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Agree/Disagree: It is no big deal for Apple to place search ads in the App Store.

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Friday Highlights: Jonny Evans' interview with Deloitte's Mike Brinker on new partnership with Apple in the enterprise; Forbes' Mark Rogowsky considers Apple's new AirPods a "billion-dollar idea [which is] a show of its strengths" if just 1% of iPhone users buy them; Kirk McElhearn asks why Apple can't "help its users manage and consolidate ID accounts"; Envato Tuts+ explains the fix for an "overheating media-making Mac"; RazorianFly considers Apple's new show with Mary J. Blige cringeworthy; Jim Dalrymple gets up and close to Apple's spaceship campus with new footage; angry Frenchman uses metal ball to destroy iPhones, MacBooks in an Apple Store; iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, only two so far, have alleged battery problems causing bulging, and in the 7 Plus model, an explosion; Taiwan getting ready for Apple Pay; maybe you'd be more productive in this $5,900 tech chair, but some of us would probably fall asleep; Sharp and Apple said to be in talks over OLED screens for next iPhones; Forbes on diagnosing and fixing battery drain following iOS 10 upgrade to your iPhone 6s; Paul Thurrott reviews the iPhone 7 Plus calling it "an elegant, mature, and high-end handset, and it is absolutely the best smartphone, overall, that I've ever used"; AppAdvice wonders what Apple's new ad "Balloons" is all about.

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  • "Apple products 'essential to the modern workforce' -Deloitte"  Computerworld 7:08 AM
  • "Apple's Newest Billion-Dollar Idea A Show Of Its Strengths"  Forbes 6:31 AM
  • "Apple opening a $45 million research hub in China to develop hardware, 'advanced' tech" CNBC 7:16 AM
  • "Multiple Apple IDs just leads to multiple problems: Why can't Apple help its users manage and consolidate Apple ID accounts?" Macworld 7:12 AM
  • "Help! How to Fix Your Overheating Media-Making Mac" Envato Tuts+ 6:39 AM
  • "macOS Sierra discussion includes iCloud management of files (Documents and Desktop); Safari playing unwanted videos automatically (and Terminal workarounds); Time Machine issues; compatibility notes; trackpad, Siri and spelling tricks; memory management; Finder performance and more." MacInTouch 7:21 AM
  • "How to use Caps Locks in macOS Sierra to switch between keyboards that use different characters" Macworld 7:23 AM
  • "12 Safari tips iOS 10 users need to know" Apple Must 9:21 AM
  • "System Preferences in macOS, Sierra: Mission Control" eXtensions 8:21 AM
  • "System Preferences in macOS, Sierra: Displays" eXtensions 8:10 AM
  • "Align Windows in macOS 10.12 Sierra" TidBITS 9:46 AM
  • "CloudMounter review: Less than perfect cloud storage on your desktop" Macworld 8:41 AM
  • "A New Way To Block Ads On A Mac" Mac360 7:47 AM
  • "How To Use Things On Your Mac" Mac360 7:26 AM
Press Releases
  • "Open Design Alliance Announces Teigha BIM for Autodesk Revit" Architosh 8:11 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Promotes Cringe-Filled Interview With Hillary Clinton" RazorianFly 6:30 AM
  • "Apple Campus 2 Work Continues as Lights Begin Turning On" MacRumors 9:45 AM
  • "Apple Campus 2, ground level footage" The Loop 8:53 AM
  • "Bad Day? Watch A Man Use A Big, Metal Ball To Deliberately Destroy iPhones In An Apple Store" Digital Trends 6:28 AM
  • "Customer rampages through French Apple Store, smashes iPhones, iMacs, MacBook Air" AppleInsider 7:39 AM
  • "If you're smart, this image explains everything about digital transformation" Apple Must 6:25 AM
  • "Another iPhone 7 battery blew up, but this time the phone didn't go up in flames" BGR 8:53 AM
  • "iPhone 7 explodes on its way from Apple, claims Reddit user: It's a grim echo of the Note 7's spontaneous combustion, but it's probably not a problem on anything like the scale of Samsung's" The Independent 7:09 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Plus Explodes - Is Any New Device Safe?" DailyTech 6:39 AM
  • "Should you worry about this 'exploding' iPhone 7? Probably not" Mashable 7:38 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Plus claimed to have exploded, too" ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "Taiwan government starts taking applications from banks for Apple Pay" DigiTimes 7:11 AM
  • "Taiwan market: Smartphone shipments up 7% on month in August" ["In terms of sales value, Apple ranked the second, followed by Sony, HTC, Asustek and Oppo."] DigiTimes 7:11 AM
  • "Apple Pay said to be in testing for Russia, in talks for Taiwan & Kenya" AppleInsider 8:41 AM
  • "Automakers partner to compete against Apple and Google for autonomous car services" VentureBeat 7:15 AM
  • "Here are the top 9 reasons people upgraded to the iPhone 7 ..." 9to5Mac 7:19 AM
  • "Apple says iMessage on iPhone 7 is 'practically magic'" BGR 7:11 AM
  • "The garage where Apple was born and other tech birthplaces" The Loop 10:00 AM
  • "The Apple Watch is a character in Lethal Weapon" The Loop 9:47 AM
  • "Laurene Powell Jobs invests in Anonymous Content, the studio behind Mr. Robot and Spotlight" Recode 9:48 AM
  • "Tokyo man arrested for selling jailbroken iPhones: Allegedly crocked iKit came preloaded with cracked cheater game app" The Register 7:23 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Macs get that iSyncing feeling" Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Home will be followed by a slew of Assistant-powered third party hardware, report says" 9to5Google 8:43 AM
  • "The tech world's new key to productivity? A $5,900 chair" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:41 AM
  • "Google's Going to Change the Gadget Game, But Not Like You Think" Wired 6:34 AM
  • "Gamers stunned after learning how old Mario is supposed to be" Telegraph 6:28 AM
  • "Is Metal a game changer? An interview with Feral Interactive" Mac Gamer HQ 9:43 AM
  • "Apple Talk 14: Missing Macs" iMore 9:15 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Watch Series 2, iPhone 7, DJI Mavic Pro, and more" AppleInsider 7:17 AM
  • "Apple in Talks With Sharp to Supply OLED Screens for New iPhones" Bloomberg 7:07 AM
  • "Apple negotiating with Sharp to supply OLED displays for next-generation 'iPhone 8' in 2017" 9to5Mac 7:07 AM
  • "Having Technical Problems With Your iPhone 7? Here Are Some Tips" Forbes 10:01 AM
  • "Is iOS 10 Killing Your iPhone 6S Battery? Here's How To Diagnose And Fix It" Forbes 9:12 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:08 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:08 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:08 AM

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  • "Apple iPhone 7 Plus Review: The Best Gets Just a Little Bit Better" Thurrott 9:15 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 7 Review: One Small Step Forward" Thurrott 9:15 AM
  • "iPhone 7 review: a range of small updates add up to an excellent phone" PC Advisor 7:23 AM
  • "The iPhone 7 finishes last in our battery life tests" Which? 7:15 AM
  • "Reflecting on the 12.9-inch vs 9.7-inch Form Factor" iPad Insight 6:28 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How to change watch faces in watchOS 3 on your Apple Watch" Apple World Today 7:25 AM
  • "iPhoneography: How To Take Better Photos With Your iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus" Tech Times 7:23 AM
  • "How to get started with widgets in iOS 10: Make the most out of iOS 10's dynamic new widgets." Macworld 7:12 AM
  • "How to set up read receipts for specific conversations in the Messages app" iDownload Blog 6:40 AM
  • "How to clean and remove scratches from your stainless steel Apple Watch" iMore 6:39 AM
  • "Apple's New 'Balloons' Ad: What's It All About?"  AppAdvice 9:15 AM
  • "Can you really communicate using iMessage art? We're all excited that Apple decided to include drawing capabilities in the new iMessage, but are they really effective for communication? We put this new feature to the test." Mashable 9:15 AM
  • "Why Apple Will (and Should) Remove the Lightning Port from iPhone by 2018" AppleBlend 9:07 AM
  • "Apple Watch Grows Up" Mac360 8:28 AM
  • "Surprises In iOS 10 And iPhone 7" TeraTalks 8:21 AM
  • "How Apple Spreads The Wealth Around" Mac360 7:57 AM
  • "Where iPhone And iOS 10 Kills Android" NoodleMac 7:37 AM
  • "iPhone 7 challenges my love for the SE" Cult of Mac 7:15 AM
  • "Will The 2016 MacBook Pro 15 Eclipse The Dell XPS 15?" Forbes 6:32 AM
  • "Dear tech industry: Stop renaming stuff all the time. Just. Stop. It./Google has renamed Google Apps to G Suite. Yeah. Explain that to your users. In this not-really-a-rant rant, David Gewirtz explains how so many product name changes can be a complete and total pain for customers, IT folk, and even purchasing agents." ZDNet 8:29 AM
  • "Google Assistant could be the killer bot, but it's missing a key feature" VentureBeat 7:15 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "CW Shows Come to Apple TV, No Cable Subscription Required" The Mac Observer 9:07 AM
  • "The iPhone 7 Is Invigorating The Dongle Market, For Proof, Here's the iLDOCK" Oh Gizmo! 7:23 AM
  • "Ask Fortuna 1.0 for iPhone and iPad makes millions of unique fortunes" prMac 8:29 AM
  • "Dig This 1.0 - An Underground Game About Gravity, Physics and Strategy" prMac 7:07 AM
  • "Zero-Day Acquisition Platform Triples iOS 10 Bug Bounty to $1.5 Million" MacRumors 7:07 AM
  • "Zerodium posts a $1.5M bounty on an iOS 10 jailbreak" iDownload Blog 6:40 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft form AI non-profit" ZDNet 9/29
  • "Google, IBM, Microsoft and more join forces to advance AI: But there's no sign of Apple, yet" The Inquirer 9/29
  • "Google, Facebook and other tech titans form 'Partnership on AI': Apple, however, is missing from the list." Engadget 9/29
  • "Google, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft are forming an alliance on A.I. -- here's why" Computerworld 9/29
  • "IBM: Industry leaders establish partnership on AI best practices" Automotive World 9/29
  • "IBM Plans to Buy Promontory Financial Group" Nasdaq 9/29
  • "IBM buys Promontory Financial Group to give Watson compliance smarts" ZDNet 9/29
  • "Microsoft announces formation of AI and Research Group with over 5000 computer scientists" Neowin 9/29
  • "Microsoft sharpens AI focus with new research group" Reuters 9/29
  • "Microsoft Reorganizes Its Research Efforts Around A.I." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/29
  • "Microsoft Centralizes AI Efforts as Injured Executive Steps Down" Nasdaq 9/29
  • "Microsoft's Qi Lu is leaving the company due to health issues: Rajesh Jha will assume many of Lu's responsibilities" Recode 9/29
  • "How Microsoft Is Applying AI for Enterprise Digital Transformation" eWeek 9/29
  • "Microsoft expands Windows Insider Preview Edge browser bug bounty program" ZDNet 9/29
  • "Windows Store apps without updated age ratings to be removed tomorrow" Neowin 9/29
  • "Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14936 for PC and Mobile" Thurrott 9/29
  • "Surface desktop keyboard rumored alongside Microsoft's all-in-one PC" The Verge 9/29
  • "Microsoft Office 365, Workday Integrations Arrive in 2017" eWeek 9/29
  • "Use Windows 10? Microsoft reveals some major new features coming to your PC: WINDOWS 10 is getting an" Daily Star 9/29
  • "Oracle in Focus: Enterprise Apps and Infrastructure" ZDNet 9/29
  • "Oracle's Coach Larry needs Microsoft plays to beat Amazon/Best locker-room strategy: Avoid emulating AWS directly" The Register 9/29
  • "Java microservices group seeks less Oracle control" InfoWorld 9/29
  • "Oracle Wants NetSuite Badly, and That Could Lead to a Higher Bid: Major NetSuite shareholders want Oracle to up its buyout price. Given how hungry Oracle is to grow its cloud exposure, the company could give in to their demands." TheStreet 9/29
  • "Dell, HPE reveal systems for Microsoft's forthcoming Azure Stack software" SiliconANGLE 9/29
  • "Blockchain Headed More Mainstream, IBM Says" PYMNTS 9/29
  • "How to create a score predictor: Hewlett Packard Enterprise and the making of a manager" Sky Sports 9/29
  • "HP will stop blocking its printers from using third-party ink" The Verge 9/29
  • "HP backtracks on blocking third-party ink" ZDNet 9/29
  • "HP issues non-apology for blocking third-party ink cartridges" TechCrunch 9/29
  • "HP apologizes, says it will allow its printers to use third-party ink cartridges... for now" Neowin 9/29
  • "HP offers optional patch to de-bork its printers after EFF rant: Semi-apologies for not telling people it was being dastardly" The Inquirer 9/29
  • "HP bows to pressure and backtracks on plans to block third party printer cartridges" BetaNews 9/29
  • "HP back-tracks on printer firmware update: Some third-party ink cartridges stopped working with HP printers last week" CRN UK 9/29
  • "HP Inc Backtracks On Its Controversial Printer Lockdown" Fortune 9/29
  • "HP backtracks on software which blocks unofficial printer ink: Campaigners are warning HP's actions may damage trust among customers and stop them from installing vital security upgrades." Sky News 9/29
  • "HP apologises for lack of communication over 'timebomb' software update: Customers will be able to undo the software update that made printers reject third-party ink cartridges" The Guardian 9/29
  • "AMD Gains Market Share While Nvidia Is Still On Top" iTech Post 9/29
  • "How neuromorphic 'brain chips' will begin the next era in computing" ExtremeTech 9/29
  • "Panasonic Toughbooks Mark Their 20-Year Anniversary" eWeek 9/29
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Higher, Exploring OLED Screen Partnership With Sharp" TheStreet 7:58 AM
  • "Qantas Joins Apple in Pushing Aussie Bond Curve Out to 10 Years" Bloomberg 7:16 AM
Industry News
  • "OPEC cut lifts markets; Yellen speaks; Stumpf testifies" CNNMoney 9/29
  • "Stocks Slide as Health Care Shares Sell Off; Wells Fargo CEO Gets Grilled: Stocks fall into the red by late morning Thursday as a selloff in health care soured investor sentiment." TheStreet 9/29
  • "Wall St Slips as Apple, Healthcare Stocks Drop" FOXBusiness 9/29
  • "Market Snapshot: Stock Futures Fight To Retain Grip On Gains As OPEC-led Euphoria Fades" Nasdaq 9/29
  • "Energy shares fuel world stock rally on OPEC deal; oil falls" USA Today 9/29
  • "Stocks move lower following two-day rally" USA Today 9/29
  • "U.S. Stocks Little Changed as Oil Wavers: Investors are hopeful of an agreement between major oil-producing nations to cut production levels" [Paid Membership Required] 9/29
  • "Energy-related stocks help rally Asia markets as investors cheer OPEC deal" MarketWatch 9/29
  • "European stocks jump as OPEC surprises with plan to cut oil output" MarketWatch 9/29

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