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Monday Highlights: Shara Tibken at CNET has five important questions for Apple as they head into 2018, including what iPhone lineup looks like, and will Siri find relevance?; Apple confirms purchase of Shazam, details not disclosed, but estimated at $400 million; activist investors pushing for climate and human rights proposals facing Apple blockade via SEC guidance; Macworld reviews Nvidia GeForce beta for Mac which allows impressive streaming gameplay of high-end PC games; Steve Wozniak among Internet pioneers telling FCC they don't understand how internet works, urges cancellation of Dec 14 vote; Apple accused of throttling old iPhones with degraded batteries; Sprint customers complain of Wi-Fi calling breakage following iOS 11.2 install; Jean-Louis Gassée offers his "third impression" of iPhone X.
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"Retina iPad Mini later, new Nexus 7 sooner: DisplaySearch: Small tablets are moving to very-high-resolution displays, like larger 10-inch class tablets have done in the last year or so." CNET News 3/15
"Heads up Apple, here comes Samsung's 8-core chip: Samsung is set to begin manufacturing its eight-core phone and tablet processor in the second quarter. That's a problem for Apple because Apple is both competing with Samsung and getting its A6 from the South Korean company." CNET News 3/15
"Apple's 'budget' iPhone expected to have same 4-inch display as iPhone 5" AppleInsider 3/15
"Apple's Low-Cost iPhone Reportedly Getting The Same 4-Inch Display As iPhone 5, 'Super-Thin' Plastic Case" TechCrunch 3/15
"Rumor: New Low Cost iPhone To Have 4 Inch Display" AppleBitch 3/15
"UL warns of counterfeit Apple USB power adapters" CNET News 3/15
"iPad May Run Away From Home a Lot Longer: Apple's newly awarded patent for wireless charging technology suggests the company may be developing a product that would dramatically reduce the iPad's dependence on having an electrical outlet nearby. That may be a boon for frequent flyers, but it may not excite those who use their iPads on a couch, or in bed, or in some other cozy at-home setting where recharging isn't an issue." MacNewsWorld 3/15
"Bio Crisis For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 3/16
"BattleFriends at Sea PREMIUM For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 3/16
"Bouncy Penguin HD For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 3/16
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