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Thursday Highlights: Amnesty International scolds Apple over Chinese iCloud data turnover to government scrutiny saying the company helping create "the Orwellian future it once" decried; Federico Viticci discusses "the comfort of Apple's ecosystem"; Apple Watch along with Cardiogram app able to "detect a dangerous heart-rhythm problem" in testing; Mashable interviews blind and deaf Harvard grad, Haben Girma, who is influencing Apple in accessibility tech sector; Google Chrome browser to block-by-default, autoplaying and unmuted videos; tips and more from Macworld UK on speeding up your slowing Mac; first we heard of Apple employees walking into glass panels at Apple Park, now Apple's Chicago store glass is killing birds; Angela Ahrendts praises Apple's investment in Japan, notes a number of new stores coming soon; AdWeek takes a look behind the scenes of Spike Jonze's Apple advertisment; DigiTimes reporting new iPhone series will enter trial production in Q2 of 2018.
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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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