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October 31, 2016, 12:00 AM

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Owen Williams / Charged Tech:
Apple's latest Macbook Pros show the company is turning its back on its core customers  —  Last night's Apple event was bizarre—I had been anticipating this show for a while, mostly looking forward to being able to stop telling people not to buy a Mac, because everything was so outdated.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Apple says developers should avoid using animation and displaying alerts on the Touch Bar, limiting potential uses  —  The Touch Baris serious business .  Apple's interface guidelines warn against all kinds of fun things that developers probably started thinking about when the new MacBook Pros leakedearlier this week.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
MacBook Pro is a hybrid system where modified watchOS on ARM-based T1 securely runs Touch Bar, Apple Pay, Touch ID, and more, while Intel CPU handles macOS  —  When will Apple ship a MacBook with an ARM processor?  This is a question that has been top of mind for observers of the company ever since …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Mozilla announces Project Quantum, an effort to develop a faster browser engine that will power Firefox beginning in 2017  —  Mozilla hopes to speed up its browser so much by the end of 2017 that the today's complex, interactive websites will feel completely different.
Matt Mullenweg:
Matt Mullenweg accuses Wix of copying WordPress and violating GPL for its mobile app, suggests Wix releases entire source code under GPL to comply with license  —  Anyone who knows me knows that I like to try new things — phones, gadgets, apps.  Last week I downloaded the new Wix (closed …
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Many publishers say an AMP pageview generates half the revenue of a pageview on their full mobile website due to reliance on standardized banner ad units  —  Some publishers aren't generating as much ad revenue as they had hoped  —  Google is stepping up its efforts to serve speedy content …
David Pogue / Yahoo! Finance:
GoPro Karma drone review: simple controller, easy to fly, comes with a detachable camera mount, but lacks autonomous features like collision avoidance  —  Over the years, people have attached GoPro (GPRO) cameras to everything.  Thanks to an enormous variety of mounting brackets …

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