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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, August 2, 2012


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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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  • "Why Apple TV Just Became Apple's Most Important Product"  Gizmodo 9:53 AM
  • "Apple seeks severe punishment for Samsung lawyer's actions" Reuters 9:40 PM
  • "Apple-Samsung Patent War Pits Two Legal Stars: Apple's Veteran Litigator Squares Off Against Samsung's Rising Star in Silicon Valley Courtroom" [Paid Membership Required] 7:25 PM
  • "Apple seeks severe punishment for Samsung lawyer's actions"  Reuters 1:15 PM
  • "Apple Asks Court to Sanction Samsung by Ordering in Its Favor"  IDG News Service 7:57 AM
  • "Samsung lashes back at Apple in excluded evidence spat: Samsung says it was just following the rules by sharing court filings, and that Apple's efforts to say otherwise weren't filed right." CNET News 7:57 PM
  • "Samsung: We Weren't Trying to Mess With The Jury" AllThingsD 9:25 PM
  • "Apple Says It Will Seek Sanctions Over Samsung Statement" Bloomberg 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Asks Court to Sanction Samsung" [Paid Membership Required] 9:57 AM
  • "Apple Asks Court to Rule in its Favor After Samsung Evidence Leak" AllThingsD 10:03 AM
  • "Judge prohibits invalidity arguments based on 2001: A Space Odyssey and Tomorrow People" ["The bottom line of today's order is that Samsung didn't improve its position in the slightest. Its motions for relief were denied because Judge Grewal's decisions were not 'clearly erroneous'."]  Foss Patents 2:53 PM
  • "Samsung Won't Be Able to Argue '2001: A Space Odyssey' Renders Apple Patents Invalid" AllThingsD 3:11 PM
  • "Will Samsung's patent court doc leak backfire spectacularly? Samsung's decision to leak evidence banned from court could hand Apple an automatic win in the warring tech titans' patent trial." The Register 11:24 AM
  • "Apple wants ruling in favor of its design patent claims due to Samsung's alleged misconduct" Foss Patents 10:49 AM
  • "Apple Lawyer Asks Judge For Legal Win In Wake Of Samsung's Questionable Info Leak" TechCrunch 2:26 PM
  • "Three Samsung motions denied in Apple patent case" Electronista 9:25 PM
  • "Samsung-Apple Patent Fight Turns Nasty" TheStreet 8:09 AM
  • "Samsung Trial Shows Inner Workings of Cagey Apple" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:05 AM
  • "Apple fuming over Samsung's 'unethical' press leak: Intends to file an emergency motion demanding that Samsung is sanctioned over the matter" Macworld UK 8:18 AM
  • "Exclusive Pics: Apple Breaks Ground at Mystery Data Center"  Wired Magazine 8:00 AM
  • "Apple gets key endorsement for Nevada data center: The state's board of economic development votes in favor of an $89 million tax break for the tech giant to set up a 350-acre data center near Reno." CNET News 8:10 AM
  • "State Board Endorses Tax Breaks For Apple" CBS Las Vegas 1:06 PM
  • "Apple reportedly pressing Spanish publishers to ready Latin America iBookstore rollout" The Next Web 8:54 AM
  • "Judge: Apple snoozed on claiming Kodak patents/Apple's claims on two Kodak patents were denied because it took too long and could delay Kodak's bankruptcy case, ruling says." CNET News 4:10 PM
  • "Kodak Wins Partial Victory Against Apple In Patent Fight" Bloomberg 9:55 AM
  • "Apple Sued Over Alleged Defects In MacBook Motherboards" Bloomberg 7:56 PM
  • "Graphics improvements give Mountain Lion that speedy feeling: More could be in store when Apple updates to OpenGL 4.2." Ars Technica 5:09 PM
  • "Apple breezes to PC sales' top spot as Windows share decays: U.K. research firm lumps tablets with desktops and notebooks, says Windows PCs accounted for record-low share of total sales" Computerworld 1:06 PM
  • "Perspective and Context in Personal Computing: The Mac grew at the extremely low rate of 1.8% over last year's second quarter. Although it grew faster than the Windows PC market, the gap has narrowed quite a bit." asymco 5:08 PM
  • "Apple And Twitter Are In Talks To Integrate Twitter With iTunes" Business Insider 8:33 AM
  • "Fix OS X Mountain Lion Wireless Connection Problems" OS X Daily 2:32 PM
  • "Mac Pro users experiencing random log-outs in Mountain Lion: A conflict with dual GPUs may be the root of a window server crash that forces users back to the log-in screen." CNET Reviews 1:11 PM
  • "Bug in Mountain Lion Mail Sends Replies Using Incorrect Accounts" Kirkville 8:42 AM
  • "Mountain Lion discussion topics include server features; file-sharing; wake/sleep problems; sandbox issues; compatibility; Safari 6; Finder changes and issues; Exchange Server; Notes/IMAP problems; iCloud; App Store problems; plus other experiences and observations." MacInTouch 1:13 PM
  • "iTunes Genius not creating Playlists Article" iLounge 4:03 PM
  • "Apple OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Review" HotHardware 11:27 AM
  • "Tweetbot for Mac Gets Multiple Dockable Columns and More" The Next Web 7:25 PM
  • "Restore classic Expose behavior in Mountain Lion: The option to view all windows onscreen in Expose is back as a system preferences option." MacFixIt 2:29 PM
  • "Dock 101: Setup and Basic Use" Mactuts+ 8:41 AM
  • "Do Yourself a Favor: Set Up Mountain Lion's Built-in Text Expansion with These Shortcuts" Lifehacker 2:32 PM
  • "Improve Tab Completion in Mac OS X Terminal" OS X Daily 3:44 PM
  • "Delete All Photos from iPhone At Once" OS X Daily 5:37 PM
  • "Disable automatic application termination in OS X" Mac OS X Hints 9:53 AM
  • "Bored With Desktop Pictures And Wallpaper On Your Mac? Make The Desktop Come Alive With Desktopr" Mac 360 7:39 AM
  • "The Search For The Perfect Mac App Launcher (point and click, or hotkey and keyboard?)" McSolo 7:40 AM
  • "The Official Way To Tinker On A Mac Requires A TinkerTool System App" BohemianBoomer 7:39 AM
  • "5 Ways To Love The Best Way Ever To Manage App Window Clutter On Your Mac's Screen" Mac 360 7:39 AM
  • "The Top 2 Finder Tools For Your Mac: One Replaces The Finder, The Other Improves The Finder" NoodleMac 7:39 AM
  • "Apple Airplay and the Window of Obsolescence" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:31 PM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me find Mountain Lion Posts" TUAW 10:23 AM
  • "Top 80 Requests for Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6: August 2nd" FCPXtv 7:44 AM
  • "Rumor: Twitter To Replace Ping In iTunes" Apple Bitch 7:44 AM
  • "Adventures Of Me And My Mac: From Beer Brewing To Wine Collecting" TeraTalks 7:40 AM
Press Releases
  • "Adobe releases Source Sans Pro, a new open source font" Ars Technica 8:00 PM
  • "WordPress Launches Retina Support For Gravatar And All Hosted And Self-Hosted WP Sites" TechCrunch 7:23 PM
  • "EarthDesk 6: Mountain Lion ready, uses up to 75% less RAM" FairerPlatform 1:51 PM
  • "Save 25% on RAGE, Doom 3, and Quake 4 Mac" Aspyr 10:46 AM
  • "Use Eve to learn Mac OS X shortcuts" TUAW 8:41 AM
  • "Macmanus releases the collection of Sandvox Designs on the Mac App Store" prMac 8:55 AM
  • "GroupLogic's ExtremeZ-IP Offers Support for Mac's OS X Mountain Lion" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Xeric Design Launches EarthDesk 6.0 With Major New Mapping Features" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "FontAgent Pro 5 Ships: Mountain Lion and CS6 Ready, New UI and More" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "SyncMate 4: iCloud, BlackBerry, Google Drive, OS X 10.8 support added" prMac 8:19 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone 5 production to hit 59 million this year, says analyst: Apple will produce enough units of the next-generation iPhone this year to meet or beat sales estimates from J.P. Morgan."  CNET News 7:57 AM
  • "Look for a Fall iPhone Blowout"  AllThingsD 8:11 AM
  • "Analyst: Sept 12 iPhone Event Sooner than Expected" The Mac Observer 11:24 AM
  • "Apple Could Sell 40M iPad Minis In First 12 Months, Analyst Says" Forbes 8:59 AM
  • "IDC: Apple's still king of the tablet hill with 68 percent of the market" Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "IDC: Apple's iPad Grew Q2 Tablet Share To 68% As It Braces For Windows 8, Amazon And Nexus Competition" TechCrunch 9:10 AM
  • "Apple extends tablet market lead: But rivals show greater growth" Register Hardware 8:08 AM
  • "2012 To Bring New World Record In PC shipments – Apple Retakes Lead (Counting iPad As A PC)" MacPrices 11:37 AM
  • "Apple initially wanted an iPhone with shaped glass, deposition reveals" Network World 7:41 AM
  • "Apple preferred curved-glass iPhone designs, but they were too costly, former designer testifies" The Next Web 8:21 AM
  • "Android Is Crushing Apple In Smartphone Shipments Worldwide" Business Insider 8:33 AM
  • "iPhone & Android App Stores Lifting the Developer Middle Class" ReadWriteWeb 2:31 PM
  • "Apple Highlights New Mac And iPad Tax Breaks" AppleBitch 8:30 AM
  • "Apps Make Leap From Phones to Toys: Entertainment Firms Get Serious in Their Hunt for Hit Games to Promote Toys, Movies, Shows" [Paid Membership Required] 9:25 PM
  • "The second annual Macworld Asia event kicks off in Beijing" The Next Web 8:21 AM
  • "iPad Photo Mag Once Shuts Down Due to Funding, Technology" Wired 8:00 AM
  • "Woz's surprise birthday bash — and a product launch" VentureBeat 8:28 AM
  • "Steve Jobs — The Lost Interview available for preorder on" I, Cringely 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft still taking Apple on head-to-head in continued retail expansion" AppleInsider 10:23 AM
  • "Bangkok, Central Pinklao iStudio Relocated: Larger Store now Open" eXtensions 7:44 AM
  • "This New iPhone Knockoff Shows Bigger Screen, Looks Like A Bigger iPod touch" M.I.C. Gadget 8:37 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Cybersecurity Bill Blocked as Hopes Dim for Compromise" [Paid Membership Required] 9:45 PM
  • "Microsoft Invents Wearable Controllers for Games & Far Beyond" Patent Bolt 2:59 PM
  • "Booth babes banned by Chinese gaming expo" The Register 11:13 AM
  • "Augmented Reality Is Finally Getting Real: As smartphones explode in popularity, augmented reality is starting to move from novelty to utility." Technology Review 11:08 AM
  • "Huawei checking claims of vulnerabilities in its routers: Security researchers found critical vulnerabilites in Huawei's AR18 and AR29 series routers" IDG News Service 10:57 AM
  • "Venture capitalist named chairman of Cirrus Logic" EE Times 10:36 AM
  • "Web inventor's opening ceremony role: Tim Berners-Lee talks about the honor for him and the Web to be featured in the London Games opening ceremony." [Video Report] CNN 10:28 AM
  • "Indie video games get help from a 'big brother'" CNN 10:27 AM
  • "eGlide 4 is an $80 Android 4.0 tablet" TG Daily 11:10 AM
  • "Google's Android 4.0 Being Ported to $25 Raspberry Pi PC" IDG News Service 10:55 AM
  • "Developers and security experts indifferent to Google Play Store guidelines" V3 11:19 AM
  • "Google Street View explores NASA's Kennedy Space Center" USA Today 11:18 AM
  • "Google to invest another $180 million to expand datacenter in Finland" ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "Facebook reveals 83 million fake accounts plaguing site" V3 11:20 AM
  • "RIM rebuffs claims BlackBerry encryption keys given to Indian government" V3 11:20 AM
  • "RIM eyes further reductions: closes BlackBerry store" The Canadian Press [Free Registration Required] 10:41 AM
  • "Research In Motion Could License Next-Gen BlackBerry OS, CEO Says" Forbes 10:39 AM
  • "RIM's 4G LTE PlayBook to Launch in Canada August 9; Available in U.S. in 'Coming Months'" AllThingsD 9:40 AM
  • "Sony and Sharp highlight sector woes" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:37 AM
  • "Sony posts $312M Q1 loss as restructuring costs hit home" CNET News 9:56 AM
  • "Sharp Widens Loss Forecast As LCD Panel Demand Slumps" Bloomberg 9:45 AM
  • "Live! New iPhone in September? Mountain Lion after week 1, Hulu+ on Apple TV Plus More!" Insanely Great Mac 8:11 PM
  • "Beatweek Magazine Summer 2012 Buyers Guide issue: Andy Samberg, Rashida Jones, and the Best in Tech" Beatweek Magazine 12:53 PM
  • "Sharp to start shipping iPhone screens to Apple this month" Reuters 7:57 AM
  • "Sharp: we'll be shipping new iPhone screens this month" Register Hardware 7:57 AM
  • "Sharp: We're shipping iPhone 5 displays this month" CNET News 8:00 AM
  • "19.5 million iPad panels to be shipped in 3Q12, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 8:27 AM
  • "iPad Mini display production slated for August, says analyst: Production of the 7.85-inch display that could find its way to a smaller iPad is expected to begin in August, according to NPD DisplaySearch." CNET News 8:07 AM
  • "RBC: Apple's iPad mini is coming this fall" BGR 1:06 PM
  • "iPhone 5 tipped to sport 8-pin connector with MagSafe powers" Crave @ CNET 8:07 AM
  • "Apple Security Talk Suggests iOS Limits: Apple rightly earned plaudits for delivering a presentation on iOS security at Black Hat. But what was left unsaid may have revealed new details about its hush-hush app-review process." InformationWeek 10:02 AM
  • "Retina MacBook Pro Shipping Estimates Improve to 5-7 Business Days" MacRumors 8:54 AM
  • "Retina MacBook Pro buyers can now choose CPU, storage options" CNET News 8:54 AM
  • "Coming To An iPhone Near You: Apple's New Fingerprint Key For Mobile Payments" Seeking Alpha 8:32 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Eyeing A Portable Device (An IPad?) With A Flexible Display" MacNews 9:48 AM
  • "Apple Files Patent For IPad Smart Cover Design" MacNews 9:19 AM
  • "Apple Invents Mind Boggling Next Generation Smart Cover with Multi-Touch Flexible Display, Solar Panels & Built-in Keyboard" Patently Apple 9:05 AM
  • "Apple seeks patent for Smart Cover with embedded secondary display" Engadget 8:12 AM
  • "iPad's Smart Cover Might Get Its Own Flexible Display" Mashable 8:18 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Max Adventure For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:30 AM
  • "Pocket World At War For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:30 AM
  • "Mulled: A Puzzle Game For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:30 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:00 AM
  • "Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station Price Tracker -Prices From $109 to $179" MacReviewZone 12:52 PM
  • "Closeout, Refurbished & Used Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Prices From $425 To $1,359" MacReviewZone 7:43 AM
  • "Refurbished & Used iPod Buyer's Guide -From $18 To $339 -New, Closeout, Refurbished, Used And Discounted" MacReviewZone 7:43 AM
  • "iPod Speakers -The Best iPod Speakers -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information $27 To $400" MacReviewZone 1:07 PM

  • "A thermostat that learns? Three months with the Nest: The launch hype is over. What's left? A capable-but-geeky learning thermostat." ["Nest makes an effort to make its Web app, iPhone app, and iPad app functionally (and visually) similar."] Ars Technica 8:06 PM
  • "Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio review: An Ipad case with a built-in solar powered Bluetooth keyboard" The Inquirer 5:37 PM
  • "Waterproof ECOXPRO Speaker Holds iPhone Safe Inside [Review] Cult of Mac 2:29 PM
  • "Sennheiser Amperior headphones review: Sennheiser's new Amperior headphones offer rugged good looks and excellent sound quality." PC Advisor 8:42 AM
  • "The Sanctuary charging station review: Matt Warman hails the end to the mass of charging cables on your bedside table." Telegraph 8:28 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Fitness Apps Turn Your iPhone Into a Personal Trainer" AllThingsD 8:41 AM
  • "Cinemagram Review: App evokes the art of the animated GIF" Macworld 8:41 AM
  • "Tiffen Photo fx Ultra Review" Mac|Life 8:42 AM
  • " Launches Projectbook Information Organizer for iPad" The Mac Observer 7:22 PM
  • "PayPal Here, a card reader and app for taking payment on your iPhone or iPad finally comes to Australia, getting in before Square and Apple's likely credit card system." Les Posen's Presentation Magic 8:34 AM
  • "Appletell examines apps for medical professionals" AppleTell 8:43 AM
  • "London 2012 Results app review: The official Olympics app does everything you want, and looks neat too says Matt Warman" Telegraph 8:28 AM
  • "TimeOut London for iPad app, review" Telegraph 8:28 AM
  • "Sid the Science Kid Read & Play for iPhone and iPad" iMore 10:50 AM
  • "Monsters vs Superheroes Comic Book Maker HD — iPad App Review" PadGadget 2:31 PM
  • "Confessiondolls Review: Confessiondolls hang from a rosary and let users write down their dark secrets as well as read what others are hiding." 148Apps 3:06 PM
  • "Crate 360 Review: When it comes to seeing things from a different angle, this game offers a complete range of them. See how this 3D, physics-based puzzle game stacks up to its competition." 148Apps 1:09 PM
  • "Flight! Review: A paper-plane-based game that will make time practically fly away." 148Apps 2:32 PM
  • "A Bomberman vs Zombies Review: This explosive zombie game feels very familiar and it may have something to do with its name." 148Apps 1:06 PM
  • "Habu Music Review: HABU delivers mood-based playlists to suit any state of mind" 148Apps 11:40 AM
  • "Total Recall Review: Total Recall is a fairly uneventful and run of the mill linear shooter, despite the story potential." 148Apps 10:23 AM
  • "Ticket to Ride Europe Review: Exquisite details and complex strategy combine for one pleasurable and enticing ride in board game app Ticket To Ride Europe." 148Apps 9:15 AM
  • "Shellrazer Review: Gun down goblins with a bad-ass war turtle in this shoot 'em up side-scroller." 148Apps 8:41 AM
  • "How to share your location using iMessage" iMore 2:32 PM
  • "How To Enable Handwriting Recognition In Apps On iOS" Redmond Pie 9:36 AM
  • "Cassandra: Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 8:11 PM
  • "iPhone 5 event rumors pump eBay smartphone trade-ins" CNET News 7:23 PM
  • "Where Is David Pogue's iPhone?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:00 PM
  • "What will the smaller iPad be called?" CNET Reviews 4:10 PM
  • "The Depressing Truth About What Apple Should Do With Its Cash Stockpile" Slate 3:35 PM
  • "Apple wants to wipe Google off the map with iOS 6: Apple is not only disconnecting its native iOS 6 Maps app from Google's servers, but will also redirect all third party app requests to its own mapping servers, immediately taking the majority of mobile maps traffic away from Google as it forges new strategic partnerships for mapping." AppleInsider 2:55 PM
  • "Hidden Dimensions: Apple's Next Challenge: Finesse of Power" The Mac Observer 2:38 PM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung: Even Steve Jobs Doubted iPhone" [Video Report] [Paid Membership Required] 2:27 PM
  • "iPad Market Share Grows Ahead of iPad mini Launch" Tapscape 4:55 PM
  • "Former iOS 6 Hacker P0sixninja Betrays Jailbreak Community" App Advice 1:26 PM
  • "How Steve Jobs Created Jobs" Forbes 11:41 AM
  • "Inside The iPhone After The Next One" [Slideshow] Forbes 11:25 AM
  • "Why Apple won't be ditching the Home button any time soon"  iMore 10:50 AM
  • "Don't talk to me about Siri" V3 11:23 AM
  • "Hate Siri all you want – it's still the future" BGR 10:33 AM
  • "A Proposal For Apple That Puts Americans To Work" MacNews 10:14 AM
  • "The iPad Put a Fork in Personal Computing" Tech.pinions 10:04 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Check!" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:54 AM
  • "Apple Could Soon Pull A Dick Tracy" App Advice 9:35 AM
  • "Opinion: iPhone 5 looms, but iPad nano won't appear till October" Computerworld 8:57 AM
  • "At Apple, A 'Corporate Security Team' Is Looking Over Your Shoulder Just About All The Time" Business Insider 8:54 AM
  • "The Shameful, Shabby, Sorry State of the iOS App Store"  MacNewsWorld 8:53 AM
  • "Why iPads Are the Future of In-Flight Entertainment"  ReadWriteWeb 8:37 AM
  • "Who Spends More on Ads -- Apple or Microsoft? Another Lesson in Quality vs Quantity" Forbes 8:32 AM
  • "How small will Apple make the iPhone 5 dock connector?" ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "iPhone 5 to cost $800 upon release date (it's a lie, but here's the truth)" Beatweek Magazine 1:24 PM
  • "Apple's $800 iPhone: Rumors Overblown" TheStreet 1:11 PM
  • "Yes, the New iPhone Could Cost $800 – You'll Probably Pay $200, Though" Techland 10:32 AM
  • "$800 iPhone 5 Rumor Sweeps Twitter" Mashable 8:21 AM
  • "Everything we know about the 2012 iMac: We'll update this story on a regular basis with the latest information." Macworld UK 8:19 AM
  • "Samsung on Evidence Release: We Didn't Do Anything Wrong" The Mac Observer 8:34 AM
  • "Here's the phone Samsung insists the Apple jury must see" Fortune 7:56 AM
  • "Lies, Damned Lies, And Statistics: How Apple And The iPad Caused Windows PC Market Share To Crash" Mac 360 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Has $117-billion In Cash. If You Were In Charge, How Would You Spend Apple's Money?" PixoBebo 7:40 AM
  • "How Microsoft Surface Stacks Up Against Its Tablet Competition: How do the specs for the upcoming Microsoft Surface for Windows RT and Surface for Windows Pro compare with the Apple iPad? Here's what we know." PCWorld 9:24 PM
  • "Want to make friends with the CIO? Get beyond the slogans" ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "Hacking Your Memory: Could Total Recall Really Happen?" Techland 11:14 AM
  • "Tweet from a Commodore 64? We Do That and More to Celebrate the Beloved PC's 30th Birthday" Network World 10:57 AM
  • "Which freaking database should I use? In the era of big data, good old RDBMS is no longer the right tool for many database jobs. Here's a quick guide to choosing among NoSQL alternatives" InfoWorld 10:45 AM
  • "The robotic datacentre: Is this the future of the cloud?" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "3 first steps in building your own cloud services" InfoWorld 10:44 AM
  • "What happened when I used only Google gear: What would happen if you only used Google products for one week? No Apple. No Microsoft. Sound difficult? Well, I tried it. Here's what happened." Fortune 10:40 AM
  • "Google Fiber: Internet, TV Will Never Be the Same" E-Commerce Times 10:36 AM
  • "Google Nexus 7: Latest Must-Have Tablet" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 10:01 AM
  • "This Parodic Scorsese Siri Ad Paints The Humble Virtual Assistant In A More Realistic Light" App Advice 8:25 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Temple Run' tops 100 million downloads" USA Today 8:52 PM
  • "Get A First Glance At Gameloft's Upcoming iOS Game" App Advice 7:23 PM
  • "The NFL Pre-season Gets Underway With iOS Apps And iTunes Content" Cult of Mac 4:59 PM
  • "'Huffington' iPad Magazine Goes Free" Mashable 2:55 PM
  • "tShirtOS Is An iPhone Controlled T-Shirt With An Embedded Display And A Camera [Video] Redmond Pie 2:31 PM
  • "Turn Your iPad Into Your Favorite Classic Book With These Neat iPad Cases" Cult of Mac 2:30 PM
  • "Mophie announces Outride, a waterproof action sports camera kit & app for iPhone" 9 to 5 Mac 2:29 PM
  • "Are You a True App Expert? Find out with What's That App? 148Apps iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch App Reviews and News" 148Apps 2:24 PM
  • "'Zombie Gunship' Update Hits, and Some Bonus Limbic Software News" Touch Arcade 2:05 PM
  • "Bladepad is a Detachable Gamepad for the iPhone" iClarified 1:27 PM
  • "GeChic On-Lap 1302 13.3 Portable and USB powered Thin, Light, and Plug & Play LCD Monitor" MacPrices 11:37 AM
  • "Brydge iPad keyboard gets a reboot" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "MoneyDesktop Makes Second Acquisition In Eight Months In MoneyReef, Preps iPhone And iPad Launches" TechCrunch 11:24 AM
  • "Is the iPad a Good Workout Device?" PadGadget 10:23 AM
  • "'Franc' iPhone Wallet Case Is Most Minimal Yet" Cult of Mac 10:08 AM
  • "Angry Birds adds 15 new levels, support for Retina iPad" CNET News 9:38 AM
  • "Must Have iPad Accessories for Musicians" PadGadget 9:14 AM
  • "MoneyDesktop Makes Second Acquisition In Eight Months In MoneyReef, Preps iPhone And iPad Launches" TechCrunch 9:10 AM
  • "BrowseInApp Jailbreak Tweak Allows Users To Surf The Web From Within An iOS Application" App Advice 8:27 AM
  • "Dead Trigger goes free on iOS, where piracy is apparently also a problem" The Verge 8:20 AM
  • "iShower is ready to get wet: water-resistant Bluetooth speaker now shipping for $100" Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "Weird music app ShapeSeq 2.0 update adds recording, export, iPad, retina" prMac 10:48 AM
  • "Do More Faster via the iTrackFast Calendar 1.0 on iPhone and iPad" prMac 10:48 AM
  • "porTable by Olearis: Physical Simulation of Tabletop Games" prMac 9:56 AM
  • "Bon Voyage: Hidden Object" prMac 9:56 AM
  • "AdoreGames releases iLearnPets for iPad" prMac 9:56 AM
  • "Combat Evil UFOs on New iOS Game Striker: Protect Our Planet" prMac 8:55 AM
  • "MEDL Mobile and Digital Artists Entertainment team up Real Madrid" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "New Scanning App for iPhone Comes from Creators of ABBYY FineReader" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Professional Digital Clapperboard for iPad fits any production budget" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "The Legend Is Back: The new iShredder 2 secure erase data on iPhone" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Vintazines 1.0 Free for iPad: Full Issues of Vintage Magazines 1900-1970" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "The Infinity Project 2 iOS First Person Shooter" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Bug Frenzy - Flower Defense 1.0 for iOS: Help Defend Plant Against Pests" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Run as Terrance and Collect Burgers in DreamCat for iOS" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "New OneNote Companion iPad App Released to Improve Office on iPad" prMac 8:19 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Oracle Says SAP to Pay $306 Million in Copyright Deal" Bloomberg 6:41 PM
  • "SAP agrees to pay Oracle $306 million in damages" Reuters 9:40 PM
  • "SAP to pay $306M to Oracle after infringement fight: SAP will be paying Oracle a damage award of $306 million in the copyright infringement suit." CNET News 9:40 PM
  • "Oracle-HP Ruling Highlights Risks of IT Vendor Partnerships" IDG News Service 9:24 PM
  • "HP and Dell to launch Windows RT tablet PCs at the end of October" DigiTimes 10:35 AM
  • "HP releases more Open webOS code, including System Manager and core apps" Ars Technica 8:52 PM
  • "What we still don't know about the new Windows: Microsoft just unleashed a slew of information about Windows 8's RTM, but some of the most important questions remain unanswered" InfoWorld 10:44 AM
  • "Windows 8 Heads to PC Makers, But Questions Remain" PCWorld 10:55 AM
  • "Windows 8 store now up to 450 Metro-style apps" CNET Reviews 11:37 AM
  • "Exclusive: Microsoft's Metro branding to be replaced 'this week' according to internal memo" The Verge 8:52 PM
  • "Microsoft looks set to launch 'holiday stores,' likely to help it sell the Surface and teach Windows 8" The Next Web 1:05 PM
  • "Analyst says Surface could hurt Ultrabook, Windows 8 tablets: MSFT subsidies could mean US$499 Surface price and death for Android tablets" The Register 11:13 AM
  • "How Microsoft Will Profit Off Webmail Without Reading Your Inbox" Wired 11:23 AM
  • "Battle of the E-mails: Microsoft vs. the Web/Dylan Tweney, VentureBeat, and Scott Stein,, discuss whether Microsoft will be able to win the fight in the web mail space against such competitors as Gmail and Yahoo." [Video Report] CNBC 11:35 AM
  • "IBM's VP of Emerging Technologies Rod Smith talks pre-crime divisons" The Verge 1:05 PM
  • "Intel China symposium to focus on hardware design and software ecosystem" DigiTimes 10:35 AM
  • "Intel to hold intelligent systems conference in China" DigiTimes 10:35 AM
  • "Cisco adds two CEOs to board of directors in cloud, green push" ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "Cisco Expands Board To 14 Adding Benioff, Johnson" Bloomberg 9:43 AM
  • "Cisco appoints Marc Benioff, Kristina Johnson as directors" Reuters 9:43 AM
  • "Cisco Adds CEO Marc Benioff To The Board" Forbes 9:43 AM
  • "Internet Sales Tax Bill Gains Traction, Consideration" CIO 10:57 AM
  • "Cybersecurity bill fails in the Senate" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:22 AM
  • "Senate blocks Cybersecurity Act" ZDNet 11:25 AM
  • "Senate may go on recess without passing cyber bill: President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to pass the legislation as soon as possible" Associated Press 10:52 AM
  • "Turn any surface into a touchscreen" CNNMoney 10:28 AM
  • "Forecast for systems administrators: Cloudy/The traditional sysadmin role is changing, thanks to cloud computing and virtualization. Here's how to ensure you have a job in 5 years." Computerworld 10:31 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple now worth 28 times Dell's market value"  MacDailyNews 3:58 PM
  • "Apple: Fiscal Q3 Earnings – Accentuate the Negative. Ignore the Positive!" The Motley Fool 9:38 AM
  • "Pretty Thoughts About Apple Joining DJIA" TheStreet 8:59 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks end lower as ECB frustrates again: Investors expected to shift gears to Friday's jobs report" MarketWatch 4:56 PM
  • "Wall Street Pounded as Central Bank Hopes Fade" FOXBusiness 11:29 AM
  • "Stocks Skid for Fourth Straight Day" TheStreet 4:56 PM
  • "Stocks end in the red after Draghi disappoints" CNNMoney 4:56 PM
  • "Stocks Post Fourth-Straight Drop" [Paid Membership Required] 4:57 PM
  • "Stocks head for weak open after Draghi disappoints" CNNMoney 9:27 AM
  • "U.K. stocks drop after ECB disappointment: RBS falls as U.K. reportedly ponders full nationalization" MarketWatch 11:30 AM
  • "Asian Markets Await 'Real' Action" [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks hit after ECB; Sharp, Sony plunge" MarketWatch 9:41 PM
  • "European stocks take a dive" CNNMoney 9:27 AM
  • "Spanish Markets Pummeled Over ECB Disappointment" [Paid Membership Required] 11:30 AM
  • "European Stocks Decline as Draghi Comments Disappoint Investors" Bloomberg 9:41 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks tumble after Draghi disappoints/Banks move sharply lower; Spanish yields surge above 7%" MarketWatch 11:31 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:41 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:41 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:08 PM
  • "Chip stocks hanging tough, says analyst" EE Times 10:35 AM
  • "5 Appealing, High-Yielding Tech Stocks" Investopedia 9:46 AM

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