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  • "Meet Kevin Lynch, once a Flash point, now winding up Apple Watch: The exec, who clashed with Apple while at Adobe, now runs the team working on wearable software at Apple: a vital role as the company expands into a new business."  CNET 8:27 AM
  • "Apple's next product splash slated for second half of October"  AppleInsider 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Watch: A Cure For Smartphone Addiction/Here's how adding another gadget actually might help restore order to our obsessive digital lives." InformationWeek 8:44 AM
  • "US appeals court baulks at Apple's patent payout to Virnetx" The Inquirer 8:31 AM
  • "iCloud now has two-step verification for extra security" TechnologyTell 8:04 AM
  • "iCloud data gets 2-step verification, new app-specifc passwords" Insanely Great Mac 7:48 AM
  • "Virtualization Benchmark Showdown – Parallels 10 vs. Fusion 7 vs. VirtualBox" TekRevue 7:48 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X noise reduction plugin Photon Pro as good as Denoiser II" IT.Enquirer 7:49 AM
  • "The Snapheal photo app for OS X is functional, practical — and fun" Apple Daily Report 7:47 AM
  • "V3 Security Summit: iCloud hack shows need to cherry-pick data stored in the cloud" V3 8:17 AM
Press Releases
  • "PaintCode eases the iPhone 6 transition for app developers and designers" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Mac Support for Xbox One Controller" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "Introducing VizMac the Visio Viewer for Mac" prMac 7:38 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone production at Foxconn's Brazil factory halts as workers strike" 9to5Mac 10:02 AM
  • "A Bug In Apple's App Store Just Lost This Developer Thousands" Business Insider 8:20 AM
  • "Part 2 of Apple CEO, Tim Cook, and industrial designer, Yves Behar" Charlie Rose 7:37 AM
  • "Overheard: Apple Calms Timing Fears in China" [Paid Membership Required] 7:40 AM
  • "Apple's new 'iWatch' could land you two years in jail: Drivers who cause fatal accidents while using smart watches behind the wheel will face up to two years in prison" Telegraph 7:39 AM
  • "Apple bars iPhone 6, 6 Plus wait time tool from App Store: A new app called MiQueue aimed to use crowdsourcing to let anyone see the wait times at all Apple stores for the new iPhones. But Apple said no go." CNET 7:42 AM
  • "iOS 8 Worldwide Release Time [Chart] Redmond Pie 7:57 AM
  • "Chart: Apple's iOS 8 release times worldwide" MacDailyNews 9:56 AM
  • "iOS 8 Will Be Released Today" AppleBitch 7:37 AM
  • "Apple iOS 8 release imminent but iPhone 4 users left behind" V3 8:17 AM
  • "iOS 8 release: WebGL now runs everywhere. Hurrah for 3D graphics!" The Register 8:25 AM
  • "Apple 'never' planned to use sapphire covers for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus - report" AppleInsider 8:07 AM
  • "Why Apple Didn't Use Sapphire Screens In The New iPhones" Gizmodo 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Watch to come with AMOLED panels from LG Display" DigiTimes 8:21 AM
  • "Foxconn Struggles to Meet New iPhone Demand" WSJ Blogs 8:02 AM
  • "Foxconn Facing Display Shortages as it Struggles to Meet iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Demand" MacRumors 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Adds App-specific Password Support to iCloud" The Mac Observer 8:36 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "1Password -Password Manager And Secure Wallet For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $9.99)" Apple Sliced 9:08 AM
  • "Fieldrunners 2 HD For iPad And Fieldrunners 2 For iPhone Are Free Right Now (Previously $4.99/$2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:08 AM
  • "Real Steel For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:08 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM

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  • "The iPhones 6: A few days into testing the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, I accidentally left my personal iPhone 5S on a desk next to the iPhone 6 Plus. While my back was turned, the Plus tried to eat my 5S. It's a monster." Daring Fireball 8:03 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 6: The Review" Mashable 8:38 AM
  • "Stephen Fry's iPhone 6 verdict: the most exquisite mobile ever made" The Guardian 7:45 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Plus review: bigger is beautiful" Telegraph 8:18 AM
  • "iPhone 6 review: Apple's best phone ever" Telegraph 8:18 AM
  • "Baig: iPhones 6 and 6 Plus are a very big deal" USA Today 7:46 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Review: It's a Winner" Re/code 7:45 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 6 review: The iPhone grows up" CNET 8:32 AM
  • "iPhone 6, Reviewed and Up Close" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 8:31 AM
  • "Review: Apple's new iPhones go big, really big" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:31 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Review: Apple's Cure for Android Envy" [Paid Membership Required] 7:45 AM
  • "iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Review: Bigger and Better, But Still Your Old iPhone" Fast Company 7:45 AM
  • "iPhone 6 review: Apple's new iPhone is bigger, better & faster than ever before" Macworld UK 9:28 AM
  • "The iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) Go To Disneyland" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "FLIR One/Rating: 6/10 A solid product with some issues" Wired 8:30 AM
  • "Review: Blue Microphones Mikey Digital with Lightning Connector" Run Around Tech 7:58 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 8, thoroughly reviewed: A big, developer-centric update completes the overhaul started in iOS 7." Ars Technica 8:36 AM
  • "iOS 8 on the iPhone 4S: Performance isn't the (only) problem/New OS wants screen space and processing power that the old phone doesn't have."  Ars Technica 8:52 AM
  • "A slide into obsolescence: iOS 8 on the iPad 2/It didn't seem like 6 could be worse than 7, but 7 to 8 is a different story." Ars Technica 8:58 AM
  • "iOS 8 Review: The Problem Solver" Re/code 9:33 AM
  • "iOS 8 Review" iMore 10:23 AM
  • "Apple iOS 8 Review: A New Phone Without Buying One" [Paid Membership Required] 8:47 AM
  • "iOS 8 third-party keyboards: The roundup" The Next Web 8:14 AM
  • "SwiftKey for iOS review: The smart Android keyboard finally arrives in Apple land" The Next Web 8:14 AM
  • "Testing Swiftkey for iOS 8" AnandTech 7:58 AM
  • "MyFitnessPal Adds HealthKit Support, Bringing Its Data to iOS 8's Health App" MacStories 7:59 AM
  • "Runico lets you create personal amulets for good fortune" TUAW 7:58 AM
  • "Almightree: The Last Dreamer Review/Can this Zelda-inspired platformer reach new heights of success?" 148Apps 8:36 AM
  • "Let it Rainbow Review: A little too simple for extended sessions, Let It Rainbow is still a cute little runner game, focused on following the colors." 148Apps 9:28 AM
  • "Nippy Cats Review: Keep the catnip away in the shallow but cute Nippy Cats." 148Apps 10:24 AM
  • "How to setup a new iPhone from an iTunes backup" iDownload Blog 10:24 AM
  • "Getting Ready for iOS 8: How to backup your device and set up the new iPhone & iPad OS" 9to5Mac 10:01 AM
  • "IOS 8 is coming today: How to get it -- and whether you should" CNNMoney 9:27 AM
  • "Using Predictive Text in iOS 8" MacMost 8:36 AM
  • "How to Choose Between iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus" [Paid Membership Required] 8:16 AM
  • "How to prepare your iPhone and/or iPad for iOS 8" BetaNews 8:17 AM
  • "How to prepare for the iOS 8 upgrade" GeekWire 8:12 AM
  • "Use A Personal Hotspot To Get High Speed Data On An Original iPhone" Low End Mac 8:45 AM
  • "iOS 8 Release Guide" Time 8:58 AM
  • "How to get iOS 8 before your friends and coworkers/Summary: Apple's latest mobile operating system begins its worldwide rollout Wednesday. Here's how to get it first." ZDNet 8:56 AM
  • "iOS 8 Arrives: Should You Upgrade Right Now?" Forbes 8:28 AM
  • "PSA: Don't Enable iCloud Drive When You Upgrade to iOS 8 Yet" Mashable 8:24 AM
  • "iOS 8: The most important features you need to know" Cult of Mac 10:23 AM
  • "One new feature you need to avoid when you upgrade to iOS 8" BGR 10:02 AM
  • "Scenes from our time with the iPhone 6: This is what life looks like with Apple's latest smartphone" The Verge 10:01 AM
  • "Can Apple Disrupt The Luxury Watch Industry With A $10,000 Smartwatch?" Forbes 10:01 AM
  • "The smartest thing you'll read about the Apple Watch and Apple's future" BGR 9:28 AM
  • "Apple Watch: Get ready for Gucci, Prada, and other designer brands" ZDNet 8:56 AM
  • "Apple May Have Made The iPhone 6 In 20 Different Sizes Before It Found The Perfect Fit" Business Insider 8:47 AM
  • "Will Emerging Markets Get Their Own iPhone?" Apple Gazette 8:36 AM
  • "6 takeaways from part 2 of Tim Cook's interview with Charlie Rose" Cult of Mac 8:34 AM
  • "iPhone comes out of a 'bygone era', reviewers hail bigger handset" Reuters 8:27 AM
  • "Does buying Apple give Chinese workers cancer?" The Register 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Pay Won't Sink Smaller Players -- Here's Why" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "When Does Apple Need China For The iPhone 6 And 6 Plus To Be Successful?" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "A Lot Of People Are Saying Women Should Not Buy The iPhone 6 Plus" Business Insider 8:20 AM
  • "Upgrading to iOS 8? Here's why you shouldn't...yet" iMore 8:11 AM
  • "The Truth About 9:41 or 9:42 Displayed on iOS Devices" Apple Gazette 7:59 AM
  • "5K3K iMac coming, but will sport no other major changes beyond the high-res display" Apple Daily Report 7:48 AM
  • "U2-Apple Backlash Is The Latest Evidence Of The MP3's Demise" Forbes 7:42 AM
  • "Thoughts on Apple, Tim Cook and privacy" Computerworld 7:36 AM
  • "Find Samsung ads annoying? Wait until you watch its new sitcom" ZDNet 8:56 AM
  • "Review: T-Mobile's $25 Personal CellSpot is a no-brainer for Magenta customers and handover Wifi calling may even win some converts" 9to5Mac 8:10 AM
  • "If Phone Batteries Were Like Black Holes" Gizmodo 8:23 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Readdle Adds Tons of iOS 8 Updates for All Readdle Apps" 148Apps 10:02 AM
  • "Carrot Fit 3.0 features 'most entertaining' integration with Health app on iOS 8" AppAdvice 10:02 AM
  • "A parade of third-party gesture keyboards arrives for iOS 8" ZDNet 8:55 AM
  • "Net Element to Bring Apple Pay to Merchants: Offering mobile payments so more customers can pay when, where and how they want" PRNewswire 8:46 AM
  • "American Well® Integrates with Apple's HealthKit Taking Doctor Visits to the Next Level" PRNewswire 8:46 AM
  • "NHL 2K to start for iOS and Android this season" TechnologyTell 8:39 AM
  • "PCalc 3.3 brings support for iOS 8 extensions, iPhone 6, and more" iMore 8:38 AM
  • "Treehouse releases Android app, adds course for Apple's Swift programming language" The Next Web 8:38 AM
  • "Logitech Targets Home Automation Play with Harmony Living Home Lineup" AnandTech 8:36 AM
  • "ProCam 2 and ProCam XL 2 updated with support for iOS 8's manual camera controls" AppAdvice 8:35 AM
  • "Pocket for iOS 8 boasts quicker and easier saving, improved sharing and Handoff support" AppAdvice 8:35 AM
  • "The fastest keyboard in the world is now available on iOS 8" BGR 8:38 AM
  • "Fleksy's iOS 8 Keyboard Offers Plenty Of Customization And Solid Predictions" TechCrunch 8:33 AM
  • "Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its huge desktop rack" The Register 8:25 AM
  • "1Password for iOS free download ahead of iOS 8 launch" BGR 8:10 AM
  • "OmniFocus 2 for iPad shows off new iOS 8 Extensions" Cult of Mac 8:08 AM
  • "Dropbox suspends automatic backup in its iOS apps due to iOS 8 compatibility issue" AppAdvice 8:09 AM
  • "iOS 8 doesn't play well with Dropbox's automatic backup feature" Engadget 8:00 AM
  • "Philips aims to relieve persistent pain with smartphone-controlled devices" Engadget 8:00 AM
  • "Tension Software announces Power Cost 1.1 for iPhone" Tension Software 7:46 AM
  • "Swype keyboard launching on iOS 8 today for 99 cents" The Verge 7:42 AM
  • "Follow the UEFA Europa League 2014-2015 and Play with Prediction" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "WaterField Unveils iPhone 6 Spinn Case - An Innovative Leather Holster" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "NuMac Solutions LLC announces Blu-Ray Disc Burner for new Mac Pro" prMac 7:39 AM
  • "Kids-Zone - A Safe and Mobile Place for Children to Play and Learn" prMac 7:38 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Big Makeover Continues: Two More Board Members to Leave by Year's End" [Paid Membership Required] 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft's Nadella Puts His Stamp on Board of Directors" Bloomberg TV 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft Shakes Up Its Board, Boosts Its Dividend 11%" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft staff brace for next round of layoffs – expected Thursday" The Register 8:25 AM
  • "IBM's Watson May Change the Face of Business Analytics" E-Commerce Times 10:27 AM
  • "County teaming with IBM to unsnarl traffic" Miami Today 10:26 AM
  • "IBM's Offers Workers Training and Pay Cuts" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:26 AM
  • "College uses IBM software to reduce student dropout rates" ComputerWeekly 10:26 AM
  • "How Intel Corporation Views PC Gaming Space?" ValueWalk 10:15 AM
  • "Intel Makes Play For LTE Modem Market With XMM 7260, Now Commercially Available" Tom's Hardware 10:15 AM
  • "Intel Corporation Receives China Mobile's Certification for Intel® XMM™ 7262 LTE-Advanced modem" TechInsider 10:14 AM
  • "Cisco, Intel Proclaim Title II Would Crush Sector 'Innovation'" DSL Reports 10:13 AM
  • "Cisco to buy Metacloud as the great cloud consolidation (condensation?) continues" Gigaom 8:12 AM
  • "Cisco Buys Metacloud As Big Companies Suddenly Hot For Cloud Startups" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "Cisco acquires Metacloud, boosting Intercloud, OpenStack efforts" ZDNet 8:55 AM
  • "Cisco buys Metacloud for Intercloud, OpenStack boost" V3 9:28 AM
  • "Oracle Corporation Q1 Earnings: What To Expect?" ValueWalk 10:26 AM
  • "Dell announces new Optiplex Micro desktop PCs for businesses" The Indian Express 8:54 AM
  • "Data Scientists Want Big Data Ethics Standards" InformationWeek 8:44 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Stripe Lands Apple in Quest for $720 Billion in Payments" Bloomberg 8:48 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock Market Today: Futures Up Slightly as Market Awaits Fed" TheStreet 8:41 AM
  • "Stocks open higher ahead of Fed statement on rates" USA Today 8:41 AM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stocks: Futures Swing Higher After CPI -" Nasdaq 8:40 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Remain Higher Ahead of Fed Rate Decision: Yellen News Conference to Follow Central Bank Policy Statement" [Paid Membership Required] 10:03 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks snap losing streak on liquidity boost" MarketWatch 8:40 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Air France climbs; Inditex slides: Europe's big stock movers" MarketWatch 8:40 AM
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 10 a.m." Associated Press 10:03 AM

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