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You'd prefer to listen to: Beats 1 Radio; My own library; Something else... Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Monday Highlights: Mike Elgan, at first dismissive of Beats 1, now argues it is "by far the most brilliant" feature of Apple's new Music service; Dan Dilger at AppleInsider sees a widening gulf separating Apple from Google and Microsoft with Apple Music demonstrating competent execution of the service; Salon feature explains Steve Jobs' business model was in always partnering "with another creative person or team" like the Beatles; "giant iPad" been in the works for three years says Business Insider; Mac version of Final Fantasy XIV pulled over issues; MacNN tests and finds issues with iTunes 12.2, encourages users to store library on local drive; South Korea jazzed over Galaxy launch, resulting in slow down of iPhone 6/6 Plus interest; Apple Pay coming to the UK on July 14th, reports in our General Interest section; iPhone 6s to feature (allegedly) CAT.6 LTE says G for Games, and new schematic of iPhone 6s hit the web over the weekend, details in our Hardware/Software section; Pegatron hiring workers for next iPhone; The Wirecutter compares waterproof cases for iPhone 6; Paste and Stuff Magazines review Apple Music; Tim Bajarin calls for Apple Watch users frustrated to the point of giving up the new device, to hang on and give it more time; and Josh Centers at TidBITS analyzes iOS 9 in search of clues for the next version of Apple TV.

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  • "The surprising genius of Apple's Beats 1 radio: When regular old radio is streamed online at Apple scale, something amazing happens."  Computerworld 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Music offers a peek into the future of Apple Inc, and its stark contrast to Google and Microsoft"  AppleInsider 8:15 AM
  • "'My model for business is the Beatles': Why Steve Jobs was no lone hero/Jobs is credited with Apple's amazing comeback, but he was always partnered with another creative person or team"  Salon 8:47 AM
  • "Apple has been testing a giant iPad for at least three years now"  Business Insider 11:21 AM
  • "New Fad Of Pulling Games From Sale Continues With Mac Version Of Final Fantasy XIV" Digital Trends 8:39 AM
  • "Solving OS X problems: Finding old utilities, removing a partition, and migrating data" Macworld 1:39 PM
  • "Exclusive testing: iTunes 12.2 mangling network-shared libraries" MacNN 8:26 AM
  • "Forecast Bar review: Put an iPhone weather app in your Mac's menu bar" Macworld 8:14 AM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Cleaning My Mac House" YMP Now 1:02 PM
  • "Cassandra: Quick fixes in Apple Photos (2) -Rotate" eXtensions 9:33 AM
  • "Cassandra: Quick fixes in Apple Photos (1)" eXtensions 9:18 AM
  • "Typing Emoji and Other Special Characters" MacMost 8:51 AM
  • "iAddressX is back — and offers quick, easy access to Mac OS X Contacts info" Apple Daily Report 7:47 AM
  • "Cheap And Easy On Your Mac: Envelope, Meet Address" TeraTalks 7:35 AM
  • "Song Sergeant Asks: 'Got Problems With Your Mac's iTunes Music Library?" BohemianBoomer 7:18 AM
  • "People are starting to call Apple's Safari web browser 'the new Internet Explorer'" Business Insider 8:20 AM
Press Releases
  • "RamDisk4Mac App Helps Run Your Mac Faster And Make Your SSD Last Longer" MacPrices 8:17 AM
  • "ArtHandler - Artist's Record Book 1.5 Now Available" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Cocktail 7.9 (Mavericks Edition) has been released." Maintain 7:38 AM
  • "OS X Server 4.1.3 Updated for OS X 10.10.4" FairerPlatform 7:18 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone 6 interest wanes in South Korea after Galaxy launch: A report by the South Korean government has found that Samsung remains the country's number one choice for smartphones, despite the launch of Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus late last year." ZDNet 7:52 AM
  • "Apple's next big thing lands July 14, Reports" Computerworld 7:20 AM
  • "Apple Pay to arrive in the UK on 14 July" V3 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Pay: iPhone payments service set for UK release next week" The Inquirer 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Pay for the UK" Amsys 8:17 AM
  • "People in Greece can't buy things on iTunes because of the country's capital controls" Business Insider 8:43 AM
  • "NBA player blames nagging arm injury on larger-screened iPhone 6 Plus" 9to5Mac 1:41 PM
  • "Hey Matt Bonner, here's how to use an iPhone 6!" iMore 2:49 PM
  • "Rapper claims he recorded entire album on display Macs in an Apple Store" 9to5Mac 8:57 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Plus explodes in Hong Kong (literally)" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Plus Explodes In Hong Kong" UberGizmo 8:38 AM
  • "Can an iPhone stop a bullet and 'save your life'? One gun-loving American has the answer" Mirror Online UK 8:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Why GoPros Are the Only Camera Worth Buying Right Now" Time 1:10 PM
  • "Soon your cracked smartphone screen will be able to self-repair" Science Alert 9:45 AM
  • "Worries about sales of Samsung's Galaxy S6 temper investor expectations ahead of earnings" AppleInsider 8:50 AM
  • "Hacking Team hacked as attackers expose 400GB of corporate data" The Inquirer 8:16 AM
  • "Hacking Team, Which Sells Surveillance Tech To Governments, Exposed By Major Hack" TechCrunch 8:16 AM
  • "Hacking Team spyware company hacked, embarrassing emails revealed" The Verge 7:52 AM
  • "Hats Off to Web Advertising. No, Really.: Advertising technology has been a breeding ground for Web innovation" [Paid Membership Required] 7:47 AM
  • "The Eric Jackson Podcast Ep. 6 – Horace Dediu on If/When The iPhone Will Be Disrupted" asymco 1:38 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-06: Dr. Mac's Apple Music and Siri Problems" The Mac Observer 12:32 PM
  • "Apple Music is out now and we have a lot to say about it and how it works." The MT Show 7:20 AM
  • "iPhone 6s CAT.6 LTE Indirectly Confirmed By China Mobile" G for Games 9:44 AM
  • "Debunk: iPhone 6S keynote date of Friday, September 11th extremely unlikely" 9to5Mac 8:14 AM
  • "Rumour: Apple Sets the iPhone 6 Release Date for September 18th" Gizmodo UK 8:36 AM
  • "Claimed iPhone 6S schematic matches our report of minimal exterior changes" 9to5Mac 9:35 AM
  • "Leaked schematics reportedly reveal what the iPhone 6S will look like" Business Insider 8:48 AM
  • "Purported Schematic Suggests 'iPhone 6s' Could Be Slightly Thicker, Retain Home Button" MacRumors 11:19 AM
  • "Steve Jobs dreamed up a 'Mac Phone' 23 years before the iPhone" TrustedReviews 8:44 AM
  • "Pegatron China subsidiary recruiting workers for new iPhone, says report" DigiTimes 8:23 AM
  • "Pegatron needs you! iPhone builder to take on 40k workers for new models" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Glow Puzzle For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" App Sliced 7:19 AM
  • "GREG -A Mathematical Puzzle Game To Train Your Brain Skills For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" App Sliced 7:19 AM
  • "Pics2Mov For iPhone/iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" App Sliced 7:19 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:23 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:23 AM

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  • "Kingston offers up its fastest SATA SSD: HyperX Savage 240GB" The Register 7:59 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple Music review: Can the company that gave the world iTunes and the iPod cut it in the streaming game?" Stuff Magazine 8:44 AM
  • "Arccos Golf review: Club sensors and iOS app can pinpoint where your golf game needs work" Macworld 8:27 AM
  • "Are you 'Colourblind' or is your brain tricking you?" AppAdvice 8:58 AM
  • "First look at upcoming Minecraft: Story Mode" iDownload Blog 9:08 AM
  • "How to override the Apple Music default features on your iPhone" Business Insider 1:43 PM
  • "How to Customize Apple TV to Show Only the Channels You Use" MacRumors 1:42 PM
  • "Apple Music: Add songs, albums and playlists to your library" CIO 12:32 PM
  • "Nine secret Siri commands for Apple Music" iMore 8:24 AM
  • "Pointers: Listen to Apple Music offline on iOS" MacNN 8:20 AM
  • "If the latest iPhone leak is true, there's bad news for new buyers" Business Insider 11:21 AM
  • "Cassandra: iPhone Blue Screen and a Change for Warranty Claims in Thailand" eXtensions 8:51 AM
  • "Don't Break Up With Apple Watch Just Yet: While I respect people's decision to give up on their Apple Watch, I do believe it is very short-sighted."  PC Magazine 8:36 AM
  • "Comment: An independent artist's view on Apple Music" MacNN 8:20 AM
  • "Finding Clues to the Next Apple TV in iOS 9"  TidBITS 7:59 AM
  • "It'd be nice if iMessage had the ability to connect with local phones like Google's Voice/Hangouts" Apple Daily Report 7:49 AM
  • "Oi, idiot fanbois. Don't buy this gun-shaped iPhone case, mmkay?" The Register 7:40 AM
  • "iPhone 6S: 5 Features To Be Excited About" Forbes 8:27 AM
  • "My iPhone 6s Future Feature Hit List" Mac 360 7:20 AM
  • "Why you should sign up for Apple Music [Cartoon] ITworld 8:45 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "RunKeeper App for iPhone Gets Updated With Prescriptive Workouts, RunKeeper DJ" iClarified 1:42 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of July 6: David Sparks, 1Password and Picnics" The MUG Center 1:00 PM
  • "Olloclip is crowdfunding a new iPhone rig that Periscopers will love" Mashable 11:38 AM
  • "World's First Swimming App for Apple Watch [Video] iClarified 10:14 AM
  • "5 Affordable and Best iPhone Armbands for Runners and Gym Rats" Apple Gazette 9:45 AM
  • "The best compact wireless mice for the Mac" iMore 9:20 AM
  • "Revamped Image It Travel App for iOS Breaks the Language Barrier" prMac 11:19 AM
  • "Cybergate Technology Limited Announces the Release of Exsilium" prMac 8:48 AM
  • "The Wearables Report: Growth trends, consumer attitudes, and why smartwatches will dominate" Business Insider 8:47 AM
  • "Amazon releases Cloud Drive file management app for iPhone and iPad" 9to5Mac 10:14 AM
  • "Amazon Debuts Dedicated Mobile Apps For Its Dropbox Competitor, Cloud Drive" TechCrunch 8:37 AM
  • "Sunrise Hitek Debuts Durable iPad Case with Armor Folio Cover" PRWeb 8:35 AM
  • "Hift -- It's the Tinder App for People with STIs" PRNewswire 8:34 AM
  • "Twitter++ brings improved sharing, list access, and media handling to the stock Twitter app" iDownload Blog 8:27 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Sweeping changes at Microsoft: Nadella's vision is in full effect" TechRadar UK 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft finally has some focus. Will that be enough?" Quartz 8:41 AM
  • "Windows 10 build 10163 screenshots leak online" BetaNews 11:39 AM
  • "Microsoft to finalize Windows 10 this week" The Verge 8:45 AM
  • "Reports -Windows 10 will hit Release to Manufacturing milestone this week" SuperSite for Windows 8:45 AM
  • "Windows 10 Will Be Finalized This Week" UberGizmo 8:44 AM
  • "Is Windows 10 ready for RTM based on build 10162 that was released to Windows Insiders last week?" SuperSite for Windows 8:44 AM
  • "Windows 10 RTM Sign-Off Happening Later This Week" Window News 8:43 AM
  • "Windows 10 will be completed this week" Neowin 8:40 AM
  • "Penultimate build of Windows 10 could come this week" TechRadar UK 8:40 AM
  • "With Windows 10 RTM looming, Microsoft posts version comparison" PCWorld 11:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Reportedly finalizing Windows 10 RTM later this week" Windows Central 8:42 AM
  • "First Windows 10 RTM candidate is build 10176" BetaNews 8:41 AM
  • "Windows 10 RTM candidate build 10176 has been compiled --sign off imminent" WinBeta 8:32 AM
  • "Windows 10 RTM: First Candidate Spotted Online" Softpedia 8:32 AM
  • "Is the Windows 10 Start Menu Really Too Complicated?" Softpedia 8:39 AM
  • "Windows 10 may be complete 'by the end of this week" Digital Journal 8:35 AM
  • "You'll only be offered Windows 10 if your PC can handle it" expert reviews 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals why some devices are unable to upgrade to Windows 10" PCR Online 8:33 AM
  • "Windows 10 build 10163 screenshots leak online" BetaNews 8:33 AM
  • "Windows 10 Build 10162 Comes with New Icons for Desktop Control Panel" Softpedia 8:30 AM
  • "Barriers to Windows 10 Will Delay Some Deployments" Baseline 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft still has some Windows 10 activation kinks to sort out" ITProPortal 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Some Windows 10 Builds Can't Be Activated" Softpedia 8:25 AM
  • "Failing to update Windows 10? Here are several more fixes" Neowin 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft To Hike Azure Cloud Services Prices Outside US Due To Significant Change In Currency Exchange Rates" Microsoft News 8:30 AM
  • "University of Aberdeen replaces IBM data management system to keep research grants rolling in" Computer World UK 8:16 AM
  • "IBM's big-data army mobilizes to guard our freshwater" GreenBiz 8:15 AM
  • "IBM's cognitive computer Watson is mastering tennis at Wimbledon" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:15 AM
  • "Sakra World Hospital chooses Dell's healthcare services solution" Hindu Business Line 8:11 AM
  • "The truth about Intel's Broadwell vs. Haswell CPU" PCWorld 8:09 AM
  • "Intel Compute Stick Now Available For Just Rs.9999 From Flipkart In India" Microsoft News 8:05 AM
  • "Intel to push IoT business partnerships with China supply chain" DigiTimes 8:05 AM
  • "Cheaper Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled coming this week" PCWorld 11:20 AM
  • "Intel Compute Stick available on Flipkart; comes in Windows 8.1, Linux options" The Indian Express 8:04 AM
  • "Intel's tiny Compute Stick goes up for sale in India for ₹9,999" Windows Central 8:04 AM
  • "PSRC to impose AMD 75mln fine on Electric Networks of Armenia" Pan ARMENIAN 8:00 AM
  • "ASUS AMD Radeon R9 Fury STRIX cards listed by German retailers" Hexus 7:59 AM
  • "Linux Kernel 4.2 RC1 Is One of Biggest Ever Because of New AMD GPU Drivers" Softpedia 7:59 AM
  • "AMD Radeon R9 Fury X CrossFire on triple 4K Eyefinity (11,520x2160)" TweakTown 7:59 AM
  • "These Scenarios Could Lift Our Valuation of Oracle by 30%" Forbes 7:57 AM
  • "Why You Should Buy Oracle Now Before Its Dividend Payment" TheStreet 7:47 AM
  • "Oracle expands APAC wokforce in effort to expand cloud biz" First Post 7:55 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple projected to underperform smartphone market in 2016" MarketWatch 1:25 PM
  • "The Dads Are in Charge at Apple" RealMoney [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:35 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks stage comeback, cut early losses: Wall Street staged a comeback and erased most of its early losses Monday as investors shook off fears about Greece and the eurozone." USA Today 11:58 AM
  • "Stocks: 5 things to know before the open/Stock markets are making some nausea-inducing moves Monday as investors react to major developments out of Greece and China." CNNMoney 7:39 AM
  • "Stocks Off Lows as Greece Appoints New Finance Minister: U.S. stocks pared earlier losses on Monday as investors hoped debt-laden Greece and its creditors take action to avoid a Greece exit from the eurozone as a new finance minister was appointed." TheStreet 11:56 AM
  • "Stocks Lower As Rebound Gives Way; China Issues Slide, Bassett Rises: Stocks were modestly lower Monday afternoon after a late-morning push into positive territory that was short-lived." Investor's Business Daily 12:35 PM
  • "Stocks Fall Amid Persisting Greek Uncertainty: U.S. equity markets fell on Monday, a day after the Greek people voted overwhelmingly in opposition of economic reforms demanded by the nation's eurozone creditors." FOXBusiness 11:54 AM
  • "Global markets fall sharply after Greek 'no' vote: LONDON (AP) — Stock markets and oil prices fell Monday after Greece's voters overwhelmingly rejected reform proposals from international creditors, a verdict that's reinforced fears the country may be heading out of the euro currency." Associated Press 7:33 AM
  • "US stocks slip after Greek 'no' vote; European markets sink: NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. slipped in midday trading Monday, while markets in Europe and Asia sank following a Greek vote that overwhelmingly rejected terms of the country's latest bailout package." Associated Press 11:53 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong shares plunge after Greek vote/Stocks in Hong Kong tumbled after Greeks rejected bailout terms, while China's shares stabilized amid Beijing's efforts to prop up markets." MarketWatch 7:32 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks knocked down as Greek voters say no to creditors' demands/European stocks dropped Monday, with investors questioning what's next for Greece and the eurozone after Greek voters overwhelmingly rejected reform plans demanded by creditors to the debt-laden country." MarketWatch 11:52 AM

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