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Wednesday Highlights: Reuters scoops Apple exploring electic car charging stations; Tim Culpan thinks Apple needs a McDonald's solution in India, comparing their $1 billion investment in China, suggesting Tim Cook should ask "would you like fries with that?" if he wants access to India, this on the heels of India's Finance Minister denying Apple's request to open retail stores there; Walt Mossberg asks if Apple can win the artificial intelligence war, and on that front, rumor has it Apple is going to compete with Google Echo and Amazon's Alexa with a Siri counterpart; plaintiffs in the "Error 53" lawsuit complaining Apple isn't "living up to reimbursement promise"; FCP.co has a 25 minute tutorial teaching import, edit, export in Final Cut Pro X; Apple rehired Jon Callas, "security expert of PGP, Blackphone and Silent Circle fame"; Foxconn said to have replaced over half of workforce with robots since launch of iPhone 6; 9to5Google has a video of Samsung's prototype rollable screen; Pocket-lint informs of iPhone 7 screen protector leak suggesting "no major design changes"; anybody else want a keyboard for the Apple Watch?
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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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