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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, August 16, 2012


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

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  • "Apple's TV Vision: Sharing, Full On-Demand, Icons/TV Device Interface Would Simplify Programming; Company Faces Hurdles With Cable Operators" [Paid Membership Required] 7:30 PM
  • "Apple's rumored set-top box said to include cloud DVR, interface similar to iPad, social features" The Next Web 7:31 PM
  • "Apple envisions new Web DVR, social space in new set-top box: New device may have the ability to start any show at any time and start shows just minutes after they have begun, sources tell the Wall Street Journal." CNET News 7:40 PM
  • "Apple's New TV Plan: Same TV, Different Box"  AllThingsD 7:54 AM
  • "Are Cable Channels Coming to Apple TV?" [Video Report] [Paid Membership Required] 8:53 AM
  • "It's The Set-Top Box Stupid! Apple's Cracking Of TV Is Hiding In Plain Sight" Forbes 7:35 AM
  • "Is Apple About to Take Over Your Cable TV Box?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:24 AM
  • "Apple Is Talking to TV Companies About a Deal That Could Change TV Forever" Daily Ticker 7:53 AM
  • "Why Apple really bought AuthenTec: It wanted 'new technology' for upcoming products, and quickly"  The Next Web 8:10 AM
  • "Short on time, Samsung rests case versus Apple" Electronista 9:25 PM
  • "Apple Lawyer to Frustrated Judge: Yes, We Need All These Witnesses, and No, I'm Not Smoking Crack"  AllThingsD 3:49 PM
  • "Judge says Apple's 'smoking crack' with giant witness list: The judge in the case between Apple and Samsung once again loses her cool, chiding Apple for lining up too many last-minute witnesses." CNET News 3:50 PM
  • "Apple lawyer faces 'smoking crack' jibe by patent judge" BBC 4:09 PM
  • "Samsung expert knocks Apple's $2.5 billion damages tally: Surprise, Samsung thinks Apple's asking for too much in its damages bill." CNET News 3:57 PM
  • "Samsung expert: Apple damages estimates are overstated" Reuters 3:57 PM
  • "Samsung turns tables on Apple, demands $400M for its own patents/Samsung rolls through its patent counterattack: Apple's $-figures are way off." Ars Technica 3:56 PM
  • "Why would Apple settle? Samsung has much to gain by cutting a deal, as the judge requested. Apple not so much."  Fortune 7:36 AM
  • "Samsung Attacks 'Unique' Features Of Apple iPhone, iPad: In patent case testimony, Samsung expert witness says iPhone's snap back feature was used in other tech products long before Apple implemented it." InformationWeek 8:47 AM
  • "Samsung fights Apple on copying and patent fronts" Electronista 8:16 AM
  • "Judge begs Apple, Samsung to get a room, or trial will end in tears" The Register 7:32 AM
  • "Judge reminds Apple, Samsung to whittle down cases" CNET News 11:28 AM
  • "Apple-Samsung Trial Day 10, Samsung Royalty Analyst Vincent O'Brien on Stand [Liveblog] Cult of Mac 3:58 PM
  • "Apple wants DOJ to wait till trial's end for settlement with three publishers: Apple called the proposed judgment 'fundamentally unfair'" IDG News Service 7:38 AM
  • "Apple opposes DOJ ebooks price-fixing settlement, wants 'its day in court': Apple called the proposed judgment 'fundamentally unfair'" Techworld 8:14 AM
  • "Apple: Amazon played DOJ's antitrust division like a violin" Fortune 8:15 AM
  • "Apple releases OS X Lion 10.7.5 build to developers" Macworld UK 8:10 AM
  • "Some Retina MacBook Pro owners seeing interface lag: Hardware limitations may be a factor, but choppy or laggy scrolling and window movement might be remedied by an OS reinstallation among other options." MacFixIt 1:02 PM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion Bug with Apple Mail Sounds?" Run Around Tech 8:26 AM
  • "Deathmatch: Windows 8 vs. OS X Mountain Lion/Microsoft is intent on shipping Windows 8 as is despite all the criticism, so it's time to see if OS X can truly take its place" InfoWorld 10:40 AM
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: Energy Saver" eXtensions 7:41 AM
  • "How to Use Dictation in Apple OS X Mountain Lion" LAPTOP Magazine 10:39 AM
  • "Fine-tune the Expose transition speed in OS X: Apple provides a default Expose transition speed that is suitable for most people, but it can be altered if needed." MacFixIt 1:02 PM
  • "Automator 101: Building Your First Workflow" Mactuts+ 8:27 AM
  • "How to get Absinthe 2.0 working on OS X Mountain Lion" iMore 10:25 AM
  • "View multi-page previews of Word files on Finder icons" Mac OS X Hints 10:25 AM
  • "Set keyboard shortcuts to share web Page from Safari via Twitter or Messages" Mac OS X Hints 10:25 AM
  • "The 2 Best Ways To Manage A Cluttered, Crowded Menubar On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:39 AM
  • "Someone Reinvented The Alarm Clock. The Result? A Mac Alarm Clock App That's Fun (with a crazy flaw)" Mac 360 7:42 AM
  • "The best text editors for Mac" Stemmings 3:43 PM
  • "Beauty And Functionality: What Live Wallpaper Can Do To Personalize Your Mac" TeraTalks 7:42 AM
  • "The Absolute Coolest, Most Useful Mac Password Generator App Ever Is Missing One Feature" Mac 360 7:42 AM
  • "8 Ways To Love Launchpad On Your Mac: Just Add The Launchpad Manager" BohemianBoomer 7:41 AM
  • "Finally, An Easier, Cheaper, Simpler Way To Control iTunes Music From Within Any App On A Mac" McSolo 7:43 AM
  • "Dammit Is Da Bomb: How To Add Speed Dial Buttons For Files And Folders On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:39 AM
  • "Ask Mat Honan About the Hack That Erased His Digital Life" Wired 3:45 PM
  • "Microsoft Office Mac & Retina Displays" Mike McHargue 11:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Continues to Fade into Obscurity" ["When it comes to Microsoft's Mac software, the Mac Business Unit has apparently backed off from the promise of full Lion compatibility for Office 2011."] The Tech Night Owl 8:50 AM
  • "Waiting on Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6: August 16th" FCPXtv 8:06 AM
  • "To End The Nonsense Once And For All Time: Why Apple Won't License OS X. Ever." Mac 360 7:39 AM
Press Releases
  • "Pop Dot Comics For OS X Is A Fun Way To Transform Your Boring Photos Into Comic Book Style Illustrations" Redmond Pie 7:38 PM
  • "Growl 2.0 SDK now available, adds Apple Notification Center integration" The Verge 3:56 PM
  • "4 Beautiful New Screen Savers and 14 Ways to Show Them Off in OS X Mountain Lion" OS X Daily 3:55 PM
  • "Free Mac Apps: MacLegion 'Keep Your Money' bundle" FairerPlatform 11:40 AM
  • "Indeeo Releases iDraw 2.1 for OS X adding Appearance FX and PDF Import" Indeeo 10:56 AM
  • "Cocktail 6.0.2 (Mountain Lion Edition) has been released." Maintain 8:55 AM
  • "Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player Brings UHD Blu-ray to Mountain Lion" PRNewswire-Asia 8:43 AM
  • "Oracle updates Java SE 7 for OS X" HardMac 8:27 AM
  • "Thursby ships OS X Mountain Lion Mac-Windows integration software" prMac 7:57 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Retail Leadership Tells Stores It 'Messed Up' Employee Working Hours, Refutes Layoffs"  Nasdaq 1:00 PM
  • "Apple Retail Chief Admits Staffing Mistake" [Paid Membership Required] 1:01 PM
  • "Browett: Apple Retail Layoffs Due to 'Mess Up,' Will Be Fixed" The Mac Observer 1:00 PM
  • "New Apple retail chief makes 'mistake' in firing staff, hires them back" Ars Technica 3:58 PM
  • "Store Personnel Cuts Linked to Profit Goal"  ifoAppleStore 8:28 AM
  • "Here's Why Apple Is Suddenly Laying Off Employees From Its Retail Stores" Business Insider 8:29 AM
  • "Apple: We Are Not Cutting Back On Our Retail Employees" Business Insider 10:25 AM
  • "Apple Employees Are Being Sacked Just In Time For The New iPhone Launch" App Advice 12:30 PM
  • "How The iPad Is Transforming The Classroom [Back To School]"  Cult of Mac 3:57 PM
  • "Apple files plans for Oregon data center" TUAW 9:19 PM
  • "Intel, Apple praised for clean mineral efforts: Group praises Intel, Apple for efforts on conflict minerals; Nintendo gets no points"  Associated Press 3:47 PM
  • "iOS and Android are stomping on Sony and Nintendo's portable game businesses" BGR 9:36 PM
  • "IPhones Become Mobile Casinos By Adding Real-Money Bets: IPhone users will soon be able to gamble with real money on virtual slot machines, trying their luck with the swipe of an index finger." Bloomberg 10:22 AM
  • "Blodget's Take on Wal-Mart & Apple" CNBC 8:02 AM
  • "Better Care Delivered by iPad, M.D.: In hospitals, tablets save serious time — and let patients see their health in high res" Healthland 10:24 AM
  • "How to Carry Your Doctor in Your Pocket" Techland 8:19 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' stolen iPad unwittingly used by local clown after burglary" Bay Area news Group [Free Registration Required] 9:36 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Twitter dictates third-party app form and function in new API, gives six months to comply" The Verge 8:16 PM
  • "Kodak Auction Makes Odd Bedfellows" [Paid Membership Required] 7:39 PM
  • "Google's 'Speak to Tweet' Patent Comes to Light" Patent Bolt 2:17 PM
  • "Cray to plug Kepler GPUs into future Cascade supers" The Register 11:18 AM
  • "Nokia EVP Chris Weber: Hey Samsung, Look Out For Our New Windows Phones" TechCrunch 11:12 AM
  • "TiVo Announces Four-Tuner TiVo Premiere 4" PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "Fujitsu's Android-Powered Stylistic M532 Tablet Is Ready for Abuse" PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "EA Exec Says He's Seen the Next Xbox and Playstation" Forbes 10:33 AM
  • "1 Million Public Transit Stops Now on Google Maps for Android" PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "Purported Google Play gift cards surface, good for music, movies" CNET News 11:39 AM
  • "Google's Dremel Makes Big Data Look Small" Wired Magazine 11:24 AM
  • "A Big-Think Talk With Eric Schmidt and Dick Costolo" TechCrunch 11:12 AM
  • "Google Boosts Bug Bounties as Fewer Chrome Flaws Found" eWeek 10:28 AM
  • "Dish reportedly readying nationwide satellite broadband: Satellite TV provider will utilize a satellite recently launched by sister company EchoStar for a service launching this fall, sources tell Bloomberg." CNET News 10:03 AM
  • "In the War Between Apps vs. HTML5, Goko Tries to Make Cross-Platform Gaming Work" AllThingsD 9:43 AM
  • "Out of nowhere, Sony debuts new Reader" TG Daily 11:15 AM
  • "New Sony Reader Gets Social" AllThingsD 9:43 AM
  • "Japan's Dimwitted Smartphones: Electronics Makers Sony and Sharp Play Catch-Up to Apple's iPhone; 'The Golden Age of TV is Over'" [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Creator Of BlindType, A Keyboard App For The Blind Acquired By Google, Reveals New Keyboard App Called Fleksy" TechCrunch 10:37 AM
  • "Spotify and Pandora to help digital music overtake physical in 2012" Ars Technica 8:24 AM
  • "Korean breakthrough points to quick-charge Li-ion batteries" Electronista 8:16 AM
  • "Verizon LTE Network Now Covers 75% of U.S., Ready for LTE iPhone" The Mac Observer 7:51 AM
  • "Ted Landau Gives Up His MacBook Air, Doesn't Trade His TV, andLooks at Safari and RSS" MacNotables 11:51 AM
  • "iPad mini, fake rumors, Google security, online backups (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 10:32 AM
  • "German Shell rewards program leaks September Nano refresh" iPodNN 3:41 PM
  • "German Branch Of Shell Slips Indication Of iPod nano Refresh Due This September" Redmond Pie 3:56 PM
  • "2012 iPod nano: Coming Soon, Says German Shell" Tapscape 3:59 PM
  • "Third-party apps ditched in iTunes search for 'podcasts': When iTunes users on the desktop search for podcasts, they'll find that only Apple's app comes up." CNET News 7:50 AM
  • "Third Party Apps Missing from iTunes Search for 'Podcasts'" The Mac Observer 7:51 AM
  • "Safari, Chrome Ship Proposed High-Resolution Image Solution" Webmonkey 3:46 PM
  • "Apple wants fingerprint sensors in its products" CNET News 11:41 AM
  • "HTC May Benefit From Problems of Rivals: HTC, Taiwan's leading smart-phone maker, may be able to overcome its business bottleneck, as Samsung is being haunted by storm of 'sweatshop' in mainland China and Apple is being troubled by the shortage of power amplifier and other components for its iPhone 5." CENS 8:36 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Display Yield Could Limit Rollout" Tapscape 11:40 AM
  • "BLU makers to see drops in revenues due to iPad shipment adjustments" DigiTimes 7:59 AM
  • "Forrester Research points Autodesk in right direction on iOS" Architosh 9:49 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Huge Patent Day for Apple's iMovie and Final Cut Pro Apps" Patently Apple 1:28 PM
  • "Boom! Apple Invents Next-Gen Virtual Drawing App to Take on Adobe's Photoshop & Illustrator" Patently Apple 8:50 AM
  • "Apple Patent Applications Detail Photoshop-Like Drawing App, Light-Up Trackpads" Wired 7:38 PM
  • "Apple Wants More Sticky Functionality In Mac OS X" MacNews 2:17 PM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Transport Control Of A Media Device" MacNews 2:17 PM
  • "Apple looking into illuminated touchpads with varying colors, brightness" AppleInsider 8:09 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "VS. Racing For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:38 AM
  • "Empire Defense II For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:38 AM
  • "Catch The Candy For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:38 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:41 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:41 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -17 Inch Models -$950 To $2,288 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:40 AM
  • "iPad 3 Buyer's Guide -Prices $351 To $829 -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 7:40 AM
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Prices $550 To $1,359 -The Best Mac mini Prices, Reviews AndInformation" MacReviewZone 7:40 AM
  • "Apple AirPort Express Base Station Price Tracker -From $58 to $100 -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:40 AM
  • "iPod Nano Buyer's Guide -Prices From $50 To $197... The Best iPod Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:39 AM

  • "Shootout: iPhone 4S versus Galaxy S III" Bare Feats 10:12 AM
  • "BiKN Review: It's sort of like Marco Polo for your iPhone and keys: they take turns finding each other." Mac|Life 10:26 AM
  • "Review: More-Things Cubic Collection Case for the iPhone 4/4S" Run Around Tech 12:29 PM
  • "Booq Viper sleeve: A sleek way to protect your MacBook Air" TUAW 3:57 PM
  • "tiltpod for iPhone review: Stylish tripod for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S" Macworld UK 8:28 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Instagram 3.0: Maps. New User Profiles. Infinite Scrolling." MacStories 3:56 PM
  • "AirMovie: Stream Videos From PC To iPhone Over Wi-Fi/3G Without Encoding" AddictiveTips 8:15 AM
  • "FriendIn By Wondershare Is A Social Address Book For Android & iOS" AddictiveTips 8:15 AM
  • "Football Manager Handheld 2012 for iPad and iPhone review: Classic football management sim gets a perfect port for iOS" Macworld UK 8:28 AM
  • "Waking Mars for iPad and iPhone review: Intergalactic gardening, with jetpacks and smiling" Macworld UK 8:28 AM
  • "Grillin' Time Review – a Must-Have iPhone Cooking App for Summer" Tapscape 3:41 PM
  • "Phosphor Games/Zynga Horn" iLounge 8:27 AM
  • "Horn – A Next Level Grand Scale Adventure" Apple'n'Apps 9:08 PM
  • "Hands-On With 'Horn' - 'Infinity Blade' Hops the Rails" Touch Arcade 8:24 AM
  • "HORN Review: A well-crafted journey that doesn't cease to amaze." 148Apps 11:23 AM
  • "Alien Breed Review" Mac|Life 11:42 AM
  • "Bubble Grubble HD Review: The circle of life starts with a bug and ends with a flying chick" Macworld 8:27 AM
  • "Running Dead Review – Slick 3D Zombie Slaying Mayhem for iPhone" Tapscape 3:41 PM
  • "Kingdoms & Lords Review: While it's no epic, there's a lot of little things to do in this time-killing, casual fantasy adventure." 148Apps 3:55 PM
  • "My Kingdom For The Princess III Review: Charming graphics and easy to learn gameplay means this time management game is an enjoyable if unexceptional title." 148Apps 2:18 PM
  • "CarDust Review" 148Apps 10:26 AM
  • "Trapit for iPad Review" 148Apps 10:25 AM
  • "Catasplat Review: Catasplat your way to the gold in this catapult based, splat flinging, trophy earning experience." 148Apps 9:21 AM
  • "Cafeteria Nipponica Review" 148Apps 8:32 AM
  • "Changing the amount of email preview shown in iOS Mail" iLounge 4:13 PM
  • "A Stupid Trick to Quickly Remove All Photos from Camera Roll on iPhone with Preview" OS X Daily 4:08 PM
  • "Switch To A 24-Hour Clock On Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 3:58 PM
  • "Cassandra: Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 8:10 PM
  • "Is Apple's 19-Pin Connector a Sure Thing?" Mac|Life 4:23 PM
  • "Apple's retail focus should be on customers, not cash"  Macworld 4:09 PM
  • "Samsung witness says Apple's damages closer to $519 million, not $2.5 billion" AppleInsider 3:58 PM
  • "Judge: Apple Lawyers 'Smoking Crack'" Mashable 3:57 PM
  • "Patent trial judge begs Apple to put down the crack pipe, wrap up its case" BGR 3:50 PM
  • "Apple boss tries to gut retail operation" The Loop 3:44 PM
  • "The Digital Skeptic: Google Plays Apple Dress-Up" TheStreet 3:44 PM
  • "Would You Buy An Apple Watch?" MacNews 11:41 AM
  • "Apple wanted AuthenTec's 'new technology' ASAP for future products" Ars Technica 12:29 PM
  • "Pre-merger, Apple, AuthenTec were working on new tech together" GigaOM 10:39 AM
  • "What Bill Belichick and Steve Jobs Have in Common" TheStreet 10:22 AM
  • "Why Does Jack Dorsey Want To Be Just Like Steve Jobs?" TechCrunch 10:14 AM
  • "Apple Calls DOJ eBook Settlement 'Unlawful and Unprecedented'" The Mac Observer 9:28 AM
  • "Apple calls DOJ settlement with publishers unlawful, says trial is necessary" 9 to 5 Mac 8:32 AM
  • "Analysis: Why We'll All Rush to the iPhone 5, no Matter What" The Mac Observer 3:40 PM
  • "For iPhone 5, Apple Must Go Big and Skinny" MacNewsWorld 8:26 AM
  • "Apple's Spat with Google Will Only Get Worse: The two companies seem fated to compete ever more fiercely over mobile computing."  Technology Review 8:15 AM
  • "Is this Apple's new iPhone 5 dock connector plug?" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Apple's iPad Mini: Less Is Less Interesting/Whatever the next level is for Apple, the iPad Mini won't be enough to get there. Apple needs another revolutionary product line." InformationWeek 10:12 AM
  • "Can Apple build an iPad Mini that wouldn't cannibalize iPad sales?"  ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Apple's vision for a set-top box blurs the distinction between live and on-demand videos" VentureBeat 9:21 PM
  • "The Future of Apple TV Is Every Episode of Every TV Show On-Demand Using the Cloud" Gizmodo 8:23 PM
  • "Analysis: Report: Apple TV Settop Box to Offer DVR, On-Demand Shows" The Mac Observer 7:27 PM
  • "Why an Apple TV Is Not an iPhone: The new, still-theoretical version of Apple TV won't disrupt the TV industry. It will play by the TV industry's rules."  AllThingsD 4:07 PM
  • "Dear Apple, Please Take Over My Television" Forbes 12:29 PM
  • "Apple TV Is Not Going To Be The Big Revolution Everyone Wants" Business Insider 10:39 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple TV to be Revamped with TV Set on Hold" PCWorld 10:25 AM
  • "Is Apple's iTV television plan in trouble?" Computerworld 10:21 AM
  • "Apple's toughest nut yet: Cable operators" TUAW 9:48 AM
  • "Apple TV: Changing the Channel?" TheStreet 9:24 AM
  • "Has Steve Jobs' iTV Been Cooked?" App Advice 9:21 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Looking To Offer Live TV With New Apple TV Device" Apple Bitch 8:46 AM
  • "Apple's Next Big Thing Will Be Live TV" PadGadget 8:28 AM
  • "Apple 'in TV talks over set-top box': Apple is in talks with US cable companies about developing a set-top box to deliver live television, according to reports." Telegraph 8:19 AM
  • "Apple in Talks to Upgrade Apple TV to Full Featured Set-Top Box" The Mac Observer 8:18 AM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung Judge Encourages 'Horse Trading' to Narrow Case" AllThingsD 11:01 AM
  • "So I went to Best Buy to confuse an iPad with a Samsung" CNET News 7:46 AM
  • "The Latest Apple Rumor Roundup Has My Head Spinning" PixoBebo 7:39 AM
  • "The end of the RAID era" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "Dear PC makers: Don't whine about Microsoft's Surface, top it" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "Time's Mobile Tech Issue: Three Myths About Cell Phones" Healthland 11:20 AM
  • "Go Outside and Play: The Future of Mobile Gaming" Techland 11:20 AM
  • "Video: How to Be Everywhere — Tips and Tricks for Doing Things Remotely" Techland 11:19 AM
  • "Your Life Is Fully Mobile: We walk, talk and sleep with our phones. But are we more—or less—connected?" Techland 11:19 AM
  • "Surfing far too tedious or terrifying, say Northern Irish women" The Register 11:18 AM
  • "Android 4.0: The Ultimate Guide (Plus Cheat Sheet)" Computerworld 10:54 AM
  • "IQ test: Know your tech mascots" InfoWorld 10:39 AM
  • "Three Luxuries That Became Essentials" Forbes 10:32 AM
  • "Lenovo – vanity versus sanity" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:30 AM
  • "'Horrible Problems' May Be Rolling In With the Cloud" E-Commerce Times 10:27 AM
  • "How To Tackle Thorny IT Security Issues" [Slideshow] CRN 10:22 AM
  • "Big Data Development Challenges: Talent, Cost, Time/Data variety, storage costs, and other key factors can make it difficult for enterprises to take advantage of their accumulated data." InformationWeek 10:06 AM
  • "Pop went the social media bubble. Now what?" Fortune 9:59 AM
  • "Does Samsung's Book Case beat the iPad's Smart Cover?" InfoWorld 10:39 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: What You Need to Know Before Buying" PCWorld 10:55 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Vs. Apple iPad: Samsung's $499 iPad competitor reaches store shelves across the U.S. Thursday. Look for two main differences." InformationWeek 10:37 AM
  • "Impatience Won't Turn Yahoo! Around" TheStreet 9:35 AM
  • "The Digital Skeptic: Google Plays Apple Dress-Up" TheStreet 9:35 AM
  • "We Never Talk Anymore: The Problem with Text Messaging/Texting is replacing the phone call as our preferred means of mobile conversation. But just because it's easier, faster and makes us less uncomfortable doesn't mean we should do it." Techland 8:19 AM
  • "I Love My New iPad" MacMost [cartoon] 8:27 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Learn How to Count Cards and Win at Blackjack with This iOS App" Gizmodo 9:35 PM
  • "Instagram 3.0 released for iOS and Android" It's All Tech 9:26 PM
  • "Ustream's Broadcast For Friends App Brings Live iPhone Video To Facebook" TechCrunch 8:24 PM
  • "The New iPhone Will Make This Repurposed Audio Gear Obsolete Again" Gizmodo 4:07 PM
  • "Esoterism Embrace 4: Aluminum iPhone 4/4S Bumper Cases" FunkySpaceMonkey 2:17 PM
  • "Showyou turns iPad app into an improved Apple TV remote" CNET News 1:02 PM
  • "Toys: Get $50 worth of InCase stuff for $25" 9 to 5 Mac 12:29 PM
  • "Martian watch brings Siri and voice calls to your wrist — Mobile Technology News" GigaOM 11:28 AM
  • "A 'Social RPG' Starring 'Mega Man' is a Thing Coming to iOS" Touch Arcade 10:25 AM
  • "Textile Dock Cables Offer Retro Recharge" Cult of Mac 9:22 AM
  • "OWC updates Mercury Elite Pro Mini for USB 3.0, additional storage" Insanely Great Mac 8:46 AM
  • "Gluey for iOS Now Available" PRNewswire 8:44 AM
  • "Catch a Bedtime Yawn with Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book" 148Apps 8:38 AM
  • "Every Magical Object, Creature And Spell Is Now Under Control In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7" App Advice 8:37 AM
  • "Sky+ 4 turns your iPad into a TV remote" BetaNews 8:24 AM
  • "Cord-On-Board™ iPhone Case from CaseInity is Now Available to Consumers and Business Owners" PRWeb 8:22 AM
  • "Marware MicroShell and MicroShell Folio iPad 3 Cases Now Fully Compatible with iPad 2" PRWeb 8:22 AM
  • "XTRUCASE Introduces Revolutionary Aluminum iPhone Cases" PRWeb 8:21 AM
  • "Motion Math: Hungry Guppy for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Teaches Kids to Add Using Dots" PRWeb 8:21 AM
  • "Ridejoy Launches New iPhone App, Plays Roadtrip Matchmaker" PRWeb 8:21 AM
  • "Tyler Technologies' First iPad® App Expands Mobility of its Tyler Public Safety Solution" Business Wire 8:21 AM
  • "Jumio Improves Its Computer Vision Software & SDK; Mobile Wallet Could Be Next" TechCrunch 8:17 AM
  • "With just 3M users, GetGlue releases TV guide app for iPad to get more attention" VentureBeat 8:20 AM
  • "With 3 Million Users, GetGlue Goes Big With A New Social TV App Built Just For The iPad" TechCrunch 8:17 AM
  • "Give iPhone Animations A Page Turning Effect With This New Jailbreak Tweak" App Advice 8:12 AM
  • "The Guardian's Eyewitness iPad app gets premium subscription-only content" The Next Web 8:10 AM
  • "Kobo app for iOS goes international with support for Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish" Engadget 8:08 AM
  • "Google+ apps for Android, iOS updated with Hangouts tweaks" CNET News 8:32 AM
  • "Google+ For iOS Now Offers 'Open In Chrome' Feature, Teen Hangouts & More" Cult of Mac 8:29 AM
  • "Google+ apps updated: iOS version gets first Safari workaround" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "Physics Teachers Develop iPad App for Students" prMac 11:02 AM
  • "Scott Vallance Apps Launches What Animal? a Free Entertainment App" prMac 11:02 AM
  • "Announcing CatHide, a cross-platform mobile development solution" prMac 11:02 AM
  • "Little Robot Studio Roasts New Updates for Ducky's Coffee on App Store" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "LightRunner 2.0 adds iPad support, retina graphics, and new level maps" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "mobileAge releases Gluey 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "MOGUL - New Hip Hop Songwriting and Recording Studio for iPad, iPhone" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Tap Saloon Announces the Worldwide Release of Skinz Golf" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Pocket Informant Go! 2.5 for iOS - Economy Personal Information Manager" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Number Puzzle Pro 1.0 released for iOS - Hack Some Codes, Matrix Style" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "New iPad app Social Diary releases to automate your journal" prMac 7:57 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM buys Texas Memory Systems, pushes into solid-state storage" ZDNet 11:28 AM
  • "IBM to buy flash memory company: International Business Machines Corp. has agreed to buy flash memory technology company Texas Memory Systems for an undisclosed sum, as the technology heavyweight looks to enhance its storage offerings." MarketWatch 9:44 AM
  • "IBM to buy Texas Memory Systems" Reuters 9:55 AM
  • "IBM Agrees To Acquire Texas Memory Systems" Forbes 9:55 AM
  • "IBM to acquire Texas Memory Systems to boost storage offerings" V3 11:21 AM
  • "IBM to Buy Flash Memory Company" [Paid Membership Required] 9:55 AM
  • "IBM's TMS buy signals it's heading for a divorce from Fusion-io" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "Flash Data Storage Niche Heats Up: IBM's Purchase of Solid-State Memory Pioneer Showcases Technology's Move to Corporate Markets" [Paid Membership Required] 8:05 PM
  • "IBM launches supply chain analytics center in Singapore" ZDNet 11:29 AM
  • "Windows 8 RTM: 8 Changes From Release Preview/Final version of Microsoft's new operating system is now available to developers and IT pros; here's a look at some of the differences they'll find compared to the most recent trial edition." InformationWeek 10:08 AM
  • "Microsoft offers Windows 8 Enterprise free trial" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 11:23 AM
  • "Windows 8 final ready for download, and there's a 90-day trial" Houston Chronicle 10:37 AM
  • "How to get Windows 8 ahead of the general public" ZDNet 11:28 AM
  • "Windows 8: Microsoft's tablet-desktop still painful to swallow" The Register 11:17 AM
  • "The Poisonous Price Tag Of $199 Damages Microsoft's Surface RT" Forbes 10:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface RT Tablet for $199? Let's Be Realistic" Techland 11:19 AM
  • "Visual Studio 2012 arrives in MSDN downloads" The Register 11:18 AM
  • "Microsoft versus Sony versus Nintendo. Who wins?" Fortune 9:58 AM
  • "Lenovo close to passing HP in PC market" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:31 AM
  • "HP's Windows 8 tablet strategy against Apple" ZDNet 11:28 AM
  • "Oracle Pays $2 Million in Settlement With the SEC" [Paid Membership Required] 7:40 PM
  • "Oracle Settles SEC Bribery Case for $2 Million" AllThingsD 4:12 PM
  • "Oracle Pays $2 Million To Settle Bribery Case With The SEC" Business Insider 4:12 PM
  • "Oracle has been good to Java, despite early fears" InfoWorld 10:39 AM
  • "Oracle plans to join Java hardware speed party: GPU acceleration in OpenJDK works" The Register 11:17 AM
  • "Chambers: Cisco Seeing Growth Our Competitors Don't" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:51 AM
  • "Cisco CEO: How We Can Win The Enterprise" [Video Report] TheStreet 11:33 AM
  • "Overlooked at Cisco's Party" TheStreet 9:51 AM
  • "Cisco's legacy hurts its virtual networking strategy" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "ITU Opens Public Consultation on the Future of Internet Regulation" IDG News Service 10:55 AM
  • "Tech manufacturing returning, U.S. group says" EE Times 10:27 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Stock Price Marks All-Time Closing High Ahead of New iPhone Rollout" MacRumors 3:55 PM
  • "Reminder: Apple Begins Paying Out AAPL Stock Dividend Today At $2.65 Per Share" Cult of Mac 3:57 PM
  • "Apple to pay out dividend of $2.65 a share today" Edible Apple 11:14 AM
Industry News
  • "Cisco gains lift techs, but Facebook slips: Network giant gives sector a boost following results, dividend" MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "U.S. stocks close higher on tech, Cisco" MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks Rise on Housing Report, Cisco Surge" TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks end higher on Cisco earnings, economic data" CNNMoney 4:04 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise On Building Permits Data As Cisco Soars" Bloomberg 4:04 PM
  • "Out of Neutral, S&P 500 Eyes New 4-Month Highs" FOXBusiness 4:04 PM
  • "Tech Shares Lift Stocks: Technology stocks helped drive the biggest advance for the Dow in almost two weeks after investors took comfort in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's commitment to hold together the euro zone." [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks: Investors in vacation mode" CNNMoney 9:32 AM
  • "U.K. stocks choppy; miners rise, oil firms drop: FTSE hovers near flat line" MarketWatch 9:44 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks shine, as China, Hong Kong retreat/FDI data drags in Shanghai, China Mobile earnings in Hong Kong" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "European Stocks Tread Water" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Spanish stocks rally; banks lift Europe" MarketWatch 11:31 AM
  • "Markets subdued as summer lull dominates despite Chinese easing hopes" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:27 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:27 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:18 PM
  • "7 Cash-Loaded Large Cap Tech Stocks That Analysts Support" Seeking Alpha 9:51 AM

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