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Monday Highlights: New iPhones are "crucial for Apple to restore investors' confidence"; Wall Street Journal goes in-depth with Apple's ad blocking and how it is raising the ire of publishers, and Jean-Louis Gassée ponders the future of "ad-supported publishing business models" which he says are in trouble—more on the topic in our Apple/Macintosh section; good question raised by Philip Elmer-Dewitt: "Does Apple, with its links to Hollywood, see opportunities that nerdier companies might have missed?"; Re/code interview with Benedict Evans who believes Apple and Google are both winning smartphone wars; developers see beta 8 of El Capitan, while public beta testers get a taste of beta 6; MacMost shows how to remove adware from your Mac; Gene Munster on Apple's "exciting new reality" in which the company is acquiring and poaching talent, including Microsoft HoloLens engineer; survey by iMore sees "ultra-high levels of Apple Watch usage"; jailbreakers beware, KeyRaider malware has already compromised 225,000 Apple accounts; London doctor says we are addicted to technology; Apple TV next-gen reportedly to sell between $149-199.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Eyes Move Into Original Programming (Exclusive)" ["Sources indicate the Cupertino, Calif. colossus has held preliminary conversations in recent weeks with executives in Hollywood to suss out their interest in spearheading efforts to produce entertainment content. The unit putting out the feelers reports into Eddy Cue, who is Apple's point man on all content-related matters, from its negotiations with programmers for Apple TV to its recent faceoff with Taylor Swift."]  Variety 7:24 PM
  • "Apple reportedly preparing in-house video productions, bid on Top Gear successor" 9to5Mac 7:35 PM
  • "Apple said to be exploring making its own movies and TV shows: Original content could be a valuable addition to a much-hinted-at Web-based subscription TV service." CNET 8:47 PM
  • "Apple and Cisco Partner to Deliver Fast-Lane for iOS Enterprise Users"  Marketwired 2:23 PM
  • "Apple's deal with Cisco will lay out a red carpet for critical iOS apps: The partnership could tie iPhones more tightly to workplace networks, but there's no timeline yet" IDG News Service 9:06 PM
  • "Apple, Cisco Unveil Business Partnership: Collaboration is aimed at spurring sales of iPhones, iPads to businesses" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:23 PM
  • "Apple And Cisco Team Up To Make iPhones Better Suited For Enterprise" Forbes 2:24 PM
  • "Apple partners with Cisco to boost enterprise business" Reuters 3:21 PM
  • "Apple Partners Up With Cisco on Corporate Networks" Bloomberg Video 2:23 PM
  • "Apple aims to boost mobile device sales with Cisco's help" Associated Press 2:24 PM
  • "How the new iPhone could save Apple"  Fortune 8:37 AM
  • "Apple's Ad Blockers Rile Publishers" ["'Apple is going to create a massive consumer appetite for blocking ads,' said Sean Blanchfield, chief executive of PageFair, a company that helps publishers combat ad blocking. Apple's is a more lucrative audience. Users on iOS spend more money on their devices than those on Google's Android operating system, making them more desirable to advertisers."]  Wall Street Journal 8:22 AM
  • "Life After Content Blocking: Ad blocking started as an initiative by independent developers who wanted to improve our browsing experience. Now that at least one company, Apple, has made Content Blocking 'official', ad-supported publishing business models are in trouble." Monday Note 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Wages War On Mobile Advertising" Benzinga 8:37 AM
  • "3 signs Apple has entered Twilight Zone of virtual reality: Does Apple, with its links to Hollywood, see opportunities that nerdier companies might have missed?"  Fortune 8:23 AM
  • "Benedict Evans on How Both Apple and Google Are Winning the Smartphone Wars (Video)" Re/code 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Is Bucking This One Smartphone Trend: Sales of smartphones declined in the second quarter of this year, but Apple's iPhones are moving in the opposite direction."  The Motley Fool 8:33 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple releases 8th developer, 6th public betas of OS X 10.11 El Capitan" AppleInsider 12:22 PM
  • "Apple seeds OS X El Capitan beta 8 to developers, beta 6 to public users" 9to5Mac 12:22 PM
  • "Apple seeds OS X El Capitan beta 8 to developers, beta 6 to public testers" iDownload Blog 12:22 PM
  • "Apple releases OS X El Capitan Public Beta 6" Macworld 3:16 PM
  • "Centrify survey finds unmanaged Apple devices a corporate liability: A new survey has found that user-owned Apple devices are massive security threat to businesses." ARN 9:58 AM
  • "Video producer hooks up six 4K monitors to Mac Pro at 60Hz using only built-in graphics cards [Video] 9to5Mac 8:15 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Removing Adware From Your Mac" MacMost 9:28 AM
  • "StickyBrain review: Slick notes manager turns its back on mobile sync" Macworld 8:14 AM
  • "KeyFlow Pro, a personal Media Asset management with limited workgroup capabilities" IT.Enquirer 8:03 AM
  • "Want to make 'living photos' with the Mac? Cinemagraph Pro is for you" Apple World Today 11:46 AM
  • "How to Watch Music Videos on Apple Music" Kirkville 8:16 AM
  • "How Manage the Secret Software That Google Chrome Installs on Your Mac" The Mac Observer 3:25 PM
  • "Where Did iTunes Match go for non-Apple Music Subscribers?" The Mac Observer 5:32 PM
  • "Add email aliases in Mail on OS X and iOS" Six Colors 3:17 PM
  • "Mac Game Review: Shadowrun Hong Kong 3.0.4" MacNN 8:20 AM
Press Releases
  • "More OS X Server resources than you can shake a grep at" Six Colors 9:44 AM
  • "Shimo 4 VPN Client for Mac - for Everyone" prMac 9:12 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple is Making Acquisitions and Poaching Employees to Enter This Exciting New Reality - Gene Munster"  StreetInsider 9:43 AM
  • "Apple poaches lead Microsoft HoloLens audio engineer, seen as boost for augmented reality research"  AppleInsider 8:58 AM
  • "Apple hire of Microsoft HoloLens engineer fuels speculation as it plans AR features for iOS 9" 9to5Mac 9:43 AM
  • "Apple's latest hire could point to an upcoming augmented reality product" AppAdvice 9:57 AM
  • "iMore survey shows ultra-high levels of Apple Watch usage" iMore 12:23 PM
  • "Apple gives new look at Campus 2 construction progress in updated aerial photo" 9to5Mac 3:17 PM
  • "The Weeknd Stars in Two-Part Apple Music Ad During MTV VMAs" MacRumors 8:14 AM
  • "Apple launched two new ads for Apple Music last night featuring The Weeknd and ... John Travolta" Business Insider 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Music ad play continues with MTV VMA promo featuring The Weeknd + John Travolta" 9to5Mac 9:43 AM
  • "'KeyRaider' iOS malware targets jailbroken devices: More than 225,000 Apple accounts have been compromised." IDG News Service 8:02 AM
  • "KeyRaider malware stealing Apple account info on jailbroken iOS devices" Apple World Today 12:24 PM
  • "Sony pitches analogue watch with limited iPhone integration on its crowdfunding site [Poll] 9to5Mac 8:15 AM
  • "Hit iOS game pulled for Apple Tax evasion" Cult of Mac 5:41 PM
  • "Tidal blames Apple for dropping Drake performance from live stream" MacNN 9:24 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Are your apps acting creepy? New approach to phone security could tip you off" CNET 8:13 AM
  • "Are we addicted to technology? Just five minutes after meeting sleep and energy expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan in her central London clinic, she delivers some bad news." BBC 8:12 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-31: Apple's Content Blockers" The Mac Observer 12:23 PM
  • "This week we have a little fun at Samsung's expense. We also have an iOS Music tip, follow up on our audiobook conversation and ask Siri to 'Give us a hint'." The MT Show 8:03 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple could double the cost of the next Apple TV" Fortune 8:37 AM
  • "Report: New Apple TV said to cost between $149 and $199" Ars Technica 9:59 AM
  • "Apple TV 4 Will Retail Under $200 Starting In October: Report" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "Apple said to be unveiling a pricier new Apple TV" CNET 12:23 PM
  • "'iPad Pro' parts shipments starting in Sept. with new display tech & suppliers - report" AppleInsider 9:50 AM
  • "Anxious iPhone 6s accessory maker is ready to sell new cases for the Rose Gold iPhone" BGR 8:12 AM
  • "Apple reportedly wants Siliconware to become a SiP supplier for the Apple Watch" Apple World Today 8:58 AM
  • "Former Apple Supplier GT Advanced to Cut 40% of Workforce: Company says move will save $20 million a year and help 'right size' costs after exiting chapter 11" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:58 PM
  • "Former Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced to cut 40% of workforce as restructuring continues" 9to5Mac 6:58 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 11:19 AM
  • "YoWindow Weather For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" App Sliced 11:19 AM
  • "Kayos For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" App Sliced 11:19 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM

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Reviews
  • "Hands On: Sixth-gen iPod touch with Apple A8 SoC" MacNN 8:20 AM
  • "Review: Bluelounge Kosta Charging Coaster for the Apple Watch" AppAdvice 6:56 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Android Wear on iOS: Setup and first impressions [Video] 9to5Mac 6:58 PM
  • "Hyper review: a video magazine for people with busy lives" iDownload Blog 8:19 AM
  • "Hands On: Zentries 1.6.0 (iOS)" MacNN 10:47 AM
  • "Sage Solitaire - A New Hand Of Solitaire On iOS" Apple'n'Apps 8:11 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to hide purchased books from iBooks" Macworld 5:39 PM
  • "iOS 9: Use a gray background in Safari Reader" CIO 12:05 PM
  • "How-To: Get yourself an affordable multi-room AirPlay setup" 9to5Mac 9:16 AM
  • "Apple Watch: Create your own default replies for Messages" Computerworld 8:02 AM
Tips
  • "A quick iPhone camera science experiment" The Loop 10:03 AM
  • "Pointers: Fix and Use iCloud Tabs (OS X, iOS)" MacNN 8:20 AM
  • "Everything Siri can do for you in Apple Music" Macworld 8:13 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Understanding Xiaomi: The Anti-Apple/As Xiaomi continues its breakneck international expansion, investors must understand that the 'Apple of China' and Apple itself are largely mirror images in the way they make money for their investors." The Motley Fool 8:37 PM
  • "Apple could be considering original TV programming; here are some reasons why it should" Apple World Today 7:44 PM
  • "Cassandra: Tim Cook and a Marriage with CISCO" eXtensions 7:44 PM
  • "Next week, Apple could finally succeed where Microsoft has failed for almost 20 years" Business Insider 7:37 PM
  • "Apple Ad Blocking Should Be Good News For Publishers" Forbes 7:37 PM
  • "Here's everything you need to know about the new Apple TV" [Video Report] Business Insider 7:32 PM
  • "Still Waiting For A Decent Instagram Solution for iPad" iPad Insight 6:59 PM
  • "Dissecting Apple's September 9th Event Invite" Apple'n'Apps 6:58 PM
  • "Apple Music has a serious marketing problem" BGR 5:31 PM
  • "My iPhone Wish List" Gigaom 3:26 PM
  • "Tim Cook just made a funny joke about marriage in front of 20,000 Cisco employees" Business Insider 3:26 PM
  • "Some iPhone jailbreakers are in for a nasty surprise" Cult of Mac 12:23 PM
  • "How Pebble's new smartwatches outrun Apple" Moneywatch 8:34 AM
  • "Tidal Makes Up Stories Blaming Apple for Something it Didn't Do" Kirkville 8:18 AM
  • "The Rise of First-Party Pre-Installed Apps" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 8:16 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The First USB-C Car Charger Also Throws In a Backup Battery" Gizmodo 6:58 PM
  • "Google+ Collections is now on iOS" The Verge 5:40 PM
  • "Apple TV catches Game Pass service featuring live preseason football games on updated NFL app" 9to5Mac 3:17 PM
  • "Apple TV Gains Updated NFL Channel With Game Pass Integration" MacRumors 3:17 PM
  • "Google makes Android Wear for iOS official, giving Apple Watch a bit more competition" Macworld 12:22 PM
  • "Apple to Expand Summer 'Apple Camp' Program to Year-Round" MacTrast 12:23 PM
  • "Apple to expand retail store Apple Camp from summer to year-round for students + teachers" 9to5Mac 10:48 AM
  • "Nomad's new Roadtrip combines iPhone car charger with 3000mAh battery, USB + USB-C ports" 9to5Mac 8:20 AM
  • "New Revolutionary Music App, TurnTable, Reinvents the Music Player" prMac 10:47 AM
  • "Voxel Zombies Invade iPhones Worldwide in VOXPLODE! - Available Now" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Online Cambodian TV Customized For iOS" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Snake Attack! Native American Hunter - Rev 2.00 Apple iOS Universal Game" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of August 31: Joe Kissell, Maia Olson of Smile, and Allison Sheridan" The MUG Center 8:02 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Will Cisco Stock Be Helped by Apple Partnership?" TheStreet 3:17 PM
  • "What To Make of a Cisco and Apple Business Partnership" 24/7 Wall St. 3:17 PM
  • "Microsoft accused of adding spy features to Windows 7, 8" Ars Technica 8:36 PM
  • "Looking back at Microsoft's vision of the future" ZDNet 9:36 AM
  • "10 ways Microsoft can improve Windows 10" TechRadar UK 9:25 AM
  • "How Can 75 Million Windows 10 Download Boost Microsoft's Revenues?" Forbes 9:19 AM
  • "Windows 10 now operating on 75m devices | Games industry news | MCV" MCV 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft may offer some Windows 10 patch notes to enterprises" Tech Central 9:23 AM
  • "Windows 10's controversial data collection coming to Windows 7 and 8 users" Express 9:16 AM
  • "Not just 10: Microsoft caught spying on Windows 7 and 8 users too" Digital Journal 9:15 AM
  • "Is Windows 10 already an enterprise success? 1.5 mn installations in a month say so" First Post 9:14 AM
  • "IBM's Watson Could Hold the Key to Fighting Beijing's Brutal Pollution" Gizmodo 5:42 PM
  • "Schlumberger, IBM introduce service to optimize integrated upstream production operations" World Oil 9:01 AM
  • "IBM secures five-year AU$450 million partnership with ANZ" ZDNet 8:51 PM
  • "IBM showcases its latest innovations" The Hindu 9:01 AM
  • "Parsing The Biggest Tech Break Up Of All Time With HP CEO Meg Whitman" Forbes 8:58 AM
  • "HP At VMworld: New VMware NSX SDN OEM, Nvidia Virtual Graphics Relationship" CRN 8:58 AM
  • "HP to give VMware's software defined networking efforts a boost" ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "HP Pavilion x2 10-n054sa (2015) review: Both a handy tablet and an effective laptop, the Pavilion x2 is a great all-rounder" expert reviews 8:56 AM
  • "NVIDIA GRID 2.0 Comes To Dell Blade Platform With Amulet Hotkey's Dell M630 Blade Based DXM-M6 vGPU Blade" real wire 8:53 AM
  • "Dell pitches identity & access management as answer to business complexity" ITBusiness Canada 8:53 AM
  • "Interview: Dell's PC boss Jeff Clarke explains his strategy for success" ZDNet 9:08 PM
  • "How Intel Will Drive Demand for New PCs" PC Magazine 12:33 PM
  • "IP65 Embedded Computer is designed for harsh working environments." ThomasNet News 8:52 AM
  • "Intel upgraded on belief that the worst of the PC downturn is over" MarketWatch 8:52 AM
  • "Intel invests in Android drone maker Yuneec" Telecompaper 8:51 AM
  • "Short Interest in Advanced Micro Devices Decreases By 13.0% (AMD)" Ticker Report 8:47 AM
  • "How She Leads: Kathleen Shaver, Cisco" Green Biz 8:44 AM
  • "Optus pairs with Cisco for data virtualisation" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "VMware Uses Nicira to Lure Business From Cisco" Bloomberg 8:44 AM
  • "Cloud A Commodity? Let's Not Draw Wrong Conclusions Again" Forbes 8:46 AM
  • "CloudPhysics helps manage virtual environments" BetaNews 11:42 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why the iPhone 6S is Vital to Apple Shareholders" Zacks 7:36 PM
  • "Apple stock should return to $130 by end of 2015, says Brean Capital" AppleInsider 3:16 PM
  • "Apple, Boeing, Cisco And Verizon Suffering From The 'Death Cross'" Forbes 8:33 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow posts biggest monthly loss since 2010: China and a potential U.S. rate hike loom large over markets" MarketWatch 5:08 PM
  • "Stocks Close August With Worst Monthly Losses Since 2012" TheStreet 5:08 PM
  • "Stock market, after worst month since May 2012, braces for stormy September" USA Today 5:07 PM
  • "Dow Sees Biggest Monthly Decline Since 2010" FOXBusiness 5:07 PM
  • "US stocks open modestly lower, led by energy sector: Stocks moved lower in early trading Monday, as oil prices fell and investors reacted to signs that the Federal Reserve was still on pace to raise rates this month. It sets up another volatile week on Wall Street, which has been battered this month." Associated Press 11:51 AM
  • "Stocks Fall to Cap Turbulent Month: Dow posts largest monthly loss since May 2010" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:06 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese stocks end brutal August with another daily loss/Asian stock markets closed their worst monthly performance in more than three years in August, as shares struggled to recover from a global selloff sparked by worries about China." MarketWatch 6:46 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks post worst monthly fall since 2011 debt crisis/European stocks ended lower Monday, registering their worst monthly performances since Europe's debt crisis four years ago roiled global markets." MarketWatch 11:49 AM

 
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