStreet 12/24
  • "Nasdaq closes at record high for ninth straight day amid quiet Christmas Eve session" FOXBusiness 12/24
  • "U.S. Stocks Tick Lower Ahead of Christmas Holiday: Trading volumes are thin, as some investors appear to be taking a break" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/24
  • "European Markets Trade Flat As Traders Wind Down For The Holidays" MarketWatch 12/24

 
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