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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, December 19, 2011


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Thursday Highlights: Alex Webb at Bloomberg writes that Apple's opening of R&D labs across the globe "close to companies with top expertise" is doubling "as a poaching operation"; iPhone X has consumers' attention at expense of iPhone 8 models, and concerning reports indicate the X isn't yet under production, perhaps to begin mid-October; Apple's investment in Bain Capital's takeover of Toshiba's chipworks a success; beware the latest Mac threat, weak iCloud passwords allowing hackers to breach via Find My Mac and ransomeware your Mac; Angela Ahrendts rises to #13 in Forbes' Most Powerful Women list; if Bill Gates could turn back time he'd fix Ctrl+Alt+Del; Apple TV 4K reviews are in from Engadget, The Verge, CNET, iMore, and many others; Bluetooth, Wi-Fi controls in iOS 11 Control Center simply disable, not turn on/off the features.

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  • "Apple Plots Its TV Assault: Apple Inc. is moving forward with its assault on television, following up on the ambitions of its late co-founder, Steve Jobs." [Paid Membership Required] 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Planning its TV Assault: WSJ's Sam Schechner reports on Apple's plans to build its own television that would feature wireless streaming to access shows, movies and content." [Video Report] MarketWatch 9:21 AM
  • "Is Apple's answer to TV's big problem hiding in plain sight?" Fortune 7:50 AM
  • "Can Apple Shake Up TV Like It Has Mobile With Its iPhone?" paidContent 10:08 AM
  • "The iPhone May Foreshadow The Future of Personal Computing"  Tech.pinions 8:48 AM
  • "Apple wins limited ruling in important Android patent suit: Not the knockout blow Steve Jobs sought; Google has until April to find a workaround" Fortune 7:16 PM
  • "U.S. Backs Apple In Patent Ruling That Hits Google" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:39 PM
  • "Apple wins ITC ruling of narrow technical scope against HTC: a limited victory but just the beginning"  Foss Patents 4:32 PM
  • "Apple wins ban of HTC devices at US International Trade Commission"  The Verge 4:27 PM
  • "Apple wins patent victory over HTC, which faces looming import ban" CNET News 4:33 PM
  • "Apple Ruling Hits Android" [Paid Membership Required] 6:42 PM
  • "Kodak's patent claim against Apple delayed" [Paid Membership Required] 4:33 PM
  • "Samsung Files New Claims Against Apple In Germany" [Paid Membership Required] 8:26 AM
  • "Samsung hauls Apple into court over emoticon patent :-(" The Register 8:26 AM
  • "Samsung adds a smiley face to Apple patent suit" CNET News 8:26 AM
  • "When iCal no longer accepts reminders" Macworld 1:25 PM
  • "QuarkXPress 9.1 boosts mobile app publishing power, but the process is far from easy" Macworld 8:34 AM
  • "An A to Z of System Preferences in OS X 10.7, Lion" eXtensions 12:04 PM
  • "Blow Up 3 review: A high-quality photo can be vastly increased, but it can get a watercolour-like effect" Macworld UK 8:58 AM
  • "Glitch review: Glitch brings a gentle style of multi-user game play that's as aimless as it is addictive" Macworld UK 8:57 AM
  • "Review: Chrome, the Sweet 16 Web Browser?" ZDNet 1:46 PM
  • "See Forgotten Passwords [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:54 AM
  • "How To: Record a voice memo with Quick Time" FairerPlatform 8:39 AM
  • "How to Remove Specific Items from a Time Machine Backup" The Mac Observer 1:09 PM
  • "Resize Windows for Multiple Monitors with AppleScript" Macinstruct 8:57 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Stickies! – The Mac Way To Do Post It Notes" MacTrast 8:57 AM
  • "10.7: Safari-like navigation in the Finder" Mac OS X Hints 10:07 AM
  • "Summarizing Text on the Mac" eXtensions 10:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "Arctic Escape now available on the Mac App Store" prMac 1:10 PM
  • "Beginners Guide to Mac - Video Tutorial App Now Available" prMac 1:10 PM
  • "SoftRAID LLC announces SoftRAID 4.2: Optimized performance and significantly faster throughout!" SoftRAID 7:41 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Siri can now shop for electronics by voice using Wolfram Alpha" AppleInsider 5:41 PM
  • "Sunday Is The Best Day To Launch Your Mobile App" TechCrunch 2:05 PM
  • "App cuts application clutter at MIT" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 3:49 PM
  • "App makers rushing to beat Apple's holiday deadline" CNET News 7:50 AM
  • "In Apple's 'Santa' ad, Siri's appointments are for staff at Apple's marketing firm" The Next Web 8:32 AM
  • "Siri Helps Santa in Apple's Christmas iPhone 4S Ad" PCWorld 7:45 AM
  • "Siri to Santa: You have 3.7 billion appointments" FairerPlatform 8:46 AM
  • "This 16-Year-Old Genius Scored Funding From A Hong Kong Billionaire For An iPhone App" Business Insider 1:25 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 4S leads UK Christmas smartphone sales" V3 3:44 PM
  • "Rare Steve Jobs autographed iPod shuffle goes up for auction" 9 to 5 Mac 1:34 PM
  • "Guy has idea for stretchy silicone iPad keyboard, web-gathered backers shower him with $200,000+" Associated Press 1:57 PM
  • "Reports: Renegade iPhones get a speed boost on T-Mobile" GeekWire 8:34 AM
  • "Siri plays the Yamaha Disklavier piano using AirPlay" The Loop 12:08 PM
  • "141 New York Merchants Arrested in Stolen iPhone Sting" The Mac Observer 12:06 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "AT&T Ends $39 Billion Bid for T-Mobile" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:25 PM
  • "AT&T drops $39 billion bid to buy T-Mobile USA" Reuters 4:25 PM
  • "AT&T abandons bid for T-Mobile" CNET News 4:24 PM
  • "Marc Andreessen: Predictions for 2012 (and beyond)" CNET News 3:42 PM
  • "Mystery Men Forge Servers For Giants of Internet" Wired Magazine 2:28 PM
  • "Fusion-io board gets ex-HP hotshot" The Register 2:13 PM
  • "Japan Playstation Vita launch experiences bugs" TG Daily 2:02 PM
  • "Square Enix to Reopen Hacked Site, Says No Private Data Lost" IDG News Service 11:35 AM
  • "Facebook completes move from Palo Alto to Menlo Park" ZDNet 2:30 PM
  • "SAP Steps Up Mobile, Cloud And In-Memory Commitments" InformationWeek 10:14 AM
  • "Red Hat has momentum into 2012, say partners" ZDNet 2:32 PM
  • "Red Hat Drops 9%: FYQ3 Revenue Barely Beats" Barron's 3:38 PM
  • "Xilinx cuts sales guidance on weakness" MarketWatch 9:53 AM
  • "Nokia: no plan to offer tablet, studying market" MarketWatch 9:53 AM
  • "Google may be planning high-end tablet to combat the iPad" CNET 3:42 PM
  • "Google's Schmidt Alludes to Forthcoming Tablet" Barron's 3:36 PM
  • "Google Doles Out Googlicious Galaxy Nexii To Employees" TechCrunch 1:53 PM
  • "Google Wallet Ported to Galaxy Nexus, No Root Required" PCWorld 11:34 AM
  • "Google+ Updates: Improved Stream Controls, Photo Tagging And More" TechCrunch 1:53 PM
  • "Google enhances Ice Cream Sandwich with version 4.0.3" CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "Google Lets It Snow on Home Page" TheStreet 9:40 AM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 370: Finder Tips, PDF Tricks, Cool Stuff Found & More!" The Mac Observer 4:28 PM
  • "Keen On... Walter Isaacson: Sometimes It's Nice To Be In The Hands Of A Control Freak (TCTV)" TechCrunch 2:05 PM
  • "Lots of last minute Christmas gifts and ideas plus deals to look out for. We wrap up another year of podcasts. Happy New Year!" The MT Show 8:43 AM
  • "iWake With AppAdvice For Monday Now Available" App Advice 8:26 AM
  • "Apple supplier Pegatron hit by China plant blast" Reuters 7:43 AM
  • "Pegatron Reports explosion at China subsidiary" DigiTimes 7:43 AM
  • "Apple Supplier Pegatron Reports Explosion at Subsidiary in China" IDG News Service 7:41 AM
  • "iOS Developers Now Have Less Than 24 Hours To Submit Their Apps For The Holidays" Cult of Mac 1:33 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Jetpack Joyride (Top Paid App Of 2011) For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:46 AM
  • "Deadlock: Online For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:46 AM
  • "Can Knockdown 2 For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:46 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 21 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 9:20 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:43 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:43 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:43 AM
  • "Apple TV Buyer's Guide -Apple TV Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 3:42 PM
  • "iPad Buyer's Guide -Prices Up To $100 Off Original Price" MacReviewZone 3:42 PM
  • "Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station Price Tracker -Prices From $65" MacReviewZone 3:43 PM
  • "Top Selling Mac Accessories -$18 to $500... Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 3:42 PM
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Prices Range From $45 To $300 -Best Selling" MacReviewZone 3:43 PM
  • "Best Selling iPod Headphones -Prices Range From $1 To $300" MacReviewZone 3:43 PM

  • "Review: The Sphero, A Ball With Personality" TechCrunch 1:25 PM
  • "We take Sphero, the new robotic ball, for a spin" CNET News 10:13 AM
  • "Sphero review: Is this smartphone-controlled ball the next hot toy?" The Verge 9:20 AM
  • "Orbotix Sphero review" Engadget 8:33 AM
  • "eGo Mac Edition review: A high-speed portable drive with extra password-protection" Macworld UK 8:58 AM
  • "Review: Doxie Go! The 2nd generation" IT.Enquirer 8:35 AM
  • "iPad 2 keyboard case shootout" ZDNet 3:44 PM
  • "Review: Crimson Case Anti-Glare Screen Shield for MacBook Air 11"" Run Around Tech 1:35 PM
  • "Colin McRae: DiRT 2 Review" Mac|Life 3:48 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Outlook Web Email Has Its Points but Lacks Refinement" MacNewsWorld 8:34 AM
  • "Animoto Launches App for Easy iPhone Slideshows" AllThingsD 9:44 AM
  • "Localscope for iPhone: A Browser For the Real World" ReadWriteWeb 3:52 PM
  • "Quick Look: Blockwick" iSource 7:07 PM
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Breakout Boost" Appletell 8:25 AM
  • "Riot Rings for iPhone and iPad: Colorful critters, ever-shifting game play help this app stand out" Macworld 3:49 PM
  • "'Tongue Tied!' Review - Mick and Ralph's Deadly Platformer" Touch Arcade 9:20 AM
  • "'SummitX Snowboarding' Review - Massive Air Everywhere" Touch Arcade 1:34 PM
  • "'Mini Motor Racing' Review – A Beautiful, Fulfilling Drive" Touch Arcade 1:34 PM
  • "Subject 7 Review: A 3D action-based puzzler, Subject 7 has more than a touch of the Portal about it, and that's a good thing, even before the game's gorgeous looks pull people in." 148Apps 8:31 AM
  • "Talking Air Penguin Review" 148Apps 9:23 AM
  • "Ice Rage Review: Addicting hockey game that allows players to play against the CPU or a friend using the same device." 148Apps 1:23 PM
  • "Homerun Battle 2 Review: A great game with a not-so-great pricetag." 148Apps 1:22 PM
  • "Pucca's Restaurant Review: Become a master chef and save your restaurant." 148Apps 1:23 PM
  • "How to Gift an iTunes Playlist" Macinstruct 8:46 AM
  • "Beware of potential Christmas scams" MacFixIt 7:07 PM
  • "Customize Your Mail Signature On Your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 3:53 PM
  • "iOS 5: Show hourly forecast in the Weather app" Mac OS X Hints 10:07 AM
  • "Enable the Emoji Keyboard on an iPhone" OS X Daily 9:19 AM
  • "Siri, where did my mobile ad revenues go?" GigaOM 9:03 PM
  • "How Siri could help boost location-based services" GigaOM 3:47 PM
  • "Editorial: Using iOS Devices As Television Controllers" AppleBitch 3:43 PM
  • "Editorial: Apple is Now Forced to Build a 7-inch Tablet" The Mac Observer 3:43 PM
  • "Apple accused of using junk patents to delay W3C standard" iPodNN 1:47 PM
  • "If Apple Acquires Anibot, SanDisk Could Feel The Heat In Flash" Forbes 1:46 PM
  • "Should We Ban Apple's Siri While Driving?" Techland 1:34 PM
  • "Why Developers Still Target iOS Ahead Of Android" InformationWeek 12:01 PM
  • "Notorious B.I.G and Siri sing Hypnotize" Edible Apple 10:06 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: End Enderle" Macworld [Paid Membership Required] 9:45 AM
  • "Thoughts on an LTE iPhone" TUAW 4:33 PM
  • "iPad 3 production begins, iPhone takes UK top spot" Computerworld 8:37 AM
  • "The next big app battle: Automatic Video editing" GigaOM 8:33 AM
  • "Apple iPod, Android smartphones coming to a closet near you?" CNET News 10:13 AM
  • "Apple's Work on Wearable Computer Concepts Includes Wrist-Wrapping iPod with Siri" MacRumors 8:57 AM
  • "Apple, Google said designing wearable tech, curved iPods" iPodNN 8:32 AM
  • "Curved glass iPod-bangle in Apple labs tip insiders" SlashGear 7:44 AM
  • "Apple TV Is Coming -- Straight From Microsoft and Netflix" The Motley Fool 3:50 PM
  • "Apple TV: 5 Rumored Features" Techland 3:45 PM
  • "For its next trick: Apple looks at TV" [Audio Report] MarketWatch 1:22 PM
  • "New Apple TV details: There's gotta be more to it than this" GeekWire 10:07 AM
  • "Voice-controlled Apple TV, other services being pitched to TV execs" Ars Technica 9:19 AM
  • "Apple's TV Takeover: Um, Not With Any Of These Ideas" Forbes 9:01 AM
  • "Apple Working on TV of the Future [Report] Mashable 8:58 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Television Begins To Take Shape" AppleBitch 8:44 AM
  • "Apple's TV Plans: My takeaway from WSJ Report" GigaOM 8:33 AM
  • "Having transformed music, computing, Apple targets TV" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:26 AM
  • "DVR functionality could be built into an Apple TV" ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Is Apple intentionally delaying a W3C Touch interface spec?" AfterDawn 7:38 AM
  • "4 out of 5 Videos are encoded in H.264" GigaOM 6:41 PM
  • "AT&T-Mobile deal is dead: Now what?" SplatF 5:43 PM
  • "Top 10 tech hits and misses of 2011" ZDNet 2:33 PM
  • "Geek's week before Christmas" ZDNet 2:32 PM
  • "The PC Is Order, the Cloud Is Chaos" Wired 2:26 PM
  • "With great privilege comes great responsibility" CSO 11:38 AM
  • "Architectural rule No. 1: Segregate everything" InfoWorld 11:11 AM
  • "Adobe's no-choice embrace of HTML5" InfoWorld 11:11 AM
  • "Why hardware is the new software: Consumer electronics makers are cranking out new devices at an increasingly rapid clip, leading to software-like product lifecycles. That may end up hurting them in the long run." Fortune 11:06 AM
  • "The Sky-High Expectations Surrounding Mobile Networks" [Podcast] E-Commerce Times 10:54 AM
  • "Taiwan market: HDD supply to be tightest in January" DigiTimes 10:52 AM
  • "IT's winning (and losing) job titles: In the intense new battle for IT jobs, those with multiple skills and broad knowledge of technologies will prevail." Computerworld 10:43 AM
  • "Analysis: Could RIM's survival mean abandoning the BlackBerry?" Reuters 10:13 AM
  • "10 Best Video Games for Holiday 2011" TheStreet 3:23 PM
  • "The 30 most-anticipated games of 2012" CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "An MIT Magic Trick: Computing On Encrypted Databases Without Ever Decrypting Them" Forbes 10:01 AM
  • "Why Google+ Is Essential for Your Business" TheStreet 9:41 AM
  • "What's really behind Twitter's staff exodus" CNNMoney 9:38 AM
  • "Yo Amazon: Please don't hijack the web on Kindle Fire" GigaOM 1:25 PM
  • "If Amazon's Kindle Fire is so hot, why is it still in stock? A spot check of retail sales a week before Christmas raises an interesting question" Fortune 9:42 AM
  • "Why The Android Update Alliance Was Doomed From the Start"  Tech.pinions 8:48 AM
  • "Why Do I Think My Phone Is Vibrating When It's Not?" LAPTOP Magazine 8:34 AM
  • "Apple's App Store alone worth more than RIM" GigaOM 8:54 AM
  • "The parable of RIM" asymco 8:25 AM
  • "Amazon Kindle Fire vs. iPad 2" 9:44 PM
  • "Bulletin: Santa walks out on talks with Tim Cook" Scoopertino 8:37 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "It's The Only MacBook Sticker You'll Ever Want" iPhone Savior 6:07 PM
  • "IM+ for iOS Updated, Adds BBM-Style Multi-Platform Messenger" iSource 3:46 PM
  • "Duct Tape is Even For iPads" Wired 3:44 PM
  • "Control your Roku box with free iOS app" CNET Reviews 3:44 PM
  • "Fun iPad Photo App Based on Boring Science" Wired 2:02 PM
  • "Dress your iPhone up like a Walkman" CNET News 1:57 PM
  • "'Jetpack Joyride' Is Available Now At Zero Dollars" Touch Arcade 1:34 PM
  • "WildChords Hits Just The Right Notes To Teach Guitar" 148Apps 1:33 PM
  • "Is This the First of Many Cameras You'll Connect Directly to Your iPad?" Gizmodo 1:33 PM
  • "Facebook Adds Timeline to iPhone App" PCWorld 1:23 PM
  • "Pentagon taps iPhone app - plans app store" Bloomberg News 11:43 AM
  • "NNG has launched its first ever hardware product, the iGO primo app Car: Dock." iGo MyWay 10:06 AM
  • "NALSA ArchiFlash for iPhone updates have arrived" Architosh 9:25 AM
  • "iPad case claims to boost 3G performance, reduce radiation" TUAW 9:21 AM
  • "Upcoming 'Santa's Giftship' is 'Zombie Gunship' with a Christmas Theme. Seriously." Touch Arcade 9:20 AM
  • "First Bluetooth 4.0 heart rate monitor app approved by Apple" 9 to 5 Mac 9:01 AM
  • "Ash Gets New Custom Artwork, a Few Tweaks, and a Price Drop" 148Apps 8:53 AM
  • "AutoNavi iPhone Application Named China's Highest-Grossing iPhone Application for Second Consecutive Year" GlobeNewswire 8:53 AM
  • "Animoto Announces New iPhone App That Instantly Turns Photos Into Professional-Looking Videos" PRNewswire 8:53 AM
  • "Sonnet releases Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter" Mac.Blorge 8:48 AM
  • "Ergonomic Laptop And iPad Solutions from RTA Products Now Available to Redefine Your Workspace" MacPrices 8:42 AM
  • "New iPhone App Helps Users Uncover 'Fake' Media Images" PRWeb 8:42 AM
  • "iPhone Dev-Team Releases RedSn0w 0.9.9b9 With APTickets and iOS 5.0.1 Support" iClarified 8:34 AM
  • "CarXpenses - Great New iPhone App for Tracking Car Expenses" prMac 1:11 PM
  • "Memorize - memory training app for young and old" prMac 1:11 PM
  • "A timeless classic bursts onto iOS with the release of Thumbelina story" prMac 1:11 PM
  • "Burning Things: Pro-social Behavior Facilitated by Portrait Mode Comfort" prMac 1:10 PM
  • "iDogEvents - See and Share What's Happening in the Dog World" prMac 1:10 PM
  • "Fly high and breath fire on iOS w/ Draco The Dragon" prMac 10:36 AM
  • "Get yourself the most Accurate Love Meter on your iPhone" prMac 10:08 AM
  • "The app Games For Kids now available on the App Store" prMac 10:06 AM
  • "iPhone game Moli - lost in rotation starts with a free download today" prMac 9:41 AM
  • "Exercising Memory the Old Fashioned Way - RetroMem Has Arrived" prMac 9:01 AM
  • "Devit Group introduces Candy Competition for iOS" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "Real Fireworks iPad 2 App Just in Time for The New Year 2012" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "WakeApp, the Scientific Alarm Clock & Sleep Recorder App for the iPhone" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "Apple Approves First Heart Rate Monitor App for Bluetooth 4.0" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "New Bundle started 10 Top Applications - 90% off" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "Record Your Relatives' Stories and Keep Them Forever" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "Wildbit Studios releases Paper Zombie iPad - New iPad Game on App Store" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "Bullion Investor App v1.0 - Now Available In App Store" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "Intimate Fireplace Free iOS App Helps Make Holiday Season Warm And Cozy" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "Apimac releases Memos 3.0 for iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 8:48 AM
  • "3D App Teaches Children to Learn about Animals Just Released on iTunes" prMac 8:48 AM
  • "Can an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch App Make You a Better Person? - Yes" prMac 8:42 AM
  • "iProteins 2.5 for iPhone Provides Valuable Info for Vegans / Vegetarians" prMac 8:42 AM
  • "Santa Box 1.0: Real physics based Holiday App from Demansol" prMac 8:42 AM
  • "Measuring, Storing, and Sharing Dimensions Has Never Been Easier" prMac 8:42 AM
  • "Ben 10 prepares for battle in Ben 10 OmniGames Lite for iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:41 AM
  • "New iPhone App Lets Users Uncover Fake Media Images" prMac 8:41 AM
  • "PhotoPlace - The fantastic organizer for iPhone photos" prMac 8:41 AM
  • "iVigilo Smartcam Pro turns iOS Device into Mobile Camera Security System" prMac 8:41 AM
  • "Be the Life of the Party with Who Called You - Celebrity Calls and Texts" prMac 8:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Will future tech read your mind? Get a quick rundown on IBM's five-year, five-tech predictions." MSNBC 11:27 AM
  • "IBM: Mind Reading Is Just Five Years Away" PC Magazine 11:32 AM
  • "IBM: Mind reading is less than five years away. For real." CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "IBM Predicts Home Electricity From Your Bike, Mind-Reading Computers" AllThingsD 3:36 PM
  • "IBM tracks pork chops from pig to plate" Computerworld 10:42 AM
  • "Pegatron reportedly lands orders for Lenovo quad-core tablet PC" DigiTimes 10:52 AM
  • "Lenovo-backed game console for China hit by delays: The iSec is a videogame console similar to the Xbox Kinect with controller-free gaming" IDG News Service 11:36 AM
  • "Could Security Be HP's Unexpected Strength?" AllThingsD 9:51 AM
  • "Microsoft-Novell $1.3bn antitrust case ends in hung jury: The verdict may bring the seven-year-old case to its conclusion" Techworld 1:59 PM
  • "Juror in Microsoft antitrust case at peace with decision" Associated Press 10:51 AM
  • "Zombie Microsoft antitrust case shuffles to retrial" The Register 2:14 PM
  • "Why Microsoft Might Buy Nokia -- And Why Not" Computerworld 11:35 AM
  • "Windows 8 to feature image sign-on system: Using Windows 8 devices could involve signing on by tapping, circling or touching images." BBC 10:31 AM
  • "Windows 8 to let you use a picture as your password" CNET News 3:43 PM
  • "Windows Server 8: An Inside Look/We drill into the good and bad of Microsoft's forthcoming OS and share exclusive survey results on IT deployment plans." InformationWeek 10:15 AM
  • "Bing Cracks 15% Search Share as Google, Yahoo Dip" eWeek 10:54 AM
  • "Skype Offering Free Holiday Wi-Fi at Major Airports" PC Magazine 11:31 AM
  • "Skype spreading holiday cheer with free Wi-Fi promotion" The Verge [Free Registration Required] 3:26 PM
  • "Microsoft flags malware that poses as police" ZDNet UK 3:01 PM
  • "Earnings Preview: Oracle Corp." Zacks 10:00 AM
  • "Oracle, Cisco crow new database flash dash record" The Register 2:15 PM
  • "Intel Survey Proves If You Expose Teens to Engineering You Create More Engineers" Wired 2:28 PM
  • "House readies green card bill for tech: Unlike others, this latest effort may have a chance" Computerworld 10:43 AM
  • "SOPA vote delayed in House: Action on SOPA, the House bill aimed at stopping online piracy, has been delayed. The House Judiciary Committee could vote on SOPA as early as Wednesday. " Christian Science Monitor 10:41 AM
  • "Chip executives' confidence in decline, says KPMG" EE Times 10:53 AM
  • "Semiconductor Market Hits $302 Billion in 2011: Gartner" eWeek 10:55 AM
  • "5 Twists On 2012''s Big Tech Trends/Forget big-bang changes: 2012 will bring important but incremental advances in trends such as social and mobile. Consider how your enterprise will tap into these five, Forrester Research advises." InformationWeek 10:15 AM
  • "Tech in 2012: What to Expect" [Video Report] TheStreet 9:41 AM
  • "2012 IT Outlook: More Projects, Tepid Hiring Plans/Our annual Outlook 2012 survey finds 30% of companies still expect an IT hiring freeze, even as interest rises in emerging data center, social, and tablet technologies." InformationWeek 10:15 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Time To Get Greedy: Buy Problem Solvers Like Apple And Google" Forbes 1:21 PM
  • "Apple: Will Most-Hated Product Translate Into Most-Loved Stock?" WSJ Blogs 1:21 PM
  • "Apple Options: Will They Get Cheaper Into The New Year?" Seeking Alpha 9:21 AM
  • "The Only Tech Giant Worth Buying" Forbes 1:57 PM
Industry News
  • "Apple bucks down trend for tech stocks" MarketWatch 3:19 PM
  • "U.S. stocks close 1% down on EU shortfalls" MarketWatch 4:28 PM
  • "Dow Sheds 100 Points as Bank Selloff Accelerates" FOXBusiness 3:20 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slump on Concern Europe Failing to Tame Debt Crisis" Bloomberg 4:29 PM
  • "Stocks Knocked Down by Weak Banks, Europe Uncertainty" TheStreet 4:29 PM
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