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Thursday Highlights: Apple Pay is two years old, but Computerworld's Matt Hamblen doesn't see a whole lot to celebrate about, that is, until we see more loyalty and in-store payment apps; IBM reveals businesses that switch to Macs will find the savings to be in the hundreds per unit over PCs; Apple files lawsuit against Mobile Star, a company supplying counterfeit Apple products for sale through Amazon; customize or disable macOS Sierra's Optimized Storage from iMore; J.D. Power once again puts Apple atop of smartphone satisfaction, Samsung in the top ranks as well; Apple will livestream the "hello again" event on October 27th; attention gamers! Sony PS4 will allow tournament competition from the comfort of your own couch; Nintendo provides glimpse at forthcoming NX gaming system; Intel-based modems in iPhones found to have worse signal quality than Qualcomm based iPhones; ZDNet's one month iPhone 7 Plus revew.

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  • "Apple's Eddy Cue: Nope, we don't want to be Netflix/Apple is testing the waters of original programming, but Eddy Cue says don't expect the company to dive in headfirst."  CNET 3:08 PM
  • "Apple's TV boss: 'Television needs to be reinvented'" Business Insider 3:08 PM
  • "Apple Pay at two years: Not much to celebrate (yet)/Loyalty rewards tied to in-store payment apps could attract more users; banks need to get involved"  Computerworld 7:37 AM
  • "Macs are cheaper for businesses, and even IBM says so: Big Blue says it saves hundreds per year when employees choose a Mac."  Recode 8:12 AM
  • "Macs are up to $543 cheaper than PCs, claims IBM: IBM continues to challenge the popular myth is that Macs are more expensive than PCs." ZDNet 11:08 AM
  • "IBM's Switch To Macs In The Workplace Is Saving The Company Quite A Bit Of Money" Digital Trends 7:09 PM
  • "Apple Sues Over Fake Accessories: Apple says Mobile Star LLC sold counterfeit power products through"  PC Magazine 10:59 AM
  • "Apple: 90 percent of 'genuine' Apple items on Amazon are fake/Apple is suing an electronics distributor over what it says are bogus Apple accessories sold on Amazon." ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Apple lawsuit says 90 percent of 'official' chargers sold on Amazon are fake" The Verge 6:59 AM
  • "Apple complains Amazon's US site is selling fake products" BBC 10:59 AM
  • "How to customize or disable Optimized Storage on Mac" iMore 10:59 AM
  • "Change The Creation Date of a File" MacMost 10:45 AM
  • "Kill Spam On Your Mac, iPhone, And iPad" Mac360 7:52 AM
  • "A Few Words On Managing A Mac's Windows" McSolo 7:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "The FCPX Tour@IBC videos part 5: Steven Bawol (USA) and Bart Neckebroek (Belgium)" 8:05 AM
  • " Will Be Reporting from the Apple Special Event on October 27th" 8:05 AM
  • "DEVONagent 3.9.5: Updated for macOS Sierra, supports Qwant" DEVONtechnologies 6:59 AM
  • "In-Brief: Bricsys Talks Adding Artificial Intelligence (AI) to DWG-based CAD System" Architosh 8:00 AM
  • "3D Rhino-based Lands Design Now Released As Beta" Architosh 6:58 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Smartphone Satisfaction Higher among Full-Service Customers, J.D. Power Finds: Apple, Samsung Lead Device Rankings in Full-Service and Non-Contract Segments"  PRNewswire 10:51 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone leads in JD Power satisfaction survey of US carrier customers" AppleInsider 10:51 AM
  • "China dethrones U.S. as its iOS app revenue hits record $1.7 billion in Q3" VentureBeat 8:12 AM
  • "US hospital's iPad patient plan and Apple's bid for mHealth" Computerworld 12:40 PM
  • "hello again. Join us here on October 27 at 10 a.m. PDT to watch the keynote live." Apple 10:58 AM
  • "Apple announces event on 27 October with new MacBook Pros expected" The Guardian 6:58 AM
  • "New Apple event invite recalls original Macintosh, iMac introductions" AppleInsider 10:47 AM
  • "Major FCPX Event and Apple Mac Event on October 27" FCPXtv 8:51 AM
  • "Apple Pay used to buy $1 million Aston Martin DB5" Cult of Mac 10:59 AM
  • "Meet your new streaming TV bundlers: Apple, Amazon, Roku, and Google" TechHive 7:50 AM
  • "Cassandra: Apple Watch Series 2 Launches in Thailand" eXtensions 7:10 PM
  • "Cassandra: iPhone 7 Launches in Thailand" eXtensions 7:06 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: iMac goes big with 27-inch display" Cult of Mac 8:12 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "PS4's new tournament feature let you compete from your couch" CNET 10:59 AM
  • "Kodak Ektra smartphone inspired by 1940s" BBC 8:00 AM
  • "Mystery revealed? Nintendo to offer glimpse of new 'NX' video game system" CNNMoney 8:00 AM
  • "Heard of LeEco? Well, They're About to Sell You Everything" Wired 7:08 AM
  • "Tech's gender gap is getting worse, not better, report says: The number of women in the US computing workforce will drop from 24% to 22% by 2025 if tech leaders and others don't intervene, according to a new report from Accenture and Girls Who Code." TechRepublic 8:01 AM
  • "In US, getting women into tech is everyone's business -- study" CNET 7:07 AM
  • "Kids today are so stupid they fall for security scams more often than greybeards" The Register 7:07 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 7 owners are angry Samsung is refusing to pay compensation" The Verge 6:58 AM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-10-20: Apple's 'hello again' Media Event Predictions" The Mac Observer 12:40 PM
  • "Rebound 108: The ROKR of Cars" Six Colors 11:05 AM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 090 | New Macs event official, last minute expectations, latest on Apple Car, more" 9to5Mac 10:59 AM
  • "Google blows up Samsung" The Verge 10:52 AM
  • "Study: Weak Signals Crush Intel iPhones/iPhone 7 units with Intel modems don't do nearly as well as their Qualcomm brethren in weak signal conditions."  PC Magazine 11:38 AM
  • "Apple's secret trademark suggests MacBook 'Magic Toolbar' is real" The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "Developer finds unused one-handed iPhone keyboard in iOS system code, activated by edge swipes" 9to5Mac 6:58 AM
  • "iOS 9 downgrades no longer possible as Apple stops signing iOS 9.3.5" iDownload Blog 8:27 AM
  • "Will iOS 10.1 release for public consumption next Tuesday, October 25?" iDownload Blog 11:05 AM
  • "Apple replaces mechanical keyboard switches with proximity sensors in new invention" AppleInsider 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Invention may shed some Light on next MacBook Pro Keyboard" Patently Apple 8:05 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "9" iPad Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:43 AM

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  • "One month with my iPhone 7 Plus: The best device for important work/From standby time and overall battery life to water resistance and performance, the Apple iPhone 7 Plus excels where it counts for getting critical work done." ZDNet 8:47 AM
  • "Nonda Hub+ mini review: The only dock for a 2015 MacBook and a DisplayPort Apple Cinema Display" Macworld 8:06 AM
  • "Review: Incase Icon, Pop, and Textured Snap for iPhone 7/7 Plus" iLounge 7:04 PM
  • "Spidercase Rugged Full-Body Case for iPhone 7: This Week's Apple World Today Sponsor" Apple World Today 8:30 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "These are the 2 best iPhone email apps in the world, and I can't decide which to use" BGR 7:09 PM
  • "'Dan the Man' Review - A Blast While it Lasts" Touch Arcade 11:38 AM
  • "How to Spot a Counterfeit Apple Lightning Cable or Apple Power Adapter" Lifehacker 6:55 PM
  • "How to Delete Default Apps on iPhone, iPad with iOS 10" OS X Daily 3:06 PM
  • "How to remove all your Game Center friends" iDownload Blog 8:13 AM
  • "How to send a sticker in Messages on your Apple Watch" iMore 8:05 AM
  • "Converting Live Photos to Still Images Tips" iLounge 7:03 PM
  • "How smartphones are messing up your sleep — and what you can do to make it better" Business Insider 8:12 AM
  • "Comment: Kanye West has a point when he says the Apple vs Tidal battle is harming the music industry"  9to5Mac 7:24 PM
  • "Eddy Cue Dampens Expectations for Original Apple TV Programming" The Mac Observer 7:22 PM
  • "Apple's 2016 'Hello Again' Mac Event: Here's What To Expect" Redmond Pie 7:03 PM
  • "Apple Will Likely Let the 2013 Mac Pro Quietly Die" The Mac Observer 6:47 PM
  • "Kanye blames Apple for missing out on Drake track" Cult of Mac 11:05 AM
  • "Comment: IBM's Apple deployment Stats should be a lesson to enterprise companies everywhere" 9to5Mac 10:59 AM
  • "So, looks like Android people are switching to iPhone" Apple Must 10:44 AM
  • "E-Ink Keyboards Would be Brilliant if Apple Actually Uses Them" AppleBlend 10:43 AM
  • "An iPhone feature people have been clamoring for has been hiding in iOS the whole time" BGR 8:13 AM
  • "No, the 32 GB iPhone isn't 'slower' (or, how storage works!)" iMore 8:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Crushes The Mac In Ads" Mac360 8:06 AM
  • "Fauxficially: A slow start to Google's war against Apple" Macworld 8:06 AM
  • "Apple and Microsoft's Battle for the PC Market" Tech.pinions 8:06 AM
  • "Bimbo Bots vs. Spies That Hear You" Mac360 8:30 AM
  • "The Big Problem With Google's Pixel Phone" PixoBebo 8:21 AM
  • "LeEco's Big Vision for the US Needs Fleshing Out" Tech.pinions 8:06 AM
  • "Gizmo Guy: Google's Pixel: Great battery life, connectivity, and it doesn't explode" Philadelphia Inquirer [Free Registration Required] 8:00 AM
  • "Google Pixel review: an iPhone beater but not quite an Android king" The Guardian 6:58 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Automatic Lite is a more affordable smart car adapter for trip logging and vehicle diagnostics" 9to5Mac 11:08 AM
  • "MuzApp offers a better way of discovering new music - exchanging recomendations with friends and keeping an eye on what they are listening to. It is completely free of charge and has no ads." MuzApp 10:53 AM
  • "'Rock Band Companion' Launches With New 'Rivals' Expansion" Touch Arcade 10:52 AM
  • "Acrobits announces the launch of the iOS10 CallKit integration" Business Wire 10:51 AM
  • "Introducing DocuSign Payments: The New Way to Sign and Pay" PRNewswire 10:51 AM
  • "AirServer brings Apple AirPlay streaming from iOS & Mac to Xbox One" 9to5Mac 10:59 AM
  • "AirServer, Advanced AirPlay Receiver App, Announces Release on Xbox One" PRNewswire 10:51 AM
  • "ADA's Benefit Plan Analyzer Adds to Practice Mobilizer App for Dentists" PRNewswire 10:51 AM
  • "iOS 10.1 Apple Maps Beta Users Gain Access to Transit Directions for Japan" MacTrast 8:30 AM
  • "Feeling your iPhone isn't quite as hot as a Samsung Note 7? There's a case for that ..." 9to5Mac 8:13 AM
  • "LastThink Releases Nigeria Tv Online 4.5 for iOS" prMac 11:01 AM
  • "Share your store, reward and loyalty cards via iMessage with BoomBar" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "New Alfie Atkins game for kids out today on the App Store" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "First IBM Watson Education App for iPad Delivers Personalized Learning for K-12 Teachers and Students" MacPrices 8:01 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Cloud Buoys Earnings: Shares hit all-time high in after-hours trading, as results top Wall Street expectations" [Paid Membership Required] 6:57 PM
  • "Microsoft reports rising revenues thanks to Office, Surface, and cloud services" The Verge 6:57 PM
  • "Microsoft shares hit record high as results top estimates" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:03 PM
  • "Microsoft Q1 solid amid cloud, Azure traction" ZDNet 7:04 PM
  • "Microsoft profit destroys projections, stock jumps" MarketWatch 6:57 PM
  • "Microsoft Surges 6% to New Lifetime High in Late Trading" Barron's 6:57 PM
  • "Microsoft stock hits all-time high after beating earnings expectations with $22.3B in revenue and $6B profit" GeekWire 6:58 PM
  • "Microsoft Rises on Solid Earnings Beat" 24/7 Wall St. 7:04 PM
  • "Microsoft Stock Rises in After-Hours Trading on Q1 Earnings Beat: Microsoft reported per-share earnings that beat analysts' estimates for the fiscal 2017 first quarter." TheStreet 6:57 PM
  • "Microsoft finally starts removing non-compliant apps from the Windows Store" Neowin 6:34 AM
  • "Shiseido partnered with Microsoft to create a make-up filter for women who telecommute" Quartz 12:16 PM
  • "What to Expect From Microsoft Earnings" 24/7 Wall St. 12:16 PM
  • "Intel's $1.4B antitrust verdict should be reviewed, top EU judge says: An EU court erred in rejecting Intel's appeal of a record antitrust fine, a top EU judge advised Thursday" IDG News Service 6:09 AM
  • "Intel gets major support in appeal vs $1.2B EU fine" Seeking Alpha 6:02 AM
  • "Dell aims for DNA sequencing advancements with unstructured data storage" ZDNet 6:26 AM
  • "Dell Technologies aims for startup agility at enterprise scale" ZDNet 12:08 PM
  • "Dell Unveils Portfolio of Endpoint Security Products" eWeek 6:27 AM
  • "Dell EMC World leaving Austin for Las Vegas" Channel Biz 6:36 AM
  • "Dell EMC's making XremIO multi-protocol" TechTarget 6:36 AM
  • "Healthy mix of marvel and scepticism at Dell EMC World 2016: Dell Technologies has designed a number of new products to ensure its customers aren't 'Uber'd', 'Airbnb'd' or 'Tesla'd' in their marketplace" Irish Times 6:37 AM
  • "What next for VMware, Virtustream and Pivotal under Dell Technologies? Former EMC 'Federation' companies open up on what life will be like for it and its partners under Dell umbrella" CRN UK 6:37 AM
  • "Men need to do more to support gender diversity, says Dell EMC exec: Companies should broaden the pool of people recruited for tech roles beyond just those with existing technical skills, according to Dell EMC's EMEA services sales director Stephane Reboud." Computerworld UK 6:37 AM
  • "Latest offerings from Dell at EMC World 2016" Infotechlead 6:37 AM
  • "Michael Dell on business units: If it's not number one, we sold it/Dell boldly claims to number one in 'everything'" CRN UK 6:37 AM
  • "Dell World: Michael Dell claims evolution from PC vendor to digital firm reaping rewards/Dell also loving life as head of a private firm" V3 6:37 AM
  • "Dell EMC relaunches VCE appliances using Dell servers" CRN 6:38 AM
  • "How To Boss It Like... George Brasher, Managing Director of HP UK & Ireland" The Memo 6:41 AM
  • "HP launches LaserJet Ultra 134fn, LaserJet MFP M436nda printers, priced at Rs 22,999 and Rs 89,068 respectively" BGR India 6:42 AM
  • "HP Refreshes LaserJet, A3 Multifunctional Printers Lineup for SMBs; Prices Start at Rs. 22,999" NDTV Gadgets 6:42 AM
  • "IBM expands Bluemix China to include IoT, blockchain" The Stack 6:43 AM
  • "Intel receives help from top EU advisor in fight against €1.06bn antitrust fine: Advocate general Nils Wahl says firm's actions unlikely to have harmed competition" The Inquirer 7:21 AM
  • "Intel gets support in fight against EC fine" ComputerWeekly 6:44 AM
  • "Intel CPU flaw leaves Haswell-powered devices open to attack: ASLR can be 'broken' to allow hackers to circumvent security" The Inquirer 6:43 AM
  • "AMD reports $1.3 billion in Q3 revenue on higher console chip sales" VentureBeat 6:57 PM
  • "AMD beats Q3 expectations: The company's revenues were up 23 percent year-over-year, primarily because of its record semi-custom SoC and higher GPU and mobile APU sales." ZDNet 7:04 PM
  • "AMD revenue beats on demand for chips used in gaming consoles" Reuters 7:04 PM
  • "Advanced Micro reports 3Q loss: Advanced Micro Devices reports third-quarter loss of $406 million" Associated Press 7:10 PM
  • "Oracle announces general availability of Bare Metal Cloud Services" ZDNet 12:07 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Thanks, Apple! TSMC Sees Record-High Profits in 3Q16" Market Realist 8:30 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close lower as telecom, oil pummeled/Analyst: Not much change in sentiment after presidential debate" MarketWatch 6:52 PM
  • "Verizon's Disappointing Quarter Pulls Telecoms, Wall Street Into Red: A disappointing quarter from Verizon was enough to pull the telecom industry and the rest of Wall Street into the red on Thursday." TheStreet 6:52 PM
  • "Stocks close lower as Dow snaps 2-day winning streak" USA Today 6:51 PM
  • "Wall St Dips as Telecoms Slump; AmEx Surges" Reuters 6:51 PM
  • "Stocks Slip as Investors Focus on Earnings: Oil prices cool a day after touching the highest price in more than a year" [Paid Membership Required] 6:50 PM
  • "Asian markets rise as China reports healthy growth" MarketWatch 7:00 AM
  • "U.K. stocks slip as retail sales miss forecasts" MarketWatch 7:00 AM

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