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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, June 28, 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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  • "Bob Mansfield, Apple's Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering, to Retire: Dan Riccio to Take Over Role When Transition is Complete" Apple 8:00 PM
  • "Apple SVP of hardware engineering Bob Mansfield retiring"  The Verge 6:06 PM
  • "Apple: goodbye hardware engineering head Bob Mansfield, hello Dan Riccio/Riccio has been at Apple since 1998 and comes from iPad Hardware Engineering." Ars Technica 6:35 PM
  • "Apple Said To Prepare ITunes Changes To Improve Sharing: Apple Inc. plans an overhaul of iTunes that would mark one of the largest changes to the world's biggest music store since its 2003 debut, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter."  Bloomberg 7:57 AM
  • "Apple overhaul of iTunes to focus on iCloud, music sharing?" CNET News 8:00 AM
  • "Apple working on revamped iTunes, to unveil it later this year" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:32 AM
  • "The next platform war: Google play vs. Apple iTunes/The battle to become the dominant one-click entertainment shopping mall begins"  Fortune 8:00 AM
  • "Apple's International Obfuscation"  TidBITS 4:21 PM
  • "Apple posts bond and wins battle over expert reports, Samsung moves to stay injunction"  Foss Patents 8:08 AM
  • "Apple posts $2.6 million bond to ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1" CNET News 12:10 PM
  • "Rights group says Apple suppliers in China breaking labor laws" Reuters 8:50 AM
  • "Beyond Foxconn:Deplorable Working Conditions Characterize Apple's Entire Supply Chain" China Labor Watch 7:34 AM
  • "Life in the iPhone factories: Apple suppliers still breaking labor laws, Report" Computerworld 7:33 AM
  • "Apple's China suppliers 'ignore work laws'" AFP 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's iTV: The Flavor Depends On The Cook" Seeking Alpha 3:28 PM
  • "MobileMe rides into the sunset by Sunday: What you get and what you'll replace when MobileMe goes dark" Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "Thank God: iTunes Set for Major Overhaul" AllThingsD 10:49 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Undertaking Massive Revamp Of iTunes" Apple Bitch 8:38 AM
  • "Adobe InDesign CS6: 'Package...' command causes crash" Betalogue 8:07 AM
  • "Lion Server: Does not register with WINS server" Apple Support 8:06 AM
  • "Mountain Lion Server Preview – It's All About Small Business [Feature] Cult of Mac 12:01 PM
  • "Clusters compresses files and creates space" Macworld 9:16 AM
  • "Battery Squeezer Review" Mac|Life 10:19 AM
  • "USB 6-in-1 TableMike great for Mac speech recognition" Macworld 8:05 AM
  • "Appidemic: Real Aquarium HD for OS X" AppleTell 8:06 AM
  • "Review: Onde Audio Recorder – Another Piece Of Audio Software For Mac" MacTrast 8:05 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Automatically Play Videos Files In QuickTime Player" MacTrast 8:05 AM
  • "How To Manipulate Mac File Data With A Simple Drag, Drop, And Click Action" BohemianBoomer 7:32 AM
  • "How Many Mac Keyboard Shortcuts Do You Know? (here's where to get all of them)" Mac 360 7:32 AM
  • "How To Put Photo Stickies On Your Mac's Screen For Free" McSolo 7:32 AM
  • "Yet Another Easy Way To Protect And Secure The Files On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:32 AM
  • "When It's Time To Zip Up Files, Mac Users Need A Windows App" TeraTalks 7:32 AM
  • "A Simple Way To Rate Music In iTunes Right From The Mac's Menubar" NoodleMac 7:32 AM
Press Releases
  • "Aperture 3.3.1" TidBITS 4:21 PM
  • "ClamXav 2.3 arrives signed, reduces RAM usage" FairerPlatform 11:30 AM
  • "SRS Labs Launches All New Software Designed to Improve Overall Sound Quality on Mac Computers" Business Wire 10:30 AM
  • "Sony's Sound Forge Audio Editing Software Coming to Mac?" MacRumors 9:35 AM
  • "Security Center helps better protect your Mac" Magican 9:30 AM
  • "Aspyr Media Announces Call of Duty®: Black Ops Coming to Mac" Business Wire 8:47 AM
  • "What is new in XML Editor 14.0" <oXygen/> 8:26 AM
  • "Xcode 4.3.3 FileMerge" Rixstep 8:11 AM
  • "Parallels celebrates its birthday by dropping price to $28, giving away iPads and other schwag" 9 to 5 Mac 8:11 AM
  • "App Player Lets You Run Android Apps on a Mac, Weirdest Pairing Ever?" PCWorld 11:31 AM
  • "Android apps to run on Apple Macs via Bluestacks program" BBC 8:14 AM
  • "BlueStacks Now Lets You Run Android Apps On Your Mac" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "Xword 1.0 for iOS - Generate Unique Crossword Puzzles in Many Styles" prMac 9:35 AM
  • "Learn to Farm your Animals - Ninja Style" prMac 9:35 AM
  • "Mileage Report - Mileage and Expense Tracking 1.0 for iOS" prMac 9:35 AM
  • "Macmanus Offers New Clipart Collection 1.0 on the Mac App Store" prMac 8:42 AM
  • "The Australia Merlin OS X Project Management Tour" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "MathMagic 8.0 Lite for Mac OS X - Free, Standalone, Equation Editor" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "24 Hour Sale of Yummy FTP Watcher and Yummy FTP Alias on the App Store" prMac 7:58 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Mansfield Retiring from Apple" TidBITS 5:56 PM
  • "'Hokey' Kim Dotcom case a threat to the net: Apple co-founder" Associated Press 7:12 PM
  • "'Who needs an app store?' Five years of iPhone: The iPhone has evolved—and altered the course of the smartphone industry." Ars Technica 4:38 PM
  • "iPhone to Lead Smartphone Charge in 2013" PC Magazine 4:26 PM
  • "The iPhone at 5: From uncertainty to runaway hit/Apple's iPhone first went on sale five years ago tomorrow. CNET gazes back at some of its early flaws, and looks to what lies ahead."  CNET News 8:13 AM
  • "The original iPhone -the blueprint for the modern day smartphone" Network World 11:29 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone turns 5 on Friday: June 29 marks fifth anniversary of iPhone launch" [Slideshow] MarketWatch 8:40 AM
  • "Activating 5.6 million units per day" asymco 8:07 AM
  • "How Samsung is eating western Europe's mobile phone market: Apart from the Korean company, only Apple is managing to thrive, while Nokia has seen its share of both featurephones and smartphones dive since its announcement of the shift away from Symbian" The Guardian 8:52 AM
  • "Apple's Core Market Is Under Attack! Is Apple about to lose its luster as the electronics supplier of choice for schools? Google would like to think so. The search king says Chromebooks have become a popular PC and Mac alternative for the nation's school systems." The Motley Fool 8:19 AM
  • "Google takes Nexus step against Apple: Undercuts mini-iPad release, Nook and Kindle" Boston Herald 8:16 AM
  • "Google's Chrome browser comes to Apple's iPhone" CNNMoney 4:24 PM
  • "Google claims Chrome is the world's most popular browser: Apple targeted with Chrome and Drive builds for iOS" The Register 4:38 PM
  • "Buying a used Verizon iPad? No prepaid data for you"  ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Prepaid Apple iPhone available now from Virgin Mobile" MobileBurn 8:52 AM
  • "T-Mobile confirms iPhone users on next-gen network will keep legacy data plans" 9 to 5 Mac 8:11 AM
  • "Is Your Customer a Mac or a PC? You might want to find out: Orbitz shows higher-priced deals to Mac users because they tend to spend more. But be careful with the data you find." Inc. 4:37 PM
  • "National Weather Service to send severe weather warnings directly to smartphones" The Verge 8:22 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "RIM looks to BB10, software licensing for survival" AppleInsider 6:17 PM
  • "Vizio rolls out XVT Cinemawide 21:9 aspect ratio TV" TG Daily 11:29 AM
  • "Amazon Will Reportedly Launch A 10-Inch Quad-Core Tablet Alongside New Metal-Clad 7-Inch Fire" TechCrunch 11:26 AM
  • "North Korea Is Allegedly Building Its Own Tablet, The Samjiyeon" TechCrunch 11:26 AM
  • "Red Hat Aims Its Cloud at Bigger Rival VMware" TheStreet 11:52 AM
  • "Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst Weighs in on Strategy, Oracle and Growth" IDG News Service 11:11 AM
  • "The rock, paper, scissors playing robot that never loses" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:56 AM
  • "Amazon Said To Add Social Features For Tablet Digital Games" Bloomberg 10:13 AM
  • "Google adds movies, TV shows and magazines to Google Play store" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:57 AM
  • "Google Glass Designer Gives Us An Up Close Look" ABCNews 10:08 AM
  • "Google App Engine Gets Ready For Business: Google platform now hosts one million active applications; Release 1.7.0, unveiled at Google I/O, to add business-friendly features." InformationWeek 10:01 AM
  • "Vodafone nabs newly departed T-Mobile USA chief" CNET News 9:55 AM
  • "Analysts to focus on layoffs, inventory when RIM releases results" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:49 AM
  • "RIM earnings preview: Bleak, disappointing, 'terrible'" CNET News 9:55 AM
  • "Want affordable OLED TVs? Don't hold your breath, Panasonic says" CNET News 9:53 AM
  • "Samsung Electronics faces concerns in U.S., China" MarketWatch 9:29 AM
  • "Nokia releases Windows Phone update for Lumia 800 and 710" IDG News Service 10:24 AM
  • "Nokia's secret Linux team is looking for refuge" GigaOM 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Dreams up Tablet-Gesturing for Future Surface Devices" Patent Bolt 7:31 AM
  • "Ted Landau Gives WWDC Perspective and Delivers Speculation on Apple's Future" MacNotables 3:27 PM
  • "The iMore show 300" iMore 8:37 AM
  • "Upstream supply chain sees no sign of Apple starting mass production of new iPhone in July" DigiTimes 10:24 AM
  • "August iPhone 5? Not so fast, maybe, say supply chain sources" Tapscape 10:30 AM
  • "Apple's iTunes Expansion is Just Scratching the Surface in Asia" The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Opens iTunes Store in China & Early iPhone Rumors Dashed" Patently Apple 7:31 AM
  • "Battery issues arise in Apple's development of next iPhone - rumor" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "Apple reportedly facing a battery challenge with the next iPhone" iDownload Blog 9:17 AM
  • "Next MacBook Air could cost just £662: The price of Ultrabooks could feasibly decrease to $859 (£552 ex VAT, £662.40 inc VAT) this year" Macworld UK 8:37 AM
  • "iOS app placement functionality coming to Apple TV" AppleTell 8:36 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple's Retina Display Patent Comes to Light" Patently Apple 1:00 PM
  • "Apple Files Patents for GarageBand, Multiple Camera Sensors & New Optical Display Coatings" Patently Apple 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Files Patent For Text Input Using Speech Data" MacNews 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For An Universal Interface For Info Retrieval" MacNews 9:29 AM
  • "Apple wants to improve autocorrect by detecting typing speed, word intent" AppleInsider 8:01 AM
  • "Apple releases a plethora of printer driver updates: Apple's drivers are available via Software Update" MacFixIt 6:15 PM
  • "Is your new MacBook Air crashing frequently? Blame Google Chrome" 9 to 5 Mac 9:27 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Jurassic Park: The Game 1 HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $6.99)" Apple Sliced 9:14 AM
  • "Sketch Paper Camera For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:14 AM
  • "Parking Lot By Crustalli For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:14 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:26 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:26 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Up To $400 Off -Models, Prices And Information" MacReviewZone 7:31 AM
  • "Apple AirPort Express Base Station Price Tracker -Up To $30 Off -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:31 AM
  • "Best Selling Mac Scanners -From $100 To $496 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:31 AM
  • "Special Offer On BatchOutput For Microsoft Word, Excel, And PowerPoint At TheMacBundles" TheMacBundles 7:32 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 22 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:35 AM

  • "The original OS X tablet: how Modbook got its groove back/You thought the iPad killed the Modbook tablet? Think again." Ars Technica 10:19 AM
  • "ZenBook Prime flunks blogging torture test, gets replaced by a MacBook Air" ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "The Littlest Black Book For The iPod Nano [Review] Cult of Mac 4:30 PM
  • "TNW Review: Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad" The Next Web 7:57 AM
  • "Wahoo Blue HR Bluetooth 4.0 Heart Rate Monitor" iLounge 4:39 PM
  • "Lenco iPT-223 speaker dock review" Macworld UK 8:05 AM
  • "Video Review: SwitchEasy Lanyard Case for the iPhone 4/4s" Run Around Tech 9:19 AM
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: SnapScan 1300i: Great Scanner; Hardly an Upgrade" The Mac Observer 2:52 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Google Chrome for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 8:13 PM
  • "Google Chrome for iPhone hands-on" Engadget 4:48 PM
  • "Google Chrome For iOS Hands On [Video] Cult of Mac 4:31 PM
  • "Hands On With Chrome for iOS" Gizmodo 4:28 PM
  • "Hands On With Google Drive On iOS" TechCrunch 4:24 PM
  • "Hands-on with the Google Drive for iOS app: mostly read only/The app gives access to Google Apps documents, but falls short on collaboration." Ars Technica 8:40 PM
  • "iPad app teaches Photoshop CS6 in an engaging manner" TUAW 8:39 PM
  • "FileMaker Bento 4: It's no Access, but Bento 4 stands up as a useful database that can share data with desktop computers." Register Hardware 8:12 AM
  • "One Device, One App -Bento 4 Raises the Bar, Provides a Glimpse of Independent Mobility" iPadCTO 11:58 AM
  • "Three podcast apps that are better than Apple's: If you're a little turned off by the new Podcasts app's messy interface, check out these three alternatives. They're all winners." CNET Reviews 9:58 AM
  • "Tumblr for iPhone update: review/Tumblr's updated iPhone app finally brings the microblogging platform into the 21st century." Telegraph 8:37 AM
  • "Publications International's iCookBook App Is A Treat" The Mac Observer 12:44 PM
  • "Photo Editor by Aviary: A Free App for the iPhone that puts some Paid Apps in the Shade" eXtensions 9:25 AM
  • "iOS Gems: Air Mail, The Amazing Spider-Man + Asphalt 7: Heat" iLounge 11:33 AM
  • "Review: M-Racer Speed King RC Car by iHelicopters" Reuters 8:05 AM
  • "DocAS - Annotate PDF, Take Notes and Reader Review: User experience makes PDF reader/editor an also-ran" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "'Astronot' Review - Great Little Garbageman" Touch Arcade 4:38 PM
  • "'Strikefleet Omega' Review – Superb Space-faring Ship Defense" Touch Arcade 9:34 AM
  • "'The Naked Gun: I.C.U.P.' Review - Adventurin' with Drebin Again" Touch Arcade 8:35 AM
  • "Clockwork Brain Review: A freemium brain training game with a steampunk twist." 148Apps 4:38 PM
  • "Self Aware Review: A mixture of different mini games all based around the threat of an iOS virus." 148Apps 4:38 PM
  • "Zombie HQ Review: Bloody-slick and soulless zombies collide with precision design for a savory adventure" 148Apps 11:33 AM
  • "StarRacing Review: StarRacing is a kart racer game with a unique gameplay style that gives it an edge over its competitors." 148Apps 8:35 AM
  • "Squids Wild West Review: Squids Wild West is a turn-based strategy game that blends elements of physics puzzlers to make a game that's fun to play and friendly for casual players." 148Apps 12:44 PM
  • "Oversee Project Resources With OmniPlan for iPad [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 4:30 PM
  • "Cassandra: Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 9:40 PM
  • "Apple's Senior VP of Hardware Engineering, Bob Mansfield, is retiring" TUAW 7:48 PM
  • "Five years in, the iPhone's greatest legacy: Its apps" CNET News 4:35 PM
  • "Will Google's Nexus 7 prod Apple into producing an iPad Mini? In 2010, Steve Jobs said a 7-inch screen wasn't sufficient for making great tablet apps. With the rumored iPhone 5 in the wings and a flimsy business rationale, an iPad mini is unlikely to surface." CNET News 4:35 PM
  • "Dollar for Dollar, No One Updates You Like Apple" Low End Mac 4:33 PM
  • "5 Strategies for Marketing on the iPad" Mashable 4:26 PM
  • "37-second observation: how Samsung and Apple pitch products" ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "The MacBook Retina Display – Pros and Cons" Amsys 10:23 AM
  • "John C. Dvorak: Why I Said The iPhone Was Going To Bomb" Cult of Mac 9:35 AM
  • "Buzzblog: Wrong? Dvorak blames his 'getting screwed over' by Apple" Network World 9:34 AM
  • "Will Microsoft Save RIM From a Certain Death to Beat Apple?" TheStreet 8:50 AM
  • "Google's Nexus Won't Be Able To Dethrone Apple" Seeking Alpha 10:06 AM
  • "Google disproves Apple's claims that devices can't be built in US: Google experimenting with manufacturing hardware in US, proves to Apple that it can be done" Macworld UK 8:38 AM
  • "Slap an Apple Logo on Your Tablet; People Will Love It" TheStreet 8:16 AM
  • "Wiping Away Your Siri 'Fingerprint': Your voice can be a biometric identifier, like your fingerprint. Does Apple really have to store it on its own servers?"  Technology Review 8:08 AM
  • "Crazy: Apple charges $375 for an iPhone 3GS, meanwhile the Galaxy Nexus is $349"  IntoMobile 7:59 AM
  • "Send In The Clowns: How Apple's Competitors Are Cloning Each Other" PixoBebo 7:32 AM
  • "Bill Gates Is Right. And Wrong. Devices Have A Horrible Track Record (and especially his devices)" Mac 360 7:32 AM
  • "Hidden Dimensions: What Google's New Tablet Tells Us, on The Surface" The Mac Observer 4:39 PM
  • "Why BYOD Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen For Schools" Cult of Mac 4:31 PM
  • "Prevailing Cloud fears mostly unfounded" ZDNet 11:46 AM
  • "Do Kids Need an Internet Tablet?" Wired 11:43 AM
  • "We need to be careful when arguing the case for video conferencing technology" V3 11:36 AM
  • "Want to hide digital traces? Try using mobile privacy app Wickr" Techworld 11:28 AM
  • "Verizon's new plan changes game: Smartphones and computers share data plans under the new pricing scheme. But critics say some users could end up paying more." Minneapolis Star-Tribune 11:00 AM
  • "The long death of fat clients" InfoWorld 10:47 AM
  • "Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 Review" HotHardware 10:44 AM
  • "Sony Xperia Ion: Entertainment-Filled, but Running on Empty" AllThingsD 9:28 AM
  • "For Google, hardware is the new black" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "Google+ Updates: Tablet Optimization, Events, and History API" PCWorld 11:12 AM
  • "The Android IQ test: How much do you really know about the fastest-growing mobile OS? Whether you're an Android newbie or a guru, some things about Google's OS may surprise you" InfoWorld 10:46 AM
  • "When Will You Get Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean?'" PC Magazine 11:08 AM
  • "Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: Does It Measure Up? Google's newest OS sports fewer new features than previous updates. Instead, Android 4.1 focuses on improving core features and making the platform faster." InformationWeek 10:02 AM
  • "Solving the mystery of why Android tablets have flopped" Houston Chronicle 10:44 AM
  • "Is Google's Nexus 7 just another Android tablet?" TG Daily 11:29 AM
  • "Google's Nexus 7: 'Just Another Android Device'" Daily Ticker 9:42 AM
  • "Google vs everyone: an epic war on many fronts" GigaOM 9:08 AM
  • "Watch Video of Google I/O's Day 2 Keynote Live Here" PCWorld 11:11 AM
  • "8 Reasons Why Mimi Would Sell Microsoft and Dump Steve Ballmer" Money Morning 11:31 AM
  • "Print is Dead? Not so Fast." Forbes 8:44 AM
  • "Hands-on with new Google+ tablet app and events features (video)" The Verge 8:42 AM
  • "We'll Store Over 1/3 Of Our Digital Content In The Cloud By 2016" MacNews 8:30 AM
  • "Why is Microsoft's Surface Obsessed with Keyboards" Tech.pinions 8:25 AM
  • "Comedian Louis C.K. on the iPhone and iCloud [Video] iClarified 12:01 PM
  • "iPhone Hands On Review, Five Years Later" Gizmodo 8:38 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Cthulhu Saves the World tops iPhone Games of the Week" Appolicious 6:15 PM
  • "Griffin's Kiosk iPad mount now available | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog" TUAW 5:15 PM
  • "Peel Announces AllPlay TV, A Remote Control For Netflix, DVR, And (Eventually) More" TechCrunch 4:28 PM
  • "Schwab Launches Advisor App for the iPhone(R)" Business Wire 4:27 PM
  • "This iPhone Case Can Float Like a Boat" Mashable 4:26 PM
  • "Google touts release of 'Safari-ized' Chrome for iPhone, iPad: Confirms that browser is Google UI wrapped around Safari's rendering and JavaScript engines" Computerworld 6:55 PM
  • "Google polishes iOS, adds Chrome trim" BetaNews 4:37 PM
  • "Chrome for iOS is live and ready for download, here's what you need to know" The Next Web 4:30 PM
  • "Google Brings Chrome to App Store for iPhone & iPad" The Mac Observer 3:27 PM
  • "Google Drive comes to iOS" 9 to 5 Mac 12:56 PM
  • "Google Plus coming soon to the iPad" TUAW 12:10 PM
  • "(Fake) Hacking on the iPad With UplinkWired 11:59 AM
  • "Introducing Modbook Pro, World's Most Powerful and Largest-Screen Tablet Computer: Modbook Inc. Announces New Mac-Based Pen Tablet Computer — Highly Portable, 13.3-Inch Modbook Pro Set to Ship in Early Fall." PRWeb 10:30 AM
  • "Just Mobile Ltd., the leading brand of mobile accessories, today, announced the global launch of the Just Mobile GumTM, redefining pocket-sized power packs for mobile devices." just|mobile 9:21 AM
  • "Jennifer Lopez, CAA Launch iPad Dance App" PC Magazine 9:16 AM
  • "HGTV Launches Free App 'HGTV SHELF' Available for Download on Apple® iPad®" Business Wire 8:47 AM
  • "Horn, The Next Title From Phosphor Games" 148Apps 8:41 AM
  • "Hit Desktop Game Dynamite Jack Explodes Into iOS With Brand New iPad Version" App Advice 8:37 AM
  • "SmartRadar Apple Pack Brings Social Networking to the Road" LAPTOP Magazine 8:37 AM
  • "Safari Download Manager For iOS Finally Gets Support For iOS 5 [Jailbreak] Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
  • "Instagram for iOS receives major update: 'Explore tab', visual tweaks" It's All Tech 8:04 AM
  • "2 Million Astrowings Fans Rejoice - Astrowings 3: Icarus Launches" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Alien Vision Simulator - See the world as you never seen before" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Astral 3D Worlds 1.0 for iOS - Available for Download: Free for 5 Days" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Basket - A Grocery List, Free for iOS: Convenience App with iCloud Sync" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Genius Scan for iOS Receives Update - Now Available for Android" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Guess the Character 2.0 - Guess Who? Game for iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Never Miss Interesting Twitter Content Again with Plume 1.0 for iPhone" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Octavian Music Theory iOS App Progresses to Version 2.0.0" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Pay it Forward iPhone App Provides Gentle Reminder" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Popular Kids App, Lola's Math Train Releases Lite Version" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Sign Off for iPad Lets Users Create Custom Email Signatures" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Theater - Appracadabra 1.0: New Kid's App by Award Winning Publisher" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Vote ClayWare - Pad Bracket iPad Wall Mount at Mission: Small Business" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Votely for iOS Helps Make Decisions With Input From Friends" prMac 7:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Blow it up, Ballmer: Give away the Surface for free/With Microsoft slouching toward irrelevance, CEO Steve Ballmer has rightfully become rule-breaker-in-chief to change the game" InfoWorld 10:47 AM
  • "Will Microsoft Save RIM From a Certain Death to Beat Apple?" TheStreet 9:11 AM
  • "Windows desktop destined for long slide to oblivion, says Gartner: Microsoft's biggest technology shift in two decades means traditional Windows will account for just 10% of users' time by 2020" Computerworld 10:24 AM
  • "Traditional Windows Desktop to Take Backseat to Windows RT" PC Magazine 11:08 AM
  • "Microsoft touts enterprise credentials of Windows 8 RT platform" V3 11:37 AM
  • "Microsoft details its Windows 8 upgrade plans" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "Nokia chairman affirms faith in Windows strategy" MarketWatch 11:54 AM
  • "Former Skype boss backs Microsoft's collaboration strategy" V3 11:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Dreams up Tablet-Gesturing for Future Surface Devices" Patent Bolt 10:03 AM
  • "SImply nobody is rushing to beat the Microsoft licencing price hike: Redmond sets up barrel, customers refuse to bend over" The Register 11:31 AM
  • "Microsoft to open UK retail store early next year" Channel Register 11:32 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard: What About The Company's R&D Tradition?" Seeking Alpha 11:56 AM
  • "HP improves thin client performance with new tool: HP also added an ARM-based client to its hardware portfolio" IDG News Service 10:23 AM
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  • "The Cisco security directive: The Cisco Security Group senior vice president talks about Cisco's plans for firewalls, security architecture, BYOD, and more" Network World 10:47 AM
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  • "U.S. Stocks Pare Losses On Speculation Of EU Agreement" Bloomberg 4:31 PM
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  • "Asia Markets: Japan gains, Hong Kong dips ahead of EU summit" MarketWatch 9:16 AM
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  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:43 PM
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