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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, October 8, 2012


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Friday 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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  • "The iPhone 5 Is a Miracle: Hold Apple's latest gadget for just a few minutes and you'll marvel at the existence of such a remarkable object." ["I've had the iPhone 5 for about a week and a half, and I'm still annoyed about the dock connector thing. But it's a small problem, and in retrospect I was wrong to allow myself to become overwhelmed by dock-based frustration. That's because, in all other ways, the iPhone 5 is the best phone ever to grace the earth. It beats every single rival on just about every metric you can think of, including speed, battery life, and especially beauty and workmanship."]  Slate 7:40 AM
  • "Buzz Building for Smaller Apple Tablet" ["Some component suppliers to Apple in Asia say they have received orders to make more than 10 million units of the smaller tablets in the fourth quarter. That is roughly double the order that were placed for Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets in the same quarter, these suppliers say."]  WSJ Blogs 7:48 AM
  • "iPad Mini Design 'Could Outshine the New iPad'"  AllThingsD 8:03 AM
  • "10 million iPad minis to 'outshine' their big brother this quarter" The Register 3:17 PM
  • "Why the iPod (yes, the iPod) still matters: Yes, the iPod plays a pivotal role in Apple's turnaround story. But there is another reason it still matters to the juggernaut's fortunes."  Fortune 8:12 AM
  • "Will Apple and Microsoft Be Forced to Hand Over These Internal Documents?" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 10:03 AM
  • "Apple v. Samsung - More Unredacted Documents Surface Re Foreman, 'Proof' of 'Copying' That Isn't"  Groklaw 10:18 AM
  • "'iPhone 5 fever' sweeps Hong Kong as mainland China awaits Apple's launch" AppleInsider 11:40 AM
  • "Average Wait Time for Mac App Store App Reviews Rising Significantly" MacRumors 11:42 AM
  • "Human Rights Groups Report A Surge In Highly Targeted Malware For Macs" Forbes 12:22 PM
  • "Former MobileMe subscribers retain 20GB of additional free storage through September 2013" Edible Apple 9:22 AM
  • "Apple gives former MobileMe customers free cloud storage" BetaNews 10:08 AM
  • "Mountain Lion: May be unable to save from Mail directly to iPhoto" Apple Support 8:28 PM
  • "Is Mountain Lion mishandling large drives? Some people are encountering a problem in which Mountain Lion stops accessing large-capacity hard drives." MacFixIt 3:58 PM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/Responses to reader questions about rolling back Safari versions in OS X, and more." CNET Reviews 12:24 PM
  • "How to share documents with iCloud" Macworld 8:04 AM
  • "Get your scanner to work with Photoshop CS6" Macworld 1:26 PM
  • "CyberLink PhotoDirector 4 Ultra review: Popular Windows photo-editor makes its debut on the Mac" Macworld UK 8:05 AM
  • "How to extract voice and text messages from an iPhone" Macworld 8:56 AM
  • "How To Give Your Mac A Checkup" Mactuts+ 8:34 AM
  • "Set Follow-Up Reminders For Important Emails With RSVP For OS X" AddictiveTips 8:43 AM
  • "How To Get Started With Photoshop CS6 – 10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do" Terry White's Tech Blog 7:34 AM
  • "Open a Files Enclosing Folder from All My Files in OS X" OS X Daily 3:19 PM
  • "Enable Twitter In Mountain Lion Notification Center [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Delete a podcast that won't go away on iOS device" Mac OS X Hints 10:06 AM
  • "Got Drawing Fever? iDraw Is To iPad What Adobe Illustrator Is To The Mac (almost, not quite, much cheaper)" Mac 360 7:35 AM
  • "Drag And Drop: The Free Way To Convert Audio From One File Format To Another File Format On Your Mac" McSolo 7:35 AM
  • "What's The Battery Level On Your Mac Keyboard, Mouse, Or TrackPad? The Free BatteryLevel Knows" NoodleMac 7:34 AM
  • "Yet Another Way To Get 5GB Of Free Storage For Your Mac (and use it right in the Finder)" Mac 360 7:34 AM
  • "How To Bring A Pad Of Digital Paper And Fingertip Writing And Drawings Tools To Your iPad" TeraTalks 7:34 AM
Press Releases
  • "Virtual TimeClock '12 Release 2: New Virtual TimeClock software release integrates seamlessly with ADP Pay eXpert® payroll in addition to a dozen time clock user enhancements." Redcort Software 6:24 PM
  • "Committed — GitHub Commits In Mountain Lion's Notification Center" Second Gear Software 10:29 AM
  • "Nihilumbra to haunt the Mac via Steam Greenlight" AppleTell 8:56 AM
  • "Bridge Project Coming to the Mac" prMac 10:42 AM
  • "MaBaSoft Releases World Clock Deluxe 4.8.2" prMac 8:04 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple faces second strike at Chinese factory" Bloomberg 8:11 AM
  • "Foxconn denies China plant hit by strike" Reuters 8:06 AM
  • "Strike at China Apple manufacturer: Workers' rights group says thousands have downed tools at Foxconn plant." AFP 8:11 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 maker Foxconn halts production as staff walk out" Telegraph 8:35 AM
  • "Foxconn: No work stoppages at iPhone factory" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "Apple backs web development resource site Web Platform Docs" AppleInsider 5:02 PM
  • "IDC: Apple nearly triples Vietnam tablet growth in Q2" ZDNet 12:21 PM
  • "Years of patent suit losses prompted Apple to strike back with iPhone filings" AppleInsider 8:43 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Patent Wars Affect Perception: Survey" Insider Monkey 11:02 AM
  • "Creative pushed Steve Jobs to armor up for the smartphone patent war" Ars Technica 11:19 AM
  • "'Find My iPhone' at Center of City Councilman's Crime Tale" The Mac Observer 7:56 PM
  • "Apple's Own Strategies Are Impeding Its Plan of India Debut – Tough Fight Ahead !" DazeInfo 7:43 AM
  • "Survey: Patent War Paints Apple 'Leader', Samsung Challenged, But We Might All End Up Losers" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "iPhone 5 gets soaked filming FlyBoard ad, survives: The iPhone 5 gets another torture test, this time filming a commercial for a wacky levitating wakeboard, and getting wet in the process." CNET News 4:12 PM
  • "Life in the iPartment, Sydney's perfect pad: IT began as an entertainment device, but one developer has turned the Apple iPad into an essential living gadget which controls everything from the temperature to what song plays when you get home." Daily Telegraph (AU) 4:03 PM
  • "Lord Alan Sugar: 'I'd give Outstanding Contribution to Steve Jobs'" T3 8:46 AM
  • "The ugly, scary year in Apple iPhone and iPad thefts" Network World 11:23 AM
  • "2 brothers charged in iPhone theft on Northwest Side" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Mayor blasts Apple maps app errors: 'Unforgivable, unprofessional and ridiculous' – that's how the Mayor of Burnham and Highbridge has described a series of errors on Apple's new mapping service." This is West Country (UK) 12:24 PM
  • "The Evolution Of Apple" [Slideshow] Forbes 2:34 PM
  • "iOS 6 no longer lets you gift apps on iOS devices" iDownload Blog 11:47 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Sprint says 'accidental dual fibercut' on network causing nationwide outages, attempting to fix issues" 9 to 5 Mac 3:53 PM
  • "Box talks up 'reinventing the game' for employees, partners at BoxWorks 2012" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Dorkbot ransomware worm targets Skype users" V3 11:52 AM
  • "Sprint Hands Out Vanity Phone Numbers" BYTE 12:25 PM
  • "Maxim Integrated to demo new wearable vital signs monitoring shirt at electronica 2012" EE Times 11:35 AM
  • "Wii U demo stations show up in NYC" TG Daily 11:45 AM
  • "Nintendo looks to be on cutting edge again" Seattle Times 11:29 AM
  • "Motorola confirms Webtop is dead" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Sorry, Charlie: Slick 'Wall Street' guys ousted by $1M geeks" New York Post 11:10 AM
  • "Hack in the Box kicks off jam-packed security conference: Speakers include Pirate Bay alumni, the iOS jailbreaking crew and famed hacker John Draper, aka 'Captain Crunch'" IDG News Service 10:48 AM
  • "Google offers credit cards to AdWords advertisers in UK, US: The credit card issued to businesses cannot be used for other purchases" IDG News Service 11:22 AM
  • "Matterport's 3D scans you can 'step' into" CNNMoney 10:22 AM
  • "The mouse faces extinction as computer interaction evolves" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:21 AM
  • "Progress Software says CEO to resign, may see revenue slippage" Reuters 10:03 AM
  • "Polycom aims browser-based cloud videoconferencing at enterprises, carriers: Users will be able to launch calls with RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite through Facebook, Skype and other platforms" IDG News Service 10:26 AM
  • "HTC Posts Record Profit Drop as Samsung, Apple Grab Sales" Bloomberg 10:14 AM
  • "Hacker claims responsibility for WoW carnage" TG Daily 11:45 AM
  • "WoW cities wiped out by 'exploit'" The Register 11:49 AM
  • "Angry Birds Star Wars coming next month" CNNMoney 9:31 AM
  • "Sprint Customers Can Get Their Own Vanity Number — If They Want to Pony Up $3 a Month" AllThingsD 8:14 AM
  • "Google's Motorola shows pirated Katy Perry video to prove value of its H.264 patents" Foss Patents 7:50 AM
  • "iMore show 318: One year later" iMore 10:06 AM
  • "iPhone 5, iOS Maps, Purple Haze, and Passbook. We hit all the hot topics." The MT Show 7:38 AM
  • "New iPad 3 with Lightning connector arriving this year?" TrustedReviews 7:44 AM
  • "Apple's Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter Begins Shipping" MacRumors 7:48 AM
  • "Apple finally starts shipping Lightning adapters: What's the damage?" Electricpig 7:50 AM
  • "Costly Lightning Adapters Beginning To Ship, One Month After iPhone 5 Launched" App Advice 8:28 AM
  • "iPad Mini design to top Apple's earlier tablets, analyst says" CNET News 8:15 AM
  • "Apple said to have ordered over 10m 'iPad minis' from suppliers this quarter" The Next Web 8:29 AM
  • "iPad Mini: Apple Orders More Than 10 Million Units For Q4, Says WSJ" TechCrunch 8:12 AM
  • "Research and Markets: Apple Supply Chain to Enter Mass Production for a New 9.7 iPad in August-September" Business Wire 9:46 AM
  • "Rumor: 10 Million iPad Mini Units Are Ordered By Apple" AppleBitch 8:30 AM
  • "Apple expecting 'iPad mini' to sell big, report says" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:49 AM
  • "iPad Mini mockups go close range" 9 to 5 Mac 12:23 PM
  • "iPad mini screen protector already being sold by Zagg: Apple has yet to confirm plans for a small tablet, yet Zagg is offering to protect its screen for $24.99." CNET News 8:15 AM
  • "iPhone 5 is a 'winner,' says Consumer Reports: Despite the Apple Maps snafu, the iPhone 5 is the best iPhone Apple has made, says the consumer publication." CNET News 9:43 AM
  • "China Resists iPhone Deal for China Mobile on Subsidy Concerns" The Mac Observer 7:44 PM
  • "Apple is now shipping software for a new version of the iPhone 4 (iPhone 3,2). Could this be China Mobile's iPhone?" 9 to 5 Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Launch date for 5th generation iPod Touch draws closer, but details remain murky" Edible Apple 10:31 AM
  • "Why There May Be an iPhone 5 Shortage" WSJ Blogs 8:10 AM
  • "iPhone 5 purple haze happens to all iPhones, Apple claims" Crave @ CNET 8:29 AM
  • "New iPad designation shows up in developer's analytics log" Edible Apple 11:20 AM
  • "Apple quietly improving iOS 6 Maps: Landmarks such as the Statue Of Liberty are now accurately rendered in 3D Flyover" Macworld UK 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Store app now supports iPhone 5" CNET News 10:32 AM
  • "The iPhone 5 Has A Bug That Makes The Screen Flicker" Business Insider 11:29 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Virtual Keyboard Screen Flicker Plaguing Some Users" The Mac Observer 11:29 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Train Conductor For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:12 AM
  • "Chicken Revolution : Warrior For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:12 AM
  • "Hello Moto For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:12 AM
  • "Digits 'the calculator for humans' goes half off for 99 cents (promo codes)" 9 to 5 Mac 5:44 PM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:38 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -17 Inch Models -$711 To $2,288 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:33 AM
  • "Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -New 27 Inch Models -$819 To $2,199 -BestPrices, Reviews, And Information" MacReviewZone 7:33 AM
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... $68 To $399 -The Best iPod Touch Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:34 AM

  • "Review: Apple EarPods are a Big Improvement" MacNews Blog 7:34 AM
  • "RHA MA450i noise isolating earphones a great alternative to new EarPods" TUAW 6:16 PM
  • "Brother HL-5470DW review: Cheap toner, solid printing" PCWorld 7:57 PM
  • "Review: PerfectFit Technologies Screen Shield for iPhone 4/4s" Run Around Tech 3:58 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Case Review: Cygnett Slate Blue Workmate Case for iPhone 5" MobileTechReview 12:23 PM
  • "ReadyCase combines iPhone case with multitool" CNET Reviews 12:24 PM
  • "Review: Maroo Rimu, Pango, Kara & Poro Cases for the iPad" Run Around Tech 9:07 AM
  • "Babyping video baby monitor review" ["There are similar products that include both a camera and display but this one connects to an iPhone or iPad across a home network."] Computeract!ve 9:47 AM
  • "iTwin review: USB dongle device allows secure file transfer for those sensitive about data" Macworld UK 9:31 AM
  • "Hanns.G HE225DPB LCD monitor review: Save money all-round with a low-power, budget LCD panel" Macworld UK 8:04 AM
  • "Guild Wars 2 review: Subscription-free online role-playing game makes a surprise appearance on the Mac." Macworld UK 1:59 PM
  • "Lego Batman 2 review: The dynamic duo get some super-friends in this enjoyable sequel." Macworld UK 8:05 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple Podcasts app review" iMore 4:23 PM
  • "Confused By All The Political Polls? Track Them All From Your iPad Or iPhone With PollTracker" BohemianBoomer 7:35 AM
  • "How To Add A Critical Feature To What's Missing From Apple's Maps On iPhone Or iPad" PixoBebo 7:36 AM
  • "'LiquidSketch' for iPad Review - Liquid Work of Puzzler Art" Touch Arcade 8:33 AM
  • "Headquake Sound Enhancer Doesn't Live Up To Its Hype [Review] Cult of Mac 1:57 PM
  • "FIFA Soccer 13 Review" Mac|Life 1:59 PM
  • "'Zaxxon Escape' Review - Hardly A Resemblance" Touch Arcade 2:33 PM
  • "Zaxxon Escape Review" 148Apps 9:07 AM
  • "World Conqueror 2 Review" 148Apps 11:28 AM
  • "Jumpmaster Review" 148Apps 8:33 AM
  • "'Wimp: Who Stole My Pants' Review: A Wimp in Name Only" Touch Arcade 12:25 PM
  • "Wimp: Who Stole My Pants Review" 148Apps 10:09 AM
  • "Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin Review" 148Apps 1:32 PM
  • "Snail Bob Review" 148Apps 2:34 PM
  • "Pet Wars HD Review" 148Apps 3:55 PM
  • "How-To: Use Passbook on iOS 6" 148Apps 12:23 PM
  • "MacMost Now 771: Putting Google Maps Back On Your iPhone" MacMost 7:38 AM
  • "Activate Siri Directly from the Earbuds" OS X Daily 3:19 PM
  • "Apple's fix for iPhone 5 camera's purple flare? Tweak the angle" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:09 AM
  • "In-depth Review: Apple's iOS 6 Maps & the alternatives 2: Maps and visualizations"  AppleInsider 9:33 PM
  • "Why the iPad Mini Will Succeed, Even If It Really Shouldn't" BYTE 5:28 PM
  • "How The iPad When From Monopoly To Minority Within A Year" BYTE 5:29 PM
  • "How the Hell Did This MacBook Pro End Up Like a Crumpled Paper Page?" Gizmodo 4:24 PM
  • "I Won't Buy Apple Products Until The Company Treats Overseas Workers Fairly" ReadWriteWeb 3:57 PM
  • "Why You Shouldn't Ditch Your Laptop For An iPad ...Yet" Business Insider 3:55 PM
  • "What We Want from iOS 7" Mac|Life 3:54 PM
  • "Angry Birds Star Wars and the evolution of the app market" BGR 1:59 PM
  • "When Apple got serious about software patents" CNET News 3:54 PM
  • "A NY Times Patent Expert Presents Negative Apple Spin" Patently Apple 1:55 PM
  • "An Inside Look at Apple's Role in the Patent Industry" MacRumors 1:01 PM
  • "The Macalope Daily: In-depth analysis" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:07 AM
  • "Could Lossy, HDR And Panorama-Friendly DNG 1.4 Replace JPG In iOS?" Cult of Mac 9:36 AM
  • "Apple vs. Google: It's a Matter of Management Says Vickers" Breakout 8:56 AM
  • "The iPad Mini Could Look Even Better Than The iPad" Business Insider 10:07 AM
  • "Research And Market Predicts New IPad Well As An IPad Mini" MacNews 9:36 AM
  • "Reports: Apple building 10M -- or is it 8M? -- iPad minis" Fortune 8:48 AM
  • "Here's Apple's Next Hit Product: If there are any doubts about the iPad Mini being a hit for Apple, those doubts can be put to rest." TheStreet 8:47 AM
  • "In pictures: renders of Apple's iPad mini tablet/Graphic designer's impression of Apple iPad mini" Macworld UK 8:45 AM
  • "The More I Look at It, the More I Want a Color iPad Mini" Gizmodo 8:43 AM
  • "Has Apple's iOS 'Jumped the Shark' with the Map Flap?" ZDNet 8:43 AM
  • "BlackBerry 10: Why RIM needs to fight like Apple to survive" Computerworld 8:15 AM
  • "Apple: 'Purple Fringing' Is Nothing But Plain Old Lens Flare [Opinion] Cult of Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Apple Says iPhone 5 Purple Lens Flare Is Normal" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Is Confident It Has Another Smash Hit Product On Its Hands" Business Insider 8:12 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' Retrospectives Deeply Flawed, Disrespectful" TheStreet 8:12 AM
  • "The day Apple's Steve Jobs got serious about patents" Fortune 8:09 AM
  • "iOS 6 Maps Alternatives, iPhone 5 Less Toxic than Most, A6 CPU Varies Its Speed, and More" Low End Mac 7:46 AM
  • "Behold! Apple's iPad mini Will Reign As King Of Earth's Tablet World (but needs a name change)" Mac 360 7:36 AM
  • "Google Finally Pushing for Tablet-Optimized Android Apps" ParisLemon 5:03 PM
  • "Editorial: Bring on the digital overthrow of publishing" Engadget 4:23 PM
  • "NFC: A Bust Already?" BYTE 12:25 PM
  • "The Webtop concept flop: Was Motorola just too early?" ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "Data Center Servers Suck — But Nobody Knows How Much" Wired Magazine 11:56 AM
  • "Why Some 7-inch Tablets Will Eventually Be Free" Techland 10:51 AM
  • "PlayStation Mobile Is Still a Letdown After All This Time" Techland 11:50 AM
  • "Protecting you and your mobile BYOD: A recent survey indicates that BYOD users are concerned about their employers' ability to access personal information from mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones and tablets." TG Daily 11:44 AM
  • "10 PC products that look like science fiction" [Slideshow] PCWorld 11:18 AM
  • "Cyber attacks cost U.S. businesses an average $8.9 million annually, study says" Network World 10:48 AM
  • "Native, Web, or hybrid: How to choose your mobile development path" InfoWorld 10:47 AM
  • "Do the virtualization math: When four CPUs aren't four CPUs" InfoWorld 10:47 AM
  • "Acer, Gateway already shipping Windows 8 PCs – crapware included" Houston Chronicle 10:45 AM
  • "How To Choose Best SSD For Midsize Data Centers" InformationWeek 10:05 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8 Spells Disaster for Blackberry" The Motley Fool 9:54 AM
  • "Why Facebook doesn't have to be cool anymore" NBC News 11:07 AM
  • "For Zynga, it's not game over yet" Fortune 10:43 AM
  • "Greg's Bite: Desktop 3D Printing" MacNews 9:11 AM
  • "Six hidden features in Apple Maps" Scoopertino 9:30 AM
  • "Funny video shows what happens when Apple's Siri gets jealous (Video)" VentureBeat 8:28 AM
  • "Alt Text: After Apple Map Flap, It's Time for Apologies All Around" Wired 8:18 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "OcularIP Introduces SLA iPad App" PRWeb 4:27 PM
  • "Give Your iPhone A Mini Cinema Display With This Crazy Accessory" Cult of Mac 1:57 PM
  • "SteelSeries launches mobile gaming gear for Android and iOS" TG Daily 11:46 AM
  • "Crazy Taxi drifts on to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch later this month" The Next Web 11:42 AM
  • "Chefs Feed, The App With Recommendations From Your Favorite Chefs, Unveils More Social Version 2.0" TechCrunch 10:22 AM
  • "Liquipel and Sparkhouse Create First Commercial Entirely Shot on Apple iPhone 5s" PRWeb 9:50 AM
  • "Elevation Dock+; Kickstarter success finally delivered, but lacks support for iPhone 5" ZDNet 9:48 AM
  • "New 'iMech Online' Gameplay Trailer Released" Touch Arcade 9:36 AM
  • "MouseSupport Tweak For iOS Updated With iPad 3 Compatibility" Redmond Pie 8:36 AM
  • "You Don't Need A Bigger Boat - Just Your iPhone Or iPad - To Capture SlideShark" App Advice 8:28 AM
  • "Bop It! Smash Keeps The Energy Ball Rolling With Smashing New Update" App Advice 8:28 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of October 8: Adam & Tonya Engst, Dave Marra of Apple, Kelly Guimont, Woodside Software and More" The MUG Center 8:07 AM
  • "Frost & Soft TPU Silicone Case for iPhone 5 (Blue)" USBfever 8:06 AM
  • "Gloosy Type Soft & Flexible TPU Silicone Case for iPhone 5 (Clear)" USBfever 8:06 AM
  • "Smart Leather Case Cover with Elastic Hand Strap and Flip Stand for iPad 2 / iPad 3 (Black)" USBfever 8:06 AM
  • "HotDoc for iPad Document Manager" MacPrices 8:06 AM
  • "'Blueprint 3D' 2.0 Update Will Let You Explode Any Picture You Want" Touch Arcade 8:06 AM
  • "BBC iPlayer Radio out today, iOS and Android apps in tow" Crave @ CNET 8:29 AM
  • "BBC Builds Out Its iPlayer Empire With iPlayer Radio, New iOS And Web Apps For Radio Service" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "Rovio: Star Wars Angry Birds 'is the best Angry Birds we've ever done'" VentureBeat 3:58 PM
  • "'Angry Birds Star Wars' Coming November 8 to iPhone and iPad" Touch Arcade 8:56 AM
  • "Angry Birds Star Wars Hits iOS, Android And Toys-R-Us On November 8th" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "Work Journal - The done list" prMac 8:57 AM
  • "Zombie Building - Super Rush Zombie Themed Time Management iOS Game" prMac 8:33 AM
  • "Movie App's Bad Dress Rehearsal Leads to Good First Performance" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Bubble Shooter Space Edition 1.0 for iOS - Space Age Puzzle/Shooter" prMac 8:04 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Silicon Valley pioneer thrives on challenges: Larry Ellison has never shied away from the spotlight and, even after all these years, he's not about to change that." San Jose Mercury News 11:29 AM
  • "Oracle Appeals Android Lawsuit: If at first you don't succeed, ask a higher court to intervene. Oracle continues its legal crusade to get Google to pay for Android." InformationWeek 10:04 AM
  • "How Oracle's pluggable databases will work: Pluggable databases, which will allow multiple databases to run under one copy, will offer new advantages in efficiency, Oracle executives argued at OpenWorld" IDG News Service 10:47 AM
  • "Oracle's Great Stack Attack/If Larry Ellison and his team delivered one message to customers during Oracle Open World it was this: We complete you." InformationWeek 10:46 AM
  • "Oracle professor calls for industry input in IT education" Computerworld UK 11:43 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Not Likely To Bid For Research In Motion" Seeking Alpha 9:54 AM
  • "Windows 8 PCs On Sale, With A Catch: Popular online retailer offers Gateway and Acer systems running Microsoft's new OS, but buyers may be better off waiting for official launch." InformationWeek 12:25 PM
  • "Windows 8 PCs hit Home Shopping Network early" PCWorld 11:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Sales exec promises 100,000 Windows 8 apps by January 2013" ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "Microsoft: 100,000 Windows 8 Apps Coming/Microsoft exec also predicts that new Windows 8 OS will be found on 400 million devices by next summer." InformationWeek 4:10 PM
  • "Fiorina: Whitman Got Dealt 'Very Tough Hand'" [Video Report] CNBC 9:51 AM
  • "HP: Why Bill And Dave Would Back A Break-Up Plan" Forbes 1:01 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Should Break Up to Boost Value, UBS Says" Bloomberg 3:59 PM
  • "Can Lenovo Overcome the Negative PC Bias?" TheStreet 9:49 AM
  • "Taiwan component makers worried about Lenovo plans to hike in-house notebook production" DigiTimes 10:32 AM
  • "AMD posts parody teaser video: Another tablet in the works?" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Exclusive: Cisco cuts ties to China's ZTE after Iran probe" Reuters 9:48 AM
  • "Cisco ends ZTE partnership over Iran probe" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Inmarsat, Cisco agree satellite services alliance" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Others Launch Web Platform Docs, A Web Standards Documentation Site" TechCrunch 11:38 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "At $640, Apple Prepares to Rally: Opinion" TheStreet 1:45 PM
  • "Apple Shares Lose Luster, But for How Long?" WSJ Blogs 1:32 PM
  • "Bearish Technicals Signal for Apple?" [Video Report] CNBC 1:57 PM
  • "Apple's Market Cap Falls Below $600 Billion" Mashable 10:50 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Drop on Apple Slump as Europe Ministers Meet" Bloomberg 11:41 AM
  • "Apple charts signal trouble ahead" MarketWatch 9:44 AM
  • "Meet one of the guys tugging on the Apple slingshot" Fortune 3:57 PM
  • "AAPL: Doug Kass Responds to Barron's Article" Barron's 8:56 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple, Facebook lead tech losses; Netflix rises/Morgan Stanley upgrades online movie firm; sector deep in the red" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks fall with third-quarter expectations: Columbus Day has bond market closed and trading volume light" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Drop on Apple Slump as Europe Ministers Meet" Bloomberg 10:14 AM
  • "Global Growth Worries Weigh on Stocks" FOXBusiness 10:44 AM
  • "Stocks Slide on European, China Uncertainties" TheStreet 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks end lower as global growth worries persist" CNNMoney 4:05 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Lower: U.S. stocks followed overseas markets lower as investors fretted over a sluggish earnings outlook, debt-laden Europe and China's slowing economy." [Paid Membership Required] 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks head for lower open" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks weighed down by resource sector/Doubts about duration of QE after jobs data hurts resource sector" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "Europe Woes Weigh Asian Stocks" [Paid Membership Required] 9:41 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop with Greece, Spain in focus/Bank shares trade lower in London, Frankfurt, Paris and Madrid" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "European Stocks Fall on Growth Worries" [Paid Membership Required] 12:15 PM
  • "Europe stocks down as debt crisis roils Europe, World Bank cuts Asia growth forecast" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:05 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:05 PM
  • "Tech Sector Stars' Stocks Soar" [Video Report] CNBC 12:20 PM

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