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Rumors of iPads, Apple TVs, iPhones coming next week. Is this too many products at a typically iPhone-only event? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Weekend Highlights: Apple TV expectations high for September 9 event, and is a critical component for Apple to release argues Daniel Sparks, while Benny Evangelista at the San Francisco Chronicle questions the timing of a revamped Apple TV; apparently Apple is dominating streamed pay TV market, so timing might be good; Computerworld reviews Office 2016 for Mac; Low End Mac on the benefits of using an SSD in your Mac; NetNewsWire 4 back-and-forth between John Gruber and Dan Moren; ad agency in NYC begs Apple to *not* call next iPhone the 6s, wants it to be iPhone 7 instead; Apple confirms to Dutch site a new store coming to Brussels, Belgium; The Verge reviews Apple CarPlay; AppAdvice takes Amazon Music with Prime Music for a spin; Thom Holwerda at OSNews opines on iOS 9 content blocking; Business Insider's James Cook has ditched his Apple Watch, lists what he'll miss about it.

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  • "How Apple is preparing for the end of the iPhone affair: The launch of the iPhone 6s, fourth generation Apple TV and iPad Pro is impending, but it's Apple's battles with the likes of Netflix and Spotify which will prove pivotal to the company's future success, says Rhiannon Williams" Telegraph 8:35 AM
  • "Apple begins decorating the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for next week's iPhone event" AppAdvice 8:18 AM
  • "Speculation builds as Apple nears another media event"  Bloomberg 8:22 AM
  • "Five things an iPad Pro needs to do" Gartner 8:21 AM
  • "Why is Apple customers' appetite for its products insatiable? Apple's latest launch event next week is unlikely to surprise – the real conundrum is how the company convinces people to keep on buying"  The Guardian 9/4
  • "With a Revamped Apple TV, Company Hopes to Camp in Your Home"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/4
  • "Ahead of Apple, Inc.'s Big Event, Why Apple TV Is Critical" The Motley Fool 9/4
  • "Survey: 61.9% of streamed pay TV is viewed on Apple devices/Apple already dominates the video entertainment market the new Apple TV is poised to enter."  Fortune 9/4
  • "The next Apple TV puts company in rare role: Playing catch-up/Apple's Internet-connected-television device hasn't been updated in three years. A new box, expected Wednesday, will give Apple fans what they've wanted: and what everyone else already enjoys." CNET 9/4
  • "Apple can change the TV game: Analyst" CNBC Videos 9/4
  • "What will Apple announce on Wednesday?" CNNMoney 9/4
  • "iPad Pro Expected At Apple's Sept. 9 Event: Apple is now expected to show off its long-rumored and highly anticipated iPad Pro at its Sept. 9 event. The company may also update its iMac as well." InformationWeek 9/4
  • "Real-Time Motion Capture Firm Faceshift May Have Been Acquired by Apple"  MacRumors 9/4
  • "2015 OS X Virtualization Showdown: Parallels 11 vs. Fusion 8 vs. VirtualBox 5 vs. Boot Camp" TekRevue 9/4
  • "Review: Office 2016 for Mac offers a new interface and better features" Computerworld 9/4
  • "Review: you don't need Apple Watch to get reminded to stand up with this nifty Mac app" iDownload Blog 9/4
  • "An Unexpected Benefit of Using an SSD and More SSD Tips" Low End Mac 9/4
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Will Apple Music disappear, audiobook dates, spending limits, and more" Macworld 9/4
  • "How to Mute Unwanted Tweets in Tweetbot" TidBITS 9/4
  • "How to add system user accounts to a folder's permissions in OS X" MacIssues 9/4
  • "Where is my YouTube Exported File in Final Cut Pro X 10.2?" FCPXtv 9/4
  • "Pointers: Five OmniFocus Tips (OS X)" MacNN 9/4
  • "On RSS readers and the much exaggerated 'death' of RSS" Six Colors 9/4
Press Releases
  • "DaisyDisk 4 Frees Up Mac Hard Drive Space" MacPrices 9/4
  • "Join Together v7.5 -Create a single audio file from files drag-and-dropped from iTunes or the Finder" Doug's AppleScripts 9/4
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Oddly Sued for their Supposed MacBook Website's Auto Composer" Patently Apple 10:06 AM
  • "Apple begins decorating Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for next week's iPhone 6S event" 9to5Mac 9/4
  • "Apple Decorating Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Ahead of Next Week's Event" MacRumors 9/4
  • "Agency starts campaign begging Apple not to call their forthcoming smartphone the iPhone 6s, taking out a billboard in New York's Times Square" Telegraph 9/4
  • "These guys are begging Apple to call the iPhone 6S the iPhone 7" TechRadar UK 9/4
  • "iPhone market share sees slight increase in US even with new models coming" ZDNet 9/4
  • "Apple sold over a million units of Apple Watch in China" Computerworld 9/4
  • "Apple officially confirms first Apple Store in Belgium opens in Brussels on 19th September" 9to5Mac 9/4
  • "BlackBerry buys iOS enterprise software maker Good Technology in $425 million deal" 9to5Mac 9/4
  • "Apple, Google and others to pay $415m to settle Silicon Valley 'no poaching' lawsuit: US judge agrees settlement that will see thousands of technology workers receive thousands of dollars" Telegraph 9/4
  • "Steve Jobs documentary: What the reviewers are saying" Fortune 9/4
  • "Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine Documentary Sees Theatrical And VOD Release" Redmond Pie 9/4
  • "Apple's iPhone and more launch: Join us September 9 (live blog)" CNET 9/4
  • "The next episode: What Apple will announce on Sept 9" Macworld 9/4
  • "Another working Apple I being auctioned, expected to sell for upwards of half a million dollars" 9to5Mac 9/4
Non-Apple News
  • "Huawei edges close to Apple, Samsung" 9/4
  • "Have smartwatches finally had the injection of style they need? New collection launched at IFA trade show in Berlin shows improved designs that better mirror traditional watches rather than 'geek-gear'" The Guardian 9/4
  • "Spotify updates its controversial privacy policy" Engadget 9/4
  • "Kahney's Korner: Treat yourself to an iPhone-free vacation" Cult of Mac 9/4
  • "The MacJury Discuss Home Automation, Expectations, Wants and Costs" MacVoices 9/4
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-43: Cleaning Up Apple Music, Listeners Comments on Apple TV Shows" The Mac Observer 9/4
  • "Podcast: New mobile plans, iPhone and Apple TV Rumors, Black Ops III" Insanely Great Mac 9/4
  • "Q&A With 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine' Director Alex Gibney" Re/code 9/4
  • "AppleInsider podcast delves into the rumored Apple TV, 'iPhone 6s,' retail store designs & more" AppleInsider 9/4
  • "Key iPhone 6s upgrade tipped to improve voice calls and video recordings" BGR 9:28 AM
  • "iPhone 6S And iPhone 6S Plus: 11 Important Changes To Know" Forbes 8:21 AM
  • "iPad Mini 3 price cut ahead of iPad Mini 4 reveal" Phones Review 8:22 AM
  • "Is This Apple Inc.'s Answer to Slowing iPad Sales? Do these strategic steps by Apple provide a glimpse into the company's plan to turnaround its struggling iPad segment?" The Motley Fool 9/4
  • "Apple's 'Hey Siri' Event Roundup: Upgraded iPhone 6s, Bigger iPad Pro, Revamped Apple TV + Apple Watch updates" 9to5Mac 9/4
  • "Apple said to be prepping new iPad keyboard, Apple Watch finishes" iMore 9/4
  • "iPad Pro: What To Expect On September 9th" Forbes 9/4
  • "Apple exploring hydrogen fuel cell batteries that could last weeks" ZDNet 9/4
  • "Google offers advice to bypass app security in iOS 9 for ad networks" Macworld 9/4
  • "Mozilla launches Firefox for iOS preview with test in New Zealand" ZDNet 9/4
  • "21.5-inch iMac could get its Retina 4K upgrade in November" Macworld 9/4
  • "4K iMac Coming in October, Say 'Reliable Sources'" FairerPlatform 9/4
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 221 - BB-8 Adoration Station" Touch Arcade 9/4
  • "Today's Top iPhone /iPad /Mac App Freebies And Price Drops" App Sliced 9/4
  • "Repulze For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" App Sliced 9/4
  • "Dual Browser (Browse Two Sites At Once) For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $3.99)" App Sliced 9/4
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/4
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/4
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/4

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  • "Review: SHARKK ²O Portable Wireless Outdoor Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker" Run Around Tech 9:40 AM
  • "What's The Best Quad-Core Mac? MacBook Pro? iMac 5K? or Mac Pro?" Bare Feats 9/4
  • "Review: Divoom AuraBox Bluetooth Speaker" iLounge 9/4
  • "Bowers & Wilkins T7 Bluetooth speaker review" The Gadgeteer 9/4
  • "Moshi USB-C to USB adapter and Aerio Lite bag: Companions for your 12-inch Retina MacBook" Apple World Today 9/4
  • "Hands On: Knomad iPad Air Leather Portable Organizer by Knomo" MacNN 9/4
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Amazon Music with Prime Music introduces a spotlight" AppAdvice 9/4
  • "Meet your new (old) favorite endless runner for iOS, Race the Sun" Macworld 9/4
  • "Hands On: Colorburn 1.3 (iOS)" MacNN 9/4
  • "Addictive app Byte turns your iPhone into stupid, creative fun" The Next Web 9/4
  • "'Breakneck' Review - Trace the Fun of Race the Sun" Touch Arcade 9/4
  • "'Ski Safari 2' Review - Also Adventure" Touch Arcade 9/4
  • "The Deer God - Having Faith In The Journey On iOS" Apple'n'Apps 9/4
  • "Unkilled - How Long Can You Blast Zombies?" Apple'n'Apps 9/4
  • "How to Check iCloud Activation Lock Status of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch" OS X Daily 9/4
  • "How to track down a lost iPhone" Macworld 9/4
  • "Multitask like a boss on your iPad with iOS 9's Slide Over" Cult of Mac 9/4
  • "How to Make Your iPad Kid-Friendly" Gizmodo 9/4
  • "Why Apple's Active Calories don't add up (and how you can change that)" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "History of iPhone 5: The biggest thing to happen to iPhone"  iMore 10:31 AM
  • "Beyond the iPhone 6s: What Else Should You Look for at Apple's Event Next Week? Although the much-discussed iPhone 6s and 6s Plus should dominate next week, we examine which other products could receive some stage time from Apple's upcoming product launch event." The Motley Fool 10:42 AM
  • "Apple should kill the 16GB iPhone, but it probably won't/Commentary: While nearly all other high-end smartphones now offer 32GB of storage by default, Apple's entry-level model starts at 16GB. And that feels less adequate with each passing month."  CNET 8:22 AM
  • "Here's why I expect Taylor Swift to sing at Apple's 9/9 event" Fortune 9/4
  • "Apple Could Sneak In A Few Surprises For The Apple Watch And iPad During Sept. 9 Event" Digital Trends 9/4
  • "App Release Notes Are Getting Stupid" TechCrunch 9/4
  • "Why HomeKit deserves some serious love during Apple's iPhone event next week" VentureBeat 9/4
  • "Will the aging iPhone 6 survive the iPhone 6S/7 release date?" Stabley Times 9/4
  • "Does it matter if the new iPhone 6S/6S Plus has a smaller battery?" ZDNet 9/4
  • "IF Apple has bought Faceshift, it's not their first venture into facial motion capture" Apple World Today 9/4
  • "Can Apple school Netflix in creating original content?" Cult of Mac 9/4
  • "iPhone 6s Plus preview: Looking ahead to Apple's new big-screen (5.5-inch) smartphone" Macworld UK 9/4
  • "Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Intrigue & Above Avalon Premium Weekly Recap" Above Avalon 9/4
  • "Analyst: 'Hey Siri' Media Event no Game Changer for AAPL" The Mac Observer 9/4
  • "The scales are tipping" ["There's another sad example of Apple placing its own interests above that of its users, and it's one where you don't expect it: the content blocking feature coming in iOS 9."]  OSNews 9/4
  • "The most exciting part of the new Apple TV will have nothing to do with watching video" Tech Insider 9/4
  • "Apple's 'Hey Siri' Event Roundup: Upgraded iPhone 6s, Bigger iPad Pro, Revamped Apple TV + Apple Watch updates" 9to5Mac 9/4
  • "Can Apple Avoid The Danger Of Peak iPhone?" Forbes 9/4
  • "Cassandra: Ad-blocking in iOS -Implications for Users and Site Owners" eXtensions 9/4
  • "This is how much it would cost Apple to develop 10 quality original TV shows" BGR 9/4
  • "Apple's iPhone 6S announcement: what to expect" The Verge 9/4
  • "I finally ditched my Apple Watch — here's everything I'm going to miss about it" Business Insider 9/4
  • "The perfect Siri 2.0 needs to be ready for Apple TV and third-party apps: Siri talks the talk, but can she walk the walk? Dan Moren dreams up the perfect Siri." Macworld 9/4
  • "Apple, release the goddamn iPad Pro already" The Inquirer 9/4
  • "Netflix vs. Amazon Video: How they differ and who has the upper hand" VentureBeat 8:49 AM
  • "The Ad Industry Plots Their Revenge" Pixel Envy 8:33 AM
  • "Is there a reason to be concerned about your kid's apps and websites?" BetaNews 9/4
  • "Can Android save the PC Industry?" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 9/4
  • "Kid Pranks His Parents With Simple iPhone Keyboard Tweak" Redmond Pie 9/4
  • "A sneak peek at some Apple-produced TV shows!" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 9/4
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Online Georgian TV Customized For iOS" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "MockingBird Lessons - Ear Training for Piano and Guitar Available Now" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Banking Industry Invests in New iPad Locking Stands" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Sage Solitaire - New iOS Game from SpellTower / Ridiculous Fishing dev" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Coming September 5: Gene Steinberg meets Bryan Chaffin, of The Mac Observer, and Avram Pitch, of Laptop magazine, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 9/4
  • "Paper by 53's 'Pencil' lets creatives think with their hands" Architosh 9/4
  • "Sphero's BB-8 droid from Star Wars rolls into Apple Stores on Friday" AppleInsider 9/4
  • "Steve Jobs movies: Man in the Machine documentary opens today, Sorkin/Boyle biopic debuts tomorrow" 9to5Mac 9/4
  • "44M Americans used Apple Music in the first month, reports ComScore, as iOS increases market share" 9to5Mac 9/4
  • "Cube Worm 1.0 - The Classic Snake Game with a Twist of a Cube" prMac 9/4
  • "Zombie Attack! - Rev 2.00 Apple iOS Universal Game" prMac 9/4
  • "Math Mastery Multiplayer Game Released For iPhone, iPad" prMac 9/4
  • "Verba 3D - First of a kind, free app for adding true 3D text to photos" prMac 9/4
  • "It's The Flapening: Now available for iOS and Android for free" prMac 9/4
  • "An entirely new and unique type of a game, available on iOS and Android" prMac 9/4
  • "Runtastic launches new 'Moment' wearable w/ companion mobile apps, 10 designs, 6-month battery" 9to5Mac 9/4
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Said to Weigh Multibillion-Dollar Headquarters Revamp" Bloomberg 9/4
  • "Microsoft may spend billions to revamp its headquarters with apartments, retail stores, and open space" Business Insider 9/4
  • "Windows 10 more popular in UK than US, Microsoft set to acquire VoloMetrix" PCR Online 9/4
  • "Project Oxford: Microsoft serves up APIs for intelligent apps" Network World 9/4
  • "Manufacturers pinning hopes on Windows 10 sales boost to help computers" ctv News 9/4
  • "Windows 10 Already Has Five Percent Of The PC Market" TechWeekEurope 9/4
  • "IBM integrates ARM into IoT platform, launches new data analytics service" Mobile Europe 9/4
  • "Intel Gives Nascent Quantum Computing Initiatives $50 Million Cash Infusion" HotHardware 9/4
  • "Intel's Skylake lineup is robbing us of the performance king we deserve" Ars Technica 9/4
  • "Citing Wassenaar, HP Pulls Out Of Mobile Pwn2Own" threar post 9/4
  • "New boss for HP's printing operations ahead of firm's split" Print Week 9/4
  • "Entatech offers Skylake attachment opportunities, plus top 5 distie deals" PCR Online 9/4
  • "Intel invests £32.7m to advance quantum computing" ITProPortal 9/4
  • "Intel puts USD 50 mln into quantum computing collaboration" Telecompaper 9/4
  • "Intel aim for quantum leap in quantum computing with €45m investment" SiliconRepublic 9/4
  • "AMD Radeon R9 380 review: The best $200 graphics card you can buy for 1080p gaming" PCWorld 9/4
  • "IBM Expands IoT Partnership with AMD" Converge 9/4
  • "Chemical firm Dorf Ketal implements Oracle Sales Cloud" First Post 9/4
  • "Businesses are shifting towards an app-only model: Mitesh Agarwal, Oracle India" Financial Express 9/4
  • "Oracle, Oregon sparring over copyright infringement claim" The Bulletin 9/4
  • "'Digital natives' - In conversation with Oracle APAC Vice President HCM" Daily Mirror 9/4
  • "Cisco squashes DoS bug in its unified infrastructure software" Help Net Security 9/4
  • "Cisco Patches Flaw in Data Center Management Products" SecurityWeek 9/4
  • "How The Stick PC Could Revolutionize Mobile Computing" Digital Trends 9/4
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Expectations Too Low For Apple Event: Wells Fargo" Barron's 9/4
  • "Apple Event Will Be 'Positive Catalyst' For Stock: RBC" Barron's 9/4
  • "RBC reiterates $150 target for Apple stock, sees 'iPhone 6s' event boosting shares" AppleInsider 9/4
  • "Six Long Picks As Apple Launch Plays Out" Barron's 9/4
Industry News
  • "Dow posts triple-digit drop, caps second worst week in 2015: S&P 500 post 3.4% loss over the week" MarketWatch 9/4
  • "Stocks Near Correction Again After Another Turbulent Week" TheStreet 9/4
  • "Dow tumbles 273 points on jobs report" USA Today 9/4
  • "Wall Street Ends Deep in Red Ahead of Long Weekend" FOXBusiness 9/4
  • "US stocks drop as mixed jobs report keeps investors guessing: U.S. stocks dropped on Friday after a mixed U.S. jobs report left investors uncertain about the outlook for the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy." Associated Press 9/4
  • "Stocks Decline After Mixed Labor-Market Report: Data leaves door open for Fed to raise rates in September" [Paid Membership Required] 9/4
  • "Asia Markets: Losses deepen for Asian stocks as Chinese markets remain closed/Markets in Asia deepened their losses for the week on Friday, as worries about an imminent rate increase by the U.S. Federal Reserve overshadowed the potential for stimulus by the European Central Bank." MarketWatch 9/4
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks drop as investors wrestle with U.S. rate outlook/European stocks fell Friday and finished lower for the week, weighed down by disappointing German manufacturing data and a U.S. jobs report viewed as decent enough to allow for an interest-rate hike this month." MarketWatch 9/4

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