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Monday Highlights: Apple's Lisa Jackson interviews with news.com.au, says Apple "working like gangbusters" to make products from 100% recycled/renewable material; Matt Asay at TechRepublic hails Apple's software and services as the real value behind iDevices; Business Insider says Google Assistant's advantage will only grow through 2022 over Siri; interesting story on Steve Jobs' reality distortion field use to control Apple's image; iMac Pro will feature always-on Siri according to reports; very sweet concept from YouTuber of full-screen display iPhone SE 2; Terry White reviews iPhone X, while Ben Lovejoy's testing of iPhone X camera leaves him more impressed with phone than before; Macworld tests iPhone power adapters; HomePod delay concerns some, confirms to others Apple is becoming "just another tech company".
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"Critics Of Apple Making A Big Acquisition Don't Get It" ["In the note, the analyst (Amit Daryanani) speculated that were Apple allowed to repatriate the money it holds overseas, the odds of a Disney acquisition would go up."] Forbes 7:11 AM
"One Apple GPU, one giant leap in graphics for iPhone 8" AppleInsider 7:18 AM
"Apple Should Leave the Car-Making to Ford: Let's face it, with more than $246 billion in cash Apple could do anything it damn well pleases. But, investors should be happy that it's not going to (yet) jump into making cars." TheStreet 7:30 AM
"Why Should You Get Your Self-Driving Car From Apple: Last Friday Apple received a permit to officially experiments with self-driving cars. Why should consumers buy an Apple car?" Inc. 8:02 AM
"Appeals court revives Apple's patented 'rubber banding' tech because of one small tweak: AOL invented 'snap forward' years earlier, but Apple innovated by snapping backwards." ["On Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion about an 'ex parte reexam,' filed against Apple's patent by an anonymous party. The reexam claimed that one of the patents upholding Apple's big win against Samsung, US Patent No. 7,844,915, never should have been issued at all. The '915 patent was described in a general way as the 'pinch to zoom' patent, but its claims describe a way of distinguishing between one-touch and two-touch operations."] Ars Technica 11:33 AM
"Wall Street Rallies in Low Volume Led by Banks, Tech" Reuters 4:04 PM
"U.S. Stocks Climb as Earnings Season Ramps Up: U.S. stocks rose Monday, bouncing back after last week's declines." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
"Asia stocks fall on China regulatory crackdown, North Korea tensions: Stock markets across Asia ended mostly lower on Monday, as China's securities regulator urged tighter supervision of listed companies, while geopolitical tensions in Korea continued to discourage buying." MarketWatch 7:17 AM
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