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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 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

  • "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
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