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Thursday Highlights: Dan Farber at CNET analyzes Apple's stellar reputation and what could bring it down, fears "in its quest for perfection, the company could also be leaving a big opening for another company to define the next big epoch of computing"; New York Times report on Apple's expected foray into television noting success "relies on cooperation with industry leaders"; and Edward Mendelson describes the religious experience of Apple and its products; Mark Gurman at 9 to 5 Mac reports that Apple is apparently tapping sensor and fitness experts in effort to further develop the iWatch; will there ever be "one OS to rule them all", and will it come from Apple, Google, or Microsoft?; Macworld UK publishes a number of helps and how-to articles today, one deals with handling crashes on your Mac, another tackles printing from your iDevice to almost any printer, syncing wireless keyboards with your iPad, more down in our Reviews section, where you'll also find a review of the Lytro camera; Macworld reviews NoteSuite for Mac/iPad; PC Magazine walks through building your own software through OS X's Automator; Verizon announces quarterly results, says 3.87 million iPhones sold, totaling 51% of all smartphones activated on the network; challenge issued against IDC's report of poor iPhone sales in India; however, in Russia, lack of profits said to be reason country turns back on iPhone; PRISM backlash sees big tech like Apple, Microsoft, Google demanding transparency; DigiTimes cites sources claiming Apple and LG are in talks for Ultra HD TV panels, likely to be featured in rumored Apple television; and at the Albany Times Union speculation ripe that Apple may be looking at another IBM chip fab plant in NY; and in our Hardware/Software section are the latest Apple patent applications which include more detail on fingerprint sensors, display orientation, among others; HTC's One Mini smartphone flagship reviewed at T3, The Verge, and The Next Web.

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