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24-hours in on Apple Music and your feeling so far is...? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Wednesday Highlights: Apple Music off to an excellent start hitting "the right note on international availability and pricing", but also hit a few hitches on launch day; New York Times profiles the "debut with D.J. [Zane Lowe] carrying the flag"; Apple forced to pay $450 million fine as US court handed Apple defeat in their appeal of e-book price-fixing lawsuit; with release of OS X 10.10.4 on Tuesday, Apple fixes WiFi issues by removing "discoveryd" service; also new is enabling of TRIM support for third party SSDs, here's a how-to; and here's a fix if you're Finder isn't displaying contents of certain folders; cool that production head of BMW can imagine his company building cars for Apple; "international roaming game" being changed by Apple with new SIM launch in Australia covering roaming; exclusive granted to 9to5Mac that iPhone 6s will see doubling of LTE speeds; new colors for iPods said to be arriving according to hints revealed in iTunes 12.2; AppleInsider reviews Griffin's WatchStand for Apple Watch; Apple Music reviews down in our Reviews section; you can Jailbreak iOS 8.4.

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  • "Apple Music Hits The Right Note On International Availability And Pricing"  TechCrunch 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Music is off to an excellent start." Computerworld 7:37 AM
  • "Apple Music's opening hours: great sounds, smooth streaming, minor faults" Memeburn 8:40 AM
  • "Apple Music Might Be the Best Thing for Independent Labels" PC Magazine 10:22 AM
  • "Apple Music is just $2 per month in India—80% cheaper than the US"  Quartz 4:05 PM
  • "Apple Music Makes Debut With D.J. Carrying the Flag" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:28 AM
  • "Apple Watch demand is looking worse than expected"  Business Insider 9:00 AM
  • "Apple loses appeal in Amazon e-book price-fixing row: US court upholds ruling and slaps firm with a $450m fine" The Inquirer 7:59 AM
  • "Apple loses e-book antitrust appeal and must pay $450m fine" V3 8:46 AM
  • "Apple removed Home Sharing support for music in iOS 8.4" 9to5Mac 9:16 PM
  • "Apple's iOS 8.4 kneecaps Home Sharing, music streaming now limited to Apple TV" AppleInsider 9:17 PM
  • "Apple Music users complain iCloud Music Library deletes, renames iTunes content" AppleInsider 6:05 PM
  • "Major iTunes 12.2 bug is ruining music libraries" Mashable 3:55 PM
  • "With OS X 10.10.4, Apple fixes networking issues by going back to the well: The troublesome 'discoveryd' service in Yosemite that has caused networking issues for months is no more." ZDNet 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Fixes OS X and iOS Flaws Ahead of New Releases" eWeek 2:51 PM
  • "Mac OS X 10.10.4 Supports TRIM for Third-Party SSD Hard Drives" MacRumors 8:40 AM
  • "Apple adds TRIM support for aftermarket SSDs in OS X 10.10.4" AppleInsider 8:14 AM
  • "Apple patches dozens of security flaws in iOS 8.4, OS X 10.10.4: The updates fix vulnerabilities including flaws which allow both remote code execution and man-in-the-middle attacks to occur." ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Apple fixed loads of Mac OS X bugs that could let hackers control your MacBook" Business Insider 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Releases OS X 10.10.4 With WIFi Fix, iOS 8.4 with Apple Music, And Safari Updates For Mountain Lion Up" MacPrices 9:40 AM
  • "Apple Music comes to Mac and Windows with iTunes 12.2: And it'll be coming to Android later this year" The Inquirer 7:59 AM
  • "iTunes 12.2, OS X 10.10.4 Combo Update Posted" FairerPlatform 10:22 AM
  • "Use modern cryptographic practices when setting up SSL and TLS services on your server: To make sure that your iOS and OS X clients can connect to your server, use Diffie-Hellman keys with a group size of 2048 bits or greater." Apple Support 4:46 PM
  • "Fix Frozen App Store Updates and High softwareupdated CPU in OS X" OS X Daily 2:06 PM
  • "Fix the OS X Finder not displaying the contents of specific folders" MacIssues 8:59 AM
  • "iCloud outage takes iCloud Drive, backups, and more down for some users" iMore 2:45 PM
  • "What's new in iTunes 12.2" Macworld 1:36 PM
  • "Hands On: iTunes 12.2.0 (OS X)" MacNN 3:57 PM
  • "OS X Yosemite and trim support: What is it and should you use it?" iMore 3:29 PM
  • "How to enable TRIM on third-party SSDs in OS X" MacIssues 10:16 AM
  • "Productivity App Suites For OS X/iOS Cross-Platform Users – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 1:30 PM
  • "A Mac-to-iPhone Handoff" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:28 AM
  • "Using iCloud Photo Sharing" MacMost 11:42 AM
  • "Hands On: Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition (OS X, Windows)" MacNN 3:57 PM
  • "Macprofile: For Mac Users Tired Of Facebook And Other Social Networks" BohemianBoomer 7:38 AM
  • "How To Find Duplicate Music In iTunes" Mac 360 7:36 AM
  • "How about expanded support for the iCloud Keychain in El Capitan and iOS 9?" Apple Daily Report 7:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "Logo Pop Free Updated to Version 1.2 on the Mac App Store" MacMegasite 9:36 AM
  • "You can now use any Android app on your Mac w/ BlueStacks App Player" 9to5Mac 8:41 AM
  • "Corduroy Code introduces Fileloupe 1.0 for Mac OS X - New Media Browser" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Magic Flowers app brings beautiful timelapse flowers to Mac" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Xcode 6.4 Adds Updated iOS 8.4, OS X 10.10.4 SDKs" FairerPlatform 7:38 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple expanding its camera-equipped vans to 13 new states this month for continued Maps data collection" 9to5Mac 8:30 PM
  • "Greek capital controls put squeeze on iCloud, iTunes, App Store subscriptions" AppleInsider 6:44 PM
  • "BMW production chief says could imagine building a car for Apple" Reuters 8:26 AM
  • "Apple is upending the international data roaming game"  Fortune 8:27 AM
  • "Apple SIM launches in Australia but just for roaming" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Steve Jobs trailer: watch an unrecognizable Michael Fassbender in the first extended look" The Verge 10:18 AM
  • "Steve Jobs's Ego Gets Large Role in Universal Biopic's Trailer" Bloomberg 2:53 PM
  • "Thom Yorke hates Spotify but his albums are on Apple Music" The Verge 9:42 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "PayPal Agrees to Buy Xoom for $890 Million" TechCrunch 8:44 PM
  • "Despite Apple Watch, Fitbit is still in the race: Fitbit's fitness trackers may have outsold the Apple Watch in May, according to a research firm" IDG News Service 6:45 PM
  • "Zuckerberg Talks How AI, VR Will Improve Your News Feed" PC Magazine 3:33 PM
  • "Sprint Ditches Streaming Video Cap After Backlash" PC Magazine 2:45 PM
  • "Team GhostShell hacktivists dump data from US universities and hundreds of sites" Computerworld 1:42 PM
  • "Galaxy S6 sales not enough to drag Samsung back into profitability" ZDNet 9:01 AM
  • "Your next smartphone could be from China" CNNMoney 8:46 AM
  • "Google Apologizes for Racist Photo-Tagging Results" PC Magazine 4:00 PM
  • "Brainless Google Photos app labels black people 'gorillas'" The Register 8:17 AM
  • "This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Address" Wired 8:01 AM
  • "ACM 313: Apple Music First Impressions, Steve Jobs Movie Trailer" The Mac Observer 9:20 PM
  • "Barry Fulk and Mike Potter Wrap Up The Midwest Mac BBQ and MacStock" MacVoices 2:04 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-01: Apple Music Day 1, Loving the MacBook" The Mac Observer 1:30 PM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 114: Another week another jailbreak" iDownload Blog 8:41 AM
  • "iPhone 6S to double LTE speeds, run more efficiently with new Qualcomm chip" 9to5Mac 9:29 AM
  • "iPhone 6s report: Same as iPhone 6 on the outside, faster LTE chip inside" ZDNet 11:33 AM
  • "iPhone 6s Casing Photos Leak, Show Few Changes" InformationWeek 4:01 PM
  • "New iOS 9 Beta Seed With Apple Music Coming 'Early Next Week'" MacRumors 7:41 AM
  • "Eddy Cue: New iOS 9 beta with Apple Music coming 'early next week', bitrate better on WiFi" 9to5Mac 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Music bitrate dependent on connection, new iOS 9 seed due early next week" iDownload Blog 8:41 AM
  • "Devs get New iOS 9 Beta Next Week with Apple Music Support" The Mac Observer 9:24 AM
  • "How Low Power Mode in iOS 9 Will Save Your Battery" Apple Gazette 9:27 AM
  • "Apple could eschew plastic back for new metal case with 'iPhone 6c,' rumor says" AppleInsider 8:59 AM
  • "New Photos Leak Of The iPhone 6S" Forbes 7:54 AM
  • "iTunes 12.2 updates indicates gold iPod nano, new iPod touch + shuffle colors" 9to5Mac 10:18 AM
  • "iPods in Unreleased Colors Spotted in iTunes 12.2" MacRumors 10:17 AM
  • "Promotional images suggest Apple's new iPod colors will launch July 14" AppleInsider 1:42 PM
  • "AppleCare will finally replace ailing batteries on more Apple devices" Mashable 8:06 AM
  • "NetMarketShare: Mac OS X, iOS both gain market share in June" AppleDailyReport 8:07 AM
  • "Is Apple Music available in your country?" AppAdvice 8:59 AM
  • "About EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Mac computers" Apple Support 2:45 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 10:10 AM
  • "Lifeline... For iPhone/iPad/Apple Watch Is Down To $0.99 For The First Time (Normally $2.99)" App Sliced 10:10 AM
  • "The Duplicate Finder For Mac Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" App Sliced 10:10 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM

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  • "Apple TV vs. Roku 3: May the Best Little Streaming Box Win" The Mac Observer 3:15 PM
  • "Review: Griffin WatchStand Charging Dock for Apple Watch" AppleInsider 10:01 AM
  • "Review: Monk Magnet Wallet Case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus" iLounge 2:45 PM
  • "ClearGuard 2 offers durable, ultra-thin keyboard protection for the MacBook" Apple Daily Report 8:07 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple Music diary: Day 1, first impressions" 9to5Mac 10:24 AM
  • "Apple Music review: Hands-on/Beats 1 and spot-on recommendations should have Spotify worried" The Inquirer 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Music Is Confusing But Cool" Mac 360 7:35 AM
  • "Arccos Golf review: Club sensors and iOS app can pinpoint where your golf game needs work" Macworld 8:35 AM
  • "Hands On: Localscope 4.3 (iPhone)" MacNN 10:17 AM
  • "Hands On: Dragon Jump 1.0 (iOS)" MacNN 8:58 AM
  • "How to Set Your Apple Watch a Few Minutes Fast [Video] iClarified 7:16 PM
  • "Turning off Connect makes Apple Music better: Here's how to hide the Connect tab from Apple Music on your iPhone, iPad, and even iTunes on your Mac." Macworld 2:58 PM
  • "How to jailbreak iOS 8.4" BetaNews 8:58 AM
  • "Listen to Beats 1 on Android unofficially but don't expect it to last long" The Next Web 8:38 AM
  • "How to (mostly) banish Apple Music from your iPhone or iPad: You get to keep Beats 1 and the streaming stations, but the For You and New tabs will disappear. (Connect can go or stay.) Plus, you can get them back anytime." Macworld 8:29 AM
  • "Syncing's not enough: How to back up and restore your Evernote data" PCWorld 7:58 AM
  • "How to keep Apple from charging you for Apple Music" CNNMoney 7:54 AM
  • "6 Must-Know Tricks for Mastering Apple Music" Time 2:45 PM
  • "7 great tips for making the most of Apple Music" AppAdvice 11:30 AM
  • "What Can I Ask Siri to Get Hilarious Responses?" BGR 9:27 AM
  • "Register your unique Apple Music nickname before it's too late" The Next Web 8:22 AM
  • "Why do developers pick iOS first over Android?" TG Daily 3:55 PM
  • "Apple Music is really trying to replace what radio used to do — here's why" Business Insider 3:48 PM
  • "Opinion: Apple Watch + Music show intuitive software should be top priority for Apple's new VP of UI Design" 9to5Mac 3:18 PM
  • "Imagining Apple as Shake Shack" WSJ Blogs 2:53 PM
  • "Apple Music has an iCloud problem: I don't trust it, so I can't get the most from Apple's new service" The Verge 1:42 PM
  • "Apple Music will make Spotify totally irrelevant within a year — here's why" Business Insider 1:37 PM
  • "Apple iOS 8.4: Should You Upgrade?" Forbes 11:09 AM
  • "Here's what everyone's getting wrong about Apple Music on Sonos" Business Insider 11:09 AM
  • "Living without: iMac – part two, it's back" MacNN 10:16 AM
  • "Ask Siri if you can listen to Beats 1 and it'll probably get the answer wrong" The Next Web 11:09 AM
  • "Siri knows what makes Cookie Monster sad" BetaNews 8:58 AM
  • "24 Hours In – 'Beats 1' Is Winning Fans Around the Globe." RazorianFly 9:43 AM
  • "Apple's Beats 1 is a simple concept, but that's what makes it genius"  VentureBeat 9:01 AM
  • "If Beats 1 is live global radio, why is it broadcasting replays already?"  The Verge 9:00 AM
  • "An Apple employee tells us they switched off the new Beats 1 radio station after hearing just 2 tracks" Business Insider 8:53 AM
  • "Considering An Apple Watch? Try This First: Will a small, wrist-mounted device lead to an Apple Watch: or to a wrist with no watch at all?" InformationWeek 8:52 AM
  • "First Click: What does it mean when the whole world dances to 1 radio beat?" The Verge 8:41 AM
  • "Why Apple Watch Failed (and how it was killed by journalists, not users)" Mac 360 7:36 AM
  • "Living with the Galaxy S6 Edge: Is that curve worth the cost?" Engadget 10:42 AM
  • "Chasing Apple: A Few Words On Microsoft's Comeback And Challenge" TeraTalks 7:34 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Autodesk Launches Design Academy iTunes U Courses" Architosh 1:31 PM
  • "View Lyrics for Apple Music With the Musixmatch Widget on iOS" MacStories 11:09 AM
  • "Olloclip introduces Studio camera case & accessories for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus" AppleInsider 9:28 AM
  • "Citibank for iPhone adds Touch ID login & Apple Watch support" 9to5Mac 9:27 AM
  • "PhatWare Releases Penquills 2 handwriting recognition text input system" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Felix Game Studio launches Elevator Rush" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Little Red Chimp releases iBodyBuilder for iOS - New Body Building Game" prMac 8:02 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM-GlobalFoundries Deal Finalized" EE Times 2:51 PM
  • "IBM completes deal with GlobalFoundries to sell chip-making unit for $1.5bn" The Inquirer 10:17 AM
  • "IBM and BOE sign agreement to develop health management platform" DigiTimes 8:22 AM
  • "IBM Is Trading Below Its Intrinsic Value" Seeking Alpha 8:18 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Corporation Isn't Buying Advanced Micro Devices, Inc." The Motley Fool 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft for AMD? Makes No Sense, Says Bernstein" Barron's 8:47 AM
  • "Microsoft adds cheaper Core i7 tablet to Surface Pro 3 lineup" ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft launches cheaper Surface Pro 3 with i7 processor and 128GB of storage" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft starts trickling out Surface 3 with built-in 4G LTE" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Windows 8.1 finally edges past XP on the desktop" CNET 8:43 AM
  • "Windows 7 gains significant usage share ahead of Windows 10 launch" BetaNews 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Crushes 300 Bugs With Second Windows 10 Insider Preview Build In Two Days" HotHardware 5:17 PM
  • "Would Microsoft Buy AMD?" Benzinga 2:49 PM
  • "Rumor: Does Microsoft have interest in acquiring AMD?" AfterDawn 2:49 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Officially Files to Split: Tech giant details its two new companies, HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprises" [Paid Membership Required] 5:04 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard moves forward with plan to split in 2" Associated Press 9:16 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard's Enterprise Chief Moves On: Company is heading toward a planned breakup in November" [Paid Membership Required] 8:49 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard's Executive Vice President to Step Down - Analyst Blog" Zacks 8:48 AM
  • "HP Enterprise Group Bill Veghte boss quits ahead of company split" V3 8:46 AM
  • "HP Enterprise Leader Veghte to Leave Company Ahead of Split" eWeek 2:47 PM
  • "Intel's first Skylake chips coming in first week of August" IDG News Service 4:14 PM
  • "Should Intel Corporation Investors Worry About Weak Earnings at Micron?" The Motley Fool 8:48 AM
  • "Cisco announces IoT and security boosting OpenDNS purchase" V3 8:45 AM
  • "Cisco Systems Inc.: Spending $635 Million to Join the Best Internet of Things Stocks" The Motley Fool 10:21 AM
  • "Cisco launch Internet of Things platform to enhance video analytics security UK" Companies and Markets 10:21 AM
  • "Cisco Makes Platform Play in IoT" eWeek 4:46 PM
  • "Will Cisco Systems Stock Be Helped by $635 Million Software Security Firm Purchase?" TheStreet 11:09 AM
  • "Oracle Gains Advantage in Google Suit: Google may have chosen to fight the copyright issue first, thinking it would lead to overall success, but Oracle won." Barron's 1:36 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Industry News
  • "Dow up on never-say-die Greek deal hopes" USA Today 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks Close Higher Despite Uncertainty in Greece" TheStreet 4:03 PM
  • "U.S. stocks finish higher as data trumps Greece drama: Ace to buy Chubb in $28 billion deal" MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "Greece, Data Help Propel Wall Street Higher" FOXBusiness 4:02 PM
  • "US stocks gain as Greece appears to be willing to negotiate" Associated Press 2:43 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rose on Greece Bailout Hopes: Move comes on heels of sharp gains in European stocks" [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese stocks return to bear market/China's main market fell sharply after a stretch of calm earlier Wednesday, reviving the choppy trade that dominated the past two weeks and erased some gains from a yearlong bull market." MarketWatch 9:03 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks surge on report Greece will accept bailout terms" MarketWatch 9:03 AM

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