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  • "The man behind the Apple Watch: Last year, Apple was the first company to be valued at $700bn. As it makes a bid to enter the luxury market with the 18ct gold Apple Watch, the brand's British design visionary, Jony Ive, gives a rare interview to Nick Foulkes. Portrait by Dorothy Hong"  Financial Times 7:50 AM
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  • "Oracle: How about some adware to go with that new Java for Mac?" ["Oracle is resorting to the same old tactics that Windows power users are well familiar with to trick OS X users into installing Ask's browser extensions and set its search engine as default, alongside Java 8 Update 40."] BetaNews 8:13 AM
  • "Installing Java on a Mac? Beware the now-bundled Ask.com toolbar" Macworld 10:36 AM
  • "Adware sneaks through OS X Gatekeeper loophole" iMore 8:19 AM
  • "Office 2016 for Mac Preview brings Retina display support and more Office 365 features" The Inquirer 8:05 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "What programs are forcing the use of your MacBook's high-power GPU?" MacIssues 10:55 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Hands on with Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 Preview" BetaNews 8:57 AM
  • "Hands-on: Office for Mac 2016 finally makes OS X users first-class citizens" The Next Web 8:19 AM
  • "Office for Mac 2016 Preview: New Looks Without Much Substance" The Tech Night Owl 8:04 AM
  • "Hands-On with Word 2016 Preview for Mac" Thurrott 11:05 AM
  • "Java 8 without the Adware (aka Java8Unjunker)" brunerd 7:53 AM
  • "How to Bypass a FileVault Password On a Per Boot Basis with OS X" OS X Daily 11:19 AM
  • "How to invoke a specific Notification Center View using keyboard shortcuts on Mac" iDownload Blog 9:23 AM
  • "Pointers: Use Dropbox to Share Files (OS X)" MacNN 8:18 AM
  • "Screenflow, recently revved to version 5.0, provides a great screencasting studio for the Mac" AppleDailyReport 8:28 AM
  • "A Better Way To Mute The Mic And Adjust Mic Sound Volume On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:54 AM
  • "2 Simple Mac Apps To Organize That Which Is Not So Simple" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "Your Mac And The Price Of Focus" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "Every MacBook User Needs A Bartender (seriously)" TeraTalks 7:55 AM
  • "Thank You, Lord, For Yet Another Code Snippets App For My Mac's Snippets" BohemianBoomer 7:55 AM
Op/Ed
  • "NSFW: Don't throw out the Aperture baby with the bathwater" iMore 11:20 AM
  • "How to Fix iTunes, Part 9: Gifting Playlists" Kirkville 8:18 AM
  • "Java 8 Update 40 Installer App Fun!"  brunerd 7:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "Paragon Boot Camp Backup is the Industry's First Solution for Backing Up Windows under OS X – and it's Free!" Paragon Software 9:17 AM
  • "Mac - iPhone users now protect kids, pets, things with this new IoT App" prMac 8:06 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "BMO forecasts 19M Apple Watch sales in 2015, with more than half selling in holiday season" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Watch to ship 15 million units in 2015, says Strategy Analytics" DigiTimes 8:27 AM
  • "Apple's new streaming music service reportedly coming in June" Macworld 11:09 AM
  • "As Apple Pay Fraud Grows, Banks Scramble to Fix Credit Card Flaw" TheStreet 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Pay hit by low-tech fraudsters: WSJ" CNBC Videos 8:00 AM
  • "Competitors hope for boost from Apple Watch" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:01 AM
  • "Apple is still the number one US smartphone maker, according to comScore" iMore 11:20 AM
  • "Cyanogen CEO Predicts Doom For Samsung, Apple" Digital Trends 11:06 AM
  • "Apple, Google, Microsoft & others urge Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage across the USA" 9to5Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Google team up to support marriage equality" Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "Apple, other Companies Push Supreme Court for Same-sex Marriage Support" The Mac Observer 10:57 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Huawei: Rumored $1,000 cost 'out of range' of base model Huawei Watch price" 9to5Google 10:50 AM
  • "Republicans file bill to rip Internet regulatory powers from FCC" Electronista 8:33 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Podcast: Switching to iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch Role Playing, Over-Under + More" Insanely Great Mac 8:25 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's presence in China, Samsung Galaxy S6, mobile payment news, more" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone 6s will be powered by A9 processor, manufacturing starts in June" GizmoChina 10:45 AM
  • "New report may reveal launch timing for Apple's next-gen iPhone 6s" BGR 10:46 AM
  • "Apple Watch apps designed to be used for a few seconds at a time, report says: Apps to unlock hotel rooms and much more are being developed in extreme secrecy at Apple headquarters." CNET 8:02 AM
  • "Why Apple Watch apps should be usable in 10 seconds or less" Gigaom 9:21 AM
  • "You'll be able to use the Apple Watch's box as a charger for some models" Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "Gold Apple Watch could cost $9,999" MarketWatch 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Watch Edition won't be the most expensive smartwatch on the market" 9to5Mac 9:59 AM
  • "MacBook Air and 13" MacBook Pro Shipping Times Slip Ahead of Monday's Media Event" MacRumors 9:59 AM
  • "Macbook Ship Times Slip Back A Day; New Models On The Way?" Digital Trends 11:06 AM
  • "iPad Pro rumored to have oxide LCD display" TechnologyTell 8:12 AM
  • "Apple extends iPhone 5 battery replacement program into 2016" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Extends Defective iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program To Jan 2016" RazorianFly 8:13 AM
  • "iPhone 6S Will Copy Key Samsung Feature" Forbes 9:21 AM
  • "Apple supplier Japan Display to build $1.4 bn LCD screen factory" AFP 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Store Listing MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter as Discontinued" MacRumors 10:56 AM
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  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" Apple Sliced 11:18 AM
  • "EPOCH.2 For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 11:18 AM
  • "oSnap -The Perfect Camera For Selfie & Candid Photos For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 11:18 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM

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  • "Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Can Samsung overtake Apple again?" The Inquirer 8:05 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "FunBITS: SNL for iPhone Brings 40 Years of Laughs" TidBITS 10:55 AM
  • "Hands On: Artree relaxation app (iOS)" MacNN 8:33 AM
  • "Hands On: NoteSpot (iOS)" MacNN 8:18 AM
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  • "Tip of the Day: Recording Videos at 60 Frames Per Second with Your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus" iPhone Life Magazine 10:00 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "It is doubtful Apple will make an Apple Car" MacIssues 11:27 AM
  • "6 potential uses for Apple Watch in the enterprise" ZDNet 11:09 AM
  • "What could make or break the Apple Watch" CNBC 11:07 AM
  • "Is Apple's real watch innovation a gold case that's as tough as steel? Interview with Jony Ive claims 'the molecules are closer together in Apple gold.'" Ars Technica 10:40 AM
  • "Apple could dump Google from its mobile web browser — here's why that might actually be good for Google" Business Insider 10:38 AM
  • "Know Right Now: Here Comes the Apple Watch" Time 10:38 AM
  • "11 Amazing Features of the Apple Watch" Time 8:57 AM
  • "Apple not among Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For" AppleDailyReport 8:29 AM
  • "Cassandra: Apple Invitations, Rumours and the Watch" eXtensions 8:28 AM
  • "My (practical) Apple Watch wish-list" iMore 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Watch: latest rumours and facts" Telegraph 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Watch: six things that could drive you round the bend" Telegraph 8:20 AM
  • "Golden Apple: Thoughts on potential Apple Watch prices" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "How developers are making apps for an Apple Watch they haven't seen yet" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "3 reasons Apple's watch will _ or won't _ change the game" Associated Press 8:14 AM
  • "What to Expect From Apple's 'Spring Forward' Apple Watch Event" Apple Gazette 9:22 AM
  • "What to Expect From the Apple Watch Event Monday" Wired 8:13 AM
  • "Why Apple won't put bigger batteries in the iPhone even though it improves battery life" Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "Here Is Samsung's Simple Two-step Process To Compete Against Apple Inc." Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Needs A Little Of What Google And Microsoft Already Have" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "How Apple Inc. Is Becoming More Like Google Every Day" Mac 360 7:54 AM
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  • "FoxTrot Classics Comic Strip" GoComics 7:56 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Epic War TD 2 comes to iOS" AppAdvice 11:19 AM
  • "This $249 battery strap will charge Apple Watch while you wear it" 9to5Mac 9:59 AM
  • "Amazon Game Studios announces four games coming soon to iOS" 9to5Mac 10:02 AM
  • "Amazon Games Studios bringing four of its titles to iPhone and iPad" iMore 9:21 AM
  • "Reply From the Lock Screen on Gmail iOS App" PC Magazine 9:21 AM
  • "OmniGraffle iOS update brings diagramming tool to the iPhone" Apple World Today 8:33 AM
  • "ProCamera 8 + HDR for iPhone is fine-tuned with latest app update" AppAdvice 8:33 AM
  • "Imgur iOS App Now Available - With a Caveat" Apple Gazette 8:27 AM
  • "Signal Keeps Your iPhone Calls And Texts Safe From Government Spies" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
  • "250 iPhone Tips eBook Released - For iPhone 5c, 5s, 6 and iOS 8" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "Need It Mobile App Revolutionizes Shopping Lists With A Snap" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "String Toys for iPad Releases to the App Store" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Record your Family Stories using Re-Collections for iPad" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Ticker 1.0 for iOS now available - Sample-accurate metronome + beatmatch" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Metal Racer introduced for iOS - Next Generation Racing Game" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Instanty 3.01 for iOS extracts high quality pictures from Ultra HD video" prMac 8:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows, Blackberry also susceptible to HTTPS-breaking FREAK attack" Electronista 10:00 AM
  • "Bad news: Windows PCs are also vulnerable to dangerous FREAK encryption attacks" PCWorld 9:55 AM
  • "Windows vulnerable to Freak attacks, says Microsoft" ComputerWeekly 9:50 AM
  • "All Windows versions are vulnerable to FREAK" BetaNews 9:16 AM
  • "Time for all Windows users to FREAK out over encryption bug" Computerworld 9:24 AM
  • "Time to FREAK out? How to tell if you're vulnerable" Computerworld 9:27 AM
  • "Windows 10's Xbox App: More about extending a console than embracing PC gaming/Microsoft says Windows 10 embraces PC gaming, but the Xbox app is all about bringing the console to your computer--with one exception." PC Advisor 9:58 AM
  • "Start menu transparency revealed in latest Windows 10 build leak" Windows Central 9:57 AM
  • "Windows 10 Build 10031 leak shows smaller Start button plus transparency" BetaNews 9:17 AM
  • "JavaScript unites Microsoft and Google" InfoWorld 9:20 AM
  • "Microsoft and Google working together on Angular 2 JavaScript framework" BetaNews 9:16 AM
  • "Microsoft wants to make Windows 7 seem really old" The Verge 8:04 AM
  • "Oracle's now dumping Java crapware bundles on your Mac, too" Engadget 9:32 AM
  • "Oracle: How about some adware to go with that new Java for Mac?" BetaNews 9:13 AM
  • "Financial companies seek cloud strategy for secure relationship" BetaNews 9:16 AM
  • "18 clouds in 5 buckets: The 5 different kinds of marketing clouds" VentureBeat 8:29 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple to Replace AT&T in Dow Index" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:56 AM
  • "Here's why Apple joining the Dow is a 'historic moment' for the company" Business Insider 9:59 AM
  • "Apple Joins The Dow Jones Industrial Average March 18, Replacing AT&T" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Added to the DJIA: What You Need to Know Now" 24/7 Wall St. 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Stock Advancing Today After Upbeat Analyst Note on Strong iPhone Demand" TheStreet 8:01 AM
  • "Opinion: How Apple stock can easily hit $1 trillion valuation by 2017" MarketWatch 8:00 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks: 4 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 7:48 AM
  • "Stocks Extend Losses At Midday; WuXi PharmaTech Dives: Stocks extended losses at midday Friday after a better-than-expected jobs report raised expectations the Federal Reserve will soon raise interest rates." Investor's Business Daily 11:19 AM
  • "US stocks open lower as strong jobs report raises prospect of summer rate hike; dollar jumps: NEW YORK – Stocks opened lower on Friday as another strong U.S. jobs report raised the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would start to raise interest rates later this year. The dollar jumped and U.S. government bond prices fell after the report." Associated Press 11:18 AM
  • "US stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect: NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks dropped on Friday as another strong U.S. jobs survey raised the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would start to raise interest rates later this year. The dollar jumped and U.S. government bond prices fell after the report." Associated Press 11:16 AM
  • "Stocks Drop; Dollar, Bond Yields Soar on Jobs Report: U.S. stocks dropped Friday as the dollar soared and Treasury yields jumped after robust jobs growth solidified expectations of a U.S. rate increase as soon as June." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:16 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks climb to fresh 15-year high as yen softens/Japan stocks extended gains Friday to a fresh 15-year high, as the yen weakened versus the greenback ahead of the closely watched U.S. jobs report for February." MarketWatch 7:43 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks build on multiyear highs ahead of QE launch/European stocks rose Friday, extending their reach into multiyear highs ahead of the start of a massive asset-purchase program aimed at bolstering inflation levels and growth in the eurozone." MarketWatch 9:35 AM
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 10 a.m." Associated Press 11:14 AM

 
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