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Friday 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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"Survey: Android devices now have lower failure rates than iPhones" phoneArena 7:30 AM
"Exploding headphones not our fault: Apple/An Australian woman whose face, hands and hair were burned when her headphones exploded on a plane won't be compensated by manufacturer Apple because third-party batteries were at fault." Australian Associated Press 7:27 AM
"Apple blames exploding headphones on third-party battery" TechRadar UK 7:30 AM
"Woman was reportedly burned by Beats headphones, Apple blames 'third-party' AAA batteries" The Verge 2:51 PM
"Data Forensics Company Recovers Notes Data Apple Claims is Deleted" The Mac Observer 8:11 PM
"Toyota CEO on Tesla: 'what they are producing is something close to an iPhone'" Electrek 10:49 AM
"NY State records show what Apple & other tech companies spend lobbying against the right to repair" 9to5Mac 8:07 AM
"Apple Funds Lobbyists to Oppose New York 'Right to Repair' Bill" iDrop News 1:00 PM
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"Stevie Wonder performs at Apple HQ to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day" AppleInsider 10:02 AM
"Today in Apple history: Apple introduces the doomed Apple III" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
"Killing the NES Classic Edition looks like a worse and worse idea" BGR 8:12 PM
"AT&T Workers Start 3-Day Strike in Contract Impasse" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:59 PM
"DDOS Attacks Are Trying to Bring WannaCry Ransomware Back" Wired 1:00 PM
"New Surface Pro leak confirms Microsoft's hatred for USB-C" The Verge 7:10 AM
"Wall Street Ends Up but Off Session Highs on Renewed Political Fears" Reuters 3:47 PM
"Stocks Higher, Wiping Out Most of Midweek Tumble: Analysts say investors looking past political turmoil to economy, earnings" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:46 PM
"Asia-Pacific stocks stabilize after uneasy week of trading: Banking stocks weigh in Australia, Nikkei down slightly" MarketWatch 8:01 AM
"European stocks end higher as investors start digging out of Trump-inspired rout: European stocks finished Friday's session higher, modestly recovering from a selloff spurred by U.S. political drama that dragged major regional benchmarks into the red for the week." MarketWatch 12:12 PM
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