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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, December 8, 2011
 

 

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Thursday Highlights: Tim Cook pens essay for Bloomberg Businessweek confirming rumors that he is gay; Cook says his announcement was to help others and was worth trading his personal privacy; Mashable breaks down the importance of both the why and when of the announcement — reports aplenty between our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; Gizmodo tracks Yosemite's "worst bugs" and shows how to fix them; if you're a CLI (command line interface) geek, MacIssues shows "how to uninstall App Store apps from the command line"; Ben Taylor has a run down of retailers he believes Apple has to land for Apple Pay to succeed; the CurrentC app on the App Store getting slammed by reviewers over MCX banning Apple Pay at member merchants; but one merchant, Meijer, has chosen to break rank with MCX and continue to accept Apple Pay; IDC stats show Apple's share of tablet market has dropped to 22% thanks to "cheap media consumption options"; and another stat from the firm sees increased competition growth beyond Samsung, Apple; Apple said to be looking at selling iPhones in Iran; Gizmodo reviews the 5k Retina Display iMac; iSource has a tutorial on jailbreaking your iOS 8.x device; meanwhile, over at TechNN, Microsoft announces a new fitness band, the $199 "Microsoft Band" as part of company effort to engage the health industry; TechRepublic has 7 things you want to know about HP's 3D printing strategy.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Does Apple's Siri Threaten Google's Search Monopoly? The iPhone speech aid is boosting visits to search engines such as Yelp and Wolfram Alpha."  Technology Review 8:34 AM
  • "Apple to Appeal Lost U.S. Court Bid to Block Samsung Phone Sales" Bloomberg 9:55 PM
  • "Apple to Appeal Lost U.S. Court Bid to Block Samsung Phone Sales" Bloomberg 9:56 PM
  • "Samsung slays Apple in tablet war: Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be on sale 'next week' after the High Court today denied Apple's request to appeal an earlier decision overturning the ban on the device."  Sydney Morning Herald 7:59 PM
  • "Australia court lifts Samsung Galaxy Tab sales ban" Reuters 7:59 PM
  • "French court denies Samsung request for iPhone 4S ban"  Foss Patents 8:38 AM
  • "Samsung Loses Bid to Ban iPhone 4S in France" AllThingsD 9:52 AM
  • "Are You Paying Apple Too Much For E-Books? The Justice Department Thinks So" ReadWriteWeb 9:55 AM
  • "Apple's Claim of Android Rip-Off Awaits Trade Agency Ruling" Bloomberg 8:59 AM
  • "China iPad Trademark Holder Seeks $1.6 Billion from Apple" The Mac Observer 6:31 PM
  • "Apple facing massive compensation bill for using iPad name in China" iTWire 4:56 PM
  • "Report: Apple may lose iPad trademark in China" ZDNet Asia 8:36 AM
  • "Betcha Apple Sold a Lot of iPhones This Quarter" AllThingsD 8:27 AM
  • "Apple MacBook component factory in China still shut down: Catcher Technology's factory produces casings for Apple's MacBook laptops" IDG News Service 8:27 AM
  • "How productive is an Apple store employee?" asymco 9:33 AM
  • "Apple's New Campus Will Put On A Spectacular Show Every Year, Starting On Steve Jobs' Birthday" Forbes 8:58 AM
OS X
News
  • "Logic Pro and MainStage now in Mac App Store, major price cut included" Apple Headlines 4:28 PM
  • "Apple Improves Photo Stream Support in Aperture 3.2.2" The Mac Observer 3:56 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers" MacFixIt 7:59 PM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: My Mac had a kernel panic. Now what?" TUAW 4:48 PM
  • "I was unable to have iCal events sync between my MBP and my iPad, too. I worked through the steps given here, and now iCal syncing appears to be working." MacInTouch 10:23 AM
  • "Logic Pro 9: Deploying across multiple Mac systems using Apple Remote Desktop, NetInstall, or NetRestore" Apple Support 6:47 PM
  • "Aperture 3.2.1: Some images auto-imported via Photo Stream may not be visible in library" Apple Support 6:47 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Using Photoshop and Illustrator Together, Part 3 of 3" [Video-based Tutorial] Layers Magazine 10:51 AM
  • "Mac OS X: Open Folders & Navigate the Finder with Arrow Keys" The Mac Observer 8:52 AM
  • "Text handling tips in OS X" MacFixIt 6:44 PM
  • "Ask Andru: Apple iMessage Follow-Up" GeekWire 6:46 PM
  • "3 Reasons To Use A Natural Language Calendar Assistant On Your Mac" Mac 360 8:12 AM
  • "10.7: Applescript to escape Zoomed In screen" Mac OS X Hints 10:12 AM
  • "Opening a printer proxy from the Print dialog" Mac OS X Hints 10:11 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Why it makes sense to expect Siri for the Mac"  Computerworld 11:16 AM
  • "iTunes Match viewed as break-even but important business for Apple" AppleInsider 9:54 AM
  • "Apple: Piper Ponders iTunes 'Match' Implications" Barron's 9:45 AM
Press Releases
  • "iTunes visualizers: SoftSkies, WhiteCap, Aeon, G-Force updates roll" FairerPlatform 9:20 AM
  • "DEVONtechnologies, LLC releases maintenance updates for all editions of DEVONthink and DEVONagent with minor enhancements and bug fixes." DEVONtechnologies 9:05 AM
  • "Growl Fork is a Free Version of Growl that Works Properly in Lion" Lifehacker 9:04 AM
  • "TopXNotes Bodega Manager's Special Sale Starts now" prMac 2:06 PM
  • "Create Beautiful Custom Calendars with Posterino 2.5 - Now On Sale" prMac 10:10 AM
  • "Replies 1.0 for OS X: Email App Designed Especially for Customer Support" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Invoice Pro is a simple and flexible invoicing application" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Softinventive Lab announces the release of Total Network Inventory 2, new software for computer network inventory. The new version is much faster and more reliable, and in addition it is now able to scan computers running MacOS X, FreeBSD and Linux-like systems just as easily as it would previously scan a Windows-device: no pre-installed agents, no preparations, you still need nothing more than the right password." Softinventive Lab 8:17 AM
  • "JPY Delivers New Benchmark in Mac and Windows Data Security" JPY 8:14 AM
  • "Chronos Inc. today announced the release of Lumio, a brand-new wallpaper utility for Mac OS X that helps users personalize their computer. Lumio contains over 250 wallpapers that have been designed by artists from different countries around the world. It also features a swanky art gallery interface." Chronos 8:13 AM
  • "Memory Cleaner 2.0 and Security Camera 2.2" Alice Dev Team 8:13 AM
  • "DssW Sleep Monitor 3 - Long Term Power Monitoring for Mac OS X" DssW 8:12 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple hasn't yet approved OnLive app for iOS/Hold your horses: OnLive for iPad not available just yet, longer wait for iPhone app" Macworld UK 8:28 AM
  • "OnLive Now on Android Tablets, iOS Devices Soon" PCWorld 9:19 AM
  • "Apple firms up Grand Central store opening" TG Daily 8:29 AM
  • "Apple Store openings shrouded in secrecy" CNN 2:14 PM
  • "Why Tablet Shopping Matters: The Case of the $28,000 Dress" ["About 87 percent of tablet owners polled in a survey commissioned by Zmags said they have been using their tablets for browsing and purchasing their holiday gifts this year. ... The Zmags study found that tablet owners were happier and more excited about their shopping. They used words like 'indulgent' and 'generous' to describe their purchases. By contrast, consumers who don't own tablets said they felt 'impatient, stressed, or overwhelmed about shopping.'"] CNBC 1:40 PM
  • "Apple Launches Free 12 Days of Christmas App for European Customers" MacRumors 8:33 AM
  • "Apple And The 12 Days Of Christmas" AppleBitch 11:12 AM
  • "iTunes Rewind 2011 -their choices and yours" iTWire 4:55 PM
  • "Padlock salesman trades 30-pound sample case for 1.35-pound iPad: 'My laptop stays at home permanently'" Network World 1:35 PM
  • "iOS finally gets Palm compatibility: Love the iPhone, but still in love with Palm OS? You can have it all as StyleTap is standing ready to wrap up your Palm OS apps with an Apple-friendly iOS coating." The Register 8:34 AM
  • "StyleTap iOS Wrapper SDK lets you submit Palm OS apps to Apple" 9 to 5 Mac 10:19 AM
  • "BlackBerry Owners Want iPads And So Do Android And Windows Phone Owners: Survey" Forbes 11:17 AM
  • "Apple's 'spaceship' campus gets shown in new renders" The Verge 9:00 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' last design: New Apple HQ pics" The Register 8:34 AM
  • "Apple refines futuristic Cupertino campus" Silicon Valley 10:47 AM
  • "Apple TV Streaming Quietly Goes International" mocoNews 8:50 AM
  • "Adele, 'Angry Birds' and 'Steve Jobs' lead iTunes 2011 sales lists" Associated Press 1:35 PM
  • "Apple lists top apps, music, movies of 2011" The Loop 1:32 PM
  • "Hungarian software firm commissions Steve Jobs statue" [Video Report] BBC 10:24 AM
  • "'Steve Jobs' Is Amazon's Top-Selling Book for 2011" Forbes 11:00 AM
  • "Apple's founding contract coming up for auction" Reuters 1:40 PM
  • "Contract that founded Apple up for auction: 'Seed' doc may fetch $1M" New York Post 1:35 PM
  • "Verizon CEO: Shared data plans coming next year" PCWorld 8:41 AM
  • "Verizon iPhone customers may get shared data plans in 2012" Apple Headlines 8:20 AM
  • "Adele is iTunes top-seller of 2011" Reuters 7:26 PM
  • "MacMall Holds Saturday Grand Opening for Retail Store" The Mac Observer 2:50 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Bitdefender puts a Sphere around multi-device security" iTWire 4:56 PM
  • "Facebook launches Subscribe button for websites" ZDNet 2:59 PM
  • "Mozilla Chairwoman Sheds Light on Firefox Priorities" WSJ Blogs 2:46 PM
  • "Twitter's Big Redesign Adds Photos, Videos, Brand Pages" InformationWeek 3:28 PM
  • "Twitter's Fly redesign aims to be faster, simpler" CNNMoney 3:11 PM
  • "Usenix: Dartmouth Expanding Diff, Grep Unix Tools" IDG News Service 11:38 AM
  • "FreedomPop Vows to Offer Free 4G Service Next Year" PCWorld 11:37 AM
  • "Razer Preps for Blade Gaming Laptop Pre-Orders" PC Magazine 11:35 AM
  • "Notebooks expected to fully adopt HD quality webcams in 2H12" DigiTimes 10:46 AM
  • "Google might launch Flipboard-rival as soon as tomorrow" CNET News 3:25 PM
  • "Google exec discusses future for Google Apps, Chromebooks" ZDNet 2:58 PM
  • "Google 'does not work with', support Carrier IQ" ZDNet 2:58 PM
  • "#LeWeb : Google's Schmidt urges European cities to compete with Silicon Valley" V3 2:42 PM
  • "Google Image Search Adds More Tablet-Optimized Improvements" TechCrunch 2:31 PM
  • "Google Launches Schemer, An Activity Recommendation Engine To 'Discover New Things To Do'" TechCrunch 2:30 PM
  • "Google Goggles picks up big new features" The Verge [Free Registration Required] 2:48 PM
  • "Shigeru Miyamoto rumors of retirement not true, says Nintendo" CBS News 10:29 AM
  • "AT&T throttling speeds for heavy data users" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "T-Mobile's Nokia Windows Phone Will Be Lumia 710: Report" eWeek 10:47 AM
  • "Sharp: Big-screen TV sales likely to top 1 million in N.America" Reuters 3:27 PM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Mac Geek Gab Premium Podcast: MGG 368: Calendars & Backup Answers, Cool Stuff Found!" The Mac Observer 4:00 PM
  • "The Gear of ZDNet: How Jason Perlow goes mobile" ZDNet 9:35 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Last Week Apple Put In A Big New Order For More iPhones, Says Citi" Business Insider 9:45 AM
  • "Rumor: High Resolution iPad 3 Release Date Is February 2012" AppleBitch 2:06 PM
  • "Apple TV-enabled iMac tipped for 2012 television attack" SlashGear 8:29 AM
  • "Apple's Siri-related job listings suggest future interactions with other apps" Appolicious 9:04 AM
  • "Apple job posts reveal Siri's future: API, sleeker interface and more" VentureBeat 8:59 AM
  • "Simply, The Apple Hairbands! Keeping with the tradition of simplistic minimal design, Sang-hoon Lee has designed his vision for the Apple Headphones. Looks more like a hairband with a sleek finish. I think the touch of volume controls within the glowing apple logo is just too clever!" Yanko Design 9:27 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Shows us Just How Cool Future iOS Devices Could Be" Patently Apple 4:31 PM
  • "Apple Provides a Rare Look at their iOS Sensor Testing Equipment" Patently Apple 1:32 PM
  • "Apple exploring Kinect-like 3D input for controlling Macs" AppleInsider 8:36 AM
  • "Apple to Advance Audio Quality in iPhone & Add Phone to iPad" Patently Apple 9:46 AM
  • "Apple interested in improving noise cancellation via voice recognition" AppleInsider 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For User Interface For Electronic Backups" MacNews 11:01 AM
  • "Apple Eyeing High Contrast Liquid Crystal Display" MacNews 10:14 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "NFL Rivals For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:56 AM
  • "Stupid Ninjas For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:56 AM
  • "Robo5 For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:56 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 12 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:51 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:56 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:56 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Shootout: Seagate's Gen 2 Hybrid HDD versus Gen 1 Hybrid, normal HDD, and pure SSD" Bare Feats 1:33 PM
  • "Performance Comparison Between 2011, 13 Inch Macbook Pro 2.3GHz and 2008, 13 Inch Macbook 2.4GHz" MacReviewZone 10:15 AM
  • "My Passport Studio & Helium Portable Drives" Mac|Life 10:24 AM
  • "Pentax Q review: The smallest CSC we've handled fulfils the promise of great image quality from a smaller form factor than a digital SLR" Macworld UK 8:42 AM
  • "Sony NEX-C3 review: Sony's NEX-C3 is more a refinement of its successful original than a revolutionary new model" Macworld UK 8:42 AM
  • "Video Review: Speck FabShell Case for the iPhone 4/4s" Run Around Tech 1:39 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: Twitter 4.0 for iPhone" MacStories 9:56 PM
  • "MyForce Pushes a Panic-Button App for the Campus" AllThingsD 6:47 PM
  • "Hands on With Twitter for iPhone and Android" Mashable 6:46 PM
  • "A closer look at the My Xbox Live app for iOS" CNET News 6:46 PM
  • "Three Ways The iPhone Can Change The Way You Spend, Carry, And Save Money" App Advice 1:41 PM
  • "Schedule Planner Pro for iPhone and iPad" Macworld 8:52 AM
  • "OnLive Review: Play the latest games online with this innovative streaming service" Macworld UK 8:42 AM
  • "Box iOS apps get spruced up with photo and search functions" VentureBeat 11:01 AM
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Retro Games" Appletell 9:04 AM
  • "Console Meets iPad in Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 8:51 AM
  • "'McGyro' Review – Tiltin' and Shootin', Wild West-Style" Touch Arcade 9:00 AM
  • "NFL Flick Quarterback Review: Laces out, Dan! Full Fat Games brings the first of many flick themed football games to iOS." 148Apps 9:07 AM
  • "Quadra Review: Matching four blocks is no easy task in this frenzied block matching game." 148Apps 8:36 AM
  • "Pop The Corn Review: Pop corn quickly and fast. It's simple but fun for a short time." 148Apps 11:18 AM
Tips
  • "App Adds Quick-Launch Shortcuts to iOS Notification Center" Wired 3:07 PM
  • "Clearing out your iCloud Photo Stream" iLounge 9:34 AM
  • "Daily Tip: How to view High Quality YouTube over 3G" TiPb 9:00 AM
  • "Delete Phone Calls on the iPhone with a Swipe" OS X Daily 8:50 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Cassandra: Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 8:00 PM
  • "Then and Now: How Apple Sold Computers" Apple Gazette 7:59 PM
  • "Apple iPhone Bulls, Please Keep Quiet: Apple bulls are aggressively talking up fourth-quarter iPhone sales and could take expectations up too high."  Minyanville 7:26 PM
  • "No retail head? No problem for Apple/Analysis: Company appears to be in no rush to replace Ron Johnson" MarketWatch 3:23 PM
  • "Analysis: The Operational Details of the Apple HDTV" The Mac Observer 2:50 PM
  • "Apple, Nike face Patent lawsuit over iPod Accessories" The Mac Observer 2:21 PM
  • "11 Ways Android Ice Cream Sandwich Completely Dominates iOS" Business Insider 1:45 PM
  • "Apple's Best of 2011 Picks Are In—and Kinda Weird" Gizmodo 1:41 PM
  • "Part II: Best of Tech 2011 (Gizmos)" Tech.pinions 10:48 AM
  • "Apple - troubleshooting thermal problems; App Store issues; Internet services; electronic books; post-PC era; sales tax" MacInTouch 10:22 AM
  • "Steve Jobs: Will bronze statue do him justice?" CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "An Open Letter To Tim Cook, CEO Of Apple Incorporated"  Seeking Alpha 9:56 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: The honeymoon is over" Macworld [Paid Membership Required] 9:54 AM
  • "All-In-One Sales Slowing, But The IMac Will Defy This Trend" MacNews 9:41 AM
  • "3 Apple Products That Are Business Bargains" MainStreet 9:36 AM
  • "When Is Your PowerPC Mac Too Old?" Low End Mac 9:28 AM
  • "The floppy disk save icon - Kill it with fire!" ZDNet 9:04 AM
  • "Psychiatrist: Siri is as Bad for You as Drugs or Violent Video Games" MacTrast 8:52 AM
  • "Apple to Rename iPad for the Chinese Market?" PadGadget 10:51 AM
  • "Rumor: Will the iPad 3 Be Thicker?" PadGadget 9:45 AM
  • "What's Going to Happen to the iPad in 2012" PadGadget 8:51 AM
  • "What Eric Schmidt Actually Said" OSNews 8:51 AM
  • "Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Insists Android Is Way Ahead Of iOS" Cult of Android 8:37 AM
  • "Google's Schmidt: Android is ahead of iOS" CNET News 8:36 AM
  • "More Transparent Tracking—Why Is There No App for That? A call for smart-phone software that lets users see what data their gadgets are sending out." Technology Review 8:34 AM
  • "Android Market app downloads finally catching up to Apple App Store" Apple Headlines 8:21 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Meet the real transformers: Best robots of the year (video)" CNET News 3:24 PM
  • "AMD, Nvidia introduce 'new' mobile graphics card lineups, but Radeon 7000M, GeForce 600M are just rebadges" ZDNet 3:00 PM
  • "Dear Carrier IQ: If you want to track me, you need to ask me first" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2:50 PM
  • "Raptr names Skyrim 'most played' game of 2011" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 2:50 PM
  • "Screenshots: Take a Gander at the New Twitter Design" Techland 2:41 PM
  • "More Transparent Tracking—Why Is There No App for That? A call for smart-phone software that lets users see what data their gadgets are sending out." Technology Review 2:32 PM
  • "Facebook may be scary, but we love it anyway" CSO 11:39 AM
  • "Why we need even more programming languages: Upgrading existing, popular languages to support new features is a lot harder than you might think" InfoWorld 11:21 AM
  • "Road warrior roadkill: 2011's mobile technology losers" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 11:21 AM
  • "Can new 'whole-home routers' cover all the bases?" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:17 AM
  • "7 stylish wireless routers" [Slideshow] The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:17 AM
  • "Loyalty Programs: The Wireless Industry Could Be Onto Something Big" E-Commerce Times 10:46 AM
  • "Java apps face more performance issues, study finds: Analysis of software quality found that on security .Net scored low and Cobol scored high. Wide-ranging study also determined the costs of flawed software" InfoWorld 11:21 AM
  • "HTML5-enabled phones to hit 1 billion in sales in 2013" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Social networking's salad days are ending, Forrester says" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "Think virtual meetings are hard? You're right" Fortune 9:58 AM
  • "Are Wireless PJ's the Cat's Pajamas?" AllThingsD 9:46 AM
  • "Your Gmail Is About To Change Again, This Time With New Stuff From Google+" Business Insider 1:39 PM
  • "Motorola Xyboard: A compelling product with a great name" Tech.Blorge 1:34 PM
  • "Most Of Holiday Budgets Will Be Spent On Electronics" MacNews 9:20 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "The Three Stooges vs. the iPhone" TiPb 10:14 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Scribblenauts Remix update uses iPhone 4S and Siri to summon items" TUAW 7:26 PM
  • "Yellowfin Closes in on Consumerized Expreience for Better BI Mobility" iPadCTO 6:30 PM
  • "Apple names Tiny Wings iPhone game of the year" Eurogamer 5:17 PM
  • "Apple Names Instagram iPhone App of the Year" PC Magazine 5:17 PM
  • "Google Currents, Flipboard-Like App for iOS and Android" The Mac Observer 4:55 PM
  • "Twitter for iPhone Gets Updated with Connect, Discover & Me" Best App Site 3:32 PM
  • "Science? There's An App For That" Wired 3:07 PM
  • "Oscilloscope Turns iPad Into a Serious Science Tool" Wired 3:05 PM
  • "'Batman: Arkham City' glides onto Apple devices" USA Today 2:50 PM
  • "Gameloft's Six-Guns brings cowboys, vampires and werewolves to iOS" The Loop 2:06 PM
  • "Antengo Reinvents the Classified Ad with New App for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch" Business Wire 1:45 PM
  • "NJVC Announces Launch of CommandHub's iFortress App" Business Wire 1:45 PM
  • "µTorrent Plus Launches: Play It Now on Popular Devices" Business Wire 1:45 PM
  • "'Chrono Trigger' Hits the App Store" Touch Arcade 1:39 PM
  • "This Ridiculous iPod Dock Weighs 700 Pounds And Costs $30,000" Business Insider 11:00 AM
  • "Dragon Shout: A Great 'Skyrim' Map App" Touch Arcade 10:25 AM
  • "Evernote releases two new iOS Apps" PCWorld 10:14 AM
  • "Scribblenauts App Store Game Introduces Gameplay Integration with Siri" iDownload Blog 9:35 AM
  • "Relentless Software Releases Quiz Climber Rivals" 148Apps 9:35 AM
  • "PopCap revamps Bejeweled on iOS, sends Bejeweled Blitz freemium" TUAW 9:00 AM
  • "Kevlar Tether Keeps Your iPhone From Plummeting To Its Death" Gizmodo 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Xbox Live app for iPhone, iPad" Wired 8:29 AM
  • "USB to Dock Connector with Micro USB / Mini USB / Card Reader" USBfever 8:18 AM
  • "Readdle introduces Printer Pro 3 for easy printing from iOS devices" prMac 1:34 PM
  • "MegaCubic Announces Foodie the Bug's Debut on iPhone App Store" prMac 9:35 AM
  • "Profolio - An innovative iOS App platform Presentation/Portfolio Service" prMac 9:06 AM
  • "Meet the Mother of All Pearls in the world of mobile puzzle games" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Prepare for Deployment With Splashdown Games: Hard Rippin' Santa" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Pro Alarm, Monitor and Weather for iOS - Your Ultimate Bedside Clock" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Fly Santa around the world in the seasonal Paper Glider Holidays" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Pinball Shuffle + Pinball Shuffle Lite released for iPhone, iPad, iPod" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "The Pragmatic Studio's Early 2012 iOS 5 Programming Course Schedule" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Sketch With Friends for iPad - Pictionary On-The-Go" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Christmas on the Beach - Try Lola's Beach Puzzle for iOS" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "BBP Creations Is A Hit With Christmas App - Downloads in 33 Countries" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Menorapp 1.0 for iOS - A Must for this upcoming Hanukah" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "New release 3 versions of Yep and Leap discounted on the App Store" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Timber Apps have reinvented Talk-to-the-Hand with a new iOS app" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Secret Life For iPhone - Protect your secrets and guard your privacy" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Hungry Dragon Game for iOS - Try to Control a Growing Dragon" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Art Authority for iPad 4.5: More Ways to Get Lost in the Things We Love" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Battle of the App Heroes Infographic by APPSPIRE.me" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "The Slink Christmas Special is here: 50% off" prMac 8:17 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM to buy DemandTec for $440 million: IBM to buy DemandTec for $440 million in cash to expand commerce service business" Associated Press 9:54 AM
  • "IBM Buys DemandTec for $440M to Build Cloud-Based Commerce Strategy" FOXBusiness 9:54 AM
  • "IBM buys e-commerce analytics vendor Demandtec for $440 million: The move builds out IBM's Smarter Commerce portfolio of e-commerce software" IDG News Service 11:21 AM
  • "IBM Buys DemandTec for $440 Million to Expand Consumer Tools" Bloomberg 9:54 AM
  • "IBM Buying DemandTec For $13.20/Share In $440M Deal" Forbes 9:55 AM
  • "IBM to buy DemandTec for about $440 million" Reuters 9:54 AM
  • "IBM to Buy DemandTec for $440 Million" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "I.B.M. Using Bits of Watson for Drug Research" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:14 AM
  • "IBM spins nanotubes, wire and graphene" [Slideshow] ZDNet UK 3:02 PM
  • "What would a Bill Gates comeback look like?" Fortune 3:16 PM
  • "Microsoft, HP team to sell public and private cloud services" ZDNet 3:00 PM
  • "Windows 8: One OS to Rule Them All?" PCWorld 11:38 AM
  • "Microsoft: We can remotely delete Windows 8 apps/Like Apple and Google, Windows Store will include a 'kill switch' to disable or eliminate rogue apps" Computerworld 5:10 PM
  • "Windows Phones May Sell 500,000 in Europe This Quarter, IDC Says" Bloomberg 9:50 AM
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  • "Scientists build uber-small electronic circuits" TG Daily 2:35 PM
  • "Gartner Cuts 2012 Chip Growth View To 2.2% From 4.6%" Forbes 11:09 AM
  • "Hard-disk shortage to cause 4M unit PC shortfall, says analyst" CNET News 3:24 PM
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Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Will Be Serving As Your Safe Haven Today, Thanks to iPhone Sales"  WSJ Blogs 11:18 AM
  • "Macs and iPhones Can Push Apple Higher: Sterne Agee argues that the stock can gain more than 25%." Barron's 9:06 AM
  • "3 theories of Apple's growth/The latest: Share price tracks sales growth, and AAPL hits $600 in 2013" Fortune 9:00 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Few bright lights as tech stocks lose ground" MarketWatch 8:02 PM
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  • "Stocks End at Lows as EU Summit Hopes Fade" CNBC 3:20 PM
  • "Wall Street Slides as European Fears Heat Up" FOXBusiness 11:14 AM
  • "Dow Drops 199 as Germany Rejects New Rescue Plan" TheStreet 8:03 PM
  • "S&P sinks 2% on EU worries" CNNMoney 8:03 PM
  • "Dow Closes Down 198 Points: Stocks tumbled after a summit that could help stem Europe's economic turmoil got off to a rocky start and the European Central Bank stopped short of committing to increased purchases of government bonds." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:03 PM
  • "Strong jobless claims report lifts Wall Street: U.S. stocks point to a higher open Thursday, following a better-than-expected jobless claims report." CNNMoney 9:33 AM
  • "Brazilian, Mexican stocks fall on Europe outlook" MarketWatch 3:17 PM
  • "Canada stocks fall as ECB rejects more bond buying" MarketWatch 3:16 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia shares decline with Europe in view" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "European Stocks Sink: European stocks sank after the president of the European Central Bank poured cold water on speculation that the institution may ramp up purchases of government bonds." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:18 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop after Draghi comments/ECB president dampens hopes for aggressive bond purchases" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:18 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:19 PM
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