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Weekend Highlights: Spring 2018 might see a number of new products, including software, from Apple; Dan Moren feels HomePod is starting out like the Apple Watch, "whereas the chief criticism of the latter upon its release was that it tried to do too much, the HomePod follows more of a tried-and-true Apple pattern: it starts small"; Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, likely to see extra tax on revenues in UK; Safari to be friendlier to social media as changes made to "cookie killer"; Glenn Fleishman reiterates warning to *not* convert "Time Machine volume from HFS+ to APFS"; numerous accidental calls to 911 made from California Apple repair center; Land Rover introducing $800 Android smartphone with super rugged features, and more; AirPower wireless charging pad said to be available for purchase sometime in March.
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"Puff Daddy's 'Can't Stop Won't Stop' Documentary Coming Exclusively to Apple Music" Billboard 10:23 AM
"iPhone lawyers literally compare Apples with Pears in trademark war: In the never-ending effort by Apple to think higher of itself, the computer giant has opposed a trademark featuring the silhouette of a pear." The Register 6:53 AM
"Worldwide Smartphone Market Gains Steam in the First Quarter of 2017 with Shipments up 4.3%, According to IDC" ["Apple remained essentially flat with shipments reaching 51.6 million units in the first quarter, up slightly from the 51.2 million shipped last year."] IDC 10:58 AM
"IDC: Apple's iPhone sales remained flat in Q1 following RED iPhone 7 and SE launch" 9to5Mac 10:23 AM
"Huawei Continues to Catch Apple, But Still Fighting to Gain Popularity in United States" MacRumors 10:58 AM
"comScore Ranks the Top U.S. Smartphone Apps for March 2017" PRNewswire 7:15 AM
"The Apple Store Wants to be Your Favorite Place to Hangout" MacTrast 8:06 AM
"Why Thieves Who Stole $24,000 of Gear From an Apple Store Might Be Disappointed" Fortune 8:10 AM
"Apple Watch helps college student after rollover crash" WMAR Baltimore 1:44 PM
"Apple Watch SOS calls 911 after college student's car crash" 9to5Mac 1:44 PM
"Laurene Powell Jobs and Kamala Harris are coming to Code: Tech meets philanthropy and politics." Recode 7:03 AM
"Today in Apple history: Psytar's clone Macs go rogue" Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
"Trump to meet with Foxconn chairman Terry Gou, report says" AppleInsider 7:44 PM
"The FCC's plan to kill net neutrality is here and it's a vague, open-ended mess" The Verge 4:04 PM
"The FCC is asking whether the agency needs net neutrality on its rulebooks at all" Recode 2:59 PM
"FCC asks whether to 'keep, modify, or eliminate' net neutrality rules" IDG News Service 2:59 PM
"Kill net neutrality and you'll kill us, say 800 US startups" The Verge 7:13 AM
"Meet the Brilliant Young Hackers Who'll Soon Shape the World" Wired 7:04 AM
"Google engineer shows the spectacular extremes of nighttime mobile photography" The Verge 7:13 AM
"Google built an app that takes perfect nighttime photos — but you can't use it" Business Insider 7:04 AM
"These beautiful night images were taken with a regular smartphone" Mashable 7:04 AM
"Apple Wireless Charging and Mixing Hollywood into Apple Music -TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-27" The Mac Observer 1:41 PM
"Dell XPS 15 vs. MacBook Pro 15: Fight! We pit Apple's redesigned MacBook Pro 15 against Dell's upgraded XPS 15 to see which of these quad-core workhorses is the best. The answer may not surprise you." PCWorld 7:04 AM
"Logitech K780 Review: From Windows, to iOS, to MacOS, to Android, and back, with Logitech's multi-device keyboard" Digital Trends 4:04 PM
"How to use Apple Pay to fill up your gas tank" iMore 6:29 PM
"How to switch from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy S8: Switching from Apple's iPhone to Android's Galaxy S8? As long as you cut the iMessage cord, the process of switching over is easier than you think. Here's how to make the transfer yourself and avoid waiting in a store." CIO 8:12 AM
"How to Stop Your iPhone Pulsing When you Plug in the Power Cable" Apple Must 1:41 PM
"How to plug in your iPhone without it chiming or buzzing" CNET 7:35 AM
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