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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, September 18, 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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  • "Why Apple's 'boring' iPhone 5 is selling fast while smarter phones aren't"  Telegraph 8:32 AM
  • "Is the iPhone good enough?"  asymco 8:07 AM
  • "Apple's next huge data center will be in Hong Kong, groundbreaking Q1 2013"  9 to 5 Mac 9:12 AM
  • "Apple snubs emerging mobile payment standard: EBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe often quotes a merchant saying NFC stands for 'Not For Commerce' - and dismisses the prospects of Near Field Communication technology used to turn cellphones into mobile wallets." Reuters 2:29 PM
  • "Judge vacates and denies Samsung's motion to dissolve U.S. Galaxy Tab ban"  AppleInsider 7:49 AM
  • "Samsung inches closer to dissolution of Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban -- but outcome remains uncertain" Foss Patents 7:49 AM
  • "Judge can't lift ban on Samsung tablet—even though it's not infringing" Ars Technica 9:50 AM
  • "Judge denies motion to lift Apple's ban on Samsung tablet" Fortune 8:51 AM
  • "ITC decides to investigate Google's (Motorola Mobility's) patent complaint against Apple"  Foss Patents 8:54 AM
  • "Level 3 Communications Sues Apple for iTunes and iCloud Services" Patently Apple 1:01 PM
  • "Why Is Apple Still Holding On To iPods? Because We Still Need Them"  ReadWriteWeb 8:30 AM
  • "Steve Jobs's seven key decisions"  Macworld 10:41 AM
  • "Samsung wasn't allowed to compare Apple's damages claim to cost of Curiosity Mars rover" Foss Patents 8:42 PM
  • "Troubleshoot your wireless network with Wi-Fi Diagnostics" Macworld 10:42 AM
  • "Activity Monitor Demystified" Mactuts+ 8:57 AM
  • "Make Mac OS X Announce the Time for Better Time Management" OS X Daily 1:16 PM
  • "How to Restart Notification Center in OS X" OS X Daily 1:34 PM
  • "b-l-a-c-k-o-p DotMatrix review: Create stylish pop-art on your desktop" Macworld UK 8:55 AM
  • "Accordance Flex Search How-To" Accordance 3:40 PM
  • "Fast And Lossless Audio Editing Is Available Now On Your Mac With Fission" Mac 360 7:42 AM
  • "Mac Gems: Fission 2 is a powerful but easy-to-use audio editor" Macworld 7:59 PM
  • "Yet Another Cool, Cheap, Elegant Way To Bring Pandora Radio To Your Mac" TeraTalks 7:42 AM
  • "How To Put A Customizable Stock Market Ticker In Your Mac's Menubar (with a few one-click extras)" BohemianBoomer 7:42 AM
  • "How To Transfer Files, Music, Video, Photos From Your Mac To Your iPhone" Mac 360 7:42 AM
  • "4 Free And Easy Desktop Features For Your Mac (that Apple doesn't make easy to use)" NoodleMac 7:42 AM
  • "If You're Serious About Digital Photography, Then You'll Need To Try The Photo Calculator For The Mac" McSolo 7:42 AM
Press Releases
  • "Pixelmator updated to version 2.1.1, brings some improvements and an all-new Healing Tool" Gadgetell 8:49 PM
  • "Zorro Macsk adds a multi-touch screen to an iMac" TUAW 1:14 PM
  • "Ecoute 3 for OS X Goes Free" iSource 1:10 PM
  • "iTunes Visualizers: SoundSpectrum updates G-Force, Aeon" FairerPlatform 1:04 PM
  • "Nemetschek announces Vectorworks 2013 product line" Architosh 1:02 PM
  • "'Guild Wars 2' Is Coming To Mac" Forbes 10:12 AM
  • "Stock + for Mac: Add a Ticker Tape To Your Menubar or Desktop" prMac 9:14 AM
  • "Guild Wars 2 comes to Mac OS X in beta, shares live servers with PC client" 9 to 5 Mac 9:02 AM
  • "Office 365 for Mac priced at $99.99/yr for 5 installs" FairerPlatform 7:56 AM
  • "PopChar evolves from a plain character picker to a versatile font tool" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "We have released a new pattern design software, Artlandia SymmetryMill, a companion to our Adobe plug-ins SymmetryWorks and SymmetryShop that are widely used by professional designers everywhere." Artlandia SymmetryMill 7:40 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "AT&T On Notice: Carrier To Face Net Neutrality Complaint Over FaceTime"  TechCrunch 9:25 AM
  • "AT&T will be slapped with net neutrality complaint over FaceTime blocking" GigaOM 10:13 AM
  • "AT&T Limits on Video-Chat App Spur Complaint" [Paid Membership Required] 3:30 PM
  • "AT&T faces complaint over iPhone FaceTime blocking" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:58 AM
  • "Net Neutrality Groups Challenge AT&T FaceTime Blocking" Wired 5:37 PM
  • "Apple keeps top spot in customer satisfaction: An annual index also finds that tablets are spurring PC makers to produce better wares"  IDG News Service 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Still Leads in Tablet Sales — For Now" 24/7 Wall St. 8:11 AM
  • "Five New Apple Retail Stores Opening for iPhone 5 Launch Week" MacRumors 9:13 AM
  • "French Apple Store staff threaten strike action on iPhone 5 launch day: The starf at Apple's two Parisian stores are threatening to strike over pay on Friday, they also want water and lunch vouchers" Macworld UK 8:56 AM
  • "Australians sorely tempted by iPhone 5" iTWire 7:43 AM
  • "Many iPhone 5 Buyers Own a Damaged iPhone 4S" SmartMoney 8:06 AM
  • "Sprint: No iPhone 4 in stores, 'free with contract' deal only available online" VentureBeat 3:10 PM
  • "Sprint to stop selling iPhone 4 in stores, but not online" CNET News 4:27 PM
  • "Sprint to discontinue the iPhone 4?" 9 to 5 Mac 8:27 AM
  • "E-book sales soar as iPads and Kindles boost downloads" V3 8:28 AM
  • "Apple's Jonathan Ive to Design a Single Uber-Limited Edition Leica M" PetaPixel 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's Jony Ive is to design a one-of-a-kind Leica M camera" The Next Web 8:04 AM
  • "Like Peanut Butter And Chocolate: Apple's Jony Ive To Design One-Of-A-Kind Leica M" TechCrunch 8:08 AM
  • "Samsung mocks iPhone 5 in ad campaign" Telegraph 8:06 AM
  • "iPad Has Starring Role in Obama's Latest Anti-Romney Ad" Mashable 1:34 PM
  • "No, the iPhone 5 Doesn't Have Laser Keyboard or Holograms" The Atlantic Wire 8:33 AM
  • "iPhone 5 has 'laser keyboard, holographic images': Fox out-foxed by fanboi video" The Register 7:53 AM
  • "These Business Travelers Would Sacrifice a Lot For Their iPads [Infographic] Mashable 8:12 AM
  • "Eww! Nearly Half of Business Travelers Would Skip Brushing Teeth Before Giving Up iPad" AllThingsD 7:58 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Study: 'No scientific evidence' that cell phones are harmful" CBS News 2:27 PM
  • "HTC teases new device on eve of announcement: The 'quietly brilliant' company is being coy with its social network followers the day before a big reveal." CNET Reviews 3:39 PM
  • "Powerline communication to survive but in niches" ZDNet 2:58 PM
  • "Monster Digital rolls out Daytona SSDs" TG Daily 2:40 PM
  • "Playstation Vita firmware goes to 1.81" TG Daily 2:40 PM
  • "RIM To Shut Down Tungle.Me, Team Will Focus On BlackBerry 10 Calendar App" TechCrunch 2:36 PM
  • "Faster-than-light travel? Make it so: NASA scientists are working on a Star Trek-inspired warp drive" Salon 2:21 PM
  • "Cloudian hopes to woo enterprises with free edition of storage platform" IDG News Service 2:01 PM
  • "Flame malware may have 3 siblings out there" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 2:52 PM
  • "Kaspersky researcher cracks Flame malware password" Network World 2:00 PM
  • "Hub startup's humanoid robot has 'common sense'" Boston Herald 10:46 AM
  • "Virgin Mobile chastised for PIN authentication 'vulnerability'" CNET News 10:21 AM
  • "Samsung begins producing next-gen DRAM for mobile phones, tablets: New type of memory chip for mobile devices will dramatically increase performance in future smartphones and tablets, electronics giant said" IDG News Service 11:54 AM
  • "Samsung downplays rumors of Galaxy S4 for early 2013" CNET News 10:24 AM
  • "Motorola launches Razr i smartphone with 2GHz Intel Atom processor" IDG News Service 11:00 AM
  • "Google Fortifies Platform With Stronger Developer Relations: Google's developer relations chief describes how the company is doubling down on dev tools and support to bolster the success of its products." InformationWeek 11:43 AM
  • "Google attitude against modified Android may lead to split in Android, say Taiwan handset makers" DigiTimes 11:12 AM
  • "Rupert Murdoch Makes Peace with 'Pirate' Google, Starts Selling Movies" AllThingsD 9:48 AM
  • "Google planning on an integrated OnePassword type of service?" 9 to 5 Google 9:43 AM
  • "How Sean Paul's iPad Helped Him Make His New Album" Forbes 1:49 PM
  • "The TouchArcade Show - Bonus - Interview With David L. Hoyt" Touch Arcade 1:45 PM
  • "The Portable Podcast, Episode 155: On this episode of The Portable Podcast, host Carter Dotson discusses the iPhone 5 with Toy Studio's Ryan Olsen." 148Apps 1:12 PM
  • "Reported iMac inventory shortage possibly signals imminent refresh" AppleInsider 8:55 PM
  • "World's first iPhone 5 unboxing" BGR 3:13 PM
  • "More details shake loose on Apple's A6 chip, including a $500M development effort"  VentureBeat 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's A6 chip development detailed" CNET News 7:56 AM
  • "Non-Apple tablets to drop to US$150-200 upon release of upcoming 7.85-inch iPad" DigiTimes 11:15 AM
  • "New iPad Mini model hits the Web, but is it the real thing? The device looks to have a similar design to those cases that have already been leaked onto the Internet." CNET News 10:31 AM
  • "iOS 6 Apple's most secure iOS yet but still poses some privacy concerns - report" Macworld UK 8:14 AM
  • "Coming soon: Apple's iPad nano production has begun" Computerworld 8:46 AM
  • "Siri, will Apple's App Store lock out blind people on iOS 6?"  The Register 7:55 AM
  • "Apple users vent frustration on Twitter after iMessage outage" Macworld UK 8:14 AM
  • "One-Third Of Americans Would Buy IPhone 5" MacNews 9:15 AM
  • "iOS 6 App Store tweaked to promote a one-tap installation of free Apple apps" 9 to 5 Mac 9:59 AM
  • "iOS 6 – A dud: Jailbreakers: Do not upgrade to iOS6 until a jailbreak is released. You will lose all your jailbreak!" BigBoss 8:16 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Features: Why Apple's Apps, iSight Camera, Battery Top Other Smartphones" Books & Review 10:52 AM
  • "The Evolution Of iOS: From iPhone OS To iOS 6 [Gallery] Cult of Mac 1:20 PM
  • "Apple Expands EMS Base" EBN 3:31 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Wins Technically Important LTE Data Service Patent" Patently Apple 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Wins Magic Trackpad & Original 2007 Touch Patents" Patently Apple 7:43 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Dual-Band Antenna On A Desktop Computer" MacNews 10:30 AM
  • "Eye Openers: Apple Patents Reveal iPad with Built-In Stand & Cellular Antennas for Future iMac and/or TV" Patently Apple 10:47 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Pocket Minions For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:40 AM
  • "Smashing Planets For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:40 AM
  • "Implode 3D For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:40 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:57 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:57 AM

  • "The iPhone 5 Reviews Are The Most Positive We've Ever Seen For A Smartphone" Business Insider 9:36 PM
  • "Review Roundup: iPhone 5's screen shines, battery life impresses"  AppleInsider 9:14 PM
  • "First iPhone 5 Reviews: Thinner, Lighter, LTE 'Stunningly Fast'" MacRumors 9:39 PM
  • "iPhone 5 reviews released: 'Impossibly light but solid feel, iOS is speedy on the expansive screen'" 9 to 5 Mac 9:13 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Reviews Appear" TidBITS 9:15 PM
  • "With iPhone 5, Apple Has Chiseled The Smartphone To Near Perfection" TechCrunch 9:38 PM
  • "Hands on: iPod touch 5th Generation review/Apple's iPod touch gets a well-deserved makeover" TechRadar UK 8:48 AM
  • "iPod nano: 7 Generations of Change" Mac|Life 2:28 PM
  • "Apple EarPods review: A $29 revolution in earbuds or another set for the recycling bin?" Engadget 9:20 PM
  • "Apple's EarPods built for durability, but audio quality is questionable: iFixit, Wirecutter, and (yes) Ars weigh in with EarPod observations." Ars Technica 7:42 PM
  • "Apple EarPods review" T3 1:18 PM
  • "New Apple EarPods - 'Magical' new earbuds from Apple (Video Review)" Insanely Great Mac 9:58 AM
  • "Apple EarPods from the Online Apple Store, Thailand" eXtensions 7:44 AM
  • "Apple EarPods Teardown" iFixit 1:39 PM
  • "iPhone 5 unboxing photos leak out ahead of launch: Days ahead of when the iPhone 5 is due out in stores, photos of the box it comes have leaked out." CNET News 7:42 PM
  • "Hard Core: Extreme Gaming GPUs for the Mac Pro" Bare Feats 1:14 PM
  • "Zooka Bluetooth Wireless Speaker review" iMore 8:56 AM
  • "Rail Rush Review" 148Apps 3:29 PM
  • "Bit Blast Pro Review" 148Apps 2:10 PM
  • "Boxer review: retro-gaming on the Mac done right/DOSBox functionality plus a beautifully crafted UI equals an amazing app." Ars Technica 1:22 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Twitter's iPad and iPhone Upgrade Is Awkward, Helpful [Review] Mashable 3:34 PM
  • "Twitter's new iPad App Ditches the Sidebar, Brings Fresh Profile Views" The Next Web 8:04 AM
  • "I Am Your Overlord: 3 God Games for iOS" Wired 8:56 PM
  • "Poynt for iOS is a miss for local search" TUAW 3:28 PM
  • "Impactful iPad Presentations: Haiku Deck + BrainShark" iPadCTO 10:47 AM
  • "ArtStudio for iPad Review" Mac|Life 8:13 AM
  • "iScape: A Fun Way to Try a New Look for Your Yard" MacNewsWorld 8:56 AM
  • "Horn for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch review" AppleTell 1:20 PM
  • "'VS. Racing 2' Review - Arcade Racing At Its Simplest" Touch Arcade 10:50 AM
  • "Black Water Review: This Wild West shooter follows the adventures of an accidental deputy as he fights to protect the citizens of Black Water from vicious bandits." 148Apps 10:39 AM
  • "Wonderputt Review: Wonderputt is a mini-golf game for iPads that has one course. Thankfully it looks absolutely fantastic." 148Apps 8:50 AM
  • "Dishonored: Rat Assassin Review" 148Apps 9:07 AM
  • "Where to Buy iPhone 5 On Launch Day" OS X Daily 1:33 PM
  • "Every Single Feature That Is New In iOS 6 [Mega-Guide] Cult of Mac 1:34 PM
  • "Prepare yourself (and your iDevice) for iOS 6" AppleTell 8:31 AM
  • "Reminder: Apple's iOS 6 Arrives Tomorrow, Here's What You Need To Know" TechCrunch 5:08 PM
  • "Retina MacBook Pro image-retention test" Marco Arment 7:41 PM
  • "Samsung vs Apple 'It Doesn't Take A Genius' Ad: Nokia Wins" VernonChan 3:55 PM
  • "ITC Says It Will Formally Investigate Motorola's Patent Complaint Against Apple" TechCrunch 2:38 PM
  • "Analyst Estimates On iPhone 5 Launch Weekend Sales Range From 3M-10M" TechCrunch 2:38 PM
  • "Ask Techland: If the iPhone 5 Is 4G, Why Is Talk Time Rated as 3G?" Techland 2:10 PM
  • "Poll: Are you worried that iOS 6 Maps 'update' won't have important data that Google's maps did?" 9 to 5 Mac 1:35 PM
  • "Does iPhone damage rate suggest bathroom confusion? SquareTrade found Americans are spending billions on damaged iPhones, with a surprising amount of the destruction occurring on the john." CNET News 1:33 PM
  • "iPad Mini Leak Looks Legit: Photos of what appear to be a smaller Apple iPad come close to confirming that the device is real." InformationWeek 1:23 PM
  • "iPad mini leaked photos: three things that make it look legit, two that look suspicious" Tap For Mobile 1:16 PM
  • "AT&T Is Gonna Get Big Strife In Charging For FaceTime Over Cellular" AppleBitch 1:08 PM
  • "iPhone 5 launch marks the end of AT&T as we know it. Mass exodus begins." Beatweek Magazine 1:03 PM
  • "iPhone 5 and the Enterprise: How to Make the Best Business Decision" eWeek 1:03 PM
  • "The iPhone 5's Greatest Inside Story: Chipmaking Maturation For Apple"  TechCrunch 11:16 AM
  • "The iPhone Apple was forced to make: I have no doubt that the iPhone 5 is a great phone and will set sales records. It's just uninteresting. So uninteresting, in fact, that it's interesting." Computerworld 11:16 AM
  • "iPhone 5's Lack of 'Wow' Factor Levels The Smartphone Playing Field" Nasdaq 10:52 AM
  • "What's Going to Be Apple's First New Product After TV?" Forbes 10:50 AM
  • "Apple to build datacenter in Hong Kong" ZDNet 10:50 AM
  • "iPhone owners wait for what's in the cards with Passbook" Macworld 10:42 AM
  • "Mac classics: Confessions of an Excel geek" Macworld 10:42 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Apple also killed Chuck Cunningham" Macworld 10:40 AM
  • "Wireless Innovation Slows, And That's A Good Thing: Apple's incremental iPhone updates aren't slowing sales, and they're allowing us to plan more rationally. How can that be bad?" InformationWeek 10:35 AM
  • "Bang! New Maps from Apple Put Garmin, Others in the Crosshairs" Forbes 9:41 AM
  • "The iPad is Selling Like Mad and Making the Competition Sad" Tech.pinions 9:15 AM
  • "iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S: Image Comparison" RazorianFly 8:56 AM
  • "Can you design a better Apple event invite than Apple?" Electricpig 8:30 AM
  • "Questions about the iPhone 5 nano-SIM: Ready for your new iPhone 5? You may have to wait a bit longer. These handsets need compatible nano-SIM cards before they can be used. Can you cut down an existing SIM card? Here's your answer." ZDNet 8:06 AM
  • "Employees Are the iPad's Best Friend in the Office" AllThingsD 7:47 AM
  • "Is Apple's MacBook Air Losing The Ultrabook Wars To Cheap Windows PC Knockoffs?" Mac 360 7:43 AM
  • "There Is No iPhone 5 Shortage (Apple is holding back to increase demand)" PixoBebo 7:43 AM
  • "It's A Miracle Software Works This Well" BYTE 3:41 PM
  • "When it comes to cybersecurity law, where do we draw the line on information sharing?" ZDNet 2:58 PM
  • "Why every single one of you should learn a little code" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 2:52 PM
  • "Yahoo!s Now Removing The ® From Their Logo. Is The Exclamation Mark Next?" TechCrunch 2:37 PM
  • "Can Motorola Win Back Europe With The Razr i, Its Speedy, New Intel-Powered Smartphone?" TechCrunch 2:37 PM
  • "Think electronics manufacturing is on life support? Think again" EE Times 2:17 PM
  • "iPhone 5 vs. BlackBerry: BlackBerry could still surprise, despite Apple's ascendance" Network World 2:01 PM
  • "Meh: Twitter Rolls Out New-Look Profiles" PC Magazine 1:58 PM
  • "The tipping point for cloud management is nigh" InfoWorld 11:51 AM
  • "Homegrown Databases: Alive, Well, and Mobile" BYTE 11:43 AM
  • "Square faces battle against behemoths" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:31 AM
  • "New Tools Simplify Power Of Hadoop: Talend is one of several startups that aim to bring big data analytics to the masses." InformationWeek 10:31 AM
  • "Why Wi-Fi Is Often So Slow" [Paid Membership Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Black Mesa: Half-Life's Amazing Source Remake" HotHardware 9:34 AM
  • "The End of Smartphone Contracts" TheStreet 9:32 AM
  • "Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Represents Just 1% of All Android Traffic" The Next Web 10:38 AM
  • "Here's what the new gaming experience on Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets will look like" The Next Web 8:56 AM
  • "Why Mac 'n' Cheese Is a Smarter Investment Than Facebook" Wired 7:58 AM
  • "This Facebook question probably did not go the way Samsung had planned" GadgeTell 9:04 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "xWallDock turns outlets into iPhone, iPad charging docks" GigaOM 3:59 PM
  • "Facebook updates Pages Manager for iOS with post scheduling, post promotion, two columns for iPad" The Next Web 3:59 PM
  • "Outbid's Latest App Update Lets Users Listen To Live Auctioneers On Their iDevices" TechCrunch 2:38 PM
  • "Twitter redesigns its iPad app, introduces new profile header" TechHive 1:51 PM
  • "iOS Passbook support at the Columbus Zoo" TUAW 1:22 PM
  • "PlayPhone Social Gaming Network Continues Developer & Games Support" Playphone Developers 1:04 PM
  • "MMTs Monitor2Go Creates New Product Category For All Things Apple Mobile Secondary Displays" MacPrices 1:03 PM
  • "IMSI's TurboReview adds to list of superb iPad CAD viewing options" Architosh 1:02 PM
  • "ZAGG Announces InvisibleSHIELD for the iPhone 5" iClarified 2:10 PM
  • "ZAGG Inc Introduces Accessories for the Apple iPhone 5" Business Wire 10:45 AM
  • "Monotype Imaging Announces SkyFonts – a First-of-its Kind Font Rental Service" Business Wire 10:45 AM
  • "110 Shades of Nude: Pantone Unveils SkinTone Guide" Business Wire 10:45 AM
  • "Livestream Debuts Ad-Free Live Streaming; Launches A New iPhone App For Producers" TechCrunch 10:37 AM
  • "TextExpander-Friendly OmniFocus Update Brings Siri Integration To iPad" Cult of Mac 9:59 AM
  • "Sneakpeeq Brings Social Shopping Platform To The iPad" TechCrunch 9:50 AM
  • "GoSmart Ships 'GoSmart Clip' for iPhones & Androids - Essential Tool for Busy Travelers" Thomas PR 9:47 AM
  • "Apple stores to begin carrying Contour's new helmet-mounted camera" GeekWire 8:57 AM
  • "Find a Pickup Basketball Game Anywhere With This App" Mashable 8:50 AM
  • "Gazelle Giving iPhone 4S Sellers More Time To Cash In" App Advice 8:48 AM
  • "LIFX Wi-Fi Lightbulb for iOS, 8M iPhone 5 Units to be Sold?" iPhoneNess 8:48 AM
  • "Lensbaby Ignites Creativity with Spark – a Fun & Affordable Selective Focus Lens" Run Around Tech 8:30 AM
  • "Netflix revamps app for iPhone and iPod touch to make for a 'more immersive experience'" The Next Web 8:05 AM
  • "Dropbox updated with AirPrint support and more sharing options" iDownload Blog 8:25 AM
  • "Dropbox Adds Twitter/Facebook Sharing and AirPrint Support to iOS App" The Next Web 8:03 AM
  • "Dropbox iOS app update adds sharing to Facebook and Twitter, tacks on AirPrint for good measure" Engadget 8:03 AM
  • "WD goes light metal for new portable drive" iTWire 7:56 AM
  • "Col The Colorful Cat for iPhone" prMac 8:50 AM
  • "Flashcards App for Improving Speech and Language Skills" prMac 8:50 AM
  • "Math Cards 1.0 on iPad: 2-Player Arithmetic App Based on Card Game: War" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Manage Your Fitness Stats With Fitness Log for iOS" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "New App Explains Every Acronym" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "New Mobile App Helps Make the World a Better Place One Person at a Time" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "New Swatches for Wonderful Creative Effects in Illustrator" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "NuOxygen announces Monster Trouble Dark Side for iOS - New Strategy Game" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "ProCamera drops price for celebrating the launch of ProCamera HD" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Re-volve for iPad - An beautifully addictive touch reaction game" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Resume Maker becomes the most Advanced Resume Preparing App on App Store" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Sticker Time Out Now for iPad and iPhone" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Mygazine Daily for iPad: Daily Personal Magazine Mines 2,000 News Sites" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Turn N Run HD 1.0 for iOS - 3D Platformer with 360-Degree View" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Global smash hit app: Remember - Easy and fast to do lists" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Bull Rush released for iOS - funny, casual platform game" prMac 7:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Raises Dividend 15%" [Paid Membership Required] 8:56 PM
  • "Microsoft's Mid-Life Crisis" TheStreet 9:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Said to Face EU Antitrust Complaint on Browser Choice" Bloomberg 10:45 AM
  • "EU investigation of Microsoft over browser choice moves forward: Report" ZDNet 2:56 PM
  • "German IT-security agency warns of security problem with Internet Explorer" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft warns on previously unseen IE bug: Microsoft has released a temporary software fix for a newly discovered bug in its Internet Explorer web browser." BBC 10:40 AM
  • "Microsoft pledges temporary fix for critical IE bug under attack: Promise comes as 3 more attack sites are spotted exploiting the vulnerability." Ars Technica 9:18 PM
  • "Microsoft offers workarounds for IE bug" The Register 2:45 PM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Security Breach In IE 9, Earlier Versions" CRN 10:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Hints at Pricing for Surface Tablet, Office 2013: Ahead of the most anticipated Microsoft product launch in recent history, CEO Steve Ballmer indicated the Surface tablet may sell for $300 to $800, while a subscription to Office 2013 in the cloud will go for $8.33 a month." eWeek 11:16 AM
  • "Supply chain estimates x86 Surface Price at US$500-700 and RT below US$399" DigiTimes 11:11 AM
  • "Microsoft puts price on Office 2013 suites" V3 2:47 PM
  • "BlackBerry maker licenses Microsoft patent: BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is licensing technology from Microsoft to let BlackBerry devices store and transfer large files more easily." Associated Press 2:13 PM
  • "RIM Licenses Microsoft Tech For Bigger File Sizes On Flash Drives" TechCrunch 2:36 PM
  • "Microsoft in Licensing Deal with Research in Motion" [Paid Membership Required] 2:49 PM
  • "With Hollywood Hire, Microsoft Bolsters Entertainment Efforts" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:15 PM
  • "Microsoft nabs CBS exec to work up Xbox entertainment" CNET News 3:39 PM
  • "Microsoft Hikes Quarterly Dividend 15 Percent" CNBC 3:36 PM
  • "Microsoft Boosts Dividend By 15% to $0.23" Barron's 3:36 PM
  • "HP 'must get it right' in return to smartphone market" Techworld 2:38 PM
  • "Does A Hewlett-Packard Smartphone Make Sense?" Seeking Alpha 10:05 AM
  • "Lenovo Acquires U.S. Software Firm: Lenovo Group Ltd. continued its buying streak Tuesday as it announced plans to acquire U.S.-based software company Stoneware Inc. for an undisclosed sum in a bid to expand services allowing customers to link devices directly over the Internet." [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Lenovo Makes First Software Buy to Expand in Cloud Computing" Bloomberg 10:44 AM
  • "Lenovo acquires Stoneware for cloud computing and BYOD push" V3 2:48 PM
  • "Lenovo builds toward the cloud with Stoneware acquisition" CNET News 10:22 AM
  • "Dell debuts Salesforce consulting service for app development" ZDNet 2:57 PM
  • "IBM's extended deal with Ameriprise represents opportunity for IT innovation" ZDNet 2:58 PM
  • "Oracle may show gains in cloudy market: Shares have run up since last report despite slowdown, re-org" MarketWatch 3:36 PM
  • "AMD's Run of Bad News Continues" WSJ Blogs 3:33 PM
  • "CFO Seifert Is Latest Exec to Bolt Chipmaker AMD" AllThingsD 9:48 AM
  • "AMD CFO Latest To Head For The Door" CRN 10:57 AM
  • "AMD Poised For Sharp Slide After CFO Announces Departure" Forbes 10:00 AM
  • "Intel can't escape Apple's shadow" MarketWatch 9:48 AM
  • "Intel Clover Trail Will Support Linux After All: Intel reverses position, says future versions of Atom chips will support Linux and Android." InformationWeek 11:42 AM
  • "Intel pushes Celeron, Atom CPUs to defend the entry-level desktop market in 2013" DigiTimes 11:13 AM
  • "Intel Israel chief predicts epic computer revolution on the horizon" V3 2:48 PM
  • "Cisco Defends Switch Turf: To Grab Share Back From Arista, Networking Giant Offers New High-Speed Gear" [Paid Membership Required] 9:05 PM
  • "Bossies 2012: The Best of Open Source Software Awards/It's back -- and bigger and badder than ever! Our sixth annual Bossie Awards call out more than 100 open source products in seven categories" InfoWorld 11:49 AM
  • "Gartner: Cloud to grow 20% this year to $109B market" Network World 2:01 PM
  • "'Cloud' services to bag $109 beeeeelion this year" The Register 2:44 PM
  • "PCs hit a high for customer satisfaction -- boosted by tablets" CNET News 10:25 AM
  • "IT Managers Worried About Network Monitoring, Security: BYOD programs and legacy network performance management tools are challenges facing IT departments, a survey finds." eWeek 11:15 AM
  • "Economic woes hit some Silicon Valley companies; others prosper" Silicon Valley 11:03 AM
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Apple News
  • "Apple Poised to Hit $1,000, But Headwinds Loom: Altucher" CNBC 3:34 PM
  • "Apple price target hits $840 on iPhone 5 reality and iPad mini rumor" VentureBeat 3:31 PM
  • "Apple stock closes above $700 for first time after hitting record-breaking intraday high" AppleInsider 5:36 PM
  • "Apple rallies past $700 amid iPhone euphoria" AFP 9:41 AM
  • "Apple stock tops $700" CNNMoney 9:42 AM
  • "Apple shares touch new high: Apple shares continued to trade above $700 a share Tuesday after breaking the record in after-hours trading a day earlier." USA Today 9:42 AM
  • "Apple passes $700 as lines form for iPhone 5" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 9:42 AM
  • "As Apple Stock Challenges $700, BofA Raises Target to $850" 24/7 Wall St. 8:12 AM
  • "Apple trades above $700; analyst hikes target" MarketWatch 7:47 AM
  • "Analysts scramble to keep their targets ahead of Apple's price" Fortune 1:02 PM
  • "Apple Stock by the Numbers" [Video Report] CNBC 1:51 PM
  • "Apple to Crush Pandora After Occupying Wall Street" TheStreet 8:31 AM
Industry News
  • "Apple claims new high, but AMD leads tech losses: Chip maker slumps on surprise resignation of CFO; semis down" MarketWatch 3:27 PM
  • "U.S. stocks in mild retreat for day two: Apple shares breach $700 for first time" MarketWatch 3:27 PM
  • "Stocks close flat as Apple, Fed set the floor" CNNMoney 3:31 PM
  • "Most U.S. Stocks Fall as FedEx Slumps Amid Europe Concern" Bloomberg 3:28 PM
  • "Stocks Dip on Light Volume" TheStreet 3:28 PM
  • "Stocks Seek Direction; FedEx Dips" FOXBusiness 11:38 AM
  • "Dow Grinds Out a Gain" [Paid Membership Required] 3:32 PM
  • "Stocks: Investors pull back/U.S. stock futures were little changed Tuesday, as worries about Europe and the global economy kept investors sidelined." CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks fall as China tensions weigh" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "Asian Shares Fall" [Paid Membership Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Oil firms, banks lead European stocks lower" MarketWatch 3:32 PM
  • "European Stocks, Euro Fall" [Paid Membership Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Global markets slide on growth concerns, Spain's hesitation in requesting financial aid deal" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:58 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:00 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:34 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies" CBS News 9:40 PM
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