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  • "Apple's iPad business at-a-glance as CEO Tim Cook plots breaking out of 'speedbump' slump" 9to5Mac 8:07 AM
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  • "Disk Diag review: Get rid of unnecessary space-hogging files on your hard drive" Macworld 8:00 AM
  • "How to free up space on a packed hard drive" Macworld 9:11 AM
  • "How to tweak the Mac's display settings for visual impairments" iMore 8:38 AM
  • "Using Shapes In Pages" MacMost 9:17 AM
  • "10.8: Open a specific browser based on the URL" Mac OS X Hints 9:11 AM
  • "Catching up with Ripple Training's weekly tutorials" 8:21 AM
  • "Got A Hot, Noisy Mac? Use This App To Make It Cool Again" BohemianBoomer 8:08 AM
  • "For Mac Users With Money To Burn On A Mac Notes, Drawing, Todo List, And Word Processor" NoodleMac 8:09 AM
  • "Free: A New Way To Do Email" Mac 360 8:09 AM
  • "iWant: App Folders in iTunes" Kirkville 8:37 AM
  • "A Few Words About Quicken 2015" TeraTalks 8:09 AM
  • "The State Of Mac Browsers" Mac 360 8:08 AM
Press Releases
  • "BBEdit 10.5.12 and TextWrangler 4.5.10" TidBITS 8:54 AM
  • "Sync smoothly with Laplink Sync for the Mac, PC, Android, and iOS" Canadian Reviewer 8:18 AM
  • "Cocktail 7.6 (Mavericks Edition) has been released." Maintain 8:10 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Minnesota set to deploy 40,000 iPads to students" Electronista 8:25 AM
  • "L.A. Slows Push to Provide iPads to Students, a Setback for Apple: District to End Contract After Leak of Internal Report and Questions About Bidding Process" [Paid Membership Required] 7:56 AM
  • "Apple makes its mobile ads longer, bigger" Engadget 8:21 AM
  • "Full-Screen Ads and Pre-Roll Videos Are Coming to iOS Apps" Gizmodo 8:27 AM
  • "Amazon's iPhone trade-in program is tough to beat" TUAW 8:55 AM
  • "Check out how this former Apple employee announced his new baby" Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Kobo unveils waterproof e-reader for accident prone book worms" The Inquirer 8:48 AM
  • "A Surprising New Study On How Video Games Impact Children" Forbes 8:32 AM
  • "A New Kind of Chip Could Make Wearables Last Way Longer on a Charge" Gizmodo 8:28 AM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 71: Don't download from strangers" iDownload Blog 8:38 AM
  • "Slimmer MacBook to launch in 4Q14 or 2015, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 7:58 AM
  • "Thinner MacBook to launch later this year or early 2015, according to report" 9to5Mac 7:58 AM
  • "Apple's 12-inch Retina MacBook Air given vague 15-month launch window by DigiTimes" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "Report: Apple prepping to launch a 12-inch iPad in 2015" TechnologyTell 8:06 AM
  • "Leaked component image bolsters rumors of redesigned True Tone flash for iPhone 6" O'Grady's PowerPage 8:50 AM
  • "Apple plans to let you show your emotions in rating your iTunes library content" Apple Daily Report 8:11 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:09 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:09 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:09 AM

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  • "Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina review (2.6GHz, 128GB, mid-2014)" Macworld UK 8:25 AM
  • "The Incipio Focal case will turn your iPhone into a point-and-shoot camera" iDownload Blog 8:26 AM
  • "Stylish metallic iPhone case minimizes signal loss, but stays on for good" Cult of Mac 8:17 AM
  • "Outback Solo can protect a 15-inch MacBook Air while looking good" Apple Daily Report 8:11 AM
  • "Review: Intocircuit Power Castle 26000 mAh External Battery Pack" Run Around Tech 8:50 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Touch ID in iOS 8: Explained" iMore 8:27 AM
  • "Madden NFL Mobile review – broken play for a 1st down" TechnologyTell 8:05 AM
  • "Bik – A Space Adventure is a fun point-and-click game for iOS" iDownload Blog 8:26 AM
  • "WhatWatt Review: Want to know how much your devices are costing you to run? WhatWatt goes some way to making that process simpler." 148Apps 8:39 AM
  • "Camu Review: With a focus on taking a good selfie, Camu is a well-rounded if simple photography package." 148Apps 9:12 AM
  • "iOS 7: Closing All Open Safari Windows on Your iPhone or iPad" The Mac Observer 8:10 AM
  • "Tim Cook: I'm NOT worried about CRAP iPad sales. It's just a 'speedbump'" The Register 8:48 AM
  • "Why I stopped reading magazines with Newsstand" Macworld 8:39 AM
  • "Steve Jobs called Sports Illustrated's 2009 iPad demo 'stupid'" Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Huge iPad? Maybe. huge adverts? That's for sure" The Register 8:47 AM
  • "Apple's 12-inch iPad makes no sense at all!"  Computerworld 8:30 AM
  • "Why Apple Will Switch To ARM-Based Macs"  Matt Richman 8:13 AM
  • "iPhone vs. The Misfire Phone" Mac 360 8:09 AM
  • "Apple, AAPL, And The Money Trail" Mac 360 8:09 AM
  • "The Wii U is actually worth buying now: Why Nintendo's spectacular failure should be your next console" The Verge 8:55 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Bioshock' Hits the US App Store Tonight for $14.99, Available Now in New Zealand" Touch Arcade 8:54 AM
  • "Apple TV Adds Premium 'Showtime Anytime' Channel" Redmond Pie 8:50 AM
  • "(Not so) Instagram now: Time-shifting Hyperlapse iPhone tool unleashed" The Register 8:47 AM
  • "Pocket Watch, LLC. Reveals Cloud Server For Printing From Smart Devices" MacPrices 8:11 AM
  • "Dropbox Beefs Up Its Pro Feature Set, Now Offering 1TB Of Storage For $10/Month" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "Terraria for iOS soon to be updated with Hard Mode, combat targeting and more" AppAdvice 8:07 AM
  • "Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage creator Nitrome releases Game Boy-inspired 8bit Doves" AppAdvice 8:06 AM
  • "Starbucks featuring Lumosity Premium as first ever in-app purchase Pick of the Week" AppAdvice 8:06 AM
  • "Dance Fantasy 1.0 for iOS Dances Through A Fantasy World of Adventure" prMac 9:11 AM
  • "Spanish Dictionary 10.0 Released with Augment Reality Based Scan Feature" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Easy, Simple and Feeling good - New puzzle app for iOS" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "GhostAttack! - One-handed play, FPS Universal iOS 7 game for all ages" prMac 7:55 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 'Threshold' and cadence: How fast is too fast? Summary: With an enterprise technical preview coming in a few weeks, and an ARM-based test version due early next year, the next version of Windows is approaching rapidly." ZDNet 8/26
  • "Microsoft considering development boards for Windows Phone, RT: The company hasn't yet said whether it will offer the hardware boards for makers" IDG News Service 8/26
  • "China's Microsoft Probe Looks at Media Player, Browser Distribution: Investigators Searched Software Company's Offices in July" [Paid Membership Required] 8/26
  • "China says Microsoft hasn't been fully transparent in anti-monopoly probe: China has been conducting raids on Microsoft offices in the country as part of its probe" IDG News Service 8/26
  • "China Antitrust Regulator Says Microsoft Sales Information Not Transparent" Reuters [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/26
  • "Microsoft not 'fully transparent' with sales data, say Chinese authorities" Neowin 8/26
  • "Chinese regulator says Microsoft sales not transparent" Seeking Alpha 8/26
  • "Munich may ditch Linux for Microsoft: Munich, long a poster child for institutional Linux adoption, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products" Computerworld 8/26
  • "Ballmer Binged on The Good Wife to Cheer Himself on Leaving Microsoft" Gizmodo 8/26
  • "How Steve Ballmer Became a Rookie Basketball Mogul: Microsoft Ex-CEO Charmed Shelly Sterling on Road to $2 Billion Clippers Purchase; Cheerleading With Cheerleaders" [Paid Membership Required] 8/26
  • "HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cords PCs for Overheating" Bloomberg 8/26
  • "Hewlett-Packard recalls notebook power cords that pose a fire risk" Ars Technica 8/26
  • "Raymond James: Hewlett Packard Likely On The Hunt For Acquisitions" Benzinga 8/26
  • "Hewlett-Packard plans to sue Deloitte's UK arm over Autonomy audit: Deloitte says any claim by the US company would be 'utterly without merit' and pledges to defend itself strongly against it" The Guardian 8/26
  • "HP and Autonomy settlement torpedoed by judge, further hearings set" Electronista 8/26
  • "U.S. judge questions shareholder settlement with HP over Autonomy" Reuters 8/26
  • "Hewlett-Packard Remains A Victim Of Secular Headwinds" Seeking Alpha 8/26
  • "Dell adds Intel processor to new Wyse thin client: Dell wants to pack more power into its thin client used to access Web and server-based applications" Computerworld 8/26
  • "Intel Goes Uptown: May Be Partnering With Barney's To Launch Smart Bracelet" HotHardware 8/26
  • "Intel Haswell-E Core i7 CPU Prices Detailed – Presentation Slide Gallery" Softpedia 8/26
  • "Intel aims to ship 25 million tablet processors in 2H14" DigiTimes 8/26
  • "Intel in Taiwanese IoT tie-tup: Expands partnership with Chunghwa Telecom" The Register 8/26
  • "Intel reveals world's smallest wireless modem for the internet of things" VentureBeat 8/26
  • "Intel reveals world's smallest 3G modem for the Internet of Things" Hexus 8/26
  • "Intel Rolls Outs Gigabit Ethernet Controller Driver 19.3 for Its NUC Devices" Softpedia 8/26
  • "Leaked specs suggest Intel's NUC 2.0 PCs could be future Steam Machines/Summary: More powerful versions of the company's small-form-factor systems could include Core i5 and i3 Broadwell processors and support for 2.5-inch drives and handle up to 16GB of RAM." ZDNet 8/26
  • "AMD announces Tonga Pro Radeon R9 285" bit-tech 8/26
  • "AMD's Faraway Islands is an interesting story/Opinion: Industry ethics versus lies" SemiAccurate 8/26
  • "ICBC, IBM deal shows US tech giant still engaged in China" Reuters 8/26
  • "IBM SoftLayer will now rent you bare metal servers by the hour" Gigaom 8/26
  • "Cisco switches top for services providers: Infonetics Research analysis reveals how carriers choose edge routers and Ethernet switches" CRN 8/26
  • "Silicon Valley tech companies use underpaid black and Latino workers, says report: The workers supplied by middle-men are paid low wages and benefits, according to a study" IDG News Service 8/26
  • "5 tech CEOs who could get their mojo back at Burning Man" MarketWatch 8/26
  • "Data centers are the new polluters: IT managers may be too cautious about managing power and businesses are unwilling to invest in efficiency, study finds" Computerworld 8/26
  • "Seagate Ships World's First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive, More Capacity For Your Pr0... Umm, Critical Files" HotHardware 8/26
  • "Seagate is first past the post with an 8TB hard drive: Fewer drives means less maintenance" The Inquirer 8/26
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Industry News
  • "S&P 500 opens higher, moves farther above 2000" USA Today 8:58 AM
  • "Stock Market Today: Stocks Up Slightly but S&P Above 2,000 Is Put to the Test" TheStreet 8:58 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Open Slightly Higher: Dow, S&P 500 Flirting With All-Time Highs" [Paid Membership Required] 8:57 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Taiwan's Apple plays lead Asian stock gains" MarketWatch 8:56 AM
  • "Europe Markets: German bond yields fall to record lows on easing hopes/Weak German consumer-confidence data raises call for action" MarketWatch 8:56 AM

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