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  • "How the new iPhone could save Apple"  Fortune 8:37 AM
  • "Apple's Ad Blockers Rile Publishers" ["'Apple is going to create a massive consumer appetite for blocking ads,' said Sean Blanchfield, chief executive of PageFair, a company that helps publishers combat ad blocking. Apple's is a more lucrative audience. Users on iOS spend more money on their devices than those on Google's Android operating system, making them more desirable to advertisers."]  Wall Street Journal 8:22 AM
  • "Life After Content Blocking: Ad blocking started as an initiative by independent developers who wanted to improve our browsing experience. Now that at least one company, Apple, has made Content Blocking 'official', ad-supported publishing business models are in trouble." Monday Note 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Wages War On Mobile Advertising" Benzinga 8:37 AM
  • "3 signs Apple has entered Twilight Zone of virtual reality: Does Apple, with its links to Hollywood, see opportunities that nerdier companies might have missed?"  Fortune 8:23 AM
  • "Benedict Evans on How Both Apple and Google Are Winning the Smartphone Wars (Video)" Re/code 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Is Bucking This One Smartphone Trend: Sales of smartphones declined in the second quarter of this year, but Apple's iPhones are moving in the opposite direction."  The Motley Fool 8:33 AM
  • "Centrify survey finds unmanaged Apple devices a corporate liability: A new survey has found that user-owned Apple devices are massive security threat to businesses." ARN 9:58 AM
  • "Video producer hooks up six 4K monitors to Mac Pro at 60Hz using only built-in graphics cards [Video] 9to5Mac 8:15 AM
  • "Removing Adware From Your Mac" MacMost 9:28 AM
  • "StickyBrain review: Slick notes manager turns its back on mobile sync" Macworld 8:14 AM
  • "KeyFlow Pro, a personal Media Asset management with limited workgroup capabilities" IT.Enquirer 8:03 AM
  • "How to Watch Music Videos on Apple Music" Kirkville 8:16 AM
  • "Mac Game Review: Shadowrun Hong Kong 3.0.4" MacNN 8:20 AM
Press Releases
  • "More OS X Server resources than you can shake a grep at" Six Colors 9:44 AM
  • "Shimo 4 VPN Client for Mac - for Everyone" prMac 9:12 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is Making Acquisitions and Poaching Employees to Enter This Exciting New Reality - Gene Munster"  StreetInsider 9:43 AM
  • "Apple poaches lead Microsoft HoloLens audio engineer, seen as boost for augmented reality research"  AppleInsider 8:58 AM
  • "Apple hire of Microsoft HoloLens engineer fuels speculation as it plans AR features for iOS 9" 9to5Mac 9:43 AM
  • "Apple's latest hire could point to an upcoming augmented reality product" AppAdvice 9:57 AM
  • "The Weeknd Stars in Two-Part Apple Music Ad During MTV VMAs" MacRumors 8:14 AM
  • "Apple launched two new ads for Apple Music last night featuring The Weeknd and ... John Travolta" Business Insider 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Music ad play continues with MTV VMA promo featuring The Weeknd + John Travolta" 9to5Mac 9:43 AM
  • "'KeyRaider' iOS malware targets jailbroken devices: More than 225,000 Apple accounts have been compromised." IDG News Service 8:02 AM
  • "Sony pitches analogue watch with limited iPhone integration on its crowdfunding site¬†[Poll] 9to5Mac 8:15 AM
  • "Tidal blames Apple for dropping Drake performance from live stream" MacNN 9:24 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Are your apps acting creepy? New approach to phone security could tip you off" CNET 8:13 AM
  • "Are we addicted to technology? Just five minutes after meeting sleep and energy expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan in her central London clinic, she delivers some bad news." BBC 8:12 AM
  • "This week we have a little fun at Samsung's expense. We also have an iOS Music tip, follow up on our audiobook conversation and ask Siri to 'Give us a hint'." The MT Show 8:03 AM
  • "Apple could double the cost of the next Apple TV" Fortune 8:37 AM
  • "Report: New Apple TV said to cost between $149 and $199" Ars Technica 9:59 AM
  • "'iPad Pro' parts shipments starting in Sept. with new display tech & suppliers - report" AppleInsider 9:50 AM
  • "Anxious iPhone 6s accessory maker is ready to sell new cases for the Rose Gold iPhone" BGR 8:12 AM
  • "Apple reportedly wants Siliconware to become a SiP supplier for the Apple Watch" Apple World Today 8:58 AM
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  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM

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  • "Hands On: Sixth-gen iPod touch with Apple A8 SoC" MacNN 8:20 AM
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  • "Hyper review: a video magazine for people with busy lives" iDownload Blog 8:19 AM
  • "How-To: Get yourself an affordable multi-room AirPlay setup" 9to5Mac 9:16 AM
  • "Apple Watch: Create your own default replies for Messages" Computerworld 8:02 AM
  • "A quick iPhone camera science experiment" The Loop 10:03 AM
  • "Pointers: Fix and Use iCloud Tabs (OS X, iOS)" MacNN 8:20 AM
  • "Everything Siri can do for you in Apple Music" Macworld 8:13 AM
  • "How Pebble's new smartwatches outrun Apple" Moneywatch 8:34 AM
  • "Tidal Makes Up Stories Blaming Apple for Something it Didn't Do" Kirkville 8:18 AM
  • "The Rise of First-Party Pre-Installed Apps" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 8:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Nomad's new Roadtrip combines iPhone car charger with 3000mAh battery, USB + USB-C ports" 9to5Mac 8:20 AM
  • "Voxel Zombies Invade iPhones Worldwide in VOXPLODE! - Available Now" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Online Cambodian TV Customized For iOS" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Snake Attack! Native American Hunter - Rev 2.00 Apple iOS Universal Game" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of August 31: Joe Kissell, Maia Olson of Smile, and Allison Sheridan" The MUG Center 8:02 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Looking back at Microsoft's vision of the future" ZDNet 9:36 AM
  • "10 ways Microsoft can improve Windows 10" TechRadar UK 9:25 AM
  • "How Can 75 Million Windows 10 Download Boost Microsoft's Revenues?" Forbes 9:19 AM
  • "Windows 10 now operating on 75m devices | Games industry news | MCV" MCV 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft may offer some Windows 10 patch notes to enterprises" Tech Central 9:23 AM
  • "Windows 10's controversial data collection coming to Windows 7 and 8 users" Express 9:16 AM
  • "Not just 10: Microsoft caught spying on Windows 7 and 8 users too" Digital Journal 9:15 AM
  • "Is Windows 10 already an enterprise success? 1.5 mn installations in a month say so" First Post 9:14 AM
  • "Windows 10 Home patch lets you turn off automatic app updates" Tech Central 9:14 AM
  • "Windows 10 Users Asking for Transparent Live Tiles in the Start Menu" Softpedia 9:14 AM
  • "Are the New Windows 10 Context Menus Really That Ugly?" Softpedia 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases New Subtle Update for Windows 10 Photos App" Softpedia 9:13 AM
  • "Windows 10 Feature Request: Blurred Wallpaper on Login Screen" Softpedia 9:13 AM
  • "Windows 8 vs Windows 10 for business: 7 reasons why your business should upgrade to Windows 10" Computer World UK 9:09 AM
  • "Windows patch MS15-084 / KB 3076895 breaks Symantec programs, IBM Tivoli -- even Microsoft's Forefront" InfoWorld 9:00 AM
  • "Schlumberger, IBM introduce service to optimize integrated upstream production operations" World Oil 9:01 AM
  • "IBM showcases its latest innovations" The Hindu 9:01 AM
  • "Parsing The Biggest Tech Break Up Of All Time With HP CEO Meg Whitman" Forbes 8:58 AM
  • "HP At VMworld: New VMware NSX SDN OEM, Nvidia Virtual Graphics Relationship" CRN 8:58 AM
  • "HP to give VMware's software defined networking efforts a boost" ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "HP Pavilion x2 10-n054sa (2015) review: Both a handy tablet and an effective laptop, the Pavilion x2 is a great all-rounder" expert reviews 8:56 AM
  • "NVIDIA GRID 2.0 Comes To Dell Blade Platform With Amulet Hotkey's Dell M630 Blade Based DXM-M6 vGPU Blade" real wire 8:53 AM
  • "Dell pitches identity & access management as answer to business complexity" ITBusiness Canada 8:53 AM
  • "IP65 Embedded Computer is designed for harsh working environments." ThomasNet News 8:52 AM
  • "Intel upgraded on belief that the worst of the PC downturn is over" MarketWatch 8:52 AM
  • "Intel invests in Android drone maker Yuneec" Telecompaper 8:51 AM
  • "Short Interest in Advanced Micro Devices Decreases By 13.0% (AMD)" Ticker Report 8:47 AM
  • "How She Leads: Kathleen Shaver, Cisco" Green Biz 8:44 AM
  • "Optus pairs with Cisco for data virtualisation" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "VMware Uses Nicira to Lure Business From Cisco" Bloomberg 8:44 AM
  • "Cloud A Commodity? Let's Not Draw Wrong Conclusions Again" Forbes 8:46 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple, Boeing, Cisco And Verizon Suffering From The 'Death Cross'" Forbes 8:33 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock Futures Slide After September Rate Hike Isn't Ruled Out: Stock futures pulled back on Monday after comments from the Federal Reserve's annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo., didn't rule out a September interest rate hike even after the past week of extreme market volatility." TheStreet 9:30 AM
  • "Stock Futures Down, Off Lows; Medicines Co., Alnylam Spike: Stock futures pointed to a weak start Monday as the market headed for the last trading day of August and the final week of the summer." Investor's Business Daily 9:30 AM
  • "Renewed September Rate-Hike Talk Spooks the Street: U.S. equity markets looked to wrap up a volatile month on a down note as worries over China and no clarity on when the Fed is likely to raise rates weighing on sentiment." FOXBusiness 9:29 AM
  • "Markets Head Lower at End of Turbulent Month: Global stock markets headed lower at the end of a turbulent month that was dominated by concerns over China and the timing of a U.S. interest rate rise." [Paid Membership Required] 9:28 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese stocks end brutal August with another daily loss/Asian stock markets closed their worst monthly performance in more than three years in August, as shares struggled to recover from a global selloff sparked by worries about China." MarketWatch 6:46 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks poised for worst monthly performance since 2011/European stocks were poised to close out the worst month in years for the region on Monday with more losses, as major oil companies fell on the heels of lower oil prices." MarketWatch 6:45 AM

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