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  • "Why Apple is developing artificial intelligence" ["Once you accept that Apple is developing in-car intelligence then it would be foolish to imagine it will not seek to apply this intelligence in other fields, such as self-healing machines, robotics and artificial intelligence, augmented services and automation."]  Computerworld 8:30 AM
  • "Apple acquires Metaio with a view to augmented reality" IDG News Service 8:40 AM
  • "Apple gets into the virtual reality market with Metaio purchase" V3 8:56 AM
  • "Apple snaps up augmented reality firm Metaio" ZDNet 8:47 AM
  • "Apple takes aim at Google in VR market with Metaio acquisition" The Inquirer 8:39 AM
  • "Report: Apple Acquires AR Firm Metaio/Cupertino was also awarded a patent for an augmented reality display users can see through." PC Magazine 9:03 AM
  • "Apple Now Owns A Company That Makes Cool Augmented Reality Software" Digital Trends 8:56 AM
  • "Apple's latest purchase is an augmented reality company" Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "How to set up family sharing in Photos" Macworld 8:52 AM
  • "Use AppleScript To Create a Custom Evernote PDF Menu Action" The Mac Observer 8:29 AM
  • "Switch to Mac: How to right click on your mouse or trackpad" iMore 8:57 AM
  • "Keyboard Maestro IV - Control Flow" Tuts+ 9:03 AM
  • "How To Customize Multi-Touch– Trackpad Or Mouse– On Your Mac" Mac 360 8:28 AM
  • "How To Customize The Look Of OS X Yosemite On Your Mac" TeraTalks 8:26 AM
  • "How To Get Notified When The Battery On A Bluetooth Connected Device Runs Low" BohemianBoomer 8:26 AM
  • "Free: A Mac Countdown Timer, Chronometer, And Alarm Clock (in one app)" NoodleMac 8:28 AM
Press Releases
  • "Letter Templates Offers a Collection of Sample Letters in One Mac App" prMac 8:41 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "More than half of Tidal's founders may have to pull their own music" Cult of Mac 8:23 AM
  • "Attention Tim Cook: Your instant Mac museum is just $300,000 away" Cult of Mac 8:23 AM
  • "Google is working on a mobile payments service that makes Apple Pay look feeble" Business Insider 8:55 AM
  • "Google Photos Offers Free Unlimited Photo Storage For iOS, Android And Web" Forbes 8:37 AM
  • "Google Photos' algorithm makes the manual sorting of images a quaint pastime" Macworld 8:52 AM
  • "Elite Chinese university allegedly ripped off Apple's Touch ID logo for anniversary celebration" AppleInsider 9:00 AM
  • "The evolution of the smartwatch -- from IBM WatchPad to Apple Watch" BetaNews 8:55 AM
  • "How your smartphone can actually be good for your mental health" Mashable 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak To Get Wax Statue At Madame Tussauds" Redmond Pie 9:02 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast discusses Jony Ive's promotion, Apple Watch bugs & Pixelmator for iPhone" AppleInsider 8:52 AM
  • "Apple is getting an unexpected huge new customer: As its newfound partnership with Apple ramps up, IBM has announced that it'll be offering its employees Mac computers, 9to5Mac reports."  Fortune 8:52 AM
  • "IBM staff can now choose Mac laptops as Apple partnership deepens" V3 8:56 AM
  • "IBM staff can now ditch their Windows PC in favour of a MacBook" The Inquirer 8:39 AM
  • "Apple issues temporary workaround for iPhone crashing Messages bug" ZDNet 8:47 AM
  • "Apple publishes recovery instructions for bug that crashes iOS devices" The Guardian 8:46 AM
  • "IPhone hacked? Here's how to get back into Messages" CNNMoney 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Acknowledges Disastrous iPhone Messages Bug, Suggests This Temporary Fix" Forbes 8:38 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:30 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:30 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:30 AM

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  • "Review: Lessphy Ultraslim Aluminum Snapcase for iPhone 6" Run Around Tech 9:02 AM
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  • "Hands-on with the Google Photos app for iOS" TechnologyTell 9:02 AM
  • "Pixelmator On The iPhone: It's Like 'Honey, I Shrunk My Photoshop" Mac 360 8:29 AM
  • "Hands On: HTML Studio 3.5 (iOS)" MacNN 9:02 AM
  • "Appidemic: Alphadia Genesis 2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch" TechnologyTell 9:02 AM
  • "How to send someone your heartbeat with Apple Watch" iMore 8:58 AM
  • "How to remove glances from your Apple Watch" iMore 8:57 AM
  • "How to make Apple Watch battery last longer" [Slideshow] Macworld 8:52 AM
  • "Apple Watch: How to turn off sounds" CIO 8:47 AM
  • "Essential apps and gear for taking your iPhone camping" Macworld 8:49 AM
  • "How Does the Apple Watch Calculate Calories for Workouts?" Kirkville 9:03 AM
  • "Why Jony Ive's promotion means more design, not less" Cult of Mac 9:02 AM
  • "Is Apple's Same-Day Delivery The End For Apple Stores? Not Quite" Benzinga 8:53 AM
  • "Apple needs to fire a big shot in the photo wars"  Macworld 8:49 AM
  • "How Apple Is Becoming More Like Google (only different)" Mac 360 8:29 AM
  • "Move Over iPhone; Apple's New Watch Will Steal Your Profit Crown" Mac 360 8:29 AM
  • "Hands-on: Google's Cardboard Expeditions almost made me barf" Greenbot 8:38 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Spark is a new iOS email app for power users, with some clever ideas" The Next Web 8:57 AM
  • "Hindi Dictionary 12.0 Released with Apple Watch Support" prMac 8:41 AM
  • "Juxta - The Powerful Location Sharing App Is Now Live" prMac 8:41 AM
  • "Roulette GeGa 1.0 released for iOS and Android - How to Win at Roulette" prMac 8:41 AM
  • "Creaceed releases Carbo 1.0, bringing handwriting in the digital age" prMac 8:41 AM
  • "Spanish Dictionary 12.0 Released with Apple Watch Support" prMac 8:41 AM
  • "MathX 2.0 is now available on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV" prMac 8:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10: Around 1,500 testers at Microsoft are now on build 10130 (plus a few other Stats)" Neowin 5/28
  • "Lenovo Partners with Microsoft to Extend Cortana Capabilities in Windows 10" Thurrott 5/28
  • "Microsoft's new Windows Store policy will combat junk apps" Engadget 5/28
  • "Microsoft Issues Major StorSimple Hybrid Cloud Storage Update" eWeek 5/28
  • "HP launches laptops with Bang & Olufsen audio" IndiaTimes 5/28
  • "AMD brightens up Times Square with 25,000 square foot high-definition display" ZDNet 5/28
  • "AMD details DirectX 12 Multiadapter and Shared Memory" 5/28
  • "Future Intel Skylake Xeons could pack up to 28 cores, 6 memory channels" ExtremeTech 5/28
  • "Intel Should Buy Altera And Then You Should Buy Intel" Seeking Alpha 5/28
  • "Oracle Closer to License Fees From Google?" Barron's 5/28
  • "Server sales bolstered by cloud expansions" Computerworld 5/28
  • "IBM pitches analysis software for select industry verticals: Expertise drawn from 50,000 user engagements went into the new IBM software" Computerworld New Zealand 5/28
  • "IBM steps up analytics rollouts for industries" ZDNet 5/28
  • "Lenovo's new Windows 10 tablet to arrive in August: It will also starting selling its own media streaming device called the Lenovo Cast" Computerworld New Zealand 5/28
  • "Lenovo's ThinkPad tablet range to leverage Windows 10 launch" ZDNet 5/28
  • "Lenovo's new laptops are ready to scan your face in Windows 10: The Z51 offers a depth-sensing infrared camera for an optional $100" The Verge 5/28
  • "Lenovo phone features virtual keyboard" BBC 5/28
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad 10: Surface 3 rival boasts Windows 10 and Intel Cherry Trail SoC/Hybrid device will be available later this year from £359" The Inquirer 5/28
  • "Lenovo Launches Motorola's Moto Maker Customization Suite In China" TechCrunch 5/28
  • "Lenovo to launch Moto Maker in China" ZDNet 5/28
  • "Lenovo dreams of dual-screen smartwatches and wacky projector phones: Smart Cast smartphone and Magic View smartwatch go all-in on gimmicks" The Verge 5/28
  • "Lenovo announces dual-screen smartwatch, projector smartphone" ZDNet 5/28
  • "Lenovo shows smartphone that lets users interact with projected content: Both products are concept devices" Computerworld New Zealand 5/28
  • "Lenovo's projector phone beams a touchscreen onto any surface" Engadget 5/28
  • "Lenovo Releases A Media Stream Puck" TechCrunch 5/28
  • "Lenovo unveils a $49 Chromecast competitor" Engadget 5/28
  • "Lenovo takes on Chromecast with own Cast streaming device" Electronista 5/28
  • "Lenovo's 'Magic View' smartwatch concept hides a private display" Engadget 5/28
  • "Lenovo ANZ focus to grow consumer business" ZDNet 5/28
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple stock is great. So are many of its suppliers' stocks" CNNMoney 8:55 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks Pare Losses as Crude Oil Settles Slightly Higher" TheStreet 5/28
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stock Decline; Nasdaq Retreats From Record Level" Nasdaq 5/28
  • "U.S. stocks lower as Chinese stocks tumble" USA Today 5/28
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall in Wake of Weaker Overseas Markets: Hopes fade of Greece closing in on a deal with its creditors" [Paid Membership Required] 5/28
  • "Asia Markets: China stocks plunge 6.5% after sovereign fund cuts stakes in banks/Chinese stocks fell the most in four months on Thursday, as a selloff swept the financial sector after a unit of China's sovereign-wealth fund reportedly cut its stakes in state-owned banks for the first time." MarketWatch 5/28
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks lose ground on mixed messages over Greece deal/Stocks across Europe fell Thursday, deflated as a reported deal between debt-laden Greece and its creditors hasn't come through, the prospect of which sent shares soaring in the previous session." MarketWatch 5/28

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