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Wednesday Highlights: Former Adobe exec, now head of Apple Watch efforts, Kevin Lynch, profiled at CNET; and the iWatch may be "a cure for smartphone addiction", but don't get caught fiddling with one while you drive; AppleInsider hearing late October as month to expect Apple's next "product splash"; 2-step verification now live for iCloud; workers at Foxconn's Brazil iPhone factory go on strike, halt production; part two of Tim Cook's interview with Charlie Rose; MiQueue app which lets you know wait times for new iPhones at Apple Stores, banned; want to know when iOS 8 will be released in your part of the world?; Apple Watch to use AMOLED panels; and we've posted a number of iPhone 6 reviews down in our Reviews section, including John Gruber's take, Mashable, Re/code, among many others; as well, Ars Technica reviews iOS 8, more from Re/code, iMore, others; and be sure to read Ars Technica's thoughts on iOS 8 on the iPhone 4S before you upgrade; iDownload Blog on setting up your new iPhone via iTunes backup, 9to5Mac primer on getting ready for iOS 8.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Tim Cook Interview: The iPhone 6, the Apple Watch, and Remaking a Company's Culture"  Bloomberg Businessweek 1:35 PM
  • "Meet Kevin Lynch, once a Flash point, now winding up Apple Watch: The exec, who clashed with Apple while at Adobe, now runs the team working on wearable software at Apple: a vital role as the company expands into a new business."  CNET 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Watch: A Cure For Smartphone Addiction/Here's how adding another gadget actually might help restore order to our obsessive digital lives." InformationWeek 8:44 AM
  • "Apple's next product splash slated for second half of October"  AppleInsider 8:39 AM
  • "Apple to unveil new iPads, release OS X Yosemite on Oct. 21" The Daily Dot 11:04 AM
  • "Report claims Apple will hold Oct. 21 event for new iPads and Yosemite" 9to5Mac 11:04 AM
  • "Apple to unveil new iPads, operating system on October 21: report" Reuters 11:49 AM
  • "US appeals court baulks at Apple's patent payout to Virnetx" The Inquirer 8:31 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Releases Mavericks OS X 10.9.5 with Improvements to VPN and SMB Servers" The Mac Observer 7:33 PM
  • "iCloud now has two-step verification for extra security" TechnologyTell 8:04 AM
  • "iCloud data gets 2-step verification, new app-specifc passwords" Insanely Great Mac 7:48 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Virtualization Benchmark Showdown – Parallels 10 vs. Fusion 7 vs. VirtualBox" TekRevue 7:48 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X noise reduction plugin Photon Pro as good as Denoiser II" IT.Enquirer 7:49 AM
  • "The Snapheal photo app for OS X is functional, practical — and fun" Apple Daily Report 7:47 AM
Op/Ed
  • "V3 Security Summit: iCloud hack shows need to cherry-pick data stored in the cloud" V3 8:17 AM
Press Releases
  • "PaintCode eases the iPhone 6 transition for app developers and designers" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Mac Support for Xbox One Controller" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "Introducing VizMac the Visio Viewer for Mac" prMac 7:38 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone production at Foxconn's Brazil factory halts as workers strike" 9to5Mac 10:02 AM
  • "A Bug In Apple's App Store Just Lost This Developer Thousands" Business Insider 8:20 AM
  • "Part 2 of Apple CEO, Tim Cook, and industrial designer, Yves Behar" Charlie Rose 7:37 AM
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Hardware/Software
  • "iOS 8: This update contains hundreds of new features" Apple Support 12:56 PM
  • "iOS 8 IPSW Direct Download Links" OS X Daily 1:33 PM
  • "iOS 8 Rolls Out With Oodles of Goodies" TechNewsWorld 2:06 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 8 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" 9to5Mac 12:18 PM
  • "Ready, Set, Update! iOS 8 is now available for download" GeekWire 12:12 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 8 and Apple TV 7.0" MacDailyNews 12:55 PM
  • "Apple seemingly removing HealthKit compatible iOS 8 apps from App Store due to issues" 9to5Mac 12:18 PM
  • "New Apple devices include default kill switch" Reuters 4:07 PM
  • "Apple turns Activation Lock on by default in iOS 8 to appease regulators calling for kill switch" 9to5Mac 5:49 PM
  • "The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default/Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law" Computerworld New Zealand 8:04 PM
  • "Warning: Jailbreakers Should Not Update to iOS 8 Yet" iClarified 12:16 PM
  • "iOS 8 Worldwide Release Time [Chart] Redmond Pie 7:57 AM
  • "Chart: Apple's iOS 8 release times worldwide" MacDailyNews 9:56 AM
  • "iOS 8 Will Be Released Today" AppleBitch 7:37 AM
  • "Apple iOS 8 release imminent but iPhone 4 users left behind" V3 8:17 AM
  • "iOS 8 release: WebGL now runs everywhere. Hurrah for 3D graphics!" The Register 8:25 AM
  • "Apple 'never' planned to use sapphire covers for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus - report" AppleInsider 8:07 AM
  • "Why Apple Didn't Use Sapphire Screens In The New iPhones" Gizmodo 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Watch to come with AMOLED panels from LG Display" DigiTimes 8:21 AM
  • "Foxconn Struggles to Meet New iPhone Demand" WSJ Blogs 8:02 AM
  • "Foxconn Facing Display Shortages as it Struggles to Meet iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Demand" MacRumors 8:02 AM
  • "Report: iPhone 6 Demand Overwhelms Foxconn" PC Magazine 1:59 PM
  • "Apple hopes to sell over 50 million watches in 2015" Cult of Mac 2:07 PM
  • "Apple Adds App-specific Password Support to iCloud" The Mac Observer 8:36 AM
  • "'Designed by Apple in California' is now a Registered Trademark" Patently Apple 2:06 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "About the security content of Apple TV 7" Apple Support 7:52 PM
  • "iOS: About diagnostic capabilities/iOS offers the following diagnostic capabilities to help enterprise IT departments, developers, and AppleCare troubleshoot issues." Apple Support 7:52 PM
  • "iOS 7: List of available trusted root certificates/The iOS Trust Store contains trusted root certificates that are preinstalled with iOS." Apple Support 7:52 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "1Password -Password Manager And Secure Wallet For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $9.99)" Apple Sliced 9:08 AM
  • "Fieldrunners 2 HD For iPad And Fieldrunners 2 For iPhone Are Free Right Now (Previously $4.99/$2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:08 AM
  • "Real Steel For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:08 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM

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  • "The iPhones 6: A few days into testing the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, I accidentally left my personal iPhone 5S on a desk next to the iPhone 6 Plus. While my back was turned, the Plus tried to eat my 5S. It's a monster." Daring Fireball 8:03 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 6: The Review" Mashable 8:38 AM
  • "Stephen Fry's iPhone 6 verdict: the most exquisite mobile ever made" The Guardian 7:45 AM
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  • "Starting Today, Your iPhone Can Ditch Google For DuckDuckGo's Private Search" Fast Company 7:35 PM
  • "Have Apple's iPads Peaked? Many reviewers consider Apple's new iPhones to be essential upgrades. Now the company needs new iPads that inspire the same excitement." InformationWeek 4:07 PM
  • "Goodbye Macworld: Macworld's leader for over a decade looks back on the trail he blazed" The Verge 3:05 PM
  • "iOS 8 Changed How I Work on My iPhone and iPad" MacStories 2:18 PM
  • "The Apple Watch Is a Fully Post-Steve Jobs Product" Gizmodo 2:16 PM
  • "iPhone 6 is exceptional" BetaNews 12:01 PM
  • "iOS 8: The most important features you need to know" Cult of Mac 10:23 AM
  • "One new feature you need to avoid when you upgrade to iOS 8" BGR 10:02 AM
  • "Scenes from our time with the iPhone 6: This is what life looks like with Apple's latest smartphone" The Verge 10:01 AM
  • "Can Apple Disrupt The Luxury Watch Industry With A $10,000 Smartwatch?" Forbes 10:01 AM
  • "The smartest thing you'll read about the Apple Watch and Apple's future" BGR 9:28 AM
  • "Apple Watch: Get ready for Gucci, Prada, and other designer brands" ZDNet 8:56 AM
  • "Apple May Have Made The iPhone 6 In 20 Different Sizes Before It Found The Perfect Fit" Business Insider 8:47 AM
  • "Will Emerging Markets Get Their Own iPhone?" Apple Gazette 8:36 AM
  • "6 takeaways from part 2 of Tim Cook's interview with Charlie Rose" Cult of Mac 8:34 AM
  • "iPhone comes out of a 'bygone era', reviewers hail bigger handset" Reuters 8:27 AM
  • "Does buying Apple give Chinese workers cancer?" The Register 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Pay Won't Sink Smaller Players -- Here's Why" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "When Does Apple Need China For The iPhone 6 And 6 Plus To Be Successful?" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "A Lot Of People Are Saying Women Should Not Buy The iPhone 6 Plus" Business Insider 8:20 AM
  • "Upgrading to iOS 8? Here's why you shouldn't...yet" iMore 8:11 AM
  • "The Truth About 9:41 or 9:42 Displayed on iOS Devices" Apple Gazette 7:59 AM
  • "5K3K iMac coming, but will sport no other major changes beyond the high-res display" Apple Daily Report 7:48 AM
  • "U2-Apple Backlash Is The Latest Evidence Of The MP3's Demise" Forbes 7:42 AM
  • "Thoughts on Apple, Tim Cook and privacy" Computerworld 7:36 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Find Samsung ads annoying? Wait until you watch its new sitcom" ZDNet 8:56 AM
  • "Review: T-Mobile's $25 Personal CellSpot is a no-brainer for Magenta customers and handover Wifi calling may even win some converts" 9to5Mac 8:10 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "If Phone Batteries Were Like Black Holes" Gizmodo 8:23 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Instapaper for iPhone and iPad updated for iOS 8 with share support and more" iMore 5:30 PM
  • "Vesper, New iPhones, and Editing Fixes" inessential 3:37 PM
  • "A 3D Printed Microscope for Your iPhone for Pennies" The Mac Observer 3:02 PM
  • "Swaive debuts Bluetooth-connected ear thermometer for iOS" Electronista 2:14 PM
  • "Facebook Says Don't Panic Because Its iOS 8 App Won't Actually Track Your Location More" TechCrunch 1:01 PM
  • "Microsoft OneNote for iPhone is Updated With New Share Extension for iOS 8 [Video] iClarified 11:05 AM
  • "Readdle Adds Tons of iOS 8 Updates for All Readdle Apps" 148Apps 10:02 AM
  • "Carrot Fit 3.0 features 'most entertaining' integration with Health app on iOS 8" AppAdvice 10:02 AM
  • "A parade of third-party gesture keyboards arrives for iOS 8" ZDNet 8:55 AM
  • "Net Element to Bring Apple Pay to Merchants: Offering mobile payments so more customers can pay when, where and how they want" PRNewswire 8:46 AM
  • "American Well® Integrates with Apple's HealthKit Taking Doctor Visits to the Next Level" PRNewswire 8:46 AM
  • "NHL 2K to start for iOS and Android this season" TechnologyTell 8:39 AM
  • "PCalc 3.3 brings support for iOS 8 extensions, iPhone 6, and more" iMore 8:38 AM
  • "Treehouse releases Android app, adds course for Apple's Swift programming language" The Next Web 8:38 AM
  • "Logitech Targets Home Automation Play with Harmony Living Home Lineup" AnandTech 8:36 AM
  • "ProCam 2 and ProCam XL 2 updated with support for iOS 8's manual camera controls" AppAdvice 8:35 AM
  • "Pocket for iOS 8 boasts quicker and easier saving, improved sharing and Handoff support" AppAdvice 8:35 AM
  • "The fastest keyboard in the world is now available on iOS 8" BGR 8:38 AM
  • "Fleksy's iOS 8 Keyboard Offers Plenty Of Customization And Solid Predictions" TechCrunch 8:33 AM
  • "Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its huge desktop rack" The Register 8:25 AM
  • "1Password for iOS free download ahead of iOS 8 launch" BGR 8:10 AM
  • "OmniFocus 2 for iPad shows off new iOS 8 Extensions" Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Dropbox suspends automatic backup in its iOS apps due to iOS 8 compatibility issue" AppAdvice 8:09 AM
  • "iOS 8 doesn't play well with Dropbox's automatic backup feature" Engadget 8:00 AM
  • "Philips aims to relieve persistent pain with smartphone-controlled devices" Engadget 8:00 AM
  • "Tension Software announces Power Cost 1.1 for iPhone" Tension Software 7:46 AM
  • "Swype keyboard launching on iOS 8 today for 99 cents" The Verge 7:42 AM
  • "Cheatsheet iOS 8 Today widget - for the little things you never remember" prMac 2:06 PM
  • "Follow the UEFA Europa League 2014-2015 and Play with Prediction" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "WaterField Unveils iPhone 6 Spinn Case - An Innovative Leather Holster" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "NuMac Solutions LLC announces Blu-Ray Disc Burner for new Mac Pro" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "Kids-Zone - A Safe and Mobile Place for Children to Play and Learn" prMac 7:38 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Nadella regime board shuffle continues at Microsoft: Old-timers out, new blood in; average age drops 4 years" Computerworld 1:02 PM
  • "Microsoft's Big Makeover Continues: Two More Board Members to Leave by Year's End" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft's Nadella Puts His Stamp on Board of Directors" Bloomberg TV 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft Raises Dividend, Changes Two Board Members" Bloomberg 11:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Shakes Up Its Board, Boosts Its Dividend 11%" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft staff brace for next round of layoffs – expected Thursday" The Register 8:25 AM
  • "How Will Microsoft Monetize Minecraft?" Seeking Alpha 1:02 PM
  • "IBM's Watson May Change the Face of Business Analytics" E-Commerce Times 10:27 AM
  • "County teaming with IBM to unsnarl traffic" Miami Today 10:26 AM
  • "IBM's Offers Workers Training and Pay Cuts" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:26 AM
  • "College uses IBM software to reduce student dropout rates" ComputerWeekly 10:26 AM
  • "How Intel Corporation Views PC Gaming Space?" ValueWalk 10:15 AM
  • "Intel Makes Play For LTE Modem Market With XMM 7260, Now Commercially Available" Tom's Hardware 10:15 AM
  • "Intel Corporation Receives China Mobile's Certification for Intel® XMM™ 7262 LTE-Advanced modem" TechInsider 10:14 AM
  • "Cisco, Intel Proclaim Title II Would Crush Sector 'Innovation'" DSL Reports 10:13 AM
  • "Cisco to buy Metacloud as the great cloud consolidation (condensation?) continues" Gigaom 8:12 AM
  • "Cisco Buys Metacloud As Big Companies Suddenly Hot For Cloud Startups" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "Cisco acquires Metacloud, boosting Intercloud, OpenStack efforts" ZDNet 8:55 AM
  • "Cisco buys Metacloud for Intercloud, OpenStack boost" V3 9:28 AM
  • "Oracle Corporation Q1 Earnings: What To Expect?" ValueWalk 10:26 AM
  • "Dell announces new Optiplex Micro desktop PCs for businesses" The Indian Express 8:54 AM
  • "Data Scientists Want Big Data Ethics Standards" InformationWeek 8:44 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "iPhone 6 first weekend sales could disappoint, Bernstein analyst says" Seeking Alpha 5:59 PM
  • "Stripe Lands Apple in Quest for $720 Billion in Payments" Bloomberg 8:48 AM
Industry News
  • "Adobe, Rackspace losses take tech spotlight: Notable declines run counter to sector's gains" MarketWatch 4:09 PM
  • "Stocks Rally As Fed's Yellen Eliminates Rate Hike Fears" TheStreet 4:09 PM
  • "Dow closes at record high as Fed says rates to stay low" USA Today 4:09 PM
  • "Dow Closes at a Record as Fed Reassures on Rates" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:10 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks snap losing streak on liquidity boost" MarketWatch 8:40 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Air France climbs; Inditex slides: Europe's big stock movers" MarketWatch 8:40 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:43 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:43 PM

 
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