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  • "Apple's climate change efforts might be based on misguided idealism: Apple has made it clear that it believes in global warming, and that it wants to fix what it regards as a problem. But should the company tone down its rhetoric on the issue?"  CIO 8:21 AM
  • "Apple is leading the way on corporate environmentalism" TechRepublic 9:10 AM
  • "Apple is also transforming air travel"  Computerworld 7:57 AM
  • "Lawsuit seeks funding from tech giants for smartwatch warning campaign: After the Apple Watch ships to initial customers Friday, thousands of motorists might be sneaking a glance at the smartwatch to read text messages and other alerts."  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:59 AM
  • "Security Flaw Affects 1500 iOS Apps While Apple's OS X 10.10.3 'Rootpipe' Fix Proves Incomplete" MacRumors 8:53 AM
  • "Apple failed to fix 'rootpipe' backdoor flaw, researcher warns" ZDNet 8:28 AM
  • "OS X 10.10.3 update failed to fix Rootpipe vulnerability, says former NSA staffer" 9to5Mac 8:35 AM
  • "Photos app floods broadband while seeding the cloud" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "The EPUB Proof is in the iBooks pudding (hint: it's in the Advanced Menu)" Macworld 8:22 AM
  • "Looking at the new 3D Text and making masks in Final Cut Pro 10.2" 8:48 AM
  • "Folderol: Update to Version 2.0 for Erica Sadun's Folder Customization Utility" eXtensions 7:59 AM
  • "How to partition a hard drive in OS X using Core Storage" MacIssues 8:54 AM
  • "How to get gigabytes back from Steam" iMore 8:38 AM
  • "What You Need To Troubleshoot A Mac" Mac 360 7:57 AM
  • "Try The Mac Photo Viewer App That Lets You View Photos (no borders, no buttons, no frames)" PixoBebo 7:57 AM
  • "Try The Fast And Furious URL Shortener For Mac" McSolo 7:58 AM
  • "How To Split Your Mac's Screen In Half" Mac 360 7:58 AM
  • "iCloudStatus: It's The Mac App For When Waiting For iCloud Is Not Enough" Mac 360 7:58 AM
  • "iCloud fails and foibles that need to be addressed in iOS 9 and OS X 10.11" Apple World Today 8:23 AM
Press Releases
  • "Red Giant's 25%-Off Spring Sale Hits the Web Tuesday, April 28th" Red Giant 9:08 AM
  • "A preview journey to Technobabylon for Mac, PC, and Linux" TechnologyTell 8:38 AM
  • "Free eBook compares Final Cut Pro X to Final Cut Pro 7 for speed" 8:28 AM
  • "KeyCue 7.5 can omit shortcuts and offers improved installer" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Techtool Pro 8: More Sensors, More Control" FairerPlatform 7:55 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google takes aim at the Apple Watch with major Android Wear update" The Inquirer 8:07 AM
  • "Beyoncé has been spotted wearing an ultra-exclusive luxury Apple Watch that isn't for sale" Business Insider 8:35 AM
  • "Do You Watch Youtube On An Older Smart TV Or iOS Device? Not For Much Longer" Digital Trends 8:39 AM
  • "Google Kills YouTube for 2nd Gen Apple TV, Older iOS Devices" The Mac Observer 9:30 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The numbers don't lie: Jay-Z's Tidal music service is already a spectacular flop" BGR 8:37 AM
  • "Google's mobilegeddon: If your business depends on people finding your website, then this will be an anxious day for you. Google is making changes to the way its search engine ranks sites, and that could send some hurtling down the rankings." BBC 8:06 AM
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 201 - The Loudest Keyboard You'll Ever Hear on a Podcast" Touch Arcade 8:38 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 078: The calm before the storm" iDownload Blog 8:24 AM
  • "The MacNN Podcast, episode 11: best backup practices, AMD in trouble" Electronista 8:24 AM
  • "HTTPS bug leaves 1,500 iOS apps vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks, finds analytics company" 9to5Mac 8:22 AM
  • "AUO to supply Apple with panels for iPhone, says report" DigiTimes 8:36 AM
  • "Apple broadens its supply chain to maximise profit margins" Cult of Mac 8:28 AM
  • "Arm first-quarter profits buoyed by strong iPhone sales" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:07 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple patents Apple Watch Sport Band, Classic Buckle and Link Bracelet designs" AppleInsider 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Granted 47 Patents Today Covering Three Apple Watch Bands and Push-to-Talk" Patently Apple 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for Advanced 3D RF Signatures that could be embedded in Packages, Luggage, Roads and Vehicles" Patently Apple 8:28 AM
  • "Apple patent shows how iOS, Mac devices are designed to work together" Apple Daily Report 8:25 AM
  • "Apple granted patent involving wireless, backlight Mac keyboards" Apple Daily Report 8:45 AM
  • "Apple wants you to decide how playable media files are before you download them" Apple Daily Report 8:28 AM
  • "Understanding Apple's Device Enrolment Program (DEP)" Amsys 7:56 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:56 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:56 AM

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  • "Galaxy S6 Edge Vs iPhone 6 Plus Review: Apple's Past Broken By Samsung's Futuristic Vision" ["It also makes the S6 Edge stand out. While the iPhone 6 Plus is simply 'a bigger iPhone', the S6 Edge – while clearly a close relation of the flagship standard smartphone – is its own device with unique quirks and charms. Apple did the bare minimum to its hardware to reach for the phablet, while Samsung did something new and relatively unexplored."] Forbes 8:56 AM
  • "Review: Apple's all-new 12" MacBook with Retina display" AppleInsider 8:22 AM
  • "Refreshed MacBook Pro: Stunningly fast storage, spooky touchpad, delightful display" ZDNet 8:02 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands On: Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft 2.5.8416 (iOS, Android)" MacNN 8:24 AM
  • "How to control what data you see in Health for iPhone" iMore 9:39 AM
  • "The Apple Watch I don't even have already has dozens of quality apps" ZDNet 9:10 AM
  • "A Xiaomi event invitation versus an Apple event invitation" Business Insider 9:10 AM
  • "How do you solve a problem like Apple Watch battery life?" ITProPortal 8:59 AM
  • "10 things the Galaxy S6 can do but the iPhone 6 can't" SamMobile 8:58 AM
  • "Lost Apple Designs from the 1980s" Low End Mac 8:28 AM
  • "Why I'm going with the 42mm Apple Watch" iMore 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Studio Display was easy on the eyes, hard on the back" Macworld 8:22 AM
  • "There might be a 4-inch iPhone 7 in your future after all" BGR 8:58 AM
  • "Don't panic: Your preordered Apple Watch is already en route to you" BGR 8:03 AM
  • "Finally, a sensible explanation of why you can't buy the Apple Watch this Friday" BGR 8:03 AM
  • "The Visible Secrets Coming In iPhone 7" Mac 360 7:57 AM
  • "We Can't Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership" ["Because computer code snakes through the DNA of modern tractors, farmers receive 'an implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle.' It's John Deere's tractor, folks. You're just driving it."] Wired 8:34 AM
  • "Comic: Two Apple Watch hearts beat as one" iMore 8:24 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "One Drop for iPhone & Apple Watch is a dashboard & community for managing diabetes" 9to5Mac 9:10 AM
  • "FC Barcelona app update before PSG Champions League match" Phones Review 8:58 AM
  • "The Apple Watch Will Fundamentally Change the Dynamics of the App Market predicts Strategy Analytics" PRNewswire 8:56 AM
  • "RSA Conference: ThreatStream Announces First Apple Watch App for Managing Threat Intelligence On-the-Go" PRNewswire 8:56 AM
  • "FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone: Over 1.5 million downloads and counting" PRNewswire 8:56 AM
  • "Research and Markets: Apple 4Q14 Report - Translating Device Loyalty into New Revenue Streams" Business Wire 8:55 AM
  • "On Demand Parking App SpotHero Expands SF Presence with ParkPlease Acquisition" Business Wire 8:55 AM
  • "Insteon Brings Full Line of Connected Home Products to Apple Watch" Business Wire 8:54 AM
  • "Jeff Gamet Talks Cloud Services at Denver Apple Pi" The Mac Observer 8:34 AM
  • "iPoe 3 would like you to try a rare vintage of Amontillado" TechnologyTell 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft supports Apple Watch with OneDrive iOS app update" V3 8:34 AM
  • "Now you can control your PowerPoint presentation with your Apple Watch" 9to5Mac 8:21 AM
  • "The most luxurious leather case for iPhone: The handcrafted cb Softcase" prMac 8:48 AM
  • "Audio Notebook Pocket - Sound Recorder for iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Cheatsheet 2.0 for iOS - for the little things you never remember" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "DiNiCo releases tinyCalc 2.0 for Apple Watch, iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Orcs 3.0 for iOS and Android - Weird and kinda stupid, but I love it" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft embraces the Apple Watch with OneDrive app update" The Inquirer 8:06 AM
  • "Introducing myInterpreter for iOS" Slybees 7:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft, Yahoo search deal amendment makes termination easier: Either company can terminate the agreement on or after Oct. 1" IDG News Service 6:21 AM
  • "Yahoo, Microsoft add termination clause in search deal: filing" Reuters 7:11 AM
  • "Yahoo, Microsoft add termination clause to search pact" Seeking Alpha 6:16 AM
  • "It looks as if Marissa Mayer drove a pretty hard bargain with Microsoft" Business Insider 7:11 AM
  • "Microsoft eyes-up down under for first store outside North America" ITProPortal 7:12 AM
  • "Microsoft to open flagship store in Sydney" ZDNet 6:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Store heads down under as Australia gets first brick and mortar location" SuperSite for Windows 6:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Store website listing suggests Health app coming to Xbox One, Windows 8, and iPad" Neowin 6:36 AM
  • "Microsoft to release Azure Service Fabric tech behind Skype and Cortana: Even more Microsoft openness as the world goes topsy-turvy" The Inquirer 7:32 AM
  • "Behind Ginni Rometty's Plan to Reboot IBM: Big Blue's CEO pushes it toward analytics, mobile, cloud computing" [Paid Membership Required] 6:56 AM
  • "IBM Q1 Revenues Flat as Systems, Cloud Surge" eWeek 6:26 AM
  • "HP sells Snapfish, partners with FireEye" Seeking Alpha 9:14 AM
  • "Machine Dreams: To rescue its struggling business, Hewlett-Packard is making a long-shot bid to change the fundamentals of how computers work." Technology Review 7:08 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard teams with FireEye, Mandiant on cybersecurity" Reuters 7:13 AM
  • "HP infuses BYOD to Fortify cloud gateway, bolsters cloud security portfolio" ZDNet 7:23 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) Free Cash Flow Should See Strong Recovery: Raymond James" Bidness Etc 7:07 AM
  • "HP and Dell Lead Cloud Infrastructure Market" Datamation 7:06 AM
  • "Intel preparing for big mini-PC push" bit-tech 7:09 AM
  • "Intel's 10 major battlefronts" CRN 7:09 AM
  • "AMD Releases New 'AMDGPU' Linux Kernel Driver & Mesa Support" Phoronix 7:06 AM
  • "AMD's Opteron A1100 Series to Sell for <$171: Undercutting Atom without compromising margins?" SemiAccurate 8:25 AM
  • "Cisco Launches Knowledge Sharing and Learning Platform" CMS Wire 7:08 AM
  • "Samsung cements SSD leadership in 2014" ZDNet 6:37 AM
  • "SAP Profit Plunges 23%: German business software provider is making a transition to cloud technology" [Paid Membership Required] 7:00 AM
  • "IDC: PC sales down 7.7 percent owing to Windows XP upgrade slowdown/Analyst outfit also credits decline to waning enterprise demand" The Inquirer 8:25 AM
  • "PC-peak is history: Industry preps for further decline" EE Times Asia 6:15 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Time to Buy Apple Again?" Forbes 9:39 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks Climb Amid Global Rally but Mixed Earnings Cap Gains" TheStreet 9:07 AM
  • "Wall Street Rises as Firms Beat Views in 1Q" Reuters 9:07 AM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stocks: Futures Climb With DuPont, Verizon Earnings In Focus" Nasdaq 7:26 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Trade Little Changed: Investors consider corporate-earnings Reports" [Paid Membership Required] 9:06 AM
  • "ARM Shares Surge as New Chips Power Next-Generation Smartphones" Bloomberg 7:15 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks rebound from big loss/Stocks in Hong Kong rebounded Tuesday from their largest tumble of the year, pulled higher by a surge in China Resources Enterprise, while Australian shares inched higher amid signals that the country's central bank could soon cut interest rates." MarketWatch 7:27 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks pare gains after German data; Greek worries hover/European stock markets pared sharp gains on Tuesday after German economic sentiment fell for the first time in six months, and as investors monitored Greece's struggle with getting access to its next portion of bailout money." MarketWatch 7:27 AM

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