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Agree/disagree: Apple should kill iTunes in favor of individual apps for music, movies, etc.

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  • "How Facebook, Apple, and Google Will Hasten the Next Era of TV" ["These powerful corporations—the true masters of our current universe—are in the attention business, and they don't necessarily hew to Hollywood's often unexamined practices."]  Wired 5:58 AM
  • "What should Apple's priority be for its $1 billion media budget"  Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:40 AM
  • "Apple Switches Gears on Its Self-Driving Car Ambitions: The tech giant has abandoned the idea of building an entire Apple-branded car, moving instead to focus on the underlying technology." TheStreet 9:39 AM
  • "Apple may put its self-driving tech inside an autonomous shuttle for workers" Digital Trends 6:21 AM
  • "Apple puts brakes on self-driving car project, report says" The Guardian 7:11 AM
  • "Apple switches gears from self-driving cars to lame short-haul shuttle buses" The Next Web 6:10 AM
  • "Apple said to be prepping self-driving employee shuttle service" TechCrunch 7:44 AM
  • "Troubleshoot and recover a Mac with a failed drive" Macworld 6:08 AM
  • "Luna Display Turns an iPad into a Second Screen for Your Mac — MacStories" MacStories 9:40 AM
  • "Timely review: Time tracking Mac app hampered by required interent connection" Macworld 6:08 AM
  • "How to move from CrashPlan for Home to another backup solution" Macworld 5:57 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cocktail 11.0 Beta 1 (High Sierra Edition) has been released" Maintain 9:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "AccuWeather and Reveal Mobile Joint Statement About iOS App"  AccuWeather 8:46 AM
  • "Users dump AccuWeather iPhone app after learning it sends location data to a third party" ["Update: AccuWeather sent TechCrunch the following statement. Despite stories to the contrary from sources not connected to the actual information, if a user opts out of location tracking on AccuWeather, no GPS coordinates are collected or passed without further opt-in permission from the user."]  TechCrunch 5:53 AM
  • "AccuWeather responds to accusations they shared geolocation data without permission" The Loop 8:46 AM
  • "As Apple Watch 3 expected to gain LTE, a quarter of owners already using 'daily' for phone calls, says survey" 9to5Mac 9:48 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: AR players shift focus to platform products" DigiTimes 6:07 AM
  • "New ads showcase what's in store for next week's Carpool KaraokeCult of Mac 6:09 AM
  • "Ahead of iPhone 8, Virgin Mobile extends 'all you can eat for one year for $1' deal to switchers" 9to5Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Latest ARKit Demo Showcases Virtual Cosmetics Boutique" MacRumors 7:12 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iPad takes to the skies with United Airlines" Cult of Mac 7:09 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Surprise: The Galaxy Note 8 just leaked again" BGR 8:47 AM
  • "Amazon's new education tool helps students become better writers" Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "Google wants you to shop online using your voice at Walmart not Amazon" BGR 6:00 AM
  • "Lamborghini is releasing a luxurious $2,450 Android phone" Business Insider 5:57 AM
  • "Report: Carrier sources indicate Apple iPhone 8 event date set for September 12" 9to5Mac 7:07 AM
  • "Carriers apparently told to prepare for September 12 iPhone 8 unveiling" iDownload Blog 8:47 AM
  • "Chinese report suggests Apple to sell iPhone 8 with 64 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB storage options" 9to5Mac 6:08 AM
  • "Top-end iPhone 8 could come with massive 512 GB of storage" Cult of Mac 7:04 AM
  • "iPhone 8 leak suggests new gadget will drop another key feature and force you to buy a costly accessory" Mirror Online UK 5:50 AM
  • "French site creates concept of the iPhone 6c Apple definitely won't make" 9to5Mac 6:07 AM
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  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:42 AM
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  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:42 AM

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  • "Apple iPhone 6 review: Apple's 2014 flagship is showing its age/Apple's iPhone 6 is nearly three generations old, and it's beginning to show" Alphr 7:13 AM
  • "AKG N60NC Wireless noise-cancelling headphones review: They cut the noise, not the music" TechHive 5:57 AM
  • "Review: Aukey 30,000mAh USB-C MacBook battery pack" iDownload Blog 6:08 AM
  • "Ring Video Doorbell 2 review: Better features, new frustrations" TechHive 6:09 AM
  • "How to Customize Your AirPods Controls in iOS 11" MacTrast 8:27 AM
  • "How to find your accounts and passwords on iOS 11" iMore 7:06 AM
  • "Six Latest iPhone 8 Rumors feat. Sept 12 Launch Claim" Apple Must 10:11 AM
  • "The annoyance and UI divide of push notifications" The Loop 9:43 AM
  • "Just Say No to Push Notifications: ever; take back your lock screen with controls and a bill of rights" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Who will define the immersive Video experience file format? MPEG, Apple, Adobe or Facebook?" Alex4D 9:34 AM
  • "Why Apple Should add Pencil Support for iPhone"  Tech.pinions 7:10 AM
  • "iOS 11 vs. Android Oreo: No one cares who's winning" Mashable 6:25 AM
  • "Report: Apple Scales Back Self-Driving Car Plans" 512 Pixels 6:06 AM
  • "Some Comments Regarding The New York Times's Report on Apple's Titan Project" Daring Fireball 6:05 AM
  • "eXtensions -The Wednesday File (19): Foundations for Digital Expansion" eXtensions 5:48 AM
  • "Self-driving car manufacturers need to put rivalries aside to fight hackers" The Next Web 7:44 AM
  • "Why a dumb phone is a smart move" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:52 AM
  • "It's Time To Think Beyond Cloud Computing" Wired 6:10 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Ticket to Earth' Episode 2: Crash Is Now Available as a Free Update" Touch Arcade 9:49 AM
  • "NordVPN confirms that using a VPN will bypass Verizon's throttling of all video streams" 9to5Mac 9:43 AM
  • "This Thunderbolt 3 hard drive/SSD enclosure looks like a mini cheese-grater Mac Pro" 9to5Mac 8:47 AM
  • "Hulu dropping Live TV iOS app, incorporating functionality into main app" 9to5Mac 7:44 AM
  • "These are the USB-C cables and adapters you'll need for your new MacBook Pro" iMore 7:44 AM
  • "These 11 iOS and Android apps will help you make the most out of London" Business Insider 6:21 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Walmart Should Merge With Microsoft to Blow Away Amazon: REWIND" TheStreet 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Project Brainwave for real-time artificial intelligence" Financial Express 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Finally Brings Forced Windows Upgrades to an End" Softpedia 8:59 AM
  • "IBM CEO Rometty Says She's Grown Into Being a Role Model" Bloomberg 8:54 AM
  • "How IBM is using analytics to help companies make better products" TechRepublic 8:54 AM
  • "IBM to facilitate mapping of human bacterial genes" ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "How IBM CEO Rometty Measures Success" Bloomberg 8:53 AM
  • "IBM CEO Rometty Says Data Will Drive the Company's Future" Bloomberg 8:53 AM
  • "1,000 Universities: IBM's Ambitious Plan to Fill Vacant Blockchain Jobs" Coindesk 8:51 AM
  • "US: IBM Signs Up Retailers, Manufacturers For Blockchain Project" Kamcity 8:51 AM
  • "IBM likely to close Australian data centre" The Register 8:50 AM
  • "IBM Blockchain to help prevent contamination in global food supply chain" ZDNet 8:50 AM
  • "HP Earnings: What to Watch" [Paid Membership Required] 8:47 AM
  • "HP launches Omen X gaming laptop designed for esports competitors" ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "HP's latest Omen gaming laptop has real X factor" Stuff Magazine 8:46 AM
  • "HP Omen X Gaming Laptop Gets 120Hz screen and is overclockable" Guru3D 8:46 AM
  • "Dell Chromebook 13 3380 review: Robust build and good battery life, but beware the weight" ZDNet 7:34 AM
  • "Intel Z87 and Haswell 24/7 OC Guide" Teh PowerUp 8:42 AM
  • "Asus Demos B250 Mining Expert motherboard with 19 pci-e-slots" Guru3D 8:41 AM
  • "Asus' VivoMini VM45 gets upgraded to 7th Generation Intel processors" PCWorld Australia 8:41 AM
  • "Reviews/Upgraders Guide: Ryzen 3 vs. Core i5-2500K vs. FX-8370" TechSpot 8:40 AM
  • "Watch us build an AMD Threadripper 1920-Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti PC, part 1: Picking the parts" PCWorld 8:38 AM
  • "AMD offers Adobe Creative Cloud subs to Ryzen buyers" bit-tech 8:37 AM
  • "AMD EPYC™ Momentum Grows with Datacenter Commitments from Tencent and, New Product Details from Sugon and Lenovo" Directors Talk Interviews 8:36 AM
  • "FG woos CISCO on adoption of ICT University - Vanguard News" Vanguard 8:34 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "The August of Apple: Tech giant leads the Dow this month" CNBC 8:47 AM
  • "Bets on iPhone 8 Turn Taiwan Airline Into a Stock Superstar" Bloomberg News 7:08 AM
  • "High Expectations for iPhone Demand Sends Taiwan's Largest Airline Stock Surging" TheStreet 6:25 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow rally poised to fade as Jackson Hole comes into focus: PMIs for August to shine a light on economy" MarketWatch 7:16 AM
  • "Stock Futures Set Wall Street Up for a Retreat With Jackson Hole on Watch" TheStreet 7:16 AM
  • "Stock Rally Fizzles in Europe and Asia: Media sector led declines in Europe" [Paid Membership Required] 7:14 AM
  • "Asian markets gain despite Jackson Hole uncertainties: Nikkei leads gainers; typhoon halts Hong Kong trading" MarketWatch 7:14 AM
  • "European stocks tilt lower even as factory activity stays strong: WPP shares fall 10% after ad giant cuts revenue growth view" MarketWatch 7:14 AM

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