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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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  • "South Korea Reassesses Its Great Imitator" ["'The ruling makes us reconsider the brand value of Samsung because it depicts Samsung as a copycat,' said James Song, who monitors Samsung for KDB Daewoo Securities in Seoul. 'But a copycat or not, what Samsung has done with its smartphones was a brilliant move.' 'Look what has happened to companies like Nokia, Motorola and BlackBerry, which didn't do as Samsung did,' Mr. Song added, referring to competitors whose failures to adapt quickly to the smartphone boom driven by iPhones have drastically reduced their market shares. 'Samsung may lack in innovation, but right now, no one can beat Samsung in playing catch-up.'"]  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:09 AM
  • "Samsung's crisis culture: a driver and a drawback" Reuters 5:58 PM
  • "Apple and Samsung As Imitators: Or Why Copying Can Be Good" Forbes 1:50 PM
  • "Where on Earth could Samsung get the iPhone 5 banned over 4G/LTE patents?" ["It tried this trick last year with 3G patent assertions against the iPhone 4S, with a hit rate of zero. I would strongly discourage Samsung from trying to use 4G/LTE-essential patents to shut down the iPhone 5. It won't improve Samsung's position. It will only make things worse, especially with antitrust regulators."]  Foss Patents 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Adds Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note to Second Patent Lawsuit" PC Magazine 5:59 PM
  • "Apple takes aim at Samsung's Galaxy S III phone" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:36 PM
  • "Apple extends its Samsung hit list: A week after Apple's billion-dollar court win against Samsung, the Cupertino-based company is going after more of its Korean rival's products." iTWire 8:19 PM
  • "Apple Never Invented Anything"  Monday Note 4:15 PM
  • "Apple tries to fix rep as 'stingest' company"  New York Post 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Patent Suit Targets Samsung's Galaxy S III" [Paid Membership Required] 9/1
  • "Apple adds Galaxy S III, Note and Note 10.1 to Samsung lawsuit, insists on billion-dollar bond"  Foss Patents 9/1
  • "Apple targets the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note" Fortune 9/1
  • "Samsung: Apple is trying to limit consumer choice" Telegraph 9/1
  • "Apple seeks court ban on Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy Note 10.1" Digital Trends 9/1
  • "Apple Sues Over Samsung Galaxy S III" BYTE 9/1
  • "Is Microsoft Really the Winner of the Apple vs. Samsung Verdict?" The Motley Fool 9/1
  • "Keep rival Samsung sweet, Apple told" Telegraph 9/1
  • "After winning transfer to Delaware, HTC wants claims over six Apple patents stayed" Foss Patents 9/1
  • "From smart to genius: will design define new gadgets?"  Reuters 9/1
  • "How Apple And Google Could Make QR Codes Mainstream" TechCrunch 9/1
  • "A Great Wall of Competition Awaits the iPhone 5 in China" The Motley Fool 9/1
  • "Is Apple Haunted?" ["But according to Thai Buddhists, they may have exactly that — the reincarnated spirit of Steve Jobs himself, who they say is living in a 'mystical glass palace hovering above his old office at Apple's Cupertino, California headquarters,' according to The Wall Street Journal."] Cult of Mac 9/1
  • "Opinion: Apple's war on Google isn't just business, it's personal/Apple's relentless pursuit of Google has less to do with patents and profits and more to do with personal betrayal – and for that reason, it won't end until Apple's pockets are empty."  Digital Trends 9/1
  • "Mac web use growing at Windows' expense" iTWire 8:58 PM
  • "Desktop Top Operating System Share Trend" [Mac share up to 7.13%, Windows share down to 91.77%] NetMarketshare 9/1
  • "Desktop Top Browser Share Trend" [Safari rises from July levels to 5.10% in August, Chrome also saw rise while IE and Firefox slightly fell] NetMarketshare 9/1
  • "New vulnerabilities found in latest Java update: Following its latest updates" CNET Reviews 8/31
  • "Apple's Mountain Lion now runs on 1 in 10 Macs" Computerworld 8/31
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/We answer reader questions about odd apsd-related firewall errors, dead MacBook batteries, and Java Runtimes." CNET Reviews 8/31
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Safari Preferences solve two Safari-related glitches" Macworld 8/31
  • "How to protect your Mac against viruses: Are we wrong not to worry too much about cyber-attacks targeting Macs?" MacFormat 9:16 AM
  • "IRL: Mailplane, Verizon Wireless iPad and the Samsung Galaxy S running CM9" ["But after installing Mountain Lion, I began to yearn for something that notified me of mail. I tried Apple's own Mail app in order to get Notification Center alerts, but that app just strikes me as plain and uninviting. I then recalled having a license for Mailplane, and realized that there was a v2.5.7 preview available for OS X 10.8."] Engadget 7:01 PM
  • "Enable AirDrop Over Ethernet, Even on Unsupported Macs and Hackintoshes" Lifehacker 8:40 PM
  • "How to Quickly & Safely Import Image Folders into iPhoto" The Mac Observer 9/1
  • "Dismiss Mountain Lion Notifications with a Quick Swipe" Lifehacker 9/1
  • "The Walking Dead, Episode 3 for OS X review" AppleTell 9/1
  • "New Parallels Aligns With Mountain Lion, Windows 8" MacNewsWorld 8/31
  • "MacMost Now 755: Optimizing the Dock" MacMost 8/31
  • "Dropbox Experimental Edition 1.5.27 brings new Mac features" BetaNews 8/31
  • "How To Customize The Look Of OS X Lion" Mactuts+ 8/31
  • "Five things you need to know about cropping" Macworld 8/31
  • "Disable 'Go To Folder' in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 8/31
  • "Hot Mouse Flower Is A Hotkey-Triggered Virtual Keyboard For OS X" AddictiveTips 8/31
  • "Display Notification Center Alerts with Automator" Mac OS X Hints 8/31
  • "Compared: The $7 Mac Word Processor vs. The Best Free Word Processor Ever" NoodleMac 8/31
  • "Forget About Focusing Photos In A Camera: Let Your Mac Focus Your Photos" TeraTalks 8/31
  • "How To Monitor Your Network Traffic At Home Or Office With A Clever Mac App" Mac 360 8/31
  • "A Quick Look At How A Free Mac Graphics App Could Replace Adobe's Photoshop" McSolo 8/31
  • "The Most Useful Non-Apple Dashboard Widget Tracks Your Packages For Free" BohemianBoomer 8/31
  • "Free: An Easier Way To Manage All Your Contacts On Your Mac And Sync To The Cloud" Mac 360 8/31
  • "A Windows user's life with the Mac, two months in" CNET News 8/31
  • "Particle Debris: How OS X Won and Linux Lost the Desktop" The Mac Observer 8/31
Press Releases
  • "On September 4, 2012, iTeleport on the Mac App Store will have a price drop from its current $49.99 price to $1.99 for 24 hours, in conjunction with Two Dollar Tuesday. This is a 96% price drop! Additionally, iTeleport on the iPhone / iPad App Store will have a price drop from $24.99 to $7.99." iTeleport 9:51 AM
  • "IK Multimedia Announces iRig KEYS Universal Portable Keyboard Controller for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac/PC" The Gadgeteer 9:16 AM
  • "Toast Titanium 11.1 goes Mountain Lion with GateKeeper support" FairerPlatform 9/1
  • "Roxio updates Toast Titanium 11.1: Fully Cocoa-ized, Mountain Lion/Gatekeeper compatible, hundreds of changes/fixes" 9 to 5 Mac 9/1
  • "Control iTunes from the Menu Bar in Mac OS X with Significator" OS X Daily 9/1
  • "ThePowerXChange Offers Free Creative Poster for Mac Designer" prMac 9/1
  • "Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player Becomes the First Blu-ray Authorized Player" prMac 9/1
  • "Ninebuzz Guitar Jam Tracks Now Available On Mac OS X" prMac 9/1
  • "Tweetbot for Mac beta arrives, but you can't add new accounts due to Twitter API restrictions" The Next Web 8/31
  • "Tweetbot for Mac beta released; Twitter restrictions prohibit adding and deleting accounts" 9 to 5 Mac 8/31
  • "Photoshop CS6 13.0.1 patches security issue, bugs" FairerPlatform 8/31
  • "Oracle releases patch for Java 1.7, works to close hole on discovered security flaw" O'Grady's PowerPage 8/31
  • "Introducing Macworld's Mountain Lion Installation Guide" Macworld 8/31
  • "Tropical Software Releases TopXNotes 1.7.4 Mac Notes Manager" prMac 8/31
  • "PDF2ID v3.5 announced - Convert PDF & XPS files to InDesign CS4-CS6 file" prMac 8/31
  • "Living Earth HD 1.0 - World Clock + Weather for OS X: Top iOS App on Mac" prMac 8/31
  • "Back-to-School special on Mac Fortran development environment" prMac 8/31
  • "Magic Academy from Nevosoft Now Available on the Mac App Store" prMac 8/31
  • "Retina Display Support Coming to Adobe Creative Suite 6" The Mac Observer 8/31
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Rivals Jostle Before Apple Announces New iPhone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:13 PM
  • "Die Hard with iVengeance: Bruce Willis wants to sue Apple over posthumous iTunes songs rights" The Next Web 4:20 PM
  • "Apple To Genius Bars: iPhone 3GS Stock Is Running Low" App Advice 8:23 AM
  • "Fully-assembled iPhone 5 Mockups Are Everywhere in China, Prices Start at $5" M.I.C. Gadget 8:29 AM
  • "Wanna come back to my place to see my Apple store? A man decides the best way to express his enthusiasm for Apple is to turn his home office into an Apple store." CNET News 11:15 AM
  • "Getting Gamers off the Couch: Red Robot Tests the Limits of Location-Based Gaming" AllThingsD 1:52 PM
  • "Apple Genius Bar staffers will now recommend swapping that 3GS for a new iPhone" VentureBeat 9/1
  • "What Laptops Looked Like Before and After the MacBook Air" Gizmodo 9/1
  • "IFA 2012: Samsung defiant on 'pure innovation'/Samsung's recent legal battles with Apple have not slowed its momentum, as the company showed at IFA in Berlin." Telegraph 9/1
  • "Walmart testing a new in store Scan & Go system exclusively for iPhone" iMore 9/1
  • "Apple pushes out new, card-based iOS 6 App Store search interface" iMore 9/1
  • "The first dedicated client for iOS hits the App Store" The Next Web 9/1
  • "Weekly Wrap: Final Draft, handcuffs, and other Apple news" Macworld 9/1
  • "Prognosis for Medical Apps Is Guarded" ITworld 9/1
  • "Exclusive: Walmart tests iPhone item scanning at Arkansas store" Reuters 8/31
  • "'iPhone 5,' 'iPad mini' among 8 new Apple products coming before end of 2012" AppleInsider 8/31
  • "Google Vs. Apple Mapping Wars: Race Across Earth" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8/31
  • "Research: Consumers now more excited about iPad than iPhone" GigaOM 8/31
  • "An LTE iPhone Could Send Some Customers From AT&T to Verizon" AllThingsD 8/31
  • "The company Apple-Samsung can't hurt: Qualcomm settled its patent disputes years ago. Now, it's looking for a surge in growth from the mobile sector." Fortune 8/31
  • "Windows Phone Revenues Are Smaller Than Apple's Interest Income" Forbes 8/31
  • "iTunes Store may finally open in South Africa" paidContent 8/31
  • "Apple launches new app and iTunes content infringement, copyright claims tools" The Next Web 8/31
  • "Apple's iOS 6 App Store search takes a bite out of Chomp" VentureBeat 8/31
  • "Chomp-Inspired iOS 6 App Store Redesign Could Impact Long Tail Of App Developers" TechCrunch 8/31
  • "Apple bans drone attack 'tally' app: Drones+ is latest app to be barred from App store" Macworld UK 8/31
  • "What Mitt Romney said last night about Apple's Steve Jobs" Fortune 8/31
  • "Mitt Romney faces the ghost of Steve Jobs" Upstart 8/31
  • "White cars in demand and on the rise? Blame Apple, says BMW designer" Digital Trends 8/31
  • "This Crazy Fan Recreated The Apple Store In His Home Office Down To The Smallest Detail" Cult of Mac 8/31
  • "Grandma plus iPad equals artistic expression" TUAW 8/31
  • "Sprint's hilarious new 'Sharing is not Caring' ad touts unlimited data over data sharing plans" 9 to 5 Mac 8/31
Non-Apple News
  • "Hon Hai Invents Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Control System for Security Surveillance" Patently Apple 9/1
  • "Kindle Fire won't go big to take on iPad" CNET News 8/31
  • "Philips databases pillaged and leaked SECOND time in a month" The Register 8/31
  • "Linux users targeted by password-stealing 'Wirenet' Trojan" Techworld 8/31
  • "Replacing Your Password with a Finger Swipe: The new device could transmit a user-specific ID through the skin." Technology Review 8/31
  • "Hello Beautiful! Nokia's Windows Phone 8 820/920 PureView Smartphones Leak" TechCrunch 8/31
  • "Build your own robot soccer world cup winner" The Register 8/31
  • "Robot navigates using whiskers alone" TG Daily 8/31
  • "Huawei Previews Emotion UI for Smartphones, Ships Tablets" i 8/31
  • "Huawei MediaPad 10 Rolling Out Next Month" PC Magazine 8/31
  • "Accused LulzSec Hackers Attended College Together: The two students accused of Sony Pictures hack participated in Cyber Defense Competition team exercises at the University of Advanced Technology in Arizona." InformationWeek 8/31
  • "FileSonic cyberlocker offline after piracy complaints" BBC 8/31
  • "Google Doodle Celebrates Educator Maria Montessori" PC Magazine 8/31
  • "Google TV Ads program to be shut down, focus on web adverts instead" Techworld 8/31
  • "Google abandons TV ad ambitions" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8/31
  • "Grooveshark app yanked from Google Play yet again" CNET News 8/31
  • "Android phone makers back platform but consider other options" Reuters 8/31
  • "Amazon Kindle Fire 2 snubs Google Maps for Nokia maps" V3 8/31
  • "Hon Hai's Revenue Jumps, But Net Is Flat" [Paid Membership Required] 8/31
  • "HP and Others Give Microsoft's Surface Tablet the Boot" Patently Apple 8/31
  • "Microsoft couple Lee Dirks and Judy Lew killed in car accident in Peru" GeekWire 8/31
  • "Interview: Sony keeps iOS close as it waits for Apple TV" paidContent 8/31
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Daniel Eran Dilger of AppleInsider, and Michael Prospero of Laptop magazine this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl 8/31
  • "Leaked Video Claims to Show 'iPhone 5' Prototype With Solid Matte Back [Watch] iClarified 11:18 AM
  • "Purported iPhone 5 Prototype Unit Leaked, Powers On To 'Connect to iTunes' Screen [Video] iPhoneinCanada 4:22 PM
  • "Video claims to show revamped Apple in-ear headphones bound for next-gen iPhone" AppleInsider 8:28 AM
  • "New earphones coming with the iPhone 5?" CNET News 8:10 AM
  • "Are These The New iPhone 5 Earphones?" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "The iPhone 5: see how the rumors look and feel (video)" The Verge 11:09 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Photos: Chinese Pop Star Delivers Hype" Tapscape 10:57 AM
  • "Net Applications: Apple's iOS Web share hit 65.9% in August" Fortune 8:35 AM
  • "The new iMacs will not make the transition to the Retina screens" HardMac 6:00 PM
  • "Taiwanese pop star whips up a frenzy after posting images of his 'iPhone 5' to China's Twitter"  The Next Web 9/1
  • "Will the new iPhone come with totally redesigned headphones?" 9 to 5 Mac 9/1
  • "Next Apple earbuds potentially sighted in Vietnam, may fix an iconic design (video)" Engadget 9/1
  • "New Apple earphones for iPhone 5 allegedly appear on video" The Verge 9/1
  • "Will Apple Intro New (Less Terrible) Headphones For Its New iPhone?" Gizmodo 9/1
  • "Hands-on with an iPhone 5 dummy at IFA 2012"  iMore 9/1
  • "Mini Dock Connector Accessories May Not Be Available By The Holidays" iClarified 9/1
  • "8 New Apple products – including the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini" Tapscape 9/1
  • "Sharp's IGZO on display at IFA Berlin: better touch sensitivity, smaller bezels [Gallery/Video] 9 to 5 Mac 9/1
  • "Assertive Display tech demoed on iPad at IFA- intelligently adjusts pixels in realtime to make content viewable in sunlight" 9 to 5 Mac 9/1
  • "New iPhone 'facing screen delays': Supplies of the next iPhone could be constrained by delays manufacturing the screens, a report has claimed." Telegraph 9/1
  • "Sharp Reportedly falling behind on iPhone 5 display production" Edible Apple 9/1
  • "New Demo Video Shows Off The Purported Four-Inch iPhone Screen In Action" App Advice 9/1
  • "Apple taps LG and AU Optronics for iPad Mini displays -Report" Edible Apple 9/1
  • "Mobile/Tablet Top Operating System Share Trend" [iOS at 65.94%, Android also rises] NetMarketshare 9/1
  • "Mobile/Tablet Top Browser Share Trend" [Safari rises but stays within 66% share] NetMarketshare 9/1
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "App Price Drops (Highest Rated App Finder) For iPhone And iPad Is Currently Free" Apple Sliced 9:15 AM
  • "Antithesis For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:15 AM
  • "The Wiki Game -A Wikipedia Game of Racing and Exploring! For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:15 AM
  • "Labor Day deals: MacBook Air: $779, Pro: $1099 Camera connection Kit: $13, Apps, more" 9 to 5 Mac 1:40 PM
  • "Fly Guy For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/1
  • "Memory For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/1
  • "Vengeance On Evil For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/1
  • "Retro Racing For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8/31
  • "Word Seek HD For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8/31
  • "Bubble Annihilator HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8/31
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/31
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8/31
  • "iPad 3 Buyer's Guide -Prices $436 To $829 -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 8/31
  • "DealNN roundup: refurb. 16GB iPad, only $359" iPodNN 8/31
  • "Best Selling Mac Scanners -From $95 To $496 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8/31
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Prices Range From $70 To $450 -Best Selling -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8/31

  • "Promise Pegasus J2 Review: The Smallest High Performance Thunderbolt Drive" AnandTech 1:51 PM
  • "TNW Review: The LapDawg O-Stand is the most adaptable gadget stand you'll ever use" The Next Web 4:20 PM
  • "Blue Microphones Mikey Digital takes iPhone and iPad recording up a notch" TUAW 4:09 PM
  • "iPevo Perch iPad stand review" AppleTell 9/1
  • "Review: Best Skins Ever iPhone 4/4S Full Body Protection" Run Around Tech 9/1
  • "Scosche's RH656m Headphones With Microphone Are Wonderful" The Mac Observer 8/31
  • "Kickstarter and the HumanToolz iPad Stand: Another Great Example of a Best Buy and Target Loss" Forbes 8/31
  • "iGrip Headrest Tablet Kit for iPad review" iMore 8/31
  • "Happy Owl's MacBook Air briefcase is slim, sturdy, and stylish" Macworld 8/31
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iOS 6 preview: Do Not Disturb and Remind Me Later" iMore 1:40 PM
  • "Three handy Mac tools for working with QR Codes" TUAW 1:52 PM
  • "Get Your Children in Shape with These Top Fitness and Nutrition Apps for Kids" PadGadget 4:13 PM
  • "iPad App for Screenwriters Described as Promising" Macworld 11:15 AM
  • "Pull Off Crazy Tricks and Flips in Extreme Skater HD – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 6:04 PM
  • "This is my body – Anatomy for kids- iPad App Review" PadGadget 6:03 PM
  • "Will Rush!Bomber Blow You Away?" App Advice 9:20 AM
  • "Rhino Is The First Native iOS Client For To Charge Into The App Store" App Advice 9/1
  • "New on the App Store: Reading, Writing, & Saving the World" The Mac Observer 9/1
  • "You Should Play: Carcassonne" TechHive 9/1
  • "Nick Jr Draw & Play for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 9/1
  • "Notability For iPad: Much More Than A Note Taking App" The Mac Observer 8/31
  • "Final Draft Writer vs. the Innovation of Less" ProLost 8/31
  • "Free camping apps for your Labor Day weekend" TechHive 8/31
  • "Keep Tabs On Your Classes, Homework And Projects with iStudiez Pro – iPad App Review" PadGadget 8/31
  • "Great apps to get your kindergartner ready for school" NBC News 8/31
  • "Lift iPhone app review: Need help developing good habits? Lift might be the app you need." Telegraph 8/31
  • "Ill-conceived preggo app ought to be Knocked out" Boston Herald 8/31
  • "Record Audio & Freehand Drawings To Create Presentations On iPad - Doodlecast Pro" AddictiveTips 8/31
  • "Agent Dash Review: Great graphics highlight otherwise standard game" Macworld 8/31
  • "Escape From The Dangerous Toy Factory With Night Flight" App Advice 8/31
  • "VOTE!!! The Game Review" Mac|Life 8/31
  • "Golden Ninja HD Review" 148Apps 8/31
  • "Blast-A-Way Review" 148Apps 8/31
  • "Jane's Zoo HD Review" 148Apps 8/31
  • "Fastest Way to Create Mobile BI Solutions [InfoPoster] iPadCTO 9/1
  • "Power your iPhone photography with the Golden Ratio" iDownload Blog 9/1
  • "Quick Tip: Tell Your iMessage Sender, 'Got your text!'" iSource 4:25 PM
  • "Sometimes A Four Digit Passcode Just Isn't Enough" App Advice 1:57 PM
  • "Which iPad model should I buy?" Telegraph 9/1
  • "The Value Of Your iPhone Drops Every Second, So Try This" TechCrunch 8/31
  • "iOS 6 Turn-by-Turn Navigation on iPhone 4 Article" iLounge 8/31
  • "User experience trends and the problem with stealing bad ideas" The Next Web 9:29 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 8:19 PM
  • "Let's Grade the Apple Guy: JC Penney vs Kohls" Forbes 7:36 PM
  • "As Apple event approaches, new iPhone fakes, mockups, and hoaxes become more elaborate" 9 to 5 Mac 1:57 PM
  • "Apple's Siri Versus IBM's Watson: Which Will Win?" Forbes 1:50 PM
  • "Terms & Conditions:'s terms of service, privacy policy explained" Digital Trends 11:12 AM
  • "iPad Mini may be 'spinoff of iPad 2', says dev: Device identifiers lead Instapaper creator to speculate on parts inside Apple's rumored smaller iPad" Computerworld 8:35 AM
  • "LG had its own 'iPAD' in 2001" Tapscape 9/1
  • "Did we listen to just as much music before the iPod? Some say the iPod changed everything, but the Audiophiliac doesn't agree." CNET News 9/1
  • "The Macalope Weekly: The sincerest form of jerkery" Macworld 9/1
  • "MacOS KenDensed: Patent Wars & Kindle's Phantom Sales Figures" The Mac Observer 9/1
  • "I Just Played With Samsung's Amazing Galaxy S III And Now I'm Even More Annoyed By My iPhone 5" Business Insider 9/1
  • "Apple's Patent Win Is Bad For Us All" TechCrunch 9/1
  • "I'm seeing a lot of innovative notebook designs at IFA in Berlin (LG, Samsung, HP)" 9 to 5 Mac 9/1
  • "iCloud syncs data, but it has drawbacks: Apple's iCloud allows users to sync data from various devices, but it does have some limitations." Seattle Times 8/31
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Ploy: The company is trying to excite consumers by staging a shortage of new iPhones." PC Magazine 8/31
  • "iPad Mini Rumor Roundup: 7 Things You Need to Know" LAPTOP Magazine 8/31
  • "Apple & eBook Pubs Offer Concessions to Avoid EU Antitrust Case" The Mac Observer 8/31
  • "China firm knocks off iPhone 5; oh wait, there is no iPhone 5 yet" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8/31
  • "How Apple could build a $249 8" tablet and beat the Nexus 7 at its own game: Older (but proven) iPad 2 technology may be incorporated into the iPad mini." Ars Technica 8/31
  • "Apple's iPhone chip salvation is close at hand" ZDNet 8/31
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending August 31" Network World 8/31
  • "Apple devices only? That's not BYOD: Given the choice, most users tend to want iPhones and iPads, so some IT organizations are standardizing on Apple. But that's just another way of hobbling user empowerment" InfoWorld 8/31
  • "Jobs' Love of Simplicity Launched a Design Revolution, Windows 8 'Worst Computing Experience', and More" Low End Mac 8/31
  • "The Macalope Daily: Predictable" Macworld [Insider Content] 8/31
  • "The lost prototype iPhone a year later: Can Apple keep a secret? There's no shortage of blogs claiming to possess photos, video and 3D renderings of the unreleased iPhone 5. The good news for Apple is it doesn't appear to have misplaced any prototypes lately."  CNET News 8/31
  • "Apple v. Samsung case highlights money to be made from patent litigation" The Inquirer 8/31
  • "Why Samsung paying Apple billions in patent tolls is freakishly awesome for the mobile industry... and you" VentureBeat 8/31
  • "iPad mini Spotted Online" Tapscape 8/31
  • "Apple's G5 iMac: Wonderful in White" Low End Mac 8/31
  • "Patent Wars Be Damned: Android Thriving at IFA in Berlin As Japanese Court Rules for Samsung" Forbes 8/31
  • "Apple Worked A Broken Patent System: Apple used a dysfunctional U.S. patent system to gain excessive control over technologies it did not invent. If you value innovation, don't cheer Samsung's punishment." InformationWeek 8/31
  • "Apple falls to Samsung in Japan court battle" VentureBeat 8/31
  • "Japan court: Samsung did not infringe Apple's media sync patent" Ars Technica 8/31
  • "Apple Just Suffered A Setback In Its Global Patent War Against Samsung" Bloomberg 8/31
  • "Apple v. Samsung jury foreman: only the 'court of popular opinion' can change the patent system"  The Verge 8/31
  • "For how long will Apple be the biggest? Not all Apple's valuation ratios paint a bullish picture" MarketWatch 8/31
  • "Get that Apple iPhone 5 out of my face: I won't believe the Apple hype machine this time" MarketWatch 8/31
  • "Apple Litigation Protects Innovation Says InterDigital CEO" [Video Report] TheStreet 8/31
  • "Apple's Patents Not So Big in Japan as Samsung Found Not Liable for Infringement" AllThingsD 8/31
  • "Apple, Losing in the Smart Phone Market, Tries to Win in Court" Forbes 8/31
  • "The iPhone 5 Launch And What It Means For AT&T" Seeking Alpha 8/31
  • "Samsung Executives Waited Four Days Before Telling Chairman They Lost To Apple" Cult of Mac 8/31
  • "'This lawsuit is not about patents or money, it's about values'" The Register 8/31
  • "Why Can't We Be Friends? An Apple Google Truce Should Include App Standards"  Forbes 8/31
  • "Apple, Google in secret patent settlement talks?" ZDNet 8/31
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook 'talking' with Google CEO Larry Page: truce? Could Apple and Google be trying to come to some sort of 'arrangement'?" Macworld UK 8/31
  • "Google And Apple Sitting In A Tree, I'm Pretty Sure They're Not K-I-S-S-I-N-G" PixoBebo 8/31
  • "Samsung Out Innovates Apple Again And Merges The iPad With The MacBook Air" Mac 360 8/31
  • "Opinion: If you're not already on Facebook, just stay away" Digital Trends 6:03 PM
  • "Welcome to the jungle: The best tech when going off the grid" Ars Technica 6:01 PM
  • "This James Franco Samsung Ad Is Indescribable" TechCrunch 4:20 PM
  • "Internet addiction is real, German researchers say" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 8/31
  • "Toshiba outs Satellite U920T Windows 8 convertible: hands-on" ZDNet 8/31
  • "Envy x2 brings HP into tablet-ultrabook era: Hands on" ZDNet 8/31
  • "The 10 Best New Skyrim Mods for August 2012" Techland 8/31
  • "The new PC era: 8 hot laptop-tablet hybrids/These devices attempt to bring the best of the tablet and laptop worlds together in one portable package" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 8/31
  • "Extreme tech: 22 devices that go all out/These 22 devices push the limits of technology in almost every way" [Slideshow] PCWorld 8/31
  • "When Google Docs Isn't Enough: One Retailer's Story" InformationWeek 8/31
  • "This Is Why You Want Passwords On Your Phone And Computer" Forbes 8/31
  • "Up close with Sharp's stunning IGZO display technology: The new technology will enter production this year and easily surpasses Apple's retina displays" Computerworld 8/31
  • "Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2: The device's S Pen stylus is surprisingly useful, with an update from Samsung" Computerworld 8/31
  • "Data Scientists: Meet Big Data's Top Guns/These big data gurus remain in high demand. A hiring side expert talks about what data scientists bring to the table." InformationWeek 8/31
  • "From smart to genius: will design define future gadgets?" Reuters 8/31
  • "Passing Down Digital Assets" [Paid Membership Required] 8/31
  • "The DeanBeat: Being a tortoise isn't so bad, but the water is choppy, EA's top game studio boss says" VentureBeat 8/31
  • "Windows 8 suffers from the Microsoft Bob effect"  BetaNews 8/31
  • "Parent's Dilemma: Are You Raising Tech-Addicted Kids?" Mashable 8/31
  • "Is This Apple's Toilet Seat Cover, the 'iPoo'?" M.I.C. Gadget 8/31
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Hurricane by American Red Cross tops iOS Apps of the Week" Appolicious 1:57 PM
  • "10 Desirable Docks That Turn Your iPhone Into a Desk Phone" Mashable 1:57 PM
  • "Find Your Most Popular Facebook Posts With This Cool App [Review] Mashable 1:57 PM
  • "Fingerprint lands $7.7m to expand its network of educational iOS apps" The Next Web 1:50 PM
  • "Tunebox For iOS Lets Your Stream Music, Podcasts And Media From Your Dropbox Account" Redmond Pie 11:09 AM
  • "Our iPhone Handbook App Now Comes to the iPad for Just $0.99" SimonBlog 11:06 AM
  • "Columbus Would Have Never Gotten Lost If He Had Read This AppList" App Advice 9:20 AM
  • "Foundation Dock hits Kickstarter, a strong and flexible docking solution for iPhone" iMore 8:36 AM
  • "Rovio teases upcoming Angry Birds spinoff game" iDownload Blog 8:35 AM
  • "New iPhone App - FitPal Takes Control of Exercise Workouts" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "Learn and have fun with Preschool Funtime! - iOS Universal, Ages 2-5" prMac 8:26 AM
  • "5 Games You Should Play This Weekend" Mashable 9/1
  • "NBC rebrands Olympic app as NBC Sports Live Extra" Electronista 9/1
  • "6 Apps You Don't Want To Miss" [Slideshow] Mashable 9/1
  • "Cipher Prime releases Splice for iPad" AppleTell 9/1
  • "'s At Bat app now offers voice-controls with Ford Sync integration" The Verge 9/1
  • "Dar-Soft releases PDF PROvider v.2.0 with annotations and map converting" prMac 9/1
  • "You Lost Your Kid! Don't Worry, There's an App for That" prMac 9/1
  • "Pop Farm - addictive match-three game for iOS" prMac 9/1
  • "Photo Shoot List for iOS - Helps Photographers Organize Their Shoots" prMac 9/1
  • "New game pits Android users against iPhone fans in battle of skill" prMac 9/1
  • "New App Feelpress Lets Users Log Emotions to Remember Life's Highlights" prMac 9/1
  • "Macware Giving Away New Collection of 40 Free Mac Fonts" prMac 9/1
  • "Intro Thing - Create stylish freeze-frame videos on the iPhone" prMac 9/1
  • "Hot New Makeup Game For Little Girls On iPhone or iPad" prMac 9/1
  • "Dress Up Contest: Hot New Dressup Game For Young Girls on iPhone/iPad" prMac 9/1
  • "Create and edit iPad video for free with Pinnacle Studio 2.0" CNET Reviews 8/31
  • "AVid Studio for iPad loses support, replaced with Pinnacle Studio" TUAW 8/31
  • "MLB At Bat for iOS brings live overlay of Gameday data onto TV broadcasts and more" The Next Web 8/31
  • "500 Startups-Backed Monogram Raises $840k To Be Your Personal Shopper On The iPad" TechCrunch 8/31
  • "NextWorth Extends Dates for iPhone Trade-In Quotes: iPhone trade-in quotes are extended to at least October 1" Business Wire 8/31
  • "Research and Markets: mobileYouth briefing. HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Sony & ZTE: How can they beat Apple & Samsung?" Business Wire 8/31
  • "The Week in iOS Apps: Look to the skies" Macworld 8/31
  • "Pangea releases Nanosaur 2: Battle for iOS" The Loop 8/31
  • "Zagg Launches Backlit iPad Keyboard" Cult of Mac 8/31
  • "Elgato releases EyeTV Mobile for iPad, iPhone" TUAW 8/31
  • "Apple Releases iTunes Festival 2012 App for iOS, Apple TV" PadGadget 8/31
  • "Latest iOS 6 Build Reveals New App Store Design and Discovery Features" PadGadget 8/31
  • "The Weather Channel iPad App Tops 10 Million Downloads" TechCrunch 8/31
  • "Sparrow 1.3.2: Option To Open Webpages In Google Chrome For iOS, Plus: Various Other Improvements" RazorianFly 8/31
  • "WD Portable Hard Drives For Mac Users Add USB 3.0 Speed And Larger Capacity In Compact Design" MacPrices 8/31
  • "Velociraptor drives get Thunderbolt boost" The Register 8/31
  • "Kodiak PHP for iPad is now available on the App Store!" Kodiak 8/31
  • "Classic puzzle action comes to iOS with Home of Jigsaw Puzzle" prMac 8/31
  • "Polynomial Long Division 1.0 for iOS: Algebra App with Step-by-Step Aid" prMac 8/31
  • "Agile Tortoise releases Drafts for iPad, along with Drafts 2.0" prMac 8/31
  • "App Finds you a hotel that welcomes your pet, as well as you" prMac 8/31
  • "Assault Mission - Defend a Castle is now ready for sale" prMac 8/31
  • "AutoStitch Brings an Augmented Reality Camera to Panoramic Photography" prMac 8/31
  • "CodeBusters Multi-Platform Multiplayer Game out now" prMac 8/31
  • "TalkTapp for iPhone - Updating Your Social Networks Was Never Easier" prMac 8/31
Computer Industry
  • "The Ghosts Haunting Future Tablets/Hardware makers such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard stumbled with their first tablet attempts. But with a new Microsoft operating system created especially for touchscreens, the companies were ready to dust off their pants and get back on the tablet horse: that is, until Microsoft tripped them up through announcing its own hardware." The Motley Fool 8:43 AM
  • "IBM and Oracle present rival chips for 'big iron' servers: IBM described its Power7+ at Hot Chips this week, while Oracle gave the first look at its T5" Techworld 8:39 AM
  • "Oracle collaborates with rivals on CAMP cloud standard" IDG News Service 8:40 AM
  • "Critical vulnerability in Java 7 patch uncovered just hours after release" Techworld 8:41 AM
  • "Warning: Java still vulnerable after patch" gHacks 8:41 AM
  • "Office 2013 on Windows RT -- business as usual" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Updated services agreement allows Microsoft to integrate content across cloud properties" The Verge 8:39 AM
  • "The not very tabletly Windows 8 tablets of IFA" Ars Technica 1:56 PM
  • "Windows 8 and the Cloud: SkyDrive" ThinkDigit 8:39 AM
  • "Where Are The Killer Apps For Windows 8 Metro?" TechCrunch 4:16 PM
  • "What Will Help Nokia + Windows In The Battle Against Apple and Android" Forbes 1:56 PM
  • "Microsoft logo through the years" MyBroadband 8:38 AM
  • "Dell, AMD Roll Out New Products For Windows Server 2012" eWeek 8:42 AM
  • "Cisco's Dave Evans Has The Coolest Job In The World" Business Insider 8:26 AM
  • "Quantum chip breakthrough to be unveiled" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:15 PM
  • "Ultrabooks are only 5 percent of laptop sales. High prices still to blame?" ZDNet 5:57 PM
  • "In The World Of Tech, Women Can Have It All" TechCrunch 11:06 AM
  • "Get Ready For 'Super WiFi' To Be A Big Thing In 2013" Business Insider 11:17 AM
  • "Tax-exempt funds sought for tech sector" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:15 PM
  • "HP, Dell and the paradox of the disrupted: Once synonymous with PCs, Hewlett Packard and Dell are now struggling to keep up with the software-driven shift to integrated, differentiated systems." GigaOM 9/1
  • "HP, Dell fallen on hard times as PC business falters amid shifting technology trends" Associated Press 9/1
  • "HP Releases Beta Version Of Open WebOS" redOrbit 9/1
  • "Microsoft spies Apple vulnerability: Microsoft and its partners find a hole in Apple's defenses." ["The Windows 8 touch screen is the first real change that has come to Windows laptops in a long time. ... And it's made more significant by the fact that Apple has rejected the idea of a hybrid device via Tim Cook's refrigerator-toaster analogy. Which gives Apple's less-nimble Silicon Valley neighbor, Hewlett-Packard, a rare leg up."] CNET News 9/1
  • "Windows 7 Passes XP to Become the World's Leading Operating System" NetMarketshare 9/1
  • "Finally! More people use Windows 7 than XP" BetaNews 9/1
  • "Windows 7 overtakes XP; Mac OS X steams ahead of Vista" ZDNet 9/1
  • "Hands on with Windows RT (finally)" ZDNet 9/1
  • "Don't Pop the Champagne Quite Yet, Microsofties" Forbes 9/1
  • "IBM and Vodafone Advance Smarter Home Initiative" The Financial 9/1
  • "IBM's Watson could turn into a super-smart personal assistant for mobile devices" Tecca 9/1
  • "Sorry, Larry, the Cloud Revolution Is Here: Little startup Workday has made Oracle's chief take notice, even if he belittles its chances of success." Barron's 9/1
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "As Goes Apple, So Goes September" CNBC 8/31
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks tilt lower, with yen hitting Japan/Asia's major stock markets started September on a downbeat note Monday, with shares generally lower as currency headwinds hit Tokyo and the expiration of dividends weighed on Sydney." MarketWatch 8:53 PM
  • "Facebook stock drops to all-time low: Social media giant struggles to show that it can make money from mobile ads." Ars Technica 8/31
  • "Tech Stocks: Splunk's gains highlight tech sector's rise" MarketWatch 8/31
  • "Stocks Bounce on Bernanke But Finish Week Lower" TheStreet 8/31
  • "Stocks Up in Choppy Trading as Traders Digest Bernanke Speech" FOXBusiness 8/31
  • "Stocks end August with Bernanke-inspired bounce" CNNMoney 8/31
  • "Stocks Lifted by Fed, Close Higher for August" CNBC 8/31
  • "S&P 500 Caps Longest Monthly Gain Since March On Bernanke" Bloomberg 8/31
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise for a Third Month" [Paid Membership Required] 8/31
  • "Stocks: All eyes on Bernanke" CNNMoney 8/31
  • "Asian Markets Mostly Up for August" [Paid Membership Required] 8/31
  • "Asia Markets: Asia markets end August with weak session" MarketWatch 8/31
  • "Europe Stocks Post Solid August" [Paid Membership Required] 8/31
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rise as Bernanke hints of QE3" MarketWatch 8/31
  • "World markets rally after Fed vows to do more for US economy" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 8/31
  • "3 Small Cap Tech Stocks With Enormous Upside Potential" Seeking Alpha 8/31
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 10 a.m." Associated Press 8/31
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies" CBS News 8/31

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