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  • "Why Apple and Google Are the Biggest Story in the Auto Industry Right Now"  TheStreet 10:13 AM
  • "Apple Rises, Samsung Falls, Huawei Topples Microsoft in Q2 Mobile Share, Says Strategy Analytics" Barron's 7:54 AM
  • "Huawei Moves Ahead Of Microsoft In Mobile Phone Market" ["In its Global Mobile Phone Vendor Shipments and Market Share in Q2 2015 study, Strategy Analytics reported Samsung continues to lead all competition with a share of 20.9% which translates into 89 million units. Apple has continued to gain ground and had a share of 10.9% which is 47.5 units"] 24/7 Wall St. 7:30 AM
  • "Apple's the no. 1 IoT company, despite not making any devices" Cult of Mac 9:10 AM
  • "Apple wins an Internet of Things beauty contest" Fortune 10:13 AM
  • "OS X Yosemite vs Windows 10: The Mac and PC operating systems go head to head Updated" Macworld UK 7:59 AM
  • "iTunes 12.2 review: Apple's latest version of iTunes on the Mac brings Apple Music" Macworld UK 7:59 AM
  • "OneNote 2016 for Mac review: Intuitive and versatile, but still not up to par with Windows version" Macworld 7:53 AM
  • "How to install Windows 10 on your Mac" BetaNews 8:36 AM
  • "Automate the assignment of roles on multichannel clips in Final Cut Pro X with Role-O-Matic" 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Music Matches Files with Metadata Only, not Acoustic Fingerprinting" Kirkville 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Music Radio Normalizes Music Volume with Sound Check" Kirkville 8:00 AM
  • "Can't remember passwords? Here are two ways to reveal them." MacIssues 9:52 AM
  • "BatchPhoto for Mac OS X great for automating repeated actions" Apple Daily Report 7:34 AM
  • "A Mac App Named Clicky Helped To Improve My Work" PixoBebo 7:34 AM
  • "5 Fun Mac Safari Extensions" Mac 360 7:34 AM
  • "Can You Run Windows 10 On A Mac?" Mac 360 7:33 AM
Press Releases
  • "RSS client Reeder 3 releases public beta for OS X Yosemite" 9to5Mac 9:12 AM
  • "Reeder 3 for Mac public beta now available with a new look and new service support" iMore 9:11 AM
  • "copyThing 5 synchronizes media and playlists from iPhone to iTunes" prMac 7:40 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Beats 1 and the future of radio: Why one station ditched broadcast and went online/We spoke to TeamRock, the British station leaving broadcast radio behind in search of a new global audience." CNET 7:43 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung lose ground in shrinking tablet market" Relaxnews 7:45 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung lose ground to Lenovo and Huawei in struggling tablet market" The Inquirer 8:28 AM
  • "Xiaomi is losing ground to local rival Huawei in its bid to beat Apple and Samsung" Business Insider 7:51 AM
  • "Tim Cook thanks 'thousands of Hong Kong customers' who attended Canton Road store opening" 9to5Mac 9:54 AM
  • "Apple visitor's center will offer views of Steve Jobs' Spaceship" Fortune 7:55 AM
  • "Apple will let visitors drop in for coffee at its 'spaceship' campus" Cult of Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Pay: More UK banks jump onboard" ZDNet 9:57 AM
  • "The Steve Jobs you never saw: Amazing photos of dot-com revolution/Doug Menuez had unprecedented access to tech visionaries, entrepreneurs" San Francisco Chronicle 7:43 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "New Onstar hack can unlock cars and start engines" The Verge 9:53 AM
  • "A hacker figured out a way to almost completely control GM cars with OnStar" Tech Insider 9:52 AM
  • "59 percent of consumers reuse passwords" BetaNews 9:19 AM
  • "Ex-'Top Gear' trio to host new car show for Amazon Prime" Associated Press 9:19 AM
  • "Amazon signs Top Gear's Clarkson, Hammond, and May for new show" The Verge 7:57 AM
  • "Sprint Responds to T-Mobile, Sweetens Family Plan" FairerPlatform 7:34 AM
  • "New iPhone 6s Parts Leak Hints At Protruding Camera Lens, Again" Redmond Pie 10:13 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple invents stylus capable of simulating onscreen textures through haptic feedback" AppleInsider 7:51 AM
  • "A Second Apple Stylus Invention Surfaces Regarding Haptics that could Simulate Texture" Patently Apple 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Invents an Incredible Stylus with Texture Sensing Capabilities, 3D Image Generation & More" Patently Apple 8:02 AM
  • "Apple files for two patents potentially regarding iPad Pro styluses" Apple Daily Report 7:52 AM
  • "Apple still determined to bring sapphire displays to iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:04 AM
  • "Apple tweaks their Radical Transparent Glass Wraparound iPhone Invention" Patently Apple 9:10 AM
  • "Future iPhones, iPads may have limited access features for multiple users" Apple Daily Report 8:13 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 8:02 AM
  • "Angry Birds 2 For iPhone/iPad Has Just Been Released And Is Free" App Sliced 8:02 AM
  • "Filterloop Pro -Camera And Photo Editor For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" App Sliced 8:02 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM

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  • "Logitech Logi Blok Protective Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2" PC Magazine 7:53 AM
  • "Review: Nomad's battery-powered Pod keeps your Apple Watch ticking all weekend long" 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Review: Zipbuds Slide, average-sounding but super-convenient tangle free earbuds" 9to5Mac 9:09 AM
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  • "Molecules by Theodore Gray (for iPad)" PC Magazine 7:53 AM
  • "Simple Counter is a great tally app for iPhone and iPad" Apple World Today 8:02 AM
  • "Review: Moto G 3rd-generation – an iPhone user's take" iDownload Blog 7:58 AM
  • "Don't Starve: Pocket Edition is so engaging you might forget to eat in real life" iDownload Blog 7:58 AM
  • "How to turn off auto playing videos on Facebook" iMore 8:05 AM
  • "Apple News is doomed" CIO 10:35 AM
  • "Why does every Android phone company think it can be Apple?" BGR 9:58 AM
  • "Flawsome software: Making educated platform choices" Macworld 9:53 AM
  • "Here's What Spotify Wants to Know About What I Think About Apple Music" Re/code 8:37 AM
  • "Understanding Apple Music" iMore 7:57 AM
  • "Making accessibility part of your developer DNA" iMore 7:57 AM
  • "First Click: Apple Lightning cables are more like lemons"  The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "Apple hater finds 950 million reasons to quit Android for iPhone" Computerworld 7:34 AM
  • "Why Doesn't Apple Turn On The FM Radio That's Already In Your iPhone?" Mac 360 7:33 AM
  • "Facebook: Huge growth in Video sharing" Alex4D 9:11 AM
  • "How to make sure your Facebook is as secure as possible" Business Insider 8:14 AM
  • "Why you should ditch SMS and embrace over-the-top messaging apps" Greenbot 7:38 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "TeoreX launches a new online retouching service based on the cross-platform acclaimed retouching tool Inpaint. WebInpaint removes unnecessary objects from photos fast and with little effort. Strangers, debris and random objects blemishing the picture will be gone in just few seconds with WebInpaint." TeoreX 10:09 AM
  • "Baby-Making App Glow Gets Into Sex Ed With Ruby, An iOS App For Women's Sexual Health" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "Dashlane Unveils Exclusive Next-Generation Password Changer for Apple Watch and iPhone" PRNewswire 8:01 AM
  • "Oink Expands Mobile Peer-to-Peer Payments" Business Wire 8:01 AM
  • "Take your iPad Air 2 on extreme outings with the Unicorn Beetle PRO case" iDownload Blog 7:58 AM
  • "Manage your Wink-controlled home with your Apple Watch" iMore 7:57 AM
  • "Angry Birds 2 is out now for iOS and Android" The Next Web 7:54 AM
  • "Almost every 2016 Volkswagen model in almost every trim level will get CarPlay support, starting this week" 9to5Mac 7:53 AM
  • "Pinadate Makes it Twice as Fast for Groups to Choose Meeting Dates" prMac 7:40 AM
  • "New Strategy Horror Game, Survive, Now Available in the iOS App Store" prMac 7:40 AM
  • "Stacks 2.5 - The Most Elegant Way to Convert Currency" prMac 7:40 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10's default privacy settings and controls leave much to be desired" ExtremeTech 7:19 AM
  • "Windows 10 Is Getting Down to Business on Aug. 1" eWeek 7:13 AM
  • "Windows 10: NYC Debut, Hands-On Demo/InformationWeek marked the July 29 Windows 10 launch with a visit to New York City's Microsoft specialty store. Here, we take you through our firsthand experiences with Windows 10." InformationWeek 7:28 AM
  • "Windows 10 'free' Solitaire wants you to pay $10 (a year) to remove obnoxious video ads" Polygon 7:51 AM
  • "Why You'll Actually Want to Use Microsoft's New Web Browser" Time 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft joins with Jasper in Internet of Things alliance" Fortune 7:51 AM
  • "A look at a Microsoft Specialty Store on launch day: Insider shirt design, thoughts, and more" Neowin 7:17 AM
  • "Dell launches 7-inch voice calling tablet priced at Rs 7,999" IndiaTimes 7:43 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard declares $0.176 dividend" Seeking Alpha 8:19 AM
  • "Box Inc Hires Former Hewlett-Packard Exec Paul Chapman As CIO" Bidness Etc 7:43 AM
  • "HP introduces Windows 10 migration services for enterprise customers" V3 7:43 AM
  • "HP acquires enterprise-ready PaaS technology Stackato" FirstPost 7:43 AM
  • "AMD, Intel, Nvidia release Windows 10 graphics driver updates" bit-tech 7:44 AM
  • "Intel Announces Chip That Is 1,000 Times Faster Than Flash Storage" Tech Times 7:50 AM
  • "Oracle preps 'Sonoma' chip for low-priced Sparc servers: Oracle will disclose the new chip at an engineering conference this month" IDG News Service 7:13 AM
  • "Cisco Mid-Year Security Report: Bad Guys Getting Badder" eWeek 7:13 AM
  • "IBM aims new IoT community site at developers" Computerworld 7:49 AM
  • "Armed with Watson smarts, Pepper aspires to be a robot salesman: Despite its powerful AI boost, SoftBank's humanoid robot is still limited by basic challenges" IDG News Service 7:29 AM
  • "CVS, IBM partner for technology-based health care" USA Today 7:49 AM
  • "IBM, CVS Tap Watson to Improve Chronic Disease Treatment" eWeek 7:42 AM
  • "CVS Health, IBM plot Watson deployment" ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "How PC slump affects memory chipmakers" EE Times Asia 6:56 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stocks Slide as GDP Rise Keeps Higher Rates on Track" TheStreet 9:31 AM
  • "Wall Street Slides After 2Q GDP Data" FOXBusiness 9:32 AM
  • "Stocks drop as GDP comes in less than most expected" USA Today 9:33 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Investors Eye Earnings, GDP Data: U.S. economy expands 2.3% in second quarter" [Paid Membership Required] 9:31 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese stocks end lower after wild swings/Chinese shares finished lower Thursday, swinging wildly in the last hour of trading, and extending a pattern of intraday volatility that started with mid-June's selloff." MarketWatch 7:32 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks rise as earnings continue to roll in/Stocks across Europe rose Thursday, as investors continued to sift through a raft of corporate earnings reports." MarketWatch 7:32 AM

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