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Weekend 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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"U.S. appeals court revives antitrust lawsuit against Apple: iPhone app purchasers may sue Apple Inc over allegations that the company monopolized the market for iPhone apps by not allowing users to purchase them outside the App Store, leading to higher prices, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling revives a long-simmering legal challenge originally filed in 2012 taking aim at Apple's practice of only allowing iPhones to run apps purchased from its own App Store. A group of iPhone users sued saying the Cupertino, California, company's practice was anticompetitive." Reuters 3:33 PM
"Apple Must Face Suit Claiming App Store Is Monopoly" PC Magazine 6:48 PM
"Apple Sets Its Sights on Hollywood With Plans for Original Content: Apple Inc. is planning to build a significant new business in original television shows and movies, according to people familiar with the matter, a move that could make it a bigger player in Hollywood and offset slowing sales of iPhones and iPads." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:55 AM
"Apple wants to make its own movies and TV shows — to help it compete with Spotify: Buy Apple Music for $10 a month, and get some free TV shows, too?" Recode 10:23 AM
"Report: Apple to produce scripted TV, moving into already-crowded market/The problem is that audiences already have plenty of stuff to watch." Ars Technica 11:55 AM
"Apple set to take on Hollywood with 'Westworld' caliber TV shows" The Next Web 10:32 AM
"How Apple's culture of secrecy wears down its top developers" Business Insider 2:44 PM
"The First Trillion Dollars is Always the Hardest" ["The revenues from iOS product sales will reach $980 billion by middle of this year. In addition to hardware Apple also books iOS services revenues (including content) which have totaled more than $100 billion to date. This means that iOS will have generated over $1 trillion in revenues for Apple sometime this year."] asymco 7:00 AM
"Apple Set to Earn $1 Trillion in Revenue From iOS Ecosystem By Middle of 2017" MacRumors 7:04 AM
"Apple's iOS revenues should exceed $1 trillion in 2017" Business Insider 7:13 AM
"How Apple Lost its Luster in 2016" NBC News 6:49 AM
"Today in Apple history: iPod drives profits to new heights" Cult of Mac 8:46 AM
"Data from wearables can predict disease" The Verge 1:08 PM
"This Is What Trump's CIA Pick Thinks About Encrypted Messaging Apps: Rep. Mike Pompeo says strong encryption in personal communications shouldn't be used as the basis for surveillance. But..." BuzzFeed 12:39 PM
"Robot kill switches & legal status: MEPs endorse AI proposal" RT 11:13 AM
"Amazon's Alexa ecosystem is exploding, for better and worse" Engadget 10:25 AM
"Ransomware: A college in Los Angeles just paid $28,000 to hackers" Digital Trends 7:01 AM
"Happy Hour Podcast 102 | Tesla poaches Swift creator, iPhone turns 10, & Wireless CarPlay hits CES" 9to5Mac 6:11 PM
"Rebound 119: The Old Codgers Show" Six Colors 2:47 PM
"Apple's TV Series Hunt, Pennies in Macs -TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-12" The Mac Observer 12:53 PM
"Interview with a hacker: Kapustkiy from New World Hackers/New World Hackers claimed responsibility for the Dyn botnet attack. One of the group's database experts explains how he attacks networks, what happens to stolen data, and the mindset of a hacker." TechRepublic 11:12 AM
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