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Thursday Highlights: Apple is trimming 200 jobs at Beats following acquisition; subliminal message to Pandora, in the restructure, could be "marketshare is good, but profits are better", more on the subject in our Apple/Macintosh section; does word that "tablet sales are 'crashing'" — at least according to Best Buy's CEO — portend doom for the iPad?; here's a thought about no sapphire for iPhone 6, might Apple be saving it for the iPhone 6S?; Lisa Jackson, Apple SVP of Environmental Initiatives, acknowledges company must do more to encourage use of renewable energy in their suppliers, partners; continuing their reviews of Adobe flagship products, Macworld today covers InDesign CC 2014; Shazam is out for Mac, here's a first look at the music recognition app; Tuts+ has a walkthrough to prepare your Mac for Yosemite; tired of Safari notifications when you visit web sites? Kirk McElhearn shows how to turn off the feature; Dan Rayburn reports that Apple's own Content Delivery Network is now live at a cost of $100 million, though relationships with Akamai, Level 3 are still ongoing; Market Realist on why Apple chose to partner with IBM; feature at Wired explores USB security, and why it "is fundamentally broken"; MacRumors reporting Tuesday, 14 October as iPhone 6 launch day, "part of 'incredibly busy' month"; here are 5 tips to better the battery life of your MacBook; IDC stats on computer sales estimates being called out; Samsung now struggling, and Christian Zibreg says it proves "Apple knows exactly what it's doing with its iPhone business"; HotHardware reviews Nvidia's new Shield tablet for gaming.
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"Android, iOS combine for 91.1% of worldwide smartphone OS market in 4Q12, says IDC" DigiTimes 7:55 AM
"GPS fitness watch market to grow 50% in 2013 regardless of Apple rumors, says ABI Research" DigiTimes 7:55 AM
"Apple's new iPad TV ads put apps at the heart of the tablet wars" Computerworld 9:58 AM
"Apple airs new iPad ads, 'Alive' and 'Together'" Digital Trends 7:54 AM
"Apple Highlights iPad's Massive App Catalog With Two New TV Ads [Video] Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
"Who's the guy in the new Apple ad? Meet Mathieu Lehanneur" TED Blog 11:55 AM
"Hundreds of thousands line up for new mail app: More than 800,000 people are waiting to access a new iPhone app that aims to transform their email experience by helping them achieve the elusive 'inbox zero' -- a fully processed and empty inbox." Reuters 2:56 PM
"Apple design bloke Ive finally honoured properly - with Blue Peter badge" The Register 8:00 AM
"At Apple, Everybody's Working For (And On) The Weekend" Business Insider 2:53 PM
"New quick app switching & other concepts show options on the table for iOS 7 [Videos] 9 to 5 Mac 12:58 PM
"As Irrational Exuberance Fades, Apple Skeptics Make A Comeback" BGR 12:57 PM
"How switching to Android helped me deal with my addiction to connectedness/There are many things I like better about my Android phone compared to my old iPhone, but one of the big ones is something that is missing: namely, all those irritating real-time notifications" GigaOM 11:51 AM
"Even Apple Gets Stung by Bureaucracy" Forbes 11:05 AM
"The Post Post-PC Era: Will Apple, Google, Samsung, Amazon Or Microsoft Win?" TechCrunch 10:51 AM
"EU regulators threaten privacy crackdown against Google: Web giant may face 'repressive action' before summer if it does not respond to a dozen recommendations related to how it manages user data." CNET News 4:47 PM
"Asia Markets: China, Japan stocks fall, though others gain/Chinese stocks slipped Tuesday, with casino operators skidding in Hong Kong and property stocks falling on the mainland, while Japanese blue chips also lost ground." MarketWatch 9:09 PM
"Europe Markets: Carlsberg drops in weak Europe trade" MarketWatch 9:33 AM
"European Stocks Fall as Metals Slide; Yen Drops on G-20 Meeting" Bloomberg 10:04 AM
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