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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Soars to Record Amid Optimism About Coming Products"  Bloomberg 7:43 AM
  • "Apple Shares Close at Record, Top Google Over 10 Years" ["Apple investors are banking on an expected new product launch of larger iPhones, perhaps as soon as next month, and a series of smartwatches before the end of the year, to help juice growth. By diversifying its product lines, Apple is hoping to reignite earnings growth, which has flattened in recent quarters."]  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:41 AM
  • "Next iPhone, first iWatch raises Apple stock to record highs" Boston Herald 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's freshly sliced shares climb" AFP 7:44 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple preps final non-security Mavericks update: And for the 10% still running 2011"s Lion, the end of all support, patches included, is likely just weeks away" Computerworld 7:26 AM
  • "Apple's iMessage is about to become even cooler once Yosemite arrives" BGR 7:21 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "iBetterCharge review: Track your iOS device's battery life while using your Mac" Macworld 7:07 AM
  • "Power Adapter Alarm review: Hey, your MagSafe adapter is unplugged!" Macworld 8:40 AM
  • "Writing data into existing home folders as part of an installation package" Amsys 6:34 AM
  • "16 tips for Mac users who must use Windows" Computerworld 8:18 AM
  • "Using Final Cut Pro X to edit stop motion animation" fcp.co 8:14 AM
  • "This Mac OS X app lets you Briefly create still motion Videos" Apple Daily Report 7:47 AM
  • "Cleaning Up Your Contacts" MacMost 9:30 AM
  • "Tip: Quickly zoom and open images with QuickLook" MacIssues 9:23 AM
  • "The Problem With Renaming Files On A Mac" TeraTalks 6:34 AM
  • "How To Broadcast Voice Announcements To Other Mac Users From Your Mac" NoodleMac 6:35 AM
  • "How A Simple Budget App Beats Quicken" Mac 360 6:35 AM
  • "Free: Todo Lists, Tasks, Mac, iPhone, iPad" Mac 360 6:35 AM
  • "uBar: It's How To Make Your Mac Look And Work Like Windows" BohemianBoomer 6:35 AM
Press Releases
  • "CourseNotes 5.0 for Mac Introduces Audio Recording, iCloud Syncing" prMac 6:44 AM
  • "Parallels Announces Parallels Desktop® 10 for Mac with OS X Yosemite Integration, Enables to Launch Office Applications Up to 50 Percent Faster and Delivers Up to 30 Percent Better Battery Life" Business Wire 9:27 AM
  • "Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac launches with OS X 10.10 Yosemite support, speed boosts, more" AppleInsider 6:43 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro 10.1.3, Motion 5.1.2, Compressor 4.1.3 Updates Bring Fixes" FairerPlatform 6:36 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple faces preliminary injunction to remove 'Secret' from App Store, users' devices: A Brazilian judge on Tuesday ordered Apple and Google to not only remove anonymous social networking app Secret from their app stores, but also remotely wipe the software from devices in the country."  AppleInsider 6:43 AM
  • "Prosecutors Want Apple To Use Its iPhone 'Kill Switch' — A Doomsday Device For Apps Few Know Exists"  Business Insider 9:21 AM
  • "Secret may be banned in Brazil over anonymity, after judge grants preliminary injunction" Gigaom 7:27 AM
  • "Exclusive: Dubai's Mall Of The Emirates To Get World's Biggest Apple Store/The US tech behemoth has advertised 13 job positions across the UAE." EDGAR 6:50 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Building 'World's Largest' Apple Store in Dubai, United Arab Emirates" MacRumors 7:18 AM
  • "That Apple Store in the United Arab Emirates could be the world's largest" 9to5Mac 7:18 AM
  • "Dubai, UAE will reportedly be home to the largest Apple retail store in the world" AppAdvice 7:08 AM
  • "World's Largest Apple Store Rumored to Be Built in Dubai" Apple Gazette 7:08 AM
  • "Apple to build world's biggest iStore in Dubai" The Register 8:52 AM
  • "Phablets Are So Yesterday: More Users in Asia Now Hold Tablets to Their Faces to Make Calls, IDC Reports" IDC 6:47 AM
  • "Talking On Tablets On The Rise In Asia" TechCrunch 6:46 AM
  • "Patent troll drops suit against Adam Carolla after discovering podcasts don't make any money" The Verge 8:37 AM
  • "iPod engravings are nearly as obsolete as the device" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Many Chrome browser extensions do sneaky things: A study of 48,000 Chrome extensions uncovers ad fraud, data theft, and other misdeeds" IDG News Service 7:25 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 70: The woman behind Cydia" iDownload Blog 8:38 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Leaked iPhone 6 Schematic Shows A 0.67-0.77 mm Protruding Camera" G for Games 6:52 AM
  • "Claimed schematic again raises suggestion iPhone 6 will have sub-1mm protruding camera lens" 9to5Mac 7:09 AM
  • "Alleged Schematic Shows Protruding Camera Ring on 4.7-Inch iPhone 6" MacRumors 7:33 AM
  • "Leaked: iPhone 6 Will Be Apple's Sharpest Screen Yet (But It Still Won't Be As Sharp As A Samsung)" Business Insider 7:46 AM
  • "Major iPhone 6 display detail revealed in microscope test" BGR 9:22 AM
  • "Apple wants to eliminate random targeting on its online stores" AppleDailyReport 7:48 AM
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  • "Pilot's Path For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $3.99)" Apple Sliced 9:30 AM
  • "John Mad Run For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:30 AM
  • "Tribal Quest -Master of Elements For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:30 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM

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  • "Razer Taipan Mouse For Gamers And Non-Gamers – The 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 7:28 AM
  • "Review: Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones" Electronista 7:14 AM
  • "Review: Boombot REX – Stay Connected to Your Friends and Your Music" MacTrast 7:33 AM
  • "This Startup Could Turn Your iPhone Into a Tiny Disease-Detecting Lab" Wired 8:16 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Fix This App: Overcast for iOS" Macworld 6:45 AM
  • "Timeful Helps You Make Time for the Things You Want to Do" TUAW 8:13 AM
  • "Appidemic: Easy! Task & To-Do List for iPhone" TechnologyTell 8:14 AM
  • "NodeBeat's stunning visual music creation will blow you away" TUAW 8:52 AM
  • "Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen has chosen iOS" TechnologyTell 7:05 AM
  • "Quest – Web Browser Review: Being simple and streamlined means that Quest - Web Browser is a handy way to just browse the internet, free of too many options." 148Apps 8:39 AM
  • "One Tap RPG Review: This casual arcade game introduces some very light rpg elements into its fantasy-themed pachinko gameplay." 148Apps 9:23 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to enable switch control for motor accessibility on iPhone or iPad" iMore 8:52 AM
  • "YouTube Find: DIY Sewer pipe tripod mount for the iPad" TUAW 9:23 AM
Tips
  • "Five ways to keep your student's digital life safe" Macworld 8:39 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Samsung's brilliant new plan to avoid Apple lawsuits: Patent the iPhone?" BGR 8:53 AM
  • "Upgrading your Mac: Moving hard drives from a Mac Pro to iMac" Macworld 8:53 AM
  • "Why it makes sense that the iPhone 6 could be thinner than its camera sensor" Gigaom 8:51 AM
  • "Will we ever see the Touch ID sensor on a Mac keyboard/mouse/touchpad?" AppleDailyReport 7:48 AM
  • "Apple's Future: What We Think We Know" Mac 360 6:34 AM
  • "Check Out How Microsoft's Surface Pro Crushes MacBook Air And iPad" Mac 360 6:34 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The state of Android updates: Who's fast, who's slow, and why" Ars Technica 8:39 AM
  • "Twitter Is Destroying Itself" Forbes 7:52 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Cooking and Convenience Go Phone-in-Hand with GE's New Free-Standing Range You Can Operate from a Smartphone" Business Wire 9:27 AM
  • "Revamped Hyatt Mobile App Now Includes Integration with Uber" Business Wire 9:27 AM
  • "Goodbye Paywall - Table Tennis Touch Eliminates In-App Purchases" 148Apps 9:21 AM
  • "Get ready to settle the score in Wizcorp's Striker Arena for iPad" AppAdvice 8:51 AM
  • "Google Photo Sphere Comes to the iPhone" MacStories 7:33 AM
  • "Simple 2.0 Banking App Released for iPhone" iClarified 7:27 AM
  • "Shot Improving Basketball hopes to improve your game" Coolest Gadgets 7:21 AM
  • "Tom Hanks' Typewriter App Proves Big Hit With Ipad Users" Digital Trends 7:11 AM
  • "New Lytro Mobile App lets you view and interact with 'living pictures' on iOS devices" AppAdvice 7:09 AM
  • "PayPal introduces new option enabling customers to pay with just 'One Touch'" AppAdvice 7:09 AM
  • "Omate X smartwatch talks to iPhone and Android, looks sharp doing it" CNET 7:06 AM
  • "The Ensign: Prequel to A Dark Room arrives on iOS" CNET 6:46 AM
  • "Terrella: An unapologetically challenging game for iOS" prMac 9:24 AM
  • "Draw to Destroy Dots in Clever New Game - A Blok Fluo Game Free iOS 1.0" prMac 9:24 AM
  • "The tree that refused to shed takes root in iPhone and iPad" prMac 9:24 AM
  • "The Best Practice of Image Captioning: Fink You App is Released" prMac 6:44 AM
  • "Rosano Coutinho Releases iLift 2 - Learn to play music by ear" prMac 6:44 AM
  • "WaterField VertiGo 2.0 Laptop Bag - Intelligent Details and Worldly Look" prMac 6:44 AM
  • "Time Lapse! 1.0 for iOS - Watch Result Video During Recording" prMac 6:44 AM
  • "CourseNotes 5.0 for iOS Introduces Audio Recording, iCloud Syncing" prMac 6:44 AM
  • "Create beautiful art cards with Art Cards - Monet for iPhone and iPad" prMac 6:44 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Steve Ballmer Steps Down From Microsoft Board: Ballmer's Move Gives CEO Nadella Even Freer Hand to Reshape the Company" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:46 AM
  • "Ballmer exits Microsoft board: stock market nods approval: Ballmer's departure had to happen someday, but the news came so abruptly that many were caught flatfooted" InfoWorld 7:24 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft for good after 34 years" V3 7:32 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft's Board After Departure as CEO" Bloomberg 7:45 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer quits Microsoft board to focus on NBA's Clippers" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:52 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board to focus on Clippers, civic duty" Memeburn 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft detects fall in fake antivirus traffic" BetaNews 7:05 AM
  • "Microsoft warns of fake virus alert hitting Windows users" V3 7:32 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard's FQ3: Glass Half Empty?" Benzinga 8:31 AM
  • "33 years after creating the PC, IBM leaves it behind in favour of the cloud" PhysOrg 9:30 AM
  • "Lenovo, IBM x86 Server Deal Clears U.S. Regulators—Now What?" The VAR Guy 9:30 AM
  • "IBM India steps up analytics presence in IT for HR" Infotech Lead 9:28 AM
  • "Lenovo targets small businesses with three new budget-priced desktop PCs" PCWorld 8:38 AM
  • "Intel's Haswell-E brain to emerge from the lab at end of August – reports" The Register 7:46 AM
  • "Update: Intel To Apply Big Data Into Medicine" Seeking Alpha 8:16 AM
  • "How Cisco-NetApp's FlexPod Impacts EMC And VMware" Forbes 7:54 AM
  • "Why SAP HANA is an integral part of SAP's cloud strategy" Market Realist 8:31 AM
  • "Moore's Law: The Future Is Energy Efficiency/As the industry continues to shrink chips, energy efficiency is one way to expand Moore's Law beyond its current form. Let's explore how." InformationWeek 8:25 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Power of iPhone 6 hype-gasm: Apple a sniff away from record stock high" The Register 8:17 AM
  • "ASE: Apple's iWatch To Boost Q4; Bernstein Raises TP" Barron's 7:42 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock Market Today: Futures Slip Slightly as Markets Await More Fed Clarity" TheStreet 8:13 AM
  • "U.S. Stock Futures Edge Lower: Federal Reserve to Release Meeting Minutes Wednesday" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:27 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks log longest winning streak in eight months" MarketWatch 8:27 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Carlsberg slumps, Heineken rises: Europe movers" MarketWatch 8:26 AM

 
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