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Of these three, you prefer: Apple Music, Spotify, or Pandora?

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Of these three, you prefer: Apple Music, Spotify, or Pandora? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Friday Highlights: Sources inform the Wall Street Journal that Apple has begun talking with Jay Z about acquiring his Tidal music service; Micah Singleton at The Verge straddles the pro/con fence of the deal; Seeking Alpha calls the deal "savvy", but Leila Abboud thinks we should be afraid of it; Jonny Evans calls Apple "the music industry rest home"—more in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; also in the music news, Spotify looks to be "manufacturing an App Store antitrust issue", saying Apple's policies are causing them "grave harm", and company is using app rules as "weapons"; Dan Moren explains how Apple's new "OS's complete each other"; iMore looks at Apple's ongoing "commitment to accessibility"; Tim Cook joins Nike Board of Directors; Cydia shown running on iOS 10 by Pangu team suggesting jailbreak of 9.3.2 is on the table; might Apple Watch be Apple's next big thing?

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  • "Apple Slams Spotify For Asking For 'Preferential Treatment': 'We find it troubling that you ... are publicly resorting to rumors and half-truths about our service.'"  BuzzFeed 2:05 PM
  • "Apple says Spotify's app already violates App Store rules: The implication seems to be that noncompliance will get the music-streaming service booted from the App Store." Recode 2:06 PM
  • "Apple returns fire on Spotify, calling out 'rumors and half-truths' over App Store rejection" TechCrunch 2:17 PM
  • "Apple to Spotify: We're Not Giving You Special Treatment" PC Magazine 3:49 PM
  • "Spotify accuses Apple of using app rules as 'weapons'" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Spotify Accuses Apple of 'Grave Harm'" Investopedia 7:48 AM
  • "Spotify's concerns over Apple Music are obvious but it's just manufacturing an App Store antitrust issue"  Foss Patents 8:04 AM
  • "Apple 'considering takeover' of Jay Z's streaming service Tidalbeat"  BBC 7:45 AM
  • "Why Apple buying Tidal makes sense: ... and why it doesn't"  The Verge 7:48 AM
  • "Apple: Piper Pegs a Tidal Deal Price at Half a Billion $$" Barron's 4:15 PM
  • "Apple's Music Business Has Hit an Inflection Point: Here's How" Market Realist 10:54 AM
  • "It's the ecosystem, stupid: Why Apple's latest OS's complete each other/With iOS 10, macOS Sierra, and watchOS 3, we've gone beyond the stage of Apple products simply working better with other Apple products, and more into them actively working together."  Macworld 7:55 AM
  • "When 'No Longer Available' strikes in iCloud Music Library" Macworld 7:55 AM
  • "Apple Finally Put Siri Where It Belongs: Siri feels like a true personal assistant on the Mac" Time 2:17 PM
  • "How stickers and apps work in iMessage for iOS 10" iMore 7:52 AM
  • "How to transfer a video from OS X to iOS" Macworld 7:55 AM
  • "How-To: Show the size of folders in the Finder on Mac [Video] 9to5Mac 4:14 PM
  • "Tip: change your FaceTime ringtone on your Mac to match your iPhone or iPad" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
  • "How to enable the hidden Develop menu in Safari on Mac" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
  • "Fileloupe a solid companion app for the OS X Finder, Photos, iMovie, more" Apple World Today 7:54 AM
  • "The Mac's Best Personal Information Manager" Mac 360 8:12 AM
  • "How To Use All Mac Keyboard Shortcuts In Every App" TeraTalks 8:11 AM
  • "Lyn Is A Faster Way To Browse Photos And Images On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 7:38 AM
Press Releases
  • "Hide and view hidden files on Mac with Funter" prMac 7:49 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's continuing commitment to accessibility" iMore 8:35 AM
  • "You have to see Apple's spaceship-like campus — it has a 100,000-square-foot gym: New drone footage shows Apple campus as it nears completion" MarketWatch 11:19 AM
  • "Bon Iver frontman slams 'horrid' Apple Music" Cult of Mac 9:48 AM
  • "Bad month for Apple repairs as Tekserve to close, Louis Rossman videos likely to disappear" 9to5Mac 7:54 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook May Watch Nike Whiff on Huge 2020 Sales Goal: Nike is on track to miss its ambitious $50 billion 2020 sales target." TheStreet 7:48 AM
  • "NASA and Apple Music Team Up For Visions in Harmony" MacStories 8:03 AM
  • "Elizabeth Warren's epic 2015 political rant foreshadowed this year's populist anger: The Massachusetts Senator isn't shy about taking on big targets — be it Trump or tech." Recode 7:52 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Why AI's massive disruptions may be just what you're looking for" CBS News 10:54 AM
  • "The Coming Tech Referendum" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:48 AM
  • "Text Messaging Creates Unique Brain Waves" Forbes 7:46 AM
  • "A brief history of the QWERTY keyboard: On July 1, 1874, the Remington typewriter hit the market, with the earliest version of what would become the keyboard layout we still use today." CNET 7:46 AM
  • "Apple Talk 08: The next iPhone, with Neil Cybart" iMore 5:19 PM
  • "Instagram's Kevin Systrom, Unfiltered: The CEO of Instagram on the past and future of the popular photo-sharing app" [Paid Membership Required] 2:18 PM
  • "The Dalrymple Report: How Am I Going to Top That?" The Loop 2:17 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-01: Apple Music and Tidal, Spotify's App Store Gripe" The Mac Observer 1:15 PM
  • "Road to Macstock -Matt Hillyer on The Benefits of Virtualization" MacVoices 1:14 PM
  • "CNET UK podcast 488: Android Nougat, suing Apple for billions and angering Adele" CNET 8:40 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks iOS 10, Thunderbolt displays, HomeKit, more" AppleInsider 7:54 AM
  • "IPhone 7 won't be game changer: Analyst" CNBC Videos 8:45 AM
  • "This is what a black iPhone 7 would look like" Tech Insider 8:40 AM
  • "Pangu shows Cydia running on iOS 10; reportedly hints at upcoming iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak" 9to5Mac 8:36 AM
  • "TSMC discloses NT$4.4 billion worth of facility construction for Nanjing site" DigiTimes 8:03 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM

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  • "Review: Nyne Rebel Wireless Bluetooth Speaker" iLounge 4:15 PM
  • "The Corsair Gaming K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Keyboard Review" AnandTech 8:04 AM
  • "Foldio 2: Reasonably Priced Portable Lightbox and its iOS App" eXtensions 9:43 AM
  • "Samsung CF591 Curved Monitor Review" HotHardware 1:17 PM
  • "How Using an Ultrawide Monitor Boosted My Productivity (and Can Boost Yours)" Lifehacker 10:53 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-On With Apple's Redesigned Maps App in iOS 10" MacRumors 5:21 PM
  • "Apple Music or Spotify — which is better?" iMore 9:48 AM
  • "BusyCal Updates Mac Calendar Alternative, Expands to iOS" TidBITS 10:55 AM
  • "Intuit QuickBooks Self-Employed (for iPhone)" PC Magazine 8:03 AM
  • "GoDaddy Bookkeeping Essentials (for iPhone)" PC Magazine 8:03 AM
  • "Heuristic Shakespeare - The Tempest (for iPad)" PC Magazine 8:03 AM
  • "'Tap My Katamari' Review - The Current Trend, This Tapping Craze" Touch Arcade 2:17 PM
  • "How Using an Ultrawide Monitor Boosted My Productivity (and Can Boost Yours)" Lifehacker 5:02 PM
  • "How to Use 72 New Emoji Icons Right Now from Unicode 9" OS X Daily 2:18 PM
  • "Video: See how widgets in iOS 10 offer quick access to app data" AppleInsider 10:55 AM
  • "Does Playing Loud Music Kill Your Battery Faster?" Gizmodo 10:55 AM
  • "iOS 10 tidbit: managing read receipts on a per-conversation basis" iDownload Blog 10:54 AM
  • "10 ways to make your summer photos amazing" Macworld 7:55 AM
  • "Opinion: Unpacking Apple, Beats Music and a possible Tidal acquisition" 9to5Mac 4:55 PM
  • "You Thought iPhone is a Cute Telephone with Internet -Wrong" The Mac Observer 3:50 PM
  • "Louis Rossmann, the guy who repairs Apple hardware, is under attack" Mac Kung Fu 11:25 AM
  • "Searching for a good reason to remove the headphone jack" Six Colors 10:57 AM
  • "Comment: Despite appearances, UK customers don't get a raw deal from Apple on product prices" 9to5Mac 8:40 AM
  • "Just How Big Is Apple's Watch Business?" Mac360 8:36 AM
  • "The New Way To Buy Apps" Mac360 8:11 AM
  • "Watch Out Streaming Music Market, Apple wants to Buy Tidal" The Mac Observer 3:51 PM
  • "If Apple buys Tidal, then it won't be for the subscribers — it has only 3 million" Business Insider 2:50 PM
  • "Apple Could be Purchasing Tidal, Or Not" AppAdvice 2:06 PM
  • "Opinion: Unpacking Apple, Beats Music and a possible Tidal acquisition" 9to5Mac 4:15 PM
  • "Why Would Apple Music Buy Tidal?" Kirkville 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's 'next big thing' might already be here"  ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "With iPhone 7 Likely To Disappoint, This Fall Is Samsung's Time To Strike" Forbes 7:45 AM
  • "This crazy graphic charts all of the scientific advancements behind the iPhone" BGR 4:50 PM
  • "Android's full-disk encryption just got much weaker—here's why: Unlike Apple's iOS, Android is vulnerable to several key-extraction techniques." Ars Technica 5:03 PM
  • "Is the 'rugged' Galaxy S7 Active worth the extra $100?" CIO 7:55 AM
  • "After a fatal Tesla crash, the debate over the safety of semi-autonomous technology continues" Recode 2:29 PM
  • "Tesla Autopilot Death a Stark Reminder that Autonomous Vehicles Are Still Early" The Mac Observer 7:17 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "That Eye-Fi card you could have bought a year ago is going to stop working on September 16th" The Verge 2:29 PM
  • "Sling TV Now Offers 'Orange' and 'Blue' Service Tiers, More Channels" MacTrast 10:58 AM
  • "Swiftpoint Launches Advanced Pivot, Tilt And Roll Gaming Mouse (For Desktop Power Users Too)" MacPrices 10:30 AM
  • "Beoplay H5 Wireless Earphones Bang & Olufsen" Wired 7:49 AM
  • "Hillarymoji is an iPhone keyboard for pantsuit-starved millennials" CNET 7:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Oracle ordered to pay $3bn to HPE in latest Itanium case twist" V3 9:07 AM
  • "HPE wins $3 billion in damages after Oracle withdrew products supporting Itanium" Neowin 9:07 AM
  • "Oracle told to pay HPE $3 billion for ditching Itanium servers" IT PRO 9:06 AM
  • "Oracle To Pay HP Enterprise $3 Billion In Damages After Losing Itanium Lawsuit" Tech Times 9:06 AM
  • "HPE wins $3 billion in a lawsuit against Oracle" InfoWorld 9:06 AM
  • "Oracle to Pay $3B for Hewlett-Packard Contract Breach" NBC News 9:06 AM
  • "Oracle ordered to pay $3bn to HPE over Itanium back stab" The Inquirer 9:00 AM
  • "Oracle owes HP $3 billion in damages for breach of contract, jury says" The Verge 9:00 AM
  • "Jury Slaps Oracle With $3B in Damages in HPE Itanium Case" eWeek 8:58 AM
  • "Oracle loses $3 billion verdict for ditching HP Itanium chip" Live Mint 8:58 AM
  • "Oracle ordered to pay HP $4bn in Itanium server suit: Software giant pledges to appeal." iTNews Australia 8:56 AM
  • "Oracle Should Pay $3 Billion to HP, Jury Says -- WSJ" Nasdaq 8:55 AM
  • "Jury awards HP $3 billion in damages from Oracle" Engadget 8:47 AM
  • "Microsoft's week: Windows 10 due 2 August, cross-platform .Net Core available" V3 9:55 AM
  • "Windows 10 Build 14379 arrives as Microsoft preps for impending Anniversary Update" The Inquirer 9:54 AM
  • "Rumors Suggest Microsoft Is Prepping An All-In-One Surface" Digital Trends 9:53 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update will start to roll out August 2" Pocketnow 9:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Offers System Reminder About Windows 10 Free Upgrade Expiration (KB3173040)" SuperSite for Windows 9:52 AM
  • "Cindy Rose named as Microsoft UK's next CEO, taking the seat in November" Windows Central 9:51 AM
  • "Microsoft names Cindy Rose as first first lady of UK ops" The Register 9:51 AM
  • "Microsoft nabs Vodafone executive to take over as UK CEO" V3 9:50 AM
  • "Both Windows 7 and Windows 10 usage increased in June 2016" WinBeta 9:47 AM
  • "Windows 10 Sets New Personal Best, Windows 7 Drops to All-Time Low in June" Softpedia 9:38 AM
  • "Win10, Surface, cloud: Microsoft's new global channel chief opens up" CRN 9:38 AM
  • "Microsoft's Biggest Ally Gives Up on Android for Windows 10" Softpedia 9:37 AM
  • "Finally: Starbucks App for Windows 10 Shipped to Store, to Launch Soon" Softpedia 9:37 AM
  • "Windows 10 Build 14379 Launches with Worthy Improvements" Softpedia 9:36 AM
  • "Dell reportedly paying $25m to appease disgruntled investor" CRN UK 9:26 AM
  • "Dell is done with Android: again: The company is discontinuing all its Android tablets: which means it's done with Android for now." CNET 2:46 PM
  • "Dell waves goodbye to Android tablets, will focus on hybrid devices" BetaNews 9:27 AM
  • "Dell bets on Windows 2-in-1s, gives up on Android tablets" Hexus 9:27 AM
  • "Dell Steps Out Of Android Tablet Business, Discontinues OS Updates Too" Tech Times 9:27 AM
  • "Dell To Discontinue Android Tablets In Favor Of Windows 2-In-1 Devices" UberGizmo 9:26 AM
  • "Dell is killing its Venue Android tablet series to focus on Windows" TechShout 9:25 AM
  • "Dell gives up on Android-based Venue tabs to focus on Windows convertibles" Pocketnow 9:25 AM
  • "Dell gives up on Android tablets" Channel Eye 9:24 AM
  • "Dell Gives Up Android Venue Tablets For Windows" Nasdaq 9:24 AM
  • "Dell Exits Android Tablet Market, Abandoning Software Updates, Focusing On Windows 10 Convertibles" HotHardware 4:42 PM
  • "Milestone Systems Enters Partnership with Dell" Comms Business 9:18 AM
  • "Dell abandons Android tablets in push towards Windows hybrids" phoneArena 9:17 AM
  • "HPE Executive Changes Put Focus on The Machine" eWeek 5:03 PM
  • "Intel wants to be inside self-driving cars, partnering with BMW on its iNEXT vehicle" PCWorld 12:45 PM
  • "BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye Team Up to Bring Autonomous Driving to Streets by 2021" CDR Info 9:13 AM
  • "BMW and Intel plan robot car production" BBC 9:13 AM
  • "Why Intel Got Inside BMW-Mobileye Deal" EE Times 9:13 AM
  • "BMW to develop driverless car technology with Intel, Mobileye" Reuters 9:13 AM
  • "BMW, Intel, and Mobileye will launch an autonomous car in five years" Ars Technica 9:12 AM
  • "Intel Refutes Claim That It Includes Backdoors in Its CPUs" Softpedia 9:12 AM
  • "Leaked slides show Nvidia GTX 1060; claim it's 'much faster' than AMD RX 480" Neowin 9:10 AM
  • "Nvidia Says New GeForce GTX 1060 Is Faster Than AMD's Radeon TX 480" CDR Info 9:09 AM
  • "AMD's 150W RX480 uses more than 150W, snubbing PCI-E specifications" Lazy Gamer 9:08 AM
  • "Cisco chasing HPE in cloud infrastructure market" CRN UK 8:41 AM
  • "Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 05, 2016" Nasdaq 8:40 AM
  • "Upskill U: Cisco on OpenStack's Approach to Video Delivery" Light Reading 8:40 AM
  • "IBM Watson joins Moonshot initiative to tackle US veteran cancer" Pharma Phorum 9:32 AM
  • "IBM breakthrough in polycarbonate recycling" Recycling 9:31 AM
  • "IBM Opens Blockchain-Oriented, Bluemix Garage In NYC" InformationWeek 3:49 PM
  • "IBM and Cisco Ink Cloud Partnership" Investopedia 2:49 PM
  • "Cisco, IBM To 'Infuse' Watson Into Cloud Collaboration Tools" TechWeekEurope 8:40 AM
  • "Swisscom taps Cisco to deliver 4KTV experiences for Euro 2016" Rapid TV News 8:38 AM
  • "Cisco takes deep breath, plunges into Puppet's DevOps pool" The Register 8:37 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Fate Depends On Product, Not Hardware Innovation" Seeking Alpha 4:50 PM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 shake off Brexit, log best week of 2016: U.S. markets are closed for Fourth of July" MarketWatch 3:53 PM
  • "Stocks Close Out Massive Week With Quiet Gains: Wall Street was far quieter than normal on Friday after an eventful week as traders escaped the office early for the long Independence Day weekend." TheStreet 3:52 PM
  • "Stocks close higher on first day of 3rd qtr., nearly wipe out Brexit losses" USA Today 3:52 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher For 4th Straight Day After Upbeat Manufacturing Data" MarketWatch Pulse 4:16 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Up as Government Bond Yields Touch New Lows: Shares inch up amid hopes central banks will remain supportive after Brexit vote" [Paid Membership Required] 3:51 PM
  • "Asian markets end higher after BOE signals more easing: Asian stock markets rose Friday after Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney signaled a stronger possibility of a summer rate cut to support the U.K. economy in the wake of the country's vote last week to leave the European Union." MarketWatch 7:41 AM
  • "European stocks shrug off Brexit worry to snap string of weekly losses: European stocks ended higher Friday, pushing the Stoxx Europe 600 to its best week in five after a stunning series of sharp gains in the wake of the U.K.'s Brexit vote." MarketWatch 12:48 PM

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