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Wednesday Highlights: Josh Constine at TechCrunch surmises that the strategy for Apple Music "is no-paywall premieres, not exclusives"; couple of articles from The Motley Fool analyze Apple's China plans as "one of the company's most important markets", the other looks at the hook up between Apple and Best Buy to carry Apple Watch in stores; over in the UK, Supreme Court grants Google right to appeal verdict against them over Safari ad tracking; LAPTOP Magazine compares the newly released Windows 10 against OS X El Capitan, granting the win to Microsoft; and ZDNet has a primer on running Windows 10 on your Mac; Jim Lynch doesn't see Windows 10 winning over many users from OS X; one such users is Jordan Novet at VentureBeat, but the jury is still out; new findings via IDC on the tablet shipment front reveal Apple and Samsung, still leaders, but both declining with iPad falling below 25% of the market—more in our General Interest section; Jonny Evans on T-Mobile's new iPhone deal; embattled NFL QB Tom Brady ditched his Samsung "crap" for an iPhone 6; hackers can now hack sniper rifles that are connected via WiFi; AT&T doesn't like the $100 million fine from the FCC over data throttling, asks for fine to be dropped; Macworld goes hands on with the more accurate Apple Maps in iOS 9, another review takes a look at Apple Music in iOS 9; should Apple acquire GoPro?

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  • "Apple Music's Strategy Is No-Paywall Premieres, Not Exclusives"  TechCrunch 12:26 PM
  • "What Apple, Inc. Said About China on Its Latest Earnings Call: Apple execs took plenty of time on the company's latest call to discuss one of the company's most important markets."  The Motley Fool 8:56 AM
  • "Apple, Inc. Takes a Different Strategy With Apple Watch: After launching only through its retail stores, Apple will now partner with Best Buy."  The Motley Fool 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Eyed BMW i3 As A Design For Electric Car: Report" Forbes 8:21 AM
  • "Apple releases the third public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan" Macworld 4:14 PM
  • "Apple Releases Third OS X El Capitan Public Beta" MacRumors 4:23 PM
  • "Apple provides public beta testers with third build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan" AppleInsider 4:24 PM
  • "Apple releases OS X 10.11 Public Beta 3 to testers" 9to5Mac 4:23 PM
  • "Google granted appeal over Safari ad tracking case in UK" V3 9:18 AM
  • "Sue us for Safari ad tracking? You'll be lucky, peons, cackles Google: Supreme Court appeal permission could let Chocolate Factory shut the floodgates" The Register 8:20 AM
  • "iTunes Connect is down again and developers are annoyed...again" The Next Web 9:34 AM
  • "Saying Goodbye to Dropbox: BBEdit crashes on launch" Foliovision 8:14 AM
  • "Fantastical 2.4 - Draft Events" MacSparky 9:28 PM
  • "Windows 10 vs. OS X El Capitan: Why Microsoft Wins" LAPTOP Magazine 11:28 AM
  • "Using the Apple system font in your web content" iMore 9:29 PM
  • "Running Windows 10 on a Mac: Frequently asked questions" ZDNet 8:49 AM
  • "Speed Ramping in Premiere ProBy Daniel in Premiere Pro,Tutorial,Video Tutorials" Layers Magazine 9:19 AM
  • "Pointers: Six tools for writing books" MacNN 9:19 AM
  • "Removing Persistent Alarming Safari Pop-Up Windows" MacMost 10:13 AM
  • "Options for quickly opening recent documents in OS X" MacIssues 9:23 AM
  • "Horcrux for Mac OS X makes it a breeze to backup, migrate email accounts" Apple Daily Report 8:16 AM
  • "The Mac's Most Reliable And Robust Backup And Sync App Goes Lite" Mac 360 8:17 AM
  • "Check Your Mac's Firewall From The Menubar" BohemianBoomer 8:17 AM
  • "Swift Diary #5: Yet More Uses for KVC" inessential 12:38 PM
  • "Windows 10 is no threat to OS X" CIO 11:44 AM
  • "Why I'm not ready to switch from Mac to Windows 10" VentureBeat 10:19 AM
Press Releases
  • "Positive Grid Launches BIAS FX Desktop" IT.Enquirer 8:15 AM
  • "El Capitan updates for DEVONagent and DEVONsphere Express" DEVONtechnologies 8:15 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Campus 2 headquarters to feature visitor center with observation deck, store" AppleInsider 5:22 PM
  • "Apple Campus 2 Will Have Full Blown Visitor Center with Store, Cafe, Observation Deck" The Mac Observer 9:30 PM
  • "IDC: Tablet shipments decline for third quarter in a row, leaders Apple and Samsung lose market share again" VentureBeat 8:54 AM
  • "iPad Market Share Falls Below 25% as Tablet Market Continues to Decline" MacRumors 9:16 AM
  • "IDC: iPad lead continues to decline while overall tablet market shrinks" 9to5Mac 9:19 AM
  • "Apple increases its presence in China with new flagship Hong Kong store" Cult of Mac 9:16 AM
  • "With its latest iPhone deal, T-Mobile takes control" Computerworld 8:15 AM
  • "42% of iPhone 6 owners in the U.S. say they've used Apple Pay" Cult of Mac 11:39 AM
  • "Kids say the darnedest things about the Apple Watch: If Apple hired Nickelodeon to run focus groups, this is what they'd sound like." Fortune 8:58 AM
  • "Poll: Three months in, are those Apple Watch activity circles motivating, annoying or irrelevant?" 9to5Mac 8:40 AM
  • "Tom Brady -- Disses Samsung ... I Replaced That Crap with iPhone 6" TMZ Sports 11:33 AM
  • "Tom Brady's Deflategate riposte: I switched from Samsung to iPhone 6. So?" CNET 4:13 PM
  • "Doh! Teens sold iPhones that were Play-Doh bricks, police say/Technically Incorrect: In the latest attempt at fooling the unsuspecting and gullible, three Detroit area teens allegedly talk a MetroPCS store into buying fake iPhones." CNET 8:27 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung profits drop as mobile arm suffers 37.6% crash in Q2" AppleInsider 9:31 PM
  • "Samsung Elec cautious on outlook, says mobile business environment tough" Reuters 8:40 PM
  • "Study Sees Strong HTML5 Growth as Dev Platform" eWeek 5:21 PM
  • "Now The Blind Can Read Texts On This New Braille Smartwatch" Popular Science 4:23 PM
  • "Hackers Can Change This Sniper Rifle's Target: Hackers can gain access when the gun's computer is connected to Wi-Fi." Fortune 11:26 AM
  • "New digital consent initiative to give users control of personal data" BetaNews 9:13 AM
  • "Here's the real story behind the Apple of prison tech" Tech Insider 8:52 AM
  • "AT&T Urges FCC to Drop $100 Million Fine, Says Data Throttling Doesn't Harm Customers" MacRumors 8:43 AM
  • "AT&T doesn't want to be throttled for throttling customers" 9to5Mac 8:40 AM
  • "Extra sneaky Hammertoss malware acts just like you on your computer" CNET 8:30 AM
  • "ACM 317: T-Mobile's Crazy iPhone Deal, Fitness Tracking Accuracy, Listener Comments" The Mac Observer 8:20 PM
  • "Macworld Podcast 467: Apple earnings, Apple Pay, and shade-enfreude" Macworld 4:23 PM
  • "Clockwise #97: Given Phones and Sent into the World" Six Colors 1:23 PM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 025 | Apple Watch holiday plans, Apple Music growing pains, & Apple's latest marketing approach" 9to5Mac 1:12 PM
  • "Joe Kissell Takes Control of Keynote" MacVoices 12:59 PM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-29: Fitness Tracker Accuracy, Logitech's new Mouse" The Mac Observer 12:26 PM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 118: Alympus has fallen" iDownload Blog 9:22 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:15 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:15 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:15 AM

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  • "Review: Powerit Portable Jump Start & Power Supply Kit" ["And even if you're not in an emergency situation, the Powerit will come in quite handy when camping or boating with the family for a weekend and you all need a little extra boost for your iPhone, laptop, camera, etc."] TechnologyTell 9:20 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on with Maps in iOS 9: Introducing public transit and more accurate data" Macworld 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Music in iOS 9 gets a much-needed redesign: The iOS 9 public beta cleans up Apple Music's numerous options for a more streamlined listening experience." Macworld 8:41 AM
  • "VideoSoap review: Scrub noise out of Camera Roll videos in a single tap" Macworld 8:42 AM
  • "Hands On: Learn Spanish with MosaLingua 7.0 (iOS)" MacNN 9:16 AM
  • "How To Use Apple Watch To Check Your iPhone's Battery" TeraTalks 8:16 AM
  • "'Guardian Sword' Review – A Silly and Strategic Match Three RPG" Touch Arcade 9:19 AM
  • "'Champion Of The Gods' Review - Destiny's Child" Touch Arcade 11:27 AM
  • "Can't favorite songs on Beats 1 or add them to iCloud Music Library? Here's why!" iMore 4:23 PM
  • "How to keep third-party apps active on your Apple Watch, rather than returning to the clock" AppleInsider 10:19 AM
  • "How to Disable Automatic Renewal in Apple Music" Apple Gazette 9:15 AM
  • "Trackpad gestures and keyboard shortcuts, or: Windows 10 for the Mac user" Ars Technica 8:29 PM
  • "iOS 9 tips: Manually enable Low Power Mode to maximize your iPhone's battery life" AppleInsider 12:38 PM
  • "Apple, Amazon Beg Off on FCC MVPD Classification" FairerPlatform 6:58 PM
  • "Opinion: How Apple News can improve so it doesn't fail like Newsstand" 9to5Mac 4:24 PM
  • "The real Apple Watch party starts this fall: The hardware is nice, but Jason Snell argues that the platform is just getting warmed up." Macworld 4:14 PM
  • "Cassandra: Blacklisted by United Airlines -Over-reaction to a Tricky Situation?" eXtensions 10:13 AM
  • "Tablets: Why Microsoft's Surface Is Soaring While Apple's iPad Languishes – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 9:38 AM
  • "Memo to Apple: How About Better Release Notes for Public Beta Testers?" The Tech Night Owl 8:50 AM
  • "Is Anything Safe Online?" NoodleMac 8:16 AM
  • "Apple On Fear And Greed" Mac 360 8:16 AM
  • "10 Million Rock Apple Music, T-Mobile Streams It Free" Tapscape 8:15 AM
  • "Is Yelp on its death bed?" CNNMoney 12:38 PM
  • "Windows 10 Is a Clear Winner: Is it opposite day? After some hands-on time, I am forced to deliver a rave review of Windows 10." PC Magazine 10:21 AM
  • "Can the PC Market Ever Grow Again?" Tech.pinions 9:17 AM
  • "Bad Web Sites can be Silly, Ultimately Dangerous" Tech.pinions 9:17 AM
  • "The case against SSDs" ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "Professional Videogaming Has Doping Scandals, Too" Wired 8:22 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple promotes Beats 1 Radio in behind-the-scenes Snapchat story" AppleInsider 8:29 PM
  • "Fantastical 2 for iPhone adds Japanese localization, lets you save events as drafts" iMore 11:33 AM
  • "Yahoo launches Livetext, its attempt at revamping Yahoo Messenger for the GIF generation" The Next Web 11:26 AM
  • "Apple issues MacBook FaceTime driver update for Windows users" 9to5Mac 10:54 AM
  • "Yoobao's Executive Smart Cover for iPad Air 2 has an elegant look" iDownload Blog 9:21 AM
  • "Classic Leather Apple Watch Band by Pad & Quill" Apple Gazette 9:15 AM
  • "Twelve South Free Dual Screen Backgrounds Collection 2: Scotland Vacation; 12% Discount On MacBook Stands Till Friday" MacPrices 8:50 AM
  • "PhatWare Releases WritePad 9.0 Notetaking App for iOS" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Deliver Express Now Can Automatically Expire Files on Remote Servers" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Tasa Graphic Arts Releases How to Identify Minerals app for iPad" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Hanger World (Free) released for iOS - Physics-Based Swinging Game" prMac 8:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Can Windows 10 Revive PC Sales? The Short Answer: PC sales are down 21% from their 2011 peak" [Paid Membership Required] 8:44 AM
  • "Does Windows 10 Spell The End Of The PC Era Finally?" Forbes 1:13 PM
  • "Windows 10 launch is a 'new era', says Microsoft boss" BBC 8:31 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mobile: Why Microsoft Is Confident" InformationWeek 11:44 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Windows 10 with an eye on mobile market" Reuters 8:35 AM
  • "MSFT hopes for fresh air with new Windows" CNBC Videos 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Lets Hype-Free Windows 10 Speak for Itself" Bloomberg Video 8:36 AM
  • "Windows 10: why Africa could make be key to its success" Memeburn 10:53 AM
  • "What Windows 10 means for Microsoft investors" CNBC 8:33 AM
  • "The man who designed Windows 10" CNNMoney 8:26 AM
  • "Windows 10: 10 features and issues to consider" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:51 AM
  • "Windows 10: 5 Reasons It Matters, 5 Key Concerns" InformationWeek 8:49 AM
  • "Has Microsoft blown it? Part II" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft admits critical .NET Framework 4.6 bug, issues workaround" The Register 8:20 AM
  • "The many faces of Cortana: How Microsoft's virtual assistant wants to woo the world/Virtual assistants have become commonplace in modern technology, but Microsoft thinks it knows how to push its Cortana a step beyond the rest." CNET 8:28 AM
  • "Intel's miracle chip could make your gadgets 1,000 times faster" CNNMoney 11:32 AM
  • "Intel and Micron announce 'revolutionary' 3D Xpoint memory category" The Inquirer 8:31 AM
  • "Intel, Micron Fast Chip Set for Slow Adoption: There could be wide-scale opportunities for 3D XPoint over a six- to eight-year time frame as cost-per-bit comes down." Barron's 2:55 PM
  • "Intel and Micron claim breakthrough memory solution" DigiTimes 8:54 AM
  • "Intel, Micron Introduce Speedy Memory Technology" InformationWeek 8:49 AM
  • "Intel and Micron unveil 3D XPoint memory tech that could revolutionise computing" V3 9:17 AM
  • "Intel defines 6 desktop market segments for CPU platforms, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 8:55 AM
  • "3 Simple Reasons Intel Corporation Isn't a Buy After Earnings" The Motley Fool 2:56 PM
  • "An Update on Intel Corporation's Mobile Progress" The Motley Fool 10:19 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Can Apple beat the Tough Compare? In Fortune's survey of Apple price targets, 36 of 38 analysts thought it could. Here's what the other two are saying." Fortune 11:48 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks end higher as Fed leaves September hike on the table: Dow marks five straight sessions of triple-digit moves" MarketWatch 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks Rally in Relief as Fed Stays Mum on September Hike" TheStreet 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks climb, Dow ends up 121 after Fed news" USA Today 4:19 PM
  • "Wall Street Ends Higher After Fed Statement" FOXBusiness 4:19 PM
  • "US stocks edge higher in early trading; China shares rebound" Associated Press 11:41 AM
  • "Stocks Gain After Fed Statement: Federal Reserve keeps interest rates on hold as expected, cites job gains" [Paid Membership Required] 4:19 PM
  • "Chinese stocks close higher, halting 3-day skid: Gains baffle many analysts, who suspect government intervention" MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "European stocks step up as investors wait for Fed: Corporate earnings also a focus" MarketWatch 8:46 AM

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