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  • "Apple stores picketed in China as part of anti-U.S.¬†demonstrations"  Reuters 6:24 AM
  • "Apple's Touch ID blocks feds—armed with warrant—from unlocking iPhone: Supreme Court has not ruled about compelled unlocking of fingerprint-locked devices." Ars Technica 2:48 PM
  • "Don't Bury the Apple Watch: It's Not Dead Yet: The smartwatch market experiences its first year-over-year decline in shipments, but it's not a fair comparison."  The Motley Fool 7/23
  • "Apple Ranks As World's Top Company In 'Perception Strength' For 2016: FutureBrand Index"  Tech Times 7/23
  • "Hacker who targeted celebrity Apple and Google accounts sentenced six months in prison" AppleInsider 7/23
  • "Ten months after its release, iOS 9 is now installed on 86% of iOS devices" Neowin 7/23
  • "Apple weathers anti-U.S. demo in China, where patriotic protests snowball"  Reuters 7/23
  • "Microsoft OneNote Ink Support Comes to the Mac" eWeek 7/23
  • "Stagefright-Like iOS, OS X Vulnerabilities Allow Remote Code Execution: Update Now" Tech Times 7/23
  • "Security bugs put Apple devices running iOS and Mac OS X at risk: But the latest versions released earlier this week fix the vulnerabilities." Engadget 7/22
  • "Apple's latest software updates fix flaw resembling Android Stagefright" AppleInsider 7/22
  • "Stagefright-style vulnerability discovered in OS X and iOS, update for protection" 9to5Mac 7/22
  • "iOS, Mac vulnerabilities allow remote code execution through a single image"  ZDNet 7/22
  • "Stagefright-like flaw opens up iPhones and Macs to iMessage hack: Cisco research shows executable code can be hidden easily in images" The Inquirer 7/22
  • "Hackers Could Steal Your iOS Or Mac Passwords Using Nothing But A Single Image" Huffington Post UK 7/22
  • "New Security Threat Targets OS X, iOS through Graphics" The Mac Observer 7/22
  • "FileVault 2's Undying Guest User bug - the El Capitan edition." Gordon's Tech 1:55 PM
  • "Aperture in El Capitan: Not showing the workspace? (and other known issues)" Gordon's Tech 6:13 AM
  • "OS X 10.11 (El Capitan): New mouse-related bugs" Betalogue 7/23
  • "Can't delete a Mac app because it's still open? Here's the fix!" iMore 10:50 AM
  • "How-To: Use Final Cut Pro X's move event feature to archive events and save space¬†[Video] 9to5Mac 7/22
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Bookmarking audiobooks, hard drive problems, and more/Also: Strange iOS app updates and Apple's cloud offerings." Macworld 7/22
  • "This App Is Better Than Reminders" Mac360 7/22
  • "Use Creative Kit On Mac Photos, Forget About Photoshop" TeraTalks 7/22
  • "This Is Microsoft's Free Gift To Mac Users" Mac360 7/22
  • "How to erase a Mac that seems to lack erasure options: Older Macs don't have a Recovery partition, so what should you do?" Macworld 7/22
  • "Use Composition Mode in Scrivener to Write Without Distractions" Kirkville 7/22
  • "What Exactly Is 'Compressed Memory'?" MJ Tsai 7/22
  • "Should You Upgrade to Apple's iOS 10 or macOS Sierra?" AppAdvice 7/22
  • "Three reasons to run your own Mac server: Running a server isn't as scary as you'd think. Here are three reasons why you should consider it, too." Macworld 7/22
Press Releases
  • "Avira launches Mac Antivirus Pro, which is optimized for channel resellers" Apple World Today 7/23
  • "DEVONthink 2.9 with ultra-fast, robust, and secure next-gen sync" prMac 7/22
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Watch Sales Drop Dramatically Ahead Of Hardware Refresh: The smartwatch market contracted for the first time, thanks to a plunge in Apple Watch sales, according to a report from IDC. However, the report showed that Samsung, Lenovo, LG, and Garmin made gains." InformationWeek 7/22
  • "FBI Looks for Touch ID Workaround by 3D Printing Fingers" The Mac Observer 7/22
  • "Police Want to 3D Print a Dead Man's Fingers to Unlock His Phone" Gizmodo 7/22
  • "We'll Have to Wait Longer for That Apple Car Than We Thought" Gizmodo 7/22
  • "Edward Snowden designs an anti-snooping iPhone case: A bouquet of barbed wire wrapped around a brick" The Inquirer 7/22
Non-Apple News
  • "Verizon Finalizes $4.8 Billion Yahoo Deal: Verizon plans to announce deal early Monday, ending months of speculation" [Paid Membership Required] 12:58 PM
  • "Neil Young's Pono Music will be offline for 'several weeks': The uncompressed music service is switching infrastructure providers after its partner got bought." Recode 3:14 PM
  • "6 incredibly rare Pokemon that are currently impossible to find in Pokemon Go" BGR 8:49 AM
  • "The new Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming to Netflix" The Verge 6:17 AM
  • "Verizon and Yahoo are set to announce an exclusive $5 billion deal: The terms are still unclear." Recode 7/23
  • "Someone already caught all 142 Pokemon in America" BGR 7/23
  • "Israel is opening an innovation center to showcase Israeli technology and inspire young entrepreneurs" TechCrunch 7/22
  • "Pokémon Go launches in Japan with McDonald's as first sponsor: The tie-up with McDonald's provides a new revenue stream for the game" Computerworld New Zealand 7/22
  • "Spotify Is Now Letting Other Companies Check Out Your Tunes — And You" NPR 7/22
  • "The Talk Show: 'Special Bullying Venue', With Special Guest Glenn Fleishman" Daring Fireball 7/23
  • "Coming July 23: Gene Steinberg meets Josh Centers of TidBITS, and Bryan Chaffin, of The Mac Observer, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 7/22
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Watch battery life, beta updates, iOS 10 liquid detection, more" AppleInsider 7/22
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-22: Unlocking iPhones with 3D Printed Fingers, Uber-waterproof iPhone 7" The Mac Observer 7/22
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Episode 18" FCPRadio 7/22
  • "The Next Track, Episode #10 – Setting Up a Home Media Server" Kirkville 7/22
  • "iOS 9.2 – 9.3.3 jailbreak to be released soon according to Pangu" 9to5Mac 8:49 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 7 finally gets a release date" BGR 1:52 PM
  • "iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus/Pro Release Date Leaks From Reliable Source" Tech Times 6:23 AM
  • "Latest iPhone 7 Rumor Suggests a New, Larger Model Is Possible"  eWeek 7/23
  • "Apple rumored to launch 'iPhone 7' on week of Sept. 12" AppleInsider 7/23
  • "iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Launch Predicted to Be Week of September 12th" MacRumors 7/23
  • "Apple Reportedly Drops Samsung As iPhone 8 Chipmaker: Increased Competition?" Tech Times 7/23
  • "Apple Wins Two Design Patents for Apple Pencil Replacement Tips" Patently Apple 7/23
  • "iPhone 7 will be Waterproof, Include Lightning Headphone Dongle" The Mac Observer 7/22
  • "iPhone 7 Again Said to Ship With Lightning-to-3.5mm Headphone Dongle" MacRumors 7/22
  • "Lightning EarPods with the iPhone 7? Not happening says Deutsche Bank" TrustedReviews 7/22
  • "'Solid' forecast from Apple chipmaker Skyworks may bode well for 'iPhone 7' production" AppleInsider 7/22
  • "Apple to sell limited-edition Apple Watch bands w/ country flags for Olympics" 9to5Mac 7/22
  • "Apple's limited edition Olympic Apple Watch straps feature national flag motifs, only available in Rio" AppleInsider 7/22
  • "Here's how Apple makes those special edition Olympic Apple Watch straps"  Apple Must 7/22
  • "Latest iPhone 7 leaks highlights new dual camera, video compares Rose Gold iPhone 7 to iPhone 6s" 9to5Mac 7/22
  • "Leak Claims To Show The Rumored Space Black iPhone 7 On Video"  Redmond Pie 7/22
  • "iOS 10 release date, features and rumours: Apple releases iOS update to squash critical security bug" IT PRO 7/22
  • "Future Apple devices could theoretically sport vision-correcting displays" Apple World Today 7/22
  • "Apple Car Rumor Roundup: Here's Everything You Need To Know About 'Project Titan'/The Apple Car might not hit the streets until 2021" Digital Trends 7/22
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/22
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/22
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/22

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  • "Beyond Ink Pen Review: Stylus, storage, and battery in one" SlashGear 7/23
  • "Opinion: 2016 MacBook – two months later"  9to5Mac 7/23
  • "The 7 best Lightning cables for your iPhone or iPad" Digital Trends 7/23
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus: What's the rumoured difference?" Pocket-lint 7/22
  • "These New Apple Watch Bands Are Worth a Trip to Brazil" GQ 7/22
  • "Cycling Ride Pouch is a convenient accessory for iPhone-using bike riders" Apple World Today 7/22
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Stocks app: The ultimate guide" iMore 9:25 AM
  • "ConditionalWiFi lets you block certain apps from having Wi-Fi access" iDownload Blog 7/23
  • "Just Breathe. Apple's watchOS 3 beta Will Show You The Way." The Mac Observer 7/22
  • "Teach Your Toddlers That Learning Is Fun With Apple TV Apps" AppAdvice 7/22
  • "Quik and Splice: Edit your GoPro videos on your iPhone in a jiffy" Pocket-lint 7/22
  • "How To Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 On iPhone 6s, 6, 6s Plus, 6 Plus, 5s, iPad, More [Tutorial] Redmond Pie 10:37 AM
  • "How To Block A Number From Messaging You In iOS 10" AddictiveTips 7/23
  • "Here's how to quickly and simply update all your Apple devices" ZDNet 7/23
  • "How to speed up a slow iPhone: Tips to make older iPhones run faster | Speed up iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s" Macworld UK 7/23
  • "How To Markup Images In The Messages App In iOS 10" AddictiveTips 7/22
  • "How to Downgrade from iOS 10 Beta and Remove It Completely" Low End Mac 7/22
  • "Better Item Selection With iOS Pixelmator" MacSparky 7/23
  • "Majority of Chinese Consumers didn't Buy into the Anti-Apple Protests this week" Patently Apple 7:35 AM
  • "A Brief History of Mobile App Design" 7/23
  • "Apple's Rivals Just Made Rumors of Absent Headphone Jack Stronger" The Motley Fool 7/23
  • "After Initial Euphoria, Then Letdown, iPad is Poised for Glory"  The Mac Observer 7/22
  • "The phenomenon of old tech guilty pleasures" Computerworld 7/22
  • "Will Growing Nationalism Kill The Foreign Brand In China?" Forbes 7/22
  • "This is Why Apple TV is the Perfect Solution for Millennial TV" About Tech 7/22
  • "Apple's App Store Could Make $45-Billion In Profit From Pokémon Go" Mac360 7/22
  • "What iPhone 7 Needs More Than Anything" Mac360 7/22
  • "Guess how many smartwatches Apple sold last quarter?" Mobile Choice 7/22
  • "Why Edward Snowden created a device to tell if your iPhone's radios are spying: The device, created by Edward Snowden and hardware hacker Andrew 'Bunnie' Huang, is particularly aimed at journalists working overseas." Christian Science Monitor 7/22
  • "Spotify Is Now Letting Other Companies Check Out Your Tunes — And You – NPR" Kirkville 7/22
  • "7 things Windows users can do that Mac users can only dream of: IF YOUR Mac-loving friends are lording their device's superiority over yours, it could be time to remind them of these certain Windows features." Express UK 6:23 AM
  • "Four ways smartphones are changing the world for the better" Android Authority 6:24 AM
  • "Robot Wars: How the deadly new House Robots were born" Telegraph 6:16 AM
  • "Here's What's Wrong with Classical Music on Streaming Services (Part Whatever)" Kirkville 7/23
  • "The quest to get a unique SNES CD-ROM prototype working again" Ars Technica 7/23
  • "Is China Stealing Jobs? It May Be Losing Them, Instead" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/23
  • "The real reason Netflix's subscriber growth is falling" BGR 7/23
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "This 3D-printed iPhone case will increase your Pokémon-catching rate" Mashable 7/23
Computer Industry
  • "France's CNIL: Windows 10 collects too much information and isn't secure" Neowin 6:16 AM
  • "Salesforce would have bid 'much higher' for LinkedIn" Seeking Alpha 8:07 AM
  • "Surface Book and Pro 4 get driver updates targeting camera and Windows Hello improvements" Neowin 1:51 PM
  • "Microsoft's Lumia 650 is now available for as little as $69.99 with no annual contract" Neowin 1:51 PM
  • "Dell, HP Take Opposite Tacks Amid Roiling Tech Market: Dell relying on scale after EMC acquisition, while two halves of H-P bet that smaller is nimbler" [Paid Membership Required] 6:28 AM
  • "Dell, HP Take Opposite Tacks Amid Roiling Tech Market" Nasdaq 6:28 AM
  • "The Break-up, starring Meg Whitman: ARN tests the theory of shrinking to success." ARN 6:28 AM
  • "HP announces 'Back to College' campaign for students" DNA 6:28 AM
  • "HP Elite x3 Unveiled: Specs, Price , Release Date & More" MobiPicker 6:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Can't Shield User Data From Government, U.S. Says" Bloomberg 7/23
  • "Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 grab new camera drivers for Windows Hello and more" Windows Central 7/23
  • "AMD mulls a CPU+GPU super-chip in a server reboot: AMD wants to reinvigorate its server business and could get creative with its Zen CPUs" IDG News Service 7/23
  • "Silicon chip breakthrough promises genuinely smart devices: Next-gen devices enabled by integrating novel materials on silicon" The Inquirer 7/23
  • "Vast Influx of Pokémon Go Players Causes Security Threats to Proliferate" eWeek 7/23
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple investors braced for rotten results: The firm is struggling in the face of stiff competition, especially in Asia, ahead of its third-quarter numbers on July 26." News.Markets 7/22
Industry News
  • "S&P 500 gathers momentum as telecom rallies; Dow industrials waver: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were seeing tepid gains late-morning Friday, but the Dow industrials were under pressure from losses in General Electric Co. and Boeing Co." MarketWatch 7/22
  • "S&P 500 Clinches Record High as Wall Street Shrugs Off Earnings: The S&P 500 manages to clinch a new record high on Friday even with a number of factors trying to pull it into the red." TheStreet 7/22
  • "Markets notch record highs one month after Brexit" FOXBusiness 7/22
  • "Can tech's Four Horsemen live up to the hype? Call it the Nasdaq's $1.8 trillion question. Can the new Four Horsemen of Tech deliver strong results and a solid outlook for the rest of the year?" CNNMoney 7/22
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 5,100.16 up 26.26 points" Nasdaq 7/22
  • "Stocks flat as week draws to close: U.S. stocks were flat in listless trading Friday a day after a pause ended the Dow's nine-day winning streak as investors continue to analyze incoming quarterly earnings reports and the release of the first post-'Brexit' economic data in Britain and Europe." USA Today 7/22
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise; S&P 500 Hits Record: Slow trading week; GE, Honeywell fall after earnings reports" [Paid Membership Required] 7/22
  • "Asian markets drop as central bank stimulus falls short of expectations: Asian shares ended lower Friday as central banks poured cold water on traders' hopes for monetary easing." MarketWatch 7/22
  • "European stocks slip as earnings reports roll in: European stocks slipped Friday, as investors sifted through corporate earnings reports for reasons to cheer after the European Central Bank failed to deliver a boost the previous day." MarketWatch 7/22
  • "European stocks book weekly gains amid earnings: European stocks ended Friday little changed, but posted weekly gains, as investors sifted through corporate earnings reports for reasons to cheer after the European Central Bank failed to deliver a boost the previous day." MarketWatch 7/22

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