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Friday Highlights: Peter Kafka and Dawn Chmielewski of Re/code are reporting Apple is pushing to include local TV as part of Apple TV, meaning potential delays to next gen "hobby" device—additional reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft are the four horsemen of IT innovation says ZDNet's Larry Dignan; Dan Frommer on Slice Intelligence's report that Apple Watch orders have dropped considerably since initial supply sold out; exec of Sling TV discusses with Benzinga his belief as to why Apple was always "unlikely to release a TV"; Lesa Snider talks about maximizing Photos on OS X by using smart albums; iTunes Match could use some fixing according to Kirk McElhearn; IBM likes Apple Watch, sees its use in the enterprise with MobileFirst apps; iPhone can save lives in more ways than one, like this story of an iPhone absorbing a shotgun blast; welp...Samsung's iPhone 6 killer, the Galaxy S6 is not doing its job; Kanye West's next album rumored to debut as iTunes/Beats exclusive; Apple Watch update changes heart rate monitoring, less consistent; Wayne Williams' first 24 hours with the Apple Watch good so far, expects to like it more over time; Roman Loyola at Macworld reviews new 13" MacBook Air; iDownload Blog shows how to use Watch to locate your iPhone.

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  • "Apple Wants Local TV in Its Apple TV Service, Which Means Apple TV Could Be Delayed"  Re/code 8:35 AM
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  • "iOS 9 & OS X 10.11 to bring 'quality' focus, smaller apps, Rootless security, legacy iPhone/iPad support"  9to5Mac 10:35 AM
  • "Smart uses for smart albums in Photos for OS X" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Pro Tip: Deploy thin images on a Mac with AutoDMG" TechRepublic 8:28 AM
  • "Revisions for Dropbox: Take Control of Your Dropbox History" MacStories 10:12 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Fixing iTunes Match's quirks" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Use this little tweak to stop cluttering your Mac's desktop with screenshots" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "Anytune for Mac OS X a handy tool for musicians, dancers, singers" Apple Daily Report 8:09 AM
  • "Got A Touch Of Mac OCD? Massage It With This Clever Mac App" TeraTalks 8:00 AM
  • "Finally, 9 Ways To Love This Creative Writer's Unique New Mac Tool" Mac 360 8:00 AM
  • "What To Do When All You Want To Do Is Sync This To That On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 8:00 AM
  • "How To Save Photos And Movies From Messages On Your Mac" Mac 360 8:00 AM
  • "Get The Internet To Come To You With This Blast From The Past Mac App For News" NoodleMac 8:00 AM
  • "Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited Mac Review" Mac Gamer HQ 8:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "ChordsMaestro, Your Personal Music Chord Wizard" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Script of the Day: Play Random Album, quickly assembles the tracks of a full album chosen at random in an iTunes playlist and plays it" Doug's AppleScripts 8:02 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "IBM confirms Apple Watch is also an enterprise product"  Computerworld 8:09 AM
  • "Apple and IBM push MobileFirst apps onto Apple Watch" V3 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Watch targets the enterprise as IBM apps get smartwatch support" The Inquirer 8:26 AM
  • "Man survives shotgun attack after his iPhone takes brunt of blast" iTV News 8:34 AM
  • "An iPhone saved a man's life when it absorbed a shotgun blast" Business Insider 8:34 AM
  • "Forget being an iPhone 6 killer, Galaxy S6 sales are a total disaster for Samsung" Cult of Android 9:01 AM
  • "Apple-loving Kanye West could debut next album on Beats Music refresh" Cult of Mac 9:01 AM
  • "Sorry, Tidal: Kanye West's new album may be an Apple Music exclusive" BGR 8:58 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Asymco Trilogy with Horace Dediu Part 2 – Apple in Asia & Luxury – Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong" asymco 10:13 AM
  • "Jay Z Under Fire by Black Scholar for 'Pulling Out the Race Card' in Tidal Debate" The Wrap 9:51 AM
  • "Philips turns LEDs into an indoor GPS for supermarkets" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Private I: The network vulnerability is coming from inside the house!" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Think factory reset wipes your data from Android phones? Think again" ZDNet 8:28 AM
  • "AppleInsider podcast discusses new Macs, Apple Watch update & Wall Street analysts" AppleInsider 8:36 AM
  • "Update to Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 leading to less frequent heart rate monitoring" 9to5Mac 8:34 AM
  • "Apple accidentally broke an Apple Watch feature with its 1st software update" Business Insider 8:58 AM
  • "Users report less consistent heart rate readings after updating to Watch OS 1.0.1" iDownload Blog 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Watch 1.0.1 update breaks Heart Rate Monitor data collection" MacIssues 9:06 AM
  • "Apple Watch OS Update Reduces Background Heart Rate Monitoring Frequency" The Mac Observer 10:21 AM
  • "Apple Watch doesn't work with 5Ghz Wi-Fi networks" iDownload Blog 10:36 AM
  • "Apple Leaks New iPhone On Apple Store" Forbes 9:01 AM
  • "Next gen iPhone production to start mass production next month?" Apple Daily Report 8:09 AM
  • "Apple patents tiny hotspot designed for joggers and campers" ZDNet 8:10 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 10:46 AM
  • "Action Climbing For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" App Sliced 10:46 AM
  • "Dandelion For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" App Sliced 10:46 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM

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  • "24 hours with Apple Watch [First-impressions review] BetaNews 9:06 AM
  • "13-inch MacBook Air review: Apple's affordable laptop nicely blends performance and portability" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "Review: Apple iPhone Lightning Dock" iLounge 10:35 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "You Should Play: Does Not Commute turns a time-shifted traffic jam into fun" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Hands On: Breezeblox 1.1 (iOS)" MacNN 9:52 AM
  • "'Dragon Blaze' Review - Gamevil's Latest Free to Play RPG" Touch Arcade 10:12 AM
  • "How to use your Apple Watch to locate your iPhone" iDownload Blog 8:59 AM
  • "Yes, tagged Faces do sync to your iPhone, iPad, and Mac — if you know where to look" iMore 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Watch: Change wrist orientation" CIO 8:04 AM
  • "6 great Google Chrome gestures for Android and iOS" PCWorld 8:13 AM
  • "Waiting for Godot, HomeKit edition" iMore 9:47 AM
  • "Product reviews will never be perfect, but they're still better than ever" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Carl Icahn Was Way Off on His Apple TV Set Projections: The activist investor predicted that an Apple-designed TV could bring in $37.5 billion" The Motley Fool 8:10 AM
  • "The Apple Watch addiction" CIO 8:09 AM
  • "Like Apple's Touch ID? You'll Love This" Mac 360 7:59 AM
  • "Why Is This Happening To Apple Watch?" Mac 360 7:59 AM
  • "The Selfie-Stick Generation Is Starting Earlier Than Ever" Gizmodo 8:46 AM
  • "A field guide to Apple Watch neuroses." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 8:01 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "OWC's New Accelsior S PCIe Card Brings 6Gb/s Speeds to any System With a PCIe Slot" Other World Computing 10:35 AM
  • "Kahney's Korner: Are you ready for Cult of Mac version 2?" Cult of Mac 9:48 AM
  • "Currencies 2.0 arrives with a new look, faster conversions, and Apple Watch support" iMore 9:48 AM
  • "SwiftKey update brings themes store to custom keyboard app" TechnologyTell 9:07 AM
  • "MixRadio now available to download on iOS, Android" MacNN 9:07 AM
  • "Smell the bacon? It's one of 38 new emojis on the way" Cult of Mac 9:02 AM
  • "Catalyst Waterproof case protects your iPhone 6 up to 16 feet under water" iDownload Blog 8:59 AM
  • "Inbox by Gmail is getting a delete button and signature support but no 'mark unread' option" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "Unsavory for iOS and Android - Survive a Month on the Job While Sick" prMac 10:13 AM
  • "Zig Zag Race 1.0 - A super fun car race in space" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Musk Links released for iOS - New Download Manager" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Routes 2 - The ultimate iOS app for planning trips - Available on Jun, 3" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Arabic Dictionary 12.0 Released with Apple Watch Support" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Ziggy Road 1.0 released for iOS and Android - Zigzag Traffic Racer" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "English To Romanian Dictionary Broadcast for IOS app" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Kungfu Rabbit Dash - Become a Rabbit Kungfu Master!" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "PagodaWest Games releases Nom Chops - Now Nomming on the App Store" prMac 8:29 AM
  • "Ultimate Shinobi 1.0 - Minimalistic Endless Runner Challenges Players" prMac 8:29 AM
  • "AIA: Show Floor Reports: Autodesk, Trimble and Nemetschek Group Companies" Architosh 8:02 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Corporation puts through major overhaul with new features, UI" Financial Express 9:29 AM
  • "Windows 10: Top 10 exciting features as platform nears launch" V3 9:26 AM
  • "Digging into the Win10 licensing info Microsoft yanked from its Partner Network Blog" InfoWorld 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft bullied MPs over government switch to open source standards" The Inquirer 9:14 AM
  • "Screenshots: What's new in the latest build of Windows 10" TechRepublic 9:12 AM
  • "Windows Server 2003 end of support draws ever closer" The Register 9:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Positioned As A Leader In The Magic Quadrant For Cloud Infrastructure As A Service" Microsoft News 9:00 AM
  • "IT innovation's four horsemen: Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft" ZDNet 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft, Xiaomi and Huawei all considering BlackBerry buyout" TrustedReviews 9:12 AM
  • "BlackBerry Eyed By Microsoft & Xiaomi For Acquisition [Rumor] UberGizmo 8:59 AM
  • "Preparing for Windows 10: Metro Apps on Your Desktop" Softpedia 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft open-sources vintage Web services technology" InfoWorld 8:59 AM
  • "Will Windows 10 really be free?" BT 8:58 AM
  • "Windows 10 Allows Users To Connect To Both Personal And Work Accounts In The Same Login Session" Micosoft News 8:57 AM
  • "IBM confirms Apple Watch is also an enterprise product" Computerworld 8:43 AM
  • "Apple Watch targets the enterprise as IBM apps get smartwatch support" The Inquirer 8:42 AM
  • "IBM India adds second data centre to retain data within nation" The Economic Times 8:42 AM
  • "IBM takes stakes in in WayBlazer, Sellpoints to advance Watson-powered apps in online travel and shopping" domain-b 8:41 AM
  • "Apple and IBM push MobileFirst apps onto Apple Watch" V3 8:40 AM
  • "IBM Reaches for Enterprise Cloud Market Share" ESJ 8:39 AM
  • "IBM takes aim at traffic nightmares" CNBC Videos 8:15 AM
  • "Here's How Much HP's Split Is Going to Cost" Fortune 8:14 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Says Breakup Will Cost Billions, but Sees Savings Too" [Paid Membership Required] 8:13 AM
  • "HP Deal Raises Its China Game" Barron's 8:15 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard: calculated moves" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:14 AM
  • "HP storage revenues declining as the dithering continues" The Register 8:11 AM
  • "HP profit slips 21% as services business stumbles" Tech Central 8:09 AM
  • "HP profits slide as cloud, desktop and networking revenues all slump" V3 8:09 AM
  • "HP's profit down 21 percent as services business takes a hit" Computer World UK 8:08 AM
  • "HP to sell 51% of Tsinghua Holdings" NBC News 8:12 AM
  • "HP sells off 51% stake in Chinese networking business" MicroScope 8:11 AM
  • "HP Confirms H3C Sell-Off Amidst Declining Revenues" TechWeekEurope 8:08 AM
  • "HP's $4.5 Billion Chinese Business Finds a Local Face to Succeed" Bloomberg 8:07 AM
  • "HP Picks Beijing Group As China IT Partner" Seeking Alpha 8:06 AM
  • "HP sells $2.3 billion China unit stake to forge partnership with Tsinghua Unigroup" GMA News Online 8:05 AM
  • "HP to sell 51% of its Chinese stake to Tsinghua Holdings" Share Cast 8:04 AM
  • "HP to sell 51% of its Chinese stake to Tsinghua Holdings" Share Cast 8:04 AM
  • "HP sells US$2.3 billion China unit stake to forge partnership with Tsinghua Unigroup" The Straits Times [Free Registration Required] 8:03 AM
  • "HP sells US$2.3 billion stake in China subsidiary to state-backed Tsinghua Unigroup" South China Morning Post 8:02 AM
  • "HP to sell 51% of Tsinghua Holdings" CNBC Videos 7:41 AM
  • "HP beats the street on earnings, misses on revenue in Q2" The Register 8:02 AM
  • "Dell's enterprise exec takes shots at Cisco UCS director" CRN 7:44 AM
  • "Dell's Venue 8 7000 tablet gets a price cut to $349" Talk Android 7:57 AM
  • "What just went down on Intel for three months? Er, PC and mobile chips" The Register 7:52 AM
  • "Intel, Altera, Moore...and Drinks" EE Times 7:51 AM
  • "BIOSTAR to Showcase Intel 100 Series Chipset Motherboards at Computex 2015" CDR Info 7:51 AM
  • "Intel's Skylake 14nm processor launch dates revealed" IT PRO 7:50 AM
  • "Intel, Rockchip jointly promoting SoFIA 3G-R SoCs in China" DigiTimes 7:50 AM
  • "High-end 4 GB RAM Samsung tablet with Intel inside unmasked by benchmark" VR Zone 7:49 AM
  • "Intel Thinks Windows 10 Won't Save the PC" Softpedia 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge Browser Is Blazing Fast Thanks to Intel" Softpedia 7:48 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Yellen could map rate-hike road map as Americans hit road: If you're one of the estimated 33 million Americans that AAA says will pack up the car and head out early for the long Memorial Day weekend, keep your radio dialed to news around 1 p.m. ET, as Fed chief Yellen is giving a speech today on the economy." USA Today 7:25 AM
  • "Stocks: 5 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 7:25 AM
  • "Stocks Are Mixed as Core CPI Makes Case for 2015 Rate Hike: Stocks were mixed on Friday as a surprisingly strong core consumer price reading made the case for an interest rate this year, according to a strategist. Investors also were nervous ahead of a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen in the afternoon." TheStreet 9:33 AM
  • "Stock Futures Point To Soft Open; Deere, Foot Locker, Ctrip Rocket: Stock futures were lower but steady ahead of Friday's open as the market started packing its bags for a three-day weekend." Investor's Business Daily 9:33 AM
  • "Early slide in energy stocks pulls indexes mostly lower; Deere, Campbell Soup gain on earnings: NEW YORK – Stocks are mostly lower in early trading as energy companies decline along with the price of oil." Associated Press 9:32 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Little Changed Ahead of Holiday Weekend: U.S. stocks were little changed Friday after a stronger-than-expected reading on inflation in April." [Paid Membership Required] 9:31 AM
  • "Asia Markets: China shares hit seven-year high/China's stock market burst back in to life this week with the Shenzhen index recording its best performance since 2008, while Shanghai rose for a fourth day on Friday to hit a fresh seven-year high." MarketWatch 7:20 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks set to break four-day winning run/European stock markets moved slightly lower on Friday, with investors keeping a close eye on negotiations between Greece and its lenders as well as the latest confidence data from Germany." MarketWatch 7:20 AM

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