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  • "iWork '14 review: Still waiting for that great leap forward/No backward compatibility, but the productivity suite is free for all Mac, iOS users." Ars Technica 8:03 AM
  • "ScreenFlow 5 review: The Mac's best screencasting app gets better with iOS capture" Macworld 7:16 AM
  • "Ten Mac freeware apps for your new Apple baby" The Register 7:55 AM
  • "Free: The Ultimate Single Use, Single Purpose Mac App" McSolo 7:11 AM
  • "How To Record FaceTime Calls On A Mac" Mac 360 7:11 AM
  • "How To Rip DVDs To A Mac (but not this way)" BohemianBoomer 7:10 AM
  • "A Couple Of Inexpensive Ways To Diagram With Shapes On A Mac" TeraTalks 7:10 AM
  • "2 Inexpensive Mac Apps You Don't Need But Will Use Once You Try Each One" NoodleMac 7:10 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Alert: Online retailers thankful for another strong Turkey Day sales session" ["Apple iOS vs. Android: Apple iOS once again led the way in mobile shopping this holiday season, outpacing Android across three key metrics"]  IBM 8:33 AM
  • "IBM analytics show that iOS dominates online purchasing in both transactions and average sale values" 9to5Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Apple dominates top tech searches for 2014: Apple's iPhones, iPads and upcoming Apple Watch were among the most popular searches of the year made via Yahoo" Telegraph 8:09 AM
  • "When iPads fall, Windows tablets rise" BetaNews 11/27
  • "Bell Employees Planted Glowing Online Reviews Of New Bell App" CBC 11/27
  • "Square is Figuring Out How to Make Apple Pay Available With Its Service" PadGadget 11/27
  • "Apple's Latest iPhone 6 Ad Showcases Voice Text in iOS 8" TechnoBuffalo 11/27
  • "Looks like no Black Friday deals in European Apple Stores – just (RED) donations on Cyber Monday" 9to5Mac 11/27
  • "Watch Apple's Black Friday iPhone Ads" Time 11/27
  • "Video: Apple is not done releasing funny iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ads" BGR 11/27
  • "Apple debuts additional iPhone 6 ad, highlights Voice Text" MacNN 11/27
  • "This is Apple's first advert for Beats" Shiny Shiny 11/27
  • "Natalie Portman Rumored to Take On a Role in Aaron Sorkin's Jobs Biopic" Modmyi 11/27
  • "Natalie Portman Rumored to Have Role In Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic" PadGadget 11/27
  • "Blackberry offers iPhone users up to $550 to trade in for a Passport" Time 11/27
Non-Apple News
  • "This holiday season, Taylor Swift is stressing drone safety" The Daily Dot 11/27
  • "The Independent and other sites 'hacked' by the Syrian Electronic Army" CNBC 11/27
  • "Vector 68: Things that are (RED)" iMore 11/27
  • "iMore show 432: Holiday gift guide" iMore 11/27
  • "Your Mac Life Archives #1034 for November 26th, 2014!" Your Mac Life 11/27
  • "iPhone chip orders slowing down, say IC designers" DigiTimes 7:44 AM
  • "Two-thirds of iPhone and iPad users now running iOS 8.0/8.1" ZDNet 8:59 AM
  • "iOS 8 is installed on 60 percent of iPhones and iPads despite persistent problems" The Inquirer 7:56 AM
  • "Clever hack lets CarPlay run on an iPhone 6" Cult of Mac 7:44 AM
  • "Back of iDevices set to lose ugly FCC markings as E-Label Act signed by President Obama" 9to5Mac 11/27
  • "Apple is looking to hire virtual reality engineers" The Inquirer 11/27
  • "iPhone 5C could be killed next year, and Apple's cheap and cheerful line might die with it" The Independent 11/27
  • "Farewell Apple iPhone 5c, it was nice knowing you/Not for the colourful anymore: the iThing maker will halt production of its budget smartphone next year" Stuff Magazine 11/27
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Circadia (Puzzle) For iPhone/iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7:14 AM
  • "Remoter VNC -Remote Desktop For iPhone/iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 7:14 AM
  • "MetalWars3 For iPhone/iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 7:14 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "Apple's Black Friday offer: iTunes Store gift cards with purchase, to benefit (RED)" Macworld 7:16 AM
  • "Apple Store Black Friday sale for 2014: $100 iTunes gift card with Macs, $50 with iPads, $25 with iPods and more" MacPrices 7:06 AM
  • "Black Friday Mac: Refurbished Retina MBP, $999; MBA, $719; iMac, $929; Mac Pro, $2,549" FairerPlatform 7:06 AM
  • "Black Friday Sale" equinux 7:06 AM

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iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Microsoft Excel vs Apple Numbers for iPad review: which is the best spreadsheet app for iPad?" Macworld UK 7:49 AM
  • "Gmail's Inbox Doesn't Organize Email, It Reminds You To Answer It" AddictiveTips 7:50 AM
  • "You Should Play: TwoDots brings a much-needed twist to the match-three genre" Macworld 7:16 AM
  • "Appidemic: Skater for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" TechnologyTell 8:01 AM
  • "How To Easily Delete All Screenshots On iPhone To Quickly Free Up Space" Redmond Pie 8:17 AM
  • "How to sync your baby with your iPhone: A new Bluetooth-enabled dummy constantly records your baby's temperature and alerts you if they start to get ill, and will even sound an alarm if they wander away from you" Telegraph 8:09 AM
  • "How to make the most of bringing the iPad to work" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "How to find the lowest prices on Apple's Macs and iPads this Black Friday" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "Darkness Reborn Review: It's a little mindless but Darkness Reborn is mostly just good fun." 148Apps 8:33 AM
  • "11 top tips to get the most from iPhone 6 and iOS 8.1" BetaNews 8:01 AM
  • "Our crystal ball says the top-selling smartwatch this season will be ..." ["The second most popular? The Apple Watch."] VentureBeat 9:06 AM
  • "This iOS 9 concept video is full of great ideas Apple should seriously consider" phoneArena 7:45 AM
  • "The iPhone You Want To Keep Locked" Mac 360 7:10 AM
  • "Google's Pie-in-the-Sky Dream Products vs. Apple's Products That People Actually Use" PixoBebo 7:10 AM
  • "Guess What Technology Gadget Maker Is Not On Time's Top 10 Gadgets of 2014?" Mac 360 7:09 AM
  • "iCloud: Lame, Anemic, Or Waiting?" Mac 360 7:09 AM
  • "Wish List: Siri integration with Apple TV" Six Colors 11/27
  • "9 things Tim Cook has to be thankful for" Cult of Mac 11/27
  • "Oh boy! The Mickey Mouse Apple Watch is no heart-throb" The Register 11/27
  • "How Apple keeps AirDrop files private and secure" iMore 11/27
  • "Insecurity blanket: iOS has antivirus makers feeling left out" Macworld 11/27
  • "iOS 8.1: Why you should update, and how" V3 11/27
  • "China Mobile's 4G Explosive Growth Is Positive For Apple" Forbes 11/27
  • "9 things Tim Cook has to be thankful for" Cult of Mac 11/27
  • "Apple-IBM products in November? Not quite" PCWorld 11/26
  • "Why iPhone 6 Tablet/Laptop Cannibalization Is Overhyped – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 11/26
  • "How the iPhone 6 Plus is changing people's reading habits" Quartz 11/26
  • "Apple MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro: Which Should You Buy?" LAPTOP Magazine 11/26
  • "What if Your Windshield Was Made of Gorilla Glass? The Beginning of the Glass Age" TG Daily 8:09 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "RPG Reload File 016 - 'Ravensword: The Fallen King'" Touch Arcade 8:09 AM
  • "HandsFree 2 (iOS 8) Released With Official Support for iOS 8, CallBar Support" Modmyi 8:02 AM
  • "'AppHeads' is an Awesome New Multitasking Jailbreak Tweak for iOS 7 and 8" Modmyi 8:02 AM
  • "Red Bull Racers updates with new winter levels and vehicles" iMore 8:02 AM
  • "Version 2.0 of 1Writer features iOS 8 optimizations, iPhone 6 support and more" AppAdvice 7:46 AM
  • "Awesome iOS 8 widgets that make your Today screen worth tapping" Cult of Mac 7:45 AM
  • "Rugby Nations 15 out now on iOS and Android" prMac 7:15 AM
  • "Divine Academy on the App Store in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore" prMac 7:15 AM
  • "Ball Wall - Soccer Ball released for iOS/Android - Addictive New Game" prMac 7:15 AM
  • "Milk the cows, shear the sheep and feed the baby dragon in Bamba Farm" prMac 7:15 AM
  • "Tap That Pic! 1.0 for iOS - Beautiful New Preschoolers Flash Card Game" prMac 7:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's ComScore Numbers Have Been Changed To Hide A Massive Traffic Collapse" Business Insider 11/27
  • "We'll Get Our First Look At Windows 10 Consumer Features In January" TechCrunch 11/27
  • "Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 consumer features at January event" The Verge 11/27
  • "Windows 10 Consumer Release Features To Be Announced In January" Redmond Pie 11/27
  • "Microsoft prematurely announces that it has acquired Acompli" Neowin 11/27
  • "Email startup Acompli to join Microsoft's Office team?" ZDNet 11/27
  • "Microsoft Appears To Pre-Announce Its Purchase Of Email Startup Acompli" TechCrunch 11/27
  • "Microsoft Leaks Its Own Acquisition Announcement--Is Redmond Scooping Up Email Startup Acompli?" Forbes 11/27
  • "Adidas adds Microsoft's MixRadio to its miCoach Smart Run watch" Engadget 11/27
  • "LG is preparing a competitor for the Microsoft Surface Pro" Hexus 11/27
  • "IBM is moving fast in cloud but is it fast enough to matter?" Gigaom 11/27
  • "AMD delays financial day event as it rethinks its roadmap" ET Mag 11/27
  • "Intel, AMD: This Is the Beginning of the Consumer PC Recovery, Says Wells" Barron's 11/27
  • "Cisco Systems CMO Sells $675,000 in Stock (CSCO)" WatchList News 11/27
  • "Does Oracle's licensing leave its customers 'hostile and filled with deep-rooted mistrust'?" Computing 11/27
  • "European parliament votes in favor of breaking up Google" Ars Technica 11/27
  • "EU Parliament calls on Commission to consider Google break-up" Gigaom 11/27
  • "European Parliament Passes Resolution Calling For Breakup Of Google" Time 11/27
  • "European Parliament passes vote asking for Google to be broken up" Engadget 11/27
  • "E.U. Parliament, in Nonbinding Measure, Calls for Breaking Up Google" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/27
  • "European Parliament Approves Google Breakup Resolution: Nonbinding Decision Pressures EU Commission as it Probes Google's Search Practices" [Paid Membership Required] 11/27
  • "European Union wants Google to extend 'right to be forgotten' worldwide" Engadget 11/27
  • "Google should extend Right to be Forgotten worldwide, says EU data watchdog" The Inquirer 11/27
  • "EU Pushes Google To Extend 'Right To Be Forgotten' To US Website" redOrbit 11/27
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Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks decline as auto makers fall/Japan stocks posted a second straight day of drops on Thursday, as auto makers suffered heavy losses after the U.S. regulators ordered a nationwide recall of air bags made by Japanese company Takata Corp." MarketWatch 11/27
  • "Europe Markets: German unemployment falls to low, boosts European stocks/A raft of economic data out on Thursday offered much-needed good news for Europe, helping send regional stock indexes higher almost across the board." MarketWatch 11/27

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