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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, October 9, 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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  • "Why Apple Is the Most Important Stock in the World"  Minyanville 10:36 AM
  • "Apple analysts are trying to calm their nervous clients: The stock is down 9.5% from its $705 all-time intraday high" ["'In sum,' he concludes, 'we believe concerns are overdone and this appears to be a typical consolidation after a big run.'"]  Fortune 8:17 AM
  • "Don't panic! No worms in Apple stock" CNNMoney 12:44 PM
  • "Here's Why the Next 3 Months Will Be Huge for Apple/The rest of 2012 is poised to be huge for Apple and it's all due to one product: the iPhone 5." TheStreet 9:27 AM
  • "IPhone 5 Shortage Spooks Apple Investors" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:57 PM
  • "EU antitrust chief hopes to settle Apple case soon" Reuters 4:47 PM
  • "Where's the iPad Mini Mystique? Apple typically holds details about its product development very close to the vest, but things seem quite a bit looser with the widely anticipated smaller iPad. 'It is not bad for folks to know that Apple is working on 7-inch tablets so they can wait to see how Apple would define such a product category,' said tech analyst Azita Arvani, 'but releasing volume numbers isn't good for any product company.'"  E-Commerce Times 8:33 AM
  • "Steve Jobs decided, 'we're going to patent it all' after $100M iPod fine" Macworld UK 8:21 AM
  • "Apple spends more on patents than R&D after Jobs patent vow" Crave @ CNET 7:47 AM
  • "Point Counterpoint on the Apple v. Samsung Verdict" Forbes 10:36 AM
  • "Lodsys Offers Update on In App Purchase Patent Dispute, Claims Licensing Momentum"  MacRumors 7:13 AM
  • "Lodsys in-app purchase patent validated by USPTO" Electronista 8:14 PM
  • "Lodsys claims momentum in patent fight as some indie devs leave US" Indie Research 1:23 PM
  • "Fake 'Bad Piggies' app installs adware, infects 80,000 Google Chrome browsers" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "iCloud for former MobileMe subscribers: Extension is now official" Betalogue 9:39 AM
  • "Developers stymied by Mac App Store approval delays" Macworld 6:19 PM
  • "Mac Growth Unlikely To Stall Anytime Soon" MacNews 8:52 AM
  • "Apple Configurator tool for iOS devices gets better iOS 6 support, Apple TV configuration and more" The Next Web 5:29 PM
  • "Multi-iOS device manager Apple Configurator updated with iOS 6 features, iMessage, bug fixes and more" 9 to 5 Mac 7:27 PM
  • "Power management hot keys in OS X: If you need to shut down or restart your Mac, you can do so using quick hot-key sequences." CNET Reviews 1:45 PM
  • "A Dragon That Takes Dictation and Controls a Mac by Voice" AllThingsD 8:54 PM
  • "Review: ChronoSync 4.3.5 a multitalented file sync and backup tool" Macworld 9:51 AM
  • "Getting started with Messages" Macworld 7:44 AM
  • "How to create a ringtone on your iPhone with GarageBand" Macworld 7:44 AM
  • "Command Line Work: New Users and Terminal (13) --Installing and Using the Utility, WGET" eXtensions 7:44 AM
  • "Mac Gems: Write 2 offers advanced word-processing features, minimalist interface" Macworld 1:48 PM
  • "10 of the Best Defaults Write Commands to Improve Mac OS X" OS X Daily 1:12 PM
  • "Adobe Flash: The Best Flash Ever Arrives Just In Time To Be Obsolete On The Mac" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "Got Mac? Need Drawing Tools? Can't Afford Adobe Illustrator? What You Need Is EazyDraw" NoodleMac 7:50 AM
  • "A Simple, Elegant, Inexpensive Way To Graph, Diagram, Flowchart, And Wireframe On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "What's the Best Mac Antivirus?" PC Magazine 11:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "Million Dollar Adventure from Nevosoft Now Available on Mac App Store" Nevosoft 9:30 AM
  • "Text Cleaner 3.6 Freshens Designer Toolbox: Adds InDesign, InCopy CS6 Compatibility" Text Cleaner 8:53 AM
  • "Sid Meier's Railroads arrives on OS X this fall" AppleTell 8:31 AM
  • "Virtual TimeClock Integrates with ADP for Fast, Accurate Payroll" Redcort Software 7:50 AM
  • "Best games for Mac" CNET 7:45 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPad mini could push total holiday iPad sales to nearly 30 million" BGR 8:15 AM
  • "CEO of MLB Advance Media floored by Passbook adoption, 12 percent of eTicket buyers already choosing the service" 9 to 5 Mac 6:20 PM
  • "Survey: iPhone, iPad ownership surging among teenagers" CNET News 6:21 PM
  • "Apple: OMG! Like, Teens Totally Love iPhones, Dude" Forbes 5:26 PM
  • "Taiwan wants Apple to hide new radar defense system in iOS 6 maps" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Taiwan Says Apple Maps Has Revealed Its $1.2 Billion Top-Secret Radar Base" Business Insider 8:21 AM
  • "Taiwan asks for Apple Maps censorship over military bases" SlashGear 8:22 AM
  • "Real Analysis Of Apple's Current Supply Constraint" Seeking Alpha 8:19 AM
  • "Record iPhone 5 sales could be short-lived as RBC slashes Q4 estimates" BGR 9:26 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Soars in Hong Kong, Creating Mass Shortages" Nasdaq 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Store Lottery the Only Cure for Hong Kong's iPhone 5 Fever" AllThingsD 8:24 AM
  • "T-Mobile To Stop Using 'Apple iPhone' Name For Bring Your Own Device Program?" TmoNews 8:13 PM
  • "1B+ Indians gain access to iPhone 5 on Oct. 26" 9 to 5 Mac 8:52 AM
  • "The iPhone 5 reportedly hits India on Friday, October 26" iDownload Blog 8:59 AM
  • "Redefining Medicine With Apps and iPads" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:12 AM
  • "McDonald's offers free use of iPads: An enterprising McDonald's in Virginia Beach, Va., decides that a suitable incentive for its customers is to offer them mounted iPads to peruse while they chew." CNET News 7:26 PM
  • "McDonalds Installs iPads to Keep Customers Entertained" PadGadget 7:26 PM
  • "10 Best Apple Products Ever" [Slideshow] TheStreet 9:38 AM
  • "Rare Apple-1 computer on display" [Slideshow] CBS News 1:44 PM
  • "Rare Apple 1 Computer: No Sale at Christie's Auction" ABCNews 7:25 PM
  • "The iPad Mini Is an iPhone [Video] Mashable 5:32 PM
  • "Watch The Chinese Make Fun of iPhone 5 by Introducing iPhone 20s (Video)" M.I.C. Gadget 5:32 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "3G flaw makes any device vulnerable to tracking" ZDNet 3:15 PM
  • "Firefox 16 Launches With Safari-Like Reader Mode On Android, New Developer Tools On Desktop" TechCrunch 2:51 PM
  • "Spear-phishers lie in wait at 'watering hole' websites: Security vendor Websense reveals that spear-phishing attacks now target groups rather than just individuals" Network World 12:02 PM
  • "RSA Launches Database Breach Prevention Tool: Distributed Credential Protection randomizes, scrambles, and splits passwords between two servers to help block criminals or hacktivists from stealing username and password databases." InformationWeek 11:34 AM
  • "'Start-Ups: Silicon Valley': Preview footage full of bikinis, booze and bawling" Silicon Valley 11:14 AM
  • "VMware Fights Lock-In Fears, Supports Rival Tools: VMware revamps vCloud Suite management tools to work with Microsoft's Hyper-V, Citrix Systems' XenServer, and open source Xen and KVM hypervisors, and run VMs across public and private clouds, including Amazon's EC2." InformationWeek 10:12 AM
  • "Google Brings More Than 100 Virtual Keyboards, Transliterations And IMEs To Gmail" TechCrunch 2:51 PM
  • "Google Dart cracks Top 50 list of programming languages" InfoWorld 11:37 AM
  • "Google updates enterprise search tool with raft of features" V3 3:06 PM
  • "RIM's PlayBook tablet pulled from US, Canadian online retailers: While some stock remains in the UK, RIM could be preparing a successor to the BlackBerry PlayBook" Techworld 2:58 PM
  • "Research In Motion: No BB10 Debut Until March, Analyst Says" Forbes 11:29 AM
  • "Facebook tests 'Want,' 'Collect' buttons and muscles in on Pinterest's turf" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Super Micro lowers first-quarter outlook" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "America's Cup race to be powered by tech" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "AOL Overhauls As Personalized, Cross-Platform Destination For Players" TechCrunch 2:52 PM
  • "Samsung's 10-inch Nexus Tablet Boasts iPad-Beating Display (Report)" LAPTOP Magazine 8:40 AM
  • "Like Apple, HTC begins reducing dependence on Samsung for smartphone parts" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "Phone lost, battery dead? Lookout Mobile knows when and where it died" VentureBeat 8:15 AM
  • "Project HOPE's accidental iPad ad" TUAW 5:29 PM
  • "Just Mobile talks about working with Apple" TUAW 10:12 AM
  • "'iPad mini' likely to be Wi-Fi-only – but revised 9.7in model will offer UK 4G: Industry sources increasingly confident that Apple will move into 7in tablet market, but will also launch revised iPads" The Guardian 4:58 PM
  • "'iPad Mini' Design Change Halts Production by Case Manufacturers?" MacRumors 12:28 PM
  • "iPods arrive while waiting for iPad Mini" CNET News 5:25 PM
  • "Apple ships mic-less EarPods with new iPod Touch" CNET Reviews 7:25 PM
  • "New iPod touch benchmarks surface as Apple posts user guide" iDownload Blog 7:47 AM
  • "Apple's new iPod touch starts shipping" GigaOM 7:58 AM
  • "Fifth-Generation iPod Touch Early Orders Are Shipping Now" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
  • "Customers Report iPod touch and iPod nano shipping, Apple still offers no launch date" Tap For Mobile 6:08 PM
  • "Apple's Lightning Authentication Reportedly Cracked, Unauthorized Third-Party Cables Coming" MacRumors 11:39 AM
  • "Apple's Lightning authentication already cracked?" iDownload Blog 11:39 AM
  • "Sterne Agee: iPad Mini Is Competition's Worst Nightmare" The Mac Observer 4:46 PM
  • "Apple iPad Mini pictures leaked: iPad Mini photos confirm design and Lightning connector" PC Advisor 7:45 AM
  • "Purported iPad Mini pictures leak via Twitter" CNET News 8:03 AM
  • "iPad mini pics surface - 32GB edition confirmed? - News - Trusted Reviews" TrustedReviews 12:31 PM
  • "iPad mini: rounding up the rumors/What we know about Apple's smaller tablet" The Verge 10:57 AM
  • "Developers: We warned Apple about iOS maps quality" CNET News 6:22 PM
  • "AAPL Actively Moving To Taiwan Semi, Says Bernstein, But It'll Take Time" Barron's 10:38 AM
  • "Is Apple Finally Switching This Key Component Supplier?" The Motley Fool 8:03 PM
  • "13-inch Retina MacBook Pro on track, says analyst: An analyst reiterates that a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is slated for production this quarter." CNET News 7:45 AM
  • "Mac mini inventories begin to dwindle, could signal next-gen Ivy Bridge model" O'Grady's PowerPage 10:37 AM
  • "Apple Reaffirms iOS Security Features" Apple Bitch 4:46 PM
  • "iOS 6 Alarms bug hits Australia: USA, UK, seemingly spared daylight savings SNAFU" The Register 4:47 PM
  • "Apple's Rumored Carbon Fiber Part Shipments Said to Be Result of Multi-Year Partnership" MacRumors 12:33 PM
  • "Consumer Reports Calls the Apple iPhone 5 a 'Winner'" Brighthand 9:26 AM
  • "Rumor: 13 Inch Retina Display MacBook Pro Launching Soon" Apple Bitch 4:47 PM
  • "Apple posts fifth-gen iPod touch user guide, device benchmarks point to 4S-like performance" 9 to 5 Mac 8:50 AM
  • "Apple Publishes iPod Touch User Guide For iOS 6 as eBook" iClarified 8:30 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Continuation of Apple's 'Slide-to-unlock' patent covers 'open-to-app' functionality" AppleInsider 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Wins New Touch & Two-Step Unlock Home Screen Patents" Patently Apple 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Wants To Let You Unlock Your IOS Device With A Gesture" MacNews 9:23 AM
  • "Apple Wins a Point of Sale System Patent & More" Patently Apple 9:50 AM
  • "Apple patents device-to-device location-sharing technology" AppleInsider 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Working On Multicolor Keyboard Backlight" MacNews 9:36 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "CarTunes Music Player For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:42 AM
  • "Big Fish For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:42 AM
  • "Go Pedometer For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:42 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:26 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:26 AM
  • "Refurbished Mac Pros -Prices Range From $709 to $4,799" MacReviewZone 11:59 AM

  • "iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S3: Who wins the battle between the two hottest phones on the market?" The Oakland Press 8:03 PM
  • "iPhone 5 vs. the HTC One X+: How does HTC's latest Android powerhouse compare to the iPhone 5?" Network World 8:58 AM
  • "Review: TakTik case for the iPhone 4 (Verdict: Rugged)" ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "Review: Colcasac Zagora Sleeve for Retina MacBook Pro" Run Around Tech 12:28 PM
  • "SLATE for iPad review: SLATE iPad stand from UK designer impresses with positive health benefits" Macworld UK 8:31 AM
  • "Review: Fitbit Zip needs a bug fix to be great" TechHive 8:58 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Tech tools to make grocery shopping easier" TechHive 8:32 AM
  • "Alternatives to Camera app can give you better iPhone photos: Apps offer more control, integrated editing, and extra sharing options." Ars Technica 11:10 AM
  • "BBC iPlayer Radio for iPhone and iPad review" Macworld UK 8:31 AM
  • "Tweetglass for iPad review" iMore 8:14 PM
  • "The Daily Planet for iOS review:: Review" CNET Reviews 8:13 PM
  • "Audiobooks on the iPad: the Good, the Bad, and the M.I.A." PadGadget 11:40 AM
  • "5 Ways To Love The Easy, Inexpensive, High Quality Audio Recorder For Your iPhone Or iPad (why it's better than iOS's voice memos)" McSolo 7:49 AM
  • "Review: Blue Microphones Mikey Digital for iPhone and iPod" Tap For Mobile 7:44 AM
  • "Mapsgate? Who Cares? Waze On Your iPhone Gives You Real Time Traffic And Navigation" TeraTalks 7:50 AM
  • "Do Old Habits Die Hard? Not So With Flipboard On iPhone Or iPad. Use One Free App To Read The World" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "My Fetish For Charts, Diagrams, Graphs, And Notes Is Satisfied By Grafio On My iPad" BohemianBoomer 7:49 AM
  • "Bad Piggies Indulges a Little Creative Nastiness" MacNewsWorld 8:33 AM
  • "Re-Volt Classic Review" 148Apps 12:34 PM
  • "Murder Room Review" 148Apps 8:34 AM
  • "Burrito Bison Review" 148Apps 11:08 AM
  • "Zenforms: Protectors Review" 148Apps 10:13 AM
  • "NBA 2K13 Review" 148Apps 8:05 PM
  • "Fin Friends Review" 148Apps 8:04 PM
  • "Sugar Kid Review" 148Apps 9:22 AM
  • "How to install Siri on iOS devices running iOS 6" iDownload Blog 5:31 PM
  • "New In iOS 6: How To Set Custom Notifications And Alerts For Each Mailbox" App Advice 8:31 AM
  • "How to Switch From the iPhone to Android: You don't have to give up the whole Apple ecosystem to embrace a Galaxy S III or other Android smartphone." CIO 8:09 AM
  • "How to Hide Newsstand in a Folder on iOS 6" MacTrast 7:56 AM
  • "Who Can Fix Your Broken iPhone?" BYTE 9:37 PM
  • "Three Hidden iOS 6 Features" App Advice 8:58 PM
  • "Why the iPhone 5 camera takes purple pictures: You're holding it wrong" ExtremeTech 9:26 AM
  • "Did Apple Make a Last Minute Design Change for iPad Mini?" PadGadget 8:04 PM
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review -The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 7:59 PM
  • "Opinion: Why Apple can't afford an iPhone 5S next year" Tap For Mobile 7:27 PM
  • "How Are Apps Shaping the 2012 Election? [Infographic] Mashable 6:19 PM
  • "Teenager Survey Shows Growing Ownership of iPhones and iPads" Daring Fireball 5:31 PM
  • "Any Apple Magic Left For iPad Mini?" BYTE 12:53 PM
  • "A Detailed Look At U.S. Technology Patents And Apple" Apple'n'Apps 12:52 PM
  • "Acer's $500 Windows 8 Tablet: Real iPad Rival/Iconia W510 priced right, could give Apple's new iPad run for its money in key areas like performance and mobility." InformationWeek 11:35 AM
  • "By focusing on products and not money, Steve Jobs was able to change the world" Edible Apple 10:14 AM
  • "This Is The Awesome, Radically Redesigned App Switcher We Want To See In iOS 7 [Gallery] Cult of Mac 10:04 AM
  • "Your iPhone 5 is already your 'iWallet' while Samsung warns NFC isn't working yet"  Computerworld 9:58 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg admired Steve Jobs' focus; Received free iPhone 5 from Tim Cook" Edible Apple 9:39 AM
  • "The New Crapware: Apple's Desire to Force Its Apps on Customers" The Mac Observer 9:22 AM
  • "Is iPad a Music Miracle or Digital Dud?"  PadGadget 8:33 AM
  • "Apple vs. Google: It's a Matter of Management Says Vickers" Breakout 8:32 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple, over promising and under delivering?" Electronista 8:24 AM
  • "Lodsys: more than 150 developers have licensed our patents" iDownload Blog 8:23 AM
  • "Anyone Else Having iOS Buyer's Remorse?" Gizmodo 8:18 AM
  • "Stop Buying iPads, Please" ["Before you starting writing me blistering e-mails, rest assured that I am not advocating the boycott of iPads. But I'd like to suggest a little restraint--or perhaps more effective communication--around what appears to be a buying craze among our nation's schools."] THE Journal 8:11 AM
  • "David is listening: Siri, Apple's voice-commanded digital assistant, might've got an upgrade. But developments in voice recognition tech mean that your next-next-gen smartphone will easily surpass Siri's passive listening capabilities, becoming a chat-happy, always-on life mate." Brand Republic 8:10 AM
  • "Apple's iPad Mini Is Just Like Pizza and Sex" TheStreet 8:09 AM
  • "Nuclear War: What Would Happen If Apple Buys Nokia?" PixoBebo 7:49 AM
  • "iOS screen fragmentation points to a shift in app development"  Revert To Saved 7:44 AM
  • "Four Windows 8 video ads leak, show you how to use the OS" Neowin 9:22 PM
  • "What Makes a Technology Cool,' According to Neil deGrasse Tyson" TidBITS 3:20 PM
  • "Is mobile broadband a luxury or human right?" CNNMoney 3:29 PM
  • "Long way before Hitachi's glass storage chip realizes potential" ZDNet 3:17 PM
  • "Win 8 fillip not enough for PC industry" ZDNet 3:17 PM
  • "Boxee TV Leaked — Cable Companies Should Be Concerned" Wired 3:12 PM
  • "How Tim and Chris Vanderhook are turning MySpace around" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 3:10 PM
  • "With Webtop Dead, It's Time to Rethink Modular Computing" Techland 3:05 PM
  • "To Keep Passwords Safe from Hackers, Just Break Them into Bits" Technology Review 2:55 PM
  • "10 reasons why the desktop PC will live forever" PCWorld 12:00 PM
  • "Will the future be written entirely in JavaScript?" InfoWorld 11:37 AM
  • "How to switch from the iPhone to Android: You don't have to give up the whole Apple ecosystem to embrace a Galaxy S III or other Android smartphone" InfoWorld 11:37 AM
  • "Cord-cutting on the cheap: Over-the-air HDTV saved to a Boxee DVR" Houston Chronicle 11:32 AM
  • "What O.J., Katrina, and 9/11 did to AT&T's network" [Slideshow] CNNMoney 11:30 AM
  • "What Was The Most Important Code Change Ever Made?" Forbes 11:28 AM
  • "Surprise! You Can Use Facebook For Caller ID." Forbes 11:28 AM
  • "Huawei hullabaloo hides Chinese minnows" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:25 AM
  • "How much do Google, Facebook profit from your data?" CNN 11:01 AM
  • "Does Mobile Antivirus Software Really Protect Smartphones? Bad news: Many mobile antivirus apps are useless. Here's what mobile device management and mobile application management experts say you should focus on instead." InformationWeek 10:12 AM
  • "A Quirk in Time Warner Cable's New Modem Fee" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:09 AM
  • "Nokia's David Will Have To Battle Against More Than One Goliath" Seeking Alpha 10:02 AM
  • "How to add 5.5 petabytes and get banned from Costco during a hard drive crisis" GigaOM 9:35 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Autodesk BIM 360 Glue now available for Apple iPad" Architosh 1:07 PM
  • "Event: New Vectorworks BIM Camps coming to NYC and SF" Architosh 1:07 PM
  • "Just Mobile Releases AluBase and AluRack, Two Iconic and Practical Stands for Mac Users" Run Around Tech 12:51 PM
  • "Woooosh! In slides a radical new navigation menu and a double Martini at the new App.Cat Lounge" App.Cat 12:50 PM
  • "Book 1: Diving In - iOS Apps For Non-Programmers, FREE in the iBookstore, $1.99 on Amazon Oct 9-11, 2012" Kevin McNeish 12:31 PM
  • "iBike Announces New Bike Products for iPhone 5" Thomas PR 12:27 PM
  • "Here's a Humongous New 8 Terabyte Thunderbolt Hard Drive" Gizmodo 11:44 AM
  • "New App Puts Old iOS Google Maps Back on Your iPhone—Sort Of" Gizmodo 11:37 AM
  • "Chillingo Phones Home With New E.T. iPad Game" PadGadget 11:08 AM
  • "Star Wars themed Angry Birds set for launch on November 8" Network World 10:40 AM
  • "Nike+ FuelBands arrive in two new colors at more Nike stores across the US, UK and Canada from October 31" The Next Web 9:22 AM
  • "Making a Comic on Your iPad" PadGadget 8:59 AM
  • "Retro Headphone With iPhone-Friendly Features" Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "LoopJoy and TheEndApp Collaborate to Showcase In-App-Purchase of Physical Goods" PRNewswire 8:49 AM
  • "Your iPhone Is Now Your Running Coach: PEAR Debuts Custom Training App" PRNewswire 8:49 AM
  • "Leading Investment Service Examines iPhone Suppliers" PRNewswire 8:49 AM
  • "Get SoLoMo Ready and Download Neolane's New Neo Events iPhone App at DMA 2012" Business Wire 8:48 AM
  • "Help Hit iOS Game Nihilumbra Gather Enough Steam As It Glides Toward Mac And PC" App Advice 8:38 AM
  • "iPad® Point of Sale Stand for Square™ by nClosures iPad Mounts" PRWeb 8:36 AM
  • "World's Largest Computer Wallpaper Website Launches Apple Mobile App" PRWeb 8:36 AM
  • "Qmadix Launches Epic Covers for iPhone 5" PRWeb 8:36 AM
  • "Behringer iNuke Boom Junior for iPhone, iPad" TUAW 8:34 AM
  • "Upcoming 'He-Man' Mobile Title Might As Well Be Called 'Brad Nicholson: The Video Game: The Sequel'" Touch Arcade 8:32 AM
  • " Launches An Immersive iPad App For Fans Of Live Indie Music" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
  • "Animal Lovers! A new iOS app is out and waiting for you!" prMac 9:20 PM
  • "Turns 1.0 for iOS - Never Forget Whose Turn It is Again" prMac 10:36 AM
  • "iPad App Helps Stimulate Baby Development" prMac 9:38 AM
  • "eContact Collects Complex Survey Data From Customers by iPad Touch Panel" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Popular customization app iTheme for iOS now adjusted to the iPhone 5" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Word Poker Live Free for iOS: MPOG Texas Hold'em Using Letters + Words" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Vicinno's educational game - Little Farm Preschool for iPad released" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Surprise friends with video on birthday from Birthday Calendar Plus app" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Go Go Games: Matching Adventures on the iPad for Children with Autism" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "New app will click for dog lovers - Clickety Dog Launches 4 October" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Forever Lost - A classically modern adventure game for iOS released" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Custom App Ventures Releases Ultimate Party App for iOS Devices" prMac 7:54 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Should HP Break Itself Apart? Examining UBS's Call For A Radical Restructuring" Seeking Alpha 9:59 AM
  • "HP doubles up SAP hard-hearted HANA appliances" The Register 3:03 PM
  • "Gates Has No Plans to Return to Day-to-Day Microsoft Job" Bloomberg 10:46 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO sees company becoming more like Apple" Reuters 9:37 PM
  • "Prices of Windows 7 notebooks declining; more Windows 8 tablets unveiled" DigiTimes 11:21 AM
  • "Windows 8 Gets A Post-RTM Update To Improve Battery Life, Media Playback And General Compatibility" TechCrunch 2:50 PM
  • "Microsoft delivers Windows 8 updates ahead of Service Pack 1" ZDNet 3:15 PM
  • "Microsoft, pushing Windows 8, makes Wi-Fi free in NYC and SF" CNET Reviews 3:42 PM
  • "Windows 8 Store Refuseniks Say Microsoft Is Too Much Like Apple" Wired 3:11 PM
  • "Microsoft delivers seven updates in October patch release" V3 3:07 PM
  • "Surprise! Microsoft patches latest IE10 Flash vulns on time: Issues fixes same day as Adobe's patch" The Register 3:04 PM
  • "Microsoft, Abobe patches beef up Windows security" TechNewsDaily 11:44 AM
  • "Microsoft: Users trying to get something for nothing wind up with malware/Downloading key generators to unlock software is linked to malware infection" Network World 12:04 PM
  • "Microsoft plans Michigan Avenue pop-up store" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 10:59 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO's bonus trimmed for Windows, browser misstep" Reuters 8:04 PM
  • "IBM, AT&T team on cloud services: The cloud service will use private networks rather than the public Internet" IDG News Service 11:04 AM
  • "AT&T, IBM Share Network to Lure More Customers to Cloud" Bloomberg 10:00 AM
  • "IBM Answers Oracle Exadata: PureData System for transactional, analytic, and operational deployments takes on Oracle, replaces IBM's Netezza appliances and Smart Analytic system." InformationWeek 10:13 AM
  • "IBM wrestles controls, pulls midrange array sales out of death dive" The Register 3:02 PM
  • "IBM takes on Oracle with PureData appliances" The Register 8:54 PM
  • "Intel: Street Keeps Cutting Estimates As Earnings Loom" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "Intel's Futurist: Tomorrow's Tech will be Humanized, Humorous" TheStreet 10:02 AM
  • "Intel's McAfee security group plans layoffs" Reuters 11:12 AM
  • "AMD launches its response to Intel's tablet processor: Advanced Micro Devices enters the Windows 8 tablet market with the Z-60 processor." CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "AMD Eyes Tablet Market With New Z-60 APUs" CRN 11:03 AM
  • "AMD finally makes tablet chip, the dual-core Hondo: Tablets with AMD Z-60 tablet chip, code-named Hondo, will be available by the end of the year" IDG News Service 11:04 AM
  • "AMD unveils 'sweet spot' processor for 'sexy' tablets: Z-60 aims between Atom and Core i3 for Windows 8 fondleslabs" The Register 3:03 PM
  • "AMD Z-60 'Hondo' APU unveiled: pictures" ZDNet 3:17 PM
  • "Has Chambers Tipped Hand On Cisco CEO Succession?" CRN 11:02 AM
  • "High Court Lets Telecom Firms' Wiretap Immunity Stand" [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Quantum computing pioneers from U.S., France win 2012 Nobel Prize: Serge Haroche of the Ecole Normale SupA(c)rieure and David Wineland of the University of Colorado won the Nobel Physics Prize prize for work on quantum optics" IDG News Service 11:04 AM
  • "Frenchman, American joint winners of Nobel Prize in physics" CNN 12:08 PM
  • "Frenchman, American win Nobel for quantum physics" Associated Press 11:21 AM
  • "Nobel Awarded to Scientists Who Learned to Control Quantum Systems" ScienceNOW 3:12 PM
  • "TransOS wants to displace desktop operating systems: Computer engineers at China's Tsinghua University are coding a cross-platform, cloud-based operating system for the masses." TG Daily 3:00 PM
  • "Open vs. Closed: The Cloud Wars" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:58 AM
  • "Good news for job hunters in Android, Linux, and open source: Related skills and expertise are being sought 'like never before,' Dice reports." PCWorld 12:03 PM
  • "10 top IT skills in demand: a one-day snapshot/Summary: Dice releases demand numbers for a range of skills -- led by close to 15,000 job openings for software developers." ZDNet 3:16 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Take A Bite Of Apple Today. Stock Could Get Juiced To $850 In 2013" Forbes 4:47 PM
  • "Apple Market Value Down $70 Billion Since iPhone 5 Release" Mashable 8:54 PM
  • "Stock Market and Investing: Apple's Stock Is Down Over 10%—Time to Buy?" CNBC 11:39 AM
  • "Apple Shares Slide as iPad Mini Rumors Swirl" Breakout 10:04 AM
  • "Apple builds indicate a strong 2H 2012, says Credit Suisse" ["Shares are Outperform rated with a $750 price target."] Theflyonthewall 8:05 AM
  • "Interpreting the Apple Bashboys" TheStreet 12:35 PM
  • "Apple Shares Hit Correction Territory: 'The Pie Is Almost Baked'" WSJ Blogs 12:35 PM
  • "Apple chart traces dreaded pattern" MarketWatch 8:02 AM
  • "Tossing Apple: Shares remain in a normal digestion period following a 17% rise in the Nasdaq Composite from the June 4 low. The action has been orderly, which indicates that large investors, the lifeblood of any bull market, are not departing the scene en masse." MarketWatch 8:39 AM
  • "Apple: Nomura Sets Neutral Rating; Sees Growth Slowing" Forbes 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Is Trading At 60-75% Premium To Its Sum Of Parts Valuation" Seeking Alpha 7:57 AM
  • "Apple After The Riot, Shortage, Strike, Etc.: Still A Buy?" Seeking Alpha 1:12 PM
  • "Is The Post-Jobs Apple Still A Buy 1 Year Later?" Seeking Alpha 9:23 AM
  • "Apple: Time To Reduce An Overweight Position" Seeking Alpha 9:28 AM
  • "Apple slips, rated neutral by Nomura" MarketWatch 11:10 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks tumble to lead Asia losses/Japanese stocks fell sharply to lead losses across Asian markets Wednesday, with growth and earnings concerns depressing investor sentiment." MarketWatch 8:35 PM
  • "Intel falls to 52-week low, leading tech retreat: Intel downgraded on pricing worries; Netflix also downgraded" MarketWatch 3:26 PM
  • "U.S. stocks fall hard on earnings caution: Aluminum producer Alcoa is due to report earnings after the close" MarketWatch 3:26 PM
  • "Stocks retreat ahead of earnings" CNNMoney 3:27 PM
  • "Stocks Hit by Global Growth Jitters, Earnings Worries" TheStreet 3:27 PM
  • "Wall Street falls as tech leads sell-off on earnings gloom" Reuters 3:27 PM
  • "Stocks Slide as Earnings Season Looms; Nasdaq Falls Sharply" FOXBusiness 11:31 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall While Commodities Gain, Treasuries Rise" Bloomberg 10:46 AM
  • "Stocks Sink Deeper: Stocks fell after a soft economic growth forecast from the International Monetary Fund put investors on the defensive ahead of the start to corporate-earnings season." [Paid Membership Required] 3:08 PM
  • "Stocks: Investors playing a waiting game" CNNMoney 9:34 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks jump to lead Asia" MarketWatch 9:40 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks slip on global-growth concerns" MarketWatch 9:40 AM
  • "Europe Stocks Sink on Growth Concerns" [Paid Membership Required] 3:28 PM
  • "World stocks fall on worries over Spanish debt, gloomy IMF forecasts, earnings jitters" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 3:28 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:28 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:32 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:36 PM
  • "4 High Paying Tech Stocks For Your Portfolio" Seeking Alpha 9:54 AM

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