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  • "Will Apple Car be the new BlackBerry?" ["The claim is that Apple is no longer solely focused on building its own autonomous vehicle, but also on developing an operating system that could be licensed to other auto-makers. It would be very hard for Apple to replace every car in the world with an Apple Car if it doesn't work in partnerships with others – licensing the OS may help, as the Android thing proved."]  Computerworld 6:49 AM
  • "Apple hires former BlackBerry developer Dan Dodge to boost car project" V3 7:20 AM
  • "Apple brings on new talent for autonomous car initiative: The former BlackBerry CEO was on tap to join Apple's team." Engadget 7:21 AM
  • "Apple is failing to bully Hollywood into seeing its future of TV: In search of its new big thing, the company has alienated cable providers and networks with an assertive negotiating style; 'time is on my side'" Wall Street Journal 7:47 AM
  • "Apple's negotiation tactics might be hurting its TV plans: An Apple TV can't replace your cable box until deals are made with the industry's biggest players." Engadget 7:28 AM
  • "Can Apple's iPhone SE Drive Revenues until the iPhone 7 Launch?" Market Realist 8:35 AM
  • "The most popular product of all time: The iPhone is not only the best selling mobile phone but also the best selling music player, the best selling camera, the best selling video screen and the best selling computer of all time. It is, quite simply, the best selling product of all time."  asymco 7:06 AM
  • "Billionth iPhone sold: Does that make it the best-selling product of all time?" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Apple's Tumble From China Tree Accelerates/Bottom line: Apple could be on the cusp of a prolonged China downturn unless it can roll out smartphones with new breakthrough technology, as it gets overwhelmed by similar Chinese models that sell for far lower prices."  Forbes 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Confirms PC Market Share Loss: The tech giant reported a contraction in Mac unit shipments that was worse than what the broader industry suffered." The Motley Fool 8:35 AM
  • "The mysterious methods to uninstalling Mac apps: When you want to get rid of an app, it's harder than it should be to make sure all the app's files gone." Macworld 7:05 AM
  • "Using Automator to expand the multicam edit operations in Final Cut Pro X" 8:41 AM
  • "Cabinet for OS X and iOS can save time for Neenah Paper customers" Apple World Today 7:20 AM
  • "Create Maps To Share From Your Mac" Mac360 7:29 AM
  • "A New And Faster Way To Launch Web Apps And Web Pages On A Mac" Mac360 8:11 AM
  • "Time Anything From Your Mac" TeraTalks 7:40 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Chinese Consumers Buying More Smartphones, Just Not Apple's" Forbes 6:57 AM
  • "Apple iPhone Falls to 5th Place in China" 24/7 Wall St. 7:47 AM
  • "A day at Apple's summer camp: Coding, racing bots and more/Like Google and Microsoft, Apple is investing in programs to teach your kids how to code and play with technology." CNET 8:40 AM
  • "Apple's web of authentication/Apple uses three main authentication factors: something you know, something you have, and something you are." Macworld 7:05 AM
  • "iTunes users targeted with £20 purchase refund scam - how to protect yourself" Telegraph 7:21 AM
  • "Apple warns customers about £20 iTunes phishing scam emails" V3 7:19 AM
  • "Security researcher finds message storage flaw in WhatsApp, says same vulnerability present in iMessages" 9to5Mac 7:06 AM
  • "SwiftKey app leaked users' email addresses and phone numbers to strangers" Telegraph 7:47 AM
  • "Apple's Revamped Apple Store App to Offer 'For You' Product Recommendations" MacTrast 7:47 AM
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  • "Sharp Pulled Down by Weak Display-Panel Sales" [Paid Membership Required] 8:58 AM
  • "10 ways your phone makes you a better person: Think of all the trees you've saved by texting your BFF instead of writing them 1000-page letters." PCWorld 7:03 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Show 019: Stefanie & Sean from Rampant Design" FCPRadio 8:11 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks Q3 earnings, more 'iPhone 7' rumors, 'Apple Car,' more" AppleInsider 7:21 AM
  • "The Committed Podcast on Hardware Upgrades and Bad Tech Support" Kirkville 7:20 AM
  • "iPhone 7: Is this Apple's solution for offering no headphone jack?" The Week UK 7:04 AM
  • "Leak may have just confirmed the secret Apple had up its sleeve for the iPhone 7" 7:04 AM
  • "Fitbit won't sync to your iPhone? Here's the fix!" iMore 7:21 AM
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  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:36 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:36 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:36 AM

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  • "Review: Yi 4K Action Camera" Wired 7:22 AM
  • "Review: 3 Bluetooth headsets for stereo sound" Computerworld 7:21 AM
  • "Mass Fidelity Core and Core Sub review: Exceptional Bluetooth speakers" TechHive 7:05 AM
  • "Kanex's GoPower USB-C portable battery is a great traveling companion for the 12-inch MacBook" Apple World Today 7:20 AM
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  • "Review: Microsoft Pix uses AI to improve your iPhone photos, but you might want to stick with Apple's app" Quartz 7:48 AM
  • "Big Bang Racing - Flipping Through Tons Of Tracks" Apple'n'Apps 7:21 AM
  • "How-To: Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 with the English version of Pangu [Video] 9to5Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Tune up your two-step Recovery Key: Do you even know where your Recovery Key is?" Macworld 7:21 AM
  • "How to play Pokémon GO on your jailbroken device" iDownload Blog 7:21 AM
  • "Are You Really Ready For Apple's Coming Upgrade Cycle?" BohemianBoomer 8:36 AM
  • "iPhone 7: What I Want And Don't Want" Mac360 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Math: There's ASP And 'Real ASP" Mac360 8:11 AM
  • "8 huge questions for Apple's carOS team" Apple Must 8:11 AM
  • "I Fell in Love With the Worst Computer Money Can Buy" Gizmodo 8:36 AM
  • "First Click: Nintendo's NX should be the Netflix of video games" The Verge 7:29 AM
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  • "Nest Smart Thermostat App Adds Apple Watch Support" The Mac Observer 8:58 AM
  • "Worldwide Wearable Device Security Market Growth of 51.4% CAGR by 2022 - Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts Report 2016-2022 - Key Vendors: Apple, Fitbit, HP - Research and Markets" Business Wire 8:51 AM
  • "English Version Of Pangu iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak Is Now Available" Redmond Pie 8:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Oracle to Buy NetSuite for $9.3 billion: Deal for cloud-software provider reunites Oracle's Ellison, NetSuite CEO Nelson" [Paid Membership Required] 7/28
  • "Oracle to buy cloud provider NetSuite for $9.3 billion: The deal will allow Oracle to expand to new market" IDG News Service 7/28
  • "Oracle to Acquire NetSuite for $9.3 Billion" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/28
  • "Oracle to gain cloud clout with NetSuite deal; Ellison profits" Reuters 7/28
  • "Microsoft to cut 2,850 more jobs, including some in Microsoft sales" ZDNet 7/28
  • "Microsoft to Shed 2,850 Additional Jobs: Layoffs come as company retools sales operations, dismantles mobile phone hardware business" [Paid Membership Required] 7/28
  • "Free Windows 10 upgrades end tomorrow" The Verge 7/28
  • "Time is running out to get your free upgrade to Windows 10" Wired UK 7/28
  • "Cortana can't be disabled in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update" ExtremeTech 7/28
  • "Cortana removal will not be tolerated in Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Where is your browser ballot now, citizen?" The Inquirer 7/28
  • "Microsoft: TPM 2.0 support now mandatory for all Windows 10 devices/Trusted Platform Module 2.0 support required for PCs, smartphones and tablets" The Inquirer 7/28
  • "Microsoft's Skype for Linux Alpha gets device settings and a system tray icon: Microsoft promised to update the client every two weeks, and so far it's following through." PCWorld 7/28
  • "Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook Discuss STEM Funding, Immigration Reform: During the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation panel in Philadelphia, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft representatives issued another call to action for increased STEM funding and revisions to the nation's immigration policy." InformationWeek 7/28
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Declares $0.055 Quarterly Dividend; 1.1% Yield" StreetInsider 7/28
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise declares $0.055 dividend" Seeking Alpha 7/28
  • "Team of the month - Dell's UK retail team" PCR 7/28
  • "Achieving embedded MRAM, flash options for FDSOI at 28nm" EE Times Asia 7/28
  • "Qualcomm to pay $19.5 million after claims women are kept under the glass ceiling" ZDNet 7/28
  • "Lenovo's latest Windows 10 notebook is the Air 13 Pro" Neowin 7/28
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Readying Another Bond Sale to Fund Stock Buybacks" MacTrast 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Finalizes $7 Billion Five-Part Bond Sale" MacRumors 8:41 AM
  • "How Will Apple Stock React to Product Diversification Struggles?" TheStreet 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Buyers Need to Be Patient: Traders should exercise discipline before buying into Apple's recent momentum." TheStreet 7:20 AM
Industry News
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq notch modest gains as Apple, Facebook rally: Dow industrials buck trend to end lower" MarketWatch 7/28
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq Climb as Facebook, Groupon Impress: Another busy day on the earnings calendar kept trading erratic again on Thursday, though the S&P 500 and Nasdaq managed to clinch slight gains by the end of the session." TheStreet 7/28
  • "Stocks swing, end mixed as Fed keeps rates steady" USA Today 7/28
  • "Stocks Little Changed, Despite Deluge of Earnings Reports: Results from Ford and Whole Foods disappoint; Google parent Alphabet and Amazon are in focus this afternoon" [Paid Membership Required] 7/28
  • "Asian markets fall ahead of Bank of Japan decision" MarketWatch 7/28
  • "European stocks drop as avalanche of earnings reports rolls in" MarketWatch 7/28

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