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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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"Apple: Supercycle Hopes Drive Super-sized Bets/Ahead of developers' conference, investors are stacking bets on Apple's next iPhone" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:23 PM
"Apple still towers over other IT companies in quarterly revenues and profits, but there are changes in the chasing pack: Putting the latest quarterly financial results into a bar-chart shows just how much the IT world has changed since IBM ruled the world. Today, Apple is ahead in both turnover and profits, but other companies are changing places" ZDNet 3:46 PM
"Apple, Facebook, and Google CEOs unite in opposition to Texas discrimination: Tech executives say bathroom bill targeting transgender students would be 'bad for our employees and bad for business'" The Verge 8:08 AM
"Apple, Facebook and Google condemn Texas transgender bill: 15 tech companies have united to condemn 'discriminatory legislation' in Texas." Engadget 9:00 PM
"Here's why Apple's new store in Singapore makes sense" CNBC Videos 8:43 AM
"How Important Is Apple's iPhone Market Share" Forbes 8:44 AM
"Editorial: A disappearing computer so big it's invisible" AppleInsider 8:10 AM
"Apple Park 3D models, walkways, more show up in Apple Maps" AppleInsider 5/28
"Phishing through homographs: Letters that look alike but lead you astray in some browsers/An old, unsolved problem with non-Roman characters in domain names raises it head again, but you can deter it." Macworld 8:09 AM
"How to migrate your passwords from LastPass to 1Password" BetaNews 4:01 PM
"How to setup your own VPN with macOS Server" iMore 8:10 AM
"How to Make Pages, Numbers and Keynote Open New Blank Documents Every Time" Apple Must 7:59 AM
"Is Google waiting for Apple to Popularize Mobile AR?" Tech.pinions 5/26
"Andy Rubin's mysterious new Android phone will do something your iPhone can't" BGR 5/26
"Apple reveals belief in reincarnation/Commentary: Are they strange at Apple? Depends on your perspective on the company's latest ad." CNET 5/26
"Home is where the HomeKit wants to be: HomeKit has improved since its introduction three years ago, but it's struggling to find a place in most homes. What can Apple do to make HomeKit a part of your home?" Macworld 5/26
"Apple's iOS Setting app needs a major UI overhaul: As iOS evolves, it gets more complicated. That means we need a better way to customize and adjust iOS settings." Macworld 5/26
"Stop dragging kids away from their screens" ["I've got some advice for those parents: Take a deep breath and leave your kid alone. They're fine. They're enjoying a new world that you don't understand. Their brains aren't melting, they're not turning into zombies. In fact, they are probably more social and connected than any generation before them."] The Next Web 10:47 AM
"The Asus ZenBook Pro UX550 Could Put MacBook Pro to Shame" LAPTOP Magazine 8:44 AM
"Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Onirim', 'Fallout Shelter', 'Nimian Legends: BrightRidge', 'Disney Magic Kingdoms', and More" Touch Arcade 10:30 AM
"The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of May 29: Joe Kissell, Photo Books, and Cloud Services" The MUG Center 10:28 AM
"Research and Markets - Knowles MEMS Microphones in Apple iPhone 7 Plus Patent-to-Product Mapping Report: What are the Main Patented Features of Knowles? MEMS Microphones in the iPhone 7 Plus" PRNewswire 8:47 AM
"Notoriously bearish Apple analyst predicts doom because of 'iPhone 8' production delays" AppleInsider 5/26
"U.S. stock futures inch higher ahead of packed data week: U.S. stock futures posted mild gains in holiday-thinned trade on Monday, ahead of a heavy week on the data front including consumer-confidence and nonfarm-payrolls numbers." MarketWatch 7:50 AM
"Computer meltdown may cost British Airways over $100 million: The 'major IT systems failure' that grounded thousands of British Airways flights over the weekend could cost the airline more than $100 million." CNNMoney 7:50 AM
"Wall Street week ahead: Buy in May, till November stay/'Sell in May and go away' is perhaps the oldest saw on Wall Street, but it appears there's no shortage of U.S. mutual funds doing exactly that this year." FOXBusiness 12:53 PM
"First-quarter economic growth revised up to 1.2%: The consumption slowdown in the first three months of the year wasn't as bad as first feared." FOXBusiness 7:49 AM
"Asian markets shrug off latest North Korean missile test: Asia equity markets had a muted beginning to the week, with holidays set to slow activity world-wide, as investors shrugged off North Korea's latest missile launch." MarketWatch 7:47 AM
"European stocks slip in thin volumes with U.K., U.S. markets closed: European stocks kicked off the week in slightly negative territory on Monday, with market holidays in the U.S. and U.K. denting trading volumes." MarketWatch 7:46 AM
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