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Friday Highlights: With rapid rise of touch-based PCs, Apple being the holdout, Dan Moren argues that "Apple may be missing an opportunity to grow" in this space; on Wednesday, Apple and Amazon put an end to audiobook exclusivity closing antitrust concerns from the European Union; Bloomberg report cites Apple's willingness to make iPhones in India, and will press Narendra Modi for "a big helping hand" when the two meet next week; TechRepublic shows how to turn on two-factor authentication on the Mac with your Apple ID; thanks to iPhone 7 Plus, Apple's share bumped up roughly 70% this past December over 2015; a graphene superconductor tested by researchers, doesn't require extreme cold temps to run; Kirk McElhearn asks why smartwatches aren't smaller than what exists on the market today; Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode debate whether or not AirPods are worth the $160 price tag.
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"Apple sues Qualcomm for roughly $1 billion over royalties: Apple is suing Qualcomm for roughly $1 billion, saying Qualcomm has been 'charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with.' The suit follows the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against Qualcomm earlier this week over unfair patent licensing practices." CNBC 3:00 PM
"Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Licensing Practices: Apple alleges Qualcomm sought onerous terms for technology; Apple had cooperated in Korean probe into Qualcomm's licencing practices" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:24 PM
"Apple files a billion dollar royalty suit against Qualcomm" TechCrunch 3:24 PM
"Apple sues Qualcomm for withholding $1 billion 'as retaliation'" The Verge 3:24 PM
"The case for a touchscreen Mac: If touchscreens are the future, than Apple may be missing an opportunity to grow." Macworld 6:17 AM
"Is Apple's golden age over? Former Apple engineer thinks so" FOXNews 2:55 PM
"Amazon and Apple end exclusive deal on audio books" BBC 7:11 AM
"Apple and Amazon end audiobook exclusivity agreement after EC probe" V3 9:00 AM
"Apple Is Ready to Make iPhones in India, for a Price" Bloomberg 8:32 AM
"Apple 'wish list' for Indian manufacturing includes breaks on taxes & duties for imports" AppleInsider 8:32 AM
"Tim Cook Cashes in $3.6 Million in Stock as Respected Analyst Gives Him Passing Grades" MacRumors 9:35 AM
"No internet connection? Be prepared for iTunes to drive you crazy: iTunes should be smart enough to know when an internet connection isn't necessary. But it isn't." Macworld 7:10 AM
"Secrets for Mac and Secrets Touch review: A simple, no-frills password manager for Mac and iOS/Secrets allows users to easily and securely store passwords, credit card numbers, bank details, and other confidential information with OpenPGP and AES encryption." Macworld 8:31 AM
"How to enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID" TechRepublic 10:44 AM
"6 Predictions For The $203 Billion Big Data Analytics Market" Forbes 10:51 AM
"Samsung Electronics Occupies 11.8% Share of Global Chip Market Last Year" ["Intel recorded a market share of 15.9% last year and took the top spot for the 25th consecutive year."] Business Korea 7:30 AM
"Oracle Will Stop Trusting MD5-Signed JAR Files in April" SecurityWeek 10:05 AM
"Is Oracle Federal Lawsuit Indicative of a Larger Problem in Tech?" NBC News 10:04 AM
"Oracle dumps Solaris 12 for a cloudy future" Channel Eye 10:03 AM
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