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  • "Apple is sitting on 'a powder keg of dramatically aging' iPhones"  Business Insider 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Has Designs on Stifling Innovation"  Bloomberg 7:42 AM
  • "Why Apple should be more bullish on Virtual Reality"  iDownload Blog 7:23 AM
  • "Time Warner Cable and AT&T Deal Betrays Apple's Content Ambitions"  Investopedia 7:22 AM
  • "Galloway: Apple Could Screw Up AT&T-Time Warner" Bloomberg TV 7:22 AM
  • "Apple Q4 earnings expected to reveal first annual revenue decline since 2001" VentureBeat 7:50 AM
  • "How to troubleshoot a swollen Photos cache folder: A reader uses a macOS Photos library stored on an external drive, but his startup disk has a bloated cache." Macworld 7:49 AM
  • "macOS Sierra discussion talks about user interface confusion (auto-opening windows, automatic password-saving for encrypted disk images); Apple Mail (inline player missing); cloud-based file management (how to turn it off); shorter file path limits (à la Windows) and more." MacInTouch 8:57 AM
  • "Professional colour grading in Final Cut Pro X with Color Finale Pro" IT.Enquirer 8:02 AM
  • "Bring back Google Hangouts' floating chat windows in Chrome" The Next Web 7:51 AM
  • "How To Display Distances On Mac Maps" Mac360 7:39 AM
Press Releases
  • "Elements+ Unlocks Hidden Functions in Photoshop Elements" prMac 7:49 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone 7 sales profit from Galaxy Note 7 vacuum in South Korea: Apple's latest smartphone sold over 200,000 units over the weekend in South Korea and will likely sell over 300,000 by the end of the month." ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "Taiwan market: iPhone 7 tops market share in September, says paper" DigiTimes 7:50 AM
  • "Smartwatch Market Declines 51.6% in the Third Quarter as Platforms and Vendors Realign, IDC Finds" Business Wire 7:41 AM
  • "Apple Watch Nike+, The Perfect Running Partner, Arrives Friday, October 28" Business Wire 7:41 AM
  • "The Original iPod Turns 15 Years Old" MacRumors 8:48 AM
  • "Apple Sponsoring Annual Fashion Met Gala for Second Year Running" MacRumors 7:04 AM
  • "Apple Watch Victory Mentioned As Dedicated Watch Store Shuts Down" Forbes 6:54 AM
  • "T-Mobile quarterly earnings increase attributed to iPhone 7, promotions" AppleInsider 8:02 AM
  • "Conference Accepts Paper Written Entirely Via Auto-Complete" Digital Trends 7:56 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: World prepares for the NeXT Computer" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "AT&T's $85 billion deal for Time Warner already drawing regulatory fire" VentureBeat 7:50 AM
  • "AI predicts outcome of human rights cases" BBC 7:04 AM
  • "iMore show 530: MacBook event preview!" iMore 7:39 AM
  • "MacBook Pro expected to have Skylake chip, 2TB SSD and Magsafe USB-C adaptor" V3 7:04 AM
  • "Pixel XL harder to fix than iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus" V3 7:43 AM
  • "I'm finding a significant downgrade in battery life on my iPhone 6 since updating to iOS 10. Under iOS 9.x I was used to the battery draining from 100% down to about 80% in the period from leaving for work to arriving home ten hours later (that's a consistent period of little phone use for me). Now I'm consistently seeing numbers around 65% over that same period. Another datapoint: under iOS 9 the battery would only lose a couple percent if I forgot to charge it overnight; now it drops a full 25%!" MacInTouch 8:58 AM

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  • "Review: Logitech Keys-to-Go Bluetooth keyboard for iPad" Wired 7:04 AM
  • "Oppo Sonica wireless speaker review: An impressive first effort" TechHive 7:49 AM
  • "This iPhone case does (kinda) grow on trees — but use it with care" Apple World Today 7:23 AM
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  • "DEVONthink Go 2, the mobile pillar of DEVONtechnologies' freeform database ecosystem" IT.Enquirer 6:47 AM
  • "Conquer the sea in easyBoat, an arcade style shooter game for iPhone and iPad" iDownload Blog 7:23 AM
  • "How to quickly create fun GIFs in iMessage using the Tumblr app" iDownload Blog 7:51 AM
  • "Amazon Echo's Alexa vs. Apple's iPhone And Siri" TeraTalks 8:50 AM
  • "Yes, Television Needs To Be Reinvented; No, Apple Won't Be The One To Do It" Mac360 8:50 AM
  • "Never mind tomorrow's iPhone numbers, say analysts: there will be explosive sales next year" 9to5Mac 8:48 AM
  • "DDoS attack: Apple's HomeKit for a safer smarthome/Convenience demands vigilance" Computerworld 8:48 AM
  • "Why emoji matter" iMore 8:16 AM
  • "Analysts predicting Q4 Mac sales will be down 11% year-on-year as we await new ones" 9to5Mac 8:15 AM
  • "Munster: The effect of Pokémon GO on Apple's future growth" Apple 3.0 8:13 AM
  • "Hello Again' Means ARM CPUs In Macs" Mac360 8:10 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 7 Plus vs. Google's Pixel XL" NoodleMac 7:56 AM
  • "There are two versions of the iPhone 7 - did you end up with a fast one or a slow one?" ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "Apple forgot to celebrate iPod's 15th birthday" Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
  • "My iPod is the reason I still buy albums" The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "Comment: The iPod is all but forgotten by Apple now, but 15 years ago it forever changed the way we listen to music"  9to5Mac 7:50 AM
  • "Why the Internet broke and you couldn't do anything about it: There's a war in heaven. Mortals beware." Macworld 7:49 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "FREE Halloween Update brings Bridge Constructor five spooky new levels and the 'Coach of the Dead'" Headup Games 8:50 AM
  • "EyeQue Introduces World's Most Advanced Intelligent Vision Solution: Company is on a mission to elevate eye care and to make corrected vision accessible and affordable to everyone." Business Wire 7:41 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of October 24: Opera Browser, Reality TV, Apple Trivia and Note-Taking Apps" The MUG Center 6:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "The Re-Rise Of Microsoft" Forbes 10/23
  • "Microsoft Can Now Talk Better Than Humans And Other Small Business Tech News This Week" Forbes 10/23
  • "Microsoft, Peers Stage Rebound: Microsoft's shares and market value had stagnated. That is no longer the case." [Paid Membership Required] 10/23
  • "Microsoft to increase UK prices of enterprise products, citing falling pound" Reuters 10/23
  • "EU Sent Questionnaires About Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal to Rivals" [Paid Membership Required] 10/23
  • "AT&T acquisition of Time Warner may avoid FCC oversight" Reuters 10/23
  • "AT&T to pay $85 billion for Time Warner, create telecom-media giant" Reuters 10/23
  • "AT&T Goes From 'Dumb Pipe' To Media Giant With $85 Billion Time Warner Deal" Forbes 10/23
  • "AT&T To Acquire Time Warner For $85.4 Billion Resulting In A Media Creation And Distribution Behemoth" HotHardware 10/23
  • "AT&T-Time Warner may signal start of new media industry consolidation" Reuters 10/23
  • "Senate committee on antitrust to 'carefully examine' AT&T-Time Warner deal" Reuters 10/23
  • "A merged AT&T-Time Warner may not do consumers much good" Associated Press 10/23
  • "Kaine, Trump, U.S. lawmakers raise concerns over AT&T-Time Warner deal" Reuters 10/23
  • "Tim Kaine weighs in on potential AT&T's purchase of Time Warner: 'I share those concerns' about media mergers" Business Insider 10/23
  • "AMD drops Radeon RX 460, RX 470 prices ahead of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 launch" PCWorld 10/23
  • "Confirmed: AMD Slashes Radeon RX 470, RX 460 Pricing On Lead-Up To NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Launch" HotHardware 10/23
  • "Chinese firm admits its hacked DVRs, cameras were behind Friday's massive DDOS attack: Botnets created from the Mirai malware were involved in Friday's cyber attack" IDG News Service 10/23
  • "Dyn Says Cyberattack Has Ended, Investigation Continues: Friday's strike was one of largest denial-of-service attacks known" [Paid Membership Required] 10/23
  • "AT&T Reaches Deal to Buy Time Warner for $86 Billion: Wireless carrier agreed to pay $107.50 a share in half-cash, half-stock deal" [Paid Membership Required] 10/22
  • "AT&T set to announce $85 billion Time Warner purchase" Reuters 10/22
  • "AT&T agrees to buy Time Warner in over $80 bn deal: banking source" AFP 10/22
  • "AT&T acquires Time Warner for $85.4 billion: The mega deal, half cash and half stock, is expected to close by the end of 2017. It could give AT&T not only control of how you view content, but the content you view." ZDNet 10/22
  • "AT&T will buy Time Warner for $86 billion. Now what? Leadership is up in the air. But also, regulators may still stop the deal." Recode 10/22
  • "Intel's Client Computing Group Getting Firmer Support From Other Segments in 3rd Quarter" GuruFocus 10/22
  • "How massive DDoS attacks are undermining the Internet" TechCrunch 10/22
  • "'Unprecedented' cyberattack involved tens of millions of IP addresses" CNNMoney 10/22
  • "Massive cyberattack takes down some of biggest U.S. websites" CBS News 10/22
  • "What The Latest Global DDoS Attack Means For Entrepreneurs" Forbes 10/22
  • "A New Era of Internet Attacks Powered by Everyday Devices" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/22
  • "Hackers Apparently Used Internet-Enabled Cameras, Toys in Cyberattacks" Associated Press 10/22
  • "'Smart' home devices used as weapons in website attack" BBC 10/22
  • "Serious Dirty COW bug leaves millions of Linux users vulnerable to attack" BetaNews 10/22
  • "Trump says will not approve AT&T-Time Warner deal if elected U.S. president" Reuters 10/22
  • "Warning: Mark Zuckerberg decides what's newsworthy, making him the world's most powerful editor" BetaNews 10/22
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Industry News
  • "Nasdaq upgrade raises market data questions" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10/23
  • "Dow, S&P 500 limp to the close, but stocks end string of weekly losses: Major indexes snapped a two-week losing streak" MarketWatch 10/21
  • "Wall Street Ends Choppy Day as Microsoft Hits New High, GE Slumps: A choppy afternoon of trading ended with stocks narrowly mixed on Friday as Microsoft MSFT pulled markets in one direction and General Electric GE in the other." TheStreet 10/21
  • "Stocks edge lower but finish week in the black" USA Today 10/21
  • "Health, Energy Stocks Hit Wall St, Microsoft Lifts Nasdaq" Reuters 10/21
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Flat, but Deals, Earnings Spark Sharp Individual Moves: Dollar rises to multimonth highs against the euro and Asian currencies" [Paid Membership Required] 10/21
  • "Asian stocks pull lower as dollar strengthens: A strong dollar sent Asian shares broadly lower on Friday, with the Nikkei reversing gains in the late session after an earthquake rocked Western Japan." MarketWatch 10/21
  • "European stocks end with a whimper, but log weekly win: European stocks finished flat Friday, with some indexes easing from multimonth highs as investors waded through corporate reports while they considered European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's hint toward the possibility of more monetary stimulus." MarketWatch 10/21

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