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Monday Highlights: Analyst describes Apple as "'sitting on a powder keg of dramatically aging' iPhones" indicating "explosive sales" for next years' models; at iDownload Blog, Steffen Reich explains his belief that "Apple should be more bullish on Virtual Reality"; Rakesh Sharma thinks the AT&T/Time Warner merger is a betrayal of "Apple's content ambitions"; does your Photos library have bloated cache? Glenn Fleishmann walks through steps to fix it; MacInTouch readers discuss a number of macOS Sierra issues including user interface confusion, Apple's Mail, and more; Apple announces Apple Watch Nike+ availability begins this Friday, October 28th; iPod turned 15 this weekend, nary a word from Apple; will the nearing "hello again" event reveal ARM-based Macs?; regulatory filing in Russia reveals three new Mac laptop models!

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  • "Apple is sitting on 'a powder keg of dramatically aging' iPhones"  Business Insider 8:11 AM
  • "Never mind tomorrow's iPhone numbers, say analysts: there will be explosive sales next year" 9to5Mac 8:48 AM
  • "How Apple Pay Might Save Apple Corp"  Investopedia 12:03 PM
  • "Apple Watch shoulders the blame for a sluggish smartwatch market" Quartz 6:42 PM
  • "Apple Has Designs on Stifling Innovation"  Bloomberg 7:42 AM
  • "Why Apple should be more bullish on Virtual Reality"  iDownload Blog 7:23 AM
  • "Time Warner Cable and AT&T Deal Betrays Apple's Content Ambitions"  Investopedia 7:22 AM
  • "The AT&T-Time Warner deal is a blow to companies like Apple that want slimmer TV packages" Business Insider 11:17 AM
  • "Galloway: Apple Could Screw Up AT&T-Time Warner" Bloomberg TV 7:22 AM
  • "Apple Q4 earnings expected to reveal first annual revenue decline since 2001" VentureBeat 7:50 AM
  • "macOS Sierra 10.12.1 is now available to the public" Cult of Mac 12:54 PM
  • "Apple updates macOS Sierra to 10.12.1 with Mail, Safari, Photos fixes" AppleInsider 12:54 PM
  • "Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.1 With Bug Fixes, Features for Upcoming Macs" MacRumors 12:55 PM
  • "Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.1 with Improved Apple Watch Unlock, More" The Mac Observer 12:54 PM
  • "How to troubleshoot a swollen Photos cache folder: A reader uses a macOS Photos library stored on an external drive, but his startup disk has a bloated cache." Macworld 7:49 AM
  • "How to solve 3 big macOS Sierra problems" Cult of Mac 11:15 AM
  • "macOS Sierra discussion talks about user interface confusion (auto-opening windows, automatic password-saving for encrypted disk images); Apple Mail (inline player missing); cloud-based file management (how to turn it off); shorter file path limits (à la Windows) and more." MacInTouch 8:57 AM
  • "How to download and install macOS 10.12.1 on your Mac" iMore 12:54 PM
  • "Professional colour grading in Final Cut Pro X with Color Finale Pro" IT.Enquirer 8:02 AM
  • "How to snap Picture-in-Picture videos anywhere on your Mac" iDownload Blog 6:47 PM
  • "Bring back Google Hangouts' floating chat windows in Chrome" The Next Web 7:51 AM
  • "How and why to empty the cache in Safari" Apple Must 9:54 AM
  • "Pin Siri Results On Your Mac" MacMost 9:47 AM
  • "System Preferences in macOS, Sierra: Startup Disk" eXtensions 10:55 AM
  • "How To Display Distances On Mac Maps" Mac360 7:39 AM
Press Releases
  • "Elements+ Unlocks Hidden Functions in Photoshop Elements" prMac 7:49 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone 7 sales profit from Galaxy Note 7 vacuum in South Korea: Apple's latest smartphone sold over 200,000 units over the weekend in South Korea and will likely sell over 300,000 by the end of the month." ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "Taiwan market: iPhone 7 tops market share in September, says paper" DigiTimes 7:50 AM
  • "Smartwatch Market Declines 51.6% in the Third Quarter as Platforms and Vendors Realign, IDC Finds" Business Wire 7:41 AM
  • "Apple Watch still ahead as smartwatch sales decline: Apple's timepiece is still the best-selling smartwatch, but the company is losing ground to Garmin." CNET 9:45 AM
  • "Apple Watch Nike+, The Perfect Running Partner, Arrives Friday, October 28: Features Exclusive Watch Faces, Nike Sport Bands & All-New Nike+ Run Club App" Apple 9:14 AM
  • "Apple Watch Nike+, The Perfect Running Partner, Arrives Friday, October 28" Business Wire 7:41 AM
  • "Apple Watch Victory Mentioned As Dedicated Watch Store Shuts Down" Forbes 6:54 AM
  • "The Original iPod Turns 15 Years Old" MacRumors 8:48 AM
  • "Apple Sponsoring Annual Fashion Met Gala for Second Year Running" MacRumors 7:04 AM
  • "Apple's website hints at possible Apple Pay launch in Germany" iLounge 10:01 AM
  • "T-Mobile quarterly earnings increase attributed to iPhone 7, promotions" AppleInsider 8:02 AM
  • "Conference Accepts Paper Written Entirely Via Auto-Complete" Digital Trends 7:56 AM
  • "Apple replaces Support Profile web tool with 'Get Support,' limits information to registered devices" AppleInsider 9:29 PM
  • "If You Bought An Apple Charger On Amazon It's Probably Fake And Might Catch Fire" BuzzFeed 6:42 PM
  • "Video: Watch this 3 minute time-lapse of homepages from 1996-2016, a visual history of Apple's incredible growth" 9to5Mac 6:47 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: World prepares for the NeXT Computer" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Android Pay Headed to More Places on Mobile Web" PC Magazine 9:26 PM
  • "Twitter's sales team may take a hit in big upcoming layoffs" TechCrunch 8:34 PM
  • "Twitter Planning Hundreds More Job Cuts as Soon as This Week" Bloomberg 8:02 PM
  • "Faster Wi-Fi will be in smartphones and laptops next year: WiGig promises enough speed for wireless VR" The Verge 7:28 PM
  • "Report: New York Times Acquires The Wirecutter for $30 Million" Gizmodo 12:03 PM
  • "Everything We Know About the Cyber Attack That Crippled America's Internet" Gizmodo 12:03 PM
  • "Dyn DDoS attack: 5 takeaways on what we know and why it matters" TechRepublic 12:02 PM
  • "AT&T's $85 billion deal for Time Warner already drawing regulatory fire" VentureBeat 7:50 AM
  • "AI predicts outcome of human rights cases" BBC 7:04 AM
  • "Weekly Podcast 206: Checking The Roots Of The Busy App Store Station" Apple'n'Apps 8:34 PM
  • "TMO Background Mode: Interview with Author and Podcaster David Sparks" The Mac Observer 4:40 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-10-24: DDOS Attacks, Internet of Things, and HomeKit Security" The Mac Observer 12:54 PM
  • "Adding Functionality with FCPX Hacks - Interview by Alex Gollner with Chris Hocking of LateNite Films" 9:45 AM
  • "iMore show 530: MacBook event preview!" iMore 7:39 AM
  • "Three new Mac laptops appear in Russian regulatory database ahead of Apple's 'hello again' event on Thursday"  9to5Mac 9:17 AM
  • "Apple Registers Three New Macs in Europe Ahead of Thursday's 'Hello Again' Event" MacRumors 10:01 AM
  • "Apple registers Russian trademarks for three new MacBooks ahead of Oct. 27 event" AppleInsider 11:17 AM
  • "MacBook Pro expected to have Skylake chip, 2TB SSD and Magsafe USB-C adaptor" V3 7:04 AM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 10.1 With New Portrait Mode for iPhone 7 Plus" MacRumors 12:03 PM
  • "iOS 10.1 arrives with iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode and lots of fixes" Ars Technica 12:53 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 10.1 with Portrait mode and other improvements" iDownload Blog 12:16 PM
  • "Apple patch brings Portrait Mode to iPhone 7 Plus" Apple Must 1:24 PM
  • "Download watchOS 3.1 And tvOS 10.0.1 Final Version" Redmond Pie 12:15 PM
  • "Apple releases watchOS 3.1 to the public with bug fixes, update through iPhone Watch app" 9to5Mac 12:16 PM
  • "tvOS 10.0.1 software update for Apple TV is now available for everyone" 9to5Mac 12:16 PM
  • "Pixel XL harder to fix than iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus" V3 7:43 AM
  • "I'm finding a significant downgrade in battery life on my iPhone 6 since updating to iOS 10. Under iOS 9.x I was used to the battery draining from 100% down to about 80% in the period from leaving for work to arriving home ten hours later (that's a consistent period of little phone use for me). Now I'm consistently seeing numbers around 65% over that same period. Another datapoint: under iOS 9 the battery would only lose a couple percent if I forgot to charge it overnight; now it drops a full 25%!" MacInTouch 8:58 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:13 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:13 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:13 AM

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  • "The original iPod: A re-review/Ever wondered how well an original iPod would hold up ten 15 years later?" Ars Technica 1:30 PM
  • "iPhone 7 Plus vs. Pixel XL camera: Video comparison" BGR 7:17 PM
  • "Review: Logitech Keys-to-Go Bluetooth keyboard for iPad" Wired 7:04 AM
  • "Review: Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 Headphones" iLounge 4:46 PM
  • "Oppo Sonica wireless speaker review: An impressive first effort" TechHive 7:49 AM
  • "This iPhone case does (kinda) grow on trees — but use it with care" Apple World Today 7:23 AM
  • "Review: WHOOSH! Screen Shine Helps Make Your Devices a Bit Less Gross" MacTrast 12:55 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "MyScript Nebo: The best note-taking app for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil" Apple World Today 11:21 AM
  • "Moleskine Releases Timepage for iPad" MacStories 11:17 AM
  • "DEVONthink Go 2, the mobile pillar of DEVONtechnologies' freeform database ecosystem" IT.Enquirer 6:47 AM
  • "Conquer the sea in easyBoat, an arcade style shooter game for iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 7:23 AM
  • "'Primordia' Review – B'sodding Brilliant" Touch Arcade 4:46 PM
  • "'Dead in Bermuda' Review – Like 'Lost' but Creepier" Touch Arcade 12:54 PM
  • "Apple Is About to Ghost the iPhone 4 — Here's How to Keep Yours Alive" iFixit 12:55 PM
  • "How to quickly create fun GIFs in iMessage using the Tumblr app" iDownload Blog 7:51 AM
  • "PSA: iOS 10.1 fixes Android Wear issues on the iPhone 7/7Plus" 9to5Mac 6:42 PM
  • "In a world where Apple bought Time Warner" Mashable 6:43 PM
  • "This is why you switched from Samsung Galaxy to iPhone" iMore 9:17 AM
  • "Amazon Echo's Alexa vs. Apple's iPhone And Siri" TeraTalks 8:50 AM
  • "Yes, Television Needs To Be Reinvented; No, Apple Won't Be The One To Do It" Mac360 8:50 AM
  • "DDoS attack: Apple's HomeKit for a safer smarthome/Convenience demands vigilance" Computerworld 8:48 AM
  • "Why emoji matter" iMore 8:16 AM
  • "Analysts predicting Q4 Mac sales will be down 11% year-on-year as we await new ones" 9to5Mac 8:15 AM
  • "Munster: The effect of Pokémon GO on Apple's future growth" Apple 3.0 8:13 AM
  • "To iPod on its 15th birthday: Thanks for revolutionizing digital music" AppleInsider 4:46 PM
  • "Comment: This is the year to pay attention to new MacBook Pros" 9to5Mac 1:30 PM
  • "Apple 'Hello again' Mac event: What to expect this week" Cult of Mac 11:17 AM
  • "Don't expect touchscreen Macs at this week's 'hello, again' event (or anytime in the near future)" Apple World Today 11:57 AM
  • "Apple's October 27 Event: What We're Expecting" Seeking Alpha 9:44 AM
  • "Hello Again' Means ARM CPUs In Macs" Mac360 8:10 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 7 Plus vs. Google's Pixel XL" NoodleMac 7:56 AM
  • "There are two versions of the iPhone 7 - did you end up with a fast one or a slow one?" ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "Why I Bought an Apple iPod Nano in 2016" PC Magazine 9:15 AM
  • "Apple forgot to celebrate iPod's 15th birthday" Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
  • "My iPod is the reason I still buy albums" The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "Comment: The iPod is all but forgotten by Apple now, but 15 years ago it forever changed the way we listen to music"  9to5Mac 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface and the NFL: the good, the bad, and the ugly" VentureBeat 8:11 PM
  • "Dyn DDoS Attack Shows IoT's Inherent Security Weakness" The Mac Observer 6:19 PM
  • "Anticipation and Joy: Abusing Autonomous Cars For Fun" The Mac Observer 6:18 PM
  • "Why the Internet broke and you couldn't do anything about it: There's a war in heaven. Mortals beware." Macworld 7:49 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Maps for iOS updated with food delivery service integration, plus codes, more" 9to5Mac 7:17 PM
  • "Sri Lanka Radio Live 1.5 for iOS - Release Info" prMac 6:43 PM
  • "Pokemon Go schedules first in-game event for Halloween with player perks" 9to5Mac 9:15 AM
  • "FREE Halloween Update brings Bridge Constructor five spooky new levels and the 'Coach of the Dead'" Headup Games 8:50 AM
  • "EyeQue Introduces World's Most Advanced Intelligent Vision Solution: Company is on a mission to elevate eye care and to make corrected vision accessible and affordable to everyone." Business Wire 7:41 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of October 24: Opera Browser, Reality TV, Apple Trivia and Note-Taking Apps" The MUG Center 6:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft cloud and software costs to rise in the New Year" V3 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft brings cloud power to non-profits in UAE" Albawaba 8:44 AM
  • "Falling pound forces Microsoft to raise software and cloud prices" BetaNews 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft hiking UK enterprise cloud pricing by more than a fifth" CRN UK 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft is going to get more expensive for UK businesses because of Brexit" Business Insider 8:37 AM
  • "Sterling malaise leads to Microsoft increasing enterprise prices" City AM 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft to increase UK prices, citing falling pound" Irish Times 8:34 AM
  • "Leaks Suggests Windows 10 Redstone 2 Build 14955 Could Launch This Week" Softpedia 8:34 AM
  • "IBM Watson collaborates on EP with Grammy-winning producer" Engadget 12:36 PM
  • "With IBM's Watson, GlaxoSmithKline tackles sniffle and cough questions" Computerworld 7:37 AM
  • "SBI & IBM to trial blockchain for bond trading" FStech 7:37 AM
  • "Genband tempts IBM with Kandy cloud" telecoms 7:37 AM
  • "An IBM chief explains how the tech giant has influenced the wider business world on LGBT+ diversity" Business Insider 6:43 PM
  • "IBM Australia again blames ISPs for #censusfail, is also 'unreservedly' sorry" The Register 9:29 PM
  • "Intel Haswell chips open to malware flaw" IT PRO 7:32 AM
  • "iPhone 7 units with Intel modems are slower than Qualcomm ones" TechShout 7:32 AM
  • "AMD drops pricing of Radeon RX 460 and RX 470 by US$10" Hexus 7:25 AM
  • "AMD strikes back with lower Radeon RX 460, 470 prices" SlashGear 7:25 AM
  • "AMD's new drivers optimised for Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, and Civilization 6" VG24/7 7:24 AM
  • "NetSuite Could Sour If Oracle Bid Is Lost: The cloud software company's results make it difficult to argue for a higher offer" [Paid Membership Required] 8:02 PM
  • "Huzzah! Java EE 8 by October ... 2017, says Oracle" Channel Register 7:22 AM
  • "Cabinet Office gears up to ink mega Oracle deal" The Register 7:22 AM
  • "Cisco Develops Tech That Shuts Down Illegal Video Streams as They Go Live" Softpedia 7:21 AM
  • "Cisco selected for 100G+ Middle East-Europe terrestrial route" Capacity Media 7:21 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Berkshire Portfolio Manager Explains Apple Investment: Finally, some insight into one of the most talked about investments of 2016" WSJ Blogs 1:30 PM
  • "Can Tim Cook keep the bulls happy?" CNBC Videos 11:13 AM
  • "Apple Price Levels to Watch After Earnings" Investopedia 9:44 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 close higher, lifted by surge in mergers: Deal news for AT&T-Time Warner, B/E-Rockwell Collins, Ameritrade and more" MarketWatch 4:43 PM
  • "Wall Street Ends With Gains as T-Mobile, B/E Aerospace Hit Highs: Stocks closed with gains on Monday as T-Mobile led the Nasdaq amid better-than-expected earnings, while B/E Aerospace soared following announcement of its acquisition by Rockwell Collins." TheStreet 4:43 PM
  • "Global shares up on strong Japan data, China property moves" Associated Press 4:43 PM
  • "S&P Hits Two-Week High on Earnings, M&A" Reuters 4:41 PM
  • "Stocks Gain, Spurred by Corporate Deals, Earnings: A surge in M&A activity helps spur optimism" [Paid Membership Required] 4:41 PM
  • "Japanese shares turn higher; Shanghai stocks pop up: Asia's equity markets reversed their early weakness to notch broad gains on Monday, as traders in Japan came to appreciate that the latest import-export data, though weak, did beat expectations." MarketWatch 9:06 AM
  • "Spanish stocks jump as impasse ends, but Stoxx Europe 600 finishes flat: European stocks finished roughly unchanged on Monday, with better-than-anticipated eurozone data serving as a pillar of support, while Spanish shares charged higher as a 10-month government impasse came to an end." MarketWatch 12:41 PM

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