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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, October 1, 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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  • "Judge dissolves U.S. ban on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1: U.S. District Court judge removes a three-month old sales ban of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S. following a jury decision last month."  CNET News 9:13 PM
  • "Samsung gets Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban lifted, files infringement contentions against iPhone 5" Foss Patents 9:38 PM
  • "Judge Koh dissolves sales ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1" The Verge 9:18 PM
  • "Judge dissolves injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1" AppleInsider 9:26 PM
  • "Apple Warranty Ads Should Be Examined in EU, Reding Says"  Bloomberg 7:39 AM
  • "Euro bigwig turns heat on 'unacceptable' Apple warranties" Channel Register 7:41 AM
  • "Apple faces scrutiny over product warranties" BBC 9:36 AM
  • "Apple's warranty ads should be investigated, EU says" CNET News 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Could Face Scrutiny Over Standard Warranty Duration On Products In The EU" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "Is Apple Spending More Time on Litigation Than Innovation?"  Forbes 7:37 AM
  • "Hey, Apple: Mapping Takes More Work than You Think/Apple's apology suggests it may underestimate how much effort is needed to build a great map app."  Technology Review 7:50 AM
  • "Bad Math: Apple's Map Issue Is Not A '$30 Billion Fiasco'" Forbes 5:07 PM
  • "Apple's $30bn maps mistake: Tim Cook's delayed apology over the maps fiasco tells us a lot about the company's attitude and management" The Guardian 8:23 AM
  • "Apple's Map Mess Won't Slow iPhone Sales"  AllThingsD 7:37 AM
  • "Ameranth Sues Apple over their new Passbook Ticketing System" Patently Apple 10:30 AM
  • "Apple slapped with patent lawsuit over iOS 6 Passbook app" The Register 7:58 PM
  • "Q4 FY12 Earnings Release: Apple plans to conduct a conference call to discuss financial results of its fourth fiscal quarter on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET." Apple Investor Relations 5:42 PM
  • "Apple Sends iTunes Customers on One Infinite Loop" AllThingsD 7:39 AM
  • "iPhoto for Mac about to get much needed bug fixes" 9 to 5 Mac 10:31 AM
  • "No, You're Not Getting 25GB Free iCloud Storage Until 2050" Gizmodo 8:31 AM
  • "Former MobileMe subscribers getting free 20GB iCloud storage until 2050" Ars Technica 11:21 AM
  • "Former MobileMe Users Find Free 20GB iCloud Storage Extended Until 2050" Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
  • "Apple's Ping officially closes, disappears from within iTunes" CNET News 2:49 PM
  • "Desktop Top Operating System Share Trend" [Mac OS rises to 7.16%, Windows falls slightly] NetMarketshare 7:23 AM
  • "Desktop Top Browser Share Trend" [Safari rises to 5.26% in September, Chrome falls, IE and Firefox rise slightly] NetMarketshare 7:22 AM
  • "iPhoto 9.4.1: Addresses iOS sync reliability, unexpected quit issues" FairerPlatform 5:06 PM
  • "The hidden powers of Mountain Lion's Preview" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "Review: Dragon Dictate 3 for Mac delivers reliable dictation" TUAW 8:23 AM
  • "Aquafadas MotionComposer Flash/HTML5 animation software (review)" IT.Enquirer 10:12 AM
  • "iBank 4.6 review: Access accounts, reports, budgets with iBank accounting software" Macworld UK 8:20 AM
  • "CCleaner review: Seasoned PC maintenance tool CCleaner debuts on the Mac - and it's shaping up pretty well." Macworld UK 8:19 AM
  • "GMX-PhotoPainter Review" Mac|Life 10:33 AM
  • "Little Snitch 3 Network Monitor" Macdrifter 9:36 AM
  • "MacMost Now 768: Merge PDF Documents With Preview" MacMost 10:34 AM
  • "Command Line Work: New Users and Terminal (8) --File Commands and More" eXtensions 8:39 AM
  • "Fix Save As Yet Again With OS X Mountain Lion [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:25 AM
  • "How to Create an Awesome Diagnostic Drive for Your Mac" Mactuts+ 8:30 AM
  • "New options for viewing PDFs in Mountain Lion's Preview" ZDNet 9:36 AM
  • "How To Get Free Music Into iTunes With A Free YouTube to MP3 Extraction Converter App" McSolo 7:27 AM
  • "How Your Mac Can Delete All Those Old Email Messages From Your Email Server And Do It For Free" Mac 360 7:27 AM
  • "Finally, A Better Way To Archive Files And Folders On Your Mac (and peak inside)" BohemianBoomer 7:27 AM
  • "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of A Mac App That Turns Photos Into Movies" Mac 360 7:27 AM
  • "A Simple And Cheap Way To Pimp Your Mac's Screen With Custom Desktop Wallpaper" TeraTalks 7:27 AM
  • "Free: A Mac App That Makes It Drop Dead Easy To Add, Remove, Or Change File Name Extensions" NoodleMac 7:27 AM
  • "The Perfect Mac Gift App For Students Manages Tasks, Assignments, And Syncs To iPhone" Mac 360 7:27 AM
  • "R.I.P. iTunes Ping 2010-2012: We're asking Ars readers to riff on amusing Ping headlines." Ars Technica 5:20 PM
  • "So Long To Apple's Music Social Network: Ping, We Hardly Knew Ye" TechCrunch 2:35 PM
  • "Apple's iCloud may struggle after dropping free storage by 75 percent" Digital Trends 9:07 AM
  • "Waiting on Final Cut Pro X: The next FCPX feature update in October?" FCPXtv 7:28 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook thanks employees for an 'incredibly successful' 2012, Thanksgiving vacation to be extended" 9 to 5 Mac 2:49 PM
  • "Apple and Virgin Mobile USA Planning to Launch iPhone 5, But Timeframe Unknown" MacRumors 7:57 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 said to be coming to Virgin Mobile: Sprint's prepaid unit is one of the few that doesn't yet carry the iPhone 5, but that could change. Word on the street is that the company will soon be offering Apple's newest smartphone." CNET News 7:58 PM
  • "The iPhone 5 Will Cost You at Least $1,800 [Infographic] Mashable 8:21 PM
  • "DSD advises iOS 6 update despite incomplete evaluation" ZDNet 9:26 PM
  • "Indian Sourcing Rules Could Nix Apple Stores" WSJ Blogs 8:02 AM
  • "Apple plans to set up its own stores in India if Govt eases local sourcing norms" The Economic Times 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's Reported Indian Retail Store Plans Run Up Against Local Sourcing Roadblock" TechCrunch 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's India plans have bureaucratic hurdles" ZDNet 9:35 AM
  • "Apple's 'Pandora Killer' Halted By Licensing Complications With Sony/ATV" Hypebot 2:29 PM
  • "Pew: Half of US adults own tablet or smartphone, 1 third get news there once a week" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 7:52 AM
  • "Yes, Apple's Chomp Has Bitten the Dust" AllThingsD 5:45 PM
  • "Apple shuts down Chomp web site and iOS app" iDownload Blog 5:19 PM
  • "Bogus Apple Store discount card offer attempts to steal users' identities" Sophos 3:23 PM
  • "Taiwan minister catches flak for iPhone 5 posting" CNET News 8:03 AM
  • "Taiwan minister rebuked for promoting iPhone 5 instead of HTC alternatives" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "Former Apple CEO discusses the genesis of ARM mobile processors that now power the world's mobile devices [Video] 9 to 5 Mac 8:53 AM
  • "Currys and PC World Launch Trade for Cash Scheme for Apple Computers" The Next Web 8:00 AM
  • "Steve Jobs waxwork figure revealed at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong (Video)" Pocket-lint 8:56 AM
  • "Steve Jobs resurfaces in Hong Kong: Thanks to near-$200K effort by Madame Tussaud's crew" The Register 3:23 PM
  • " and Simon Cowell seek Apple-like tech talents" Computerworld 9:05 AM
  • "Former American Idol Judge Simon Cowell Is Hunting For The Next Steve Jobs" Business Insider 8:31 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Passes Microsoft in Market Cap, #2 in Tech Behind Apple" The Mac Observer 7:23 PM
  • "The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 7" ["iPhone 5 - 70:00"; Purple Haze on the iPhone 5 - 01:28:00] AnandTech 2:55 PM
  • "Ask Steve Wozniak Anything" Slashdot 2:27 PM
  • "Deleting Music app tracks under iOS 6" Macworld 8:30 AM
  • "Apple TV, iPhone scratches, and thoughts on the iPhone 5 + Brian Visits (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 8:00 AM
  • "We're back and we found some tips and tricks for iOS 6." The MT Show 7:28 AM
  • "Rumor: iPad mini invitations set to be mailed out Oct. 10" Fortune 11:57 AM
  • "Report: iPad Mini Press Event Invitations Going Out October 10" TechCrunch 11:58 AM
  • "iPad Mini Launch Event Coming Oct. 17 [Report] Mashable 2:31 PM
  • "After iPhone 5 fever, iPad mini likely to be announced soon" Los Angeles Times 9:27 PM
  • "Rumor: Invitations For iPad Mini Launch Event To Be Issued October 10" AppleBitch 2:33 PM
  • "iPad mini Launch Event Coming October 17" Tapscape 2:21 PM
  • "Report: iPad mini event invites on Oct. 10?" iLounge 2:26 PM
  • "'iPad Mini' Production Reportedly Underway in Brazil" MacRumors 2:44 PM
  • "Rumor: 'iPad mini' production now underway in Brazil" AppleInsider 2:45 PM
  • "'iPad mini' mockup compared to Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD" AppleInsider 2:27 PM
  • "Watch Out For '200 New Features' On The iPad Mini" Forbes 7:38 AM
  • "Barclays Bank Forecasts 9 Million iPad mini units for 2012" Patently Apple 10:42 AM
  • "Analyst: iPad mini production may reach 10M units in Q4" Electronista 2:48 PM
  • "Analyst: iPad mini production could reach 10M units in Q4" PadGadget 2:47 PM
  • "Apple seen as 'unlikely' to introduce new, inexpensive iPhone model" AppleInsider 8:31 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 sales: Sprint only carrier with stock remaining" BGR 8:53 AM
  • "Sharp can't make iPhone 5 screen fast enough, caused supply issues: Reports claim that Sharp is to blame for iPhone 5 shortages" Macworld UK 8:07 AM
  • "Sharp's output of iPhone 5 screens now at 'adequate volumes" Edible Apple 9:44 AM
  • "Verizon Says Customers Won't Be Charged For Data Leaks" redOrbit 9:25 PM
  • "iPhone 5 (Verizon): About carrier settings update 13.1" Apple Support 2:42 PM
  • "iPhone 5 carrier data leak bug might not be Verizon only" 9 to 5 Mac 12:20 PM
  • "iPhone 5 data bug may be whacking AT&T customers as well" BGR 2:27 PM
  • "IPhone 5 WiFi bug leads to giant cellular data overages" CNNMoney 10:07 AM
  • "Verizon iPhone 5 update fixes mobile data use on WiFi bug" Engadget 8:12 AM
  • "Apple new Maps app hints company could extend service to Mac, PC browsers" AppleInsider 10:31 AM
  • "Apple no longer touts Maps app as 'most powerful'" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:22 AM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Top Operating System Share Trend" [iOS falls to 63.48%, Android and Java ME rise] NetMarketshare 7:25 AM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Top Browser Share Trend" [Safari mobile share falls to 64.01% from 66% in August, Android and Opera browsers see rise] NetMarketshare 7:24 AM
  • "Is Apple clamping down on third-party app promotion services?" PocketGamer 11:36 AM
  • "New clause in Apple's Terms & Conditions could kill app promotion apps market" 9 to 5 Mac 8:22 AM
  • "Apple kills cross-promotions to protect the legitimacy of App Store charts?" iDownload Blog 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Acknowledges iPhone 5 Camera Problem, Says You're Holding It Wrong"  Gizmodo 2:32 PM
  • "Apple says iPhone 5 purple camera halo is totally normal" CNET News 5:44 PM
  • "Does Your iPhone 5 Have This Crazy Camera Fault?" Forbes 7:51 AM
  • "Widespread iTunes and App Store Terms and Conditions Bug Preventing New Purchases and Downloads [Update: Resolved] MacRumors 8:11 AM
  • "iPhone 6: Apple patent application hints at gesture-controlled camera" Electricpig 8:16 AM
  • "Merging Apple IDs still not possible. Now what?" TUAW 8:30 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "ElectroTrains For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:59 AM
  • "Tiny Troopers For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:59 AM
  • "Goal Defense For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:59 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -17 Inch Models -$995 To $2,288 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:29 AM
  • "Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -21.5 Inch -$651 to $1,699 -Best Prices, Reviews, AndInformation" MacReviewZone 7:28 AM
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Prices $569 To $999 -The Best Mac mini Prices, Reviews AndInformation" MacReviewZone 7:29 AM
  • "MacConnection: New-in-box 2011 MacBook Air from $749" FairerPlatform 7:55 AM

  • "Review: Apple iPhone 5/There's a nerdy joke that goes, 'How do you know if someone has an iPhone? Don't worry, they'll tell you.'" New Zealand PCWorld 9:25 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 Review" YugaTech 8:10 AM
  • "Great iPhone 4S vs. iPhone 5 comparison video" 9 to 5 Mac 8:22 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Crushes Samsung Galaxy S3 in Crash Tests" BYTE 8:20 AM
  • "Bulletproof iPhone Case STOPS 50cal Bullet! [Video] FunkySpaceMonkey 11:57 AM
  • "The Lunatik Taktik Case Arms Your iPhone For Danger With Rugged Style" TechCrunch 2:35 PM
  • "Incipio Fixie iPad Stand Review" Mac|Life 2:32 PM
  • "Hands On: FreedomPop Modems, iPhone and iPod Sleeves" PC Magazine 10:32 AM
  • "Musician's Corner: Hands-On Review Of Logitech UE Mobile Boombox" App Advice 5:47 PM
  • "Soundfreaq Clock Dock Rocks Enormous Sound With a Small Footprint [Review] Mashable 8:31 AM
  • "Minecraft review: Block by block world building for your Mac with a open ended game that defies easy description." Macworld UK 8:19 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "With Apple's Maps Misstep, Other Nav Apps Get Their Turn" AllThingsD 8:25 AM
  • "TV Guide app impressive, but could be more" USA Today 8:56 AM
  • "App Spotlight: Sign documents on the go with HelloSign" Macworld 9:16 PM
  • "Product Review: Wahoo Fitness Run/Gym Pack for iPhone" Wired 8:15 AM
  • "Hubbl, The App Discovery Service From Disrupt Finalist Hmmm, Goes Live On iOS And Android" TechCrunch 10:34 AM
  • "5 Top Beer Apps for Oktoberfest" TheStreet 9:19 AM
  • "Flashlight+ Updated for iPhone 5 and is the Fastest" Best App Site 9:30 AM
  • "Appidemic: Demons' Score for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 10:09 AM
  • "Street Fighter X Tekken Mobile Review" Mac|Life 2:28 PM
  • "'Dead Stop' Review - The Zombie Invasion Goes Tower Defense" Touch Arcade 5:45 PM
  • "Crossroad Defenders iPhone Game Review" Tapscape 8:14 AM
  • "Gibbets 2 iPhone Game Review" Tapscape 8:14 AM
  • "Cinefy – Special FX Studio Review" 148Apps 5:21 PM
  • "Voice Texting Pro Review" 148Apps 2:27 PM
  • "Weather 2x Review" 148Apps 5:12 PM
  • "Implode 3D Review" 148Apps 2:32 PM
  • "Pucky Birdy Review" 148Apps 10:32 AM
  • "Twang The Fox Review" 148Apps 8:54 AM
  • "Dark Ninja Review" 148Apps 9:36 AM
  • "How to Lock the iPad to a Single App for Kid Mode" GottaBeMobile 2:59 PM
  • "Wireless speakers and the iPhone 5 and new iPod nano" iLounge 5:20 PM
  • "Shared Photo Stream Makes Photo Stream Usable" MacNews Blog 2:21 PM
  • "Set Up Multiple Signatures In iOS 6 The Right Way [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 8:25 AM
  • "Quick iOS Tip: Switch Panorama Direction in iOS 6" iSource 12:31 PM
  • "Breaking down the App Store's new layout" TUAW 8:22 PM
  • "Dissecting The iOS 6 App Store" MacStories 8:22 PM
  • "While Apple Apologizes, Google Maps the Ocean Floor: As its rival flounders, Google is rapidly improving its mapping tech." Technology Review 8:20 PM
  • "Apple Bug Watch: Maps, Wi-Fi, Music, Applications" [Video Report] Bloomberg 7:27 PM
  • "Who Is to Blame for Apple's Failed Map Software?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 7:26 PM
  • "Daring Fireball: Snappli and Claims of iOS Maps App Usage Plummeting" Daring Fireball 6:23 PM
  • "Apple apologizes for maps" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 5:21 PM
  • "Steve Wozniak takes more shots at Apple and its closed philosophy" BGR 3:50 PM
  • "iPhone users defend iOS 6 Maps, wonder aloud what the supposed problem is." Beatweek Magazine 3:48 PM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Motivations" Macworld [Insider Content] 3:24 PM
  • "Tim Cook's Unapologetic Maps Apology Is Oddly Familiar: Response to Maps snafu has some trademark smarm attached" InvestorPlace 2:45 PM
  • "Jackass of the Week: Peter Cohan/Peter Cohan, writing for Forbes, questions whether Tim Cook is capable of leading Apple" Daring Fireball 2:45 PM
  • "After $30 Billion Mistake, Can Tim Cook Manage Apple?" Forbes 2:44 PM
  • "Will Apple Maps keep you from buying iPhone 5?" BetaNews 2:32 PM
  • "Dear Apple, Please Re-Release the Old Google Maps for iOS 6" Mashable 2:31 PM
  • "Tim Cook's Maps apology letter: The good, bad & ugly" Inc. 2:29 PM
  • "Is Tim Cook's Goose Cooked? Critics are blaming Cook for the flaws of iOS 6 Maps, but he's had a target on his back from day one." PC Magazine 2:22 PM
  • "Scott Forstall and Maps, Siri issues" TUAW 12:57 PM
  • "Opinion: One Mostly Good Week With The iPhone 5" App Advice 12:56 PM
  • "That Apple Reputation Problem - Did It Just Get Even Bigger?" Forbes 12:31 PM
  • "Did Apple actually win 'Mapgate'?" The Week 12:20 PM
  • "The Northern Spy: The Pros And The Cats" MacNews 9:04 AM
  • "Why So Many Articles About Apple: And What Does That Tell Us About Newspapers?" Forbes 8:54 AM
  • "For Most Businesses, The iPhone Doesn't Matter" Forbes 8:54 AM
  • "Improving Apple's Maps Program Isn't As Simple As Convincing Customers To Use It" App Advice 8:53 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 6 Maps Mess in Pictures" CIO 8:33 AM
  • "Apple's maps: Apple's maps problem isn't about software or design. It's about data." O'Reilly Radar 8:30 AM
  • "Tim Cook's Maps apology: Is this the dawn of a more likeable Apple?"  Electricpig 8:30 AM
  • "Preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be reviewed" Edible Apple 8:24 AM
  • "Personal Preference is Personal Preference" Your Mac Life 12:55 PM
  • "I Chose the iPhone, You Chose an Android Phone — So What?" Techland 8:23 AM
  • "Apple's exacting standards cause headaches for suppliers" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "Apple said to have no quick fix for Maps dilemma" BGR 8:12 AM
  • "Tim Cook Apologizes For Losing The Plot On Maps" Fast Company 7:49 AM
  • "If Steve Jobs Were Alive, He Would Fire Tim Cook" TheStreet 7:37 AM
  • "Off With His Head? Or, A Round Of Applause For The Apple Exec In Charge Of Siri And Maps?" PixoBebo 7:27 AM
  • "Clothing may be optional but bufferbloat isn't" I, Cringely 5:47 PM
  • "Siri Will Give You Her Snarky Opinion When You Ask About Robot Movies [Image] Cult of Mac 2:27 PM
  • "Tim Cook goes on apology binge" Scoopertino 7:27 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Kiip Is The Perfect Company To Show Off The Potential Of Apple Passbook. Here's What It Looks Like." TechCrunch 8:16 PM
  • "Jorno Kickstarter project aims to put a folding Bluetooth keyboard in your pocket" TUAW 5:24 PM
  • "The OS X Running Modbook Pro Tablet Will Be Available For Pre-Order On October 3rd" Redmond Pie 5:17 PM
  • "App Map For iOS Lets You See What Apps Are Popular In Your Area" TechCrunch 3:00 PM
  • "Gameloft Drops a Huge Bombshell; First Legit Controller for iOS, the Duo Gamer Coming This Week" 148Apps 2:26 PM
  • "These iFeet Slippers Are The Gift For Perfect Every Apple Fanboy [Image] Cult of Mac 11:21 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Reviews: Consumers Rate Speed, Battery Life, Maps and More" PRNewswire 8:52 AM
  • "Bare Reef updates World Pulse for iOS6" PRWeb 8:39 AM
  • "The Daily Planet for iPhone Adds Readability" PRWeb 8:39 AM
  • "Google's Popular Photo Editor, Snapseed Is Not Playing Nice With iOS 6" App Advice 8:14 AM
  • "Harvard Professor's YouTube Lectures Upgraded on IPad" Bloomberg 8:05 AM
  • "Netflix 'Just For Kids' Now Available On iPad" PRNewswire 8:52 AM
  • "Netflix Brings 'Just For Kids' UI To The iPad" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "Netflix 'Just For Kids' Now Available On iPad" The Next Web 8:00 AM
  • "Graphing Library Updated For iPhone 5" VVI 7:56 AM
  • "New HDMI Version of Matrox DS1 Thunderbolt Docking Station for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Announced" MacPrices 7:55 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of October 1: Christopher Breen, Fujitsu, GPS Apps and More" The MUG Center 7:54 AM
  • "New iOS Game - Domino Effect" prMac 12:56 PM
  • "ChatTime Application Now Fully iPhone 5 and iOS 6 Compatible" prMac 10:09 AM
  • "Armed Heroes Free 3D action MMORPG Getting release on the App Store soon" prMac 10:08 AM
  • "Shopkick partners with Scandit to boost consumer engagement" prMac 8:31 AM
  • "Forever Lost - A classically modern adventure game for iOS released" prMac 8:31 AM
  • "Custom App Ventures Releases Ultimate Party App for iOS Devices" prMac 8:31 AM
  • "Another Way 2Play announces Air Jet Basketball on iOS" prMac 7:52 AM
  • "Math Swipe Jr. - New Educational/Game App Released" prMac 7:52 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Ultrabook sales forecast slashed in half for 2012" CNNMoney 4:05 PM
  • "Microsoft's long-term Windows 8 app strategy may backfire, say analysts: CEO Steve Ballmer courts developers just a month from launch" Computerworld 7:38 AM
  • "Early users of Windows 8 prefer Windows 7" TG Daily 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft faces $7 billion fine by EU" Infosecurity 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Unveils Touch-Sensitive Redesign of MSN" ABCNews 10:50 AM
  • "Xbox 360 sees no ban in Germany" UberGizmo 8:44 AM
  • "Windows 7 ups lead over XP as top OS: The current flavor of Windows continues to outpace XP after winning the top spot last month, according to the latest Stats from Net Applications." CNET News 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft working on self-branded Windows Phone 8 device?" WPSuperfanboy 8:45 AM
  • "Sony: We are still considering Windows RT, but optimum timing is also key" Engadget 7:37 AM
  • "Intel Software Snag Said to Hamper Windows Apple Response" Bloomberg 7:59 AM
  • "Intel gears up for launch of new convertible ultrabook" Independent 7:35 AM
  • "Intel Wants You To Fall In Love With Tech (Again)" Fast Company 8:43 AM
  • "Intel - How 22nm Yield Changes The Industry" Seeking Alpha 5:20 PM
  • "HP's ElitePad 900 wants to bring Windows 8 to your business: Cases and docking stations proVide ample expansion and connectivity options." Ars Technica 8:38 AM
  • "HP aims for business users with ElitePad 900 Windows 8 tablet: If it's not making smartphones again (yet), HP can at least use Intel's new Atom chips to help expand its mobile device portfolio." CNET Reviews 7:47 AM
  • "HP's new ElitePad 900 tablet enables easy disassembly, self-support: HP's ElitePad 900 has Windows 8, an Intel processor and will ship in January next year" Computerworld 7:27 AM
  • "Meg Whitman unveils first HP tablet: Two years after taking an unsuccessful turn in the political arena, Meg Whitman is back in Silicon Valley, helming the world's largest technology company, Hewlett-Packard. Monday, she's unveiling HP's entry into world of tablets." NBC News 8:34 AM
  • "HP shows ElitePad 900 Windows 8 business tablet" PCWorld 8:43 AM
  • "Jefferies Downgrade Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) Stock on Weak Personal Computer Business" eStocks Daily 8:34 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard says no layoffs in India: HP had announced a series of turnaround strategies, job cuts, which is expected to help the company save as much as $3.5 bn by 2014-end" Business Standard 8:34 AM
  • "Oracle and Nokia strike mapping deal: Nokia works to find more users for its mapping services as it competes with Google and Apple" IDG News Service 8:47 AM
  • "Nokia announces mapping deal with Oracle" Reuters 8:31 AM
  • "Could Nokia Win the Map Battle? Nokia is to be part of a big mapping tie-in with the enterprise giant Oracle." Gizmodo 7:36 AM
  • "Oracle To Use Nokia Maps, As Apple Maps Backlash Spreads" TechWeekEurope 8:47 AM
  • "Oracle Adds Features to Its Cloud Service" [Paid Membership Required] 9:18 PM
  • "Oracle's Mark Hurd Promises More Growth (Video)" AllThingsD 7:24 PM
  • "Nokia Outfitting Oracle with Map Technology" PC Magazine 10:51 AM
  • "Oracle builds up cloud with on-demand computing" MarketWatch 9:09 AM
  • "Oracle girds MySQL for heavier Web usage: Oracle has issued a release candidate of the upcoming MySQL 5.6" Computerworld 7:24 AM
  • "MySQL users caution against NoSQL fad: At Oracle's SQLConnect Conference, MySQL users question the need of NoSQL technologies" Computerworld 7:27 AM
  • "Oracle: Java upgrades still worthwhile despite postponed features/Java EE 7 and Java SE 8 will offer new capabilities in JavaScript programming and multicore processors, but PaaS cloud enhancements have been deferred" Computerworld 11:06 AM
  • "Oracle stumps for community support for Java strategy" The Register 7:59 PM
  • "Oracle's Ellison: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" PC Magazine 5:21 PM
  • "Amazon Has Nothing To Worry About. Oracle Will Never Win The Cloud Without Developers" TechCrunch 4:24 PM
  • "IBM & ESB Facilitate Electric Car Driver Seamless Charging" Torque News 8:42 AM
  • "IBM (IBM) on Track to Deliver on Its Long-Term Plan - Analyst" StreetInsider 8:42 AM
  • "Morgan Stanley Analysts Begin Coverage on Dell (DELL)" Daily Political 8:32 AM
  • "Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition review" ITProPortal 8:33 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "U.S. Stocks Pare Gains as Apple Leads Slump in Technology Shares" Bloomberg 2:56 PM
  • "Apple Giveth, and Apple Can Taketh, Too: Some have already surmised that the new iPhone could move the needle on GDP. Could Apple's AAPL +0.13% influence extend to the September sales data some retailers will report later this week?" WSJ Blogs 12:03 PM
  • "Apple's Slide Gives An Option Investor A Fat Pitch Down The Middle" Seeking Alpha 2:28 PM
  • "Apple to start buying Apple: The stock repurchase plan announced in March begins this week" Fortune 7:30 AM
  • "Proof Google Is Beginning to Turn Tables on Apple" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Intrinsic Value Is $800 Per Share According to Howard B. Aschwald, Portfolio Manager, Chief Investment Officer and Director of Research at Quantum Capital: Economic Margin and Intrasector Comparisons as an Investment Thesis" Wall Street Transcript 9:06 AM
  • "The Mysterious Company That Manages Apple's Cash Hoard Is The World's Largest Hedge Fund" Cult of Mac 9:05 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia markets rise; Sydney up before rate call/Asian markets climbed early Tuesday after a pick-up in U.S. manufacturing activity boosted stocks on Wall Street, with Australian stocks advancing ahead of a policy decision from the country's central bank later in the session." MarketWatch 9:12 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple weighs on techs; Oracle, IBM, H-P up/Analyst cuts forecast for 'ultrabook' sales; Yahoo CEO gives birth" MarketWatch 5:11 PM
  • "Stocks Close Mixed as Bernanke's Speech Weighs" TheStreet 5:08 PM
  • "Wall Street Rally Loses Steam, Nasdaq Flirts With Red" FOXBusiness 5:08 PM
  • "Dow Starts Quarter Strong: The Dow industrials started the fourth quarter with a solid gain as stocks received a boost from an unexpected expansion in September factory activity." [Paid Membership Required] 5:10 PM
  • "The Day Ahead: A Slowly Decaying Market" TheStreet 9:07 AM
  • "U.S. stocks rally at the open ahead of ISM data" MarketWatch 9:09 AM
  • "Stocks Step Ahead Smartly" Reuters 11:20 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Tokyo shares drop after China data, Tankan survey/Japanese shares sank to their lowest level in more than three weeks on Monday as weak manufacturing data from China and the unimpressive result of the quarterly Tankan survey drained investor confidence at the beginning of a new quarter." MarketWatch 10:03 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks jump after U.S. ISM data/A surprise improvement in U.S. manufacturing activity boosted European stock markets in late trade Monday, shaking off weaker Asian growth data and following steep losses last week, when Spain's continuing woes hammered sentiment." MarketWatch 10:03 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:11 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:11 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:22 PM

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