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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, October 15, 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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  • "Exclusive: Apple Nabs Amazon A9 Exec Stasior to Run Siri — But Does Hire Signal a Bigger Move Into Search?"  AllThingsD 3:21 PM
  • "'Siri, why did Apple hire Amazon's William Stasior to run you?'" GigaOM 3:59 PM
  • "Apple Hires Amazon Exec to Take Control of Siri" Mashable 3:59 PM
  • "Siri hears her new boss is ex-Amazon exec, report says" CNET News 4:26 PM
  • "Is this why Apple moved its iPad mini launch? Cupertino just might be playing hard ball with one of its major rivals." ["So what happened this time? My guess is Microsoft happened. Apple's event is now rumored to be two days before the respective Windows 8 and Surface tablet launches. Is this is coincidence? No way. Not in my opinion."]  Fortune 7:57 AM
  • "How Apple's iPad Mini Will Steal Microsoft's Windows 8 Tablet Thunder"  PC Magazine 12:24 PM
  • "What An iPad Mini Really Means For PC Sales"  Seeking Alpha 8:00 AM
  • "iPad Mini Pricing Framed In Light Of Apple's Dedication To Margins" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Appeals Tokyo Court's Ruling for Samsung in Lawsuit" Bloomberg 8:42 AM
  • "Moving from love-hate to hate-hate: Apple gets serious about reducing Samsung reliance on smartphone chips"  The Korea Times 8:17 AM
  • "Samsung official cites serious chip rift with Apple -- report"  CNET News 8:17 AM
  • "Source: Apple, Samsung supply relationship near collapse" Electronista 8:17 AM
  • "Samsung Gets Bigger Payday From Apple's A6 Processor Production, But Kept Out Of Design" TechCrunch 8:43 AM
  • "Apple Announces Grand Opening of New Beijing Apple Store, Opening This Saturday" M.I.C. Gadget 8:22 AM
  • "SNL switches from Final Cut Pro to CS6/Adobe Premiere Pro" 9 to 5 Mac 12:28 PM
  • "How to invoke alerts from the OS X Terminal" CNET Reviews 6:22 PM
  • "Review: Tweeki is a beautiful, mobile-like desktop client for Twitter" PCWorld 6:28 PM
  • "Tracking Stolen Macs with Undercover 5" MacStories 12:45 PM
  • "Finally, serious Lightroom photo syncing on the iPad – no iPhoto required" Gravitational Pull 9:51 PM
  • "Great Photo Pro review: Apply a huge variety of stylish effects to your photos with total ease" Macworld UK 8:24 AM
  • "HDRtist Pro review: Simplify the creation of HDR images" Macworld UK 8:24 AM
  • "Command Line Work: New Users and Terminal (15) --Permissions and chmod" eXtensions 10:00 AM
  • "Make Safari More Secure By Disabling The Saved Website Password Feature [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
  • "View Contacts Tweets and @Reply Directly from the Contacts App in OS X" OS X Daily 6:21 PM
  • "Try The Little Photo Tool That Does What iMovie Does Not (get a crisp, clean photo from a movie)" NoodleMac 7:38 AM
  • "Mac Power Users Rejoice. Your Hotkey, Menu, Keyword Launcher Butler App Is Here" TeraTalks 7:38 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Create Coloring Books For Kids (add photos, too)" Mac 360 7:38 AM
  • "How To Stitch Photos Together On Your Mac To Create Panorama Images" McSolo 7:38 AM
  • "End The Desktop Chaos On Your Mac With The Desktop Groups Tool" BohemianBoomer 7:38 AM
  • "Where Do You Find All The File Information About Video And Audio Files? Free iMediaHUD" Mac 360 7:38 AM
  • "101 Requests for Final Cut Pro X: October 15th" FCPXtv 7:39 AM
Press Releases
  • "It Looks Like Borderlands 2 Will Be Coming To The Mac" Cult of Mac 9:11 PM
  • "TUAW Bookshelf: Learning Unix for OS X Mountain Lion" TUAW 7:13 PM
  • "Adobe Ships Acrobat XI Allowing Users To Manage PDFs In The Cloud" The Next Web 2:58 PM
  • "Adobe ships Acrobat XI featuring new cloud services" Macworld 2:58 PM
  • "TenFourBird: An up-to-date PPC Mac email client" FairerPlatform 12:13 PM
  • "TweetDeck 2.0" TidBITS 11:22 AM
  • "Check the AppStore toplists all around the world with Toplists for Mac" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "SCSC Releases a new introductory video on Scannerz for Mac OS X" prMac 7:42 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone Sales Are Messing Up Economic Data All Over The World ... In A Good Way" Business Insider 8:15 AM
  • "As iPhone Mobile Data Usage Soars, Voice Calls Dive" Forbes 9:45 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments decline 4.5% sequentially in 3Q12" ["Apple had the best performance in the quarter with a sequential growth of nearly 30%. The vendor's new products announced in June have received good feedback from the market, and the company was able to maintain a stable orders each month in the third quarter."] DigiTimes 8:11 AM
  • "Apple jump in global slump: Macbook sales up 30%, overall notebook sales down 4.5%" VentureBeat 11:55 AM
  • "Apple, Other Ultrathin Notebooks Get Green Grade: EPEAT says Apple, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba notebooks meet its environmental standards." InformationWeek 9:50 AM
  • "iOS Gains 5 Percent Market Share Over Android in September Following iPhone 5 and iOS 6 Launch, According to Velti Report" MacPrices 1:40 PM
  • "iPhone 5 popular in Gaza despite poverty: Apple's new phone reaches the Strip via smuggling tunnels and is selling well despite inflated prices." Reuters 3:09 PM
  • "iPad voice app back after patent spat: Mute kids get 'voices' back" The Register 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Is Reportedly Turning Passbook Into A Way To Buy Things At Its Stores" Business Insider 12:35 PM
  • "Apple Store Payment Card Heading To Passbook" App Advice 3:05 PM
  • "Apple Stores reportedly set to support Passbook-based purchases" AppleInsider 6:56 PM
  • "Can I Interest You in an Accessory for That Unannounced iPad Mini?" AllThingsD 8:30 AM
  • "More car companies link iPhone nav apps to dashboard displays" TUAW 8:28 AM
  • "Felix Baumgartner skydives from 24 miles above earth; Uses MacBook to assist his efforts" Edible Apple 11:27 AM
  • "Mischievous Monkey Destroys Tourist's iPhone in China" M.I.C. Gadget 8:22 AM
  • "Teen's iPod Exposes Racial Profiling And Violence In NYPD's Stop & Frisk Interrogations. Watch The Video" TechCrunch 6:29 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Ever Wondered What a Live Botnet Looks Like? A visualization of the ZeroAccess botnet reveals a vast empire of fraud." Technology Review 4:33 PM
  • "Consumers Aggressively Migrate Data to Cloud Storage in First Half of 2012" iSuppli 3:59 PM
  • "Amazon Phasing Out Kindle DX [Report] Mashable 10:02 AM
  • "9 Breathtaking Places You Can Explore With Google Street View" [Slideshow] Mashable 9:57 AM
  • "Affected by ebook price-fixing? Amazon has a few shiny pennies for you" The Register 9:47 AM
  • "AT&T set to start six-strike anti-piracy campaign?" CNET News 9:12 AM
  • "New Gadgets Assist the Blind: Companies Are Developing Technologies That Allow Visually Impaired Users to Feel More Connected to Society" [Paid Membership Required] 8:31 AM
  • "Apps gone free (mostly)! We review a bunch of iOS apps this week." The MT Show 7:36 AM
  • "Apple also planning new Mac minis for launch alongside smaller iPad" 9 to 5 Mac 2:18 PM
  • "A Small Apple Event: Brand New Mac Mini Will Launch In Weeks" Apple Bitch 3:23 PM
  • "Let's Get Small: 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina Will Join iPad Mini at Apple Event" AllThingsD 12:13 PM
  • "13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display confirmed for Apple event" 9 to 5 Mac 8:23 AM
  • "13-inch Retina MacBook Pro due with iPad Mini, report claims" CNET News 7:50 AM
  • "13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display to debut at rumored iPad Mini event, says 9to5Mac" The Verge 8:09 AM
  • "13 Inch Retina Display MacBook Pro To Appear Alongside iPad Mini" AppleBitch 8:35 AM
  • "More Claims of 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Coming at Next Week's Media Event" MacRumors 12:13 PM
  • "[Rumour] Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display to Debut With iPad mini" VernonChan 12:13 PM
  • "Retailer leaks iPad Mini price list starting at £200: But inventory leaker admits catalogue could be filled with placeholders" The Register 8:32 AM
  • "Apple preps 23 October $249 iPad mini as iPhone 5 beats Galaxy III" Computerworld 8:50 AM
  • "Apple iPad Mini 'to start at £200'" Telegraph 9:47 AM
  • "iPad Mini Accessories For Sale" BYTE 7:46 AM
  • "Thinner iMac with teardrop profile imminent tips board leak" SlashGear 8:07 AM
  • "2012 iMac Internals, Display Revealed" Tapscape 7:37 AM
  • "Geekbench: the new iPod touch cannot hold a candle to the iPhone 5" iDownload Blog 8:42 AM
  • "Benchmarks Reveal New iPod Touch Isn't Even Half As Fast As iPhone 5" Cult of Mac 8:21 AM
  • "Details leak for Google's iOS 6 Maps application" BGR 8:25 AM
  • "[Leaked] Apple iPad mini Lineup and Pricing" VernonChan 7:39 AM
  • "Apple Files for 'Guided Access' TM & Xbox Music Debuts" Patently Apple 8:50 AM
  • "Apple extends iMac hard drive replacements to '09-10 models" CNET News 7:25 PM
  • "Hard drive replacement program now covers iMacs sold from 2009-2011" Ars Technica 10:07 AM
  • "Your iMacs May Be Eligible For A Replacement 1TB Hard Drive" Forbes 12:31 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Great Solitaire HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:23 AM
  • "JAM: Jets Aliens Missiles For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:23 AM
  • "Robots Attack! For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:23 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:36 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:36 AM
  • "Closeout, Refurbished & Used Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Prices From $639 To $1,599" MacReviewZone 11:23 AM
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Prices $432 To $999 -The Best Mac mini Prices, Reviews AndInformation" MacReviewZone 11:26 AM

  • "Review: iPod nano (7th generation) combines the best of its predecessors" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "MacMost Now 774: iPod Nano 7th Generation" MacMost 12:46 PM
  • "Screens test: Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3" CNET News 7:25 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Camera Is a Rapid-Fire Wonder" MacNewsWorld 8:41 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Review – What's Up and What's Not" Wired 9:45 AM
  • "The iPhone 5 Review: Has It Been Worth the Wait?" VernonChan 12:37 PM
  • "iCade 8-Bitty hands-on: Cool controller, not enough games" CNET Reviews 3:09 PM
  • "Cord Cutters:, the DVR for cord cutters, reviewed" GigaOM 12:27 PM
  • "A Streamin' Box for the TiVo and iOS Crowd" Wired 8:34 AM
  • "Review: Skullcandy's Slyr headset delivers sweet sounds at a sweet price" TechHive 6:31 PM
  • "Musician's Corner: Hands-On Review Of Logitech UE 6000 And 9000 Headphones" App Advice 6:30 PM
  • "The Joy Factory's Charis Wheelchair Mount For iPad Is Awesome" The Mac Observer 2:52 PM
  • "Review: Macally Semi Translucent Protective Case for iPhone 5" Tap For Mobile 3:17 PM
  • "Essential accessories: Clutter busters and travel-bag basics" Macworld 8:19 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Circa's New iOS App Will Change The Way You Consume News" TechCrunch 12:43 PM
  • "Dooo Is A Nice Todo App For Doers [Review] Cult of Mac 12:43 PM
  • "Polaris Office Review" Mac|Life 8:42 AM
  • "Get Great Deals on Wine and Doorstep Delivery with Lot18 Wine for iPad – iPad App Review" PadGadget 6:30 PM
  • "A look at The Week's new iPhone app: Dennis Publishing's The Week launches new iPhone edition with the same content and features as the title's award-winning iPad app" Journalism UK 8:07 AM
  • "Appidemic: Clone Camera for iPhone, iPod touch" AppleTell 8:23 AM
  • "Review: Bacon takes flight in Bad Piggies for iPhone" Macworld 8:25 AM
  • "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (iOS): Not So Great" The Mac Observer 12:44 PM
  • "'Payback 2' Review – It's Payback Time" Touch Arcade 12:35 PM
  • "'Devil's Attorney' Review - 'One More Turn' Becomes 'One More Case'" Touch Arcade 3:08 PM
  • "It's Time To Race Through Space In Skyriders" App Advice 4:33 PM
  • "Calendars by Readdle Review" 148Apps 9:47 AM
  • "Convertible Review" 148Apps 1:38 PM
  • "WarCorps: Genesis Review" 148Apps 8:27 AM
  • "Funky Smugglers Review" 148Apps 12:05 PM
  • "ThinkInvisible Review" 148Apps 10:07 AM
  • "Fantasy Conflict Review" 148Apps 2:59 PM
  • "Girls Like Robots Review" 148Apps 12:43 PM
  • "Here's How To Play Any PC Game On Your iPhone Or Android Device At Home" Redmond Pie 2:58 PM
  • "PadGadget How-To: How to Save Web Pages for Offline Reading on your iPad" PadGadget 8:42 AM
  • "How to introduce yourself to Siri" 52 Tiger 8:24 AM
  • "iClarified - iPhone - How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4 From iOS 6.x to iOS 5.x (Mac)" iClarified 8:23 AM
  • "How to Limit Ad Tracking in iOS 6" OS X Daily 6:21 PM
  • "iPhone Privacy: How To Stop Apple And Advertisers From Tracking You On iOS 6" The Huffington Post 12:43 PM
  • "Artist Sues Apple for Photography Copyright Infringement" The Mac Observer 6:44 PM
  • "Why an iPad Mini might be the right tablet for you" PCWorld 6:29 PM
  • "Does Apple Need to Catch Up to Microsoft This Time?" The Motley Fool 6:14 PM
  • "Apple Hires Amazon Search Guru Stasior To Oversee Siri" Forbes 6:22 PM
  • "Apple's Hire of William Stasior May Be for More than Just Search" MacStories 4:33 PM
  • "Leaked screenshots hint at Google Maps for iOS 6" Macworld 3:00 PM
  • "The iPhone Stimulus Is Here, Everybody!" The Atlantic 12:43 PM
  • "The Real Cause of Apple's Maps Problems Today? Steve Jobs" Forbes 12:43 PM
  • "How Apple's Decision To Replace Google Maps Is Affecting iPhone 5 Sales" Business Insider 12:35 PM
  • "Here's Why the PC Industry Is In a Spiral (And Apple Doesn't Care)" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 12:31 PM
  • "Why build a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro and not a Retina MacBook Air?" 9 to 5 Mac 12:28 PM
  • "Apple's new iPod touch takes a step back: No light sensor" GigaOM 12:27 PM
  • "6 Reasons iOS 6 Jailbreaks Will Be Tough: Glory hounds hoping to jailbreak Apple's newest devices won't have an easy time of it. Security experts detail the challenges." InformationWeek 8:55 AM
  • "The iPhone is massive in Japan – but it really shouldn't be" Know Your Mobile 8:54 AM
  • "The iPad Mini Hits Windows 8 Where it Ain't" Tech.pinions 1:41 PM
  • "Leaked iPad Mini pricing: high vs Android (but low vs Windows Surface tablets)" VentureBeat 12:44 PM
  • "Has Apple lost its polish?" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Apple's Peculiar Way Of Sticking It To Hated Rival Samsung" Business Insider 10:02 AM
  • "Apple reportedly shut Samsung out completely from the A6 chip development process" BGR 9:12 AM
  • "Apple lessens reliance on Samsung with A6 processor" Edible Apple 8:46 AM
  • "Apple moves supplier relationship status with Samsung from 'frenemies' to 'enemies'" 9 to 5 Mac 8:23 AM
  • "Forget Being Frenemies, There Is A Lot Of Hate Between Apple And Samsung" App Advice 8:21 AM
  • "Where Apple Maps App Shines: Offline" Mashable 8:02 AM
  • "Galaxy S3 Faster than iPhone 5 on LTE, iPhone 5 a Miracle, How to Use Safari Offline Reading, and More" Low End Mac 7:55 AM
  • "Why Is iPad Mini Headphone Jack On Top?" BYTE 7:46 AM
  • "It's An App World: How Apple's Class Warfare Is Destroying Google And Amazon" Mac 360 7:39 AM
  • "How Long Can Apple's Competition Continue To Sell Products At Cost?" PixoBebo 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft's entertaining Surface Stomp commercial still doesn't show how it works [Video] 9 to 5 Mac 9:18 PM
  • "Microsoft airs first Surface ad as part of $1B Windows 8 marketing campaign" AppleInsider 9:18 PM
  • "Microsoft's new Surface TV ad: It's surface deep" CNET News 9:12 PM
  • "Microsoft's first national ad for the Surface tablet is seriously weird stuff" The Next Web 9:11 PM
  • "Warning: New SimCity will take over your life" TG Daily 8:40 PM
  • "Top 5 sites for buying FLAC music: If you're looking to buy lossless music in FLAC format, from indie to classical to jazz, here are our five favorite sites." CNET Reviews 4:36 PM
  • "Keen On... The Daily Dot: Does The Internet Really Need A Daily Newspaper About Itself? [TCTV] TechCrunch 4:33 PM
  • "How Secure Is Google's Data Bank? Google knows more about you than you know, but that information could easily be stolen or fabricated." PC Magazine 3:59 PM
  • "How to Opt out of PayPal's 'Agreement to Arbitrate" Your Mac Life 1:08 PM
  • "Flexible Displays? They're Coming, Just Don't Hold Your Breath" MacNews 8:52 AM
  • "Saturday Night Live pokes fun at iPhone 5 complainers" iMore 12:35 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Cut Me In for iOS cuts you into the picture" TUAW 9:11 PM
  • "The Verge iOS app updated with forums, iPhone 5 compatibility, and interface tweaks" The Verge 6:29 PM
  • "Apple Enables Shareable Reminders In Its Reminders App" Macgasm 6:09 PM
  • "The Voice Gets A Mobile Karaoke App, Thanks To StarMaker" TechCrunch 4:36 PM
  • "iPod Nano Clip Adds Clip To New Nano" Cult of Mac 1:07 PM
  • "Logitech's New iPad Keyboard Features Cool Backlighting and Hand Sensors" PadGadget 12:46 PM
  • "Griffin and Crayola Introduce the Next Generation of Digital Art, with Crayola DigiTools" Run Around Tech 12:35 PM
  • "Dropbox Adds iOS-Friendly Photo Browser" Cult of Mac 12:27 PM
  • "SimpleTV Begins Shipping Its $149 Box For Streaming Live Or Recorded TV To The iPhone, iPad, Roku, And Web" TechCrunch 12:14 PM
  • "Tiltpod: Photojojo Launches A Keychain Tripod For iPhone 4/4S" Funky Space Monkey 9:03 AM
  • "LaCie's portable Thunderbolt drive gets faster" iTWire 8:45 AM
  • "Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview now on Netflix Streaming" AppleTell 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft to launch new Xbox Music service, iOS app in the works" iDownload Blog 8:23 AM
  • "Keep Your Eye On The Ball As You Platform Your Way Across Square Planet" App Advice 8:16 AM
  • "9 New Cases for the 7th-Gen iPod Nano" Mashable 8:08 AM
  • "180° Fisheye Lens with Back Cover for iPhone 5" USBfever 7:59 AM
  • "Macro Lens with Back Cover for iPhone 5" USBfever 7:59 AM
  • "Wide Angle Lens with Back Cover for iPhone 5" USBfever 7:59 AM
  • "2X Telephoto Lens with Back Cover for iPhone 5" USBfever 7:59 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of October 15: Christian Pickman of Micromat, Shannon Jean of TechRestore and More" The MUG Center 7:58 AM
  • "DramaFever's iPhone App Showcases Asian TV Series" The Next Web 7:53 AM
  • "App lets strangers weigh in on why relationships go wrong" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox Music service to launch on Android and iOS soon" GigaOM 7:43 AM
  • "iOS 6 Maps for Grand Cayman on SpotCayman" prMac 12:24 PM
  • "Jump Robot: Space Adventure" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Bostorm released Rehder-Gallery oil paintings catalog app" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Furious George vs World Terror(TM) Now Available on the iOS App Store" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "The Process Modeller iPad app - Share and Create new Ways of Working" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "New Skinflint - UK's 1st tech-focused price comparison app" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Exploring Britain gets easier" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "I Sketch Pro - Enjoy being an Artist" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Droodl App Released on Apple iTunes Store" prMac 7:42 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Makes New Push Into Music" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Unveils Xbox Music to Compete With Apple's iTunes: The new service will replace Zune on the Xbox 360 console Tuesday, followed by a launch on PCs, slates and Surface devices 10 days later." The Hollywood Reporter 8:13 AM
  • "Xbox Music to offer on-demand music free on tablet" Associated Press 8:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Hits the Restart Button With Xbox Music" AllThingsD 8:01 AM
  • "Microsoft to launch Xbox music service" Telegraph 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft debuts Xbox music service to take on Apple" Reuters 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 8 a Turnoff for Some Corporate Users" [Paid Membership Required] 6:56 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface tablet goes all a Twitter: The upcoming Windows 8 tablet is receiving some social media action with its own new Twitter account." CNET News 7:49 AM
  • "Microsoft gets crazy with its first Windows 8 TV ad" PCWorld 3:00 PM
  • "Microsoft's New Windows 8 Commercial Has Lift-Off" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard Battle Over Title of No. 1 PC Seller" Minyanville 12:39 PM
  • "How HP Could Reinvent 3D Printing...and Itself" Forbes 9:08 AM
  • "What Many People Are Missing About HP" Forbes 8:00 AM
  • "IBM Has Become a Publisher. Is It Any Good?" Mashable 8:42 AM
  • "Big Blue Fellow lured aboard by Dell" The Register 8:33 AM
  • "Intel Earnings Preview: Why The Stock Can Go Lower" Seeking Alpha 7:57 AM
  • "Will Intel Earnings Help Shares Find A Bottom?" Seeking Alpha 8:49 AM
  • "On the Moore's Law hot seat: Intel's Mike Mayberry (Q&A)" CNET News 7:50 AM
  • "Moore's Law: The rule that really matters in tech" CNET News 7:50 AM
  • "What would happen if Moore's Law did fizzle?" CNET News 7:50 AM
  • "Father of Moore's Law on the future of microprocessing" [Video Report] CNET News 7:50 AM
  • "Inside Scoop: Innovations to keep Moore's Law alive" [Video Report] CNET TV 7:50 AM
  • "AMD to decimate workforce several times over?" The Register 12:31 PM
  • "AMD: Next Step, Massive Layoffs" Forbes 8:00 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Major Product Launches As Economic Stimulus" Seeking Alpha 4:00 PM
  • "5 Reasons To Short Apple And Why They Are Wrong" Seeking Alpha 3:19 PM
  • "Blair: Apple Shares Will Top $700 by December" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:51 AM
  • "AAPL Vs. GOOG: The Case for a Long-Term Investment" TheStreet 9:11 AM
  • "Apple: A Match Or Mismatch For Calendar Spreads?" Seeking Alpha 8:31 AM
  • "Tech ETFs See Outflows as Apple Slips" ETF Trends 9:47 AM
  • "Wolfson coy on Apple rumours, but analysts unanimous: Wolfson Microelectronics, which makes semiconductors for consumer electronic products, has risen on rumours it is doing business with Apple again." Digital Look 8:29 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks climb as Japan leads gains/Japanese shares jumped to lead broad gains in Asia on Tuesday, with exporters and banks notably advancing after some surprisingly strong U.S. economic data and earnings." MarketWatch 9:21 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Microsoft up on music play; TI leads techs/Software titan reveals iTunes competitor ahead of Windows launch" MarketWatch 12:36 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Retail Sales, Citigroup Top Estimates" Bloomberg 8:49 AM
  • "Stock Futures Rise as Retail Sales Jump" TheStreet 8:28 AM
  • "Stock Futures Climb After Choppy Week" FOXBusiness 8:46 AM
  • "Dow Notches 95-Point Gain" [Paid Membership Required] 4:29 PM
  • "Stocks look to start week higher" CNNMoney 8:46 AM
  • "Sprint deal drives Clearwire, tower stocks: AT&T, Verizon and MetroPCS fall as Softbank makes deal official" MarketWatch 12:36 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Most Asian markets slip after China data/Most of the major Asian markets fell on Monday after a set of Chinese economic data offered mixed signals to investors and led to doubts Beijing would act soon to further loosen its policies." MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rise after Chinese data; banks up/European stock markets moved higher on Monday, with banks and drug makers in the lead, as investors digested a raft of data out of China, including better-than-expected export numbers." MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:45 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:46 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:36 PM
  • "Midday Nasdaq: Clearwire Making Big Gains Ahead of Acquisition" Minyanville 3:08 PM

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