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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Exclusive: Outbreak to hit iPhone output if China extends Foxconn factory halt - source"  Reuters 9:31 AM
  • "iPhone production will see major impact if China factory halt continues" AppleInsider 11:03 AM
  • "Apple listens to health experts, closes all retail stores in China amid coronavirus crisis"  LAPTOP Magazine 8:32 AM
  • "Analysis of how badly the coronavirus could hit Apple" CNBC 3:03 PM
  • "The coronavirus prompts Apple to temporarily shut down all facilities in mainland China" iDownload Blog 8:27 AM
  • "Apple supplier Wistron to assemble key iPhone component in new India plant: sources"  Reuters 7:21 AM
  • "Apple supplier Wistron to assemble key iPhone component at new India plant" AppleInsider 7:28 AM
  • "Tablet sales are still in decline, but Apple's latest iPad is showing the way forward: While tablet shipments are falling for almost all of its competitors, the Cupertino giant is still recording growth." ZDNet 3:06 PM
  • "Apple details AI to help voice assistants recognize hotwords and multilingual speakers" VentureBeat 10:51 AM
OS X
News
  • "Mac adoption at SAP doubles as Apple enterprise reach grows" Apple Must 11:18 AM
  • "SAP reports massive growth in Apple deployment, nearly 26k total with 82% running Catalina" 9to5Mac 9:23 PM
  • "Sudo Bug Lets Non-Privileged Linux and macOS Users Run Commands as Root" The Hacker News 12:38 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Mac: How to clear the cache, history, and cookies in Safari" 9to5Mac 8:05 PM
  • "Airo Antivirus review: A promising start for a Mac-focused antivirus/Airo Antivirus is less than year old, and it's already a solid choice for Mac users. It's not as full-featured as more established choices, however." Macworld 7:33 AM
  • "Back to the Mac 016: Behind the scenes of Jeff's video editing workspace -" 9to5Mac 9:47 AM
  • "How to send messages to select iCloud accounts directly to the trash: You can effectively turn some addresses into bit buckets." Macworld 7:33 AM
  • "How to use your Mac's Magic Trackpad upside-down" Cult of Mac 3:25 PM
  • "How to Delete VPN Profiles from Mac Running macOS Catalina" WCCFTech 8:32 AM
  • "Correcting Artist, Album and Song Info In the Mac Music App" MacMost 1:02 PM
  • "How to stop programs from running at startup on a Mac to make your computer run more efficiently" Business Insider 3:06 PM
  • "How to open a link in a new tab on your Mac computer in 2 different ways" Business Insider 10:46 AM
  • "How to use Voice Control to navigate your Mac" iDownload Blog 8:11 AM
  • "How to fade between songs in the Apple Music app on Mac" iDownload Blog 7:57 AM
Op/Ed
  • "VMware Fusion 10 on macOS Catalina" Michael Tsai 7:12 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple News launches special coverage of the 2020 presidential election" Apple 8:10 AM
  • "Apple News adds coverage of 2020 U.S. presidential election, including guides to candidates, issues & news literacy" TechCrunch 8:58 AM
  • "Apple's reported $200 million acquisition of Xnor.ai is part of the bigger red-hot trend of edge computing" [BI Prime] Business Insider 7:44 AM
  • "Huawei Beats Apple To Reach No. 2 Smartphone Spot" Silicon UK 8:32 AM
  • "Apple wants to remind you Arcade exists: A site takeover and a post-Super Bowl ad made it quite clear." Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Arcade characters invade Apple's homepage for fun promotion" Cult of Mac 7:37 AM
  • "Eddy Cue and Paul McCartney watch Super Bowl together" Cult of Mac 7:36 AM
  • "'Carpool Karaoke': James Corden Hits Out at 'Tow' Claims" The Mac Observer 9:27 AM
  • "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet — First Look | Apple TV+" YouTube 12:36 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Huawei reportedly asks FCC to drop national security risk label: Chinese telecom giant calls action 'unlawful and misguided.'" CNET 8:20 PM
  • "Twitter briefly took over a parody account and gave it to the school it mocked" The Verge 7:42 PM
  • "Facebook adds Dropbox CEO Drew Houston to board of directors" ZDNet 7:01 PM
  • "Researchers Find 'Anonymized' Data Is Even Less Anonymous Than We Thought: Corporations love to pretend that 'anonymization' of the data they collect protects consumers. Studies keep showing that's not really true." Vice 3:24 PM
  • "YouTube reveals strategy for fighting misinformation ahead of 2020 elections" Mashable 3:12 PM
  • "YouTube Will Police Political Videos More Closely: The social media site says it will remove manipulated videos and content that promotes conspiracy theories, marking a contrast with Facebook." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:52 PM
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Looks Less Likely" Market Realist 9:06 AM
  • "For once, Google might not have been evil: A case before the US Supreme Court could determine the very future of computer software." Australian Financial Review 8:40 AM
  • "Google will pick your best photos and print them with new trial service: $7.99 gets you 10 prints a month" The Verge 7:43 AM
  • "Artist lugs around wagon full of phones to create virtual traffic jams in Google Maps" Android Police 7:34 AM
  • "Meet Meena: Why you'll want to hire this Google chatbot/Google reports a breakthrough in chatbot technology — it's the perfect idea for replacing its own Google Assistant ... and search. (And read on to judge Meena's joke-telling ability.)" Insider Pro [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Alleged Leaked Video Shows Samsung 'Galaxy Z Flip' in Action" MacRumors 7:28 AM
  • "MIT's 'smart surface' could improve your WiFi signal tenfold" Engadget 7:28 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Ten Years of iPad – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-03" The Mac Observer 1:23 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: February 3, 2020 — Will there be a spring Apple event?" 9to5Mac 7:43 AM
  • "One Eight Hundredth Geek Out! – Mac Geek Gab 800" The Mac Observer 7:22 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Despite a worldwide decline in overall tablet sales, the iPad continues to grow" iMore 9:14 PM
  • "Apple's iPad extends global market lead thanks to affordable 10.2-inch model" AppleInsider 6:58 PM
  • "Tablet sales are still in decline, but Apple's latest iPad is showing the way forward: While tablet shipments are falling for almost all of its competitors, the Cupertino giant is still recording growth." ZDNet 10:45 AM
  • "iPhone shipments expected to fall 10% in Q1 2020 due to coronavirus" Cult of Mac 7:42 AM
  • "Apple extends developer program fee waivers to 8 countries" AppleInsider 9:22 PM
  • "Apple brings free developer accounts to eight more countries for nonprofits, gov, and edu institutions" 9to5Mac 9:23 PM
  • "AirPods Pro remain back-ordered until March" Cult of Mac 7:01 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple is offering at-home iPhone repairs in some US cities: Onsite repair services are available in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston and Dallas." CNET 7:57 AM
  • "Apple now offers iPhone repairs in the comfort of your home: Now available in six cities across the US" The Verge 7:34 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "New Apple Watch Trade-In Promo Offers Up to $100 for Series 2 and Series 3 Models" MacRumors 12:37 PM
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "11" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "I hated the iPad Pro Smart Folio Keyboard, but now I love it" Cult of Mac 7:58 PM
  • "Review: AIAIAI TMA-2 HD Wireless, clever mix-and-match modular headphones" 9to5Mac 7:43 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Book Track Review: A Modern, iOS-Friendly Library Manager" MacStories 12:24 PM
  • "Apple maps redesign is official in US and soon to hit Europe" Business Insider 10:49 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Change FaceTime Caller ID on iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 9:07 AM
  • "The Apple Maps redesign is complete. Here's how to use all of its new features: Apple Maps on your iPhone or iPad has an improved look and several new features that you'll want to learn to use." CNET 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Pay Cash on the iPhone is super convenient, once you set it up: We show you how to use Apple Cash in your Apple Pay wallet to send, receive and request money." CNET 8:51 AM
Tips
  • "5 iOS apps to help enterprise pros learn new skills" Computerworld 10:33 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple makes the ugliest watch faces on the planet" Knapsack 6:49 PM
  • "Leaked designs of all three iPhone 12 models shown off in new hands-on video" BGR 3:06 PM
  • "Why I'm Canceling The Apple Card — And So Should You"  MediaDailyNews 3:04 PM
  • "People Are Skipping Free Apple TV+ Trials. 3 Possible Reasons Why."  Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:03 PM
  • "Apple March 2020 Event Preview: iPhone 9, iPad Pro, AirTags" iMore 1:28 PM
  • "I Hope Neil Young Will Remember...That The MacBook Pro Isn't Crap" The Mac Observer 10:33 AM
  • "New iPad Pro, 'iPhone SE 2' and more — what to expect from Apple in 2020" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "10 Ridiculous Uses for the new $1k Apple Monitor Stand" [Video] Mashable 8:11 AM
  • "Apple's AirPods Pro are the best earbuds you can buy, but for all the wrong reasons: Five minutes on from unboxing the AirPods Pro, I realized that these were the best earbuds money can buy, totally blowing the competition out of the water. But how they achieve this bothers me deeply."  ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "How to fall in love with the Apple ecosystem all over again - spend more money and buy new stuff" ZDNet 7:20 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Motorola RAZR initial review after 48 hours: A creaking disappointment/N" Android Central 3:04 PM
  • "Facebook's Platform Opportunity" Stratechery 12:24 PM
  • "This mega smartwatch is more powerful than your smartphone! The Ticwris Max has a massive 2.86-inch widescreen display" T3 8:32 AM
  • "The Internet Is a Toxic Hellscape—But We Can Fix It: The first step to cleaning up the smog of disinformation? Embrace your anxiety." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:08 AM
  • "Tracking the future of remote workplaces: Apps, communication, and liability/Ars' work-from-home series continues with macro-level guesses about the inevitable." Ars Technica 7:56 AM
  • "Is Google trustworthy? It depends on who you ask and their definition of what trustworthy means." Android Central 7:33 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The Apple TV app is now available on LG's 2019 TVs" The Verge 9:22 PM
  • "LG launches Apple TV app for its 2019 TVs ahead of 2018 models later this year" 9to5Mac 9:13 PM
  • "Apple TV app, Apple TV+ now available on compatible 2019 LG TVs" AppleInsider 9:13 PM
  • "Google Assistant now works with Tile to find your lost stuff" TechCrunch 12:53 PM
  • "Pew Pew Planet is a fast-paced, space-based shooter for iOS and Android" 148Apps 10:47 AM
  • "IQVIA Launches FluSTAR Mobile App to Help Consumers Manage Their Health During Flu and Cold Season" Business Wire 8:11 AM
  • "'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is Getting a Paid Subscription in the Form of 'FEH Pass' That Has Certain Quality of Life Features Locked behind a Paywall" Touch Arcade 8:09 AM
  • "The new Eve Energy sports a cool new design at a lower price" Apple World Today 7:33 AM
  • "iOS iCarbs App Update - Now with Extremely Powerful Search Capability" prMac 7:28 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 PCs get these new Intel chip security updates for Zombieload attacks" ZDNet 7:21 AM
  • "The People With Power at Microsoft" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:33 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-10900K Appears in 3DMark Database With 5.1GHz Boost Clock" ExtremeTech 8:57 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X apparently crushes $20,000 Intel dual Xeon Platinum 8280 CPUs" TechRadar UK 8:55 AM
  • "New AMD certification suggests the 'Nvidia Killer' Big Navi GPU release date is close" PCGamesN 8:56 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper 3990X 64-Core Beast Seen Crushing $20K Of Xeon Platinum CPUs In Benchmark Leak" HotHardware 3:52 PM
  • "IBM names head honcho: Arvind Krishna takes over from Ginni Rometty as CEO of IBM. Rometty has retired, but will stay on as chairman of the company." IT Web 8:54 AM
  • "IBM's New CEO Is Mastermind Behind Cloud Strategy" ITPro Today 3:25 PM
  • "IBM: cloud watchers" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:08 AM
  • "IBM Offers Blockchain Solution for Casual Labor Contracts" Cointelegraph 8:53 AM
  • "HPE acquires identity management startup Scytale" VentureBeat 1:28 PM
  • "HPE acquires cloud native security startup Scytale" TechCrunch 3:55 PM
  • "Dell buys more property in Dallas' Knox District" Dallas Morning News [Paid Membership Required] 8:41 AM
  • "Oracle adds cloud data centers in five countries, sets new 2020 target" Reuters 7:22 AM
  • "Oracle adds new cloud regions in five continents: The new regions include the first ever from a public cloud vendor in Saudi Arabia." ZDNet 3:24 PM
  • "Oracle opens new data centres in 5 countries, targets 36 by end-2020" Telecompaper 8:38 AM
  • "Cisco Appoints Reem Asaad to Lead its Middle East & Africa Region" Al Bawaba 8:36 AM
  • "Cisco appoints new VP of Middle East & Africa" IT News Africa 8:36 AM
  • "Huawei, Chinese chip makers keep factories humming despite virus outbreak" Reuters 7:21 AM
  • "5G equipment, networking device suppliers to brace for coronavirus impact" DigiTimes 7:55 AM
  • "Why UK's Huawei decision leaves the fate of global 5G wireless in US hands" ZDNet 8:37 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Is Apple Stock Outpacing Its Computer and Technology Peers This Year?" Zacks 12:23 PM
  • "Bullish Apple analysts aren't panicking about coronavirus... yet" Cult of Mac 10:46 AM
  • "Is It Smart To Buy Apple Inc. Before It Goes Ex-Dividend?" Simply Wall St. 7:44 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks end higher as Wall Street turns focus to positive data: Tesla shares soar 19.9%" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher as Manufacturing Data, Oil Slump Offset Coronavirus Fears: Stocks finish higher Monday though a sharp slump in Chinese stocks on their first day of trading since the coronavirus outbreak casts a defensive shadow over markets." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "US stocks rebound to kick off February: Investors jumped back into US equities" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "Oil Skids Into Bear Market, While Stocks Rebound: Crude benchmarks drop despite Saudi push for production cuts" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Markets in mainland China plunge after layoff, but not as much as feared: PBoC injects $173 billion to cushion against expected losses" MarketWatch 8:34 AM
  • "Stocks in Europe wobble as China acts to limit virus fallout: Ryanair shares climb after quarterly results" MarketWatch 8:33 AM

 
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