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  • "Can Apple grow market share? Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray analyst, digs deep into Apple' quarterly results, and explains why Apple needs to do more acquisitions."  CNBC Videos 8:08 AM
  • "China, iPhone 6 lead another record Apple quarter"  IDG News Service 8:05 AM
  • "Mac sales climb 10%, revenue again thumps iPad" Computerworld 8:12 AM
  • "Mac sales show that the PC is far from dead" Relaxnews 8:18 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook on why he's still optimistic about the iPad despite significant decline in sales"  9to5Mac 8:03 AM
  • "Apple sells 61 million iPhones to post $13bn profits" V3 8:18 AM
  • "China finally overtakes U.S. in iPhone sales, Chinese revenue up 71%" 9to5Mac 8:03 AM
  • "China Helps Give Apple Its Shine" Forbes 8:28 AM
  • "Chinese market becomes increasingly core to Apple" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:12 AM
  • "23 essential facts from Apple's Q2 fiscal call"  Computerworld 8:36 AM
  • "OS X 10.10.4 14E11f, iOS 8.4 12H4086d Seeded to Devs" FairerPlatform 7:50 AM
  • "Yosemite discussion includes user interface issues (and Apple's new 'mystery meat navigation' design); Apple preventing deletion of its own apps; and troubleshooting tips for graphics glitches and hard crashes ('kernel panics')." MacInTouch 8:31 AM
  • "Application discussions continue on Adobe obfuscating non-subscription software options and updates; Quicken issues and alternatives; Apple's new Photos app and iCloud/sync problems; Apple Messages deletion issue; old vs. new Mac Pros vs. iMac; lead solder, hardware reliability and health issues; and Apple user interface issues." MacInTouch 8:32 AM
  • "QuarkXPress 2015 tackles footnotes, 1000+ row tables and ePUB Fixed Layout output" IT.Enquirer 7:53 AM
  • "Why I prefer CrashPlan for online backups" Macworld 8:07 AM
  • "Pro Video Formats 2.01" Amsys 7:53 AM
  • "How to clean up your Mac's Bluetooth menu" iMore 8:23 AM
  • "Mac tips: Preview links in Safari with a three-finger tap" AppleInsider 9:31 AM
  • "A New Way To Manage Mac Application Windows And Hide Clutter" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "This App Is Like A TARDIS For Macs" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "Remembering Front Row, the Apple TV precursor on your Mac" Macworld 8:07 AM
  • "On Mac And iPhone Apps: When Small Is Beautiful, Less Is More, And Free Is Good" PixoBebo 7:52 AM
  • "A Few Words On Image Optimization" McSolo 7:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "QuarkXPress 11 Ships, Still No Subscription Pricing" FairerPlatform 10:59 AM
  • "April Final Cut Pro X plugin roundup" 9:50 AM
  • "Noteboom Tutorials Introduces Tutor for Photos for OS X" prMac 8:02 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Retail Strategy Is Still Paying Off in a Big Way" TheStreet 8:45 AM
  • "Tim Cook gives international Apple Watch buyers the bad news they didn't want to hear" BGR 8:05 AM
  • "Apple's e-book antitrust monitor is charging for reading the paper" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Pay Coming to Best Buy: Pay with Apple Pay in the Best Buy app now and in stores later this year." PC Magazine 8:36 AM
  • "iPhone Quacks the Case: Duck Ringtone Rescues Louisiana Ducklings" NBC News 8:03 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 079: The Apple Watch episode" iDownload Blog 8:23 AM
  • "#34: The 1.0 Experience/This week, Myke and I recount their first weekends with the Apple Watch, answer your Apple Watch questions, talk about my trip to the Yosemite by CocoaConf conference, and do a little follow-up about Photos for Mac and iCloud Photo Library." Six Colors 8:19 AM
  • "Foxconn CEO Admits To Lobbying For TSMC Apple A9 Orders" G for Games 8:21 AM
  • "Over 60 million iPhone 6s to be shipped in 2Q15, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Watch wrist detection failing with some tattoos, users complain" AppleInsider 9:50 AM
  • "Apple Watch sapphire rivals those of classic sapphire watches (Video)" 9to5Mac 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Watch's Sapphire Crystal Display Evaluated With Diamond Tester" MacRumors 10:03 AM
  • "Sick of Apple Watch unboxing videos? This one's different. Trust us." Cult of Mac 8:32 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Granted 40 Patents Today Covering 3D Mapping, an Apple Watch Band Design and More" Patently Apple 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Patents Using iPhones And iPads As Input Devices For Creative Desktop Apps" TechCrunch 9:30 AM
  • "Apple files patent for an untethered wireless audio system" Apple Daily Report 7:52 AM
  • "Future Mac laptops could offer more storage, more durability" Apple Daily Report 8:24 AM
  • "MacBook Pro: Bottom case foot replacement DIY instructions" Apple Support 8:18 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" Apple Sliced 10:59 AM
  • "Guide Pro For Minecraft For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 10:59 AM
  • "Red Panic Button (Safety App) For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 10:59 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM

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  • "Apple Watch review: Futuristic, fun and fan-flipping-tastic" Cult of Mac 9:33 AM
  • "Hands On: an Apple Watch Edition" MacNN 8:22 AM
  • "First look: Apple's new MacBook is small, yet completely capable" Computerworld 7:55 AM
  • "Hands On: Moshi SenseCover (iPhone 6)" MacNN 8:22 AM
  • "Review: Yurbuds Liberty Wireless Earphones" iLounge 9:49 AM
  • "If you don't mind adding a smidge of size to your MacBook, Twelve South's BaseLift makes typing a little more comfortable." Apple Daily Report 7:53 AM
  • "How to make instant sense of the Apple Watch user interface when yours arrives" 9to5Mac 10:03 AM
  • "How to Force Quit or Kill an App on the Apple Watch [Video] iClarified 8:33 AM
  • "How To Power Off, Reboot, Hard Reset Apple Watch" Redmond Pie 8:28 AM
  • "How to rename your Apple Watch" iMore 9:33 AM
  • "How to use Do Not Disturb on your Apple Watch" iMore 8:23 AM
  • "How to take a screenshot on your Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 9:50 AM
  • "How to adjust your Apple Watch screen brightness" iDownload Blog 8:23 AM
  • "How to adjust or mute sounds on Apple Watch" iDownload Blog 8:23 AM
  • "How to use Maps to navigate from your Apple Watch" Macworld UK 8:08 AM
  • "One thing every iPhone owner should do to stretch battery life" ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Watch Tips and Hidden Features: Handoff, AirPlay, and More" MacRumors 8:03 AM
  • "Inverse relationship: Apple Watch doom watch" Macworld 9:42 AM
  • "What Apple could buy with its $193.5 billion cash: Every NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL team" CNNMoney 9:33 AM
  • "Cassandra: Unwanted Redirections to the App Store" eXtensions 8:45 AM
  • "Why Google Glass Failed And Why Apple Watch Could Too" Forbes 8:45 AM
  • "Apple bigger than the U.S. economy? Or Australia? Or ... Luxembourg?" The Register 8:29 AM
  • "There is looming trouble for Apple" ["While investors are understandably excited, analysts are quietly starting to warn that Apple is going to get hit with a significant slow down in the near future."]  Business Insider 8:28 AM
  • "We're going to need a bigger Friends interface..." iMore 8:23 AM
  • "Cassandra: Finally Able to Donate to IRC for Nepal in iTunes Store for Thailand" eXtensions 8:19 AM
  • "Android Vs. Apple on the Cuteness Scale" Chris Pirillo 8:15 AM
  • "iPhone sales, App Store growth and iPad woes: 7 things we learnt from Apple's Q2" The Inquirer 8:12 AM
  • "Is LuxVue why the iPad Pro is late?"  ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "How Apple's wrist taps could be a game changer"  ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "The most surprising thing we learned about the Apple Watch on Monday's earnings call" BGR 8:05 AM
  • "I Don't Have An Apple Watch' Yet, Don't Want It, But You Won't Like It, Either" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "What's Missing In iPhone And iPad Apps?" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "Will This Android Wear Update Fend Off the Apple Watch?" The Motley Fool 8:55 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "How to watch the live stream of the 2015 NFL Draft on iPhone & iPad as teams pick players" 9to5Mac 9:48 AM
  • "Built for Any Weather, Swann's Indoor & Outdoor Wi- Fi All Weather Camera Provides On-the-Go Security Monitoring" Run Around Tech 9:33 AM
  • "Coupa for Apple Watch Delivers Faster, More Effective Cloud Spend Management for B2B Commerce" Business Wire 8:44 AM
  • "Revenue from Tablet Apps Processors Reached $4.2 Billion in 2014 says Strategy Analytics" PRNewswire 8:44 AM
  • "Revenue from Smartphone Apps Processors Grew at a Robust 21 percent to Reach $20.9 Billion in 2014 says Strategy Analytics" PRNewswire 8:44 AM
  • "Meet Your New Diet BFF: The Lark Chat App for Apple Watch Transforms into Your Personal Weight Loss & Fitness Coach" PRNewswire 8:44 AM
  • "Busbud for iOS brings its international bus booking service literally on-the-go" The Next Web 8:36 AM
  • "Facebook Messenger takes on Skype with free video calling for iOS and Android" The Inquirer 8:12 AM
  • "Curly The Pig Breaks Pigs Can't Fly Stereotype With The New App Launch" prMac 9:31 AM
  • "Choosr for iOS makes crowd sourcing simple, effective and fun" prMac 9:31 AM
  • "PCV introduces Mishmash XP 1.0 for iOS - Create and Solve Puzzles" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Nature Maestro Apps Empower Environmental Education through Sound" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "iDelete 1.0.6 Cleans Up The Camera Roll" MacPrices 7:54 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft posts second straight double-digit downturn in Windows OEM revenue" InfoWorld 7:27 AM
  • "Microsoft stock soars despite mixed financials" Neowin 7:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Project Spartan bug bounty offers rewards of up to $15,000: Firm seeks to make the browser as safe as possible before it launches in Windows 10 this year" The Inquirer 7:06 AM
  • "Windows 10 build 10061 gets one bug-fixing update" Neowin 7:09 AM
  • "Leaked screenshots of Windows 10 build 10102 show Cortana tweaks and new Live Tile animations" Neowin 7:12 AM
  • "Judge Rules in Favor of InterDigital in ITC Action Involving Nokia, Microsoft" CDR Info 7:26 AM
  • "Microsoft phones face US import ban over patent issue" BBC 7:57 AM
  • "Microsoft handsets face sales ban in InterDigital's 3G patent suit" ZDNet 7:08 AM
  • "Met Police: We are in active talks with Microsoft for Windows XP support extension/A police laptop is not a happy one... happy one" The Inquirer 7:07 AM
  • "Brazil will gain more than 50 Microsoft stores with rebranding of Nokia locations" Neowin 7:11 AM
  • "Dell Debuts 'Future Ready' Campaign Aimed at Enterprise Market: Multi-Million Dollar Effort Kicks Off With Emotional TV Spot" Advertising Age 7:19 AM
  • "Dell launches PowerEdge R930 server, eyes core enterprise workloads" ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "Dell Unleashes Major SonicWall Firewall Release" CRN 7:18 AM
  • "Dell aims latest SonicWALL firewalls at small businesses and branch offices" iTWire 7:19 AM
  • "Dell to Resell Aerohive Wireless Networking Products" eWeek 8:08 AM
  • "Intel Launches Vertical Market Partner Programs For Education, Retail-Focused Internet of Things" CRN 7:22 AM
  • "First Intel Skylake Motherboards Spotted; Expected to Launch September 2015" Overclockers Club 7:23 AM
  • "Intel's $150 Compute Stick is a tiny Windows 8.1 PC — and a slowpoke" Mashable 7:24 AM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices Bonds Trading 1.1% Lower (AMD)" WKRB 7:20 AM
  • "New leaked AMD Zen slide" Fudzilla 7:21 AM
  • "South Korea investigating Oracle over software bundling" Reuters 7:25 AM
  • "Interop 2015: The essential information" Network World 7:22 AM
  • "Open Cloud Connect Promotes Standards to Spur Cloud Computing Growth" eWeek 7:03 AM
  • "Acer introduces a REVOLUTION in tablet tech: The PENCIL" The Register 7:55 AM
  • "ASUS introduces the 15-inch ZenBook Pro UX501 high-end ultrabook" BetaNews 7:56 AM
  • "Color-switching nano-laser brings real optical nanotech much closer" ExtremeTech 8:18 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's stock is about to hit another all-time high" CNNMoney 8:25 AM
  • "Apple's stock set to open at record highs" MarketWatch 8:25 AM
  • "Not All Analysts Fawning Over Apple After Blowout Quarter" TheStreet 8:55 AM
  • "Cramer's Stop Trading: Apple's 'tell'" CNBC Videos 9:49 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow up 0.3% early as investors await Fed rate clues" USA Today 9:01 AM
  • "US stocks open mostly higher; Merck leads a rebound in the health care sector" Associated Press 9:02 AM
  • "Global fund investors to U.S. stocks: Drop dead" USA Today 10:07 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Turn Lower: European, Chinese equity markets post losses" [Paid Membership Required] 10:07 AM
  • "U.S. Equity Futures Slide Ahead of FOMC Meeting" Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "Stock Futures Slide as Fed Meeting Begins; Apple Surges" TheStreet 7:44 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese shares slide after watchdog warns of market risk/China shares fell sharply Tuesday after the country's securities regulator issued a fresh, albeit mild, warning to investors on the market's risks, while in Australia, weakness in mining shares pushed the benchmark further away from the psychologically important 6000 mark." MarketWatch 7:45 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks fall as Commerzbank shares drop; Fed meeting eyed/European stocks fell Tuesday, with Commerzbank AG shares among the biggest decliners, and as investors looked ahead to what the U.S. Federal Reserve may say about the pace of economic growth in the world's largest economy." MarketWatch 7:45 AM

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