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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Ireland Prepares for a Fight With EU Over Apple Tax Clawback"  Bloomberg 8:00 AM
  • "Apple's Little Known Secret to Success"  Tech.pinions 7:50 AM
  • "Holland: Apple to Pay Higher Dividends in Future/Michael Holland, chairman at Holland & Company, talks about the impact of tax laws on Apple and explains why he expects the company to pay higher dividends in the future. He speaks on 'Bloomberg Surveillance.'" Bloomberg 7:53 AM
OS X
News
  • "Opera Browser Users Urged to Reset Passwords After Sync Server is Hacked" MacRumors 7:25 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Use a Mac as a Media Centre With Plex" Envato Tuts+ 7:25 AM
  • "Hydra 4, the HDR app, brings Metal support, zonal tone mapping" IT.Enquirer 7:12 AM
  • "Capture And Manage Color On A Mac" Mac360 7:58 AM
  • "A New Way To Design On A Mac" Mac 360 7:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft Office 2016 15.25 and Office 2011 14.6.7" TidBITS 7:26 AM
  • "Mac Backup Guru 6.0 Offers Speed Boost, Improved Incremental Backups" prMac 7:17 AM
  • "Check Writer III - Print checks and their accompanying letter from Mac" prMac 7:17 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Most Reliable Back-to-School Technology: 2016 Semi-Annual Computer Reliability Report from RESCUECOM" ["Apple, which has a very strong following for its iPad, Mac, and iPhone, rounds out the top four."] PRNewswire 8:26 AM
  • "Plano is getting its Apple store back; it was the first in Texas 15 years ago" Dallas Morning News [Paid Membership Required] 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft keeps mocking the MacBooks it uses as quality benchmarks" BGR 7:53 AM
  • "Microsoft: Macs are as useful as a hat for your cat/Mac vs. PC is back on" The Verge 7:25 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs embroiled in stock 'backdating' scandal" Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Baidu's speech recognition software can transcribe faster than you can type" Mashable 9:08 AM
  • "T-Mobile tweaks its One plan to address your complaints" Engadget 8:38 AM
  • "Your OLED Screen Isn't as Bright as You Think, But it's Still Better" LAPTOP Magazine 7:54 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "iMore show 522: WhatsAppTF?" iMore 7:53 AM
  • "iOS 10 Camera App Update Rumor" The MT Show 7:10 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Alleged 'iPhone 7' series specs could detail Apple's next-gen cameras" AppleInsider 7:57 AM
  • "Leaked photos of iPhone 7 in blue remind us of the biggest remaining mystery" BGR 8:29 AM
  • "Apple tipped to fix one of the worst things about the Apple Watch" BGR 7:53 AM
  • "The Cyber Threat: iPhone Software Targeted in Government-Linked Hack/Rare zero day flaws found in Apple iOS" Washington Free Beacon 8:07 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:13 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:13 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:13 AM

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  • "Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2: Hands-on with the best Fitbits yet!" iMore 8:00 AM
  • "Want custom molded earphones? Check out the Decibullz models" Apple World Today 8:01 AM
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  • "How To Add Style To Your Photos" TeraTalks 7:49 AM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Bonkers for Bonk" YMP Now 7:11 AM
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  • "How to automatically add music to your library on iPhone and iPad" iMore 7:53 AM
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  • "Apple's Touch ID may provide biometric data of thugs" New Launches 8:42 AM
  • "The curious case of the vanishing iPhone button" TechRadar UK 8:42 AM
  • "An Apple Security Feature You Will Love" Mac360 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Goes for the MacBook Jugular, But Time is Running Out (Premium Only)" Thurrott 8:39 AM
  • "What to Expect From Apple in September and Beyond" AppAdvice 8:29 AM
  • "Cassandra: Monday Review -New iPhones, New Macs, Patents and Assorted Doom" eXtensions 8:16 AM
  • "If Apple's iPhone Is Best Of Breed, Where Are All The Android Switchers?" BohemianBoomer 8:11 AM
  • "Apple needs to get better at dying: Just because the subject is challenging doesn't mean it can be ignored."  Computerworld 8:07 AM
  • "Privacy problems on the Web: Even your device's battery life can be used to track you" Macworld 7:57 AM
  • "Spotify to Apple Music artists: You're dead to us" iMore 7:53 AM
  • "Why you'll soon forget the iPhone ever had a headphone jack/Commentary: Some are viewing Apple's removal of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 as a traumatic: or even tragic: event, but it may work out better than you think." CNET 7:26 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The Possibility Of A Netflix-Hulu Merger" Seeking Alpha 8:38 AM
  • "Beware The Dangers Of Online Tracking" NoodleMac 8:16 AM
  • "Unpacked: The Time Shift from Linear to Online TV" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:50 AM
  • "Tech Innovation Slump? Not So Fast: Here's why I think we about to enter a strong growth cycle in the tech industry." PC Magazine 7:26 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Chromebook 13 Review: Yes, It Can Replace A MacBook, Windows 10 PC" Forbes 7:21 AM
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  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of August 29: Allison Sheridan, GarageBand and iMovie" The MUG Center 9:06 AM
  • "Revolutionary mechanism: VRS Design's Damda Glide Series for their iPhone 7 case and iPhone 7 Plus" PRNewswire 8:26 AM
  • "Back To School with OtterBox Essentials" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "Nyrius' WS54 is great for owners of several home entertainment products, such as Apple TV" Apple World Today 7:18 AM
  • "iNutrients: New Entire USDA National Nutrient DB: Calories to Vitamin K" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "Color Crawl 1.0 Offers Mobile Gamers a Deceivingly Simple Challenge" prMac 7:18 AM
  • "Gummy Fruit Cascade Drop Mania for iOS - New Match 3 Game with a Twist" prMac 7:17 AM
Computer Industry
  • "An Internet Giveaway to the U.N.: If the U.S. abdicates internet stewardship, the United Nations might take control." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8/28
  • "HP, HP Enterprise Accused of Age Discrimination in Suit: Suit filed in California seeks class-action status on behalf of other workers" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8/28
  • "Is Microsoft Corporation's 'One Windows' Dream Dead? The tech giant probably won't fulfill its dream of creating a unified OS for mobile devices, PCs, and gaming consoles." The Motley Fool 8/28
  • "Microsoft is trying harder to silence internet haters" Business Insider 8/28
  • "Microsoft looks unlikely to hit its end of summer Outlook.com migration deadline" ZDNet 8/28
  • "Can Intel Corporation Meet Analysts Expectations?" Stocks Daily 8/28
  • "Intel Optane SSD Finally Shown in Images but Capacity Is Only Limited to 140GB" MobiPicker 8/28
  • "Intel delivers new 3D NAND SSDs for PCs, data centers, Internet of Things" ZDNet 8/28
  • "Thin And Light Intel Apollo Lake Notebook Designs May Do Away With Replaceable RAM" HotHardware 8/28
  • "AMD now has over 100 FreeSync monitors in its arsenal" TweakTown 8/28
  • "AMD Vega to Launch in First Half of 2017" MobiPicker 8/28
  • "Does knowledge matter in the age of Google? There are drawbacks to outsourcing our memory and knowledge to the internet, says William Poundstone" The Guardian 8/28
  • "Up close with HP's new Omen gamer PCs and a crazy VR laptopĀ backpack" VentureBeat 8/27
  • "Microsoft unveils new tools to curb hate speech" IANS 8/27
  • "Microsoft combats hate speech based on gender, disability, religion, age, and more" BetaNews 8/27
  • "Microsoft Ramps Efforts To Fight Internet Trolls With New Reporting Tools" Digital Trends 8/27
  • "Microsoft Previews Office Accessibility Enhancements: New features include improved Editor functionality that assists users with dyslexia, a high-contrast mode in Excel and an expanded Accessibility Checker." eWeek 8/27
  • "Microsoft Cancels 'Halo Online' Multiplayer PC Game After A Single Year" Tech Times 8/27
  • "Dell Launches S2417DG 24-inch 165Hz G-SYNC Gaming Monitor" HotHardware 8/27
  • "Intel Chooses Equality, Signs White House Equal Pay Pledge With Other Tech Giants" Forbes 8/27
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "The Upside For Apple's Stock If iPhone 7 Surprises" Forbes 9:08 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow, S&P 500 close lower as September rate-hike prospect rattles bulls: Nasdaq finishes higher, but snaps eight-week winning streak" MarketWatch 8/26
  • "Stocks Pare Losses; Fed Officials Hint at September Hike" TheStreet 8/26
  • "Stocks drop for 2nd day as Yellen speech looms" USA Today 8/26
  • "Wall St Declines After Fischer's Hawkish Stance on Rates" Reuters 8/26
  • "U.S. Stocks Lower After Janet Yellen's Remarks on Interest Rates: Federal Reserve chairwoman says case for increase has strengthened recently" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8/26
  • "Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen Sees Stronger Case for Interest-Rate Increase: Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen signaled growing conviction that the central bank will raise short-term interest rates in the weeks or months ahead." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8/26
  • "European stocks push higher as Yellen's remarks point to confidence in growth: European stocks swung higher Thursday, with investors taking remarks from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen as a signal of confidence in economic growth worldwide." MarketWatch 8/26

 
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