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Agree/Disagree: Apple releasing a 12.9" iPad makes no sense. Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Wednesday Highlights: Tim Cook told Walt Mossberg at Re/code that the current iPad slump is merely a speed bump; and iPhone 6 hype so intense some say it "could drive the most old iPhone trade-ins ever", portending "huge demand"; Disk Diag, reviewed at Macworld, can clean your HD of "unnecessary space-hogging files"; iMore shows how to adjust your Mac's display for those with visual impairments; Tera Talks on Quicken 2015; while Apple now having to re-bid on the LA contract for iPads, Minnesota is prepping deployment of 40,000 iPads for students, more in our General Interest section; Apple ready to roll out larger mobile advertisements for iOS apps; interesting study on impact of video games on children; DigiTimes rumor suggests a new MacBook coming late next year, will be thinner than existing models; pictures leak of purported rear casing of iPad Air 2; Macworld UK reviews newest 13" Retina MacBook Pro; iMore explains Touch ID features in iOS 8; rumor of giant iPad doesn't make any sense, but if real, "could be a dream device"; Matt Richman on why he thinks Apple will switch over to ARM-based Macs.

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  • "Why Apple's next iPhone will be bigger than people think"  CNBC 1:14 PM
  • "Code/red: Apple Plans to Announce Wearable in September" ["Apple now plans to unveil a new wearable alongside the two next-generation iPhones we told you the company will debut on September 9th. (Funny 'joke,' Gruber.) The new device will, predictably, make good use of Apple's HealthKit health and fitness platform."]  Re/code 1:07 PM
  • "Apple expected to unveil 'iWatch' alongside 'iPhone 6' at Sept. 9 event" AppleInsider 1:15 PM
  • "Apple wearable rumored to join iPhone 6 in September" CNET 1:25 PM
  • "Apple May Reveal A Wearable Alongside New iPhones In September" TechCrunch 1:15 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly Plans to Launch Wearables 'Alongside' iPhone" The Mac Observer 1:15 PM
  • "Apple's iPad business at-a-glance as CEO Tim Cook plots breaking out of 'speedbump' slump" 9to5Mac 8:07 AM
  • "iPhone 6 release could drive the most old iPhone trade-ins ever: As the iPhone 6 launch approaches, more trade-in sites are clamoring for your old iPhone. eBay is leading the charge with the promise of a $100 coupon if you can't sell yours on the auction site." CNET 8:00 AM
  • "Trade-in Interest For Apple's iPhones Portend Huge Demand" Forbes 8:54 AM
  • "Latest version of OS X Mavericks causes poor multi-core benchmark results for Retina MacBook Pro" Macworld UK 1:21 PM
  • "Apple seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 build 13F24 to developers" 9to5Mac 1:22 PM
  • "Parallels Desktop 10: More Mobile Efficiency, More Ease of Use" The Mac Observer 1:06 PM
  • "Disk Diag review: Get rid of unnecessary space-hogging files on your hard drive" Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "How to free up space on a packed hard drive" Macworld 9:11 AM
  • "How to tweak the Mac's display settings for visual impairments" iMore 8:38 AM
  • "How to Set Parental Controls for the iTunes Store and the Mac App Store" Intego 1:19 PM
  • "Using Shapes In Pages" MacMost 9:17 AM
  • "10.8: Open a specific browser based on the URL" Mac OS X Hints 9:11 AM
  • "Catching up with Ripple Training's weekly tutorials" 8:21 AM
  • "Got A Hot, Noisy Mac? Use This App To Make It Cool Again" BohemianBoomer 8:08 AM
  • "For Mac Users With Money To Burn On A Mac Notes, Drawing, Todo List, And Word Processor" NoodleMac 8:09 AM
  • "Free: A New Way To Do Email" Mac 360 8:09 AM
  • "iWant: App Folders in iTunes" Kirkville 8:37 AM
  • "A Few Words About Quicken 2015" TeraTalks 8:09 AM
  • "The State Of Mac Browsers" Mac 360 8:08 AM
Press Releases
  • "CS Odessa Introduces New Business Graphics Software - ConceptDraw PRO 10" prMac 10:52 AM
  • "BBEdit 10.5.12 and TextWrangler 4.5.10" TidBITS 8:54 AM
  • "Sync smoothly with Laplink Sync for the Mac, PC, Android, and iOS" Canadian Reviewer 8:18 AM
  • "Cocktail 7.6 (Mavericks Edition) has been released." Maintain 8:10 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Minnesota set to deploy 40,000 iPads to students" Electronista 8:25 AM
  • "L.A. Slows Push to Provide iPads to Students, a Setback for Apple: District to End Contract After Leak of Internal Report and Questions About Bidding Process" [Paid Membership Required] 7:56 AM
  • "Apple will re-bid on nixed $1 billion LA Unified School District iPad contract" AppleInsider 10:54 AM
  • "Apple makes its mobile ads longer, bigger" Engadget 8:21 AM
  • "Full-Screen Ads and Pre-Roll Videos Are Coming to iOS Apps" Gizmodo 8:27 AM
  • "Amazon's iPhone trade-in program is tough to beat" TUAW 8:55 AM
  • "Apple offering iPhones on AT&T Next installment plans through online store, but no Verizon or T-Mobile financing (yet)" 9to5Mac 10:51 AM
  • "Apple adds AT&T Next iPhone buying option in the online Apple Store" Gigaom 10:59 AM
  • "Apple on Campus program reportedly no longer available in Belgium or Switzerland" 9to5Mac 10:52 AM
  • "Check out how this former Apple employee announced his new baby" Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Kobo unveils waterproof e-reader for accident prone book worms" The Inquirer 8:48 AM
  • "A Surprising New Study On How Video Games Impact Children" Forbes 8:32 AM
  • "A New Kind of Chip Could Make Wearables Last Way Longer on a Charge" Gizmodo 8:28 AM
  • "Matt Neuburg Updates Us On Swift and iOS 8 Evolution" MacVoices 1:06 PM
  • "You won't believe what we talk about on this week's podcast!!!" Macworld 10:51 AM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 71: Don't download from strangers" iDownload Blog 8:38 AM
  • "Slimmer MacBook to launch in 4Q14 or 2015, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 7:58 AM
  • "Thinner MacBook to launch later this year or early 2015, according to report" 9to5Mac 7:58 AM
  • "Apple's 12-inch Retina MacBook Air given vague 15-month launch window by DigiTimes" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "Report: Apple prepping to launch a 12-inch iPad in 2015" TechnologyTell 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Preps Jumbo iPad: iPad-maker will pitch the tablet to businesses as a potential laptop replacement." InformationWeek 1:25 PM
  • "Leaked: Here's What The New iPad Air 2 Back Casing Might Look Like" Business Insider 11:21 AM
  • "More Evidence of NFC Support for Both iPhone 6 Models" MacRumors 11:15 AM
  • "Leaked component image bolsters rumors of redesigned True Tone flash for iPhone 6" O'Grady's PowerPage 8:50 AM
  • "Apple plans to let you show your emotions in rating your iTunes library content" Apple Daily Report 8:11 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 10:52 AM
  • "Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 10:52 AM
  • "PDF Forms -Fill, Sign And Annotate PDF Forms And Documents For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $8.99)" Apple Sliced 10:52 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:09 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:09 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:09 AM

Deal Brothers Daily Deal: BuyBack+ offering 20% more for gadget trade-ins

  • "Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina review (2.6GHz, 128GB, mid-2014)" Macworld UK 8:25 AM
  • "The Incipio Focal case will turn your iPhone into a point-and-shoot camera" iDownload Blog 8:26 AM
  • "Stylish metallic iPhone case minimizes signal loss, but stays on for good" Cult of Mac 8:17 AM
  • "Outback Solo can protect a 15-inch MacBook Air while looking good" Apple Daily Report 8:11 AM
  • "Review: Intocircuit Power Castle 26000 mAh External Battery Pack" Run Around Tech 8:50 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Touch ID in iOS 8: Explained" iMore 8:27 AM
  • "Hyperlapse Records Time Lapse Videos & Lets You Share To Facebook And Instagram [iOS] AddictiveTips 10:51 AM
  • "Madden NFL Mobile review – broken play for a 1st down" TechnologyTell 8:05 AM
  • "Bik – A Space Adventure is a fun point-and-click game for iOS" iDownload Blog 8:26 AM
  • "This ABC game is as easy as 123" TUAW 10:06 AM
  • "WhatWatt Review: Want to know how much your devices are costing you to run? WhatWatt goes some way to making that process simpler." 148Apps 8:39 AM
  • "Ultra Drift Review: Ultra Drift is fine in concept, but the execution runs head-first into the wall. And so will you. Over and over again." 148Apps 10:55 AM
  • "Appointment With F.E.A.R Review: Ever wanted to be a superhero? Appointment With F.E.A.R is a fine way to live that dream." 148Apps 11:15 AM
  • "Camu Review: With a focus on taking a good selfie, Camu is a well-rounded if simple photography package." 148Apps 9:12 AM
  • "How to invert screen colors for visual accessibility on iPhone and iPad" iMore 1:19 PM
  • "iOS 7: Closing All Open Safari Windows on Your iPhone or iPad" The Mac Observer 8:10 AM
  • "iWatch: Five problems I'd like to have solved by an Apple wearable" iMore 1:21 PM
  • "What else does that iPhone 6 user guide leak reveal?" TechnologyTell 1:14 PM
  • "The iPad's Real Competitive Challenger (Not Surface Pro Or Galaxy Tab Pro) – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 11:40 AM
  • "History of iPhone 5: The biggest thing to happen to iPhone" iMore 11:21 AM
  • "The Hollywood-ification Of The App Store" TechCrunch 11:15 AM
  • "There is simply no reason for anyone to care about the iPhone 6" BetaNews 10:55 AM
  • "Tim Cook: I'm NOT worried about CRAP iPad sales. It's just a 'speedbump'" The Register 8:48 AM
  • "Why I stopped reading magazines with Newsstand" Macworld 8:39 AM
  • "Steve Jobs called Sports Illustrated's 2009 iPad demo 'stupid'" Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Huge iPad? Maybe. huge adverts? That's for sure" The Register 8:47 AM
  • "The Giant iPad That Apple Is Working On Could Be A Dream Device"  Business Insider 10:06 AM
  • "Apple's 12-inch iPad makes no sense at all!"  Computerworld 8:30 AM
  • "Why Apple Will Switch To ARM-Based Macs"  Matt Richman 8:13 AM
  • "iPhone vs. The Misfire Phone" Mac 360 8:09 AM
  • "Apple, AAPL, And The Money Trail" Mac 360 8:09 AM
  • "How California's New Smartphone Kill Switch Law Will Affect You" Lifehacker 1:19 PM
  • "Huawei Windows Phones: 'We Were Losing Money for Two Years" Tapscape 1:05 PM
  • "Why the strength of your cell signal will affect the types of Facebook ads you receive" Gigaom 11:00 AM
  • "The Wii U is actually worth buying now: Why Nintendo's spectacular failure should be your next console" The Verge 8:55 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Smile Announces TextExpander Custom Keyboard for iOS 8, Public Beta Program" MacStories 1:19 PM
  • "Asphalt 8 updated with new tracks in Dubai, Twitch improvements and more" iDownload Blog 10:59 AM
  • "Quotebook, a digital book for all your favorite quotes" iMore 10:59 AM
  • "'Bioshock' Hits the US App Store Tonight for $14.99, Available Now in New Zealand" Touch Arcade 8:54 AM
  • "Apple TV Adds Premium 'Showtime Anytime' Channel" Redmond Pie 8:50 AM
  • "(Not so) Instagram now: Time-shifting Hyperlapse iPhone tool unleashed" The Register 8:47 AM
  • "Pocket Watch, LLC. Reveals Cloud Server For Printing From Smart Devices" MacPrices 8:11 AM
  • "Dropbox Beefs Up Its Pro Feature Set, Now Offering 1TB Of Storage For $10/Month" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "Terraria for iOS soon to be updated with Hard Mode, combat targeting and more" AppAdvice 8:07 AM
  • "Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage creator Nitrome releases Game Boy-inspired 8bit Doves" AppAdvice 8:06 AM
  • "Starbucks featuring Lumosity Premium as first ever in-app purchase Pick of the Week" AppAdvice 8:06 AM
  • "Dance Fantasy 1.0 for iOS Dances Through A Fantasy World of Adventure" prMac 9:11 AM
  • "Spanish Dictionary 10.0 Released with Augment Reality Based Scan Feature" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Easy, Simple and Feeling good - New puzzle app for iOS" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "GhostAttack! - One-handed play, FPS Universal iOS 7 game for all ages" prMac 7:55 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP Recalls 6 Million Laptop Power Cords Over Fire Risk" Digital Trends 8:17 AM
  • "HP recalls six million laptop power cords over fire risk" V3 8:45 AM
  • "HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords after reports of burns" Engadget 8:21 AM
  • "HP: We're still running the ARM race with Moonshot servers" The Register 10:51 AM
  • "China focuses on Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player in its beef with Microsoft" BetaNews 8:39 AM
  • "Surface Pro 3 not overheating but needs a software fix, Microsoft says: An update will be released soon that will fix a problem that causes a temperature gauge to be displayed when rebooting" IDG News Service 8:27 AM
  • "Royal Caribbean buys 40,000 Windows 8.1 tablets for cruise staff" V3 8:45 AM
  • "IBM meets demand for Linux with training resources" The Inquirer 8:32 AM
  • "IBM's Softlayer offers bare metal servers by the hour" The Inquirer 8:32 AM
  • "How An Alliance With IBM Helped Shares In Monitise Plc Soar" The Motley Fool 8:52 AM
  • "Intel sees proportion for entry-level notebook CPUs rise to 60-70%" DigiTimes 8:16 AM
  • "Intel unveils tiny 3G modem for Internet of Things connectivity" V3 8:45 AM
  • "Cisco Systems Declares 19 Cent Quarterly Dividend Today" TheStreet 11:20 AM
  • "Open Source Software: Sailing Into Friendlier Seas" TechNewsWorld 8:26 AM
  • "How Red Hat can catch the developer train: Developers are embracing a range of open source technologies, virtually none supported or sold by Red Hat. Can the open source giant recover?" InfoWorld 8:26 AM
  • "Almost 70 percent of IT professionals suffer weekly phishing attacks" BetaNews 8:39 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Facebook leads tech stocks lower" MarketWatch 11:21 AM
  • "S&P 500 opens higher, moves farther above 2000" USA Today 8:58 AM
  • "Stock Market Today: Stocks Rise but Advance Is Tepid" TheStreet 1:27 PM
  • "Stocks Meander Between Gains, Losses: Traders Eye Alibaba Filing Ahead of IPO" [Paid Membership Required] 1:27 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Taiwan's Apple plays lead Asian stock gains" MarketWatch 8:56 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Ryanair gains, STMicroelectronics loses: European movers" MarketWatch 1:26 PM
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 10 a.m." Associated Press 11:13 AM

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