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Tuesday Highlights: Can the iPod make a comeback? Perhaps if Apple adds WiFi and cellular data along with Apple Music; Brett Arends at MarketWatch cites new research that Apple Watch sales "have plunged by 90%", maybe a sign that consumers aren't that interested; Morgan Stanley analysts say auto market is something Apple cannot ignore; Alex Heath finds Google Photos a much better alternative to Apple's iCloud Photos Library; one week in to Apple Music, Ben Lovejoy is pretty sure he's sold on the service; Kirk McElhearn explains how to share songs, albums, playlists in Apple Music; arming up for the Apple Music threat, SoundCloud, Shazam update services; Time feature on presidential campaign photographer Brooks Kraft's use of his iPhone 6 as his camera; Apple working with some 3rd party companies on making their boxes better for Apple's retail shelves; Tim Cook now on Duke's Board of Trustees; Apple has heard the cries, Eddy Cue says Home Sharing for music will return with iOS 9; scientist and photographer Bryan Jones takes photos of Apple Watch pixels under a microscope; Gizmodo review of iOS 9 preview, says the changes are "long-overdue".

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  • "How Apple Music could launch the iPod's comeback: What if the rumored iPod refresh includes Wi-Fi, cellular, and Apple Music? That would rock."  Macworld 7:56 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple Watch sales plunge 90%/Sales are far below expectations only three months after hitting shelves"  MarketWatch 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Watch sales may have fallen by 90 percent since launch" ZDNet 4:35 PM
  • "Apple Watch sales take a nosedive after stellar launch" TechSpot 9:07 PM
  • "Morgan Stanley analyst: Apple can't ignore the auto market" Business Insider 9:48 AM
  • "Adobe confirms Flash vulnerability found via Hacking Team leak, promises patch tomorrow" VentureBeat 6:15 PM
  • "Google crushes Apple when it comes to storing your photos online"  Business Insider 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Music diary one week in: A massive missed opportunity, but I think I'm sold" 9to5Mac 9:55 AM
  • "How to turn on iTunes Match when you have Apple Music enabled" iMore 12:21 PM
  • "How To: Share Apple Music Songs, Albums, and Playlists" Kirkville 8:22 AM
  • "Fileloupe a great companion app for the OS X Finder, Photos, iMovie, more" Apple Daily Report 7:57 AM
  • "How To Mix Photos And Videos In A Collage" McSolo 7:57 AM
  • "Free: A Calendar Add-on For Your Mac" Mac 360 7:57 AM
  • "The Philly Interview: Dr. Sarkar talks about Vectorwork's Advanced Research Group and More..." Architosh 5:14 PM
Press Releases
  • "Emmy Award for Harlem Globetrotters documentary cut on Final Cut Pro X" 8:22 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Shazam and SoundCloud release big updates to take on Apple Music" Macworld 7:56 AM
  • "Sorry, Apple! Samsung named most reputable tech company in U.S." Cult of Android 12:21 PM
  • "Apple Pay's Brit biz bashed by banks planning to Zapp it out" The Register 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Store at Queens Center in NYC to open on Saturday" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Apple's First Retail Store in Queens, New York Opens July 11" MacRumors 8:55 AM
  • "Photographing the Presidential Campaign With an iPhone 6" Time 8:22 AM
  • "Apple is cleaning up retail store shelves with consistent accessory packaging" ZDNet 11:01 AM
  • "Apple could take control of third-party accessory boxes" CNET 11:01 AM
  • "Apple revamps appearance of third-party accessories at Retail Stores" TechRepublic 8:07 AM
  • "Apple Store about to roll out design changes, report claims" Digital Trends 8:20 AM
  • "Duke University Names Eight New Trustees: New trustees include Apple CEO Tim Cook and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver" Duke Today 8:54 AM
  • "Tim Cook Named to Duke University's Board of Trustees on Six-Year Term" MacRumors 8:54 AM
  • "China's state TV accuses iPhone of 'stealing data,' costing users $10 a month" Tech In Asia 1:23 PM
  • "China's state TV accuses iPhone of stealing data" Cult of Mac 1:23 PM
  • "NBA Player Blames Injury on the iPhone 6" BGR 8:19 AM
  • "NBA Player Blames Elbow Injury on iPhone 6 Plus" Time 12:18 PM
  • "Gun-Shaped iPhone Case 'Is a Terrible Idea,' Police Officials Warn" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:30 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Warning: Hacking Team Wrote Malware for Flash, Android, and Windows" Gizmodo 4:31 PM
  • "Samsung Blames Sinking Smartphone Sales On Supply Snafu: Samsung predicted another profit decline as sales of the Galaxy S6 aren't quite what the company expected." InformationWeek 8:59 PM
  • "Samsung bracing itself for another profit drop after miscalculated Galaxy S6/Edge demand" iDownload Blog 11:32 AM
  • "Samsung forgot the lesson it learned 2 years ago and now it's imploding" Business Insider 8:03 AM
  • "Is Your Shirt Smarter Than You? Hats, shirts, socks: if you can wear it, there's a good chance it eventually will read your vital signs, show your stress levels and even tell you to cut back on your Thanksgiving turkey." CNET 7:50 AM
  • "How Android Wear can change the way you travel" Greenbot 7:50 AM
  • "Upgrade #44: Tap the Ellipses" Six Colors 4:33 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-07: Apple's Product Packaging Rules, iOS 8.4 Home Sharing" The Mac Observer 12:15 PM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 089: Overzealous force-touchers" iDownload Blog 8:19 AM
  • "Apple promises to bring back Home Sharing for music in iOS 9" Mashable 8:04 AM
  • "Apple is already 'working' to bring back an important iPhone music feature it only just killed off" Business Insider 8:03 AM
  • "Apple aims to revive Home Sharing of music in iOS 9: Killed off in iOS 8.4, the feature that lets you share your iTunes music with your iOS devices should return in iOS 9." CNET 8:55 AM
  • "Eddy Cue: Apple working to bring back iTunes Home Sharing for iOS 9" Ars Technica 9:29 AM
  • "Apple says you'll be able to stream your iTunes library from your computer to your iOS 9 devices" The Next Web 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Seeds iOS 9 (Beta 3) To Developers [Updated] RazorianFly 1:23 PM
  • "What the Apple Watch Retina Display looks like when magnified to the pixel level" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Apple launches new webpage to detail how it tests accessories sold in its retail stores" 9to5Mac 1:21 PM
  • "Hacking Team hack shows why you shouldn't jailbreak your iPhone: A massive breach in the private data of a firm that sells software to governments to spy on communications shows that jailbroken iPhones are vulnerable." Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "iOS 8.3 is no longer being signed by Apple" iDownload Blog 1:22 PM
  • "Apple stops signing iOS 8.3 just one week after 8.4 release" AppleInsider 4:30 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple patent adds magnetic drive actuation to UK-style folding pin USB adapter" AppleInsider 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Granted Patent 47 Today Covering a Secure Identity Service for iMessage and Power Adapter with Magnetic Actuator" Patently Apple 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for an iPhone Dock with a Flexible Lightning Connector" Patently Apple 8:19 AM
  • "Apple granted patent for conflict resolution in Keychain syncing" Apple Daily Report 7:59 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 10:10 AM
  • "Paper Keyboard -Fast Typing And Playing With A Printed Keyboard For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" App Sliced 10:10 AM
  • "Instaweather Pro For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" App Sliced 10:10 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM

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  • "Mophie Juice Pack Helium iPhone 5/5s Review" Low End Mac 8:53 PM
  • "Review: Elago's W Stand is a surprisingly tall, $30 metal charging station for Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 9:34 AM
  • "5 Bluetooth speakers that sound great and look stylish" AppAdvice 7:27 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 9 Preview: Well This Was Long-Overdue" Gizmodo 10:40 AM
  • "Domino's Latest Tech Leap: Tracking Pizza Via Apple Watch" Forbes 12:19 PM
  • "Cassandra: Stepping Back a Little -Editing images in Photos on iOS Devices" eXtensions 8:14 AM
  • "Cassandra: Metadata Displays Within Photos on iOS Devices -Investigator" eXtensions 8:09 AM
  • "Freemium Field Test: Angry Birds Fight is a truly puzzling turn for the series" Macworld 7:56 AM
  • "'Lines the Game' Review - Dot You Forget About Me" Touch Arcade 9:35 AM
  • "Hands On: Papa Sangre (1.2.4) and Papa Sangre II (1.12) (iOS)" MacNN 8:19 AM
  • "Hands On: Monster Want Burger 1.0 (iOS)" MacNN 9:30 AM
  • "Hands On: Wormarium 1.0.0 (iOS)" MacNN 1:44 PM
  • "How to get Beats Music's 'The Sentence' back on Apple Music" AppleInsider 12:19 PM
  • "Your essential Siri and Apple Music guide" Computerworld 7:50 AM
  • "Disliking 'For You' suggestions in Apple Music Tips" iLounge 4:33 PM
  • "Apple Music Review: Behind a Messy Interface Is Music's Next Big Leap/Despite glitches and a confusing interface, Apple Music stands to make as big an impact as the iPod" [Paid Membership Required] 5:59 PM
  • "Arrivals: Apple Music; and a MacBook (Bangkok Post, Life)" eXtensions 7:42 PM
  • "Apple Music as the New MTV" MacStories 4:33 PM
  • "The New MTV: Apple is positioning Apple Music to be the place to go for all things happening in the world of music."  posits 4:33 PM
  • "'iPhone Keeps Restarting' Glitch Is Driving the Internet Crazy" Gizmodo 4:31 PM
  • "I thought Spotify was better than Apple Music — after a week, I've totally changed my mind" Business Insider 4:29 PM
  • "MarketWatch hack claims 'Apple Watch sales plunge 90%" MacDailyNews 1:42 PM
  • "What sounds better: Apple Music, Tidal, or Spotify?" The Verge 12:15 PM
  • "Expect your local Apple Store's accessory selection to get smaller" Macworld 11:32 AM
  • "The expectation game: Subjectively dismissing the Apple Watch" Macworld 9:48 AM
  • "Apple removes iCloud's 1,000 photo limit; but is that a good thing?" AppleDailyReport 9:33 AM
  • "11 features Apple 'borrowed' from Android in the last year" Business Insider 9:29 AM
  • "Apple And The Invasion Of The Talking Devices" PixoBebo 7:57 AM
  • "This Is The Key Component To Apple's Unrivaled 21st Century Successes" Mac 360 7:57 AM
  • "Wireless Power And Battery Life Anxiety" TechCrunch 7:34 PM
  • "It's 2015 — You'd Think We'd Have Figured Out How To Measure Web Traffic By Now" Five Thirty Eight 5:47 PM
  • "Project Fi Review: Google Masters Wi-Fi Calling, But Needs Better Phones" [Paid Membership Required] 1:21 PM
  • "The Great File Sharing Scramble" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:29 AM
  • "Gartner mages have spoken: 'D' is for Device, Decline and Doom" The Register 7:49 AM
  • "Comic: The case Against an iPhone case" iMore 8:19 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iOS 8.4 User Guides for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Now Available" FairerPlatform 7:24 PM
  • "Domino's Pizza app update lets you keep your eyes on your pies" Cult of Mac 5:55 PM
  • "Apple Pay comes to over 20 more US banks and credit unions" 9to5Mac 1:20 PM
  • "Withings' iPhone-compatible Activite, Activite Pop watches get automatic swim detection" AppleInsider 1:20 PM
  • "The best iPad board games" iMore 11:32 AM
  • "Showtime now available on Apple TV w/o a cable subscription, iOS app soon" 9to5Mac 10:43 AM
  • "Standalone Showtime Apps Hit Apple TV and App Store" The Mac Observer 7:28 PM
  • "NewerTech Introduces Kitchen Kit -- Use Your iPad in The Kitchen Mess-Free" NewerTechnology 10:37 AM
  • "Kirk to iPhone: The Star Trek Bluetooth Communicator is coming for $149.95 in January" iMore 9:29 AM
  • "HomeKit-compatible version of Econobee 3 smart thermostat goes on sale in Apple Stores today" 9to5Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Sky Atlas Star Walk 2 App For iPhone And iPad Free For Limited Time" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "Mac rental service launched for Amsys walk-in repair clients" Amsys 7:58 AM
  • "Shuff 1.0 released for iOS - The messenger ahead of its time" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Batting Average for Apple Watch: Your Personal Batting Manager" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Blink Comparator for iOS - An Useful Tool for Amateur Astronomers" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Hypeman - The Brutally Difficult Endless Runner Now in The App Store" prMac 7:49 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows XP? Stick a fork in it. It's dead" ZDNet 7:27 PM
  • "Microsoft blames shifting exchange rates for steep Azure price hikes: After the financial markets heatwave, the cloud bursts" The Inquirer 6:50 AM
  • "Azure, Office 365 and more Microsoft cloud price increases on deck for August 1" ZDNet 2:31 PM
  • "New Email Phishing Tool Included In Microsoft Office 365 Channel Kit" Business Solutions 6:53 AM
  • "Microsoft is offering research grants to work with HoloLens" The Verge 6:55 AM
  • "Intel said to postpone Kaby Lake processor launch to late 2016" DigiTimes 6:54 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-5700HQ: Quad-core Broadwell Comes to Laptops" bit-tech 6:54 AM
  • "Intel exec roster, up for reorganisation" EE Times Asia 6:10 AM
  • "SurveyMonkey Names HP's Bill Veghte as Its Chief Executive" Bloomberg 10:06 AM
  • "HP's Veghte to succeed Dave Goldberg as SurveyMonkey CEO" Reuters 10:14 AM
  • "HP's Veghte Named CEO of SurveyMonkey" Re/code 5:45 PM
  • "AMD Releases Statement Addressing Fury X Pump Noise" HotHardware 5:12 PM
  • "AMD's stock price hammered after company revises second-quarter outlook: AMD issued a warning this evening on its expected performance in Q2, and the co" ExtremeTech 6:52 AM
  • "AMD ends active development of Mantle API optimizations" MacNN 9:07 PM
  • "How Dell Puts Cloud Servers Together [Video] ServerWatch 6:51 AM
  • "Cisco to Buy Contract Software Provider MaintenanceNet" eWeek 5:47 PM
  • "Cisco spearheads yet another IoT standards group leaving Google, Samsung, SAP, IBM and Intel at odds with each other" Techworld 6:53 AM
  • "Cisco places big bet on France's tech economy" VentureBeat 6:52 AM
  • "Did IBM Just Create The Killer App For The 2016 Presidential Election?" Forbes 6:55 AM
  • "Oracle Cuts Value of Stock-Option Grants to Top Executives: Number of options granted remains the same, but will expire in five years instead of ten as in previous years" [Paid Membership Required] 7:28 PM
  • "Oracle, Rimini headed for September trial over third party maintenance" ZDNet 7:27 PM
  • "Korean scientists develop safer Li-ion batt" EE Times Asia 6:11 AM
  • "China's Mobile Engine Is Slowing, Says Gartner" TechCrunch 6:38 AM
  • "10 Most Reputable Tech Companies in the US: See which companies top the list, and which ones didn't make the cut, in the Reputation Institute's 2015 US Technology RepTrak." InformationWeek 7:01 AM
  • "PC market dealt blow as almost half of employees adopt tablet as sole device: 40 percent of employees using tablet as their only enterprise device" The Inquirer 10:01 AM
  • "10 Years of Antivirus Protection" PC Magazine 10:14 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Huge Apple Inc. Investment Pushes It To The Top Of Steadfast's Tech Picks" Insider Monkey 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Stock Still Worth $170 On iPhone Growth, Brean Declares" Benzinga 8:22 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks Pare Earlier Losses on Hopes for Greece Reforms" TheStreet 1:57 PM
  • "U.S. Equities Cap Volatile Session on High Note" FOXBusiness 4:04 PM
  • "In Big Reversal, U.S. Stocks Overcome Sharp Losses to End Higher" Nasdaq 4:05 PM
  • "Dow gains 93 amid Greece impasse" USA Today 4:06 PM
  • "In Big Reversal, U.S. Stocks Overcome Sharp Losses to End Higher: Stocks swing widely intraday along with commodity markets" [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks: 5 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 7:11 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese shares fall amid doubts over Beijing's rescue/China's stocks fell Tuesday, casting doubt on the potency of Beijing's aggressive rescue efforts, while investors elsewhere in Asia appear to shrug off concerns over Greece's debt situation." MarketWatch 7:14 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks slip as investors await outcome of eurozone summit/European stocks edged lower Tuesday, with investors awaiting the outcome of an impromptu summit of eurozone leaders at which Greece will once again face its European creditors." MarketWatch 7:14 AM

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