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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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"Samsung, Apple Intensify Battle for Smartphone Users: but this year offers a rare chance for industry leaders to win (or lose) fans" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:06 PM
"Apple's first App Accelerator starts in Bengaluru, Phil Schiller says will boost developer community: The accelerator, the first from Apple anywhere in the world, will handhold Indian developers when it comes to skills and tools" The Indian Express 6:27 AM
"Apple Just Opened A Center In India To Help Indian Developers Make Better Apps" BuzzFeed 7:18 AM
"Apple to open first R&D center in Indonesia this year: The US tech giant seeks to comply with Indonesian regulations in order to be able to retail phones in the country." CNET 6:38 AM
"Laptop manufacturers overstate battery life, Which? tests find: You may only achieve half the stated battery life on many laptops" ["It's not all bad news, however – our tests found that with Apple MacBooks, you could meet or even exceed the claimed battery life, according to Apple."] Which? 10:15 AM
"World's thinnest iPhone case faces 21-foot drop test [Reviews] Cult of Mac 12:22 PM
"Review: PhotoFast's new 4-in-1 Lightning drive w/ USB-C, USB-A, & micro USB adds a microSD card slot" 9to5Mac 8:18 PM
"Review: Kanex MultiSync Foldable Mini Keyboard" MacTrast 8:21 PM
"Using my iPhone for the next six months is really, really going to suck" BGR 10:55 AM
"The $1,000 Phone: The huge problem Apple must solve before it launches the new iPhone" Business Insider 10:45 AM
"Wishlist: Here are the things that we'd love to see with HomeKit" 9to5Mac 10:45 AM
"The Galaxy S8 is more powerful than the iPhone 7, but yours won't be" BGR 9:51 AM
"Privacy And Security Has A Price Tag" NoodleMac 8:51 AM
"Is It Time to Upgrade Your iPad? Probably NotApple's seventh-generation iPad, released to little fanfare, is a bit faster and brighter than the last—but otherwise not much different" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:50 AM
"To fix the Apple TV, why not free Siri from the Siri Remote? If we could just talk to the Apple TV directly, it'd be easier to eschew the Siri Remote for a better, universal option." Macworld 6:59 AM
"Samsung could have its own Apple Park with $5 billion. Instead it has the ashes of Galaxy Note 7" AppleInsider 8:06 PM
"When Atari Ruled the World/ExtemeTech EIC Jamie Lendino dives into the history and lore of 8-bit Atari computers in 'Breakout: How Atari 8-Bit Computers Defined a Generation.' Read an excerpt here." PC Magazine 1:56 PM
"Stocks start year strong despite Trump missteps" USA Today 5:10 PM
"Dow, S&P 500 Book Biggest 1Q Gains in Four Years as Tech Leaps" FOXBusiness 5:09 PM
"S&P 500 Posts Biggest Quarterly Gain Since 2015: Technology companies have led broader indexes higher in the first quarter" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:09 PM
"Asian markets quietly cap mostly positive first quarter: Asian stocks began the last day of the quarter Friday little changed, after what has broadly been a strong start to 2017 for equities in the region amid worries over the global effect of issues such as potential U.S. protectionism." MarketWatch 7:16 AM
"European stocks score strongest quarter since 2015: European stocks ended a volatile trading session mostly higher, with the Stoxx Europe 600 index logging a third quarter of gains." MarketWatch 12:24 PM
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