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Monday Highlights: John Reeves at The Motley Fool uncovers "investing insights" from reading Steve Jobs autobiography and how Apple is "the most remarkable growth story of all time"; CNET thinks Siri integration in Apple Music is probably the most crucial feature as Apple hopes it will bring paying customers to the service; the increasingly important China market no longer seen as "cheap" thanks to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus which consumers are willing to buy; Macworld reviews MindNode for OS X, a brainstorming app; IT.Enquirer reviews FileMaker Pro Advanced 14; Apple Music launches at 11ET/8PT tomorrow, with Beats 1 radio going online an hour later—reports in our General Interest section; as well, iOS 8.4 to be released at the same time, and Eddy Cue reveals iOS 9 will quadruple iTunes Match from 25,000 songs to 100,000; Barclays bank unveils contactless devices as challenge to Apple Pay; Force Touch coming to next gen iPhone according to rumors; TechRepublic reviews travelling two weeks with iPad Air 2; MacNN previews iOS 9 on the iPad Air 2; Fortune reviews HomeKit, finds it in need of "more work" but showing promise.

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  • "Steve Jobs and the Most Remarkable Growth Story of All Time"  The Motley Fool 8:41 AM
  • "Why Apple Music's most playful feature may be its most crucial one: 'Siri, play the top song from 1982.' Apple Music's silliest element sets the new $10 subscription service apart from the pack: but will it get you to pay?"  CNET 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's IPhone 6 Ends China's Cheap Streak: Bigger iPhones blow up the notion that the Chinese aren't willing to pay high prices"  Bloomberg 8:17 AM
  • "Morgan Stanley And UBS Expecting Apple To Sell 50 Million iPhones In The June Quarter" Forbes 8:39 AM
  • "FY 15 Third Quarter Results" Apple 8:17 PM
  • "Apple schedules Q3 2015 earnings call livestream for July 21" 9to5Mac 8:17 PM
  • "DVD Studio Pro: Troubleshooting Basics" Apple Support 8:40 PM
  • "Mac 911: A potpourri of OS X questions" Macworld UK 4:22 PM
  • "MindNode 2 review: Makes Mac brainstorming a breeze" Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "FileMaker Pro Advanced 14: database development and publishing at their best" IT.Enquirer 7:50 AM
  • "Three useful workflow tips for OS X Terminal users" MacIssues 8:27 AM
  • "Powerful Searches With Raw Query" MacMost 7:49 AM
  • "Pointers: Go Further with Syncing Google and Apple Calendars" MacNN 8:17 AM
  • "Remember the good ol' days of RAM disks? RamDisk for OS X does" Apple Daily Report 7:46 AM
  • "What Microsoft Can Learn From Apple's Leap From Os 9 To OS X" Digital Trends 4:21 PM
Press Releases
  • "WaterApp for Mac - Keep Yourself Hydrated Throughout The Day!" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Ergonis Software celebrates ten years of Typinator with new version 6.6" IT.Enquirer 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's mystery auto project siphoning staff from other divisions" The Register 3:31 PM
  • "Apple Music launching at 11 AM ET tomorrow: Beats 1 radio to begin broadcasting one hour later" The Verge 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Music Launch on Tuesday Morning" Tapscape 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Music Launches With iOS 8.4 At 8 AM PT On June 30" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Music is finally launching tomorrow" Memeburn 9:20 AM
  • "Meet Julie Adenuga — the British DJ who is heading up Apple's new global radio station Beats 1" Business Insider 9:22 AM
  • "Average selling price of smartphones in China jumps 37% thanks to popularity of Apple's iPhone" AppleInsider 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Pay Faces New Challenge From Barclays Contactless Devices"  Forbes 7:57 AM
  • "UK Apple Pay hold-out Barclays wants you to use its own devices for contactless payments" The Next Web 8:18 AM
  • "Barclaycard beats Apple Pay to it with launch of refreshed bPay mobile payments range" The Inquirer 8:18 AM
  • "The Apple Watch Hasn't Killed Fitbit: Two months after the Apple Watch launch, the leading wrist-based fitness tracking company is doing just fine" Bloomberg 12:06 PM
  • "Fitbits are outselling Apple Watches ... for now" 9to5Mac 12:06 PM
  • "Apple Allows Select Games Containing Confederate Battle Flag to Return to App Store" MacTrast 9:46 AM
  • "HBO Now Is The Most Profitable App On The iTunes Store" Digital Trends 8:17 AM
  • "Tim Cook leads 8,000 Apple employees in Gay Pride Parade" Cult of Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Brazil exec to head Microsoft operations in Brazil" AppleDailyReport 8:20 AM
  • "13 interesting startups created by ex-Apple employees" Business Insider 10:35 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Sprint's latest family plan offers two unlimited lines for $100" Engadget 3:49 PM
  • "Sprint's mission to fix its image, one house call at a time: The struggling carrier expands its Direct 2 You program, which brings a customer rep to a place of your choosing, to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver." CNET 8:02 AM
  • "MGG 559: Connecting Networks Together, Photos on NAS & Upgrade Snapshots" The Mac Observer 7:21 PM
  • "Weekly Podcast Episode 140: Piloting Through Deep Space Doors Of The App Store" Apple'n'Apps 4:22 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-29: Getting Ready for Apple Music" The Mac Observer 3:29 PM
  • "Gigabit internet speeds coming to your neighborhood soon!" The MT Show 7:50 AM
  • "iOS 9 to upgrade iTunes Match limit to 100,000 songs" SlashGear 8:01 AM
  • "Apple is bumping the iTunes Match limit to 100,000 songs" Engadget 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Music to quadruple iTunes Match limit to 100,000 songs" BetaNews 8:18 AM
  • "iOS, iTunes upgrades for Apple Music available early Tuesday" Computerworld 10:07 AM
  • "Apple Suppliers Start Making New IPhone With Force Touch" Bloomberg 8:12 AM
  • "Those Apple Force Touch iPhone rumors look credible" Computerworld 7:48 AM
  • "New iPhone 'will feature Force Touch'" Telegraph 8:23 AM
  • "Apple is working on a new iPhone: Apple is working on a next-generation iPhone. CNET's Dan Ackerman joins CBSN with what to expect in the tech giant's latest phone model." CBS News 11:47 AM
  • "The Apple Watch's Best Feature Is Coming to the iPhone" Time 8:42 AM
  • "Apple Music will work with Sonos speakers — but not until later this year" Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "DisplayMate: Less reflective Apple Watch Sport is easier to read in bright sunlight" Macworld 12:47 PM
  • "Apple acquired some patents that could help it build a buttonless iPhone" Business Insider 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Watch patent would have you sharing files with a handshake" Engadget 10:35 AM
  • "If you forgot your Apple ID password: If you're having issues signing in with your Apple ID password, use these steps to reset it and regain access to your Apple ID account." Apple Support 8:26 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 10:29 AM
  • "Air Video HD (Streaming Video App) For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" App Sliced 10:29 AM
  • "Quick Alarm: Nightstand Clock For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" App Sliced 10:29 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM

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  • "How the USB-C Port on the New MacBook Helps the Battery" The Mac Observer 7:09 PM
  • "Apple Watch Sapphire vs Glass Display Shoot-Out" DisplayMate 12:28 PM
  • "Have iPad Air 2, will travel (with a few caveats): Two weeks of travelling across the world have proven the iPad can legitimately function as a primary computer for an executive: if you're willing to put up with some minor frustrations." TechRepublic 11:43 AM
  • "Review: Just Mobile's TimeStand is the $40 metal Apple Watch stand we've been waiting for" 9to5Mac 3:32 PM
  • "Look how much the iPhone camera has improved over time" Business Insider 8:28 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands On: iOS 9 Preview for iPad Air 2/New multitasking features inject new life into iPad" MacNN 8:16 AM
  • "Review: Apple's HomeKit needs more work, shows promise" Fortune 8:17 AM
  • "Hands On: Toca Life: City 1.0 (iOS)" MacNN 8:16 AM
  • "Appidemic: Spirit of War: The Great War for iOS" TechnologyTell 8:29 AM
  • "How-To: Move your playlists from Spotify, Rdio, and more to Apple Music" 9to5Mac 3:32 PM
  • "Apple Watch: Reset to factory settings" CIO 9:50 AM
  • "How to reset and re-pair your Apple Watch" Cult of Mac 9:12 PM
  • "iOS tips: Reopen recently closed tabs in Apple's mobile Safari browser" AppleInsider 3:32 PM
  • "The Apple Watch Will Never Have a Killer App" Pixel Envy 5:10 PM
  • "As Apple's iPhone turns 8, Force Touch and Touch ID are ready for the future" AppleInsider 3:32 PM
  • "Soundhound Could Be A 'Siri'ous Threat To Nuance" Seeking Alpha 11:47 AM
  • "How Apple Music Plans to Win the Streaming War" Apple Gazette 9:20 AM
  • "Why Might Apple Have Reduced Apple TV Subscription Fees?" Market Realist 8:36 AM
  • "We Need This Stunning iPhone 7 Concept to Become a Reality. Now." BGR 8:28 AM
  • "Invention idea: keypad overlays for the Apple Magic Trackpad" Apple Daily Report 7:51 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Camp returns to teach tech to kids" Cult of Mac 9:33 PM
  • "Google updates Hangouts for iOS w/ refreshed UI, multiple photo attachments" 9to5Mac 4:00 PM
  • "Lumino City for iOS: Prepare to explore a garden in the sky" AppAdvice 12:31 PM
  • "Twitterrific adds facial recognition to help better align your images" iMore 10:07 AM
  • "Dr. Dre's 'Chronic' Available First Time Digitally on Apple Music" Rolling Stone 9:32 AM
  • "Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' Will Stream Exclusively on Apple Music" The Mac Observer 7:28 PM
  • "Jazz Up Your Facebook Photos With Text, Filters on iOS: SHARES" PC Magazine 9:30 AM
  • "Cale Announces Apple Pay Enabled Pay Stations" PRNewswire 8:38 AM
  • "New Waterford Early Learning for iPad Provides Students in K-2 Personalized Mobile Curriculum" Business Wire 8:37 AM
  • "Latest MacBook hub on Kickstarter is the neatest yet, with form-fitting design" 9to5Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Facebook adds Snapchat-esque photo editing to its iOS app" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "Billy's Booger is snot your ordinary storybook app" AppAdvice 8:22 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of June 27: Office365, Apple Watch and an Ice Cream Social" The MUG Center 8:19 AM
  • "Shuff 1.0 released for iOS - The messenger ahead of its time" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Blink Comparator for iOS - An Useful Tool for Amateur Astronomers" prMac 8:18 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Satya Nadella reveals new company vision" IT PRO 8:33 AM
  • "Microsoft's Nadella promises 'magical things' for 2016" The Drum 8:29 AM
  • "Ditching political Elop makes for a more Nadella Microsoft" The Register 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft to drop display ad business, cut 1200 jobs: Bloomberg" Reuters 4:15 PM
  • "Microsoft to cut 1,200 jobs as part of display ad closure: report: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 3:48 PM
  • "Microsoft selling Bing imaging to Uber, moving display ads to AOL" Ars Technica 8:51 PM
  • "Microsoft parental control update lets kids browse more than they should: An update to this parental control product is causing consternation among parents" IDG News Service 9:31 PM
  • "Windows 10 is getting closer and people are nervous" ITProPortal 8:45 AM
  • "Windows 10 to Launch in Exactly One Month from Today" Softpedia 8:37 AM
  • "Windows 10 Unlikely to Boost Notebook Sales, Panel Makers Say" Maximum PC 8:48 AM
  • "Windows 10 not prompting new notebook panel surge, say makers" DigiTimes 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft reiterates new Windows 10 build coming 'soon' for Insiders" WinBeta 8:47 AM
  • "Intel Stock Gets Price Target, Estimates Slashed at Pacific Crest" TheStreet 9:32 AM
  • "Lenovo mulls an IBM-era ThinkPad chassis with Intel Cherry Trail processor" The Inquirer 9:32 AM
  • "Yep, we're in bed together, admit Intel Security, Trend Micro and NCA" The Register 9:31 AM
  • "Intel's Braswell NUC Now up For Pre-order" Maximum PC 9:30 AM
  • "Maingear intends to up the gaming ante with AMD Radeon R9 Fury X GPUs" Coolest Gadgets 9:26 AM
  • "Oracle rolls out Commerce Cloud for online merchants" ZDNet 12:10 PM
  • "Oracle seeks to simplify e-store creation, management with new Commerce Cloud" IDG News Service 3:30 PM
  • "Supreme Court Denies Google Appeal on Oracle Suit" [Paid Membership Required] 9:10 AM
  • "Justices won't hear Google appeal in dispute with Oracle" Associated Press 9:10 AM
  • "U.S. top court declines to hear Google appeal in Oracle software fight" Reuters 9:09 AM
  • "U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Google appeal in Oracle software fight" Reuters 9:09 AM
  • "Google Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court in Oracle Java Copying Case" Bloomberg 9:08 AM
  • "Cisco Dives Deep Into IoT With New Products, Framework" CRN 9:04 AM
  • "Cisco warns of default SSH bug in three of its virtual applications" The Inquirer 9:04 AM
  • "Cisco admits to SSH weakness in three enterprise products" V3 9:04 AM
  • "Cisco patches Virtual security appliances with hard-coded SSH keys" ITProPortal 9:05 AM
  • "Cisco fleshes out its Internet of things system, portfolio" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Cisco targets 50 billion devices with new six-pillar Internet of Things platform: 'This unique systems approach delivers a framework that makes it possible to deploy, accelerate and innovate with IoT.'" IDG News Service 9:06 PM
  • "HP Challenges Cisco With Push Into Networking" Bloomberg 9:02 AM
  • "NETGEAR launches cloud management platform" BetaNews 12:13 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Cramer's Stop Trading: Apple/CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he is watching Apple." CNBC Videos 10:05 AM
  • "Apple, Cisco And Microsoft Charts Shift To Negative" Forbes 10:05 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow off 350 on Greece news; worst point drop since '13" USA Today 4:19 PM
  • "Dow Tumbles 350 Points on Greek Debt Crisis" TheStreet 4:19 PM
  • "S&P 500 suffers worst one-day drop in 2015" MarketWatch 4:19 PM
  • "Dow Plunges 350 Points, Worst Drop of 2015, Amid Ongoing Greek Crisis" FOXBusiness 4:19 PM
  • "US stocks notch worst day of year as Greek crisis escalates" Associated Press 4:18 PM
  • "Dow Tumbles 350 Points as Greek Crisis Worsens: S&P 500 posts largest one-day percentage decline since April 10, 2014" [Paid Membership Required] 4:18 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese stocks close in bear-market territory as Greece unravels/Asian markets were roiled Monday, as China's stocks closed in bear-market territory, and uncertainty about Greece shook sentiment across the region." MarketWatch 7:19 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European markets fall sharply as Greek crisis worsens/Stocks across Europe tumbled Monday, with investors rattled as Greece closed its banks and stock market, with the country looking set to default on its debt as talks with creditors unraveled." MarketWatch 12:22 PM

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