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Wednesday Highlights: The rumors are a'flyin' with what Apple will unveil next week, starting with the Apple TV which John Paczkowski at BuzzFeed hears "will feature universal search, start at $149"; but original programming is an unknown as Apple has unsuccessfully tried to score big names like Bill Simmons; now 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman has sources claiming the new Apple TV will feature a new black remote, the A8 chip, while we'll also see new bands for Apple Watch, and definitely see 16GB base model iPhones; DigiTimes report that we might even see glass-on-glass iPhones in 2016, maybe bezel-free iPhones?; Android bubble bursting as Europeans prefer iPhones; Xiaomi pondering MacBook competitor; TechRepublic has tips to fix battery drain issues on your iDevices.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "New Apple TV Will Feature Universal Search, Start At $149: One of Apple TV's most-desired features finally makes its way to the diminutive set-top box."  BuzzFeed 10:42 AM
  • "Apple TV report claims universal search, $149 starting price" Macworld 10:45 AM
  • "More Thoughts on Apple's Video Plans" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 4:22 PM
  • "Apple's Original Programming Idea: Unproven and Unoriginal/Just because Apple may be getting into original content doesn't mean it can make good shows"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:41 AM
  • "Apple's Latest Challenge: Topping Its Own Success/After a year of strong iPhone 6 sales, analysts predict muted growth for upcoming models"  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:49 PM
  • "If the iPhone empire is collapsing, Apple should be pleased"  BetaNews 8:44 AM
  • "iPhone 6s: Will Sales Fall Short Of Expectations?" InformationWeek 11:17 AM
  • "Munster: Apple car is 50% to 60% likely" ["All of this comes with the usual caveat: Apple often works on projects that never come to fruition. But Munster is clear that an Apple vehicle is 'more poised for meaningful disruption' than any Apple TV product. So set your Apple Watches to the year 2020 and hang on tight."]  Fortune 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Could Lease IPhones to Help Spur Upgrades: Macquarie" Bloomberg 4:20 PM
  • "Piper Jaffray sees 'Apple Car' as longterm project with potential short-term effect on stock" AppleInsider 10:45 AM
  • "Samsung, Apple patent dispute heads for retrial on damages"  IDG News Service 8:02 AM
  • "Rough date set for round five of Apple v. Samsung patent trial, to (maybe) finalize damages" 9to5Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Stores are about to change in this huge way" Fortune 8:36 AM
  • "Did Apple Inc. Just Save Best Buy Co. Inc? Best Buy's tighter relationship with Apple lifted sales last quarter." The Motley Fool 7:55 AM
OS X
News
  • "Attacks accessing Mac keychain without permission date back to 2011" Ars Technica 5:57 PM
  • "Mac keychain flaw can send your passwords to hackers via text" Engadget 10:54 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Excel 2016 for Mac review: Spreadsheet app can do the job—as long as you don't rely on macros" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Review: Parallels Desktop 11 brings Windows 10, OS X El Capitan to life" Apple World Today 3:56 PM
  • "Frozen: How to Force Quit an OS X App Showing a Spinning Beachball of Death" The Mac Observer 4:51 PM
  • "Mac Text Selection Tips" MacMost 10:23 AM
  • "OS X El Capitan: Use a gray background in Safari Reader" CIO 11:11 AM
Press Releases
  • "Guild Wars 2 on Mac, now available for free" Mac Gamer HQ 4:05 PM
  • "Mojang prepping native Minecraft launcher for OS X" iMore 10:55 AM
  • "MAXON announces immediate Availability of Cinema 4D Release 17" Architosh 10:24 AM
  • "Arma 3 is available for Mac in beta form!" Mac Gamer HQ 7:49 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone 6S: Android bubble bursts as Europeans grab iPhones" Computerworld 7:48 AM
  • "Kantar: 'Apple has ample opportunity for iPhone upgrades' this year and next" 9to5Mac 10:56 AM
  • "Apple Music seen as gateway for streaming TV service, may need 30M subscribers to succeed" AppleInsider 4:19 PM
  • "Netflix CEO: No big deal if Apple makes TV" CNNMoney 8:09 AM
  • "Apple's Eddy Cue reportedly approached sports commentator Bill Simmons for in-house content project" 9to5Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Steve Jobs narrates this awesome drone footage of Apple's 'spaceship'" Cult of Mac 8:48 AM
  • "First look at Memphis' new Apple Store shows stunning, open design" 512 Pixels 4:10 PM
  • "Apple Adds More Publishers for Its News App, Which Will Launch Soon" Re/code 11:13 AM
  • "Mobile Apps Have a Short Half Life; Use Falls Sharply After First Six Months" Re/code 9:03 AM
  • "Xiaomi Considers Introducing Laptop to Compete With Apple" Bloomberg 8:37 AM
  • "One of Apple's biggest smartphone competitors is reportedly planning to release a laptop to rival the MacBook" Business Insider 8:40 AM
  • "Huawei takes aim at Apple, Samsung with Mate S phone" Reuters 8:58 AM
  • "Student's iPhone stops a bullet in campus armed robbery" Cult of Mac 8:48 AM
  • "Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans Top Apple App Store Downloads, Sales" Re/code 8:41 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Privacy fears over websites sharing children's data" BBC 4:17 PM
  • "Good-bye Flash, hello VP9" ZDNet 4:14 PM
  • "Amazon's push-to-buy Dash buttons are now basically free: And in the future, Amazon will know when your lightbulb is about to die" The Verge 8:33 AM
  • "Report: Malware targeting Android smartphones on the rise" Associated Press 8:08 AM
  • "MSI embraces Skylake and Thunderbolt 3.0 for new gaming laptops" PCWorld 8:05 AM
  • "Google Docs now lets you type with your voice" Mashable 1:31 PM
  • "Google's New Logo Is Trying Really Hard to Look Friendly" Wired 8:17 AM
  • "Google logo: Why do businesses change their typeface?" BBC 8:17 AM
  • "Google follows Alphabet launch with brand spanking new logo" The Inquirer 7:59 AM
  • "Google's Big Change Will Make the Mobile Web Way Better" Time 7:55 AM
  • "How this 14-year-old tech entrepreneur scored an hour interview with Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak" Business Insider 4:22 PM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "ACM 322: Apple's TV Shows, Ian Rogers' New Job, iPhone Jailbreaking" The Mac Observer 9:24 PM
  • "Clockwise #102: You Failed Them" Six Colors 4:20 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-02: Listeners Respond to El Capitan Debate" The Mac Observer 1:17 PM
  • "One More Thing podcast episode 2: Downton Apple" MacNN 10:54 AM
  • "Podcast 472: There's a new smartwatch in town" Macworld 10:45 AM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 123: A man, a plan, a casa" iDownload Blog 8:47 AM
  • "An Interview With John Sculley, Part One: The man who led Apple from $800 million to $8 billion still has a lot to say, and entrepreneurs need to hear it." PC Magazine 7:46 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "'iPhone 6s' Measures Slightly Thicker and Larger Than iPhone 6" MacRumors 4:09 PM
  • "iPad Pro planned for Sept. 9 debut with iPad mini 4; October pre-orders, November launch" 9to5Mac 1:20 PM
  • "Get ready enterprise: iPad Pro reportedly launches next week" ZDNet 4:19 PM
  • "Apple Event: New Apple Watch bands, 16GB iPhones confirmed with 7000 series aluminum" 9to5Mac 12:10 PM
  • "Apple TV 4 hardware revealed: A8 chip, black remote, 8/16GB storage, same ports, no 4K"  9to5Mac 10:54 AM
  • "Apple receiving G/G touch samples for 2016 iPhone" DigiTimes 8:38 AM
  • "Apple To Switch To Ultra Thin Glass on Glass Touch Tech For 2016 iPhone?" G for Games 8:53 AM
  • "Sketchy report: Apple may plan a return to glass-on-glass touchscreens for bezel-free iPhone next year" 9to5Mac 8:38 AM
  • "iPhone 7 rumored to switch back to using glass-on-glass screen technology" iDownload Blog 8:46 AM
  • "iOS 8 now powers 87 percent of active devices" iDownload Blog 10:53 AM
  • "Android Wear For iPhone Won't Work With Apple's HealthKit" BuzzFeed 8:46 AM
  • "Android Wear for iOS found incompatible with Apple's HealthKit" iDownload Blog 8:46 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 12:03 PM
  • "Fisheye Plus Pro Camera For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" App Sliced 12:03 PM
  • "Calendoodle -The Pen And Ink Whiteboard Calendar For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" App Sliced 12:03 PM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Grain Audio OEHP.1 Solid Wood Over-Ear Headphones" AppAdvice 5:57 PM
  • "Cinder Screen Protector Review – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus" Mobile Reviews Eh 4:23 PM
  • "Review: IK Multimedia iKlip Case for iPhone 6 + iPhone 6 Plus" iLounge 12:09 PM
  • "Huawei pits new Mate S against iPhone 6 Plus" CRN 9:19 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Facebook, casual games dominate list of most popular iOS apps of all time" AppleInsider 8:00 PM
  • "Burner review: Disposable phone numbers for maximum privacy" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Hands On 30/30 2.1.4 (iOS)" MacNN 7:56 AM
  • "Catch a cloud to fly high in Jump Sky" AppAdvice 10:55 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to fix battery drain issues on your iPhone following a software update: Battery drain can happen after software updates, due to out-of-date settings or holdovers from previous versions. Cory Bohon explains how to fix these battery drains after performing a software update." TechRepublic 8:10 AM
  • "Get The Best Trade-In Price On Your Old iPhone Before The New One Drops" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "How to get the best deal on your iPhone trade-in" CNNMoney 8:09 AM
Tips
  • "US Open 2.0: Here are 7 ways to tech-up your tennis experience" Mashable 10:55 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "The success of Apple Music is even more important for Apple than people realize" Business Insider 4:21 PM
  • "Why I'm finally ready for an Apple stylus"  Macworld 4:19 PM
  • "Reports: iPads might be announced next week" Six Colors 4:20 PM
  • "Apple's latest Mac Family Portrait—Missing Mac Pro" Architosh 3:56 PM
  • "The gadgets already solved it: Simple solutions to high-tech problems/In which Jason Snell discovers that sometimes the Internet of Things isn't as good as...regular things." Macworld 12:10 PM
  • "Here's exactly what to expect from the new Apple TV's hardware" Business Insider 12:10 PM
  • "Will You Buy An iPad Pro? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 11:11 AM
  • "There are few surprises among the top iOS apps of all-time" Cult of Mac 10:53 AM
  • "The iTunes DRM Removal Saga: NoteBurner and a Look Back at Requiem" TekRevue 8:54 AM
  • "How iTunes Movie DRM-Removal Software Keeps Me Legal" The Mac Observer 8:49 AM
  • "Apple's iPhones and iPads will work better with Cisco enterprise networks" BetaNews 8:44 AM
  • "Considering the 12-inch MacBook as a laptop for students" Apple World Today 8:19 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Review: Nest's 3rd Gen Learning Thermostat adds a better screen + wall clock to the market's best temperature controller" 9to5Google 4:13 PM
  • "Opinion: Taxing Internet Sales Is Bad for Consumers, Taxpayers" Inside Sources 8:51 AM
  • "'Premium' Android smartphones are dying" ZDNet 8:36 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Comic: White Hat Car Hacks/If only most car hacks were this harmless." InformationWeek 8:58 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 7:49 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "IK Multimedia iRig PowerBridge" iLounge 5:39 PM
  • "Back to school: iPhone, iPad apps for high school students" Apple World Today 1:21 PM
  • "OhTell's iOS app could help you find your next dream hotel" AppAdvice 12:10 PM
  • "CBS Sports will livestream Super Bowl 50 + 2 regular season NFL games on Apple TV, iPad, more" 9to5Mac 11:14 AM
  • "Apple Pay now works with over a dozen more banks and credit unions" 9to5Mac 10:56 AM
  • "Imgur for iOS updated w/ interface tweaks, improved push notifications, more" 9to5Mac 9:03 AM
  • "The Eko Core Is A Digital Upgrade For The Centuries-Old Stethoscope" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "PrismaJoy 1.0 released for iOS - Makes Anyone an Artist" prMac 12:10 PM
  • "Vamp Attack! - Rev 2.00 Apple iOS Universal Game" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "CollabraCam 2.0 is now available with 1080p HD video capture and more" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Super Hyper Ball Released for iOS" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "The Ultimate Invitation eCards - Customize and Send Invitation eCards" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "CloudLink Launches the 4Parents App, the Best Virtual Chaperone and Guardian Available Today" PRNewswire 7:54 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel overhauls chip business to revive PC sales: New chips aim to boost performance, reduce power consumption" Wall Street Journal 8:20 AM
  • "Intel preps wireless power laptop tech for 2016: Wireless charging and WiGig could mean computing without wires" IDG News Service 8:03 AM
  • "Intel continues mobile catch-up game with new chips" CNBC 8:43 AM
  • "Intel Unleashes Onslaught Of Skylake CPUs For Next Gen Notebooks, Convertibles And Compute Sticks" HotHardware 7:51 AM
  • "Intel's Latest Processor Ready To Stimulate PC Sales" Seeking Alpha 9:20 PM
  • "Intel Is Putting Its Promising Skylake CPUs Inside Smartphones" Gizmodo 7:40 PM
  • "Intel opens the floodgates on Skylake 6th generation Core family for Windows 10 PCs" V3 8:46 AM
  • "Intel's Skylake chips to power PCs as thin as tablets, with big battery boost" CNET 8:17 AM
  • "Intel's pint-sized Compute Stick PC powered up with Core M processor" PCWorld 8:05 AM
  • "Can Intel Capitalize On The Silicon In Mobile Base Stations?" Seeking Alpha 7:57 AM
  • "Microsoft's Partner Push Targets Small Firms" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:53 AM
  • "Windows 10 Updates U-Turn: Microsoft Details Changes" Forbes 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure launches GS-Series virtual machines with high-performance storage, cuts prices for D-Series, DS-Series" VentureBeat 10:55 AM
  • "Microsoft bulks up Azure virtual machines" Computerworld 12:11 PM
  • "Ahead of Split, Future HP Inc. CEO Weisler Shakes Up Printing Team" Re/code 4:24 PM
  • "HP beefs up enterprise security suite with tools to root out malware, app vulnerabilites" IDG News Service 8:01 AM
  • "HP Exploring Sale of Cyber Security Unit TippingPoint" Re/code 4:12 PM
  • "HP seeks to sell cyber security unit TippingPoint: sources" Reuters 4:14 PM
  • "HP's Instant Ink: Printing as a Service?" ZDNet 1:30 PM
  • "Microsoft, Google, Mozilla Abandon RC4 Cryptographic Standard" InformationWeek 1:30 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Is This Evidence of Apple, Inc.'s Moat? Competing with Apple is tough. Case in point: Amazon's attempt and subsequent failure at marketing and selling a premium-priced smartphone." The Motley Fool 8:36 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks hit day's highs after Beige Book" MarketWatch 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks Rebound as Fed Fears Fuel Big Swings" TheStreet 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks rebound: Dow jumps almost 300, Nasdaq surges 2.5%" USA Today 4:08 PM
  • "Technology Leads Wall Street in a Late-Session Rally" FOXBusiness 4:08 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Regain Footing: Dow, S&P 500 rise sharply after recent rout" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:08 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese stocks rebound from earlier sharp selloff/But most Asia markets slump as China worries deepen" MarketWatch 8:54 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks trying to find footing after selloff" MarketWatch 8:54 AM

 
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