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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, August 22, 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 v. Samsung jury finishes first day without verdict" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 9:18 PM
  • "Apple-Samsung patent battle now in jury's hands: Closing arguments are over in the high-profile iPhone and iPad patent battle and the jury faces more than 700 decisions on its verdict form"  IDG News Service 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Closes, Urging Big Damages For Samsung: Sending patent case to the jury, Apple says Samsung willfully copied iPhone and iPad, and Samsung says Apple fears competition."  InformationWeek 11:52 AM
  • "Patent Expert Christopher Marlett On Why Apple Could Win Out Over Samsung In Court [TCTV] TechCrunch 8:16 PM
  • "Apple v Samsung: Five experts, five questions/We asked experts on the legal system, patent litigation and the smartphone market what they made of the case" IDG News Service 8:31 PM
  • "In Apple vs. Samsung, alchemy of damages takes the stage" Reuters 4:27 PM
  • "California jurors get to work in Apple vs. Samsung trial" Reuters 3:36 PM
  • "Samsung vs. Apple: Jury is Deliberating" [Video Report] CNBC 3:23 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung make final pitch to jury" Reuters 9:17 AM
  • "Apple vs Samsung: Apple's closing arguments summarised" Macworld UK 8:56 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung face iPhone 'copying' verdict" Telegraph 8:13 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung deliver closing arguments in high-profile patent case" V3 8:05 AM
  • "Apple's patent insanity infects Silicon Valley"  The Register 8:32 AM
  • "Apple v. Samsung goes to jury" Fortune 8:59 AM
  • "Kodak Patent Auction Creates Strange Bedfellows" ["The bidding group brings together a raft of strange bedfellows. It includes Apple Inc. and Google Inc., fierce competitors in the global smartphone market."] [Paid Membership Required] 7:27 PM
  • "Court ponders 'trespass' by iPad alarm: An Australian court has been asked to decide whether a man trying to find his allegedly stolen iPad was acting unlawfully when he tracked it down to a north Canberra townhouse using Apple's anti-theft app and a GPS." Canberra Times 9:18 PM
  • "Apple already prepping testers for Mac OS 10.8.2 betas ahead of 10.8.1 final release" 9 to 5 Mac 2:41 PM
  • "Report: FileVault 2 Takes 34 Years for Brute Force Crack" The Mac Observer 7:24 PM
  • "Intego warns of buggy Mac malware" iTWire 9:28 PM
  • "Mozilla sets end of Firefox for OS X Leopard: Will cease upgrades after October's Firefox 16" Computerworld 8:39 AM
  • "What to do when a Mac always boots to verbose or single-user modes" MacFixIt 1:51 PM
  • "Disabling Google auto updates" Macworld 1:21 PM
  • "How to share files via e-mail in OS X: E-mailing files is a convenient sharing option, and there are several ways to do it in OS X." CNET Reviews 7:28 PM
  • "How to Install and Configure MySQL in Mountain Lion" Low End Mac 4:06 PM
  • "Mac OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 1:14 PM
  • "A Lifesaver for Your Brain: Digital Sticky Notes Done Right" ReadWriteWeb 9:20 AM
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: Mission Control" eXtensions 9:42 AM
  • "Six tips for managing your iTunes library" CNET 11:49 AM
  • "Use LaunchBar to Launch AppleScripts for iTunes" Kirkville 7:59 AM
  • "Q&A: Turning Off an Annoying Safari Alert" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:54 AM
  • "MacMost Now 751: Dashboard Widgets From Web Pages" MacMost 9:04 AM
  • "ReFind makes frequently used folders easy to find" Macworld 8:55 AM
  • "Folding Text, A Plain Text Outliner With Hidden Smarts" Cult of Mac 9:20 AM
  • "Put iTunes 'Now Playing' Message In Your Mountain Lion Notification Center [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:20 AM
  • "Turn Off Auto-Save in OS X Mountain Lion" OS X Daily 3:23 PM
  • "BBEdit Multi-file Find and Replace" Macdrifter 8:01 AM
  • "Quick Tip: Lightning Fast File Creation with Terminal" Mactuts+ 8:54 AM
  • "Use two-finger scroll to change pages in Finder column View file preview" Mac OS X Hints 10:18 AM
  • "Replace Notes app brown title bar with gray" Mac OS X Hints 10:18 AM
  • "Yet Another Way To Sync And Backup Files, Mac To Mac, Or Online (with advanced features)" NoodleMac 7:46 AM
  • "The Tail Of Two Mac Trash Apps: One Deletes Apps, One Makes The Trash Fun" Mac 360 7:46 AM
  • "Mac File Encryption Made Easy (and why the extra layer of encryption security is needed)" BohemianBoomer 7:46 AM
  • "6 Reasons Minco Time Tracker For Mac Might Be The Time Tracker App You Need" TeraTalks 7:46 AM
  • "Why CleanApp Is The Mac's Best App Uninstaller (it monitors installed apps)" Mac 360 7:46 AM
  • "3 Great Mac Apps To Crop Photos, Frame Photos, Batch Process Photos" McSolo 7:46 AM
  • "Hidden Dimensions: OS X is Getting Simpler. What to do About That" The Mac Observer 2:33 PM
  • "A Cautionary Tale: Do not move or rename your iCloud folder" TUAW 12:06 PM
  • "Still Not The Time To License OS X" MacNews 8:59 AM
  • "Whatever Happened To Apple's Answer To Microsoft Office For Mac? Remember iWork? As In iWork '09?" Mac 360 7:45 AM
Press Releases
  • "Circus Ponies Take Command of OS X Garbage with iTrash" The Mac Observer 6:19 PM
  • "Show the Remaining Battery Time Indicator Again in OS X Mountain Lion" OS X Daily 3:22 PM
  • "OCRkit v 1.12 Press Release" ExactCODE; 3:17 PM
  • "ePic for Mac OS X Allows Fast And Efficient Creation Of Slideshows" Redmond Pie 11:05 AM
  • "iStopMotion 3 Launches With Support For Using iPhone As A Camera" Boinx Software 9:56 AM
  • "Mac Audio: Boom 1.5.1 clears up ML, sound issues" FairerPlatform 10:59 AM
  • "Mac Games: Counter Strike: Global Offensive arrives" FairerPlatform 9:14 AM
  • "Zevrix PDF Checkpoint Now Supports Mac OS X Mountain Lion" prMac 10:37 AM
  • "Acclivity NYC Releases Checkout 3.5" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "Eternal Storms Software apps now compatible with OS X Mountain Lion" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Chronicle 5.0 for OS X - Automatic Management of Household Bills" prMac 7:43 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple, Feds Ink E-Book Deal: Apple and the Government Printing Office strike deal to make hundreds of government documents and manuscripts available on iTunes in e-book format." InformationWeek 4:26 PM
  • "Apple Pulls 'Genius' TV Ads from YouTube and"  MacRumors 1:16 PM
  • "Apple's Genius TV ads removed from its website and YouTube channel" 9 to 5 Mac 1:16 PM
  • "Apple Has Killed The Mac Guy 'Genius' Ads For Good" Cult of Mac 1:49 PM
  • "Apple is Ridiculously Valuable [Infographic] Mashable 4:11 PM
  • "Apple, Foxconn improve China plants, but more to do: audit"  Reuters 8:02 AM
  • "Video: Labour group gives Apple supplier passing grade" [Video Report] Reuters 8:44 AM
  • "Is Apple Supplier Foxconn Finally Giving Its Workers a Fair Shake?" ReadWriteWeb 8:56 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 Release Date: Friday, Sept. 21?" InformationWeek 9:16 AM
  • "iPhone 5 out on 21 September, network holiday ban suggests" Crave @ CNET 8:44 AM
  • "iPhone 5 release: Carriers march to 4G/LTE services war" Computerworld 8:59 AM
  • "Enabling FaceTime Over Our Mobile Broadband Network" ["Nonetheless, in another knee jerk reaction, some groups have rushed to judgment and claimed that AT&T's plans will violate the FCC's net neutrality rules. Those arguments are wrong."]  AT&T 8:58 AM
  • "AT&T responds to FaceTime controversy – says it is allowed to block FaceTime because it is a pre-installed app" 9 to 5 Mac 8:58 AM
  • "AT&T: We're Not Violating Net Neutrality by Limiting FaceTime Over Cellular" AllThingsD 9:21 AM
  • "AT&T defends FaceTime restrictions amid sharp criticism" CNET News 11:49 AM
  • "AT&T: FaceTime is Preloaded so We can Limit 3G Access" The Mac Observer 9:57 AM
  • "China Telecom subscribers rise on iPhone 4S sales" Electronista 11:34 AM
  • "Apple Prototype N90 iPhone hits eBay with sweet backside 'protologo'" 9 to 5 Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Rare iPhone 4 prototype appears on eBay complete with strange logo on the back panel" iMore 8:02 AM
  • "October 2009 iPhone 4 Prototype Shows Up on eBay" MacRumors 9:16 AM
  • "Apple Stores defy 'death of retail' with almost 300m visitors in FY2012" The Verge 8:24 AM
  • "Fired Apple worker sues, says Steve Jobs promised him job for life" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 11:12 AM
  • "Man behind Steve Jobs keynotes sues for unfair dismissal" Macworld UK 8:23 AM
  • "Apple's Cupertino comrades conspire to capture Russia" Channel Register 8:31 AM
  • "The World's Most Powerful Women: 16 New Faces" ["As wife of the late Apple cofounder and tech visionary Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs this year became the richest woman in Silicon Valley and joined the ranks of the world's leading ladies at No. 49. She is expected to put her billionaire status to good use."] Forbes 12:03 PM
  • "Art Game: If Venus de Milo had an iPhone/An artist creates a world where digital art and the aesthetics of Apple products invade the masterpiece-filled realm of the Louvre Museum." CNET News 11:49 AM
  • "An iPad on Wheels, Uber for Truckers: Four Standout Startups From Y Combinator Demo Day" Wired 8:37 AM
  • "Chasing Apple? Microsoft's NeoMedia QR Code Patent Deal Puts More Focus On Geometric Boxes" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Non-Apple players competing for China educational tablet market" DigiTimes 8:26 AM
  • "Who has the better unlimited plan? Sprint vs. T-Mobile" CNET News 8:34 AM
  • "T-Mobile adding unlimited data plans with no throttling on September 5th" The Verge 8:24 AM
  • "Spotify to Launch in Canada" [Paid Membership Required] 7:54 AM
  • "Watch TidBITS Presents 'Protecting Your Digital Life" TidBITS 6:18 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM EDT: The Once and Future Editor-In-Chief" TUAW 1:16 PM
  • "Matt Neuburg Discusses Programming in General and for iOS in Particular" MacVoices 1:15 PM
  • "Macworld Pundit Showdown XVIII: Macworld Podcast #316" Macworld 8:54 AM
  • "VidBITS:, Photo Sharing, and Excessive Reminders" TidBITS 8:40 AM
  • "Images of alleged iPhone 5 logic board, USB cable surface: Blurry images of logic board show internal chipset but no processor, while a single photo purportedly show the sync cable for the much-rumored smaller USB docking port." CNET News 9:05 PM
  • "LG says started production of new screen, as Apple plans product launch" Reuters 8:31 PM
  • "Ahead of next month's iPhone event, LG says it has begun mass production of thinner displays" 9 to 5 Mac 8:31 PM
  • "Purported next-gen iPhone charge/sync cable appears online" iLounge 1:49 PM
  • "New iPhone shipments to fall below 15 million units in 3Q12, say sources" DigiTimes 8:26 AM
  • "Merrill Lynch: Hon Hai may Produce Fewer Next-Gen iPhone's than Expected in the Coming Months" Patently Apple 8:45 AM
  • "Stock Shortages Of 27 Inch iMac Models In Several US Retailers Ahead Of Apple Event" AppleBitch 8:15 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Rune Raiders For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 7:44 AM
  • "Unlock For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7:44 AM
  • "Blocks of Pyramid Breaker For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7:44 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:32 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:32 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:32 AM
  • "MacMall holding 48-hour flash sale on MacBook Pro with Retina BTO configurations" AppleInsider 8:57 AM
  • "MacConnection Back to School: MacBook Air, $949.99" FairerPlatform 1:47 PM

  • "MID-2012 Mac Pro Review" Mac|Life 9:17 AM
  • "Audyssey Wireless Media Speakers: Yes, Bluetooth Can Sound Really Good" Gizmodo 8:56 AM
  • "Review: iHome iP76 color-changing stereo tower for iPhone and iPod" Beatweek Magazine 7:45 AM
  • "Griffin Binder Insert Case for iPad review" iMore 6:22 PM
  • "Desk Pets CarBot" iLounge 6:23 PM
  • "You guard Retina Display MacBook Pro with NuGuard Cover" MacNews 9:05 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands on with Quark DesignPad" Macworld 11:04 AM
  • "Perfect RSS Reader Review: Google Reader client mostly easy to use, certainly nice to look at" Macworld 7:58 AM
  • "FileMaker: Ideal Business-to-Business App Model" iPadCTO 1:14 PM
  • "Ultralingua Dictionary for iPhone Offers Mobile Reference" Tapscape 4:06 PM
  • "Not Cool: Weather+ Touch Is Nothing More Than A Solar Wannabe" App Advice 8:11 AM
  • "Build your cognitive skills with ThinkO for iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:02 AM
  • "Sing! For iPhone: Enjoy Karaoke Singing With Anyone Around The World" AddictiveTips 8:07 AM
  • "'Draw Breaker' Review - A Monster of a Brick Breaker" Touch Arcade 7:56 AM
  • "Super Mole Escape Review" Mac|Life 8:57 AM
  • "Ecoute Review: Ecoute is a music player that offers more features and a much better experience than the standard iOS music player. It's definitely worth taking a look." 148Apps 1:19 PM
  • "Seven Poets Review: Seven Poets offers a form of real-time fiction we haven't seen before, plus it's serialized to keep you gripped for longer." 148Apps 1:51 PM
  • "Fashion Hazard Review: A different idea for an endless runner kind of game, but lacking interesting content." 148Apps 11:37 AM
  • "Strange Cases: The Lighthouse Mystery Review" 148Apps 9:20 AM
  • "Sunshine Review: Help a simple photon restore the sunshine in the multiverse in this insanely fast-paced platformer that's sure to knock your socks off." 148Apps 10:36 AM
  • "How to increase the privacy of iMessage previews and alerts on your iPhone and iPad" iMore 3:41 PM
  • "How to Ditch Your Landline" Mashable 8:23 AM
  • "Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers under $300" iLounge 1:22 PM
  • "Turn A Few Characters Into A Phrase With iOS Keyboard Shortcuts" App Advice 8:12 AM
  • "Opinion: Chair Entertainment Releases Vote! Inexcusably Promotes Violence Between Political Parties for Virtual Coin Sales" 148Apps 8:31 PM
  • "How I Turned My iPhone 4 into iPhone 5 Before September 12th (video)" M.I.C. Gadget 7:28 PM
  • "iPad Success Hurting Dell's Bottom Line" PadGadget 4:10 PM
  • "How Apple v. Samsung stacks up against other big tech cases: Billions of dollars and Samsung's ability to sell numerous cellphone models in the United States are on the line in this case. Is that enough to rank it among the biggest in tech?" CNET News 3:24 PM
  • "The Trial" ["It's clear to me that over the last five years or so, Samsung has built not only a multibillion-dollar business, but a corporate culture around having Apple's number. The partnership has had irreversible conscious and subconscious effects on the way Samsung's product divisions think and do business. The proof is on the store shelves. It's sickening. But is it illegal?"] Apple Outsider 3:19 PM
  • "Apple design expert Peter Bressler recreates Roger Fidler's tablet prototype to point out major design differences" Edible Apple 2:32 PM
  • "Analysis: Can You Trust the Apple Store With Your Devices & Data?" The Mac Observer 1:14 PM
  • "Apple is the only company that can save TV"  BGR 10:18 AM
  • "The iPhone 5 And Mobile Payments - Yay or Nay?" Forbes 10:18 AM
  • "This Is Why AT&T's Latest Decision Is Horrible News For iPhone Owners" Business Insider 1:49 PM
  • "AT&T responds to FaceTime criticism, says you should be happy just to have apps at all" TUAW 1:15 PM
  • "FaceTime on 3G: AT&T, a Bunch of Appholes" Tapscape 1:15 PM
  • "Why We Hate Carries (AT&T Edition)" Tech.pinions 1:15 PM
  • "AT&T, Why Do You Dislike Your Customers?" App Advice 10:36 AM
  • "Opinion: AT&T Offers A Piss Poor Excuse For Limiting FaceTime" AppleBitch 9:57 AM
  • "Wild tale of Apple Store rampant corruption is likely a fake" Timmy Falcon 9:41 AM
  • "Observations and Opinions About Apple Retail" Tech.pinions 8:52 AM
  • "Is Apple Really the Largest Company Ever?" Investopedia 8:49 AM
  • "Apple TV: Rubbish, you don't like documentaries – I'll just flick to porn" The Register 10:35 AM
  • "Apple poised to enrage cable companies with new ad-blocking tech" BGR 8:53 AM
  • "Apple's Secret Weapon To Kill Ads And Dominate TV" Forbes 8:44 AM
  • "Dare To Be Stupid: You may have heard that iOS 6 will finally allow FaceTime over 3G networks – provided, of course, that the carrier allows it too." MacNews Blog 8:28 AM
  • "Think small" asymco 7:57 AM
  • "Samsung, Stop Your Photocopiers. (And Apple, Stop Your Lawyers)" Dan Weincek 7:51 AM
  • "When It Comes To Television, Apple Has An Ace In The Whole" PixoBebo 7:46 AM
  • "Password hints easily extracted from Windows 7, 8: Password hints are helpful to users, and possibly to hackers, too." Ars Technica 4:29 PM
  • "Would you give the government remote control over your router? Proposed 'emergency switch' would turn private routers into public resource." Ars Technica 3:16 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 tablet hands-on review" Telegraph 8:13 AM
  • "The Fake 'Official' Apple iPhone 5 Promo Video" Forbes 8:33 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The ultimate e-book on hurricanes is an iPad exclusive" ZDNet 9:19 PM
  • "ScrollThindicator places iOS scroll bars on a diet" iDownload Blog 7:59 PM
  • "Minecraft Pocket Edition Updated, Adds Chests, Creepers, Beds, And TNT!" Cult of Mac 9:12 PM
  • "Minecraft iOS getting chests, creepers, beds and more" TUAW 7:28 PM
  • "New App Detects Lies From Political Ads" TechCrunch 7:25 PM
  • "Seven Surprisingly Helpful iOS App Development Tips From Federal Agencies" Cult of Mac 3:41 PM
  • "'Supermagical' from 'Pro Zombie Soccer' Developers Finally Launches Worldwide" Touch Arcade 3:36 PM
  • "Google Chrome For iOS One-Ups Safari With Sharing To Google+, Facebook, Twitter" Cult of Mac 3:35 PM
  • "Chrome for iOS updated with social and email sharing features, bugfixes and optimizations" 9 to 5 Mac 3:21 PM
  • "Mattel Brings iPad to Life with Toys that Interact with iPad Games" PadGadget 1:22 PM
  • "Adobe Updates Photoshop Express for iOS" iClarified 11:37 AM
  • "Never Shoot A Boring Video Anymore With Videokits" App Advice 8:57 AM
  • "Hey developers: You can now add an Instagram-like experience right into your apps" The Next Web 8:56 AM
  • "New iPad-based POS solution aims at small grocery stores" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Logitech rolls out washable keyboard" Electronista 8:17 AM
  • "Take Note Of Projectbook's First Ever, Feature-Rich Update" App Advice 8:11 AM
  • "Eat Until You Explode In Zuba!" App Advice 8:11 AM
  • "Use DietBulletin To Make Notification Banners Super Slim On Your Jailbroken iOS Device [Jailbreak] Cult of Mac 8:06 AM
  • "AlwaysOn Technologies, Inc. Announces the Release of Cloud Browse v5.0" prMac 10:37 AM
  • "CodeSpot Mobile releases Apps Quiz Game 1.0 - App Store App Quiz" prMac 9:44 AM
  • "Tech Startup launches virtual boxing app on the App Store" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Vancouver Developers Create New Photo App for the Apple Market" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Tap Ladder Insanity to the Moon - Tapping Out All Animal Cancers" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "1st full-featured professional camera app for iPad released! Price-drop" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Synoptical Studios releases full Lexual stimulation" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Spinr for iOS - An Interactive Alternative for the Contacts App" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Let Your iPhone Take You Out to the Ballgame" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Kids Coloring Book Pages 1.0 Free for iOS - Super Graphics, Retina Ready" prMac 7:51 AM
  • "Fun and Match - A new and different Mind Game for iOS released" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Educational Math Game Helps Kids Learn Place Value" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Best Decision App From Leap Commerce Transforms Mobile Ecommerce" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Beatles to Apple to Apps: Make Me Music Saves Music Education" prMac 7:50 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Weak Sales and a Large Write-Down Give H.P. a Loss" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:48 PM
  • "HP posts mega-loss after EDS writedown" Reuters 4:27 PM
  • "HP posts huge quarterly loss" Reuters 3:25 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard makes $8.8bn loss in third quarter" BBC 6:24 PM
  • "HP Lowers FY2012 Guidance Amid Slowing Sales" AllThingsD 3:25 PM
  • "Weak Sales Hurt H.P. in Quarter" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:27 PM
  • "HP earnings and sales slump" CNNMoney 4:18 PM
  • "HP FY Q3 EPS Matches Guide; Revs Light; Trims Full Yr View" Forbes 3:36 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Earnings Beat, but Sales Are Light" CNBC 3:24 PM
  • "HP loses 4,000 employees in quarter, accelerates employee departures" VentureBeat 7:25 PM
  • "H-P posts loss, but beats view; shares up" MarketWatch 3:24 PM
  • "HP Q3 Revenue, Guidance Light" Barron's 3:24 PM
  • "HP to report its biggest quarterly loss in history" VentureBeat 8:48 AM
  • "HP To Take A Lot of Bitter Medicine In Earnings Report Today" AllThingsD 10:36 AM
  • "HP: Expect PC Pressure" TheStreet 1:19 PM
  • "HP Doesn't Have to Be Apple" TheStreet 7:55 AM
  • "Dell, HP continue slow death march to irrelevence: The No. 2 US PC maker's earnings stank. Expect the same from the No. 1 today." InvestorPlace 10:11 AM
  • "Dell Shares Slide On Weak PC Outlook; Next Up, HP Earnings" Forbes 8:44 AM
  • "Dell, H-P Facing Stronger Headwinds on PC Sales" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:46 AM
  • "Dell Struggles Amidst PC Sales Slump" PC Magazine 2:41 PM
  • "Dell Dented 7% as PC Woes Mount" FOXBusiness 10:35 AM
  • "Dell's weak outlook draws price target cuts; shares down" Reuters 10:37 AM
  • "Dell losses lead weakness in tech stocks" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "Dell Forecast Misses Estimates As PC Sales Continue Slump" Bloomberg 9:26 AM
  • "Dell's weak outlook draws price target cuts" Reuters 7:52 AM
  • "Dell Delivers a Downer" TheStreet 7:55 AM
  • "It's not just crap PC sales: Dell's storage revs are also slipping down" The Register 8:31 AM
  • "Dell's Stumble Offers An Attractive Entry Point" Seeking Alpha 8:27 AM
  • "Dell Reduces Outlook, But Still Has Upside" Seeking Alpha 8:27 AM
  • "Dell posts 18 percent drop in profits as consumer business shrinks" The Inquirer 8:38 AM
  • "A Dell Solution: Spin Off That Dreary PC Business" WSJ Blogs 4:11 PM
  • "Will Microsoft Windows 8 open doors or slam them shut?" FOXNews 9:54 AM
  • "Apple vs. Microsoft: A tech rivalry revisited/The iPhone maker is now the most valuable public company in history, breaking a record for market cap that the software giant set in 1999." The Fiscal Times 9:54 AM
  • "Microsoft in Transition" [Video Report] CNBC 3:23 PM
  • "One Player's Loss is Another's Gain: Microsoft has been planning for long to bring out Windows 8 and its Surface range of tablet computers as a reply to Apple's hit and popular iPad. As the release date approaches, the Windows maker is on its toes to make the event a big success" The Motley Fool 8:46 AM
  • "Office 2013 Will Solidify Microsoft's Top Position" Seeking Alpha 8:48 AM
  • "Rometty's IBM Smells Just as Sweet" TheStreet 8:27 AM
  • "IBM develops skills for rosy opportunities in Africa" CIO East Africa 9:55 AM
  • "Intel's Medfield Reference Design Picked up by Russia's MegaFon" AnandTech 7:56 AM
  • "Intel-Based MegaFon Mint Smartphone Hits Russian Market" eWeek 11:13 AM
  • "Intel Finds a Russian MegaFon for Its Android Ambitions" AllThingsD 8:38 AM
  • "AMD snubs hackers' tiny package, will fix raided blog" The Register 8:31 AM
  • "New Federal Rules Would Make Your Biometric Data Internet-Accessible" ReadWriteWeb 8:09 AM
  • "Darpa Has Seen the Future of Computing ... And It's Analog" Wired Magazine 8:37 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple now worth 30 times Dell's market value" MacDailyNews 9:04 AM
  • "Apple Pullback a Healthy Sign, Cramer Says" CNBC 8:11 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks mostly lower ahead of China data/Asian stocks traded mostly lower Thursday ahead of preliminary Chinese manufacturing data and after the release of relatively dovish minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve." MarketWatch 8:40 PM
  • "Dell losses take tech's center stage" MarketWatch 4:16 PM
  • "Dell drags down US Tech Stocks" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:00 AM
  • "Stocks Pare Losses on Hopes Fed Will Step In" TheStreet 4:17 PM
  • "Stocks pare losses after Fed minutes, close mixed - Aug. 22, 2012" CNNMoney 4:17 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Little Changed: Hopes that the Federal Reserve may act again to stimulate the economy gave investors the cue to push stocks off their lows and finish roughly flat." [Paid Membership Required] 4:17 PM
  • "Stock Futures Trace European Declines" TheStreet 7:58 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop ahead of Greece talks/Banks and resource firms lead markets lower" MarketWatch 9:06 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:25 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:26 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:17 PM

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