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Apple/Macintosh
  • "How the iPad quietly transformed computing"  The Week 8:19 AM
  • "Apple's Wearables Juggernaut"  Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:48 AM
  • "Apple's defense of iPhone Lightning fails: Standard charger law due by summer 2020/European lawmakers have ignored Apple's arguments against a common mobile charger."  ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "Apple must fight to keep the iPhone's Lightning port as the EU presses ahead on forcing standardized phone chargers"  Business Insider 8:53 AM
  • "EU Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly in Favor of Charging Cable Standard, Despite Apple's Protestations" MacRumors 7:57 AM
  • "Apple's Lightning is out as EU votes for a common charger for all mobile devices: It's an effort to reduce e-waste." CNET 5:47 PM
  • "iPhone 12 may be forced to ditch the Lightning port, and that's a great thing" Tom's Guide 12:14 PM
  • "Apple in 2019: The Six Colors report card" Six Colors 1:08 PM
  • "Caltech Wins $1.1 Billion in Patent Suit Against Apple & Broadcom" AnandTech 2:42 PM
OS X
News
  • "Adobe Flash Player is dead, yet 10% of Macs infected with fake Flash malware" Intego 8:15 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "VirtualBox for Mac review: Unpolished virtualization that's not for everyone" iMore 9:38 AM
  • "Transform your Mac's trackpad with the 3-finger drag" Cult of Mac 4:27 PM
  • "How to search your music library in macOS Catalina's Music app" Macworld 8:01 AM
  • "20 Useful Tips and Tricks For Mac Numbers" MacMost 1:04 PM
  • "How to adjust character spacing in Pages on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:11 AM
Press Releases
  • "Logo Creator Allows Mac Users to Create Professional Logos in Minutes" prMac 7:54 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple engineers have a proposal to standardize two-factor authentication messages, and Google is on board" Android Central 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Engineers Propose Standardized Format for SMS One-Time Passcodes" MacRumors 7:58 AM
  • "Apple engineers propose a way to make using two-factor texts easier" Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "Judge denies Apple request to dismiss iPhone 7 'Loop Disease' class action lawsuit" AppleInsider 5:49 PM
  • "Apple Urges Fed. Circ. To Move EDTX Patent Row To Calif." Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 5:48 PM
  • "Apple TV+ has zero new content for second week running"  Cult of Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Apple Watch Detects Afib In Woman While She Was Sleeping" UberGizmo 8:27 PM
  • "Apple Series 'Foundation' Set To Be Ireland's Largest Ever Production, Employing 500+ People" Deadline 10:43 AM
  • "Launch of Fís éireann / Screen Ireland's 2020 Slate of 40 Film, TV and Animation Productions" Screen Ireland 10:44 AM
  • "Apple TV+ drama 'Foundation' to become Ireland's biggest-ever production" AppleInsider 10:44 AM
  • "Apple to film Asimov's 'Foundation' series in Ireland" Apple Must 10:44 AM
  • "Apple Close to Deal for Comedy Show Starring Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong" MacRumors 8:18 AM
  • "Apple TV+ to sign 'SNL' star Cecily Strong for musical comedy" AppleInsider 7:54 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Burn, drown, or smash your phone: Forensics can extract data anyway" ZDNet 4:39 PM
  • "FCC confirms carriers 'apparently' broke the law by selling real-time customer locations" The Verge 4:26 PM
  • "FCC plans to take action over wireless real-time location data disclosures" Reuters 4:20 PM
  • "Ajit Pai's 'surprise' change makes it harder to get FCC broadband funding: Nearly 30 states may have 'eligibility reduced or eliminated,' Democrat says." Ars Technica 4:17 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg says he's become 'more religious' after becoming a father in rare public discussion about faith: 'The last few years have been really humbling for me'" Business Insider 7:38 PM
  • "Facebook will remove fake cures, misinformation about coronavirus" CNET 9:22 AM
  • "Eye tracking is the next phase for VR, ready or not: All indicators suggest that VR is moving to eye tracking. Pico's standalone VR headset is where headsets like the Oculus Quest could go next." CNET 8:01 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Exponent Podcast: It's Been a Week" Stratechery 4:39 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Neil Young and Apple earnings" The Loop 2:42 PM
  • "Fantastical with Michael Simmons – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-31" The Mac Observer 12:33 PM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 262: What's new in iOS 13.3.1, Fantastical 3 and Filmic DoubleTake, Spring Apple Event rumors" 9to5Mac 12:21 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: January 31, 2020 – Apple Maps redesign, more" 9to5Mac 10:11 AM
  • "Apple's impressive earnings, promising patents, and new acquisitions on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8:15 AM
  • "Podcast: Why Clearview AI's facial recognition is a privacy nightmare" Engadget 8:10 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "New iPhone is already in trial production in China: report" Cult of Mac 9:30 AM
  • "Apple is a top three PC vendor for enterprise, report claims: When it comes to corporate notebook purchasing, Macs are just as likely a choice as HP, with Dell still ahead, report claims." Computerworld 8:14 AM
  • "Apple finally clambers to top of phone market again as spider-eyed iPhone 11 lures fanatics out of the shadows" The Register 12:22 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple orders initial 30m iPhone 11 units" Apple Must 2:37 PM
  • "Apple's new premium headphones are coming in early 2020 — and they could look like this" Tom's Guide 8:18 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple Offering Onsite Device Repairs in Select Cities Through Go Tech Services" MacRumors 6:50 PM
  • "Apple Providing Free Replacement AirPods Pro Tips Under AppleCare+" MacRumors 5:47 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "16" & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple Macbook Air 2019 in Review: Now with True Tone, but the fan is still annoying" NotebookCheck 8:18 AM
  • "Review: Anker PowerPort Slim III 4-port Charger is a Swiss army knife of power" 9to5Toys 2:37 PM
iOS Apps
  • "Apple's New Map, Expansion #7: Final Parts of the Continental U.S." Justin O'Beirne 12:19 PM
  • "'Secret Oops!' impressions: A rare game that feels more fun in augmented reality" Macworld 6:51 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to turn off typing sounds on the iPhone" AddictiveTips 7:29 PM
  • "How To Create an Apple ID Without an Apple Device & Credit Card" macReports 12:21 PM
  • "How to Switch Between Slide Over Apps on iPad" OS X Daily 10:12 AM
  • "5 Ways To Hack Your Apple Watch To Make Your Health Kick Stick" Men's Health 9:29 AM
  • "Strong passwords: 9 rules to make, remember and manage your login credentials" CNET 8:53 AM
  • "How to control and play music on iPhone from your Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 8:11 AM
  • "How to get everything off iCloud from your iPhone, if you want" GearBrain 8:10 AM
Tips
  • "Share your location on iPhone or Android: It's smart, not creepy/Share your location from your iPhone or Android phone with a few, trusted friends to ensure someone can find you in case of an emergency." CNET 8:04 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "App subscription fatigue is real and reaching a breaking point" iMore 4:40 PM
  • "Those Apple Cards are looking pretty busted just six months later"  Mashable 4:18 PM
  • "Apple's AR glasses deserve an Apple Watch-style 'early access' launch"  VentureBeat 12:46 PM
  • "Just like the iPhone, Apple has now created the 'AirPods effect'" iMore 12:22 PM
  • "A key iPhone feature is about to fall even further behind Android, and I'm so jealous" BGR 10:11 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 16 Has a Fan Problem"  Om Malik 9:22 AM
  • "Did Jony Ive jump or was he pushed? Jony Ive is a brilliant designer. He helped bring Apple back from a near death experience with the original iMac and iBooks and, later, MacBooks. But he also accounted for a number of costly flops, that, while Apple would never admit it, would have sunk even more accomplished executives."  ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "In the streaming wars, everyone is winning" VentureBeat 8:11 AM
  • "Comment: An Apple wireless charger makes sense even if it isn't AirPower" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "3 products that need extra attention from Apple in 2020: Many of Apple's product categories are performing like gangbusters, but there are a few places where the company could stand to invest more."  Macworld 8:01 AM
  • "Now that the Apple Maps redesign is complete, here are 6 more things it needs: A road map, if you will."  Macworld 8:01 AM
Non-Apple
  • "How to Know When a Cloud Computing Trend Has Come to Its End" ITPro Today 8:24 PM
  • "Why Google Backtracked on Its New Search Results Look: The internet giant, which some lawmakers and regulators say has grown too powerful, tweaked the way it displayed ads on search results. It did not go over well." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:22 PM
  • "Can we keep facial recognition from enabling a surveillance state?" Engadget 12:19 PM
  • "My first two predictions for 2020 — IBM and Trump" I, Cringely 10:49 AM
  • "Amazon's insufferably smug Super Bowl ad is truly annoying" ZDNet 10:12 AM
  • "The DeanBeat: Will cloud gaming make climate change worse?" VentureBeat 10:11 AM
  • "What happens if the internet's most important law disappears?" Engadget 8:52 AM
  • "Animals Need Digital Privacy, Too: Humans are not the only living things beset by hidden cameras and tracked by portable devices." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:55 AM
  • "Rethinking the PC: Why virtual machines should replace operating systems" Computerworld 7:55 AM
  • "Will Asimov fix my doorbell? There should be a law about this" The Register 7:55 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'SpellTower+'" Touch Arcade 9:01 PM
  • "Colorful 3D Puzzle Platformer 'Melbits World' is Launching on iOS Next Week, Available for Pre-Order Now" Touch Arcade 5:47 PM
  • "Podcast app Overcast adds automatic intro skipping and overhauled Voice Boost feature" The Verge 4:27 PM
  • "Save a bumbling spy in Secret Oops! on Apple Arcade" Cult of Mac 2:37 PM
  • "Multiplayer AR Game 'Secret Oops!' From Mixed Bag Games Is This Week's Addition to Apple Arcade" Touch Arcade 9:37 AM
  • "Dear iPhone owners: AirPods aren't your only option" Mashable 8:01 AM
  • "Apple TV adds another eleven stunning underwater video screensavers" 9to5Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Tech gadgets that are good for the heart" ZDNet 7:29 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM Doubles Down on Cloud Bet With New Leadership Team/Arvind Krishna faces a familiar CEO challenge: reviving Big Blue at a time of technology change" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:48 AM
  • "IBM Is Replacing Ginni Rometty After 8 Years of Rocky Results" Motley Fool 8:48 AM
  • "IBM Shares Surge As Company Names Cloud Chief New CEO" Benzinga 7:57 AM
  • "IBM turns to technologist chief for cloud computing battle" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:40 AM
  • "IBM shakeup: Who is Arvind Krishna, Big Blue's new CEO?" WRAL TechWire 8:48 AM
  • "Ginni Rometty, The Trailblazing Tech Icon And CEO Of IBM, Is Stepping Down" Forbes 10:12 AM
  • "IBM Wants to Be the Next Microsoft. It's Starting With a New CEO." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:51 PM
  • "IBM's New CEO Is Mastermind Behind Cloud Strategy for Growth" Bloomberg 5:47 PM
  • "Outgoing IBM CEO Ginni Rometty made her full $5 million cash bonus in 2019, and might still get another $13.3 million in stock" [BI Prime] Business Insider 5:43 PM
  • "IBM's big bet on cloud computing, AI and open source needs to pay off soon" ZDNet 1:07 PM
  • "Microsoft Looks Stronger Than Ever: Microsoft is at the top of its game, generating tons of cash and showing no signs of slowing down." TheStreet 12:21 PM
  • "Why Microsoft and Tesla are the decade's big disrupters" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft's plan to store data for 10,000 years" [Video Report] CNET 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft has committed $40 million in support of research and public health efforts" Business Insider 9:22 AM
  • "Microsoft to shutter its Ad Monetization platform for Universal Windows Platform apps" ZDNet 10:12 AM
  • "Intel Is Launching These Three New 10th Generation Mobility Processors In Late March" WCCFTech 8:50 AM
  • "Intel's 10-core Comet Lake i9 10900K will boost to 5.1GHz" PCGamesN 8:51 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-10900K 10-Core Comet Lake-S Monster CPU Leaks With 5.1GHz Turbo Clock" HotHardware 6:48 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X engineering sample makes startling initial showing on UserBenchmark" NotebookCheck 8:51 AM
  • "NVIDIA's Next-Gen GPU Is Up To 75% Faster Than Current-Gen – Will Be Deployed in Big Red 200 Supercomputer This Summer" WCCFTech 8:50 AM
  • "Dell, HP security flaws leave laptops open to dangerous attacks" LAPTOP Magazine 8:47 AM
  • "View from the airport: Cisco Live 2020/The networking giant has plans for a future internet that move humans out of the way" IT PRO (UK) 8:35 AM
  • "Why 5G Could Be Crucial for Extreme Networks" Motley Fool 8:37 AM
  • "Talks over global digital tax are back on track, says OECD" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:40 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "What Makes Apple a New Buy Stock" Zacks 12:23 PM
  • "Apple supplier Japan Display gets $920m bailout from Ichigo" Nikkei 8:18 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow tumbles 600 points as Trump declares public health emergency for coronavirus epidemic: Shares of oil giants Chevron, Exxon and Caterpillar pull Dow lower" MarketWatch 4:29 PM
  • "Dow Finishes Down 600 Points, as U.S. Declares Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency: Stocks end sharply lower as the U.S. declares the deadly coronavirus a Public Health Emergency." TheStreet 4:29 PM
  • "Dow Jones Drops Over 600 Points As Number Of Coronavirus Cases Soar: The Dow Jones closed down by more than 600 points on Friday after a difficult week on Wall Street." Investor's Business Daily 4:28 PM
  • "Dow tumbles 600 points as coronavirus fears rock stocks: The Dow and S&P 500 are now negative for 2020" FOXBusiness 4:28 PM
  • "Dow Drops 600 Points on Global Growth Concerns: Investors sour on market while gauging far-reaching implications of coronavirus" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:28 PM
  • "Asian markets rebound on positive economic data: Indexes in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan up after sharp losses Thursday" MarketWatch 8:33 AM
  • "U.K. stocks pressured by a strong pound as Brexit day arrives" MarketWatch 8:32 AM

 
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