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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, October 12, 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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  • "Apple vs. Google is the Most Important Battle in Tech: The iPhone vs. Android fight is a dispute between two radically different visions for the future of computing."  Time 10:05 AM
  • "Apple Maps Issue Irrelevant as Massive iPhone 5 Buying Continues; Samsung By Far Best Positioned to Gain from Windows Phone 8"  ChangeWave Research 8:01 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 demand sets records, consumers unconcerned by Maps --Changewave"  Computerworld 8:03 AM
  • "ChangeWave: Forget Maps, iPhone 5 Is Still A Major Attraction With Demand At 'Record Rates'; WP 8 And Nokia Still Challenged" TechCrunch 8:55 AM
  • "ChangeWave: Maps issue had 0% impact on iPhone 5 sales" Fortune 9:34 AM
  • "For Apple, the iOS 6 Map Flap is just a mere speed bump: The miserable iOS 6 Maps rollout has given Apple a dose of reality orientation and badly-needed humility: when arrogance has been the company's operating principle. But at the end of the day, Cupertino will prevail."  ZDNet 9:51 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Usage Surpasses Samsung Galaxy S III Less than 3 Weeks on Market"  Chitika 8:54 AM
  • "Apple-Samsung Ruling Shows High Bar for Injunctions" [Paid Membership Required] 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Likely to Unveil 'iPad Mini' at October 23 Event"  AllThingsD 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Said to Plan Oct. 23 Debut for Smaller IPad Tablet" Bloomberg 11:58 AM
  • "Apple iPad mini rumors hum along" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:03 AM
  • "iPad Mini Said to Have 7 to 8 Inch Screen" [Video Report] Bloomberg 4:08 PM
  • "SBB and close from Apple license agreement. The Swiss Federal Railways SBB and Apple have reached an agreement on the use of the SBB station clock on devices like iPad and iPhone. That the two parties have governed in a license agreement." Google German-to-English: SBB 8:37 AM
  • "Apple agrees on licensing terms for use of iconic Swiss clock design" The Verge 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Licenses 68-Year-Old Swiss Clock Design From SBB Railway" Bloomberg 11:58 AM
  • "Tablets Still Causing Headaches for PC Sales: Credit Suisse says Apple shares look relatively inexpensive." Barron's [Paid Membership Required] 10:59 AM
  • "Apple's Philip Schiller Tops List As Most Influential CMO" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "Beijing's Third Apple Store Confirmed Landing in Wangfujing, Will Open Later This Month" M.I.C. Gadget 11:14 AM
  • "New Multiplatform Backdoor Jacksbot Discovered" Intego 3:23 PM
  • "Ubuntu's cloud storage service hits Mac in beta, with 5GB free" Ars Technica 10:58 AM
  • "Canonical's Ubuntu One Cloud Storage Service Comes To The Mac" TechCrunch 11:02 AM
  • "Mount network shares privately in OS X: You can prevent mounted network shares from showing up for other accounts in OS X." MacFixIt 3:25 PM
  • "IRC on a Mac: A Primer" Mactuts+ 9:03 AM
  • "Shortcat: Spotlight For The User Interface" MacStories 9:51 AM
  • "Cream: OS X RSS Reader With Instapaper, Pocket & Readability Support" AddictiveTips 9:39 AM
  • "MacMost Now 773: Storing iTunes Music On a Shared Drive" MacMost 8:03 AM
  • "Einstein's Legacy Monochrome review: Convert colour photos to monochrome" Macworld UK 8:59 AM
  • "Managing Dock From the Command Line" Amsys 11:25 AM
  • "Numbers: Export Your Contacts in Different Formats" The Mac Observer 9:04 AM
  • "Resolve Mac App Store download issues by removing cache folder" Mac OS X Hints 9:50 AM
  • "See What Your Friends Are Tweeting In Your Contacts App [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Mac 101: Safari bookmark shortcuts" TUAW 8:58 AM
  • "The Mac Calculator You Don't Have But Need More Than You Think You Do" Mac 360 7:56 AM
  • "The Easiest, Fastest, Least Expensive Way To Get Weather Conditions And Forecasts On A Mac" NoodleMac 7:55 AM
Press Releases
  • "Discover Safari's Finer Details in 'Take Control of Safari 6" TidBITS 12:04 PM
  • "Update For The Witcher Adds Lion & Mountain Lion Support" Inside Mac Games 9:36 AM
  • "Obscurity Hides Files in OS X in Plain Sight" Lifehacker 8:52 AM
  • "Coladia announces The Fall Trilogy - Chapter 1 : Separation for Mac OS X" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "iWeb SEO problem solved by MacMate" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Firefox security: Mozilla's issued a patch" FairerPlatform 7:56 AM
  • "Mac Printer Drivers: A fresh batch for HP printers" FairerPlatform 7:55 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple to show off iPad Mini at Oct. 23 event, report says" CNET News 8:21 AM
  • "No, really this time, the iPad Mini is coming on October 23" Digital Trends 8:52 AM
  • "Rumor: iPad Mini Event To Be Held On Tuesday, October 23" Apple Bitch 8:21 AM
  • "Report: Apple to launch iPad Mini at Oct. 23 event" GigaOM 8:26 AM
  • "Apple supplier refutes claim of suicide at China factory" IDG News Service 8:21 AM
  • "It's a touchy subject, but passing the HSC takes one tablet: No child will live without an iPad by the year 2013. And no parent will be spared the expense of buying that iPad ... or, if their child is prone to losing things, insuring it." Sydney Morning Herald 10:33 AM
  • "Several Schools in Australia Decide to go the iPad Way" PadGadget 10:33 AM
  • "iPad installation in Virginia McDonalds first in US" Electronista 8:32 PM
  • "Foxconn shares surge on brokerage report on iPhone orders" Reuters 8:51 AM
  • "Apple rumored to be expanding iPhone production to Foxconn subsidiary" AppleInsider 8:51 AM
  • "Days after Tim Cook's apology, Maps shows improvements" AppleTell 8:49 AM
  • "Artist Files Copyright Suit against Apple for Retina Display Photo"  Patently Apple 10:57 AM
  • "Photographer sues Apple over promotional eyeball image" CNET News 3:56 PM
  • "Steve Wozniak calls Apple arrogant: 'I wish the iPhone 5 was wider'" Macworld UK 8:35 AM
  • "Walmart Sells iPad Box Filled With Notepads" Mashable 9:38 AM
  • "New Lexus Ad Uses iPad To Animate Printed Page" Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "The Evolution Of Apple" [Slideshow] Forbes 11:04 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Holiday sales critical for Nokia after weak quarter" Reuters 11:53 AM
  • "Samsung possibly working on Galaxy Premier device" CNET 11:52 AM
  • "Whoops! BlackBerry rep shows off secret phone" CNET News 11:52 AM
  • "Best Buy Insignia Android tablet tipped via Facebook" TG Daily 11:29 AM
  • "Amazon Web Services upgrades cloud-based Linux implementation: The company has added the R language as well as Apache 2.4 and PHP 5.4 with a new version of the Linux kernel" IDG News Service 10:36 AM
  • "Facebook optimisation tests leaves some users locked out" V3 11:34 AM
  • "Twitter users report Facebook down in Europe, Anonymous claims responsibility" CBS News 9:59 AM
  • "Mozilla releases Firefox 16.0.1 to address four vulnerabilities" IDG News Service 10:51 AM
  • "SAP CEO Tackles Tough Cloud Questions: Jim Haggeman Snabe discusses SAP's ongoing transformation and takes on Oracle's version of the truth in this video interview from the InformationWeek 500 conference." InformationWeek 9:45 AM
  • "Google finalizes Web page speed module: The mod_pagespeed open source Apache module is now in use at more than 120,000 sites" InfoWorld 10:03 AM
  • "Google Officially Speeds Up Web Page Loads: Google's mod_pagespeed software, finally exiting beta after two years, reduces load times of Web pages served by Apache Web servers by as much as 50%." InformationWeek 9:45 AM
  • "Bromium Strengthens Desktop Security Using Virtualization" InformationWeek 9:44 AM
  • "Best Buy ready for battle with Amazon on pricing" CNET News 9:37 AM
  • "Sony reaches the Windows 8 finish line first with two quirky tablets" PCWorld 10:48 AM
  • "Sony unveils clever take on the all-in-one computer with the Vaio Tap 20" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:20 AM
  • "Infosys turns in lacklustre results, CFO steps down" ZDNet 11:40 AM
  • "Nintendo's Detailed 3DS Patent Surfaces" Patent Bolt 2:46 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Jim Dalrymple, of The Loop, and Michael Prospero, of Laptop magazine, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 9:12 PM
  • "Engadget Podcast 313 - 10.12.2012" ["01:20 - iPod touch review (2012)"] Engadget 11:15 AM
  • "5by5 | The Critical Path #58: Going Commando: We discuss composing presentations on an iPad while on the road and, at long last, the completion of the Critical Path book. We examine Apple's honing technique in design, and how it contributes to forging products that are as uniquely experiential as the traditional samurai sword." asymco 8:59 AM
  • "Podcast: Lightning Adapters, iPods, iPhone 5 Issues, + More" Insanely Great Mac 8:04 AM
  • "Apple hires Samsung, AMD chip veteran" ZDNet 8:27 AM
  • "Mysterious Green Glow seen on iPhone 5s"  The Register 8:16 AM
  • "Forget iPhone purple haze, now there's the green glow" CNET News 8:19 AM
  • "Apple's Lightning to 30-pin adaptor 'beautifully manufactured' but difficult to mod: An expert looks inside the Lightning adapter to determine whether it is worth the £25 Apple charges" Macworld UK 8:35 AM
  • "iPod touch glued together, difficult to repair and recycle" Macworld UK 8:35 AM
  • "iPhone 5 keyboard glitch is software-related: Fix incoming" Electricpig 8:56 AM
  • "TSMC Seen to be Sole 20nm Process Supplier to Apple Quad Processors" CENS 9:41 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Tapping TSMC for 20-nm Quad-Core Chips with Late 2013 Production" MacRumors 9:41 AM
  • "Report: TSMC to begin making quad-core mobile chips for Apple beginning 2014" iDownload Blog 9:41 AM
  • "Apple to drop chip-baking partnership with Samsung?" The Register 3:15 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly Set to Sole-Source Quad-Core Chips From TSMC" The Mac Observer 9:30 PM
  • "Korea-based panel makers expected to lose tablet panel market share in near future, say sources" ["The sources noted that Apple will most likely start using IGZO panels made by Sharp in the future for its next-generation iPad and is also allocating a large portion of its reported 7.85-inch panels to Taiwan-based AUO, which will further drop Korea-based panel makers' overall tablet panel shipment proportion."] DigiTimes 8:26 AM
  • "New iPad leads surge in Vietnam tablet market, says IDC" DigiTimes 8:26 AM
  • "Apple's iPad Sales Skyrocket in Vietnam While US Prepares for First-Strike Cyberattack" Patently Apple 11:15 AM
  • "5th Generation iPod Touch Teardown: Tough to Repair" Tom's Hardware 3:56 PM
  • "The five weirdest Macs of all time" Macworld 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Patent Expands on Biometric Identification Implementations" Wired 10:08 AM
  • "Apple files patent application for fingerprint sensor that can be transparent or opaque" Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "Third Parties Already Ready to Ship iPad Mini Accessories" PadGadget 11:28 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Expected to Launch in Malaysia on Oct 26" VernonChan 2:45 PM
  • "Ivy Bridge Mac mini Soon?, Best Mac Antivirus, PC Shipment Decline, and More" Low End Mac 9:43 AM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Default ringtone bug and the 'force close' apps debate" Macworld 1:08 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Aiko Island HD For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:39 AM
  • "Super Mega Worm For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:39 AM
  • "Monster Cats For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:39 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:14 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:14 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:14 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Prices $799 To $1,499 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 7:56 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Prices $699 To $1,599 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:56 AM
  • "Mac Game Deals: Up to 50% Off Quake 4, Doom 3, Rage: CE" FairerPlatform 8:14 AM

  • "Apple iPod nano (Seventh-Generation)" iLounge 4:13 PM
  • "iPod Nano review: Still the best plain Jane media player around" NBC News 3:58 PM
  • "Is the 5th-Gen iPod Touch Still Relevant? [Review] Mashable 3:30 PM
  • "Review: Fifth-generation iPod touch is faster, finer than predecessors" Macworld 2:54 PM
  • "The New iPod Touch Will Further Obliterate The Point-And-Shoot Market" TechCrunch 2:52 PM
  • "AppAdvice Goes Hands-On With The Seventh Generation iPod nano" App Advice 8:44 AM
  • "iPod touch 5 gallery" iMore 9:53 AM
  • "Nano-SIM redux: Using the iPhone 5 in the UK" ZDNet 11:55 AM
  • "Hands on: Twelve South accessories for Mac" Electronista 8:44 AM
  • "Hands-on with the STM Bags Opera and Harbour cases for Apple iPhone 5" ZDNet 11:53 AM
  • "Review: Ju-Ju-Be Giga Be Earth laptop bag" Macworld 1:08 PM
  • "8 Pieces of Flair for Your iPad" Wired 8:20 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Kumo Lumo – Cloudy With A Chance Of Rain" Apple'n'Apps 9:32 PM
  • "Netbot vs. Felix vs. Rivr: apps for iPhone shootout!" iMore 3:57 PM
  • "Rockmelt for iPad Lets Pictures Do the Browsing" MacNewsWorld 9:00 AM
  • "The ultimate iPhoto workflow" Macworld 8:53 AM
  • "You're Always In The Picture With Snap Clap For iOS" The Mac Observer 1:04 PM
  • "Thryve: A neat food-tracking app focusing on feelings and food-types over counting calories" The Next Web 8:36 AM
  • "One Of The Best Tools To Get Things Done Is This Nebulous Notes Writer's App For iPhone And iPad" McSolo 7:57 AM
  • "How To Beat Information Overload: Add Reeder To Your Mac Or iPhone" TeraTalks 7:55 AM
  • "An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Find A Garage Sale Or Yard Sale On The iPhone" BohemianBoomer 7:55 AM
  • "How To Avoid Information Overload: Create Your Own, Personalized iPhone Or iPad Magazine" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "Appidemic: Super Bunny Breakout for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:49 AM
  • "'Catch-22' Review - Paradoxically Fun" Touch Arcade 2:54 PM
  • "In A Permanent Save State Fills You With Wonder And Sadness" App Advice 3:35 PM
  • "Blade Guardian Review" 148Apps 9:39 AM
  • "Super Bunny Breakout Review" 148Apps 11:14 AM
  • "Cafe Once Upon a Time Review" 148Apps 10:12 AM
  • "Blue Libra 2 Review" 148Apps 10:11 AM
  • "Oh! Sheep Review" 148Apps 3:25 PM
  • "How To: sync Google Calendar to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone" The Verge 12:03 PM
  • "Top iOS6 Problems And How To Fix Them" BYTE 11:55 AM
  • "Customize Your Text Replies To iPhone Calls When Busy [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 3:37 PM
  • "Upgrading to a newer iPod for an in-car Dock Connector" iLounge 2:54 PM
  • "Switch Panorama Direction on iOS 6 with a Tap" Lifehacker 8:51 AM
  • "How to turn off Apple's new tracking system for advertisers on your iPhone, iPad" Houston Chronicle 10:33 AM
  • "Apple Is Tracking You Again in iOS 6 (And How to Turn It Off)" Gizmodo 8:34 AM
  • "The iPad Kiosk: Landing at an Airport Near You: Over the next two years, expect to see iPads in airport waiting areas and restaurants for tracking flights, ordering food and surfing the Web. The deployment challenge? Keeping the iPads secure and keeping the supply chain moving." Computerworld New Zealand 8:31 PM
  • "Think Like a Publisher" TidBITS 4:52 PM
  • "Would Apple leave Intel? Specific hardware adds to company's walled garden"  MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Apple's Cycle of Abuse" TheStreet 3:54 PM
  • "Apple Maps confuse 'Batman': In one of several movie trailers parodies, Batman finds his path to justice foiled by Apple's iOS map app. Jack Nicholson finds a torrent of bad direction in 'The Shining' too." CNET News 2:54 PM
  • "Did your Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter box arrive empty, too?" MacDailyNews 2:46 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 Vs Blackberry: What Are the Odds?" VernonChan 2:46 PM
  • "Life after Kickstarter: How Pro Pinball plans to return on iOS after failed Kickstarter campaign" RedBull UK 1:27 PM
  • "Apple: make a keyboard cover for the iPad" ZDNet 11:55 AM
  • "Apple's new iPad may be 'mini,' but it will soon be bigger than the full-sized model" BGR 10:20 AM
  • "Customer support: Kudos to Apple: To say vendor customer support has gone down hill is an understatement. It is refreshing to come across a company that still appears to put helping the customer high on its list." ZDNet 10:00 AM
  • "Apple's New Maps App May Need Work, But Its Turn-By-Turn Is Better Than Google's" Cult of Mac 9:39 AM
  • "Apple might unwrap iPad Mini on Oct. 23" CNET News 4:04 PM
  • "iPad mini Release Coming October 23" Tapscape 10:55 AM
  • "iPad Mini Announcement May Be Coming Oct. 23" Forbes 10:20 AM
  • "Smaller iPad to Be Introduced on Tuesday, October 23? 'Yep.'" Techland 9:40 AM
  • "iPad Mini may be unveiled on Oct. 23 — stealing limelight from Microsoft's Surface" VentureBeat 9:40 AM
  • "How The iPad Mini Will Embarrass Microsoft's Surface Tablet" Business Insider 9:33 AM
  • "Three Weeks In, and the iPhone 5 Is Already Dominating the Mobile Web" AllThingsD 9:49 AM
  • "The iPhone 5 Is Destroying Samsung's Galaxy S III Where It Matters—In Web Traffic" Business Insider 4:09 PM
  • "Soon Time For Samsung To Give Apple Back The Crown As New Survey Suggests The iPhone 5 Is Besting The Galaxy S III" App Advice 9:39 AM
  • "The iPhone 5 is already generating more web traffic than the Galaxy S III" BGR 9:11 AM
  • "Apple puts money where its mouth is, pays for Swiss railway clock design" Ars Technica 11:28 AM
  • "Apple and Swiss Federal Railways service reach agreement over iOS 6 clock design" Edible Apple 10:55 AM
  • "Apple Officially Licenses The Clock Design It Ripped Off For Its iPad App" Business Insider 9:33 AM
  • "Apple Agrees To License Iconic Swiss Federal Railways' Clock Design Used In iOS 6" TechCrunch 9:10 AM
  • "Apple does the right thing, licenses the iPad clock design from Swiss Railway" iDownload Blog 9:03 AM
  • "Further signs the 2012 iPod nano is the worst Apple product in awhile." Drewbot 8:43 AM
  • "90% of consumers say Maps issue 'irrelevant' as iPhone 5 selling at record pace" VentureBeat 10:54 AM
  • "Apple Maps Issues Have Little Impact on iPhone 5 Sales" 24/7 Wall St. 8:36 AM
  • "If Apple IPad Mini Is Real...Is It Now Delayed?" SiliconBeat 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Lose a War With Apple; So Will Google" TheStreet 8:15 AM
  • "Google Math And Apple Math Are Not The Same Kind Of Math" PixoBebo 7:57 AM
  • "Rock 'n Roll Is Back And It Fits Into Your Hand Or Pocket Better Than An iPhone" Mac 360 7:57 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak calls Apple arrogant over iPhone 5 design; Woz wants something wider" Edible Apple 7:54 AM
  • "CloudFlare Lights Up Without Big-Name Server-Sellers" Wired Magazine 11:36 AM
  • "Sony's Tap 20: This Desktop PC Thinks It's a Tablet" Techland 11:32 AM
  • "Here Come the Touchscreen Desktops and Laptops" Techland 11:32 AM
  • "Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight e-reader review" Register Hardware 11:31 AM
  • "Why Some CIOs Have More Staying Power Than Others" CIO 10:52 AM
  • "How to get your first cloud computing job" InfoWorld 10:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Lose a War With Apple; So Will Google" TheStreet 9:31 AM
  • "Videogames may stay in slump for holidays: Sector remains challenged despite strong pipeline of Q4 releases" MarketWatch 9:19 AM
  • "Is New York's Digital Boom Slowing Down?" AllThingsD 9:18 AM
  • "Netbooks, Tablets, and Good Enough Computing" Tech.pinions 10:02 AM
  • "What Is The Real Impact Of Sprint's Japanese Lifeline?" ReadWriteWeb 9:11 AM
  • "Still More (Unwarranted) Death Knells For The Personal Computer" MacNews 9:01 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "If Instagram Were More About Words Than Things, You'd Have Whims for iOS | TechCrunch" TechCrunch 8:19 PM
  • "Daily Brick Announces Build Your Own LEGO iPhone 5 Dock Kits" The Mac Observer 8:09 PM
  • "This Massive Gallery Of iPhone 5 Wallpapers Will Blow You Away" Cult of Mac 3:36 PM
  • "Grove's Making The Sexiest, Bamboo-iest Cases Yet For The iPhone 5" Cult of Mac 3:34 PM
  • "Action Movie FX 2.0, Skype WiFi, my AT&T, Kik Messenger, more" 9 to 5 Mac 3:15 PM
  • "Using an iPhone to detect ear infections" TUAW 1:20 PM
  • "7 Super-Slim iPhone Cases" Mashable 12:15 PM
  • "Heads Up: 'Avengers Initiative' is On Sale for Half Price" Touch Arcade 12:15 PM
  • "Purple Flares Got You Down? CamHoodie Case For iPhone 5 Can Help" TechCrunch 11:55 AM
  • "Sure, Why Not: 'Bad Piggies' the Cookbook Goes Digital" Touch Arcade 11:28 AM
  • "Design studio Teehan+Lax updates their great UI design templates for iOS 6 and iPhone 5" The Next Web 11:28 AM
  • "Freebie Alert: 'Super Mega Worm' Goes On Sale" Touch Arcade 9:41 AM
  • "Debuting the Vision Machine iPad app!" ["Speakers: Andy Ihnatko, Barrett Fox, David Libby, Greg Pak, Jonathan Coulton, Karim Ahmad, Phil LaMarr"] New York Comic Con 9:15 AM
  • "Enjoy World Renown Art and Design on the iPad with Top Museum Apps" PadGadget 8:59 AM
  • "iPad app listens to conversations, suggests topics" TUAW 8:58 AM
  • "Angry Birds The Particle Physics Board Game: Rovio And CERN Collaborate On Making Learning Quantum Physics Fun" TechCrunch 8:55 AM
  • "E.T. gets an iOS makeover" TG Daily 8:43 AM
  • "Control Home Heating and Cooling Costs with New Smartphone Controlled Thermostat and Save Hundreds $$$" Business Wire 8:29 AM
  • "Hoverboard Hero Game Released for iOS and Android" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Play with Fred a New App for the Youngest Children" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Crustalli releases Kick the Buddy: Trick or Kick 1.0 for iOS" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Numerology: Baby Namer Helps Parents Name Their Baby, With A Twist" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Award-Winning Montessori Numbers Celebrates 10K App Sales with 66% Off" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Speed Kittens just hit the App Store: Hot-shot kittens take to the skies" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Skyline 1.0: Now available for iPad" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Schedaroo Now Supports Images, Emoji And Facebook Pages" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "New App to Manage iOS6's Do Not Disturb Whitelist" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Mobile puzzle action fun heats up & you douse the blaze in Fire Busters" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Hello Kitty starts to run a cafe on mobile - Hello Kitty Coffee" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Grocery Shopping List Pro Maximizes Shopping Productivity and Efficiency" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Chat Farm HD - Talk with the Animals" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Appsoft Studio Revolutionizes Image Slicing Tool with Image Slices App" prMac 8:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft, Intel, AMD Among Big Tech Earnings Next Week" TheStreet 9:05 AM
  • "HP, Dell may see falling global PC market shares in 2013, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 10:09 AM
  • "Dell joins the parade of Windows 8 systems" CNET News 9:39 AM
  • "Dell Rolls Out Windows 8 PCs for Pre-Order" PC Magazine 10:46 AM
  • "Dell will still offer Windows 7 after Windows 8 launch: Dell said it will offer Windows 7 as an alternative OS to Windows 8 to business and gaming customers" Computerworld 4:40 PM
  • "Dell XPS Duo 12 Convertible Tablet With Windows 8 Now Available For Pre-Order" Forbes 9:24 AM
  • "Dell, IBM address the smart grid's Big Data challenge" ZDNet 11:40 AM
  • "Windows 8 Device Onslaught: Top Smartphones and Tablets Set To Take On Apple's iPhone 5 and iPad" HotHardware 11:55 AM
  • "Windows 8: Ready, set, preorder/With two weeks to go before Windows 8 and Windows RT launch, Microsoft and partners are slowly opening the availability pipe." CNET Reviews 9:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Now Accepting Windows 8 Pre-Orders" PC Magazine 10:46 AM
  • "Computer Makers Start Windows 8 Device Pre-Orders" WSJ Blogs 1:23 PM
  • "Microsoft To Go All-In With $1.5B Windows 8 Marketing Blitz" TechCrunch 11:25 AM
  • "MS plans $1.5 billion in Windows 8 marketing" Morningstar 11:28 AM
  • "Microsoft to start Windows 8 marketing blitz this weekend" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:39 AM
  • "Prices and packaging for Windows 8 go public" ZDNet 11:40 AM
  • "Windows 8 Prices Revealed Online: Major online retailer posts pricing and shipping dates for Microsoft's new, radically redesigned operating system." InformationWeek 11:54 AM
  • "Windows 8 retail pricing revealed by early-bird retailer" PCWorld 10:47 AM
  • "New Microsoft Office hits 'RTM' milestone: The new Office is complete and will reach enterprise customers next month, with general availability in the first quarter next year, Microsoft said" IDG News Service 10:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Office 2013 coming in November" V3 11:34 AM
  • "Poisoned links plague Microsoft's Bing search: Malware-embedded images are the greatest threat on all search engines" CSO 10:52 AM
  • "Afraid of BYOD? Intel shows a better way/Intel does more than manage user devices: It embraces and actively invites them in" InfoWorld 10:35 AM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices Cuts Sales Forecast on PC Weakness" Bloomberg 9:54 AM
  • "AMD sinks 10% on revenue warning amid weak PC demand" CNNMoney 11:49 AM
  • "AMD Hondo-based products to be launched in mid-November at the earliest" DigiTimes 10:09 AM
  • "AMD preps layoffs that could hit 30 percent of its workers: The PC chip maker could announce the move as soon as next week, CNET has learned." CNET News 8:03 PM
  • "SOPA reincarnates to hold your computer hostage" ZDNet 11:41 AM
  • "US prepares first-strike cyber-forces" BBC 9:51 AM
  • "Future cyber attacks could rival 9-11, cripple US, warns Panetta: Defense Secretary laid out why the military should help defend critical infrastructure (see video below)" IDG News Service 10:03 AM
  • "Defense Secretary Panetta Sees a 'Pre-9/11 Moment' for Cyber Security" FOXBusiness 10:31 AM
  • "Panetta warns of 'cyber-Pearl Harbor'" Salon 10:58 AM
  • "Bluetooth 4.0 to boom in 2013, say handset makers" DigiTimes 10:10 AM
  • "Linux Foundation floats Secure Boot workaround: The Linux Foundation's UEFI approach won't secure computers but will allow homegrown Linux distributions to work with new hardware" IDG News Service 10:51 AM
  • "'Stop-gap' way to get Linux on Windows 8 machines to be issued: The Linux Foundation is temporarily supporting a Microsoft security policy to ensure Linux isn't blocked from running on PCs installed with Windows 8." The Register 11:31 AM
  • "Linus Torvalds interviewed by Slashdot readers" ZDNet 11:39 AM
  • "Linus Torvalds Compares Hard Disks to Satan" Wired Magazine 11:37 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "What is Apple's Realized P/E ratio?" asymco 8:59 AM
  • "Apple 'Most Overowned' U.S. Stock, Friedberg Says" [Video Report] Bloomberg 11:57 AM
  • "Ho, Boy: Apple Shares Could See More Selling" WSJ Blogs 11:28 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: AMD losses lead weak day for tech stocks" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks tick down ahead of earnings onslaught" CNNMoney 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks Slump as Financials Retreat" TheStreet 4:06 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Consumer Confidence Tops Estimates" Bloomberg 9:23 AM
  • "Stocks Poised to End Week in the Red" FOXBusiness 4:06 PM
  • "Dow Snaps Losing Streak—Barely" [Paid Membership Required] 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks: Higher on record JPMorgan profit" CNNMoney 9:03 AM
  • "Energy, mining sectors lead U.K. stocks lower" MarketWatch 11:44 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks muted before China data; Tokyo slips" MarketWatch 9:08 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Advance on Japan-China Talks, U.S. Jobless Claims" Bloomberg 9:21 AM
  • "Asian Shares Mixed; Caution Before China Data" [Paid Membership Required] 9:16 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe sees 1.7% weekly loss on growth fears" MarketWatch 11:44 AM
  • "European Stocks Fall as Lagarde Warning Offsets U.S. Confidence" Bloomberg 11:44 AM
  • "European Stocks Pull Back" [Paid Membership Required] 11:45 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:09 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:09 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/ Shares of some top computer companies were up at the close of trading" CBS News 9:21 PM
  • "The Future Of Tech Investing: 6 Dividend Tech Stocks To Consider" Seeking Alpha 9:23 AM

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