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  • "How Apple's Nifty Compensation Tweak Saved Tim Cook's $373 Million Payday"  Fortune 8:01 AM
  • "Apple gets permission for expansion at Cork plant: Move will create up to an additional 1,000 jobs in Hollyhill over the next 18 months"  Irish Times 7:33 AM
  • "Apple's huge European HQ in Ireland is about to get even bigger" Business Insider 8:15 AM
  • "1.5m US iPhone users are about to switch to Android: But almost 4 million Android users will switch to iPhone" Computerworld 8:35 AM
  • "'Carpool Karaoke's' producer tells us how Apple's version will differ to 'The Late Late Show With James Corden'"  Business Insider 8:00 AM
  • "Sent From My iPhone: how a humblebrag became a key piece of net etiquette/Once considered a crass way of showing off, now the sign-off is a nod of acknowledgement that we are doing the best we can" The Guardian 8:01 AM
  • "Dropbox Requiring Users to Change Old Passwords Dating Back to Mid-2012" MacRumors 7:43 AM
  • "Folx 5 review: How I learned to stop worrying and love this Mac download manager" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "ShotPut Pro 6 has more up its sleeve than just good looks" IT.Enquirer 7:26 AM
  • "Recordam makes it easy to create, store, share and play back audio recordings on your Mac" Apple World Today 7:44 AM
  • "How To Control Your Mac's Screen Color Based On The Time Of Day" BohemianBoomer 7:45 AM
Press Releases
  • "FCPX Tour @IBC announced - 10 & 11 September" 7:42 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple reportedly working on a Snapchat clone" Memeburn 7:57 AM
  • "Apple to add tap-to-pay support to iPhones in Japan (not NFC)" The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "Apple to Bring FeliCa Support to iPhones in Japan?" iClarified 7:48 AM
  • "Aloft hotels will let you control your room with Siri: These 'smart hotel' rooms will debut in Boston and Santa Clara, California." CNET 8:14 AM
  • "Apple: VirnetX can't raise willfulness in patent saga now" Apple World Today 8:16 AM
  • "UK carrier EE offering six months free Apple Music, Kevin Bacon & Britney Spears promoting [Video] 9to5Mac 7:43 AM
  • "UK carrier EE offering six months free Apple Music, Kevin Bacon & Britney Spears promoting [Video] 9to5Mac 7:44 AM
  • "Video: Steve Wozniak discusses the importance of education" The Next Web 7:58 AM
  • "Barbra Streisand once called Steve Jobs for tech support" Cult of Mac 8:32 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates talk, 'The Future of the PC'" Cult of Mac 8:32 AM
  • "On The CultCast: iPhone 8 Plus Edge? Analysts say it's on the way" Cult of Mac 8:32 AM
  • "CNET UK podcast 495: Android Nougat arrives, Pokefever on the wane and five years of Tim Cook/How has Apple changed after half a decade with Cook at the helm? Plus, Pokemon Go shows signs of decline: but is that so surprising, or even a big problem?" CNET 8:02 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Health, machine learning, 'iPhone 7' rumors" AppleInsider 7:33 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Patch Three iOS 0day Exploits Worth 1 Million USD" Tapscape 7:47 AM
  • "iPhone spying flaw: What you need to know about Apple's critical security update" Telegraph 7:43 AM
  • "Serious security vulnerability that left iPhones open to hackers is patched in iOS 9.3.5" BetaNews 7:57 AM
  • "Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update" Associated Press 8:16 AM
  • "Next Year's iPhone Won't Have a Home Button [Report] iClarified 7:48 AM
  • "Apple patents technique for grabbing iPhone thieves' fingerprints and photo" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "My schizophrenic iPhone storage numbers: When it comes to available space, my iPhone says one thing, but iTunes says another. And it's maddening." Macworld 7:33 AM
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  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:26 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:26 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:26 AM

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  • "The Chord Mojo turns good headphones into great ones" The Verge 7:57 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How To Use A Mac, iPhone, Or iPad To Teach Math Skills To School Age Children" Mac360 7:39 AM
  • "How to use Siri with CarPlay" iMore 8:15 AM
  • "How to adjust the date, time, and timezone of your iPhone and iPad" iMore 7:48 AM
  • "I Know This Sounds Crazy, But I Want My iPhone On My Mac's Screen" Mac360 8:28 AM
  • "Be Like Microsoft: Why Apple Needs A Lease Program" TeraTalks 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Hasn't Given Up On Social Network Options (but maybe it should)" Mac360 8:24 AM
  • "Why Apple Watch 2 doesn't need cellular anyway: Adding a cellular radio should be a low priority for Apple, at least in the next version of Apple Watch." Macworld 7:57 AM
  • "The 2017 iPhone will reportedly not have a home button" Mashable 8:15 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 8 will feature the radical redesign we've been waiting for" BGR 7:57 AM
  • "The Meizu PRO 6 Review" AnandTech 7:48 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Protect and personalize: VRS Design's new iPhone 7 Plus case lineup hits the market" PRNewswire 8:35 AM
  • "File Extractor Offers Easy, Yet Powerful File Extraction for Mac Users" prMac 7:34 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Excel blamed for gene study errors" BBC 8/25
  • "Windows 10 update breaks PowerShell and Microsoft won't fix it until next week" ZDNet 8/25
  • "Amazon Kindle devices are crashing Windows 10 PCs with the Anniversary Update" TechRadar UK 8/25
  • "Windows 10 Anniversary Update crashes when a Kindle is plugged in" Neowin 8/25
  • "Microsoft Garage formally announces Cache" Neowin 8/25
  • "Skype now supports bots on Android devices with latest app update" WinBeta 8/25
  • "Microsoft offers free Windows Server 2016 licenses to VMware switchers" ZDNet 8/25
  • "HP Could Return to Growth in Fiscal 2018" Barron's 8/25
  • "HP Revenue Slips on Weaker Demand for Printers" FOXBusiness 8/25
  • "HP built a privacy screen into its EliteBook laptops: Thwart all the creepers with the company's new Sure View tech." Engadget 8/25
  • "HP Introduces Built-In Privacy Screen Filter" Social Barrel 8/25
  • "HP Sure View brings a built-in privacy screen to EliteBook laptops: Good news for HP laptop users still living with mum" The Inquirer 8/25
  • "HP's Sure View screens strive to stop shoulder surfing: Press F2 and the person next to you on the plane won't be able to read your screen." Ars Technica 8/25
  • "HP laptop blocks over-shoulder snooping" BBC 8/25
  • "Laptops using Intel's next budget processors will suffer from one big flaw" TechRadar UK 8/25
  • "AMD reveals trio of Alienware PCs featuring Polaris graphics cards" Hexus 8/25
  • "IBM will emphasize Watson and AI at new cloud computing center in South Korea" GeekWire 8/25
  • "IBM Takes Aim at Intel With Upcoming Power9 Chips" eWeek 8/25
  • "IBM, SK launch cloud datacentre in South Korea" ZDNet 8/25
  • "IBM details next-gen Power 9, will take the fight to Intel's data center strongholds" ExtremeTech 8/25
  • "International Business Machines Corp.'s Best Business Segment So Far In 2016: Big Blue is growing across its key business segments, but one in particular warrants monitoring in the months and years ahead." The Motley Fool 8/25
  • "Oracle pushing hard for Android-Java re-retrial while Google fails to justify its lies to the jury" Foss Patents 8/25
  • "Cisco starts patching firewall devices against NSA-linked exploit: Cisco has released some fixed versions of its Adaptive Security Appliance firewalls, and more patches are expected" Computerworld New Zealand 8/25
  • "Wireless Broadband Alliance Launches WiFi Roaming Project: The Wireless Broadband Alliance's City WiFi Roaming project aims to provide public WiFi users in cities around the globe with the ability to roam between different public wireless networks. Some of the host cities that are part of this public, private partnership include New York, San Francisco, and San Jose." InformationWeek 8/25
  • "Health IT Pros Worried About Mobile Security Threats" eWeek 8/25
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Will Apple Stock Be Helped by Fixing iPhone Security Flaw?" TheStreet 8:15 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks slip as investors freeze up ahead of Yellen speech: Health care sector leads the decline" MarketWatch 8/25
  • "Stocks Break Lower in Choppy Trade on Fed Jitters: Stocks break into the red by mid-afternoon Thursday after a choppy morning as Federal Reserve members head to Jackson Hole, Wyo., for their closely watched summer summit." TheStreet 8/25
  • "Stocks drop for 2nd day as Yellen speech looms" USA Today 8/25
  • "Wall St Slips on Healthcare, Consumer names; Fed Eyed" Reuters 8/25
  • "Stocks Slip as Investors Look to Fed's Jackson Hole Meeting: U.S. stocks drifted lower Thursday, with market attention focused on the Federal Reserve's annual meeting at Jackson Hole, Wyo." [Paid Membership Required] 8/25
  • "Asian stocks meander as investors stay on Yellen watch" MarketWatch 8/25
  • "European stocks slide after surprise drop in German business confidence" MarketWatch 8/25

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