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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Rises 86%, Pulls The Entire Market Higher"  24/7 Wall St. 7:52 AM
  • "Apple's Latest Lawsuit May Be A Move To 'Eliminate Public Jailbreaks,' Says Corellium" Redmond Pie 7:53 AM
  • "Tim Cook Has Increased Apple's Value by More Than $1 Trillion Since Replacing Steve Jobs. No Other CEO Can Say That."  Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/31
  • "Apple's Stock Soared 89% in 2019, Highlighting the Company's Resilience"  Fortune 12/31
  • "A decade of Apple: The most impactful moments of the past 10 years/And none of them are the iPhone X."  Macworld 12/31
  • "AirPods and Watch sales will continue to drive Apple's stock higher in 2020, Citi's Jim Suva says"  CNBC 12/31
  • "AirPods Pro are so popular Apple is struggling to keep up with demand" Cult of Mac 12/31
  • "Apple accused of crackdown on jailbreaking"  BBC 12/31
OS X
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Forget the password to your Mac? Here's how to get back in to your locked-down computer" CNET 8:52 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Creating Pie Charts From Lists Of Data In Mac Numbers" MacMost 2:17 PM
  • "How to manage your Safari Reading List on iPhone, iPad and Mac" iDownload Blog 7:51 AM
  • "How To Spell Check Your Documents On a Mac" MacMost 12/31
Op/Ed
  • "The macOS Now Playing Music Widget Could Do So Much More..." Kirkville 12/31
Press Releases
  • "Ushering in the Roaring Twenty-Twenties with Gozer" Rixstep 2:37 PM
  • "ProtonMail's ProtonCalendar beta is the 'first fully encrypted calendar app'" BetaNews 12/31
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Strikes New Deal with U.K. Chipmaker It Sidelined in 2017 - BNN Bloomberg" BNN Blooomberg 9:10 PM
  • "Apple, former partner Imagination Technologies ink new licensing agreement" AppleInsider 9:10 PM
  • "Apple could start using Imagination GPUs again for iPhones and beyond" SlashGear 9:03 PM
  • "Apple restores Imagination GPU chip agreement after public dispute and employee poaching" 9to5Mac 7:32 PM
  • "$100,000 in suspicious iPhones seized at Newark on the way to Moscow" Quartz 8:12 PM
  • "Here's what Apple has to say about the iPhone location tracking controversy" BGR 1:13 PM
  • "December 2019 in review: Apple releases the long awaited new Mac Pro" AppleInsider 2:19 PM
  • "November 2019 in review: Apple TV+, and the 16-inch MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 9:20 AM
  • "Apple and other tech companies may face restrictions in Russia due to new protectionist legislation" 9to5Mac 12/31
  • "Tech that defined the decade: A not-at-all-comprehensive look at the tech innovations of the 2010s." Engadget 12/31
  • "Woman uses iPhone's Emergency SOS in attempted assault" Cult of Mac 12/31
  • "October 2019 in review: AirPods Pro & lots of OS updates - but no Apple event" AppleInsider 12/31
  • "September 2019: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPad, and Series 5 Apple Watch" AppleInsider 12/31
  • "ToTok co-founder issues direct appeal to Apple and Google to reinstate app" Arabian Business 12/31
  • "Jimmy Iovine Knows Music and Tech. Here's Why He's WorriedThe record executive who made the leap to Silicon Valley looks back on the decade in the music business, and sees a major problem on the horizon." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/31
  • "Jimmy Iovine reveals what's wrong with streaming music, talks Steve Jobs" AppleInsider 12/31
  • "Smartwatch water resistance: The technology demystified" Digital Trends 12/31
  • "Dickinson — Past Meets Present | Apple TV+" YouTube 12/31
Non-Apple News
  • "ProtonMail just added an encrypted calendar to its encrypted Gmail competitor" The Verge 5:39 PM
  • "Google just beat humans at spotting breast cancer — but it won't replace them: A new study reveals Google AI is often better at detecting breast cancer than actual doctors" The Verge 5:01 PM
  • "Google AI surpassing humans in breast cancer prediction" 9to5Google 2:18 PM
  • "Study finds Google system could improve breast cancer detection" Reuters 1:11 PM
  • "Trump Signs Anti-Robocall Law, Increases Max Fine to $10,000: Courtesy of the TRACED Act, the federal government can issue fines of up to $10,000 per call. Carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile are also required to implement technologies that identify robocalls before their customers answer." PC Magazine 11:35 AM
  • "No foolin'—the 2010s were a crazy decade for tech: Spaceflight lived, software ownership died, and net neutrality lived and died." Ars Technica 7:52 AM
  • "No new batteries needed: the start-ups bringing wireless power to devices" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Chrome extension caught stealing crypto-wallet private keys: A Google Chrome extension named Shitcoin Wallet is stealing passwords and wallet private keys, security researcher says." ZDNet 7:43 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "MacVoices #19258: Rosemary Orchard Takes Control of Shortcuts" MacVoices 12/31
  • "2019 In Review – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-31" The Mac Observer 12/31
  • "Let's Talk iOS 324: What we want to see from Apple in 2020" iDownload Blog 12/31
Hardware/Software
  • "Your next iPhone — coming in 2021 — could be notchless, return to TouchID" Digital Trends 7:59 AM
  • "Apple May Ditch The Notch On The Next iPhone" WebProNews 3:57 PM
  • "iPhone 12 Concept Envisions Improbable 360-Degree Transparent Display [Video] Redmond Pie 3:26 PM
  • "iPhone 2020 a 5G Apple phone without notch: New 5G iPhone 12 models in development. In 2020, the top model even seems to have an in-display fingerprint scanner and an under-screen camera."  Google Dutch-to-English: LetsGoDigital 12/31
  • "Notchless iPhone could be top-end 2020 model – report" 9to5Mac 12/31
  • "Apple rumored to launch a notchless iPhone with in-display Touch ID in 2020" iDownload Blog 12/31
  • "Apple Responds to Report on iOS 13"s Frequent Location Tracking Reminders, Emphasizes Privacy" MacRumors 12/31
  • "Apple's privacy-first approach is why you're seeing those iOS 13 location tracking reminders" iDownload Blog 12/31
  • "Ultra Wideband (UWB) explained (and why it's in the iPhone 11)" Computerworld 12/31
  • "Apple wins their Seventh Patent for an iPhone with Touch Sidewall Displays" Patently Apple 12/31
  • "Apple wins Patent for a Virtual Acoustics Audio System for MacBooks that will Greatly Enhance Audio for Games, Sports and TV+" Patently Apple 12/31
  • "Apple patent filing hints at enhanced surround sound features for HomesPods, Macs" Apple World Today 12/31
  • "Apple researching HomePod-like audio for future MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 12/31
  • "Future AirPods and AirPods Pro could pack orientation sensors" Apple World Today 12/31
AppleCare/Helps
  • "How to tell if your iPad has water damage, and what to do if it does" Business Insider 12/31
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "16" & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/31
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/31
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/31

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Two months later: AirPods Pro versus Powerbeats Pro" AppleInsider 1:11 PM
  • "2019 Mac Pro with M.2 PCIe-based Flash RAID Carrier Boards" Bare Feats 12/31
  • "The best thing about Apple's new iPhone battery case is I don't need it: At the end of 2019, I've come to appreciate that the iPhone is finally fine with battery...but there's more if you want it." CNET 12/31
  • "Best Mechanical Keyboards For The Mac In 2019" Forbes 12/31
  • "PreSonus Eris E4.5 BT speakers review: The convenience of Bluetooth, the accuracy of studio monitors" TechHive 12/31
  • "Best noise-canceling headphones of 2020: Looking for an active noise-canceling headphone? These are CNET's current top picks." CNET 12/31
iOS Apps
  • "Best CarPlay apps to download on iPhone" 9to5Mac 9:04 PM
  • "Google Duo is the best video calling service you're not using: Google Duo has transformed into a robust video and audio messaging service." Android Central 12/31
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to install Zebra on your jailbroken device" iDownload Blog 2:48 PM
  • "How to Change How Long You Need to Squeeze & Press AirPods Pro" OS X Daily 11:14 AM
  • "How to connect your iPhone or iPad to a secured Wi-Fi network without a password: It's all about proximity and Contacts." Macworld 7:50 AM
  • "How to disable Screen Recording on your iPhone in 4 simple steps" Business Insider 12/31
  • "How To Sign In To iCloud.com" macReports 12/31
  • "How to translate an article on Safari using Shortcuts" iDownload Blog 12/31
Tips
  • "How to nail your fitness New Year's resolution with Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Looking Back On My 2019 Homescreen: A use for Siri and RSS strikes back!" 500ish Words 3:26 PM
  • "What To Expect From Apple In 2020" Redmond Pie 2:20 PM
  • "What Do You Want to See From Apple in 2020?" MacRumors 9:20 AM
  • "2020 iOS Predictions: iPad Pro and so many iPhones/Things could get more interesting in 2020." Macworld 7:53 AM
  • "iOS bugs and annoyances Apple desperately needs to fix in 2020: iOS has grown into a buggy hellstew, and I've lost faith in Apple's ability to fix it." ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "The top 5 Apple gadgets rumored for 2020" SlashGear 12/31
  • "This might be the smartphone design to replace the notch in 2020" BGR 12/31
  • "Your next iPhone — coming in 2021 — could be notchless, return to TouchID" Digital Trends 12/31
  • "October 2019 in review: AirPods Pro & lots of OS updates - but no Apple event/October 2019 was full of news about China, just not much about tariffs or manufacturing. It also had the first hints of the Mac Pro, and the macOS and iOS releases were stumbling ahead." AppleInsider 12/31
  • "Comment: A look back at my favorite Apple products as we end another decade" 9to5Mac 12/31
  • "What to Expect From Apple in 2020: New iPhones, Refreshed iPads, Apple Watch Series 6 and More" MacRumors 12/31
  • "Everything we think Apple will release in 2020" Mashable 12/31
  • "iPhone(s) of the Decade: the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" 512 Pixels 12/31
  • "Forget the $52,000 Mac Pro - the sweet spot is half that: With a fully loaded price exceeding $50,000, the new Mac Pro has polarized tech pundits. But the sweet spot configuration is $25k, not $50k. Is that too much as well? Not compared to past high-end Macs." ZDNet 12/31
  • "The decade in dumb: Looking back on the silliest of Apple commentary/Looking forward to better analysis in the 2020s." Macworld 12/31
Non-Apple
  • "Here's what I was thinking a decade ago, according to Google's records: A creepy way to celebrate 2020" The Verge 8:49 PM
  • "My New Year's Resolution Is to Focus My Anger" inessential 5:09 PM
  • "Lenovo Smart Display 7-inch review: The middle child the Nest family never had" 9to5Google 3:58 PM
  • "How we survive the surveillance apocalypse" The Hour 11:19 AM
  • "What's coming next to Google Stadia: Feature parity and the promise of cloud gaming" 9to5Google 9:20 AM
  • "The Internet of Things Will Fundamentally Change eCommerce" PC Magazine 7:44 AM
  • "Samsung Is Making the Best Phones" Gizmodo 12/31
  • "How home assistants ruined us, an explanation: It's the rise—and revenge—of the machines." Engadget 12/31
  • "The biggest tech event of the year is right around the corner, and it'll give us our first glimpse at the trends that will define 2020 — here's what to expect" Business Insider 12/31
  • "No one is ready for California's new consumer privacy law: Just like the GDPR, it's not totally clear what it means to be compliant with the CCPA" The Verge 12/31
  • "Google's Pixel 4A & Pixel 5 Have To Catch Up With Apple In 2020" Forbes 12/31
Humor/Cartoons
  • "BulkPods Case Holds and Charges 48 AirPods Simultaneously" theFlighter 12/31
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Duo adds emoji reactions for video messages" 9to5Google 11:13 AM
  • "Diet tracking app 'Calory' now tracks water, subtracts burned calories, more" 9to5Mac 12/31
  • "Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie is coming to Netflix" Cult of Mac 12/31
  • "Smoke app brings the Steam store to your Apple Watch: But, alas, you can't play Goose Game on your wrist." Engadget 12/31
  • "The 10 best iPhone and iPad games of 2019: Apple Arcade is great, but these 10 iOS games show there's still a lot to love in the regular App Store." [Slideshow] Macworld 12/31
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Seizes Web Domains From North Korea-linked Hacker Group" RTTNews 8:28 AM
  • "Ericsson, Microsoft Team Up for Next Generation of Connected Cars" This Day 9:03 PM
  • "AMD set to push the high performance computing envelope again in 2020" KitGuru 8:19 AM
  • "AMD Promises To Push High-Performance Computing at CES 2020" WCCFTech 8:23 AM
  • "Intel Comet Lake Core i9 10-Core 20-Thread Beast Chip Shows Big Performance Gains In Leaked Doc" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "EUV will use plasma and lasers to make next-gen chips: Extreme ultraviolet lithography is the next phase of chip manufacture." Engadget 11:14 AM
  • "Indians loving digital assistants on PCs too: HP India/As more and more Indians get accustomed to digital assistants on their smartphones, the trend will pick up in the PC segment too in 2020, a top HP India executive said on Tuesday." The Economic Times 8:24 AM
  • "France Demands $1.2 Billion from Google over Privacy" Market Realist 7:53 AM
  • "Y2K Was 20 Years Ago. Here Are 12 Things We Can't Live Without That Didn't Even Exist Then: Technology has come a long way since the day the computers were supposed to die." Inc. 8:52 AM
  • "The Tech That Will Invade Our Lives in 2020: From smart homes to ultrafast wireless speeds, here's what to watch." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:51 AM
  • "North Korean hackers stole sensitive information - Microsoft" Reuters 12/31
  • "Microsoft seizes control of 50 websites used by a North Korea-linked hacking group" Daily Mail (UK) 12/31
  • "Microsoft takes legal action against North Korean hackers: A cybercrime group called Thallium stole consumers' login information via phishing, says Microsoft." CNET 12/31
  • "Microsoft takes down domains of N.Korean hackers" Seeking Alpha 12/31
  • "What to Expect from Microsoft in 2020: New software, new hardware, and an aggressive mobile push" Softpedia 12/31
  • "6 AI features Microsoft added to Office in 2019" VentureBeat 12/31
  • "Microsoft's wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2019: Windows surges, Surface somewhat underwhelms, and Microsoft's gaming future looks bright once again. Plus, the most heartwarming moment of the year in tech." PCWorld 12/31
  • "Windows 7 users face last chance to upgrade to Windows 10 before Microsoft ends support" Metro UK 12/31
  • "First externally discovered flaws in Microsoft Edge (Chromium) uncovered" The Daily Swig 12/31
  • "Sony PS5 Rocks 9.2 TFLOP Navi GPU With 36 CUs, Xbox Series X Dialed In At 12 TFLOPs: Report" HotHardware 12/31
  • "AMD based Xbox Series X could have 3584 shader processors" Guru3D 12/31
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3980X 48-Core, 96-Thread Monster CPU Tipped For 2020 Launch" HotHardware 12/31
  • "Recent AMD Reports and Comments Bode Well for Future CPU Launches: Like the Zen 2 microarchitecture that powers AMD's latest desktop and server CPUs, the upcoming Zen 3 microarchitecture should deliver healthy performance gains." RealMoney 12/31
  • "Going forward, partners like IBM will 'keep the lights on': IBM India General Manager" The Economic Times 12/31
  • "Tech review: HP Elite Dragonfly is a near-perfect business convertible" The Straits Times 12/31
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "13 ways of looking at Apple's best year in a decade: New Year's Eve special." Apple 3.0 12/31
  • "After its strongest year in a decade, Apple stock is historically expensive on a price-to-earnings basis" CNBC 12/31
  • "Apple Inc.: One Of The Safest Investments In The Event Of A Recession" Seeking Alpha 12/31
  • "Is Apple Stock Outpacing Its Computer and Technology Peers This Year?" Zacks 12/31
  • "The four largest tech companies are now worth more than $4 trillion"  Quartz 12/31
Industry News
  • "Stock market ends 2019 on a high note as Wall Street closes out a banner year" MarketWatch 12/31
  • "Stocks End Higher on Last Day of 2019 as Trump Says He'll Sign U.S.-China Phase 1 Deal Jan. 15 - Stock Market - Business News, Market Data, Stock Analysis" TheStreet 12/31
  • "Market trends could continue into 2020: Strategist Video" FOXBusiness 12/31
  • "The Bull Market Is Charging Into 2020: Stocks produced their best gains in years for investors in 2019, both in the U.S. and abroad" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/31
  • "European stocks down in thin trading - MarketWatch" MarketWatch 12/31

 
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