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  • "Apple eyes pay-by-touch for next iPhone" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:38 AM
  • "iPhone 6: the jolt that mobile payments need: Apple's rumored embrace of true mobile payments may finally shake up how we pay for goods and services after years of empty promises." CNET 8:17 AM
  • "Larger iPad could target big biz, save Apple from low-end scrum: 12.9-inch iPad to reverse tablet slowdown?" The Register 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Bets iPhone Magic Will Spill Over to Wearables" Bloomberg 8:27 AM
  • "$120M at stake in RPI v. Apple: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy believes its legal fight with Apple over Siri, the innovative personal assistant and voice-recognition system first used in the iPhone 4S, is potentially worth $120 million."  Albany Times Union 8:01 AM
  • "How to Install Mac OS X Yosemite on a USB Flash Drive" LAPTOP Magazine 8:37 AM
  • "How to Customize the Dashboard in Mac OS X Yosemite" LAPTOP Magazine 8:38 AM
  • "How to Customize the Mac OS X Yosemite Notification Center" LAPTOP Magazine 8:38 AM
  • "How to Mark Up PDFs in the Mac OS X Yosemite Mail App" LAPTOP Magazine 8:38 AM
  • "How to Use Dictation to Write What You Say on a Mac" LAPTOP Magazine 8:38 AM
  • "FruitJuice review: Practice good battery health with your MacBook" Macworld 8:18 AM
  • "When search fails in Outlook" Macworld 8:40 AM
  • "Watching Audio EQ in Final Cut Pro X" FCPXtv 8:26 AM
  • "The Yoink 'virtual shelf' helps reduce Mac OS X desktop clutter" Apple Daily Report 8:04 AM
  • "How To Fix Music Collection Problems" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "A New Way To Play Music On A Mac" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "How To Lock And Unlock A Mac As You Come And Go" TeraTalks 7:55 AM
  • "Got iTunes? Want Lyrics? Get Lyrical" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "Put A Clock On Your Mac's Desktop Wallpaper" NoodleMac 7:54 AM
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General Interest/Potpourri
  • "4 'iWatch' alternatives Apple could unveil on Sept. 9: Apple may show off a wearable device at its September iPhone event. But don't call it an iWatch just yet. Here's what else Apple watchers say the company could be cooking up." CNET 8:17 AM
  • "Smartphone Outlook Remains Strong for 2014, Up 23.8%, Despite Slowing Growth in Mature Markets – IDC" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "'Thinner, brighter, lighter' – Samsung attack ads on Apple continue with anti-iPad NYers" 9to5Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Podcast: Brown M&M, Apple event, wearable, tattoos, Dropbox vs iCloud + More" Insanely Great Mac 8:04 AM
  • "Apple reportedly working with Dutch company NXP to include NFC in iPhone 6, possibly iWatch" 9to5Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Apple reportedly taps chipmaker NXP for 'iPhone 6' NFC solution" AppleInsider 8:25 AM
  • "New photos purport to show near-final 'iPhone 6' rear shell, cover glass" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Claimed production model of iPhone 6 casing shows more subtle Space Gray antenna breaks" 9to5Mac 8:25 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM

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  • "ALONE... Review: Tough yet satisfying, ALONE... is a challenging endless flyer with some suitably sensitive controls." 148Apps 8:08 AM
  • "How to run Flash on your iPad (if you must)" Computerworld 7:56 AM
  • "iPhone 6: What does Apple's invite mean? A sundial, a sine wave or simply a tease? Matt Warman unpacks Apple's iPhone invite" Telegraph 8:39 AM
  • "If iPad Pro doesn't 'cannibalize' Surface Pro sales, so what?" TechnologyTell 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Could Do Its Launch Without A Phone" Forbes 8:39 AM
  • "Appreciating the Apple TV" Macworld 8:18 AM
  • "iOS vs. Android: Déjà vu All Over Again?" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "This Is Broken. Apple Can Fix It" Mac 360 7:55 AM
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  • "Lazy? Stop scrolling for ages to access your best iPhone pictures" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "SnapsShut 2: Don't Stop The Beat - Addictive reaction time game for iOS" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Two-in-one kid's game Bubble Cat Kids sees release on iOS and Android" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Pentumble - Challenging Platformer Released for iOS" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "New iOS Children's Reading App Powered by Nuance Voice Recognition" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Spend Stack - Available Now - Simplifies Spending by Finding Sales Tax" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Dressed 1.0 for iPhone - Virtual Closet App" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Baby Shapes: New App For Babies Not Just Another Digital Baby-Sitter" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Dodgy Dingbat Game Expanded with 2.0 Update" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Unit Pricer from Glass Bottle Apps Updated to Version 2.0" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Fundometer Gets an Overhaul with V2.0" prMac 8:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Exclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - source" Reuters 8/28
  • "Nadella plans China trip amid antitrust probe: report: The Microsoft CEO's itinerary has not been disclosed, but the reason for his trip may be to delve a bit deeper into the antitrust investigation in China." CNET 8/28
  • "Satya Nadella said to head to China in September, likely to discuss anti-trust probe" Neowin 8/28
  • "Microsoft CEO Nadella to Visit China Amid Antitrust Probe" Re/code 8/28
  • "Bing Testing More Updates To Its Search Results Page: Site experiments with Google-like search card results." Search Engine Land 8/28
  • "Microsoft explains how it's getting rid of fake Windows Store apps" Engadget 8/28
  • "Microsoft Purges 1,500 Fake Apps From the Windows Store" Gizmodo 8/28
  • "Windows XP SP4 Could Easily Become Dangerous, Expert Says" Softpedia 8/28
  • "HP Desperately Wants To Be Innovative Again" TechCrunch 8/28
  • "Hewlett Packard may axe 800 people in Bangalore after it loses grip on Bank of America account" The Economic Times 8/28
  • "HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers Crank Up Power: HP tries to grow its lead in server market with ProLiant Gen9 servers that offer more computing power and lower costs." InformationWeek 8/28
  • "HP is recalling six million laptop cords because they could start fires: There have been 29 complaints of melting cords and 13 of property damage" The Verge 8/28
  • "HP is still having trouble making PC components that won't kill you" BGR 8/28
  • "HP or Lenovo: Which Windows PC Convertible Is Head of the Class?" Re/code 8/28
  • "Intel's curved glass smartwatch will be for fashionistas: Smartwatches go premium with Intel's tech bracelet – set to launch just in time for New York Fashion Week" Stuff Magazine 8/28
  • "Intel Releases Absurdly Small 3G Modem Chip" Softpedia 8/28
  • "AMD talks a little bit more about Seattle/Hot Chips 26: The real deal in ARM A57-cores SoCs" SemiAccurate 8/28
  • "IBM finally opens up its Watson supercomputer to researchers" VentureBeat 8/28
  • "IBM lets scientists pay to play with its thinking supercomputer" Engadget 8/28
  • "IBM Watson Speeds Drug Research: IBM Watson moves from supplying known answers to tough questions to making its own discoveries in life sciences and pharmaceutical research." InformationWeek 8/28
  • "IBM Watson wades through scientific research in the cloud: Discovery Advisor can uncover relationships and recognise patterns in research papers and data" The Inquirer 8/28
  • "Alibaba Profit More Than Amazon, EBay Ahead of U.S. IPO" Bloomberg 8/28
  • "Samsung clashes with labor group over allegations of Chinese underage workers: China Labor Watch claims to have found 'child workers' at a Samsung supplier, but the Korean company has denied the allegations" IDG News Service 8/28
  • "Here come the cheap devices, Archos introduces $149 Windows 8.1 tablet" Neowin 8/28
  • "SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not: SAP's patent application for a foldable device is more likely a competitive hedge than the precursor to a hardware play, one analyst says" Computerworld New Zealand 8/28
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Apple News
  • "iWatch Arrives? Apple Hits All-Time High After Cryptic Event Reveal" Forbes 8/28
  • "Why Apple Stock Is Down Today" TheStreet 8/28
Industry News
  • "Techs follow market down on Ukraine fears" MarketWatch 8/28
  • "Market Snapshot: Stocks End Lower On Ukraine Fears; S&P 500 Under 2,000" MarketWatch 8/28
  • "Stock Market Today: Ukraine-Russia Overshadows Good U.S. Data" TheStreet 8/28
  • "U.S. Stock Prices Drop On Ukraine Fears: Declines Arrest Three-Session Rally, as Geopolitical Worry Trumps Good News About Economy" [Paid Membership Required] 8/28
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks fall ahead of key economic data/Japan stocks retreated on Thursday, as investors remained cautious before a batch of key economic data due out on the next day." MarketWatch 8/28
  • "Europe Markets: Deutsche Bank falls after fine; Essilor rallies: Europe movers" MarketWatch 8/28
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8/28
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 8/28
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 8/28

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