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Weekend Highlights: Over at The Telegraph, Roy Williams believes Apple should tap into the tremendous R&D talent in the UK; Computerworld's Mike Elgan highlights three groups who can't wait for the Apple Watch, developers, accessory makers, and market analysts; Will Apple play Christmas spoiler for retailers as consumers opt for expensive iPhone 6 models?; you may have noticed Apps in the App Store are no longer "Free" but instead say "Get", Philip Elmer-DeWitt explains; Jonny Evans dives in to the Apple Pay pool and how users of the service spend big; is Apple's thermonuclear war on Android over? It might be suggests Jeff John Roberts at Gigaom, in light of court filings; Apple updates iWork for iCloud with more languages, fonts, easy file renaming — more in our OS X section; Ted Landau discusses bug causing Yosemite to rename shared computers; Dennis Sellers reviews WALTR, an OS X app letting you copy files to your iDevice w/o iTunes; iPhone 6 outselling iPhone 6 Plus was 6:1, now down to 3:1; current "Apple suppliers say GT Advanced promised too much"; Gorilla Glass 4 very tough; more dangers in Masque malware as legit apps have been infiltrated; iPhone 6 Plus shipping times down, in stock in more places ahead of holidays; TechCrunch has a pic of a 24k gold iPad Air 2; John Stewart received a surprising call from Steve Jobs after the comedian skewered Apple on his show; is the future of homework to be found in video games!?; and could games receive new ratings for sexism?; Walt Mossberg's Re/code blog kills comments.
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"Guy Kawasaki: Remembering Why Steve Jobs Has So Many Fanboys" [Video Report] Forbes 12:34 PM
"Randy Adams: Adventures With Steve Jobs at NeXT/Hiding the Porsches" [Video Report] Forbes 12:36 PM
"Regis McKenna: Remembering When Steve Jobs Played Santa" [Video Report] Forbes 12:37 PM
"Few seem to heed Tim Cook's directions on mapping apps: Apple Maps competitors fail to crack the top of the charts after Apple CEO's recommends that users try alternatives." CNET News 7:52 AM
"New iPad mini could pressure profit margins: Apple's expected debut next month of an iPad mini is likely to cause a frenzy among its fanboys — but could also put a squeeze on its top-shelf profits, analysts warn." New York Post 7:39 AM
"AAPL: iPhone 5's Amazing 93% Margin on NAND, Per RBC" Barron's 8:04 AM
"Here's How To Put Your Starbucks Card On The iPhone's New Passbook App" Business Insider 9:16 AM
"How to add your Starbucks card to Apple's Passbook app" MacDailyNews 9:12 AM
"How to Keep Your MacBook Safe: Theft Prevention and Recovery Tactics" Mactuts+ 8:47 AM
"New Feature In iOS 6: How To Use Offline Reading List For Safari" App Advice 8:45 AM
"Sorting an array of strings in iPhone: The NSArray class is often used as a container for NSString objects, making it one of the most useful classes in the entire Foundation framework. In addition to providing indexed storage for objects, we can also sort the objects using either a predefined selector or one that we provide ourselves." The iPhone Developer Resource 8:15 AM
"Turning off Facebook Calendars and Contacts in iOS 6 Tips" iLounge 3:49 PM
"How to report problems with Apple Maps" TUAW 9:17 AM
"Snappy Tips for Taking Better Pictures With Your Smartphone" AllThingsD 8:53 AM
"HP CEO Meg Whitman: Don't expect a revival before 2016" New York Times 6:51 AM
"HP CEO: We're screwed (for the next few years)/Meg Whitman reveals how badly HP was managed, hints at pain to come." Ars Technica 2:32 PM
"No HP Smartphone Next Year, Says CEO Meg Whitman: Hewlett-Packard has no plans to launch a smartphone next year but will need to sell one eventually to avoid missing out on 'a huge segment of the population,' CEO Meg Whitman said Wednesday, clarifying remarks she made last month." CIO 6:50 AM
"Ultrabooks in 2013 could see price tags of $699" UberGizmo 6:59 AM
"Cheaper Ultrabooks coming in 2013: Can lower prices boost sales" TechRadar UK 6:48 AM
"Ultraslim PC shipments to hit 65 million by 2015, researcher says: Last year, ultraslim PCs, which include ultrabooks and Apple's MacBook Air, could only muster 3.4 million unit shipments. One research firm expects that figure to rise dramatically." CNET News 2:51 PM
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