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Wednesday Highlights: Apple's tie up with Cisco has real potential to "bear fruit" in the enterprise argues the Market Realist; he's back with an unflattering report, Michael Bromwich, that is, the court-assigned monitor making sure Apple complies with antitrust program; Apple is number one in a lot of things, but avoiding taxes?; Mark Lowenstein, writing for Tech.pinions, rhetorically asks if Apple could be doing more for families; Macworld has a few ideas of where to store your iCloud Photo library; Apple, Microsoft join forces against Google; Android has 51% of smarphone OS market; asked about the Steve Jobs movie, former Apple CEO John Sculley called it "extraordinary entertainment" but clarified that only one aspect of the story was told; speaking of the movie, Aaron Sorkin, Danny Boyle talk with Macworld; Macworld UK comparison review of iPhone 6s Plus and the 6 Plus; fancy leather Apple Watch bands reviewed by 9to5Mac, Macworld tests 8 brands, as well; Microsoft's new Surface Book calls out Apple's MacBook Pro says SlashGear.

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  • "Why Apple's Enterprise Market Push Could Bear Fruit" ["Apple's collaboration with Cisco will enhance the appeal of iPhones and iPads in enterprises, as the devices will be integrated with Cisco's network systems. In other words,¬†companies that run on Cisco's Internet networks will be able to transfer content securely and quickly to iPhone and iPad devices."]  Market Realist 9:30 AM
  • "Apple 'own worst enemy,' U.S. antitrust monitor says in report" ["'In this respect, Apple has been its own worst enemy,' he said. 'This lack of cooperation has cast an unnecessary shadow over meaningful progress in developing a comprehensive and effective antitrust compliance program.'"]  Reuters 7:42 AM
  • "Antitrust monitor again bemoans Apple's lack of cooperation in final report" AppleInsider 7:46 AM
  • "'Apple's now as big as ALL of America's GDP!' Oh do shut UP, you fools"  The Register 6:59 AM
  • "Apple is still No. 1 at avoiding US taxes"  Quartz 7:35 AM
  • "If Apple didn't hold $181B overseas, it would owe $59B in US taxes" Ars Technica 1:02 PM
  • "Could Apple be Doing More for Families?" Tech.pinions 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Third OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta to Developers and Public Beta Testers" MacRumors 12:09 PM
  • "Adobe's Project Comet tackles cross-device design head-on" The Next Web 7:30 AM
  • "How to substitute Amazon or others for iCloud Photo Library" Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "Screen replacement and creating alternate storylines in Final Cut Pro X" 7:54 AM
  • "Using Photos Extensions" MacMost 10:54 AM
  • "BeFunky Express: Purpose-Built Editor for Extensions in Photos" eXtensions 11:19 AM
  • "OS X El Capitan: Enable three-finger tap to preview Web pages in Safari" CIO 10:55 AM
  • "Hands On: Steward 1.0 (OS X)" MacNN 11:24 AM
  • "Hands On: HazeOver: Distraction Dimmer 1.5 (OS X)" MacNN 7:47 AM
  • "If You Must Block Ads On Websites Use This Utility First" BohemianBoomer 8:55 AM
  • "This Clean Up Utility Is For The Messy And Neat And Tidy Mac User" TeraTalks 8:55 AM
  • "C'mon, Apple, update iMovie for El Capitan (and ALL the iWork apps)" Apple World Today 7:39 AM
Press Releases
  • "iPulse 3 for Mac arrives ready for OS X El Capitan" iMore 1:46 PM
  • "Graebert intros new ARES Commander 2016 CAD system for Mac, Windows and Linux" Architosh 11:13 AM
  • "uBar 3.0 for Mac OS X – Custom Dock Replacement for the Mac" MacPrices 10:54 AM
  • "Here are the ad blocker extensions for OS X El Capitan" iMore 9:32 AM
  • "Update to Intensify -Bug Fix for Working in Photos" eXtensions 9:12 AM
  • "Marked 2.5 released for OS X" prMac 11:35 AM
  • "CS Odessa Releases a Paid Australia Map Solution for ConceptDraw PRO v10" prMac 7:07 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple And Microsoft Enlist Each Other To Fight Google" Forbes 7:46 AM
  • "Android Holds 51% Share of Smartphone Operating Systems" 24/7 Wall St. 7:22 AM
  • "Apple Wants Siri to Be More Like Google Now" TheStreet 7:35 AM
  • "Porsche Picks Apple CarPlay Over Android Auto: Google asks Germans for too much information about the inner workings of their premium sports car, so Porsche moves to Apple's CarPlay, according to a report." InformationWeek 12:18 PM
  • "FCC grants AT&T TTL waiver to enable Wi-Fi calling" MacNN 7:47 AM
  • "Sculley says Steve Jobs movie is 'extraordinary entertainment' but depicts only one aspect of the man" 9to5Mac 7:41 AM
  • "John Sculley says Steve Jobs movie is 'extraordinary'" Cult of Mac 7:48 AM
  • "Aaron Sorkin talked to a key person in Steve Jobs' life that even his biographer couldn't get to — and it changed the whole script of his movie" Business Insider 7:55 AM
  • "Swiss TV station ditches traditional cameras for iPhones" iMore 9:31 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Senator Nelson Tells Google To Do More To Control Content In YouTube Kids App" TechCrunch 2:19 PM
  • "Chinese Hackers Breached LoopPay, a Contributor to Samsung Pay" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:17 PM
  • "New Synaptics touchpad controller could bring Apple-like 3D Touch tech to Android" ZDNet 12:16 PM
  • "Google takes on Facebook and Apple with faster web-based news" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:16 AM
  • "Podcast 477: Hello iPhone, good-bye Watch/Glenn sold his Apple Watch, and Susie bought a new iPhone. Time to talk about what a weird process that's becoming." Macworld 1:59 PM
  • "Clockwise #107: None of Them Do Everything" Six Colors 1:59 PM
  • "'Steve Jobs' Director Danny Boyle Warns of 'Terrifying Power' of Tech Giants" The Hollywood Reporter 1:02 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-07: AT&T Wi-Fi Calling, Apple TV and Vidity" The Mac Observer 1:01 PM
  • "Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle on the controversy over 'Steve Jobs': The new film's writer and director also talk Tim Cook, Steve Wozniak, and why the world needs more movies about Apple." Macworld 7:51 AM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 128: Anything can happen Tuesday" iDownload Blog 7:51 AM
  • "Apple is reportedly dropping a new iMac with an even sharper screen next week" Business Insider 7:55 AM
  • "4K 21.5-Inch iMac Coming Next Week?" PC Magazine 12:17 PM
  • "TSMC's A9 Chip Outperforming Samsung's in Early iPhone 6s Battery Benchmarks" MacRumors 2:17 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 11:13 AM
  • "Joe Dever's Lone Wolf For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" App Sliced 11:13 AM
  • "Tales from the Borderlands For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99)" App Sliced 11:13 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:12 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:12 AM

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  • "iPhone 6s Plus vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison review: Which is the best big-screen iPhone to buy?" Macworld UK 11:23 AM
  • "Nexus 6P vs. iPhone 6S Plus | Spec Comparison" Digital Trends 1:46 PM
  • "Review: X-Doria Lux, Nomad Strap bring genuine leather Apple Watch bands down to reasonable levels" 9to5Mac 9:17 AM
  • "Tested: 8 third-party leather bands for the Apple Watch/Before you drop $150 on Apple's luxurious leather loop, check out these third-party options in exotic leathers and colors." Macworld 7:52 AM
  • "Hands On: Moshi Versacover and Versakeyboard for iPad Air and Air 2" MacNN 11:23 AM
  • "Living With: AmazonBasics Lightning Cable" MacNN 9:16 AM
  • "Vector Watch review: The smartwatch that puts battery life front and centre" ZDNet 8:02 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Mobile security: iOS vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. Windows Phone/Android Marshmallow and iOS 9 add new tricks to the MDM arsenal, especially for app management" InfoWorld 7:08 AM
  • "QuickPark: A remedy for parking tickets, available in convenient wrist size" Apple World Today 11:34 AM
  • "Hands On: Trak TV Show 1.3 (iOS)" MacNN 1:05 PM
  • "'Mos Speedrun 2' Review - But Wait, There's More" Touch Arcade 9:16 AM
  • "Allcal - iOS App Review" Tapscape 11:23 AM
  • "How to Use the Drawing Tools in Notes for iOS 9" OS X Daily 12:24 PM
  • "How To Nest Folders Inside Folders In iOS 9" AddictiveTips 11:23 AM
  • "How to select multiple images in the Photos app in one quick swipe" iDownload Blog 7:51 AM
  • "Pro Tip: How to disable calls on other Apple devices" Cult of Mac 1:46 PM
  • "If Your Wi-Fi Is Terrible, Check Your Router" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:17 PM
  • "Steve Jobs: 'Marketing is about Values'" The Loop 1:46 PM
  • "Mossberg: The real trouble with web ads/The system is broken and needs real reform" The Verge 1:02 PM
  • "Apple: yes, we now remove App Store apps pulled from sale from your Purchased history, too" iDownload Blog 1:12 PM
  • "Apple Confirms Purchase History Removal Is Intentional, in What Might Be the Worst Conclusion Possible to Recent Drama" Touch Arcade 12:11 PM
  • "The Ascent Of Ad Blockers Clears The Way For More Engaging Adtech" TechCrunch 11:21 AM
  • "Here's Why Apple's iOS Music App Should Not Load Artist Photos" Kirkville 9:34 AM
  • "Why your iPhone suddenly feels slow" Cult of Mac 7:48 AM
  • "I used an Android watch with my iPhone — and I hate it" Business Insider 7:13 AM
  • "Meet Microsoft's New 'One More Thing' Mac, iPad, And iPhone Killers" Mac 360 8:54 AM
  • "Surface Book vs MacBook Pro: Microsoft calls out Apple" SlashGear 7:21 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Book is what the iPad Pro should have been" The Inquirer 7:06 AM
  • "5 ways an Apple Ring could enhance your life" Tom's Guide 7:21 AM
  • "7 useful ways you might use an Apple iRing" Computerworld 6:53 AM
  • "Microsoft's New Lumia Phones Feel Like Failure: Microsoft's Lumia 950 and 950 XL are fine handsets, but will ultimately be a niche product for Windows-centric enterprise users." InformationWeek 12:17 PM
  • "Hands-On With Microsoft's New MacBook Killer" Time 7:54 AM
  • "Will the surface replace laptops or fizzle out as another fad?" Memeburn 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book: The phrase stopping me from getting one" ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "Is anyone creating anything original on mobile these days?" The Next Web 7:30 AM
  • "Alexa, why did Amazon stop selling Apple TV?" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 6:53 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Chromecast iOS app leaves features out, Microsoft wrap-up" Digital Trends 1:46 PM
  • "CNN gains an Apple Watch complication with time travel" AppAdvice 12:24 PM
  • "Apple Pay support coming to Barclays in early 2016" iMore 11:22 AM
  • "Berlin CAD Event: Graebert announces first 'full-featured' DWG-based CAD software for Apple iPad and iPhone" Architosh 11:13 AM
  • "Fantastical 2.5 adds Split View & Slide Over, 3D Touch, watchOS 2 app + complication, more" 9to5Mac 9:18 AM
  • "Beats by Dr. Dre Launches New Beats Pill+¬†Bluetooth Wireless Speaker" Business Wire 9:18 AM
  • "Apple Announces Beats Pill+ Speaker Available in November for $229" MacRumors 9:18 AM
  • "Apple's Beats Announces The $229 Pill+, Will Hit Shelves Next Month" TechCrunch 9:18 AM
  • "You can get an iPhone 6s with Putin's gold head on it because reasons" The Next Web 7:29 AM
  • "Infrastructure Upgrade - The Number 1 Global Platform for Infrastructure" prMac 9:18 AM
  • "Israeli Online (Live Media) Radio 1.0 Customized For IOS App" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Geometry Bounce - A new frustratingly addictive yet relaxing Puzzle Game" prMac 7:07 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Surface Book Will Redefine How PCs Are Made" Wired 6:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Unleashes the (Surprisingly Good) Hype/Microsoft's Windows devices event proved that the company is in a new era: confident, upbeat, and even fun." PC Magazine 9:17 AM
  • "Why Microsoft's audacious vision for the future of computing is finally ready for prime time: Years later, both PC hardware and Windows itself are finally ready to rock." PCWorld 7:02 AM
  • "Microsoft changes financial reporting to match a mobile-first, cloud-first world: Microsoft has made significant changes to the way it will report financial results in the future. The changes will have a major impact on how stakeholders view the company." TechRepublic 7:23 AM
  • "Windows 10 -- Here's Everything Microsoft Unveiled at Its Enormous Event" TheStreet 7:13 AM
  • "EU Safe Harbor ruling could have bearing on Microsoft email dispute: The court held invalid the Safe Harbor agreement, governing personal data transfers between Europe and the US" IDG News Service 7:04 AM
  • "HP rolls out new PC lineup in pre-split coming out party" ZDNet 12:25 PM
  • "HP breathes new life into the colorful laptop that kicked off the 'cheap PC' movement" PCWorld 7:25 AM
  • "The HP Spectre x2 is like the Surface Pro, but cheaper and lower-specced" Engadget 7:31 AM
  • "HP's new PCs include an updated convertible, a thin-and-light and some all-one-ones" Engadget 7:31 AM
  • "HP's newest gaming notebook is for more casual users" Engadget 7:31 AM
  • "HP's new all-in-one PC is curved and ultra wide" The Verge 7:31 AM
  • "HP awakens a new Star Wars Special Edition laptop" CNET 1:58 PM
  • "IBM Creates a 2,000 Employee Strong Cognitive Business Unit" Zacks 11:15 AM
  • "IBM CEO Says Don't Fear The Robots Coming To Take All Our Jobs" Forbes 11:15 AM
  • "Dell Wants To Build The Network Hypervisor" Forbes 6:55 AM
  • "Intel's Skylake Processors Arrived, But With Some Questions" Seeking Alpha 2:03 PM
  • "Could Samsung be the new Intel?" Fudzilla 2:06 PM
  • "AMD will partner Oculus and Dell to power Oculus ready PCs with Radeon graphics" The Indian Express 2:10 PM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Finally Jumps On The VR Train" Bidness Etc 2:10 PM
  • "Oracle Corporation Struggles To Cope With 21st Century Developments" Tech News Today 2:04 PM
  • "Oracle, SAP and Microsoft fight it out as enterprise applications market smashes $210 billion mark" New Zealand Reseller News 2:04 PM
  • "Cisco disrupts $30 million browser plug-in hacking operation" ZDNet 11:15 AM
  • "Cisco disrupts $60M ransomware business: Finds Angler servers at a Dallas hosting provider during research" Network World 2:18 PM
  • "Cisco CEO: We talk about the Internet of Everything" FOXBusiness 12:13 PM
  • "Cisco CEO is Optimistic About Tax Reform" FOXBusiness 9:30 AM
  • "Canonical Plays With Internet of Toys Idea" TechNewsWorld 1:59 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Apple Stock Is Down Today" TheStreet 11:20 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 6s Sales in China Below Expectations, Says Boutique Researcher J.L. Warren" Barron's 11:20 AM
  • "Wolves In Sheep's Clothing? Citi And Pacific Crest On Apple" Forbes 7:00 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks pivot higher on back of health-care bounce: Freeport McMoRan rallies for seventh consecutive session" MarketWatch 1:56 PM
  • "Stocks Extend Gains; Crude Closes Below $48" TheStreet 1:56 PM
  • "Stocks higher but cut strong early gains" USA Today 12:12 PM
  • "Wall Street Flat Lines as Crude Stocks Show Bigger Build Than Expected" FOXBusiness 12:12 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise Amid Health-Care Rebound: Shares of health-care companies in the S&P 500 increase 1.3%" [Paid Membership Required] 1:55 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks end higher after oil gains spark rally for energy shares" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks set for longest winning run since August/Morgan Stanley turns bullish on miners" MarketWatch 8:57 AM

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