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Friday Highlights: Following his summary of iPhone expectations, Philip Elmer-DeWitt breaks down analyst predictions of iPads sold in last quarter, averaging 19.3 million; while Apple and Google argue for exclusion of Steve Jobs in no-hire lawsuit, employees fight for his evidence to be included; CIRP survey [link to 2-Page PDF] of mobile OS market finds Android leading the charge with 53% share, with iOS in second place at 42%; reader sent in article from Albany Times Union indicating renewed hope for iPhone production to land in New York; Rockstar patent consortium wanted to deal with Google in Texas, but has been denied motion; Macworld reviews "top-notch Mac outliner", OmniOutliner 4 Pro; Jonny Evans has 4 speed tips for Mavericks users; Kirk McElhearn answers reader questions on iTunes oddities such as glitchy tracks, and more, and in another article he laments how iCloud has become bloated; John Sculley, former Apple CEO responsible for kicking Steve Jobs out of the company, admits his mistake; a story worthy of the X-Files, a couple Loch Ness Monster trackers have found what appears to be the image of Nessie herself thanks to Apple's mapping satellites; Radio Shack offering iPhone 5s for $99 with contract; HTC lands Samsung's person responsible for "killer ad campaigns"; iPhone 6 mockup based on recent leaks now on web; and iPad Air 2 front panel appears in new leaks from Dutch web site, more in our Hardware/Software section; some iOS 6 users reporting FaceTime outage; The Globe and Mail reviews Google's Apple TV competitor, Chromecast; Accounting Web offers first impressions of Microsoft's new iPad version of Excel.
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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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