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Monday Highlights:Wall Street Journal hears Apple has brought the venerated Bob Mansfield out of retirement to head up "Project Titan", aka., Apple's car project—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; and tomorrow afternoon, Apple will reveal quarterly earnings, largely expected to be another downer due to low iPhone sales, some see it as "'neutral event' for stock price, 'good enough' for investors", while "China could shake Apple's earnings to the core"; on the bright side, Apple may unveil the company has sold about 1 billion iPhones; Mac users who run Win 7 or 8 can still grab Win 10 if you want, but gotta do it soon; Time pits Siri on macOS Sierra against Microsoft Cortana; Thomas Brand discusses the things that make "a Mac a Mac" over at 512 Pixels; a 40,000 square foot facility leased by Apple in Bengaluru, India for iOS app dev center; Yahoo now a Verizon entity, core services bought for $4.8 billion; rumor surfaces iPhone 7 will be released on Friday, September 16th, but may sport the name iPhone 6SE instead—more in our Hardware/Software section; DigiTimes report suggests by 2018, Apple iPhones will sport iris recognition; iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak via Safari, tutorials from Redmond Pie and iClarified; Chuck La Tournous talks about how his Apple Watch saved his life.
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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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