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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, July 11, 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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  • "Why Apple has withdrawn from EPEAT: the MacBook Pro Retina Display battery/Apple's withdrawal from environmental agency tells us about the company, its products, and future direction"  Macworld UK 8:24 AM
  • "Apple working to 'refresh' the green PC standards it dropped"  Fortune 8:01 AM
  • "Apple and EPEAT: What it means" Macworld 1:01 PM
  • "Apple explains why it yanked devices from enviro registry" CNET News 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Responds to Criticism After Withdrawing From EPEAT" Mashable 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Gets Less Green: Drops Off the EPEAT List of Environmentally Friendly Electronics" ReadWriteWeb 9:05 AM
  • "Apple Quitting Green Registry Leads To Purchasing Fallout" Bloomberg 7:57 AM
  • "San Francisco abandons Apple Macs over green credentials" Telegraph 8:19 AM
  • "Apple's decision to withdraw from green registry irks S.F. officials" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:38 PM
  • "Apple's defends EPEAT withdrawal as San Francisco authorities move away from its products" The Next Web 8:19 AM
  • "Amid the Moguls, Apple's Cook Stands Out"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:37 PM
  • "Apple's New iPad Launch Plans Show It Is Serious About China"  Forbes 3:36 PM
  • "With Proview in the Rearview, iPad Cruises Into China" MacNewsWorld 8:36 AM
  • "Apple brings new iPad to China after trademark dispute" BBC 8:07 AM
  • "Watch out, Apple: HTC ruling could hurt your patent income" The Register 7:58 AM
  • "Apple labor violations: China plant changes don't appease watchdog" BGR 4:24 PM
  • "Confirmed: Mountain Lion sends some 64-bit Macs gently into that good night/Rage if you might, but it appears the reason is related to graphics drivers."  Ars Technica 8:30 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion's 10 Most Important New Features" Techland 8:07 AM
  • "Mountain Lion to drop support for older Macs" Neowin 9:06 PM
  • "Multi-platform backdoor malware targets Windows, Mac and Linux users" Sophos 8:55 AM
  • "Cross-platform Trojan checks your OS: Attacks Windows, Mac, Linux" ZDNet 11:52 AM
  • "Windows, Linux, Mac OS X Hit by Cross-Platform Malware Attack" eWeek 11:08 PM
  • "Tweetbot's new Mac client gets buzz as Twitter crackdown looms" GigaOM 9:04 PM
  • "Using Export... instead of Save As.... is not a problem. The real problem is that if I open a photo in Preview, rotate it to see it right and then quit Preview, the file will be saved automatically. The file size increases and the last-mod-date changes. I would like to be asked wether I want to change my valuable file or not. Now I have to remember to undo all changes before quitting. That's why I hate Lion." MacInTouch 1:14 PM
  • "Mac OS X Mountain Lion: 10 Features Apple Users Need to Check Out" eWeek 11:09 PM
  • "Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Notification Center gets more social, configurable" AppleInsider 8:31 AM
  • "Get your Mac ready for Mountain Lion: The better shape your Mac is in before 10.8 arrives, the better your installation will go" Macworld 1:37 PM
  • "Notes on Disk Warrior and Preparing for Mountain Lion" eXtensions 10:14 AM
  • "Tweetbot For Mac Hands On [Video] Cult of Mac 1:36 PM
  • "Use Token for faster access to your iWork docs" Macworld 9:16 AM
  • "MacMost Now 733: Adding Page Numbers in Pages" MacMost 7:46 AM
  • "Disable Auto-Save and Versions in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 3:24 PM
  • "Open Sites In Chrome From Safari Without Jailbreaking Your iPhone [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 3:28 PM
  • "Quick Tip: Mastering Mission Control" Mactuts+ 8:35 AM
  • "Photoshop's Most Serious Image Editor Competitor Is Alive And Well (seriously; somewhere; out there)" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "How To Backup Email For Every Major Mac Email App (is your email app on the list?)" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "The Better Way To Mute The Mic And Adjust Mic Sound Volume On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:49 AM
  • "How Fast Is Your Mac? Benchmarking Is The Only Way To Find Out" BohemianBoomer 7:50 AM
  • "The Easy Way To Install Individual Files From Mac Installer Apps" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "3 Simple Reasons To Use A Duplicate Finder App On Your iPhoto Collection" McSolo 7:49 AM
  • "Got Facebook Or Twitter? Here's Why You Need 'Pin' And 'Tab' On Your Mac" TeraTalks 7:49 AM
  • "Opps! Maybe Your Mac Won't Be Able to Run Mountain Lion!" Forbes 9:07 PM
Press Releases
  • "Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac and Parallels Mobile now feature Retina Display support" UberGizmo 11:08 PM
  • "Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac and Parallels Mobile now support Retina Display [Video] 9 to 5 Mac 3:26 PM
  • "Tapbots Unveils Tweetbot for Mac Alpha" PC Magazine 3:34 PM
  • "Tweetbot for Mac alpha launches despite stricter API" CNET News 8:54 PM
  • "Tweetbot For Mac Now Available As Free Public Alpha" Apple Bitch 1:01 PM
  • "Calcline 3.1 the great small algebra solver for Mac OS X" Tension Software 12:44 PM
  • "GeekBench 2.3.4: Mountain Lion, GateKeeper, rMBP ready" FairerPlatform 10:53 AM
  • "SUGARfx Rolling Credits For Final Cut Pro X" SUGARfx 9:03 AM
  • "Intuit releases Mint QuickView in the Mac App Store" TUAW 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft issues security fix for Office 2011 for Mac" MacNN 8:31 AM
  • "Run your own fashion shop in Dress Up Rush on Mac" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Mac Time Billing App PandaWare TimeCache Upgraded to 9.0" prMac 8:13 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple involved in 60% of all major mobile patent suits" iDownload Blog 8:08 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple is Involved in 60 Percent of Mobile Patent Lawsuits" DailyTech 3:25 PM
  • "Copyright: Commission proposes easier music licensing in the Single Market" Europa 11:53 AM
  • "EU proposes changes to music licensing rules: iTunes, others to benefit" ZDNet 1:02 PM
  • "EU Aims to Ease Music-Licensing Rules" [Paid Membership Required] 3:35 PM
  • "Privacy groups hail Google, FTC settlement over Apple Safari tracking" Computerworld 8:31 AM
  • "Amazon, Google and Apple Among the Least Transparent Companies in the World" IDG News Service 10:53 AM
  • "Foxconn Ranks 43th in Fortune Global 500, Higher than Apple" M.I.C. Gadget 8:32 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook makes surprise appearance at Sun Valley retreat" New York Post 4:25 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook appears at Sun Valley media event" AppleInsider 4:26 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Attends Mogul Moot at Sun Valley" The Mac Observer 8:35 PM
  • "Samsung, Apple market share Q2 2012: Kantar releases Europe Q2 data" BGR 3:42 PM
  • "Apple pulls controversial Chinese game from App Store: The game's developer, Shenzhen ZQGame Network Co. did not say why it was pulled from the App Store." CNET News 8:59 AM
  • "At Senate hearing, FTC and DoJ argue that import bans over FRAND patents must be an exception" Foss Patents 10:25 AM
  • "Video: Inside Apple HQ" Fortune 4:26 PM
  • "Apple Back-To-School Deals: Buy Mac, iPad; Get Gift Card" Forbes 3:35 PM
  • "Rumor: T-Mobile USA To Finally Get The iPhone" AppleBitch 8:33 AM
  • "Apple iPads to be handed to Tameside councillors in bid to save cash" Tameside Advertiser 7:55 AM
  • "Chinese Consumers Cannot Walk-In to Buy the New iPad" M.I.C. Gadget 8:32 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak to appear alongside Mike Daisey in special monologue performance" Macworld UK 8:40 AM
  • "Failed review SMASH puny Georgia iPhone" iMore 9:44 AM
  • "Deron Williams signs his $98 million NBA contract on an iPad" Edible Apple 7:45 AM
  • "This is Deron Williams signing a $98 Million NBA contract on his iPad" 9 to 5 Mac 8:26 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Toshiba Working on New Cellular Notebook with Built-In Stylus" Patent Bolt 12:42 PM
  • "Kantar: Android Now Accounting For More Than Half Of All Smartphone Sales Across U.S., Europe and Oz" TechCrunch 11:51 AM
  • "RIM CEO: Don't underestimate the power of the BlackBerry base" CNET News 12:07 PM
  • "When Machines Do Your Job: Researcher Andrew McAfee says advances in computing and artificial intelligence could create a more unequal society." Technology Review 11:26 AM
  • "Under competitive pressure, Dropbox doubles capacity, not prices: Top plan boosted to 500GB" Computerworld 10:53 AM
  • "VMware Revamps Its Zimbra Enterprise E-mail Server" IDG News Service 10:50 AM
  • "T-Mobile, Huawei Announce New MyTouch Phones" PC Magazine 10:48 AM
  • "Facebook Expands Free Antivirus Offerings" PC Magazine 10:48 AM
  • "Motorla Atrix HD Coming to ATandT July 15" eWeek 10:31 AM
  • "Google maps Smithsonian's 17 museums for visitors" Associated Press 11:01 AM
  • "Android Jelly Bean roll-outs begin with Nexus devices" BBC 10:08 AM
  • "Amazon Pumps Up Kindle Fire Gaming With GameCircle, Opens APIs To Developers" TechCrunch 11:25 AM
  • "Amazon Adds Game Center-Like Feature to Kindle Fire" PCWorld 10:49 AM
  • "Amazon's Android Smartphone Unlikely To Arrive Before Holidays" InformationWeek 12:09 PM
  • "Amazon working on smartphone with Asia firms" MarketWatch 9:34 AM
  • "'Dumb-Phone?' Amazon Jumps Into Apple's Field" TheStreet 8:14 AM
  • "Google gets sued over technologies used in Chrome mobile browser" The Inquirer 8:02 AM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM EDT: The flood continues" TUAW 1:04 PM
  • "Managing Out Of The Park Baseball: Join us for an interview with the creator of the long-running Out of the Park Baseball series, Markus Heinsohn." Inside Mac Games 8:40 AM
  • "Up close with iOS 6: Macworld Podcast #310" Macworld 8:31 AM
  • "Exclusive: New iPad Mini Engineering Sample Photos"  GottaBeMobile 7:59 AM
  • "Is This What the iPhone 5 and iPad mini Look Like?" LAPTOP Magazine 8:38 AM
  • "'Strong iPad demand is negatively affecting Mac sales' - analyst: Analyst has lowered Mac sales estimate due to the increase in people choosing an iPad over a MacBook" Macworld UK 8:23 AM
  • "Facebook Releases Biggest iOS SDK Update Ever, Plus iOS 6 Hooks And iOS Dev Center" TechCrunch 3:30 PM
  • "Facebook Launches New iOS Dev Center" TechCrunch 3:30 PM
  • "13" MacBook Pro with Retina display appears in Geekbench benchmark" TUAW 11:11 AM
  • "Retina MacBook Pro nukes Apple's green credentials: The tightly packed new Apple MacBook Pro prevents the laptop from meeting requirements laid down by eco-friendly technology catalogue EPEAT." The Register 7:58 AM
  • "The Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter is scorching fast. I copied a 6Gb file from my Mac Pro to my 2011 Macbook Air, and I saw sustained transfer rates of over 100 Mbytes/second, with a peak rate of 113 Mbytes/second. The Mac Pro runs on an SSD, and is connected to a gigabit switch. The Macbook Air is connected to the same gigabit switch with the new Apple Thunderbolt ethernet adapter." MacInTouch 1:16 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "FACEinHOLE: The Amazing Photo Booth For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:55 AM
  • "Penguin Wings 2 For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:55 AM
  • "StarTracker For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:55 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Mac Pro Buyer's Guide -12 & 8 Core Models... Save Up To $750" MacReviewZone 7:47 AM
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Up to $150 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 7:47 AM
  • "Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -New 27 Inch Models -Up To $340 Off List Price" MacReviewZone 7:47 AM
  • "iPod Nano Buyer's Guide -Up To $30 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 7:47 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:36 AM

  • "Google Play vs. Amazon vs. iTunes Store: How the Content Stores Stack Up/Amazon offers the greatest number of options for accessing content; iTunes has the largest amount content but lacks streaming options, and Google Play needs to catch up on its licensing deals." PCWorld 8:02 AM
  • "Hands On With the new Apple Airport Extreme" The PC Weenies 7:45 AM
  • "Touchfire iPad keyboard enhances text entry and is made in the USA (review)" ZDNet 11:51 AM
  • "Icky business: A silicone membrane for the iPad's glass keyboard/The crowd-funded Touchfire flexible keyboard was the darling of bloggers last year, but how does it hold up in the real world?" InfoWorld 10:41 AM
  • "The iPad's 'Ultimate Typing Accessory' Is A Dud" Forbes 9:20 AM
  • "TouchFire: The iPad's Keyboard Gets Physical" Techland 8:36 AM
  • "Review: TouchFire Keyboard accessory for iPad" 9 to 5 Mac 8:32 AM
  • "TouchFire Keyboard Overlay Makes iPad Typing Easier" BYTE 8:30 AM
  • "TouchFire Screen-Top Keyboard: A Visual Tour" BYTE 8:30 AM
  • "The PixelSkin HD Wrap: An iPad Case That Ticks All The Right Boxes [Review] Cult of Mac 3:29 PM
  • "Best Case Scenario - Musubo Sneaker Case for iPhone 4/4S" Mac|Life 3:27 PM
  • "Dot Lets You Film 360-Degree Videos On Your IPhone --With Practice" MacNews 9:04 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Tap Tap Revenge comes roaring back with brilliant new revamped version called 'Tour'" The Next Web 9:05 PM
  • "The Subtle Genius Of Google+ For iPad: Popular Posts Appear Bigger" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Google+ users can now use Hangouts on iPhone, iPad" Digital Trends 8:22 AM
  • "Apple iPad gets dedicated Google+ app with Hangouts" Computerworld 3:34 PM
  • "Hanging out with Google+ iPad app" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:34 PM
  • "Got iPad? Get Google+" BetaNews 9:06 AM
  • "Is 'Netflix-for-magazines' app Next Issue worth the money? With monthly subscription rates as high as $14.99, this all-you-can-read service seems pricey. But is it really? We crunched the numbers." CNET Reviews 11:13 AM
  • "Financial app roundup: CommPrices, Oanda, FuturesLive" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:43 AM
  • "Metroon for iOS theme brings Windows 8 interface to the iPhone (hands-on video)" The Verge 8:15 AM
  • "GarageSale HD Let's You Prepare eBay Auctions on Your iPad" Best App Site 7:44 AM
  • "Kraft Mac & Cheese iPad App Lets You Play With Your Food" Mashable 8:23 AM
  • "Centipede®: Origins Review/Arcade classic gets a welcome refresh for iOS devices" Macworld 4:24 PM
  • "Kingdom Rush Review" Mac|Life 8:36 AM
  • "Appidemic: Oz for iPad" AppleTell 8:32 AM
  • "'Left2Die' Review - Fairly Standard Zombie Shooting, but Interesting Multiplayer Options" Touch Arcade 3:26 PM
  • "AirFoto Review: AirFoto lets users view photos wirelessly from their computer to any iOS device, but the app lacks some important features to make it worth its price tag." 148Apps 1:06 PM
  • "Michael Schacht's Gold! Review: It's simple and could really do with the ability to play with another person instead of the computer, but it's still quite the fun little card game." 148Apps 10:59 AM
  • "Michael Schacht's Web of Power Card Game: The Duel Review" 148Apps 8:37 AM
  • "How to maximize battery-life when you travel" Macworld 8:40 AM
  • "New iPad 'will not fare well' on mainland" China Daily 11:08 PM
  • "Apple and the Innovator's Dilemma: What an iPad Mini Tells Us" The Motley Fool 9:07 PM
  • "Sanctions at the Genius Bar" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:04 PM
  • "Are You Getting the Bandwidth You're Paying For?" TidBITS 8:38 PM
  • "Want To Glimpse An iPad Mini? See An Archos 80 G9 Tablet." Mike Cane's xBlog 8:37 PM
  • "The App Store Turns Four – A Look At Its Impact And What Has Changed" Apple'n'Apps 3:44 PM
  • "Why iOS Users Have High Business App Expectations And How To Meet Them" Cult of Mac 3:29 PM
  • "What Apple Could Learn from Microsoft" Mac|Life 3:27 PM
  • "Could Apple Start Making Robots?" TheStreet 10:59 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface And Post-PC Me – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 12:59 PM
  • "Microsoft: Apple has it wrong, it's a PC+ era" The Verge 10:13 AM
  • "Sneaky Apps And What To Do About Them" App Advice 9:56 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Treadmill" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:45 AM
  • "Flying Would Improve if Apple Ran the Air Travel Industry" The Philly Post 9:41 AM
  • "Thanks, Apple, For The FireWire-Thunderbolt Adapter" MacNews 9:04 AM
  • "Mystery Apple device pegged for Christmas release: Currys and PC World have listed an unidentified Apple product on their prediction lists of hot-sellers for Christmas - fuelling rumours over the possibility of an iPad Mini tablet." V3 11:38 AM
  • "Why It Makes Sense For Apple To Build A Smaller iPad" Business Insider 3:33 PM
  • "iPad mini: How much would you pay for one?" ZDNet 11:51 AM
  • "Why An iPad Mini Now Makes Sense" BYTE 10:42 AM
  • "Will the Next iPod nano Have a New Form Factor?" Kirkville 8:36 AM
  • "iPod nano redesign: Back to the old school?" Electricpig 8:32 AM
  • "The Battle In My Livingroom Gets Ugly" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "Why Apple Doesn't Care About Dropping Off the EPEAT List of Environmentally Friendly Electronics" ReadWriteWeb 3:30 PM
  • "Has Apple Just Banned Itself From All Government Contracts?" Forbes 12:04 PM
  • "Apple on EPEAT: our products 'superior' in other environmental areas/Says it goes above and beyond the rest of the CE industry on green issues." Ars Technica 10:13 AM
  • "What's next for Apple and EPEAT?" GigaOM 10:04 AM
  • "Apple on EPEAT Pullout: We're Still Environmentally Friendly" The Mac Observer 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Issues Statement on EPEAT Registry Withdrawal" MacRumors 8:36 AM
  • "Apple explains exit from government-backed EPEAT list" MacDailyNews 8:32 AM
  • "San Francisco stops buying Apple kit after it drops out of EPEAT" The Inquirer 8:18 AM
  • "This Apple Corporate Recruiting Video Might Reveal Some Product Secrets" Business Insider 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft to Apple: Not on Our Watch"  Tech.pinions 9:09 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer Says Microsoft Will Not 'Leave Any Stone Unturned' to Apple" iPhoneinCanada 8:09 AM
  • "Apple vs. Microsoft: Apple Wins Act Two, Scene One" TheStreet 7:57 AM
  • "Microsoft vs. Apple: The Benefits Of An Insurmountable Lead" PixoBebo 7:48 AM
  • "Dear Technology Section Editor: Ten ways you know your tech journalists should be switched from covering Apple Inc. to say, Microsoft or RIM" Les Posen's Presentation Magic 7:47 AM
  • "Why Amazon needs to build a phone" MarketWatch 11:59 AM
  • "Amazon in smartphone 'testing' phase; Can it tempt the enterprise?" ZDNet 11:51 AM
  • "Why too many cloud relationships turn sour" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "RIM Execs Realize They've Had Their Reality-Distortion Field Pointed Backward All This Time" AllThingsD 11:59 AM
  • "How RIM still hasn't learned the Windows Vista lesson" ZDNet 11:49 AM
  • "Google dominates U.S. share stats in June: Bing up, Yahoo down" ZDNet 11:47 AM
  • "When Should You Give Your Teenager Their First Cell Phone?" Techland 11:34 AM
  • "All-in-one PCs: bright star of the desktop biz, says analyst" Register Hardware 11:31 AM
  • "How to Build a Data Protection Plan That Ensures Application Recovery" CIO 10:52 AM
  • "Sprint Cripples Galaxy S III Via 'Security Update': Bye, Bye Universal Search" PCWorld 10:50 AM
  • "Review: Acer Iconia Tab A700 heavy on display [Video] Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:42 AM
  • "How to ease the need for IT security pros: Write more secure code" InfoWorld 10:40 AM
  • "Next-gen IT: It's not about BYOD/Buzzwords like cloud computing, mobile, and agile don't apply either; instead, it starts with the basics of a healthy business" InfoWorld 10:39 AM
  • "How to install Apache on Linux: An easy step-by-step guide to setting up an Apache Web server on Fedora, CentOS, or Ubuntu" InfoWorld 10:39 AM
  • "Whatever happened to evolvable hardware?" EE Times 10:30 AM
  • "BYOD means soaring IT support costs for mobile devices: Survey shows companies considering more management software" Computerworld 10:19 AM
  • "Megaupload and the twilight of copyright" Fortune 9:46 AM
  • "Android Ice Cream Sandwich Superguide Available Now: Scoop up PCWorld's guide to Ice Cream Sandwich, and have all the essentials for Google's latest mobile OS at your fingertips." PCWorld 10:50 AM
  • "Google Play vs. Amazon vs. iTunes Store: How the Content Stores Stack Up" PCWorld 10:52 AM
  • "Google Nexus 7 obliterates every reason for buying the Kindle" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 12:00 PM
  • "Google's Nexus 7 costs $152 to build, iSuppli says" CNET News 9:50 AM
  • "7digital is becoming a mobile music power player" GigaOM 9:26 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Facebook launches developers' center, new iOS SDK update" CNET News 9:05 PM
  • "A Piece of Paper that Boosts your iPhone's Beats" Wired 9:05 PM
  • "Alien Breed coming to iOS" AppleTell 3:25 PM
  • "Artrage News At Comic-Con 2012 Booth #5561 San Diego, July 11-15, 2012" Thomas PR 12:42 PM
  • "Microsoft delays Dynamics CRM mobile support for iPad, Android until Q4 2012" ZDNet 11:51 AM
  • "Hybrid iPhone Case Sports USB Drive" Mashable 11:12 AM
  • "Picosteady, A 'Steady-Cam' For Your iPhone" Cult of Mac 10:04 AM
  • "Catch A Moment's Break While Gaming With Fireflies!" 148Apps 9:44 AM
  • "New 'Share Your Voice' iPhone App Activates Mobile Grassroots" Business Wire 9:41 AM
  • "Jeff Gamet Discusses iOS Trojans, Small iPads on IMP" The Mac Observer 9:19 AM
  • "Touchfire Flexible Keyboard for iPad Touches Down" AllThingsD 8:41 AM
  • "Ron Melkhior's AppSliders Jailbreak Tweak Can Add Two Apps to Your iPhone Lockscreen" iSource 8:36 AM
  • "Tiny Wings HD lands with three new game modes, iPad Retina graphics, more" iDownload Blog 10:13 AM
  • "TA Plays: 'Tiny Wings 2.0' - The Original is Reborn, Plus a Proper iPad Version" Touch Arcade 8:35 AM
  • "Award-winning Unmechanical coming to Steam and iOS" T3 8:31 AM
  • "Griffin's MIDIConnect now available at $80 to make beautiful music with your iDevice (video)" Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "Pure unleashes Contour 100i iDevice speaker with swiveling dock" Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "Award Winning iOS App Student T.A Redesigned for All Students" prMac 10:46 AM
  • "Griddin 1.0 for iOS: An Individual Kind of Real-Time Effect Camera App" prMac 10:46 AM
  • "Crash Cows Game Released for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad" prMac 9:41 AM
  • "Long awaited Penguin Wings 2 is released – for free" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Ape Entertainment to Develop Comic Series Based on Temple Run" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "React Mobile, Safety App for Android and iTunes Market Launches" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "TheNote 3.0 for iOS: Multimedia, All-In-One, Record and Task Management" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Guess That Flag - Learn All the Nation's Flags in Time for the Olympics" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Ethervision Launches Scriblist, A Creative Photo Sharing App for iPhone" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Schott Pluscore Sing-Along - Innovation for Singers on the iPad" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Preview the Visio Drawing on iPhone and iPad with Nektony VSD Viewer" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "eBook Search Pro 1.0 - Mobile Gateway to the World's Free eBooks" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Bringing Paris home... one Macaron at a time - Macarons a la iPhone/iPad" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Dropbox Storage Upgrades Take A Swing At iCloud And Google Drive" AppleBitch 7:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP Memristors Will Reinvent Computer Memory 'By 2014'" Wired Magazine 11:42 AM
  • "Oracle: 'The battle against reselling software licences is not over'" ZDNet 11:49 AM
  • "Microsoft, Motorola: FRAND first, then patent disputes" CNET News 9:50 AM
  • "Ballmer: Surface Tablet Not A Publicity Stunt" CRN 10:20 AM
  • "Microsoft claims Surface tablet is 'just a design point'" TG Daily 11:29 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface will be a real iPad rival in the enterprise, say CIOs" ZDNet 11:47 AM
  • "Microsoft to reach 44 retail store total by mid-2013" ZDNet 11:47 AM
  • "Microsoft expects 44 retail stores open by mid-2013" CNET News 12:07 PM
  • "Microsoft makes business its business at conference: Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft's Server and Tools Business, said Windows Server 2012 will be released to manufacturers in August and be generally available in September." Seattle Times 11:03 AM
  • "Microsoft equips Windows Server for cloud duty: Microsoft has released a new set of technologies for hosting Azure-like cloud services" Techworld 11:27 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils Windows 8 OEM licensing charges" DigiTimes 10:29 AM
  • "Microsoft claims simplest backup and restore in Windows 8" Techworld 11:28 AM
  • "Microsoft overhauls data backup system for Windows 8" V3 11:38 AM
  • "Microsoft urges death of Windows gadgets as researchers plan disclosures: Reacts to upcoming revelations of gadget vulnerabilities at Black Hat by offering tool that kills feature in Vista, Windows 7" Computerworld 10:19 AM
  • "Security flaws signal early death of Windows Gadgets" ZDNet 11:46 AM
  • "Why a Microsoft-Nokia Merger Makes Sense" Computerworld 10:50 AM
  • "Want Microsoft Lync? Get an expert to deploy it: The unified communications tool is overcomplicated to deploy, and its concepts are alien to IT's typical Exchange experience" InfoWorld 10:39 AM
  • "Microsoft tightens squeeze on TechNet parasites" The Register 11:32 AM
  • "IBM database strategy chief on DB2: Devs are people too/Big Blue looks beyond DBAs for input on features" The Register 11:32 AM
  • "Dell Offers Quickstart Data Warehouse Appliance: While not a complete business intelligence system, Dell's Quickstart 1000 appliance bundles Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database and Dell Boomi data-integration software." InformationWeek 8:59 PM
  • "Is Moore's Law Fueling Intel's Investment In ASML?" Investopedia 12:04 PM
  • "Intel keynoter: Power consumption hurdles litter path to exascale computing" EE Times 10:30 AM
  • "Cisco to Break the 1 Gigabit Barrier on Enterprise WiFi Networks" eWeek 10:31 AM
  • "Congress considers forbidding sales bans on essential patent products" ZDNet 11:51 AM
  • "Could spin logic circuits replace CMOS?" TG Daily 11:29 AM
  • "Tech Inc's invincible aura fades" Reuters 9:46 AM
  • "PC shipments continue downward trend: Overall PC shipments are down again this quarter. HP still has the biggest market share, but Apple is the only vendor to see an increase over the last year." CNET News 8:55 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Headed For FY Q3 Miss?" Forbes 8:56 AM
  • "There's Still Room Aboard the Apple Train" TheStreet 7:52 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks tick lower after Fed disappointment/Most major Asia stock benchmarks edged lower early Thursday, after Wall Street extended a losing run as the Federal Reserve failed to boost hopes that more stimulus was on the way." MarketWatch 8:42 PM
  • "Losses add up for tech stocks at day's end" MarketWatch 4:29 PM
  • "S&P 500 Erases Loss As Investors Look For Stimulus Signs" Bloomberg 4:29 PM
  • "Dow Falls for Fifth Straight Day" TheStreet 8:41 PM
  • "Stocks suffer longest losing streak since May" MarketWatch 4:30 PM
  • "Stocks end lower after Fed minutes" CNNMoney 4:30 PM
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  • "Stocks: Satisfaction with Spanish austerity" CNNMoney 9:26 AM
  • "U.K. stocks choppy; Burberry drops, oil firms rise" MarketWatch 11:55 AM
  • "Asia Markets Pare Losses" [Paid Membership Required] 9:32 AM
  • "Spanish Stocks Rally" [Paid Membership Required] 8:43 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks wobble; budget cuts lift Spain" MarketWatch 11:56 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:44 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:03 PM
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