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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Why Apple wants to end the era of free music streaming"  Business Insider 8:10 AM
  • "Cutthroat' Apple iTunes wants to pay for talent"  Computerworld 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Is Trying To Kill Free Spotify - Report" Sky News 8:09 AM
  • "Is Apple Really Trying To Stop Spotify From Streaming Free Music?" Benzinga 8:34 AM
  • "Apple's Ahrendts Emerges as Top-Paid U.S. Woman With $83 Million"  Bloomberg 9:20 AM
OS X
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Fix OS X crashing when a particular folder is opened" MacIssues 9:19 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Best storage practices for OS X Server and Time Machine" iMore 9:43 AM
  • "Editing a promo in Final Cut Pro X - Lessons learned" fcp.co 9:20 AM
  • "A Good Replacement For Mac Mail" Mac 360 8:00 AM
  • "The Mac's Coolest Fractions Calculator" Mac 360 8:00 AM
  • "Try The Strangest But Most Remarkably Useful Mac Copy Paste App Ever (free)" Mac 360 8:00 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Cassandra: Backup Redundancy for when Backup Disks Fail" eXtensions 8:11 AM
  • "A Few Words On Rental Software" McSolo 8:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "Seamless 3D Maps Have Never Been so Easy With the New PixPlant 3" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.04" FairerPlatform 8:00 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Paypal partner Home Depot quietly drops support for Apple Pay after quietly accepting it" 9to5Mac 8:07 AM
  • "Home Depot Quietly Turns Off Apple Pay Support at Sale Terminals" MacTrast 8:57 AM
  • "Valet parking worker jailed for iPad theft: Defendant stole iPad from hotel's guest while parking his car" Gulf News 8:39 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Destructive computer virus uncovered: A computer virus that tries to avoid detection by making the machine it infects unusable has been found." BBC 8:35 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "iMore show 455: Testing tattoos" iMore 8:14 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple and Samsung driving evolution in embedded touch handset displays, says IHS" DigiTimes 8:09 AM
  • "Apple is bringing a major redesign to one of its forgotten products" Business Insider 8:10 AM
  • "The Next Apple TV Could Get A Touch-Friendly Remote Redesign" TechCrunch 9:43 AM
  • "Apple Is About to Totally Reinvent Something We Use Every Day" Time 9:43 AM
  • "Apple launches guidelines for third-party Watch band makers" ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "Apple launches program for third-party Watch strap makers" Engadget 8:09 AM
  • "We're about to see thousands of new Apple Watch straps" Business Insider 8:11 AM
  • "Cheaper, recharging Apple Watch bands arriving thanks to official support" Ars Technica 8:50 AM
  • "Some Apple Watch Users Complain of Skin Rashes: Apple said its watches went through an 'extensive evaluation,' but some people's skin is just too sensitive." PC Magazine 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Watch's strap irritating you? You might be wearing it wrong: Fanbois find they are allergic to the Apple smartwatch" T3 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Watch users report painful rash after sweaty wristjob action" The Register 8:19 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Watch 'particle cloud' pairing method likely revealed in new patent" AppleInsider 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for Maps with Interactive 3D Views" Patently Apple 8:13 AM
  • "A future version of Apple's Maps app could show more detailed waypoint information" Apple Daily Report 8:07 AM
  • "Apple has been Granted an Invisible Optical Label Patent for Pairing Devices" Patently Apple 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Granted 38 Patents Today Covering a POP System, In-Cell Display, Apple Watch Designs and More" Patently Apple 8:14 AM
  • "Apple patent shows continued enterprise push for iOS devices" Apple Daily Report 8:08 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:08 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:08 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:08 AM

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Reviews
  • "Apple Watch worth the cost despite app imperfections" Fortune 8:09 AM
  • "Review: PopSlate Adds a Second Screen to Your iPhone" Re/code 8:04 AM
  • "Review: Uniq Transforma Case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" Run Around Tech 8:21 AM
  • "Force Training Institute Multi-Threat Shield review: We test this bulletproof laptop bag the only way you can" PCWorld 8:06 AM
  • "iSmartAlarm Review: This alarm not only nukes intruders with noise, you can watch them react in HD" Digital Trends 8:07 AM
  • "WD My Cloud Professional DL2100 review: A worthy SMB machine, but the best is yet to come" The Inquirer 8:39 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple Pay is a joy to use, even if it doesn't always work" Business Insider 8:10 AM
  • "Ulysses for iPad 2.0 review: Powerful, feature-filled text editor hampered by file sync" Macworld 8:06 AM
  • "Linqapp, Which Lets You Get Real-Time Language Answers From Real People, Launches On iOS" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "A Home for All the Lonely Apple Watch Heartbeats" Wired 8:04 AM
  • "Defeat the forces of evil in Marvel Pinball!" CIO 8:11 AM
  • "Hands On: 3D Virtual Tabletop v2.1.24 (iOS)" MacNN 8:15 AM
  • "Discover O review: a minimalist game that will keep you coming back for more" iDownload Blog 8:14 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Use Glances on your Apple Watch: How To Video" CNET 8:39 AM
  • "How to sync a music playlist to Apple Watch" AppleInsider 8:17 AM
Tips
  • "15 power tips for being productive with Apple Watch" iMore 8:14 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Meaningless: Words have officially lost all meaning" Macworld 9:43 AM
  • "This Taylor Swift custom keyboard for iOS suggests Apple's getting sloppy" The Next Web 8:57 AM
  • "Apple and Microsoft's visions for the future are delightfully different: One wants the device at the center of your life, the other wants to make the device irrelevant"  The Verge 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Watch is a miniature replica of the original iPhone"  Cult of Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Siri & Pebble... A Perfect Combo" Low End Mac 8:21 AM
  • "Seven Practical, And Emotional, Opinions About My Apple Watch" Forbes 8:21 AM
  • "New iPad Pro might not be enough to save Apple's declining tablet sales"  BGR 8:15 AM
  • "The PowerBook G4 Titanium still looks great next to today's MacBook Air" Macworld 8:06 AM
  • "Former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki is not impressed by the Apple Watch"  Mashable 8:03 AM
  • "Apple: 21st Century Monster" Mac 360 8:00 AM
  • "On Antennagate, Bendgate, Hairgate, and Tattoogate" PixoBebo 8:00 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Opinion: Facebook's Internet.org Isn't the Internet, It's Facebooknet" Wired 9:43 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: Getting to know your 12-inch Retina MacBook" iMore 8:14 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Belkin's WeMo app adds IFTTT & support for more bulbs including Cree" 9to5Mac 9:25 AM
  • "GE plans to support Apple HomeKit with new smart bulbs" The Verge 9:25 AM
  • "Apple TV rolls out new CBS Sports and USA Now channels" 9to5Mac 9:20 AM
  • "DGIwire App Now Available for Download on Apple App Store" PRNewswire 8:32 AM
  • "OtterBox Makes the Case for Stylish Protection: Symmetry Series Folio for Tablets Available Now" PRNewswire 8:32 AM
  • "Setting the Scene with Your Smartphone; New SageGlass Mobile App Enables Custom Daylighting Control" Business Wire 8:32 AM
  • "Turn Your Apple Watch Gold For Half the Price" Gizmodo 8:31 AM
  • "Dreamstime launches on-the-go stock photo search for iOS and Android" The Next Web 8:21 AM
  • "Fiksu's New Service Lets Developers Track Apple Watch Apps" TechCrunch 8:18 AM
  • "Need to manage a peck of Apple devices? Get Bushel MDM for that" ZDNet 8:18 AM
  • "Classic Notes 2007 brings back the pre-iOS 7 design of the stock Notes app" iDownload Blog 8:14 AM
  • "10 chic Apple Watch stands to fit any style" Mashable 8:03 AM
  • "newMacgadgets Introduces The iPhone 6 Lock and Cable Security Kit" prMac 9:20 AM
  • "Notebooks 8 for iOS adds PDF Reader and Background Sync for Dropbox" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Anawiki Shuffles Things Up with Avalon Legends Solitaire 2" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Just a Tip one of the first ever apps developed for Apple Watch platform" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "A gentleman's luxury made with premium leather - cb Softcase for iPhone" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Mars Tech LLC. Brings Tic Tac Toe to Apple Watch" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "New educational app - Math & Smart Pirates. SeaFight. 1st Grade" prMac 8:02 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 bombshell: Microsoft to KILL OFF Patch Tuesday" The Register 7:47 AM
  • "Cortana will also be your personal tech support in Windows 10" Neowin 7:21 AM
  • "Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi 2 now available for download" ExtremeTech 7:48 AM
  • "Windows 10 for phones build 10072 images leak: show Office apps and transparency options" Neowin 7:21 AM
  • "Microsoft delivers Office 2016 public beta ahead of autumn release" V3 8:11 AM
  • "ModernGraham Quarterly Valuation Of Microsoft Corporation" Seeking Alpha 7:17 AM
  • "Cisco Joins Race to Boost Internet Speeds for Cable Companies: Networking-equipment giant to unveil gear that can deliver both Video programming and broadband access" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:33 AM
  • "Cisco CEO Chambers: Retirement Decision 3 Years in the Making" eWeek 7:19 AM
  • "Cisco looks to salesman Robbins for tech leadership" Reuters 7:32 AM
  • "Chuck Robbins is new CEO of Cisco" NYC News 7:42 AM
  • "Cisco set to boost Internet speed for cable companies" Reuters 7:52 AM
  • "Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO): Focus on Chuck Robbin's Plan for Future" Invest Correctly 7:42 AM
  • "HP brings performance testing solutions to Microsoft Azure" BetaNews 8:15 AM
  • "Carly Fiorina defends layoffs at Hewlett-Packard" USA Today 7:40 AM
  • "HP launches pre-integrated systems for NFV" ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "Carly Fiorina's HP record clouds her campaign launch" CNN 7:40 AM
  • "AMD Radeon R9 380 Spotted In HP Gaming Pre-Build" Game Debate 7:41 AM
  • "HP accidentally reveals next-gen AMD Radeon GPUs in desktop PC launch" TechSpot 7:42 AM
  • "Intel Xeon E7 v3 Processor Series Debuts" CDR Info 7:43 AM
  • "Intel's High-End Xeon E7v3 Debuts: Claims it is fastest processor for data analytics" EE Times 7:43 AM
  • "Intel's NUC5PPYH and NUC5CPYH NUC Kits Receive Drivers" Softpedia 7:44 AM
  • "IBM closes Phytel acquisition as healthcare partnerships continue" Business Cloud News 7:47 AM
  • "Oracle Announces Java 7 End of Life" Info Q 7:48 AM
  • "H-1B Visas: 10 Numbers To Know In 2015/Statistics around this year's record-setting volume of new H-1B visa applications point to continuously growing demand for a supply that's unlikely to rise soon." InformationWeek 8:03 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stocks Open Lower as Trade Deficit Widens; Oil Tops $60" TheStreet 9:03 AM
  • "Wall Street Opens Flat Ahead of Service-Sector Data" Reuters 8:58 AM
  • "Stocks are little changed in early trading as oil jumps; Disney, Estee Lauder rise on earnings" Associated Press 9:03 AM
  • "Stocks lower as U.S. trade deficit widens" USA Today 9:07 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Trade Lower: S&P 500 had notched biggest two-day advance in more than a month" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:07 AM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stock-index Futures Lower As Trade Deficit Widens" Nasdaq 7:55 AM
  • "Futures lower before opening bell" USA Today 7:57 AM
  • "Stocks: 3 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 7:54 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese shares tumble 4% on worries over margin trading/Shanghai shares suffered their second largest daily fall this year, as worries about margin trading put an abrupt halt to the market's 39% year-to-date rally, while an interest-rate cut in Australia failed to lift the market." MarketWatch 7:55 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Jitters over Greece cap gains in European stocks/European stocks showed mixed moves on Tuesday, with most markets struggling for direction as concerns about Greece's bailout negotiations continued to nag." MarketWatch 7:56 AM

 
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