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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
 

 

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Friday Highlights: China's official news agency, Xinhuanet, interviews Tim Cook who tells of China's importance to Apple, and that "Apple wants everything it develops to enter China market" — more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Apple Pay continues to be in the news as the service gets off the ground to a few glitches, Jan Dawson examines the service as it stands today, and where it is heading; Benzinga looks into whether Apple Pay is safe or not; Macworld has a primer on what to do if you experienced a post-Yosemite install disaster; The Mac Observer explains "handing off calls to your iPhone"; a couple features from Macworld on iTunes 12, including a Q&A with Kirk McElhearn on the new app; more Yosemite system prefs reviewed at eXtensions, Mission Control and Displays; Kraig Becker thinks Apple's productivity suite "should replace Microsoft Office for Mac users"; apparently knock-offs in China responsible for spam deluge impacting iMessage; Sprint ups the ante with a new plan to rent iPhone and upgrade every year; couple Japanese hobbyists hunker down and build a real, working Transformer; iPad mini 3 said to be "hastily glued" and difficult to repair; iPhone 6 Plus seeing app crashing issue?; Six Colors reviews the new Retina iMac, and Kirk McElhearn has one word on his first impressions: "Wow!"; BGR urging Apple to finally fess up and acknowledge display issues with certain MacBook Pro models.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "As the iPhone Goes, So Does Apple: Despite the drop in iPhone shipments, there is no evidence to suggest that Apple's fundamental ability to attract new customers is fading, says Morningstar's Michael Holt."  Morningstar 7:19 AM
  • "Apple blames rare miss on new iPhone anticipation, economy" Reuters 12:40 PM
  • "Apple's iPad Gains Market Share, New Threats Incoming" PCWorld 4:21 PM
  • "What's next for Apple? All eyes on the holidays: If history is any indication, we could be in the midst of a quiet time for new Apple gear. So what is there to look forward to in the interim?" CNET News 3:07 PM
  • "Apple's China Growth Slows: Apple Inc.'s weaker-than-expected earnings and slowing growth in China have raised concerns that the technology giant is feeling the effects of a slowdown in the country's economy, but analysts expect upcoming products in the second half to lead to stronger momentum later this year."  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:45 AM
  • "Apple's China growth slows; new iPhone awaited" MarketWatch 7:19 AM
  • "Apple Earnings: All About iPad/Apple's latest quarterly earnings revealed tremendous iPad sales, solid Mac sales, and good iPhone sales, but fell short of analyst expectations." InformationWeek 10:28 AM
  • "Apple's rivals swoop as iPhone China sales flag" Reuters 7:42 AM
  • "Apple's Earnings Miss: iPhone 5 or Something Else?" CNBC 3:07 PM
  • "Apple results: Tim Cook commits to innovation to beat recession"  Computerworld 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Is Still Better Than Its Rivals" TheStreet 7:43 AM
  • "Apple investors pay the price for iPhone rumour mill: Apple has blamed rumours of a new iPhone for poor sales in the last quarter but it has only itself to blame, writes Shane Richmond."  Telegraph 8:07 AM
  • "Still a Hobby? Apple Sells 4 Million Apple TV's in Fiscal Year" Mashable 8:05 AM
  • "Apple's Pretrial Salvo: It Demands Over $2.5 Billion From Samsung in Patent Case" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:11 PM
  • "Samsung faces credibility problem with jury after Apple wins adverse inference jury instruction" Foss Patents 10:33 AM
  • "Apple says Samsung patent royalty demands unfair" Reuters 12:39 PM
  • "California judge rejects bid for longer trial in Samsung-Apple case" IDG News Service 8:19 AM
OS X
News
  • "Mountain Lion Available Today From the Mac App Store" Apple 11:17 AM
  • "Mountain Lion Available Today From the Mac App Store" Business Wire 11:17 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion officially available for $19.99: The latest version of Apple's desktop operating system is now available for download in the company's Mac App Store." CNET News 7:48 AM
  • "Mountain Lion: Everything you need to know in one place" Macworld UK 8:02 AM
  • "Mountain Lion out now as Apple teases 'amazing new products'" Crave @ CNET 7:45 AM
  • "Mountain Lion Will Launch Today" AppleBitch 7:25 AM
  • "MacOS X 10.8 Mountain Lion launches today for $19 in Mac App Store" Tap For Mobile 7:35 AM
  • "Mountain Lion Offers Dozens Of New Features For Business Users" Cult of Mac 4:18 PM
  • "Apple Releases Safari 6 Update for OS X Lion" MacRumors 8:38 AM
  • "Safari 6 with unified search field, offline Reading list released for OS X Lion, Aperture and iLife bug fixes" 9 to 5 Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Apple removes Safari for Windows references and download links following version 6 release" The Verge 10:33 AM
  • "Apple users: Here's how to capture your copy of Mountain Lion" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:26 PM
  • "Apple's Mountain Lion OS: Macs Now Work Better With iPads, iPhones" CRN 11:47 AM
  • "Unclear Mountain Lion upgrade form explained, Enterprise and Education still broken" VentureBeat 10:44 AM
  • "Apple starts re-issuing OS X Mountain Lion up-to-date program promo codes" 9 to 5 Mac 10:48 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion already #1 paid app, user reviews mainly positive so far" 9 to 5 Mac 10:44 AM
  • "Don't expect to try out OS X Mountain Lion at some Apple retail stores on launch day" 9 to 5 Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Apple rolling out updated iWork today with iCloud document sync, Retina display support" 9 to 5 Mac 8:24 AM
  • "Apple reminds users of the end of the iWork Beta" AppleTell 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Updates iOS iWork Apps for Mountain Lion/iCloud" The Mac Observer 9:57 PM
  • "Apple brings Smart Search, Do Not Track, and more to Lion Safari users" Ars Technica 10:34 AM
  • "OS X Game Center launches with few, yet notable, game titles" 9 to 5 Mac 10:48 AM
  • "Intego Virus Team discovers new Apple Mac Trojan 'OSX/Crisis" IT.Enquirer 7:21 AM
  • "Windows Malware Sneaks Into Apple's iOS App Store" Forbes 10:16 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "New Mac owners experiencing Mountain Lion upgrade issues, receive 'this code has already been used' error" The Next Web 10:09 AM
  • "Easy Fix: Toast Titanium 11 and the Hang-at-99% bug" IT.Enquirer 7:20 AM
Mountain Lion Reviews
  • "Apple's new Mountain Lion for Macs roars" USA Today 3:05 PM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion review" T3 12:25 PM
  • "OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion [Review] Cult of Mac 10:44 AM
  • "Mac OS X 10.8: Mountain Lion Review" CNET Reviews 10:17 AM
  • "Apple OS X Mountain Lion review: iOS-like features help unify your digital world/The new desktop OS benefits from new features adopted from iOS" Computerworld 8:48 AM
  • "Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion review: Apple's latest cat is let out of the bag today as Mountain Lion, the new version of the OS X operating system, goes on sale." Telegraph 8:47 AM
  • "Mountain Lion: The MacStories Review" MacStories 8:43 AM
  • "Calculating Value in Apple's Upgraded Software" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:38 AM
  • "Apple OS X Mountain Lion Review" SlashGear 8:38 AM
  • "OS X 10.8 'Mountain Lion' Review" MacInTouch 8:30 AM
  • "Is OS X Mountain Lion worth an upgrade? Totally" GigaOM 8:21 AM
  • "Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Review: The Mac's Lion Adventure Continues" Techland 8:21 AM
  • "OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: the Ars Technica review/Where Lion stumbled, Mountain Lion regroups and forges ahead." Ars Technica 8:13 AM
  • "Mountain Lion video review: Macworld Video #196" Macworld 4:20 PM
  • "Mountain Lion: Apple gets its operating systems in sync" Macworld 8:12 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion review" T3 8:07 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion: Quick, Familiar, Cheap, And Drenched In iOS Goodness" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "Apple OS X Mountain Lion: The Good, the Awesome, the Could-Do-Better [Review] Mashable 8:05 AM
  • "Mountain Lion Review: OS X Needs a New Vision" Gizmodo 8:04 AM
  • "OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion review: Is Apple's latest version of OS X more than just rehashed features from iOS?" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "Apple OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 review" Engadget 7:57 AM
  • "Apple Unleashes Its New Mountain Lion System" AllThingsD 7:49 AM
  • "Deep Inside Mountain Lion: 15 Hidden Features in Apple's New OS" Wired 4:12 PM
  • "Up close with Mountain Lion: Security" Macworld 10:32 AM
  • "Up close with Mountain Lion: Sharing" Macworld 10:32 AM
  • "MacMost Now 739: Mountain Lion New Features" MacMost 11:50 AM
  • "Want to make a Mountain Lion USB stick or SD Card Installer? Here's how" 9 to 5 Mac 10:43 AM
  • "Building an OS X Mountain Lion installer thumb drive" TUAW 3:05 PM
  • "Hands on with Mountain Lion's OS X Recovery and Internet Recovery" Macworld 10:32 AM
  • "How to install Mountain Lion over Leopard" Macworld 10:32 AM
  • "Installing Mountain Lion: Our complete guide" Macworld 10:32 AM
  • "Installing Mountain Lion: What you need to know" Macworld 10:32 AM
  • "The OS X Mountain Lion Survival Guide" Gizmodo 10:45 AM
  • "Mountain Lion Video Tips & Tricks App is Essential" The Mac Observer 3:10 PM
  • "Quick Tip: Get to Know Safari 6" Mactuts+ 1:01 PM
  • "Mountain Lion: Getting The Most Out Of Messages" MacStories 10:32 AM
  • "Mountain Lion: Notification Center Explained" MacStories 10:32 AM
  • "Mountain Lion 101: Power Nap" TUAW 1:31 PM
  • "Mountain Lion 101: Notification Center" TUAW 10:45 AM
  • "Mountain Lion 101: Dictation" TUAW 10:45 AM
  • "Mountain Lion 101: Multi-volume Time Machine" TUAW 11:20 AM
  • "Mountain Lion 101: Reminders and Notes" TUAW 1:50 PM
  • "Mountain Lion 101: Dashboard changes" TUAW 1:50 PM
  • "Ten things you might not know about Mountain Lion, via Hello Tips" TUAW 8:12 AM
  • "The New Mountain Lion Finder Is Fantastic For Photographers [Mountain Lion] Cult of Mac 8:12 AM
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: Deciphering OS X Mountain Lion's Save Document Features" The Mac Observer 8:20 AM
  • "22 New Features You Didn't Know About In Mac OS X Mountain Lion" Mac 360 7:23 AM
  • "How Mountain Lion Changes the Rules for AppleScript" TidBITS 8:29 AM
  • "Up close with Mountain Lion: iCloud" Macworld 8:25 AM
  • "Up close with Mountain Lion: Messages" Macworld 11:20 AM
  • "How to create an OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion install drive: OS X 10.8 is only available online, but you can create your own standalone install drive for it if needed." CNET Reviews 11:19 AM
  • "How to create a bootable, backup Mountain Lion install disk" Ars Technica 10:34 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion out today: Here's what it can do" Electricpig 8:13 AM
  • "Find Out If Your Favorite Apps Are Compatible with OS X Mountain Lion" Lifehacker 8:18 AM
  • "Stream Any Video from a Mac to an Apple TV" Kirkville 10:33 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "TextWrangler 4.0.1; A Free OS X Productivity Software Gem: – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 11:55 AM
  • "ITunes Tip: Rip CDs in Mono in iTunes" Kirkville 8:19 AM
  • "How To Look At Everything On Your iPhone (or iPad) From Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:24 AM
  • "Use Your Mac To Find Local Concerts For The Artists In iTunes" Mac 360 7:24 AM
  • "6 Ways Scrivener Is The Mac's Best Writing Tool" McSolo 7:24 AM
  • "Free Mac Finder Magic: How To Put Back Those Colored Icons In The Sidebar" TeraTalks 7:24 AM
  • "5 Reasons You Need And LoveThe Best Mac App Launcher And File Finder" Mac 360 7:24 AM
  • "A New, Better, Faster Way To Upload Photos To Flickr From Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 7:24 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Critics' Consensus: Apple's Mountain Lion Is Worth the Upgrade" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:46 PM
  • "Safari Update in Mountain Lion: Working with One Hand Tied Behind my Back" eXtensions 9:43 PM
  • "Game Center arrives on the Mac via Mountain Lion, but where are the games?" CNET News 4:31 PM
  • "OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the Little Details" TidBITS 4:08 PM
  • "10 Popular Mac Apps That Apple's New Operating System Just Made Obsolete" Business Insider 1:28 PM
  • "Arrival of Mountain Lion in Thailand: Slow Download, Smooth Update, Some Disappointment" eXtensions 12:05 PM
  • "Did Apple Just Quietly End Development Of Safari For Windows?" TechCrunch 12:50 PM
  • "Is Apple's Safari For Windows Dead?" Forbes 12:41 PM
  • "Confusion Arises Over The Future Of Safari For Windows" Cult of Mac 11:57 AM
  • "5 Things OS X Mountain Lion Can Teach Windows 8: Apple's newest iteration of its OS has some great features we'd like to see in Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8. Here's our list." PCWorld 11:57 AM
  • "The key new OS X Mountain Lion features that retail stores will tell you about" 9 to 5 Mac 11:56 AM
  • "This is my next: Safari 6.0" The Verge 11:50 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion: My Favorite New Features" Tech.pinions 11:34 AM
  • "From Redmond with Love" Rixstep 11:05 AM
  • "Should you do a 'clean install' of Mountain Lion?" Macworld 10:35 AM
  • "8 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade To OS X Mountain Lion Today" Redmond Pie 10:34 AM
  • "Get ready to upgrade to Mountain Lion" AppleTell 10:34 AM
  • "Apple Mountain Lion Lashes Mac to IPad" Bloomberg 10:16 AM
  • "Mountain Lion and the Simplification of OS X" Shawn Blanc 8:51 AM
  • "Should You Upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion?" Gizmodo 8:46 AM
  • "The Marco.org Review of John Siracusa's Review of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion" Marco Arment 8:34 AM
Press Releases
  • ".Mail is Coming To Your Dock" MacStories 3:07 PM
  • "Move your Mac ahead with Mountain Lion today. David Pogue explains all of Mountain Lion's exciting new features and how to get the most out of them. Plus Chris Seibold's guide keeps tips handy." O'Reilly 12:55 PM
  • "Gehry Technologies Acquires Bimshare" Architosh 11:47 AM
  • "New Mac OS Arrives with Great Discounts on Aspyr Games." Aspyr 11:46 AM
  • "Three Take Control Books Prepare You for Mountain Lion" TidBITS 10:56 AM
  • "HoudahGeo 3.2 - Photo geocoding - Publish to Evernote" Houdah Software 10:04 AM
  • "Boom and Voila – Compatible with OS X Mountain Lion" Global Delight 9:06 AM
  • "Winclone 3.4 with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion compatibility released" prMac 7:20 AM
  • "FontXChange 4.0 Now Available" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "Beezwax Releases InspectorPro 4 for FileMaker 12" prMac 7:19 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Steve Jobs one of Time's 20 'most influential Americans'" CNET News 9:49 PM
  • "Apple is the top smartphone and tablet brand among wealthy" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:26 AM
  • "Most-recognized Handset Brand in China, Apple Ranks No.1" M.I.C. Gadget 8:49 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple iPad Captures 68 Percent Share of Global Tablet Shipments in Q2 2012" Business Wire 11:17 AM
  • "ChangeWave: pent-up demand for 'iPhone 5' driving market" Electronista 8:20 AM
  • "Despite Android Nearly Doubling Activations, iOS Still Leads The Enterprise" TechCrunch 10:45 AM
  • "Apple iOS retains commanding lead in enterprise through Q2, report says" AppleInsider 8:19 AM
  • "Apple's rivals swoop into China as iPhone 5 learns Mandarin" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Release Date Approaches, Siri Learns Mandarin In Time For Launch" Tapscape 3:03 PM
  • "UK love affair with Apple continues while European sales struggle" ZDNet 4:11 PM
  • "How Apple is replacing Macs with iPads at school" GigaOM 1:58 PM
  • "Go to the Head of the Class, iPad" AllThingsD 8:08 AM
  • "Black Hat draws world hacking gang – and Apple – to Sin City" The Register 3:02 PM
  • "Apple's Q3 Earnings: The Infographic" Mashable 8:48 AM
  • "Former Apple employees reportedly working on Facebook iPhone app" AppleInsider 10:10 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Meteor Streaks Through Social Software Sky: JavaScript framework for speeding development of fast, collaborative applications gains admirers, as the company behind it gains funding." InformationWeek 3:54 PM
  • "No credit for Uncle Sam in creating Net? Vint Cerf disagrees" CNET News 3:50 PM
  • "O2's free central London Wi-Fi network goes live ahead of Olympics" ZDNet 3:26 PM
  • "Wearable Tech 2: Fiber Optics" [Slideshow] ZDNet 3:25 PM
  • "Blizzard Announces Release Date for Next 'World of Warcraft' Expansion" Techland 3:03 PM
  • "Kiwi behind gaming's hottest new property" Gameplanet 2:11 PM
  • "Tatu Ylonen, father of SSH, says security is 'getting worse'" Network World 1:56 PM
  • "Comcast Rolls Out 305 Mbps Internet Service, Fueled by Verizon FiOS: The new speed offerings underscore the need for there to be more competition in the cable TV and Internet service space." ITworld 1:51 PM
  • "Twitter Prepping Tool to Let Users Troll Through Old Tweets" PC Magazine 1:34 PM
  • "DARPA-Funded Researcher Can Take Over Android And Nokia Phones By Merely Waving Another Device Near Them" Forbes 12:41 PM
  • "Black Hat Hacking Hotel Doors With Open-Source Arduino" eWeek 11:48 AM
  • "Juniper Second-Quarter Sales, Profit Top Analysts' Estimates" Bloomberg 10:57 AM
  • "Google establishes partner program for cloud services" IDG News Service 12:58 PM
  • "Google Gets Scientific, Adds A Voice-Enabled 34-Button Calculator To Desktop And Mobile Search" TechCrunch 2:38 PM
  • "Motorola Solutions raises sales outlook" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:36 PM
  • "LG Electronics profit rises 47%, but outlook weak" MarketWatch 9:54 AM
  • "Olympics websites may hijack your computer" MarketWatch 9:53 AM
  • "RadioShack slumps to an all-time low: Dividend suspended to boost balance sheet" MarketWatch 9:55 AM
  • "Nintendo Pares Losses From 3DS" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "ARM: You think our servers are good now? Just you wait" ZDNet 3:24 PM
  • "Microchip Giant ARM Reports Q2 Earnings: Sales £136M, Net Profit £39.4M, EPS Of £3.58; 'Record Order Backlog'" TechCrunch 2:39 PM
  • "Symantec Ousts CEO Enrique Salem In Favor Of Chairman" Bloomberg 10:05 AM
  • "Microsoft Patent Deal Helps AOL Swing to Profit" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Error 451: A proposed Internet status code for censorship" CNNMoney 9:29 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Opinion Cast: The Significance of Mountain Lion" Tech.pinions 4:36 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM EDT: New cat episode" TUAW 12:26 PM
  • "Matt Neuburg Takes Control of Using Mountain Lion" MacVoices 11:55 AM
  • "Go in-depth with Mountain Lion: Macworld Podcast #312" Macworld 10:47 AM
  • "Get our Mountain Lion review as a PDF or e-book" Ars Technica 8:30 AM
  • "TUAW TV Live: Join us for a special Mountain Lion edition at 11 AM EDT" TUAW 8:20 AM
  • "Introducing Macworld's Total Mountain Lion Superguide" Macworld 8:20 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple's IOS 6 removes password prompt for free apps" The Inquirer 7:48 AM
  • "Apple chip designer Arm Holdings in 23% profits boost" BBC 7:49 AM
  • "Apple wins 'extraordinary' 5D television patent including virtual reality gloves and interactive gaming" Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "New Apple Patent Covers '5D' Technology" PC Magazine 1:33 PM
  • "Apple should worry about Mac sales, not the iPhone or iPad" ZDNet 4:11 PM
  • "MacBook shipments on schedule" DigiTimes 11:47 AM
  • "Apple makes suppliers wait 83 days for pay: Sits on its money from day 18 to 83, according to report" Macworld UK 10:35 AM
  • "Apple updates iTunes U app with synced audio, video notes" CNET Reviews 4:21 PM
  • "Apple Expected to Update Buggy Podcasts App Later Today" AllThingsD 3:06 PM
  • "Microsoft looking for iOS expert to work on Outlook" Macworld UK 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Releases Firmware to Activate PowerNap on 2011 MacBook Airs" MacRumors 10:11 PM
  • "Apple Releases Power Nap Update for Mid 2011 MacBook Air" The Mac Observer 9:55 PM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Mac Pro (Mid 2010 and later): Apple Hardware Test diagnostic alerts" ["If you test a Mac Pro (Mid 2010 and later) with Apple Hardware Test (AHT), you might encounter an alert indicating that the computer does not pass the reading of the following sensor: Although the diagnostic displays the alert that the hardware does not pass for this specific sensor, the computer can be considered as passing. The diagnostic tool does not intepret the sensor value correcly."] MacInTouch 11:16 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "AstroWings3: ICARUS For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:08 AM
  • "Bobolz For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:08 AM
  • "Pinch Peeps For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:08 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:39 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:39 AM
  • "Apple AirPort Express Base Station Price Tracker -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:21 AM
  • "iPad Accessories Buyer's Guide -Best Selling Apple iPad Accessories -From $2 To $300 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:21 AM
  • "iPod Speakers -The Best iPod Speakers -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information $29 To $350" MacReviewZone 7:21 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "AirPlay mirroring hands-on: Free Hulu on your Apple TV" CNET Reviews 9:50 PM
  • "Apple's Smart Cover for the iPad Just Got A Little Bit Smarter: A Hands-On Accessory Review" App Advice 4:23 PM
  • "Ultrathin Keyboard Cover Review" Mac|Life 10:44 AM
  • "AudiOffice Speaker Transforms Your iOS Device into a Desktop Phone" Mashable 12:50 PM
  • "a-JAYS Four: the Earbuds Apple Should Have Put in the Box" The Mac Observer 3:01 PM
  • "Vapor Pro Elite Is Great -- If You Don't Mind A 'Permanent' IPhone Case" MacNews 10:09 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "'Hasta La Muerte' Review - Souls Are Your Only Friends in this Fun, Yet Flawed Game" Touch Arcade 10:09 AM
  • "Hands-on Preview With 'The Day I Tried' - A Zombie Survival Game" Touch Arcade 10:35 AM
  • "Trashboy iPad Game Review" Tapscape 3:03 PM
  • "WhatsApp Messenger Review" 148Apps 3:07 PM
  • "Food Network In The Kitchen Review: Offers a veritable feast of tasty recipe ideas, all in a clearly laid out fashion." 148Apps 1:50 PM
  • "Ptch Review: Share and remix memories and stories in a fun, creative way using little more than your iPhone/iPad. Grab assets from your device or pull them from your social networks quickly and easily with Ptch." 148Apps 8:25 AM
How-To/Tutorial
Tips
  • "Use Your iPad to Turn the Plane into Your Office" PadGadget 10:34 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Rumor Has It: iPhone 5's annoying new 'feature'" CNET TV 9:50 PM
  • "Apple v. Samsung Electronics: The Patent War Claims, Uncut" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:47 PM
  • "Apple's new iPhone: Everything we (think) we know so far" Digital Trends 4:23 PM
  • "Don't Worry About Apple's Earnings" ["So Apple comes in with $35 billion of profit and $9 a share. They were up year over year. They had a record number of iPads sold, 17 million. They sold, what was it, 26 million iPhones, and there's gonna be a new one in two months. And everybody knows there's gonna be a new one in two months. Well, let's see. Yeah, they're gonna announce it in September. And so rumors are holding down sales. I think the problem with Apple is they've blown the doors out for so long that everybody's expectations are way up. When they have a blowout, but not up to their standards, people start getting concerned. But that's the problem. It's like the expectations of this program. That's why meeting and surpassing all audience expectations every day, that's no mean feat. When the expectations are way up there it doesn't take much below "way up there" to have people think, 'Uh-oh.'"]  The Rush Limbaugh Show 4:16 PM
  • "The iPod is on life support" ZDNet 4:11 PM
  • "Apple's enterprise mojo: Education shines" ZDNet 4:11 PM
  • "Do people want a cheaper iPad, or a smaller iPad?" ZDNet 4:11 PM
  • "DOJ responds to avalanche of criticism over its Apple anti-trust lawsuit" Edible Apple 3:02 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung patent settlement: Offers rejected by both sides" BGR 1:58 PM
  • "The 7-inch Phablet: The Nexus 7 tablet is really just a super-sized phone, and that puts Apple behind in the game."  PC Magazine 1:51 PM
  • "Tim Cook's New Catchphrase: 'Maniacally focused" Tapscape 1:26 PM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Great expectations" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:35 AM
  • "Poll: top suggestion for Apple's ad focus on 'not as cool' angle" Macworld UK 10:35 AM
  • "Three Questions About the Inevitable iPod Refresh" Techland 10:34 AM
  • "What Would You Do with a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro?" Techland 10:34 AM
  • "My Experiences with Efficient Mac OS 8" Low End Mac 11:10 AM
  • "Lines in the Sand: A Brief History of the Classic Mac OS" Low End Mac 10:00 AM
  • "Competition Heating Up in the Tablet Market" Low End Mac 10:00 AM
  • "Mac sales bottoming out? Not so" MacNews 10:09 AM
  • "Apple CEO: Frothing fanboi iPhone 5 hype screwed our sales" The Register 10:27 AM
  • "Opinion: It's a Huge Mistake to Remove Password Prompt for Free Apps in iOS 6" PCWorld 8:01 AM
  • "iPhone 4S sales sink Apple's quarter even as iPad sales soar" Tap For Mobile 7:33 AM
  • "Apple By The Numbers: How Stock Analysts Screwed Apple's Good Results"  PixoBebo 7:23 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Black Hat: 6 Lessons To Tighten Enterprise Security" InformationWeek 3:53 PM
  • "Please, stop the app madness!!!" TG Daily 2:58 PM
  • "Botiful Is The Telepresence Robot We've All Been Waiting For" TechCrunch 2:36 PM
  • "5 tips for making your cloud SLA air-tight: Matters to consider before signing on the dotted line of your next cloud SLA" Network World 1:56 PM
  • "Email in security hot seat with rise of cloud, BYOD: Today's tech landscape makes for 'complex melting pot' of security challenges with once trusty, old email" CSO 1:56 PM
  • "4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Coming Next Week?" PC Magazine 1:33 PM
  • "Spammers getting better, filters getting worse: The latest round of tests from Virus Bulletin shows that the major spam filters are letting more spam get by" InfoWorld 12:58 PM
  • "6 reasons you should be using jQuery: Bringing together HTML5 and CSS, the jQuery JavaScript library greatly eases the pains of Web application development" CIO 12:57 PM
  • "Migrating to the cloud means more work than you think" InfoWorld 12:57 PM
  • "How To Stop Storage Node Sprawl: Many IT departments deal with capacity demands in scale-out storage by adding nodes. That may not be the best way to fix the problem." InformationWeek 12:54 PM
  • "The next revolution in video games" Fortune 12:48 PM
  • "Global shipments of white-box tablet PCs to reach 40 million units in 2012, say chip designers" DigiTimes 11:45 AM
  • "3 ways to add broadband to your mobile devices: If you have a tablet or laptop that only has Wi-Fi, there are several ways you can add 3G/4G service." Computerworld 11:36 AM
  • "Is Twitter a Media or Technology Company?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:30 AM
  • "Qualcomm quad-core tablet arrives -- for deep pockets: You can pick up a Qualcomm quad-core tablet if you're willing to drop $1,300. It's probably a safe bet that only developers will do that." CNET News 10:28 AM
  • "What to Consider in Choosing Your First Tablet" The Motley Fool 10:15 AM
  • "Dear Marissa Mayer: Please Kill the '!' in Yahoo!" Wired 3:12 PM
  • "One big Yahoo gets free pass: Female chief dissed, lying male ex-CEO scores" Boston Herald 10:59 AM
  • "Google's playbook won't work at Yahoo: The idea that new CEO Marissa Mayer can bring the Google magic with her is simply misguided. Here's why." Fortune 10:13 AM
  • "Android App IDs Smartphone, Tablet Vulnerabilities: Can Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and carriers be pressured to stop waiting months before patching known, exploitable vulnerabilities on their Android smartphones and tablets?" InformationWeek 10:32 AM
  • "Secrecy is Google's Achilles heel in battle for the cloud" ZDNet 3:25 PM
  • "Is your Gmail really worth $3,600? Backup now!" ZDNet 3:22 PM
  • "When Two Phones Are Better: Torn Between Two Devices, Double Users Wish for an iBerry; Image vs. Email" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "It's Not Just the Internet: How the Government Built the Computer Industry" Tech.pinions 12:59 PM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iXoost iPod dock made from an F1 exhaust costs £6,000" Crave @ CNET 3:06 PM
  • "Nuance adds Siri-like Nina voice interface feature" Electronista 1:31 PM
  • "Maily For iPad Is Your Kids' First Email Application" TechCrunch 11:19 AM
  • "Charge an iPad (and more!) with POP — An Approved Kickstarter Project" PadGadget 10:35 AM
  • "Pictorama is Cash for Photos" 148Apps 10:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Bing Get Me There App for iPhone" iClarified 10:33 AM
  • "OneTok Lets Developers Voice-Enable Mobile Apps in a Snap" PRNewswire 8:20 AM
  • "iOS 5 Finally Gets An Animated Clock Icon Thanks To LiveClock Update [Jailbreak] Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
  • "Professional Digital Clapperboard for iPad fits any production budget" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "The Legend Is Back: The new iShredder 2 secure erase data on iPhone" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "New iPad app Zoo Champs - Sports Guide for Kids Launches today" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "New Scanning App for iPhone Comes from Creators of ABBYY FineReader" prMac 7:20 AM
  • "MEDL Mobile and Digital Artists Entertainment team up Real Madrid" prMac 7:20 AM
  • "Tattoo Fonts Let You Make Your Mark With New Ink-Inspired Type Design" prMac 7:20 AM
  • "WORD Dog Learn to Spell Game App for iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:20 AM
  • "Visualize your ideas and create a creative world with SketchStorm on iOS" prMac 7:20 AM
  • "SEAL Fitness Challenge for iOS: Exercise Program Based on SEAL Training" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "Peow! Peow! Studios Releases Ultimate Christmas Trivia App" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "Mobile Resume PRO 2.0 Update - Now with the new iPad retina support" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "Meritum Paint 2.0 Paints a Clear Picture of Art on iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "Get streaking with Word Streak" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "Enolsoft Gives Away Signature for PDF - Digitally Sign PDFs on iOS" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "Denver Hypnotherapist Launches Stress Release App for iPhone" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "CodeSpot Mobile launched Pactap: Capture the ghosts on iTunes App Store" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "Auria 48-Track Recording System for iPad Now Available" prMac 7:19 AM
  • "Appsequence Announces New Update For SalaryBook iPhone Timetracker" prMac 7:19 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Skype hoses down eavesdropping concerns: Privacy unaffected by architecture change, says Microsoft-owned online video chat and calling company" CSO 1:54 PM
  • "No, Microsoft and Skype are not playing Big Brother" ZDNet 3:24 PM
  • "Microsoft unfurls patent lasso, snares Linux servers: Microsoft's crusade to lock Linux companies into patent protection deals has netted Redmond's first service provider." The Register 3:00 PM
  • "Microsoft implements BlueHat prize tech" Download 10:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Rolls BlueHat Prize Finalist's Concept Into EMET 3.5" PCWorld 1:51 PM
  • "Microsoft's Security Tool Includes Defenses Inspired by BlueHat Finalist" IDG News Service 1:53 PM
  • "Black Hat: Microsoft claims Blue Hat anti-hacking campaign set to bear fruit" V3 3:06 PM
  • "Impersonating Microsoft Exchange Servers To Manipulate Mobile Devices: Black Hat researcher demonstrates mobile man-in-the-middle proof-of-concept attack that allows for unauthorized remote wipes" Dark Reading 12:52 PM
  • "Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Conference BUILD 2012 Set for Oct. 30" eWeek 11:48 AM
  • "Microsoft's BUILD Developer Conference Set For Oct. 30 In Redmond, Week After Windows 8 Launch" TechCrunch 2:37 PM
  • "Build 2.0: Microsoft's Windows 8 developer conference is on for late October in Redmond" ZDNet 3:23 PM
  • "Microsoft posts another Xbox 720 job ad" TG Daily 2:56 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Trades Near All-time Lows, What Is Next?" Forbes 3:43 PM
  • "East Says HP Chose to Sit Out Windows on ARM Chips" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:17 AM
  • "Dell's Software Shift: 4 Big Questions/As Dell embarks on an ambitious software journey, it must map out a plan to overcome early obstacles. Here are some key issues Dell must address." InformationWeek 10:32 AM
  • "Dell to introduce new Wyse thin clients for Windows 8: The new Wyse thin clients will be shown at the VMware trade show in San Francisco next month" IDG News Service 11:36 AM
  • "Dell channels Dr Who, shoves Big Data into Small Data Tardis: RainStor to play the time lord's photogenic assistant" The Register 3:01 PM
  • "IBM prices first ever 10-year bond with a coupon below 2%" Reuters 3:44 PM
  • "IBM Selling $1 Billion 10-Year Bond For First Time This Year" Bloomberg 3:44 PM
  • "IBM Looks for Record-Low Rate on 10-Year Bond" WSJ Blogs 3:45 PM
  • "Oracle Appealing Trash Talk Wrist Slap: Advertising industry self-regulatory group recommends that Oracle discontinue ads claiming Exadata performance advantages over IBM Power servers." InformationWeek 10:33 AM
  • "Oracle hopes to poach Microsoft SQL Server users with MySQL migration tool" IDG News Service 11:36 AM
  • "Oracle delivers virtualisation and performance boost to Exalogic Elastic Cloud platform" V3 3:06 PM
  • "Oracle takes Exalogic appliances into private cloud with 2.0 release" ZDNet 3:22 PM
  • "Oracle Exalogic 2.0 Focuses On Elastic Cloud, Automation: Oracle's 'cloud in a box' gains virtualization and automation software required for truly elastic private-cloud enterprise application deployments." InformationWeek 3:54 PM
  • "Wall Street Owes Oracle an Apology" TheStreet 11:44 AM
  • "Intel Capital eyes more Israeli tech firms, higher returns" Reuters 10:08 AM
  • "Java flaws increasingly targeted by attackers, researchers say: Web exploit toolkit developers are focusing on Java exploits" Computerworld 11:35 AM
  • "USB Group Approves New One-Size-Fits-All Charging Method" PCWorld 1:50 PM
  • "Linux Mint 13 KDE released: But does it live up to expectations?" ZDNet 3:24 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's lackluster Q3 results: What the analysts are saying" Fortune 12:59 PM
  • "Apple's Miss Provides Ideal Entry Point To Buy The Stock" Forbes 10:26 AM
  • "Morgan Stanley Thinks Apple Shares Are Ripe For Picking Right Now" Business Insider 8:07 AM
  • "5 reasons we took more profits on Apple" MarketWatch 1:02 PM
  • "Was Raymond James Justified In Downgrading Apple?" 24/7 Wall St. 3:07 PM
  • "Well, It Looks Like One Of Apple's Biggest Risks May Be Starting To Hit Home..." Business Insider 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Stock is Dead; Sell It on a Bounce" TheStreet 7:52 AM
  • "Apple: An Eerie Sense Of Confusion For This Earnings Report (Part 2)" Seeking Alpha 7:41 AM
  • "Street hedging on Apple's December quarter: Brokers trim estimates for period despite expected iPhone 5 launch" MarketWatch 4:10 PM
  • "Apple Shares Fall on 3Q Miss" Zacks 8:21 AM
  • "Radio update: Investors a bite out of Apple" MarketWatch 7:41 AM
  • "Apple's rare miss: Katy Huberty nailed it. The bloggers blew it." Fortune 7:40 AM
  • "Misek: IPhone 5 to be Biggest Product Cycle" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:26 AM
  • "Morning MarketBeat: Apple's Miss Tough to Shake" WSJ Blogs 7:18 AM
  • "Even Apple Is Getting Hammered By The Europe Mess (Or Is This A Deeper, Darker Problem?)" Business Insider 8:08 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks rise, with earnings in focus/Asia markets edged higher in a choppy start to Thursday trading, as investors absorbed a mixed bag of local and offshore earnings reports." MarketWatch 9:34 PM
  • "Apple, Netflix declines take stage for tech stocks" MarketWatch 4:25 PM
  • "U.S. stock gains limited to Dow industrials: Apple shares hit after earnings disappoint" MarketWatch 9:33 PM
  • "Dow Rises on Earnings, But Broader Markets Lag" FOXBusiness 12:49 PM
  • "S&P 500 Erases Advance As Apple's Plunge Offsets Banks" Bloomberg 3:29 PM
  • "Dow Snaps 3-Day Losing Streak; Apple Falls 4%" CNBC 3:31 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed as Apple Weighs" TheStreet 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks: Apple drags tech, Caterpillar boosts Dow" CNNMoney 9:29 AM
  • "Dow Up for First Time in 4 Days" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:33 PM
  • "Canada stocks gain; Teck's profit tumbles 64%" MarketWatch 9:34 PM
  • "U.K. stocks slightly down after volatile session: Banks and miners on the rise" MarketWatch 3:31 PM
  • "Apple, Europe Dent Asian Markets" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:53 AM
  • "Weak Data Weigh on European Stocks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:31 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks choppy after U.S. new-homes data/Autos gain in Frankfurt; major banks trade higher in Paris" MarketWatch 3:32 PM
  • "Global markets steady as ECB member hints at boosting bailout fund power" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 3:32 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:35 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:43 PM
  • "Nasdaq reports better than expected second-quarter earnings" Associated Press 1:30 PM

 
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