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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Apple 'working on smaller, cheaper iPad': Apple is working on a smaller and cheaper iPad model in bid to beat off competition from Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire, according to a report."  Telegraph 8:05 AM
  • "Apple developing smaller iPad, will cost 'significantly less' than $499, report says" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:49 AM
  • "The Growing Demand for Smaller Tablets: There is an increasing market for 7-inch tablets, and Apple might want in on the action." PC Magazine 11:40 AM
  • "Why I am Convinced Tablets are the Future" Tech.pinions 1:29 PM
  • "5 key techs that will transform future Apple iPhones, smartphones" Computerworld 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Is Going To Report Near-Record Earnings This Quarter"  Seeking Alpha 8:12 AM
  • "Tim Cook Leads Bay Area CEOs in Pay" [Video Report] CNBC 3:42 PM
  • "As PC sales stall, Apple projected to sell 69M iPads in 2012" AppleInsider 10:45 AM
  • "Mac News: Apple Juice: Apple Finds It's Easier to Be Green Than Not" MacNewsWorld 1:33 PM
  • "How did the new MacBook Pros get Gold-level green ratings? They may not stick. A recycling coalition says the notebooks flunk two key tests" Fortune 8:21 AM
  • "Proposed jury instructions show that Apple has Samsung on the run" Foss Patents 5:05 PM
  • "Apple hides from public IT price inquiry" CRN 9:26 PM
  • "Apple Store overnights happening July 24. Mountain Lion launch the next day?" 9 to 5 Mac 7:40 AM
  • "Signs point to OS X Mountain Lion launch on July 25" CNET News 8:23 AM
  • "Apple's Mountain Lion coming July 25?" CNN 9:40 AM
  • "Mountain Lion To Hit The Mac App Store, July 25?" RazorianFly 7:40 AM
  • "Rumor: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Could Hit On July 25, 2012" Apple Bitch 7:47 AM
  • "Mountain Lion Launch: Apple Stores Holding Overnight July 24" Tapscape 9:39 AM
  • "Microsoft offers some details on future of Office for Mac and iOS" Macworld 7:37 PM
  • "Apple TV hint pops up in Mountain Lion trademark filing" Crave @ CNET 8:19 AM
  • "Sleek new Macs violate fanbois' Retinas with display garbage" Register Hardware 9:38 AM
  • "Apple Mac OS malware threat to grow, claims Kaspersky chief" V3 10:44 AM
  • "Parallels investigates claims of Plesk vulnerability following wave of website hacks: Parallels believes that a new wave of attacks is related to an older vulnerability, not a new one" Macworld UK 8:08 AM
  • "Adobe releases fix for InDesign crashes under Lion 10.7.4" ZDNet 1:31 PM
  • "Lion Server: Renewing Profile Manager's code signing certificate" Apple Support 5:05 PM
  • "New Apps & Tools For More Efficient Writing" MacStories 9:03 PM
  • "TidBITS Presents 'Upgrading to and Using Mountain Lion" TidBITS 4:27 PM
  • "How to clean install OS X Mountain Lion" It's All Tech 7:57 AM
  • "What You Need to Know About the MacBook Pro Rentina Display for Photoshop, Lightroom And Photographers" Layers Magazine 12:55 PM
  • "The Ultimate Beginner's Guide To AppleScript" Mactuts+ 8:27 AM
  • "MacMost Now 735: Creating Fast Animated Photo Collages With Keynote" MacMost 10:13 AM
  • "Digital signatures for contracts in Preview for OS X Lion" Marketcircle Blog 10:45 AM
  • "AmbiLauncher Review" Mac|Life 10:44 AM
  • "Hatch Tweetbot for Mac's Egg Icon Into A Blue Robot Bird [How-To] Cult of Mac 3:49 PM
  • "How Can You Improve The Mac's Finder? Stop Using It And Try Something More Powerful" McSolo 7:44 AM
  • "The Absolute Best Pandora Radio Player For Your Mac (one click from the Menubar for music)" NoodleMac 7:43 AM
  • "How To Record And Restore Vinyl Records On Your Mac (and get rid of the clicks)" BohemianBoomer 7:43 AM
  • "What's It Worth To You To Know Your Mac's IP Address? This App Displays The Number" TeraTalks 7:43 AM
  • "Forget The Mouse Or Trackpad And Control Your Mac Using Only The Keyboard (yes, it's possible)" Mac 360 7:43 AM
  • "Stop panicking about iCloud e-mail" The Loop 9:02 PM
Press Releases
  • "Noisy Typer for Mac: Typewriter Sounds While You Type" The Mac Observer 7:15 PM
  • "FontGear, Inc. announced today the immediate availability of FontXChange version 4.0 for Mac and Windows." Fontgear 11:57 AM
  • "Sky's pay-as-you-go online Now TV service launches tomorrow on PC, Mac and Android" The Next Web 8:06 AM
  • "Zevrix Updates Output Factory for InDesign: Adds Imposition Support" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "SCSC Releases Scannerz with FSE-Lite for the Mac OS X Operating System" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.2.3" TidBITS 8:00 AM
  • "Chronos Announces Business Card Shop 4" Chronos 7:47 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "New Barcelona Apple Store Has Unique 'Coming Soon' Billboard" MacRumors 9:16 PM
  • "Apple Trying, But Not Yet Succeeding, to Take Down In-App Hacker" The Mac Observer 9:17 PM
  • "Apple begins bid to block in-app purchasing flaw, but service remains operational (for now)" The Next Web 8:07 AM
  • "How Apple is fighting iOS in-app purchase hack" GigaOM 10:18 AM
  • "Apple Fighting Back Against In App Purchase Hack, But Service Still Operational" MacRumors 10:19 AM
  • "Apple In-App Store Hacked: Hacker finds way to loot in-app store items and posts a how-to on YouTube." InformationWeek 9:38 AM
  • "Apple fails to block stolen iOS in-app content: Donations keep cheeky Russian hacker's servers alive" The Register 3:54 PM
  • "Domestic data shows Mac sales down 10% in June quarter" AppleInsider 7:29 PM
  • "Ex-Google Engineering Director driven to iOS by Android fragmentation: Former head of development at Google has said that Android fragmentation led him to launch his app on iOS" Macworld UK 8:08 AM
  • "Android and iOS Dominating US Smartphone Market" 3G UK 8:17 AM
  • "From bad to worse and from good to great: A year ago I noted that Apple could buy most of the mobile phone industry with cash on hand (excluding Samsung's operations). Since then Apple's cash has grown significantly and the value of all phone vendors except Samsung has gone down significantly" asymco 3:36 PM
  • "Samsung Expected to Widen Smartphone Lead Over Apple in Q2" The Mac Observer 2:59 PM
  • "Samsung widens lead over Apple, sells 50M smartphones in June quarter" iDownload Blog 3:37 PM
  • "Migrant Workers in China Face Competition from Robots: China's giant electronics supplier Foxconn eyes replacing workers with industrial robots." Technology Review 12:56 PM
  • "Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments to enjoy 5% growth in 2Q12" DigiTimes 8:11 AM
  • "Apple gives itself passing EPEAT grade for Retina MacBook Pro: Recyclers still dispute the device's compliance with IEEE standards." Ars Technica 12:21 PM
  • "Apple's new Barcelona store features unique logo" AppleInsider 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Store staircase flagged as Peeping Tom black spot" The Register 7:35 AM
  • "How The iPhone Is Revolutionizing Nursing" Cult of Mac 11:04 AM
  • "Turn your iPhone into a stun gun: After experiencing a home invasion, one Army reservist invents the iPhone case stun gun that pumps 650,000 volts." [Video Report] CNN 12:48 PM
  • "An iPhone for Everyone" ["But OPUS Vancouver has taken its iPhone love to a whole new level by installing the devices into every single guestroom on property. The hotel, which installed in-room iPads in March, has teamed up with Travel Vu to create an iPhone with software specifically geared toward hotel guests."] Lodging Magazine 10:17 AM
  • "Steve Jobs warned Yelp's CEO not to sell out to Google" 9 to 5 Mac 10:20 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google's Marissa Mayer named Yahoo CEO" CNNMoney 3:59 PM
  • "Google's Marissa Mayer Named CEO of Yahoo" PC Magazine 3:59 PM
  • "Holy Moly, Google's Marissa Mayer takes over Yahoo" BetaNews 3:59 PM
  • "Marissa Mayer Is Yahoo's New CEO" Mashable 3:55 PM
  • "Marissa Mayer Leaves Google for Yahoo CEO Position" The Next Web 3:55 PM
  • "Google's Marissa Mayer Becomes Yahoo's Chief" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Yahoo hires Google's Mayer as CEO" Reuters 3:50 PM
  • "Symantec claims to have fixed PC-crashing anti-virus update" V3 1:13 PM
  • "Clamshell! The Story of the Greatest Computing Form Factor of All Time" Techland 1:09 PM
  • "Parallels investigates Plesk Panel flaw claims following website hacks" Techworld 12:57 PM
  • "Polycom Adds Remote Camera Control to Real Presence Mobile" IDG News Service 11:39 AM
  • "Hey Sprint LTE phone owners: Carrier now has a 4G network for some of you/Sprint 4G LTE wireless network turned on in Georgia, Texas, Kansas, Missouri" Network World 11:41 AM
  • "Sprint Launches 4G LTE Network in 15 Cities" PC Magazine 11:37 AM
  • "A Silicon Valley recruiter's executive dream team" Fortune 10:56 AM
  • "The Amazing Digital Gloves That Give Voice To The Voiceless" Forbes 10:53 AM
  • "OpenStack Open-Source Cloud Platform Celebrates Second Anniversary" eWeek 10:44 AM
  • "Ex-Mozilla worker rails against developers' love of constant change, frequent updates" Computerworld 10:31 AM
  • "Blue Coat software allows blocking, control of mobile apps" IDG News Service 10:30 AM
  • "Google's Nexus 7 tablet already out of stock at key retailers" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Leap Wireless operating chief Roman steps down" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "Nokia Halves Price of Flagship Phone: Finnish Company Says Move on Windows-Based Smartphone Is 'Normal Strategy'" [Paid Membership Required] 9:37 AM
  • "HTC Patent Reveals New Slide-Out Styled Smartphone Design" Patent Bolt 9:19 AM
  • "Seth McFarland Discusses Downcast, A Superior Podcast App" MacVoices 1:31 PM
  • "YML Interview with Jamie Lee Curtis, Author of 'Where Do Balloons Go?" Your Mac Life 12:46 PM
  • "New iOS apps! We look at the Bottom of the Ninth Comic Book, Mail 2 Group and Next Issue. Marv gets a new hard drive and explains how to move your iTunes library." The MT Show 11:18 AM
  • "Ex-Apple staff back up iPad mini claims: Smaller, cheaper iPads will be a 'sweet spot' for Apple" Macworld UK 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Developing Smaller iPad While Amazon Works on a Bigger Kindle Fire [Rumor] Mashable 7:39 AM
  • "New iPhone 5 glimpsed from the front in leaked photos" Crave @ CNET 8:19 AM
  • "iPhone 5 leaked photos show tall white frame with center camera" CNET News 10:13 AM
  • "'Leaked' iPhone 5 Front Casing Shows Centered FaceTime Camera" TechCrunch 9:03 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Parts Leaks Suggest Minor Design Changes" InformationWeek 10:14 AM
  • "Leaked White 'iPhone 5' Front Bezel? [Photo] iClarified 7:58 AM
  • "The Leaks Continue: Purported Photos Of 4-Inch iPhone Bezel Surface" RazorianFly 7:41 AM
  • "Report: European carriers placing nano-SIM orders in anticipation of next-gen iPhone launch" 9 to 5 Mac 5:52 PM
  • "DisplayMate CEO on why Apple's TV set will have a Retina display" iDownload Blog 8:02 AM
  • "Retina Apple TV Coming, Says DisplayMate" Tapscape 11:13 AM
  • "Future iPad could add Siri, Tactile Feedback & New Willow Glass" Patently Apple 9:10 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for Noise-Cancelling iPhone Case" Mashable 1:02 PM
  • "Apple's MacBook Air reportedly eating into the sales of Ultrabooks" UberGizmo 10:47 AM
  • "MacBook Pro with Retina Display shipping times boosted" T3 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Rolling Out Email Addresses with iOS 6 Beta 3" MacRumors 1:58 PM
  • " Email Addresses To Finally Replace In iOS 6 Beta 3" Redmond Pie 7:12 PM
  • "Move over and—it's time for New users and those just activating Mail will get new addresses." Ars Technica 3:01 PM
  • "Apple to offer email addresses with iOS 6" AppleInsider 5:06 PM
  • "iOS 6 beta 3 introduces email addresses" FairerPlatform 3:02 PM
  • "Download iOS 6 Beta 3 10A5355d For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch [Devs Only] Redmond Pie 12:35 PM
  • "iOS 6 beta 3 change log: download released for developers" BGR 2:05 PM
  • "iOS 6 Gets Closer As Beta 3 Is Released To Developers" AppleBitch 3:35 PM
  • "Hard Disk Failure on the Office iMac: Part 3 -Delayed by a Mixup or Two" eXtensions 11:12 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iPad 3 Buyer's Guide -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 12:36 PM
  • "Great Little War Game For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:50 AM
  • "PotPop PRO For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:50 AM
  • "ARDefender For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:50 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "Apple TV Buyer's Guide -Apple TV Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:41 AM
  • "iPod Speakers -The Best iPod Speakers -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information $29 To $600" MacReviewZone 7:41 AM
  • "Best Selling iPhone Headsets -From $4 To $300 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:41 AM

  • "The 2012 MacBook Air (11 & 13-inch) Review" AnandTech 1:29 PM
  • "Apple's MacBook Air 13": The perfect ultrabook (review)" VentureBeat 8:27 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air 13" Mid-2012 Review" TechSpot 8:12 AM
  • "Review: The Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt HD-PATU3" TechCrunch 10:46 AM
  • "Serif and Ligature: Securing the Glif Tripod Support for the iPhone" eXtensions 9:29 PM
  • "Review: Booq Cobra Pack laptop backpack for Mac, PC, and iPad" Beatweek Magazine 9:02 PM
  • "Nocs NS400 in-ear headphones offer good sound, Apple-inspired design" Macworld 8:26 AM
  • "Altec Lansing iMT630 review: Altec Lansing has several sets of travel speakers in its inMotion range, but the iMT630 is the most recent addition to the range and has perhaps the best overall sound." Macworld UK 8:05 AM
  • "Krator Neso 4 speakers review: Budget speakers look, sound better than you might expect" Macworld UK 8:05 AM
  • "Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i review: It's bigger, heavier and more expensive than any of its rivals, but Logitech's S715i is an impressive travel speaker." Macworld UK 8:05 AM
  • "JBL On Tour Micro review: Is that a speaker in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? Thankfully, it turns out to be just a speaker – the On Tour Micro from JBL." Macworld UK 8:05 AM
  • "iHome iDM12 review: We weren't expecting much from such a compact little speaker, but the iDM12 turns out to be cleverly designed and produces a surprisingly strong sound." Macworld UK 8:05 AM
  • "Griffin Travel Speaker review: Griffin's compact little Travel Speaker isn't powerful enough for an outdoor party, but it's a handy option if you just want to listen to some music in a hotel room or when you're lounging beside the pool on holiday." Macworld UK 8:05 AM
  • "Gear4 StreetParty III Union Jack review: Gear4's marketing people obviously spotted an opportunity here, releasing this Union Jack edition of its popular StreetParty speakers just in time for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics." Macworld UK 8:05 AM
  • "Doxie Go a handy document scanner" Macworld 7:57 AM
  • "Binder-clip case adds a mini-clipboard to your iPhone/Sure, it's just a gimmick, but a potentially useful one for people who prefer analog note-taking. Just one problem: where do you keep your pen?" CNET Reviews 1:50 PM
  • "Review: BodyDock for iPhone 4/4s, Bronze Edition" Run Around Tech 12:21 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Google Chrome Review" Mac|Life 12:22 PM
  • "Python For iOS Brings Coding To iPad, iPhone" BYTE 3:43 PM
  • "iPad for musicians" TechHive 9:38 AM
  • "The Power of Two: Use your phone as a keyboard and mouse/Mobile Mouse turns your iOS or Android phone into a PC input device." Ars Technica 8:31 AM
  • "With NetPlenish App, Spend Less Time in Stores, More Money on Shipping" AllThingsD 8:22 AM
  • "Xero Touch for iOS review: Mac friendly accounting package makes light work of business" Macworld UK 3:43 PM
  • "Automilez – Mobile GPS Mileage Logging" Best App Site 7:42 AM
  • "Club Caveman Raises the Bar for iPad Storytelling" Wired 1:32 PM
  • "Amazing Alex: Rovio has finally moved away from the comfort zone of Angry Birds to try something completely different, but are we already missing the little green pigs?" 148Apps 8:26 AM
  • "'Alex' is no 'Angry Birds,' but still Amazing: May be perfect summer game" Boston Herald 8:19 AM
  • "Amazing Alex -- Review" Forbes 11:42 AM
  • "The iPad Game That Took 9 Years (and Epic Disney Fail) to Finish" Wired 1:38 PM
  • "'Tap Tap Revenge Tour' Review – Moving to a Freemium Beat" Touch Arcade 9:22 AM
  • "Appidemic: Nihilumbra for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:31 AM
  • "Hanger Review: Swinging across spikes and gaps in one piece is harder than it looks." 148Apps 3:55 PM
  • "Professor Pym and the Secret of Steam Review: Navigate Professor Pym around dangerous steam punk inspired environments by way of spinning cogs and gears in an attempt to escape the constantly rising waters." 148Apps 1:35 PM
  • "Alone at War 2 Review: While Alone at War 2 may follow the trend of many other defense games, it fails to provide." 148Apps 1:37 PM
  • "Gluddle Review: Guide a cute, bouncy race called Gluddles in a physics-based war against the tyranny of The Supervision." 148Apps 1:36 PM
  • "Cat's Island Review: Cat's Island is a fun casual ball-shooting game that needs a little improvement to increase its replay value." 148Apps 1:35 PM
  • "Bomb the Zombies Review: Bring down the house in this physics-based, zombie blasting game!" 148Apps 9:23 AM
  • "Hunting the Elusive MPAA Rating Field in iTunes" TidBITS 7:27 PM
  • "TidBITS Entertainment: Control Your Apple TV with Another Remote" TidBITS 1:41 PM
  • "An alternative for AirPlay Mirroring" Macworld 8:01 PM
  • "How the iPhone 4S' Camera Sensor Compares with a Point and Shoot and Full Frame DSLR" Gizmodo 8:01 PM
  • "Assigning an older iPhone to another family member Article" iLounge 4:29 PM
  • "How to change your iMore, iTunes, Facebook, Gmail, and other passwords and make 'em strong!" iMore 9:22 AM
  • "Belated launch of iPad will hardly 'make ends meet' in China" ZDNet 1:32 PM
  • "Tablets & PCs: One Industry or Two?" ReadWriteWeb 12:22 PM
  • "How One Man's Investment In Apple Turned Into $7-Billion Today" Mac 360 11:58 AM
  • "Apple's biggest U-turns: From EPEAT to the App Store" Electricpig 10:46 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Derp to enterprise" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:44 AM
  • "Why Your HDTV Is Already A Retina Display" Gizmodo 10:18 AM
  • "Do you still talk to Siri?" CNET News 1:50 PM
  • "Apple's Siri vs. Google: Survey Negative, Says Cowen; Will LTE Help?" Barron's 12:22 PM
  • "For Siri, A Bad Romance and Review!" [Video Report] CNBC 10:56 AM
  • "Siri Gone Sour: Power Users Frustrated While Normal Users Still Enamored" Forbes 8:24 AM
  • "Could the iPhone 5 be out on August 7?" CNET Asia 8:13 AM
  • "An iPad Lover's Take On The Nexus 7" ["Normally when I get a review unit of a non-Apple product, I have to force myself to use it to get a sense of how I might use it in the real world. But with the Nexus 7, I actually find myself wanting to use it. That point can't be overstated. I actually want to use an Android device. It's a brave new world. For me, the key is the size. Again, I was skeptical at first, but for many situations, I've come to love the 7-inch frame."]  TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "Are You A Cult Member, Apple Fanboy, Or Discriminating Member Of The New Aristocracy?" PixoBebo 7:43 AM
  • "Apple iPad Mini reports solidify" TG Daily 1:36 PM
  • "Jobs dismissed iPad mini as only good for surfing on the loo" Crave @ CNET 12:22 PM
  • "iPad Mini Fever Is Contagious" redOrbit 12:22 PM
  • "Apple working on smaller iPad that will cost 'significantly less' than $499 – NYT" Edible Apple 10:19 AM
  • "What Exactly Will Be in the Apple iPad Mini" TheStreet 10:18 AM
  • "iPad mini price rumor: NYT confirms cheaper iPad in the works" BGR 8:59 AM
  • "Apple iPad Mini – Latest leaks assessed" PluggedIn UK 8:24 AM
  • "Gray Lady arrives fashionably late to iPad mini party: The New York Times is the most recent major publication to get briefed on Apple's plans" Fortune 8:14 AM
  • "New York Times fuels the iPad Mini rumor fire" AppleTell 8:03 AM
  • "iPad 'mini' drumbeat continues as NYT supports rumor of smaller tablet" TUAW 8:00 AM
  • "iPad Mini Priced 'Significantly Less' Than iPad To Be Announced This Year" OS X Daily 7:57 AM
  • "New York Times Jumps On iPad Mini Bandwagon" Apple Bitch 7:42 AM
  • "Here's Why Apple Should Make A 7 Inch 'Large Touch', Instead Of An 8 Inch 'iPad Mini'" Forbes 7:37 AM
  • "Why Murdoch's The Daily Doesn't Fly" Monday Note 7:37 PM
  • "Finally, An Infographic We Can Endorse: Design For Product Lifetime" iFixit 7:27 PM
  • "Nexus 7 Owners Can't Even Get Their Tablet Out Of The Box [Video] Cult of Mac 1:00 PM
  • "Mossberg, Pogue, Siegler: Google's Nexus 7 Trifecta Is Complete" Forbes 12:54 PM
  • "The Great New American Outsourcing, Clouds to China?" Forbes 1:39 PM
  • "Yahoo CEO job as crucial as earnings/Interim chief Levinsohn has a lot on his plate with report: analysts" MarketWatch 1:35 PM
  • "Mi-Fi surviving despite smartphone hotspot competition" ZDNet 1:21 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1: Sammy brings knife to gunfight?" Register Hardware 1:06 PM
  • "Patent award against RIM could make all smartphones unaffordable" TG Daily 1:00 PM
  • "The etiquette of being your college kid's Facebook friend" tecca 11:32 AM
  • "Only 11% of teens use Twitter every day, report says" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:29 AM
  • "What the PC sales slump really means -- and why it will get worse: Ultrabooks have fizzled, and so will Windows 8 computers when they ship this fall" InfoWorld 11:18 AM
  • "How Internet metering changes everything: Did you really think the major ISPs' quest for enforced Internet tiering and metering was about bandwidth?" InfoWorld 11:18 AM
  • "7 hard truths about the NoSQL revolution: Forgoing features for speed has its trade-offs, as these NoSQL data store shortcomings show" InfoWorld 11:17 AM
  • "One Secret That Stops Hackers: Girlfriends/The majority of hackers 'age out' of hacking as they get older and find girlfriends, families, and other responsibilities. Why not invest in educating young hackers sooner, instead of locking them up later?" InformationWeek 10:59 AM
  • "Mobile Devices Raise IT Labor Costs" BYTE 10:59 AM
  • "IT Asset Managers Need Strong Communication, Admin Skills: Gartner" eWeek 10:44 AM
  • "Nexus 7 Niceties: 15 Best Apps for Google's New 7-Inch Tablet" [Slideshow] Techland 1:09 PM
  • "Google Nexus Q media player costs too much, does too little" Silicon Valley 10:32 AM
  • "'Alex' is no 'Angry Birds,' but still Amazing: May be perfect summer game" Boston Herald 10:18 AM
  • "Pirate Bay block effectiveness short-lived, data suggests" BBC 10:15 AM
  • "Nokia Lumia 900 Now $50: But Do You Want It?" PCWorld 11:39 AM
  • "Nokia Needs to Stop Throwing Good Money After Bad" The Motley Fool 9:58 AM
  • "Android Apps Need Universal Encryption: Google's encryption for paid apps isn't enough to protect developers and users, argues author Godfrey Nolan." InformationWeek 10:09 AM
  • "How Google is becoming an extension of your mind" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "In mobile, it's now a three-way race: In just a few weeks' time, the three-way death match for the future of the mobile operating system has shifted dramatically. Here's where Apple, Google and Microsoft stand now." Fortune 9:58 AM
  • "The Web needs to change its password" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:44 AM
  • "70% Of Teens Hide Online Behavior From Parents" MacNews 8:56 AM
  • "What the PC sales slump really means: and why it will get worse: Ultrabooks have fizzled, and so will Windows 8 computers when they ship this fall" InfoWorld 8:05 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pressure Sensitive Stylus Coming for iPad" Gizmodo 3:36 PM
  • "iBike Powerhouse First Intelligent Cycling Fitness Systems Now Shipping" Thomas PR 2:59 PM
  • "Bambi prances onto the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 2:04 PM
  • "iHome announces Back to School, Summer specials" FairerPlatform 12:19 PM
  • "The Pear dongle lets iOS speaker docks stream music via Bluetooth" UberGizmo 10:47 AM
  • "Check Out This Must-Have Messenger Bag For Your iPad" Business Insider 10:45 AM
  • "Soundfreaq Spreads The Love With Heart To Heart International" Soundfreaq 10:22 AM
  • "Arctic offers Wallet Stand for iPhone 4, 4S" iLounge 10:19 AM
  • "KillSpencer Goes Against The Grain With New Wooden Card-Carrying iPhone Case" TechCrunch 9:40 AM
  • "BBC Worldwide: 25M App Downloads, Including 1M For Global iPlayer; Digital Now Nearly 13% Of Revenues" TechCrunch 9:23 AM
  • "TechExcel Unveils MyDevSuite for iPad and Android Tablets" PRWeb 9:21 AM
  • "Meridian Indoor Navigation Adds Las Vegas Hotels To Client Roster" TechCrunch 9:05 AM
  • "Polycom Announces New Polycom® RealPresence® Mobile 1.3 Runs on HTC and More Apple Devices, and Lets Users Control the Camera on Other End of a Video Meeting" Business Wire 8:51 AM
  • "Canon U.S.A. Launches Mobile Printing and Scanning App for iPhone® and iPad®" Business Wire 8:51 AM
  • "Inpaint Pro allows for easy photo retouching" TUAW 8:33 AM
  • "Pythonista: Code Editing Aimed At Python Users" 148Apps 8:33 AM
  • "Three iPad apps for budding artists" AppleTell 8:33 AM
  • "'Dynamite Jack' is Heading to iPhone Soon" Touch Arcade 8:27 AM
  • "BioLite CampStove lets you charge your iOS device by burning stuff" iDownload Blog 10:18 AM
  • "Going Camping? Take The BioLite And Charge Your iPhone With Fire" Cult of Mac 8:02 AM
  • "New 'Justice League' Game Coming to iOS" Touch Arcade 8:00 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of July 16: Apple TV,Mountain Lion Prep and a BBQ" TheMUG Center 7:59 AM
  • "Retro Camera Style Back Cover for iPhone 4 / 4S" USBfever 7:41 AM
  • "LifeProof Adds Buoyancy and Drop Protection to Waterproof iPhone Case" prMac 3:59 PM
  • "Goal Defense 1.0 - A Game of Exciting Strategy, is Available Now on iOS" prMac 1:39 PM
  • "The Revolutionary Designed Calendar: CircleTime 1.0 for iOS" prMac 9:40 AM
  • "My Little Plane v1.0 for iOS - Now Available on App Store" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Chemistry Circus is a chemical app for beginners" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "First 2 of 10 Instructional Videos Released for Life Inventory iOS Apps" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "New BaseElements version 4.0 for FileMaker Pro 12 Released" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Fun Sudoku Game HD 1.0 for iOS - Elegant Sudoku Challenge from Russia" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "BitsAbound releases Active Directory Assist - Managing AD from iPhone" prMac 7:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Lenovo set to take top PC maker crown, but at what cost?" ZDNet 1:21 PM
  • "Lenovo poised to surpass HP as top PC maker, say analysts" CNET News 1:47 PM
  • "Microsoft Wins Ruling Ending Novell Suit Over WordPerfect" Bloomberg 1:43 PM
  • "Microsoft Unveils 'New Generation' of Office Aimed at Tablets and Built for Cloud" AllThingsD 3:49 PM
  • "Microsoft announces new version of Office: Available today, the new suite is considered by CEO Steve Ballmer 'the most ambitious version of Office we've ever done.'" CNET News 3:45 PM
  • "Microsoft revamps Office, looks to the cloud" Reuters 3:50 PM
  • "Microsoft Unveils Touch-Based Version of Office" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:32 PM
  • "Office 2013: Microsoft's bid to win the future/Cloud, touch, social, and app streaming are the cornerstones of the next Office." Ars Technica 3:02 PM
  • "Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 to be bundled on all Windows RT tablets" Engadget 7:30 PM
  • "First look: PowerPoint 2013/It won't put an end to bad presentations, but PowerPoint 2013 is a step forward." Ars Technica 7:12 PM
  • "Office 2013 drops support for Windows XP and Windows Vista" The Verge 3:42 PM
  • "Microsoft's jazzed up Office to run on tablets, cloud: The newest version of Office will make better use of the cloud and social networks, and CEO Steve Ballmer says an uncompromised version will run on tablets." CNET News 3:58 PM
  • "Microsoft unveils 'new generation' of Office" MarketWatch 3:45 PM
  • "Microsoft Hits Back as Google Muscles In" [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Microsoft takes steps to drown Google Apps before it's too late" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Set To Unveil Office 2013" CRN 10:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Expected To Unveil Update to Office Suite" CIO Today 10:20 AM
  • "Analysts: How Microsoft Office must evolve to remain successful/The ubiquitous productivity suite must get stronger in tablets and smartphones and embrace the BYOD trend" IDG News Service 11:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Joins Intel Facing Slower Growth As China Stalls" Bloomberg 9:47 AM
  • "Nielsen: Windows Phone 7 holds only 1.3 percent of U.S. market" Seattle Times 11:51 AM
  • "Skype Says It's Fixing Bug That Sent Messages To The Wrong Contacts" TechCrunch 12:51 PM
  • "Skype admits software bug sending messages to wrong contacts" V3 1:12 PM
  • "Skype bug sends messages to random contacts, fix coming soon" ZDNet 1:20 PM
  • "Halo 4-branded Xbox 360 debuts at Comic-Con" TG Daily 12:59 PM
  • "With HP Shares Falling, Views of Director Whitworth Take on Importance" AllThingsD 9:51 AM
  • "Shining a light on Oracle Cloud: An interview with Senior Vice President Abhay Parasnis offers insight on the inner workings, ultimate intent of Oracle Cloud" InfoWorld 11:17 AM
  • "IBM & HP: Tech Titans Facing Headwinds" TheStreet 3:45 PM
  • "IBM's new Power7+ hotness - we peek through the veil" The Register 1:07 PM
  • "Intel, AMD: Bernstein Cuts Ests On Weaker PC Sales" Forbes 9:47 AM
  • "ARM vs. Intel: How the Processor Wars Will Benefit Consumers" Techland 1:08 PM
  • "Intel: Williams Sees Price Cuts, Pac Crest Sees Processor-Inventory 'Gap'" Barron's 1:37 PM
  • "Intel snaffles $19m grant to build exa-scale computers" V3 1:13 PM
  • "Intel gobbles Lustre file system expert Whamcloud: Chipzilla prepares to gorge itself on exascale pie" The Register 1:07 PM
  • "AMD readies trio of new eight-core FX desktop processors for October release" ZDNet 1:21 PM
  • "Cisco Buys Software Security Firm Virtuata" [Paid Membership Required] 1:15 PM
  • "Cisco buys cloud, virtual machine security company Virtuata" Electronista 9:15 PM
  • "Tech layoffs hit 3-year high of 51,529 in first half of 2012" CNET News 1:47 PM
  • "IT Unemployment Rate Remains Steady, Better Than National Average: The unemployment rate for IT pros during the second quarter of 2012 averaged 3.6 percent. That's unchanged from last year, but better than the national average, according to Dice." eWeek 10:44 AM
  • "How Gild aims to turn tech hiring on its head: San Francisco-based Gild wants to change the way tech companies hire programmers and has ranked over a million developers based on the quality of their code." Fortune 10:56 AM
  • "Manufacturers boost IT spending, but not jobs: New report shows manufacturers are holding IT head count level or cutting staff, even as they increase IT spending" Computerworld 11:19 AM
  • "Silicon Beach emerges as a tech hotbed" USA Today 1:10 PM
  • "Future tablets: Fold it up, put it in your pocket" Reuters 11:54 AM
  • "Next tablet class will push the edge of science fiction" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:58 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Apple Might be the Only Investment You Want to Own" Wyatt Research 10:44 AM
  • "Investors advised to own Apple stock ahead of June quarter earnings"  AppleInsider 7:58 AM
  • "AAPL: Street Tuning FYQ3 Numbers, Q4 View" Barron's 10:18 AM
  • "Why is Apple's P/E so Low?" Forbes 12:22 PM
  • "Lessons In Missing The Apple Bandwagon" Seeking Alpha 8:14 AM
Industry News
  • "Techs slip, led by Texas Instruments, chips: Microsoft edges higher ahead of big announcement, Facebook falls" MarketWatch 1:29 PM
  • "U.S. stocks drop on global economic forecast/WTO panel ruling: China discriminates against foreign card suppliers" MarketWatch 4:33 PM
  • "Weak Economic Data Weigh on Wall Street" FOXBusiness 10:57 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall As Economy Concern Offsets Energy Gains" Bloomberg 4:33 PM
  • "Stocks Slide as Economic Worries Return" TheStreet 1:30 PM
  • "Stocks end in the red after weak retail sales" CNNMoney 4:33 PM
  • "Stocks End Lower" [Paid Membership Required] 4:33 PM
  • "Stocks: Citi's earnings to draw attention" CNNMoney 9:33 AM
  • "U.K. stocks wobble; G4S off on loss warning: Mining firms drop amid worries over China" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Rise as Wen Says China May Boost Stimulus Measures" Bloomberg 9:45 AM
  • "Asia Markets: China stocks get slapped; Sydney, Seoul rise/Shanghai stocks end at lowest level since March 2009" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "European Stocks Hover Before U.S. Earnings" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Europe Stocks Rise, Extending Rally Into Seventh Week; SEB Gains" Bloomberg 1:31 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks end higher after choppy session" MarketWatch 1:31 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:37 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:38 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:24 PM
  • "10 most popular tech stocks among hedge funds" MarketWatch 9:48 AM
  • "These 3 Undervalued Tech Plays Are Strong Buys" Seeking Alpha 9:49 AM

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