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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple puts the big hurt on Samsung: 2015 will be a challenging year for the Korean phone maker, but there are steps Samsung can take to reverse its declining market share"  Computerworld 7:32 AM
  • "Senate proposal could allow Apple to repatriate $178B foreign cash, but unlikely to pass" 9to5Mac 7:34 AM
  • "Apple Is 0.5% Of US GDP, 0.15% Of Global GDP" Forbes 7:59 AM
OS X
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  • "Apple ships iTunes 12.1: What you need to know" Computerworld 8:13 AM
  • "iTunes for Mac gets its own Notification Center widget" Engadget 7:35 AM
  • "iTunes 12.1 Update: Improves Notification Support, Quashes Bugs" FairerPlatform 7:25 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Introduction to Pixelmator for Mac and iPad, Part 2" Tuts+ 8:03 AM
  • "NUGEN Audio Post-production Pack Review" IT.Enquirer 8:29 AM
  • "Hands On: Mail Designer 2 and Mail Designer Pro 2 (OS X)" MacNN 7:59 AM
  • "How to use iTunes 12.1"s Notification Center widget" MacIssues 8:02 AM
  • "How to Browse iCloud Drive Files in Time Machine" Apple Gazette 9:06 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Naming live sets, syncing old-style iPods with iTunes Match" Macworld 7:34 AM
  • "Best practices in 2015: Managing settings in Mac OS X & iOS" Amsys 7:26 AM
  • "An Easier, Faster, More Convenient Way To Handle Email On A Mac Is Free" NoodleMac 7:24 AM
  • "Weather: Everyone Talks About It, This Mac App Does Something About It" Mac 360 7:24 AM
  • "Almost Instagram On A Mac" TeraTalks 7:24 AM
  • "Guard Photos With A Watermark App" Mac 360 7:24 AM
  • "The Coolest Mac Desktop Background App You're Probably Not Using Yet" Mac 360 7:25 AM
Op/Ed
  • "So what's going on with iTunes Connect? I, too, am seeing problems" Apple Daily Report 7:55 AM
  • "Passwords? 'We Don't Need No More Stinkin' Password Managers!" BohemianBoomer 7:25 AM
Press Releases
  • "Pixel Film Studios Announced Today the Release of the ProVCR Plugin, Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X Users" PRWeb 9:09 AM
  • "WidgeTunes 1.0 released for OS X - Easily Navigate Your Playlists" prMac 7:32 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple CEO: Fandroids are binning Android in favour of iPhones" The Register 8:14 AM
  • "CIRP: majority of Android switchers are outside US" Electronista 7:59 AM
  • "Bite that Apple if you want to escape the Android garden, Microsoft" The Register 7:55 AM
  • "Take a sneak peak inside Apple's gorgeous new Chongqing Store" Cult of Mac 7:54 AM
  • "Rest in Pod: Apple no longer reporting iPod sales" Cult of Mac 7:55 AM
  • "AOL is shutting down its Apple blog TUAW: The Unofficial Apple Weblog is the latest victim of AOL's reorganization" The Verge 7:36 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "10 common misconceptions about mobile device batteries" TechRepublic 7:27 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Podcast: TV/Movie Reboots, Apple makes some money, IBM, CoD" Insanely Great Mac 7:31 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Outlook for iOS does security stupidly, says dev: Big Blue boffin Rene Winkelwyer has taken aim at Microsoft's iOS Outlook app, launched overnight, claiming it stores credentials in the cloud potentially even after delete requests, and does not observe known good security practices." The Register 7:30 AM
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  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:26 AM
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  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:26 AM

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  • "Review: The SureFit Classic Folio iPad Case is a good one" TechnologyTell 8:01 AM
  • "CaliBackPack East/West Outdoor Sport Military Laptop Backpack" Run Around Tech 8:04 AM
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  • "Apple Pay review: 3 months later" iMore 8:01 AM
  • "The Scoop On Microsoft's New Outlook App For iPhone and Android/Hint: It's really Acompli with a new name—which is awesome. (For now.)" ReadWrite 8:33 AM
  • "Turn your whistling into song with the tap of an app" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Get ready for Super Bowl Sunday with these killer apps" Macworld 7:34 AM
  • "You Should Play: Twist objects into shadow puppets with puzzler Shadowmatic" Macworld 7:34 AM
  • "Learn the mental part of defense with Baseball Academics" TUAW 7:36 AM
  • "Dreeps review: an epic RPG for those who don't have time to play" iDownload Blog 8:00 AM
  • "Contradiction Review: Contradiction is a live action point and click adventure that's pretty engaging." 148Apps 8:10 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to watch the 2015 Super Bowl on your iPhone, iPad and Apple TV" Macworld 7:34 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Samsung's biggest headache isn't Apple, it's China" ZDNet 9:06 AM
  • "Apple Watch faces stiff competition this year" Market Realist 8:26 AM
  • "NSFW: Hey developers, paying for coverage is a scam" iMore 8:01 AM
  • "Opinion: neither the iPad Pro nor 12-inch MacBook Air make much sense to me" iDownload Blog 8:01 AM
  • "Why Jeff Williams is Apple's unsung hero" Cult of Mac 7:55 AM
  • "Apple And The Battle For Security" Mac 360 7:24 AM
  • "Enough Already, Apple. Here's What To Do With Apple TV" Mac 360 7:24 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Sling TV review: Television's future is still in development" TechHive 8:00 AM
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Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Rugged iPad Case with Energy Saving Auto Sleep Feature Starts Shipping from üuber" PRWeb 9:09 AM
  • "Storm the Halls of Echo Base in First Star Wars: Galactic Defense Event" 148Apps 8:59 AM
  • "This iPhone-controlled Batmobile is the toy Batman deserves" Cult of Mac 8:14 AM
  • "Casio Releases iPhone App That Allows Users to Make Their Own Music" PRNewswire 7:57 AM
  • "Adobe releases new iPad apps for avid readers and would-be painters" AppAdvice 7:36 AM
  • "FiftyThree announces gold version of its popular 'Pencil' stylus for iPad" 9to5Mac 7:33 AM
  • "GiGalaxy releases PopGem HD 2.0 for iOS/Android - Fun Block Puzzle Game" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "Challenge Your Friends in Brain Game University for iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "All Star Quarterback's biggest update ever - Out now on the App Store" prMac 7:32 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Is Windows 10 Microsoft's Consumer Comeback OS?" Forbes 9:09 AM
  • "Best Windows tablets UK: the 10 best Windows tablets you can buy in 2015 - run full Windows on your tablet - best Windows tablets reviews" PC Advisor 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft pushes Intel graphics driver update to Surface Pro 3 devices running Windows 10" WinBeta 9:06 AM
  • "The pros and cons of Cortana in Build 9926 of Windows 10" TechRepublic 9:02 AM
  • "HoloLens: Abracadabra! Microsoft unveils a great distraction" Computerworld 8:11 AM
  • "Windows 10 deep-dive review: Finally, a unified operating system" Computerworld 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Outlook for iOS and Android" BetaNews 8:05 AM
  • "Machine learning face-off: Microsoft uses Band to show what its Watson rival is capable of" ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "Microsoft-backed TV white spaces trial goes commercial in Ghana" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "3 cloud integration mistakes to avoid" InfoWorld 8:09 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Holiday quarter likely less than joyful for Apple iPad sales" Market Realist 8:04 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks: 4 things to know before the open/After a volatile week, Friday promises more of the same." CNNMoney 7:26 AM
  • "Stock Futures Slide as U.S. Economy Grows at Slower Pace: Stock futures remained lower on Friday after the U.S. economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the fourth quarter." TheStreet 8:32 AM
  • "U.S. Equity Futures Fall Ahead of GDP, Consumer Sentiment: The dollar was on track on Friday for its best run since it was floated in 1971, notching up a seventh straight month of gains, while European shares headed for their best monthly performance in more than three years." Reuters 8:32 AM
  • "Markets brace for Big Oil profit plunge: NEW YORK (AP) — It's just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned what had been a promising earnings season into a grim one." Associated Press 7:24 AM
  • "U.S. Stock Futures Drop as GDP Growth Slows: U.S. stock futures remained lower Friday after data showed U.S. economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:30 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks rise on strong corporate earnings, oil gain/Japan stocks rose Friday, boosted by some strong corporate earnings results and a rebound in global crude prices." MarketWatch 7:23 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks slip, but eye best month since 2011/European stocks slipped Friday, with data highlighting the European Central Bank's troubles with low inflation levels, but the region's equity benchmark was still on track for its best monthly performance in more than three years." MarketWatch 7:22 AM

 
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