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  • "Declining iOS and OS X Quality Imperil Apple's Future Growth And Retention: The iPhone 6 has set sales records since its first week of release and led to Apple's most profitable quarter ever. There have been some bumps in the road, but the market—and Apple's customers—continue to have that loving feeling. What could possibly go wrong? In a word, software."  Forbes 8:47 AM
  • "Apple set to totally dominate the wearable tech sector" BetaNews 8:50 AM
  • "Consumers not sold on Apple Watch without more details, analyst says: Only 7 percent of iPhone buyers polled by analyst Gene Munster intend to buy Apple's upcoming smartwatch, down from 8 percent in September."  CNET 9:38 AM
  • "Consumer Interest In The Apple Watch Has Been Steadily Declining Since September" Business Insider 8:50 AM
  • "Samsung argues Apple still can't tie patented features to lost sales, latest bid for ban should fail" Foss Patents 8:53 AM
  • "How to remove MacKeeper Part II (the pop-up edition)" Macworld 8:46 AM
  • "OS X Yosemite hidden feature series – Part 1" Amsys 8:04 AM
  • "DockPhone Is The Phone Dialer Apple Forgot To Put In Yosemite" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "How to Customize Notification Center in OS X Yosemite" Apple Gazette 9:34 AM
  • "An Easier, Faster Way To Send Stuff To Home, School, Or Office Macs And PCs" Mac 360 8:18 AM
  • "Forget The Dock! Launch Apps, Files, Folders From A Ring Menu" BohemianBoomer 8:18 AM
  • "How To Export Music From iTunes" Mac 360 8:18 AM
  • "Try The Free Photo App Every Mac User Needs (this year, maybe not next year)" NoodleMac 8:18 AM
  • "Free: The Mac's Only Red Hot Timer" TeraTalks 8:18 AM
  • "Try The Free Photo App Every Mac User Needs (this year, maybe not next year)" NoodleMac 8:17 AM
  • "How to use benchmarks to cut through marketing hype" Macworld 8:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "Give your Mac a voice-activated self destruct sequence" Cult of Mac 9:35 AM
  • "ExactScan Pro 2.57 - the hundredth free update to Xmas" ExactCODE 8:06 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How Apple got its polish back in 2014: The tech giant bounced back from a less-than-impressive 2013, introducing the blockbuster iPhone 6 and making its biggest-ever acquisition." CNET 8:57 AM
  • "As expected, Walt Disney World will start accepting Apple Pay in time for the holidays" 9to5Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Pay launching at Walt Disney World on Christmas Eve, Disneyland in 2015" AppleInsider 8:45 AM
  • "Russian Apple Online Store returns ... with iPhone 6 prices now 35% higher compared to a week ago" 9to5Mac 9:37 AM
  • "Pegatron insists it does all it can to keep workers happy" Cult of Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Accidental iPhone developer gets handed lemons by life, makes lemonade" 9to5Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Kate Winslet Might Star In The Next Steve Jobs Movie" Business Insider 8:58 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Report: Amazon Fire Phone 2 Expected in 2016" PC Magazine 9:35 AM
  • "Tech's Next Battleground: The NBA" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:34 AM
  • "Apple supply chain preparing for new MacBook Air and Apple Watch" DigiTimes 8:23 AM
  • "Apple's Ultra-Slim 12-Inch MacBook Air Rumored to Enter Mass Production in Early 2015" MacRumors 8:22 AM
  • "Rumor Claims 12-inch iPad Production Coming in Early 2015" The Mac Observer 8:53 AM
  • "Wistron manufacturer to assemble less than 10% of iPhone 6 units" AppleDailyReport 8:21 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Zombie Smasher For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:23 AM
  • "Don't Run With a Plasma Sword For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:23 AM
  • "Demolition Master HD: Project Implode All For iPad And Demolition Master: Project Implode All For iPhone Are Free Today (Was $1.99/$0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:23 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:23 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:23 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:23 AM

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  • "Using the LoopPay CardCase in the real world: The added bulk does not outweigh the convenience" The Verge 8:57 AM
  • "Review: Just Mobile's TopGum adds glam + a magnetic charging base to a 6,000mAh battery" 9to5Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Using your iPad as a second Final Cut Pro X display with the $10 Duet app" 8:50 AM
  • "Review: ThinkSound On1 Monitor Series On Ear Headphones" Run Around Tech 9:03 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: Seahawks star Richard Sherman's word game has enough swag to impress this 49ers fan" GeekWire 9:35 AM
  • "Appidemic: Musi - Unlimited Free Music for iOS" TechnologyTell 8:50 AM
  • "Stair: Slide the Blocks to Ascend review – the name says it all" iDownload Blog 8:53 AM
  • "Workflow: Powerful Automation Made Simple Review/This powerful app lets users accomplish multiple tasks at touch of a button in a way that is more visual than some of the competition." 148Apps 9:35 AM
  • "My Little Monster Review: What's it worth to make your own monster?" 148Apps 8:26 AM
  • "How to avoid taking lousy iPhone holiday photos" Macworld 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Pay FAQs: Apple sets up London-based Apple Pay team for UK launch" Macworld UK 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Will Earn $3 Billion Because The iPhone 6 Starts With A Pitiful Amount Of Storage" Business Insider 9:37 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Plus versus iPad Mini 3: What Should You Buy This Holiday Season?" Tech Times 8:51 AM
  • "Apple Pay: What the Early Numbers Are Telling Us" Forbes 8:50 AM
  • "The Diamond iWatch: The Ultimate Luxury in Wearables" Apple Gazette 8:50 AM
  • "Rising price of movie tickets could benefit Apple and iTunes" AppleDailyReport 8:20 AM
  • "Hello? What Your Next Mac Will Have" Mac 360 8:07 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Interesting combination iPhone 6 stand/power case 'iStand 6' crowdsourcing campaign starts today" 9to5Mac 9:37 AM
  • "Jawbone and Big Ass Fans use the Internet of Things to help you sleep" Macworld 9:36 AM
  • "The iPhone Gets its Own Pocket-Sized Galaxy Trucker" 148Apps 8:56 AM
  • "Google+ gains iPhone 6 support, iOS 8 Share extension and polls" iDownload Blog 8:56 AM
  • "Best iOS 8 sharing and action extension apps for iPhone" iMore 8:56 AM
  • "Allarm: a cleverly named tweak that toggles all alarm clocks simultaneously" iDownload Blog 8:53 AM
  • "Quick Backup and Restore contacts from iPhone - Save to Dropbox" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "MAWA Media PTY. LTD. Introduces New Wild West Themed iOS App" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "Quizzly App - A unique gift for Christmas for your beloved ones" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "Christmassy Photo Editing App Will Embellish Your Photos These Holidays" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "eiiEntertains releases health and fitness app for Stand Up Paddleboards" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "Karelia Software Ships The Hit List for iPhone 2.0" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "PhatWare releases WritePad Pro - the most advanced iOS word processor" prMac 8:24 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of December 22: A Lone Holiday Party" The MUG Center 8:19 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Here's How Microsoft Described Its Newfangled Product Called 'Windows' When It Went Public" TechCrunch 12/21
  • "Microsoft and du announce new partnership" Gulf News 12/21
  • "Microsoft Is Taking On The Tech Support Scammers" Digital Trends 12/21
  • "Microsoft reaches Latin America and the Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale base" Miami Herald 12/21
  • "In War With Publishers, Tech Companies Take Wrong Approach" TechCrunch 12/21
  • "VirnetX Holding Corporation Settles With Microsoft Corporation" Bidness Etc 12/20
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 Patch Grinds To A Halt" ValueWalk 12/20
  • "Windows 10: Microsoft is working to fix spontaneous system restarts aka 'dirty shutdowns'" WinBeta 12/20
  • "Microsoft donates $2 million in software, 200 tablets to youth charities" Neowin 12/20
  • "Yet another Microsoft executive makes yet another sexist remark" Hindustan Times 12/20
  • "HP's settlement in Autonomy shareholder case rejected" Reuters 12/20
  • "Judge completely denies HP's Autonomy buy class action suit settlement" Electronista 12/20
  • "Intel gives Chromebook converts an assist with 'Easy Migration' tool" PCWorld India 12/20
  • "Oracle Has Become An Application Software Company" Seeking Alpha 12/20
  • "Google lawsuit forces MPAA-backed attorney general to retreat" Engadget 12/20
  • "Google sues MPAA-driven Attorney General, Hood calls for 'time out'" Electronista 12/20
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Apple News
  • "'I'd rather own Russia than Apple': Pro" CNBC 8:50 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks: 4 things to know before the open/After a late start, the Santa Claus rally seems to be in full swing and could push stocks higher Monday." CNNMoney 7:28 AM
  • "Stocks started mixed on Monday, treading water after a three-day run that saw the S&P 500 nudge higher to a new record close last week. Stocks have been on a tear after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and colleagues said last week the central bank would remain 'patient' in its approach to interest rate hikes." TheStreet 8:51 AM
  • "Wall Street Edges Higher After Three-Day Run: U.S. stocks opened modestly higher on Monday, after the benchmark S&P 500 notched its best weekly performance in nearly two months, but a sharp drop in Gilead Sciences weighed on the market." Reuters 8:50 AM
  • "U.S. Stock Futures Trade Higher: U.S. stock futures rose Monday, with the Dow industrials poised for their fourth straight session of gains following the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting." [Paid Membership Required] 8:49 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks close mostly higher as crude, ruble rise/Most Asian stocks rose Monday, taking their cues from greater stability in crude oil prices and the Russian ruble, along with the U.S. Federal Reserve's indication last week it would take a slow approach to raising interest rates." MarketWatch 7:25 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks rise as oil shares gain; Afren rallies/European stocks were higher Monday, with the energy group benefitting from some improvement in oil prices before investors take off later this week for a holiday break." MarketWatch 7:25 AM

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