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  • "Kodak Loses Patent Case Against Apple, RIM: Eastman Kodak Co. has lost a patent case against Apple Inc. and Research In Motion Ltd., dealing a blow to the onetime film giant's efforts to raise billions of dollars by selling off its intellectual property." [Paid Membership Required] 6:45 PM
  • "Kodak suffers blow as patent in Apple, RIM case is ruled invalid" CNET News 9:10 PM
  • "Why Apple TV is more than a hobby: Apple TV can complement a home entertainment system in more ways than one"  TechRadar UK 11:31 AM
  • "Apple may see iPhone 'speed bump': Wall Street expects sales to slow in June quarter ahead of iPhone 5"  MarketWatch 8:48 AM
  • "Which way will Apple move after Tuesday's earnings report? Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi and Bullish Cross' Andy Zaky offer sharply contrasting views"  Fortune 8:48 AM
  • "4 Reasons Apple Will Earn More Than $10.38 a Share" The Motley Fool 9:07 PM
  • "Google Says Some Apple Inventions Are So Great They Ought to Be Shared"  AllThingsD 10:11 AM
  • "Apple blasts Google for re-classing iPhone tech as 'standard'" SlashGear 11:31 AM
  • "Google admits failure in copying iOS, excuses its patent infringement with Communist rhetoric" RoughlyDrafted Magazine 5:32 PM
  • "Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility both appeal Judge Posner's ruling" Foss Patents 3:01 PM
  • "Apple, Google appeal Posner's toss-out of patent case/Both companies appeal Judge Richard Posner's dismissal ruling, which some have seen as a possible catalyst for a patent-system overhaul. Also: Google argues that tech that catches on with consumers should be seen by the courts as a de facto standard." CNET News 6:48 PM
  • "Where Microsoft Has 'More Taste' Than Apple"  Cult of Mac 11:00 AM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Climb every mole hill" Macworld 10:57 AM
  • "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 7/20
  • "Why Apple Stands Apart From the Competition"  Tech.pinions 7/20
  • "Four Super-Charged Apple Catalysts Going into Year End...psst It is Not Just the Mini iPad"  Forbes 7/20
  • "Apple's Winning Retail Strategy" [Video Report] Bloomberg 7/20
  • "Ni Hao, Siri! Apple Woos Asia, In Two Charts"  NPR 7/20
  • "Apple's latest iPad makes low-key debut in China"  Reuters 7/20
  • "Apple's new iPad launches in China with short queues and no chaos" The Next Web 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "Judge Koh rejects Samsung's additional claim construction proposals ten days before trial" Foss Patents 7/20
  • "Judge denies two more Samsung proposals ahead of jury trial" AppleInsider 7/20
  • "Thermonuclear Threat Defused in Apple-Samsung Case" AllThingsD 7/20
  • "Munich court to decide on Apple's overscroll bounce patent in Motorola case on August 9" Foss Patents 7/20
  • "Apple Profits Will Prove Analysts Wrong Again" Money Morning 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "iOS 'In-App Purchase' Hack Extended To Include Mac App Store Apps" Forbes 8:39 AM
  • "One step ahead of Apple, Russian hacker exploits Mac OS X in-app purchases" VentureBeat 10:11 AM
  • "Sparrow Bought by Google" TidBITS 5:33 PM
  • "Google Buys iOS, Mac OS X Email App Developer Sparrow" eWeek 10:43 AM
  • "Sparrow for Windows was 'just a few weeks away,' says developer" The Verge 6:53 PM
  • "Russian hacker strikes again with new 'free in-app purchase' exploit for Mac apps on OS X" The Next Web 7/20
  • "In-App Hacker Back At It, This Time With OS X" Cult of Mac 7/20
  • "Sparrow + Google: We're excited to announce that Sparrow has been acquired by Google!"  Sparrow 7/20
  • "Google buys Sparrow, current apps will not get any new features"  The Verge 7/20
  • "Sources: Google's Sparrow purchase cost under $25 million, will bring 'beauty' to Gmail" The Verge 7/20
  • "Google Acquires iOS/Mac Email Client Sparrow" TechCrunch 7/20
  • "Google Acquires Sparrow to Improve Gmail for Apple Devices" AllThingsD 7/20
  • "'Sent with Sparrow,' no more" The Verge 7/20
  • "Is a Better iOS Gmail App Coming? Google Buys Sparrow" Wired 7/20
  • "Uh Oh: Google Is Buying Sparrow" Techland 7/20
  • "Google acquires Sparrow, the star third-party iOS and Mac email client, will integrate into Gmail" 9 to 5 Google 7/20
  • "Google snatches up Sparrow team to work on Gmail" CNET News 7/20
  • "Sparrow's Awesome Email Clients Are Now Property of Google" Gizmodo 7/20
  • "Google Buys Sparrow Email App: A Trojan Horse for Google+?" ReadWriteWeb 7/20
  • "Google acquires hot iOS & Mac e-mail client Sparrow" VentureBeat 7/20
  • "Sparrow flies into Google's roost as email app gets acquired" GigaOM 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion to launch July 25th?" AppleTell 7/20
  • "Apple's new patent hints at Collaborative Media Production with Final Cut Pro" 7/20
  • "Apple Granted Patent for Final Cut Pro Collaborative Editing" Patently Apple 7/20
  • "Try Firefox OS, Mozilla's iOS Competitor, Now On Your Mac" Cult of Mac 7/20
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/We answer questions about upgrading to Mountain Lion and setting up backups on an internal hard drive." CNET Reviews 7/20
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Two iTunes Match problems" Macworld 7/20
  • "Fix Stuck Podcast, Music, and Video Downloads in iOS" OS X Daily 3:01 PM
  • "Append to Dropbox Note with Drafts App" Macdrifter 6:56 PM
  • "Hide Anything from Spotlight in Mac OS X with the Library Folder" OS X Daily 6:56 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 7/20
  • "Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: using iCloud as the smart, automated way to store documents" AppleInsider 7/20
  • "Fireworks CS6 mobile design focus forms linchpin of new strategy" Macworld 7/20
  • "Personal Capital web-based financial management tool" Macworld 7/20
  • "Become a Spotlight Super User" Mactuts+ 7/20
  • "MacMost Now 737: The Color Picker" MacMost 7/20
  • "List Your Mac's Entire Download History At Once [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 7/20
  • "5 Ways You'll Love The App That Rips DVDs To Your Mac" Mac 360 7/20
  • "How To Supercharge Your Photo Collection With A Free Mac Collage Creation Tool" McSolo 7/20
  • "The Secret Ingredient You Need To Delete Apps Completely From Your Mac" NoodleMac 7/20
  • "How To Narrate What's On Your Mac's Screen And Record It All As A Movie" BohemianBoomer 7/20
  • "Try The Mac Photo And Movie Management And Viewing App That Tops iPhoto" Mac 360 7/20
  • "How Your Mac Can Help You To Type Faster Than You Can Really Type" TeraTalks 7/20
  • "Sparrow's acquisition highlights the dangers of closed source" OSNews 6:35 PM
  • "Regarding reaction to the reaction to Sparrow being end-of-lined" iMore 2:43 PM
  • "The real reason we're upset about Sparrow's acquisition" Elezea 11:32 AM
  • "Why Google or Facebook Buying Your Favorite Startup Means It's Probably Toast" Techland 8:52 AM
  • "TUAW Origin Stories: Party Doodles" TUAW 7/20
  • "Got A New Mac? Here's How To Get Mountain Lion For Free" Cult of Mac 7/20
  • "Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Apple's iCloud, And The Future Of Document Storage" Mac 360 7/20
  • "'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 7/20
  • "Apple's new patent: Final Cut Pro X is a platform" alex4d 7/20
  • "How The Mac App Store Changed How I Take Digital Photos" PixoBebo 7/20
  • "Microsoft's First Quarterly Loss Ever, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Coming July 25?, and More" Low End Mac 7/20
Press Releases
  • "Tweetbot for Mac alpha updated with notifications, keyboard shortcuts, performance improvements" 9 to 5 Mac 1:14 PM
  • "Evernote updates Safari browser extension with auto-tag, shared notebook support" The Verge 9:12 AM
  • "Bring OS X Lion's Mission Control Window Preview Feature to Windows" Lifehacker 7/20
  • "Firefox 15 Beta For Windows, OS X, Linux Now Available For Download" Redmond Pie 7/20
  • "Mireth Technology updates Shredit X for Mountain Lion - Version 6.0.3 released" Mireth Technology 7/20
  • "SyncMate 4 Beta press release: iCloud, Yahoo!, BlackBerry, Google Drive support is added!" Eltima Software 7/20
  • "VLC 2.0.3 improves Mountain Lion, Windows 8 support" BetaNews 7/20
  • "Jumsoft's Template Set for MS Word Available on the Mac App Store" prMac 7/20
  • "Coherent Graphics updates Proview PDF Editor for the Mac to Version 1.5" prMac 7/20
  • "H&R Block offers Mac, iPad tax lodgement -at a price" iTWire 7/20
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "How a Cellphone's Case Can Imitate Its Maker" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:29 PM
  • "Opera says iOS is still top platform for mobile advertising" iDownload Blog 8:55 AM
  • "Seven Apple stories we liked around the Web this week: NFC on the iPhone, an app to find cancer, and more." Ars Technica 10:17 AM
  • "20th Century Fox movies now available in the iCloud" AppleTell 9:11 AM
  • "Australian airline to serve up in-flight entertainment via iPads" iDownload Blog 8:55 AM
  • "ESPN Explains How to Watch ESPN on the Web – If You're Paying for Cable" AllThingsD 8:57 PM
  • "Netflix, YouTube top apps for smart-TV users" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:45 AM
  • "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 7/20
  • "Video: Why the new iPad launch drew such short lines in China" Fortune 7/20
  • "Reservation System Yields Orderly Launch of New iPad in China" MacRumors 7/20
  • "This Is How the Chinese Handle an IPad Launch" [Video Report] Bloomberg 7/20
  • "Apple Pulls Off Low-Key New iPad Launch in China" PC Magazine 7/20
  • "Apple's iPad: China's debut, lacking the fireworks" ZDNet 7/20
  • "China market: Apple begins marketing New iPad" DigiTimes 7/20
  • "The New iPad Launches In China Without Incident" TechCrunch 7/20
  • "Facebook acquires iOS and Mac developer Acrylic, makers of Wallet and RSS reader Pulp" The Next Web 7/20
  • "Apple boots privacy name-and-shame app Clueful from store" The Register 7/20
  • "Apple pulls Bitdefender's privacy app Clueful" TUAW 7/20
  • "Today's big iTunes Match, Cloud expansion also adds support for Twentieth Century Fox films" AppleInsider 7/20
  • "20th Century Fox Movies Now Included in iTunes in the Cloud" MacRumors 7/20
  • "HBO deal ends Fox blackout on iCloud" paidContent 7/20
  • "Apple brings Itunes movies in the cloud to the UK" The Inquirer 7/20
  • "iTunes movies come to the cloud in the UK: Why the delay?" Electricpig 7/20
  • "Portland Design Commission OKs Apple Store Design" ifoAppleStore 7/20
  • "Airline replaces in-flight entertainment units with iPads" Macworld UK 7/20
  • "Ashton Kutcher looks eerily like Steve Jobs in on-set snaps" Crave @ CNET 7/20
Non-Apple News
  • "Dropbox says no evidence of hack in investigation of spam" IDG News Service 9:15 AM
  • "A Plea to Fix Firefox: Mozilla must fix the ever-crashing Firefox browser before it's too late." PC Magazine 7/20
  • "In First, Software Emulates Lifespan of Entire Organism" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/20
  • "SMS gets synchronized in the cloud" TG Daily 7/20
  • "Analyst: Game consoles will be de-throned by connected TVs" TG Daily 7/20
  • "No News Is Good News? Dropbox Says No Intrusions Found, Investigation Continues" TechCrunch 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "Eidos Life President Ian Livingstone On The Future of Games, The Resale Issue, and Zombies" Forbes 7/20
  • "Nexus 7 sees 'incredible demand', sells out at major retailers" ZDNet 7/20
  • "Google Raises the Maps Bar" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "HTC confirms Android 4.1 update for One X, One S, One XL" CNET News 7/20
  • "Groupiter makes workflow as simple as Dropbox" CNET News 7/20
  • "Comcast reportedly prepping a 305 Mbps Internet service" CNET News 7/20
  • "Marissa Mayer to Yahoo troops: 'Keep moving'" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7/20
  • "Electronic Arts Eyes India's Casual Gamers" [Paid Membership Required] 7/20
  • "eXtensions Podcast #2012 6 -The Bangkok-based eXtensions podcast based on the week's Cassandra columns and whatever else I throw in." eXtensions 11:38 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 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "The Future of Apple: A panel session at Fortune Brainstorm Tech" asymco 7/20
  • "AT&T Shared Data Plans, Day Z, EPEAT Repeat, iMac updates? + more! (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 7/20
  • "TUAW and MacTech interview: Southern Stars" TUAW 7/20
  • "Apple's iOS App Store Goes Down For Many Across the World" The Next Web 9:03 AM
  • "Apple suggests temporary fix for in-app purchase fraud" Crave @ CNET 8:41 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 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "iOS 6 limits the number of your apps, but fix is on the way" CNET News 7/20
  • "iOS 6 may have the answer to how many apps are enough" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7/20
  • "Apple iOS6: You Can Have Too Many Apps" Forbes 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "Apple Says In-App Purchasing Exploit Will Be Fixed In iOS 6, iOS Developers Given Temporary Fix" Cult of Mac 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "Foxconn is reportedly aiming to acquire board seat at Sharp" DigiTimes 7/20
  • "Apple Seeks to Trademark their Classic Startup Chime for Macs" Patently Apple 7/20
  • "How Did Retina MacBook Pro Get EPEAT Gold?, Set Up a $300 Beater Mac Notebook, and More" Low End Mac 7/20
  • "MacBook Pro Retina supply improving as both models now in stock at MacMall" AppleInsider 7/20
  • "Is there a cure for a smelly Mac Pro?" The Guardian 7/20
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "NOTE'd For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:32 AM
  • "The Rise of Atlantis HD (Premium) For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $6.99)" Apple Sliced 8:32 AM
  • "Wingsuit Stickman For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:32 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Up to $74 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 8:32 AM
  • "Best Selling Mac Scanners -From $100 To $496 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:32 AM
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Prices Range From $25 To $450 -Best Selling -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:32 AM
  • "ILLUSIA For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7/20
  • "Got Cow? For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7/20
  • "Deadlock: Online For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7/20
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/20
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/20
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Up To $60 Off New Models -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7/20
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices Up To $100 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 7/20
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 49 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7/20

  • "Why Google's Nexus 7 Tablet Is Hotter Than Apple's iPad" Forbes 8:43 AM
  • "Guitar Jamming: Audio interfaces for your iOS devices" GigaOM 7:43 PM
  • "The EDGE.sound pumps music in a stylish way" iDownload Blog 8:55 AM
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: Off the beaten path" Macworld 10:17 AM
  • "Noontec Zoro: A new high for $100 headphones?" CNET News 11:41 AM
  • "Touchfire overlay adds tactile feedback to your iPad keyboard" CNET Reviews 7/20
  • "Broadway Gizmo Brings Live TV to Your IPad, IPhone" PCWorld 7/20
  • "Reviews: Touchns The R* Case for iPad (3rd-Gen)" iLounge 7/20
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Manage Your Medicine Cabinet By Winning A Dosage Promo Code For iPhone" App Advice 6:57 PM
  • "Great Big War Games Is The Most Fun You Can Have At War – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 6:56 PM
  • "'Fieldrunners 2' Review - The iOS Tower Defense Classic is Back in a Big Way" Touch Arcade 12:12 PM
  • "The Great Cookie Thief - Starring Cookie Monster Review: Performance lags aside, this interactive ebook is a fun read" Macworld 11:43 AM
  • "MySMS: Sync & Send Texts From Across All Platforms" The Next Web 7/20
  • "Edit Docs on Your iPad Using Microsoft Office Web Apps" PCWorld 7/20
  • "New Habu iOS App Divvies Your Tunes Into Mood-Based Playlists" TechCrunch 7/20
  • "Beautiful Chameleon Clock App Blends Your iPhone Or iPad Into Its Natural Environment" Cult of Mac 7/20
  • "Watch Your Video Collection on the Road with These Video Streaming Apps" PadGadget 7/20
  • "Appidemic: Scotland Yard for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch" AppleTell 7/20
  • "Big Win Baseball Review: Emphasis is on in-game currency, not baseball in flawed game" Macworld 7/20
  • "Laugh Louder: An iOS App for Live UK Comedy" The Next Web 7/20
  • "iOS Gems: Great Big War Game, The Act + The Dark Knight Rises Article" iLounge 7/20
  • "Batman Dark Knight Rises for iPad & iPhone review" Macworld UK 7/20
  • "The Dark Knight Rises Review: Like Arkham City and Arkham Asylum? Keep playing those." 148Apps 7/20
  • "Goal Defense Review: This mash-up of sports and tower defense might not always play fair, but it plays fun." 148Apps 7/20
  • "Bridge The Gap 2 Review: Lemmings with pirates. Ahoy matieeeeeeee kersplat." 148Apps 7/20
  • "Jelly Jumpers Review: Jelly Jumpers is a simple, addictive action game that will have players bouncing off the walls!" 148Apps 7/20
  • "BLiP Review: A retro platformer with a retro level of challenge." 148Apps 7/20
  • "How to take spectacular photos of your car with your iPhone" iMore 6:57 PM
  • "Add Favorite Websites & Bookmarks to the iOS Home Screen" OS X Daily 3:02 PM
  • "Video Conversion for playing from iPod classic to TV" iLounge 7/20
  • "Steve Jobs Knew Apple Couldn't Compete in This Sector/There are some areas where Steve Jobs knew he shouldn't take Apple. He knew search was Google's turf, and even though Apple launched iAd for mobile advertising, which competes with Google, that was always primarily for the benefit for developers for app monetization." The Motley Fool 7:43 PM
  • "iOS is more profitable ad platform than Android, but for how long?" BetaNews 6:57 PM
  • "What happens to the iPod touch in a post-iPad mini world?" iMore 6:57 PM
  • "Google Praises Apple, Says Apple Should Share Its Inventions" iPhoneinCanada 3:29 PM
  • "Why the mini-tablet is the children's toy of the year: Small touch tablets will utterly dominate holiday gift sales to children this year, and will become as much a part of kids' culture as Barbie and LEGO."  Computerworld 8:46 AM
  • "iPhone Is Best Mobile Advertising Platform, Says Opera Software [Report] Cult of Mac 7/20
  • "Particle Debris: The Mac No Longer Competes Against the PC" The Mac Observer 7/20
  • "The Score: Android Beats Up IOS" Mobiledia 7/20
  • "A Modular Apple Television? A Transparent Screen ITV?" MacNews 7/20
  • "iPad Mini Not Likely to Follow New iPad's Enterprise Success" Network World 7/20
  • "Do shared iPhone data plans help consumers?" TUAW 7/20
  • "Verizon hints Fall iPhone 5 debut, cites 'rumor" Computerworld 7/20
  • "The Macalope Daily: Bon voyage!" Macworld [Insider Content] 7/20
  • "Why Apple Will Succeed In A World With More Mobile Devices Than People" Cult of Mac 7/20
  • "Apple Roundup: iPad, eBooks, Mountain Lion" TheStreet 7/20
  • "Samsung Loses Fight to Stop Galaxy Tab Injunction, Again" The Mac Observer 7/20
  • "A closer look at US District Court Judge Lucy Koh" Edible Apple 7/20
  • "iOS 6: How many betas will there be?" iMore 7/20
  • "AT&T's new Mobile Share plan: Who wins and who loses" CNET News 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "Got Butterfingers? Get A Nexus 7 Instead Of An iPad [Video] Cult of Mac 7/20
  • "Freemium has run its course" GigaOM 6:57 PM
  • "Serendipity Isn't A Use Case" TechCrunch 9:03 AM
  • "Verizon and the Ferengi rules of acquisition/Summary: I closed my Verizon FIOS account in April 2011. I am owed a refund. I've gone round and round with Verizon's automated response system, with their representatives and still can't get a refund." ZDNet 8:54 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 7/20
  • "Data sharing plans may change our buying habits for tablets" ZDNet 7/20
  • "The High Tech of Rural America: 9 Unusual Gadgets and Contraptions" Wired 7/20
  • "The week in tech: 5 must-know things" USA Today 7/20
  • "Acer Iconia Tab A700: Great Screen, Competitive Price – But Is It Enough?" Techland 7/20
  • "Motorola May Be a Mistake for Google: Analyst" CNBC 7/20
  • "The Nexus 7 is only missing one thing" ZDNet 7/20
  • "10 Great Google Chrome Apps and Extensions" Techland 7/20
  • "Top 10 high-flying women in technology" V3 7/20
  • "The Ten Most Influential Women in Technology" Time 7/20
  • "Has Nokia bottomed out? El Reg drills into the detail" The Register 7/20
  • "Curious About Firefox OS? Run It on Your Desktop" PCWorld 7/20
  • "How to Solve All Your Major Email Hassles" PCWorld 7/20
  • "Samsung Focus 2 Review: Budget-Price, LTE-Enabled" HotHardware 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "The 20 best tech wins of 2012 (so far)" [Slideshow] PCWorld 7/20
  • "Who's embracing BYOD? Probably not who you think" InfoWorld 7/20
  • "The Death of SEO: The Rise of Social, PR, and Real Content" Forbes 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "Marissa Mayer Is Not The Exception - She Is The Norm" Forbes 7/20
  • "How to save RIM. Really" Fortune 7/20
  • "How to save RIM: 'Pull a reverse Apple'" BGR 7/20
  • "The Power Users Are Revolting" TechCrunch 7/20
  • "Internet Flowchart Explains Why You Never Get Anything Done [Comic] Mashable 3:28 PM
  • "How To Prepare Your Mac For Google's Acquisition Of Sparrow [Humor] Cult of Mac 7/20
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Congressional Record app: Legislators' daily words, in your hands" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:09 PM
  • "iPad Mini Christmas Launch Likely as Apple Manufacturing Partners Gear Up For Productions" PRWeb 8:56 PM
  • "Legendarily horrible film 'MANOS' gets its own iOS game" TUAW 8:05 PM
  • "Exclusive 'The Dark Knight Rises' iPhone Cases – [Now 11%-Off] RazorianFly 6:56 PM
  • "Checkmark wants to be your go-to reminders app for your iPhone" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:01 PM
  • "Fingerprints Magically Fade Away On 3M's New Screen Protectors" Gizmodo 9:03 AM
  • "JumpBall Studios, LLC Releases Lake Powell Navigator for iOS" prMac 7:44 PM
  • "SwipSwap 5.0 is available - Touch, Share, Receive" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Terminal app for iPad features printing and automation for legacy access" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Swami Roberts 3.0 is available - Answer Your Most Secret Questions" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Sugar Cake - Cake Design Innovative Magazine for Tablets" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Squeaky Frog Launches Hiding Monsters 1.0" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Puffer's Train Challenge 1.5 brings more Cows, more Fun" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Mini Train for Kids 1.0 Free for iOS - 3D Train Set for Kids Ages 2 to 8" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Justapps releases Facebook Desktop Version 7.0 for iPhone/iPad" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Jumble Jungle 1.0 for iOS Offers Hours of Entertainment and Education" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Destroy the Castle Game Is Free For Limited Time" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Children's App Teaches Words in 7 Languages: First Words International" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Brattoo Propaganda Software Updates Duplicate Annihilator for iPhoto" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "aMathing for iOS - Keep your mind in shape" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Kickstart Project Attempts To Bring Public Transit Maps Back to iPhone" Yahoo! News 7/20
  • "iGills accessory turns iPhone into a dive computer, lets you film underwater" Engadget 7/20
  • "Sports Illustrated Olympics iPad App Now Available" Techland 7/20
  • "Kickstarter: FLASHr Wants To Make The iPhone's Bezel A Massive Notification Light" TechCrunch 7/20
  • "OWC Announces Mercury Aura Pro – First Available High Performance Solid State Drive For All 2012 MacBook Air Models" MacPrices 7/20
  • "Little Boxes concept turns your iPad into an interactive music box" The Verge 7/20
  • "Squarespace iOS app updated for v6 of web hosting tool" TUAW 7/20
  • "Osmos gets its multiplayer update" TUAW 7/20
  • "A Guy Walks Into A Bar And Starts The World's First Live App Development Project" App Advice 7/20
  • "Retro Bluetooth Headset for iPhone 4 / 4S" USBfever 7/20
  • "UrbanCyclr: Track and Explore" prMac 7/20
  • "Onkaworks releases Canyon Rush - A New Runner for iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 7/20
  • "Swip 5.0 is available - See it, Share it, Done" prMac 7/20
  • "Boost Your Energy With New Inner Smile iPhone and iPad App" prMac 7/20
  • "Steamer 1.0 - Your guide to healthier cooking made even easier" prMac 7/20
  • "300,000 Word Lovers Get Ready for New Word Jewels 2 on iOS" prMac 7/20
  • "The Adventures of Slibby the Snail: The stolen food 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7/20
  • "Little Digits 1.0 - A Finger Counting Educational Game for iPad" prMac 7/20
  • "Gulpies 2.0 for iOS - An Action Puzzle Game with Furry Animals" prMac 7/20
  • "Derby Manager 1.0 Free for iOS - High Stakes, Horse Racing Sim + SNS" prMac 7/20
  • "Addictive Multiplayer Word Game Coming Soon to iPhone" prMac 7/20
  • "Tiger Software Solutions introduces Electric Bills 1.0 App" prMac 7/20
Computer Industry
  • "As Windows 8 Looms, Tech Investors Hold Their Breath: PC sales are reeling, hit by wholesale defections to smartphones and tablets. Win 8 could re-energize the market. Is it too late for Hewlett-Packard and Dell?" Barron's 8:39 AM
  • "Can a former Clinton spinmeister make Microsoft cool? Political operative Mark Penn helped Bill and Hillary Clinton; Tony Blair; and Bill Gates. Can he do as much to help Microsoft?" CNET News 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft opens a new Office: Microsoft may have just announced its first ever loss, but Office remains its biggest earner. Matt Warman reports on the new version" Telegraph 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft shows Office Web Apps updates: New version of browser-based, cloud-hosted suite improves performance and collaboration" IDG News Service 9:21 AM
  • "All Windows 8 apps will offer a try-it-before-you-buy-it feature" Today in Tech 9:04 AM
  • "Buying Yammer For $1.2 Billion Still Won't Protect Microsoft From This Disruptive Startup" Business Insider 9:22 AM
  • "Microsoft apologises for 'big boobs' software code" Crave @ CNET 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft releases patch to fix 'big boobs' code string" Metro UK 9:21 AM
  • "AMD plunges on predicted chip sales slump: Demand for products hurt by slower growth in China and problems in Europe" Bloomberg 9:20 AM
  • "EU wants Google concessions for all platforms: sources" Reuters 8:39 AM
  • "Google shares rise as strong ad business eases macro fears" Reuters 9:18 AM
  • "Google opens year-long Web Lab exhibition at the Science Museum: A series of 'interactive Chrome Experiments' have taken up residence in a basement gallery at the Science Museum." Telegraph 9:11 AM
  • "He's Watching That, in Public? Pornography Takes Next Seat" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:45 AM
  • "How can I secure my laptop lead: Getting a secure connection between a laptop and a projector is troubling for one reader." Telegraph 9:11 AM
  • "25 Ways Marissa Mayer Can Turn! Yahoo! Around! (Spoof)" Forbes 8:40 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Handicapping Apple's quarterly revenue and earnings: Q3 2012" Fortune 7/20
Industry News
  • "Microsoft, AMD stand out as techs retreat: Tech Stocks: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 7/20
  • "U.S. stocks fall as Europe fear overrides earnings: Friday losses eliminate July gains for Dow industrials and Nasdaq" MarketWatch 7/20
  • "Stocks Sell Off as Spain Fears Grip Wall Street" FOXBusiness 7/20
  • "S&P 500 Caps Biggest Drop In 1 Month Amid Spain Concern" Bloomberg 7/20
  • "Stocks Close Positive Week on Down Note" TheStreet 7/20
  • "U.S. stocks slide 1%, financials drag" CNNMoney 7/20
  • "Spain Worries Weigh On U.S. Stocks" [Paid Membership Required] 7/20
  • "Stocks headed for weak open" CNNMoney 7/20
  • "London shares pressured by Vodafone and Spain" MarketWatch 7/20
  • "Asian Markets Pare Back Gains" [Paid Membership Required] 7/20
  • "Asian Stocks Pare Weekly Gain on U.S. Data, China Property Curbs" Bloomberg 7/20
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks head lower, as Japan leads losses/Hong Kong, Sydney indexes up 2.9% this week; Shanghai down 0.8%" MarketWatch 7/20
  • "European Markets Fall" [Paid Membership Required] 7/20
  • "European Stocks Decline, Trimming Seventh Straight Weekly Gain" Bloomberg 7/20
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks fall; Spain tumbles on debt worries/Vodafone falls after disappointing update; Heineken gains" MarketWatch 7/20
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m" Associated Press 7/20
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 7/20
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies" CBS News 7/20
  • "Top Tech Picks From a Hedge Fund Guru" CNBC 7/20
  • "Best Chip Picks As Downside Risk Looms: MKM Partners likes Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom, EZchip and others." Barron's 7/20
  • "A Squeeze in the Semiconductor Stocks?" Forbes 7/20
  • "5 Tech Stocks That Could Leap On New Cloud Developments" Seeking Alpha 7/20

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