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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, June 18, 2012
 

 

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Thursday Highlights: Steve Jobs had a Reality Distortion Field (Wikipedia reference), but Apple has grown to such a size it generates it's own gravity, and Farhad Manjoo sees the company strengthening the "pull of its orbit with each device"; with Tim Cook's visit to China, the CEO not only addresses iCloud security, but announces company will open 25 new stores, as country "will become Apple's biggest revenue contributor"—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Apple offering 6 free months of iCloud to those who were prematurely downgraded; Apple ends SSL 3.0 push notifications following POODLE vulnerability security flaw; Amsys explains setup of Handoff feature in order to make/receive calls between your Apple devices; Tuts+ shows way you can transfer Time Machine backups to another drive; Dock and General preferences in Yosemite covered by eXtensions; Digitimes Research reporting that Apple will "sacrifice its gross margins to save its tablet business"; fix on the way for double-charge errors on some Apple Pay cards; Christian Bale is going to portray Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin's biopic on the iConic co-founder; Wired reviews the new 5K iMac, says it is "nearly flawless; buy it now"; Pixelmator for iPad reviewed at MacStories, 9to5Mac, AppleInsider; Chris Maxcer thinks "Apple is confusing tablet leadership with awesomeness" saying "Just because a kid chooses to buy the least burnt cookie at a school bake sale, that doesn't mean the least burnt cookie is insanely great."

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Fortunes Lie Behind the Great Wall: Part II" ["While the implementation of ?Apple's product lines onto China's shelves is currently a work-in-progress, the demanders are aplenty. In fact, there have been recent reports of Apple-loving customers willing to sell even their bodies – both in the fleshly and sexual sense – for the goods."] The Motley Fool 2:07 PM
  • "How iOS 6's Facebook integration is a boon to developers: Developers are excited by the new features, according to Millennial Media."  CNET News 7:35 AM
  • "Apple, Facebook And The Fountain Of Youth" Forbes 8:46 AM
  • "Apple and the birth of the drive-time podcast: The company has an opportunity to turn an afterthought into a new mass medium"  Fortune 7:45 AM
  • "Why Security Could Be Apple's Greatest Threat"  ReadWriteWeb 8:15 AM
  • "A more precise measure of Apple's device installed base (and device longevity)" asymco 8:02 AM
  • "Apple enters mobile map world, stepping up Google rivalry" New York Times 7:40 AM
  • "Apple's Maps Don't Look So Bad"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:51 PM
  • "Google Maps Bruised By An Apple" Forbes 7:47 AM
  • "Apple, Google/Motorola, Microsoft, Oracle and Samsung to meet in different courts this week" Foss Patents 7:58 AM
  • "Apple's Cunning Plan To Put Pressure On Microsoft and Windows 8" Forbes 2:51 PM
  • "Apple's iBooks Scheme Dropped Amazon's Monopoly To 60%, But Killed Industry Profits" Cult of Mac 11:57 AM
  • "Apple and Liquidmetal Technologies Extend Intellectual Property Agreement Until 2014"  MacRumors 4:06 PM
  • "Apple secures Liquidmetal exclusivity for two more years" AppleInsider 6:50 PM
  • "Ex-AT&T employee admits leaking Apple, RIM info" Reuters 5:01 PM
  • "Former AT&T exec admits to leaking iPhone info to investors: Not the first time Apple leaks have come up in this inside trading case." Ars Technica 5:02 PM
  • "Senator raises concern over Apple, Google mapping 'spy planes'" AppleInsider 9:22 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple preparing first external betas of OS X 10.7.5" AppleInsider 3:20 PM
  • "Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 software update" AppleInsider 4:32 PM
  • "Pro photographers abandoned by Apple, report/Pros are no longer targets of Apple: 'They aren't a pro apps company or a hardware company they are a mobile company,' complains photographer" Macworld UK 7:49 AM
  • "At $19.99 Mountain Lion Server Promises To Be A Great Bargain" Cult of Mac 10:03 AM
  • "Build the Mac Pro That You Wish Apple Released" Lifehacker 10:28 AM
  • "Your Brain Scan Looks Different on Mac and PC" Gizmodo 8:09 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Full-screen applications and multiple monitors" Macworld 2:15 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "New Safari Features, iCloud Bookmarks, Search/address bar - OS X Mountain Lion Preview Video" Insanely Great Mac 10:51 AM
  • "MacMost Now 723: Using the iCloud.com Web Site" MacMost 9:34 AM
  • "Review: Crumplepop ColorKit Suite; the creative colour grading suite for Final Cut Pro X" IT.Enquirer 7:36 AM
  • "Appidemic: Elsewhere for OS X" AppleTell 8:02 AM
  • "Lion 10.7.4 Finally Fixes WebDAV (and iDisk)" TidBITS 1:09 PM
  • "Tweak iMovie '11 Interface For More Classic Look [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Whoops! Remember to re-enable TRIM support on your Mac's 3rd party SSD drive every once in awhile" Macenstein 8:03 AM
  • "Access Terminal from Anywhere in Mac OS X via Keyboard Shortcut with TotalTerminal" OS X Daily 2:42 PM
  • "How to Move Your Email to Another Mac" Macinstruct 8:49 AM
  • "A Cheap And Easy Way To Manage The Microphone On Your Mac (and why you want to)" Mac 360 11:51 AM
  • "A Better Way To Manage Email Attachments On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 1:12 PM
  • "How To Sync Folders On Your Mac, Automatically, And Free" NoodleMac 1:56 PM
  • "Some more Screenshot Tips and Tricks" Amsys 9:53 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Happy Birthday Final Cut Pro X: A Birthday Wish List for FCPX 10.0.6" FCPXtv 7:37 AM
Press Releases
  • "First Software Application For Cleaning Video Files and Cassettes Now Available" PRLog 3:56 PM
  • "Opera Update Fixes Vulnerabilities, Adds Do Not Track" Intego 8:03 AM
  • "MachineProfile 1.0.3 Free Mac Hardware Monitor Utility Released" MacPrices 7:35 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "These Visuals Show How Massive The Mobile App Economy Is [Slideshow] Business Insider 8:14 AM
  • "Ford works 'closely' with Apple, has not said no to Siri: A Ford Motor Company spokesperson reveals that Siri has not been ruled out of the company's future cars" Macworld UK 7:49 AM
  • "Did Apple just give every one of its retail employees a $4 raise? (Update: Nope)" 9 to 5 Mac 1:17 PM
  • "Every Apple Store Employee Just Got A $4-Per-Hour Raise" Business Insider 8:47 AM
  • "Survey: 15% would rather give up sex than their iPhone" Fortune 2:11 PM
  • "Apple II - The Original BYOD" BYTE 8:02 AM
  • "'A lot of people say Siri. I say poo-poo': Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak criticises virtual assistant" Los Angeles Times 7:34 AM
  • "Mobile's newest star Songza is red hot with 1.15 Million iOS downloads in 10 days" GigaOM 8:14 AM
  • "Five Important Lessons From A Trip To The Apple Store" [Slideshow] Forbes 11:16 AM
  • "Police study James Murdoch's 'secret' iPhone account" The Independent 7:44 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "VMware Patches Virtualization Flaws: Bugs would allow attackers with administrator-level access to cause a denial of service or even take control of a targeted environment." InformationWeek 1:41 PM
  • "Lenovo founder resigns as president" MarketWatch 1:24 PM
  • "SGI UV 2 unveiled as world's largest shared memory system" ZDNet 1:04 PM
  • "Vint Cerf praises legacy of Alan Turing on computing industry" V3 12:49 PM
  • "Linus Torvalds F-bombs Nvidia over lack of Linux support" ZDNet 1:11 PM
  • "Student creates a burrito-'printing' machine" TG Daily 12:37 PM
  • "Dresden fab could host 20-nm process, 450-mm wafers" EE Times 12:12 PM
  • "Sharp to Launch New Android-based User Interface to Differentiate Its Phones" IDG News Service 11:35 AM
  • "Google Apps touted to offer up to 85 percent in energy savings" ZDNet 1:10 PM
  • "Google: Western democracies seek to censor political content/The company releases its Transparency Report on content takedown and user information requests from governments" IDG News Service 11:17 AM
  • "10 unsung fathers of technology: Here are some industry 'fathers' you may not have heard of" Network World 11:16 AM
  • "'Draw Something' TV Show Coming to CBS" Forbes 11:05 AM
  • "Amazon explains latest cloud outage: Blame the power" ZDNet 1:13 PM
  • "Hacked companies fight back with controversial steps" Reuters 10:19 AM
  • "Celestica to end RIM contract manufacturing over next 6 months" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:12 AM
  • "Verizon Raises Prices On Faster FiOs Quantum Web Service" Bloomberg 10:34 AM
  • "Nokia said planning to launch 808 handset Monday" MarketWatch 9:47 AM
  • "Yahoo!'s awkward reunion at Sun Valley" New York Post 11:30 AM
  • "Yahoo Names Google's Barrett As Chief Revenue Officer" Bloomberg 10:33 AM
  • "Samsung CEO: Software Key To Device Wars/New CEO of Samsung says the company needs to customize its software better if it wants to stay ahead of competitors such as Apple." InformationWeek 11:13 AM
  • "Verizon's Insane 300Mbps Home Internet Is Also Insanely Expensive" Gizmodo 8:09 AM
  • "Samsung's Killer Smartphone Continues to Advance" Patent Bolt 7:35 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "WWDC: Working for Apple Wasn't Enough: Mike Bombich" The Mac Observer 3:33 PM
  • "A Closer Look at iOS 6, Much Ado About Unlimited Data, and the Battle of the Home Theater Platforms" Lifehacker 2:17 PM
  • "WWDC announcements, Verizon shared plans, EVO 4G LTE (MobileTechRoundup show #272)" ZDNet 8:49 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple removes hints of future products from a key file in iOS 6" TUAW 2:14 PM
  • "Apple begins removing traces of upcoming products from iOS" iDownload Blog 2:15 PM
  • "Does iOS 6's Auto Layout hint that bigger iPhone will launch? According to a new report, the addition of an Auto Layout feature in iOS 6 could be a smoking gun, indicating Apple will launch a new iPhone with a larger screen." CNET News 9:17 AM
  • "The Apple Store's precise Retina MacBook Pro display explained: Why Apple tilts all of its Retina MacBooks to the same angle and doesn't kick out customers that hang around in store" Macworld UK 7:49 AM
  • "Apple Stores planning secret event on 24 June? Retail teams across US gather for mysterious corporate meetings" Macworld UK 11:53 AM
  • "Apple places higher quality restrictions supply chain management" DigiTimes 7:56 AM
  • "Apple places higher restrictions on supply chain under Cook? According to reports from Apple's supply chain, the company has been even more focused on cutting costs and maintaining quality in its supply chain since Tim Cook took over." CNET News 10:26 AM
  • "Under Tim Cook, Apple cracking down on supply chain management" AppleInsider 8:46 AM
  • "Sources: Cook exercising tighter control over supply chain" Electronista 9:58 AM
  • "The Company That Brought You Firefox Is Working On A New Browser For The iPad" Business Insider 7:38 AM
  • "Mozilla Is Building Junior, the Simplest iPad Browser Yet" Mashable 7:56 AM
  • "Mozilla Shows Off 'Junior' Browser for iPad" PC Magazine 11:54 AM
  • "Mozilla Could Bring Firefox To iPad In The Shape Of 'Junior" AppleBitch 1:55 PM
  • "Developers at WWDC not worried about iPhone, iPad screen size changes" AppleInsider 8:02 AM
  • "iOS 6 Maps Flyover hacked onto iPhone 4" Electronista 8:06 AM
  • "Apps on iOS 6 will require explicit permission to access personal data" Help Net Security 2:10 PM
  • "Taiwan's Hon Hai in talks to buy more Sharp shares" ["For Hon Hai the alliance with Sharp could open the way for it to push for orders for Apple's much-anticipated Apple TV."] Reuters 8:04 AM
  • "Hon Hai Sees Automation, Panels Help It Take On Samsung: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the maker of Apple Inc. iPads, expects the group's investments in automation and touch-panel technologies to help it take on Samsung Electronics Co., the Taiwanese company's chairman said." Bloomberg 9:14 AM
  • "Atea gets Apple products-services deal in Sweden" MarketWatch 9:48 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Robo Surf For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:48 AM
  • "Blobster HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:48 AM
  • "Project 83113 For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:48 AM
  • "Back to the Future Games For iPad Available On The Cheap" Macgasm 5:03 PM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 20 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:03 AM
  • "iPad Closeout & Refurbished & Used Buyer's Guide -Prices Start At $250" MacReviewZone 3:51 PM
  • "Apple TV Buyer's Guide -Apple TV Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 3:51 PM
  • "iPod Speakers -The Best iPod Speakers -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information $35 To $400" MacReviewZone 3:51 PM
  • "Best Selling iPhone Headsets -From $2 To $300 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 3:51 PM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "New MacBook Pro: Worth every penny" Fortune 3:21 PM
  • "On the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (Review)" 9 to 5 Mac 3:19 PM
  • "The MacBook Pro Strikes Back (With Retina Power)" TechCrunch 2:20 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Air 11in 2012: A modest update, but still one of the most attractive ultra-portables on the market." Register Hardware 7:22 AM
  • "Retina MacBook Pro Review: The Age of the High-Resolution PC" Steve Streza 8:01 AM
  • "CloudFTP: Expanding Your iPad With WiFi Access to External Storage" Wired 2:10 PM
  • "iPad Smart Case hands-on" Engadget 8:13 AM
  • "uNu Ex-Era Modular Battery Case for iPhone 4/4S" iLounge 3:21 PM
  • "Happy Owl Studio Briefcase for MacBook Air is a stunning accessory" TUAW 2:18 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 6 Hands On: Turn By Turn Navigation In-Car Experience" Apple'n'Apps 2:15 PM
  • "iOS 6 Hands On: The Share Window Looks New, But Is Now Even More Useful" Apple'n'Apps 2:15 PM
  • "Crossing from the Desktop to iOS: Color Splash Studio -A Really Nice App with some Useful Features" eXtensions 8:50 AM
  • "FilterMania 2: An Interesting --if slightly limited --iOS Imaging Utility" eXtensions 11:52 AM
  • "Inside the World of Dinosaurs - narrated by Stephen Fry Review: Extensive use of multimedia brings dinosaurs to life" Macworld 10:51 AM
  • "Reimagining Books: How Citia's iPad App Compares to a Paper Book" ReadWriteWeb 8:01 AM
  • "Avoid This Awful 'Microsoft Word 2012" Knockoff For iPhone" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
  • "'Fuusio' Review - Mind-Bending Logic Puzzles in an Elegant Package" Touch Arcade 3:25 PM
  • "'Duckers' Review - Digging These Ducks" Touch Arcade 8:03 AM
  • "Roblade Review: The potential is there, but this arena brawler with robust robot customization needs some streamlining." 148Apps 3:21 PM
  • "Favs Review: A handy way to consolidate the many likes and favorites we scatter across the internet." 148Apps 10:51 AM
  • "Ring Fling Review: Looks are deceiving and Ring Fling is a simple yet fun idea." 148Apps 9:04 AM
  • "Pris Review: A photography app that does away with buttons and embraces gestures." 148Apps 8:47 AM
  • "Pixely People Making Movies Review: Pixely People Making Movies is one goofy time-management production." 148Apps 2:18 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How-to build a Hackintosh with Mac Pro specs for $1,148" 9 to 5 Mac 8:40 PM
  • "How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3GS, 3G Baseband for Unlock (Mac)" iClarified 8:08 AM
  • "How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3GS, 3G Baseband for Unlock (Windows)" iClarified 8:08 AM
  • "How To Get iOS 6 Photo Sharing Menu In iOS 5" Redmond Pie 8:49 AM
Tips
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Could the new MagSafe 2 work with iPhones?" TUAW 10:27 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Foxconn may buy more Sharp shares, fueling Apple television rumors!" Apple Effect 5:29 PM
  • "What's Up With Apple's Podcast Move?" Minyanville 4:32 PM
  • "Why There's No Public Transit in iOS 6—Yet" Gizmodo 3:21 PM
  • "Does The Retina MacBook Pro Use Sharp IGZO Display Tech Originally Meant For The New iPad?" Cult of Mac 3:19 PM
  • "The Lawyer Mac Users Don't Want, Don't Need, Can't Afford" PixoBebo 1:15 PM
  • "Apple's MacBook Pro With Retina Display: The Pro's Love It And Hate It" TeraTalks 1:14 PM
  • "Pay Raises: Why Apple Spreads The Money Around (and what it needs to do)" McSolo 1:10 PM
  • "Don't Weep Like A Willow: Bendable Glass Not Likely For iPhone 5" Forbes 10:51 AM
  • "Apple Has Never Been More Lame: When's the last time you had the courage to page through an old yearbook? How long has it been since you've reached up on the shelf and pulled down an mercilessly accurate representation of your interests and fashion senses from 15, 20, 25 years ago?" Minyanville 10:10 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: This ship has sailed" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:52 AM
  • "How can China ban iPads if it makes restaurants use them?" Fortune 9:36 AM
  • "The Terrible Tablet Tsunami and the Future of Computing" Tech.pinions 9:34 AM
  • "Who's driving who: Apple and Ford/The auotmaker and the tech giant are battling it out over in-car communication technology." Wall St. Cheat Sheet 9:18 AM
  • "All Hands on Deck! Apple Store Meetings Scheduled" Tapscape 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 6: What's New and What's Missing" HotHardware 11:16 AM
  • "How Apple could make sharing in iOS 6 simpler" iDownload Blog 8:52 AM
  • "Mad At Apple For Locking The Original iPad Out Of iOS 6? Get Over It Already!" App Advice 8:07 AM
  • "iPhone 5 transparent concept looks stunning in mock advert" Crave @ CNET 7:53 AM
  • "Right and wrong features due in iOS 6" ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "iPhone 5: Top 5 Most Wanted Features" iTechPost 7:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Tablet vs. iPad Is Nonsense, But An XBox Tablet ..." Forbes 9:18 AM
  • "A phenomenological guide to Apple and Microsoft's Windows' Zune 'iPad killer"  Computerworld 8:58 AM
  • "What a Microsoft tablet needs to compete with the iPad"  ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "Should Apple Fear Microsoft's Coming Tablet Assault?" TheStreet 7:42 AM
  • "Next up for Apple's Retina Display: 13.3-inch MacBook Pro" ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' Advertising Secret: The Chief Executive As Creative Director" Forbes 7:35 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Facebook's $10 million privacy payout: why you get nothing" paidContent 9:31 PM
  • "Microsoft Finally Has A Tablet Business Model With Surface" SplatF 9:32 PM
  • "Yep, it's a tablet: Microsoft introduces the Surface" paidContent 9:31 PM
  • "Microsoft launches Surface Tablet with keyboard Touch Cover, kickstand" 9 to 5 Mac 9:08 PM
  • "Will Microsoft Shoot Itself in the Foot with Its Own Brand of Tablet?" Low End Mac 2:52 PM
  • "Mr. Jetson meet Mr. Flintstone: Clean alternatives to 'dirty' energy for data centers" ZDNet 1:13 PM
  • "How stupid do you have to be to think you'll have privacy on Facebook?" ZDNet 1:12 PM
  • "The M-word that's Linux's curse" ZDNet UK 1:04 PM
  • "Alt Text: Stupid New Domain Names and What They Really Mean for the Web" Wired 12:54 PM
  • "Samsung's new Galaxy S III is out of this world: Brier Dudley reviews Samsung's new Galaxy S III and finds it 'fast, powerful and gorgeous.' It goes on sale this week on all major U.S. carriers." Seattle Times 12:11 PM
  • "Exclusive: Testing Sprint's New 4G LTE Network" PC Magazine 11:33 AM
  • "AT&T Disputes Upload Results: AT&T takes issue with the upload score in our most recent network testing story." PC Magazine 11:32 AM
  • "5 tips for vanquishing virtual sprawl: Take control of the virtual machines in your data center with these 5 simple rules" InfoWorld 11:16 AM
  • "Would you recommend your kid go into IT?" InfoWorld 11:16 AM
  • "20 IT gotchas: How to avoid these common big blunders" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 11:16 AM
  • "BYOD Security, Management an Issue for IT: Gartner" eWeek 10:58 AM
  • "What Yahoo! Should Do With Search" Forbes 10:10 AM
  • "Why your cable TV bill will never get cheaper" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "Google+ Has a Games Problem" Techland 12:45 PM
  • "The Upcoming Disney-Google War" TheStreet 9:33 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Briefly: iOS RealMYST, 1GB Infinitech, LiveView price cuts" iPodNN 9:09 PM
  • "iLuv ships Mo'Beats portable stereo Bluetooth speaker stand" CNET Reviews 4:10 PM
  • "Starr Companies Launches Enterprise Wide iPad App" Business Wire 3:55 PM
  • "Autodesk adds iOS-based solutions to AEC portfolio with Vela buy" Architosh 1:25 PM
  • "Portable iPhone lighting studio The Kick is a hit" TG Daily 1:18 PM
  • "Ted Landau Talks iOS-ification at DVMUG on Tuesday" The Mac Observer 1:11 PM
  • "Get A Taste Of Console Gaming with The Inversion Project" 148Apps 11:54 AM
  • "TSA takes interest in glowing Apple Design Award" FairerPlatform 9:40 AM
  • "Sparrow for iPhone Updated to Support POP Email Accounts" The Next Web 9:32 AM
  • "Califone Extends Capabilities of Popular Headsets to Mobile Learning Devices" PRWeb 9:15 AM
  • "Woz's Wisdom to Santa Clara University Class of 2012: As Santa Clara University's undergraduate class of 2012 celebrated earning their bachelor's degrees, they also received some sound life advice from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak." Business Wire 9:10 AM
  • "Trippy Brings Its Social Travel Planner To iPad" TechCrunch 9:04 AM
  • "Track Blood Glucose Level Changes Easily With Glooko's Products" 148Apps 8:47 AM
  • "Dropbox Updated For iPhone and iPad" 3G UK 8:46 AM
  • "PadGadget Weekly App Series — Apps for Fashion Lovers" PadGadget 8:15 AM
  • "Pomio Turns Your iPhone or iPad into the Ultimate Pomodoro Timer and To-Do Tracker" Lifehacker 8:10 AM
  • "New Songza iPad app curates music to suit your mood" Yahoo! News 7:59 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of June 18: Andy Ihnatko, TedLandau, Burt Monroy and WWDC Wrap-UpsMUG Event Calendar 2012" The MUG Center 7:56 AM
  • "Manage Magz 1.0 for iOS- Manage and Keep Track of Magazine Subscriptions" prMac 11:54 AM
  • "Templates for PowerPoint Pro for iPad/iPhone - 10 Professional Templates" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Orange Group Apps Launches Free Hawaiian Postcard iPhone App" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Park EXP: Global launch on 19 June 2012 on App Store" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Dmytro Denys introduces Backgammon - Short Narde 1.0 for iPad" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Why moms and their kids love Farm Joy&Co App" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Super Apps iBook for iPad Now Available in iTunes" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Hungry? Dim Sum Story is the newest iOS game to satisfy your cravings" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "FeeFiFoFun brings legendary Beatles illustrator into children's Apps" prMac 7:55 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Introduces a Challenger to the iPad" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:18 PM
  • "With Surface tablet, Microsoft breaks tradition" ZDNet 9:19 PM
  • "Microsoft unveils Surface tablets, powered by Windows 8: One tablet with NVidIA chips, another with Intel, and a really smart cover." Ars Technica 9:23 PM
  • "Microsoft Announces Surface Windows 8 Tablet: Here's Everything You Need To Know" Redmond Pie 8:50 PM
  • "Microsoft steps up iPad rivalry with 'Surface' tablets" Electronista 9:08 PM
  • "Why Today Is a Major Watershed in the History of Microsoft" AllThingsD 9:45 AM
  • "We Are Watching the Reinvention of Microsoft" Techland 12:44 PM
  • "Microsoft wants a memorable Monday" MarketWatch 9:48 AM
  • "Microsoft's Long Love Affair With Tablets" AllThingsD 9:45 AM
  • "Microsoft tablet expected today" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:49 AM
  • "Leaked Specs Of 'Xbox Surface' Tablet, Is This Microsoft's Big Announcement?" Redmond Pie 6:37 PM
  • "Microsoft: Barnes & Noble Spikes; Cooking Up A Windows Nook?" Forbes 10:11 AM
  • "Barnes & Noble deal hints at possible new Microsoft tablet today: May agreement offers clues to e-reader or tablet co-produced by partners" Computerworld 10:45 AM
  • "Barnes & Noble not part of Microsoft event" CNET News 10:16 AM
  • "The latest on Microsoft's mystery tablet" CNET Asia 10:11 AM
  • "Why Is Microsoft's Announcement So Secret?" TheStreet 10:10 AM
  • "Microsoft likely to announce a white-box tablet PC at conference, say sources" DigiTimes 10:54 AM
  • "Why Yammer Is Worth $1 Billion to Microsoft" PCWorld 11:35 AM
  • "Attack code published for 'critical' IE flaw; Patch your browser now" ZDNet 1:12 PM
  • "Leaked documents reveal next Xbox" Gameplanet 12:18 PM
  • "Leaked Documents Reveal Microsoft's Next Xbox" Mashable 12:19 PM
  • "Microsoft next-gen Xbox details leak: Redmond rapidly requests removal" Register Hardware 12:41 PM
  • "IBM re-takes lead in Top 500 computers" EE Times 10:56 AM
  • "IBM shows off supercomputer advances as it takes performance top spot" V3 12:48 PM
  • "IBM Computer Sets Speed Record" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:37 AM
  • "IBM supercomputer overtakes Fujitsu as world's fastest" BBC 10:30 AM
  • "IBM Brings the U.S. Back to Top of List of Fastest Supercomputers" eWeek 10:58 AM
  • "IBM US nuke-lab beast 'Sequoia' is top of the flops (petaflops, that is)" The Register 12:42 PM
  • "U.S. retakes Top500 supercomputer crown: The U.S. has overtaken Japan to become home of the world's most powerful supercomputer, as an IBM-based Sequoia system trounces the Japanese K Computer." CNET News 10:16 AM
  • "U.S. regains supercomputing crown, bests China, Japan: New IBM water cooled systems, which use warm or hot water, dominate top 10 of Top500 supercomputer list" Computerworld 10:44 AM
  • "HP CEO Whitman tries to reassure users as cuts loom: Attendees at HP Discover conference want to know what changes are coming as HP plans to cut 27,000 jobs and the Itanium chip is the subject of a lawsuit" Computerworld 11:17 AM
  • "Dell spills its hot cache Fluid, hopes to beat off rivals" The Register 12:41 PM
  • "Lenovo founder steps down as president" ZDNet 1:10 PM
  • "Oracle's 4Q earnings rise 8 pct, top analyst views" Associated Press 8:33 PM
  • "Oracle Reports Q4 GAAP EPS Up 11% to 69 Cents; Q4 Non-GAAP EPS Up 10% to 82 Cents: Fiscal Year 2012 Operating Cash Flow Up 23% to $13.7 Billion" Marketwire 4:33 PM
  • "ORCL Up 6% on FY Q4 EPS Beat; Sets $10B Repurchase Plan" Barron's 4:33 PM
  • "Oracle May See 'Massive' Reorganization: JMP Securities says changes could come in the fiscal-first quarter of 2013." Barron's 1:23 PM
  • "Oracle exec's IMs create stir, shares slide: Hardware business called 'dead, dead, dead,' Hurd takes hits" MarketWatch 1:25 PM
  • "Senior Executive Quits at Oracle" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:33 PM
  • "Oracle North American Sales Exec Keith Block Out?" Forbes 1:28 PM
  • "Oracle reportedly revealing 'key resignation' this week" ZDNet 1:09 PM
  • "InterDigital selling Intel patents for $375M: Intel buying 1,700 patents from InterDigital for $375 million" Associated Press 1:30 PM
  • "Intel to buy InterDigital patents for $375 million" Reuters 1:31 PM
  • "InterDigital To Sell 1,700 Patents To Intel For $375 Million" Forbes 11:05 AM
  • "InterDigital sells wireless patents to Intel for $375m" ZDNet 1:09 PM
  • "Intel Makes Latest Patent Grab in Deal With InterDigital" WSJ Blogs 1:29 PM
  • "Intel invokes Phi to reach exascale computing by 2018: Intel unveils new family of Xeon Phi chips, which will be released later this year" IDG News Service 10:44 AM
  • "Intel slaps Xeon Phi brand on MIC coprocessors" The Register 12:40 PM
  • "Intel rebrands MIC as Xeon Phi" V3 12:49 PM
  • "Intel Announces MIC Xeon Phi For Exascale Computing" HotHardware 3:18 PM
  • "Intel Says More About Supercomputer Chip, Including Brand" WSJ Blogs 10:05 AM
  • "Cray will use Intel MIC, branded Xeon Phi" EE Times 10:56 AM
  • "Intel demos one teraFLOPs performance over Knights Corner: Chip maker steams ahead in quest for Exascale computing" Techworld 12:35 PM
  • "Intel christens its 'Many Integrated Core' products Xeon Phi, eyes exascale milestone" Engadget 2:42 PM
  • "US-CERT discloses security flaw in Intel chips" CSO 11:17 AM
  • "AMD Woos Developers With Promises Of Efficiency" Forbes 10:06 AM
  • "AMD to adopt 28nm Bulk CMOS manufacturing process for products in 2013" DigiTimes 10:54 AM
  • "Patent wars 'holding consumers hostage', EU antitrust chief complains" ZDNet UK 1:03 PM
  • "Europe Lacks IT Skills for Growth, Commission Says" IDG News Service 11:34 AM
  • "Europe asks if it is time for an 'Airbus of chips'" EE Times 10:56 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's profits to be highest ever for public company, analyst says: The irrepressible Brian White (Apple to hit $1,111 a share!) also says investors should think of Apple's market cap potential in terms of trillions, not billions." CNET News 10:27 AM
  • "Apple to become most profitable company ever"  BGR 8:45 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple Poised To Be Most Profitable Company Ever" The Mac Observer 3:36 PM
  • "Apple: Cheap Valuation Offers Trillions in Market Cap, Says Topeka" Barron's 9:56 AM
  • "Bull Vs. Bear: Apple Set To Soon Hit $1,000" Investopedia 2:12 PM
  • "Bull Vs. Bear: Apple's Growth Plays Are Drying Up" Investopedia 2:12 PM
  • "Wanna buy Apple? Keep this in mind" covestor 1:57 PM
  • "Why Apple Shares Should Continue to Stagnate" TheStreet 8:52 AM
  • "Apple: When Does The Sleeping Giant Awake?" Seeking Alpha 7:40 AM
  • "Apple: Heading For Breakout Or Breakdown?" Seeking Alpha 7:40 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech stocks rise, powered by Facebook, Groupon: Microsoft slips into red ahead of 'major announcement'" MarketWatch 4:10 PM
  • "Dow drops as Spain fears limit Greek relief: Improved sentiment among U.S. builders helps offset decline" MarketWatch 4:11 PM
  • "Stocks Hunt for Direction; All Eyes on Europe" FOXBusiness 11:12 AM
  • "Most U.S. Stocks Rise As Greece Tempers Spain Concern" Bloomberg 4:11 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed in Ho-Hum Session" TheStreet 4:11 PM
  • "U.S. stocks close mixed on Europe woes" CNNMoney 4:12 PM
  • "Wall St slips on euro zone contagion fears" Reuters 10:10 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Mixed: The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index inched forward Monday after Spanish borrowing costs rose to a record high and Greek political leaders sought to form a pro-bailout coalition following Sunday's election." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:12 PM
  • "U.S. stocks face uncertain start" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Extorre Gold propels Canadian stocks" MarketWatch 1:24 PM
  • "U.K. stocks seesaw after Greek election results: Burberry and Rolls-Royce score gains; banks, miners end lower" MarketWatch 1:18 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia markets rally after Greek vote; Mumbai drops" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "Spanish Yields Surge; Greek Relief Wanes" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:45 AM
  • "European Stocks Little Changed as Spain's Borrowing Costs Jump" Bloomberg 12:51 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks wobble as Greece euphoria fades/Yield on Spain's 10-year government bond above 7%" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:26 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:27 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies" CBS News 9:42 PM

 
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