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Friday Highlights: Who really wins with Apple's cash repatriation? Shareholders.; eleven years running, Fortune crowns Apple the world's most admired company; Dan Moren opines on the axiom that "Apple knows best" as if a benevolent dictator; Europe, South Korea add to lawsuits over iPhone throttling; and the slowdown controversy could provide push needed to pass Right to Repair bills; Apple announces addition of 70 universities and colleges in Europe to Everyone Can Code program; Samsung plans to avoid notch by simply cutting holes in full screen display; KGI's latest report posits larger iPhones in 2018, offsetting weaker iPhone X demand in China—more in our Hardware/Software section; Jason Snell reviews iMac Pro; Ray Wong at Mashable thinks Apple's plan for battery updates is a bad idea.

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  • "Apple's Big Cash Winners: Shareholders/Repatriated overseas money is expected to boost buybacks and dividends, while tax changes help bottom line" [Paid Membership Required] 8:10 AM
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  • "Apple still wants to teach the world to code (with Swift)" Computerworld 8:01 AM
  • "Text bomb, text bomb, you're my text bomb! Naughty HTML freezes Messages, Safari, etc: Apple font code on iOS, macOS knackered by texted link" The Register 8:37 AM
  • "How to install Apple Configurator 2 for macOS" iMore 8:27 AM
  • "A Beginner's Guide to Previewing Files On Your Mac" MacMost 10:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "Office for Mac is adding real-time collaborative editing" The Verge 8:15 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Leading European technical colleges adopt Apple's Everyone Can Code initiative: Apple today announced 70 colleges and universities in Europe have adopted Everyone Can Code, a comprehensive program designed by Apple to help everyone learn to build mobile apps."  Apple 8:06 AM
  • "Leading European Technical Colleges Adopt Apple's Everyone Can Code Initiative" Business Wire 8:06 AM
  • "iPhone slowdown controversy might boost 'Right to Repair' bills" Cult of Mac 8:27 AM
  • "Apple starts search for retail employees to staff its upcoming Washington D.C. Carnegie Library store" AppleInsider 8:21 AM
  • "Apple begins hiring staff for upcoming retail location in Washington, D.C's historic Carnegie Library" 9to5Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Apple relents, accepts net neutrality testing app into iOS App Store" Ars Technica 9:51 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "iPhone X has the notch but this is Samsung's solution for full-screen displays: Why have a notch when you can cut holes in a full-screen smartphone display?" ZDNet 9:37 AM
  • "Ransomware: Why the crooks are ditching bitcoin and where they are going next" ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "How Apple's going to spend it's massive fortune, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 8:25 AM
  • "The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 43: CES 2018 Headlines and Highlights" AnandTech 8:21 AM
  • "AppleInsider Podcast interviews Scott Harkins of Honeywell, talks about Tim Cook's response to iPhone batteries, foreign cash" AppleInsider 8:21 AM
  • "KGI: Larger-Sized iPhones Coming This Year Will Offset Weakening Demand for iPhone X in China"  MacRumors 8:09 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple may stop making the iPhone X midyear — updated" Apple 3.0 8:58 AM
  • "If iPhone X demand is less than expected, analyst expects it to be 'end of life' when replacements ship" AppleInsider 8:13 AM
  • "Fix for 'chaiOS' Malicious Link Issue in Messages Coming Next Week" MacTrast 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Redesigns iOS App Store Web Pages With iOS 11 Look and Feel" MacTrast 8:10 AM
  • "Apple brings its redesigned App Store to the web" Engadget 8:58 AM
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  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:01 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:01 AM
  • "13" MacBook Air Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 8:01 AM

  • "iMac Pro review: Mac Pro power in the shape of an iMac/The fastest Mac available is for users who demand multi-core performance." Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "iMac Pro Has A Thunderbolt 3 Storage Surprise For You" Bare Feats 10:36 AM
  • "ConnectSense Smart Outlet review: A solid smart plug for the HomeKit set" TechHive 8:05 AM
  • "Why Apple's upcoming iPhone battery update is a bad idea"  Mashable 10:31 AM
  • "Comment: With a rumored new iPhone lineup, it's time for new names" 9to5Mac 9:50 AM
  • "What happens to the traffic you send to the App Store? – iA" iA Writer 8:21 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple: The exclusive sales channel for an, er, AI toothbrush" The Register 9:50 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Met Police will purge Windows XP from all systems by May this year" The Inquirer 9:33 AM
  • "London's Metropolitan Police are still using Windows XP PCs" MSPoweruser 9:34 AM
  • "10 best and worst versions of Windows: What's the best Windows OS?" Computerworld UK 9:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Cumulative Update KB4073291 for Windows 10 FCU (Version 1709)" Softpedia 9:32 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft, Google ask Trump to retain Obama-era rule on H-1B visa" Business Standard 9:32 AM
  • "Microsoft patches Meltdown patch for boot-locked AMD PCs" Tech Central 8:54 AM
  • "IBM's Revenue Is Up For The First Time In Five Years" PYMNTS.COM 9:23 AM
  • "IBM posts first revenue boost in six years" IT PRO 9:22 AM
  • "IBM revenues rise for the first time in over five years" .The Drum 9:21 AM
  • "IBM returns to growth after six years" RTÉ 9:20 AM
  • "The Morning Download: IBM Revenue Grows First Time in 23 Quarters, with Boost from Cloud" WSJ Blogs 9:18 AM
  • "Jim Cramer: IBM is a work in progress and an inexpensive story" CNBC 9:18 AM
  • "IBM Slides as 'Tax Headwind' Hits 2018 Outlook After Long-Awaited Sales Win" TheStreet 9:21 AM
  • "IBM Finally Returns To Growth, But It's Not All Good News" Silicon UK 9:19 AM
  • "IBM Joins Microsoft, Amazon Atop Cloud World; Booming Cloud Business Ends Long Revenue Decline" Forbes 9:18 AM
  • "Earnings report: IBM shares fall despite first growth in 23 quarters" USA Today 9:19 AM
  • "IBM shares fall on soft profit outlook" Reuters 9:17 AM
  • "IBM, Salesforce expand AI partnership for deeper customer insights" ZDNet 8:28 AM
  • "HP recalling faulty laptop batteries in Azerbaijan due to fire risk" Trend News Agency 9:04 AM
  • "Intel ships the RealSense D415 and D435 depth cameras" Hexus 9:01 AM
  • "Intel RealSense D400 Depth Camera Series Add 3D Capabilities to Any Device" CDR Info 9:01 AM
  • "Intel's new RealSense cameras bring 'human-like' 3D sight to any device" The Inquirer 9:00 AM
  • "Intel's new RealSense cameras add 3D depth-perception to virtually any device" Pocket-lint 9:00 AM
  • "Intel Notebook Coffee Lake-H Core i9, Core i7, Core i5, Xeon Mobility Lineup Including 4.8 GHz Core i9-8950HK 4.8 GHz CPU Leaked – Upcoming Desktop Parts Get Pricings Revealed" WCCFTech 8:59 AM
  • "Intel confirms more problems with Meltdown and Spectre patches" ITProPortal 8:59 AM
  • "Opinion: These companies are most exposed to Meltdown, Spectre breaches" MarketWatch 8:58 AM
  • "75% of PCs Not Patched Against Meltdown and Spectre, Companies Say" Softpedia 8:58 AM
  • "Intel's Meltdown and Spectre patches cause reboots and hurt performance" IT PRO 8:58 AM
  • "Chip pricing trends could boost AMD, Nvidia and Micron results: analyst" MarketWatch 8:55 AM
  • "Can NVIDIA and AMD Keep Riding the Cryptocurrency Wave?" The Motley Fool 8:55 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2 benchmark leaks showing potential speeds of new processor" TechRadar UK 8:55 AM
  • "AMD, Apple Sued Over CPU Vulnerabilities" SecurityWeek 8:54 AM
  • "AMD Outs January Radeon Adrenalin ReLive Graphics Drivers - Get Version 18.1.1" Softpedia 8:54 AM
  • "Oracle extends police presence with Cloud Suite deployment in West Midlands" Computing 8:51 AM
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Apple News
  • "Why the EU Is Claiming $15.3 Billion in Unpaid Taxes from Apple" Market Realist 8:38 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks fight for gains as government: shutdown fear caps rise on earnings optimism: IBM shares decline" MarketWatch 9:02 AM
  • "Stocks Tiptoe Mostly Higher Amid Worries Over a Government Shutdown: Stocks rise cautiously on Friday, as investors grow increasingly concerned the federal government will be forced into a shutdown at midnight." TheStreet 9:02 AM
  • "Wall Street opens higher as investors shrug off shutdown fears" Reuters 9:02 AM
  • "Stocks Rise as Investors Focus on Economy Rather Than Looming Shutdown: Oil prices fall from near three-year highs on concerns about rising production" [Paid Membership Required] 9:01 AM
  • "Asian markets jump higher as investors brush off possible U.S. shutdown: Nintendo soars, boosting Nikkei; Taiex hits fresh 28-year high" MarketWatch 9:01 AM
  • "European stocks rise as industrial, tech shares help put weekly win in sight" MarketWatch 9:01 AM

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