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Weekend Highlights: Co-creator of Siri fires back at article claiming the AI was broken from launch; KGI analyst believes Apple's laptop sales growth will beat out iDevices in year-over-year growth; The Motley Fool sees Apple patent as foretelling marriage between Apple and Blockchain; day two of Pwn2Own and Safari exploited yet again; here we go! Apple sends out press invites for March 27th event to be held in Chicago, to be geared for teachers and students, expectations: new iPads—more in our General Interest section; Android now as safe and secure as iOS? Thus claims Google; you will want to watch this video detailing the printer ink scam; iPhone SE 2 picture leaks reveal what many hope for, full-screen like iPhone X; CNET pits the HomePod against two Sonos One smart speakers; iPhone Hacks compares cameras of iPhone X, Pixel 2, and Galaxy S9.
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"Apple Tells Lawmaker that Right to Repair iPhones Will Turn Nebraska Into a 'Mecca' for Hackers" Motherboard 7:00 AM
"Apple Loses Fourth Place to Xiaomi in Booming China Smartphone Market" MacRumors 7:01 AM
"Latest Canalys data highlights Apple's struggle in China as shipments & market share fall" 9to5Mac 12:58 PM
"The State of iBooks in Early 2017" TidBITS 7:02 AM
"Why Google and Apple will rule mixed reality: Sorry, Microsoft and Magic Leap, the Silicon Valley smartphone giants have one thing you haven't got" Computerworld 7:10 AM
"Apple-backed trade association pledges support for energy storage legislation" 9to5Mac 10:39 AM
"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 2/17
"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 2/17
"What's next for tvOS & Apple TV? How Apple's set-top box could upgrade your living room" 9to5Mac 2/17
"Apple's CFO explains the company's $10 billion R&D budget" Business Insider 2/17
"How to use Instagram, Snapchat on a PC or Mac" USA Today 6:47 PM
"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 2/17
"Getting a 16 Episode Gameshow to Rough Assembly in 30 Minutes With Final Cut Pro X" fcp.co 2/17
"Zoho Notebook (for Mac) Review & Rating" PC Magazine 2/17
"How to Create a Bootable USB Drive for macOS Sierra" Envato Tuts+ 2/17
"How to Mute Sound in Embedded Videos in Messages" OS X Daily 2/17
"Mac: How to Change The Default Screenshot Format" Apple Must 2/17
"Free: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About A Photo On Your Mac" Mac 360 2/17
"Apple Talks Big Media Buy as iPhone Rumors Surge" Fortune 11:28 AM
"Forget Planet of the Apps – Apple needs to rip off these TV shows instead" TechRadar UK 10:35 AM
"All things being unequal: It makes comparing iPhones easier" Macworld 9:06 AM
"Apple rumored to partner with Broadcom for future iPhone wireless charging" SlashGear 8:34 AM
"Here are 6 GIFs Showcasing the Benefits of Jailbreaking iOS 10" iPhone Hacks 7:07 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 2/17
"Should Apple give iPhone 8 a mini Touch Bar? [Friday Night Fights] Cult of Mac 2/17
"Apple's New iPad Ads Remind Us Of The Mac Vs. PC Era" Digital Trends 2/17
"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 2/17
"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] 2/17
"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 2/17
"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 2/17
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