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Monday Highlights: Apple announces record results for Q2 2015 of $58 billion with iPhone, Mac, and the App Store leading the way; the company also announces a $200 billion expansion of their capital return program; as many expected, iPads did not factor much in the earnings, with just over 12 million sold in the quarter—reports aplenty on the earnings blowout in our Apple/Macintosh, and Finances sections; MacNN looks at Apple's Pages software rebuild; new report finds Android besting iOS on the revenue fronts, but only when "China's Android app stores are combined"; Mike Elgan looks at the "illusion of haptic vibrations" and how they will impact our computing; you can now donate to Red Cross via iTunes for Nepal earthquake disaster; survey finds only 22% of ordered Apple Watches actually arrived; and Discover finally on board with Apple Pay; Jay Z sees conspiracy against his Tidal music service; Apple Watch reviews are in from HotHardware; Above Avalon, Terry White, USA Today, and others down in our Reviews section; Jonny Evans sees NVMe as "future of SSD" on the Mac.

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Apple Q2 Results
  • "Apple Reports Record Second Quarter Results" ["Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28, 2015. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $45.6 billion and net profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.66 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.8 percent compared to 39.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 69 percent of the quarter's revenue."]  Apple 3:40 PM
  • "Apple Reports Record Second Quarter Results: Strong performance of iPhone, Mac & App Store drives 27% revenue growth & 40% EPS growth, setting new second quarter records" Business Wire 3:36 PM
  • "Apple Expands Capital Return Program to $200 Billion: Apple® today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an increase of more than 50 percent to the Company's program to return capital to shareholders. Under the expanded program, Apple plans to utilize a cumulative total of $200 billion of cash by the end of March 2017."  Apple 3:41 PM
  • "Apple Expands Capital Return Program to $200 Billion" Business Wire 3:36 PM
  • "This is Tim: Apple's CEO in his own words" Six Colors 7:12 PM
  • "This is Tim: Our live transcript of Cook on Apple's Q2 earnings" iMore 4:51 PM
  • "Apple shines by outpacing the crowd" Fortune 7:16 PM
  • "Apple sees strong demand for iPhone, producing $13.6 billion in profit" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 5:00 PM
  • "Apple returns $200bn in cash to investors as iPhone sales boom" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:48 PM
  • "Apple's quarterly revenue jumps 27 percent" Reuters 3:48 PM
  • "China passes US to become Apple's biggest iPhone market" CNET 7:12 PM
  • "Apple Is Totally Killing It in China: After years of trying, the company has finally found its footing in the world's largest market" Time 4:52 PM
  • "Apple to return more cash to investors as profits soar" BBC 4:00 PM
  • "Apple Finds Bigger Is Better When It Comes to IPhone Sales" Bloomberg 9:03 PM
  • "Apple Beats In Q2 2015 With $58B Revenue, $13.6B Profit And $2.33 EPS" TechCrunch 3:39 PM
  • "Apple's quarterly financial results beat expectations again with $58B in revenue" GeekWire 3:40 PM
  • "Blowout: Apple sold 61.2 million iPhones last quarter, beating expectations" Business Insider 3:40 PM
  • "Apple Reports Record March Quarter Results of $13.6B Profit on $58B Revenue, Boosts Dividend and Buybacks" MacRumors 3:42 PM
  • "iPhone Sales Still Kicking, Top 60M During Quarter: Apple iPhone sales soared, but iPad purchases were still a bit sluggish." PC Magazine 4:33 PM
  • "Apple sold a whopping 61 million iPhones in Q2 2015, disappoints with 12 million iPads" The Next Web 3:48 PM
  • "Booming iPhone 6 sales fuel Apple's second-best quarter ever" CNNMoney 4:33 PM
  • "Apple Q2 2015 Results: $58 Billion Revenue, 61.2 Million iPhones, 12.6 Million iPads Sold" MacStories 3:48 PM
  • "Apple Reports Record 2nd Quarter with 61.1 Million iPhones Sold" The Mac Observer 4:30 PM
  • "Apple didn't top its record profit, but business continues to roar: All thanks to the iPhone" The Verge 4:00 PM
  • "At Apple, Macs Pull In More Revenue Than iPads" ReadWrite 7:12 PM
  • "Apple Mac Sales Up 10% YoY Despite Global Decline In PC Shipments" TechCrunch 3:43 PM
  • "Apple now earns more revenue from Mac products than the iPad" Business Insider 3:59 PM
Apple News
  • "Apple earnings hinge on success of this: Analysts/With Apple's earnings coming after Monday's closing bell, analyst Chris Caso said key wildcards are the mix of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales and whether the company successfully enticed a large number of consumers to buy devices with larger memory."  CNBC 8:15 AM
  • "Apple's Q2 expected to get China iPhone boost" ZDNet 8:54 AM
  • "Spreadsheet of the day: Final estimates for Apple's fiscal Q2" Fortune 9:43 AM
  • "Apple Earnings Day Is Here, and It Could Be Remarkable" TheStreet 10:11 AM
  • "Apple On China Roll With Court Win, Sales Milestone/Bottom line: Apple's new court victory in a China patent dispute shows its relations with Beijing are improving, positioning it well for growth in a country that is likely to pass the US as its largest global market in the next 1-2 years."  Forbes 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Second OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite Beta to Developers, First Public Beta Version" MacRumors 2:39 PM
  • "Apple releases OS X 10.10.4 build 14E11f for developers and public beta testers" 9to5Mac 2:39 PM
  • "OS X 10.10.4 Public Beta 1 & Developer Beta 2 Released for Mac Users" OS X Daily 3:59 PM
  • "Apple releases second betas for OS X 10.10.4, iOS 8.4, Xcode 6.4" MacNN 9:19 PM
  • "Tackle Pro Video Formats 2.0.1 always appearing in Software Update" MacIssues 9:07 AM
  • "Create a new book in iBooks Author with the same look and feel of one you created previously" Apple Support 8:21 PM
  • "Apple Configurator: Managing iOS device software" Apple Support 8:21 PM
  • " 3 review: Don't like Apple's Reminders? You might like" Macworld 8:59 AM
  • "Soda PDF for Mac OS X offers a decent amount of fizz — and it's free" Apple Daily Report 8:13 AM
  • "Easy Mac Hacks: Hidden Force-Click Features of the MacBook Trackpad" Mac|Life 10:47 AM
  • "How To: Grab Mac Screenshots Sans Drop Shadows" FairerPlatform 1:06 PM
  • "The Plain Text Art Editor For The Mac (yes, the one you've never used)" TeraTalks 7:52 AM
  • "May The Mac Force Touch Be With You" NoodleMac 7:52 AM
  • "This Is The Kind Of Weather A Mac User Can Get For 99-cents" BohemianBoomer 7:52 AM
  • "Snail Mail: Alive And Well On The Mac" Mac 360 7:52 AM
  • "The Feature Thief, part one: Pages/Apple's office software gets a rebuild, with the previous one still functioning" MacNN 10:47 AM
  • "Apple Mail, other apps could team up to be an Evernote competitor" Apple Daily Report 8:16 AM
Press Releases
  • "Seamless 3D Maps Have Never Been so Easy With the New PixPlant 3" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Anawiki Shuffles Things Up with Avalon Legends Solitaire 2" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "HackaMol: An Object-Oriented Modern Perl Library for Molecular Hacking on Multiple Scales" Macs in Chemistry 7:53 AM
  • "KUBUS releases BIMcollab BCF Manager for Navisworks" Architosh 7:47 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook: We are on the verge of major changes to media, and Apple will be part of that" Business Insider 7:20 PM
  • "Tim Cook Just Teased a Huge New Apple Product" Time 7:22 PM
  • "Apple Plans to be Part of Coming Big Media Changes" The Mac Observer 7:22 PM
  • "Best Buy Changes Course, Will Accept Apple Pay After All" TechCrunch 4:40 PM
  • "MCX partner Best Buy to accept Apple Pay at stores later this year" AppleInsider 4:51 PM
  • "Apple Pay Coming to Best Buy Stores as Retailer Breaks Ranks From Walmart-Led Rival" Re/code 5:19 PM
  • "Apple Pay Is Coming to Your Favorite Store" Time 5:28 PM
  • "Best Buy app now accepting Apple Pay, coming to retail stores later this year" iDownload Blog 7:21 PM
  • "Apple Is Rushing to Increase Watch Supply, Finance Chief Says" Bloomberg 4:32 PM
  • "Android Surpasses iOS In Revenue, If China's Android App Stores Are Combined"  TechCrunch 10:57 AM
  • "How new haptics tech will move you: The illusion of haptic vibrations is magnified when combined with other factors. Call it 'haptics plus.'" ["In the Apple Watch, and in the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops, that something else is a feature that Apple calls 'Force Touch,' which is the use of pressure as a gesture."] Computerworld 8:02 AM
  • "The greatest innovator in mobile payments isn't Apple: Every week the technology world holds its breath with anticipation as the latest tech giants make new strides into the mobile payments sector. After years of low consumer take-up of services like Google Wallet and Square, the launch of Apple Pay last year was hailed as a pivotal moment, signaling the time when mobile payments would finally go mainstream." BetaNews 2:31 PM
  • "Apple responds to Nepal earthquake by soliciting Red Cross donations via iTunes" 9to5Mac 8:37 AM
  • "Apple's iTunes Store gets Red Cross Donation Page for Nepal Earthquake Support" The Mac Observer 8:58 AM
  • "Nepal quake survivors draw support from Apple, Google, Facebook and more" CNET 10:57 AM
  • "Major LA hospital integrating HealthKit data into patient records, but unclear if they can opt out" 9to5Mac 8:37 AM
  • "Most Apple Watch Buyers Still Waiting: Just 22 percent of the 1.7 million Apple Watches ordered were delivered to U.S. consumers over the weekend." PC Magazine 9:43 AM
  • "1.7M US Apple Watch orders to date, 22% of them shipped – Slice Intelligence" 9to5Mac 8:37 AM
  • "Only Fifth Of U.S. Apple Watches Shipped Over Launch Weekend, Says Data Firm" TechCrunch 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Watch may have shipped to only 22% of US preorder buyers so far" CNET 9:08 AM
  • "Discover to Bring Apple Pay to Cardmembers" Business Wire 8:18 AM
  • "Discover to have Apple Pay available for US cardholders" Associated Press 8:15 AM
  • "Discover reaches agreement to bring Apple Pay to cardmembers" MarketWatch 8:16 AM
  • "And then there were four: Discover cards come to Apple Pay" ZDNet 10:48 AM
  • "Jay Z is accusing rival music streaming services of playing dirty in the fight against Tidal" Business Insider 8:56 AM
  • "Apple tightens up, restricts fart apps on Apple Watch" CNET 3:06 PM
  • "Apple Bans Fart Apps From the Apple Watch" Time 9:28 AM
  • "Apple tells developer: 'We do not accept fart apps on the Apple Watch'" Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "Sorry haters, Apple already owns domain" Cult of Mac 4:00 PM
  • "Apple Watch: Will It Blend? [Video] iClarified 10:47 AM
  • "Facebook challenges Apple's FaceTime with Messenger video calling" ZDNet 2:30 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Faces Enormous Forces In Fight Over the Future of Android" Wired 8:00 AM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-27: Apple Watch Heart Rate Tracking and Band Limitations" The Mac Observer 1:07 PM
  • "iMore show 454 LIVE: Apple Watch 1st impressions!" iMore 11:52 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro Illuminati Discuss the FCPX 10.2 Update" FCPXtv 7:55 AM
  • "More Apple Watch stuff and a surprise from Apple Pay!" The MT Show 7:54 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Component Cost Breakdowns on Apple Products Are Nowhere Close to Being Accurate" MacRumors 7:19 PM
  • "Apple is working with Box and a bunch of other companies to get the iPad into businesses" Business Insider 5:05 PM
  • "Cook says 20% of iPhone install base upgraded to iPhone 6, 6 Plus" AppleInsider 5:18 PM
  • "Apple Is Making Watches As Fast As It Can" Time 5:05 PM
  • "Apple aiming to launch Apple Watch in second-wave of countries by late June" 9to5Mac 4:52 PM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple Watch Coming to Other Countries in Late June" The Mac Observer 4:50 PM
  • "Apple Watch Display Quality Judged 'Excellent', Calibrated to Match iPhone 6" MacRumors 2:39 PM
  • "Report: Apple Watch Sport display outperforms the Watch and Watch Edition" Macworld 2:39 PM
  • "DisplayMate: Apple Watch has 'excellent' display, but Ion-X glass bests sapphire in light tests" 9to5Mac 2:39 PM
  • "Apple Watch DOA: The Blinking Logo of Doom!" Geek Culture 5:23 PM
  • "Apple Watch gets dunked and drilled, but comes out strong in durability tests" Macworld 3:06 PM
  • "Apple Watch already has over 3,000 apps available" V3 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Boasts Over 3,500 Apple Watch Apps Already Available" TechCrunch 4:40 PM
  • "New Apple Watch 'fails' drop test: Apparently, if you drop an Apple Watch onto concrete, it breaks. And if this information is too shocking for you to believe, there's a video to prove it" Telegraph 9:00 AM
  • "Apple Watch First Weekend: Slow Go For Those Who Want One/Apple began delivering the Apple Watch to hopeful fans over the weekend, but the majority of buyers are still waiting for the wearable to arrive. About 22% who ordered one got one." InformationWeek 2:31 PM
  • "Apple Watch Battery Good for 1,000 Complete Charge Cycles" MacTrast 9:27 AM
  • "Apple releases iOS 8.4 beta 2 to developers with revamped Music app" 9to5Mac 2:38 PM
  • "Apple seeds second beta of iOS 8.4 to developers" AppleInsider 2:38 PM
  • "Siri gets a back-end overhaul to use Apache Mesos" AppAdvice 9:28 AM
  • "New Siri refresh is known internally by a geeky Iron Man reference" Cult of Mac 10:06 AM
  • "Security flaw leaves 25,000 iPhone and iPad apps vulnerable to attack" V3 8:58 AM
  • "Thousands of iOS apps left open to snooping thanks to SSL bug" ZDNet 8:54 AM
  • "Tesla home battery: What it'll cost you to keep your iPhone online during blackouts" BGR 9:02 AM
  • "Ask Ars: 'My SSD does garbage collection, so I don't need TRIM... right?'/Modern SSD controllers are super-smart, but using TRIM is still a good idea." Ars Technica 10:57 AM
  • "Is Apple Watch draining your iPhone's battery too fast? This may help" iDownload Blog 9:02 AM
  • "Adjust the intensity of haptic alerts on your Apple Watch: Your Apple Watch can tap you on the wrist when you get messages and notifications. Follow these steps to adjust the intensity of haptic alerts." Apple Support 4:00 PM
  • "Find the S/M band adjustment piece for your new Apple Watch: If you buy an Apple Watch Sport, or an Apple Watch with a sport band, you can use included parts to adjust your band to be M/L or S/M." Apple Support 3:59 PM
  • "Family Sharing: A new way to bring harmony to your family's digital life." Apple Support 8:22 PM
  • "Your heart rate. What it means, and where on Apple Watch you'll find it." Apple Support 8:21 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" Apple Sliced 10:19 AM
  • "Alto's Adventure For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For $1.99 (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 10:19 AM
  • "City Maps 2Go Pro -Offline Map and Travel Guide For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 10:19 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "iPad Air 2 Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM

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  • "Apple Watch Review, Is It Hot Hardware?" HotHardware 11:37 AM
  • "Apple Watch First Impressions" TidBITS 7:09 PM
  • "Apple Watch: What Did Apple Just Roll Out Here?" Above Avalon 9:28 AM
  • "My weekend with Apple Watch — and the verdict is...." USA Today 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Watch: Pulsating strap-on with a knurled knob" The Register 8:03 AM
  • "A skeptic's Apple Watch diary: Day 4, the halfway point" 9to5Mac 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Watch weekend: My initial reactions" Six Colors 9:06 AM
  • "Apple Watch Features: In-Depth Video Walkthrough" Redmond Pie 9:05 AM
  • "Review: Apple 12-inch Retina MacBook" MacNN 9:03 AM
  • "Apple 15-inch 2.2GHz MacBook Pro with Retina review: better than the £1,999 MacBook" Macworld UK 9:07 AM
  • "Galaxy S6 Edge Camera Bests iPhone 6 Plus In Respected Benchmark But Suffers From The Same Problem/Stand aside, Apple: According to DxO Labs' highly-regarded camera tests, Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge easily outperforms both the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus." Forbes 9:05 PM
  • "The first batch of USB-C adapters and cables, tested" Macworld 8:59 AM
  • "Moshi iVisor Glass iPhone 6 screen protector review" TechnologyTell 9:06 AM
  • "Review: iLoome ScreenMate Max Screen Protector for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" Run Around Tech 9:06 AM
  • "Mac Game Review: Hero Generations 1.17" MacNN 9:03 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS vs Android: The 2015 Edition" Gizmodo 3:05 PM
  • "Apple Watch Impressions - Game Companion Apps" Touch Arcade 10:11 AM
  • "You Can Fiddle With Your BMW or Porsche From an Apple Watch" Wired 8:02 AM
  • "How Long to Cook the Prime Rib? There's an Apple Watch App for That (And a Thousand More)." Re/code 11:50 AM
  • "The Apple Watch is the simplest way to buy from Amazon yet" The Next Web 8:59 AM
  • "Unread 1.5 Adds iOS 8 Share Sheet, 1Password Support" MacStories 9:07 AM
  • "Woodpost: iOS Photography App -a Look at the Wood Output" eXtensions 8:03 AM
  • "Steve Jackson's Sorcery! 3 review – the adventure continues" iDownload Blog 9:03 AM
  • "'Rex Rocket' For iPad Review - Mega Man Meets Metroidvania In This Excellent Action Adventure" Touch Arcade 8:22 PM
  • "How to navigate using only your Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 7:19 PM
  • "Apple Watch: How to make and answer phone calls" Macworld UK 2:36 PM
  • "How Apple Watch's Activity app measures exercise time" MacDailyNews 12:40 PM
  • "How to force quit Apple Watch apps, restart your Watch, and more" MacDailyNews 10:45 AM
  • "How to view goal metrics in Workout for Apple Watch" iMore 9:43 AM
  • "How to view your step count on Apple Watch" iMore 9:08 AM
  • "Reviving an Apple Wireless Keyboard" Egg Freckles 4:56 PM
  • "Pointers: Unreadable Attachments in iOS Mail (iOS)" MacNN 9:03 AM
  • "Apple's court-apponted 'anti-trust' monitor now billing for reading newspapers" iMore 9:02 PM
  • "Is Tim Cook Sufficiently Excited by Apple Watch?" WSJ Blogs 7:22 PM
  • "Apple iPad sales 'irrelevant': Pro" CNBC Videos 7:19 PM
  • "Disappointing iPad Results Dampen Euphoria Over Apple's Big Quarter" Forbes 7:16 PM
  • "Apple Checkmates Qualcomm: The 64-bit Move That Weakened Android"  Forbes 7:11 PM
  • "Tim Cook's thoughts to investors on iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch" ZDNet 7:16 PM
  • "'Peak iPad' may have already come and gone" ZDNet 4:38 PM
  • "I'd love some disappointments like Apple's iPad sales figures" The Next Web 4:33 PM
  • "The bottleneck for Apple Watch delays seems to be the bands" Mashable 3:11 PM
  • "It's 2015. Why are we still talking about Will It Blend?" The Verge 11:51 AM
  • "Why the Apple Watch Display Is One of the Best Smartwatch Screens Yet" Gizmodo 11:40 AM
  • "Where the Apple Watch shines -- and falls very short" CBS News 10:47 AM
  • "Thurrott: I don't have an Apple Watch, but I recommend that you don't buy one" MacDailyNews 1:39 PM
  • "The Problem with Apple Watch in a Nutshell" Thurrott 9:27 AM
  • "Sirius XM: Why Apple Still Remains A Likely Suitor" Seeking Alpha 9:27 AM
  • "Flying the Apple Watch skies" iMore 9:07 AM
  • "Did Apple try to sabotage the Tidal launch?" BGR 9:02 AM
  • "Jay Z's got 99 problems, and Apple might be one" Cult of Mac 9:02 AM
  • "Yes, I'll buy ANYTHING that Apple sells" The Next Web 8:59 AM
  • "Cassandra: No Donations to Nepal via iTunes in the Thai Store (or others)" eXtensions 7:54 AM
  • "Why Lawyers Love Apple's New Watch" Mac 360 7:53 AM
  • "Why Alerts, Alarms, And Notifications Are The 'Killer App' For Mobile Devices" Mac 360 7:53 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review: Top-ranking Smartphone has the Edge" DXOMark 3:10 PM
  • "Location Is Your Most Critical Data, and Everyone's Watching" Wired 8:00 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Five Nights at Freddy's 4' is Happening This Halloween" Touch Arcade 4:52 PM
  • "You Can Now Unlock Your Mac. From Your Watch." RazorianFly 3:35 PM
  • "SwiftKey Debuts 'Clarity,' An Experimental Keyboard Featuring Multi-Word Autocorrect" TechCrunch 3:03 PM
  • "The Weather Channel brings real-time alerts for rain, snow, & lightning strikes to Apple Watch & iPhone" 9to5Mac 2:39 PM
  • "Apple Adds New NBC Sports Channel to Apple TV" MacRumors 2:38 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of April 27: Using iCloud and Lesa Snider on Lightroom" The MUG Center 1:07 PM
  • "Which Airlines are Supporting Apple Watch? [Updated] The Mac Observer 10:58 AM
  • "Now You Can Control ProCamera 8 With Your Apple Watch" 148Apps 10:06 AM
  • "Zoho Business Apps for Apple Watch Put Select Business Functionality On Users' Wrists" MacPrices 9:03 AM
  • "Caseology leather Bumper Frame Case looks classy while protecting your iPhone 6" iDownload Blog 9:03 AM
  • "Soap Inc. Announces Availability of First Total Home Automation Application That Will Ultimately Connect All Network Devices Under One Single App" PRNewswire 8:19 AM
  • "Horizon Media Study Finds Consumers May Not Flock To Apple Watch" PRNewswire 8:19 AM
  • "Kochava First to Support Apple Watch for Brands' Mobile App Measurement and Tracking" Business Wire 8:18 AM
  • "Dressed fashion app now available on Apple Watch" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Mars Tech LLC. Brings Tic Tac Toe to Apple Watch" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Just a Tip one of the first ever apps developed for Apple Watch platform" prMac 8:17 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft phones infringe patents: U.S. International Trade Commission judge" Reuters 3:06 PM
  • "Can Microsoft Take Back Momentum From Google and Apple?" E-Commerce Times 11:10 AM
  • "Is Microsoft still a growth company?" CNBC Videos 7:51 AM
  • "Windows 10 release date: When is Microsoft's new operating system coming out?" Telegraph 11:09 AM
  • "Microsoft delivering developers a unified experience in Windows 10" TechRadar UK 11:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Could Stick It to Amazon Web Services" Barron's 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft adds another Android vendor to its patent-licensing list" ZDNet 2:30 PM
  • "It's Build Week! What to expect from Microsoft's 'most important' conference" WinBeta 11:11 AM
  • "Windows 10 Build 10074 Expected at BUILD 2015" Softpedia 11:09 AM
  • "Free Windows 10 upgrade is actually a 'marketing and promotional activity'" BetaNews 8:23 AM
  • "Met Police still running 35,000 Windows XP machines" V3 11:13 AM
  • "35,000 PCs Owned by London Metropolitan Police Still Powered by Windows XP" Softpedia 11:05 AM
  • "Microsoft gears up for cloud domination" InfoWorld 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft hints at impending write-off of Nokia acquisition" Tech Central 11:14 AM
  • "Microsoft hints at impending write-off of Nokia acquisition that could total billions" Network World 11:07 AM
  • "A year later, Microsoft's Nokia deal isn't a clear winner" PC Advisor 11:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Corp. Surged To Nearly A 4-Month High On Strong Q3 Profit" RTTNews 11:00 AM
  • "Microsoft updates Virtual Machine Manager with Azure VM controls" PCR Online 10:59 AM
  • "4 ways Microsoft will lure developers deeper into Azure" InfoWorld 8:29 AM
  • "Google And Microsoft Make Containers More Useful" Forbes 7:54 AM
  • "How Analysts Are Rating Amazon, Google, Microsoft After Strong Earnings" 24/7 Wall St. 7:53 AM
  • "IBM CIO Designs New IT Workflow for Tech Giant Under Pressure" WSJ Blogs 7:18 PM
  • "Move Over Amazon, IBM Can Also Claim Top Spot In Cloud Services" Forbes 10:49 AM
  • "Move Over Amazon, IBM Now Rules Cloud Services" Forbes 7:54 AM
  • "HP adds SDN capabilities to network for mobile and the internet of things" ComputerWeekly 10:45 AM
  • "HP Introduces End-to-End Enterprise Service Delivery For The Microsoft Ecosystem" The H0osting Network 10:44 AM
  • "HP updates network kit to support greater mobility, unveils visualisation tool for admins" V3 10:43 AM
  • "HP in talks with unions ahead of the Big Split-Up: What's better than being a Fortune 50 company? Being two Fortune 50 companies" Channel Register 10:43 AM
  • "Dell Expands Switch Portfolio for Open Networking Push" eWeek 10:37 AM
  • "Ingram Micro beefs up Dell support" MicroScope 10:37 AM
  • "Ingram builds up in-house Dell team" CRN UK 10:36 AM
  • "Dell Intros New Open Data Center Switches" Converge! 10:34 AM
  • "How Intel and Boeing Are Helping These Kids Learn STEM Skills" Time 9:06 AM
  • "Intel's Diane Bryant Talks Data Centers and Diversity (Full Video)" Re/code 9:04 AM
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Apple News
  • "Apple: Not Just Phoning It In/Apple's latest results and expanded $200 billion buyback program should help the stock weather seasonal uncertainty" [Paid Membership Required] 7:22 PM
  • "We're live-charting Apple's very strong second-quarter earnings report" Quartz 7:15 PM
  • "Here's What Cramer Thinks Of Apple's Earnings" CNBC Videos 7:11 PM
  • "Apple Makes Even More Money in Q2 2015" TidBITS 7:09 PM
  • "$194B! Apple's cash pile hits record" USA Today 4:36 PM
  • "Apple Now Has $194 Billion In Cash" TechCrunch 4:33 PM
  • "Apple rides the iPhone, Mac gravy train in Q2 earnings" ZDNet 4:38 PM
  • "Apple Reports 33% Rise In Earnings, Adds To Dividend, Buyback--Update" Nasdaq 4:36 PM
  • "Apple sold 61 million iPhones last quarter, China now second-biggest market" Engadget 4:32 PM
  • "Apple's Profit and Revenue Surge, as iPhone Sales Jump and China Business Rises" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:38 PM
  • "iPhone Sales Still Kicking, Top 60M During Quarter" PC Magazine 4:38 PM
  • "Apple's Q2 2015: iPhone 6 is still star of the show, iPads are still weak" Ars Technica 4:32 PM
  • "Apple Is Doing a Spectacular Job With Cash: Holland" Bloomberg 4:32 PM
  • "Apple Sets New Second Quarter Record With $58 Billion in Revenue" World of Apple 4:59 PM
  • "After Hours Market Likes Apple's Record Q2 Earnings" The Mac Observer 5:33 PM
  • "Apple Bumps Dividend 11 Percent, Expands Shareholder Returns to $200 Billion" The Mac Observer 4:29 PM
  • "Live blog: Apple's Q1 2015 earnings call" 9to5Mac 4:00 PM
  • "Liveblog: Apple looks to make history with Q2 2015 earnings call" Cult of Mac 3:35 PM
  • "Live blog: Apple second-quarter earnings expected to top targets" MarketWatch 3:35 PM
  • "Apple Earnings Live Blog -- All About That Buyback and iPhone Too" TheStreet 3:31 PM
  • "Liveblog: Apple's Q2 2015 earnings call happens today at 5pm Eastern" Ars Technica 9:08 AM
  • "Earnings preview: Wall Street expects 57M iPhones shipped in a record March quarter for Apple" AppleInsider 10:57 AM
  • "AAPL's numbers today are going to be huge, analysts predict: double-digit growth in all but iPads" 9to5Mac 9:43 AM
  • "Here's What to Expect When Apple Reports Earnings Today" TheStreet 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Short Interest Flat Ahead of Earnings" 24/7 Wall St. 7:55 AM
  • "Apple announcing latest financial results today; here are my predictions" Apple Daily Report 8:13 AM
  • "Brean Initiates Apple At Buy, Says 'World Is The Ecosystem'" Benzinga 8:15 AM
  • "Apple weekly breakout in play, upside target remains $150" Kimble Charting 8:15 AM
  • "Is Apple Too Expensive to Buy Right Now?" TheStreet 8:56 AM
  • "How to Trade an Apple Dividend Increase" TheStreet 8:15 AM
  • "How to play Apple stock after the earnings call" MarketWatch 11:52 AM
  • "Carl Icahn making over $100 million on his Apple stock in after-hours trade" MarketWatch 4:33 PM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq, S&P 500 retreat from record territory: Stocks kicked off the week lower Monday as the Nasdaq composite and the S&P 500 retreat from record territory." USA Today 4:35 PM
  • "Stock Market Today: Nasdaq Backs Off Record High as Biotech Drags Markets Lower" TheStreet 4:35 PM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stocks Retreat From Highs Ahead Of Fed Meeting" MarketWatch 4:35 PM
  • "With Nasdaq at records, investors ask what's next for tech" Reuters 2:31 PM
  • "Wall Street Declines Weighed Down by Healthcare" Reuters 4:34 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks End Lower: Biotechnology shares weigh on Nasdaq Composite" [Paid Membership Required] 4:34 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese stocks rally on state-firm merger report/Hong Kong and Shanghai markets rallied on Monday, each hitting a new seven-year high, as Chinese oil and shipping shares surged on reports of possible mergers among China's largest state-owned businesses." MarketWatch 7:40 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks jump as Greece reshuffles debt negotiators/European stocks rose Monday, turning higher following reports that Greece has made changes to a key team negotiating with its international creditors." MarketWatch 11:57 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:14 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:13 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 5:06 PM

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