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  • "Apple Watch Is 'Going To Be Huge' Despite Ongoing Supply Issues"  Benzinga 8:33 AM
  • "The feds are keeping a close eye on Apple's music plans"  Fortune 8:33 AM
  • "Apple's plan to harvest customers' DNA could revolutionise medical research"  Business Insider 8:40 AM
  • "Kantar says Europeans are dumping Android for iOS"  Computerworld 8:21 AM
  • "iPhone sales growing in Europe as buyers ditch their Androids for Apple" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "The power of Pomodoro (or, how to slice your time to stay on task)" Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "Everything you need to know about Apple Airdrop" TechRepublic 8:16 AM
  • "iBeacons for IT and Device Management" Amsys 8:11 AM
  • "How To Fix Those Crazy Winmail.dat Files" Mac 360 8:08 AM
  • "Generate' With This Nice Mac Generator (seriously)" TeraTalks 8:09 AM
  • "Note-C And The Never-ending Search For The Mac's Perfect Word Processor App" NoodleMac 8:10 AM
  • "Yet Another Free Way To View Free YouTube Videos On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 8:09 AM
  • "A Handy Way To Switch The Mac's Default Browser On A Schedule" Mac 360 8:11 AM
  • "Organize, Present, Share Ideas On Mac, iPhone, And iPad For Free*" Mac 360 8:11 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Ex-Apple Man Sends Tech Experts To Your Home" Wired 8:19 AM
  • "Extensive Report: Open TV Sues Apple over Content Streaming as part of an Interactive Television System & More" Patently Apple 8:47 AM
  • "Apple confirms existence of Applebot web crawler" ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Confirms 'Applebot' as In-House Web Crawler for Services Like Siri and Spotlight" MacRumors 8:36 AM
  • "Apple details its Web crawler, possibly indicating a future push into search" The Next Web 8:40 AM
  • "Lunch with Tim Cook for charity: The Charitybuzz auction for lunch with Apple's CEO Tim Cook ends today." CNBC Videos 8:56 AM
  • "Get a gold Apple Watch cheap!" CIO 8:09 AM
  • "This is the first news article ever written about Apple" Business Insider 8:31 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Is cyber-warfare really that scary?" BBC 8:19 AM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 106: Gave up the jailbreak for nothing" iDownload Blog 8:43 AM
  • "Apple Watch takes #1 in Consumer Reports lab tests of 11 smartwatches (Video)" 9to5Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Apple secures design patent for the Apple Watch" The Verge 8:30 AM
  • "iOS 9 May Be Getting an All-New Siri" Gizmodo 9:02 AM
  • "First look at Apple's new App Analytics beta (Screenshots)" 9to5Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Ships First Link Bracelet Orders for the Apple Watch" iClarified 8:57 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:11 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:11 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:11 AM

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

  • "Review: Small life enhancements come with Apple Watch" Associated Press 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Watch vs Motorola Moto 360 comparison: the best Android Wear watch, but the Moto 360 can't knock the Apple Watch of its perch" Macworld UK 8:40 AM
  • "Everything you can do with Force Touch on Apple Watch" Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "Apple MacBook 2015: Twelve inches of slim and shiny fanboi joy" The Register 8:08 AM
  • "Review: Prodigee Kick Slider Case for the iPhone 6" Run Around Tech 8:45 AM
  • "Review: JamStik+ Is More Game Controller Than Musical Instrument" MacStories 8:46 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands On: Wear Reader 1.1.0 (Apple Watch)" MacNN 8:42 AM
  • "Lifeline... is a fun interactive game you can play on your iPhone or Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 8:43 AM
  • "You Should Play: Get your World of Warcraft fix with Hearthstone" Macworld 8:46 AM
  • "Zibo iPhone App Review" Tapscape 8:45 AM
  • "How to use Power Reserve mode on Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 8:43 AM
  • "How to quickly silence an incoming call on Apple Watch" iMore 8:42 AM
  • "The MacBook and the future of Apple laptops" iMore 8:42 AM
  • "Apple Inc: Tim Cook Admits That the iPhone 6 Plus and Mac Are Hurting iPad Sales" The Motley Fool 8:37 AM
  • "Year Of The Participant -- Brought To You By Apple's ResearchKit" Forbes 8:32 AM
  • "The ability to copy/paste between all Apple devices would be handy" AppleDailyReport 8:12 AM
  • "The Newly Crowned King Of Vaporware" Mac 360 8:09 AM
  • "Opinion: Is Microsoft Continuum a game changer for Windows phones?" MacNN 8:42 AM
  • "Meet The New New MacBook Killer" Mac 360 8:08 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Dropbox for iOS updates with file comments and more" Memeburn 8:42 AM
  • "Pixelmator, the popular image editor for Mac & iPad, is coming soon to the iPhone" 9to5Mac 8:40 AM
  • "Grim Fandango Remastered brings the classic LucasArts adventure game to the iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:57 AM
  • "The fantastic Grim Fandango Remastered is now on mobile" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "Orange Group's Voice and Messaging App, Libon, Extends Mobile Coverage for Its Users with Voxbone" Business Wire 8:23 AM
  • "olloCase for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus - olloclip's® New Slim, Simple and Protective Case - 'olloclip-Ready'" PRNewswire 8:22 AM
  • "Building Your Family? Path2Parenthood's got an App for That" PRNewswire 8:22 AM
  • "ownCloud Access - iOS productivity app for the most popular free cloud" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "MobileEndorse - The free IOS App for E-Signatures - has been released" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Choosr for iOS makes crowd sourcing simple, effective and fun" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Share Talking 3D Emoji Videos straight to Messenger in this new App" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "BizzBook App Lets Users Hire Local Services With a Quick Text" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Parallax It! - First mobile app for adding 3D-like effect to any photo" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Bel Math Apps releases Math Fraction 2.0 - Popular educational iPad app" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Image Transfer backup your memories on PC, Dropbox, GoogleDrive & Flickr" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "TV Ad Workout 1.0 introduced for iPhone and iPad - New Fitness App" prMac 8:18 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Seeks a Break in the Cloud: Better visibility about its cloud plans is good for Microsoft's stock, even amid talk of a possible bid." [Paid Membership Required] 5/5
  • "Will Microsoft tower over San Francisco's tech startups?" ZDNet 5/5
  • "Salesforce shares spike on report of Microsoft evaluating bid" Reuters 5/5
  • "Salesforce stock pops again amid Microsoft takeover rumors" VentureBeat 5/5
  • "Windows 10 bombshell: Microsoft to kill off Patch Tuesday" The Register 5/5
  • "Cortana will also be your personal tech support in Windows 10" Neowin 5/5
  • "Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi 2 now available for download" ExtremeTech 5/5
  • "Windows 10 for phones build 10072 images leak: show Office apps and transparency options" Neowin 5/5
  • "Microsoft delivers Office 2016 public beta ahead of autumn release" V3 5/5
  • "Microsoft Office 2016 public preview is now available for your dogfooding pleasure" The Inquirer 5/5
  • "Microsoft's Surface 3 now on sale, don't install Windows 10 on it yet" Neowin 5/5
  • "ModernGraham Quarterly Valuation Of Microsoft Corporation" Seeking Alpha 5/5
  • "Daily Report: Change of the Old Guard at Cisco" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/5
  • "Cisco Joins Race to Boost Internet Speeds for Cable Companies: Networking-equipment giant to unveil gear that can deliver both video programming and broadband access" [Paid Membership Required] 5/5
  • "Cisco CEO Chambers: Retirement Decision 3 Years in the Making" eWeek 5/5
  • "Cisco looks to salesman Robbins for tech leadership" Reuters 5/5
  • "Chuck Robbins is new CEO of Cisco" NYC News 5/5
  • "Cisco set to boost Internet speed for cable companies" Reuters 5/5
  • "Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO): Focus on Chuck Robbin's Plan for Future" Invest Correctly 5/5
  • "Cisco's Chambers: white box is dead and we killed it" The Register 5/5
  • "H-P Unveils Details in Case Against Autonomy: H-P says Autonomy booked more than $700 million inappropriately before acquisition" [Paid Membership Required] 5/5
  • "Details of HP Lawsuit Against Autonomy Executives Emerge" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/5
  • "HP brings performance testing solutions to Microsoft Azure" BetaNews 5/5
  • "HP's legal war on ex-Autonomy executives flares anew" Fortune 5/5
  • "HP refreshes, launches servers aimed at analytics" ZDNet 5/5
  • "3 numbers that define the Fiorina era at HP" USA Today 5/5
  • "Carly Fiorina defends layoffs at Hewlett-Packard" USA Today 5/5
  • "HP launches pre-integrated systems for NFV" ZDNet 5/5
  • "Carly Fiorina's HP record clouds her campaign launch" CNN 5/5
  • "Dell's new computing appliance brings Windows apps to Chromebooks" ZDNet 5/5
  • "AMD Radeon R9 380 Spotted In HP Gaming Pre-Build" Game Debate 5/5
  • "HP accidentally reveals next-gen AMD Radeon GPUs in desktop PC launch" TechSpot 5/5
  • "Intel Launches Xeon E7-8800 and E7-4800 v3 Processor Families" HotHardware 5/5
  • "Intel Xeon E7 v3 Processor Series Debuts" CDR Info 5/5
  • "Intel's High-End Xeon E7v3 Debuts: Claims it is fastest processor for data analytics" EE Times 5/5
  • "Intel's NUC5PPYH and NUC5CPYH NUC Kits Receive Drivers" Softpedia 5/5
  • "IBM's Watson unit forms healthcare partnerships" ZDNet 5/5
  • "Oracle Announces Java 7 End of Life" Info Q 5/5
  • "H-1B Visas: 10 Numbers To Know In 2015/Statistics around this year's record-setting volume of new H-1B visa applications point to continuously growing demand for a supply that's unlikely to rise soon." InformationWeek 5/5
  • "Lenovo refreshes x86 servers, Flex systems" ZDNet 5/5
  • "EU to probe big tech companies in digital market overhaul" Reuters 5/5
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple announces major new bond sale to finance increases in capital return program" 9to5Mac 8:30 AM
  • "Apple gearing up for sale of seven-part bond to fund share buybacks and dividends" AppleInsider 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Inc. - Prospectus Filed Pursuant to Rule 424" Apple Investor 8:30 AM
Industry News
  • "Nasdaq nosedives 1.6%, WTI oil tops $60 a barrel" USA Today 5/5
  • "Stock Market Today: Stocks Sell Off as Trade Deficit Portends First-Quarter Contraction" TheStreet 5/5
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stocks Sink As Investors Turn Fretful" Marketwired 5/5
  • "Stocks drift lower in early trading as oil jumps; Disney, Estee Lauder rise on earnings" Associated Press 5/5
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Lower: Technology and small-company stocks lead declines" [Paid Membership Required] 5/5
  • "Stocks: 3 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 5/5
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese shares tumble 4% on worries over margin trading/Shanghai shares suffered their second largest daily fall this year, as worries about margin trading put an abrupt halt to the market's 39% year-to-date rally, while an interest-rate cut in Australia failed to lift the market." MarketWatch 5/5
  • "Europe Markets: Jitters over Greece cap gains in European stocks/European stocks showed mixed moves on Tuesday, with most markets struggling for direction as concerns about Greece's bailout negotiations continued to nag." MarketWatch 5/5

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