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Wednesday Highlights: Tripp Mickle at the Wall Street Journal asks if Apple is "trying to do too much" with a 10th anniversary iPhone and rumored features like wireless charging, face-recognition; Wired looks at 6 months in which Apple raced "to make the first iPhone a reality"; Vlad Savov thinks Apple gets simultaneously "too much and too little credit for iPhone"; Motherboard credits iPhone with objectifying our faces; Jonny Evans encourages enterprises to look to Apple in face of ransomware attacks; when finally made available, Gregg Keizer explains how you can install and try out macOS High Sierra public beta; Qualcomm's screen-embedded fingerprint scanner revealed at Mobile World Congress; PhoneBuff posts YouTube video speed test between OnePlus 5 and iPhone 7 Plus; in contrasting views, Forbes' Andy Robertson thinks iPad Pro with iOS 11 can be "only device your family needs" while Tom Warren at The Verge believes that combo "still won't replace your laptop"; Barron's op/ed suggests Apple may have a subscription problem; The Outline says "'Planet of the Apps' is even worse than you thought".
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"Android, iOS combine for 91.1% of worldwide smartphone OS market in 4Q12, says IDC" DigiTimes 7:55 AM
"GPS fitness watch market to grow 50% in 2013 regardless of Apple rumors, says ABI Research" DigiTimes 7:55 AM
"Apple's new iPad TV ads put apps at the heart of the tablet wars" Computerworld 9:58 AM
"Apple airs new iPad ads, 'Alive' and 'Together'" Digital Trends 7:54 AM
"Apple Highlights iPad's Massive App Catalog With Two New TV Ads [Video] Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
"Who's the guy in the new Apple ad? Meet Mathieu Lehanneur" TED Blog 11:55 AM
"Hundreds of thousands line up for new mail app: More than 800,000 people are waiting to access a new iPhone app that aims to transform their email experience by helping them achieve the elusive 'inbox zero' -- a fully processed and empty inbox." Reuters 2:56 PM
"Apple design bloke Ive finally honoured properly - with Blue Peter badge" The Register 8:00 AM
"At Apple, Everybody's Working For (And On) The Weekend" Business Insider 2:53 PM
"New quick app switching & other concepts show options on the table for iOS 7 [Videos] 9 to 5 Mac 12:58 PM
"As Irrational Exuberance Fades, Apple Skeptics Make A Comeback" BGR 12:57 PM
"How switching to Android helped me deal with my addiction to connectedness/There are many things I like better about my Android phone compared to my old iPhone, but one of the big ones is something that is missing: namely, all those irritating real-time notifications" GigaOM 11:51 AM
"Even Apple Gets Stung by Bureaucracy" Forbes 11:05 AM
"The Post Post-PC Era: Will Apple, Google, Samsung, Amazon Or Microsoft Win?" TechCrunch 10:51 AM
"EU regulators threaten privacy crackdown against Google: Web giant may face 'repressive action' before summer if it does not respond to a dozen recommendations related to how it manages user data." CNET News 4:47 PM
"Asia Markets: China, Japan stocks fall, though others gain/Chinese stocks slipped Tuesday, with casino operators skidding in Hong Kong and property stocks falling on the mainland, while Japanese blue chips also lost ground." MarketWatch 9:09 PM
"Europe Markets: Carlsberg drops in weak Europe trade" MarketWatch 9:33 AM
"European Stocks Fall as Metals Slide; Yen Drops on G-20 Meeting" Bloomberg 10:04 AM
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