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Monday Highlights: "Apple is still the company it was when Steve Jobs was at the helm" is what "Becoming Steve Jobs" co-author says of "the continuity of Apple's dominance" from Jobs to Cook; Michael Simon at Macworld thinks halo effect of Apple Watch "may be impossible to resist" with "every sale...an opportunity for lock-in ... [which if] as desireable as the iPod, it could lead to tens of millions of more iPhone sales each quarter"; purchasing the Apple Watch Edition - the most expensive model - will entitle you to "24/7 support [and] private 1-hour appointments [with] no lines" according to rumor; Glenn Fleishman encourages getting into the habit of backing up your Mac which will make "migrating to a new Mac easier"; Tim Cook writes op-ed at the Washington Post on Sunday on the dangers of Indiana's (and other states') "religious freedom" laws, Cook seen using his position as a "bully pulpit"â€”more in our General Interest section; and over the weekend, ifoAppleStore's Gary Allen decides the time is right for his great site on Apple retail to wind down except for keeping existing information updated; filming for 1998 iMac unveil begins in Steve Jobs biopic; Wired looks at the physics behind MagSafe and USB-C, and whether the new connector is as safe as MagSafe or not; looks like Apple needn't worry about FDA "over-regulation of Apple Watch" as oversight will be light; here we go, first rear shell of purported iPhone 6C leaks, it's colored, "lends further credence of new 4-inch model"; it's ready, Apple's trade-in program for "non-Apple smartphones and PCs", that is; speed test between Galaxy S6, iPhone 6; at Grist, Eve Andrews survived a week without her iPhone.
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"What the new iPad and Mountain Lion tell us about Apple's upcoming Retina Macs" 9 to 5 Mac 3/23
"Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/We answer questions about moving data to new user accounts, larger virtual memory allotments, and more." MacFixIt 3/23
"Detecting and removing the Flashback malware in OS X: The Flashback Trojan's latest iterations have evolved to infect Macs in different ways, but there are methods to detect and remove them." MacFixIt 3/23
"Lenovo Dreams of Waterproof Notebooks & Acrobatic Displays" Patently Apple 3/23
"Gene Steinberg meets Avram Piltch of Laptop magazine, John Martellaro of The Mac Observer, and veteran columnist Ted Landau, from The Mac Observer and Macworld, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 3/23
"MacMall Opening New Chicago Store; We Talk With The President" MacNews 3/23
"New iPad controversies and thoughts on the new iPad after one week (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 3/23
"Apple Feels Heat From Steve Jobs' Display Choices: There are widespread reports of a heat problem with the new iPad. The problem is so ubiquitous that it even prompted Consumer Reports to run a test." Forbes 3/23
"Video: Apple's hot new IPad wins over reviewers" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 3/23
"Hey, what's wrong with a small iPhone? Is Apple an oddball because its phones continue to be relatively small? It's a stance that seems to run counter to Android smartphone design trends." CNET News 8:18 PM
"Will a Dividend-Tax Hike Spoil the Party? Apple's dividend announcement this past week is good news for income investors, but bad news might be lurking around the corner." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3/23
"Apple investors sideswiped: briefly: by erroneous trade: A mistaken order causes AAPL shares to briefly plunge 9.4 percent until authorities halt trading. Just another boring day in the life of a high-flying stock." CNET News 3/23
"Apple's Starts Trading Again After A Bizarre Crash Halted The Stock" Business Insider 3/23
"Apple's devoted shareholders get rich, and hang on" Reuters 3/23
"Top 10 more interesting ways Apple could spend its $100bn cash-pile" V3 3/23
"Apple: Oppenheimer Ponders the Downside; Risk Favorable" Barron's 3/23
"Tech stocks eke out late gains: Tech stocks managed to put in a mostly upbeat performance Friday, but it was a glitch in a trading system resulting in confusion and erroneous trades of Apple Inc. and other stocks that stood out during the day's market session." MarketWatch 3/23
"U.S. stocks close tough week on bright note: Energy, resource stocks lead rebound to cap worst week of year" MarketWatch 3/23
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