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Memorial Day Highlights: Today we remember those who died serving in the US armed forces; the smartified home is coming soon, and Mike Elgan at Computerworld sees Apple and Google at the forefront; Tim Bajarin predicts "serious iPhone growth through 2016", calls arguments that growth has peaked "premature"; Richard Stallman says Windows and OS X are malware; Macworld UK reviews Microsoft Office 2016 suite of apps: Word; Excel; PowerPoint; Outlook; Macworld reviews the 13" MacBook Air, MacNN has a first look at the new Force Touch 15" MacBook Pro; Ben Lovejoy's continuing diary of his skeptic's take on the Apple Watch now that the novelty has worn off; Jamal Carnette among analysts unsurprised that Apple's television plans shelved, his rationale: "gross margins. Simply put, the television business isn't as lucrative as Apple desires"; but as for Apple TV, the future is brighter with possibility of local television programming being offered; International Business Times advice on choosing between Photos, Flickr, Dropbox, other apps for picture management; The Intercept reporting Apple and Google part of "confidential spy summit" in England; Peter Kafka and Dawn Chmielewski of Re/code are reporting Apple is pushing to include local TV as part of Apple TV, meaning potential delays to next gen "hobby" device—additional reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft are the four horsemen of IT innovation says ZDNet's Larry Dignan; Dan Frommer on Slice Intelligence's report that Apple Watch orders have dropped considerably since initial supply sold out; exec of Sling TV discusses with Benzinga his belief as to why Apple was always "unlikely to release a TV"; Lesa Snider talks about maximizing Photos on OS X by using smart albums; iTunes Match could use some fixing according to Kirk McElhearn.
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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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