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  • "Don't Bury the Apple Watch: It's Not Dead Yet: The smartwatch market experiences its first year-over-year decline in shipments, but it's not a fair comparison."  The Motley Fool 9:26 AM
  • "Apple Ranks As World's Top Company In 'Perception Strength' For 2016: FutureBrand Index"  Tech Times 7:56 AM
  • "Hacker who targeted celebrity Apple and Google accounts sentenced six months in prison" AppleInsider 7:34 AM
  • "Apple to open first Apple Store in Taiwan"  Reuters 7/22
  • "Apple and Microsoft top list of 100 most cherished companies"  IT PRO 7/22
  • "Apple and Microsoft Are the Most Admired Companies in the World: Ranking shows the two are becoming world's favorite brands" Softpedia 7/22
  • "Wristly confirms 94% Apple Watch customers are 'satisfied"  Computerworld 7/22
  • "Pokemon Go sets Apple App Store record for launch downloads, but US growth slowing" AppleInsider 7/22
  • "Pokemon Go breaks Apple download records" CNNMoney 7/22
  • "Pokémon Go breaks App Store record for most first-week downloads in history: Apple hasn't said exactly how many downloads" The Verge 7/22
  • "US appeals court vacates Apple win in Unwired Planet patent suit" AppleInsider 7/22
  • "Microsoft OneNote Ink Support Comes to the Mac" eWeek 7:35 AM
  • "Stagefright-Like iOS, OS X Vulnerabilities Allow Remote Code Execution: Update Now" Tech Times 7:57 AM
  • "Security bugs put Apple devices running iOS and Mac OS X at risk: But the latest versions released earlier this week fix the vulnerabilities." Engadget 7/22
  • "Apple's latest software updates fix flaw resembling Android Stagefright" AppleInsider 7/22
  • "Stagefright-style vulnerability discovered in OS X and iOS, update for protection" 9to5Mac 7/22
  • "iOS, Mac vulnerabilities allow remote code execution through a single image"  ZDNet 7/22
  • "Stagefright-like flaw opens up iPhones and Macs to iMessage hack: Cisco research shows executable code can be hidden easily in images" The Inquirer 7/22
  • "Hackers Could Steal Your iOS Or Mac Passwords Using Nothing But A Single Image" Huffington Post UK 7/22
  • "New Security Threat Targets OS X, iOS through Graphics" The Mac Observer 7/22
  • "How-To: Use Final Cut Pro X's move event feature to archive events and save spaceĀ [Video] 9to5Mac 7/22
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Bookmarking audiobooks, hard drive problems, and more/Also: Strange iOS app updates and Apple's cloud offerings." Macworld 7/22
  • "This App Is Better Than Reminders" Mac360 7/22
  • "Use Creative Kit On Mac Photos, Forget About Photoshop" TeraTalks 7/22
  • "This Is Microsoft's Free Gift To Mac Users" Mac360 7/22
  • "How to erase a Mac that seems to lack erasure options: Older Macs don't have a Recovery partition, so what should you do?" Macworld 7/22
  • "Use Composition Mode in Scrivener to Write Without Distractions" Kirkville 7/22
  • "What Exactly Is 'Compressed Memory'?" MJ Tsai 7/22
  • "Should You Upgrade to Apple's iOS 10 or macOS Sierra?" AppAdvice 7/22
  • "Three reasons to run your own Mac server: Running a server isn't as scary as you'd think. Here are three reasons why you should consider it, too." Macworld 7/22
Press Releases
  • "Avira launches Mac Antivirus Pro, which is optimized for channel resellers" Apple World Today 7:30 AM
  • "DEVONthink 2.9 with ultra-fast, robust, and secure next-gen sync" prMac 7/22
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Watch Sales Drop Dramatically Ahead Of Hardware Refresh: The smartwatch market contracted for the first time, thanks to a plunge in Apple Watch sales, according to a report from IDC. However, the report showed that Samsung, Lenovo, LG, and Garmin made gains." InformationWeek 7/22
  • "FBI Looks for Touch ID Workaround by 3D Printing Fingers" The Mac Observer 7/22
  • "Police Want to 3D Print a Dead Man's Fingers to Unlock His Phone" Gizmodo 7/22
  • "We'll Have to Wait Longer for That Apple Car Than We Thought" Gizmodo 7/22
  • "Edward Snowden designs an anti-snooping iPhone case: A bouquet of barbed wire wrapped around a brick" The Inquirer 7/22
Non-Apple News
  • "Someone already caught all 142 Pokemon in America" BGR 7:33 AM
  • "Israel is opening an innovation center to showcase Israeli technology and inspire young entrepreneurs" TechCrunch 7/22
  • "Pokémon Go launches in Japan with McDonald's as first sponsor: The tie-up with McDonald's provides a new revenue stream for the game" Computerworld New Zealand 7/22
  • "Spotify Is Now Letting Other Companies Check Out Your Tunes — And You" NPR 7/22
  • "Coming July 23: Gene Steinberg meets Josh Centers of TidBITS, and Bryan Chaffin, of The Mac Observer, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 7/22
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Watch battery life, beta updates, iOS 10 liquid detection, more" AppleInsider 7/22
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-22: Unlocking iPhones with 3D Printed Fingers, Uber-waterproof iPhone 7" The Mac Observer 7/22
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Episode 18" FCPRadio 7/22
  • "The Next Track, Episode #10 – Setting Up a Home Media Server" Kirkville 7/22
  • "Latest iPhone 7 Rumor Suggests a New, Larger Model Is Possible"  eWeek 10:57 AM
  • "Apple rumored to launch 'iPhone 7' on week of Sept. 12" AppleInsider 7:31 AM
  • "iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Launch Predicted to Be Week of September 12th" MacRumors 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Drops Samsung As iPhone 8 Chipmaker: Increased Competition?" Tech Times 7:57 AM
  • "iPhone 7 will be Waterproof, Include Lightning Headphone Dongle" The Mac Observer 7/22
  • "iPhone 7 Again Said to Ship With Lightning-to-3.5mm Headphone Dongle" MacRumors 7/22
  • "Lightning EarPods with the iPhone 7? Not happening says Deutsche Bank" TrustedReviews 7/22
  • "'Solid' forecast from Apple chipmaker Skyworks may bode well for 'iPhone 7' production" AppleInsider 7/22
  • "Apple to sell limited-edition Apple Watch bands w/ country flags for Olympics" 9to5Mac 7/22
  • "Apple's limited edition Olympic Apple Watch straps feature national flag motifs, only available in Rio" AppleInsider 7/22
  • "Here's how Apple makes those special edition Olympic Apple Watch straps"  Apple Must 7/22
  • "Latest iPhone 7 leaks highlights new dual camera, video compares Rose Gold iPhone 7 to iPhone 6s" 9to5Mac 7/22
  • "Leak Claims To Show The Rumored Space Black iPhone 7 On Video"  Redmond Pie 7/22
  • "iOS 10 release date, features and rumours: Apple releases iOS update to squash critical security bug" IT PRO 7/22
  • "Future Apple devices could theoretically sport vision-correcting displays" Apple World Today 7/22
  • "Apple Car Rumor Roundup: Here's Everything You Need To Know About 'Project Titan'/The Apple Car might not hit the streets until 2021" Digital Trends 7/22
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/22
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/22
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/22

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  • "The 7 best Lightning cables for your iPhone or iPad" Digital Trends 10:00 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus: What's the rumoured difference?" Pocket-lint 7/22
  • "These New Apple Watch Bands Are Worth a Trip to Brazil" GQ 7/22
  • "Cycling Ride Pouch is a convenient accessory for iPhone-using bike riders" Apple World Today 7/22
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "ConditionalWiFi lets you block certain apps from having Wi-Fi access" iDownload Blog 7:57 AM
  • "Just Breathe. Apple's watchOS 3 beta Will Show You The Way." The Mac Observer 7/22
  • "Teach Your Toddlers That Learning Is Fun With Apple TV Apps" AppAdvice 7/22
  • "Quik and Splice: Edit your GoPro videos on your iPhone in a jiffy" Pocket-lint 7/22
  • "Here's how to quickly and simply update all your Apple devices" ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "How to speed up a slow iPhone: Tips to make older iPhones run faster | Speed up iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s" Macworld UK 7:27 AM
  • "How To Markup Images In The Messages App In iOS 10" AddictiveTips 7/22
  • "How to Downgrade from iOS 10 Beta and Remove It Completely" Low End Mac 7/22
  • "After Initial Euphoria, Then Letdown, iPad is Poised for Glory"  The Mac Observer 7/22
  • "The phenomenon of old tech guilty pleasures" Computerworld 7/22
  • "Will Growing Nationalism Kill The Foreign Brand In China?" Forbes 7/22
  • "This is Why Apple TV is the Perfect Solution for Millennial TV" About Tech 7/22
  • "Apple's App Store Could Make $45-Billion In Profit From Pokémon Go" Mac360 7/22
  • "What iPhone 7 Needs More Than Anything" Mac360 7/22
  • "Guess how many smartwatches Apple sold last quarter?" Mobile Choice 7/22
  • "Why Edward Snowden created a device to tell if your iPhone's radios are spying: The device, created by Edward Snowden and hardware hacker Andrew 'Bunnie' Huang, is particularly aimed at journalists working overseas." Christian Science Monitor 7/22
  • "Spotify Is Now Letting Other Companies Check Out Your Tunes — And You – NPR" Kirkville 7/22
  • "Here's What's Wrong with Classical Music on Streaming Services (Part Whatever)" Kirkville 7:29 AM
  • "The real reason Netflix's subscriber growth is falling" BGR 7:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Can't Shield User Data From Government, U.S. Says" Bloomberg 7:27 AM
  • "AMD mulls a CPU+GPU super-chip in a server reboot: AMD wants to reinvigorate its server business and could get creative with its Zen CPUs" IDG News Service 7:28 AM
  • "Silicon chip breakthrough promises genuinely smart devices: Next-gen devices enabled by integrating novel materials on silicon" The Inquirer 7:42 AM
  • "Apple and Microsoft top list of 100 most cherished companies" IT PRO 7/22
  • "Apple and Microsoft Are the Most Admired Companies in the World" Softpedia 7/22
  • "Most EMEA businesses are happy with Windows 10" BetaNews 7/22
  • "Free Windows 10 upgrade: Time is running out... should you do it?" The Register 7/22
  • "Microsoft Officially Launches Azure Security Center" SecurityWeek 7/22
  • "Microsoft Message Analyzer 4.0.8108.0" PC Advisor 7/22
  • "Microsoft was just ordered to stop Windows 10 from spying on users" BGR 7/22
  • "Microsoft Faces French Fines over Windows 10 Data Collection" FARS New Agency 7/22
  • "Microsoft responds to allegations over Windows 10 data collection" ITProPortal 7/22
  • "Companies Upgrade to Windows 10, but Employees Want Windows 7 Anyway" Softpedia 7/22
  • "HTC, HP said to be working on a Vive PC for VR" SlashGear 7/22
  • "HP's Windows 10 Mobile Superphone Will Launch in August, Be Priced from $699" Softpedia 7/22
  • "HP Spectre: Here's what the world's thinnest laptop can do" TechnoBuffalo 7/22
  • "Intel's Q2 2016 by the numbers: $13.5 billion in revenue, $1.3 billion profit" BetaNews 7/22
  • "Storming-fast Intel Optane SSDs are just around the corner" TechRadar UK 7/22
  • "Cross Channel: YouGov Deploys Pure Storage And Intel Posts Reduced Profit" TechWeekEurope 7/22
  • "Kaby Lake is shipping to PC systems makers says Intel CEO" Hexus 7/22
  • "AMD reports a strong second quarter on increased console sales, preps Zen for 2017" ExtremeTech 7/22
  • "NVIDIA's new top-end graphics card is the $1,200 Titan X" Engadget 7/22
  • "Technology Sector Update for 07/22/2016: AMD, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOGL" Nasdaq 7/22
  • "Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480 review: Polaris rethought and refined" PCWorld 7/22
  • "PayPal Buries Hatchet With Visa; AMD Returns to Growth; Skyworks' Inventories Jump" TheStreet 7/22
  • "NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 gives you gaming power on a budget" Engadget 7/22
  • "Flamebait Friday Debate: Nvidia or AMD?" Lazy Gamer 7/22
  • "Oracle tools up for cloud wars with sales re-org" The Register 7/22
  • "Oracle and the Gaping Legacy Hole" Nasdaq 7/22
  • "Critical Flaws Found in Cisco Networking Products" SecurityWeek 7/22
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple investors braced for rotten results: The firm is struggling in the face of stiff competition, especially in Asia, ahead of its third-quarter numbers on July 26." News.Markets 7/22
Industry News
  • "S&P 500 gathers momentum as telecom rallies; Dow industrials waver: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were seeing tepid gains late-morning Friday, but the Dow industrials were under pressure from losses in General Electric Co. and Boeing Co." MarketWatch 7/22
  • "S&P 500 Clinches Record High as Wall Street Shrugs Off Earnings: The S&P 500 manages to clinch a new record high on Friday even with a number of factors trying to pull it into the red." TheStreet 7/22
  • "Markets notch record highs one month after Brexit" FOXBusiness 7/22
  • "Can tech's Four Horsemen live up to the hype? Call it the Nasdaq's $1.8 trillion question. Can the new Four Horsemen of Tech deliver strong results and a solid outlook for the rest of the year?" CNNMoney 7/22
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 5,100.16 up 26.26 points" Nasdaq 7/22
  • "Stocks flat as week draws to close: U.S. stocks were flat in listless trading Friday a day after a pause ended the Dow's nine-day winning streak as investors continue to analyze incoming quarterly earnings reports and the release of the first post-'Brexit' economic data in Britain and Europe." USA Today 7/22
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise; S&P 500 Hits Record: Slow trading week; GE, Honeywell fall after earnings reports" [Paid Membership Required] 7/22
  • "Asian markets drop as central bank stimulus falls short of expectations: Asian shares ended lower Friday as central banks poured cold water on traders' hopes for monetary easing." MarketWatch 7/22
  • "European stocks slip as earnings reports roll in: European stocks slipped Friday, as investors sifted through corporate earnings reports for reasons to cheer after the European Central Bank failed to deliver a boost the previous day." MarketWatch 7/22
  • "European stocks book weekly gains amid earnings: European stocks ended Friday little changed, but posted weekly gains, as investors sifted through corporate earnings reports for reasons to cheer after the European Central Bank failed to deliver a boost the previous day." MarketWatch 7/22

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