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Mike Elgan lists recent activity from Apple suggesting their "control freakery [is] out of control". Agree or disagree with him? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Tuesday Highlights: According to a new report from Hits Daily Double, Apple Music has more than 10 million subscribers in first month, the question remains how many will stay subscribed after the free trial ends; analysis of the diverging sales paths being taken by the Mac and iPad; MacTrast tutorial on cleaning out your Mac before you sell or donate it; Charlie Osborne at ZDNet reports of "critical injection vulnerability" in App Store and iTunes invoice system that could "could result in session hijacking and malicious invoice manipulation"; best time to trade in your iPhone? Now says CNNMoney; T-Mobile promises buyers of iPhone 6 will get free upgrade to next verion iPhone; Steve Wozniak among geniuses issuing warning of artificially intelligent weapons; what is the biggest selling point of Macs, perhaps one we don't always think of: longevity; PC Magazine's Eric Griffith urges Apple to get on the bandwagon and support wireless charging.

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  • "Sources at major labels say Apple Music hit over 10M subscribers in first month" 9to5Mac 7:44 AM
  • "Can Apple Music keep its 10 million users? Major labels claim 10 million Apple Music users – but how many will pay for the service after the trial?"  Computerworld 8:59 AM
  • "The Divergent Paths of Apple Inc's Macs and iPads: Mac sales have risen and iPad sales have declined for six consecutive quarters." The Motley Fool 9:10 AM
  • "Apple and BMW may team up to make electric car" BetaNews 11:59 AM
  • "Nike's Fuelband misstep: Nike and Apple settle a class action lawsuit over the Nike+ Fuelband For $2.4 million." CNBC Videos 9:09 AM
  • "How To: Wipe Your Mac Before Selling or Donating It" MacTrast 7:34 AM
  • "How To: Backup Your iOS Device to Your Mac Using iTunes" MacTrast 7:34 AM
  • "10 Cool Safari Extensions for Warp Speed Productivity" Intego 9:05 AM
  • "Hide files and folders from Spotlight in OS X" CIO 10:38 AM
  • "Stellar Mail Converter for Mac OS X simplifies email migration" Apple Daily Report 7:32 AM
  • "Apple Music On A Mac? Bah Humbug! Try An Easier To Use SpotBar" Mac 360 7:32 AM
  • "Use Photos To Create A Comic Strip Or Comic Book Designs On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:33 AM
  • "Opinion: iTunes is now so clunky the only safe solution is to nuke it from orbit"  9to5Mac 10:37 AM
  • "An Apple iTunes Intervention" Mac 360 7:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "Stairways Software releases Keyboard Maestro 7.0" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "OS X Snake Oil" Rixstep 7:12 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Critical vulnerability in Apple App Store, iTunes revealed"  ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Apple 'fake factory' raided in China" BBC 7:45 AM
  • "Now is the best time to trade in your old iPhone: A new iPhone can be expensive. If you want to offset the cost by selling your old one, now might be the best time to do it." CNNMoney 7:31 AM
  • "Apple Pay Now Supports HSBC and First Direct in the UK" MacRumors 7:31 AM
  • "Apple Watch ads: 15 seconds, short and sweet" Fortune 7:37 AM
  • "Apple Targets Fitness, Travel, Music Apps in New Apple Watch Ads" The Mac Observer 9:40 AM
  • "Aaron Sorkin's 'Steve Jobs' selected as Centerpiece of New York Film Festival" AppleInsider 9:01 AM
  • "Amazon Prime Music arrives in the UK to take on Apple Music and Spotify" The Inquirer 7:40 AM
  • "T-Mobile will give you a free upgrade to the next iPhone if you buy an iPhone 6" The Verge 10:05 AM
  • "T-Mobile adds free Apple Music cellular streaming, offers free next-gen iPhone upgrades to iPhone 6 buyers" 9to5Mac 10:05 AM
  • "Hawking, Musk and Wozniak call for ban on offensive AI weapons" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "AI weapons are a threat to humanity, warn Hawking, Musk and Wozniak" V3 7:36 AM
  • "10 Worst Apple Products Ever" TheStreet 9:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Corning sales miss Street on weak demand for LCD glass" Reuters 9:27 AM
  • "Ask the wrong question and Google Now will tell you off" CNNMoney 9:05 AM
  • "Car and pedestrian collision? There'll soon be an app for that: The new system will alert drivers and pedestrians of potential collisions." IDG News Service 7:42 AM
  • "Apple drops plans for smaller iPhone 6C, claims analyst" ZDNet 9:01 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Granted 47 Patents Today Covering Biometrics with Tactile Feedback, the Apple Watch Charger & More" Patently Apple 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for a Photonics Optical Projection Module" Patently Apple 8:06 AM
  • "Macs, iOS devices could one day offer 3D images that change based on your position" Apple Daily Report 8:14 AM
  • "Apple granted patent for the keyboard design in the 12-inch MacBook" Apple Daily Report 7:43 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 9:50 AM
  • "ReadQuick -Speed Reader For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $9.99)" App Sliced 9:50 AM
  • "Thumbly Keyboard (One Handed Keyboard) For iPhone Is $0.99 Right Now (Previously $1.99)" App Sliced 9:50 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:32 AM

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iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Inside iOS 9: Notification Center streamlined with app alerts sorted by date, Apple Watch battery widget, new iPad view" AppleInsider 10:38 AM
  • "TVibes review: Choose the audience for your personal mobile TV station" Macworld 7:23 AM
  • "Polarr: Delightful Image Editing app for iPhone and iPad" eXtensions 7:34 AM
  • "Freemium Field Test: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation turns the spy thriller into a routine shooter" Macworld 7:22 AM
  • "Lead Them review: help the microcosm grow by pointing the way" iDownload Blog 8:07 AM
  • "Hands On: Lumo Deliveries 1.4.2 (iOS)" MacNN 7:31 AM
  • "Hands On: Stray Dog Simulator 1.1 (iOS)" MacNN 7:31 AM
  • "10,000,000 Apple Music Subscribers? Not So Fast..." Kirkville 11:59 AM
  • "Comparing Apples to lemons: Windows Phone beats Apple Watch" Macworld 9:36 AM
  • "I Heart This Overlooked Feature Of The Apple Watch" Techonomy 9:27 AM
  • "Apple Watches are coming to Best Buy, and this is a good thing" iMore 9:27 AM
  • "Opinion: A Mac's longevity is its biggest unsung selling point"  9to5Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Why I dropped everything to create Apple Watch apps" Cult of Mac 8:28 AM
  • "Why I am Keeping an Eye on the New iPod" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:07 AM
  • "Everything Should Wirelessly Charge Your iPhone: Samsung supports wireless charging, but Apple has long avoided the technology. That needs to stop."  PC Magazine 8:07 AM
  • "C you never! Apple scraps plans for 4-inch iPhone 6c" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
  • "What the Apple Remote says about Apple"  Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "Opinion: Yesterday's Google+ divorce -- Facebook gets the kids" MacNN 8:07 AM
  • "Google's New Patent: Why Is This Not Freaking You Out?" PixoBebo 7:15 AM
  • "Comic: Choosy Moms Choose Macs" iMore 8:08 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Motorola announces iOS-compatible Bluetooth headphones: on-ear, and sports-oriented in-ear" 9to5Mac 9:37 AM
  • "Epson's Datacom and Cable Labeling Mobile App Now Available for LabelWorks LW-600P on iOS and Android" PRNewswire 9:14 AM
  • "Terra Holdings Launches First NYC-Based Residential Real Estate Apps For Apple Watch And iPhone iOS" PRNewswire 9:14 AM
  • "Lrn for iOS is the app that will get you learning to code" The Next Web 7:50 AM
  • "Periscope for iOS gets Handoff support, ability to mute notifications and more" Memeburn 9:36 AM
  • "Periscope for iOS can mute notifications" Engadget 7:49 AM
  • "The Cup of Galfar for iPhone and iPad - A Fantasy e-Book in 3 Languages" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Now Manage Emails Directly in iOS Notification Center with eMail Widget" prMac 7:37 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means" Associated Press 6:37 AM
  • "Microsoft has begun pre-loading Windows 10" Neowin 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft takes its last roll of the dice with Windows 10: Analysis Depending on how futureproof it proves to be" The Inquirer 7:49 AM
  • "Welcome to the Windows 10 era" Neowin 9:41 AM
  • "10 Windows 10 migration issues you need to consider" CIO 6:47 AM
  • "Windows 10 might already be downloading on your Windows 7 and 8 PCs" The Verge 6:38 AM
  • "New Windows 10 patch available; fixes issues created by previous update" Neowin 6:29 AM
  • "Microsoft goes over the Windows 10 experience in new video" Neowin 6:30 AM
  • "Which Lenovo PCs will get free Windows 10 upgrade tomorrow?" ZDNet 6:29 AM
  • "Microsoft Just Unveiled This Totally Unexpected New Product" Time 12:04 PM
  • "Microsoft is developing an Android launcher called 'Arrow', now in private beta" Neowin 7:12 AM
  • "Microsoft has quietly released its own Android launcher" The Verge 6:38 AM
  • "Dell, Lenovo Lay Out Windows 10 PC Plans" eWeek 11:21 AM
  • "3D Xpoint memory: Faster-than-flash storage unveiled" BBC 12:04 PM
  • "Intel's new storage chip is 1,000 times faster than flash memory" The Verge 12:05 PM
  • "Intel, Micron unveil 'breakthrough' 3D XPoint memory tech; shares higher" Seeking Alpha 12:05 PM
  • "Intel tests definition of insanity with (leaked) typoslab Skylake CPUs: Ultrabooks, tablets, all-in-one PCs ... these are still selling, right? Right?" The Register 6:46 AM
  • "Why HP's New Dress Code Policy Is Ridiculous" Forbes 6:44 AM
  • "IBM Expands Africa Push With $60M Investment" eWeek 11:21 AM
  • "IBM wants to cool data centers with their own waste heat" ExtremeTech 6:48 AM
  • "Robbins kicks off new Cisco era with double exec swoop: Chuck Robbins hooks in new chief technology officer and chief digital officer on first day as Cisco CEO" CRN UK 6:45 AM
  • "Hawking, Musk, Wozniak and 1,000 other AI experts warn about autonomous weapons" The Inquirer 6:28 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "3 Simple Reasons To Buy Apple Inc. After Earnings" The Motley Fool 9:09 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow Adds Triple Digits as Crude Oil Tops $48" TheStreet 12:08 PM
  • "Wall Street Climbs with Fed, Earnings in Focus" FOXBusiness 12:08 PM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stock Futures Climb With Key Fed Meeting In Focus" Nasdaq 6:54 AM
  • "China stock swoon is wildcard as Fed meets on rates" USA Today 6:55 AM
  • "Global Stocks Rebound After Selloff: Chinese shares end lower but bounce back from sharpest intraday declines" [Paid Membership Required] 11:50 AM
  • "China's market may be partying like it's 1929" MarketWatch 6:56 AM
  • "European stocks stabilize as China fears persist/European stocks rallied Tuesday, bouncing back somewhat from the prior day's China-led global selloff, though traders remained unsettled." MarketWatch 6:55 AM

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