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  • "How Apple Neurologically Hooked Its Customers"  Forbes 8:23 AM
  • "Analyzing The Potential Benefit Of An Apple Payment Ecosystem"  Seeking Alpha 8:24 AM
  • "64GB iPhone 6 may adopt sapphire screen as test: analyst: Apple may test the waters of a sapphire-screened phone by limiting the tough but pricey material to a single version of the next iPhone this year, claims analyst Gene Munster." CNET 8:21 AM
  • "FBI, Apple investigating alleged iCloud hack of celebrity photos" Digital Trends 8:32 AM
  • "Apple investigating iCloud hack reports after celebrity photo theft" V3 8:49 AM
  • "Apple, FBI: Yes we're looking into the naked celebrity pics. Aren't you?" The Register 8:22 AM
  • "Apple investigating possible iCloud hack into celebrity accounts" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:53 AM
  • "Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products: Apple will appeal an order that denied the ban"  IDG News Service 8:49 AM
  • "Mavericks - migration problems with Apple Mail; Finder icons vs. performance; Apple Remote Desktop problems" MacInTouch 8:56 AM
  • "Automate your Mac: 10 ways to make managing email easier" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "An Easy Way To Get More Money By Using Your Mac To Make Invoices" BohemianBoomer 8:07 AM
  • "This Email Add-on Utility Lets You Schedule And Send Email Messages Later" McSolo 8:07 AM
  • "How To Sync Mac Browser Bookmarks" Mac 360 8:07 AM
  • "How To Put A Little Bit Of Windows Into A Mac" TeraTalks 8:07 AM
  • "Cheap: Menubar Control For iTunes" Mac 360 8:07 AM
  • "NetNewsWire – Time to Breakup" Nick Harris 8:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "Responses needed: Outlook for Mac Exchange Setup Script Survey" OfficeforMacHelp 8:34 AM
  • "Maxon's CINEMA 4D R16 now shipping, plus SIGGRAPH presentations now available at" Architosh 8:09 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone 6 Sales Will Be So Big That They'll Move The Needle On Chinese Exports" Business Insider 8:51 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 6 Opening Weekend Sales Might Be Worse Than Expected" Business Insider 8:51 AM
  • "Chart: The iPhone 6 - Lots Of People Are Getting Ready To Upgrade" Forbes 8:21 AM
  • "Why would one of the leading PC Geeks move to Apple? Anand Lal Shimpi Departs AnandTech" Architosh 10:59 AM
  • "iOS phone phlaw can unmask anonymous social media users" The Register 8:23 AM
  • "Apple spells out to developers why it rejects their apps" Digital Trends 8:32 AM
  • "Apple 'fesses up: Rejected from the App Store, dev? This is why" The Register 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Lands Digital Wallet Deal with Amex, Visa, MasterCard" The Mac Observer 8:39 AM
  • "Mobile Payments: Apple, Visa, Master, Amex Teaming Up" Tapscape 8:06 AM
  • "Cortana makes fun of Siri in brand new TV commercial" BGR 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft pits Cortana against Siri in self-serving advert: Accuses Apple's voice assistant of talking out of its arse" The Inquirer 8:21 AM
  • "Sorry Apple, but Wellograph is the world's first sapphire crystal smart watch" AppAdvice 11:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Behind 4chan's strange, offensive online campaigns" CBS News 8:20 AM
  • "Kids with cell phones: How young is too young?" CBS News 8:20 AM
  • "Fake, phone-attacking cell-towers are all across America" Boing Boing 8:10 AM
  • "Apple iWatch still under EVT despite components already in production" DigiTimes 8:16 AM
  • "iWatch Said to Be at 'Engineering Verification Test' Stage, Components Now in Production" MacRumors 8:33 AM
  • "iWatch won't show its face at September 9 event, sources claim" Cult of Mac 8:40 AM
  • "Vodafone pay-by-bonk launch may signal iPhone 6 NFC plans" The Register 8:22 AM
  • "Leaked Battery for 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Has Nearly Twice the Capacity of Apple's iPhone 5s Battery" iClarified 11:22 AM
  • "This is our best look yet at the fully assembled iPhone 6" BGR 9:17 AM
  • "New video compares nearly-assembled 4.7' iPhone 6 to iPhone 5s" iDownload Blog 9:18 AM
  • "Apple iOS: a brief history/As we prepare for the launch of iOS 8, due to be announced at the same event as the iPhone 6, the Telegraph's Technology team take a look at the history of Apple's mobile operating system" Telegraph 8:50 AM
  • "Apple cuts iPad mini prices; non-Apple vendors may follow suit" DigiTimes 8:16 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Granted a Radial Menus Patent for Macs & iDevices" Patently Apple 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for Future iPad Stands & Attachable Accessories using a more Advanced Magnetics System" Patently Apple 8:35 AM
  • "Apple granted a patent for a magnetic stand (with auto mount) for iPads" Apple Daily Report 8:38 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Linezeta Frontier For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:39 AM
  • "Qub For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:39 AM
  • "Starship Troopers: Invasion 'Mobile Infantry' For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:39 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:08 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:08 AM

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  • "Twelve South's HoverBar 3 expands compatibility to work with any iPad" iDownload Blog 8:36 AM
  • "Review: iHome iBN6 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker" iLounge 11:23 AM
  • "If you want custom molded earphones, you'll want to check out the Decibullz models" Apple Daily Report 8:38 AM
  • "Review: A new look at the Nuvango iPhone 5c case" TechnologyTell 8:36 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands on: This is how awesome widgets are going to be in iOS 8" BGR 11:22 AM
  • "Tocomail For Gmail Offers Parental Controls And Monitoring For Teens' First Gmail Account" TechCrunch 11:21 AM
  • "Appidemic: Touch Racing 2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" TechnologyTell 8:36 AM
  • "'Ninja Smasher' Review - A Quirky Action Adventure" Touch Arcade 11:14 AM
  • "Tiny Tower Vegas Review: Build a huge tower again but Vegas-style in Tiny Tower Vegas." 148Apps 9:19 AM
  • "Little Raiders: Robin's Revenge Review/Combining simple combat with village building is a potent combination for this charming tale." 148Apps 11:22 AM
  • "Pirate Bash Review: Pirate Bash's turn-based battles add an intriguing twist to a typical physics game." 148Apps 11:13 AM
  • "The Manhattan Project Review: The Manhattan Project offers a great Euro-style gameplay experience, but it is totally unwelcoming to new players" 148Apps 8:48 AM
  • "How To Switch Off iCloud So Hackers Can't Find Your Naked Photos" Business Insider 8:51 AM
  • "How to prevent your naughty pictures from appearing on the Internet" Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "How to trade in or reuse your old iPhone" Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "Apple v. Samsung Highlights Unfinished Work In The Patent Reformation" Forbes 11:14 AM
  • "No, Apple won't force anyone to buy the new iPhone" ZDNet 9:18 AM
  • "5 huge changes iPhone 6 owners will have to adapt to" BGR 8:53 AM
  • "'Nobody Freaking Cares'? With iPhone 6, Apple Makes NFC A Must-Have Mobile Payments Feature" Forbes 8:53 AM
  • "What will Apple unveil at the iPhone 6 event next week?" ZDNet 8:52 AM
  • "Here's why Apple's 'iWatch' might not make it until next year" AppAdvice 8:50 AM
  • "iOS 8: The 4 biggest opportunities (and challenges) for developers/iOS8 could be in the hands of users soon. Here are the top four new capabilities and the challenges they present" CITEworld 8:50 AM
  • "No more speed bumps: How Apple can fix the iPad" Cult of Mac 8:40 AM
  • "In praise of a subscription plan on your smart home and wild Apple speculation" Gigaom 8:34 AM
  • "iOS 8: Hey Siri!" TUAW 8:33 AM
  • "Inside The iCloud Hacking Ring That Leaked Those Naked Celebrity Photos" Business Insider 8:52 AM
  • "iCloud Data Breach: Hacking And Celebrity Photos" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "This Is Apple's New Revolution" Mac 360 8:07 AM
  • "How To Control iPhone Fever" Mac 360 8:07 AM
  • "Do You Need A Mac, iPhone, And iPad, Or Will One Device Do The Job?" PixoBebo 8:07 AM
  • "Rated S for Sexism: To Fix Misogynistic Games, We Need a Better Filter"  Re/code 8:35 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Netflix for iOS Now Sends Private Recommendations to Facebook Friends" MacTrast 11:21 AM
  • "Sky's NOW TV app for Android and iOS lets you watch on the big screen via Chromecast" The Next Web 8:51 AM
  • "Yohann is a Beautifully Minimalist Stand for iPad [Video] iClarified 8:34 AM
  • "Reddit makes AMA sessions easier to digest with official iPhone and iPad app" iMore 8:34 AM
  • "Elgato Unveils 'Eve' HomeKit Supported Smart Home Sensors, Hub-Less Smart Bulb" MacRumors 8:32 AM
  • "Refill is now available for the iPad too" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "PDF Forms 3.0 Brings Signature Scanner - Enhances Annotation Toolbox" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "New Limo Manager iOS App offers a worldwide legal alternative to Uber" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "i4software Announces the Worldwide Release of Prizmia for GoPro" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Do Up - Free Hidden Object Games Features Great Graphics and 400 Objects" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Deflect Fireballs and Destroy Bombs in Bomb Squadz 1.0 for iOS" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Candy Jam Rush Offers a Mind Enriching Gaming Experience" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "A Hungry Mouse updated with New Timing Game Mode and iOS 8 Support" prMac 8:16 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft China accidentally confirms that Windows 9 is 'coming soon': It was over in a flash but the internet remembers" The Inquirer 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft mistakenly teases Windows 9 in China" Electronista 7:09 AM
  • "Windows 9 teased by Microsoft China; confirms name in the process" Neowin 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Defies Judge, Refuses To Hand Over Customer Emails" Forbes 7:43 AM
  • "AMD's last FX gasp: 5GHz FX-9590 down to $230, new lower-power 8-core chips debut" ExtremeTech 8:51 AM
  • "AMD FX-8370 and FX-8370E 8-Core CPU Reviews" HotHardware 7:41 AM
  • "AMD's new eight-core FX chips based on aging Piledriver architecture: AMD aims new eight-core FX chips at PCs from under $1,000 to $1,500" Computerworld New Zealand 9:04 AM
  • "AMD's Radeon R9 285: A Review of Tonga/Optimizing Tahiti..." SemiAccurate 7:41 AM
  • "AMD Radeon R9 285 review: The GCN 1.2 torpedo that takes out Nvidia's GTX 760" ExtremeTech 9:42 AM
  • "AMD's new Tonga aka R8 285 may have new tech: We aren't actually sure what it does though" SemiAccurate 7:41 AM
  • "AMD's FX-8370E processor reviewed: Eight threads at 95W" The Tech Report 7:42 AM
  • "AMD targeting Intel's i5 with new 95-watt 'E Series' line of processors: Price drop and 125-watt FX-8370 processor are also en route this week" TechRadar UK 7:47 AM
  • "AMD Radeon R9 285 review: The GCN 1.2 torpedo that takes out Nvidia's GTX 760" ExtremeTech 7:42 AM
  • "AMD Radeon R9 285 Review feat. Powercolor" bit-tech 7:42 AM
  • "Intel's 8-core Core i7 processors will make lower cost workstations more powerful" Digital Arts 7:47 AM
  • "Intel releases eight core desktop CPU" Channel EYE 7:47 AM
  • "Briefly: Origin PC's 'Haswell E' processor, CyberpowerPC's Intel X99Ch" Electronista 7:08 AM
  • "HP Widens Server Lead Over IBM" Forbes 8:27 AM
  • "Break out that old HP TouchPad or Nexus 4: webOS port launches as LuneOS" Gigaom 9:54 AM
  • "IBM's Watson aims to pick the fashion trends/Summary: IBM is working with retailers to get the company's cognitive computing system Watson to help customers decide what to wear." ZDNet 8:00 AM
  • "IBM opens new client centre in Delhi" The Hindu 8:01 AM
  • "Cisco Systems Given Overweight Rating at Morgan Stanley (CSCO)" WKRB 7:43 AM
  • "DRAM oversupply to disrupt market oligopoly in 2015" EE Times Asia 6:55 AM
  • "3D printing: Unleashing its real potential" EE Times Asia 6:55 AM
  • "ARM says momentum is growing for 64-bit chip designs" The Inquirer 7:19 AM
  • "A New Technology To Help Visually Impaired Shoppers Is Being Tested By IBM in Brazil" Forbes 8/31
  • "MSN Messenger Is Completely Shutting Down On October 31st" Forbes 8/31
  • "Intel Benchmarks DirectX 12, Looks Better Than DX11" Digital Trends 8/31
  • "Intel reaffirms its commitment, product lines to PC gaming market" Electronista 8/31
  • "Flaw lets hackers break your WiFi router's security with one guess" Engadget 8/31
  • "The Most Amazing PCs Of August 2014" Forbes 8/31
  • "Five Reasons Why China's Desktop OS Will Fail" Digital Trends 8/31
  • "Race to gigabit Internet service takes off: Four years after the National Broadband Plan, communities and carriers are deploying next-gen infrastructure that will bring gigabit speed Internet to homes, universities, and businesses." CNET 8/31
  • "What you can expect from Windows 9 (codename Threshold)" ITProPortal 8/30
  • "Microsoft to flick on MSN Messenger kill switch in China: Redmond silences aged IM service, touts Skype at People's Republic" The Register 8/30
  • "Microsoft refuses to give access to emails stored outside US" Neowin 8/30
  • "Microsoft said to be interested in popular Android mod, Cyanogen" Neowin 8/30
  • "Review roundup: Intel's 8-core Haswell-E is the fastest desktop CPU ever" Engadget 8/30
  • "Intel finally releases Haswell-E Extreme Edition processors/Summary: The long-awaited refresh of its high-end chips includes the company's first eight-core desktop CPU, the $999 Core i7-5960X." ZDNet 8/30
  • "Intel Reveals Core i7-5960X Processor Extreme Edition, An 8-Core Processor Gaming Monster At PAX" Microsoft News 8/30
  • "Intel launches Core i7 Extreme Edition processors with 6, 8 cores[u] Electronista 8/30
  • "Dell says its curved monitor will help make you a better gamer" Engadget 8/30
  • "Dell Tempts Gamers With Curvy 34-Inch UltraSharp Monitor, Slated For Holiday Release" HotHardware 8/30
  • "Alienware just built the Mac Pro of gaming PCs: Expect no less than a monster price for this crazy machine" The Verge 8/30
  • "Alienware Reveals New Area-51 Gaming Machine With Ultra HD Resolution" Argyll Free Press 8/30
  • "Where's my cloud price cut?" Gigaom 8/30
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Piper Jaffray ups Apple price target to $120 with high hopes for iOS 8 home & health features" AppleInsider 8:35 AM
  • "Apple's 'fab fall' predicted to help drive company's stock price to $123 per share" AppleInsider 11:22 AM
  • "Why Apple Stock Is Higher Today" TheStreet 8:52 AM
  • "Analyzing Apple Is Tough, Owning It Is Easy" Seeking Alpha 8:24 AM
Industry News
  • "Apple, Tesla hit intraday records; Trina rallies on China deal" MarketWatch 10:55 AM
  • "Stocks: 4 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 8:16 AM
  • "Stock Market Today: Futures Rise, S&P 500 Sits Near All-Time Highs to Begin September" TheStreet 8:16 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Pause After Recent Gains: U.S. Equity Market Was Closed Monday For Labor Day" [Paid Membership Required] 10:55 AM
  • "Asia Markets: apan stocks climb to seven-month high as yen weakens/Japan stocks climbed on Tuesday to its highest closing level in seven months, with a softer yen helping boost export-related shares." MarketWatch 8:16 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Luxottica falls, Weir rises: European movers/Here are companies whose shares are making notable moves in European trade Tuesday." MarketWatch 8:16 AM
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 10 a.m." Associated Press 10:54 AM

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