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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple pushes back against EU common charger, warns of innovation risks"  Reuters 10:33 AM
  • "Apple says losing Lightning port will create waste"  BBC 10:32 AM
  • "Apple and Google's tough new location privacy controls are working: As users opt out of tracking en masse, advertisers will have to make do with limited location data."  Fast Company 3:07 PM
  • "Jobs, Cook, Ive—Blevins? The Rise of Apple's Cost Cutter: Apple procurement executive Tony Blevins's job is to stare down suppliers and slash prices to the bone, an increasingly vital role"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:28 PM
  • "Apple Stems IPhone Sales Drop in India With Hopes High for 2020"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:43 AM
  • "Apple met with Ukraine's foreign minister at Davos and it looks like they discussed Apple's controversial decision to alter its maps to please Russia"  Business Insider 7:56 AM
  • "Apple, Broadcom Strike $15 Billion Worth of Chip-Supply Deals"  Bloomberg 4:48 PM
  • "Apple and Broadcom sign $15 billion wireless parts deal through 2023" VentureBeat 6:02 PM
  • "Broadcom signs two new multi-year deals to supply Apple components" ZDNet 6:04 PM
  • "iPad at 10: Why apps made the iPad a success/The App Store and iWork saved the iPad from being 'just a big iPhone.'"  Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "Apple blasted by Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz in Davos for failing to pay taxes" 9to5Mac 10:09 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Likely to Drop Adobe Flash Support in Next Version of Safari" MacRumors 8:24 AM
  • "Adobe Premiere Pro teases Google Drive-like collaborative editing" The Verge 8:30 AM
  • "Mac users are getting bombarded by laughably unsophisticated malware: For malware so trite and crude, Shlayer is surprisingly prolific." Ars Technica 4:35 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Some users report a macOS Catalina bug that sees displays reset to max brightness after sleeping" iMore 8:35 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "This Command key shortcut will change how you use your Mac" Cult of Mac 4:34 PM
  • "How to switch up your Apple ID if you're leaving an organization that needs account access" Macworld 8:35 AM
  • "How to insert tables into emails in Mail on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:20 AM
  • "The Complete Guide To Taking Screenshots On a Mac" MacMost 2:29 PM
  • "How to subscribe to a Google Calendar or share your calendar with someone, so you can see each other's schedules" Business Insider 2:33 PM
  • "LaTeX addresses on the Mac and iOS" Dr. Drang 9:00 PM
Press Releases
  • "Psyonix giving up on macOS support for 'Rocket League' in March" AppleInsider 4:34 PM
  • "'Rocket League' dropping support for macOS in March, but some features will still work" 9to5Mac 2:31 PM
  • "The excellent RPG, Path of Exile, is coming to Mac" Mac Gamer HQ 10:08 AM
  • "Jamf Announces Product Integration That Combines Powerful IT Workflows with Streamlined Mac Authentication and Identity Management" Jamf 9:57 AM
  • "Overdrive Your Audio, and Much More, With SoundSource 4.2" Rogue Amoeba 8:24 AM
  • "Update to My Take Control of macOS Media Apps" Kirkville 8:12 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's new connected gyms program gives you benefits for working out with Apple Watch"  CNBC 8:13 AM
  • "Apple is trying to give you another big reason to use the Apple Watch at the gym, and it's further evidence that it's becoming a force in the fitness industry" Business Insider 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Watch Connected gym partnership aims to turn activity into rewards: Orangetheory, Crunch, YMCA and Basecamp are first to join the program." CNET 8:23 AM
  • "It's healthy to be sceptical about big tech in healthcare, Apple health exec says: The NHS and other health providers are right to ask questions about tech innovations, says Dr Sumbul Desai"  inews UK 7:57 AM
  • "Apple says it's healthy to be sceptical about digital health" Computerworld 8:12 AM
  • "Apple leases Triangle Building in San Jose, starts upgrades: Prominent Triangle Building in San Jose gets iPhone maker Apple as tenant" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 8:02 PM
  • "iPhone 11 held off FBI hacking efforts for two months" Cult of Mac 2:31 PM
  • "Goldman Sachs CEO happy with Apple relationship dating back to Steve Jobs' return" AppleInsider 8:42 AM
  • "Inside 'Little America' On Apple TV+" ["'We went with Apple because they seemed extremely passionate about it and they said they would trust us, let us make the show we wanted to make, and they would support it. We wanted the show to be something that was going to be accessible to a lot of people.'"] Forbes 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Watch alerts user of irregular heart rhythms in sleep" Cult of Mac 8:25 AM
  • "Servant - The Food Featurette | Apple TV+" YouTube 12:55 PM
  • "Carpool Karaoke: The Series - Season 3 Official Trailer TV app" YouTube 2:29 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Major health records company fights federal rules on shareable patient data: The regulations could make it easier for patients to access their data via apps." Engadget 11:46 AM
  • "Bixby was quiet in 2019, but don't sleep on Samsung's assistant: It's not all bad news for Bixby." Engadget 11:05 AM
  • "Britain to United States: We want a trade deal and a digital tax" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "Twitter demands AI company stops 'collecting faces'" BBC 7:59 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 275, With Special Guest Glenn Fleishman" Daring Fireball 8:01 PM
  • "Macworld's February Digital Magazine: Apple's new Mac Pro" Macworld 4:48 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: January 23, 2020 – Apple Watch rewards, RIP Adobe Flash" 9to5Mac 1:02 PM
  • "Peacock Debut, 'The Morning Show' Awards – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-23" The Mac Observer 12:35 PM
  • "#17: iPad Accessories and Gear/The iPad Pro's increasing popularity and its adoption of USB-C has opened a new world of accessory possibilities, and Federico has tried all of them." Relay FM: Adapt 12:12 PM
  • "How to make music like the Apple fan who made Steve Jobs dance" [Interview] Cult of Mac 8:36 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Google researchers find serious privacy risks in Safari's anti-tracking protections: Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention can open users to a variety of attacks." Ars Technica 8:20 AM
  • "Google researchers reveal flaws in Safari that could be exploited to track users" BetaNews 8:20 AM
  • "Google to Apple: Safari's privacy feature actually opens iPhone users to tracking/Google and Apple go to battle over how browsers protect users from third-party tracking." ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Broadcom to supply wireless components to Apple" Reuters 4:35 PM
  • "Broadcom inks two multi-year deals to supply Apple with wireless components" AppleInsider 4:35 PM
  • "Apple is working on fingertip and face mapping tools for VR and AR" AppleInsider 8:09 AM
  • "Apple invents an AIO Desktop Computer made from Glass that incorporates the Keyboard, Dual Trackpads & more" Patently Apple 8:10 AM
  • "Apple looking into folded telephoto camera lens system for iPhones" Apple World Today 8:13 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Safari Loading Blank Pages on iPhone or iPad, Fix" macReports 2:35 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Verizon's iPhone XR deal saves you $300 and includes a $200 prepaid Mastercard" CNET 2:36 PM
  • "Apple AirPods Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:38 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple iPhone 11 camera review" DxOMark 8:25 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Edit Photos on iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 10:32 AM
  • "How to send money through Google Pay on iPhone or Android" Business Insider 9:59 AM
  • "How to back up your iPhone to your Mac or PC and avoid the cloud" The Verge 9:57 AM
  • "Apple Card (Finally) Gains CSV Statement Export" TidBITS 9:19 AM
  • "How to use iOS Ninja to install the unc0ver jailbreak without a computer" iDownload Blog 8:20 AM
Tips
  • "The almost-secret hidden iPhone switch that blocks spam text messages and notifications" ZDNet 8:19 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro X Holds The Key To Beating Apple's Macbook Pro" Forbes 8:01 PM
  • "Profile of Apple procurement exec details iron fist supplier negotiations" AppleInsider 6:33 PM
  • "This huge glass sphere might be one of Apple's coolest new stores" MacDailyNews 12:52 PM
  • "Some tech I loved is getting worse and I'm mad" TechCrunch 11:05 AM
  • "My Must-Have Apps, 2019 Edition" MacStories 10:32 AM
  • "Apple Arcade Is The New Main Focus Of Apple Stores" Apple Gazette 8:20 AM
  • "The FBI is cracking iPhone 11s without Apple's help, so why does it need a backdoor?"  The Next Web 8:19 AM
  • "The iPhone 9 (SE 2): Here's how Apple can make it successful/Commentary: The time is ripe yet again for a truly budget iPhone."  CNET 8:09 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Microsoft will never win the search engine wars by forcing people to use Bing" Digital Trends 2:36 PM
  • "Doom Eternal hands-on: It's more, more, more—and maybe just a little bit less, too" Ars Technica 1:02 PM
  • "The 20-minute Android tune-up: A few minutes of maintenance each year can keep your Android phone running like a well-oiled machine." Computerworld 8:35 AM
  • "Is Congress Finally Ready to Take On Cybersecurity?" TechNewsWorld 8:12 AM
  • "Don't Break Up Big Tech: It won't protect small businesses, it won't preserve our data privacy, and it won't help promote democracy."  Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:59 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Sonos CEO apologises but will not provide software updates for legacy products" ZDNet 8:58 PM
  • "Sonos boss says speakers will work 'as long as possible'" BBC 8:01 PM
  • "Sonos changes tack on 'legacy' hardware: Older hardware still won't get new software features after May, but operating them won't prevent firmware updates for new hardware." TechHive 6:34 PM
  • "'Solomon's Keep', 'Solomon's Boneyard', 'Hoggy 2', and 'Robot Wants Kitty' All Resurrected with New Updates" Touch Arcade 4:34 PM
  • "Apple Revamps Jobs Site With New Design and Video Featuring Animated Apple Logos" MacRumors 3:07 PM
  • "You can now preheat your oven with your Apple Watch" MacDailyNews 3:05 PM
  • "Corvias Introduces Housing Maintenance App for Air Force Residents: Portal provides simple and easy maintenance request process for residents" Business Wire 3:04 PM
  • "Gym encounter sees Tim Cook become early investor in Nebia smart shower" AppleInsider 12:13 PM
  • "Phiar launches AI-powered AR navigation app in invite-only iPhone beta" VentureBeat 9:20 AM
  • "Tetris returns to Android and iOS after EA's version shuts down" The Verge 9:16 AM
  • "Kathy Ireland And #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken Team With Apple Books For An Exclusive Special Edition Of Their Upcoming Novel, Fashion Jungle" PRNewswire 7:44 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Amazon asks court to pause Microsoft's work on Pentagon's $10 billion JEDI contract" VentureBeat 7:01 AM
  • "Amazon Is Suing to Block Microsoft's Huge Defense Contract. Why It Might Not Work." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:14 PM
  • "Office 365 ProPlus Will Switch Chrome's Default Search to Bing: Microsoft will start forcing the default search engine switch to Bing in February, but it can be stopped with a bit of extra work by system admins." PC Magazine 7:38 AM
  • "Here's a first look at Android on Microsoft's dual-screen Surface Duo: We've seen the hardware before, but the software was shrouded in secrecy" The Verge 7:24 AM
  • "Microsoft's software plan for the Duo Android phone is surprisingly realistic: It's programmatically pragmatic" The Verge 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft announces Windows dual-screen preview SDKs" Hexus 7:57 AM
  • "You can still get Windows 7 updates without paying a penny to Microsoft" BetaNews 7:24 AM
  • "Microsoft expands presence in Bay Area with new Berkeley offices and Mountain View campus" OnMSFT 7:59 AM
  • "Xerox will attempt hostile takeover of HP's board of directors: Xerox said it plans to bring a full slate of new directors to HP's annual shareholder meeting in an attempt to overthrow HP's existing board via shareholder vote." ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Xerox tries to overthrow HP's board: Copier company escalates hostile takeover bid for printer maker" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:34 PM
  • "Xerox wants to replace HP board that rejected takeover bid" TechCrunch 2:31 PM
  • "HP's New Rugged Education Edition Chromebooks: 11.6- & 14-Inch Displays, Low-Power CPUs" AnandTech 12:13 PM
  • "Intel Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2019 Financial Results" Intel 4:29 PM
  • "Intel's strong $20.2 billion Q4 revenues driven by datacenter growth" VentureBeat 4:34 PM
  • "Intel Q4 FY 2019 Results: Record Quarter, Record Year" AnandTech 8:01 PM
  • "Intel delivers a strong Q4 in spite of challenges" ZDNet 4:34 PM
  • "Intel results boosted by data centre division" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:29 PM
  • "The CEO of Intel says that the 'insatiable demand' for enough processing power to handle tons of data led it to a big beat on Wall Street expectations" [BI Prime] Business Insider 6:02 PM
  • "Intel CEO: We're confident in the future, we generated $3.8 billion in AI revenue in 2019" VentureBeat 6:34 PM
  • "Why Intel's Record Q4 Is So Impressive" 24/7 Wall St. 4:34 PM
  • "Intel Can't Take Off Another Round in Chip Battle" Bloomberg 6:01 PM
  • "Report suggests Intel is preparing for a price war with AMD: AMD has had Intel on the back foot now across both the consumer and server market, but the chip giant could be ready to throw money at maintaining market dominance." ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "AMD rumored to be testing Big Navi – could it be a monster GPU that'll seriously worry Nvidia? Rumor claims it's a truly beefy graphics card – but its performance punch will depend on many factors" TechRadar UK 7:59 AM
  • "AMD Big Navi Rumored To Be Twice As Powerful As Radeon RX 5700 XT" HotHardware 4:20 PM
  • "AMD quietly enhances the Wraith Prism RGB LED CPU cooler" Hexus 7:59 AM
  • "The U.S. and China Need a Phase-Two Trade Deal. Cisco's CEO Has Ideas." MarketWatch 11:59 AM
  • "Cisco: Patch this critical firewall bug in Firepower Management Center/Customers on old versions of Firepower Management Center will need to upgrade and then patch." ZDNet 7:31 AM
  • "It's time to patch your Cisco security solutions again" Help Net Security 7:58 AM
  • "Tech companies are 'too big, and we've allowed them to exercise monopoly power,' says House Antitrust chairman David Cicilline" The Verge 2:31 PM
  • "Someone is uninstalling the Phorpiex malware from infected PCs and telling users to install an antivirus: Malware analysts believe someone has hijacked the Phorpiex botnet from its creator and is sabotaging its operations by alerting users they've been infected." ZDNet 12:06 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares hit new all-time closing high" MacDailyNews 4:34 PM
  • "Apple Is Overvalued, and Rupal Bhansali Thinks It's Time to Short" GuruFocus 11:46 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks claw back losses to end mixed amid earnings deluge and China's efforts to contain viral outbreak: WHO refrains from declaring global health emergency; Nasdaq edges up to record" MarketWatch 4:22 PM
  • "Nasdaq Closes at Record High As WHO Stops at Declaring Coronavirus Outbreak Global Health Emergency: The Nasdaq closed at a record high Thursday as World Health Organization said it wouldn't declare a global public health emergency over the coronavirus outbreak." TheStreet 4:21 PM
  • "Dow Jones Recovers After 200-Point Drop; Intel Surges Late; Netflix Rebounds Bullishly" Investor's Business Daily 4:21 PM
  • "Stocks claw back as WHO says coronavirus outbreak not 'global emergency'" FOXBusiness 4:21 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Recoup Steep Losses: Dow ends day slightly lower after Shanghai Composite Index slides 2.8%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:20 PM
  • "China stocks slide 3%, leading sharp losses for Asia as coronavirus spreads - MarketWatch" MarketWatch 8:08 AM
  • "European stocks ease as ECB holds on policy and coronavirus concerns linger - MarketWatch" MarketWatch 8:08 AM

 
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