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Friday Highlights: Financial Times interview with Jony Ive in which the genius "design visionary" discusses the gold Apple Watch, among topics; and the Apple Watch is going to be a major factor in changing how we shop, argues Jonny Evans at Computerworld; but on the health side of things, hurdles remain according to Steve Nellis at The Information; Apple to replace AT&T on the Dow Jones Industrial Average — reports in our Apple/Macintosh, and Finances sections; Oracle offers up adware with latest version of Java for Mac by being tricksy and installing Ask.com browser extensions; Brunerd has a workaround to help you avoid adware; 19 million Apple Watches sold forecast from BMO, while Strategy Analytics sees it more like 15 million; Apple/Beats streaming music service said to arrive in June; doom for Apple and Samsung says CEO of Cyanogen; bill filed by Republicans "to rip Internet regulatory powers from FCC"; GizmoChina reporting iPhone 6s to feature A9 processor, production beginning this June.
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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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