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  • "The iPad wasn't the next big thing—so what is?"  The Daily Dot 8:25 AM
  • "Apple Pay: What's the Big Deal? If you think this cash-less utopia is going to be secure and safe, think again."  PC Magazine 9:32 AM
  • "Apple CEO discusses security with top Chinese official amid hacking claims: Xinhua"  Reuters 7:58 AM
  • "Apple's Cook Discusses User-Data With China Vice Premier" Bloomberg 8:46 AM
  • "Tim Cook meets with Chinese vice premier in Beijing following iCloud phishing attack" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "The Mac is back: Why Apple just set an all-time Mac sales record" Quartz 9:30 AM
  • "Mac sales keep kicking ass; how does Apple sustain the momentum?" iMore 9:30 AM
  • "iPhone mania: Booming smartphone sales are still swelling Apple's profits" The Economist 8:17 AM
  • "Apple offers security guidance following China iCloud hack reports" V3 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Launches 'Maps Connect,' Self-Service Local Listings Portal: Tool designed to get local business data directly into Apple Maps." Search Engine Land 8:22 AM
  • "OS X Yosemite Wi-Fi problems - can you help us solve them?" Sophos 9:04 AM
  • "How to fix the four most annoying quirks of Yosemite" Macworld 8:14 AM
  • "Review: Photoshop Elements 13 gets Photomerge and content-aware fill" Macworld 8:14 AM
  • "Get your Mac online anywhere easily with OS X Yosemite's new Instant Hotspot iPhone tethering feature" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
  • "New 'Reachability' feature in OS X YoYo server" Amsys 7:53 AM
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.10, Yosemite: Dictation & Speech" eXtensions 8:56 AM
  • "Visualising audio in FCPX with the new Spectre Spectrograph plugin from Crumplepop" 8:29 AM
  • "How to Make Sure You're Visiting the Real iCloud Page" Gizmodo 8:36 AM
  • "How to stay safe using iCloud and other online services" MacIssues 8:33 AM
  • "RSS Subscriptions In Safari" MacMost 9:54 AM
  • "How To Have Fun On Your Mac With Automated Folder Watching" NoodleMac 7:55 AM
  • "How To Rename Hundreds Of Files" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "Hardly Anyone Needs This Free Mac Utility, But If You Do, You Love It" BohemianBoomer 7:55 AM
  • "Free: Get Email In The Mac's Menubar" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "Apple has lost interest in the Mac OS X Dashboard and widgets" AppleDailyReport 7:52 AM
Press Releases
  • " introduces Peppermint - Advanced Code Editor for OS X" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Nektony Offers Tools to Prepare a Mac for OS X Yosemite" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Noteboom Productions Introduces Tutor for OS X Yosemite" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Maintain Releases Cocktail 8.0 (Yosemite Edition)" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Backup Call History from iPhone - Save Call history to Mac or iPhone" prMac 7:58 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Pay is double charging some customers: I was among the first people to try out Apple Pay the moment it came available on Monday. It was convenient, fast, and it seemingly worked without incident ... until I logged in and checked my debit card bill." CNNMoney 10:01 AM
  • "Eddy Cue right about 'a lot of work to do' as Apple Pay glitches emerge" 9to5Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Pay rewards program may launch this year" TechnologyTell 8:17 AM
  • "MasterCard pushes Apple Pay with new 'Priceless Surprises' TV ads" AppleInsider 10:02 AM
  • "Sapphire Supplier GT Advanced and Apple Strike Deal" Digital Trends 9:31 AM
  • "You Can Buy One of Apple's First Computers for About $300,000" Time 9:08 AM
  • "10 gorgeous iPhoneography snaps showcasing the beauty of South Africa" Memeburn 8:56 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Pandora holds out olive branch of data to musicians" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:37 AM
  • "With iOS 8.1, Apple has finally started to fix iMessages" The Daily Dot 8:56 AM
  • "iOS 8.1 Jailbreak hits the web via Chinese Pangu team, but it's Cydia-less and only to developers for now" 9to5Mac 8:20 AM
  • "An iOS 8.1 jailbreak is out – but you can't download it yet" BGR 8:20 AM
  • "Pangu v1.0.1 brings bug fixes to this limited iOS 8 jailbreak" iDownload Blog 10:02 AM
  • "Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 released" iDownload Blog 8:34 AM
  • "iPad Air 2 and Retina Mini iPad 3 Pre-Orders Arrive as Apple Begins In-Store Sales" MacRumors 9:32 AM
  • "LG Display becomes sole screen supplier for Apple's 27-inch Retina 5K iMac" AppleDailyReport 7:53 AM
  • "Really... an iKeyfob? Apple continues war on fanbois' pockets" The Register 9:09 AM
  • "Apple granted patent for using iDevices and CarPlay to start, unlock your car" AppleDailyReport 7:53 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Rubby Bird For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:41 AM
  • "RGB Express -Mini Truck Puzzle For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:41 AM
  • "Video Time Machine For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:41 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:51 AM

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  • "iMac with Retina display review: A best-in-class screen makes it worth the high price" Engadget 9:31 AM
  • "Shootout: iMac Retina 5K versus other Quad-Core Macs" Bare Feats 9:32 AM
  • "Review: iPad Air 2 is gold for pros, less so for average joes" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:49 AM
  • "The iPad Air 2 (And a Few Cursory Words Regarding the iPad Mini 3)" Daring Fireball 8:24 AM
  • "IPad Air 2 and Mini 3 Review: One Thumb Up, and Another Down" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:57 AM
  • "iPad Air 2 review: Still the gold standard for tablets" CNET 8:39 AM
  • "First Impressions: IPad Air 2" Kirkville 8:33 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Plus Long Term Review: Beautiful Freak Is The iPhone's Future" Forbes 8:22 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Squawkin Review: Offering plenty of ways to communicate, Squawkin is a little quiet for meeting new friends, but it's fine for group collaboration." 148Apps 10:01 AM
  • "Reshape Review: Match triangles together to form cubes in this fast-paced and twitchy game." 148Apps 8:22 AM
  • "6 easy ways to show off your best photos" Macworld 8:14 AM
  • "The tl;dr version of early iMac with Retina 5K display reviews is Take My Money [Review roundup] 9to5Mac 9:32 AM
  • "On Track Innovations: Riding The Apple iPhone 6 NFC Horse" Seeking Alpha 9:32 AM
  • "Maps Connect: Apple's Tool for Small Businesses to List on Apple Maps" MacStories 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Watch could lead to 7x increase in wearables market" Cult of Mac 8:23 AM
  • "The new iPad. Is it better?" asymco 8:17 AM
  • "To the iPhone 6 Detractors: 4 Reasons Your Argument Is Invalid" Apple Gazette 8:17 AM
  • "Who Needs A $179 Mac iPad Hybrid?" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "iCloud Drive: MobileMe Is Alive!" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "About this 'iPad is Doomed' foolishness" Computerworld 7:53 AM
  • "Isomorphic JavaScript with LazoJS: In search of the holy grail, again" O'Reilly Radar 9:09 AM
  • "Mad Men and other shows wouldn't exist with a la carte cable" Digital Trends 8:27 AM
  • "Guess What Is Changing While You Watch It?" TeraTalks 7:54 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "This magic math app is like having Stephen Hawking on your iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:56 AM
  • "Vine iOS update lets you follow channels and post straight from Photos app" Digital Trends 8:27 AM
  • "olloclip Introduces the all-new 4-IN-1Photo Lens for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6Plus" Run Around Tech 9:08 AM
  • "iPhone 6 and 6 Plus get extensible lens system from Olloclip" Canadian Reviewer 8:20 AM
  • "You can now stream every episode ever of 'The Simpsons' via the FXNOW app for iOS" AppAdvice 8:18 AM
  • "New Acrylic Wall Mounts for the iPhone 4, 5 & 6" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Gormaya Announces Version 5.0 of Cooking Times for iOS 7 and iOS 8" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Outline 3.0 - huge update of popular digital notebook for iPad" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Pic Mask 1.0 - Stunning Lock Screens for iPhone & iPad: Now on App Store" prMac 7:57 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Ginni comes to her senses, but too late for IBM?" BetaNews 8:26 AM
  • "The Nature of the IBM 'Crisis'" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:50 AM
  • "IBM no longer a tech company: Mark Cuban" CNBC 9:08 AM
  • "Lufthansa close to deal with IBM for IT infrastructure unit" Reuters 8:44 AM
  • "Lufthansa Close to Selling IT Unit to IBM: German Airline to Outsource IT Services to IBM" [Paid Membership Required] 9:01 AM
  • "Lufthansa to sell IT business, takes 240 mln euro charge" Reuters 9:01 AM
  • "IBM and Microsoft team up to offer greater hybrid cloud choice" BetaNews 10:01 AM
  • "Microsoft's Ready to Banish the Nokia Name, Stick With Lumia" Digital Trends 8:26 AM
  • "Microsoft ditching the Nokia name on smartphones" BBC 8:37 AM
  • "Ballmer: What I Would Do Differently at Microsoft" Bloomberg TV 8:59 AM
  • "Intel Capital puts $28M into Chinese Android, wearables, biometrics and M2M firms" Gigaom 8:31 AM
  • "Intel Capital dishes out $28M to Chinese wearable, mobile makers" ZDNet 10:01 AM
  • "Must-know overview: Intel Corporation's semiconductor business" Market Realist 9:00 AM
  • "Deadline for Oracle's response to Google's Supreme Court petition extended by one month (now 12/08)" Foss Patents 8:29 AM
  • "EMC to buy much of Cisco's stake in joint venture VCE" Reuters 8:44 AM
  • "EMC to Absorb VCE Joint Venture,Cisco to Keep 10% Stake" Bloomberg 9:02 AM
  • "Google, Facebook continue massive lobbying efforts in Q3" IDG News Service 8:23 AM
  • "Coming of Age in Cloud Computing" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:50 AM
  • "Big Tech winning battle with 'patent trolls'" Reuters 8:45 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple SEC filing reveals executive RSU bonuses, lobbying costs" MacNN 8:37 AM
  • "Mac: Record Sales, A Few Problems" Mac 360 7:55 AM
Industry News
  • "Stock Market Today: Stocks Rise and Gold Tumbles on Boeing Earnings, Steady Inflation" TheStreet 8:59 AM
  • "US stock market opens mixed; Yahoo and Dow Chemical are among the early gainers" Associated Press 8:58 AM
  • "U.S. stocks up as Europe wobbles into black" USA Today 8:59 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Pause After Rally: Three-Day Rally Has Carried Dow Back to Positive Territory" [Paid Membership Required] 8:58 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japanese stocks lead rally in Asian markets/Japanese exports rebound in September" MarketWatch 8:58 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks erase losses; climb for second day/Euro falls on stress test jitters" MarketWatch 8:58 AM

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