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  • "Morgan Stanley sees Apple's target market growing to $3.4 trillion"  Fortune 8:27 AM
  • "Apple adds vehicles to its list of company activities in Swiss legal filing" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Adds Vehicles To Its List Of Activities In Switzerland, Tim Cook Demurs On Car Rumors" TechCrunch 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's Looming Watch Spurs Frenzy of Upgrades for Android Timepieces"  Bloomberg 8:12 AM
  • "Apple, Google workers head to court on $415 mln poaching settlement: Workers accusing Apple , Google and two other Silicon Valley companies of conspiring to hold down salaries will try on Monday to win approval of a $415 million settlement from a U.S. judge who rejected an earlier deal as too low."  Reuters 8:46 AM
  • "Apple under scrutiny in Labor's tax loophole crackdown proposal: Large international tech companies operating in Australia such as Apple and Google could come under increased fire over their local tax treatment under a new proposal by the federal Labor Party to clamp down on loopholes." ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "How to take charge of Apple's Mac App Store" Computerworld 8:02 AM
  • "How to keep your email private with PGP encryption on your Mac" Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Solving all your playlist problems in iTunes 12" Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "Building a slideshow in Final Cut Pro X faster than you can watch the result" 8:12 AM
  • "Pointers: Pages (OS X, iOS)" MacNN 8:18 AM
  • "Follow Winnings From The Mac Menubar" Mac 360 7:58 AM
  • "Record FaceTime And Skype Calls" Mac 360 7:58 AM
  • "Why Every Mac User Needs Another Clock" NoodleMac 7:58 AM
  • "How I Would Fix iTunes, Part 5: Make it Possible to Turn Off Up Next" Kirkville 8:14 AM
  • "Why Bother With Microsoft When 'Cloud Office' Is Free?" TeraTalks 7:57 AM
Press Releases
  • "AXYZ Design releases an(i)ma 1.7.1 for Mac OS X users" Architosh 8:34 AM
  • "Flying Pig releases Edouard Universe version 2.0 for OS X" prMac 8:26 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook talks Snowden, Apple Car and Steve Jobs as the best teacher he's ever had" 9to5Mac 8:16 AM
  • "iPhone 6 presence loomed large in Galaxy S6 unveiling" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Nissan CEO on possible Apple car: 'It's obviously good news'" CNET 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Watch Featured in Hong Kong Fashion Magazine 'East Touch'" MacRumors 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Watch tour of world's fashion magazines reaches Hong Kong" 9to5Mac 8:17 AM
  • "Here's a look at the huge Apple Watch spread in The Sunday Times" Business Insider 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Watch could replace your car keys" BetaNews 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Builds Mystery Room for Apple Watch Media Event" The Mac Observer 8:45 AM
  • "Apple's next Chinese Apple Store to open in Chongqing on March 7" AppleInsider 8:17 AM
  • "Apple shows off its photo prowess with Shot on iPhone 6 campaign" Memeburn 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Ad Shows Off Stunning Shots By iPhone Snappers" Digital Trends 8:26 AM
  • "This is how much Cupertino relies on Apple" Cult of Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Indian smartphone maker is serious about banning iPhone brand name" Cult of Mac 7:59 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Fingerprint sensor revealed by Qualcomm at MWC" BBC 8:37 AM
  • "Confirmed: Google plans its own U.S. mobile service"  PCWorld 8:26 AM
  • "So long Google+. Hello Streams, Photos and Hangouts" Gigaom 8:09 AM
  • "Too much Facebook leads to envy and depression - Mar. 2, 2015" CNNMoney 8:04 AM
  • "New Ikea furniture will charge your phone wirelessly - Mar. 2, 2015" CNNMoney 8:04 AM
  • "The iPhone is now my main camera. Where are all my pictures?" The MT Show 7:57 AM
  • "Apple-IBM Partnership Sprouts Latest Set Of Apps At Mobile World Congress" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Apple supplier NXP to merge with rival Freescale Semiconductor in $11.8B deal" AppleInsider 8:17 AM
  • "Intel playing catch-up with new mobile chips" CNET 8:51 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:34 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:34 AM

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  • "Hands-on with Microsoft's iOS-compatible Universal Foldable Keyboard" iMore 8:14 AM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Creation on the Run" YMP Now 7:58 AM
  • "SHARKK Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with Power Bank" Run Around Tech 8:31 AM
  • "Need a waterproof wireless speaker? You need the UWaterX3" AppleDailyReport 8:31 AM
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  • "ReturnToSender: press the return key to send texts in the Messages app" iDownload Blog 8:18 AM
  • "Hands On: A Druid's Duel (Cross Platform)" MacNN 8:18 AM
  • "Appidemic: Moto Joe for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" TechnologyTell 8:27 AM
  • "Heavenstrike Rivals Review: Despite a few flaws, this free-to-play strategy game is a fun mix of new and old strategy formulas." 148Apps 8:12 AM
  • "How to filter spam messages in Facebook for iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:14 AM
  • "Forget The Apple Watch, Pebble Is Far More Fascinating" Digital Trends 8:26 AM
  • "iCloud Photo Sharing: one of Apple's best kept secrets" iDownload Blog 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Watch Pricing: My Predictions" Kirkville 8:14 AM
  • "Accessible Apple: How the Apple TV could replace cable boxes and improve accessibility for all" Apple World Today 8:14 AM
  • "Does Anyone Besides Apple's Customers Care About Security, Privacy, And Malware?" BohemianBoomer 7:58 AM
  • "Protection: It's What Apple Offers" Mac 360 7:57 AM
  • "Mobile World Congress 2015, or Why Your Smartphone Is Crap" TechNewsWorld 8:12 AM
  • "Are You A Second Class Netizen?" Mac 360 7:57 AM
  • "Forty Ways to Annoy Your Co-Worker" The PC Weenies [cartoon] 7:57 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Popsicase Makes Sure You 'Handle' Your iPhone With Care" Digital Trends 8:58 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of March 1: Pat Fauquet, Jeff Carlson, Adam Christianson and FileMaker Australia Times Two" The MUG Center 8:35 AM
  • "Apple & IBM partnership delivers 3 new enterprise iOS apps" 9to5Mac 8:52 AM
  • "Next IBM MobileFirst for iOS Apps Unveiled: Over 50 global clients select industry-specific, enterprise apps to transform the nature of work" PRNewswire 8:34 AM
  • "Zerodebug brings USB connectivity to the world of iOS MIDI and Audio" prMac 8:10 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP's Latest Laptop Reflects a Simpler PC Future" Wired 3/1
  • "HP teamed up with Microsoft to build its latest flagship laptop" Engadget 3/1
  • "HP Takes Aim At Apple, Lenovo With Spectre x360 Multimode Ultrabook" Tom's Hardware 3/1
  • "HP Announces Its Flagship Windows Laptop To Take On Macbook And Others" Microsoft News 3/1
  • "Who's running Microsoft these days? Satya Nadella's brain trust" Business Insider 3/1
  • "Why Windows Phone might die if Microsoft doesn't release a flagship soon: High profile phones are essential; Redmond needs to get with the times" WinBeta 3/1
  • "Windows 10 news recap: search improvements, server leaks, and USB 3.1 Type C support" WinBeta 3/1
  • "Microsoft will announce two Windows Phones tomorrow" Engadget 3/1
  • "Microsoft plans to revamp Silicon Valley campus" SiliconBeat 3/1
  • "Microsoft Swarms towards Docker Machines: Microsoft has expanded its cloudy support for Docker, adding Docker Machine to Azure and Hyper-V, and supporting Docker Swarm." The Register 3/1
  • "Microsoft Adds New Features With Latest Updates To Its Band Wearable Device" Forbes 3/1
  • "Add IBM cloud to the list of reboots to come" Gigaom 3/1
  • "International Business Machines Corp's (IBM) Transformation Will Take Time: Bank of America Merrill Lynch" Bidness Etc 3/1
  • "Gilster: Lenovo gaffe is reminder that PC makers should cull bloatware" News & Observer, NC 3/1
  • "Lenovo's Tab 2 A8 and Tab 2 A10-70 rock Dolby Atmos for 3D sound experience" PCWorld 3/1
  • "New Internet rules set up industry's next battle" Reuters 3/1
  • "Net neutrality could hamper new mobile services, Nokia CEO says" PCWorld 3/1
  • "Microsoft's Project Spartan is being armed for assult in the browser wars" ZDNet 2/28
  • "Microsoft Ireland shows $1.4b profit, pays $203 million in corporation tax" Customs Today 2/28
  • "He's baaack: Microsoft's axeman Nadella to give Chinese staff the chop/Two more ex-Nokia factories to close next month" The Register 2/28
  • "Windows 10 for Phones is apparently being tested by 60,000 users" WMPowerUser 2/28
  • "Despite Limited Device Support, Windows 10 For Phones Has 60,000 Testers" HotHardware 2/28
  • "Microsoft welcomes weak Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" BetaNews 2/28
  • "5 Acquisitions Microsoft Would Be Crazy Not To Consider" NewsHub 2/28
  • "Microsoft Adds New Features With Latest Updates To Its Band Wearable Device" Forbes 2/28
  • "Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, LG Dominating MWC 2015: On March 2, Mobile World Congress will kick off, with announcements from Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, HTC, and LG expected to take center stage." InformationWeek 2/28
  • "Oracle sues Oregon officials in healthcare website dispute" Tech2 2/28
  • "How IBM ideas to win again traders: At the annual IBM investors' meeting, CEO Ginny Rometty and her lieutenants lay out a plan for winning back investors." Bloomberg 2/28
  • "International Business Machines Corp. Explores Multiple Business Options" WallStreet 2/28
  • "IBM summarizes intend to revamp company for investors" Associated Press 2/28
  • "IBM WebSphere server offers 31% best performance against Oracle WebLogic" InfotechLead 2/28
  • "IBM MobileFirst Gives Organizations Better App Security, Engagement" PaymentWeek 2/28
  • "Lenovo to offer free McAfee LiveSafe security software to users whose laptops were shipped with ..." Bharat Press 2/28
  • "HP CEO Meg Whitman makes the whole company follow the advice in this book" Business Insider 2/28
  • "Cisco Systems Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest" The Legacy 2/28
  • "AMD's CTO Says Chromebooks Aren't A Good Fit For Its Chips" Digital Trends 2/28
  • "World Telecom Meeting to Focus on Regulation: FCC Chairman Wheeler to deliver keynote address in Barcelona" [Paid Membership Required] 2/28
  • "Google shows off plans for its futuristic new headquarters" Digital Trends 2/28
  • "5 reasons the FCC might be wrong about net neutrality" Gigaom 2/28
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Backing Off After Dragging The Market Higher In Recent Weeks" Benzinga 8:51 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks fell Friday but have best month since Oct. 2011" USA Today 2/27
  • "Stock Market Today: Stocks Have Best Month Since October 2011 Thanks to Rallies in Oil" TheStreet 2/27
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stocks End Lower, But Manage Solid Monthly Gains" MarketWatch 2/27
  • "Stock market opens lower after weaker-than-expected US growth late last year" Associated Press 2/27
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip But Post Monthly Gains: In February, the Dow jumped 5.64%, its best month since January 2013" [Paid Membership Required] 2/27
  • "Stocks: 5 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 2/27
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks retreat, with property developers weak/Hong Kong stocks erased earlier gains and closed lower on Friday, with local property shares weaker amid concerns about possible tightening measures on Hong Kong's housing markets." MarketWatch 2/27
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks waver, but on track for monthly rise/European stocks were wavering on Friday, retreating from a seven-year high, but managing to remain on course to log a monthly advance." MarketWatch 2/27
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2/27
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 2/27
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2/27

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