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Thursday Highlights: Analyst Gene Munster is predicting a huge Christmas season for Apple's iPhone, stronger than many expect; and Apple Watch expectations on the rise, 30 million units seen selling in 2015, and Wired, ZDNet give us a peek at how the device will work; Morgan Stanley predicting 10% of iPhone 5 (and up) owners will also buy an Apple Watch; warning from the US Department of Justice, that Apple's "iOS encryption could kill children"; Jonny Evans at Computerworld urges Mac users to back up their Macs asap, plenty of good reasons listed; starting next year, Apple said to rebrand, and push Beats Music to all iDevices; Stratos predicts 30% of smartphone owners in the US will use Apple Pay and Google Wallet over the holidays; Corning takes wraps off of Gorilla Glass 4, toughest yet; apparently Sony will no longer produce Steve Jobs biopic, Universal expressing interest in taking over; could a future Mac or iDevice have a fire detector embedded within?; developer Ole Begemann has a detailed look into iPhone 6 Plus screen pixels.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Gene Munster: Apple's headed for another big iPhone Christmas"  Fortune 8:43 AM
  • "Munster: Apple's iPhone 6 Sales Are Going Be Stronger For Even Longer Than People Are Expecting" Business Insider 8:43 AM
  • "Apple Expected to Sell 30M Apple Watch Units in First Year" TechnoBuffalo 11:00 AM
  • "With New Dev Kit, Apple Gives Us a Glimpse of How Its Watch Will Work"  Wired 8:10 AM
  • "How the Apple Watch will work" ZDNet 8:22 AM
  • "DOJ Warns Apple that iOS Encryption Could Kill Children" The Mac Observer 8:03 AM
  • "Google to settle patent suit leveled by Apple-backed Rockstar consortium" AppleInsider 7:50 PM
  • "Cisco preparing to pay $188M to Apple-led Rockstar Consortium" Electronista 8:50 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple seeds first beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 with build number 14C68k" 9to5Mac 6:00 PM
  • "Apple issues first OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta to developers for testing [u] AppleInsider 6:00 PM
  • "OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update Patches Four Flaws" Intego 7:56 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to subscribe to RSS feeds in Safari 8" MacIssues 11:17 AM
  • "How To Monitor The Mac's Temperature, Control The Fans, And Check Sensors" Mac 360 8:02 AM
  • "Yes, Virginia, There Is A Better Way To Rename Files On Your Mac" McSolo 8:02 AM
  • "Get Instant Mac Folder Backups" Mac 360 8:02 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Private I: It's time to encrypt everything" Macworld 1:12 PM
  • "Shaking Up Healthcare Architecture on Mac—How Architects Use Game-Like Technology In Practice" Architosh 9:49 AM
  • "Dear Mac users, please, please backup today" Computerworld 9:48 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dropbox says this week's OS X 10.10.1 release fixes crashes on Yosemite" 9to5Mac 6:02 PM
  • "Evernote for Mac gets Yosemite-inspired update with better search, faster sync" iMore 3:30 PM
  • "New trailer and release date on iOS and PC/Mac/Linux" Relevant Games 10:50 AM
  • "ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac Now Supports Mac OS X Native Automation Tools" PRNewswire 8:44 AM
  • "DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.2: Indexing iCloud Drive and more" DEVONtechnologies 7:58 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "AppLovin Data Desk: November 2014/iPhone 6 Plus is a hit–especially internationally. iOS 8 adoption continues to lag."  Applovin 1:33 PM
  • "Clear Geographic Split Shows iPhone 6 Plus Especially Popular With Asian Customers" MacRumors 1:33 PM
  • "Apple to push Beats Music to all iPhones and iPads next year" The Inquirer 8:10 AM
  • "Apple To Rebrand Beats Music And Push It To All iOS Devices, Report Says" Digital Trends 8:36 AM
  • "Stratos: 30% of US Smartphone Owners to Use Apple Pay and Google Wallet during the Holidays/17 percent said they would spend more because of mobile payments but majority uncertain which stores will accept these new options" Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • "Corning unveils the 'tougher' Gorilla Glass 4" ["'We study all competitive materials and we've studied Sapphire quite a bit,' said Hund. 'What we find is that when you subject it to abrasion, to naked eye it's incredibly scratch resistant, even beyond Gorilla, but beyond the naked eye, microscopic, abrasion does occur.' When that happens, according to Hund, Sapphire ends being more vulnerable to breakage in a fall. He also claims that Gorilla Glass is lighter, offers better light transmission and takes far less energy to produce."] Mashable 8:13 AM
  • "Apple supplier Corning says new Gorilla Glass 4 twice as shatter-resistant in drop tests (Video)" 9to5Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Corning's tougher Gorilla Glue 4 set for its big reveal" AppAdvice 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Plans Cheaper Beats Music in iOS in 2015" The Mac Observer 7:46 PM
  • "Apple to Xiaomi: Easier said than done to become top smartphone vendor" PCWorld 8:10 AM
  • "Apple reportedly opens new development office in Lund, Sweden" 9to5Mac 9:34 AM
  • "How iPads are making airports less terrible: A restaurant company will soon have more customer-facing iPads than Apple itself" The Verge 3:01 PM
  • "The Post-PC CEO: No Desk, No Desktop/Starwood's Frits van Paasschen Turns to Smartphones, Tablets as Primary Work Tools" ["The former Coors Brewing Co. chief relies on his Apple Inc. iPhone and iPad for work at home and the office."] WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:25 AM
  • "Starwood CEO says iPads make CEOs more productive than PCs" 9to5Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Movie Dead at Sony: Danny Boyle is attached to direct the project, which will now be shopped to other studios as Universal expresses interest" The Hollywood Reporter 8:00 AM
  • "Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic reportedly switches studios from Sony to Universal" AppAdvice 8:00 AM
  • "Best Buy is offering its own slate of deals on Apple products before Black Friday" AppAdvice 2:59 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Largest Cyber Attack In History Has Been Hitting Hong Kong Sites" Forbes 11:03 AM
  • "Mythbusters Wants You To Know More About Gorilla Glass" Digital Trends 8:33 AM
  • "Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo as default search engine" CNNMoney 8:13 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Future Presents: A Tech Gift Guide From the Cutting Edge/The Innovative Gadgets and Electronic Toys to Buy This Holiday Season" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:18 AM
  • "iMore show 431 LIVE at 8am PT, 11am ET — Join us!" iMore 9:34 AM
  • "Your Mac Life Archives #1033 for November 19th, 2014!" Your Mac Life 8:02 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone 6, 6 Plus shipment times drop to 7 to 10 days, 6 Plus at 1 to 2 weeks" AppleInsider 7:51 PM
  • "Advice From Apple Suppliers: Stay Flexible/As Other Parts Producers Look on the Failure of Sapphire-Screen Maker GT, They Recount Lessons Learned From Missteps" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:01 PM
  • "Business Lessons from Apple Suppliers" WSJ Blogs 8:42 AM
  • "10% of owners of iPhone 5 & up will buy an Apple Watch, predicts Morgan Stanley" 9to5Mac 8:24 AM
  • "Apple: GTAT Couldn't Make Usable Sapphire, Mismanaged Production" The Mac Observer 9:49 AM
  • "Foxconn to Build Dedicated Apple Display Plant in Taiwan" Bloomberg 8:43 AM
  • "Foxconn Plans to Spend $2.6 Billion on Dedicated Apple Display Plant in Taiwan" MacRumors 11:00 AM
  • "Apple WatchKit: 6 Facts/Apple's WatchKit, the initial software development framework for the Apple Watch, is focused on ways to present data from iPhones." InformationWeek 8:51 AM
  • "Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch" MacPrices 8:10 AM
  • "iFixit: How to fix your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in 21 easy guides" iFixit 6:00 PM
  • "iOS 8.1.1 Does Little to Improve iPhone 4S Performance" iClarified 6:02 PM
  • "Untethered iOS 8.1.1 Jailbreak Demonstrated [Video] iClarified 8:38 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Aims to Embed a Fire Detector into Future iDevices & Macs" Patently Apple 7:54 AM
  • "Future Mac OS X, iOS devices could sport built-in smoke detectors" Apple Daily Report 7:57 AM
  • "Apple doesn't want you to suffer ad 'banner blindness' with Safari" Apple Daily Report 7:56 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple Thwarts Nine Security Flaws with iOS 8.1.1 Update" Intego 7:56 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Cows vs Aliens For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:49 AM
  • "Things For iPad And Things For iPhone Are Free Right Now (Previously $19.99/$9.99)" Apple Sliced 10:49 AM
  • "The Lost World HD For iPhone/iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 10:49 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Basis Peak review: This is the band to buy if you obsess over heart-rate and sleep tracking" Macworld 11:18 AM
  • "Review: ViewSonic VP2772 Monitor" Mac|Life 2:48 PM
  • "Review: Logitech Keys-to-Go For iPad" iLounge 2:58 PM
  • "Review: IvySkin Renegade for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus" iLounge 2:58 PM
  • "Review: Twelve South PlugBug World iPad/iPhone Charger" iLounge 11:18 AM
  • "Pure Jongo: Backed by a strong audio heritage, the Pure Jongo is a worthy challenger to Sonos' crown." Australian Macworld 8:50 AM
  • "Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker review: Can WeMo help brew a better cup o' Joe?" ["The well-designed WeMo app for Mr. Coffee (available for Android and iOS devices) makes it super-easy to program a brewing schedule (although you're limited to one cycle per day)."] Macworld 8:18 AM
  • "Review: Power Support Screen Protectors for the iPhone 6 Plus" Run Around Tech 8:33 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 8 vs Android 5.0 Lollipop" [Slideshow] Forbes 8:46 AM
  • "How I Track My Expenses: Next for iPhone and iPad" MacStories 9:34 AM
  • "App takes guessing out of wine buying" CNNMoney 8:13 AM
  • "This Clever App Scans Wine And Beer Bottles To Help You Find Drinks You'll Love" Business Insider 8:37 AM
  • "Stringer is an interesting way to make a playlist" TUAW 3:00 PM
  • "MoveMeFit launches app to get you out of your fitness rut" Macworld 11:18 AM
  • "Opinion is a fun, simple way to record podcasts on your iPhone" The Next Web 8:20 AM
  • "Storyframes greetings card app comes right on time for the holidays" iDownload Blog 8:21 AM
  • "Hands On: Unit Converter Infinity (iOS)" MacNN 8:19 AM
  • "Hands On: Splot (iOS)" MacNN 3:02 PM
  • "Rock and sock some robots in Ironkill" iMore 11:04 AM
  • "'Dark Hearts' Is A Horror Series For iOS That Adds New Details Every Time You Watch It" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure: an homage to traditional adventure games of 20 years ago" iDownload Blog 8:21 AM
  • "'Vainglory' Review - Portable MOBA Magic" Touch Arcade 10:59 AM
  • "Fantasy Solitaire Review: Fantasy Solitaire doesn't deviate from the standard Klondike Solitaire path, but it looks darn stylish." 148Apps 8:28 AM
  • "Checkpoint Champion Review: Checkpoint Champion is a drift-focused racing game that's ideal for short but fun gaming sessions." 148Apps 11:44 AM
  • "Tapventures Review: Tapventures is an increasingly hands-off one-tap RPG, but expect it to hook you despite your better judgement." 148Apps 1:25 PM
  • "Mark of the Dragon Review: Mark of the Dragon is a bit rough and scaly, but flying into battle on the backs of dragons makes for good times." 148Apps 11:19 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Create Holiday and Other Calendar Subscriptions in OS X and iOS 8" The Mac Observer 5:52 PM
  • "How to Format Text & Insert Pictures Into Notes in iOS" OS X Daily 3:01 PM
  • "Adjust the Speed of Video on the iPhone: Slow fast Slow" eXtensions 9:26 AM
  • "How to sell your iPhone: Get money for your old iPhone to put towards an iPhone 6" Macworld UK 8:49 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Apple is still hard at work making Apple Maps usable" BGR 7:53 PM
  • "iPhone + Beats: Will Music Win?" Tapscape 5:52 PM
  • "A Few Thoughts On WatchKit And The Initial Apple Watch" Medium 11:44 AM
  • "Apple's Sapphire Plant Problem Was Even Worse than We Thought" TechnoBuffalo 11:04 AM
  • "Openly Gay Leadership Sets Important Tone At The Top, But There's Still Work To Do: One day after Apple CEO Tim Cook announced to the world that he was gay, Apple stock remained flat – shareholders didn't seem to care one way or another. On the same day, in Russia, a memorial to Apple founder Steve Jobs was dismantled, ostensibly to abide by a law combating 'gay propaganda.'" Forbes 11:00 AM
  • "Will Apple's Next iPhone Capture DSLR Quality With 2 Lenses?" TechNewsWorld 9:34 AM
  • "What's new with Google and Apple?" CNBC Videos 8:54 AM
  • "How One Word Made a Massive Change to Apple's App Store" Time 11:04 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 8 Crisis Continues With New Update Controversy" Forbes 8:46 AM
  • "No More 'Free' Apple App Store Apps" Forbes 8:36 AM
  • "Religious refrain: Please stop comparing Apple to a religion" Macworld 8:18 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Movie Goes Kaput at Sony" TG Daily 8:38 AM
  • "An excellent summary of reasons why Apple will never buy Tesla" AppleDailyReport 7:58 AM
  • "Apple's Somewhat Obvious Plan To Maybe Kinda Sorta Possibly Kill The iPhone" PixoBebo 7:50 AM
  • "The High Cost Of Being Apple" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "Blame Apple For Killing The Web (not)" Mac 360 7:50 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Surgeon develops an image of how texting warps your spine. We have a quick solution" VentureBeat 2:48 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Official ProTube for YouTube App by iOS Developer Jonas Gessner Lands in the App Store" Modmyi 8:01 PM
  • "Disney Store iPhone app adds Apple Pay checkout ahead of the holidays" 9to5Mac 6:02 PM
  • "Moleskine takes hand-drawn sketches digital with new notebook, app" Electronista 3:30 PM
  • "Sega's Football Manager Handheld 2015 hits iOS" iDownload Blog 3:01 PM
  • "Twitter for iPhone rolling out Tweet sharing via Direct Messages" 9to5Mac 2:59 PM
  • "'IMN for iOS 8' Brings Quick Reply to Some Unsupported Apps in iOS 8" Modmyi 3:02 PM
  • "'AllBoardPass' Allows You to Use Third-party Keyboards to Enter Passwords in iOS 8" Modmyi 2:58 PM
  • "TheLadders Revamps iPhone App To Focus On Job Referrals, Unveils Job Market Guide" TechCrunch 1:12 PM
  • "Dropbox's Carousel photo software comes to iPads and the web" The Verge 11:43 AM
  • "Apple adds 10 new providers for Maps data" MacNN 11:04 AM
  • "The Weather Channel App Updated With Easier Sharing, Ski Module, Hybrid Units, More" iClarified 11:03 AM
  • "Strap On Your Nope Hat - Five Nights at Freddy's 2 is Now Available for iOS." 148Apps 11:01 AM
  • "Mint App Gets Updated With 'Mint Updates View' Showing Recent Changes to Your Finances" iClarified 11:00 AM
  • "Car Manager Pro 1.0 is the app to manage your car for iPhone and iPad by Tension Software" Tension Software 9:25 AM
  • "Poor Customer Experiences Destroy Brand Value and Trust: Study Confirms Helpfulness, and Knowledgeable and Caring Service Can Drive Brand Value by 40 Percent" ["'Apple, American Express and Starbucks stand out as brands that get it right,' he said."] Business Wire 8:41 AM
  • "Lenovo Simplifies Storage Management with New Premium App: REACHit helps take the chaos out of managing multiple devices and storage solutions with all-in-one access" Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • "Research and Markets: Germany Smartphone Market Report 2014-2015: Mobile Handset Smartphone Sales by Vendor and by Operating System - Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sony Mobile, RIM, Apple, Motorola & HTC" Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • "Research and Markets: Japan Smartphone Market to 2015: Mobile Handset Sales by Vendor - Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sony Mobile, RIM, Apple & HTC" Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • "Research and Markets: Brazil Smartphone Market to 2015: Mobile Handset Sales by Vendor - Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sony Mobile, RIM, Apple & HTC" Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • "Sega kicks off Sports Interactive's Football Manager Handheld 2015 on iOS" AppAdvice 8:28 AM
  • "Tom Hanks now lets you use his Hanx Writer typewriter-inspired writing app on iPhone" AppAdvice 8:27 AM
  • "Google acquires RelativeWave, makes $80 iOS app prototyping software free" AppAdvice 8:27 AM
  • "Add more ports to your Mac with the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock" ZDNet 8:22 AM
  • "Rugby Nations 15 out now on iOS and Android" prMac 1:12 PM
  • "King of Ring A New Game Released For iPhone On The App Store" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Quick Backup and Restore contacts from iPhone - Save to Dropbox" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Yi Jing app updated with an all-new design, content, features" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "CS Odessa Introduces ConceptDraw Office v3 for Mac and PC" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Butterfly Kisses by Cathy Lane is a visual and audible delight" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Flows 1.0 released for iOS - Chat Without Internet" prMac 8:23 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft says Storage service performance update brought Azure down/Summary: Microsoft officials are attributing a nearly 11-hour Azure outage across a large part of the world earlier this week to a performance update the company made to its Storage services." ZDNet 6:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure Storage Service Outage: Postmortem/Azure outage Tuesday produced disruptions to MSN website, Office 365, Xbox Live, and third-party services, as well as possible data integrity problems." InformationWeek 10:19 AM
  • "Microsoft blames performance update for Azure outage" BetaNews 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure outage affecting businesses worldwide" ITProPortal 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure thrown out of gear during a performance update: Microsoft detailed the cause of Azure service interruptions that continued through Wednesday for some customers" IDG News Service 7:01 AM
  • "Microsoft performance update caused Azure to stumble Tuesday" Gigaom 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft says Storage service performance update brought Azure down/Summary: Microsoft officials are attributing a nearly 11-hour Azure outage across a large part of the world earlier this week to a performance update the company made to its Storage services." ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "Microsoft apologizes for Azure outage; storage upgrade to blame" Neowin 7:14 AM
  • "Microsoft's lawsuit against Samsung upheld by court" Neowin 7:14 AM
  • "Windows 10 build 9879 going out to 'slow ring' participants soon" Neowin 7:11 AM
  • "Windows 10 Consumer Preview features might start showing up in early 2015" Neowin 7:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Ventures accelerator program looks to reposition itself: The accelerator to boost 'logical progression' startups; focus on mature startups that are brought in through reference from ecosystem partners" Business Standard 7:46 AM
  • "As Moore's Law approaches 50, Intel battling to keep up" PCWorld 3:30 PM
  • "Intel Delivers Big Surprise With Dividend Hike and 2015 Guidance" 24/7 Wall St. 1:11 PM
  • "Five big questions for Intel/Summary: Intel's annual sit-down with investors today comes at an interesting time both for the company and the industry. Analysts have lots of questions." ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "Intel gives upbeat outlook for 2015 revenue, stock gains" Reuters 12:57 PM
  • "Intel rallies after upping dividend, setting 2015 guidance" Seeking Alpha 12:52 PM
  • "Intel to work with Europol on fighting cybercrime: Intel's McAfee branch will share technical information with the European Cybercrime Centre" IDG News Service 7:01 AM
  • "Intel and Europol team up to fight cybercrime" Computerworld 7:36 AM
  • "Intel's lame duck mobile chips gobbled by CASH COW: Chipzilla won't have money-losing mobe unit to kick about anymore" Channel Register 7:37 AM
  • "Intel's Knight's Hill cut down to 10nm" Channel Eye 7:37 AM
  • "Intel's Newest Basis Watch Now Shares Heart-Rate Data to Other Apps" Re/code 11:39 AM
  • "For Opening Ceremony and Intel's MICA Smart Bracelet, Beauty Beats Brains" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:38 AM
  • "Intel CEO: We're 'Not Ashamed' Of How Far Behind We Are In Mobile" Business Insider 1:29 PM
  • "Mobile still a struggle for Intel; PC doing better" Associated Press 3:00 PM
  • "AMD's Carrizo APUs look to boost laptop and all-in-one performance: Due to hit the market in the first half of 2015" The Inquirer 12:57 PM
  • "AMD Announces Carrizo and Carrizo-L APUs, Sales Start in Mid-2015 – Video" Softpedia 7:37 AM
  • "AMD Unveils Its First APUs Based on Heterogeneous System Architecture" NDTV Gadgets 7:35 AM
  • "AMD Future of Compute: Samsung, Square Enix and More Announce Partnerships" NDTV Gadgets 7:35 AM
  • "AMD Mobile 'Carrizo' Family of APUs Designed to Deliver Significant Leap in Performance, Energy Efficiency in 2015" BroadWayWorld 7:34 AM
  • "AMD Announces Major Technology Partnerships at Future of Compute Event" BroadWayWorld 7:35 AM
  • "AMD Announces Upcoming Samsung FreeSync Displays" AnandTech 3:56 PM
  • "Laptop? All-In-One? Tablet? HP's Core M-Powered Envy X2 Hybrids Are All That And More" Digital Trends 7:33 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Earnings Preview: 4(X) Cash-Flow (Ex-Cash) Has Us Retaining Our Position" Seeking Alpha 6:41 AM
  • "IBM Gives Retailers A Crystal Ball This Holiday Season" Forbes 7:39 AM
  • "Cisco preparing to pay $188M to Apple-led Rockstar Consortium" Electronista 10:16 AM
  • "Google supporters increasingly recognize flaws of overturned ruling in Oracle's Java copyright case" Foss Patents 7:06 AM
  • "Qualcomm to rival Intel with server chip offering: CEO tells analysts the firm is working on chips for the data centre" The Inquirer 7:36 AM
  • "Qualcomm to tap server market with the help of China: Qualcomm plans to co-develop the technology with Chinese partners" IDG News Service 7:00 AM
  • "Lenovo launches REACHit app for storage management/Summary: The app connects user's PC, Android or iOS device to their storage accounts from Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox and Box." ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "Why India shouldn't be succeeding — but is about to experience an innovation boom" VentureBeat 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft says Storage service performance update brought Azure down/Summary: Microsoft officials are attributing a nearly 11-hour Azure outage across a large part of the world earlier this week to a performance update the company made to its Storage services." ZDNet 6:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure Storage Service Outage: Postmortem/Azure outage Tuesday produced disruptions to MSN website, Office 365, Xbox Live, and third-party services, as well as possible data integrity problems." InformationWeek 10:19 AM
  • "Microsoft blames performance update for Azure outage" BetaNews 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure outage affecting businesses worldwide" ITProPortal 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure thrown out of gear during a performance update: Microsoft detailed the cause of Azure service interruptions that continued through Wednesday for some customers" IDG News Service 7:01 AM
  • "Microsoft performance update caused Azure to stumble Tuesday" Gigaom 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft says Storage service performance update brought Azure down/Summary: Microsoft officials are attributing a nearly 11-hour Azure outage across a large part of the world earlier this week to a performance update the company made to its Storage services." ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "Microsoft apologizes for Azure outage; storage upgrade to blame" Neowin 7:14 AM
  • "Microsoft's lawsuit against Samsung upheld by court" Neowin 7:14 AM
  • "Windows 10 build 9879 going out to 'slow ring' participants soon" Neowin 7:11 AM
  • "Windows 10 Consumer Preview features might start showing up in early 2015" Neowin 7:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Ventures accelerator program looks to reposition itself: The accelerator to boost 'logical progression' startups; focus on mature startups that are brought in through reference from ecosystem partners" Business Standard 7:46 AM
  • "As Moore's Law approaches 50, Intel battling to keep up" PCWorld 3:30 PM
  • "Intel Delivers Big Surprise With Dividend Hike and 2015 Guidance" 24/7 Wall St. 1:11 PM
  • "Five big questions for Intel/Summary: Intel's annual sit-down with investors today comes at an interesting time both for the company and the industry. Analysts have lots of questions." ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "Intel gives upbeat outlook for 2015 revenue, stock gains" Reuters 12:57 PM
  • "Intel rallies after upping dividend, setting 2015 guidance" Seeking Alpha 12:52 PM
  • "Intel to work with Europol on fighting cybercrime: Intel's McAfee branch will share technical information with the European Cybercrime Centre" IDG News Service 7:01 AM
  • "Intel and Europol team up to fight cybercrime" Computerworld 7:36 AM
  • "Intel's lame duck mobile chips gobbled by CASH COW: Chipzilla won't have money-losing mobe unit to kick about anymore" Channel Register 7:37 AM
  • "Intel's Knight's Hill cut down to 10nm" Channel Eye 7:37 AM
  • "Intel's Newest Basis Watch Now Shares Heart-Rate Data to Other Apps" Re/code 11:39 AM
  • "For Opening Ceremony and Intel's MICA Smart Bracelet, Beauty Beats Brains" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:38 AM
  • "Intel CEO: We're 'Not Ashamed' Of How Far Behind We Are In Mobile" Business Insider 1:29 PM
  • "Mobile still a struggle for Intel; PC doing better" Associated Press 3:00 PM
  • "AMD's Carrizo APUs look to boost laptop and all-in-one performance: Due to hit the market in the first half of 2015" The Inquirer 12:57 PM
  • "AMD Announces Carrizo and Carrizo-L APUs, Sales Start in Mid-2015 – Video" Softpedia 7:37 AM
  • "AMD Unveils Its First APUs Based on Heterogeneous System Architecture" NDTV Gadgets 7:35 AM
  • "AMD Future of Compute: Samsung, Square Enix and More Announce Partnerships" NDTV Gadgets 7:35 AM
  • "AMD Mobile 'Carrizo' Family of APUs Designed to Deliver Significant Leap in Performance, Energy Efficiency in 2015" BroadWayWorld 7:34 AM
  • "AMD Announces Major Technology Partnerships at Future of Compute Event" BroadWayWorld 7:35 AM
  • "AMD Announces Upcoming Samsung FreeSync Displays" AnandTech 3:56 PM
  • "Laptop? All-In-One? Tablet? HP's Core M-Powered Envy X2 Hybrids Are All That And More" Digital Trends 7:33 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Earnings Preview: 4(X) Cash-Flow (Ex-Cash) Has Us Retaining Our Position" Seeking Alpha 6:41 AM
  • "IBM Gives Retailers A Crystal Ball This Holiday Season" Forbes 7:39 AM
  • "Cisco preparing to pay $188M to Apple-led Rockstar Consortium" Electronista 10:16 AM
  • "Google supporters increasingly recognize flaws of overturned ruling in Oracle's Java copyright case" Foss Patents 7:06 AM
  • "Qualcomm to rival Intel with server chip offering: CEO tells analysts the firm is working on chips for the data centre" The Inquirer 7:36 AM
  • "Qualcomm to tap server market with the help of China: Qualcomm plans to co-develop the technology with Chinese partners" IDG News Service 7:00 AM
  • "Lenovo launches REACHit app for storage management/Summary: The app connects user's PC, Android or iOS device to their storage accounts from Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox and Box." ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "Why India shouldn't be succeeding — but is about to experience an innovation boom" VentureBeat 7:30 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Morgan Stanley raises Apple price target to $126, says investors underestimate Apple Watch" AppleInsider 2:59 PM
  • "Will Apple Stock Climb Today on Plan to Bundle Beats into iOS Operating System?" TheStreet 8:43 AM
  • "Apple a good buy into year-end? Maybe not" CNBC 8:01 PM
  • "Strong demand for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus persists, prompts Piper Jaffray to raise Apple price target to $135" AppleInsider 8:26 AM
  • "Evercore ups Apple target to $135, expects revenue growth to accelerate to 15% in 2015" AppleInsider 7:55 AM
  • "Has Apple Peaked? These 5 Charts Tell The Story" Benzinga 8:54 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple leads the tech sector higher/Piper Jaffray raises price target as iPhone 6 supplies improve" MarketWatch 5:56 PM
  • "Wall Street Buys Retailers on High Hopes for Holiday Shopping Season" TheStreet 5:56 PM
  • "Futures Drop as Weak China, Europe Data Spurs Growth Worries" Reuters 8:02 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Inch Higher to Records: Rebound in Oil Prices Boosts Energy Shares" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:55 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks nudge higher as yen weakens/Japan stocks nudged higher on Thursday, with the yen weakening against the dollar, after the country's exports jumped in October." MarketWatch 8:01 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks, euro fall on disappointing PMI data/European stocks fell Thursday, pushed lower following a fresh round of downbeat economic data for the struggling region." MarketWatch 8:01 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:40 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:40 PM

 
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