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Friday Highlights: Peter Kafka and Dawn Chmielewski of Re/code are reporting Apple is pushing to include local TV as part of Apple TV, meaning potential delays to next gen "hobby" device—additional reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft are the four horsemen of IT innovation says ZDNet's Larry Dignan; Dan Frommer on Slice Intelligence's report that Apple Watch orders have dropped considerably since initial supply sold out; exec of Sling TV discusses with Benzinga his belief as to why Apple was always "unlikely to release a TV"; Lesa Snider talks about maximizing Photos on OS X by using smart albums; iTunes Match could use some fixing according to Kirk McElhearn; IBM likes Apple Watch, sees its use in the enterprise with MobileFirst apps; iPhone can save lives in more ways than one, like this story of an iPhone absorbing a shotgun blast; welp...Samsung's iPhone 6 killer, the Galaxy S6 is not doing its job; Kanye West's next album rumored to debut as iTunes/Beats exclusive; Apple Watch update changes heart rate monitoring, less consistent; Wayne Williams' first 24 hours with the Apple Watch good so far, expects to like it more over time; Roman Loyola at Macworld reviews new 13" MacBook Air; iDownload Blog shows how to use Watch to locate your iPhone.

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  • "Apple Wants Local TV in Its Apple TV Service, Which Means Apple TV Could Be Delayed"  Re/code 8:35 AM
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  • "Smart uses for smart albums in Photos for OS X" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Pro Tip: Deploy thin images on a Mac with AutoDMG" TechRepublic 8:28 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Fixing iTunes Match's quirks" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Use this little tweak to stop cluttering your Mac's desktop with screenshots" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "Anytune for Mac OS X a handy tool for musicians, dancers, singers" Apple Daily Report 8:09 AM
  • "Got A Touch Of Mac OCD? Massage It With This Clever Mac App" TeraTalks 8:00 AM
  • "Finally, 9 Ways To Love This Creative Writer's Unique New Mac Tool" Mac 360 8:00 AM
  • "What To Do When All You Want To Do Is Sync This To That On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 8:00 AM
  • "How To Save Photos And Movies From Messages On Your Mac" Mac 360 8:00 AM
  • "Get The Internet To Come To You With This Blast From The Past Mac App For News" NoodleMac 8:00 AM
  • "Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited Mac Review" Mac Gamer HQ 8:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "ChordsMaestro, Your Personal Music Chord Wizard" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Script of the Day: Play Random Album, quickly assembles the tracks of a full album chosen at random in an iTunes playlist and plays it" Doug's AppleScripts 8:02 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "IBM confirms Apple Watch is also an enterprise product"  Computerworld 8:09 AM
  • "Apple and IBM push MobileFirst apps onto Apple Watch" V3 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Watch targets the enterprise as IBM apps get smartwatch support" The Inquirer 8:26 AM
  • "Man survives shotgun attack after his iPhone takes brunt of blast" iTV News 8:34 AM
  • "An iPhone saved a man's life when it absorbed a shotgun blast" Business Insider 8:34 AM
  • "Forget being an iPhone 6 killer, Galaxy S6 sales are a total disaster for Samsung" Cult of Android 9:01 AM
  • "Apple-loving Kanye West could debut next album on Beats Music refresh" Cult of Mac 9:01 AM
  • "Sorry, Tidal: Kanye West's new album may be an Apple Music exclusive" BGR 8:58 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Philips turns LEDs into an indoor GPS for supermarkets" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Private I: The network vulnerability is coming from inside the house!" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Think factory reset wipes your data from Android phones? Think again" ZDNet 8:28 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast discusses new Macs, Apple Watch update & Wall Street analysts" AppleInsider 8:36 AM
  • "Update to Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 leading to less frequent heart rate monitoring" 9to5Mac 8:34 AM
  • "Apple accidentally broke an Apple Watch feature with its 1st software update" Business Insider 8:58 AM
  • "Users report less consistent heart rate readings after updating to Watch OS 1.0.1" iDownload Blog 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Watch 1.0.1 update breaks Heart Rate Monitor data collection" MacIssues 9:06 AM
  • "Apple Leaks New iPhone On Apple Store" Forbes 9:01 AM
  • "Next gen iPhone production to start mass production next month?" Apple Daily Report 8:09 AM
  • "Apple patents tiny hotspot designed for joggers and campers" ZDNet 8:10 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM

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  • "24 hours with Apple Watch [First-impressions review] BetaNews 9:06 AM
  • "13-inch MacBook Air review: Apple's affordable laptop nicely blends performance and portability" Macworld 8:32 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "You Should Play: Does Not Commute turns a time-shifted traffic jam into fun" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "How to use your Apple Watch to locate your iPhone" iDownload Blog 8:59 AM
  • "Yes, tagged Faces do sync to your iPhone, iPad, and Mac — if you know where to look" iMore 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Watch: Change wrist orientation" CIO 8:04 AM
  • "6 great Google Chrome gestures for Android and iOS" PCWorld 8:13 AM
  • "Product reviews will never be perfect, but they're still better than ever" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Carl Icahn Was Way Off on His Apple TV Set Projections: The activist investor predicted that an Apple-designed TV could bring in $37.5 billion" The Motley Fool 8:10 AM
  • "The Apple Watch addiction" CIO 8:09 AM
  • "Like Apple's Touch ID? You'll Love This" Mac 360 7:59 AM
  • "Why Is This Happening To Apple Watch?" Mac 360 7:59 AM
  • "The Selfie-Stick Generation Is Starting Earlier Than Ever" Gizmodo 8:46 AM
  • "A field guide to Apple Watch neuroses." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 8:01 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "SwiftKey update brings themes store to custom keyboard app" TechnologyTell 9:07 AM
  • "MixRadio now available to download on iOS, Android" MacNN 9:07 AM
  • "Smell the bacon? It's one of 38 new emojis on the way" Cult of Mac 9:02 AM
  • "Catalyst Waterproof case protects your iPhone 6 up to 16 feet under water" iDownload Blog 8:59 AM
  • "Inbox by Gmail is getting a delete button and signature support but no 'mark unread' option" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "Zig Zag Race 1.0 - A super fun car race in space" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Musk Links released for iOS - New Download Manager" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Routes 2 - The ultimate iOS app for planning trips - Available on Jun, 3" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Arabic Dictionary 12.0 Released with Apple Watch Support" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Ziggy Road 1.0 released for iOS and Android - Zigzag Traffic Racer" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "English To Romanian Dictionary Broadcast for IOS app" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Kungfu Rabbit Dash - Become a Rabbit Kungfu Master!" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "PagodaWest Games releases Nom Chops - Now Nomming on the App Store" prMac 8:29 AM
  • "Ultimate Shinobi 1.0 - Minimalistic Endless Runner Challenges Players" prMac 8:29 AM
  • "AIA: Show Floor Reports: Autodesk, Trimble and Nemetschek Group Companies" Architosh 8:02 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft reportedly eyeing Wunderlist for a potential acquisition" Windows Central 5/21
  • "Report: Microsoft Is Looking To Acquire Wunderlist To-Do List And Tasks App" Microsoft News 5/21
  • "Microsoft tweaks Windows 10 in new preview build" TechSpot 5/21
  • "Microsoft Squeezes Office Onto Android Phones" eWeek 5/21
  • "Microsoft starts to sell mid-priced Surface 3 model in Europe" Hexus 5/21
  • "Microsoft takes a step toward bringing and Outlook closer together" ZDNet 5/21
  • "Microsoft has lightweight collaboration, project management mobile apps in the works" ZDNet 5/21
  • "Microsoft Flow: new chat app being developed that hopes to fix email and messaging" The Independent 5/21
  • "Hewlett-Packard Says Breakup Will Cost Billions, but Sees Savings Too: Tech company's earnings top views despite revenue drop" [Paid Membership Required] 5/21
  • "H-P's Earnings Top Views Despite Revenue Drop: Tech company names financial chiefs for its separate businesses after the split" [Paid Membership Required] 5/21
  • "HP reports profit above estimates, shares up" Reuters 5/21
  • "HP's Q2: Earnings on target, revenue miss; offers split update" ZDNet 5/21
  • "Hewlett-Packard Q2 Profit Exceeded Analysts' Estimates" Bloomberg 5/21
  • "H-P shares rise on earnings beat, cautious guidance" MarketWatch 5/21
  • "H-P to Sell 51% of Chinese Data-Networking Unit to Tsinghua Holdings: Buyer is expected to pay $2.3 billion for majority control of H3C Technologies" [Paid Membership Required] 5/21
  • "HP sells $2.3 billion China unit stake to forge partnership with Tsinghua Unigroup" Reuters 5/21
  • "Hewlett-Packard, Best Buy, Dollar Tree earnings in focus" MarketWatch 5/21
  • "Andreessens pair with H-P to send computers to Ferguson, Baltimore libraries" USA Today 5/21
  • "HP, Tsinghua partner in joint Chinese enterprise tech venture" ZDNet 5/21
  • "HP selling 51% stake in Chinese unit, other local businesses for $2.3B" Seeking Alpha 5/21
  • "Dell Enterprise President Takes Shots At Cisco UCS Director" CRN 5/21
  • "Dell inserts Hyper-V smarts into its DL backup boxen: Widens range with new appliances and standby VMs" The Register 5/21
  • "Intel's CEO doesn't think Windows 10 will boost PC sales" Business Insider 5/21
  • "Asus, ASRock Unveil New Motherborads For Intel's Braswel SoC" CDRinfo 5/21
  • "Intel Outs HD Graphics Driver Build 4206 Beta for Some NUC Devices" Softpedia 5/21
  • "Intel wants containers to be alone again, naturally: VT-x virtualisation extensions pressed into service improving container security" The Register 5/21
  • "Intel, Altera resume merger talks" ITworld 5/21
  • "Cisco rolls out storage networking gear, updates" ZDNet 5/21
  • "Source: Oracle is gutting the group that tailors its products for particular industries" Business Insider 5/21
  • "Lenovo annual profit up 1 percent, misses forecasts, on IBM, Motorola deals" Reuters 5/21
  • "Lenovo's profit hit by acquisitions of Motorola, IBM server business: The Chinese PC vendor is pulling more revenue from smartphones, tablets and servers" IDG News Service 5/21
  • "Lenovo Q4: Revenue boost rides on record PC sales" ZDNet 5/21
  • "Lenovo Shipped Record 18.7M Smartphones in Q4 2014, But Profit Dropped 37%" TechCrunch 5/21
  • "Lenovo profits slow despite 20 percent revenue growth after Motorola buy: Revenues boosted thanks to mobile business that made up a fifth of the total" The Inquirer 5/21
  • "Lenovo sold 60 million PCs in a year, but probably won't again" Engadget 5/21
  • "Silicon Valley attracting women to technology" BBC 5/21
  • "US proposes tighter export rules for computer security tools: The rules could prohibit the export of penetration testing tools without a license" IDG News Service 5/21
  • "2015 has gone denial-of-service attack crazy: Akamai is going on about the state of that internet again" The Inquirer 5/21
  • "Chromebook Sales Predicted To Grow 27% This Year, To 7.3M Units" TechCrunch 5/21
  • "Raspberry Pi Model B+ sales rocket after price-cut to $25: CEO expects to sell a million units this year" The Inquirer 5/21
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "New high for S&P 500; Nasdaq comes close" USA Today 5/21
  • "S&P 500 Edges to New Record As Oil Prices Rally" TheStreet 5/21
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stocks Gain; S&P 500 Edges To Record" MarketWatch 5/21
  • "S&P Ends at All-Time Highs but Traders Eye Weak Volume" Reuters 5/21
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise; S&P 500 Hits Record: Gains come amid quiet trading ahead of holiday weekend" [Paid Membership Required] 5/21
  • "Asia Markets: China data damps gains in Asian shares/Japan's stocks eked out another 15-year high Thursday, but weaker-than-expected Chinese manufacturing data kept a cap on gains on the region, including Hong Kong." MarketWatch 5/21
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks slip after soft eurozone PMI data/European stocks drifted lower Thursday following mixed manufacturing reports from the eurozone, including a figures pointing to slowing output growth in Germany, Europe's largest economy." MarketWatch 5/21

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