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Thursday Highlights: At Bloomberg, Ashlee Vance questions why "other smartphone makers even bother" to compete with Apple, which commands 90% of industry profits; Jimmy Iovine calls free music streaming a shell game that Apple doesn't play; Wired probes the Steve Jobs movie and the "God complex" within tech; and speaking of the movie, Jony Ive decries hollywood as hijacking Jobs' legacy; revealed in OS X 10.11.1 beta are Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2; Tuts+ explains making the most out of Notes in El Capitan; Macworld explains how you can leave the OS X beta program; Apple's iBooks exclusive brings new, enhanced Harry Potter books—more in our General Interest section; the anti-Google, DuckDuckGo says they don't need to track users to make money; the new Apple TV, iPad Pro said to hit retail shelves in early November; depending on which chip you have - either TSMC's, or Samsung's, your iPhone 6s may run hotter, and up to two hours less battery life; finally, Apple may be bringing inductive charging to iDevices according to new patent.

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  • "It's Apple's World, So Why Do Other Smartphone Makers Even Bother? The company collects 90 percent of the industry's profits, but competitors are holding out for a change."  Bloomberg 7:37 AM
  • "Apple Music exec: Free music is a shell game we don't play/Jimmy Iovine, a top figure at Apple's subscription tunes service, says Apple Music doesn't want to build a business on the backs of artists, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of listeners." CNET 7:32 AM
  • "Steve Jobs and Tech's God Complex" Wired 7:48 AM
  • "Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 References Found in OS X 10.11.1 Beta" MacRumors 10:37 AM
  • "OS X 10.11.1 Beta Contains References to Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2" MacTrast 10:37 AM
  • "How-To: Make the most of Lightroom to streamline your photo editing & cataloging" 9to5Mac 10:31 AM
  • "How to Make Use of Notes in OS X El Capitan" Tuts+ 8:06 AM
  • "Take a tour of OS X El Capitan's coolest new features" Cult of Mac 12:41 PM
  • "How to leave the OS X beta program" Macworld 7:32 AM
  • "Creating interlaced video from progressive footage in Final Cut Pro X" 10:37 AM
  • "How to use Siri-like commands on your Mac with Dictation keyword phrases" iMore 11:12 AM
  • "WiFi Explorer is a must for every Mac owner's digital toolbox" Apple World Today 10:39 AM
  • "Overflow helps you organize, free up the Mac OS X Dock" Apple World Today 7:30 AM
  • "How To Seek And Destroy Privacy Threats And Wipe Your Mac's Tracks" Mac 360 7:25 AM
  • "What's The Deal With All The Mac Finder Replacement Apps? What's Wrong With Finder?" McSolo 7:25 AM
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft patches Office for Mac 2011, fixes OS X El Capitan Outlook hang" iMore 7:56 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iOS Hits Twelve-Month Low in U.S. Ahead of iPhone Launch" Kantar Worldpanel 12:43 PM
  • "iOS loses market share stateside, but Android slumps everywhere else" Pocketnow 12:43 PM
  • "The iPhone 6s might be an even bigger nightmare for Android than we thought" BGR 12:43 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' legacy 'hijacked,' says Apple's Jony Ive: Apple's chief design guru shares insight into what it was like to collaborate with Apple's co-founder." CNET 7:32 AM
  • "Enhanced Editions of Harry Potter Series Now Available Exclusively on iBooks for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch: For the First Time, Fans Can Enjoy All Seven Beloved Harry Potter Books in a New & Immersive Way" Apple 7:56 AM
  • "JK Rowling's 'magical' yes to Apple's iBooks Store" Computerworld 7:29 AM
  • "'Harry Potter' e-books come to life in new Apple edition" Associated Press 7:48 AM
  • "Apple lands exclusive digital access to enhanced Harry Potter series on iBooks" AppleInsider 7:33 AM
  • "Harry Potter Enhanced Editions Now Available Exclusively on iBooks" MacRumors 7:34 AM
  • "Apple Watch UAE And Saudi Arabia Release Date Now Official" Redmond Pie 12:22 PM
  • "Barclays is going to support Apple Pay early next year" Business Insider 7:41 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Micron says new memory will break performance bottleneck" ZDNet 10:54 AM
  • "DuckDuckGo takes a shot at Google, says you don't need to track users to make money" BGR 10:38 AM
  • "Samsung admits to LoopPay hack but says Samsung Pay is unaffected" The Inquirer 7:49 AM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-08: Samsung vs. TSMC iPhone Chips, Lightroom for iPad" The Mac Observer 12:49 PM
  • "One More Thing podcast episode 007: The name's Thing." MacNN 7:56 AM
  • "ACM 327: Competing with Google Now, Apple's Other New Campus, iPad Pro for Artists" The Mac Observer 7:24 AM
  • "Apple TV & iPad Pro to hit stores early November after late October online launch" 9to5Mac 10:37 AM
  • "iPhone 6s with TSMC chip shown to run cooler, offer better battery performance than Samsung A9 processor models [Videos] 9to5Mac 7:39 AM
  • "iPhones 6S battery life 'varies by up to two hours depending on chip supplier': TSMC and Samsung make chips for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, but power consumption varies markedly, according to user reports" The Guardian 10:51 AM
  • "The iPhone 6S has a battery life problem: Version with Samsung chip struggles to keep up with TMSC model" The Inquirer 10:52 AM
  • "Apple TV & iPad Pro to hit stores early November after late October online launch"  9to5Mac 11:20 AM
  • "Has the Apple TV launch been delayed?" AppAdvice 11:20 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple invention brings inductive charging to iPhone without extra hardware" AppleInsider 7:33 AM
  • "Look for iPhones and iPads with inductive charging in 2016" Apple World Today 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Invents a Hybrid iDevice Component that handles both Sound Wave Functionality & Wireless Inductive Charging" Patently Apple 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Working on Extending the Lifespan of an OLED Display for Possible use on a Future iPhone" Patently Apple 7:56 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 10:24 AM
  • "MobiFolders -File Manager And PDF Reader For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $4.99)" App Sliced 10:24 AM
  • "Friendly For Pinterest For Mac Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" App Sliced 10:24 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:29 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:29 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:29 AM

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  • "iPhone 6s defeats $3k Nikon DSLR in 4K video battle" Cult of Mac 7:41 AM
  • "'Steve Jobs' tries to show his dark side but winds up idolizing him anyway" Business Insider 10:37 AM
  • "Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air review: The Brits have done it again" TechHive 8:06 AM
  • "I got the new Philips Hue HomeKit lights, and I love them" iMore 9:06 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Boxes 2 review: Organizer iPhone app is like a Facebook for pack rats" Macworld 10:52 AM
  • "Skip the grind: 3 fun mobile games that (almost) play themselves" Cult of Mac 10:31 AM
  • "'Hocus' Review - They're Illusions, Michael" Touch Arcade 10:52 AM
  • "Chipgate: How to tell if your iPhone 6s has a crappy A9 chip" Cult of Mac 12:42 PM
  • "How to be awesome on Twitter in 5 steps" Macworld 7:41 AM
  • "Wobbly words in Tweetbot" Dr. Drang 10:41 AM
  • "iOS 9: 21 tips and tricks to unlock Apple's new functions" The Guardian 7:32 AM
  • "Thoughts on picking an iOS ad blocker" The Loop 10:38 AM
  • "Apple Music doesn't want to play the free tunes shell game" AppAdvice 10:38 AM
  • "Tangled web: Playing games with Apple's accounting games" Macworld 10:36 AM
  • "How Microsoft Corporation's Hardware Strategy Combines The Best of Apple and Google: Microsoft has learned lessons from its two biggest rivals in recent years. The software giant is making a stand and reclaiming relevance." The Motley Fool 10:32 AM
  • "Why I'll pass on the enhanced Harry Potter books in iBooks" CIO 10:31 AM
  • "Zane Lowe: 'I'm not sure that Apple Music needs Beats 1" MacDailyNews 10:31 AM
  • "Apple execs don't want you to believe Steve Jobs' own memories of himself" Business Insider 7:56 AM
  • "Learning to love the iPad Air 2: After being an iPad mini fan for years, Jason Snell is now leaning towards the iPad Air 2. Here's why." Macworld 7:41 AM
  • "Did Apple Sell You A 'Good' Or 'Bad' iPhone 6S?" Forbes 7:37 AM
  • "Opinion: Why I dumped my Apple iPhone for a Microsoft phone" MarketWatch 7:36 AM
  • "Let's have a Mac keyboard/mouse/touchpad with Touch ID/3D Touch" Apple World Today 7:28 AM
  • "The Biggest Problem With Apple Music Is The Success With iTunes" Mac 360 7:26 AM
  • "Apple vs. Microsoft: Success vs. Failure" Mac 360 7:26 AM
  • "It's Complicated And That's What Makes This The Coolest, Most Usable Feature In Apple Watch" PixoBebo 7:26 AM
  • "Review: Google Chromecast" Wired 7:48 AM
  • "Cassandra: Dell and EMC in Merger Talks" eXtensions 7:30 AM
  • "New Steve Jobs film explores the pre-school years" Scoopertino 9:27 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Swiftkey Releases Predictive Keyboard Built On A Neural Network" TechCrunch 10:55 AM
  • "Twelve South Redesigns BookArc For Today's Smaller MacBook Form Factors" MacPrices 9:01 AM
  • "Pause Is A Super Simple Mindfulness App From ustwo" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "Lightroom for iPad and iPhone are now totally free, no desktop app or subscription needed" 9to5Mac 7:39 AM
  • "Time waster alert: Google for iOS now plays GIFs in image search" The Next Web 7:38 AM
  • "Adobe Sets Lightroom for iPhone, iPad Free from Creative Cloud" The Mac Observer 10:23 AM
  • "Lightroom mobile app for iOS is now a standalone image editor free for everyone" The Next Web 7:37 AM
  • "Introducing Liberate - Ad Block Blocker for iOS developers" prMac 10:42 AM
  • "Choo Choo Park is now available in the App Store" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "Assembly 1.0 for iOS Harks a New Era of Graphic Design" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "Solunar Calendar 2.0 - Discover Best Hunting Times" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "EasyDocScan - Turn your iPhone or iPad into a Portable Document Scanner" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "Tunewear Complete Wallet for Apple iPhone 6s / Apple iPhone 6 (iPhone 6 Book Type Side Open Case)" Allputer 7:27 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell in talks to buy data storage company EMC" Reuters 7:28 AM
  • "Dell reportedly in $50bn takeover talks with EMC: Record-breaking merger would catapult Dell into the enterprise big league" The Inquirer 6:43 AM
  • "Dell reportedly in talks to merge with EMC" Neowin 6:43 AM
  • "Dell said to be in talks with EMC over possible huge merger: Dell might buy some or all of the storage giant, the Wall Street Journal said" IDG News Service 6:40 AM
  • "Dell is reportedly in merger talks with EMC" Quartz 7:10 AM
  • "Dell buying giant EMC - or vice versa?" ZDNet 7:13 AM
  • "New Dell Fixes Biggest Window Laptop Problem" [Paid Membership Required] 7:10 AM
  • "Dell's redesigned XPS 15 is a bigger version of our favorite Windows laptop" Engadget 6:39 AM
  • "Dell's XPS 15 now has a beautiful edge-to-edge display" The Verge 6:49 AM
  • "Dell's new XPS laptops feature the smallest footprint 13-inch Skylake laptop" VentureBeat 6:49 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15: Skylake-powered MacBook rival is 'world's thinnest' 15in laptop/Also updates 12in and 13in XPS devices" The Inquirer 6:44 AM
  • "Dell refreshes XPS 13 and XPS 15, and debuts XPS 12 tablet hybrid" Ars Technica 6:37 AM
  • "Dell's new XPS 12 tablet uses magnets to turn into a laptop" The Verge 6:49 AM
  • "Dell's New XPS 12 Is a Surface Clone With a Keyboard You'll Actually Want to Use" Gizmodo 6:44 AM
  • "Dell's latest XPS 12 looks like a Surface rival, feels like a step backward" Engadget 6:40 AM
  • "HP Rolls Out Envy 8 Note, Premium Clients: HP has rolled out a new Windows 10 tablet, the HP Envy 8 Note, designed for portability and productivity: plus a host of new client notebooks and all-in-ones, including one with a 32-inch curved screen." InformationWeek 12:37 PM
  • "HP, SanDisk form next-gen memory alliance to counter Intel/Micron" Seeking Alpha 12:30 PM
  • "HP's New Envy Curved All-in-One PC is Pixel-Packed, Pretty and Pricey" Gizmodo UK 7:11 AM
  • "HP Spectre x2 news: HP outing own hybrid to rival Surface Pro" Christian Today 7:11 AM
  • "Microsoft: High Expectations For The Future" Seeking Alpha 12:31 PM
  • "Microsoft's CEO shared a surprising motive for the coolest feature in its new phones" Business Insider 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book: Take A Deep Dive/Microsoft built a laptop and the tech community is excited. Here's what we know about Surface Book." InformationWeek 7:27 AM
  • "Team Microsoft: Device Police... 'Are you pumped? I'm pumped'" The Register 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft's 'Show of force': 5 big announcements made at its Windows 10 event" The Economic Times 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft Gets A New Secret Nvidia GPU For The Surface Book" Seeking Alpha 7:07 AM
  • "Allegedly Microsoft excluded other carriers by inking a deal with AT&T for the Lumia 950" Neowin 6:43 AM
  • "Microsoft's Continuum Has Potential To Be Disruptive, But Isn't There Yet" Seeking Alpha 9:09 AM
  • "AMD's 'Liquid VR' Initiative Wins AIS Lumiere Award" 7:12 AM
  • "Cisco interrupts Angler exploit ransomware campaign: Big-time exploit network was pulling in $60m a year" The Inquirer 6:44 AM
  • "Cisco Disrupts $30 Million Angler Exploit Ring" eWeek 6:39 AM
  • "Cisco dismantles $30m Angler exploit hacking operation" V3 7:12 AM
  • "Big Cisco bet on France offers relief from Air France fiasco" Reuters 12:37 PM
  • "IBM chases Intel with new Power-based Linux servers sold over the Web: The servers are aimed at scale-out and cloud deployments running big data workloads" IDG News Service 10:48 AM
  • "IBM takes on commodity x86 servers with Linux-based Power Systems LC family" V3 7:14 AM
  • "IBM launches cognitive business solutions unit" Firstpost 7:14 AM
  • "IBM Watson can overcome humanity's limitations to change business forever" V3 7:14 AM
  • "IBM announces acquisition of Cleversafe" Cloud Pro 7:14 AM
  • "Oracle: Remaking India/India: Slowly but surely, market reforms are opening up the Indian economy to the influences likely to help it expand" Financial Times 7:16 AM
  • "Oracle Restates Commitment to Digital Transformation" This Day Live 7:21 AM
  • "Stephen Hawking fears competent machines, not malicious ones" The Verge 7:06 AM
  • "Mobile Security Is the Responsibility of Everyone in the Data Chain" eWeek 7:07 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "This Billionaire Thinks Apple Inc Shares Are Worth $240 -- But He Isn't Buying More" The Motley Fool 7:32 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks Retreat Ahead of Alcoa Earnings" TheStreet 9:10 AM
  • "Wall Street Mixed Ahead of Fed Minutes, Biotechs Weigh on Nasdaq" FOXBusiness 12:40 PM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stock Market Slumps Ahead Of Fed Minutes" Nasdaq 12:41 PM
  • "Futures lower before Fed minutes released" USA Today 7:36 AM
  • "Global Stocks Edge Lower as Investors Await Fed Minutes: Earnings season unofficially kicks off with Alcoa after the bell" [Paid Membership Required] 12:42 PM
  • "Asia Markets: China stocks rise as market tries to catch up with global gains/Chinese stocks rose sharply Thursday, catching up to a rally in global equities after the market was closed for a week-long holiday." MarketWatch 7:37 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks waver after German data disappoint again/European stock markets struggled for direction on Thursday, as investors digested more disappointing economic data out of Germany, and waited for news from the Bank of England and the U.S. Federal Reserve." MarketWatch 7:37 AM

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