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Pre-earnings Poll: Apple will meet, beat, disappoint? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Tuesday Highlights: Apple to live stream Q3-2014 earnings call this afternoon at 2PM PT/5PM ET; Fortune puts analyst final estimates into spreadsheet form with the average revenue increase seen at 8.5% YOY, and earnings up 18%; Macworld's Dan Moren lays out earnings expectations, and we've got plenty of coverage in our Op/Ed and Finances sections today; Chris O'Brien at the Los Angeles Times says with the momentum and "fever" building around Apple and rumored products, "Apple's swagger returns"; Haydn Shaughnessy believes there is already a threat to Apple + IBM in the form of startups like Mana Health, others; the Wall Street Journal reporting Apple has placed order for 70-80 million large-screen iPhones, more in our Apple/Macintosh section; prediction of when OS X Yosemite to hit our Macs: October 15th or 22nd, as yet another public beta hits the developer wire; Gary Coyne reviews Adobe's Dreamweaver CC-2014; Tuts+ shows how you can run Android on your Mac; Apple Gazette has a review of Scrubly which allows you to clean out duplicates in your iCloud contacts; feature at The Verge from Ben Popper investigates how Google and Apple "are about to throw their muscle behind big platforms for digital health and fitness"; Apple releases new ad all about how we like to personalize our MacBooks with stickers; G for Games citing Chinese source that we'll see a new iPad mini "Air" that will be 30% thinner than current model; Apple granted patent for "comprehensive 'iTime' smartwatch" "based on the idea of converting the square-shaped iPod nano into a smartwatch"; HotHardware reviews new Intel SSD 2500 Pro 240GB; Jonny Evans points us to another 15 iOS 8 features we've learned about this week.

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  • "Apple's swagger returns as fever around new products builds: It would be unfair to say that Apple has got its mojo back this summer, since I'm sure the company and many of its fans would say it never lost it. But as the tech giant prepares to release third quarter earnings Tuesday, it's certainly riding some serious momentum."  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:26 AM
  • "What to look for in Apple's earnings announcement" Macworld 7:38 AM
  • "Spreadsheet of the day: Final estimates for Apple's fiscal Q3" Fortune 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Financial Results Conference Call Q3-2014 July 22, 2014 2:00 p.m. PT/ 5:00 p.m. ET: Listen to streaming audio from the conference call." Apple Events 9:57 AM
  • "Apple IBM Alliance Is Already Threatened By Start-ups"  Forbes 8:32 AM
  • "Next iPhone Will Offer Bigger Screens: Apple Tells Suppliers to Gear Up for 4.7-inch and 5.5-Inch Screen Sizes" [Paid Membership Required] 8:00 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 6 could have biggest initial production: Apple is reportedly ordering 70 to 80 million units of two big-screen versions of its next iPhone smartphones" IDG News Service 8:17 AM
  • "It's not just iPhone 6 screens that will be bigger: Reported initial production will be, too" Gigaom 8:16 AM
  • "Apple orders between 70 to 80 million new iPhone 6 models" Digital Trends 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Tipped To Bet Big On Big Phones With iPhone 6" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "Open sesame: How iOS 8 will unlock Touch ID's power" Macworld 7:37 AM
  • "OS X Yosemite public beta nears release/Final ship date prediction: Oct. 15 or Oct. 22" Computerworld 8:26 AM
  • "Fixing 'Find Previous' in Adobe InDesign CC 2014" Betalogue 8:23 AM
  • "Mavericks discussion includes a great tip about disabling memory compression, plus tips about deleting tricky files and questions about dictation issues." MacInTouch 10:04 AM
  • "Review: Dreamweaver CC-2014 skews towards designers" TechnologyTell 8:18 AM
  • "Running Android on a Mac" Tuts+ 8:13 AM
  • "How To Make Sure Deleted Files Are Really Gone From Your Mac's Hard Drive" MacTrast 8:24 AM
  • "How to Remove Duplicate iCloud Contacts with Scrubly" Apple Gazette 7:58 AM
  • "Marked 2 review: Preview and improve your online writing on the fly" Macworld 7:37 AM
  • "Create a Photographic Story with Photo Books, Part 2" Layers Magazine 9:38 AM
  • "Tips for opening links and searches in Safari" MacIssues 9:54 AM
  • "New in OS X Yosemite: Mail 8 with Mark Up, Big Attachments, etc" FairerPlatform 7:43 AM
  • "If MacPaint Had Lived It Would Be Like This Mac Paint App" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "A Free Blast From The Mac's Past" McSolo 7:50 AM
  • "Get A Time-Lapse Video Of Your Designs" Mac 360 7:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "Castle of Illusion appears on Macs this Thursday" TechnologyTell 8:18 AM
  • "Graphic instruction manual 'In The socks of FCPX' gets pulled up for 10.1.2" 8:18 AM
  • "Typinator 6 and Regular Expressions" Macdrifter 8:14 AM
  • "Brainwaves 1.0 Now Available on the Mac Store" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "Live VideoWall - The Ultimate Video Wallpapers" prMac 7:39 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How Apple and Google plan to reinvent healthcare: The tech titans are about to throw their muscle behind big platforms for digital health and fitness"  The Verge 8:33 AM
  • "Tests find Apple's Siri improving, but Google Now voice search slightly better" AppleInsider 7:39 AM
  • "Changing the lives of people with Alzheimer's, one iPod and one playlist at a time" 9to5Mac 7:38 AM
  • "Stickers' Apple Commercial Highlights User Love for MacBook Air" The Mac Observer 7:42 AM
  • "Stickers Are Front and Center in Apple's New MacBook Air Ad" MacStories 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Shows the Personal Side of the MacBook Air in New Stickers Ad" The Mac Observer 8:52 AM
  • "Samsung mocks Apple's iPhone 6 before it's even a thing" The Inquirer 8:12 AM
  • "Samsung Pre-Trolls The iPhone 6 With New Ad" TechCrunch 8:26 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Inside The Software That Shapes Your Music: Announcing A New Series" Forbes 8:56 AM
  • "'One more thing': ex-Google exec says his Chinese employer is no Apple ripoff/'We're not copying Apple's products. End of story.'" The Verge 8:33 AM
  • "Nvidia's Shield Tablet And Shield Controller Look To Offer No-Compromise Mobile Gaming" TechCrunch 8:29 AM
  • "NVIDIA Debuts SHIELD Tablet and Wireless Controller" HotHardware 8:27 AM
  • "Verizon's second quarter profits soar, highest recorded revenue in six quarters" iMore 8:17 AM
  • "New Xiaomi Mi Band is ridiculously cheap" CNET 7:37 AM
  • "Xiaomi unveils the iPhone-lookalike Mi 4: Powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and loaded with 3GB of RAM, the Android KitKat smartphone will debut in China." CNET 7:37 AM
  • "This Year's iPad Mini (Air?) To Be 30% Thinner? 12.9-inch iPad Back In The News" G for Games 8:15 AM
  • "Sketchy rumor suggests iPad mini 3 will be 30% thinner" Cult of Mac 8:23 AM
  • "Questionable Claim of 30% Slimmer 'iPad Mini Air' Launching in Late 2014" MacRumors 9:54 AM
  • "The Next iPhone Will Reportedly Have a Way Bigger Screen" Time 8:29 AM
  • "Apple denies having included a backdoor in iOS or other products" BGR 8:15 AM
  • "Apple denies it included 'backdoor' services in iOS" TUAW 8:33 AM
  • "Forensic scientist drops bomb on Apple iOS security" TG Daily 8:34 AM
  • "Apple pushes iOS 8 beta 4 to developers' iPhones and iPads" The Inquirer 8:13 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple granted comprehensive 'iTime' smartwatch patent with in-strap circuitry, arm gesture support" ["Operationally, the system is based on the idea of converting the square-shaped iPod nano into a smartwatch."]  AppleInsider 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Wins a Patent for a Wristwatch branded iTime" Patently Apple 7:52 AM
  • "Apple patent granted today shows dockable 'iTime' watch concept as well as conventional smartwatch" 9to5Mac 9:51 AM
  • "Apple patent is for a wrist-won electronic device; an iWatch, perhaps?" Apple Daily Report 7:56 AM
  • "Is this Apple's new iWatch?" CNNMoney 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Granted 40 Patents Today Covering a Flexible Display Invention for Future iDevices like a Wristwatch & Beyond" Patently Apple 7:53 AM
  • "Apple wants your Mac or iOS device to be your musical instructor" Apple Daily Report 7:56 AM
  • "New Mac Pro discussion includes configuration issues with Thunderbolt/monitor connections (related to internal buses), as well as options for working around the short cable issue with Apple's USB SuperDrive." MacInTouch 10:03 AM
  • "MacBook Air update solves issues with sleep and blasting fans" Cult of Mac 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Issues MacBook Air EFI firmware update" MacIssues 8:14 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Don't Run With a Plasma Sword For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:51 AM
  • "The Great Gatsby: Classic Adventures Full For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:51 AM
  • "Glint -HD For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:51 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:54 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:54 AM

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  • "Intel SSD 2500 Pro 240GB Solid State Drive Review" HotHardware 10:00 AM
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  • "Corral your contacts with Simpler, Contacts+, and more" PCWorld 8:27 AM
  • " iOS App Review" Tapscape 9:53 AM
  • "The Free Alternative To Amazon's $10 Kindle Unlimited 'Netflix For Books' Service" PixoBebo 7:51 AM
  • "A Mac, iPhone, and iPad List And To-Do App I Want To Like" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "'Swords And Poker Adventures' Review - Never Bet Against The House" Touch Arcade 9:38 AM
  • "Bio Inc. Review: Bio Inc is about orchestrating the medical destruction of a single person. If that doesn't sound compelling, you should try it anyway." 148Apps 9:38 AM
  • "Beyond Calibri: Selecting Typefaces to Make Your Documents Shine" Tuts+ 8:13 AM
  • "15 more iOS 8 features we learned this week" Computerworld 9:59 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 6 launch will be even bigger than anyone imagined" BGR 9:38 AM
  • "Samsung still obsessed with Apple, screen quantity over quality" iMore 8:55 AM
  • "Video: Apple vs Google: the battle to take over your car" Telegraph 8:29 AM
  • "Is this simple spot the best MacBook commercial Apple has ever made?" BGR 8:15 AM
  • "WSJ: Apple is Ordering a Huge 80 Million iPhone 6 Handsets for Launch" Gizmodo 8:16 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Mountain: Apple orders 80 million huge 'Air' Jesus mobes" The Register 8:12 AM
  • "It's not just iPhone 6 screens that will be bigger: Reported initial production will be, too" Gigaom 8:11 AM
  • "iPhone users focus on health, Android users prefer fitness" Apple Daily Report 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's Problem With Pricing And Profits" Mac 360 7:52 AM
  • "If The iPhone Was Indestructible Would You Buy A New One Every Two Years?" Mac 360 7:51 AM
  • "OnePlus One Review: Phone of Dreams" Time 8:29 AM
  • "Can Congress Fix the Mess it Made and Finally Legalize Phone Unlocking?" DailyTech 8:15 AM
  • "Xiaomi's Mi 4 flagship phone innovates on the iPhone design (hands-on)" CNET 8:13 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "New and updated apps: Capo Touch,, Documents 5 and more!" iMore 8:56 AM
  • "Hostelworld Launches Brand New Native App for iPad" PRNewswire 8:40 AM
  • "Forever™ Launches Award-Winning iOS App for iPhone and iPad" Business Wire 8:38 AM
  • "Garmin Pilot lets aviators wirelessly tap into avionics with mobile devices" iMore 8:23 AM
  • "Cannonball email app updated with universal support for iPhone plus new features" AppAdvice 7:58 AM
  • "Twelve South HiRise For MacBook – Height-Adjustable Aluminum Stand" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "700+ Free Tutorials for Creative Cloud on your iPad or iPhone" Best App Site 7:53 AM
  • "Printer For MS Office Lets You Print Anything from your iPhone or iPad" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "Evil Window Dog unveils today Horizon 2.0, a huge update of Horizon app" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "Kabift: Simple Solution for all your Gift Tracking and Gift Giving Needs" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "New iOS App that tells Temperature by Listening to Cricket Chirps" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "WaterField Designs Unveils Cycling Ride Pouch with iPhone Window" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Jetpack Max: Runner Now Available in the Apple App Store" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Create Amazing Customized Collages and Cards with Photo Wall 5.0" prMac 7:38 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft CEO, Seeking Growth, Tells Managers: Step It Up" Bloomberg 8:23 AM
  • "'Nadella Effect' makes Ballmer $2.8B richer: And since Thursday's downsizing, CEO Satya Nadella has an extra $1.3M in his portfolio" Computerworld 8:45 AM
  • "Leaked screenshots show the the new Start Menu in Windows 9" BGR 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 docking station arrives with a few extra slots: This bit of plastic is up for pre-order for the bargain price of £165" The Inquirer 7:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces New Compiler For TypeScript That Is 5x Faster Than The Current Compiler" Microsoft News 8:16 AM
  • "Here's What The Buy Side Expects From Microsoft On Tuesday" Seeking Alpha 6:43 AM
  • "Intel Prepares 14nm Braswell Low-Power Processors for 2015" Softpedia 8:13 AM
  • "Intel's New Celeron and Pentium Bay Trail Chips Can Live on Just 4.3W" Softpedia 8:14 AM
  • "Analysis: Is Intel's Broadwell worth making at this point?" SemiAccurate 7:04 AM
  • "AMD's turnaround hits a snag, repelling investors/Opinion: The chip maker's move away from PCs is taking longer than anticipated" MarketWatch 8:18 AM
  • "AMD Fails To Make Longs Rich Overnight" Seeking Alpha 8:17 AM
  • "Autonomy's ex-chief beancounter tries to kill HP investor settlement: Tech titan trying to 'forever bury' multi-billion writedown, claims bloke" The Register 8:12 AM
  • "Apple IBM Alliance Is Already Threatened By Start-ups" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "ARM's chip licensing revenue and profit keep on rising: But royalty revenue from shipments of chips containing its designs has stalled as mobile operators sell off older phones" IDG News Service 7:48 AM
  • "ARM Boosted by Licensing Revenue: U.K. Company Designs Chips in 95% of Smartphones" [Paid Membership Required] 7:27 AM
  • "Lexmark Profit Slides; Adjusted Results Top Expectations: Printer Company Increases Its Outlook For The Year" [Paid Membership Required] 7:28 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple quarterly earnings - Q3 live" Telegraph 9:53 AM
  • "Apple options traders aren't willing to roll the dice" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "What to Watch for in Apple, Microsoft Results" Bloomberg TV 8:37 AM
  • "Piper Jaffray's Munster Sees Higher Apple Stock Price (Audio)" Bloomberg 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Earnings Preview: The Quiet Period" Forbes 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Q3 Earnings Preview: What to Expect" Mashable 8:12 AM
  • "Will Investors Get Excited If Apple Only Beats EPS By A Dime?" Forbes 9:37 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks: 4 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 8:29 AM
  • "Stock Market Today: Stocks Climb Even as McDonald's, Coca-Cola Miss Estimates" TheStreet 9:01 AM
  • "US stock futures climb in early trading as earnings reports roll in" Associated Press 9:01 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise After Economic Data: Existing-Home Sales Hit Highest Level Since October" [Paid Membership Required] 9:58 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks hit highest close this year/China Mobile sees gain in 4G subscribers/Strong corporate earnings helped lift Hong Kong stocks on Tuesday to their highest closing level this year, despite an overnight retreat in U.S. markets amid geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East." MarketWatch 8:29 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Oil shares, ARM drive gains in European markets/Russian shares look to snap losing streak/European stocks pushed higher Tuesday, getting a lift from oil stocks and a handful of banks, but Publicis Groupe SA was among decliners following a sales warning from the French advertising heavyweight." MarketWatch 8:30 AM

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