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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, September 11, 2012


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Thursday Highlights: New York Times broke the story of Apple joining forces with Volkswagen to build fleet of driverless vehicles for shuttling employees; Bloomberg notes Apple only testing a couple dozen vehicles while Google buys 20,000 SUVs for their efforts; Business Insider posts a few details from Apple's now-scrapped future-car ideas—more in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; Silicon Valley ponders more taxes on big employers like Apple due to "impact of rapid growth on housing and traffic"; iDownload Blog details how you can remove "mshelper" cryptominer malware from your Mac; on Wednesday, Jason Snell let us all know that OS X became as old as the Classic Mac OS; branded credit cards part of Apple, IKEA strategy to lure Millenials according to report; Adam Engst warns of phone scam purporting you have an iCloud breach; while an Android phone wins Tom's Guide's toughest smartphone test, iPhone X was "the toughest non-ruggedized phone".

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  • "After iPhone 5, can Tim Cook make Apple his own? Steve Jobs' projects still power Apple's success, raising questions about whether CEO Tim Cook will lead the company to deliver a new breakthrough."  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:16 AM
  • "The choreography of an Apple event: When Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage Wednesday in San Francisco, presumably to introduce the world to the iPhone 5, everyone knows what's going to happen." CNN 1:33 PM
  • "Apple iPhone drama: Tim Cook's breakthrough? Cook basically has a thankless task" MarketWatch 2:13 PM
  • "iPhone 5 will disrupt mobile industry, says analyst: Rival phone makers, PC vendors, wireless carriers, and parts suppliers all stand to be affected by the shock wave created by the new phone."  CNET News 7:52 AM
  • "Expectations Run High for Apple's New iPhone" [Paid Membership Required] 7:21 PM
  • "Forget the Fed, Apple's new iPhone may dial up economic stimulus: Apple's iPhone 5, widely expected to be unveiled Wednesday, could boost the fourth-quarter GDP by $3.2 billion, one economist says."  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:39 PM
  • "iPhone5 to lift GDP"  Reuters 7:18 AM
  • "New iPhone 5 could increase US GDP by half a percent" ShareCast 8:01 AM
  • "New iPhone: Carrier Cash Cow?" [Paid Membership Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone needs to dazzle as market gets crowded" Reuters 4:41 PM
  • "The Aura of Inevitability: Ahead of the expected launch of the iPhone 5 this week, it appears that there is a growing expectation that this release will achieve the equivalent blowout sales success that the iPhone 4s enjoyed; however, a careful review of the sales history reveals that, while the new iPhone may be a gigantic success around the world, the inevitability of similar success in the U.S. is not quite so pre-determined." The NPD Group Blog 9:56 AM
  • "Will Apple see blowout iPhone 5 sales? Maybe not, says NPD: The U.S. market may be too saturated for the new iPhone to beat the iPhone 4S's record" Fortune 3:08 PM
  • "Will Apple's Focus on Profits Let Its Rivals Jump Ahead? Pocketing profits instead of investing in innovation is how market leaders turn into has-beens."  Technology Review 7:57 AM
  • "Apple's Krall, Latham, Gardere, Covington: Business of Law" Bloomberg 8:10 AM
  • "Samsung will reportedly sue Apple over LTE use on iPhone 5" CNET News 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Opposes Samsung's Bid to Lift Ban on Galaxy Tablet" Bloomberg 7:48 AM
  • "Apple seeks sanctions against HTC after inventor of two 4G patents denies that he knows his stuff" Foss Patents 1:32 PM
  • "HTC, Samsung queue up to sue Apple over 4G in iPhone 5" Macworld UK 8:15 AM
  • "Apple turns legal guns on Polish retailer" ["'Apple brand is widely recognized and the company says that, by using the name that sounds similar, is using Apple's reputation,' patent office spokesman Adam Taukert said."] Reuters 8:05 AM
  • "Will Apple's Tacky Software-Design Philosophy Cause A Revolt? Fast Company's Austin Carr Speaks With Industry Insiders And Ex-Apple Designers Who Have Soured On The Fake Leather, Glass, And Wood That Runs Through OSX And iOS."  Fast Company Design 8:36 AM
  • "Apple's Hideous Leather Software Is Based on Steve Jobs' Private Jet" Gizmodo 9:25 AM
  • "Apple seeds OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 build 12C50 to developers, includes Facebook, phone number syncing, MacBook Air 2010 PowerNap" 9 to 5 Mac 9:26 PM
  • "New iCloud features to link iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion tomorrow" Macworld UK 8:17 AM
  • "Battery life fix for Mountain Lion may join iOS 6 release tomorrow" Macworld UK 8:15 AM
  • "Initial tests show forthcoming OS X 10.8.2 update may help resolve battery life issues" O'Grady's PowerPage 9:49 AM
  • "Apple confirms iCloud mail outage for some users" Macworld 7:19 PM
  • "iCloud Mail suffers extended downtime" MacNN 1:33 PM
  • "Manage application alerts in OS X: Apple's alerts in OS X are useful, but can be a bit intrusive. There are a few things you can do about it, though." CNET Reviews 7:06 PM
  • "Going In Depth on Mountain Lion's Notifications" TidBITS 7:19 PM
  • "SpiderOak 4.7 a strong candidate for online storage, backup, and sync" Macworld 10:18 AM
  • "Kaspersky Security for Mac review: Updated protection includes parental controls and anti-phishing features" Macworld UK 8:38 AM
  • "How To Perfect A PDF with PDFpen" Mactuts+ 8:37 AM
  • "Bark sends Growl alerts to Notification Center" Macworld 9:51 AM
  • "Create Reminders For Specific Locations Right In Mountain Lion [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "YouTube to MP3: How to download and convert music from YouTube" FairerPlatform 7:43 AM
  • "If You Collect Webpage Bookmarks In Safari Then You Need A Bookmark Sorter App" TeraTalks 7:41 AM
  • "When Fonts Matter: The Mac's Premier Font Character Management App" McSolo 7:42 AM
  • "What Every Advanced Mac User Needs: A Bookmark Manager For Screen Sharing" BohemianBoomer 7:42 AM
  • "4 Reasons To Love The Mac Invoice App That Combines Style And Substance" Mac 360 7:42 AM
  • "Free: The Little Mac Writing Tool You Didn't Know You Need (but you do)" NoodleMac 7:42 AM
  • "How To Turn Your Mac Into A Powerful Artboard For Cheap, Easy Graphic Designs" Mac 360 7:42 AM
  • "It's not about HTML5 or skeuomorphism, it's about usability" iMore 8:54 PM
  • "Apple's Designers Clashing Over 'Tacky' Software Skeuomorphisms" MacRumors 7:08 PM
  • "A quick bit of BS skewering" bynkii 8:34 PM
  • "Instapaper's 9to5Mac vendetta, or why news curators need to tread carefully" Digital Trends 4:26 PM
  • "Mountain Lion foot-dragger blinks, part two" AppleTell 8:32 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mountain Lion, Retina Display Compatible MacPractice 4.2 Released" MacPractice 1:59 PM
  • "Kindle for Mac adds Lion gestures, Kindle Format 8 support" FairerPlatform 1:58 PM
  • "Maxwell Render for formZ Technology Preview released" Architosh 1:28 PM
  • "Accordance 10 Collections and Upgrades" Accordance 10:31 AM
  • "PulpFX Wedding: A special wedding effects collection for Final Cut Pro, Motion and After Effects" Aquafadas 9:31 AM
  • "StockXloader 4 to get quotes from almost any stock exchange in the world" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Deep Voyage for Mac Released" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Anime Studio Pro 9 ships, limited time $50 discount" FairerPlatform 7:43 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Siri Co-Founder Adam Cheyer Left Apple in June" AllThingsD 7:18 PM
  • "Apple Said to Lose Cheyer, Co-Creator of Siri Voice Unit" Bloomberg 4:17 PM
  • "Another Siri co-founder leaves Apple" CNET News 4:38 PM
  • "Siri co-founder Adam Cheyer reportedly leaves Apple" 9 to 5 Mac 3:58 PM
  • "Apple Staffing Up for iPhone 5 Pre-orders Beginning on Morning of Friday, September 14?" MacRumors 1:16 PM
  • "Millennial Media Releases New Report on Leading Mobile Devices, Operating Systems and Tablets: September Mobile Mix Report Finds Apple and Samsung Devices Combine for Over 50 Percent of All Mobile Impressions" Business Wire 7:13 PM
  • "iPhone and Apple Take Top Spots on the Latest Millennial Media Report" PadGadget 7:12 PM
  • "Apple supplier Foxconn denies using forced student labor: Labor groups and workers, however, said students are being forced to work at the Foxconn factories in China" IDG News Service 7:47 AM
  • "32,000 Students Choose: Build Your iPhone 5 Or Get Expelled From School" Forbes 7:53 AM
  • "Apple ID code leak 'sourced to US firm BlueToad'" BBC 7:49 AM
  • "Apple's soon-to-be-slurped securo firm shrugs off crypto warning" The Register 7:45 AM
  • "iPad no flight risk says Federal Aviation Authority: American Airlines allowed to use in-cockpit fondleslabs 'in all phases of flight'" The Register 7:46 AM
  • "American Airlines first to get FAA approval to use iPads in 'all phases' of flight, saving some $1.2M" The Next Web 8:17 AM
  • "iPads to Replace Paper Reference Manuals in All AA Cockpits" Gizmodo 8:17 AM
  • "American Airlines given approval for in-cockpit iPad use" Electronista 8:27 AM
  • "Apple outshines Samsung on mobile ad network: Though Samsung's been on the rise, Apple continues to generate the most traffic seen among device makers on the mobile ad network of Millennial Media." CNET News 8:50 AM
  • "Samsung goes past Apple in U.S. consumer preferences" The Korea Herald 10:29 AM
  • "With Smartphone Sales, Samsung Is Already Pulling Ahead of Apple: By selling inexpensive models in emerging markets, Samsung is rapidly gaining market share." Technology Review 7:57 AM
  • "Apple Applied for Stay of Execution about Sales of iPhones in Korean Market" Korea IT News 11:14 AM
  • "Apple Attempts to Rescind the Sales Ban of iPhone in Korea" Patently Apple 11:14 AM
  • "Competition Sets a High Bar for Apple's iPhone 5" Forbes 7:39 AM
  • "Apple approves BitTorrent iOS apps by mistake, bans them all to hell again" The Next Web 3:57 PM
  • "Meet the guy who cracked the case of the stolen iPhone IDs: AltSec claimed they got them from a FBI agent's laptop. David Schuetz proved they lied." Fortune 10:37 AM
  • "Free Apps Account For 89% Of All Downloads; Most Of The Rest Under $3; iOS Store Biggest Of Them All" TechCrunch 10:14 AM
  • "EE hints that it will offer the 4G Apple Ipad and Iphone 5" The Inquirer 7:47 AM
  • "EE hints that UK users will finally get 4G Apple iPad" V3 12:00 PM
  • "YouTube offers new iPhone app to fill looming void" Associated Press 8:03 AM
  • "Parodies take aim at Apple's iPhone 5" CNNMoney 1:05 PM
  • "Apple Executive Buys on San Francisco's Gold Coast" WSJ Blogs 8:33 AM
  • "Triple-amputee veteran gets 'smart' home on September 11" ["The home is in the Reserve at Paseo del Sol community in Temecula, California. It's specially built to allow him to lead as independent a lifestyle as possible. The home's features include kitchen cabinets and shelves that lower for easy access to items, an elevator, and doors that automatically open as part of an electronic-sensor system run from an iPad. A pool will be installed soon where he can continue his therapy."] CNN 7:04 PM
  • "Heart Warming Story: Disabled Vet Given New Smart Home run from an iPad" Patently Apple 7:03 PM
  • "The iBumbler-in-chief: He ran the most high-tech political campaign in history, but President Obama needs some 411 when it comes to dialing an iPhone." New York Post 11:04 AM
  • "Clueless carjacker foiled by OnStar, Find My iPad" Digital Trends 8:34 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Event Is Wednesday; Follow Our Liveblog" ABCNews 7:07 PM
  • "Live Blog: Apple's iPhone event" Macworld 2:18 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Nokia could launch entry-level Windows Phone 7.5 handsets, says report" CNET News 11:44 AM
  • "Cosmo, the Hacker 'God' Who Fell to Earth" Wired 11:28 AM
  • "The secret world of speedrunners" Mashable 11:06 AM
  • "Sony's New 3D Head-mounted Display to Launch in Japan for US$900" IDG News Service 10:57 AM
  • "Google restricts Pirate Bay from Autocomplete, Instant search features" PCWorld 10:56 AM
  • "Early ARM 64-bit prototype servers could come by year end: ARM is working with Applied Micro Circuits to put out cheap 64-bit ARM servers by end of year or mid 2013" IDG News Service 10:41 AM
  • "Mozilla's Firefox OS Seeks Innovation Without Gatekeeping: Mozilla aspires to turn Web technology into an open mobile platform that offers an alternative to proprietary platforms offered by Apple and Google." InformationWeek 10:38 AM
  • "ST plans production stoppages" EE Times 10:21 AM
  • "Cutting the cable: Wireless charging becomes a reality" Computerworld 10:16 AM
  • "GoDaddy Says Our Crash Wasn't Anonymous, It Wasn't A Hack, It Wasn't A DDoS. It Was Internal Network Issues" TechCrunch 11:10 AM
  • "Struggling Sharp Slashes Employee Salaries by up to 10 Percent" IDG News Service 10:57 AM
  • "UK's First 4G LTE Service, EE, Will Feature New Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Huawei Devices. Orange, T-Mobile Brands To Gradually Fade Away" TechCrunch 11:11 AM
  • "BlackBerry sinks to zero sales in 'a meaningful number' of stores" CNET News 11:44 AM
  • "RIM's BlackBerrys Losing Shelf Space, Mindshare Among Carriers" AllThingsD 9:50 AM
  • "Instagram not headed to Windows Phone anytime soon" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Philips steps up cost cuts and job losses" Reuters 9:55 AM
  • "Philips Chief Cuts Additional 2,200 Jobs as Economy Worsens" Bloomberg 10:05 AM
  • "iPad mini photos leak, may reveal working tablet for first time" BGR 9:14 AM
  • "iPad Mini pictures leak" CNET News 7:52 AM
  • "'Stretched' iPhone? New images suggest taller, slimmer handset, same width" Digital Trends 8:33 AM
  • "More 'iPad Mini' tat pics leak ahead of Apple's big unzip" Register Hardware 7:46 AM
  • "Photo shows iPad mini and iPhone 5 cases compared to an iPhone 4S" iDownload Blog 8:33 AM
  • "Smaller iPhone dock cable shown with mystery engraving" AppleInsider 3:18 PM
  • "Apple's new 9-pin Dock Connector for iPhone 5 may support USB 3.0" AppleInsider 7:19 PM
  • "New iMacs likely will feature Quadcore update, AMD GCN Architecture and more..." Architosh 3:01 PM
  • "iPhone 5 and Updated iPod Touch to Support Panorama Photo Mode?" MacRumors 1:27 PM
  • "New iPod touch will feature high-res 1136 x 640-pixel display, 32-nanometer A5 chip" BGR 1:17 PM
  • "New Apple mobile software to get maps, Siri update" Associated Press 7:11 PM
  • "Apple's 12 September iPod updates to include redesigned iPod touch? New reports suggest that Apple could introduce updates across its iPod range tomorrow, alongside the iPhone 5" Macworld UK 8:16 AM
  • "NPD Forecast: Apple's iPad mini to Sell 8 Million Units in 2012" Patently Apple 9:54 AM
  • "New iPod codenames: Touch is N78, Nano is N31, Shuffle is N12B, iPhone/iPod touch panorama mode?" 9 to 5 Mac 10:18 AM
  • "AUO to ship as many as 500,000 panels for Apple's reported 7.85-inch iPad" DigiTimes 8:12 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Wins 27 Patents Including Smart Cover & iPhone Haptics" Patently Apple 9:02 AM
  • "Apple Wins MIMO LTE Antenna & Cellular MacBook Patents" Patently Apple 7:44 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent For The IPod Nano" MacNews 10:30 AM
  • "Apple Wants To Help You Create, Manage Voicemail Greetings" MacNews 10:32 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Arcade Addict HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:31 AM
  • "Tiny War For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 9:31 AM
  • "Jungle Joe For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:31 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:07 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:07 AM
  • "iPod Speakers -The Best iPod Speakers -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information -From $36 To $300" MacReviewZone 7:42 AM
  • "Best Selling iPhone Headsets -From $6 To $300 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:42 AM

  • "Hands-on: iPics2Go quickly, easily gets analog photos into your iPhone" Ars Technica 8:00 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands on with Google's YouTube iPhone app" Macworld 10:22 AM
  • "Google Launches Official YouTube App For iPhone & iPod touch [Review] AddictiveTips 8:33 AM
  • "YouTube launches its own iPhone application, iPad app coming next" GigaOM 8:21 AM
  • "YouTube's Homegrown iPhone App Appears, Along With YouTube's Ads" AllThingsD 8:00 AM
  • "YouTube launches new iPhone app ahead of iOS 6 release" CNET News 8:00 AM
  • "Amoebattle Review: Colorful real-time strategy game blends challenge with creativity" Macworld 1:35 PM
  • "'Infinite Warrior' Review - Just Keep Stabbing" Touch Arcade 1:34 PM
  • "Infinite Warrior Review" 148Apps 10:18 AM
  • "Say What You See: Music Edition Review" 148Apps 2:17 PM
  • "Vegetarian Cooking Review" 148Apps 9:26 AM
  • "HUEBRIX Review" 148Apps 8:37 AM
  • "How To Answer Every Call On Speakerphone" App Advice 8:27 AM
  • "Mac buyers' guide: What you need to know before heading to the Apple Store" ITworld 7:07 PM
  • "Type the Degree Symbol in iOS with a Tap & Hold on the 0 Key" OS X Daily 1:34 PM
  • "How to Pick the Right Carrier Plan for iPhone 5: Clip from The News Hub: AM: MarketWatch" [Audio Report] MarketWatch 8:58 AM
  • "Eight great Gmail tips: Take advantage of these timesavers for Google's free email service" Macworld 8:32 AM
  • "Apple's big iPhone launch: What could go wrong" ZDNet 9:29 PM
  • "iOS 6 Will Have A New Call-Blocking Feature, Maybe Connected To 'Do Not Disturb' Feature" Cult of Mac 9:28 PM
  • "Apple is already fighting Amazon in the ebook price wars" paidContent 9:25 PM
  • "Which state you'll pay more for an iPhone 5 in and why" CNET News 9:10 PM
  • "iPhone 5 rumor roundup: CNET tracks all the iPhone 5 rumors: from the likely to the crazy: that we've heard so far in 2011 and 2012." CNET Reviews 9:10 PM
  • "Samsung gearing up to blast Apple in new commercial" SlashGear 7:57 PM
  • "'Official iPhone 5 Video' Is Brilliant, But We Call Fake" The Mac Observer 7:56 PM
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review -The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 7:53 PM
  • "Tech leaders vacillate on iPhone 5, with growing anticipation of Windows 8" ZDNet 7:20 PM
  • "Viewpoint: Apple's iPhone launches no longer excite"  BBC 7:19 PM
  • "I would end my boycott if Apple stopped bullying others" BetaNews 7:18 PM
  • "This Could be Apple's Answer to Microsoft's Surface" Benzinga 7:12 PM
  • "Google Still Thinks Apple Patent Win Was About Geometry" AllThingsD 7:08 PM
  • "Apple and Samsung's Love-Hate Relationship Continues" Wired 7:08 PM
  • "An iPhone 5 upgrade for on-contract AT&T customers might be really expensive" iDownload Blog 7:08 PM
  • "Ihnatko: Android vs. iOS. You might be surprised who wins"  Chicago Sun-Times 7:07 PM
  • "A useful graphic for gadget bloggers" Boing Boing 7:06 PM
  • "Baseless speculation: The new iPod Nano will be a wristwatch for the iPhone 5" Digital Trends 7:06 PM
  • "Apple displays stretched app icons outside iPhone 5 event" Tap For Mobile 7:05 PM
  • "Why I Choose the iPhone Over Android Devices" 7/Apps 4:37 PM
  • "How Will Apple Fare Against the Competition?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 4:00 PM
  • "Apple Passbook may let you kiss wallet goodbye" USA Today 4:00 PM
  • "Android and iOS are slowly bleeding the PC industry dry" BGR 3:21 PM
  • "This Woman Is Fighting Apple's Thermonuclear War Against Android Around The World" Business Insider 3:18 PM
  • "Apple's 10 Biggest Mistakes Since Steve Jobs Returned" Forbes 3:06 PM
  • "Why The New iPhone Will Be Roundly Panned And Why It Will Still Sell Like Crazy" Tech.pinions 2:16 PM
  • "Inside The UDID Hack: How A Lone Programmer Cracked The Case" TechCrunch 2:13 PM
  • "Apple verdict cost Samsung $1 billion, but study suggests it's now 'buzzing' more than Apple" BGR 1:17 PM
  • "How Many iPhone 5s Can Apple Sell in a Weekend?"  AllThingsD 1:15 PM
  • "The Psychological Tricks Behind Apple's Service Secrets" Forbes 1:13 PM
  • "Why Apple's Entry Into Internet Radio Could Make Pandora a Buy" Forbes 1:13 PM
  • "Focusing on Hardware Is the Wrong Way to Compete With the iPhone"  Wired 12:02 PM
  • "Apple Goes Back to School: When Will Students Make the Move to iPads?" Minyanville 12:01 PM
  • "Apple criticism- iPhone, iPad amazing but Apple doesn't invent: Gassee" BGR 10:32 AM
  • "Maker of Chinese iPhone 5 knockoff vows to put Apple in its place [Video] BGR 10:17 AM
  • "Apple TV?" ["Another card in Apple's hand is its new board member – Disney CEO Robert Iger, who joined the board in November 2011. Iger could give Apple a foray into either the cable space or the sports arena, as Disney owns some of the most valuable content – ESPN."]  The Motley Fool 9:58 AM
  • "Awesome next-gen iPod touch concept [Gallery] 9 to 5 Mac 9:51 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Copy cat spat" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:49 AM
  • "Apple's fundamental iPhone 5 problem: After 18 months of iPhone rumors and inventions, how can Apple possibly deliver on the public's expectations?" InfoWorld 10:43 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Expected With LTE, but iPad Mini Launch Unlikely: Jefferies" eWeek 10:35 AM
  • "The New iPhone Is The Next Apple Screen Built To Consume Paid Media" Forbes 10:35 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Launch: What We'll See, And What We Won't" Forbes 10:35 AM
  • "Apple iPhone Event Rumors: What Will, Won't And Might Be Announced" TechCrunch 10:12 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Preview: Setting Expectations/Apple will unveil the iPhone 5 September 12. Here's a primer on what Apple's likely to show." InformationWeek 9:33 AM
  • "Why Apple's Siri won't be the 'killer feature' for iPhone 5"  Computerworld 9:31 AM
  • "Check out this blow-away concept of next-gen iPod touch" iDownload Blog 1:26 PM
  • "iPhone 5: the rumor roundup" Engadget 9:26 AM
  • "Broken Windows and the iPhone 5" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:14 AM
  • "Stressed out by your computer? Get a Mac!" MacNews 9:14 AM
  • "My iPhone needs a case, Jerry Seinfeld: Even though I don't wear a helmet" Macworld 8:49 AM
  • "Apple Taking Siri's Hearing Into Its Own Hands: In the iPhone 4s, Apple relied on the audio processing technology of Audience to improve the hearing of Siri, the iPhone's virtual assistant. Now, however, Apple has indicated that it will handle the function in-house, lengthening a growing trend of relying on outside help only until it can manage: and control: things itself."  MacNewsWorld 8:38 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Coming But How Long Can Apple Keep This Up?" Tapscape 8:37 AM
  • "Apple iOS 6: The 5 Most Anticipated Features" PC Magazine 8:33 AM
  • "One more thing... the iPad mini" ZDNet 8:24 AM
  • "Will the iPhone 5 display remain competitive?" ZDNet 8:23 AM
  • "Apple, iOS 6 & Mobile Payments - One More Thing for the iPhone 5?"  Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "What I Really Want in the New iPhone 5" VernonChan 2:19 PM
  • "The iPhone 5 is coming ... will there be an iPhone 10?" CNNMoney 8:10 AM
  • "How Amazon really declared war on Apple: Bezos says he's aligned with the consumer" MarketWatch 8:10 AM
  • "Remember When HP's Slogan Was 'Invent?' The New HP Is All About Copying Apple's iMac" Mac 360 7:42 AM
  • "iPhone 5 GDP Effect to US Boost Economy, Republicans Cry Foul" Tapscape 1:01 PM
  • "The Many Emotions Wrought By iPhone 5: From Euphoria To Depression" PixoBebo 7:42 AM
  • "Windows 8? Nah: Win Phone 8 should give Apple the fear"  The Register 7:38 AM
  • "A Kindle Fire Amazon-Lovers Can Love: Rich Jaroslovsky" Bloomberg 8:58 PM
  • "Jaroslovsky Reviews Amazon's New Kindle Fire" [Video Review] Bloomberg 8:58 PM
  • "Review: Kindle Fire HD Is a Very Amazon Tablet" Techland 8:22 PM
  • "Amazon Kindle Fire HD review (7-inch)" The Verge 8:22 PM
  • "Kindle Fire HD Is Better but It Isn't the Best Color Tablet" AllThingsD 8:22 PM
  • "My thoughts on 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, 2012 edition" GigaOM 8:22 PM
  • "Amazon's Play: The video of Amazon's Kindle press event last week is well worth watching. Amazon is, to my eyes, the only company playing in the same league as Apple. The only ding is that the event was oddly-paced — it felt too slow. It lasted over an hour but I think it could been done in 45 minutes or so without cutting any material. But pacing aside, it was really well done."  Daring Fireball 7:20 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note II first impressions" BGR 1:17 PM
  • "HTC may not be loudly profitable, but it is still quietly brilliant" ZDNet 11:31 AM
  • "12 of the World's Most Annoying Technologies" Wired 11:28 AM
  • "9 Ways Guild Wars 2 Is Better than Any Other MMO" Techland 11:22 AM
  • "Hands On with Samsung's Galaxy Note II: Even Bigger Screen, Nicer Pen, More Refinement" Techland 11:21 AM
  • "Viewsonic 22in Android 'tablet' hands-on review: Passes the Google test and then some" Register Hardware 11:18 AM
  • "U.S. Consumers Reluctant to Ditch iPhone, Android for Nokia Lumia 920" PC Magazine 10:54 AM
  • "The 3 biggest mistakes made by security pros" InfoWorld 10:40 AM
  • "IT Free Agency: A Migraine For Managers/Knowledge workers continue to stampede out the door and onto their own. It's a trend that will only intensify, and it could put you at a competitive disadvantage." InformationWeek 10:38 AM
  • "Five signs you should retire that old computer" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:36 AM
  • "7 Fastest-Growing tech companies: From new innovators to the old guard, these companies are experiencing phenomenal growth in the tech sector." [Slideshow] Fortune 10:34 AM
  • "Like FOSS Fog, Cloud Confusion May Not Matter" LinuxInsider 10:22 AM
  • "VMworld 2012: Passing the Torch - and the Ammunition" E-Commerce Times 10:21 AM
  • "Kindle Fire HD: The Mobile Set-Top Box" BYTE 9:57 AM
  • "Last Year's 'It' Phones Find New Life as This Year's Midrange Models" AllThingsD 9:41 AM
  • "The Great iPhone 5 Heist [Video] Mashable 1:29 PM
  • "Hilarious irreverent iPhone 5 event parody hits YouTube, Steve Jobs resurrected [Video] Today's iPhone 1:22 PM
  • "If Apple, Nokia And Samsung Were High School Students, They'd Look Like This" [humor] Business Insider 1:19 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Charge your iPad on The Go – Top Car Chargers" PadGadget 4:00 PM
  • "Pixelwand's Reefdoser Pro for iPad Ships: Reefdoser Pro enables you to monitor the water parameters of up to three aquariums." FishChannel 3:20 PM
  • "App Detail Peterson Birds of North America" 148Apps 3:12 PM
  • "News360 for iPad more competitive with a major update" TUAW 3:06 PM
  • "The Week in iOS Accessories: Microscopes and cassettes?" Macworld 2:16 PM
  • "Elegant Walnut Wood/Carbon Fiber Composite iPad Case" MacPrices 12:06 PM
  • "'Instant Lab' Prints Digital Snaps Right Off Your iPhone's Screen" Wired 12:03 PM
  • "Web Clipping Service Clipboard Arrives On iPhone, Adds Shared Boards For Groups" TechCrunch 10:13 AM
  • "This Case Turns Your iPod touch Into A Wi-Fi Phone, Perfect For Skype Calls [Video] Redmond Pie 9:50 AM
  • "Everpurse Offers On-the-Go iPhone Charging" PC Magazine 7:16 PM
  • "Everpurse fashionably charges smartphones" CNET News 8:52 AM
  • "Wannabat Season turns fast-paced baseball into iOS eye-candy" iDownload Blog 8:32 AM
  • "Harry Potter Books Magically Disappear After Updating To New Version Of Nook For iOS" App Advice 8:27 AM
  • "BIMx and the Porsche Design Tower: Web Event" Architosh 8:23 AM
  • "Will Apple's Mac mini Sales Take a Hit as a Result of Security Issues? The New Mac mini Security Mount & Lock Might Just be the Solution Apple Needs" PRWeb 8:16 AM
  • "Updated Version of Maxthon for iPad Now Available in iTunes: Cross-Platform Synching and Enhanced Performance" PRNewswire 8:08 AM
  • "Frost & Sullivan: iPhone 5 Has to Be Revolutionary for Real Success" PRNewswire 8:08 AM
  • "Calgary Scientific's ResolutionMD™ 3.1 Goes Global with Latest Release" PRNewswire 8:08 AM
  • "QWASI Technology: Automates Apple's New IOS6 Passbook Passes" PRNewswire 8:08 AM
  • "Google Releases a Stand Alone YouTube App" Best App Site 9:59 AM
  • "Stand-Alone YouTube App For iOS Devices Now On App Store" AppleBitch 9:14 AM
  • "Google releases standalone YouTube app for iPhone" The Next Web 8:15 AM
  • "Google updates Drive for Android and IOS" The Inquirer 8:00 AM
  • "Google releases a Youtube app for IOS" The Inquirer 8:00 AM
  • "Kelp Mobil released Buddy's Garage 2.0 for iPhone" prMac 2:13 PM
  • "Bowling Fever for iOS" prMac 9:50 AM
  • "Nitro Sprint 2 Released for iOS - Vertical Racer Sequel Hits the Road" prMac 9:49 AM
  • "App Developers Provide a Clever Business Solution for Apple's Passbook" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Photo Quiz for Friends Takes Quiz to a Whole New Level" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "I'm Having a Bath - An exciting new iPad App for Children and Families" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "ClassicWeather 1.0: Free Weather Report now also for the iPad" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Goofy Gallerist Is Offering a Free Version of the Virtual Museum App" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Tying a tie now supported by augmented reality" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Trivia Master: Flags released for iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "TapSquash 1.0 for iOS - Squash Bugs and Earn Points" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "SillyTale MahJong 1.0 for iOS: Stacked Tiles, 1-Player Solitaire MahJong" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "RPA Technology announces Mobile Mouse Labor Day Sale" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Chilling Paranormal Interaction Software Hits the App Store" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Become a chess expert with Chess Master" prMac 7:59 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft-Motorola dispute over proper way to determine FRAND royalty rates continues" Foss Patents 9:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows RT to mark the end of the PC era" V3 11:23 AM
  • "Microsoft opens up on managing Win RT, Win Phone 8 devices" CNET News 9:52 AM
  • "Microsoft urges devs to 'lead Windows 8 app land grab'" The Register 11:20 AM
  • "There is life after the death of Microsoft's Windows 8 Start button: Keep calm and download these handy tools" The Register 11:19 AM
  • "Microsoft to deliver Flash update to Windows 8 users 'shortly'" ZDNet 11:32 AM
  • "Microsoft delivers its free WebMatrix 2 Web development tool bundle" ZDNet 11:31 AM
  • "Microsoft's Patch Tuesday is light, but October's won't be" NBC News 10:48 AM
  • "Microsoft patents '3D living room'" TG Daily 11:16 AM
  • "IBM Watson is ushering in epoch-making change" V3 11:24 AM
  • "Knight hires IBM to review August trading glitch" Reuters 9:47 AM
  • "Knight Turns to IBM to Review Software" [Paid Membership Required] 9:36 AM
  • "Lenovo puts ThinkPads to test" ZDNet 11:32 AM
  • "Intel needs to build PC buzz at IDF, say analysts" Computerworld 10:16 AM
  • "Intel pitches future of PCs at developer forum" Reuters 1:15 PM
  • "Intel wants to reinvent computing--again" Fortune 3:10 PM
  • "Intel launches embedded middleware push" EE Times 10:21 AM
  • "Intel executive backs Windows 8 but still no Windows Phone 8 plans" V3 11:23 AM
  • "Intel Demonstrates Power-Sipping Haswell Chip Due in 2013" Bloomberg 3:12 PM
  • "Intel: David Perlmutter Shows off Speech, Gesture Capabilities" Barron's 11:40 AM
  • "AMD previews Piledriver, Ivy Bridge SeaMicro microservers" The Register 11:21 AM
  • "AMD's new SeaMicro server talks to 5-petabyte storage cluster" IDG News Service 10:15 AM
  • "AMD launches micro servers with AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon processors" DigiTimes 10:20 AM
  • "Top Tech Hurdles Facing Next President, Congress" ABCNews 10:01 AM
  • "IT Pros Skeptical of the Benefits of Business Degrees: Dice" eWeek 10:22 AM
  • "Is a computer science degree worth the paper it's printed on? Self-taught technologists are almost always better hires than those with a BSCS and a huge student loan" InfoWorld 10:39 AM
  • "The Problem With Tablets" Forbes 10:32 AM
  • "IDF 2012: Has the convertible PC's time finally come?" ZDNet 11:31 AM
  • "High performance computing, the latest 'it' thing in the cloud: Startup leverages InfiniBand to compete with growing crop of cloud providers offering powerful machines" Network World 10:59 AM
  • "The Brute Force Computing Revolution" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:54 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Market Preview: Is Apple Ripe?" TheStreet 7:16 PM
  • "Apple's Product Road Map Justifies the Sky-High Valuation" Minyanville 3:11 PM
  • "Why Apple's Shares 'Sell-Off' Post iPhone Debut May Not Work This Time Around" Forbes 2:15 PM
  • "Apple shares volatile in launch windows: Shares up nearly two-thirds this year ahead of iPhone 5 debut" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "How Does An Options Trader Play Apple?" Bloomberg 1:05 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Isn't The Only Factor Driving Apple Shares Higher: Eric Jackson" Daily Ticker 8:50 AM
  • "Why Apple Dropped 3% After Hitting an All-Time High" The Motley Fool 8:06 AM
  • "Why is Apple so cheap and Amazon so expensive?" Fortune 7:54 AM
  • "AAPL Holds the Key to High-Beta Movement" [Video Report] TheStreet 8:03 AM
  • "'Insider Edge' Says Buy Apple, Kors" [Video Report] TheStreet 8:04 AM
  • "The 3rd Dangerous Sign About Apple's Stock" Forbes 3:21 PM
  • "Apple Analysts Shift Focus To Asia-Pacific Sales" The Motley Fool 2:17 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 5: The Potential Winners" TheStreet 9:24 AM
  • "Jon Najarian Trades Apple's iPhone 5 Hype" CNBC 1:10 PM
  • "Taking Stock Of Warning Flags In Tech And Apple" Forbes 9:26 AM
  • "If You Like Apple, You Should Love These Chips" TheStreet 8:09 AM
  • "AAC Technology – iLike Apple" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:56 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks rise as exporters, miners climb" MarketWatch 9:11 PM
  • "Midday Nasdaq Up on Facebook, Intel During Conference Season" Minyanville 3:12 PM
  • "Palo Alto Networks sinks, but H-P lifts techs: Nasdaq edges higher; Facebook, Intel, AMD also post gains" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "U.S. stocks end higher; Dow at highest since 2007: Global optimism fuels rise; dollar down after Moody's warning" MarketWatch 3:56 PM
  • "Stocks Jump; Traders Eye Data, Moody's Statement" FOXBusiness 10:36 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Advance Amid Speculation Over Fed Decision" Bloomberg 10:04 AM
  • "Dow closes at 5-year high" CNNMoney 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks Rise on Fed Stimulus Hopes" TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks Bounce Back: Stocks rose, led by blue chips and energy shares, as anticipation of a German court ruling and Federal Reserve meeting this week brought out buyers." [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks: Caution prevails on Wall Street" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks fall with global events in view" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "Asian Shares Fall Before FOMC, German Court Ruling" [Paid Membership Required] 9:41 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Banks push Europe stocks higher in late action/Burberry tumbles 21% in London after profit warning" MarketWatch 11:35 AM
  • "European Stocks Slip" [Paid Membership Required] 9:41 AM
  • "German court expected to back Europe's bailout fund; stocks up, euro near 4-month dollar high: LONDON — Markets eked out some gains Tuesday amid growing confidence that a top German court will rule favorably on Europe's bailout fund." Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 11:36 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:11 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:34 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:11 PM
  • "8 Big Technology Stocks Leading the Market" TheStreet 11:37 AM
  • "Balance Your Tech Portfolio: Get Short Losers, Part 1" Seeking Alpha 9:46 AM

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