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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, October 22, 2012


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Weekend Highlights: Five-page letter from Apple to U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides fresh fodder for Apple's automotive ambitions for self-driving cars; Apple doomsayers abound, the latest is Oppenheimer's Andrew Uerkwitz who believes Cook and company are "about to embark on a decade-long malaise", lacking courage with risks to the company having "never been greater"; Jonny Evans calls it FUD; Mark Rogowsky thinks Apple's slow response to long-standing iPhone issues is worthy of fair criticism, but not necessarily a sign of quality downturn; Google Chrome now defaulting to HTML5; wants those who've rejected Final Cut Pro X to watch this video; guilty the charge for senior Foxconn manager caught stealing $1.52 million in iPhones; Apple says random iPhone shut off at 30% battery due to manufacturing issue—more in our Hardware/Software session; investigation into fake Apple chargers found 99% of them result in failure of basic safety test; AppleInsider video compares 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar vs 2015 MacBook Pro.

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  • "Apple Sees Schools Buoying Tablet Lead With IPad in Class"  Bloomberg 8:35 AM
  • "iPad Mini event to include education push, report says: The company is reportedly often meeting with schools to discuss the iPad's appeal." CNET News 8:36 AM
  • "Report: Apple To Highlight iPad's Educational Value At Tuesday's iPad Mini Event" TechCrunch 8:40 AM
  • "Small iPad may be big problem for Kindle: Apple expected to launch 7-inch tablet against Amazon, Google"  MarketWatch 8:34 AM
  • "Apple plays hardball with iPad mini reveal: This weeks unveiling looks to step on Microsoft's release of Windows 8, Surface tablet"  Computerworld 8:31 AM
  • "Will Apple introduce a 7-inch iPad? Case makers think so. Makers of cases and other accessories have already started producing products designed to fit an iPad with a 7-inch screen, which they expect Apple to introduce on Tuesday." Christian Science Monitor 10:31 AM
  • "Expect Apple to Price iPad Mini at the Top of Its Class"  AllThingsD 8:34 AM
  • "iPad Mini could hurt PC market, says analyst" CNET News 8:51 AM
  • "In dismal quarter for PCs, Apple's Macs could shine" Fortune 11:01 AM
  • "As iPad Mini Looms, Tablets Give Tech Giants Headaches" Forbes 11:02 AM
  • "Analyst: iPad mini at $250 could be a 'barnburner'/Sees the $250 to $350 price point as an underserved segment in a rapidly growing market" Fortune 8:39 AM
  • "Tokyo court rejects Samsung's request for iPhone injunction" The Asahi Shimbun 8:47 AM
  • "Samsung's Japanese iPhone block bid fails: Apple's global patent dispute with Samsung took another twist at the weekend after it was revealed a Tokyo court rejected a request by the Korean electronics giant for an injunction to stop all iPhone sales in Japan." The Register 8:47 AM
  • "Reports: iTunes 11, iBooks 3 to also get October release" MacNN 11:54 AM
  • "Apple may rev up iTunes 11 at tomorrow's iPad Mini event" CNET News 11:54 AM
  • "Playing with AirPlay in Mountain Lion" TidBITS 6:57 PM
  • "Simultaneously working with two accounts on a single Mac" Macworld 6:11 PM
  • "Understanding Power Nap" Mactuts+ 9:01 AM
  • "Collaborate With Others Using Shared Reminders In Mountain Lion And iCloud [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Drag a File to OS X Terminal Window to Get Path, Edit" The Mac Observer 2:19 PM
  • "MacMost Now 777: Emoji Characters For iOS and Mac" MacMost 8:30 AM
  • "How To Download And Install Software On The Mac" MacNews Blog 7:49 AM
  • "How To Keep Your Mac From Sleeping (even if you close the MacBook's lid)" McSolo 7:48 AM
  • "It's Easy To Clone Your Mac. How About Cloning Windows On Your Mac?" Mac 360 7:48 AM
  • "Got Magic Mouse? Got Magic Trackpad? Your Mac Needs MagicPrefs To Be Really Cool" BohemianBoomer 7:48 AM
  • "The Top 3 Mac System Utilities: Unlock Features, Clean, Optimize Macs For Free" TeraTalks 7:47 AM
  • "Try The One-Trick Pony App That Tells You How Warm, Cool, Or Hot Your Mac Is Running" NoodleMac 7:46 AM
  • "MacTech Conference 2012 Opens Mental Doors" TidBITS 6:57 PM
  • "How Mail May Be Anything but IDLE when Pushing Email" TidBITS 6:35 PM
Press Releases
  • "BusyCal 2.0 launches with new interface, Mountain Lion support" Macworld 2:08 PM
  • "Seagate Super Speeds New Backup Plus Portable for Mac" Business Wire 9:21 AM
  • "Seagate updates Backup Plus line with USB 3.0 Mac version" Electronista 8:55 AM
  • "Memory Clean Frees Up Memory Without Logout Or Restart" MacPrices 8:27 AM
  • "NetSpot Rolls Out Enhanced Wi-Fi Site Survey Tools for Mac" prMac 9:03 AM
  • "Tidal Pool releases BeanCounter 1.0 for Mac OS X" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "BandMaster for Mac OS X Released" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "What if the computer could see and hear you before sleeping?" prMac 7:50 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Preps California Theatre for Oct. 23 'iPad Mini' Event" The Next Web 7:45 AM
  • "Site Of Apple's 'iPad Mini' Event Decked Out With New Signage, Hip Posters" App Advice 8:58 AM
  • "Apple's venue all dressed up for 'little' event on Tuesday" CNET News 2:10 PM
  • "California Theater All Dressed Up & Ready for Apple (Photos)" The Mac Observer 7:52 PM
  • "Apple, Microsoft gambling on a growing taste for tablets" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:01 AM
  • "Microsoft vs. Apple goes up another level" Miami Herald 8:32 AM
  • "A Detailed Look At How Much Money Foxconn Employees Are Paid For Making iPhones" [Video Report] Business Insider 3:48 PM
  • "iPhone Becomes Mobile Device Of Choice For U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement" TechCrunch 1:48 PM
  • "Federal agency to switch to iPhone, drop BlackBerry" Reuters 3:47 PM
  • "iOS 6 adoption rate surpasses 60%: iPhone, iPad adoption growing" BGR 3:30 PM
  • "iPads to Outnumber BlackBerries in the Office by 2014" AllThingsD 4:11 PM
  • "Gartner: More iPads Than Blackberries In Business In 2 Yrs" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "Apple sued over exclusive iPhone deal with AT&T: Two users are seeking for a court to order Apple to unlock their phones, which were tied to AT&T Mobility's network" Computerworld 8:49 AM
  • "Pair sues Apple over iPhone locking" TG Daily 8:43 AM
  • "Naughty Siri breaks law by listing Chinese escorts" The Register 8:48 AM
  • "Video: Steve Jobs building NeXT" The Loop 12:15 PM
  • "Paid iBookstore Content Going Live in New Zealand and 17 Latin American Countries" MacRumors 11:32 AM
  • "Paid iBookstore content now live in New Zealand, 17 other countries" TUAW 3:57 PM
  • "Live Blog: Apple's More to Show event" Macworld 3:46 PM
Apple Event Live Blogs
  • "Apple Special Event Live Blog" Mac|Life 2:08 PM
  • "Apple's October 23 event liveblog: 'a little more to show you'" Ars Technica 11:01 AM
  • "List of Sites Liveblogging Apple's Press Event on October 23rd, 2012" Your Mac Life 3:51 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google's Research Shows Tablets Are For Games And Email, Mostly Used On Couch & In Bed" TechCrunch 2:07 PM
  • "With Zappar, Augmented Reality Is Ready for Prime Time" Techland 11:52 AM
  • "PS3 firmware 4.0 coming soon" TG Daily 11:47 AM
  • "Ericsson launches world's first WebRTC-compatible mobile browser with Bowser" Techworld 11:39 AM
  • "Vidyo Takes On Polycom By Launching Browser-Based Telepresence And A $750 Executive Desktop System" TechCrunch 11:35 AM
  • "Twitter Poaches Former Google Exec Matt Derella As New Director Of Agency Business Development" TechCrunch 11:34 AM
  • "RIM CIO aims to reassure unhappy enterprise BlackBerry users" Computerworld 11:21 AM
  • "Motorola's answer to Jelly Bean upgrade woes: $100 off a new phone" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Video-sharing applications put users in the picture" Reuters 10:10 AM
  • "Acer Profit Misses Estimates as Market Share, Sales Decline" Bloomberg 9:58 AM
  • "Yahoo CEO to make first earnings report: Investors looking for clues on Mayer's long-term vision for company" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "LG's H160 Windows 8 tablet has a pop out keyboard" TG Daily 11:47 AM
  • "Joanna Shields leaves Facebook to join UK's Tech City" BBC 10:16 AM
  • "Google Maps Gets 25 Million New Building Footprints" PC Magazine 11:15 AM
  • "Google expected to launch Samsung 10 tablet and LG Nexus 4 smartphone next week" Computerworld 10:31 AM
  • "CloudLock aims to protect Google Apps from rogue apps" GigaOM 9:38 AM
  • "Google develops computer inspired by Star Trek: A Star Trek-inspired computer interface that is always on standby to answer questions quickly and courteously is being developed by Google." Telegraph 8:42 AM
  • "David Sparks and Brett Terpstra Discuss 60 Mountain Lion Tips" MacVoices 12:41 PM
  • "Who do you go to if you have a problem with Google apps? Google doesn't have the same level of tech support for its ecosystem that Apple has with iOS. This is a point that is often overlooked when comparing the iPhone with any Android phone." The MT Show 7:51 AM
  • "Apple, VMware Team On iPad Microsoft Office Killer"  CRN 12:52 PM
  • "If Apple Has Its Way, You Won't Need Microsoft Office On The iPad" Business Insider 3:53 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple planning cloud-based iWork suite for iPad to fight MS Office" AppleInsider 5:24 PM
  • "Samsung dumps Apple display manufacture as iPad mini launch looms" Computerworld 8:30 AM
  • "With iPad Mini, Apple Continues to Sever Samsung Supply Ties" Wired 8:31 AM
  • "Samsung To Cut The Cord, End LCD Panel Supply Relationship With Apple" TechCrunch 11:37 AM
  • "Could Apple Use Intel For ARM Chips Instead Of Samsung?" Forbes 8:38 AM
  • "Apple will also offer some Mini protection products to its Mini iPads?" 9 to 5 Mac 11:53 AM
  • "Apple may spend $200 to make each iPad Mini, says analyst" CNET News 8:51 AM
  • "With The iPad Mini On Its Way, It's Time To Say Farewell To The iPad 2 [Report] Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Third-Generation iPad Gets Refresh Alongside iPad mini Release" PadGadget 3:57 PM
  • "Leaked 13in Retina MacBook Pro photos and pricing surface" Macworld UK 8:56 AM
  • "Apple starts testing iOS 6.0.1 for release, iOS 6.1 after holidays" BGR 3:32 PM
  • "Apple Testing iOS 6.0.1 with Fixes for Keyboard Screen Glitch, Camera Flash Issues, and More" MacRumors 9:47 AM
  • "iOS 6.0.1 reportedly in testing with bug fixes in tow" CNET News 12:17 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple Starts iOS 6.0.1 Carrier Testing, iOS 6.1 To Come In 2013" AppleBitch 9:47 AM
  • "MacBook Sales Skyrocket, Gold Rating of Retina MacBook Makes EPEAT Meaningless, and More" Low End Mac 4:15 PM
  • "Apple's Forstall says iPhone 5 keyboard flickering is a software glitch, promises fix" iDownload Blog 2:10 PM
  • "Taking too good care of the MacBook Air's display: In trying to protect our hardware investment, we may be doing the wrong thing, or so says Apple about the MacBook Air." ZDNet 12:03 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Infectonator For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:45 AM
  • "40 Snakes For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:45 AM
  • "Zen Wars For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:45 AM
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:27 AM
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Mac Pro Buyer's Guide -6 And 4 Core Models... Up To $129 Off New Models -Best Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:51 AM
  • "iPod Classic Buyer's Guide... Prices $94 to $249 -New, Closeout, Refurbished, Used And Discounted..." MacReviewZone 7:51 AM
  • "Refurbished MacBook Air, $749; New MacBook Air, $749" FairerPlatform 11:29 AM

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  • "Apple iPod Touch 5G review: Super, sexy media star about to be killed by cheap tablets?" Register Hardware 8:47 AM
  • "A Month With The iPhone 5: An In-Depth Look At The iPhone 5 One Month After Its Record-Breaking Launch" BGR 3:32 PM
  • "Shootout: Seven 6G Solid State Drives" Bare Feats 11:52 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "From You To The Web, Instantly: Photoset Does One Thing Very Well [Review] Cult of Mac 12:25 PM
  • "Quick Route Review" 148Apps 9:02 AM
  • "Here Comes the (iPhone) Bride" Wired 8:32 AM
  • "3 Ways To Love The Top 3 iPhone And iPad Productivity Apps" Mac 360 7:48 AM
  • "Appidemic: Symphonica for iPad" AppleTell 9:01 AM
  • "'Finger Tied' for iPad Review - Demanding Digital Dexterity" Touch Arcade 3:58 PM
  • "EpicHearts Plus Review" 148Apps 1:21 PM
  • "Solebon Pro Solitaire Review" 148Apps 12:52 PM
  • "Hidden Runaway Review" 148Apps 10:20 AM
  • "NeoMech Review" 148Apps 9:31 AM
  • "Monster Mansion Review" 148Apps 3:58 PM
  • "Grumble and Piccolo's Fishing Trip Review" 148Apps 3:58 PM
  • "How To: Use iTunes Home Sharing to Stream Music and Video" 148Apps 2:08 PM
  • "How To Hide Newsstand & Other Stock iOS App Icons Without Jailbreak" AddictiveTips 9:02 AM
  • "Samsung denies Reports of cutting Apple LCD sales" The Verge 9:39 PM
  • "Rare Jobs documentary highlights early days of NeXT" AppleInsider 8:57 PM
  • "Apple October 23rd event: What we know, expect and some new tidbits" 9 to 5 Mac 8:55 PM
  • "Why the iPad Mini should be your next tablet" Stuff Magazine 4:23 PM
  • "Apple Lightning authentication chip cracked, photos revealed" BGR 4:24 PM
  • "More headache for Apple and MFi partners as multiple clones of Lightning design emerge" iDownload Blog 1:32 PM
  • "Apple iOS 6 Adoption Surpasses 60% in One Month" The Next Web 1:32 PM
  • "Why Apple Will Never Surprise Us With 'One More Thing' Ever Again" Cult of Mac 12:23 PM
  • "Apple iPad mini draws strong interest from MarketWatch readers" MarketWatch 12:18 PM
  • "Alt Text: A Disquieting Peek Inside the Apple Rumor Mill" Wired 11:59 AM
  • "Should Apple Have Stuck With Google Maps?" MacNews 10:59 AM
  • "Issue with iPhone 5 GSM connectivity / Sign of a larger problem ?"  Netfreedom Blog 9:45 AM
  • "One month in, iOS 6's Passbook barely passes go"  Macworld 9:01 AM
  • "Here's Why Apple's iPhone 5 Supply Problems Are A Bigger Deal Than You Think" Business Insider 8:38 AM
  • "Apple's 'iPad mini': A last-minute rumor roundup" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 4:23 PM
  • "Five Burning Questions for Tim Cook's Smaller iPad" WSJ Blogs 3:54 PM
  • "iPad Mini won't be the only Apple news" CNET News 3:52 PM
  • "iPad mini review: Apple's smaller and cheaper iPad looks set to be a Christmas smash, but is Apple's product going to be worth your money?" Macworld UK 11:03 AM
  • "7 reasons not to wait for Apple's iPad mini" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "5 questions about the Apple iPad mini: poll" MarketWatch 11:01 AM
  • "October 23 preview: Imagining Apple's iPad mini event" iMore 9:47 AM
  • "Big thoughts on a little iPad" Macworld 8:38 AM
  • "Apple's secret garden: the struggle over leaks and security/Employees tell us that leaks aren't coming from inside the house."  Ars Technica 8:37 AM
  • "Tablet Grudge Match – The iPad vs The Surface: A purely hypothetical and theoretical comparison between the iPad and the Surface RT." tech2 8:37 AM
  • "Apple iPad Mini Launch: What Else On Deck? Apple is expected to debut the iPad Mini Tuesday, but that's not all. Here's a look at the other gear that may be coming our way." InformationWeek 11:54 AM
  • "Apple Event Preview: iPad Minis And Retina MacBook Pros And iMacs And Mac Minis, Oh My!" TechCrunch 11:36 AM
  • "What to Expect at Apple's iPad Mini Event" PC Magazine 11:29 AM
  • "Apple iPad Mini: What Can We Expect" TheStreet 8:34 AM
  • "The Only CEO Who Could Hold Steve Jobs's Jock Strap" TheStreet 8:34 AM
  • "And then there were two: what to expect from Apple's iPad mini event" GigaOM 8:31 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Wants To Be Like Apple: Microsoft is developing competitive products to emulate Apple's hardware, software, and services ecosystem." PC Magazine 8:31 AM
  • "Best iPhone 5 Carrier? Perhaps Sprint" Tapscape 8:30 AM
  • "How Much Of What You Once Did On The Mac Is Now Done Only On iPhone or iPad?" Mac 360 7:46 AM
  • "Why Google Hates Apple (and why it's a life or death struggle)" PixoBebo 7:46 AM
  • "Don't mess with IBM: one downside of suing a tech company that thinks like a law firm" I, Cringely 4:36 PM
  • "Why Chromebooks Are Still Useful, Even in the Tablet Age" Techland 11:52 AM
  • "Holiday tablet wars are here, but where's Android?" TechHive 11:19 AM
  • "Android malware exploding, says Trend Micro" Network World 11:22 AM
  • "7 apps making the most of HTML5: Full-fledged Web apps are proving the power of HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript and providing great examples of how best to use the latest scripts and tags" InfoWorld 11:05 AM
  • "Why admins should know how to code" InfoWorld 11:04 AM
  • "Tech predictions gone wrong: A romp through some of the worst tech predictions from people who should have known better" Computerworld 11:02 AM
  • "Gartner: 10 Critical Tech Trends For The Next Five Years" Forbes 10:56 AM
  • "The secret to building primary storage for the private cloud" InfoWorld 11:03 AM
  • "Virtualization Lets Little Bank Play on Big-Bank Turf" [Podcast] E-Commerce Times 10:50 AM
  • "London Calling: Is NFC the next Bluetooth?" EE Times 10:50 AM
  • "Preston Gralla: Tech talk seems to be taboo on the campaign trail" Computerworld 10:31 AM
  • "Verizon Data Collection Doesn't Bother Me" BYTE 10:11 AM
  • "Samsung Chromebook: Hands-On Review/Samsung's latest Chromebook benefits from rapid improvements in Google's Chrome OS. Is this cloud computing vehicle right for you?" InformationWeek 10:11 AM
  • "Suddenly, Facebook seems all about the money" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "Nokia Lumia 920 Pre-Orders Have Mysteriously Disappeared From Best Buy" Business Insider 10:03 AM
  • "Will Yahoo revert back to a technology company?" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Motorola DROID RAZR HD Full Review" HotHardware 9:39 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "In-App Purchases are Coming to 'Fieldrunners 2' in Next Update" Touch Arcade 12:56 PM
  • "Remember When Timehop Got Better? The Time Machine For Your Social Updates Gets An iPhone App" TechCrunch 11:35 AM
  • "Oracle Announces General Availability of Oracle Application Development Framework Mobile: New HTML5 and Java-Based Framework Enables Developers to Build Hybrid Mobile Applications for Multiple Platforms, Including iOS and Android" Marketwire 10:04 AM
  • "Maxthon Loads Pages Faster than Safari and All Others in Comprehensive iOS Browser Test from Tom's Hardware" PRNewswire 9:37 AM
  • "SalamanderSkinz Introduces Nautilus: an Amazing Waterproof Case for Apple iPhone 4/4S/5" PRWeb 9:22 AM
  • "Truck Stops Pro Updated for iPhone 5" PRWeb 9:22 AM
  • "Tekserve Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Serving New York's Apple Community" Business Wire 9:21 AM
  • "Cellebrite Delivers Physical Extraction for iOS 6 and Android™ 4.1; Announces Forensic Support for iPhone® 5 and New Blackberry® Decoding" Business Wire 9:21 AM
  • "Borderlands Legends iOS shooter revealed, out this month" Eurogamer 8:56 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of October 22: iOS 6,Mountain Lion, Smoke and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera" The MUG Center 8:27 AM
  • "Kuvva goes mobile, bringing curated wallpaper art to your iPhone" The Next Web 7:51 AM
  • "Get your mood out to the world with sMoods for iOS" prMac 9:03 AM
  • "I say goodbye (Enhanced Edition) book for iPad" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Kickstarter Funded 'Walker - The Smartest Productivity App for iPhone'" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Aqua Data Studio 12.0 Leads the Way with Big Data Performance" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "With Angler Ally 1.0 for iOS, Boosting Fishing Success is No Fish Tale" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "New iSodium Universal iOS App Provides Sodium Content for Food Servings" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Actions for iPad, the missing link between mouse and keyboard" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Game your Video - Stop editing videos, start gaming them!" Global Delight 7:49 AM
  • "Industry's 1st SAS 6Gb/s Hardware RAID Host Adapter to Deliver Best-in-Class Performance Value" HighPoint Technologies 7:44 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Why Microsoft Wants To Be Like Apple: Microsoft is developing competitive products to emulate Apple's hardware, software, and services ecosystem." PC Magazine 11:17 AM
  • "Microsoft Dives Into the Retail Scene: Firm Takes Unprecedented Role in Dictating How Big-Box Stores Should Display Computers and Pitch Them to Shoppers" [Paid Membership Required] 11:55 AM
  • "Microsoft's Plan to Bring About the Era of Gesture Control: Apple might have made the touch screen ubiquitous, but Microsoft thinks hands-free interfaces will be just as big." Technology Review 11:37 AM
  • "Microsoft's Mobile Strategy Ripples Through Industry" [Paid Membership Required] 11:55 AM
  • "Bill Gates: 'Windows 8 Is Key To Where Personal Computing Is Going'" TechCrunch 11:35 AM
  • "Bill Gates talks about Windows 8, Surface" Seattle Times 11:26 AM
  • "Windows Devices: The Future Is Called RT" Forbes 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Tightens Personal Data Rules" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:09 PM
  • "Microsoft all out of Surface RT tablets: More expensive models join $499 tablet on backorder" Computerworld 10:31 AM
  • "Can The Microsoft Surface Finally Make Me A Winner?" Forbes 10:02 AM
  • "Windows prelaunch paranoia: 17 years of gloom and doom" PCWorld 11:18 AM
  • "Enterprise sends Windows 8 to the grave before launch" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Controversial Windows President Steven Sinofsky in spotlight as Windows 8 launches" Seattle Times 11:26 AM
  • "Microsoft's Sinofsky way unavoidable for Windows 8/Summary: Windows chief Steven Sinofsky gets criticized for central planning, but that may be necessary to get Windows 8 launched. Windows 9 may be a different story." ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Windows 8 versions will confuse the punters, say OEMs: Consumers must rely on retailers to explain difference between Basic x86 and RT" Channel Register 11:49 AM
  • "Windows 8: 8 things you should know about Microsoft's upcoming operating system" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Analysis: Most companies won't be early adopters of Windows 8" Reuters 10:03 AM
  • "Windows 8 An Enterprise Dud:'s Benioff/'s CEO says 'there will be no Windows 8 upgrade cycle' as enterprises embrace social, mobile, and device diversity." InformationWeek 10:11 AM
  • "Windows 8 will mark 'the end' of the Microsoft OS, says CEO Benioff" Techworld 11:38 AM
  • "Windows 8 Review: Can't Please Everyone" CRN 10:29 AM
  • "HP betting big on cloud to help company turn around: HP GM says cloud is a 'big deal' for turning around the struggling tech giant" Network World 11:22 AM
  • "HP launches Service Anywhere cloud offering: HP Service Anywhere offers IT service management capabilities as a service" Techworld 11:38 AM
  • "Meet the Last Man Standing in the HP Spying Scandal" Wired Magazine 11:57 AM
  • "IBM refreshes analysis offerings: IBM has added new capabilities to Hadoop and Cognos, and has started a cloud analysis service as well" Computerworld 4:54 PM
  • "Big Data Is Faster and Cheaper But Not New Or Revolutionary - IBM" Forbes 9:56 AM
  • "Will IBM's Bet On A Realigned Jobs Market Be Its Undoing?" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "Oracle's Hurd: World is 'drowning in data,' warns of overload" ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "Oracle brings cross-platform Java dev to mobile devices: The Oracle ADF Mobile extension allows developers to write one program that can run on both Apple and Android devices" IDG News Service 11:03 AM
  • "Cisco's Chambers: Bet On Us Because We Don't Lose" CRN 10:30 AM
  • "Cisco Takes Lead In Enterprise SBC Market: Researcher" CRN 10:29 AM
  • "Intel strives to develop tiny chips to run wearable computers: Chip maker is 'exploring' chips half the size of its Atom processor" Computerworld 5:26 PM
  • "CEA sets Ultra HD spec" TG Daily 11:46 AM
  • "How the tablet is saving the PC" Fortune 9:55 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "$AAPL Bounces Back from Friday's Losses with 4% Jump" The Mac Observer 7:52 PM
  • "What the hell happened to Apple last week? It lost $40 just before a product launch and what should be record Q4 earnings" Fortune 8:50 AM
  • "Analyst Recalibrates $840 Target on Apple" 24/7 Wall St. 10:18 AM
  • "Apple 'Slingshot' In Full Effect - Part 2" Seeking Alpha 9:15 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Q4 Preview: iPhone 5 Supply Biggest Question" ValueWalk 9:59 AM
  • "Apple's Earnings Miss: Is it priced in?" Zacks 11:53 AM
  • "Earnings and iPad Mini, but This Week Means Nothing for Apple" TheStreet 8:34 AM
  • "Crisis Investing - With Applications To Apple" Seeking Alpha 3:50 PM
  • "Alwaleed says Citigroup has great potential" ["He also said he would stick with his investment in Apple Inc . 'In the next year or two we still want to be living with the legacy of Steve Jobs,' said Alwaleed, referring to Apple's co-founder and former chief executive who died last year."] Reuters 8:58 AM
  • "Don't Risk Speculating On Consumer Electronics" Seeking Alpha 12:18 PM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech stocks slip ahead of Yahoo, TI results/Apple keeps rising ahead of expected iPad Mini; Amazon crunched" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. stocks end up after late-session rebound: Of three major indexes, Nasdaq Composite posts biggest gains" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Erase Losses as Apple Offsets Earnings" Bloomberg 3:59 PM
  • "Wall Street in Three-Day Slide" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Recover to End Higher; Apple Jumps 4%" CNBC 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Slump on Weak Earnings" TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks close flat, more earnings loom" CNNMoney 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Eke Out Gains" [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
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