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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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  • "Apple's Project Titan Is Not About Building a Car: If Cupertino was killing Project Titan, why would it bring back Bob Mansfield?"  PC Magazine 7:38 AM
  • "The Latest Hint That Apple's Gearing Up to Make Cars" Tom's Guide 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Said to Expand HealthKit From Tracker to Diagnosis Tool"  Bloomberg 7:07 AM
  • "Here is Apple's smart plan for digital health: Apple is going to be good for your health" Computerworld 9:47 AM
  • "Apple developing new Apple Watch sleep tracking and heart rate apps, expansion of HealthKit" 9to5Mac 9:10 AM
  • "Apple Facing European Commission's Tax Ruling Without a Lobbying Presence in Brussels" MacRumors 7:38 AM
  • "Report: Apple Developing Siri-Based Echo Rival" PC Magazine 9:10 AM
  • "Apple acquires machine learning startup TupleJump" BetaNews 7:12 AM
  • "IBM unlocks all the server-side capabilities now available in Swift 3.0" iDownload Blog 9:10 AM
  • "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
  • "The Future Of Email On A Mac" Mac360 7:43 AM
  • "Feature Request: Siri's arrival on Mac makes it all the more important for it to be bilingual" 9to5Mac 9:53 AM
  • "Sierra: The Honeymoon's Over?" Rixstep 6:48 AM
Press Releases
  • "Pixel Film Studios Releases Pro3rd Web Volume 5 for Final Cut Pro X" PRWeb 7:49 AM
  • "Pixel Film Studios Production Team Releases ProClone for Final Cut Pro X" PRWeb 7:49 AM
  • "Mac Data Recovery Guru 4.0 Has Ability to Scan Unmountable Disk Images" prMac 7:05 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple begins removing zombie apps from the App Store" iDownload Blog 9:53 AM
  • "Top Apple analyst expects fewer iPhone 7 sales than iPhone 6s garnered in 2015" iDownload Blog 7:58 AM
  • "Analyst Kuo Escalates 2016 iPhone 7 Sales Estimates – Sales to Still be Below iPhone 6s" MacTrast 7:58 AM
  • "KGI Raises Apples Unit Sales Estimates" Forbes 6:59 AM
  • "Jet Black iPhones Face Global Shortage as New Color Proves Difficult to Manufacture" MacRumors 9:17 AM
  • "Apple has opened its first retail store in Mexico" Cult of Mac 9:09 AM
  • "Pegatron CEO slams analysts, 'cautiously optimistic' about Apple iPhone 7 sales" AppleInsider 7:58 AM
  • "IBM, Apple, Google And Think, Think, Think: This Week In Tech History" Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs announces $161 million loss for Apple" Cult of Mac 9:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google reportedly revealing all-new OS and laptop in October" The Next Web 10:09 AM
  • "Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7 has battery problems too" BetaNews 9:10 AM
  • "Ad blocking usage is up more than 10 percent from last year" Mashable 9:09 AM
  • "Oops. Apple has seriously weakened iOS 10 backups against password hackers: A blunder that Apple made in iOS 10 has weakened the encryption of iPhone data when backed up to iTunes." ZDNet 7:38 AM
  • "Apple to crunch iOS 10 local backup password brute force hole" The Register 6:59 AM
  • "Foxconn permitted to repair iPhone at subsidiary in Shanxi, China, says paper" DigiTimes 7:39 AM
  • "iOS 10 discussion includes security flaws in iTunes backups, fingerprint/Touch ID issues, the 10.0.2 update, Apple Notes compatibility and update issues." MacInTouch 6:55 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:47 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:47 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:47 AM

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  • "Apple Watch Series 2 review: A faster, brighter fitness machine" Macworld 7:05 AM
  • "Hands-on with the new ceramic Apple Watch Edition Series 2 – unboxing and review [Video] 9to5Mac 10:42 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Plus Review: Save Your Money For The iPhone 8 (Or A Chinese Phone) Instead" Forbes 6:59 AM
  • "iPhone 7 review: Socketless upgrade is a gamble by Apple" The National 7:54 AM
  • "iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Which is the best smartphone to buy in 2016?" Alphr 7:56 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Plus vs Honor 8: Battle of the (fake) Bokeh!" iMore 9:11 AM
  • "AirPods: Just as bad as you thought they'd be/No matter how much you love Apple gear, you're going to have trouble loving AirPods" Computerworld 9:11 AM
  • "Picture Keeper Connect review: Simple photo backup for the entire family" Macworld 9:10 AM
  • "Wiebetech Ultradock v5.5 review" IT.Enquirer 10:29 AM
  • "Belkin PowerHouse Charge Dock review – Brings iPhone 7, Apple Watch 2 together" Product Reviews Net 7:55 AM
  • "Pokémon Go Plus improves the grind, but it can be obnoxious/Boosting inventories and hatching eggs faster: it's like a wearable cheat code." Macworld 7:38 AM
  • "The NuGuard KX is an excellent protective case for the iPhone 7/7 Plus" Apple World Today 7:12 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Weather Underground adds personalized 'Smart Forecasts' to iOS app" Apple World Today 7:12 AM
  • "Use Your iPhone As a Magnifying Glass" MacMost 9:55 AM
  • "How to set up a new Apple Watch: Set up Apple Watch, Apple Watch Series 1 or Apple Watch Series 2, pair your Apple Watch with an iPhone, download apps, and get started" Macworld UK 7:54 AM
  • "How to Stream the Clinton/Trump Presidential Debate on Your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV" The Mac Observer 9:48 AM
  • "How to watch and stream tonight's Clinton/Trump 2016 Presidential debate on Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Mac & the web" 9to5Mac 7:44 AM
  • "How to quickly filter emails on iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 7:12 AM
  • "How to customize workout metrics on Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 7:12 AM
  • "I Think We've Reached 'Peak Mac" Mac360 8:50 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
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Introducing 'Photos: A Take Control Crash Course'" Six Colors 10:38 AM
  • "This levitating charger won't let your iPhone 7 down" Cult of Mac 10:38 AM
  • "Plex Cloud beta puts your media server in the cloud using unlimited Amazon Drive storage" 9to5Mac 9:53 AM
  • "Adorable Baby Sticker Packs for iMessage" AppAdvice 9:52 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of September 26: Adam Christianson, GoPro, Augmented Reality and iOS 10" The MUG Center 8:02 AM
  • "Smart Wearables in Healthcare, 2016-2030 - 250 Smart Wearables Developed by Over 150 Companies - Research and Markets" PRNewswire 7:49 AM
  • "Mort's Minions introduced for iOS - A Retro Side-Scrolling RPG Adventure" prMac 7:05 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Watch the 2016 Microsoft Ignite keynote addresses" Windows Central 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft, Adobe ink cloud partnership" Ars Technica 8:58 AM
  • "Adobe partners with Microsoft to use Azure as 'preferred solution' for cloud services" GeekWire 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft announces new versions of Windows Server and System Center, teases 'AI supercomputer'" GeekWire 8:57 AM
  • "Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 will be generally available in October" Neowin 8:54 AM
  • "Review: Microsoft Windows Server 2016 steps up security, cloud support" Computerworld 8:54 AM
  • "GeekWire Live Blog: Microsoft Azure chief Scott Guthrie at Ignite 2016" GeekWire 8:51 AM
  • "Google, Salesforce, Microsoft eyeing Twitter: reports" domain-b 8:31 AM
  • "Acer Liquid Jade Primo review: Acer bets big on a Windows phone as your next PC" PCWorld Australia 8:15 AM
  • "IBM, The NSF And UC San Francisco Combine To Power Up The Exciting World Of Cellular Engineering" Forbes 8:10 AM
  • "Walkbase Launches IoT Platform For Retail on IBM's THINK Marketing" realwire 8:09 AM
  • "IBM, Apple, Google And Think, Think, Think: This Week In Tech History" Forbes 8:09 AM
  • "HP Inc leads dwindling HCP market in India: IDC" IndiaTimes 8:04 AM
  • "HP launches world's smallest All-in-One Printer" Busiess Today 8:02 AM
  • "HP admits rejecting non-HP ink cartridges - it was deliberate and won't release fix" The Guru of 3D 7:57 AM
  • "Microsoft is now selling the HP Elite x3, with delivery in '3-7 business days'" Neowin 7:57 AM
  • "Lenovo is bringing biometric security to PC payments" IT PRO 7:44 AM
  • "Researchers think chaos theory can get us past Moore's Law" Engadget 7:43 AM
  • "Amazon and Intel invest €107 million in gesture control" InAvate 7:41 AM
  • "AMD Is A Buy - Cramer's Lightning Round (9/23/16)" Seeking Alpha 7:38 AM
  • "Kenyan Company-Smart Application International Shines At Oracle Excellence Awards 2016" allAfrica 7:35 AM
  • "Oracle's on-prem cloud plan is mostly Engineered Systems" Channel Register 7:34 AM
  • "Can Cisco's Big Acquisitive Appetite Hurt The Dividend?" Seeking Alpha 7:33 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Is Now Boring Enough to Buy for This $37 Billion Fund Manager" Bloomberg 7:50 AM
Industry News
  • "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." [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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