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  • "An Exclusive Look at How AI and Machine Learning Work at Apple"  Backchannel 9:16 AM
  • "Apple Becomes a Green Energy Supplier, With Itself as Customer/The words are stenciled on the front of the Apple Store, a glass box sandwiched between a nondescript Thai restaurant and a CVS pharmacy in downtown Palo Alto: 'This store runs on 100 percent renewable energy.'"  New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7:57 AM
  • "Tim Cook has done a great job in five years: Motley Fool" CNBC Videos 8:43 AM
  • "After 5 Years As Apple CEO, Tim Cook Scores C-" Forbes 8:43 AM
  • "Report card: How has Tim Cook fared after five years as CEO?" Cult of Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Tim Cook's crucial role at Apple extends well beyond his 5 years as CEO" AppleInsider 9:45 AM
  • "Is Apple innovating enough? GVA Research's David Garrity says Apple is falling behind in new technology areas such as driverless vehicle technologies and virtual reality." CNBC Videos 8:44 AM
  • "Will Apple Use an Intel Custom Foundry to Build Future A-Series Chips? A look at whether such an arrangement makes sense at some point in the future."  The Motley Fool 8:20 AM
  • "Touchscreen chip flaw renders some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices useless: Scores of users complain of broken or unresponsive screens, which repair specialists report is down to a widespread flaw in touchscreen chips"  The Guardian 8:20 AM
  • "iPhone 6 phones infected with 'Touch Disease' that makes screens useless" Telegraph 7:36 AM
  • "Apple accused of iPhone 6 'touch disease' defect" BBC 8:38 AM
  • "Apple and Netflix customers are being targeted in a fake invoice e-mail scam duping them into handing over their bank details"  This is Money 10:24 AM
  • "Paragon Hard Disk Manager review: Total control of your Mac's storage devices" Macworld 7:41 AM
  • "How to install the Microsoft 'C' fonts (Calibri, Candara etc) on a Mac" Mac Kung Fu 8:08 AM
  • "Disable third-party cookies as a hedge against a new browser-based attack: It's not about ad blocking, but rather an unintended consequence that you can mitigate." Macworld 7:41 AM
  • "Using the Mac Color Picker" MacMost 8:56 AM
  • "Checking Your 'Find My Mac' Status (And Why You Might Need To!)" The Mac Observer 7:33 AM
  • "Yet Another Great Mac Todo Task Manager" Mac360 7:33 AM
  • "Got eBooks? Hate iBooks? Put Clearview On Your Mac" TeraTalks 8:00 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Woz Laments No Headphone Jack on iPhone 7, Sees USB-C as Future of Audio" MacRumors 7:55 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak to Apple: Keep the iPhone's headphone jack - Aug. 24, 2016" CNNMoney 8:32 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak has free advice for Apple on how to fix the iPhone 7's major issue" BGR 8:17 AM
  • "Wozniak Warns Against Ditching iPhone Headphone Jack" PC Magazine 9:40 AM
  • "Apple customers spend an estimated $1 per day" iDownload Blog 10:19 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook hosting fundraising dinner for Hillary Clinton tonight" VentureBeat 8:37 AM
  • "Former Apple Music employee bashes Spotify, Tidal and cheap fans: Sean Glass, who was involved in Apple's exclusive launches by big stars like Frank Ocean, says Tidal gives 'zero value' and Spotify leaves indie labels 'powerless'." CNET 7:56 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO" Cult of Mac 8:37 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Hmmm, This Logo Sure Looks Familiar" Wired 9:44 AM
  • "Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi to Enter US Market" 24/7 Wall St. 9:06 AM
  • "YouTube wants to conquer your living room" Tech Insider 8:55 AM
  • "More Than Two Thirds of Consumers Have Never Bought a Digital Video" Variety 8:48 AM
  • "Verizon First, T-Mobile Last in New Wireless Study" 24/7 Wall St. 7:31 AM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-08-24: Interview with Andrew Tokuda, aka Digital Droo" The Mac Observer 10:15 AM
  • "New iPhone 7 Photos Leaked By Taiwanese Pop Star" Forbes 7:39 AM
  • "Sketchy product packaging photos suggest 'iPhone 6 SE' branding as iPhone 7 event nears" 9to5Mac 7:55 AM
  • "iPhones May Get Curved Screens Next Year" DailyTech 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Confirms iOS 9.3.4 Has A Nasty Surprise" Forbes 7:39 AM
  • "Kickstarter campaign pitching external GPU for MacBook Pro, promising up to 10x performance increase" 9to5Mac 8:04 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM

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  • "The $20 fix that will end your MacBook MagSafe 2 power connector woes" ZDNet 8:00 AM
  • "WD My Passport Wireless Pro review: A portable hard drive made for mobile streaming" TechHive 8:04 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "This Creativity App Is Great for iPad-Obsessed Kids" Time 9:56 AM
  • "Look Into My Eyes: A Hypnotherapy App Is Here To Retrain Your Brain For The Better" Digital Trends 8:28 AM
  • "How to use iOS 10's new Bedtime feature" iMore 9:20 AM
  • "How to stop killing your data plan when using Music for iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:18 AM
  • "How to access the iCloud Drive app in iOS 10" iMore 8:17 AM
  • "3 important lessons learned from building an app in 6 months" The Next Web 10:15 AM
  • "Remembering the Apple Newton: More isn't More" ArcTouch 9:41 AM
  • "iPhone 7: New leak may have just solved the only mystery left" BGR 8:55 AM
  • "All About iPhone Domination" Mac360 8:29 AM
  • "Samsung will be the iPhone 8's biggest fan" BGR 8:17 AM
  • "Rating Tim Cook's first five years as Apple CEO" MacDailyNews 9:33 AM
  • "This is what folks were saying four years ago when Tim Cook over as Apple CEO and Steve Jobs resigned" Apple World Today 9:15 AM
  • "Replacing Steve Jobs: How Apple CEO Tim Cook has fared five years later" The Loop 8:18 AM
  • "As Tim Cook set to receive $100M+ on 5th anniversary as CEO, Financial Times rates his performance" 9to5Mac 7:38 AM
  • "Apple: Five years ago today...I read the Tim Cook anniversary stories so you don't have to." Philip Elmer-DeWitt 7:38 AM
  • "Does Facebook think you're liberal or conservative? Here's how to find out" The Verge 9:20 AM
  • "The Galaxy Note 7 Is Great, But Also Overrated And Very Overpriced" Forbes 8:43 AM
  • "Biometrics are less secure than passwords -- this is why" BetaNews 8:17 AM
  • "Why Forward-Looking Companies are Planning for Greater Growth" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 8:13 AM
  • "News Flash: The Year Of Linux. Again!" Mac360 8:07 AM
  • "MIT Created The Seed To Skynet" NoodleMac 8:00 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iMore Back to School Gift Guide" iMore 10:15 AM
  • "Jon Gruber and pals shut down Vesper, their syncing notes app for iOS" TechCrunch 8:57 AM
  • "Prisma for iOS Now Works Offline" PC Magazine 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft's iPhone keyboard takes aim at Google with new built-in search" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "Bubbl launches on iPhone and encourages users to discover local" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "DefenderPad is designed to protect tech gadget users from EMR emissions" Apple World Today 8:01 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel Corporation's Betting Big On VR: The chip king dives headlong into the burgeoning virtual reality market with a new headset and key partnership." The Motley Fool 8:22 AM
  • "Intel Talks ARM-Based Products, 10nm, and Beyond" PC Magazine 7:39 AM
  • "Nvidia unveils Tegra Parker mobile SoC" DigiTimes 8:06 AM
  • "When Will Nvidia's Autonomous Car Efforts Materialize?" Market Realist 8:22 AM
  • "Inside Building 87, Microsoft's hidden mad science laboratory" Tech Insider 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Gets Office, Skype on Millions More Android Devices: The company has struck a deal with Lenovo to preload its software on some of the company's phones and tablets." The Motley Fool 9:20 AM
  • "HP Should See a Boost from its PC and Printing Divisions, But It May Not Last Long: Better-than-expected PC demand could help HP's fiscal third-quarter numbers as the tech behemoth continues its post-spinoff transition." TheStreet 10:20 AM
  • "PC shipment grew 7.2% in Q2 2016, HP leads: IDC" IANS 8:21 AM
  • "AMD Bundles Together Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and AMD FX CPUs" AnandTech 8:08 AM
  • "How AMD designed what could be its most competitive processors in a decade" VentureBeat 10:19 AM
  • "Irritable Cisco kicks Nutanix out of partner program" The Register 7:41 AM
  • "Cisco Announces Restructuring Plan to Optimize Costs" Market Realist 10:19 AM
  • "How Did Cisco's Wireless Segment Do in Fiscal 4Q16?" Market Realist 8:21 AM
  • "MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era: A research team has learned how to make packet-forwarding chips more programmable" IDG News Service 8:38 AM
  • "China tech centres give Silicon Valley run for money" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:33 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
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Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks inch lower as investors await Yellen: Express shares plunge 24% after results" MarketWatch 10:21 AM
  • "Stocks Fall on Retail Disappointments as Wall Street Awaits Fed Minutes: Stocks fall further from record highs on Wednesday morning as disappointments from Target and Lowe's bring down the cyclical consumer sector." TheStreet 8:46 AM
  • "Stocks edge lower in quiet summer trade" USA Today 8:46 AM
  • "Wall Street Flat, With All Eyes on Fed" Reuters 10:20 AM
  • "Stocks Little Changed as Oil Falls: Stocks and the dollar are listless as declining oil prices weigh on energy and mining shares" [Paid Membership Required] 8:45 AM
  • "Asian stocks end mixed as markets brace for Fed's view on rates: Qantas to pay first dividend in seven years" MarketWatch 8:45 AM
  • "European stocks rise for 3rd day as banks rally: A win on Wednesday would mark 3rd straight day of gains" MarketWatch 8:45 AM

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