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Monday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reveals Apple's secret development of screens, the news putting major dent in current suppliers like Samsung—reports in our Apple/Macintosh, and Finances sections; another analyst throws cold water on iPhone X sales, calls them "flagging" due to high price tag; Apple has a third campus in California, Dan Dilger with the details; connectivity issues with BT accessories on your Mac? MacRumors says reset the Bluetooth module; Shinjuku Apple Store (Tokyo) opens for business in April; Facebook plummets following on election data mining bombshell—more on our sister site, TechNN; Vlad Savov reviews AirPods from audiophile perspective; latest iPhone X TV ad features iOS 11 bug.
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"Inside Apple's Secret Plan to Develop and Build its Own Screens" Bloomberg 8:48 PM
"Apple is designing and testing screens: Bloomberg" Reuters 9:13 PM
"Samsung, Sharp and others tumble following report Apple is producing its own screens" CNBC 9:15 PM
"Samsung Declines After Apple Said to Develop Own Screens" Bloomberg 9:24 PM
"Apple Developing Its Own MicroLED Displays for Future Devices" MacRumors 9:14 PM
"Here's Why the Expected iPhone X Plus Should Be Popular: The direct successor to the current iPhone X could well prove to be the worst-selling model out of the trio of iPhones that Apple is expected to launch this year." The Motley Fool 6:08 PM
"Apple takes a very un-tech approach to solving fake news: human editors" USA Today 9:32 AM
"Democrats Want To Subpoena Apple To Find Out When Key Administration Officials Downloaded Encrypted Messaging Apps" The Intercept 3/17
"Report: Democrats outline plans to ask Apple & WhatsApp for help in the Trump-Russia investigation" 9to5Mac 3/17
"Apple, Whatsapp pegged as potential source for encrypted communication app download information in Russia collusion probe." AppleInsider 3/17
"Democrats aim to subpoena Apple, Twitter over private chats: They seek more info about downloads and chats from WikiLeaks and others." Engadget 3/17
"Still doing it: The unkillable iPhone X rumor" Macworld 3/17
"Why Note Categories Are a Bad Idea" Macdrifter 3/16
"The many skills (and pitfalls) of Siri: Siri, its powers and its limitations, have been a hot topic of conversation of late. Dan Moren runs down how he uses (and doesn't use) Apple's virtual assistant." Macworld 3/16
"China's New Frontiers in Dystopian Tech: Facial-recognition technologies are proliferating, from airports to bathrooms." The Atlantic 12:22 PM
"One writer's long overdue adventure with mechanical keyboards/Commentary: Time spent with loud, clicky keyboards from Das and Lofree had CNET editor Roger Cheng's fingers flying and keys singing with joy." CNET 9:33 AM
"The Smartphone of the Future Still Has a Notch: Should it?" Slate 7:22 AM
"US stocks inch higher as banks and industrial companies rise" Associated Press 3/16
"U.S. Stocks Rise but Post Weekly Losses: Data including rise in factory production reassure investors that economy on sound footing" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3/16
"Asian stocks log mixed finish at the close of a choppy week: Australia's benchmark rebounds after three sessions of declines" MarketWatch 3/16
"European stocks waver as traders digest weak inflation data: European stock markets struggled for direction on Friday, as traders absorbed reports of another impending prominent departure from the U.S. administration, fueling worries about uncertainty in the White House, and disappointing inflation data for the eurozone." MarketWatch 3/16
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