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  • "Why iTunes, apps and services may be key to Apple's future"  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:51 AM
  • "Apple Hints New Products Near With Bigger IPhones Looming" Bloomberg 8:54 AM
  • "With Yosemite public beta, Apple's more open than ever"  Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "Apple's Cook: 'Best execution' since I took over/CNBC's Josh Lipton spoke to Apple's CEO Tim Cook about earnings, tablets and margins. Cook said he was not concerned iPad sales. CNBC's John Fortt provides insight" [Video Report]  CNBC 10:27 AM
  • "Apple Profit Healthy: All Eyes On Fall/Sales of iPads proved disappointing, but Apple posted strong iPhone, Mac, and iTunes numbers. The big test comes next quarter." InformationWeek 8:58 AM
  • "Apple margin concerns fade, focus shifts to iPhone launch" Reuters 8:58 AM
  • "Cook: Apple has made 30 acquisitions thus far in fiscal 2014" MacNN 8:43 AM
  • "5 takeaways from the Apple earnings call: Apple's doing great in China, not so well in tablets, and R&D spending is increasing" IDG News Service 8:13 AM
  • "Apple gains China traction, but is it enough?" CNBC 9:56 AM
  • "The Apple/IBM deal: iOS claims the IoT/The partnership announced last week isn't just about selling more iPhones. It's part of a big push into the Internet of Things." Computerworld 9:05 AM
  • "Apple's Big Deal With IBM Will Help Boost Its Business Sales" Seeking Alpha 9:45 AM
  • "Apple: OS X Yosemite public beta arrives Thursday" Macworld 8:17 AM
  • "Apple's public beta for OS X Yosemite begins tomorrow" Engadget 8:33 AM
  • "Apple is giving one million Mac users access to the OS X Yosemite public beta tomorrow" The Next Web 9:47 AM
  • "10 things you need to know before installing public OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta" iDownload Blog 10:04 AM
  • "Preview: A closer look at OS X Yosemite, just in time for the public beta" Ars Technica 8:15 AM
  • "OS X Yosemite preview: the Mac gets a major makeover" Engadget 8:33 AM
  • "Mac OS X Yosemite preview: Back to the Mac, again" The Verge 9:56 AM
  • "The Mac Never Looked So Good: OS X Yosemite Beta [Preview] Mashable 9:32 AM
  • "OS X Yosemite public beta: What you need to know" Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Apple's OS X Yosemite Beta Preview" TechCrunch 8:17 AM
  • "How to Download Apple OS X Yosemite" Mashable 9:32 AM
  • "How to join together audiobook tracks" Macworld 8:52 AM
  • "Save Time by Automating the Mac" Tuts+ 8:42 AM
  • "Simplify Math With Soulver" Tuts+ 8:41 AM
  • "Snapheal review: Make those background objects in your photos go away" Macworld 7:35 AM
  • "Dreamweaver CC 2014 review: Web design and development tool gets even more visual" Macworld 7:35 AM
  • "Mac 101: Use Spotlight to quickly solve math problems" TUAW 10:37 AM
  • "How to Add a Signature to PDFs with Mac Preview" LAPTOP Magazine 8:36 AM
  • "Quoting Text In Mail Replies" MacMost 8:43 AM
  • "Why it makes sense for iOS 8 and Yosemite to launch separately" BGR 8:45 AM
Press Releases
  • "ArtRage for iPhone Painting App Free During Comic-Con 2014 July 24-27 - ArtRage 4.5 with 64-bit Engine Releasing August 11" Thomas PR 10:06 AM
  • "Castle Of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Coming To Mac" Inside Mac Games 8:52 AM
  • "A conference about people, not tech. CocoaLove highlights the iOS/Mac community's passions, challenges, and triumphs." CocoaLove 7:32 AM
  • "Dear Panda Announces Switcher, an Improved App Switcher for Mac OS X" prMac 7:30 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple & AT&T begin sending $40 checks to original 3G iPad buyers" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Apple faces class-action lawsuit over staff breaks, unpaid paychecks" The Inquirer 9:54 AM
  • "Duo sentenced to 14 years for Apple Phishing scheme" CSO 8:52 AM
  • "Why iPad art is more than a passing fad — though you soon might smell it" Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
  • "7 things copycat Xioami blatantly ripped off from Apple" Cult of Android 8:08 AM
  • "Booking Apple's in-store training sessions is now easier than ever" Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "EveryAppleVideo - The Largest Apple Video Archive" MacTrast 8:43 AM
  • "Samsung actually makes a solid ad, too bad new spokesperson Kelly Slater is an iPhone user" 9to5Mac 9:57 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Watch LG's Flexible Display Bend And Curl In This New Video" Business Insider 10:39 AM
  • "The never-advertised, always coveted headphones built and sold in Brooklyn" Ars Technica 7:56 AM
  • "Motorola shows off digital tattoo to unlock your phone" 9to5Google 7:39 AM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 66: The Airport Extreme disaster" iDownload Blog 8:38 AM
  • "Apple 'tentatively' plans mid-September iPhone event as iOS 8 nears completion"  9to5Mac 9:57 AM
  • "iOS 8 beta 5 to be released August 4th, beta 6 on August 15th" BGR 10:23 AM
  • "Apple tech note illuminates purported 'backdoor' services" Macworld 9:57 AM
  • "iOS diagnostic services, their uses and protections, outline by Apple in response to 'backdoor' allegations" iMore 8:11 AM
  • "Forensics Expert Says Apple May Have Admitted to iOS Backdoor" Apple Gazette 8:18 AM
  • "Apple denies intentionally compromising iOS security, explains 'backdoor' features" BGR 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Patent Diagrams Plans for 'iTime' Smartwatch" The Wire 8:43 AM
  • "Apple patent involves the use of biometric info to access your iOS device" Apple Daily Report 7:33 AM
  • "Mid-2011 MacBook Air EFI update causing crashes, other issues" Electronista 8:07 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Bonza Word Puzzle For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:02 AM
  • "Pou For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:02 AM
  • "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $3.99)" Apple Sliced 9:02 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:27 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:27 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:27 AM

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  • "Apple Time Capsule vs. AirPort Extreme vs. AirPort Express review: pick the right Wi-Fi base station" Macworld UK 8:52 AM
  • "Review: Solus Headphones-Big Sound, Better Price" MacTrast 8:42 AM
  • "iDevices Kitchen Thermometer Mini review: Now we're cooking" TechHive 7:35 AM
  • "Improve your Mac gaming with Razer's Kraken Pro headset and Taipan mouse" iMore 8:10 AM
  • "Review: Ballistic Case Urbanite Case for the iPhone 5 and 5s" Run Around Tech 9:46 AM
  • "Hands on: Power Support Air Jacket for iPhone 5s, iPad Air" Electronista 8:07 AM
  • "The Vanatoo Transparent One Speakers Blend Powerful Bass and Crystal Clear Highs to Perfection" TekRevue 7:32 AM
  • "Griffith Backpack is light, durable, and doesn't call attention to itself" Apple Daily Report 7:33 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on: Fantastical 2.1 for iPhone & iPad adds snooze, invitation/birthday notifications, keyboard shortcuts, more" 9to5Mac 9:31 AM
  • "Another location sharing app launches in App Store, but PlaceUs might actually be useful" VentureBeat 10:39 AM
  • "Walk this way: 6 pedometer apps for iPhone" TechHive 7:35 AM
  • "ABODO iOS App Review" Tapscape 9:41 AM
  • "Appidemic: Blackwell 3: Convergence for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" TechnologyTell 7:56 AM
  • "Secret Files Tunguska Review: Offering traditional adventuring with no fear of in-app purchases, Secret Files Tunguska is sure to entertain fans of the genre." 148Apps 8:18 AM
  • "How To Use The iOS 7 Compass App" MacTrast 8:42 AM
  • "How to lock focus in the Camera app for iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:10 AM
  • "3 Tips to Prevent iPhone Overheating & Temperature Warnings" OS X Daily 9:46 AM
  • "5 basic iOS tips everyone needs to know" Cult of Mac 9:28 AM
  • "Why Reports of the iPad's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated" TheStreet 10:36 AM
  • "Apple's 36% Boost in Research and Development Spending Points to Strong Product Pipeline" MacRumors 10:05 AM
  • "Opinion: Will the iPad be left behind in the shift to larger iPhones?" 9to5Mac 9:57 AM
  • "Tim Cook Just Made The Case For A Low-Priced iPhone"  Forbes 9:55 AM
  • "All the Apple iPhone 6 rumors you need to know" Computerworld 7:33 AM
  • "How to put a negative spin on a record breaking Apple earnings report" TUAW 10:05 AM
  • "'Inside Scoop': Mixed Results for Apple's Q3" [Video Report] Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 8:50 AM
  • "Cassandra: Apple Post-Q3 2014 Analysis and Comments" eXtensions 8:09 AM
  • "Apple's 80 Million iPhone 6 Bet" Tapscape 7:32 AM
  • "Comcast memo: Retention rep from hell 'did what we trained him to do'" Houston Chronicle 9:41 AM
  • "You Are Being Tracked Online By A Sneaky New Technology -- Here's What You Need To Know" Forbes 9:09 AM
  • "The Reviews Are In: Amazon's Fire Phone Is No iPhone Or Galaxy S5 Killer" Business Insider 9:43 AM
  • "How Amazon's New Fire Phone Stacks Up Against The Competition" Business Insider 9:43 AM
  • "Amazon Fire Phone Review: Full of Gimmicks, Lacking Basics/Offers Innovations Against Apple's iPhone, Samsung's Galaxy; Also Battery, App Issues" [Paid Membership Required] 9:33 AM
  • "Early reviews very chilly concerning Amazon's Fire Phone" Cult of Android 8:08 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "New, updated, and discounted apps: Fantastical 2, Canabalt, Actions, and more!" iMore 10:04 AM
  • "'Zombie Road Trip Trials' Update Gets 'Flappy Golf'-ified" Touch Arcade 10:04 AM
  • "Former Google Maps architect launches PlaceUs, an iPhone app for smart location sharing" The Next Web 9:47 AM
  • "DJ Dan Deacon on Music Apps" Wired 9:33 AM
  • "FiftyThree Releases SDK So Third-Party Developers Can Build Apps Around Its Pencil Stylus" TechCrunch 8:18 AM
  • "First look at Fleksy's upcoming keyboard launching alongside iOS 8" 9to5Mac 8:17 AM
  • "ECOXGEAR announces Ecostone rugged Bluetooth speaker" Coolest Gadgets 7:53 AM
  • "Apple co-Founder Threatens To Leave Facebook Over Data Ownership Concerns" SocialSafe 7:48 AM
  • "Electronic Arts confirms that a new Peggle game for mobile is inbound" AppAdvice 7:48 AM
  • "Kingston Digital Ships Large Capacity Near 1TB SSD" MacPrices 7:33 AM
  • "Can't Manage A Standing Desk? Meet Cubii, The Sitting Exerciser" ["It also includes a Bluetooth radio and there's a companion app — so your underdesk mileage can be quantified. Top marks for tapping the zeitgeist there, Cubii."] TechCrunch 7:29 AM
  • "Together for iPad and iPhone 1.0 Now Available" prMac 8:52 AM
  • "MonApps introduces Mouse Hunter 1.0 for iOS - Hunt Down Mice" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "GO! Messenger: Most Unusual Messenger For iOS" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "3D Turbo Cross Racing for iOS and Google Android Speeds to the Top" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "eWallet Password Management App Adds Secure Cross-device Cloud Syncing" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "Rocket Math Launches New Math Facts Fluency App for Kids K - 5th" prMac 7:30 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft CEO affirms one Windows for all devices: Satya Nadella says in no uncertain terms that the 'three' Windows operating systems will merge into one OS." CNET 7:37 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO to Bring Windows Software Together As One" Digital Trends 8:07 AM
  • "Windows development set to be 'unified' by Microsoft" BBC 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft tops revenue forecast but profit falls short: New CEO Nadella talked about emphasizing productivity offerings and the cloud, but gave no new details on the company's wide-ranging layoff plan." Seattle Times 9:34 AM
  • "Microsoft revenue lifted by cloud sales to businesses: Revenue was up by 18 percent, but profits for the quarter were down" IDG News Service 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft revenue up 18%, beating expectations, but profits come up short" GeekWire 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's Q4 FY2014 earnings by the numbers" BetaNews 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways/Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems." InformationWeek 8:58 AM
  • "Disappearing Act: Xbox Sales Plummet While Microsoft's Other Devices Continue To Struggle" Forbes 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms it was working on Surface Mini" BetaNews 7:54 AM
  • "HP and Microsoft prove it again: Big Business Doesn't Create Jobs" The Register 9:35 AM
  • "HP's Machine and IBM's $3bn R&D splash – aka how to survive Google" The Register 9:36 AM
  • "Intel unveils SSD Pro 2500 Series offering secure, power-efficient laptop and tablet storage" V3 9:47 AM
  • "AMD's turnaround hits a snag, repelling investors" MarketWatch 10:29 AM
  • "Oracle builds on BlueKai acquisition with Data Cloud: Data-as-a-service offering does the heavy lifting when it comes to delivering consumer data, Oracle says" IDG News Service 8:13 AM
  • "Oracle sets out to redefine the data-driven enterprise" BetaNews 7:53 AM
  • "Oracle delivers PRISM for business in the shape of cloud-based Data as a Service" V3 9:48 AM
  • "Attack of the clones: Oracle's latest Red Hat Linux lookalike arrives" The Register 9:36 AM
  • "Is the PC back?" asymco 10:05 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple R&D spending spiked $425M last quarter, reaching record $1.6B" AppleInsider 10:36 AM
  • "Wells Fargo: AAPL Q3 was Meh, but the Future Looks Bright" The Mac Observer 9:51 AM
  • "Here's What This Apple Shareholder Thinks About That Apple Quarter..." Business Insider 9:42 AM
  • "Apple Is Still Worth $113 After Results" Seeking Alpha 8:38 AM
  • "Should Apple Really Be Rallying to 52-Week Highs After Earnings?" 24/7 Wall St. 10:36 AM
  • "Apple And Amazon Now At High Risk Levels?" Forbes 10:35 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple, Microsoft fuel broad tech gains/Investors get behind latest results from tech bellwethers" MarketWatch 10:24 AM
  • "Stock Market Today: S&P 500 Gets Earnings Lift and Pushes to a Record High" TheStreet 10:25 AM
  • "Investors take a breather: Investors shifted focus to improving corporate earnings Wednesday as geopolitical jitters eased slightly." CNNMoney 10:25 AM
  • "Corporate earnings gains drive US stocks higher; Comcast, Lockheed and Chipotle rise" Associated Press 9:00 AM
  • "Tech Stocks Boosted by Earnings News: Apple Shares Rally After iPhone Maker Reports Results" [Paid Membership Required] 10:26 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks close at fresh high of the year/Japan stocks slip on a stronger yen" MarketWatch 8:59 AM
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 10 a.m." Associated Press 10:25 AM

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