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Weekend Highlights: Co-creator of Siri fires back at article claiming the AI was broken from launch; KGI analyst believes Apple's laptop sales growth will beat out iDevices in year-over-year growth; The Motley Fool sees Apple patent as foretelling marriage between Apple and Blockchain; day two of Pwn2Own and Safari exploited yet again; here we go! Apple sends out press invites for March 27th event to be held in Chicago, to be geared for teachers and students, expectations: new iPads—more in our General Interest section; Android now as safe and secure as iOS? Thus claims Google; you will want to watch this video detailing the printer ink scam; iPhone SE 2 picture leaks reveal what many hope for, full-screen like iPhone X; CNET pits the HomePod against two Sonos One smart speakers; iPhone Hacks compares cameras of iPhone X, Pixel 2, and Galaxy S9.
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"Apple and Qualcomm's Billion-Dollar War Over an $18 Part: The iPhone maker pays $2 billion a year in patent fees, and it's had enough." Bloomberg 8:13 AM
"Apple 'acqui-hired' the team from messaging assistant Init.ai to work on Siri" TechCrunch 3:08 PM
"EU takes Ireland to court for not claiming Apple tax windfall" Reuters 8:01 AM
"EU Sues Ireland Over Apple Billions as Tax Tensions Flare Up" Bloomberg 8:53 AM
"Europe steps up efforts to collect $15 billion from Apple" CNNMoney 8:05 AM
"EU takes Ireland to court for failing to recover up to $15 billion in back taxes from Apple" Associated Press 7:52 AM
"EU takes Ireland to court over Apple taxes" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:56 AM
"Apple's healthcare plans under the microscope: From iPhone apps to Apple Watch and what comes next/The way healthcare data is gathered, shared, and understood could all be set for a sea-change if Apple becomes consumers' and providers' med-tech supplier of choice." ZDNet 8:42 AM
"Ohio State collaborates with Apple to launch digital learning initiative: Students, faculty, staff and community to gain access to new educational and economic development opportunities" Ohio State News 6:09 PM
"Apple partners with Ohio State University to launch digital learning initiative" AppleInsider 6:09 PM
"Apple partners with Ohio State University for new 'digital flagship' education initiative" 9to5Mac 6:10 PM
"macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) notes include a successful update; OwnCloud problems; Quicken compatibility; SSD Trim vs. USB; quality issues; installation issues; a disk image trick for working around APFS; color/calibration glitches; third-party boot SSD conversion to APFS; Office 2011 and more." MacInTouch 3:55 PM
"Mireth Technology Corp. has released version 5.2.1 of NetShred X, its easy to use internet eraser app that erases browsing data. NetShred X runs on Mac. Version 5.2.1 adds support for Firefox 56." Mireth Technology 8:16 AM
"Adobe debuts Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2018 with focus on computer vision" AppleInsider 8:15 AM
"Google Pixel 2 reviewed: Sets new record for overall smartphone camera quality: The Google Pixel 2 is the top-performing mobile device camera we've tested, with a record-setting overall score of 98. Impressively, it manages this despite having 'only' a single-camera design for its main camera. Its top scores in most of our traditional photo and video categories put it ahead of our previous (tied) leaders, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8" [Photo comparison vs iPhone 8, other smartphones] DxOMark 3:11 PM
"Hands-on with Google's Pixel 2 XL" ["This is Google's machine learning magic at work, and it's very impressive when compared to the competition out there, including from Apple on the new iPhone 8."] TechCrunch 3:13 PM
"I'm a long-time iPhone user who got to try Google's newest Pixel phone — here's what I thought" Business Insider 3:16 PM
"Here's how the iPhone camera stacks up against the Pixel 2 in the real world" iMore 3:47 PM
"Pixel 2 XL vs. iPhone X vs. Note 8: Phablet spec showdown" PCWorld 3:17 PM
"Google Pixel 2 vs. iPhone X vs. Galaxy S8: how the phones compare" The Verge 3:14 PM
"Google Pixel 2 vs. iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6: Google just announced the Pixel 2. Here's how it compares to the competition." CNET 3:08 PM
"Tado Smart AC Control review: An even better way to make your dumb air conditioner smarter/Connecting your A/C to your smartphone and smart home will save you smart money." TechHive 8:13 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
"iOS 11.0.2 Vs iOS 11.0.1: Latest Update Will Save Half A Gigabyte Of Storage Space" Redmond Pie 9:12 AM
"'Cuphead' is a gorgeous new game that pays homage to classic cartoons — and it's as tough as it is pretty" Business Insider 3:49 PM
"How swim tracking works on the Apple Watch Series 2 and 3" iMore 9:28 PM
"Stock market ends at record levels after extending win streak: Tesla gains after Nomura's upbeat take, while Mylan gets a big lift from an FDA OK" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
"Stocks on Track for Another Day of Records With Just Minor Gains: Wall Street creep higher on Wednesday, Oct. 4, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 on track for records." TheStreet 3:57 PM
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