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  • "Is Apple Trying to Do too Much Too Quickly?" ["Apple is great at showing us how wonderful our world will be with new products, but they've been less successful lately at delivering on their promises. It's time for Apple to take a step back, slow down, and get things right, instead of just getting things shipped."]  Kirkville 8:10 AM
  • "Reservations for Apple's iPhone 6, 6 Plus in China reportedly hit 2 million in first 6 hours"  AppleInsider 7:51 AM
  • "Apple announced the iPhone 6 and Plus will be the 17th of this month in China officially started selling and cross-sectional, three domestic telecom operators also simultaneously launched the iPhone 6 book work. According to incomplete statistics, at present, the total scheduled three carriers received exceeded 2 million." Google Chinese-to-English: Sina 7:51 AM
  • "For Developers, Headaches from Apple's New Location Warnings" ["RunKeeper decided to change how the product worked. It now asks users for their location data only when they are using the app. 'We were frustrated that we had to make this change,' says Mr. Freiert, although he says he understands why Apple changed its privacy options."] The Information 9:10 AM
  • "Apple Pay to Be Included in iOS 8.1, Sources Confirm"  Bank Innovation 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Pay 'to launch in US on 20 October with iOS 8.1 update': Apple is reportedly planning to roll out its mobile wallet service in the US later this month, together with iOS 8.1" Telegraph 8:01 AM
  • "Google: Tim Cook is wrong about us/Apple got it wrong: Google is the safest place on the Web, the search giant's chairman says."  CNNMoney 8:06 AM
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Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Emulating Apple's Healthkit dual gradient design meme in Keynote – a Video walkthrough for those wishing to learn more about Keynote" Les Posen's Presentation Magic 7:39 AM
  • "SoundBunny lets you independently control open app volumes — with one major caveat" Apple Daily Report 7:40 AM
  • "A Crazy Good Mac Backup And Sync App" Mac 360 7:31 AM
  • "Add A Photo Lab To Your Mac (if you dare)" McSolo 7:31 AM
  • "Unibox: A New Way To Organize Email" Mac 360 7:31 AM
  • "Free: A Mac Task Scheduler" Mac 360 7:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "Twitter Mac app updated w/ photo features for tweets and DMs" 9to5Mac 9:14 AM
  • "Pomfort introduces the new Silverstack v4" prMac 7:33 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple CarPlay goes live in Pioneer NEX and AppRadio systems, giving real people early dibs for once" Macworld 7:56 AM
  • "First CarPlay-Compatible In-Dash Systems Now Available From Pioneer" MacRumors 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Watch Makes Debut at Fashion Store" ifoAppleStore 8:11 AM
  • "Apple bats away yet another WiLAN patent sueball" The Register 8:03 AM
  • "Apple blacklists tech journo following explicit bendy iPhone vid" The Register 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's Marc Newson designs 'revolutionary': draft beer machine for Heineken" Dezeen 8:44 AM
  • "Marc Newson Hired Part-Time at Apple for Specific Undisclosed Projects" MacRumors 8:45 AM
  • "Pro-democracy protesters targeted with malware on iOS, Android" Electronista 8:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung: Galaxy Note 4 won't bend in your back pocket like iPhone 6" 9to5Google 8:44 AM
  • "Tim Allen gives the BlackBerry Passport a high-profile endorsement on Jimmy Kimmel" BGR 8:44 AM
  • "Hacked celebs' lawyers threaten to sue Google: Lawyers for the female celebrities whose nude or private images were hacked are threatening to sue Google for $100 million for allegedly failing to remove the images and 'making millions from the victimization of women.'"  New York Post: Page Six 8:14 AM
  • "Celebrities Victimized In The iCloud Naked Photo Hack Want To Sue Google For $100 Million" Business Insider 8:19 AM
  • "Celebrities hit by 'Nudegate' iCloud hack may file $100M lawsuit against... Google?" BGR 8:14 AM
  • "Angry Birds Maker Rovio to Cut up to 130 Jobs in Finland: Games Maker to Simplify Organization Around Areas of Growth Potential" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:08 AM
  • "Angry Birds maker Rovio to lay off 130 staff" BBC 8:09 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Samsung expects sales boost from Apple chip deal" ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "Samsung effectively confirms it will manufacture Apple's next-generation 'A9' processors for iOS devices, using 14-nanometer process" 9to5Mac 7:56 AM
  • "Samsung to Begin Work on Apple's 14-nm A9 Chips Before End of 2014" MacRumors 7:55 AM
  • "iOS 8 Troubles Continue. iPhones Hit By Bluetooth Problems" Forbes 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Now Lets You Check If An iPhone Is Stolen Before You Buy It" TechCrunch 7:49 AM
  • "Is that used iPad actually stolen? Apple creates tool for would-be buyers to check" PCWorld 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Releases iPhone Activation Lock Status Checker" The Mac Observer 8:31 AM
  • "Apple's new iCloud tool can show if a used iPhone is stolen" Engadget 8:00 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple's next-gen iOS Remote app solution could boast full Apple TV GUIs, interactive content" AppleInsider 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Patents Reveal Work on Displays with Two-Dimensional Touch Sensors and a Universal Dock" Patently Apple 8:13 AM
  • "Apple remote content patent involves Apple TV, iPhones, iPads — and an 'iTV'?" Apple Daily Report 7:39 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:40 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:40 AM

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  • "Review: Gravity Sword Aluminum Bumper Case for the iPhone 6" Run Around Tech 8:19 AM
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  • "HealthKit app Lark talks to you to help you stay active" Macworld 7:56 AM
  • "Appidemic: Prompts for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch" TechnologyTell 8:17 AM
  • "The Maze Runner Review: The Maze Runner is a surprisingly enjoyable movie tie-in that will succeed in keeping players guessing." 148Apps 8:43 AM
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  • "Five Shortcuts for Faster Text Selection in iOS" Lifehacker 8:43 AM
Tips
  • "Get to know iOS 8: Five convenient new tricks in Safari" Macworld 7:56 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Metallica Respects U2's Free Album: It's remarkable how often no good deed goes unpunished. U2 give the world a free album, and everyone gets into an uproar over it. Jeez, talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth." TG Daily 8:18 AM
  • "Apple And Android Working To Remove Small Smartphones From Your Pocket" Forbes 8:06 AM
  • "A Few Words On Replacing The Mac" PixoBebo 7:31 AM
  • "What's That In Your Pocket?" Mac 360 7:31 AM
  • "Apple And All That Glitters" Mac 360 7:30 AM
Non-Apple
  • "iPhone 6's gray market price drops below Rs 60,000" IndiaTimes 8:42 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Ms.Pac-Man Goes Pink for National Breast Cancer Foundation Campaign" 148Apps 9:14 AM
  • "Pioneer Expands Apple CarPlay-Compatible Lineup with Next Generation AppRadio 4" Business Wire 8:54 AM
  • "Pioneer Announces Availability of Apple CarPlay: Apple CarPlay Update Now Available with Firmware for Pioneer NEX In-Dash Receiver Models" Business Wire 8:54 AM
  • "Event: Nemetschek Vectorworks Brings Experts Together to Discuss 'The Business of Creativity" Architosh 8:45 AM
  • "After Quietly Acquiring SnapSaves, Groupon Launches Snap, Paying You To Shop" TechCrunch 8:43 AM
  • "Spotify for iOS updated with support for Apple's CarPlay" AppAdvice 8:17 AM
  • "Fruit Ninja for iPhone and iPad gets new update with major gameplay changes" iMore 8:12 AM
  • "Martian Notifier Smartwatch Gets iOS 8 Support, And New Screen Tap Feature" Digital Trends 8:00 AM
  • "Logitech Type+ iPad Air Keyboard Case: Laptop-Style Typing And Protection" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "Airplane Race Math Games Just Reduced from $1.99 to Free" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "Photosane 1.0 - Get the missing Camera Roll back on iO8" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "Train Your Magic Skills With Lumberjack Magician" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "AirBoy soars onto the Mobile Market" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "inRoute Brings Multiple Location Routes to Apple Maps, Google Maps, Waze" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "ChronoSync Express Released For The Mac App Store" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "iPad Users Get Down to Business with New, Robust Nexticy Forms App" prMac 7:33 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Hopes Customers Forget the Past by Skipping to Windows 10" eWeek 6:21 AM
  • "Rumors suggest the reason Microsoft skipped over 'Windows 9' is because of Windows 95" Neowin 6:41 AM
  • "Windows 10 might get its name from lazy 90s coding: Quashes the age old rumour that 7 ate 9" The Inquirer 7:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Invites 'Insiders' to Preview Windows 10" eWeek 6:21 AM
  • "Windows 10: Key features of Microsoft's new operating system" The Independent 7:18 AM
  • "Romania opens corruption case into nine ministers over Microsoft licensing deal/Summary: Romania's local anti-corruption authorties are examining whether the government overpaid for resold Microsoft licences." ZDNet 6:33 AM
  • "Intel beats Qualcomm to lead non-iPad global tablet chip market: Takes a fifth of the market share" The Inquirer 6:22 AM
  • "AMD may have a secret weapon in HBM" Lazygamer 7:13 AM
  • "Cisco bulks up branch routers for cloud" Network World 7:14 AM
  • "HP gives thumbs up to ARM" Fudzilla 7:13 AM
  • "HP sees low-power servers making inroads in niche datacentres" Reuters 7:16 AM
  • "ARM, TMRC announce plans for 64-bit ARM-based processors on 10FinFET tech/Summary: ARM and TMRC have inked a new agreement to deliver ARMv8-A processor IP optimized for TSMC 10FinFET process technology." ZDNet 6:33 AM
  • "ARM Extends Into IoT Software: ARM announces plans for IoT device and cloud software under its mbed platform, which is already making waves with embedded software vendors." InformationWeek 7:27 AM
  • "ARM unveils complete mbed ecosystem for the Internet of Things" V3 7:31 AM
  • "The future of display technology is flexible" EE Times Asia 5:58 AM
  • "Toshiba launches smallest embedded NAND flash products to date" ZDNet 6:33 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "Stocks: 5 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 7:28 AM
  • "Stock Market Today: Futures Rise as ECB Leaves Rates Unchanged" TheStreet 7:28 AM
  • "Asia stocks down on US, Europe recovery worries, Ebola report" Associated Press 8:00 AM
  • "Stock Futures Inch Up After Selloff: Stocks Tumbled Wednesday; Small Caps In Correction Territory" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:44 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks fall to one-month low on U.S. losses/Tracking broad declines on Wall Street overnight, Japanese stocks closed significantly lower on Thursday, logging a three-day losing streak." MarketWatch 7:29 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks fall; ECB watched for stimulus details/Stocks across Europe dropped Thursday, with investors waiting to hear from the European Central Bank about what it plans to do next to tackle low inflation levels and stagnating growth in the eurozone." MarketWatch 7:29 AM

 
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