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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, June 20, 2012


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Friday 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 [must pay] Samsung compensation: Apple Samsung in the Netherlands should pay compensation for patent infringement in the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, iPad 1 and 2."  Google Dutch-to-English: 8:05 AM
  • "Samsung demands Apple compensation following 3G patent lawsuit win in the Netherlands"  The Next Web 8:08 AM
  • "Dutch court orders Apple to pay Samsung damages over patent" Reuters 9:19 AM
  • "Samsung owed compensation from Apple after winning 3G patent ruling in The Hague" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Samsung wins ruling over Apple on 3G patent, seeks compensation: The Korean consumer electronics giant won the ruling in a court in The Hague, according to reports." CNET News 8:04 AM
  • "How iPad's booming popularity is affecting a commodity price" Bloomberg 8:50 AM
  • "Will iPad Scratch the Surface, or Vice Versa? With Microsoft's upcoming line of Surface devices, buyers will get a new version of a familiar OS built into one of the hottest form factors on the market. But Surface skeptics question how much of a threat the Windows tablets will pose to iPads, considering the latter's ecosystem, which Apple has been building for years."  MacNewsWorld 8:23 AM
  • "Operator China Unicom and Apple in talks to extend 3-year partnership" The Next Web 8:20 AM
  • "Apple feels heat over 'unfair' clauses: The China Consumers Association yesterday accused Apple Inc of having 'unfair' repair clauses regarding the use of spare parts, the ownership of old spare parts and compensation." ShanghaiDaily 2:08 PM
  • "HTC argues Apple isn't entitled to immediate import ban, needs whole new lawsuit" Foss Patents 2:02 PM
  • "Remnants of HTC's ITC complaint against Apple in bad shape after claim construction order" Foss Patents 2:36 PM
  • "Judge: Ban on Motorola phone sales could be 'catastrophic'/Without issuing a ruling on Apple's request, the judge suggests ordering Motorola to pay compulsory royalties would be better for the courts and consumers." CNET News 10:15 PM
  • "Judge grills Apple in Google smartphone case" Reuters 10:21 PM
  • "Apple, Google to face off in key smartphone hearing: Apple Inc will try to salvage a high-profile lawsuit against Google Inc's Motorola Mobility unit on Wednesday at a crucial hearing in the smartphone patent wars between the two tech companies."  Reuters 7:25 AM
  • "iPad leading way in post-PC world, due 2015: Analysts are predicting that by 2015 there will be more tablets than PCs in use in the US and the iPad will be the star" Macworld UK 7:39 AM
  • "Kodak Claims Apple Is Interfering in Its Patents Sale" IDG News Service 7:25 AM
  • "Kodak says Apple patent moves prevent any end to its misery: Cupertino 'using its substantial cash position to delay'" The Register 7:31 AM
  • "Kodak sues Apple, claims patent sale tampering: Camera maker alleges Apple is trying to head off its sale of over 1,100 patents" The Inquirer 7:31 AM
  • "Chinese Watchdog Group Takes Aim at Apple's Repair Policies" IDG News Service 8:19 AM
  • "Who's suing Apple this week? Mobile patent lawsuits round-up/In courts this week: Apple, Samsung, Google, Microsoft & Motorola" Macworld UK 7:39 AM
  • "iCloud service restored after morning interruption" CNET News 10:17 PM
  • "Cloud Problems: Apple's iCloud Users Experience Outages" CNBC 2:41 PM
  • "Apple Suffers iCloud Outage" TheStreet 2:56 PM
  • "Apple's iCloud Services Experiencing Service Disruptions" PadGadget 3:30 PM
  • "OS X Lion 10.7.5 Beta Now Available for Developers" Mac|Life 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Posts WWDC 2012 Session Videos for Developers" Mac|Life 8:09 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion to Ship July 19" Tapscape 10:48 AM
  • "15 awesome IT tools for Mac OS X: Handy troubleshooting and productivity tools for Mac-loving server and network admins" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 1:44 PM
  • "Struggling with interface issues" Macworld 1:59 PM
  • "We are running an in-house web server on an old PowerPC G5 with OS X 10.5.8. We have upgraded php (5.2.15-->5.3.14) and httpd (2.2.17--> 2.2.22). The new packages reside in /usr/local/bin/php; /usr/local/apache2/bin/httpd. How do I get OS X to use these versions instead of the default (obsolete) versions?" MacInTouch 10:31 AM
  • "When to say 'yes' to email: Do's and don'ts for using this ubiquitous technology" Macworld 8:39 AM
  • "Tell Apple's Mail When to Receive Messages" Macinstruct 8:24 AM
  • "Automatically Change Desktop Wallpaper to Satellite Images of Your Current Location" OS X Daily 2:00 PM
  • "There Now... All Clean [TextSoap v7.3] YMP Now 9:31 AM
  • "MacMost Now 724: Numbers Headers and Footers" MacMost 9:00 AM
  • "Review: A Free Mac App That Does Google Maps (and why Google doesn't like this idea)" TeraTalks 7:15 AM
  • "The Most Popular Mac Database App Is A Complicated Beast With An Overbearing Price Tag" BohemianBoomer 7:16 AM
  • "How To Fix The Mac's Little Green Zoom Button So It Works The Way You Want" Mac 360 7:16 AM
  • "What The World Really Needs: A Cheaper Mac, And Yet Another App Launcher" Mac 360 7:17 AM
  • "Yet Another Cool Way To Connect Your Mac To A Remote Mac Or PC With A Click" NoodleMac 7:17 AM
  • "What Happened To Your Day? Try The Simple, Cheap Mac App That Has The Answer" McSolo 7:16 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X Year Two" FCPXtv 10:48 AM
Press Releases
  • "ExtremeZ-IP 8.0 Significantly Expands Enterprise File Access for Macs" prMac 11:15 AM
  • "The Australia Merlin OS X Project Management Tour" prMac 10:09 AM
  • "AutoCrypt for batch process encryption of files on OS X, now Lion ready and Sandboxed." Tension Software 9:23 AM
  • "Announcing Elements CRM 4.1 with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Support" PRWeb 8:25 AM
  • "ExtremeZ-IP 8.0 Significantly Expands Enterprise File Access for Macs" PRWeb 8:25 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Retail Store employees getting up to 25% raise or more, depending on market" The Next Web 3:30 PM
  • "Apple Store Employees Reportedly Getting Some Nice Raises" The Mac Observer 8:41 PM
  • "Tim Cook's Top Hires: The Rock Stars Apple Has Been Poaching" [Slideshow] Business Insider 3:30 PM
  • "US Senator assails Apple and Google 3D mapping" The Inquirer 7:31 AM
  • "Apple may have partnered with Skobbler to perfect iOS 6 maps" VentureBeat 8:10 AM
  • "Apple vs. Microsoft: Today is Windows Phone 8 day" Fortune 7:34 AM
  • "Japanese IOS Software Group to Launch Thursday; NEC, Hitachi May Join" IDG News Service 7:34 AM
  • "Chevy Sonic, Spark to be among first Eyes Free adopters" iDownload Blog 8:20 AM
  • "Miami Dolphins move playbook to iPads: The Dolphins have distributed the team's playbook and film breakdowns on team issued iPads" South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2:36 PM
  • "New York Post quietly removes Safari paywall for iPad users" The Verge 8:18 AM
  • "New York Post Pivots On iPad Strategy, Dropping Paywall" Forbes 1:43 PM
  • "LG takes on Apple's Siri and Samsung's S Voice with Quick Voice" The Inquirer 7:31 AM
  • "Reading Rainbow is Back: Can it Do for the iPad What it Did for TV?" Mashable 7:51 AM
  • "Reading Rainbow Returns With iPad App" PC Magazine 10:34 AM
  • "Aaron Sorkin talks Steve Jobs" TG Daily 10:29 AM
  • "Ten... pieces of tat for Apple fanboys: Obsessive, or what?" Register Hardware 2:07 PM
  • "Stephen Colbert Chucks an iPad and Sucks On an iPhone. Any Questions?" Gizmodo 10:25 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Eucalyptus drops paid-for version to become single cloud platform" ZDNet UK 2:35 PM
  • "Nvidia responds to Torvalds' F-bomb" ZDNet 2:26 PM
  • "Scientists Develop Super Powerful Camera" [Paid Membership Required] 2:03 PM
  • "Holographic storage: We're going to do it this time. No, really" The Register 1:53 PM
  • "Sony says PS4 will offer 'significant' enhancements" TG Daily 1:49 PM
  • "Nintendo confirms no used game blocking on Wii U" TG Daily 1:47 PM
  • "Nuance Supercharges Swype, Adds New Keyboard Options, XT9 Predictive Text, And Dragon-Powered Voice Input" TechCrunch 1:44 PM
  • "New generation of bank Trojans can make invisible transfers: Scripts being used to hide evidence from users" Techworld 12:25 PM
  • "RIM cutting jobs 'in batches', eyes $1bn savings" ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "Red Hat Ships JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6" eWeek 11:01 AM
  • "Freescale's new CEO targets market share growth" EE Times 10:58 AM
  • "Acer announces sub-$700 Ultrabooks upgradable to Windows 8: The Timeline Ultra M5 Ultrabooks will be upgradable to Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 Pro for $14.99" IDG News Service 11:21 AM
  • "Hulu CEO talks the future of TV" CBS News 10:40 AM
  • "The Pirate Bay says BT block already breached" BBC 10:29 AM
  • "Facebook Drops Credits, Adds In-App Subscriptions" PC Magazine 12:18 PM
  • "Raspberry Pi gets initial support for Google's Chromium OS" TG Daily 1:48 PM
  • "Google Apps admins can now enforce use of two-step log-in process: Two-step verification lowers the risk of account hijacking by requiring users enter both a password and a code sent to their phones" IDG News Service 11:20 AM
  • "Google exec: 'World Wide Web has yet to live up to it's name'" Associated Press 10:39 AM
  • "The price tag varies by carrier on Samsung Galaxy S III" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:38 AM
  • "Samsung, LG hope billion dollar bets on new wafer-thin TV display will boost flagging sales" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Microsoft's Kinect Invention: An Air Guitarist's Dream Come True" Patent Bolt 11:19 AM
  • "Former Googlers Unveil MightyText, iMessage for Android" PC Magazine 10:34 AM
  • "Nuance combines keyboard, voice for Android" Reuters 7:34 AM
  • "iOS 6 Q&A podcast — Live tonight at 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT / 5am BST" iMore 4:27 PM
  • "Repairing Your MacBook and the coming Microsoft-Apple Apocalypse!" Your Mac Life 2:50 PM
  • "5by5 | The Critical Path #43: We'll take it from here" asymco 2:01 PM
  • "Justin Miller of MapBox Discusses Their Products and Apple'sMap-Related Announcements" MacVoicesTV 1:41 PM
  • "An Examination of The Microsoft Surface Launch" TheMacJury 1:39 PM
  • "LeVar Burton Hands-On With The New Reading Rainbow App [TCTV] TechCrunch 7:37 AM
  • "Hon Hai: Apple's iPhone 5 to put Samsung's Galaxy III to Shame" Patently Apple 8:55 AM
  • "Foxconn CEO reportedly says iPhone 5 will outdo Galaxy S III" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:46 PM
  • "Foxconn CEO: iPhone 5 'Will Put Samsung Galaxy S III to Shame" Wired 2:07 PM
  • "Leaked 'iPhone 5' case designs show device that's just 7.6 mm thick" BGR 3:54 PM
  • "Confirmed: The New iPhone Will Have A 19-Pin 'Mini' Connector" TechCrunch 10:25 PM
  • "TechCrunch confirms new iPhone connector port" Neowin 10:26 PM
  • "Collected: Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display torn down, 13-inch model looms" Computerworld 8:54 AM
  • "IPad Boom Strains Lithium Supplies After Prices Triple" Bloomberg 10:33 AM
  • "SSD in 2012 MacBook Air Over Twice as Fast as Last Year's" Low End Mac 1:59 PM
  • "Retina MacBook Pro Can Run Three External Displays Simultaneously" MacRumors 1:59 PM
  • "Like tinkering with your MacBook Pro? Non-retina may be where it's at" Ars Technica 2:01 PM
  • "Apple Gets Patent For Polluting Electronic Profiles: Apple patent describes how privacy can be protected by disseminating fake data." InformationWeek 4:21 PM
  • "Apple Files for Several Key iOS 6 Trademarks in Canada" Patently Apple 10:17 AM
  • "'Compare that to the PC experience, where owners of cheap PCs have to keep their notebooks plugged in after the first six months because the battery lasts about 30 minutes.' I have a 2005 15" MacBook Pro. I've had to replace the battery every year. In my experience after just one hundred charge/discharge cycles the battery life has dropped from two hours to 30 minutes. I can not fathom buying a MacBook with a non-replaceable battery due to how badly Apple's batteries have performed [for me]." MacInTouch 10:31 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Feevo HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:20 AM
  • "MosaicHD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:20 AM
  • "Army of Frogs HD For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:20 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:21 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:21 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 14 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:18 AM
  • "Best Selling Mac Scanners -From $100 To $496 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 2:37 PM

  • "Review: The 2012 MacBook Air soars with Ivy Bridge/New Air may look the same, but performance has surged ahead in just one year." Ars Technica 10:24 PM
  • "Review: The 2012 Retina MacBook Pro" Cult of Mac 10:22 AM
  • "MacBook Retina a stunning improvement in laptop technology" CBC News 8:50 AM
  • "A Laptop Screen That Promises an Eyeful/Are you intensely disappointed by the resolution of your laptop screen? Didn't think so. Yet, Apple thinks it could be better. This has long been a theme for the famed technology company: Find a product that people don't think is all that flawed (early MP3 players) and replace it with a product so captivating (iPod) that they forget whatever came before it." [Paid Membership Required] 2:58 PM
  • "MacBook Pro 15-inch and 13-inch non-Retina models occupy the consumer space" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "The new MacBook Pro is so good that it's ruined the internet" Electricpig 8:18 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 2012 review" T3 8:10 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012 Teardown" iFixit 7:19 AM
  • "Spec Comparison: Apple's New iPad vs. Surface by Microsoft" The Mac Observer 2:05 PM
  • "Hands-on: Apple's Thunderbolt Gigabit Ethernet adapter/Fast and energy efficient, but it may get in the way of your external display." Ars Technica 2:38 PM
  • "Apple Thunderbolt to Gb Ethernet Adapter + Benchmarks (Video Review)" Insanely Great Mac 2:05 PM
  • "My Book Live Duo Review" Mac|Life 8:23 AM
  • "Cloud Hybrid Works Well, But Is A Hassle To Set Up" MacNews 9:04 AM
  • "iBattz Armor: another extended-battery iPhone tough case arrives/More accessory makers, including iBattz, are releasing extended battery cases that offer increased protection." CNET Reviews 3:11 PM
  • "Re-Review: Annex Opena Case for the iPhone 4/4S" Run Around Tech 3:30 PM
  • "PowerSkin (for iPhone 4 and 4S)" PC Magazine 10:18 AM
  • "Lapdawg o-Stand For iPad – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 1:40 PM
  • "XStylus Touch Capacitive Stylus for iPad — Gear Review" PadGadget 2:00 PM
  • "LynkTec TruGlide Stylus for iPad review" iMore 8:20 AM
  • "Rock, talk, and charge with the Braven 650 (review)" ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "Review – Phiaton PS 20 BT Bluetooth Stereo Headset & 'Moderna Series' MS 400 Headphones" Mac Edition Radio 7:15 AM
  • "Video Review: Speck MagFolio Luxe Case for the iPad" Run Around Tech 9:09 AM
  • "iLuv's MacBook Sleeve Case: Peanuts but no Pumpkins" The Mac Observer 10:43 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 6 Beta: First Look" BYTE 2:39 PM
  • "Bento 4 for iPad - Personal Database Review: Database features significant improvements" Macworld 3:31 PM
  • "Filemaker's Bento 4 for iPad is da bomb" ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "Hands-on with Reading Rainbow for iPad" Macworld 4:29 PM
  • "Google Offers for iPhone review" iMore 8:20 AM
  • "Foursquare 5.0 Review" Mac|Life 9:40 AM
  • "Quizboard for iPhone review" iMore 2:00 PM
  • "'Total Toadz' Review - Toads, Numbers and a Ton of Dead Flies" Touch Arcade 2:58 PM
  • "'Affliction: Zombie Rising' Review - The Scariest Tech Demo You'll Ever Play" Touch Arcade 9:19 AM
  • "'No Red T-Shirts' Review - Cracking Down on Bikes, Balloons and Boredom" Touch Arcade 8:17 AM
  • "Light Byte Review: Ayopa serves up another great casual game." 148Apps 2:51 PM
  • "Jane's Hotel 2: Family Hero HD Review/A predictable yet enjoyable time management game based around a hotel." 148Apps 3:30 PM
  • "TinyLegends – Crazy Knight Review: TinyLegends - Crazy Knight is an arena-style hack 'n' slash with a little more depth than the new standard for this genre." 148Apps 2:51 PM
  • "Quizboard Review: Quizboard is a trivia board game designed for players who enjoy competing against friends and random opponents." 148Apps 2:51 PM
  • "Match Day Collection Review: A great conversion of a sad, dated soccer game." 148Apps 2:51 PM
  • "Samurai Tiger Review: Some legendary warriors aren't all that legendary." 148Apps 2:51 PM
  • "Unlock Review: A logic puzzle game all about rotating shapes." 148Apps 9:09 AM
  • "Probe the Humans Review: What else are flying saucers good for besides probing humans?" 148Apps 8:23 AM
  • "Nibble Jump Review: A simple yet fun tilt-based platforming game." 148Apps 10:11 AM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Should my Thunderbolt port be doing that?" TUAW 2:51 PM
  • "Devastating video shows Microsoft's Surface event mirroring Steve Jobs' iPad keynote (with video)"  MacDailyNews 8:42 PM
  • "Analysis: Video Offers Side-by-Side Look at Microsoft & Steve Jobs Keynotes" The Mac Observer 8:41 PM
  • "Dear Mail, Isn't It About Time You Grew Up?"  App Advice 2:51 PM
  • "Apple Roundup: Liquidmetal, Lawsuits, China" TheStreet 2:42 PM
  • "Wait, the Retina MacBook Pro Costs Less than the Non-Retina Models?" Techland 2:36 PM
  • "Are Apple Retailers Racist Or Just Following The Rules?" Minyanville 2:09 PM
  • "Apple Open to Go for US Galaxy Tab 10.1 Injunction" The Mac Observer 1:42 PM
  • "Sprint May Help Apple More Than Itself" Seeking Alpha 10:49 AM
  • "iPad challengers: Disappointment, dismay and disaster" Fortune 10:11 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Surface impressions" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:41 AM
  • "The Apple iPad Tablet vs. the Microsoft Surface Anti-Tablet" Tech.pinions 9:26 AM
  • "Could An 'ITV' Sport A Retina Display?" MacNews 9:04 AM
  • "FaceTime over cellular is possible under iOS 6, but will your carrier allow it?" iMore 8:20 AM
  • "With Bento update, lack of App Store upgrades is front-and-center again" TUAW 8:20 AM
  • "Siri, what happened at Tiananmen Square in 1989?" VentureBeat 8:19 AM
  • "Surface? Apple's got nothing to worry about"  ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "Watch: Microsoft Executives Channel Steve Jobs As They Unveil The Surface Tablet" Business Insider 8:26 AM
  • "[Video] Surface vs. iPad: Microsoft's Getting Rusty At Stealing from Apple"  ReadWriteWeb 8:18 AM
  • "It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times: Tough to buy a new Mac" Gravitational Pull 7:52 AM
  • "Opinion: Why Apple's iOS 6 Privacy Protection Will Backfire" PCWorld 7:38 AM
  • "Opinion: Microsoft and Google Suddenly Want to Be Like Apple/Two tech giants have learned a few tricks from Apple. Here's why that's a good thing." PCWorld 7:38 AM
  • "Thanks To Apple, Microsoft Is Doomed In The Era Of Mobile Computing" PixoBebo 7:17 AM
  • "The MacBook Pro With Retina Display Is The Most Over Engineered Personal Computer Ever" Mac 360 7:16 AM
  • "Opinion: EFF should call for the elimination of software patents"  Ars Technica 4:28 PM
  • "Sorry, But Microsoft Screwing Windows Phone Fans Is the Right Thing To Do" Gizmodo 4:08 PM
  • "Cybersecurity in 2012: the good, the bad, and the really ugly" ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "Facebook shares world's most social places" TheNextWeb 1:57 PM
  • "You want the Cloud? You can't have proper copyright, then" The Register 1:54 PM
  • "Nokia's Mobile Patents Are Its Last Line of Defense: Analysis shows that the struggling company could make plenty of money from its mobile patents." Technology Review 1:45 PM
  • "Global LCD TV Shipments Fall for First Time Ever" PC Magazine 12:18 PM
  • "PC makers brought Microsoft's Surface upon themselves" Houston Chronicle 11:15 AM
  • "Beware Slippery Requirements For Social Tools" InformationWeek 10:18 AM
  • "Outlet outrage, peeping techs top travel peeves: survey" Reuters 9:59 AM
  • "What happens when Uncle Sam tells Google he doesn't like your YouTube video?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S III review: Good -- but not perfect" MSNBC 11:44 AM
  • "Is this iPhone's new competitor? CNBC's Jon Fortt shows off Sansung's new Galaxy S III, which is set to launch Thursday, and discussing whether the new device is a serious threat to iPhone, with Chris Cihra, Evercore Partners analyst." [Video Report] MSNBC 11:43 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S III: First impressions" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:36 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S III: Hands-On Test Wows/Galaxy S III, Samsung's new flagship smartphone, seems just the right size and packs plenty of content sharing, camera, and voice capabilities." InformationWeek 10:18 AM
  • "5 High-Tech Smart Homes for the Super Rich" TheStreet 9:34 AM
  • "Editorial: Much Ado About the MS Surface is Puzzling" The Mac Observer 3:11 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Tablet: The Keyboard is the Key/Until recently, I've never been attracted by the idea of a tablet. The Surface may change that." Computerworld 10:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Reveals the Cost of HP's webOS Folly" Tech.pinions 9:26 AM
  • "Is the Microsoft Surface Tablet Another Zune or Just Vapor?" The Tech Night Owl 8:43 AM
  • "Who will be Microsoft's Tim Cook?" asymco 8:18 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Playtinum Releases New Puzzle Adventure: The Secret of Arcanesium 3.0.1" prMac 8:41 PM
  • "iPhone app allows First Nations speakers to chat in their native tongue" Canadian Press 3:55 PM
  • "MacTech Match finds consultants and developers" TUAW 3:30 PM
  • "Magic 2013 now (finally!) available on the iPad" TUAW 2:51 PM
  • "Mysterious Magazine Site Zeen Set to Launch Next Week" PC Magazine 2:36 PM
  • "The iPhone in Pure CSS" Webmonkey 2:07 PM
  • "Action.IO is Using the Cloud to Revolutionise How Developers Work" The Next Web 2:03 PM
  • "Smule releases Ocarina 2 for iOS" AppleTell 2:02 PM
  • "Cloth, a Fashion App, Is Now Weather Sensitive" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:43 PM
  • "Aetna Upgrades iTriage Consumer Health Care App for the iPad" eWeek 11:03 AM
  • "Belkin's WeMo Lets You Control Your Home from an iPad" PadGadget 10:44 AM
  • "Next issue' App For iPad To Offer Unlimited Magazine Reading" AppleBitch 9:17 AM
  • "Smarter iPad Cover on the Way Thanks to Kickstarter Project" TMCnet 8:58 AM
  • "RunRev Updates LiveCode and Announces Partnership with inneractive to Bring In-App Ads and Payment Options for iOS and Android Apps" PRWeb 8:25 AM
  • "Telerik Test Studio for iOS Lands in the Apple App Store" PRWeb 8:25 AM
  • "Strikefleet Omega hits iPhone, iPad and iPod touch June 21st" AppleTell 8:18 AM
  • "M-Edge delivers SuperShell case for the iPhone 4/4S" Coolest Gadgets 8:18 AM
  • "Manage Magz 1.0 for iOS- Manage and Keep Track of Magazine Subscriptions" Canadian Reviewer 8:17 AM
  • "Moped Lands $1M In Funding, Releases Messaging App For iOS, Web" The Next Web 8:08 AM
  • "'Reading Rainbow' comes to the iPad" MSNBC 8:50 AM
  • "Reading Rainbow Returns As A Startup And An iPad App" TechCrunch 7:38 AM
  • "Waterproof your iPhone cheaply with PhoneDome" CNET Asia 7:24 AM
  • "iPhone users get official Google Offers app" SlashGear 7:23 AM
  • "Theater - Appracadabra 1.0: New Kid's App by Award Winning Publisher" prMac 10:09 AM
  • "Genius Scan for iOS Receives Update - Now Available for Android" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Alien Vision Simulator - See the world as you never seen before" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Alakazam 2.0 Free for iOS-Budget Flight Search for Spontaneous Travelers" prMac 7:22 AM
  • "Avalon Wars - iFree Studio Announces New Functions on its Popular Game" prMac 7:22 AM
  • "Editors Using Apple FCP are Invited to the Public Beta of PluralEyes 3.0" prMac 7:22 AM
  • "Keep Track of Sports Matches with Sports Scoreboard 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:22 AM
  • "Marble Math: New and Noteworthy Educational App Rolls Into App Store" prMac 7:22 AM
  • "Protect Your Child From Summer Learning Loss With Easy ABC 123 for iPad" prMac 7:22 AM
  • "StackReader 1.0 - Stack Exchange Network on iPad" prMac 7:22 AM
  • "Super Shred Bros. Offers Wakeboarding How-To's And Discounts" prMac 7:22 AM
  • "SyncSpace 2 for iPad Revolutionizes the Exploration of Ideas" prMac 7:22 AM
  • "Sign Off for iPad Lets Users Create Custom Email Signatures" prMac 7:22 AM
  • "Basket - A Grocery List, Free for iOS: Convenience App with iCloud Sync" prMac 7:22 AM
  • "Guess the Character 2.0 - Guess Who? Game for iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:22 AM
  • "Octavian Music Theory iOS App Progresses to Version 2.0.0" prMac 7:22 AM
  • "Popular Kids App, Lola's Math Train Releases Lite Version" prMac 7:22 AM
  • "2 Million Astrowings Fans Rejoice - Astrowings 3: Icarus Launches" prMac 7:22 AM
  • "New Update - Captain FTP for iPad" Captain Ftp 7:19 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Does 'Surface' Mean Another Poor Quarter for Dell and HP?" TheStreet 9:32 AM
  • "HP, Intel: Time To Take Microservers Seriously" InformationWeek 10:18 AM
  • "HP snubs ARM as it turns to Intel for low-power server" ZDNet UK 2:35 PM
  • "HP Unveils Mobile Solutions for Small Businesses" eWeek 11:01 AM
  • "HP rolls up virty desktop system bundles for SMBs" The Register 1:50 PM
  • "HP looks to boost SMB virtualisation and communications" V3 2:00 PM
  • "HP BYOD Approach Minimizes Stored Data: HP's latest refresh of its SMB lineup focuses on keeping application data off employees' mobile devices, for security and compliance reasons." InformationWeek 10:17 AM
  • "Gemini: HP's attempt to get a like from Facebook and friends" ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "Microsoft Pulls From Apple Playbook With Surface Tablet" [Paid Membership Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Gartner sees Microsoft stealing market share from Apple" Fortune 10:02 AM
  • "Microsoft is Armed and possibly even dangerous to Apple" The Independent 11:24 AM
  • "Microsoft Reportedly Hires Pegatron To Build Tablets" Forbes 10:02 AM
  • "Microsoft outsource Surface tablets to Pegatron; expected prices above US$599" DigiTimes 10:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Publicly Outs Windows Phone 8, Outlines Developer Support, Shipping This Fall" TechCrunch 1:43 PM
  • "Windows Phones to Get New Start Screen, But Not the Full Apollo OS Update" Wired 2:10 PM
  • "Windows Phone 8 details revealed: No upgrade for Mango phones" ZDNet UK 2:35 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 finally gets a 'real' Windows core" ZDNet 2:27 PM
  • "Microsoft Shows Off Payment Technology in New Phone Software" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:06 PM
  • "Windows 8: No support for current devices" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2:07 PM
  • "Windows Phone 8 Announced: It's Windows 8, On a Phone" PC Magazine 12:17 PM
  • "Microsoft Has Another Big Announcement Today, And This Time It's About Windows Phone" Business Insider 10:02 AM
  • "Apple vs. Microsoft: Today is Windows Phone 8 day" Fortune 10:03 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8 'sneak peak' due today" Network World 12:25 PM
  • "Windows 8's stealth advantage: Better security" InfoWorld 11:20 AM
  • "As it plans appeal, Oracle gives up on damages from Google" CNET News 3:09 PM
  • "Google paying $0 in statutory damages as Oracle plans appeal" ZDNet 2:26 PM
  • "Sun dying on its arse behind the Oracle walls" The Register 1:54 PM
  • "IBM wants to speed up access to big data on mobile devices" ZDNet 2:26 PM
  • "IBM reveals predictive analytics software for social media data" V3 2:00 PM
  • "Intel names Centerton successor: Avoton" ZDNet UK 2:35 PM
  • "Federal IT Spending Likely To Decline: Deltek forecasts a slight decline in federal IT budgets through 2017, even if Congress prevents threatened 10% across-the-board cuts in 2013." InformationWeek 3:13 PM
  • "Smartphone security is heading for 'apocalypse'" Network World 11:21 AM
  • "BYOD Users Threaten IT Security: Fortinet" eWeek 11:01 AM
  • "Rethinking the pursuit of Moore's law" EE Times 12:43 PM
  • "First There Was Silicon Valley. Then Silicon Alley. Now...the Case for Building Silicon Prairie: Omaha, Des Moines and Kansas City are among areas in the midwest that are creating a new entrepreneurial ecosystem in America's breadbasket." Time 1:55 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: A Heavenly Stock, but a Devil of a Company" TheStreet 8:49 AM
  • "3 Questions About Apple's iTV and Honest Answers From a Long-Term Bear" TheStreet 3:11 PM
  • "Apple: How Next Year Became This Year in Just 90 Days!" The Motley Fool 2:09 PM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly lower ahead of China data" MarketWatch 9:03 PM
  • "Microsoft takes the stage on mild day for techs" MarketWatch 4:17 PM
  • "Stocks mostly off after Fed cuts growth outlook: Bernanke says more action will come if labor market doesn't pick up" MarketWatch 4:17 PM
  • "Stocks Slide as Traders Respond to Fed Move" FOXBusiness 2:45 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Decline As Fed Reduces Growth Estimates" Bloomberg 4:18 PM
  • "Stocks Close Mixed After Fed Extends 'Twist'" CNBC 9:02 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed; Fed Keeps Twisting" TheStreet 4:18 PM
  • "Stocks falter after Fed fails to knock socks off" CNNMoney 4:18 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Mixed: U.S. stocks finished a volatile day roughly where they started, as investors balanced positive developments in Europe against some disappointment that the Federal Reserve held off on more aggressive action to juice the economy." [Paid Membership Required] 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks: Eyes on the Fed" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canada stocks slump, pressured by Candax" MarketWatch 9:03 PM
  • "Asian Markets Rise" [Paid Membership Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Rise as G-20 Pledges Support, Federal Reserve Meets" Bloomberg 9:50 AM
  • "European Stocks Rise on Stimulus Hopes" [Paid Membership Required] 2:48 PM
  • "European Stocks Advance Before Fed's Monetary-Policy Decision" Bloomberg 9:50 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks inch higher on central-bank hopes/Swedish fashion chain H&M gains after strong earnings report" MarketWatch 9:40 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:03 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:01 PM
  • "Telecom Stocks Prove to Be Safe Harbor for Investors" TheStreet 9:32 AM
  • "Nasdaq Postpones Date of Facebook Trade Loss Submissions" [Paid Membership Required] 2:04 PM

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