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Wednesday Highlights: Vogue magazine takes "a rare look at design genius Jony Ive", who "has found the way to our hearts"; Apple and PayPal seemed on verge of a partnership when eBay CEO pushed PayPal to partner with Samsung instead, drawing Apple's ire and shunning; US Attorney General Eric Holder calls encryption in both iOS and Android "worrisome", calls for both to provide access to law enforcement for security purposes; Apple releases OS X Yosemite Golden Master as well as Public Beta #4, reports in our OS X section; ex Apple managers dish on details of company 24/7 culture calling it "nuts"; Kantar Worldpanel says sales of iPhones were steady in face of iPhone 6 launch; new arial shot of Apple's spaceship campus provided to The Mac Observer; with the A8 processor in iPhone 6, Apple's lead in gaming grows over Android/Google Play; rumor has it Apple will reveal a gold color iPad in next generation of the tablets, in effort to boost sagging sales — more in our Hardware/Software section; Computerworld's in-depth review of the iPhone 6, more reviews from iMore, BetaNews, and Dr. Mac's final showdown between the 6 and 6 Plus; just how good is the iPhone 6 camera?

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch/How Apple's under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts."  Vogue 8:28 AM
  • "Apple's IPhone Pay System Casts Shadow on PayPal Spinoff" Bloomberg 9:01 AM
  • "As PayPal Spins Off, Apple Pay Signals New Era at Cash Register" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:09 AM
  • "Holder: iOS, Android Encryption Is 'Worrisome'/Attorney General Eric Holder said phones should protect security but also still allow for law enforcement access." PC Magazine 11:04 AM
  • "Piper Jaffray advises 'conservative expectations' for Apple Watch, predicts first-year sales of 10M" AppleInsider 10:52 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple's Shellshock patch for Macs is incomplete, says security researcher" CNET 3:52 PM
  • "Yosemite GM provides an early look at new versions of Pages and Keynote for Mac" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "OS X Yosemite to be released very soon" MacIssues 8:43 AM
  • "Mac OS X Yosemite nears release as GM build arrives with developers" The Inquirer 8:38 AM
  • "Apple asks developers to submit their apps for Yosemite" Cult of Mac 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Tells Developers to Submit their OS X Yosemite-compatible Apps" The Mac Observer 9:27 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Implementing iOS 8 Document Pickers" ["The first thing you will need to do is start an iOS project in Xcode and enable iCloud and iCloud Documents capabilities as shown below."] MacStories 11:03 AM
  • "Multicam split screens in FCPX and how to blur a moving logo in Motion" fcp.co 8:25 AM
  • "How to Share an iTunes Library Between Partitions in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 3:05 PM
  • "iDesign, uDesign, we all design with Logo Design Studio Pro" Apple Daily Report 7:48 AM
  • "The Right Way And The Right Reason To Rip DVDs To Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 7:41 AM
  • "The Audacity Of Free Audio Apps" Mac 360 7:41 AM
  • "A Better Way To Do Gmail On A Mac" Mac 360 7:41 AM
  • "Radio Isn't Dead. Radio Has Shifted In Time" NoodleMac 7:40 AM
  • "Honestly, I Thought This Famous Mac Utility App Died Many Years Ago" Mac 360 7:40 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Apple gives us some great transitions in its Keynote presentation software – but is there a way to add more? Yes, there is!" Les Posen's Presentation Magic 9:33 AM
Press Releases
  • "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel coming to the Mac on October 14" Mac Gamer HQ 12:45 PM
  • "Currency Assistant 3.2 (released October 2014): Currency Assistant is a very flexible and easy-to-use currency converter." MaBaSoft 10:51 AM
  • "Accordance 11 Collections Are Here!" Accordance 7:47 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Former Apple managers talk of the 24/7 work culture: 'these people are nuts'" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "The Real Reason PayPal Isn't an Apple Pay Preferred Partner"  Bank Innovation 8:15 AM
  • "How PayPal missed huge Apple Pay deal because of the Galaxy S5" BGR 8:14 AM
  • "Apple Pay to Work with Siri (Report)" Tom's Guide 9:07 AM
  • "Apple sales hold steady in despite iPhone 6 pre-launch" Kantar Worldpanel 8:05 AM
  • "The iPhone 5c was the best selling phone in UK, before iPhone 6 debut" 9to5Mac 8:05 AM
  • "iPhone 5C was UK's best-selling smartphone in August despite imminent iPhone 6 launch" The Inquirer 8:38 AM
  • "iPhone 5C 'Defied Convention' In Market Share Surge Prior To iPhone 6 Launch" Business Insider 8:51 AM
  • "Apple Accepting iTunes Donations For 'City of Hope' Center During October" TechCrunch 7:55 AM
  • "Branded tablet growth expected to disappoint with only 2.5% growth; Apple down and Samsung up, says ABI Research" DigiTimes 8:21 AM
  • "Apple won't be happy with this Dutch store's hilariously bent iPhone 6 retail displays" BGR 8:14 AM
  • "Someone' Targets Hong Kong Protesters Using Jailbroken iPhones with Malware" The Mac Observer 3:01 PM
  • "Rockin' the living room: Beats Music arrives on Apple TV" Macworld 8:03 AM
  • "New Aerial Shot Shows Apple Campus Construction Underway" The Mac Observer 1:05 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google's Augmented Reality 'Ingress' Gives Players New Creative Outlets" TechNewsWorld 1:08 PM
  • "Sprint doubles AT&T's double-the-data wireless promotion: Under new CEO Marcelo Claure, Sprint is keeping the pressure on its larger competitors and going directly after AT&T." CNET 9:07 AM
  • "Sprint doubles data on high-end plans for families and businesses" iMore 9:07 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Kirk McElhearn Takes Control of LaunchBar 6" MacVoices 1:04 PM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 75: Interview with Kyle Matthews of ModMyi" iDownload Blog 8:34 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Horsepower of Apple's A8 & iPhone 6 extend iOS's gaming lead over Android's Google Play" AppleInsider 8:02 AM
  • "The secret behind the time-lapse function in the iOS 8 Camera app" 9to5Mac 8:49 AM
  • "Gold iPads coming this month, rumored 12.9-incher next year" The Verge 7:53 AM
  • "Apple is going for gold with next-generation iPad Air, says Bloomberg" AppAdvice 8:06 AM
  • "All gold everything: Apple may add new hue to iPad Air line" Macworld 10:52 AM
  • "Gold iPad Air: Can a Color Save Tablets?" Tapscape 8:02 AM
  • "iPad Air 2 specs: color options to include gold, silver and space gray" BGR 8:14 AM
  • "Apple Watch Won't Hit Mass Production Till January, Report Claims" Digital Trends 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Reduces Screen Size in Apple Watch Video to Match Website" The Mac Observer 7:48 AM
  • "Watch display in Apple's video is actually smaller than you initially thought" BGR 8:14 AM
  • "iPhone Repair Programs for iPhone 5 Issues" Kirkville 8:35 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "iOS 8 triggering problems with Bluetooth connections in cars" MacNN 3:02 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Fragment -Prismatic Effects For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 10:50 AM
  • "Catchup -Abstract Strategy For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 10:50 AM
  • "Nitroman For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:50 AM
  • "Mac Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 7:48 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:48 AM

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Reviews
  • "iPhone 6 deep-dive review: A major new step in design and performance" Computerworld 8:09 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Review" iMore 1:11 PM
  • "Big Organizations Have A Love/Hate/Love Affair With Hadoop" ReadWrite 4:14 PM
  • "iPhone 6: an honest review" ["Apple is sometimes guilty of putting form before function, and this is where aesthetics can undermine usability. How a phone feels and how well it stays in hands and fingers are intertwined benefits. While I find that iPhone 6 feels quite good to hold and can be operated with one hand, the surface is too slick."] BetaNews 8:12 AM
  • "iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: Dr. Mac's Final Showdown" The Mac Observer 12:51 PM
  • "iPhone 6 Camera Review" Forbes 8:39 AM
  • "iPhone Wi-Fi Speed Test: 802.11ac iPhone 6 Plus vs. 802.11n iPhone 5s [Video] iClarified 3:44 PM
  • "Review: Spigen Capsule, Neo Hybrid / EX / Metal + Ultra Hybrid for iPhone 6" iLounge 3:53 PM
  • "Waterfield Spinn Pouch Case for iPhone 6/6 Plus: Excellence in Leather" The Mac Observer 3:52 PM
  • "Review: Kenu Airframe+ car mount for iPhone 6 Plus" 9to5Mac 1:05 PM
  • "Review: Verus Damda Series Case for the iPhone 6" Run Around Tech 8:49 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: A former Apple engineer showed me the future of wearables" BGR 11:19 AM
  • "Amazing guitar and vocal effects boxes will have you sounding like a pro" Cult of Mac 8:47 AM
  • "Paste+, a Clipboard Action Widget" MacStories 3:05 PM
  • "PromptSmart iOS App Review" Tapscape 8:52 AM
  • "BuggyFun Review: BuggyFun allows children to create their own tracks for bugs to interact with for a unique open-ended experience." 148Apps 9:09 AM
  • "RGB Express Review: Guide trucks along their delivery routes in RGB Express, a testing but charming puzzle game." 148Apps 10:58 AM
  • "Nexticy Review: Nexticy allows you to make your own forms for research purposes or to organize your business better. It's very useful." 148Apps 11:19 AM
  • "Fold the Adventure Review: Fold pieces of paper to create platforms for a princely rabbit in this puzzle game; something that isn't as beguiling as you'd think." 148Apps 8:49 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iOS 8: Make Cellular Phone Calls from Your iPad Using Handoff" The Mac Observer 2:30 PM
  • "How to stream torrented movies on iOS 8 without jailbreaking" Cult of Mac 1:09 PM
  • "How to set up your Medical ID in the Health app" iSource 1:08 PM
  • "How to Bring Out the Best of iOS 8's Photography and Sharing Tricks" TechNewsWorld 10:59 AM
  • "iOS App Monitoring" MacMost 9:32 AM
  • "Call the plumber: How to teach Siri about your relationships" Macworld 8:43 AM
Tips
  • "PadGadget's iPad Tips: How to Find Your Photo Stream Images in iOS 8" PadGadget 11:03 AM
  • "7 Ways to Preserve Your Battery Life on iOS 8" Mashable 8:30 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Here's What Happened When An Employee Told Steve Jobs Something Couldn't Be Done" Business Insider 11:02 AM
  • "Op-Ed: Things to consider before buying an iPhone 6 Plus" AppAdvice 10:58 AM
  • "iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 News: Specs and Release Date" Digital Trends 10:58 AM
  • "Former Apple managers discuss hectic work culture: 'These people are nuts. They're just there all the time" TUAW 1:04 PM
  • "Former managers on Apple execs' work habits: 'These people are nuts" MacDailyNews 10:50 AM
  • "ICYMI: Apple now offers a free iPhone/Apple now offers a smartphone for everyone with its entry-level iPhone 5C being made available for free, but no one seems too excited about this: even though it is what everyone said it should do."  Computerworld 9:26 AM
  • "Apple's New Anti-Tracking System For iPhones Doesn't Work, Researcher Claims" Business Insider 8:51 AM
  • "Jony Ive profiled in Vogue as Apple Watch fashion blitz continues" The Verge 11:02 AM
  • "Jony Ive confirms Apple Watch three years in the making as designer's media blitz continues" AppleInsider 10:52 AM
  • "Jony Ive Talks Apple Watch, Design Process in October Vogue" Mashable 8:49 AM
  • "Vogue interviews Jony Ive, discusses the Apple Watch: 'Isn't that fantastic?'" 9to5Mac 8:49 AM
  • "The pros and cons of iPhone 6 Plus ownership" ZDNet 8:48 AM
  • "It turns out Apple's iPhone 6 and iOS 8 encryption is really good" BGR 8:48 AM
  • "How Developers Should Adapt to Apple Watch" Mashable 8:38 AM
  • "Five things Apple should fix in the next Apple TV update" Macworld 8:03 AM
  • "Apple should offer more support for t-coil technology for hearing aids" Apple Daily Report 7:49 AM
  • "Apple And The Cloud: Love It, Hate It, Or Don't Trust It, It's Here To Stay" Mac 360 7:40 AM
  • "Please, Apple. Don't Build This Product No Matter What" TeraTalks 7:40 AM
Non-Apple
  • "This Picture Reveals Why Android Can Be So Frustrating For Developers" Business Insider 8:50 AM
  • "PayPal May Be Set To Learn That Timing, Indeed, Is Everything" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "How Windows 10 Will Save The PC Tablet And Notebook Industry" Mac 360 7:40 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Store app updated for iPhone 6/6 Plus" 9to5Mac 3:44 PM
  • "iOS-connected Hexoskin fitness tracking smart shirt now available" AppleInsider 3:05 PM
  • "Popular CallBar Tweak Re-designed for iOS 7, Now Available" Modmyi 1:09 PM
  • "Social navigation app Waze unlocks commuter data" CBS News 1:06 PM
  • "Coding for kindergarteners: App teaches kids computer basics" CBS News 1:06 PM
  • "Wunderlist 3.3.1 brings Dropbox support and fixes" iMore 1:06 PM
  • "Tweetbot updated with iPhone 6 support, actionable notifications, 1Password and more" 9to5Mac 1:06 PM
  • "Special iPhone trousers will ease Apple into the fashion world" The Register 11:03 AM
  • "PSA for parents: Apple recommending inappropriate apps for kids due to App Store bug" 9to5Mac 10:52 AM
  • "PopKey's Animated GIF Keyboard For iOS 8 Is The One You Should Be Using" TechCrunch 9:09 AM
  • "Factory Unlock AT&T iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at ATT-iPhon-Unlock" News9 Oklahoma 8:09 AM
  • "Misfit for iOS updated with support for new Flash fitness and sleep monitor" AppAdvice 8:07 AM
  • "Path takes laziness to a new level with business messaging" Macworld 8:02 AM
  • "Pokemon trading card game demoed in August now available for iPad" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Firespotter Labs Becomes Switch, Providing A Cloud-Based Phone System For Google Apps" TechCrunch 7:55 AM
  • "Set Focus/Exposure AFTER taking photo! MultiCam app changes way of taking good photos. So far you had to first set focus, exposure, then take a photo. MultiCam reverses this process - you take photos first, and then adjust focus/exposure anytime!" MultiCam 7:48 AM
  • "AssistiveWare launches educational keyboards for iPad" prMac 8:43 AM
  • "TrueHDR gets major update for iOS 8" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "MultiCam 1.0 for iOS8 - Take Photo Now, Set Focus and Exposure Later" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Introducing MileWiz - the Automatic Mileage Tracker" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Mac Printer Driver Updates for Gerstetner, HP, Savin, Ricoh, Infotec, Lanier, InfoPrint, NRG" FairerPlatform 7:42 AM
  • "3D Molecules Edit and Test - a useful chemistry tool for iPad and iPhone" prMac 7:50 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 arriving: here's a look at 30 years of Windows: Come with us on a 30-year trip through time to see how Bill Gates' baby took over the world." CNET 3:52 PM
  • "Microsoft Offers First Peek of Windows 10: Company Pledges to Give Users a Voice in Development" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:53 AM
  • "Windows 10: Microsoft hits a turbo button to get back to business" The Verge 3:04 PM
  • "Microsoft unveils Windows 10" DigiTimes 8:21 AM
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Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's iPhone Dominating Japanese Market And Average Selling Price Analysis" Forbes 11:04 AM
  • "Evercore Raises AAPL Target on Strong iPhone 6 Demand" The Mac Observer 10:50 AM
Industry News
  • "Small-cap stocks slide 10.2% from March peak" USA Today 4:11 PM
  • "Stock Market Today: Stocks Dive With Utilities the Only Winning Sector" TheStreet 4:11 PM
  • "Dow sinks on weaker economic news; Airlines drop on fears Ebola will curtail travel plans" Associated Press 4:09 PM
  • "Stocks Tumble; Small Caps in Correction Territory: Global Growth Fears Spark Sharp Selloff on Wall Street" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:09 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Japanese stocks pull back as yen softens" MarketWatch 8:55 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Euro falls, stocks flat after fresh round of downbeat data" MarketWatch 8:55 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:52 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:13 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:51 PM

 
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