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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, October 18, 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 loses UK court appeal over Samsung's 'not as cool' iPad competitor"  Computerworld 7:43 AM
  • "Apple Loses Appeal Over 'Not as Cool' Samsung Galaxy Tab"  Bloomberg 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Fights Samsung Copyright Ruling" ["If Apple ultimately loses this case, it will have to suffer the indignity of publishing the ads and publicly stating that Samsung did not copy its design. If Samsung loses, it could end up with a permanent ban on sales of its Galaxy tablet in the UK. However, both sides still have one further option of an appeal to the Supreme Court and with the stakes so high it is likely that whoever loses will appeal."] Sky News 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Loses Copyright Appeal Against Samsung in Britain" Associated Press 9:43 PM
  • "Apple loses tablet copyright appeal against Samsung" Reuters 7:51 AM
  • "Apple loses appeal, has to buy ads in Britain to apologize to Samsung" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:42 AM
  • "Apple loses UK tablet design appeal versus Samsung" BBC 8:46 AM
  • "Apple vs Samsung: Apple loses UK appeal, must run pro-Samsung adverts/Apple will have to publicly acknowledge that Samsung is not a copycat" Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "In post-trial battles with Samsung, Apple fights to keep documents sealed: Judge orders Apple to reveal per-product profits; an appeals court will rule."  Ars Technica 8:06 AM
  • "Apple ordered to reveal profit margins: Apple has been dealt a double blow after a US judge said it should be forced to reveal sensitive information about its profit margins and the technology giant lost a legal battle in Britain." Telegraph 8:36 AM
  • "Apple financial data may be unsealed in Samsung case" IDG News Service 10:09 AM
  • "iPad Mini to eat into bigger brother's sales, analyst says" CNET News 8:59 AM
  • "iPad Mini a Fine Young Cannibal" AllThingsD 7:57 AM
  • "How many iPhones were sold last quarter? Analysts' estimates compiled by Fortune are all over the place, leading to a median forecast of 27 million."  CNET News 8:40 AM
  • "Apple tries to kill its own Java on most Macs: Pushes users to deal with Oracle, which maintains Java 7 for OS X" Computerworld 5:12 PM
  • "Apple removes Java from all OS X Web browsers" Ars Technica 12:25 PM
  • "Apple Kills Java In Macs' Browsers After A Slew Of Security Vulnerabilities" Forbes 11:33 AM
  • "Tackling disabled Dictation in Mountain Lion: The inability to enable Dictation services in OS X may be from faulty Parental Controls settings." CNET Reviews 1:17 PM
  • "Mac 101: All about windows" Macworld 10:09 AM
  • "Review: Persona is limited, values stereotypes over substance" Macworld 11:37 AM
  • "Tweetbot for Mac review" iMore 11:45 AM
  • "Review: Tweetbot for Mac – blame the $20 on Twitter, the awesomeness on Tapbots" 9 to 5 Mac 11:43 AM
  • "Review: Fade In professional screenwriting software is a class act" Macworld 9:39 AM
  • "How To: Import iPhoto Movie Files into Final Cut Pro X (FCP X)" Off On A Tangent 5:11 PM
  • "Unlocking the Power of Password Managers" AllThingsD 8:50 AM
  • "Open Tabs From Mobile Safari On Your Mac OS X Mountain Lion Machine Via iCloud [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Kill Processes Using Wildcards with pkill in OS X" OS X Daily 5:10 PM
  • "Finally, A Multitouch Calculator For Your Mac (calculate using your fingers on the trackpad)" NoodleMac 7:41 AM
  • "The One Mac App That Every Digital Photography Needs (think camera bag on your Mac)" Mac 360 7:41 AM
  • "The Not-Quite-So Perfect Shared Photo Library For Your Mac, iPhone, And iPad" BohemianBoomer 7:41 AM
  • "Eye Candy Apps Rule: Does Your Mac Really Need To Be Monitored To Stay Healthy?" Mac 360 7:43 AM
  • "A Fun New Way To Use Your Mac To Teach Basic Math Skills (drill, baby, drill)" Mac 360 7:41 AM
  • "How To Add A Watermark, Resize, And Optimize Photos By The Hundreds With A Single Click" McSolo 7:41 AM
  • "How To Stream Live Video From Your Mac, PC, iPhone, Or iPad" TeraTalks 7:41 AM
  • "Every Twitter Client Should Cost $20!" SplatF 7:41 PM
  • "Steve Jobs's Favorite Piece Of Software Is Now A Cult Hit With Designers" Business Insider 1:10 PM
  • "iCloud: Sharing done wrong"  Macworld 8:16 AM
Press Releases
  • "The Witcher 2 coming to Mac, adding DRM-free Mac games" TUAW 2:36 PM
  • "Tweetbot for Mac is Finally Here!" Tapbots 12:10 PM
  • "Tweetbot for Mac released, kicks ass" Marco Arment 9:19 PM
  • "Tweetbot for Mac arrives on the OS X App Store ... at a hefty price" TUAW 11:45 AM
  • "Tweetbot For Mac Now Available For $19.99: Twitter Client Token Limits To Blame For High Price" TechCrunch 11:24 AM
  • "VLC Media Player 2.0.4 delivers reworked Mac interface" FairerPlatform 10:04 AM
  • "I'm Away - Free IM status changer for Mac has got a Major Update" prMac 8:51 AM
  • "rubiTrack 3.0 - GPS Enabled Fitness Tracking for the Mac" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Unmarked Software Releases TextSoap 7.3.4 Update" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Million Dollar Adventure from Nevosoft Now Available on Mac App Store" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Graphic Node Offers 10 Keynote Themes for Free" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Cream newsreader for Mac learns what you like" prMac 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Prominent iOS hacker Comex no longer working at Apple after communications breakdown" 9 to 5 Mac 8:46 PM
  • "iOS 'uber hacker' Comex no longer working for Apple" AppleInsider 8:47 PM
  • "Apple parts ways with hacker famous for iPhone jailbreaking: Nicholas Allegra, who was hired last year after gaining fame at JailBreakMe, was let go after not responding to an e-mail offering to extend his employment." CNET News 8:50 PM
  • "Foxconn conducts investigation into under-age intern problem"  DigiTimes 7:56 AM
  • "It's True! Foxconn Admits Using Minors" ReadWriteWeb 8:57 AM
  • "Company Claims Apple's iOS Infringes on their Intellectual Property" Patently Apple 11:17 AM
  • "Apple's Browett guides tour of new Beijing store, confirms upcoming Shenzhen location" The Next Web 8:18 AM
  • "Preview of China's Largest Apple Store in Beijing Wangfujing (Photo Gallery)" M.I.C. Gadget 8:15 AM
  • "Apple unveils new store in China, with more to come" CNET News 12:05 PM
  • "Apple aims to expand in China: Apple is trying to ramp up its share of the smartphone market and the number of retail outlets in the country." CNET News 1:47 PM
  • "iPhone 5 and iOS 6 users claim 'data use and bills rocket': iOS 6 software blamed for huge increase in use as iPhone keeps using 3G data even when on Wi-Fi, users say"  The Guardian 7:59 AM
  • "In India, Apple Shifts iPhone Strategy" WSJ Blogs 8:25 AM
  • "Apple turning to third-party distributors to boost iPhone sales in India, says WSJ" The Next Web 8:26 AM
  • "15 Tech Companies That Pay Their Engineers A Ton Of Money" Business Insider 1:17 PM
  • "iPhone 5 pushes Verizon to 3.1M iPhones sold in Q3" CNET News 8:41 AM
  • "No iPhone jinx: Verizon Q3 profit up 15 percent to $1.6B" CNET News 8:54 AM
  • "Verizon Sold 651,000 iPhone 5s Last Quarter" Mashable 8:51 AM
  • "Verizon sold just 651,000 iPhone 5s last month" CNNMoney 10:07 AM
  • "Verizon LTE activations boom after iPhone 5 intro" GigaOM 8:51 AM
  • "Verizon sold 3.1M iPhones in Q3, 21% were iPhone 5" 9 to 5 Mac 8:15 AM
  • "iPhone accounts for nearly half of smartphone web traffic" iDownload Blog 8:19 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Usage Surpasses Samsung Galaxy S III After Less than 3 Weeks on Market – Chitika Insights" MacPrices 12:04 PM
  • "A look back: 36 years of Apple products" CNET News 5:04 PM
  • "Awesome iPhone mod illuminates Apple logo" TUAW 4:59 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Memory Performance: 16GB DDR3-1333 to DDR3-2400 on Ivy Bridge IGP with G.Skill" AnandTech 11:38 AM
  • "Adam Engst and Chuck Joiner Discuss Their Favorite Apps with SMOG (Part 2)" MacVoicesTV 2:34 PM
  • "Tweetbot for Mac developer Todd Thomas and designer Mark Jardine talk process, production, and pricing" iMore 11:45 AM
  • "Tweetbot for Mac: born to die, but far from dead on arrival" The Verge 11:44 AM
  • "Interview: Tapbots' Mark Jardine on Tweetbot, designing for the Mac and how to nest a bird on the dock" The Next Web 11:42 AM
  • "What's Really Going on With Color: A Small Apple Talent Acquisition" AllThingsD 11:44 AM
  • "Troubled media sharing startup Color Labs said to be acquired by Apple" The Next Web 8:08 AM
  • "Some color on Color: Color is more valuable than you may think. That's why an Apple acquisition makes sense." CNET News 12:08 PM
  • "Apple to acquire Color Labs for FaceTime-related patents?" Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "Report: Apple Picks Up Color Labs Startup" PC Magazine 11:34 AM
  • "Apple is doubling its built-to-order RAM configurations for new Mac minis, and likely iMacs" 9 to 5 Mac 8:15 AM
  • "iPad mini screen and battery snapped ahead of launch" Crave @ CNET 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Store Shipping Times For The iMac Start To Slip" AppleBitch 5:05 PM
  • "Apple Could Be Waiting To Publish iPad Users Guide For iOS 6 Until iPad Mini Unveil" Cult of Mac 11:45 AM
  • "iMac shipping times slip for some European Online Apple Stores" AppleInsider 6:58 PM
  • "New Mac minis and iMacs to retain same or very similar pricing to current models, Retina unlikely" 9 to 5 Mac 10:06 AM
  • "Apple iMac Mac Mini update: roughly same pricing, no Retina display" BGR 11:38 AM
  • "Rumor: New iMac And Mac Mini To Be Same Price As Previous Models" AppleBitch 11:45 AM
  • "EPEAT Defends Verification of Ultrathin Notebooks for Environmental Registry" MacRumors 12:27 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Patent Filings for Siri & AirPlay Mirroring Come to Light" Patently Apple 8:51 AM
  • "Apple files for patents on AirPlay Mirroring, Siri" CNET News 11:24 AM
  • "Apple Eyeing Ways To Beef Up Siri's 'Intelligence" MacNews 10:25 AM
  • "Apple looking to add character to text-to-speech voices" AppleInsider 8:19 AM
  • "Apple exploring sonar tech to replace IR proximity sensors" AppleInsider 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Dock With Movable Connector For Display Devices" MacNews 11:14 AM
  • "Bug In iOS 6: No Default Signature, No Signature Switching" App Advice 12:47 PM
  • "Users experiencing graphical glitch with iPhone 5 virtual keyboard" AppleInsider 11:36 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "ChickenBreak For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:14 AM
  • "Mr.Fang For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:14 AM
  • "Checkpoint Madness HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:14 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales (5th generation)" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:43 AM

  • "Apple iPod Nano 7G review: The quest for the correct compact form-factor continues..." Register Hardware 8:38 AM
  • "Review: 7th-generation iPod nano does little to excite" Ars Technica 8:09 AM
  • "Canon Pixma MG4220 review: Capable home-office MFP with pricey ink" PCWorld 5:56 PM
  • "OWC Mercury Electra 3G MAX 960GB Review: 1TB of NAND in 2.5" Form Factor" AnandTech 8:06 AM
  • "Reviews: Adonit Writer Plus for iPad (3rd-Gen)" iLounge 5:10 PM
  • "Cygnett Polygone Case for iPhone 5 Review" Mac|Life 5:07 PM
  • "Gumdrop Drop Tech Series for iPhone 5 Review" Mac|Life 5:07 PM
  • "Surface with Metal Kickstand Combo for iPhone 5 Review" Mac|Life 5:07 PM
  • "Speck FabShell Burton Case for iPhone 5 Review" Mac|Life 5:07 PM
  • "X-Doria Dash for iPhone 5 Review" Mac|Life 5:07 PM
  • "Speck CandyShell Grip for iPhone 5 Review" Mac|Life 5:07 PM
  • "Seidio Active with Metal Kickstand Combo for iPhone 5 Review" Mac|Life 5:07 PM
  • "Cygnett Workmate Case for iPhone 5 Review" Mac|Life 1:48 PM
  • "Bling My Thing Milky Way Case for iPhone 5 Review" Mac|Life 5:07 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop: Use PC Or Mac Apps & Games On iPhone" AddictiveTips 9:25 AM
  • "Check the Weather for iPhone review" iMore 8:16 AM
  • "Samsung Mobile Print (for iPhone)" PC Magazine 11:45 AM
  • "Go Couch to 5k iPhone app review: Want to take up running? This app could help you do it in a (relatively) painless way." Telegraph 8:36 AM
  • "A Calendar on Steroids for Your iPhone" Best App Site 12:08 PM
  • "If You Use Calendar On The iPhone (and you do) Then You Need Week Calendar" Mac 360 7:42 AM
  • "The Room for iPad review: Set within an intricate safe, The Room is an attractive puzzle game" Macworld UK 8:16 AM
  • "Wonderputt for iPad review: Less Crazy Golf, more Dreamlike Terry Gilliam Golf" Macworld UK 8:16 AM
  • "'Monopoly Millionaire' Review – Putting the Bored Into Board Game" Touch Arcade 5:14 PM
  • "'True Skate' Review - A Skating Simulation Tailor-made for the Touchscreen" Touch Arcade 8:10 AM
  • "Appidemic: Nightclub Mayhem for iPad" AppleTell 9:25 AM
  • "Sonic Jump Review" Mac|Life 11:38 AM
  • "Sonic Jump Review" 148Apps 9:25 AM
  • "Concepts Review" 148Apps 4:59 PM
  • "Finger Tied Review" 148Apps 4:56 PM
  • "Texas Ask'Em Poker Review" 148Apps 4:59 PM
  • "Zombies, Run! 5k Training Review" 148Apps 11:35 AM
  • "Sir Death Review" 148Apps 10:06 AM
  • "Carmageddon Review" 148Apps 8:50 AM
  • "Facebook Contact and Calendar Integration in iOS 6 Article" iLounge 5:11 PM
  • "Apple Has Re-Enabled iOS User Tracking in iOS 6, Here's How to Disable It" MacTrast 5:10 PM
  • "How To Sell Your Mac" Mactuts+ 8:50 AM
  • "New In iOS 6: How To Setup Your VIP Inbox" App Advice 8:20 AM
  • "How to VNC from an iPad or iPhone to a Mac for Easy Remote Access" OS X Daily 5:10 PM
  • "Upload Images Directly from Safari in iOS 6" OS X Daily 5:09 PM
  • "What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained" CNET Reviews 5:04 PM
  • "Fix Shared Photo Stream Comment Sync Issues [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 2:37 PM
  • "In the kitchen: Tips, tricks, and tech to make cooking a cinch" TechHive 8:15 AM
  • "Tips for owning an iPhone 5 without breaking the bank" CNET News 7:59 AM
  • "Thoughts on the Display, Price, and Name of the Impending Smaller iPad"  Daring Fireball 5:36 PM
  • "iPad mini preview redux" iMore 5:14 PM
  • "Thoughts on the Display, Price, and Name of the Impending Smaller iPad" Daring Fireball 5:14 PM
  • "A history of Apple print ads" TUAW 6:23 PM
  • "Another Thing That Apple Needs To Fix In iOS 6 Maps: Overlapping Streets" Cult of Mac 5:11 PM
  • "Apple Products Create Jobs in America"  Rush Limbaugh 4:23 PM
  • "Rush Limbaugh: Apple products create jobs in America" MacDailyNews 4:22 PM
  • "Carriers Will Embrace Win Phone in Fear of Apple-Android Planet" The Mac Observer 4:22 PM
  • "Apple Loses UK Appeal: Public Shaming Goes Forward" ReadWriteWeb 12:51 PM
  • "Apple: No Problem — The Apology Ads Can Come Out of That $1 Billion Damage Award" AllThingsD 12:51 PM
  • "The Apple Event Model: The Invite, The Keynote and the Aftermath" MacTrast 11:44 AM
  • "Apple didn't buy Color, it bought 20 engineers for a few million" 9 to 5 Mac 11:43 AM
  • "App Store Battles: Who's Best Positioned For The Revenue Boom" Business Insider 11:43 AM
  • "A Former Apple Employee Tells Us What To Watch For In The iPad Mini" Business Insider 11:43 AM
  • "A Brief History of Apple Hacking" Forbes 11:42 AM
  • "Apple Ads Evolution: Pictures Show Apple Evolution From 1975 to 2002" BGR 9:40 AM
  • "There's pain and joy in Apple's new Lightning connector and adapters" Houston Chronicle 9:25 AM
  • "More bad news for Apple as it loses appeal in Samsung case" BetaNews 10:09 AM
  • "Apple Has To Run Pro-Samsung Ads" Forbes 9:16 AM
  • "Every Time Apple Sells 5 iPad Minis, It Will Lose A 9.7-Inch iPad Sale [Report] Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Should Apple Be Rejecting All Apps About Steve Jobs?" Cult of Mac 11:33 AM
  • "Rejection Of App Begs The Question, Should Apple Own Steve Jobs' Life Story?" App Advice 8:50 AM
  • "5 Ways Windows 8 Beats iOS" PCWorld 8:46 AM
  • "J.K Rowling: 'MacBook Air Changed My Life'" Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
  • "Truel: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The iPad, the Surface, and the Nexus 7" Tech.pinions 9:21 AM
  • "A Tale of Two iPads: When I think about the potential sales for an iOS-based mini-tablet in the 7-inch or so form factor, it's easy for me to imagine massive success. Serious sales. First of all, it will blow away the iPod touch as the go-to tablet device." MacNewsWorld 8:17 AM
  • "Bigger than a smartphone, smaller than an iPad ..." San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 8:42 AM
  • "iPad Mini Will Cannibalize Big iPad Sales" BYTE 8:09 AM
  • "Will the iPad Mini be Available in More than Two Colors?" PadGadget 8:05 AM
  • "iPad mini Pre-Order Date Is October 26" Tapscape 8:02 AM
  • "Why The iPad mini Display Will Be The Same Resolution As iPad 2 (and why it's a good thing)" PixoBebo 7:43 AM
  • "What Is Windows RT? Redmond, We Have A Problem: I've been writing about Windows for almost 20 years, and I feel like I've kind of seen it all. But for the past several days, I've been struggling under the weight of the most brutal email onslaught I've ever endured over these two decades. And if my email is any indication, and I believe it is, the majority of people out there have absolutely no idea what Windows RT is." Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows 1:09 PM
  • "Display expert refutes Microsoft claims that Surface RT display is 'sharper' than iPad" AppleInsider 5:49 PM
  • "Google Announces New $250 Chromebook – And it Looks Oddly Familiar!" MacTrast 7:06 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "SlashGear iOS app gets 2.0 update for iPhone 5" SlashGear 5:12 PM
  • "StubHub Announces Apple Passbook Integration with University of Tennessee" Business Wire 12:21 PM
  • "StubHub Announces Apple Passbook Integration with University of North Carolina" Business Wire 12:21 PM
  • "StubHub Announces Apple Passbook Integration with University of Texas" Business Wire 12:21 PM
  • "New Atlas by Collins™ App Reinvents the World for Apple Devices" Business Wire 12:21 PM
  • "StubHub adds Passbook support, VLC, ReaddleDocs, more" 9 to 5 Mac 11:36 AM
  • "Wireless MicroSD Adapter Beams Photos To Your iPhad" Cult of Mac 11:33 AM
  • "Flit Lets You Shop Across 1,000 Online Stores From A Single iPad App" TechCrunch 11:31 AM
  • "Distimo launches AppIQ, a hands-on analytics service for tracking rival apps" The Next Web 9:16 AM
  • "View, Edit And Manage Your Google Docs With Ease With The Newly Improved GoDocs" App Advice 8:20 AM
  • "Man Falls for Siri in Charming New Love Story" Mashable 10:06 AM
  • "'Goodnight iPad' Author Back With a Siri Love Story" AllThingsD 8:20 AM
  • "Hard Candy introduces Nano Clip for new iPod nano" AppleTell 8:16 AM
  • "AOL's Alto promises to unclutter your Gmail, Yahoo, & iCloud inboxes" VentureBeat 8:09 AM
  • "Epic's Infinity Blade Dungeons for iOS Delayed Until 2013" PadGadget 8:05 AM
  • "Ultimate Mac Pro: Modular, stackable, cool" FairerPlatform 8:03 AM
  • "Atomic Ball HD 2.0 Released for iPad - Popular Brick Busting Game" prMac 9:40 AM
  • "Budget Balance 1.5 released for iOS - Keep Budget in Control" prMac 9:40 AM
  • "Silicon Beach Software Releases iOS App" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "AMAC Launches Zmart Remote to Control All Your Home Devices" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Interactive Fairy Tale For Kids on iPhone/iPad: Elves and the Shoemaker" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "River Tests Puzzler for iOS is Updated with 3 New Puzzles and New Design" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Pocket Sweetie - Take care of a virtual girl in this sweet new iOS game" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Parrot Trainer Pro - Now Available on the App Store" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "NumberOne for iOS - Brain Puzzle with a Stroop-ish touch" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Limitless Computing's Circulizar Virtual Gift-Giving Mobile Facebook App" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Atomic Ball 2.0 released for iOS - Popular Brick Busting Game" prMac 7:48 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Profit Down 22% as Windows Sales Fall" [Paid Membership Required] 4:57 PM
  • "Microsoft May Want a Mulligan, Investors May Not Grant One" WSJ Blogs 4:58 PM
  • "Microsoft profits fall 22% ahead of Windows 8 launch" BBC 5:57 PM
  • "Microsoft misses on earnings in $16B quarter ahead of Win 8 launch" CNET News 5:04 PM
  • "Broken Windows: Microsoft Misses on Revenue and Earnings in Q1" AllThingsD 5:12 PM
  • "Microsoft 1Q13 earnings: strong enterprise division fails to offset slow PC market/PC sales slump ahead of Windows 8 launch hurting Redmond's bottom line." Ars Technica 6:57 PM
  • "Microsoft Profit Falls as PC Sales Shrink" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:25 PM
  • "Microsoft Earnings Put Spotlight On PC Sales: Windows 8 can't come soon enough for Microsoft and its partners, as consumers hold off computer purchases." InformationWeek 5:04 PM
  • "Microsoft Profit Falls Short on Weak PC Demand" Bloomberg 4:58 PM
  • "Microsoft profit slips more than expected as PCs fizzle" Reuters 5:04 PM
  • "Microsoft profit tops forecasts but revenue weak" AFP 4:56 PM
  • "Microsoft withdraws request for German preliminary injunction against Motorola RAZR" Foss Patents 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft plans big licencing price hikes, shifting to per-Device model" Channel Register 8:38 AM
  • "Is Windows 8 an existential threat to Android tablets?" PCWorld 8:15 AM
  • "Experts: Windows 8 features make account passwords easier to steal" Ars Technica 11:25 AM
  • "Microsoft's Steve Ballmer may have to watch his back" CNNMoney 11:43 AM
  • "'No free lunch' for businesses with Office on Windows RT: Bundled apps on Surface RT and other Windows RT hardware cannot be used for work without tying them to another Office license, Microsoft confirms" Computerworld 8:32 AM
  • "Windows 8 tablets in the enterprise: Pros and cons" CIO 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Making A Big Bet On A Fading Technology" Business Insider 8:24 AM
  • "Acer's new Windows 8 line-up" CRN 9:28 PM
  • "GM Agrees to Absorb 3,000 Hewlett-Packard Workers in IT Plan" Bloomberg 12:07 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard: It's Too Early To Pull In To Bill And Dave's Garage" Seeking Alpha 11:24 AM
  • "Storage Wars Could Escalate: EMC and NetApp may continue gaining share from HP and Dell." Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:27 AM
  • "Google looks to steal Windows Phone 8 thunder with competing Android launch" BetaNews 8:16 AM
  • "Google's Android event looks to steal Windows Phone limelight" V3 8:14 AM
  • "Lenovo Sees PC Slowdown as Reason to Sell Smartphones" Bloomberg 9:18 AM
  • "IBM's Soft Sales Bring A Chill To Tech" Investopedia 12:07 PM
  • "IBM in talks to buy Israel mobile software firm Red Bend: media" Reuters 7:52 AM
  • "IBM reportedly to acquire Israeli mobile management software firm Red Bend for $250 million" The Next Web 8:25 AM
  • "It Looks Like IBM Is About To Spend $250 Million On Mobile Software Maker Red Bend" Business Insider 8:23 AM
  • "IBM Guardium targets Hadoop security among slew of updates" V3 8:50 AM
  • "IBM makes security push with cloud services, products aimed at mobile and big data" Network World 12:13 PM
  • "Taiwan market: IBM promoting PureFlex System" DigiTimes 7:55 AM
  • "Dell ramps up converged infrastructure push with Active Systems: Dell has announced a new family of Active Systems, but it will also retire its vStart line" CIO 9:23 PM
  • "Dell ramps up converged infrastructure push with Active Systems" IDG News Service 5:10 PM
  • "Dell bets on pre-packaged data center systems for corporations" Reuters 8:41 PM
  • "For Dell, Consolidation Is Innovation" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:24 PM
  • "Why Cisco And Citrix Make Sense Together" Seeking Alpha 11:42 AM
  • "The new Cisco: Slower growth, higher dividend" Fortune 11:27 AM
  • "Intel's Bottoming Process Begins: The chip giant has reset its PC-demand view and is lowering inventory." Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:22 AM
  • "AMD posts $157m loss, will lay off 15% of workers this quarter" The Register 4:56 PM
  • "Chipmaker AMD announces layoffs as PC sales stumble" Reuters 5:04 PM
  • "AMD announces job cuts amid declining PC sales"  4:57 PM
  • "AMD layoffs confirmed; 15 percent of workforce getting axed" Electronista 6:08 PM
  • "AMD to 'reset' efforts: servers, embedded, ultra-low power" The Register 9:25 PM
  • "AMD CEO fears PC market to stay sluggish for several quarters" VentureBeat 5:12 PM
  • "AMD reports weak third-quarter earnings and announces 15 percent layoffs" VentureBeat 5:12 PM
  • "AMD Reports $1.27 billion in revenue for Q3 2012" Engadget 5:49 PM
  • "ARM chief executive bullish on firm's server opportunities" V3 8:14 AM
  • "Total flash memory market to decline in 2012, says IHS" DigiTimes 7:55 AM
  • "Chips Replace Boxes In The Data Center" Seeking Alpha 12:08 PM
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Apple News
  • "Analysts: Apple likely sold 18 million iPads in fiscal Q4" Electronista 9:18 PM
  • "How many iPads did Apple sell last quarter? The forecasts range from 14.8 million to 23 million. The median estimate was 18 million." Fortune 12:25 PM
  • "Apple slips on more iPhone 5 supply worries: Verizon sold about 651K units after launch; analyst trims estimates" MarketWatch 11:18 AM
  • "How Much Can Apple Affect the Markets?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 11:23 AM
  • "Is it Time to Sell Apple and Buy Microsoft?" Forbes 9:16 AM
  • "Is Apple Expensive At 5x Cash Holdings?" Seeking Alpha 8:34 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Google sinks techs; Facebook, Yahoo down/Surprise early report misses Street targets; Verizon, eBay keep gains" MarketWatch 5:00 PM
  • "Stocks fall after Google disappoints" CNNMoney 5:00 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Lower After Google's Earnings Leak" TheStreet 5:00 PM
  • "Stocks: Investors await EU summit" CNNMoney 8:25 AM
  • "Blue Chips Skid" [Paid Membership Required] 4:58 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Tokyo, Shanghai rise as China data reassures/Asia stocks gained Thursday, led by an advance in Japanese shares, while mainland China stocks also charged higher after quarterly growth data met expectations, while separate September data pointed to an improvement in the world's second-largest economy." MarketWatch 8:58 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Weak U.S. jobs data send Europe stocks lower/A larger-than-expected rise in U.S. jobless claims sent European stock markets lower in afternoon action on Thursday, with earnings from heavyweight companies also adding pressure." MarketWatch 8:58 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:14 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:14 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Shares of some top computer companies were mixed at the close of trading" CBS News 9:21 PM

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