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Monday Highlights: Billionaire investor extraordinaire, Warren Buffet, discusses Apple with CNBC, explaining his recent bullish investment in the company putting his stake in Apple at over $18 billion, fueling a rise in AAPL today—more in our Apple/Macintosh, and Finances sections; Dan Dilger posts part 2 of his analysis of Steve Jobs' post-PC computing vision; Glenn Fleishman explains how you can manage a single Photos library among multiple family members' media; battery in Nintendo's Switch beats out iPads and Playstation Vita; at last night's Oscars, Samsung introduced an Apple attack ad featuring Casey Neistat representing "'the creators of this generation'"; while at Mobile World Congress, Samsung introduced a Staedtler Stylus which Vlad Savov at The Verge says "is roughly 5,000 times more awesome than the Apple Pencil"; AT&T finally joins the unlimited plan ranks; Apple no longer voiding warranty on iPhones having had 3rd party screen repairs, but only under certain conditions; Jonny Evans analyzes comments by SoftBank's CEO at Mobile World Congress on the coming "singularity" of a "smart everything future".

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  • "Buffett: Apple product has incredible 'stickiness': Warren Buffett talks about the attraction of Apple's ecosystem."  CNBC Videos 7:05 AM
  • "Berkshire, Buffett More Than Double Stake in Apple: Bulk of share-buying is done personally by Warren Buffett" [Paid Membership Required] 7:05 AM
  • "Buffett Says Apple Stake Boosted to More Than $18 Billion" Bloomberg 7:19 AM
  • "Editorial: The future of Steve Jobs' iPad vision for Post-PC computing, part 2"  AppleInsider 6:43 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro Diary: Discovering that adjusting exposure & saturation is as easy as it is with photos" 9to5Mac 10:57 AM
  • "How to manage multiple family members' media within a single Photos library" Macworld 6:44 AM
  • "Logic Pros (101): Understanding Channel Strip controls and navigating Logic's Mixer" 9to5Mac 6:44 AM
  • "How to force empty Trash on your Mac using Terminal" iMore 8:58 AM
  • "Set a Lock Screen Message" MacMost 9:41 AM
  • "It's Time For An Official 'Hackintosh" Mac360 10:26 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mail Converter is a useful email migration tool for macOS" Apple World Today 6:34 AM
  • "TextExpander 6.1.7" TidBITS 6:32 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Nintendo Switch Battery Beats iPads And PlayStation Vita" Forbes 6:56 AM
  • "Samsung tries to out-cool Apple at Oscars" CNET 6:41 AM
  • "2017 'Superbrands' announced" ["British Airways has held off Apple, Microsoft and PayPal to be crowned the top business superbrand of 2017. ... The airline outperformed nearly 1,500 others in the sixteenth annual poll, with Apple retaining second spot and, in its strongest performance since 2011, US tech giant Microsoft moving up to third."] The London Economic 7:26 AM
  • "Apple Store at Pentagon City to Reopen March 4 With Next-Generation Design" MacRumors 6:34 AM
  • "Skipper sets sail with just a iPad for navigation then crashes into a ferry when his wifi fails in a shipping lane" Daily Mail (UK) 6:34 AM
  • "Guy tries to navigate huge 50ft boat with iPad, crashes when it loses Wi-Fi" The Next Web 10:33 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple bids farewell to the Newton" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Is phone nostalgia a thing? Judging by this year's Mobile World Congress, it might be" Mashable 10:56 AM
  • "The back of Alcatel's ridiculous new phone lights up to display notifications" TechCrunch 10:24 AM
  • "No, Cellphones Don't Cause Cancer. Probably" Wired 8:11 AM
  • "Oppo could kill phone camera bumps with this new zoom lens design" The Verge 7:43 AM
  • "Samsung's Staedtler stylus is roughly 5,000 times more awesome than the Apple Pencil: Almost a real pencil!"  The Verge 7:18 AM
  • "No data, no delays: Fox pushes movies straight to your phone/Full HD movies, straight to your phone, without eating your data or slowing down your device: it's the dream, and the technology is here." CNET 7:17 AM
  • "AT&T Revamps Unlimited Data Plans with Tethering, Lower Prices" The Mac Observer 10:26 AM
  • "AT&T Announces New Unlimited Data Plan With 10GB of Tethering and $25 Off DirecTV" MacRumors 6:43 AM
  • "FCC puts the brakes on ISP privacy rules it just passed in October" IDG News Service 6:38 AM
  • "FCC rolls back net neutrality ISP transparency rules: Small ISPs will no longer be required to inform customers of their network management practices." IDG News Service 6:38 AM
  • "Sony Really, Really Wants You to Care About Camera Phones" Gizmodo 6:38 AM
  • "Sony quietly came out with the most surprising smartphone of MWC 2017" BGR 6:38 AM
  • "Hidden iOS features and Siri goes to the movies, again." The MT Show 6:29 AM
  • "10.5-Inch iPad Pro Said to Have 2,224×1,668 Display With Same Pixel Density as 9.7-Inch Model" MacRumors 10:57 AM
  • "Apple backtracks on third-party iPhone screen repairs stance" SlashGear 7:26 AM
  • "Apple might prompt everyone to enable 2-factor authentication" Business Insider 6:55 AM
  • "Apple: iOS Update Fixes Random iPhone Shutdowns/Updating to iOS 10.2.1 may fix the problem." PC Magazine 7:43 AM
  • "Apple TV tvOS 10.1 Jailbreak 'Finally Done', Will Be Available To Download Soon" Redmond Pie 11:02 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:02 AM

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  • "BeatsX in Blue: First Impressions -Not a Replacement for Air Pods" eXtensions 7:14 AM
  • "Review: Live Beacon is the 'no coding required' iBeacon system aimed at small businesses" 9to5Mac 10:33 AM
  • "Here's how to start an emergency fire with your cell phone battery: You're stranded in the woods alone, the sun is going down, and you need to start a fire quickly before it gets too cold. If you still have your cell phone on you, you can start a quick emergency fire. Here's how." Business Insider 10:57 AM
  • "How to Display Status Bar in iOS When Inside a Folder" WCCFTech 7:28 AM
  • "Lock the lock screen out of revealing secrets and listening to Siri: It's easy to forget that convenience can also leak information about you to anyone who can touch your iPhone or iPad." Macworld 6:44 AM
  • "3 Apple Messages Tips You May Have Missed" Apple Must 8:16 AM
  • "If Steve Jobs Came Back To Apple Again" NoodleMac 10:26 AM
  • "Why Apple Can't Hear You" Mac360 10:26 AM
  • "How Apple's New Products Are Not Really 'New Products" TeraTalks 10:26 AM
  • "MWC: SoftBank, Apple and the singularity"  Computerworld 7:38 AM
  • "Smartphones as we know them will be dead in five years" ["It's also an age when sub-$200 smartphones are powerful enough for most people and even flagship phones from the likes of Apple and Samsung don't look radically different from their predecessors."]  CNBC 7:06 AM
  • "Was I wrong to think an Apple Watch might improve my life?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 6:42 AM
  • "Will Apple Forego Intel?—Why AMD's New Ryzen Chips Look Smart for Future Macs" Architosh 6:29 AM
  • "The Nintendo Switch Is A Technological Work Of Art" Forbes 10:35 AM
  • "Hands On With the Samsung Staedtler S Pencil: Samsung has a stylus which feels just like a fine European pencil. We tried it."  PC Magazine 10:32 AM
  • "Why Nokia's feature phone nostalgia stole the thunder from this year's flagships" TechCrunch 8:55 AM
  • "[Update: Another video!] Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus hands-on video leaked" SamMobile 7:18 AM
  • "Samsung's Staedtler S Pen is more pencil-like than the Apple Pencil" Mashable 7:10 AM
  • "Who the Hell Is Going to Buy Sony's Weird Android Projector?" Gizmodo 6:38 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of February 27: Adam Christianson, iPhone Camera, and Time Lapse Photography" The MUG Center 9:41 AM
  • "XojoApp Software Components for Xojo Developers" prMac 7:31 AM
  • "Best Fitness Apps For Getting (And Staying) In Shape: Whether on Android or iOS, apps help keep track of your health, and can even make workouts fun." [Slideshow] Popular Mechanics 7:24 AM
  • "Santander Boosts Client Experience with Enterprise iOS Apps Powered by IBM" PRNewswire 7:20 AM
  • "xTeleZoom extends the lossless zoom range of iPhone 7+ dual camera" PRNewswire 7:20 AM
  • "SanDisk Now Offers 256GB of Extra Storage for iPhone and iPad" Business Wire 7:20 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 Creators Update will have options to limit app downloads to Windows Store" OnMSFT 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft is ready to deliver its promised Cortana Skills Kit preview" ZDNet 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft's anti-malware program still isn't very good" Network World 8:56 AM
  • "Windows 10 to permit block on apps installing if they're not from Microsoft Store" ZDNet 8:54 AM
  • "You can make Windows 10 act like Windows RT with the Creators Update" Windows Central 8:53 AM
  • "100 Percent IE And Microsoft Edge Vulnerabilities Can Be Mitigated By Removing Admin Rights, Says Study" Tech Times 8:53 AM
  • "This Windows 10 two-in-one device comes with 4G LTE on-board" ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "IBM Delivers Watson for Cyber Security" RIS News 8:39 AM
  • "IBM, VELCO join forces to create smart energy solutions firm Utopus" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Augmenting Art: Could IBM's Machine Learning Bring Back Gaudi And DaVinci?" Forbes 8:38 AM
  • "Visa Expands Global Payments, Partners with IBM Watson on IoT" PC Magazine 8:37 AM
  • "HP Launches One of the Best Microsoft Surface Killers" Softpedia 8:13 AM
  • "HP's new ultraportable PC is ready for your lap" Mashable 8:13 AM
  • "MWC 2017: HP Launches Convertible Tablet Pro X2 With 12 Inch Display" Techtree 8:12 AM
  • "Dell Announces New Cheaper IoT Gateway 3000 To 'Accelerate' Channel Focus" CRN 7:33 AM
  • "Mastercard And Oracle Bring Smartphone Digital Payment Service To The World Of Retail And Hospitality" Silicon UK 7:22 AM
  • "Cisco brings 5G architecture to Verizon's mobile network trials" ZDNet 7:20 AM
  • "MWC 2017: Ericsson, Cisco secure first Brazilian IP agreement" Rapid TV News 7:19 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Buffett's Apple Gain Is $1.6 Billion as Price Disclosed: Chart" Bloomberg 7:19 AM
  • "Warren Buffett, on CNBC, says bought about 120 million Apple shares in 2017" Reuters 6:49 AM
  • "Buffett's bite of Apple even bigger than was thought" Associated Press 6:49 AM
  • "Analysts raise Apple forecast as competitors unveil new (and old) products" CNBC 7:05 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow posts 11th straight record; S&P 500 sees fifth straight weekly gain: Dow's 11-day streak of records is longest since 1987" MarketWatch 7:23 AM
  • "Market Recon: Most Unusually, We're Seeing Safe Haven Investing/Stocks continue to go higher, but look at the sectors that have taken top honors." TheStreet 7:23 AM
  • "Global Stocks Subdued Ahead of Donald Trump Speech: Investors also await key speeches from Federal Reserve officials" [Paid Membership Required] 7:22 AM
  • "Asian markets flip lower as investors await U.S. economic news: Nikkei leads declines as yen rises against dollar" MarketWatch 7:22 AM
  • "European stocks in holding pattern, slowed by falls for Deutsche Börse, LSE: Investors worldwide await key Trump speech on Tuesday" MarketWatch 7:21 AM

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