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Tuesday Highlights: Apple's dual-camera tech in iPhone 7 Plus is proof the company "is gearing up for augmented reality" writes Oscar Raymundo; CNBC's Jim Cramer sees opportunity for Apple to grab enormous market share thanks to Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 battery debacle, of which there's a report of a replacement unit catching fire; and curious news from a Korean agency says "iPhones 'emit double the radiation' of Galaxy handsets"; according to Moneywatch, Samsung "is giving Apple a run for its money" in other areas like laptops, Chromebooks and price; eXtensions covers Bluetooth settings in Sierra; Gizmodo lists 13 new things Sierra lets you do that previous versions of OS X did not; Apple maintains overall lead in PC industry customer satisfaction; the term "screenager" describes kids with faces buried in their devices; Google Station initiative aims "to bring affordable, public Wi-Fi to the world"; Apple wins patent for a laser mapping system, among others in our Hardware/Software section; ZDNet reviews iPhone 7, 9to5Mac perfoms cinematic 4K camera test with iPhone 7.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Why the iPhone 7 Plus proves Apple is gearing up for augmented reality: The dual-camera technology can be used for a lot more than creating a cool bokeh effect."  Macworld 7:08 AM
  • "iTunes may be bad—but years and years of it are what's making Apple Music so good" Quartz 10:32 AM
  • "Cramer: Apple's opportunity for enormous market share right now"  CNBC 8:23 AM
  • "Your Apple Watch Will Soon Play An Even Bigger Part In Maintaining Your Well-Being" Digital Trends 1:32 PM
  • "iPhones 'emit double the radiation' of Galaxy handsets: Korean agency/Apple's iPhones have double the electromagnetic waves absorption rate of Samsung's Galaxy series, according to data from South Korea's National Radio Research Agency presented during a committee hearing."  ZDNet 7:59 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Seeds Second macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Beta to Developers" MacRumors 12:12 PM
  • "Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Beta 2 Build 16B2333a" Redmond Pie 12:15 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Set Up Universal Clipboard for Your Mac and iOS Devices" The Mac Observer 11:02 AM
  • "System Preferences in macOS, Sierra: Bluetooth" eXtensions 8:56 AM
  • "13 Things You Can Do with MacOS Sierra You Couldn't Before" Gizmodo 9:55 AM
  • "Add a Recently Closed Apps and Documents Stack to Your Mac's Dock" Lifehacker 2:01 PM
  • "Make the Mac's Share Menu More Useful" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:31 AM
  • "View Lyrics With Apple Music" MacMost 8:26 AM
  • "Track Weather Better, Mac, iPad, iPhone, TV" Mac 360 8:07 AM
Op/Ed
  • "iCloud Photo Library vs. iCloud's 5 GB Free Storage Tier" Daring Fireball 12:59 PM
  • "Rich Trouton on iCloud Desktop and Documents in MacOS Sierra" Daring Fireball 12:58 PM
Press Releases
  • "New Webfonts Added to 1000 OpenType Fonts" MacAppware 8:24 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "This tech giant is giving Apple a run for its money: When it comes to computers, consumers have consistently ranked Apple at the top of the list. But now another computer maker is rising in consumers' estimation -- and giving Apple a run for its money -- according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The runner-up is Samsung, the Korean manufacturer that among many other things produces laptops, Chromebooks and monitors. In many cases, the Samsung products are considerably less expensive than Apple's."  Moneywatch 8:22 AM
  • "ACSI: Customer Satisfaction With PCs Rebounds as Tablets Improve" ["Apple remains the overall leader in the PC industry, unchanged at 84, but Samsung leaps 6 percent to 83 in its second year of ACSI tracking. Amazon, which manufactures only tablets, gets a 3 percent boost to 80, while Acer, ASUS and Dell tie for the next spot at 78."] PRNewswire 9:02 AM
  • "iPhones Dominate Smartphone Market Share for Internet Usage" WebpageFX 2:02 PM
  • "Apple still leads in smartwatch sales, but sector growth slow, says Kantar Worldpanel" DigiTimes 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Music's Partnership With Drake Continues to Flourish" AppAdvice 11:10 AM
  • "Cupertino Finally Opens up About Apple Music's Biggest New Feature" AppAdvice 10:42 AM
  • "Mary J. Blige will interview Hillary Clinton in potentially awkward Apple Music show" The Verge 8:23 AM
  • "Hillary Clinton Alienates the Spotify Vote: Hillary Clinton appears to be Apple Music's new spokesperson." Gizmodo 7:11 AM
  • "Can Anything distract these 6-year-old girls from their iPads?" Today 10:32 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs and Jef Raskin clash over the Mac" Cult of Mac 8:27 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo" Associated Press 10:05 AM
  • "New Galaxy Note 7 fire raises worries Samsung didn't fix battery problems" AppleInsider 9:55 AM
  • "Google announces Google Station to offer fast Wi-Fi services everywhere" Mashable 8:07 AM
  • "Google wants to bring affordable, public Wi-Fi to the world: The company is seeking out partners happy to spread the Google Station initiative to more countries." ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "This Was the Most Tweeted Presidential Debate Ever" Time 7:10 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-09-27: HealthKit for Diagnosis, Roku vs Apple TV" The Mac Observer 1:17 PM
  • "'Firmware Fantastic' - Digital Photography Podcast 551" The Digital Story 10:33 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 154: These guys have no idea" iDownload Blog 8:04 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple is reportedly working on a sleep tracker for the Apple Watch" The Verge 8:23 AM
  • "Here's a video of in-screen fingerprint reader technology that Apple could use for iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 8:23 AM
  • "Jet Black iPhone Difficult to Manufacture; Scratches Easily" AppleBlend 9:56 AM
  • "Nvidia graphics may return to Apple Macs, hints new job listings: Two new Nvidia jobs wanted candidates to help shape Apple's 'next generation' devices." Ars Technica UK 10:33 AM
  • "Xiaomi beats Apple to embedded ultrasonic fingerprint scanner" Cult of Mac 10:10 AM
  • "The 'Apple of China' just released phones with technology rumored to be in the next iPhone" Tech Insider 11:46 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple patents laser mapping system, hybrid mechanical-capacitive keyboard, invisible I/O connectors" AppleInsider 7:07 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent Covering iOS Devices with Built-In Laser Mapping Capabilities" Patently Apple 7:14 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for Controlling a Future TV or iMac Display using Gaze and Pointing Gestures" Patently Apple 7:14 AM
  • "The tech in two iPhone-related patents could be utilized in an Apple Car" Apple World Today 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Granted 48 Patents Today Covering Optical Connectors, Cellular Connectivity for Apple Watch & more" Patently Apple 8:03 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple: Your iPhone 7 may be water-resistant, but try not to get it wet" ZDNet 8:23 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:06 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:06 AM

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Reviews
  • "Apple Watch Series 2 review: It's time to jump in" Computerworld 11:29 AM
  • "Apple Watch Series 2 review: The best small smartwatch in the world" iMore 1:39 PM
  • "iPhone 7 review: An incredibly fast and powerful iPhone with an improved low-light camera Review" ZDNet 10:31 AM
  • "Epic iPhone 7 cinematic 4K camera test [Video] 9to5Mac 10:31 AM
  • "Inside the iPhone 7: Apple's Taptic Engine, explained" AppleInsider 9:58 AM
  • "iPhone 7's secret weapon: The new Taptic Engine" iMore 11:31 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Plus vs. DSLR: Is Apple's new portrait mode as impressive as it seems?" BGR 10:35 AM
  • "Hands-on: How the new Lightning EarPods compare to the old 3.5mm EarPods [Video] 9to5Mac 12:12 PM
  • "These former Apple engineers are building a whole bunch of cool car tech — here's their first product" Tech Insider 8:00 AM
  • "SanDisk Extreme 510 Portable SSD Review: Rugged, External Storage" HotHardware 12:30 PM
  • "Review: Kobo Aura One ebook reader" Six Colors 1:39 PM
  • "Testing the Editors Keys Illuminated Final Cut Pro X Keyboard" fcp.co 10:43 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Messages on iOS 10: Better features, worse usability" Six Colors 7:07 AM
  • "Typeeto lets you use your MacBook as a Bluetooth keyboard for your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV" iDownload Blog 8:04 AM
  • "'Steins;Gate' Review - Desperately Seeking a Good Time" Touch Arcade 9:55 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Apple Watch and water resistance: a quick guide to proper use and care" iDownload Blog 2:01 PM
  • "How To Sign In And Sign Out Of Game Center In iOS 10" AddictiveTips 2:01 PM
  • "How to increase contrast and reduce motion on iPhone and iPad" iMore 11:10 AM
  • "How to Find Your iPhone Even When It's on Silent" Brit Media 10:31 AM
  • "What is 'Security Recommendation' on iPhone Wi-Fi networks?" Apple Must 8:05 AM
  • "Print an email to PDF in iOS 10 in just two confusing steps" Macworld 8:03 AM
  • "How to use Messages in iOS 10, from special effects to iMessage apps" Macworld 7:14 AM
Tips
  • "iOS 10 Tip: 'Deleting' those Apple apps you never wanted" Apple World Today 12:28 PM
  • "How to avoid toll roads when getting directions from the Maps app" iDownload Blog 8:04 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "On AirPods: You're seeing it wrong..." Apple Must 1:17 PM
  • "An Apple-Nvidia Partnership Has A Bright Future" Seeking Alpha 11:10 AM
  • "For complaining's sake: Apple's case cash cow" Macworld 9:55 AM
  • "Dear Apple, Please Stop All The Hype" PixoBebo 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Car, Meet Apple The Health Company" Mac360 8:26 AM
  • "Is anyone really drilling earphone jacks into their iPhone?" BBC 8:23 AM
  • "Amazon's AI War Against Apple" Mac360 8:06 AM
  • "Apple And Getting Your Daily Fix Of News" McSolo 8:06 AM
  • "iOS 11 wish-list: Dark mode for iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:03 AM
  • "Apple should consider buying a 'smart glass' company such as Corning" Apple World Today 7:12 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Facebook's Suspensions Of Political Speech Are Now A Pattern" BuzzFeed 1:32 PM
  • "'FIFA 17" Review: A Beautiful Journey, But Is It The Perfect Pitch?" Forbes 8:24 AM
  • "5 Things To Know Before You Switch To Google's Project Fi" Forbes 8:23 AM
  • "Social Apps Timeline and Snap's Spectacles" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:10 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: Adventures in Upgrading" iMore 8:27 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Aetna to Provide Apple Watch to 50,000 Employees, Subsidize Cost for Customers" MacRumors 1:33 PM
  • "Health insurer Aetna to offer customer & employee discounts on Apple Watch" AppleInsider 12:57 PM
  • "DJI's tiny Mavic Pro drone will land at Apple Stores" Cult of Mac 12:28 PM
  • "Honeywell intros Lyric T5 thermostat ready for Apple's HomeKit" AppleInsider 11:46 AM
  • "Our 5 Favorite iMessage Sticker Packs" 148Apps 8:27 AM
  • "Upcoming YouTube Go app minimizes data usage with previews, quality controls, phone-to-phone transfer" 9to5Mac 7:07 AM
  • "MLB At Bat app adds video highlights in Notification Center, club stickers, more" 9to5Mac 7:07 AM
  • "Create your own voxel stickers with DIY Blocky Stickers for iMessage" prMac 7:07 AM
  • "Intellipath Games releases DetecThink for iOS - Fun Detective Games" prMac 7:07 AM
  • "Haiti Radio Live (Online Radio) 2.0 for iOS - Release Info" prMac 7:07 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft claims Windows 10 now active on 400 million devices" ExtremeTech 9:22 AM
  • "Windows 10 Will Run Edge in a VM to Protect You Against Browser Flaws" Social Barrel 7:14 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals the Windows 10 Mobile features that are coming in Redstone 2" Neowin 10:48 AM
  • "Windows Server 2016 set for mid-October release" The Inquirer 6:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces a Stunning Array of Office 365 Updates for September" Thurrott 10:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure networking is speeding up, thanks to custom hardware: FPGAs give customers the ability to get speed boosts in networking and soon in AI and deep learning" IDG News Service 11:11 AM
  • "Microsoft's Azure-based Project Springfield uses AI to squash 'million dollar' bugs" The Inquirer 6:58 AM
  • "Microsoft, Workday announce productivity partnership" Seeking Alpha 10:18 AM
  • "Microsoft and Disney said to be considering bids to acquire Twitter" Neowin 9:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Recruited Adobe To Defect From AWS To Azure" Seeking Alpha 6:24 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update and new firmware roll out to HP Elite x3" Neowin 8:17 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update and new firmware roll out to HP Elite x3" Neowin 9:22 AM
  • "The EFF calls on HP to remove DRM from its printers" TechCrunch 10:06 AM
  • "Meg Whitman and HP Five Years Later: Mission Accomplished?" Fortune 8:17 AM
  • "The EFF calls on HP to remove DRM from its printers" TechCrunch 9:12 AM
  • "Will HP's Efforts to Revamp Printer Business Yield Results?" Zacks 8:12 AM
  • "Long Term Growth Review Of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE)" Newburgh Press 9:11 AM
  • "What Does The New Dell EMC Mean For The Enterprise Storage Market?" Forbes 9:10 AM
  • "IBM promises a one-stop analytics shop with AI-powered big data platform: It can ingest data faster than any other data platform, IBM said" IDG News Service 6:56 AM
  • "AMD Zen News: Next Gen Processors Performing Better Than Expected?" Breathe Cast 9:12 AM
  • "Lenovo Cutting More Jobs from Motorola Mobile Unit" eWeek 10:47 AM
  • "Salesforce Releases Commerce Cloud for Unified Consumer Marketing" eWeek 9:01 AM
  • "ARM adds CMN-600 interconnect and DMC-620 memory controllers" SemiAccurate 10:48 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Will Announce Fiscal Q4 2016 Financial Results on October 27" MacTrast 7:11 AM
  • "Apple Short Interest Jumps 13 Million Shares, Largest Rise on Nasdaq" 24/7 Wall St. 8:04 AM
  • "These Two Telecom Giants Should Benefit Most from Apple's iPhone 7" Market Realist 8:04 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks unruffled by debate; oil down as OPEC meets; Deutsche slides again" CNNMoney 8:33 AM
  • "5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens Tuesday: U.S. stock futures rise Tuesday but European shares move lower following the first presidential debate Monday evening in which Hillary Clinton was perceived to have topped Donald Trump." TheStreet 8:34 AM
  • "Home Prices Continued Brisk Growth in July" FOXBusiness 8:34 AM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stock Futures Turn Lower As Deutsche Bank Worries Persist" Nasdaq 8:35 AM
  • "Stocks, politics and debates: It's about the economy" USA Today 8:36 AM
  • "Markets Bet on Hillary Clinton After First Presidential Debate: Investors appear to be betting that the debate shifted support toward Hillary Clinton" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:36 AM
  • "Asian shares close higher in wake of U.S. presidential debate" MarketWatch 8:37 AM
  • "European stocks slide as U.S. debate cheer fades" MarketWatch 8:37 AM

 
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