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Wednesday Highlights: Sydney Morning Herald credits Tim Cook for doubling Apple's market cap since taking over as CEO; and Tim Cook under pressure from activist Jesse Jackson, speaking for organized labor, to provide "better working conditions for security guards who work at Apple's campus"; Cult of Mac's Luke Dormehl looks into "how Corning won Apple back" by building the strongest, best Gorilla Glass yet; Apple awarded "undisclosed royalties if Samsung infringes certain patents" in future, Samsung promptly appeals, counter appeal from Apple soon; Tim Bajarin opines on how Apple should reinvent iPod; Apple prepping OS X 10.10.2 hopefully tackling WiFi bugs unfixed with 10.10.1 update; no more Google Chrome browser for Intel-based Macs on pre-64-bit architecture, Macs prior to August 2007; Apple and Google's search engine agreement comes to an end in 2015, will Bing, Yahoo vie for default status on Apple products?; Brad Moore, Senior Engineering Manager of Apple Maps, leaves Apple for Uber; couple of Brits have figured out an iPhone case which resolves tangled headphone headaches; iPhone 5c productions said to come to end in 2015; TechnologyTell reviews mPact Glass, a screen protector for iPhone 6; travelling for Thanksgiving? Tuts+ explains how you can prep your Mac for travel; meanwhile, over at TechNN, Microsoft faces $140 million fine from China over tax evasion; prior to company split, HP's Q4 revenue fall, could impact split.
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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
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"Bouncy Penguin HD For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 3/16
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