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Tuesday Highlights: The Motley Fool post charts of iPod, iPhone, and iPad eras and their contribution to Apple's rise toward becoming a trillion dollar company; Counterpoint Research data over Q1 2018 show an overall dip in YoY US smartphone sales, exception being Apple which has shown record growth of 16% YoY; Quartz shows how important Apple Watch has become in jobs like "airline attendants, bartenders, waiters, baristas, shop owners"; here's how you can run your old 32-bit macOS apps in the latest OSes; analysts believe the TV experience Google offers with YouTube TV is what "Apple promised us but failed to deliver"; Politico details President Trump's "rogue" iPhone security; creepy story straight from SciFi theater where school in China now using face recogition in-class to identify students not paying attention; Stephen Silver at AppleInsider goes inside Consumer Reports' testing regimen for Apple products; PCWorld take new Razer Core X GPU for a spin, even works with Macs; CNET opinion piece calls for Apple to open a watch face store.
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"Strategy Analytics: Apple Captures Record 91 Percent Share of Global Smartphone Profits in Q3 2016" Business Wire 9:16 PM
"Apple grabs record 91% share of global smartphone profits in Q3, analyst says" AppleInsider 7:02 PM
"Latest Strategy Analytics data shows Apple captured record 91% of smartphone industry profits during Q3" 9to5Mac 7:03 PM
"Understanding Apple's Marginalization of the Mac" ["How does the Mac fit into this new world order? It plays well with iCloud and the iTunes Store, and it increasingly taps iCloud for added functionality. It's another link in the chain that keeps users buying iPhones and iPads because it's easier to have a computer that talks to your smartphone and tablet seamlessly. The Mac also remains essential to iOS as a development platform, and (through macOS Server) as an organization-wide caching server for iOS and app updates. In essence, the Mac is an accessory to the iOS platform."] TidBITS 9:36 AM
"Apple Pay Will Change the Way Your Brain Thinks About Buying Things" Wired 7:17 AM
"Phil Schiller again defends Touch Bar MacBook Pro's 16GB RAM limitation – Apple Insider" ["It's interesting to watch Apple squirm. They reduced prices on adapters and dongles because of customer complaints. They slashed the prices on the new 4K and 5K displays, though the reduced prices, if temporary like those for adapters, may not last until the new displays ship. And they've had to explain the RAM limitation several times. People are not buying these excuses. Apple is making the computer they want, not the computer its users need."] Kirkville 10:48 AM
"Opinion: Is Apple dropping AirPort products just simple financial sense, or a slippery slope?" 9to5Mac 10:33 AM
"Details emerge of Microsoft's proposed concessions to EU over $26.2bn LinkedIn acquisition" Neowin 8:49 AM
"Microsoft 'offers EU hardware, software LinkedIn concessions'" PanArmenian.net 7:10 AM
"Microsoft Offers EU Concessions over Outlook Access" Nasdaq 7:34 AM
"Why Microsoft Picked SAP SuccessFactors for Its HCM Needs" eWeek 7:04 PM
"Satya Nadella confuses Surface and success, and has an oblique pop at Tim Cook: Microsoft CEO says 2-in-1 is 'not a refrigerator and a toaster'. Er" The Inquirer 9:08 AM
"Microsoft CEO: We're staying in the phone market to create 'the most ultimate mobile device'" Neowin 5:08 PM
"Microsoft puts quantum computing higher on its hardware priority list: The company is stepping up efforts to make quantum computing hardware and software" InfoWorld 7:10 AM
"Windows 10 Redstone 3 could feature game-changing ARM to x86 converter" The Inquirer 12:09 PM
"x86 emulation may finally come to ARM processors running Windows 10" ExtremeTech 6:46 PM
"x86 emulation rumored to be coming to Windows for ARM in late 2017: This would enable the use of real Windows applications in Continuum docking mode." Ars Technica 6:30 AM
"Emulating x86: Microsoft builds granny flat into Windows 10/Park your legacy apps here, they'll feel right at home" The Register 7:09 AM
"Windows 10 adds 4K Netflix support just in time for, er, Gilmore Girls: But don't worry, you won't be able to use it anyway" The Inquirer 6:45 AM
"4K Netflix is finally coming to PCs, but you probably still can't watch it" ExtremeTech 6:56 AM
"HP Inc. Sees Profit That May Fall Before Planned Cost Cuts" Bloomberg 8:55 PM
"Hewlett Packard Enterprise Posts Mixed Q4 Results, Ticks Lower: The technology services giant posted lower-than-anticipated revenue for the fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and full year on Tuesday." TheStreet 4:18 PM
"Both HPs Report Mixed Earnings Results in First Year Apart" eWeek 7:03 PM
"Apple, Inc. Earnings Analysis: 2016 By the Numbers" CapitalCube 8:07 AM
"Wall Street Scores Records Again as Dow Lands 19,000 Milestone: Wall Street scored record closes for its benchmark indexes for the second day in a row, unimpeded by a decline in crude oil prices." TheStreet 4:16 PM
"Trump Momentum Powers Wall Street to Fresh Records, Dow Closes Above 19K" FOXBusiness 4:16 PM
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