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Thursday Highlights: Wall Street Journal reporting on Apple's fight in India to create brand awareness in a country where Samsung got a head start; on Wednesday, Bloomberg brought word Apple looking to convince record labels to take smaller revenue cuts; Quartz's David Martin suggests "reshaping capitalism" should be the next big investment from Apple; following his article on Hackintoshing a mini Mac, Kirk McElhearn today gives a list of parts his project required; 81 days after being dropped by Apple, Imagination Technologies puts self up for sale—more in our General Interest section; Ars Technica on "the tragedy of FireWire"; Foxconn teases $10 billion US investment with 7 states in play for iPhone factory; embedded Touch ID in iPhone 8 rumored to be a continued engineering headache; Macworld, CNET review 2017 MacBook Pro, AppleInsider reviews 2017 27" iMac 5K.
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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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