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Monday Highlights: It appears the federal judge presiding over iPhone decryption is actually trying to get open debate on encryption; iPhone marketshare down in the US, but China share offsets the slowdown; Jean-Louis Gassée recounts his memories of Steve Jobs; Topher Kessler has some helps if your Mac isn't booting following OS X upgrade; tutorial on making smooth videos from live photos on your iPhone 6 using FCPX; Steve Jobs movie opened over the weekend, generated $520+K per theater—more in our General Interest section; Elon Musk is having some trouble talking, while attempting to backtrack his comments that Apple is Tesla's graveyard, he then was rather mocking of the Apple Watch; rumor has an iPhone 7 that's waterproof coming out at the same time as Apple Watch version 2; Know Your Mobile's review of iPhone 6s is out, core spec comparisons of Surface Book vs MacBook Pro, and Surface Pro 4 vs MacBook Air; Brett Jordan posts a bunch of photos of his iPhone 6s Plus unboxing; Ken Segall applauds Apple's "midcourse correction" of the new Apple Watch ads on TV.

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  • "U.S. Wants to End Apple E-Book Antitrust Compliance Monitoring"  Bloomberg 8:38 PM
  • "Apple is having its worst year since the financial crisis"  CNBC 12:54 PM
  • "Federal judge asks Apple to explain why decrypting iPhones would be 'unduly burdensome' as tactic to open debate"  9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Judge looks to jumpstart public encryption debate with Apple iPhone unlocking case" AppleInsider 11:07 AM
  • "China Helps Apple Offset Lowest US iPhone Share In The Past Four Years"  Forbes 8:13 AM
  • "Will the Apple-Samsung battle help modernize patent law? Currently, the balance tips in favor of clever lawyering rather than promoting true innovation"  Computerworld 8:42 AM
  • "Apple Snaps Up A Startup With Facial Recognition That Doesn't Invade User Privacy" Digital Trends 1:03 PM
  • "Apple is blocking its news app from everyone in China, even if their iPhone is registered in the US" Quartz 7:50 AM
  • "Apple News is blocked in China" CNNMoney 12:03 PM
  • "Steve Jobs: Memories and Legacy"  Monday Note 8:05 AM
  • "How to overcome your Mac not booting after upgrading OS X" MacIssues 11:22 AM
  • "El Capitan discussion talks about Apple Mail problems, printing support software, FileMaker compatibility, text auto-correct, EPIC/Citrix compatibility, a problem with a Time Machine backup volume, issues with Apple's Photos app, user interface changes, fonts and more." MacInTouch 11:31 AM
  • "8 El Capitan Spotlight search tips you need" Computerworld 7:42 AM
  • "How to Use 'Secure Empty Trash' Equivalent in OS X El Capitan" OS X Daily 6:29 PM
  • "Noiseless and Noiseless Pro review: Clean up your photos shot in low-light conditions" Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "Carrot Weather review: Rain or shine, forecasts with attitude" Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "How to take screenshots on your Mac: OS X comes with some powerful and useful tools for taking screenshots. Here's how to master them." Macworld 6:04 PM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Hit Me!" YMP Now 8:58 AM
  • "Creating smooth video from iPhone 6 Live Photos in Final Cut Pro X" 8:04 AM
  • "Safari Pinned Tabs" MacMost 9:56 AM
  • "Picture Collage Maker 3 for Mac makes photo collage creation easy" Apple World Today 7:42 AM
  • "Pointers: Make Split Screen work for you on OS X" MacNN 8:59 AM
  • "What causes the Java installation dialog to appear in OS X? A few ideas for getting rid of this annoyance." Macworld 7:52 AM
Press Releases
  • "BurningThumb Studios has released a new version of Virtual CD RW, its Mac virtual CD drive App." BurningThumb Studios 5:11 PM
  • "App Tamer 2.1 Makes El Capitan Cooler, Quieter And More Power Efficient" MacPrices 12:49 PM
  • "RazorianFly - Apple and Mobile Related Reporting" RazorianFly 11:23 AM
  • "New Synchronization Engine Offers Data Protection For FileMaker" Architosh 8:24 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's luxury watch will become obsolete: Tag Heuer CEO" CNBC 6:19 PM
  • "Tag CEO: Selling 5 Million Apple Watches Is 'Genius,' but Smartwatches Over $2K Have a Problem" The Mac Observer 6:19 PM
  • "Apple is reportedly seeing 'disappointing' sales of the iPhone 6s" Business Insider 12:02 PM
  • "SAP, Apple and Imagine Dragons Collaborate To Support Refugee Humanitarian Project" Forbes 7:44 AM
  • "Apple supporting refugee crisis aid efforts with exclusive Imagine Dragons single, all proceeds go to charity" 9to5Mac 12:04 PM
  • "App Store prices rising in Australia, Indonesia and Sweden due to exchange rate fluctuations" 9to5Mac 6:03 PM
  • "Steve Jobs movie opens with highest per-theater earnings of any movie this year, best ever for Boyle" 9to5Mac 8:00 AM
  • "Steve Jobs biopic generates $520,942 in revenue from four theaters in first weekend" iMore 8:05 AM
  • "Steve Jobs movie rakes in cash during limited opening weekend" Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
  • "Apple voted top brand in the United Arab Emirates" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Retail Stores In India At Last Plus Other Positive Chatter" Forbes 7:40 AM
  • "Apple partnering with local retailer Croma to set up first stores in India next month" iDownload Blog 7:59 AM
  • "Elon Musk tries to take back Apple insults, ends up insulting Apple again: Musk called Apple a 'Tesla graveyard' and seemed to mock the Apple Watch in his original comments" The Independent 8:40 AM
  • "GE, Apple Are Fair Game for Activists, but Not These Companies: Activists have targeted some of the biggest publicly traded companies, but their huge appetite for agitation has limits" [Paid Membership Required] 7:49 AM
  • "We may soon see the first Oscar-worthy movie shot on an iPhone" BGR 7:52 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Teen texting can be just as compulsive as gambling" Engadget 7:23 PM
  • "More than half of Google searches now come from mobile" Mashable 11:06 AM
  • "Facebook paid only £4,327 in UK corporation tax last year" The Inquirer 8:29 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak Separates Fact, Fiction in 'Steve Jobs'" Bloomberg Video 6:25 PM
  • "Weekly Podcast Episode 155: A Magical Assortment Of Sharp New Apps" Apple'n'Apps 1:02 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-12: Elon Musk on Electric Cars, Dell Buys EMC" The Mac Observer 12:56 PM
  • "We're back and ready to talk about El Capitan!" The MT Show 7:42 AM
  • "Apple seeds iOS 9.1 beta 5 to developers" Cult of Mac 1:04 PM
  • "iOS 9.1 Beta 5 Released for Testing" OS X Daily 1:04 PM
  • "Apple draws cloudy line on use of root certs in mobile apps" Computerworld 7:45 AM
  • "Waterproof iPhone 7 to be launched in tandem with Apple Watch 2" GeekSnack 7:49 AM
  • "Apple quietly adds Bluetooth 4.2 to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2" ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "iPhone 6, 6 Plus get Bluetooth 4.2, Boost Apple's Smarthome Plans" The Mac Observer 3:41 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:41 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:41 AM

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  • "Samsung vs. TSMC: Comparing the battery life of two Apple A9s/Tests have limits, but the news seems (mostly) good for Samsung-made iPhone 6Ses." Ars Technica 1:02 PM
  • "iPhone 6s Display Teardown" iFixit 6:04 PM
  • "Zuli Smartplug: A new presence in the home automation market" Apple World Today 3:41 PM
  • "Review: the Prong PWR is an iPhone battery case with a twist" iDownload Blog 7:59 AM
  • "Review: Devialet Phantom, the $2000 single-unit Bluetooth speaker that aims to replace your hi-fi system" 9to5Mac 11:22 AM
  • "'s custom, laser cut wood iPhone case" The Loop 8:47 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How to create interactive checklists in Notes for iOS 9" AppleInsider 9:10 PM
  • "How to add f.lux-like screen gamma settings to a non-jailbroken iPhone" iDownload Blog 8:40 PM
  • "How to get text messages for two-factor authentication without a phone number" Macworld 6:03 PM
  • "TADAA -HD Pro Camera: Sophisticated Free Editing App with Some Nice Surprises" eXtensions 9:57 AM
  • "Super Sharp review: simple physics make this game fun and challenging" iDownload Blog 7:59 AM
  • "Max Ammo - Taking Aim At An iOS Shooter" Apple'n'Apps 7:38 PM
  • "How to Fix the Crappy Artwork Included in Audiobooks from Audible" Kirkville 6:29 PM
  • "How to customize default replies in Messages and Mail for Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 6:26 PM
  • "How to put Batman, Bart, My Little Pony or any cartoon character on your Apple Watch!" iMore 12:02 PM
  • "How to Access Apple Pay From the Lockscreen in iOS 9" Gizmodo 11:23 AM
  • "iOS 9's Wi-Fi Assist, fully explained and demystified" iDownload Blog 8:29 AM
  • "How to troubleshoot your iPhone and iPad by restarting, resetting, recovering, or restoring" iMore 8:29 AM
  • "Got an iPhone 6S? – Upload Photos/Videos To Facebook Directly From Your Homescreen" RazorianFly 11:07 AM
  • "Apple's App Yanking Switches On Data Monitoring Red Light" TechNewsWorld 6:29 PM
  • "Apple News censorship reminds us how fleeting digital content is" Gigaom 6:04 PM
  • "Where Is the New 100K Track Limit for iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library? Where is Apple Music for Android?" Kirkville 11:21 AM
  • "My day as an extra in the Steve Jobs movie" Ted Landau 11:02 AM
  • "Why Intel Has Nearly Zero Chance of Winning Apple Inc.'s A-Chip Business Anytime Soon" The Motley Fool 8:36 AM
  • "iPhone 6s vs. iPhone 6s Plus: Which One Should You Buy?" The Motley Fool 8:11 AM
  • "How to swap an iPhone 6 for a 6s: Doing the math on an early upgrade" Macworld 7:52 AM
  • "Apple And Samsung Stumble Together" Mac 360 7:41 AM
  • "Amazon Fire Tablet Performs Quite Poorly, As One Would Expect For $50" Forbes 8:57 PM
  • "The Smart Home's Bumpy Adolescence Is Nearing An End" ReadWrite 6:30 PM
  • "Surface Ignores Apple To Save Microsoft" Forbes 7:44 AM
  • "Watch: Conan imagines what a 'Michael Dell' movie similar to 'Steve Jobs' would be like" BGR 6:23 PM
  • "Twitter could use a little flattery!" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:41 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "OneNote for iPad gets Pencil by FiftyThree support" The Verge 6:48 PM
  • "Satechi's Apple Watch Grip Mount plays music, shows notifications from steering wheels or bike handlebars" 9to5Mac 12:02 PM
  • "techradar's extensive global survey results" ["Apple dominate Christmas 2015 wish list"] PRNewswire 8:09 AM
  • "Global Personal Cloud Market 2015-2020 - Key Players are Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Box, Dropbox, Google, Seagate, Buffalo Technology, Engyte, and Sugarsync" PRNewswire 8:08 AM
  • "Research and Markets: Future Development of Apple Force Touch - From the Perspective of HMI Evolution" Business Wire 8:07 AM
  • "Autodesk's 'Graphic' Vector Illustration App Makes iPhone Debut" RazorianFly 8:05 AM
  • "Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iOS gain more new features" BetaNews 8:01 AM
  • "The MUG Center for the Week of October 12: Dave Hamilton, Josh Centers and iOS 9" The MUG Center 7:52 AM
  • "Lebanon Online Radio (Live Media) 1.0 Customized For iOS" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Playmage Releases New Premium iOS Game - Slash Saga" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Solunar Calendar 2.0 - Discover Best Hunting Times" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Capture 365 Journal - Beautiful Video/Photo Journal for iOS" prMac 7:51 AM
Computer Industry
  • "EMC deal gives Dell founder big chance at second act: The acquisition, rumored for weeks, should help the longtime PC and server manufacturer move more toward offering business services." Seattle Times 9:10 PM
  • "Dell to Buy EMC for $67 Billion: Dell Inc. and private-equity firm Silver Lake will buy EMC Corp. for roughly $67 billion in cash and stock, marking the biggest technology-industry takeover ever." [Paid Membership Required] 7:02 AM
  • "Dell's buying EMC for $67 billion in the biggest tech deal ever" Engadget 12:36 PM
  • "Dell just bought data storage company EMC for $67B" VentureBeat 12:25 PM
  • "Dell will buy EMC for $67 billion in record tech takeover" PCWorld 12:20 PM
  • "Dell's EMC Acquisition: Perils, Opportunities Abound" InformationWeek 3:55 PM
  • "After Dell's $67B EMC deal, here are the 5 biggest tech acquisitions of all time" VentureBeat 12:24 PM
  • "Dell's $67 billion EMC deal will transform it into an enterprise giant" The Verge 12:08 PM
  • "Dell buys EMC for $67 billion: Will bigger be better?" ZDNet 11:10 AM
  • "Dell to acquire EMC in $67 billion record tech deal" Reuters 11:06 AM
  • "Dell Buyout of EMC Could Shift Balance of Power in the Industry: Big industry names will be affected by the newly created enterprise's ability to sell fully integrated solutions." Morningstar 3:44 PM
  • "What the Dell, EMC merger really means: Despite its $67B price tag, the deal isn't likely to reshape the tech market" Computerworld 3:42 PM
  • "Dell/EMC -- A Retrospective View" Forbes 6:24 PM
  • "In Takeover of EMC, Dell Makes Ambitious Bet" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:04 AM
  • "The Dell-EMC deal is huge, but where's it headed?" Gigaom 6:30 PM
  • "Dell to Buy EMC for $67 Billion" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:03 AM
  • "Dell to buy EMC in $67 billion deal" Reuters 7:10 AM
  • "Dell buys out EMC in mega-super-duper $67 beeelllion deal" The Register 7:38 AM
  • "Dell buys EMC and gets the corporate cloud for free" BetaNews 7:37 AM
  • "Dell buys local data storage company EMC for record tech price" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 7:37 AM
  • "Dell-EMC: Timeline of a $67 billion deal" Fortune 7:37 AM
  • "Dell Acquires EMC Corporation In A $67 Billion Deal" Microsoft News 7:36 AM
  • "Dell to Buy EMC for $67 Billion in Record Tech Deal" Bloomberg 7:36 AM
  • "EMC sells to Dell for $67 billion, ending an era in New England" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 7:35 AM
  • "Dell, EMC deal could bolster Microsoft vs. VMware" ZDNet 11:09 AM
  • "HP and SanDisk join forces to create storage 1000x faster than NAND flash" PCWorld 12:20 PM
  • "SanDisk, HP take on Micron and Intel's faster-than-flash XPoint" The Register 7:28 AM
  • "HP and SanDisk join forces to finally bring memristor-like tech to market" ars technica 7:30 AM
  • "Windows 10's early success hasn't halted the PC decline" Digital Spy 7:57 AM
  • "Lenovo confident about long-term demand for new PCs thanks to Windows 10" PCR Online 8:13 AM
  • "Windows 10 yet to impact declining PC market" Tech Central 8:11 AM
  • "Windows 10: Shiny new Microsoft OS isn't enough to stop people turning their backs on PCs" Express 7:58 AM
  • "Top-end Surface Book sells out on Microsoft Store" TechRadar UK 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft wins the PC argument for Windows 10" ComputerWeekly 8:02 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals first laptop - the 'most powerful on the planet'" BT 8:02 AM
  • "Surface Book review: Hands-on with Microsoft's impressive first laptop (better yet, it's a tablet too)" PC Advisor 8:16 AM
  • "IBM Is Researching a Nanotube Contact Solution That Will Enable 1.8nm Devices" Softpedia 7:48 AM
  • "Micron and Intel's 3D XPoint already has a rival from HP and SanDisk" PCR Online 7:29 AM
  • "VivaCell-MTS invests AMD 92 mln to help open first fablabs in Armenia" PanARMENIAN 7:25 AM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices Sees Large Growth in Short Interest (AMD)" Ticker Report 7:25 AM
  • "Telco Systems leads NFV concept demo in collaboration with Orange, Cisco, Intel and Netrounds" FierceWireless 7:17 AM
  • "Cisco exits set-top box biz, sheds US$1.8bn of revenue" The Register 7:17 AM
  • "PC Market Plight Continues in Q3 Say Gartner, IDC" Zacks 3:44 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Morgan Stanley Raises iPhone Estimates And Apple's Price Target" Forbes 1:02 PM
  • "Why Doug Kass shorted Apple" ["I feel obliged to warn Apple investors that this is what Doug Kass does. He makes a bet in the market that Apple's stock price will fall and then makes a big public show of it. On Twitter. On The Street. On cable TV."] Fortune 8:00 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow advances for 7th session, longest since December: Eli Lilly shares plunge after termination of drug trial" MarketWatch 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks Edge Higher as Focus Shifts to Earnings" TheStreet 4:02 PM
  • "Dow win streak hits 7 days" USA Today 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks End Quiet Trading Day in the Green" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Higher, But Constrained by Energy Sector: Investors begin to turn sights on corporate earnings" [Paid Membership Required] 12:50 PM
  • "Asia Markets: China shares surge on fresh stimulus plans from Beijing/Chinese markets rallied Monday after the central bank announced fresh stimulus to boost the economy, and expectations build that more could be on the way." MarketWatch 7:01 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks break six-day winning streak/European stocks declined Monday as investors paused for breath following last week's run of strong results for the benchmark index, which posted its longest winning streak in almost three months." MarketWatch 12:37 PM

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