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Tuesday Highlights: The Motley Fool post charts of iPod, iPhone, and iPad eras and their contribution to Apple's rise toward becoming a trillion dollar company; Counterpoint Research data over Q1 2018 show an overall dip in YoY US smartphone sales, exception being Apple which has shown record growth of 16% YoY; Quartz shows how important Apple Watch has become in jobs like "airline attendants, bartenders, waiters, baristas, shop owners"; here's how you can run your old 32-bit macOS apps in the latest OSes; analysts believe the TV experience Google offers with YouTube TV is what "Apple promised us but failed to deliver"; Politico details President Trump's "rogue" iPhone security; creepy story straight from SciFi theater where school in China now using face recogition in-class to identify students not paying attention; Stephen Silver at AppleInsider goes inside Consumer Reports' testing regimen for Apple products; PCWorld take new Razer Core X GPU for a spin, even works with Macs; CNET opinion piece calls for Apple to open a watch face store.
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"Apple's new Danish data center will supply heat to nearby homes, fertilizer to farmers" 9to5Mac 1:39 PM
"Apple's upcoming Danish data center will help warm area homes" AppleInsider 1:39 PM
"The Guardian pulls out of Facebook's Instant Articles and Apple News" Digiday 1:40 PM
"A messaging startup used by White House staff is getting sued for allegedly not being as secure as it promises: The suit says Confide has some holes that make it possible to screenshot 'secure' messages." Recode 6:54 AM
"iMessage add-on service used by White House staff sued for failing to prevent screenshots/photos" 9to5Mac 6:54 AM
"Apple Injury Reports Hint a Augmented Reality Glasses" The Mac Observer 10:16 AM
"Apple's Tim Cook highlights kid-themed iPhone billboard campaign in Turkey" AppleInsider 8:42 AM
"The one thing Steve Jobs and Bill Gates agreed on" Cult of Mac 8:16 AM
"Today in Apple history: Rumors fly that Canon might buy Apple" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
"Amazon to open three new fulfillment centers in New Jersey, creating 2,500 full-time jobs" Neowin 9:01 PM
"Russian man gets longest-ever US hacking sentence, 27 years in prison: Roman Seleznev bankrupted businesses, did $170 million in damage." Ars Technica 8:07 PM
"Canada strengthens net neutrality with zero-rating crackdown" Engadget 8:30 AM
"Snap reportedly buys geofilter patent that could protect it against Facebook" The Verge 7:19 AM
"Bose accused of tracking and sharing users' personal information without their knowledge." ABC News video 7:04 AM
"Investors See Opportunity in Europe as Doubts Grow Over U.S. Growth, Fiscal Policy" FOXBusiness 1:22 PM
"U.S. Stocks Show Gain for Week, Helped by Earnings Reports: Dow edges lower Friday, weighed down by energy sector as oil prices extend losses" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:11 PM
"Led by Nikkei, Asian markets build on overnight gains: Stock markets across Asia were higher early Friday, catching an updraft from overnight gains in the U.S. as investors positioned themselves ahead of the start of the French presidential election." MarketWatch 7:41 AM
"French stocks end lower after Paris attack fuels election uncertainty: French stocks closed lower Friday after a suspected terror attack in Paris just ahead of the country's presidential election vote, helping to leave the regional equity benchmark with a loss for the week." MarketWatch 12:01 PM
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