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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hears long-anticipated AirPower wirless charger will hit store shelves in September, delay due to "technical hurdles"; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple's recent habit of pre-announcing products hurts company more than consumers—reports and opinions in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections today; Nir Eyal at Quartz opines the reason Apple, Google don't want us using phones more is to curb harmful behavior, instead creating "healthy habits with [our] digital devices"; Tim Cook explains to Irish Times Apple's commitment to Ireland; Final Cut Pro turns 7 today—reports in our OS X section; Apple part of car consortium to establish digital car key specs for smartphones; Apple adds another original program to show lineup; the honeymoon is over, US Supreme Court rules states may now require online retailers to collect sales tax; CNET thinks Logitech Crayon so good Apple should copy it.

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  • "Apple Officials Said to Consider Stake in Twitter: Apple, which has stumbled in its efforts to get into social media, has talked with Twitter in recent months about making a strategic investment in it, according to people briefed on the matter."  New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:29 PM
  • "Apple Discussed Investing in Twitter" [Paid Membership Required] 10:42 PM
  • "Is Apple taking a financial interest in Twitter?" CNET News 10:42 PM
  • "Apple to buy fingerprint sensor maker AuthenTec for $356 million"  Reuters 7:38 AM
  • "Why Apple is paying millions for a fingerprint sensor maker: Mobile payments are headed to the smartphone industry, heightening security concerns" Reuters 12:45 PM
  • "Apple bulks up mobile security with $356M AuthenTec buy" CNET News 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Buys Samsung's Android Security Partner AuthenTec For $356M" TechCrunch 8:16 AM
  • "Apple's Authentec Buy Hints At Secure iPad: $356 million acquisition of biometrics specialist suggests Apple might be getting serious about the enterprise client market." InformationWeek 11:52 AM
  • "Apple to Spend $356 Million on Security Company AuthenTec" IDG News Service 10:26 AM
  • "Apple Buys Mobile Security Company AuthenTec For $356 Million" Business Insider 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Acquires Fingerprint Security Company AuthenTec for $356 Million" AllThingsD 8:50 AM
  • "Apple Agrees to Buy AuthenTec for About $350M" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:31 AM
  • "Apple to Buy Fingerprint-Product Maker" [Paid Membership Required] 8:06 AM
  • "Apple buys a company that makes fingerprint readers" Fortune 8:01 AM
  • "Lawyers Circle Apple-AuthenTec Buyout for Shareholder Suit" The Mac Observer 6:38 PM
  • "Apple Paid $60 Million: But Still Might Not Own iPad In China" Forbes 8:48 AM
  • "Who Cheated Whom? Apple v. Samsung Patent Showdown Explained"  Wired 7:51 AM
  • "Samsung accuses Apple of 'ambush litigation' in 3G patent trial: Apple says it has raised new issues because it doesn't know exactly how its chipsets, made by other vendors, function" IDG News Service 7:45 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung Take Smartphone War to U.S. Jury" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:31 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung take patent fight to crucial California trial" Reuters 6:42 PM
  • "Samsung files 'me too' motion for adverse inference jury instruction against Apple" Foss Patents 8:18 AM
  • "Why Samsung beating Apple could be good news for iPhone 5"  Computerworld 8:36 AM
  • "Apple and Microsoft to team up for Kodak's patents? The fierce competitors could once again pool their resources to snatch up a collection of high-value patents from Kodak."  CNET News 8:11 PM
  • "Apple Loses Bid to Move Kodak Fight Out of Bankruptcy Court" PC Magazine 12:45 PM
  • "Judge turns down Apple's request in Kodak patent case" Macworld UK 7:35 AM
  • "Mountain Lion Roars, Captures 3.2% Share in First 48 Hours" Chitika 2:56 PM
  • "Apple's Mountain Lion Off to a Roaring Start" AllThingsD 12:44 PM
  • "Mountain Lion now on 3.2 percent of Macs, firm says: According to Chitika, more than 2 million Mac users are now running Apple's newest version of OS X, which came out earlier this week." CNET News 2:58 PM
  • "Cat power: Apple's Mountain Lion is quickly marking its territory" VentureBeat 2:35 PM
  • "Mountain Lion Penetrates 3.2% of Mac Market in 48 Hour" The Mac Observer 3:21 PM
  • "Mac OS X Mountain Lion Already on 3.2 Percent of Macs" PC Magazine 6:41 PM
  • "Retina MacBook Pros get Power Nap" MacNN 6:41 PM
  • "MDM moves beyond mobile devices into Macs: MobileIron now supports OS X Mountain Lion, a sign of growing adoption of non-Windows devices" Computerworld 8:00 AM
  • "New Trojan besieging Apple's MacOS" V3 8:09 AM
  • "A Bunch of Updates to Get Ready for Mountain Lion (Safari 6, iWork, Aperture, iTunes etc)" Mac Amour 8:16 AM
  • "RIP Sparrow: Restricted Open Source Code Kills The Client"  The Next Web 2:29 PM
  • "Hurrah! Wonderful .Mail Email Concept Is Coming To Your Mac" Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Up-to-Date Program woes continue" CNET Reviews 2:35 PM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/We answer questions about 64-bit management and questions surrounding the OS X Mountain Lion release." CNET Reviews 1:24 PM
  • "Lotus Notes and OS X Mountain Lion" ["Lotus Notes 8.5.3 has some challenges running on Mountain Lion, which we have documented in IBM technote 159984. IBM has been working with Apple for several months in an effort to address these issues, but unfortunately there was no simple path to resolution prior to Apple's release."] Ed Brill 8:24 AM
  • "Does OS X Mountain Lion do graphics faster?" Bare Feats 1:12 PM
  • "How to Talk to Your Mac: Using Dictation Effectively" Lifehacker 8:09 AM
  • "MacMost Now 740: Mountain Lion iCloud Documents" MacMost 10:22 AM
  • "Mountain Lion 101: Finder encryption with FileVault 2" TUAW 8:19 AM
  • "What's New in Mountain Lion's Safari 6" TidBITS 10:27 AM
  • "Mountain Lion: Apple's Chess Gets Game Center Online Multiplayer" Apple'n'Apps 6:41 PM
  • "Select an AirPlay device to stream audio from the menu bar" Mac OS X Hints 10:26 AM
  • "Why iTunes Shuffle Isn't Random (and How to Fix It)" Lifehacker 2:57 PM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Grab bag" Macworld 8:18 AM
  • "MacMate review: Replacement for Apple's MobileMe offers website hosting, online storage and more" Macworld UK 8:12 AM
  • "How To: Make an OS X Mountain Lion install disk, DVD or USB" FairerPlatform 9:44 PM
  • "Bored Stiff With Mac OS X Mountain Lion Already? It's Time To Customize The Cat With More Free Tweaks" Mac 360 7:33 AM
  • "Too Many Apps Cluttering Up Launchpad On Your Mac? Fix It With Launchpad Manager" TeraTalks 7:33 AM
  • "Try Free And Simple Ways To Check Your MacBook's Battery Status" NoodleMac 7:33 AM
  • "Printing Envelopes On Your Mac: The Price Of Snail Mail Just Went Up" Mac 360 7:33 AM
  • "Yet Another Cheap Mac App That Cleans Caches, Logs, Files, Languages, And Trash" BohemianBoomer 7:33 AM
  • "Take Screenshots On Your Mac And Put Any Color Or Image As The Background For Free" McSolo 7:32 AM
  • "Apple must change security practices to combat Mac OS Trojan threat" V3 2:28 PM
  • "OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Ships and Reviewed, New Mac OS X/Crisis Trojan Found, and More" Low End Mac 1:24 PM
  • "How We Choose and Use Cloud Storage Options" Low End Mac 11:10 AM
  • "Marco Arment on the Mac App Store's future" TUAW 9:27 AM
  • "The Failure Of The Mac App Store: Affluent App Developers Leave Town (customers follow)" PixoBebo 7:33 AM
Press Releases
  • "Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition coming to iOS, OS X in September" The Loop 8:37 PM
  • "Growl 2 and HardwareGrowler 2 for Mountain Lion Now in Beta" iClarified 6:41 PM
  • "Absoft Pro Fortran 2012 compatibility with Mountain Lion" Macs in Chemistry 3:01 PM
  • "Launchbar, Mountain Lion and 1Password" Macdrifter 10:27 AM
  • "Chronos Announces Spotlife -- A calendar for your desktop" Chronos 10:23 AM
  • "ConceptDraw Office v2 Updated for Mac OS X Mountain Lion" PRWeb 8:22 AM
  • "Paragon Software Group Introduces Industry's First NTFS for Mac OS X 10 with Full Support for Apple's New Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion" Paragon Software 7:33 AM
  • "Red Giant and CrumplePop Launch Vintage Camera Looks for FCP X" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "New Tattoo Font Can Be As Individual As You Are" prMac 7:29 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Turns Out Apple Conducts Market Research After All/Apple co-founder Steve Jobs notoriously shunned market research. He once quipped: 'It isn't the consumer's job to know what they want.' That was Apple's job."  WSJ Blogs 8:11 AM
  • "Apple disappoints at first Black Hat briefing"  The Register 7:44 AM
  • "Apple's Black Hat presentation on iOS security disappoints, rehashes old white paper" 9 to 5 Mac 8:08 AM
  • "How all your iPhone apps could be hacked at once" CNNMoney 7:50 AM
  • "Apple U.S. margins for iPad about half of iPhone: filing" Reuters 8:52 AM
  • "Apple makes 58% profit from sales of iPhone: iPad sees profit margin of 32%, demonstrates importance of iPhone to Apple's bottom line" Macworld UK 7:36 AM
  • "IDC: Samsung and Apple ship almost half of all smartphones, but Korean manufacturer maintains lead" Engadget 8:02 AM
  • "Samsung Completely Destroyed Apple In Smartphone Shipments Last Quarter" Business Insider 8:05 AM
  • "The Mother of All Design Tablets: I've asked before whether Apple could woo designers over to its iPad--a question that rests partly on whether anyone can figure out how to make a great iPad stylus." Technology Review 7:50 AM
  • "Apple's new Barcelona retail store opens tomorrow [Gallery] 9 to 5 Mac 1:10 PM
  • "Apple Wants Amazon Executive's Testimony in App Store Name Dispute" The Mac Observer 12:25 PM
  • "Apple's iOS 6 mapping won't put an end to Waze's days, says its president" ZDNet 2:27 PM
  • "Obama outspends Romney on Apple products; Democrat-leaning states have higher iPhone usage; Apple employees donate $15 to Obama for every $1 to Romney" MacDailyNews 6:37 PM
  • "Google adds 3D maps and virtual 'tour guide' to iOS" AFP Relax News 7:54 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S3 search foul-up was a mistake, not Apple" Crave @ CNET 7:51 AM
  • "Olympics Test Network As IPhone-Toting Visitors Clog U.K." Bloomberg 10:36 AM
  • "Best Buy drops price of the iPhone 4 to $49.99 with plan" 9 to 5 Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Financial Times: Our Digital Subscribers Now Outnumber Print, And Digital Is Half Of The FT's Revenue" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "RSA offers simple tips for serious cyber-security ahead of 2012 Olympics" ZDNet 2:27 PM
  • "Blizzard patches Diablo III Wizard 'God Mode' exploit" TG Daily 1:39 PM
  • "$48 mini Android PC is out in the wild" TG Daily 1:39 PM
  • "Nokia Confirms Close Of Last Finnish Handset Factory: 780 Job Cuts To Follow" TechCrunch 1:33 PM
  • "French System Lets You Write With Your Eyes" PC Magazine 12:17 PM
  • "Google Doodle Celebrates Tonight's Olympic Games Opening Ceremony" Wired 2:16 PM
  • "Google Handwrite Pits Mobile Search Against Your Withered Penmanship" Techland 1:47 PM
  • "ISPs Poised to Battle Google's 'Fiberhoods'" PC Magazine 12:16 PM
  • "Twitter's Opulent New Offices: Exclusive Micro-Tour and Photos" Wired 2:15 PM
  • "Twitter Hit With 'Is This You?' Photo Malware" PC Magazine 12:15 PM
  • "CEO Turnaround Has Kept Yahoo! in the Headlines and Perception High" Forbes 11:23 AM
  • "Chip industry undergoing structural shift, says UMC CEO" DigiTimes 10:56 AM
  • "RIM Marketing Head's Secret Weapon: Current BlackBerry Fans" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:16 AM
  • "Ouya game console adds OnLive, outs controller" CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "Ahead Of Olympics, Samsung Supports Team Great Britain With Union Jack Galaxy S III" TechCrunch 1:33 PM
  • "Smartphones power record Samsung profit of $5.9 billion during Apple lull" Reuters 10:17 AM
  • "TUAW Origin Stories: Model Release" TUAW 6:42 PM
  • "The MacJury Enter Their First Impressions of Mountain Lion Into Evidence" MacVoicesTV 2:22 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Stephen Baker, of the NPD Group, Daniel Eran Dilger, of Roughly Drafted Magazine and AppleInsider, and Nelson Hudes, representing, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 2:21 PM
  • "Architosh talks to Francois Levy about Small-Firm BIM" Architosh 2:21 PM
  • "The Opinion Cast: The Future of Smart Watches" Tech.pinions 9:41 AM
  • "Engadget Podcast 303 - 07.27.2012" ["01:47 - Apple OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 review; 06:51 - Mountain Lion hits the Mac App Store, is one $20 credit card deduction away; 25:50 - Apple announces Q3 2012 earnings: $35 billion revenue, $8.8 billion in net profits"] Engadget 8:51 AM
  • "Has the iPhone 5 Been Smuggled Out of the Factory Already?"  Gizmodo 8:01 AM
  • "iPhone 5 leak? New pictures emerge" CNET Reviews 11:22 AM
  • "Behold, Early iPhone and iPad Prototypes" TechCrunch 8:03 AM
  • "Early iPad prototypes surface in Apple v, Samsung" Electronista 8:04 AM
  • "iPhone and iPad prototypes reveal Apple design process" Crave @ CNET 7:50 AM
  • "iPhone and iPad prototypes show Apple's roads not taken" TUAW 8:16 AM
  • "Apple prototypes show iPhone 'inspired by Sony', and kickstand iPad" Electricpig 8:09 AM
  • "Apple patent reveals iPhone's NFC ambitions" SlashGear 7:52 AM
  • "Apple wants to control everything in your home via NFC" CNET News 10:23 AM
  • "Apple's continued interest in heads-up displays may hint at showdown with Google Glass" The Next Web 8:13 AM
  • "One dead, four hurt at Apple supplier China plant" MarketWatch 10:28 AM
  • "Gas leak hits Apple supplier in Taiwan" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Gas Leak at Apple Supplier's Plant Kills 1" [Paid Membership Required] 9:55 AM
  • "Apple Hires AMD Chip Engineer, 100W USB Coming, SSDs for 2012 MacBook Air, and More" Low End Mac 2:54 PM
  • "iPad 68% of Tablet Market, Nexus 7 Gets Lots of Love, IKEA Catalog for iOS, and More" Low End Mac 9:31 PM
  • "MacBook Air SMC Updates 1.5 and 1.6" TidBITS 11:15 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Robot Bros For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:24 AM
  • "Around the World in 80 Days HD (Premium) For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:24 AM
  • "Escape The Ape For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:24 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:44 AM
  • "Apple refurbs: MacBook Air from $759" MacNN 11:59 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 26 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:16 AM

  • "iHome IP76 LED Color Changing Tower Stereo Speaker review" AppleTell 8:08 AM
  • "Review: Waterfield Designs Muzetto Waxed Canvas" Run Around Tech 9:27 AM
  • "Folio Trio Mobile Workstation For The IPad Has Almost Everything" MacNews 9:25 AM
  • "Atomic Floyd SuperDarts review: Time you bought some proper earphones?" Electricpig 8:09 AM
  • "Saxby Laptop Messenger is a solid bag if you don't overfill it" Macworld 11:16 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Cozi Family Organizer (for iPad)" PC Magazine 6:41 PM
  • "NavFree for iPad and iPhone review: Comprehensive SatNav solution makes it to the iPad and iPhone in NavFree" Macworld UK 8:12 AM
  • "Reviewed: Best Digital Magazine App/The next time you want to do a little reading on a business trip, reach for this handy app." Inc. 10:26 AM
  • "Path App Updates: What's Bigger? What's Better? What's More?" Forbes 7:46 AM
  • "WriteUp 3.2 Adds Swipe Selection On iPad" MacStories 1:10 PM
  • "Great British Chefs Returns with Summertime HD — iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:49 AM
  • "How To Get Live Tile Like Weather Icon On iPhone And iPad Home Screen [No Jailbreak Required] Redmond Pie 9:27 AM
  • "Walking Dead: The Game - Episode 1 Review" Mac|Life 1:10 PM
  • "Cardinal Quest for iPad and iPhone review: Cardinal Quest is a charismatic roleplaying game has you hunting a minotaur" Macworld UK 8:12 AM
  • "These Car Toons Aren't Gonna Take it Any More – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 11:16 AM
  • "Worm vs Birds Review: Fire worms from a cannon to take out those annoying birds in this physics-based shooter puzzle game." 148Apps 1:24 PM
  • "Fotopedia China Review: A fascinating and beautiful insight into the land of China." 148Apps 12:44 PM
  • "Journey to Real Madrid Review: It's flick football at its freemium-ist!" 148Apps 8:19 AM
  • "Soulja Boy Takes On The iPad With His Ridiculous Tablet" TechCrunch 8:33 PM
  • "iPhone 5 rumor roundup: CNET tracks all the iPhone 5 rumors: from the likely to the crazy: that we've heard so far in 2011 and 2012." CNET Reviews 8:11 PM
  • "Apple's Ridiculous Patent" Forbes 6:41 PM
  • "Why Does a Lover of Freedom Like Me Love a 'Restrictive' Company Like Apple?"  The Rush Limbaugh Show 3:56 PM
  • "Have Smartphone Sales Hit the Saturation Point?" ReadWriteWeb 3:07 PM
  • "How Steve Jobs Almost Leaked The Original iPhone's Existence" Business Insider 2:58 PM
  • "Samsung says that Apple stole iPhone design from Sony" Neowin 8:37 PM
  • "Samsung: 'Apple's proto-iPhone Jony is a Sony phone phoney'" Register Hardware 2:28 PM
  • "Long Live The Mac: Why The Mac's Golden Age Is Coming To An End" Mac 360 11:58 AM
  • "Has Apple 'Overscrolled' Its Case Against Samsung, And What To Do About Tech Patents?" Forbes 12:43 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 Vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: What We Know" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 11:52 AM
  • "Ad for Apple's Siri gets poison oak wrong, report says" CNET News 3:03 PM
  • "Siri gets it all wrong in latest iPhone 4S ad" iDownload Blog 11:16 AM
  • "Kodak Has Its Moment: Judge Denies Apple's Bid to Move Patent Suit to New Court" AllThingsD 10:38 AM
  • "Thanks to iOS 6, MetaWatch outs Strata smartwatch — Mobile Technology News" GigaOM 10:26 AM
  • "Apple Provides Lessons for RIM's BlackBerry Comeback Bid" Bloomberg 10:26 AM
  • "IPad Remains Best Used As A Supplement To The Mac" MacNews 9:25 AM
  • "More Realistic iPhone 5 Mockup Piccies Appear" AppleBitch 11:49 AM
  • "The Latest iPhone Leak: Fact Or Fiction?" App Advice 10:27 AM
  • "If This Is What The New iPhone Looks Like, Are People Going To Be 'Disappointed'?" Business Insider 9:03 AM
  • "Is the iPad Really That Expensive?" PadGadget 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Claims Google Warned Samsung About Copying iPad" Tom's Hardware 11:16 AM
  • "What Is Apple Up to This Time? Is Apple's AuthenTec deal motivated by patents or to bolster the security on its devices?" WSJ Blogs 3:57 PM
  • "Apple Acquires AuthenTec: A Fingerprint as a Key?" Forbes 2:34 PM
  • "Apple Pays $356 Million For AuthenTec In Possible Prelude To Mobile Payments" Forbes 2:34 PM
  • "Why Apple wanted AuthenTec: Thwart Samsung, Android in BYOD: If Apple didn't buy AuthenTec, a cash strapped mobile security player, it's likely another rival would have. Apple's courtship of the enterprise via the bring your own device continues." ZDNet 2:27 PM
  • "Apple's AuthenTec Deal: A Shot At Samsung?" TheStreet 9:42 AM
  • "Apple scoops up secure fingerprint sensor maker AuthenTec for $356M" GigaOM 8:21 AM
  • "Who's suing Apple this week? Mobile patent lawsuits round-up/In courts this week: Apple, Samsung, Google, Microsoft & Motorola" Macworld UK 8:41 AM
  • "Should Apple Worry About Samsung's Widening Lead?"  MacNewsWorld 8:16 AM
  • "Apple granted stay on 'Samsung didn't copy us' ads" SlashGear 7:42 AM
  • "Google+ and 'ghost town' are a contradiction" BetaNews 3:06 PM
  • "5 Black Hat Security Lessons For CIOs: Beyond the bearded coders and men in black suits was a trove of security best practices for enterprise IT." InformationWeek 3:03 PM
  • "How software can learn a lot from the way nature works" ZDNet 2:26 PM
  • "If OEMs aren't committed to Windows, where are they to go?" ZDNet 2:25 PM
  • "Widespread outages underline the need for IT backup plans" V3 1:54 PM
  • "Top 10 technologies powering the Olympic and Paralympic Games" V3 1:54 PM
  • "No slowdown in sight for cyber attacks" USA Today 1:52 PM
  • "The week in tech: 5 must-know things" USA Today 1:51 PM
  • "No: it isn't you, it's Twitter malware" TG Daily 1:38 PM
  • "The best prepaid smartphones: In many ways a cheaper, financially safer alternative to standard pay-by-the-month phones" Techlicious 12:06 PM
  • "The data center you dream of is in the cloud: New high-performance public cloud offerings deliver what IT can't afford to implement in-house" InfoWorld 11:54 AM
  • "The easy, low-cost, secure plan for enabling BYOD: A rise in vendor and consultant fearmongering endangers user productivity and IT budgets alike" InfoWorld 11:53 AM
  • "What Will the Internet Look Like in 5 Years?" Forbes 11:23 AM
  • "BT: Almost every Android device is infected with malware" ZDNet 2:22 PM
  • "Google Is Now America's Most Awesome ISP" Wired 2:15 PM
  • "Is Google Fiber Key to Cloud Happiness?" Wired 2:14 PM
  • "Five Cool Things About Google Fiber (and One Not So Cool Thing)" Techland 1:48 PM
  • "Why it's not easy being Mark Zuckerberg" GigaOM [Free Registration Required] 9:56 AM
  • "Microsoft's Confusing Tablet Message" Tech.pinions 9:41 AM
  • "Sight: A Short Film About The Future – [Video, Nsfw] RazorianFly 8:35 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Nike updates FuelBand app for iOS to add multiple band support, increase sync speed" The Next Web 9:22 PM
  • "Apple Unlocker Announces AT&T Factory Unlock for iPhone 4/4S" SBWire 3:07 PM
  • "Here it is: The first-ever Dr. Seuss iPad coloring app" GeekWire 2:35 PM
  • "Olympics 2012 Apps: The Must-Have Apps To Keep Up With the Games" [Slideshow] ABCNews 10:27 AM
  • "Yelp iOS app updated with lots of 'awesomeness'" CNET News 10:27 AM
  • "I'm Interviewing Ken Segall, Author of Insanely Simple, Next Tuesday" Techland 8:40 AM
  • "Orderly - A Unique App to Manage To-Dos Using Simple iPhone Gestures." PRWeb 8:22 AM
  • "iPad Charging-Friendly USB Splitter / HUB (Black)" USBfever 7:34 AM
  • "HighPoint Dual-Dedicated 5Gb/s Storage Docks Unleash a New-Level of USB3.0 Storage Performance" Highpoint Technologies [2-Page PDF Download] 7:31 AM
  • "Bank Of America iPad App Finally Get's Check Deposits" Best App Site 7:30 AM
  • "InQBarna launches Riffer 2.0 for iOS - Music becomes social" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Groundbreaking CGI Interactive Storybook: Kodee's Canoe - Echo for iPad" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "Goal Defense is Now Available for Free for all iOS" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "How Much Do You Look Like Your Parents, Friends or a Famous Celeb?" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "Tiny Owls Lands on iOS and Android" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "Make beautiful, flippable iPad photo albums with the Showboat app" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "Leo's Book for iPad: Remarkable Kid's Book with Live, Light Box Sand Art" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "iTranslate Voice Transforms iPhone and iPad into a Portable Translator" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "PDF2Office for iPad ships - iPad PDF Converter converts PDF files" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "Islamicfinder Revamps the Athan App to Help Users Keep Track of Prayers" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "Bubble Grubble HD for iPhone, iPad Now Available on the App Store" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "Ventora Studios launches debut mobile game Project Boom for free on iPad" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "Web Express! Offline Page Reader for iPad" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "Ultimate iPhone App for Dog Lovers Gets Major Upgrade" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "Pinball Crystal Caliburn II for iOS now available on the App Store" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "Goodnight ABC reinvents the ABCs" prMac 7:29 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Addresses the Post-PC Dilemma" PCWorld 12:20 PM
  • "Microsoft and Google battle for influence in the policy shadows" Silicon Valley 10:48 AM
  • "With German FAT patent ruling, Microsoft scores third court victory over Google in as many months" Foss Patents 9:35 AM
  • "Microsoft wins sales ban against infringing Motorola devices in Germany" IDG News Service 10:44 AM
  • "German judge: Motorola violates Microsoft's FAT patent" CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "German Court Issues Ban on Motorola Products Using Microsoft's Patented File Storage Format" AllThingsD 2:56 PM
  • "Motorola Android devices banned in Germany in Microsoft FAT spat" ZDNet 2:26 PM
  • "Skype denies police surveillance policy change: Microsoft's online message, phone and video chat service Skype has denied making changes to its system 'in order to provide law officers greater access' to its members' conversations." BBC 10:26 AM
  • "Skype Denies Making It Easier For Police To Snoop On Calls" Forbes 2:57 PM
  • "Skype Denies Snooping Claims" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:56 PM
  • "Forget the conspiracy theories: Skype's supernodes belong in the cloud" ZDNet 2:24 PM
  • "Windows 8 fear and uncertainty kicks in" CNET News 10:13 AM
  • "Is Windows 8 Really a 'Catastrophe' for Content Creators?" Techland 1:48 PM
  • "Microsoft sets lowest price for paid apps at $1.49 for Windows 8 Store" ZDNet 2:25 PM
  • "Microsoft SEC Filing: Surface Tablets Will Compete With OEM Partners" CRN 10:41 AM
  • "Microsoft acknowledges Surface may trigger OEM hostility: Fling with tablets may affect computer makers' commitment to Windows, firm says in SEC filing" Computerworld 10:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Admits Surface Tablet Might Alienate Partners" PC Magazine 12:17 PM
  • "Microsoft: Okay, Maybe We Are Alienating PC Makers With Surface" AllThingsD 10:07 AM
  • "Microsoft: Why yes, our Surface tablet could tick off OEMs" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "Microsoft's cheapest Surface tablet won't cost $1K after all" CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Investigates Azure Outage In Europe: Azure compute service disappears for 2.5 hours in West Europe region; cloud experts downplay possible Olympics connection." InformationWeek 10:18 AM
  • "Xbox Live update partially detailed: Among the enhancements to the next Xbox 360 firmware update will be the addition of an Internet Explorer browser." TG Daily 1:38 PM
  • "Can open source save HP? Bold new cloud offering built on open source -- with a subtle restructuring -- may plant the seeds for the future rescue of HP" InfoWorld 11:54 AM
  • "Oracle cans IBM attack ad after ticking off from watchdog" The Register 1:42 PM
  • "Will Lenovo's race to be No. 1 in PCs neglect overall growth?" ZDNet 2:27 PM
  • "Intel to promote new panel technology at ultrabook ecosystem meeting in Taiwan" DigiTimes 10:56 AM
  • "What Intel's 'Me The Musical' leaves out" EE Times 10:57 AM
  • "AMD's Server Market To Rebound After A Dismal Q2" Forbes 2:50 PM
  • "Senate Could Vote on Cyber-Security Legislation" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:02 AM
  • "What Congress' cybersecurity bills mean for you: One piece of legislation, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, is expected to be brought up for debate on the Senate floor in a matter of days" SecurityNewsDaily 12:06 PM
  • "Europe's supply of IPv4 addresses nearing depletion: RIPE NCC to run out of IPv4 addresses any day, putting pressure on network operators to deploy IPv6" Network World 12:29 PM
  • "Wireless giving boost to semiconductor industry: report" ZDNet 2:22 PM
  • "Fighting Hackers without Sinking to Their Level: At this year's Black Hat hacker conference in Las Vegas, attention turns from defense to offense." Technology Review 1:34 PM
  • "Hackers in the limelight: Scenes from Black Hat 2012/The annual security fest featured thrills and chills as the pros did their best to make everyone feel afraid" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 11:54 AM
  • "Technology companies increasingly replacing CEOs" MarketWatch 2:49 PM
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Apple News
  • "Apple Shareholders: Do Not Hit The Panic Button" Seeking Alpha 3:06 PM
  • "Why Talk Of Apple's Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated" Seeking Alpha 2:34 PM
  • "Sterne Agee's Wu Says Apple, IBM Most Resilient Tech (Audio)" Bloomberg 10:31 AM
  • "Will This Be The Pause That Refreshes Apple?" Investopedia 8:59 AM
  • "AAPL: Is There an 'iPod Maxi' in FYQ4 View? Asks BMO" Barron's 3:05 PM
  • "Op art: 10 seconds of Apple trades after Q3 earnings report" Fortune 8:00 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks end week higher; Dow tops 13,000/Analyst: Fed chief will put economy and own legacy ahead of politics" MarketWatch 6:42 PM
  • "Dow hits 13,000 as stocks rally" CNNMoney 1:17 PM
  • "Dow Climbs Past 13,000 As Treasuries Retreat; Metals Rise" Bloomberg 3:55 PM
  • "Dow Reclaims 13,000 on ECB Stimulus Hopes" TheStreet 6:42 PM
  • "Dow Closes Above 13000; First Time Since May 7" [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Stocks to gain on GDP, Europe hopes" CNNMoney 9:38 AM
  • "Asia Climbs on ECB Comments" [Paid Membership Required] 9:51 AM
  • "Asia Stocks Head for Best Gain This Year on Draghi's Euro Pledge" Bloomberg 9:55 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks buoyed by Europe optimism, earnings/Sydney, Seoul among the few markets with positive weekly returns" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "Europe Stocks Rise on ECB Comments" [Paid Membership Required] 2:35 PM
  • "European Stocks Rise After Merkel, Hollande Comments, U.S. GDP" Bloomberg 9:56 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks lifted by ECB hopes, U.S. data/Barclays rises 9% after earnings beat forecasts" MarketWatch 2:35 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:43 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:43 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:53 PM
  • "Internet stock collapse dents Silicon Valley" Reuters 3:02 PM

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