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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, March 27, 2012


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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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  • "Apple's Marketing Machine In A Class By Itself"  Forbes 6:29 PM
  • "Apple Boss In 'Problem Solving' China Mission"  Sky News 8:00 AM
  • "Apple CEO in China mission to clear up problems" Reuters 8:05 AM
  • "Apple's CEO Meets With Beijing's Mayor, Calls for Cooperation"  IDG News Service 8:44 AM
  • "Apple CEO Takes China Tour" Forbes 9:05 AM
  • "New Wi-Fi iPad Cleared for Sale in China" AllThingsD 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Says It May Offer iPad Refunds to Customers in Australia" Bloomberg 9:40 PM
  • "Australia Offers iPad Refunds After LTE Confusion" The Next Web 9:12 PM
  • "Apple heads to court over iPad 4G claim: The competition regulator will take Apple to court for allegedly making misleading statements about the wireless internet capability of the third generation iPad."  ABC News Australia 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Accused of Misleading on iPad in Australia: Apple Inc. faces a legal battle in Australia after a consumer watchdog Tuesday alleged it misled the public about the 4G capability of its new third-generation iPad device in the country." [Paid Membership Required] 7:59 AM
  • "New iPad Runs 4G? Not In Australia, Says Consumer Watchdog" TechCrunch 8:56 AM
  • "Apple, Motorola Face Off In Court Over Xoom, iPad" [Paid Membership Required] 1:21 PM
  • "Apple, Sony, 4 others sued by Graphics Properties: Apple Inc, Sony Corp and four other companies were sued by Graphics Properties Holdings Inc, formerly known as Silicon Graphics Inc, for allegedly infringing a patent through their sale of mobile phones and other electronic devices." Reuters 10:04 AM
  • "What Apple Needs to do to Stay Ahead with the iPad 4" Tech.pinions 9:32 AM
  • "Apple Gets Sued for Being 'Too Sleek'" Minyanville 5:05 PM
  • "More Macs Left Behind by Developer Preview 2 of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion" Low End Mac 11:07 AM
  • "Tibet.A malware for OS X uses Flashback Java vulnerabilities: While the route of attack has already been identified and fixed, new malware is attempting to use it for more nefarious purposes." MacFixIt 6:55 PM
  • "Apple releases Logic Pro and Express updates: Updates address stability and compatibility of Apple's pro and enthusiast music production packages." CNET Reviews 7:55 PM
  • "Apple pushes a new Safari update" AppleTell 8:55 AM
  • "Restoring windows and tabs in Safari: Inadvertently closing a needed page in Safari can be frustrating; however, there are various options available for quickly restoring it." MacFixIt 6:55 PM
  • "Mac OS X v10.7.2, Mail: Issues addressing a message to an iCloud contact group" Apple Support 9:10 PM
  • "Retrospect 9.0 Utility Software Review" Macworld 9:13 AM
  • "Convert songs at higher bit-rates in iTunes 10.6" Macworld 8:55 AM
  • "View Stacks in the More Useful List View [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:06 AM
  • "Remove the Auto-Hiding Dock Delay in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 12:35 PM
  • "Making Sense of Mac Keyboard Symbols" OS X Daily 6:54 PM
  • "Get Your MacBook Pro to Sleep Faster With A Quick Terminal Hack" iSource 3:11 PM
  • "Write To NTFS Drives With OS X Lion" BYTE 3:11 PM
  • "Yet Another Easy Way To Find More Files On Your Mac (without using Spotlight)" NoodleMac 3:04 PM
  • "An Easier, Free Way To Switch Browser Tabs Between Safari And Chrome" TeraTalks 3:04 PM
  • "Just Because You Can Do This On Your Mac Doesn't Mean You Really Should (unless you need to)" McSolo 3:03 PM
  • "Got Backup? 4 Ways To Love Get Backup (free or pro) While It Saves Your Mac's Bacon" Mac 360 3:04 PM
  • "Finally, An Easier Way To Send Humongous Files (better than email but with one gotcha)" BohemianBoomer 3:04 PM
  • "Finally, There's A Mac App Launcher That Doesn't Need A Click Or The Keyboard" Mac 360 3:03 PM
Press Releases
  • "Bartels Media today introduces ShareMouse for Mac OS X and Windows, their new software that allows users to control any combination of up to 26 Macs and PCs from a single keyboard and mouse." Bartels Media [4 page PDF Download] 11:42 AM
  • "We are pleased to inform you that Cocktail 5.1.5 (Lion Edition) has been released." Maintain 11:33 AM
  • "Preaching Resources on Sale until April 3, 2012" Accordance 11:05 AM
  • "Studiometry 9.1 Adds Assigned Project Reports, Sparrow compatibility, full iCal calendar importing, and much more." Oranged Software 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "'Siri, does anyone still use you?' Yes, says survey" Ars Technica 11:08 AM
  • "Study shows how people interact with Siri" TG Daily 8:57 AM
  • "iPhone 4S Users Can't Get Enough of Siri or Can They?" Mashable 12:45 PM
  • "Sprint CFO hints at LTE iPhones in the future" CNET News 5:25 PM
  • "Was the iPhone worth it for Sprint? An early read from one analyst on the iPhone's performance at the Sprint suggests limited benefits from the device, despite its blockbuster status." CNET News 3:09 PM
  • "Siri May Soon Become ESPN's Best Friend" PadGadget 9:08 AM
  • "Apple Rejects Apps Over Privacy Concerns: Escalating crackdown begins on apps that use UDID numbers to try and identify unique devices." InformationWeek 3:11 PM
  • "ACCC initiates court proceedings against Apple" [Audio Report] ABC News Australia 8:31 AM
  • "Nokia claims Apple has no patents to back up its nano-SIM standard" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "Strong LTE iPad Demand Good for Telcos" TheStreet 11:30 AM
  • "Microsoft quietly teams with Apple in backing OpenStreetMap" Electronista 7:18 PM
  • "Not just Apple: Working life at the Samsung iPhone factory" Computerworld 7:52 AM
  • "Cupertino Chamber honors Steve Jobs posthumously" MacNN 8:37 AM
  • "Gannet arms their print and broadcast journalists with iPhones and iPads" iMore 8:49 AM
  • "UK House of Commons Showing Loyalty to iPad" PadGadget 9:08 AM
  • "School to equip students with iPads: A top-tier high school in China is considering equipping its seniors with iPads, the first in China to do so, China Daily reported Tuesday." Toronto News 10:06 AM
  • "Alcatel-Lucent lets iPads go from IM to voice and video without hanging up: The company hopes to make unified communications more popular among enterprises" Macworld UK 8:35 AM
  • "MacMall Hosts Chicago Store Grand Opening Saturday" The Mac Observer 10:58 AM
  • "Report: Apple to add Baidu to mobile Safari" ZDNet UK 9:06 AM
  • "Apple to include Baidu in mobile Safari - ZDNet Asia News" ZDNet Asia 11:22 AM
  • "The iPad app that will remind you of Microsoft's old Courier project" CNET News 3:10 PM
  • "Harry Potter series goes to e-books in iPad-friendly form" Electronista 8:49 AM
  • "Amazon adds DRM to 'DRM-free' Harry Potter eBooks" GeekWire 5:04 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "AT&T striving to retain customers through new loyalty program" CNET News 11:48 AM
  • "HTC to delete customers' backed-up contact data" ZDNet UK 11:20 AM
  • "LG's 55-inch OLED HDTV will cost $8,000 when introduced in May" ZDNet 11:19 AM
  • "Drowning in Email, Photos, Files? Hoarding Goes Digital" [Paid Membership Required] 11:11 AM
  • "Size DOES matter: Nokia snubs Apple's royalty-free nano-SIM" The Register 11:06 AM
  • "'Pizza button' takes online ordering to a new level" TG Daily 11:03 AM
  • "Carberp Trojan still alive and well, security company finds: Despite Russian arrests, rival gang still going strong" Techworld 11:02 AM
  • "Reborn LulzSec Claims Hack of Dating Site for Military Personnel" IDG News Service 10:45 AM
  • "AVG Launches Security BootCamp for Small Businesses" eWeek 10:27 AM
  • "Sony financial papers hint at future Chromebook release" V3 11:09 AM
  • "Sony Shakes Things Up Under New CEO, Reorganizes For The Post-PC Era" TechCrunch 10:57 AM
  • "New Sony CEO to keep charge of troubled TV operations" Reuters 10:03 AM
  • "Samsung offering free extended life battery with Galaxy Nexus" CNET News 9:56 AM
  • "RIM under the gun as pressures mount: CEO Heins to preside over first earnings report Thursday" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "MindTree to Open U.S. Software Center" [Paid Membership Required] 9:41 AM
  • "Voxer turns your smartphone into a walkie-talkie" CNNMoney 9:31 AM
  • "A New HTC Device Design May Challenge Apple's iPod touch" Patently Apple 7:49 AM
  • "Apple: iPad Battery Nothing to Get Charged Up About - Ina Fried - Mobile - AllThingsD"  AllThingsD 1:07 PM
  • "Apple: iPad Battery Reporting Issue Due to Battery Top-Off Feature" The Next Web 1:20 PM
  • "Apple confirms imprecise iPad battery meter, says it's by design: Nothing to see here, exec tells AllThingsD, afterto reports indicator shows a fully-charged battery when it's at 90%" Computerworld 6:29 PM
  • "Anatomy of a leak: how iPhones spill the ID of networks they access"  Ars Technica 11:43 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple May Use New Chip to Cool iPad" [Video Report] MarketWatch 3:06 PM
  • "Apple may use new chip to cool off iPad: analyst" MarketWatch 9:45 AM
  • "New iPad Lasts 24 Hours as 4G LTE Hotspot" PCWorld 10:59 AM
  • "Apple supplier Hon Hai to take 11 percent stake in Sharp" Reuters 8:03 AM
  • "Sharp Sells Stake to Hon Hai in Watershed for Japan Tech Sector" [Paid Membership Required] 10:58 AM
  • "Apple adds $125, $175 price tiers to App Store" iPodNN 3:06 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Wins Next Generation Multi-Touch Skin Technology" Patently Apple 3:03 PM
  • "Apple Wins Patent Related to High Refresh Rate FFS LCD for TV" Patently Apple 9:57 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent Relating to Nano SIM and iWallet Chip" Patently Apple 7:51 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Posthumously Awarded iMac Design Patent & More" Patently Apple 11:08 AM
  • "Apple patent involves femtocell technology" MacNews 7:57 AM
  • "Apple Granted Patent For Wired Headset With Integrated Switch" MacNews 8:20 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Silversword For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:19 AM
  • "Lunar Racer For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:19 AM
  • "Jigsaw App For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:19 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 9:06 AM

  • "Apple New iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G: No 4G in the UK, but still a great 3G HSPA tablet." Register Hardware 8:47 AM
  • "iPad testing goes global: While it's impossible to account for every conceivable variable when testing a device, having offices around the world affords CNET the unique opportunity to, at the very least, get an idea of how different networks in different countries can affect a device's performance. We chose the iPad as our first test guinea pig." CNET News 9:12 PM
  • "Tablet Prizefight: Transformer Prime vs. new iPad/Asus' Android 4.0 superslate gets matched up against Apple's new eyeball-loving iPad. Who will win in this fight to the finish?" CNET News 5:25 PM
  • "SGP's Valentinus is part bi-fold wallet, part case for your iPhone 4/4S" Macworld 8:47 AM
  • "Two reason to get LTE iPad + Cygnett ICON Art iPhone 4/4S Case" Insanely Great Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Review: Smart Feather for iPad by Incipio" MacTrast 5:06 PM
  • "iKlip Studio iPad stand review" AppleTell 8:54 AM
  • "Lexmark Pro915 review: Lexmark's Pro915 produces excellent print quality, but isn't very fast or particularly cost effective" Macworld UK 8:55 AM
  • "HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 Plus review: The OfficeJet Pro 8600 Plus is a top performer, offering high-speed printing and low running costs" Macworld UK 8:55 AM
  • "Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4535 review: Epson's WP-4535 printer is fast and versatile, with low running costs, perfect for a small office environment" Macworld UK 8:55 AM
  • "Sifteo Cubes Review" Mac|Life 11:09 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Wave Alarm – Wave Your Hand To Stop The Alarm" Apple'n'Apps 7:55 PM
  • "Is Browsing a Catalog More Fun on a Tablet?" AllThingsD 6:29 PM
  • "HP ePrint Home & Biz v. 4.1 (for iPhone)" PC Magazine 11:20 AM
  • "Your $50 iPhone Navigation App is Almost Obsolete" Wired 10:58 AM
  • "World Atlas HD and The World by National Geographic for iPad" Macworld 3:18 PM
  • "Review - The World Clock app for iOS devices Review" MacNN 8:38 AM
  • "Photo Combine Lets You Easily Combine 2 or 4 Photos" Best App Site 7:47 AM
  • "Angry Birds Space Review" Mac|Life 6:30 PM
  • "'Angry Birds Space HD' Soars Into Orbit" MacNewsWorld 8:46 AM
  • "Appidemic: Dots Ball for iPhone, iPod touch" AppleTell 8:54 AM
  • "Barefoot World Atlas iPad app is a geography lesson for the 21st century - iPhone app review - Lisa Caplan | Appolicious ™ iPhone and iPad App Directory" Appolicious 3:06 PM
  • "'Hunters 2' Review – A Great Strategy Game that Improves Upon the Original" Touch Arcade 8:56 AM
  • "Welcome Spring with PopOut! The Tale of Benjamin Bunny — iPad App Review" PadGadget 9:06 AM
  • "Star Wars Pit Droids Review: Not all droids are created equal and these ones need a little help getting where they need to be." 148Apps 9:13 AM
  • "Paper Baron Review: Get a healthy dose of long distance gliding and location-based domination in this free-to-play offering." 148Apps 3:06 PM
  • "Sky Settlers Review: Its unique sim-style gameplay and interesting robots have potential, but slow gameplay will frustrate most." 148Apps 11:19 AM
  • "Tide of the Dead Review: Try to get off an infected ship alive in this rough-around-the-edges tap shooter." 148Apps 12:45 PM
  • "Diggin' Dogs Review: Packed with poisonous mushrooms and stinging bees, Diggin' Dogs is an intriguingly awesome puzzle that introduces three little unsuspecting heros as they search for the golden boot." 148Apps 10:19 AM
  • "RPG Grinsia Review: Grinsia is a decent RPG with some lag problems." 148Apps 8:56 AM
  • "Hugo Retro Mania Review: Hugo Retro Mania is a runner/maze game based on a TV from the 90s." 148Apps 5:06 PM
  • "How To Get iOS 5.1 Lock Screen Camera Shortcut On iOS 5.0.1 Right Now [Jailbreak] Cult of Mac 7:56 PM
  • "How To Use Siri To Check Sports Scores" [Video Report] Business Insider 3:10 PM
  • "iOS Video Tip: Get Multiple Directions From The iOS Map App" MacTrast 9:38 PM
  • "Need Mobile Email? You'll Need a Data Plan." AllThingsD 9:37 PM
  • "Mossberg's Mailbox" ["Q: Is it normal for the new iPad to be charged only 87% after four full hours of charging? Q: Is it normal for the new iPad to be charged only 87% after four full hours of charging?"] [Paid Membership Required] 9:12 PM
  • "4G or Not 4G: A Guide to Cut Through All the 'Fast' Talk" AllThingsD 9:11 PM
  • "4G or Not 4G: A Guide to Cut Through All The 'Fast' Talk" [Paid Membership Required] 9:10 PM
  • "Q&A: iOS Printing Without AirPrint" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:11 PM
  • "You Can Buy The Harry Potter E-Books Now—Here's What You Need To Know" ["Directions on how to load the book onto iPhones and iPads are here. But The Bookseller reports that Pottermore wasn't able to come to an iBookstore agreement with Apple by the time the Pottermore shop launched. Directions on how to load the book onto iPhones and iPads are here. But The Bookseller reports that Pottermore wasn't able to come to an iBookstore agreement with Apple by the time the Pottermore shop launched."] paidContent 8:01 AM
  • "The Next Step With Apple TV" [Video Report] Bloomberg 7:55 PM
  • "iPad Still Beating Android Tablets to the Punch" PadGadget 6:55 PM
  • "Apple Doesn't Need To Make the TV of the Future: The revolution is already here—and it's called the Xbox." Slate 6:54 PM
  • "Wi-Fi-only iPad could hit mainland China stores soon" GigaOM 3:11 PM
  • "Why does Apple care so much about SIM cards anyway?" GigaOM 3:11 PM
  • "Avowed Apple Hater, Windows Apologist, Consultant Is Really A Plumber?" PixoBebo 3:03 PM
  • "Hidden Dimensions: Okay, SciFi Fans, What Comes After iPad?" The Mac Observer 3:03 PM
  • "Why Did NeXT Fail? (Or Did It?)" 512 Pixels 12:13 PM
  • "Another Apple Myth Gets Debunked/As Apple barrels to new all-time highs this morning: and cynics scoff at the notion that it's different this time: the world's most valuable tech company managed to upend an interesting trend." The Motley Fool 11:19 AM
  • "The iPad's missing feature: multitasking" ZDNet 11:19 AM
  • "End the insanity... Woman sues Apple for $1 Million" opinionEhted 11:06 AM
  • "Is This Microsoft's Last Chance to Beat Apple?" The Motley Fool 11:05 AM
  • "Apple v. RIM: What Canadian companies can learn" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:03 AM
  • "Apple's Siri: Loved, But Underused" ABCNews 11:06 AM
  • "Most Users Satisfied With Apple's Siri, Are You?" PC Magazine 10:59 AM
  • "Fulfilling the new iPad's destiny: The quest to replace paper" Electricpig 10:56 AM
  • "Apple: No Battery Issues With New iPad - In Fact, Your Concerns Are Actually A Feature" App Advice 3:10 PM
  • "New Book: iPad Battery For Dummies" Apple Bitch 3:05 PM
  • "Analysis: Mac in the Classroom/End of the Encyclopedia Era" The Mac Observer 9:01 AM
  • "Apple's iPad faces legal battle in Australia over '4G' claim" ZDNet UK 9:05 AM
  • "Australian regulators claim Apple's iPad is misleading consumers" BGR 8:55 AM
  • "Australian Consumer Watchdog Alleges Apple Of Misleading 4G Claims" MacStories 8:47 AM
  • "Australian Regulators Targeting Apple Over '4G' Marketing Claims on New iPad" MacRumors 8:47 AM
  • "Only 55 percent of Siri users are happy with the service" VentureBeat 8:43 AM
  • "Australia vs. Apple: iPad 3 faces sales ban" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "3 Strikes: The Apple You Loved Is Now Google" Seeking Alpha 8:00 AM
  • "The 'IMac TV' Makes Sense In Light Of 'Hybrid Services' Prediction" MacNews 7:51 AM
  • "HP, Dell, Take Note: 'White Box' Machines Rising, Says JP Morgan" Barron's 11:35 AM
  • "The trouble with China's Huawei" CNNMoney 11:27 AM
  • "Top 10 smartphones to kick off 2012" ZDNet 11:19 AM
  • "Why Your Inbox May Seem a Little Less Crowded These Days" Time 11:07 AM
  • "Mists of Pandaria will not be the last WoW expansion pack" TG Daily 11:03 AM
  • "Google Pushes Play Front And Center: Is Selling Content Now King?" TechCrunch 10:57 AM
  • "LG Spectrum Review: This Is One Ugly Sumbitch" TechCrunch 10:57 AM
  • "Hands On With AVG's 'Do Not Track' Tool" PC Magazine 10:43 AM
  • "Online Video Expected to Overtake DVD, Blu-ray Viewing this Year" PCWorld 10:44 AM
  • "Most of world interconnected through email, social media: Eighty five percent of people around the globe who are connected online send and receive emails" Reuters 10:39 AM
  • "Kindle Touch hacked to play video" ZDNet 11:17 AM
  • "Lessons of the Kindle Fire's 'iPad killer' fantasy" InfoWorld 10:35 AM
  • "A surefire recipe for cloud failure/Too often, IT leads with the technology and overlooks the other ingredients in a cloud rollout: planning, strategy, architecture" InfoWorld 10:35 AM
  • "Facebook's patent headaches: More to come?" Fortune 10:30 AM
  • "What Does Robert Bowling's Departure Mean for Call of Duty?" Forbes 10:29 AM
  • "8 cool tools for data analysis, visualization and presentation" Computerworld 10:22 AM
  • "Does Microsoft Know Best? Microsoft, RIM and HP are among the vendors increasingly taking a 'works best with our stuff' approach for new products. Consider what that means for your IT strategy." InformationWeek 10:05 AM
  • "Bringing broadband to the boonies, part 2: DSL's dark side" CNET News 9:57 AM
  • "Why each Google+ comment should get its own Web address" CNET News 9:57 AM
  • "The Really Easy Way To Get Smartphone Apps On Your PC" Business Insider 9:52 AM
  • "3 Reasons Motorola's Xyboard Is Better Than the iPad" TheStreet 9:32 AM
  • "Where are all the ultrabooks?" CNNMoney 9:31 AM
  • "[Review] Acer TravelMate 8481 Notebook: The Ultimate Mobile Warrior?" vernonchan 7:51 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "A Penguin Out For Vengeance, Captain Antarctica Is Coming Soon To iOS" App Advice 7:56 PM
  • "Logitech UE: Another $400 Apple AirPlay speaker hits the market" CNET News 5:25 PM
  • "Paging Dr. iPhone: ThermoDock takes your temperature" CNET News 5:16 PM
  • "iTeleport For iPad Gains 'Retina'-Ready Visuals" RazorianFly 3:10 PM
  • "TUAW Blogger Releases 360iDev Game Jam Title 'Antithesis'" Touch Arcade 12:35 PM
  • "MacTracker 2.0 for iOS: Now iPad, Retina display ready" FairerPlatform 11:20 AM
  • "Skype: Now Ready For The iPad's 'Retina' Display" RazorianFly 10:18 AM
  • "Page Six Jumps From Newstands to iPad" 148Apps 10:07 AM
  • "Our BearExtender Wi-Fi Booster for Macs has made it into Walmart's American Idol style contest where customers vote for products they want to see Walmart carry in their stores. We are the only Mac product that was accepted into the contest and there is now a period of public voting until April 3rd. We're hoping to get enough votes from the Apple community to carry BearExtender Mac into the next round. Only the top 10 products will move on." Get On The Shelf 9:59 AM
  • "'League of Evil' Dev Switching Gears With 'Burger Cat'" Touch Arcade 9:34 AM
  • "Freebie Alert: 'Lunar Racer' and 'Super Stickman Golf'" Touch Arcade 8:56 AM
  • "Looks Like a New 'Spy vs. Spy' Game is Heading to iOS" Touch Arcade 8:56 AM
  • "Sweet! A Much Nicer SugarSync for iPad" Techland 8:55 AM
  • "Dungeon Blitz is a new side-scrolling browser game" AppleTell 8:55 AM
  • "Who Would've Thought That The Fate Of The Planet Would Rest In The Hands Of A Hipster?" App Advice 8:42 AM
  • "One App, All Your News: News Republic 2.0 Launches" Business Wire 8:27 AM
  • "App Publishers Explore html5 vs Apple at The Open Mobile Summit" Business Wire 8:27 AM
  • "Logitech UE Sets Your Music Free With AirPlay Speaker That Offers Effortless Streaming" Business Wire 8:27 AM
  • "TomTom Offers Fleet Management on iPad and Android Tablets" Business Wire 8:27 AM
  • "New Worldwide Social Network Launches in Beta with 20,000 Users and Companion iPhone, iPad and Android Apps" Business Wire 8:27 AM
  • "Garmin Pilot™ Aviation App Brings The Garmin Experience to iPad®, Other Mobile Devices" Business Wire 8:27 AM
  • "TomTom Offers Fleet Management on iPad and Android Tablets" Business Wire 8:27 AM
  • "How the iPad Saved A Magazine" prMac 9:34 AM
  • "Foscam Pro 1.0 released - The best Foscam app with two way audio" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "Daydex Software launches Page Composer for the iPad" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "drahtwerk releases Yay! Zombies 1.0 for iOS: Casual Slice and Shoot Game" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "SuperPhoto Easy iOS Photo Sharing App Announced By Carve Gybe Software" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "Doriguzzi Studios announces Nuclear Hipster 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "IAD Offer IPhone Apps Development At Effective Cost" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "The Year of Edgar Allan Poe Reaches the Appstore - iPoe Release" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "It's Mars by Monorail with iRunTrains on Mars 1.0" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Smoky Cat Software Releases Thought Store iPhone App For Charity" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "MarketBuzz 1.0 for iPad - What's Hot in Financial News + Social Media" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "EZ Capture Pro@golf swing 3.0 for iPad: Swing Capture/Analysis of Swing" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Word Ninja Deluxe - This Ain't Yo Mamma's Word Game" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "The Little Fox Music Box makes noise on iPad and iPhone" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "StagePage 1.0 Free for iOS - Templates for Saving Concert Pics + Videos" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Shinobi ZIN for iOS - Employ Skill + Strategy to Become Ninja Warrior" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Rock-a-Tac 1.0 Free for iOS - Rock-Paper-Scissors/Tic-Tac-Toe Logic Game" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Panda Game 1.0 for iOS: Think 10+ Moves Ahead in Simple Puzzle Grid Game" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Overlapps - Discover the best apps in an amazing and simple way" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Bohemia Touch Releases Letter Mix - An Addicting New Word Game for iOS" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Bible Word Search! Released for iPad: Expand Your Bible Vocabulary" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Beach-Rak Medicine Releases Free App to Treat Kidney Failure" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Area Aid Design Project - JDP 1.0 released for iPad" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "AppScraft Announces Einstein's Puzzle 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:57 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP seeks pretrial ruling in Itanium lawsuit against Oracle: Oracle has also filed for summary adjudication in the case" IDG News Service 10:22 AM
  • "HP, Oracle seek pretrial victories in Itanium battle" ZDNet 11:19 AM
  • "HP and Oracle: I Know You Are But What Am I?" AllThingsD 9:41 AM
  • "HP, Lenovo Reportedly To Open Retail Stores In Taiwan" Forbes 9:48 AM
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  • "Lenovo Launches Mobile App Store for Businesses" eWeek 10:27 AM
  • "Why Dell's a Good Deal: The stock is attractively priced, trading at a trough valuation to the S&P 500." Barron's 9:48 AM
  • "How Linus Torvalds Helped Bust a Microsoft Patent" Wired Magazine 11:13 AM
  • "Windows 8 lets users decide which IE opens links: The duel between Metro and desktop editions of IE10 can be tamed, says Microsoft" Computerworld 10:22 AM
  • "Microsoft upgrades Windows Phone SDK for low-cost smartphones: Two included emulators allow developers to see how their apps perform on phones with different memory capacities" IDG News Service 10:21 AM
  • "Microsoft extends app building to the cloud: Extension to Team Foundation Service platform lets developers build source code on Windows Azure cloud" InfoWorld 10:35 AM
  • "Microsoft's Secret Weapon Against Google Maps -- Open Source: Microsoft is lending big support and big dollars to the open source map project OpenStreetMap, and it looks as if the tactic is starting to pay off." Computerworld 10:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows Messenger blocks The Pirate Bay links" BBC 10:14 AM
  • "Pirate Bay links censored in Windows Live Messenger" Techworld 11:01 AM
  • "Microsoft To Update Xbox; Add Comcast, HBO, MLB Content" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "Xbox Live said to get HBO Go, Comcast" CNET News 9:59 AM
  • "Xbox Live Update Adds HBO GO, Comcast Xfinity, MLB.TV" PC Magazine 10:43 AM
  • "XBox 360 Launches HBO GO And The Future Inches Closer" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "AMD plots an end run round Intel with SeaMicro's 'Freedom'" The Register 11:05 AM
  • "Cisco tackles 'post-PC era' with new mobile telepresence options" ZDNet 11:19 AM
  • "Cisco Takes A Jab At Microsoft With New Skype Alternatives" Business Insider 9:47 AM
  • "Cisco boosts telepresence system with new collaboration features: The company also plans to release its Jabber product for the iPad and an upgrade of Jabber for Windows desktops and laptops" IDG News Service 10:22 AM
  • "FAQ: The FTC's privacy framework" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:12 AM
  • "EU Parliament votes against delaying ACTA decison" V3 11:08 AM
  • "Web address controversy deepens after US warning" Reuters 10:53 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple is up one Amazon since Tim Cook's toga party speech" Fortune 5:05 PM
  • "Apple at $600. Who knew?" asymco 8:49 AM
  • "Apple Still Cheap Enough For A Bite" Forbes 12:13 PM
  • "How Much Apple Stock Is Too Much? As hunger for Apple grows, pros say to keep track of portion size." SmartMoney 11:33 AM
  • "Could Russia's iPhone Sales Potential Fuel Yandex Shares?" Seeking Alpha 6:30 PM
  • "Why Disney Trumps Apple Over The Long Term" Seeking Alpha 12:35 PM
  • "AAPL: ThinkEquity Ups Target to $700; 'Hot' iPad No Big Deal" Barron's 9:57 AM
  • "Will Apple Shares Get A Boost From 'Window Dressing'?" Seeking Alpha 8:47 AM
  • "Is Apple A Short-Term Sell Before Earnings?" Seeking Alpha 7:57 AM
Industry News
  • "Techs slip into red as H-P sinks: Merger of Oclaro and Opnext spark rally in optical shares" MarketWatch 3:48 PM
  • "U.S. stocks retrench after steep rally" MarketWatch 5:00 PM
  • "Stocks Zig Zag as Traders Digest Data" FOXBusiness 10:32 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall After S&P 500 Rallies to Four-Year High" Bloomberg 3:49 PM
  • "Stocks End Lower on Tepid U.S. Data, Energy Sector Pullback" TheStreet 3:49 PM
  • "Stock rally runs out of gas" CNNMoney 3:49 PM
  • "Stocks edge lower after consumer confidence report" Denver Post 3:49 PM
  • "Stocks Slide in a Late Fall: Stocks edged lower as investors shrugged off consumer-confidence and home-price data that were in line with economists' expectations." [Paid Membership Required] 3:50 PM
  • "Stocks: Ready to hold steady" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Bernanke Boosts Asia Markets" [Paid Membership Required] 9:41 AM
  • "Energy, mining stocks pressure Canadian market" MarketWatch 11:32 AM
  • "Asia Stocks Advance Most This Year on Bernanke, German Sentiment" Bloomberg 9:45 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks end at year-high to lead Asia markets/Fed Chairman Bernanke's remarks help clear doubts over U.S. rates" MarketWatch 9:36 AM
  • "European Stocks Pare Gains" [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "European Stocks Decline After U.S. Confidence Data; Total Slides" Bloomberg 9:44 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks slip after U.S. data, Total weighs/British taxpayers' stake in RBS reportedly up for sale" MarketWatch 11:26 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:20 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:20 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:36 PM
  • "2 Tech Stocks For Strong Gains, 1 To Avoid" Seeking Alpha 11:37 AM

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