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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 is truly determined to disrupt banking with Apple Pay" Computerworld 2/3
"Apple Inc's iPad Business Isn't as Bad as It Looks: Demand for iPads is stronger than what the quarterly results indicate on the surface, but the business still isn't out of the woods yet." The Motley Fool 2/3
"Spotify's former VP of Content hired by Apple Music to sign more indie labels" 9to5Mac 2/3
"Tablets become feebleslabs as sales spiral down" ["Apple sales fell 14.2 per cent and Samsung was down 20.2 per cent."] The Register 2/3
"Tim Cook to receive honorary degree from the University of Glasgow next week, followed by Q&A with students" 9to5Mac 2/3
"2016 MacBook Pro notes discuss battery life problems, Apple software updates bricking the computer, display support issues, David Pogue's emotional whiplash, and a guide to help with cable confusion." MacInTouch 2/3
"2016 MacBook Pro With Touch Bar (15.4) Review: Three Key Killer Metrics" Forbes 6:08 PM
"Gravitas iPhone dock by Henge Docks is both hefty and low key" iDownload Blog 2/3
"Bragi The Headphone review: This new AirPods competitor fits and works well but doesn't sound great" CNET 2/3
"Hands-on with Elago's $15 Macintosh-inspired W3 Apple Watch Stand [Video] 9to5Mac 2/3
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
"Grab A Friend and Play: Isn't gaming better with a friend? Of course it is. Rather than online multiplayer games, these games emphasize local multiplayer. The games on this list can be played on the same device, or on the same WiFi network, for players in the same room to go head to head, or play co-operatively." AppAdvice 1:03 PM
"Runkeeper: The best Apple Watch running app sent the Garmin Fenix 3 to a drawer" ZDNet 12:19 PM
"The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a provocative and heart-pumping dungeon-shooter" Macworld 2/3
"Fire Emblem Heroes Review: A beautiful and complex addition to the Fire Emblem Series!" iMore 2/3
"Become Tech Savvy: How to implement and benefit from password management software" 9to5Mac 8:47 AM
"Using Apple Watch Scribble to Write Quick Messages" AppAdvice 2/3
"Magic Mouse vs. Magic Trackpad: Which should you choose?" iMore 2/3
"Connecting an Apple LED Cinema Display to a USB-C MacBook or MacBook Pro? Here are the adapters you need: With a small investment, you can connect a Mini-DisplayPort Apple monitor over USB-C to a MacBook or MacBook Pro." Macworld 2/3
"Dow reclaims close over 20,000; Nasdaq notches record: Trump moves to remove financial-industry regulations, which helped spark a rally in bank shares, including Goldman Sachs" MarketWatch 2/3
"Dow Ends Above 20,000 for First Time in a Week on Regulations Rollback: The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended Friday above the 20,000 level for the first time in a week as financials rallied on the promise of relaxed regulations." TheStreet 2/3
"Stocks surge as Dow closes back above 20,000, Nasdaq hits record" Associated Press 2/3
"Oil Pushes Higher as U.S. Treasury Announces Sanctions on Iran" Reuters 2/3
"Stocks Climb on Hopes for Regulatory Rollback: Big bank and brokerage shares led the gains as President Donald Trump plans to scale back Dodd-Frank" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2/3
"Asian markets close mixed as Trump jitters persist: Stock investors again struggled to find a footing Friday, capping a week where some encouraging economic data has been counterbalanced by concern of political risk surrounding the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump." MarketWatch 2/3
"Bank shares charge higher, lifting European markets: Stocks in Europe were pushing higher Friday, with banks rising on the prospect President Donald Trump will loosen U.S. regulations on the financial industry." MarketWatch 2/3
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