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Tuesday Highlights: Anthony Leather at Forbes breaks down the improvements and features of the new iPhones, tackling whether or not Apple has "done enough to beat the Androids"; if you missed the big news on Monday, here it is: Apple sold over 10 million iPhones in first weekend; does the addition of HomeKit to Apple TV indicate a greater likelihood of an Apple television?; chit chat on the web that Apple will shutdown Beats Music, but the more likely scenario is the service will be folded into iTunes; and is the "next billion dollar business" for Apple a "modern day equivalent of a record label"?; Apple's dev conference for OS X Yosemite to be held in Yosemite National Park?; stats indicate about half of iDevices have been upgraded to iOS 8, reports in our General Interest section; DigiTimes report suggests new iPhones are undermining sales of notebooks; Apple is best PC maker according to new survey; Apple Watch not as thick as you may think it is; Ars Technica has a great in-depth review of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; Business Insider compares cameras of iPhone 6 to the 5S, Galaxy S5, Moto X; Tim Cook spoke at Climate Change conference.

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  • "Is Apple Picking a Fight With the U.S. Government? Not exactly."  Slate 10:13 AM
  • "Apple's Watch marks its transformation into a fashion brand: The first rule of selling smartwatches is you do not talk about smartwatches"  The Verge 11:16 AM
  • "The iPhone 6: Has Apple Done Enough To Beat The Androids?"  Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "Apple sells 10 million iPhones in a weekend" Reuters 8:27 AM
  • "Why The Apple TV HomeKit Update Makes An Apple Television More Likely"  Forbes 8:23 AM
  • "Apple's Next Billion Dollar Business" ["Expect Apple to create the modern day equivalent of a record label led by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre."]  Seeking Alpha 9:07 AM
  • "Apple will not shut down Dr Dre's Beats Music but could fold it into iTunes: Company denies Beats Music will close after its $3bn purchase combined with Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine's Beats headphones"  The Guardian 10:11 AM
  • "Apple denies talk of Beats Music shutdown" The Inquirer 8:24 AM
  • "Why Apple needs Beats Music to keep its street cred" Macworld 11:15 AM
  • "Why Apple Will Eventually Kill Beats Music" Time 11:15 AM
  • "Report: Apple plans to shutter Beats Music brand" Boston Herald 8:23 AM
  • "Yosemite Apple developer conference to be held in Yosemite National Park April 20-23" iMore 9:07 AM
  • "OS X Yosemite Mail Update Addresses Bugs, Stability" FairerPlatform 7:09 AM
  • "Painter 2015: Faster, more stable, incredible new brush tools" Macworld 10:57 AM
  • "Xscope 4.0: do-it-all tool that every graphics pro should have" Macworld 9:54 AM
  • "How to use iCloud Drive the right way" Cult of Mac 9:03 AM
  • "Keyboard Maestro: 8 unexpected uses for the old-school Mac-hacking tool" Macworld 8:58 AM
  • "BIAS Desktop Amp Designer review" IT.Enquirer 8:56 AM
  • "Getting Started With Time Machine" Tuts+ 8:28 AM
  • "Easy Ways to Boost Your Internet Speed on a Mac" Apple Gazette 8:18 AM
  • "iClipboard offers features that should be baked into Mac OS X" Apple Daily Report 7:04 AM
  • "Put A Photo Wall On The Mac's Desktop" Mac 360 7:03 AM
  • "Get High Speed File Transfers On A Mac" Mac 360 7:03 AM
  • "Hidden In Plain Sight: How To Hide A Document Inside A Photo On A Mac" McSolo 7:02 AM
  • "The App For Mac Power Users Only" Mac 360 7:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "NeoOffice 2014.3 Adds iCloud Drive Support" FairerPlatform 10:51 AM
  • "Boinx Joins the 4K Revolution With FotoMagico 4.5" prMac 8:18 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Rumors of Apple iPad event in late October build: A report this week suggests only a new iPad Air will make an appearance at an expected Apple event next month, with the iPad Mini coming early next year." CNET 10:11 AM
  • "Apple: Almost 50% of the iOS devices that visited the App Store Sunday were iOS 8 (9to5Mac readers: 80%)" 9to5Mac 8:14 AM
  • "iOS 8 Adoption At 46% After Five Days, Says Apple" TechCrunch 8:12 AM
  • "iOS 8 nears 50 percent adoption despite WiFi, performance glitches" The Inquirer 8:24 AM
  • "Apple: iOS 8 flavors 46% of devices seen at the App Store" CNET 9:07 AM
  • "Nearly half of iOS devices in the wild run iOS 8" iDownload Blog 9:07 AM
  • "As iPhone 6 units are smuggled in 'Twinkie boxes,' Chinese government says regulatory approval coming soon" AppleInsider 8:19 AM
  • "New iPhones Score Big in SquareTrade Breakability Tests; iPhone 6 Earns Best Score Ever, iPhone 6 Plus Not Far Behind" MacPrices 8:08 AM
  • "iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than the iPhone 5S, Galaxy S5" The Inquirer 8:22 AM
  • "Time to act on climate change' says Apple's Tim Cook" Computerworld 8:56 AM
  • "Sprint calls iPhone 6 launch 'most successful in history'" MacNN 8:58 AM
  • "Watch Apple's First Timberlake And Fallon iPhone 6 Ads" TechCrunch 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Opening Retail Store in Hanover, Germany on September 27" MacRumors 8:59 AM
  • "Greenpeace tells Amazon's Jeff Bezos to be green like Tim Cook" The Inquirer 8:21 AM
  • "Apple quietly removes promise of 2014 CarPlay availability as it adds CBS News Radio compatibility" 9to5Mac 10:11 AM
  • "iPhone 5S gets a price cut in India unofficially" TechnologyTell 8:18 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Gadgets to make you a superhuman" CNNMoney 10:55 AM
  • "Hello new iPhones, so long, Serenity" Macworld 10:12 AM
  • "Teardown Shows Apple's iPhone 6 Cost at Least $200 to Build" Re/code 11:17 AM
  • "Study: iOS 8 crashes 78% more than iOS 7" BGR 9:51 AM
  • "Notebook demand undermined by new Apple devices" DigiTimes 9:04 AM
  • "iPhone 6 is so good it's even eating into notebook sales" Cult of Mac 9:07 AM
  • "Apple Named Best PC Maker in Major Survey" 24/7 Wall St. 7:08 AM
  • "Apple paces field in PC consumer satisfaction for 11th consecutive year" AppleInsider 9:51 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Plus Display is the best there is (well, almost)" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "Here's Why Apple Didn't Use An 'Unbreakable' Sapphire Screen For The iPhone 6" Business Insider 8:31 AM
  • "iPhone 6 disappoints in yet another battery life test" BGR 10:56 AM
  • "The Apple Watch is actually thinner than you might think" The Next Web 8:59 AM
  • "Apple to Release iOS 8.0.1 With Fixes for Phone, Keyboard, Safari, Sharing, VPN" iClarified 11:15 AM
  • "iOS 8.0.1 will reportedly bring fixes for phone & keyboard bugs, Safari video, & more" 9to5Mac 11:16 AM
  • "Apple said to be prepping iOS 8.0.1 to fix initial bugs" AppAdvice 11:15 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Granted 34 Patents Covering a Unique Touch Gesture with Visible Points, a Store-within-a-Store iPhone Display & More" Patently Apple 9:06 AM
  • "Apple wants to improve access to wireless communication services on your iOS device" Apple Daily Report 7:04 AM
  • "Apple wants to make it easier for you to win radio contests and promotions" Apple Daily Report 8:08 AM
  • "Some iPhone 6 Plus Owners Accidentally Bending Their iPhones in Pockets" MacRumors 10:08 AM
  • "Here's how to fix iOS 8's Wi-Fi problems on your iPhone or iPad" BGR 9:52 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Amazing Breaker For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 10:51 AM
  • "Lub vs Dub For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:51 AM
  • "Whac A Mole For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:51 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:08 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:08 AM

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  • "iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: In deep with Apple's thinnest phones" Ars Technica 7:08 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Plus: What a waste of gorgeous fat pixel density" The Register 8:22 AM
  • "iPhone 6 review" BGR 11:16 AM
  • "How The iPhone 6's Camera Compares To The Galaxy S5, iPhone 5s, And Moto X" Business Insider 8:58 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 8 review: Apple opens its gates" The Verge 10:12 AM
  • "iOS 8 review: Apple's iOS 8 is the biggest change to the operating system since 2007. iOS 8 does more than ever before,'s not perfect." [Video] The Verge 10:12 AM
  • "iMaker allows you to animate app icons on your Home screen" iDownload Blog 8:58 AM
  • "The Boxtrolls: Slide 'N' Sneak - Leaping Out Of The Shadows" Apple'n'Apps 8:58 AM
  • "The Maze Runner - Escaping The Maze Of Endless Runners" Apple'n'Apps 8:58 AM
  • "'Lith' Review - The Road Lith Traveled" Touch Arcade 10:12 AM
  • "PlayHaus Review: PlayHaus is a interesting, stylish app for young children, full of cause-and-effect interactions." 148Apps 10:08 AM
  • "Race Team Manager Review: Want to be in charge of a racing team but not be overwhelmed by tactics and options? Race Team Manager is for you." 148Apps 11:17 AM
  • "Astropolo Review: Astropolo is a space-themed children's app with a great sense of style." 148Apps 9:51 AM
  • "How to get photos on to iOS 8 iCloud Photo Library with PhotoSync" Insanely Great Mac 8:55 AM
  • "How to add the NFL schedule to your iPhone and iPad calendar" iMore 8:31 AM
  • "PadGadget's iPad Tips: How to Add Widgets to Notification Center in iOS 8" PadGadget 10:08 AM
  • "The Top 5 Annoyances With iOS 8 and How to Fix Them" Apple Gazette 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Watch to be a controller for many devices" MacIssues 10:56 AM
  • "Apple: Beats Music to live on, could be swallowed by iTunes" BetaNews 10:13 AM
  • "iOS Killer Features Introduced Over The Years" AddictiveTips 9:54 AM
  • "So what should Apple do with iTunes and Beats Music? Here are five suggestions" Gigaom 9:07 AM
  • "Hey, Siri... no, the other Siri" Six Colors 8:57 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Gets Bailed Out By Apple PR Before He Slips Up And Says Something About Apple TV In An Interview" Business Insider 8:31 AM
  • "Why 10 Million iPhones Means A Lot More Than 9 Million" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 8 flops: What bit of our 'battery-drainer' update didn't you like? Listen up Cupertino: fanbois just aren't that into you anymore" The Register 8:22 AM
  • "Androidsplainin': iPhone haters miss the point again" Macworld 8:13 AM
  • "Apple should deliver 'Sphonatch' as greatest-selling, most amazing thing ever" hittingthesweetspot 7:09 AM
  • "Are old PCs costing your company money? Time to go Mac" AppleDailyReport 7:08 AM
  • "The Absolutely, Positively, Horribly, Terribly Bad Battery Life In iPhone 6 Plus" PixoBebo 7:01 AM
  • "Goldilocks And The New iPhones" Mac 360 7:01 AM
  • "On Fixing Apple's Biggest Problem" Mac 360 7:01 AM
  • "Opinion: An Oracle without Ellison is like an Apple without Jobs" MarketWatch 9:06 AM
  • "What's Wrong With The Internet?" Forbes 8:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Microsoft updates Bing Search app with translation widget in Safari and Notification Center" iDownload Blog 10:57 AM
  • "Manual for iPhone is a new camera app for experts only" The Verge 10:55 AM
  • "Epic Zen Garden -Soothing Demonstration of Metal from Epic Games" eXtensions 10:51 AM
  • "Liquipel Will Waterproof the Apple Watch" iClarified 10:12 AM
  • "Square's new cash register will take Bitcoin, Apple Pay and much more" Engadget 9:53 AM
  • "BBM App Gets Updated to Support iOS 8" iClarified 9:52 AM
  • "Mojang's Scrolls coming to iPad later this fall, will be priced at $5" iMore 9:52 AM
  • "InformationWeek Readers Say No Thanks to Apple Watch" PRNewswire 9:18 AM
  • "Casio G-SHOCK Releases iPhone Compatible G-Mix Series" PRNewswire 9:18 AM
  • "Innovative iCorners™ utilize polycarbonate to protect mobile devices from drop and scratch damage" PRNewswire 9:18 AM
  • "LocknCharge Launches Two New Syncing and Charging Carts Designed for the Needs of iPad®, iPad Air™ or iPad Mini™ Devices for Back to School" Business Wire 9:17 AM
  • "New E*TRADE Update Includes Touch ID and Home Screen Widget for iOS 8" 148Apps 9:03 AM
  • "Subway Surfers heads to Cairo in the game's latest update" iMore 8:31 AM
  • "Google updates Chrome with iOS 8 compatibility including Share extension support" AppAdvice 8:18 AM
  • "Wasabi Launches Sequel to Gorilla Band with Make A Song Story App" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "3D Molecules Edit and Test - a useful chemistry tool for iPad and iPhone" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "From famous comics designers Sketch and Breakfast: Felinia's World" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "RollOnBy Social Aggregator for Chromecast brings social lives to the TV" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Date Special Ops released for iOS - Party or Work?" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Fun Bugs - Kids can play with Bugs" prMac 8:18 AM
Computer Industry
  • "How Microsoft Saves the Collapsing PC Industry" Softpedia 7:36 AM
  • "Microsoft tells cloud developers to check services for malware or risk blacklisting" V3 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft's looking to push a Windows Phone dev preview update this week" Neowin 6:45 AM
  • "Xbox One to launch in China this month after all" Engadget 6:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Xbox One set to launch in China on September 29" Reuters 6:32 AM
  • "Xbox One to launch in China on Sept. 29" Seeking Alpha 6:30 AM
  • "Xbox One gets a price cut in the UK, now starts at £329.99" Neowin 8:23 AM
  • "Xbox One price cut makes console cheaper than the PS4" The Inquirer 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft makes AU$4m software donation to World Vision/Summary: World Vision Australia will be enhancing its end-to-end communication both internally and externally with Microsoft Australia's AU$4 million software donation." ZDNet 6:38 AM
  • "HP hands out free VSA software to buyers of Intel Xeon-based servers/Summary: HP said the incentive is designed to give smaller businesses the ability to adopt server virtualization for less cost and physical footprint than dedicated storage hardware." ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "Dell's PC, tablet innovations draw attention: Dell's 6-millimeter Venue 8 7000 tablet is highlighting the company's progress in design" IDG News Service 9:28 AM
  • "Intel's Core i7-5690K Versus the i7-4790K: Are workstation chips really that much better?" SemiAccurate 7:03 AM
  • "Analysis: Intel Contra-Revenue league battles heating up" SemiAccurate[Paid Registration Required] 7:03 AM 7:03 AM
  • "Cisco launches multi-vendor network modeling platform/Summary: According to the company, its modeling platform will allow what if scenarios for everything from IPv6 implementations, cyberattacks, virtualization and the Internet of things." ZDNet 9:29 AM
  • "Aging Tech Giants Look to Deals to Help Bolster Revenue" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:47 AM
  • "Performance and security in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7" ZDNet 6:27 AM
  • "ARM CEO defends chip tech in the face of Nvidia patent suit/Summary: ARM's CEO has defended the company's stance in light of Nvidia's push to ban the sale of devices allegedly infringing upon intellectual property." ZDNet 6:36 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "One Factor Driving Apple Stock Up Today" TheStreet 10:11 AM
  • "Apple Shares May See Further Upside on China's Enormous 4G User Base" TheStreet 9:52 AM
  • "Apple Pay Gets Bullish Review From Susquehanna" MarketWatch 9:06 AM
  • "Apple Pulls Short Sellers To Watch Market" Seeking Alpha 8:24 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple and Netflix among gainers as tech stocks rise" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "Stocks: 4 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 7:37 AM
  • "Stock Market Today: Traders Gear Up for Rising Volatility" TheStreet 7:37 AM
  • "Global stocks off after Wall Street fall but Chinese stocks rebound on stronger manufacturing" Associated Press 9:46 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall on Eurozone, China Manufacturing Data" [Paid Membership Required] 9:17 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks end lower despite China data surprise/Hong Kong stocks closed lower Tuesday despite an unexpected rise of a closely watched gauge of Chinese manufacturing activity." MarketWatch 7:38 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Philips rises; Barclays falls in European trade/Here are some of the companies whose shares are making notable moves in Tuesday's European trading session." MarketWatch 7:38 AM
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 10 a.m." Associated Press 9:45 AM

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