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Monday Highlights: Apple is rumored to bring us NFC/digital wallet in the soon-to-be-announced iPhone 6, partnering with major credit card companies; Jonny Evans at Computerworld thinks these 5 reasons prove the rumors highly likely; meanwhile, a major—albeit alleged—hack of Apple's iCloud over the weekend said to have revealed naked photos of over 100 A-list celebrities, so far Apple has remained quiet, but said to have patched the flaw; and the man being accused of the hack pleading innocence; how to protect yourself here—reports aplenty in our OS X, and Op/Ed sections; ├╝ber tech writer, Anand Lal Shimpi of AnandTech fame, retires from writing, goes to work at Apple; rumored redesigned power adapter and reversible USB cable now not expected to arrive with new iPhones; new video of iPhone 6 rear shell surfaces.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Why Apple's mobile-payments system might actually work" Quartz 7:34 PM
  • "Apple Is Walking Into Payments Naked: A market too tempting to pass up."  ReadWrite 6:06 PM
  • "Will Apple's Rumored Digital Wallet Work Where Others Have Failed?" 24/7 Wall St. 8:43 AM
  • "5 reasons Apple's getting into mobile payments"  Computerworld 8:46 AM
  • "If Apple Makes A Move Into Mobile Payments, It Could Not Come At A Better Time" TechCrunch 3:11 PM
  • "New Apple iPhone to have 'mobile wallet' function: Bloomberg" Reuters 9:06 AM
  • "Apple inks deal with Amex for iPhone 6 mobile payments, report says" Digital Trends 8:37 AM
  • "Major card companies are signed on for Apple's iPhone 6 payments solution" BGR 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Spies On The Media 'Using Anonymized Social Media Accounts'" Business Insider 8:40 AM
  • "Apple Says It is 'Actively Investigating' Celeb Photo Hack"  Re/code 3:32 PM
  • "Nude celebrity picture leak looks like phishing or email account hack: Apple's iCloud service may have been the source of the photos but security experts think password hacks are likely explanation"  The Guardian 6:02 PM
  • "Apple Investigating Reports of iCloud Vulnerabilities: Probe Comes After Celebrities' Accounts Were Hacked, Nude Photos Published" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:05 PM
  • "Apple Probes Report ICloud Was Hacked to Gain Stars' Nude Photos" Bloomberg 8:07 PM
  • "Nude Jennifer Lawrence photos leaked by hacker who claims to have 'private pictures of 100 A-listers': More than 100 A-list celebrities on 'master list' of those targeted in massive hack" ["An anonymous hacker reportedly gained access to private photos on the Hunger Games actress's mobile phone, and those of 100 others, via Apple's online storage system iCloud."] Telegraph 9:29 AM
  • "Apple, FBI 'Investigating' Possible iCloud Hack Which Resulted in Nude Celeb Photo Leaks" DailyTech 6:04 PM
  • "Apple quiet on iCloud exploit after celebrity nudes leak" Wired UK 10:41 AM
  • "Three Years Later: Tim Cook's Apple/On September 9th, Apple will announce products likely to be seen as a new milestone in Tim Cook's tenure as Apple's CEO."  Monday Note 8/31
  • "September 9: The beginning — or the beginning of the end — of the Tim Cook Era"  VentureBeat 8/31
  • "The iPhone 6 Should Make Mobile Ads a Bigger Deal New features could also enhance the iBeacon" AdWeek 8/31
  • "Apple's screen size barrage with iPhone 6, iPad caters to enterprise" ZDNet 8/31
  • "Apple Working With American Express on iPhone 6 Mobile Payments" Re/code 8/31
  • "Apple Said to Team With Visa, MasterCard on IPhone Wallet" Bloomberg 8/31
  • "Apple has reached an agreement with American Express to work on iPhone payments system" 9to5Mac 8/31
  • "Apple said to be working with American Express on iPhone 6 mobile payments" VentureBeat 8/31
  • "Report: Apple Strikes Deal with American Express for iPhone 6 Mobile Paymens/Will Apple announce mobile payments for its new iPhone at its upcoming press event?" PC Magazine 8/31
  • "Apple, AmEx teaming on iPhone 6 payments system, report says" CNET 8/31
  • "Apple reportedly inks deal with American Express for 'iPhone 6' payment system" AppleInsider 8/31
  • "Apple reportedly reaches agreement with American Express for iPhone mobile payments" The Verge 8/31
  • "Inside Apple Inc.'s spin machine"  Fortune 8/31
OS X
News
  • "Apple patches 'Find My iPhone' exploit" ZDNet 10:56 AM
  • "Apple Just Patched A Security Flaw In iCloud That Could've Been Used To Hack Celebrity Accounts" Business Insider 10:41 AM
  • "Apple Fixes iCloud Security Gap, 'Actively Investigates' Celeb Photo Theft" The Mac Observer 5:51 PM
  • "Man Accused Of Leaking Naked Celebrity iCloud Photos Denies Everything" Business Insider 11:06 AM
  • "Hole in Apple's 'Find My iPhone' appears closed, closing access to celebrities' private photos" VentureBeat 12:05 PM
  • "This could be the Apple iCloud flaw that led to celebrity photos being leaked" The Next Web 9:22 AM
  • "Nude celebrity picture leak looks like phishing or email account hack: Apple's iCloud service may have been the source of the photos but security experts think password hacks are likely explanation" The Guardian 8:39 AM
  • "Vulnerability in Find My Phone service and weak passwords may explain alleged celebrity photo leaks" 9to5Mac 8:23 AM
  • "'Find My iPhone' exploit could be to blame for celebrity photo hacks" Engadget 8:59 AM
  • "Claim: compromising celebrity photos due to iCloud hack" MacNN 8:28 AM
  • "Python script attacking Find My iPhone may be behind celebrity leaks" Electronista 1:03 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Mavericks - Finder performance vs. desktop icons?" MacInTouch 12:00 PM
  • "Yosemite - system requirements, beta experiences, bug management, etc." MacInTouch 12:00 PM
  • "2013 Mac Pro: 4K video workflows?" MacInTouch 8/30
  • "How to recover from disabled audio without a reset using OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta" ITProPortal 8/30
  • "iCloud Documents Locked when Using Yosemite Beta" Kirkville 8/30
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Nude Celebrity Photos Hack: Staying Safe And How To Disable Apple iCloud" Forbes 10:41 AM
  • "Editor's desk: Massive celebrity nude photo theft and how you can protect yourself" iMore 11:07 AM
  • "JPEG Image Compression Tools for Web" JackenHack 8:52 AM
  • "Opening Documents With Specific Applications" MacMost 10:09 AM
  • "A Very Old Video Technology Is Born Again With This Clever Mac App" NoodleMac 8:01 AM
  • "Try The Mac Scanner App That Scans on The Most Scanners" Mac 360 8:01 AM
  • "SuperDuper for Mac review" Download 8/31
  • "How to Get Current Screen Resolution from Command Line in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 8/31
  • "How to Use OS X Yosemite's Best New Messages Features" Wired 8/29
  • "How to Install Mac OS X Yosemite on a USB Flash Drive" LAPTOP Magazine 8/29
  • "How to Copy Files Between Mac and iPhone with AirDrop on Mac OS X Yosemite" LAPTOP Magazine 8/29
  • "How to Customize the Dashboard in Mac OS X Yosemite" LAPTOP Magazine 8/29
  • "How to Customize the Mac OS X Yosemite Notification Center" LAPTOP Magazine 8/29
  • "How to Mark Up PDFs in the Mac OS X Yosemite Mail App" LAPTOP Magazine 8/29
  • "How to Use Dictation to Write What You Say on a Mac" LAPTOP Magazine 8/29
  • "FruitJuice review: Practice good battery health with your MacBook" Macworld 8/29
  • "CoverScout helps your Mac find album covers that iTunes can't" iMore 8/29
  • "When search fails in Outlook" Macworld 8/29
  • "Watching Audio EQ in Final Cut Pro X" FCPXtv 8/29
  • "The Yoink 'virtual shelf' helps reduce Mac OS X desktop clutter" Apple Daily Report 8/29
  • "How To Fix Music Collection Problems" Mac 360 8/29
  • "A New Way To Play Music On A Mac" Mac 360 8/29
  • "How To Lock And Unlock A Mac As You Come And Go" TeraTalks 8/29
  • "Got iTunes? Want Lyrics? Get Lyrical" Mac 360 8/29
  • "Put A Clock On Your Mac's Desktop Wallpaper" NoodleMac 8/29
Op/Ed
  • "The Long and Winding Road" Noodlings 8/29
Press Releases
  • "New Architectural Visualization Solution Coming from French-based Twinmotion" Architosh 3:30 PM
  • "Chrome 38 Beta makes user-switching feature more visible, adds 64-bit support to OS X and Windows" BetaNews 8/29
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple HR chief Denise Young-Smith emails employees about diversity & inclusion" 9to5Mac 6:03 PM
  • "Apple hires prominent tech blogger Anand Lal Shimpi" Gigaom 8:20 AM
  • "AnandTech founder joins Apple for undisclosed role" iDownload Blog 10:40 AM
  • "Anand Retires from AnandTech, Joins Apple" Tapscape 10:09 AM
  • "Drone video shows Apple's 'spaceship' campus construction" Digital Trends 8:37 AM
  • "No flogging, please, we're Apple: Health app makers forbidden to sell users' info/developers, developers ... regulators" The Register 9:24 AM
  • "Sluggish sales pose challenges, opportunities, for tablets and PCs" TechnologyTell 1:58 PM
  • "September 19 iPhone 6 launch affirmed by Dutch carrier" Cult of Mac 1:03 PM
  • "UK carrier O2 teases new iPhone with funny newspaper ad" 9to5Mac 1:03 PM
  • "Up Ahead: An IPO, an iPhone, an Internet Fight/After a Lost 2013, Get Ready for an Avalanche of Big Events" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:31 PM
  • "AnandTech Publisher Anand Shimpi Headed to Apple"  Re/code 8/31
  • "AnandTech Founder Anand Shimpi Is Heading To Apple" TechCrunch 8/31
  • "AnandTech founder Anand Shimpi retires from journalism to join Apple: After 17 years of tinkering with PCs, Anand moves to the Mac mothership" The Verge 8/31
  • "Journalist, Anand Lal Shimpi, Hired By Apple" RazorianFly 8/31
  • "Apple Hires Longtime Technology Journalist Anand Lal Shimpi" MacRumors 8/31
  • "Founder Anand Shimpi latest Apple hire from Hardware Review site AnandTech" 9to5Mac 8/31
  • "Apple 'spaceship' campus construction caught on film by flying drone" 9to5Mac 8/31
  • "Cassandra: A Twist in the Tale -Anand Lal Shimpi to Join Apple" eXtensions 8/31
  • "GoPro Flyover of Apple's Spaceship HQ Build Site Gives You The Scenic Tour" HotHardware 8/31
  • "A spaceship in Cupertino: Apple's journey to build a new headquarters" The Verge 8/31
  • "Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans" Reuters 8/31
  • "Swatch CEO won't 'rule out' his company is 'collaborating' with tech companies on smartwatches" VentureBeat 8/31
  • "JLaw, Upton caught in celeb nude pics hack: 100 women victimised as Apple iCloud accounts reportedly popped" The Register 8/31
Non-Apple News
  • "Tech's Young Guns Embrace Old Ways: As Box Inc. Looks to Stand Out, It Is Leaning on an Established Playbook by Integrating Other Programs, Sales Tactics" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:29 PM
  • "Swing Copters Likely Won't Match Flappy Bird, Says Bushnell" Digital Trends 8:07 PM
  • "Celeb hacker 'on the run': FBI investigates as mystery man who calls himself 'OriginalGuy' claims responsibility for stealing hundreds of stars' nude photos" Daily Mail (UK) 6:24 PM
  • "Americans don't yet own many smart appliances — but they're about to (report)" VentureBeat 6:02 PM
  • "Even more proof that Motorola is making the next Nexus smartphone" BGR 3:11 PM
  • "Physicist shows why your WiFi sucks in that one room" Engadget 11:19 AM
  • "Samsung needs a hit with Galaxy Note 4 as Apple preps its own big phone" CBS News 9:23 AM
  • "Samsung vows to expand Smart Home platform, add third-party gadgets" CNET 9:08 AM
  • "Study: Social networks are making you distrustful and unhappy" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "What is the blue light from our screens really doing to our eyes?" Gigaom 8:24 AM
  • "Hi-tech cars are security risk, warn researchers" BBC 8/31
  • "Twitter's latest revamp aims to help new users" Digital Trends 8/31
  • "Synaptics: Get ready for more smartphones with fingerprint readers/In an interview, Synaptics CEO Rick Bergman talks about the opportunities that stem from the Internet of Things and describes his idea of the holy grail of biometric sensors." CNET 8/31
  • "Researchers discover webcams can be used to diagnose abnormal heart rhythms" VentureBeat 8/31
  • "Anand Lal Shimpi Announces Retirement, Departs AnandTech" Forbes 8/31
  • "AnandTech Founder Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From Writing" TechCrunch 8/31
  • "AT&T files patent suit against Cox over years of unlicensed patent use" Electronista 8/30
  • "Mobile augmented reality users to approach 200 million by 2018" Apple Daily Report 8/30
  • "Offline attack shows Wi-Fi routers still vulnerable: An attack can break into some common Wi-Fi routers, via a configuration feature." Ars Technica 8/30
  • "T-Mobile lays out minimum $35 per share bid for acquisition" Electronista 8/29
  • "Samsung denies child labour at Chinese supplier" AFP 8/29
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Let's Talk iOS 044: Have you heard about the iWatch?" iDownload Blog 7:33 PM
  • "Former Apple Advertising Exec Talks 'iWatch,' iPhone 6 [Opinion] RazorianFly 9:21 AM
  • "Wear next for wearables? in CNET UK podcast 401" CNET 8/29
  • "Podcast: Brown M&M, Apple event, wearable, tattoos, Dropbox vs iCloud + More" Insanely Great Mac 8/29
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple 'not likely' to ship redesigned power adapter, Lightning cable with 'iPhone 6'" AppleInsider 8:22 AM
  • "Analyst says not to expect reversible USB Lightning connector to ship with iPhone 6" 9to5Mac 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Not Expected to Ship Reversible USB-Lightning Cable or New Adapter Alongside iPhone 6" MacRumors 8:24 AM
  • "Possible 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell Showcased in New Video" MacRumors 9:12 AM
  • "New hands-on footage claims to show 5.5-inch 'iPhone Air' (Video)" 9to5Mac 10:40 AM
  • "MacBook Pro with CD/DVD: Apple 'planning to redesign non-Retina MacBook Pro'/Wondering if Apple will discontinue the non-Retina MacBook Pro? Afraid that the optical disc drives could soon be a distant memory for Apple's Mac line-up? Read on..." Macworld UK 8:19 AM
  • "This iPhone 6 Hands-On Looks Too Real To Be Fake [Video] RazorianFly 6:04 PM
  • "Synnex named Apple's third iPad distributor" ARN 10:40 AM
AppleCare/Helps
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Anodia For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:36 AM
  • "Abyss: the Wraiths of Eden HD (Full) For iPad And Abyss: the Wraiths of Eden (Full) For iPhone Are Free Right Now (Previously $6.99/$4.99)" Apple Sliced 9:36 AM
  • "Office Story For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:36 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10:09 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10:09 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10:09 AM
  • "Refurbished Mac mini $509; MBA, $719; MBP, $929; iMac, $1,049" FairerPlatform 8:01 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "In-depth, high-quality hands-on video of iPhone 6 assembled from leaked parts" 9to5Mac 6:03 PM
  • "Review: Turn your iPad Air into a MacBook clone with the ClamCase Pro keyboard" AppAdvice 6:02 PM
  • "Review: Apple wireless keyboard for Logic Pro X from EditorsKeys" 9to5Mac 1:58 PM
  • "The SmartStyle case gives a notebook feel to your iPad Air" iDownload Blog 8:46 AM
  • "Review: Mpow Mbox Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Stereo Speaker" Run Around Tech 8:19 AM
  • "Review: Razer's Kraken Pro analog gaming headset" AppleInsider 9:21 AM
  • "Review – Korg DS-DAC-100M Mobile 1Bit USB DAC & AudioGate 3 Software" Mac Edition Radio 7:50 AM
  • "JUMP Cable Is The Right Smartphone Charger For Forgetful People" TechCrunch 8:25 AM
  • "Press Fit Standing Desk Review: An Affordable Option With U.S. Manufacturing And Materials" TechCrunch 3:34 PM
  • "FLIR One gives your iPhone infrared Predator vision: For $349, you too can see in the dark like an intergalactic big game hunter." Ars Technica 8/31
  • "The Tylt Ruggd case is built for style and damage protection" iDownload Blog 8/31
  • "Audioquest DragonFly 1.2 DAC test" IT.Enquirer 8/31
  • "Review: Inateck 5-Port Compact Family-Sized Desktop USB Charger" Run Around Tech 8/31
  • "Mac gamers, you need to play the Tomb Raider reboot" TechnologyTell 8/31
  • "Review: BlueLounge's Kickflip is a low-cost way to make typing on Apple's MacBook Pro even better" AppleInsider 8/30
  • "Review - Life n Soul BM211 Bluetooth speaker Review" Electronista 8/29
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on with Lumo Lift, a wearable for better posture" VentureBeat 1:17 PM
  • "This app lets you track your kids Fitbit activity and reward them for reaching goals" iDownload Blog 8:46 AM
  • "The Walking Dead: The Game – Season 2, Eps. 4 & 5 for OS X review" TechnologyTell 6:03 PM
  • "Appidemic: The Walking Dead Pinball for iOS" TechnologyTell 10:40 AM
  • "Race against the clock to restore balance to the world in Almightree: The Last Dreamer" AppAdvice 1:03 PM
  • "'The Walking Dead Pinball' Review - I Missed, Lee" Touch Arcade 11:09 AM
  • "Follow Europe's best in Champions League 2014-2015" TUAW 8/31
  • "App Review: Shakespeare Pro" Kirkville 8/30
  • "TripCast Is A Beautiful Travel Journal For iPhone" TechCrunch 8/29
  • "Epic Eric saves the day with one touch" TUAW 8/29
  • "'The Walking Dead: Season Two' Review - Experience The Apocalypse From A Different Perspective" Touch Arcade 8/29
  • "'Dodo Master' Review - Classic Platforming isn't Extinct" Touch Arcade 8/29
  • "ALONE... Review: Tough yet satisfying, ALONE... is a challenging endless flyer with some suitably sensitive controls." 148Apps 8/29
  • "Qube Kingdom Review: Qube Kingdom has cute visuals, but it's a pretty basic tower defense game at heart." 148Apps 8/29
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Change the Number of Apps in the iOS Dock to Get Minimal" OS X Daily 7:11 PM
  • "How to Protect Your Photos (Nude or Otherwise) From Hackers on iCloud" Mashable 1:02 PM
  • "How To Find Out iMessage Cellular Data Usage Stats On iPhone" Redmond Pie 12:04 PM
  • "How to better protect your iPhone and iPad against hacks and other security and privacy risks" iMore 8:23 AM
  • "iOS 7 How-to: Manage your iCloud storage space from an iOS device" 9to5Mac 8/31
  • "How to use Accessibility on iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide" iMore 8/31
  • "How to Uninstall Apps from iPhone & iPad in Seconds" OS X Daily 8/31
  • "How to check your Internet connection" USA Today 8/31
  • "How to run Flash on your iPad (if you must)" Computerworld 8/29
Tips
  • "Why are my SD cards playing up? An issue with her SD cards has one reader stumped. Rick Maybury is on hand to offer advice" Telegraph 8/31
  • "Five username mistakes that can be worse than using the same password all the time" Apple Daily Report 8/30
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "The iPhone in Art (external link)" eXtensions 8:37 PM
  • "Apple reveals the most common reasons that it rejects apps" Engadget 6:04 PM
  • "Imagining iPhone 6: Design and display" iMore 6:03 PM
  • "Watch: 6 Years of iPhone Under 6 Minutes Before iPhone 6 Launch [Video] Redmond Pie 3:33 PM
  • "Why Apple Should Delay The iWatch To 2015 — Summed Up In One Word" Business Insider 3:11 PM
  • "Forget Your Plastic, The New iPhone Will Be A Digital Wallet" OS X Daily 1:04 PM
  • "Would you pay $400 for an iWatch?" BGR 1:02 PM
  • "New iOS 8 Apps Will Work 'Like Magic,' Software Tester Says" Business Insider 1:02 PM
  • "History of iPhone: From revolution to the next big thing" iMore 1:01 PM
  • "iPhone 6: Owners Must Adapt To 5 Big Changes" Forbes 9:25 AM
  • "Rumor Roundup: Schrödinger's iPhone" TUAW 9:22 AM
  • "Apple Just Unlocked A Big Mystery About How The App Store Works" Business Insider 8:42 AM
  • "Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak Isn't A 'Scandal.' It's A Sex Crime" Forbes 9:23 AM
  • "The iCloud Flaw That Could Have Caused the Nude Celeb Leaks" Gizmodo 8:55 AM
  • "All The Different Ways That 'iCloud' Naked Celebrity Photo Leak Might Have Happened" Business Insider 8:40 AM
  • "The Fappening is more than just nude celebrity pics -- Can we trust Apple's iCloud?"  BetaNews 8:38 AM
  • "Here's Everything We Know about the iWatch" Kirkville 8:25 AM
  • "Thinking Different with an Apple Airport Extreme" Run Around Tech 8:20 AM
  • "What to expect from Apple in autumn/winter 2014: iPhone 6, iPhone Air, iWatch, iPad 6, new Apple TV, new Macs" Macworld UK 8:18 AM
  • "iPhone 6: Apple's Growing Problem" Mac 360 7:59 AM
  • "Time to brush up on your iPhone history before Apple's Sept 9th event" Cult of Mac 8/31
  • "Why The Bar for Apple's Sept. 9 Event Is Incredibly High" Fortune 8/31
  • "Why price points matter: Will buyers push back on highest-end iPhone 6?" ZDNet 8/31
  • "Will Apple's iWatch actually be called iWatch? We're already used to the concept of smartwatches. Is that one reason why Apple will not call its rumored new gadget a watch?" CNET 8/31
  • "Will The Mac Feature at Apple's Sept. 9 Media Event? [Opinion] RazorianFly 8/31
  • "Here's Everything We Know About The iWatch, Apple's Next Major Product" Business Insider 8/31
  • "A fun exercise in speculation: Would I buy Apple's rumored products?" Gigaom 8/31
  • "Should pupils be using tablet computers in school? English teacher Matthew Godfrey weighs up the pros and cons of our burgeoning reliance on digital devices in the classroom" Telegraph 8/31
  • "Here's What Else You Could Buy For The Price Of An Apple iWatch" Forbes 8/31
  • "iWatch Price Pegged at $400, Say Insiders" Tapscape 8/31
  • "Apple wearables and bringing the iPod into the iOS and iCloud age"  iMore 8/30
  • "Debate: 'Will the IBM/Apple partnership lead to a merger between the two companies?'" TG Daily 8/29
  • "These are the 8 Android and Windows Phone features we want on the iPhone 6: Apple doesn't hold the patent on good ideas. These hardware and software goodies from other phones would make Apple's next iPhone even better." CNET 8/29
  • "The most disappointing rumor about the iPhone 6 may have just been confirmed" BGR 8/29
  • "The bar is high for Apple's Sept. 9 event" Fortune 8/29
  • "iPhone 6 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know (Updated)" Gizmodo 8/29
  • "8 Big Apple iWatch Rumors: Specs, Release Date, and More" Digital Trends 8/29
  • "Apple's iWatch announcement could be big tease, with sales delayed until 2015" Pocketnow 8/29
  • "Apple's iWatch 'Not Shipping Till Early 2015"'" Forbes 8/29
  • "When our wearables talk with our doctors" ZDNet 8/29
  • "Rumors About NFC on iPhone Begin Anew" PC Magazine 8/29
  • "Two reasons now might finally be the right time for iPhone 6 to gain NFC" Gigaom 8/29
  • "Apple's Mobile Payments Are Coming, And They Will Be iPhone 6 And iWatch Exclusive, Says John Gruber" Business Insider 8/29
  • "Paczkowksi: 'Apple Plans to Announce Wearable in September'" Daring Fireball 8/29
  • "10 ways the Internet overanalyzed Apple's invitation" CNET 8/29
  • "Cassandra: Apple's 9 September Event -Speculations and Probabilities" eXtensions 8/29
  • "Bloomberg Backs Up Wearables Announcement at Apple's Sept 9 Event" The Mac Observer 8/29
  • "Apple's September event may be its most significant event in years" TUAW 8/29
  • "Siri: Helpful personal assistant or Serial app killer?" The Register 8/29
  • "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 8/29
  • "If iPad Pro doesn't 'cannibalize' Surface Pro sales, so what?" TechnologyTell 8/29
  • "Apple Could Do Its Launch Without A Phone" Forbes 8/29
  • "Appreciating the Apple TV" Macworld 8/29
  • "iOS vs. Android: Déjà vu All Over Again?" Mac 360 8/29
  • "This Is Broken. Apple Can Fix It" Mac 360 8/29
Non-Apple
  • "How a new HTML element will make the Web faster: Today, the average size of a webpage is 1.7MB—1MB from images—but change is afoot." Ars Technica 8:32 PM
  • "Goodbye Windows, I'm sticking with Chrome OS" BetaNews 6:03 PM
  • "How cloud gaming is leading us to the Holodeck" VentureBeat 3:34 PM
  • "Let's Stop All Of The Post-PC Nonsense Once And For All" Forbes 1:57 PM
  • "The Gamer Is Dead: Long Live The Gamer" Forbes 1:17 PM
  • "Why Do Some Old Programming Languages Never Die?" ReadWrite 12:05 PM
  • "Say hello to men who hate the NSA but love invading the lives of women" The Verge 11:09 AM
  • "Wearables hold possibilities, privacy concerns" Digital Trends 8:37 AM
  • "Here's What It's Really Like To Work With Mark Zuckerberg At Facebook" Business Insider 8/31
  • "How The Digital Revolution Can Fix Scientific Publishing And Speed Up Discoveries" TechCrunch 8/31
  • "When Bluetooth speakers bank on features" CNET 8/31
  • "The Road Ahead" ["But after 17.5 years of digging, testing, analyzing and writing about the most interesting stuff in tech, it's time for a change. This will be the last thing I write on AnandTech as I am officially retiring from the tech publishing world."] AnandTech 8/30
  • "Cassandra: Anand Lal Shimpi retires from AnandTech -Ryan Smith now Editor-in-Chief" eXtensions 8/30
  • "Worked things out with The Wirecutter" Marco Arment 8/29
  • "The laptops, tablets, and other gear that keeps me mobile" ZDNet 8/29
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Enough already: Cook has Steve Jobs' shadow surgically removed" Scoopertino 10:09 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Elgato announces Eve home automation integrated with Apple's HomeKit, Avea smart LED lights and Smart Power batteries" 9to5Mac 9:29 PM
  • "Popular Flight Tracker 'Plane Finder' Updates With Path Playback, (More)" RazorianFly 7:11 PM
  • "Cubot is a fun, minimalist puzzler" TUAW 6:05 PM
  • "Google enters the world of scalable Cloud Rendering with Zync acquisition" Architosh 3:31 PM
  • "Awesome Android keyboard coming to iOS 8 to make your iPhone 6 seem even bigger" BGR 1:58 PM
  • "Dynamic Periodic Table Is An Interactive Tool For Chemistry Enthusiasts [Web] AddictiveTips 1:04 PM
  • "Internet of Things Definitive Guide for iOS, Android goes live" V3 1:04 PM
  • "MOTA SmartRing promises to offer iPhone app alerts on your finger" iMore 1:01 PM
  • "A&D Medical Launches Its WellnessConnected Platform for iPad" MacPrices 10:09 AM
  • "Yohann Is An iPad Stand Jony Ive Could Be Proud Of" TechCrunch 9:23 AM
  • "The Iddly Widdly Piddly Pop-off blasts into the app store" prMac 8:59 AM
  • "TextExpander 4, an Essential OS X Utility, on Sale Half Price, only $17" Kirkville 8:19 AM
  • "See what time it is around the world with Time Zones + World Clock Time Converter" TUAW 8/31
  • "Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition coming to iPhone and iPad later in 2014" iMore 8/31
  • "New Dungeons & Dragons game in the works for mobile" iMore 8/31
  • "Misfit for iOS updated with support for multiple Shine wearable activity trackers" AppAdvice 8/31
  • "Square Enix confirms more Dragon Quest titles are coming to mobile devices" AppAdvice 8/31
  • "The Backed Pack: smart running aids, smart LED bulbs, and a Mac tablet" VentureBeat 8/31
  • "Super Meat Boy Forever to make a mark on iPhone and iPad in 2015" iMore 8/30
  • "The Vision Board App - Dream, Believe, Attract" prMac 8/30
  • "Children's Music Shines In New Kids App: Preschool Musical" prMac 8/30
  • "A Beautiful Collection of Zen Apps Graces the iOS App Store" prMac 8/30
  • "World Factbook Visual Edition 1.0 Presents CIA Resource in Visual Way" prMac 8/30
  • "Snapchat Updates 'Our Story' Feature to Cover More Live Events" iClarified 8/30
  • "Internet Movie Database for iOS adds features, takes a few away" TUAW 8/29
  • "Coming August 30: Gene Steinberg meets Peter Cohen, from iMore, John Uppendahl, from Parallels, and Josh Centers, from TidBITS, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 8/29
  • "Six Clicks: Top iOS apps of the month, August 2014" ZDNet 8/29
  • "ProCamera HD captures new iOS 7 design and new features with 2.0 update" AppAdvice 8/29
  • "Replay video editor revamped to version 2.0 with new design, universal support and more" AppAdvice 8/29
  • "Official iOS app of so-called 'credit card of the future' Coin out now for beta users" AppAdvice 8/29
  • "Popcorn Time, the Netflix for Bittorrent, is coming to iOS 'within a couple days'" Cult of Mac 8/29
  • "Baidu and Tencent join Dalian Wanda in $814m China ecommerce deal" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8/29
  • "Lazy? Stop scrolling for ages to access your best iPhone pictures" prMac 8/29
  • "SnapsShut 2: Don't Stop The Beat - Addictive reaction time game for iOS" prMac 8/29
  • "Two-in-one kid's game Bubble Cat Kids sees release on iOS and Android" prMac 8/29
  • "Pentumble - Challenging Platformer Released for iOS" prMac 8/29
  • "New iOS Children's Reading App Powered by Nuance Voice Recognition" prMac 8/29
  • "Spend Stack - Available Now - Simplifies Spending by Finding Sales Tax" prMac 8/29
  • "Dressed 1.0 for iPhone - Virtual Closet App" prMac 8/29
  • "Baby Shapes: New App For Babies Not Just Another Digital Baby-Sitter" prMac 8/29
  • "Dodgy Dingbat Game Expanded with 2.0 Update" prMac 8/29
  • "Unit Pricer from Glass Bottle Apps Updated to Version 2.0" prMac 8/29
  • "Fundometer Gets an Overhaul with V2.0" prMac 8/29
Computer Industry
  • "China Gives Microsoft 20 Days to Explain Problems: Antitrust Agency Demands Clarity on Compatibility, Bundling" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:24 AM
  • "China gives Microsoft 20 days to provide explanation in anti-trust probe" Reuters 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft ordered to comply over China antitrust allegations" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:25 AM
  • "Microsoft defies court order and refuses to hand over emails to US government" BetaNews 8:38 AM
  • "Microsoft refuses US order to hand over customer cloud data" V3 9:23 AM
  • "Windows 8.x gains usage share at the expense of Windows XP" BetaNews 8:38 AM
  • "Microsoft reduces Surface chassis suppliers; may adopt similar strategy for other components" DigiTimes 8:55 AM
  • "Windows XP's Market Share Fell By Less Than 1% In August" TechCrunch 6:01 PM
  • "Intel reveals its first 8-core desktop CPU" BetaNews 8:38 AM
  • "3 Reasons Intel Is A More Compelling Investment Than Taiwan Semiconductor" Seeking Alpha 6:29 PM
  • "Oracle loses $1.3bn SAP damages appeal but is offered $357m or retrial" V3 9:23 AM
  • "Oracle/Micros Systems $5.3bn deal gets EC green light" V3 9:23 AM
  • "Google Glass is Getting a Second Look from Businesses" Mashable 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft refuses to hand over user emails" Reuters 8/31
  • "A New Technology To Help Visually Impaired Shoppers Is Being Tested By IBM in Brazil" Forbes 8/31
  • "MSN Messenger Is Completely Shutting Down On October 31st" Forbes 8/31
  • "Intel Benchmarks DirectX 12, Looks Better Than DX11" Digital Trends 8/31
  • "Intel reaffirms its commitment, product lines to PC gaming market" Electronista 8/31
  • "Flaw lets hackers break your WiFi router's security with one guess" Engadget 8/31
  • "The Most Amazing PCs Of August 2014" Forbes 8/31
  • "Five Reasons Why China's Desktop OS Will Fail" Digital Trends 8/31
  • "Race to gigabit Internet service takes off: Four years after the National Broadband Plan, communities and carriers are deploying next-gen infrastructure that will bring gigabit speed Internet to homes, universities, and businesses." CNET 8/31
  • "What you can expect from Windows 9 (codename Threshold)" ITProPortal 8/30
  • "Microsoft to flick on MSN Messenger kill switch in China: Redmond silences aged IM service, touts Skype at People's Republic" The Register 8/30
  • "Microsoft refuses to give access to emails stored outside US" Neowin 8/30
  • "Microsoft said to be interested in popular Android mod, Cyanogen" Neowin 8/30
  • "Review roundup: Intel's 8-core Haswell-E is the fastest desktop CPU ever" Engadget 8/30
  • "Intel finally releases Haswell-E Extreme Edition processors/Summary: The long-awaited refresh of its high-end chips includes the company's first eight-core desktop CPU, the $999 Core i7-5960X." ZDNet 8/30
  • "Intel Reveals Core i7-5960X Processor Extreme Edition, An 8-Core Processor Gaming Monster At PAX" Microsoft News 8/30
  • "Intel launches Core i7 Extreme Edition processors with 6, 8 cores[u] Electronista 8/30
  • "Dell says its curved monitor will help make you a better gamer" Engadget 8/30
  • "Dell Tempts Gamers With Curvy 34-Inch UltraSharp Monitor, Slated For Holiday Release" HotHardware 8/30
  • "Alienware just built the Mac Pro of gaming PCs: Expect no less than a monster price for this crazy machine" The Verge 8/30
  • "Alienware Reveals New Area-51 Gaming Machine With Ultra HD Resolution" Argyll Free Press 8/30
  • "Where's my cloud price cut?" Gigaom 8/30
  • "A New Technology To Help Visually Impaired Shoppers Is Being Tested By IBM in Brazil" Forbes 8/31
  • "MSN Messenger Is Completely Shutting Down On October 31st" Forbes 8/31
  • "Intel Benchmarks DirectX 12, Looks Better Than DX11" Digital Trends 8/31
  • "Intel reaffirms its commitment, product lines to PC gaming market" Electronista 8/31
  • "Flaw lets hackers break your WiFi router's security with one guess" Engadget 8/31
  • "The Most Amazing PCs Of August 2014" Forbes 8/31
  • "Five Reasons Why China's Desktop OS Will Fail" Digital Trends 8/31
  • "Race to gigabit Internet service takes off: Four years after the National Broadband Plan, communities and carriers are deploying next-gen infrastructure that will bring gigabit speed Internet to homes, universities, and businesses." CNET 8/31
  • "What you can expect from Windows 9 (codename Threshold)" ITProPortal 8/30
  • "Microsoft to flick on MSN Messenger kill switch in China: Redmond silences aged IM service, touts Skype at People's Republic" The Register 8/30
  • "Microsoft refuses to give access to emails stored outside US" Neowin 8/30
  • "Microsoft said to be interested in popular Android mod, Cyanogen" Neowin 8/30
  • "Review roundup: Intel's 8-core Haswell-E is the fastest desktop CPU ever" Engadget 8/30
  • "Intel finally releases Haswell-E Extreme Edition processors/Summary: The long-awaited refresh of its high-end chips includes the company's first eight-core desktop CPU, the $999 Core i7-5960X." ZDNet 8/30
  • "Intel Reveals Core i7-5960X Processor Extreme Edition, An 8-Core Processor Gaming Monster At PAX" Microsoft News 8/30
  • "Intel launches Core i7 Extreme Edition processors with 6, 8 cores[u] Electronista 8/30
  • "Dell says its curved monitor will help make you a better gamer" Engadget 8/30
  • "Dell Tempts Gamers With Curvy 34-Inch UltraSharp Monitor, Slated For Holiday Release" HotHardware 8/30
  • "Alienware just built the Mac Pro of gaming PCs: Expect no less than a monster price for this crazy machine" The Verge 8/30
  • "Alienware Reveals New Area-51 Gaming Machine With Ultra HD Resolution" Argyll Free Press 8/30
  • "Where's my cloud price cut?" Gigaom 8/30
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Is At An All-Time High Ahead Of iPhone 6 — Is It Heading For A Massive Selloff?" Business Insider 8:39 AM
  • "PSA: Don't be surprised (or worried) if AAPL stock dips after iPhone 6 launch ..." 9to5Mac 8:23 AM
  • "Celebrating Apple's New All-Time Highs With 4 Reasons For Caution" Seeking Alpha 8/31
  • "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
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks flat after weak China data" MarketWatch 10:55 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Novartis up, Iliad drops: European movers" MarketWatch 10:55 AM

 
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