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

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  • "Apple: Banking on the value of a brand/It can sell you a 'magical' product, and then 14 months later it can make you believe that same device is a clunky has-been in need of an expensive replacement. That is what makes Apple Inc. a marketing juggernaut. But how much is its brand actually worth? It depends whom you ask – and the calculations are billions of dollars apart."  The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:54 AM
  • "Is iPad over-hyped in the enterprise? The city of Minneapolis was underwhelmed by an iPad and BYOD program for city workers. Despite the slow start, the city's CIO still feels an iPad enterprise storm is brewing" InfoWorld 11:24 AM
  • "How Google's stealth support is buoying Samsung in Apple fight: The tech titan been quietly providing support to several Android partners battling Apple patent suits, CNET has learned." CNET News 8:57 AM
  • "Apple expert: How shoppers mistook Samsung gear for ours/Apple brought out more surveys in court to show how users could associate, or even confuse one of Samsung's phones and tablets with an iPhone or an iPad."  CNET News 12:38 PM
  • "Apple Witness Says 21 Samsung Phones Copy 'Rubberbanding' Patent" Bloomberg 8:22 PM
  • "Apple Speeds Through Final Witnesses in Patent Case" [Paid Membership Required] 5:50 PM
  • "Apple Portrays Consumer Confusion Over Samsung Tablets" Bloomberg 4:29 PM
  • "Courtroom tension boils in Apple-Samsung showdown" Reuters 10:08 AM
  • "Apple v. Samsung: Apple says it has no interest in licensing its patents/Another witness says users pay a premium for 'Apple features' on Samsung phones." Ars Technica 8:18 PM
  • "Confidential Apple, Samsung sales figures outed in court filing"  ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Court Documents Show Samsung's Tablet Sales Barely a Fraction of iPad's" AllThingsD 8:27 AM
  • "Apple sold 5.7 million tablets in the U.S. last quarter, court documents show. Samsung sold 37,000" Fortune 8:27 AM
  • "Samsung tablet sales: Teeny tiny next to iPad" CNET News 8:48 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung whip out mobe sales in patent trial showdown: Apple and Samsung's courtroom patent melee had outed sales figures for the two companies' mobile devices."  The Register 8:46 AM
  • "Samsung lawyer admits to mistake, wasn't admitted to bar" Electronista 7:12 PM
  • "More secrets likely to emerge in Apple-Samsung case" CNET News 8:48 AM
  • "Apple patent director: only copycats like Samsung need our patents" The Verge 7:56 PM
  • "Apple lifts curtain on iPod touch sales figures for the first time: iPod touch alone sells as fast as the Samsung devices on trial." Ars Technica 7:55 PM
  • "Here's Apple's August 2010 Warning to Samsung on Patents" AllThingsD 9:45 PM
  • "Apple exec: We told Samsung it was a copycat in 2010" CNET News 7:13 PM
  • "Apple hammers 'copycat' theme with more internal docs: Another pair of internal Samsung usability reviews have been unearthed that show the company had its eye on Apple's features." CNET News 3:32 PM
  • "Court docs show what Apple wanted for iPhone, iPad license fees" CNET News 9:49 PM
  • "Apple Licensing Offer to Samsung Quantified in Patent Case" WSJ Blogs 9:46 PM
  • "Apple calls Samsung a copycat in court" CNET News 3:04 PM
  • "Samsung complains about Apple attaching large exhibit labels to backside of devices" Foss Patents 9:15 AM
  • "Live blog: Apple-Samsung patent trial, 8:30 a.m. Friday" Silicon Valley 10:43 AM
  • "Why the Apple-Google War Is Good for Humanity"  TheStreet 8:27 AM
  • "Kodak Patents Bidding Is Tame" ["All the bids received for Kodak's portfolio of 1,100 digital patents thus far were significantly below $500 million, as consortiums that include Apple Inc. and Google Inc. declined to engage in the sort of spirited bidding that drove up prices in an auction of Nortel Networks Inc. patents a year ago, the people said."] [Paid Membership Required] 7:54 PM
  • "More evidence of a 13" Retina MacBook Pro surfaces as benchmarks" Ars Technica 2:17 PM
  • "13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Once Again Shows Up in Benchmarks" MacRumors 3:39 PM
  • " team hints at IMAP support, admits Mac client support 'isn't great'" The Verge 10:47 AM
  • "OS X Pad HD Turns Your iPad into a Mac Tablet" Lifehacker 3:38 PM
  • "Apple seeds first beta of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 (build 12B13) to developers" 9 to 5 Mac 5:50 PM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 Beta Released for Dev Testing, May Include Wi-Fi Fix?" OS X Daily 6:30 PM
  • "Google working on Gmail issues for Apple users" CNET News 9:50 PM
  • "Google Aware of Gmail Problems on Apple Devices, Working on Fix" AllThingsD 8:02 PM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/We answer questions about systems not booting after files were manually deleted files to clear up space, FTP in Mountain Lion, and more." CNET Reviews 7:55 PM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Two Mountain Lion bugs that crash apps" Macworld 10:28 AM
  • "Safari 6 review: Apple's latest web browser update introduces a few new features" Macworld UK 11:27 AM
  • "Skype for Mac 5.8 review: Skype's text, voice and video services fine-tuned with latest update" Macworld UK 9:16 AM
  • "Adobe Creative Cloud review: Should you spend your physical cash on Adobe's virtual creative hub?" Macworld UK 11:40 AM
  • "Clean up your Mac desktop in a jiffy with Desktop Tidy" The Next Web 12:12 PM
  • "Block apps from accessing the Internet with Radio Silence" Macworld 2:14 PM
  • "Hard Disk Failure on the Office iMac: Part 4 -Repaired, Returned and Renewed" eXtensions 9:22 AM
  • "Ask Andru: How do I stop iPhoto from opening when I plug in my iPhone?" GeekWire 4:32 PM
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: Date & Time" eXtensions 10:06 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Converting music files" Macworld 9:05 AM
  • "Turn Off Notification Center in OS X Mountain Lion Temporarily" OS X Daily 2:17 PM
  • "Getting Intimate With Your System Preferences: Personal Settings" Mactuts+ 9:16 AM
  • "MacMost Now 746: Securing Your iCloud Account" MacMost 8:44 AM
  • "Trick OS X Mountain Lion's Dictation into Learning New Words by Adding Fake Contacts" Lifehacker 11:00 AM
  • "Two Easy Ways To Access Notification Center [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:02 AM
  • "How to Configure Apple Mail to Avoid Duplicate Drafts with Gmail" The Mac Observer 10:48 AM
  • "Mountain Lion: Getting Rid of the 'Documents in the Cloud' Dialog" The Mac Observer 8:12 AM
  • "Trick OS X Mountain Lion's Dictation into Learning New Words by Adding Fake Contacts" Lifehacker 9:05 AM
  • "Mac 101: Use Spotlight for quick review of Calendar events" TUAW 9:16 AM
  • "Access older versions of documents stored on iCloud via Time Machine" Mac OS X Hints 10:28 AM
  • "Remotely connect to a Mac via SSH using iCloud's network" Mac OS X Hints 10:28 AM
  • "Auto-delete a DMG file when ejecting a disk image" Mac OS X Hints 10:28 AM
  • "A New, Simpler, Clever Way To Launch Apps On Your Mac With A Pop Out Tab" TeraTalks 8:11 AM
  • "How To Mirror Your Mac's Screen To A TV When Your Mac Doesn't Support AirPlay Mirroring" Mac 360 8:11 AM
  • "A Blast From The Past: Déjà Vu, The Preference Pane App Which Backs Up Files And Clones Your Mac" McSolo 8:11 AM
  • "Got Tasks And Projects? How The New Mac Things App Can Reshape Your Work" Mac 360 8:11 AM
  • "The Free Mac Twitter App That Does What Twitter's Official App Does Not" BohemianBoomer 8:10 AM
  • "4 Easy Ways To Use Your Mac As A Web Development Platform For Fun And Profit" NoodleMac 8:14 AM
  • "Particle Debris: Apple's Email App is in the Coffin Corner" The Mac Observer 6:07 PM
  • "What is cloud computing? Amazon, Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox explained" CBS News 5:13 PM
  • "The Apple Incident" RSA 4:29 PM
  • "Odgaard: 'I will continue working on TextMate as long as I am a Mac user'/Developer rebuts criticism from all sides on open sourcing the OS X text editor."  Ars Technica 3:34 PM
  • "How to Use Substitition in Mountain Lion, Wozniak Sees Dark Side of the Cloud, and More" Low End Mac 11:25 AM
  • "The 10 features removed from Mountain Lion that we miss the most: Apple's ruthless simplification left Mountain Lion skinnier than we'd like." Ars Technica 9:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed now on Mac App Store" FairerPlatform 7:07 PM
  • "Wargame: AirLand Battle unveiled in its first in-game teaser!" Wargame 9:47 AM
  • "TextMate 2.0 goes open source" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "Ninja Guy for OS X: Epic Cult Action Adventure Finally Comes to the Mac" prMac 10:28 AM
  • "Xeric Design Launches EarthDesk 6.0 With Major New Mapping Features" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Macmanus releases the collection of Sandvox Designs on the Mac App Store" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "SyncMate 4: iCloud, BlackBerry, Google Drive, OS X 10.8 support added" prMac 8:13 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tablets nearly as big as laptops, desktops for Web purchases: Meteoric growth in buying via tablets seen in coming months" Computerworld 8:52 AM
  • "Apple Has Sold $50 Billion Worth of iPhones in U.S." Mashable 10:49 AM
  • "Chinese Boy Who Sold Kidney for Apple Products Suing for Compensation of US$360,000" M.I.C. Gadget 7:29 PM
  • "Trial begins in the case of a kidney sold for an iPad" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "'Kidney for an Ipad' case goes on trial in China" The Inquirer 8:53 AM
  • "'Kidney for iPad' case goes to trial" TG Daily 9:01 AM
  • "Trial Over Selling Kidney for an iPad Starts in China" The Mac Observer 11:10 AM
  • "China's 'Kidney for an iPad' Trial Begins" Patently Apple 11:08 AM
  • "OK, hands up: Who hasn't sold an iPad to a big biz? UK channel pumps thousands of Apple slabs into enterprises" Channel Register 9:54 AM
  • "Switched-on iPad infants put to the test" Melbourne Age 12:14 PM
  • "Apple deemed this rare original Macintosh commercial 'too self-congratulatory' to air" 9 to 5 Mac 8:16 AM
  • "This Apple Commercial Was Too Self-Congratulatory To Run" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
  • "Samsung's Chromebox: A dead ringer for Apple's Mac Mini" Fortune 8:52 AM
  • "Apple Matches iPhone Discounts Ahead of New Model" PCWorld 8:53 AM
  • "iPhone records 1,000 foot free-fall, survives" CNET News 8:49 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Invents a Slim Tablet with a Slide-Out Keyboard" Patent Bolt 2:11 PM
  • "Exovolt stackable battery creates unlimited capacity: Billed as the first of its kind, Exovolt lets you build a tower of power for gadgets on the go." CNET News 12:26 PM
  • "Olé, Olé: Google's Soccer Doodle" TheStreet 12:17 PM
  • "Google adds Now-style quick answers to mobile web results" ZDNet 12:10 PM
  • "New Technology Means You'll Never Run Another Yellow Light" Wired 12:06 PM
  • "Soft robot inches along like a worm" TG Daily 11:51 AM
  • "How to Detect Apps Leaking Your Data: A service called Mobilescope acts as a watchdog, alerting users when apps copy and transmit sensitive information." Technology Review 11:48 AM
  • "Geek girls unite with games, comics, Buffy" Reuters 11:22 AM
  • "Kinect 2 image leaked, shows increased detail and depth data" The Verge 11:07 AM
  • "New algorithm said to scrub nets for threats" EE Times 10:36 AM
  • "Samsung details next-gen Exynos processor for smartphones and tablets" IDG News Service 10:31 AM
  • "Call it Zucker Burg: Facebook campus gets its own Main Street/New Facebook campus in Menlo Park is out in the boondocks, so the company is building its own Main Street to cater to employees and attract bright Silicon Valley minds." Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 10:27 AM
  • "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer attempting to recruit Twitter executive, report says" CBS News 10:26 AM
  • "Spam sticking to Pinterest: Website shuts accounts in move to curb problem" Boston Herald 10:24 AM
  • "Blizzard Security Breached, Passwords Accessed" InformationWeek 10:09 AM
  • "SAP's Chen Challenges Oracle, IBM With Database Advances" Bloomberg 9:34 AM
  • "Rackspace CEO Bets the Farm on 'Open Cloud'" TheStreet 9:30 AM
  • "Meet Gauss, the Latest Weapon in the Unfolding U.S.-Israeli Cyberwar" AllThingsD 9:34 AM
  • "Gauss: Researchers release detection tools" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:24 AM
  • "How Smartphones Keep Parents Organized" Mashable 9:26 AM
  • "In Touch With His Inner Steve Jobs? Zynga CEO Mark Pincus cops to being hard-driving but insists he's a nice guy." Slate 8:52 AM
  • "Searching for Magic in India and Silicon Valley: An Interview with Daniel Kottke, Apple Employee #12" Boing Boing 12:11 PM
  • "Bruce Sharpe of Singular Software Shows Off PluralEyes" MacVoicesTV 11:28 AM
  • "YouTube App, iCloud hack,passwords Apple v Samsung (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 8:20 AM
  • "Alleged Photos of Apple's New Dock Connector"  MacRumors 2:16 PM
  • "Next Generation iPhone Battery Only Marginally Higher Capacity" MacRumors 8:13 AM
  • "If this leaked battery component is real, the next iPhone will likely be thinner and capable of LTE" The Next Web 8:12 AM
  • "Rumor: iPhone 5 Has A Bigger Battery" Apple Bitch 8:19 AM
  • "Alleged iPhone 5 battery photos reveal bump in capacity" CNET News 8:48 AM
  • "iOS 6 confirms iPhone 5 display size (Part 2)" Electricpig 9:15 AM
  • "iOS6 Safari currently beats out Windows Phone 8 for HTML5 features" wpcentral 2:17 PM
  • "Report: Apple to Ditch Optical Drives in New iMac, Mac Pro" PC Magazine 10:47 AM
  • "Apple's next innovation: 3D gesture-based computing puts the 'post' in Post-PC" Computerworld 8:45 AM
  • "New 'WiFi Plus Cellular' feature to be introduced in iOS 6" Macworld UK 8:33 AM
  • "iPad Drives Tablet Market Growth, Microsoft Surface vs. Others, USB Hub/Card Reader for iPad, and More" Low End Mac 5:01 PM
  • "iFixit Repair Guides for Retina MacBook Pro, Lenovo's 3 Pound ThinkPad X1 Carbon, and More" Low End Mac 2:16 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "3D Rollercoaster Rush For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:12 AM
  • "Jaws Revenge For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:12 AM
  • "Island Empire(Deluxe) For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $9.99)" Apple Sliced 8:12 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:59 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:59 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Prices $680 To $1,599 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:13 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices From $1,050 to $3,049... Other Extras -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 8:13 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Prices $740 To $1,499 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 8:13 AM

  • "13-Inch Macbook Air and 13-Inch Macbook Pro Review" Mac|Life 9:26 AM
  • "Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo" PC Magazine 12:14 PM
  • "Review: Pure Contour 100i clock radio speaker" MacNN 2:16 PM
  • "Matrox Dualhead2Go Digital ME review: Expand your desktop real estate with this curiously named product" Macworld UK 9:16 AM
  • "Logitech UE Air Speakers review: An affordable, but high-quality, AirPlay speaker system" Macworld UK 9:16 AM
  • "Sennheiser Amperior headphones review: Sennheiser's new Amperior headphones offer rugged good looks and excellent sound quality." PC Advisor 9:16 AM
  • "Video Review: id America Metropolitan In Ear Headphone" Run Around Tech 9:26 AM
  • "Review: Spigen Karim Rashid Harmony Case for the iPhone 4/4S" Run Around Tech 11:26 AM
  • "G-RAID brings great looks, even greater speed" Dallas Morning News [Paid Membership Required] 10:34 AM
  • "Hex's Fleet Sonic is a laptop backpack for all-purpose use" Macworld 9:25 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "1Password vs. LastPass vs. mSecure: iPhone password management app shootout!" iMore 2:18 PM
  • "Things 2.0 for iPhone, iPad, and Mac is Here (and it's Awesome)" iSource 11:00 AM
  • "I Trusted a Total Stranger to Buy My Groceries — New Apps Do the Shopping for You" AllThingsD 8:52 AM
  • "Best New Feature In iOS 6 Will Make You Rock And Spend More Money" App Advice 9:54 AM
  • "Help Wanted: Moonlighters for Mobile Apps" [Paid Membership Required] 8:54 AM
  • "Time FX for iPad and iPhone review: Autodesk offer a sculptural fluid dynamic alarm clock for the iPad and iPhone" Macworld UK 2:14 PM
  • "What time is it on Mars? There's a Mac app for that" TUAW 2:18 PM
  • "Appidemic: Edna & Harvey: The Breakout for iPad" AppleTell 9:16 AM
  • "Kung Pow Granny Isn't Your Average Granny" App Advice 2:14 PM
  • "SpellTower Review: Challenging puzzles make this a great iOS word game" Macworld 2:14 PM
  • "'Party Wave' Review - A Troubled Title from a Gaming Legend" Touch Arcade 3:42 PM
  • "Rounds: Franklin Frog Teaches Biology Basics to the Preschool Set — iPad App Review" PadGadget 2:14 PM
  • "Find Your Mix of Logic and Luck in Megacity HD – iPad App Review" PadGadget 2:13 PM
  • "Mus + Lang L1 Review/Music and Language: two classic disciplines collide to educate and inform in a pleasurable process." 148Apps 11:25 AM
  • "Organ Trail: Director's Cut Review/Organ Trail: Director's Cut might just look like an Apple 2 classic with a 'fresh' coat of Zombie Paint, but it does more than simply re-skin a classic gaming gem." 148Apps 12:11 PM
  • "MazzyBoyHD Review: Navigate the stickman through a variety of complex 3D labyrinths, but be warned that the controls may disrupt the gameplay." 148Apps 2:14 PM
  • "Gasketball Review: Gasketball is like basketball, but with portals and buzzsaws. Also, it's playable over the internet, which is difficult to do with a real basketball." 148Apps 2:14 PM
  • "Happy Street Review: Hip and happy? What more could you want?" 148Apps 3:43 PM
  • "Multiple Apple IDs and iOS devices in a Family" iLounge 3:38 PM
  • "Stream Airplay Audio From An iOS Device To Android Using HIFI" AddictiveTips 9:07 AM
  • "Apple v. Samsung Closes Week Two, the Patent Expert Parade" Wired 3:43 PM
  • "China: Linsanity Sweeps the Nation while Apple Faces Yet Another Lawsuit" Minyanville 3:43 PM
  • "Wi-Fi Plus Cellular: Is iOS 6 Feature Consumer Friendly?" BYTE 3:38 PM
  • "Apple in the courtroom: 25 years of defending the crown jewels/After adapting concepts from Xerox PARC to create the Lisa and Macintosh computers, Apple has spent decades trying to protect its user interface software and hardware designs via litigation." CNET News 3:33 PM
  • "Apple's fanboys have all grown up: A YouGov study shows that Apple's fanboys have aged. The 35-plus sector is a bigger supporter of the brand than the 18- to 34-year-old. Now do you see why Apple did the boy Genius ads?" CNET News 3:05 PM
  • "A Closer Look at Apple's Next-Generation 'Unibody' iPhone Design" MacRumors 4:32 PM
  • "iPhone 5: bigger screen and 4G LTE on tap amid continuing Android controversy" Beatweek 4:24 PM
  • "Why You Shouldn't Bite on the $50 Apple iPhone 4S Discount" TheStreet 12:37 PM
  • "Is the iPad Hurting Children's Brain Development?" PadGadget 12:14 PM
  • "Samsung-RIM Deal Could Kill Apple (or Samsung)" CIO 10:52 AM
  • "Apple's Mobile Commerce Future: AuthenTec Just The Start/Look at Apple's proposed buy of fingerprint sensor expert Authentec alongside iOS 6 plans, App Store growth, and Android legal battles, and you'll see a long term competitive strategy." InformationWeek 10:48 AM
  • "Google's New Voice-Powered Search For iOS Makes Siri Look Like She's Going Nowhere" Forbes 10:43 AM
  • "Will Apple Adopt Touché Technology?" MacNews 9:10 AM
  • "Samsung's Attorney Caught Without License to Practice v. Apple" The Mac Observer 10:29 AM
  • "Apple lifts curtain on iPod touch sales figures for the first time" Ars Technica 2:17 PM
  • "As The Trial Rages On, Court Filing Sheds New Light On Apple And Samsung Device Sales" TechCrunch 9:27 AM
  • "Copying Apple or as Samsung Calls it Benchmarking Your Peers" Tech.pinions 9:07 AM
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 10" Network World 11:24 AM
  • "Why a Two-Tone Unibody iPhone Makes Perfect Sense" Gizmodo 11:01 AM
  • "Why The Next iPhone Has A Two-Toned Metal Backplate" Cult of Mac 9:02 AM
  • "For Apple-branded TV, the price must be right" TG Daily 9:00 AM
  • "Why would Apple make a 7-inch iPad? The kids"  ZDNet 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Sold 24 Times More Tablets Than Samsung" InformationWeek 10:48 AM
  • "Apple sold more smartphones in two quarters than Samsung sold in two years in the U.S." BGR 8:58 AM
  • "The Fallout of Apple vs. Samsung: All The Apple Secrets You Already Knew" PixoBebo 8:14 AM
  • "Apple's New iMac And MacPro: The Clues To The Future Are In The Past (what's new, what's missing)" Mac 360 8:14 AM
  • "Revealed: The secrets of the next iMac" Electricpig 9:15 AM
  • "Blog Archive 2012 iMac spotted, vicariously" FairerPlatform 8:12 AM
  • "iPhone Secrets Revealed: Apple Made $590 Per Handset" Tapscape 7:02 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Pictures: Beautiful or Meh?" Tapscape 7:01 AM
  • "Google Nexus 7 is (almost) the only device I need" ["I've also found that -- unlike the iPad -- it's just small enough to slip into the pocket of a pair of baggy pants and always have at arm's length."] CNET News 3:32 PM
  • "The Back Page: Microsoft Trainwreck Edging Towards 'Modern UI' to Replace 'Metro" The Mac Observer 3:22 PM
  • "New Site Grades Those Pesky 'Terms of Service' Agreements You Never Read" Time 2:13 PM
  • "Motorola's mystery phone is a big letdown" CNET 12:26 PM
  • "Samsung, Amazon may be testing limits of phones, tablets" MarketWatch 12:20 PM
  • "The week in tech: 5 must-know things" USA Today 11:56 AM
  • "Blizzard hacked: What you should do" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 11:59 AM
  • "Blizzard Hack: A Security Guide For Users" PCWorld 11:14 AM
  • "Is Your Computer Infected With Gauss Malware?" PC Magazine 11:12 AM
  • "Mind the gaps: 3 missing pieces in cloud computing" InfoWorld 10:49 AM
  • "Meet the free alternatives to Photoshop, Acrobat and AutoCAD" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:45 AM
  • "BYOD Improves Productivity, but Security Still a Concern: Trend Micro" eWeek 10:37 AM
  • "No medals at Olympics for 3-D TV, Ultra HDTV" EE Times 10:36 AM
  • "Best Google Nexus 7 Apps: 16 Free Downloads for Your Android Tablet" PCWorld 11:14 AM
  • "It's Nice to See Google Focused On Search Again" Techland 11:55 AM
  • "Back-To-School: How To Become A Google Intern" TechCrunch 11:47 AM
  • "The 6 companies Google has bought in 2012 (so far): Google has been bolstering its technology by buying out other companies; here are six the search giant has bought this year" Network World 10:49 AM
  • "10 tips & tricks for Google Calendar and Gmail" CIO 10:31 AM
  • "Gaming industry suffers tough July as hardware, software slumps" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "It's a Bull Market for Tech Patents" [Video Report] CNBC 9:36 AM
  • "Yahoo! May Become 'Google Junior'" TheStreet 9:13 AM
  • "Mobile Growth Explosion Expected to Continue (infographic)" View From Above 10:00 AM
  • "If Fonts Had Voices They Would Sound Like This" Gizmodo 8:18 PM
  • "Here Are The 10 Funniest Mac Guy Memes You'll See All Week [Gallery] Cult of Mac 12:12 PM
  • "Screwpocalypse II, beyond Pentalobe." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:03 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Minecraft Pocket Edition Gets New Angry Mobs, Bow and Arrow" iClarified 5:13 PM
  • "Tiltpod Mobile adds an iPhone tripod to your keychain: This clever-looking $15 gizmo lets you set up your iPhone for rock-steady, hands-free photography." CNET Reviews 3:33 PM
  • "The TiltPod, The Handiest iPhone Keychain Tripod Yet" Cult of Mac 3:06 PM
  • "iPad 3 Internals Wallpapers" iFixit 11:01 AM
  • "10 Best iPhone and iPad apps this week" The Guardian 9:23 AM
  • "WordPress releases major app refresh for iPhone, iPad" CNET News 8:48 AM
  • "'Sona' for iPad provides a touchscreen take on the classic 'Simon' game" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "Mixel iPad app removed from App Store, network closing in September" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "Bluetooth 2 SIM Carrier for iPhone / iPod / iPad (Silver)" USBfever 8:22 AM
  • "Stress Prevention with Reflexology price cut available August 11 and 12" prMac 7:11 PM
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Computer Industry
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  • "Lenovo Claims Leadership In Commercial Notebooks On ThinkPad's 20th Anniversary" Forbes 9:31 AM
  • "Lenovo Celebrates ThinkPad 20th, Releases Windows 8 Tablet" BYTE 10:10 AM
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  • "Cash Dividend On The Way From Microsoft" Forbes 9:35 AM
  • "Microsoft working to minimize Surface impact, says Acer chairman" DigiTimes 10:36 AM
  • "Why did Microsoft kill Metro? Microsoft and its partners can no longer legally use the term Metro in Windows 8, but why the change, and why now?" CNET News 10:02 AM
  • "Microsoft replaces 'Metro' with 'Windows 8' and 'Modern' labels" Computerworld 10:31 AM
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  • "Office Web Apps: First Take" ZDNet 12:10 PM
  • "Microsoft readying five critical fixes for Patch Tuesday" V3 11:58 AM
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  • "New Xbox Could Launch In 18 Months" Forbes 9:37 AM
  • "Oracle is 'taking good care of Java post-Sun'" ZDNet 12:09 PM
  • "Intel, Chinese orgs set up China Open Source Cloud League" ZDNet 12:11 PM
  • "Cisco Systems Fourth Quarter Earnings Preview" Investopedia 12:22 PM
  • "Forbes Earnings Preview: Cisco Systems" Forbes 12:22 PM
  • "Physicists Foretell Quantum Internet With Entangled Photon Router" Wired Magazine 12:07 PM
  • "Open-source project to get gadgets talking via the net: More than 5,400 developers have downloaded a new open-source operating system designed to enable digital devices to communicate with each other." BBC 10:17 AM
  • "PC price cuts expected in Europe amid shipments slump: Gartner says PC spending has stalled due to economic uncertainty" Techworld 11:49 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
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  • "Everything you need to know about trading Apple right now" MarketWatch 9:23 AM
  • "Even if Apple Hits $1 Trillion by 2016, Oracle and Adobe More Undervalued" The Motley Fool 5:12 PM
Industry News
  • "Yahoo shares fall; RIM rises on speculation: Latest chatter has IBM interested in parts of BlackBerry maker" MarketWatch 5:03 PM
  • "U.S. stocks stretch weekly gains to five: Yahoo's Mayer sends a strange signal" MarketWatch 5:03 PM
  • "S&P 500 Caps Longest Rally Since 2010 On Stimulus Bets" Bloomberg 5:03 PM
  • "Wall Street Pressured by China Trade Data" FOXBusiness 10:44 AM
  • "Stocks Higher for Week, S&P Logs 6-Day Rally" CNBC 5:03 PM
  • "Wall St slips on China data, S&P still up for week" Reuters 9:32 AM
  • "Chinese economic downturn weighs on markets despite hopes of more stimulus" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:24 AM
  • "Stocks Rise on Speculation of Fed Support" TheStreet 5:04 PM
  • "Stocks: U.S. stocks finished a week of gains with a Friday of little change, following disappointing economic data from China and the U.S. heightened fears about a global slowdown." CNNMoney 5:05 PM
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  • "Stocks face pressure from China" CNNMoney 9:11 AM
  • "U.K. stocks index falls on China growth concerns: Miners weigh after China's trade surplus shrinks" MarketWatch 12:19 PM
  • "Asian Markets Decline on Chinese Data" [Paid Membership Required] 9:22 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks retreat as China data, earnings weigh/Regional benchmarks end week higher, led by 5.3% rise for Kospi" MarketWatch 9:17 AM
  • "Streak Ends for European Stocks" [Paid Membership Required] 12:15 PM
  • "Europe Markets: China data take toll on European stocks" MarketWatch 9:18 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:51 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:51 PM
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