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Monday Highlights: Tim Bajarin argues Apple didn't bring Bob Mansfield back to kill Project Titan while suggesting the project isn't about building a car; and Henry Casey at Tom's Guide thinks Apple's hire of TechCrunch's Chris Ziegler is telling as the writer has years of experience covering car industry; Bloomberg reporting that Apple plans "to expand HealthKit from tracker to diagnosis tool"; Swift 3.0 brings IBM server-side features to the fray; Macworld on unlocking the Mac with an Apple Watch; prediction from major Apple analyst that Apple will sell less iPhone 7s this year than they sold iPhone 6s models in 2015; Jet Black iPhone tough to make, global shortage ensues; iOS 10 backups weaker against hackers than prior iOS; Macworld reviews Apple Watch Series 2, Forbes on the iPhone 7 Plus, Steven Vaughan-Nichols at Computerworld says "No matter how much you love Apple gear, you're going to have trouble loving AirPods".
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"How to use Apple's hardware diagnostics to find and fix Mac glitches" ZDNet 9:10 AM
"macOS Sierra discussion includes USB installer issues; sudden file deletion via iCloud sync; HP scanner problems and workarounds; AppleScript changes; clamshell mode issues; unexpected preference changes, likable changes, and more." MacInTouch 6:55 AM
"System Preferences in macOS Sierra: App Store" eXtensions 8:49 AM
"Unlocking a Mac with an Apple Watch requires two-factor, not two-step, iCloud protection—what?" Macworld 7:05 AM
"The best online backup service for securely encrypting your data: Find out which ones give you more (or less) control over your data." Macworld 7:06 AM
"7 hidden features in macOS Sierra you may have missed" Macworld 7:05 AM
"Memory Cleaner makes it easy to clean out the junk files on your Mac" Apple World Today 7:12 AM
"How To Set Up 'Hey Siri...' On macOS Sierra" Mac360 8:06 AM
"A Mac Photo App You Don't Have" TeraTalks 7:57 AM
"Apple's lack of lobbying presence in Europe left it in dark over tax investigation for two years – WSJ" 9to5Mac 7:04 AM
"I Went To My Own Digital Funeral: After years of posting indiscriminately to social media, I was suddenly faced with uncomfortable questions about what will happen to all of it when I die." BuzzFeed 10:38 AM
"How Snapchat Spectacles Could Become a Huge Hit" Time 9:52 AM
"Bill Maher explains why you don't need to buy iPhone 7" Cult of Mac 10:38 AM
"Apple Is Now Boring Enough to Buy for This $37 Billion Fund Manager" Bloomberg 7:50 AM
"U.S. stocks tumble ahead of Clinton-Trump debate: Wall Street stocks slumped in early trade Monday as a risk-averse atmosphere gripped investors ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate and an important meeting of major global oil producers." MarketWatch 9:11 AM
"Facebook's plan to fight terrorism: Facebook is working with students from Afghanistan, Pakistan and countries all over the world to combat extremism in their communities. CNNMoney's Laurie Segall sits down with Facebook's head of product policy, Monika Bickert, to talk about the effort." CNNMoney 9:11 AM
"Stocks Open Lower As Oil Rises; Smith & Wesson, Cal-Maine Dive: Stocks slouched for a weak start Monday as the market geared for the third-quarter's final trading week." Investor's Business Daily 9:10 AM
"Twitter shares surge on report of Google talks" USA Today 9:10 AM
"Why Are Oil Prices Rebounding? Oil rallied on Monday as the world's largest producers gathered in Algeria to discuss ways to support the market, with nervous trade driving volatility to its highest since exporters met in April." FOXBusiness 9:08 AM
"Stocks Down as Bank Shares Fall: U.S. stocks declined broadly Monday, led by losses in the financial sector and deepening Friday's downturn in global markets." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:06 AM
"Asian stocks fall, with Japanese shares hurt by Kuroda policy remarks: Asian shares were broadly lower Monday, as traders largely gave up hope for an oil breakthrough this week and as the Bank of Japan flagged that it remained committed to negative rates." MarketWatch 9:05 AM
"European stocks tumble as oil, Deutsche Bank shares slump: European stocks slid Monday, with a selloff in oil and gas shares and in German lender Deutsche Bank AG pushing the market's benchmark toward its biggest daily loss in almost three months." MarketWatch 9:04 AM
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