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Wednesday Highlights: President Trump doubles down on criticism of Apple not helping unlock iPhones saying "they have the keys to so many criminals and criminal minds", recounting help he's given Apple; analyst Paulo Santos says Apple's "small rebound in iPhone sales in China ... did not represent a meaningful recovery of the volume [they] once had in China"; United Kingdom lawmakers say tech tax to proceed regardless of US pressure; New York Post says Apple has eye on 11 Penn Plaza for office space; Bloomberg reporting possible May unveiling of a new low-cost iPhone; Macworld reviews FotoMagico for iPad; John Gruber recalls article from Der Spiegel in which Tim Cook indicated Apple would "eventually no longer have a key to iCloud data".
"How Apple's Services Arm Can Reach $100 Billion in Revenue by 2024" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:52 AM
"Trump demands Apple unlock iPhones: 'They have the keys to so many criminals and criminal minds'" ["'I've given them waivers, because it's a great company, but it made a big difference,' Trump told 'Squawk Box' co-host Joe Kernen, referring to tariff waivers in U.S.-China trade war. 'They could have given us that information. It would have been very helpful,' Trump said. Apple, in a statement last week, said it has helped the government."] CNBC 7:41 AM
"Trump says Apple holds 'keys to so many criminals and criminal minds'" CNET 10:07 AM
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"Apple's privacy software allowed users to be tracked, says Google" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:30 PM
"Google finds security flaws in Apple's web browser: Google researchers have found multiple security flaws in Apple Inc's Safari web browser that allowed the tracking of users' browsing behavior, Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing a soon-to-be published paper." Reuters 12:30 PM
"Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 99 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements" MacRumors 12:29 PM
"UK vows tech tax will go ahead despite US pressure" ["However the US argues that American tech giants, including Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook, are being unfairly targeted and has called for governments to wait for an international agreement."] BBC 9:33 AM
"Chancellor Sajid Javid Says UK Will Proceed With Digital Sales Tax, Despite U.S. Protest" The Mac Observer 9:47 AM
"Apple eyes 11 Penn Plaza for new office space" New York Post 7:42 AM
"New Low-Cost iPhone to Enter Mass Production in February" ["The Cupertino, California-based company is expected to officially unveil the new phone as early as March, one person familiar with its road map said."] Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:58 AM
"Apple Wants You to Have a Cheaper iPhone" TheStreet 8:23 AM
"Apple ramps up A13 chip orders to cope with iPhone 11 demand" Cult of Mac 7:56 AM
"Microsoft exposed 250 million customer service and support records in massive privacy blunder" BetaNews 8:26 AM
"Microsoft exposed 250M customer service records due to 'misconfiguration' of internal database" GeekWire 10:26 AM
"Microsoft Looms Over the Privacy Debate in Its Home State: The software company helped torpedo a facial recognition bill last year, though a state senator—who's also a Microsoft program manager—has a new bill in the works." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:46 AM
"Tech in the classroom? Microsoft says AI and VR could help future students focus better: According to Microsoft, hybrid intelligence is the key to enhance student performance in schools." ZDNet 11:09 AM
"Windows 7 extended security updates to cost German government around $887,000" The Verge 7:56 AM
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"Stocks shrug off China virus fears to try for fresh records: IBM jumps on outlook surprise, Boeing a drag on the Dow" MarketWatch 11:00 AM
"Dow Holds Higher but Loses Momentum as Boeing Falters: Stocks rise as China moves swiftly to limit the spread of the deadly coronavirus. IBM lifts the Dow after an earnings beat but a drop in Boeing limits gains." TheStreet 11:00 AM
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