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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, August 3, 2012


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Weekend Highlights: Jury in the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finds the South Korean company must pay $539 million to Apple in damages—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; in other legal news, court documents reveal Apple did actually know "iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models" concerning touch disease; several articles at Triangle Business Journal cover Apple's close ties with Research Triangle Park, asking if area is actually ready for larger Apple presence, seeing possible revolution in area tech community with Apple's decision; Low End Mac warns of using SATA III drives in a Mac only equipped to handle SATA II; Jon Collins catches up with the creators of Mellel word processor for Mac; Apple blocks Steam app on iOS meaning you can no longer enjoy PC games on your iDevice, Killian Bell at Cult of Mac calls ban "silly".

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  • "Live blog: Apple-Samsung trial, Apple executives take the stand, 8:30 a.m. Friday" Silicon Valley 10:50 AM
  • "Judge Berates Samsung Over 'Excluded Evidence,' Calls For End To 'Theatrics' In Apple Patent Suit (Live Blog)" Forbes 12:34 PM
  • "Judge Koh once again bars Samsung from making the 'Apple imitated Sony' argument"  Foss Patents 7:22 AM
  • "Judge Koh Denies Apple's Request for Samsung Sanction" The Mac Observer 10:08 PM
  • "Judge tackles attorney behavior as Apple-Samsung trial rolls on" Reuters 12:33 PM
  • "Apple v. Samsung: Apple says Samsung is free-riding on $1 billion in marketing/On day two of testimony, jurors hear secretive history of the iPhone." Ars Technica 7:44 PM
  • "Apple v. Samsung day 2: Schiller, Forstall testify on creation, sales and hardships of iPhone project" The Next Web 3:47 PM
  • "Phil Schiller Testifies: 'You're Stealing All the Value We've Created'" Wired 1:52 PM
  • "Apple's Phil Schiller: Each new model of iPhone sells as many units as all previous models combined"  The Next Web 12:47 PM
  • "Apple's Schiller Testifies in Smartphone Patent Trial" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:23 PM
  • "Apple's Phil Schiller on How Apple Came Up With the iPhone and iPad: The trial of Apple versus Samsung is once again providing some interesting insight into a company as secretive as it is successful." AllThingsD 12:34 PM
  • "Apple's Schiller talks iPhone, iPad birth: and gambling: To pitch its case of originality in its trial with Samsung, Apple turned to marketing chief Phil Schiller." CNET News 12:49 PM
  • "Apple v. Samsung: Schiller to Testify Friday as Apple Calls on Top Brass"  Wired 7:28 AM
  • "Apple's Jobs was open to making smaller iPad: executive" Yahoo! News 7:00 PM
  • "Apple's Secrets Revealed at Trial" [Paid Membership Required] 9:43 PM
  • "Top Apple Executive Saw Market for 7-Inch Tablet in 2011, Said Company Should Do One" AllThingsD 4:30 PM
  • "Scott Forstall testifies: live from the Apple v. Samsung courtroom" The Verge 4:29 PM
  • "Apple's iOS chief recalls iPhone's 'Fight Club' beginnings: On the stand, Apple's iOS chief talks about the early days of the iPhone, including how the company put up 'Fight Club' signs on top secret doors." CNET News 4:28 PM
  • "Apple's request for summary judgement in Samsung case rejected" VentureBeat 12:47 PM
  • "Samsung and Apple Speaking to One Jury, Many Audiences" AllThingsD 7:53 AM
  • "Apple v. Samsung: Meet Apple's next 7 witnesses/The case between the two tech giants picks back up today, beginning with some more testimony. Here's who is on deck." CNET News 7:28 AM
  • "Apple to Samsung: Don't reveal iPad, iPhone sales data" CNET News 7:51 AM
  • "Samsung Fights Apple Suit With Counterclaims/While Apple's charges that Samsung copied the iPhone grab most of the headlines, Samsung levels its own charges: Apple infringed on its patents." InformationWeek 9:18 AM
  • "Samsung Says Apple's Claim Is an Affront to the Integrity of the Jury" IDG News Service 7:57 AM
  • "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] 9:37 AM
  • "Playing the jury card: Samsung trying to get an Apple mistrial? Why a seasoned lawyer might disrespect the judge in a multibillion dollar patent trial" Fortune 7:57 AM
  • "Samsung's case against Apple is bogus, here's why"  ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "Is Apple Losing Its Shine After Steve Jobs? A few more disappointing quarters: or slowing iPhone sales-growth: and doubt could build about Apple's post-Steve Jobs future."  Time 7:29 AM
  • "Class Action Filed Against Apple for Defective MacBook Logic Boards" Patently Apple 9:16 AM
  • "Petition to 'fix' Apple's Bonjour technology now online: Signatures will be accepted until Aug. 10" Network World 12:05 PM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting Mountain Lion" Macworld 1:55 PM
  • "Troubleshooting PowerNap in OS X Mountain Lion: Apple's PowerNap feature in Mountain Lion does have a few requirements and conditions in order to work properly." CNET Reviews 12:46 PM
  • "Mountain Lion having mysterious effect on battery life for some users" Ars Technica 12:49 PM
  • "Wolverton: Apple's Mountain Lion offers new features at a great price" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 6:50 PM
  • "Firefox 14 a worthy alternative to Safari" Macworld 7:22 AM
  • "Mountain Lion is (Still) a Quitter" TidBITS 7:20 AM
  • "Revert Mission Control To Exposé-style In Mountain Lion [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:45 AM
  • "MacMost Now 743: Mountain Lion Notifications" MacMost 11:52 AM
  • "Disable Sleep on a Mac from the Command Line with caffeinate" OS X Daily 11:59 AM
  • "Mountain Lion: Change Your Twitter Pic with Photo Booth" The Mac Observer 7:53 AM
  • "Re-enable the backspace key to go back a page in Safari 6" Mac OS X Hints 10:09 AM
  • "How to create folders in iCloud storage windows" Mac OS X Hints 10:09 AM
  • "Group reminders from several lists in a single list" Mac OS X Hints 10:09 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Text Characters You Won't Find On Your Keyboard" MacTrast 11:12 AM
  • "How To Tweak OS X Mountain Lion, Why It's Safe, Why You Need To, Why It's Free" BohemianBoomer 9:04 AM
  • "Free And Just For Grins: How To Dig Around In Safari's Cache Files To Find What's There" Mac 360 9:04 AM
  • "The Best Mac Notes App On The Planet Is Free (unless you use it too much)" TeraTalks 9:04 AM
  • "Need A Bootable DVD or USB Drive With OS X Mountain Lion? There's A Free Mac App For That" NoodleMac 9:05 AM
  • "Add Spotlight To Bridge To Finder And You Get The Most Expensive Mac File Search Tool Ever" Mac 360 9:04 AM
  • "More Free Notifications For Email On Your Mac (and an easy way to customize notifications)" McSolo 8:59 AM
  • "Mountain Lion a Roaring Success, Mac's Golden Age Ending?, Windows 8 a Catastrophe, and More" Low End Mac 4:26 PM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Disappointed over AirPlay Mirroring hardware cutoff" TUAW 12:36 PM
  • "Apple's new video patents: Who needs editors?" alex4d 9:16 AM
  • "Whatever Happened To The Mac? Why The Glory Is Gone And Where It Went" Mac 360 8:59 AM
  • "Mac OSX Mountain Lion 10.8: vendor lock-in for the masses?" Doug Belshaw 8:34 AM
Press Releases
  • "CandyBar 3.3.4: Mountain Lion ready, now free" FairerPlatform 6:41 PM
  • "Report says Autodesk Inventor Fusion Mac gains extras under Mountain Lion" Architosh 12:51 PM
  • "iDraw - Illustration and Graphic Design Software for iPad and Mac OS X" iDraw 12:01 PM
  • "Tidbits: Lightworks, ZBrush and PipelineFX news" Architosh 12:01 PM
  • "Mac Software Line Fully Updated for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion – Tax Free Likely!" PRWeb 10:43 AM
  • "Droplings Simplifies Public Sharing With Dropbox" MacStories 9:55 AM
  • "Tweetbot Alpha For Mac Gets A Cracking Update" AppleBitch 7:17 AM
  • "Digiarty Updated Mac Software Line for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion" prMac 8:42 AM
  • "VideoUpLink 1.5 for Mac adds Facebook product page video uploading" prMac 7:14 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPad dominance grows: Apple could be 'default' choice amid tablet gush" SlashGear 8:33 AM
  • "iPad 2 still going strong: Makes up 60 percent of iPad web traffic in the U.S." GigaOM 3:39 PM
  • "CBS Loves Apple TV, In Theory" AllThingsD 9:59 AM
  • "Strong Apple Shipments Drive Robust Tablet Market Growth in Second Quarter – IDC" MacPrices 12:47 PM
  • "Reno: Home of the Biggest Little Apple Data Center in the World" AllThingsD 7:56 AM
  • "Apple 'wanted to stuff Twitter with dollars' to fill iTunes with twits" The Register 7:52 AM
  • "AT&T to start rolling out new iPad-based POS systems in stores" iDownload Blog 7:52 AM
  • "Apple's claim on Kodak patents denied" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Some of Apple's Ownership Claims Denied in Kodak Patent Suit" AllThingsD 10:40 AM
  • "Kodak Wins Latest Round in Apple Patent Fight" PC Magazine 11:59 AM
  • "Apple's claim to two Kodak patents denied by bankruptcy court" Ars Technica 10:41 AM
  • "Kodak scores a small victory in Apple patents battle" The Inquirer 7:51 AM
  • "BYOD Street Music: Jamming On The iPad/In San Francisco, BYTE stumbled on an entertaining case of BYOD. Somebody get this guy Square so he can accept payments!" InformationWeek 4:28 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Invents the Perfect Eyeball System for Hollywood" Patent Bolt 3:01 PM
  • "Techies Break A Fashion Taboo" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:38 PM
  • "Adobe debuts its first open source type family" ZDNet 1:11 PM
  • "Refugee from Facebook questions the social media life" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:52 PM
  • "AT&T to shut down 2G network by 2017" MarketWatch 2:30 PM
  • "Massive phishing scam hits AT&T customers" V3 12:49 PM
  • "Mike Lynch claims cloud security fears unfounded" V3 12:49 PM
  • "Meet Stompy, the 4,000-Pound Rideable Robotic Insect" Techland 12:44 PM
  • "Researchers reveal radical RAID rethink" The Register 12:43 PM
  • "ARM ramps up Mali T604 with OpenCL" TG Daily 12:40 PM
  • "Archos teases G10 XS tablet" TG Daily 12:39 PM
  • "Google Updates PageSpeed Service, Promises To 'Turbocharge Your Website'" TechCrunch 12:34 PM
  • "Big-Budget Consoles Beware, the Ouya Is Coming in Strong" PCWorld 11:59 AM
  • "New Logitech Webcam Puts Skype on TVs Without Need for a PC" IDG News Service 12:02 PM
  • "Facebook looking at editing function for status updates" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:49 AM
  • "Writing, drawing with eyes" EE Times 11:04 AM
  • "Samsung Debuts Embedded Multimedia Memory for Smartphones, Tablets" eWeek 11:05 AM
  • "HTC looks to China to drive growth" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:20 AM
  • "Anti-Patent Troll bill to 'save high-tech innovators' hits House" BetaNews 9:18 AM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Paul Wagenseil, of Security News Daily, Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, and Adam Engst of TidBITS and Take Control Books, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 6:34 PM
  • "Engadget Podcast 304 - 08.03.2012" ["15:05 - MacBook Pro review (13-inch, mid-2012); 46:13 - Apple reports 3 million Mountain Lion downloads in four days, 'most successful OS X release' 49:53 - Apple designer takes the witness stand in Samsung case, brings more iPhone / iPad prototypes along"] Engadget 9:41 AM
  • "New iPhone in September? Mountain Lion after week 1, Hulu+ on Apple TV Plus More! (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Alleged 'iPhone 5' Front Glass Plate vs iPhone 4S Hands-On [Video]"  iPhoneinCanada 9:30 AM
  • "Detailed Photo and Video Comparison of iPhone 4S and 'iPhone 5' Front Panels" MacRumors 9:30 AM
  • "Apple to name next handset iPhone 5 after all? Leaked sever log reveals model identity" TechRadar UK 8:34 AM
  • "iPhone 5 release date arrives as Samsung faces Galaxy S3, Note ban" Beatweek Magazine 7:11 AM
  • "References to iPhone 5 Show Up in Server Logs" PC Magazine 12:00 PM
  • "These iPad mini shells are likely fake but have a look" 9 to 5 Mac 3:46 PM
  • "Apple reportedly shifting iPad panel orders from Samsung to Sharp, LG" AppleInsider 12:33 PM
  • " Domain Registered By Apple – Fuel iPhone 5 Rumours" Mobile Phone Finder 9:24 AM
  • "Analyst: Parts Supplier Hints at iPhone Launch Window" The Mac Observer 10:21 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Displays to Ship This Month, Says CEO" Tapscape 7:11 AM
  • "Apple plans extended iPad display through 'Smart Covers'" Register Hardware 7:25 AM
  • "New Configurations for Entry-Level Retina MacBook Pro, Mountain Lion Cuts Battery Life, and More" Low End Mac 3:38 PM
  • "Apple's Thunderbolt FireWire adapter is a one-way connector: While Apple's new adapter can be attached to a computer by its FireWire connection, it will not proVide Thunderbolt over FireWire." CNET Reviews 6:57 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Shoot The Zombirds For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:54 AM
  • "Royal Envoy (Premium) For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:54 AM
  • "ArcherCat For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:54 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:53 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Prices $645 To $1,600 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 10:27 AM

  • "Mophie Juice Pack Pro Review: The Mophie Juice Pack Pro provides sand and shock protection in a massive, difficult to open case for the iPhone 4 or 4S." 148Apps 3:38 PM
  • "Review: IK Multimedia's iRig Pre" TUAW 3:38 PM
  • "Best iPad 3 cases and covers: Looking for a new case or cover for the third-generation iPad? Here are CNET's top picks." CNET News 4:28 PM
  • "The Hand Stylus is innovative, but not quite worthy of a high-five" Macworld 12:00 PM
  • "Crayola MyPhones and Ety-Kids 3 earbuds let kids listen safely" Macworld 9:22 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "New on the App Store: Video Streaming, Weather, & Geofencing" The Mac Observer 6:37 PM
  • "Find the best music identification app for iOS: Speed, accuracy, and the ability to work in noisy rooms sets the best apps apart" Macworld 8:42 AM
  • "Wake N Shake for iPhone -- the evil alarm clock that's guaranteed to get you out of bed each morning" iMore 7:25 AM
  • "Slices for Twitter for iPhone review" iMore 7:27 AM
  • "Pay for your Parking with your iPhone – Parkmobile" Best App Site 7:18 AM
  • "MacPhun Wants To Help Brighten Your Photos And Your Day With Big Savings To Celebrate ColorStrokes For Mac" App Advice 12:35 PM
  • "Become a Cat Master With This New Cat-Only Wolfram Alpha App" PCWorld 12:01 PM
  • "iOS Gems: ABC ZooBorns, Blazing Star, Monsters vs. Superheroes Comic Book Maker + Weather HD 2" iLounge 11:59 AM
  • "The Naked Gun ICUP Episode 1: Date with Destiny for iPad and iPhone review" Macworld UK 7:22 AM
  • "Asphalt 7: Heat Review" Mac|Life 8:39 AM
  • "'Bitless' Review - Oh Look, I've Died Again" Touch Arcade 11:59 AM
  • "Commando Jack Review: Commando Jack is an open field tower defense game with the twist that players can shoot at their enemies from the their turret." 148Apps 12:35 PM
  • "Puerto Rico HD Review: German-boardgame-meets-iPad in an excellent translation." 148Apps 11:59 AM
  • "Funny Wood HD Review: This glossy hidden object game doesn't deliver the funny, but playing it did make me want to bang my head on some wood." 148Apps 10:09 AM
  • "Clash of Clans Review/This social freemium town-builder offers up something a little different for a change: a singleplayer experience." 148Apps 9:18 AM
  • "10000000 Review: 10000000 may have an ambiguous title that's hard to read due to the lack of commas, but what lies beneath is an extremely addictive match-3 and RPG hybrid." 148Apps 3:39 PM
  • "Cats Away Review: Don't let this unassuming little ball of fluff and attention-hogging fun slip through the cracks." 148Apps 8:42 AM
  • "Steve Jobs 'seemed receptive' to 7-inch iPad in 2011: Apple exec Eddy Cue argued in January 2011 that Apple should make a 7-inch iPad." Ars Technica 7:11 PM
  • "January 2011 email from Eddy Cue to other Apple execs notes Steve Jobs interest in 7-inch iPad" 9 to 5 Mac 4:29 PM
  • "Are Alternative Carriers Like Virgin Mobile Selling the iPhone 'Real'? (you better believe it!)" IndyMac Support 3:44 PM
  • "Opinion: iPad, iPhone 5, iTunes, Authentec and Apple's mobile payments plan" Computerworld 12:31 PM
  • "Apple's Worst Ads -- Before The Unfortunate 'Genius'" Forbes 10:43 AM
  • "How the iPad made Apple the top 'PC' vendor, and what it means for Windows"  GeekWire 10:16 AM
  • "Apple, Inc. Steals a Page from Microsoft Corporation?" Insider Monkey 9:22 AM
  • "Apple 'Improves' MagSafe Connector --And Ruins It" MacNews 9:07 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Fails While Apple Succeeds: No Guts, No Game, No Glory" PixoBebo 8:59 AM
  • "Forget the iPhone 5. Apple's iPad Mini Might Be Better for Business" Entrepreneur 8:45 AM
  • "Did Apple really ban a book for mentioning Amazon? One reader isn't buying it." TeleRead 8:38 AM
  • "Apple v. Samsung Highlights Insanity of Tech Patents" PCWorld 12:01 PM
  • "Apple is freaking out over top-secret market research being used in patent trial [updated] BGR 11:14 AM
  • "How Apple conducts Market Research and keeps iOS source code locked down"  Network World 9:38 AM
  • "Apple's Samsung sanctions denied as Schiller and Forstall testify" SlashGear 8:45 AM
  • "Apple Designer On Curved Glass iPhone: The Cost Relative To Shaping The Glass Was 'Too Expensive'" RazorianFly 8:41 AM
  • "Apple vs Samsung Trial: Patent lawsuit in pictures" [Slideshow] T3 8:37 AM
  • " a boon to iPhone, iPad users" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "An Apple 'Smart Watch' is a dumb idea" ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "What to do (and not) when an iPhone or iPad is stolen" Fortune 7:56 AM
  • "Particle Debris: Amazon Kindle Fire 2: Lead, Follow or Wander" The Mac Observer 3:02 PM
  • "Analysis: Retail Trademark Forces Microsoft to Drop 'Metro" The Mac Observer 3:01 PM
  • "HTC: 'Quietly brilliant' or 'quietly irrelevant'?" CNET News 2:36 PM
  • "Dropbox password breach highlights risks of free storage services" V3 12:49 PM
  • "Top 10 eagerly awaited products to whet your appetite" V3 12:48 PM
  • "Google Nexus 7 teardown reveals more hits than misses" CNET News 2:36 PM
  • "Jelly Bean already approaches 1% market share" TG Daily 12:39 PM
  • "Study Reveals a Confused View of Mobile Phone Privacy and Security" Technology Review 12:36 PM
  • "KDE 4.9 Brings Fresh Stability and Performance to the Linux Desktop" PCWorld 12:02 PM
  • "Hands On With Dyle TV and the Samsung Lightray 4G" PC Magazine 11:57 AM
  • "5 Things SMBs Should Know About Google Wallet" InformationWeek 11:30 AM
  • "GameStop won't stop: Electronics retailers and video game makers are facing bleak times. That puts game seller GameStop in the crosshairs." Fortune 11:26 AM
  • "Watch The Breathtaking 'Assassin's Creed III' Game Engine Trailer" Forbes 11:24 AM
  • "Is Cloud Computing Really Cheaper?" Forbes 2:33 PM
  • "Lock-in, Migration Costs Can Put a Damper on Cloud Projects, Says ISACA" IDG News Service 12:00 PM
  • "Google cloud vs. Amazon cloud: How they stack up" InfoWorld 11:33 AM
  • "Get ready for the personal cloud" InfoWorld 11:33 AM
  • "Is Synopsys helping chip making return to its roots?" EE Times 11:04 AM
  • "Smartphone users report more phone problems, survey says" CNN 10:41 AM
  • "World of Warcraft loses another million subscribers" BBC 10:33 AM
  • "Does IT Really Care About Big Data? Surveys that show CIOs dislike big data are wrong. There are bigger reasons for IT to resist taking on another disruptive technology." InformationWeek 10:12 AM
  • "Hopes dim for Sharp amid Japan's TV industry sunset" Reuters 10:10 AM
  • "Why I'm dropping Gmail in favour of" The Inquirer 11:59 AM
  • "Is Cloud Computing Really Cheaper?" Forbes 11:11 AM
  • "Why UltraBooks Have Been Slow to Take Off" Tech.pinions 10:35 AM
  • "Patent Trolls, Beware: Your Days May Be Numbered" Mashable 9:44 AM
  • "Report: If Prepaid Cell Phones Are Cheaper, Why Aren't They More Popular?" Mac|Life 8:39 AM
  • "How To Defeat Your Enemies on the Internet" Gizmodo 6:35 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Free on iTunes: Explore Tech & Innovation on iPad for Free with IBM Think" The Mac Observer 9:57 PM
  • "The BladePad Accessory Turns Your iPhone Into A Complete Gaming System [Video] Redmond Pie 9:44 PM
  • "Ted Landau Discusses Mountain Lion, Hulu on MacNotables" The Mac Observer 3:35 PM
  • "Waterproofing An iPhone -- No Case Required!" Forbes 1:55 PM
  • "CadFaster Training Coming in August" Architosh 12:32 PM
  • "It Came from QuakeCon: id Closes Mobile Development As It Focuses on 'Doom 4'" Touch Arcade 11:59 AM
  • "IWGuide: Instant Watch Guide for Netflix™" jeTap 10:40 AM
  • "GTSO: iPhone 5 Launch Could Exacerbate Supply Crunch in Billion-Dollar Lithium Market" Business Wire 10:39 AM
  • "Meet Franc: An Effective Mobile Payments Solution For iPhone" App Advice 9:55 AM
  • "Temple Run breaks 100 million downloads" TUAW 9:18 AM
  • "ABBYY FineScanner allows to quickly scan images and texts and save them into PDF" ABBYY 9:05 AM
  • "iShower, The Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker" Cult of Mac 9:03 AM
  • "Learn To Code Killer iPhone Apps Right From Your Browser With Code School Kickstarter Project" App Advice 8:45 AM
  • "Mvelopes Now Has the Skills to Pay the Bills" 148Apps 8:45 AM
  • "Distro Issue 51 arrives with an in-depth look at Apple's Mountain Lion" Engadget 8:45 AM
  • "Sanwa's iPhone pico projector gets spec bump, trebled brightness (video)" Engadget 8:38 AM
  • "Original 'Angry Birds' Updated with New Levels and Power-ups, Finally Gets iPad Retina Support" Touch Arcade 7:53 AM
  • "Tribute Games' 'Wizorb' Hits the App Store" Touch Arcade 7:22 AM
  • "Desktop Grip Stand for iPhone / Smartphones" USBfever 7:17 AM
  • "Apple Store iOS App Gets A Boost" Apple Bitch 7:17 AM
  • "ArtStudio for iPad - it is not just an update, it is a revolution" prMac 8:42 AM
  • "Roads of Rome 2 gets an iOS release and a 50% off price tag" prMac 7:14 AM
  • "Pinzator - Puzzles with paper body parts, furry animals and gravity" prMac 7:14 AM
  • "New Mobile Medical App Revolutionizes Rounding and EHR On iPad" prMac 7:14 AM
  • "New GMAT Practice app for the iOS Users" prMac 7:14 AM
  • "Kdan Mobile Launches 2012 Animation Competition to Welcome Creativities" prMac 7:14 AM
  • "iLondon 2012 v3.0 for iOS - 2012 London Olympic Action Goes Mobile" prMac 7:14 AM
  • "Games Apptually launches Fionn Folktales" prMac 7:14 AM
  • "Call Home For Free For Ramadan with ChatTime" prMac 7:14 AM
  • "Annihilating Gold Rush - Tharle Game Releases Gold Combat" prMac 7:14 AM
  • "Windoze Solitaire - Solitaire just got PWNED" prMac 7:13 AM
  • "Tweet Cleaner - Clean your Twitter Timeline - iPhone App Released" prMac 7:12 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft takes 'a breath or two' after 'blistering' 2 months" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Microsoft-powered phone shipments up 227%, research firm says" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:57 PM
  • "Ballmer's biggest blunder ever? The mis-naming of Metro" ZDNet 1:11 PM
  • "Microsoft to drop 'Metro' name for Windows 8" BBC 10:33 AM
  • "Death of the Metro brand: Windows 8's latest flub/Microsoft is rumored to be working on a new name for its upcoming UI after hitting a predictable trademark conflict with the term 'Metro'" InfoWorld 11:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Looks to Drop Metro Brand" PCWorld 12:00 PM
  • "Windows 8 Loses Metro Interface (Sort Of): Trademark trouble may be behind Microsoft's last-minute decision to rename its next-gen user interface." InformationWeek 11:30 AM
  • "Report: Trademark dispute scuttles the name 'Metro' for Windows 8's design" Houston Chronicle 11:29 AM
  • "Windows 8 RTM leaks to Web: Hits file-sharing sites one day after Microsoft announces milestone" Computerworld 10:44 AM
  • "Microsoft updates explanation of Azure outage" GigaOM 9:24 AM
  • "Microsoft blames last week's Azure outage on a configuration error" IDG News Service 10:00 PM
  • "HP Touchpad still marginally useful with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean port" BGR 9:58 PM
  • "HP and Dell to 'unveil Windows RT slabs in October'" The Register 12:42 PM
  • "HP hangs axe over 268 UK staffers ahead of mass cull: HP wants to make nearly 300 UK staff redundant before its mass lay-off programme even kicks in, company insiders have claimed." The Register 12:41 PM
  • "What Happens Now in the HP-Oracle Lawsuit Over Itanium?" AllThingsD 9:59 PM
  • "Oracle-HP ruling highlights risks of IT vendor partnerships" IDG News Service 11:33 AM
  • "Oracle Says SAP To Pay $306 Million In Copyright Deal" Bloomberg 9:56 AM
  • "SAP Pays Oracle $306 Million To Avoid New Trial: SAP seeks resolution to copyright infringement case, but Oracle can still appeal judge's decision to knock down $1.3 billion jury award." InformationWeek 11:30 AM
  • "SAP agrees to pay Oracle at least $436m" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:21 AM
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