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Wednesday Highlights: Louis Bedigian at Benzinga reassures supply issues won't prevent Apple watch from being "huge"; Apple under federal scrutiny again, this time for alleged strong-handed practices in music negotiations; apparently our DNA could be "Apple's next big thing" as the company is looking to harvest the data which "could revolutionise medical research"; Kantar Worldpanel research finds folks in Europe are switching from Android to iPhone, with iPhone 6 Plus leading the way for phablet demand; TechRepublic posts an informative article on OS X's AirDrop feature; MacMost video on tips and tricks for use with Photos; Sameer Singh at Tech-Thoughts benchmarks the launch of Apple Watch, finds interest in watch via Google search "less than 50% of that for iPhone and iPad"; Home Depot did pull Apple Pay support, but wants to officially accept it soon; for Siri and Spotlight searches, Apple actually has its own web crawler; Consumer Reports says Apple Watch numero uno in lab test of 11 smartwatches; brand new Siri coming in iOS 9?; Frederico Viticci would like to see more extensive integration of extensions in iOS 9; the Associated Press reviews Apple Watch, and Macworld UK comparitive review of the Apple Watch vs the Moto 360; The Register reviews new MacBook.

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  • "It's an Apple Watch Revolution, stupid"  MarketWatch 2:09 PM
  • "Apple Watch Is 'Going To Be Huge' Despite Ongoing Supply Issues"  Benzinga 8:33 AM
  • "The feds are keeping a close eye on Apple's music plans"  Fortune 8:33 AM
  • "Apple's plan to harvest customers' DNA could revolutionise medical research"  Business Insider 8:40 AM
  • "Apple's Next Big Thing: Your DNA? The tech giant may collaborate with U.S. researchers to launch apps that let iPhone users have their DNA tested." PC Magazine 10:46 AM
  • "Why Apple might want you to spit into a plastic cup" Fortune 11:34 AM
  • "Android Switchers Drive iOS Growth in Europe's Big Five"  Kantar Worldpanel 9:45 AM
  • "Kantar says Europeans are dumping Android for iOS"  Computerworld 8:21 AM
  • "iPhone sales growing in Europe as buyers ditch their Androids for Apple" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Plus leads soaring phablet demand" Telegraph 10:47 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Plus powers U.S. phablet sales spike in Q1,¬†report" VentureBeat 12:29 PM
  • "Apple releases Safari 8.0.6, 7.1.6, and 6.2.6 with security upgrades" 9to5Mac 4:13 PM
  • "Apple releases Safari 8.0.6, 7.1.6, and 6.2.6 to fix WebKit vulnerabilities" AppleInsider 6:58 PM
  • "Mac 911: The Bluetooth truth and more Wi-Fi troubleshooting" Macworld 2:20 PM
  • "Yosemite discussions talk about problems with Desktop backgrounds; quality issues when editing images stored in Apple's Photos app (or iPhoto or Aperture); a startup problem involving passwords; bad user interface design; the dysfunctional 'discoveryd'; a question about VPN support with OS X Server; historical perspectives; Unix chainsaw juggling and more." MacInTouch 3:00 PM
  • "Apple discussion revolves around software update issues: unwanted updates (and reversion options); security update problems; a new version of OS X due soon; problems getting older updates; problems getting newer updates for older systems; incessant, unwanted update alerts etc." MacInTouch 3:00 PM
  • "The power of Pomodoro (or, how to slice your time to stay on task)" Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "8 'side doors' for importing images into Photos for OS X and iOS" Macworld 1:44 PM
  • "Everything you need to know about Apple Airdrop" TechRepublic 8:16 AM
  • "iBeacons for IT and Device Management" Amsys 8:11 AM
  • "Mac Photos App Tips and Tricks" MacMost 10:37 AM
  • "How to view the source code of a webpage in Safari" iDownload Blog 3:03 PM
  • "How to Adjust Mail Drop Minimum File Size Threshold for Mac Mail" OS X Daily 1:47 PM
  • "Use gestures to preview Web links from anywhere in OS X 10.10.3" MacIssues 10:46 AM
  • "Keyboard Maestro III: Situational Triggers" Tuts+ 9:45 AM
  • "How To Fix Those Crazy Winmail.dat Files" Mac 360 8:08 AM
  • "Generate' With This Nice Mac Generator (seriously)" TeraTalks 8:09 AM
  • "Note-C And The Never-ending Search For The Mac's Perfect Word Processor App" NoodleMac 8:10 AM
  • "Yet Another Free Way To View Free YouTube Videos On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 8:09 AM
  • "A Handy Way To Switch The Mac's Default Browser On A Schedule" Mac 360 8:11 AM
  • "Organize, Present, Share Ideas On Mac, iPhone, And iPad For Free*" Mac 360 8:11 AM
  • "MDM Structure Design for the Long Term" Fraser Speirs 6:01 PM
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  • "GRAPHISOFT introduces ArchiCAD 19 with Predictive Background Processing" Architosh 2:26 PM
  • "Mac version of Arma 3 officially on the works!" Mac Gamer HQ 9:44 AM
  • "Disk Cartography Disk Space Analyzer Debuts in Mac App Store" MacPrices 9:28 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple plans late June launch for revamped iTunes, despite obstacles" MacNN 3:03 PM
  • "Home Depot wants to start accepting Apple Pay" Macworld 10:44 AM
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  • "Apple Watch takes #1 in Consumer Reports lab tests of 11 smartwatches¬†(Video)" 9to5Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Here's What Consumer Reports Says About the Apple Watch" Time 12:29 PM
  • "Why Apple Watch is rubbing some users the wrong way" CBS News 10:57 AM
  • "Apple secures design patent for the Apple Watch" The Verge 8:30 AM
  • "Your iPhone Is About to Get a Big Upgrade: Expect new wallpaper, a redesigned Siri and a sturdier operating system" Time 11:34 AM
  • "iOS 9 May Be Getting an All-New Siri" Gizmodo 9:02 AM
  • "First look at Apple's new App Analytics beta (Screenshots)" 9to5Mac 8:33 AM
  • "How Much Is the Apple Watch Really Worth? A piece-by-piece breakdown of what's inside Apple's newest gadget." Slate 10:57 AM
  • "Apple Watch's online-only launch coming to an end soon as Apple preps in-store stock & pickup option" 9to5Mac 10:46 AM
  • "Apple prepping in-store pickup option for Apple Watch orders" ZDNet 4:12 PM
  • "Apple Ships First Link Bracelet Orders for the Apple Watch" iClarified 8:57 AM
  • "Storage discussion includes an ultra-high-speed SSD from Samsung; a suprise Fusion Drive update when adding an SSD to a Mac Mini; some experience with the new Disk Sensei utility; a horrid Apple Store repair experience; a DiskWarrior thermal error message and some Intel SSD and 'fusion'-type technology." MacInTouch 4:13 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 10:37 AM
  • "Monument Valley For iPhone/iPad Is At Its Lowest Ever Price Of $0.99 (Normally $3.99)" App Sliced 10:37 AM
  • "Pixelmator For iPad Is Only $4.99 Right Now (Previously $9.99)" App Sliced 10:37 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:11 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:11 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:11 AM

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  • "Review: Small life enhancements come with Apple Watch" Associated Press 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Watch vs Motorola Moto 360 comparison: the best Android Wear watch, but the Moto 360 can't knock the Apple Watch of its perch" Macworld UK 8:40 AM
  • "Everything you can do with Force Touch on Apple Watch" Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "Apple MacBook 2015: Twelve inches of slim and shiny fanboi joy" The Register 8:08 AM
  • "Six Months On The iPad Air 2 – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 1:44 PM
  • "WD My Cloud EX2100 Dual Bay 8TB NAS Review" HotHardware 11:41 AM
  • "Review: Prodigee Kick Slider Case for the iPhone 6" Run Around Tech 8:45 AM
  • "Review: JamStik+ Is More Game Controller Than Musical Instrument" MacStories 8:46 AM
  • "Review: AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphones" iLounge 1:47 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Fleksy vs. SwiftKey: replacement iOS 8 keyboards go head-to-head" AppAdvice 3:18 PM
  • "Stephen Hawking's Snapshots of the Universe (for iPad)" PC Magazine 9:45 AM
  • "Hands On: Wear Reader 1.1.0 (Apple Watch)" MacNN 8:42 AM
  • "Lifeline... is a fun interactive game you can play on your iPhone or Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 8:43 AM
  • "You Should Play: Get your World of Warcraft fix with Hearthstone" Macworld 8:46 AM
  • "Zibo iPhone App Review" Tapscape 8:45 AM
  • "How to use Power Reserve mode on Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 8:43 AM
  • "How to quickly silence an incoming call on Apple Watch" iMore 8:42 AM
  • "Why doesn't Traffic show up on my Today Notifications Screen?" iLounge 4:14 PM
  • "Apple Watch: Problems with Digital Touch probably due to iMessage settings" Geek Culture 10:46 AM
  • "Let's just hope the iPhone never gets this good" BGR 3:50 PM
  • "A steep rise in Apple's R&D spending points to a big new project underway"  Business Insider 3:34 PM
  • "Apple Will be Forced to Add 4K to its New Apple TV" The Mac Observer 3:26 PM
  • "iPhone 6 Has Changed Smartphone Balance of Power" Tapscape 2:18 PM
  • "Everything we think we know about the iPhone 6s" BGR 12:30 PM
  • "The true magic of the Apple Watch is in what it can't do" iMore 10:47 AM
  • "The MacBook and the future of Apple laptops" iMore 8:42 AM
  • "Apple Inc: Tim Cook Admits That the iPhone 6 Plus and Mac Are Hurting iPad Sales" The Motley Fool 8:37 AM
  • "Year Of The Participant -- Brought To You By Apple's ResearchKit" Forbes 8:32 AM
  • "The ability to copy/paste between all Apple devices would be handy" AppleDailyReport 8:12 AM
  • "The Newly Crowned King Of Vaporware" Mac 360 8:09 AM
  • "I tried out Fitbit for a month and taking it off was the best decision I've made" Business Insider 4:14 PM
  • "Opinion: Is Microsoft Continuum a game changer for Windows phones?" MacNN 8:42 AM
  • "Meet The New New MacBook Killer" Mac 360 8:08 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "VOLO Case brings iPhone protection, microbe hindrance" TechnologyTell 3:34 PM
  • "Free up space on your iPhone with Duplicate Photos Fixer" Cult of Mac 2:20 PM
  • "The Hub+ Will Solve Your USB-C Port Troubles With 24K Gold" Digital Trends 12:33 PM
  • "Dropbox for Gmail update makes it easier to send large files and save files directly" The Next Web 11:30 AM
  • "T-Mobile wants to save you $132 when you buy a new iPad" iMore 10:57 AM
  • "Shared storage for Final Cut Pro X post teams from GB Labs and LumaForge" Alex4D 10:37 AM
  • "Olloclip unveils its lens accessory-compatible Ollocase for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus" 9to5Mac 9:45 AM
  • "Dropbox for iOS updates with file comments and more" Memeburn 8:42 AM
  • "Pixelmator, the popular image editor for Mac & iPad, is coming soon to the iPhone" 9to5Mac 8:40 AM
  • "Grim Fandango Remastered brings the classic LucasArts adventure game to the iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:57 AM
  • "The fantastic Grim Fandango Remastered is now on mobile" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "Orange Group's Voice and Messaging App, Libon, Extends Mobile Coverage for Its Users with Voxbone" Business Wire 8:23 AM
  • "olloCase for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus - olloclip's® New Slim, Simple and Protective Case - 'olloclip-Ready'" PRNewswire 8:22 AM
  • "Building Your Family? Path2Parenthood's got an App for That" PRNewswire 8:22 AM
  • "Hereby for iPhone Introduces Instant and Anonymous Local Group Chat" prMac 11:20 AM
  • "Power APP releases iOS file manager - Air Printer with Safari extensions" prMac 10:57 AM
  • "ownCloud Access - iOS productivity app for the most popular free cloud" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "MobileEndorse - The free IOS App for E-Signatures - has been released" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Choosr for iOS makes crowd sourcing simple, effective and fun" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Share Talking 3D Emoji Videos straight to Messenger in this new App" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "BizzBook App Lets Users Hire Local Services With a Quick Text" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Parallax It! - First mobile app for adding 3D-like effect to any photo" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Bel Math Apps releases Math Fraction 2.0 - Popular educational iPad app" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Image Transfer backup your memories on PC, Dropbox, GoogleDrive & Flickr" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "TV Ad Workout 1.0 introduced for iPhone and iPad - New Fitness App" prMac 8:18 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Would Buying Make Sense for Microsoft?" Bloomberg 9:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Evaluates Salesforce Bid" Bloomberg 9:33 AM
  • "Salesforce Shares Pop on Rumors Microsoft may be a Bidder" The Street 9:35 AM
  • "Salesforce shares pop on bid rumors" CNBC Videos 9:34 AM
  • "Microsoft: Have Faith In Your Own Growth Opportunities And Don't Acquire" Seeking Alpha 4:58 PM
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Apple News
  • "Apple announces major new bond sale to finance increases in capital return program" 9to5Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Apple gearing up for sale of seven-part bond to fund share buybacks and dividends" AppleInsider 8:36 AM
  • "Apple announces 7-part bond sale to finance its capital return program expansion" iDownload Blog 9:46 AM
  • "Apple Inc. - Prospectus Filed Pursuant to Rule 424" Apple Investor 8:30 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow loses 86 points, barely in black for '15" USA Today 4:06 PM
  • "Yellen Warning About Overvalued Stocks Spooks Wall Street" TheStreet 4:06 PM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stocks Close Lower As Yellen Warns Of Valuation Risks" MarketWatch 4:06 PM
  • "US stocks slip after weak economic data; energy shares buck trend, move higher as oil rises" Associated Press 4:05 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks End Lower: Fed chief warns of risks of 'generally quite high' stock valuations" [Paid Membership Required] 4:05 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Shanghai shares fall despite Xinhua attempt to ease concerns/Shares in Shanghai tumbled for a second day, pushing losses on the market's benchmark index to 5.6% in two sessions, with comments by state-media failing to prop up the market on Wednesday, while Australia's market fell to a three-month low amid worse-than-expected earnings from the country's largest bank." MarketWatch 7:46 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks slide after Yellen warns of valuations/European stocks ended a volatile session sharply lower on Wednesday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen sounded alarm bells over the current high prices of stocks." MarketWatch 12:18 PM

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