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Wednesday Highlights:Tim Cook talks with Fast Company in which "he explains the culture and approach that led to iPhone X, Air Pods, Apple Watch 3, and HomePod"; Bloomberg says Apple in direct negotiations with cobalt miners to acquire the metal, Slate's Aaron Mak explains why this is a fascinating development; Ken Mingis on the positives in Apple's iOS healthcare push; Woz talks net neutrality, Star Trek vs Star Wars; French site Consomac apparently confirms two new iPads coming in March—more in our Hardware/Software section; MacStories reviews popular game Alito's Odyssey; Adam Engst of TidBITS chastises "Apple — constructively!" for poor design choices in iOS Settings app.
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"Apple CEO Tim Cook is so excited about augmented reality that he wants to 'yell out and scream'" Business Insider 7:53 AM
"Here's Tim Cook's idea for bringing back the billions of dollars US tech companies have stashed overseas" CNBC 9:01 PM
"Apple should buy Athenahealth to expand in health care: Citigroup" CNBC 9:01 PM
"Does iOS 11 help fulfill Steve Jobs' Vision of making the iPad the Next Mobile Computer" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:05 AM
"The big unanswered questions from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference: After the dust settled from Apple's WWDC announcements, there are several question about the company's plans for the future." Macworld 6:50 AM
"Can Apple Disrupt Automotive Manufacturing?" Seeking Alpha 8:31 AM
"iPhone 7 & 7 Plus remain top-selling phones in U.S. as Samsung's S8 sales disappoint" 9to5Mac 7:45 AM
"iPhone 7 and 7 Plus still ruling the roost in U.S. sales" Cult of Mac 8:04 AM
"iOS quarterly market share grows in China as Apple's iPhone outpaces local vendors" AppleInsider 9:13 AM
"Price Beats Any Other Smart Assistant Feature, Poll Shows" ["Data shows the new Apple product is not yet holding people's interest: Fifty-five percent of respondents said they are not interested in purchasing a HomePod."] Morning Consult 11:17 AM
"Tim Cook still thinks HomePod's appeal is music more than AI" CNET 11:18 AM
"Tim Cook on working with Donald Trump: 'America's more important than bloody politics'" SiliconBeat 1:26 PM
"Tim Cook Talks HomePod, AR, and How America is 'More Important Than Bloody Politics' in New Interview" MacRumors 8:06 AM
"Tim Cook just wants to jam out with his HomePod out" Mashable 12:45 PM
"How Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Helped Make Comcast What It Is Today" Investopedia 7:25 AM
"Today in Apple history: iPad 2 leak lands insiders in prison" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
"Amazon Still Leads Cloud Rankings, But Competition Is Coming On Strong" Fortune 8:32 PM
"An ex-plumber from Australia invented a $179 earpiece that can translate 8 languages in real-time" Business Insider Australia 4:49 PM
"Tencent Courts Angry Birds Maker Rovio for Possible Purchase" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1:00 PM
"FCC makes net neutrality commenters' e-mail addresses public through API: E-mail addresses aren't required, though names and home addresses are." Ars Technica 12:01 PM
"Can AI really create 800,000+ jobs by 2021? This report says yes" TechRepublic 11:42 AM
"Email marketers are tracking your every move, and you might not even know it" Digital Trends 9:14 AM
"Programmers who use spaces to indent aren't just better. They're richer, too." The Next Web 8:43 AM
"Spotify has guaranteed to pay big music labels billions over the next two years: The streaming service posted revenue of $3.3 billion last year; it has promised big checks in exchange for better rates." Recode 8:04 AM
"Tim Cook's Take on a Siri Smart Home Controller -TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-15" The Mac Observer 12:49 PM
"AppStories, Episode 9 – Competing with iOS System Apps" MacStories 9:14 AM
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