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Thursday Highlights: Amnesty International scolds Apple over Chinese iCloud data turnover to government scrutiny saying the company helping create "the Orwellian future it once" decried; Federico Viticci discusses "the comfort of Apple's ecosystem"; Apple Watch along with Cardiogram app able to "detect a dangerous heart-rhythm problem" in testing; Mashable interviews blind and deaf Harvard grad, Haben Girma, who is influencing Apple in accessibility tech sector; Google Chrome browser to block-by-default, autoplaying and unmuted videos; tips and more from Macworld UK on speeding up your slowing Mac; first we heard of Apple employees walking into glass panels at Apple Park, now Apple's Chicago store glass is killing birds; Angela Ahrendts praises Apple's investment in Japan, notes a number of new stores coming soon; AdWeek takes a look behind the scenes of Spike Jonze's Apple advertisment; DigiTimes reporting new iPhone series will enter trial production in Q2 of 2018.
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"Apple to Sell $5 Billion of Debt to Fund Buybacks, Dividends" Bloomberg 3:33 PM
"Is Apple Falling Behind In the Artificial Intelligence Race? Apple's strategy may allow Google and Amazon to keep the lead in AI." Barron's 11:14 AM
"With iPhone 8 on tap, Apple doesn't need to be a first mover in artificial intelligence" ZDNet 6:42 AM
"The hype around the iPhone 8 isn't getting through to people" ["Piper Jaffray surveyed more than 400 iPhone owners, and found that there's almost no more interest in upgrading this year than there was last year, when the new model was a relatively incremental improvement."] Business Insider 6:44 AM
"Once again, Apple is going to change smartphones forever - by making them more expensive: The tenth-anniversary iPhone 8 may be the most anticipated iPhone to date, but the price tag is likely to make most gasp." ZDNet 6:42 AM
"Apple Might Shock Wall Street With the iPad: Apple might see a nice pickup in iPad sales soon. Here is the driver." South China Morning Post 6:34 AM
"Purported OLED iPhone 8 SIM trays surface, once again showing new gold color" 9to5Mac 5:49 AM
"New iPhone 8 leak shows some of the phone's new color options" BGR 7:33 AM
"Barclays: Apple's HomeKit/Siri efforts will increase customer loyalty, not revenue" 9to5Mac 11:55 AM
"Apple reportedly books up Largan capacity at new factory: Apple reportedly has booked up the production capacity for above 12-megapixel lens modules at a new factory being built by smartphone lens module maker Largan Precision in central Taiwan." DigiTimes 5:48 AM
"Apple Takes Early Step Towards iPhones With 'Above 12-Megapixel' Rear Cameras" MacRumors 5:49 AM
"Tenth beta of tvOS 11 now available for developer testing" iDownload Blog 12:47 PM
"tvOS 11 developer beta 10 for Apple TV now available" 9to5Mac 12:55 PM
"Move to iconic film studio could help Apple's video push" Business Insider 11:54 AM
"An exec who worked with Steve Jobs for 26 years says everyone got it wrong about him" Business Insider 11:11 AM
"Apple's next iPhone could cost up to $1,200, or it won't" Mashable 11:54 AM
"Will iPhone 8 offer two or three storage options?" iDownload Blog 11:19 AM
"The next iPhone could run away from Home: As Apple joins other handset makers in stretching screens to the edges of the phone body, it may not be able to go Home again. That could press some users' buttons." ZDNet 10:10 AM
"Forget the iPhone 8 — the iPhone 7 is going to be an incredible deal soon" Business Insider 10:09 AM
"The SD Cars Gold Rush Winner/After Personal Computers and Smartphones, both richly deserving the 'epoch-making' epithet, we now have a new tech Gold Rush: Self-driving (SD) cars. Is Alphabet/Google/Waymo in a position to be the Microsoft of this new era?" Monday Note 6:33 AM
"Why is Silicon Valley obsessed with biohacking?" Recode 6:28 AM
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