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Monday Highlights: Apple releases annual Supplier Responsibility report highlighting 98% compliance with 60-hour max work week, among other statistics; Apple won against possible ban of iPhone 6, 6 Plus in China; Beats 1 world's largest radio station; Financial Times reporting increase in Augmented Reality glasses development from Apple; gambling for a WWDC 2017 ticket? Lottery opens today; he considers it "the best part of iCloud", Glenn Fleishman explains Find my iPhone, Find My Mac; despite family pleas, Apple refuses to unlock deceased son's iPad; laptop ban on planes began with explosive iPad plot; UK gov tells Apple they'll not get away with unbreakable encryption after latest terror attack; iPhone 8 to feature Corning's Gorilla Glass?; A11 chips start volume production in April, Jonny Evans points out 6 bits of info we should know about A11 processor; BeatsX review at Macworld; Josh Centers on Apple Workflow purchase and meaning for automation.

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  • "Raising the bar: Apple's 11th annual Supplier Responsibility progress report released" ["In 2016, Apple audited 705 suppliers and compliance with a 60-hour maximum work week reached 98% an all-time high. Apple also tripled the number of supplier sites in the Energy Efficiency program, resulting in the reduction of over 150,000 metric tons of carbon emissions — the equivalent of taking 31,000 cars off the road for a year."]  Apple 9:27 AM
  • "Apple wins iPhone 6 patent battle in China: A ban that threatened to stop the sale of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones in China has been overturned after a court ruled in favour of Apple in a patent dispute."  BBC 7:18 AM
  • "Apple Gets Favorable Verdict in China Patent Row" Zacks 9:00 AM
  • "Beats 1 is 'the Biggest Radio Station in the World', Says Apple Music"  MacRumors 7:18 AM
  • "Apple says Beats 1 is world's biggest radio station" Cult of Mac 7:19 AM
  • "Apple and Facebook join race to build augmented reality glasses"  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:18 AM
  • "Apple 'stepping up' development of augmented reality glasses, moving towards consumer device - report" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "FT: Apple stepping up efforts in augmented reality eyewear" iDownload Blog 10:55 AM
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  • "How to use Find My iPhone and Find My Mac, the best part of iCloud: Find Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac aren't new, but they're often forgotten when setting up a system—or when a device goes missing." Macworld 7:15 AM
  • "How to change default programs on Mac" Macworld UK 8:15 AM
  • "How to Turn on Do Not Disturb on Your Mac" MacTrast 8:31 AM
  • "Scanning with Image Capture" MacMost 6:41 AM
  • "How to add several songs to a playlist in iTunes on macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7:10 AM
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Press Releases
  • "Hyperbolic Software releases DupeZap 4 - A Modern Duplicate Finder" prMac 9:11 AM
  • "FileWave Ensures Support for Upcoming Apple Updates and Announces Next Major Release" PRNewswire 8:10 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Family upset that Apple won't unlock dead son's iPad"  Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
  • "Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix government with business ideas" ["The innovation office has a particular focus on technology and data, and it is working with such titans as Apple chief executive Tim Cook, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Salesforce chief executive Marc Benioff and Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk."]  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:09 AM
  • "White House announces Office of American Innovation, says it is working with Tim Cook & others" 9to5Mac 9:09 AM
  • "Nokia Seeks International Judicial Assistance to Obtain Documents & Deposition Testimony from Samsung in their Case against Apple" Patently Apple 8:09 AM
  • "Nokia seeking access to Samsung documents to aid its patent lawsuit battle with Apple" 9to5Mac 8:09 AM
  • "Laptop ban on planes came after plot to put explosives in iPad: Failed attacks using shoes and underwear led to new attempts with electronic devices, security source reveals" The Guardian 7:10 AM
  • "iPad bomb plot reportedly one factor in laptop & tablet ban on some US and UK flights" 9to5Mac 7:10 AM
  • "iPad bomb threat led to recent device ban on flights" Engadget 9:02 AM
  • "UK government says Apple 'cannot get away with' unbreakable encryption following terrorist attack" 9to5Mac 7:15 AM
  • "Surprise! Non-profit chaired by Eric Schmidt ranks Google above Apple in privacy, governance & freedom of expression" 9to5Mac 8:32 AM
  • "This corner of Apple Park is ready for occupation (Video)" Apple 3.0 8:07 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Radius kicks off clone Mac era in style" Cult of Mac 8:17 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Ikea is getting into home automation with a new smart hub" The Verge 9:00 AM
  • "Monster Galaxy S8 and S8+ leak includes new photos and specs for both models" BGR 7:11 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Corning: Gorilla Glass - To Be In The iPhone 8 Or Not To Be" Seeking Alpha 8:16 AM
  • "TSMC to begin volume production of A11 chips in April, says paper" DigiTimes 7:15 AM
  • "TSMC to start mass production of Apple A11 chip in April ahead of iPhone 8, 10 nm process" 9to5Mac 7:15 AM
  • "TSMC gearing up for 'A11" chip production, likely for 'iPhone 7s' and 'iPhone 8' -- report" AppleInsider 7:15 AM
  • "T-Mobile adds iPhone AppleCare+ services to Jump, Premium Device Protection add-on plans" AppleInsider 8:09 AM
  • "iPhone-havers think they're safe. But they're not: Growing mobile threats affect iOS" The Register 8:08 AM
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  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:57 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:57 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:57 AM

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  • "BeatsX review: Just as magical as the AirPods, but more comfortable and convenient" Macworld 7:18 AM
  • "Fitbit Alta HR review: The best fitness tracker for most people/Powerful sleep-tracking, 7-day battery life, and a heart rate sensor make Fitbit's latest fitness band practically perfect." Macworld 8:17 AM
  • "Fitbit Alta HR review" CNET 8:31 AM
  • "Vifa Oslo portable Bluetooth speaker review: A Danish delight for the deep-pocketed/Luxurious design, fabulous sound, and a fat price tag characterize this mobile sound system." TechHive 7:20 AM
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  • "How to unlock an iPhone and use any SIM: Some iPhones are locked to a network such as O2, EE or Vodafone. We explain how you can get your iPhone unlocked." PC Advisor 8:15 AM
  • "How to see the full history of songs Siri has identified for you" iDownload Blog 8:07 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "What Apple's Purchase of Workflow Means for Automation"  TidBITS 10:55 AM
  • "6 things you need to know about Apple's A11 iPhone processor"  Computerworld 10:30 AM
  • "Three things I miss after ditching my MacBook" iMore 8:31 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7: which is better?" TechRadar UK 8:12 AM
  • "Guest post: Nokia's aggressive patent suits and recent share buybacks; are they related?" Foss Patents 8:07 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Is it time for Microsoft to rethink Windows 10?" BetaNews 8:15 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "The meaning of uber is changing again!" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 6:40 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Wells Fargo to offer Apple Pay-based ATM transactions later in 2017" AppleInsider 10:47 AM
  • "Pro Video Recording And Editing iOS App Musemage Goes Free For The Week [$4 Value] Redmond Pie 9:11 AM
  • "T-Mobile's Premium Device Protection Now Includes AppleCare Services for iPhone and iPad —at Absolutely Zero Additional Cost" Business Wire 8:10 AM
  • "The 37 best iPhone games" [Slideshow] CNET 8:09 AM
  • "iMobie Airs PhoneClean 5 with Erase Clean to Completely Wipe iPhone Data" prMac 7:20 AM
  • "Retro Gaming Challenge Temple Jump Leaps Onto iOS and Android Devices" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "Alt Cult, Inc. introduces Happy Medium 1.0 for iOS - New Social Network" prMac 7:14 AM
  • "Sun And Moon Apps introduces Hero! 1.0 for iOS - New Age Platformer" prMac 7:11 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft faces lawsuit over alleged data loss caused by Windows 10 upgrades" TechRadar UK 9:11 AM
  • "Windows Phones Helping German Authorities Save €20m Over Three Years" Softpedia 9:11 AM
  • "Review: Dell Inspirion 7000 gaming laptop" Melbourne Age 8:58 AM
  • "Moore's Law's Over: Don't Buy Intel, Qualcomm Or Western Digital" Forbes 8:55 AM
  • "The best AMD Radeon RX 480 deals" PCGamerN 8:50 AM
  • "AMD says that RX Vega is 'just around the corner'" Hexus 8:49 AM
  • "AMD RX Vega's new high-bandwidth caching tech makes 4GB viable for a high-end GPU" PCGamerN 8:48 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen forces price cuts to legacy FX and A10 CPUs" The Inquirer 8:45 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen forces price cuts to legacy FX and A10 CPUs" The Inquirer 8:45 AM
  • "eProseed migrates Al Rajhi Bank's DB systems to Oracle Exadata" real wired 8:41 AM
  • "Hutchison Bids for Global IoT Role With Cisco Deal" Light Reading 8:39 AM
  • "3 Group taps Cisco Jasper for IoT platform" Total Tejecom 8:38 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Jim Cramer -- Can Apple Help Spur a Market Rebound? Positive analyst coverage of Apple could push the stock higher. Cramer wonders whether this will help boost the stock market as well." TheStreet 10:47 AM
  • "JP Morgan raises Apple target to $165, sees sales of 260M iPhones in 2018" AppleInsider 9:02 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock market set to fall as doubts over Trump's agenda build: Strategist says selloff could lead to a 10% drop for equities" MarketWatch 8:24 AM
  • "Stock Futures Plummet as Trumpcare's Failure Raises Doubts About What's Next: Stock futures plummet on Monday morning as Donald Trump's failure to push through health care reform raises doubts over his ability to enact promised change." TheStreet 8:24 AM
  • "Wall St to Open Lower on Trump's Health Care Bill Setback" Reuters 8:23 AM
  • "Dow Poised for Longest Losing Streak Since 2011: Withdrawal of health-care plan has investors fretting about tax overhaul, infrastructure spending" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:23 AM
  • "Nikkei falls sharply as hopes fade for Trump policy boost: Asian markets close lower after GOP health bill is pulled" MarketWatch 8:23 AM
  • "Banks lead European stocks lower as Trump rally falters: Euro rises after doubts over Trump's agenda build" MarketWatch 8:23 AM

 
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