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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, December 3, 2011
 

 

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Weekend Highlights: Interesting article from Jeff Sommer at New York Times looks at the impact iPhone has on the US economy, citing JP Morgan economist who believes Apple's phone contributes "[1/4] to [1/3] of a percentage point to the annualized growth rate of the [GDP]"; with iTunes seeing drop in music sales, will Apple's Beats acquisition and integration be the thing that resuscitates the platform?; Barron's looks at Apple Pay and Apple's locking in of Mastercard and Visa; CVS joins Rite Aid in rejecting Apple Pay; Mashable says new iMac Retina screen so good it could stop traffic; China's official news agency, Xinhuanet, interviews Tim Cook who tells of China's importance to Apple, and that "Apple wants everything it develops to enter China market" — more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Apple Pay continues to be in the news as the service gets off the ground to a few glitches, Jan Dawson examines the service as it stands today, and where it is heading; Benzinga looks into whether Apple Pay is safe or not; Macworld has a primer on what to do if you experienced a post-Yosemite install disaster; The Mac Observer explains "handing off calls to your iPhone"; a couple features from Macworld on iTunes 12; more Yosemite system prefs reviewed at eXtensions, Mission Control and Displays; Kraig Becker thinks Apple's productivity suite "should replace Microsoft Office for Mac users"; apparently knock-offs in China responsible for spam deluge impacting iMessage; Sprint ups the ante with a new plan to rent iPhone and upgrade every year; iPhone 6 Plus seeing app crashing issue?; Six Colors reviews the new Retina iMac, and Kirk McElhearn has one word on his first impressions: "Wow!"

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "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." WSJ.com [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
OS X
News
  • "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
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "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
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "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
Op/Ed
  • "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 Match.com app after it runs afoul of subscription policy" Appolicious 12/2
  • "Match.com 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
Publications/Podcasts
  • "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
Hardware/Software
  • "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

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "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
How-To/Tutorial
  • "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
Tips
  • "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
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "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
Non-Apple
  • "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
Humor/Cartoons
  • "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
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  • "Puffer Train Puzzle Games Travel Around The World" prMac 9:11 AM
  • "MedPlusApps releases Pocket Lab Values v4.0 with iPad support" prMac 9:11 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Oracle Accuses HP of False Advertising in Revised Itanium Suit" Bloomberg 10:11 AM
  • "Oracle Countersues H-P in Chip Case" WSJ Blogs 10:15 AM
  • "Oracle Says HP Lied to Customers About Itanium" Wired Magazine 1:16 PM
  • "Oracle to confirm commitment to non-Fusion applications" Computerworld UK 1:22 PM
  • "Courts to Test Using HP Tablets as Paper Replacement: UK lawyers will get tablets to use during court proceedings. Did someone just find a huge stash of HP TouchPads?" Tom's Hardware 1:16 PM
  • "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" WSJ.com [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
  • "Zynga Lowers Sights for IPO" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:34 PM
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." WSJ.com [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" WSJ.com [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
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 10 a.m." Associated Press 12/2

 
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