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Friday Highlights: MasterCard does not foresee total replacement for credit cards, but hails Apple Pay as a step closer to mobile payment acceptance; Apple fears losing tax breaks, facing higher tax rate plus back taxes in Ireland while Euro regulators investigate; Tim Cook announces he is gay, reactions were varied, not all pleased, but Wired thinks it has so much meaning to the workplace—more down in our Op/Ed section; major court ruling by Circuit Court judge in Virginia Beach grants police right to require your fingerprint to unlock your mobile phone but cannot require your pass code; Microsoft releases new version of Outlook for Mac but only for Office 365 users, more updates coming in 2015; AppleInsider tracking growing reports of WiFi drops following upgrades to Yosemite; former Apple employee, Dave Sobotta, gives kudos to Apple for new iCloud drive; Jony Ive reveals design challenge presented by the Apple Watch; J.D. Power gives Amazon title of best tablet maker?; Seth Rogen to play Woz in Sony's biopic of Steve Jobs; will your next washing machine charge your mobile phone?; The Register reviews the 5K iMac; The Inquirer and Macworld UK review the iPhone 6 Plus; Macworld reviews their 10 days of using Apple Pay; Business Insider says "Apple has forced a huge change at Samsung"; BGR posts some of the best App Store reviews of MCX's CurrentC Apple Pay alternative.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Pay Moves World Closer to Mobile Payment Acceptance: The World Is Gradually Adopting Mobile Payments, But Complete Card Replacement 'Unlikely', MasterCard Says"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:44 AM
  • "Apple says it may lose Irish tax break: Apple says it is at risk of being hit with a higher tax rate and back taxes as European regulators investigate its tax affairs in Ireland."  CNNMoney 8:25 AM
  • "Reaction to Apple CEO announcement that he's gay" CBS News 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook says he is gay. Here's a reminder that not everyone is pleased."  Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:13 AM
  • "Why Tim Cook's 'Proud to Be Gay' Essay Means So Much to the Workplace" Wired 8:42 AM
  • "Police can require cellphone fingerprint, not pass code: A Circuit Court judge has ruled that a criminal defendant can be compelled to give up his fingerprint, but not his pass code, to allow police to open and search his cellphone."  The Virginian-Pilot 7:56 AM
  • "U.S. court rules that phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, but fingerprints aren't" 9to5Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Court rules cops can demand fingerprints, not passcodes, to unlock smartphones" Macworld 11:49 AM
  • "Apple Watch starts countdown on face off with Swiss industry" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:38 AM
OS X
News
  • "Swedish hacker finds 'serious' vulnerability in OS X Yosemite" Techworld Sweden 12:43 PM
  • "Microsoft revamps Outlook for OS X ahead of new Office for Mac version in H2 2015" iDownload Blog 10:15 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new Outlook for Mac, other Office updates coming in 2015" The Verge 10:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Overhauls Outlook for Mac, Promises Word, PowerPoint and Excel in 2015" WSJ Blogs 1:19 PM
  • "Microsoft to Mac Users: Happy Halloween, Here's a New Outlook for Mac" Time 12:35 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Fix or help stem Wi-Fi connectivity problems in OS X" MacIssues 11:08 AM
  • "Users report slow Wi-Fi, dropped connections after upgrading to Apple's OS X Yosemite" AppleInsider 8:30 AM
  • "OS X 10.10 questions include notes about installer packages and Apple ID embedding; printer compatibility; firmware updates; disk formatting changes and boot partitions; network routers; IPSecuritas; and more." MacInTouch 11:07 AM
  • "OS X 10.10 experiences include notes about BIAS Peak, sync glitches, window management; iCloud keychain problems; and BBEdit." MacInTouch 11:07 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "OS X Yosemite: What you need to know before installing" iMore 1:17 PM
  • "iTunes 12 Brings More Power to the Column Browser" Kirkville 8:25 AM
  • "How To Clean Up and Rebuild Apple Mail Data [Yosemite Update] The Mac Observer 10:29 AM
  • "Yosemite: Maximizing Windows & the Green 'Stoplight' Button" The Mac Observer 8:03 AM
  • "Resize and upload images with Acorn and Transmit" Six Colors 8:46 AM
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.10, Yosemite: Notifications" eXtensions 9:10 AM
  • "Free On A Mac: Photos, Meet Stickies" Mac 360 8:02 AM
  • "Free: A Mac Menubar Launcher Finder" Mac 360 8:02 AM
  • "Need Names? Your Mac Can Do That" TeraTalks 8:02 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Apple Closer To A Real Cloud With iCloud" Applepeels 10:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "Apple releases OS X 10.10 Yosemite Open Source Darwin code" 9to5Mac 9:27 AM
  • "Apple Releases 10.10.0 Darwin Source" tonymacx86 9:27 AM
  • "Gabriel's Journey to Yosemite. Shot on RED Epics, edited in Final Cut Pro X" fcp.co 8:32 AM
  • "Study: Mac users prefer MP4 and MOV when it comes to video format usage" AppleDailyReport 8:08 AM
  • "Chronos Announces Business Card Shop 6" Chronos 8:03 AM
  • "Freaky Friday: Free Stuff From Microsoft" Mac 360 8:02 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Jony Ive Says Smartwatch Was Design Challenge" WSJ Blogs 8:57 AM
  • "Trent Reznor on Turning 50 'With Some Sense of Dread,' the Future of Nine Inch Nails and a Top-Secret Apple Project" Billboard 12:45 PM
  • "Android has beaten Apple in the smartphone wars" Computerworld 11:21 AM
  • "Apple loses title of best tablet maker to Amazon in latest J.D. Power rankings" Cult of Mac 8:17 AM
  • "Large Apple Store in Lille, France expected to open next month" 9to5Mac 7:58 AM
  • "France Stores Run Afoul of Video Privacy Rules" ifoAppleStore 8:19 AM
  • "Worldwide smartphone shipments increase 25.2% in 3Q14, tablet shipments increase 11.5%, says IDC" DigiTimes 8:25 AM
  • "Nike's Digital Guru Hints at the Post-FuelBand Future" Wired 8:41 AM
  • "Apple and GTAT: What went wrong - update" Fortune 11:09 AM
  • "Judge to Unseal GT Advanced Bankruptcy Filing Documents" The Mac Observer 10:11 AM
  • "Crippled by Apple, Instagram's Hyperlapse Forgettable as Standalone App" TheStreet 8:58 AM
  • "Seth Rogen bags Woz role in Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic: Another big name added to starry cast and crew" The Register 8:42 AM
  • "Apple Replaces iPad Air That Was Destroyed By NASA Antares Rocket Shockwave" PadGadget 8:46 AM
  • "Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley Launches Low-Cost Smartphone Brand" Time 10:16 AM
  • "Meet Obi: Ex-Apple CEO's new smartphone brand" CNBC 8:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "FCC: A range of net neutrality options remain on the table" PCWorld 11:50 AM
  • "Heartbleed, nude selfie thefts and tweets from beyond the grave: Top 10 2014 tech traumas" V3 11:49 AM
  • "Could your washer really charge your smartphone from across the room?" Engadget 9:29 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Podcast: Discussing Disruption Theory" Tech.pinions 8:10 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Debunk: No, Apple didn't change up iPhone 6 Plus internals to avoid bending"  9to5Mac 12:43 PM
  • "iPhone 6 Bending Problems May Have Quietly Been Fixed"  GottaBeMobile 12:05 PM
  • "iOS 8 app crash rate falls 25% since release" Computerworld 10:59 AM
  • "Apple raises iPhone 6 Plus sales target by 13 million units" Apple Daily Report 8:04 AM
  • "Official: Fondling of Apple's slab declines – iPad sales DOWN in Q3" The Register 10:41 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Le Vamp For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:59 AM
  • "Ride 'Em Rigby -Regular Show For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:59 AM
  • "Crazytarium For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:59 AM
  • "Apple adds 15-inch 2014 Retina MacBook Pros to refurb store" Electronista 8:23 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM

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Reviews
  • "Pixel mania: Apple 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display/Cupertino computer in value for money shocker" The Register 8:42 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Plus review: Phablet is a welcome addition to Apple smartphone range" The Inquirer 9:29 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Plus review: Speed tests, camera and video tests, and Bendgate problems assessed" Macworld UK 8:34 AM
  • "Review: Seidio Ledger Case with Metal Kickstand for the iPhone 6" Run Around Tech 8:49 AM
  • "Griffin Reveal is an unassuming, ho-hum iPhone 6 Plus case" Apple Daily Report 8:05 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Two coasts, 10 days: Macworld's thorough field test of Apple Pay" Macworld 7:59 AM
  • "Zero Age review: use blocks to build new paths to enlightenment" iDownload Blog 12:38 PM
  • "Speed Of Time iOS Game Review" Tapscape 8:49 AM
  • "Hands On: Organ Trail Director's Cut (iOS and Android)" Electronista 8:23 AM
  • "Retry Review: Flappy who? Let Retry wash all those bad bird-related memories away on a cool retro-flavored flight... right into the side of a cliff. Over and over and over again." 148Apps 12:40 PM
  • "Splot Review: Splot is a tight platformer with controls that work surprisingly well for a touch screen device." 148Apps 10:41 AM
  • "Monster Flash Review: Solid shooting and a surprising amount of spooky tension make Monster Flash a great portable piece of Halloween." 148Apps 1:17 PM
  • "Dementia: Book of the Dead Review/A witch hunter is sent after a demonic book in the spooky but short-lived Dementia: Book of the Dead." 148Apps 11:08 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iClarified - iPad - How to Jailbreak Your iPad Air 2, Air, 4, 3, 2, Mini Using Pangu8 (Windows) [iOS 8.1] iClarified 12:37 PM
  • "How to connect to Instant Hotspot on your iPad" iMore 10:41 AM
  • "How to pair the Microsoft Band with the iPhone" iMore 8:33 AM
  • "How to avoid deleting messages when swiping your iPad too briskly" Macworld 8:30 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple is about to kill a whole bunch of apps — or not" The Exchange 10:25 AM
  • "A Higher Purpose For Apple's Sales In Iran" Forbes 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Has Forced A Huge Change At Samsung — As These 2 Phones Unveiled Last Night Show"  Business Insider 8:58 AM
  • "Proposed FCC rules would mean big opportunity for the Apple TV" AppleDailyReport 8:56 AM
  • "The Apple Watch Just Got the Perfect Rival: Microsoft's Band" Wired 8:42 AM
  • "iPhone fans are trashing Apple Pay rival CurrentC in App Store reviews – here are the funniest ones"  BGR 8:27 AM
  • "What Tim Cook's essay means to me" Fortune 8:57 AM
  • "Trolls pop misshapen heads above bridge to hurl abuse at Tim Cook: Apple CEO suffers Twitter attacks after 'I'm proud to be gay' letter" The Register 8:43 AM
  • "Here is the most idiotic reaction to Tim Cook coming out as gay" BGR 8:11 AM
  • "Measuring the Apple Watch opportunity" asymco 8:10 AM
  • "You, Your Mac, Monotony, Or Insanity" NoodleMac 8:02 AM
  • "Here's What's Wrong With iPad Air 2" Mac 360 8:02 AM
  • "Apple And The Problem Of Targets" Mac 360 8:01 AM
  • "Keyboards: iPad Air 2? Or, MacBook Air?" Mac 360 8:01 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Motorola Droid Turbo vs. Google Nexus 6: Android Shootout" PC Magazine 11:46 AM
  • "Mobile devices make sales work more complicated" BetaNews 8:13 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Low Latency 113: Bro band/Out of nowhere, Microsoft debuted a fitness tracking smartwatch called the Band. At first glance, it's kind of awesome." CNET 10:38 AM
  • "How to tell if your iPhone is haunted!" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 8:02 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition' Coming Soon, Held Up in Apple Approval" Touch Arcade 1:17 PM
  • "PadGadget's DIY iPad Project Spotlight: iPad Baby Stroller" PadGadget 11:48 AM
  • "Waterfield Unveils Rugged Outback Slip Case for iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3" PadGadget 10:41 AM
  • "This Apple 3.0 poster is a must-have for every Apple fan" TUAW 8:50 AM
  • "5 iPhone Apps Your Teen Doesn't Want You to Download" Time 8:48 AM
  • "This app uses iOS 8 HealthKit to tell you when you're going to die" Cult of Mac 8:32 AM
  • "'Run Sackboy! Run!' Reunites Us With LittleBigPlanet's Hero" Apple Gazette 8:10 AM
  • "Cydia gets an update and is now bundled with Pangu for iOS 8" AppAdvice 8:09 AM
  • "Brushstroke 2.0 brings iPhone 6 support, new styles, additional colors and more" AppAdvice 8:09 AM
  • "'King of the Highwire' Nik Wallenda Releases Licensed Mobile Game to Commemorate Historic Tightrope Walk Over Downtown Chicago This Sunday" PRNewswire 8:06 AM
  • "Nemetschek Vectorworks and Datacubist Oy Partner to Strengthen IFC Quality Exchange" Architosh 8:04 AM
  • "Kidz Learn Applications releases kidz Play Puzzle 8.0 for iOS & Android" prMac 11:08 AM
  • "Fly to stars and examine the Solar System with Explorium-Space for Kids" prMac 8:31 AM
  • "Flight Unlimited Helicopter for iOS hits the App Store" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Doctor Spin Reinvents Apps with Hilarious Content and Device-Spinning" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Speaking Times Tables HD for iPad - really simple and fun multiplication" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "PhatWare Releases WritePad Handwriting Recognition SDK for iOS 8" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "iOS app aims to reduce healthcare cost and decrease rate of suicide" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "iPad Air 2 Guide - eBook released in time for launch of new device" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "The Cutest Nursery Rhymes Entertain Kids on iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Could Still Win the Future of Health Wearables" Wired 8:40 AM
  • "Why it's smart that Microsoft's wearable is aiming for the middle" The Daily Dot 8:32 AM
  • "7 Ways Satya Nadella's Microsoft Is Completely Transformed" Time 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Stops Selling Windows 8 And Windows 7" Forbes 11:08 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Skylake processor delay to weaken Windows 10 notebook demand" DigiTimes 8:25 AM
  • "Samsung says Microsoft deal invites 'charges of collusion': filing" Reuters 12:40 PM
  • "Samsung asks court to declare it can terminate its Android patent license agreement with Microsoft" Foss Patents 8:21 AM
  • "Tencent, IBM Team Up to Offer Cloud-Based Services for Businesses: Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Expands Cloud-Based Services With Help From IBM" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:50 AM
  • "Tencent, IBM team up to offer cloud-based services for businesses" MarketWatch 8:51 AM
  • "IBM, Tencent Offer Enterprise Cloud In China: IBM partners with Tencent, China's largest Internet company, to offer enterprise-level, industry specific cloud services." InformationWeek 8:54 AM
  • "IBM SoftLayer to build Chinese cloud presence with help from Tencent" Gigaom 8:32 AM
  • "IBM and China's Tencent Begin Cloud Partership" 24/7 Wall St. 8:03 AM
  • "HP's New PC Can Project a Touchscreen Onto Your Desk" Wired 8:40 AM
  • "Intel settlement means cheap round for anyone who bought Pentium 4 processor" The Inquirer 8:38 AM
  • "Why AMD has a strong hold in the game console market" Market Realist 12:38 PM
  • "Why AMD announces layoffs like other technology peers have" Market Realist 8:51 AM
  • "More notebook brands shifting focus to gaming models, say sources" DigiTimes 8:25 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Inc. Stock At All-Time Highs: Is It Still a Buy?" The Motley Fool 9:29 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Huge gains for LinkedIn, GoPro, Groupon as tech stocks surge" MarketWatch 10:35 AM
  • "Stocks in record territory as Japan index leaps" USA Today 11:12 AM
  • "Stock Market Today: Stocks Hit New Highs as Japan Boosts Stimulus" TheStreet 11:12 AM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stocks: S&P 500, Dow Hit Record Levels" Marketwatch 11:12 AM
  • "Major U.S. Exchanges Say Trades During Day-Ago Technical Glitch to Stand: Major Bourses to Keep Transactions From One-Hour Outage on Thursday Afternoon Valid" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:11 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Nikkei rallies to seven-year high after BOJ surprise stimulus/Other Asia stocks rally, Japan index positive for the year" MarketWatch 8:54 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks rally after surprise Japan stimulus/FTSE heads for best week since February" MarketWatch 8:54 AM

 
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