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Monday Highlights: Jonny Evans investigates the acceleration of Apple rumors; and Wall Street Journal has more details on Apple's self-driving car, testers have experience with NASA; Travis Kalanick, Uber CEO, landed in hot water with Tim Cook for "directing his employees to help camouflage the ride-hailing app from Apple's engineers" which, even after a user deleted app, would allow Uber to still track them—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Readiris Pro 16 gets a review from Macworld; Dr. Drang on "one-off text filtering in BBEdit"; two former Google satellite execs hired by Apple for a secretive hardware project; KGI hearing of mass production delay of iPhone 8 thanks to major component upgrades, OLED?, causing bottlenecks; Michael Simon lists 8 ways he thinks iPhone 8 could be beaten by Galaxy S8.
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"Tim Cook's Apple's mic-drop moment: Why are all the Apple rumors accelerating?" Computerworld 7:20 AM
"Apple Permit Reveals Self-Driving Car Testers With NASA Experience: Company declines to comment on autonomous-driving plans or employees named in document" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:39 AM
"Uber's C.E.O. Plays With Fire: Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, visited Apple's headquarters in early 2015 to meet with Timothy D. Cook, who runs the iPhone maker. It was a session that Mr. Kalanick was dreading. For months, Mr. Kalanick had pulled a fast one on Apple by directing his employees to help camouflage the ride-hailing app from Apple's engineers. The reason? So Apple would not find out that Uber had been secretly identifying and tagging iPhones even after its app had been deleted and the devices erased — a fraud detection maneuver that violated Apple's privacy guidelines." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7:18 AM
"Tim Cook Threatened to Remove Uber From the App Store Over iPhone Tagging Tactics" MacRumors 7:17 AM
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