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Wednesday Highlights: Apple announces new campus to be called Apple Park, theater will named for Steve Jobs, site open for employees in April—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Jared Newman thinks there's still hope for Apple TV to be "a complete cord-cutting solution" in which Apple offers channel bundle solutions; Tim Bajarin ponders whether or not Apple has "delivered Steve Jobs' vision of disrupting TV"; Macworld tutorial on ripping your DVDs with Handbrake; Joanna Stern at WSJ explains reasons our digital assistants are "overwhelmingly female instead of male"; secret no more, Apple's Siri lab across the pond in Cambridge; almost 80% of active iOS devices said to be running iOS 10; Samsung refutes reports, not actually launching refurb'd Galaxy Note 7 devices; ZDNet's Jason Perlow says "iOS's integration with 3rd-party cloud services stinks".
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"Apple Park opens to employees in April: Theater to Be Named for Steve Jobs" ["Envisioned by Steve Jobs as a center for creativity and collaboration, Apple Park is transforming miles of asphalt sprawl into a haven of green space in the heart of the Santa Clara Valley. The campus' ring-shaped, 2.8 million-square-foot main building is clad entirely in the world's largest panels of curved glass."] Apple 7:19 AM
"Alexa, Siri, Cortana: The Problem With All-Female Digital Assistants/Men and women may prefer female voices for their digital assistants, but it's about time we had more male options" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:56 AM
"Apple's 'secret' Cambridge Siri lab is no longer quite so secret" Cambridge News UK 7:26 AM
"Apple finally admits it has an office in Cambridge, England, reportedly home to Siri researchers" 9to5Mac 7:26 AM
"Apple's Presence in Cambridge Office Confirmed, Reportedly Centering on Siri Research" MacRumors 9:32 AM
"LuMee Duo review: Let there be light, and with this iPhone case, there was light/LuMee Duo makes any photo or video look better, but the tradeoff is a bulky case that's hard to remove." Macworld 7:50 AM
"Hands-on with Omnicharge Pro, one smart battery for all your devices: It's got a built-in Qi pad, fast charging ports, and even comes with a MagSafe cable to charge your MacBook. If it ships to stores, you're gonna love it." Macworld 7:50 AM
"There Is No Right to Repair: Do you have the right to fix products you purchased and own? Yes and no." PC Magazine 7:34 AM
"The Cloud? Apple's iOS can't handle the Cloud: iOS's integration with 3rd-party cloud services stinks. What does Apple need to do to make iOS a best-in-class cloud citizen? Or is Android too far ahead?" ZDNet 7:25 AM
"A Connected House ain't No Smart Home" Tech.pinions 6:52 AM
"Using an iPhone in the Google Universe" Low End Mac 6:50 AM
"IT security breaches: Why users shouldn't take all the blame anymore" ZDNet 10:16 AM
"Mossberg: TV is changing, but not fast enough" Recode 8:20 AM
"Apple hits yet another all-time stock price high" Cult of Mac 6:53 AM
"As Apple's stock keeps setting records, analysts predict it will rise even higher" VentureBeat 7:53 AM
"Where Apple Ranks In Warren Buffett's Portfolio" Forbes 7:42 AM
"Dow heads for longest record streak in 30 years as Fed minutes loom: Toll Brothers, Garmin among stocks to watch" MarketWatch 1:42 PM
"S&P 500 Trades Lower as Fed Signals Move on Rates 'Fairly Soon': The S&P 500 holds lower on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled comfort in moving to higher interest rate levels 'fairly soon.'" TheStreet 1:42 PM
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