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  • "Apple To Abandon Lightning Port? iPhone's Next Massive Gamble"  Forbes 6:16 AM
  • "Revealed: Apple to create stunning new HQ at Battersea Power Station: Apple is to create a spectacular new London headquarters at Battersea Power Station in a massive coup for the developers behind the £9 billion project."  London Evening Standard 7:32 AM
  • "Apple to Move Into London's Battersea Power Station: iPhone maker said it is planning to move into the site in 2021" [Paid Membership Required] 9:30 AM
  • "'Social' Becomes Key Battleground for Streaming Music Providers: J.D. Power Finds Customer Satisfaction Highest When Listeners Share Playlists, Follow Other Users" ["Apple Music ranks highest among the streaming music brands included in the study, with an overall score of 834. Apple leads with the highest score in three of the six measures, performing particularly well in performance and reliability, content and ease of use. Rhapsody ranks second with an overall score of 826 and performs particularly well in the cost of service and communication measures."] PRNewswire 7:29 AM
  • "Apple Calls In Rock Star iPhone And Mac Hackers For Secret Bug Bounty Bash" Forbes 6:54 AM
  • "Mossberg: Running Windows 10 and macOS Sierra together/The new Parallels 12 does the job well, even on aging hardware" The Verge 9:05 AM
  • "5 hidden macOS Sierra features" Cult of Mac 9:30 AM
  • "How to disable macOS's hotspot login float-over window" Macworld 7:20 AM
  • "How to turn on/off read receipts in macOS Sierra's Messages: Read Receipts let the person you are communicating with know when you have received and read their message." Macworld 6:57 AM
  • "System Preferences in macOS, Sierra: Date & Time" eXtensions 8:49 AM
  • "iOS 10: Managing Siri's Third Party App Voice Control" The Mac Observer 10:20 AM
  • "Share a Live Feed of Your Keynote Presentation" MacMost 10:12 AM
  • "How to make your hard drive icons show up in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 7:04 AM
  • "Choose A Browser On Your Mac" Mac360 7:27 AM
  • "Put A Magnifier On Your Mac's Screen" Mac360 8:49 AM
Press Releases
  • "MacID update brings improvements for iOS 10, watchOS 3, and macOS Sierra" iDownload Blog 6:16 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Your health insurance might score you an Apple Watch: Insurer Aetna will subsidize a 'significant portion' of its cost." Engadget 6:57 AM
  • "Health insurer Aetna wants to pay for your Apple Watch" The Next Web 8:59 AM
  • "Aetna to give away 50K Apple Watches to its employees, subsidize others for customers" Computerworld 9:15 AM
  • "Aetna insurance will subsidize the Apple Watch" CNNMoney 9:05 AM
  • "iPhone 7 to launch in South Korea on October 14" ZDNet 7:13 AM
  • "Drake's 'Views' is the first album to hit 1 billion Apple Music streams" CNET 6:54 AM
  • "A 'safe' Note7 exploded and destroyed this guy's MacBook Pro with it" Mashable 6:50 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: 'Here's to the crazy ones...'" Cult of Mac 9:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Mobile phones deliver infection risk in the workplace according to new study" ZDNet 10:16 AM
  • "Snap's Spectacles come with an impressive pedigree" CNET 9:05 AM
  • "BlackBerry is done making smartphones: But the brand will still be attached to handsets." Engadget 6:57 AM
  • "Samsung still has a problem with exploding phones in China" Business Insider 7:04 AM
  • "Here's why Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall will have a temporary impact on earnings" CNBC 6:53 AM
  • "Brad Pitt isn't dead, so don't click that dodgy link on Facebook" The Next Web 6:10 AM
  • "Connected #110: Swimsuits and Sunglasses For Dogs/This week Federico struggles to use the new W1-enabled Beats with his new iPhone 7, Myke shares some thoughts on Snapchat Spectacles, and Stephen is away so the Europeans join Snapchat on-air." Relay FM 9:09 AM
  • "The Committed Podcast on the iPhone 7's Portrait Mode and macOS Sierra" Kirkville 7:10 AM
  • "The new Memories feature in Apple Photos is a great way to organize, watch and share your photos. It's also a good way to check if your photo metadata is correct." The MT Show 6:50 AM
  • "Apple is quietly developing 'iPhone 8' hardware in Israel: Apple is using an office in Israel to develop hardware for the 'iPhone 8,' which is expected to be released next year with a radical redesign, according to an employee at the site."  Business Insider 6:54 AM
  • "Sketchy report from Apple offices in Israel says 2017 phone is being referred to as the iPhone 8" 9to5Mac 6:53 AM
  • "Apple Employee Mentions Work on 'iPhone 8' is Ongoing in Israel Offices" MacRumors 7:32 AM
  • "Apple increasing part and component orders for iPhone 7, say touch panel makers" DigiTimes 6:07 AM
  • "Apple reportedly increasing iPhone 7 component orders heading into Q4 2016" 9to5Mac 6:07 AM
  • "Apple continues to boost iPhone 7 orders" Cult of Mac 9:10 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:54 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:54 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6:54 AM

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  • "Apple iPhone 7 camera review: better than ever"  DxOMark 6:05 AM
  • "Blow up: iPhone 7 Plus uses digital zoom instead of optical more often than you'd expect" Macworld 7:32 AM
  • "Raumfeld wireless speaker system review" The Gadgeteer 10:06 AM
  • "The Zorro Macsk shows why we don't have touchscreen Macs" Apple World Today 7:04 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "7 great iMessage games you'll play with friends" Apple Must 8:53 AM
  • "How-To: Prioritize app downloads on iOS 10 after performing a restore [Video] 9to5Mac 9:05 AM
  • "watchOS 3 guide: 15 essential tips to transform your Apple Watch" Macworld 6:57 AM
  • "The perfect jailbroken iPhone: iOS 9 edition" iDownload Blog 7:10 AM
  • "Apple UK HQ moving to iconic Battersea Power Station" Apple Must 10:16 AM
  • "Apple's opening a massive new HQ campus in the U.K." Cult of Mac 10:16 AM
  • "iOS 11 wish list: Touch ID and password lock for every app" iMore 10:15 AM
  • "Wish list: People should be able to pick cover photos for Memories" iMore 9:30 AM
  • "What Happened To That Boring iPhone?" Mac360 8:49 AM
  • "Apple Watch Has An Interesting And Growing Multiple Personality Disorder" Mac360 8:49 AM
  • "Here Comes Another New Apple Product" NoodleMac 8:49 AM
  • "The bliss of being 396 miles from my lost smartphone" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:48 AM
  • "Spending Too Much Time on Your Phone? Try a Digital Detox" Wired 6:52 AM
  • "Time to Kill Security Questions—or Answer Them With Lies" Wired 6:51 AM
  • "Snapchat is making a spectacle of itself!" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 6:03 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Sao Paulo joins list of cities with Apple Maps transit directions" AppleInsider 9:05 AM
  • "August Doorbell Cam gains motion detection and video recording features" 9to5Mac 9:05 AM
  • "Google adds an Incognito search mode on iOS" Engadget 6:57 AM
  • "iOS 10.0.2 restores full functionality to Kevo smart lock's touch-to-open feature" 9to5Mac 6:07 AM
  • "Occipital brings room-scale VR to iPhone with $500 dev kit headset" AppleInsider 6:07 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Moscow to Microsoft: We're ditching Outlook, Exchange on 600,000 machines/Putin's edict for Russian government authorities to buy local rather than foreign software appears to be taking effect." ZDNet 6:12 AM
  • "Microsoft is no longer Russia's first choice of software provider" The Next Web 6:09 AM
  • "Moscow to replace Microsoft with home-grown email system" V3 7:01 AM
  • "Understanding Microsoft's cloud application platform" CIO 6:51 AM
  • "Here's how Microsoft's chairman is fighting hackers" CNBC 7:12 AM
  • "IBM Watson's new job: third grade math teacher" Engadget 6:57 AM
  • "IBM hopes its tailored Swift will lure you onto BlueMix cloud" The Register 6:57 AM
  • "HP Inc: No DRM in our 3D printers, we swear (unlike our 2D ones)" The Register 6:57 AM
  • "EFF slams HP's printer DRM that forces the use of official ink cartridges" BetaNews 7:09 AM
  • "How AMD's powerful Zen chip flouts the SoC stereotype" PCWorld 6:47 AM
  • "Oracle denied new trial in copyright dispute with Google over Java" IDG News Service 6:47 AM
  • "Cloud Hangs Over Oracle Conference: We're skeptical of the company's embrace of infrastructure as a service." Morningstar 6:14 AM
  • "SAP to invest 2 billion euros in Internet of Things by end 2020" Reuters 6:15 AM
  • "Biggest ever quantum chip announced, but scientists aren't buying it" The Verge 7:09 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Jim Cramer -- Apple Shares Will Go Higher" TheStreet 10:11 AM
  • "Cramer's Stop Trading: Apple/CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he is watching Apple." CNBC Videos 10:11 AM
  • "Apple's New Storage Pricing Could Hurt Average Selling Prices" The Motley Fool 8:59 AM
  • "Get out of Apple stock before it slides 20% this year, analyst says" CNBC 7:32 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks edge higher for second session: Higher oil prices boost energy shares" MarketWatch 8:59 AM
  • "Stocks Edge Higher as Crude Oil Bounces Back: Stocks inch higher on Wednesday morning as crude oil rebounds from a major selloff a day earlier." TheStreet 8:58 AM
  • "Stocks push higher after post-debate rally" USA Today 8:58 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Steady as Oil Prices Rise: Bank shares show signs of a nascent recovery in Europe" [Paid Membership Required] 8:58 AM
  • "Bank jitters pull Nikkei lower, as Asian markets lose ground: Oil prices also weigh on stocks" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "European stocks gain and trim monthly loss as oil companies, Deutsche Bank rally: Embattled German bank strikes deal to sell insurance unit" MarketWatch 8:57 AM

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