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Apple/Macintosh
  • "California Supreme Court Rules Apple Must Pay Store Workers During Bag Searches"  KPIX CBS SF BayArea 4:41 AM
  • "Apple store workers should be paid for time waiting to be searched, court rules" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:30 AM
  • "Apple ordered to pay employees for time lost to bag searches: The company broke California labor laws, the state's supreme court ruled." Engadget 6:26 AM
  • "Apple has been ordered to pay retail teams for overtime accrued due to bag searches" iMore 5:11 AM
  • "Apple to reopen a store in Shanghai on February 15" Reuters 1:54 PM
  • "Apple Stores in Beijing Screening Customers for Fever Amid Coronavirus Outbreak" MacRumors 10:37 AM
  • "Apple Accused by Ex-Exec It's Suing of Poaching His Staff: A former Apple Inc. chip executive sued by the iPhone maker after he allegedly poached its employees for his new startup accuses the technology giant of doing the same to him."  Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:48 PM
  • "Apple 'Suffocates the Creation of New Technologies,' Claims Former Chip Designer Being Sued for Breach of Contract" MacRumors 1:55 PM
  • "Steve Jobs, executives shot down top Apple engineers' plea to design their own server CPU – latest twist in legal battle over chip upstart Nuvia" The Register 3:40 PM
  • "Apple is checking customers' temperatures at its stores in Beijing because of the coronavirus outbreak" Business Insider 12:54 PM
OS X
News
  • "Malware and viruses on Mac jump 400 per cent in a year, overtaking Windows: For years Apple sold its computers with the promise that they were immune to one specific IT issue, but it won't be able to anymore." News.com.au 5:16 AM
  • "Mac Adware Infections Increased by 400% in 2019" Vice 7:28 AM
  • "Busted: Huge malware operation targeted Google Chrome extensions" BGR 6:11 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "5 Ways to Protect Your Mac from Viruses and Hackers" [Slideshow] iDrop News 4:42 PM
  • "How to take better screenshot selections in macOS: A number of extra keys can help you better shape a screen selection." Macworld 5:24 AM
  • "How to Resize Images on Mac Using Photos or Preview" MakeUseOf 4:42 AM
  • "How to import and export iCloud Keychain passwords" iDownload Blog 1:55 PM
  • "How to Access iCloud Settings & Apple ID in macOS Catalina" OS X Daily 3:40 PM
  • "How to decipher the Calendar symbols on Mac" iDownload Blog 6:44 AM
  • "8 Better Alternatives To Sending Large Email Attachments" MacMost 1:35 PM
  • "How to clear your cookies on a Microsoft Edge browser to help it run more efficiently" Business Insider 3:42 PM
  • "How to stream audio from macOS to Windows 10" AddictiveTips 4:40 PM
Op/Ed
  • "The hyped-up Mac malware story doesn't show what it claims (yet)" Apple Must 10:23 AM
  • "Sleazy adware targets Mac users—and Apple steps up its game"  Six Colors 8:36 AM
  • "Surviving Apple: Most things work well enough. At least on Mojave. There are minor annoyances, but it's nothing compared to Catalina, which remains a 'no no' indefinitely." Rixstep 7:09 AM
Press Releases
  • "'Lockdown' Firewall App That Lets You Block Ads and Trackers in All Apps Expands to Mac" MacRumors 3:40 PM
  • "iOS Video Editor LumaFusion Adds XML Export to Final Cut Pro X" fcp.co 8:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Coronavirus cruise treated with 2000 iPhones deployed to everyone stuck on board"  9to5Mac 12:54 PM
  • "2000 iPhones doled out to quarantined cruise ship passengers" AppleInsider 12:54 PM
  • "The Japanese government gave 2,000 iPhones to passengers stuck on a cruise ship where nearly 200 coronavirus cases have been confirmed" Business Insider 4:40 PM
  • "Apple shipped 2.6 million HomePods in all-important holiday quarter" Cult of Mac 10:35 AM
  • "Right to Repair Is Gaining Ground in 2020" iFixit 3:41 PM
  • "Nevada Democrats to use iPads loaded with Google Forms to track caucus: The party has a two-step plan intended to avoid the reporting chaos of the Iowa caucus." CNET 4:14 AM
  • "Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses: The encryption app is putting a $50 million infusion from WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton to good use, building out features to help it go mainstream." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:39 AM
  • "'See': Adrian Paul Joins Jason Momoa & Dave Bautista In Season 2 Of Apple Drama Series" Deadline 10:35 AM
  • "Jony Ive's Advice to Designers and Executives: Apple's former chief design officer sat down with Hermès Artistic Director Pierre-Alexis Dumas in a kickoff to the French luxury house's year of 'Innovation in the Making.'" Business of Fashion 5:30 AM
  • "Little America — Inside the Episode: 'The Silence' | Apple TV+" YouTube 1:50 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "This smart watch runs on body heat — Future Blink" [Video] Mashable 12:56 PM
  • "Appeals court seems poised to reverse landmark Qualcomm antitrust ruling" Ars Technica 12:55 PM
  • "Facebook cancels global marketing conference due to the coronavirus outbreak" The Verge 6:11 PM
  • "Facebook is changing its political-advertising policies on Instagram after Mike Bloomberg's campaign paid for memes on the platform" Business Insider 11:14 AM
  • "28 TB of Storage in a Laptop? Eurocom Has It" AnandTech 10:17 AM
  • "Netflix: JPEG needs replacing and AV1 Image File Format is our best option" ZDNet 9:30 AM
  • "How AI is stopping the next great flu before it starts" Engadget 9:29 AM
  • "A startup backed by iPod designer Tony Fadell just emerged from stealth with $18.5 million to bring breakthrough batteries to market in massive quantities" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:35 AM
  • "Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney calls on industry to get rid of loot boxes" Digital Trends 4:33 AM
  • "IRS backtracks on whether video game currencies are taxable: But it's still unclear if you need to report them" The Verge 4:24 AM
  • "Google calls out Samsung for 'unnecessary' changes to Android's kernel" 9to5Google 6:14 PM
  • "Google might finally pay news outlets for their content: The company may be working on something similar to Apple News+." Engadget 9:48 AM
  • "Google's new AI can intelligently crop videos for any screen size" The Next Web 8:45 AM
  • "Google's Waze Deal Is a Likely Target in FTC Antitrust Sweep" Bloomberg 6:44 AM
  • "Google appeases Stadia subscribers with the first new game announcements since launch" The Verge 4:23 AM
  • "Silicon Valley eyes next big thing rather than taking on Huawei" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:21 AM
  • "U.S. accuses Huawei of stealing trade secrets, assisting Iran" Reuters 4:03 AM
  • "China urges U.S. to stop suppressing Chinese companies after Huawei indictment" Reuters 4:03 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Dalrymple Report: Mythic Quest, Essential, and Samsung" The Loop 12:56 PM
  • "Security Friday, Backup Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-14" The Mac Observer 12:50 PM
  • "9to5Mac Daily: February 14, 2020 – Apple adds new AR Quick Look features, more" 9to5Mac 10:37 AM
  • "9to5Mac Happy Hour 264: Swift Playgrounds on Mac, state of Catalyst, 5G iPhone rumors" 9to5Mac 10:19 AM
  • "Engadget Podcast: Breaking down the Samsung fest and MWC mess" Engadget 8:47 AM
  • "Malware, Microsoft gaming, and Sherlocking apps on the AppleInsider Podcast" AppleInsider 8:46 AM
  • "iPhone SE 2 will be a low cost powerhouse, and we talk details, on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:35 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Exclusive: Apple is designing its own antenna for this year's 5G iPhone/Apple doesn't have a great record in antenna design, and all eyes will be on the big-time connection speeds expected from this year's iPhone."  Fast Company 2:41 PM
  • "Apple Designing 5G iPhone Antenna Module In-House After Being Dissatisfied With Qualcomm's Version" MacRumors 3:40 PM
  • "Ming-Chi Kuo casts doubt on 2x2 MIMO uplink support for 5G iPhone 12" 9to5Mac 4:23 AM
  • "Kuo: 5G iPhone may not support 2×2 MIMO uplink for maximum upload speeds" iDownload Blog 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10X OS is 'very smooth' on a MacBook" Cult of Mac 8:46 AM
  • "Windows 10X has already been installed on a MacBook and a Surface Go" The Verge 8:46 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Siri not speaking anymore? Try these fixes" iDownload Blog 6:27 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "16" & 15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:21 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:21 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:21 AM

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple's AirPods vs Samsung Galaxy Buds+ head-to-head" AppleInsider 6:26 AM
  • "After 1,434 Days of Testing, My Review of the iPhone 6S Plus" Vice 8:36 AM
  • "Review: Atta Gora Liberte headphones are a great blend of fashion and function" AppleInsider 10:20 AM
  • "Apple TV+ review: 'Visible: Out on Television' a well-edited tour of LGBTQ TV history" AppleInsider 6:44 AM
iOS Apps
  • "Windows 10X vs. iPadOS: Does Microsoft finally beat Apple?" Digital Trends 12:51 PM
  • "Apple Arcade's 'Loud House: Outta Control' game is chaotic family fun/Can you navigate the insanity in the Loud House?" CNET 8:57 AM
  • "'Little Misfortune' Review – Sometimes Glitter Makes Things Better" Touch Arcade 3:41 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iPhone: How to send heartbeat, kiss, broken heart, more" 9to5Mac 4:42 PM
  • "How to jailbreak your iPhone on iOS 13: A beginner's guide" Digital Trends 4:41 AM
Tips
  • "How to cancel your Apple Music subscription" AppleInsider 1:55 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "7 Crazy Apple Watch Features We Might See Next" [Slideshow] iDrop News 4:42 PM
  • "Apple Pay, Apple Cash. What's Up Apple's Financial Sleeve Next?" The Mac Observer 3:36 PM
  • "As Apple and Facebook Embrace AR Fully, Google Takes It Slow" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 12:54 PM
  • "Apple's got a plan to make HomeKit setup easy (and map your world)" Apple Must 11:19 AM
  • "Best smart home platform: Alexa or HomeKit?" 9to5Mac 11:14 AM
  • "Why the iPhone 11 Pro Max is the best iPhone yet" ZDNet 9:29 AM
  • "5 exciting Galaxy S20 features I hope Apple steals for the iPhone 12" BGR 8:46 AM
  • "How Apple Got It Wrong By Not Paying Retail Employees for the Time They're Being Searched"  Inc. 1:35 PM
  • "Comment: Apple is wrong in the staff bag search case, and should fix it today"  9to5Mac 8:37 AM
  • "Apple quietly builds the business case for AR"  Computerworld 6:45 AM
  • "What to look for in the next iPad Pro: Rounding up the latest rumors about an upcoming refresh to the high-end of Apple's tablet line-up." Macworld 6:44 AM
Non-Apple
  • "There's finally a way to remove xHelper, the unremovable Android malware" ZDNet 3:41 PM
  • "Comment: Google Stadia could be the casual player's answer to high PlayStation 5 costs" 9to5Google 2:19 PM
  • "Galaxy Z Flip ongoing review: From how it bends to how it compares to rivals" CNET 10:19 AM
  • "Nope, I refuse to believe this leaked Pixel 5 prototype is real" The Next Web 9:48 AM
  • "India's proposed internet regulations could threaten privacy everywhere" The Verge 6:28 AM
  • "Flip phones deserve a shot because phones all look the same now" The Verge 6:27 AM
  • "Let's Start Designing More Secure Software and Systems" Inside Sources 5:24 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple now lets you shop directly in augmented reality: Customers can use Apple Pay in Quick Look" The Verge 8:14 PM
  • "Beta Testing Begins for 'Bulwark of the Abyss' on iOS, Mac, and PC" Touch Arcade 7:12 PM
  • "Latest unc0ver build seeded to internal testers fixes bug that delayed public release" iDownload Blog 6:12 PM
  • "'Sonic at the Olympic Games – Tokyo 2020" from SEGA Releases This May on iOS and Android with Pre-Registrations Now Live" Touch Arcade 11:14 AM
  • "Since the iOS Files app is finally useful, Gmail will add attachments from it" Ars Technica 6:12 PM
  • "Gmail for iOS rolling out uploading attachments via Apple's Files app" iDownload Blog 9:48 AM
  • "'Loud House: Outta Control' from Nickelodeon Is This Week's Addition to Apple Arcade" Touch Arcade 9:29 AM
  • "Pandora launches standalone Apple Watch App" iMore 9:29 AM
  • "Critical bug fix for Substrate Safe Mode released for checkra1n and unc0ver users" iDownload Blog 7:13 AM
  • "Hobbi is Facebook's latest experimental app for iOS" Memeburn 6:45 AM
  • "Dice Game of the Year: Untitled Goose Game" VentureBeat 4:34 AM
  • "First HomeKit Router firmware update coming very soon" AppleInsider 4:24 AM
  • "Google's GameSnacks project lets you play games on any device" Memeburn 4:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Work For Pentagon Suspended As Judge Approves Amazon Appeal" Benzinga 4:25 AM
  • "Judge grants Amazon motion for pause in Microsoft's Pentagon contract work" Reuters 5:16 AM
  • "Amazon Wins Suspension of Pentagon's $10 Billion 'JEDI' Contract to Microsoft" Agence France-Presse 5:18 AM
  • "Microsoft temporarily blocked from beginning Pentagon project" IANS 5:17 AM
  • "Amazon Wins Court Injunction, Halting Work on $10 Billion JEDI Contract It Lost to Microsoft" Gizmodo 5:19 AM
  • "Microsoft's AI improves text summarization performance by paying closer attention to the beginning" VentureBeat 9:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 3, Surface Go 2 Rumored For Spring Hardware Event: Here's What To Expect" HotHardware 4:30 PM
  • "Intel cancels partner event in Milan over coronavirus fears: Vendor says that a number of partners would not have been able to attend due to travel restrictions" CRN 6:37 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-10900 10-Core Comet Lake-S CPU Poses For Pictures In New Leak" HotHardware 4:29 PM
  • "Intel's hopes for 'The Classroom of the Future'" TechRadar UK 6:36 AM
  • "Intel and Engineers Ireland partner to inspire Ireland's future engineering talent" Engineers Journal 6:38 AM
  • "Intel Director Henry Buys $1 Million of Stock" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:04 PM
  • "Kings, Intel Announce Plans For New R&D Center: The Sacramento Kings and Intel announced plans Thursday for the NBA's first research and development site devoted to finding new ways for fans to access replay angles never seen before." Associated Press 6:36 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper 3990X CPU has the raw power to run Crysis without a graphics card" TechRadar UK 6:39 AM
  • "Despite All The Efforts, AMD Radeon GPU Drivers Reportedly Still A Mess – Black Screens, Stuttering, Flickering, Inconsistent Clocks & More Issues" Tech.co 6:39 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Driver Issues Get Out Of Hand As Navi Card Users Suffer Black Screen Frustration" HotHardware 4:29 PM
  • "Nvidia Faces $100 Million Coronavirus Hit: The coronavirus outbreak may dampen demand for Nvidia's graphics cards in China, one of the company's largest markets, the company warned on Thursday. The illness could also disrupt Nvidia's supply chain." PC Magazine 1:57 PM
  • "NVIDIA Reports Bang-Up Q4 Earnings On Big Data Center GPU Gains, NVDA Shares Spike" HotHardware 4:29 PM
  • "NVIDIA Quietly Reveals GeForce MX350 & MX330: 2020"s Entry-Level Laptop GeForce" AnandTech 7:14 AM
  • "IBM withdraws participation from RSA Conference over coronavirus fears" Reuters 7:10 PM
  • "Will the Coronavirus Disrupt the RSA Show? IBM Decides to Skip" PC Magazine 9:09 PM
  • "IBM FlashSystem Flash Storage Family Simplifies Cloud Options" ITPro Today 7:13 AM
  • "Dell fixes privilege elevation bug in support software" Sophos 6:43 AM
  • "'Google Has A Problem': Oracle Makes Pitch To Supreme Court In Android Case" CRN 4:44 AM
  • "Oracle strikes back at Google in Supreme Court copyright case" The Verge 4:44 AM
  • "Oracle employees are protesting Larry Ellison's planned fundraiser for Trump: 'His alliance with this ignoble and destructive figure damages our company culture'" Business Insider 3:41 PM
  • "Oracle staff say Larry Ellison's fundraiser for Trump is against 'company ethics' – Oracle, ethics... what dimension have we fallen into?" The Register 7:12 PM
  • "Chinese company Huawei's Silicon Valley outpost allegedly stole trade secrets from Cisco" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 4:43 AM
  • "Cisco Isn't Bidding for FireEye, Contrary to Rumors" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:43 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "S&P 500 and Nasdaq end at records to end week, amid signs of soft retail sales, coronavirus spread: Retail sales gains were muted in January and industrial production declined but consumer confidence was near a 15-year high in early February" MarketWatch 7:36 PM
  • "Nasdaq, S&P 500 Close at All-Time Highs; Stocks Post Gains for Week: The Nasdaq and S&P 500 close at all-time highs Friday as investors assess data on the coronavirus outbreak in China and U.S. consumer spending is mixed." TheStreet 7:36 PM
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq capture new highs: Consumer Confidence for Feb. shows Americans are happy" FOXBusiness 7:34 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Post Weekly Gains: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite swung between small gains and losses Friday and ended the session higher" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:34 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as investors digest surge in coronavirus cases: Nikkei dips, while other indexes rise as China set to cut tariffs on some U.S. imports" MarketWatch 6:33 AM
  • "European stocks struggle as coronavirus cases rise and German growth stagnates: Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland and EDF among stocks on the move" MarketWatch 6:33 AM

 
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