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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, July 20, 2012


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Friday Highlights: Jury in the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finds the South Korean company must pay $539 million to Apple in damages—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; in other legal news, court documents reveal Apple did actually know "iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models" concerning touch disease; several articles at Triangle Business Journal cover Apple's close ties with Research Triangle Park, asking if area is actually ready for larger Apple presence, seeing possible revolution in area tech community with Apple's decision; Low End Mac warns of using SATA III drives in a Mac only equipped to handle SATA II; Jon Collins catches up with the creators of Mellel word processor for Mac; Apple blocks Steam app on iOS meaning you can no longer enjoy PC games on your iDevice, Killian Bell at Cult of Mac calls ban "silly".

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  • "Sen. to DoJ: Get Off Apple's Case or Risk Creating a Monopoly/New York Senator Charles Schumer has spoken up in regard to the U.S. Department of Justice's case against Apple and book publishers over an alleged conspiracy to fix e-book prices. Pursing the case, Schumer said, will prove to be counterproductive. In his view, prosecuting Apple and its partner publishers will serve more to create a monopoly than eliminate one."  MacNewsWorld 8:33 AM
  • "Why Apple Stands Apart From the Competition"  Tech.pinions 10:09 AM
  • "Four Super-Charged Apple Catalysts Going into Year End...psst It is Not Just the Mini iPad"  Forbes 8:10 AM
  • "Apple's Winning Retail Strategy" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:52 AM
  • "Ni Hao, Siri! Apple Woos Asia, In Two Charts"  NPR 1:10 PM
  • "Apple's latest iPad makes low-key debut in China"  Reuters 8:13 AM
  • "Apple's new iPad launches in China with short queues and no chaos" The Next Web 8:13 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung Patent Fight Draws Blood: Apple and Samsung were each handed victories and defeats in court this week ahead of a patent trial scheduled to begin July 30." InformationWeek 9:44 AM
  • "Judge Koh rejects Samsung's additional claim construction proposals ten days before trial" Foss Patents 5:05 PM
  • "Judge denies two more Samsung proposals ahead of jury trial" AppleInsider 9:29 PM
  • "Thermonuclear Threat Defused in Apple-Samsung Case" AllThingsD 8:13 AM
  • "Munich court to decide on Apple's overscroll bounce patent in Motorola case on August 9" Foss Patents 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Profits Will Prove Analysts Wrong Again" Money Morning 4:08 PM
  • "FY 12 Third Quarter Results Conference Call" ["Where: Via conference call. The dial-in number for press is (877) 616-0062 (toll-free) or (719) 219-0039. Please enter confirmation code 691025. When: Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 2:00 p.m. PDT/5:00 p.m. EDT"] Apple 8:34 AM
  • "Russian hacker strikes again with new 'free in-app purchase' exploit for Mac apps on OS X" The Next Web 9:22 PM
  • "In-App Hacker Back At It, This Time With OS X" Cult of Mac 9:23 PM
  • "Sparrow + Google: We're excited to announce that Sparrow has been acquired by Google!"  Sparrow 11:13 AM
  • "Google buys Sparrow, current apps will not get any new features"  The Verge 12:00 PM
  • "Sources: Google's Sparrow purchase cost under $25 million, will bring 'beauty' to Gmail" The Verge 12:55 PM
  • "Google Acquires iOS/Mac Email Client Sparrow" TechCrunch 11:24 AM
  • "Google Acquires Sparrow to Improve Gmail for Apple Devices" AllThingsD 12:54 PM
  • "'Sent with Sparrow,' no more" The Verge 4:11 PM
  • "Is a Better iOS Gmail App Coming? Google Buys Sparrow" Wired 4:11 PM
  • "Uh Oh: Google Is Buying Sparrow" Techland 12:54 PM
  • "Google acquires Sparrow, the star third-party iOS and Mac email client, will integrate into Gmail" 9 to 5 Google 11:23 AM
  • "Google snatches up Sparrow team to work on Gmail" CNET News 11:47 AM
  • "Sparrow's Awesome Email Clients Are Now Property of Google" Gizmodo 11:27 AM
  • "Google Buys Sparrow Email App: A Trojan Horse for Google+?" ReadWriteWeb 11:27 AM
  • "Google acquires hot iOS & Mac e-mail client Sparrow" VentureBeat 11:27 AM
  • "Sparrow flies into Google's roost as email app gets acquired" GigaOM 2:09 PM
  • "Microsoft backtracks on Macs and Office 365: Now says that Office for Mac will be offered 'at no additional cost' to subscribers of Office 365 pay-as-you-go plans" Computerworld 10:50 AM
  • "OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion to launch July 25th?" AppleTell 8:24 AM
  • "Apple's new patent hints at Collaborative Media Production with Final Cut Pro" 11:46 AM
  • "Apple Granted Patent for Final Cut Pro Collaborative Editing" Patently Apple 12:20 PM
  • "Try Firefox OS, Mozilla's iOS Competitor, Now On Your Mac" Cult of Mac 10:05 AM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/We answer questions about upgrading to Mountain Lion and setting up backups on an internal hard drive." CNET Reviews 9:21 PM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Two iTunes Match problems" Macworld 3:51 PM
  • "How To prepare your Mac for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Apple's next major operating system upgrade is just around the corner, making the upcoming days a perfect time to prepare." CNET Reviews 8:25 PM
  • "Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: using iCloud as the smart, automated way to store documents" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "Fireworks CS6 mobile design focus forms linchpin of new strategy" Macworld 8:35 AM
  • "Personal Capital web-based financial management tool" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Become a Spotlight Super User" Mactuts+ 8:33 AM
  • "MacMost Now 737: The Color Picker" MacMost 11:11 AM
  • "List Your Mac's Entire Download History At Once [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:32 AM
  • "5 Ways You'll Love The App That Rips DVDs To Your Mac" Mac 360 8:07 AM
  • "How To Supercharge Your Photo Collection With A Free Mac Collage Creation Tool" McSolo 8:06 AM
  • "The Secret Ingredient You Need To Delete Apps Completely From Your Mac" NoodleMac 8:08 AM
  • "How To Narrate What's On Your Mac's Screen And Record It All As A Movie" BohemianBoomer 8:08 AM
  • "Try The Mac Photo And Movie Management And Viewing App That Tops iPhoto" Mac 360 8:08 AM
  • "How Your Mac Can Help You To Type Faster Than You Can Really Type" TeraTalks 8:07 AM
  • "TUAW Origin Stories: Party Doodles" TUAW 9:02 PM
  • "Got A New Mac? Here's How To Get Mountain Lion For Free" Cult of Mac 3:12 PM
  • "Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Apple's iCloud, And The Future Of Document Storage" Mac 360 12:53 PM
  • "'Sacrifice another goat! iCloud is Apple's biggest failure before Google/Open ... and Shut For a company that prides itself on craftsmanship and a beautiful user experience, Apple's cloud services continue to be more than a blemish on the company's reputation. They are a serious black hole."  The Register 11:46 AM
  • "Apple's new patent: Final Cut Pro X is a platform" alex4d 11:46 AM
  • "How The Mac App Store Changed How I Take Digital Photos" PixoBebo 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft's First Quarterly Loss Ever, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Coming July 25?, and More" Low End Mac 2:12 PM
Press Releases
  • "Bring OS X Lion's Mission Control Window Preview Feature to Windows" Lifehacker 4:12 PM
  • "Firefox 15 Beta For Windows, OS X, Linux Now Available For Download" Redmond Pie 3:49 PM
  • "Mireth Technology updates Shredit X for Mountain Lion - Version 6.0.3 released" Mireth Technology 12:53 PM
  • "SyncMate 4 Beta press release: iCloud, Yahoo!, BlackBerry, Google Drive support is added!" Eltima Software 10:08 AM
  • "VLC 2.0.3 improves Mountain Lion, Windows 8 support" BetaNews 9:02 AM
  • "Jumsoft's Template Set for MS Word Available on the Mac App Store" prMac 8:48 AM
  • "Coherent Graphics updates Proview PDF Editor for the Mac to Version 1.5" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "H&R Block offers Mac, iPad tax lodgement -at a price" iTWire 8:05 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iOS remains more lucrative than Android, study finds: Advertisers are willing to pay more for ads on the iPad than on the iPhone, but both mobile devices top Android"  IDG News Service 8:39 AM
  • "Video: Why the new iPad launch drew such short lines in China" Fortune 8:16 AM
  • "Reservation System Yields Orderly Launch of New iPad in China" MacRumors 9:01 AM
  • "This Is How the Chinese Handle an IPad Launch" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Pulls Off Low-Key New iPad Launch in China" PC Magazine 11:00 AM
  • "Apple's iPad: China's debut, lacking the fireworks" ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "China market: Apple begins marketing New iPad" DigiTimes 8:22 AM
  • "The New iPad Launches In China Without Incident" TechCrunch 8:38 AM
  • "Facebook acquires iOS and Mac developer Acrylic, makers of Wallet and RSS reader Pulp" The Next Web 1:08 PM
  • "Apple boots privacy name-and-shame app Clueful from store" The Register 8:03 AM
  • "Apple pulls Bitdefender's privacy app Clueful" TUAW 5:57 PM
  • "Today's big iTunes Match, Cloud expansion also adds support for Twentieth Century Fox films" AppleInsider 5:04 PM
  • "20th Century Fox Movies Now Included in iTunes in the Cloud" MacRumors 2:08 PM
  • "HBO deal ends Fox blackout on iCloud" paidContent 7:09 PM
  • "Apple brings Itunes movies in the cloud to the UK" The Inquirer 8:04 AM
  • "iTunes movies come to the cloud in the UK: Why the delay?" Electricpig 8:23 AM
  • "Portland Design Commission OKs Apple Store Design" ifoAppleStore 8:33 AM
  • "Airline replaces in-flight entertainment units with iPads" Macworld UK 8:29 AM
  • "Ashton Kutcher looks eerily like Steve Jobs in on-set snaps" Crave @ CNET 8:16 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "A Plea to Fix Firefox: Mozilla must fix the ever-crashing Firefox browser before it's too late." PC Magazine 4:11 PM
  • "In First, Software Emulates Lifespan of Entire Organism" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:09 PM
  • "SMS gets synchronized in the cloud" TG Daily 1:36 PM
  • "Analyst: Game consoles will be de-throned by connected TVs" TG Daily 1:36 PM
  • "No News Is Good News? Dropbox Says No Intrusions Found, Investigation Continues" TechCrunch 1:29 PM
  • "Like what you see on TV? Buy it now.: New technology allows TV viewers to buy what they see on the screen -- without getting up from the couch." Fortune 11:08 AM
  • "Eidos Life President Ian Livingstone On The Future of Games, The Resale Issue, and Zombies" Forbes 11:06 AM
  • "Nexus 7 sees 'incredible demand', sells out at major retailers" ZDNet 2:21 PM
  • "Google Raises the Maps Bar" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:08 PM
  • "Google shakes up Android Jelly Bean to fend off malware meanies: Android Jelly Bean 4.1 promises to be more secure than previous versions of the Google's mobile OS." The Register 1:45 PM
  • "HTC confirms Android 4.1 update for One X, One S, One XL" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Groupiter makes workflow as simple as Dropbox" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Comcast reportedly prepping a 305 Mbps Internet service" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Marissa Mayer to Yahoo troops: 'Keep moving'" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:21 AM
  • "Electronic Arts Eyes India's Casual Gamers" [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
  • "John Martellaro Ponders Purrs & Patent Portfolios: John Martellaro, Senior Editor, Analysis & Reviews for The Mac Observer will chat with Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl LIVE on Saturday night, July 21 at 10 PM EDT on GCN Radio" The Mac Observer 7:45 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Laptop magazine's Avram Piltch, The Mac Observer's John Martellaro, and Macworld's Dan Frakes this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 6:48 PM
  • "The Future of Apple: A panel session at Fortune Brainstorm Tech" asymco 10:04 AM
  • "AT&T Shared Data Plans, Day Z, EPEAT Repeat, iMac updates? + more! (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 9:59 AM
  • "TUAW and MacTech interview: Southern Stars" TUAW 8:26 AM
  • "Another AMD engineer goes to Apple: Apple has an affinity for AMD chip engineers. The latest hire has lots of experience with graphics chips, an area that Apple is focusing on now with its A series processors." CNET News 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 6 does not have a virtual limit on apps: A claim that Apple's next major iOS release cannot handle more than 500 installed apps without crashing is under question." CNET News 4:12 PM
  • "iOS 6 limits the number of your apps, but fix is on the way" CNET News 8:04 AM
  • "iOS 6 may have the answer to how many apps are enough" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:23 AM
  • "Apple iOS6: You Can Have Too Many Apps" Forbes 2:34 PM
  • "Apple to close in-app purchase hack in iOS 6, offers interim fix: Apple has laid out a new support document that tells developers how to protect their apps from a hack that made in-app purchases free. The company also said it will be patched in iOS 6." CNET News 4:25 PM
  • "Apple Says In-App Purchasing Exploit Will Be Fixed In iOS 6, iOS Developers Given Temporary Fix" Cult of Mac 6:48 PM
  • "TV brands hope to profit off smart TV alliances" ["The sources said the alliances are also forming as Apple is preparing to release a smart TV. Due to Apple's influence in the market, the sources fear it will further dominate the smart TV market, which is estimated to reach a 40% penetration rate by 2014."] DigiTimes 10:53 AM
  • "Foxconn is reportedly aiming to acquire board seat at Sharp" DigiTimes 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Seeks to Trademark their Classic Startup Chime for Macs" Patently Apple 9:19 AM
  • "How Did Retina MacBook Pro Get EPEAT Gold?, Set Up a $300 Beater Mac Notebook, and More" Low End Mac 2:12 PM
  • "MacBook Pro Retina supply improving as both models now in stock at MacMall" AppleInsider 7:02 PM
  • "Is there a cure for a smelly Mac Pro?" The Guardian 8:23 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "ILLUSIA For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:27 AM
  • "Got Cow? For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:27 AM
  • "Deadlock: Online For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:27 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:05 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Up To $60 Off New Models -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:05 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices Up To $100 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 9:17 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 49 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:36 AM

  • "Touchfire overlay adds tactile feedback to your iPad keyboard" CNET Reviews 3:10 PM
  • "Broadway Gizmo Brings Live TV to Your IPad, IPhone" PCWorld 11:40 AM
  • "Reviews: Touchns The R* Case for iPad (3rd-Gen)" iLounge 1:50 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "MySMS: Sync & Send Texts From Across All Platforms" The Next Web 11:27 AM
  • "Edit Docs on Your iPad Using Microsoft Office Web Apps" PCWorld 11:40 AM
  • "New Habu iOS App Divvies Your Tunes Into Mood-Based Playlists" TechCrunch 12:13 PM
  • "Beautiful Chameleon Clock App Blends Your iPhone Or iPad Into Its Natural Environment" Cult of Mac 10:28 AM
  • "Watch Your Video Collection on the Road with These Video Streaming Apps" PadGadget 8:51 AM
  • "Appidemic: Scotland Yard for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:34 AM
  • "Big Win Baseball Review: Emphasis is on in-game currency, not baseball in flawed game" Macworld 1:57 PM
  • "Laugh Louder: An iOS App for Live UK Comedy" The Next Web 11:44 AM
  • "iOS Gems: Great Big War Game, The Act + The Dark Knight Rises Article" iLounge 2:09 PM
  • "Batman Dark Knight Rises for iPad & iPhone review" Macworld UK 10:28 AM
  • "The Dark Knight Rises Review: Like Arkham City and Arkham Asylum? Keep playing those." 148Apps 9:36 AM
  • "Goal Defense Review: This mash-up of sports and tower defense might not always play fair, but it plays fun." 148Apps 1:09 PM
  • "Bridge The Gap 2 Review: Lemmings with pirates. Ahoy matieeeeeeee kersplat." 148Apps 12:20 PM
  • "Jelly Jumpers Review: Jelly Jumpers is a simple, addictive action game that will have players bouncing off the walls!" 148Apps 11:12 AM
  • "BLiP Review: A retro platformer with a retro level of challenge." 148Apps 8:36 AM
  • "Video Conversion for playing from iPod classic to TV" iLounge 1:10 PM
  • "iPhone Is Best Mobile Advertising Platform, Says Opera Software [Report] Cult of Mac 9:55 PM
  • "Particle Debris: The Mac No Longer Competes Against the PC" The Mac Observer 3:08 PM
  • "The Score: Android Beats Up IOS" Mobiledia 1:49 PM
  • "A Modular Apple Television? A Transparent Screen ITV?" MacNews 12:53 PM
  • "iPad Mini Not Likely to Follow New iPad's Enterprise Success" Network World 11:43 AM
  • "Do shared iPhone data plans help consumers?" TUAW 11:27 AM
  • "Verizon hints Fall iPhone 5 debut, cites 'rumor" Computerworld 11:14 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Bon voyage!" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:59 AM
  • "Why Apple Will Succeed In A World With More Mobile Devices Than People" Cult of Mac 9:51 AM
  • "Apple Roundup: iPad, eBooks, Mountain Lion" TheStreet 9:35 AM
  • "Samsung Loses Fight to Stop Galaxy Tab Injunction, Again" The Mac Observer 9:27 AM
  • "A closer look at US District Court Judge Lucy Koh" Edible Apple 9:01 AM
  • "iOS 6: How many betas will there be?" iMore 8:35 AM
  • "AT&T's new Mobile Share plan: Who wins and who loses" CNET News 4:26 PM
  • "Opinion: It's a trap! Beware carriers' new unlimited talk and text plans" ["Analysts who have studied the plans agree: If you aren't already on an unlimited talk and texting plan, shared data plans will actually cost you more money — often, a lot more money. Being for-profit businesses, carriers of course love pulling down more dough, but even more than that, they like the idea of getting you used to paying for unlimited talk and text. That's because talk and text deliver insane profit margins. It is a cash cow for carriers, and the cow's milk is running dry."]  Digital Trends 8:29 AM
  • "Got Butterfingers? Get A Nexus 7 Instead Of An iPad [Video] Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "First Thunderbird, now Sparrow? We need e-mail clients, please: CNET's Rafe Needleman hopes Google's acquisition of Sparrow doesn't spell the end of competition among desktop e-mail software vendors." CNET News 7:02 PM
  • "Data sharing plans may change our buying habits for tablets" ZDNet 2:21 PM
  • "The High Tech of Rural America: 9 Unusual Gadgets and Contraptions" Wired 2:05 PM
  • "The week in tech: 5 must-know things" USA Today 1:54 PM
  • "Acer Iconia Tab A700: Great Screen, Competitive Price – But Is It Enough?" Techland 1:53 PM
  • "Motorola May Be a Mistake for Google: Analyst" CNBC 3:02 PM
  • "The Nexus 7 is only missing one thing" ZDNet 2:21 PM
  • "10 Great Google Chrome Apps and Extensions" Techland 1:51 PM
  • "Top 10 high-flying women in technology" V3 1:54 PM
  • "The Ten Most Influential Women in Technology" Time 1:50 PM
  • "Has Nokia bottomed out? El Reg drills into the detail" The Register 1:46 PM
  • "Curious About Firefox OS? Run It on Your Desktop" PCWorld 11:39 AM
  • "How to Solve All Your Major Email Hassles" PCWorld 11:38 AM
  • "Samsung Focus 2 Review: Budget-Price, LTE-Enabled" HotHardware 11:27 AM
  • "Smartphones of Summer: The 12 Hottest Handhelds/The 12 best high-end smartphones available this summer season, from handset makers Samsung, Motorola, Apple, HTC, Nokia and more." [Slideshow] CIO 11:39 AM
  • "The 20 best tech wins of 2012 (so far)" [Slideshow] PCWorld 11:13 AM
  • "Who's embracing BYOD? Probably not who you think" InfoWorld 11:13 AM
  • "The Death of SEO: The Rise of Social, PR, and Real Content" Forbes 11:06 AM
  • "Yahoo Heroine Mayer Boards Ship Lost In Space: As dramatic narrative, it doesn't get much better than this. Here's why we must root for Yahoo's heroic young CEO to save the day." InformationWeek 11:11 AM
  • "Marissa Mayer Is Not The Exception - She Is The Norm" Forbes 11:06 AM
  • "How to save RIM. Really" Fortune 9:54 AM
  • "Facebook vs. Google? Maybe not" MarketWatch 9:45 AM
  • "How to save RIM: 'Pull a reverse Apple'" BGR 8:58 AM
  • "The Power Users Are Revolting" TechCrunch 8:38 AM
  • "How To Prepare Your Mac For Google's Acquisition Of Sparrow [Humor] Cult of Mac 5:03 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Kickstart Project Attempts To Bring Public Transit Maps Back to iPhone" Yahoo! News 9:21 PM
  • "iGills accessory turns iPhone into a dive computer, lets you film underwater" Engadget 3:10 PM
  • "Sports Illustrated Olympics iPad App Now Available" Techland 1:58 PM
  • "Kickstarter: FLASHr Wants To Make The iPhone's Bezel A Massive Notification Light" TechCrunch 1:35 PM
  • "OWC Announces Mercury Aura Pro – First Available High Performance Solid State Drive For All 2012 MacBook Air Models" MacPrices 1:09 PM
  • "Little Boxes concept turns your iPad into an interactive music box" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "Squarespace iOS app updated for v6 of web hosting tool" TUAW 8:33 AM
  • "Osmos gets its multiplayer update" TUAW 8:25 AM
  • "A Guy Walks Into A Bar And Starts The World's First Live App Development Project" App Advice 8:24 AM
  • "Retro Bluetooth Headset for iPhone 4 / 4S" USBfever 8:16 AM
  • "UrbanCyclr: Track and Explore" prMac 8:48 AM
  • "Onkaworks releases Canyon Rush - A New Runner for iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Swip 5.0 is available - See it, Share it, Done" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Boost Your Energy With New Inner Smile iPhone and iPad App" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Steamer 1.0 - Your guide to healthier cooking made even easier" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "300,000 Word Lovers Get Ready for New Word Jewels 2 on iOS" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "The Adventures of Slibby the Snail: The stolen food 1.0 for iOS" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Little Digits 1.0 - A Finger Counting Educational Game for iPad" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Gulpies 2.0 for iOS - An Action Puzzle Game with Furry Animals" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Derby Manager 1.0 Free for iOS - High Stakes, Horse Racing Sim + SNS" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Addictive Multiplayer Word Game Coming Soon to iPhone" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Tiger Software Solutions introduces Electric Bills 1.0 App" prMac 8:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell Software Head Swainson Aims For $5 Billion in Software Sales" AllThingsD 9:44 AM
  • "Dell Outlines Big Software Ambitions: Dell software chief John Swainson explains how Quest Software acquisition is key to Dell's big plans for security, systems management, and business intelligence software." InformationWeek 10:11 AM
  • "4 Ways Dell Is Becoming An Open Source Company" Seeking Alpha 9:51 AM
  • "Linux comes to ultrabooks: Dell to preload OS on XPS 13" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Compal lands 70% of Dell notebook orders for 2013" DigiTimes 10:50 AM
  • "Death of The PC Not The Death of H-P, Dell" TheStreet 9:51 AM
  • "Analysts positive on Microsoft despite first quarterly loss" Reuters 9:58 AM
  • "Microsoft A Victim Of Its Own Success: For all its cash and market advantages, Microsoft is a company in decline." InformationWeek 11:11 AM
  • "Microsoft's Market Share Drops From 93 Percent to 4 Percent" PC Magazine 11:36 AM
  • "Microsoft's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Decade" TechCrunch 1:29 PM
  • "Microsoft needs to prove it can be mobile" MarketWatch 2:53 PM
  • "Windows Phone 8 and Office 2013: When will we see them?" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Third time is the charm? Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 Reportedly launches in November" BGR 5:06 PM
  • "Microsoft sizes up its cloud: Microsoft says it has 4 trillion objects in its cloud, handles 270,000 requests per second" Network World 11:43 AM
  • "Microsoft: Azure now holds FOUR TREELLION objects" The Register 1:47 PM
  • "Microsoft open-sources Entity Framework: Code release of .Net application development tool is being handled by Microsoft Open Technologies" InfoWorld 11:13 AM
  • "Microsoft fixes 'big boobs' coding gaffe" BBC 10:31 AM
  • "IBM plans to axe staff in UK, Ireland despite hefty profits: Big Blue bottom line means 'workforce remix'" The Register 1:45 PM
  • "Lenovo CEO Yang doles out US$3m bonus to staff: Production line workers, receptionists, call centre workers and others score CEO cash" The Register 1:47 PM
  • "Lenovo chief gives his $3m bonus to lower-paid workers" ZDNet 2:23 PM
  • "NoSQL Rebels Aim Missile At Larry Ellison's Yacht" Wired Magazine 2:03 PM
  • "CentOS penguins maul Oracle's Linux migration pitch: Having tried, and failed, to kill Red Hat Linux with Unbreakable Linux, Oracle is now sneaking up on CentOS." The Register 1:46 PM
  • "Will Intel Figure Out the Device Market?" TheStreet 9:55 AM
  • "AMD Shares Crushed On Weak Q3 Outlook; Analysts Fret About Inventory, Intel" Forbes 2:57 PM
  • "AMD: Headwinds expected to continue" ZDNet 2:21 PM
  • "AMD pins its server hopes on SeaMicro technology - maybe in APUs" The Register 1:45 PM
  • "Barack Obama Takes on Cybersecurity: After years of courageously studying the matter, Congress has come up with a cybersecurity bill that's inoffensive enough that it may pass. If it does, don't expect it to make much of a difference. It's not like Washington really cares." InformationWeek 10:12 AM
  • "Obama warns US on cyber-threats: Cyber-attacks pose the 'most serious economic and national security' challenge America faces, said Barack Obama." BBC 10:31 AM
  • "EU gets tough with US tech groups" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:04 AM
  • "PHP creator Rasmus Lerdorf extolls language's modest start: PHP 5.5 may be out as early as the end of this year, PHP's principal maintainer states" Techworld 1:32 PM
  • "North America set to allow IPv4 address transfers to Asia: Letting users transfer their unused addresses outside the region could help to ease an IPv4 crunch in Asia" IDG News Service 11:42 AM
  • "IDC cuts growth rates in chip sales, how do others compare?" ZDNet 2:23 PM
  • "Even China can't halt PC sales decline: The powerhouse of the global PC market, the Asia Pacific region, has finally succumbed to economic volatility in other regions with Q2 shipments set to decline, according to analysts." The Register 1:47 PM
  • "Weak PC sales blamed on economic woes and mobile devices" BBC 10:31 AM
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Apple News
  • "Handicapping Apple's quarterly revenue and earnings: Q3 2012" Fortune 8:13 AM
Industry News
  • "Microsoft, AMD stand out as techs retreat: Tech Stocks: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 4:26 PM
  • "U.S. stocks fall as Europe fear overrides earnings: Friday losses eliminate July gains for Dow industrials and Nasdaq" MarketWatch 4:26 PM
  • "Stocks Sell Off as Spain Fears Grip Wall Street" FOXBusiness 2:42 PM
  • "S&P 500 Caps Biggest Drop In 1 Month Amid Spain Concern" Bloomberg 4:26 PM
  • "Stocks Close Positive Week on Down Note" TheStreet 4:27 PM
  • "U.S. stocks slide 1%, financials drag" CNNMoney 4:27 PM
  • "Spain Worries Weigh On U.S. Stocks" [Paid Membership Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Stocks headed for weak open" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "London shares pressured by Vodafone and Spain" MarketWatch 2:43 PM
  • "Asian Markets Pare Back Gains" [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Pare Weekly Gain on U.S. Data, China Property Curbs" Bloomberg 9:47 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks head lower, as Japan leads losses/Hong Kong, Sydney indexes up 2.9% this week; Shanghai down 0.8%" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "European Markets Fall" [Paid Membership Required] 2:44 PM
  • "European Stocks Decline, Trimming Seventh Straight Weekly Gain" Bloomberg 9:47 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks fall; Spain tumbles on debt worries/Vodafone falls after disappointing update; Heineken gains" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m" Associated Press 2:58 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:59 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies" CBS News 6:57 PM
  • "Top Tech Picks From a Hedge Fund Guru" CNBC 2:44 PM
  • "Best Chip Picks As Downside Risk Looms: MKM Partners likes Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom, EZchip and others." Barron's 2:52 PM
  • "A Squeeze in the Semiconductor Stocks?" Forbes 3:01 PM
  • "5 Tech Stocks That Could Leap On New Cloud Developments" Seeking Alpha 9:58 AM

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