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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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"Apple Sets a Baseline for Hardware in 2017 With the AirPods" Macdrifter 2:24 PM
"AirPods are Apple's most Apple-like product in years" Quartz 11:15 AM
"Boosting GPU Performance of the 'late 2016' MacBook Pro using a GPU Expander" Bare Feats 12:10 PM
"Intel SSD DC P3520 Series NVMe PCIe Enterprise Solid State Drive Review" HotHardware 12:15 PM
"Review: Joli's handmade leather sleeve is a pricey but well-made choice for MacBook Pro users" 9to5Mac 2:33 PM
"Macgo Blu-Ray Player, OWC drive lets you play Blu-Ray movies on your Mac" Apple World Today 7:17 AM
"Mavic Pro: The coolest gadget since the original iPhone [Reviews] Cult of Mac 2:41 PM
"Review: Dreampad, the Bluetooth pillow speaker with impressive tech but limited application" 9to5Mac 10:10 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
"WatchPlayer: Play podcast episodes directly from the Apple Watch speaker [Video] 9to5Mac 3:38 PM
"3 iOS apps for learning to code in bite-size lessons: Learning to code, or improving your skills, is a great New Year's resolution. Here are three iOS apps to help you make good on your promise." TechRepublic 3:00 PM
"Glimpse is an Apple Watch app news addicts will love (with reservations)" iDownload Blog 7:31 AM
"Milkmaid of the Milky Way: A cute adventure game that's out of this world!" iMore 10:10 AM
"UBS takes a deep dive into Apple's taxes under Trump" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:15 AM
"Nasdaq ends at a fresh record, banks gain; Dow retreats from 20,000: J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo, Bank of America all rise after results" MarketWatch 3:53 PM
"S&P 500 Rises on Strength in Financial Stocks, Dow Slips: The S&P 500 moves higher on Friday as financials benefit from better-than-expected earnings from Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase." TheStreet 3:53 PM
"Stocks Climb as U.S. Banks Start Reporting Earnings: U.S. financial stocks rose Friday, as the start of banks' earnings season reignited buying in the sector after its postelection rally had stalled." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:52 PM
"Asian markets close out the week mainly lower: Nikkei bucks trend, reverses large chunk of previous session's decline" MarketWatch 8:32 AM
"Fiat rebound sends European stocks higher into the weekend: Drugmakers recover after Trump-related drop" MarketWatch 8:32 AM
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