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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, July 19, 2012
 

 

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Monday Highlights: Are iOS and OS X declining in quality? According to Forbes' Anthony Wing Kosner the answer is yes, and that's a problem for "Apple's future growth and retention"; two conflicting reports: one saying Apple to dominate wearable tech sector, the other that consumers are not get sold on the Apple Watch, in fact consumer interest has been "steadily declining"; those participating in Yosemite beta program can now upgrade to version 10.10.2 beta; Amsys begins series on hidden features in Yosemite; Apple Gazette shows how to customize notification center in Yosemite; CNET looks at how Apple's polish returned in 2014 thanks in part to blockbuster iPhone 6; Michelle Quinn at the San Jose Mercury News wonders why Apple's Health app did not include features for women, specifically menstrual cycle tracking; Walt Disney World begins accepting Apple Pay beginning this holiday season, additional reports in our General Interest section; Steve Wozniak looking to settle down in Australia as retirement nears; according to DigiTimes Apple supply chain is beginning preparations for new MacBook Airs and the Apple Watch; iFixit has a how-to for those needing to solder parts while repairing electronics.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "The iPad Mini: Why Now Is the Perfect Time for a Small Apple Tablet"  Wired 7:45 AM
  • "Pressure mounts on Justice Dept. to drop Apple e-books suit: Sen. Chuck Schumer (Dem., NY) is the latest to suggest that Obama's DOJ got this one wrong"  Fortune 8:08 AM
  • "Made in America: Apple's supply chain increasing US production" AppleInsider 8:36 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Samsung execs this week to discuss patent issues"  The Next Web 7:44 AM
  • "Appeals court once again denies stay of preliminary injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1"  Foss Patents 4:46 PM
  • "Apple ordered to apologise to Samsung, could look like this"  Crave @ CNET 8:10 AM
  • "Apple to appeal order it should publish 'Samsung no iPad copycat' spot"  Computerworld 8:17 AM
  • "Judge: Apple must run ads saying Samsung DIDN'T copy the iPad" The Register 8:09 AM
  • "UK court forces Apple to run ads telling world Samsung didn't copy iPad design" V3 8:41 AM
  • "Judge Tells Apple to Advertise Legal Win for Samsung" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:11 PM
  • "Apple Must Run Samsung Ads" Forbes 9:07 AM
  • "Apple must run 'Samsung did not copy iPad' ads" Reuters 8:17 AM
  • "Apple must declare Samsung not copycat" CNET News 4:49 PM
  • "Judge readies Apple-Samsung patent feud for trial" Silicon Valley 11:12 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Android comments barred from Apple-Samsung trial" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Judge: jury won't hear Jobs's 'thermonuclear' comments against Android" Ars Technica 11:28 AM
  • "HTC Files Counterclaim Against Apple in US Court" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:20 AM
  • "Apple building new, smaller data center in Maiden: Site plans gives details of construction, more potential growth" ["According to Apple's design plans on file with Catawba County, the new 21,030-square-foot data center, also referred to as a 'tactical' data center, will store clusters of servers. Permits filed with the county list the cost of the new 11-room data center at $1,885,129."]  Hickory Daily Record 10:37 AM
  • "Apple plans high-security data center in Maiden, N.C.: New 21,000-square-foot 'tactical' data center is being built adjacent to the company's massive 500,000-square-foot data center." CNET News 7:43 PM
OS X
News
  • "IT groups petition Apple to 'fix' Bonjour protocol: Petition asks changes to Zeroconf protocol for iOS, Mac networking" Network World 1:03 PM
  • "Microsoft gives Mac users cold shoulder with Office 365 deals" Computerworld 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Expands iTunes Movies in the Cloud to Over 35 New Countries [Updated] MacRumors 4:46 PM
  • "Apple Now Requires High-Res 10241024 Icons For Every Mac OS X App" Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Wi-Fi dropouts in OS X possibly from power conflicts: While Wi-Fi dropouts in OS X are sometimes from misconfigured Wi-Fi adapters, they may also be from how the system is managing power to the Wi-Fi cards." CNET Reviews 6:22 PM
  • "Apple releases fix for increased power consumption in new MBP and MBA" ZDNet 8:21 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Prepare Your Mac for Mountain Lion" Lifehacker 1:10 PM
  • "Pros and Cons of Using iCloud" Mac|Life 3:56 PM
  • "Portrait Professional 10 review" Macworld UK 10:18 AM
  • "Review: Sibelius 7 notation software for Mac and PC" MacNN 8:34 AM
  • "Review: Little Snitch 3 two-way firewall for Macs" IT.Enquirer 7:50 AM
  • "Quickly Hide a File in Mac OS X Using chflags" OS X Daily 9:19 PM
  • "Copying content to Android devices from a Mac" Macworld 10:26 AM
  • "Review: A Mac Timer For Repetitive Activities (take your Mac with you to the yoga class)" Mac 360 8:03 AM
  • "Two Easy Ways To View Keynote Files Without Owning Keynote [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:48 AM
  • "Force Empty Trash in Mac OS X When File is Locked or In Use" OS X Daily 3:56 PM
  • "Script to delete huge sparsebundle images" Mac OS X Hints 10:11 AM
  • "How to Recover from a Beige G3 Startup Error" Low End Mac 7:47 PM
  • "Until Your Mac Can Be Controlled By Voice Recognition, There's Always Clapping" McSolo 8:03 AM
  • "Finally, A New Mac Text Editor To Get Excited About (everything, including the price tag)" NoodleMac 8:03 AM
  • "4 Mac Audio Notes Apps For Students In The Classroom And Employees In Meetings" Mac 360 8:03 AM
  • "An Improved Way To Stop Hackers, Malware, And Big Brother From Breaking 'Out' Of Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 8:03 AM
  • "The Mac App That Gives You A Better Way To Backup Critical Files Online" TeraTalks 8:03 AM
Op/Ed
  • "In The Name Of Progress: How Apple Is Killing The Mac (as we know it)" Mac 360 1:01 PM
Press Releases
  • "CloudPull 2.1.2" TidBITS 4:45 PM
  • "Heroku Releases Free PostgreSQL App for OSX" TechCrunch 2:03 PM
  • "Byword For Mac Gets Awesome Retina Display Update" Apple Bitch 1:04 PM
  • "Evernote For Mac Now Includes Activity Stream, Retina Support" Macgasm 8:42 AM
  • "Red Giant and CrumplePop Launch Vintage Camera Looks for FCP X" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Run your own fashion shop in Dress Up Rush on Mac" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Nattress Video Scrapbook Released for FCP, Motion and AE" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Mac Time Billing App PandaWare TimeCache Upgraded to 9.0" prMac 7:49 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Ads on iPhone make the most money for advertisers, says report" CNET News 6:22 PM
  • "Google bids to take Apple's tablets: For the first time since the iPad's launch, there's a real rival in town. Matt Warman reports on Google's Nexus 7 and the rise of the seven-inch tablet."  Telegraph 8:31 AM
  • "The Olympics becomes second most valuable brand, beaten only by Apple" Macworld UK 8:23 AM
  • "Sprint commits to no additional charge for 3G FaceTime" iPodNN 8:34 AM
  • "Sprint Commits to Free 3G FaceTime, AT&T & Verizon Stall" The Mac Observer 10:49 AM
  • "Verizon drops a hint on a possible Q4 iPhone 5 launch: Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo gives a potential time frame for the launch of the next version of Apple's smash-hit phone." CNET News 10:18 AM
  • "Verizon iPhone Sales Are 2.7 Million Units, Down 16% On A Quarterly Basis" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Verizon sells 5.9 million smartphones, 2.7 million iPhones in Q2" The Next Web 8:48 AM
  • "Buyers of Latest iPad More Likely to Use It for Business" AllThingsD 8:06 AM
  • "Usage Stats show the new iPad is more business-like" GigaOM 8:45 AM
  • "How people use their iPads: Two new surveys" Fortune 9:15 AM
  • "Apple's Launches the New iPad in China to Short Queues and No Chaos" The Next Web 9:23 PM
  • "Apple Uses Reservation System for IPad Sales in China to Avoid Skirmishes" IDG News Service 8:09 AM
  • "Apple rolls out anti-scalping reservation system in China for the first time, as new iPad orders go live" The Next Web 7:45 AM
  • "Apple using reservation system in China iPad launch to thwart scalpers" iDownload Blog 7:47 AM
  • "Apple's ex-retail guru details lessons from Apple Stores: Claims that in-store retail isn't dead and suggesting that online shopping won't keep growing forever." Macworld UK 8:23 AM
  • "Apple's former retail boss Ron Johnson knew Apple had a great future back in 2000" iDownload Blog 2:59 PM
  • "Apple finally grabs apple.co.uk – after just 16 years" The Register 8:00 AM
  • "The Domain 'Apple.co.uk' Goes Live For Apple" Apple Bitch 8:04 AM
  • "Bitdefender's iOS privacy app yanked from the App Store" CNET News 3:13 PM
  • "Bitdefender's Clueful iOS App Pulled From App Store" The Mac Observer 7:39 PM
  • "Apple's former retail boss Ron Johnson knew Apple had a great future back in 2000" iDownload Blog 2:59 PM
  • "Like Apple? So Do Thieves: iPhones and laptops are thieves' items of choice, Inman Park residents told." East Atlanta Patch 7:42 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Nintendo superfan buys $12,000 cartridge" TG Daily 1:46 PM
  • "3D and 2D at the same time: Some people love 3D TV; and some can't stand it. But a new invention means that it's possible for people to watch programs in 2D and 3D at the same time." TG Daily 1:45 PM
  • "Wearable Computer Pioneer, Dr. Steve Mann, Releases New Photo Supporting His Assault Claim Against McDonald's" TechCrunch 1:40 PM
  • "Raspberry Pi gets dedicated 'Raspbian' OS to boost performance: Tweaks and CPU floating point" Techworld 12:58 PM
  • "Mozilla Closes Security Hole in Firefox's New Tab Window" PCWorld 12:55 PM
  • "Shuttleworth talks up Ubuntu 12.10, growing acceptance of Linux on desktop and Ubuntu Unity" ZDNet 2:27 PM
  • "Teen gamer dies after 'Diablo 3' binge" MSNBC 12:29 PM
  • "'Giant' Samsung is first 75-inch LED-lit LCD TV" MSNBC 12:25 PM
  • "Cisco kid arrives in VCE saddle after EMC/VMware kerfuffle" The Register 1:50 PM
  • "Qualcomm's smartphone chip shortage continues" BBC 10:40 AM
  • "Android Attackers Launch Fake App Market: Malicious apps include a fake version of Skype that surreptitiously sends text messages to premium-rate numbers, racking up charges to the user and revenue for the cybercriminals." InformationWeek 10:23 AM
  • "RIM updates developer tools ahead of BlackBerry 10 launch" Reuters 10:22 AM
  • "Aereo's founder has broadcast TV in a headlock--now what? (Q&A)" CNET News 10:18 AM
  • "Google launches SMS version of Gmail in Africa" ZDNet 2:31 PM
  • "Android Jelly Bean SDK released to public: Google provides the full development kit for Android 4.1 as well as some tips and tricks for working with the new software" Network World 11:51 AM
  • "Nexus 7 UK launch marred by confusion and failed deliveries" ZDNet 2:30 PM
  • "Google expected to show earnings gain: Analysts foresee messy report with Motorola results tucked in" MarketWatch 9:48 AM
  • "Fairchild Semi results miss estimates on weak PC demand" Reuters 10:21 AM
  • "Cypress Semi Q2 profit drops 88%; revenue down" MarketWatch 9:48 AM
  • "CEO Elop Hints Nokia Will Be 1st To Windows Phone 8, Weighs In On China And Android" TechCrunch 1:40 PM
  • "Nokia promises 'something amazing' on Sept. 7" CNET News 10:16 AM
  • "Atlassian taps ex-Microsoft exec as chairman" GigaOM 9:21 AM
  • "iSpeech develops a Siri for our living rooms" GigaOM 1:27 PM
  • "Microsoft Patent Focuses on Rich Business Tools for Tablets" Patent Bolt 11:30 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Carriers Charging For FaceTime Over 3G? Listen To Us Nerd-Rage On Our All-New CultCast" Cult of Mac 9:20 PM
  • "Live! AT&T Shared Data Plans, Day Z, EPEAT Repeat, Online backups, plus more!" Insanely Great Mac 8:02 PM
  • "iMore show 303: Apple vs. Samsung, iOS 6 vs. Android.com" iMore 1:10 PM
  • "Ted Landau on Life After Sandboxing" MacNotables 11:23 AM
  • "Objective-C and Cocoa: The core of solid iOS apps/Jon Manning and Paris Buttfield-Addison share their insight on what's new with Objective-C and Cocoa" O'Reilly Radar 8:41 AM
  • "Podcast: How to Use Apple Airport Utility 6.0" Amsys 7:59 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "iPhone 5 AT&T specs -- nano-SIM card confirmed"  BGR 8:48 AM
  • "Apple grabs AMD Trinity genius John Bruno"  SlashGear 7:41 AM
  • "Apple increases focus on processor technology with appointment of former AMD system architect" The Next Web 8:24 AM
  • "iPhones shipments expected to reach 20-25 million in 3Q12, say sources" DigiTimes 8:30 AM
  • "Images from Apple's 'Android killer' Patent 8,223,134: A close look at all the details from Apple's major new patent and what it means for rival smartphone manufacturers" Macworld UK 8:23 AM
  • "Is Apple stepping up fight against IAP exploit with UDIDs?" iDownload Blog 8:30 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 6 3D Maps are straight from C3 Technologies, some interesting notes" 9 to 5 Mac 1:28 PM
  • "19% Of iOS Apps Access Your Address Book Without Your Permission... Until iOS 6 [Report] Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "18.6% of apps still collecting address book data ahead of Apple's iOS 6 data isolation privacy initiative" 9 to 5 Mac 8:57 AM
  • "September 21st looms for iPad Mini as Apple offers new iPad 3 promo" Tap For Mobile 8:04 AM
  • "iPad prototype had bigger screen, was 1-inch thick" CNET News 8:44 AM
  • "Apple's Huge 2002 Prototype IPad Revealed" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:18 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Patents Show Tweaks Coming to OS X Dock & Finder" Patently Apple 11:30 AM
  • "Apple Patents Beef up iDevice Security against Malicious Code" Patently Apple 8:23 AM
  • "Filings detail Apple's plans to improve support for hearing impaired users" AppleInsider 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Eyes Improved 'Hibernation,' Power Conserving Methods" MacNews 10:36 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Shark Dash For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:33 AM
  • "Mini Wars For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:33 AM
  • "FlipShip For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:33 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:07 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:07 AM
  • "Apple Display Buyer's Guide -Up To $150 Off Apple 27 ' Thunderbolt Display" MacReviewZone 8:58 AM
  • "iPod Nano Buyer's Guide -Up To $30 Off Current Models... New, Closeout, Refurbished, Used And Discounted" MacReviewZone 7:52 AM
  • "Top Selling Mac Accessories -$11 to $999... Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:52 AM
  • "Best Selling iPhone Accessories -From $5 To $250 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:42 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Apple iPhone 4S (Cricket Wireless)" PC Magazine 10:15 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 4S (Virgin Mobile)" PC Magazine 10:15 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 4 (Cricket Wireless)" PC Magazine 10:15 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 4 (Virgin Mobile)" PC Magazine 10:15 AM
  • "AppleTV Is The Best Tool For Delivering Live Wireless Video Presentations" Forbes 10:11 AM
  • "Shootout: Apple Laptops vs Mac Pro rendering Premiere Pro CS6 Video effects" Bare Feats 3:56 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface vs New iPad" T3 9:15 AM
  • "Good Call iG1 Review" Mac|Life 1:07 PM
  • "LifeProof case for iPhone 4/4S review (black)" CNET Reviews 5:04 PM
  • "Kill the Clutter With ScanSnap S1300i" Wired 10:46 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Flight+ has a ton of flight tracking tools: You can use it to track flights, but the Flight+ app for iPhone and iPad has a lot more to please frequent travelers and airline geeks." CNET Reviews 4:47 PM
  • "Readdle Scanner Pro for iOS review" Macworld UK 8:42 AM
  • "Mortgage Calculator by Quicken Loans for iPhone review" iMore 7:49 PM
  • "Cinemassacre Videos for iPad review: Beware what you wish for" iMore 7:50 PM
  • "Pocket (Formerly Known As 'Read It Later') – [Review] RazorianFly 8:34 AM
  • "Hollywood-Backed Social Video Sharing App Vyclone Launched" PC Magazine 1:04 PM
  • "Amazing Alex HD Review" Mac|Life 8:44 AM
  • "Appidemic: Crystal Caliburn II pinball for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:37 AM
  • "'Crash Birds Islands' Review - A Ruffled Journey" Touch Arcade 1:28 PM
  • "Mad Cows Review: Mad Cows is a physics-based puzzle game that takes inspiration from Angry Birds, adding in a turn-based online multiplayer mode." 148Apps 1:27 PM
  • "Connect Poker Review: A fun twist on the popular card game, but also quite expensive for what it is." 148Apps 1:10 PM
  • "Fieldrunners 2 Review: The best tower defense game out there, bar none." 148Apps 11:16 AM
  • "SoulCraft Review: Unfussy and uncomplicated quick-fire Action-RPG" 148Apps 10:15 AM
  • "Tone Sphere Review: The impressive graphics and simple game play make this 3D rhythm game a must-have." 148Apps 9:16 AM
  • "Checkmark Review: Providing location and time aware reminders quickly and cleanly." 148Apps 8:41 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To Download Any File In Google Chrome For iOS" Redmond Pie 8:53 AM
Tips
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iPad Mini Not Likely to Follow New iPad's Enterprise Success" CIO 9:20 PM
  • "iPad maxi? Apple's original iPad was an inch thick, may be a decade old" Tap For Mobile 9:06 PM
  • "Cassandra: Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 8:12 PM
  • "US Court of Appeals denies Samsung's second request for stay regarding Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction" Edible Apple 6:49 PM
  • "Are Google and Apple Out of Ideas?" CNBC 6:22 PM
  • "Apple's Mark of Shame" [Video Report] Bloomberg 6:22 PM
  • "What Apple Propaganda Looked Like 15 Years Ago: The 1997 MacAdvocate CD-ROM" SplatF 4:46 PM
  • "iPhone 5 creates 'mother of all handset pauses'" MarketWatch 2:59 PM
  • "Google's Data Advantage Over Apple's Siri" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:03 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone is starting to look dull"  BGR 11:27 AM
  • "How the iPad changed the NFL" TUAW 11:16 AM
  • "Judge says Steve Jobs' anti-Android remarks not admissible during trial" Edible Apple 1:21 PM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Windows Phoney baloney" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:11 AM
  • "Marissa Mayer is not facing a Steve Jobs-type opportunity at Yahoo" BetaNews 1:06 PM
  • "5 things Yahoo's Mayer can learn from Steve Jobs: New CEO has rare chance to turn the company around" MarketWatch 10:10 AM
  • "Dear Notification Center, Do I Really Have To Compare You Unfavorably To Android?" App Advice 10:09 AM
  • "The PC is the Titanic and the Tablet is the Iceberg. Any Questions?" Tech.pinions 10:09 AM
  • "Tablets are Changing the Tech Market Forever" TabTimes 10:09 AM
  • "Apple Has Gone 'Beleaguered' To Top Dog --But Can't Rest" MacNews 9:19 AM
  • "Apple accused of misleading EU customers about warranties" TUAW 9:16 AM
  • "Apple To Repeat On The EPEAT: Reversing a recent decision, Apple will conform to Electronic Products Environmental Asset Tool standards, or EPEAT, after all. Larry Greenemeier reports." Scientific American 9:22 PM
  • "Apple's EPEAT Flip Floppery: Maybe Genius, More Likely Just Dumb"  MacNewsWorld 8:48 AM
  • "What the Next-Generation iPhone Might Look Like Based on Current Rumors" iSource 8:41 AM
  • "BGR: Apple's Next-Generation iPhone Has Not Yet Entered Production" RazorianFly 8:34 AM
  • "Facebook Pages Manager Is Now Optimized For iPad ... Or Is It?" App Advice 8:33 AM
  • "HTC Uses Newly Acquired HP Patents to Countersue Apple" The Mac Observer 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Ordered to Admit Samsung Didn't Copy the iPad" Tapscape 2:03 PM
  • "Apple Ordered to Say Samsung Did Not Copy iPad" PC Magazine 9:16 AM
  • "Idiot Anti-Apple Judge In U.K. Is Blind And Deaf And Physically Disabled" PixoBebo 7:52 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Even at $699, Ultrabooks are still overpriced" ZDNet 2:32 PM
  • "Will Cellphone Chips Rule the Cloud?" Wired 2:21 PM
  • "Ouya is betting gamers want Android games in the living room, but do they?" TG Daily 1:46 PM
  • "How to protect young kids from inappropriate Internet" tecca 12:26 PM
  • "10 technologies shaping the future of IT" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 11:51 AM
  • "Maritz's VMware Legacy Defies Doubters: Maritz's competitive style led VMware to dominance in virtualization. You can bet that his new role as EMC chief strategy officer won't be a ceremonial one." InformationWeek 11:49 AM
  • "I Went to Camp at Google+ (And All I Got Was This Animated GIF)" Wired 2:20 PM
  • "How to make your Nexus 7 not suck" ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "Brookings H-1B report draws criticism" Computerworld 11:03 AM
  • "Help! These data share plans are too confusing (FAQ)" CNET News 10:18 AM
  • "Only Android can refloat Nokia's sinking ship" ZDNet 2:30 PM
  • "Nokia is listing heavily -- but it's not done yet" CNET News 10:16 AM
  • "With Mayer at Helm, Will Geeks Give Yahoo a Second Glance?" Wired Magazine 2:20 PM
  • "How can Yahoo be saved?" CNN 11:30 AM
  • "One question no one is asking about Yahoo's new CEO" InfoWorld 11:51 AM
  • "Marissa Mayer hinted at what she'll do at Yahoo -- in 2010" CNET News 10:16 AM
  • "The password you can use without knowing it" New Scientist 9:19 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "A Demigod Named Siri" MacMost 10:26 AM
  • "In case you're wondering what's on my iPod right now, it's Tim Cook" Macenstein 8:40 AM
  • "After UK Judge's Ruling, We Obtain 'Draft' Of Apple's Notice For iPad v. Galaxy Tab" TechCrunch 8:26 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Never Go without an iPhone Charger with the Chargecard: A Kickstarter-funded iDevice-charger that fits in your wallet." IGN 6:46 PM
  • "Turn iPhone into wide-angle action sports camera" CNET News 3:14 PM
  • "OWC announces SSD uprades for MacBook Air" CNET News 3:13 PM
  • "iHome's iP76 3-foot tall LED Color Changing Speaker Tower dock now available" Engadget 2:59 PM
  • "Judge your iPad by its literary masterpiece book cover: Turn your Kindle Fire into 'Slaughterhouse-Five' and your iPad into 'Atlas Shrugged' with Out of Print's real hardcover-bound cases." CNET News 2:04 PM
  • "Going for the gold: Apps with Olympic aspirations" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:04 PM
  • "Solar Power for Latest Retina Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Laptops" PowerBook Central 1:02 PM
  • "iRhino 3D version 1.3 now available from McNeel" Architosh 1:01 PM
  • "Decanter Allows Anyone to Easily Create Interactive Storybooks" Wired 10:47 AM
  • "my Travel Assistant, the iOS App for Travelers Simplifies Expense Tracking During International Travel and More!" PRWeb 9:20 AM
  • "Enterproid Announces Divide Now Available For Apple iOS" PRNewswire 9:20 AM
  • "Cowae's Newest Product, iCan Will be on the Market Earlier Than the... -- HONG KONG, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ --" PRNewswire 9:20 AM
  • "Lost, Vulnerable, or Just Stuck? New iPhone App Lets You Call4Help" PRNewswire 9:20 AM
  • "Enterproid's 'Divide' Mobile Platform Arrives On iOS To Keep Personal And Professional Profiles Separate" TechCrunch 9:16 AM
  • "Ikea Adds Augmented Reality to 2013 Catalog" Mashable 9:16 AM
  • "Sensopia to announce MagicPlan 2.2 and the release of a full-blown editor." Sensopia 9:08 AM
  • "Rechargeable, Portable Battery Can Power 10 iPhones" Mashable 8:49 AM
  • "Web discovery engine Trapit launches iPad app — but it's not another Flipboard" paidContent 8:27 AM
  • "Don't Call It A News Reader: Trapit Launches Content Browsing App For The iPad" TechCrunch 8:27 AM
  • "This iPhone Case Holds RFID Cards, So You Don't Have To" Mashable 8:18 AM
  • "Vyclone, an L.A. start-up, launches video-combining iOS app" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Hollywood-Backed iOS App Vyclone Pioneers Social Filmmaking" Gizmodo 7:49 AM
  • "Stickman Stunt Boat Released" prMac 1:28 PM
  • "WildJunket Magazine Launches its New App" prMac 1:28 PM
  • "Anton Hultdin releases Samurai Rush on iTunes App Store" prMac 1:01 PM
  • "IPEVO's KA-01 iPad Folio Now Available in 5 Colors" prMac 10:14 AM
  • "Web Express! Offline Page Reader for iPad" prMac 10:14 AM
  • "Ultimate iPhone App for Dog Lovers Gets Major Upgrade" prMac 9:16 AM
  • "Another Way 2Play announces the release od Pinball City Paris" prMac 8:34 AM
  • "Goodnight ABC reinvents the ABCs" prMac 8:34 AM
  • "Pinball Crystal Caliburn II for iOS now available on the App Store" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "TheNote 3.0 for iOS: Multimedia, All-In-One, Record and Task Management" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Long awaited Penguin Wings 2 is released – for free" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Guess That Flag - Learn All the Nation's Flags in Time for the Olympics" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Ethervision Launches Scriblist, A Creative Photo Sharing App for iPhone" prMac 7:49 AM
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Computer Industry
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  • "Microsoft completes Yammer deal: Open arms to the Office team" ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "Microsoft: It's All About Windows 8" TheStreet 9:35 AM
  • "Tech Investor Says Windows 8 Almost Unusable on PCs" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:01 AM
  • "Former Oracle president unconvinced by Microsoft's Windows 8 strategy" V3 1:57 PM
  • "Microsoft readies Wedge Mouse, Wedge Mobile Keyboard for Windows 8 launch" ZDNet 2:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Office and Office 365: A Deeper Dive" PC Magazine 12:34 PM
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  • "Bing Maps updated with high-resolution imagery" CNET News 10:18 AM
  • "Bing and Google extend social networking integration in search" Techworld 1:43 PM
  • "Microsoft Hires Pollster Penn To Lead Consumer Initiatives" Bloomberg 10:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Hires Former Hillary Clinton Advisor Mark Penn" Forbes 2:57 PM
  • "Microsoft, Juniper issue guidelines in coding consortium for safer applications" Network World 1:42 PM
  • "Oracle scales back plans for Java 8: Cuts out Jigsaw, aims for two-year release cycle" The Register 1:54 PM
  • "Oracle's Fifth Deal of 2012 Is for Skire" AllThingsD 2:58 PM
  • "Oracle Buys Skire Assets For Cloud Foothold: Skire's cloud services will complement Oracle Primavera project portfolio management software for capital planning, construction, and maintenance." InformationWeek 10:25 AM
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  • "Oracle to buy Menlo Park software company Skire" Silicon Valley 1:12 PM
  • "Oracle to buy privately held Skire" Reuters 9:57 AM
  • "Oracle tries to bust out of storage also-ran box" The Register 1:50 PM
  • "Oracle won't patch zero-day hole in Database" ZDNet 2:29 PM
  • "IBM Boosts Profit Forecast After Quarter Tops Estimates" Bloomberg 9:51 AM
  • "IBM Raises Profit Outlook" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Dell's software strategy: Focus on mid-sized businesses, emerging markets" ZDNet 2:27 PM
  • "HP-sponsored Enyo framework hits cross-platform release" ZDNet 2:32 PM
  • "Intel to release 8 series chipset in April 2013" DigiTimes 11:25 AM
  • "AMD preps low-power x86 Jaguar core for tablets" TG Daily 1:46 PM
  • "Cloud computing needs better contracts: EC" Reuters 10:00 AM
  • "FCC: ISPs Actually Delivering Advertised Broadband Speeds" PC Magazine 12:34 PM
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  • "Uncle Sam Wants To Secure Your Smartphone: Draft NIST guidelines update cell phone and PDA security rules for the Android and iOS era." InformationWeek 10:23 AM
  • "Can the U.S. patent system be saved? Most observers hold out little hope for a process that favors deep pockets, even with recent reforms." Computerworld 11:03 AM
  • "IDC: Semiconductor Market Growth Muted by Global Economic Concerns" eWeek 11:28 AM
  • "Tech Earnings Season: What to Expect" [Video Report] TheStreet 2:44 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Value Investing With Apple's Competitors" Seeking Alpha 9:47 AM
Industry News
  • "Gains from eBay, IBM, Qualcomm lift tech stocks: Microsoft, Google, AMD gain ground ahead of quarterly reports" MarketWatch 5:05 PM
  • "S&P 500 Rises To Two-Month High On Earnings Amid Fed Bets" Bloomberg 2:37 PM
  • "IBM Gives Dow a Lift, But Data Weigh" FOXBusiness 11:48 AM
  • "Stocks Push Higher Despite Gloomy Data" TheStreet 5:06 PM
  • "Stocks 'stuck in limbo'" CNNMoney 2:38 PM
  • "S&P 500 Reaches Two-Month High On Earnings As Oil Gains" Bloomberg 2:38 PM
  • "Stocks Log 3-Day Rally, Led by Techs; MS Falls" CNBC 5:06 PM
  • "Tech Rally Boosts U.S. Stocks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:06 PM
  • "Stocks poised for an early bounce" CNNMoney 9:21 AM
  • "Canada stocks gain, wholesale sales beat estimates" MarketWatch 2:48 PM
  • "U.K. stocks trade up but retail sales disappoint: Vodafone, BG Group and Kingfisher shares weigh on London market" MarketWatch 2:39 PM
  • "Asian Stocks Head for Biggest Gain Since June on China, U.S." Bloomberg 9:51 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Tech shares, banking sector climb in Asia" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "European Stocks Close Higher" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:39 PM
  • "European Stocks Advance as Earnings Beat Analysts' Estimates" Bloomberg 9:50 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Upbeat earnings inspire gains for Europe stocks" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:40 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:40 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 5:07 PM
  • "Morning MarketBeat: Tech Rebound Poised to Continue" WSJ Blogs 9:57 AM
  • "Intel Pointing the Way for Chip Stocks" TheStreet 9:58 AM
  • "Telecom Stocks: Nokia rises on Lumia sales; Verizon slips/Sales of Windows Phone device double, though questions remain" MarketWatch 2:45 PM
  • "5 Resilient Tech Stocks Unscathed By Antitrust Concerns" Seeking Alpha 9:58 AM

 
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