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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, July 3, 2012
 

 

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Friday Highlights: Larger, faster iPhone 6 models instrumental in giving Apple a "bigger slice of the smartphone pie", says WSJ; new iPhones eating iPad sales according to new stats, and as CNNMoney is reporting, iPads won't be landing in many Christmas stockings this year; Rene Ritchie at iMore believes convenience is killer feature of Apple Watch; Ars Technica reviews iWork '14 for OS X and iOS, says Apple has yet to take the suite to the next level; need a good screencasting app for OS X, have a look at Macworld's review of ScreenFlow 5; IBM's report on retail sales this holiday season have iOS leading Android in mobile shopping; UK's Telegraph reporting Apple dominates 2014 searches; from DigiTimes IC designers saying chip orders for iPhones slowing down; iOS 8/8.1 now installed on two-thirds of iDevices; Macworld UK reviews iOS 8 calling it a "must-have update" so long as your iDevice is powerful enough.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple: The Trillion Dollar Question/A question that has come to realization recently and allows me to raise my estimate for the company's 12 month share price to $976, is based partly on iPhone shipments in the second quarter. That would raise the market capitalization from $576 billion to $1 trillion, creating the largest company in history."  The Motley Fool 10:36 AM
  • "Court rejects Samsung's motion for a stay regarding Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction"  Network World 8:12 AM
  • "Samsung Refused Stay on Injunction Against U.S. Sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1" IDG News Service 8:39 AM
  • "Apple's Bid for Emergency Ban on HTC Android Phones Bounced" AllThingsD 8:24 AM
  • "ITC investigates Apple's enforcement complaint against HTC -- but no new ban for now" Foss Patents 9:31 AM
  • "ITC denies Apple an emergency ban on ALL HTC Phones: Just one letter separates ITC and HTC. Coincidence?"  The Register 8:29 AM
  • "HTC wins small US victory against Apple" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:32 AM
  • "Apple under fire over Italian product warranties: Apple's stores and facilities in Italy could be shut for 30 days because of a row about product warranties."  BBC 8:39 AM
  • "Apple says disagrees with Italy antitrust complaint" Reuters 1:37 PM
  • "Apple fights fine and closure of stores threat" Reuters 8:51 PM
  • "Kodak Allowed to Auction Patents, Despite Apple's Claims"  IDG News Service 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Financial Results Conference Call Q3 - 2012: July 24, 2012" Apple Events 8:17 AM
OS X
News
  • "Gap Between PC and Mac Sales Narrowing [Chart] Mashable 8:55 PM
  • "Chinese Household Chemical Company Sues Apple For 'Snow Leopard' Trademark" M.I.C. Gadget 8:33 AM
  • "After Proview, Apple hit with another infringement lawsuit in China" CNET News 8:33 AM
  • "Chinese Company Sues Apple Over Snow Leopard Trademark" PC Magazine 8:39 AM
  • "Chinese toothpaste biz wants £50k from Apple over 'Snow Leopard'" The Register 12:29 PM
  • "Apple refreshes iCloud beta with new Web apps" CNET News 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Adds Reminders, Notes Apps to iCloud Beta Site for Developers" PCWorld 10:59 AM
  • "Mountain Lion AirPlay Mirroring: Older Macs not welcome" FairerPlatform 8:15 AM
  • "When Will The IWork Components Get Retina Display Support?" MacNews 8:36 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Tackling Launch Service woes in OS X: File/Application association in OS X is done by the system's launch service, which if corrupt can result in odd problems with specifying applications to open your documents." CNET Reviews 6:20 PM
  • "I've a question regarding the security preference to require a password after sleep: I'm pretty certain (although I may be misremembering) that on Mac OS 10.5, the preference only affected the screen saver or when the computer went to sleep but did not affect display-sleep. I like this behavior, because I can leave my laptop idle on my desk and wake up the display with a keystroke, but when I close the lid (putting the CPU to sleep), I will need a password to get back. On Lion, it appears that display sleep now requires a password just like the screen saver and CPU-sleep. If I set a large timeout to allow me to quickly wake it during the day, that large timeout will also apply to when I close the lid. Does anyone know if there is a way, in Lion (perhaps using a CLI preference setting) to enable passwords when waking from CPU sleep but not display sleep? Or failing that, allowing for different timeouts for CPU and display sleep?" MacInTouch 4:31 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Image Trends ShineOff review: ShineOff is a one-task plug-in that is designed to remove the effects of flash or shiny lights on the face" Macworld UK 1:43 PM
  • "iTunes Tip: Choose Which Types of Content Display in the iTunes Source List" Kirkville 9:07 AM
  • "Theme Mac OS X with an Ultra-Minimalist & Clean Silver Appearance" OS X Daily 1:50 PM
  • "How to Talk to Your Mac using OS X Lion" Mac|Life 1:51 PM
  • "How To Diagram An Org Chart, Or Flow Chart, Or Map Your Mind With A Cool Mac App" Mac 360 3:59 PM
  • "How To Add One Of Apple's Secret Weapon Apps To The Mac's Menubar" BohemianBoomer 4:00 PM
  • "Free: Stick The Weather Forecast And Current Conditions In Your Mac's Menubar" TeraTalks 4:00 PM
  • "6 Reasons You Need This Mac Medical Records App (and one reason not to try it)" NoodleMac 4:00 PM
  • "Try A Cheap Mac App That Does What You Didn't Know Needed To Be Done" Mac 360 4:00 PM
  • "The Easiest, Most Useful, Clever Mac-to-Mac File Sharing App Is Free" McSolo 4:00 PM
Op/Ed
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: Apple's Sandboxing...One Month In" The Mac Observer 7:28 PM
  • "MobileMe: The Unappreciated Super Cloud That Changed the World" Low End Mac 4:31 PM
  • "Mac OS X: Major and Minor Versions" Low End Mac 10:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "Benchmarking plugin released for Vectorworks Landmark" Architosh 1:37 PM
  • "JPG to PDF Converter for Mac Helps to make eBooks from Images" prMac 8:15 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "What the iPhone wrought" Fortune 8:35 AM
  • "iTunes Store growing threat to Asia's retailers/Summary: Apple's digital store offering sought-after content and easy payment method fuels competition with brick-and-mortar merchants, especially in markets such as Hong Kong and Japan, observers say." ZDNet 1:39 PM
  • "Apple's Smartphone Market Share Approaches One in Every Three Subscribers" MacPrices 11:30 AM
  • "NPD: Apple iPad sales will surpass notebook sales in 2016" Fortune 11:38 AM
  • "2004: The year the Windows PC to Apple Mac sales ratio peaked" Fortune 8:35 AM
  • "Tax-time Mac attack gains momentum: The tax office has failed for the 15th year in a row to provide Apple Mac users with the ability to file their tax returns online." Sydney Morning Herald 8:38 AM
  • "Android 'closing sales gap on Apple iPhone': New data from June suggests that although Apple's iPhone 4S is still the UK's most popular handset, Android rivals are closing the gap." Telegraph 8:52 PM
  • "Amazon joins Apple, Google in maps war - report: Acquisition of 3D mapping startup hints at new GPS Kindle, Amazon Smartphone" Macworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "NPD: Tablets To Overtake Notebooks By 2016 As The Most Popular Mobile 'PC'" TechCrunch 9:07 AM
  • "iPhone spontaneously combusts on CCTV • Reg Hardware" Register Hardware 12:29 PM
  • "Steve Jobs – The Lost Interview now available on iTunes in the US" The Next Web 8:50 AM
  • "'Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview' Available For Rent In iTunes" TechCrunch 9:08 AM
  • "Get ready, Chrome users – You're about to start seeing ads inside of extensions" The Next Web 4:23 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "'Rubber-band' electronics could aid human health" TG Daily 12:23 PM
  • "Unpatched MSXML flaw added to Blackhole web attack toolkit, says Sophos" Techworld 12:22 PM
  • "10 worst tech screwups of 2012 (so far): Among a bounty of flops, flubs, and faceplants, Cringely picks the 10 biggest tech blunders we've seen in the first half of the year" InfoWorld 11:33 AM
  • "Windstream Offers Professional Bundle for Small Businesses" eWeek 11:08 AM
  • "How Google's Chief Innovator Sergey Brin Is Making Science Fiction Real" Time 12:28 PM
  • "Google Chrome serves up only emptiness, for many users: The latest version of Google's Chrome web browser is firing duds by serving up blank search results pages." The Register 12:27 PM
  • "Google 'search by image' gets big overhaul" TG Daily 12:23 PM
  • "Google picks US over China" Reuters 12:16 PM
  • "Google+ is not a social network, says Google exec: Gundotra views Google+ as a Google 'upgrade,' and more than just a Facebook rival" Computerworld 10:51 AM
  • "With Wii U, Nintendo tries to combine game worlds: The Nintendo Wii U's new GamePad controller mixes Wii and iPhone gameplay." Christian Science Monitor 10:49 AM
  • "Facebook: We're fixing email and address book issues" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:44 AM
  • "Facebook email mess spreads to mobile phones" CNNMoney 10:49 AM
  • "Megaupload Founder Goes From Arrest to Cult Hero" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:30 AM
  • "BlackBerry 10 touch-screen phone could debut next year" CNET News 10:26 AM
  • "RIM CEO goes on the offensive" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:28 AM
  • "RIM CEO says 'nothing wrong' with company" Reuters 10:18 AM
  • "'Call of Duty' to be free-to-play in China" MarketWatch 9:53 AM
  • "Activision to Bring New, Free Version of 'Call of Duty' to China" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:51 AM
  • "Smart Headlights See through Rain and Snow: Software could make it easier to see in difficult driving conditions." Technology Review 12:21 PM
  • "New auto safety technologies appear successful" CNNMoney 9:41 AM
  • "Anything you say publicly on Twitter can be used against you in a court of law" Digital Trends 10:02 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "TUAW and MacTech interview: Creaceed" TUAW 6:24 PM
  • "Mac Geek Gab Premium Podcast: MGG 406: What Should We Call This One?" The Mac Observer 4:15 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Here Comes Nexus 7 Nightmare: The IPad Mini"  Bloomberg 6:26 PM
  • "Apple's plans in motion for iPad Mini, says DisplaySearch: NPD DisplaySearch says Apple has a production plan for a small tablet." CNET News 6:28 PM
  • "Bloomberg: iPad Mini Coming in October" MacRumors 8:51 PM
  • "Apple's 'iPad mini' rumored with 7.85" IGZO display for $250-$300" AppleInsider 1:49 PM
  • "Apple developing smaller iPad" V3 8:51 PM
  • "Apple iPad with 7.85" Screen Could Be Amazon's, Google's Worst Nightmare." X-bit labs 8:51 PM
  • "Supply chain reportedly to start volume shipping products for new iMac in July"  DigiTimes 8:16 AM
  • "Rumor Has It: iPad Mini launching in October? (video)" CNET TV 4:06 PM
  • "Retina Display iMac to debut in October?" CNET News 8:34 AM
  • "New Rumor Says Retina iMac Coming October 2012" Tapscape 8:25 AM
  • "Cannibal! Apple's 7.85in iPad will EAT 9.7in iPad sales"  Register Hardware 8:30 AM
  • "Apple owns patent on most intuitive actions, report: Will make it difficult for any other company to make a product as easy to use as the iPad or iPhone"  Macworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "Why Thunderbolt cables will be expensive until 2013: Competition hasn't yet led to lowered prices, but things are changing." Ars Technica 9:24 PM
  • "Analyst fears iPhone 5 power pack to prompt launch postponement" Register Hardware 8:30 AM
  • "Can Apple drive wireless power to the masses?" GigaOM 4:11 PM
  • "How long does an iOS beta period last?" 9 to 5 Mac 10:10 AM
  • "Apple adding Food and Drink category to App Store" The Verge 8:50 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Project Glass? Not quite, but Apple gets patent for wearable device" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:56 PM
  • "Apple Patent Is For A Head-Mounted Display" MacNews 9:24 AM
  • "Apple Patent Involves... DVDs?" MacNews 9:32 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Wind Up Robots For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:35 AM
  • "Angry Piggy For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:35 AM
  • "Monster Zombie 2: Undead Hunter For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:35 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:26 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:26 AM
  • "New MacBook Air (Mid-2012) Discounted 5% from Amazon" OS X Daily 4:12 PM
  • "Closeout, Refurbished & Used Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide --Prices Start From $625" MacReviewZone 8:10 AM
  • "Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station Price Tracker -Prices From $89" MacReviewZone 8:11 AM
  • "iPad Accessories Buyer's Guide -Best Selling Apple iPad Accessories -From $2 To $300 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:09 AM
  • "iPod Speakers -The Best iPod Speakers -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information $33 To $350" MacReviewZone 8:10 AM
  • "July 4th iPad deals: Refurbished iPad 2 price cut" FairerPlatform 8:48 PM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Mid 2012)" PC Magazine 4:07 PM
  • "MacBook Pro review: 15 in. Retina screen is revolutionary/Apple's top-end laptop makes a big leap with new display technology" Computerworld 10:10 AM
  • "Nexus Q vs Apple TV" T3 1:43 PM
  • "Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio for iPad review" CNET Reviews 9:29 PM
  • "Incipio OffGrid Pro offers a unique take on iPhone battery cases" Macworld 8:59 AM
  • "iHome iD9 is an affordable, simple, and capable speaker dock" Macworld 8:58 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Chrome Bookmarks and Tabs Shine Across All iDevices" MacNewsWorld 9:12 AM
  • "FileMaker Bento 4 for iPad review: Organise contacts, track projects, plan events and manage lists with Bento 4 database app" Macworld UK 9:07 AM
  • "Bento 4 For The IPad Lets You Easily Make Your Own Database Apps" MacNews 8:36 AM
  • "Podcasts Review: Apple's podcast manager is a welcome-if-underwhelming offering" Macworld 1:42 PM
  • "iOS Gems: Chrome, MiniatureCam + Podcasts" iLounge 6:28 PM
  • "Get This App: Can I Stream It?" TechHive 4:11 PM
  • "It's Easy Going Green: These 5 Apps Can Help" Mashable 4:11 PM
  • "Navigon App Update Adds Google Street View and It's On Sale" Best App Site 10:35 AM
  • "Slo Pro 60 Updated and with new Features: Like a Totally new App" eXtensions 10:02 AM
  • "Daily iPad App: MyScript Memo takes your handwriting and turns it into text" TUAW 9:07 AM
  • "Art In Your Pocket 3: Sensor Driven iPad and iPhone Art Apps" Rhizome 9:32 AM
  • "'Dead Trigger' Review – An Incredible Zombie-Filled Tech Demo" Touch Arcade 4:23 PM
  • "'Nihilumbra' Review - Escaping the Void is a Beautiful Thing" Touch Arcade 9:32 AM
  • "Practice Up for the London 2012 Olympics with the Official Mobile Game" PadGadget 4:23 PM
  • "Review: Quick Bob - A Unique Rendition of Dodgeball for iOS." MacTrast 4:11 PM
  • "The Amazing Spider-Man Review: A movie tie in game that's great fun and captures the spirit of the movie? Yes, really." 148Apps 6:28 PM
  • "Big Win Baseball Review: It's just like collecting baseball cards, only those cards can be used to create and manage a virtual team. Which is awesome." 148Apps 6:28 PM
  • "Reiner Knizia's Money Review: Only Reiner Knizia could turn the concept of currency exchange into a surprisingly entertaining card game." 148Apps 6:28 PM
Tips
  • "Lay Down A Fat Smart Bass Track With GarageBand For iPad [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 4:11 PM
  • "5 Battery-Saving Tips for iPhone 4S" Mashable 4:11 PM
  • "Wait for the iPhone 5 or go Google Android? The latest Google Android devices on the market are impressive. And with Google's latest software release, it's hard to imagine that Apple will come up with anything to top it. But should you wait for the new iPhone anyway? Ask Maggie's Marguerite Reardon offers some advice." CNET News 8:32 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Glenn Fleishman's Writer Workflow" Macdrifter 9:25 PM
  • "iPhone 5 rumor roundup: CNET tracks all the iPhone 5 rumors: from the likely to the crazy: that we've heard so far in 2011 and 2012." CNET Reviews 9:23 PM
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review -The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 8:48 PM
  • "The iPhone Is Boring: It's time for Apple to show us something new." Slate 6:26 PM
  • "Bill Gates on iPad, Surface and Microsoft's original tablet vision" iDownload Blog 4:12 PM
  • "Apple Walking On Eggshells With AppleCare In EU" MacTrast 4:12 PM
  • "What 'Disruption' Means For Mac, iPhone, And iPad Users (and everyone else)" PixoBebo 4:00 PM
  • "The Open Alternative to Apple's Mac App Store: Bodega" The Mac Observer 3:59 PM
  • "Why Apple Should Start Streaming Games"  Cult of Mac 10:41 AM
  • "Here's Why It Really Sucks To Be An App Reviewer For Apple" Business Insider 10:02 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Malpractice" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:02 AM
  • "Could Apple Be Closed Down in Italy?" Forbes 9:08 AM
  • "Apple Wins Ban on Two Android Devices: What It Means for You" Techland 9:02 AM
  • "Ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 sale upheld, on HTC Android phone import denied" Ars Technica 10:59 AM
  • "Judge Refuses to Lift Ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1" Mashable 8:48 AM
  • "Former Apple Employees: 'Thrilled to Be Gone'" TheStreet 8:23 AM
Non-Apple
  • "10 fourth of July gadgets and apps" ZDNet 12:35 PM
  • "RIM CEO Heins: As delusional as predecessors?" ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "'Young people don't want to become like us', say IT pros: A third of IT professionals say their jobs appear geeky and boring, according to a study into why tech careers are not particularly popular with da yoof." The Register 12:27 PM
  • "Read About It: Gartner Survey Finds Tablets Are Leading To A 'Less Paper' But Not 'Paperless' Publishing World" TechCrunch 12:20 PM
  • "Ghosts In The Machine – What Really Happened When The Lights Went Out At Amazon Web Services" TechCrunch 12:20 PM
  • "How to restore your address book after Facebook messed it up" MSNBC 12:01 PM
  • "No excuse: Storms should not take down your cloud" InfoWorld 11:32 AM
  • "Mobile, Java Developers Hard to Find: Dice" eWeek 11:08 AM
  • "What is the Nokia Secret Plan if Windows 8 isn't Windows gr8?" The Register 12:26 PM
  • "With Elpida Buy, Micron Leaps Into Second Place in World Memory Market" AllThingsD 9:51 AM
  • "Did Google Borrow the Idea for Google+ Events?" Forbes 12:47 PM
  • "After I/O: Google tries to be Sony, hobbles Android's business case/Google Play, Nexus 7, Google Glass, and Nexus Q all point to a consumer electronics focus for Android" InfoWorld 11:32 AM
  • "Ice Cream Sandwich now on one in 10 Android devices" CNET News 10:27 AM
  • "Is this what a 'focused' Google looks like? Larry Page promised to slim down the company's portfolio of far-flung projects. He did. But now it seems like the company may be losing it focus again." Fortune 11:37 AM
  • "Google hardware thrust to marginalize brand vendors" DigiTimes 11:05 AM
  • "iFixit Tears Apart The Nexus 7, Deems It Less Repairable Than The Kindle Fire" TechCrunch 12:21 PM
  • "Google's Nexus 7 douses Kindle Fire: Google's $199 media and entertainment tablet slays the Amazon rival with pure Android and a Chrome browser" InfoWorld 11:31 AM
  • "How exactly is Google offering to appease Europe?" GigaOM 9:41 AM
  • "Dumb or Disrupted? The Demise of RIM" Tech.pinions 10:34 AM
  • "Under The Surface, Microsoft's ARM Tablet Is A Terrible Mistake" App Advice 9:01 AM
  • "Review: Google's New $199 Killer Tablet" TheStreet 8:24 AM
  • "Nexus 7 crushes Kindle Fire's battery performance, says iFixit" BGR 8:49 PM
  • "Nexus 7 Teardown" iFixit 8:18 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Best of iOS news: From Dead Trigger to Dynamite Jack" Gamasutra 8:55 PM
  • "iCade Mobile now available, old school gamers rejoice" 9 to 5 Mac 1:52 PM
  • "Pixologic: new ZBrush Book" Architosh 1:37 PM
  • "10 Apple iPad apps to enjoy this summer" ZDNet 12:41 PM
  • "Read About It: Gartner Survey Finds Tablets Are Leading To A 'Less Paper' But Not 'Paperless' Publishing World" TechCrunch 12:39 PM
  • "For Your Pre-Fourth Celebration: The TechCrunch iPad App Just Got An Update" TechCrunch 12:36 PM
  • "No more leaked texts: Wickr gives iPhone military-grade protection" AFP 12:24 PM
  • "Business Owners: This Service Will Make Any Website iPhone-Friendly In A Snap" Business Insider 11:32 AM
  • "Chromizer Makes Chrome for iPhone and iPad that Much Better" Lifehacker 9:03 AM
  • "Navigon iPhone update adds Street View" SlashGear 9:02 AM
  • "Navigon upgrades apps for summer travel" Macworld 8:59 AM
  • "Navigon for iOS update includes Google Street View" The Verge 8:50 AM
  • "Uber adding low-cost hybrid cars to its luxury fleet" The Verge 8:50 AM
  • "Google Places for iOS becomes Google+ Local, adds voice search in the process" Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "Dress Your iPhone for Summer With These New Cases [PICS] Mashable 8:48 AM
  • "ExactCODE releases Mobile OCRKit for iOS 3.0, more advanced recognition and UI" ExactCODE 8:26 AM
  • "Super Charger Dock for iPhone / iPad / Galaxy Tabs / Cell phones" USBfever 8:15 AM
  • "Algebra Touch 1.0 for OSX - See Why People Enjoy Doing Math" prMac 9:32 AM
  • "eBook Search Pro 1.0 - Mobile Gateway to the World's Free eBooks" prMac 9:07 AM
  • "Calabughi introduces Cheecoting for iOS: the beach marbles game" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Cars and Friends - Puzzle Game for Boys 1.0 released for iOS" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Climbing the Charts is a Hot New iPhone App: The LOLpipe" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Haydens Times Tables 1.0 - Help educate our children in math for free" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "iDoctor Pro Puts Complete Patient Medical Histories in Doctors' Pockets" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "iSwoop - Ambrosia Software's Swoop game for the iPhone, iPod and iPad" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "iTraps Mini - A great game from the past for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Keep and Share Photos Securely with Encrypt A Pic 1.0 for iOS" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Kids have a blast discovering plants and climate with Green Up" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Magic Town App Debuts On iPad: Summer Reading in Virtual World For Kids" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Panoramas Northwest releases EmoDraw for iPhone 4/4S" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "The Movie searchOmeter 1.5 for iOS: iPad Giveaway By KPL Studios" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Bringing Paris home... one Macaron at a time - Macarons a la iPhone/iPad" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Schott Pluscore Sing-Along - Innovation for Singers on the iPad" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Preview the Visio Drawing on iPhone and iPad with Nektony VSD Viewer" prMac 8:14 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft write-down gets shrug from Street: Analysts downplay $6.2 bln charge to write off aQuantive acquisition" MarketWatch 12:41 PM
  • "Microsoft's Web Woes to Wipe Out Profit" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:46 AM
  • "For Microsoft, It's Not Just the Money Lost, It's the Time, Too" WSJ Blogs 10:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Writing Down $6.2 Billion Over AQuantive Deal" Bloomberg 9:59 AM
  • "Microsoft takes $6.2 billion charge, slows Internet hopes" Reuters 10:20 AM
  • "Daily Report: Microsoft's Foray Into Online Ads Goes Sour" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:20 AM
  • "Why Microsoft's $6.2 Billion Charge Matters" CNBC 10:21 AM
  • "Behind the $40 Windows 8 upgrade: There's a reason why Microsoft just pegged the price of a Windows 8 upgrade at $40. Several, actually" InfoWorld 11:32 AM
  • "Microsoft offers cheap upgrades for Windows 8 Pro" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:54 AM
  • "Microsoft silent on Windows 8 upgrade pricing in UK" ZDNet 12:35 PM
  • "Windows 8 Pro Upgrade: Your FAQs Answered" PCWorld 12:07 PM
  • "Microsoft secures 'Xbox 8' name" CNN 12:09 PM
  • "Dell Looks for a Boost with Quest Software Purchase" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:58 AM
  • "Oracle Can't Stop Software License Resales, EU Court Says" Bloomberg 10:21 AM
  • "Oracle cannot block the resale of its software in Europe" ZDNet 12:35 PM
  • "EU Court Rules Resale of Used Software Licenses Is Legal, Even Online" IDG News Service 12:06 PM
  • "Intel Asks European Court to Toss $1.33 Billion Antitrust Fine" eWeek 11:08 AM
  • "Intel fights $1.3 billion EU antitrust fine in court" Reuters 9:57 AM
  • "Intel Says EU Withheld Evidence In Antitrust Case" Bloomberg 9:57 AM
  • "Intel Says EU Fine Based On Simplistic, Flawed Analysis" Bloomberg 9:57 AM
  • "Intel buys heart beat biometrics company Idesia: Idesia Biometrics provides technology through which heart beats can be used to recognize users on PCs and mobile devices" Techworld 12:22 PM
  • "Intel picks up Israeli heartbeat identification startup IDesia Biometrics" VentureBeat 4:12 PM
  • "Ticketmaster books a private cloud with Cisco" Network World 12:08 PM
  • "Decision on EU's Unitary Patent Law Postponed by European Parliament" IDG News Service 12:07 PM
  • "Searls: 'We do not need Do Not Track legislation'/Expert on Internet privacy says regulations may be unnecessary because businesses can find more lucrative ways of gathering accurate and useful information" Network World 11:33 AM
  • "Icann gets green light to maintain internet overlord role" V3 12:29 PM
  • "ICANN's overlordship of the internet confirmed again by US gov" The Register 12:27 PM
  • "Plastic Logic demos flexible color moving display" EE Times 11:06 AM
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