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Pre-Earnings Poll: Apple will beat, meet, or miss expectations today? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Tuesday Highlights: Apple Q4 earnings come at 2PT/4CT/5ET this afternoon, conference call available live; expectation that Apple will reveal whether or not they expect to start growing again, will iPhone 7 provide the needed boost, or will the billions earned simply not be enough to stem earnings recession?; Macworld tutorial on merging iPhoto and Photo libraries on your Mac; Jonny Evans has a Mac tip about Caps lock; an interesting situation arises as reported by TMZ, rapper Suge Knight is suing Apple's Dr. Dre accusing him of hiring hitman to kill him over Beats deal with Apple, which he alleges did not want to associate its brand with that of Suge; Apple Watch shipments falling, IDC says responsible for dragging whole smartwatch segment down; Xiaomi announces beautiful new phone, designed by Steve Jobs' yacht designer; apparently Apple has made "detailed mockups" of a Material Design iMessage for Android; Quartz's Dave Gershgorn finds new portrait mode of iPhone 7 Plus still needs some work; however, Melia Robinson of Business Insider likes it enough that she "will never take a high-end camera on vacation again"; and iMore posts their ultimate guide to using iPhone 7 Plus camera.

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  • "Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and why he still has his job at Apple"  Business Insider 2:49 PM
  • "Apple Said to Develop Car Operating System in BlackBerry Country" Bloomberg 2:52 PM
  • "Apple is about to tell us if it expects to start growing again: The company is no doubt getting some boost from Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 woes, but will it be enough?"  Recode 7:03 AM
  • "Apple's Billions May Not Be Enough to End Earnings Recession" WSJ Blogs 11:23 AM
  • "Can Tim Cook make Apple grow again?"  CNBC Videos 7:12 AM
  • "Apple Earnings: What to Watch/Apple watchers will look for any hint of how the iPhone 7 has been received" [Paid Membership Required] 7:13 AM
  • "Apple Boosted by IPhone 7 Demand, Slowing Pace of Sales Decline" Bloomberg 7:15 AM
  • "Apple Q4 Earnings All About the iPhone" Investopedia 7:13 AM
  • "Apple Earnings Smackdown: Final spreadsheet, Q4 2016" Apple 3.0 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:09 AM
  • "Apple Financial Results - Q4 2016: Join us here on October 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET to listen to the conference call live." Apple 11:13 AM
  • "New macOS Virtual Keyboard Layouts Confirm Rumors of MacBook Pro OLED Touch Bar"  MacRumors 12:23 PM
  • "macOS hints at new MacBook Pro's OLED touch bar on keyboard ahead of Apple's event" 9to5Mac 12:23 PM
  • "SilverInstaller, Sneakier Than Previously Thought" Intego 11:55 AM
  • "How to merge iPhoto and Photo libraries on a Mac: A reader has enormous photo libraries, and wants to merge and trim them while archiving parts." Macworld 6:58 AM
  • "How many Mac users have figured out how to make Caps Lock useful?" Apple Must 6:50 AM
  • "Use Latitude and Longitude With Mac Maps" MacMost 7:58 AM
  • "The FCPX Tour@IBC Videos part 6: Sam Mestman (USA) and Rory Cantwell (UK) - FCPX to Resolve" 7:09 AM
  • "How to Search Your Emails in Gmail Like a Pro" Envato Tuts+ 11:01 AM
  • "How to disable location suggestions in macOS Sierra" Cult of Mac 11:12 AM
  • "How to disable offensive content filtering for your Twitter news feed" iDownload Blog 7:04 AM
  • "New Security For Your Mac Notebook" Mac360 7:49 AM
  • "Waiting on Final Cut Pro X 10.3: October 2016" FCPXtv 9:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "MacHTTP-js Preview for macOS Released: Full-featured Web Server for 21st Century Desktops and Servers" MacHTTP 11:36 AM
  • "Maintain Releases Cocktail 10.1 (Sierra Edition)." Maintain 8:12 AM
  • "Civilization VI comes to the Mac just three days after its PC release, available on Steam for $60" 9to5Mac 6:58 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Suge Knight Sues Dr. Dre and Claims Dre Hired a Hitman to Kill Him" ["Suge says he had a lifetime management deal with Dre, which entitled him to a 30% cut of Dre's entertainment earnings. When Beats came along, Suge alleges Dre tried to cut him out, in part because Apple -- which bought Beats from Dre -- didn't want its brand associated with Suge."]  TMZ 10:57 AM
  • "Suge Knight sues Dr. Dre for alleged attempted murder over Beats money" iDownload Blog 10:58 AM
  • "'Suge' Knight claims Dr. Dre hired hitman to avoid $300 million payment in Beats-Apple deal" CNBC 11:23 AM
  • "Apple Watch shipments plummet, dragging down wearable market: IDC data shows market slump, but new devices may reverse losses" V3 7:14 AM
  • "Smartwatch sales show sharp decline, report finds" BBC 7:03 AM
  • "Google Targets Apple's Margins with First Pixel Phone" Bloomberg 7:49 AM
  • "It looks like Apple Pay is already really big in Japan" Computerworld 9:49 AM
  • "Apple Pay goes live in Japan, one of the most advanced markets for mobile payment" 9to5Mac 6:58 AM
  • "Here's how wealthy you'd be if you bought Apple stock instead of the PowerBook 100" The Next Web 7:13 AM
  • "Apple's 'hello again' Mac launch on October 27 (live blog): CNET will be at Apple HQ in Cupertino, California, to cover the company's first major MacBook Pro update in four years." CNET 11:56 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: OS X Panther claws its way onto Macs" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Existing Home Routers Could Be Used to Stop DDoS Botnet Attacks" The Mac Observer 2:49 PM
  • "WiGig 802.11ad WiFi To Bring Faster 8Gbps Speeds To Smartphones And Other Devices Next Year" Redmond Pie 11:55 AM
  • "AT&T's 'radically' affordable DirecTV Now streaming TV service launches in November" TechHive 11:03 AM
  • "Sprint CEO Claure Says iPhone 7 Sales Still Strong" TheStreet 10:54 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' yacht designer created Xiaomi's insane new concept phone"  Cult of Mac 11:12 AM
  • "Xiaomi just announced the iPhone 8 we're expecting next year" BGR 9:04 AM
  • "The 'Apple of China' is making a gorgeous new phone with an edge-to-edge screen" Business Insider 7:44 AM
  • "Chinese Firm Issues Webcam Recall After Massive Cyberattack" Time 7:10 AM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-10-25: iMessage Wish List, Original iPod Music Collection" The Mac Observer 12:07 PM
  • "The MacJury Deliberates on The Issue of Subscription Software" MacVoices 11:56 AM
  • "Let's Talk iOS 158: Thursday's Mac event predictions" iDownload Blog 7:04 AM
  • "Images of New MacBook Pro With Magic Toolbar Leaked in macOS Sierra 10.12.1"  MacRumors 2:51 PM
  • "New MacBook Will Headline Apple's Thursday Show" TechNewsWorld 7:50 AM
  • "Apple ramping up iPhone 7 production to take advantage of Samsung's Note 7 woes - report" AppleInsider 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Has Created 'Detailed Mockups' of iMessage for Android" MacRumors 10:54 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple has made mockups of iMessage for Android with 'Material Design'" AppleInsider 11:12 AM
  • "Apple has seriously considered iMessage for Android" Business Insider 11:23 AM
  • "So, Apple has been quietly developing iMessages for Android" Apple Must 2:49 PM
  • "Apple fixes bugs: One flaw let attackers grab iPhones with booby-trapped JPEG" ZDNet 7:13 AM
  • "iOS 10.1 arrives with Portrait Camera mode for iPhone 7 Plus and slew of security fixes: Owners of newest device now able to snap pro-quality portraits" V3 7:14 AM
  • "tvOS 10.0.1 Update Improves Security, Skips Single Sign-on" The Mac Observer 10:41 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple invention uses ferrofluids to enhance induction charging performance" AppleInsider 6:59 AM
  • "Apple patents crowd-sourced lost-and-found electronic tag service" AppleInsider 6:59 AM
  • "Apple's wearable display patent involves, among other things, a shirt with a display" Apple World Today 7:58 AM
  • "Your Apple devices may someday recognize your face and unlock themselves" Apple World Today 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Granted 55 Patents Today Covering Wearable Displays, Inductive Charging, Face Recognition & More" Patently Apple 7:09 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:06 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:06 AM

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  • "The iPhone 7 Plus' portrait mode still needs some work" Quartz 7:13 AM
  • "I just tried the iPhone 7 Plus on the California coast and will never take a high-end camera on vacation again" Business Insider 7:45 AM
  • "Bragi Dash: A good first step toward our truly wireless future" iMore 7:45 AM
  • "Review: Terrapin iPhone 6 Plus & 6S Plus Genuine Leather Wallet Case" Apple Gazette 9:16 AM
  • "The SVALT D2 is a cool (literally) Mac laptop accessory" Apple World Today 6:57 AM
  • "How to use the iPhone 7 Plus camera: The ultimate guide" iMore 7:33 AM
  • "How to view the desktop version of an AMP site in Safari" iMore 7:14 AM
  • "Your iOS devices can be hacked just by opening a JPEG" Cult of Mac 11:12 AM
  • "What to expect from Apple's 'Hello Again' event" Engadget 11:55 AM
  • "Comment: The Xiaomi Mi Mix shows just what could be possible with the iPhone 8 [Videos] 9to5Mac 11:12 AM
  • "What to Expect at Apple's 'Hello Again' Mac Event" MacRumors 11:55 AM
  • "Why Apple's big MacBook reveal will feel so damn boring" Mashable 11:12 AM
  • "iPhone 8 rumors: a reality check: Will the next iPhone be transparent and pop into a headset and put holograms on top of the real world? Color me skeptical." ZDNet 9:04 AM
  • "Feature Request: iOS Do Not Disturb feature should allow weekend schedules and more" 9to5Mac 9:01 AM
  • "How Apple Is Not Yet Like AT&T" Mac360 9:00 AM
  • "How 'Peak Apple' Means Peak Technology" PixoBebo 9:00 AM
  • "Is The iPhone A Bomb In Your Pocket?" Mac360 8:13 AM
  • "The 20 CDs Steve Jobs Gave Journalists with the First iPod" The Mac Observer 7:49 AM
  • "Context for Microsoft and Apple's Events" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 7:14 AM
  • "AT&T Buying Time Warner Is Shot at Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple: AT&T's stunning $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner could set off countermoves from the country's biggest technology companies. Here's what's at stake." TheStreet 7:13 AM
  • "Pixelmania: It keeps getting better" Macworld 6:58 AM
  • "Google's greedy Pixel dreams exposed" Apple Must 11:28 AM
  • "Twitter must be saved" Mashable 10:50 AM
  • "The Day The Internet Died" McSolo 7:36 AM
  • "Comic: 15 Years of iPods!" iMore 8:11 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Tenorshare Renames iPhone Data Recovery to UltData - Ultimate iOS 10 Data Recovery Software" PRNewswire 2:57 PM
  • "IBM Powers MobileFirst for iOS Apps with Watson to Boost Decision Making for Professionals" PRNewswire 2:57 PM
  • "Order Food Via Google Maps for iOS" PC Magazine 11:56 AM
  • "7 Solutions To iPhone 7 Lacking a Headphone Jack" iMore 10:50 AM
  • "EyeQue Introduces iOS And Android Based Advanced Intelligent Vision Testing Solution" MacPrices 9:49 AM
  • "Powerbeats 3 wireless earphones now available to buy, featuring W1 chip and 12 hour battery life" 9to5Mac 9:01 AM
  • "Grantwood Technology Introduces the TuneBand for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Pokémon GO update adds new egg designs, Pokémon type indicators, and other minor improvements" iDownload Blog 7:04 AM
  • "Syria Radio Live 1.0 for iOS - Release Info" prMac 6:53 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Wednesday Event Could See Surface Laptop, Paint 3D App Launches" NDTV Gadgets 7:26 AM
  • "Microsoft's iMac killer might be called Surface Studio" BGR 6:23 AM
  • "Microsoft: We Were Wrong to Consider the PC the Core of Everything/Satya Nadella gives public mea culpa in new interview" Softpedia 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: 'We are the company that stands for builders, makers and creators'" GeekWire 6:29 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO says mixed reality is the 'ultimate computer': The company's goal is to 'invent new computers and new computing.'" Engadget 6:29 AM
  • "Microsoft's Nadella: 'We've screwed up on phones, we're all about VR now'/So that's probably a no to a Surface Phone tomorrow, then" The Inquirer 6:34 AM
  • "The future of Windows: We vet the rumors of what Microsoft may announce this week/A Surface all-in-one? OK, Microsoft, wow us." PCWorld 6:47 AM
  • "Intel's superfast memory tech gets hit by a major delay" TechRadar UK 6:49 AM
  • "Intel Capital announces funding for 12 startups" bit-tech 6:49 AM
  • "Intel Capital invests $38n in tech startups" IT-Online 7:22 AM
  • "Intel Capital leads investment of over $30m in VR and robotics start-ups" SiliconRepublic 6:49 AM
  • "K4Connect lands $8M investment from Intel" WRAL TechWire 7:21 AM
  • "BitPay adds Intel's Security Extension to Secure its Copay Wallet" News BTC 7:22 AM
  • "Intel Branches Out To Smart Security Cameras" Seeking Alpha 6:14 AM
  • "IBM's cloud move: New unified platform buries SoftLayer under Bluemix brand" ZDNet 7:21 AM
  • "IBM apologises for Australian e-census bungle, setting off blame game" Malay Mail Online 7:21 AM
  • "IBM geoblocking plan for Census was a failure: MacGibbon" ZDNet 6:32 AM
  • "Faster Wi-Fi will be in smartphones and laptops next year: WiGig promises enough speed for wireless VR" The Verge 6:41 AM
  • "History repeating: How the Internet of Things is failing to learn the security lessons of the past" ZDNet 6:59 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Q4 Results Don't Really Matter, Top IT Hardware Analyst Sacconaghi Says" TheStreet 2:52 PM
  • "This will shift your thinking on Apple, analyst says" CNBC 2:50 PM
  • "Apple Earnings: What's expected from Apple tonight" Business Insider 9:04 AM
  • "AAPL Q4 2016 Earnings Report Coverage this Afternoon" The Mac Observer 9:00 AM
  • "Here Is Why to Love Apple Before Earnings Are Released: Apple is set to announce earnings Tuesday after the market closes. The stock is undervalued and ripe for the picking." TheStreet 10:42 AM
Industry News
  • "Earnings deluge; Apple of my eye; Twitter in focus" CNNMoney 6:50 AM
  • "Stocks Decline on Guidance Disappointments From Caterpillar, Under Armour: Stocks hold lower as third-quarter earnings season barrels forward with a dump of quarterly reports on Tuesday." TheStreet 12:48 PM
  • "U.S. Consumer Confidence Dips in October" FOXBusiness 12:49 PM
  • "Market Snapshot: Stock Market Slides Lower After Earnings, Drop In Consumer Confidence" Nasdaq 12:49 PM
  • "History suggests S&P set up for future gains" USA Today 6:51 AM
  • "Stocks Fall on Mixed Earnings Reports: Consumer-discretionary shares lead declines in the S&P 500" [Paid Membership Required] 12:50 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed after report of Korean economic slowdown" MarketWatch 6:53 AM
  • "European stocks gain as German business mood rises to 2.5-year high" MarketWatch 6:53 AM

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