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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple losing its grip as top tablet company: Android and Windows tablet vendors are creeping in on Apple's top spot, IDC said."  Techworld 8:38 AM
  • "The Chinese are coming: Samsung, Apple's global smartphone market share slipping" Memeburn 8:40 AM
  • "How Apple has made use of its cash balance"  Market Realist 8:37 AM
  • "Welcome to the family. Today we are excited to officially welcome Beats Music and Beats Electronics to the Apple family. Music has always held a special place in our hearts, and we're thrilled to join forces with a group of people who love it as much as we do. Beats cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr.┬áDre have created beautiful products that have helped millions of people deepen their connection to music. We're delighted to be working with the team to elevate that experience even further." Apple 8:49 AM
  • "Apple officially welcomes Beats to the family as Beats moves online sales to Apple's site" ["Apple has confirmed with 9to5Mac that it has indeed received U.S. regulatory approval needed to complete its Beats acquisition."] 9to5Mac 10:13 AM
  • "Apple's $3 Billion Beats Purchase Now a Done Deal" Re/code 10:01 AM
  • "Apple closes $3B Beats deal, welcomes the company 'to the family': Apple says that it will work with the Beats team to 'elevate' the experience already created by Beats products." CNET 10:01 AM
  • "Beats is now officially part of Apple" The Verge 10:02 AM
  • "Vivendi Sells Its 13% Beats Stake to Apple for $404 Million"  Bloomberg 8:41 AM
  • "Vivendi/Universal Music Group: Closing of the interest sale in Beats" Vivendi 8:48 AM
  • "Apple Snaps Up Another Piece of Beats" Mashable 9:45 AM
  • "Apple slicing Beats" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 8:38 AM
  • "Apple to fire 200 Beats employees following acquisition" TechnologyTell 8:19 AM
  • "Apple responds to Samsung appeal of first California ruling, defends jury verdict all the way" Foss Patents 8:20 AM
OS X
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AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How to troubleshoot Mac Wi-Fi problems" Macworld 8:17 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Illustrator CC2014 review: Adobe continues to add refinements that benefit illustrators" Macworld 8:17 AM
  • "Light Up review: Put a spotlight on your photos and slide presentations" Macworld 8:17 AM
  • "Tonality for Mac is a powerful black and white image editor" TUAW 8:39 AM
  • "Mac Keyboard Shortcuts and Their Windows Equivalents" LAPTOP Magazine 8:42 AM
  • "Overflow is handy for organizing and freeing up the Mac OS X Dock" Apple Daily Report 8:02 AM
  • "Two New Ways to Zoom a Window in OS X Yosemite" TekRevue 7:58 AM
  • "The New Mac Color Picker On PEDs" Mac 360 7:58 AM
  • "How To Manage Mac Keyboard Shortcuts" Mac 360 7:57 AM
  • "The Mac App Like Adobe Illustrator Is Affordable And Not From Adobe" TeraTalks 7:57 AM
  • "Free: Unlock Your Mac By Knocking On Your iPhone" NoodleMac 7:57 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Message to IT from Mac users: Tread lightly"  Macworld 8:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "Taxonomy 2 update - File sorting utility for Mac" prMac 9:46 AM
  • "NetShade 6 adds KeyShade password manager, UI improvements" MacNN 9:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Android just topped iOS in global usage for the first time ever"  BGR 10:42 AM
  • "Apple will pay huge money to give you faster iOS 8 and Yosemite downloads" BGR 8:42 AM
  • "Yep, Apple's 'Stickers' Ad Gave MacBook Sticker Sellers a Huge Boost" MacStories 10:34 AM
  • "Tim Cook welcomes Beats to the Apple family" Macworld 10:42 AM
  • "Apple Officially Rolls Out the Welcome Mat for Beats" PadGadget 10:41 AM
  • "The Typo iPhone keyboard is back again after lawsuit, but maybe not for long" 9to5Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Typo's iPhone keyboard is back and it still looks a lot like a BlackBerry" Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "Delta's iPad app now allows passengers to stream movies & TV shows during flights" 9to5Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Stream movies and TV at 30,000 feet with Fly Delta for iPhone and iPad" iMore 9:44 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "HP's Luxury Smartwatch Looks Surprisingly Nice" Gizmodo 8:20 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Joe Kissell Takes Control of FileVault" MacVoices 7:59 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Home button parts claimed to be for Apple's 4.7" & 5.5" 'iPhone 6' units surface with different designs" AppleInsider 8:18 AM
  • "Home Button and Sensor Flex Cables From 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Shown in New Photos" MacRumors 8:52 AM
  • "Screen size not the only difference between Apple's two rumored 'iPhone 6' models?" AppAdvice 8:47 AM
  • "New leak shows one of the most important iPhone 6 and 'iPhone Air' parts" BGR 10:02 AM
  • "Apple's Next Big Product May Only Be Available In Limited Quantities When It Launches" Business Insider 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Files for 'CarPlay' Trademark in the US and Europe" Patently Apple 8:02 AM
  • "Apple patent filing involves renting digital content at the iTunes Store" Apple Daily Report 8:02 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:49 AM
  • "Kid Tripp For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:49 AM
  • "Aerofly FS -Flight Simulator For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $3.99)" Apple Sliced 8:49 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM

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Reviews
  • "FLIR ONE Camera Review: Yep, iPhone Predator-Vision Is Awesome" Gizmodo 10:41 AM
  • "Review - SMS Audio Sync Sport on-ear headphones Review" Electronista 8:20 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Keep it Reel: Make your iPad into a professional recording studio" Macworld 8:18 AM
  • "Facebook Mentions App for Celebrities and Public Figures (like me)" Best App Site 8:04 AM
  • "You Should Play: Broken Age" TechHive 8:17 AM
  • "Reverse-engineer crosswords with Bonza Word Puzzle" iDownload Blog 8:20 AM
  • "Appidemic: Moshling Rescue! for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch" TechnologyTell 8:19 AM
  • "'80 Days' Review - This Adventure Is More Than Just Hot Air" Touch Arcade 9:44 AM
  • "Dream Revenant Review: Dream Revenant takes players on a journey through a man's subconscious. And though it's full of bugs, it is a still a crazy, wondrous ride while it lasts." 148Apps 8:19 AM
  • "Soccer Physics Review: Soccer Physics is as entertaining as it is absurd." 148Apps 9:45 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Take Control of Your Personal Data" Techilicious 8:39 AM
Tips
  • "Get ready for iPhone 6 – sell your handset today" Computerworld 8:01 AM
  • "The Cult of Mac Guide to Traveling Light" Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Beats: What did Apple buy for $3 billion?" TG Daily 10:34 AM
  • "This Week's Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible" Wired 9:57 AM
  • "'The Apple iTime Is Destined to Fail' - Seriously? If an iWatch succeeds, it will be because it offers a natural extension of continuity among other devices. It would need to fulfill the promise of making your life better, richer, more enjoyable or effective. It's a big challenge, no doubt. Still, in no world that I can imagine would its success hinge on me being able to ditch my iPhone in favor of a fancy wristband."  TechNewsWorld 9:45 AM
  • "Apple Expands its Branding with Beats Acquisition: A Company of Solutions Wrapped in Experiences" Lou Miranda 9:38 AM
  • "The Real Problem With Low iPad Sales" Mac 360 7:57 AM
  • "Apple TV, iWatch Delayed Until 2016" Mac 360 7:57 AM
  • "How Apple's Style Drives Tech's Future" Mac 360 7:56 AM
Non-Apple
  • "This is one Moto 360 rumor you won't like" BGR 9:57 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: Those Snow Leopard and Yosemite public beta blues" Macworld 9:44 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Four Note-Taking Apps For The Tech-Forward College Student" TechCrunch 8:52 AM
  • "Lightning dockStubz connector helps solve problem of docking with a case" Insanely Great Mac 8:42 AM
  • "Office for iPad's first major update adds PDF export, gesture support" The Inquirer 8:41 AM
  • "Restaurant Payment App Settle Raises $1.5M To Bring Waiter-Free Service To Eastern Europe" TechCrunch 8:16 AM
  • "Pixite Launches Matter 1.0 for iOS - Embed Unique 3D Objects into Photos" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Next Is Great Launches Sequel To Award-Winning Love To Count App" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Three Pieces Kids Match ZOO - First puzzle matching game for toddlers" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "The Phantom PI Launches On iOS, Wins Indie Prize Critics Choice" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Space Hopper - Moon Surfers out today on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Letterspace 1.0.1 – New Free iOS Text Editor Note Taking App Features Swipe-to-Move Cursor" MacPrices 8:03 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows XP, the OS that just won't die, finally sinks below 25% market share" VentureBeat 10:12 AM
  • "US Judge Insists Microsoft Break EU Law To Obey US Law Over Email In Ireland" Forbes 7:55 AM
  • "Chinese employees at Microsoft's Nokia arm protest mass layoffs" Reuters 7:42 AM
  • "Windows Server 2003 support expiration could boost server sales next year: The tale is akin to what happened when Microsoft ended Windows XP support, which lead to PC upgrades" InfoWorld 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad 1.1, adds user-requested features" BetaNews 10:18 AM
  • "IBM snaps up Crossideas for identity management know-how" Gigaom 7:57 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard to pay $32.5 mln for allegedly overbilling USPS" Reuters 9:46 AM
  • "AMD Opteron 64-bit ARM-based 'Seattle' Dev Kits Are Shipping" Forbes 9:48 AM
  • "Cisco and the art of data center co-opetition/Summary: Cisco builds out its storage lineup as the company creates a complete data center arsenal that's integrated and a potential threat to partners." ZDNet 8:56 AM
  • "3D printing: Time for the CIO to build a business case?" ZDNet 10:16 AM
  • "How 3D printing is building a new future" ZDNet 10:16 AM
  • "Research: 60 percent of enterprises are using or evaluating 3D printing" ZDNet 10:15 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock: Don't Bet on the Battle for the Living Room" InvestorPlace 9:43 AM
Industry News
  • "Now what? Stocks mixed in early trading" CNNMoney 9:55 AM
  • "Stock Market Today: Bulls Get 'Goldilocks' Jobs Number, Stocks Back to Stable" TheStreet 9:54 AM
  • "US stocks stabilize a day after sell-off as employers add more jobs to their payrolls" FOXBusiness 9:53 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Lower: Economy Adds 209,000 Nonfarm Payrolls in July" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:52 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks end winning streak after U.S. selloff/Despite stronger-than-expected Chinese manufacturing data, Hong Kong stocks followed the overnight selloff on Wall Street and closed solidly lower on Friday, ending their eight-session string of gains." MarketWatch 7:23 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Germany's DAX set for worst week in a year/The sour trading mood continued in Europe on Friday, with Germany's benchmark stock index on track for its worst week in a year as investors worried about the fallout from the tougher sanctions on Russia announced earlier in the week." MarketWatch 9:51 AM

 
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