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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, October 27, 2012
 

 

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Weekend Highlights: Interesting article from Jeff Sommer at New York Times looks at the impact iPhone has on the US economy, citing JP Morgan economist who believes Apple's phone contributes "[1/4] to [1/3] of a percentage point to the annualized growth rate of the [GDP]"; with iTunes seeing drop in music sales, will Apple's Beats acquisition and integration be the thing that resuscitates the platform?; Barron's looks at Apple Pay and Apple's locking in of Mastercard and Visa; CVS joins Rite Aid in rejecting Apple Pay; Mashable says new iMac Retina screen so good it could stop traffic; China's official news agency, Xinhuanet, interviews Tim Cook who tells of China's importance to Apple, and that "Apple wants everything it develops to enter China market" — more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Apple Pay continues to be in the news as the service gets off the ground to a few glitches, Jan Dawson examines the service as it stands today, and where it is heading; Benzinga looks into whether Apple Pay is safe or not; Macworld has a primer on what to do if you experienced a post-Yosemite install disaster; The Mac Observer explains "handing off calls to your iPhone"; a couple features from Macworld on iTunes 12; more Yosemite system prefs reviewed at eXtensions, Mission Control and Displays; Kraig Becker thinks Apple's productivity suite "should replace Microsoft Office for Mac users"; apparently knock-offs in China responsible for spam deluge impacting iMessage; Sprint ups the ante with a new plan to rent iPhone and upgrade every year; iPhone 6 Plus seeing app crashing issue?; Six Colors reviews the new Retina iMac, and Kirk McElhearn has one word on his first impressions: "Wow!"

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "How The iPad Mini Is Defining Tim Cook's Apple"  Forbes 8:21 AM
  • "Apple goes to war with its rivals: Apple, Google and now Microsoft are slugging it out in the battle to sell us tablet computers. And the competition can only be a good thing"  The Guardian 9:30 PM
  • "Did iPad unit sales grow by 26% or 44% last quarter?" Fortune 1:52 PM
  • "Apple's iPad Mini: Expect the Mini, which goes on sale Nov. 2, to sell like gangbusters in the holiday season, establishing a dominance in the small-tablet market." Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:23 AM
  • "Can a $329 Apple iPad Mini compete in the bargain tablet market? At $249, or even $299 it seems like the Apple iPad Mini would be a slam dunk. At $329, it's in a category all by itself." PCWorld 9:06 AM
  • "Would Steve Jobs have allowed Apple to launch the iPad mini? A look at the stark contrast between the iPad mini and Jobs' comments back in 2010"  PC Advisor 8:58 AM
  • "iPad sales grew 44 percent in Q3" asymco 8:42 AM
  • "Why Apple Could Still Own the Living Room of the Future"  Cult of Mac 12:09 PM
  • "Exclusive: Inside look at new Apple Store in Palo Alto" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 1:54 PM
  • "First look at Apple's new Palo Alto retail store" AppleInsider 8:33 PM
  • "Apple Makes the Most of Court-Ordered Samsung Apologies" The Motley Fool 9:08 AM
  • "Apple Acknowledges Samsung Patent Win in U.K., Albeit Begrudgingly" eWeek 11:27 AM
  • "iPhone sales boom but iPad disappoints Wall Street: CEO Tim Cook takes shot at Microsoft's Surface tablet, calls it 'compromised, confusing'"  Computerworld 10/26
  • "Apple blames rumour mill for slow iPad sales: Rumours about new products were to blame for slower than expected iPad sales, Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive has told investors." Telegraph 10/26
  • "Apple's Phil Schiller on the State of the Mac"  Techland 10/26
  • "Apple's Schiller: 'Old technologies are holding us back'" Time 10/26
  • "Phil Schiller: Apple Isn't Afraid to Ditch Legacy Tech" The Mac Observer 10/26
  • "Apple Profit Surges 24% Ahead of Holiday Blowout; CEO Tim Cook Disses Microsoft" Time 10/26
  • "Apple Earnings Prompt iPad Questions: Lower than expected iPad sales suggest limits to Apple's recent growth." InformationWeek 10/26
  • "Apple Forecast Shortfall Shows Cost of Year-End Product Rush" Bloomberg 10/26
  • "Here's Why Apple Says Its Margins Are Going To Collapse This Quarter" Business Insider 10/26
  • "Apple's weak margin outlook surprises analysts" Reuters 10/26
  • "Apple's Growth Scorecard for third quarter 2012" asymco 10/26
  • "Apple's investment manager wrestles with $120bn problem: Braeburn Capital is investing the cash Apple has amassed thanks to the global appetite for its consumer electronics" The Guardian 10/26
  • "Apple TV Upgraded to 'Beloved Hobby' From 'Hobby'" AllThingsD 10/26
  • "Apple slams Samsung on its U.K. website after court ruling"  ZDNet 10/26
  • "Apple publishes statement over iPad design row" BBC 10/26
  • "Apple publishes Samsung ruling on UK website, but is it cool?" Computerworld 10/26
  • "Apple posts cheeky court-ordered apology to Samsung on UK website: Sorry you're not as cool as us" The Next Web 10/26
  • "Apple Becoming Like Microsoft? Fears Grow After Miss" CNBC 10/26
  • "Apple Now Looks Like Microsoft: Analyst" [Video Report] CNBC 10/26
OS X
News
  • "Apple sued over OS X Quick Look preview feature" AppleInsider 10/26
  • "Apple's Quick Look Feature Allegedly Infringes Connecticut Patent" Patently Apple 10/26
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Mac computers: How do I configure PPPoE on a new computer?" Apple Support 10/26
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Work-arounds of sound loss, trailer failure, and over-full iPads" Macworld 10/26
  • "OS X 10.8.2: Hot corners not so hot with dual monitor setup" Betalogue 10/26
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Use & Customize OS X's Built-in Archive Utility App" The Mac Observer 11:23 AM
  • "Two Quick TextExpander Tips" Macdrifter 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 8 versus OS X Mountain Lion: Microsoft's new operating system boasts an interface optimised for both tablet and PC. How does Windows 8 stack up against Mountain Lion?" Macworld UK 10/26
  • "Create cool video titles in Final Cut Pro X" Macworld 10/26
  • "Mac 101: Your input devices" Macworld 10/26
  • "Create Magical Slideshows on the Mac With FotoMagico 4" The Mac Observer 10/26
  • "Rename Safari 6 Bookmarks Like Renaming Files In The Finder [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 10/26
  • "How To Create Custom Designed Folders For Your Mac (it's like a folder design factory)" NoodleMac 10/26
  • "Microsoft Can Hear Feedback. Releases Skype For Mac Without Using User Feedback" McSolo 10/26
  • "Remember Those Handy Grid Style 'Spaces' On The Mac? They're Back With TotalSpaces" Mac 360 10/26
  • "A New Way To Save Space On Your Mac. Use Clusters To Put The Squeeze On Files" Mac 360 10/26
  • "What Every Mac User Needs In Every Home: A Label And Addresses Printing Tool" TeraTalks 10/26
  • "The Mac's Coolest Photo Slideshow And Video App Just Got Better (and less expensive)" Mac 360 10/26
  • "An Even Better Way To Monitor Your Network Usage: App By App On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 10/26
Press Releases
  • "Steam's Big Picture For Mac Beta Now Available" Cult of Mac 8:34 PM
  • "Add Logos, Watermarks and Convert Photos with Image Agent on Mac OS X" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "BusyCal 2 and Free Ebook about Calendar Syncing and Sharing" TidBITS 10/26
  • "Control OS X Function Keys with Palua" MacStories 10/26
  • "Evernote Teases Major 5.0 Redesign of Mac App" MacStories 10/26
  • "MacFort 4.0.0.0-An Innovative Utility to password protect apps on Mac" prMac 10/26
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Product announcements for days: Microsoft and Apple madness" Ars Technica 11:23 AM
  • "Apple iPad Mini, Earnings Steal the Show: Tech Weekly" TheStreet 8:46 AM
  • "Stolen Ideas: Apple Didn't Build That [Infographic] Mashable 1:55 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Launch Props Up Apple's Share of Smartphone Market as Samsung Keeps Rolling" MacRumors 10/26
  • "Apple Adds 8 New Currencies Supported In App Store, Including Russian Ruble, Indian Rupee And Saudi Riyal" TechCrunch 10/26
  • "Apple shipped 27M smartphones worldwide in Q3, capturing 17 percent global share" 9 to 5 Mac 10/26
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 to launch in India, Greece, Mexico, more on Nov. 2" AppleInsider 10/26
  • "iPhone jailbreaking still legal in US, but don't meddle with an iPad" IDG News Service 10/26
  • "Amazon posts $274m loss but touts Kindle Fire's superiority to iPad Mini" V3 10/26
  • "Samsung outdoes Apple 2-to-1 in smartphones; Nokia falters" CNET News 10/26
  • "iPhone 5 Vodafone 4G price promise knocks 70 per cent off" Crave @ CNET 10/26
  • "Apple now owns The Beatles' iconic record label logo" BetaNews 10/26
  • "A 34-Year-Old Ex-Apple Engineer Just Bought An NBA Team" Business Insider 10/26
  • "The Land Before Macs: A field guide" Macworld 10/26
  • "Apple posts new ads for iPad mini, 13" Retina" AppleTell 10/26
  • "Remembering Steve Jobs: A week of serendipity" FairerPlatform 10/26
Non-Apple News
  • "Amazon: $199 Kindle Fire HD had 'biggest day since launch' after iPad mini event" The Verge 1:52 PM
  • "Amazon: We Had Our Best Day Of Kindle Fire HD Sales After Apple Announced The iPad Mini" Business Insider 8:41 AM
  • "Casio shows new $2,500 Android scanner-tablet for businesses: The Japanese company's new device uses its front-mounted camera to read in documents, hand-written notes, and business cards" IDG News Service 10/26
  • "80 Holiday 'GameStop Kids' Stores Coming to Mall Near You" PC Magazine 10/26
  • "Applied Micro Circuits Soars On Upbeat FY Q2 Results" Forbes 10/26
  • "Photos taken with Nexus 10 show up on Google exec's site" CNET News 10/26
  • "Say hello to Google's answer to the iPad: BriefMobile posts pictures of what it says is the Nexus 10, the new tablet from Google and Samsung." CNET News 10/26
  • "Here Comes The Nexus 4 Smartphone, 3G Nexus 7 Tablet, And The Nexus 10 iPad Killer" TechCrunch 10/26
  • "Google Dresses Up Maps With Terrain, Vegetation" Webmonkey 10/26
  • "Google App Engine has a Friday fail" ZDNet 10/26
  • "Google App Engine Has Major Service Disruption As Dropbox and Tumblr Also Suffer" TechCrunch 10/26
  • "Nintendo's Wii U games console will be sold at a loss" BBC 10/26
  • "Ericsson Profit Drops 43% as Carriers Cut Spending" Bloomberg 10/26
  • "Samsung posts $7.4 billion profit, handsets mask weak chips" Reuters 10/26
  • "Taiwan's HTC faces tough challenge as it seeks to remain a strong global brand for smartphones" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 10/26
  • "LG Display posts first profit in two years on phone, tablet panels" Reuters 10/26
  • "Did You Know Cloud Computing Has Been Around Since the '50s?" Mashable 10/26
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Vergecast 052 - October 26th,2012" The Verge 11:24 AM
  • "Podcast: Surface, iPad mini and Rover.com, with our cutest in-studio guest ever" GeekWire 11:23 AM
  • "YML Interview with John Moltz about Microsoft's Surface" Your Mac Life 8:00 AM
  • "Episode #21 October 26, 2012: Looper With Rian Johnson" The Talk Show 10/26
  • "Gene Steinberg meets The Mac Observer's John Martellaro, AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger, and Laptop magazine's Avram Piltch this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 10/26
  • "Interview with Dave Hamilton about Apple's Fusion Drive" Your Mac Life 10/26
  • "Ars Technicast, Episode 13: iPad mini-me, can you complete me?" Ars Technica 10/26
  • "Origin Stories: MacTech Conference" TUAW 10/26
  • "iPad Mini, iPad 4, iMac, Mac mini, Fusion Drive, 13 - Podcast" Insanely Great Mac 10/26
  • "Lynn Elliott of Telestream Introduces the New Features of ScreenFlow 4" MacVoicesTV 10/26
  • "The MacJury Discusses the Apple News: iPad and iPad mini, Macmini and iMacs" MacVoicesTV 10/26
Hardware/Software
  • "iPad minis with LTE start arriving on Black Friday (Nov. 23) for standard, Nov. 21 for expedited" 9 to 5 Mac 11:47 AM
  • "Initial pre-order stock of black 16GB iPad mini gone" iDownload Blog 8:33 PM
  • "Black and Slate 16GB iPad mini sells out in 35 hours" AppleInsider 9:30 PM
  • "White is the color of choice for iPad mini buyers" AppleTell 8:28 AM
  • "iPad Mini Watch: The Black iPad Mini Is Still Available" Business Insider 8:29 AM
  • "Apple Is Getting The iPad Mini Ready For Shipping Right Now" Apple Bitch 11:19 AM
  • "Apple – Blu-ray is no longer in demand on Macs" T3 11:22 AM
  • "Apple's Game Center Seems to be Malfunctioning Today. Blame Letterpress?" Kotaku 1:49 PM
  • "Apple iPad April 1 bug: Why does the calendar on my iPad crash when I scroll to April 2013?" Telegraph 8:29 AM
  • "Thinner iMac, Faster Mac mini, Fusion Drive Technology, and More Mac News" Low End Mac 1:52 PM
  • "Belkin Invents An iPhone Accessory that Concert Goers will Love" Patently Apple 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Sells Out of White iPad Mini" Benzinga 10/26
  • "Apple's iPad mini Off to a Strong Start" Minyanville 10/26
  • "iPad Mini Sales Booming Despite Backlash from Critics" Technorati 10/26
  • "Apple's white iPad mini sells out in 20 minutes" Fortune 10/26
  • "Initial supplies of White iPad mini run dry, now available in 2 weeks" 9 to 5 Mac 10/26
  • "Apple Already Sold Out of Initial White iPad Mini Pre-Order Stock" MacRumors 10/26
  • "White iPad Mini Sells Out During Pre-Orders" PC Magazine 10/26
  • "Apple Kicks Off iPad Mini Preorders: Apple is now taking preorders for the iPad Mini. You can get a black, entry-level model for $329 and delivery on November 2." InformationWeek 10/26
  • "iPad Mini Pre-Orders Sold Out in 2 Minutes in Hong Kong? (Update)" M.I.C. Gadget 10/26
  • "Apple Kicks Off iPad Mini Preorders: Apple is now taking preorders for the iPad Mini. You can get a black, entry-level model for $329 and delivery on November 2." InformationWeek 10/26
  • "Apple's iPad Mini, 4th Gen iPad Now Available For Pre-Order – Wi-Fi Only Versions Deliver November 2" TechCrunch 10/26
  • "iPad Mini Goes Up For Pre-Order And Sells Out In Minutes" Apple Bitch 10/26
  • "Apple kicks off preorders for the iPad mini and fourth-gen iPad in select countries" The Next Web 10/26
  • "MacMost Now 779: Apple's New Fusion Drive" MacMost 10/26
  • "iPad mini Smart Cover priced at $39" TUAW 10/26
  • "iMessage not working this morning? You're not alone" Fairfax NZ News 10/26
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Passbook: A Security Flaw?" Amsys 10/26
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Pin Tiki Ball For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:53 AM
  • "Monster Tamer HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:53 AM
  • "Chiizu ~ Photo Decoration With Artists For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:53 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Prices $750 To $2,199 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 3:27 PM
  • "Hoverboard Hero For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10/26
  • "CUBES For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10/26
  • "Babel Rising 3D For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10/26
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10/26
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10/26
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Prices $699 To $1,599 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 10/26
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices From $1,000 to $3,049" MacReviewZone 10/26

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Review" SlashGear 8:30 PM
  • "iPad Mini Vs. Nexus 7: Tablet Smackdown/Apple iPad Mini versus Google Nexus 7 sets up the tablet battle we've all been waiting for. We see who has the goods to come out on top." InformationWeek 8:51 AM
  • "Your iPad 4 vs iPad mini vs Surface RT vs Nexus 7 Buying Guide!" Redmond Pie 2:38 PM
  • "Mu Mu's stylish handcrafted wood Slide 2.0 iPhone cases" TUAW 1:53 PM
  • "OtterBox Commuter Case for the iPhone 5 Review" Run Around Tech 9:30 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Retina Display)" PC Magazine 10/26
  • "Shootout: 13" Retina MacBook Pro versus 15" Retina MacBook Pro" Bare Feats 10/26
  • "Mac Mini Late 2012 Teardown - iFixit" iFixit 10/26
  • "iPhone 5: The Best Yet, But Still an iPhone" TidBITS 10/26
  • "Review: Libratone Zipp is the portable AirPlay speaker to beat" Macworld 10/26
  • "Review: Otterbox's Defender Series case for iPhone 5" 9 to 5 Mac 10/26
  • "ECBC's Dart Laptop Tote Is Well Designed & Lookin' Good" The Mac Observer 10/26
  • "Want To Rev Your Mac's Audio? The RPAC Is For You" MacNews 10/26
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Shock: Siri Isn't A Totally Useless Hunk Of Junk From Apple" Business Insider 9:49 AM
  • "Dr. Frankenstein's Body Lab Review" 148Apps 1:58 PM
  • "Marlee Signs Review" 148Apps 11:20 AM
  • "Swing Shot Review" 148Apps 11:20 AM
  • "Animation Desk for iPad is an Outstanding Animation Tool" Tapscape 8:18 AM
  • "Alright Already Apple, I'll Try Google's YouTube App!" MacNewsWorld 10/26
  • "Letterpress vs. Words With Friends vs. Scrabble: best word play games for iPhone shootout!" iMore 10/26
  • "Letterpress Review" 148Apps 10/26
  • "Modern platform games for iOS: Run, jump, and collect items in these modern platform titles that are a far cry from the classic Mario games." CNET Reviews 10/26
  • "Bring Life to Forests and Smite Enemies in Kumo Lumo – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 10/26
  • "'Punch Quest' Review - A Flawless Free-to-Play Victory" Touch Arcade 10/26
  • "'Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies' Review - Moderate in Terror, High In Nostalgia And Undead" Touch Arcade 10/26
  • "Girls Like Robots And Nerds Like Girls – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 10/26
  • "Fish Party Online Review" 148Apps 10/26
  • "Square Planet Review" 148Apps 10/26
  • "Age of Myth HD Review" 148Apps 10/26
  • "Borderlands Granular Review" 148Apps 10/26
  • "League of Heroes Review" 148Apps 10/26
  • "Pilot Brothers HD Review" 148Apps 10/26
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Photographing light trails with your iPhone and Slow Shutter Cam" iDownload Blog 8:42 AM
  • "A Simple Stopwatch for iPhone: An NSTimer object can be configured to fire periodically at a set time interval, and also to call a method each time it fires. In this blog, we'll see how to use NSTimer to control a simple stopwatch interface." The iPhone Developer Resource 10/26
Tips
  • "Using a tablet SIM to turn a smartphone into a data-only device" CNET News 8:45 AM
  • "Which iPad should I buy?" Macworld 10/26
  • "Post Tweets And Update Facebook Status With Siri [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 10/26
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Now that the iPad mini is out, can the 'Retina' version be far behind?" Examiner 8:38 PM
  • "Tablet First, Mobile Second." TechCrunch 8:34 PM
  • "Convergence Or Confusion: Comparing Apple's And Microsoft's Approaches To Post-PC" TechCrunch 4:30 PM
  • "Why I'm mad at everyone involved with Passbook" The Next Web 4:21 PM
  • "Why did Apple release a new iPad so quickly" Examiner 4:17 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Is Futuristic, But Apple Has Nothing To Worry About Yet [Opinion] Cult of Mac 12:09 PM
  • "Is Apple Losing It? Strange behavior follows the big announcement – would Steve have done it this way? I think not." Network World 11:27 AM
  • "How I Became Tim Cook's Boss & Why This Changes Everything" Forbes 11:26 AM
  • "What New Markets Will the iPad mini Open for Developers?" PadGadget 11:23 AM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Fun-sized" Macworld 9:49 AM
  • "MacOS KenDensed: Apple's Big Numbers & Little iPad" The Mac Observer 8:41 AM
  • "The iPad mini Is Overpriced, Argues Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky" App Advice 8:30 AM
  • "Record Labels Reportedly Unhappy About Apple's 'Forthcoming' Radio Service" App Advice 8:30 AM
  • "How Microsoft's Surface just might kill the iPad" Digital Trends 8:29 AM
  • "Apple Critics and the Lack of Innovation Part 2: The iPad and the iPad" eXtensions 8:00 AM
  • "Mysterious iOS 6 Cellular Data Usage: A Deeper Look" TidBITS 10/26
  • "Everything Apple and Microsoft Unveiled This Week" CNBC 10/26
  • "Target Market for iPad mini: Those Who Can Afford it" The Mac Observer 10/26
  • "So this is WHY Apple risks so much on iPad mini" BetaNews 10/26
  • "Forget Google, Tablet War Is Now Apple vs. Microsoft" LAPTOP Magazine 10/26
  • "Death of an iPad: True story of Apple tech support" ZDNet 10/26
  • "Apple's Schiller on new iMacs without an optical drive, iPad mini value" iDownload Blog 10/26
  • "Phil Schiller Claims Customers Aren't Asking for Built-In Blu-Ray Anymore" MacRumors 10/26
  • "Apple thinks smaller with iPad Mini" CNET News 10/26
  • "What Apple's Latest Weapon Means for 2 Tablet Giants" The Motley Fool 10/26
  • "Why I left my MacBook for a Chromebook: The Chromebook has inserted itself into my life in a way I never expected. Sorry, MacBook Pro: I just don't need you right now" InfoWorld 10/26
  • "Apple's Tim Cook: Insularity Without Inspiration" The Motley Fool 10/26
  • "You Are Tim Cook's Boss" Forbes 10/26
  • "The Macalope Daily: Tripping" Macworld [Insider Content] 10/26
  • "I'm Apple TV! And Someday ... I'm Gonna Be a Real Business!" AllThingsD 10/26
  • "iPad Mini: The Difference Is in the Details" MacNewsWorld 10/26
  • "The iPad Mini — iWant or iSkip?" Tapscape 10/26
  • "The iPad mini for $329 – Is it Worth it?" PadGadget 10/26
  • "High-End iMacs + Cheap iPads = Trouble For PCs In Between"  ReadWrite 10/26
  • "Apple: Here's Why We Made A Small iPad Even Though Steve Jobs Said He Hated Small Tablets" Business Insider 10/26
  • "The Mac keeps on going strong (better than the industry average)" MacNews 10/26
  • "Apple Can't Innovate or Manage Supply Chain"  Forbes 10/26
  • "Apple's Tim Cook on Microsoft Surface: now it's a floating flying car" Seattle Times 10/26
  • "Cook on iPad mini canibalization, Microsoft's Surface and Apple's position on tweener tablets" iDownload Blog 10/26
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Blowing Smoke When He Dismisses Rival 7-Inch Tablets" Forbes 10/26
  • "Watch Out, Pandora: Apple's Streaming Radio Service Could Launch In Early 2013" TechCrunch 10/26
  • "Apple's iRadio: The Case Against Pandora Panic" AllThingsD 10/26
  • "Apple And Amazon Earnings Show Once Again Jeff Bezos Is Steve Jobs' True Heir"  Forbes 10/26
  • "Apple Sort of Apologizes to Samsung, but Not Really" Minyanville 10/26
  • "Apple: Samsung Didn't Copy The iPad Because It's Not As Cool (But It Did Copy The iPad Really)" Cult of Mac 10/26
  • "Apple Posts Its Apology to Samsung Online, in Arial" Gizmodo 10/26
  • "Apple Grudgingly Posts Notice Saying Samsung Did Not Copy the iPad in the UK" Mashable 10/26
  • "Apple's 'apology' to Samsung is a hoot" TG Daily 10/26
  • "Following The Letter Of The Law: Apple Publishes Non-Apology To Samsung On Its Website To Comply With U.K. Court Ruling" TechCrunch 10/26
  • "Apple's apology to Samsung turns out to be an appreciation of its own products" Tech Hunter 10/26
  • "UK Apology to Samsung Backfires as Apple Sets the Record Straight" Patently Apple 10/26
  • "Apple says Samsung 'copied' iPad in spiteful non-apology" Crave @ CNET 10/26
  • "What Apple Gets Wrong In Its Samsung Apology" Forbes 10/26
  • "Apple v Samsung - the Appeal" NIPC Law 10/26
  • "Why Google And Amazon Hate The iPad mini's $329 Price Tag" PixoBebo 10/26
  • "Prosperity vs. Bleeding: How Apple Compares To Google And Amazon In Phones And Tablets" Mac 360 10/26
Non-Apple
  • "Is your smartphone helping you be rude?" CNET News 1:58 PM
  • "Windows 8 is here, and the OpenForum has something to say about it" Ars Technica 1:48 PM
  • "Nexus 10 Specs: A Real iPad Killer?" Tapscape 1:48 PM
  • "Why Are Ebooks Riddled With Typos?" Forbes 9:08 AM
  • "Coming soon: Cameras that never stop taking pictures/The future of photography, videography, webcams and camera phones is constant capture" Computerworld 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft exec promotes value of Windows 8 PCs, calls iPad mini a $329 'recreational tablet'" AppleInsider 10/26
  • "Windows 8 stuns, amazes, and sometimes lets us down (review)" VentureBeat 10/26
  • "Dear Android manufacturers: Please sell me the phone that I want" ZDNet 10/26
  • "Consolation Prize: The Game Console Is Dead. What Will Replace It?" Wired 10/26
  • "University researchers claim DNS boosting tool can speed Web performance by 40%: The new tool is the result of a study involving 10,000-plus hosts across about 100 countries" Network World 10/26
  • "Google's email security flaw embarrassing, but no catastrophe: DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) vulnerability highlights need to upgrade to stronger keys as they improve" CSO 10/26
  • "In search of the sub-$300 Windows RT tablet: Analysts say manufacturers will need to justify the prices of Windows RT tablets above $200" Computerworld 10/26
  • "Research In Motion climbs back into top 5 in smartphone sales" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10/26
  • "Materials for touch screens in short supply" DigiTimes 10/26
  • "Valley View: Cisco, Oracle And Drama/The sparks fly in October's episode of Valley View, our monthly live Web TV program. Watch the full show here." InformationWeek 10/26
  • "Stop Griping: Here's Why Tablets Are Great..." Forbes 10/26
  • "Samsung, Apple Dominate Smartphone Market as Nokia Slips" PC Magazine 10/26
  • "Samsung sells twice as many smartphones as Apple in third quarter" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10/26
  • "Samsung keeps world's top smartphone spot in Q3" MarketWatch 10/26
  • "Samsung's Success Is Its Biggest Weakness" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10/26
  • "Google: Tech's Most Successful Failure" TheStreet 10/26
  • "10 Amazing Things 3-D Printers Can Make" TheStreet 10/26
  • "In-ear vs. Over-the-ear Headphones" Yahoo! News 10/26
  • "Here Comes The Nexus 4 Smartphone, 3G Nexus 7 Tablet, And The Nexus 10 iPad Killer" TechCrunch 10/26
  • "Windows 8 London launch: 'Is this a queue for the iPad mini?'" ZDNet 10/26
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Conan Comes Up With Some Naughty Social Games to Save Zynga" AllThingsD 2:37 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Bill Gates' classic video game, Donkey.bas, is free on iTunes this Sunday - National Technology | Examiner.com" Examiner 8:32 PM
  • "6 Apps You Don't Want To Miss" Mashable 4:21 PM
  • "11 Apps to Promote Healthy Lifestyles Among Employees" The Next Web 2:34 PM
  • "Brian Cox's Wonders Of The Universe Turns Universal With Native iPhone Support" App Advice 11:27 AM
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: More iPad mini goodness" Macworld 11:20 AM
  • "Oakley unveils Airwave ski goggles equipped with Recon's MOD Live heads-up display, iOS app" Engadget 9:06 AM
  • "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City coming to iPhone and iPad later this fall" iMore 8:41 AM
  • "NewMacgadgets Acrylic Displays Recreate The Apple Store Experience" prMac 8:28 PM
  • "Scrollshow (iPad) - will be available on App Store Monday 29 October" prMac 9:49 AM
  • "EZWriter releases ClassiCard 1.0 for iOS - Classic Postcard Effects" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "With StoryFrame every picture tells a different story" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Walker - The Smartest Productivity App for iPhone - Available Now" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Sandcrater Software releases MiniECal iOS app for Exchange users" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "In Wombi Toys Kids Can Build, Test and Repair Toys" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Car Xpenses app - updated with user input, keeps cars in tip-top shape" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "BBC fixes 'buggy' iPlayer Radio app: The BBC has been forced to revise its buggy iPlayer Radio app for iPhone just weeks after its release." Telegraph 10/26
  • "'Homerun Battle 2' Now Featuring Weekly Competitions" Touch Arcade 10/26
  • "Today's Apps Gone Free: Download Agent, Jelly Cannon Reloaded, Toy Defense And More" App Advice 10/26
  • "Blast from the Past – Mattel Releases He-Man iPad Game" PadGadget 10/26
  • "Snoop on Competitors' Online Deals With This App" Mashable 10/26
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: Say hello to my iPad mini" Macworld 10/26
  • "Ngmoco Co-Founders Neil Young and Bob Stevenson Step Down" Touch Arcade 10/26
  • "Get An iPhone 5 That Looks Like Unicorn Poop For Only $1700" TechCrunch 10/26
  • "Scanner Mouse does more than just point-and-click" Coolest Gadgets 10/26
  • "'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City' coming to iOS and Android this fall" The Verge 10/26
  • "The Future's weekly and service-based for iPad mag publisher" paidContent 10/26
  • "Super 20X Macro Lens with Back Cover for iPhone 5" USBfever 10/26
  • "60~100X Zoomable Microscope for iPhone 5" USBfever 10/26
  • "Circular Polarizer Filter Lens (CPL) with Back Cover for iPhone 5" USBfever 10/26
  • "Drop Ping-Pong Balls on People With This iPhone-Controlled Copter" Wired 10/26
  • "Jumsoft Updates iOS Versions of Money, Adds Foursquare Integration" prMac 10/26
  • "Image Metrics Unwraps Mojo Masks App; Free App Makes Halloween Debut" prMac 10/26
  • "Free Logos Test Game hits Apple App Store" prMac 10/26
  • "iOS 6 is a Solid Foundation for our Innovative Apps" prMac 10/26
  • "QUBYX Announces Reseller Partnership with Shareden Group" prMac 10/26
  • "The King vs. Knights, Vikings, Wizards + other Scoundrels, Free for iOS" prMac 10/26
  • "What do you get when you mix Pokemon with Infinity Blade? Kasimono" prMac 10/26
  • "Nosy Crow Launches Animal SnApp: Farm An App with Six Rhyming Stories" prMac 10/26
  • "New App whohas.it Aims to Ease the Stress of Holiday Shopping" prMac 10/26
  • "ManageMe! for Twitter App Hits Apple App Store" prMac 10/26
  • "Magnetic Gems 1.0 for iOS - Magnetic World of the New Puzzle Game" prMac 10/26
  • "Interactive Fairy Tale For Kids on iPhone/iPad: Elves and the Shoemaker" prMac 10/26
  • "Halloween Ringtones: Don't be scared, be terrified" prMac 10/26
  • "Dot Com Infoway Releases White Paper on Successful Mobile App Marketing" prMac 10/26
  • "Budget Balance 1.5 released for iOS - Keep Budget in Control" prMac 10/26
Computer Industry
  • "At the moment, Microsoft Surface is hot: Microsoft's new Surface tablet is generating enough interest to grow lines and pack stores." CNET News 4:19 PM
  • "Life in the Microsoft Surface line: What those waiting at a Southern California shopping mall had to say about why they lined up early for Microsoft's new tablet." CNET News 4:27 PM
  • "Microsoft seeks to reinvent itself with Windows 8: Microsoft's dual launch of Windows 8 and the Surface tablet is a bold attempt at reinvention for a new era, writes Matt Warman." Telegraph 8:29 AM
  • "Windows 8 not likely to restart ailing PC market" Computerworld 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft wins praise for Windows 8" The National 8:55 AM
  • "Meet The Next CEO Of Microsoft: Steven Sinofsky Is The Man Who Made Windows 8" Business Insider 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft-Apple redux: the empire strikes back" AFP 8:23 AM
  • "Clearing Up 5 Windows 8 Confusions" PC Magazine 1:55 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface: First Impressions and Shattered Misconceptions" Forbes 8:18 AM
  • "Developers are mostly thrilled with the chance to make money with Windows 8 games" VentureBeat 11:24 AM
  • "Review: Bing Apps are fast, slick, and responsive/With Windows 8, Bing isn't just search—it's an app. A lot of apps." Ars Technica 8:47 AM
  • "Where do I click, again? A guide to Windows 8" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 11:27 AM
  • "Yahoo! Snaps at Microsoft Over Do Not Track, Will Ignore IE10" Softpedia 8:55 AM
  • "Now Amazon Can Easily Win The $100 Billion Local Commerce Market And The $150 Billion Smartphone Market" Forbes 8:45 AM
  • "Gadget launches set up three-way Christmas clash: The scene is set for an almighty clash at the vanguard of the technology industry as its three main forces, Apple, Google and Microsoft, ready their smartphones and tablets for the Christmas shopping season." Telegraph 8:28 AM
  • "Windows 8: Game-changer or Vista redux?" MarketWatch 10/26
  • "Microsoft's next big job: luring users to Windows 8" Seattle Times 10/26
  • "Windows 8: Microsoft's Big Gamble" Forbes 10/26
  • "Is Windows Phone 8 Microsoft's last chance?" PCWorld 10/26
  • "Windows 8: The Legacy Apps Question/Support for legacy applications is a Windows 8 selling point. But Gartner says the need for such apps is declining and has little to do with upgrading to the new OS." InformationWeek 10/26
  • "In Windows 8, the iPad has its first real challenger" CNNMoney 10/26
  • "Windows 8 payoff a waiting game for investors" MarketWatch 10/26
  • "How to Get Microsoft's Windows 8" PC Magazine 10/26
  • "Microsoft Pop-Up Stores Open" [Video Report] CNBC 10/26
  • "Microsoft Surface in stores today: what to know before you buy" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10/26
  • "Surface tablet buzz starts, but Windows 8 excitement muted" Reuters 10/26
  • "Microsoft responds to threat from Apple" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10/26
  • "Motorola withdraws some infringement charges from Xbox case" CNET News 10/26
  • "Netflix stock rises on Microsoft acquisition rumor: An unconfirmed rumor that Microsoft seeks to acquire Netflix is what is said to have sent shares of the Video-rental service up 13 percent today." CNET News 10/26
  • "REVEALED: IBM's new DS3000-killing Storwise storage beast" The Register 10/26
  • "AMD to show off Windows 8 tablet PCs using its Hondo chip at CES 2013" ZDNet 10/26
  • "Fitch lowers Advanced Micro Devices to negative" MarketWatch 10/26
  • "Fitch revises AMD outlook to negative, cuts snr debt rating" Reuters 10/26
  • "Cisco's CEO Rips Into The Patent System & All Who Abuse It, Big Or Small" Techdirt 10/26
  • "90 percent of electronic companies not ready for SEC 'blood minerals' rules" ZDNet 10/26
  • "The future of our open source world" Fortune 10/26
  • "With post-PC era comes real OS competition" Computerworld 10/26
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple stock falls under $600 after holiday warning" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 11:26 AM
  • "Apple Forecasts $52 Billion For Holiday Sales" [Video Report] CNBC 10/26
  • "Apple shares dip below $600, then bounce back" CNET News 10/26
  • "Following earnings call, AAPL drops below 600 for the first time since July" 9 to 5 Mac 10/26
  • "CNBC Stock Market News — Apple Too Cheap, Deserves $1,100 Price Tag: Pro" CNBC 10/26
  • "Apple's Quarter Was Lousy, But Stock Still Headed To $1,000" Forbes 10/26
  • "How to Invest in Apple After a Mixed Earnings Report" Forbes 10/26
  • "Apple's Earnings Miss: Analysts Say Don't Fret" WSJ Blogs 10/26
  • "Time to Think About Apple Again!" Minyanville 10/26
  • "Apple's Q4: Michael Walkley called it; the indies miss again/For the third time in five quarters, the professional analysts outgunned the amateurs" Fortune 10/26
  • "Apple Shares Flat Despite Mixed Sept. Quarter; Bulls Resolute" Forbes 10/26
  • "Apple's Corporate Income Tax Rate Was 70% This Quarter" Forbes 10/26
  • "Apple – spot the crumble" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10/26
  • "Apple's hit-and-miss report: What the analysts are saying" Fortune 10/26
  • "Why Apple Has 20% Upside From Here" TheStreet 10/26
  • "Amazon Vs. Apple: Henry Blodget's Pick" CNBC 10/26
  • "Europe Nothing But A Big Downer For Apple And Amazon" BGR 10/26
  • "Apple warns of holiday earnings drop" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 10/26
  • "Shannon Cross on Apple's Earnings, Outlook" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10/26
  • "Apple's Industry Leading Profit Margins Squeezed" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10/26
  • "Apple Q4 results call stream, podcast available" FairerPlatform 10/26
  • "Kass: Apple Loses Its Flavor" TheStreet 10/26
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Amazon, Expedia shares rise; Apple slips/Sector back in black as Nasdaq edges up a fraction; NetSuite soars" MarketWatch 10/26
  • "U.S. stocks finish with weekly losses: U.S. stocks on Friday finished with weekly losses after earnings reports did little to offset worry about the global economy." MarketWatch 10/26
  • "Stocks Dip Amid Mixed Data, Lackluster Earnings" FOXBusiness 10/26
  • "U.S. Stocks Little Changed as Investors Monitor Data" Bloomberg 10/26
  • "Stocks Mixed as Investors Weigh Earnings, GDP" TheStreet 10/26
  • "Dow, S&P 500 down more than 1% for week" CNNMoney 10/26
  • "Stocks Gain" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10/26
  • "Stocks headed for weak open" CNNMoney 10/26
  • "London trims loss on U.S. GDP; ARM slips" MarketWatch 10/26
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks stumble on earnings misses" MarketWatch 10/26
  • "Asian Stocks Tumble, Earnings Concerns Weigh" CNBC 10/26
  • "European Banking, Tech Stocks Sink" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10/26
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks inch higher after U.S. GDP data/Better-than-expected growth helps lifts Europe out of the red" MarketWatch 10/26
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 10/26
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 10/26
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/ Shares of some top computer companies were mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 10/26

 
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