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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple and Samsung Are Tied for World's No.1 Smartphone Seller"  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:33 AM
  • "Apple Takes Top Spot in Q4 2019 Worldwide Smartphone Market While Huawei Rises to Number 2 Globally for 2019, According to IDC" Business Wire 3:34 PM
  • "Counterpoint Research: Global Smartphone Market - Apple gained the top spot in Q4 2019 while Huawei surpassed Apple to become the second-largest brand in CY 2019" Business Wire 7:34 AM
  • "Huawei overtakes Apple in annual race to Samsung's smartphone crown: Apple's strong fourth quarter wasn't enough to hold off the Chinese challenger" The Verge 7:51 AM
  • "The battle for dominance of the smartphone industry is getting fiercer than ever as Apple makes a roaring comeback thanks to the iPhone 11" Business Insider 9:52 AM
  • "EU lawmakers, with eye on Apple, call for common mobile charger: EU lawmakers overwhelmingly called on Thursday for rules to establish a common charger for all mobile device makers across Europe, a drive that iPhone maker Apple has criticised."  Reuters 8:16 AM
  • "EU lawmakers snub Apple's pleas, overwhelmingly vote to push for charging cable standard" AppleInsider 9:10 PM
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Warcraft III: Reforged Review – Still Good, Could be Amazing" WCCFTech 7:20 PM
  • "How to fix Split View in macOS Mojave and Catalina" The Robservatory 2:43 PM
  • "How to change the default font in Pages for Mac and iOS: It's easy enough to figure out how to change a font while writing. But making that change permanent? That's a different story." Macworld 8:26 AM
  • "How to add an email as an attachment in Mail" iDownload Blog 8:26 AM
  • "How to find the Applications folder on your Mac computer and pin apps to your Dock" Business Insider 10:52 AM
Press Releases
  • "LastPass to Drop Support for Native Mac App and Replace it With Universal Web App" MacRumors 8:26 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Success Reversing Patent Cases May Dim CalTech's Win"  Bloomberg 3:35 PM
  • "Apple, Broadcom face $1.1 billion damages bill to resolve Caltech patent battle: The school said that Broadcom chips used in Apple devices infringed upon its patents." ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "Over WiFi-related patents, L.A. jury awards Caltech $838 million from Apple, $270 million from Broadcom" Foss Patents 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Bears The Brunt Of Jury's $1.1 Billion Wi-Fi Patent Infringement Verdict Owed To CalTech" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Three Apple Stores closed in China due to coronavirus worries" Cult of Mac 11:48 AM
  • "Apple removed 805 apps in China from 2018 to 2019: Apple is removing hundreds of apps in China at the government's request, but we don't know why or what they are" abacus 11:49 AM
  • "iPads are flying off store shelves" Cult of Mac 2:40 PM
  • "Lindsey Graham Proposal Could Expose Apple, Facebook to Lawsuits" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:33 AM
  • "Proposed bill could hold tech giants more accountable for child exploitation" Cult of Mac 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Ends AI Startup's Work on 'Project Maven' After Acquisition" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:53 AM
  • "Apple reportedly cancels Xnor.ai Pentagon contract for drones" 9to5Mac 8:00 AM
  • "Google Tops New Religious Inclusion Rankings; Most Fortune 100 Companies Neglect Faith-Friendly Workplace Initiatives" [Apple #7] PRNewswire 3:34 PM
  • "Apple poached a top Netflix engineer as Tim Cook looks to beef up Apple TV Plus" Business Insider 7:58 AM
  • "Rose Byrne To Star In Apple 1980s Dramedy Series 'Physical' From Annie Weisman" Deadline 7:45 AM
  • "Looks like it's Oppo's turn to clone the Apple Watch now" Android Authority 8:00 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "You can now report voter suppression on Twitter ahead of the 2020 election" The Verge 6:01 PM
  • "Amazon now has more than 150 million Prime members after huge holiday season" The Verge 5:18 PM
  • "Hackers are selling card info stolen in last year's Wawa breach" Engadget 2:43 PM
  • "UN suffered a serious hack — and then tried to cover it up" The Next Web 9:52 AM
  • "Mark Warner Takes on Big Tech and Russian Spies: A former telecoms entrepreneur, the Virginia senator says that saving the industry (and democracy) might mean blowing up Big Tech as we know it." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Facebook agrees to pay $550 million to end facial recognition tech lawsuit" ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "Facebook is putting a surprising restriction on its independent oversight board: At launch, board members will decide only which posts were removed in error — not which bad posts should come down" The Verge 7:51 AM
  • "Cord cutting gear's next frontier: Better sound" TechHive 7:51 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Enjoy a free copy of the Macworld digital magazine!" Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "iOS 14 wishlist, Apple Q1 2020 earnings, ten years of the iPad, and more: Macworld Podcast episode 683" Macworld 7:51 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple delivers a new redesigned Maps for all users in the United States: New Apple Maps Designed with Better Road Coverage and Pedestrian Data, More Precise Addresses, and Detailed Land Cover" Apple 2:43 PM
  • "Apple rolls out Maps redesign to all US users: The tech giant hopes the latest version of its app will woo users away from Google Maps, Waze and other rivals." CNET 2:35 PM
  • "Apple redesigns mapping app for U.S. users" Reuters 2:36 PM
  • "Apple finishes rolling out new Apple Maps features in US" ZDNet 2:43 PM
  • "Apple Maps Redesigned With Cool New Features: Now Live For All U.S. Users" Forbes 2:36 PM
  • "Apple Just Dealt A Major Blow To Google With This New Maps Update" Forbes 3:38 PM
  • "Apple wants to standardize the format of SMS OTPs (one-time passcodes): WebKit team proposal aims to improve the security of one-time passcodes sent to users via SMS." ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "Apple seeks to simplify two-step verifications with standard SMS format" AppleInsider 9:13 PM
  • "Apple killed its plans to launch a highly anticipated iPhone accessory last year, but one of the most accurate analysts says a similar product may be on the way" Business Insider 11:49 AM
  • "Future Apple Watches may have a flat Digital Crown that recognizes gestures" AppleInsider 7:52 AM
  • "Future Apple Watches may ditch the physical Digital Crown for an optical one" Apple World Today 8:18 AM
  • "Future iPad or iPhone could both recognize and display handwriting" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Pencil haptics could give feedback to users without shaking the stylus" AppleInsider 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Invention Details a Prescription Lens System for a Future Head-Mounted Display Device" Patently Apple 8:19 AM
  • "Apple may be working on an iPad keyboard with integrated trackpad" Apple World Today 8:18 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Your iPhone Won't Connect to Wi-Fi? What To Do" macReports 8:25 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "SIM-Free iPhones Now Qualify for 24-Month Interest-Free Financing With Apple Card" MacRumors 11:50 AM
  • "Mac Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:36 AM
  • "Pro Display XDR Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:36 AM
  • "iMac Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:36 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "AirPods Pro after 3 months: Worth it?" [Video] CNET 8:17 AM
  • "Review: Doqo adds a keyboard, trackpad, battery, & USB-C hub to iPad Pro" AppleInsider 11:49 AM
  • "Review: Glyph Atom Pro SSD – a fast Thunderbolt 3 drive with clever hideaway cable [Video] 9to5Mac 3:38 PM
  • "LaCie Rugged SSD Pro review: External Thunderbolt/USB storage for the adventurer" Macworld 7:53 AM
  • "WaterField Mezzo Laptop Backpack review: Perfectly mid-sized" iMore 11:48 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Spelltower+ Review: New Modes and More Resurrect the Classic Word Game" MacStories 8:26 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Disable U1 Ultra Wideband Chip on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro" WCCFTech 9:12 PM
  • "How to stream the 2020 Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl online" ZDNet 6:05 PM
  • "Apple Watch: How to see your heart rate history" 9to5Mac 5:08 PM
  • "How to use an iTunes gift card to pay for an Apple Music subscription" Business Insider 3:38 PM
  • "Ask iFixit: What Should I Upgrade First on My Old MacBook Pro?" iFixit 2:43 PM
  • "How to use scroll-bar scrubbing on iPadOS and iOS 13" Cult of Mac 2:39 PM
  • "Creating Slideshows With the Clips App On Your iPhone" MacMost 2:34 PM
  • "How to See & Change What Apps Can Access Health Data on iPhone" OS X Daily 10:50 AM
  • "How to insert a video in Keynote on iPhone, iPad and Mac" iDownload Blog 8:26 AM
Tips
  • "A Completely Deranged But Effective Way to Fix Sticky MacBook Pro Keys: Blow on it like an old Nintendo." Vice 9:21 AM
  • "9 ways Apple's Siri now speaks English (and how to switch them)" Apple Must 7:36 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "The return of AirPower?" [Video] CNET 3:36 PM
  • "It's calculated Apple leak time: Cheaper iPhone, laptops with proper keyboards, and, oh, a Tile competitor" The Register 2:35 PM
  • "Don't be fooled by Apple TV+'s slow start: Apple almost always starts off slow. But more often than not, it takes the lead."  Macworld 11:50 AM
  • "Apple's App Store still limits developers' options for how to make money: Subscriptions are increasingly the best — and maybe only — option for some apps"  The Verge 10:52 AM
  • "Comment: I don't think subscription apps are a sustainable business model"  9to5Mac 10:50 AM
  • "HomeKit Weekly: Why HomePod needs its iPod mini moment" 9to5Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Apple rumored to release a stack of new gadgets in 2020. Here's what we know." Mashable 8:25 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Browser review: Microsoft's new 'Edgium' Chromium-based Edge" Ars Technica 6:10 PM
  • "Every smart device you love will die -- starting with Sonos | Engadget" Engadget 4:50 PM
  • "It's Time to Stop Making Excuses for Amazon's Disposable Tech!" YouTube: iFixit 3:30 PM
  • "For AI to succeed, 'computer says no' needs to die" The Next Web 9:39 AM
  • "I'm ready to stop buying Ring products unless they take privacy more seriously: A lot of apps and websites use analytical data, but Ring has finally gone too far with no good reason for it." Android Central 8:00 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Satechi launches USB-C Slim Adapter with 60W charging, 4K HDMI, and Gigabit Ethernet" iMore 8:41 PM
  • "Google Chrome for iOS to disable Payment Requests" 9to5Google 2:39 PM
  • "Apple removes Iranian ride sharing app for second time after sneaking back in as a radio service" 9to5Mac 11:50 AM
  • "6 great apps for the iOS mobile enterprise: Here are six cloud-based solutions with excellent mobile/iOS apps that are seeing rapid enterprise deployment." Computerworld 10:04 AM
  • "2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata features Apple CarPlay" iDownload Blog 9:52 AM
  • "Seven's Code is an anime rhythm-action game that's available now for mobile" 148Apps 9:39 AM
  • "Algoriddim's djay for iPad and Mac gain SoundCloud and Tidal integration" 9to5Mac 9:24 AM
  • "'Company of Heroes' from Feral Interactive Finally Has a Release Date for iPad with Pre-Orders Now Live" Touch Arcade 8:26 AM
  • "Your emoji selection will become more gender-inclusive this year" Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "117 new emojis coming in 2020, including mustached brides, a gender-neutral Santa Claus, and blueberries" BetaNews 8:25 AM
  • "Early iPhone hit SpellTower gets reimagined a decade later" The Verge 8:00 AM
  • "i2c and Najm Bring Apple Pay® to Najm Prepaid Reloadable Cardholders in the Middle East" Business Wire 7:34 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM reshuffles: Krishna CEO, Whitehurst president, Rometty to retire/Arvind Krishna is noted as a key architect of the company's Red Hat acquisition." ZDNet 8:44 PM
  • "Gin and gone-ic: Rometty out as IBM CEO, cloud supremo Arvind Krishna takes over, Red Hat boss is president/Shares up more than six per cent after-hours as Big Blue's Ballmer exits in surprise management shakeup" The Register 8:45 PM
  • "IBM launches new open source tool to label images using AI" BetaNews 8:40 AM
  • "Free AI developer app: IBM's new tool can label objects in videos for you" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "IBM releases annotation tool that taps AI to label images" VentureBeat 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface sales near $2bn, but Azure cloud business is growing faster: Q4 results show Azure business grew 62% as gaming revenue tumbles" Tech Central 7:17 AM
  • "Windows 10 Finally Becomes a Money-Making Machine for Microsoft" Softpedia 7:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Planning to Wind Down Windows 10 Store for Business" Petri 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft: This is how Windows 10 has been changed by Windows Insider feedback" ZDNet 10:39 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 19555 with several bug fixes for Insiders in the Fast ring" MSPoweruser 12:43 PM
  • "Microsoft To Do for Windows 10 updated with a number of important fixes and improvements" MSPoweruser 4:48 PM
  • "Windows 10X to Introduce Apple's Dynamic Wallpapers to Foldable PCs" WCCFTech 8:41 AM
  • "Why the Death of Windows 7 Is Breathing New Life Into PCs" Digital Trends 7:18 AM
  • "Security researchers discover 2 major security flaws in Microsoft Azure Cloud: Researchers at Check Point were able to prove that a hacker could compromise tenant applications, data, and accounts by creating a free user in Azure Cloud and running malicious Azure functions." Hindustan Times 7:17 AM
  • "Dear Microsoft: It's time to disclose some real sales figures for Azure/Microsoft delivered stellar fiscal second quarter results and has cloud momentum, but we know about as much about Azure sales as we did yesterday. In other words, we know nothing." ZDNet 11:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Quarterly Results: Azure Growing Faster Than the Market" WebProNews 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft brings Edge-style scrolling to Google Chrome" MSPoweruser 6:48 AM
  • "Intel Xe Graphics Preview v2.0: What We Know So Far" TechSpot 7:29 AM
  • "This could be Intel's first foldable smartphone" MSPoweruser 6:21 AM
  • "Intel Z490 Motherboards Will Be Announced By May" WCCFTech 8:41 AM
  • "AMD powers Huawei notebook refresh" Fudzilla 7:25 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: A Hot Start to 2020" GuruFocus 9:32 AM
  • "Irish tech company Decawave acquired by Apple supplier Qorvo in $400m deal" Irish Times 8:02 AM
  • "One of the world's leading UWB makers just got bought by a big Apple supplier" Apple Must 8:02 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow swings 390 points to close higher as investors look past coronavirus fears, focus on upbeat earnings: WHO declares global health emergency but expresses confidence in China's response" MarketWatch 5:32 PM
  • "Stocks Rebound to End Higher as Coronavirus Outbreak Declared Public Health Emergency: Stocks turn higher to end in the green Thursday even as the death toll from the coronavirus in China rises and the World Health Organization declares the outbreak a global health emergency." TheStreet 5:32 PM
  • "Stock Market Recovers From Virus-Fueled Sell-Off; Amazon Surges 10% Late| Investor's Business Daily" Investor's Business Daily 5:32 PM
  • "Stocks stage robust rebound helped by big tech" FOXBusiness 5:33 PM
  • "Stocks End Day With Push to Gains: Tesla and Microsoft climb, while Starbuck's stock falls" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:33 PM
  • "Taiwan stocks slump, leading selloff in Asian markets as coronavirus keeps spreading: Apple manufacturer Foxconn slumps 10%" MarketWatch 7:58 AM
  • "European stocks fall with earnings news overshadowed by coronavirus worries: Deutsche Bank, Roche, H&M and Unilever report results" MarketWatch 7:58 AM

 
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