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Tuesday Highlights: The Motley Fool post charts of iPod, iPhone, and iPad eras and their contribution to Apple's rise toward becoming a trillion dollar company; Counterpoint Research data over Q1 2018 show an overall dip in YoY US smartphone sales, exception being Apple which has shown record growth of 16% YoY; Quartz shows how important Apple Watch has become in jobs like "airline attendants, bartenders, waiters, baristas, shop owners"; here's how you can run your old 32-bit macOS apps in the latest OSes; analysts believe the TV experience Google offers with YouTube TV is what "Apple promised us but failed to deliver"; Politico details President Trump's "rogue" iPhone security; creepy story straight from SciFi theater where school in China now using face recogition in-class to identify students not paying attention; Stephen Silver at AppleInsider goes inside Consumer Reports' testing regimen for Apple products; PCWorld take new Razer Core X GPU for a spin, even works with Macs; CNET opinion piece calls for Apple to open a watch face store.
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"Apple releases its 11th annual Supplier Responsibility progress report" Neowin 7:17 AM
"Apple, Google, Amazon and others are interested in buying Toshiba's memory chip business" phoneArena 10:07 PM
"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] 3/31
"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 3/31
"Apple Just Opened A Center In India To Help Indian Developers Make Better Apps" BuzzFeed 3/31
"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 3/31
"Shootout: 2017 iPad versus two other 9.7-inch iPads" Bare Feats 9:59 AM
"iLuv's Rainbow8 is a decent Wi-Fi smartbulb for Apple's HomeKit, but not much more" AppleInsider 7:21 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? 3/31
"World's thinnest iPhone case faces 21-foot drop test [Reviews] Cult of Mac 3/31
"Review: PhotoFast's new 4-in-1 Lightning drive w/ USB-C, USB-A, & micro USB adds a microSD card slot" 9to5Mac 3/31
"Review: Kanex MultiSync Foldable Mini Keyboard" MacTrast 3/31
"Using my iPhone for the next six months is really, really going to suck" BGR 3/31
"The $1,000 Phone: The huge problem Apple must solve before it launches the new iPhone" Business Insider 3/31
"Wishlist: Here are the things that we'd love to see with HomeKit" 9to5Mac 3/31
"The Galaxy S8 is more powerful than the iPhone 7, but yours won't be" BGR 3/31
"Privacy And Security Has A Price Tag" NoodleMac 3/31
"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] 3/31
"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 3/31
"Jerks and the Start-Ups They Ruin" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:33 PM
"How sloppy science creates worthless cures and wastes billions: New book explains everything that's going wrong, why it matters, and what to do." Ars Technica 7:33 AM
"Samsung could have its own Apple Park with $5 billion. Instead it has the ashes of Galaxy Note 7" AppleInsider 3/31
"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 3/31
"Stocks start year strong despite Trump missteps" USA Today 3/31
"Dow, S&P 500 Book Biggest 1Q Gains in Four Years as Tech Leaps" FOXBusiness 3/31
"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] 3/31
"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 3/31
"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 3/31
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