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  • "In Beats Restructuring, Apple's Tim Cook Sends Subliminal Message To Pandora"  Seeking Alpha 9:05 AM
  • "Apple Said to Cut 200 Jobs at Beats After Acquisition" Bloomberg 9:15 AM
  • "Apple To Lay Off Around 200 Workers From Beats Following Acquisition" Digital Trends 7:33 AM
  • "Will Apple Save Sapphire Seduction For iPhone 6S?" Forbes 9:14 AM
  • "Apple environmental chief expanding green power efforts" MacNN 8:48 AM
  • "InDesign CC 2014 review: Better e-book tools, easier workflows" Macworld 7:13 AM
  • "Notifier Pro for Gmail review: You've got Gmail notifications on your Mac's menu bar" Macworld 7:13 AM
  • "Review: Macphun's Tonality brings out your inner Ansel Adams" The Next Web 9:05 AM
  • "First look: Shazam for Mac" Macworld 7:18 AM
  • "FxFactory ANIMO plug-in gives a whole new meaning to simple animation" IT.Enquirer 8:55 AM
  • "Preparing a Mac for OS X 10.10 Yosemite" Tuts+ 8:48 AM
  • "Master your windows with Moom and Zooom" Macworld 8:51 AM
  • "Stop Safari from Asking You if You Want Notifications from Websites" Kirkville 9:23 AM
  • "How To Connect A Mac Automatically To A Remote Network" Mac 360 7:20 AM
  • "More Ways To Build A Website On A Mac" Mac 360 7:21 AM
  • "Free: Screen And Microphone Recorder For The Mac" McSolo 7:20 AM
  • "Free: Keep Your Mac From Sleeping" Mac 360 7:20 AM
Press Releases
  • "Beyond the standard flare with Designed Light Effects from Tangent FX" 7:34 AM
  • "Free PDF FCPX in a shared environment updated for 10.1.2" 7:33 AM
  • "Shazam launches official Mac menu bar app to help you identify songs around you" AppAdvice 7:34 AM
  • "Shazam for Mac brings instant music recognition and more to your menu bar" 9to5Mac 7:14 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Yo Is Trying To Get Parody App YOLO Pulled From The App Store" TechCrunch 9:23 AM
  • "Can Samsung Finally Outsexy Apple with This Phone?" LAPTOP Magazine 9:22 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Selfie, belfie, usie, kill me – end this madness: As the monstrous selfie morphs into the painfully pointless 'usie', stop trying to make –ie a thing" Telegraph 9:15 AM
  • "Verizon explains why it's throttling its 'unlimited' data customers" BGR 8:54 AM
  • "Why the Security of USB Is Fundamentally Broken"  Wired 8:52 AM
  • "T-Mobile posts strong Q2 revenue, adds 1.5 million new customers" iMore 7:37 AM
  • "As expected, Samsung Mobile profits slump 31 percent as Chinese competition bites" 9to5Google 7:37 AM
  • "Fitness tracking goes under the security spotlight" CNET 7:18 AM
  • "ACM 265: Ford goes iPhone and Facebook's App Breakup" The Mac Observer 7:21 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Said to Launch on Tuesday, October 14, Part of 'Incredibly Busy' Month for Apple"  MacRumors 7:14 AM
  • "Questionable rumor of iPhone 6 launch on 14th October, iWatch announced the same month?" 9to5Mac 7:14 AM
  • "Apple now rumored to launch iPhone 6 on October 14" CNET 8:51 AM
  • "New report claims the iPhone 6 may release much later than we expected" BGR 8:54 AM
  • "Is Apple finally joining the NFC camp?" iTWire 7:19 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Files Inventions Regarding In-App Programs, Fingerprint Scanning Enrolment and Two that Support the Disabled" Patently Apple 8:56 AM
  • "How Apple's smart music tech could push you harder in workouts" Cult of Mac 7:33 AM
  • "Apple reveals new Security Control Features for Future iWallet" Patently Apple 9:00 AM
  • "Two Apple patents are designed to help low-vision users, the physically impaired" Apple Daily Report 7:21 AM
  • "Apple patent filing involves parental management of digital assets on its various online stores" Apple Daily Report 7:22 AM
  • "Apple wants you to create your own media stations and recommend iTunes content" Apple Daily Report 7:31 AM
  • "Pow! Apple smites Macbook Air EFI firmware update borkage" The Register 9:05 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Marvel Pinball For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:54 AM
  • "Cross The Line For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:54 AM
  • "Starlight: Find Stars And Constellations For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:54 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:31 AM

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  • "Toshiba STOR.E Slim USB 3.0 portable hard drive for Mac review" Macworld UK 8:47 AM
  • "The PureGear DualTek XT is built for Extreme Terrain" TechnologyTell 8:47 AM
  • "Review: ClamCase ClamCase Pro for iPad Air" iLounge 9:24 AM
  • "The Runtastic Orbit Is A Fitness Tracker With All The Right Moves" ReadWrite 9:16 AM
  • "Runtastic Orbit review: The activity tracker that only a Runtastic fanatic could love" TechHive 8:47 AM
  • "Review: Bolse 25W 4-Port USB Wall/Desktop charger With SmartIC Technology" Run Around Tech 9:16 AM
  • "Win At Poker With The Odds Calculator" Mac 360 7:21 AM
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  • "Translate Words & Phrases from Foreign Languages with iPhone & Word Lens" OS X Daily 9:04 AM
  • "Going on a trip? Keep a travel diary with Bonjournal" TechHive 7:18 AM
  • "Timeful for iPhone uses behavioral science to make your calendar and to-do list smart" The Next Web 9:05 AM
  • "Bio Inc. – Biomedical Plague review: kill your patient with lethal diseases" iDownload Blog 8:48 AM
  • "Crazy Taxi: City Rush begins its ride on the iPhone and iPad" iMore 7:37 AM
  • "Poptile - Popping A Fresh Matching Game?" Apple'n'Apps 7:37 AM
  • "Dizzy Fruit - A Fresh Pick, Or Rotten Snack?" Apple'n'Apps 7:37 AM
  • "Fish & Shark - Rising Above The App Store Sea?" Apple'n'Apps 7:37 AM
  • "Formula Force Racing iOS Game Review" Tapscape 9:15 AM
  • "Fish & Shark Review: Fish & Shark's beauty is only scale deep." 148Apps 9:23 AM
  • "5 tips for better MacBook battery life" Computerworld 7:21 AM
  • "Indie App Developers Have It Rough: So What?" Kirkville 8:48 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook receives praise for iOS vision" TechnologyTell 7:26 AM
  • "Why can't we apply rental movie fees to film purchases on iTunes?" Apple Daily Report 7:21 AM
  • "What Apple Did To The iPhone To Get Enterprise Customers (that it did not do to the Mac)" PixoBebo 7:20 AM
  • "Why Mac Benchmarks Don't Matter" Mac 360 7:20 AM
  • "Privacy And Security Are Attacked And Enhanced By This iPhone Accessory" Mac 360 7:19 AM
  • "Samsung Feeling the Squeeze from the Low End and, Soon, the High End" Lou Miranda 8:56 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "There's Been A Great Update to the Text Streaming Spritz Technology" MacNews Blog 9:32 AM
  • "The NomadPlus turns your iPhone charger into a battery pack" Cult of Mac 9:22 AM
  • "Plants vs. Zombies 2 Enters the Second Half of the Dark Ages" 148Apps 9:22 AM
  • "Out Now: 'Angels in the Sky', 'Deep Loot', 'Micromon', 'Super Heavy Sword' and Tons More" Touch Arcade 9:15 AM
  • "Indiegogo's first native iPhone app is now available worldwide following a brief Canada-only stint" The Next Web 9:05 AM
  • "SIG: In Brief: Maxon news at SIGGRAPH 2014" Architosh 7:19 AM
  • "SIG: Chaos Group News for SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver" Architosh 7:18 AM
  • "Letter Storm Hits the Apple Store Like a Hurricane" prMac 8:51 AM
  • "MEKS launches new interactive social media app" prMac 7:13 AM
  • "Together for iPad and iPhone 1.0 Now Available" prMac 7:13 AM
  • "MonApps introduces Mouse Hunter 1.0 for iOS - Hunt Down Mice" prMac 7:13 AM
  • "19 & 20 Year Olds Launch a Photo Messaging App to Complete Your Moments" prMac 7:13 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's board gets turned up to 11 with new member" Neowin 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft creates special Chinese team to help drive adoption" Neowin 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft announces its new development board: the Sharks Cove" Neowin 8:05 AM
  • "Intel's MinnowBoard Max coming in late, commanding higher prices: The open-source PC board lists at $129 but will cost more from the first retailers selling it" Computerworld 7:44 AM
  • "Intel's Raspberry Pi-like MinnowBoard Max behind schedule, selling at a premium" PCWorld 8:19 AM
  • "Intel to see difficulties shipping 40 million tablet CPUs in 2014" DigiTimes 8:17 AM
  • "Intel Rolls Out a New Update for Its Bluetooth Adapters – Download Version 17.1.1406.01" Softpedia 8:16 AM
  • "AMD's Kaveri onslaught: New A10 & A8 APUs, better pricing, lower power consumption" ExtremeTech 7:58 AM
  • "AMD's Kaveri processors coming to smaller, cheaper desktops: AMD's new chips will bring console-style gaming to small desktops" IDG News Service 7:44 AM
  • "AMD Readies Steamroller Based A4-7300, Athlon X4 860K / 840, Athlon X2 450 and FX-8370 For AM3+ Processors For Q3 2014" WCCF Tech 8:15 AM
  • "AMD A10-7800 Review" bit-tech 8:16 AM
  • "ARM-based servers get a boost with AMD developer kit and Red Hat support" V3 8:16 AM
  • "AMD Announces Availability of its first 64-Bit ARM-Based Server Processor" Uncover California 8:15 AM
  • "IBM buys access control and identity management firm CrossIdeas: With CrossIdeas, IBM is gaining auditing tools for policing segregation-of-duties violations across disparate systems" IDG News Service 8:12 AM
  • "IBM buys access control and identity management firm CrossIdeas" PCWorld 8:17 AM
  • "IBM snaps up Italian cloud security vendor CrossIdeas/Summary: IBM is adding more troops for its assault on the enterprise security market - this time with an Italian vendor giving it tools to handle segregation of duties." ZDNet 8:18 AM
  • "IBM snaps up Crossideas for identity management know-how" Gigaom 8:03 AM
  • "Michael Dell is funding this company to move surveillance cameras onto the cloud" VentureBeat 8:08 AM
  • "Oracle Updates Database, Linux, Project Offerings" Top Tech News 8:19 AM
  • "Danish researchers achieve fastest single-laser data transfer speeds ever" Engadget 7:54 AM
  • "No patch yet for zero day in Symantec Endpoint Protection software driver: Symantec has published recommendations for mitigating the danger" IDG News Service 7:43 AM
  • "Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns" Reuters 8:25 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "UBS praises Apple CEO Tim Cook for thinking 'big,' pushing for iOS to become ubiquitous" AppleInsider 7/30
Industry News
  • "Stocks: 4 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 8:31 AM
  • "Stock Market Today: Futures Sink as International Markets Sit in the Red" TheStreet 8:30 AM
  • "U.S. Stock Futures Drop: European Markets Fall Sharply; Argentina on Brink of Default" [Paid Membership Required] 8:30 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks snap winning streak, but rise for July/Japanese stocks broke their four-day string of advances on Thursday, but still notched a solid gain for the month of July." MarketWatch 8:30 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Disappointing earnings, weak inflation hit European stocks/A raft of disappointing earnings reports from European heavyweights pushed the region's stock markets to sharp losses on Thursday, while another soft inflation reading for the euro zone offered little consolation." MarketWatch 8:30 AM

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