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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple TV+ is already running low on content 2 months on" ["It's all very confusing. $4.99 per month (if you didn't buy a new Apple device) seemed an aggressive price point for Apple TV+. It undercut Netflix, the new Disney+ service, and others. Now it seems a bit steep. Apple TV+ has so far nailed the quality of its shows. But it could sure do with a bit of quantity to go with it."]  Cult of Mac 7:25 AM
  • "Apple will need to reckon with Russia in 2020, thanks to a new law forcing pre-installation of Kremlin-approved apps"  Business Insider 7:53 AM
  • "In 2020, Apple is poised to push HomeKit forward: Apple's entry into the smart home tech market has at times seemed slow, but in 2020 it may finally get some legs." Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "Apple Tells Justices $439M VirnetX Verdict Is 'Grossly Unfair'" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8:29 AM
  • "Apple files new DMCA charges against security vendor: New charges in an old case" The Verge 11:26 AM
  • "Apple targets jailbreaking in lawsuit against iOS virtualization company: Corellium responds, says Apple is 'demonizing' jailbreaking with new DMCA claim." Ars Technica 2:55 PM
  • "Apple and GPU-maker Imagination make-nice in new licensing deal: One of tech's nastiest breakups has led to an amiable reconciliation." Ars Technica 1:57 PM
  • "FY 20 First Quarter Results: Apple's conference call to discuss first fiscal quarter results is scheduled for Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET." Apple Investor Relations 5:48 PM
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "GIMP vs. Photoshop: We compare the leading free and subscription image editors/We break it down by essential features and declare winners." PCWorld 7:57 AM
  • "Mac: How to always allow downloads in Safari" 9to5Mac 7:37 PM
  • "Control Intel's Turbo Boost CPU technology with Turbo Boost Switcher for Mac" iDownload Blog 11:57 AM
  • "macOS Catalina: How to turn your iPad into a second display with Sidecar" 9to5Mac 1:18 PM
  • "How to Change How The Function Keys Work in macOS Catalina" The Mac Observer 12:06 PM
  • "How to quickly find large files on your Mac" iDownload Blog 7:36 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Catalina's privacy protection backfires again: why you can't save a logarchive there" Eclectic Light Company 7:40 AM
Press Releases
  • "Firefox 72 will let users delete data the browser collects about them" BetaNews 7:36 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Sweeps Device Sales During Key U.S. Holiday..." Flurry 10:40 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone dominated U.S. holiday smartphone sales – Flurry" Apple Must 9:59 AM
  • "Apple wins Christmas: iPhone claims top 9 spots for mobile device activations in the US" 9to5Mac 5:54 PM
  • "Sensor Tower: Global App Store Spending on Christmas Day 2019 Hit a Record $193 Million" MacRumors 7:26 AM
  • "Apple Puts In Rare Appearance At CES To Talk About Privacy" Forbes 1:56 PM
  • "Jimmy Iovine, the legendary music executive who helped create Apple Music, thinks streaming has a margins problem" Business Insider 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Chief Tim Cook's Pay Fell in 2019: Tech giant beat its financial goals, but weaker iPhone sales contributed to roughly 25% decline in CEO's compensation" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:28 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Earned Over $11 Million in 2019, Not Counting Stock Awards" MacRumors 5:49 PM
  • "Tim Cook donated $2 million in Apple shares to an unnamed charity" Business Insider 7:53 AM
  • "Tim Cook Makes Charitable Donation of $2 Million Worth of Apple Stock" The Mac Observer 7:34 AM
  • "Man's Apple watch proves he lied about anti-Semitic stabbing in West Bloomfield" Fox 2 Detroit 11:28 AM
  • "Visible: Out on Television — First Look | Apple TV+" YouTube 11:32 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "U.S. government limits exports of artificial intelligence software" Reuters 9:02 PM
  • "Scammer's Internet Domain Uses the Date to Mask Phishing Attack" PC Magazine 9:01 PM
  • "Google is killing digital magazines in News" Engadget 7:58 PM
  • "CES 2020: How AI fitness apps now rival personal trainers" [Video Report] BBC 6:25 PM
  • "TikTok might have built in a deepfakes maker on the sly" CNET 5:55 PM
  • "First LG G9 renders pop up with quad cameras and headphone jack: Well, it sure is a smartphone." Android Central 10:15 AM
  • "Samsung Unpacks Bodacious Odyssey G9 49-inch QLED 240Hz FreeSync 2 Gaming Monitor" HotHardware 5:04 PM
  • "Samsung Sold So Many 5G Galaxy Phones In 2019 It Now Accounts For Half The Market" HotHardware 5:03 PM
  • "Samsung announces the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite" The Verge 8:51 AM
  • "OnePlus' Concept One smartphone has a 'disappearing' camera: Variable tinted glass hides the cameras on OnePlus' concept device" The Verge 7:36 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "CES 2020 Preview – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-03" The Mac Observer 1:52 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 258: Red Apple Watch, Apple TV+ taps HBO chief, iPhone 12 rumors" 9to5Mac 10:49 AM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: January 03, 2020 – Apple TV+ hire, new LG AirPlay 2 TVs" 9to5Mac 10:30 AM
  • "Apple may be prepping a super-charged gaming Mac. Seriously. We discuss, on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:29 AM
  • "Sex Toys, AI Toothbrushes, and More in the CES Forecast/The Gadget Lab crew discusses what they expect to see next week in Las Vegas: facial-recognition tech, 5G everywhere, and self-driving scooters galore." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:57 AM
  • "Engadget Podcast: CES 2020 here we come!" Engadget 7:53 AM
  • "'iPhone SE 2,' an end to robocalls, and Jimmy Iovine's thoughts on streaming on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 7:47 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple's 2020 iPhone chip may be smaller, more efficient, and 5G capable" Digital Trends 7:46 AM
  • "Apple to Enter Samsung-Dominated 5G Handset Market" Zacks 10:19 AM
  • "2020 iPhones may adopt more power efficient, thinner displays" iDownload Blog 10:30 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "The Apple TV Library File Cannot Be Saved. An Unknown Error Occurred (-54)" macReports 7:41 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "16" & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Mac Pro Hands-On: Adding Additional SSD Storage Using a PCIe Slot" MacRumors 5:54 PM
  • "Review: Zens Liberty succeeds in many of the ways AirPower failed" AppleInsider 7:47 AM
  • "This new wireless charger from Zens nearly fulfills the promise of Apple's AirPower" TechCrunch 7:47 AM
iOS Apps
  • "'Doomsday Vault' impressions: A puzzler with an environmentalist message" Macworld 7:37 PM
  • "Apple Arcade: 'Unleash the Light' Review – An Apple Arcade Gem" Touch Arcade 5:55 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to 'screenshot' music and videos on your iPhone" Cult of Mac 1:18 PM
  • "How To Resize Photos With a Shortcut On Your iPhone Or iPad" MacMost 1:13 PM
  • "How to Check iPhone Camera Orientation When Taking Photos or Videos" OS X Daily 10:49 AM
  • "How to delete your Google Maps search history on a computer or mobile device" Business Insider 10:30 AM
  • "How to change your AirDrop name on an iPhone in 5 simple steps" Business Insider 10:19 AM
  • "How to change your AirPods Pro controls to suit you" Apple Must 10:17 AM
  • "How to rename rooms in the Home app" iMore 7:46 AM
Tips
  • "9 iPhone and iPad security and privacy features to set up right now" Intego 7:40 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple: An Options Strategy if You Expect a Recession" Market Realist 5:55 PM
  • "Apple 2020 preview: iPhone 12, Watch 6, iPad Pro 4, and more!" iMore 10:31 AM
  • "Apple & Steve Jobs defined mobile in the 2010s" Om Malik 8:52 AM
  • "What the Death of iTunes Says About Our Digital Habits: We started the 2010s obsessed with our electronic hygiene—and ended them a nation of digital hoarders. Eleven ideas about the decade that killed iTunes." The Atlantic 8:51 AM
  • "What we think we know about iPhone 2020" Computerworld 8:48 AM
  • "Photographer notices iPhone 11"s telephoto lens doesn't support Night Mode. Internet loses its mind: But we already knew that." iMore 8:29 AM
  • "I swapped out the newest Apple Watch for a cheaper model that's more than 2 years old — and there's only one thing I missed about it" Business Insider 7:58 AM
  • "2020 New Year's resolutions for iPhone users: The self-improvement promises we make to ourselves at the start of the year should absolutely include how we use our iPhones." Macworld 7:26 AM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Diversion: Testing Faith -Non-synchronisation of Photos on iPhone 11 Pro" eXtensions 7:21 AM
Non-Apple
  • "CES 2020: What to expect" Engadget 8:51 AM
  • "TikTok's First Transparency Report Doesn't Tell the Full Story: The app says it didn't receive any requests for user information from China during the first half of 2019. That might not reassure skeptics." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:57 AM
  • "My stance on the headphone jack hasn't changed, but I have" Android Authority 7:46 AM
  • "More hole punch displays are coming, because we don't deserve nice things" Android Central 7:46 AM
  • "Here's yet another reason to be worried about your smart home camera" Digital Trends 7:46 AM
  • "'Don't be evil': Has Google forgotten its original motto?" ZDNet 11:23 AM
  • "Google's identity crisis is deepening" The Verge 7:36 AM
  • "The human love affair with screens — how did we get here?" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:33 AM
  • "Chromebooks aren't for everyone, and that's OK" Android Central 7:28 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Siri Shortcuts coming to Intellithings RoomMe Bluetooth-based occupancy sensors" 9to5Mac 6:47 PM
  • "SwitchArcade Presents: Ten 2020 Switch Releases We're Looking Forward To" Touch Arcade 1:18 PM
  • "Post-Apocalyptic Adventure Game 'Doomsday Vault' Now Available on Apple Arcade" MacRumors 1:52 PM
  • "Apple Arcade adds adventure game 'Doomsday Vault'" iDownload Blog 1:17 PM
  • "Quest to rescue Earth's plants in Doomsday Vault on Apple Arcade" Cult of Mac 1:17 PM
  • "CES 2020: Interesting Apple HomeKit product announcements" Apple Must 11:41 AM
  • "Apple Now Allowing AirPods Charging Cases to Be Engraved With Emojis: Apple today added updated engraving options for the AirPods Charging Case, allowing customers who purchase ‌AirPods‌ to choose to engrave emoji characters on their devices." MacRumors 11:26 AM
  • "Make a dumb device smart – with HomeKit button pusher" 9to5Mac 7:47 AM
  • "Dell laptops will soon become a lot more friendly to iPhones" Mashable 7:45 AM
  • "LG's new 8K TVs support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit" AppleInsider 7:26 AM
  • "Zens Liberty is no AirPower charger, but it's the closest thing we've yet seen" 9to5Mac 7:24 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's 3 Biggest Challenges for 2020: Microsoft's performance this year could be determined in part by further growth in Azure, execution on key strategic initiatives, and ability to weather any potential pullback in corporate tech spending." TheStreet 7:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Stock Soared in 2019. Here's Why It Could Continue to Outperform This Year." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Partners With Luxoft on Connected Vehicle Platform" Zacks 10:19 AM
  • "AMD Broke Through Its All-Time High Of $48 But Here Is Why It's Just The Beginning" WCCFTech 8:21 AM
  • "AMD just hit its first record high in two decades. Here's what's next" CNBC 8:20 AM
  • "AMD's hot 2020 start could lead to another S&P record" Axios 8:21 AM
  • "AMD Hits a New 52-Week High, Sees a Powerful Start to 2020" Zacks 10:09 AM
  • "AMD to usurp Apple as TSMC's largest 7nm customer" Hexus 8:22 AM
  • "AMD's unannounced Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card leaked in full on XFX's website" PCWorld 10:30 AM
  • "AMD May Show Off What Zen 3 Can Do at CES 2020" Digital Trends 10:30 AM
  • "AMD may unveil Zen 3 CPU architecture details at CES 2020" Digital Trends 8:22 AM
  • "Intel Releases the Horse Ridge Chip for Quantum Computing!" WCCFTech 8:23 AM
  • "This could be the shape of Intel's future 10nm desktop Alder Lake CPUs" PCGamesN 8:23 AM
  • "An Interconnected Interview with Intel's Ramune Nagisetty: A Future with Foveros" AnandTech 8:23 AM
  • "Dell puts RSA on the block: Dell Technologies has hired Morgan Stanley to sell its RSA security business, according to PE Hub." Blocks and Files 8:17 AM
  • "Dell's Upcoming XPS 13 Linux Laptop Includes A Highly Requested New Feature" Forbes 8:04 AM
  • "Dell intros smaller, thinner XPS 13 with larger screen" Hexus 8:16 AM
  • "Dell Launches New Range Of Professional Monitors At CES 2020" Gizbot 8:19 AM
  • "HP OfficeJet Pro 9020: For a seamless workflow in 2020" Manila Bulletin 8:15 AM
  • "Oracle copied Amazon's API—was that copyright infringement?" Ars Technica 1:57 PM
  • "Oracle HCM Cloud to Boost Extreme Networks HR Capabilities" Zacks 8:13 AM
  • "Cisco critical bugs: Nexus data center switch software needs patching now" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "Global semiconductor sales continue slide" DigiTimes 7:51 AM
  • "Power outage at Samsung fab to affect memory spot prices" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:52 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Wedbush's Ives Sees Apple Shares Breaking Out, Possibly Above $350" Bloomberg TV 9:02 PM
  • "Tim Cook's personal security and travel expenses surged in 2019 as Trump's trade war with China threatened to gash Apple's profit" Business Insider 6:47 PM
  • "Apple Was the Dow's Best Stock in 2019. What Could Happen Next." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:33 AM
  • "Apple shares just passed another historic milestone" Cult of Mac 7:25 AM
  • "Apple Stock Target Price Boosted by Two Wall Street Firms" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:23 AM
  • "Apple Analysts Raise Price Targets, iPhone Still Driving Bullishness Months After Release" Benzinga 1:18 PM
  • "Trump kills Apple's bull run" Apple 3.0 7:40 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow logs worst day in 4 weeks, amid rising Middle East tensions and weak U.S. factory data: Oil, gold, U.S. Treasurys notch gains as Iran vows revenge for killing of military commander" MarketWatch 5:44 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Lower, Oil Prices Higher After U.S. Kills Iranian Military Leader: Stocks finished lower Friday after a U.S. military strike killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force." TheStreet 5:43 PM
  • "Stock Market Trims Losses After U.S. Airstrike Sends Stocks Tumbling; Apple, Incyte, Tesla Key Movers" Investor's Business Daily 5:43 PM
  • "Stocks volatile after Iranain top military leader killed by US: Escalating tensions in Iran, Iraq hitting US stocks" FOXBusiness 5:43 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Falter, Oil Climbs After U.S. Airstrike Kills Iranian Military Leader: Investors dash for haven assets like gold and government bonds" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:42 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed in aftermath of Iran general's death: Oil stocks surge as global uncertainty rises after U.S. airstrike" MarketWatch 8:25 AM
  • "European stocks drop and oil soars after U.S. airstrike kills top Iranian general" MarketWatch 8:25 AM

 
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