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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 shareholders just gave a huge vote of confidence to Tim Cook" Business Insider 1:14 PM
"Apple should focus on capturing the living room in its next product cycle: Analyst" CNBC 8:59 AM
"Understanding Apple at scale: While many prefer to keep cursing the dark, the former head of Office and Windows at Microsoft has shone a huge spotlight on what it means to be Apple at its current scale." iMore 9:06 AM
"EMagin Executive Says Apple Didn't Invest in the Company" Bloomberg 8:56 AM
"Apple admits iOS is a mess, has a plan to make it better: Have you noticed how iOS has become buggier and less polished in recent years? Apple has noticed too, and is putting in place a plan to make things better." ZDNet 11:27 AM
"Apple Could Be Revising Its Approach To iOS, macOS Updates" Tech Times 8:59 AM
"Foster + Partners' Melbourne Apple store to go to state parliament: Local politicians in Melbourne have demanded that the Victoria state parliament withdraw its planning permission for Foster + Partners' flagship Apple store in the Australian city after a wave of criticism" Architects Journal [Subscription Required for Full Article] 12:23 PM
"Security Researchers Expose Skype Security Flaw Microsoft isn't Fixing" ["Microsoft-owned Skype has a big security flaw that could let an attacker gain control of Mac, Windows, and Linux computers. What's worse is that Microsoft isn't planning on fixing the flaw, at least for now, because it amounts to rewriting the entire app update installer."] The Mac Observer 6:21 PM
"Apple iOS 12 to enable iPhone apps to be developed that can run on MacOS" Computing 8:59 AM
"iOS 12: Apple is about to eat the Mac" Apple Must 12:42 PM
"Chrome 68 to condemn all unencrypted sites by summer: Google in July will start inserting a 'not secure' label in the address bar of every website that uses HTTP connections between its servers and users." Computerworld 8:43 AM
"Adobe focuses on speed — but just how fast is the new Lightroom 7.2?" Digital Trends 9:40 AM
"Picking a Default Account in Mac Mail" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:58 AM
"Former Apple developer explains why the company's software is struggling" BGR 11:29 AM
"Apple Bringing Peace To iOS 12 With Performance Boost And Bug Extermination" HotHardware 3:59 PM
"1 Benefit from Apple's Rumored Move to Ditch Qualcomm for Intel in 2018 iPhones: Lower modem costs could allow Apple to spend elsewhere to boost the competitiveness of its next iPhones." The Motley Fool 8:58 AM
"Apple invention involves a docking station that recognizes gestures and 'impact' input" Apple World Today 8:39 AM
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