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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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"Tim Cook on How Apple Champions the Environment, Education, and Health Care" Fortune 11:36 AM
"Apple Explains How It's Making Siri Smart Without Endangering User Privacy: Critics say Apple is depriving the AI that powers Siri of the personal information it needs to be an effective assistant. Apple execs say that's a false narrative." Fast Company 12:03 PM
"Apple's War on Buttons Is Nearly Complete: The iPhone has always managed to eschew buttons—but will we miss the click?" The Ringer 12:37 PM
"Why Tuesday Is Apple's Most Important Day in Three Years" Wired 2:10 PM
"How the iPhone rewired Apple — and the world — in 10 years" Moneywatch 8:04 AM
"iPhone 8 Augmented Reality Feature to Revolutionize Customer Experience" Forbes 7:49 AM
"Analysts expect Apple to get a revenue boost from the iPhone X's augmented reality apps" Business Insider 8:00 AM
"BBC Confirms iOS 11 GM URLs Were Leaked to 9to5Mac and MacRumors" Daring Fireball 8:10 AM
"Was Apple employee behind alleged iPhone 8 leaks?" CNET 7:55 AM
"The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of September 11: Bob LeVitus X2, Adam Engst, Jeff Gamet, Joe Kissell, & Chuck Joiner" The MUG Center 8:54 AM
"OWC Now Shipping Thunderbolt 3 Dock With 13 Ports" MacPrices 12:56 PM
"OWC Now Shipping Award-Winning Thunderbolt 3 Dock -- OWC's Most Powerful Connectivity Solution Ever -- Features Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 1, Gigabit Ethernet, Mini Display Port, FireWire 800, SD Card Reader, Digital Audio, & MORE" Thomas PR 8:46 AM
"Piano Tuner PT1 1.0 released for macOS - Professional Piano Tuning App" prMac 8:06 AM
"S&P sets record closing high as storm, N. Korea fear fades" Reuters 4:19 PM
"Dow Climbs Back Above 22000 as Fears Ease: Haven assets, including U.S. government bonds and gold, retreat" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:19 PM
"Asian markets rev up after lull in North Korea tensions: Nikkei bounces back from 4-month low; Samsung helps lift Kospi" MarketWatch 8:39 AM
"European stocks jump by most in 4 weeks as North Korea, Irma fears recede: Stocks across Europe rallied on Monday, led by gains for insurance stocks as Hurricane Irma took a narrower path over Florida than expected, promising less damage." MarketWatch 12:36 PM
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