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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Netflix tests a bypass of iTunes billing in 33 markets"  TechCrunch 8:25 AM
  • "Netflix Tests Disabling In-App Subscriptions on iOS in Some Countries" MacRumors 9:34 AM
  • "Bank of America boosts Apple stock outlook on app store strength"  CNBC 7:52 AM
  • "Apple May Announce A New Mac Mini And MacBook Air With Retina Display In October"  Forbes 8:11 AM
  • "Apple to Release Low-Cost, Hi-Res Retina MacBook This Year: Report" Investopedia 7:53 AM
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Reclaim iCloud Storage Space by Deleting Old Backups" The Mac Observer 8:32 AM
Op/Ed
  • "The easy way to use Windows on a Mac just got better" Computerworld 9:17 AM
Press Releases
  • "CS Odessa Introduces ConceptDraw OFFICE v5 for Mac and PC" prMac 10:03 AM
  • "Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac Launches, Saves Up to 20 GB of Virtual Machine Storage Space, Starts Four Times Faster, and Is Ready for macOS Mojave" Business Wire 8:35 AM
  • "Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac Offers Speed and Storage Gains, macOS Mojave Support" MacRumors 7:40 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple plans flagship outlets in key locations to drive sales in India"  The Economic Times 7:43 AM
  • "In less than a year, the $1,000 phone has become entirely normal: The Galaxy Note 9 joins the iPhone X, the Note 8, the Oppo Find X, and others in the $1,000 phone club"  The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Fortnite's next stop could be Apple TV"  Cult of Mac 8:25 AM
  • "Shoppers perform citizen's arrest on would-be Apple Store thieves" Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
  • "Apple's Steve Wozniak Plans to Get 'Involved' in Blockchain Project for First Time" Cointelegraph 8:37 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook has TRUST ratings for users – but it won't tell you your score: The social network is predicting your trustworthiness in a bid to fight fake news"  The Sun 9:58 AM
  • "Twenty-two states ask U.S. appeals court to reinstate 'net neutrality' rules" Reuters 9:34 AM
  • "For once, a hot new Android phone isn't just copying the iPhone X" BGR 7:53 AM
  • "Google's data collection is hard to escape, study claims" CNNMoney 8:24 AM
  • "Google sued for tracking you, even when 'location history' is off" ZDNet 8:23 AM
  • "Bloke hurls sueball over Google's 'is it off yet?' location data slurping" The Register 7:54 AM
  • "Lawsuit takes aim at Google for constant location history tracking" AppleInsider 7:43 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "AppStories, Episode 75 – I Set Up a Fake Child" MacStories 8:16 AM
  • "It's about time Apple started coming out with some new, groundbreaking hardware!" The MT Show 7:35 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Taiwan firms moving to counter growing China presence in Apple supply chains" DigiTimes 7:43 AM
  • "China makers reportedly enter MacBook chassis supply chain" DigiTimes 7:42 AM
  • "Apple turning to two new case suppliers for MacBook, MacBook Pro" AppleInsider 7:43 AM
  • "Apple Adds Two Chinese Manufacturers to MacBook Chassis Supply Chain" MacRumors 8:15 AM
  • "Apple's 'Project Titan' car could warn you what it is about to do, well before it does it" AppleInsider 8:58 AM
  • "Apple granted patent for iPhones and iPads with 'sidewall displays" Apple World Today 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Granted Patents for Liquid Metal iPhone Parts and iDevices or MacBooks integrating Sidewall Displays" Patently Apple 9:47 AM
  • "Apple Wins 59 Patents Today Covering Fabric Device Housings, Bendable Displays via Laser Formed Slits & AirPower Design" Patently Apple 8:11 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iMac Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices (latest models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7:35 AM

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Reviews
  • "Blackmagic eGPU review: A beautiful MacBook Pro graphics booster with no room to grow" Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "FitBit is getting in the smart watch game — so how does it hold up? The FitBit Versa has a touch screen, tons of band options, and Bluetooth capabilities. El Pulso host, Alix Aspe, wore the fitness tracker for three weeks and shares the ins and outs of the smart watch." Mashable 8:27 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Fun With the iOS GarageBand Beat Sequencer" MacMost 9:02 AM
  • "How to set up and use a password for the Notes app" iDownload Blog 8:19 AM
  • "iPhone: How to setup a SIM pin" 9to5Mac 7:43 AM
  • "iOS: How to declutter Look Up" Macworld 7:40 AM
  • "How to Add a Second Face to Face ID on iPhone X" iPhone Hacks 7:37 AM
Tips
  • "Keep Your Electronic Communications Really Secure: Standard SMS text and email may not protect the privacy of your correspondence, but apps that encrypt your chats lock up your messages from those who might read them." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:47 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Five things the Mac mini needs to make it a true pro machine" Macworld 9:18 AM
  • "Comment: Apple will be making a mistake if it no longer offers a low-cost Mac mini"  9to5Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Dear Elon: Ask Apple or Google to acquire Tesla/Such a deal would make sense on many levels"  MarketWatch 9:53 AM
  • "Forget the Saudis: Apple or Google should acquire Tesla"  VentureBeat 8:43 AM
  • "Tesla could go to Apple for take-private deal, says investor – does it make sense?"  Electrek 8:33 AM
  • "MacBook Air Update: Release date, price, specs, and features" iMore 8:22 AM
  • "Trump ducked Reuters' question about iPhone tariffs" Apple 3.0 8:11 AM
  • "The popularity paradox: iPhones are too loved" Macworld 7:40 AM
Non-Apple
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Costco now supports Apple Pay across all of its US stores" TechCrunch 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Pay now accepted at all US Costco warehouses, coming soon to gas stations" 9to5Mac 7:43 AM
  • "Joyoshare officially launches iPhone Data Recovery to Recover Lost Data" prMac 7:40 AM
  • "You can be Robin Hood with the fun Virtual Archer hardware/software combo and an iPhone" Apple World Today 7:37 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Russia denies Microsoft allegations it targeted U.S. think tanks: Ifax" Reuters 7:16 AM
  • "Russian hackers targeted U.S. conservative think-tanks, says Microsoft" Reuters 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft foils 'Fancy Bear' plot to hack US political groups ahead of midterms: Russian hacking group is created spoof websites for Senate and thinktanks" The Inquirer 7:26 AM
  • "Microsoft: We've just messed up Russian plans to attack US 2018 midterm elections" ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft found Russian phishing sites mimicking Republican groups: The International Republican Institute and Hudson Institute were among the targets." Engadget 7:27 AM
  • "Russian hackers target Republicans in new twist on election meddling, Microsoft finds" GeekWire 7:18 AM
  • "Microsoft begins killing off the Windows 8 app store: We remember when end of life dates were sacred" The Inquirer 7:27 AM
  • "Dell EMC Takes On HPE Synergy With 'Breakthrough' Composable Infrastructure: 'Our MX platform is differentiated without a mid-plane, unlike any other offer in the industry, which is an important breakthrough in modular systems,' says Dell EMC vice president Brian Payne." CRN 8:49 AM
  • "5 Key Products Inside Dell EMC's New PowerEdge Modular Infrastructure: Here are the five key networking, storage, computing, software and chassis products that make up Dell EMC's new PowerEdge MX modular infrastructure." CRN 8:50 AM
  • "Dell EMC PowerEdge MX teases 'kinetic' compute and storage: Dell EMC composes its MX composable infrastructure story around SAS storage sleds that slide into in a single 14th generation 7U PowerEdge chassis, with OpenManage software." Search Converged Infrastructure 8:50 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "Stock futures inch up, putting S&P 500 closer to record levels: S&P 500 less than 0.6% below all-time highs" MarketWatch 7:57 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks to Open Higher but Dollar Weakens After Trump's Fed Remarks: The dollar is under pressure after President Trump criticized Fed policy on rates" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:58 AM
  • "European markets flat, but BHP falls after results: Investors looking to comments from Federal Reserve" MarketWatch 8:33 AM
  • "Japan's Nikkei drops as yen maintains dollar advantage: Indexes in China gain with lift from financials, while Australian stocks retreat" MarketWatch 8:33 AM

 
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