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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, September 16, 2012


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Weekend 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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  • "If Google can cancel Acer's license, why should Apple have to grant one to Google?"  Foss Patents 7:57 AM
  • "MediaGuardian 100 2012: 5. Sir Jonathan Ive: With his knighthood this year, the designer of Apple's computers, iPods, iPhones and iPads has finally raised his public profile" The Guardian 6:49 PM
  • "Why It Doesn't Matter That Apple's iPhone 5 Doesn't Have Global LTE, Or NFC For That Matter" TechCrunch 7:03 PM
  • "iPhone 5's A6 processor detailed, looks in-house"  Crave @ CNET 8:01 AM
  • "A6 chip: More Apple, less ARM" CNET News 11:43 AM
  • "iPhone 5 gets more, faster memory, says report: Apple's next-generation smartphone appears to get a memory upgrade over the iPhone 4/4S." CNET News 3:56 PM
  • "Confusion reigns over Apple's iPhone 5 processor" TG Daily 7:54 AM
  • "With The iPhone 5, The Style Is The Substance. What's Wrong With That?" Forbes 9:41 AM
  • "The iPhone 5 Frenzy Is Missing From the World's Second Largest Market" The Motley Fool 6:47 PM
  • "Apple: US Carriers Ensure Short-Term Success" Seeking Alpha 6:43 PM
  • "'Protectionism' concerns rise after patent disputes between Samsung, Apple"  The Korea Herald 9:23 PM
  • "No violation of Samsung patents, judge says" Reuters 6:47 PM
  • "Apple wins in IDC hearing: Samsung patents not violated, decides US trade judge" ITP Technology 9:42 AM
  • "Apple, and the media, bury the PC: PC news can't compete with iPhone news. And it's not just about the Apple cachet thing. It's about the technology."  CNET News 9/15
  • "Amazing Apple Does It Again: Tall and svelte, the iPhone 5 looks like a winner for the company and its shares."  Barron's 9/15
  • "With iPhone 5 launch, Apple looks to tighten its grip on distribution" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 9/15
  • "Is Apple lost without Steve Jobs? Apple's big announcement this week revealed that Apple without Jobs is a different company"  Computerworld 9/15
  • "Apple at the summit: The trouble with being No. 1" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 9/15
  • "Can Intel Save Apple From the LTE Mess?" PC Magazine 9/15
  • "How The iPhone 5 Will Radically Change Mobile Ad Market Share" Business Insider 9/15
  • "The iPhone 5's A6 SoC: Not A15 or A9, a Custom Apple Core Instead" AnandTech 9/15
  • "iPhone 5 Memory Size and Speed Revealed: 1GB LPDDR2-1066" AnandTech 9/15
  • "Apple – no longer the only fruit: Apple's latest iPhone will break records - but the competition is closing in, says Matt Warman" Telegraph 9/15
  • "Apple should unplug $30 adapter charge: The least Apple could have done is throw the iSheep a bone and include the $30 adapter with the purchase of a new iPhone."  Boston Herald 9/15
  • "Apple's New Lightning Connector: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"  AllThingsD 9/15
  • "iPhone 5 won't come with 30-pin adaptor, will have a USB one" Crave @ CNET 9/15
  • "Apple takes heat over adapter: Adapter won't support iPod controls" CNN 9/15
  • "Apple Patent Win Could Mean Android Trouble in Germany: Report" eWeek 9/15
  • "Apple wins second legal bout against Samsung in patent row" Telegraph 9/15
  • "Apple, 'green' or not? Claim that Maiden site to be powered by 100% renewable energy is questionable"  Hickory Daily Record 9/15
  • "Aerial photo: Apple's massive solar farm in Maiden, N.C." Fortune 9/15
  • "Apple apologises for iCloud outage" T3 9/15
  • "Apple threatens to ruin peace worldwide with voice-controlled iMacs: Siri, delete my coworker's files, ha ha ha" The Register 9/14
  • "Siri may arrive on iMacs next, according to Apple patent" VentureBeat 9/14
  • "Apple Sends Emailed Apologies for iCloud Outage" MacRumors 9/14
  • "Apple's iCloud Exits Beta, Now Open to All Users" PC Magazine 9/14
  • "Google adds 'Do Not Track' to latest Chrome test build" CNET News 9/14
  • "Mac Battery Life Looks Like It's About to Get a Massive Upgrade" Gizmodo 9/14
  • "Bugs & Fixes: The case of the stuck Skype preferences" Macworld 9/14
  • "How to dictate to your Mac" AppleTell 9/15
  • "Turn your Mac or PC into an AirPlay device with AirServer" iMore 9/15
  • "Command Line Work: New Users and Terminal (3) --Shell Basics" eXtensions 9/15
  • "Remove Stored Passwords from Safari in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 9/15
  • "20 Awesome Reader Submitted Mac Tips and Tricks" Mactuts+ 9/15
  • "Get RSS Feed Alerts In Mountain Lion Notification Center With News Notifications" AddictiveTips 9/15
  • "Command Line Work: New Users and Terminal (2) --Basic Navigation" eXtensions 9/14
  • "AutoMile Makes Mileage Tracking Easy On A Mac" MacNews 9/14
  • "MacMost Now 761: Burning DVDs With Compressor" MacMost 9/14
  • "Publish and Share Calendars with Calendar and iCloud" Mactuts+ 9/14
  • "Instantly Open Anything with Quick Look in OS X Using a Simple Tap Gesture" OS X Daily 9/14
  • "One System To Rule Them All – Send Growl Alerts To Mountain Lion's Notification Center [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9/14
  • "Paranoid About Privacy? Concerned About Security? How To Hide Confidential Files On A Mac (out of sight, out of mind)" Mac 360 9/14
  • "A New Way To Control Your Mac's Screen Pointer With Apple's Remote Control" NoodleMac 9/14
  • "How To Take Screenshots On Your Mac Without Having To Clean Up The Desktop" BohemianBoomer 9/14
  • "Shades Of Pavlov's Dog: How To Use Your Mac To Condition Yourself To Specific Sounds" McSolo 9/14
  • "Dozens of Free HD Wallpapers for OS X Mountain Lion" FairerPlatform 9/14
  • "If Your Mac Could Have Only One Graphic Design Utility App, This Would Be The One" Mac 360 9/14
  • "Try The Personal Budget App That Is So Good You Don't Need Money To Use It" TeraTalks 9/14
  • "Mac Fading Away?, Linux Programmer Loves OS X, Disabling Java Your Best Bet, and More" Low End Mac 9/14
Press Releases
  • "Allgood Software has released Allgood Solitaire 5.0,a major update to this popular software, now entirely rewritten, with brand new high resolution graphics, including more deck options, more backgrounds, and more game variations." Allgood Software 7:07 AM
  • "SCOtutor for Mountain Lion Tutorial App Launched" prMac 9/15
  • "xScope 3.5 offers retina support, improved mirror tool" TUAW 9/14
  • "GraphicConverter 8.3 adds Aperture library, Automator, Notification, etc. support" FairerPlatform 9/14
  • "Newest Skype betas for Windows and Mac include Live Messenger integration" ZDNet 9/14
  • "Pubblog Releases PixSteward, Advanced Flickr Backup for Mac OS X" prMac 9/14
  • "Screen Ruler 3.0 from Sprightly Software Now Available" prMac 9/14
  • "Recosoft ships PDF2ID v3.5 - Convert PDF and XPS to InDesign CS6 files" prMac 9/14
  • "Appsoft Studio Presents Frame King for Making Photo Collages on Mac OS X" prMac 9/14
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Line already forming in New York for iPhone 5" CNET News 6:46 PM
  • "iPhone 5: Customers in the Big Apple camp out 8 days early" Fortune 4:35 PM
  • "It Might Already Be Too Late to Be First in Line at the Apple Store This Week" AllThingsD 6:46 PM
  • "Apple fans are already camping out for the iPhone 5 (but it's not just for an iPhone)" VentureBeat 8:54 PM
  • "Marissa Mayer Just Gave Every Yahoo Employee An iPhone 5" Business Insider 7:47 AM
  • "Mayer To Yahoo! You Can Have Any Cellphone You Want, As Long As It's Not Blackberry" TechCrunch 8:43 PM
  • "iPhone 5s already shipping via UPS from ZhengZhou region of China" 9 to 5 Mac 3:06 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Pre-Orders, the Lack of AppleCare+ Option, and How The Company is Making it Right" iSource 3:06 PM
  • "Despite a Slowdown, Smartphone Advances Are Still Ahead: The arrival of the original iPhone in 2007 was a quantum leap for cellphones. Phones had never worked or looked like that." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:42 PM
  • "How Kogan can sell the iPhone 5 cheaper than Apple" CRN Australia 9:21 PM
  • "Amazon gets new iPods as Best Buy throws a MacBook Sale" 9 to 5 Mac 8:03 AM
  • "Best Buy Slashes Prices on Macbook Pro, Retina & MacBook Air" Run Around Tech 9:36 AM
  • "Apple fanboys fight back against Samsung" CNET News 11:43 AM
  • "Fans of iPhone respond to Samsung ad with parodies" Electronista 7:53 AM
  • "iPhone Oil Paintings Put Greasy Fingers to Good Use" Gizmodo 9:40 AM
  • "Is Apple New iPod Nano Imitates China MP4 Player? (Video)" M.I.C. Gadget 9/15
  • "Survey: iPhone 5's lack of NFC doesn't matter" Computerworld 9/15
  • "Samsung attacks iPhone 5 in new ad" CNET News 9/15
  • "Here's The Anti-iPhone 5 Ad Samsung Will Run In Newspapers Tomorrow" Business Insider 9/15
  • "In New Ad Campaign, Samsung Tries to Win on the Merits" AllThingsD 9/15
  • "Samsung takes aim at iPhone 5 in new print ad" AppleInsider 9/15
  • "T-Mobile to offer nano-SIM cards for unlocked iPhone 5s-- report" CNET News 9/15
  • "Timbuk2 Factory Tour Highlights Offshoring Issues at Apple [Gallery] Cult of Mac 9/15
  • "Thief drives straight through Apple Store window" CNET News 9/15
  • "Bad apples steal iPhones in raid" Slate 9/15
Non-Apple News
  • "The end of MP3? Opus Audio Codec promises better sound with less bandwidth" Digital Trends 6:54 PM
  • "Amazon tacking on tax in Calif.: Cash-strapped California is now requiring online retailers to collect local and state sales taxes. Ben Tracy reports on how the new law is changing the business plan for Internet giant" CBS News 9/15
  • "Microsoft Patent: How to Silence your Device by whacking it off" Patent Bolt 9/14
  • "CD-quality voice heads for Skype via newly standardised Opus codec" ZDNet 9/14
  • "Conversational robots close to reality" TG Daily 9/14
  • "Cars as a Service? Mercedes-Benz latest to use cloud to flog vehicles" Network World 9/14
  • "Firmware maker says it could enable dual-boot Windows RT, Android devices" IDG News Service 9/14
  • "GoDaddy apologizes for outage with 30% discounts" PCWorld 9/14
  • "Googling Your Lost Keys, And The Coming Revolution In Smart Products" Forbes 9/14
  • "Google Adds Do-Not-Track to Chrome" PCWorld 9/14
  • "Google adds 'Do Not Track' to latest Chrome test build" CNET News 9/14
  • "Sharp Unable to Find Tablet-Panel Buyers, Executive Says" Bloomberg 9/14
  • "Sharp: Aim to return to profit in 2013: Kyodo" MarketWatch 9/14
  • "Nokia Laments 'Poor Judgement'" [Paid Membership Required] 9/14
  • "Talkcast tonight, 7pm PT/10pm ET: iPhone 5 Edition!" TUAW 8:40 PM
  • "Engadget Mobile Podcast 153: iPhone5 edition - 09.16.2012" Engadget 3:05 PM
  • "Iterate 29: Esmaeili" iMore 9:37 AM
  • "Podcast: iPhone 5, Microsoft's Oprah moment, and a chat with Box CEO Aaron Levie" GeekWire 9/15
  • "5by5 | The Critical Path #54: Moving the Ball Forward: Horace and Moisés discuss Apple's iPhone 5 announcement. Was there a strategic shift? Whatever happened to targeting the low end of the market? Also, what's in store for the iPod touch?" asymco 9/15
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Kirk McElhearn, the 'iTunes Guy,' cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, and Michael Phipps of the Haiku project, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 9/14
  • "TUAW Origin Stories: EleMints" TUAW 9/14
  • "Clumsy Ninja's 10-year journey to make it to Apple's iPhone 5 launch stage (video interview)" VentureBeat 9/14
  • "360iDev: Riptide Games' App Store wins and losses" TUAW 9/14
  • "The Commutist episode 2: Apple's event and why an LTE iPhone is a big deal" GigaOM 9/14
  • "iPhone 5, iPod touch, iPod nano, EarPods, Lightning, iTunes! (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 9/14
  • "iPhone 5 Benchmarks Appear in Geekbench Showing a Dual Core, 1GHz A6 CPU" MacRumors 3:06 PM
  • "iPhone 5 A6 Has 1 GB RAM, 33% Faster Bandwidth than iPhone 4S" The Mac Observer 7:35 AM
  • "Full fifth-generation iPod touch and seventh-generation iPod nano schematics, blueprints on file" 9 to 5 Mac 8:54 PM
  • "First 3rd party Lightning-to-30 pin adapters show up on Amazon for $18" 9 to 5 Mac 9:11 PM
  • "New In iOS 6: Quickly View Your Browsing History On iPhone And iPod Touch" App Advice 9:11 PM
  • "Apple granted patent to disable iPhone recordings near government buildings or political events" Natural News 9:13 PM
  • "Full iPhone 5 schemes, schematics, blueprints on file" 9 to 5 Mac 9/15
  • "Here Are the Blueprints for the iPhone 5" Gizmodo 9/15
  • "iPhone 5 arrival dates improve for some Apple customers" AppleInsider 9/15
  • "Inside the iPhone 5: What makes it tick/Apple's A6 chip may be a unique Apple design, says an analyst. And Qualcomm's newest 4G LTE silicon is a major improvement." CNET News 9/15
  • "Like Lightning, Apple Files New Connector Trademark" Patently Apple 9/15
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Babel Rising 3D For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/15
  • "Two Towers For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/15
  • "GraalOnline Classic+ For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9/15
  • "Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -New 27 Inch Models -$1,300 To $2,199 -Best Prices, Reviews, And Information" MacReviewZone 9/15
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... $70 To $399 -The Best iPod Touch Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 9/15
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Prices Range From $80 To $450 -Best Selling -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 9/15
  • "Free 2 Die For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/14
  • "The Amazing Spider-Man: An Origin Story For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $3.99)" Apple Sliced 9/14
  • "Link Link 2 For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/14
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/14
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/14
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/14

  • "iPhone 5 Features - Our initial impressions!" PC Tablet 2:31 PM
  • "Apple EarPods: How Good Do They Really Sound? [Video] Mashable 9:32 AM
  • "iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4: Did Apple Deliver A Worthy Upgrade Over Android and Upcoming WP8 SuperPhones?" HotHardware 10:32 AM
  • "Wirelessly streaming files to your iPhone with Wi-Drive" iDownload Blog 7:02 PM
  • "Video Review: RadTech OmniStand, iPad & Portable Computer Stand" Run Around Tech 9:34 AM
  • "Review: Scosche's boomSTREAM BT Speaker" iSource 7:27 AM
  • "Hands on: Apple's new EarPods headphones" Macworld 9/15
  • "iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3: Which phone should you get?" iMore 9/15
  • "Spec Comparison: Apple's iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3" The Mac Observer 9/15
  • "Kensington Folio Trio Mobile Workstation for new iPad and iPad 2" AppleTell 9/15
  • "Joy Factory styluses are solid, but not exceptional" TechHive 9/15
  • "Review - Fanny Wang WangBuds" MacNN 9/15
  • "VonCase cages your iPhone in aircraft grade aluminum" iDownload Blog 9/15
  • "Review: PowerSkin Battery Case for iPhone 4/4S" iSource 9/15
  • "Review: Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones" Beatweek Magazine 9/15
  • "Apple iPhone 5 vs. Nokia Lumia 920: Windows Phone 8 and iOS 6 Do Battle" PC Magazine 9/14
  • "Apple iPhone 5 Specs vs. the Competition's: Which Will You Buy?" Wired 9/14
  • "What's The Difference -Comparing The iPod Touch 5 to the iPod Touch 4" MacReviewZone 9/14
  • "An analysis of Apple's new iPhone 5 display" ZDNet 9/14
  • "Ears-On: Apple's New EarPods Are Worth Listening To" Wired 9/14
  • "Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic" iLounge 9/14
  • "Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Mini review" Macworld UK 9/14
  • "Edifier Spinnaker e30 speaker system review" Macworld UK 9/14
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: Pet Fashion - A Cute Animal Dress-Up Game for iOS!" MacTrast 3:05 PM
  • "Classic iPhone game corner: 100 Rogues review" Macworld UK 7:58 AM
  • "Starmatic For iPhone Springs The Original Kodak Brownie Starmatic Camera Back To Life" Redmond Pie 9/15
  • "'s Official iPhone App Lets You Bookmark & Share Clipboard Content" AddictiveTips 9/15
  • "Hands-on: iPad apps to consume the big (and not so big) comics/Ars compares five apps to see which ones offer the best experience to comic lovers" Ars Technica 9/15
  • "Classic iPhone game corner: Canabalt review" Macworld UK 9/15
  • "New iPhone apps worth downloading: Clipboard & DocuSign Ink updates, Space Holiday" Appolicious 9/14
  • "Classic iPhone game corner: Bejeweled Blitz review" Macworld UK 9/14
  • "'Wild Blood' Review - A Legend Half-Forgotten" Touch Arcade 9/14
  • "LAD Review: LAD's dark and moody atmosphere creates plenty of tension, but problematic physics quickly ruin the experience." 148Apps 9/14
  • "Bombshells: Hell's Belles Review" 148Apps 9/14
  • "TLC for iPad Review" 148Apps 9/14
  • "Warranty Hotel Review" 148Apps 9/14
  • "How to Make the Switch from Android to iOS" Gizmodo 9/15
  • "What can you say to Siri in iOS 6?" TUAW 9/14
  • "Your iPhone 5 Preorder May Have Already Shipped. Here's How-To Find Your UPS Tracking Number." RazorianFly 8:54 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Is Here: What to Do With Your Old iPhone, Other Smartphones/iPhone 4 resales were up nearly 883 percent in the month leading up to the iPhone 5's introduction. While buyers take all models, iPhones are what people trade in most." eWeek 9:35 AM
  • "Where to Buy the iPhone 5 in Woburn" Woburn Patch 7:29 AM
  • "Bring out your dead: What to do with your old iPhone" Digital Trends 9/15
  • "Here's How Much Your iPhone 4 Is Worth" Mashable 9/14
  • "Purchasing an unlocked iPhone 5" iLounge 9/14
  • "FAQ: iPhone 5 and 5GHz Wi-Fi/The iPhone 5's support of 5GHz Wi-Fi means clean spectrum, more channels, but shorter range" Network World 9/14
  • "Restore iOS device from backup with limited disk space" Mac OS X Hints 9/14
  • "Apple's iPhone 5: A preorder buying guide" TechHive 9/14
  • "Uncover iOS 6's Hidden Walking Directions" Lifehacker 9/14
  • "Want iOS 6 For Your Non iPhone 5 Device? Here's How To Get It Early" Tapscape 9/14
  • "If You Don't Want To Wait In Line For The iPhone 5, Here's What You Do" Business Insider 9/14
  • "I Didn't Pre-Order An iPhone 5, And I'm Not Waiting In Some Ridiculous Line, So When Can I Get One?" Business Insider 9/14
  • "Ultrabooks disappoint in 2012, MacBook Air is king: Intel's 2012 ultrabook prediction fails to materialise (except for Apple's MacBook Air) but 20m expected next year." New Zealand PCWorld 9:21 PM
  • "Dark side, here I come: My thoughts on the iPhone 5? It sucks!" Winnipeg Free Press 8:42 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: More Revelations about the iPhone 5" eXtensions 8:40 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 8:40 PM
  • "About that iPhone 5 Bounce" Forbes 6:51 PM
  • "Ben Bernanke versus Tim Cook: Who Gave Us a Clear Message?" Forbes 6:45 PM
  • "iPhone 5 rules competitive landscape in first Geekbench tests" iDownload Blog 6:42 PM
  • "What can you say to Siri in iOS 6: the international edition" TUAW 3:56 PM
  • "How The iPhone 5 May Have Already Hurt The Economy" Business Insider 2:32 PM
  • "The inside of a smartphone is what really matters: Mobile OS emerges as the new battleground in the smartphone war" Business Standard 10:14 AM
  • "Take a Look at How the iPhone's Profile Has Evolved" Cult of Mac 10:11 AM
  • "The end of (iPod) nano watches" GigaOM 9:36 AM
  • "Why does the iPad mix up the order of my photos? A reader wants to know why his photos cannot transfer in order from his PC to his iPad" Telegraph 7:56 AM
  • "Visualized: Apple's 20 megawatt solar farm" Engadget 7:29 AM
  • "AT&T Could Face Mass Exodus Of iPhone Customers [Opinion] Mashable 9/15
  • "Best iPhone 5 Carrier? Perhaps Not AT&T" Tapscape 9/15
  • "5 Alternatives To The Apple iPhone 5: Before you decide on an iPhone 5, check out the top smartphone alternatives." InformationWeek 9/15
  • "Steve Wozniak believes Apple's lawsuit win over Samsung 'won't hold'" Examiner 9/15
  • "Apple's Stream Dreams: The History Of A Potential Pandora Killer" TechCrunch 9/15
  • "The Verbal Elegance Of Apple And Nintendo" TechCrunch 9/15
  • "What we think is missing from the iPhone 5" Ars Technica 9/15
  • "Smartphone Ads and Their Drawbacks" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/15
  • "Samsung and Nokia go after the iPhone 5, don't realize they are using the same slogan" The Next Web 9/15
  • "Samsung's new anti-iPhone 5 ad insults geniuses, customer's intelligence." iMore 9/15
  • "After Amazon's Kindle Fires, Apple Faces a Tough Decision" The Motley Fool 9/15
  • "Apple's new connector: money pit or investment?" Ars Technica 9/15
  • "Will Apple's iPhone 5 Revolutionize Mobile Gaming with 'Console Quality' Graphics? Not Likely" Techland 9/15
  • "Apple lost without Steve Jobs? This week spotlighted that Apple without Jobs is a different company" MacDailyNews 9/15
  • "Apple's new iPod nano a timid move that sidesteps the smartwatch revolution?" MacDailyNews 9/15
  • "Apple blown away by demand for iPhone 5" Edible Apple 9/15
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Adaptergate" Macworld 9/15
  • "What Apple Didn't Tell You About The iPhone 5's Screen" Business Insider 9/15
  • "Here's Why Your iPhone 5 Isn't Going To Need A Bumper" App Advice 9/15
  • "No more magic: How Tim Cook botched Jobs' product-launch formula" Digital Trends 9/15
  • "Apple Solar Farm: From dirt to field of dreams" FairerPlatform 9/15
  • "Ying or Yang, Amazon or Apple, Kindle or iPad, Bezos or Cook?" Forbes 9/15
  • "The Gadget That Beats the iPhone 5 -- Even This Week" The Motley Fool 9/15
  • "Why the iPhone 5 on Verizon and Sprint Won't Juggle Calls and Data" Daring Fireball 9/14
  • "Bored now." iMore 9/14
  • "Can you hear me now? You bet I can, and in HD" GigaOM 9/14
  • "Apple's timid new iPod nano sidesteps a smartwatch revolution" The Verge 9/14
  • "Products That Apple's New Lineup Just Killed: While the launch of the Apple iPhone 5 and especially the new iPod may be good news for consumers, the phone may spell doom for these overlapping products." PC Magazine 9/14
  • "Don't Be a Jerk With Your Cool New iPhone 5" Gizmodo 9/14
  • "Apple harvests new iPhone, iPods" CNET News 9/14
  • "I paid $820 for an iPhone 5 to keep unlimited LTE data on Verizon" ZDNet 9/14
  • "The (Apple) taxman cometh: Apple changed its idevice connector and now the new iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPod nano can't connect to the millions of 30-pin 'dock' cables and accessories littering the planet: unless you're willing to pay, that is. I have to admit to being a little annoyed." ZDNet 9/14
  • "5 Things That Would Make Us Fall in Love With the iPhone Again" Wired 9/14
  • "Ten Reasons to get the iPhone 5" Bare Feats 9/14
  • "Apple is the new leader in technical stagnation"  BetaNews 9/14
  • "Here's The Smart Way To Make Sure You Get An iPhone 5" Business Insider 9/14
  • "Apple iOS 6 'App Lock': Enterprise Ready? Guided Access feature can turn an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into a locked-down, single-purpose device. With or without MDM software, what does that mean for enterprises?" InformationWeek 9/14
  • "Why iPhone 5's Support For HD Voice Will Mean Nothing To U.S. Users" Forbes 9/14
  • "That iPhone 5 Legacy: It's Killing Off The Fans" Forbes 9/14
  • "Why I'm in no hurry to get an iPhone 5" ZDNet 9/14
  • "iPhone 5 triggers some positive reaction from Twittersphere" CNET News 9/14
  • "Glu Mobile bets on iPhone 5 gamers to score big" Reuters 9/14
  • "Apple's Remote-Kill Patent: New Cost Of Doing Business Abroad?" BYTE 9/14
  • "Revealed: The only reason to upgrade to the iPhone 5" Electricpig 9/14
  • "The Macalope Daily: Hissy fit du jour" Macworld [Insider Content] 9/14
  • "Has Apple Silenced Audience? Apple has now officially launched its iPhone 5, so what usually follows is speculation about its famed 'halo effect.'" TheStreet 9/14
  • "How the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 can benefit business"  Macworld 9/14
  • "Understanding Apple – iPhone 5, A Note on Supply Constraints" The Motley Fool 9/14
  • "Passbook: Apple's Answer to the Mobile Payment Question/Mobile firms have been working for years to develop a mobile wallet that will allow payments using your phone instead of cash, although none has gained any meaningful traction. Apple is now entering the fray with Passbook, which it calls less of a wallet and more of a storage space for loyalty cards, boarding passes and coupons." E-Commerce Times 9/14
  • "Why the iPhone 5 Does Not Have N.F.C. — It Can't" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/14
  • "Phil Schiller on the lightning connector and there's no NFC on the iPhone 5" Edible Apple 9/14
  • "Why No NFC In The iPhone 5 Should Work Out for Apple" ReadWriteWeb 9/14
  • "'iPhone Fatigue' - What It Really Means" ReadWriteWeb 9/14
  • "Apple iPhone 5 launch: zzzzzz/Apple still has the public on its side" MarketWatch 9/14
  • "The iPhone 5: a secret unkept"  The Verge 9/14
  • "Preorders of 'disappointing' iPhone 5 sell out in less than an hour at Apple" BGR 9/14
  • "Did the iPhone 5 sell out 20x faster than previous models?" TUAW 9/14
  • "Will the iPhone 5 Be Apple's Best-Selling Gadget?" Mashable 9/14
  • "The iPhone 5 Is Selling Like A Crazy Thing (Except On O2)" AppleBitch 9/14
  • "Does Apple's 'Boring' iPhone 5 Foreshadow a Blackberry-Like Decline?" TheStreet 9/14
  • "Thoughts and Observations Regarding Yesterday's iPhone 5 and Music Event"  Daring Fireball 9/14
  • "Apple has been an LTE straggler: maybe that's a good thing: Apple has taken its sweet time with LTE on the iPhone. Apple says it has good reasons." CNET News 9/14
  • "People Are Using TV Differently --Which Could Be Good For Apple" MacNews 9/14
  • "Apple Schooled Nokia On Launching New Products" Seeking Alpha 9/14
  • "Repeat After Me: Revolution, Evolution, Evolution, Must Stand In Line To Buy New iPhone" PixoBebo 9/14
  • "Yes, Yes, Evolutionary Designs Are Nice, But We Mac Users Are Ready For A Little Revolution" Mac 360 9/14
  • "The Silly Web vs. Native Apps Debate" Monday Note 9:12 PM
  • "Review: 7-inch Kindle Fire HD good device but not the best [Video] Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:11 AM
  • "Is that a PC inside your Atari 2600? Well, yes, it is" GeekWire 9:46 AM
  • "Without radical change in patent law, Android's ecosystem will die" ZDNet 9/15
  • "The complete guide to Twitter's language and acronyms" The Next Web 9/15
  • "Kindle Fire HD review: A big improvement from Amazon" TechHive 9/15
  • "Why I'm choosing the Kindle with Special Offers" CNET Reviews 9/14
  • "Conan O'Brien Imagines the $5 Kindle (Video)" AllThingsD 9/14
  • "Are SSDs worth the extra cost?" ZDNet 9/14
  • "11 Things I'd Like to Know About Nintendo's Wii U" Techland 9/14
  • "One number to rule them all: What smartphones miss today/Buzz centers on smartphones, but new generation of digital nomads are begging for innovation in landlines, VoIP" InfoWorld 9/14
  • "HDTV? Pffft. Ultra HD is 4 times better" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 9/14
  • "What Electronic Arts is doing right" Fortune 9/14
  • "The WiiU Question: How Many Screens Do You Want In Your Living Room?" Forbes 9/14
  • "A virtual mess: Are you a secret digital hoarder?" Deseret News 9/14
  • "Kindle Fire HD review: A better Kindle, but not a better tablet" Computerworld 9/14
  • "Android tablet browser review: Chrome vs. Dolphin vs. Firefox vs. Opera" [Slideshow] Network World 9/14
  • "U.S. tech education lacks spark: MIT, teachers tackle China domination" Boston Herald 9/14
  • "New test results highlight Windows security struggles" Download 9/14
  • "Sprint's Turnaround Is Stronger Than Nokia's" Seeking Alpha 9/14
  • "Murder, YouTube, and Censorship" ZDNet 9/14
  • "Should Google be censoring videos just because they are linked to violence?" GigaOM [Free Registration Required] 9/14
  • "Hottest Google Android news & rumors for the week ending Sept. 14" Network World 9/14
  • "Google Can't Have It Both Ways" Forbes 9/14
  • "Meg Whitman: We Are Going To Release A Smartphone At HP" Business Insider 9/14
  • "Windows Phone 8 stands a chance as Apple, Android dither: The world has Xbox, PlayStation and Wii - it can handle 3 mobile OSes too" The Register 9/14
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 9:38 AM
  • "Conan's intern runs into iPhone 5 trouble" TUAW 9/14
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Acronis buys Apple-in-the-enterprise specialist: Data protection software vendor Acronis has acquired GroupLogic, a firm which that helps integrate Apple products into the enterprise environment." ZDNet 9:32 PM
  • "Visua Musio: A lovely iPad app that lets kids make experimental songs with shapes" The Next Web 8:43 PM
  • "Save, Organize And Share Anything Online Directly From Your iPhone With Clipboard" Redmond Pie 6:55 PM
  • "Turn iPhone photos into real prints with the Impossible Instant Lab Kickstarter project" iMore 7:56 AM
  • "The Hunger Games Adventures available for iPad" AppleTell 7:56 AM
  • "iControlPad 2: an open source gamepad with built-in keyboard" iDownload Blog 7:55 AM
  • "Magic Converter released for iOS - Convert any Measurement in One Click" prMac 9:32 AM
  • "InstaSplash is a must have App for all Instagram Users" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Writing On The IPad: 10 Good Reasons For The Apps By Infovole" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Instatag for iOS - More Likes, More Follows" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "ObjectSol Technologies in Gitex - 2012" prMac 7:31 AM
  • "Super Face Heroes - New creative game for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad" prMac 7:31 AM
  • "Perfect Putt- Golfer Pro is a Breakthrough" prMac 7:31 AM
  • "Get a Perfect Scratch with the latest App" prMac 7:31 AM
  • "Recovering a bad shot is just an app away" prMac 7:31 AM
  • "Application Nexus Launches Poland Travel Guide App" prMac 7:30 AM
  • "TechBits: OmmWriter clears the clutter so you can write" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9/15
  • "Buy a Jewel-Encrusted iPhone 5 Case for $100K" Mashable 9/15
  • "Fancy QR Code Generator Free for iOS: Make beautiful eye-catching codes" prMac 9/15
  • "SYS Activity Manager 4.0 Optimized for iPhone 5 Widescreen And iOS6" prMac 9/15
  • "The New Seeking Alpha iPhone Portfolio App - Real Time News And Analysis" prMac 9/15
  • "UNNYHOG Entertainment introduces LookOut - Blizzard for iOS" prMac 9/15
  • "Teva Games debut Ride & Jump Derby HD - a Horse tale" prMac 9/15
  • "Quad Screen Browser for iPad - Leveraging the power of 4 browser windows" prMac 9/15
  • "Operatio Apps Releases Pin Tiki Ball 1.0 - Universal App for iPad/iPhone" prMac 9/15
  • "It's Obama Time?! - New iOS Simulator" prMac 9/15
  • "Instatag - Manage your Hashtags on Instagram" prMac 9/15
  • "Paper by fiftythree update brings faster ink, edge-to-edge drawing, and more" iMore 9/14
  • "20 Cases for Your New iPhone 5" Mashable 9/14
  • "YC Alum PlanGrid Launches 2.0 To Bring Construction Blueprints To The iPhone, Too" TechCrunch 9/14
  • "This Week in Things I Like – Just Landed for iOS, iDock, Office Pod, Audi, ViZiFy & Apple's iPhone 5" 7/Apps 9/14
  • "Ars Technica Shatters Traffic Records with iPhone 5 Live Blog: Real-Time Coverage of Apple Unveiling Generates 13.2 Million Page Views" Ars Technica 9/14
  • "Google's Java translator eases path to iPad, iPhone apps: The company also moves forward on Python client library for Google APIs" Computerworld 9/14
  • "MacBook Air leads ultra-portable computer sales" MacNews 9/14
  • "Help Save the Red Panda with Laloo the Red Panda for iPad" PRWeb 9/14
  • "Describe It: A great new word game for iPhone and iPad" PRWeb 9/14
  • "Pocket Your iPhone 5 without Even Visiting a Shop" PRWeb 9/14
  • "Night Stand HD 2 Now Available on iOS App Store from Spoonjuice" PRWeb 9/14
  • "Apple Lightning Adapter: iHome, Gear4 accessories covered" Digital Trends 9/14
  • "MicroStrategy 9.3 takes on self-service, Big Data, cloud and iPhone 5" ZDNet 9/14
  • "Storganeyes 1.0.0 for iOS - Simple, Bright Organization of Storage Space" prMac 9/14
  • "Live 10 Years Longer - There's an App for That" prMac 9/14
  • "Launching Block Earth - A New Dynamic Block World for iOS" prMac 9/14
  • "Name The Meme 1.0 released for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad" prMac 9/14
  • "123 Kids Fun GAMES 4.0 for iOS - 7 Different Learning Games in 1 App" prMac 9/14
  • "Jack's Secret Monster iPad: Choose the Story Line in Interactive Book" prMac 9/14
  • "Attach Audio Notes to Your Photos with Memo Tag" prMac 9/14
  • "Magic Belles Sprinkle Magic Dust Over iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" prMac 9/14
  • "Jungle Haste a Jump and Run Game for iOS Hits the App Store" prMac 9/14
  • "Earthquake Buddy 1.0 for iOS - Life Matters" prMac 9/14
  • "BuzlyLabs introduces The End 1.0 for iOS - Epic New Blaster Game" prMac 9/14
Computer Industry
  • "H-P Tries On a Sleeker Look: Taking a Cue From Apple, CEO Whitman Makes Better Design Central to Turnaround" [Paid Membership Required] 6:44 PM
  • "Ballmer on Microsoft's 'epic year,' stack ranking and Facebook's charm" ["Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, who has called this year 'the most epic year in Microsoft history,' sat down for an interview with The Seattle Times last week to talk about the new products and services, the state of the company and the future."] Seattle Times 10:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface tablet may cost up to $800: Ballmer outlines the 'sweet spot' for the incoming Windows 8 slate" TechRadar UK 10:14 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Tablet Will Be Priced To Compete With The iPad" Business Insider 9:42 AM
  • "Ballmer shoots down $199.99 Surface rumor" Neowin 10:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's Ballmer drops clues on Surface pricing and what's ahead" GigaOM 10:14 AM
  • "Ballmer discusses Surface pricing and Microsoft as a devices-and-services company" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "Ballmer hints Surface will cost between £200 and £500" Crave @ CNET 8:01 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer Suggests That Surface Isn't Going to Try to Beat Anyone on Price" Gizmodo 9:37 AM
  • "Sources: Microsoft has finalized Windows Phone 8" AfterDawn 10:14 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer suggests Surface tablet will be priced similar to the iPad" Digital Trends 8:45 PM
  • "Microsoft: Malware added to PCs on the production line" Crave @ CNET 8:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Xbox 3D-Projected Games Outlined in Patent" Korea IT Times 8:45 PM
  • "Smack your phones up, says Microsoft" The Register 8:45 PM
  • "Tech Ed 2012: Office 2013 to integrate with iOS, Android devices/Vendor says it had to build a software environment that appealed to all users regardless of device" Computerworld 8:44 PM
  • "Cisco Demonstrates Impressive Earnings Quality" Seeking Alpha 7:32 AM
  • "IBM scientists take image of atomic bonds" The Register 6:55 PM
  • "NVIDIA loses mobile division lead Mike Rayfield" Engadget 10:04 AM
  • "Nvidia loses its mobile chips chief" VentureBeat 7:58 AM
  • "Google and Alibaba Continue Warring Over Acer Phone" AllThingsD 8:01 AM
  • "Google says it won't take down anti-Muslim clip, but restricts access in certain countries" Associated Press 7:44 AM
  • "Google's Project Glass is cool, but it raises a number of privacy concerns" The Next Web 10:08 AM
  • "Economy is better off with digital disruption" Melbourne Age 9:42 AM
  • "It's Official: The Era of the Personal Computer Is Over." AllThingsD 9/15
  • "Microsoft finishes WP8, ships it to manufacturers" Crave @ CNET 9/15
  • "Reports: Microsoft has completed Windows Phone 8" TechRadar UK 9/15
  • "Microsoft Windows 8 OS Being Sent to Device Makers" DeviceMAG 9/15
  • "PCs being infected with malware in production lines, says Microsoft study" Deccan Chronicle 9/15
  • "Adobe: Next Photoshop won't support Windows XP" CNET News 9/15
  • "HP CEO Whitman: Smartphones Are in Company's Future" eWeek 9/15
  • "Ultimately, HP, You've Got To Do Something" Tech.pinions 9/15
  • "HP back to smartphone, tablet businesses?" CIOL 9/15
  • "IDF: Is Intel ringing the Desktop's death knell?" ThinkDigit 9/15
  • "IBM Scientists Close-Up Images of Sole Chemical Bonds" FrenchTribune 9/15
  • "IBM scientists first to image atomic bonds within a single molecule" One News Page 9/15
  • "Acer Refocuses Its Smartphones" [Paid Membership Required] 9/15
  • "Google Objects to Acer-Alibaba Phone" [Paid Membership Required] 9/15
  • "Google blocked Acer smartphone on Android incompatibility concerns" IDG News Service 9/15
  • "Google just dropped an Android-shaped bomb in China [Updated] The Next Web 9/15
  • "Peering Into the Patent Portfolio Behind Google Glass" AllThingsD 9/15
  • "What Is The One True Android & How 'Open' Is It?" Marketing Land 9/15
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Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong gains but Seoul slips in Asia/Asia markets diverged on Monday, with strength for commodity firms helping Hong Kong and Australia, while losses for exporters weighed on the South Korean market." MarketWatch 9:23 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple, social-media shares shine on tech stocks/Demand of iPhone 5 stronger-than-expected as Apple hits new high" MarketWatch 9/14
  • "U.S. stocks extend Fed-inspired rally" MarketWatch 9/14
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Global Markets Rally on Fed Program" Bloomberg 9/14
  • "Stocks Hold Gains on QE3 Confidence" TheStreet 9/14
  • "Stocks end week at multi-year highs" CNNMoney 9/14
  • "Blue Chips Extend Rally: Energy and materials shares led stocks higher as the Federal Reserve's bond-buying plan continued to bring out buyers, overshadowing tepid retail sales and industrial-production data." [Paid Membership Required] 9/14
  • "Telecom Stocks: IPhone 5 upgrades weigh on AT&T, Verizon/Stifel downgrades wireless carriers on valuation, margin pressure" MarketWatch 9/14
  • "Stocks set to extend rally" CNNMoney 9/14
  • "U.K. stocks rally; resource firms cheer Fed action" MarketWatch 9/14
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks rally on Fed; S&P upgrade spurs Seoul" MarketWatch 9/14
  • "Asian Shares Rally on Fed Stimulus Measures" [Paid Membership Required] 9/14
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rally to 15-month high on Fed moves" MarketWatch 9/14
  • "World markets surge on Fed action" CNNMoney 9/14
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 9/14
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 9/14
  • "Network Stocks: 4 to Buy, 1 to Sell" TheStreet 9/14

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