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Harsh words from Tag Heuer CEO for Apple watch, but is he right that obsolesence is a "huge problem"? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Tuesday Highlights: Apple allowed Steven Levy behind the scenes as the new iMacs (released today) were developed, a fascinating must-read; Jonny Evans' latest article analyzes how "Apple is a company with one foot in the past, another in the future"; is there a pattern to Apple's self-censoring in China?; Apple Pay at Starbucks is going to bring immense benefits to Apple; Glenn Fleishman uncovers something most of us didn't know, that you can get a prorated AppleCare refund; Adrian Kingsley-Hughes at ZDNet warns those who haven't yet upgraded to El Capitan, to think about holding off while Apple irons out "bugs, bugs, and more bugs"; Don Reisinger agrees with Tim Cook and explains "why merging iOS, OS X is a bad idea"; in the land down under, App Store prices are rising; Steve Wozniak reveals he was asked to return to Apple by Steve Jobs back in 2011; in the ad blocking battle, Bild (a German site) recognizes their use and instead of providing you content, reroutes you to a subscription page; Apple upgrades all iMacs to Retina Displays, also releases new Magic-branded keyboards, touch pad, mouse—more in our Hardware/Software section, and we've posted reviews of the products from Macworld, Ars Technica, Engadget, and many others in our Reviews section.

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  • "The Inside Story of Apple's New iMacs: Retina displays, rechargeable input devices, a force touch trackpad, and more power. Not bad for a truck." ["My visit to the Input Design Lab dispelled some of the mystery of how Apple plans various iterations of its product line."]  Medium: Steven Levy 10:24 AM
  • "Apple Uses Good Design to Marginalize Industries"  Above Avalon 12:09 PM
  • "Is Apple still a product company? Apple is a company with one foot in the past, another in the future."  Computerworld 6:39 AM
  • "Chapter finally closing in Apple's ebook antitrust case as U.S. Justice Dept says court monitoring can end"  9to5Mac 6:58 AM
  • "Apple's recent concessions in China have a pattern: The iPhone-maker is self-censoring to keep on the right side of Beijing as it pursues a bigger share of the world's largest smartphone market." Fortune 10:23 AM
  • "Church Of Cook, Cult Of Apple"  Forbes 7:19 AM
  • "Apple Pay Will Benefit Immensely from Starbucks Partnership" Market Realist 7:22 AM
  • "Turns out: Apple offers prorated AppleCare refunds/Did you know you can get a partial refund from unused portions of AppleCare and AppleCare+? Neither did we." Macworld 11:23 AM
  • "Adobe teams with Dropbox as part of Document Cloud upgrades" Macworld 6:58 AM
  • "El Capitan discussions talk about Apple Mail bugs, FileMaker compatibility, auto-correct problems, startup issues, fonts, Citrix Safari issues, printing, startup difficulties and more." MacInTouch 10:35 AM
  • "OS X 10.11 El Capitan: Bugs, bugs, and more bugs/Apple unleashed OS X 10.11 El Capitan just under two weeks ago, and if you've not already pulled the trigger on the upgrade then I suggest you put your upgrade plans on hold until the first update is out unless you like dealing with bugs." ZDNet 8:50 AM
  • "How to Make Crash Reporter Appear as a Notification in OS X" OS X Daily 2:15 PM
  • "How to stop Calendar from duplicating iCloud synced events" Macworld 6:58 AM
  • "How to use the Notes app in OS X El Capitan to create checklists" Apple World Today 7:14 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook is right: Here's why merging iOS, OS X is a bad idea"  Fortune 10:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "Graebert announces Hybrid CAD + GIS solution created in partnership with Esri" Architosh 12:05 PM
  • "iMovie for Macs goes 4K, lets you continue edits from iOS" Engadget 10:48 AM
  • "iMovie for Mac Gets Support for Editing 4K Movies, Redesigned Media View, More" iClarified 10:26 AM
  • "Apple Updates iMovie on Mac to Support 4K Video" MacTrast 10:23 AM
  • "Informant for OS X - The one Calendar/Task solution for professionals" prMac 7:00 AM
  • "Ockham 1.0: Identify the Critical Factors in Your Model" prMac 7:00 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple will be raising App Store prices in Australia, report says" Mashable 6:58 AM
  • "Apple's first stores in India open next month" Engadget 6:59 AM
  • "Woz talked to Steve Jobs about returning to Apple in 2011" Cult of Mac 7:27 AM
  • "Woz talks to Bloomberg about Steve Jobs movie, turning down a return to Apple and electric cars" 9to5Mac 7:32 AM
  • "Turning down Steve Jobs" The Loop 8:49 AM
  • "The Guy Steve Jobs Offered a Job Three Times (Video)" The Mac Observer 2:53 PM
  • "Apple Products Four Of 2015's Top Ten Most Wanted Christmas Gifts" MacPrices 7:28 AM
  • "Apple Pay reference briefly pops up on TD Canada Trust's website" iMore 3:43 PM
  • "Tesla CEO Uses Twitter to Clear Up Previous Comments He Made About Apple" Modmyi 7:20 AM
  • "Apple's 'Then and Now' page compares original 1998 iMac with 2015 models" AppleInsider 12:09 PM
  • "Let's all giggle at Apple's 1997 Marketing ToolKit: What were they thinking? We can only imagine." Macworld 12:09 PM
  • "Here's what you'll pay for an iPhone 6S in the BRICS nations" Gearburn 7:20 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Sorry, ad blockers: German news site Bild says nein/Users who try to access the popular German-language site with ad blocking browser extensions enabled.are rerouted to a page that offers a subscription." PCWorld 8:52 AM
  • "Samsung rumored to bring '3D Touch' pressure-sensitive features to its next Galaxy phones" 9to5Mac 7:14 AM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-13: New Retina iMacs, Steve Jobs Movie" The Mac Observer 1:49 PM
  • "Upgrade #58: What's Magic About That Keyboard?" Six Colors 8:22 AM
  • "The MacNN Podcast, episode 36: Macphun schway" MacNN 7:32 AM
  • "Apple Updates iMac Family with Stunning New Retina Displays: New Wireless Accessories Bring Force Touch to the Desktop"  Apple 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Updates iMac Family with Stunning New Retina Displays" Business Wire 8:14 AM
  • "Apple goes all-Retina for its 27-inch Skylake iMac refresh: 5K iMacs start at $1,799, include new GPUs and better color gamut." Ars Technica 8:19 AM
  • "The New iMac's Biggest Changes? The Keyboard and Trackpad" Wired 8:21 AM
  • "Hello, Retina: New iMacs Get Eye-Popping Displays, Rechargeable Keyboards and Mice but USB Type-C and TouchID are missing" [Paid Membership Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Apple's iMac Lineup Just Got Some Huge Upgrades" Time 8:50 AM
  • "Apple's standalone keyboard, trackpad, and mouse just got a lot better" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Apple launches larger Magic Trackpad 2 with Force Touch, Magic Mouse 2 & Magic Keyboard" 9to5Mac 8:23 AM
  • "Apple brings Force Touch to the desktop with new $129 Magic Trackpad 2" AppleInsider 8:22 AM
  • "Here's every new product Apple just launched" BGR 8:18 AM
  • "4K and 5K iMac FAQ: Everything you need to know about Apple's latest computers" iMore 8:49 AM
  • "Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2 FAQ: Everything you need to know" iMore 8:48 AM
  • "Cassandra: iMac Range Updated with New Retina Displays (Thai Pricing speculation)" eXtensions 8:58 AM
  • "Apple iOS 9.1 Release Races In To Fix iOS 9.0.2 Problems" Forbes 10:22 AM
  • "Apple's 3D Touch system may be useful — someday: The system is counterintuitive, and its usefulness is yet to be demonstrated"  Computerworld 6:59 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone chips aren't as different as some have reported: Though some testing showed 'identical' iPhones performing significantly different, depending on internal chips, the differences are actually quite minor." TechRepublic 10:58 AM
  • "How to install iOS 9.1 beta 5 without a dev account and get all of Apple's new emojis" BGR 10:30 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for Biometric Sensing (Touch ID) for a Future MacBook" Patently Apple 7:31 AM
  • "Apple Granted Patent based on PrimeSense Invention relating to Augmented Reality and Adaptive Projectors" Patently Apple 7:31 AM
  • "Apple patent hints at Touch ID/fingerprint sensing for Macs" Apple World Today 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Granted Patent for Waterproof Silicon Seals on Board-to-Board Connectors" Patently Apple 7:31 AM
  • "iPhone 6s/iOS 9 notes include Live Photo, Recent Call bugs, unknown caller blocking, troubleshooting tips, activation problems, how iPhone cameras have evolved and more." MacInTouch 10:35 AM
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  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:14 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:14 AM

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  • "iMac with 4K Retina display review: A high-resolution desktop Mac for the masses" Macworld 8:22 AM
  • "Same design, new insides, better screen: 21.5-inch 4K Retina iMac reviewed" Ars Technica 8:20 AM
  • "Apple iMac review (2015): 4K is optional, faster hard drives shouldn't be" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Apple iMac 2015 review: Still the best all-in-one, now with less sticker shock" Mashable 8:51 AM
  • "Apple Magic Keyboard Review" Six Colors 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Magic Trackpad 2 review" Six Colors 8:22 AM
  • "Mini-review: Apple's new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2" Ars Technica 8:19 AM
  • "Unboxing Apple's 'ginormous' new 27-inch Retina 5K iMac" Mashable 12:44 PM
  • "iPhone 6s: Touching the future [Review] BetaNews 8:48 AM
  • "Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus review: Stylish couch keyboard" Macworld 7:32 AM
  • "Quick Review: OLALA Apple-Certified MFi 6000mAh battery is a convenient iPhone charger for $24" 9to5Mac 6:58 AM
  • "Holster up, cowboy, with the iPhone 6s Plus Smart Case" Apple World Today 7:16 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Take a moment to Pause, regain focus and relax" AppAdvice 10:27 AM
  • "Hands On: Day One 1.17.4 (Apple Watch)" MacNN 7:32 AM
  • "Jump Jack review: a retro platformer that will keep you on the edge" iDownload Blog 7:21 AM
  • "Easy Group - iOS Review" Tapscape 7:31 AM
  • "5 common iPhone 6s problems and how to fix them" BGR 11:22 AM
  • "iOS 9: How to adjust 3D Touch sensitivity" CIO 11:05 AM
  • "How To Master 3D Touch In iOS 9 (Or Disable It Completely)" Forbes 9:15 AM
  • "How to put folders inside folders on iOS 9" iDownload Blog 7:21 AM
  • "Sharing Live Photos with pretty much everyone" The Loop 10:26 AM
  • "New in iOS 9: scrub through your photos quickly" iDownload Blog 7:35 AM
  • "What two former Android users miss most after switching to iPhone 6s" BGR 4:14 PM
  • "10 things I dislike about Apple's new Magic gadgets" iDownload Blog 2:57 PM
  • "Why I didn't buy Apple's new Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2" CIO 12:05 PM
  • "Opinion: Apple's 4K iMac, Magic Keyboard, Mouse 2 + Trackpad 2 are pricey steps in the right direction" 9to5Mac 11:22 AM
  • "Tesla is about to become the Blackberry of electric cars, thanks to Apple" Two Guys And A Podcast 10:59 AM
  • "How many paid for Apple Music when it was no longer free?"  Fortune 9:00 AM
  • "This is Apple's grand theory of the computer market" Business Insider 10:49 AM
  • "An in-depth look at Apple's biggest edge over the competition" BGR 8:51 AM
  • "The Unsung Hero in Apple's Strategy" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:32 AM
  • "The CEO of Tag Heuer nailed a 'huge problem' with the luxury Apple Watch" Business Insider 7:22 AM
  • "Android To iPhone: 'Is It Difficult To Switch? Or, Just A Slow News Day?" Mac 360 6:39 AM
  • "Apple's Numbers Are Just Crazy" Mac 360 6:38 AM
  • "What Does Apple Know About The 16GB iPhone That We Don't Know?" PixoBebo 6:38 AM
  • "Filling The App Suite Vacuum Left By Adobe's Subscription Prices For Life" McSolo 6:38 AM
  • "Comic: The Wrath of Steve" iMore 8:49 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Facebook is testing a News Feed showing only videos in its iPhone app" AppAdvice 4:18 PM
  • "NetNewsWire picks up iPad support, adds new gestures and sharing options" iMore 4:14 PM
  • "Personal puts cool emojis or text on your Apple Watch face" AppAdvice 12:45 PM
  • "Apple Pay comes to over two dozen more banks and credit unions" 9to5Mac 9:17 AM
  • "Globo Unveils the Industry's First Complete Mobility Solution for iOS 9 App Design, Development and Deployment" Business Wire 1:00 PM
  • "Lose It!, the world's most popular weight loss app, launches in UK and Ireland" Business Wire 8:14 AM
  • "GMYLE iPhone 6s wallet case looks like a tiny vintage book" iDownload Blog 7:21 AM
  • "Myanmar Radio Online (Live Media) 1.0 Customized For iOS" prMac 9:00 AM
  • "Tum Tums Features Endless Gameplay, Unforgettable Characters and More" prMac 7:00 AM
Computer Industry
  • "With EMC Deal, Dell Returns to Public Markets" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:24 AM
  • "Dell/EMC merger is biggest example yet of the morphing tech sector: Analysis It's time to stop doing it all" The Inquirer 12:50 PM
  • "What Dell buying EMC means for VMware: Will VMware remain independent? Will company start pedaling Dell hardware?" IDG News Service 6:50 AM
  • "Will Dell Leave the Consumer Business?" Bloomberg 7:28 AM
  • "What Key Industry People Are Saying About Dell-EMC Merger" eWeek 7:10 AM
  • "Dell, EMC Deal: 10 Things IT Needs To Know/Enterprise IT executives were left wondering what the massive Dell-EMC deal might mean to them. There's a lot you'll want to know (especially if you're an EMC customer). As we ponder the implications of the massive merger, what springs to mind are 10 ways we expect the deal to impact IT." InformationWeek 7:34 AM
  • "Dell buys EMC - Top 5 takeaways...: Here are some initial takeaways for the ICT industry to consider..." IDG News Service 3:27 PM
  • "EMC to pay Dell $2 billion if it opts for higher bid in go-shop period" Reuters 7:47 AM
  • "VMware Value Lies In Modern Data Center Management: Some analysts are sounding the death knell for VMware following Dell's planned acquisition of EMC, but don't count out virtualization's stronghold in the enterprise data center." InformationWeek 10:47 AM
  • "VMware brings Michigan to Europe to boost virtual networking: VMware's Project Michigan offers a preview of virtual networking tools under development" IDG News Service 6:49 AM
  • "HP boss Meg Whitman trashes Dell's EMC deal" CNNMoney 1:26 PM
  • "HP CEO slams Dell's EMC buyout as riddled with debt and confusing to customers: But whatever you do, don't mention Autonomy" The Inquirer 7:09 AM
  • "Intel beats in Q3 2015 with $3.1B in profit, $14.5B in revenue" VentureBeat 4:32 PM
  • "Intel's Results Reflect Move to Cloud Computing" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:39 PM
  • "Intel's data center focus powers revenue, profit beat" Reuters 4:16 PM
  • "Intel Profits Slide Amid PC Slump: Company's biggest business remains chips that power computers" [Paid Membership Required] 3:35 PM
  • "Intel Profits Slide Amid PC Slump" Nasdaq 3:32 PM
  • "Intel cuts capex budget by another $400M; gross margin in-line" Seeking Alpha 4:38 PM
  • "Intel cuts server CPU division's forecast; shares now -3%" Seeking Alpha 5:41 PM
  • "Intel (INTC) Q3 2015 Results - Earnings Call Webcast" Seeking Alpha 4:39 PM
  • "Intel Inside The $1,800 Tag Heuer Android Watch" Seeking Alpha 6:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Not Bypass Carriers for Windows 10 Mobile Updates" Thurrott 3:07 PM
  • "Microsoft acknowledges reports of Windows 10 Mobile performance slowing down over time" Neowin 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft to control software updates for Windows 10 Mobile" CNET 11:23 AM
  • "Windows 10 is about to get a slew of awesome new features" BGR 6:56 AM
  • "Microsoft delivers Windows 10 Build 10565 with Skype and Uber integration" The Inquirer 7:09 AM
  • "Russia's Yandex teams up with Microsoft for Windows 10" VentureBeat 7:26 AM
  • "Can Microsoft Really Copy Apple And Throw Its OEMs Under The Bus?" Seeking Alpha 10:21 AM
  • "HP plans $3B buyback for Enterprise after finishing debt offering" Seeking Alpha 11:51 AM
  • "AMD Desperately Seeking Stability" Barron's 7:28 AM
  • "IBM bolsters India footprint, lands $700 million Etihad Airways cloud pact" ZDNet 7:26 AM
  • "UAE's Etihad Airways signs $700 million IT deal with IBM" Reuters 7:24 AM
  • "How Soviets used IBM Selectric keyloggers to spy on US diplomats" Ars Technica 2:29 PM
  • "IBM's Compose Launches Two New Services for Developers" eWeek 5:41 PM
  • "Want to go flash? Will that be PCIe, fabric connected, all-flash, hybrid, or all of the above?" ZDNet 10:22 AM
  • "Toshiba's DynaPad is the latest Windows 10-powered Surface clone: Gets one-up on Microsoft 2-in-1 with Wacom stylus" The Inquirer 7:09 AM
  • "Toshiba's New DynaPad Is a Surface Clone For People Who Scribble" Gizmodo 7:10 AM
  • "The Toshiba DynaPad is a Windows 10 hybrid that wants to 'reinvent pen and paper'" VentureBeat 7:26 AM
  • "Toshiba's new DynaPad is a thinner and lighter rival to Microsoft's Surface: But not as powerful as Microsoft's Surface Pro 4" The Verge 7:17 AM
  • "Toshiba's pixel-packed 4K convertible arrives next week for $1,299" Engadget 7:23 AM
  • "Windows 10 new wave: Now Toshiba's dynaPad follows Surface down the 2-in-1 road" ZDNet 7:24 AM
  • "Acer reveals new Windows 10 portables" Neowin 7:25 AM
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Industry News
  • "Stocks Are Slightly Lower as Chinese Worries Persist" TheStreet 12:51 PM
  • "Wall Street Can't Keep Gains as Traders Eye China, Earnings" FOXBusiness 12:51 PM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stock Futures Slip; Dow On Track To Halt 7-day Runup" Nasdaq 7:39 AM
  • "Futures lower as Wall Street awaits earnings reports" USA Today 7:40 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Waver Ahead of Key Earnings Reports: Dow edges lower after earlier drop on China data" [Paid Membership Required] 12:51 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian shares fall after Chinese export data signal a slowdown/Most Asian markets fell after Chinese trade data signaled weakening global and domestic demand, the latest evidence that the world's No. 2 economy is stalling." MarketWatch 7:41 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks veer toward lowest close in almost two weeks/Stocks across Europe dropped Tuesday, heading toward a second consecutive losing session, with downbeat Chinese data taking a toll on commodity and luxury-goods shares." MarketWatch 7:41 AM

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