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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, August 4, 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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  • "Apple, Samsung Wage Battle Both In and Out of Court" PCWorld 2:37 PM
  • "Apple's Schiller Drops iPhone Backstory"  SFBay 8:03 AM
  • "Apple's Schiller: 'Shocked' at Samsung's iPhone copying/Says company gets 'free ride' on Apple's $1B advertising budget" Electronista 8:43 AM
  • "Samsung's lawyers breached the rules again, showed witnesses the courtroom prior to testimony"  Foss Patents 8:35 AM
  • "Apple's request for sanctions against Samsung rejected by judge: Apple wanted Samsung Electronics sanctioned for leaking blocked evidence to the media in connection with the patent infringement trial involving the two firms."  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:10 AM
  • "Judge Rejects Apple's Courtroom Gambit" Forbes 8:06 AM
  • "Apple refiles contract lawsuit against Google to protect its latest 3G/4G gadgets" Foss Patents 8:35 AM
  • "Apple's Jobs was open to making smaller iPad" Telegraph 8:35 AM
  • "Email shows Apple did discuss a 7-inch iPad" Crave @ CNET 8:08 AM
  • "Apple's Jobs was open to making a smaller iPad: exec" Reuters 8:31 AM
  • "Apple v. Samsung: The Trial and the Tribulations" TechNewsWorld 8:12 AM
  • "Things you never knew about the iPhone" GigaOM 8:17 AM
  • "Why Apple Is 'Losing' the Samsung Lawsuit So Far"  Cult of Mac 2:45 PM
  • "AuthenTec sells out to Apple to the sound of 1,000 lawsuits: The $356m purchase of AuthenTec by Apple has not been universally welcomed. Not only are analysts and potential rivals trying to piece together the logic of the deal, but investors and, more importantly, class actions lawyers, are trying to work out if the 60 per cent trading premium that the deal is set at, was sufficiently high."  The Register 8:11 AM
  • "Live blog: Apple-Samsung trial, Apple executives take the stand, 8:30 a.m. Friday" Silicon Valley 8/3
  • "Judge Berates Samsung Over 'Excluded Evidence,' Calls For End To 'Theatrics' In Apple Patent Suit (Live Blog)" Forbes 8/3
  • "Judge Koh once again bars Samsung from making the 'Apple imitated Sony' argument"  Foss Patents 8/3
  • "Judge tackles attorney behavior as Apple-Samsung trial rolls on" Reuters 8/3
  • "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 8/3
  • "Apple v. Samsung day 2: Schiller, Forstall testify on creation, sales and hardships of iPhone project" The Next Web 8/3
  • "Phil Schiller Testifies: 'You're Stealing All the Value We've Created'" Wired 8/3
  • "Apple's Phil Schiller: Each new model of iPhone sells as many units as all previous models combined"  The Next Web 8/3
  • "Apple's Schiller Testifies in Smartphone Patent Trial" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/3
  • "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 8/3
  • "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 8/3
  • "Apple v. Samsung: Schiller to Testify Friday as Apple Calls on Top Brass"  Wired 8/3
  • "Apple's Jobs was open to making smaller iPad: executive" Yahoo! News 8/3
  • "Apple's Secrets Revealed at Trial" [Paid Membership Required] 8/3
  • "Top Apple Executive Saw Market for 7-Inch Tablet in 2011, Said Company Should Do One" AllThingsD 8/3
  • "Scott Forstall testifies: live from the Apple v. Samsung courtroom" The Verge 8/3
  • "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 8/3
  • "Apple's request for summary judgement in Samsung case rejected" VentureBeat 8/3
  • "Samsung and Apple Speaking to One Jury, Many Audiences" AllThingsD 8/3
  • "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 8/3
  • "Apple to Samsung: Don't reveal iPad, iPhone sales data" CNET News 8/3
  • "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 8/3
  • "Samsung Says Apple's Claim Is an Affront to the Integrity of the Jury" IDG News Service 8/3
  • "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] 8/3
  • "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 8/3
  • "Samsung's case against Apple is bogus, here's why"  ZDNet 8/3
  • "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 8/3
  • "Class Action Filed Against Apple for Defective MacBook Logic Boards" Patently Apple 8/3
  • "Petition to 'fix' Apple's Bonjour technology now online: Signatures will be accepted until Aug. 10" Network World 8/3
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting Mountain Lion" Macworld 8/3
  • "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 8/3
  • "Mountain Lion having mysterious effect on battery life for some users" Ars Technica 8/3
  • "Creating a Mountain Lion Rescue Disk on a Flash Drive" eXtensions 7:51 AM
  • "I Bet You Didn't Know You Could Select Multiple Files This Way in OS X" Kirkville 8:52 AM
  • "AirDrop Any File From Quick Look in OS X Mountain Lion" OS X Daily 4:58 PM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Will my brand new refurb Mac come with Mountain Lion?" TUAW 9:44 AM
  • "Wolverton: Apple's Mountain Lion offers new features at a great price" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 8/3
  • "Firefox 14 a worthy alternative to Safari" Macworld 8/3
  • "Mountain Lion is (Still) a Quitter" TidBITS 8/3
  • "Revert Mission Control To Exposé-style In Mountain Lion [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8/3
  • "MacMost Now 743: Mountain Lion Notifications" MacMost 8/3
  • "Disable Sleep on a Mac from the Command Line with caffeinate" OS X Daily 8/3
  • "Mountain Lion: Change Your Twitter Pic with Photo Booth" The Mac Observer 8/3
  • "Re-enable the backspace key to go back a page in Safari 6" Mac OS X Hints 8/3
  • "How to create folders in iCloud storage windows" Mac OS X Hints 8/3
  • "Group reminders from several lists in a single list" Mac OS X Hints 8/3
  • "Mac Tip: Text Characters You Won't Find On Your Keyboard" MacTrast 8/3
  • "How To Tweak OS X Mountain Lion, Why It's Safe, Why You Need To, Why It's Free" BohemianBoomer 8/3
  • "Free And Just For Grins: How To Dig Around In Safari's Cache Files To Find What's There" Mac 360 8/3
  • "The Best Mac Notes App On The Planet Is Free (unless you use it too much)" TeraTalks 8/3
  • "Need A Bootable DVD or USB Drive With OS X Mountain Lion? There's A Free Mac App For That" NoodleMac 8/3
  • "Add Spotlight To Bridge To Finder And You Get The Most Expensive Mac File Search Tool Ever" Mac 360 8/3
  • "More Free Notifications For Email On Your Mac (and an easy way to customize notifications)" McSolo 8/3
  • "Passwords, Backups and a false sense of security" Julie Ng 8:10 PM
  • "Yes, I was hacked. Hard." ["At 4:50 PM, someone got into my iCloud account, reset the password and sent the confirmation message about the reset to the trash. My password was a 7 digit alphanumeric that I didn't use elsewhere."]  Emptyage 8:22 AM
  • "The Dangerous Side Of Apple's iCloud" Forbes 8:57 AM
  • "Mountain Lion a Roaring Success, Mac's Golden Age Ending?, Windows 8 a Catastrophe, and More" Low End Mac 8/3
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Disappointed over AirPlay Mirroring hardware cutoff" TUAW 8/3
  • "Apple's new video patents: Who needs editors?" alex4d 8/3
  • "Whatever Happened To The Mac? Why The Glory Is Gone And Where It Went" Mac 360 8/3
  • "Mac OSX Mountain Lion 10.8: vendor lock-in for the masses?" Doug Belshaw 8/3
Press Releases
  • "Rogue Amoeba unleashes Mountain Lion ready Piezo" FairerPlatform 2:34 PM
  • "Zevrix Deliver Express Updated for Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Report says Autodesk Inventor Fusion Mac gains extras under Mountain Lion" Architosh 8/3
  • "iDraw - Illustration and Graphic Design Software for iPad and Mac OS X" iDraw 8/3
  • "Tidbits: Lightworks, ZBrush and PipelineFX news" Architosh 8/3
  • "Mac Software Line Fully Updated for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion – Tax Free Likely!" PRWeb 8/3
  • "Droplings Simplifies Public Sharing With Dropbox" MacStories 8/3
  • "Tweetbot Alpha For Mac Gets A Cracking Update" AppleBitch 8/3
  • "Digiarty Updated Mac Software Line for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion" prMac 8/3
  • "VideoUpLink 1.5 for Mac adds Facebook product page video uploading" prMac 8/3
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Reportedly Interested in Acquiring 'The Fancy', a Pinterest Rival" MacRumors 8:18 PM
  • "Shot from the air: A photo of the new face of Apple's iCloud" Fortune 2:38 PM
  • "Sprint heavily discounts the iPhone 4S ahead of iPhone 5 launch" iDownload Blog 8:18 PM
  • "Al Franken says AT&T shouldn't charge for FaceTime" The Verge 8:18 PM
  • "eBay Smartphone Trade-Ins Spike After iPhone 5 Rumors" PC Magazine 3:52 PM
  • "Apple's 'dirty' energy company Duke faces with a Greenpeace Blimp: Greenpeace flew a blimp over Apple's energy supplier Duke Energy's power plant in North Carolina" Macworld UK 8:24 AM
  • "iPad dominance grows: Apple could be 'default' choice amid tablet gush" SlashGear 8/3
  • "iPad 2 still going strong: Makes up 60 percent of iPad web traffic in the U.S." GigaOM 8/3
  • "Strong Apple Shipments Drive Robust Tablet Market Growth in Second Quarter – IDC" MacPrices 8/3
  • "Reno: Home of the Biggest Little Apple Data Center in the World" AllThingsD 8/3
  • "Apple 'wanted to stuff Twitter with dollars' to fill iTunes with twits" The Register 8/3
  • "AT&T to start rolling out new iPad-based POS systems in stores" iDownload Blog 8/3
  • "Apple's claim on Kodak patents denied" ZDNet 8/3
  • "Some of Apple's Ownership Claims Denied in Kodak Patent Suit" AllThingsD 8/3
  • "Kodak Wins Latest Round in Apple Patent Fight" PC Magazine 8/3
  • "Apple's claim to two Kodak patents denied by bankruptcy court" Ars Technica 8/3
  • "Kodak scores a small victory in Apple patents battle" The Inquirer 8/3
  • "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 8/3
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Invents the Perfect Eyeball System for Hollywood" Patent Bolt 8/3
  • "Techies Break A Fashion Taboo" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/3
  • "Adobe debuts its first open source type family" ZDNet 8/3
  • "Refugee from Facebook questions the social media life" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8/3
  • "AT&T to shut down 2G network by 2017" MarketWatch 8/3
  • "Massive phishing scam hits AT&T customers" V3 8/3
  • "Mike Lynch claims cloud security fears unfounded" V3 8/3
  • "Meet Stompy, the 4,000-Pound Rideable Robotic Insect" Techland 8/3
  • "Researchers reveal radical RAID rethink" The Register 8/3
  • "ARM ramps up Mali T604 with OpenCL" TG Daily 8/3
  • "Archos teases G10 XS tablet" TG Daily 8/3
  • "Google Updates PageSpeed Service, Promises To 'Turbocharge Your Website'" TechCrunch 8/3
  • "Big-Budget Consoles Beware, the Ouya Is Coming in Strong" PCWorld 8/3
  • "New Logitech Webcam Puts Skype on TVs Without Need for a PC" IDG News Service 8/3
  • "Facebook looking at editing function for status updates" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8/3
  • "Writing, drawing with eyes" EE Times 8/3
  • "Samsung Debuts Embedded Multimedia Memory for Smartphones, Tablets" eWeek 8/3
  • "HTC looks to China to drive growth" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8/3
  • "Anti-Patent Troll bill to 'save high-tech innovators' hits House" BetaNews 8/3
  • "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 8/3
  • "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 8/3
  • "New iPhone in September? Mountain Lion after week 1, Hulu+ on Apple TV Plus More! (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 8/3
  • "Purported iPad mini shells show no camera hole" iDownload Blog 8:26 AM
  • "Questionable Images of iPad Mini Rear Shell Surface Online [Photos] iClarified 8:43 AM
  • "Tenuous Rumor: New Photos Of iPad Mini Show A Device Without A Camera" AppleBitch 9:59 AM
  • "How well can the MacBook Pro with Retina display handle Windows games?" Engadget 8:19 AM
  • "Apple's chip architect returns to AMD" CIOL 9:13 AM
  • "Alleged 'iPhone 5' Front Glass Plate vs iPhone 4S Hands-On [Video]"  iPhoneinCanada 8/3
  • "Detailed Photo and Video Comparison of iPhone 4S and 'iPhone 5' Front Panels" MacRumors 8/3
  • "Apple to name next handset iPhone 5 after all? Leaked sever log reveals model identity" TechRadar UK 8/3
  • "iPhone 5 release date arrives as Samsung faces Galaxy S3, Note ban" Beatweek Magazine 8/3
  • "References to iPhone 5 Show Up in Server Logs" PC Magazine 8/3
  • "These iPad mini shells are likely fake but have a look" 9 to 5 Mac 8/3
  • "Apple reportedly shifting iPad panel orders from Samsung to Sharp, LG" AppleInsider 8/3
  • "iPhone 5 Displays to Ship This Month, Says CEO" Tapscape 8/3
  • "New Configurations for Entry-Level Retina MacBook Pro, Mountain Lion Cuts Battery Life, and More" Low End Mac 8/3
  • "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 8/3
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "The Heist For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 11:11 AM
  • "Alone in the Gloom For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 11:11 AM
  • "Castle Master PLUS For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 11:11 AM
  • "2012 MacBook Pros start showing up in the Apple Store refurbished section" 9 to 5 Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices From $1,180 to $3,049" MacReviewZone 7:50 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Prices $780 To $1,499 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 7:50 AM
  • "Shoot The Zombirds For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8/3
  • "Royal Envoy (Premium) For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8/3
  • "ArcherCat For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8/3
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/3
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/3
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Prices $645 To $1,600 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8/3

  • "Updated DODOcase for iPad is colorful, stronger, and could be yours" TUAW 8:04 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 8/3
  • "Review: IK Multimedia's iRig Pre" TUAW 8/3
  • "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 8/3
  • "The Hand Stylus is innovative, but not quite worthy of a high-five" Macworld 8/3
  • "Crayola MyPhones and Ety-Kids 3 earbuds let kids listen safely" Macworld 8/3
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands on: Shared Photo Streams in iOS 6" GigaOM 2:37 PM
  • "How to Use Snapseed to Create Extraordinary iPhone Photography" iDownload Blog 8:26 AM
  • "SonicPics lets you easily create narrated slideshows on iOS" TUAW 2:45 PM
  • "New on the App Store: Video Streaming, Weather, & Geofencing" The Mac Observer 8/3
  • "Find the best music identification app for iOS: Speed, accuracy, and the ability to work in noisy rooms sets the best apps apart" Macworld 8/3
  • "Wake N Shake for iPhone -- the evil alarm clock that's guaranteed to get you out of bed each morning" iMore 8/3
  • "Slices for Twitter for iPhone review" iMore 8/3
  • "Pay for your Parking with your iPhone – Parkmobile" Best App Site 8/3
  • "MacPhun Wants To Help Brighten Your Photos And Your Day With Big Savings To Celebrate ColorStrokes For Mac" App Advice 8/3
  • "Become a Cat Master With This New Cat-Only Wolfram Alpha App" PCWorld 8/3
  • "iOS Gems: ABC ZooBorns, Blazing Star, Monsters vs. Superheroes Comic Book Maker + Weather HD 2" iLounge 8/3
  • "The Naked Gun ICUP Episode 1: Date with Destiny for iPad and iPhone review" Macworld UK 8/3
  • "Asphalt 7: Heat Review" Mac|Life 8/3
  • "'Bitless' Review - Oh Look, I've Died Again" Touch Arcade 8/3
  • "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 8/3
  • "Puerto Rico HD Review: German-boardgame-meets-iPad in an excellent translation." 148Apps 8/3
  • "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 8/3
  • "Clash of Clans Review/This social freemium town-builder offers up something a little different for a change: a singleplayer experience." 148Apps 8/3
  • "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 8/3
  • "Cats Away Review: Don't let this unassuming little ball of fluff and attention-hogging fun slip through the cracks." 148Apps 8/3
  • "Is the iPhone 5 Coming Sooner Than You Expected?" The Motley Fool 7:33 PM
  • "Apple divulges details in court about 7-inch iPad, conception of the iPhone" Digital Trends 7:24 PM
  • "iPad mini arrives with 40% larger screen than Kindle Fire, Nexus 7" Beatweek 7:22 PM
  • "Steve Jobs: 7-inch tablets 'DOA' -- yeah, right" CNET News 3:53 PM
  • "Can Apple still wow? The new iPhone will enter a market with tougher, more competitive rivals" MacLeans 2:36 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S And Apple iPhone Side-By-Side Evaluation Report Revealed In Court" Redmond Pie 2:35 PM
  • "Question of the week: Should Apple develop a dedicated gaming controller?" iDownload Blog 2:35 PM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Tablet trouble/Bad news, iPad fans. Turns out Apple's hot-selling device does not—repeat not—satisfy a made-up list of criteria from Lenovo. Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings. It does appear, however, that several people were wrong about the iPad and how well it would do." Macworld 9:38 AM
  • "This Internal Apple Email From 2011 Got The Attention Of Everyone In The Court Room Yesterday" Business Insider 8:53 AM
  • "Which missing features do you most want Apple to add to iOS?" iMore 8:43 AM
  • "Is This App the Next Siri — or the New Big Brother?" Mashable 8:36 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 8/3
  • "January 2011 email from Eddy Cue to other Apple execs notes Steve Jobs interest in 7-inch iPad" 9 to 5 Mac 8/3
  • "Are Alternative Carriers Like Virgin Mobile Selling the iPhone 'Real'? (you better believe it!)" IndyMac Support 8/3
  • "Opinion: iPad, iPhone 5, iTunes, Authentec and Apple's mobile payments plan" Computerworld 8/3
  • "Apple's Worst Ads -- Before The Unfortunate 'Genius'" Forbes 8/3
  • "How the iPad made Apple the top 'PC' vendor, and what it means for Windows"  GeekWire 8/3
  • "Apple, Inc. Steals a Page from Microsoft Corporation?" Insider Monkey 8/3
  • "Apple 'Improves' MagSafe Connector --And Ruins It" MacNews 8/3
  • "Why Microsoft Fails While Apple Succeeds: No Guts, No Game, No Glory" PixoBebo 8/3
  • "Forget the iPhone 5. Apple's iPad Mini Might Be Better for Business" Entrepreneur 8/3
  • "Did Apple really ban a book for mentioning Amazon? One reader isn't buying it." TeleRead 8/3
  • "Apple v. Samsung Highlights Insanity of Tech Patents" PCWorld 8/3
  • "Apple is freaking out over top-secret market research being used in patent trial [updated] BGR 8/3
  • "How Apple conducts Market Research and keeps iOS source code locked down"  Network World 8/3
  • "Apple's Samsung sanctions denied as Schiller and Forstall testify" SlashGear 8/3
  • "Apple Designer On Curved Glass iPhone: The Cost Relative To Shaping The Glass Was 'Too Expensive'" RazorianFly 8/3
  • "Apple vs Samsung Trial: Patent lawsuit in pictures" [Slideshow] T3 8/3
  • " a boon to iPhone, iPad users" ZDNet 8/3
  • "An Apple 'Smart Watch' is a dumb idea" ZDNet 8/3
  • "What to do (and not) when an iPhone or iPad is stolen" Fortune 8/3
  • "Man designs new smartphone while watching the Olympics" BetaNews 7:40 PM
  • "Will the FCC ever force AT&T and Verizon to revive unlimited data? A reader asks if the FCC might investigate AT&T and Verizon for getting rid of their unlimited data plans and raising rates via the share plans. Ask Maggie's Marguerite Reardon offers her opinion." CNET News 8:57 AM
  • "Particle Debris: Amazon Kindle Fire 2: Lead, Follow or Wander" The Mac Observer 8/3
  • "Analysis: Retail Trademark Forces Microsoft to Drop 'Metro" The Mac Observer 8/3
  • "HTC: 'Quietly brilliant' or 'quietly irrelevant'?" CNET News 8/3
  • "Dropbox password breach highlights risks of free storage services" V3 8/3
  • "Top 10 eagerly awaited products to whet your appetite" V3 8/3
  • "Google Nexus 7 teardown reveals more hits than misses" CNET News 8/3
  • "Jelly Bean already approaches 1% market share" TG Daily 8/3
  • "Study Reveals a Confused View of Mobile Phone Privacy and Security" Technology Review 8/3
  • "KDE 4.9 Brings Fresh Stability and Performance to the Linux Desktop" PCWorld 8/3
  • "Hands On With Dyle TV and the Samsung Lightray 4G" PC Magazine 8/3
  • "GameStop won't stop: Electronics retailers and video game makers are facing bleak times. That puts game seller GameStop in the crosshairs." Fortune 8/3
  • "Watch The Breathtaking 'Assassin's Creed III' Game Engine Trailer" Forbes 8/3
  • "Is Cloud Computing Really Cheaper?" Forbes 8/3
  • "Lock-in, Migration Costs Can Put a Damper on Cloud Projects, Says ISACA" IDG News Service 8/3
  • "Google cloud vs. Amazon cloud: How they stack up" InfoWorld 8/3
  • "Get ready for the personal cloud" InfoWorld 8/3
  • "Is Synopsys helping chip making return to its roots?" EE Times 8/3
  • "Smartphone users report more phone problems, survey says" CNN 8/3
  • "World of Warcraft loses another million subscribers" BBC 8/3
  • "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 8/3
  • "Hopes dim for Sharp amid Japan's TV industry sunset" Reuters 8/3
  • "Why I'm dropping Gmail in favour of" The Inquirer 8/3
  • "Is Cloud Computing Really Cheaper?" Forbes 8/3
  • "Why UltraBooks Have Been Slow to Take Off" Tech.pinions 8/3
  • "Patent Trolls, Beware: Your Days May Be Numbered" Mashable 8/3
  • "Report: If Prepaid Cell Phones Are Cheaper, Why Aren't They More Popular?" Mac|Life 8/3
  • "How To Defeat Your Enemies on the Internet" Gizmodo 8/3
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "TechBits: Notes Plus is pricey, but worth it" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:16 PM
  • "Red Cross Debuts Hurricane App: iPhone and Android can download this free that gives instant access to local and real-time information on what to do before, during, and after hurricanes." Patch 4:08 PM
  • "iOS X Ultimatum Theme Brings OS X Mountain Lion Desktop Experience To iPhone" Redmond Pie 2:45 PM
  • "Bubble Grubble HD for iPhone, iPad Now Available on the App Store" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Goal Defense is Now Available for Free for all iOS" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Groundbreaking CGI Interactive Storybook: Kodee's Canoe - Echo for iPad" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "How Much Do You Look Like Your Parents, Friends or a Famous Celeb?" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "InQBarna launches Riffer 2.0 for iOS - Music becomes social" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Islamicfinder Revamps the Athan App to Help Users Keep Track of Prayers" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Leo's Book for iPad: Remarkable Kid's Book with Live, Light Box Sand Art" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Make beautiful, flippable iPad photo albums with the Showboat app" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Owls - A Fun Matching Game for Children of All Ages" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "PDF2Office for iPad ships - iPad PDF Converter converts PDF files" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Tiny Owls Lands on iOS and Android" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Ventora Studios launches debut mobile game Project Boom for free on iPad" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Free on iTunes: Explore Tech & Innovation on iPad for Free with IBM Think" The Mac Observer 8/3
  • "The BladePad Accessory Turns Your iPhone Into A Complete Gaming System [Video] Redmond Pie 8/3
  • "Ted Landau Discusses Mountain Lion, Hulu on MacNotables" The Mac Observer 8/3
  • "Waterproofing An iPhone -- No Case Required!" Forbes 8/3
  • "CadFaster Training Coming in August" Architosh 8/3
  • "It Came from QuakeCon: id Closes Mobile Development As It Focuses on 'Doom 4'" Touch Arcade 8/3
  • "IWGuide: Instant Watch Guide for Netflix™" jeTap 8/3
  • "GTSO: iPhone 5 Launch Could Exacerbate Supply Crunch in Billion-Dollar Lithium Market" Business Wire 8/3
  • "Meet Franc: An Effective Mobile Payments Solution For iPhone" App Advice 8/3
  • "Temple Run breaks 100 million downloads" TUAW 8/3
  • "ABBYY FineScanner allows to quickly scan images and texts and save them into PDF" ABBYY 8/3
  • "iShower, The Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker" Cult of Mac 8/3
  • "Learn To Code Killer iPhone Apps Right From Your Browser With Code School Kickstarter Project" App Advice 8/3
  • "Mvelopes Now Has the Skills to Pay the Bills" 148Apps 8/3
  • "Distro Issue 51 arrives with an in-depth look at Apple's Mountain Lion" Engadget 8/3
  • "Sanwa's iPhone pico projector gets spec bump, trebled brightness (video)" Engadget 8/3
  • "Original 'Angry Birds' Updated with New Levels and Power-ups, Finally Gets iPad Retina Support" Touch Arcade 8/3
  • "Tribute Games' 'Wizorb' Hits the App Store" Touch Arcade 8/3
  • "Desktop Grip Stand for iPhone / Smartphones" USBfever 8/3
  • "ArtStudio for iPad - it is not just an update, it is a revolution" prMac 8/3
  • "Roads of Rome 2 gets an iOS release and a 50% off price tag" prMac 8/3
  • "Pinzator - Puzzles with paper body parts, furry animals and gravity" prMac 8/3
  • "New Mobile Medical App Revolutionizes Rounding and EHR On iPad" prMac 8/3
  • "New GMAT Practice app for the iOS Users" prMac 8/3
  • "Kdan Mobile Launches 2012 Animation Competition to Welcome Creativities" prMac 8/3
  • "iLondon 2012 v3.0 for iOS - 2012 London Olympic Action Goes Mobile" prMac 8/3
  • "Games Apptually launches Fionn Folktales" prMac 8/3
  • "Call Home For Free For Ramadan with ChatTime" prMac 8/3
  • "Annihilating Gold Rush - Tharle Game Releases Gold Combat" prMac 8/3
  • "Windoze Solitaire - Solitaire just got PWNED" prMac 8/3
  • "Tweet Cleaner - Clean your Twitter Timeline - iPhone App Released" prMac 8/3
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 8 'Metro' Is Dead, But UI Still Needs a Name" PCWorld 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft to let go of Metro name" TechShout 9:08 AM
  • "How Microsoft Wants Us To Use Windows 8" Tech Source 9:10 AM
  • "Samsung's Shift To Windows Phone Is Good For Microsoft" Mobile Bloom 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft showcases the new Outlook Web App, comes with a 'Windows 8 style' fluid interface" WinBeta 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft's Plan for Yammer" PCWorld 2:37 PM
  • "Oracle hoping to turn tables on SAP with Sybase-to-Oracle migration tools: In turn, SAP has been trying to convince customers using Oracle to switch to its own Sybase ASE" PC Advisor 9:12 AM
  • "IBM Plan Seeks To Map Growth and Optimize Revenue Collection In Accra, Ghana" The Financial 9:07 AM
  • "The next chapter in the ultrabook saga: 'Haswell'/Intel's future Haswell chip was a hot topic this week: behind closed doors in Asia, that is." CNET News 9:13 PM
  • "Commodore 64 at 30: computing for the masses/The Commodore 64 is the best-selling personal computer of all time and 30 years old this week, writes Christopher Williams." Telegraph 8:36 AM
  • "Facebook, Twitter Accounts of Yankees, Other Teams Compromised" Network World 8:57 AM
  • "Twitter must tackle trolls say police" Telegraph 8:36 AM
  • "The Federated Web Should Be Easier Than It Sounds" TechCrunch 8:31 AM
  • "Facebook's Summer of Fail: The social networking sites' woes started with its IPO and have continued ever since" Computerworld 8:12 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
Industry News
  • "LinkedIn gains highlight tech sector rally: Nasdaq posts weekly gain as jobs numbers lift broad market" MarketWatch 8/3
  • "U.S. stocks rally on July jobs, Europe: Nonfarm payrolls rise by 163,000 in July, beating expectations" MarketWatch 8/3
  • "Stocks Leap as U.S. Job Growth Heats Up" FOXBusiness 8/3
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise To Highest Level Since May On Jobs Data" Bloomberg 8/3
  • "Stocks Soar on Signs U.S. Economy Is Improving" TheStreet 8/3
  • "Stocks soar on jobs report" CNNMoney 8/3
  • "Dow Rises to Three-Month High" [Paid Membership Required] 8/3
  • "Upbeat jobs report to boost stocks" CNNMoney 8/3
  • "Canadian stocks rebound as mining, tech rise" MarketWatch 8/3
  • "U.K. market rallies as banking, mining shares jump: Royal Bank of Scotland Group surges 5.6% after earnings" MarketWatch 8/3
  • "Asia Markets Slide" [Paid Membership Required] 8/3
  • "Asian Stocks Head for Third Day of Losses on ECB, China Policy" Bloomberg 8/3
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks suffer after ECB; Sharp, Sony plunge" MarketWatch 8/3
  • "Banks Lead European Stocks Rally" [Paid Membership Required] 8/3
  • "European Stocks Advance as U.S. Adds More Jobs Than Estimated" Bloomberg 8/3
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks advance for 9th week; banks rally/Spanish and Italian banks rally" MarketWatch 8/3
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 8/3
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 8/3

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