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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's iPhone X might've just ruined a bunch of upcoming Android flagships" BGR 9:26 AM
"Apple's head of design says some people 'misuse' iPhones — and it reveals a growing problem for Apple" Business Insider 2:25 PM
"Jony Ive says Apple iPhone X took five years to develop" Boston Herald 10:37 AM
"Apple Reportedly Joining Parisian Startup Incubator 'Station F' to Assist App Developers" MacRumors 12:49 PM
"CEO Tim Cook and French president talk education, taxes, and Apple's plans to join Station F" VentureBeat 12:49 PM
"Apple Kills Deal For TWC Elvis Series In Wake Of Harvey Weinstein Scandal" Deadline Hollywood 8:14 PM
"How the Next Apple Inc. iPhone Will Help Fill Intel Corp.'s Factories" The Motley Fool 9:26 AM
"EFF Slams Apple Calling iOS 11 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Controls a Security Risk" The Mac Observer 8:57 AM
"Doctors as app makers? Sure, no coding required: Tools like Doctella are giving medical professionals a cheap and easy way to communicate with patients outside the office." CNET 7:57 AM
"Apple's 'Free App of the Week' is gone in iOS 11" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
"Today in Apple history: The Beatles beat Apple in court" Cult of Mac 8:13 AM
"U.S. governors, hackers, academics team up to secure elections" Reuters 8:49 PM
"Google Pixel Buds Strike Fear In The Hearts Of Professional Language Translators" HotHardware 4:03 PM
"Pixel 2 camera samples back up that record DxO score" The Next Web 3:40 PM
"Google shared a bunch of photos and videos taken on the Pixel 2 and they look incredible" BGR 2:24 PM
"Google Releases a Multitude of Devices to Counter Amazon, Apple, and... GoPro?" The Motley Fool 8:07 AM
"Digital detoxing is a thing. Really: Stressed? Can't sleep? It might be time for some R&R off the grid." CNET 7:57 AM
"Calendar Sharing, iOS 11 Tips, and AirPods – Mac Geek Gab 678" The Mac Observer 8:15 PM
"TMO Background Mode Encore Interview with Science Journalist Maryn McKenna" The Mac Observer 4:58 PM
"#162: The Spider Is a Metaphor/Jason's iMac gets a unwelcome visitor and he ponders an upgrade--but is the iMac Pro overkill, or a wise investment? Also, an influx of new emoji are coming to iOS and macOS in the near future, which is more important than you'd think." Relay FM: Upgrade 2:24 PM
"iTunes App Store Fix, EFF Slams iOS 11"s Control Center -TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-09" The Mac Observer 1:26 PM
"The iPhone 8's best feature is one that most people will never get to use" ["That feature is fast charging. Seems like a simple feature, but it's revolutionised the way that I use my iPhone."] ZDNet 8:05 AM
"I fell into a rabbit hole called Youtube, and that changed my thinking on blogs and podcasts." Chuq Von Rospatch 9:58 AM
"Stocks close lower in thinly traded session; GE has biggest drop since June 2016: SPY sees lowest full-day trading volume since 2004" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
"Stocks Aren't Doing Much on Columbus Day, Wall Street Lower: Stocks are leashed close to the flatline on Monday, Oct. 9, with investors having little reason to extend a record run that stretched through most of last week." TheStreet 4:04 PM
"Wall Street recedes from highs as quarterly reports loom" Reuters 4:04 PM
"U.S. Stocks Slip in Quiet Session: Energy shares in the S&P 500 rise, among the best performers in the broad index" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
"Chinese stocks rise after weeklong holiday: Hong Kong pulls back after last week's gains; Nikkei closed" MarketWatch 8:58 AM
"Spanish stocks stage a comeback, helping lift Europe higher: European stocks nudged higher Monday, finding support from advances in Spanish stocks and strength in German economic data." MarketWatch 11:48 AM
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