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Monday Highlights: Shara Tibken at CNET has five important questions for Apple as they head into 2018, including what iPhone lineup looks like, and will Siri find relevance?; Apple confirms purchase of Shazam, details not disclosed, but estimated at $400 million; activist investors pushing for climate and human rights proposals facing Apple blockade via SEC guidance; Macworld reviews Nvidia GeForce beta for Mac which allows impressive streaming gameplay of high-end PC games; Steve Wozniak among Internet pioneers telling FCC they don't understand how internet works, urges cancellation of Dec 14 vote; Apple accused of throttling old iPhones with degraded batteries; Sprint customers complain of Wi-Fi calling breakage following iOS 11.2 install; Jean-Louis Gassée offers his "third impression" of iPhone X.
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"Zakrzewski's Take: Apple Enters the Augmented Reality Race/Will Apple finally make augmented reality mainstream?" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 AM
"Apple Joins Microsoft, Google In Race To Be No. 1 In Augmented Reality" Forbes 6:52 AM
"Apple Inc. Is Taking Virtual and Augmented Reality Seriously: A job listing on Apple's website indicates that the company wants to help shape iOS into the premier augmented- and virtual-reality platform." The Motley Fool 7:52 AM
"Apple Is Making Old iPhones New Again to Win India: Old-gen models like the 5S make up more than half of Apple's shipments to the subcontinent." Bloomberg 7:19 AM
"Apple's Next iPhone iOS Might Save Your Life" Forbes 7:15 AM
"The Coming War: Browsers Against Advertising Pollution/Next year, will see a major offensive from Google and Apple against the worse parts of the advertising world. It will be tricky for Google, bound to appear as judge and jury. Expect many casualties. But the entire ecosystem will benefit from these initiatives." Monday Note 7:32 AM
"Report Reveals In-App Purchase Scams in the App Store" MacRumors 7:23 AM
"New Report Warns In-App Purchase Scams Are on the Rise" iDrop News 2:28 PM
"With Apple's Business Chat, users can schedule appointments and process payments in iMessage: On Friday at WWDC, Apple launched Business Chat in developer preview, which allows businesses to connect directly with customers and even process purchases via iMessage." TechRepublic 10:46 AM
"Apple takes on Facebook with its own Messages Bots: And iMessage users send over 200,000 messages each second" Computerworld 7:32 AM
"Apple's Tim Cook may have taken a subtle dig at Facebook" Washington Post 6:52 AM
"Apple is getting ready to launch its first store in Taiwan" Business Insider 6:58 AM
"Huawei knocks Apple into third place in phone wars - but only briefly: Huawei closes in on Apple's number two position in smartphones" V3 9:19 AM
"Apple Hires Stanford Digital Health Expert Dr. Sumbul Desai" The Mac Observer 9:19 AM
"Today in Apple history: Walt Mossberg shows off his prerelease iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:15 AM
"Inside Walt Mossberg's gadget museum" The Verge 9:19 AM
"Andy Rubin's Essential Phone to be Sprint exclusive" CNET 7:18 AM
"Doom VFR brings its Satanic shooting action to virtual reality" VentureBeat 6:58 AM
"No Gigabit Download iPhones, Camera Phone 20th Anniversary -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-12" The Mac Observer 2:19 PM
"TMO Background Mode Interview with iOS & Android Indie Developer Graham Dawson" The Mac Observer 2:19 PM
"Final Cut Pro Radio Episode 041: Sam Mestman - WWDC, iMac Pro and FCPX" FCPRadio 7:23 AM
"Tech selloff, British government's woes push European stocks to close sharply lower: European stocks finished with their biggest losses in nearly a month Monday, spearheaded by drops in technology shares, while investors held back from buying most U.K. stocks as the British government struggled in the aftermath of an election that resulted in a hung parliament." MarketWatch 12:53 PM
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