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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, August 9, 2012
 

 

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Thursday Highlights: Steve Jobs had a Reality Distortion Field (Wikipedia reference), but Apple has grown to such a size it generates it's own gravity, and Farhad Manjoo sees the company strengthening the "pull of its orbit with each device"; with Tim Cook's visit to China, the CEO not only addresses iCloud security, but announces company will open 25 new stores, as country "will become Apple's biggest revenue contributor"—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Apple offering 6 free months of iCloud to those who were prematurely downgraded; Apple ends SSL 3.0 push notifications following POODLE vulnerability security flaw; Amsys explains setup of Handoff feature in order to make/receive calls between your Apple devices; Tuts+ shows way you can transfer Time Machine backups to another drive; Dock and General preferences in Yosemite covered by eXtensions; Digitimes Research reporting that Apple will "sacrifice its gross margins to save its tablet business"; fix on the way for double-charge errors on some Apple Pay cards; Christian Bale is going to portray Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin's biopic on the iConic co-founder; Wired reviews the new 5K iMac, says it is "nearly flawless; buy it now"; Pixelmator for iPad reviewed at MacStories, 9to5Mac, AppleInsider; Chris Maxcer thinks "Apple is confusing tablet leadership with awesomeness" saying "Just because a kid chooses to buy the least burnt cookie at a school bake sale, that doesn't mean the least burnt cookie is insanely great."

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple vs. Samsung: The Trial Goes On, but It's Already Over"  Techland 8:51 AM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung: Is It the Trial of the Century?"  Daily Ticker 10:06 AM
  • "Samsung 132-Page Document Shows Detailed Design Comparison to iPhone" eWeek 8:44 PM
  • "iPad, iPhone, Galaxy sales data revealed in court filings" CNET News 10:52 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung reveal sales data to the court, boast of millions served" Engadget 11:03 PM
  • "US sales of Apple-accused Samsung devices add up to 21m phones, 1.4m tablets" The Next Web 11:03 PM
  • "Samsung's latest issue with the rules: one trial lawyer not admitted in the relevant district?" Foss Patents 10:14 AM
  • "What's a Fox News celebrity doing in Apple v. Samsung?" Fortune 10:20 AM
  • "Viewers 'confused' Samsung Tab TV ad for iPad: According to an internal Samsung documents, over half of viewers seeing its TV commercials assumed the ad was for the iPad"  Macworld UK 12:26 PM
  • "19 incredible Apple secrets revealed in court" [Slideshow] Fortune 11:36 AM
  • "Munich Regional Court Postpones Apple Vs Motorola Decision: A regional court in Germany on Thursday postponed ruling on a case brought by Apple Inc. against Google Inc.'s Motorola unit over alleged patent infringement until Sept. 13, a court spokeswoman said Thursday." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:56 AM
  • "Courts in Korea and Germany postpone decisions on three lawsuits involving Apple" Foss Patents 10:58 AM
  • "South Korea Court Delays Samsung-Apple Ruling" WSJ Blogs 7:42 AM
  • "Why Apple's Poised to Make History: Fear not Apple fans. If you thought the third-quarter earnings miss was a sign of things to come, you may want to reconsider that thought."  TheStreet 10:20 AM
  • "Apple Owns China's Tablet Market" AllThingsD 7:22 AM
  • "Apple Store Operational Economics" asymco 11:24 AM
  • "Apple Sanctioned In VirnetX Patent Case For Obstructing 'Unfavorable Testimony'" Seeking Alpha 2:43 PM
OS X
News
  • "Apple to update Mountain Lion imminently: OS X 10.8.1 Mountain Lion could fix Save As and battery life concerns" Macworld UK 7:51 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion reportedly draining MacBook batteries faster than its predecessor" UberGizmo 7:10 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion may be degrading battery life, test shows" AppleInsider 8:16 AM
  • "Valve expands Steam delivery platform beyond games" IDG News Service 11:23 AM
  • "Your Windows programs can PlayOnMac" BetaNews 2:37 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Incompatible PDF viewer may cause problems in Mountain Lion" MacFixIt 2:57 PM
  • "Sound stuttering after Mountain Lion installation: A bug may cause periodic jittery graphics in conjunction with broken audio in some Mountain Lion systems." MacFixIt 12:26 PM
  • "'If you have any type of search shortcut extension installed, check the settings for it. I found my settings for the extension Safari Keyword Search were causing the problem. The default is the 'feeling lucky' search. I changed the default search in Safari Keyword Search to regular Google search, and that fixed it for me.'" MacInTouch 12:17 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Use Notification Center in OS X Mountain Lion" LAPTOP Magazine 8:46 PM
  • "Safari 6 a slight but sleek upgrade for Apple's browser" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: CDs & DVDs" eXtensions 6:46 AM
  • "Designing iOS Tab and Navigation Bars in Photoshop" Layers Magazine 4:47 PM
  • "Pulse, a premier iOS news reader, comes to computers through web application" 9 to 5 Mac 8:09 AM
  • "10 Neat Tips & Tricks For OS X Mountain Lion" AddictiveTips 11:23 AM
  • "Use TrackSift to tidy up your iTunes library" Macworld 9:52 AM
  • "Quick Tip: Create a Bootable Mountain Lion Flash Drive or DVD" Mactuts+ 8:20 AM
  • "Smart Playlist and iCloud Status field" iLounge 12:26 PM
  • "Printing From Your iPhone, at a Price" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:57 AM
  • "How to fix 'installed' apps appearing in Mac App Store Update Pane" Mac OS X Hints 9:52 AM
  • "PDF files with lines & rectangles in Preview work like forms" Mac OS X Hints 9:52 AM
  • "Forget Adobe. Inexpensive Desktop Publishing Is Alive And Well On The Mac" TeraTalks 6:48 AM
  • "Bored With Apple's Understated Elegance? Here's How To Customize The Folders On Your Mac" NoodleMac 6:48 AM
  • "Free: How To Control JavasScript On Your Mac (50-cents more gets you more features)" BohemianBoomer 6:48 AM
  • "The Dock Is Free. And So Are These 5 Mac App Launchers (and one that's not)" McSolo 6:48 AM
  • "The Coolest, Most Capable, Most Mac-like Photo Slideshow App For The Rest Of Us" Mac 360 6:47 AM
  • "Why You Don't Have Enough Clocks On Your Mac, And Why You Need More Clocks" Mac 360 6:48 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Eager to install the Mac Snow Leopard 10.8.1 update? Not so fast..." Beatweek 2:40 PM
  • "Mountain Lion discussion examines battery drain; networking issues; MobileMe elimination effects; Save As/Duplicate/AutoSave issues; Safari 6; different app types; FileMaker export; sleep/wake issues; and more." MacInTouch 12:16 PM
  • "Honan Hack and Apple Naïvety" Rixstep 11:09 AM
  • "Counterpoint: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People Using iMessage" Gizmodo 8:08 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion: This Is The Best Mac OS Ever" PixoBebo 6:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "Monocle Society Brings Pomodorable to the Mac App Store" prMac 8:10 PM
  • "TextMate 2.0 goes open source in response to OS X restrictions: The code is available on Github under a GPL 3 license." Ars Technica 2:37 PM
  • "Cultured Code Releases Things 2.0 for Mac, iPad, iPhone; Introduces Things Cloud" Cultured Code 12:10 PM
  • "Now is the time to change your passwords. Type2Phone is here to help" Houdah Software 9:44 AM
  • "4Videosoft Releases MXF Converter for Mac to Convert MXF for Editing on Final Cut Pro and iMovie" PRNewswire-Asia 9:38 AM
  • "Pixelmator Update Adds OS X 10.8, Retina Display, iCloud Support" The Mac Observer 9:12 AM
  • "Fluid dynamics simulator Caedium upgraded to OS X 64-bit" MacNN 8:10 AM
  • "Apple's OS X Mountain Lion Purrs Along At Troll Touch" prMac 7:20 AM
  • "HP, Samsung, FujiXerox printer drivers for OS X 10.6 and later" FairerPlatform 6:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google Will Pay $22.5 Million to Settle FTC Charges it Misrepresented Privacy Assurances to Users of Apple's Safari Internet Browser"  Federal Trade Commission 10:58 AM
  • "Google to pay $22.5 million to settle privacy charges" Reuters 10:50 AM
  • "Google to Pay $22.5 Million Settlement in Safari Privacy Circumvention Case" MacRumors 12:06 PM
  • "Google hit with record $22.5-million fine for Safari tracking" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:18 PM
  • "The FTC has teeth: Google agrees to pay $22.5M fine over Safari violations" VentureBeat 12:06 PM
  • "F.T.C. Fines Google $22.5 Million for Safari Privacy Violations" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:40 PM
  • "Google Settles With FTC, Agrees To Pay $22.5M Penalty For Bypassing Safari Privacy Settings" TechCrunch 2:46 PM
  • "Google pays record $22.5 million for Safari cookies" BetaNews 2:37 PM
  • "Apple Retail Stores Begin Price Matching iPhone Discounts from Carriers and Major Retailers"  MacRumors 12:25 PM
  • "Apple Retail Stores matching carrier price drop on iPhone 4S" The Next Web 2:50 PM
  • "Apple Retail Stores Offering to Match Discounts on iPhones" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:46 PM
  • "Apple retail stores reportedly price-matching iPhones" CNET News 4:36 PM
  • "Nearly 80% Of Americans Would Shun iPad Mini In Favor Of iPhone 5" Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
  • "iPhone 5 tops iPad Mini as more desirable product, survey says: In a contest between unannounced products, the next iteration of the iPhone proves to be the surer bet, according to CouponCodes4u." CNET News 10:02 AM
  • "iPad Mini Is Pointless, Survey Says: Apple is widely expected to debut a smaller version of the iPad alongside the iPhone 5 next month. A new survey points to consumer disinterest--but the logic doesn't work for me." InformationWeek 2:43 PM
  • "Apple owns US smartphone market while Samsung dominates worldwide" Ars Technica 11:24 AM
  • "Chinese Mobile Companies Form Speech Industry Alliance to Compete with Apple's SIRI" M.I.C. Gadget 8:08 AM
  • "Sprint CEO Dan Hesse talks about Sprint's $15 billion iPhone investment" Network World 10:41 AM
  • "Apple Back-to-School Deal Offers $100 Gift Card" PC Magazine 9:52 AM
  • "iPads Notebooks Hit Classrooms: A successful pilot program using computers in the classroom last year at the Paul Revere and Lincoln Schools has blossomed into a program at Revere High School (RHS) that will put an iPad in the hands of every incoming freshman this coming school year." Revere Massachusetts Newspaper 10:49 AM
  • "Jurors in Apple vs. Samsung Get a Raise, but Still Woefully Underpaid" AllThingsD 7:15 AM
  • "New Google Voice Search comes to iOS: Is Jelly Bean handing over its best weapon?" Electricpig 8:19 AM
  • "Amazon Confirms Cloud Player, Its Would-Be iTunes Killer, Now Works On Sonos, More Devices Coming Later This Year" TechCrunch 8:56 AM
  • "The Queen's Stunt Double Drop-Tests an iPhone From 1,000 Feet [Video] Mashable 2:36 PM
  • "Digia to acquire Qt business from Nokia, port it to Android and iOS" Ars Technica 8:14 AM
  • "iPhone-controlled art doubles as climbing wall" CNET News 8:30 PM
  • "Unopened first-gen iPhone appears on eBay for $10,000" iDownload Blog 8:13 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Security next frontier for cloud pioneer" MarketWatch 2:49 PM
  • "Adobe warns of critical holes in Reader, Acrobat" ZDNet 2:33 PM
  • "Micron shows off bits: Sneak peak at new SSDs, flash cards" The Register 2:21 PM
  • "MIT develops multicore programming language" EE Times 1:00 PM
  • "Flame and Stuxnet Cousin Targets Lebanese Bank Customers, Carries Mysterious Payload" Wired 2:30 PM
  • "Gauss is new virus on the digital block" TG Daily 2:18 PM
  • "Wearable technology market to exceed $6B by 2016: Google's Smart Glasses and the rumored Apple Smart Watch will be a part of the new wave of wireless wearable devices" Computerworld 10:44 AM
  • "Pinterest now open to all as social network continues to bloom" Silicon Valley 1:01 PM
  • "Google Nexus D is a curved concept with a kickstand" CNET News 3:01 PM
  • "Voices raised in Google-Apple mobile $ fight" New York Post 12:22 PM
  • "Latest Google Doodle mini-game lets you waste the day in a canoe" NBC News 12:19 PM
  • "T-Mobile loses customers, but ekes out $207M Q2 profit" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "The 32GB 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Is Now Available From Canadian Carriers For $550" TechCrunch 2:06 PM
  • "Samsung LED 9000, a 75-inch TV, premieres at Santa Monica store" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:13 PM
  • "Samsung denies interest in RIM, BlackBerry10" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Four High-level Facebook Officials Resign in the Past Week" IDG News Service 12:30 PM
  • "Facebook's design manager leaves for the Designer Fund" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "RIM Looks to 3D Interface & High End Touch to Shake Things Up" Patent Bolt 11:13 AM
  • "Google Shows Off Its Latest 'Baby Steps' Toward Becoming the Star Trek Computer" ReadWriteWeb 8:10 AM
  • "Select 2013 Ultrabooks to Incorporate Intel's Wireless Charging" Patently Apple 7:20 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Live @ 10 PM ET - YouTube App, iCloud hack, Apple v Samsung, + more!" Insanely Great Mac 8:11 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Wants and iPhone 5 Needs" The MacJury 12:55 PM
  • "TUAW and MacTech Interview: blueHula Studios" TUAW 7:57 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple files hint at re-engineered iMac and Mac Pro models, potentially without optical drives" AppleInsider 8:12 PM
  • "Hints of new iMac, Mac Pro show up in Mountain Lion" CNET News 8:29 PM
  • "Apple closes Retina MacBook Pro supply-demand gap: Shortest shipping delays since high-resolution notebook's June debut" Computerworld 7:15 AM
  • "Is Apple working on next-generation screw to keep users out of devices?" Macworld UK 7:51 AM
  • "Another Sign of a Big Apple Launch: Suppliers Post Record Sales" AllThingsD 2:39 PM
  • "New Photos of Claimed Next-Generation iPhone Parts Include Display Shield" MacRumors 8:57 AM
  • "This Is What The Front Assembly Of The Next iPhone Looks Like Disassembled" Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
  • "New Images from China Claim to Show Leaked 'iPhone 5' Parts" The Mac Observer 8:21 AM
  • "New hints of possible iOS 6 feature tweaks" CNET Reviews 8:45 PM
  • "Apple's 'Wi-Fi Plus Cellular' option in iOS 6 to keep apps syncing when WiFi networks choke" AppleInsider 10:50 AM
  • "iOS 6 adds Wi-Fi plus cellular option" Digital Spy 11:04 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Interestingly Updates Head Tracking Patent & More" Patently Apple 6:47 AM
  • "Apple Working On Motion Tracking User Interface" MacNews 9:27 AM
  • "Apple Patents Protect Against Attacks, Reverse Engineering" MacNews 9:12 AM
  • "Apple Eyes Backlit Keyboard For Controlled Brightness" MacNews 9:12 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "As a kind of follow-up to the recent discussions about the iMas versus Mac Mini: If you have both, is it possible to use the iMac just as a display for the Mac Mini?" MacInTouch 12:17 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Centipede: Origins For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:47 AM
  • "Skill Game For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:47 AM
  • "Supersonic HD For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:47 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:36 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:36 AM
  • "Apple Time Capsule Buyer's Guide -Prices From $150 to $499 Off -Best Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:22 AM
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... $80 To $399 -The Best iPod Touch Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:22 AM
  • "Top Selling Mac Accessories -$9 to $500... Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:21 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -Closeout, Refurbished & Used -Prices From $679 to $2,499" MacReviewZone 11:50 AM
  • "Refurbished third generation iPads now available" FairerPlatform 10:46 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Mophie Powerstation Duo review: An external battery such as the Mophie Powerstation Duo is regrettably now an essential piece of kit for anyone with a smartphone, says Matt Warman" Telegraph 8:06 AM
  • "Nobody Told The Satechi Swift That $30 Speakers Are Supposed To Sound Bad [Review] Cult of Mac 2:46 PM
  • "iHome iP76 LED Color Changing Tower Stereo Speaker System with Bluetooth for iPhone and iPod" Macworld 10:21 AM
  • "Iomega StorCenter ix2 review: Iomega updates its popular NAS drive with even more features" Macworld UK 8:16 AM
  • "Dell B1160 Laser Printer review: A fast, affordable mono laser for home workers and small businesses" Macworld UK 8:16 AM
  • "TNW Review: The Carve Case offers handmade, lightweight wooden protection for your iPhone" The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "My First 48 Hours With Nike FuelBand - The Good, The Bad And The Frustrating" Business Insider 11:21 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Living Earth: Beautiful Views of Global Weather on iPad" The Mac Observer 2:36 PM
  • "RadarScope: The best iOS radar app for weather geeks" ZDNet 2:36 PM
  • "DoctorsElite iPhone app brings medical records and physician choices to patients" The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "The Best Android and iOS Apps To Help You Dominate Your Fantasy Football League This Season" Cult of Android 2:50 PM
  • "Chambers Deluxe Dictionary App review: Look up professional word definitions with this dedicated iOS dictionary app" Macworld UK 8:16 AM
  • "Apps can help you keep control of your spending" Philadelphia Inquirer [Free Registration Required] 7:15 AM
  • "Great British Chefs Summertime HD app review: With more than 100 recipes from 21 chefs, the Great British Chefs Summertime app offers plenty of ideas for summer meals." Telegraph 8:06 AM
  • "10 Great iCade Games for iPad" Mac|Life 9:52 AM
  • "Flick Champions World Edition Review" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "GoSum for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 8:06 AM
  • "9 educational iPhone, iPad apps for preschoolers: Give your kids a nutritious digital diet with these edifying apps" tecca 12:23 PM
  • "'Wizorb' Review – Breaking Out of the Puzzle Mold" Touch Arcade 2:38 PM
  • "Pitfall! Re-imagined! Runner! iOS!" AppleTell 9:28 AM
  • "Appidemic: Downhill Xtreme for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch" AppleTell 8:09 AM
  • "[Podcast] Game Review Cast: The Walking Dead" iGame Radio 8:50 AM
  • "'Metal Slug 3' Review - A Solid Port of an Absolute Classic, Just Prepare to Fight the Controls" Touch Arcade 10:47 AM
  • "Beetle Bounce Review: Bouncing beetles into their holes makes for a surprising amount of frantic fun." 148Apps 11:19 AM
  • "Chimpact Review: Go bananas in this polished action-packed puzzle platformer ..mmm bananas" 148Apps 11:19 AM
  • "Scout Review: Scout promises personalized suggestions of all kinds of popular forms of media. It very nearly achieves a great service, too." 148Apps 10:21 AM
  • "Retro Athletics Review: Furious button mashing fun for fans of such retro gameplay, but not one to play in public." 148Apps 8:48 AM
Tips
  • "How To Choose A New iPhone / iPad Shared Data Plan" iLounge 2:58 PM
  • "Get Seamless, Free Document Access On Your iPhone or iPad [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 2:50 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "'Did You Miss Us?'- Apple TV Rumors" redOrbit 8:45 PM
  • "Cassandra: Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 8:13 PM
  • "What Steve Jobs Might Tell Mark Zuckerberg" Forbes 4:51 PM
  • "What Would Microsoft Have Called the iPad?" Mashable 4:49 PM
  • "What does Apple Own, Is it Magic or Coincidence?"  The Motley Fool 2:53 PM
  • "Apple v Samsung: Reading Steve Jobs' emails" EE Times 2:35 PM
  • "11 Hours of Hell: The Time I Was a Steve Jobs Movie Extra" Gizmodo 12:06 PM
  • "One small step for Mac. A giant leap for its bottom line..." The Independent 11:51 AM
  • "Android A Fragmented Mess, But Apple Lawsuit Could Help" BYTE 11:44 AM
  • "Patent Trolls have the Smartphone Industry in a State of Emergency" Patently Apple 11:13 AM
  • "German Court Delays Ruling on Apple Over-Scroll Patent" The Mac Observer 10:58 AM
  • "Can Apple Replicate Its Smartphone Success in Emerging Markets?" The Motley Fool 10:55 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Beat it" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:52 AM
  • "The iPhone 5: Everything We Think We Know So Far [Rumor Roundup] Cult of Mac 2:46 PM
  • "More proof that a new iPhone is on the way" iDownload Blog 2:39 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Features, Rumors, Release Date - Everything We Think We Know So Far" Tapscape 11:51 AM
  • "I'm Already Annoyed By My iPhone 5: 9to5mac.comI haven't gotten my iPhone 5 yet, but I'm already annoyed by it. Why? Well, first, the wait." Business Insider 9:49 AM
  • "Would Richard Schulze's New Strategy Make Best Buy More Like Apple?" Benzinga Insights 9:49 AM
  • "Apple and the iPhone TV: one day all televisions will be this way" Computerworld 9:12 AM
  • "Will Apple Consider ARM's New Mali GPU in 2013?" Patently Apple 8:59 AM
  • "Apple, Holograms And 3D Tech: What The Future Could Hold" MacNews 8:41 AM
  • "Where Apple's Boy Genius Went Wrong: Apple has reportedly pulled its series of so-called Boy Genius ads after a short run during Olympics coverage. The less they're aired, the better. The actor playing the Apple Genius did well enough, and maybe the skits were kind of funny. But for Apple fans, especially for those who know a little about Apple, they invite all sorts of lines of thought that don't help sell products."  MacNewsWorld 8:13 AM
  • "Alleged iPad Mini: Poised to Be Another Blockbuster, or Upcoming Dud?" PadGadget 8:14 AM
  • "iPhone 5: latest dock rumour varies pin count (again)" iTWire 6:48 AM
  • "What Apple Doesn't Want Millions Of Customers To Know (and why you need to know it but ignore it)" Mac 360 6:47 AM
  • "Apple iOS vs. Android: the facts" Examiner 2:42 PM
  • "The iOS Platform is Among the Most Popular Game Systems of All Time" Touch Arcade 2:38 PM
  • "Apple iOS: Top Gaming Platform of All-Time" Tapscape 6:46 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Windows 8 Pro tablets: Not a good laptop replacement" ZDNet 2:34 PM
  • "Smashing Silicon Valley's biases" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2:28 PM
  • "Time to Do the Math and Switch to a Prepaid Smartphone?" Time 2:23 PM
  • "Where's my child's robot teacher?" Slate 1:06 PM
  • "Eight Windows 8 Tablets to Watch" PCWorld 12:34 PM
  • "Programming decathlon: 10 Olympian coding challenges/The international athletic games have nothing on these 10 programming tasks tuned to test true endurance, versatility, and intestinal fortitude" InfoWorld 11:50 AM
  • "10 practices of highly ineffective software developers" InfoWorld 11:49 AM
  • "Under The Hood with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean" HotHardware 11:43 AM
  • "Nexus Q: Why Google Should Send this Device to the Tech Graveyard" Computerworld 12:29 PM
  • "How Google, Yahoo or Bing Could Improve Search Results Tomorrow" Forbes 11:35 AM
  • "Internet attacks from China and US increased in first quarter of 2012, report says" IDG News Service 10:44 AM
  • "How to protect your cloud data from hacks" CNN 10:40 AM
  • "Marissa Mayer looks to fix Yahoo search, e-mail, report says" CNET News 10:00 AM
  • "A Makeover Made in Google's Image/Yahoo Inc.'s rookie chief executive Marissa Mayer has made one thing clear to employees at the outset of her bid to revive the Internet company: Product comes first." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "UK not keeping pace with Europe on broadband speeds" V3 2:25 PM
  • "Akamai: Global Average Broadband Speeds Up By 25%, U.S. Up 29% To 6.7 Mbps" TechCrunch 2:07 PM
  • "The state with the fastest Internet is..." CNNMoney 9:35 AM
  • "Is Knight's $440 million glitch the costliest computer bug ever?" CNNMoney 9:34 AM
  • "Dumped: how my password went public" The Verge 10:51 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Screwpocalypse II, beyond Pentalobe." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 11:13 PM
  • "Schiller's nephew helms new Mac ads" Scoopertino 11:45 AM
  • "Apple v. Samsung skewered in Conan O'Brien parody" The Verge 7:24 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Tapsteroids Goes Free For the Perseid Meteor Shower on August 10th" prMac 11:05 PM
  • "WordPress for iOS gets revamped with new user interface and improved features" UberGizmo 8:46 PM
  • "Atari classic Pitfall reborn for iOS" CNET Reviews 8:30 PM
  • "WordPress iOS app gets interface overhaul, new power-user features, performance boost" 9 to 5 Mac 4:52 PM
  • "Apple Feeling Lucky? Brawl Endangers Google Search on iPhone - US Business News" CNBC 2:52 PM
  • "Daily Deals For Moms: Plum District Debuts iPhone App, Local Loyalty Program To Follow" TechCrunch 2:35 PM
  • "Cartoon Network iPad app lets you watch TV, play games" USA Today 2:35 PM
  • "Create Disposable Phone Numbers With Burner iPhone App" PC Magazine 12:29 PM
  • "Repairing the Unrepairable: iFixIt Posts MacBook Pro with Retina Display Repair Guides" MacPrices 11:55 AM
  • "A Rotating Adapter Head Might Just Make This USB Ribbon Cable Worth It" Gizmodo 10:50 AM
  • "Winston Is Siri's Older, More Distinguished Colleague Who Tells You The News And Weather" TechCrunch 10:17 AM
  • "FlightTrack Free Now Available for iOS and Android Phones" PRNewswire 9:38 AM
  • "Armedia Releases Apple iOS and Google Android Mobile App for The Well Project, a Leading Global Resource for Women and HIV" Business Wire 8:59 AM
  • "Bingo Hall Fun On-the-Go: Bingo Blingo Comes to iOS" Business Wire 8:59 AM
  • "The New Yorker Goes Pocket Size" 148Apps 8:45 AM
  • "ProJive XLR from Cable Jive brings XLR input to iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac" Insanely Great Mac 8:11 AM
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Computer Industry
  • "IBM made 'informal approach' for RIM'S enterprise business: report" Reuters 10:58 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard's Whitman Dismantles Hurd-Era Empire" Bloomberg 9:53 AM
  • "Trouble Down Under: Why HP CEO Meg Whitman Was in Australia Last Week" AllThingsD 2:56 PM
  • "HP loses ground in Europe -- Acer, Asus, Apple gain" CNET News 10:51 PM
  • "Analysts See Turnaround Under Way at HP, Stay Positive" AllThingsD 9:52 AM
  • "Is Hewlett-Packard a value investor's dream?" MarketWatch 9:54 AM
  • "HP's Special Myopia: Why Its CEOs Chase Bad Acquisitions" Forbes 9:53 AM
  • "Lenovo may face difficulty entering cloud computing market, says HP executive" DigiTimes 11:07 AM
  • "DreamWorks using HP cloud to build global collaboration infrastructure" ZDNet 2:33 PM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 With Stylus Coming in October" eWeek 11:10 AM
  • "Lenovo Windows 8 Tablet Has IT In Mind: ThinkPad Tablet 2 has storage, security features to please enterprise IT. Also shows Lenovo, unlike some of its rivals, stands behind Microsoft Windows 8." InformationWeek 11:42 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Coming With Windows 8" PC Magazine 12:27 PM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Missing the Only Spec That Counts" PCWorld 12:31 PM
  • "Lenovo Adds ThinkPad T430u to Ultrabook Lineup" PC Magazine 12:26 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface fuels fear and loathing in PC land" InfoWorld 11:50 AM
  • "Surface is a must for Microsoft, say chip makers" DigiTimes 11:07 AM
  • "Microsoft: Don't call it Metro. Call it 'Windows 8'" CNET News 8:30 PM
  • "Microsoft opens Office and SharePoint up to web developers" GigaOM 9:34 AM
  • "Bing Fund unveils first two startups enrolled in incubator" CNET News 10:51 PM
  • "Xbox 720 due before 2014, will have Skype" TG Daily 2:18 PM
  • "Bill Clinton to give opening keynote at Dell event: Second annual Dell World to be kicked off by 42nd president" Network World 12:35 PM
  • "Will Qualcomm buy AMD?" TG Daily 2:18 PM
  • "AMD unveils teraflop FirePro GPU" ZDNet 2:34 PM
  • "Intel to try out wireless charging technology in ultrabooks and smartphones in 2H13" DigiTimes 11:07 AM
  • "Cisco's return to glory? Even though the stock is down this year, Cisco is sitting on billions in cash. And some analysts think demand will pick up." [Video Report] CNNMoney 9:51 AM
  • "Cisco Sees Green on Goldman, Piper Upgrades" FOXBusiness 11:40 AM
  • "Cisco's Q4 enterprise sales likely solid, say analysts" ZDNet 2:33 PM
  • "White House exploring executive order to secure critical networks: Continued bickering in Congress over cybersecurity legislation prompting move, report says" Computerworld 10:43 AM
  • "First truly quantum router demoed by Chinese researchers" ZDNet 2:33 PM
  • "Latest trend in tech: the M&A write-down" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "California, New York Lead in Tech Hiring, but Competitors Emerge: States like Utah, Oregon and Maryland are catching up with tech employment leaders California and Virginia." eWeek 11:09 AM
  • "European PC shipments down, Apple faring well in UK" ZDNet 2:34 PM
  • "Gartner: HP Keeps Its PC Lead As European Market Drops 2.4%, Apple Cracks Top 5 In UK" TechCrunch 2:07 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Goes Ex-Dividend: Three Events That Will Drive Apple Shares Past $800"  Minyanville 2:52 PM
  • "How traders played Apple's $2.5 billion dividend payout" Fortune 7:41 AM
  • "Apple: Buy Put Options To Protect Gains" Seeking Alpha 4:52 PM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks struggle; earnings weigh in Japan/Asian shares struggled for traction Friday, with the Japanese market seeing more large earnings-related losses, although gains for commodity firms provided some support for the region." MarketWatch 8:24 PM
  • "Cisco gains lead upbeat day for tech stocks" MarketWatch 4:41 PM
  • "Markets lackluster despite Chinese stimulus hopes on 5-year anniversary of credit crisis start" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Stocks little changed; S&P streak intact: S&P 500's five-session climb longest since March 13" MarketWatch 4:43 PM
  • "Wall Street Seeks Direction; Data in Focus" FOXBusiness 11:40 AM
  • "Stocks Barely Budge on Mixed Outlook for Global Economy" TheStreet 4:43 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed; Dow Snaps 4-Day Rally" CNBC 4:43 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Set For Longest Rally Since March On Economy" Bloomberg 10:31 AM
  • "Stocks: Investors move to the sidelines" CNNMoney 9:36 AM
  • "Dow Slips; S&P 500 Runs On" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:23 PM
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  • "European Stocks' Win Streak Hits Five" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:42 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks buoyed by China data, earnings" MarketWatch 2:42 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:24 PM
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