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Wednesday Highlights: A new approach to cleaning up supply chain issues, poor working conditions, excessive overtime, is what's needed for Apple to clean up abuses, argues Tim Culpan; tech giants such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, may need to be broken up so says Greg Ip for the Wall Street Journal; Farhad Manjoo at New York Times discusses smartphone addiction, laying out argument "for Apple to build a less addictive iPhone"; Morgan Stanley bullish on Apple's China stake; beware chaiOS text bomb which can freeze/crash your iOS or Mac, Tom's Guide tests and confirms the crashes; App Annie's new stats reveal 2017 "A monumental year for the app economy"; Apple ranks 6th in Reuters' Top 100 Technology Companies; Variety reports renowned director J.J. Abrams' new sci-fi drama series being shopped to Apple, HBO; Taipei Times reporting first batch of HomePods shipping from Inventec.
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"4K and HDR may not be enough for Apple TV to win the living room: Apple's set-top box is rumored to be adding features that its competitors already offer for less." Macworld 7:24 AM
"Bloomberg attacks Apple TV as failing to be 'a groundbreaking, iPhone-caliber product'" ["There are a series of problems with the article, ranging from factual inaccuracies and incorrect assessments about the television industry. Overall, it well represents the populist media narrative that Apple is a bungling, arrogant, ineffectual and incompetent company that can't even manage to regularly replicate its work that made iPhone the world's most valuable technology product to ever exist, and that made it the most successful and transformative tech company in the world--without any context for what real success in the TV industry might actually look like."] AppleInsider 7:27 AM
"What's next for tvOS & Apple TV? How Apple's set-top box could upgrade your living room" 9to5Mac 2:54 PM
"Apple's CFO explains the company's $10 billion R&D budget" Business Insider 9:34 AM
"How to configure a Time Capsule as an ethernet-only storage device: You can use the hard drive in a Time Capsule as a network storage device if you decide to stop using the router capabilities." Macworld 7:25 AM
"Getting a 16 Episode Gameshow to Rough Assembly in 30 Minutes With Final Cut Pro X" fcp.co 9:33 AM
"Huge if true: iPhone 8 will feature 3D selfies, rodent defibrillator/Set aside rationale thought, it's Apple click-click story time" The Register 6:05 PM
"Should Apple give iPhone 8 a mini Touch Bar? [Friday Night Fights] Cult of Mac 6:05 PM
"Apple's New iPad Ads Remind Us Of The Mac Vs. PC Era" Digital Trends 6:05 PM
"The 'Ridiculous' Reasons to Support Right to Repair: If you've read Lance Ulanoff's new Mashable article about Right to Repair, you know one thing for sure: Ulanoff thinks you're too stupid to fix your own phone." iFixit 6:04 PM
"Dow Posts Slight Gain, Extends Streak of Record Closes: Blue-chip index ends week higher, along with S&P 500 and Nasdaq" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:40 PM
"Asian stocks hit the brakes at end of choppy week: Global investors showed caution Thursday, as a weaker U.S. dollar and profit-taking sent major Asian stock indexes lower, despite a strong overnight lead from Wall Street." MarketWatch 6:57 AM
"European stocks finish higher for the day and week: European stocks ended slightly higher Friday, as big gains for Unilever PLC and Essentra PLC helped offset drops by Dutch storage company Royal Vopak NV and German insurer Allianz SE." MarketWatch 11:47 AM
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