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Jony Ive's promotion: first step toward his retirement, or bigger things in store at Apple?

First step toward retirement, sadly.
I'm betting bigger things in store!
Much ado...guy getting well deserved break, nothing more.

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Jony Ive's promotion: first step toward his retirement, or bigger things in store at Apple? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Tuesday Highlights: Curiously announced over a holiday weekend, Apple promotes Jony Ive to CDO (Chief Design Officer) also promoting design duo of Richard Howarth, Alan Dye—reports aplenty between our Apple/Macintosh, General Interest, and Op/Ed sections; iTunes not recognizing your iDevice? iMore has some tips to fix; Edward Snowden a hero to Steve Wozniak for giving "up his own help the rest of us"; DigiTimes reporting next gen iPhones will use smaller LED backlighting chips, possible new supplier; Apple Watch may currently have the hardware for measuring blood-oxygen saturation; Apple invents fusion keyboard with multitouch keys; Roman Loyala at Macworld reckons Apple's new 13" Retina MacBook Pro is strong with the Force; Spotify is still the service to beat says Caitlin McGarry; slow iDevice? Here are five tips to speed it up; Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac scores another exclusive on iOS 9 including references to iPhone 6s and Force Touch, enhanced iMessage, Keyboard, Apple Pay.

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  • "Jony Ive's promotion: We learn this morning that the man behind the design ideas that made Apple the world's richest company has got a new job. Sir Jonathan - or Jony - Ive has been promoted to Chief Design Officer. Now this will be of huge interest to those Kremlinologists who follow every move at Apple's Cupertino headquarters - but should anyone else care?"  BBC 8:34 AM
  • "Video: Jony Ive: Apple's design guru – in 60 seconds/From Chingford to Cupertino, here's everything you need to know about Apple's new Chief Design Officer, Sir Jonathan Ive" Telegraph 8:47 AM
  • "Apple's Jony Ive Gets a Promotion: News of the job promotion broke in a Telegraph article penned by comedian Stephen Fry." PC Magazine 9:17 AM
  • "Jony Ive becomes Apple's first 'chief design officer'" ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Promotes Jony Ive To 'Chief Design Officer' Position" Digital Trends 8:47 AM
  • "Apple design guru Jony Ive gets promoted to chief of design" Memeburn 8:51 AM
  • "Apple promotes tech guru Jonathan Ive as head of design" Associated Press 8:30 AM
  • "Apple Promotes Jony Ive to Chief Design Officer, Creates VPs for Hardware and UI Design" The Mac Observer 8:24 AM
  • "Can Apple Watch Sales Reach 40 Million?" 24/7 Wall St. 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Car -- What Does Goldman Sachs Think About a Car From the Biggest Company In the World?" TheStreet 10:43 AM
  • "What to do when iTunes won't recognize your iPhone or iPad" iMore 8:45 AM
  • "TripMode review: Tethered Mac? Your wallet will love this data monitoring app" Macworld 8:55 AM
  • "Hands On: Disk Cartography 1.1 (OS X)" MacNN 8:49 AM
  • "How To Hide Files On Your Mac" Mac 360 8:22 AM
  • "It's Time For A New Browser. Why Not This One?" TeraTalks 8:21 AM
  • "Use A Mac To Think With Your Hands" Mac 360 8:21 AM
  • "Censor And Redact Images On A Mac" Mac 360 8:20 AM
  • "Should OS X 10.11 be Apple's last Mac operating system?" iMore 8:45 AM
Press Releases
  • "LaunchBar Adds Action Builder" Macdrifter 10:43 AM
  • "24U Releases 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0 for FileMaker 14" prMac 10:00 AM
  • "Cocktail 8.4 (Yosemite Edition) has been released" Maintain 9:18 AM
  • "MacPaw releases DevMate to help you build and distribute your Mac app" iMore 9:17 AM
  • "Stellar Phoenix Mac data recovery V7.0...Mac data recovery software is rolling out on 29th May 2015." Stellar Data Recovery 8:25 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The 'feared' Brit and the 'amiable' American¬†— meet Apple's 2 newly promoted design chiefs" Business Insider 8:37 AM
  • "Richard Howarth: Apple's second most powerful British designer is a mystery" The Next Web 9:17 AM
  • "Local Content Deals to Delay Apple's Streaming TV Plans" The Mac Observer 8:51 AM
  • "Apple Stores May Not Be Able to Sell iPhones on a Two Year Contract Due to AT&T Policy" Modmyi 8:48 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak: Edward Snowden is 'a Hero to Me'/Apple co-founder says the NSA whistleblower 'gave up his own life . . . to help the rest of us'" Time 9:17 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 083: Slap that bass/Episode 83: A discussion of upcoming Apple hardware, Jeff tries out a new Android phone, new details on iOS 9, and Cody finally gets his Apple Watch." iDownload Blog 8:50 AM
  • "iOS 9 supports 'iPhone 6S' Force Touch, may enhance iMessage, Keyboard & Apple Pay"  9to5Mac 10:00 AM
  • "Force Touch And Haptics Said To Be Coming To iOS 9 And iPhone 6S" TechCrunch 10:13 AM
  • "New iPhones reportedly to use smaller LED backlighting chips" DigiTimes 8:42 AM
  • "iPhone 6s may use smaller LED backlighting chips for thinner design" Cult of Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Apple plans to add a new supplier for LCD driver ICs, say sources" DigiTimes 8:42 AM
  • "Apple Watch reportedly has onboard hardware for measuring blood oxygen saturation" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
  • "Could current Apple Watches also measure blood oxygen saturation?" AppAdvice 8:49 AM
  • "Everything you need to know about Microsoft's Cortana on iPhone and Android" BetaNews 9:47 AM
  • "Microsoft to expand Cortana voice assistant to iOS and Android" CNET 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms Cortana is coming to iPhones, Android" ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "Siri will have competition this year as Microsoft confirms Cortana coming to iOS (and Android)" 9to5Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Cortana Is Heading To Android In June, iPhones 'Later This Year'" Forbes 9:47 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple's multitouch 'fusion keyboard' invention with multitouch keys could replace touchpads" AppleInsider 8:35 AM
  • "Apple is granted a Patent for a Dual-Purpose Fusion Keyboard" Patently Apple 8:49 AM
  • "Apple Patents Hybrid Keyboard With Touch-Sensitive Mechanical Keys" MacRumors 9:17 AM
  • "Apple Granted 44 Patents Today Covering Vehicle Location, Lateral Force Tracking, iPhone 5C Design Wins & More" Patently Apple 8:54 AM
  • "Apple patent involves lateral force in a tracking input device for Macs, Apple TVs" Apple Daily Report 9:31 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 10:39 AM
  • "Emoji Keyboard Camera For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" App Sliced 10:39 AM
  • "Eden -World Builder For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" App Sliced 10:39 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:24 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:24 AM

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  • "13-inch Retina MacBook Pro review: The force is with Apple's workhorse laptop" Macworld 8:35 AM
  • "Zagg Pocket Keyboard for iPhone, Android review" TechnologyTell 8:55 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on with the new Spotify: Still the streaming service to beat" Macworld 9:47 AM
  • "The Best Apple Watch Apps – 20 Must Haves" Best App Site 8:26 AM
  • "How to add custom message responses to your Apple Watch" iMore 9:47 AM
  • "How to add, reorder, and remove Glances on Apple Watch" Macworld UK 8:36 AM
  • "Having problems with a sluggish iPhone or iPad? Don't be afraid to reset!" iMore 10:43 AM
  • "Five tips for speeding up your iPhone or iPad" MacIssues 9:46 AM
  • "Apple Watch: Skip the battery complication" CIO 10:12 AM
  • "Leading indicators: Ads must mean a product is tanking" Macworld 9:47 AM
  • "The iPhone 7 is already leading to intense competition in the industry" BGR 8:58 AM
  • "6 lessons Apple Watch could learn from rival fitness trackers" Cult of Mac 8:50 AM
  • "iOS 9: Nine things to expect from Apple's next mobile software" V3 8:48 AM
  • "What Happens To Your Mac, iPhone, iPad When You Get 5 Times More Bandwidth" McSolo 8:22 AM
  • "Apple And Personal Security: What Apple Does And What Apple Could Do" PixoBebo 8:22 AM
  • "A Word Keeps Apple On Top Of Android" Mac 360 8:21 AM
  • "The Apple Beat: Refocusing Jony Ive's role and how it impacts Apple" Canadian Reviewer 8:51 AM
  • "The future of Jony Ive and Apple" iMore 8:45 AM
  • "Opinion: Should AAPL stockholders be worried about Jony Ive's more backseat role?"  9to5Mac 8:36 AM
  • "How Sir Jony Ive might use iOS 8 to remember his passport"  Computerworld 8:26 AM
  • "Jony Ive, chief Apple scribbler, promoted - into job he already has" The Register 8:30 AM
  • "Jony Ive Promoted, Will Travel More" Tapscape 8:21 AM
  • "Freedom and the FreePBX Cloud: Is an Apple-like Ecosystem GPL-Compliant?" Nerd Vittles 8:55 AM
  • "Why SSDs don't perform" ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "AIA: Looking at the VR (virtual reality) craze in Atlanta" Architosh 8:24 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "WaterField Gear Pouch Refreshed With Updated Look and New Features" MacPrices 10:02 AM
  • "Korg brings its classic M1 synthesizer to the iPad" Engadget 9:59 AM
  • "Bundle's New App Automatically Organizes Photos For You" TechCrunch 9:21 AM
  • "Scripps National Spelling Bee Launches Buzzworthy Mobile App" PRNewswire 8:57 AM
  • "Goodbye to Old Wallets and Game-on for Apple Pay, Google Wallet, Alipay, Wocket and Other Payment Technologies Designed to Replace all the Cards in Your Wallet" PRNewswire 8:57 AM
  • "Fresco Logic Charges Ahead with USB Type-C Applications and Power Delivery" Business Wire 8:57 AM
  • "DearMob Renews 5KPlayer for Streaming 4K 8K Videos to 5K Retina iMac PC and Apple TV" Business Wire 8:57 AM
  • "YouTube's iOS player does not allow fullscreen on iPads anymore" iDownload Blog 8:50 AM
  • "Infinit's cross-platform file sharing app arrives on iPad" The Next Web 8:46 AM
  • "Periscope finally arrives on Android, 2 months after iOS launch" Mashable 8:42 AM
  • "Mozilla: Firefox for iOS is in 'active development'" The Inquirer 8:35 AM
  • "Infinit improves its iPad user interface, partners with HTC to speed up file sharing" IDG News Service 8:33 AM
  • "Brain Drain - Mind Game 1.0 Offers 10 Challenging Brain Workout Games" prMac 8:51 AM
  • "Kaleido Ringtone 1.0 Generates A Yotta (10x24) Of Unique Ringtones" prMac 8:51 AM
  • "Find My Stuff: iOS App Lets Users Find Missing Valuables Using iBeacons" prMac 8:33 AM
  • "French Dictionary 12.0 Released with Apple Watch Support" prMac 8:33 AM
  • "Dropbox & AirDrop Support Added to Packing Pro in Big Pre-Summer Update" prMac 8:33 AM
  • "TAZ is a puzzle game with geometric shapes for iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 8:33 AM
  • "Take Me Personal Pill Reminder for iOS - Ensure You Never Miss a Pill" prMac 8:33 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 to Embrace Rival Phone Platforms" Thurrott 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils Cortana voice assistant for Android and iPhone" Engadget 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft's personal assistant, Cortana coming to Android and iOS" Microsoft News 7:36 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms Cortana is coming to iPhones, Android" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mobile adoption continues to grow" Neowin 7:09 AM
  • "UK government has ended Windows XP support payments: Migration continues, but they're risking it for a biscuit" The Inquirer 7:09 AM
  • "UK government PCs open to hackers as paid Windows XP support ends: Thousands of computers still running Windows XP at risk after Government Digital Service opted not to renew support in April" The Guardian 7:36 AM
  • "Windows Phone Recovery Tool receives several 'unbrick my phone!' updates" Neowin 7:09 AM
  • "Microsoft implores enterprises to help it test optional Windows 7 updates" Computerworld 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft cheaps out after Nokia phone saves a life" Engadget 6:53 AM
  • "Compliance with PCI DSS standards needs improvement: Dell/Some Australian retailers are keeping paper records with credit card details according to Dell" Computerworld 7:26 AM
  • "Limerick Council purchases former Dell building" RTE News 7:26 AM
  • "Dell Now Has Ubuntu Installation Tutorial on Its Website: Dell is one of the biggest companies that sell PCs preinstalled with Ubuntu, and now they are also featuring a tutorial on how to install Ubuntu on your Dell machines." Softpedia 7:26 AM
  • "What The HP Breakup Means For Enterprises" The Platform 7:27 AM
  • "HP: Split Will Cost Billions, Q2 Revenue, Earnings Fall" The VAR Guy 7:28 AM
  • "Nintendo NX Release Date, News, and Specs: AMD Announced to be Working on a Console Set to be Released on 2016, Could This be the Upcoming Nintendo NX?" Cross Map 7:30 AM
  • "DICE Tech Director Leaks Image of Upcoming AMD GPU" CPCR 7:30 AM
  • "Nuage combats Cisco and VMware with 'nu age' of SDN open ecosystem" iTWire 7:32 AM
  • "Intel Z97 OC-motherboard LN2 review: extreme boards, extreme tests/Overclocking boards from ASUS, ASRock, Gigabyte and MSI tested with Devil's Canyon and liquid nitrogen" Hardware.Info 7:33 AM
  • "Intel Purley Xeon platform offers biggest advance since Nehalem" Hexus 7:33 AM
  • "Intel Lets Slip Broadwell, Skylake Xeon Chip Specs" The Platform 7:34 AM
  • "IBM's New Customer Service Software Can Feel Your Pain" WSJ Blogs 7:42 AM
  • "Woodside to tap into IBM's Watson: Predictive data science will enhance the company's expertise in designing and constructing oil and gas facilities" CIO 7:34 AM
  • "Huawei details everything-connected roadmap" EE Times Asia 6:36 AM
  • "Foxconn Seeking Investment Opportunities in India: Taiwan-based Foxconn plans to invest in India as China gets more expensive and competition for Apple orders grows" [Paid Membership Required] 7:22 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "These charts point to record highs for Apple: Technician" CNBC 10:02 AM
  • "Citing 'long tail' of iPhone 6 & 6 Plus sales, Cowen raises Apple target to $140" AppleInsider 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Stock: 3 Reasons Why It Is a Top Choice for Growth Investors - Tale of the Tape" Zacks 8:38 AM
  • "Is Apple edifice showing 'a few cracks'?" CNBC Videos 8:39 AM
  • "Apple's Shares Poised To Move Higher Or Hit A Ceiling" Forbes 8:29 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow Slides as New-Home Sales Bounce Back" TheStreet 9:08 AM
  • "U.S. Stock Futures Creep Lower" Nasdaq 7:55 AM
  • "Stocks open lower: Dow drops more than 100" USA Today 9:07 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Open Sharply Lower: Economic indicators on housing and consumer confidence still to come" [Paid Membership Required] 9:07 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong shares jump on hopes for China link/Hong Kong stocks—led by the shares of mutual-fund providers—played catch-up with their rallying mainland counterparts, while in Japan the yen fell to its weakest point in nearly eight years." MarketWatch 7:55 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks, euro under pressure as Greece, Spain niggle/European stocks and the euro fell Tuesday, with investors returning from a holiday to assess financial and political developments in Greece and Spain." MarketWatch 7:56 AM

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