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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, July 12, 2012


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Thursday Highlights: More regulation in focus as Euopean Union targets Apple, Google, Amazon, would also demand App Store rankings; Apple device choice soaring over PCs and Android devices among enterprise employees; Larry Kudlow tells CNBC Tim Cook told President Trump he loves tax cuts and reform, praising CEO as "most helpful" regarding suggestions on China dealings; Spotify's free tier may portend trouble for Apple Music; Apple working to protect home Wi-Fi devices from "Skeleton Key" hack; Business Insider reports on struggles of Facebook employee tasked with removing "beheadings, child pornography, and animal abuse"; Jonny Evans interviews Jamf CEO on Apple in the enterprise, while Hodinkee interviews Peter Stas concerning threat that is Apple Watch; new round of photos purport to show iPhone SE 2 with glass back, but rest is similar to current models; did Samsung throw Apple under bus with OLED comments? Dan Dilger debunks Samsung report portraying "iPhone X as weak".

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  • "MacBook win, ultrabook fail: Numbers not good, says analyst/Apple continues to fend off the ultrabook challenge, with shipments of the thin and light Windows laptops significantly below what Intel had hoped for, an analyst tells CNET."  CNET News 8:20 AM
  • "MacBook Air Continues to Trounce Ultrabooks" TrustedReviews 8:20 AM
  • "Apple only company increasing PC sales, Gartner: But IDC disagrees... Says Lenovo is the only PC maker selling more machines than last year" Macworld UK 8:30 AM
  • "Why There Are Too Many Patents in America" ["Recently, while sitting as a trial judge, I dismissed a case in which Apple and Motorola had sued each other for alleged infringement of patents for components of smartphones. My decision undoubtedly will be appealed, and since the case is not yet over with it would be inappropriate for me to comment publicly on it."]  The Atlantic 2:49 PM
  • "Apple: Why Is The 'Cult' Of Mac So Misunderstood?"  Seeking Alpha 7:38 AM
  • "How Apple could own the 7-inch tablet market, too: Apple won't lie down for Android's growth in the tablet market. A smaller $250 iPad would blow the competition away"  InfoWorld 10:54 AM
  • "Apple is a winner: for now: in the Aereo online TV ruling: A court's decision not to block live local streaming to iPads could affect Apple TV negotiations" Fortune 7:47 AM
  • "Apple v. Foxconn: The Importance Of Profit Over Turnover And The Low Value Of Manufacturing Jobs"  Forbes 8:33 AM
  • "Needham's Call on iPad's Quarter: Hold on to Your Socks/Apple's June quarter may prove to be the biggest one yet for the iPad." AllThingsD 2:52 PM
  • "Charlie Wolf has second thoughts about Apple's iPad: He's raising his estimate for the June quarter from 13.5 million units to a Street-high 20 million" Fortune 8:33 AM
  • "Apple and HTC agree on mid-December date for ITC trial in new enforcement action" Foss Patents 1:43 PM
  • "Samsung wants to put roughly 700 questions before the jury -- Apple: only 49" Foss Patents 8:21 AM
  • "When Art, Apple and the Secret Service Collide: 'People Staring at Computers'"  Wired 7:41 AM
  • "The story behind how Apple's iCloud data center got built" GigaOM 7:54 AM
  • "Some 64-bit Macs scuppered by Mountain Lion: Due to updated graphics architecture Mountain Lion won't run on some modern Macs" Macworld UK 7:56 AM
  • "Will My Mac Run OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion?" PC Magazine 10:41 AM
  • "Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) currently impervious to new Java malware, older operating systems remain susceptible" O'Grady's PowerPage 1:51 PM
  • "Google to pull Chrome plug on OS X Leopard" Computerworld 8:30 AM
  • "Adobe to Fix InDesign Crash on New MacBook Pro, Air" The Mac Observer 8:31 AM
  • "Adobe acknowledges InDesign crash issues on new MacBooks" TUAW 10:13 AM
  • "iPhoto 9.3.1" ["Addresses a problem during the migration of albums from MobileMe Gallery that may cause photos to be moved from their original events into a new event called 'From MobileMe'; Fixes an issue that in rare cases could cause iPhoto to hang when upgrading libraries"] Apple Support 4:19 PM
  • "Apple updates iPhoto for OS X: Apple fixes library import and upgrading bugs with this relatively sizable update." CNET Reviews 6:50 PM
  • "iPhoto 9.2.2 or later: Some images may have moved to the 'From MobileMe' Event" Apple Support 6:37 PM
  • "Hands-on with Tweetbot for Mac alpha: what we'd like to see/The Tweetbot alpha for Mac could be your go-to client upon final release." Ars Technica 7:04 PM
  • "Terminal fun: Deleting repetitive files in OS X/If you find a number of similarly named files that you would like to delete from multiple folders, the Find command in the Terminal can be used to do the trick." MacFixIt 7:41 PM
  • "Talking To Your Mac: The Coolest Feature of Mountain Lion, and the Future of Computers" Gizmodo 2:49 PM
  • "Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Safari 6 adds iPad-style iCloud-shared tabs" AppleInsider 8:27 AM
  • "Mountain Lion and Gatekeeper: What you need to know/We bring you advice from security experts about Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper feature and what it will mean for you" Macworld UK 11:17 AM
  • "Adobe SpeedGrade CS6 provides powerful, advanced video color grading" Macworld 8:36 AM
  • "How to create read-only PDFs in OS X: All you need are the Mac's built-in tools to protect your text and images" Macworld 10:30 AM
  • "Use CleanMyMac to free up space" Macworld 9:13 AM
  • "Burn: A Free Alternative to Toast" Low End Mac 4:26 PM
  • "Create a Foolproof Backup System for Your Mac" Mactuts+ 8:29 AM
  • "Mac App Notes: CoverSutra, the Ultimate iTunes Controller" Kirkville 8:20 AM
  • "One Year with Lion" Rixstep 7:30 AM
  • "Show Download History List of All Files Ever Downloaded Within Mac OS X" OS X Daily 1:47 PM
  • "How To: Show Your Mac's Download History and Delete It %%sep%% Tapscape" Tapscape 1:48 PM
  • "Free: A Replacement For Microsoft Office On Your Mac" TeraTalks 7:34 AM
  • "How To Get Real Time Facebook Access Right From Your Mac's Menubar" BohemianBoomer 7:34 AM
  • "A New And Different Way To Launch Apps, Find Files, Open Web Sites On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:34 AM
  • "Turn Your Mac Into A Noise Machine; Work Better During The Day, Sleep Better At Night" McSolo 7:34 AM
  • "Do You Really Need To Pay Money to Clean, Secure, And Optimize Your Mac?" Mac 360 7:34 AM
  • "What Would Happen If Safari Married Automator?" NoodleMac 7:33 AM
  • "New Software Is Available? Not from Apple.: Apple has never paid close attention to its Windows software. Apple Software Update is another good example of its neglect." InformationWeek 12:25 PM
Press Releases
  • "Cocktail 5.3.4 (Lion Edition) has been released" Maintain 4:23 PM
  • "Steam summer sale starts now: Valve, the company behind the hit digital game distribution platform Steam, opened the doors today on its highly anticipated summer sale, which runs through July 23." CNET News 3:12 PM
  • "Sparrow for Mac Gets Retina Support and Mountain Lion Ready" The Next Web 3:07 PM
  • "Event: Advanced Architectural Animations with CINEMA 4D" Architosh 2:49 PM
  • "Pixelmator Cherry 2.1 to Feature Support for Retina Display MacBook Pro" iClarified 1:51 PM
  • "MakeMusic Releases Free Update to All Users of Finale 2012" Business Wire 11:04 AM
  • "Parallels provides Apple Retina display support" Seattle Times 8:37 AM
  • "Chrome Browser Updated to Fix Three Vulnerabilities" Intego 8:29 AM
  • "Coherent Graphics updates Proview PDF Editor for the Mac to Version 1.5" prMac 7:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook striking 'iTV' deals at Sun Valley conference? Cook has been spotted at Allen & Co. annual retreat. Is he there to stike entertainment deals relating to the rumoured Apple HDTV?"  Macworld UK 7:56 AM
  • "So, What's Tim Cook Up to in Sun Valley?" AllThingsD 7:46 AM
  • "Why is Tim Cook at the Allen & Co. media confab?" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "Finally—one iTunes Store to rule them all (in Europe): Newly proposed rules would require royalty agencies to cross-license—or else." Ars Technica 2:13 PM
  • "EU Seeking Pan-European Licensing for Digital Music" The Mac Observer 9:53 PM
  • "Apple's Online Refurb Store Outage Reaches Third Day [Updated] MacRumors 2:13 PM
  • "Greenpeace Boosts Apple's Grade From F to...D: Greenpeace used to give Apple an 'F' on its data center design. But the environmentally minded not-for-profit has now revised its opinion of the massive computing facilities that run online services like iTunes and iCloud. Greenpeace now gives Apple a 'D.'"  Wired Magazine 9:06 AM
  • "Apple's Greenpeace cloud rating no longer a 'fail': In an updated report on energy use among cloud data centers, Apple is no longer failing in two key areas, and has improved in others, Greenpeace says." CNET News 9:13 AM
  • "Greenpeace Gives Apple Improved (But Still Poor) Cloud Grade" The Mac Observer 4:08 PM
  • "Apple is at heart of 60% of mobile patent lawsuits: Kanzatec has published an Infographic showing who is suing who" Macworld UK 7:56 AM
  • "The Daily Reportedly put 'on watch' as News Corp. looks to cut costs" The Verge 7:25 PM
  • "SoHo Apple Store to reopen Saturday with bigger Genius Bar, more seating" AppleInsider 1:56 PM
  • "Apple Pulls EPEAT Certification from Certain Devices, Offers Explanation" DailyTech 8:28 AM
  • "Chinese 'don't want' New iPad, report: Those who did want one, bought from Hong Kong, those who haven't yet will still buy from Hong Kong where it's cheaper, claims" Macworld UK 8:37 AM
  • "China pips Apple on iPhone 5 launch: Apple Inc's next-generation iPhone has not even been released yet, but opportunistic sellers on China's largest e-commerce platform, Taobao, are already accepting pre-orders, complete with mock-up pictures and purported technical specifications." Reuters 7:31 AM
  • "iPhone 5 release: In China, gray market pre-orders available now" Computerworld 8:28 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Available for Pre-Order From Chinese Website — Wait, What?" Wired 2:13 PM
  • "Chinese Sellers Already Accepting iPhone 5 Preorders" Apple Bitch 7:57 AM
  • "iPad Newspaper 'The Daily' Could Face Chopping Block" The Mac Observer 1:54 PM
  • "Unsurprising Rumor: The Daily Might Get The Axe" AppleBitch 2:47 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' wife buys Sun Valley home" New York Post 11:46 AM
  • "Casting nearly complete for Jobs indie biopic" Indie Research 11:46 AM
  • "What if Steve Jobs — The Lost Interview isn't available in my country?" I, Cringely 9:12 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "BMW ConnectedDrive Blitzkrieg Includes LTE Connectivity, Android Compatibility and new iDrive Touch" Wired 11:44 AM
  • "Higgs boson researchers excited about cloud computing: CERN has made some initial forays into the cloud, running a private cloud on OpenStack" Network World 11:31 AM
  • "'Ultima Forever' brings a video game classic back to life" MSNBC 10:52 AM
  • "For RIM's board, call for change grows louder" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:40 AM
  • "Google charges $50 for $7.50 worth of storage in the Nexus 7" ZDNet 11:48 AM
  • "Google's Nexus 7 has smart cover-type sensor just like iPad" CNET News 12:06 PM
  • "Google's zero-carbon quest" Fortune 10:38 AM
  • "Amazon Kindle Phone to have 4- or 5-inch screen" TG Daily 11:34 AM
  • "Amazon may delay Kindle shipments, say sources" DigiTimes 10:28 AM
  • "Taiwan market: Sony launches 3D Blu-ray Disc home theater systems" DigiTimes 10:28 AM
  • "Toshiba to merge design ops for TVs, PCs and tablets, create 'fusion products'" IDG News Service 10:18 AM
  • "Telstar 1 legacy: 1st live TV broadcast by satellite turns 50" Space 10:14 AM
  • "Ahead of the Bell: Yahoo to meet with shareholders/Yahoo's annual meeting to review tumultuous year that saw 2 CEOs dumped as headaches persist" Associated Press 9:40 AM
  • "Ross Still Not the Boss (Yet): Yahoo CEO Selection Now Likely to Take Longer Than Many Expect" AllThingsD 9:29 AM
  • "Yahoo Breach Extends Beyond Yahoo to Gmail, Hotmail, AOL Users" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:08 PM
  • "Strong SAP sales, earnings defy tech gloom" Reuters 9:42 AM
  • "Infosys shares hit by cut in outlook" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:34 AM
  • "Square Issues Cease And Desist On Mobile Payment Competitor mPowa: Hands Off Our Hands Picture" TechCrunch 8:29 AM
  • "Toshiba to Jump into the Tablet Craze Full Tilt" Patent Bolt 7:32 AM
  • "Jim Dalrymple Talks Tablets, Microsoft, Google and Amplified" MacVoicesTV 10:40 AM
  • "iMore show 302: Twitterpocalypse - The #1 Site for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV owners" iMore 9:07 AM
  • "iPad Mini drawings reveal design details: 7-inch screen, thin design, and 19 pin connector confirmed" Think iOS 11:54 AM
  • "iPad mini schematics: ultra-thin body, 19-pin dock connector, 7" display" iDownload Blog 12:03 PM
  • "Alleged Photos Of The iPhone 5 Leak Out Of Asia [Gallery]"  Cult of Mac 8:35 AM
  • "Did Apple's sales grow or shrink? Gartner and IDC differ on PC industry estimates" The Verge 7:58 AM
  • "Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipment Growth Was Flat in Second Quarter of 2012" Gartner 11:19 AM
  • "Worldwide PC Shipment Growth Flat in Second Quarter 2012 – Only Apple Growing" MacPrices 12:24 PM
  • "U.S. Windows PC shipments drop 7%, Apple Mac up 4.3% YOY" MacDailyNews 8:58 AM
  • "Physical Models of 'iPad mini' and Next-Gen iPhone Surface" iSource 8:30 AM
  • "13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Still a Go, Say Suppliers" Tapscape 11:58 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Invents New iDevice Power Clip & Docking Station System" Patently Apple 1:28 PM
  • "Apple Files New iPhone Case Patent with Noise Windscreen" Patently Apple 7:32 AM
  • "Apple Invention Allows Smart Card to be used in iDevices" Patently Apple 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Looking To Improve IPhone Handset/Earpiece Audio Quality" MacNews 10:40 AM
  • "Apple exploring iPod nano clip that doubles as docking contact" AppleInsider 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Patent Involves Cowling Structures In Portable Devices" MacNews 10:33 AM
  • "MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012): Cursor issue when playing full-screen games on Windows 7 via Boot Camp" Apple Support 8:59 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Major Mayhem For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:31 AM
  • "Diptic For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:31 AM
  • "Little Ninja For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:31 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:48 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:48 AM
  • "Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station Price Tracker -Prices From $99" MacReviewZone 10:36 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 7 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:28 AM
  • "iPad Accessories Buyer's Guide -Best Selling Apple iPad Accessories -From $4 To $350" MacReviewZone 11:45 AM
  • "iPod Speakers -The Best iPod Speakers -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information $38 To $600" MacReviewZone 11:05 AM

  • "Apple MacBook Pro 13in: Apple's classy 13in notebook gets an Ivy Bridge upgrade and USB 3." Register Hardware 7:40 AM
  • "Hands on with HyperJuice: to-go power with built-in plug, multiple ports" TUAW 4:23 PM
  • "ZAGG iPad summer survival pack; ZAGGfolio, ZAGGsparq 2.0, and more (review)" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "With a little practice, Steadicam Smoothee for the iPhone works" MacNews 9:21 AM
  • "MeElectronics Air-Fi AF32 review: MeElectronics' Air-Fi AF32 are on-ear stereo Bluetooth wireless headphones, with a microphone." PC Advisor 10:08 AM
  • "Logitech UE Air Speakers review: An affordable, but high-quality, AirPlay speaker system" Macworld UK 8:31 AM
  • "Breffo Spiderpodium tablet review: Eight flexible legs, one novel iPad stand from Breffo" Macworld UK 11:13 AM
  • "AViiQ Ready Clips brings tangle proof USB cables for your iPhone" iDownload Blog 8:13 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Barefoot World Atlas for iPad" Macworld 8:36 PM
  • "Apple's Podcasts Review" Mac|Life 7:38 AM
  • "10 iPhone Apps That I Can't Live Without" Best App Site 7:32 AM
  • "IMDB tunes up its mobile app for TV and movie buffs" CNET News 10:00 AM
  • "Amazing Alex: Rovio tries to prove it's a hit factory" GigaOM 7:54 AM
  • "Pocket Heroes Review: An asynchronous iOS rpg is definitely a cool idea, but as cool as this attempt at the concept can be it could still do with a bit more polish." 148Apps 3:51 PM
  • "Tap Tap Revenge Tour Review: Tap Tap Revenge is back on tour with more songs than ever" 148Apps 3:48 PM
  • "Bounty Racer Review: Colorful and vibrant, this arcade racer is ideal for those with a penchant for speed and competitive play." 148Apps 1:36 PM
  • "iBank for iPad Review: iBank for iPad is a powerful budgeting/billing app with a well-designed interface." 148Apps 8:04 AM
  • "TumbleBee for iPad review: Find out what the buzz about Tumblr is all about.." Macworld UK 8:30 AM
  • "'Tiny Wings HD' Review - The Tiny Bird is Finally on the Big Screen" Touch Arcade 8:31 AM
  • "Mini Empires Review: Mini Empires merges classic strategy with a more modern freemium model with much better results than anyone would expect." 148Apps 8:36 AM
  • "Animation Studio Review: Painterly decadence hits a sweet spot." 148Apps 8:04 AM
  • "Captain Antarctica Review: A level-based form of Endless Runner with plenty of personality." 148Apps 8:04 AM
  • "Identifying iOS Device Backups Article" iLounge 1:37 PM
  • "Q&A: Backing Up an iPhone to Drive or Cloud" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:47 AM
  • "sandra: Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 9:55 PM
  • "Food & Drink? There's a New Category in the App Store for That" The Mac Observer 9:54 PM
  • "With iPad Mini, Apple would remain tablet king through '16, says IDC: Research firm's new forecast says smaller iPad would sell 21M units in 2013, slow Android march" Computerworld 7:50 PM
  • "Nielsen: Android and iOS are over 90% of US smartphone market, and growing" 9 to 5 Mac 6:36 PM
  • "Can Apple change the energy industry? Greenpeace thinks so" CBS News 6:36 PM
  • "Early verdict on Intel Ultrabook™ push: FAIL" The Register 5:56 PM
  • "How your iTunes predicts your politics" CNET News 4:29 PM
  • "Why Did Steve Job's Death Affect People Who Never Knew Him?" cellular-news 4:24 PM
  • "Posner unbound: Why the U.S. patent system is a mess" CNET News 4:22 PM
  • "What Audience is Apple After With Smaller IPad?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 3:16 PM
  • "The Original Logos of Tech Companies Were All Terrible" Gizmodo 2:52 PM
  • "The Future of Publishing? 3 Problems with Netflix-For-Magazines" ReadWriteWeb 2:49 PM
  • "Viacom and DirecTV dispute highlights challenges for an Apple HDTV" Network World 1:16 PM
  • "iPads In Factories: Early Lessons From GE/GE Energy Storage is piloting iPads in a New York battery factory. Check out big lessons from a small pilot." InformationWeek 12:25 PM
  • "iPhone 5 will be the ultimate Facebook device" Tapscape 11:58 AM
  • "Why Does Samsung Make Apple Nervous? (Part 1)" The Motley Fool 11:03 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Exciting!" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:08 AM
  • "Chrome For iOS As Your Default Browser? Apple does not provide users with the ability to select their default browser on iOS devices, but iOS developers can provide that option from within their apps. Will developers engage in such widespread civil disobedience?" InformationWeek 10:01 AM
  • "Apple, Google, Microsoft will challenge navigation suppliers" MacNews 9:21 AM
  • "All-in-One systems may 'save' the desktop" MacNews 9:21 AM
  • "Apple v. Foxconn: The Importance Of Profit Over Turnover And The Low Value Of Manufacturing Jobs" Forbes 9:13 AM
  • "The five products Apple must make" ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Mac Sales Up or Down? A Tale of Two Researchers"  Forbes 8:32 AM
  • "Hotrodding older MacBooks still possible, but for how long?"  AppleTell 8:28 AM
  • "Apple's Brilliant Boondoggle: MacBook Pro Retina Display"  ReadWriteWeb 8:04 AM
  • "Interview Questions For Apple CEO Tim Cook, And Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer" PixoBebo 7:33 AM
  • "Digg this: Former social-sharing superstar Reportedly sold for $500K" GigaOM 6:50 PM
  • "Blast Phishing Attack Fooled Many Users: Spam disguised as convincing emails from LinkedIn, Facebook, and other trusted entities were one targeted operation aimed at stealing online financial credentials, say Trend Micro researchers." Dark Reading 12:11 PM
  • "The fallacy of remote wiping" ZDNet 11:49 AM
  • "Hey, Amazon, Your New Kindle Phone Must Include These 11 Key Features" Wired 11:44 AM
  • "Why Tablets Are Content Creation Devices: It's All About Context" Techland 11:37 AM
  • "Ouya isn't the disruptive console it's been hyped to be" TG Daily 11:32 AM
  • "Cloud spending: A reality check/Organizations worldwide are embracing the cloud, though U.S. and European companies remain leery of the public cloud" InfoWorld 10:44 AM
  • "12 Eclipse plug-ins every developer should use" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:43 AM
  • "Nextel is running out of minutes" Fortune 10:37 AM
  • "Businesses at Risk From Data Breaches, Cyber-Attacks: Survey" eWeek 10:30 AM
  • "How to be an IT social media star: Savvy IT leaders are using social media to better communicate with peers, employees and customers. You can too." Computerworld 10:20 AM
  • "Battle Of The Titans: HP's ProLiant DL380p Vs. Dell's PowerEdge R720" CRN 10:16 AM
  • "GF GTX 670/680 Round Up: EVGA, Zotac, MSI, GB, Asus" HotHardware 10:12 AM
  • "Free Android Apps Have Privacy Cost: More than half of free Android apps use advertising networks and exchanges. Most are legit, but about 5% interface with 'aggressive' networks that could threaten your privacy." InformationWeek 9:52 AM
  • "The Facebook tweak that killed a billion-dollar industry: Facebook is known for operating in a perpetual beta state, making major changes not infrequently. Problem is, that can stifle a quickly growing niche." Fortune 9:41 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Brewster, a new 'personalized' address book app for the iPhone" Gadgetell 8:36 PM
  • "Screen yourself for skin cancer with this free iOS app: The UMSkinCheck app prompts users to take 23 photos that cover the entire body and act as a baseline for future photos that can be sent to dermatologists." CNET News 7:25 PM
  • "NBC launches Olympics mobile apps, includes live-streaming with one-time authentication" The Verge 6:50 PM
  • "Apple Reseller, MacSpecialist, Headed to Oak Park" Patch 4:25 PM
  • "The Sandbox Comes To The iPad And Includes Some New Toys" App Advice 4:22 PM
  • "New iBook of Siri Tips by Jodi Dery Now on iTunes" PRWeb 3:30 PM
  • "Yamaha Reveals Dynamic New Apps, Multi-Tasking Keyboards and New Guitar Models at Summer NAMM 2012" ["Yamaha also releases new Music Production apps for iPad, including the Synth Arp & Drum Pad, which turns an iPad into a powerful synthesizer and lets users play and produce phrases from a variety of musical genres, including dance music, hip-hop, rock and pop. The app features an arpeggiator with recorded patterns from 342 different types of instruments, which lets users play a variety of phrases with ease, drum pads that allow for the playing of multiple chords and percussion sounds with just one finger and 61 different software synthesizer timbres."] PRWeb 3:18 PM
  • "Jay And Silent Bob Have A New Hangout: Your iDevice" App Advice 3:11 PM
  • "Mobage's 'My Monster Rancher' Hits the App Store" Touch Arcade 3:11 PM
  • "Ultima Returning as Free-to-Play PC, iPad Game" PC Magazine 3:10 PM
  • "Jetpac's Social Travel iPad App Grabs $2.4 Million From Khosla Ventures, Jerry Yang And Others" TechCrunch 2:49 PM
  • "MacPractice Announces New iPad Patient Registration Clipboard Apps" MacPractice 1:18 PM
  • "iStabilizer Dolly brings smooth tracking shots to iPhone video" TUAW 12:25 PM
  • "Weaponize your iPhone with Yellow Jacket case that doubles as stun gun" iDownload Blog 12:25 PM
  • "NBC launches Olympics live streaming app for tablets, phones" CNNMoney 12:00 PM
  • "NBC Olympics to stream games live on mobile devices: The latest addition to the Olympics tech revamp are two apps that let users watch the world's greatest sports event live from a mobile device." CNET News 3:47 PM
  • "Burtynsky's Giant Oil Photos Port to the iPad" Wired 11:46 AM
  • "AmeriHealth NJ Launches New Mobile App" Business Wire 11:05 AM
  • "New OtterBox Studio Collection is Canvas of Creativity for Up-and-Coming Artists" Business Wire 11:05 AM
  • "OtterBox Adds Touch of Color to Cases for iPod touch" Business Wire 11:05 AM
  • "OtterBox announces new, artsy Studio Collection cases for iPhone 4/4S [Videos] 9 to 5 Mac 10:41 AM
  • "Eric Schmidt-Backed Slice Reveals Revamped iOS And Android Apps" TechCrunch 10:24 AM
  • "An app to summon ice cream trucks? We'll scream for that/Using your smartphone for its real purpose: allowing you to be even lazier." Ars Technica 10:13 AM
  • "Play With Your Digital Food (and more) with Faces iMake – Right Brain Creativity" PadGadget 9:34 AM
  • "These Rugged Headphones Should Brighten Up Your Workout" Gizmodo 8:30 AM
  • "Google+ Goes Universal, Adds Support For Sharing Events On iPad" RazorianFly 8:05 AM
  • "Wreak Havoc While Playing Disney's Wreck-It Ralph On iOS" App Advice 8:27 AM
  • "Rovio's Amazing Alex Hits Top Paid App Spot Already" The Next Web 2:50 PM
  • "Rovio Hopes Amazing Alex Will Catapult It Past Angry Birds Into Its $9bn IPO" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
  • "You Can Now Find Out If Rovio's Amazing Alex Is Indeed Amazing" App Advice 8:27 AM
  • "Rovio Launches Amazing Alex for iOS and Android" The Next Web 7:59 AM
  • "NASA launches iPhone spaceship app in 3D SPAAAAACE!" The Register 7:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Dynamics CRM for iPad and Android hits 6-month delay" The Register 7:57 AM
  • "MirrorBook Air gives Apple fans no excuse for scruffiness/Just for fun: A mirror and MacBook combo for trendy tech lovers" Macworld UK 7:56 AM
  • "Gulpies 2.0 for iOS - An Action Puzzle Game with Furry Animals" prMac 10:30 AM
  • "Localscope v2.5 Introduces a New, Redesigned Icon and the Localscope API" prMac 9:36 AM
  • "Comics and Gaming Collide with The Adventures of Retrobot" prMac 9:36 AM
  • "Make awesome collages with Fuzel for iPhone, for free" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Ape Entertainment to Develop Comic Series for Fruit Ninja" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "React Mobile App Developers Seek to Enhance Personal Safety" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Virtually Travel the World by an iPhone App" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "The Adventures of Slibby the Snail: The stolen food 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Derby Manager 1.0 Free for iOS - High Stakes, Horse Racing Sim + SNS" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "iPoe: Interactive Edgar Allan Poe Collection 2.0 for iOS - Drops Price" prMac 7:45 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP pretexters face sentencing" GigaOM 9:15 AM
  • "HP Taiwan merges departments and reassigns leadership" DigiTimes 10:28 AM
  • "Lenovo close to grabbing PC supremacy from HP" Computerworld 4:22 PM
  • "Ballmer Pledges Level Tablet Playing Field For Hardware OEMs" CRN 10:16 AM
  • "Money For Nothing: Can Microsoft Make Up For This $6.3 Billion Failure?" TheStreet 9:39 AM
  • "PC Sales Slump Buffets Software Leader Microsoft As Well As Makers HP, Dell MSFT HPQ -" Investor's Business Daily 2:06 PM
  • "Nokia: Microsoft's Last Eco-System Piece?" Seeking Alpha 9:39 AM
  • "Microsoft to revamp Windows encryption keys in face of Flame malware: Starting next month even updated machines may face issues when browsing websites with SSL certificates that are below the new minimum of 1,024 bits" Network World 10:45 AM
  • "After one year, Office 365's success remains a mystery: Microsoft hasn't provided many concrete details about sales and adoption of the cloud email, productivity, and collaboration suite" IDG News Service 10:45 AM
  • "Microsoft to host press event on Monday (live blog): The software giant is Reportedly expected to unveil a new version of Office." CNET News 6:51 PM
  • "Microsoft expected to unveil update to Office suite" USA Today 6:35 PM
  • "Microsoft White Labels Azure In Windows Server 2012: Windows Server 2012, due in September, will allow Microsoft partners to create mini-Azure infrastructure services, so Windows users will have lots of public cloud choices." InformationWeek 9:53 AM
  • "JavaFX evangelism: Why developers should have faith/As Flash and Silverlight RIAs fade, Oracle's plan to remake JavaFX as a Java library environment could actually work" InfoWorld 10:43 AM
  • "Dell pushes data warehousing appliance for mid-size firms" V3 11:38 AM
  • "Dell Debuts Quickstart Data Warehouse Appliance 1000" eWeek 10:30 AM
  • "Intel 2Q Earnings Pregame Scorecard" FOXBusiness 9:35 AM
  • "Intel: Can an Old Chip Fit In on a New Block?" TheStreet 9:38 AM
  • "Intel fights to keep HP, Dell and other customers from defecting" Silicon Valley 10:21 AM
  • "Intel slashing its SSD prices starting next month" ZDNet 11:49 AM
  • "AMD Awarded $12.6 Million for Exascale Computing Research" eWeek 10:30 AM
  • "New Silicon Valley patent office expected to spur innovation and reduce litigation" Contra Costa Times 10:22 AM
  • "Wi-Fi Direct may get a reboot with push for better ease of use: The Wi-Fi Alliance is refining the specification to help devices and apps connect to each other" IDG News Service 10:59 AM
  • "IT job seekers face hot yet finicky market: A turbulent mix of trends confront IT job hunters" Computerworld 10:20 AM
  • "Why Ultrabook Sales Have Flopped So Far" PCWorld 10:56 AM
  • "Lenovo close to grabbing PC supremacy from HP: Analysts expect Lenovo to become top PC maker by early 2013" Computerworld 5:54 PM
  • "Tablets, smartphones still hammering PC market: PC market remains flat while Lenovo gets closer to catching market leader HP" Computerworld 10:19 AM
  • "HP, Lenovo, Acer Lead Slowing PC Market" eWeek 10:30 AM
  • "Lenovo close to grabbing PC supremacy from HP: Analysts expect Lenovo to become top PC maker by early 2013" Computerworld 8:28 PM
  • "Lenovo, HP in close top-spot race as global PC shipments stagnate" ZDNet 11:49 AM
  • "Windows 8 Waiters Feed PC Market Slump: HP retains top spot in a market that's also struggling to keep up with new form factors like Apple's iPad." InformationWeek 12:10 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple results will 'disappoint' due to iPhone slow down, analyst: Apple analysts are concerned that due to a slow down in iPhone sales, Apple won't achieve the third quarter results expected" Macworld UK 7:56 AM
  • "AAPL: Janney Ups '13 iPhone View, Needham Sees Higher iPads" Barron's 10:13 AM
  • "Is Apple's Stock Really As Cheap As They Say?" Forbes 12:04 PM
  • "Apple, Cash Kings Poised to Follow J&J's Tax-Dodging Mega Deal" TheStreet 11:59 AM
Industry News
  • "SAP, Netflix gain while techs stay in the red" MarketWatch 4:30 PM
  • "Stocks Recover; China Data, Bank Earnings Eyed" FOXBusiness 4:30 PM
  • "Stocks Remain Stuck in the Red" TheStreet 4:30 PM
  • "Stocks End Lower; Merck Jumps, Intel Slumps" CNBC 4:30 PM
  • "Stocks falter on global growth fears, earnings" CNNMoney 4:31 PM
  • "Stocks Extend Losing Streak" [Paid Membership Required] 4:31 PM
  • "Stocks: Investors on edge" CNNMoney 9:14 AM
  • "Canada stocks trade lower on Fed minutes" MarketWatch 11:59 AM
  • "U.K. stocks down amid fears of Chinese slowdown: Aegis Group surges after takeover bidl; Ashmore slumps" MarketWatch 9:30 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Fall as Global Slowdown Outweighs Easing Measures" Bloomberg 9:31 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks slammed as growth fears mount/S. Korean rate cut, rise in Australian unemployment hit sentiment" MarketWatch 9:25 AM
  • "European Stocks Slide" [Paid Membership Required] 9:29 AM
  • "European Stocks Decline as Fed Minutes Damp Stimulus Optimism" Bloomberg 9:31 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks slump on global growth concerns/Aegis Group surges after £3.16 billion cash bid" MarketWatch 9:25 AM
  • "Spain's to blame for world market slump" CNNMoney 9:15 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:39 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:39 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:52 PM
  • "Double whammy of gloom for chip stocks" MarketWatch 9:30 AM

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