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  • "Apple, Samsung Face $3.9 Billion Wall to China Sales: Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. face a $3.9 billion challenge as they prepare to sell new marquee phones in the world's biggest wireless market."  Bloomberg 8:50 AM
  • "Judge Denies Apple Request to Bar Samsung Phones, Tablets: Tech Giant Has Struggled to Win Injunctions Against the Korean Firm" [Paid Membership Required] 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Fails Again in Bid for Samsung Smartphone Sales Ban" Bloomberg 8:24 AM
  • "Judge rejects Apple bid for injunction against Samsung" Reuters 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Fails To Secure Sales Ban On Samsung Smartphones In Us" Digital Trends 8:24 AM
  • "Apple loses bid to block sales of 9 Samsung phones" Associated Press 8:40 AM
  • "Apple's iWatch Is Supposedly Just 11 Days Away. It's Already Overhyped."  Forbes 8:26 AM
  • "Ahead Of The iWatch, Apple Has Given HealthKit A Workout" ReadWrite 8:54 AM
  • "OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 Buld 13F24 Released By Apple" Modmyi 8:32 AM
  • "Leafnote review: Focus on writing, not on how to use the app" Macworld 7:36 AM
  • "Rhapsody unRadio is no Pandora One killer but it's free (for some)" Macworld 7:35 AM
  • "Finding Content With A 'Saved Search" MacNews Blog 7:38 AM
  • "Tip: Javascript could help Mavericks and Outlook Web problem" MacWindows 8:32 AM
  • "Tip: Workaround for Mavericks-OS X Server ACL problems" MacWindows 8:32 AM
  • "How To Catalog Dinosaur Media On Your Mac (while you still can)" Mac 360 7:33 AM
  • "Use A Mac To Type On Your iPhone" Mac 360 7:30 AM
  • "The Puppetry GIF Maker Turns Videos Animated GIFs But Why Bother?" McSolo 7:30 AM
  • "Connect Remotely With A 'Cathode Tube' Look App, Mac Or iPhone" Mac 360 7:29 AM
Press Releases
  • "A new tutorial set on Colour Correction in Final Cut Pro X" 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft updates Office for Mac 2011 to version 14.4.4" MacNN 8:21 AM
  • "CS Odessa Introduces New Business Graphics and Diagramming Software Application - ConceptDraw PRO v10" Business Wire 7:39 AM
  • "CourseNotes 5.0 for Mac Introduces Audio Recording, iCloud Syncing" prMac 7:19 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple co-founder Woz calls wearables 'a hard sell,' wants bigger screen: Steve 'Woz' Wozniak thinks Apple is poised to take wearables to the next level. But unlike smartphones and tablets, wearables may prove a tougher sell to consumers: including him." CNET 8:42 AM
  • "SoCal Developer In Discussions For Apple Store" ifoAppleStore 8:22 AM
  • "The Apple customer-support site that's built just for you" Macworld 8:43 AM
  • "Costco phone kiosks will begin selling AppleCare+ tomorrow?" MacNN 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Apps to Get a Bit More Annoying with new iAd Formats" PadGadget 8:45 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Microsoft wants to lock down its app store, iOS-style" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "Samsung Gear S ushers a new era of smartwatches" Coolest Gadgets 8:44 AM
  • "Samsung Unveils Its New Gear S Smartwatch [Photos] iClarified 8:22 AM
  • "Our Sources Say the Next iPhone Will Include NFC Mobile Payments" Wired 9:23 AM
  • "More iPhone 6 component photos 'confirm' silver, gray and gold colors, depict larger internal speaker and new vibrator design" 9to5Mac 8:27 AM
  • "New iPhone 6 parts reveal larger speaker, embedded Apple logo and redesigned vibrator" iDownload Blog 8:22 AM
  • "iPhone 6: 'available in gold, silver and grey'/Pictures of what is believed to be iPhone 6 SIM card trays have been published online, suggesting the handset will come in three colours" Telegraph 8:46 AM
  • "Sapphire Screen 'Most Wanted' iPhone 6 New Feature – Survey" MacPrices 7:37 AM
  • "Apple wins patent for Steve Jobs-designed Fifth Ave glass cube" AppleInsider 7:35 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple invents an iPhone with Sidewall Displays, an Intelligent Scrolling Feature & Much More" Patently Apple 8:45 AM
  • "Apple Reveals Future iDevices like an iWatch with Wireless Charging Circuitry" Patently Apple 9:01 AM
  • "Apple exploring double-duty NFC, inductive charging coil for smartwatches, mobile phones" AppleInsider 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Invents an iPhone Dock with Lightning Connector that provides a newly Designed Breaking Strength Feature" Patently Apple 8:46 AM
  • "Apple wants to make it easier to stream iTunes content from Macs to entertainment systems" Apple Daily Report 7:42 AM
  • "Apple wants you to be able to create wireless 'virtual displays' with your Mac" Apple Daily Report 7:42 AM
  • "Why old iPhones become sluggish over time" Macworld 7:36 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Pathogen For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:18 AM
  • "Smash The Code For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:18 AM
  • "Beach Games For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:18 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM

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  • "Apple MacBook Pro 13in review (mid-2014)" IT PRO 8:57 AM
  • "Review: Otterbox Resurgence, Duracell PowerCase, Mophie Space Pack" Macworld 7:36 AM
  • "Incipio Lexington folio gives professional flare to your iPad Air" iDownload Blog 8:21 AM
  • "MultiSync EA244UHD review: 4K display's wide color gamut ideal for production" Macworld 7:37 AM
  • "The handy Innocell is two products in one: a case and a battery" Apple Daily Report 7:41 AM
  • "Review: Lumsing 70W 3-Socket Cigarette Lighter Adapter" Run Around Tech 8:46 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Time Zones Is a Clean and Effective Time Zone Converter" MacStories 8:32 AM
  • "In-depth analysis of soccer teams available with FuteNotes" TUAW 8:47 AM
  • "Pentumble is a multi-directional platformer with a sticky challenge" iDownload Blog 8:21 AM
  • "Bioshock Review: Do you love Bioshock? Have you always wanted to be able to play it on the go? Well then your prayers have been answered. More or less." 148Apps 8:44 AM
  • "Deep Under the Sky Review: Deep Under Sky is beautiful in every way, but its gameplay is too restrictive and repetitive." 148Apps 9:24 AM
  • "How to clean up your News Feed with Facebook for iPhone and iPad" iMore 9:50 AM
  • "Google Maps tracks every single step you take – here's how to stop it" BGR 9:23 AM
  • "PadGadget's iPad Tips: How to Block and Report Spam in Messages on the iPad and iPhone" PadGadget 9:53 AM
  • "Four tips to soup up Safari on iOS" Macworld 7:37 AM
  • "Will the Smartphone Kill Switch Mean Fewer Stolen iPhones?" Apple Gazette 9:50 AM
  • "Top five iOS 8 developer concerns/Summary: iOS 8 will brings 4,000 new APIs to Apple's mobile platform, and this means developers are going to have to work hard to both implement new features and deal with bugs rapidly." ZDNet 9:00 AM
  • "The Rumored September 9 Apple Media Event: A One More Thing?" The Tech Night Owl 8:47 AM
  • "Why Used iPhones Are Flooding the Market" Fortune 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Inc.'s iPad Pro Launch Could Be Closer Than You Think" The Motley Fool 8:39 AM
  • "How Apple's Smartwatch Announcement Triggers Chaos At Samsung And LG" Business Insider 8:49 AM
  • "Here comes the Apple vs. Samsung smartwatch showdown"  Computerworld 8:39 AM
  • "Tim Cook in Applerexia fears: New Macbook thinner than ever" The Register 9:24 AM
  • "Are weak iPad sales just a 'speed bump' as Tim Cook says?" BetaNews 8:25 AM
  • "Apple's Problem With Being Apple" Mac 360 7:29 AM
  • "Behold! Apple's Giant iPad Cometh" Mac 360 7:29 AM
  • "Apparel is next" asymco 8:25 AM
  • "How Computer Security Is Like Birth Control (it doesn't always work as planned)" PixoBebo 7:29 AM
  • "New iPhone 6 Features Revealed!" The Poke 8:26 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Microsoft integrates OneDrive for Business into main OneDrive for Android app, iOS app gets native search" The Next Web 9:25 AM
  • "Treasure Tombs: Ra Deal Coming from Bulkypix and Dark Tonic" Bulkypix 9:19 AM
  • "Autodesk launches two new products – Pixlr and Pixlr Pro for photo editing" Architosh 8:59 AM
  • "Quora releases an iPad app and a redesigned text editor" The Next Web 8:54 AM
  • "Zen Pinball for iPhone and iPad updated for new Walking Dead table" iMore 8:53 AM
  • "SOBERLINK Enhances Product Line with Apple Compatible Breathalyzer" PRNewswire 8:51 AM
  • "How an iPhone app could diagnose jaundice in babies" Cult of Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Q&A Startup Quora Unifies Its Design Across Devices And Launches An iPad App" TechCrunch 8:44 AM
  • "BioShock releases on iOS: 2K Games' critically acclaimed 2007 first-person shooter has launched for iPhone and iPad." CNET 8:26 AM
  • "Kickstarter Find: Koala Case minimalist aluminum bumper" TechnologyTell 8:25 AM
  • "Ubisoft releases Little Raiders: Robin's Revenge for iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:22 AM
  • "Some good news for Mac laptops, some bad news for the iPad" Apple Daily Report 7:39 AM
  • "Anime Stickers App Brings Conversations To Life With Stickers" prMac 9:25 AM
  • "GoblinAttack! - One-handed play, FPS Universal iOS 7 game for all ages" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "First Arabic English Bilingual Dictionary with Scan Feature" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "Boomerang - The Only iPad Stand that Mounts your iPad anywhere" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "Draw to Destroy Dots in Clever New Game - A Blok Fluo Game Free iOS 1.0" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "Create beautiful art cards with Art Cards - Monet for iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "Function Space Brings Collaborative Scientific Learning to iOS" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "OmNom Apps Connects Islands in Hashi Link" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "Terrella: An unapologetically challenging game for iOS" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "CourseNotes 5.0 for iOS Introduces Audio Recording, iCloud Syncing" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "Fishy Feathers on iOS is a Bird Game You Can Actually Beat" prMac 7:18 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Satya Nadella said to head to China in September, likely to discuss anti-trust probe" Neowin 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Nadella to Visit China Amid Antitrust Probe" Re/code 7:59 AM
  • "Exclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - source" Reuters 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft explains how it's getting rid of fake Windows Store apps" Engadget 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Purges 1,500 Fake Apps From the Windows Store" Gizmodo 7:30 AM
  • "Windows XP SP4 Could Easily Become Dangerous, Expert Says" Softpedia 8:14 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard may axe 800 people in Bangalore after it loses grip on Bank of America account" The Economic Times 8:05 AM
  • "HP is still having trouble making PC components that won't kill you" BGR 7:26 AM
  • "Intel's curved glass smartwatch will be for fashionistas: Smartwatches go premium with Intel's tech bracelet – set to launch just in time for New York Fashion Week" Stuff Magazine 8:10 AM
  • "Intel Releases Absurdly Small 3G Modem Chip" Softpedia 8:10 AM
  • "AMD talks a little bit more about Seattle/Hot Chips 26: The real deal in ARM A57-cores SoCs" SemiAccurate 7:59 AM
  • "IBM finally opens up its Watson supercomputer to researchers" VentureBeat 7:33 AM
  • "IBM Watson Speeds Drug Research: IBM Watson moves from supplying known answers to tough questions to making its own discoveries in life sciences and pharmaceutical research." InformationWeek 8:21 AM
  • "Alibaba Profit More Than Amazon, EBay Ahead of U.S. IPO" Bloomberg 8:19 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Apple Stock Is Down Today" TheStreet 8:49 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks: 4 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 8:31 AM
  • "Stock Market Today: Futures Sag on Reports Russia Enters Ukraine" TheStreet 8:31 AM
  • "Ukraine Tensions Spur U.S. Stock Futures Downward: Investors Weigh Upbeat GDP, Unemployment Data" [Paid Membership Required] 8:32 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks fall ahead of key economic data/Japan stocks retreated on Thursday, as investors remained cautious before a batch of key economic data due out on the next day." MarketWatch 8:31 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks slide on deflation, Ukraine fears/Europe's benchmark stock index broke a three-day winning streak on Thursday, as the first country-specific reports on August consumer prices fueled fears that the euro zone is heading toward deflation." MarketWatch 8:32 AM

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