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Friday Highlights: Jonny Evans' interview with Deloitte's Mike Brinker on new partnership with Apple in the enterprise; Forbes' Mark Rogowsky considers Apple's new AirPods a "billion-dollar idea [which is] a show of its strengths" if just 1% of iPhone users buy them; Kirk McElhearn asks why Apple can't "help its users manage and consolidate ID accounts"; Envato Tuts+ explains the fix for an "overheating media-making Mac"; RazorianFly considers Apple's new show with Mary J. Blige cringeworthy; Jim Dalrymple gets up and close to Apple's spaceship campus with new footage; angry Frenchman uses metal ball to destroy iPhones, MacBooks in an Apple Store; iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, only two so far, have alleged battery problems causing bulging, and in the 7 Plus model, an explosion; Taiwan getting ready for Apple Pay; maybe you'd be more productive in this $5,900 tech chair, but some of us would probably fall asleep; Sharp and Apple said to be in talks over OLED screens for next iPhones; Forbes on diagnosing and fixing battery drain following iOS 10 upgrade to your iPhone 6s; Paul Thurrott reviews the iPhone 7 Plus calling it "an elegant, mature, and high-end handset, and it is absolutely the best smartphone, overall, that I've ever used"; AppAdvice wonders what Apple's new ad "Balloons" is all about.

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  • "Apple products 'essential to the modern workforce' -Deloitte"  Computerworld 7:08 AM
  • "Apple's Newest Billion-Dollar Idea A Show Of Its Strengths"  Forbes 6:31 AM
  • "Apple opening a $45 million research hub in China to develop hardware, 'advanced' tech" CNBC 7:16 AM
  • "Spotify could out-dance Apple if it does acquire SoundCloud"  TechCrunch 10:28 AM
  • "macOS Sierra code suggests Apple could replace Intel in Macs with custom ARM chips" iDownload Blog 10:44 AM
  • "Multiple Apple IDs just leads to multiple problems: Why can't Apple help its users manage and consolidate Apple ID accounts?" Macworld 7:12 AM
  • "Help! How to Fix Your Overheating Media-Making Mac" Envato Tuts+ 6:39 AM
  • "macOS Sierra discussion includes iCloud management of files (Documents and Desktop); Safari playing unwanted videos automatically (and Terminal workarounds); Time Machine issues; compatibility notes; trackpad, Siri and spelling tricks; memory management; Finder performance and more." MacInTouch 7:21 AM
  • "Let Apple create some Memories for you: You make the memories, Apple gives them some structure." CNET 12:01 PM
  • "How to use Caps Locks in macOS Sierra to switch between keyboards that use different characters" Macworld 7:23 AM
  • "12 Safari tips iOS 10 users need to know" Apple Must 9:21 AM
  • "System Preferences in macOS, Sierra: Mission Control" eXtensions 8:21 AM
  • "System Preferences in macOS, Sierra: Displays" eXtensions 8:10 AM
  • "How To Enable The Universal Clipboard In iOS 10 And macOS Sierra" AddictiveTips 12:01 PM
  • "macOS Sierra: Fast Sound Settings from the Menu Bar" The Mac Observer 10:28 AM
  • "Align Windows in macOS 10.12 Sierra" TidBITS 9:46 AM
  • "CloudMounter review: Less than perfect cloud storage on your desktop" Macworld 8:41 AM
  • "Markup Your Pictures in Photos" MacMost 12:09 PM
  • "A New Way To Block Ads On A Mac" Mac360 7:47 AM
  • "How To Use Things On Your Mac" Mac360 7:26 AM
Press Releases
  • "World Clock Deluxe 4.15.3: Regularly work with people across the world? Have family or friends living in other countries or time zones? Often travel abroad? World Clock Deluxe will make your life much easier." MaBaSoft 11:36 AM
  • "Open Design Alliance Announces Teigha BIM for Autodesk Revit" Architosh 8:11 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Promotes Cringe-Filled Interview With Hillary Clinton" RazorianFly 6:30 AM
  • "Apple Campus 2 Work Continues as Lights Begin Turning On" MacRumors 9:45 AM
  • "Apple Campus 2, ground level footage" The Loop 8:53 AM
  • "Bad Day? Watch A Man Use A Big, Metal Ball To Deliberately Destroy iPhones In An Apple Store" Digital Trends 6:28 AM
  • "Customer rampages through French Apple Store, smashes iPhones, iMacs, MacBook Air" AppleInsider 7:39 AM
  • "If you're smart, this image explains everything about digital transformation" Apple Must 6:25 AM
  • "Another iPhone 7 battery blew up, but this time the phone didn't go up in flames" BGR 8:53 AM
  • "iPhone 7 explodes on its way from Apple, claims Reddit user: It's a grim echo of the Note 7's spontaneous combustion, but it's probably not a problem on anything like the scale of Samsung's" The Independent 7:09 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Plus Explodes - Is Any New Device Safe?" DailyTech 6:39 AM
  • "Should you worry about this 'exploding' iPhone 7? Probably not" Mashable 7:38 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Plus claimed to have exploded, too" ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "Taiwan government starts taking applications from banks for Apple Pay" DigiTimes 7:11 AM
  • "Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments up 7% on month in August" ["In terms of sales value, Apple ranked the second, followed by Sony, HTC, Asustek and Oppo."] DigiTimes 7:11 AM
  • "Apple Pay said to be in testing for Russia, in talks for Taiwan & Kenya" AppleInsider 8:41 AM
  • "iPhone 7 to arrive in more countries starting October 7" iDownload Blog 10:30 AM
  • "Automakers partner to compete against Apple and Google for autonomous car services" VentureBeat 7:15 AM
  • "Here are the top 9 reasons people upgraded to the iPhone 7 ..." 9to5Mac 7:19 AM
  • "Apple says iMessage on iPhone 7 is 'practically magic'" BGR 7:11 AM
  • "The garage where Apple was born and other tech birthplaces" The Loop 10:00 AM
  • "The Apple Watch is a character in Lethal Weapon" The Loop 9:47 AM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs invests in Anonymous Content, the studio behind Mr. Robot and Spotlight" Recode 9:48 AM
  • "Laurene Jobs Invests in Production and Talent Management Firm" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:30 AM
  • "Tokyo man arrested for selling jailbroken iPhones: Allegedly crocked iKit came preloaded with cracked cheater game app" The Register 7:23 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Macs get that iSyncing feeling" Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Home will be followed by a slew of Assistant-powered third party hardware, report says" 9to5Google 8:43 AM
  • "The tech world's new key to productivity? A $5,900 chair" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:41 AM
  • "Google's Going to Change the Gadget Game, But Not Like You Think" Wired 6:34 AM
  • "Gamers stunned after learning how old Mario is supposed to be" Telegraph 6:28 AM
  • "The MacJury's Take On The iPhone 7" MacVoices 1:24 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-09-30: iPhone Lightning Headphone Adapters, Listener Comments" The Mac Observer 1:21 PM
  • "Is Metal a game changer? An interview with Feral Interactive" Mac Gamer HQ 9:43 AM
  • "Apple Talk 14: Missing Macs" iMore 9:15 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Watch Series 2, iPhone 7, DJI Mavic Pro, and more" AppleInsider 7:17 AM
  • "Apple in Talks With Sharp to Supply OLED Screens for New iPhones" Bloomberg 7:07 AM
  • "Apple negotiating with Sharp to supply OLED displays for next-generation 'iPhone 8' in 2017" 9to5Mac 7:07 AM
  • "Having Technical Problems With Your iPhone 7? Here Are Some Tips" Forbes 10:01 AM
  • "Is iOS 10 Killing Your iPhone 6S Battery? Here's How To Diagnose And Fix It" Forbes 9:12 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:08 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:08 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:08 AM

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  • "Apple iPhone 7 Plus Review: The Best Gets Just a Little Bit Better" Thurrott 9:15 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 7 Review: One Small Step Forward" Thurrott 9:15 AM
  • "iPhone 7 review: a range of small updates add up to an excellent phone" PC Advisor 7:23 AM
  • "The iPhone 7 finishes last in our battery life tests" Which? 7:15 AM
  • "Reflecting on the 12.9-inch vs 9.7-inch Form Factor" iPad Insight 6:28 AM
  • "$50 Bluetooth speaker ... is it any good? [Review] Cult of Mac 12:01 PM
  • "Quick Look: Tile Slim – a thinner version of the handy Bluetooth tracker [Video] 9to5Mac 10:30 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'Antiquia Lost' Review - Goo Girl Gone" Touch Arcade 11:54 AM
  • "How to replace the lugs on your Apple Watch bands to match your space grey, gold, or rose gold casing!" iMore 10:30 AM
  • "How to change watch faces in watchOS 3 on your Apple Watch" Apple World Today 7:25 AM
  • "iPhoneography: How To Take Better Photos With Your iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus" Tech Times 7:23 AM
  • "How to get started with widgets in iOS 10: Make the most out of iOS 10's dynamic new widgets." Macworld 7:12 AM
  • "How to set up read receipts for specific conversations in the Messages app" iDownload Blog 6:40 AM
  • "How to clean and remove scratches from your stainless steel Apple Watch" iMore 6:39 AM
  • "iOS 11 wish list: Handoff for iTunes and Apple Music" iMore 12:01 PM
  • "The Future of Work is Mobile: How I Ran Two Multi-Million Dollar Startups From My iPhone/I ran my two companies from my iPhone for a week. Here's what happened." Inc. 10:28 AM
  • "Apple's New 'Balloons' Ad: What's It All About?"  AppAdvice 9:15 AM
  • "Can you really communicate using iMessage art? We're all excited that Apple decided to include drawing capabilities in the new iMessage, but are they really effective for communication? We put this new feature to the test." Mashable 9:15 AM
  • "Why Apple Will (and Should) Remove the Lightning Port from iPhone by 2018" AppleBlend 9:07 AM
  • "Apple Watch Grows Up" Mac360 8:28 AM
  • "Surprises In iOS 10 And iPhone 7" TeraTalks 8:21 AM
  • "How Apple Spreads The Wealth Around" Mac360 7:57 AM
  • "Where iPhone And iOS 10 Kills Android" NoodleMac 7:37 AM
  • "iPhone 7 challenges my love for the SE" Cult of Mac 7:15 AM
  • "Will The 2016 MacBook Pro 15 Eclipse The Dell XPS 15?" Forbes 6:32 AM
  • "Dear tech industry: Stop renaming stuff all the time. Just. Stop. It./Google has renamed Google Apps to G Suite. Yeah. Explain that to your users. In this not-really-a-rant rant, David Gewirtz explains how so many product name changes can be a complete and total pain for customers, IT folk, and even purchasing agents." ZDNet 8:29 AM
  • "Google Assistant could be the killer bot, but it's missing a key feature" VentureBeat 7:15 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The all-in-one Photo/Video Rig that fits in your pocket! Hand-held Stabilizer, Remote Control, Tripod Mount, and more..." Grip&Shoot 11:35 AM
  • "Nest Egg Inventory App for iOS Offers Convenient Way to Track Inventory" MacPrices 11:11 AM
  • "CW Shows Come to Apple TV, No Cable Subscription Required" The Mac Observer 9:07 AM
  • "The iPhone 7 Is Invigorating The Dongle Market, For Proof, Here's the iLDOCK" Oh Gizmo! 7:23 AM
  • "Ask Fortuna 1.0 for iPhone and iPad makes millions of unique fortunes" prMac 8:29 AM
  • "Dig This 1.0 - An Underground Game About Gravity, Physics and Strategy" prMac 7:07 AM
  • "Zero-Day Acquisition Platform Triples iOS 10 Bug Bounty to $1.5 Million" MacRumors 7:07 AM
  • "Zerodium posts a $1.5M bounty on an iOS 10 jailbreak" iDownload Blog 6:40 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Not Strictly Windows - how Satya Nadella is teaching Microsoft new dance moves" ComputerWeekly 9:42 AM
  • "Leadership: Innovation, collaboration, curiosity key to business success, Microsoft's Gates and Nadella say" ITBusiness Canada 9:56 AM
  • "Microsoft's new AI group seeks greater accessibility" MarketingDive 10:07 AM
  • "Could Cortana 2.0 be a chatbot? Microsoft's new AI chief hasn't ruled it out" PCWorld 12:27 PM
  • "Microsoft Brings Together Bing and Cortana into AI & Research Group" Mobile Marketing 10:06 AM
  • "Microsoft creates artificial intelligence division with Bing and Cortana teams" V3 9:54 AM
  • "The reasoning behind Microsoft's new A.I. and Research Group" Computerworld 9:52 AM
  • "Could Cortana 2.0 be a chatbot? Microsoft's new AI chief hasn't ruled it out" PCWorld 9:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Merges Research, Cortana And Bing Divisions To Create AI Arm" TechWeekEurope 9:51 AM
  • "Microsoft announces 5,000-strong AI research group" bit-tech 9:32 AM
  • "Microsoft just made a massive move in AI that will impact Windows users" TechRadar UK 9:21 AM
  • "Microsoft reshuffle brings Cortana and Bing into new AI division" The Inquirer 9:42 AM
  • "Microsoft announces AI discovery group" IT PRO 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces New AI and Research Division" Softpedia 9:10 AM
  • "Windows 10 could get even smarter with Microsoft's new AI system" Express UK 9:37 AM
  • "Salesforce to Urge Regulators to Examine Microsoft-LinkedIn" WHIR 10:08 AM
  • "Salesforce Asks For EU Antitrust Probe Over Microsoft LinkedIn Purchase" TechWeekEurope 9:58 AM
  • "Microsoft dismisses Saleforce's claims of an anticompetitive LinkedIn purchase" BetaNews 9:57 AM
  • "Salesforce tries to block Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition as EU focuses on data-rich deals" Computer Business Review 9:41 AM
  • "Salesforce wants EU to revise Microsoft's LinkedIn purchase" SiliconRepublic 9:35 AM
  • "Salesforce wants watchdogs to split up Microsoft and LinkedIn" Channel Eye 9:29 AM
  • "Salesforce Wants to Block Microsoft's LinkedIn Takeover" Softpedia 9:25 AM
  • "Salesforce asks Europe to stop Microsoft buying LinkedIn after itself trying to buy LinkedIn" The Register 9:05 AM
  • "Salesforce Opposes Deal Between Microsoft And LinkedIn, Works With Regulators To Block It" Tech Times 9:04 AM
  • "42 NHS trusts still using insecure Windows XP PCs" V3 9:35 AM
  • "IBM sees no risks to Russian business from localization trends" TASS 8:27 AM
  • "Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and IBM team up on AI" Sophos 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft, Google, Facebook, IBM and Amazon create AI super group" V3 8:26 AM
  • "IBM to Add Promontory to its Watson Expertise" Converge! 8:24 AM
  • "HPE Offers Conference Room Service With Microsoft, Logitech" eWeek 9:58 AM
  • "HP apologises for cartridge DRM 'security update'" PCR 8:22 AM
  • "HP says it's sorry for banning fake cartridges" IT PRO 8:22 AM
  • "HP will stop blocking its printers from using third-party ink" The Verge 8:22 AM
  • "Will The 2016 MacBook Pro 15 Eclipse The Dell XPS 15?" Forbes 8:12 AM
  • "Lack of gender diversity in tech starts at the top" CIO 8:11 AM
  • "All MSI 100 series motherboards Kaby Lake ready via BIOS updates" Hexus 8:10 AM
  • "Intel's Wearable Shows A Model's Stress Levels On The Runway" UberGizmo 8:11 AM
  • "Intel Brings Wearable Technology To Hussein Chalayan's Paris Fashion Week Show" Forbes 8:10 AM
  • "Intel wearables show models' stress levels on Paris runway" Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "Intel Makes Available New Firmware for Its SSDs - Download Toolbox 3.3.7" Softpedia 8:09 AM
  • "Intel Rolls Out HD Graphics Driver Beta - Download Now" Softpedia 8:09 AM
  • "Partners will be more pivotal for Oracle in cloud era, UK channel boss claims" CRN UK 8:05 AM
  • "VimpelCom partners Cisco in M2M and IoT push for business users" FierceWireless 8:03 AM
  • "VimpelCom partners Cisco Jasper on M2M/IoT global expansion" TeleGeography 8:02 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Higher, Exploring OLED Screen Partnership With Sharp" TheStreet 7:58 AM
  • "Qantas Joins Apple in Pushing Aussie Bond Curve Out to 10 Years" Bloomberg 7:16 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks clamber higher as Deutsche Bank worries taper: U.S. stocks rallied on Friday, boosted by a double-digit rally in Deutsche Bank AG shares, which were recovering from brutal losses in Thursday's session amid heightened concerns about the health of the German lender's balance sheet." MarketWatch 12:49 PM
  • "China is cutting off cash to Venezuela: Venezuela can't pluck leaves off China's money tree anymore." CNNMoney 12:49 PM
  • "Stocks Roar Higher; Apple Still Strong; Will Facebook Break Out Again? Stocks marched even higher after a healthy open on Friday, and big-cap techs resumed their rally after some quiet pullbacks during the week." Investor's Business Daily 12:48 PM
  • "Deutsche Bank shares plunge, rattling markets: BERLIN — Shares in German lender Deutsche Bank plunged as much as 8% on Friday as investors fretted that problems at one of Europe's largest financial institutions could spill over into the rest of world markets." USA Today 10:19 AM
  • "Deutsche Bank bailout: Deja vu all over again/Sep. 30, 2016 - 8:27 - 'Making Money' Host Charles Payne, Co-Founder & Editor Jonas Max Ferris and Fortune Magazine Global Forum Co-Chair Nina Easton weigh in on talks surrounding a Deutsche Bank bailout." FOXBusiness 12:43 PM
  • "Deutsche Bank's Shares Rebound After Earlier Selloff: Shares of the German lender gained 6.4% to €11.57, recouping earlier sharp losses. They have fallen nearly 50% this..." [Paid Membership Required] 12:42 PM
  • "Asian shares rattled by concerns over oil, Deutsche Bank: Asian shares traded lower Friday as traders dialed back hopes for proposed oil-production cuts, and as Deutsche Bank worries continued to rattle global markets." MarketWatch 10:17 AM
  • "European stocks score a fillip from Deutsche Bank rally to end higher: European stock markets on Friday erased earlier sharp losses and closed slightly higher as concerns over Deutsche Bank's financial health subsided on hopes the lender will pay a lower-than-feared fine to U.S. regulators." MarketWatch 12:41 PM

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