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Friday Highlights: Negotiations with Sony Music over royalties apparently the problem stalling Apple's launch of iRadio streaming service; Sterling Wong at Minyanville is of the belief that "Apple's next trump card is mobile payments" not an Apple TV, or an iWatch; and Megan Willett at Business Insider calls for Apple to abandon the rumored iWatch for the simple reason that "the classic wristwatch will never die"; Bloomberg reporter called on the carpet for putting words in Pegatron CEO's mouth that Apple's iPad mini sales declining; Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes Apple will face lower profit margins by introducing a cheaper iPhone, but stresses word of 30% decline is overblown; Mark Hibben argues that Apple has huge opportunity in 4K TV akin to the successful iPod in which the combo of hardware/software/services made the iPod a success; Microsoft apparently urging Apple to make a compatible version of iTunes for Windows 8, but Jonny Evans suggests a trade: iTunes 8 for Office on iOS; Macworld has suggestions for when OS X's TextEdit app refuses to save your work; Pixelmator 2.2 is a Photoshop replacement, reviews Dennis Sellers; Mactuts+ shows how to create an AppleScript which lets you "switch between multiple iTunes accounts"; IT.Enquirer reviews Pacifist, an app which lets you drill into and extract file info; do you Automator? Macworld thinks you should know at least 5 workflows; Strategy Analytics releases stats that Apple leads the party in Tablet apps processor revenue, shares lead on the smartphone side with Samsung and Qualcomm; meanwhile, ZDNet says Android "crushing Apple and Microsoft in the mobile device market" to the tune of 59.5% of shipments compared to a paltry 19.3% from Apple; law enforcement has apparently deluged Apple with requests to decrypt iPhones, which Apple will do, but the waiting list is long; so the story goes like this: a 14 year old girl "discovered" Apple's smart covers can interfere with defibrillators, but the problem is, Apple already stated the fact; Macworld puts RAM upgrades to the test to show you "ramifications", meaning should you upgrade, or not?; Bare Feats tests out new GPUs on Mac Pros; Terry White reviews Belkin's Thunderbolt Express Dock; Tim Bajarin breaks down the real threat Samsung poses to Apple.
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