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Thursday Highlights: Foss Patents report on the Apple/Samsung lawsuit in California in which he writes "Apple's smart and hard-working lawyers were quick to request a partial final judgment because they must have realized that time and truth are not on Apple's side: the truth is that two key patents-in-suit are going down the tubes"; IDC Statistics show Apple Watch as the number two wearable worldwide behind—but rapidly catching up to—Fitbit with an estimated 3.6 million units sold; at Forbes, Jay Somany argues the Federal Reserve, not Tim Cook, is at fault for recent market fluctuations; MacIssues primer on prepping your Mac for El Capitan; Macworld shows where on your Mac to find your Photos image files; will the moniker "OS X" continue for Apple's Mac operating system, or change to something like "Apple OS"; it is now official, September 9 is the date for Apple's special event in San Francisco with focus on Siri, Apple TV; MacRumors confirms Apple is retiring "One to One" workshops; China sending some Foxconn workers to jail for jailbreaking iPhones illegally; Strategy Analytics on the expanding size of tablets as iPad Pro approaches; MacRumors posts photos of a purported iPhone 6s display panel, and there's an "unlikely 'iPhone 6s Plus'" retail box posted on the web; Jonny Evans probes the wireless charging possibiliites for iPhone.

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  • "Before Apple collects a dime from Samsung, its first California case may already have fallen apart"  Foss Patents 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Debuts at the Number Two Spot as the Worldwide Wearables Market Grows 223.2% in 2Q15, Says IDC"  Business Wire 7:53 AM
  • "IDC estimates 3.6 million Apple Watch units sold in Q2, 20% of all wearable shipments" 9to5Mac 8:09 AM
  • "3.6 million Apple Watches shipped in Q2 2015, says IDC, making Apple No. 2 in wearables" VentureBeat 8:10 AM
  • "Apple fast closing in on wearable device maker Fitbit: IDC"  Reuters 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Watch nips at Fitbit's heels in wearables race" CNET 10:35 AM
  • "Apple Watch sales strong in the second quarter, report says" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:05 PM
  • "Apple closes in on Fitbit as world's biggest wearables company" MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "It's Not Tim Cook But Our Federal Reserve At Fault" Forbes 8:09 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook's 5am China email to TV host Jim Cramer should be investigated, regulatory experts say" New York Times 8:47 AM
  • "Google Chrome to Silence Annoying Auto-Play Videos" PC Magazine 4:06 PM
  • "Google makes it official: Chrome will freeze Flash ads on sight from Sept 1" The Register 8:07 PM
  • "How to prepare your Mac for OS X 10.11 'El Capitan'" MacIssues 10:55 AM
  • "Stop ad injections with HTTPS connections or a VPN" Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "Painter 2016 adds the subtle variations in brushwork" IT.Enquirer 10:30 AM
  • "Cassandra: Affinity Photo 10-Day Unrestricted Trial Version" eXtensions 7:10 AM
  • "How to find Photos' image files in the Finder: Where does Photos for OS X stash pictures?" Macworld 8:52 AM
  • "Pointers: Getting Things Done with Apple Gear, part 5: Review" MacNN 8:05 AM
  • "OS X El Capitan: Find your cursor by shaking your mouse or trackpad" CIO 7:50 AM
  • "OS X El Capitan: Mute all tabs in Safari" CIO 7:11 AM
  • "Pondering a name change for OS X: What's in a name? For Apple, maybe something a little different than we're used to."  Macworld 7:49 AM
Press Releases
  • "Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor on Mac OS X" Mac Gamer HQ 4:57 PM
  • "beaTunes 4.5: Fresh look, improved usability" prMac 7:23 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple sends out invite for Sept. 9 special event" The Loop 11:50 AM
  • "Apple announces expected iPhone 6S event for Sept. 9th: 'Hey Siri, give us a hint'" 9to5Mac 11:36 AM
  • "Apple Invites Media to September 9 Event: 'Hey Siri, Give Us a Hint'" MacRumors 11:36 AM
  • "Apple Invites Press To iPhone Event On September 9th" TechCrunch 11:36 AM
  • "Apple announces Sept. 9 event for 'iPhone 6s,' updated Apple TV at massive new venue" AppleInsider 11:36 AM
  • "Apple announces Sept. 9 iPhone launch" Computerworld 12:50 PM
  • "Apple's next event will be September 9 in San Francisco" The Next Web 11:36 AM
  • "It's official: Apple sends out September 9th special event invitations" MacDailyNews 11:46 AM
  • "Apple Announces September 9 Media Event" MacStories 11:50 AM
  • "iPhone 6s launch venue unofficially confirmed for what might be the biggest iPhone event yet" BGR 7:50 AM
  • "September iPhone event marks return of live stream for Windows users" AppleInsider 4:58 PM
  • "Windows 10 Users Will Be Able to Watch Apple's September 9 Event" The Mac Observer 8:05 PM
  • "Confirmed: Apple Retiring 'One to One' to Focus on Free Workshops" MacRumors 10:35 AM
  • "Apple revamps retail store displays, removes iPad Smart Signs" TechRepublic 8:08 AM
  • "Fuel Cells: From The Toyota Mirai To Apple And An iPhone 6" Forbes 7:24 AM
  • "Apple, Google, Microsoft and Nvidia race ahead with car tech plans" The Inquirer 10:36 AM
  • "Jail for Jailbreaking: Foxconn Workers Nabbed for iPhone Conversions/Apple's iPhone is typically much more expensive in China than in the U.S. According to a Chinese court, some employees at iPhone assembler Foxconn found a way to illegally profit from that spread." WSJ Blogs 11:02 AM
  • "China sentences 14 people in plot to convert US iPhones for Chinese networks" AppleInsider 11:03 AM
  • "Tablet Screen Sizes Expanding as iPad Pro Approaches, says Strategy Analytics" Strategy Analytics 7:30 AM
  • "Tablet Screen Sizes Expanding as iPad Pro Approaches, says Strategy Analytics" PRNewswire 8:54 AM
  • "iPad Pro and Surface Pro 3 will fuel enterprise tablet adoption" The Inquirer 7:30 AM
  • "Apple iPad Pro will spur adoption of super-sized tablets" V3 7:49 AM
  • "Apple's first employee: The remarkable odyssey of Bill Fernandez" TechRepublic 8:08 AM
  • "A former Apple CEO just launched two new Android phones" The Next Web 7:46 AM
  • "Former Apple CEO John Sculley just launched a new line of cheap Android smartphones" Business Insider 7:46 AM
  • "Former Apple CEO John Sculley debuts new smartphone" CNNMoney 10:45 AM
  • "The hidden cost of those 'free' gambling apps: Some of the most downloaded and highest-grossing video games in leading app stores use casino motifs for their designs, raising questions about the potential dangers of gambling apps." ["Apple's App Store showed similar statistics for the month, with social casino apps consistently nabbing three spots in the top 20. Both Slotomania: Free Casino Slots and Big Fish Casino: Free Slots consistently ranked in the top 10 in both stores."] CNET 8:24 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Fire Phone's flop may jeopardize Amazon's future hardware endeavors" PCWorld 11:03 AM
  • "Samsung Pay beta opens in U.S.: Here's how to get in" ZDNet 10:44 AM
  • "The MacJury Examines The Value of the Mac and OS X" MacVoices 2:11 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-27: Apple's Sept 9 Media Event, Amazon's Defunct Smartphone" The Mac Observer 12:43 PM
  • "iPhone 6S will come in Apple Watch-like Rose Gold rather than Pink, lack sapphire, and have renamed Force Touch" 9to5Mac 2:12 PM
  • "No 4-inch 'iPhone 6c' at Sept. 9 event, iPhone 5c to be discontinued, 5s/6/6 Plus staying"  9to5Mac 12:42 PM
  • "'iPhone 6s' Display Panel With Mystery Chip Is Slightly Heavier and Thicker Than iPhone 6 Version" MacRumors 10:34 AM
  • "Rumor: New display with Force Touch could make 'iPhone 6s' slightly heftier" AppleInsider 2:12 PM
  • "iPhone 6S camera: 12 megapixel photos, 4K video recording, flash for selfies" 9to5Mac 10:35 AM
  • "Report: iPhone 6s to Feature 12MP 4K Video Recording-Capable Camera" MacTrast 11:51 AM
  • "iPhone 6s will have something like a two day battery life." M.I.C. Gadget 7:52 AM
  • "Rumor: Unlikely 'iPhone 6s Plus' retail packaging revealed in photo" AppleInsider 7:28 AM
  • "Sketchy Photo of Claimed 'iPhone 6s Plus' Box Surfaces Alongside Rumor of Smaller Battery" MacRumors 7:31 AM
  • "Apple iOS 9 Code Confirms Biggest iPhone 6S Change" Forbes 10:37 AM
  • "Apple iOS flaw Ins0mnia hides malicious apps which run forever" ZDNet 8:11 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple researching wireless earphones with bone conduction noise cancelling tech" AppleInsider 7:28 AM
  • "Apple looks to improve wireless headsets for iOS, OS X devices" Apple World Today 7:51 AM
  • "Apple's Latest Invention Focuses on Voice Quality Associated with a New Wireless Headset" Patently Apple 8:02 AM
  • "Future EarPods could benefit from bone-conduction noise cancellation" Cult of Mac 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Advances their Work on Wireless Charging Systems Focused on Rapid Power Delivery" Patently Apple 7:51 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Nihilumbra For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" App Sliced 8:36 AM
  • "Quiet, Please! For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" App Sliced 8:36 AM
  • "NFL Kicker 15 For iPhone/iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" App Sliced 8:36 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:09 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:09 AM

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  • "Review: Are Belkin's latest Wemo lights worth the investment before HomeKit support?" 9to5Mac 4:58 PM
  • "Mini-review: FŪZDock for Apple Watch, a compact charging stand ideal for nightstand mode" 9to5Mac 10:35 AM
  • "Astropad Mini hands on: Turn your iPhone into the ultimate drawing tablet" iMore 11:51 AM
  • "Review: Thonet & Vander Koloss Bluetooth Speaker" iLounge 2:27 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How to sell your iPhone on Craigslist like a pro" iDownload Blog 8:05 PM
  • "Apple vs. Google: Replacing Apple's stock iOS apps with Google apps" Macworld 7:48 AM
  • "Review: Geronimo takes a new & unique approach to email on iOS + Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 10:34 AM
  • "Dispatch 3.0 Brings iPad App, Improvements to Actions and Snippets" MacStories 8:03 AM
  • "Crisp: a clean and simple email template keyboard for iOS" iDownload Blog 8:04 AM
  • "Review: Lara Croft GO is the essence of adventure that feels unmistakably Tomb Raider-y" iDownload Blog 8:10 AM
  • "Hands On: Wanted Poster Pro 2.4 (iOS)" MacNN 8:26 AM
  • "How to pick up cheap movies on iTunes every day" TechRadar UK 8:45 AM
  • "How to listen to audiobooks on iOS" Macworld 7:49 AM
  • "Is China Becoming a Nuisance For Apple?" Bidness Etc 4:58 PM
  • "Apple Sept. 9 event: We asked Siri to give us a hint. The answers will amuse you" Macworld 2:12 PM
  • "What happens when a Mac devotee tries Windows 10?" Mashable 10:41 AM
  • "Apple on course for wireless iPhones? Don't underestimate the importance of wireless charging to mobile devices -- even the 'ultimate' ones"  Computerworld 10:30 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Might Not Refresh the 15-Inch MacBook Pro Later This Year After All" The Motley Fool 8:09 AM
  • "10 killer jailbreak tweaks that add features regular iPhone users wish they had" BGR 8:02 AM
  • "Benchmarking the Samsung 850 EVO in a 2007 Mac mini" Low End Mac 9:07 PM
  • "Amazon's Failed Fire Phone Was Too Creepy for Customers" The Mac Observer 2:29 PM
  • "Why Microsoft Edge browser's lack of add-ons is a deal breaker" CIO 8:45 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "PayAnywhere's new iOS mobile card reader will bring Apple Pay to small businesses" The Next Web 9:10 PM
  • "iOS App Visualizes the Wireless Signals That Surround Us" PC Magazine 4:06 PM
  • "Workflow iOS automation app puts its Today widget to work in latest version" 9to5Mac 11:03 AM
  • "SketchParty TV drawing game for iPhone and iPad now has a free version" iMore 10:45 AM
  • "Repairs to Start Off Your School Year" iFixit 10:44 AM
  • "Evernote is taking its Food app out of service next month" 9to5Mac 10:34 AM
  • "Clicker Heroes, the Smash Hit Stream and Web Game Launches on iOS and Android Courtesy of R2Games" PRNewswire 8:53 AM
  • "iBooks GUI Pioneer releases 'Storyteller'" Appothecary 8:49 AM
  • "Best battery cases for the iPhone 6 Plus" [Slideshow] iMore 8:25 AM
  • "Square launches an iOS mobile app for its Appointments booking service" VentureBeat 8:11 AM
  • "LG debuts 'Rolly' universal, rollable Bluetooth keyboard" 9to5Mac 7:31 AM
  • "Action-Based Email App Dispatch Comes To The iPad" TechCrunch 7:28 AM
  • "The iPhone 6 Gets Wireless Charging With Skiva's EnergySkin" Forbes 7:25 AM
  • "Bones Attack! - Rev 2.00 Apple iOS Universal Game" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "An entirely new and unique type of a game, available on iOS and Android" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "It's The Flapening: Now available for iOS and Android for free" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Math Mastery Multiplayer Game Released For iPhone, iPad" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Online Algerian TV 1.0 Customized For iOS" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Verba 3D - First of a kind, free app for adding true 3D text to photos" prMac 7:23 AM
  • "Filterloop 3.0: Favorite App of Many Instagrammers Just Got Better" prMac 7:23 AM
  • "Phone Drive - Wireless Flash Drive Now with New Cloud Services Support" prMac 7:23 AM
  • "PlayScreen launches Presidential Photo Trivia Game for iOS" prMac 7:23 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10: How is it really doing so far?" ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "Windows 10 booms as PC sales collapse" ExtremeTech 10:35 AM
  • "Microsoft to deliver Windows 10's business update service in stages" Computerworld 7:26 AM
  • "Windows 10 downloaded 75 million times" CNNMoney 7:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Snip brings Windows screenshots to life with voice and ink" The Verge 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft tests new snipping tool with e-ink, voice annotation" ZDNet 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft renders for flagship Lumia phones leaked online" Engadget 7:07 AM
  • "Leaked images reveal Microsoft's new flagship Lumia phones" The Verge 7:26 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-6500U Skylake chip gets benchmarked, results disappoint" VR-Zone 7:25 AM
  • "Intel bets over $60m on future drone development" ZDNet 7:16 AM
  • "Intel pumps US$60 million into Chinese drone maker Yuneec: Yuneec makes a range of drones for aerial photography and imaging" IDG News Service 7:04 AM
  • "Chinese Drone Startup Yuneec Grabs $60M In Funding From Intel" TechCrunch 6:49 AM
  • "AMD's R9 Nano crams a full Fury X into a tiny 6-inch form factor: $649 Nano sports full 4096-stream processors, 4GB HBM, but needs just 175W." Ars Technica 8:05 AM
  • "AMD's Powerful New R9 Nano Graphics Card Fits In Small Places" Gizmodo India 7:23 AM
  • "AMD unveils Radeon R9 Nano: HBM and Fury X in a 6-inch GPU" ExtremeTech 10:34 AM
  • "AMD R9 Nano specs revealed and digested" Hexus 7:24 AM
  • "AMD's Powerful New R9 Nano Graphics Card Fits In Small Places" Gizmodo 9:08 AM
  • "AMD launches 6in Nano R9 graphics card as part of Fury X Series of GPUs" The Inquirer 10:35 AM
  • "Skylake Release To See Dell Xps 13 And Asus Zenbooks Updated" Digital Trends 7:22 AM
  • "Dell: We Can Build Cloud '80 Percent Faster' Than Cisco, And Cheaper Too" CRN 7:22 AM
  • "Dell Targets $6B Telco Data Center Sweet Spot" Light Reading 7:22 AM
  • "Alienware's gaming laptops and X51 desktop get faster specs and extra features" The Verge 9:08 AM
  • "Alienware refreshes its X51 desktop and laptops in time for PAX Prime" VentureBeat 9:41 AM
  • "HP maintains lead in server market with 25.2% share in 2Q15: Gartner" Firstpost 7:23 AM
  • "HP 8000 series SSD lowers the cost of all-flash arrays" The Inquirer 9:08 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Is Trending Low, But Big Data Could Be A Solution To Revive The Past Glory" Seeking Alpha 10:35 AM
  • "IBM integrates its Blue Box platform across the network" Computerworld 7:25 AM
  • "Oracle Gives Details of Low-Power 'Sonoma' SPARC Chip" eWeek 7:27 AM
  • "Lenovo's folding its own smartphone division into Motorola" Engadget 7:18 AM
  • "India accuses China of dumping 4G phones" EE Times Asia 6:47 AM
  • "Toshiba to tap Shiseido adviser as new head of board: sources" Reuters 7:31 AM
  • "The abandoned mine that's being transformed into a datacenter" ZDNet 7:31 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Can Avago Technologies Ride The Apple Supplier Wave?" Benzinga 8:12 AM
Industry News
  • "A New Computer Glitch is Rocking the Mutual Fund Industry: Outage is preventing dozens of mutual funds, ETFs from promptly pricing their securities" [Paid Membership Required] 7:14 AM
  • "U.S. stocks set for gains after global rebound" CNNMoney 7:32 AM
  • "Stocks Rally Into Day Two, Wipe Out Weekly Losses" TheStreet 3:49 PM
  • "Whiplash: Wall Street Caps Volatile Session with Big Gains" FOXBusiness 3:49 PM
  • "US stocks end sharply higher after Chinese market surges" Associated Press 3:50 PM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stocks Close Higher For 2nd Day, Show Gain On Week" Nasdaq 3:50 PM
  • "Stocks recover from afternoon stall, Dow up 369, benchmarks out of correction" USA Today 3:51 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rally Amid Recovery in Global Markets: Upbeat U.S. economic data and comments from central bankers help soothe investor nerves" [Paid Membership Required] 3:51 PM
  • "Asia Markets: China leads Asian markets higher with late rally/Asian markets rebounded Thursday with the help of central bankers around the globe and encouraging signs from China, where volatility in stocks dropped off significantly from previous sessions." MarketWatch 7:35 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks bounce up, tracking rallies in Asia, U.S./European stocks climbed Thursday, tracking gains in Asian and U.S. markets overnight as investors appeared to latch onto the new round of stimulus from China and embraced the prospect of U.S. interest rates being left unchanged next month." MarketWatch 7:35 AM

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