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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, October 25, 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 Q4 Results
  • "Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results" ["Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 fourth quarter ended September 29, 2012. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $36.0 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.2 billion, or $8.67 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $28.3 billion and net profit of $6.6 billion, or $7.05 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.0 percent compared to 40.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter's revenue."]  Apple 4:01 PM
  • "Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results: 26.9 Million iPhones Sold; Record Fourth Quarter Revenue and Profit/Board Declares Quarterly Dividend of $2.65 per Common Share" Business Wire 3:33 PM
  • "Apple Records Q4 2012 Earnings of $8.2B on $36B in Revenue, Tops $150B in Sales for Fiscal 2012 [Call Ended] MacRumors 7:15 PM
  • "Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2012 conference call" AppleInsider 5:24 PM
  • "Apple: Lower margins on iPad Mini, iPhone 5 to dampen profits" CNET News 5:28 PM
  • "Apple Profits Rise 24% on iPhone 5 Sales" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:39 PM
  • "iPhone Shines But iPad Dims" [Paid Membership Required] 7:27 PM
  • "Apple defends iPad mini pricing, says build quality is higher and people will actually use it" The Next Web 5:29 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook: iPad mini 'not a compromised product like 7-inch tablets'" Ars Technica 7:24 PM
  • "Apple Profit Misses Estimates on Disappointing IPad Tablet Sales" Bloomberg 4:00 PM
  • "Apple earnings jump 24%, but miss estimates" MarketWatch 3:36 PM
  • "Apple fails to wow as iPad sales disappoint" Reuters 4:18 PM
  • "Apple Earnings Miss Expectations" WSJ Blogs 3:59 PM
  • "Apple Q4 earnings beat guidance, miss the Street's lowered expectations" Fortune 4:02 PM
  • "Apple Says Lowered Guidance Comes From So Many Redesigned Products at Once" AllThingsD 8:37 PM
  • "Apple's Cash Hoard Grows at Slower Pace" WSJ Blogs 4:33 PM
  • "Apple's Fiscal Q4 2012 Results: $36 Billion In Revenue, Net Profit Of $8.2 Billion, Earnings Of $8.67 Per Share" TechCrunch 3:35 PM
  • "Apple's Hardware Q4 2012: 26.9M iPhones, 14M iPads, 4.9M Macs And 5.3M iPods" TechCrunch 3:35 PM
  • "AAPL Halted: FY Q4 Rev Beats, EPS Misses; Q4 View Misses" Barron's 3:36 PM
  • "Apple Needs a Big Holiday: and whether Apple can strike new distribution deals in the new year." [Paid Membership Required] 7:27 PM
  • "Apple Bitten Again" Zacks 4:19 PM
Apple News
  • "For some tablets, iPad Mini is a big threat in a little package: Why Apple's new tablet will affect some Android device makers more than others."  CNET News 8:28 AM
  • "Apple aims to stay atop tablet mountain: Even priced at $329, the iPad Mini will be a success" Computerworld 8:17 AM
  • "With iPad, Apple upends the upgrade calendar" MarketWatch 9:53 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook: What Analysts Miss/Apple's manufacturing power is now entrenched in China. Expect that to change as the new CEO helps reinvent the company, again." InformationWeek 11:01 AM
  • "Apple's Biggest Threat: Killer Advertising/Apple never skimps on advertising. Because of advertising, by starting with the awesome foundation of the product itself, Apple can charge premium prices and still manage to capture the mindshare of everyday consumers. Apple hasn't been snarky since the days of I'm a Mac and I'm a PC, and even then, the ads were infused with a sense of good fun. The Mac guy was never mean. Bemused, perhaps, but not mean."  MacNewsWorld 8:40 AM
  • "Apple's Online Radio Service to Challenge Pandora in 2013"  Bloomberg 2:56 PM
  • "Pandora Shares Trip Circuit Breakers After Report of Apple Radio Service" WSJ Blogs 3:25 PM
  • "Apple Moves to Launch Music Service, Pandora Plummets" CNBC 5:25 PM
  • "Apple faces pressure over iPhone 5 hopes" Telegraph 3:03 PM
  • "Samsung to appeal ITC ruling: US commission sides with Apple over patents"  The Korea Times 8:16 AM
  • "Samsung infringed four Apple patents, ITC rules" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Samsung says ITU ruling in favor of Apple would mean less choice, higher prices" IDG News Service 8:39 AM
  • "Casino royale: Apple, Samsung betting on a post-PC world" Computerworld 10:24 AM
  • "Judge steps down from Apple's Siri patent case" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Anthropologist 'confirms' Apple is a religion" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Apple's iCloud Now Has 190 Million Users" TechCrunch 4:18 PM
  • "Parallels warns Mac users to not upgrade to Windows 8" 9 to 5 Mac 11:48 AM
  • "Apple adds raw suport for Nikon D600, other Photokina models" CNET News 8:28 AM
  • "How to make ColorSync profiles stick in OS X" CNET Reviews 4:17 PM
  • "DRM be damned: how to protect your Amazon e-books from being deleted" Ars Technica 7:39 PM
  • "Review: Thunderbird mail client offers freedom, flexibility, and drawbacks" Macworld 8:39 AM
  • "Mac Gems: QuickRes helps you get the most out of Retina displays" Macworld 8:39 AM
  • "Simple, Slick, Superb: Pocket For Mac Does Save-For-Later Right [Review] Cult of Mac 11:47 AM
  • "Review: Pocket finally comes to the Mac" 9 to 5 Mac 8:37 AM
  • "A First Look at TotalSpaces: Spaces for the Rest of Us" The PC Weenies 9:14 AM
  • "Egnyte HybridCloud file server review: Novel, hybrid storage solution squarely aimed at businesses with compatible iOS apps" Macworld UK 8:49 AM
  • "The Master Guide to Formatting a Hard Drive" Mactuts+ 8:44 AM
  • "Take screenshots of sheets with Command-Shift-4" Mac OS X Hints 11:04 AM
  • "Make Sure Your Mac Asks If You Want To Save Changes To Your Documents [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Yet Another Quick And Easy Way To Check Network Traffic In Real Time On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 8:00 AM
  • "How PhotoStyler Improves, Enhances, Fixes Photos On Your Mac With Tools And Presets" NoodleMac 8:00 AM
  • "What Every Mac iPhoto User Needs: Instant Photo Frames And Collages (almost free)" Mac 360 7:59 AM
  • "Use Your Mac To Wake Up 127 Ways Using A Professional Alarm Clock" Mac 360 7:58 AM
  • "The Time Is Here For OS X To Put A Serious Dent In Windows" MacNews 8:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "Read-it-later service Pocket launches Mac app" GigaOM 8:12 AM
  • "Pocket launches new Mac app for cross-platform sharing and offline reading" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Logic Express 9.1.8, Logic Pro 9.1.8 updates" FairerPlatform 8:00 AM
  • "OpenMeta, better email archiving, and more: DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.4.3" DEVONtechnologies 7:57 AM
  • "MaBaSoft Releases Application Wizard 3.3.2" prMac 9:14 AM
  • "Instamac brings Instagram to the Mac" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Shade 3D for Unity Free Game Content Development System Announced" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Veenix, LLC Celebrates 20 Years of Mac with Super App Bundle" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "PhotoBulk - easy-to-use bulk image editor for Mac" prMac 7:54 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook compares Microsoft Surface to a 'flying car': The Apple CEO didn't have kind words for Microsoft's Surface." CNET News 5:28 PM
  • "Tim Cook: Microsoft Surface Is Confusing Like A 'Car That Flies And Floats'" Cult of Mac 5:29 PM
  • "Apple increments App Store prices for European users, new base price stands at €0.89" The Next Web 5:29 PM
  • "Apple ups the base price on the App Store in several European countries to €0.89, new currencies added" 9 to 5 Mac 7:25 PM
  • "Apple Changing App Store Prices for Several Countries" MacStories 7:24 PM
  • "The human costs of the iPad mini: chemical smells, unpaid overtime, constant work" IDG News Service 9:53 AM
  • "In Mobile Ads, iOS Is Still The Most Valuable Platform; Apps Drive 73% Of All Revenues, Says Opera" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "Opera: iOS Rules Mobile Ads, as Android Drops Below BlackBerry" The Next Web 8:53 AM
  • "Apple's U.S. iPhone activations grew 98% over the past year" Fortune 11:29 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Apple has chance to become the fifth largest PC brand in 2013" DigiTimes 8:14 AM
  • "Sprint bleeds customers; sells 1.5 million iPhones" CNET News 8:28 AM
  • "Sprint sells 1.5 million iPhones, 1 million other smartphones, but makes a net loss of $767 million" Engadget 8:11 AM
  • "Sprint halves quarterly losses to $767m, sells another 1.5m iPhones" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Q3 US Sales" BGR 11:04 AM
  • "The Beatles' Apple Corps Logo is now a Registered TM of Apple"  Patently Apple 7:58 AM
  • "Apple now officially owns Beatles' Apple Corps Logo" CNET News 11:01 AM
  • "Apple Wins Ownership of Beatles' Apple Corps Logo" AllThingsD 3:02 PM
  • "Apple launches ad for 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro" CNET News 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Posts New 'Colors' Ad for 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display" The Next Web 8:13 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Jailbreaking now legal under DMCA for smartphones, but not tablets" Ars Technica 9:01 PM
  • "Feds uphold jailbreaking laws on DVDs, game consoles, tablets: While smartphone jailbreaking remains legal, new rules published by the U.S. Copyright Office dictate that cracking DVDs, gaming consoles, and tablets is against the law." CNET News 9:00 PM
  • "New Samsung Galaxy S3 ad: It's good for sharing sex tapes!" CNET News 2:57 PM
  • "Fujitsu assigns team of women to design PC for women" The Register 1:45 PM
  • "Imation cutting 20 per cent of workforce amid losses" The Register 1:45 PM
  • "Security researcher demonstrates remote-controlled browser extension malware" Techworld 1:37 PM
  • "Nanya, Inotera see losses widen in 3Q12" DigiTimes 11:13 AM
  • "China's ZTE slumps to quarterly loss, margins bleed" Reuters 10:25 AM
  • "Carphone Warehouse leaks LG's Google Nexus 4 phone" BBC 10:41 AM
  • "LG rolls out 84-inch Ultra HD TV for $19,999.99" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:29 AM
  • "LG at work on WebOS-based HDTV, report says: The television will reportedly be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January." CNET News 10:21 AM
  • "NASA-style mission control centers for social media are taking off: Companies from Gatorade to Dell are building multimillion-dollar mission control centers to man their social media operations." Fortune 10:08 AM
  • "Worker Dispute Halts Production at Chinese Electronics Plant" [Paid Membership Required] 10:04 AM
  • "AU Optronics 3Q net loss widens on higher costs" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "TSMC sees six months of weaker sales after record third-quarter profit" Reuters 10:26 AM
  • "Sprint Building Out LTE in 200+ Cities" Light Reading 3:01 PM
  • "Sprint's 3Q Red Ink Grows, Sees '12 Slightly Topping Forecasts" FOXBusiness 11:20 AM
  • "Sprint loses subscribers again in third quarter as Nextel exodus speeds up; loss widens" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Looks to Future 3D Tiles for Next-Gen Windows" Patent Bolt 11:00 AM
  • "Live # 10 PM ET - iPad Mini, iPad 4, iMac, Mac mini, Fusion Drive, 13" MBP" Insanely Great Mac 3:59 PM
  • "Apple Says The iPad Mini's Gross Margin Is 'Significantly' Lower Than Its Other Products" TechCrunch 4:34 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends iPad Mini's 'Aggressive Pricing'" TechCrunch 5:28 PM
  • "Tim Cook on 7.9" iPad mini: 'We would never make a 7" tablet'" The Next Web 5:29 PM
  • "Tim Cook clarifies Apple's position on 7-inch tablets" 9 to 5 Mac 5:29 PM
  • "Apple Sets All-Time Record For Quarterly App Store Sales: 700K Apps, 275K For iPad, $6.5B Paid To Devs" TechCrunch 4:34 PM
  • "Apple 'beloved' TV hobby sells 5M this fiscal year, up over 100 percent" 9 to 5 Mac 5:28 PM
  • "Apple TV sales hit 5.3 million, but Apple still calls it a hobby" VentureBeat 7:06 PM
  • "Apple Says New Super-Thin iMacs Will Be In Short Supply Once They're Released" Cult of Mac 7:24 PM
  • "Mac desktops are now a very lonely 3% of Apple sales" VentureBeat 7:08 PM
  • "13" Retina Macbooks showing up in Apple Stores" AppleTell 7:23 PM
  • "21.5-inch new iMac can't be upgraded, Apple site suggests" Crave @ CNET 8:32 AM
  • "Latest 12W iPad Charger Will Charge Older iPads Quicker" Gizmodo 8:07 AM
  • "LG Display acquires most panel orders for new Apple products" DigiTimes 8:13 AM
  • "Radiant lands nearly all BLU orders for new Apple products, say sources" DigiTimes 8:13 AM
  • "Full iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad schematics, blueprints now on file" 9 to 5 Mac 8:36 AM
  • "iPad mini Case Makers Get Their Marching Orders" Tapscape 8:00 AM
  • "Apple Files for 'iPad mini' Trademark in Europe" Patently Apple 2:50 PM
  • "The Evolution of the iMac: A Visual History" MacTrast 12:42 PM
  • "Two Apple Devices Weigh Less than Two Windows 8 Devices. Will Employees Live With Just One?" ZDNet 2:05 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Nine Apple Patents Cover a Gimbal Press, LTE Technology & More" Patently Apple 9:14 AM
  • "Apple Invents a New Universal Connector that May be Lightning" Patently Apple 7:58 AM
  • "Apple's universal connector invention looks to do away with adapters" AppleInsider 8:21 AM
  • "Apple seeks patent for Lightning connector authentication system" AppleInsider 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For New USB Connector" MacNews 10:24 AM
  • "Apple Working On Ways To Generate 3D Objects Based On 2D Objects" MacNews 10:24 AM
  • "Apple Eyes Application-Specific Group Listing" MacNews 10:24 AM
  • "Mac mini (Late 2012) and iMac (Late 2012): About Fusion Drive" Apple Support 2:52 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Cars 2 For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:19 AM
  • "Tiny Comet For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:19 AM
  • "Squids Wild West For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:19 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:57 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:57 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:57 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Prices $749 To $2,199" MacReviewZone 11:29 AM
  • "Get Thee To The MacHeistery: 18+ Seriously Good Apps Are Going For $29" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "Apple trims refurbished iMac prices, now from $979" FairerPlatform 12:41 PM

  • "Apple iPad mini review/The new iPad mini from Apple: release date, price information, specifications and testing." Macworld UK 7:25 PM
  • "Review: Mighty iPad Mini looks like a holiday hit" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 8:25 AM
  • "How Apple's iPad mini compares with Android tablets" Macworld 8:39 AM
  • "Apple iMac: Comparing Old and New/The new iMac has arrived, and it's lost some weight since we last saw it. But is it time to upgrade? We compare old and new to help you decide." PC Magazine 11:45 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Late 2012 Teardown" iFixit 7:58 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Teardown...with Kittens" iFixit 3:04 PM
  • "The Life-Savers Aquatic: Waterproof iPhone Cases" Wired 8:18 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Letterpress: An Addictive New Word Game for iOS" Kirkville 8:44 AM
  • "Letterpress for iOS review: An addictive and well-designed word game from the man who made Twitter's mobile app." Telegraph 8:07 AM
  • "LearnVest For iPhone Lets You Access Your Personal Finances On The Go" TechCrunch 8:47 AM
  • "Languages Might Be The Best Translation App Money Can Buy [Review] Cult of Mac 11:06 AM
  • "Review: Languages for iPhone puts offline translation to your pocket" 9 to 5 Mac 8:54 AM
  • "Languages Review" 148Apps 3:04 PM
  • "Review: Outin for iOS - A New Kind of Photo Sharing App" MacTrast 11:47 AM
  • "Triposo makes a travel guide for iPad and smartphone toting users" GigaOM 11:47 AM
  • "Recall - Reminders for Recommendations Review" Mac|Life 8:50 AM
  • "Coolest app I've seen all month: Solar Walk" CNET Reviews 8:28 AM
  • "Alarm Clock HD: The Better Alarm Clock For Your iPhone Or iPad (music and snooze)" TeraTalks 8:00 AM
  • "Yet Another Classy Photo Enhancement App For iPhone And iPad And It's Free" Mac 360 8:00 AM
  • "Use Your iPhone Or iPad To Memorize Anything With The 99-cent Memorize App" McSolo 7:58 AM
  • "Review: Taktiko - A Fresh Twist on a Familiar Game" MacTrast 7:24 PM
  • "He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe Review" 148Apps 11:04 AM
  • "New Yankee In King Arthur's Court HD Review" 148Apps 9:14 AM
  • "DarkGate Review" 148Apps 12:43 PM
  • "Punch Quest Review" 148Apps 8:50 AM
  • "Which iPad Mini To Buy? [Buying Guide] Cult of Mac 11:07 AM
  • "Black or white, which iPad mini or iPad 4 should you get?" iMore 11:05 AM
  • "iPad Mini vs. iPad 2 vs. iPad 4: Which iPad Should You Buy?" PadGadget 11:02 AM
  • "Your iPad 3 Is Worth A Lot Of Money Especially At Amazon" App Advice 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Byte: Has Apple lost some of its magic? New iPad Minis, iMacs, and MacBook Pro Retinas were the stars, but the iPad 4 put the big hurt on Apple loyalists." CNET TV 9:43 PM
  • "If you are an Apple shareholder, learn to stomach the volatility. It's not going away." iMore 9:43 PM
  • "Notes from Apple's Q4 2012 Conference Call" iLounge 8:14 PM
  • "15 interesting points from today's earnings call" iDownload Blog 8:14 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives: and so Does Apple's Q4 2012 Report" eXtensions 8:07 PM
  • "Apple's Shot Heard Round the World (Update 2)" TheStreet 7:27 PM
  • "The hidden costs of Apple's mobile transition" GigaOM 7:27 PM
  • "Are Apple's Profit Margins at the Start of a Long Decline?" Mashable 7:23 PM
  • "Only 60% of Apple revenue is NOT made in the USA, and that's a problem" VentureBeat 7:07 PM
  • "Cars That Fly *And* Float: Explaining Apple's Q4 And Beyond" TechCrunch 7:25 PM
  • "Apple CEO Cook: 'We will never do a 7-inch tablet'/'We don't think they're good products,' Cook tells analysts. Meanwhile, the iPad Mini is a 7.9-inch tablet." CNET News 7:07 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook calls Microsoft Surface 'compromised, confusing'" AppleInsider 7:16 PM
  • "Apple CEO: Microsoft's Surface Is Probably Terrible" AllThingsD 7:05 PM
  • "Apple Is A Problem For Pandora, Not Sirius XM" Seeking Alpha 7:05 PM
  • "Analysts Disappointed in Apple's $8.2 Billion Q4 2012 Profit" TidBITS 7:05 PM
  • "Why Didn't Apple Sell More iPads In Q4?" Forbes 4:34 PM
  • "Ron Johnson's leadership lessons from Apple: No shortcuts and shield team from tough times" 9 to 5 Mac 3:59 PM
  • "Apple Forced to Release iPad 4 Because of 'Stale' Sales"  Minyanville 3:07 PM
  • "Apple's 'blasphemous' logo under fire in Russia" TUAW 2:57 PM
  • "The Apple-Microsoft-Google Wars: A 'Rocky' Movie" [Video Report] Bloomberg 2:56 PM
  • "Microsoft vs. Apple In Two Photos: The Battle Over The Many And The Few" The Huffington Post 2:55 PM
  • "Stand by your iPad" ZDNet 2:05 PM
  • "Teardown: new 13" retina MacBook Pro is twice as repairable as the 15" (which isn't saying much)" VentureBeat 11:48 AM
  • "Hey Ladies, Apple Thinks You're Going to Love the iPad Mini" PadGadget 11:46 AM
  • "Apple vs. Amazon: Has the iPad mini kindled new competition? Are Apple and Amazon the new Sharks and Jets of the tablet world?" Network World 11:44 AM
  • "Apple's iPad Mini Deemed 'Pixel-Poor'" BGR 11:06 AM
  • "New iPod and iPad mini ads: Why Apple's back on world class form" Electricpig 11:02 AM
  • "Greg's Bite: Apple's New IOS Connector Tech" MacNews 11:00 AM
  • "The iPad Mini's Competition" Forbes 9:42 AM
  • "Apple Critics and the Lack of Innovation Part 1: The New Macs" eXtensions 9:42 AM
  • "Apple iMac: Comparing Old and New/The new iMac has arrived, and it's lost some weight since we last saw it. But is it time to upgrade? We compare old and new to help you decide." PC Magazine 9:14 AM
  • "Apple product rumours for 2013: What upcoming new Apple gadgets will be released in the first half of 2013" Macworld UK 8:50 AM
  • "iPad Mini price splits T3 readers" T3 8:42 AM
  • "Apple and its competitors: the circle game"  Macworld 8:40 AM
  • "Apple Gets Flak for iPad 4 Release, Some Apple Stores Could Accept iPad 3 Returns" Apple Gazette 8:50 AM
  • "I'm furious I bought an iPad 3. Are you?" ZDNet 2:05 PM
  • "The 4th-Generation iPad Makes Me Feel Like A Sucker" ReadWrite 8:38 AM
  • "Even Gruber Says Apple Passed Up 'A Sure Thing' Charging So Much For The iPad Mini" Business Insider 8:35 AM
  • "The iPad 3rd-gen's 'miraculous transformation' from magical device to object of shame" TUAW 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Has A Wild Card Earnings Report Coming Today" Business Insider 8:25 AM
  • "Apple's newest iPad creates customer backlash"  San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 8:23 AM
  • "Why Apple Will Lose the Tablet War" Forbes 8:21 AM
  • "Analyst: New iMac to help Apple recover from disastrous Q4 desktop sales" Macworld UK 8:09 AM
  • "What Apple Did With The iPad That Is Different Than What Apple Normally Does" PixoBebo 7:58 AM
  • "On Lust And Stupidity: How Apple's iPad mini And iMac Fool The Tech Intelligentsia" Mac 360 7:58 AM
  • "This Week in Things I Like: /Robots are coming to help us unplug!" 7/Apps 5:24 PM
  • "Why Amazon is within its rights to remove access to your Kindle books" ZDNet 2:03 PM
  • "Hand Crank Is a Backup for Your Backup Battery" Wired 1:53 PM
  • "iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD, Nook HD and Nexus 7: The Pros and Cons of Each" Techland 1:46 PM
  • "These Are the 25 Worst Passwords of 2012" Techland 1:46 PM
  • "Google is moving us towards a cloud-centric future" TG Daily 1:41 PM
  • "BYOD resistance loosening but security practices lacking: SANS survey of more than 650 IT and security professionals shows access control and VPNs favored for mobile" Network World 11:42 AM
  • "What's the big deal with 3D printing? Does it really mark the advent of a 'new industrial revolution'? Will Dean heads to the first-ever 3D printing consumer trade show to find out if the hype is right" The Independent 11:26 AM
  • "The lesson from the Amazon outage: It's time to layer the cloud" InfoWorld 11:24 AM
  • "NoSQL is no Oracle killer" InfoWorld 11:24 AM
  • "Antivirus Tool Fail: Blocking Success Varies By 58%/Only two of 13 endpoint security software scanners blocked more than 80% of known exploits, NSS Labs study reports." InformationWeek 11:22 AM
  • "Girls Who Code" Forbes 11:16 AM
  • "Facebook Overload: Just Getting Worse/The more we use Facebook, the more overwhelmed we feel, study finds. User reaction to Facebook's revamped news feed not so positive." InformationWeek 10:28 AM
  • "Is Windows 8 the PC's Best Chance to Stay Relevant?" CNBC 10:16 AM
  • "Will Google Release Multiple Nexus Phones Next Week?" Minyanville 10:13 AM
  • "Cloud contracts: Watch those gotchas" ZDNet 2:05 PM
  • "Why the Cloud Needs a Network Decongestant" Forbes 10:03 AM
  • "How email, loathed but indispensable, might finally enter the future" GigaOM 9:32 AM
  • "The Windows RT Review" AnandTech 11:49 AM
  • "How email, loathed but indispensable, might finally enter the future" GigaOM 8:12 AM
  • "Jimmy Kimmel Showed People an iPod Touch and Told Them It Was the New iPad Mini" Gizmodo 8:13 PM
  • "How iPad 3 Owners Are Probably Feeling Right Now – [Humor] RazorianFly 11:04 AM
  • "The Many Facial Expressions (And Considerably Less Shirts) Of Sir Jony Ive [Humor] Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Conan O'Brien: iPad Mini is just another sad ripoff" CNET News 8:27 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Colorware iPhone 5" Uncrate 9:37 PM
  • "HP's Entry-level, Web-connected DesignJets target small studios" Architosh 3:02 PM
  • "GoSmart Stylus Now Available in 27 European Countries through Amazon U.K." Thomas PR 1:02 PM
  • "Vectorworks 2013 launches in Europe" Architosh 1:02 PM
  • "First 'Bad Piggies' Update Brings 15 New Levels, Huge New Sandbox, and Widescreen Support" Touch Arcade 3:07 PM
  • "Bad Piggies get 15 new levels in a 'Flight in the Night' episodic update" iDownload Blog 12:41 PM
  • "Dress Your iPad Mini in These Swanky Cases" [Slideshow] Mashable 11:46 AM
  • "Pocket's Mac App Brings All That Saved Content To The Best Place To Use It" TechCrunch 9:40 AM
  • "GTSO: iPad Mini Launch to Result in Tablet Recycling Boom" Business Wire 8:55 AM
  • "Hot on the Heels of the Freshly Launched Apple Mini Tablet, SolaWerks Prepares to Unveil the Ultimate Apple Accessory - the Latest SolaCase" Business Wire 8:55 AM
  • "Great Chat Client Apps to Stay in Touch on the iPad" PadGadget 8:44 AM
  • "Get Tickled Into Total Submission With Gluddle 3.0" App Advice 8:32 AM
  • "New iPhone apps worth downloading: Etsy update,, Save Them All" Appolicious 8:16 AM
  • "LearnVest's Money Management App Hits the iPhone" The Next Web 8:12 AM
  • "Budge Studios Launches Chuggington Traintastic Adventures App for iOS" prMac 9:14 AM
  • "Gyro+ spins its way onto the App Store" prMac 8:42 AM
  • "One Dozen MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Cases & Bags Unveiled by WaterField" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Securely Wipe All Data With iShredder: Before You Get The New iPad mini" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Sleepy Dog Software Updates EvalueMate with iPad Interface" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "PhotoPhrase - For Creative Photo Captioning" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Group Email! Mail Client with Attachments - iOS Universal" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Gauntlet Galaxy Released for iOS/Android: Retro/Arcade Flight Game" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Samuel Marin Announces Sliding Sam - Angry Birds Meets Drawing" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Noisy Typing Releases Alphabet Connection for iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "New App Lets you Guess Images With Friends, Takes on DrawSomething" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Magnificent Alfie - New Endless Runner from Fan Studio" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "JixiPix Announces Portrait Painter - iOS Gallery Quality Auto Painting" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Guess Who?! For iPhone Recreated With Celebrity Stars" prMac 7:54 AM
  • "Fully Gyro-Controlled iPhone Platform Little Bird Game Released" prMac 7:54 AM
Computer Industry
  • "The EU's Microsoft Vendetta: The mandarins try to soak a 'monopoly' with 25% market share." [Paid Membership Required] 9:45 AM
  • "Microsoft is risking an $18 billion empire on Windows 8" CNNMoney 9:32 AM
  • "Microsoft's Steve Ballmer has plans for more hardware" BBC 10:42 AM
  • "Microsoft's Ballmer Hints at More Hardware" PC Magazine 11:38 AM
  • "Microsoft boss confirms more hardware on the way" CNET News 10:22 AM
  • "Ballmer and Dell Talk Windows 8 and Surface Tablet in Joint Interview" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:04 AM
  • "Windows 8 recasts PC industry: CEO Ballmer" Reuters 10:04 AM
  • "Windows 8: Make-or-break moment for Microsoft CEO" CBS News 10:56 AM
  • "Windows 8: 10 Questions For Microsoft's Enterprise Chief/Erwin Visser, Microsoft's senior director for Windows Commercial, says enterprises can expect immediate benefits from Windows 8 in key areas like mobility, security, and virtualization." InformationWeek 11:22 AM
  • "Microsoft kicks off Windows 8, Surface" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 1:52 PM
  • "Microsoft's New Look: Windows 8" [Video Report] CNBC 10:16 AM
  • "Microsoft Launches Windows 8 After 1.24B Hours Of Public Testing, Available On Over 1,000 Certified Devices" TechCrunch 1:34 PM
  • "Windows 8 to officially kick off at 12:01 a.m. Friday" CNET News 2:57 PM
  • "Microsoft officially launches Windows 8" NBC News 11:31 AM
  • "Can Windows 8 Save Microsoft?" [Video Report] Breakout 10:14 AM
  • "The Apple-ization Of Microsoft: As Microsoft prepares to launch Windows 8, the hardware world faces a big question. Is going it alone exactly what Microsoft wants?" InformationWeek 10:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Looks to Future 3D Tiles for Next-Gen Windows" Patent Bolt 10:41 AM
  • "Here's Why Surface Beats Apple's iPad: Ballmer" CNBC 10:12 AM
  • "Ballmer: Microsoft Surface 'Literally a Full PC'" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:14 AM
  • "Steven Sinofsky On Surface: 'Everything Microsoft Has Done Is Coming Together'" TechCrunch 1:32 PM
  • "Ballmer: We Have Great Facebook Integration" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's Arm embrace could be awkward" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:15 AM
  • "HP's 'strained' relations with Violin: Vulture-on-the-windowsill account" The Register 1:44 PM
  • "IBM Received Request From SEC Over Dealings With Iran, ZTE" Bloomberg 2:52 PM
  • "IBM says Commerce Department has asked it about ZTE" Reuters 2:52 PM
  • "Legal woes for IBM's e-health contract" ZDNet 2:05 PM
  • "AMD Faces Looming Cash Crunch Amid Quest for New Markets" Bloomberg 10:02 AM
  • "Amid Market Difficulties and Layoffs, Chipmaker AMD Faces a Cash Crunch" AllThingsD 2:49 PM
  • "AMD to announce more Windows 8 tablets with Z-60 chips" Techworld 1:37 PM
  • "Intel Is Ready For Windows 8, But More Importantly Ready For The Future" Business Insider 2:53 PM
  • "Non-volatile memory's future is in software: New memory technology to serve dual roles of mass storage and system memory" Computerworld 11:02 AM
  • "'Lance Armstrong' bug hunt continues in stable Linux kernel" Network World 11:42 AM
  • "The tech job market keeps heating up, but not for everybody" Fortune 11:19 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple reaction: no company is immune to the downturn" Telegraph 7:05 PM
  • "Apple warns of pre-Christmas profit fall" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 5:28 PM
  • "Liveblogging Apple's Q3 Earnings Call" AllThingsD 4:02 PM
  • "Live: Apple's 4Q Earnings Call" WSJ Blogs 4:01 PM
  • "Apple Earnings: Live Blog" TheStreet 3:16 PM
  • "Apple's Q4 Earnings Report Today, TMO to Provide Live Coverage" The Mac Observer 3:07 PM
  • "Join TUAW at 5 PM ET for an Apple earnings call liveblog" TUAW 2:52 PM
  • "Liveblog: Apple's FY2012 Q4 earnings call today, Oct. 25 at 2pm PDT" Ars Technica 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Conference Call: October 25, 2012/Listen to streaming audio from the conference call." Apple Events 12:07 PM
  • "Apple's stock faces rare doubts before today's earnings report" Silicon Valley 11:06 AM
  • "Apple, Enjoying 'Prolific Year of Innovation' With iPhone, iPad, May Report Muted Earnings" Forbes 9:41 AM
  • "Despite Apple's Modest Earnings Guidance, the Street Expects Big Things" AllThingsD 8:32 AM
  • "Apple's return to blockbuster numbers: Wait for the next quarter" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Earnings Preview: What About the iPhone?" TheStreet 9:39 AM
  • "Q3 Hopes Hanging on Apple Earnings?" Zacks 10:24 AM
  • "IPhone the big wild card in Apple's results: Analysts still guessing on sales mix; iPad targets also now in flux" MarketWatch 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Would Need $11.55 EPS to Pull its S&P 500 Weight" Barron's 3:03 PM
  • "Apple's Q4 preview: About those iPhone 5 sales" ZDNet 8:18 AM
  • "5 Reasons Apple Won't Reach $1,000" Investopedia 3:02 PM
  • "Apple options - is the tail wagging the dog?" Reuters 3:04 PM
  • "Analysts cautious ahead of Apple's earnings release" Fortune 11:29 AM
  • "All eyes on Apple's earnings: Lowered expectations after Tim Cook's Tuesday bombshell" Fortune 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Declines to 'Just Fine'" Forbes 11:29 AM
  • "Apple Falling From the Tree? A look at what investors should expect from Apple, when the company releases its fiscal fourth quarter earnings later today, with Colin Gillis, BGC Financial analyst." [Video Report] CNBC 8:24 AM
  • "Who is it that makes pots of cash from Apple and Facebook?" The Register 8:26 AM
  • "A Need to Know Basis: Apple" WSJ Blogs 12:43 PM
  • "Apple Evokes Polonius With Shortest Earnings: Chart of the Day" Bloomberg 3:03 PM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks dented by Apple earnings/Asia stocks edged lower Friday, with technology firms taking a hit after Apple Inc. released weaker-than-expected results overnight." MarketWatch 8:48 PM
  • "Zynga, Angie's List lead gains for techs: Facebook slips as investor cuts stake; Apple down ahead of results" MarketWatch 9:48 AM
  • "U.S. stock indexes tally small gains: iPhone and iPad maker Apple is due to report after the bell" MarketWatch 2:10 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Advance on Better-Than-Estimated Earnings" Bloomberg 2:10 PM
  • "Stocks Edge Higher, Led by Energy; Apple Slips" CNBC 2:11 PM
  • "Stocks Pare Gains on U.S. Jobs, GDP Growth Concerns" TheStreet 2:11 PM
  • "Earnings keep stocks 'stuck in a rut'" CNNMoney 2:11 PM
  • "Stocks Peter Out" [Paid Membership Required] 1:49 PM
  • "Stock headed for positive open" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks lead gains for Asia markets" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "HK Shares Extend Winning Streak to 10 Sessions" [Paid Membership Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks end higher on earnings reports" MarketWatch 2:11 PM
  • "Markets lack direction amid mixed earnings, in run up to Apple report" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 2:12 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:25 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:25 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:50 PM
  • "PC Stocks A Bargain Ahead of Windows 8" Seeking Alpha 10:08 AM
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