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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "What Makes Apple's Mapgate Different From Typical 1.0 Service Growing Pains"  AllThingsD 10:17 AM
  • "People Are Calling For This Apple Executive's Head" Business Insider 8:29 AM
  • "Apple gives its signature device a solid upgrade" Gainesville Sun 8:12 AM
  • "iPhone 5: Apple creates an archetype" The Next Web 8:24 PM
  • "So Apple, now you're doing more consumer research? It seems that Apple, until recently thought not to be fond of consumer research, is now desperate to discover what people think of its software."  CNET News 1:02 PM
  • "Apple CEO apologizes for error-ridden new map app, promises to make improvements" Associated Press 8:15 AM
  • "Why Apple took the risk with Maps" GigaOM 1:03 PM
  • "Google Maps gets 45-degree images, as Apple Maps struggles" Crave @ CNET 8:17 AM
  • "Apple's Taiwanese Manufacturing Partner Expected to Ship 3M iPad Minis in Q4'12" Wall Street Pit 8:12 AM
  • "Apple plans to set up its own stores in India if Govt eases local sourcing norms" The Economic Times 8:18 PM
  • "Samsung wins reconsideration of Galaxy Tab sales ban: A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that a lower court should reconsider a sales ban against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 won by Apple in a patent dispute with the South Korean electronics maker."  Reuters 9/29
  • "Apple vs. Samsung: Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban could be lifted" Bloomberg News 9/29
  • "Samsung wins reconsideration on Galaxy Tab sales ban in US" Crave @ CNET 9/29
  • "Sales ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be reconsidered" Ars Technica 9/29
  • "Apple's Mapping Strategy: Today China. Tomorrow the World" Forbes 9/29
  • "Does Apple have a Scott Forstall problem? An heir apparent to Steve Jobs was in charge of both Siri and the new Maps app"  Fortune 9/29
  • "The biggest problem with Apple Maps? Our overreaction"  Digital Trends 9/29
  • "Apple's Maps Is A Black Eye, Nothing More" TechCrunch 9/29
  • "Apple seems to have gotten a little bit lost" CNN 9/29
  • "Apple issues full apology over iOS 6 maps cartastrophe" Wired UK 9/29
  • "Judging From Apple's Apology, Maps Matter and Nokia Has Maps That Work" Forbes 9/29
  • "iOS 6 Map Flap: Should Apple Let Users Select Alternate Default Apps?" Forbes 9/29
  • "Tim Cook: 'So sorry for Apple's crap maps app - try Bing or Nokia'" The Register 9/29
  • "Apple's excessive work hours progress: tracking 800k, 97% 60-hour work week compliance" The Next Web 9/29
  • "Apple sued again, this time over Numbers spreadsheet tech" Crave @ CNET 9/29
  • "Glitch keeps iCloud storage at 25GB until 2050: Instead of a downgrade to 5GB of storage, Apple has pushed users' renewal dates 38 years in the future." MacFixIt 8:21 PM
  • "Apple quietly bumping iCloud storage to 25 GB until the year 2050?" TUAW 8:23 PM
  • "The Java Plugin Leaves Vulnerable 1 Billion PCs and Macs" Social Barrel 8:33 AM
  • "Secure and protect email using certificates in Outlook for Mac" OfficeforMacHelp 8:28 PM
  • "OS X Server: Packet filter rules do not load" Apple Support 9/28
  • "New options for viewing PDFs in Mountain Lion's Preview" ZDNet 9:46 PM
  • "The absolute beginner's guide to using Adobe's new Edge Web Fonts on your site" The Next Web 8:24 PM
  • "Empire: Total War Gold Edition for OS X review" AppleTell 1:07 PM
  • "Review: MusicTube: YouTube music without YouTube" FairerPlatform 7:52 AM
  • "Mac OS X Mountain Lion Removed RSS Feeds from Mail 6.1 How to get them back." Off On A Tangent 10:04 AM
  • "Review: Parallels Desktop 8 vs. VMware Fusion 5" Macworld 9/28
  • "Review: Adobe Premiere Elements 11 offers an easy, fast, and simple take on video editing" TechHive 9/28
  • "Review: Things 2.0 makes managing to-do lists manageable" Macworld 9/28
  • "MacMost Now 767: Using Text Columns in Pages" MacMost 9/28
  • "Add New iOS Style Widgets To Mountain Lion Dashboard [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9/28
  • "An Easy Way To Generate The Toughest, Coolest, Longest Passwords Right On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 9/28
  • "How Many Ways Can You Listen To Music On Your Mac? Here's Another One!" TeraTalks 9/28
  • "Is Your Life Worth A Journal? 2 Ways To Journal Your Day On A Mac (one is free, one is not)" Mac 360 9/28
  • "How To Control iTunes, Spotify, And Rdio From Your Mac's Menubar (and what's missing in the mix)" NoodleMac 9/28
  • "It's Baaack! The Compression And Archive Tool That Mac Users Love To Hate" Mac 360 9/28
  • "How To Get Free Music, TV Shows, Movies, And Apps Delivered To Your Mac" Mac 360 9/28
  • "Free: The Top 10 Add On Features For Safari That Apple Forgot To Include On The Mac's Favorite Browser" McSolo 9/28
  • "Two months later, developers (mostly) positive about OS X's GateKeeper" Ars Technica 7:33 PM
  • "Mountain Lion foot-dragger report, updating to v10.8.2" AppleTell 8:01 AM
  • "AirPlay Mirroring A Killer Feature In Mountain Lion" MacNews 9/28
Press Releases
  • "Use Notes as a Super Clipboard to Sync Data Between Macs and iOS Devices" OS X Daily 4:17 PM
  • "Apimac Secret Folder is now ready for OS X Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper" prMac 8:08 AM
  • "Blinq Turns Your PC Or Mac Into A Server For Sharing Photos" AddictiveTips 9/29
  • "MOTU ships Digital Performer version 8" Electronista 9/28
  • "OmniGrowl Updated for Growl 2, CaliBrate Also Updated" prMac 9/28
  • "FCP Editors Go Retro with New Slide Pop Special Effects Package" prMac 9/28
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Cites Improved Working Conditions in Foreign Factories [Report] Mashable 7:54 AM
  • "Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley tells the story of ARM and Newton at the start of Apple as a mobile giant" The Next Web 1:10 PM
  • "The evolution of Apple in a 3 minute (fan made) video" Neowin 8:38 AM
  • "Saurik: Cydia Paid $8 Million To Jailbreak Devs Last Year, 1.5 Million Devices Use The App Every Day [JailbreakCon] Cult of Mac 8:03 AM
  • "JailbreakCon Presentation Slides Posted for Download" iClarified 8:03 AM
  • "Former Apple guru cuts to core of a problem" Brisbane Times 4:17 PM
  • "Will Bad Piggies Give Rovio the Boost It Needs?" AllThingsD 8:23 PM
  • "Report: Apple Maps usage down to four percent" Electronista 9/29
  • "Original 2007 Google-powered iPhone maps app reportedly built by 2 engineers in 3 weeks" iMore 9/29
  • "Weekly Wrap: iPhone 5 review, iOS 6 annoyances, and a Tim Cook Maps apology" Macworld 9/29
  • "Consumer Reports: Apple's Maps App Still Provides a Good Solution for Standard Software" ModMyi 9/29
  • "Consumer Reports: Actually, Apple's Maps app doesn't suck" VentureBeat 9/29
  • "U.S. regional carriers undercut major carries with iPhone 5 discounts" BGR 9/29
  • "Former Apple, NASA Engineers Make $11,111 Coffee Maker" ABCNews 9/29
  • "Steve Jobs (Action Figure) Returns From the Dead" PC Magazine 9/29
  • "Artist Creates Sculpture Made Using Steve Jobs' Recycled Trash" technabob 9/29
  • "Urban Outfitters drops cash registers for Apple's iPad in 400 stores" AppleInsider 9/28
  • "Apple Launches New App Store Feature Section for Alternative Maps" MacRumors 9/28
  • "Global iPhone 5 Rollout Continues, Tight Supplies Be Damned" AllThingsD 9/28
  • "iPhone 5 dials up discount for regional carrier debut: Some smaller carriers will trim $50 off the normal retail price for Apple's next-generation smartphone when they begin selling it tomorrow." CNET News 9/28
  • "Videos: Queuing up for Apple's iPhone 5 in 22 languages" Fortune 9/28
  • "The iPhone 5 goes on sale in 22 more countries today" iDownload Blog 9/28
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Availability Expands: What It Means To Regional Carriers" TechCrunch 9/28
  • "Most iPhone 5 Customers Will Buy in Next 6 Months" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9/28
  • "Survey: Younger Shoppers Increasingly Using Mobiles To Buy And Compare" TechCrunch 9/28
  • "As Apple says sorry, Google Maps gets a little better" CNET News 9/28
  • "Apple Clears First Hurdle, Possible iPhone 5 Launch In China Before The Year-End" Forbes 9/28
  • "iPhone 5 lights up China's gray market" CNET Asia 9/28
  • "US Air Force Electronic Flight Bag Team fought Windows bureaucracy and deployed iPads [Video] 9 to 5 Mac 9/28
  • "Thanks to the iPad, The Air Force is Saving More Than $5 Million Per Year" PadGadget 9/28
  • "Google's Answer to Siri Thinks Ahead: The company's data stockpile and investment in AI means a smartphone helper that answers queries before you even ask them." Technology Review 9/28
  • "Company Alleges that Apple's 'Numbers' Infringe on Borland Patent" Patently Apple 9/28
  • "Apple sued over spreadsheet technology" CNET News 9/28
  • "Chinese court rules Apple must pay over $82K to encyclopedia publisher over App Store piracy" AppleInsider 9/28
  • "Apple music logo trademark rejected" TG Daily 9/28
  • "Italians Pay The Most, Americans The Least For iPhone 5" App Advice 9/28
  • "Apple iPhone 5 proves a hit with V3 readers" V3 9/28
  • "Need a bit of Bible? There's an app for that" CNN 9/28
  • "ABC News Tracks Missing iPad To Florida Home of TSA Officer" ABCNews 9/28
  • "Find My iPad Catches Thieving TSA Officer Red-Handed [Video] Cult of Mac 9/28
Non-Apple News
  • "Do you remember when Sony was Apple?" CNET News 9:14 PM
  • "5 Mobile Photographers Capturing the World With Android" Mashable 1:08 PM
  • "Cellphones Take a Big Bite Out of Budgets" [Paid Membership Required] 9/29
  • "What happens if smartphones become commodities?" Reuters 9/29
  • "Google rolls out more improvements to its mapping tools following Apple's Maps apology" Digital Trends 9/29
  • "Neil Young reveals Pono music player, promises 'the best sound anyone can get'" The Verge 9/28
  • "Amazon unlikely to launch color e-book readers in 4Q12" DigiTimes 9/28
  • "Move over iPhone: In China, it's cool to call on 'Xiaomi'" CNN 9/28
  • "Talkcast 10pm ET: Mac Computer Expo preview, Maps & more" TUAW 8:23 PM
  • "Tonight on the iMore show special edition..." iMore 4:16 PM
  • "Podcast: iPhone 5, one week later — early users weigh in" GeekWire 9/29
  • "The Critical Path #56: Strategic Disadvantages: A discussion with James Allworth" asymco 9/29
  • "Gene Steinberg meets commentator Daniel Eran Dilger, of AppleInsider, and Avram Piltch, of Laptop magazine, this week on the Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 9/28
  • "Björn Adamski of Telestream Demonstrates the New Flip4Mac" MacVoicesTV 9/28
  • "TUAW Origin Stories: PDF Cabinet" TUAW 9/28
  • "Ted Landau's iPhone 5 and iOS 6 Experiences and Opinions" MacNotables 9/28
  • "Commutist podcast: Apple's iO-mess, dirty data centers and Tesla" GigaOM 9/28
  • "Verizon iPhone 5 update eliminates carrier data usage while connected to a Wifi Network" 9 to 5 Mac 8:24 PM
  • "Apple Releases Carrier Update for Verizon iPhone 5 to Reduce Inadvertent Cellular Data Usage" MacRumors 8:26 PM
  • "iPhone 5 carrier update fixes bug causing cellular data use while on Wi-Fi" AppleInsider 9:46 PM
  • "Apple fixes issue allowing Verizon cellular data usage while on WiFi" The Next Web 9:47 PM
  • "iPhone 4 and 4S Users Report Excessive Battery Drain with iOS 6" HotHardware 4:17 PM
  • "Apple Reveals Several Camera Patents & Legally Updates Siri" Patently Apple 10:25 AM
  • "Apple backtracks on 'most powerful' map app claim: The Web page describing the beleaguered map application has dropped a claim that it's the 'most powerful mapping service ever.'" CNET News 1:02 PM
  • "Apple Updates App Store with VoiceOver Fixes" PadGadget 8:40 AM
  • "Tech factory contrast: Foxconn ascends, while Sharp struggles" PCWorld 8:22 PM
  • "Does This Video Show the iPad Mini?" Mashable 1:08 PM
  • "Apple seeks patents for camera gesture techniques" CNET News 2:24 PM
  • "What's Behind Mysterious Cellular Data Usage in iOS 6?" TidBITS 9/29
  • "Apple's iOS 6 stumbles on basic connectivity: Wi-Fi" CNET News 9/29
  • "SK Telecom Gains Unprecedented iPhone 5 Feature While Apple Files for Passbook Trademark and Much More" Patently Apple 9/29
  • "Apple no longer calls iOS6 Maps 'the most beautiful, powerful mapping service ever'" 9 to 5 Mac 9/29
  • "Apple removes superlatives from Maps description" iDownload Blog 9/29
  • "Apple iPad Mini debut reportedly imminent" CNBC 9/29
  • "iPhone 5 Display Vs. Spectroradiometer" MacStories 9/29
  • "iPad mini Video, Photos Leak" Tapscape 9/29
  • "Sharp says making adequate volumes of display used in iPhone5" Reuters 9/28
  • "Sharp: Our iPhone 5 display production is 'adequate'" CNET News 9/28
  • "It's Now Pretty Clear This Screen Is The Reason iPhone 5 Sales Were So Disappointing" Business Insider 9/28
  • "Sharp: iPhone 5 Shortage Isn't Our Fault [Report] Mashable 9/28
  • "Back to the Future - What's inside the iPhone 5" TechInsights 9/28
  • "Examining the iPhone 5's A6 chip" AppleTell 9/28
  • "Schmidt Slams Apple and a new iPad Mini Video Surfaces" Patently Apple 9/28
  • "Yes, the iPhone 5 does vibrate differently" The Next Web 9/28
  • "Buzz-worthy: iPhone 5 cranks up the vibrations" CNET News 9/28
  • "Apple Looks to Flexible Displays for Unique Functionality" Patently Apple 9/28
  • "Apple fixes accessibility issues with new iOS 6 App Store design" AppleInsider 9/28
  • "There's A Nasty Bug In The New iPhone Software That Won't Let Some Connect To Wi-Fi" Business Insider 9/28
  • "iPhone 5 estimated to cost 41 cents per year to charge" CNET News 9/28
  • "Foxconn's Gou rolls with the punches" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9/28
  • "iOS 6: iPhone 4 & 4S Users Report Excessive Battery Drain" The Mac Observer 9/28
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Turret Commander For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9/29
  • "Alien Booth For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/29
  • "Leave Devil Alone For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/29
  • "Deal Alert: Apple 11.6" Dual-Core i5 MacBook Air MC968LL/A $759.99" Run Around Tech 9/29
  • "Woot! has 2011 Dual-Core i5 MacBook Air – New in box (Update: $749)" 9 to 5 Mac 9/29
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Prices Range From $70 To $400 -Best Selling -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 9/29
  • "Best Selling Mac Scanners -From $88 To $496 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 9/29
  • "Space Station: Frontier HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 9/28
  • "The Magician's Handbook: Cursed Valley HD (Full) For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 9/28
  • "Radballs For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9/28
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/28
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/28
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9/28
  • "Apple refurbs: 5 Macs $999 or less" MacNN 9/28
  • "Mac Software Deals: Photoshop Elements 11, $84; Photoshop Elements 10, $49" FairerPlatform 9/28

  • "iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S vs. iPhone 4" Gizmag 8:18 PM
  • "Speaker Volume Test: iPhone 2G vs. 3G vs. 3GS vs. 4 vs. 4S vs. 5 [Video] iClarified 1:10 PM
  • "Logitech UE Boombox And Mobile Boombox Review: Bluetooth Speakers With A Rich Sound" TechCrunch 4:17 PM
  • "Zorro Macsk review: Bring touchscreen capabilities to your iMac" Macworld UK 8:03 AM
  • "The Zooka Wireless Speaker Bar Turns Bad Audio Into Loud Noises!" TechCrunch 1:14 PM
  • "Review: Spigen SGP GLAS.t Screen Shield for iPhone 5" Run Around Tech 1:07 PM
  • "Canon ImageClass LBP6670dn review: fast printer, pricey toner" PCWorld 8:22 AM
  • "Hands on: Applydea Maglus stylus for iPad" Electronista 8:02 AM
  • "iPhone 5: My First Week/After spending a week with the Apple iPhone 5, I have a clear picture of what has improved, evolved, and gone sideways." InformationWeek 9/29
  • "A photographer's view of the iPhone 5" GigaOM 9/29
  • "CruxSkunk iPad Keyboard Exposes the Mirage of Kickstarter [Review] Mashable 9/29
  • "PowerSkin Battery Case for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 review" iMore 9/29
  • "Review: Speck PixelSkin HD case for iPhone 5" M.I.C. Gadget 9/29
  • "Review: Wahoo Blue HR Heart Rate Strap for iPhone 4S/5" iSource 9/29
  • "iPhone 5 vs. the VPI Traveler turntable: The iPhone 5 may be the star of the moment, but the VPI Traveler could stay in your life for decades." CNET News 9/29
  • "Magia Zip For IPad Has One Sticky Problem" MacNews 9/28
  • "GLAS.T iPhone 5 screen protector from Spigen SGP (Video Review)" Insanely Great Mac 9/28
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Car Facts for iPhone comprehensively manages car repairs, expenses, and more" 9 to 5 Mac 4:16 PM
  • "Final Fantasy for iOS vs. Final Fantasy for NES: Retro gaming shoot-out!" iMore 10:09 AM
  • "Shadow Spires Review" 148Apps 1:08 PM
  • "Pilot's Path Review" 148Apps 10:09 AM
  • "Cybergeddon Review" 148Apps 10:03 AM
  • "6 cool little features you didn't know iOS 6 had" VentureBeat 9/29
  • "Top Tier Alternatives To Apple Maps For iOS 6" Apple'n'Apps 9/29
  • "Don't Like Facebook? Then You'll Like Voicepic Even More" App Advice 9/29
  • "Flurry for Twitter for iPhone review" iMore 9/29
  • "9 home theater apps to improve your big screen with a small screen" Digital Trends 9/29
  • "Arrow Mania Review" 148Apps 9/29
  • "Little Conquest Review" 148Apps 9/29
  • "Project: Mayhem Review" 148Apps 9/29
  • "iOS 6 Maps vs. iOS 5 Maps vs. Location data shootout!" iMore 9/28
  • "Create Your Own Passbook Cards, Coupons, & Tickets" Apple Gazette 9/28
  • "Brewster: Merge iPhone Contacts With Facebook, Twitter, Gmail & Others" AddictiveTips 9/28
  • "Bad Piggies for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 9/28
  • "Bad Piggies review: Angry Birds follow-up bolts on complexity" Crave @ CNET 9/28
  • "Bad Piggies – Review: Feels like Angry Birds, but plays in a fresh new way" What's on iPhone 9/28
  • "Appidemic: GridBlock for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 9/28
  • "'Lunar Silver Star Story Touch' Review - The Classic RPG in Your Pocket" Touch Arcade 9/28
  • "'Infectonator' Review - Ending the World, One Zombie at a Time" Touch Arcade 9/28
  • "Score! Classic Goals for iPad and iPhone review" Macworld UK 9/28
  • "Carbonite Mobile Review" 148Apps 9/28
  • "Note Anytime Review: A free note taking and sketching app for the iPad that's packed with many features to give users creative flexibility." 148Apps 9/28
  • "Find the Way Review: Find the Way is a short maze game that pits players against a clock as they race to find a way out." 148Apps 9/28
  • "'Super Monsters Ate My Condo' Review and TA Plays - Not Just a Sequel, a SUPER Sequel" Touch Arcade 9/28
  • "How To Sync Google Contacts With Your iPhone" App Advice 2:57 PM
  • "Access iOS 6 Maps' 3D Functions and Turn-by-Turn Navigation on Older Apple Devices [How to Install] International Business Times 8:14 AM
  • "Secure browsing on iOS in Safari or iCab Mobile" TUAW 7:56 AM
  • "How to replace a cracked screen on an iPhone 5" iMore 7:56 AM
  • "Use Siri The Right Way On Your iPhone And iOS 6 [Feature] Cult of Mac 9/29
  • "A course on black and white iPhone photography" iDownload Blog 9/29
  • "How to Use the Panorama Camera to Take Amazing Panoramic Pictures with iPhone" OS X Daily 9/28
  • "How to Upgrade the RAM in Your MacBook Pro" Mactuts+ 9/28
  • "Use a Song as the Alarm Clock Sound on iPhone, iPad, and iPod" OS X Daily 4:17 PM
  • "How to Assign a Passcode with More than Four Digits to Secure Your iOS Device" The Mac Observer 9/29
  • "How to choose an Apple Maps alternative" USA Today 9/29
  • "Ask Maggie is back! Which iPhone 5 is right for you?" CNET News 9/29
  • "Here's a neat tip to help make sure you get your iPhone back should you ever lose it" The Next Web 9/29
  • "One possible solution to iPhone Wi-Fi problems" Mac OS X Hints 9/28
  • "Apple explains how to create home screen shortcuts to Google and Nokia maps on the web" iDownload Blog 9/28
  • "Q&A: Asking Siri — the Right Way" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/28
  • "How To Buy A Smartphone: Which Is Better, Android or iPhone?" ReadWriteWeb 9/28
  • "Apple's Map app error a path to lost customers" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 7:27 PM
  • "Motorola ad slating Apple Maps was misguided" Crave @ CNET 8:18 AM
  • "Old Maps vs. New Maps" Vore 9/29
  • "Tim Cook's apology shows that Apple cares, but still needs to fix problem" TUAW 9/29
  • "The Macalope Weekly: From bad to worse" Macworld 9/29
  • "NYT: iOS Maps another internet services blunder for Apple" AppleInsider 9/29
  • "MacOS KenDensed: iPhone 5's First Week & that Maps Thing" The Mac Observer 9/29
  • "Hate to Say 'I Told You So', Where by 'Hate' I Mean 'Draw Great Satisfaction From'" Daring Fireball 9/28
  • "Apple's genius Maps jiu-jitsu: the enemy of my enemy is my friend" VentureBeat 9/28
  • "Examining Maps in the Wake of Tim Cook's Apology" TidBITS 9/28
  • "Apple's Cook handling of 'mapgate' better than Jobs' 'antennagate'?"  Los Angeles Times 9/28
  • "What Apple can learn from the NFL fumble: You can't aggravate your customers. It's bad business."  Fortune 9/28
  • "Tim Cook's 'Mapology': No explanation of premature Maps launch" CNET News 9/28
  • "Did Apple's Apology Scare Off iPhone 5 Buyers?" CNBC 9/28
  • "Well Played On Maps, Apple. Your Move, Google." TechCrunch 9/28
  • "Apple Losing Its Sense of Direction" WSJ Blogs 9/28
  • "Leaders Apologize" Forbes 9/28
  • "Tim Cook open letter: We fell short with new Maps app; we are extremely sorry" MacDailyNews 9/28
  • "Tim Cook Just Made A Case To Make iPhones And iPads More Open"  Business Insider 9/28
  • "Apple CEO Cook Posts Letter Apologizing For Buggy Maps" Forbes 9/28
  • "CEO Tim Cook apologizes for 'falling short' on Apple Maps" GigaOM 9/28
  • "Apple apologizes for iOS 6 maps" BetaNews 9/28
  • "Tim Cook on Apple Maps: 'We Are Extremely Sorry'" AllThingsD 9/28
  • "Apple Apologizes For iOS 6 Maps" BYTE 9/28
  • "Tim Cook says Apple is 'extremely sorry' for Maps glitches, suggests alternatives" GeekWire 9/28
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook apologizes for iOS 6 Maps, promises improvements" Ars Technica 9/28
  • "Tim Cook's astounding Apple Maps apology: Use Bing Maps instead" Electricpig 9/28
  • "Tim Cook Apologizes for Apple Maps, Recommends Alternatives for Now" Techland 9/28
  • "Apple Admits Significant Mistakes In iOS 6 Maps Application" AppleBitch 9/28
  • "Tim Cook Apologizes For Apple Maps, Points To Competitive Alternatives" TechCrunch 9/28
  • "Regarding Passbook" iMore 9/28
  • "Apple has won the war. It's time for Apple to stop doing these five things stupidly." Beatweek Magazine 9/28
  • "Apple, Microsoft, Google, And The Nature Of Disruption" PixoBebo 9/28
Apple Op/Ed
  • "Is the iPhone 5 worth it?" Examiner 8:18 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 8:15 PM
  • "Amazing Apple Anecdote: How Steve Jobs Made Sure Nobody Cloned The Macintosh" MacTrast 7:33 PM
  • "Switched On: iOS 6 gets back from the app" Engadget 7:31 PM
  • "Scale Gives Jailbreakers Ability To Easily Share Tunes In Apple's Music App [JailbreakCon] Cult of Mac 4:16 PM
  • "A Jailbreaker's Perspective On Developing For The App Store Vs. Cydia [JailbreakCon] Cult of Mac 4:15 PM
  • "Can iPhone 5 survive a coffee spill?" BetaNews 1:13 PM
  • "That iPhone 5 appeal (or, confessions of a swayed Galaxy S III owner)"  SlashGear 9/29
  • "18 People Who Already Somehow Broke Their iPhone 5" Gizmodo 9/29
  • "Steve Jobs' Most Important Products" [Slideshow] Forbes 9/29
  • "Out of date apps litter the App Store: why isn't Apple doing more?" TechRadar UK 9/29
  • "Why smart consumers make dumb decisions on smartphones" Digital Trends 9/29
  • "Passbook Gets Explanatory Paragraph, Still Seems Silly" Cult of Mac 9/28
  • "iPhone 5 'Problems' Explained" Wired 9/28
  • "The Android camp is enforcing only one patent injunction against Apple (and none against Microsoft)" Foss Patents 9/28
  • "Solving iOS 6 Battery Drain Problems" TidBITS 9/28
  • "'Think Different': The Ad Campaign that Restored Apple's Reputation" Low End Mac 9/28
  • "Exit the mouse, enter the touch pad: Will your mouse be replaced by a standalone touch pad? Apple, HP, and others are betting on it." CNET Reviews 9/28
  • "Where will the smaller iPads fit into Apple's price list?" Alex4D 9/28
  • "Our iPhones Are Depleting the Earth's Resources [Infographic] Mashable 9/28
  • "The Macalope Daily: A match made in Heaven" Macworld [Insider Content] 9/28
  • "Greg's Bite: Is Apple A Patent Bully?" MacNews 9/28
  • "Apple: Is the tech giant losing its way?" MarketWatch 9/28
  • "Apple, Samsung Still Locked in Legal Battles" Apple Gazette 9/28
  • "Opinion: Did I Miss The Memo From Apple Making Us All Beta Testers?" App Advice 9/28
  • "A song for Apple's Maps app" Fortune 7:26 PM
  • "Cartoonists poke fun at Apple's map program" NBC News 9/29
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Soon-To-Be-Acquired BlueSprig's AirCover Family Locator Is An App That Lets You Track Those Close To You" TechCrunch 9:46 PM
  • "Bridge For iOS Is A Powerful Media App Which Lets You Transfer Songs And Videos Without iTunes" Redmond Pie 8:26 PM
  • "Get Native Google Maps On iOS 6 / iPhone 5 With Detailed Maps, Directions And More Using Maps+" Redmond Pie 4:18 PM
  • "Where To? will make you feel better about Apple Maps" TUAW 4:17 PM
  • "Earthquake by American Red Cross tops iOS Apps of the Week" Appolicious 1:08 PM
  • "Explore The Vast Universe Of iOS Apps With Hubbl" App Advice 1:08 PM
  • "ColorStrokes For iPhone Is The Best Selective Coloring App On iOS" Redmond Pie 1:07 PM
  • "Just Posted On Index Card's Corkboard Of Features: Password Protection, Presentation Mode And More" App Advice 8:10 AM
  • "Technology, art and humor come together: Hotel Transylvania BooClips app" prMac 10:09 AM
  • "The iPad Gets More Addicting with Mooniz HD" prMac 8:08 AM
  • "Kdan Mobile Launches All-in-One App Toolkit 2 for iPhone Users" prMac 8:08 AM
  • "Get reminders and change your password from iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "A Clockwork Orange to scare you all over again: The iPad app of Anthony Burgess's novel is a spectacular winner" The Guardian 8:06 AM
  • "Emblem Brings OS X Mountain Lion Style Banner Notifications To iPad" Redmond Pie 9/29
  • "Emblem Reinvents Push Notifications On The iPad [JailbreakCon] Cult of Mac 9/29
  • "Emblem brings OS X inspired notifications to the iPad" iDownload Blog 9/29
  • "Facebook Messenger gets chatty with iPhone 5" CNET News 9/29
  • "Modbook Pro to launch with SSD storage, up for pre-order October 3rd" Engadget 9/29
  • "Download the new issue of the TNW iPad magazine: the future of mobile edition" The Next Web 9/29
  • "Digg For iOS Digs Up Universal Support Plus Reading Sync" App Advice 9/29
  • "Gmail app optimised for iPhone 5's 4-inch screen" Crave @ CNET 9/29
  • "Cinefy - An Amazing Mobile Special FX Studio Is Released" prMac 9/29
  • "SketchUp + 5.0 Released - A real Art Experience for iOS" prMac 9/29
  • "FastTrack Navigator for iPhone takes your where no Apple map will go" prMac 9/29
  • "Neon Wallpaper Creator 5.0 Released - 640*1136 Enhanced for iPhone 5" prMac 9/29
  • "MyBirthday Calendar 1.0 for iOS: Simple Management of Birthday Alerts" prMac 9/29
  • "MusicTV Scans Device's Music Library and Plays Matching YouTube Videos" prMac 9/29
  • "Let Your Trigger Finger Do the Talking in High Noon Jonny for iOS" prMac 9/29
  • "Kalah in Africa 1.0 for iOS - Count and Capture Game for 2 Players" prMac 9/29
  • "JIVO Announces New, Customizable iPhone 5 Photo Case for Order Online" prMac 9/29
  • "iWorldApps Proudly Presents Practice Mathematics 2" prMac 9/29
  • "Hang Out and Interact with Goofy Animal Friends with iHomies for iOS" prMac 9/29
  • "Cryptic Kingdoms - Adventure into Ancient Worlds for iOS and Android" prMac 9/29
  • "Awesome App Lab releases Signature Scanner Pro - Security Prank for iOS" prMac 9/29
  • "Assault Mission - Defend a Castle is now free for limited time" prMac 9/29
  • "Scape, Brian Eno's new ambient music creation app is now available on the iPad (video)" Engadget 9/29
  • "How To Get The Color-Changing iOS 6 Status Bar In iOS 5" AddictiveTips 9/29
  • "Facebook Messenger for iOS updated with new user interface" It's All Tech 9/29
  • "Livestream of JailbreakCon Starts Tomorrow at 9:00 AM PST" iClarified 9/29
  • "MacTech Conference 2012 Adds Hollywood Flair" TidBITS 9/28
  • "Gmail iOS app now optimized for iPhone 5's 4-inch Retina display" The Verge 9/28
  • "Manfrotto Enters iPhone Camera Fray With Klyp Lighting Case" Cult of Mac 9/28
  • "Live Street View Goes Full-Screen On iPad" Cult of Mac 9/28
  • "Socialize's New Ad Platform Turns Passbook Passes Into Mobile Ads" TechCrunch 9/28
  • "Must Have Apps to Turn You into a Professional Chef" PadGadget 9/28
  • "This Gold-plated iPhone 5 will run you $4,300 [Video] 9 to 5 Mac 9/28
  • "Madefire's Digital Comics Come to the iPhone" Techland 9/28
  • "Where To? 5.2: Beyond iOS 6 Maps" FutureTap 9/28
  • "CS Odessa Released the SWOT Analysis Solution for ConceptDraw PRO" prMac 9/28
  • "My Eyes Only Pro App Sponsors Feed the Children" prMac 9/28
  • "Envelope - an original mind game for iPad" prMac 9/28
  • "Free iPad Game Toyzilla: Get a Good Thrashing and Return the Favor" prMac 9/28
  • "Five4Now 1.0 for iOS - Insider's Guide to the Best of the Best" prMac 9/28
  • "TransitMap Brings Back Public Transit Directions to iOS 6" prMac 9/28
  • "Pirates The BookGame 1.0 for iOS: Perfect Mix Between a Book and a Game" prMac 9/28
  • "The first iPhone app guide to New York City's High Line Park" prMac 9/28
  • "OpenGL ES 2.0 Development on iOS With Syntax Highlighting and More" prMac 9/28
  • "New Stylish Makeup and Dressup Game For Girls For iPhone/iPad" prMac 9/28
  • "How many times have you asked yourself Did I Click?" prMac 9/28
  • "Horizon Touch 1.0 Personal Financial Analysis System Released for iPad" prMac 9/28
  • "Cap 'n' Frame - A Hilarious Free Photography app now Available on iOS" prMac 9/28
  • "Button Board iPad Game Makes Learning Colours Fun for Preschoolers" prMac 9/28
  • "Bobbl-Emoji 2.0 Free for iOS - Messenger Featuring Creative Bobble Heads" prMac 9/28
  • "Bit of Exercise - A New GPS Exercise App for iPhone Reaches App Store" prMac 9/28
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's last Window of hope" The Hindu 8:26 AM
  • "World's biggest IT players forced to face inquiry: Computer giants Apple and Microsoft face becoming the first companies to be forced to appear before a federal parliamentary inquiry with MPs pushing to subpoena the technology behemoths next week." Melbourne Age 8:27 AM
  • "Court clears Microsoft in Motorola injunction case" Crave @ CNET 8:18 AM
  • "Google can't enforce German Microsoft injunction: ruling" Reuters 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft: 'To fill 6,000 jobs, we'll pay $10K per visa'" The Register 8:29 AM
  • "Windows 8 bugs plaguing Microsoft, Intel CEO said to tell staff" Bloomberg News 8:27 AM
  • "Intel gears up for launch of new convertible ultrabook: Intel will introduce a new type of ultrabook which can be flip between extra slim laptop format and a tablet." Telegraph 8:02 AM
  • "AMD deal brings 500,000 Android apps to Windows 8" Crave @ CNET 10:04 AM
  • "AMD quietly adds C-70 chip to its low-power lineup" Liliputing 8:36 AM
  • "HP introduces ProLiant Gen8 servers: Cloud migration made smoother, says hardware specialist" ITP Technology 8:35 AM
  • "At 68, Oracle's flamboyant, multibillionaire CEO Larry Ellison still going strong" Contra Costa Times 8:33 AM
  • "Computer users, beware: Hijackers are just a call away" Buffalo News 8:27 AM
  • "Google loses appeal, continues to be barred from enforcing German injunction against Microsoft" Foss Patents 9/29
  • "Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook: Please, Will The Regulators Stop Worrying About Monopolies?" Forbes 9/29
  • "Microsoft sued over Kinect technology" PanArmenian 9/29
  • "Meg Whitman's Toughest Campaign: Retooling H.P." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/29
  • "HP takes Open webOS 1.0 live, shows it supersized on a TouchSmart (video)" Engadget 9/29
  • "Low Expectations Make HP A Buy Before Analyst Day" Seeking Alpha 9/29
  • "Oracle Looks to Conquer the Cloud as OpenWorld Conference Gets Underway" AllThingsD 9/29
  • "Oracle Plans to Unveil first New Flagship Database Program in 5 Years" eStocksDaily [Free Registration Required] 9/29
  • "Intel's Windows 8 tablet marketing gimmick" VR-Zone 9/29
  • "A Bevy of Tablets Take Intel's Clover Trail" TechNewsWorld 9/29
  • "Intel, OEMs unveil first wave of Ultrabook Convertible designs" tech2 9/29
  • "Leading IT Market Research and Advisory Firm Ranks IBM Number One in Application Management Services Market Share for Third Consecutive Year" Sacramento Bee 9/29
  • "Buffett, IBM vie for ResCap: Big Blue appears as though it will be giving Warren Buffett a run for his money in the $2.4 billion auction of the mortgage-servicing portfolio of bankrupt ResCap, The Post has learned." New York Post 9/29
  • "Ottawa Development Centre Eases Fears That ISPs Won't be Able to Keep up with Bandwidth Demands" TechVibes 9/29
  • "AMD launches app store, emulator for Android" tech2 9/29
  • "Did a Computer Bug Help Deep Blue Beat Kasparov?" Wired 9/29
  • "Computer glitch may have led to Deep Blue's historic win over chess champ Kasparov" The Verge 9/29
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Five Reasons Apple Should Split Its Stock and Four Reasons Not To" Forbes 8:24 PM
  • "Buy Apple's Current Dip To Ride Its Likely Rise To $800" Seeking Alpha 9/29
  • "How Apple's IPhone 5 Launch Saved Netflix's Dwindling Earnings" GuruFocus 9/29
  • "Short Apple: The greatest trade ever?" MarketWatch 9/28
  • "There I Said It: Buy Google, Microsoft Over Apple" The Motley Fool 9/28
Industry News
  • "Stocks end strong quarter on a weak note" CNNMoney 9/28
  • "Stocks Close Quarter With Rocky Session" TheStreet 9/28
  • "Stock Futures Pull Back after Rally" FOXBusiness 9/28
  • "Stocks Close on Low Note: Stocks capped their biggest monthly advance since June with a whimper, amid concerns about a review of Spain's credit rating and uninspiring readings on U.S. wage gains and manufacturing." [Paid Membership Required] 9/28
  • "Stocks: Spain in focus" CNNMoney 9/28
  • "Asia Markets: China stocks lead Asia before holiday; Tokyo drops/Most indexes gain this quarter, but Shanghai Composite, Nikkei drop" MarketWatch 9/28
  • "Europe Markets: Spain leads Europe stocks lower; banks off/Spanish stocks erased gains and led European stock markets lower on Friday, as investors got concerned Spain won't ask for a bailout on the back of a 2013 budget deemed unrealistic by analysts." MarketWatch 9/28
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9/28
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9/28
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 9/28
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/ Shares of some top computer companies were mixed at the close of trading" CBS News 9/28

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