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Friday Highlights:Who really wins with Apple's cash repatriation? Shareholders.; eleven years running, Fortune crowns Apple the world's most admired company; Dan Moren opines on the axiom that "Apple knows best" as if a benevolent dictator; Europe, South Korea add to lawsuits over iPhone throttling; and the slowdown controversy could provide push needed to pass Right to Repair bills; Apple announces addition of 70 universities and colleges in Europe to Everyone Can Code program; Samsung plans to avoid notch by simply cutting holes in full screen display; KGI's latest report posits larger iPhones in 2018, offsetting weaker iPhone X demand in China—more in our Hardware/Software section; Jason Snell reviews iMac Pro; Ray Wong at Mashable thinks Apple's plan for battery updates is a bad idea.
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"Apple Confirms $1 Billion Investment in SoftBank Vision Fund: Apple says fund will support 'strategically important' technologies" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:46 PM
"Apple invests $1 billion in massive tech fund: Apple's latest tech investment may come with the added bonus of getting in Donald Trump's good graces." ["Apple confirmed on Tuesday that it is investing $1 billion in a massive new technology fund from Japan's SoftBank Group, which has recently drawn the attention of the president-elect."] CNNMoney 1:44 PM
"What Apple's Acquisitions in 2016 Tell Us about 2017 and Beyond" Tech.pinions 7:12 AM
"Why Apple Could Lead Some Blockbuster Media Deals in 2017: Thanks to President-elect Trump's promise of corporate tax cuts, Spotify, MGM, T-Mobile, Pandora and Epix could all be on the acquisition block." TheStreet 10:39 AM
"What Apple got right but Amazon is getting wrong" CNBC 10:29 AM
"Apple to reveal fiscal Q1 2017 results on Jan. 31" AppleInsider 4:56 PM
"Apple yanks New York Times app from China App Store at government's behest" AppleInsider 7:52 PM
"Malwarebytes warns of denial-of-service attacks on Macs, but blocked by latest Sierra update" 9to5Mac 11:03 AM
"How to Delete Large Apps from Mac to Free Up Storage" OS X Daily 1:46 PM
"Apple's iCloud Keychain: The smart person's guide/This is a comprehensive guide to iCloud Keychain, Apple's cloud-based version of its iOS and macOS password, private key, and certificate management software." TechRepublic 10:11 AM
"Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes libraries on the new MacBook Pro, orderly audiobook playback" Macworld 7:41 AM
"Using a Synology NAS with Final Cut Pro X" fcp.co 7:17 AM
"Adding Colors to Mac Folders: Q. How do you change the folder colors on a Mac? I can never find the folder I want on my desktop with all of them blue." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 11:02 AM
"How to View the Apple TV's Aerial Screen Saver On Your Mac" The Mac Observer 7:11 AM
"Apple, the 'king of repatriation'" CNBC Videos 8:23 AM
"Stock market ends near records, powered by auto sales: FOMC minutes telegraph faster pace of rate hikes" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
"Stocks Close Higher Even as Fed Ponders Accelerated Pace of Rate Hikes: Stocks close around session highs on Wednesday with investors unperturbed by the possibility of a faster pace of interest rate increases." TheStreet 4:00 PM
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