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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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"Why Bitdefender Antivirus is a wise choice for Mac users: Recent well-publicized ransomware attacks plagued some Windows users, though Macs aren't immune from malware. Find out how Bitdefender Antivirus can provide Mac users with peace of mind." TechRepublic 7:28 AM
"Apple is nearly 40% more valuable than the city of Chicago: The Big Apple is still much bigger than Apple" MarketWatch 7:47 PM
"TrendForce Reports First-Quarter Notebook Shipments Grew 6.1% Year on Year Against Seasonal Headwinds" ["Apple has enjoyed brisk sales of MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and will update its 12-inch MacBook device this second quarter ... Apple shipped 3.4 million units of MacBook devices this first quarter and claimed fifth place in the ranking. ... As a result, first-quarter MacBook shipments, while representing a 15.8% decline versus the prior quarter, also showed a year-on-year increase of 15.4%. Furthermore, TrendForce estimates that MacBook shipments for this second quarter will grow by more than 10% compared with the first quarter."] TrendForce 8:19 AM
"Apple Sees Notebook Shipments Increase Year on Year in Q1 2017" MacRumors 8:20 AM
"New MacBook Pro gives Apple a Q1 sales bump" Cult of Mac 2:21 PM
"Op-Ed: Why Apple Deserves a Trillion-Dollar Valuation/Former Piper Jaffray Apple analyst Gene Munster makes the case for why the stock deserves a $1 trillion market capitalization, implying a share price 24% higher than today's." Barron's 12:27 PM
"Wall Street ends up; defense, Tech Stocks a boost" Reuters 5:49 PM
"U.S. Stocks Log Third Straight Session of Gains as Tech, Industrial Sectors Rally: News of more than $100 billion in arms deals with Saudi Arabia boosts defense contractors" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:49 PM
"Asian stocks rise as investors fret less about U.S. political concerns: Asian stocks rose as last week's global w orries about the U.S. political landscape continued to ease, with Australian stocks stabilizing after their worst performance in months." MarketWatch 7:30 AM
"European stocks finish lower after Merkel says euro 'too weak': European stocks ended a choppy session slightly lower, weighed by German stocks, as the euro rallied after comments about the shared currency by German Chancellor Angela Merkel." MarketWatch 11:52 AM
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