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  • "Analysts applaud Apple results: The competition may never catch up/Product cycle for iPhones, Mac sales reason for cheer" MarketWatch 8:16 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Off to Strong Start, iPad Sales Hit 'Speed Bump'" PC Magazine 8:03 AM
  • "Tim Cook, in his own words, on why the iPad has a bright future" Quartz 8:18 AM
  • "Tim Cook not worried about China slowdown, says Apple is 'investing like crazy'" VentureBeat 8:16 AM
  • "China denies involvement in 'man-in-the-middle' iCloud hack" Gigaom 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Q4 2014 Review: Let The Good Times Roll" Seeking Alpha 8:02 AM
  • "What Apple isn't telling us anymore: Apple says it won't break out retail store and iPod sales anymore. And forget about detailed Stats on the Apple Watch, due next year." CNET 8:12 AM
  • "Apple's iCloud Service Is Under Attack in Mainland China: Activists and Security Experts Warn That Passwords And Personal Data Are at Risk" [Paid Membership Required] 8:16 AM
  • "China denies backing iCloud hack" BBC 8:26 AM
  • "IBM's first enterprise apps for iPad to launch next month as iPad reaches 90 percent tablet share in U.S education" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "Apple's Yosemite Spotlight Snoops on Your Location" Apple Gazette 8:45 AM
  • "Yosemite experiences and questions include user interface issues; compatibility (e.g. IPSecuritas, BIAS Peak, Steermouse, SonicWALL, Handbrake); Apple Mail issues; Apple IDs in install packages; duplicated network names; firmware changes; display oddities; performance experiences and more." MacInTouch 8:57 AM
  • "Mavericks - download issues in wake of Yosemite debut; odd Safari problem" MacInTouch 8:57 AM
  • "Bottom line: Should you upgrade to OS X Yosemite?" Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "10 OS X Finder tips that still work with Yosemite" Amsys 7:57 AM
  • "Prevent the WindowServer process from dragging Yosemite down" MacIssues 8:38 AM
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.10, Yosemite: Desktop & Screensaver" eXtensions 8:11 AM
  • "How to Show the Full Website URL in Safari for OS X Yosemite" OS X Daily 8:19 AM
  • "The Inner Space Alien App: Where Did All The Storage Space On Your Mac Go?" Mac 360 7:56 AM
  • "Free: Meters For Your Mac's Menubar" Mac 360 7:56 AM
  • "A Few Words About Mac Text Editors And CSS" McSolo 7:56 AM
  • "Time Your Tasks For Free On A Mac" Mac 360 7:56 AM
  • "Yosemite's Continuity features: Handoff and the price of progress" iMore 8:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "Autodesk's new AutoCAD for Mac 2015 product line is Yosemite-ready but users of AutoCAD for Mac 2014 and 2013 need to hold off until notification of a patch" Architosh 8:38 AM
  • "Realmac debuts RapidWeaver 6 with all-new design and features, drops Mac App Store version for now" 9to5Mac 8:03 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Watch most exciting wearable on the horizon, consumers say: A new report pegs Apple gadget as the most exciting upcoming entrant in the wearable tech race. But getting consumers to purchase and continue wearing these gadgets will prove pivotal." CNET 8:12 AM
  • "Apple watchers to be denied watch sales figures" Financial Times 9:39 AM
  • "Apple Pay starts — slowly: Our struggle to find users at Whole Foods" MarketWatch 9:45 AM
  • "Apple Pay already works abroad on supported NFC terminals w/ US-based cards" 9to5Mac 9:45 AM
  • "Continuity, cannibals, and Apple Pay: 6 key takeaways from Apple's Q4 earnings" Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook writes to employees after Q4 2014 earnings call" BetaNews 8:35 AM
  • "Apple reveals 20 acquisitions during 2014" V3 8:16 AM
  • "Apple clarifies Spotlight Suggestions data collection practices: Responding to user privacy concerns, Apple issues a statement describing the restrictions it places on the collection of customer data." CNET 8:12 AM
  • "Royals and Giants ballparks accepting Apple Pay during World Series" iDownload Blog 8:37 AM
  • "Apple to open second retail store in Turkey on Oct. 25" AppAdvice 8:45 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Hoverboard Is Finally Real" Mashable 9:44 AM
  • "Apple's Macs surprise hit in quarterly results—market share now highest since 1995!" Architosh 7:56 AM
  • "Long live the Mac! Apple posts all-time quarterly record in Mac sales" TUAW 9:48 AM
  • "Apple likely to supply more iPhone 6 Plus to satisfy strong demand from China, say sources" DigiTimes 8:35 AM
  • "Apple's first-day new iPhone sales in China below expectation on tight supply" AppleDailyReport 8:10 AM
  • "Apple To Developers: Update Your iOS Apps To 64-Bit. By February 1." RazorianFly 8:24 AM
  • "Mac mini teardowns are underway, with good news and bad news" 9to5Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Mac Mini RAM cannot be upgraded, teardown reveals" V3 8:16 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Granted 44 Patents Today Covering Vehicle Geo-Fencing, an iDevice e-Reader Mode, a Spiral Glass Staircase & More" Patently Apple 8:19 AM
  • "Apple's patented iPhone-based CarPlay remote starts cars, performs high-level functions" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "Apple wants your Mac laptop to be able to operate in 'e-reader mode'" AppleDailyReport 8:10 AM
  • "Apple wants you to be able to take Video 'selfies' with your iDevice" Apple Daily Report 8:10 AM
  • "The new system 7.0.1 Apple TV has apparently resolved the Internet radio streaming problem whereby playback would stop every ten-twelve minutes with an error message. SOMA-FM has played continuously for the past 45 minutes under the update" MacInTouch 8:59 AM
  • "iMac Retina - Thunderbolt experiences and comments" MacInTouch 8:58 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "ReRave For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:59 AM
  • "PhotosPro For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:59 AM
  • "Sketchworthy -Notes, Sketches, And Ideas For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:59 AM
  • "Mac Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 7:56 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:56 AM

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  • "Prelim Performance Analysis: new iMac with Retina 5K display" Bare Feats 9:53 AM
  • "Review: Element Case ION Case for the iPhone 6" Run Around Tech 8:37 AM
  • "Review: Just Mobile Xtand Go Z1" iLounge 9:43 AM
  • "Review: Misfit Flash Fitness + Sleep Monitor" iLounge 9:43 AM
  • "Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight review: $99 is cheap if it saves your house from burning down" Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "Napoleon: Total War is a must for real time as well as turned based strategy fans" AppleDailyReport 7:58 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Video: Using Apple Pay in-store on an iPhone 6 is quick, convenient, and dead simple" AppleInsider 8:42 AM
  • "Second-screen apps for every World Series fan" Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "Calculator X iPad Review - The iPad Calculator You Need" Tapscape 8:24 AM
  • "Clips Review: Making copying and pasting more powerful than usual, Clips is a great way to move stuff around." 148Apps 9:44 AM
  • "MonSense Review: Organize your finances with the quick and easy to use, MonSense." 148Apps 8:47 AM
  • "How to Enable Apple's SMS Relay on your Mac or iPad" The Mac Observer 9:54 AM
  • "A guide to setting up Apple Pay on your iPhone or iPad" BGR 9:45 AM
  • "Fix 'Could Not Set Up Apple Pay' error in iOS 8.1" MacIssues 9:43 AM
  • "How to install iOS 8.1" Telegraph 8:41 AM
  • "Those who forget history: Apple's events haven't always been magic" Macworld 9:48 AM
  • "Yes, yes, Steve Jobs. Look what I've done for you lately – Tim Cook" The Register 9:48 AM
  • "Op-Ed: What Apple should do about iPad sales" AppAdvice 9:44 AM
  • "Apple will closely guard Apple Watch sales numbers in new reporting method" iMore 8:44 AM
  • "This is one 'problem' Apple is happy to have" BGR 8:39 AM
  • "Is the new iMac with Retina 5K display the best Mac you can get?" iDownload Blog 8:38 AM
  • "Low end theory: Apple could do better to price its products more evenly" Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "How to switch from iOS to Android, according to Google" BetaNews 8:35 AM
  • "Apple's blow-out earnings: What the analysts are saying" Fortune 8:18 AM
  • "Now may not be a good time for an 'iTV,' but as for 2018...." AppleDailyReport 7:58 AM
  • "Who Moves The Bar More Than Apple?" PixoBebo 7:56 AM
  • "When Is A Mac No Longer A Mac?" Mac 360 7:56 AM
  • "iTunes And Music: Buy? Or, Subscribe?" Mac 360 7:56 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pocket Informant optimized for iOS 8 with Today widget, Touch ID support and more features" AppAdvice 9:43 AM
  • "No Macworld iWorld Expo This Year? No Worries there's i.Business Expo" prMac 8:42 AM
  • "PhatWare releases WritePad 8.0 featuring a custom keyboard extension" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "Recaption Meme Creator for iPad and iPhone" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Shift Worker iOS8 update - now includes calendar sharing" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Textkraft Pocket - the missing TextEdit for iOS 8" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Memory upgrades for new 5K iMac from Other World Computing" Insanely Great Mac 7:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft 'loves Linux' as it makes Azure bigger, better" Ars Technica 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Expands Its Hyperscale Cloud Footprint" eWeek 6:56 AM
  • "Microsoft teams with Dell to bring 'cloud in a box' to Azure users: Cloud Platform System allows companies to run their own on-premises data centre" The Inquirer 7:05 AM
  • "Microsoft, Dell team up for all-in-one stack-and-rack system" InfoWorld 7:36 AM
  • "Navy Will Get Its Microsoft Cloud Email From Dell In $2.1M Deal" Nextgov 7:37 AM
  • "For Microsoft, Cloud Business Looks More Promising Than Mobile" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft uses Azure to help fight Ebola" Neowin 7:09 AM
  • "Why Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Loves What Steve Ballmer Once Despised" Wired 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft Lumia will replace the Nokia brand: An obvious choice" The Verge 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft Drops Nokia Name, Sticks With 'Lumia' For Windows Phones" TechCrunch 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft Drops Nokia Brand, Replaces It with 'Microsoft Lumia'" Softpedia 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft is killing the Nokia Lumia brand, will now use Microsoft Lumia instead" WinBeta 7:40 AM
  • "Looking Into Microsoft's Thursday Earnings Report" Seeking Alpha 6:44 AM
  • "IBM strikes historic fab deal with GlobalFoundries" EE Times Asia 6:42 AM
  • "Intel delays Broadwell-E processor for high-end desktops to 2016" Kit Guru 7:37 AM
  • "Intel plans to conquer the lounge (and your office) with this little device" TechRadar UK 7:38 AM
  • "Intel may stop providing subsidies for mobile solutions; switch to providing support through different methods" DigiTimes 7:39 AM
  • "Q&A: Intel's Take on Chinese Startups, Innovation" WSJ Blogs 7:40 AM
  • "British Chip Designer ARM's Profit Swings Higher: Outlook Bullish After Revenue Rises 6%" [Paid Membership Required] 7:14 AM
  • "Chipmaker ARM's upbeat message fails to allay concerns" Reuters 7:14 AM
  • "Toshiba launches its 'flip-and-fold' convertible Satellite Radius 11 laptop" VentureBeat 7:19 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Is Apple Finally A Flight To Safety Stock?" Seeking Alpha 9:43 AM
  • "Tech ETFs to Benefit Most on Apple's Earnings Beat" Zacks 8:18 AM
  • "Will This Analyst Action Affect Apple Stock Today?" TheStreet 9:39 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks: 6 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 7:43 AM
  • "Stock Market Today: Futures Rally on China GDP, Coca-Cola Shifts Outlook" TheStreet 7:43 AM
  • "U.S. Stock Futures Rise: European Central Bank Mulls Buying Corporate Bonds" [Paid Membership Required] 7:44 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan's Nikkei surges 4% as Asian markets rebound/Stocks in Tokyo staged their biggest rally in 16 months on Monday as investors bargain-hunted despite lingering concerns about global growth that sparked volatility in markets last week." MarketWatch 7:44 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks gain on ECB talk, earnings/Stock markets climbed across Europe on Tuesday following a report that the European Central Bank is considering buying corporate bonds to further stimulate the eurozone's ailing economy." MarketWatch 7:44 AM

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