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Apple/Macintosh
  • "U.S. warns EU: Don't hit Apple with a massive tax bill/The United States has sent a message to the European Union: Stop your tax crackdown on American companies or be prepared to suffer the consequences."  CNNMoney 7:32 AM
  • "US criticises EU tax probes ahead of Apple ruling" ["Apple has been accused of sheltering billions of pounds in profit in the Republic of Ireland tax-free, under a deal it reached with Irish authorities. JP Morgan, an investment banker for Apple, has said the company could face a bill for $19bn (£14.3bn) in a worst-case scenario."] BBC 8:17 AM
  • "US sends nastygram to European Union over alleged Apple tax dodging: Brussels' officials once again deny accusations of bias against US firms." Ars Technica 7:55 AM
  • "US companies braced for tax shake-up as Apple feud escalates" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:46 AM
  • "5 things Tim Cook has done better than Steve Jobs: Apple has shipped billions back to investors in five years under Cook"  MarketWatch 8:28 AM
  • "Would Steve Jobs Have Been a Better Apple CEO Than Tim Cook? Apple stock has done merely okay under Cook's watch, but that doesn't mean it would have fared better under Jobs."  The Motley Fool 7:46 AM
  • "Apple's stock has gotten a bad rap under Tim Cook: Apple became the most valuable U.S. company under Cook, but under Jobs it went from 459th to second"  MarketWatch 7:42 AM
  • "Apple's Cook Reaped $373 Million in Stock in Five Years as CEO" Bloomberg 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Weighs iPhone Video Editing App in Renewed Push on Social: Apple Inc., seeking to capitalize on the popularity of social networks, is developing a video sharing and editing application and is testing new related features for its iPhone and iPad operating systems."  Bloomberg 7:22 AM
  • "Apple is creating its own Snapchat, says Bloomberg" The Verge 7:40 AM
  • "Apple hopes to stake fresh space in social media" Computerworld 7:47 AM
OS X
News
  • "macOS Sierra Code Suggests 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 Ports Coming To Future Macs" Redmond Pie 7:33 AM
  • "String in macOS Sierra beta code points to possible USB 3.1 Gen 2, Thunderbolt 3 support in future Mac hardware" O'Grady's PowerPage 7:26 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Controlling a Mac From Afar With IFTTT and Dropbox" Envato Tuts+ 7:12 AM
  • "3D Weather Comes To The Mac" Mac360 7:56 AM
  • "A Better Way To Use Gmail On A Mac" Mac360 7:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "Pixelmator 3.5.1" TidBITS 7:52 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's iOS Loses Smartphone Performance Battle to Android Devices, Plagued by High Failure Rates & Crashing Apps"  PRNewswire 7:16 AM
  • "New study finds iPhones fail far more often than Android phones" BGR 7:39 AM
  • "Report: Android devs update apps nearly twice as often as iOS devs" FierceWireless 8:17 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to up over 16% on quarter in 3Q16" ["Despite the absence of new models for the second half of 2016, Apple will see its tablet shipment dip only slightly on year to 9.5 million units in the third quarter thanks to steady demand for 9.7-inch iPad Pro."] DigiTimes 7:40 AM
  • "Touchy iPhone 6, 6S chips prone to breaking down and giving up" The Register 7:12 AM
  • "Tim Cook hosts fundraiser for Hillary Clinton alongside environmental head Lisa Jackson" 9to5Mac 7:07 AM
  • "Samsung has begun beta testing iPhone support for its Gear smartwatches" Apple Must 7:01 AM
  • "Microsoft is challenging Google on Apple's iOS devices" Tech Insider 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Music Festival to Light Up London with 10 Nights of Spectacular Performances This September: Alicia Keys, Bastille, Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Chance The Rapper, Elton John, Michael Bublé, OneRepublic, Robbie Williams and The 1975 Headline Festival's 10th Anniversary" Apple 7:14 AM
  • "Apple Music Festival to Light Up London with 10 Nights of Spectacular Performances This September" Business Wire 7:15 AM
  • "Apple Music Festival 2016: See Britney, Elton, Alicia Keys and more for free" CNET 7:07 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Meet the 'world-saving' PowerBook 5300" Cult of Mac 8:41 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "WhatsApp to Share User Data With Facebook to Show Targeted Ads" MacRumors 8:58 AM
  • "Twenty-five years of Linux overcoming hurdles and overshooting goals" TechRepublic 7:47 AM
  • "Politicians are accusing Facebook and Twitter of 'consciously failing' to tackle terrorism" Business Insider 7:40 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Podcast 522: Headphone jack interrupted" Macworld 8:41 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iOS 9.3.3 / iOS 9.3.2 Are No Longer Signed By Apple, Here's What That Means For Jailbreakers" Redmond Pie 7:33 AM
  • "Apple Has Stopped Signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3" iClarified 7:26 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Plus Dual Camera Takes Surprising Twist" Forbes 7:19 AM
  • "New Leak Shows 'iPhone 6 SE' Packaging For Next iPhone But We're Not Convinced" Redmond Pie 7:33 AM
  • "Apple Patent Reveals A Potentially Cutting Edge Feature For Future iPhones" Forbes 7:19 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Future iPhones might collect fingerprints, photos of thieves" AppleInsider 7:12 AM
  • "Apple Continues to Advance iPhone Security Features to Record Fingerprint of Thieves" Patently Apple 7:33 AM
  • "Apple is granted patents for an automotive 'head unit' and devices that would capture info on Mac, iOS device thieves" Apple World Today 8:30 AM
  • "Apple Reveals work on a Deadly Accurate 3D Depth Light Beam Camera Scanner" Patently Apple 7:33 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Does your AirPort Extreme Base Station work but is unreachable via AirPort Utility? We're tracking a problem and would love to hear your experience."  Macworld 7:34 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:14 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:14 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:14 AM

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Reviews
  • "One Year With Apple Watch" McSolo 7:47 AM
  • "The Sena Watch Roll is a great travel companion for Apple Watch users" iDownload Blog 7:33 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple Music is so good that I'm totally trapped: Jason Snell doesn't want to quit Apple Music—he'd have to buy a couple dozen albums, for starters." Macworld 7:53 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to add Accessories in the Home app for iPhone and iPad" iMore 7:33 AM
  • "TV Everywhere apps aren't just for cable subscribers" TechHive 7:13 AM
Tips
  • "5 Apple Watch tips everybody needs" Apple Must 8:53 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "I'm Calling It: 'Spotify And Pandora Are Toast" PixoBebo 8:18 AM
  • "iPhone 7 UK release date, features and rumours: Is Apple dropping the iPhone 7 Pro?" Alphr 8:18 AM
  • "Without A Streaming TV Service, Apple TV Remains Apple's Stepchild Hobby" Mac360 8:05 AM
  • "Non-final grades: Judging Tim Cook's tenure" Macworld 7:53 AM
  • "Bloomberg: Apple developing Snapchat competitor" Six Colors 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Working on Video-Sharing Social Network App for Launch in 2017" MacRumors 7:33 AM
  • "Apple to take on Snapchat, Facebook in 2017 with new iPhone video editing app - report" AppleInsider 7:33 AM
  • "$19 billion: the 'worst-case' bill Apple could face in long-running European tax investigation" 9to5Mac 8:19 AM
  • "What You Need to Know about the U.S. Defending Apple's European Taxes" The Mac Observer 7:12 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Why Samsung Needs To Dump Android" Mac360 8:30 AM
  • "Will we ever be able to go entirely laptop free?" BetaNews 7:33 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Maps team enhances Japanese station data, setting stage for transit directions in iOS 10" AppleInsider 8:58 AM
  • "Anglr is Fitbit for fishing" TechCrunch 8:58 AM
  • "Streaming Video Customer Satisfaction Highest When Paired with Pay TV Subscription, J.D. Power Finds: Netflix Ranks Highest among Paid TV Streaming Video Services" PRNewswire 7:16 AM
  • "BizWireTV Launches on Apple TV, iPhone and Android Devices" Business Wire 7:15 AM
  • "ThingThing iOS keyboard app adds meeting invites to woo Sunrise users" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
  • "Full Fat releases v2.0 update to Blocky Football for the 2016-17 Season" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "Assets Generator Plus 1.0 - Create Icon Asset Catalogs in Seconds" prMac 7:09 AM
  • "Clean Text 1.0 for iOS - Reduce Text Cleanup and Editing Time" prMac 7:09 AM
  • "Style 1.0 Creates Artistic Interpretations of Photos and Videos" prMac 7:09 AM
  • "Mondly launches first voice Chatbot for learning new languages" prMac 7:09 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Excel blamed for gene study errors" BBC 6:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Garage formally announces Cache" Neowin 7:00 AM
  • "HP Revenue Slips on Weaker Demand for Printers" FOXBusiness 7:14 AM
  • "HP built a privacy screen into its EliteBook laptops: Thwart all the creepers with the company's new Sure View tech." Engadget 7:04 AM
  • "HP Introduces Built-In Privacy Screen Filter" Social Barrel 7:02 AM
  • "HP Sure View brings a built-in privacy screen to EliteBook laptops: Good news for HP laptop users still living with mum" The Inquirer 6:59 AM
  • "HP's Sure View screens strive to stop shoulder surfing: Press F2 and the person next to you on the plane won't be able to read your screen." Ars Technica 6:47 AM
  • "IBM Takes Aim at Intel With Upcoming Power9 Chips" eWeek 7:03 AM
  • "IBM, SK launch cloud datacentre in South Korea" ZDNet 7:00 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Will Apple Stock Be Helped By Video Sharing App?" TheStreet 7:47 AM
  • "Short Interest in Apple Rises a Modest 1 Million Shares" 24/7 Wall St. 7:46 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks: 4 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 7:13 AM
  • "5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens Thursday: The Fed meets for a monetary policy summit, and investors consider dollar-store earnings and jobless claim numbers." TheStreet 7:14 AM
  • "Oil Plunges After EIA Reports Builds Across The Board" Nasdaq 7:15 AM
  • "Asian shares wobble as markets await comment from Yellen" USA Today 7:16 AM
  • "Stocks Fall as Investors Look to Fed's Jackson Hole Meeting: Pharmaceutical shares fall and Germany's Ifo business climate index disappoints" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:16 AM
  • "Asian stocks meander as investors stay on Yellen watch" MarketWatch 7:17 AM
  • "European stocks slide after surprise drop in German business confidence" MarketWatch 7:17 AM

 
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