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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, October 10, 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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  • "Apple Choice of IPhone Aluminum Said to Slow Down Output: Apple Inc.'s iPhone 5 supply shortfall is being exacerbated by a quality-control crackdown at Foxconn Technology Group that's designed to cut the number of devices shipped with nicks and scratches, according to a person familiar with the matter."  Bloomberg 7:57 AM
  • "Apple's Cook Grapples With iPhone 5 Scratches" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:58 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Supply Squeezed By Scuffgate Fix: Apple is trying to improve quality control practices along the iPhone 5 assembly line, which means it is taking longer to produce the new smartphone." InformationWeek 4:24 PM
  • "Apple $1000: Why it's time to buy/History has repeatedly taught us that the best time to buy Apple is when the bearish sentiment in the stock has reached the pinnacle of extreme pessimism. When every guest on CNBC is calling for the imminent demise of Apple, when every headline is making a case for why Apple has peaked, and when the stock continues to slide by over a 2% a day right in the face of a market rally, that's when you know it's time to buy."  Bullish Cross 8:05 AM
  • "UN agency's roundtable on wireless patent litigation reflects deep divisions in industry" ["A company like Apple can't allow others to abuse SEPs in order to force Apple to relinquish its crown jewels in the form of comprehensive cross-license agreements involving SEPs and non-SEPs on terms that don't meet Apple's strategic needs."] Foss Patents 8:15 AM
  • "UN locks Apple, Google, Microsoft in a room for patent peace summit: Tech titans including Apple, Nokia, Google and Microsoft will today argue the toss at a UN confab on whether patent law is stifling innovation." The Register 8:34 AM
  • "Apple vs Motorola - ITU aims for clarification after 'heated debate'" ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "Did Chinese IPhone Workers Really Go on Strike? If 4,000 people go on strike at an iPhone factory in China, will anybody know it? That's the question at the heart of an ongoing puzzle over whether, in fact, iPhone 5 production was shut down by a labor action in the northern Chinese city of Zhengzhou on Friday." Bloomberg 3:50 PM
  • "As VirnetX Vs. Apple Patent Trial Draws Near, Be Prepared For The Unusual" Seeking Alpha 8:32 AM
  • "AppleCare warranty terms targeted in new Italian class action lawsuit" AppleInsider 9:07 PM
  • "Confirmed: Apple-owned fingerprint software exposes Windows passwords/Exploit software is released one month after the serious weakness came to light." Ars Technica 8:10 AM
  • "Hacker finds Chrome vulnerability, closes in on $60K prize" TechHive 2:24 PM
  • "Apple subsidiary still not patching 'security' software that is making Dell, Samsung, Lenovo PCs vulnerable" VentureBeat 4:07 PM
  • "PC passwords exposed by flaw in Apple-owned fingerprint software" ZDNet 12:17 PM
  • "Apple Configurator Adds Support for New iOS 6 Features" iClarified 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Configurator 1.2: iOS 6 compatibility, bug fixes" FairerPlatform 8:19 AM
  • "Check defaults before altering hidden settings in OS X" CNET Reviews 2:51 PM
  • "Mac classics: Why BBEdit rules" Macworld 9:47 AM
  • "Dragon Dictate Is Final Cut Pro X To Apple' IMovie" MacNews 8:55 AM
  • "Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Mountain Lion Edition – The 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 12:25 PM
  • "Do more with Mountain Lion's Contacts" Macworld 8:14 AM
  • "Mountain Lion 101: Assign keyboard shortcuts to Mail outgoing accounts" TUAW 8:16 AM
  • "MacMost Now 772: Background Images in Pages" MacMost 7:47 AM
  • "Pro Player review: Check clips and their metadata quickly without opening your video editor." Macworld UK 8:20 AM
  • "Add VIPs to Mountain Lion Mail App, Make Your Special Friends Feel Good [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
  • "Use an SSD boot drive and keep Users on an encrypted data drive" Mac OS X Hints 10:55 AM
  • "Seasonality Core Is A Better Way To Track Weather On Your Mac (it's the next best thing to being there)" NoodleMac 7:49 AM
  • "Ripping Music To Your Mac Or iPhone? Try Radio Ripper And Record Internet Radio For Free Music" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "OS X Developers Becoming Frustrated By Lengthy Mac App Store Approval Delays [Report] Cult of Mac 9:34 AM
Press Releases
  • "'Pocket Planes' Gains iPhone 5 Support for iOS, New Mac App" MacRumors 11:39 PM
  • "Add a New Layer of Magic to Slideshows with FotoMagico 4" PRWeb 11:11 AM
  • "The Expositor's Bible Commentary - Revised" Accordance 9:18 AM
  • "Firefox 16 adds VoiceOver, limited web app support" FairerPlatform 7:54 AM
  • "Acorn 3.5 brings improved wand, layer export, Sunburst filter" FairerPlatform 7:49 AM
  • "Jumsoft's Inspiration Set Gets 30 New Templates for Pages" prMac 10:58 AM
  • "Cream newsreader for Mac learns what you like" prMac 7:44 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Suicide at Apple supplier in China caused by mistreatment, says victim's family: A worker fell to his death after trying to request a leave of absence from electronics manufacturer Foxlink, says his family" IDG News Service 8:35 AM
  • "Want to Dispose of Apple's iPod Packaging? Just Add Water" Mashable 9:06 PM
  • "Apple's Passbook scores home run with Major League Baseball" CNET News 8:35 AM
  • "MLB says it's seen impressive Passbook adoption thus far" iDownload Blog 8:30 AM
  • "In initial test run, Apple's Passbook accounts for 12% of MLB e-tickets" AppleInsider 9:50 AM
  • "Are iPhone 5 LTE speeds slower in Singapore?" CNET Asia 7:53 AM
  • "Taiwan wants Apple to blur sensitive military images" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Taiwan to ask Apple to blur satellite images of top-secret base available on iPhone 5" AFP 12:17 PM
  • "Apple Establishes Presence in Nigerian ICT Market" ThisDay Live 11:37 PM
  • "iPad, iPhone Popular Among Teens With Rich Parents" AllThingsD 8:25 AM
  • "Survey: Among U.S teens, iPhone ownership up 34%, iPads account for 72% of tablets" 9 to 5 Mac 9:28 AM
  • "Groupon targets restaurants with Breadcrumb iPad payment system" GigaOM 8:19 AM
  • "Touch system provides 'an iPad on every wall'" TG Daily 8:07 AM
  • "McDonald's lets customers use iPads" TUAW 10:55 AM
  • "Hasbro Reboots Furby Toy for an IPad-Obsessed Generation" Bloomberg 8:49 AM
  • "iPad Democracy: With New Online Voter Registration, Canvassers Go Paperless" TechCrunch 11:01 AM
  • "The typical Twitter user is a young woman with an iPhone and 208 followers" GigaOM 4:16 PM
  • "More Macs Than They Can Count: Inside the Moscow Apple Museum [Gallery] Cult of Mac 2:26 PM
  • "Rare Apple 1 fails to sell at auction" The Inquirer 8:35 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "German company unveils $12 ereader" TG Daily 11:51 AM
  • "Touch system provides 'an iPad on every wall'" TG Daily 11:50 AM
  • "Russian startup working on Intel to ARM software emulator: Elbrus Technologies in Moscow is developing an x86 to ARM binary translator for use on ARM-powered servers" IDG News Service 11:25 AM
  • "Be warned: your computer may be stealing your money/Cyber-security experts sound alarm over growing prevalence of sophisticated malware" The Independent 11:05 AM
  • "RIM to Devs: We're Ready for Your BlackBerry 10 Apps" AllThingsD 12:22 PM
  • "RIM CIO works the enterprise ranks of BlackBerry users" Computerworld 10:41 AM
  • "Pirate Bay founders, due to speak, go missing in action: Peter Sunde and Fredrik Neij were due to speak at Hack in the Box but never arrived" IDG News Service 10:40 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Specs Revealed" PC Magazine 11:20 AM
  • "Samsung says to launch Galaxy S Mini phone in Europe" Reuters 10:07 AM
  • "Verizon Launches VoIP With Google Apps Integration" InformationWeek 11:00 AM
  • "'Pinkie Pie' hacker trips up Chrome at Hack in the Box: It's the second time the pseudonymous hacker has submitted vulnerabilities to secure Google's $60K top Pwnium reward" InfoWorld 11:02 AM
  • "BAD, bad piggies! Fake Bad Piggies games sold in the Google Chrome web store may have infected 80,000 users with malware." TG Daily 11:51 AM
  • "Google Seeks Better Android Tablet Apps: By issuing guidelines to developers, Google hopes it can improve the quality of Android apps for tablets." InformationWeek 10:10 AM
  • "Google and LG's Nexus 4 outed by Carphone Warehouse" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Nokia Pokes at Apple Maps Errors to Seek Navigation Sales" Bloomberg 9:54 AM
  • "Google's Good-Guy Patent Routine Questioned by Authorities" Patently Apple 9:42 AM
  • "TalkCentral: Ep 69 – 'Steve Wozniak interview' In this special edition of the TalkCentral podcast, TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod sits down with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak for a wide-ranging discussion about recent developments in the technology industry." TechCentral (NZ) 3:14 PM
  • "Meet The CEO Who's Solved A Huge Problem With Your iPhone's Photos" Business Insider 2:51 PM
  • "Twitter, App.Net and 'secret' Apple Repairs" Your Mac Life 1:15 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM EDT" TUAW 12:40 PM
  • "An Imperfect Rhythm: Terry Cavanagh on Super Hexagon and the Difficulty of Difficulty" 148Apps 11:14 AM
  • "Iterate 31: Vermette" iMore 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft: Information concerning release of Office for iOS and Android is 'not accurate'" The Next Web 2:25 PM
  • "Microsoft: Office Coming to iOS and Android, Sort of, in Some Form" AllThingsD 4:23 PM
  • "Office for iOS and Android reportedly confirmed by Microsoft product manager, due March 2013"  The Verge 9:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Office for iOS Slated for March, Office for Mac Mentioned [Update] Mac|Life 3:14 PM
  • "Microsoft's Czech Unit Reportedly Confirms Office for iOS Coming in March 2013" MacRumors 9:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Product Manager Confirms Office Is Coming To Android & iOS In March 2013" Cult of Android 9:51 AM
  • "Office 2013 For iOS Devices Will Be Released In March 2013" AppleBitch 9:51 AM
  • "Will Office for iOS launch coincide with new iPad?" GigaOM 10:58 AM
  • "Quality-control crackdown causing iPhone 5 supply issues" Digital Trends 8:09 AM
  • "Aluminum choice being blamed for delays with iPhone 5 availability" iMore 8:18 AM
  • "iPhone Production Slows as Apple Improves Aluminum Quality" Gizmodo 8:06 AM
  • "iPhone 5 supply constrained due to stricter quality control measures regarding scratches" Edible Apple 10:37 AM
  • "Apple solves 'Scuffgate' but the fix is making it even harder to buy an iPhone 5" BGR 8:28 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Supply Squeezed By Scuffgate Fix: Apple is trying to improve quality control practices along the iPhone 5 assembly line, which means it is taking longer to produce the new smartphone." InformationWeek 8:57 PM
  • "Increased iPhone 5 Quality Control Standards to Address Scratches Slowing Production" MacRumors 8:38 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Approved in Brazil, Manual Suggests Portuguese Support for Siri" MacRumors 7:57 AM
  • "iPad Mini 'to be Wi-Fi only': Apple's 'iPad mini', which is expected to be launched next week, may be a Wi-Fi only tablet, according to reports." Telegraph 7:51 AM
  • "Rumor: iPad Mini Will Not Have 3G or 4G" AppleBitch 7:47 AM
  • "New iPad refresh tipped to get UK 4G and Lightning port" Crave @ CNET 8:37 AM
  • "Report tips iPad with UK LTE, says Mini will be Wi-Fi-only" Electronista 9:39 AM
  • "No 4G iPad mini, Wi-Fi Only, Says Report" Tapscape 2:13 PM
  • "iPad mini vs. iPad in Pictures: How Big Is It?" LAPTOP Magazine 9:45 AM
  • "Google's iOS Gmail App Has Steve Jobs Tribute in App Store Screenshots" The Next Web 8:00 AM
  • "Google sucks up to Apple: Secret Steve Jobs tribute found in iOS Gmail app" Electricpig 8:22 AM
  • "Developers: Apple ignored our warnings about iOS 6 Maps" Ars Technica 9:43 AM
  • "Bootleg Lightning Devices Coming For iPhone 5" BYTE 4:24 PM
  • "Apple gets yet another, broader slide-to-unlock patent" The Verge 3:21 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Chicken Raid For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:16 AM
  • "Two Towers2 For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:16 AM
  • "Martians For iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:16 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:47 AM

  • "Apple's amazing — yes, amazing — Thunderbolt display monitor" Washington Times 9:05 PM
  • "iPod touch unboxing & first-impressions (late 2012)" SlashGear 9:08 PM
  • "Apple iPod touch review (2012): Part MP3 player, part tablet — part point-and-shoot?" The Verge 11:43 AM
  • "Apple iPod nano review (2012)" The Verge 11:43 AM
  • "Camera Showdown: iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S" Mac|Life 10:58 AM
  • "Unboxing Apple's New iPods" Mashable 12:40 PM
  • "Western Digital VelociRaptor Duo review: High-performance Thunderbolt drive, with RAID options for professional users." Macworld UK 8:20 AM
  • "HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401dw review: A fast and affordable laser printer for small businesses" Macworld UK 8:20 AM
  • "Speck's PixelSkin HD For iPhone 5: Quite Possibly The Best TPU Case There Is [Review] Cult of Mac 2:26 PM
  • "Lego Batman 2 review: The dynamic duo get some super-friends in this enjoyable sequel." Macworld UK 8:14 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Rockmelt For iPad Keeps Social Focus With New Visual Interface" Forbes 11:39 PM
  • "RockMelt browser launches for iPad" USA Today 11:39 PM
  • "RockMelt for the iPad: Here Comes the Latest Social Browser" Techland 11:38 PM
  • "RockMelt For iPad: A Browser Built For Touch That Turns The Web Into A Feed So Content Comes To You" TechCrunch 11:38 PM
  • "Recall for iOS: A beautiful way to help you remember good music, movies, books and more" The Next Web 11:11 AM
  • "iTunes and App Store Reminders with Recall" MacStories 11:11 AM
  • "Review: Tablet apps fill in gap, won't replace PCs" Associated Press 3:49 PM
  • "Review: Marx Runner - Create Motivating Music While Running" MacTrast 4:18 PM
  • "Where's The Latest Earthquake? How Big Was It? QuakeWatch On iPhone Or iPad Gives You Details" Mac 360 7:48 AM
  • "How AroundMe Is The Perfect Addition To Apple Maps On Your iPhone (and it's fun to use)" BohemianBoomer 7:48 AM
  • "A Better Way To Take Notes On An iPad Includes Typing, Handwriting, And Audio Recording" McSolo 7:48 AM
  • "How To Transfer Photos From iPhone To iPad To Mac To PC And Back Again" TeraTalks 7:48 AM
  • "LodgeNet App Lets You Control Your Hotel TV" Best App Site 9:48 AM
  • "Appidemic: Boomtime Baseball for iPad" AppleTell 8:22 AM
  • "Letters with Pooh for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 8:18 AM
  • "Don't Get Caught in this GridBlock – iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:14 AM
  • "'Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin' Review: Journey to the Center of the Phluff" Touch Arcade 11:04 AM
  • "Paper Toss Friends Review" 148Apps 11:05 AM
  • "World Series of Yahtzee Review" 148Apps 8:38 AM
  • "Kingdom Royale Review" 148Apps 9:16 AM
  • "Bankr Personal Finance Review" 148Apps 3:52 PM
  • "'Pizza Driver' Review - Weird Al's Triumphant iOS Game Debut" Touch Arcade 3:50 PM
  • "The Iron Mouse iPhone Game Review" Tapscape 8:09 AM
  • "How to download and listen to podcasts on Android or iOS" Digital Trends 3:50 PM
  • "iTunes Match and streaming in iOS 6" iLounge 3:49 PM
  • "Experts: Apple Fans Wait in Line for the Sense of Community" Tom's Hardware 9:09 PM
  • "Considering insurance? Let this smashed iPhone 5 be a reminder" iMore 9:08 PM
  • "Developers claim they warned Apple about iOS maps" Neowin 9:08 PM
  • "Apple's new iPod family commercial hits the web" AppleInsider 9:08 PM
  • "Apple airs new iPod ad, Bounce" iMore 9:07 PM
  • "See Apple's New iPod TV Spot, 'Bounce'" Mashable 9:07 PM
  • "Eric Schmidt Would Love to Be CEO of Apple, Doesn't Take Microsoft Seriously and Is Wary of Facebook" Gizmodo 11:37 PM
  • "Google's Eric Schmidt: Apple has learned maps are hard" CNET News 8:50 PM
  • "Google versus Apple the industry's 'defining fight': Schmidt" Reuters 8:55 PM
  • "Eric Schmidt: Apple vs. Android is the defining fight in tech" CNET News 8:48 PM
  • "Apple may revamp entire iPad lineup for iPad mini launch" Tap For Mobile 8:02 PM
  • "All Hail the Fifth Coming of the iPhone" Vice 4:22 PM
  • "How iOS 6 is elbowing in Google and Facebook's turf" Digital Trends 4:18 PM
  • "Analyst: iPhone 5 is huge. Android takes it on the chin/Early signs that the success of Cupertino's latest entry is coming at Android's expense" Fortune 2:19 PM
  • "The Macalope Daily: He's baaaaaack!" Macworld [Insider Content] 12:41 PM
  • "Why an iPad Mini Would Be Popular Among Children and Teenagers"  Minyanville 4:29 PM
  • "What we think we know about the 'iPad mini': Rounding up the rumors and speculation about the supposed 7.85' iPad." Ars Technica 2:50 PM
  • "Noon passes without an iPad mini invitation from Apple" Fortune 12:41 PM
  • "Four Ways Apple Is Evolving Mobile App Management" ZDNet 12:17 PM
  • "Apple's Podcasts App is Also Horrible"  Mashable 11:08 AM
  • "What Has Steve Jobs Wrought?"  Forbes 11:44 AM
  • "Was Steve Jobs Really Irreplaceable? [Opinion]"  Cult of Mac 10:59 AM
  • "What Do Consumers Think of the iPhone Map App?" Mike Blumenthal 9:51 AM
  • "Would Steve Jobs Have Fired Mark Zuckerberg?" Forbes 9:45 AM
  • "Apple's Most Serious Rival, Samsung, Launches Its iPhone 5 Killer Tomorrow" Business Insider 9:41 AM
  • "Did Apple and Google really spend more on patents than R&D? Yes – but it's not all it seems" Technovia 9:16 AM
  • "Sorry kids, Christmas is cancelled. Too many new gadgets to buy" ZDNet 9:00 AM
  • "iPad Mini Rumors Du Jour and What They Say About Apple" Forbes 10:56 AM
  • "Does the iPhone 5 offer insights into what the iPad 4 or iPad mini might offer?" ZDNet 8:59 AM
  • "Many Apple Designers Are Sick Of Doing Things Steve Jobs's Way, And A Civil War Is Breaking Out" Business Insider 8:59 AM
  • "Apple's mini iPad: Three things it needs" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:59 AM
  • "Ultra-Slims' To Account For Quarter Of Mobile Market By 2015" MacNews 8:51 AM
  • "How Apple Will Keep The iPad Mini As Cheap As Google's Android Tablets" Business Insider 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Buying Foursquare Would Unlock Passbook's True Potential" App Advice 8:10 AM
  • "New Video Breaks Down How An Apple Patent Stomps All Over The 1st Amendment" Business Insider 7:59 AM
  • "Has IPhone 5 Set Back New Credit Card Payment Technologies?" TheStreet 7:54 AM
  • "Apple's Next Big Opportunity: Could It Be Remote Controls?" Forbes 7:52 AM
  • "What The Mac, iPhone, And iPad Really Need: A Multitouch Interface In The iSight Camera" Mac 360 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft, Amazon, Google, RIM, Nokia, And Samsung: The Desperation In Apple's Wake" PixoBebo 7:48 AM
  • "Lightning dock port creates iPhone and iPod accessory vacuum, for now" Tap For Mobile 7:48 AM
  • "2013 will be crucial year for broadband" ZDNet 12:16 PM
  • "Cloud computing: here we go again" ZDNet 12:16 PM
  • "Live Free or Die: The Origins of the Geek License Plate" Wired Magazine 12:06 PM
  • "World's Geekiest License Plates 2: Revenge of the Wired Readers" [Slideshow] Wired Magazine 12:06 PM
  • "New Google Nexus Hardware: Here Comes the Wave?" Techland 11:58 AM
  • "Like-A-Hug Vest inflates when you get a Facebook like" Mashable 11:34 AM
  • "Hands On: Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx" PC Magazine 11:20 AM
  • "Review: HP Cloud challenges Amazon and Google" InfoWorld 11:01 AM
  • "OpenWorld's Missing Ingredient" CRM Buyer 10:52 AM
  • "Fremont ranked top U.S. city for tech startups" The Argus 10:43 AM
  • "A better reason to avoid Huawei routers: Code from the '90s" IDG News Service 10:40 AM
  • "10 useful tablet accessories: Whether you plan to buy the rumored Apple iPad Mini, a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the Google Nexus 7 or another tablet, these accessories can improve your user experience." [Slideshow] CIO 10:38 AM
  • "Huawei could trigger a major crisis" Fortune 9:45 AM
  • "Research In Motion Pins Hopes On BlackBerry 10" The Motley Fool 9:45 AM
  • "All Eyes Turn To Boomers And How They Use The Internet" ReadWriteWeb 10:55 AM
  • "If The Microsoft Era Is Over For Good, It Will Be Because You Hate The Product In These Leaked Ads" Business Insider 9:34 AM
  • "I found the Apple Maps car! [pic] MethodShop 12:14 PM
  • "Apple's Upgrade From Hell Inspires Profane Sci-Fi Short Kernel PanicWired 11:10 AM
  • "Your old bookmarks are out to get you!" The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:49 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Social browser RockMelt launches iPad browser+reading app" GigaOM 11:38 PM
  • "Retro gamepad turns your iPhone into a Nintendo NES" APC Magazine 9:09 PM
  • "Candy-Colored Cases to Clothe Your iPhone 5" Gizmodo 9:06 PM
  • "New iPhone 5 case offers to fix purple flares" CNET News 8:51 PM
  • "Avernum 6 HD is now available for the iPad! Our huge, hit, award-winning fantasy adventure isn't just out for Windows and Mac anymore. Return to the world of Avernum, which is being devastated by invasion and famine. Explore an enormous world, explore dozens of dungeons and subterranean cities, and save your people before everything falls apart!" Spiderweb Software 8:03 PM
  • "Two new Slingbox devices to stream home video to OS X, iOS" Insanely Great Mac 3:51 PM
  • "Enjoy (and even buy) Art on the iPad with artCircles" PadGadget 2:53 PM
  • "Free Open BIM course aimed at getting Structural Engineers onboard with BIM" Architosh 1:15 PM
  • "'Topia World Builder' Hits Tonight, Here's A Trailer" Touch Arcade 12:40 PM
  • "Vlock: Show Off Your iPhone 5 Screen With A Video Clock That Doesn't Require Jailbreaking" App Advice 12:21 PM
  • "GoPro remote app for iOS now available" TUAW 12:15 PM
  • "VMworld: VMware Horizon update brings enterprise apps to the iPhone" V3 12:14 PM
  • "This Laser-Engraved iPhones 5 Looks Really Cool" Gizmodo 11:14 AM
  • "Just Mobile AluRack + Mac" iLounge 9:27 AM
  • "Great Word Games for your iPad" PadGadget 9:18 AM
  • "Angry Birds 2.3.0: Now With 15 Of The 'PIGGEST' Levels Ever!" RazorianFly 9:18 AM
  • "Barcode Scanner Company KoamTac, Inc. Adds Samsung Galaxy SIII, Apple iPhone 5 and Pantech Vega Racer Smartphone Cases" PRWeb 8:50 AM
  • "LifeTopix Becomes Official App of the Terra Naomi Tour" PRWeb 8:50 AM
  • "Only 18% Of Consumers Are Interested In Buying The iPad Mini" PRWeb 8:50 AM
  • "DomeSkin Announces a New Collection of Innovative 3D Skins for Apple's iPhone5, iPod, and Samsung Devices" PRWeb 8:50 AM
  • "iPhone Repair Prices Slashed by 30%" PRWeb 8:50 AM
  • "Research and Markets: AUO Is Expected to Enter Mass Production For 7.85 iPad Mini Panel in July '12" Business Wire 8:43 AM
  • "Dance Video App adds Gangnam Style creativity to your iPhone" Business Wire 8:43 AM
  • "iCade's Retro 8-Bitty Controller For iOS Is On Sale Now At $30" Cult of Mac 8:20 AM
  • "Hidden Radio begins shipping" TUAW 8:16 AM
  • "How To Add Emoji Icons To Your Default iOS Keyboard" App Advice 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Stores to carry Pear Sports Mobile Training kit" iPodNN 8:06 AM
  • "Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with Built-In Speakerphone, Introducing the ECOXBT from ECOXGEAR" Run Around Tech 8:14 AM
  • "Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Works While Floating on Water [Pics] Mashable 8:05 AM
  • "Groupon Gets Down To Commerce, Releases Newly Acquired Point-Of-Sale App Breadcrumb Bundled With A Free iPad" TechCrunch 8:16 AM
  • "Groupon Launches Breadcrumb iPad Payment Service in the US" The Next Web 8:01 AM
  • "Google stays true to its word, as Nik Software's Snapseed receives iOS 6 and iPhone 5 support" The Next Web 8:01 AM
  • "New iPhone app turns dating into The Game: Aimed at daters who are tired of feeling like a product in a catalog, this app uses game mechanics to help break the ice." CNET News 7:56 AM
  • "Duck Hunt Ringtone for iPhone" prMac 12:15 PM
  • "Parrot Trainer Pro - Now Available on the App Store" prMac 12:15 PM
  • "Foam Roller Techniques for iPhone and iPad is Now Available" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Ace Word Blitz - A Jumble Up Word Puzzle Game App for iPhone" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Jiffy for iPhone and iPad, quickly and reliably exchange contact details" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Atomic Ball 2.0 released for iOS - Popular Brick Busting Game" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Pocket Sweetie - Take care of a virtual girl in this sweet new iOS game" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "River Tests Puzzler for iOS is Updated with 3 New Puzzles and New Design" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Million Dollar Adventure from Nevosoft Now Available on Mac App Store" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "TC Games brings an Action RPG/Shooter to the iOS with Death Call 2" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "New Self Defence App Teaches Users to Defend Against Common Attacks" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "New Real Estate Calculator App Evaluates Profitable Investments" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "New Credit Score Calculator App Calculates Your Credit Score In Seconds" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "New App Let's iOS Users Get Where They Need to Be With Just One Tap" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Kids - Choose, wrap and deliver exciting gifts in Bamba Post Office" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Games For Girls, LLC releases new dress up game" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Face Changing Fun for iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Blue Arts reinvents Peg Solitaire with Slugs" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Become a mighty Roman god with All my Gods iPad" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "AeroDrift for iOS: A Incredible Speed-Platform Game" prMac 7:46 AM
  • "Mileage Recorder for iOS Makes Logging Your Travel Easy" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Limitless Computing's Circulizar Virtual Gift-Giving Mobile Facebook App" prMac 7:44 AM
Computer Industry
  • "PCs Are Dead, Death Knell for Dell" TheStreet 9:46 AM
  • "Dell: Investors Underestimate Enterprise Prospects, Says UBS" Barron's 12:24 PM
  • "Ballmer: Microsoft to Borrow Apple's Playbook" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "Ballmer aims chair at Apple after Windows package miss" The Register 11:56 AM
  • "Microsoft's Ballmer Talks Hardware, 'Fundamental Shift'" PC Magazine 11:20 AM
  • "Microsoft's Ballmer hints at hardware future" PCWorld 11:22 AM
  • "Microsoft: Shifting to 'devices and services'" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:04 PM
  • "Microsoft: Radical shift to devices, risk ahead of Windows 8" ZDNet 12:16 PM
  • "Microsoft Cuts Ballmer Bonus Citing Sluggish Online Unit" Bloomberg 10:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Cuts Steve Ballmer's Bonus Again" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:54 AM
  • "Microsoft chief's bonus slashed for third year" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:55 AM
  • "'Underpaid' Microsoft CEO Ballmer sees pay slip 4% to $1.32 million" Network World 11:25 AM
  • "Microsoft trims Ballmer's, Sinfosky's bonuses" Seattle Times 11:30 AM
  • "Netflix CEO Hastings to Leave Microsoft Board" PC Magazine 11:19 AM
  • "Windows 8 pops up on Amazon: The retail giant's U.K. Web site offers a peek at the various packages of Windows 8, including one geared for the European market." CNET Reviews 10:03 AM
  • "Windows 8 ads leak to the Web: Advertisements for Microsoft's forthcoming operating system have found their way online, with a keen focus on teaching users how to work the new software." CNET Reviews 10:04 AM
  • "Leaked Windows 8 Ads Confirm Once Again Microsoft Has Given Up On The Desktop" TechCrunch 11:38 AM
  • "Ballmer: Microsoft will make more gadgets like Surface" CNNMoney 12:20 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface pricing will be comparable to PCs -- analyst" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Now Skype Users Have Voicemail Spam Malware To Worry About" Forbes 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Bing: Joining The Mob To Throw Stones At Google" Seeking Alpha 9:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Judge Your Company's Cloud Readiness: Microsoft's Cloud Security Readiness Tool surveys the state of compliance, security, and infrastructure in advance of a move to cloud services." InformationWeek 10:09 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Office Web Apps to roll out to Office 365 users in late October" ZDNet 12:12 PM
  • "Microsoft: MS Points will remain on Xbox" Morningstar 11:51 AM
  • "Lenovo Bets Convertible Tablet Can Win Share From Apple" Bloomberg 9:48 AM
  • "Lenovo launches laptop-tablet hybrids" EE Times 10:52 AM
  • "Lenovo shows off Windows 8 gear: Tablets, RT convertible laptops, and Ultraportables" IDG News Service 11:22 AM
  • "Lenovo has Windows 8 convertibles covered with Yoga, Lynx and Twist" ZDNet 12:15 PM
  • "ARM, Intel battle heats up on networking front" EE Times 11:31 AM
  • "Tech giants to talk patent peace: The U.N.'s International Telecommunications Union is hosting the roundtable in its Geneva headquarters." CNET News 10:02 AM
  • "Tech firms and regulators meet at UN patent pow-wow" BBC 10:20 AM
  • "UN locks Apple, Google, Microsoft in a room for patent peace summit" The Register 11:55 AM
  • "Internet freedom under threat: Secret proposals threaten the end to a free, open internet." Sydney Morning Herald 11:35 AM
  • "IT workers staying put, CIOs staying longer: SIM survey finds that internal and external cloud development accounts for about 9% of IT budgets; offshore outsourcing growing" Computerworld 10:40 AM
  • "Next-gen Wi-Fi could end the battle for office bandwidth" ZDNet 12:12 PM
  • "Linux 3.7 will be armed for ARM: Kernel will ease pain of tailoring Linux platforms for low-power ARM, creating open source opportunities in mobile, desktop, and servers" InfoWorld 11:02 AM
  • "Linux on ARM breakthrough to take away Torvalds' arse pain: One kernel to boot them all and in the darkness bind them" The Register 11:56 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Here's Why All the People Freaking Out About Apple's Stock Crash Need to Take a Xanax" Forbes 3:23 PM
  • "Andy Zaky makes the case for buying Apple now: It's headed for $1,000, he says. $635.85 may not be the bottom, but it's close enough" Fortune 8:04 AM
  • "It's Not Just Apple: The so-called slump correction extends beyond the market's biggest stock. But opportunities loom for investors able to cash in on them." Barron's [Paid Membership Required] 7:45 AM
  • "AAPL: It Can Rally After Pullback, Says Hickey" Barron's 3:49 PM
  • "Apple Open Interest Explodes: Sets All-Time Highs" Seeking Alpha 8:33 AM
  • "Anticipating Apple's share price by following its capital expenditures" Edible Apple 2:07 PM
  • "Calling the End of the Apple Bubble" Forbes 11:44 AM
  • "Apple's Head-And-Shoulders Is Bearish Because People Think It Is" Forbes 10:57 AM
  • "Has Apple Lost It?" [Video Report] [Paid Membership Required] 4:29 PM
  • "Has Apple lost it? Falling share price shows investors getting nervous" MarketWatch 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's Cash Position Is Overstated By $70 Billion" Seeking Alpha 11:03 AM
  • "Apple slips, rated neutral by Nomura" MarketWatch 7:56 AM
  • "The Apple Effect and Nasdaq ETFs" Zacks 11:04 AM
  • "Confessions Of A 9-Year Apple Holder" Forbes 11:04 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Facebook, Zynga lead tech-stock losses/Social-media stocks slump, eBay makes gains following redesign" MarketWatch 4:13 PM
  • "U.S. stocks fall on earnings; Alcoa weighs on Dow: S&P 500 ends lower for fourth consecutive trading session" MarketWatch 4:14 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Alcoa Slumps Amid Earnings Concern" Bloomberg 10:26 AM
  • "S&P Drops for Fourth-Straight Day" FOXBusiness 12:18 PM
  • "Stocks Drop on Tenuous Start to Earnings Season" TheStreet 4:14 PM
  • "Stocks tumble on growth worries" CNNMoney 4:14 PM
  • "Dow Drops 129 Points: The Dow industrials took their biggest daily plunge in three months as outlooks from industrial, commodity and energy heavyweights added to concerns about a global economic slowdown." [Paid Membership Required] 4:15 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks close with sharp declines" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop as IMF warns over debt crisis/Divergent moves as EADS-BAE merger talks fail; Greece off 3.5%" MarketWatch 12:19 PM
  • "European Stocks Fall for Third Day" [Paid Membership Required] 12:19 PM
  • "Markets subdued on global growth concerns, Alcoa warning about demand despite upbeat earnings" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 12:04 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:06 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:35 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech Stocks Bearing Brunt of Recent Pullback" WSJ Blogs 9:45 AM
  • "Nasdaq's downturn cause for concern?" MarketWatch 12:23 PM

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