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Tuesday Highlights: Apple acquires Perceptio, an Artificial Intelligence startup, appears the company is looking to beef up Siri but not compromise our privacy; Apple issues new betas of Xcode, iOS 9.1 and tvOS; Macworld reviews Dragon 5.0.1 speech recognition for OS X; ABCNews posts video of Steve Jobs that highlights his softer side; Microsoft releases a new Surface, a convertible laptop, and a new stylus, all aimed at Apple's latest products; Porsche passes on Google's Android Auto because Google demands too much data, goes with Apple's CarPlay instead; Apple releases a bunch of Apple Watch commercials; rumor out of Japan has iPad Pro arriving week one of November; unboxing video of new Apple Watch Hermès; MacRumors and 9to5Mac review the new Charge Dock from Belkin which charges your iPhone and Apple Watch; TechHive reviews the new TiVo Bolt.

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  • "Apple Acquires Startup Developing Advanced AI for Phones"  Bloomberg 8:21 AM
  • "Apple buys deep learning startup Perceptio, hints at better iOS image processing" The Inquirer 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Acquires Perceptio, An Artificial Intelligence Startup" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Apple's Latest Buy Could Smarten Up Siri, Without Compromising Privacy"  Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "Apple needs to fix its privacy issues, and fast"  The Next Web 8:39 AM
  • "Dragon 5.0.1 review: Speech recognition for the Mac gets improved accuracy, better interface" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Imported photos in OS X don't appear in iCloud library" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "The huge value of pinning a tab in El Capitan" The Loop 8:43 AM
  • "iClipboard is a must have accessory for OS X El Capitan" Apple World Today 8:10 AM
  • "Hands On: Paste 1.1.0 (OS X)" MacNN 12:05 PM
  • "Getting Final Cut Pro X timelines into Adobe After Effects with Automatic Duck's Ximport AE" 8:46 AM
  • "When Apple made a CD-ROM to help your Mac's true colors shine through" Macworld 8:33 AM
Press Releases
  • "Tweetbot for Mac updated to version 2.1 with iOS feature parity, bug fixes" 9to5Mac 11:53 AM
  • "TrackSift 2 -Nine fun and useful Tools for iTunes in one easy to use app" Doug's AppleScripts 8:58 AM
  • "177 Commercial Use Fonts Added to Premium Fonts Collection" prMac 11:57 AM
  • "uBar 3.0 for Mac OS X - The Custom Dock Replacement for the Mac" prMac 8:20 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Newly Released Tapes Reveal Visionary Genius of Apple's Steve Jobs" [Video] ABCNews 9:02 AM
  • "Video Shared With Apple Employees Shows 'Softer Side' of Steve Jobs" MacRumors 9:03 AM
  • "GIS reports strong performance for September due to Apple orders" DigiTimes 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Throws Shade On The Apple Pencil" TechCrunch 11:53 AM
  • "Surface Pro 4 is '50 percent faster than the MacBook Air'" The Inquirer 11:54 AM
  • "Porsche chooses Apple CarPlay because Google reportedly asks for too much data" The Verge 8:25 AM
  • "Porsche approves CarPlay for new 911, rejects Android Auto as Google demands too much data" 9to5Mac 8:25 AM
  • "Apple approves first adblocker that works within mobile apps" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:14 AM
  • "Apple shows off some funky commercials for the Apple Watch" Memeburn 8:32 AM
  • "From analog to digital: How Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs' captures the rapid advancement of technology" AppleInsider 11:54 AM
  • "Apple Interbrand's Number One Most Valuable Global Brand For 3rd Consecutive Year" MacPrices 8:28 AM
  • "Does Apple plan a robot army to combat the android horde?" Computerworld 8:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Verizon decides to support Samsung Pay after all" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Microsoft's new Lumia phones boast facial recognition, liquid cooling" Cult of Android 12:05 PM
  • "Study: Heavy Internet Use Linked To High Blood Pressure In Teens" TechCrunch 11:52 AM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-06: The Fight Over Steve Jobs's History" The Mac Observer 1:01 PM
  • "Metamorphosis: The Critical Path #160" asymco 9:13 AM
  • "Sketchy Japanese supply-chain report says iPad Pro will go on sale in 1st week of November" 9to5Mac 8:25 AM
  • "iPad Pro tipped to launch in the first week of November" BGR 8:28 AM
  • "YiSpecter iOS malware found, only limited threat to most users" MacNN 8:27 AM
  • "Apple on YiSpector iOS malware: Don't download from untrusted sources and keep updated" ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "iOS 9 devices will now get smaller, faster app downloads" The Next Web 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Now Accepting iPhone 6s In-Store Reservations in Second Wave Launch Countries" MacRumors 8:28 AM
  • "Apple issues new tvOS build to developers, iOS 9.1 beta 4 to devs and public testers" 9to5Mac 12:04 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Fourth iOS 9.1 Beta, Third tvOS Beta to Developers" MacRumors 12:04 PM
  • "Apple releases iOS 9.1 beta 4 – go get it now!" BGR 12:04 PM
  • "Apple Wins a Patent for a New 3D Camera Accessory & Desktop Stand with Virtual Projection" Patently Apple 8:44 AM
  • "Apple patent involves a 3D camera and a projected keyboard" Apple World Today 8:44 AM
  • "Apple's angled camera concept could enable virtual keyboard docks" AppleInsider 12:07 PM
  • "Apple Granted 46 Patents Today Covering an Apple Watch Stand Design, Magnetometer Calibration & Much More" Patently Apple 8:33 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 11:24 AM
  • "Photo Reminders For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" App Sliced 11:24 AM
  • "My Cartoon For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" App Sliced 11:24 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:10 AM
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  • "Apple Watch Hermès unboxing, pairing, and custom faces [Video] 9to5Mac 12:07 PM
  • "Watch: Apple Watch Hermès unboxing video" iDownload Blog 12:05 PM
  • "Belkin Debuts 'Charge Dock' With First Integrated Chargers for Apple Watch and iPhone" MacRumors 8:28 AM
  • "Review: Belkin's Charge Dock, the first w/ an integrated Apple Watch charger" 9to5Mac 8:25 AM
  • "TiVo Bolt review: The best DVR gets better" TechHive 8:22 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Mobile Ad-block-alypse: Here comes the first ad blocking app that claims it can block Facebook ads too" Business Insider 8:49 AM
  • "TripGo - iOS Review" Tapscape 8:53 AM
  • "Hands On: Dominant Species 2.0.2 (iOS)" MacNN 8:28 AM
  • "'Need For Speed: No Limits' Review - More Timers, Less Aaron Paul" Touch Arcade 12:07 PM
  • "The Voice Recognition Revolution: Move Over Siri and Meet the New Kids" Nerd Vittles 8:53 AM
  • "How to Switch From Android to iOS (and Vice Versa)" Wired 8:21 AM
  • "Tip: Take your Mac or iOS device off of the Public Beta track" Six Colors 12:04 PM
  • "15 Hidden iPhone 6s / 6s Plus Tips And Tricks" Redmond Pie 8:53 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Stories Need to Be Told, Stop Fighting about Books and Movies" The Mac Observer 1:01 PM
  • "iOS 'Photoshop Fix' App Exposes The Inadequacy Of Apple's iPad Pro" Seeking Alpha 12:07 PM
  • "People think their iPhones get slower every time a new one comes out" Business Insider 12:05 PM
  • "Apple And The Age Of Excessive Expectations" PixoBebo 11:25 AM
  • "1 Word: What Makes Apple Different" Mac 360 11:25 AM
  • "Microsoft calls out Tim Cook ahead of Surface Pro 4 announcement" The Verge 9:13 AM
  • "Apple's latest acquisition could help improve imaging on iOS" The Next Web 8:38 AM
  • "This is Microsoft's new Surface Pro 4: better in nearly every way" The Verge 12:06 PM
  • "Comic: The Bezos Awakens" iMore 12:04 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Mini-review: Cookie Cookie, the iOS app you'll only open once but appreciate daily" 9to5Mac 12:07 PM
  • "With 'go-go' in the name, wireless chargers bring quick juice to your iPhone" Cult of Mac 12:06 PM
  • "Beddit sleep tracking mattress sensor and Apple Watch app combo debuts" MacNN 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Updates Apple Maps to Include Transit Data for Boston and Sydney" MacTrast 8:46 AM
  • "Twitter launches its 'Project Lightning' curated news & events feature called Moments" 9to5Mac 8:44 AM
  • "iPhone 6s Tips & Tricks - Tips book released for iPhone 6s" prMac 11:54 AM
  • "Now Available - Salt & Pepper 2: A Surreal Salty Physics Game" prMac 11:54 AM
  • "Burundi Radio Online (Live Media) 1.0 Customized for iOS App" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Record Audio Easily With Instant Audio Recorder for iOS" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "Cartoon Puzzle Game AZZL From Jutiful Launches Today In The App Store" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "Treehoven Bear Family Activities Jigsaw Puzzles for iOS and Apple Watch" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "iOS photography app: 'Creepy Victorian Photo' - transform your portrait into a strange scary ancestral photography" Eerie Technology 8:09 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft announces Surface Pro 4" Engadget 10:24 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils first laptop, updated devices using Windows 10" Reuters 1:01 PM
  • "Microsoft announces the Surface Pro 4" Neowin 11:40 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 4: Same size, bigger screen, starting at $899" VentureBeat 12:03 PM
  • "Surface Pro 4's accessories include lighter, thinner Type Cover and upgraded dock" The Verge 1:01 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 4 announced with new Surface Pen, starts at $899: Windows Hello, Cortana, and all the best of Windows 10 inside the thinnest, most powerful Surface yet" The Verge 11:42 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils Surface Book: 13.5-inch laptop starting at $1,499" VentureBeat 11:44 AM
  • "Windows 10 is a massive hit, now on more than 100 million devices" BGR 10:32 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Windows 10 flagship phones double as desktop PCs" GeekWire 10:23 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils Display Dock, a Lumia accessory that turns your Windows 10 phone into a PC" VentureBeat 10:26 AM
  • "Flagship Windows Phones at last: The Lumia 950, 950XL, and 550" Ars Technica 10:27 AM
  • "Microsoft's 5.7-inch Lumia 950 XL packs a hexa-core processor for $649" Engadget 10:36 AM
  • "Meet the Lumia 950, Microsoft's first Windows 10 flagship" Engadget 10:36 AM
  • "Microsoft HoloLens reaches developers in early 2016 for $3,000" Engadget 10:32 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils the Microsoft Band 2 for $249, available October 30" VentureBeat 11:13 AM
  • "The new Microsoft Band has a curved screen, fancy metal accents" Engadget 10:33 AM
  • "The new Microsoft Band is a sleeker, curvier fitness tracker: You can preorder the new fitness band now for $249, available on October 30." Ars Technica 10:16 AM
  • "The $249 New Microsoft Band Is Microsoft's Answer To Smartwatches" TechCrunch 10:36 AM
  • "Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition: Coming Q1 2016 for $3,000/First public HoloLens version won't be for consumers; it'll be for developers." Ars Technica 10:16 AM
  • "Microsoft OWA falls victim to password-pinching APT attack" The Inquirer 10:36 AM
  • "Your Microsoft Account identifier is stored in plain text, exposing you online" Neowin 7:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Takes Journey to DevOps Success" eWeek 7:32 AM
  • "Dear Google: Intel Can Build Your $50 Android One Phone" Seeking Alpha 7:18 AM
  • "IBM's New Unit Bets on Boom in Artificial Intelligence: Division will advise companies on using IBM's Watson artificial-intelligence software" [Paid Membership Required] 7:56 AM
  • "IBM releases Power-based Linux servers with Nvidia GPUs: IBM OpenPower Foundation users get three new toys" The Inquirer 7:41 AM
  • "Cisco security researchers disable big distributor of 'ransomware'" Reuters 7:57 AM
  • "Cisco stakes a claim for Internet of Things security and analytics" ZDNet 7:38 AM
  • "Internet of Things? Here's Cisco's internet of robots, pipelines, and power grids" ZDNet 7:38 AM
  • "Dell updates Precision range, brings in new monitors" Telecompaper 7:58 AM
  • "Dell SecureWorks Launches Emergency Cyber Incident Response for Clients deploying on Amazon Web Services" The Financial 7:59 AM
  • "AMD partners with Oculus and Dell to Power Oculus Ready PCs" Technuter 1:11 PM
  • "Dell beefs up Oculus-Ready PCs with AMD Radeon graphics" T3 7:58 AM
  • "HP and Dell suspend use of interns in Chinese factories: The US computer giants are investigating reports that students are forced to labour making their servers, but what about the rest?" The Guardian 7:58 AM
  • "HP launches OpenSwitch community, open source NOS" Telecompaper 8:00 AM
  • "HP releases its own Linux OS flavour for open source network switches: Firm hopes to take vendor lock in out of software-defined networking" The Inquirer 7:41 AM
  • "Linux developer who took on Linus Torvalds over abuse quits 'toxic' kernel community" ZDNet 7:38 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Pac Crest Still Sees a Miss on iPhone Units in FYQ1" Barron's 8:47 AM
Industry News
  • "Europe cracks down on U.S. tech with data ruling" CNNMoney 9:37 AM
  • "U.S. stocks struggle for direction as earnings loom: PepsiCo earnings beat forecast; Freeport-McMoRan weighs changes; DuPont shares surge" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "Nasdaq Lags as Biotech Suffers Selloff" TheStreet 1:02 PM
  • "S&P 500 Opens Lower After 5 Days Of Gains" FOXBusiness 9:39 AM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stocks Struggle As Trade Deficit Widens, IMF Cuts Outlook" Nasdaq 1:04 PM
  • "Futures lower; Japanese stocks gain" USA Today 7:54 AM
  • "Global Stocks Lose Momentum: Investors considering implications of a further wait for increase in U.S. interest rates" Technuter 1:12 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan leads Asian shares higher on bets BOJ will loosen up/Markets across Asia rallied Tuesday, with shares in Japan rising on bets that its central bank may further loosen monetary policy at its meeting this week." MarketWatch 7:54 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks waver around 2-week high/European stock markets swung between small gains and losses on Tuesday as a string of disappointing data has forced investors to assess the effect of sluggish growth in China on the global economy." MarketWatch 7:54 AM

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