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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
 

 

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Wednesday Highlights: Apple announces record sales for March quarter with revenue of $45.6 billion and $10.2 billion profit, also announced is a board-approved 7-for-1 stock split alongside a dividend increase; Forbes' Mark Rogowsky sums up what all the analysts are predicting: "Flat revenues, minimal earnings growth due only to share buybacks, a tiny uptick in iPhone sales offset by a downtick in iPad sales."; Chris Ciaccia hopes future plans get spelled out by Cook and team as Apple is being "squeezed for new breakthrough product as iPhone and iPad sales go flat"; more in our Apple/Macintosh, and Finances sections; meanwhile the Samsung vs. Apple saga continues into day 10 with the South Korean company gunning for Apple's FaceTime having purchased a patent covering its technology; and Google is apparently shouldering some of the money for Samsung in their fight against Apple; EE Times sees "tech talent war" starting once the no-poaching case between Apple, Google is resolved; Apple allowing public to sign up for beta testing OS X; smart move says Jonny Evans; Mac OS X Hints has a how-to for creating a Fusion Drive with a recovery partition; Fortune takes us on a tour of Apple's Amsterdam store; new TV ad hits the airwaves in which Apple calls up the Pixies; hack allows you to use AirPlay with Google Play Music; GottaBeMobile reviews the MacBook Pro Retina after 6 months of use; Matt Haughey recounts Steve Jobs' connection to rural Oregon; ZDNet review of Samsung's Galaxy S5, "solid...but could have been better"; and you remember Linux, right? Well Ars Technica reviews the latest Ubuntu, concluding it misses boat on big changes.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's New Front in Battle for TV: Apple Inc. is in talks with some of the biggest U.S. cable operators about letting consumers use an Apple device as a set-top box for live television and other content, according to people familiar with the matter." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:46 PM
  • "Apple in talks with cable TV networks over set-top box -WSJ" Reuters 10:03 PM
  • "Apple Said To Talk With Cable Industry About Set-Top Box" Bloomberg 11:22 PM
  • "Apple pushing to add cable services to set-top box, according to report" GigaOM 10:03 PM
  • "Intel, Apple leading charge against conflict minerals: report" Reuters 9:33 PM
  • "Apple slams Justice Dept.'s proposed e-book settlement: In a legal memo, the company calls the settlement's requirement of contract termination 'fundamentally unfair.'" CNET News 11:18 PM
  • "AAPL Investors Hold Hands Out for Long-Awaited Dividend: Thursday is the day Apple begins rewarding its investors with cash dividends at the rate of $2.65 per share. Though shareholders will likely appreciate the kickback, the dividend likely won't immediately propel the company's recently wilting stock back into the stratosphere. As they continue into the future, the payments could eat away at the sizable cash stash Apple accumulated under the leadership of Steve Jobs."  MacNewsWorld 8:12 AM
  • "Give Peace a Chance, Judge Says, Asking Apple and Samsung CEOs to Meet One Last Time"  AllThingsD 12:59 PM
  • "Judge urges Apple, Samsung CEOs to talk settlement: Hoping for a possible settlement, the judge in the case between the two companies tells their CEOs to call each other before the jury decides." CNET News 11:13 AM
  • "Judge urges Apple and Samsung to settle ahead of verdict" Reuters 12:08 PM
  • "Judge Urges Talks Between Samsung and Apple" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:08 PM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung: Judge Urges Talks" [Video Report] WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:49 PM
  • "Dream On: Judge Asks Apple, Samsung to Reach Patent Deal" PC Magazine 3:50 PM
  • "Samsung designer: We were doing tablets before iPad/One of Samsung's head designers says the company was at work on its allegedly infringing tablet design well before the iPad first debuted." CNET News 4:14 PM
  • "Samsung's Wang was up 22 hours a day, had no time to copy Apple: Samsung fired its opening salvo against Apple's allegation that the South Korean giant ripped off the iPhone design, and claimed it worked its arse off to develop its own gadgets. At the two tech titans' ongoing patent trial in the US yesterday, Sammy also argued that Apple's iProducts are not unique."  The Register 7:32 AM
  • "Samsung Designer Defends Copycat Icons In Apple Case: Samsung designer says she picked phone, clock, and camera icons because they worked, not because they looked like Apple's iPhone icons." InformationWeek 9:18 AM
  • "Samsung fights back in Apple patent battle: Samsung has gone on the offensive in its court battle with Apple, accusing its rival of infringing patents related to emailing photographs and 3G wireless technology." Telegraph 8:03 AM
  • "Samsung designer details rivalry with Apple" EE Times 11:00 AM
  • "Why Apple doesn't just sue Google and get it over with: In the complicated world of patent litigation, it's actually easier for Apple to go after Samsung and other handset manufacturers than to take on Google directly." CNET News 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Can't Let Google Win/Google's Android continues to gain market share in the mobile race. Gartner is out with a fresh report on global mobile trends, and the industry tracker reveals that Android smartphones are running away with the gold."  The Motley Fool 8:08 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple Is Missing a Huge Opportunity to Hurt Google: Google has a problem. Chrome isn't as reliable as I thought it was." The Motley Fool 7:41 AM
  • "No Plans to Make Office 2011 for Mac Retina Display Compatible" The Mac Observer 8:00 AM
  • "Microsoft not planning to fix Retina Display Office issues" Macworld UK 7:47 AM
  • "Cisco answers user questions about upcoming Apple Bonjour Gateway: New code will coordinate iOS, OS X client requests over big networks" Network World 10:01 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How to reset the DNS cache in OS X" MacFixIt 1:14 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Update Dropbox for Mountain Lion" TidBITS 7:47 PM
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: Dock" eXtensions 9:16 AM
  • "Mountain Lion tips: Download Episode #315" Macworld 8:24 AM
  • "MacMost Now 748: Mac Mail VIPs" MacMost 7:29 AM
  • "Use Shapes to organize and design flow charts" Macworld 9:26 AM
  • "Quick Tip: Using Your Storage Space Wisely" Mactuts+ 8:16 AM
  • "Audacity: Wah Wah and Sound Like Jimi (Mac OS X)" AudioAcrobat 2:08 PM
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: The 12 Best Ways to Save Webpages" The Mac Observer 3:30 PM
  • "Access the file path popup menu in the Open dialog for iCloud-compatible apps" Mac OS X Hints 10:11 AM
  • "I've had problems with too-low max volume for a long time, depending on the source (e.g. some movies). My fix has been an application called Boom, by Global Delight. It functions as a sound output device, and amplifies your audio as much as you like. Note: early on there were nasty crashing problems (my Mac would suddenly restart with no info on why), but they fixed that a while back, and since then it's seemed stable." MacInTouch 11:15 AM
  • "Free: The Direct Mail List Management And Email Delivery App For The Mac (with a catch)" Mac 360 7:22 AM
  • "The Case For Using The Free Mac RSS Reader Which Syncs Up To Google Reader" NoodleMac 7:22 AM
  • "iconStiX: It's How To Build Your Own Customized, Personalized Folders On A Mac" McSolo 7:23 AM
  • "Stop Hijackers, Protect, And Secure Your Mac With A Facial Recognition App" TeraTalks 7:23 AM
  • "Mac Photo Magic: 70 Photo Effects, 90 Lighting Effects, 90 Frames, Point And Click Enhancements" Mac 360 7:23 AM
  • "5 Ways This May Be The Mac's Best Stock Market App To Track And Manage Investments" BohemianBoomer 7:23 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Mountain Lion (And Lion) Foot-Dragging Explained – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 12:11 PM
  • "Jim Vance reports on an iCal bug that causes data loss, reporting that when he called AppleCare, he was told that this bug 'was actually the expected behavior.' I generally have good experiences with AppleCare, but Apple has almost 8,000 phone support employees, and there's going to be a few bad apples in the bunch. (Sorry, I couldn't resist!) In this case, I believe Mr. Vance was lied to by the AppleCare rep. Allow me to suggest that he call back and ask for them to document that in writing." MacInTouch 11:17 AM
  • "Licensing OS X: A Brain Dead Idea Rises From The Ashes" PixoBebo 11:00 AM
  • "Apple's lone wolf approach to security will bite it in the rear"  The Register 9:59 AM
  • "Microsoft has no plans to fix Office Retina Display issues" Stemmings 10:09 AM
  • "Do We Still Need Office Apps On Our Macs?" MacNews 9:11 AM
  • "Mountain Lion discussion includes user interface issues; Safari 6; dictation; Save As/Autosave hacks; versions disabled on network volumes; Windows Migration Assistant; plus other issues and observations." MacInTouch 8:23 AM
Press Releases
  • "Thunderbolt + Lightning = Fast And Easy Mountain Lion Installs For Business, Education [Video] Cult of Mac 12:08 PM
  • "Mountain Growl gets more from OS X 10.8 notifications" BetaNews 8:41 AM
  • "Splashtop Partners with Good Technology to Deliver the Best Remote Desktop Experience with On-Device Security and Control" PRWeb 9:05 AM
  • "Splashtop Partners with Good Technology For Remote Desktop" BYTE 8:10 AM
  • "iVigilo Smartcam for OS X turns Mac into IP cam w Face/Motion Detection" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Chess Deluxe Now Available on the Mac App Store" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Stellar Launches Apple Mail to Outlook 2011 Converter Tool" prMac 7:40 AM
  • "PixelEspresso releases Decloner 1.5 for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard" prMac 7:40 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Internal Apple report shows company bragging" CNET News 9:23 PM
  • "Google helps Apple by releasing European patent and prior art search" The Inquirer 7:37 AM
  • "Analyst: Sept. 12 launch adds 6-10M iPhone 5s to Apple's Q4/The effect of releasing it this quarter (as rumored) rather than next (as expected)" Fortune 7:50 AM
  • "iPhone 5 could hit 10M units sold in September, analyst says" CNET News 10:06 AM
  • "American exceptionalism" ["The share of iPhone thus defined shows a slight decline but it's an overall number that is remarkably resilient as distribution increases and is remarkably high overall. ... So at least in the US, on carriers where it's available, the iPhone is holding on to a significant share. In a global market it's expanding distribution but not yet covering the world. As a consequence it's keeping up with overall market growth and staying between 17% and 20% share."] asymco 8:13 AM
  • "Apple sees share of tablet market hit more than one-year high in 2Q12" DigiTimes 7:45 AM
  • "UK Apple Retail Reductions Not Affecting U.S. Stores" The Mac Observer 3:11 PM
  • "LTE iPhone rumors gain momentum as Korean operators 'confirm' talks with Apple over 4G support" The Next Web 7:51 AM
  • "Apple reportedly talks iPhone 5 LTE support with Korean carriers" CNET News 7:51 AM
  • "Rabbis Call on Apple to Remove Anti-Semitic App from App Store" The Mac Observer 7:28 AM
  • "Rabbinical group seeks anti-Semitic text removal from iTunes" Electronista 8:08 AM
  • "Rabbis call on Apple to ban 'anti-Semitic' iTunes book" CNET News 10:00 AM
  • "Sprint adds to existing iPhone 4S discounts with $100 American Express gift card" The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "The states where iPads and iPhones are at most risk: Drops and spills are the top ways people damage their mobile devices. New data reveals in which states users are the clumsiest" InfoWorld 11:12 AM
  • "It's dangerous to be an iPhone or iPad in Mississippi" CNET News 9:23 PM
  • "Apple Gadgets Calling Home Help Nail Steve Jobs' Burglar" Mashable 1:15 PM
  • "Thief also stole Steve Jobs' wallet with his yearly salary in it" iDownload Blog 9:26 AM
  • "iPhoneography gets the red-carpet treatment in L.A." CNET News 4:14 PM
  • "iPhoneography: Lilie Lotus" CNET News 4:14 PM
  • "iPhone 5: Men willing to give up sex for it, study finds" T3 2:09 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "SoftMaker offers beta of Office 2012 suite for Linux" V3 1:13 PM
  • "VMware lets you take vClouds out for a spin" The Register 1:04 PM
  • "FCC Filing Points To Larger Kindle Fire" TechCrunch 12:04 PM
  • "Sony Launching PlayStation for Third-party Devices From Fall, Adds Asus Devices" IDG News Service 11:26 AM
  • "Gliph Provides Disposable, Anonymous Email Addresses" PC Magazine 11:22 AM
  • "Quad-core Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet costs $500, $550" CNET News 2:00 PM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1, made for media creation, arrives Thursday" NBC News 11:18 AM
  • "RIM Shops First BlackBerry 10s To Carriers/RIM CEO Thorsten Heins is on a five-week mission: Convince U.S. wireless network operators they need to sell RIM's new BlackBerry 10 smartphones." InformationWeek 11:07 AM
  • "Amtran steps up high-end TV competition in North America" DigiTimes 10:50 AM
  • "Google Upgrades Android Maps As Apple Battle Looms" Associated Press 1:56 PM
  • "Adobe Flash Player exits Android Google Play store" BBC 10:28 AM
  • "Google's Postini security team unveils new email feature, plans for 2013" ZDNet 1:27 PM
  • "Verizon LTE hits 34 new markets, blankets 75 percent of U.S." CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "HTC Chief Calls for Improvements as Company Lags" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:30 AM
  • "Samsung takes on iPad again with Galaxy Note 10.1 and stylus — Mobile Technology News" GigaOM 11:14 AM
  • "Kids Want Tech, Not Clothing, for Back to School Shopping" Mashable 9:56 AM
  • "webOS team becomes Gram, isn't heavy on mission statements" Engadget 7:44 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Live! 10 ET - iPad mini, fake rumors, Google security, online backups (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 7:47 PM
  • "Be Part of Space Exploration: Interview by Markin Abras" MacDirectory 2:41 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM EDT: All demos, all the time" TUAW 1:14 PM
  • "The Tech of the Olympics and App of the Week" Your Mac Life 12:30 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple TV could double as cable box, report says" CNET News 9:25 PM
  • "The upcoming iPad mini rendered in 3D based on reports and leaked schematics" 9 to 5 Mac 7:49 PM
  • "Possible Photo of 'iPad Mini' Dock Connector Flex Cable with Headphone Jack at Bottom" MacRumors 1:37 PM
  • "Jailbreak Apple TV? Be Prepared to Pay Up" ReadWriteWeb 8:08 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung remain top consumer and mobile MEMS buyers, IHS finds" DigiTimes 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Recruitment Looks To The Future With Massive iOS Photo And Shared Photo Stream Libraries" Apple Bitch 7:59 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Pictorial For Mac Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:14 AM
  • "Toy Adventure For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:14 AM
  • "ShipTycoon2 For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:14 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:02 AM
  • "Get a refurbished iPod Touch 8GB for $139.99" CNET News 7:51 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
Reviews
  • "MiniStation Thunderbolt hampered by disk mechanism Review" Macworld 8:10 AM
  • "AmazonBasics Bluetooth Keyboard Review" Mac|Life 9:26 AM
  • "Hands-On With the Nest Learning Thermostat, Part I" The Mac Observer 10:46 AM
  • "Griffin StudioConnect review: Musical plug-and-play for your iPad" Macworld UK 11:10 AM
  • "Orbitsound T9 review: Powerful yet compact soundbar speaker system" Macworld UK 8:07 AM
  • "The Mummy For iPhone 4/4S Is So Much More Than A Silicone Case [Review] Cult of Mac 2:40 PM
  • "Video Review: SlickWraps Vivid Glow Purple for iPhone 4/4s" Run Around Tech 9:08 AM
  • "Your MacBook Pro Can Travel In Style With The Travel Express" MacNews 9:11 AM
  • "The Apple Revolution: Book review" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "The Bard's Tale for OS X review" AppleTell 8:24 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on: major Pinterest app update for iPhone, iPad, Android/Version 2.0 shines on iPad, and is now actually usable on iPhone." Ars Technica 3:16 PM
  • "Pinterest for iPad Review" SlashGear 11:11 AM
  • "Don't Forget The Little Things That Matter To You With Gratitude 365" App Advice 4:19 PM
  • "Hands on: Barefoot World Atlas for iOS a boon for kids/$4.99 delivers plenty of education these days without the back-breaking books." Ars Technica 11:52 AM
  • "Catan for iPad review: Board games fans will adore this iOS version of Settlers of Catan" Macworld UK 8:07 AM
  • "Opacity: A Clear-Inspired Gesture-Based Web Browser For iPhone" AddictiveTips 8:03 AM
  • "Band Together Review: Puzzle game is fun while it lasts" Macworld 8:10 AM
  • "Plight of the Zombie Review – Strategizing Puzzles As The Zombie" Apple'n'Apps 4:18 PM
  • "Trigger Fist Review: Featuring intense action, excellent graphics and fantastic controls, Trigger Fist is a third-person shooter done right." 148Apps 3:54 PM
  • "PipeRoll 3D New York HD Review: The classic single-tap puzzler PipeRoll is back with 3D graphics, new levels and a new logical element to keep gamers tapping for hours." 148Apps 3:53 PM
  • "Stay Dead: Can Full Motion Video capture the true spirit of fighting games?" 148Apps 2:40 PM
  • "Kid Vector Review: Kid Vector is a trial platformer with a level of challenge that makes it squarely for those adult enough to take on the challenge." 148Apps 10:26 AM
  • "Recurse Review/Wave your arms in the air like you just don't care: the entire principle behind party game, Recurse." 148Apps 1:15 PM
  • "Staccal Review: Staccal offers plenty of calendar functionality for the organized iOS owner. Pity there's no Universal support." 148Apps 9:08 AM
  • "Super Mole Escape Review: Adult Swim's latest game Super Mole Escape lets players commit some mole crime as they try to escape from the mole cops!" 148Apps 11:52 AM
Tips
  • "Get top dollar for iPhone trade-ins: Lock in today's iPhone buyback prices before the mania begins, check out the new Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, and make more friends with the Wrapp app." CNET News 4:28 PM
  • "Show More Emails on the iPhone Mail Screen at Once" OS X Daily 3:12 PM
  • "Take a virtual tour of Mars on your iPhone or iPad: Those dazzling images captured by Curiosity and stitched together by a panographer look even more amazing when paired with your iDevice's gyroscope." CNET Reviews 2:08 PM
  • "Take a virtual tour of Mars on your iPhone or iPad: Those dazzling images captured by Curiosity and stitched together by a panographer look even more amazing when paired with your iDevice's gyroscope." CNET Reviews 2:08 PM
  • "Teach iPhone AutoCorrect New Words By Repetition" OS X Daily 1:34 PM
  • "Monitoring iMessages on a child's iPod touch Article" iLounge 12:08 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "It's The Set-Top Box Stupid! Apple's Cracking Of TV Is Hiding In Plain Sight" Forbes 11:23 PM
  • "How Does Apple Maintain Laser Focus with 40+ Products?" Low End Mac 9:17 PM
  • "Judge Lucy Koh asks Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet with Samsung CEO one more time" Edible Apple 2:35 PM
  • "Is the New Samsung Tablet Different Enough than the iPad Now?" The Atlantic Wire 3:18 PM
  • "What Was Samsung Thinking? On Wednesday pros were excited to see the latest tablet from Samsung hoping it would offer an alternative to the iPad. But there was a problem." CNBC 1:01 PM
  • "Hidden Dimensions: Apple Can't Go Thermonuclear on Patents Without Fallout" The Mac Observer 12:57 PM
  • "Why All Schools Need iPads: Ending Texas's Bizarre Control Over National History Textbooks" TechCrunch 11:28 AM
  • "Apple is in danger of being boring: Have the latest versions of Apple's iPhone, iPad and MacBooks really wowed you? The iPhone 5 will be a chance to see what fresh new ideas around hardware the company has" ZDNet 10:37 AM
  • "Apple Dominates Tablet Space – But for How Long?"  PadGadget 10:26 AM
  • "Getting a Jump on iPhone Upgraders" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:13 AM
  • "Cheaper? Sure. But a discounted iPhone 4S is no bargain: Don't buy Apple's aging iPhone 4S now; you're going to feel pretty silly when the new iPhone shows up just a few weeks later." CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "iPads In The Enterprise Aren't Overhyped. They're Properly Hyped."  ZDNet 9:59 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Every time I think I'm out" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:55 AM
  • "Steve Jobs wins: Adobe kills Flash for Android for all the reasons he predicted" Beatweek Magazine 9:00 AM
  • "Samsung designer claims Samsung Galaxy devices didn't copy Apple's iPhone icons" Edible Apple 8:59 AM
  • "Would You Buy The iPhone 5 If It Looked Like This?" Forbes 10:13 AM
  • "iPad Mini Rumors Bolstered by Photos, Schematics" Wired 4:24 PM
  • "iPad mini components reportedly begin to leak, but are they legit?" iMore 3:13 PM
  • "iPad mini Parts: Mini Dock Connector Confirmed" Tapscape 2:12 PM
  • "Are we getting a clearer picture of the iPad mini?" TUAW 11:18 AM
  • "Video Simulation: What If The iPhone 5 Is Just Super-Thin, But Not Taller?" Forbes 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft's Enterprise App Store will be Apple's Demise... Again"  Forbes 7:28 AM
  • "iPad Mini Rumored to Look Like a Big iPod Touch" PCWorld 11:11 AM
  • "iPad mini: Like Big iPod touch" Tapscape 11:10 AM
  • "iPad Mini? Nah, here comes the iBook" ZDNet 9:57 AM
  • "Apple's thinner, lighter, smarter iPad nano plan and why it matters"  Computerworld 8:42 AM
  • "Sorry, an iPad Mini without a bezel just doesn't fit"  GigaOM 8:24 AM
  • "iPad mini rumors continue: a 7.85-inch 'large iPod touch' to arrive in October?" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Is Apple getting ready to launch an 'iPad Air'?" Fortune 7:41 AM
  • "What About An iPad Air? Speculations About A Thin, Trim, Featherlight Nexus 7 Killer" Forbes 7:38 AM
  • "Imagining the iPad Mini: Mockups multiply" CNET News 7:37 AM
  • "The iPad Mini (Or iPad Air) Is Real... No, Really!" Apple Bitch 7:29 AM
  • "iPad mini to Resemble Larger iPod touch Rather than Smaller iPad" The Mac Observer 7:28 AM
  • "John Gruber Offers More Thoughts on the 'iPad Mini'" iSource 3:15 PM
  • "Why Microsoft Needs To Sell The Windows RT Surface Tablet For $199 To Compete Against iPad" PixoBebo 7:23 AM
  • "Apple's Multiple Personalities: Is Our Favorite Mac, iPhone, iPad Maker A Little Schizophrenic?" Mac 360 7:23 AM
Non-Apple
  • "RIM's Continues its Long Journey from Being to Nothingness" View From Above 4:08 PM
  • "Is Gauss virus giving security firm Kaspersky a hard time?" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 1:47 PM
  • "WinZip Courier 4: First Take" ZDNet 1:30 PM
  • "Building your own Wall-E and R2D2" TG Daily 12:07 PM
  • "On the Twilight computer curse" TG Daily 12:07 PM
  • "People Still Believe In Nokia" TechCrunch 12:04 PM
  • "Hands-On With Assassin's Creed 3" PCWorld 11:25 AM
  • "Behind the headlines: What next-gen IT really needs to know/From Microsoft Surface to Apple iCloud security, the media keeps missing main concerns for next-generation IT pros" InfoWorld 11:11 AM
  • "Net-lag: The modern travellers' phenomenon" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:06 AM
  • "Is 'Soul Sacrifice' The Video Game The PS Vita Needs To Survive?" Forbes 11:04 AM
  • "Gartner and IDC issue dubious mobile phone sales numbers" Fortune 11:03 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: Game changer for business?" ZDNet 1:27 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review: This Tablet's Mightier with a Pen" Techland 1:09 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review: So Close To Greatness" TechCrunch 12:03 PM
  • "Samsung's Tablet Raises an Inconsistent Challenge" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:08 AM
  • "Weak BYOD Security Endangering Company Data" eWeek 10:53 AM
  • "Gone in a Flash: Adobe Pulls Player From Google Store" AllThingsD 2:40 PM
  • "Android's Flash Player is dead - live with it" ZDNet 1:30 PM
  • "Android Flash Player RIP: How to Get it Now That it's Gone" PCWorld 11:25 AM
  • "Why passwords are failing us -- still!" Computerworld 10:41 AM
  • "RIM plans new device roadshow: Will it revive BlackBerry?" ZDNet 1:29 PM
  • "How Japan Lost Its Electronics Crown: Sony, Sharp and Panasonic Fixated on Hardware Breakthroughs; 'Sometimes, It's Easier to Run From Behind'" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:31 AM
  • "Dear Industry: Time to Rethink Attitudes About Age" Tech.pinions 10:28 AM
  • "Samsung's Tablet Raises an Inconsistent Challenge" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:13 AM
  • "ASUS Zenbook UX32VD Review: The Best MacBook Air Alternative?" NotebookReview 10:01 AM
  • "There's only one business case for BYOD -- Productivity" ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "Another sad example of why IT, not government, is ultimately responsible for cybersecurity" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "Why passwords are failing us -- still!" Computerworld [Premium Content] 7:36 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Turn Your iPhone Into An Environmental Sensor" TreeHugger 2:09 PM
  • "App Detail ยป TextbookMe - The Cheap Textbook Search Engine" 148Apps 12:08 PM
  • "J.Hilburn Publicly Launches Style Kit, A Novel iPad Sales App For Its Customers And Sales Force" TechCrunch 12:08 PM
  • "GoSmart Ships "GoSmart RestPad" Soft Sheepskin Mouse Pad for the Ultimate Pressure Relief for Computer Users" Thomas PR 11:54 AM
  • "Back to School: here's what to buy" The Verge 3:54 PM
  • "iPad Kit for Students: Head back to school with total confidence that your iPad is indeed a serious study machine by bringing along the right apps, accessories, and case." PC Magazine 11:27 AM
  • "Adobe Proto for iPad Gets a Significant Update" Best App Site 11:27 AM
  • "Five top iPad apps for entrepreneurs: The Control Group's CEO looks for next-gen software that pushes information across devices; Evernote, Google Apps ride his current list of must-haves." Crain's New York Business 11:13 AM
  • "Blue Whale Apps Ramps up Development Resources in Anticipation of New Apple iPhone and iOS 6 Software Update" PRWeb 9:05 AM
  • "Online Business Review Service Goldstar Feedback Releases iPad App for Reputation Management" Business Wire 9:04 AM
  • "Wi-Fi Direct and Miracast Challenge Apple's AirPlay to Bring Content to TVs, Says ABI Research" Business Wire 9:04 AM
  • "ZooGue Releases New Genius Pro iPad Case" PadGadget 8:12 AM
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  • "Cover your iPad in nostalgia with the Padintosh Case" iDownload Blog 8:08 AM
  • "Pinterest iPad, Android versions join iPhone app" iPodNN 8:07 AM
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  • "Sky TV's new iPad remote control is a blank slate, literally — Online Video News" GigaOM 7:56 AM
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  • "Sky+ iPad app update brings remote control and DVR scheduling" Engadget 7:44 AM
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  • "Gelpme iOS App to Share and Explore Incredible Travel Experiences" prMac 7:40 AM
  • "SportsPicker 2.0 Delivers Major Redesign For Non-Wager Sports Gaming" prMac 7:40 AM
  • "Living Earth HD 2.0 for iOS - Explore our planet in amazing new detail!" prMac 7:40 AM
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  • "Insect Talent - An Uprising Star in the App Store" prMac 7:40 AM
  • "InJoyee Release Spot'em to Spot the Differences in Olympics Themed Event" prMac 7:40 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 8 makes you relearn how to use your PC" CNNMoney 9:26 AM
  • "Going all-in with a Windows 8 touch-screen desktop: For committed touch-screen desktop users, Windows 8 will present some challenges, and a lot to like." CNET Reviews 1:59 PM
  • "Windows 8 review: Yes, it's that bad/A desktop OS for tablets and a tablet OS for desktops, Windows 8 is guaranteed to disappoint nearly everyone" InfoWorld 11:10 AM
  • "Windows 8 and Surface: Why has Microsoft gone so quiet?" ZDNet 1:28 PM
  • "Windows 8 vs. Windows 7: Benchmarked" ZDNet 1:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Halts New Windows Phone Apps: Microsoft won't publish new apps in its Marketplace until glitch with security certificates is resolved." InformationWeek 11:07 AM
  • "Microsoft stops publishing new mobile apps amidst download issues: The issue is related to the digital certificates that are used to sign apps" IDG News Service 10:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Stops Publishing Windows Phone Apps Amidst Glitch" PC Magazine 11:22 AM
  • "Microsoft halts app publishing following Windows Phone 7.5 upgrade issue" V3 1:13 PM
  • "New Windows Phone apps go dark, Microsoft scrambles" TG Daily 12:08 PM
  • "The unlikely $200 Microsoft Surface Tablet that could kill Apple's iPad" TG Daily 12:09 PM
  • "Aiming to Precede New iPhone, Nokia and Microsoft Schedule September 5 Event" AllThingsD 1:52 PM
  • "Microsoft, Nokia Set Windows Phone Event For Sept. 5 In New York" Bloomberg 1:54 PM
  • "Nokia And Microsoft Will Announce A New Windows Phone On September 5" Business Insider 1:54 PM
  • "HP Is Just Fine With Microsoft's Surface Tablet, Thank You" AllThingsD 9:50 AM
  • "HP spins out WebOS as Gram: Hewlett-Packard Co. has decided to spin out its WebOS division as a new semi-independent company called Gram, according to an internal memo from HP Chief of Staff Martin Risau." Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal 9:50 AM
  • "HP announces new company and brand for webOS: GRAM" ZDNet 1:30 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard forms Gram unit with bits of Palm" MarketWatch 1:46 PM
  • "Meet Gram, HP's New Name for the Company Formerly Known as Palm" AllThingsD 1:51 PM
  • "HP Spins Off webOS Into A Brand New Company Called Gram; Mission Unknown" TechCrunch 12:04 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Remakes WebOS As Gram To Revive Brand" Bloomberg 3:54 PM
  • "HP Technology Scours the Internet for Video Related to Study Topics" IDG News Service 11:24 AM
  • "HP launches three network and storage virtualization products" ZDNet 1:29 PM
  • "Lenovo first-quarter profit beats estimates, but growth slows" Reuters 9:33 PM
  • "Dell: S&P Capital IQ Cuts To Hold From Buy; Wary On PCs" Forbes 9:49 AM
  • "Dell Pushes Warranties While Claiming Help-Desk Customers Won Phony Sweepstakes" TechCrunch 12:03 PM
  • "Dell Wyse unveils new cloud clients for desktop virtualisation" V3 1:13 PM
  • "Oracle slaps surprise patch over database server hole" The Register 1:07 PM
  • "Cisco Hangs Tough as Q4 Results Beat Consensus" AllThingsD 3:55 PM
  • "Cisco profit soars 56%" CNNMoney 3:50 PM
  • "Cisco Q4 better than expected" ZDNet 3:50 PM
  • "Cisco's fourth quarter better than expected" CNET News 4:14 PM
  • "Cisco Revenue and Profit Exceed Forecasts as Orders in Asia Stay Strong" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:29 PM
  • "Cisco still pessimistic on Europe, raises dividend" Reuters 9:32 PM
  • "Oracle updates Java, JavaFX for OS X, ARM, and Linux: Standard edition of Java will run on Mac OS X, two versions of ARM processor; JavaFX gains Linux and multitouch capabilities" InfoWorld 11:12 AM
  • "Oracle releases Java SE 7 Update 6, expands OS support to Mac OS X, Linux JavaFX" EE Times 10:50 AM
  • "Cisco Hasn't Lost Luster" TheStreet 1:43 PM
  • "Twitter Co-founders Seek to Shake up Web Publishing With Medium" IDG News Service 11:25 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: If There Was One Stock That I Would Buy And Hold, This Is It -- 1st Anniversary" Seeking Alpha 8:40 AM
  • "Is Apple Carving Out a Double Top?" Minyanville 10:26 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Tokyo stocks shine in mostly higher Asia" MarketWatch 9:47 PM
  • "Facebook, JDSU gains highlight tech rally: Juniper shares also up; Netflix gains on B. of A. upgrade" MarketWatch 4:09 PM
  • "U.S. stocks buoyed by data; Dow slips: August doldrums check Wall Street on below-average volume" MarketWatch 4:09 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed as Bonds Slump" TheStreet 4:10 PM
  • "Stocks: Investors step back" CNNMoney 1:37 PM
  • "Most U.S. Stocks Rise As Investors Weigh Economic Data" Bloomberg 4:10 PM
  • "Stocks Stuck in Limbo After Mixed Data" FOXBusiness 1:38 PM
  • "Wall St climbs after slew of data in sluggish market" Reuters 9:48 AM
  • "Stocks Finish Flat: U.S. stocks finished the day roughly flat as investors juggled an unexpected contraction in domestic manufacturing activity and a mixed batch of corporate earnings." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:10 PM
  • "Stocks: Investors focus on economy/U.S. stocks were set to open lower Wednesday, as investors reacted to disappointing economic reports." CNNMoney 9:27 AM
  • "Asia Markets Finish Lower" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:35 AM
  • "European Stocks Slip in Thin Trade" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:38 PM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks wobble after mixed economic data/Tobacco firms drop after Australian branding ruling" MarketWatch 1:39 PM
  • "Markets stutter in light volumes as Fed stimulus hopes fade after round of positive US data" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:48 PM
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