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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, July 2, 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 IP More Important Than iOS" ["With most eyeballs and ears trained on speculation regarding Apple's next round of product introductions, it should be noted that none of these product innovations would exist without the appropriate intellectual property (IP) being filed and secured well in advance of any public product launch."]  Seeking Alpha 9:26 AM
  • "Apple's Reliance on China Just Increased" TheStreet 10:33 AM
  • "Apple: A Maturing Company Coming Of Age?"  Seeking Alpha 11:20 AM
  • "Apple threatened in Italy with fine, temporary closure: Apple Inc was threatened with the temporary closure of its operations in Italy and with further fines of up to 300,000 euros ($377,500) if it does not offer customers a free two-year warranty as demanded by Italian law."  Reuters 12:47 PM
  • "Italy threatens Apple with fine, temporary closure: Antitrust authorities allege that Apple failed to inform Italian customers about free two-year warranty as it pushes for-pay tech support contracts." CNET News 3:40 PM
  • "Apple pays $60 million to settle China iPad trademark dispute"  Reuters 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Pays $60 Million To End China IPad Fight With Proview" Bloomberg 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Settles iPad Suit: Apple Inc. will pay $60 million to settle a trademark dispute with a Chinese company over the iPad name, according to a Chinese court, potentially resolving a case that illustrated new intellectual-property challenges for foreign businesses in China." [Paid Membership Required] 8:49 AM
  • "Apple pays $60M for iPad trademark in China: The legal battle had once threatened to ban sales of the iPad in China" IDG News Service 8:44 AM
  • "Apple, Proview Settle iPad Name Dispute for $60 Million" PC Magazine 8:55 AM
  • "Apple 'settles China iPad trademark dispute for $60m'" BBC 8:48 AM
  • "How Apple ended the iPad trademark saga: A timeline" Fortune 8:47 AM
  • "Apple wins another injunction against Samsung, this time against the Galaxy Nexus" Network World 9:03 AM
  • "Q3 FY12 Earnings Release Tuesday, July 24" Apple 4:52 PM
  • "Apple to Announce 3Q 2012 Earnings on July 24" MacRumors 6:22 PM
  • "Apple launches updated iCloud website for developers with Notes, Reminders, improved Calendar and Find my iPhone" 9 to 5 Mac 6:34 PM
  • "App Store Adding New 'Food & Drink' Category" MacStories 5:45 PM
  • "Apple gives MobileMe users an extension: The company hasn't specified when the extension to the deadline for moving files to iCloud will end" Macworld UK 8:56 AM
  • "Apple reminds customers that will shutter July 31" AppleInsider 1:02 PM
  • "As MobileMe shuts down, Apple will let its users download data for 'limited time'" AppleTell 9:17 AM
  • "Just Like a Zombie, MobileMe Won't Stay Dead -- For the Moment" Mac|Life 9:32 AM
  • "Apple's MobileMe Takes a Dirt Nap" AllThingsD 10:32 AM
  • "Apple reminds users of's impending closure" Macworld UK 8:56 AM
  • "Kaspersky detects more APT attacks targeting Macs: For the second time this year, security company identifies a wave of malware capable of giving an outside attacker control over infected Macs" InfoWorld 12:00 PM
  • "Desktop Top Operating System Share Trend" [Mac saw a rise to 6.72% as Windows dropped to 92.23%] NetMarketshare 8:23 AM
  • "Desktop Top Browser Share Trend" [Safari rose slightly, Chrome dropped a tad, Firefox rose] NetMarketshare 8:22 AM
  • "Mac OS X 10.5.3 or later: Time Machine - 'Backup volume could not be mounted' after changing network volume's password" Apple Support 6:35 PM
  • "Open unrecognizable Outlook files with Klammer" Macworld 9:33 AM
  • "How To Eliminate Duplicate Address Book Contacts in OS X" MacTrast 6:22 PM
  • "Koi Pond 3D - A Tranquil Live Desktop For Mac" MacTrast 8:58 AM
  • "FontAgent Pro Enterprise Server 5 Offers Fast Font Serving" Layers Magazine 9:09 AM
  • "Create A Musical Masterpiece With Magic GarageBand [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:12 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Drag And Drop Text Almost Anywhere On Your Mac" MacTrast 8:58 AM
  • "Advanced colour grading in any NLE: Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks 2" IT.Enquirer 8:19 AM
  • "Single Application Mode in OS X Keeps Your Desktop Distraction Free" Lifehacker 9:22 AM
  • "Review: The Mac Backup And Sync Tool With Nearly Every Feature You'll Need" BohemianBoomer 8:24 AM
  • "How To Use A Mac To Make Your Day Smarter With SmartDay" TeraTalks 8:24 AM
  • "A Free Way To Remotely Track Your Lost Or Stolen Mac So You Can Get It Back" PixoBebo 8:24 AM
  • "How To Design Classy, Sophisticated, Eye-Catching Logos On Your Mac With A Few Clicks" McSolo 8:25 AM
  • "Free: A Way To Replace The Mac's Menubar Clock With A Built-in Calendar" Mac 360 8:24 AM
  • "Free: A Mac Audio Recorder, Editor, Mixer App That Does Not Compete With Garageband" NoodleMac 8:20 AM
  • "Apple's Icon Ecosystem or: Carrying the Quality All The Way Through" pxldot 8:08 PM
  • "OS X, iOS still making market share gains" ZDNet 6:34 PM
Press Releases
  • "Apple Configurator update brings new preferences to iOS deployment tool" AppleInsider 9:15 PM
  • "Configurator 1.1: Improved i-thing management" FairerPlatform 3:51 PM
  • "Sparrow updated to support Retina display and Mountain Lion" The Verge 12:04 PM
  • "Sparrow for Mac Updated With Retina Display Support and Mountain Lion Compatibility" MacTrast 5:13 PM
  • "Reeder, VLC for Mac Release Retina Display Updates" Mac|Life 8:55 AM
  • "Earth 2140 Returns to OSX with Real Time Strategy High Tech Warfare" prMac 9:30 AM
  • "Ohanaware releases App Wrapper 2.0 - Software Packaging for OS X" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "Power Manager - Energy Saving Software for Mac OS X" DssW 8:20 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The average iOS customer is worth $1,000 to Apple - analyst: Goldman Sachs analyst says 21 per cent of iOS device owners wouldn't switch platforms, even if offered huge discounts" Macworld UK 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's Market Share Approaches 1 in Every 3 Smartphone Subscribers" cellular-news 3:07 PM
  • "Apple Campus 2 Qualifies for Expedited Environmental Review" MacRumors 10:07 AM
  • "Apple begins testing new Genius Bar layout to increase appointment capacity" The Next Web 9:14 AM
  • "Genius Bar tables to be rotated to increase customer capacity?" CNET News 10:58 AM
  • "Apple Genius Bar layout changes: capacity increased" BGR 10:08 AM
  • "Apple may be testing out a new Genius Bar layout" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:00 PM
  • "Five Years of the IPhone" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:35 AM
  • "Can Google's Nexus Q Entertainment Center Take Down the Apple TV?" ReadWriteWeb 9:18 AM
  • "When His Project Was Canceled, an Unemployed Programmer Kept Sneaking Into Apple to Finish the Job" World's Strangest 11:29 AM
  • "How An Ex-Apple Employee Kept Sneaking Into Cupertino To Finish His Project" Cult of Mac 11:29 AM
  • "High-profile ex-Apple staff join forces in Cloud start up: Former senior vice president of Software Engineering joined by other ex-Apple employees at Upthere" Macworld UK 8:56 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Offers Euro Proposal to Avoid Antitrust Showdown" The Mac Observer 6:05 PM
  • "Dear Mr. Watterson Explains Why Geeks Love Calvin and Hobbes" Wired 1:11 PM
  • "Spray-on Rechargeable Batteries Could Store Energy Anywhere" Wired Magazine 1:11 PM
  • "Wii U online services will be free" TG Daily 12:38 PM
  • "Mozilla confirms Firefox mobile OS for 2013 and discloses ZTE and Alcatel support" V3 1:04 PM
  • "Facebook's first earnings report will be July 26" CNNMoney 1:54 PM
  • "Facebook Investigating Email Synching Problem" PC Magazine 11:59 AM
  • "Pano Logic Launches System for Cloud Platform" eWeek 11:25 AM
  • "Researchers try vacuum transistors at low voltage" EE Times 11:23 AM
  • "Rexchip sees small 2Q12 operating loss" DigiTimes 11:21 AM
  • "Bye bye, corporate phone: BlackBerry, meet BYOD. Users are demanding their own smartphones, and support-weary IT is only too happy to hand over the reins." Computerworld 11:07 AM
  • "Sony's newest Google TV device to have Onlive" TG Daily 12:37 PM
  • "Want Android 4.1 Jelly Bean? Be Prepared To Wait" InformationWeek 11:35 AM
  • "Wintek ships 500,000 OGS touch panels to Google in June, say sources" DigiTimes 11:21 AM
  • "Google nixes extra wireless attachments to its new Kansas fibres: Google has rejected overtures from a Kansas non-profit to integrate their wireless solution for the digitally challenged, saying that it didn't fit into their licensing model." The Register 12:58 PM
  • "Nokia: We have a Windows Phone 'contingency plan'" CNET News 10:16 AM
  • "Droid Incredible 4G LTE coming to Verizon July 5 for $150" CNET 10:15 AM
  • "Storm Blamed for Instagram, Netflix, and Foursquare Outages" ABCNews 10:32 AM
  • "Leap second bug causes technical problems for LinkedIn, other sites over the weekend" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Firefox OS: Mozilla's phone experiment gets support from Sprint and global carriers" VentureBeat 10:23 AM
  • "Tablets Helping Shake Up The Traditional TV Viewing Scenario" MacNews 9:09 AM
  • "New Apple Game Mixes Magic, Horror & Pop CultureMauricio Bejarano of Colombian developer BRAINZ Games explains why his new Vampire Season game is a quirky mix of genres." [Video Report] TheStreet 2:32 PM
  • "Micron Becomes a Major Apple Supplier With $2.5 Billion Deal"  TheStreet 8:33 AM
  • "Advantage Apple: iPhone users love to use their phones" Computerworld 1:27 PM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Top Operating System Share Trend" [iOS rises to 65.27% in June] NetMarketshare 8:22 AM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Top Browser Share Trend" [Safari climbs in June to 65.79%] NetMarketshare 8:21 AM
  • "iOS in the lead with nearly two-thirds of mobile web share in June" iDownload Blog 9:14 AM
  • "Net Applications: iOS Web share hit record 65.3% in June" Fortune 8:32 AM
  • "Apple's iOS grabs 65 percent of market" CNET News 8:38 AM
  • "iPhone market share: June 2012 OS share shows all-time high for Apple" BGR 10:08 AM
  • "Podcasts App Breaks Podcasts out of Music App" TidBITS 3:51 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Blot For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:18 AM
  • "Panorama For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:18 AM
  • "A Little Turbulence For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:18 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:17 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:17 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices Up To $100 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 8:20 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Up to $59 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 8:20 AM
  • "iPod Classic Buyer's Guide... Up to $65 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 8:19 AM
  • "Best Buy Offering Discounts On New MacBook Pro, Air" Macgasm 10:58 AM
  • "Best Buy Drops Prices on New MacBooks" PC Magazine 12:00 PM
  • "Fourth generation iPod touch from $179, free car charger" FairerPlatform 8:27 AM

  • "MacBook Air 2012 review" T3 9:13 AM
  • "Fly Or Die: Retina MacBook Pro" TechCrunch 10:07 AM
  • "The power of two: Using your tablet as a second monitor/Performance lag and color accuracy issues make this a less-than-ideal solution." Ars Technica 10:05 AM
  • "Hands-On With California Headphones: A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll" TechCrunch 1:29 PM
  • "Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter review" 5:14 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Bento 4 for iPad review" iMore 9:23 PM
  • "iOS 6 vs. Jelly Bean: Which New Mobile OS Reigns Supreme?" Wired 8:46 AM
  • "New iOS App Gives Podcasts a New Voice" MacNewsWorld 9:33 AM
  • "Chrome for iOS browser review" AppleTell 9:17 AM
  • "A review of Chrome for iOS after a weekend of use" 9 to 5 Mac 10:05 AM
  • "Google Drives its pot-o-cloud onto the iPhone, tangles with Dropbox" The Register 8:36 AM
  • "Extend Googe Docs to your iOS Device with Google Drive – iPad App Review" PadGadget 9:13 AM
  • "Metro Tasks: Love Your To-Dos! — iPad App Review" PadGadget 9:32 AM
  • "N.O.V.A. 3 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance Review" Mac|Life 10:06 AM
  • "Brandnew Boy review for iPhone and iPad" iMore 2:46 PM
  • "Appidemic: Babel Rising 3D for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch" AppleTell 9:17 AM
  • "'Dragon Flight' Review - Fire Up Your Triple Shot for This Vertical Shooter" Touch Arcade 9:22 AM
  • "Unstoppable Fist Review: I'm sitting in a smoldering crater wearing an outfit ripped right out of Miami Vice while sporting a mullet and aviator sunglasses. Let's do this thing." 148Apps 12:36 PM
  • "RAYSTORM Review: This arcade port is a classic but expensive." 148Apps 10:08 AM
  • "Darkside Review: Time murdered. Prime suspect is a twin-stick directional shooter." 148Apps 9:19 AM
  • "How to purchase and access your music from anywhere with iTunes in the Cloud" iMore 2:45 PM
  • "How to add a USB Blu-ray player to your Mac for $42" 9 to 5 Mac 9:30 AM
  • "How to edit portraits with iPhoto for iPhone and iPad" iMore 9:19 AM
  • "How To Add Pull To Refresh, Full-Screen Browsing Mode And Improved Tab Switching To Chrome For iOS" Redmond Pie 9:18 AM
  • "Deauthorizing the iTunes account on an old computer" Macworld 6:56 PM
  • "Buy your Mac in Italy for a free extended warranty" ZDNet 1:28 PM
  • "MacMost Now 729: Sharing iOS Apps With Family" MacMost 9:33 AM
  • "iPhones, iPads Make It Hard For Most Americans To 'Switch Off' After Work" Cult of Mac 9:03 PM
  • "Coney Island boardwalk becomes iPad stand-amplifier: A Kickstarter project aims to recycle the well-trod pathway of our youth into a utility to deal with our impending hearing loss." CNET News 6:06 PM
  • "Thomas Jefferson, Steve Jobs, and the Rule of 3" Forbes 4:07 PM
  • "Steve Jobs and The Rule of Three" MacTrast 2:45 PM
  • "Does Chrome have a future on iOS?" BetaNews 12:04 PM
  • "Siri accuracy pinned at 62%" TG Daily 12:47 PM
  • "Here's Why Google Now Is Better Than Apple's Siri" Business Insider 10:57 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Still crazy after all these years" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:07 AM
  • "Steve Jobs or Bill Gates: Who Will Be Remembered 50 Years from Now?" Techland 10:06 AM
  • "iPhone and iOS: The First 5 Years" Low End Mac 10:05 AM
  • "Apple V. Samsung: Progress in 'Thermonuclear War,' Says Topeka" Barron's 10:03 AM
  • "Wait, So Apple's Siri Won't Kill Google Search After All?" Forbes 8:51 AM
  • "Does Apple have anything that can match Google Glass?" Fortune 8:48 AM
  • "Apple's Proview Payoff May Set Ugly Precedent" PCWorld 12:33 PM
  • "Could Steve Jobs actually win his thermonuclear war? Apple is granted two preliminary injunctions in one week; opponents are apoplectic"  Fortune 8:47 AM
  • "What Apple wants Apple gets, now turn over that parking space" Examiner 8:27 AM
  • "What Would It Take To Get You To Dump Your Mac For A Windows PC?" Mac 360 8:25 AM
  • "Finally, Apple owns the name 'iPad' -" CNN 11:30 AM
  • "Apple Won A Chinese Battle, Not The War" Seeking Alpha 11:24 AM
  • "As Apple Reminds Us: RTFC" Forbes 11:21 AM
  • "Apple's iPad gaffe: How the magic tablet just cost Cupertino £38m" Electricpig 8:59 AM
  • "The Apple Vs. Proview iPad Trademark Saga Has Ended" App Advice 8:57 AM
  • "Apple lobs pocket change to Proview, ending Chinese IPAD name row: $60m? Hardly worth opening our wallet to get it out" The Register 8:37 AM
  • "Apple pays Proview $60m, owns iPad trademark in China" Tapscape 8:18 AM
  • "Judge Koh Upholds Apple Patents, Dismisses Samsung Legal Attack" Tapscape 8:17 AM
  • "Google's Economic Impact Report Boasts 8x Return on Your AdWords Investment" TheMacAdvocate 6:23 PM
  • "Mozilla Getting Ready To Challenge The iPhone With Its Own Firefox Mobile OS" Cult of Mac 6:05 PM
  • "What Does Windows Phone 8 Mean for Nokia? (Part 2)" The Motley Fool 2:09 PM
  • "AWS outage reveals backup cheapskates" ZDNet 1:16 PM
  • "Next Amazon Kindle Fire rumors: Higher quality, social gaming features" ZDNet 1:16 PM
  • "Why I ordered a Nexus 7 tablet" ZDNet 1:15 PM
  • "Tiger Mom was right about techie teens: Most U.S. tech CEOs attended elite, private colleges, survey shows" Network World 12:10 PM
  • "Why Mark Zuckerberg is a bad role model for aspiring tech execs: Few college dropouts end up running U.S. high-tech companies; most tech CEOs have at least one graduate degree" Network World 12:10 PM
  • "Battle of the Ultrabooks: These 9 Windows laptops take on the MacBook Air with Intel's Ultrabook technology. Let the battle begin!" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 11:40 AM
  • "Good-bye, BlackBerry: 3 steps to prepare for its demise" InfoWorld 11:38 AM
  • "The long life and slow death of the virtual server: Many people are discovering that virtual servers never die. Should we kill them?" InfoWorld 11:38 AM
  • "The Confusing Comparison: Google vs. Amazon" Wired 1:10 PM
  • "Review: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet/Google may be a little late to the tablet party, but its Nexus 7 should make plenty of friends." Technology Review 12:33 PM
  • "Google Compute Engine: What took them so long?" InfoWorld 11:39 AM
  • "Infineon leads power chip market ranking, says IMS" EE Times 11:22 AM
  • "Who's ahead in mobile and browsers? Depends on who you ask." Houston Chronicle 11:34 AM
  • "Both IE and Chrome claim June's top browser spot: Stat firms disagree on virtually everything about browser wars" Computerworld 11:07 AM
  • "Google on Amazon, Apple, Microsoft: Napalm" TheStreet 10:03 AM
  • "The Northern Spy: Nokia, RIM, Microsoft And Imitators" MacNews 10:51 AM
  • "Windows 8 Thumb-Friendly Keyboard Too Ugly To Be Seen On The iPhone? [Photo] Cult of Mac 9:29 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Chrome Comes To iPhone, iPad" BYTE 2:45 PM
  • "Kindle app for iDevices gets full iOS 6 compatibility, no longer crashes on opening books" The Next Web 2:33 PM
  • "Enterprise Mobility: 10 iPhone Apps for a Patriotic Fourth of July Celebration" eWeek 1:29 PM
  • "How to Mega-Troll Your Friends with iPhone Emoji" Gizmodo 1:03 PM
  • "FIFA 13 is Going to Make a Lot of Soccer Fans Very Happy" 148Apps 12:00 PM
  • "'Mint For Investments' Startup SigFig Goes Mobile With New iPhone And Android Apps" TechCrunch 11:09 AM
  • "Ogone Launches In-App Payment Library For iOS And Android" TechCrunch 11:09 AM
  • "Roachbot updated, works with iPhone and iPad now" Coolest Gadgets 9:18 AM
  • "Speero is an upcoming system management tweak for the iPad" iDownload Blog 9:14 AM
  • "ChromeURL allows you to use the standard web keyboard with Google Chrome" iDownload Blog 9:14 AM
  • "Find the Answers to Life's Many Questions with Ease with Mmmh... for iOS" prMac 9:30 AM
  • "FarmYard Piano for iPad hits the right note with kids" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "Amazing Kitty: New iOS Puzzle Game Promises to Make Players Purr" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "Stay Updated with Events and Shows Happening Near You In USA with Hevent" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "Tell Note 1.0 for iPad - Easily make and save audio recordings on-the-go" prMac 8:54 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell Wins $2.4 Billion Bidding War For Quest Software" AllThingsD 10:00 AM
  • "Dell to buy Quest Software for $2.36 billion after bidding war, adding to software business" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Dell buys Quest Software for $2.4 billion" CNNMoney 9:58 AM
  • "Dell to buy Quest Software for $2.4 billion" Reuters 9:58 AM
  • "Dell Ups Turnaround Bet With $2.4B Quest Deal" TheStreet 9:24 AM
  • "Dell to Buy Quest for $28 a Share, Gaining Software" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:59 AM
  • "Dell to Buy Quest Software for $2.36 Billion" [Paid Membership Required] 9:27 AM
  • "Dell shares slip on $2.4 billion Quest deal" MarketWatch 2:00 PM
  • "Compal lands 70% of Dell 2013 notebook orders" DigiTimes 11:22 AM
  • "Microsoft's Web Woes to Wipe Out Profit" [Paid Membership Required] 9:19 PM
  • "Microsoft writes off $6.2B for failed aQuantive acquisition" CNET News 4:27 PM
  • "Microsoft takes $6.2 billion charge, slows Internet hopes" Yahoo! News 5:37 PM
  • "Microsoft to Take $6.2 Billion Charge Tied Largely to Deal" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:05 PM
  • "Microsoft writes off $6.2 billion spent on aQuantive" Ars Technica 7:31 PM
  • "Microsoft writes off most of its 2007 $6.3B ad business bet" paidContent 9:15 PM
  • "Microsoft and Google heart hardware" CNNMoney 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces A Limited Time Windows 8 Pro Upgrade For $39.99" Forbes 2:09 PM
  • "Microsoft's Price-Busting Gambit: Windows 8 Pro Will Be a $39.99 Upgrade" Techland 3:06 PM
  • "Windows 8 upgrades to be cheaper than ever: Just $39.99 to replace Windows XP, Vista, or 7 with Windows 8 Pro." Ars Technica 7:25 PM
  • "Microsoft: Don't overclock Windows 8 unless you like our new BSOD" The Register 1:02 PM
  • "'Curved' on-screen thumb keyboard could be coming to Windows Phone 8" ZDNet 1:15 PM
  • "Windows 7 claims lion's share of OS market" V3 1:04 PM
  • "Windows 7 on majority of PCs for the first time" CNET News 10:17 AM
  • "As Windows 8 rolls into view, Windows 7 claims majority of OS market" ExtremeTech 5:41 PM
  • "IE hangs on to more than half of browser market" CNET News 10:16 AM
  • "Experian: Bing's search market share up year over year" Seattle Times 12:19 PM
  • "Microsoft silently kills silent, automatic Skype install via Updates" The Register 1:01 PM
  • "To fight piracy, Microsoft tightens MSDN and TechNet terms again" ZDNet 1:14 PM
  • "ITC to Review Xbox Ban Recommendation in Microsoft, Motorola Case" IDG News Service 12:07 PM
  • "IBM Research Conjures Up Augmented-Reality Mobile Shopping App" eWeek 11:25 AM
  • "IBM to pitch augmented reality as a retail sales aid" IDG News Service 12:09 PM
  • "IBM's Augmented Reality App Exposes the Sugary Sins of Breakfast Cereal" Wired 6:52 PM
  • "HP: Baird Cuts Target to $23; Good Strategy, No 'Catalysts'" Barron's 2:05 PM
  • "Intel sells stake in CEE unit Netretail" Reuters 10:02 AM
  • "Intel abandons stake in CEE unit Netretail" ZDNet 1:16 PM
  • "Linksys firmware upgrade for Wi-Fi routers angers users: After complaints on forums, Cisco's home networks unit provided instructions for rolling back the EA3500 and EA4500 firmware" Techworld 12:35 PM
  • "Users enraged by Cisco's cloudy 'upgrade' to Linksys routers" The Register 12:59 PM
  • "Top Inventor Silicon Valley To Get Own U.S. Patent Office" Bloomberg 2:07 PM
  • "U.S. patent office to hang a shingle in Silicon Valley" CNET News 2:17 PM
  • "Feds cracks down on data brokers: But protecting your online privacy remains an uphill battle" Network World 12:09 PM
  • "Google Offers Concessions in E.U. Antitrust Case" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:09 PM
  • "Google offers to settle EU antitrust probe" CNET News 2:15 PM
  • "Mobile Devices Are the New 'Wild West'" PCWorld 12:04 PM
  • "Where Is the Tech Industry Headed? After two weeks of being disconnected, I've come to realize that the tech industry is getting stale. Major players other than Apple must now step up and innovate." PC Magazine 11:59 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Do Investors Truly Believe in Apple?"  Tech.pinions 9:38 AM
  • "Likely Impact Of Apple Solving The Chinese iPad Problem" Seeking Alpha 9:27 AM
  • "Can Apple reach the mid-600's?" MarketWatch 8:34 AM
Industry News
  • "Micron jumps, Dell slumps on M&A deals: Tech stocks edge higher; Sony buys game-streaming firm" MarketWatch 4:13 PM
  • "S&P 500 Erases Drop As M&A Deals Temper Manufacturing" Bloomberg 4:14 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed; Nasdaq Extends Rally" TheStreet 4:14 PM
  • "Stocks end mixed after late-day recovery" CNNMoney 4:14 PM
  • "Factory Data Send Jitters: Slumping U.S. factory activity renewed concerns about halting economic growth, dragging down the Dow industrials, though the S&P 500 pared losses to trade flat Monday afternoon." [Paid Membership Required] 4:14 PM
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