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Wednesday Highlights: Apple Music to undergo major revamp/reboot according to Bloomberg, culture clash seen internally between Apple and Beats—more in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; the Short/Long Trader believes Apple is in need of a new visionary leader; Apple Watch the fuel for Apple growth?; iPhone could see growth bump by incorporating VR, and a dual camera that would bring DSLR features to the iPhone; iPhone trademark in China no longer Apple's exclusively; it's official, WebObjects is extinct; Galway Independent report that Apple will present oral argument for proposed data center in Ireland; India says "nahin" (no) to Apple selling used iPhones in the country, and Abhimanu Ghoshal at The Next Web suggests the country has actually done Apple a favor with this move; meanwhile, over at TechNN, IBM makes a new quantum computer available on the cloud; company also considered "biggest patent troll" because "every tech company around is probably paying money to IBM based entirely on its massive patent portfolio"; Moore's law in need of a successor; Bloomberg explores the scenario in which smartphones suffer "same fate as personal computers".

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  • "Apple to Revamp Streaming Music Service After Mixed Reviews, Departures: Music service to get new interface at developers conference."  Bloomberg 6:39 AM
  • "Apple Music rumored for a big reboot in June" The Verge 6:39 AM
  • "Apple is going to fix its music streaming service — and it has called in Trent Reznor to help" Business Insider 6:48 AM
  • "Trent Reznor Is the Perfect Person to Overhaul Apple Music" Motherboard 2:22 PM
  • "Jimmy Iovine is in charge of Apple Music and his title is just 'Jimmy'" Business Insider 2:22 PM
  • "Opinion: and make Elon Musk CEO/A combination of an operations executive such as Tim Cook and a visionary such as Elon Musk would be formidable"  MarketWatch 11:46 AM
  • "How the Watch could fuel Apple's next growth spurt: While Apple saw a dip in sales this quarter, one product in particular saw an upward trend."  Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "Two Technologies That Could Spur New iPhone Growth"  Tech.pinions 6:42 AM
  • "iPhone warning signs: Apple management is losing control" CNBC 10:12 AM
  • "Bashing Apple Is Premature: Here's Why the Tech Icon Has Plenty of Mojo Left"  TheStreet 8:02 AM
  • "Apple loses trademark fight over 'iPhone' name in China"  BBC 6:37 AM
  • "Apple loses China trademark case for 'iPhone' on leather goods" Reuters 6:58 AM
  • "Apple loses right to exclusive use of iPhone trademark in China after losing court case" 9to5Mac 6:37 AM
  • "Apple loses battle with handbag maker over iPhone trademark in China" Telegraph 6:52 AM
  • "Apple loses exclusive rights to 'iPhone' name in China" Memeburn 6:48 AM
  • "U.S. tech firms urge presidential candidates to embrace trade, high-tech visas" Reuters 7:39 PM
  • "Apple, others urge presidential candidates to support Trans-Pacific Partnership, address government snooping" AppleInsider 7:39 PM
  • "Apple officially makes one of Steve Jobs's favorite projects obsolete" Cult of Mac 6:44 AM
  • "Apple Releases Xcode 7.3.1 with Security Updates" Intego 3:26 PM
  • "What to do when a hard drive won't unmount in OS X El Capitan: When OS X won't let you unmount a flash drive or external hard drive, here's what you can do." Macworld 7:08 AM
  • "Changing your Apple ID credit card info from your Mac or PC" iDownload Blog 6:51 AM
  • "Hazel helps you automate your Mac even better with version 4" IT.Enquirer 11:25 AM
  • "Recording Your Screen" MacMost 9:12 AM
  • "Hazel 4 Adds Rule Previewing, Sync, and More" MacStories 7:58 AM
  • "This Mac Desktop Utility Does What Is Not Quite So Easy To Do" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "A Free And Simple Mac Spreadsheet" Mac360 7:53 AM
  • "This Mac Scanner App Is Better Than The Scanner App From A Scanner" TeraTalks 7:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "Twitter for Mac gains Moments tab, poll support, & GIF search" 9to5Mac 12:20 PM
  • "Global Delight's new screen capture tool is Captivating" Apple World Today 7:56 AM
  • "String Replacer 1.3 to find and replace strings in multiple files" Tension Software 7:10 AM
  • "Noodlesoft Releases Hazel 4" prMac 11:41 AM
  • "LiveCode Next Generation Released, for Building Powerful Apps Faster" prMac 10:12 AM
  • "Introducing TableEdit for OS X - A Mac-like Spreadsheet" prMac 6:40 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Pay is reportedly coming to the Web" VentureBeat 12:32 PM
  • "FBI paid under $1 million to unlock San Bernardino iPhone: sources" Reuters 4:06 PM
  • "Apple literally extracted a ton of gold from recycling devices" [Video Report] ZDNet 4:06 PM
  • "Oral hearing date set for Apple data centre: A May date has been set for a Bord Pleanala oral hearing into tech giant Apple's proposed €850 million data centre in Athenry." Galway Independent 8:42 AM
  • "A date has been set for an oral hearing into Apple's planned €850 million Irish data centre" Business Insider 8:42 AM
  • "Apple hires Google X co-founder and Nest's ex-head of tech: She's also a robotics expert." Engadget 8:01 AM
  • "Apple hires Google X's co-founder for its health projects" MarketWatch 10:13 AM
  • "Apple Hires Former Google X Lab Leader For Health Care Push | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis" Investor's Business Daily 11:46 AM
  • "Apple brings in ex-Googler and robotics expert Yoky Matsuok to work on Healthkit" TechCrunch 12:44 PM
  • "India rejects Apple's plan to import used iPhones" Reuters 6:58 AM
  • "Google takes on Apple in India" CNBC Videos 8:02 AM
  • "Time declares the iPhone the most influential gadget of all time" AFP Relax News 8:33 AM
  • "You'll soon start seeing non-Apple products with the 'iPhone' name in China" iMore 6:45 AM
  • "Hulu Is Going to Launch What Was Denied to Apple: A Cable-like Internet Subscription Service" The Mac Observer 4:11 PM
  • "Global Tablet Sales Slump Continues, iPad's Future In The 'Pro' Sector – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 1:18 PM
  • "Apple Watch no closer to knocking Fitbit off its throne" Cult of Mac 12:10 PM
  • "Fitbit: Apple Takes 'Wrong' Approach to Wearables" PC Magazine 7:23 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Siri creators developing powerful new personal assistant 'Viv,' will reveal it next week" 9to5Mac 9:13 PM
  • "Hacker Guccifer Claims He Broke Into Hillary Clinton's Email Server" Valleywag 7:52 PM
  • "GoPro Earnings: What to Watch/Hero 4 Session price cut, anticipated new camera offering provide tests for company" [Paid Membership Required] 7:28 PM
  • "Fitbit Sales Climb but Expenses Eat Into Profit: Company spends heavily to drive sales growth, future product launches" [Paid Membership Required] 7:22 PM
  • "Fitbit says 'exciting' new products are coming by end of year: That stock drop, though" The Verge 7:22 PM
  • "Oculus snags Fitbit exec Hans Hartmann as new COO" TechCrunch 7:29 PM
  • "Google Moves All Blogspot Sites to HTTPS" PC Magazine 4:07 PM
  • "YouTube may have a streaming TV service by 2017" The Next Web 12:49 PM
  • "Webmail firms probe login 'leak'" BBC 1:03 PM
  • "Exclusive: Big data breaches found at major email services - expert" Reuters 12:46 PM
  • "Government officials can no longer be ignorant about cybersecurity" Engadget 10:13 AM
  • "FBI's TOR, VPN-targeted Warrants Amount to Court Sanctioned Surveillance" The Mac Observer 10:07 AM
  • "Boy wins $10,000 reward for finding Instagram bug" CNNMoney 8:15 AM
  • "The ransomware problem just keeps getting worse and worse" BetaNews 6:46 AM
  • "Hackers now targeting victims with country and culture-specific malware" BetaNews 6:46 AM
  • "ACM 358: The Devil's Advocate, Apple Scaling, and Tim Cook's Speeches" The Mac Observer 6:37 PM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 065 | Apple Watch fitness, upset AAPL investors, Apple Music revamp and more" 9to5Mac 2:23 PM
  • "Podcast 506: Doomed! Doomed, I tells ya!" Macworld 1:57 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-04: The Big HomeKit and Apple Smoke Detector Rant" The Mac Observer 1:50 PM
  • "Clockwise #135: Angst in Appleville" Six Colors 1:03 PM
  • "Joe Kissell On Having Your Bits Flipped" MacVoices 12:38 PM
  • "The Committed Podcast on Dropbox Infinite, the Kindle Oasis, and One Year of the Apple Watch" Kirkville 6:51 AM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 149: The unintentional downer" iDownload Blog 6:51 AM
  • "Apple Music's iOS 10 overhaul detailed: black & white UI, 'huge artwork', lyrics integration"  9to5Mac 11:38 AM
  • "Apple Music may be showing off a major new look in June" Mashable 12:14 PM
  • "Leaked photos suggest the iPhone 7 could be getting a battery upgrade... kind of" T3 7:54 AM
  • "Apple patent hints at multiple nibs for Pencil" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Apple will require iOS App Store apps to support IPv6-only networks from June 1" 9to5Mac 4:02 PM
  • "Apple says all apps must support IPv6-only networking by June" AppleInsider 6:15 PM
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  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:03 AM
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  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:03 AM

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  • "MacBook Mac games: We benchmark the New MacBook (2016)" Mac Gamer HQ 6:35 AM
  • "Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless headphones review: So expensive, so good" Macworld 6:43 AM
  • "D-Link DSP-W110 Wi-Fi Smart Plug: Good product, frustrating setup process for AirPort users" Apple World Today 11:59 AM
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  • "Apple's next big iPhone growth plan faces some big hurdles" BGR 9:24 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone SE Landing in Thailand" eXtensions 8:05 PM
  • "Carl Icahn Is Out Of Apple: Why He's Wrong (Again)" Seeking Alpha 12:49 PM
  • "Replace an older Windows PC? No! Augment it with an iPad Pro" iMore 12:27 PM
  • "5 examples of Apple's insane attention to detail" BGR 12:11 PM
  • "tvOS at 6 Months: Where Are the Apps?" TidBITS 11:39 AM
  • "State of Apple TV apps, 6 months in" Marco Arment 11:38 AM
  • "More people call for Tim Cook's head to roll, but they're laughably wrong" BGR 10:13 AM
  • "Used iPhones? India: 'No Thanks" Mac360 8:28 AM
  • "The Absolute Paradox Of Apple's Sum Being Worth More Than The Parts" NoodleMac 8:16 AM
  • "Jony Ive: Apple has a 'lot to learn' about wearables" Cult of Mac 8:09 AM
  • "Why Apple Needs A Partner" Mac360 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Music: Our 7 biggest wants and wishes for version 2.0" iMore 12:10 PM
  • "An Apple Music plea"  The Loop 11:47 AM
  • "'Intentional' culture clash between Apple, Beats causes friction, aims to 'create something groundbreaking'"  AppleInsider 8:03 AM
  • "WWDC 2016: Apple will improve Apple Music"  Computerworld 7:53 AM
  • "India might have done Apple a favor by blocking its sales of refurbished phones"  The Next Web 6:47 AM
  • "Tim Cook's failed Apple pitch: A lot of people will just mockingly file away articles like this under the 'Apple is doomed!' moniker, but what these people don't understand is that most of the stock market isn't about whether or not Apple is doomed or not - it's all about meeting expectations." OSNews 6:42 AM
  • "Tim Cook: United States Government Has Gotten 'Quite Dysfunctional' [Video] iClarified 6:42 AM
  • "Mad Money Host Jim Cramer asks One Big Question: What Does Tim Cook's Apple Stand For?" Patently Apple 6:36 AM
  • "C'mon, what good is all this automation anyway?" Computerworld 7:00 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "You can now control Bentley's new SUV from an Apple watch" Business Insider 1:22 PM
  • "AirMap Expands Airspace Management System with iOS App for Drone Operators" PRNewswire 1:20 PM
  • "Wearable Technology Market (Devices) Worth $40B - Over 240 Million Annual Unit Shipments by 2020," PRNewswire 1:20 PM
  • "Google updates Slides with Q&A, presenting from iOS, and a laser pointer" VentureBeat 1:11 PM
  • "Department store Kohl's first retailer to integrate Apple Pay with rewards points" 9to5Mac 8:42 AM
  • "BlackBerry brings video calling to Android and iPhone BBM users" ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "Tap This Box With Your iPhone To Change A Child's Life" Digital Trends 7:54 AM
  • "ProtonMail secure email app now lets you use Touch ID to decrypt PGP messages" 9to5Mac 7:11 AM
  • "Garmin Vívomove Isn't a Smartwatch. It's a Smarter Watch" Wired 7:01 AM
  • "Hell'o Baby. One baby album for the whole family." Hell'o Baby 6:55 AM
  • "Apps That Will Make You A Better Designer Even If You Are Not One" Forbes 6:40 AM
  • "Keyboard Oriya 2.5 for iOS Offers Customizable Oriya Entry" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Lunar for iOS - Your Favorite Podcasts, at any time" prMac 7:11 AM
  • "Free Mix on Pix 1.0 for iPhone/iPad helps preparing for Mother's day" prMac 6:40 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM just beat Google to a brand new type of computing: On Wednesday, IBM scientists will make a quantum computer available to the public as a cloud service for the first time." Business Insider 6:36 AM
  • "IBM launches quantum computing as a cloud service" TechCrunch 6:43 AM
  • "IBM Wants Everyone to Try a Quantum Computer" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:55 AM
  • "IBM's New Quantum Computing Move Marks A New Era For Cloud Computing" Forbes 6:56 AM
  • "IBM Just Made A Powerful Research Tool Available To Everyone For Free" Fortune 6:56 AM
  • "IBM invites users to test its quantum computer" AFP 11:41 AM
  • "How IBM's new five-qubit universal quantum computer works" Ars Technica 11:42 AM
  • "IBM makes quantum computing available in the cloud" Computerworld 7:00 AM
  • "IBM opens its experimental Quantum computer to anyone" CNET 12:43 PM
  • "IBM's quantum 'puter news proves Big Blue still doesn't get 'cloud'" The Register 7:05 AM
  • "With The Dawn Of Quantum Computing, Let's Build A Quantum Community" Forbes 3:24 PM
  • "IBM Is the World's Biggest Patent Troll: Every tech company around is probably paying money to IBM based entirely on its massive patent portfolio." PC Magazine 8:02 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires Solair to help drive its Internet of Things strategy" V3 6:50 AM
  • "Microsoft's Solair acquisition could expand its Internet of Things services" IDG News Service 7:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Aims to Wrangle Data for Office Teams With SharePoint Revamp" [Paid Membership Required] 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft overhauls SharePoint to compete with Slack in the mobile era" The Verge 6:43 AM
  • "Microsoft is struggling to close a $2 billion gap with Amazon, says Barron's" Business Insider 1:11 PM
  • "One of Microsoft's most popular products is finally coming to smartphones" Business Insider 6:57 AM
  • "Windows 10 migration: At least it's not like last time" Computerworld 7:08 AM
  • "Microsoft's Azure Can't Close Gap With AWS" Barron's 12:20 PM
  • "Microsoft unveils new effort to make its developer, IT documentation great again: Docs written in Markdown, with fixes submitted through GitHub." Ars Technica 6:16 PM
  • "Moore's Law Running Out of Room, Tech Looks for a Successor" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:56 AM
  • "How Intel knocked itself out of the smartphone chip market" IDG News Service 1:57 PM
  • "Dell CTO for Enterprise legs it to pastures new" The Register 7:04 AM
  • "Dell-EMC to converge APAC channel initiatives" ZDNet 9:41 PM
  • "HPE sees cloud security and mobility as the biggest challenges for SMBs" V3 6:51 AM
  • "Artificial intelligence in the cloud promises to be the next great disrupter: Cloud computing is still in its infancy. Most big companies are assessing how far to go in shifting computing tasks into the giant, centralised data centres that form the cloud, and it will be years before most existing computing workloads move to it, if ever." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:23 AM
  • "Are Smartphones Doomed to the Same Fate as Personal Computers?" Bloomberg 6:38 AM
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Apple News
  • "Apple's Year in Review" Nasdaq 9:46 PM
  • "Hedge fund manager David Einhorn staying in Apple, sees 'tremendous value'" AppleInsider 10:12 AM
  • "Why Apple Stock Dropped 14% in April: Lower sales of iPhones, iPads, and Macs led to the first revenue decline in more than a decade." The Motley Fool 8:42 AM
  • "Pain: Apple's growth will slow" CNBC Videos 8:01 AM
  • "5 Reasons Apple Is A Screaming Sell" Forbes 7:58 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close lower on weak early jobs data, productivity dip: On the other hand, services data gains, trade deficit shrinks" MarketWatch 4:11 PM
  • "Stocks Slide as Oil, Jobs Add to Global Worries" TheStreet 4:11 PM
  • "Dow ends down 100 as stocks hit a wall" USA Today 4:10 PM
  • "Stocks Trim Losses As Strong Services-sector Data Spark Some Risk Appetite" Dow Jones Newswires 11:36 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Pull Back Again: ADP employment data disappoint ahead of Friday's jobs report" [Paid Membership Required] 4:10 PM
  • "Asian stocks down on oil woes, slow growth: Australian energy stocks hit hard" MarketWatch 8:34 AM
  • "European stocks slump after earnings deluge: Eurozone PMI confirms flash reading" MarketWatch 8:34 AM

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