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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, August 23, 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 Fans, Welcome to the Machine: For decades, the percentage of PCs in the world far outpaced the very minor percentage of Macs. Apple users were underdogs. Rebels. Thinkers. Geniuses. We were bucking trends and doing something different. Now, though, Apple's the most valuable company on Wall Street. We Apple fans aren't bucking trends anymore. We are the trend."  MacNewsWorld 11:12 AM
  • "Apple and the burden of being a behemoth" ["Microsoft came by its valuation honestly. It powered virtually all of the computers in the world, and its Office suite was ubiquitous -- and neither of these facts has changed. Microsoft hasn't faded as much as its buzz has. Can Apple avoid doing the same? I think the answer is a qualified yes, for the opposite reason that Microsoft was fated to fade."]  Reuters 2:02 PM
  • "Verdict could shake Apple to its core" ["A loss for Apple will likely embolden its competitors, giving them the green light to style their products in Apple's image and shed any pretense of independence. ... A win for Apple is a more unpredictable — and interesting — outcome. It will essentially grant the Cupertino, Calif.-based industry titan the sole rights to devices with a rectangular frame and round corners, as well as the smartphone homescreen with frequently used icons tacked to the bottom."]  Boston Herald 8:54 AM
  • "Clock ticks down on a verdict in Apple v. Samsung" CNET News 4:07 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung jury has tough task: Verdict could impact technology innovation"  MarketWatch 7:52 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung Patent War Puts Future of Innovation At Risk" Forbes 7:53 AM
  • "Samsung Apple Trial: Juror Verdict Form" [Paid Membership Required] 4:08 PM
  • "Samsung Apple Trial: Jury Instructions" [Paid Membership Required] 4:08 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung portray different visions of the future given jury's decision" AppleInsider 7:29 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung Expert Witnesses Reap Big Bucks: How pretty was the pay day? Apple gave one expert witness $1.75 million to construct a damages figure in the case against Samsung." InformationWeek 9:08 AM
  • "Apple is getting too big to even compare with other companies" MarketWatch 9:04 AM
  • "Apple Appeals Kodak Imaging Patent Ruling" AllThingsD 1:23 PM
  • "DOJ compares Apple and publishers to big oil in ebooks case"  paidContent 9:26 AM
  • "DOJ accuses Apple, e-book publishers of 'unmistakable' harm" Electronista 1:57 PM
  • "DoJ accuses Apple of prolonging price fixing suit for financial gain" AppleInsider 7:40 PM
  • "One year down, many to go: 5 things Apple has done since Tim Cook took over"  Ars Technica 9:35 AM
  • "How Steve Jobs' Love of Simplicity Fueled A Design Revolution: Passionate to the point of obsessive about design, Steve Jobs insisted that his computers look perfect inside and out"  Smithsonian Magazine 2:08 PM
  • "About the OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.1 Update" Apple Support 10:36 AM
  • "OS X 10.8.1 update fixes Thunderbolt audio issues and more: Apple's first update to Mountain Lion is available and while relatively small, should fix several outstanding bugs." MacFixIt 1:20 PM
  • "OS X 10.8.1 now out with fixes for Migration Assistant, Exchange Server, more" Ars Technica 10:54 AM
  • "Mac OS 10.8.1 Mountain Lion released, fixes issues in Thunderbolt, Exchange, Migration assistant, iMessages and more" 9 to 5 Mac 10:46 AM
  • "Mountain Lion 10.8.1 Out with iMessage, Exchange Fixes" The Mac Observer 10:52 AM
  • "Apple Releases OS X 10.8.1 with Fixes for Migration Assistant, Exchange, and iMessage Issues" MacRumors 10:54 AM
  • "Apple grooms Mountain Lion with 10.8.1 update" iTWire 6:56 PM
  • "Apple Seeds First Developer Build of OS X 10.8.2" MacRumors 11:08 AM
  • "Apple releases first build of 10.8.2 to developers, includes Facebook, iMessage phone number merging" 9 to 5 Mac 1:20 PM
  • "First Look: Facebook integration in OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2" AppleInsider 7:29 PM
  • "Mountain Lion 10.8.2 to require iPhoto and Aperture updates for Shared Photo Streams" 9 to 5 Mac 4:09 PM
  • "About the OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.1 Update" Apple Support 7:18 PM
  • "AppleScript scripts for paragraph navigation and selection in BBEdit" Betalogue 7:17 PM
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: Network" eXtensions 9:38 AM
  • "Upgrading the Native PHP Installation on OS X Mountain Lion" Mactuts+ 9:35 AM
  • "Record simple screencasts with Screeny" Macworld 9:28 AM
  • "Removing songs from a manually managed iPod Article" iLounge 2:00 PM
  • "Search Smarter With Safari 6 In Mountain Lion [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:26 AM
  • "Bring Retro Macintosh Sound Effects to OS X" OS X Daily 2:47 PM
  • "Apple's iWeb For Mac Is Dead. Adobe To The Rescue With A 'Cheap' Web Site Building Tool" Mac 360 7:38 AM
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: 6 Top Reasons to Visit your Library (Folder)" The Mac Observer 1:01 PM
  • "This Little Tip Will Change The Way You Use Fonts In OS X Forever [Image] Cult of Mac 10:47 AM
  • "Script to Pause and Resume Growl with a Hidden Menu Icon" Mac OS X Hints 10:26 AM
  • "Chronologically sort trimmed videos in iPhoto" Mac OS X Hints 10:25 AM
  • "Free: A Simple Way To Put iTunes Track Information Into Mountain Lion's Notification Center" BohemianBoomer 7:38 AM
  • "Is Your Mac's Sound Volume Simply Not Loud Enough? Add Boom To Give Your Mac More Boom" McSolo 7:39 AM
  • "How Your Mac Can Inspire You, Increase Your Vocabulary, And Teach You A Foreign Language" TeraTalks 7:39 AM
  • "A New And Free Way To Tag Files, Rate Files, And Search For Files On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:38 AM
  • "Here's Something Crazy Useful That Every Mac User Needs: Cheap Templates For Microsoft Word" Mac 360 7:39 AM
  • "The Golden Ratio: What It Is And How To Use It To Build A Website On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:38 AM
  • "Who Inherits Your iTunes Library? Many of us will accumulate vast libraries of digital books and music over the course of our lifetimes, but when we die, our collections of words and music may expire with us."  SmartMoney 4:11 PM
  • "Fuzzy Retina Fonts: How Bad Are They?" Low End Mac 2:17 PM
  • "Linux and Apple: Which Is the Lemon, Which Is the Lemonade?" Linux Insider 11:12 AM
  • "Why Apple's iCloud Doesn't Just Work"  ReadWriteWeb 9:28 AM
Press Releases
  • "Parallels Desktop 8 and VMWare Fusion 5 announced" MacFixIt 3:16 PM
  • "Parallels 8 Announced, Will Be Available September 4, Free For New Parallels 7 Users" Redmond Pie 7:42 PM
  • "Apple Releases Security Updates for Apple Remote Desktop 3.0 or Later" Intego 1:18 PM
  • "HP Printer Drivers for Snow Leopard and later" FairerPlatform 1:00 PM
  • "Living Earth HD brings the iOS favorite to your Mac desktop" TUAW 9:36 AM
  • "Windows 8 comes to the Mac: VMware Fusion 5 for the Mac introduces support for Windows 8 VMs, advanced features for developers, and IT controls for BYOD scenarios" InfoWorld 9:35 AM
  • "VMware's Fusion 5 Adds Mountain Lion, Windows 8 Support" The Mac Observer 8:50 AM
  • "NeoOffice 3.3: Mountain Lion, GateKeeper, Retina support added" FairerPlatform 7:45 AM
  • "iVigilo Smartcam for OS X turns Mac into IP cam w Face/Motion Detection" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Chess Deluxe Now Available on the Mac App Store" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "YourtTrip - How to make a trip plan efficiently" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Living Earth HD 1.0 - World Clock + Weather for OS X: Top iOS App on Mac" prMac 7:45 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "2 More Hints of a Big September in Store for Apple" The Motley Fool 8:13 AM
  • "iPhone 5 to T-Mobile and MetroPCS in September: Report" Beatweek Magazine 7:39 AM
  • "Baird: iPhone 5 'Poised For Lift-Off,' 50M+ Sales Possible; Little Interest In Potential FB Phone" Barron's 10:38 AM
  • "Why iPhone 5 May Not Break A Quarter Billion Units Sold" Forbes 9:50 AM
  • "iPhone Subsidies Working Out Well for China Telecom" AllThingsD 7:53 AM
  • "AT&T's Facetime charge shows unlimited data deals aren't rubber-clad"  Computerworld 9:44 AM
  • "AT&T To Limit iPhone's FaceTime - Challenges FCC's 'No Blocking' Rule"  ReadWriteWeb 8:30 AM
  • "Store wars: Samsung, Apple gadgets at 10 paces"  Brisbane Times 1:22 PM
  • "Samsung opens an Apple Store in Australia" BGR 4:10 PM
  • "Android Tablet Makers Stuck Eating Apple's iPad Market Crumbs" Patently Apple 10:20 AM
  • "Walmart drops 16GB iPhone 4S to $148 at some stores" Electronista 9:24 AM
  • "Walmart Joins iPhone Price Cut With 'iPhone 5' On Horizon" PCWorld 1:59 PM
  • "Analysts: Don't expect one winner to conquer mobile payments market" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Forget Archery, At Camp in Silicon Valley We Build Apps" Forbes 7:50 AM
  • "How to Become an App Store Millionaire: Make a Hit App, and Don't Make Anything Else" AllThingsD 10:52 AM
  • "Jobs widow is 49th most powerful woman" Macworld UK 9:22 AM
  • "Steve Jobs's Widow Is The 49th Most Powerful Woman In The World" Cult of Mac 10:47 AM
  • "Apple yanks Genius ads off YouTube and" Digital Trends 9:26 AM
  • "This Is What Ashton Kutcher Looks Like Playing Steve Jobs After His Return To Apple [Gallery] Cult of Mac 9:25 AM
  • "MacFormat reimagines Steve Jobs movie" TechRadar UK 7:40 AM
  • "The classy coffee table gives old Power Mac G4s a new lease on life" TechHive 1:18 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Quality Matters: J.D. Power And Associates Crowns Verizon Wireless King Of Network Quality" TechCrunch 2:01 PM
  • "Verizon again tops J.D. Power and Associates Network Quality Performance report" 9 to 5 Mac 1:47 PM
  • "Ten ways Workday looks like the Apple for enterprise" ZDNet 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Advances Next-Gen ePen with Multi-Touch & Beyond" Patent Bolt 7:39 AM
  • "A Look Into Tim Cook's First Year As CEO And His Recipe For A New Apple On Our Newest CultCast" Cult of Mac 8:56 PM
  • "Live @ 10 PM ET - Facetime on AT&T, Evil Geniuses, Apple v Samsung, iPhone trade-ins + More!" Insanely Great Mac 3:38 PM
  • "iMore show 307: What if Google had never made Android?" iMore 1:23 PM
  • "5by5 | The Critical Path #51: Product Portfolio Theory" asymco 1:19 PM
  • "Mastering iOS development: Matt Neuburg has suffered through the difficult bits of iOS development so you don't have to." O'Reilly Radar 9:34 AM
  • "iPhone Security Unbreakable? Security Gurus Disagree: Hardened PIN entry and full-disk encryption make Apple smartphones extremely tough to crack, says forensic expert, prompting much debate." InformationWeek 9:08 AM
  • "Is this the new 8-pin connector for the iPhone 5: If Apple switches to a eight-pin connector it may render old and existing accessories unusable" Macworld UK 9:22 AM
  • "LG Display Starts Producing New Panels: The chief executive of LG Display Co. said the company started the mass production of panels using so-called in-cell technology earlier this month, a new display technology that is widely expected to be used for Apple Inc.'s next iPhone device." [Paid Membership Required] 8:47 AM
  • "LG announces iPhone 5 display production has commenced" Network World 1:01 PM
  • "More Evidence That The iPhone 5 Is Going To Have A Very Thin Screen" Business Insider 9:11 AM
  • "LG Has Started Production on Super Thin Screens Supposedly for the iPhone 5" Gizmodo 9:22 AM
  • "Apple employee photographs found on old Mac ROMs [Photos] 9 to 5 Mac 9:54 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Files New Patents Relating to Haptics, Thunderbolt, iSight and Improved Accessibility for the Hearing Impaired" Patently Apple 8:28 AM
  • "Apple files for new patents on Thunderbolt, iSight" CNET News 2:15 PM
  • "Apple looking to refine hearing aid output, add customizable alerts with iDevices" AppleInsider 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Working On Improved Networking Techniques" MacNews 10:20 AM
  • "Apple Eyes Wireless Headset Having Adaptive Powering" MacNews 10:27 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "HDR FX Pro For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:29 AM
  • "Foozle For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:29 AM
  • "Firetruck Race! For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:29 AM
  • "Apple Display Buyer's Guide -Up To $170 Off Apple 27 ' Thunderbolt Display -Best Apple Monitor Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 1:00 PM
  • "iPod Classic Buyer's Guide... Prices $80 to $249 -The Best iPod Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 10:45 AM
  • "Top Selling Mac Accessories -$10 to $999... Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 11:48 AM

  • "This Video Pits Parts From The New iPhone Against The iPhone 4S, Galaxy S III" TechCrunch 9:12 AM
  • "V525W multifunction produces nice output, but ink is expensive" Macworld 2:04 PM
  • "iCade Core & iCade Mobile Review" Mac|Life 10:54 AM
  • "Tiltpod Mobile Review: Does Your Phone Need a Cradle?" Gizmodo 1:27 PM
  • "Edinburgh 2012: The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, Gilded Balloon, review" Telegraph 9:29 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Drafts 2.0: New Fonts, New Look, A Brand New Kind of Sync, And Now On iPad" MacStories 1:58 PM
  • "Microsoft Office Web Apps For iPad A Game Changer" BYTE 1:21 PM
  • "How Facebook Ditched The Mobile Web & Went Native With Its New iOS App" ReadWriteWeb 2:12 PM
  • "Hands-on: Facebook 5.0 for iOS is as speedy as Facebook claims" Ars Technica 2:03 PM
  • "Facebook Speeds Up iPhone and iPad Apps" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:30 PM
  • "Finally, Facebook Speeds Up Its iOS App" AllThingsD 1:23 PM
  • "Facebook Messages: A rundown of its new look" Macworld 1:20 PM
  • "Your Music Collection Has Never Looked So Good As It Does In MUSaIC" App Advice 3:50 PM
  • "Projectbook: Notes and To-Dos Review" Mac|Life 1:21 PM
  • "'s new iOS app: social TV for the mainstream" GigaOM 8:10 AM
  • "Boingo Wi-Finder for iOS smartly adds data usage tracking" GigaOM 8:10 AM
  • "Monster Coloring Book for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 9:28 AM
  • "'Mikey Shorts' Review - Good, Old Fashioned Fun" Touch Arcade 1:23 PM
  • "InstaFonts Review: InstaFonts allows you to easily add attractive text to your Instagram photos before uploading them. It's not perfect but it is useful." 148Apps 9:36 AM
  • "Time Trap Review: This hidden object game stands out thanks to its intriguing plot, moody artwork, and plethora of environments." 148Apps 9:51 AM
  • "KooZac Review: KooZac is an intelligent combination of Tetris and number puzzling, ideal for adults and kids alike." 148Apps 3:14 PM
  • "Denominations Review" 148Apps 2:38 PM
  • "One Epic Knight Review" 148Apps 1:58 PM
  • "Mikey Shorts Review" 148Apps 1:57 PM
  • "Farming Simulator 2012 Review" 148Apps 1:29 PM
  • "Aliens Abducted for iPhone Will Abduct Your Free Time" Tapscape 3:16 PM
  • "Keri Racing is an Awesome Blend of iPhone Game Genres" Tapscape 2:00 PM
  • "Ten Tips and Tricks Every iPhone and iPad User Should Know" [Paid Membership Required] 8:46 PM
  • "The Most Annoying Things You Do with Your Phone That You Should Quit (or At Least Be Aware Of)" Lifehacker 10:53 AM
  • "Speculation of two separate fall iPhone and iPad mini events arises" 9 to 5 Mac 6:53 PM
  • "Steve Jobs describes future of personal computing in 1983 speech" AppleInsider 9:29 PM
  • "AT&T, have you no shame? Inside the company's customer-enraging plan to limit FaceTime." Ars Technica 6:55 PM
  • "Why you don't need an unlimited data plan on your Android or iPhone: Most smartphone users don't hit the 2GB per month data cap, according to a study by NPD Connected Intelligence. The company tracked data usage by 1,000 Android users." Christian Science Monitor 4:13 PM
  • "After 30 years, Apple may be finally making a dent in PC sales" Montreal Gazette 7:19 PM
  • "Why Apple is a better company for most people..."  BGR 1:58 PM
  • "Understanding Why I Was So Wrong About Apple" Seeking Alpha 7:38 PM
  • "Samsung Swears They Didn't Copy Apple Even Though Their Store Looks Just Like An Apple Store" Cult of Mac 1:22 PM
  • "Why The iPad Mini's Release Should Be Delayed" App Advice 1:22 PM
  • "Unlimited Data Plans: T-Mobile vs AT&T, Verizon, Sprint" Tapscape 1:00 PM
  • "Apple The Driving Force Behind Samsung's Foundry Business – Ongoing 'Frenemies' Relationship Not In Jeopardy – IC Insights" MacPrices 1:00 PM
  • "Latest Foxconn Report Fails to Impress Skeptics" MacNewsWorld 11:12 AM
  • "Is this the first true iPad? 1994 tablet shows up in Apple court case" Electricpig 9:35 AM
  • "Apple urges Jury not to slap Samsung on the wrist; Highlights their reluctance to bring in top executives to testify" Edible Apple 11:48 AM
  • "WSJ Examines the Darker Side of Freemium" Mac|Life 9:22 AM
  • "Apple Needs To Shore Up The Chinks In Its Armor" MacNews 9:10 AM
  • "AT&T's App-Blocking Defense Is Weak and Anti-Consumer"  Wired 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Has A New Secret Weapon To Dominate TV (it's the pipe dream that won't work)" PixoBebo 7:39 AM
  • "Apple is putting Google's Voice search app through purgatory yet again" 9 to 5 Mac 5:08 PM
  • "Check Out This Huge Crowd Cheering For The Microsoft Store Opening In Boston" Business Insider 2:04 PM
  • "The worst job at Google: hunting for child porn, beheading videos" Ars Technica 10:50 AM
  • "What Happens When You Don't Click On Those Free iPod Nano Pop-Ups" Gizmodo 1:26 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "TomTom tweaks GPS app for iPhone, iPad" iTWire 7:41 PM
  • "AT&T Mobile Share plans now available" TUAW 7:40 PM
  • "Case-Mate Partners with Vaja" Case-Mate 2:35 PM
  • "Angry Birds Space Update Has Pigs Hijacking the Curiosity Mars Rover" iClarified 1:58 PM
  • "App Rewind: Camera+ Thrives Despite Apple's Previous Rejection" App Advice 1:48 PM
  • "Lumify Launches To Stitch Beautiful Short Videos Together On Your iPhone" TechCrunch 1:28 PM
  • "Facebook for iOS goes Obj-C native and speeds up, but that's about it" TUAW 2:02 PM
  • "Facebook Rebuilds Its iOS App, Siding With Apple Against Google" ReadWriteWeb 1:18 PM
  • "Facebook launches native app for iPhone and iPad, rebuilt from ground up to be twice as fast" The Next Web 1:18 PM
  • "Facebook Unleashes A Brand New And Blisteringly Fast iPhone App" AppleBitch 12:59 PM
  • "Finally... new Facebook app released for iOS today" ehMac 12:59 PM
  • "ASCC Explores Ways to Leverage Apple Technology in New Products" Business Wire 9:48 AM
  • "Mobile Network Operators Not to Blame for iPhone SMS Vulnerability" Business Wire 9:48 AM
  • "Kabam Expands Mobile Line-up on Android and iOS with Arcane Empires" Business Wire 9:48 AM
  • "Reconnect Face to Face with Friends and Family Using Your iPad" PadGadget 9:35 AM
  • "Add Vibrations To Any iOS System Action With Vibrate Things" AddictiveTips 9:24 AM
  • "Dedicate Music to Your Facebook Friends With This Radio App" Mashable 9:21 AM
  • "Leap adds motion sensing control to any PC or Mac -- for only $70" ZDNet 9:14 AM
  • "Google Chrome for IOS goes social: Webpages can be shared via Google+, Facebook and Twitter" The Inquirer 8:38 AM
  • "Is Serendipity Dead? Location-Based Mobile App Roamz Relaunches To Focus On User Intent Instead" TechCrunch 8:31 AM
  • "Dedicated Auto / Truck / Car Mount & Stand for iPad 2 / iPad 3" USBfever 7:45 AM
  • "Split Things iOS Madness: 1000 Downloads in 2 days" prMac 10:48 AM
  • "Frustratingly Good - There is an App for that?" prMac 9:27 AM
  • "Photo Delight 2.0 for iPad gets a revamp, gorgeous UI and Retina support" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Nutty Squirrels iPhone Game Highlights Artwork by Schoolchildren" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Nosy Crow Launches First Free Game App - The Grunts: Beard of Bees" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Hard Work Tastes Bitter But Success is Sweet" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "TalkTapp for iPhone - Updating Your Social Networks Was Never Easier" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "CodeBusters Multi-Platform Multiplayer Game out now" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "QikShare for iOS - Quickly share your Dropbox files with Bump" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Assault Mission - Defend a Castle is now ready for sale" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Polynomial Long Division 1.0 for iOS: Algebra App with Step-by-Step Aid" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "App Finds you a hotel that welcomes your pet, as well as you" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Agile Tortoise releases Drafts for iPad, along with Drafts 2.0" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "SpeedGlow Speedometer 1.0 for iPhone - Gesture Controls, Simple Display" prMac 7:45 AM
  • "Solar Walk 2.0 as a New Way to Teach Astronomy" prMac 7:45 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP's Historic Loss: Can Meg Whitman Save the PC Giant? Can Anyone?" Daily Ticker 10:39 AM
  • "H-P, Dell Struggle as Buyers Shun PCs" [Paid Membership Required] 8:47 AM
  • "Dell, HP Missing Out on Mobile Computing Shift" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:04 AM
  • "HP CEO: Turnaround Will Take Time/HP's third quarter results show PC, printer, server, and services revenues in decline, but Meg Whitman sees silver linings in the otherwise dark cloud." InformationWeek 9:08 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Shares Sinking As Whitman's Warnings Sink In" Forbes 9:24 AM
  • "HP posts mega-loss after EDS writedown" Reuters 8:14 AM
  • "HP earnings: 6 lowlights" GigaOM 8:10 AM
  • "HP mirrors Dell's bleak outlook, brokerages cut price targets" Reuters 8:14 AM
  • "Dell, HP and the folly of the consumer PC business" ZDNet 9:51 AM
  • "Dell & HP together on a long road to nowhere" GigaOM 8:10 AM
  • "Dell Doesn't See Boost From Windows 8: PC maker says sales to consumers are likely to remain soft through the second half, despite launch of Microsoft's new operating system." InformationWeek 9:08 AM
  • "Dell's Virtuous Cycle Stops Spinning" [Paid Membership Required] 8:24 PM
  • "Dell losses take tech's center stage" MarketWatch 9:03 AM
  • "Don't Be So Hard on Microsoft/Windows 8, torrents of free cash flow and a potential dividend increase may lift the underperforming stock. Fred Hickey: 'That is the lowest I have seen the multiple in years.'" Barron's 7:53 AM
  • "25 Years Later, Microsoft Unveils A Revamped Corporate Logo" TechCrunch 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Unveils New Logo -- First Major Change In 25 Years" Forbes 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft gets a new logo after 25 years" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:46 PM
  • "Microsoft revamps logo for 1st time in 25 years: Microsoft unveils new logo to herald makeover of Windows, entry into tablet computer market" Associated Press 4:14 PM
  • "Microsoft gets a new logo for the first time since 1987" Seattle Times 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft has a brand new logo, its first since 1987" The Next Web 9:36 AM
  • "Microsoft reels in YouGov, NBC, Rock the Vote and more for Xbox US election hub" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "Prudential Center windows open on Microsoft shop" Boston Herald 8:54 AM
  • "Oracle, Microsoft and Samsung Paid this Little Company Tens of Millions of Dollars Upfront" The Motley Fool 3:16 PM
  • "Examining Intel's Guerilla Approach To The Smartphone Sector" Seeking Alpha 8:14 AM
  • "Cisco as a Dividend Grower: Nice Start But We Explain Potential Trouble Ahead" Forbes 8:38 AM
  • "SEC to require tech companies to disclose use of minerals from conflict zones" IDG News Service 8:41 AM
  • "PC makers – at the margins" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:57 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple is now worth 30 Dells: Also 17 HPs, 15 Facebooks, six Amazons, five Intels and two Microsofts" Fortune 7:52 AM
  • "Will Apple Crumble Just Like Those Before It?"  The Motley Fool 8:12 AM
Industry News
  • "Morgan Stanley Funds in Big Facebook Bet" [Paid Membership Required] 9:02 PM
  • "H-P's decline leads broad tech slide: Losses by Hewlett-Packard Co. show no signs of abating in afternoon trading Thursday as the technology giant's shares led a decline in the tech sector following negative comments about the PC market from Chief Executive Meg Whitman." MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "H-P losses drag on tech stocks" MarketWatch 9:05 AM
  • "Stocks sell off on slowing growth worries" CNNMoney 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks Fall on Fed Skepticism; Most Dow Shares Decline" TheStreet 4:03 PM
  • "Futures Little Changed; Traders Weigh Fed Hopes, Growth Worries" FOXBusiness 9:00 AM
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  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:01 PM
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