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  • "Apple Defends The Irish Tax Arrangement That Allegedly Saved It Billions Since The '90s" ["Apple today denied to Business Insider that its tax arrangements in Ireland were illegal but suggested that 'corporate tax reform is badly needed.'"]  Business Insider 8:02 AM
  • "EU Believes Apple, Fiat Tax Deals Broke Rules: Letters to Irish and Luxembourg Governments Outline Rationale for Investigation" [Paid Membership Required] 8:20 AM
  • "EU slams Apple's Irish tax deal: Europe's top regulator has accused Ireland of striking a deal with Apple in 1991 that helped the tech giant to artificially lower its tax bill for more than 20 years." CNNMoney 8:19 AM
  • "Apple and Ireland tax deal questioned by EU report" V3 8:25 AM
  • "Q&A: Brussels takes on Ireland over Apple tax" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:24 AM
  • "Apple's iRich problem under Eire: The days of some tax breaks for the world's wealthiest corporations appear limited, at least in Europe, as regulators appear to be acting to close taxation loopholes in a case concerning Apple and Ireland." Computerworld 7:54 AM
  • "State aid SA.38373 (2014/C) (ex 2014/NN) (ex 2014/CP) – Ireland Alleged aid to Apple" [21-page PDF] " European Commission 7:58 AM
  • "iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Available in China on Friday, October 17: Pre-orders Begin Friday, October 10" Apple 8:05 AM
  • "iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Available in China on Friday, October 17" Business Wire 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Gets Another Grand Entrance in China, iPhone 6 On Sale in October" TheStreet 8:26 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Arrives in China on Oct. 17" PC Magazine 9:12 AM
  • "Apple Will Launch iPhone 6 in China on October 17th after Assuaging Chinese Security Concerns" The Mac Observer 7:53 AM
  • "iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Arrive In China On October 17" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "What is Shellshock and How to Protect Against It" Apple Gazette 8:19 AM
  • "Time is money, so you need Office Time for Mac OS X and iOS" Apple Daily Report 8:02 AM
  • "Free: Clean Up Email From Your Mac" Mac 360 7:53 AM
  • "How To Remove A Mac's Startup Chime" Mac 360 7:53 AM
  • "A Free Blast From The Past: Edit Fonts On A Mac" McSolo 7:53 AM
  • "Convert Mac Email To Evernote Notes" Mac 360 7:53 AM
  • "What are your top ten Final Cut Pro X feature requests?" 8:24 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Watch is about more than technology: It's fashion"  Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Watch Makes First Public Appearance at Parisian Fashion Boutique Colette" MacRumors 7:57 AM
  • "Apple and Colette show Apple Watch (behind glass) at one-off event, Jony Ive and Marc Newson present" 9to5Mac 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Rubs Elbows With The Fashion Elite For Paris Apple Watch Event" TechCrunch 9:13 AM
  • "Apple boycotts Computer Bild: An open letter to Tim Cook/In a video Computer Bild showed how easy it is to bend an iPhone 6 Plus. The reaction from Apple: no more testing devices and no more invites for Computer Bild. It is time for an open letter to Tim Cook." Computer Bild 8:31 AM
  • "Europe's best-selling computer magazine Bild gets Apple PR accreditation revoked after #bendgate video" 9to5Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Apple provides facts & figures to support 'greenest building on the planet' claims" 9to5Mac 8:03 AM
  • "Apple (Mostly) Not To Blame In iPhone 6 Plus 'Bendgate' Fiasco: If you buy a gigantic phone, pack it into a pair of skinny jeans, sit on it for 18 hours and find that it's bent, Apple's not to blame for the damage — you are." CIO 8:19 AM
  • "Apple continues to dilly-dally over iPhone 6 launch in India" IndiaTimes 8:18 AM
  • "Ex Apple CEO launches five new smartphones in the Middle East" Cult of Mac 8:32 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "EBay to Spin Off PayPal Business: Activist Carl Icahn Pushed Similar Plan for Online Marketplace" [Paid Membership Required] 8:22 AM
  • "Google Glass: The fuzzy pink bathrobe of technology" Macworld Podcast 8:33 AM
  • "iMore show 423: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus roundtable review!" iMore 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Watch Mass Production Rumored To Start In January; Quanta To Be The Only Supplier" G for Games 10:42 AM
  • "Mass Production of Apple Watch Reportedly Slated for January 2015" MacRumors 10:42 AM
  • "Supply chain rumor says Quanta kicking off Apple Watch production in Jan 2015" 9to5Mac 10:42 AM
  • "iOS 8.1 Carries Hidden Settings for Apple Pay, References Touch ID Support for iPad" MacRumors 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Testing iOS 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 Simultaneously" Modmyi 8:22 AM
  • "Foxconn hiring workers for iPhone 6-series smartphones" DigiTimes 7:57 AM
  • "Samsung Supplying Apple with Panels for iPad Air 2 and 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' Later This Year" MacRumors 7:57 AM
  • "iOS 8 'Reset All Settings' bug erases iCloud Drive" MacIssues 8:21 AM
  • "iOS 8's predictive QuickType keyboard found to suggest parts of your passwords" iDownload Blog 8:32 AM
  • "Want to get the feel of your own Apple Watch today? Print your own ..." 9to5Mac 9:11 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Granted 34 Patents Today Covering an Advanced Infrared Camera System that could work with Apple Pay & Much More" Patently Apple 8:26 AM
  • "Apple patents glasses-free interactive holographic touchscreen display" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Killer Interactive Holographic Display Patent for Future Macs and iDevices" Patently Apple 8:28 AM
  • "A glasses-free, holographic touchscreen iOS device, Mac, 'iTV' perhaps?" Apple Daily Report 8:02 AM
  • "iOS 8 discussion has more today about photo management, iCloud and sync issues; plus user interface changes and network (download) issues." MacInTouch 8:35 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Urp! For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:48 AM
  • "Instaflash For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:48 AM
  • "Get-O PRO For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:48 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:12 AM
  • "Mac Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:12 AM

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  • "The iPhone 6 Plus Mini-Review: Apple's First Phablet" ["The iPhone 6 Plus must be compared to the Galaxy Note 4, which looms large on the horizon as Samsung has consistently succeeded in holding on to their first-mover advantage in the phablet market. If one has to buy a phablet now though, the iPhone 6 Plus is the best one available."]  AnandTech 8:07 AM
  • "iPhone cameras compared: iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 5S/The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offer improved cameras over their predecessors: but by how much? We take a closer look." CNET 9:11 AM
  • "Despite faster A8, higher pixel count of iPhone 6 Plus drives lower FPS benchmarks" AppleInsider 7:57 AM
  • "The Basis Peak wants to be the first heart-rate monitoring wristband that isn't a joke" Macworld 8:06 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "1Password 5 Touches New Heights in iOS 8" TidBITS 8:32 AM
  • "5 Apps You Should Sync to Apple Health: A number of apps connect to Apple Health, but here are five you'll want and how to connect them." PC Magazine 8:22 AM
  • "Hands-on with Places, Waze's latest feature" Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "Review: Seamless, Integrated Wi-Fi Calling on the iPhone 6" Re/code 8:01 AM
  • "iPollute Review: iPollute is a delightful-looking pollution simulator, though it's a bit light on 'game' content." 148Apps 8:30 AM
  • "Don't 'Restore All Settings' in iOS 8 unless you want to lose your iCloud files" Cult of Mac 8:26 AM
  • "How Steve Jobs prepared Apple for controversies like Bendgate" Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Apple's Irish tax woes deepen as European watchdog finds 'illegal state aid' unacceptable" iDownload Blog 10:42 AM
  • "Will Apple Finally Pay Their Fair Share in Taxes? And It's Not Just Apple..." Kirkville 8:29 AM
  • "Sorry, black marketers: Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus finally cleared for sale in China" AppAdvice 8:19 AM
  • "Apple responds to allegations that it owes billions in unpaid taxes" BGR 8:18 AM
  • "The iPhone 6 is ready for its biggest challenge yet" BGR 8:18 AM
  • "Apple And Life In The Media Echo Chamber" PixoBebo 7:53 AM
  • "Can iPhone Users Live 'Off The Grid?" Mac 360 7:52 AM
  • "iPhone 6: Will It Bend? Yes. Who Cares?" Mac 360 7:14 AM
  • "One way (maybe the only way) Yahoo can succeed" I, Cringely 9:12 AM
  • "Just Say No to Ello: The latest attempt at Facebook killer is nothing but misplaced idealism." PC Magazine 9:12 AM
  • "Moto G (2014) review: The best smartphone under $200" PCWorld 8:22 AM
  • "Time Warner, Comcast Most Hated Among Most Hated" FairerPlatform 7:53 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 7:54 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "5 iOS Games On-Sale This Tuesday [Hurry] RazorianFly 10:41 AM
  • "Fleksy Keyboard Updates To Fix Language Downloads, (More)" RazorianFly 10:41 AM
  • "Seek Thermal turns your iPhone into a thermographic camera" 9to5Mac 10:40 AM
  • "Pivotal Payments Ready for Apple Pay – FlexPoint EMV and NFC-enabled integration platform to support Apple Pay" MacPrices 8:22 AM
  • "Belkin's Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD adds much needed ports to any Mac" Macworld 8:12 AM
  • "PDFKey Pro locks and unlocks password-protected PDF documents" prMac 10:42 AM
  • "First Hebrew vowel keyboard released for iOS8" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "ZeroWeather innovates iOS, Android with accurate forecast and 3D scenes" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Picture Book For Children - African Wildlife With Flippen iPad/iPhone" prMac 8:11 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft to unveil new version of Windows; cools Chinese antitrust investigation" Seeking Alpha 7:28 AM
  • "Windows Phone may join Android in a race to the bottom for cheap hardware" BGR 7:49 AM
  • "Microsoft will offer locally hosted cloud services in India: Microsoft hopes to win Indian government business with local Azure and Office 365 services" Computerworld New Zealand 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft opens up Prediction Lab, hopes to pick all the right candidates" Neowin 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Teams Up With Security Group to Fight Cyber 'Bank Robbers'" eWeek 7:55 AM
  • "Cortana makes sure you don't miss nearby concerts" Engadget 7:54 AM
  • "What the enterprise needs to hear from Microsoft/Summary: When Microsoft execs take the stage later today to talk about what the next version of Windows will do for the enterprise, they'll be trying to restore confidence in something that's looking more and more like a legacy OS. Here's what they should be talking about." ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft needs your help to predict the future accurately" Engadget 8:19 AM
  • "Intel Hires Ex-Cisco Security Chief" eWeek 7:55 AM
  • "Intel Deal A Good Template For Chip Consolidation" Seeking Alpha 7:37 AM
  • "Basis unveils its first fitness tracker since getting acquired by Intel" Engadget 7:55 AM
  • "Intel's Basis Takes Second Stab at Health Watch, With Peak" Re/code 8:11 AM
  • "Basis Unveils The Peak, A Smarter Fitness Tracker" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Basis' new fitness tracker actually looks like something you'd want to wear all day and night: The Peak pairs new looks with improved fitness tracking and basic smartwatch features" The Verge 8:15 AM
  • "A Smartwatch That Nudges You to Meet Your Fitness Goals" Wired 8:16 AM
  • "Intel's Investment In China And Other Thoughts" Seeking Alpha 7:27 AM
  • "HP shows Stream line of full Windows laptops, tablets" Electronista 8:19 AM
  • "HP Stream 13.3 and 11.6 Hands-On: Full Windows on a $200 Budget" Gizmodo 7:59 AM
  • "HP unveils budget Windows Stream notebooks with 1TB OneDrive storage/Summary: HP lifts the lid on its Windows-equivalent to the Chromebook with a starting price of $200." ZDNet 8:03 AM
  • "HP takes on Chromebooks with cheap Windows-powered Stream laptops" The Inquirer 8:02 AM
  • "Oracle looks to IoT developers with Java ME Embedded 8.1: More previews than launches, but tangible progress" The Inquirer 8:19 AM
  • "Applied Micro, TI SoCs power first enterprise-class ARM server" EE Times Asia 7:28 AM
  • "ASUS unveils new VivoMini PC, starts at $149" Neowin 8:12 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Evercore raises Apple price target to $125, sees bigger iPhones leading to bigger sales" AppleInsider 10:41 AM
  • "Why Apple Stock Is Up Today" TheStreet 10:41 AM
Industry News
  • "Stocks: 4 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 8:30 AM
  • "Stock Market Today: Futures Higher as Wall Street Cheers eBay" TheStreet 8:30 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Lower After Data: Dow Industrials, S&P 500 on Track For Quarterly Gains" [Paid Membership Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks slide in September/Hong Kong's stock market capped its worst month in more than two years Tuesday as pro-democracy protests in the city swelled again, while shares in Tokyo also fell in reaction to a weaker dollar and a decline in industrial production." MarketWatch 8:30 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks build on gains after inflation data/Stocks in Europe extended gains Tuesday after a key report showed inflation in the eurozone falling to a multiyear low." MarketWatch 8:31 AM

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