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  • "Obama Administration War Against Apple and Google Just Got Uglier" ["Wittes and Bedell argue that Apple's decision to 'move aggressively to implement end-to-end encrypted systems, and indeed to boast about them' after being 'publicly and repeatedly warned by law enforcement at the very highest levels that ISIS is recruiting Americans' — in part through the use of encrypted messaging apps — could make the company liable if 'an ISIS recruit uses exactly this pattern to kill some Americans.'"]  The Intercept 8:09 AM
  • "Apple could be held liable for supporting terrorism with strong iOS encryption, experts theorize" AppleInsider 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Hiding A Successful New iPhone In Plain Sight"  Forbes 7:54 AM
  • "Understanding Apple's Car Strategy"  Tech.pinions 8:46 AM
  • "Some of Apple's most prominent fans really don't like Apple Music and they're going public with their criticism"  Business Insider 8:05 AM
  • "Why Apple Music and Spotify are Coke and Pepsi" The Next Web 8:08 AM
  • "Getting error code -54 in iTunes on Windows 10? Here's your fix" iMore 8:36 AM
  • "Hands-on with Mail 9 in El Capitan: Improved full-screen support, swipe gestures, and more" Macworld 8:10 AM
  • "Capture One Pro 8.3 review: Aperture replacement light on library features, strong on editing tools" Macworld 8:10 AM
  • "Hands On: Vellum 1.2.5 (OS X)" MacNN 9:54 AM
  • "How to make an Apple Music playlist in iTunes or on iOS" Macworld 8:10 AM
  • "Cabinet for OS X and iOS can save time for Neenah Paper customers" Apple Daily Report 7:53 AM
  • "A Cool, Fast, Inexpensive Way To Add Reflections To Photos On Your Mac" TeraTalks 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Music: One month later" iMore 8:36 AM
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Will Apple TV be ready for Christmas?" Fortune 8:50 AM
  • "Apple To Release New Apple TV In September, Report Says" TechCrunch 8:02 AM
  • "Report: New Apple TV Set for September" PC Magazine 9:06 AM
  • "Apple's iPad still rules the tablet market, despite declining sales" BetaNews 9:55 AM
  • "Apple tops Sir Martin's list of the world's most valuable brands" Yahoo! Finance 8:50 AM
  • "Apple agrees to increase bus driver pay ahead of union vote" Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Businessman finds iPhone that fell out of plane during flight – and it still works" The Guardian 7:48 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung is going to launch its Apple Pay competitor in Europe" Business Insider 8:05 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Watch at Best Buy, rumored iPads, Steve Jobs movies & an Apple car" AppleInsider 8:41 AM
  • "Why you should buy an Apple Watch [Kahney's Korner] Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Touch panel suppliers step up shipments for new iPhone" DigiTimes 8:37 AM
  • "Suppliers ramping up Force Touch module shipments for next-gen iPhone, rumor claims" AppleInsider 9:16 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:52 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:52 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:52 AM

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  • "Here's What a New Dad Thinks of the Apple Watch" Time 8:46 AM
  • "A convert's Apple Watch diary: Three months in, and I have to lose the 'skeptic' label" 9to5Mac 8:41 AM
  • "GeForce GTX 980 Ti vs 980, 680 (plus new web driver gains)" Bare Feats 10:09 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "IOS 9 makes the iPhone a smarter smartphone" CNNMoney 8:00 AM
  • "Finding the Right Words: iOS Dictionaries and Thesauruses" Intego 8:41 AM
  • "Hands On: Gif Me! Camera 1.11 (iPhone)" MacNN 8:37 AM
  • "'Card King: Dragon Wars' Review - A Mobile Card Game... of Thrones" Touch Arcade 9:54 AM
  • "I disabled Flash on my computer and I haven't enjoyed the web this much in years" BGR 8:37 AM
  • "Apple's Conundrum: To Do, Or Not To Do, What Amazon And Netflix Already Do" Mac 360 7:51 AM
  • "Is Apple Trying To Save The News Industry? Or, Trying To Kill It?" Mac 360 7:51 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "TP-LINK TL-PA8030P KIT Powerline Featuring HomePlug AV2 Standard Expands Home Networks Over Existing Electrical Wiring" MacPrices 10:19 AM
  • "Gear Up for Back-to-School with Tablet and Smartphone Accessories from Belkin" Business Wire 8:48 AM
  • "This smartphone adapter mount lets you use any tripod you want" iDownload Blog 8:42 AM
  • "Announcing a new Star Wars news app for iPad and iPhone." Shaun Pryszlak 8:23 AM
  • "WYMSi iOS App Adds On the Spot Autographs to Selfies With Celebrities" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Yikes! Spikes! for iOS and Android - Hard and Frustrating New Game" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Shire Defense 1.0 for iOS - The Kingdom is at Battle, Defend the Shire" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Out Of The Box releases Second Wind HD for iPad" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Up, Up, Up for iOS - An original jumping game with a 3D Twist" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "I'll Pass! released for iOS - Engaging Strategic Card Game" prMac 8:03 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Appeals court upholds Microsoft's legal win over Motorola" Ars Technica 7/30
  • "Windows 10's default privacy settings and controls leave much to be desired" ExtremeTech 7/30
  • "Windows 10 Is Getting Down to Business on Aug. 1" eWeek 7/30
  • "Windows 10: NYC Debut, Hands-On Demo/InformationWeek marked the July 29 Windows 10 launch with a visit to New York City's Microsoft specialty store. Here, we take you through our firsthand experiences with Windows 10." InformationWeek 7/30
  • "Windows 10 'free' Solitaire wants you to pay $10 (a year) to remove obnoxious video ads" Polygon 7/30
  • "Why You'll Actually Want to Use Microsoft's New Web Browser" Time 7/30
  • "Living with Cortana, Windows 10's thoughtful, flaky assistant" Engadget 7/30
  • "Microsoft joins with Jasper in Internet of Things alliance" Fortune 7/30
  • "A look at a Microsoft Specialty Store on launch day: Insider shirt design, thoughts, and more" Neowin 7/30
  • "Windows 10's Wi-Fi Sense is not a security risk. Here's why" ZDNet 7/30
  • "Demystifying DirectX 12 support in Windows 10: What AMD, Intel, and Nvidia do and don't deliver" ExtremeTech 7/30
  • "Dell launches 7-inch voice calling tablet priced at Rs 7,999" IndiaTimes 7/30
  • "Box Inc Hires Former Hewlett-Packard Exec Paul Chapman As CIO" Bidness Etc 7/30
  • "HP introduces Windows 10 migration services for enterprise customers" V3 7/30
  • "HP acquires enterprise-ready PaaS technology Stackato" FirstPost 7/30
  • "AMD, Intel, Nvidia release Windows 10 graphics driver updates" bit-tech 7/30
  • "Intel Announces Chip That Is 1,000 Times Faster Than Flash Storage" Tech Times 7/30
  • "Why Hasn't Micron Stock Responded To 3D XPoint?" Seeking Alpha 7/30
  • "Oracle preps 'Sonoma' chip for low-priced Sparc servers: Oracle will disclose the new chip at an engineering conference this month" IDG News Service 7/30
  • "Google, Oracle's endless Java copyright battle extended to ... 2016" The Register 7/30
  • "Cisco Mid-Year Security Report: Bad Guys Getting Badder" eWeek 7/30
  • "IBM aims new IoT community site at developers" Computerworld 7/30
  • "The Death Of IBM?" Forbes 7/30
  • "Armed with Watson smarts, Pepper aspires to be a robot salesman: Despite its powerful AI boost, SoftBank's humanoid robot is still limited by basic challenges" IDG News Service 7/30
  • "CVS, IBM partner for technology-based health care" USA Today 7/30
  • "IBM, CVS Tap Watson to Improve Chronic Disease Treatment" eWeek 7/30
  • "CVS Health, IBM plot Watson deployment" ZDNet 7/30
  • "Genuitec Intros Webclipse for JavaScript, Java EE Development" eWeek 7/30
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Apple News
  • "Apple Has Less Cash Than People Believe" Forbes 8:45 AM
  • "How Have Apple and Samsung Contributed to Qualcomm's Split?" Market Realist 8:49 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks pare early losses to end flat: Whole Foods Market plunges after earnings miss" MarketWatch 7/30
  • "Stocks Tread Water as September Hike Grows More Likely" TheStreet 7/30
  • "Nasdaq up 0.3% after GDP news; Dow, S&P 500 flat" USA Today 7/30
  • "Stocks End Flat as Traders Fret GDP Figures Could Signal Higher Rates" FOXBusiness 7/30
  • "US stocks eke out tiny gains after erasing an early loss" Associated Press 7/30
  • "U.S. Stocks End Flat Amid Earnings, GDP Data: U.S. economy expands 2.3% in second quarter" [Paid Membership Required] 7/30
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese stocks end lower after wild swings/Chinese shares finished lower Thursday, swinging wildly in the last hour of trading, and extending a pattern of intraday volatility that started with mid-June's selloff." MarketWatch 7/30
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks rise as earnings continue to roll in/Stocks across Europe rose Thursday, as investors continued to sift through a raft of corporate earnings reports." MarketWatch 7/30

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