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  • "4 ways Tim Cook made lemonade out of Apple's Q4 2016 earnings: Wall Street analysts want to talk about growth, and Apple didn't grow much last quarter. But Tim Cook isn't worried—he's got the perfect plan."  Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "Tim Cooks chats Apple Pay, Siri and Apple Car after Q4 earnings" V3 7:27 AM
  • "Apple's Vision Questioned in Search for Next Big Thing"  Bloomberg TV 6:42 AM
  • "Apple's Services division is the one bright spot in a down fiscal 2016: But Services still only makes up 11 percent of annual revenue" The Verge 7:21 AM
  • "Apple shifts focus to services business" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:45 AM
  • "Services now worth more to Apple than each of iPad and (for now) Mac" 9to5Mac 7:18 AM
  • "Apple's fiscal 4th quarter in 5 charts" Six Colors 7:18 AM
  • "Apple's Bottom Line, iPhone Sales Beat Estimates"  RealMoney 6:43 AM
  • "Apple looks to India to be its new China as iPhone sales grow 50 percent" CNBC 6:43 AM
  • "Apple Prices, Margins, and Growth In Decline" Forbes 6:39 AM
  • "iPad sales hit a new 5-year low this past quarter" BGR 7:07 AM
  • "Apple's September quarter: What the analysts are saying" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:15 AM
  • "TheStreet's Mohr: Apple Should Join AT&T/Time Warner Deal/ Adding AAPL's 1 billion+ users to the mix makes lot of sense."  TheStreet 6:44 AM
  • "How to use the advanced Calendar Service features in macOS Sierra Server: Make adjustments to get the most out of macOS Server's Calendar Service." Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "The FCPX Tour@IBC Videos Part 7: Peter Wiggins (UK) and Pierre Chevalier (Softron Belgium) Talk Using FCPX for Time Pressured Productions" 7:16 AM
  • "How to set up and start using Mail for Mac" iMore 8:44 AM
  • "What Mac Pros Use To Mouse Around" Mac 360 7:45 AM
  • "Tabs Improve The Mac's Dock" TeraTalks 7:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "iThoughts v4 Adds Markdown Formatting" Macdrifter 7:16 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Music has been totally disrupted by Silicon Valley—yet it's still run by the same two moguls" ["Cohen, who's about to take over a crucial part of YouTube's business, and Iovine, now Apple's music guru, by all accounts should have crashed to the ground alongside the music industry's antiquated business model—the way the executives who ran Nokia and Blackberry have been tossed aside by the smartphone revolution. But they did the opposite. So who are these two men, and how'd they pull off the near-impossible?"]  Quartz 6:43 AM
  • "How Apple and Facebook bring tech accessibility to the masses: The Silicon Valley giants are embracing users with disabilities, resulting in tech and features that everyone can appreciate."  CNET 8:01 AM
  • "Tim Cook on Apple Car Rumors: Technologies Available That Will 'Revolutionize' Car Experience" MacTrast 7:54 AM
  • "In China, some Apple users opt for iPhone makeover rather than buy new" Reuters 9:02 AM
  • "Apple Slides in China as Homegrown Rivals Up Their Design Game" Bloomberg 6:46 AM
  • "Code Commerce is coming to San Francisco with Jack Dorsey and Apple Pay's Jennifer Bailey" Recode 7:05 AM
  • "Apple posts Apple Pay support page on German website, suggests impending launch" AppleInsider 7:13 AM
  • "Jony Ive's Next One-of-a-Kind Design Project is a Christmas Tree" MacRumors 7:15 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iPod Photo brings color displays to the iPod" Cult of Mac 9:04 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Things look even worse for MP3tunes founder after loss on appeal/Judges: mp3tunes founder 'acted in a manner intended to promote infringement.'" Ars Technica 7:54 AM
  • "How hackable are your smart home gadgets? After last week's massive internet outage, now may be the time for a full audit of your smart home devices." CNET 7:45 AM
  • "Chinese Crew Steals iPhone Pics, Hacks Google Nexus, Wins $200,000" Forbes 6:39 AM
  • "IBM, Apple, bring Watson into the iOS enterprise" Computerworld 7:44 AM
  • "Oops! Apple leaks photo of new MacBook Pro with OLED Magic Toolbar" BetaNews 7:32 AM
  • "Apple's new MacBook Pro accidentally almost entirely revealed ahead of big Mac event" The Independent 7:45 AM
  • "Apple 'leaks its own Macbook Pro laptop revamp'" BBC 7:55 AM
  • "Comment: Prepare to say hello to the first MacBook Pro designed without input from Steve Jobs" 9to5Mac 9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft and Apple lead the way with modern PC designs: Both Surface and MacBook lines are getting a refresh this week. Will they be incremental updates or genuinely cutting-edge designs? Ed Bott looks at four factors to decide." ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "Could ARM-Based MACs Arrive On Thursday?" Forbes 6:39 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:24 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:24 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:24 AM

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  • "Nomad's Silicone Strap for Apple Watch is both durable and comfortable" iDownload Blog 7:28 AM
  • "Portrait mode is boring, and a bad reason to buy an iPhone 7 Plus" Business Insider 9:11 AM
  • "Wacom Bamboo Slate review: Smartpad marries traditional note-taking to online output" Macworld 9:02 AM
  • "Braven BRV-Blade Bluetooth speaker review" The Gadgeteer 8:44 AM
  • "iOS 10.1: Turning Off Duplicate Portrait Mode Images" The Mac Observer 8:45 AM
  • "This Is What Tim Cook Means When He Says We Can Have Our Cake and Eat It, Too" The Motley Fool 9:11 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Slowdown And Cash Pile Fuel The M&A Rumor Mill" Forbes 9:05 AM
  • "Apple Lives In A Hardware Echo Chamber" NoodleMac 8:44 AM
  • "Beware, Apple Customers; Trackers Are Here, And More Are Coming" Mac360 8:44 AM
  • "UBS analyst pisses off Apple CEO Tim Cook" MacDailyNews 9:03 AM
  • "Cook replied more politely than many might have. 'We have the strongest pipeline that we've ever had and we're really confident about the things in it. But as usual, we're not going to talk about what's ahead,' he said."  Forbes 7:58 AM
  • "The question about 'grand strategy' that made Tim Cook unhappy on Apple's earning call was based on a Harvard professor's theory that makes uncomfortable reading for Apple"  Business Insider 7:32 AM
  • "Analysts fail to perform Jedi Mind Trick on Apple CEO" Six Colors 7:18 AM
  • "Painting a Clearer Picture of the Global Smartphone Market" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:17 AM
  • "Creativity Is the New Productivity" Tech.pinions 7:17 AM
  • "What to Expect from Apple's Special Event" AppleBlend 9:03 AM
  • "What to expect from Apple's Mac event this week: Mac users' long wait will be over soon." Ars Technica 7:17 AM
  • "Hello again: What to expect from Apple's Mac event on Thursday/Apple is gearing up to release a full slate of new MacBooks." Macworld 7:14 AM
  • "First Click: I hate being an early adopter/This week we celebrated the 15th anniversary of the iPod. I owned the original, receiving the $399 MP3 player as a gift from my very generous parents on Christmas day 2001, just two months after it went on sale." The Verge 7:06 AM
  • "Apple and Google are failing to capitalise on Samsung's Note 7 fiasco due to a lack of phones" Business Insider 7:05 AM
  • "Be Careful, Next Week it Could Be Our Email on WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton and her staff have been in the news thanks to email hacks, but it could happen to you, too." PC Magazine 7:54 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Spectrum Brands, Inc. - Pet, Home & Garden Division Announces Launch of Tetra® Brand's My Aquarium" PRNewswire 8:01 AM
  • "Powerbeats 3 earphones with Apple's W1 chip are now available to buy" The Verge 7:07 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Surface Book specs, price and release date: Microsoft could launch Surface Book 2 today" IT PRO 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft: IoT Is A 'Business Revolution Masquerading As A Technology One'" TechWeekEurope 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure IoT Protects Against Cyber Attacks With Expert-Driven Security Program" TechWeekEurope 8:42 AM
  • "It's Party Time: Microsoft to Launch Surface PC During Windows 10 Event Today" Softpedia 8:10 AM
  • "This is how Microsoft is preventing hackers from hijacking IoT devices" Business Insider 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft sets its sights on Internet of Things growth in Asia with Taiwan launch" The Drum 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Supercharges Its Azure IoT Suite With New Upgrades, Capabilities For Partners" CRN 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Azure IoT security program, certified device catalog" VentureBeat 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft launches first IoT innovation hub in Asia" Tech in Asia 8:08 AM
  • "Liveblog: All the News From Microsoft's 2016 Surface Event" Wired 8:07 AM
  • "Will Microsoft Expand The Surface Brand To All-In-One Computers?" Seeking Alpha 8:07 AM
  • "How to watch Microsoft's big event 'Imagine what you'll do'" Mashable 8:08 AM
  • "How to stream Microsoft's Windows 10 event on October 26" The Next Web 8:07 AM
  • "Genband Launches UC and Collaboration Platform with IBM Cloud" The Fast Mode 8:01 AM
  • "Slack Messaging Service to Add IBM Watson Smarts" [Paid Membership Required] 8:02 AM
  • "IBM Teams Up With Slack to Build Smarter Data-Crunching Chatbots" Bloomberg 8:02 AM
  • "IBM Watson Lends Brains to Slack's Chatbot" Fortune 8:02 AM
  • "IBM's Watson is lending its smarts to Slack and its chat bot" Engadget 8:01 AM
  • "IBM gives Slack developers access to its Watson Conversation API" VentureBeat 8:01 AM
  • "NetApp boss not deterred by Dell EMC" CRN 7:57 AM
  • "Intel announces Internet of Things-enabled Atom E3900 processor series" PCR Online 7:56 AM
  • "Intel shows off 14-nanometre Atom chip for IoT use" V3 7:55 AM
  • "Intel reveals its latest Atom chips for IoT and smart cars" SiliconRepublic 7:55 AM
  • "Intel's 'Apollo Lake' Atom E3900 chip takes aim at IoT applications" The Inquirer 7:54 AM
  • "Intel announces the Atom E3900 Series for IoT devices" ITProPortal 7:53 AM
  • "Intel debuts Atom E3900 Series for IoT" IT PRO 7:52 AM
  • "Intel Capital Invests $38M In 12 Innovative Technology Startups" Forbes 7:52 AM
  • "Intel's new chips are for smart cars and the Internet of Things" Engadget 7:50 AM
  • "AMD CEO Lisa Su reconfirms ZEN release in Q1 2017" The Guru of 3D 7:45 AM
  • "Oracle Addresses the Identity Gap" DMN 7:44 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Dow falls 100 points as Apple slides more than 3.5%; oil slips" CNBC 9:05 AM
  • "Apple's stock selloff may account for nearly half the Dow futures' decline" MarketWatch 9:03 AM
  • "Analysts: Apple's innovation will pay off... eventually" CNBC 9:05 AM
  • "Is Apple Being Conservative on Growth Prospects?" Bloomberg TV 9:04 AM
  • "Apple Has Experienced Its First Annual Decline In Revenue Since 2001 [Infographic] Forbes 7:32 AM
  • "Apple Q4 2016 financials: revenue slides as services boom" Memeburn 7:27 AM
  • "Analysts are tepid on Apple after its first annual drop in revenue in 15 years" Business Insider 7:06 AM
  • "Apple forecast disappoints, but shares are still a bargain, analysts say/Analyst: Wednesday's 3% drop an 'attractive entry point'" MarketWatch 6:44 AM
  • "iPhone 7 didn't have a big impact on Apple results" CNBC Videos 6:46 AM
  • "Is Apple Headed Higher? Plus Jim Cramer's Take: Some investors and analysts were disappointed with Apple's earnings results, but don't panic just yet." TheStreet 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Remains Safe for Long Term Investing, Says Windsor" Bloomberg TV 6:46 AM
  • "Short Interest in Apple Rises by Over 1 Million Shares" 24/7 Wall St. 6:44 AM
  • "AAPL shares fall 3% in after-hours trading despite Q4 results close to expectations" 9to5Mac 7:08 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow futures flash red as Apple slumps after earnings: Wall Street was set for a day in the red on Wednesday, with Apple posting one of the biggest premarket losses after a disappointing outlook for the current quarter." MarketWatch 7:29 AM
  • "Apple underwhelms; Chipotle stock sinks; Atwitter over Twitter" CNNMoney 7:29 AM
  • "Stock Futures Down; Apple, Edwards Lifesciences Take Hits: Stock futures pointed to a weak open on Wednesday as investors took in a brace of earnings news and grappled with Cleveland's 6-0 win over the Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series." Investor's Business Daily 7:28 AM
  • "Asian shares hit by gloom on Wall Street, lower oil prices: TOKYO - Share benchmarks in Europe and Asia saw broad declines Wednesday, tracking losses on Wall Street and weaker oil prices." USA Today 7:27 AM
  • "Boeing Profit Jumps, Raises Delivery Forecast: Boeing reported a 33.7 percent rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday and raised its commercial airplanes delivery forecast for the year, sending its shares higher." FOXBusiness 7:27 AM
  • "Climbing Dollar Expected to Hit Ceiling: The U.S. currency has surged in October and is on pace for its second-strongest monthly gain of the year. Yet several signs suggest that the U.S. currency won't rise much further." [Paid Membership Required] 7:26 AM
  • "Australian wipeout leads Asian market declines: Shares in Asia were broadly lower Wednesday, tracking declines on Wall Street that followed disappointing earnings reports and weak economic data." MarketWatch 7:25 AM
  • "European stocks down for third straight day as commodity shares pull back: European stocks struggled Wednesday, with investors expressing disappointment over a new round of financial updates while oil prices were under pressure." MarketWatch 7:24 AM

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