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Thursday Highlights: At Bloomberg, Adam Satariano and Alex Tribou explore Apple's increasing fiscal dependence on the iPhone; a fifth of Apple Watches sold have been in China; Apple's dominance in Australia growing according to the Australian Financial Review; Apple TV specs claim "skimpier storage" and no 4K, while Jan Dawson posits that there is "potential beyond gaming", which is another rumored feature; meanwhile, Leon Lazaroff at TheStreet says Apple likely to "find making television much harder than selling music"; Oliver Shusser, VP of iTunes International, reveals company trying to make Apple Music better everyday admitting they have "homework to do"; ZDNet's Adrian Kingsley-Hughes wants Apple to release an OS X tablet over an iPad Pro; Jonny Evans envisions Apple opening up OS X to key partners for virtualization purposes; Apple denied retrial against Smartflash, but had $533 million damages dismissal upheld; Apple, Google's $415 million settlement over poaching approved, but attorney fees slammed; will Apple offer iPhone leasing this year?; Reuters reporting Japan Display CEO says they're seeing strong orders from Apple; KGI analyst believes Apple will reveal new iPhones with 5MP front camera, confirms 16GB base models—more in our Hardware/Software section.

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  • "The IPhone Company: Apple's financial dependence on the smartphone is growing"  Bloomberg 8:24 AM
  • "China is buying about one-fifth of the world's Apple Watches"  Quartz 8:21 AM
  • "More than 1M Apple Watches sold in China, reports large analytics company" 9to5Mac 8:18 AM
  • "The New Apple TV: Potential Beyond Gaming"  Tech.pinions 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Will Find Making Television Much Harder Than Selling Music" TheStreet 11:35 AM
  • "Latest Apple TV rumor suggests skimpier storage, reiterates lack of 4K" Macworld 10:17 AM
  • "Apple admits it has 'homework to do' to improve Apple Music: Vice president of iTunes International says company is getting 'a lot of feedback' about streaming service and 'trying to make it better every day'"  The Guardian 10:17 AM
  • "Apple set to join exclusive-content contest before Netflix and Amazon run away with it"  MarketWatch 10:18 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X Receives Minor Update With Performance Improvements, Bug Fixes" MacRumors 4:26 PM
  • "Numbers for Mac: 15 productivity-boosting tips" TechRadar UK 4:27 PM
  • "How to manage multiple Photos libraries on your Mac" MacIssues 4:25 PM
  • "iShowU Studio for OS X is an intuitive screen casting tool" Apple World Today 8:37 AM
  • "OS X updates and Final Cut Pro X: A false sense of security?" Alex4D 12:05 PM
  • "I don't want an iPad Pro, I want an OS X tablet" ZDNet 8:26 AM
Press Releases
  • "Google Chrome Blog: Chrome improvements for a faster and more efficient web" Google Chrome Blog 4:25 PM
  • "NetNewsWire 4.0" ["It still has the 'lite' feature set, nothing like my beloved NetNewsWire 3. There are no smart folders. There's no meaningful AppleScript support. It doesn't support the system share menu."] Michael Tsai 4:18 PM
  • "NetNewsWire returns to both Mac and iPhone with sync, bookmarking, and more" iMore 1:16 PM
  • "DEVONthink & Co. for 40% off for students and educators" DEVONtechnologies 9:50 AM
  • "New DaisyDisk 4 Frees Up Mac Hard Drive Space In Record Time" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Blackmagic's Fusion 8 coming to the Mac: visual effects and motion software" Architosh 8:06 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Why Apple's iPad, Watch may outshine iPhone at its Sept. 9 event" Fortune 8:21 AM
  • "What does Apple have in store for Windows users? Apple's Sept. 9 event promises to be a big one. Will there be something for Windows users, too?" Macworld 8:08 AM
  • "Judge denies Apple a retrial in Smartflash suit, but upholds decision to toss $533M damages against Apple" AppleInsider 11:35 AM
  • "U.S. judge approves $415 mln settlement in tech worker lawsuit" Reuters 9:04 AM
  • "Judge Koh Slams Attorney Fees in Apple Anti-poaching Settlement" The Mac Observer 9:05 AM
  • "Google, Apple $415M deal with tech workers gets final approval: The payment to lawyers and initiators of the case has been reduced" IDG News Service 8:09 AM
  • "Judge approves $415M settlement in Silicon Valley anti-poaching lawsuit" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
  • "Latest comScore figures show iPhone growing and cementing US marketshare" AppleInsider 4:26 PM
  • "New iPhone malware a problem, but only for jailbroken phones" USA Today 8:20 AM
  • "KeyRaider Malware Busts iPhone Jailbreakers" TechNewsWorld 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Finally Has a Gaming Twitter Feed" Wired 4:27 PM
  • "Apple beaten on rumored iPhone 6S feature by an orange" CNNMoney 9:06 AM
  • "Apple smartwatch rivals turn back the fashion clock" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:25 AM
  • "'Steve Jobs' biopic to premiere at Telluride Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 5" iMore 4:24 PM
  • "Why the ants in this video kept crawling around an iPhone" Engadget 8:12 AM
  • "Apple rejects Cecil the Lion app where you shoot the poachers" Cult of Mac 8:36 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Cheap Phones Quietly Winning the U.S.: China's once-embattled ZTE almost doubled its share in 15 months" Bloomberg 8:57 PM
  • "Amazon buys mobile video services firm Elemental Technologies for a reported $500M" AppleInsider 7:01 PM
  • "Samsung Joins the Smart Home Sensor Battle With Apple, Google" Bloomberg 11:35 AM
  • "UK site hit by malicious adverts" BBC 8:47 AM
  • "Teens aren't interested in your big TV: Mobile and on-demand viewing continues to draw younger audiences, according to latest Ericsson survey" The Verge 8:29 AM
  • "IBM Knows What Makes Serena Williams So Good" Wired 8:10 AM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-03: Apple TV's Missing Universal Search" The Mac Observer 1:11 PM
  • "Apple planning to bring 4K screen to 21.5-inch iMac in October" 9to5Mac 1:15 PM
  • "Apple reportedly set to offer a 21.5-inch 4K iMac in October" ZDNet 4:24 PM
  • "Exclusive: Japan Display CEO hints at strong Apple orders ahead of new iPhone launch"  Reuters 8:14 AM
  • "Apple supplier Japan Display alludes to increased iPhone orders ahead of Sept. 9 event" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
  • "Apple still planning massive iPhone 6s launch, tips major component supplier" BGR 8:36 AM
  • "KGI Expects New iPhones to Have 5MP Front Camera, Retain 16GB, 64GB and 128GB Capacities" MacRumors 8:15 AM
  • "KGI: iPhone 6S will have upgraded 5MP front camera, may not have sapphire lens" 9to5Mac 8:18 AM
  • "KGI confirms iPhone 6s has 5MP front camera" iDownload Blog 9:26 AM
  • "Key 'iPhone 6s' upgrades reaffirmed to be Force Touch, rose gold color, improved cameras & Touch ID" AppleInsider 10:32 AM
  • "New iMac displays said to improve color saturation via LED phosphor, sales could reach 1M this quarter" AppleInsider 10:32 AM
  • "Apple shows continued interest in fuel cell-powered devices with weeklong battery life" AppleInsider 10:32 AM
  • "iPhones, iPads could be powered by external hydrogen fuel cells" Apple World Today 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Patent reveals new In-Store Display Fixture for the iPhone" Patently Apple 8:36 AM
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  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 9:57 AM
  • "Tower Madness 2: #1 In Great Strategy TD Games For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" App Sliced 9:57 AM
  • "Situps 0 To 200 Situps Abs Workout Trainer For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" App Sliced 9:57 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:06 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:06 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:06 AM

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  • "Apple iMac with 5K Retina display (3.3GHz, mid-2015) Review" Mac|Life 1:15 PM
  • "Apple Watch vs Samsung Gear S2: hands-on comparison [Video] 9to5Mac 1:15 PM
  • "Patriot Ready With a USB-C Flash Drive for Apple's MacBook" The Mac Observer 6:20 PM
  • "Living With: Apple's iPhone 5c in white" MacNN 10:34 AM
  • "Review: Logitech Logi BLOK cases for iPad mini + iPad Air 2" iLounge 11:30 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: this is my 'Next Keyboard' for iPhone" iDownload Blog 4:26 PM
  • "Is this your 'Next' iPhone keyboard? Hands on with the Next Keyboard" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "Base for iOS gives your photos the retro treatment" The Next Web 8:28 AM
  • "JustWatch review: TV guide for all of your streaming services" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "Hands On: Magic River 1.0 (iOS)" MacNN 4:27 PM
  • "Hands On: Nozoku Rush 1.0.1 (iOS)" MacNN 8:57 AM
  • "I Am Bread, but all I want is to be toast instead" AppAdvice 11:31 AM
  • "How to print a single page of a document in iOS" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "Daring Fireball: Read and post comments" CIO 11:01 AM
  • "See when messages were received on an Apple Watch Tips" iLounge 4:27 PM
  • "Check Which Apps Are Draining The Most Battery In iOS 9 [iPhone Tip] AddictiveTips 4:24 PM
  • "Pointers: the magical powers of restarting" MacNN 8:56 AM
  • "Apple admits 'there's a lot of work to be done' when it comes to Apple Music" BGR 8:38 PM
  • "Apple's Biggest iPhone Competitor: Boredom" Apple Gazette 7:09 PM
  • "New Apple TV Platform Is Bad News For Netflix: Global Equities" Barron's 4:27 PM
  • "2 reasons why Netflix shouldn't sweat Apple: Youssef Squali" CNBC 11:35 AM
  • "Apple Retail Stores copy Microsoft Retail Stores" MacDailyNews 10:47 AM
  • "Is Apple's iPhone 6S a victim of smartphone boredom?" CBS News 1:23 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 6S: The peak of smartphone boredom? With few physical changes expected in the next iPhone, it's become emblematic of a problem with the broader smartphone industry: It's just not that exciting anymore."  CNET 8:47 AM
  • "iPad may be getting a demotion as Apple decides against a standalone event for new versions"  VentureBeat 8:37 AM
  • "Apple & Cisco - A Deal That Could Change The World?" Interquest Group 8:18 AM
  • "Walk on the mild side: Android Wear comes to iOS" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "Tumblr reblogs just got a lot cleaner, and a little less charming: The website uprooted its confusing comment trees" The Verge 9:46 PM
  • "Hands on with Marshall's music-focused London phone" Mashable 2:03 PM
  • "Hands-On: Samsung's Gear S2 Classic May Be the First Great Smartwatch" Wired 1:17 PM
  • "Hands On With The Samsung Gear S2 And Gear S2 Classic Smartwatches" HotHardware 12:14 PM
  • "Googling 'fun facts' will quickly ruin your productivity" Engadget 8:47 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Mozilla Releases Firefox Public Preview For iOS" Redmond Pie 8:38 PM
  • "Mozilla is ready to test Firefox on iOS, but only in New Zealand" Engadget 7:56 PM
  • "Retailer Screws Up, Shows Off HomeKit Compatible Hue Bridge Early" The Mac Observer 4:28 PM
  • "Google Drive for iOS update brings multiple file select, quick sharing, and more" 9to5Mac 4:26 PM
  • "Wacky image creation tool Byte is now available on iOS" The Verge 4:24 PM
  • "Best Apple Watch Apps For College & University Students" Canadian Reviewer 2:03 PM
  • "Griffin introduces new Survivor cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus" iMore 11:33 AM
  • "Mice signed by Jobs and Woz are the perfect gift for any Apple fan" Cult of Mac 10:49 AM
  • "Skype 6 for iPhone and iPad brings simpler navigation in latest redesign" 9to5Mac 10:18 AM
  • "Airbnb Launches Apple Watch App" PC Magazine 2:03 PM
  • "Airbnb now lets you message your host right from your Apple Watch" VentureBeat 8:37 AM
  • "Witch Attack! - Rev 2.00 Apple iOS Universal Game" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "Cardflow+ for the iPad replaces your index cards and flash cards" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "WaterField Designs Unveils the US-Made, All-leather Cozmo 2.0 Laptop Bag" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "PhatWare releases WritePad Pro 3.0 - Universal Word Processor App" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Samsung launches next-gen SmartThings Hub with 10-hour backup battery, new iPhone app" 9to5Mac 8:18 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft to acquire organizational analytics provider VoloMetrix" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Acquires Organizational Analytics Service VoloMetrix" TechCrunch 3:42 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires organizational analytics company VoloMetrix: The acquisition will be used to improve Microsoft's Office 365 productivity tools" Computerworld New Zealand 3:57 PM
  • "Microsoft Buying VoloMetrix to Boost Its Workplace Analytics Tech" eWeek 3:58 PM
  • "Microsoft browser users kick older IE editions to the curb" Network World 7:52 AM
  • "Windows 10 'Threshold 2' update now slated for November release" WinBeta 7:52 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mail update makes Conversation View optional" ZDNet 3:39 PM
  • "Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches: But no creepy Redmond robo-buddy for Windows 10 hold-outs – yet" The Register 7:51 AM
  • "Everything you can expect Microsoft to announce at its big event on Friday" Business Insider 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out Skype 6.0 for Android and iOS" Neowin 1:06 PM
  • "Microsoft: An Extreme Ebb And Flow Example" Seeking Alpha 6:07 PM
  • "Intel pledges $50M in quantum computing push to solve big problems" VentureBeat 7:28 AM
  • "Intel invests $50 million in quantum computing effort" ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "Why Intel's Server Segment Will Accelerate In 2016" Seeking Alpha 7:46 AM
  • "Can Intel's Skylake Help Invigorate The Consumer PC Market?" Forbes 7:54 AM
  • "IBM and ARM team up for IoT infrastructure alliance: Partnership will use analytics to supercharge mbed components" The Inquirer 1:06 PM
  • "IBM, ARM link arms on Internet of Things analytics" ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "IBM: Shifu banking trojan has Japanese financial firms on the ropes/Polished attack needs polishing off" The Inquirer 7:19 AM
  • "IBM Knows What Makes Serena Williams So Good" Wired 7:30 AM
  • "Pwn2Own loses HP as its sponsor amid new cyberweapon restrictions: Concerns about violating international arms treaty behind pull-out." Ars Technica 3:33 PM
  • "Lenovo, Acer, Toshiba Unveil PCs With Windows 10, Skylake Chips" eWeek 7:21 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad, Yoga Notebooks Unveiled At IFA: At IFA, Lenovo is covering all the bases by releasing new and updated models of its Yoga notebooks, ThinkPad laptops, desktops geared toward small businesses, smartphones, and tablets." InformationWeek 11:56 AM
  • "Hey Male CEOS, It's Your Turn To Take Parental Leave" Wired 7:29 AM
  • "Pioneer harnessing laserdisc tech for low-cost LIDAR: The company envisions LIDARs under US$83, which could boost the spread of self-driving cars." IDG News Service 7:36 AM
  • "Silicon Valley, Seeking Diversity, Focuses on Blacks" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:23 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Bonds: Heavy Trading Volume Is A Concern But Default Risk Remains Low" Seeking Alpha 7:59 PM
  • "Will Apple Stock Benefit From Analyst Note, iPhone Lease Talk?" TheStreet 10:49 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks Mixed as Markets Brace for Friday's Jobs Report" TheStreet 4:01 PM
  • "Wall Street Climbs on Draghi's Dovish Comments" FOXBusiness 11:44 AM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 4,733.50 down -16.48 points" Nasdaq 4:02 PM
  • "Dow rebound enters Day 2 on strong U.S. data, ECB talk" USA Today 11:44 AM
  • "Stocks Pare Gains Ahead of U.S. Jobs Data: Investors switch focus from Europe to coming employment figures" [Paid Membership Required] 5:20 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian shares rise with China closed for holiday/Asian markets closed mostly higher on Thursday, led by a strong performance in Japanese stocks after U.S. markets restored some stability to a region rocked by volatility." MarketWatch 7:49 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European markets rise; investors wait for QE hints from Draghi/European stocks popped higher Thursday, with investors waiting for a signal that the European Central Bank may be considering pumping more stimulus into the eurozone economy." MarketWatch 7:50 AM

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