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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, December 3, 2011


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Weekend Highlights: Jury in the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finds the South Korean company must pay $539 million to Apple in damages—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; in other legal news, court documents reveal Apple did actually know "iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models" concerning touch disease; several articles at Triangle Business Journal cover Apple's close ties with Research Triangle Park, asking if area is actually ready for larger Apple presence, seeing possible revolution in area tech community with Apple's decision; Low End Mac warns of using SATA III drives in a Mac only equipped to handle SATA II; Jon Collins catches up with the creators of Mellel word processor for Mac; Apple blocks Steam app on iOS meaning you can no longer enjoy PC games on your iDevice, Killian Bell at Cult of Mac calls ban "silly".

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  • "Case No.: 11-CV-01846-LHK/Order denying Motion for Preliminary Injunction" Scribd 10:17 AM
  • "U.S. court denies Apple's bid to halt Samsung sales; Patent infringement 'still likely'" ZDNet 10:29 AM
  • "US court denies Apple's preliminary request to ban Samsung Galaxy devices, but says patent infringement likely" The Verge 2:19 PM
  • "United States Design Patent/Patent No.: US D618,677 S" Google Patents 11:03 AM
  • "Apple's request to block Samsung Galaxy tablet, phone sales in the US is denied" Engadget 10:16 AM
  • "Apple Loses Bid for Court Order in Effort to Block Samsung Galaxy Sales"  Bloomberg 9:48 AM
  • "U.S. judge rejects Apple bid to halt Galaxy sales" Reuters 9:08 AM
  • "Apple's US Samsung sales ban demands refused" SlashGear 9:47 AM
  • "San Jose Court Denies Apple's Call For Preliminary Ban On Samsung Products In U.S." Redmond Pie 10:34 AM
  • "US judge permits Galaxy devices to be sold" Neowin 9:43 AM
  • "US court rejects Apple request on Samsung sales" Bangkok Post 9:39 AM
  • "Judge Rejects Apple Request to Ban Galaxy Sales in U.S." [Paid Membership Required] 9:50 AM
  • "Apple's $2.7B Motorola bond actually yearly estimate, could be worth $16B: Motorola could be forced to pay up to $16.2 billion in guaranteed compensation if the company ultimately loses its patent dispute with Apple in Germany, as the $2.7 billion figure the iPhone maker was quoted as seeking in November has been clarified as a yearly estimate."  AppleInsider 9:50 AM
  • "Apple, HTC, Samsung, Motorola, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Carrier IQ Sued in Cell Phone Tracking Software Scandal"  CDRinf 9:48 AM
  • "Class Complaint For: 1. Violation of Federal Wiretap Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2511 And 2. Violation of Stored Electronic Communication Act,18 U.S.C. § 2701; And 3. Violation of Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030" Sianni & Straitte LLP 11:27 AM
  • "Apple questioned over Carrier IQ" Bloomberg 10:15 AM
  • "Thai flooding leaves Apple with a shortage of 2TB drives" Neowin 9:37 AM
  • "Why Apple and IBM Are Bigger Than China" [Audio Report] The Motley Fool 9:41 AM
  • "Apple eyes Prineville site for large data center" The Oregonian 1:03 PM
  • "Apple may build data center near Facebook, Google operations in Oregon" AppleInsider 4:16 PM
  • "iPhone virtual assistant Siri has her flaws, but she's learning" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 10:10 PM
  • "Wikileak's Assange warns of Apple iTunes spy portal"  Computerworld 12/2
  • "Why Today Is a Very Good Day to Update Java on Your Computer" AllThingsD 12/2
  • "Apple Seeds OS X 10.7.3 Build 11D24 to Developers" MacRumors 12/2
  • "Apple seeds updated OS X 10.7.3 (build 11D24) to developers" 9 to 5 Mac 12/2
  • "Apple Releases Keynote 5.1.1 for OS X" MacRumors 12/2
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Decoding Apple's Safari 5.1.2 release notes" Macworld 12/2
  • "How did you find someone to consolidate your [Apple ID] accounts? I have tried before, only to be told that it can't be done 'at the present time.'" MacInTouch 12/2
  • "Some guidelines for font usage in email would be helpful to both Windows and Mac users. As a long-time Mac user, I have accumulated far more fonts than I need, just by migrating from one Mac to another, and have no idea if some of them are obsolete or unsupported elsewhere." MacInTouch 12/2
  • "Remote Dictation Smackdown: Which app does the best sending Siri text to a Mac?" TUAW 4:19 PM
  • "Best Mac backup software: 6 apps tested"  TechRadar UK 9:46 AM
  • "Quick tip: Disable Mac OS X Lion Auto-resume features" MacAmour 10:20 AM
  • "After installing 5.1.2 site loading was slow. I disabled DNS pre-loading and it is much faster now. Very pleased" MacInTouch 1:55 PM
  • "Mission Control has won me over: In my review of Mac OX X 10.7 Lion (Personal Technology, July 22), I found annoyances with Launchpad and Mission Control. But I've recently begun to warm to Mission Control, much to my surprise."  Seattle Times 12/2
  • "Inpaint makes it easy to remove objects from your photos" Macworld 12/2
  • "Choose the right Mac microphone for speech recognition" Macworld 12/2
  • "Enable Retina- Like HiDPI Display Modes In OS X Lion [Video How-To] Cult of Mac 12/2
  • "How to Install Ubuntu 11.10 in OS X Using VMware Fusion" Macinstruct 12/2
  • "Can I Use iTunes Home Sharing Across the Internet? [Ask MacRx] Cult of Mac 12/2
  • "How To: Combine Multiple PDFs In Preview" Macenstein 12/2
  • "Disable the Empty Trash Warning in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 12/2
  • "Where Does Your Time Go? Use A Mac Task Timer To Know" NoodleMac 12/2
  • "The Best Money You'll Spend For The Best Mac Utility App To Make You Happy" Mac 360 12/2
  • "The Flaws In This Cheap, Easy, Instant Warning System For Your Mac Notebook" Mac 360 12/2
  • "The Best Pandora App For Your Mac Music Pleasure" PixoBebo 12/2
  • "Regarding the issues with mail display on different clients: There is plenty of room for debate about how well various mail clients adhere to various standards - and Microsoft is certainly problematic in relation to certain standards about attachment handling. What I have found is that unless there is a specific reason to have a particular font, color, or active link, it is far better practice to send as many messages as possible in plain text format." MacInTouch 1:55 PM
  • "Whether or not AppleCare is a taxable item varies from state to state. Where I live in Massachusetts, it's considered a service, and thus the state's 6.25% sales tax does not apply. In other states, it does." MacInTouch 1:51 PM
  • "Firefox to Drop Leopard Support. So What?" Low End Mac 12/2
  • "'Obsolete' Computers Still Have Value" Low End Mac 12/2
  • "Lion discussion continues with more explanation about how document-open operations work now, plus Snow Leopard compatibility with new Macs, along with tips and notes about Address Book issues and alternatives." MacInTouch 12/2
  • "Preview of Productive Macs -a New Productivity Bundle for Mac" Your Mac Life 12/2
Press Releases
  • "Enhance the sound on your computer with Hear" prMac 10:16 PM
  • "Fun Game: Harnessing Power to Build an Egyptian Empire" Cult of Mac 2:21 PM
  • "Acorn 3.2 tweaks rotation, bezier curve, speed, more" FairerPlatform 12:10 PM
  • "Web Confidential 4.0 for OS X - Store Passwords, PINs, User IDs, Serials" prMac 10:14 AM
  • "ToonPAINT for the Desktop" prMac 10:14 AM
  • "Total Video Converter 2.8.5 released on eTinySoft website" prMac 10:12 AM
  • "Remo Software launches MOV, MP4 video repair tool for Mac" prMac 9:10 AM
  • "Viewpoints: The Blue Jackal and the Lion" prMac 12/2
  • "Learn - Pixelmator 2 - Video Training App from The Mac U now available" prMac 12/2
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's policies on leaking information leaked" Neowin 6:24 PM
  • "VIVA launches iPhone 4S: VIVA Bahrain became the first telecom operator in Bahrain to announce its official launch of the long-awaited iPhone 4S from Apple, which will soon be available at all VIVA retail outlets." Gulf Daily News 10:09 PM
  • "TouchFire: Is it the iPad's Ultimate (Typing) Accessory?" Mashable 9:49 AM
  • "Apple, Android Devices Swamp NYC Schools' ActiveSync Server" Slashdot 9:38 AM
  • "iPhone Controlled Minimalist Coffee Maker Hides All the Hardware Under the Counter" Gizmodo 7:30 PM
  • "The long app of the law: MyPD puts policing in public's hands" Boston Herald 2:32 PM
  • "Apple executives say iPhone 3GS, Kindle Fire will expand interest in iOS devices" AppleInsider 12/2
  • "Apple Questioned by German Data Regulator About Carrier IQ" Bloomberg 12/2
  • "Apple says it mostly stopped using controversial phone tracker Carrier IQ – mostly" Appolicious 12/2
  • "AT&T, Sprint Defend Use of Carrier IQ User Tracking Software" Bloomberg 12/2
  • "Carrier IQ: We're Not Wiretapping You" Mashable 12/2
  • "CarrierIQ clicktracking scandal pulls Samsung and HTC into class action suit" VentureBeat 12/2
  • "UK mobile operators: We don't use Carrier IQ" ZDNet UK 12/2
  • "comScore: iPhone 4S has Apple gaining share despite Android" Electronista 12/2
  • "iPhone widens Blackberry lead: Research in Motion Ltd.'s Blackberry has lost more smartphone market share in the last three months, while Apple Inc.'s iPhone has widened its lead over Blackberry." Washington Business Journal 12/2
  • "Apple iPhone 4S Drawing Strong Satisfaction Ratings: Survey" eWeek 12/2
  • "iPhone 4S users love Siri - but hate their battery life" TG Daily 12/2
  • "New Owners Survey Shows iPhone 4S More Popular than its Apple Predecessor"MacPrices 12/2"  12/2
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S2 outsells iPhone 4S in Apple handset's first month in shops" Daily Mail (UK) 12/2
  • "Sprint Hopes to Resolve iPhone 4S Growing Pains Soon" Mashable 12/2
  • "Developer Interest in iPad Grows While iPhone Declines" PadGadget 12/2
  • "Apple boots app after it runs afoul of subscription policy" Appolicious 12/2
  • " iPhone App Pulled for Skirting In-App Purchasing Policy" Wired 12/2
  • "No more iPads for New York City teachers? The schools' ActiveSync networks are now off limits to new Apple and Android tablets" Fortune 12/2
  • "December 16th iPhone 4S Launches to Include Russia and Brazil" MacRumors 12/2
  • "Mobile Apps Approaching Major Milestone of 1 Million Apps in Marketplace: Mobilewalla" PRNewswire 12/2
  • "Siri Hack Allows You to Control Your Home Via Voice" PC Magazine 12/2
  • "Apple's Siri Is Not Anti-Abortion" FOXNews 12/2
  • "Apple's Siri irks abortion rights advocates" Reuters 12/2
  • "Apple iPhone search Siri helps users find prostitutes and Viagra but not an abortion" Telegraph 12/2
  • "iPhone tops Yahoo's year in search" USA Today 12/2
  • "'iPhone' the top Yahoo search of 2011" UPI 12/2
  • "Festive Shipping Deadlines For Apple Store" AppleBitch 12/2
  • "Syrian authorities ban the use of iPhones" The Next Web 12/2
  • "Report: Syria bans iPhone to cover up crackdown on anti-Assad protests" Haaretz 12/2
  • "'Ugly Meter' App Raises Ire with Cyberbullying Opponents" LAPTOP Magazine 12/2
  • "10 Awesome iPhone Apps You Can't Get Any More" [Slideshow] Techland 12/2
  • "Mophie, Rocketfish Battery Packs Recalled Over Fire Hazard" The Mac Observer 12/2
  • "Magnificent 18-Foot Great White Shark Caught In The Wild On An iPhone 4S [Video] Cult of Mac 12/2
Non-Apple News
  • "Telstra teams up to take a bite out of Apple" WAtoday 10:47 PM
  • "Who is the real Mark Zuckerberg" BBC 7:30 PM
  • "Eye Movements May Soon Control Our Smartphones" PCWorld 7:29 PM
  • "iPhone 4S RIval Alert : LG Nitro HD Debuts On AT&T" ITProPortal 5:40 PM
  • "iPad 2 Rival Alert : Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Down To £359" ITProPortal 5:39 PM
  • "17.12/December 2011: Volume 17, Number 12" ATPM 1:57 PM
  • "YMPNow Week of 28NOV; Guest -Ken Ray" YMP Now 9:05 AM
  • "How Avid came to Apple.: This is the monthly excerpt from John Buck's book, Timeline. The ebook is sold at Amazon and Apple iBooks" Tumblr 12/2
  • "Gene Steinberg meets The Loop's Jim Dalrymple, Macworld's Lex Friedman, and AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 12/2
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 28 - ...It's Time to Play the GAME!!!" Touch Arcade 12/2
  • "Infinity Blade II, Smartphone Tracking, Bathroom TVs + More (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 12/2
  • "Apple licensed iOS scrolling patent to Nokia and IBM, offered license to Samsung" The Verge 6:31 PM
  • "Report: Apple offered Samsung a license on key iOS patent" CNET News 7:26 PM
  • "Apple Planning Digital handshakes for Easy Data Transfer" DeviceMAG 9:47 AM
  • "Apple's iOS safer and more secure than Android, says McAfee" CNET News 12/2
  • "Apple Cleverly Reinventing Emoticons & Dreaming of 3D Avatars"  Patently Apple 12/2
  • "iPhone battery life issues may continue to vex users—even post iOS 5.1" Ars Technica 12/2
  • "iPhone battery woes persist with Apple's first iOS 5.1 beta" AppleInsider 12/2
  • "Upgrade MacBook with SSD and Hard Drive, 15" MacBook Air Ultrabook Slayer Coming?, and More" Low End Mac 12/2
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mayan Puzzle HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:15 AM
  • "Crimson: Steam Pirates For iPhone Is Free Today (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:14 AM
  • "TJ Maxx Undercuts Everybody With iPad 2's for $400" Gizmodo 9:39 AM
  • "TJ Maxx's one-off $399 iPad 2 promo confirmed" Electronista 2:17 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices Up To $214 Off Current Machines" MacReviewZone 12:59 PM
  • "Apple Mac Pro Buyer's Guide -12 & 8 Core Models... Save Up To $260 On Current Machines" MacReviewZone 12:59 PM
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Up to $150 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 12:59 PM

  • "Inside iPhone 4S US mobile data: AT&T vs Sprint vs Verizon/Apple now sells iPhones that work on three of the top four national US mobile carriers. Here's a look at how well you can expect Apple's latest smartphones to work on each of these mobile data networks, based on real world testing of each carrier's data throughput." AppleInsider 4:16 PM
  • "iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Nexus video review hits YouTube" PopHerald 7:26 PM
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: Colorwheel" Macworld 1:43 PM
  • "Apple Thunderbolt Display 27in monitor: Pricey but gorgeous and well-equipped 27in monitor for Thunderbolt capable MacBooks." Register Hardware 12/2
  • "WD My Passport Studio 1TB external hard drive: A durable and stylish portable hard drive that offers fast data transfer and encryption." Register Hardware 12/2
  • "Review: ZooGue Case for iPhone 4/4S" [Video Review] RunAroundTech 12/2
  • "iKurv speaker dock for iPhone, iPod review" Appletell 12/2
  • "LunaTik Watch Bands Make Your IPod Nano A Wristwatch" MacNews 12/2
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The Best New And Updated iPhone Apps Of The Week, November 27-December 3, 2011" App Advice 10:16 PM
  • "7 New Apps Worth Downloading This Week" Mashable 5:40 PM
  • "Fuego's River Adventure: A Body Motion Game for iOS" Wired 3:12 PM
  • "Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week" Business Insider 2:16 PM
  • "Manage your holiday gift-giving from your iOS device: Gift list managers abound in the App Store, but which should you pick?" Macworld 2:16 PM
  • "OmniFocus for iPhone 1.13" ATPM 1:59 PM
  • "Comic Life for iPad 1.1.1" ATPM 1:59 PM
  • "Quality Index: The week's best iPhone games – Infinity Blade II, Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion" PocketGamer 10:24 AM
  • "Playing Tricks on the Eyes: Color Uncovered for the iPad" Amitiae 9:12 AM
  • "Artists Using New Media: Sting 25 Years – an App for the iPad" Amitiae 9:10 AM
  • "g5kintosh: Here's a story by this guy who enjoys a good hack, crazy for all things tech vintage, who needed a new computer." Celso Martinho 10:46 PM
  • "Create Your Own Homemade Audio Book" ATPM 1:58 PM
  • "Six tips for mastering Siri: Turn the voice control features in the iPhone 4S into an impressive productivity tool" Macworld 12/2
  • "Carrier IQ and the iPhone – What You Need to Know" Intego 12/2
  • "Carrier IQ: How to Hack Back Your Phone" AllThingsD 12/2
  • "How to turn off Carrier IQ on your iPhone: Apple says it stopped supporting the monitoring software on 'most' iOS 5 devices" Computerworld 12/2
  • "Daily Tip: How to turn off GPS geo-location for iPhone photos, protect your privacy" TiPb 12/2
  • "I Know My Phone's 'Spying' on Me, But How Bad Is It?" LifeHacker 12/2
  • "Child proofing your Internet-enabled gadgets" ["Putting the iPod Touch on lock-down"] CNET News 12/2
  • "Apple doesn't want my filthy disabled money"  deborah 10:17 PM
  • "Manage your holiday gift-giving from your iOS device" Computerworld 10:11 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy case begins to unravel for Apple" iTWire 10:10 PM
  • "Apple's Legal Crusade Against Android Dealt Blow in U.S. Federal Court: Judge calls out Apple on its ubiquitous design claims" DailyTech 6:23 PM
  • "Apple's Greatest Product Ever Ships Friday" Cult of Mac 5:49 PM
  • "My New iPhone 4S Gelaskin: Enamored Whale" iSource 5:48 PM
  • "Weekly Wrap: Siri, Mac tips, holidays, and more" Macworld 3:26 PM
  • "The Apple TV Has Been Quietly Killed, Hasn't It?" SlashGear 3:26 PM
  • "Great Debate postmortem: Kindle Fire vs. iPad" ZDNet 3:13 PM
  • "Comments on Samsung's official reaction to denial of preliminary injunction" Foss Patents 2:18 PM
  • "The Best Thing About the iPhone 4S and How to Cope in Clink" ATPM 1:58 PM
  • "Staying Connected in Africa" ATPM 1:58 PM
  • "EA Bets You'll Pay for Tetris on iPhone" Technologizer 1:03 PM
  • "Tablets Rapidly Democratizing and Consumerizing Mobile BI" BsCiPad 12:10 PM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Debatable" Macworld 10:26 AM
  • "Siri and Abortion: ACLU, NARAL on Apple 'Glitch'" ABCNews 10:22 AM
  • "Tech Week: Apple employee fired for Facebook rant and more" T3 10:21 AM
  • "Carrier IQ Is Misunderstood, Not Evil" Mashable 3:33 PM
  • "MacOS KenDensed: MacOS KenDensed: Carrier IQ's Privacy Game" The Mac Observer 10:47 AM
  • "Why Both You And Carrier IQ Are Pawns In The Fight For Mobile Data"  mocoNews 10:20 AM
  • "Kindle Fire vs iPad 2: The rivalry will continue" PopHerald 9:40 AM
  • "The Reason Why Apple Uses Integrated Battery Designs: If we believe the vision for Apple expressed by Steve Jobs, it's all about technology leading to the experience."  Tom's Hardware 9:37 AM
  • "iPhone Elves Take Over Apple Store Windows" iPhone Savior 12/2
  • "The Apple Store vs. The Microsoft Store [Photo] Cult of Mac 12/2
  • "iPhone 4S: 'Ours is not 4G'/It's dress-down Friday here at BetaNews, and I can't resist letting Samsung dress down Apple." BetaNews 12/2
  • "Particle Debris: The Debt We Owe to Apple & Smartphone Bliss" The Mac Observer 12/2
  • "Oh, for the Good Old Days of Rude Cellphone Gabbers" [But the etiquette of talking to a phone — more precisely, to a 'virtual assistant' like Apple's Siri, in the new iPhone 4S — has not yet evolved. And eavesdroppers are becoming annoyed.] New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/2
  • "Google Counter Attacks Amazon But Apple Siri Still Major Threat" Forbes 12/2
  • "Is Carrier IQ a big data mercenary?" GigaOM 12/2
  • "Greg's Bite: Carrier IQ Info" MacNews 12/2
  • "The Macalope Daily: Well, that's one opinion" Macworld [Paid Membership Required] 12/2
  • "Solid Mac, 'Disappointing' IPhone Sales Over The Holidays?" MacNews 12/2
  • "Apple's Siri and Microsoft's TellMe go head to head, again" The Next Web 12/2
  • "iPhone Siri vs Windows Phone TellMe, a fair comparison [Video] WinRumors 12/2
  • "Steve Jobs' advice: Don't live a 'limited life'" Crave @ CNET 12/2
  • "Zittrain vs. Apple: What About the User Experience? Harvard Law School Prof. Jonathan Zittrain does not like the iPhone. Or the iPad. Or much of anything about the modern app economy."  Tech.pinions 12/2
  • "Apple keeps Australian Galaxy Tab ban alive for another week" GigaOM 12/2
  • "The App (s) That Apple Must Have In The Real Apple TV" McSolo 12/2
  • "Apple vs Samsung suit full of secret combat" Reuters 12/2
  • "Why Siri Can't Find Abortion Clinics & How It's Not An Apple Conspiracy" Search Engine Land 12/2
  • "Damage Control: I don't think Apple really wants to keep its customers from finding abortion services using Siri" I, Cringely 12/2
  • "Big Question (Answered): 'Are You Uncomfortable with the Plethora of Data Collected About You Each Day?'" ReadWriteWeb 12/2
  • "A dead-easy way to kill vampire power" CNET News 12/2
  • "Very Serious, Must-Buy Gadget of the Week: Air Table Tennis Paddle" Techland 12/2
  • "Some thoughts on the end of Napster" TG Daily 12/2
  • "Holy streaming, Batman! There's a new Youtube" TG Daily 12/2
  • "The Cloud, Day 17: Cloud Entertainment Comes with Strings Attached" PCWorld 12/2
  • "RIM's faux BES for iOS and Android: Too little, too late/If you look past the hype, you can see that RIM offers no more than you already have" InfoWorld 12/2
  • "10 Great Tech Gifts Under $50: Leave the hard work to Santa's elves this season and give great gifts on a budget." PC Magazine 12/2
  • "Gift Guide: 11 nifty gizmos for tech geeks" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 12/2
  • "Yahoo's big decision should be easy" Fortune 12/2
  • "Cyber-Security Spending to Hit $60 Billion in 2011" eWeek 12/2
  • "Child proofing your Internet-enabled gadgets" CNET News 12/2
  • "5 Ways Google Is Changing the Way You Shop" TheStreet 12/2
  • "Top 15 Paid Android Apps of 2011" [Slideshow] PCWorld 12/2
  • "Pew: 53% of young adults use the Net as a diversion" Denver Post 12/2
  • "Why Today Is a Very Good Day to Update Java on Your Computer" AllThingsD 12/2
  • "Kindle Fire, the Netbook of the Tablet Market?" AllThingsD 12/2
  • "Who's the Worst Tech CEO of 2011?" TheStreet 12/2
  • "Compared to the iPad, the Kindle Fire is the netbook of tablets" Apple Headlines 12/2
  • "Ooh, Sick Burn! Kindle Fire Is The 'Netbook of Tablets' [Analyst] Cult of Mac 12/2
  • "Do I really need 8GB of RAM?" ZDNet 12/2
  • "The Spinning Beachball" ATPM 3:32 PM
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 9:13 AM
  • "Stephen Colbert weighs in on the Siri abortion issue" Apple Headlines 12/2
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Audman Case Is Another Attempt To Turn the iPhone Into a Retro Walkman" Gizmodo 7:30 PM
  • "Richmond Compact and Pocket Dictionaries Now Available for iOS Devices" prMac 3:32 PM
  • "AutoCorrect Switch app for iPhone and iPad released to the Appstore" prMac 3:32 PM
  • "Megaphone a big honkin' amplifier for your iPhone" TUAW 2:22 PM
  • "Facebook for iPhone Updated to Fix Bug With Comments" Pocketnow 1:02 PM
  • "iDevelopersLab releases HD Camera for iPad 2" prMac 10:13 AM
  • "Photo Frame Studio for iPad 2" prMac 10:13 AM
  • "IV Therapy Helper for iPhone offers crucial IV therapy insight" prMac 10:13 AM
  • "Santa and his reindeer - wish you a merry Christmas with this game" prMac 10:13 AM
  • "Paper Wings 1.0 for iOS - Arcade Flying Game with an unique approach" prMac 10:13 AM
  • "Christmas Camera for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S" prMac 10:13 AM
  • "New Disney World iPhone App Updated with Latest Info, Photos & More" prMac 10:13 AM
  • "Introducing Yo Santa! An iOS App to Help Keep This Year's Christmas Fun" prMac 10:12 AM
  • "Kunundrum 1.2 for iOS: Maze Game Features Tron-Like Graphics + Animation" prMac 10:12 AM
  • "Singing Cats for iPod / iPhone will sing your iTunes Library" prMac 10:12 AM
  • "A Beautiful Secret Santa app for iPhone with a secret online wish list" prMac 10:12 AM
  • "Star Walk 5.5 -Top Astronomy Guide Celebrates with Update and Sale" prMac 10:12 AM
  • "RopeBot is the new free and exciting puzzle game on the App Store" prMac 10:12 AM
  • "Traffic Panic 3D explodes onto iPhone and iPad" prMac 10:11 AM
  • "Fidelity Polishes Its iPad App" Barron's 9:41 AM
  • "Henry Motlies Xmas story 1.1 released for iPad - Bilingual Picture Book" prMac 9:15 AM
  • "New Companion Planting App Offers Crop-Boosting Advice" prMac 9:14 AM
  • "Photo Cards Sender - Create, Edit and Send Real Photo Postcards" prMac 9:14 AM
  • "Squares & Fruit 1.0 released for iPhone and iPad - Free Fun-to-Play Game" prMac 9:12 AM
  • "Gold Dream Games releases ArkAnimals 1.0 for iOS" prMac 9:12 AM
  • "Users Connect, Express and Record with Planner S - Social Diary for iOS" prMac 9:11 AM
  • "Appkruti introduces Look Who's Talking 1.0 for iOS" prMac 9:11 AM
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Computer Industry
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  • "Never-shipped HP TouchPad Go pops up on eBay" Electronista 2:24 PM
  • "Executive Profiles: Disruptive Tech Leaders In Cloud Computing -- Rick Nucci, Dell Boomi" Forbes 1:15 PM
  • "Micron Readies Stacks Of IBM 3D Memory Chips: Production has begun on Micron's implementation of IBM's speedy, greener, 3D chip architecture" eWeek Europe 1:17 PM
  • "Microsoft launches disabled-friendly products" The Hindu 1:20 PM
  • "AMD Lays off Ex-CEO and CFO Thomas Seifert Plus Directors of Quality & Procurement" Bright Side Of News 1:13 PM
  • "Intel Ivy Bridge processors set for Q2 2012 release, specs leaked" The Verge 6:31 PM
  • "Ivy Bridge Desktop Lineup Overview" AnandTech 1:18 PM
  • "Ultrabooks may receive a price cut thanks to Intel marketing subsidy" ZDNet 6:21 PM
  • "IT Pros Need Business Skills, Certifications for Higher Salaries" eWeek 2:42 PM
  • "U.S. tech employment nears its all-time high: U.S. report says tech industry added 7,100 jobs in November; tech wages may be rising as well" Computerworld 10:23 AM
  • "Twilight of the PC Threatens Innovation, Scholar Says" PCWorld 2:57 PM
  • "Canonical releases first alpha of Ubuntu 12.04" The Register 3:10 PM
  • "Goodbye 'Jetsons' Car: Aptera Runs Out of Gas" PC Magazine 2:56 PM
  • "Glowing bacteria could power 'bio-light'" CNN 2:36 PM
  • "ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, December 3, 2011" ReadWriteWeb 2:17 PM
  • "Yankees' Zuck: Facebook CEO picks New Yorkfor East outpost" Boston Herald 2:31 PM
  • "City Engineers a Coup: Facebook Plans to Boost Its Footprint in New York and to Hire Local Talent" [Paid Membership Required] 1:34 PM
  • "Verizon moves to align cable, wireless worlds" New York Times 1:24 PM
  • "Sony Reader Wi-Fi drops permanently to $130" Electronista 10:15 AM
  • "Galaxy Nexus gets recovery images, for when your hacking joy turns to tears" Engadget 10:14 AM
  • "MasterImage 3D's small step forward for glasses-free 3D" CNET News 9:20 AM
  • "Android bloatware results in serious security flaws" ZDNet 3:13 PM
  • "Toshiba Regza 32UL863 32in LED TV: The sharpest picture we've seen?" Register Hardware 3:10 PM
  • "10 products changing the business world: From Siri and SSD to augmented reality and Ice Cream Sandwich, here are 10 technology game-changers" [Slideshow] PCWorld 2:48 PM
  • "A parent's guide to game gifts: Season's hottest video games vary in age-appropriateness" McClatchy Newspapers 2:40 PM
  • "Email in the enterprise: entering its twilight at 40?" GigaOM 2:24 PM
  • "Samsung Transform Ultra review: Solid QWERTY slider" CNET Reviews 2:02 PM
  • "RIM PlayBook's $485 Million Write-Down Hints at Trouble" eWeek 1:24 PM
  • "RIM Gored by Its Own Bull" AllThingsD 10:25 AM
  • "10 Things You Never Knew Your Could Do With Instagram Photos After You Take Them" Business Insider 10:25 AM
  • "Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (first impressions)" ZDNet 10:24 AM
  • "Carrier IQ Gets Scrooged For The Holidays: A tale of data collection, cease and desist, wiretap allegations, privacy questions, and potential redemption." InformationWeek 9:26 AM
  • "How the Internet is Destroying Everything" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:22 AM
  • "SAP Adds New Cloud IP With $3.4B Rescue of SuccessFactors" eWeek 2:42 PM
  • "SAP to Acquire SuccessFactors for Cloud Offerings" Bloomberg 2:21 PM
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Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Tech Stocks: The Top 25 Tech Stocks: Apple" [Video Report] The Motley Fool 6:22 PM
  • "About Apple's incredible shrinking P/E ratio" Fortune 12/2
Industry News
  • "Those Grand Old Tech Stocks: Big-cap technology names don't offer rapid growth, but in parlous times their steady shares and yields look attractive." Barron's 10:25 AM
  • "Markets Brace for EU Summit: Coming Week" TheStreet 1:26 PM
  • "Careful Day Caps Big Week for Dow: The U.S. stock market ended a rampant week with a whimper on Friday as early euphoria gave way to a sober look toward a crucial moment in the European debt crisis next week." [Paid Membership Required] 1:30 PM
  • "Asia Markets: China data to dominate Asia agenda" MarketWatch 1:28 PM
  • "U.S. stocks slip at close, with Dow up 7% on week: S&P 500 also ends fractionally lower; Nasdaq edges up" MarketWatch 12/2
  • "Stocks Waver, But Poised to Post Best Week in Years" FOXBusiness 12/2
  • "Stocks Finish Flat as Jobs Boom Goes Bust" TheStreet 12/2
  • "Stocks: Strong week despite European woes" CNNMoney 12/2
  • "Stocks to get jobs boost: U.S. stocks were set for big gains Friday, after the government's closely-watched jobs report showed a bigger-than-expected boost in payrolls last month." CNNMoney 12/2
  • "Canada stocks waver after weak Canadian jobs data: Toronto index pares gains after weak November jobs data" MarketWatch 12/2
  • "Asia Markets Mostly Higher" [Paid Membership Required] 12/2
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks gain on crisis-resolution hopes/Merkel says Europe working toward tighter fiscal union" MarketWatch 12/2
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 12/2
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12/2
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