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With the Apple Watch being water-resistant, and a new Apple patent filed for waterproofing iDevices, will 2015 finally be the year iPhones get waterproofing?

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "The man behind the Apple Watch: Last year, Apple was the first company to be valued at $700bn. As it makes a bid to enter the luxury market with the 18ct gold Apple Watch, the brand's British design visionary, Jony Ive, gives a rare interview to Nick Foulkes. Portrait by Dorothy Hong"  Financial Times 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Watch will change the way you shop: Retail is at the digital crossroads and Apple Watch says what time it is"  Computerworld 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Is Thinking Different With Marketing of the Apple Watch" TheStreet 8:01 AM
  • "Apple's Smartwatch Faces Hurdles With Health Sensors" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:23 AM
  • "Apple Set to Join the Dow Jones Industrial Average"  PRNewswire 8:30 AM
  • "Apple to replace AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average"  CNBC 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Added to the Dow" WSJ Blogs 8:32 AM
  • "iDow: Apple added to iconic Dow stock index" USA Today 8:32 AM
OS X
News
  • "Oracle: How about some adware to go with that new Java for Mac?" ["Oracle is resorting to the same old tactics that Windows power users are well familiar with to trick OS X users into installing Ask's browser extensions and set its search engine as default, alongside Java 8 Update 40."] BetaNews 8:13 AM
  • "Adware sneaks through OS X Gatekeeper loophole" iMore 8:19 AM
  • "Office 2016 for Mac Preview brings Retina display support and more Office 365 features" The Inquirer 8:05 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Hands on with Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 Preview" BetaNews 8:57 AM
  • "Hands-on: Office for Mac 2016 finally makes OS X users first-class citizens" The Next Web 8:19 AM
  • "Office for Mac 2016 Preview: New Looks Without Much Substance" The Tech Night Owl 8:04 AM
  • "Java 8 without the Adware (aka Java8Unjunker)" brunerd 7:53 AM
  • "How to invoke a specific Notification Center View using keyboard shortcuts on Mac" iDownload Blog 9:23 AM
  • "Pointers: Use Dropbox to Share Files (OS X)" MacNN 8:18 AM
  • "Screenflow, recently revved to version 5.0, provides a great screencasting studio for the Mac" AppleDailyReport 8:28 AM
  • "A Better Way To Mute The Mic And Adjust Mic Sound Volume On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:54 AM
  • "2 Simple Mac Apps To Organize That Which Is Not So Simple" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "Your Mac And The Price Of Focus" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "Every MacBook User Needs A Bartender (seriously)" TeraTalks 7:55 AM
  • "Thank You, Lord, For Yet Another Code Snippets App For My Mac's Snippets" BohemianBoomer 7:55 AM
Op/Ed
  • "How to Fix iTunes, Part 9: Gifting Playlists" Kirkville 8:18 AM
  • "Java 8 Update 40 Installer App Fun!"  brunerd 7:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "Paragon Boot Camp Backup is the Industry's First Solution for Backing Up Windows under OS X – and it's Free!" Paragon Software 9:17 AM
  • "Mac - iPhone users now protect kids, pets, things with this new IoT App" prMac 8:06 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "BMO forecasts 19M Apple Watch sales in 2015, with more than half selling in holiday season" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Watch to ship 15 million units in 2015, says Strategy Analytics" DigiTimes 8:27 AM
  • "As Apple Pay Fraud Grows, Banks Scramble to Fix Credit Card Flaw" TheStreet 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Pay hit by low-tech fraudsters: WSJ" CNBC Videos 8:00 AM
  • "Competitors hope for boost from Apple Watch" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:01 AM
  • "Apple, Google, Microsoft & others urge Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage across the USA" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Google team up to support marriage equality" Engadget 8:27 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Republicans file bill to rip Internet regulatory powers from FCC" Electronista 8:33 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Podcast: Switching to iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch Role Playing, Over-Under + More" Insanely Great Mac 8:25 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's presence in China, Samsung Galaxy S6, mobile payment news, more" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Watch apps designed to be used for a few seconds at a time, report says: Apps to unlock hotel rooms and much more are being developed in extreme secrecy at Apple headquarters." CNET 8:02 AM
  • "Why Apple Watch apps should be usable in 10 seconds or less" Gigaom 9:21 AM
  • "You'll be able to use the Apple Watch's box as a charger for some models" Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "Gold Apple Watch could cost $9,999" MarketWatch 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Watch Edition won't be the most expensive smartwatch on the market" 9to5Mac 9:59 AM
  • "iPad Pro rumored to have oxide LCD display" TechnologyTell 8:12 AM
  • "Apple extends iPhone 5 battery replacement program into 2016" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Extends Defective iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program To Jan 2016" RazorianFly 8:13 AM
  • "iPhone 6S Will Copy Key Samsung Feature" Forbes 9:21 AM
  • "Apple supplier Japan Display to build $1.4 bn LCD screen factory" AFP 8:18 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM

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Reviews
  • "Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Can Samsung overtake Apple again?" The Inquirer 8:05 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands On: Artree relaxation app (iOS)" MacNN 8:33 AM
  • "Hands On: NoteSpot (iOS)" MacNN 8:18 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "11 Amazing Features of the Apple Watch" Time 8:57 AM
  • "Apple not among Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For" AppleDailyReport 8:29 AM
  • "Cassandra: Apple Invitations, Rumours and the Watch" eXtensions 8:28 AM
  • "My (practical) Apple Watch wish-list" iMore 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Watch: latest rumours and facts" Telegraph 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Watch: six things that could drive you round the bend" Telegraph 8:20 AM
  • "Golden Apple: Thoughts on potential Apple Watch prices" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "How developers are making apps for an Apple Watch they haven't seen yet" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "3 reasons Apple's watch will _ or won't _ change the game" Associated Press 8:14 AM
  • "What to Expect From Apple's 'Spring Forward' Apple Watch Event" Apple Gazette 9:22 AM
  • "What to Expect From the Apple Watch Event Monday" Wired 8:13 AM
  • "Why Apple won't put bigger batteries in the iPhone even though it improves battery life" Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "Here Is Samsung's Simple Two-step Process To Compete Against Apple Inc." Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Needs A Little Of What Google And Microsoft Already Have" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "How Apple Inc. Is Becoming More Like Google Every Day" Mac 360 7:54 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "FoxTrot Classics Comic Strip" GoComics 7:56 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "This $249 battery strap will charge Apple Watch while you wear it" 9to5Mac 9:59 AM
  • "Amazon Games Studios bringing four of its titles to iPhone and iPad" iMore 9:21 AM
  • "Reply From the Lock Screen on Gmail iOS App" PC Magazine 9:21 AM
  • "OmniGraffle iOS update brings diagramming tool to the iPhone" Apple World Today 8:33 AM
  • "ProCamera 8 + HDR for iPhone is fine-tuned with latest app update" AppAdvice 8:33 AM
  • "Imgur iOS App Now Available - With a Caveat" Apple Gazette 8:27 AM
  • "Signal Keeps Your iPhone Calls And Texts Safe From Government Spies" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
  • "Need It Mobile App Revolutionizes Shopping Lists With A Snap" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "String Toys for iPad Releases to the App Store" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Record your Family Stories using Re-Collections for iPad" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Ticker 1.0 for iOS now available - Sample-accurate metronome + beatmatch" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Metal Racer introduced for iOS - Next Generation Racing Game" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Instanty 3.01 for iOS extracts high quality pictures from Ultra HD video" prMac 8:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft announces plans for €134m campus in Dublin" Examiner 3/5
  • "Dancing to an ever-changing beat at Microsoft Ireland: Managing director Cathriona Hallahan has seen the Irish subsidiary's workforce grow from 24 workers to 1,200" The Irish Times 3/5
  • "Windows 10: Will your PC run it?" ZDNet 3/5
  • "s your PC strong enough to run Windows 10? Here's how to find out" BGR 3/5
  • "Microsoft faces specter of shelfware in the cloud era" Gigaom 3/5
  • "2 Microsoft Azure Services Hit General Release: Microsoft Azure Search service is out now, and the Azure DocumentDB NoSQL database service will debut in April." InformationWeek 3/5
  • "Microsoft's new browser, Spartan, gets detailed in a plethora of new images" Neowin 3/5
  • "Microsoft launches SA innovation centre to help startups" ZDNet 3/5
  • "Watch Microsoft's GDC Keynote here" Neowin 3/5
  • "Microsoft Continues To Focus On Lower ASP Smartphones" Seeking Alpha 3/5
  • "Microsoft is coming after Google in wearables" CNBC 3/5
  • "Microsoft Adds Embedding And Sharing Options To Sway" Social Barrel 3/5
  • "Microsoft co-founder says he's discovered long-lost Japanese battleship" CNN 3/5
  • "Race for Free Windows 10 will Create MSP Windfall" PCR-Online 3/5
  • "A Few Windows Phone 8.1.2 Details Emerge" Thurrott 3/5
  • "The Hadoop wars, HP cloud(s) and IBM's big win" Gigaom 3/5
  • "Is Hewlett-Packard's Planned Acquisition of Aruba Networks a Wise Move?" Street Wise Journal 3/5
  • "The Intel Atom X3 Can Hurt Qualcomm And MediaTek" Seeking Alpha 3/5
  • "Intel's flagship Iris Pro integrated graphics headed to desktops for improved gaming" PCWorld 3/5
  • "Intel Talks Mobile Gaming, Iris Graphics" PC Magazine 3/5
  • "Intel graphics power up with Raptr, new developer programs" ExtremeTech 3/5
  • "Intel March 2015 Drivers Bundle Is Available for Several NUC Devices" Softpedia 3/5
  • "Intel Outlines 2015 Gaming News at GDC" CDR Info 3/5
  • "Huawei, Intel expand tie-up amid China's rising scrutiny of U.S. tech firms" Reuters 3/5
  • "Intel: Broadwell to launch in time for Windows 10 this summer; Skylake to follow in the second half" Computing 3/5
  • "Intel Broxton: Time To Set Realistic Expectations" Seeking Alpha 3/5
  • "IBM's secret growth plan is ... Karaoke? ♫ I guess that's why they call it Big Blue ♫" The Register 3/5
  • "IBM mixes with AlchemyAPI to bring deep learning to Watson: There's gold in there somewhere" The Inquirer 3/5
  • "IBM launches bare metal OpenPower cloud servers: Open source Linux servers designed to help businesses expand" The Inquirer 3/5
  • "IBM's SoftLayer Cloud Division to Use OpenPower Systems" eWeek 3/5
  • "Cisco to Offer Hadoop Distributions With UCS Infrastructure" eWeek 3/5
  • "Cisco Chasing Margins of Past Means Software Takeovers" Bloomberg 3/5
  • "Cisco's plan to solve tech's diversity problem: Start from the top" Fortune 3/5
  • "Oracle extends its adware bundling to include Java for Macs" ZDNet 3/5
  • "New Relic drafts former Oracle exec to lead biz dev" Gigaom 3/5
  • "Linux professionals in high demand thanks to Heartbleed flaw and OpenStack growth" The Inquirer 3/5
  • "Red Hat Launches Its Docker-Centric Atomic Host Linux Distribution" TechCrunch 3/5
  • "Red Hat launches Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host: Security is at the forefront of the container-based system" The Inquirer 3/5
  • "Google Researchers Make Quantum Computing Components More Reliable: Researchers from a university and Google demonstrate a crucial error-correction step needed to make quantum computing practical." Technology Review 3/5
  • "SanDisk InfiniFlash is turning waste into a green solution to big data: Analysis It's so elegant, it's bordering on alchemy" The Inquirer 3/5
  • "SanDisk enters enterprise storage market with all-flash arrays for less than $1 per gigabyte" V3 3/5
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Here's why Apple joining the Dow is a 'historic moment' for the company" Business Insider 9:59 AM
  • "Apple Joins The Dow Jones Industrial Average March 18, Replacing AT&T" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Added to the DJIA: What You Need to Know Now" 24/7 Wall St. 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Stock Advancing Today After Upbeat Analyst Note on Strong iPhone Demand" TheStreet 8:01 AM
  • "Opinion: How Apple stock can easily hit $1 trillion valuation by 2017" MarketWatch 8:00 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks: 5 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 3/5
  • "Mark Cuban: 'Uber, Twitter, Facebook' part of a new tech bubble" CNNMoney 3/5
  • "Stock Futures Set Up for Small Rebound After Two-Day Selloff" TheStreet 3/5
  • "US stocks open higher; Pharmacyclics jumps on AbbVie $21 billion bid" Associated Press 3/5
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Higher Ahead of Jobs Report: Major benchmarks remain close to all-time highs reached Monday" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3/5
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese stocks decline amid fears of an economic slowdown/Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks both posted solid losses on Thursday, amid investor anxiety over an 'intensifying' economic slowdown in China as the nation's premier lowered the nation's growth target to about 7% for this year." MarketWatch 3/5
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks drive higher, euro falls, as investors wait for QE details/European stocks popped higher Thursday, with investors gearing up to hear more on monetary policy and the state of the eurozone economy from the European Central Bank." MarketWatch 3/5
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3/5
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 3/5
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3/5

 
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