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Monday Highlights: Analyst at RBC Capital Markets predicts content creation will be "Apple's next $10 billion frontier"; Mark Gurman's sources reveal Apple's plans to introduce high-end AirPods as well as "studio-quality over-ear headphones" in coming year—more our Apple/Macintosh and Op/Ed sections; DRM issues derail anticipated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance game for Mac; Forbes report on $5 million surveillance vehicle which can hack an iPhone from distance of 500m; Apple News offers curated coverage of 2018 midterm elections; your options for mortgages could be limited based on your digital foot print, including devices you use; smart home devices have a dark side, can be exploited by domestic abusers; Apple among Silicon Valley execs meeting for discussion over privacy; you can now measure distances in Google Earth; teardown of Vivo Nex reveals how pop-up selfie camera works; Patrick Moorhead explains his switch to Galaxy S9+ over iPhone X.

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  • "Exclusive: Google, Apple CEOs in talks on patent issues"  Reuters 2:00 PM
  • "Apple Patent Fight: Google in Cross Hairs" [Paid Membership Required] 7:00 PM
  • "Why Apple Would Settle With Google: Patent litigation has become as much a part of technology as the next hot gadget, but at least two heavyweights embroiled in a patent dispute, Appleand Google, may be prepared to bury the hatchet." TheStreet 2:15 PM
  • "Apple's Cook, Google's Page talk patents, report says" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:37 PM
  • "The myth of pinch-to-zoom: how a confused media gave Apple something it doesn't own"  The Verge 2:00 PM
  • "Steve Jobs stole bounce back scrolling from Atari, claim: Principle of bounce-back scrolling becomes obvious if you play Atari game Pong, which Jobs was involved with"  Macworld UK 7:38 AM
  • "Apple v Samsung verdict concern: Forman of jury owns smartphone patents, claim/Daily Mail claims that the verdict cannot be trusted as the Forman owns smartphone patents"  Macworld UK 8:08 AM
  • "Apple versus Samsung: Jury foreman justifies $1bn verdict" BBC 7:36 PM
  • "Court filing provides peek at Apple's massive legal bill: A trial the scope of the one between Apple and Samsung in the U.S. does not come cheap. A new court filing offers a peek at its scale." CNET News 7:34 PM
  • "Apple's Verdict: Flattery Has a Cost but Creates Opportunity" The Motley Fool 11:45 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung have to decide how to proceed with their 14 back-burner patents in California" Foss Patents 9:26 AM
  • "Samsung set to strike back against Apple: Electronics giant in talks with US mobile carriers to get away from patent claims" The Korea Times 7:59 AM
  • "Samsung chairman 'calmed down and slightly closed his eyes' after Apple verdict briefing" Fortune 8:26 AM
  • "Here's Why Samsung Survives Apple Patent Penalty" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:58 AM
  • "Apple's Patent Victory Helps Samsung Flush Old Inventory" Forbes 8:53 AM
  • "Samsung off hook vs Apple for the moment: Leading mobile phone vendor, Samsung, is off the hook for the moment. A US judge has set December 6th [2012] as the date for the next hearing in the Korean manufacturer's battle with Apple Computer. What that means is that Samsung shouldn't miss out on the vital pre-Xmas sales season." GoMo News 8:53 AM
  • "Samsung & Mobile Carriers Working to Out-Innovate Apple" The Mac Observer 10:44 AM
  • "Power: This Will Be the Biggest iPhone Launch Ever" [Video Report]  Bloomberg 7:59 AM
  • "At $249, the iPad Mini would be hard to stop, says analyst: An inexpensive iPad Mini could reset the 7-inch-class tablet market, an analyst tells CNET."  CNET News 7:27 AM
  • "Publishers to pay $69 million over e-book price-fixing allegations: The companies signed the agreement with 54 attorneys general across U.S. states, districts, and territories." ["Apple, which has also been cited in the federal government's investigation into the matter, did not settle with the attorneys general. Macmillan and Penguin also declined to settle with the attorneys general."] CNET News 12:30 PM
  • "Apple Ecosystem Offers New Hope for Facebook and Yahoo!" TheStreet 7:56 AM
  • "Report: One Month After Launch, Mountain Lion Now Powers More Than 10% Of Macs" TechCrunch 11:06 AM
  • "That was fast: OS X Mountain Lion running on 1 of every 10 Macs" GigaOM 11:39 AM
  • "Apple's Mountain Lion Quickly Nabs 10% of Mac Traffic" The Mac Observer 1:56 PM
  • "Apple asks beta testers to focus on Facebook in latest Mountain Lion version" Macworld UK 7:38 AM
  • "Apple Seeds Another OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Build To Testers" Cult of Mac 7:52 AM
  • "Your digital will: How to share your data after death" ["It's more difficult to bequeath a loved one your entire iTunes library than it is to leave your CD collection to them in a will. Actually, unless you get control over your digital collections and social networking pages now, it will be very difficult for your loved ones to access all of your content once you're gone."] 8:33 AM
  • "Java security threats: what you need to know" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "Photoshop flaw puts systems at risk" iTWire 6:13 PM
  • "Wirenet: Linux/OS X Trojan?" Rixstep 6:55 AM
  • "I have a feeling my issue is unique and probably due to some piece of software I installed. I use a MacBook Pro pre-unibody 15" and OSX 10.8.1. I cannot say for sure when this started. I use 'tap-tap' to start applications and activate it with three presses of the aka apple key. Recently, after two taps a large red target with three or four rings around a bullseye will speed across the screen to highlight the cursor. Can anyone identify the source of this mostly annoying behavior? (Only rarely does it seem potentially helpful!) Sometimes tap-tap does not appear immediately, but may delay 10-20 seconds since upgrading to 10.8.1." MacInTouch 10:15 AM
  • "Apple Mac OS X Server for Mountain Lion review: Apple's Server reborn as an app for OS X 10.8 users features unlimited clients and walkthrough configuration." Register Hardware 6:50 AM
  • "System Preferences in OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion: Sharing" eXtensions 9:23 AM
  • "Maxthon 1.0 browser is fast, has roots in Chrome" Macworld 11:41 AM
  • "DeepSleep hibernates your Mac to save power" Macworld 9:21 AM
  • "How to use TextWrangler as a remote file editor: If you need to access a file or two on a remote server running SSH, then you can use TextWrangler's FTP browsing features to quickly do this." MacFixIt 2:29 PM
  • "How to Turn On iTunes Sharing" Mac|Life 10:52 AM
  • "Bash Scripting: Mount" Amsys 6:51 AM
  • "Change the Software Update Frequency in OS X Mountain Lion" OS X Daily 6:17 PM
  • "Change the Font Size of Messages in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 1:58 PM
  • "Enable Local Websites In Mountain Lion With VirtualHostX [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Listen to podcasts on Mac at faster or slower speed" Mac OS X Hints 9:44 AM
  • "Dismiss banner notifications with a swipe on OS X" Mac OS X Hints 9:44 AM
  • "How To: Set OS X Mountain Lion Software Update Frequency" FairerPlatform 9:17 AM
  • "A Free Way To Get Growl Alerts To Show Up In OS X's Notification Center (Growl, meet Bark)" Mac 360 6:56 AM
  • "How To Manage Your Money On A Mac The Old Fashioned Way (think Envelope Method)" Mac 360 6:55 AM
  • "Free Templates For Microsoft Office (and not so free templates for Numbers, Pages, Keynote)" NoodleMac 6:56 AM
  • "How To Capture And Store Notes, Ideas, Images, Lists, And More On A Mac And iPad" TeraTalks 6:56 AM
  • "Another Good Way To Build Custom Websites Without Using Any Tools From Adobe" Mac 360 6:56 AM
  • "How Much Space Remains On Each Of Your Mac's Disk Drives? FreeSpace Knows About Free Space" BohemianBoomer 6:56 AM
  • "Can iWork on the iPad really compare to a Mac? Apple's iPad is vastly different than a Mac running OS X, so how does its office productivity suite compare when used on both of these platforms?"  MacFixIt 9:38 PM
  • "Apple does a very poor job of letting people know when there is a change in the password requirements affecting users with existing passwords that do not meet the new requirements. Actually, it is more accurate to say that Apple does not let existing users know at all. The existing users are left to try to decide whether there is a problem of unknown nature with their login or whether Apple's serves is simply not working yet again." MacInTouch 10:16 AM
  • "Is Snow Leopard staging a comeback?" AppleTell 9:20 AM
  • "Should Microsoft, Apple, And Google Give Users More Cloud Choices?"  Fast Company 8:34 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mozilla Announces Firefox 16 Beta" iClarified 9:35 PM
  • "Opera 12.02 is an essential update" BetaNews 1:58 PM
  • "Sleipnir 3 for Mac (3.7) released. Private browsing added and improved tab switches!" Fenrir 6:54 AM
  • "Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Unites Mountain Lion and Windows in One Seamless Experience" Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • "Introducing Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac!" Parallels 7:48 AM
  • "Parallels launches Desktop 8 for Mac" Macworld 8:03 AM
  • "Parallels Desktop 8 released with full Windows 8 integration, true Retina display support, and more as a $49.99 upgrade" The Verge 6:47 AM
  • "Eternal Storms Software apps now compatible with OS X Mountain Lion" prMac 6:46 AM
  • "Chronicle 5.0 for OS X - Automatic Management of Household Bills" prMac 6:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Windows Phone 8 a 'Viable' Threat to Apple, Android" [Video Report] Bloomberg 7:32 AM
  • "AT&T bites into Apple strategy with its own mega retail store: The aim behind the carrier's new flagship store in Chicago is to educate potential buyers about the benefits of smartphones and other gadgets." CNET News 8:22 AM
  • "AT&T Opens A Swanky 10,000 Sq. Ft. Flagship Store In Chi-Town" TechCrunch 8:26 AM
  • "Asian CEOs are taking to iPad, but shying away from social media" The Next Web 7:46 AM
  • "Getting Rid of Your Old iPhone 4S? Apple Will Pay You For It" Mashable 7:37 AM
  • "Apple will buy back—and recycle—your iPhone 4S: The move could be another indicator that a new iPhone is on the way." Ars Technica 11:08 AM
  • "Apple Offers up to $345 for Used iPhone 4S" PC Magazine 11:32 AM
  • "How brown became the red-hot color for new cars and trucks" ["According to Sandy McGill, BMW Designworks' lead designer in color, materials, and finish, this is Steve Jobs' doing. 'Prior to Apple, white was associated with things like refrigerators or the tiles in your bathroom. Apple made white valuable.'"] Motoramic 9:21 AM
  • "Apple changed the color of cars, says BMW designer" Fortune 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's Designs Help Make White the Most Popular Car Color" The Mac Observer 1:01 PM
  • "Apple may now be rejecting some App Store submissions if they clone icons of popular apps" The Next Web 2:25 PM
  • "Apple Starts Removing Cloned Apps Based On Icons?" Apple'n'Apps 9:35 PM
  • "Apple's Secret Employee Training Manual Revealed" Mashable 11:36 AM
  • "Siri's Founder Dag Kittlaus Predicts The Next Big Things" Forbes 9:44 AM
  • "Early Store Expanding, Moving Closer to Ground" ifoAppleStore 7:52 AM
  • "Towson, Maryland Apple Store to relocate, expand" MacNN 7:51 AM
  • "Delta to Roll Out 4,500 iPads at Airport Restaurants" The Mac Observer 9:02 AM
  • "Apple Rejects App That Tracks U.S. Drone Strikes" Wired 7:00 AM
  • "Apple rejects app for tracking U.S. drone strikes" CNET News 9:42 PM
  • "Apple Rejects App Tracking Drone Strikes" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:42 PM
  • "'iPhone 5' released by Chinese copier: Goophone releases Android-based handset matching rumoured iPhone 5 look" The Register 6:50 AM
  • "The iphone 5 Is Already On Sale" Forbes 10:41 AM
  • "Rare Apple I to be sold at auction" TUAW 8:26 AM
  • "Hidden photos found in Mac SE ROM" TUAW 9:22 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The China-U.S. Smartphone Gap Grows Larger" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:42 PM
  • "Amazon Hints About Fire's Sales Success" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:42 PM
  • "Exclusive - Amazon teams with Nokia, snubs Google for maps - sources" Reuters 6:59 PM
  • "EA Says Madden 13 Sells 900,000 Units in First 24 Hours" Forbes 2:21 PM
  • "Graphene's computer role gets lift from hybrid material" ZDNet 1:38 PM
  • "Latest in TVs: Much higher definition, and prices" USA Today 1:28 PM
  • "VMworld 2012: Location data is Holy Grail for real-time apps/Michael Dell and Tom Georgens join EMC and VMWare CEOs to spell out future" Network World 1:22 PM
  • "Old school Atari games get new life on modern browsers" Seattle Times 12:40 PM
  • "Mysterious Wiper malware possibly connected to Stuxnet and Duqu, researchers say: Kaspersky researchers present their findings about the Wiper malware that affected servers at Iran's oil ministry in April" IDG News Service 12:00 PM
  • "Lexmark: Inkjet Printers Are Dead, Long Live Laser Printers/We talk with Marty Canning, Lexmark's printer czar, about how Lexmark will continue to support inkjet users--and how Lexmark's laser business is doing just fine, thank you." PCWorld 11:56 AM
  • "New Toshiba Laptops, Ultrabooks for Windows 8 Unveiled" PC Magazine 11:50 AM
  • "Google adds favorite sports teams and movies to Google Now" ZDNet 1:38 PM
  • "Asustek outlines future plans" DigiTimes 10:13 AM
  • "China's Huawei unveils 6 Android devices" Reuters 9:48 AM
  • "Phones will get all charged up about new Ultrabook feature: Wireless Charging Technology in future laptops will transport juice through the air to depleted devices anywhere nearby." CNET News 9:44 AM
  • "ZTE launches smartphone with Intel chipsets" Reuters 9:20 AM
  • "Amazon says Kindle Fire has 22 percent of U.S. market, is sold out" Reuters 9:48 AM
  • "Samsung Bringing 55-Inch OLED TV to Europe" PC Magazine 11:50 AM
  • "Smartphone storm may climax with iPhone 5: Samsung, Nokia, Sony and Motorola to debut new devices for fall" MarketWatch 9:13 AM
  • "AT&T opens first showcase store in Chicago" GigaOM 9:02 AM
  • "Amazon Stops Selling the Kindle Fire (For a Week)" AllThingsD 8:31 AM
  • "Amazon Wants Everyone To Know The Kindle Fire Is Sold Out" TechCrunch 8:26 AM
  • "Adobe: 'TV Everywhere' revolution is just beginning" CNET News 7:29 AM
  • "Asus to base Windows 8 device pricing on new iPad" CNET News 7:28 AM
  • "New Flat Lens Could Revolutionize Cameras as We Know Them" ["Using a very thin wafer of silicon the scientists have created a flat lens that is only 60 nanometers thick and does away with the normal aspherical glass we're used to seeing on most cameras."] Wired 7:01 AM
  • "Inside Man: Our Reports From The Apple Vs. Samsung Courtroom On This Week's CultCast" Cult of Mac 9:39 PM
  • "On location in Cleveland! TV is no longer the only choice for original content. We explore some of the alternatives." The MT Show 1:16 PM
  • "iMore show 308: Angry bits of mostly plastic" iMore 7:50 AM
  • "iPhone 5 front assembly compared to iPhone 4S in stunning high-quality photos and video" BGR 8:34 AM
  • "More new iPhone parts, A6 processor, more new 9-pin cables [Video] 9 to 5 Mac 12:29 PM
  • "Next-Generation iPhone to Use A6 System-on-a-Chip?" MacRumors 8:35 AM
  • "Yep, even more iPhone 5 photos leak: This time featuring a side-by-side comparison of the front component against the iPhone 4S." CNET News 8:49 AM
  • "Rumor: New iMac 'Within Two Weeks' (Updated)" Apple Bitch 1:01 PM
  • "Apple's iOS 6 3D Flyovers aim to be more helpful, less creepy than Google Street View: Apple is incorporating advanced 3D imaging to bring a variety of new features to iOS users, from building outlines to topographical terrain to fully rendered 3D models that not only replace Google's StreetView, but offer to provide 360 degree views across neighborhoods, behind buildings and even off roads." AppleInsider 8:50 AM
  • "Hon Hai, Sharp may spend over $1 billion on Japan display plant" ["Gou, seeking to further tap Sharp's expertise to make more display panels for Apple Inc's iPhones and consumer electronics, is discussing a deal that would make Hon Hai the biggest shareholder of Sharp with at least a 9.9 percent stake."] Reuters 6:43 AM
  • "Foxconn overlord seeks cheap Sharp stake to cope with Apple fanbois" The Register 10:54 AM
  • "FinFisher trojan for iOS and Android sighted" The H Security 10:51 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "One of Apple's Industrial Design Secrets are Revealed in Patent" Patently Apple 6:51 AM
  • "Apple looks to automate email sorting with intelligent messaging system" AppleInsider 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Backlight Control Of An Electronic Device" MacNews 10:56 AM
  • "Apple Working On Accessory Power Management Improvements" MacNews 10:49 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Robbery Bob For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:42 AM
  • "QuickPix For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:42 AM
  • "Extreme Skater HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 9:42 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:08 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:08 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -Closeout, Refurbished & Used -Prices From $679 to $2,749" MacReviewZone 6:54 AM
  • "Apple TV Buyer's Guide -Apple TV Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 6:54 AM
  • "iOS App & Game Deals for Labor Day Weekend (Most EA Titles 99 cents)" 9 to 5 Mac 10:37 AM

  • "Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo Review" AnandTech 8:01 AM
  • "Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo Review: An Expensive Drive That Makes Good Use Of Thunderbolt" TechCrunch 7:51 AM
  • "WD: New Thunderbolt desktop hard drive is faster than SSD" Computerworld 10:06 AM
  • "Top five external drives for hard-core users" CNET News 7:42 PM
  • "Review: IK Multimedia's iRig Pre" TUAW 12:30 PM
  • "Review: Cellairis Shell Shock G-Class for the iPhone 4/4S" Run Around Tech 11:07 AM
  • "Maxell Air Voltage Wireless Charging Set for iPad 2 review: Convenient charging set and stand for your iPad" Macworld UK 8:08 AM
  • "Live from IFA: Hands on with LifeProof's nüüd waterproof iPad case" 9 to 5 Mac 3:17 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 6 preview: Guided Access and single-app mode" iMore 7:36 PM
  • "Podcasts by Apple app review: Ian Douglas finds Apple's own podcasts app sorely lacking." Telegraph 7:45 AM
  • "TV Guide Goes From Coffee Table to the Tablet" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:41 PM
  • "Buzz Contacts 2.0 for iPhone review" iMore 7:50 AM
  • "Top Apps To Help Visit College Campuses" PadGadget 8:05 AM
  • "Get things done: 10 to-do apps for Android and iOS" Computerworld 6:59 AM
  • "Pholium Review: Photo book creation tool emphasizes the printed book experience" Macworld 8:03 AM
  • "Google Wallet on iPhone: Google Wallet's business model 'bleeds' less than I originally estimated." Finextra 10:52 AM
  • "CoinKeeper HD for iPad Makes Budgeting Easy" Tapscape 9:28 PM
  • "Neato Credeeto Helps iPhone Users With Credit Card Balance Transfers" Tapscape 9:28 PM
  • "Superheroes + Mental Math = Numbers League – iPad App Review" PadGadget 9:49 AM
  • "A Well Placed Bomb Will Blast-A-Way Trapped Robots" App Advice 9:38 PM
  • "Poster Review: Poster is an iPad WordPress editor that is elegant and has useful features, but what it lacks and messes up keep it from being the ultimate WordPress app for iOS." 148Apps 11:09 AM
  • "Splice: Tree of Life Review" 148Apps 2:26 PM
  • "Caveman Review" 148Apps 12:30 PM
  • "Dwarf Quest Review" 148Apps 10:21 AM
  • "Arcane Empires Review: Kabam's latest free-to-play is every bit as fantastic as their last one, but that's kind of the problem." 148Apps 9:22 AM
  • "Lost Cities Review: Lost Cities is every bit as fun and interesting as any other Reiner Knizia game. But wait, there's more!" 148Apps 8:25 AM
  • "How To Force Facebook Notification Email Links To Open In Official App Instead Of Safari On iOS" Redmond Pie 9:38 PM
  • "How To Manage Repeating Message Alerts" App Advice 8:56 AM
  • "How to Use Parental Controls Effectively to Keep Your Kids Safe" PadGadget 8:56 AM
  • "How to Share an iMovie Project to YouTube and Vimeo" Mac|Life 8:22 AM
  • "Keeping older entries in your iOS Calendar Tips" iLounge 2:29 PM
  • "GO SMS Comes To iPhone With Themes, Emoji & Quick Reply Pop-Ups" AddictiveTips 8:10 AM
  • "Cassandra: Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 8:51 PM
  • "Why Copy When You Can Innovate?" Low End Mac 7:43 PM
  • "Is There Such a Thing as Ethical Technology?" Low End Mac 7:43 PM
  • "Can you spot the Apple laptop? After observing this group of pictures, you might conclude that several ultrabook and hybrid tablet designs look an awful lot like a MacBook Air. See if you can spot the real Apple." CNET News 7:41 PM
  • "How Google reworked Android to step around Apple's deadly '915 patent" BGR 7:03 PM
  • "Titans Talking Turkey? Larry Page, Tim Cook Reportedly Discussing Patent Issues" TechCrunch 6:57 PM
  • "Steve Jobs wins: Apple, Google meet to negotiate terms of Android surrender" Beatweek Magazine 6:13 PM
  • "Tim Cook reportedly in talks with Google's Larry Page over patents" iDownload Blog 3:17 PM
  • "Tim Cook and Larry Page Talking Patent Issues" Tapscape 3:16 PM
  • "Samsung says it will sue Apple immediately should it release a smartphone with 4G LTE support" Edible Apple 6:57 PM
  • "Samsung To Sue Apple Over LTE Patents After New iPhone Announcement" Redmond Pie 2:25 PM
  • "Hidden Dimensions: Apple's John Browett Affair: Cooked"  The Mac Observer 2:12 PM
  • "Apple: Like or Follow?" ["It also feels like a sign that Apple is not interested in building great products first and leading the way in the darkness but rather has run out of good ideas and is now putting up a moat around their existing business, stooping to the same level of cronyism that other hated companies of the past (and present) have done."] The Motley Fool 1:58 PM
  • "Apple vs. DRI: the other look-and-feel lawsuit" OSNews 1:58 PM
  • "Copycat Samsung Should Have Known Better" Low End Mac 10:16 AM
  • "Where do bad ads come from? In the wake of Apple's now-retracted Genius commercials, I received quite a few emails asking: 'How could that even happen?'" Ken Segall's Observatory 9:53 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: The moral of the story" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:49 AM
  • "Five Features That Are Missing In iOS 6, But Shouldn't Be" App Advice 9:43 AM
  • "Apple's Secret Employee Training Manual Reinvents Customer Service in Seven Ways" Forbes 9:22 AM
  • "Trouble Sleeping? Your Tablet or Smartphone Could Be to Blame: Are you having more trouble sleeping since you got your iPad or Samsung Galaxy S II? That comes as no surprise to researchers at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, who've found that two or more hours of exposure to backlit devices suppresses melatonin." Mashable 8:51 AM
  • "Don't Count on Apple to Slice Through TV's Gordian Knot"  MacNewsWorld 8:09 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung tablet war could be good for consumers"  Computerworld 8:01 AM
  • "It's Very Frustrating That The iPhone 5 Won't Fix This Problem With The iPhone" Business Insider 7:57 AM
  • "Apple TV set-top box may be a dead end: If recent rumours that Apple will enhance the Apple TV rather than ship a smart television are true, the company still won't have a hit on its hands" Macworld UK 7:39 AM
  • "Samsung's Loss Could be Samsung's Gain" PC Advisor 10:52 AM
  • "Samsung Didn't Pay Apple with Nickels" Tapscape 10:49 AM
  • "Was The Jury In Apple v. Samsung Unduly Influenced By A Patent Owning Jury Foreman?" McSolo 6:55 AM
  • "With $120 Billion In The Bank, A High Flying Stock, A Few Hundred Million Customers, And Apple Still Gets No Respect" PixoBebo 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Has a Long Road to Mobile Marketshare Respectability" ViewFrom Above 3:16 PM
  • "10 Tips For Not Working This Weekend" BYTE 2:29 PM
  • "How to write a BYOD policy" ZDNet 1:38 PM
  • "Your PC Just Crashed? Don't Blame Microsoft" Wired Magazine 1:35 PM
  • "7 Ways We'd Fix PlayStation Vita" Wired 1:34 PM
  • "Can eReaders survive the tablet onslaught?" TG Daily 1:23 PM
  • "What Is An Open Cloud And What Is Not" TechCrunch 1:19 PM
  • "'Team GhostShell' hackers use SQL weakness to raid 100 websites: The new LulzSec or last year's hack trick?" Techworld 12:00 PM
  • "Can keyboard survive ketchup, mustard, syrup?" [Video Report] NBC News 11:45 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Quad Core Tablet Review" HotHardware 11:34 AM
  • "Test-drive: Nexus 7, Chromebox, Google Play as your PC and TV service" InfoWorld 10:44 AM
  • "The PHP IQ test: How much do you really know about one of the most popular programming languages on the Web?" InfoWorld 10:44 AM
  • "Just When You Thought Google TV Was About to Make a Comeback" The Motley Fool 2:20 PM
  • "Review: Google's Nexus 7 is a good value, despite what it's missing" Houston Chronicle 10:42 AM
  • "Review: 'Madden NFL 13'' a bold revamp of franchise; new physics engine ups the action" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:15 AM
  • "Sony Reader Gets Smarter, But Not Head of the Class" AllThingsD 9:13 AM
  • "Why the online music industry is a mess" Fortune 10:19 AM
  • "Op-ed: Taxing broadband—an idea whose time has not come" Ars Technica 8:03 AM
  • "How CrashPlan cloud backup saved my bacon" ZDNet 7:47 AM
  • "Dell's XPS Duo 12 Might Have the Best 'Laptop' of Any Laptop/Tablet Combination" Gizmodo 7:45 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "ZAGG reveals ZAGGKeys PRO, PRO Plus keyboards for iPad" Electronista 9:36 PM
  • "Apogee Preparing to Launch 'Quartet' Portable Audio Interface for Mac Music Professionals" MacRumors 7:16 PM
  • "ShoutEm Launches Development Platform To Make HTML5 Mobile Apps Look Native" TechCrunch 6:57 PM
  • "Two Years Post-Acquisition, Ngmoco Axes Bulk Of Staff At iOS Game Studio Freeverse" TechCrunch 6:57 PM
  • "FreshBooks Cloud Accounting hits Apple's App Store" Tap For Mobile 6:13 PM
  • "Griffin presents Survivor Custom case for iPhone 4/4S" iLounge 3:17 PM
  • "Sparrow For iPhone Starting To Show Its True Google Colors" App Advice 3:06 PM
  • "Cobook, A Better Mac Address Book, Now Syncs With Google Contacts" TechCrunch 2:13 PM
  • "Paranoid Server Admins Get New iPhone App From Cloud Security Company Dome9" TechCrunch 2:13 PM
  • "10 excellent iPhone and iPad gadgets and accessories" [Slideshow] ZDNet 1:56 PM
  • "10 iOS Games That Make You All-Powerful" Mac|Life 12:31 PM
  • "Inductive iPad Charger Costs $350, But I Still Want It" Cult of Mac 12:31 PM
  • "Live Stream an iPhone or iPad Screen & Broadcast to the Web or iMessages" OS X Daily 11:40 AM
  • "iOS Dock Cable Glows With MagSafe-Like Charging LEDs" Cult of Mac 11:09 AM
  • "Navigon announces plans for public transportation, last mile features" Insanely Great Mac 9:31 AM
  • "Ahead of IPO, Moleskine Evolves From Notebooks to Apps" Time 9:22 AM
  • "LaunchPort announces AP.3 iPad sleeve" iLounge 9:20 AM
  • "Study: 3D not considered when folks buy a new HDTV" MacNews 9:13 AM
  • "WD® Introduces Its Fastest My Book® External HDD System Ever" PRNewswire 8:42 AM
  • "WD® Portable Hard Drives For Mac Users Rev Up On USB 3.0 Speed And Larger Capacity While Keeping Compact Design" PRNewswire 8:42 AM
  • "MacTech Conference 2012: Keynote and Special Mars Rover Session Added" PRNewswire 8:42 AM
  • "Safeguard Back-to-School Electronics with WaterField's Protective, Stylish Cases" PRNewswire 8:42 AM
  • "New App Gives Pets The Royal Treatment" PRWeb 8:41 AM
  • "Ninja Factor Slashes Free Onto iOS Devices" PRWeb 8:41 AM
  • "Pioneer Brings the Art of DJing to Everyone with Affordable DJ Controller" Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • "ASCC Developing Apple-Based Education Apps to Empower New Moms" Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • "Action RPG Bastion now available for iPad" AppleTell 8:09 AM
  • "Lift Your Potential To The Fullest With New Habit-Forming App Lift" App Advice 7:53 AM
  • "Facebook Pages Manager Adds Photo-Related Improvements But Remains Lackluster" App Advice 7:53 AM
  • "TiVo Stream plays your DVR shows on iPad, iPhone" Digital Trends 7:47 AM
  • "This App Turns Smartphones Into Safe Driving Tools" Mashable 7:46 AM
  • "Kindle for iOS updated with rapid highlights, adjustable margins and more" Engadget 7:35 AM
  • "Citrix boosts mobile support with GoToAssist" iTWire 6:57 AM
  • "Good for Enterprise gets facelift, new features" iTWire 6:57 AM
  • "Tower Mount / Pedestall / Stand for iPads / Galaxy Tabs /Tablets" USBfever 6:53 AM
  • "Western Digital releases new 2TB Thunderbolt drive, claims better performance than SSDs" The Verge 6:46 AM
  • "iOS App Helps Moms Just Say No to Velcro on Kids Feet" prMac 9:43 AM
  • "Mobile Spy v6.0 Presents iPhone Tracking with Live Screen Viewer" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "MoviePro App takes iPhone 4S video recording to the next level" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "Kitchen Guru Turns iPad into a Digital Cookbook" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Transform your Photos and Videos into Professional Pencil Drawings" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Effective math practice on iPad; Splash Math saves time, money and trees" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Codespot Mobile releases Draw and Roll Game on iTunes App Store" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Band Logos Quiz 1.0 for iOS: Compete to Name Popular and Puzzling Icons" prMac 6:46 AM
  • "Aussie Developer goes Back2School" prMac 6:46 AM
  • "Vancouver Developers Create New Photo App for the Apple Market" prMac 6:46 AM
  • "Tech Startup launches virtual boxing app on the App Store" prMac 6:46 AM
  • "Tap Ladder Insanity to the Moon - Tapping Out All Animal Cancers" prMac 6:46 AM
  • "New Social App is Fun Without Fallout" prMac 6:46 AM
  • "Fishington Studios Launches Boxes:Organize and Share Your Life and Notes" prMac 6:46 AM
  • "CodeSpot Mobile releases Apps Quiz Game 1.0 - App Store App Quiz" prMac 6:46 AM
  • "1st full-featured professional camera app for iPad released! Price-drop" prMac 6:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell Should Buy RIM or Die" TheStreet 9:03 AM
  • "Dell at IFA: Windows tablet to 27-inch touch-screen PC (pictures)" CNET News 9:44 AM
  • "Dell unveils XPS 10 tablet with ARM processor, Windows RT: The tablet has a 10-inch screen and was introduced at IFA" IDG News Service 10:03 AM
  • "Dell Boosts XPS Lineup With Windows RT Hybrid, Convertible Ultrabook" PC Magazine 11:51 AM
  • "Dell covers all the Windows 8 bases with new XPS models" ZDNet 1:38 PM
  • "Dell and Asus debut inspired Windows 8 convertible tablets" Forbes 3:17 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Unveils First Windows 8 Touch-Screen Laptop PCs" Bloomberg 9:19 AM
  • "HP announces Envy X2 tablet-laptop hybrid device with Windows 8" IDG News Service 10:03 AM
  • "Why Samsung is Turning to Microsoft" [Video Report] [Paid Membership Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Windows 8 spurs new touchscreen hybrid PC designs" BBC 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft links Windows 8 apps to Azure: Windows Azure Mobile Services connects Windows 8-based client and mobile apps to scalable cloud; will include Android and iOS" InfoWorld 10:44 AM
  • "What's great (and not-so-great) about Windows 8" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:41 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8 a 'Viable' Threat to Apple, Android" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:40 AM
  • "There's A 'Deep And Stable Lack Of Consumer Interest' In Windows Phone, Claims Analyst" Forbes 2:20 PM
  • "Windows Phone 8 Launch Adds to Microsoft's Busy October" PCWorld 11:55 AM
  • "Bing Now Lets You Search And Browse Your Friends' Facebook Photos" TechCrunch 1:19 PM
  • "Microsoft axes handful of Zune Music features" CNET News 9:44 AM
  • "Grab and backup your Zune HD apps today, Microsoft changing services" ZDNet 1:37 PM
  • "IBM Brings Big Data Analytics, Cloud to US Open Tennis" eWeek 10:15 AM
  • "Lenovo Executive Welcomes Microsoft Tablet Competition" IDG News Service 11:56 AM
  • "Lenovo Announces Three New Android Tablets" PC Magazine 11:51 AM
  • "Lenovo showcases Android-powered IdeaTabs at IFA 2012" TG Daily 1:24 PM
  • "Lenovo Challenges Google's Nexus 7 With Android Tablets Starting at $299" IDG News Service 11:56 AM
  • "Lenovo unveils ThinkServer SMB servers with free monitoring tools" V3 1:29 PM
  • "Oracle Quietly Releases Fix For Serious Java Security Bug--Months After It Was Reported" Forbes 2:21 PM
  • "Oracle fixes bugs in Java that expose PCs to hackers" Reuters 2:21 PM
  • "Oracle provides early patch for Java" iTWire 6:12 PM
  • "Oracle fixes critical hole in Java, may have known about the issue for months" VentureBeat 9:39 PM
  • "Intel energizes wireless charging effort" EE Times 10:13 AM
  • "How Intel can use wireless charging to attack ARM" EE Times 10:13 AM
  • "Cisco Modifies Licensing for Unified Communications Platform" IDG News Service 11:57 AM
  • "Cisco changing up UC licenses for mobile workforce" ZDNet 1:37 PM
  • "Chips may constrain smartphone launches: Analysts say shortage may be solved, depending on demand" MarketWatch 9:13 AM
  • "Ultrabooks Still Racking Up Infra Sales" AllThingsD 9:20 AM
  • "Torvalds touts Linux's advances in power, ARM and cell phones" ZDNet 1:37 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Bull Vs. Bear - Apple's New Products Will Bring It To $1,000 Per Share" Investopedia 1:58 PM
  • "Bull Vs. Bear - Apple's Industry Dominance Won't Last Forever" Investopedia 1:58 PM
  • "The Apple Index: A Modest Proposal/It is through the ideals of Apple's co-founder and intellectual compass Steve Jobs that I'm proposing to simplify investing." The Motley Fool 11:35 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks lead losses in Asia/Japanese stocks fell sharply Friday in a generally weak session for major Asian markets ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech later in the day." MarketWatch 9:43 PM
  • "Ciena hits networking, Angie's List falls: Pandora shines on upbeat results, but most of tech sector in the red" MarketWatch 2:16 PM
  • "U.S. stocks slammed by central-bank jitters: Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke due to speak on Friday morning" MarketWatch 6:46 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall As Economic Reports Fuel Growth Concern" Bloomberg 9:57 AM
  • "Wall Street Slides in Choppy Trading" FOXBusiness 6:46 PM
  • "Stocks Drop on Europe Worries, Bernanke" TheStreet 6:46 PM
  • "Stocks: Good news is bad news" CNNMoney 2:09 PM
  • "Dow Falls to 4-Week Low" [Paid Membership Required] 6:46 PM
  • "Stocks head for a weak open" CNNMoney 9:00 AM
  • "Asian Markets End Lower" [Paid Membership Required] 9:13 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Weak data send European stocks lower/Carrefour jumps after narrowing first-half loss" MarketWatch 9:07 AM
  • "Stocks slide amid signs eurozone is in recession but US economy not dire enough for stimulus: World stock markets drifted Thursday as investors continued their long wait for economic stimulus and a survey of European sentiment suggested the region was heading for recession." Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 2:09 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:47 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:47 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:18 PM
  • "Is Cisco Really the Top Tech Stock on the Dow?" The Motley Fool 2:17 PM

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