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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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"Cook Kisses the Ring: Apple needs the second-largest economy too much." Bloomberg 8:36 AM
"Apple, Google at China internet fest shows lure of market" Associated Press 8:03 AM
"The CEOs of Apple and Google spoke at a conference that critics say makes them 'complicit actors in the Chinese censorship regime'" Business Insider 10:44 AM
"Kids coding languages are the future, says Apple boss Tim Cook from China" The Independent 8:34 AM
"Apple Agrees to Deal With Ireland Over $15 Billion Unpaid Tax Issue: EU said tax deal with Ireland had allowed Apple to pay almost zero tax on European profits between 2003 and 2014" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:47 AM
"Ireland expects Apple back tax in escrow account in first quarter, 2018: minister" Reuters 8:35 AM
"Apple agrees to pay over $15 billion to Ireland in back taxes" Ars Technica 6:48 PM
"Apple Mac security issue may reoccur: A software fix Apple released to close a serious Mac security bug may not have fixed the problem on some machines. The bug meant anyone with physical access to a Mac running High Sierra could get admin access to the machine." BBC 8:47 AM
"MacOS High Sierra 'Root' Bug Can Reactivate: Apple assumed everyone would upgrade, patch, and reboot in the right order, but that's not the case." PC Magazine 10:45 AM
"macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Update Can Break the Root Password Security Patch, Here's How to Fix it" The Mac Observer 8:32 AM
"How to install MacOS High Sierra on an older Mac" Macworld UK 8:36 AM
"Strong early iPhone X adoption positions Apple for market leadership, says IHS Markit" DigiTimes 8:16 AM
"iPhone X will set all-time record and drive a full year of growth, predicts IHS Markit" 9to5Mac 8:16 AM
"iPhone X expected to break sales records over the course of the next year" BGR 9:33 AM
"Dear Tim Cook: Instead of repairing my MacBook, Apple gave me back a Thanksgiving Turkey/A dear friend called to tell me that his holiday: and his $3,000 laptop: was ruined by incompetent bench technicians and customer reps playing the blame game at his local Apple retail store." ZDNet 8:32 AM
"Apple starts sales of SIM-free iPhone X models in U.S. as in-store stock improves" AppleInsider 8:04 PM
"Palm Pre vs iPhone X: Qualcomm wants iPhones banned for misusing Palm OS interface patents" phoneArena 8:48 AM
"Qualcomm wants to take down the iPhone X due to patent infringement" V3 8:18 AM
"Bigger Apple Crabtree store to open in Raleigh on Dec. 9" AppleInsider 4:47 PM
"Apple releases four new Apple Watch Series 3 ads" The Loop 8:51 AM
"Today in Apple history: Secret project ports Mac OS to PCs" Cult of Mac 8:29 AM
"Apple Manufacturer Quanta Reaches Deal to Build AR Displays: Quanta Computer Inc., one of Apple's main manufacturing partners, has struck a licensing agreement with augmented-reality component maker Lumus Ltd. to make lenses for smart glasses." Bloomberg 12:39 PM
"One month with the Apple iPhone X: More powerful than a Plus in a killer form factor/I usually get bored with an iPhone after a few weeks and move along to more exciting Android smartphones, but there is something about the iPhone X that excites me every time I use it and it's not going anywhere for some time." ZDNet 8:34 AM
"Apple's attitude to Dialog suggests UK tech debate is one-sided" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:13 AM
"Sometimes it's hard to be Apple's Siri: It's hard to be Apple's virtual assistant because lots of people complain about what you do, even when you're actually quite good at lots of things, recent data shows." Computerworld 9:46 AM
"Apple might be sharing Face ID data with apps too freely" SlashGear 8:48 AM
"Dow hits record as investors bet on tax cuts" Reuters 4:29 PM
"Dow Sets Another Record but Finishes Well Off Its Highs: Selloff in tech shares weighs on S&P 500, Nasdaq; meanwhile, haven assets decline as U.S. dollar advances" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:29 PM
"Hong Kong stocks turn a corner, marking first gain in a week: Asia-Pacific stock markets struggled to gather momentum Monday after pockets of selling last week, notably in tech." MarketWatch 6:53 AM
"DAX ends sharply higher as U.S. tax progress revs up European stocks: European stocks closed with strong gains Monday, with German blue-chips surging by the most in a month, after lawmakers in Washington moved closer to getting a major package of U.S. tax cuts and reforms signed into law." MarketWatch 12:27 PM
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