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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 Scales Back Its Ambitions for a Self-Driving Car" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:50 PM
"Apple Developing Self-Driving Campus Shuttle Service as Part of Scaled Back Car Effort" MacRumors 8:15 PM
"Apple's Winning iPhone Formula Is Perfecting Its Rivals Best Ideas" Bloomberg 8:35 AM
"Split between studios & movie theaters intensifies: Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures are negotiating a deal with Apple and Comcast to offer audiences digital versions of movies two weeks after their theatre releases" Axios 7:27 AM
"Why I Hope iPhone 8 Includes Facial Recognition: Rumors suggest Apple is adding facial recognition to iPhone 8. I hope this is true; I consider it to be the easiest and best way to authenticate a person on mobile." PC Magazine 7:41 AM
"Apple Says Qualcomm's Evasion Of Patent Exam 'Astounding'" Law360 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:38 AM
"Microsoft, Apple cough up meeellions after Australian tax audits" The Register 8:15 PM
"Apple, Samsung Continue To Lose Smartphone Market Share In Shift Toward More Value" Seeking Alpha 2:42 PM
"Apple 'spaceship' neighbors: Some say life has been hell/Company says it has worked hard to be a good neighbor and respond to concerns" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 12:23 PM
"Apple iMessage use outstrips Facebook Messenger and Snapchat among US youths" Business Insider 10:03 AM
"How Apple could make smartwatches more popular, and potentially help Fitbit: Smartwatches that do not rely on phones will make the devices more in-demand, Benchmark analysts say" MarketWatch 8:15 PM
"AirPods are shipping faster than ever before" Cult of Mac 7:40 AM
"iPhone 8 3D Sensing Technology Ahead Of Qualcomm Android Rivals By 2 Years" Redmond Pie 7:43 AM
"AccuWeather caught sending user location data, even when location sharing is off" ZDNet 2:13 PM
"AccuWeather's iPhone app may track you even if you opt out: The 'feature' appears to violate Apple's terms of service." Engadget 7:46 AM
"Verizon's good unlimited data plan is now three bad unlimited plans: Cheapest plan limits video to 480p, and there's no way to watch 1080p on a phone anymore" The Verge 7:19 AM
"Verizon's new cheaper unlimited plan comes with some limits: You lose HD video streaming and roaming in Canada and Mexico, and your mobile hotspot slows down. There's a pricier plan if you want those perks." CNET 7:26 AM
"iCloud and EU Data Protection Laws: A Guide for Consumers" Apple Gazette 7:49 AM
"Tim Cook Offers Thoughts for Sailors Lost on USS John S. McCain and Those Who Serve" The Mac Observer 9:18 AM
"Nestlé is sued over a game designed by Apple's co-founders" Cult of Mac 10:03 AM
"What You Should Know About Repairing Your iPhone: Right to repair activists are fighting to make fixing electronics yourself or at an independent shop easier — but Apple thinks that's a bad idea." BuzzFeed 4:41 PM
"Sweeney: App stores are 'pocketing a huge amount of profit' at devs' expense/'We should be angry about this, and we should constantly be on the lookout for other solutions, and new ways to reach gamers.'" GamesIndustry 3:19 PM
"AccuWeather Caught Sending User Location Data, Even When Location Sharing Is Off" Daring Fireball 2:13 PM
"10 Features That Make the iPad Pro an Attractive Hybrid Alternative" eWeek 10:44 AM
"Intel launches its 8th generation processors which are 40% faster: The eighth generation processor named Coffee Lake is third in the series of processors based on Skylake microarchitecture" CNBC: MoneyControl 7:44 AM
"Wall Street rallies on optimism about tax reform" Reuters 4:31 PM
"Stocks Bounce After Extended Selloff, Led by Tech Sector: Technology companies led a broad upswing in U.S. stocks Tuesday, as investors scooped up shares following recent declines." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:31 PM
"Singapore stocks end 5-day slump as Asian markets end broadly higher" MarketWatch 7:39 AM
"European stocks set to snap losing streak as miners jump" MarketWatch 7:39 AM
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