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Monday Highlights: Shara Tibken at CNET has five important questions for Apple as they head into 2018, including what iPhone lineup looks like, and will Siri find relevance?; Apple confirms purchase of Shazam, details not disclosed, but estimated at $400 million; activist investors pushing for climate and human rights proposals facing Apple blockade via SEC guidance; Macworld reviews Nvidia GeForce beta for Mac which allows impressive streaming gameplay of high-end PC games; Steve Wozniak among Internet pioneers telling FCC they don't understand how internet works, urges cancellation of Dec 14 vote; Apple accused of throttling old iPhones with degraded batteries; Sprint customers complain of Wi-Fi calling breakage following iOS 11.2 install; Jean-Louis Gassée offers his "third impression" of iPhone X.
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"Apple's hand is down and its $1 trillion dream now rests with consumers" TechCrunch 11:48 AM
"Who is Steve Jobs, Apple's Mythical Co-Founder?" [Video Report] Investing 8:34 AM
"Apple is sharing your face with apps. That's a new privacy worry." Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:40 AM
"The iPhone X may turn into a privacy disaster, so Apple changed the Face ID apps policy" phoneArena 9:40 AM
"Why 2018 is going to be a huge inflection point for the mobile world: Well, it's that time of the year again. Time to enjoy the warmth of an OLED display on an iPhone X while a Yule log burns on 4K displays and shimmer with holiday cheer!" iMore 8:40 AM
"Apple Set to Witness a 'Super Long Cycle' Per Piper Jaffray" Zacks 9:13 AM
"iPhone X drives Apple's 'best ever' year for smartphone sales" Computerworld 9:44 AM
"No man's land: The lack of MacBook middle ground/The USB-C MacBook isn't always a good fit... but neither is the MacBook Pro. What's a Mac user to do?" Macworld 8:07 AM
"Every iPhone X is not created equal, new study says: When its signal is weak, iPhone X models with Qualcomm hardware show faster speeds than models with Intel hardware, a new study found." CNET 11:49 AM
"New study confirms that one type of iPhone X is faster than the other" BGR 5:49 PM
"Craig Federighi: Apple Focused on Single-User Face ID, Touch ID Was Never Intended for Multiple Users" MacRumors 11:49 AM
"Apple plans new inexpensive 9.7-inch iPad for 2018, says sources" DigiTimes 8:04 AM
"Apple 'Considering' Cheapest 9.7-inch iPad Ever for 2018" MacTrast 8:07 AM
"Exclusive: Qualcomm's iPhone X Still Outpaces Intel's/With exclusive lab testing from Cellular Insights, PCMag found that the Qualcomm-powered iPhone X has better LTE performance than Intel models, although the gap is narrowing." PC Magazine 8:38 AM
"A Month with the iPhone X: What I Love (and Hate)" Tom's Guide 8:38 AM
"iPhone 8 Plus review: It's big, but it's very good" TrustedReviews 8:37 AM
"U.S. Stocks End Lower but Recover From Sharp Drop on Flynn News: Dow Jones Industrial Average pares losses after shedding more than 300 points earlier in the day" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
"Asian markets reverse course, make mostly gains in topsy-turvy trading day: Nikkei loses early gains; Hong Kong's Tencent falls into correction territory" MarketWatch 8:46 AM
"European stocks close lower, shaken by reports Flynn with testify about Trump: Stocks across Europe finished lower on Friday, after a late-session slump on reports former U.S. national security adviser will testify about President Donald Trump." MarketWatch 12:27 PM
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