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Monday Highlights: Analyst at RBC Capital Markets predicts content creation will be "Apple's next $10 billion frontier"; Mark Gurman's sources reveal Apple's plans to introduce high-end AirPods as well as "studio-quality over-ear headphones" in coming year—more our Apple/Macintosh and Op/Ed sections; DRM issues derail anticipated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance game for Mac; Forbes report on $5 million surveillance vehicle which can hack an iPhone from distance of 500m; Apple News offers curated coverage of 2018 midterm elections; your options for mortgages could be limited based on your digital foot print, including devices you use; smart home devices have a dark side, can be exploited by domestic abusers; Apple among Silicon Valley execs meeting for discussion over privacy; you can now measure distances in Google Earth; teardown of Vivo Nex reveals how pop-up selfie camera works; Patrick Moorhead explains his switch to Galaxy S9+ over iPhone X.

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  • "Mapping a Path Out of Steve Jobs' Shadow" ["Cook was well-groomed for the succession. He had run manufacturing, logistics, customer support, and sales for years and had stepped in three times as interim chief executive officer during Jobs's medical leaves. Colleagues say the Alabama-bred Cook has a frank style and a detailed knowledge of even minute operational details. Unlike Jobs, he prefers to withhold his opinion until the end of meetings, so others can give him information to process."]  Bloomberg Businessweek 9:16 AM
  • "Apple Suppliers Begin Mass Production on Smaller Tablet: Apple Inc.'s Asian component suppliers have started mass production of a new tablet computer smaller than the current iPad, people with knowledge of the situation said, as the Silicon Valley company tries to stay competitive against rivals such as Google Inc. and Inc. that are offering smaller, less-expensive alternatives to the iPad. Two of the people said the smaller tablet will have a 7.85-inch liquid-crystal display with a lower resolution compared with the latest iPad model that came out in March." [Paid Membership Required] 7:06 AM
  • "Apple 'too late to the 7in tablet market', but 10 million iPad mini sales by Christmas" Macworld UK 7:41 AM
  • "iPad Mini Production Has Kicked Off, Says WSJ: 7.85-Inch LCD Screen, No Retina Display" TechCrunch 7:44 AM
  • "Here Comes Apple's Smaller iPad" WSJ Blogs 10:18 AM
  • "Apple Can Completely Dominate The Tablet Market With The iPad Mini" [Video Report] Business Insider 3:09 PM
  • "Why Apple is launching the iPad mini, in one statistic" Quartz 9:42 AM
  • "iPad mini: Now may not be the time"  Macworld 9:04 AM
  • "Apple offered patent licensing deal to Samsung before trial: iPhone maker proposed a reciprocal agreement to license Samsung's 3G/UMTS patents for what it considered FRAND terms, a letter from Apple to its smartphone rival reveals." CNET News 9:16 PM
  • "Samsung Claims Jury Foreman Misconduct Tainted Apple Case" Bloomberg 7:23 AM
  • "Samsung claims foreman lied about his past to get on Apple v. Samsung jury" Ars Technica 8:37 AM
  • "Apple touted its 'strong and growing' UMTS patent portfolio in cross-licensing offer to Samsung" Foss Patents 1:28 PM
  • "Apple's Siri, Google's Voice Recognition Technology Targeted By Patent Troll" TechCrunch 7:43 AM
  • "Google Checkmates Apple With Motorola Move" Seeking Alpha 9:31 AM
  • "Apple inks deal with fingerprint security startup Microlatch" ZDNet 7:47 AM
  • "Report: Apple in talks with Microlatch to secure print recognition tech" CNET News 9:44 AM
  • "Analyst: iPhone 5 demand not hit by 'Map-gate' concerns" ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "Google vs. Apple Maps: Big-Data Battle, Cloudy Clash" Forbes 7:47 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 in Legal Tussle" Zacks 9:06 AM
  • "Steve Jobs came within a song of going to the Moon" I, Cringely 3:11 PM
  • "OS X Server update includes security fixes" iTWire 7:44 PM
  • "How to connect to a Windows machine from OS X" MacFixIt 1:29 PM
  • "Dragon Dictate For Mac 3 Voice Software For Mac OS X – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 12:10 PM
  • "Proview review: Proview is a tool for pulling apart and putting PDFs back together; and it costs a fraction of the price of Acrobat." Macworld UK 8:40 AM
  • "Undercover 5 review: A one two combo of desktop app and online service that helps you to trace and retrieve your missing Mac." Macworld UK 8:40 AM
  • "FlyingWindows Keeps Only One Mac App Window In Focus To Help You Concentrate Better" AddictiveTips 8:35 AM
  • "Resizing a Boot Camp partition" Macworld 10:15 AM
  • "Command Line Work: New Users and Terminal (9) --Process Identification and Termination" eXtensions 10:02 AM
  • "Quick Look power tips: working with multiple files" Macworld 9:04 AM
  • "Quick Tip: How and Why to Change Your Mac's Startup Disk" Mactuts+ 8:58 AM
  • "MacMost Now 769: Quick and Simple Screen Capture" MacMost 7:36 AM
  • "Schedule An Email Follow Up Using Mail And Reminders In Mountain Lion [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:08 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Walk From The Earth Through The Solar System And Back Again" NoodleMac 7:20 AM
  • "A Quick Look At iBooks Author And How It Could Revolutionize Digital Publishing For Mac Users" Mac 360 7:20 AM
  • "6 Ways To A Better Wikipedia On Your Mac Is The Wikibot App" TeraTalks 7:20 AM
  • "An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Mac Sticky Notifications For OS X Mountain Lion" Mac 360 7:20 AM
  • "Got The Animation Bug? Try These 8 Functions Tucked Away In The Mac Animation Desk" BohemianBoomer 7:20 AM
  • "5 Ways To Love The Most Unusual, Best Value Mac Photo Collage App Ever" McSolo 7:20 AM
  • "Another Free And Simple Way To Share Images, Documents, Files And URLs From Your Mac" Mac 360 7:19 AM
  • "First There Was Apple's MapGate, Now Welcome ParentGate"  Forbes 6:27 PM
  • "PCs vs Macs: How they stack up" ["So the tally for now, with ties factored in, is: PC - 3 1/2; Mac - 1 1/2."] USA Today 1:33 PM
  • "Xcode's Crooked Path" Rixstep 8:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "Tapbots ship Tweetbot for Mac and introduce Netbot for" 9 to 5 Mac 2:38 PM
  • "Inpaint photo restoration software - remove elements from your photos" Teorex 12:17 PM
  • "SuperSync 5 adds advanced ITunes Match support" iLounge 8:41 AM
  • "Oxygen Forensic Suite 2012 to Support iPhone 5 and iOS 6, Recognize Encrypted DMG Images" PRWeb 7:33 AM
  • "BatchOutput for Microsoft Excel Now Supports Mac OS X Mountain Lion" prMac 10:18 AM
  • "My Alarm Clock: Fusion of Beauty and Functionality Comes To Mac" prMac 7:06 AM
  • "Sound Beginnings 1.0 for Mac OS-Six Learning Games Teach Phonics" prMac 7:06 AM
  • "Andrei Doubrovski releases Elements+ 5.0 for Adobe Photoshop Elements 11" prMac 7:05 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "02 Apple: Few companies have captured our imagination, inspired such devotion, and revolutionized the way we live quite like Apple. While we may assume it's the products that define Apple, it's really a certain kind of thinking, a certain set of values, and an unmistakable human touch that pervades everything Apple does — which is why our connections to the brand transcend commerce." Interbrand 10:15 AM
  • "Apple is Now the Second Most Valuable Brand in the World [Report] Mashable 10:14 AM
  • "Apple's Brand Value Jumps 129% for #2 Global Ranking" The Mac Observer 6:24 PM
  • "Lawsuit, iPhone 5 Spur Samsung Galaxy Sales" Localytics 11:47 AM
  • "Discovery Networks Is Brightcove's First Partner For Its Dual-Screen Apple TV Service, Live First In Italy" TechCrunch 7:43 AM
  • "Google Moves Ahead in Fight to Dominate the Map Apps" [Paid Membership Required] 9:17 AM
  • "Apple said to tap retail store staff for advice on iOS 6 Maps app" CNET News 7:57 PM
  • "Apple crowd-sourcing its own retail employee army to help improve Maps app" 9 to 5 Mac 9:04 AM
  • "Google Street View coming to iOS tomorrow?" iDownload Blog 9:05 AM
  • "Apple iPhone Users Most Likely To Research Products, Buy And Bank On Their Devices" TechCrunch 9:07 AM
  • "Apple's Jerusalem Problem" ["The Algemeiner was the first to report this week that Apple's new operating system, iOS6, does not show Jerusalem as the capital of Israel although every other country on the map has its capital listed. Further, when iPhone users go to the built-in World Clock app that is included in iOS6 they will see that Jerusalem is the only city to be listed without an affiliated country."] The Huffington Post 12:06 PM
  • "Nokia & Amazon Duke it Out with Apple over App Store TM" Patently Apple 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's Passbook gets some love from Airbnb, Eventbrite, McDonald's" CNET News 9:15 AM
  • "Can you say MetroPCS iPhone? T-Mobile sure can" GigaOM 3:45 PM
  • "Apple Debuts New 'Add to Passbook' Badge For Businesses, Developers" The Next Web 7:35 AM
  • "Googorola mysteriously pulls plug on ITC Apple patent probe" The Register 9:14 AM
  • "Apple Australia $100 'reward' card scam alert" Fairfax Media 9:17 AM
  • "Facebook's Zuckerberg: The iPhone 5 Is a Wonderful Device" The Mac Observer 7:24 AM
  • "Steve Jobs: The untold tales: Friends and colleagues shed a light on Jobs by revealing some of their most indelible moments with the late Apple leader via Forbes magazine." CNET News 11:42 AM
  • "Steve Jobs discusses 21st century technology in rare 1983 speech" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "Lost Speech Shows Jobs Was Working on iPad in 1983" PadGadget 1:29 PM
  • "Fremont Abandons Effort to Enshrine 1984 Mac Factory" The Mac Observer 8:30 PM
  • " Reduces Fees, Software Options Grow" TidBITS 6:01 PM
  • "Apple's new iPhone is popular -- with crooks" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 1:34 PM
  • "Apple Is The Cause Of NYC's Rising Crime Rate" Forbes 9:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Can an Appathon code the next big thing in one weekend?" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 9:17 AM
  • "Former Apple and NASA engineers create $11,000 coffee maker" Digital Trends 9:07 AM
  • "T-Mobile Would Still Rank No. 4 After 'Shotgun Wedding'" Bloomberg 3:29 PM
  • "Google Is Getting into the Smartwatch Game" Gizmodo 7:39 AM
  • "Many US$699 ultrabook models to be available in 2013, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 7:25 AM
  • "Maps Controversy and Apps of the Month" Your Mac Life 12:53 PM
  • "Apple Job Posting Hints At Major New System-On-A-Chip Design Effort" TechCrunch 3:45 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly Instructs Suppliers to Begin Mass Production of iPad Mini" The Next Web 7:35 AM
  • "Apple starts production of iPad Mini, claims WSJ" CNET News 7:49 AM
  • "iPad mini reportedly in mass production, still on track for October release" iMore 11:57 AM
  • "iPad mini component leak suggests iPhone 5-like design" TrustedReviews 7:45 AM
  • "The iPad Mini Already in Mass Production in Asia [Report] Mashable 7:37 AM
  • "Purported iPad Mini parts leak as WSJ reports production has started" Engadget 7:30 AM
  • "iPad Mini release date set for Nov 2?" T3 12:00 PM
  • "Chemical Analysis Reveals that New Phones Have Fewer Toxics" iFixit 7:24 AM
  • "Video: What Toxins Lurk Inside Your iPhone 5?" Wired Magazine 3:17 PM
  • "iPhone 5 beats Samsung Galaxy S3 in toxicity tests" VentureBeat 11:29 AM
  • "Apple Maps uses 80% less data than Google Maps" TechRadar UK 2:38 PM
  • "Apple Maps uses less data than Google Maps, says study" CNET News 9:16 AM
  • "Apple Maps more data-efficient than Google" TG Daily 8:21 AM
  • "Apple tightens MFi rules, stalls 3rd-party Lightning add-ons" iLounge 11:57 AM
  • "Apple Making It Even More Difficult For Third-Party Manufacturers To Produce Lightning Connectors" App Advice 1:29 PM
  • "Has Chinese Manufacturer Successfully Clone Apple's Lightning Cable ?" M.I.C. Gadget 2:02 PM
  • "MacBook Air to occupy 39% of global slim notebook market in 2012, 28% in 2013, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 7:21 AM
  • "MacBook Air holds 39% ultrabook share, say sources" FairerPlatform 7:29 AM
  • "Apple On Purple Halo Effect: 'We Recommend That You Angle [iPhone 5] Away From The Bright Light Source'" RazorianFly 8:57 AM
  • "Apple seeks patent approval for inductive charging mat" AppleTell 8:38 AM
  • "iPhone 5 CPU Faster than First Reported, Free iPhone User Guide from Apple, A6 Teardown, and More" Low End Mac 8:56 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "The Treasures of Montezuma For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:55 AM
  • "South Surfers For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:55 AM
  • "Instant110 For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:55 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:22 AM
  • "iPhone Buyer's Guide... $0 To $899 - The Best iPhone Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:25 AM
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... $69 To $399 -The Best iPod Touch Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:35 AM
  • "MacBook Air holds 39% ultrabook share, say sources" FairerPlatform 7:20 AM
  • "Get £350 for your old Mac in Currys/PCWorld trade in" Macworld UK 9:45 AM

  • "What I Use: Apple EarPods" ["the sound quality really is quite good. In this age of overly bass-heavy, Beats-style sound playback, the EarPods deliver wonderfully accurate, rich, and unprocessed sound."] Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows 1:40 PM
  • "Review: Zenus's Masstige Deluxe Ostrich Pouch offers basic protection for your iPad" Macworld 11:47 AM
  • "Keep Your iPad Safe with the ReAuthored Book Style Case – iPad Gear Review" PadGadget 8:57 AM
  • "Review: Zenus's Masstige Deluxe Ostrich Pouch offers basic protection for your iPad" Macworld 8:55 AM
  • "Ultra Thin Air iPhone 5 case from Spigen SGP (Video Review)" Insanely Great Mac 2:38 PM
  • "Brother HL-6180DW review: good capacity, cheap toner, solid printing" PCWorld 9:04 AM
  • "Creativo IPhone Case Offers Light Protection, Limited Access" MacNews 9:21 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "In-depth Review: Apple's iOS 6 Maps & the alternatives" AppleInsider 1:42 PM
  • "Replacing iOS 6 Maps: Hands-on with MapQuest, Bing, Waze, Google, Nokia" Ars Technica 8:38 AM
  • "Still in beta: Siri falls short when searching for Apple retail stores" AppleInsider 3:50 PM
  • "Netbot for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 12:00 PM
  • "Review: Record and replay live radio with TuneIn Radio Pro for iOS" Macworld 3:11 PM
  • "Babel Rising Review: The great tower of boredom" Mac|Life 8:55 AM
  • "Business Notes 1 iPad App Review" Tapscape 8:21 AM
  • "Amerigo Beats Safari for Mobile Browsing" Tapscape 8:21 AM
  • "Joy Desk Review" 148Apps 12:02 PM
  • "Forever Lost: Episode 1 Review" 148Apps 9:31 AM
  • "How to Use an iPhone 5 on T-Mobile Right Now" OS X Daily 5:10 PM
  • "How to free up iCloud storage space" Macworld 9:05 AM
  • "Restoring Apps from iTunes vs iCloud" iLounge 5:09 PM
  • "How to increase the font size in iOS: Tired of squinting at small text in your e-mails, text messages, notes, and the like? There's a hidden setting for making everything bigger." CNET Reviews 2:02 PM
  • "Maps is only half the story of Apple's recent bungle" DVICE 9:30 PM
  • "Bloomberg BusinessWeek could use a business lesson" ["The BusinessWeek app is great but it does not allow for my wife to access the subscription from her iPhone or iPad. Plus, it took BusinessWeek two months and 4 calls from me to stop delivering the print addition, even though they refunded my pro-rata annual payment to my credit card immediately."] Examiner 9:29 PM
  • "Apple's iPad Mini: What It Means for Investors" TheStreet 8:52 PM
  • "Can there ever be another Apple?" SlashGear 7:57 PM
  • "How Steve Jobs' Laughable Early Apple Ads Evolved Into Today's Marketing Marvels" Forbes 7:56 PM
  • "In Pictures: 6 Apple iPad mini concepts" Computerworld 6:27 PM
  • "Woz discusses what he'd change about Apple" TUAW 6:25 PM
  • "Is the iPad Mini Likely to Disappoint?" Benzinga 5:25 PM
  • "Sorry Apple, But TV Producers Are Profitable Enough Without You: Analyst" Deadline New York 5:24 PM
  • "New iPod touch expands in height but shrinks to role of child's toy" Tap For Mobile 5:24 PM
  • "Dear Apple: deleting your users' apps without notification is rude and arrogant" VentureBeat 5:23 PM
  • "Microsoft Retail Stores Will Rival Apple Stores: And what will it sell in its stores? The new Surface tablet and phone, of course." PC Magazine 3:48 PM
  • "Apple's 'Mapocalypse' Highlights Big Data Battle" Wired 3:45 PM
  • "Apple Is Shooting Itself In The Foot By Not Doing Everything It Can To Get New iPhone Accessories Ready" Business Insider 3:35 PM
  • "iPhone 5 battery case options still few and far between" Tap For Mobile 3:07 PM
  • "Apple wants to move Macs away from Intel chips - report" AppleInsider 2:38 PM
  • "Is Apple jamming too much new product into our hands this Fall?" iMore 1:58 PM
  • "Samsung Cries Jury Misconduct Over Apple Verdict" Mashable 1:33 PM
  • "Analysts React to iPad Mini News" Minyanville 3:10 PM
  • "Making Sense Of The iPad Mini Rumors: What To Expect, When, And Why" TechCrunch 11:44 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Radical!" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:16 AM
  • "The iPhone 5's problem with purple haze" Macworld 10:15 AM
  • "Apple says Siri is still in Beta, not the version Tim Cook teased this summer" Tap For Mobile 5:50 PM
  • "iPhone 5: Final Steve Jobs-approved Apple phone" BGR 5:09 PM
  • "Tim Cook Faced an 'Insurrection' Following Announcement of Bob Mansfield's Retirement" MacRumors 12:02 PM
  • "AOL's MapQuest surges in popularity in wake of iPhone 5 release" Edible Apple 9:31 AM
  • "How Steve Jobs initiated Maps project, almost dropped Google search from iPhone" iDownload Blog 10:16 AM
  • "Why Apple's hardware chief came in from the cold" Fortune 1:42 PM
  • "Shedding light on Apple exec drama: Why SVP Bob Mansfield unretired" GigaOM 11:44 AM
  • "Tim Cook faced 'insurrection' over Bob Mansfield's retirement" Edible Apple 11:32 AM
  • "Bob Mansfield stayed at Apple after CEO Tim Cook offered him 'exorbitant' $2M-per-month" AppleInsider 10:10 AM
  • "Shedding light on Apple exec drama: Why SVP Bob Mansfield unretired" GigaOM 10:10 AM
  • "Report: Steve Jobs Came to 'Loathe' Google For Withholding Turn-By-Turn From Google Maps" TechCrunch 9:30 AM
  • "When Will We Be Able To Merge Apple IDs?" MacNews 9:21 AM
  • "One reason Samsung Galaxy S3 is better than iPhone 5: 4G" Crave @ CNET 9:16 AM
  • "Nokia takes a weak stab at iPhone 5 with latest Lumia 920 ad" BetaNews 8:41 AM
  • "Rumor: The iPad Mini Is Being Built Right Now" AppleBitch 9:43 AM
  • "Apple: Report Suppliers Start Production On Mini iPad" Forbes 9:10 AM
  • "iPad Mini Mass production has begun" Edible Apple 8:38 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple's iPad mini, developers and the future world of intelligent machines"  Computerworld 8:34 AM
  • "Apple may need an iPhone 6 sooner rather than later"  CNET News 7:47 AM
  • "The 'Lost' Steve Jobs Speech and Two Other Stories You Need to Know" Mashable 7:37 AM
  • "Why Would Anyone Switch From iPhone To An Android OS Smartphone?" PixoBebo 7:18 AM
  • "A Microsoft Phone: the wrong move at the wrong time for the wrong reasons/A Microsoft-branded phone would jeopardize an already tentative market position." Ars Technica 8:59 PM
  • "I love my Kindle, but it drives me crazy" TechHive 10:15 AM
  • "Apple Maps App Was Actually an Art Project [Video] Mashable 8:52 PM
  • "If Christopher Columbus Had Apple Maps [Comic] Mashable 7:38 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Lockitron Lets You Unlock the Door With Your iPhone [Video] Mashable 9:29 PM
  • "Earthquake Buddy 'phones home' when you can't" iTWire 8:31 PM
  • "Great News! The Starbucks App Has Been Updated With Passbook Support" App Advice 7:45 PM
  • "Starbucks adds Passbook Suport in iOS 6" Best App Site 7:44 PM
  • "The resurrected Modbook Macbook tablet gets a price: Want a 13-inch MacBook Pro modded into a touchscreen slate? It'll only cost you $3,499." CNET Reviews 6:23 PM
  • "Camera+ becomes one of the first third-party apps to support the iPhone 5's low-light mode" The Next Web 3:52 PM
  • "Disney Launches 'Letters with Pooh' for iOS Devices" Run Around Tech 3:48 PM
  • "SpawGlass iPad app brings real-time mobile technology to construction estimating process" Business Wire 3:27 PM
  • "Gaming App Approved for iOS 6: Wing Whackers" Business Wire 3:27 PM
  • "Amazing Spider-Man Second Screen Sneak Peek: Look out! Here comes the" IGN 3:27 PM
  • "Blipboard's iOS app tunes you into the cool things around you" VentureBeat 12:49 PM
  • "Check Out These 'Minigore 2: Zombies' Screenshots" Touch Arcade 12:49 PM
  • "Out Of Stealth, Toast Launches iPhone App For Social Wish Lists Linked To Gifts" TechCrunch 11:45 AM
  • "5 iPhone Cases to Keep Your Earbuds Tangle-Free" [Slideshow] Mashable 10:16 AM
  • "Play this: 'Cool Pizza'" The Verge 9:19 AM
  • "Revel Achieves Profitability, Introduces Apps Marketplace For Its iPad Point-Of-Sales System" TechCrunch 7:43 AM
  • "RHA Launches Headphones in Apple Stores across North America." RHA 7:36 AM
  • "Rovio Says 'Bad Piggies' Are Off To A Flying Start" The Next Web 7:36 AM
  • "Apple's Passbook gains more traction as Airbnb, Eventbrite and McDonald's hop on board" The Next Web 7:35 AM
  • "AIRTAG Airshop Now Compatible with Apple Passbook: McDonald's Mobile Ordering & Payment App Streamlines Shopping Experiences for iPhone Users" Business Wire 7:32 AM
  • "Flexible & Flodable Articulating Wall Mount for iPad 3 / iPad 2" USBfever 7:21 AM
  • "ArtStudio for iPad 5.0 - Healing brush, Elastify and more, see the video" prMac 9:05 AM
  • "Rapture Timer App Counts Days Until Apocalypse" prMac 9:05 AM
  • "Sound Collection: Never Miss A New Album Again" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Print n Share and PrintCentral Top 1m App Sales - Celebrate with 50% Off" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Launch of location-based mobile app Shoutt" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "ABBYY Launches Lingvo Dictionaries 3.0 with New Language Learning Tool" prMac 7:06 AM
  • "Follow the UEFA Champions League 2012-2013 and Play with Predictions" prMac 7:06 AM
  • "Free CPR Tempo App Released for iOS" prMac 7:06 AM
  • "GoodReader Makes Windows File Sharing Easier with SMB Support" prMac 7:06 AM
  • "New iPhone, iPad Game Little Bird Uses Accelerometer and Gyroscope Tech" prMac 7:06 AM
  • "PlayToddlers Releases Dino Puzzle for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 7:06 AM
  • "The Flying Hedgehog - Interactive Children's Story Book Released" prMac 7:06 AM
  • "2048pixels Launches Homescreen FX to Personalize iPad Wallpapers" prMac 7:06 AM
  • "Gift Suggester 2.0 Free for iOS: Search 1000's of Gifts Using 5 Filters" prMac 7:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP's shares hit 9-year low as 2013 outlook disappoints" Reuters 2:22 PM
  • "H-P Warns of Weaker 2013" [Paid Membership Required] 3:38 PM
  • "HP CEO: company will struggle to be profitable in 2013, stocks near a nine-year low/Embattled CEO Meg Whitman blames high executive turnover for the slow recovery" The Verge 3:37 PM
  • "H.P. Shares Fall as Chief Sees Trouble" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:16 PM
  • "H-P Reels From Tech-Tonic Slide" [Paid Membership Required] 7:01 PM
  • "HPQ Falls 7% as Whitman Warns 2013 Profit to Decline" Barron's 11:32 AM
  • "HP's Whitman: 'I will turn this company around – by 2016'" The Register 7:44 PM
  • "Key moments in Hewlett-Packard's recent history" Melbourne Age 2:21 PM
  • "HP's profitable printers to buy Whitman time" Reuters 9:41 AM
  • "HP's Future: Apple, IBM–or Dell?" Tech.pinions 9:40 AM
  • "Talking Numbers: Buy Hewlett-Packard's Plunge?" [Video Report] CNBC 5:10 PM
  • "How Hewlett-Packard Committed 'Corporate Suicide': Greenberg" CNBC 6:27 PM
  • "Nokia CEO denies Microsoft is shafting his company by building its own phone" BGR 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft considering 'Surface Phone,' but not this year: Decision may hinge on success of Windows Phone 8" The Verge 9:10 AM
  • "Rumor: Microsoft Working on Surface Phone Too" Tom's Hardware 9:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Hits Back At Intel Over Tablet Readiness" TechWeb News 9:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Prepares For Holiday Push With 32 New Pop-Up Stores Just In Time For Windows 8" TechCrunch 9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft unified communications Lync system moves closer to proverbial PBX replacement option" Computerworld New Zealand 3:27 PM
  • "Microsoft to raise prices of consumer and enterprise products in India by 10-25%" The Economic Times 9:50 AM
  • "Panasonic shows off foldable Windows 8 Ultrabook hybrid, launches October 26 (hands-on)" Engadget 9:09 AM
  • "Intel CEO Otellini: California Is on a Downhill Slide" WSJ Blogs 3:55 PM
  • "Intel's ultraportable Ultrabook standard performing poorly, sales predictions halved" TrustedReviews 11:14 AM
  • "AMD ramps up desktop chip price battle by pricing Trinity aggressively: Intel may respond by lowering its dektop chip prices, analysts say" Techworld 11:15 AM
  • "AMD teams with Oracle on Java acceleration, Qualcomm on HSA" The Tech Report 3:53 PM
  • "IBM Wins Protest Against H-P Government Contract" [Paid Membership Required] 7:56 PM
  • "IBM drops Power7+ in high-end Unix servers: The Power7+ is coming first to IBM's Power 770 and 780 systems, and runs at a maximum of 4.4GHz" Computerworld 8:56 AM
  • "IBM launches Power7+ chips in three Unix servers: Claims AIX performance improvements" The Inquirer 9:46 AM
  • "$45 Billion Later Larry Ellison Says No Major Acquisitions For Next Few Years" TechCrunch 9:51 AM
  • "Ellison says no more big acquisitions. Yeah, right" GigaOM 9:08 AM
  • "The Only Way HP, Dell and RIM Can Survive" TheStreet 9:37 AM
  • "Cisco Looks to Bring Networks Together Via Unified Access" eWeek 10:49 AM
  • "Cisco's exit is Citrix's headway: Citrix's new partnership move comes shortly after their larger rival Cisco said it was scaling down its application control engine" CIOL 9:43 AM
  • "Lenovo breaks ground on North Carolina factory site" Electronista 8:59 AM
  • "Lenovo annouunces plans to bring manufacturing back to the US" ExtremeTech 9:58 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Huge Cash Pile" [Video Report] CNBC 3:18 PM
  • "How Apple's Size Limits Its Valuation" Seeking Alpha 11:44 AM
  • "AAPL: Buy on 'Short-Sighted' iPhone Worries, Says Wedge" Barron's 11:43 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia markets weighed by energy sector losses/Asian markets came under pressure Thursday as energy sector shares were sold down after a tumble in oil prices, although exporters provided support in Japan on a weakened yen and banks extended gains in Australia." MarketWatch 9:17 PM
  • "Stocks end modestly higher" CNNMoney 3:53 PM
  • "Stocks Hold Gains as Strong Data Offsets HP" TheStreet 3:53 PM
  • "Dow Struggles to Rally Around ISM, ADP Data" FOXBusiness 3:53 PM
  • "Stocks Eke Out Gains: Shares of telecom stocks helped nudge stocks higher after readings on private-sector hiring and service-sector activity bested expectations." [Paid Membership Required] 3:54 PM
  • "Telecom Stocks: MetroPCS slumps; no deal seen for Leap/Analysts doubt takeout speculation for pre-paid carrier Leap" MarketWatch 11:41 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks end off lows; Tokyo sags/Japanese stocks ended lower while Australian and Hong Kong shares pared early gains on Wednesday as lingering uncertainty over the timing of a bailout for Spain and downbeat data from China turned investors cautious." MarketWatch 11:41 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks wobble on Spain jitters/European stocks ended a bumpy ride on a downbeat note on Wednesday, unable to shake off uncertainty about the timing of a potential Spanish bailout despite a round of solid U.S. economic data." MarketWatch 11:41 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:53 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:53 PM
  • "Chips: August Sales Underperform, Buy Stocks for Q4?" Barron's 11:13 AM
  • "Microsoft: Still Strong In The Enterprise And Plenty Of Catalysts For Big Gains" Seeking Alpha 9:50 AM
  • "First Solar, Netflix among 10 worst performing S&P 500 stocks over past year" MarketWatch 9:54 AM
  • "H-P, Netflix rise, but chips, MetroPCS fall: H-P set to meet with analysts; Netflix gets upbeat review from Citi" MarketWatch 9:53 AM
  • "Stocks Rise After Economic Reports; H-P Falls" CNBC 11:08 AM
  • "Dow settles off session highs; S&P 500 up" MarketWatch 3:50 PM
  • "H-P sets the lowest possible bar/Commentary: CEO Whitman clearly needs an easy beat" MarketWatch 3:51 PM
  • "HP's 2013 outlook sorely disappoints" CNNMoney 3:51 PM

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