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  • "Exclusive: Apple's Tim Cook to visit China for government meetings - source"  Reuters 7:12 AM
  • "Tim Cook reportedly traveling to China following closure of Apple's online stores" The Verge 7:33 AM
  • "Tim Cook is heading to China as pressure on Apple increases" The Next Web 7:33 AM
  • "Apple and SAP join forces to develop business apps for iPhones and iPads" V3 7:25 AM
  • "Tim Cook signs SAP for iOS – SANA app pact: Apple adds software giant to the IBM collection" The Register 7:11 AM
  • "IBM's iPhone app will help 20 million Americans keep their sight" Computerworld 8:45 AM
  • "Apple VP of Online Retail Bob Kupbens leaves company"  9to5Mac 7:07 AM
  • "Apple VP of Online Retail Bob Kupbens Resigns From Company" MacRumors 7:11 AM
  • "How to change your passwords automatically with Dashlane and LastPass" Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "Apple's Reminders is a data silo that needs to be fixed" Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "Keeping Current With Google Chrome" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:50 AM
  • "Every Mac Screen Needs A Magnet" Mac360 7:52 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Print Wirelessly From iPhone or iPad" Mac360 7:26 AM
  • "Yet Another Way To Get Color From A Mac's Screen" TeraTalks 8:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "New Firefox versions will make you activate all new add-ons – except one hacker favourite" The Register 7:52 AM
  • "Mac Shutdown 4.0, the Mac OS X utility to shutdown unattended Mac" Tension Software 7:40 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Real Estate for Autonomous Car Facilities Gains Movement in Silicon Valley: Apple, Google parent Alphabet and several car makers seeking large expanses of property" [Paid Membership Required] 7:20 AM
  • "Apple and Google reportedly buying land for autonomous car facilities" CNET 7:13 AM
  • "Apple seeking 800,000-sq feet of space for car project as team reaches around 600 people – WSJ" Electrek 7:20 AM
  • "Apple reportedly mulling expansion of Project Titan 'autonomous car' plans" The Next Web 7:33 AM
  • "Apple is reportedly looking for a monster 800,000-square-foot warehouse for its secret car project" Business Insider 7:48 AM
  • "Court Rules Leather 'iPhone' Goods in China are Legal" Law Street 7:39 AM
  • "Apple Music streaming subscription chopped in half for students" CNET 7:13 AM
  • "Apple Music gets $5 student plan to boost subscriber numbers" Cult of Mac 7:19 AM
  • "Police issue warning about counterfeit iPhone sales" Fox 5 Atlanta 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Support Now Lets You Opt Out of Listening to Their Staticky Hold Music" Kirkville 7:20 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "A 29-Year Study Has Found No Link Between Brain Cancer and Cellphones" Gizmodo 7:38 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: China vendors ship 128.6 million smartphones globally in 1Q16" DigiTimes 7:15 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'Apple Pencil 2,' smart voice assistants, 'iPhone 7' and more" AppleInsider 7:40 AM
  • "Why I never trusted Apple Music (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 35)" CNET 7:13 AM
  • "TSMC begins tape-out of 10nm A11 chips for Apple" DigiTimes 7:15 AM
  • "Work on next year's iPhone chips is already underway" Cult of Mac 7:20 AM
  • "Rumor: TSMC already finalizing 10nm 'A11" processor design for Apple's 'iPhone 7s'" AppleInsider 8:50 AM
  • "Is Intel Taking a Bite of Qualcomm's Business from Apple?" Market Realist 7:33 AM
  • "App Store search back up and running" The Loop 8:50 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:07 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:07 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:07 AM

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  • "The SanDisk X400 1TB SSD Review" AnandTech 8:49 AM
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  • "Hands On: the Natural History Museum's Revamped 'Explorer' App" PC Magazine 7:15 AM
  • "Hungry Shark World - Chowing Down For Fun" Apple'n'Apps 7:25 AM
  • "How to manage Today view widgets on iPhone and iPad" iMore 7:38 AM
  • "How to stop your iPhone from archiving emails" iDownload Blog 7:34 AM
  • "How To Control Apple TV With Your Apple Watch" 6:32 AM
  • "30 must-know secrets and shortcuts for your Apple TV" Macworld 7:39 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Needs To Tick, Not Tock" Mac360 8:44 AM
  • "Apple And The High Cost Of Switchers" Mac360 8:10 AM
  • "I'm looking forward to my 10TB flash drive-equipped MacBook Pro in 2018" Apple World Today 8:04 AM
  • "Was Apple Music's Initial Goal Of 100 Million Subscribers Too Ambitious?" Forbes 7:52 AM
  • "Confessions of a digital packrat: It's easy to hold onto each and every piece of digital information that passes through your life. But should you?" Macworld 7:39 AM
  • "Cupertino mayor's complaints about Apple and taxes are sour grapes and ignore the real┬ávillain"  VentureBeat 7:38 AM
  • "Unpacked: The Tablet is more Social Than Personal" Tech.pinions 7:25 AM
  • "The Challenge and Opportunity of Augmented Reality" Tech.pinions 7:25 AM
  • "'I thought my daughter clicked on ransomware – it was the damn Windows 10 installer'" The Register 7:11 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Bumper Boat Battle now on Apple TV, Android, Windows 10 Phone & PC" prMac 7:33 AM
Computer Industry
  • "300 million machines are now running Windows 10" The Verge 5/5
  • "Windows 10 Hits 300 Million Active Devices, Free Upgrade Still Ends July 29" Thurrott 5/5
  • "Microsoft: Windows 10 upgrades will cost $119 starting July 30th" The Verge 5/5
  • "Microsoft hits roadblock with upgrading some Windows Live Mail users to" ZDNet 5/5
  • "Admins can no longer block access to the Store in Windows 10 Pro" Neowin 5/5
  • "Microsoft's Cloud-Inspired SharePoint Server 2016 Debuts: Microsoft releases the latest version of SharePoint Server, vowing to keep updating the on-premises software for enterprises unwilling or incapable of migrating to the cloud." eWeek 5/5
  • "Why Microsoft can't close AWS's $2bn revenue lead on Azure" ZDNet 5/5
  • "Updategate: Microsoft suggests updating to Windows 10 to patch Windows 7/Borked your motherboard? Try this upgrade we've nagged you about repeatedly" The Inquirer 5/5
  • "Ford and Microsoft just sunk $253 million into the tech industry's secret weapon" Business Insider 5/5
  • "Microsoft Earnings: Another Buy Signal For Long-Term Investors" Seeking Alpha 5/5
  • "Everything there is to know about Dell Technologies so far: Michael Dell and EMC executives gave the industry a glimpse into the new company at EMC World" CRN UK 5/5
  • "Dell-EMC's New Name: Branding Blunder Or Brilliance? Dell's merger with storage giant EMC is designed to create a tech behemoth that can leverage the cloud, but will its new name create confusion in the tech market?" InformationWeek 5/5
  • "EMC: Dell deal won't mean we have too many partners/Majority of EMC's EMEA business comes through just 10 per cent of its partners" CRN UK 5/5
  • "HP Enterprise, Tsinghua create New H3C JV in China" Telecompaper 5/5
  • "HP Gets Flexible With Skylake-Powered Pavilion x360 Laptops" TechWeekEurope 5/5
  • "IBM Just Made a Powerful Research Tool Available to Everyone for Free" Time 5/5
  • "IBM in OpenStack interoperability push" The Register 5/5
  • "Intel CEO Gets Influential Position As Regulators Tackle Drone Issues" Fortune 5/5
  • "Intel begins consulting workers on separation programmes" SiliconRepublic 5/5
  • "AMD's A10-7890K: Socket FM2+'s Final Flagship/AMD Breaks through the Teraflop barrier..." SemiAccurate 5/5
  • "AMD Will Only Be Fabricating Octa-Core Dies For Zen x86 Processors – No Dual Core or Quad Core Flavors Initially" WCCF Tech 5/5
  • "AMD Launches Range Of Budget Priced Radeon R3 SSDs" Game Debate 5/5
  • "AMD lists refresh rate ranges of all FreeSync monitors available" Hexus 5/5
  • "Little risk for Google in retrial vs Oracle over Android" Reuters 5/5
  • "Daily Report: New York Searches for Its Anchor Tech Company" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/5
  • "The Fall of Theranos and the Future of Science In Silicon Valley: The situation exposed weaknesses that might indicate a systemic problem" Time 5/5
  • "It's an IoT world: The big shift to intelligent devices" ZDNet 5/5
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Inc. Investors Should Be Excited About India" The Motley Fool 7:39 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Dow end little changed ahead of jobs report; Nasdaq logs a loss: Jobless claims miss expectations; L Brands, FitBit, SeaWorld, Tesla, Merck tumble on weak earnings" MarketWatch 5/5
  • "Wall Street Endures Flux Ahead of April Jobs Report" TheStreet 5/5
  • "Stocks blow early gains, end mixed" USA Today 5/5
  • "Fading Oil Rally Keeps a Lid on U.S. Stocks: Investors have been cautious on risky assets for most of the week" [Paid Membership Required] 5/5
  • "Asian stocks stymied by weak China services data" MarketWatch 5/5
  • "European stocks break four-day losing run as oil prices rally" MarketWatch 5/5

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