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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Apple buy Twitter? No way." Fortune 7:26 AM
  • "Is Apple taking a financial interest in Twitter? The New York Times Reports that Apple has had talks with Twitter to take a major stake in the company." CNET News 7:53 AM
  • "WSJ: Apple Considered An Investment In Twitter Last Year, But There Are No Talks Happening Now" Business Insider 7:57 AM
  • "Apple may invest 'hundreds of millions' in Twitter: A partnership between the two companies would help Apple tap social media." Ars Technica 9:33 AM
  • "Apple-Twitter Deal In The Works? Reports Say Apple May Invest In Social Network" The Huffington Post 9:12 PM
  • "Taiwan University Sues Apple over Siri on iDevices" Patently Apple 10:38 AM
  • "More haggling over details in the last moments before Apple v. Samsung: Most documents will have to be unsealed in the case; partner companies shudder." Ars Technica 7:56 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung take patent fight to crucial California trial" Reuters 7:54 AM
  • "Apple changes the game: with AirPlay mirroring" FOXNews 7:27 AM
  • "I Tried To Stop A Guy From Stealing My Date's iPad And I Ended Up With A Broken Jaw" Business Insider 7:31 AM
  • "Opinion: Why Apple can't sustain tablet dominance" Digital Trends 8:02 AM
  • "Digital divide: A parliamentary committee wants to force computer giant Apple to appear before it after members became frustrated with the company's refusal to co-operate." Brisbane Times 9:59 AM
  • "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] 7/27
  • "Apple Discussed Investing in Twitter" [Paid Membership Required] 7/27
  • "Is Apple taking a financial interest in Twitter?" CNET News 7/27
  • "Apple to buy fingerprint sensor maker AuthenTec for $356 million"  Reuters 7/27
  • "Why Apple is paying millions for a fingerprint sensor maker: Mobile payments are headed to the smartphone industry, heightening security concerns" Reuters 7/27
  • "Apple bulks up mobile security with $356M AuthenTec buy" CNET News 7/27
  • "Apple Buys Samsung's Android Security Partner AuthenTec For $356M" TechCrunch 7/27
  • "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 7/27
  • "Apple to Spend $356 Million on Security Company AuthenTec" IDG News Service 7/27
  • "Apple Buys Mobile Security Company AuthenTec For $356 Million" Business Insider 7/27
  • "Apple Acquires Fingerprint Security Company AuthenTec for $356 Million" AllThingsD 7/27
  • "Apple Agrees to Buy AuthenTec for About $350M" [Video Report] Bloomberg 7/27
  • "Apple to Buy Fingerprint-Product Maker" [Paid Membership Required] 7/27
  • "Apple buys a company that makes fingerprint readers" Fortune 7/27
  • "Lawyers Circle Apple-AuthenTec Buyout for Shareholder Suit" The Mac Observer 7/27
  • "Apple Paid $60 Million: But Still Might Not Own iPad In China" Forbes 7/27
  • "Who Cheated Whom? Apple v. Samsung Patent Showdown Explained"  Wired 7/27
  • "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 7/27
  • "Apple, Samsung Take Smartphone War to U.S. Jury" [Video Report] Bloomberg 7/27
  • "Apple, Samsung take patent fight to crucial California trial" Reuters 7/27
  • "Samsung files 'me too' motion for adverse inference jury instruction against Apple" Foss Patents 7/27
  • "Why Samsung beating Apple could be good news for iPhone 5"  Computerworld 7/27
  • "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 7/27
  • "Apple Loses Bid to Move Kodak Fight Out of Bankruptcy Court" PC Magazine 7/27
  • "Judge turns down Apple's request in Kodak patent case" Macworld UK 7/27
  • "Chitika: OS X Mountain Lion sees quick adoption in first 48 hours" Digital Trends 5:36 PM
  • "Mountain Lion Roars, Captures 3.2% Share in First 48 Hours" Chitika 7/27
  • "Apple's Mountain Lion Off to a Roaring Start" AllThingsD 7/27
  • "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 7/27
  • "Cat power: Apple's Mountain Lion is quickly marking its territory" VentureBeat 7/27
  • "Mountain Lion Penetrates 3.2% of Mac Market in 48 Hour" The Mac Observer 7/27
  • "Mac OS X Mountain Lion Already on 3.2 Percent of Macs" PC Magazine 7/27
  • "Retina MacBook Pros get Power Nap" MacNN 7/27
  • "MDM moves beyond mobile devices into Macs: MobileIron now supports OS X Mountain Lion, a sign of growing adoption of non-Windows devices" Computerworld 7/27
  • "New Trojan besieging Apple's MacOS" V3 7/27
  • "A Bunch of Updates to Get Ready for Mountain Lion (Safari 6, iWork, Aperture, iTunes etc)" Mac Amour 7/27
  • "RIP Sparrow: Restricted Open Source Code Kills The Client"  The Next Web 7/27
  • "Hurrah! Wonderful .Mail Email Concept Is Coming To Your Mac" Cult of Mac 7/27
  • "Apple updates high quality OS X speech with Voice Update 2.0" AppleInsider 8:40 AM
  • "Apple Up-to-Date Program woes continue" CNET Reviews 7/27
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/We answer questions about 64-bit management and questions surrounding the OS X Mountain Lion release." CNET Reviews 7/27
  • "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 7/27
  • "How To Do A Clean Install Of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 On Your Mac" Redmond Pie 9:13 PM
  • "Top 10 Secret Features of OS X Mountain Lion" Lifehacker 11:47 AM
  • "Apple Mountain Lion And iOS: Living In Sync/Now that Mountain Lion offers iMessage and iOS-like notifications, is keeping everything in sync really all it's cracked up to be?" InformationWeek 4:53 PM
  • "Mountain Lion 101: Mail VIPs" TUAW 7:44 PM
  • "Mountain Lion 101: Updated high-quality voice synthesis" TUAW 7:12 PM
  • "Mountain Lion AirPlay mirroring v. AirParrot: fight! AirPlay Mirroring works well—but only as long as you have a newer Mac." Ars Technica 1:23 PM
  • "Does OS X Mountain Lion do graphics faster?" Bare Feats 7/27
  • "How to Talk to Your Mac: Using Dictation Effectively" Lifehacker 7/27
  • "MacMost Now 740: Mountain Lion iCloud Documents" MacMost 7/27
  • "Mountain Lion 101: Finder encryption with FileVault 2" TUAW 7/27
  • "What's New in Mountain Lion's Safari 6" TidBITS 7/27
  • "Mountain Lion: Apple's Chess Gets Game Center Online Multiplayer" Apple'n'Apps 7/27
  • "Select an AirPlay device to stream audio from the menu bar" Mac OS X Hints 7/27
  • "Why iTunes Shuffle Isn't Random (and How to Fix It)" Lifehacker 7/27
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Grab bag" Macworld 7/27
  • "MacMate review: Replacement for Apple's MobileMe offers website hosting, online storage and more" Macworld UK 7/27
  • "How To: Make an OS X Mountain Lion install disk, DVD or USB" FairerPlatform 7/27
  • "Bored Stiff With Mac OS X Mountain Lion Already? It's Time To Customize The Cat With More Free Tweaks" Mac 360 7/27
  • "Too Many Apps Cluttering Up Launchpad On Your Mac? Fix It With Launchpad Manager" TeraTalks 7/27
  • "Try Free And Simple Ways To Check Your MacBook's Battery Status" NoodleMac 7/27
  • "Printing Envelopes On Your Mac: The Price Of Snail Mail Just Went Up" Mac 360 7/27
  • "Yet Another Cheap Mac App That Cleans Caches, Logs, Files, Languages, And Trash" BohemianBoomer 7/27
  • "Take Screenshots On Your Mac And Put Any Color Or Image As The Background For Free" McSolo 7/27
  • "Tech Test Drive: To update or not to update Apple's Mountain Lion" St. Paul Pioneer Press [Free Registration Required] 7:57 PM
  • "OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Notes App" Fonts in Use 4:22 PM
  • "Apple must change security practices to combat Mac OS Trojan threat" V3 7/27
  • "OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Ships and Reviewed, New Mac OS X/Crisis Trojan Found, and More" Low End Mac 7/27
  • "How We Choose and Use Cloud Storage Options" Low End Mac 7/27
  • "Marco Arment on the Mac App Store's future" TUAW 7/27
  • "The Failure Of The Mac App Store: Affluent App Developers Leave Town (customers follow)" PixoBebo 7/27
Press Releases
  • "LaunchBar update adds Mountain Lion compatibility, Retina display graphics" The Verge 9:58 AM
  • "Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition coming to iOS, OS X in September" The Loop 7/27
  • "Growl 2 and HardwareGrowler 2 for Mountain Lion Now in Beta" iClarified 7/27
  • "Launchbar, Mountain Lion and 1Password" Macdrifter 7/27
  • "Chronos Announces Spotlife -- A calendar for your desktop" Chronos 7/27
  • "ConceptDraw Office v2 Updated for Mac OS X Mountain Lion" PRWeb 7/27
  • "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 7/27
  • "Red Giant and CrumplePop Launch Vintage Camera Looks for FCP X" prMac 7/27
  • "New Tattoo Font Can Be As Individual As You Are" prMac 7/27
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Fighting the iCrime Wave: Device theft has exploded. New solutions are on the way. Is the industry doing enough about 'Apple picking'?" [Paid Membership Required] 10:54 AM
  • "Apple Wants Amazon Executive To Testify In Appstore Case" redOrbit 11:05 AM
  • "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 7/27
  • "Apple disappoints at first Black Hat briefing"  The Register 7/27
  • "Apple's Black Hat presentation on iOS security disappoints, rehashes old white paper" 9 to 5 Mac 7/27
  • "How all your iPhone apps could be hacked at once" CNNMoney 7/27
  • "Apple U.S. margins for iPad about half of iPhone: filing" Reuters 7/27
  • "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 7/27
  • "IDC: Samsung and Apple ship almost half of all smartphones, but Korean manufacturer maintains lead" Engadget 7/27
  • "Samsung Completely Destroyed Apple In Smartphone Shipments Last Quarter" Business Insider 7/27
  • "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 7/27
  • "Apple's new Barcelona retail store opens tomorrow [Gallery] 9 to 5 Mac 7/27
  • "Apple Wants Amazon Executive's Testimony in App Store Name Dispute" The Mac Observer 7/27
  • "Apple's iOS 6 mapping won't put an end to Waze's days, says its president" ZDNet 7/27
  • "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 7/27
  • "Google adds 3D maps and virtual 'tour guide' to iOS" AFP Relax News 7/27
  • "Samsung Galaxy S3 search foul-up was a mistake, not Apple" Crave @ CNET 7/27
  • "Olympics Test Network As IPhone-Toting Visitors Clog U.K." Bloomberg 7/27
  • "Best Buy drops price of the iPhone 4 to $49.99 with plan" 9 to 5 Mac 7/27
  • "Financial Times: Our Digital Subscribers Now Outnumber Print, And Digital Is Half Of The FT's Revenue" TechCrunch 7/27
Non-Apple News
  • "RSA offers simple tips for serious cyber-security ahead of 2012 Olympics" ZDNet 7/27
  • "Blizzard patches Diablo III Wizard 'God Mode' exploit" TG Daily 7/27
  • "$48 mini Android PC is out in the wild" TG Daily 7/27
  • "Nokia Confirms Close Of Last Finnish Handset Factory: 780 Job Cuts To Follow" TechCrunch 7/27
  • "French System Lets You Write With Your Eyes" PC Magazine 7/27
  • "Google Doodle Celebrates Tonight's Olympic Games Opening Ceremony" Wired 7/27
  • "Google Handwrite Pits Mobile Search Against Your Withered Penmanship" Techland 7/27
  • "ISPs Poised to Battle Google's 'Fiberhoods'" PC Magazine 7/27
  • "Twitter's Opulent New Offices: Exclusive Micro-Tour and Photos" Wired 7/27
  • "Twitter Hit With 'Is This You?' Photo Malware" PC Magazine 7/27
  • "CEO Turnaround Has Kept Yahoo! in the Headlines and Perception High" Forbes 7/27
  • "Chip industry undergoing structural shift, says UMC CEO" DigiTimes 7/27
  • "RIM Marketing Head's Secret Weapon: Current BlackBerry Fans" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/27
  • "Ouya game console adds OnLive, outs controller" CNET News 7/27
  • "Ahead Of Olympics, Samsung Supports Team Great Britain With Union Jack Galaxy S III" TechCrunch 7/27
  • "Smartphones power record Samsung profit of $5.9 billion during Apple lull" Reuters 7/27
  • "TUAW Origin Stories: Model Release" TUAW 7/27
  • "The MacJury Enter Their First Impressions of Mountain Lion Into Evidence" MacVoicesTV 7/27
  • "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 7/27
  • "Architosh talks to Francois Levy about Small-Firm BIM" Architosh 7/27
  • "The Opinion Cast: The Future of Smart Watches" Tech.pinions 7/27
  • "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 7/27
  • "MacBook Pro with Retina display gets Power Nap via firmware update" The Verge 6:10 PM
  • "Apple files another patent for wearable computing device" iDownload Blog 7:27 AM
  • "Has the iPhone 5 Been Smuggled Out of the Factory Already?"  Gizmodo 7/27
  • "Behold, Early iPhone and iPad Prototypes" TechCrunch 7/27
  • "Early iPad prototypes surface in Apple v, Samsung" Electronista 7/27
  • "iPhone and iPad prototypes reveal Apple design process" Crave @ CNET 7/27
  • "iPhone and iPad prototypes show Apple's roads not taken" TUAW 7/27
  • "Apple prototypes show iPhone 'inspired by Sony', and kickstand iPad" Electricpig 7/27
  • "Apple patent reveals iPhone's NFC ambitions" SlashGear 7/27
  • "Apple wants to control everything in your home via NFC" CNET News 7/27
  • "Apple's continued interest in heads-up displays may hint at showdown with Google Glass" The Next Web 7/27
  • "One dead, four hurt at Apple supplier China plant" MarketWatch 7/27
  • "Gas leak hits Apple supplier in Taiwan" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7/27
  • "Gas Leak at Apple Supplier's Plant Kills 1" [Paid Membership Required] 7/27
  • "Apple Hires AMD Chip Engineer, 100W USB Coming, SSDs for 2012 MacBook Air, and More" Low End Mac 7/27
  • "iPad 68% of Tablet Market, Nexus 7 Gets Lots of Love, IKEA Catalog for iOS, and More" Low End Mac 7/27
  • "MacBook Air SMC Updates 1.5 and 1.6" TidBITS 7/27
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Burn The Corn For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:33 AM
  • "Germz For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:34 AM
  • "Warmongers For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:34 AM
  • "There are no new item in The US Apple Store, four were restocked , 64 were unchanged, and two were Sold Out." While Supplies Last 7:46 AM
  • "Robot Bros For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 7/27
  • "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 7/27
  • "Escape The Ape For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7/27
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/27
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7/27
  • "Apple refurbs: MacBook Air from $759" MacNN 7/27
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 26 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7/27

  • "California Headphones review" 9 to 5 Mac 9:20 PM
  • "Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam review: the ultimate A/V conferencing setup" 9 to 5 Mac 7:56 PM
  • "Review: Lynktec's TruGlide Duo Stylus/Pen Combo" iSource 7:44 PM
  • "Padcaster and Lenscaster streamline iPad Video production workflow" TUAW 5:54 PM
  • "iPad case roundup: Ten intriguing yet imperfect cases for your tablet" VentureBeat 8:18 AM
  • "iHome IP76 LED Color Changing Tower Stereo Speaker review" AppleTell 7/27
  • "Folio Trio Mobile Workstation For The IPad Has Almost Everything" MacNews 7/27
  • "Atomic Floyd SuperDarts review: Time you bought some proper earphones?" Electricpig 7/27
  • "Saxby Laptop Messenger is a solid bag if you don't overfill it" Macworld 7/27
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "NavFree for iPad and iPhone review: Comprehensive SatNav solution makes it to the iPad and iPhone in NavFree" Macworld UK 7/27
  • "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. 7/27
  • "Path App Updates: What's Bigger? What's Better? What's More?" Forbes 7/27
  • "WriteUp 3.2 Adds Swipe Selection On iPad" MacStories 7/27
  • "Great British Chefs Returns with Summertime HD — iPad App Review" PadGadget 7/27
  • "How To Get Live Tile Like Weather Icon On iPhone And iPad Home Screen [No Jailbreak Required] Redmond Pie 7/27
  • "Walking Dead: The Game - Episode 1 Review" Mac|Life 7/27
  • "Cardinal Quest for iPad and iPhone review: Cardinal Quest is a charismatic roleplaying game has you hunting a minotaur" Macworld UK 7/27
  • "These Car Toons Aren't Gonna Take it Any More – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 7/27
  • "Worm vs Birds Review: Fire worms from a cannon to take out those annoying birds in this physics-based shooter puzzle game." 148Apps 7/27
  • "Fotopedia China Review: A fascinating and beautiful insight into the land of China." 148Apps 7/27
  • "Journey to Real Madrid Review: It's flick football at its freemium-ist!" 148Apps 7/27
  • "How an advanced photographer uses the iPhone and iPad" GigaOM 12:06 PM
  • "Thunderbolt Hackintosh! Z77X-UP5 TH Motherboard with Thunderbolt (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 9:19 PM
  • "What to Expect From Apple in the Second Half of 2012" The Motley Fool 9:37 PM
  • "MacOS KenDensed: MacOS KenDensed: Apple Q3 Earnings & Plugging App Store Holes" The Mac Observer 4:42 PM
  • "Genius ads: These new ads seemed to have provoked a response not seen since Apple made the menu bar in OS X translucent and initiated Ragnarok." John Moltz's Very Nice Web Site 5:13 PM
  • "New Apple ads make Mac owners look inept, foolish" Digital Trends 5:08 PM
  • "New Apple 'Genius' Ads: Hit, Miss, or Insulting?" PC Magazine 4:23 PM
  • "Apple's new Mac ads face criticism" Stemmings 2:10 PM
  • "Apple may buy stake in Twitter in Facebook leverage play, as Tim Cook takes hold" Beatweek Magazine 5:14 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple Not Really Considering Hooking Up With Twitter" AppleBitch 2:09 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple to Invest Hundreds of Millions in Twitter" Tapscape 10:38 AM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: A bad joke"  Macworld 9:13 AM
  • "Zuckerberg says no Facebook phone, wants deeper iPhone and Android integration" Tap For Mobile 7:58 AM
  • "Soulja Boy Takes On The iPad With His Ridiculous Tablet" TechCrunch 7/27
  • "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 7/27
  • "Apple's Ridiculous Patent" Forbes 7/27
  • "Why Does a Lover of Freedom Like Me Love a 'Restrictive' Company Like Apple?"  The Rush Limbaugh Show 7/27
  • "Have Smartphone Sales Hit the Saturation Point?" ReadWriteWeb 7/27
  • "How Steve Jobs Almost Leaked The Original iPhone's Existence" Business Insider 7/27
  • "Samsung says that Apple stole iPhone design from Sony" Neowin 7/27
  • "Samsung: 'Apple's proto-iPhone Jony is a Sony phone phoney'" Register Hardware 7/27
  • "Long Live The Mac: Why The Mac's Golden Age Is Coming To An End" Mac 360 7/27
  • "Has Apple 'Overscrolled' Its Case Against Samsung, And What To Do About Tech Patents?" Forbes 7/27
  • "Apple iPhone 5 Vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: What We Know" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 7/27
  • "Ad for Apple's Siri gets poison oak wrong, report says" CNET News 7/27
  • "Siri gets it all wrong in latest iPhone 4S ad" iDownload Blog 7/27
  • "Kodak Has Its Moment: Judge Denies Apple's Bid to Move Patent Suit to New Court" AllThingsD 7/27
  • "Thanks to iOS 6, MetaWatch outs Strata smartwatch — Mobile Technology News" GigaOM 7/27
  • "Apple Provides Lessons for RIM's BlackBerry Comeback Bid" Bloomberg 7/27
  • "IPad Remains Best Used As A Supplement To The Mac" MacNews 7/27
  • "More Realistic iPhone 5 Mockup Piccies Appear" AppleBitch 7/27
  • "The Latest iPhone Leak: Fact Or Fiction?" App Advice 7/27
  • "If This Is What The New iPhone Looks Like, Are People Going To Be 'Disappointed'?" Business Insider 7/27
  • "Is the iPad Really That Expensive?" PadGadget 7/27
  • "Apple Claims Google Warned Samsung About Copying iPad" Tom's Hardware 7/27
  • "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 7/27
  • "Apple Acquires AuthenTec: A Fingerprint as a Key?" Forbes 7/27
  • "Apple Pays $356 Million For AuthenTec In Possible Prelude To Mobile Payments" Forbes 7/27
  • "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 7/27
  • "Apple's AuthenTec Deal: A Shot At Samsung?" TheStreet 7/27
  • "Apple scoops up secure fingerprint sensor maker AuthenTec for $356M" GigaOM 7/27
  • "Who's suing Apple this week? Mobile patent lawsuits round-up/In courts this week: Apple, Samsung, Google, Microsoft & Motorola" Macworld UK 7/27
  • "Should Apple Worry About Samsung's Widening Lead?"  MacNewsWorld 7/27
  • "Apple granted stay on 'Samsung didn't copy us' ads" SlashGear 7/27
  • "YouTube might be the best place to watch the Olympics (if it doesn't break)" I, Cringely 2:13 PM
  • "Google+ and 'ghost town' are a contradiction" BetaNews 7/27
  • "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 7/27
  • "How software can learn a lot from the way nature works" ZDNet 7/27
  • "If OEMs aren't committed to Windows, where are they to go?" ZDNet 7/27
  • "Widespread outages underline the need for IT backup plans" V3 7/27
  • "Top 10 technologies powering the Olympic and Paralympic Games" V3 7/27
  • "No slowdown in sight for cyber attacks" USA Today 7/27
  • "The week in tech: 5 must-know things" USA Today 7/27
  • "No: it isn't you, it's Twitter malware" TG Daily 7/27
  • "The best prepaid smartphones: In many ways a cheaper, financially safer alternative to standard pay-by-the-month phones" Techlicious 7/27
  • "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 7/27
  • "The easy, low-cost, secure plan for enabling BYOD: A rise in vendor and consultant fearmongering endangers user productivity and IT budgets alike" InfoWorld 7/27
  • "What Will the Internet Look Like in 5 Years?" Forbes 7/27
  • "BT: Almost every Android device is infected with malware" ZDNet 7/27
  • "Google Is Now America's Most Awesome ISP" Wired 7/27
  • "Is Google Fiber Key to Cloud Happiness?" Wired 7/27
  • "Five Cool Things About Google Fiber (and One Not So Cool Thing)" Techland 7/27
  • "Why it's not easy being Mark Zuckerberg" GigaOM [Free Registration Required] 7/27
  • "Sight: A Short Film About The Future – [Video, Nsfw] RazorianFly 7/27
  • "Bill & Melinda Gates: You can't take a photo with an iPad! [Video] Yahoo! News 9:02 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Just in time for the Olympics, Time Out releases Time Out London for iPad" TUAW 6:10 PM
  • "Ancient Aliens And Other Strange Unsolved Mysteries Comes To iPhone" MacMegasite 11:39 AM
  • "A New iOS App Lets You Send Pictures via Sound!" Cult of Mac 9:58 AM
  • "iPhone apps to help you follow the Olympics" TUAW 7:45 AM
  • "Ace Slot Machine Casino 3 Brings Las Vegas Casino Gaming to iPhone/iPad" MacMegasite 7:34 AM
  • "Chester man develops pizza-making app for iPad" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Nike updates FuelBand app for iOS to add multiple band support, increase sync speed" The Next Web 7/27
  • "Apple Unlocker Announces AT&T Factory Unlock for iPhone 4/4S" SBWire 7/27
  • "Here it is: The first-ever Dr. Seuss iPad coloring app" GeekWire 7/27
  • "Olympics 2012 Apps: The Must-Have Apps To Keep Up With the Games" [Slideshow] ABCNews 7/27
  • "Yelp iOS app updated with lots of 'awesomeness'" CNET News 7/27
  • "I'm Interviewing Ken Segall, Author of Insanely Simple, Next Tuesday" Techland 7/27
  • "Orderly - A Unique App to Manage To-Dos Using Simple iPhone Gestures." PRWeb 7/27
  • "iPad Charging-Friendly USB Splitter / HUB (Black)" USBfever 7/27
  • "HighPoint Dual-Dedicated 5Gb/s Storage Docks Unleash a New-Level of USB3.0 Storage Performance" Highpoint Technologies [2-Page PDF Download] 7/27
  • "Bank Of America iPad App Finally Get's Check Deposits" Best App Site 7/27
  • "InQBarna launches Riffer 2.0 for iOS - Music becomes social" prMac 7/27
  • "Groundbreaking CGI Interactive Storybook: Kodee's Canoe - Echo for iPad" prMac 7/27
  • "Goal Defense is Now Available for Free for all iOS" prMac 7/27
  • "How Much Do You Look Like Your Parents, Friends or a Famous Celeb?" prMac 7/27
  • "Tiny Owls Lands on iOS and Android" prMac 7/27
  • "Make beautiful, flippable iPad photo albums with the Showboat app" prMac 7/27
  • "Leo's Book for iPad: Remarkable Kid's Book with Live, Light Box Sand Art" prMac 7/27
  • "iTranslate Voice Transforms iPhone and iPad into a Portable Translator" prMac 7/27
  • "PDF2Office for iPad ships - iPad PDF Converter converts PDF files" prMac 7/27
  • "Islamicfinder Revamps the Athan App to Help Users Keep Track of Prayers" prMac 7/27
  • "Bubble Grubble HD for iPhone, iPad Now Available on the App Store" prMac 7/27
  • "Ventora Studios launches debut mobile game Project Boom for free on iPad" prMac 7/27
  • "Web Express! Offline Page Reader for iPad" prMac 7/27
  • "Ultimate iPhone App for Dog Lovers Gets Major Upgrade" prMac 7/27
  • "Pinball Crystal Caliburn II for iOS now available on the App Store" prMac 7/27
  • "Goodnight ABC reinvents the ABCs" prMac 7/27
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft hopes new tablet will cure falling PC sales: PC maker seems to be pinning its hopes on the Surface, which will run Windows 8, as its fortunes are battered by the booming iPad" The Guardian 7:15 PM
  • "Microsoft and Bill Gates Journey, Product Features and Future" The News Tribe 8:02 AM
  • "Tools boast easy cracking of Microsoft crypto for businesses: ChapCrack and CloudCracker reveal sensitive corporate communications: including passwords: protected by the popular PPTP encryption protocol, which is based on an algorithm from Microsoft, a researcher says at Defcon." CNET News 4:53 PM
  • "Windows Phone 8 to include screenshot feature with Windows and Camera button combo" The Verge 7:46 AM
  • "Sell Apple and Buy Google and Microsoft" NBC News 9:35 AM
  • "Around the World, Agilent Measures Up: Since its spinoff from Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies has become a leader in the growing market for test and measurement products. Why Wall Street owes it a measure of respect." Barron's 7:59 AM
  • "Intel & PC Vendors To Discuss Haswell Development" Legit Reviews 9:30 PM
  • "Intel: New Thunderbolt controller will double speeds" AfterDawn 9:33 PM
  • "AMD working on three FM2 socket Athlon II X4 processors" 8:00 AM
  • "Cisco to unveil Apple Bonjour gateway for enterprise WiFi networks" Australian Macworld 10:40 AM
  • "HP appears to have revealed the Slate 8 tablet in a new commercial [Video] Gadgetell 7:58 PM
  • "HP laptop comes with webcam standard, peek at Chinese factory as bonus (Video)" Engadget 10:40 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple vulnerable to ill trade winds" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:38 AM
  • "Apple Shareholders: Do Not Hit The Panic Button" Seeking Alpha 7/27
  • "Why Talk Of Apple's Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated" Seeking Alpha 7/27
  • "Sterne Agee's Wu Says Apple, IBM Most Resilient Tech (Audio)" Bloomberg 7/27
  • "Will This Be The Pause That Refreshes Apple?" Investopedia 7/27
  • "AAPL: Is There an 'iPod Maxi' in FYQ4 View? Asks BMO" Barron's 7/27
  • "Op art: 10 seconds of Apple trades after Q3 earnings report" Fortune 7/27
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 7/27
  • "Dow hits 13,000 as stocks rally" CNNMoney 7/27
  • "Dow Climbs Past 13,000 As Treasuries Retreat; Metals Rise" Bloomberg 7/27
  • "Dow Reclaims 13,000 on ECB Stimulus Hopes" TheStreet 7/27
  • "Dow Closes Above 13000; First Time Since May 7" [Paid Membership Required] 7/27
  • "Stocks to gain on GDP, Europe hopes" CNNMoney 7/27
  • "Asia Climbs on ECB Comments" [Paid Membership Required] 7/27
  • "Asia Stocks Head for Best Gain This Year on Draghi's Euro Pledge" Bloomberg 7/27
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks buoyed by Europe optimism, earnings/Sydney, Seoul among the few markets with positive weekly returns" MarketWatch 7/27
  • "Europe Stocks Rise on ECB Comments" [Paid Membership Required] 7/27
  • "European Stocks Rise After Merkel, Hollande Comments, U.S. GDP" Bloomberg 7/27
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks lifted by ECB hopes, U.S. data/Barclays rises 9% after earnings beat forecasts" MarketWatch 7/27
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7/27
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 7/27
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 7/27
  • "Internet stock collapse dents Silicon Valley" Reuters 7/27

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