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Apple/Macintosh
  • "First Weekend iPhone Sales Top 10 Million, Set New Record: Apple® today announced it has sold over 10 million new iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, a new record, just three days after the launch on September 19. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK and will be available in more than 20 additional countries on September 26. The new iPhones will be available in 115 countries by the end of the year."  Apple 7:54 AM
  • "First Weekend iPhone Sales Top 10 Million, Set New Record" Business Wire 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones on First Weekend/Cook: Sales 'Exceeded' Expectations; Year Ago, 9 Million iPhones Sold in First Weekend" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Sells More Than 10 Million IPhones in Debut Weekend" Bloomberg 8:07 AM
  • "Apple sells 10M iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices in first weekend: The bigger-screen iPhones take off at a record-setting pace. Apparently consumers are happy that Apple decided to live large." CNET 8:43 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Breaks Record With 10 Million Sold, Even Without China" Forbes 10:35 AM
  • "Apple Final Opening Weekend iPhone 6 Sales — Massive Success, With a Tim Cook Qualifier" 24/7 Wall St. 8:37 AM
  • "Apple sells 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Pluses" CNNMoney 8:36 AM
  • "Apple voted United Kingdom's coolest brand as Twitter slumps: CoolBrands list sees Twitter drop out of the top 20 after three years, while Instagram made its debut at number 14" The Guardian, Press Association 6:46 AM
  • "Apple Co-ops Media to Spin Unsustainable Narrative"  Forbes 7:30 AM
  • "Can Apple Pay Trump Starbucks' Mobile App Payment Success?" TheStreet 7:31 AM
OS X
News
  • "Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite release date: 21 October Apple event possible" Macworld UK 10:28 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Does the final Mavericks update fix SMB file sharing" MacWindows 7:05 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Four ways to open applications and documents automatically in OS X" Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "MacBooster lets you easily clear out unneeded files on your Mac" Apple Daily Report 7:22 AM
  • "How To Encrypt What You Write" Mac 360 6:41 AM
  • "How To Recover Lost Or Deleted Files From iPhone And iPad" Mac 360 6:42 AM
  • "Sync Files Between Devices Securely And Without Using The Cloud" BohemianBoomer 6:41 AM
  • "Mac Users Rejoice: The iPad and iPhone's Coolest Notes App Goes Mac" NoodleMac 6:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "Computech, an Award winning FileMaker Platinum partner, have just released their latest version of BusinessMan CRM/ERP software. BusinessMan is one of the most feature rich CRM / ERP systems available for such a competitive price." BusinessMan 6:39 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "As Opening Weekend iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Sales Top 10 Million, We Look Back at Previous iPhone Launches" MacStories 8:05 AM
  • "Apple announces record 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales in opening weekend" 9to5Mac 8:05 AM
  • "Apple announces record sales of 10 million iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus units in first 3 days" AppleInsider 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Tops 10 Million in First Weekend iPhone Sales" Re/code 8:15 AM
  • "iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Launch Weekend Sales Hit 10 Million" The Mac Observer 8:28 AM
  • "Bigger is bigger: Apple sells record 10M iPhone 6, 6 Plus handsets in first weekend, sans China" Gigaom 10:24 AM
  • "Apple IPhone 6 Plus Outselling Smaller Model, Survey Says" Bloomberg 8:07 AM
  • "Booting Up: 6 is Apple's perfect fit/With the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has acknowledged that great phones don't need to be a piece of jewelry. Two of their predecessors — the iPhone 5 and 5s — were just that: more like a gorgeous accessory, too stunningly delicate for daily wear." Boston Herald 7:34 AM
  • "iPhone 6 is much more popular than the 6 Plus" BetaNews 6:45 AM
  • "iPhone 6s being sold for insane amounts of money in China" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 6:47 AM
  • "New iPhones Come Up Big in SquareTrade Breakability Tests: iPhone 6 Earns Best Score Ever, iPhone 6 Plus Not Far Behind"  Square Trde 10:43 AM
  • "iPhone 6: More Durable Than Galaxy S5? SquareTrade ran Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus through 'everyday accident' tests to measure their stamina." PC Magazine 10:43 AM
  • "Foxconn CEO unimpressed by his iPhone-building robot army" Cult of Mac 8:37 AM
  • "Tim Cook Confirms The Apple Watch Can Be Used To Track You As You Walk Around" Business Insider 7:20 AM
  • "Watch Apple CEO Tim Cook speak at 12 PM EST as part of Climate Week 2014" 9to5Mac 6:36 AM
  • "Tim Cook will talk about clean energy at Climate Week NYC today" iMore 8:05 AM
  • "iPhone 6 soaked in liquid-nitrogen shatters like a Terminator T-1000" Gizmodo 7:04 AM
  • "Here's what happens when you put a brand new iPhone 6 Plus in a blender" BGR 10:42 AM
  • "A Former NBA Player Was Arrested For Stealing $14,000 Worth Of Apple Products And Reselling Them At A Pawn Shop" Business Insider 10:38 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Launches in Thailand" Digital Trends 10:24 AM
  • "Where In The World Is The Fastest Broadband? Adriana Lee" ReadWrite 8:40 AM
  • "Your location info is too revealing: data boffins" The Register 7:55 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "New iPhones and iOS 8. We've got a lot to talk about." The MT Show 7:08 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "After Apple's record setting launch, analysts predict iPhone 6 will win over Android switchers" AppleInsider 10:18 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Watch to feature 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage" AppleInsider 7:56 AM
  • "Report: Apple's Watch Will Come In Two Storage Sizes" Business Insider 8:38 AM
  • "iPhone 6 and 6 Plus drop and drown tests results are in" CNET 7:46 AM
  • "iPhone 6 and 6 Plus teardowns reveal internal details" BetaNews 6:45 AM
  • "Video shows side by side speed comparison of all 10 iPhone models" iDownload Blog 7:04 AM
  • "New reversible USB Type C (rumored for 12-inch MacBook) will offer full DisplayPort functionality" 9to5Mac 10:20 AM
  • "More 12-inch MacBook Air details: reversible USB Type C, MagSafe gone, slimmer fanless design" 9to5Mac 10:20 AM
  • "Apple's attention turns to new iPads, OS X Yosemite" AppAdvice 10:24 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Lists To-Do For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:59 AM
  • "Tap To Unlock For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 10:59 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:37 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:37 AM
  • "iPad 4 prices drop to all-time lows in AT&T LTE flavors at Walmart" TechnologyTell 10:24 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Preliminary Results" AnandTech 8:08 AM
  • "iPhone 6 and 6 Plus vs. Samsung, HTC, and LG: Battle of the benchmarks!" iMore 10:39 AM
  • "iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus vs iPhone 5s: Full comparison (Video)" 9to5Mac 10:20 AM
  • "Camera test: The iPhone 6 still won't beat a DSLR (but it's close)" Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus speaker sound challenge!" iMore 10:19 AM
  • "The best Time-lapse, 240-fps Slow-mo, & 60-fps HD videos from the first weekend of iPhone 6" 9to5Mac 10:21 AM
  • "SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD – courting speed freaks and gamers: 10-year warranties are the new black" The Register 7:20 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Awesome Screenshot now available as Safari extension on iOS 8" iDownload Blog 8:36 AM
  • "iOS 8: The Best Apple Keyboard Replacements" Forbes 10:26 AM
  • "TextExpander is my Favorite 3rd Party Keyboard of iOS 8" Best App Site 7:23 AM
  • "Health and Fitness Apps in Thailand: The Pizza Company -Nicely Designed with Technical Flaws" eXtensions 10:14 AM
  • "Increased Health Awareness: DrinkWater App -Monitoring Daily Fluid Intake" eXtensions 10:15 AM
  • "'WWE SuperCard' Review - Playing Cards 3:16" Touch Arcade 10:38 AM
  • "TGS 2014: Hands-On With 'Ninjin: Clash Of Carrots'" Touch Arcade 8:38 AM
  • "The Strongest Review: It's only human nature that we all face a certain point in our lives when we just want to punch something. Anything." 148Apps 10:18 AM
  • "Partyrs Review: Partyrs makes party planning as fun as partying itself." 148Apps 8:36 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Editing Photos In iOS 8" MacMost 10:14 AM
  • "Get to know iOS 8: Family Sharing sets your iTunes purchases free" Macworld 6:35 AM
  • "How to enable widgets in iOS 8" iSource 7:03 AM
Tips
  • "The single most important trick every iPhone 6 and 6 Plus user needs to know" BGR 10:24 AM
  • "Regret updating to iOS 8? You can still downgrade" Cult of Mac 8:37 AM
  • "Back in iOS 8: Delete Full Albums from the Music App" Kirkville 7:33 AM
  • "Not enough space to install iOS 8?" MacNews Blog 7:24 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Does the world need an Apple phablet?" PCWorld Australia 8:42 AM
  • "No, the iPhone 6 doesn't charge wirelessly inside a microwave" BGR 8:38 AM
  • "Bono talks 885 million iTunes accounts, new music format, and 'haters'" TUAW 8:29 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 6 Plus: Why millions are missing in action" Fortune 8:09 AM
  • "Are long queues for iPhone 6 a marketing ploy?" Telegraph 8:06 AM
  • "The debt we owe the iPod: The now-dead iPod Classic put Apple on top of the tech world, and paved the way for bigger, brighter things. Here's our tribute to a tech icon."  CNET 8:05 AM
  • "How iOS 8 and Yosemite got me to stop jailbreaking my iPhone"  Macworld 7:33 AM
  • "Does Your iPhone 6 Get Too Hot to Handle?" Kirkville 7:06 AM
  • "Pink: The New Color For iPhone 6" Mac 360 6:40 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The 4 reasons I switched from Google to Bing" PCWorld 7:51 AM
  • "On Cutting The Cord: 'Not Cable TV. I'm Cutting The Ties To Google" TeraTalks 6:40 AM
  • "Accessory To A Crime: Following Google's Money Trail" Mac 360 6:40 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Halfbrick Teases Big 'Fruit Ninja' Update" PC Magazine 10:43 AM
  • "Chrome iOS update enables third-party app extensions, iOS 8 support" 9to5Mac 10:42 AM
  • "MacBook hardshell case roundup" iMore 10:28 AM
  • "Apple surreptitiously adds HomeKit support to recent Apple TVs - report" AppleInsider 8:37 AM
  • "Betty Crocker™ Launches New Cookbook for iOS" PRNewswire 8:32 AM
  • "New and updated apps: Jordantron, Calendars, Air Keyboard and more!" iMore 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft looks to iOS 8 users with 30GB free Onedrive storage offer" The Inquirer 7:52 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of September 22: Apple, FileMaker 13, Dropbox, and Yosemite" The MUG Center 7:33 AM
  • "Skype gains iOS 8's interactive notifications" iDownload Blog 7:32 AM
  • "Tilt My Blinds Lets You Retrofit Your Existing Blinds To Make Them Smarter" TechCrunch 7:26 AM
  • "Google AdSense App for iPhone Gets Additional Reports, Visual Improvements to Graphs, More" iClarified 7:04 AM
  • "Event: How 4 Leading Architects Are Winning with Performance-Based Design" Architosh 7:01 AM
  • "Instapaper goes free, latest version brings new features" Digital Trends 6:45 AM
  • "First Hebrew vowel keyboard released for iOS8" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "iSkySoft - Upgrading To Yosemite And iOS 8 Without Losing Your Data" prMac 6:36 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Oracle Co-CEOs Meld Catz the Dealmaker With Salesman Hurd" Bloomberg 7:26 AM
  • "EMC and HP's $132bn blockbuster merger talks stall – reports" The Register 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft pushes back Xbox One release date in China" PCWorld 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft delays launch of Xbox in China" AFP 7:26 AM
  • "Israel approves Intel's $6 billion investment in chip plant" Reuters 8:13 AM
  • "Intel's $6B Israeli fab upgrade gets government approval, probably paving way for 10nm move" Gigaom 10:19 AM
  • "Intel set to release a wireless charging bowl later this year" BetaNews 7:32 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Intel, Rockchip look to expand x86 presence in tablet AP market" DigiTimes 6:57 AM
  • "Why Cisco Has Showered These 3 Men With Billions Of Dollars" Business Insider 7:26 AM
  • "Commercial replacement demand upholding global PC shipments in 2014, says MIC" DigiTimes 6:57 AM
  • "Notebook touch panel makers expect limited shipment growth in 2H14" DigiTimes 6:57 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Here's What Happens To Apple's Stock After It Starts Selling A New iPhone" Business Insider 8:37 AM
  • "Apple's Stock Price Matches Its High From 2 Years Ago. What's Next?" Forbes 6:47 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: iPhone 6 sales help Apple sidestep broad tech losses/More than 10 million iPhone 6 sales give Apple a boost in weak trading action" MarketWatch 10:16 AM
  • "Stock Market Today: Stock Futures Slip Amid Gloomy Global Mood" TheStreet 8:17 AM
  • "U.S. Stock Futures Fall: Remarks From Chinese Finance Minister Weigh on Global Stocks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks fall to two-month lows on China growth worries" MarketWatch 8:16 AM

 
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