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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "iPad mini: Apple asserts its dominance/Having updated every product in its range in just seven months, Apple is still a company at the height of its powers, says Shane Richmond."  Telegraph 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Doesn't Need a $200 iPad Mini"  AllThingsD 7:57 AM
  • "iPad Mini to grab sales from $199 tablets, says analyst: With iOS 6 and a 7.9-inch screen size, the iPad Mini will scoop up market share from rival tablets, according to a J.P. Morgan analyst." CNET News 8:10 AM
  • "What's All The Hubbub About Over The iPad Mini Pricing?" Seeking Alpha 8:01 AM
  • "How Steve Jobs' 7-inch flip-flop worked to Apple's advantage: It was not long ago that the company's former leader publicly trashed the 7-inch tablet as a wrongheaded tech idea. Then he had an epiphany."  CNET News 8:11 AM
  • "Smaller iPad to contribute to doubling of 7-inch media tablet market in 2012 and 2013, says IHS" DigiTimes 8:24 AM
  • "Why did Apple launch the iPad 4 now? The 4th-generation iPad comes just seven months after the launch of the previous model, a move that seems very un-Apple like." CNET News 8:22 AM
  • "iPad mini won't upset low-end market: analysts" Reuters 4:21 PM
  • "Market watchers expect $329 iPad mini will justify its price to consumers" AppleInsider 8:54 AM
  • "Apple may falter with faster iPad pace: Apple is running faster to keep ahead of the tablet competition, but that's not necessarily a good thing." EE Times 12:02 PM
  • "The next 100 million iPads: Having reached 100 million iPads shipped in 2.5 years the natural question is how long will it take for the next 100 million iPads?" asymco 8:47 AM
  • "Apple's Slow But Radical Overhaul Of Education"  ReadWrite 8:42 AM
  • "Samsung Infringes Four Apple Patents, U.S. Trade Judge Says"  Bloomberg 4:28 PM
  • "ITC sides with Apple in complaint against Samsung: In an initial ruling, the U.S. International Trade Commission says Samsung infringed on Apple's intellectual property."  CNET News 4:21 PM
  • "Judge steps down in patent lawsuit filed over Apple's Siri" CNET News 10:54 PM
  • "Apple Wins Preliminary Ruling Vs. Samsung From ITC" The Next Web 4:28 PM
  • "DOJ Probing Samsung Over Patent Abuse, Apple Says" PC Magazine 2:45 PM
  • "Apple: Justice Department Investigating Samsung's Use of Patents" [Paid Membership Required] 8:23 AM
  • "Dutch court rules (again) that Samsung doesn't infringe Apple's touch event model patent"  Foss Patents 8:51 AM
  • "Apple: DOJ has Samsung's standard-essential patents in its sights" CNET News 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Loses Dutch Patent Case Against Samsung on Touch Screen" Bloomberg 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Vs. Samsung: Another Blow For Apple As Dutch Court Rules Samsung Does Not Infringe Multitouch Patent" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
  • "FY 12 Fourth Quarter Results Conference Call" Apple 8:39 AM
  • "Media Alert: FY 12 Fourth Quarter Results Conference Call" Business Wire 8:50 AM
  • "Apple's Mac flies in under the radar" Reuters 8:53 PM
  • "Apple Posts 'About Fusion Drive' KnowledgeBase FAQ" The Mac Observer 8:25 PM
  • "MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012), Mac mini (Late 2012): Recommended OS X Software Updates" Apple Support 8:37 PM
  • "How to manage the Java 6 and Java 7 runtimes in OS X" CNET Reviews 3:56 PM
  • "Safari users hit by Facebook certificate error" CNET Reviews 2:50 PM
  • "OS X 10.8.2: Safari windows restored without drop shadow" Betalogue 8:47 AM
  • "iBook lessons: Mac clients and built-in updates" TUAW 11:36 AM
  • "Stop Mail launching for Calendar alerts" Macworld 2:43 PM
  • "How To Turn A Mac Into The Meanest, Leanest, Greenest, Cheapest, And Coolest Server Ever" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "What Every Mac User Needs To Add To The Finder: Tabs, Dual Windows, And More Free Fun" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "It's Weird Now; Why Is There No iBooks App For Mac?" AppleBitch 2:36 PM
Press Releases
  • "Skype 6.0 For Mac Adds Multiple Chat Windows, Retina Graphics, Facebook Sign-In" Cult of Mac 4:24 PM
  • "Skype v.6 is now out for OS X, Windows" Electronista 12:10 PM
  • "Skype for Mac: Version 6 brings a lot of Microsoft" FairerPlatform 11:36 AM
  • "Skype Gets Retina-Ready, Adds Multi-Window Chat And Live Messenger Support" TechCrunch 11:26 AM
  • "Zevrix Updates Output Factory for InDesign: Improves Variable File Names" prMac 11:36 AM
  • "JixiPix Announces Portrait Painter - Mac Gallery Quality Auto Painting" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "Simple Genius Project Management Apps on OS X/iOS Advance to Version 4.0" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X update adds multichannel audio, RED camera support" Ars Technica 12:09 PM
  • "Apple Releases a Big Update to Final Cut Pro X" iClarified 8:39 AM
  • "Pro Apps: Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Compressor updates arrive" FairerPlatform 7:48 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Posts Three Videos To Get You Excited For The iPad Mini [Video] BGR 10:51 PM
  • "Apple Posts New 'Colors' TV Ad for 13'' MacBook Pro With Retina Display" MacRumors 10:51 PM
  • "iPad resales surge over 700%: As soon as Apple unveiled the iPad mini Tuesday, the first thing many consumers did was sell their old iPads." MarketWatch 1:19 PM
  • "Apple may exchange your new iPad 3 with the fourth generation model" Digital Trends 8:34 AM
  • "Panel production problems may stop iPad Minis getting into fans' mitts" Register Hardware 8:40 AM
  • "iPad Mini Supply Issues Could Limit Launch: NPD" eWeek 11:05 AM
  • "New iMacs expected to quadruple Apple's dismal Q3 desktop shipments" AppleInsider 8:41 AM
  • "iPad Mini & The Future of Digital Publishing" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:57 AM
  • "Lukewarm Response to iPad Mini in Asia" WSJ Blogs 9:38 AM
  • "BWest Tech Minute: iPad Schools" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:57 AM
  • "Siri Allegedly Infringes on Patent from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professors" Patently Apple 9:10 AM
  • "Suit claims Siri has Troy roots: RPI team developed technology in iPhones, patent holder says" Albany Times Union 12:10 PM
  • "AT&T Q3 Hurt by iPhone 5 Delays Despite Record Android, WP Sales" eWeek 11:25 AM
  • "AT&T Q3 EPS Beats; Activates 4.7M iPhones" Barron's 7:57 AM
  • "For AT&T, the iPhone bonanza continues" GigaOM 8:24 AM
  • "Thanks Apple: Verizon Still Leads the Mobile Industry" The Motley Fool 3:16 PM
  • "Oh dear: Apple kicks out South Korea boss" The Register 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Store's British overlord Browett trousers $1.74m of shares • The Channel" Channel Register 12:01 PM
  • "Three will sell the Ipad Mini and fourth generation Ipad" The Inquirer 8:13 AM
  • "Gorilla Glass Gets Around: Now Featured On 1 Billion Devices Worldwide" TechCrunch 8:56 AM
  • "Apple posts iPad mini keynote stream, podcasts" FairerPlatform 7:48 AM
  • "GooPhone Announce $99 GooPad Mini IPad Mini Clone" Gizchina 8:31 AM
  • "Apple's iPad Mini Knockoff Revealed, Call it The 'GooPad Mini'!" M.I.C. Gadget 8:42 AM
  • "Ex-Apple Developer's Much-Anticipated Next Act: A Word Game" Bloomberg 10:59 AM
  • "Complete Apple 1 tips up at a German auction: Could fetch €200,000... or maybe not" The Inquirer 11:00 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Adobe patches six critical vulnerabilities in Shockwave Player" Techworld 11:49 AM
  • "Broadcom posts first $2 billion quarter" EE Times 11:04 AM
  • "PlayStation 'master key' leaked online: Crucial security information about the Sony PlayStation 3 has been leaked online, making it easier for users to play pirated games on the machine." BBC 10:37 AM
  • "Silicon Laboratories reaches record third-quarter revenue" Austin American-Statesman [Free Registration Required] 10:37 AM
  • "Motorola Solutions beats estimates on government spending" Reuters 10:07 AM
  • "STMicro Makes Plans to Get Leaner as Chip Demand Is Weak" Bloomberg 9:53 AM
  • "Man Busts Out of Google, Rebuilds Top-Secret Query Machine" Wired Magazine 11:58 AM
  • "Where Servers Meet Saunas: A Visit to Google's Finland Data Center" Wired Magazine 11:58 AM
  • "Google Takes Its Backpack-Sized Trekker Street View Cameras To The Grand Canyon" TechCrunch 11:26 AM
  • "Google Shifts Pitch for Its New Chromebooks" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:58 AM
  • "Google captures 360-degree view of popular hiking trails at Grand Canyon National Park" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:47 AM
  • "EMC profit misses estimates, 2012 outlook is cut" Reuters 9:52 AM
  • "SAP sales rise; puts cloud in focus" MarketWatch 9:45 AM
  • "AT&T subscribers disappoint, revenue misses Street" Reuters 10:07 AM
  • "Nintendo reduces fiscal first half loss but lowers yearly forecast ahead of Wii U launch" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:47 AM
  • "LG Electronics reports Q3 profit on handset earnings" CNET News 10:03 AM
  • "TUAW TV Live: Talking minis, opening boxes" TUAW 4:24 PM
  • "New iPads, iMac and MacBook Pros -Oh My!" Your Mac Life 12:44 PM
  • "Apple adds Retina to 13-in. MacBook Pro, makes iMac customers wait: Subtracts DVD drives from iMacs, adds $100 to price, and delays shipping" Computerworld 8:11 AM
  • "Apple slims down iMac, eliminates DVD drive" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 8:08 AM
  • "Apple's New Super Slim iMac Comes In A Strangely Shaped Box" Business Insider 4:28 PM
  • "Apple introduces iPad Mini and 4th-generation iPad" DigiTimes 8:24 AM
  • "Apple introduces 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and new iMac systems" DigiTimes 8:24 AM
  • "Apple enters the budget tablet market ... with the most expensive budget tablet" Digital Trends 8:35 AM
  • "Apple increases iMac's power, decreases its size" AppleTell 8:40 AM
  • "4th Generation iPad/Nicknames: iPad 4, 4G iPad" Low End Mac 8:39 AM
  • "2012 iMac, Mac mini, 13" Retina MBP + Fusion Drive Overview" Insanely Great Mac 8:29 AM
  • "iPad mini has advanced software to detect unintended touches around the screens bezel" iMore 8:32 AM
  • "iPad mini Software Ignores Unintended Touches" PadGadget 11:02 AM
  • "iPhone 4S Jailbreak Not Possible on Newer Devices [Hint: Blame iOS 6] Blogote 8:21 AM
  • "We have both models of Apple TV. The ATV2 has worked flawlessly. The ATV3 has a difficult time keeping a wireless connection. We have replaced the unit once and run the latest software. We have tried it in a bedroom and in the family room. In either location the ATV2 keeps a signal with no problem, but the ATV3 drops the connection to the Apple Extreme router at seemingly random times." MacInTouch 4:17 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Brainsss For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:45 AM
  • "Fearless Fighter For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:45 AM
  • "Bullistic Unleashed For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:45 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:43 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:43 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:43 AM
  • "Get a refurbished iPad 3 (16GB) for $379" CNET News 8:10 AM
  • "Refurbished iPad 3 price slashed, save up to $150" FairerPlatform 10:03 AM

  • "Hands On With the Apple iPad (4th Generation)" PC Magazine 2:47 PM
  • "Hands On: Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch With Retina Display" PC Magazine 2:48 PM
  • "13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Preview" BGR 2:49 PM
  • "13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Benchmarks" Primate Labs 8:18 PM
  • "Hands On With the New, Thinner Apple iMacs" PC Magazine 2:48 PM
  • "Hands-on with the iPad mini: first impressions" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:49 PM
  • "Hands On with the iPad Mini" Mac|Life 2:43 PM
  • "Review: iPad Mini a lighter take" USA Today 11:35 AM
  • "Hands on with the iPad mini" Macworld 8:12 AM
  • "First Apple 'iPad mini' review - can it snatch sales away from Google and Amazon?" Belfast Telegraph 8:17 AM
  • "Hands on: First review of Apple's 'iPad mini' - can it snatch sales away from Google and Amazon?" The Independent 11:28 AM
  • "Hands-on with the iPad Mini" CNN 10:57 AM
  • "Apple iPad Mini: First Impressions" TheStreet 8:01 AM
  • "The iPad mini – hands-on review" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:23 AM
  • "Apple iPad mini vs. Apple iPad: We compare Apple's new tablets" PCWorld Australia 8:25 AM
  • "Apple iPad Mini screen comparison" [Video Report] T3 9:12 AM
  • "iPad Mini vs Nexus 7" T3 8:41 AM
  • "iPad Mini vs. Nexus 7: A head-to-head tablet comparison" Network World 8:25 AM
  • "2012 Mac mini review, tear down, and benchmarks." Mac Mini Vault 3:15 PM
  • "With New Sizes and Features, iPods Grow Up" [Paid Membership Required] 8:15 AM
  • "MDock Turns Your MacBook Pro Into A 'Desktop' Computer" MacNews 8:43 AM
  • "Sweet Options for the iPhone 5" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:16 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands on with iBooks 3" Macworld 2:46 PM
  • "How iBooks 3 Beats Kindle [Review] Mashable 2:45 PM
  • "iBooks 3 review: New edition of iBooks introduces new syncing, scrolling, and sharing features" Macworld UK 8:47 AM
  • "Review: Letterpress for iPhone is an excellent word game" Macworld 2:43 PM
  • "'Letterpress' for iOS: Tweetie creator emerges from year of silence with addictive word game" The Verge 11:02 AM
  • "Loren Brichter's Comeback: Letterpress" MacStories 11:02 AM
  • "Appidemic: Mirrorgram for iPhone, iPod touch" AppleTell 9:13 AM
  • "Review: Clever Lotto - A Handy Lottery Assistant" MacTrast 2:49 PM
  • "This Is The Season For Sports Fans And This Is The Free iPhone App For Sports Scores" McSolo 7:51 AM
  • "What Every Traveler Needs: An iTranslate Voice App For The iPhone" BohemianBoomer 7:51 AM
  • "The Camera App Your iPhone Or iPad Needs To Replace Apple's Built-in Camera App" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "What Every iPhone And iPad User Needs: The Official Dictionary And Thesaurus (it's free)" NoodleMac 7:50 AM
  • "What Every iPhone User Needs To Complement The Weather App: Hi-Def Radar" TeraTalks 7:49 AM
  • "Sonic Jump by SEGA for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 8:32 AM
  • "VEVO HD Review" 148Apps 11:36 AM
  • "Atlas by Collins Review" 148Apps 10:06 AM
  • "Pocket Climber Review" 148Apps 2:46 PM
  • "Topps HUDDLE Review" 148Apps 3:56 PM
  • "Funkin' Arena Review" 148Apps 8:54 AM
  • "Ninja Box Review" 148Apps 9:12 AM
  • "DIY: Turn an old lamp into a flexible phone stand" CNET 8:45 PM
  • "Shopping for your iPad: Picking the pad that best suits you" TUAW 3:16 PM
  • "Apple Mac Minis Compared: Should You Upgrade?" PC Magazine 2:48 PM
  • "9 Ways to Recycle Your iPad" Mashable 10:06 AM
  • "Parent Proof the iPad – Tips to Help your Parents and Grandparents into the Digital Era" PadGadget 8:33 AM
  • "That iPad you just bought can be swapped for a 4G iPad mini" Crave @ CNET 8:15 AM
  • "Which iPad Is Right For You?" App Advice 8:30 AM
  • "iPad 4-Gen: 10 Reasons Why Apple's Full-Size Tablet Is Worth Buying" eWeek 10:51 PM
  • "iPad mini is more than just the sum of its hardware" ZDNet 10:51 PM
  • "Will we still see a new iPad in March?" Gizmag 9:03 PM
  • "Will Apple TV be the next 'one more thing'?" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 9:03 PM
  • "Why Apple's Packed Event (And 4th-Gen iPad) Make Sense" Wired 9:03 PM
  • "How Apple 'Doubled' iPad Wi-Fi Throughput" TidBITS 8:17 PM
  • "With iPad Mini Apple Sees Bigger Picture" BYTE 4:21 PM
  • "iPad Mini: Apple Could Have Done More" BYTE 4:21 PM
  • "iPad Mini: The Great Price Debate/The entry-level iPad Mini costs $329, which raised some eyebrows. Here's why analysts say the iPad Mini is priced right--and will steal sales from $199 Android tablets." InformationWeek 4:21 PM
  • "iPad Mini Leaves Gaping Price Umbrella" BYTE 4:21 PM
  • "Get those iPad mini pre-orders in! Analyst predicts initial shortages" VentureBeat 3:56 PM
  • "The iPad Mini's Price Tag Is Giant: Apple executed the iPad mini rollout all wrong." PC Magazine 2:50 PM
  • "Apple's iPad Mini: What They're Saying" PC Magazine 2:48 PM
  • "Apple Is a Follower" Gizmodo 2:46 PM
  • "iPad Mini: Apple Could Have Done More" BYTE 2:46 PM
  • "Apple's iPad mini: the pros and cons" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2:43 PM
  • "The iPad Mini Could Spur an Education Revolution" Tech.pinions 12:44 PM
  • "Some First And Second Thoughts About The iPad mini (And 4th-Gen iPad) – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 12:44 PM
  • "iPad mini: Not what I hoped it would be" ZDNet 12:10 PM
  • "iPad inertia: Does Apple's tablet have a future in Whitehall?" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "Is the iPad Mini too expensive? Apple's tinier tablet starts at $329 — a full $130 more than Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and Google's Nexus 7" eWeek 11:24 AM
  • "Greg's Bite: Apple's New, Shorter Product Cycles" MacNews 11:03 AM
  • "Apple exec Phil Schiller defends $329 entry price of iPad mini" AppleInsider 11:25 AM
  • "Apple SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller defends iPad mini's $329 price tag" 9 to 5 Mac 11:02 AM
  • "Phil Schiller on the iPad mini price: a lot of folks pay for quality" iDownload Blog 11:02 AM
  • "Phil Schiller Defends iPad Mini Pricing Decision" MacRumors 10:30 AM
  • "Apple Cleared The Deck For A Monster Announcement In The Spring"  Business Insider 10:28 AM
  • "The emerging reality of Apple's leaked products" TUAW 10:07 AM
  • "This Is the iPad Mini You Should Get" Gizmodo 10:06 AM
  • "Apple Seems To Be Losing In The European Courts, Winning In The US" Forbes 10:05 AM
  • "iPad Mini or just a larger iPhone 4s" Examiner 10:04 AM
  • "The iPad Mini Is Not Overpriced, And Sales Numbers Will Prove It"  TechCrunch 10:03 AM
  • "Analyst: Innovation at Apple is over; iPad mini playing catch up to Android; expects 'mediocre customer adoption" MacDailyNews 9:26 AM
  • "Apple iPad Mini: Worth the Premium Price/Flash" [Video Report] TheStreet 9:13 AM
  • "Why Apple's $329 iPad Mini Will Do Just Fine Against $200 Android Tablets" Cult of Mac 9:12 AM
  • "Could the iPad Mini Be a Gaming Game-Changer?" WSJ Blogs 9:11 AM
  • "Apple iPad: Another One?Flash" [Video Report] TheStreet 9:11 AM
  • "iPad Mini Arrives at Critical Time for Apple" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:57 AM
  • "Silly Patents: The Effect Of Apple's Rejected Patent Claims On The Samsung Lawsuit" Seeking Alpha 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Special Event 2012 in 90 seconds video" T3 8:52 AM
  • "What Exactly Is A Fusion Drive? It's More Advanced Than You Think" Cult of Mac 8:52 AM
  • "A Look Back At Yesterday's Apple Media Event" MacNews 8:43 AM
  • "iPad mini: Why The iPad mini Is Perfectly Priced (Opinion)" MacTrast 8:52 AM
  • "Why The 'New' iPad Should Never Have Been Released" ReadWrite 8:42 AM
  • "Will you buy iPad mini?" BetaNews 8:39 AM
  • "The new iPads: What you need to know" Macworld 8:34 AM
  • "The iPad 3 vs. the iPad 4: Another New iPad? No Thanks, Apple! Why You Should Skip This Upgrade" PadGadget 8:33 AM
  • "iPad mini: Rumors vs. Reality" PadGadget 8:32 AM
  • "Apple faithful, Android/Windows fans debate iPad Mini on Twitter" Network World 8:25 AM
  • "Apple iPad mini: Winners and losers" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "iPad mini not a patch on Google Nexus 7, say CNET readers" Crave @ CNET 8:15 AM
  • "Tim Cook Blinked First - The Nexus 7 Takes Pride Of Place At The iPad Mini Launch" Forbes 8:08 AM
  • "Apple's Rubber Band Snaps. What Took So Long?" Forbes 8:06 AM
  • "Apple's Big Day: First Thoughts" [Video Report] TheStreet 8:05 AM
  • "Apple Vs. Amazon: Don't Call It a Price War" TheStreet 8:03 AM
  • "Apple: Don't Believe Haters, Hype and Hysteria" TheStreet 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's Crazy Fetish For Thin Products Hits The iMac: It's So Thin It Looks Unreal" Mac 360 7:51 AM
  • "Apple's iPad mini, Google's Nexus 7, Amazon's Kindle Fire HD: The Sum Of The Parts" PixoBebo 7:51 AM
  • "Everything Everybody Already Hates About Apple's iPad mini (and why it won't matter)" Mac 360 7:51 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note II Smartphone Review" HotHardware 2:36 PM
  • "You don't own your Kindle books, Amazon reminds customer" NBC News 11:32 AM
  • "How to use a 'Moneyball' approach to building a better IT team" CIO 11:26 AM
  • "The pennywise perils of clinging to ancient tech" InfoWorld 11:26 AM
  • "They shoot horses, don't they? My friend outlived his usefulness. I'm having a hard time letting go." Fortune 11:21 AM
  • "Low-cost smartphones have a dangerous side: A raft of new devices could be targets for cyber criminals." Fortune 11:20 AM
  • "Could This Have Been The World's First Computer?" Forbes 11:19 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note II review: Is bigger really better?" Computerworld 10:53 AM
  • "Researcher sees Android lapping Windows by 2016" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:47 AM
  • "Mimecast Debugs Email" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "Gartner: A Dozen IT Predictions For 2013 And Beyond" Forbes 9:56 AM
  • "How Facebook Got Its Groove Back" Time 11:54 AM
  • "Call the Cops, Mark Zuckerberg Just Killed Zynga" TheStreet 9:33 AM
  • "Four Days Of Digital Detox: The Ultimate Tech Decelerator" ReadWrite 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface RT: Early reviews a mixed bag" Electronista 8:40 AM
  • "Windows 8 Review - Complete Guide To New Features" AddictiveTips 8:40 AM
  • "'The Late Late Show' takes a shot at iPad Mini" CNET News 8:46 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Speck marks Halloween with three iPhone 5 cases" CNET Reviews 8:47 PM
  • " kills iOS apps in response to restrictive Twitter guidelines, shifts focus to Digg" The Verge 4:24 PM
  • "'Crossword Dungeon' is a Clever Game Worth Checking Out" Touch Arcade 11:35 AM
  • "Nuance launches beta of Dragon Mobile Assistant for Android, takes on Siri" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "Google AdWords Can Now Track iOS App Downloads" TechCrunch 11:26 AM
  • "OWC offering RAM upgrades for new Mac minis: $50 (8GB), $85 (12GB), $115 (16GB)" 9 to 5 Mac 10:29 AM
  • "WaterField's Eight Best iPad mini Cases Including New Outback iPad mini" Appmodo 10:03 AM
  • "ZAGG Inc. Introduces New Accessories for the iPad mini" Business Wire 8:51 AM
  • "Belkin Announces Upgraded Cases and Style for iPad mini" Business Wire 8:51 AM
  • "Letterpress: The First New Product From Tweetie's Loren Brichter Since Departing Twitter" TechCrunch 11:26 AM
  • "New WordPress For iOS Update Features Support For Featured Image And More" App Advice 8:30 AM
  • "It's Alive! Frankenswine And Other Bad Piggies Haunt Newly Updated Angry Birds Seasons" App Advice 8:30 AM
  • "Em Software Buy One Get One Free Promotion on Database Publishing Tools" prMac 10:28 AM
  • "Little Bird iPhone and iPad App Big Hit Say Reviewers" prMac 9:27 AM
  • "HealthyOut, a New iPhone App, Launches on Food Day" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "Recosoft ships ID2Office v1.5 - Convert InDesign CS6 files to Word & PPT" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "Simon's Poker Casino for iOS: Texas Hold'em Poker-Bot Learns As It Plays" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "Chess Opening Trainer 3.0 Adds Position Training" prMac 8:20 AM
  • "Babies and preschoolers will love Explore the Animal Kingdom 1.5" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Sequel to Award-Winning Treasure Kai Book App is Launched" prMac 8:19 AM
  • "Pocket Mobile Resume PRO - Now for iPhone 5 and iOS 6" prMac 8:19 AM
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Computer Industry
  • "E.U. Antitrust Officials Say Microsoft Violated Deal" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:53 AM
  • "EU charges Microsoft didn't honor browser pledge" MarketWatch 9:45 AM
  • "EU Sent Microsoft Antitrust Objections on Browser Choice" Bloomberg 9:57 AM
  • "Brussels demands changes on eve of Windows launch" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:14 AM
  • "Europe Could Hit Microsoft With $7B+ Fine Over New Internet Explorer Antitrust Violations [Updated] TechCrunch 11:48 AM
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  • "Microsoft responds to EU antitrust regulator's complaint on breach of browser choice order: The company says it will change Windows 8 before launch next week" IDG News Service 10:53 AM
  • "EU's Almunia: no probe into Microsoft system for tablets" Reuters 9:58 AM
  • "Beautiful Microsoft tablet let down by software gaps: reviewers" Reuters 9:56 AM
  • "What the New Surface Says About Microsoft's Future" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:57 AM
  • "Surface tablets start shipping ahead of Windows 8 launch" BBC 10:38 AM
  • "Windows 8 vs. Windows RT: It matters. Let's explain." CNNMoney 10:48 AM
  • "No rush yet of app developers to Windows 8" Seattle Times 11:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Launches Hadoop For Windows Server and Azure" Forbes 11:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Hadoop On Windows: Microsoft makes big data play with HDInsight Server, first beta release of Hadoop distribution for Windows operating system." InformationWeek 10:10 AM
  • "Whitman defends HP: Dings Surface, Cisco, pledges innovation" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "HP's Whitman Faces Skeptical CIOs At Gartner Event" InformationWeek 8:56 PM
  • "HP CEO Meg Whitman Live From Gartner: We Won't Offer Smartphone in 2013 (Updated)" Forbes 9:51 AM
  • "HP: It'd be embarrassing to offer BYOD to our staff" ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Lenovo Looks to New Markets" [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Lenovo snaps up ex-Moto staff in mobile push: Scores defect to Chinese PC giant" The Register 11:53 AM
  • "IBM and CloudShare launch agile development platform" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Dell flashes more hints about flashy servers: Virtual SANS also on the agenda" The Register 11:53 AM
  • "Exclusive: Intel CEO Paul Otellini on Windows 8, the Tablet Market and Competing With ARM" AllThingsD 12:09 PM
  • "Chambers On The Record: How Cisco Plans To Become The No. 1 IT Company" CRN 10:50 AM
  • "Obama to compromise on cybersecurity executive order: President attempts to pacify hardliners and privacy advocates, report says" CSO 11:38 AM
  • "Five tech themes disturbingly absent from the presidential election" ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Weak PC Demand Hits Chip Makers' Earnings" [Paid Membership Required] 9:37 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's stock chart loses some sheen before results" Reuters 3:13 PM
  • "Handicapping Apple's quarterly revenue and earnings: Q4 2012" Fortune 8:20 AM
  • "Apple earnings preview: All eyes on iPhone, iPad" CNET News 8:47 PM
  • "Apple Earnings Preview: Numbers To Chew On" Seeking Alpha 8:52 AM
  • "Analysts give muted reaction to Apple's mini iPad" Reuters 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Slips on iPad Mini Pricing; iPad Mini First Impressions" Barron's 8:06 AM
  • "Earnings Preview: Apple" Zacks 2:50 PM
  • "Apple share price timeline" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:46 PM
  • "Analyst: Not the First Time Critics Questioned Apple's Pricing" The Mac Observer 8:19 PM
  • "Investors Wonder If Apple Has Matured Too Much" 24/7 Wall St. 8:24 AM
  • "Why Apple Will Miss Earnings And Trade Below $600" Seeking Alpha 2:46 PM
  • "Retail Chief John Browett Receives First Disbursement of Signing Bonus Apple Stock" MacRumors 8:47 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Supplier Beats Estimates And Is Heading Higher" Seeking Alpha 9:12 AM
Industry News
  • "What's Wrong With the Nasdaq? The tech-stock heavy index faces some serious technical challenges. Even Apple can't help." Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 3:15 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Netflix leads tech slump; Facebook soars/Juniper, Corning, EMC shares down following earnings reports" MarketWatch 4:14 PM
  • "U.S. stock indexes add to prior day's fall: FOMC monetary-policy statement contains nothing unexpected" MarketWatch 4:14 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall to Seven-Week Low as Fed Offsets Economy" Bloomberg 4:14 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Red After Notes From Fed" TheStreet 4:14 PM
  • "Investors sidelined by cloud of uncertainty" CNNMoney 12:05 PM
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  • "Stocks: Investors take a breather" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "U.K. stocks recover after Chinese data" MarketWatch 9:45 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks lower but China data support" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "Asian Share Mixed" [Paid Membership Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rise after mixed PMI data/Autos: Peugeot and Volvo lose ground, but Volkswagen makes gains" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "European Stocks Eke Out a Gain" [Paid Membership Required] 12:06 PM
  • "Global markets edge higher as upbeat Chinese news offset gloomy European indicators" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:51 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:51 PM
  • "Nasdaq profit falls 19% as trading slows" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
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