Michael Potuck

@michaelpotuck

Editor and contributor at 9to5Mac and 9to5Google. Reach out to Michael with tips, deliberations, and feedback at michaelp@9to5mac.com

Michael also writes on his personal blog about health and fitness, simplification, mindsets, and more at michandmarg.com

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As Donald Trump is being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Investor’s Business Daily notes analysts are weighing in on the impact of future trade negotiations with China under the Trump Presidency. Of particular concern are iconic U.S. companies like Apple, Starbucks, General Motors and Nike as well as U.S. companies with a high percentage of Chinese revenue…Apple is in both of those categories with 22% of the previous fiscal year coming from China.

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January 18

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January 17

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Business Insider has shared a new report from Morgan Stanley today, showing that the firm has lowered their predictions for Apple’s 2017 iPhone revenue. Morgan Stanley’s analyst Katy Huberty “believes that anticipation for the iPhone 8 may mute iPhone 7 sales over the next two quarters.”

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9to5toys 

January 16

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As our devices continually improve at capturing rich content like 4K video and bursts of high quality photos in a few seconds, and applications become increasingly powerful (and larger), our Macs often fill up faster than we expect.

There is always the option to offload your data to external drives or to iCloud Drive (or other cloud services), but it is often convenient or just preferred to have your information stored locally. After the break we’ll look at the most efficient ways to free up space on your Mac.

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January 14

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First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting with the first article. Also, here is the table of contents and overview.

Note for the already tech savvy, IT professionals, and our regular readers: this is designed as a resource as you help others or for those looking to become tech savvy on their own.

Transforming limiting beliefs and setting stakes

Background, Expectations, & Best Practices |

Now that you’ve got the hang of operating in the positive state of a growth mindset, let’s look at how the stories we repeat shape us.

Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny. -Gandhi

This quote paints a clear picture that it’s the small thoughts and words we repeat day in and day out that create our habits and actions, which in turn create the results we see after a year, decade, or lifetime.

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January 11

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9to5google 

January 10

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January 7

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If this is your first time reading this series you’ll get the most value by starting with the first article. Note for the already tech savvy, IT professionals, and our regular readers: this is designed as a resource as you help others or for those looking to become tech savvy on their own.

Growth Mindset

Background, Expectations, & Best Practices |

I have yet to find any books or resources that discuss the foundation and most important factor in becoming tech savvy (or learning anything), your mindset. Research shows that people with a growth mindset are more likely to achieve success in part because they believe they can. Alternately, people with a fixed mindset, who believe they can only achieve according to ingrained talent or aptitude are more likely to give up on their goals.

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January 6

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[Update Jan. 6th 2017 7:09 pm PT: Apple has pulled ‘Finder for AirPods’ from the iOS App Store. According to the developer, “They didn’t find anything wrong with the app itself, but rather they they didn’t like the ‘concept’ of people finding their AirPods and hence was deemed ‘not appropriate for the App Store’.”] Instead try this free less obvious app that does the same thing.

As AirPods continue to ship, more eager customers have been able to use Apple’s latest hot accessory. If you’ve given AirPods a try we want to hear how they fit and if they fall out or stay in your ears. This week we’ve also seen the first app released to help you locate your missing AirPod(s).

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electrek 

January 5

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January 4

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Hulu announced today that it has signed a new agreement with CBS to carry content from America’s most-watched broadcast network including both on-demand and live programming. This news comes about a month after DirecTV Now launched without the major network, although CBS CEO Les Moonves has alluded that they’ll be able to figure something out.

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January 3

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Our recent poll asking readers why they’re holding out on Apple’s AirPods after they’ve received overall good reviews has revealed the majority feels they’re ‘too expensive.’ The second most common reason is long shipping times (currently still 6 weeks on Apple’s website). Here are some reasons why people aren’t willing to spend $159 on Apple’s newest accessory and some affordable alternatives…

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9to5toys 

January 2

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‘Become Tech Savvy’ is a new weekly series designed for anyone who wants to learn how to use technology with confidence, ease, and minimal frustration, as well as those who want to help someone else with technology. No matter your age, experience, background, or current skills, this series will provide a unique strategy for mastery. For the already tech savvy and IT folks, this will be a valuable resource to share and reference while supporting others as it will deconstruct the barriers to becoming tech savvy. Keep reading to discover why absolutely anyone can and should become tech savvy and why this series is unique.

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December 29, 2016

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Apple’s freshly released AirPods are receiving great reviews overall. Tim Cook called AirPods “a run away success” and said Apple is making the backordered product as fast as possible. First hand accounts from a marathon runner to members of our 9to5Mac team are giving generally positive reports. So if you haven’t acquired your own set of AirPods yet, we’re curious to learn why you aren’t buying them? Tell us below in our poll…

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December 26, 2016

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Over that last month your friends and family have probably purchased or been gifted a range of new devices, and odds may be good that you’re the go-to for tech support. Sometimes it works to problem solve by voice or text message when you aren’t with the user in need, but it’s often better to see what they’re seeing and also have some remote control access. Keep reading after the break for three ways to remotely help others more efficiently.

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9to5google 

December 20, 2016

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December 19, 2016

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December 16, 2016

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In the wake of recent MacBook Pro battery life controversies, Apple has added two notable job listings to its website this week: Battery Algorithm Analysis Engineer and System Power and Control Architect. The new job listings seek employees to develop algorithms that will improve battery life and power management, while another mentions a “budding electrical test lab” Apple is growing internally for batteries.

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electrek 

December 15, 2016

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Twelve South has announced that their popular BookBook iPhone cases are now available today for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. They are sold for $59.99 shipped, with delivery as soon as December 19 from Amazon with black and brown color options.

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