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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 Must Publish Notice Samsung Didn't Copy IPad In U.K."  Bloomberg 1:51 PM
  • "Apple must announce that 'not as cool' Samsung tablet not a copy" GigaOM 1:54 PM
  • "U.K. Judge Orders Apple to Publicly Recant Galaxy Copycat Claim" AllThingsD 2:57 PM
  • "Apple has to publish notice that Samsung didn't copy the iPad: A UK judge ordered the iPad maker to put a notice on its website and in the British newspapers informing folks that Samsung did not rip off the tablet's design." CNET News 2:57 PM
  • "Judge rejects secrecy bids in Apple vs. Samsung battle"  Reuters 7:15 AM
  • "Secrecy bids in Apple-Samsung patent lawsuit denied: Companies are trying to keep key portions of sensitive documents private, but Judge Koh rules their requests go too far." CNET News 7:15 AM
  • "Steve Jobs shouldn't influence upcoming Apple/Samsung trial: judge" Reuters 9:26 PM
  • "As Apple and Samsung vie over tablet patents, judge at center of a tech storm" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:44 PM
  • "HTC Files Counterclaims Against Apple With Two Acquired Patents" IDG News Service 12:31 PM
  • "HTC to Apple: From Hell's Heart I Stab at Thee ..." AllThingsD 7:18 AM
  • "Apple Unsuccessful In Attempts To Ban Motorola Xoom Tablet" redOrbit 7:37 AM
  • "Husic calls for public Apple hearing: Federal Labor backbencher Ed Husic has called for Apple to publicly front a parliamentary committee probing discrepancies in hardware and software prices between Australia and international markets." CRN 9:44 PM
  • "Apple buys Austin land from McShane: Apple Inc. is one step closer to making good on its plans to bring 3,600 new jobs and invest more than $300 million in Austin."  Austin Business Journal 8:12 AM
  • "Apple closes deal to expand Austin campus, moves ahead with $304 million Texas investment" The Next Web 8:12 AM
  • "Apple buying land for $300M Texas expansion" BGR 9:42 PM
  • "Portuguese consumer group to sue Apple over AppleCare"  AppleInsider 8:07 AM
  • "Apple under fire in Portugal for 'deceptive' AppleCare policies" CNET News 9:06 AM
  • "Portuguese consumer group takes Apple to court over AppleCare warranties following fines in Italy" 9 to 5 Mac 8:21 AM
  • "Will OS X Mountain Lion be one of the last desktop operating systems Apple ships?"  Computerworld 8:20 AM
  • "MS Office for Mac to get SkyDrive update, no 2013 edition" Electronista 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft's reportedly working on Office 2011 for Mac SkyDrive update" Engadget 4:41 PM
  • "I'm experiencing an audio problem when I connect my 2012 MacBook Air to my 27" Thunderbolt Display. When playing audio of any form (e.g., iTunes, Skype, streaming music via Chrome), the audio starts out sounding fine. After about 1 minute and 40 seconds, you start to hear static mixed in with the audio. After about 3 minutes, the audio is completely overcome with static; the original audio is totally indecipherbable." MacInTouch 11:11 AM
  • "I updated iMovie to 9.0.6 to run on a recent iMac with 10.7.4. When I import movies from my Canon FS100 camera, I get video, but no sound. Also, when trying to play movies directly from the camera in the import window, iMovie crashes. The only solution appears to be reverting to 9.0.4 - everything works fine there." MacInTouch 11:10 AM
  • "MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 1.0" Apple Support 4:42 PM
  • "Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: new iOS-style Accessibility" AppleInsider 8:20 AM
  • "Flash Professional CS6 gets retooled for game, mobile app development" Macworld 8:34 AM
  • "Move iTunes media files to other locations with TuneSpan" Macworld 8:27 AM
  • "Remember Where You Downloaded That File From [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:35 AM
  • "Bash Scripting: How to Use if" Amsys 9:45 AM
  • "Lion Tip: Never Queue for A Printer Again!" Amsys 9:45 AM
  • "Should You Use Spotlight On Your Mac? Or, iFileX? Both Are Free. One Is Better" TeraTalks 7:40 AM
  • "Tip of the Week: Making a Stickie, Quickly" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:11 AM
  • "Explore a Mac Apps Graphical Resources & GUI Elements with Preview" OS X Daily 2:50 PM
  • "Make Cut, Copy, And Paste On Your Mac Look Like Cut, Copy, And Paste From The iPhone Or iPad" McSolo 7:40 AM
  • "How To Create Stunning Logo Designs The Mac Way (point and click)" Mac 360 7:40 AM
  • "There's An Easy And Expensive Way To Compare Text Documents On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 7:40 AM
  • "Free: A Quick Launcher For Your Mac So Simple Even The Brain Dead Can Use It" PixoBebo 7:40 AM
  • "3 Ways To Love, And 3 Ways To Hate The Mac's Latest Reminders App" Mac 360 7:40 AM
  • "Yet Another Fast, Efficient App To Delete The Unwanted Apps From Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:40 AM
  • "Disk Warrior -Fixes for a Defective Disk: Plan B; then Plan C" eXtensions 9:05 PM
  • "Preparing Your Mac for the Worst" Low End Mac 1:51 PM
  • "No Office 2013 for Mac? Don't Panic" Low End Mac 10:31 AM
  • "The Mac encryption conundrum" ZDNet 8:33 AM
Press Releases
  • "Adobe Launches eLearning Suite 6, Presenter 8: Industry-Leading Authoring Suite Introduces HTML5-Based mLearning Support, Presenter Compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint" Business Wire 9:43 AM
  • "Best Real Studio Dev Tools for Pro Developers in Omegabundle 2012" prMac 8:32 AM
  • "MacAppBlocker 1.5 for OS X - A Single Password Protects Selected App" prMac 7:45 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Foxconn plans $1 billion factory in Indonesia to churn out more Apple gear" BGR 9:39 PM
  • "Horace Dediu and Gene Munster on Apple without Steve Jobs"  Fortune 8:09 AM
  • "After Apple Controversy, EPEAT Looks Into Thin and Light Laptops" Mashable 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Store Now Offering Order Status Updates By Text Message" Apple Bitch 8:20 AM
  • "Apple launches 'Apple Notifications', offers text message updates on orders in the US and Canada" The Next Web 8:57 AM
  • "Apple store goes offline; greeting goes international: The traditional English message has been augmented with the addition of the message in 17 languages." CNET News 7:16 AM
  • "Russian hacker battles with Apple to keep in-app purchase exploit alive" BGR 1:51 PM
  • "NCR Turns the iPad Into a Cash Register" AllThingsD 8:09 AM
  • "Earliest known photos of an Apple iPad prototype"  Network World 9:11 AM
  • "Photos emerge of 2004 iPad prototype" MSNBC 9:39 PM
  • "Alleged photos of early iPad prototype surface" CNET News 1:48 PM
  • "Apple founder Wozniak spends night answering fan's questions" Macworld UK 8:11 AM
  • "Skyhook Says It Can Help Apps With Persistent Location Sharing Sans Battery Drain" AllThingsD 7:18 AM
  • "Tim Cook May Be On The Fancy, A Rival To Pinterest" Business Insider 3:32 PM
  • "AT&T announces simplified shared bucket data plans for late August" 9 to 5 Mac 8:08 AM
  • "The iPad has revolutionized the NFL" CNET Reviews 9:20 PM
  • "Former Apple retail chief seeks to 'bear hug middle America': Former Apple Retail Chief and current JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson says it's too early to call brick-and-mortar retail shopping a dinosaur." CNET News 2:28 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Shared-data plans push you to buy more: Get the facts on AT&T's new data plans, find out what's next for the Nook, and behold a bat signal for the Internet." CNET News 4:39 PM
  • "DailyMotion Launches Cloud Video Streaming Platform" PC Magazine 11:49 AM
  • "Skyhook Says Its New Location-Tracking Tech Won't Drain Phone Batteries" Wired 1:56 PM
  • "Dropbox brings in outside team to investigate spam run: European users are complaining they've receive casino-related spam on email addresses they only use for Dropbox" IDG News Service 10:34 AM
  • "O2 offers compensation after network failure" BBC 10:22 AM
  • "Marissa Mayer must define Yahoo's raison d'être" Reuters Breakingviews [Free Registration Required] 11:07 AM
  • "Taking charge at Yahoo is just part of her story" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:18 AM
  • "Analysts await new Yahoo CEO's strategy after dull results" Reuters 10:13 AM
  • "Verizon presses LTE advantage, adds 33 new markets" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "Google preps launch of 1Gbps broadband network: Google is preparing to launch its 1 gigabit per second fiber-based broadband network in Kansas City." CNET News 2:51 PM
  • "Google Provides Update on Nexus 7 Ship Dates" PC Magazine 11:49 AM
  • "Check Point Plans to Release Document Security Software" IDG News Service 11:51 AM
  • "ASML Forecasts Second-Half Sales Drop On Weaker Chip Demand" Bloomberg 9:58 AM
  • "Ericsson Hurt by Slow Carrier Spend Outside U.S." [Paid Membership Required] 9:35 AM
  • "AT&T To Roll Out New Shared Data Plans Up To 20GB Beginning Late August" TechCrunch 1:09 PM
  • "AT&T's shared data option bumps up data fees" Reuters 10:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's Office 15 intro comes without iPad flavor: Microsoft's new version of Office is primed and ready for tablets and other touch devices, but that probably won't include Apple's iPad." CNET News 7:16 AM
  • "The Olympics and is Software too Cheap?" Your Mac Life 1:47 PM
  • "Introducing Macworld's iPhone Photography Superguide" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "New iPhone on track for fall release, 4G LTE and NFC confirmed, final production starts later this summer"  BGR 8:51 AM
  • "Next-gen iPhone cases come rolling in [Gallery] 9 to 5 Mac 8:23 AM
  • "More iPhone 5 cases surface that look just about right" iDownload Blog 8:51 AM
  • "Case makers bet on taller 4" screen for Apple's next iPhone" AppleInsider 8:52 AM
  • "A Wide Variety Of iPhone 5 Cases Are Now Available, All Show A Taller, More Slender iPhone Is Coming" TechCrunch 1:48 PM
  • "iPads And Downturn Hammer Intel PC Chip Sales" Sky News 7:37 AM
  • "IPads Cannibalizing PC Sales --Macs, Not So Much" MacNews 9:10 AM
  • "Apple granted 'the mother of all smartphone software patents'" Fortune 8:10 AM
  • "Broad UI Patent Adds To Apple's Ammunition in War Against Archnemesis Android" Forbes 10:59 AM
  • "Apple Patents Mobile Lists, Method to Make a Graphic Disappear; Plans More Suits" DailyTech 2:28 PM
  • "Chrome Takes Its First Bite Out Of iOS Browser Usage" App Advice 8:23 AM
  • "Thousands line up at Foxconn plant to produce Apple's iPad Mini?" CNET News 10:14 AM
  • "Foxconn ramps up hiring ahead of next-gen iPhone launch" iDownload Blog 8:22 AM
  • "iOS 6 brings Complete My Album directly to the Music app, making it easier to discover new tracks" 9 to 5 Mac 9:40 AM
  • "10 new features in iOS 6 you probably don't know about" It's All Tech 8:22 AM
  • "Optimizing PowerBook G4 Performance, TenFourFox May Run Faster with NoScript, and More" Low End Mac 4:40 PM
  • "Apple Update Improves Power Consumption for MacBook Air & Pro" The Mac Observer 9:06 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Propel Man For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:48 AM
  • "Inspector Gadget's MAD Dash For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:48 AM
  • "Demolition Master: Project Implode All For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:48 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "Apple Mac Pro Buyer's Guide -6 And 4 Core Models... Up To $100 Off New Models" MacReviewZone 9:08 AM
  • "Apple AirPort Express Base Station Price Tracker -Up To $30 Off -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:41 AM
  • "iPad Accessories Buyer's Guide -Best Selling Apple iPad Accessories -From $2 To $300" MacReviewZone 7:41 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:30 AM

  • "The 2012 MacBook Pro Review" AnandTech 1:52 PM
  • "Best iPad Keyboards Reviewed: Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard, ClamCase, Apple, ZaggFolio" ABCNews 10:28 AM
  • "Portable Seagate Backup Plus A Great MacBook Air Companion" MacNews 9:10 AM
  • "Geneva Model XS portable Bluetooth speakers review" AppleTell 8:27 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "UMSkinCheck iPhone app for skin cancer self exams" Gizmag 9:43 PM
  • "iPad App Allows Single Sign-On For Enterprise Apps: OneLogin's iPad app also lets enterprise users tab between multiple SaaS apps using one interface. Netflix is an early customer." InformationWeek 11:11 AM
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: RichText Edit for the iPad -At Last!" The Mac Observer 4:38 PM
  • "Twisted Beginnings: I'm trying out 'Twist,' an iOS app that I didn't know existed an hour ago. Just a minute after hearing about it and downloading it, I started hoping that I wind up using it every day of my life. It was just released this morning." Andy Ihnatko's Celestial Waste of Bandwidth 10:47 AM
  • "Always Late? Twist App Will Provide Friends With Your ETA" PC Magazine 12:31 PM
  • "Comedy Central's Indecision Game Review: Sometimes voting can be tough but playing a satirical video game based on voting is always easy." 148Apps 3:20 PM
  • "Doodle Fit 2: Around The World Review/A charming and enjoyable jigsaw/tangram game that's sensibly priced." 148Apps 11:12 AM
  • "Stickman Snowboarder Review: Stickman Snowboarder is a racing sports game where players must perform multiple tricks to successfully make it to the end of each level." 148Apps 10:17 AM
  • "Metal Slug 3 Review: A classic, over the top arcade and NeoGeo shooter makes its iOS debut." 148Apps 9:29 AM
  • "World Series of Poker Review: This is the kind of game that makes you want to take a seat at the table and ante up in a big way!" 148Apps 8:32 AM
  • "How to uninstall the iOS in-app purchase hack from your device: If curiosity got the best of you and you installed the iOS in-app purchase hack, here's how to clean your device up and set things back to normal, should you have a change of heart." ZDNet 2:09 PM
  • "iOS 6 Set for Fall Debut: 10 Reasons to Upgrade Sooner Rather Than Later" eWeek 11:08 PM
  • "How People Actually Use The iPad: Results From Our Exclusive Survey" Business Insider 9:45 PM
  • "iPad prototype spotted, looked positively fat" UberGizmo 9:43 PM
  • "Sprint to offer free FaceTime over wireless" AppleInsider 9:40 PM
  • "Sprint Won't Charge Customers for FaceTime Over Cellular" MacRumors 9:40 PM
  • "Will Apple murder the iPhone? Analysts Horace Dediu and Gene Munster debate the future of the smartphone and its creator during the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo." CNET News 9:21 PM
  • "EPEAT Reassessing Ultrathins In Wake of Apple Flip-Flop" The Mac Observer 9:06 PM
  • "Senator Criticizes DOJ's Apple Publishing Antitrust Suit"  The Mac Observer 4:14 PM
  • "Apple's iPad, iPhone, iPod: What's in a Name? The 'iPad Mini' could do more harm than good to the iPad brand. So why not make it a big iPod Touch?" CIO 3:34 PM
  • "Hidden Dimensions: The iPad, Magazines, SciFi & Our Preconceptions" The Mac Observer 2:09 PM
  • "Will Apple post U.K. notice that Samsung 'did not copy' iPad?" Fortune 4:15 PM
  • "Apple Must Advertise That Samsung Didn't Copy the iPad" Mashable 3:34 PM
  • "Apple patent ruling: Apple must admit Samsung doesn't copy iPad" BGR 1:51 PM
  • "Apple: What Lithium-Ion Battery Limits Could Mean For iPhone 5" Forbes 1:49 PM
  • "5 Benefits of a Thinner iPhone with In-Cell Display Technology" Techland 1:48 PM
  • "Watch out, Apple, HTC is coming for you" BetaNews 12:36 PM
  • "Truth about Siri, Android voice search, and the tech that powers them" BGR 12:34 PM
  • "Why Google's Nexus 7 Makes The Case For An iPad mini Compelling – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 12:11 PM
  • "Apple Shifts Tablet Strategy?" GuruFocus 10:18 AM
  • "The Exceptional iMac G4: Ten years later/A decade after its debut, we remember what made this flexible Mac special" Macworld 10:18 AM
  • "Tech gigs: iOS apps, HTML5 in; SEO, social media, .Net out" ZDNet 9:50 AM
  • "Dear Apple – Let Me Tell You Where To Stick Your MagSafe 2 Plug" Shelly Palmer 9:29 AM
  • "Steve Jobs secretly admired Mark Zuckerberg too much to try and compete" Electricpig 8:27 AM
  • "U.S. Judge rejects redaction requests filed by Apple and Samsung" UberGizmo 8:20 AM
  • "Secrecy bid in Apple vs Samsung lawsuit denied" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "The Ridiculous Launch of the iPhone App Store: When iOS gaming was young." IGN 8:08 AM
  • "AT&T and Verizon Shared Data Plans Compared" Tapscape 12:14 PM
  • "AT&T's shared data plans: not the savings we hoped for/Solo tablet and smartphone owners face higher prices, little gain with new plans." Ars Technica 11:33 AM
  • "AT&T CEO Waffles on 3G FaceTime Charges" Tapscape 10:14 AM
  • "No Really: AT&T CEO May Actually Consider Charging For FaceTime" AppleBitch 7:41 AM
  • "NFC isn't ready for prime time: A cashless society is coming. When is anybody's guess." Fortune 2:29 PM
  • "Smartphone Shoppers Prefer Larger Displays: T-Mobile USA says 77% of consumers prefer devices with screens larger than 4.5 inches. Where is the real sweet spot?" InformationWeek 2:57 PM
  • "20 awesome office gadgets and must-haves" ZDNet 2:00 PM
  • "Has Facebook started its inevitable decline?" TG Daily 1:17 PM
  • "Check out this G.A.U.N.T.L.E.T. typing glove" TG Daily 1:16 PM
  • "Unlike Verizon, AT&T Gives New Customers A Choice With Mobile Share Plans" TechCrunch 1:08 PM
  • "AT&T releases shared data plans. How do they stack up against Verizon's?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 1:52 PM
  • "How to become a BYOD guru" InfoWorld 11:14 AM
  • "Cloud computing is not IT's enemy" InfoWorld 11:13 AM
  • "Great open source map tools for Web developers: A rich ecosystem of free maps, free data, and free libraries give developers excellent alternatives to Google Maps" InfoWorld 11:12 AM
  • "Bringing Sexy Back to Hardware" CRM Buyer 10:51 AM
  • "Whatever happened to fuzzy logic?" EE Times 10:49 AM
  • "New York leads in H-1B demand: Brookings report, which examines regional use, recommends commission to advise Congress on skilled immigration policy" Computerworld 10:34 AM
  • "Facebook Needs a Mobile Business Model Now" Forbes 10:01 AM
  • "Opening Blackberry Messenger To Other Platforms - A Way Out For Research In Motion?" Seeking Alpha 10:00 AM
  • "Why did Marissa Mayer leave Google?" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 2:38 PM
  • "Get busy, Marissa: Pregnant CEO has one long to-do list" New York Post 11:46 AM
  • "Wall Street to Yahoo's Mayer: Why bother?" MarketWatch 9:44 AM
  • "Chrome already nabs 1.5 percent of iOS browser market" CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "Google Seals Its Reputation for Minting Tech Executives" [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
  • "The phone is dead: Have our mobiles outgrown their purpose?" Electricpig 10:16 AM
  • "Office 2013: Can Complexity and Touch Get Along?" Tech.pinions 10:14 AM
  • "RIM, do we really need to paint a picture?" YMP Now 7:37 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Paragon NTFS & HFS+ Beta lets Android users work with Mac and Windows media" PC & Tech Authority 11:09 PM
  • "Subatomic Studios' 'Fieldrunners 2' Launches on App Store" MacRumors 11:08 PM
  • "Become The Beach Boss in New Game from Chocolapps" prMac 9:04 PM
  • "Form vs. Function: Wood Shell and KidSafe Cases for iPhone 4S" Wired 1:57 PM
  • "New Xbox Interactivity Comes to iOS" 148Apps 11:12 AM
  • "ChargeCard: USB cable for iPhone that fits in your wallet" CNET Reviews 10:14 AM
  • "QUAN: Apple Products Could Revolutionize Robotics" Business Wire 9:42 AM
  • "New Cable Jive dockBoss+ adds greater flexibility with iOS speaker docks" Insanely Great Mac 9:40 AM
  • "VestGuard UK Ballistic cover will protect your iPad from tablet-related gunplay" Engadget 8:55 AM
  • "Need to Keep the Kids Busy This Summer? Check Out These Outdoor-Themed Games" PadGadget 8:30 AM
  • "Optrix XD Sport – Wide-Angle iPhone Action Sports Case" Canadian Reviewer 8:27 AM
  • "Creating a 3D concert light show that can be played anywhere and controlled with an iPad" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Location sharing iOS app Twist officially released; Android version in development" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Hard Disk Style Back Cover for iPhone 4 / 4S" USBfever 7:45 AM
  • "Challenging and Addictive New Guessing Game App WhatThe Now Available" prMac 10:31 AM
  • "Can't Say That! iPhone's Newest Social Word Game" prMac 10:31 AM
  • "Bankr 1.0 - A Simple and Smart Personal Finance App for iOS" prMac 8:33 AM
  • "Picture Frames 1.0 released for iOS - Frame Your Best Life Moments" prMac 8:33 AM
  • "Can't Say That! iPhone's Newest Asynchronous Word Game" prMac 8:33 AM
  • "A 3D Speedometer App that frees memory and speeds up your iPhone" prMac 8:32 AM
  • "Grub Olympx available on the Apple App Store for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Award-winning iPhone app Mooklet now have new Social Gallery feature" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "RationalPlan 4.0 - A Brand New Design" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Packing Pro Tops App Charts Around the World" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Oflow 1.0 for iOS - 100 Ways to Enhance Creativity and Experience Flow" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "First Day of School Countdown - Mark Off the Days in a Fun Loving Way" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Berry Rush 1.0 for iOS - Berry Picking App Game" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Roxy the Star: Preschool Math 1.0 for iOS - Math Made Fun" prMac 7:43 AM
  • "Troll Touch Announces Summer Special Pricing and Rewards" prMac 7:43 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM second quarter EPS beats Street, revenue falls short: IBM posted second-quarter revenue of $25.8 billion and net earnings of $4.1 billion as the technology and consulting company benefited from strong demand for software services but was hit by currency effects." Reuters 3:37 PM
  • "IBM Q2 Sales Miss, But Profits Beat; Ups Guidance; Shrs Rise" Forbes 3:37 PM
  • "IBM's Q2 earnings strong, revenue light" ZDNet 4:24 PM
  • "IBM Sees Earnings Jump, Raises Outlook: IBM reported that second-quarter earnings per share rose 11% from a year ago, although revenue was down 3%, to $25.8 billion, and the company did raise its forecast for the full year to $14.40 a share from $14.27." WSJ Blogs 3:36 PM
  • "I.B.M. Delivers Solid Quarterly ProfitsI.B.M. Delivers Solid Quarterly Profits" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:39 PM
  • "IBM Raises Annual Forecast After 2Q Beats Estimates" [Video Report] Bloomberg 3:36 PM
  • "IBM Q2 Rev Misses, EPS Beats; Raises Year EPS View" Barron's 3:36 PM
  • "Preview of IBM's Earnings Report on Wednesday" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:54 AM
  • "Microsoft performance expected to be strong" MarketWatch 2:32 PM
  • "Microsoft ignored tip that it botched browser choice in Windows 7 SP1: May have avoided wrath of EU antitrust regulators if it had paid more attention to a user's question last year on its own support site" Computerworld 10:35 AM
  • "Will Microsoft's Changes To The Architecture Of Skype Make It Easier To Snoop?" Forbes 10:02 AM
  • "Microsoft aims to improve touch-screen typing for Windows 8" V3 1:24 PM
  • "3 reasons business will like Office 2013: As the changing Microsoft environment pushes IT to Office 2013 readiness, business will discover neat capabilities" InfoWorld 11:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's 'Napa' toolset readied for Office apps: The browser-based technology is intended for Microsoft's Cloud App Model, which combines Web technologies and cloud services within Office and SharePoint" InfoWorld 11:14 AM
  • "Windows Phone Growing Slowly: Will Only Be 4% Of U.S. Smartphone Sales In 2012 Says Strategy Analytics" TechCrunch 1:09 PM
  • "4 Percent Windows Phone Market Share in 2012: Sad or Progress?" PC Magazine 11:49 AM
  • "Microsoft Mulls a Stylus for Any Screen: Adding a camera to a stylus could let it interact with any device—even one without a touch screen." Technology Review 1:11 PM
  • "Dell Gives Linux Laptops Another Chance" TechCrunch 1:09 PM
  • "Quanta lands HP 2013 orders for 18 million notebooks, says newspaper" DigiTimes 10:49 AM
  • "HP Cloud Object Storage promises 99.95% monthly uptime rate" ZDNet 2:08 PM
  • "Oracle's Hurd brims with confidence about SaaS, social, and cloud" Network World 11:13 AM
  • "Project Jigsaw delayed until Java 9: Oracle exec says Project Jigsaw technology has been deferred until 2015 with release of Java SE 9" InfoWorld 11:13 AM
  • "Oracle announces its first scalable, entry-level tape library: The new library replaces three previous models" Computerworld 10:34 AM
  • "Oracle plugs 88 security holes across an array of products" V3 1:24 PM
  • "Intel Cuts 2012 Forecast As U.S., Europe Fail To Rebound" Bloomberg 9:49 AM
  • "Analysts see weak PC demand hurting Intel margins" Reuters 9:49 AM
  • "Intel's outlook soothes antsy investors" Reuters 2:55 PM
  • "Intel CEO Otellini promises $699 ultrabooks by fall: 140 svelte laptops in the pipeline, 40 'touch-enabled'" The Register 1:20 PM
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