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Friday Highlights: Linley Group, chip industry researchers, test mobile chips finding Apple's A10 "notably faster" than the competition; iPhone 7 series make up 43% of Q3 sales in US; Apple announces conference call for October 25th Q4 earnings; 25 years ago Apple introduced the PowerBook, "the computer that defined the laptop"; department store in Paris will close down their Apple Watch area due to poor sales; investigation by Apple into iPhone 7 which allegedly set vehicle on fire; Microsoft Surface seeing healthy sales while iPad demand is tepid; $13,000 in iPhones stolen from Apple Store; Internet suffered DDoS attack this morning blacking out many popular web sites; Google's Pixel phone submerged for 30 minutes, survives; Michael deAgonia's deep dive review into Apple Watch Series 2, YouTuber posts speed test between Google Pixel and iPhone 7 Plus.

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  • "Apple's 'A10' iPhone Chip Smokes the Competition, Says Linley Group"  Barron's 6:40 AM
  • "iPhone 7/Plus accounted for 43% of all U.S. iPhone sales in Q3 in just two weeks" 9to5Mac 6:56 AM
  • "FY 16 Fourth Quarter Results Conference Call" ["Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. PDT/5:00 p.m. EDT"] Apple 7:55 AM
  • "How to set up and use Find My Mac" iMore 6:56 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes file conversion, album artwork, and more/Your questions about iTunes, answered by Kirk McElhearn." Macworld 6:55 AM
  • "How to Change Siri Keyboard Shortcut for Mac" OS X Daily 12:35 PM
  • "FCPX Fincher Style Part II - Handoff for Mastering" 9:40 AM
  • "How to use the Dock on your Mac" iMore 9:42 AM
  • "How to get rid of useless email addresses in your Contacts" Macworld 7:28 AM
  • "A Cheaper Photoshop-like App For Macs" Mac360 7:26 AM
Press Releases
  • "Master iCloud with Take Control of iCloud, Fifth Edition" Kirkville 7:00 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The Apple PowerBook at 25 - the computer that defined the laptop" AFP Relax News 7:03 AM
  • "China is now the world's biggest iOS app spender, overtaking the U.S." Mashable 6:52 AM
  • "Report claims Apple Watch area in Paris department store to close due to poor sales" 9to5Mac 7:42 AM
  • "Apple investigating iPhone 7 that set car on fire, spurious comparisons with Note 7 being made" 9to5Mac 6:56 AM
  • "Surfer claims his iPhone 7 burst into flames and blew up his car" The Next Web 7:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface sales boom amid tepid iPad demand" AppleInsider 6:56 AM
  • "Apple's website leaks hints of impending Apple Pay support in Germany" AppleInsider 10:17 AM
  • "iPhone thieves jacking $13,000 worth of goods from Apple Store caught on camera" The Next Web 7:03 AM
  • "Band of thieves swipe $13K in iPhones from busy Apple store" AppleInsider 6:56 AM
  • "Thieves Love iPhones – More than $13,000 Stolen from Apple Store" DailyTech 7:14 AM
  • "Beats 1 finally gets an official Facebook page" Cult of Mac 9:39 AM
  • "Steve Jobs exhibition will take place on Samsung's home turf" Cult of Mac 10:49 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: PowerBook 100 series is a smash hit" Cult of Mac 9:39 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Pixel teardown reveals little OEM branding, best repairability score of any HTC device" 9to5Google 10:49 AM
  • "US investigating Friday's internet blackout as 'criminal act': The government is looking to see if the recent internet outage was a more than just a stunt." Engadget 12:35 PM
  • "Here's What's Wrong With the Internet This Morning" Time 10:07 AM
  • "Popular sites like Amazon, Twitter and Netflix suffer outages" CNNMoney 9:42 AM
  • "A massive DDOS attack against Dyn DNS is causing havok online" The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "Google Pixel Submerged Underwater For 30 Minutes And Survives" UberGizmo 7:20 AM
  • "The Nintendo Switch dock is only for charging and TV output" The Verge 7:04 AM
  • "Why Data Is So Important to Educating Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa" PC Magazine 6:57 AM
  • "Amazon as an ISP Isn't Bonkers—It Makes Perfect Sense" Wired 6:49 AM
  • "Joe Kissell Takes Control of iCloud...Again" MacVoices 1:00 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-10-21: iPhone 7 Fire, Microsoft Surface on the Rise" The Mac Observer 12:48 PM
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks upcoming Apple event, MacBook Pro rumors, IBM" AppleInsider 6:56 AM
  • "iPhone 7 cellular performance test: Qualcomm's modem is better than Intel's" Macworld 11:52 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Plus devices using Intel modem perform worse than those with Qualcomm kit: Research finds quality drops off as conditions worsen" V3 7:05 AM
  • "Not every iPhone 7 is created equal" BetaNews 11:52 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Plus Has Huge Difference Between Carriers" Tom's Guide 7:24 AM
  • "Troubleshoot iPhone Battery Problems" MacMost 10:23 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:42 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:42 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:42 AM

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  • "Deep dive: The Apple Watch Series 2 delivers on last year's promise/This year's model addresses many first-generation flaws." Computerworld 6:48 AM
  • "iPhone 7 Plus Vs Google Pixel: Speed tests show performance isnt close" BGR 9:42 AM
  • "How to book a reservation through Apple Maps on iOS 10" Cult of Mac 11:51 AM
  • "How to use Tapbacks on your Apple Watch" iMore 7:08 AM
  • "iOS 11 wish list: One-handed keyboard" iMore 12:35 PM
  • "The iPhone queues are alive and well in Samsung country" Apple Must 11:56 AM
  • "What to expect from Apple's new Mac 'hello" Computerworld 10:32 AM
  • "C is for Camera: Want a better camera but don't want to upgrade to iPhone 7? There are apps and accessories for that!" iMore 10:08 AM
  • "Google's Pixel Smartphone Is The iPhone 6s" Mac360 9:31 AM
  • "That iPhone Selfie Might Be At The F.B.I." NoodleMac 9:31 AM
  • "Macs And iPhones Cost Less" Mac360 7:53 AM
  • "What the new MacBook Pro might have learned from iPhones and iPads: It's been a while since Apple overhauled the MacBook Pro, and the way we interact with our technology has subtly shifted in the meantime." Macworld 7:21 AM
  • "The 12.9-inch iPad Pro as Everyday Carry" iPad Insight 6:40 AM
  • "Why Fitness Trackers Aren't Making Us Healthier" Time 7:00 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Sonos Speakers Now Available on Apple Online Store Around the World" MacRumors 12:45 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 7 rollout continues with 4 more countries November 4" 9to5Mac 9:42 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung, Lead J.D. Power Smartphone Satisfaction Rankings in Full-Service and Non-Contract Segments" MacPrices 9:31 AM
  • "Samenvatting: Acrobits kondigt integratie in iOS10 CallKit aan" Business Wire 7:13 AM
  • "Manuzapp Stickers Stamp 1.0 for iOS 10 Messages Now Available" prMac 11:51 AM
  • "Nk Advertising Media introduces new Mobile Game - Galactic Turbo Racer" prMac 9:39 AM
  • "Senegal Radio Live 2.0 for iOS - Release Info" prMac 9:39 AM
  • "Studio Master Key releases Scrabble Kingdom 1.0 for iOS - New Word Game" prMac 9:39 AM
  • "Project Planning Pro 2.0 Brings Complete Project Planning to the iPhone" prMac 6:55 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Q1 FY2017 by the numbers: $22.34 billion revenue, $5.98 billion profit" BetaNews 12:37 PM
  • "Surface Pro 4 helps Microsoft make £3.8 billion in profits last quarter" Wired UK 9:20 AM
  • "Wall Street Reacts as Microsoft Shares Reach All-Time High" WSJ Blogs 10:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Shares Hit All-Time High" [Paid Membership Required] 9:59 AM
  • "Microsoft shares hit all-time high after earnings beat" CNBC 9:58 AM
  • "Cloud growth still name of the game for Microsoft" Tech Central 9:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure up 116% year-over-year, cloud annualised run rate hits $13 billion" Ars Technica UK 9:09 AM
  • "The cloud helps Microsoft top earnings expectations" Business Live 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft's stock hits new all-time high after latest financial results" Neowin 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft shares at new high as cloud focus pays off" CBR Online 9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft reports rising revenues thanks to Office, Surface, and cloud services" The Verge 9:03 AM
  • "Four things we learned from Microsoft's Q1 results" CRN UK 9:57 AM
  • "Stocks Decline on Rush of Earnings From Microsoft to McDonald's" TheStreet 9:57 AM
  • "Microsoft shares surge past 1999 high" USA Today 9:55 AM
  • "AdDuplex: Windows 10 Mobile isn't growing; Anniversary Update reaches 77% of Windows 10 PCs" Neowin 9:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Fiscal Results Point To Sweet Success In The Cloud" TechWeekEurope 9:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Shares Surpass 1999 High on Cloud Computing Business" TheStreet 9:24 AM
  • "Cloud Lifts Microsoft Stock to Record Height" Light Reading 9:21 AM
  • "Microsoft opens cybersecurity centre to boost investments in India" Live Mint 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft picks Delhi NCR for its 7th cyber security centre" Rediff 9:20 AM
  • "Microsoft launches cybersecurity engagement centre in India" Money Control 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft stock beats dotcom boom peak after strong cloud growth" V3 9:10 AM
  • "IBM Watson: Not So Elementary" Fortune 8:55 AM
  • "IBM exec says Macs are way more wallet-friendly than Windows PCs" TechRadar UK 8:57 AM
  • "Mac vs. PC: Windows Desktops Up to $535 More Expensive than Macs, IBM Says" Softpedia 8:55 AM
  • "Macs are much cheaper than PCs in the long run says IBM" Coolsmartphone 8:54 AM
  • "IBM actually found PCs to be three times more expensive than Macs, according to Big Blue's Fletcher Previn who was speaking at at the Jamf Nation User Conference." Computer Business Review 8:54 AM
  • "Men need to do more to support gender diversity, says Dell EMC exec" CIO 7:51 AM
  • "Intel gets boost from top EU court adviser who says its $1.16 billion fine should be reviewed" TechSpot 7:50 AM
  • "Flaw in Intel Haswell microprocessors exposes chips to malware" V3 7:48 AM
  • "Intel asserts trademark rights against John McAfee" PCWorld 7:49 AM
  • "Radeon RX 465 on the way? AMD's third Polaris 10 card to take on the GTX 1050 Ti" PCGames 7:42 AM
  • "Is AMD releasing a 1050 competitor?" PCR Online 7:42 AM
  • "AMD Revenue Forecast Falls Short of Estimates" CDR Info 7:42 AM
  • "AMD Q3 2016 reports $1.3 billion revenue, net loss of $406 million" Hexus 7:41 AM
  • "AMD boasts of revenue boost, hit by $406 million quarterly loss" bit-tech 7:41 AM
  • "AMD is a rounding error on Intel's spreadsheet and that sucks for us all" The Register 7:39 AM
  • "Driver-update: AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.2 Hotfix" Tweakers 7:40 AM
  • "AMD Releases Radeon Crimson Edition 16.10.2 Hotfix - Download and Apply Now" Softpedia 7:38 AM
  • "Oracle Fixes 253 Security Flaws In October Update" TechWeekEurope 7:36 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Will Apple Stock Gain on Positive Linley Commentary?" TheStreet 8:59 AM
Industry News
  • "Dow falls as GE results outweigh Microsoft's record: U.S. stocks traded lower on Friday after the latest batch of key corporate earnings raised new concerns about whether the pace of economic activity was justifying equity valuations." MarketWatch 12:55 PM
  • "Microsoft stock hits a new all-time high. Here's why: The boom times are officially back for Microsoft." CNNMoney 12:54 PM
  • "Stocks Mixed In Afternoon Trade; Microsoft, PayPal, Proofpoint Soar: Major averages weren't doing much of anything Friday afternoon, trading mixed and mostly unchanged, as earnings reports once again took center stage." Investor's Business Daily 12:52 PM
  • "Stocks lose steam despite earnings beats from Microsoft and McDonald's: U.S. stocks traded lower on Friday, despite a slew of strong earnings reports. The S&P 500 remains stuck in a narrow trading range, as investors grapple with a number of wildcards over the next few months. TheStreet's Scott Gamm reports from Wall Street. Video provided by TheStreet Newslook" USA Today 12:51 PM
  • "Dollar Rallies as Investors Bet on Higher Rates: Bids on a December rate increase lead U.S. currency to highest level since March" [Paid Membership Required] 12:49 PM
  • "Asian stocks pull lower as dollar strengthens: A strong dollar sent Asian shares broadly lower on Friday, with the Nikkei reversing gains in the late session after an earthquake rocked Western Japan." MarketWatch 10:09 AM
  • "European stocks end with a whimper, but log weekly win: European stocks finished flat Friday, with some indexes easing from multimonth highs as investors waded through corporate reports while they considered European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's hint toward the possibility of more monetary stimulus." MarketWatch 12:47 PM

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