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Monday Highlights: Wall Street Journal hears Apple has brought the venerated Bob Mansfield out of retirement to head up "Project Titan", aka., Apple's car project—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; and tomorrow afternoon, Apple will reveal quarterly earnings, largely expected to be another downer due to low iPhone sales, some see it as "'neutral event' for stock price, 'good enough' for investors", while "China could shake Apple's earnings to the core"; on the bright side, Apple may unveil the company has sold about 1 billion iPhones; Mac users who run Win 7 or 8 can still grab Win 10 if you want, but gotta do it soon; Time pits Siri on macOS Sierra against Microsoft Cortana; Thomas Brand discusses the things that make "a Mac a Mac" over at 512 Pixels; a 40,000 square foot facility leased by Apple in Bengaluru, India for iOS app dev center; Yahoo now a Verizon entity, core services bought for $4.8 billion; rumor surfaces iPhone 7 will be released on Friday, September 16th, but may sport the name iPhone 6SE instead—more in our Hardware/Software section; DigiTimes report suggests by 2018, Apple iPhones will sport iris recognition; iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak via Safari, tutorials from Redmond Pie and iClarified; Chuck La Tournous talks about how his Apple Watch saved his life.

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  • "Apple Taps Bob Mansfield to Oversee Car Project: Highly regarded executive helped bring to market many of Apple's signature products" ["Bob Mansfield had stepped back from a day-to-day role at the company a few years ago, after leading the hardware engineering development of products including the MacBook Air laptop computer, the iMac desktop computer, and the iPad tablet. Apple now has Mr. Mansfield running the company's secret autonomous, electric-vehicle initiative, code-named Project Titan, the people said."] [Paid Membership Required] 10:47 AM
  • "Apple brings back Bob Mansfield to reportedly run its car project" The Verge 11:02 AM
  • "WSJ: Apple recruits retired hardware expert Bob Mansfield to lead Apple Car project" 9to5Mac 11:02 AM
  • "Apple Appoints Bob Mansfield to Oversee Electric Vehicle Team" MacRumors 11:02 AM
  • "Apple's next secret-project hire? Bob Mansfield, former hardware exec" CNET 12:34 PM
  • "China could shake Apple's earnings to the core: Here's why"  CNBC 8:26 AM
  • "Apple: After The Biggest iPhone Decline Ever, Better Times to Come, Says Drexel"  Barron's 9:34 AM
  • "Apple's June quarter predicted to be 'neutral event' for stock price, 'good enough' for investors" AppleInsider 7:34 AM
  • "Apple earnings may be hung up by iPhone: again: The company will report fiscal third-quarter financial results Tuesday. Based on sluggish demand for the iPhone, it probably won't be pretty." CNET 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Q3 Earnings Coming Up: Revenue Expected Down" Investopedia 8:25 AM
  • "Apple Stock Forecasted to Rise as Lifetime iPhone Sales Reach 1 Billion" MacRumors 9:29 AM
  • "Apple is about to sell its billionth iPhone" Apple Must 9:21 AM
  • "Apple Weathers Anti-US Demo in China, Where Patriotic Protests Snowball"  NDTV Gadgets 7:36 AM
  • "Mac users: Don't forget to claim your free Windows 10 upgrade/If you're a Mac user that also runs Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on your desktop or laptop, and you've not yet grabbed your free upgrade to Windows 10, then time is running out for you." ZDNet 10:00 AM
  • "Can't empty the trash on your Mac because an item is in use? Try this!" iMore 8:25 AM
  • "Desktop Showdown: Apple's Siri vs. Microsoft's Cortana" Time 8:25 AM
  • "Blocs 2 review: Web design app balances simplicity and sophistication" Macworld 9:29 AM
  • "Polymail for Mac wants to provide a cross-platform email experience to die for" BetaNews 3:00 PM
  • "Installing OS X: What to do when 'this copy of the install OS X application cannot be verified'" Macworld 7:49 AM
  • "10 Finder Tricks" MacMost 7:43 AM
  • "Controlling shapes: The mysteries of OSC in Final Cut Pro X revealed, Part 2" 8:05 AM
  • "Pro Paint vs. Pixelmator: A Tale Of 2 Mac Painting, Drawing, Image Editors" Mac360 8:08 AM
  • "Put Data In Mac, Get Graph Out Of Mac" Mac360 8:28 AM
  • "Make Your Mac's Speakers Louder" NoodleMac 8:28 AM
  • "The Sky(pe) is falling! Skype moves to the cloud, but what about security? Microsoft's move of Skype to the cloud comes with a continuing lack of disclosure on security and privacy." Macworld 7:49 AM
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple leases more than 40,000 sq ft office space in Bengaluru" The Economic Times 8:25 AM
  • "Apple leases 40,000 sq ft offices in Bengaluru, India, for iOS app development accelerator" 9to5Mac 8:24 AM
  • "Here's how smartphones can save 125,000 US lives each year" Computerworld 8:08 AM
  • "Suspect required to unlock iPhone using Touch ID in second federal case" 9to5Mac 10:00 AM
  • "As promised, CarPlay compatibility now available on all 2017 Fords; Hyundai Elantra too" 9to5Mac 7:35 AM
  • "CarPlay Now Available in All 2017 Ford Vehicles Equipped With SYNC 3" MacRumors 7:34 AM
  • "Pokémon Go to get new monsters & lure features, but crazy Nintendo valuation correcting" 9to5Mac 7:35 AM
  • "Watch all 8 generations of iPhones burn for your sick satisfaction" BGR 3:00 PM
  • "Today in Apple history: Windows scores big victory over Mac" Cult of Mac 8:25 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Nike's latest soccer cleat is its most data-driven shoe yet" Engadget 2:56 PM
  • "'Pokémon Go' Surged by Building Community: Players connect in hunt for virtual monsters, despite game's lack of social features" [Paid Membership Required] 7:35 AM
  • "'Pokémon GO' Hype Bubble Pops For Nintendo's Shares" Forbes 7:25 AM
  • "Yahoo Sells To Verizon In Saddest $5 Billion Deal In Tech History" Forbes 7:27 AM
  • "Yahoo sells internet biz to Verizon in $4.8B deal: After the sale Yahoo will be left with cash, investments in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan, and some patents" IDG News Service 7:25 AM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-25: Bob Mansfield's Apple Car, iPhone 7 Launch Date" The Mac Observer 1:02 PM
  • "This slow week in Apple news we discuss iPhone 7 rumors and how Apple has taken health monitoring seriously with the iPhone and Watch. Plus the rebirth of Mystery Science Theater." The MT Show 7:15 AM
  • "iPhone 7 release date reportedly set for Friday, September 16th as rumor suggests 'iPhone 6SE' naming" 9to5Mac 7:49 AM
  • "iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Launch Predicted to Be Week of September 12th [Updated] MacRumors 8:29 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple's 2016 iPhone will be dubbed the 'iPhone 6SE'" AppleInsider 8:24 AM
  • "New redesigned iPhone? You may have to wait" USA Today 2:41 PM
  • "First Alleged Leaked Images of 12.9-inch 'iPad Pro 2' Surface" MacRumors 7:34 AM
  • "Unlikely photos of claimed '12.9-inch iPad Pro 2' prototype doing the rounds" 9to5Mac 7:35 AM
  • "Vendors to launch smartphones supporting biometrics recognition" ["Samsung is expected to lead all vendors by releasing its new flagship smartphone supporting iris recognition technology in the second half of 2016, while Apple is likely to roll out new iPhone devices with iris sensors in 2018, the sources indicated."] DigiTimes 11:38 AM
  • "Rumor: New iPhones with secure iris scanners coming in 2018" AppleInsider 11:38 AM
  • "iPhone Rumored to Include Iris Scanning Capabilities Starting in 2018" MacRumors 12:34 PM
  • "Iris scanning rumored to come to 2018 iPhones" iDownload Blog 12:42 PM
  • "Problems jailbreaking iOS 9.3.3? Check these common mistakes" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:08 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:08 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:08 AM

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  • "How my Apple Watch's heart rate monitoring saved my life: Chuck La Tournous has a scary story with a happy ending. Whew." Macworld 7:49 AM
  • "ZAGG Rugged Book Keyboard Case is the Ultimate in Protection and Function" AppAdvice 8:04 AM
  • "LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is a fantastic, family friendly game" Apple World Today 8:04 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Teeter Review: A Beautiful, Challenging Momentum Puzzler" MacStories 2:59 PM
  • "iOS 10's built in magnifying glass" The Loop 10:00 AM
  • "How to extend your smartphone or laptop warranty from 1 to 2 years without paying extra money" Business Insider 8:24 AM
  • "How To Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 Using Safari [No Computer Required] Redmond Pie 8:06 AM
  • "How to Jailbreak Your iPhone on iOS 9.2 - 9.3.3 Without a Computer" iClarified 8:06 AM
  • "The Most Essential Apple TV Tips Everybody Needs" About Tech 11:31 AM
  • "Fixing iPhone battery life for the age of Snapchat and Pokemon Go" iMore 9:29 AM
  • "Understanding the various items you'll come across in Pokémon GO" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
  • "Android Fragmented? Meh. So Is iPhone" Mac360 8:28 AM
  • "Will Pokémon Go Offset 55% Plunge In Apple Watch Sales?" Forbes 8:26 AM
  • "Verizon: 'All Your iPhone Are Belong To Us" TeraTalks 8:08 AM
  • "Email is still king despite the threats it poses" BetaNews 11:02 AM
  • "What's the point of Twitter? Twitter explains..." BetaNews 11:02 AM
  • "Why Armstrong Really Wanted Yahoo" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:07 AM
  • "News Publishers' Facebook Problem" Monday Note 8:06 AM
  • "Waterproof, not Cellular, Might be the Killer Feature for Wearables" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 8:05 AM
  • "Huawei vs Samsung: Rivers of Blood" Tech.pinions 8:05 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Maps Transit data expands to San Diego, British Columbia, Honolulu and Kansas City" iDownload Blog 2:41 PM
  • "Ford Bolsters Availability of SYNC 3 Plus Apple CarPlay, Android Auto; Tech Offered on All 2017 Model-Year Cars, SUVs, Light Trucks and Electrified Vehicles" Business Wire 9:32 AM
  • "MobiTV Launches the MobiTV Connect™ Platform to Help Pay TV Providers Expand Their Services Beyond" PRNewswire 9:32 AM
  • "RESCUECOM Offers Expert's Guide to Keeping your Computer Running and Data Safe" PRNewswire 9:32 AM
  • "Hillary 2016 app sees gamification of political activism for iPhone-owning Democrats" 9to5Mac 9:29 AM
  • "Vainglory gains improved bots and more ways to get Sunlight in summer update" iMore 8:25 AM
  • "Titan charging cables are virtually indestructible" iDownload Blog 8:05 AM
  • "Satechi Desk Mat & Mate adds a splash of colorful protection to your workspace" Apple World Today 8:04 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of July 25: Mobile Movie Making, Freelancing, Sierra" The MUG Center 7:43 AM
  • "Free iOS Business App notably* Helps Service and Trade Professionals Save Time and Money" MacPrices 10:34 AM
  • "notably* App Helps Service and Trade Professionals Save Time and Money" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "Pixel Mage - A quirky and beautiful Pixel Art Journey" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "iFiles 2 for iOS Updated with German and Polish localization" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "Autodesk intros new LIVE visualization environment—viewer for iOS platform" Architosh 7:14 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 Anniversary Update: the 10 best new features" The Verge 12:21 PM
  • "Windows 10 Anniversary Update review: Cortana, Edge overshadow Windows Ink" PCWorld 12:32 PM
  • "Windows 10's Anniversary update is just what everyday users need" TechCrunch 12:10 PM
  • "Windows 10 one year on: Has it been a success for Microsoft?" TechRepublic 9:45 AM
  • "Windows 10 in 2016 finally respects our common sense" TechRadar UK 9:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Can't Shield User Data From Government, U.S. Says" Info Management 8:58 AM
  • "Not everything about Windows 10's data collection is bad news" TechRadar UK 9:27 AM
  • "There's only a few days left to get Windows 10 for free -- this is why you should upgrade" BetaNews 12:42 PM
  • "Here's what happens after August 2nd for Windows 10 Insiders" WinBeta 9:39 AM
  • "Windows 10 Anniversary Update Proves Why PCs Aren't Dead" Gizmodo 9:36 AM
  • "Windows 10 Anniversary Update review: Cortana, Edge overshadow Windows Ink" PCWorld 9:43 AM
  • "25 PC and 16 Mobile Insider builds released since Windows 10's launch, over 5,000 enhancements made" WinBeta 9:34 AM
  • "Windows 10 Anniversary: Your Survival Guide to the Perpetual Upgrades/The end of the free update? A new Anniversary Update? New pricing models? Fear not, we've got answers" [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Windows 10 review: It took Microsoft 30 years, but the new Start menu, Edge browser, apps and Cortana make Windows 10 the best Windows yet | Free upgrade ends on 29 July" PC Advisor 9:12 AM
  • "Windows 10 Anniversary Update is ready to go and free for just a few more days" Ars Technica 9:38 AM
  • "There's only a few days left to get Windows 10 for free -- this is why you should upgrade" BetaNews 9:42 AM
  • "Still undecided about Windows 10? Here's how to reserve that free upgrade" InfoWorld 9:37 AM
  • "Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends this week" IT PRO 8:52 AM
  • "First look: Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Windows Boss Terry Myerson Now in Charge of Windows Server Too" Softpedia 8:48 AM
  • "Windows 10'S Free Upgrade Offer Ends On July 29" Click Online 9:01 AM
  • "PSA: Windows 10 Free Upgrade Will End July 29" UberGizmo 8:59 AM
  • "You have until Friday to upgrade to Windows 10 for free" TechRadar UK 8:57 AM
  • "Windows 10 free upgrade ends July 29" Denver Post 8:51 AM
  • "Last Week to Upgrade to Windows 10 Free of Charge" Softpedia 8:49 AM
  • "Windows 10 free upgrade: The clock is ticking" Live Mint 8:44 AM
  • "IBM SoftLayer Chief Reveals New Security Startup StackPath With $150 Million Already Raised" Forbes 8:36 AM
  • "IBM to deploy recruitment process automation at ITC Infotech" The Economic Times 8:35 AM
  • "IBM looks to transform work culture with entrepreneurial thinking among employees" The Economic Times 8:35 AM
  • "HP Spectre 13 review: The HP Spectre 13 is the world's thinnest laptop. Yes, it is suave. Yes, it is unique. But is this the best? Here is our full review." The Indian Express 8:34 AM
  • "EMC Stock's Going Away... So Let's Have A Dell Credit Party" Seeking Alpha 8:33 AM
  • "Dell Rolls Out Flex Pay Hybrid Cloud Options In Europe" TechWeekEurope 8:33 AM
  • "No More Ransom: Law Enforcement and IT Security Companies Join Forces to Fight Ransomware" Sky News 8:32 AM
  • "Europol, Intel and Kaspersky team up to crack down on ransomware" CNET 8:32 AM
  • "AMD and Intel underline the importance of diversification" ComputerWeekly 8:29 AM
  • "Linux 4.7 has been released, comes with support for AMD's RX480 GPU" Neowin 8:29 AM
  • "Is Your Oracle Invisible Index REALLY Iinvisible?" DatabaseJournal 8:27 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Lower Ahead of Q3 Earnings" TheStreet 10:47 AM
  • "Jim Cramer is Cautious About Apple's Quarter and Thinks Analysts are Too Bullish" TheStreet 10:47 AM
  • "More Squawk from Jim Cramer: Apple Selling Billionth iPhone Exciting in Theory" TheStreet 9:33 AM
  • "Ask Matt: What's expected with Apple profits?" USA Today 7:36 AM
  • "Will Apple Weakness Hurt Texas Instruments this Quarter?" Estimize 8:26 AM
  • "Apples To Oranges: Why You Should Care More About Money Markets Than The iPhone 7" Seeking Alpha 7:26 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow drops triple-digits as investors sift earnings deluge: U.S. stocks lost ground Monday, retreating from record levels as investors turned cautious ahead of a busy week of earnings and central bank meetings." MarketWatch 11:54 AM
  • "Stocks Bottom Out at Lows as Crude Falls, Fed Looms: Stocks bottomed out at session lows by midday Monday as investors kept one eye on crude oil and the other on the looming Federal Reserve meeting." TheStreet 11:54 AM
  • "Ryanair shuns U.K. airports after shock Brexit vote: On Monday, Ryanair (RYAAY) issued a statement saying it would 'pivot our growth away from U.K. airports and focus more on growing at our [European] airports over the next two years.'" CNNMoney 11:51 AM
  • "Stocks Continue Slide; Facebook Tries To Retake Buy Point: The major averages were lower in early afternoon trading, led by oil and mining stocks, as crude and gold prices fell." Investor's Business Daily 11:49 AM
  • "Profit report bonanza: Nearly 200 companies to bare all this week/Investors propelling the bull market to record highs will find out if their optimism is backed by fact, as an onslaught of high-profile companies are set to report earnings this week." USA Today 11:49 AM
  • "Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Not Going Anywhere: For Now: Yahoo! (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer said Monday she plans to stay with the Internet company following its $4.83 billion acquisition by Verizon Communications (VZ)." FOXBusiness 11:48 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip on Lower Oil Prices: Energy shares led U.S. stocks lower Monday as oil prices fell, pulling major indexes away from record highs with investors awaiting new corporate earnings reports and policy decisions from two of the world's major central banks." [Paid Membership Required] 11:46 AM
  • "Asia stock rally cools as easing hopes fade: Enthusiasm for stocks faded in Asia, with Japan shares flattening after a two-week run-up and markets in Australia and China making fractional gains only." MarketWatch 11:47 AM
  • "European stocks end choppy session in positive territory: European stocks ended a volatile session with small gains as optimism over upbeat earnings and deal-related news outweighed a slump in oil prices." MarketWatch 11:43 AM

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