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Tuesday Highlights: Financial Times speaks with high school students in China who "were 'forced' to work at Foxconn plant in China in order to graduate", both Apple, Foxconn acknowledge incident(s) and "are taking remedial action"; Bloomberg's Mark Gurman takes us inside the hyped HomePod development, delay and three-years needed to catch up with Amazon's Echo; within 2-3 years, Gene Munster thinks Apple will offer a rebranded video/music service rivaling Netflix; Apple receives formal request for Texas gunman's iCloud data; Google's Fuchsia OS can now run Swift code; Skype pulled from all China app stores; Microsoft issues warning over "bogus Apple, Windows tech support sites" that have "click-to-call to 'help' victims more easily contact their sham hotlines"; Dan Seifert at The Verge reviews Apple Watch Series 3.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook says globalization is 'great for the world' in China speech"  AppleInsider 6:58 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Touts Benefits of Globalization in China Speech" MacRumors 7:05 AM
  • "Tim Cook talks benefits of globalization & user privacy during speech in China" 9to5Mac 10:57 AM
  • "Apple pays zero tax in NZ despite sales of $4.2 billion: Consumer electronics giant Apple paid no income tax to Inland Revenue over the past decade despite selling billions of dollars worth of iPhones and iPads to New Zealanders."  New Zealand Herald 3/17
  • "Apple Pays Zilch in New Zealand Taxes on $4.2 Billion in Sales" The Mac Observer 3/17
  • "Apple's desktop Mac lineup: A showcase of old technology/The most prestigious computer company in the world has a top-of-the-line Mac that hasn't been updated in three years. Where's the innovation?"  Macworld 3/17
  • "Infamous patent troll Soverain Software targets Apple products and services in new lawsuit"  AppleInsider 3/17
  • "Soverain Software Hits Apple with Patent Lawsuit over Device Security and Online Transactions" The Mac Observer 3/17
  • "Apple announced the establishment of a new R & D center in Shanghai and Suzhou: Has planned to invest more than 3.5 billion yuan in China R & D center" Google Chinese-to-English: Apple China 3/17
  • "Apple Supports 4.8 Million Jobs in China, More Than Double US Total"  24/7 Wall St. 3/17
OS X
News
  • "Windows 7 Is Still The Desktop OS King" [OS X at 6.19%] Statista 3/17
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Become Tech Savvy: Sizing up a slow Mac and what you can do about it" 9to5Mac 10:33 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to show the expanded Save dialog by default on Mac" iDownload Blog 11:57 AM
  • "Use Migration Assistant to move email from PC to Mac" Seattle Times 3/17
  • "H&R Block, TaxAct, TaxSlayer, and TurboTax: Which tax program is right for you?" Macworld 3/17
  • "How to Manually Add and Organize Albums in iTunes: iTunes sometimes puts your music into a folder or assigns it an artist that doesn't fit your preferences. So how can you get the album into the right place and under the right artist name?" PC Magazine 3/17
  • "How to open a .docx Word file on a Mac, iPad or iPhone: Edit and save documents in a PC-friendly format" Macworld UK 3/17
  • "Organizing Windows with Magnet" MacStories 3/17
  • "Using Twitter Without a Twitter Account" MacMost 3/17
Press Releases
  • "On Manicuring NIBs" Rixstep 7:05 AM
  • "Visually Stunning Open World Adventure 'The Witness' Lands On Mac" RazMag 3/17
  • "MacPractice EDU Next Generation Dental School Software Announcement" PRNewswire 3/17
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple extends iPhone AppleCare+ purchase window to one year" TechnoBuffalo 9:05 PM
  • "British man electrocuted while using charging iPhone in the bath" Stuff: New Zealand 7:59 PM
  • "Apple says to add two more R&D centers in China" Reuters 3/17
  • "Apple Plans Two More Chinese Research Hubs as iPhone Sales Slow" Bloomberg 3/17
  • "Apple plans two more research centers in China as challenges continue" CNBC 3/17
  • "Apple is pumping money into creating an international chain of R&D enters" Computerworld 3/17
  • "iPhone owners earn more, even in the Third World" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 3/17
  • "Apple paid Chance the Rapper $500,000 for a two-week exclusive: A rare look inside a music industry deal." Recode 3/17
  • "Chance the Rapper shares how much he made from exclusive Apple Music 'Coloring Book' deal" 9to5Mac 3/17
  • "Apple to Build Two Additional R&D Centers in China" MacRumors 3/17
  • "Apple plans retail expansion in India with over 100 new Authorized Resellers" AppleInsider 3/17
  • "Alexa on iOS: Siri's Not Even the Best iPhone Assistant Anymore" Wired 3/17
  • "Your Future Password Is... Your Entire Body: It started with Apple's Touch ID and Alibaba's 'selfie pay.' Now companies are building deep biological portraits to secure our phones." Backchannel 3/17
  • "Apple gives indie gamers a permanent home on the App Store" Indie Research 3/17
  • "Apple resuming iPhone sales in Indonesia after $44M investment meeting local requirements" 9to5Mac 3/17
  • "Watch Beats 1 Creative Director Zane Lowe give SXSW music keynote" The Loop 3/17
Non-Apple News
  • "Popslate, the company putting an E Ink display on your iPhone, is shutting down: The company indicated that it would not issue refunds to backers" The Verge 11:40 AM
  • "Inside the Infinity Room, SXSW's trippy art installation: South by Southwest is all about merging tech with art, and Refik Anadol's Infinity Room is a dazzling example." Macworld 8:47 AM
  • "Samsung's Note 7 disaster won't stop people buying the Galaxy S8" BGR 7:06 AM
  • "Google Resists Warrant for Data in Minnesota Fraud Case" PC Magazine 3/17
  • "Infrared light could someday deliver super-fast WiFi" Engadget 3/17
Publications/Podcasts
  • "iTunes 'Terms and Conditions' Graphic Novel Starring Steve Jobs Now Available on Amazon" iClarified 8:31 AM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 111 | Apple event hype, iPad rumors swirl, and Apple Watch face gallery" 9to5Mac 3/17
  • "Taylor Swift Trademarking Swifties while Getting Schwifty - The TouchArcade Show #299" Touch Arcade 3/17
  • "Road to Macstock -Mike Schmitz On Dealing with Email" MacVoices 3/17
  • "Meet the artist who turned Apple legalese into a fun comic book" Cult of Mac 3/17
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks new iPads, wearables, and Apple's coming 64-bit switch" AppleInsider 3/17
Hardware/Software
  • "Roundup: Here's everything we currently know about the new iPads coming this year" 9to5Mac 5:47 PM
  • "Apple granted another patent involving facial recognition" Apple World Today 7:07 AM
  • "AppleCare+ Can Now be Purchased Up to One Year After Buying an iPhone" MacRumors 3/17
  • "You can now buy AppleCare+ one year after getting an iPhone" Cult of Mac 3/17
  • "Apple extends AppleCare+ eligibility from 60 days to one year for iPhone purchases" The Verge 3/17
  • "iPhone 8 Screen Will Be Behind Galaxy S8 Curve (Report)" Tom's Guide 3/17
AppleCare/Helps
  • "iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo? Here Are 4 Ways to Fix" OS X Daily 3/17
  • "How to troubleshoot iBooks problems" iMore 3/17
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/17
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/17
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/17

Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hands-on: Philips Hue Go – dynamic lighting anywhere you please [Video] 9to5Mac 6:59 PM
  • "Canon Pixma iP110 review: This inkjet printer's portability comes at a price" Macworld 3/17
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iCheapskate: 40 amazing free games for iPhone and iPad/Just got a new iDevice? Then load it with these games – none of which cost a penny!" Stuff Magazine 1:07 PM
  • "Hands On: Google Calendar on iOS continues the trend of 'fiddly but powerful'" AppleInsider 7:25 AM
  • "LiquidText update a must-have for iPad Pro: Annotating PDFs just got a lot cooler, thanks to the latest version of LiquidText. The cleverly designed iPad-only app now allows freehand drawing." CIO 3/17
  • "'Incidence' Review - Follow the Bouncing Ball" Touch Arcade 3/17
  • "'The Big Journey' Review - This Platformer is Near Purrfect" Touch Arcade 3/17
  • "'Pan-Pan' Review - An Open-World Puzzle Game with Whacking" Touch Arcade 3/17
  • "'1942 Mobile' Review - Whoa-Oh, We're Midway There" Touch Arcade 3/17
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to open Keynote files in PowerPoint: Open, edit and save .key decks on a Windows PC" Macworld UK 6:17 PM
  • "How To Install Popcorn Time On iOS 10 Without Jailbreak" Redmond Pie 5:51 PM
  • "How to use multiple iPhone or iPad devices with one computer" iMore 11:49 AM
  • "How to make your own Ethernet cable" iMore 3/17
  • "How to disable vocal alerts for turn-by-turn directions in Google Maps" iDownload Blog 3/17
  • "How to zoom into photos down to pixel level on iOS" Mac Kung Fu 3/17
Tips
  • "How to use Google's Motion Stills app to be more creative with Apple's Live Photos" AppleInsider 3/17
  • "Pogue's Basics: Make Amazon Echo tell you when it's transmitting" Yahoo! Finance 3/17
  • "PSA: If a Live photo didn't choose the perfect moment, you can now select a different frame" 9to5Mac 3/17
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Intelligent Assistant Competition On iPhone" MacSparky 12:37 PM
  • "Download Links at the Bottom"  Rixstep 7:00 AM
  • "Galaxy S8's slo-mo video will blow iPhone 7 away" Cult of Mac 3/17
  • "Why Apple is destined to fail in India" VentureBeat 3/17
  • "A rumored iOS 11 feature is freaking people out" BGR 3/17
  • "Apple Needs to Build Trust in iCloud, Survey Claims" Apple Must 3/17
  • "Apple's 'Fortune 500' Products" Mac360 3/17
  • "Is It Hype? Or, Yet Another iPhone Killer?" Mac360 3/17
  • "Here Comes Another Watch Killer" TeraTalks 3/17
  • "The iPad Pro needs a refresh: Here's what to expect/From processor bumps to a new 10-inch model to a rebranded iPad mini, everything's about to change." Macworld 3/17
  • "Siri, Alexa, and robots could change how we talk: Sentient AI and super-smart robots are a long way off, but forgetting how to talk to other humans? That could happen soon." Macworld 3/17
Non-Apple
  • "YouTube TV vs Sling TV: Which Streaming Service Should You Choose?" iPhone Hacks 7:06 PM
  • "Breaking News: Google Home Users Upset when Google Does Google" The Mac Observer 3/17
  • "Text Messages Could Be Used To Control Smart Appliances Of The Future" Digital Trends 3/17
  • "Sorry, Siri; Artificial Intelligence Bots Are Everywhere And They're Just As Stupid" NoodleMac 3/17
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Someone ported 'Pokemon Yellow' to the Apple Watch" BGR 3:37 PM
  • "Twitter rolling out updated profile design on iOS with new 'Tweets & Replies' tab" 9to5Mac 11:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Loves iPhones: OneDrive App Updated with iMessage Support/New OneDrive version released this morning" Softpedia 9:13 AM
  • "ColorWare's retro-styled iPhone 7 Plus is beautiful and expensive" The Verge 8:44 AM
  • "Coming March 18: Gene Steinberg meets 'CrackBerry Kevin' and author Joe Kissell, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 3/17
  • "Top 5 Waterproof iPhone 7 cases - LifeProof, Catalyst, Dog & Bone, Pelican, Ghostek" Mobile Reviews Eh 3/17
  • "Watch out, Siri, Amazon Alexa is now available on the iPhone" TechRepublic 3/17
  • "Google Motion Stills Live Photo editing app is updated" Mashable 3/17
  • "ABC News now lets you stream up to four live video feeds on Apple TV" 9to5Mac 3/17
  • "Philips expands iOS-connected Hue smart bulbs with chandelier E14 light socket sizes" AppleInsider 3/17
  • "Custom-painted iPhone 7 Plus gives off vintage Mac vibes, costs 2 grand" phoneArena 3/17
  • "Twitter posts about 'screenshot alert' in iOS 11 traced to unsupported vlogger claim" 9to5Mac 3/17
  • "English to Indonesian Translator Dictionary 1.5 for iOS" prMac 3/17
  • "Pretty Regular Expressions for iOS Now Available" prMac 3/17
  • "Stock Ranker - An iOS app to aid investment decisions, is now available" prMac 3/17
  • "Jumping Jack's Skydive introduced for iOS - New Skydiving Game" prMac 3/17
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 to start pushing crucial updates automatically over metered connections again" Neowin 7:05 AM
  • "Updating in Windows 10 Version 1703? You Win Some, You Lose Some" Thurrott 1:07 PM
  • "German police love Windows Phone as Hamburg purchase 900 Lumias" MSPoweruser 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft forces Windows 7, Windows 8 users to upgrade to Windows 10" Business Standard 7:20 AM
  • "Rebranding of AMD Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX 570 Polaris Affects Launching of AMD Flagship Products" Droid Report 7:17 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega With 'Soul' & 'Brain' – Here's Everything We Know So Far" MobiPicker 7:17 AM
  • "Core i5 vs. i7: Which CPU Offers the Best Bang for the Buck" LAPTOP Magazine 7:18 AM
  • "IBM to hire 2,000 US veterans into 'new collar jobs' over the next four years" Neowin 5:46 PM
  • "Should the Surface Phone really run full Windows 10?" Windows Central 3/17
  • "Will we get a new Windows 10 Mobile Insider build today? 'It's not looking that way'" OnMSFT 3/17
  • "Microsoft Is Making Those Annoying Windows Updates a Thing of the Past" The Motley Fool 3/17
  • "Microsoft designed these colorful toys to teach blind kids to code" The Next Web 3/17
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 15060, RTM Now Imminent" Softpedia 3/17
  • "Get ready for the Windows 10 Creators Update" Computerworld 3/17
  • "Microsoft ends updates for Windows 7/8.1 on new processors" Network World 3/17
  • "Microsoft might start blocking Windows 7/8.1 updates for 7th gen CPUs soon" OnMSFT 3/17
  • "Microsoft Bans Windows 7 from Updating on Kaby Lake and Ryzen Processors" Softpedia 3/17
  • "Microsoft to make Windows 10 compulsory for new Kaby Lake and Ryzen CPUs?" TechRadar UK 3/17
  • "Microsoft cuts price of HP's Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile flagship in the UK - but not by much" Neowin 3/17
  • "IBM Watson to bring AI to brain bleed detection" Pharnaphorum 3/17
  • "Intel still beats Ryzen at games, but how much does it matter?" Ars Technica 3/17
  • "Intel deal may fuel Israel's rise as builder of car brains" PhysOrg 3/17
  • "Intel launches first public bug bounty programme" bit-tech 3/17
  • "Intel is offering up to $30,000 for bugs in its hardware" HelpNetSecurity 3/17
  • "Upcoming AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU Images Leaked" SegmentNext 3/17
  • "Why does AMD Ryzen fall short of Intel in games, and will it improve?" Ars Technica UK 3/17
  • "Can AMD's Ryzen chips propel it into the premium league?" Live Mint 3/17
  • "AMD to launch Ryzen 5-series CPUs in April" DigiTimes 3/17
  • "Oracle Corp. (ORCL) Leaped To A New High After Q3 Profit Surpassed Expectations" RTTNews 3/17
  • "OracleVoice: Hurd: Oracle Poised To Overtake Salesforce.com In Cloud Revenue" Forbes 3/17
  • "Oracle: Same Program, Same Station, Different Time" Seeking Alpha 3/17
  • "Despite shift toward enterprise apps, Oracle's still betting big on databases" VentureBeat 3/17
  • "Why Cisco Is Spending $3.7 Billion on AppDynamics" The Motley Fool 3/17
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Buys Apple Stock: Should You? The world's greatest investor placed a big bet on the future of the iPhone maker. Here's why Warren Buffett likes Apple." The Motley Fool 7:59 PM
  • "Apple: Constructive Engagement Pays Off In Asia, Confrontation Probably Won't " Seeking Alpha 7:07 AM
  • "Here's what Trump could do to lift Apple shares to $175: Critical information for the U.S. trading day" MarketWatch 3/17
  • "Apple Stock Smashes Previous All-Time High For Second Month Running" MacRumors 3/17
Industry News
  • "Stock market slides at close but holds on to weekly gains: Financials retreat as 10-year Treasury yield ticks lower" MarketWatch 3/17
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Decline as Health Care Losses Counter Gains: Wall Street ends a jampacked week little changed as a selloff in health care stocks counters broad gains elsewhere." TheStreet 3/17
  • "Investors see red on St. Patrick's Day" USA Today 3/17
  • "Wall Street Flat as Banks Weigh; Adobe Rallies" Reuters 3/17
  • "U.S. Stocks, Government Bonds Notch Weekly Gains: Utilities sector also rising, boosting S&P 500 energy shares" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3/17
  • "Asian markets largely retreat ahead of G-20 meeting: Investors in Asia turned cautious Friday ahead of a meeting of finance chiefs from the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging economies, where U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is widely expected to pressure countries to boost the value of their currencies." MarketWatch 3/17
  • "European stocks dip ahead of potential trade tension at G-20 gathering: European stocks moved slightly lower Friday, but hovered around their highest levels in more than a year, with investors turning attention to the meeting of Group of 20 finance officials in Germany." MarketWatch 3/17

 
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