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  • "The man behind the Apple Watch: Last year, Apple was the first company to be valued at $700bn. As it makes a bid to enter the luxury market with the 18ct gold Apple Watch, the brand's British design visionary, Jony Ive, gives a rare interview to Nick Foulkes. Portrait by Dorothy Hong"  Financial Times 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Watch will change the way you shop: Retail is at the digital crossroads and Apple Watch says what time it is"  Computerworld 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Is Thinking Different With Marketing of the Apple Watch" TheStreet 8:01 AM
  • "Apple's Smartwatch Faces Hurdles With Health Sensors" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:23 AM
  • "Apple Set to Join the Dow Jones Industrial Average"  PRNewswire 8:30 AM
  • "Apple to replace AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average"  CNBC 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Added to the Dow" WSJ Blogs 8:32 AM
  • "iDow: Apple added to iconic Dow stock index" USA Today 8:32 AM
  • "Oracle: How about some adware to go with that new Java for Mac?" ["Oracle is resorting to the same old tactics that Windows power users are well familiar with to trick OS X users into installing Ask's browser extensions and set its search engine as default, alongside Java 8 Update 40."] BetaNews 8:13 AM
  • "Adware sneaks through OS X Gatekeeper loophole" iMore 8:19 AM
  • "Office 2016 for Mac Preview brings Retina display support and more Office 365 features" The Inquirer 8:05 AM
  • "Hands on with Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 Preview" BetaNews 8:57 AM
  • "Hands-on: Office for Mac 2016 finally makes OS X users first-class citizens" The Next Web 8:19 AM
  • "Office for Mac 2016 Preview: New Looks Without Much Substance" The Tech Night Owl 8:04 AM
  • "Java 8 without the Adware (aka Java8Unjunker)" brunerd 7:53 AM
  • "How to invoke a specific Notification Center View using keyboard shortcuts on Mac" iDownload Blog 9:23 AM
  • "Pointers: Use Dropbox to Share Files (OS X)" MacNN 8:18 AM
  • "Screenflow, recently revved to version 5.0, provides a great screencasting studio for the Mac" AppleDailyReport 8:28 AM
  • "A Better Way To Mute The Mic And Adjust Mic Sound Volume On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:54 AM
  • "2 Simple Mac Apps To Organize That Which Is Not So Simple" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "Your Mac And The Price Of Focus" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "Every MacBook User Needs A Bartender (seriously)" TeraTalks 7:55 AM
  • "Thank You, Lord, For Yet Another Code Snippets App For My Mac's Snippets" BohemianBoomer 7:55 AM
  • "How to Fix iTunes, Part 9: Gifting Playlists" Kirkville 8:18 AM
  • "Java 8 Update 40 Installer App Fun!"  brunerd 7:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "Paragon Boot Camp Backup is the Industry's First Solution for Backing Up Windows under OS X – and it's Free!" Paragon Software 9:17 AM
  • "Mac - iPhone users now protect kids, pets, things with this new IoT App" prMac 8:06 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "BMO forecasts 19M Apple Watch sales in 2015, with more than half selling in holiday season" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Watch to ship 15 million units in 2015, says Strategy Analytics" DigiTimes 8:27 AM
  • "As Apple Pay Fraud Grows, Banks Scramble to Fix Credit Card Flaw" TheStreet 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Pay hit by low-tech fraudsters: WSJ" CNBC Videos 8:00 AM
  • "Competitors hope for boost from Apple Watch" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:01 AM
  • "Apple, Google, Microsoft & others urge Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage across the USA" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Google team up to support marriage equality" Engadget 8:27 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Republicans file bill to rip Internet regulatory powers from FCC" Electronista 8:33 AM
  • "Podcast: Switching to iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch Role Playing, Over-Under + More" Insanely Great Mac 8:25 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's presence in China, Samsung Galaxy S6, mobile payment news, more" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Watch apps designed to be used for a few seconds at a time, report says: Apps to unlock hotel rooms and much more are being developed in extreme secrecy at Apple headquarters." CNET 8:02 AM
  • "Why Apple Watch apps should be usable in 10 seconds or less" Gigaom 9:21 AM
  • "You'll be able to use the Apple Watch's box as a charger for some models" Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "Gold Apple Watch could cost $9,999" MarketWatch 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Watch Edition won't be the most expensive smartwatch on the market" 9to5Mac 9:59 AM
  • "MacBook Air and 13" MacBook Pro Shipping Times Slip Ahead of Monday's Media Event" MacRumors 9:59 AM
  • "iPad Pro rumored to have oxide LCD display" TechnologyTell 8:12 AM
  • "Apple extends iPhone 5 battery replacement program into 2016" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Extends Defective iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program To Jan 2016" RazorianFly 8:13 AM
  • "iPhone 6S Will Copy Key Samsung Feature" Forbes 9:21 AM
  • "Apple supplier Japan Display to build $1.4 bn LCD screen factory" AFP 8:18 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM

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  • "Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Can Samsung overtake Apple again?" The Inquirer 8:05 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands On: Artree relaxation app (iOS)" MacNN 8:33 AM
  • "Hands On: NoteSpot (iOS)" MacNN 8:18 AM
  • "Tip of the Day: Recording Videos at 60 Frames Per Second with Your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus" iPhone Life Magazine 10:00 AM
  • "11 Amazing Features of the Apple Watch" Time 8:57 AM
  • "Apple not among Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For" AppleDailyReport 8:29 AM
  • "Cassandra: Apple Invitations, Rumours and the Watch" eXtensions 8:28 AM
  • "My (practical) Apple Watch wish-list" iMore 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Watch: latest rumours and facts" Telegraph 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Watch: six things that could drive you round the bend" Telegraph 8:20 AM
  • "Golden Apple: Thoughts on potential Apple Watch prices" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "How developers are making apps for an Apple Watch they haven't seen yet" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "3 reasons Apple's watch will _ or won't _ change the game" Associated Press 8:14 AM
  • "What to Expect From Apple's 'Spring Forward' Apple Watch Event" Apple Gazette 9:22 AM
  • "What to Expect From the Apple Watch Event Monday" Wired 8:13 AM
  • "Why Apple won't put bigger batteries in the iPhone even though it improves battery life" Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "Here Is Samsung's Simple Two-step Process To Compete Against Apple Inc." Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Needs A Little Of What Google And Microsoft Already Have" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "How Apple Inc. Is Becoming More Like Google Every Day" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "FoxTrot Classics Comic Strip" GoComics 7:56 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "This $249 battery strap will charge Apple Watch while you wear it" 9to5Mac 9:59 AM
  • "Amazon Game Studios announces four games coming soon to iOS" 9to5Mac 10:02 AM
  • "Amazon Games Studios bringing four of its titles to iPhone and iPad" iMore 9:21 AM
  • "Reply From the Lock Screen on Gmail iOS App" PC Magazine 9:21 AM
  • "OmniGraffle iOS update brings diagramming tool to the iPhone" Apple World Today 8:33 AM
  • "ProCamera 8 + HDR for iPhone is fine-tuned with latest app update" AppAdvice 8:33 AM
  • "Imgur iOS App Now Available - With a Caveat" Apple Gazette 8:27 AM
  • "Signal Keeps Your iPhone Calls And Texts Safe From Government Spies" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
  • "Need It Mobile App Revolutionizes Shopping Lists With A Snap" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "String Toys for iPad Releases to the App Store" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Record your Family Stories using Re-Collections for iPad" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Ticker 1.0 for iOS now available - Sample-accurate metronome + beatmatch" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Metal Racer introduced for iOS - Next Generation Racing Game" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Instanty 3.01 for iOS extracts high quality pictures from Ultra HD video" prMac 8:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10's Xbox App: More about extending a console than embracing PC gaming/Microsoft says Windows 10 embraces PC gaming, but the Xbox app is all about bringing the console to your computer--with one exception." PC Advisor 9:58 AM
  • "Start menu transparency revealed in latest Windows 10 build leak" Windows Central 9:57 AM
  • "Windows 10 Build 10031 leak shows smaller Start button plus transparency" BetaNews 9:17 AM
  • "JavaScript unites Microsoft and Google" InfoWorld 9:20 AM
  • "Microsoft and Google working together on Angular 2 JavaScript framework" BetaNews 9:16 AM
  • "Microsoft wants to make Windows 7 seem really old" The Verge 8:04 AM
  • "Oracle's now dumping Java crapware bundles on your Mac, too" Engadget 9:32 AM
  • "Oracle: How about some adware to go with that new Java for Mac?" BetaNews 9:13 AM
  • "Financial companies seek cloud strategy for secure relationship" BetaNews 9:16 AM
  • "18 clouds in 5 buckets: The 5 different kinds of marketing clouds" VentureBeat 8:29 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Here's why Apple joining the Dow is a 'historic moment' for the company" Business Insider 9:59 AM
  • "Apple Joins The Dow Jones Industrial Average March 18, Replacing AT&T" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Added to the DJIA: What You Need to Know Now" 24/7 Wall St. 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Stock Advancing Today After Upbeat Analyst Note on Strong iPhone Demand" TheStreet 8:01 AM
  • "Opinion: How Apple stock can easily hit $1 trillion valuation by 2017" MarketWatch 8:00 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks: 4 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 7:48 AM
  • "Stocks Pare Losses but Remain Lower on Weak February Wages" TheStreet 9:39 AM
  • "News of robust hiring in US month sends bonds lower, dollar higher; Apple gains, will join Dow: News of a burst of hiring last month sent bond prices lower and the dollar higher in early trading in the U.S., while the stock market opened lower." Associated Press 9:37 AM
  • "Dollar, Bond Yields Soar, Stocks Slip on Jobs Report: The dollar soared and Treasury yields jumped while U.S. stocks opened lower Friday after robust jobs growth solidified expectations of a U.S. rate increase as soon as June." [Paid Membership Required] 9:36 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks climb to fresh 15-year high as yen softens/Japan stocks extended gains Friday to a fresh 15-year high, as the yen weakened versus the greenback ahead of the closely watched U.S. jobs report for February." MarketWatch 7:43 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks build on multiyear highs ahead of QE launch/European stocks rose Friday, extending their reach into multiyear highs ahead of the start of a massive asset-purchase program aimed at bolstering inflation levels and growth in the eurozone." MarketWatch 9:35 AM

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