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  • "Beats 1 is the New iPod and Apple's Latest Bet"  Above Avalon 11:19 AM
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  • "Apple's Swift creeps up dev language survey – but it's bad news for VB" The Register 8:08 AM
  • "Windows 7 and 8.1 market share surge, XP falls behind OS X" ["Apple can now claim 10.17 per cent of the desktop OS market, the outfit says, although Netmarketshare has all versions of Apple's OS at just 6.73 per cent of the market."] The Register 7:27 AM
  • "How to fix corrupted iTunes libraries after enabling Apple Music" MacIssues 10:06 AM
  • "Get help signing in to Messages, FaceTime, and Game Center" Apple Support 9:56 AM
  • "Little Snitch keeps an eye on your Mac's Internet connections" Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "How to check if your Mac's songs are uploaded, matched, purchased, or Apple Music DRM-laden" iMore 9:03 AM
  • "How Do You Tweak Apple Music's For You Recommendations in iTunes?" Kirkville 9:56 AM
  • "Dictating notes directly into Final Cut Pro X with FCPXTRA" 8:17 AM
  • "Creating 3D items from symbol fonts in FCPX and default locations and presets in Compressor" 8:17 AM
  • "PixelShop: A Simple, Entry-Level, Inexpensive Photo And Image Editor For Macs" McSolo 7:21 AM
  • "iTunes 12.2 and iCloud Music Library: A Disaster for Your Music Collection" The Mac Observer 11:18 AM
  • "Cause and (plug-in developer) effect of the Adobe Creative Cloud ecosystem" Macworld 7:42 AM
Press Releases
  • "Logo Pop Free Vector Logo Design App For OS X Updated to Version 1.2 – Still Free" MacPrices 9:24 AM
  • "Zerodebug releases audiomux 2.0 - Adding tons of new features" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Tune Sweeper 4 released for Mac OS X - iTunes Cleaner Software" prMac 7:38 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple updates executive profile page with an accent on design positions" Apple World Today 7:24 AM
  • "Apple's newly appointed design execs report to Cook, not Ive" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Jony Ive's Promotion to Chief Design Officer Now Official, Alan Dye and Richard Howarth Assume Vice President Roles" MacStories 8:11 AM
  • "Taylor, Garth, And The Beatles: The Artists You Can't Hear On All Streaming Services" Forbes 7:24 AM
  • "Zane Lowe's Beats 1 interview with Eminem now on YouTube for those who missed it" 9to5Mac 7:23 AM
  • "Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi sold 35 million phones this year — but it's still nowhere close to beating Apple" Business Insider 8:12 AM
  • "Wozniak Says Scene in Jobs Trailer Is Fiction, Loves It Anyway Business" Bloomberg 8:52 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Sprint CEO calls T-Mobile's Uncarrier movement 'bullshit'" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "iMore show live: Apple Music Q&A!" iMore 9:27 AM
  • "Apple considering Samsung for Apple Watch OLED supply, says report" DigiTimes 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Watch 2 Display: No Changes In Screen Size, Resolution, Still Square (Rumor)" G for Games 8:17 AM
  • "Will the Apple Watch 2 Be Thinner and Lighter?" BGR 8:06 AM
  • "New display might make Apple Watch 2 thinner" ITProPortal 8:33 AM
  • "'iPhone 6s' Again Rumored to Feature 12MP Camera With 4K Video Recording" MacRumors 7:37 AM
  • "iPhone 6S Leaks Show Familiar Design With Big Changes Underneath" Popular Science 8:08 AM
  • "iOS 8.4 kills Home Sharing for music and people aren't happy about it"  The Inquirer 7:38 AM
  • "You can't stream your iTunes library from your computer to your iOS 8.4 devices" The Next Web 7:45 AM
  • "Apple kills Home Sharing for music in iOS 8.4" Engadget 8:39 AM
  • "Apple iOS 8.4 Has One Nasty Surprise" Forbes 7:46 AM
  • "Private I: Hijacked DNS puts iOS virtual private networks at slight risk" Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "TaiG releases, then pulls its 2.2.1 update for jailbreaking iOS 8.4" iDownload Blog 8:07 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple investigating ways to embed health sensors, fingerprint readers, chargers into iPhone logos" AppleInsider 7:37 AM
  • "Apple wants your iPhone logo to provide Apple Watch-like features" Apple Daily Report 8:19 AM
  • "Apple patent involves MacBook Pros with dual GPU configurations" Apple Daily Report 8:13 AM
  • "Battery drain on iOS 8.4? Blame Apple Music" BetaNews 8:32 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 8:52 AM
  • "Infinity Blade For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $5.99)" App Sliced 8:52 AM
  • "Spoiler Alert For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" App Sliced 8:52 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:39 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:39 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:39 AM

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  • "Apple Watch and fitness: A couch potato's perspective/Can wearable technology help exercise haters get off the couch?" Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "Review: Tiger TWO Terabyte 2.5 inch SSD by Trans International" Bare Feats 8:29 AM
  • "KitSound BoomBar 2 Bluetooth speaker review" iMore 8:33 AM
  • "BookBook for the iPhone is a handsome wallet case/removable shell/stand combo" Apple Daily Report 7:39 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple Music First Impressions" Thurrott 8:06 AM
  • "Stay hydrated with AddWater Pro for iPhone and Apple Watch" Apple World Today 8:31 AM
  • "Hands On: Xenowerk 1.2.4 (iOS)" MacNN 8:07 AM
  • "'Try Harder' Review – Do or Do Not Try this Challenging Runner" Touch Arcade 9:55 AM
  • "The easiest way to find what song Beats 1 just played isn't made by Apple" The Next Web 7:44 AM
  • "Past tense: All about the Apple Watch failure" Macworld 9:27 AM
  • "Apple Music's biggest problem: it's not iTunes Match" AppAdvice 9:38 AM
  • "Apple's new Music and iTunes icons stink" CIO 9:24 AM
  • "Apple Music might mess with your songs" ITProPortal 8:33 AM
  • "Is Apple's New Battery Replacement Plan Bad For The Environment?" Benzinga 8:18 AM
  • "People are freaking out after Apple killed off an important part of its music app" Business Insider 8:11 AM
  • "A plea for multiple months on Calendar for Apple Watch" iMore 7:23 AM
  • "Falling In Love And A Long Term Relationship In Apple's Walled Garden" Mac 360 7:21 AM
  • "Microsoft's New Surface Has Something I Want That Apple Won't Put Into A Mac" PixoBebo 7:20 AM
  • "Netflix Is So Hot Because It Gives Us What We Want: TV" Wired 7:23 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Readdle launches Scanner Pro 6 with automatic scanning, Scan Radar feature and more" iDownload Blog 8:09 AM
  • "Rooftapps Studios releases Mc Line 1.0 for iOS/Android - New Mobile Game" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "New Version of Budget Sense Delivers a Smart, goto Personal Finance Tool" prMac 7:38 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP makes it official, files to spin off enterprise division: The company says it's on track to split in two by Nov. 1" IDG News Service 6:06 AM
  • "HP Inc and HP Enterprise split moves forward" ZDNet 6:08 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard on track to split later this year" Seeking Alpha 6:06 AM
  • "How Hewlett-Packard plans to split in two" Fortune 6:57 AM
  • "HP Now Much Closer to Formal Separation" 24/7 Wall St. 6:41 AM
  • "Microsoft goes public with more details on its Windows 10 rollout plan" ZDNet 9:05 AM
  • "Here's How Microsoft Will Release Windows 10" TechCrunch 9:56 AM
  • "Which Windows 10 editions get which features?" ZDNet 10:42 AM
  • "Windows still the leading system weeks before the launch of Windows 10" Relaxnews 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft's COO sold over 40,000 shares of MSFT this week" Neowin 6:09 AM
  • "Microsoft's Office 2016 preview gets real-time editing in Word and more" Computerworld 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft Agrees That Xbox One Needs To Perform Better In Europe" UberGizmo 7:01 AM
  • "Xbox One, PS4 sales in China could be disappointing: Niko Partners expects sales of the consoles to be less than 550,000 units in 2015" IDG News Service 6:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gets a cheaper variant with Intel Core i7 CPU" GSM Arena 7:03 AM
  • "Global IT giants Microsoft, Oracle hail Digital India" FirstPost 7:01 AM
  • "Intel President Renée James to Leave: Ms. James to stay until January; no successor named" [Paid Membership Required] 9:15 AM
  • "Intel president James, three other execs leaving" Seeking Alpha 8:32 AM
  • "Intel President Renée James Stepping Down" Re/code 9:55 AM
  • "Intel shuffles ranks, President Renée James to exit: James will pursue a CEO role elsewhere" Computerworld New Zealand 10:45 AM
  • "Intel reveals why the desktop is still an important part of its business" PCR 6:59 AM
  • "Intel Delays Atom x3 4G 'SoFIA' to Early 2016: Further QA delays can put Intel in uncomfortable situations" Softpedia 6:59 AM
  • "Dell's Cheryl Cook talks marketing with CMO Innovation" CMO Innovation 6:57 AM
  • "IBM gets green light to sell off chips biz to GlobalFoundries: US regulators furrow brows, frown, nod" The Register 7:02 AM
  • "GlobalFoundries adds two IBM chip plants, Malta potential growth status quo" Albany Times Union 7:02 AM
  • "Ubuntu Intel Compute Stick arrives but specs lag behind Windows" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "Is Silicon Valley bad for the space race?" The Daily Dot 6:08 AM
  • "Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA comes to Amazon Web Services: It's already available in the marketplace" The Inquirer 10:42 AM
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Industry News
  • "Wall Street Rises After Mixed June Jobs Report" FOXBusiness 8:49 AM
  • "Greek Uncertainty Leads To Choppy Trading On Wall Street -U.S. Commentary" Nasdaq 9:58 AM
  • "Stocks move higher on jobs data" USA Today 9:59 AM
  • "So-So Jobs Report Still Spurs Stocks Higher: U.S. employers add 223,000 jobs, but wages are flat and participation rate falls" [Paid Membership Required] 9:56 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese shares slide as Beijing's moves to calm markets fall short/Chinese shares plunged Thursday, even as Beijing grasped for solutions to stem the selling, including relaxing rules on the use of borrowed funds to invest in stocks." MarketWatch 7:08 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks edge up as Greece keeps investors wary/European stocks swung between small gains and losses Thursday, with investors still nervously watching Greece's negotiations with its creditors." MarketWatch 7:08 AM

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