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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, September 23, 2012


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Thursday Highlights: Stephen Nellis at Reuters argues the deal with Finisar helps Apple keep companies like Samsung, Huawei, others locked out of parts Finisar supplies for AR, iPhone X sensors; India strategy actually paying off despite some thinking it's falling off a cliff; Apple announces iMac Pro available today, it'll run you some real coin for all that power, anywhere from $4,999 to over $13,000; Ars Technica posts usual in-depth review, more from Mashable, The Verge, iMore, and Macworld; also new today, Apple releases new version of Final Cut Pro X with many advanced features like 360ยบ VR editing; 9to5Mac goes hands-on—more in our OS X section; what's next after the FCC overturns Net Neutrality?; Digital Photography Review posts image gallery of pix taken with iPhone X.

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  • "Foxconn Factory in China Is Closed After Worker Riot" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:13 PM
  • "Apple Supplier Foxconn Says Fight at Plant Spread Into Larger Unrest" [Paid Membership Required] 11:29 PM
  • "Apple's Feud With Google Is Now Felt on iPhone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:13 PM
  • "Disruptions: Will Apple Be the First to Break $1 Trillion?"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:56 PM
  • "Samsung figured out how the jury arrived at its damages figures (except for the Galaxy Tab 10.1)" Foss Patents 6:46 AM
  • "Apple Wants More Damages, U.S. Sales Ban Against Samsung" Mashable 6:48 AM
  • "Apple seeks US Samsung sales ban, $707 million more in damages" Reuters 6:57 AM
  • "Apple Asks For Another $707 Million From Samsung: And The Interesting Bit" Forbes 7:29 AM
  • "Woz: Apple Maps disappointing, but flaws 'not that severe'" ZDNet 11:26 PM
  • "Apple Maps: Damned If You Do, Googled If You Don't" Monday Note 12:13 PM
  • "How Ridiculous Is It That Apple Maps Redirect To Google Maps On The Web?" TechCrunch 6:46 AM
  • "Why Apple pulled the plug on Google Maps" Fortune 6:47 AM
  • "iOS 6 map mess was no big surprise to Apple: Tim Cook took a calculated risk: getting rid of Google Maps was more important than delivering a less-flawed Apple Maps app." CNET News 9/22
  • "Analysis: IPhone 5 defines Apple success, Tim Cook-style" Reuters 9/22
  • "Apple seeks another $700m from Samsung in patent case" Crave @ CNET 9/22
  • "Apple seeks Samsung sales ban, $707 mn more in damages: Samsung has responded by asking for a new trial" Reuters 9/22
  • "Apple Asks Judge for More From Samsung" [Paid Membership Required] 9/22
  • "Apple asks U.S. court to enhance damages award in Samsung case by $700 million" Foss Patents 9/22
  • "Apple seeks another $707 million in damages from Samsung" AppleInsider 9/22
  • "Apple debuts new iPhone 5 ads: Thumb, Physics, Cheese, Ears/Apple taps Jeff Daniels, the actor who plays a news anchor on Aaron Sorkin's 'Newsroom' to be the voice of the iPhone commercials." CNET News 9/22
  • "Apple Rolls Out iPhone 5 Ad Blitz [Videos] Mashable 9/22
  • "Briefly: Apple rolls out four new iPhone 5 ads" AppleInsider 9/22
  • "Apple drives comeback of retail computer store" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9/22
  • "Apple seen putting Pandora in play amid online shift" Bloomberg 9/22
  • "Verizon ships its iPhone 5 unlocked: Handsets will accept a GSM nano-SIM from any carrier & connect at 4G/LTE speeds." Ars Technica 9/22
  • "Final Builds of 10.8.2 and 10.7.5 Maintain OS X Battery Life" The Mac Observer 9/22
  • "Apple goes against grain, extends support for Snow Leopard: If Apple had done the expected and not patched Snow Leopard, the number of users running a retired edition of OS X would have ballooned to 47 percent" Computerworld 9/21
  • "Flashback malware for OS X appears to be going extinct" MacFixIt 9/21
  • "Aperture 3.4: May quit unexpectedly on launch after updating" Apple Support 9/22
  • "Q&A MacFixIt Answers: We answer reader questions about using Maps from iOS 5 on iOS 6, Time Machine backups, and more." CNET Reviews 9/21
  • "Mac Files of the Weird: iCal Calendar not Available when Creating new Event" Run Around Tech 9/21
  • "Parallels 8 is a clear winner vs. VMware Fusion 5 in Ars shootout" 9 to 5 Mac 5:50 PM
  • "Showdown: Parallels Desktop 8 vs. VMWare Fusion 5/Win 8 will require its own adjustment; accessing via virtualization gets tough." Ars Technica 5:51 PM
  • "How To Use Your Mac Dock to Toggle Login Items & Other Dock Tips" The Mac Observer 9/22
  • "Speed testing Windows 8 and OS X Mountain Lion" ThinkDigit 9/22
  • "Head-to-Head: iTunes Match versus Amazon Cloud Player" TechHive 9/21
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: More iTunes Store questions" Macworld 9/21
  • "MacPhun Snapheal 2.0 review: The new version of Snapheal has a range of brush-based adjustments to allow for more fine control over image correction." Macworld UK 9/21
  • "Gemini For Mac OS X Great At Blasting Away Duplicate Files" MacNews 9/21
  • "Bypass The Mac App Store To Update Mountain Lion Software" Cult of Mac 9/21
  • "Growl On The Mac Is Back! This Time It Works With Notification Center In OS X Mountain Lion" Mac 360 9/21
  • "Did You Really Click That Button? Should You Click Again? Use This Click Tool On Your Mac To Know" Mac 360 9/21
  • "End The Background Noise On Skype Or FaceTime With Push To Talk On Your Mac" McSolo 9/21
  • "Are Email Attachments Driving You Nuts? Try The Attachment Tamer On Your Mac" Mac 360 9/21
  • "Writedown Is The Inexpensive Mac Text Editor That Uses Markdown" NoodleMac 9/21
  • "iOS / Mac Dev. creates MAME arcade machine powered by an iPhone" 9 to 5 Mac 9/22
  • "Apple Most Valuable Brand, OS X 10.8.2 Update, Launchpad Manager, and More" Low End Mac 9/21
  • "To Defrag, Or Not To Defrag Your Mac– That's The Friday Question" BohemianBoomer 9/21
  • "On Cleaning Mac Caches, Customizing, Optimizing, And Disaster Preparation (oh, and a note on viruses)" TeraTalks 9/21
Press Releases
  • "Flip4Mac 3: Mountain Lion, GateKeeper compatible" FairerPlatform 9/22
  • "Microsoft Office for Mac Updated for Retina Display, Secondary Mobile Displays, and More" Low End Mac 9/21
  • "Apimac Secret Folder is now ready for OS X Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper" Apimac 9/21
  • "BuildEdge PLAN for SketchUp Mac Beta now available" Architosh 9/21
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple co-founder sees future as computer's pet" Brisbane Times 6:48 AM
  • "T-Mobile USA invites iPhone users to HSPA+ networks" PCWorld 9/22
  • "The iPhone 5 scene at Apple's retail stores" Macworld 9/22
  • "Slick Window Display Promotes New iPhone 5" ifoAppleStore 9/22
  • "50 iPhone 5s stolen from London store in worldwide spate" Crave @ CNET 9/22
  • "Wireless carriers hope to temper iPhone 5 margin pain" Reuters 9/22
  • "iPhone 5 matches monthlong sales figures for 4S in just 3 days: ComScore report says the first three days of online preorders for the iPhone 5 matched the earlier Apple record set by the iPhone 4S over the course of a month." CNET News 9/21
  • "Transit app developers see iOS 6 Maps as a chance to shine" Ars Technica 9/21
  • "Early iPhone 5 Purchases Trend Toward iPhone 4S Upgraders and Black Models Amid Long Lines" MacRumors 9/21
  • "Apple union's 'Day of Solidarity' to protest working conditions: As the iPhone 5 hits stores today, an Apple workers union asks store employees to demand better conditions in France and at Foxconn." CNET News 9/21
  • "Apple fans and critics converge in Paris for iPhone 5" CNET News 9/21
  • "Labor protest at Apple iPhone party in Paris" Reuters 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 launch-day mania: Apple's map troubles haven't stopped the iPhone 5 launch-day crowds. CNET Update talks to fanatics in line at the Cube in New York City." CNET News 9/21
  • "Apple iPhone 5 launch: Queues go global as Samsung offends millions" Computerworld 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans across the world" New York Post 9/21
  • "A short, wonderful tale of iPhone 5 lines across North America [Slideshow] BetaNews 9/21
  • "Live on Fifth Avenue from Apple's iPhone 5 launch (updated)" Fortune 9/21
  • "New Apple Store Opening in Santa Rosa, Ca" James Bleifus 9/21
  • "Hundreds lining up in Sacramento to buy iPhone 5" Sacramento Bee 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 launch live from Apple Store Montreal" iMore 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 buyers flood stores, jam phone lines as they rush to purchase, activate smartphones" Vancouver Sun 9/21
  • "Canadian consumers report iPhone 5 activation problems" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 launch live from the Regent Street Apple Store in London" iMore 9/21
  • "Waiting For The iPhone 5 (Video)" Forbes 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 queue hysteria captured in launch-day photos" Crave @ CNET 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 lines from around the world [Video] BGR 9/21
  • "Wal-Mart, Apple, Amazon and Google: In corporate battles, customers may be casualties" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9/21
  • "London iPhone 5 Madness: 'You must be CRAZY to buy Apple'" The Register 9/21
  • "Woz on iPhone in 40 years: 'I won't want you humans'" SlashGear 9/21
  • "Woz in Brisbane, Australia with his iPhone 5 (with video)" MacDailyNews 9/21
  • "Tales From The Front Of The iPhone 5 Line: Stick It In My Veins" TechCrunch 9/21
  • "Singapore lines up for the iPhone 5" CNET News 9/21
  • "Crowds queue to snap up latest iPhone" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9/21
  • "Sprint Nearly Sold Out of iPhone 5 at Many East Coast Spots" AllThingsD 9/21
  • "Best Buy, other retailers delaying iPhone 5 preorders" Electronista 9/21
  • "Smuggled iPhone 5s Sell for as Much as $3,700 in Moscow" ABCNews 9/21
  • "Smugglers take iPhone 5 to China, but supplies thin" Reuters 9/21
  • "Apple store assistant sought after hundreds of iPhone 5s are stolen" The Independent 9/21
  • "Burglars in Japan First to Get Hands on iPhone 5" WSJ Blogs 9/21
  • "Look At All These iPhone 5s Flooding FedEx's Distribution Center [Image] Cult of Mac 9/21
  • "Marketers hijack iPhone 5 launch" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9/21
  • "Apple's Siri continues dominance over Samsung's S Voice" Electronista 9/21
  • "New Google Voice Search, Siri are closely matched (hands-on)" CNET 9/21
  • "Google's November Assault on Microsoft and Apple" TheStreet 9/21
  • "London Underground offers offline maps to those who updated to iOS6 and no longer have schedules" 9 to 5 Mac 9/21
  • "Starbucks to support Passbook in iOS 6 by end of September" Macworld 9/21
  • "Airlines, Theaters, More Sign On for Apple's Passbook" PC Magazine 9/21
  • "Worry not, Snapseed lovers: Google's Vic Gundotra says Nik Software's products will live on" The Next Web 9/21
  • "Apple rep pitches iPad possibilities: About 30 community members gathered Wednesday for a presentation that Watauga County Schools administrators hope will put wheels in motion for a technology initiative for K-8 students." Watauga Democrat: Boone, NC 9/21
  • "The New York PD wants to help find your iPhone: Police at 5th Ave. Apple Store to register new iDevices, will do Android too." Ars Technica 9/21
Non-Apple News
  • "Nintendo teases Wii U Gamecube downloads" TG Daily 9/21
  • "Xperia Ion Ice Cream Sandwich update rolls out" TG Daily 9/21
  • "Sony explains lack of 12 GB PS3 in US" TG Daily 9/21
  • "Scottish researchers develop software that allows humans to talk to robots"  9/21
  • "Who Steve Case is betting on now: Tech's slightly graying elder statesman is not so bullish on major media companies." Fortune 9/21
  • "Winklevoss twins steer new course" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9/21
  • "More Boeing planes to get wireless, cellular connectivity" PCWorld 9/21
  • "RIM updates BlackBerry Mobile Fusion device management suite" ZDNet 9/21
  • "RIM CEO Apologizes For Yet Another BlackBerry Outage, Details How Many Users Affected" TechCrunch 9/21
  • "RIM fixes BlackBerry outage that hit Europe, Middle East, Africa" CNET News 9/21
  • "Google Apps users get email and contacts migration tool" ZDNet 9/21
  • "Q&A: Google's VP of enterprise Amit Singh at Dreamforce '12" ZDNet 9/21
  • "Google shuts once-feted China music download service" Reuters 9/21
  • "5by5 | The Critical Path #55: Gravity Well" asymco 9/22
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Alexander Adam, from Quasado, Mac|Life columnist Adrian Hoppel, and The Mac Observer's John Martellaro this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 9/21
  • "Hossein Yassaie: Meet the man with the big Imagination/The technology chief played a vital role in developing Apple's new iPhone5 – but there is a lot more to come, he tells Gideon Spanier" The Independent 9/21
  • "David Pogue: iPhone Improved in Every Possible Way/New York Times technology columnist David Pogue and Daring Fireball tech blogger John Gruber discuss the iPhone 5." [Video Report] Bloomberg 9/21
  • "iMore show 314: iOS 6 review + iPhone 5 buyers guide" iMore 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Ships! Selling your iPhone, Apple Care, Maps (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 camera powered by Sony sensor: Photography is ever more important in smartphone usage, and a close-up view shows that Sony got the coveted spot supplying the sensor for Apple's new smartphone." CNET News 6:50 AM
  • "iPhone 5 jailbroken, but not yet available for us" Crave @ CNET 6:58 AM
  • "Cracked! Hacker Claims to Jailbreak the iPhone 5." AllThingsD 9/22
  • "Some iPhone 5 orders arriving with cosmetic damage" Electronista 9/22
  • "iPhone 5 Users Reporting Yellow Tint On Their Displays [PHOTOS] Redmond Pie 9/22
  • "Apple A6 Die Revealed: 3-core GPU, < 100mm^2" AnandTech 9/21
  • "Confirmed: Apple's A6 uses triple-core GPU/It's the same GPU as in the iPhone 4S, there's just more of it." Ars Technica 9/21
  • "Apple's A6 chip sports 3-core graphics" CNET News 9/21
  • "Black iPhone 5 Anodized Aluminum Susceptible to Scratching?" MacRumors 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 back too susceptible to scratches?" UberGizmo 9/21
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Is Pried Open and Its Profitable Secrets Start Bursting Out" AllThingsD 9/21
  • "Inside the iPhone 5: Bigger battery, easier to repair" CNET News 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Teardown Uncovers Elpida RAM, Improved Repairability" The Next Web 9/21
  • "Analyst says iPhone 5 processor uses custom core" EE Times 9/21
  • "Could Apple's A6 be a 'big-little' processor?" EE Times 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 More Repairable than iPhone 4, 4S, Says iFixit" eWeek 9/21
  • "Apple can replace broken iPhone 5 screens in the store, says report" CNET News 9/21
  • "The Verizon iPhone 5 is GSM unlocked, tested with AT&T" iDownload Blog 9/21
  • "Amid record retail launch, iPhone 5 online ship times slip to four weeks" Tap For Mobile 9/21
  • "Google homes in on Maps app for iOS 6, report says: The company is reportedly working on a Google Maps app, but there is rampant confusion over whether it was actually submitted for approval in the Apple App Store yet." CNET News 9/21
  • "The Apple iPhone 5 has reportedly been jailbroken" The Next Web 9/21
  • "The iPhone 5 lets you put 16 apps inside a folder" iDownload Blog 9/21
  • "Researchers hack iPhone, steal data: White-hat hackers broke into the developer version of iOS 6, meaning Apple's new iPhone 5 could be vulnerable" CSO 9/21
  • "Asian Suppliers of iPhone Components Scramble to Meet Orders" [Paid Membership Required] 9/21
  • "Apple Cuts Display Orders to Samsung, Loses Patent Case in Germany" Patently Apple 9/21
  • "Taiwan market: Parallel-imported iPhone 5 available for sale at 40-50% higher prices, says newspaper" DigiTimes 9/21
  • "PSA: Don't leave negative reviews for non-widescreen apps -- developers are updating as fast as they can!" iMore 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Unboxing - Both Black and White Models - AKA the obligatory iPhone unboxing (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 9/21
  • "The iPhone 5 Gets Unboxed" Mashable 9/21
  • "iPhone OS 3: Let's Build an App List" Low End Mac 9/21
  • "iBooks and iBookstore: Parental Controls in iOS 6" Apple Support 9/22
  • "Developers claim Safari in iOS 6 breaks Web apps with aggressive caching: The HTTP specification says one thing, Safari does another." Ars Technica 9/21
  • "Apple Releases MacBook Firmware Updates" MacPrices 9/21
  • "How to Clean Your MacBook Safely and Effectively" Mactuts+ 9/21
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "There are no new item in The US Apple Store, 99 were unchanged, and seven were Sold Out." While Supplies Last 6:52 AM
  • "Velocispider For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9/22
  • "Hanger For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/22
  • "R-Tech Commander Colony For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/22
  • "There are no new item in The US Apple Store, 106 were unchanged, and one was Sold Out." While Supplies Last 9/22
  • "iPhone Buyer's Guide... $0 To $950 - The Best iPhone Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 9/22
  • "ProCam For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/21
  • "Don't Run With a Plasma Sword For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9/21
  • "Battle Monkeys For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9/21
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/21
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/21
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/21
  • "Refurbished MacBook Air from $679, free shipping, Mountain Lion" FairerPlatform 9/21

  • "Apple iPhone 5's A6 Outshines Rivals in Performance Tests: Apple iPhone 5 is said to have a tri-core PowerVR SGX 543MP3 GPU running at a higher speed" International Business Times 6:57 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 outperforms Android Galaxy S III and RAZR M" TG Daily 6:49 AM
  • "The iPhone 5 Performance Preview"  AnandTech 9/22
  • "iPhone 5 Camera Battle: Is It the Best Smartphone Shooter?" Gizmodo 9/22
  • "iPhone 5: The First Hour" SplatF 9/22
  • "Apple iPhone 5 first impressions: Beauty is in the hand of the beholder" ZDNet 9/22
  • "iPhone 5 Benchmarked: The Fastest Smartphone in the Land/We crown the iPhone 5 speed king after pitting it against every other iPhone we've tested, along with today's top Android phones."  PC Magazine 9/21
  • "Apple iPhone 5 review: The thinnest, slickest, fastest iPhone yet." Register Hardware 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 review: Apple's latest smartphone gets a bigger screen, LTE, and more power — but does it keep the crown?" The Verge 9/21
  • "Watch This: Josh demos the iPhone 5 on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" The Verge 9/21
  • "Review: Style triumphs over substance in iPhone 5" Boston Herald 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Teardown" iFixit 9/21
  • "Shootout: iPhone 5 versus iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and Galaxy S III" Bare Feats 9/21
  • "Hands on with the iPhone 5" Macworld 9/21
  • "iPhone 5: First Thoughts And Random Impressions" MacStories 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Benchmarks: 30% to 160% Faster than iPhone 4S" The Mac Observer 9/21
  • "What's The Difference -Comparing The iPhone 5 to the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4" MacReviewZone 9/21
  • "Review: Apple EarPods" Macworld 9/21
  • "Kindle Fire HD vs. iPad: How does the new Kindle Fire HD compare with the best tablet on the block?" CNET Reviews 9/21
  • "Review: First crop of iPhone 5 cases available now" GigaOM 9/21
  • "DaVinci Resolve: Which GPU provides the best acceleration on the Mac Pro?" Bare Feats 9/21
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Local search Field Test: Apple Maps vs. Google Maps/In part two of our Apple Maps app testing, we decided to perform local searches of landmarks and other locations and the results were clearly lopsided." CNET Reviews 9/21
  • "Review: iPhone 5" Gizmag 9/21
  • "Lab Tests: iOS 6 and iOS 5 performance differences" Macworld 9/21
  • "iOS App Review: Layout brings collages into the iPad age" Macworld 9/21
  • "MacMost Now 764: iOS 6 Maps App Turn-By-Turn Directions" MacMost 9/21
  • "iOS 6 Maps Got You Down? Navigon may be your answer!" Best App Site 9/21
  • "'Jasmine' is the YouTube iPhone app you should be using (from the developer of Alien Blue)" VentureBeat 9/21
  • "Review -Savi Contacts: a Great Substitute for iOS 6 Users" The Mac Observer 9/21
  • "Penultimate: Just Shy Of The Ultimate iPad Note Taking App" The Mac Observer 9/21
  • "This Week in Apps I Like – National Parks, The Photo Cookbook, Paper, Articles, IncrediBooth" 7/Apps Blog 9/21
  • "iOS Game Review: Battles will charm you in Outwitters" Macworld 9/21
  • "Jewel Factory Review" 148Apps 9/21
  • "Epic Adventures: La Jangada Review" 148Apps 9/21
  • "How to Downgrade Back to iOS 5" Mac|Life 9/21
  • "How to Transfer Everything from Old iPhone to New iPhone 5 the Easy Way" OS X Daily 9/21
  • "Get started with the iPhone 5" Macworld 9/21
  • "So You Just Got an iPhone 5... Let's Get Started" Touch Arcade 9/21
  • "Uploading an iDVD to Youtube" iLifeHelp 9/21
  • "iOS 6: Messages Now Automatically Selects Last-Used International Keyboard For Each Contact" MacStories 9/22
  • "The Grand Central Apple Store Reportedly Has No Lines, And Plenty Of iPhones" Business Insider 9/21
  • "Updated: Top 12 ways to trade old iPhones for cash now that you have your iPhone 5" 9 to 5 Mac 9/21
  • "iOS 6: Talking to Siri and saying 'hi'" TUAW 9/21
  • "Get Weather on iPad with the Clock App" OS X Daily 9/21
  • "Here's where to get LTE on your iPhone 5" The Verge 9/21
  • "Watch out! iOS 6 can jack up your phone bill—Steer clear of sticker shock—follow these steps to disable the iO6 features that can eat up your iPhone or iPad's data plan" InfoWorld 9/21
  • "The iPhone 5 Weather app can function as a world clock" iDownload Blog 9/21
  • "Get Siri to tell you the temperature in centigrade" Mac OS X Hints 9/21
  • "Want an iPhone 5 today? Go to a carrier store" VentureBeat 9/21
  • "How to get an iPhone 5 with unlimited data" CNNMoney 9/21
  • "So you hate iOS 6 Maps? Here are your best alternative options" Digital Trends 9/21
  • "Hate iOS 6 Maps? Here's What To Do ..." Forbes 9/21
  • "Don't Like the iOS 6 Podcasts App? Get Rid of It" Kirkville 9/21
  • "How to track your iPhone 5 delivery if you're in the UK" iMore 9/21
  • "Apple's iPod Touch for the Win: The upgrades to the iPod touch make it the most versatile non-smartphone device on the market." PC Magazine 11:28 PM
  • "Review – Thinking about DACs, or How an External Digital to Analog Converter Can Transform Your Mac or PC's Audio on a Budget!" Mac Edition Radio 11:23 PM
  • "Apple got the iPhone 5's physical design right: As it usually does, Apple made the right physical design decisions with the iPhone 5. The third-generation iPad was an exception to this rule." CNET News 8:10 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: More on iOS6, Maps and the iPhone 5" eXtensions 8:06 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 7:52 PM
  • "Without Steve Jobs, Apple Is Without A Map" Seeking Alpha 9:21 AM
  • "iPhone 6 release date: iPhone 5S scenario says you're not going anywhere for awhile." Beatweek Magazine 7:02 AM
  • "Samsung drags iPhone 5 into never-ending legal battle" Crave @ CNET 6:59 AM
  • "Apple (AAPL) vs Samsung, Looks Like We'll Be Doing This All Over Again" Wall Street Pit 6:59 AM
  • "The iPhone 5 front is not flush with the frame" Fayez Mohamood 6:46 AM
  • "Apple: Sympathy for iOS 6 Maps" Barron's 9/22
  • "iOS 6 maps has wrong location for Apple Store" The Register 9/22
  • "Apple's iPhone 5: The Chinatown factor" Fortune 9/22
  • "How Apple's Obsession with Google Is Hurting Apple"  Cult of Mac 9/22
  • "Is Apple's new maps app upsetting? The OpenForum chimes in: Apple ditched Google for maps, and many users are upset." Ars Technica 9/22
  • "Why maps matter to Apple, Google and others" TechHive 9/22
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Seen it" Macworld 9/22
  • "Don't Kid Yourself, Steve Jobs Would Have Released Apple Maps and iOS 6"  Forbes 9/22
  • "Apple Is Serious About This Future Killer Feature" The Motley Fool 9/22
  • "In Apple-Google maps war, consumers lose" MarketWatch 9/22
  • "LTE Prime Time: Four Unexpected Ways to Play the iPhone 5" Barron's 9/22
  • "Apple And That Swiss Train Watch" Forbes 9/22
  • "A Flawed Samsung and iPhone Drop Test (the Galaxy Lost)" eXtensions 9/22
  • "Has Apple Peaked?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/21
  • "Apple iOS 6 map flap gives Google geolocation advantage" ZDNet 9/21
  • "Quick, painless way to buy an iPhone 5: Don't plan/Getting an iPhone 5 can actually be pretty uneventful, even in Los Angeles." CNET News 9/21
  • "LTE on Apple's iPhone 5 is a winner -- with a catch" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 vs. Luxury Watch - Can Apple be used in the same breath as names like Panerai, Omega, Rolex and Bell & Ross?" iMore 9/21
  • "iPads (and tablets) in K12 - When will we get it together?" ZDNet 9/21
  • "Poking Fun at Apple's New Maps" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/21
  • "Six things that bug me about iOS 6" BetaNews 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Setup Is Easy Peasy [First Impressions] Cult of Mac 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Makes Other Smartphones Look Like Your Lard Ass Uncle [First Impressions] Cult of Mac 9/21
  • "The 8 Worst Things About iOS 6" Mashable 9/21
  • "iOS's lead over Android in app monetization is shrinking" GigaOM 9/21
  • "Apple stock: the sky is the limit? Killer products sell, but there are some concerns" MarketWatch 9/21
  • "The irony of the Apple-Google battle: They're rivals despite having entirely different goals" BGR 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Crime: Five Finger Discounts Spread" Tapscape 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Cases That Will Piss Off Jon Ive." M.I.C. Gadget 9/21
  • "Are You Upgrading to iOS 6? A Twitter Symposium" Techland 9/21
  • "If Design's No Longer the Killer Differentiator, What Is?" Wired 9/21
  • "Top 10 IT empire downfalls Apple must heed despite iPhone 5 fervour"  V3 9/21
  • "Buying an iPhone 5 on Launch Day? Don't Expect a Case. Yet." Wired 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 launch: More than 1,000 people needlessly block London's Regent Street" ZDNet 9/21
  • "197 reasons you should upgrade to iOS 6 immediately" PCWorld 9/21
  • "iOS 6 device management: What companies should know/Apple's new OS takes evolutionary steps toward better mobile management" Computerworld 9/21
  • "iPhone fans pile into Apple store feeling 'like LeBron James'" Chicago Sun-Times 9/21
  • "IPhone 5 Fever? Don't Count Samsung Out" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/21
  • "Apple's 'iPhone 5 Will Fly'" TheStreet 9/21
  • "You Don't Need a F*cking Case for Your iPhone 5" Gizmodo 9/21
  • "Apple's annual iPhone snafus: Every year, around the time of the iPhone's release, reports of problems plaguing Apple's new smartphone inevitably pop up." CNNMoney 9/21
  • "One Lousy Day So Far With iOS 6" BYTE 9/21
  • "Why Apple Uses 68 Characters To Describe The iPhone 5" Forbes 9/21
  • "How Apple Relies on Other Retailers' Kindness" [Video Report] [Paid Membership Required] 9/21
  • "Some Brief Thoughts on Apple's New EarPods" MacStories 9/21
  • "Tim Cook Continues to Slowly Kill Post-Steve Jobs Apple" TheStreet 9/21
  • "Did you pay too much for your iPhone 5 today?" Forbes 9/21
  • "Not Everyone is Bothered by Apple Maps [Video] Mashable 9/21
  • "More finger pointing over the quality of Apple Maps" GigaOM 9/21
  • "Nokia comes out swinging after Apple's rocky iOS 6 Maps launch" ZDNet 9/21
  • "The Most Hilarious Fails of Apple Maps" Forbes 9/21
  • "Surviving the Mapocalypse: Apple's map app careens off-course/Apple's Maps is so spectacularly bad it's inspired its own Internet meme. Funny? You bet. But it's also proof that the Jobs era truly is over" InfoWorld 9/21
  • "Apple on Its iOS 6 Maps: Things Can Only Get Better" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/21
  • "You are not here: Apple Maps app loses users" Melbourne Age 9/21
  • "Apple's brilliant plan to fix iOS Maps: Get YOU to do it" The Register 9/21
  • "Nokia: Map Apps Can't Be Built Overnight. Just Look at Apple's." AllThingsD 9/21
  • "iOS 6 Maps: The Criticism and My Thoughts" iSource 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 Fans Complain About Maps, Charger" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9/21
  • "iOS 6 Maps: How to submit missing information and corrections" Alex4D 9/21
  • "Apple Maps: Tim Cook's First Public Disaster In The Post Steve Jobs Era" PixoBebo 9/21
  • "Hey Samsung, don't be a dick" The Loop 2:41 PM
  • "Now All Of Apple's Competitors Are Ripping It Apart Over The Maps App" Business Insider 9:09 AM
  • "The innocence of Android fans" ZDNet 9/22
  • "Google has a whopping 7,100 people working on Maps alone" BGR 9/21
  • "Inside the lonely, cranky Microsoft Store on iPhone 5 launch day" VentureBeat 9/21
  • "Verizon CFO: 'Unlimited Is Just a Word'" Mashable 9/21
  • "The web design blind spot: Browser zoom shouldn't spell user gloom" ZDNet 9/21
  • "Why Linux on the desktop is still struggling" ZDNet 9/21
  • "No More Burnt Raspberry Pi: Safe Supercharging for Super-Small PC" Wired Magazine 9/21
  • "Bull claims x86 enterprise server performance crown" V3 9/21
  • "Nokia: Here's why the Lumia 920 is better than the iPhone 5" CNET News 9/21
  • "HTC's Windows Phones Knock the Wind Out of Nokia" Techland 9/21
  • "More Passwords, More Problems: The more we depend on the Web, the more passwords we accumulate—and forget. Some startups think they have a solution." Technology Review 9/21
  • "10 common mobile security problems to attack" Network World 9/21
  • "BlackBerry Outage Strikes EMEA On iPhone 5 Launch Day: Ouch — That's Gotta Hurt (Updated)" TechCrunch 9/21
  • "RIM: On iPhone 5 Day, A Perfectly Timed Service Outage" Forbes 9/21
  • "Tip: Clean up your Facebook news feed" USA Today 9/21
  • "Keep kids off Facebook" Salon 9/21
  • "Hottest Android news and rumors for the week ending Sept. 21" Network World 9/21
  • "Retrospective: Android's path to smartphone dominance" [Slideshow] Network World 9/21
  • "Android tethering apps: 6 excellent options" [Slideshow] Computerworld 9/21
  • "Google's November Assault on Microsoft and Apple" TheStreet 9/21
  • "Windows 8 Tablet Fragmentation and the App Dilemma" Tech.pinions 9/21
  • "iPhone 5 parody Video" The Loop 9/22
  • "S**t Apple Fanatics Say about iOS 6" [Temporarily offline] YouTube 9/21
  • "The iPhone 5: super-glued on one of the busiest squares in Amsterdam" iDownload Blog 9/21
  • "Look Who's in Line for the iPhone 5 [Comic] Mashable 9/21
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Bowers & Wilkins intros classy A7 and A5 AirPlay speakers, leaves out the 30-pin dock" Engadget 8:45 AM
  • "Kdan Mobile Launches All-in-One App Toolkit 2 for iPhone Users" MacMegasite 9/22
  • "BiKN Connects Your iPhone to Your Stuff (or Children or Animals) So You'll Never Lose Them" Lifehacker 9/21
  • "Studio Neat has updated its sweet Glif tripod adapter for iPhone 5, here's a couple of prototype pics" The Next Web 9/21
  • "mLogic Docking Station and Backup Solution for the MacBook Pro in 500GB & 1TB versions" MacPrices 9/21
  • "Awesome iPhone 5 Wallpapers You Can Experience Now" App Advice 9/21
  • "The Best Apps Optimized And Ready For Your New iPhone 5: Evernote, Tweetbot, Tiny Tower And More" TechCrunch 9/21
  • "Complete Collection of Iconic iPhone 5 Cases Available from OtterBox" Business Wire 9/21
  • "Not To Be Outdone By Facebook, Twitter For iOS Duly Updated With iOS 6 And iPhone 5 Support" App Advice 9/21
  • "Tablets Drive Customer Satisfaction With Traditional Computers Higher" MacNews 9/21
  • "eggshell Pearl for iPhone 5 (Color: Silver)" USBfever 9/21
  • "Neon Wallpaper Creator 5.0 Released - 640*1136 Enhanced for iPhone 5" prMac 9/21
  • "Agharta Studio Releases Shufflepuck Cantina to the iOS App Store" prMac 9/21
  • "Announcing Squashies World, the new action-puzzle game for iOS" prMac 9/21
  • "Cultures: Northland - 50% Price Drop" prMac 9/21
  • "Cycle Aid - Period Tracker For Men Released For iPhone and iPad" prMac 9/21
  • "iTeach Maths Pro - A new iTeach Pro series for the iOS" prMac 9/21
  • "Meet Pong's Bigger Badder Older Brother with Pwong Blitz for iOS" prMac 9/21
  • "New Free Game for Lovers of Space Battles" prMac 9/21
  • "Smashing Planets Adds Touch Screen Controls To Classic Arcade Action" prMac 9/21
  • "The Adventures of Retrobot Debuts on the App Store" prMac 9/21
  • "Tiktak Games releases Adventure of Terapets The Crazy Scientist for iOS" prMac 9/21
  • "Too many Facebook birthday wishes to handle - Birthday Box has arrived" prMac 9/21
  • "Kalah in Africa 1.0 for iOS - Count and Capture Game for 2 Players" prMac 9/21
  • "MyBirthday Calendar 1.0 for iOS: Simple Management of Birthday Alerts" prMac 9/21
  • "Assault Mission - Defend a Castle is now free for limited time" prMac 9/21
  • "[Breaking] Maxis To Offer nano-SIM From 24 September 2012" VernonChan 9/21
Computer Industry
  • "'Windows 8 is good, but could be better': What developers think and feel about Windows 8" CIOL 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft India in the race for corporate excellence award" Financial Express 7:16 AM
  • "Best Electronics Store - Critic's choice winner: MICROSOFT STORE" Orange County Register [Free Registration Required] 7:17 AM
  • "Intel: Sales Stagnant - Hold Off On Buying" Seeking Alpha 7:11 AM
  • "Performance of Intel Pentium 2117U ULV processor" CPU World 7:12 AM
  • "Intel to get Sharp LCD panels" CRN 11:20 PM
  • "AMD HD 8000 specs leak, point to major performance boost" ExtremeTech 11:17 PM
  • "Ellison: Oracle will unveil cloud infrastructure at OpenWorld" IDG News Service 7:18 AM
  • "IBM to debut Power7+ servers on October 3" The Register 11:19 PM
  • "Google TV Finally Goes On Sale In Australia" Gizmodo 11:17 PM
  • "Don't fear failure in innovation: Google/Google's chief technology advocate, Michael Jones, says CIOs need not to be afraid of failure; it's just a part of how innovation works" CIO 11:17 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "S&P 500: The Apple effect" CNNMoney 9/21
  • "Will Apple Hit $885 This Year?" [Video Report] [Paid Membership Required] 9/21
  • "Radio Update: Apple shares looking even rosier" [Audio Report] MarketWatch 9/21
  • "Will Apple Sink On Tepid Response To iPhone 5?" Seeking Alpha 9/21
  • "One Area Where Microsoft Is Smoking Apple" Forbes 9/21
  • "Apple's up 10,000% since I first recommended it. Is that possible?" MarketWatch 9/21
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Oracle, Apple lead tech gains; RIM stumbles/BlackBerry maker hit by service outage; iPhone 5 hits stores" MarketWatch 9/21
  • "U.S. stocks tally first weekly drop in three: Dow transportation index closes at lowest level since early June" MarketWatch 9/21
  • "S&P 500 Erases Gains as Apple Rally Fades, Banks Fall" Bloomberg 9/21
  • "Stocks Pare Gains Ahead of Close" TheStreet 9/21
  • "Stocks: 3rd week of gains on the line" CNNMoney 9/21
  • "Dow Ends Lower in Late Selloff" [Paid Membership Required] 9/21
  • "U.K. stocks wobble; Vodafone rises, oil firms drop" MarketWatch 9/21
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks rise after iPhone 5 launch" MarketWatch 9/21
  • "Europe Markets: Spain bailout speculation lifts European stocks/Madrid paces gains among regional benchmarks; London lags" MarketWatch 9/21
  • "European Stocks Rise Slightly" [Paid Membership Required] 9/21
  • "Spain bailout speculation shores up markets despite ongoing global growth concerns: Spanish stocks led a recovery in global markets Friday amid speculation the country was preparing to tap a new European aid program, a day after uncertainty about the fragile world economy dented investor sentiment." Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9/21
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9/21
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9/21
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 9/21
  • "A billion ways to spot a tech bubble" MarketWatch 9/21

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