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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Is Moving Past the iPhone. Here's Why That's Inevitable: Get ready for the next wave of growth at Apple."  Inc. 1:01 PM
  • "Apple rejects claims it did not provide assistance in Pensacola shooting probe"  Reuters 8:56 PM
  • "Barr Asks Apple to Unlock iPhones of Pensacola Gunman: The request set up a collision between law enforcement and big technology firms in the latest battle over privacy and security. Attorney General William P. Barr escalated an ongoing fight between the Justice Department and Apple regarding personal privacy and public safety."  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:05 PM
  • "Apple called out for lack of 'substantive' help unlocking gunman's iPhones: Attorney General William Barr delivered an update on the investigation into the December shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station." CNET 4:43 PM
  • "US Demands Apple Unlock Two iPhones from Pensacola Shooter: 'This situation perfectly illustrates why it is critical that investigators be able to get access to digital evidence once they have obtained a court order based on probable cause,' US Attorney General William Barr said on Monday." PC Magazine 8:34 PM
  • "Trump's attorney general asks Apple to unlock a shooter's iPhones: The request follows one from the FBI last week" The Verge 4:43 PM
  • "Barr Blasts Apple for Not Helping Unlock Shooter's iPhones" Bloomberg 4:47 PM
  • "The U.S. government is pressuring Apple to unlock an iPhone. Again." Mashable 4:46 PM
  • "Microsoft CEO says encryption backdoors are a 'terrible idea': But won't defend Apple in Pensacola case" The Verge 4:43 PM
  • "Apple Lawsuit Against Cyber Startup Threatens 'Dangerous' Expansion Of Copyright Law"  Forbes 7:14 AM
  • "Apple Sued by Masimo Over Tech Used in Apple Watch: Patent Infringement, Trade Secret Misappropriation, Ownership of Patents" Tech Times 8:39 AM
  • "Kuo: All 5G iPhones on Track to Launch in Fall 2020, Including Both Sub-6GHz and mmWave Models"  MacRumors 7:47 AM
  • "Upcoming 5G 'iPhone 12" expected to support 'true' mmWave 5G" AppleInsider 7:48 AM
OS X
News
  • "macOS beta hints at future 'Pro Mode' to boost performance on portable Macs"  9to5Mac 4:29 PM
  • "Macs May Be Getting 'Pro Mode' Option to Boost Performance, According to macOS Catalina Beta" MacRumors 4:45 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How to fix 'File could not be executed because you do not have appropriate access privileges' on macOS" AddictiveTips 8:31 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Streamline Your Multicam Paper Cuts in FCPX Using Transcription" fcp.co 6:22 PM
  • "Audio App For MacBook Pro, MacBook Air Can Make A Big Difference In Sound Quality" Forbes 8:23 AM
  • "How to switch the language and region used by your Mac: Depending on the languages you speak and country or region you're familiar with, you may want to switch among options." Macworld 7:50 AM
  • "How to build an Automator script to open multiple websites" Apple Must 1:01 PM
  • "How to Backup iPhone or iPad to Mac in MacOS Catalina with Finder" OS X Daily 10:10 AM
  • "How To Create Custom Folder And Drive Icons For Your Mac" MacMost 4:28 PM
Press Releases
  • "Apple introduces 'Reality Converter' app to view, edit USDZ 3D objects on Mac" AppleInsider 5:47 PM
  • "Navicat Data Modeler 3.0 Is Released" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Cisdem Mac Video Converter 5.0.0 Fixes Bugs and Optimizes Memory Usage" prMac 7:55 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's App Store generates a billion dollars a week: We're more willing than ever to buy digital products, and that's good for Apple" Computerworld 9:14 AM
  • "Apple's new privacy features have further rattled the location-based ad market"  Digiday 1:53 PM
  • "App tracking alert in iOS 13 has dramatically cut location data flow to ad industry" AppleInsider 2:11 PM
  • "Ex-Apple SVP Tony Fadell says the original iPod was designed, engineered and released within the same year" 9to5Mac 7:46 AM
  • "2019's Top 'Free' Games Each Made $1.5 Billion-Plus" PC Magazine 7:11 AM
  • "Plea to retrieve JNU footage: HC notice to WhatsApp, Google, Apple, Delhi Police" The Indian Express 7:47 AM
  • "Apple asked to provide iPhone evidence in college campus attack investigation" Cult of Mac 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Celebrating Chinese New Year With Heartwarming Short Film, Today at Apple Sessions, and Gift Guide" MacRumors 9:22 AM
  • "Apple to Show Off Apple TV+ Show 'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' at PAX South" MacRumors 8:26 PM
  • "Oprah Winfrey has dropped her Apple TV Plus documentary on the Time's Up movement, citing creative differences with the filmmakers" Business Insider 7:50 AM
  • "'The Morning Show' Actor Billy Crudup Wins 2020 Critics' Choice Award" MacRumors 7:48 AM
  • "'The Morning Show' nets Apple TV+ its first industry award: Billy Crudup won for best supporting actor at the Critics' Choice Awards." Engadget 1:17 PM
  • "'See': Dave Bautista Joins Season 2 Of Apple Drama Series" Deadline 1:03 PM
  • "Truth Be Told - 'Reconsidered' | Apple TV+" YouTube 10:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google parent company Alphabet on verge of trillion-dollar valuation" Telegraph 2:11 PM
  • "Instacart Workers Are Calling for a National Boycott of the Grocery Delivery App: 'I don't believe there's another gig economy company with workers who are more pissed.'" ["Many of the app's 130,000 workers claim to have seen their pay drop by more than 50 percent in 2019 alone, as the company has sought to lower costs and appease its investors."] Vice 1:07 PM
  • "Amazon's Bezos to Face Unprecedented Protests During India Trip" Bloomberg 10:47 AM
  • "'Cable Haunt' Flaw Leaves Millions of Modems Vulnerable" The Mac Observer 10:35 AM
  • "EU: We May Need a Law to Force iPhones to Adopt USB-C/Over the past decade, the European Commission has been pushing for a single charging method for mobile phone devices. However, it's done so by encouraging tech vendors to voluntarily adopt a single charging standard. Now it's looking at a legislative approach." PC Magazine 8:35 PM
  • "Call to introduce common charger for all mobile phones: To reduce electronic waste and make consumers' life easier, MEPs want binding measures for chargers to fit all mobile phones and other portable devices."  European Parliament 10:11 AM
  • "European Lawmakers Want to Force All Smartphones to Have Same Charging Port, Apple Defends Lightning" MacRumors 10:12 AM
  • "Cookie consent: Most websites break law by making it hard to 'reject all' tracking/A new study shows hardly any website cookie consent forms comply with Europe's GDPR rules." ZDNet 9:22 AM
  • "LG undercuts AirPods Pro with its first true wireless earbuds, but not by much" phoneArena 8:38 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Tidbits Managing Editor Josh Centers (#6) -TMO Background Mode Interview" The Mac Observer 4:27 PM
  • "Cable Haunt, iPod Timeline – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-13" The Mac Observer 1:01 PM
  • "CES Wrap-up, Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found – Mac Geek Gab 797" The Mac Observer 7:12 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Files Unreleased Mac in Eurasian Database, Perhaps a 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Scissor Keyboard?"  MacRumors 10:10 AM
  • "New evidence shows MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard likely coming soon" 9to5Mac 1:02 PM
  • "Apple gets regulatory approval for mystery MacBook: Could it be the next laptop with a Magic Keyboard?" The Verge 1:03 PM
  • "Report: Rumored 5.4-inch iPhone to be similar in size to the iPhone 8, support Face ID" 9to5Mac 8:30 PM
  • "Upcoming Fall 2020 5.4-Inch iPhone Will Be Similar in Size to iPhone 8" MacRumors 8:31 PM
  • "Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Grew 2.3% in 4Q19 and 0.6% for the Year" Gartner 4:45 PM
  • "Mac Shipments Down in Q4 2019 Amid Overall PC Market Growth" MacRumors 4:46 PM
  • "iPhone trade-in values: Apple cuts what you get by up to $100 globally/Apple now offers about 15% to 17% less for your old iPhone when you upgrade to a new one." ZDNet 7:11 AM
  • "Apple quietly reduces trade-in value for iPhones, iPads by up to $100" Digital Trends 8:00 AM
  • "How these AirPods competitors are plotting to take on Apple in 2020: Believe it or not, there's room to go up against Apple's best-selling earbuds." Fast Company 8:38 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "AirPods Pro 2C54 Firmware: Worse Noise Canceling, Improved Frequency Response and Bass Accuracy" MacRumors 8:27 PM
  • "Apple launches replacement program for iPhone battery cases" Ars Technica 4:43 PM
  • "Your iPhone XS or XR battery case could be due a free replacement from Apple: Charging faults have been discovered across three models" The Verge 7:55 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:12 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:12 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Three half marathon Apple Watch Series 5 battery tests with LTE, always-on display, and Apple Music" 9to5Mac 10:33 AM
  • "Back to the Mac 015: My Mac Pro upgrades – 24TB SSD and 384GB of RAM [Video] 9to5Mac 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Mac mini vs Intel NUC — the lightweights spar" AppleInsider 10:34 AM
  • "LG TONE Free HBS-FL7 hands-on: Fully wireless earbuds with UV LED bacteria deterrent and Google Assistant" ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "AIAIAI TMA-2 modular headphone review: You'll pay a steep price to build your own headphone" TechHive 7:50 AM
  • "Review: AirSnap Pro is a great accessory for AirPods Pro users" Apple World Today 8:10 AM
iOS Apps
  • "'End of the Universe' Review – To the Ends of the Universe, and Beyond" Touch Arcade 5:47 PM
  • "Apple Arcade: 'Card of Darkness' Review – Like a Box of Chocolates" Touch Arcade 4:43 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to edit the sidebar in Gmail for web" AddictiveTips 8:31 PM
  • "Rename AirPods to Something Else on iPhone, iPad [Name Change Tutorial] WCCFTech 8:37 AM
  • "How I upgraded my USB-C power banks and chargers to make them easier and more convenient to use: It took me a while to realize that the magnetic breakaway adapters I've been using on my MacBook Pro would work really well on chargers and battery power banks." ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "How to change your Apple Home app wallpaper to match your style" iDownload Blog 7:59 AM
Tips
  • "These tips make text-selection on iPhone and iPad far less frustrating" Cult of Mac 1:16 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Feature Request: A 'Low Power Mode' for macOS to extend MacBook battery life" 9to5Mac 8:30 PM
  • "Opinion: Apple shareholders should be thankful the company isn't handing them more cash" MarketWatch 8:14 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Tech exceptionalism is over, and now things need to change" Mashable 5:21 PM
  • "It's Time to Stop Making Excuses for Amazon's Disposable Tech" iFixit 10:33 AM
  • "Linus Torvalds says 'Don't use ZFS'—but doesn't seem to understand it: Linus should avoid authoritative statements about projects he's unfamiliar with." Ars Technica 8:08 AM
  • "I canceled Spotify and used YouTube Music for a month — here's why I'm not going back: It's not perfect, but YouTube Music is good enough that I can't justify spending money for both services." Android Central 8:03 AM
  • "Please, Android phone makers, just give us better cameras, not more dumb gimmicks: OnePlus's 'invisible camera' is the height of Why, but it's not the only culprit." PCWorld 7:50 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Solid State Logic put its pro tech into tiny audio interfaces for bedroom producers: The SSL 2 and SSL 2+" The Verge 9:22 AM
  • "Valve Just Updated 'Steam Link' with Support for Better Zooming, Gyroscope and Trackpad Options, Steam Overlay Shortcut, and More" Touch Arcade 8:08 AM
  • "Saurik issues rare update for Cydia Substrate w/ iOS 13 support & critical bug fix" iDownload Blog 7:59 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM says that an Oracle victory in its Supreme Court clash with Google would 'hurt business and impede innovation'" [BI Prime] Business Insider 1:17 PM
  • "IBM to Continue Army ERP System Support Under $146M Contract Modification" GovConWire 8:26 AM
  • "IBM says purpose-driven shoppers are changing retail" Retail Leader 8:26 AM
  • "IBM Revenue Estimates Look Too High in the Face of 'Macro Headwinds,' Says Analyst" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:12 AM
  • "AMD vs. Intel: Which CPU is likely to be faster this year? With AMD's 7nm Ryzen 4000 finally here, we handicap who is likely to win the laptop performance crown in 2020." PCWorld 7:39 AM
  • "2nd Generation AMD EPYC™ processors in new Atos supercomputer aim to reduce impact of severe weather events" StreetInsider 8:28 AM
  • "AMD Outs Athlon 3000 Gold and Silver 'Zen' 15W Mobile SoCs" Guru3D 8:28 AM
  • "AMD talks Threadripper: How it works, who should buy it, and what's that price again? It's easy to be dazzled by 64 cores, but this chip isn't for everyone." PCWorld 2:27 PM
  • "Intel shows off Xe DG1 GPU at CES 2020" bit-tech 8:30 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-10990XE Rumored To Wield 22 Cores, 44 Threads To Pummel Multi-Threaded Workloads" HotHardware 4:28 PM
  • "Intel Forays Into GPU Arena With New Xe DG1 Card" Zacks 10:34 AM
  • "I Ran Off with Intel's Tiger Lake Wafer. Who Wants a Die Shot?" AnandTech 8:30 AM
  • "Asus built a mini GPU specifically for Intel's tiny gaming box: The new RTX 2070 is just under eight inches long" The Verge 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft's Nadella Says Tech Intensity Will Drive Retail in 2020: Data is waiting to be leveraged for better insights on commerce and customer habits in the retail space." InformationWeek 1:24 PM
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella warns that technological progress hasn't led to broad economic growth the way experts thought, and 'quite frankly, I'm worried'" [BI Prime] Business Insider 2:27 PM
  • "Microsoft wields ML to catch child predators, city drops 7-year facial-recognition experiment after no arrests..." The Register 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Strives to Simplify Surface Device Repairability" Zacks 10:09 AM
  • "Xerox Can't Just Copy the Same Offer for HP" Bloomberg 8:01 AM
  • "Cloud 'land grab' to descend on SA this year: Rivals Microsoft, Oracle and Huawei are readying for cloud battles in 2020." IT Web 8:21 AM
  • "Torvalds warns against Oracle module" Fudzilla 8:21 AM
  • "Oracle: Valuation Could Have Hit A Floor Though Growth Remains Uncertain" Seeking Alpha 8:21 AM
  • "Oracle Hires Amazon Web Services Exec As New Chief Marketing Officer" Forbes 4:43 PM
  • "Cisco outlines what the biggest technology trends for 2020 will be" ITP Technology 8:19 AM
  • "How tech giants are ducking California's new laws" Axios 7:59 AM
  • "Global PC Shipments Rise 2.3%; China's Lenovo Remains No. 1" Bloomberg 6:41 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Boom! Apple sets fourth all-time high in four days" Apple 3.0 4:42 PM
  • "Apple Raised to Street-High Target of $375 as Optimism Grows" Bloomberg 4:43 PM
  • "Stretched Tech Stocks leave some investors seeking off-ramp" ["Just four stocks - Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon - generated more than 20% of the S&P 500's total return last year, according to data from S&P Dow Jones Indices."] Reuters 7:54 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow lags as S&P 500, Nasdaq clinch record finish: Investors await U.S.-China trade-deal signing, earnings season kickoff" MarketWatch 4:34 PM
  • "S&P 500 and Nasdaq Close at Record Highs as Wall Street Awaits Signing of U.S.-China Trade Pact: The phase one trade agreement between the U.S. and China is expected to be signed Wednesday." TheStreet 4:34 PM
  • "S&P, Nasdaq hit new record ahead US-China trade deal signing: Wall Street captures more market records" FOXBusiness 4:34 PM
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq Rise to Records as Geopolitical Risks Abate: U.S. and China prepare to sign phase-one trade deal" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:33 PM
  • "Asian markets subdued ahead of signing of U.S.-China 'phase one' trade deal: Stocks edge up in Hong Kong, mainland China; Nikkei closed" MarketWatch 8:13 AM
  • "European stocks inch higher amid caution over earnings season: Renault lower on report of possible Nissan action" MarketWatch 8:13 AM

 
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