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  • "How will the iOS App Store changes affect app developers?" ITProPortal 8:31 AM
  • "iPhone 6s Plus retrospective: How has Apple's flagship held up?"  TechnoBuffalo 7/16
  • "Apple wants to simplify music royalty pay outs and this could harm Spotify"  BetaNews 7/16
  • "Apple Proposes Raising Streaming Music Royalty Rates To Bleed Spotify Dry"  HotHardware 7/16
  • "Apple Seeks Simpler Royalty Payments for Streamed Music" PC Magazine 7/16
  • "Apple's Songwriter Payment Plan Would Make It More Expensive For Competitors To Offer Free Streaming Music" Digital Trends 7/16
  • "iPhone sales decline as smartphone rivals encroach" New York Post 7/16
  • "Apple, stop being stingy with the iCloud storage: Trying to make sense of Apple's approach to iCloud storage leaves you head-scratching."  Macworld 7/15
  • "Spark email client users find their Apple IDs locked for security reasons, Readdle explains server issue at fault" 9to5Mac 7/15
  • "How to make Siri activate when you say 'Hey Siri' to your Mac with macOS Sierra" Macworld 7/16
  • "How to Enable Bluetooth Without a Keyboard or Mouse on Mac" OS X Daily 7/16
  • "Video: See all the best new features in Apple's macOS Sierra" AppleInsider 7/15
  • "How to use iCloud Photo Library selectively: There are a couple of workarounds for when you want to keep a photo locally and not in iCloud." Macworld 7/15
  • "How-To: Enable hands-free 'Hey Siri' voice activation on macOS Sierra" 9to5Mac 7/15
  • "3 ways to prevent iTunes from automatically backing up your iOS device" iDownload Blog 7/15
  • "Changing the name of a user account on your Mac" iDownload Blog 7/15
  • "The mysteries of OSC in Final Cut Pro X revealed, Part 1" 7/15
  • "FileSalvage for Mac OS X can be a life-saver in recovering deleted files" Apple World Today 7/15
  • "Life After Bean: Continuing The Search For The Perfect Mac Word Processor" Mac360 7/15
  • "Learn A Language, Improve Vocabulary With This Mac App" TeraTalks 7/15
Press Releases
  • "Shift — The Time Zone Converter and Meeting Scheduler adds Natural Language Parsing and More" Beautiful Pixels 7/16
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Teen gives money saved for iPhone to homeless man" [Video Report] WMAZ 7:11 PM
  • "Guy Stumbles Upon Garage Sale, What He Finds? An Apple Computer Goldmine" TechEBlog 8:31 AM
  • "Withdrawing cash with iPhone's Touch ID coming to 70,000 ATMs in the U.S." Mashable 7/16
  • "Incredible photos you won't believe were taken on an iPhone" Telegraph 7/16
  • "Here's rare video of Apple designer Jony Ive talking about a gorgeous Ferrari" Business Insider 7/16
  • "Baboon smashes Pokemon Go player's iPhone after it was dropped in zoo enclosure" Stuff: New Zealand 7/16
  • "GlaxoSmithKline targets arthritis in first ResearchKit study by a drug company" AppleInsider 7/15
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are beating the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in US sales" 9to5Google 7/15
  • "Why You Should Play Pokemon Go: Pokemon Go crashes, kills you battery life, and may lead you into oncoming traffic. Download it anyway." PC Magazine 7/15
  • "The iPhone rolls out to MetroPCS stores nationwide this weekend" iMore 7/15
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple debuts its thinnest-ever iPod touch" Cult of Mac 7/15
Non-Apple News
  • "Success of Pokemon GO adds impetus for change at Nintendo" Reuters 9:23 PM
  • "Twitter, Facebook move quickly to stem celebrations of Nice attack" Reuters 9:23 PM
  • "SoftBank to acquire Arm Holdings for £23.4bn: Report" ZDNet 9:23 PM
  • "T-Mobile Loves Competition In The Wireless Industry While It Low-Blows Verizon's Plan Changes" Digital Trends 5:53 PM
  • "Developer Shows Fantastic Pokemon Go Demo For Microsoft Hololens Mixed Reality Glasses" HotHardware 5:33 PM
  • "Senators Urge U.S. Carriers To Put An End To Those Annoying Robocalls" Digital Trends 11:23 AM
  • "Can Pokémon Go save Nintendo?" Telegraph 8:14 AM
  • "Does Snapchat's Lenses feature violate Illinois' biometrics law? 2008 law warns 'full ramifications of biometric technology are not fully known.'" Ars Technica 8:14 AM
  • "Man quits job to travel around New Zealand catching Pokemon" Stuff: New Zealand 8:04 AM
  • "Pokémon Go taken offline by PoodleCorp DDoS attack -- and the hackers have more in store" BetaNews 7/16
  • "Pokemon Go crashes and hackers claim responsibility" CNNMoney 7/16
  • "Pokémon Go Servers Reportedly Attacked Because It Was Bound to Happen" Gizmodo 7/16
  • "Samsung made a limited edition Galaxy S7 Edge for the Olympics" The Verge 7/16
  • "Guerrilla Tactics Used To Access 'Pokémon GO' In Korea" Forbes 7/16
  • "Incomparable #309: Boats in Space" Six Colors 12:08 PM
  • "Why Pokémon Go is the smash iOS hit Nintendo needed, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 7/15
  • "'Planet of the Apps': Will you watch it? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep 46)" CNET 7/15
  • "New iPhone 7 Video Offers Side-by-Side Comparison With iPhone 6s" MacRumors 8:19 AM
  • "New video of purported iPhone 7 shows larger camera, redesigned antenna lines, no headphone jack" 9to5Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Another video compares claimed iPhone 7 casing to iPhone 6s" iDownload Blog 6:03 PM
  • "Video shows possible new iPhone 7 without headphone jack" Mashable 7:11 PM
  • "A change coming to your iPhone will help you sleep better" Tech Insider 7/16
  • "You've been charging your smartphone wrong" Tech Insider 7/16
  • "Apple News is getting is own user agent analytics in iOS 10" Apple World Today 7/16
  • "Trademark Filings Seemingly Confirm Apple's Work on Upcoming 'AirPods'" MacRumors 7/16
  • "Apple's Wireless 'AirPods' For iPhone 7 Confirmed By Trademark Filing" Redmond Pie 7/16
  • "Apple Patents Tech to Foil Concert Pirates" TechNewsWorld 7/16
  • "Apple Wins Second MacBook Design Patent and the 'AirPods' Rumor is Reviewed" Patently Apple 7/16
  • "Apple's iPhone 7 gets even closer to the desktop" Computerworld 7/15
  • "The iPhone 7's A10 Processor Allegedly Scores 18% Higher Than the iPhone 6s' A9 in Early Benchmarks [Chart] iClarified 7/15
  • "1 Way That the Apple Inc. iPhone 7 Will Be a Monster: The iDevice maker's upcoming A10 chip is looking really good." The Motley Fool 7/15
  • "iPhone 7 leak suggests Apple will upgrade battery capacity: It still isn't clear whether the extra battery would be used to prolong the phone's life or to power more hungry components" The Independent 7/15
  • "Short video of the iPhone 7 leaks" GSMArena 7/15
  • "After conquering the iPhone, chip designer ARM chases supercomputers" IDG News Service 7/15
  • "Apple's likely 'AirPods' headphone trademark obscured by shell company" AppleInsider 7/15
  • "Video: is Apple adding 3D Touch to iPad with Apple Pencil?" iDownload Blog 7/15
  • "How to troubleshoot an iPhone" MacFormat 7/15
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Techpinions Podcast: Implications of Pokemon Go" Tech.pinions 7/16
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/15
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/15
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/15

  • "Evaluating the Apple Watch, a year later: It's been a year since my kids gave me an Apple Watch for my birthday. Aside from being another year older, I'm another year wiser, and I've concluded that while the Watch is a dazzling wristwatch, its practical applications are few. It's a toy."  Tribune News Service 8:32 AM
  • "Review: Atlas Wristband 2 makes some improvements, but not enough" AppleInsider 8:19 AM
  • "Gizmo Guy: No Wire, No Worry/Looking for a small wireless speaker to play nicely with the music streaming from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop?" Philadelphia Inquirer [Free Registration Required] 8:19 AM
  • "Fight The Power! We Find Out Which Smartphone Charges The Fastest" Digital Trends 7/15
  • "New OtterBox modular case turns your iPhone into a multi-purpose tool: Snap in a set of speakers, a fresh battery, or boost your camera with this modular-friendly case." Macworld 7/15
  • "Trianium Atomic S Battery Case for iPhone 6/6S review: The best iPhone battery case for your money" CNET 7/15
  • "Super Blade Flash Storage = More Speed and Capacity for Mac Pro and MacBook Pro" Bare Feats 7/15
  • "The best gaming mouse: The Razer DeathAdder Chroma should be a perfect fit for most gamers." The Wirecutter 7/15
  • "Review: Koogeek Wi-Fi SmartPlug for Apple HomeKit" iLounge 7/15
  • "iVisor Glass Privacy protects your iPhone, and provides privacy — but at a cost" Apple World Today 7/15
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple iOS 10 review: More functional, and more of everything" The Indian Express 8:20 AM
  • "Hands-on with the Scrivener writing app for iOS" VentureBeat 8:13 AM
  • "ProximityLock lets you lock your iPhone with its proximity sensor" iDownload Blog 11:23 AM
  • "Spotify and Apple Music: The Goth vs. the Stoner/In this episode, we depart from the familiar letter-and-intervention format for a dive into the world of music streaming services. It is a topic that fascinates the Haggler, who can still barely fathom that for a mere $10 a month, he can get access to just about any musical recording on the planet." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7/16
  • "First Look at Scrivener for iOS" TidBITS 7/16
  • "Learning to skateboard? Check out these iPhone apps" Macworld 7/16
  • "iOS 10 is a total mess" ZDNet 7/15
  • "watchOS 3 beta 2 video walkthrough: Emergency SOS, Activity Sharing, Auto Unlock & more" iDownload Blog 7/15
  • "Sorry, macOS: Messages' best new features are iOS only" Macworld 7/15
  • "SnipNotes 2 review: The more versatile, clipboard-friendly alternative to iOS Notes" Macworld 7/15
  • "'The Counter of Death' Review- Zen and the Art of Tapping" Touch Arcade 7/15
  • "'Ackeron' Review - Can You Feel the Sunshine?" Touch Arcade 7/15
  • "How To Fix IPhone Touch Screen Issues" TechnoBezz 7:04 PM
  • "How to Remove News Headlines from Spotlight Search in iOS" OS X Daily 3:01 PM
  • "How to add attachments to Mail for iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:14 AM
  • "How to fix 'GPS signal not found error' in Pokémon Go" iMore 7/16
  • "How to send email from Mail app for iPhone and iPad" iMore 7/16
  • "How to turn off your iPhone's cellular data: Switching off cellular data as needed can spare your phone's battery life—and save you from overage fees." Macworld 7/16
  • "How to Get Notifications from Specific Instagram User Posts" OS X Daily 7/15
  • "What Channels Support Universal Search on Apple TV?" About Tech 7/15
  • "How to use CarPlay: Siri, menus, and more!" iMore 7/15
  • "Pokemon Go draining your iPhone battery? These cases will juice it back up" CNET 7/16
  • "Best iPhoneography gear for kids" iMore 7/15
  • "Finding a Hard Drive in Just the Right Size" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/15
  • "Apple Leak Confirms iPhone 7 Serious Problem" Forbes 8:20 PM
  • "Personal assistant bots like Siri and Cortana have a serious problem" VentureBeat 5:53 PM
  • "The Sky Is Falling on the PC Market" Low End Mac 3:01 PM
  • "Editorial: Sorry Android bloggers, but Samsung's Galaxy S7 didn't outsell Apple's iPhone 6s" AppleInsider 7/16
  • "What's still on your watchOS wish list?" iMore 7/16
  • "Beta fishing: Messing with iOS 10" Macworld 7/16
  • "Nick Heer On Apple's Aging Mac Lineup And Slumping Sales" Daring Fireball 7/15
  • "When will Apple take gaming seriously? [Friday Night Fights] Cult of Mac 7/15
  • "The Reality Behind 'Road Apples' and 'Compromised Macs'" Low End Mac 7/15
  • "Apple And Haters Gonna Hate Features" Mac360 7/15
  • "It's All About Lock-In And The Ecosystem' (and it's not just Apple)" NoodleMac 7/15
  • "Can The F.B.I. Use Malware To Hack A Mac?" Mac360 7/15
  • "On falling Mac sales and the lack of refreshes" The Loop 7/15
  • "Why Trump and Brexit are an indictment of the tech industry and its worldview" ZDNet 9:23 PM
  • "How generation Z females could be the answer to tech's gender diversity problem" TechCrunch 6:03 PM
  • "5 awesome things about emoji you might not have known" Memeburn 6:03 PM
  • "Pokémon Go shows it's time for real-world games" VentureBeat 6:03 PM
  • "Nintendo: It's HUUUUGE (Part 1) - Monetization Of Pokemon Go" Seeking Alpha 5:54 PM
  • "Alibaba Buying Yahoo Would Make The Most Sense For Everyone" Forbes 11:23 AM
  • "After the Success Of Pokémon Go, How Will Augmented Reality Impact Archaeological Sites?" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "Big data and its developer fallout" TechCrunch 7/16
  • "Mini review: Our quick verdict on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active" Engadget 7/16
  • "5 AR games we're dying to see after the success of Pokemon Go: Augmented reality could fit with a number of different types of video games. Here are just a few ideas." CNET 7/16
  • "Facebook isn't trying hard enough to increase its diversity" Engadget 7/16
  • "Autonomous Cars Will Usher in Things We Never Saw Coming" PC Magazine 7/16
  • "Samsung Gear Fit2 Review: More Than Just A Fitness Wearable" HotHardware 7/15
  • "Is a hardware product ever really 'done'? What does a company that's steeped in hardware innovation do when its major product line has reached a state of maturity?" Recode 7/15
  • "Google's Project Fi Wireless Service Is Crazy Cheap. But Should You Switch?" Wired 7/15
  • "The history of the selfie stick" iMore 7/15
  • "Why Isn't Google Being Investigated For Monopoly Abuse In The U.S?" BohemianBoomer 7/15
  • "Don't believe the 'Pokémon Go' privacy hype" Engadget 7/15
  • "Here's how people are making money off 'Pokémon GO'" Tech Insider 7/15
  • "The DeanBeat: Pokémon Go has a chance to change the world" VentureBeat 7/15
  • "Pokémon Go's launch has a thorn" VentureBeat 7/15
  • "There's no escaping it, Pokemon Go will take over the entire world soon" BGR 7/15
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Tap or Get Trapped - Tiny Traps Released" prMac 8:20 PM
  • "CBS News Gets Revamped App on tvOS" RazorianFly 7/16
  • "You can buy a smart jump rope at the Apple Store" The Verge 7/16
  • "Flowmotion's Epic Deli Restaurant Mobile Game Available Now" prMac 7/16
  • "CBS News for Apple TV puts its focus on live video" iMore 7/15
  • "BitTorrent Now heads to iOS devices and Apple TV" Engadget 7/15
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Is Dead, Long Live Microsoft: The Microsoft we know does not exist anymore. Welcome to Microsoft 2.0, created by CEO Satya Nadella, a software as a service company — or maybe it would be better if we called it simply Microsoft-as-a-Service." guruFocus 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft's Cloud Trip Is No Free Ride: The software giant's business shift has weighed down gross margins" [Paid Membership Required] 12:06 PM
  • "Microsoft's Mobile Nightmare Kills The Billion Device Dream" Forbes 8:20 PM
  • "Microsoft Forecasts Failure For Its 1-Billion-Or-Bust Goal For Windows 10" Tech Times 8:26 AM
  • "Windows 10 Will Miss 1 Billion Users Target, Microsoft Blames Windows Phone" Softpedia 8:26 AM
  • "VMware's past holds the key to the future of Microsoft's Azure Stack" The Register 7:12 PM
  • "Microsoft's Launches edX Curriculum for IT Professionals" Digital Trends 6:48 PM
  • "Microsoft: 7 Secrets You Didn't Know" Investopedia 1:09 PM
  • "This is what will drive IBM's transition" CNBC Videos 8:20 PM
  • "IBM Launches Blockchain Cloud Services On Linux Server" CCN 8:29 AM
  • "A Stylish Debut For World's Thinnest Laptop!" Entrepreneur 8:29 AM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices Earnings Preview" Seeking Alpha 5:54 PM
  • "Saudi Push for Tech Deals Stirs Silicon Valley Debate: Investment of $3.5 billion in Uber prompts discussion among venture-capitalists, entrepreneurs" [Paid Membership Required] 6:47 PM
  • "Windows 10 to take longer to reach billion-device goal" AFP 7/16
  • "About That One Billion Thing" Thurrott 7/16
  • "Microsoft Store Offers Free Laptop If They Can't Upgrade Your PC To Windows 10" Slashdot 7/16
  • "Surface Partnership With IBM, Windows Security: Microsoft Roundup" InformationWeek 7/16
  • "Behold! This is the world's thinnest laptop: We haven't seen much from HP recently that catches our eye, but the new Spectre laptop certainly got our attention." Tech Insider 7/16
  • "Morgan Stanley Analyst Sees 20% Upside in Microsoft" Barron's 7/16
  • "Intel and Cisco CEOs Talk Change at Brainstorm Tech" PC Magazine 7/16
  • "How Pokemon Go Will Influence Enterprise Computing and Business Forever" Forbes 7/16
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Can Apple Turn It Around? CNBC 'Halftime Report' Panel Debates" CNBC 7/15
  • "Apple Stock Price Target Cut at Barclays: Apple's stock price target was reduced to $115 from $121 at Barclays on Friday afternoon." TheStreet 7/15
  • "Apple Stock Nears Quarterly High as Investors Prepare for Q3 Earnings Report" MacRumors 7/15
  • "Blame Apple for Your Rotten Stock Market Returns" Fortune 7/15
  • "The Dow's Biggest Laggard: Apple" CNBC 7/15
  • "S&P 500's record highs held back by Apple's falling stock price" Reuters 7/15
Industry News
  • "When Technology Stocks Pay Out: Dividends and yields rise as once-hot start-ups like Microsoft, Cisco Systems, and Apple develop into established companies, often with heavy cash flows." Barron's 7/16
  • "Dow ends at record high as stocks gain for third week: Citigroup beats earnings expectations, Wells Fargo disappoints" MarketWatch 7/15
  • "Dow Reaches New Record, S&P 500 Snaps Winning Streak: It was a mixed close to a record-breaking week with the Dow Jones Industrial Average clinching a new all-time closing high and the S&P 500 snapping a five-day winning streak." TheStreet 7/15
  • "Stocks end mixed as terror weighs on sentiment" USA Today 7/15
  • "Stocks Pressured After Reaching Record Territory; Poised For Weekly Gains" Dow Jones Newswires 7/15
  • "Dow Extends Record Streak as U.S. Stocks Post Weekly Gains: Citigroup, Wells Fargo report quarterly earnings" [Paid Membership Required] 7/15
  • "Line IPO, Nintendo help Nikkei score best week since 2009: Japanese stocks on Friday notched their best week in six-and-a-half years, leading gains across Asia amid relief over a weakening yen and signs of economic recovery in China." MarketWatch 7/15
  • "European stocks slip, with travel shares down, after deadly France terror attack: European stocks slipped Friday, with travel shares lower after a deadly terrorist attack left more than 80 people dead in Nice, France." MarketWatch 7/15

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