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  • "Are Apple and Facebook bad for democracy? Apple and Facebook are asserting themselves as gatekeepers of necessary information to the public. Can we trust them?"  Computerworld 9:02 AM
  • "Apple Music Has Failed"  Forbes 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Pay Faces Tough Crowd in First Year: Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has called 2015 the 'year of Apple Pay.' So far it's been underwhelming." ["'We're off to a great start and we are seeing continued, double-digit monthly growth in Apple Pay transactions since launch,' Apple said in an e-mailed statement."] Bloomberg 9:48 AM
  • "Rankings - 2015 - Best Global Brands" [Apple #1] Interbrand 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Remains World's Most Valuable Brand Per Latest Interbrand Rankings" MacRumors 8:15 AM
  • "Apple and Google top Best Global Brands ranking for third year running" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Apple buys AI outfit VocalIQ to improve Siri and fuel automotive plans" The Inquirer 9:02 AM
  • "Apple buys British AI firm VocalIQ to make Siri sound more human" V3 9:57 AM
  • "Apple Snaps Up Natural Speech Tech Company Vocal IQ" The Mac Observer 9:39 AM
  • "Apple Co-Founder's Allies Take Aim at Hollywood Over 'Steve Jobs': Movie reopens debate over Jobs' legacy" [Paid Membership Required] 8:14 AM
  • "Poor Outlook for OS X El Capitan" iTWire 8:04 AM
  • "El Capitan discussion includes issues with Microsoft and Adobe apps; Handoff bugs; Keychain problems and questions about eSATA card support for a Mac Pro." MacInTouch 8:01 AM
  • "3 Ways Apple OS X El Capitan Can Help You Be More Efficient: Apple's newest desktop operating system, OS X 10.11, comes with a few tricks that can speed up your work and help you stay organized." PC Magazine 8:58 AM
  • "OS X El Capitan: 5 ways Notes just got useful" Computerworld 8:18 AM
  • "Bartender 2 review: OS X utility cleans up the menu bar" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "Mail Designer Pro 2.5: Perfect for creating fancy emails or newsletters" Apple World Today 8:07 AM
  • "Ben Balser reviews Coremelt's DriveX plugin for Final Cut Pro X" 9:58 AM
  • "Spotlight New Features" MacMost 8:51 AM
  • "Want A Mac That Works Like Windows?" Mac 360 8:08 AM
  • "8 big reasons Apple should let Mac OS X onto the PC"  BetaNews 8:21 AM
Press Releases
  • "New sessions & speakers announced at Mac Admin & Developer Conference" Amsys 9:51 AM
  • "Bare Bones Software Releases TextWrangler 5.0 – Now Compatible With OS X 'El Capitan" MacPrices 8:05 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "In wake of unflattering movies, Tim Cook emails Apple staff asking to honor Steve Jobs on the 4th anniversary of his passing" 9to5Mac 8:17 AM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs tried to block the Steve Jobs movie, saying it painted him as inhumane" 9to5Mac 8:14 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' widow tried to kill new biopic that Apple fears will be too harsh" VentureBeat 8:22 AM
  • "'Steve Jobs' backstage: Danny Boyle" CNBC Videos 8:13 AM
  • "15 inspirational quotes from Steve Jobs on the fourth anniversary of his death" Business Insider 9:50 AM
  • "Publishers Worry That Native Ads Are Vulnerable to Ad Blocking: Experts say native ads can be just as susceptible to ad blocking as banners" [Paid Membership Required] 8:52 AM
  • "Study: the iPad Pro and others like it could turn around declining tablet sales" Apple World Today 8:49 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook has explained in a heartfelt speech why he came out as gay" Business Insider 9:49 AM
  • "Bridget Jones ditches her diary for an iPad in new movie" Cult of Mac 9:56 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Blendle Is Up To Something Big" Monday Note 10:01 AM
  • "Jack Dorsey confirmed as Twitter's new CEO" Telegraph 8:58 AM
  • "Jack Dorsey named Twitter CEO amid executive shuffle" ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "iMore show 478: OS X El Cap review" iMore 9:56 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 6s/6s Plus sales in the first 3 days were 10-15% weaker than iPhone 6 series in Japan, say reports" DigiTimes 9:51 AM
  • "New Malware Called YiSpecter Is Attacking iOS Devices in China And Taiwan" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "New iOS malware tricks its way onto iPhones in China and Taiwan" CNET 8:58 AM
  • "iPhone 6s plagued by mystery shutdown bug" ZDNet 9:56 AM
  • "iPhone/iOS 9 notes include Apple deleting WiFi passwords on multiple devices without warning when resetting network settings on one iPhone; Apple Pay; Apple's Podcasts app; app update problems and a tip for distinguishing between ATT and T-Mobile SIM cards." MacInTouch 8:01 AM
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  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM

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  • "Review: Apple iPhone 6s Plus" Wired 8:19 AM
  • "Review: Apple iPhone 6s" Wired 9:01 AM
  • "Review: Prong's iPhone 6 PWR Case adds folding wall blades + a 100% recharge to 4.7"┬áiPhones" 9to5Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Hands-on with Anker's PowerCore 20,100mAh power bank" iMore 8:58 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Adobe Photoshop Fix (for iPad)" PC Magazine 9:52 AM
  • "Review: Adobe Photoshop Fix is a turbo-charged retouching tool for your images" The Next Web 8:21 AM
  • "SoundShare review: a social network for music lovers" iDownload Blog 9:56 AM
  • "The best Glances for the Apple Watch" [Slideshow] Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "The nPlayer App - iOS Review" Tapscape 10:00 AM
  • "Hands On: Blackwell 4 -- Deception 1.0 (iOS)" MacNN 9:56 AM
  • "Pointers: Re-order apps in Slide Over (iPad)" MacNN 9:56 AM
  • "Digging into Diagnostics & Usage Data" dot info 9:56 AM
  • "How to edit photos in iOS using Photo's Adjustments panel" Macworld 8:20 AM
  • "Why I'm Paying for Apple Music" Kirkville 9:58 AM
  • "So far, Apple Music has failed; it's very difficult to justify the monthly subscription" MacDailyNews 9:39 AM
  • "Ad-Splaining: Feeling a bit confused about the entire ad-blocking situation? These links make a pretty good primer." Macdrifter 8:54 AM
  • "Apple's newly acquired company to transform Siri into HAL9000" BGR 8:52 AM
  • "Amazon vs. Apple: Is Amazon A Tech Innovator? Or, A Cowardly Company?" Mac 360 8:05 AM
  • "Hot? Or, Not? There's An App For That" TeraTalks 8:05 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple officially launches Hermēs Watch collection, with options starting from $1100" 9to5Mac 9:50 AM
  • "'Hue, meet Siri': Philips' color-changing bulbs add Apple HomeKit support" CNET 9:50 AM
  • "Professional Level Retouching on Your iPad or iPhone is Here with Photoshop Fix" Terry White's Tech Blog 9:38 AM
  • "Adobe Introduces New Features and New Apps in Big iOS Updates Today" MacStories 8:52 AM
  • "Adobe Drives Creative Innovation Forward at MAX 2015" Business Wire 8:50 AM
  • "'s New Date Night App Provides on-Demand Sitters for Busy Parents" Business Wire 8:50 AM
  • "Boomerang Commerce's Retail App for watchOS Brings Merchants the Future of Retail" Business Wire 8:50 AM
  • "Dialog Semiconductor Launches Drive into Smart Home Market with Bluetooth Support for Apple HomeKit" Business Wire 8:50 AM
  • "Madagaskar Live Radio Customized for iOS App" prMac 9:49 AM
  • "Power Up Maths: Educational iPad App with Cool Math Games for Kids" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "Tum Tums Features Endless Gameplay, Unforgettable Characters and More" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "New Philips Hue Bridge brings support for Apple HomeKit, Siri voice control" AppleInsider 8:11 AM
  • "Adobe Unveils New Mobile Apps, Adobe Portfolio and Updates to Desktop Apps at Adobe MAX" MacRumors 8:11 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of October 5: Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, Joe Kissell, Home Automation and iOS 9" The MUG Center 8:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Leaked Windows 10 build gives tablet owners a reason to smile again" T3 9:07 AM
  • "Windows 10 is a better Windows 7 — if you can get the upgrade to work" ExtremeTech 9:04 AM
  • "Windows 10 In-Depth: Microsoft Edge, the modern browser" WinBeta 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft launches new reseller programmes" PCR Online 8:55 AM
  • "Apple's CEO Doesn't Think Microsoft's Windows 10 Strategy Can Work" Softpedia 8:54 AM
  • "Recent court ruling may have nudged Google, Microsoft to settle patent disputes" Computerworld 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft, Google bury the hatchet with global patent deal" PCWorld 8:02 AM
  • "Microsoft gives more weight to gaming plans with Havok acquisition" Tech Central 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires 3D physics experts Havok to boost Xbox and VR businesses" The Inquirer 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Researchers develop new system for increased battery life" ITProPortal 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft proposes smarter laptop battery system" TrustedReviews 8:56 AM
  • "Longer laptop battery life? This is Microsoft's answer to the age-old problem" ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "What to expect on Windows 10 front at Microsoft's new devices launch" ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires Irish middleware giant Havok" bit-tech 8:27 AM
  • "Acquisitions: Microsoft buys Havok, Micron buys Tidal" Hexus 8:27 AM
  • "IBM Kicks Off 'Cognitive Business' Era on MNF Tonight" Direct Marketing 8:43 AM
  • "IBM declares 1.8nm transistor tech breakthrough" bit-tech 8:42 AM
  • "IBM Is Shrinking Transistors With Rows of Tiny Carbon Nanotubes" Gizmodo 8:42 AM
  • "IBM says nanotube contact solution will enable 1.8nm devices" New Electronics 8:41 AM
  • "VIDEO: HP showcases new PCs, printers at Dubai's GITEX Shopper 2015" AME Info 8:38 AM
  • "HP dragged to court after it failed to complete $49 million project" First Post 8:36 AM
  • "Intel to begin shipping Skylake CPUs with SGX enabled" The Tech Report 8:32 AM
  • "Intel Urges Women to Take Advantage of Their Seat at the Table" Light Reading 8:27 AM
  • "Four ways Intel helped make Windows 10 great" ITProPortal 8:27 AM
  • "Zen processor block diagram devised from AMD software patch" Hexus 8:22 AM
  • "HP goes after Cisco, Arista with open source OS" Network World 8:17 AM
  • "18 companies launched by former Cisco people" Network World 8:17 AM
  • "Chip Startup Backed by Cisco Systems Lands Eighth Funding Round" [Paid Membership Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Chip Startup Backed by Cisco Systems Lands Eighth Funding Round" Nasdaq 8:17 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's stock falls, bucking broad market gains, after Citigroup cuts iPhone sales outlook" MarketWatch 9:57 AM
  • "Why Apple Inc's iPhone 6s Sales Failed to Impress Investors" The Motley Fool 8:52 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks gain after weak jobs count lowers odds of rate hike: U.S. stocks look to follow global shares higher to kick off the new week as investors view a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year as less likely after Friday's weak jobs report raised questions about the pace of U.S. growth." USA Today 7:40 AM
  • "Stocks: 4 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 7:39 AM
  • "Stock Futures Climb as Global Markets Rally: Stock futures followed global markets higher on Monday to extend Friday's rally. Equities rose to end last week despite a weaker-than-expected jobs report that triggered fears the U.S. economy was on shaky ground." TheStreet 7:38 AM
  • "U.S. Reaches Trade Deal With 11 Pacific Nations: The U.S., Japan and 10 countries around the Pacific reached a historic accord Monday to lower trade barriers to goods and services and set commercial rules of the road for two-fifths of the global economy, officials said." [Paid Membership Required] 7:37 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian shares mostly lower ahead of U.S. jobs data/Asian stock markets were mixed Friday, as investors looked to a coming jobs report in the U.S. for clues about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates." MarketWatch 7:35 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks on track for a two-week high/European stock markets kicked off the week sharply higher on Monday, with a jump in commodity prices and for resource companies helping to bolster the region's bourses." MarketWatch 7:34 AM

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