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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hears long-anticipated AirPower wirless charger will hit store shelves in September, delay due to "technical hurdles"; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple's recent habit of pre-announcing products hurts company more than consumers—reports and opinions in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections today; Nir Eyal at Quartz opines the reason Apple, Google don't want us using phones more is to curb harmful behavior, instead creating "healthy habits with [our] digital devices"; Tim Cook explains to Irish Times Apple's commitment to Ireland; Final Cut Pro turns 7 today—reports in our OS X section; Apple part of car consortium to establish digital car key specs for smartphones; Apple adds another original program to show lineup; the honeymoon is over, US Supreme Court rules states may now require online retailers to collect sales tax; CNET thinks Logitech Crayon so good Apple should copy it.
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"Apple sues Qualcomm for roughly $1 billion over royalties: Apple is suing Qualcomm for roughly $1 billion, saying Qualcomm has been 'charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with.' The suit follows the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against Qualcomm earlier this week over unfair patent licensing practices." CNBC 3:00 PM
"Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Licensing Practices: Apple alleges Qualcomm sought onerous terms for technology; Apple had cooperated in Korean probe into Qualcomm's licencing practices" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:24 PM
"Apple files a billion dollar royalty suit against Qualcomm" TechCrunch 3:24 PM
"Apple sues Qualcomm for withholding $1 billion 'as retaliation'" The Verge 3:24 PM
"No internet connection? Be prepared for iTunes to drive you crazy: iTunes should be smart enough to know when an internet connection isn't necessary. But it isn't." Macworld 7:10 AM
"Secrets for Mac and Secrets Touch review: A simple, no-frills password manager for Mac and iOS/Secrets allows users to easily and securely store passwords, credit card numbers, bank details, and other confidential information with OpenPGP and AES encryption." Macworld 8:31 AM
"How to enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID" TechRepublic 10:44 AM
"6 Predictions For The $203 Billion Big Data Analytics Market" Forbes 10:51 AM
"Samsung Electronics Occupies 11.8% Share of Global Chip Market Last Year" ["Intel recorded a market share of 15.9% last year and took the top spot for the 25th consecutive year."] Business Korea 7:30 AM
"Oracle Will Stop Trusting MD5-Signed JAR Files in April" SecurityWeek 10:05 AM
"Is Oracle Federal Lawsuit Indicative of a Larger Problem in Tech?" NBC News 10:04 AM
"Oracle dumps Solaris 12 for a cloudy future" Channel Eye 10:03 AM
"Dow ends 5-session skid to begin the Trump presidential era: Bristol-Myers tumbles, won't seek accelerated approval for a lung cancer treatment" MarketWatch 8:07 PM
"Wall Street Ushers in the Trump Era With Gains: The beginning of a new presidency boosted U.S. markets on Friday but stocks moved off highs shortly after Donald Trump was sworn into office." TheStreet 8:06 PM
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