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With iOS 8.4, Apple kills home sharing for music. Your reaction? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Thursday Highlights: Above Avalon compares Beats 1 and the risk involved to Apple's bet on the iPod; might Apple Music "help lauch the next big thing" from Apple? Michael Simon asks the question noting it is "the most un-Apple product the company has ever released"; prepare yourselves to see more Apple vehicles throughout the US as they're moving "into 24 more states to collect Maps data"; VentureBeat thinks Aaron Sorkin's biopic of Steve Jobs will become "Apple's worst nightmare" as it "depicts the legend in full jerk mode"; Dan Moren has mixed feelings about the movie after watching the latest official trailer; and Woz thinks it'll be fine though he says the scene depicted is pure fiction; Apple's Swift programming language climbing in developer survey, a bad sign for Visual Basic; MacIssues helps tackle corruption problems with your music library following enabling of Apple Music; Egg Freckles looks at skeuomorphism over Apple's history; Apple posts update to their executive profiles online, new design execs report to Cook, not Ive; Apple put a bullet into Home Sharing with iOS 8.4, to the ire of many, by removing ability to stream music from your own iTunes library; Paul Thurrott offers his first impressions of Apple Music.

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  • "Beats 1 is the New iPod and Apple's Latest Bet"  Above Avalon 11:19 AM
  • "Apple Music isn't revolutionary, but it might help launch the next big thing: Apple Music is hardly the world's first streaming service. It might not even be the best. But it also doesn't feel like a 1.0 product."  Macworld 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Music: the spirit of the iPod" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:36 AM
  • "Apple will unleash its vehicle fleet across more US cities to improve its Maps app"  The Next Web 7:44 AM
  • "Apple rides into 24 U.S. states to collect Maps data" Digital Trends 8:12 AM
  • "New Steve Jobs biopic is shaping up to be Apple's worst nightmare" ["The first official trailer released yesterday for Steve Jobs depicts the legend in full jerk mode. Humiliating employees, alienating co-founder Steve Wozniak, and denying paternity of his daughter, Lisa."]  VentureBeat 8:09 AM
  • "Apple's Swift creeps up dev language survey – but it's bad news for VB" The Register 8:08 AM
  • "Windows 7 and 8.1 market share surge, XP falls behind OS X" ["Apple can now claim 10.17 per cent of the desktop OS market, the outfit says, although Netmarketshare has all versions of Apple's OS at just 6.73 per cent of the market."] The Register 7:27 AM
  • "Safari 9 brings Responsive Design preview mode" MacIssues 11:40 AM
  • "How to fix corrupted iTunes libraries after enabling Apple Music" MacIssues 10:06 AM
  • "Get help signing in to Messages, FaceTime, and Game Center" Apple Support 9:56 AM
  • "Little Snitch keeps an eye on your Mac's Internet connections" Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "How to get AirPlay working with Beats 1 on the Mac" iMore 12:18 PM
  • "How to check if your Mac's songs are uploaded, matched, purchased, or Apple Music DRM-laden" iMore 9:03 AM
  • "How Do You Tweak Apple Music's For You Recommendations in iTunes?" Kirkville 9:56 AM
  • "Dictating notes directly into Final Cut Pro X with FCPXTRA" 8:17 AM
  • "Creating 3D items from symbol fonts in FCPX and default locations and presets in Compressor" 8:17 AM
  • "PixelShop: A Simple, Entry-Level, Inexpensive Photo And Image Editor For Macs" McSolo 7:21 AM
  • "The iTunes 12.2/iCloud Music Library continues Apple's disastrous streak with cloud services" Apple Daily Report 12:17 PM
  • "iTunes 12.2 and iCloud Music Library: A Disaster for Your Music Collection" The Mac Observer 11:18 AM
  • "Cause and (plug-in developer) effect of the Adobe Creative Cloud ecosystem" Macworld 7:42 AM
Press Releases
  • "E-on Software Ships Free Versions of VUE and PlantFactory 2015.2!" Architosh 12:16 PM
  • "Logo Pop Free Vector Logo Design App For OS X Updated to Version 1.2 – Still Free" MacPrices 9:24 AM
  • "Zerodebug releases audiomux 2.0 - Adding tons of new features" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "Tune Sweeper 4 released for Mac OS X - iTunes Cleaner Software" prMac 7:38 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple updates executive profile page with an accent on design positions" Apple World Today 7:24 AM
  • "Apple's newly appointed design execs report to Cook, not Ive" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Jony Ive's Promotion to Chief Design Officer Now Official, Alan Dye and Richard Howarth Assume Vice President Roles" MacStories 8:11 AM
  • "Taylor, Garth, And The Beatles: The Artists You Can't Hear On All Streaming Services" Forbes 7:24 AM
  • "Zane Lowe's Beats 1 interview with Eminem now on YouTube for those who missed it" 9to5Mac 7:23 AM
  • "Mark Gurman talks to CNBC about the leaked iPhone 6S, Apple Music, and more" 9to5Mac 11:37 AM
  • "Prince's streaming music catalog now exclusive to Tidal, absent from Apple Music" AppleInsider 12:19 PM
  • "Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi sold 35 million phones this year — but it's still nowhere close to beating Apple" Business Insider 8:12 AM
  • "President Obama fields healthcare questions on his iPad" iMore 4:22 PM
  • "Wozniak Says Scene in Jobs Trailer Is Fiction, Loves It Anyway" Bloomberg 8:52 AM
  • "Kate Winslet says upcoming Steve Jobs biopic 'like Hamlet'" Cult of Mac 4:22 PM
  • "Apple shares video of its San Francisco Pride Parade participation" 9to5Mac 4:22 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Sprint CEO calls T-Mobile's Uncarrier movement 'bullshit'" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-02: Coping with iCloud Music Library's Problems" The Mac Observer 1:05 PM
  • "The Vergecast 160: Apple Music, Beats 1 radio, and Magic Mike XXL" The Verge 12:19 PM
  • "The BGR Show: Episode 16 – Apple Music Is Our Generation's Moon Landing" BGR 11:36 AM
  • "iMore show live: Apple Music Q&A!" iMore 9:27 AM
  • "Apple considering Samsung for Apple Watch OLED supply, says report" DigiTimes 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Watch 2 Display: No Changes In Screen Size, Resolution, Still Square (Rumor)" G for Games 8:17 AM
  • "Will the Apple Watch 2 Be Thinner and Lighter?" BGR 8:06 AM
  • "New display might make Apple Watch 2 thinner" ITProPortal 8:33 AM
  • "'iPhone 6s' Again Rumored to Feature 12MP Camera With 4K Video Recording" MacRumors 7:37 AM
  • "iPhone 6S Leaks Show Familiar Design With Big Changes Underneath" Popular Science 8:08 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone gains 2% marketshare in US as competitors falter" AppleInsider 4:22 PM
  • "iOS 8.4 kills Home Sharing for music and people aren't happy about it"  The Inquirer 7:38 AM
  • "You can't stream your iTunes library from your computer to your iOS 8.4 devices" The Next Web 7:45 AM
  • "Apple kills Home Sharing for music in iOS 8.4" Engadget 8:39 AM
  • "Apple iOS 8.4 Has One Nasty Surprise" Forbes 7:46 AM
  • "iTunes users hit stumbling blocks with arrival of Apple Music" CNET 1:03 PM
  • "Private I: Hijacked DNS puts iOS virtual private networks at slight risk" Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "TaiG releases, then pulls its 2.2.1 update for jailbreaking iOS 8.4" iDownload Blog 8:07 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple investigating ways to embed health sensors, fingerprint readers, chargers into iPhone logos" AppleInsider 7:37 AM
  • "Apple wants your iPhone logo to provide Apple Watch-like features" Apple Daily Report 8:19 AM
  • "Apple patent involves MacBook Pros with dual GPU configurations" Apple Daily Report 8:13 AM
  • "Battery drain on iOS 8.4? Blame Apple Music" BetaNews 8:32 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 8:52 AM
  • "Infinity Blade For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $5.99)" App Sliced 8:52 AM
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  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:39 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:39 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:39 AM

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  • "Apple Watch and fitness: A couch potato's perspective/Can wearable technology help exercise haters get off the couch?" Macworld 7:43 AM
  • "Review: Tiger TWO Terabyte 2.5 inch SSD by Trans International" Bare Feats 8:29 AM
  • "KitSound BoomBar 2 Bluetooth speaker review" iMore 8:33 AM
  • "Review: Moshi's iGlaze, iVisor, ClearGuard & Muse enhance & protect the 12-inch MacBook" 9to5Mac 4:21 PM
  • "BookBook for the iPhone is a handsome wallet case/removable shell/stand combo" Apple Daily Report 7:39 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "A Tour of Apple Music" TidBITS 4:07 PM
  • "Apple Music First Impressions" Thurrott 8:06 AM
  • "Beet for iOS is a refreshingly strong rival for Snapchat" The Next Web 12:08 PM
  • "'Remindify' yourself with helpful symbols" AppAdvice 12:19 PM
  • "Stay hydrated with AddWater Pro for iPhone and Apple Watch" Apple World Today 8:31 AM
  • "Hands On: OmniFocus for Apple Watch" MacNN 11:36 AM
  • "Hands On: Hook 1.03 (iOS, Android, Windows Phone)" MacNN 12:08 PM
  • "Hands On: Xenowerk 1.2.4 (iOS)" MacNN 8:07 AM
  • "'Icarus-X: Tides of Fire' Review - Flew Too Close to the Sun" Touch Arcade 11:36 AM
  • "'Beast Bound' Review - A Funny, Different Take On F2P RPGs" Touch Arcade 12:18 PM
  • "'Try Harder' Review – Do or Do Not Try this Challenging Runner" Touch Arcade 9:55 AM
  • "'Til Morning's Light' Review - Two Steps WayForward, Two Steps Back" Touch Arcade 11:36 AM
  • "How to sign up and activate an Apple Music family plan" iMore 4:21 PM
  • "Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 8.4 + Apple Music" iLounge 4:17 PM
  • "Apple Music: Disable subscription auto-renew" CIO 3:14 PM
  • "How to properly use 'Likes' in Apple Music" The Loop 1:07 PM
  • "How to remove Connect from Apple Music in iOS 8.4" AppleInsider 11:37 AM
  • "How to remove Connect from Apple Music and replace it with a Playlists tab" Apple World Today 11:29 AM
  • "The easiest way to find what song Beats 1 just played isn't made by Apple" The Next Web 7:44 AM
  • "No, Apple Music isn't primarily meant to sell more Apple hardware" ZDNet 4:17 PM
  • "Should I buy an Apple Watch for my child?" The Next Web 1:07 PM
  • "The state of the 64-bit transition in iOS, and what's left to be done: Just two years later, iOS is well on its way to an all-64-bit future." Ars Technica 1:07 PM
  • "An iPhone case shaped like a gun is probably a bad idea" Mashable 12:19 PM
  • "How iTunes Match and Apple Music work together" Macworld 11:41 AM
  • "Woz's Early Impressions: jOBS vs Steve Jobs" FairerPlatform 12:17 PM
  • "The second coming of Steve Jobs, trailer edition" Six Colors 11:40 AM
  • "Will Apple Music Eat Through Your Data Cap?" BGR 11:36 AM
  • "Past tense: All about the Apple Watch failure" Macworld 9:27 AM
  • "Apple Music's biggest problem: it's not iTunes Match" AppAdvice 9:38 AM
  • "Apple's new Music and iTunes icons stink" CIO 9:24 AM
  • "Apple Music might mess with your songs" ITProPortal 8:33 AM
  • "Is Apple's New Battery Replacement Plan Bad For The Environment?" Benzinga 8:18 AM
  • "People are freaking out after Apple killed off an important part of its music app" Business Insider 8:11 AM
  • "A plea for multiple months on Calendar for Apple Watch" iMore 7:23 AM
  • "Falling In Love And A Long Term Relationship In Apple's Walled Garden" Mac 360 7:21 AM
  • "Microsoft's New Surface Has Something I Want That Apple Won't Put Into A Mac" PixoBebo 7:20 AM
  • "Netflix Is So Hot Because It Gives Us What We Want: TV" Wired 7:23 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Webinar Event: Get Started with solidThinking Evolve 2015!" Architosh 12:16 PM
  • "Readdle launches Scanner Pro 6 with automatic scanning, Scan Radar feature and more" iDownload Blog 8:09 AM
  • "Wildfire Hero 1.0 released for iOS - Just in time for fire season" prMac 4:17 PM
  • "Rooftapps Studios releases Mc Line 1.0 for iOS/Android - New Mobile Game" prMac 7:38 AM
  • "New Version of Budget Sense Delivers a Smart, goto Personal Finance Tool" prMac 7:38 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP makes it official, files to spin off enterprise division: The company says it's on track to split in two by Nov. 1" IDG News Service 6:06 AM
  • "HP Inc and HP Enterprise split moves forward" ZDNet 6:08 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard on track to split later this year" Seeking Alpha 6:06 AM
  • "How Hewlett-Packard plans to split in two" Fortune 6:57 AM
  • "HP Now Much Closer to Formal Separation" 24/7 Wall St. 6:41 AM
  • "Microsoft goes public with more details on its Windows 10 rollout plan" ZDNet 9:05 AM
  • "Here's How Microsoft Will Release Windows 10" TechCrunch 9:56 AM
  • "Which Windows 10 editions get which features?" ZDNet 10:42 AM
  • "Microsoft compares features across Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education" VentureBeat 12:49 PM
  • "Not everyone will get Windows 10 on its July 29th release date" The Verge 11:53 AM
  • "Windows still the leading system weeks before the launch of Windows 10" Relaxnews 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft delivers the third Windows 10 preview build released this week" ZDNet 12:50 PM
  • "Microsoft's COO sold over 40,000 shares of MSFT this week" Neowin 6:09 AM
  • "Microsoft's Office 2016 preview gets real-time editing in Word and more" Computerworld 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft Agrees That Xbox One Needs To Perform Better In Europe" UberGizmo 7:01 AM
  • "Xbox One, PS4 sales in China could be disappointing: Niko Partners expects sales of the consoles to be less than 550,000 units in 2015" IDG News Service 6:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gets a cheaper variant with Intel Core i7 CPU" GSM Arena 7:03 AM
  • "Global IT giants Microsoft, Oracle hail Digital India" FirstPost 7:01 AM
  • "Oracle Stock Earnings Estimates Lowered at Canaccord" TheStreet 4:07 PM
  • "Intel President Renée James to Leave: Ms. James to stay until January; no successor named" [Paid Membership Required] 9:15 AM
  • "Intel president James, three other execs leaving" Seeking Alpha 8:32 AM
  • "Intel President Renée James Stepping Down" Re/code 9:55 AM
  • "Intel shuffles ranks, President Renée James to exit: James will pursue a CEO role elsewhere" Computerworld New Zealand 10:45 AM
  • "Intel reveals why the desktop is still an important part of its business" PCR 6:59 AM
  • "Intel Delays Atom x3 4G 'SoFIA' to Early 2016: Further QA delays can put Intel in uncomfortable situations" Softpedia 6:59 AM
  • "Dell's Cheryl Cook talks marketing with CMO Innovation" CMO Innovation 6:57 AM
  • "IBM gets green light to sell off chips biz to GlobalFoundries: US regulators furrow brows, frown, nod" The Register 7:02 AM
  • "GlobalFoundries adds two IBM chip plants, Malta potential growth status quo" Albany Times Union 7:02 AM
  • "Ubuntu Intel Compute Stick arrives but specs lag behind Windows" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "Is Silicon Valley bad for the space race?" The Daily Dot 6:08 AM
  • "Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA comes to Amazon Web Services: It's already available in the marketplace" The Inquirer 10:42 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Stocks end slightly down on mixed jobs data, Greece" USA Today 4:09 PM
  • "Stocks Close Lower Ahead of Greek Vote on Bailout" TheStreet 4:09 PM
  • "U.S. stocks end second straight week with losses: Economy adds 223,000 jobs in June, unemployment rate falls to 5.3%" MarketWatch 4:09 PM
  • "Wall Street Caps Wild Week on Muted Note" FOXBusiness 4:09 PM
  • "US stocks lower after mixed US job report, new Greek fears" Associated Press 1:09 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks End Slightly Lower After Rally Fizzles Out: U.S. jobs report fails to give direction, and Greece remains a worry" [Paid Membership Required] 4:08 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese shares slide as Beijing's moves to calm markets fall short/Chinese shares plunged Thursday, even as Beijing grasped for solutions to stem the selling, including relaxing rules on the use of borrowed funds to invest in stocks." MarketWatch 7:08 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks edge up as Greece keeps investors wary/European stocks swung between small gains and losses Thursday, with investors still nervously watching Greece's negotiations with its creditors." MarketWatch 7:08 AM

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