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Thursday Highlights: Happy Thanksgiving to all our US readers!; The Motley Fool is bullish on Apple, sees golden potential with new iPhones; OLED displays for iPhones in 2018, but only for "some" models?; Apple patent for "active shutter system" protecting from liquid; another allows for use of touch screen with gloves; Apple acquires Faceshift which makes motion capture technology used in the latest Star Wars film, Ben Lovejoy at 9to5Mac has "six intriguing possibilities" as to why Apple made the purchase—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Jonny Evans on how an "open sourced Swift could change everything"; Kurt Marko at Forbes suggests Tim Cook's promise that iPad Pro will replace PCs for many should start with incentivizing "full support for all iOS 9 multitasking enhancements"; Tim Bajarin asks if iPad Pro is not being correctly positioned by Apple; Glenn Fleishman explains what you can do when mobile backups in Time Machine just "linger and fill storage space"; MacNN comparison review of TextExpander and Keyboard Maestro; new study finds owners of Apple Watches glance down at their wrists 60-80 times per day; Bloomberg reporting Apple and China's UnionPay have come to agreement over Apple Pay terms; banks apparently concerned with Apple and Google's entry into the pay market, and that they'll steal customers who like their services over the bank's; ready to have Li-Fi instead of Wi-Fi?; Macworld reviews, benchmarks iPad Pro; Apple Pencil reviews from Macworld, iLounge; new app, Architecture of Radio, pesents a visual representation of invisible wireless digital signals; iMore remembers the Macintosh TV.
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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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