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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, October 29, 2012


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Friday 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 Announces Changes to Increase Collaboration Across Hardware, Software & Services: Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi Add Responsibilities to Their Roles" ["Apple also announced that Scott Forstall will be leaving Apple next year and will serve as an advisor to CEO Tim Cook in the interim. ... Additionally, John Browett is leaving Apple. A search for a new head of Retail is underway and in the interim, the Retail team will report directly to Tim Cook."]  Apple 4:16 PM
  • "Inside Apple's major shakeup: What is really behind the biggest management shakeup at Apple since the Steve Jobs putsch that eliminated Gil Amelio in 1997?"  Fortune 6:29 PM
  • "Apple's Forstall leaving in shake-up: Federighi will take over iOS leadership; retail head Browett out" MarketWatch 6:28 PM
  • "In Shake-Up, Apple's Mobile Software and Retail Chiefs to Depart" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:01 PM
  • "Apple boss Tim Cook shows ruthless streak in firing senior staff: John Browett's departure will come as a relief to many Apple staff in their retail stores who hated the ideas the former Dixons boss tried to introduce, says Charles Arthur" The Guardian 9:12 PM
  • "Apple software, retail chiefs out in overhaul" Reuters 8:01 PM
  • "Apple ousts Scott Forstall, executive in charge of Maps and Siri" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:28 PM
  • "Apple Says Forstall, Browett Leaving as Cook Revamps Management" Bloomberg 5:03 PM
  • "Tim Cook emails employees; thanks Scott Forstall, says Bob Mansfield to stay on for two years" 9 to 5 Mac 5:13 PM
  • "Bob Mansfield Returns to Apple for Two More Years" AllThingsD 6:54 PM
  • "Apple's Scott Forstall to leave company in 2013. Browett out as Cue, Ive, Fedherighi take on new roles" The Next Web 4:28 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook takes personal responsibility for Retail, flatters miffed store workers" The Next Web 6:28 PM
  • "Apple exec behind Maps and Siri to exit One Infinite Loop" The Register 6:52 PM
  • "Reports Claim Forstall And Browett Were Asked To Leave Apple Following Crucial Missteps" TechCrunch 9:29 PM
  • "Apple Announces Management Changes: Scott Forstall and John Browett Out, Ive and Others Add Responsibilities" MacRumors 4:28 PM
  • "Scott Forstall's leadership of iOS, Siri, Maps and user interface revoked" AppleInsider 7:51 PM
  • "Forstall, Browett to leave Apple; Mansfield takes on new Technologies group" Macworld 6:55 PM
  • "It's an iStorm: Scott Forstall Out at Apple, Along with Retail Head" AllThingsD 4:37 PM
  • "Apple Drops Top iOS, Retail Execs Forstall, Browett" PC Magazine 5:13 PM
  • "Apple reshuffles top brass: iOS chief to leave in 2013" CNET News 4:31 PM
  • "Apple iOS chief Forstall leaving in shakeup" Seattle Times 5:03 PM
  • "Apple's Retail Boss Is Out After Just 9 Months On The Job" Business Insider 4:31 PM
  • "Apple shakes up senior ranks" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:52 PM
  • "How America Won the Tablet Wars" ["The story is centered on Apple, whose new CEO, Tim Cook, failed with his 'new iPad' launch in March. ... Cook did two things to bring the value back: 1. He found a new source for the bright 'Retina' screen ... 2. Apple engineers also perfected a new assembly technique, borrowed from aerospace, enabling flat screens to be crisply attached to a flat bank of chips"]  TheStreet 7:31 AM
  • "As Google And Amazon Fight Up, Apple Refuses To Fight Down"  TechCrunch 7:53 AM
  • "Apple ran out of iPad minis -- all models -- in three days" Fortune 7:41 AM
  • "The iPhone and Apple's Margins" ["The iPhone is a profit monster, but when it launches there are many costs associated with it: components tend to be more expensive, there are more warranty returns, there are higher shipping costs are units are shipped in smaller lots to more points of sale."] asymco 8:02 AM
  • "Office Will Determine Whether Microsoft Can Beat Apple: Earlier this year, I returned to Apple's Mac after too many years as a Windows guy. Then a strange thing happened. There was a technical problem with the download. While waiting to hear back from customer service, I used Apple's Pages word processing program." ["My solid experience with Pages prompted me to get a refund on my Office order."]  TheStreet 8:18 AM
  • "Pride: Apple's biggest weakness gives Amazon Kindle easy fire in the iPad mini war" Computerworld 8:47 AM
  • "Apple stores batten down their hatches for Sandy: Like many East Coast retailers, both tech and non-tech, Apple is bracing for the 'storm of the century' by closing protecting its stores." CNET News 8:47 AM
  • "East Coast Stores Prepare for Hurricane Sandy" ["At least 35 stores are within the landfall prediction zone defined by the National Weather Service, and another 15 stores are just outside the zone, particularly New York City and the region north."] ifoAppleStore 9:41 AM
  • "Hurricane Sandy: Apple closes up to 50 stores, Google cancels Nexus media event, crisis maps" iDownload Blog 10:42 AM
  • "New Shenzhen Apple Store To Open This Saturday!" M.I.C. Gadget 7:39 AM
  • "Apple to open retail store in Shenzhen, China on November 3rd" The Next Web 7:30 AM
  • "Apple to open yet another retail store in China: The company's store will open at 9 a.m. local time on Saturday in the Nanshan district of Shenzhen." CNET News 9:56 AM
  • "Manage errant mice in OS X: Though rare, sometimes mice may stop clicking or otherwise behaving properly after updates or other events." MacFixIt 2:21 PM
  • "Move the OS X Dock to the corners of your screen" MacFixIt 2:22 PM
  • "Can't save PDF files from Safari with Mountain Lion? Here's the fix" TUAW 4:18 PM
  • "Ask the Script Doctor: Solving Mail problems" Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "Limiting your Apple Remote" Macworld 8:45 AM
  • "MacMost Now 780: Vintage Photo Effects In iPhoto" MacMost 7:45 AM
  • "How to Play Tetris, Pong and Other Hidden Games on Your Mac" Mactuts+ 8:45 AM
  • "Q&A: Turning Off Mac Screen Notifications" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:57 AM
Press Releases
  • "Evernote 5 for Mac Looks Incredible!" iSource 2:16 PM
  • "Evernote for Mac update preview" TUAW 10:59 AM
  • "Parallels offers warning to users looking to upgrade to Windows 8 on current virtual machines" O'Grady's PowerPage 10:47 AM
  • "TinkerHouse Games Penny Arcade's On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 + Mac" iLounge 10:46 AM
  • "Mac games bundle: CoD 4, Civ 4, Company of Heroes, more for $29.99" FairerPlatform 1:03 PM
  • "Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player Successfully Plays Blu-ray on the Retina Display of MacBook Pro" PRNewswire 8:42 AM
  • "Default Folder X 4.5: Smarter File Dialogs, Retina and 10.8.2 Support" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "The Keynote Store announces a new name, a new site and new prices" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "Mac Browsers: Firefox, TenFourFox, AuroraFox, SeaMonkey updates" FairerPlatform 7:23 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple forecast to sell 102M iPads, 194M iPhones in 2013" AppleInsider 6:54 PM
  • "iPads in education: Where's the money coming from?"  Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "The Truth About Cats and Dogs: Smartphone vs Tablet Usage Differences" Flurry 5:01 PM
  • "Study Shows Why Tablets Could Become The New Center Of Living Room Entertainment" TechCrunch 10:47 AM
  • "Flurry: Tablet users older than smartphone users, use them for gaming and are more dedicated to apps" The Next Web 10:59 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung Take 106% of Smartphone Profits" Forbes 4:19 PM
  • "IPad mini cools interest in Nexus, Surface tabs; Kindle stays on Fire" MarketWatch 12:19 PM
  • "Challenging Apple by Imitation" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:27 AM
  • "It's A Samsung Smartphone World - We Just Live In It: Apple's iPhone might be in the driver's seat when it comes to the top three U.S. cellular carriers, but when it comes to global volume of smartphone shipments, it is a Samsung world and everyone else is just living in it." ReadWrite 7:49 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung control 106 percent of industry's profits" CNET News 12:19 PM
  • "Samsung to extend smartphone lead over Apple in 2013" ZDNet 9:29 PM
  • "iPad University: IT Lessons From College Pilot/At Long Island University, iPads are changing the way information technology is managed and applied." InformationWeek 10:11 AM
  • "Pentagon plans to buy iPhones, Androids in threat to BlackBerry's market share" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 7:57 AM
  • "DOD lays groundwork to install over 160k iOS and Android devices, capacity could hit 8 million" 9 to 5 Mac 10:41 AM
  • "Pentagon replacing Blackberry with iOS, Android" TG Daily 10:45 AM
  • "China Telecom, Unicom set to narrow 3G gap with iPhone 5" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 to finally arrive in India on Nov 2" YourMoneySite 7:32 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' custom, aluminum-hulled super-yacht 'Venus' now seaworthy: The 'Starck' design melds elements of Dieter Rams and Frank Lloyd Wright." Ars Technica 9:36 AM
  • "Watch: Steve Jobs' yacht makes public debut in Holland" Macworld UK 7:41 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' Yacht: 'One More Thing'" TheStreet 9:33 AM
  • "Steve Jobs high-tech yacht unveiled" BBC 12:59 PM
  • "China Exclusive: Apple blocks software's prostitute-finder function amid controversy" Xinhua 7:55 AM
  • "China Upset With Apple Because Siri Can Find Prostitutes" Kotaku 8:45 AM
  • "Meet Philips Hue: The smart LED light bulb exclusively hitting Apple Stores on October 30" The Next Web 7:31 AM
  • "Apple Will Sell App-Enabled, Color-Changing Light Bulbs" Mashable 7:45 AM
  • "Light show, anyone? Apple Stores start stocking $199 Philips Hue custom LED light kits" VentureBeat 10:46 AM
  • "Riots With iPads: When SF Won The World Series" TechCrunch 4:31 PM
  • "6 ugliest Apple products" [Slideshow] Fortune 12:39 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Skyrim Premium Edition confirmed for December" TG Daily 3:09 PM
  • "Man in line for Wii U forced to evacuate" TG Daily 3:08 PM
  • "Roku Adds Universal Search For Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, Crackle, Vudu, And HBO To Its Streaming Devices" TechCrunch 2:48 PM
  • "HTML5 web tools 'just not there yet': After popping the bubble of expectation round Facebook's financial performance, Mark Zuckerberg has been taking the hype out of hypertext." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:30 AM
  • "Best tech gadgets for spooky Halloween fun" USA Today 11:20 AM
  • "Longtime Ingram Micro Exec Exits For Software Startup" CRN 11:06 AM
  • "Retro Chrono Trigger goes live for Android gamers" TG Daily 3:08 PM
  • "Google to issue credits for App Engine outage: The Web app development and hosting service ran into performance trouble for about four hours on Friday" IDG News Service 11:42 AM
  • "Google Announces New Nexus Phone, Nexus 10 Tablet, Jelly Bean Update" Wired 3:24 PM
  • "Google officially announces Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3:21 PM
  • "New Nexus 7 Pricing Confirmed: $199 For 16GB, $249 For 32GB" TechCrunch 2:50 PM
  • "Hurricane Sandy starts to hit IT providers" The Register 3:11 PM
  • "Solution Providers Hunker Down As Hurricane Sandy Pummels East Coast" CRN 11:06 AM
  • "Nokia Fully Details The Windows Phone 8-Powered Lumia 822, Coming To Verizon This Fall" TechCrunch 2:50 PM
  • "Top U.S. supercomputer guns for fastest in world" CNNMoney 9:31 AM
  • "Google Music to launch free scan and match next month: The feature that helps users avoid having to upload every song individually to Google's cloud will be offered free of charge to consumers, first in Europe and then in the U.S." CNET News 12:17 PM
  • "Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Hunker Down For Hurricane Sandy, AT&T Is Like 'Whatevs'" TechCrunch 8:55 AM
  • "MacVoicesTV #12125: Joe Kissell Takes Control of Calendar Syncingand Sharing with BusyCal" MacVoicesTV 12:15 PM
  • "iMore show 322: Apple iPad and Mac event breakdown" iMore 10:47 AM
  • "iPad Mini Ship Times Now At Two Weeks For All Wi-Fi Models" TechCrunch 7:53 AM
  • "Apple sells out of initial iPad mini pre-order stock in 72 hours" iDownload Blog 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Sells Out of All iPad Mini Models" Mashable 8:14 AM
  • "Apple Sells Out of Remaining Launch Day iPad Mini Pre-Order Stock" MacRumors 8:46 AM
  • "Apple: iPad Mini Is Smaller, Not Cheaper iPad." X-bit labs 7:38 AM
  • "Apple CEO: Expect delays for new thinner iMacs" Macworld UK 7:42 AM
  • "The danger of counterfeit iPhone/iPad USB adapters" TUAW 1:11 PM
  • "Apple to release iOS 6.0.1 update with major bug fixes within weeks: The company is also believed to be working on iOS 6.1 for release in new year" Macworld UK 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Promises to Work 'Non-stop' to Fix Maps" Brighthand 10:12 AM
  • "Apple Files for Passbook Icon Trademark, Samsung Loses Apple's Rechargeable Battery Business & the Yacht that Steve Jobs Built Launches" Patently Apple 10:40 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "System Monitor with Battery Max For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:13 AM
  • "DrawRace 2 HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 9:13 AM
  • "Action Truck For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:13 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:21 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:21 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:21 AM
  • "Apple Mac Pro Buyer's Guide -12 & 8 Core Models... Prices $1,750 To $6,199 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 11:15 AM
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... $55 To $399 -The Best iPod Touch Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 10:51 AM

  • "MacBook Pro with Retina display review (13-inch, late 2012)" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "iPhone 5 vs. Nexus 4: Spec shoot out" iMore 12:55 PM
  • "4G Apple iPhone 5 video demo" V3 4:04 PM
  • "Brother MFC-J4510DW Review & Rating" PC Magazine 1:11 PM
  • "Solar Keyboard Folio review: Stylish and secure case for your iPad, with a solar-powered keyboard" Macworld UK 8:08 AM
  • "BooKase stitches Italian quality into its iPad sleeves" iDownload Blog 8:09 AM
  • "Cygnett WorkMate iPhone 5 case review" AppleTell 8:05 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands on: Pandora 4.0 focuses on mobile music, social sharing" Digital Trends 8:22 PM
  • "Pandora's New iOS And Android Apps Get The Facebook Treatment: Listening Timelines, Activity Feeds And Social Sharing Features To Do Battle With Spotify (And Perhaps Apple)" TechCrunch 4:30 PM
  • "Pandora's New Mobile App Will Rock Your World" Mashable 4:29 PM
  • "Mobile News Revisited (Again) - An App That Deconstructs Facts From Fluff To Reconstruct News For Mobile" Forbes 8:03 AM
  • "Instapaper isn't Instaworth it anymore – switching to Pocket" Gravitational Pull 10:53 AM
  • "Hands on app review: Letterpress keeps words simple" Tap For Mobile 7:22 AM
  • "Intuit PaperTrail Review" 148Apps 8:11 AM
  • "Future-Proof Your Shared iPhone Photos With Full-Res App" Wired 4:03 PM
  • "Review: Egyptian Pyramids 3D – Giving Your Desktop A Taste Of Egypt" MacTrast 4:17 PM
  • "SCB Easy: Online Banking App for Siam Commercial Bank -Part 1 Outline" eXtensions 12:15 PM
  • "Appidemic: Hidden Runaway for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:05 AM
  • "Harry And The Haunted House For iOS Gets It Right" The Mac Observer 12:15 PM
  • "Match Three to Destroy Enemies in Dungeon Story — iPad Game Review" PadGadget 8:06 AM
  • "'Spell Rift for iPad' Review - All the Tension a Word Game Can Offer" Touch Arcade 12:25 PM
  • "'Save Them All' Review – You Can't, But Trying is Fun" Touch Arcade 8:08 AM
  • "Carmageddon Review" Mac|Life 2:16 PM
  • "Jumping Finn Turbo Review" 148Apps 12:39 PM
  • "Blast Soccer Review" 148Apps 2:16 PM
  • "Armed Beasts Review: Cute animals make everything better; even shooters, as Armed Beasts proves." 148Apps 12:25 PM
  • "Super Smart Review" 148Apps 4:26 PM
  • "Arel Wars 2 Review" 148Apps 4:26 PM
  • "Clumsy Cat Review" 148Apps 10:46 AM
  • "Ten Tips to Get Your iPad Ready for Hurricane Sandy or Other Emergency" PadGadget 4:18 PM
  • "How to get an iPhone 5 in less than 24 hours: Impatience is a virtue. If you don't want to wait almost a month for a new iPhone 5, follow these guidelines and you might be able to snag one in a day." CNET 2:22 PM
  • "View More Of A Webpage On Your iPhone With Full Screen Safari [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 2:22 PM
  • "Online tools to use to track Hurricane Sandy's power" TechHive 2:22 PM
  • "Scott Forstall 'Refused' to Sign Apple Maps Apology Letter" The Mac Observer 9:37 PM
  • "Mapping Scott Forstall's departure from Apple" TUAW 9:07 PM
  • "Apple's Scott Forstall's fatal mistake was not signing iOS 6 Maps apology letter: sources" The Verge 8:40 PM
  • "Now, the Real Jony Ive Era Begins at Apple" Techland 8:38 PM
  • "Observations on Forstall and Browett departures from Apple"  9 to 5 Mac 8:24 PM
  • "Why Is Apple's Retail Chief Out After 8 Months on the Job?" Mashable 6:53 PM
  • "Why Firing Scott Forstall Means iOS Will Get A Lot Better"  Cult of Mac 6:53 PM
  • "iOS and OS X teams joined under Craig Federighi" TUAW 6:29 PM
  • "Forstall Out" ["In what was almost a mere postscript to the press release, Apple also announced that they've canned retail chief John Browett, whose performance has garnered zero acclaim. Canning Forstall is a big change; Browett, on the other hand, is still so new that he never even got around to managing a single holiday quarter."] Daring Fireball 5:40 PM
  • "Why Scott Forstall And John Browett Got Fired From Apple Today" Cult of Mac 5:13 PM
  • "Scott Forstall, Once Considered Tim Cook's Likely Successor Is Out: Wow, who saw this coming?" App Advice 5:00 PM
  • "Major executives leaving Apple; Retail temporarily reporting to Tim Cook" Ars Technica 4:59 PM
  • "Tim Cook takes full control of Apple; John Browett and Scott Forstall out; Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi get expanded responsibilities" MacDailyNews 4:59 PM
  • "Apple iOS Chief Leaves, Jon Ive Takes Control (Updating)" Gizmodo 4:28 PM
  • "13 People Cursing Hurricane Sandy—For Delaying Their iPhone Deliveries" Gizmodo 4:19 PM
  • "Editorial: Apple vs. everyone" Engadget 4:19 PM
  • "Hulk Smash: How the Avengers iPhone game destroyed the movie tie-in" Red Bull UK 2:32 PM
  • "Why Doesn't Apple Use Micro-USB?" Mashable 2:22 PM
  • "Apple and Obama: Stick or Change?" Forbes 2:22 PM
  • "China Mobile Under Growing Pressure To Cut An iPhone Deal" BGR 2:16 PM
  • "Analyst predicts Apple moving from tech titan to dinosaur within a year" iDownload Blog 2:16 PM
  • "The Late 2012 Mac mini Value Equation" Low End Mac 4:36 PM
  • "The Late 2012 iPad Value Equation" Low End Mac 2:16 PM
  • "Microsoft: Google copied Apple's smartphone interface design" The Next Web 12:37 PM
  • "Google blows Apple's iTunes Match out of the digital music water ... in Europe first" VentureBeat 12:17 PM
  • "With The iPad Mini, Apple Is Obviously A Failure; Isn't It?" Apple Bitch 12:16 PM
  • "Apple Still Has A Chance To Make iAd A Big Mobile Business" Business Insider 10:59 AM
  • "Apple vs. Microsoft: Whose store was a bigger draw on this big launch weekend?" GeekWire 10:42 AM
  • "Remembering the Hi-Res PowerBook G4" Low End Mac 9:40 AM
  • "Pandora tries to dry out after Apple's storm: Online-radio leader gets soaked, but is far from washed out" MarketWatch 5:02 PM
  • "Apple Gave Pandora Life and Could Take It Away" TheStreet 7:57 AM
  • " Already Hates and Fears the iPad Mini" The Motley Fool 9:07 PM
  • "Amazon goes full frontal on iPad mini... right on its home page" VentureBeat 10:10 AM
  • "Amazon Kindle Fire HD strategy could be Apple margin headache"  ZDNet 9:34 AM
  • "The Apple Beat: iPad mini will likely succeed by creating its own niche" Canadian Reviewer 8:08 AM
  • "Amazon Calls Out The iPad Mini: Is Apple Running Out Of Steam?"  Seeking Alpha 8:55 AM
  • "Fight! Amazon Takes the Gloves off Against Apple's iPad Mini" PadGadget 8:05 AM
  • "Fight! Amazon Takes the Gloves off Against Apple's iPad Mini" PadGadget 7:39 AM
  • "Kindle Fire HD vs iPad mini: The Real Comparison" Tapscape 7:24 AM
  • "Why I'm Not Betting On Google's Trifecta Of Nexus Devices" Cult of Android 8:23 PM
  • "Deboxing the HTC Windows Phone 8X: We get our hands on the HTC Windows Phone 8X and find it could be Nokia's biggest threat." Ars Technica 7:19 PM
  • "HTC Windows Phone 8XDesign Is Everything" Wired 4:19 PM
  • "Windows Phone 8: Beginning of the End for Apps?" Inc. 4:19 PM
  • "Does Microsoft's New Windows Phone 8 Have What It Takes To Compete With iPhone?" Cult of Mac 4:18 PM
  • "Microsoft launches Windows Phone 8, but is it enough to compete with the iPhone?" iMore 4:17 PM
  • "IT spending slowdown, emerging trends reshuffles megavendor deck" ZDNet 3:30 PM
  • "Big Data: More than just analytics" ZDNet 3:29 PM
  • "Google is not a Windows 8 fan" ZDNet 3:29 PM
  • "Google rounds out Nexus lineup: Does this brand hold together?" ZDNet 3:28 PM
  • "Could We See Wireless Carriers Subsidize Tablets?" Techland 3:14 PM
  • "Windows Phone 8 review: Microsoft's mobile platform gets hardware muscle and another lease on life" The Verge 2:22 PM
  • "Three Ways I've Simplified My Life Using Pen and Paper Instead of Technology" Lifehacker 8:14 AM
  • "Dear Samsung Galaxy Note II: It's Not You, It's Me" AllThingsD 8:14 AM
  • "Samsung Chromebook: Not a Bad Laptop, but Definitely Feels like $250" Techland 8:08 AM
  • "Ballmer: Apple has not produced a product that customers use" TUAW 12:37 PM
  • "Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: Forget The iPad, Surface Is The Tablet People Want" BGR 9:25 AM
  • "Microsoft's Ballmer: Surface Is the Tablet Consumers Really Want"  AllThingsD 8:01 AM
  • "Truth, Lies, and 'Doxxing': The Real Moral of the Gawker/Reddit Story" Wired 8:01 AM
  • "What's Behind The Public Shaming of Reddit's King Troll Violentacrez?" ReadWrite 7:49 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface is easier to repair than iPad, but worse than Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 7" VentureBeat 9:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Teardown" iFixit 7:22 AM
  • "Facebook, Why is the Cover Image an Undersized Width of 851 Pixels?" Dougit Design 7:21 AM
  • "Spoof 'banned' iPad mini promo [Video] 9 to 5 Mac 8:11 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Updates to A Baker's Dozen of iOS Apps" eXtensions 9:52 PM
  • "The iPhone app that sucks out Facebook bikini pics" CNET News 7:07 PM
  • "John Martellaro Chats About New Apple Products: Tech Night Owl" The Mac Observer 4:42 PM
  • "Oh, Snap! Case-Mate Blends An iPhone Case With A Snap Bracelet" TechCrunch 4:42 PM
  • "With 175 million users, Pandora launches revamped iPhone app; Android next" GigaOM 4:28 PM
  • "Holga Filter And FX Case For iPhone 5" Cult of Mac 4:18 PM
  • "Halloween-inspired iPad Cases and Stands are All Treats and no Tricks" PadGadget 4:18 PM
  • "Skylanders iOS versions officially announced" TUAW 4:18 PM
  • "TechStars Alum Pickie Raises $1 Million, Launches Personalized Shopping App For The iPad" TechCrunch 4:01 PM
  • "Three Months After The First Teaser, FreedomPop Begins Shipping Its $99 WiMAX-Friendly iPod Touch Cases" TechCrunch 4:01 PM
  • "iPhone: The Missing Manual, 6th Edition/—New from O'Reilly Media" O'Reilly 4:01 PM
  • "Bomb Your Way Through Some Spooky Arcade Action In Spook Boy" App Advice 1:11 PM
  • "First Angry Birds Star Wars Gamelplay" 148Apps 12:25 PM
  • "Netbot for gets push notifications and full search support" The Next Web 10:46 AM
  • "Boost Your iPad's Camera Capabilities With Camera Boost 3.0" App Advice 10:46 AM
  • "BOO! – 7 Fun Halloween Apps for Your iPhone and iPad" MacTrast 10:45 AM
  • "Mac-accessory Roundup: Wi-Fi webcams, aluminum stands, USB 3 updates, and more" Macworld 10:06 AM
  • "Pickie Raises $1 Million as App Catalog Trend Kicks Into High Gear" AllThingsD 10:06 AM
  • "Flashlight apps for the iPhone: With Hurricane Sandy set to pound the Eastern seaboard, now seems like the right time to look at some helpful flashlight apps for the iPhone." CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "10 Holiday Shopping Apps You Should Download Now" TheStreet 10:02 AM
  • "AshTag app launched to prevent spread of devastating tree disease" The Guardian 9:55 AM
  • "Beamr For iPhone Lets You Share Photos In Full Resolution" TechCrunch 9:40 AM
  • "ColorStrokes for iPhone updated for iPhone 5 and speed" TUAW 9:18 AM
  • "Do You And Pixelated Puzzler Pixld Make A Perfect Match?" App Advice 8:46 AM
  • "Monstrous Aliens Have Invaded Your Town ... Good Thing You Have Your Mysterious Raygun!" App Advice 8:46 AM
  • "iPad Only Time Management Magazine Issue 2 Continues Saving Readers' Time" PRWeb 8:41 AM
  • "Outdoor Alabama Mobile App Now Available on iTunes" Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • "Xignite Powers MoneyChakra iPad App for Tracking Investments by Top Hedge Fund Managers" Business Wire 8:40 AM
  • "Briefly: Touchscreen gloves by Mujjo, Flip3D iPhone case" Electronista 8:17 AM
  • "The Ultimate iPad and iPhone Halloween Costume" PadGadget 8:11 AM
  • "'Pixld' from Airtight Games is Now Available" Touch Arcade 8:09 AM
  • "Must Have Zagg Accessories for your New iPad Mini" PadGadget 8:06 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of October 29: Jason Snell of Macworld and David Head of FileMaker" The MUG Center 7:54 AM
  • "Hurricane Sandy: Eight Apps To Help You Weather The Storm" App Advice 7:44 AM
  • "QTrak iPhone and iPod App: For Internal Package Delivery Tracking" PRNewswire-iReach 7:27 AM
  • "Battle Your Way to Shoot All Opponents with Tiny Tank Combat" prMac 10:42 AM
  • "New iOS game turns the presidential election into a trivia game" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "Feeling stressed out? Get Magic Relax" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "Alien Hatchi Comes Alive, Hatching a Modern Tamagotchi Game on iPhone" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Sooty, Britain's most beloved bear, makes first ever app appearance" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Picture Safari brings hours of fun to the whole family" prMac 7:43 AM
  • "River Tests Puzzler for iOS is Updated with 3 New Puzzles and New Design" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "Ghosts!!+ is a new, silly way to celebrate Halloween on your iOS device" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "Powerful and Beautiful QR Code Scanner" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "ScaleMaster HD 3.0 Released" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "Impossi-Four iPhone App, the most challenging game yet" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "7 Unique Reasons to Play Hoops! Free Arcade Basketball" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "Zombite - A Unique Zombie Guide App - Now Available in the App Store" prMac 7:26 AM
  • "Orchid App Update Announced by NerdsGeeksGurus, LLC" prMac 7:26 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM moving to replace silicon with carbon nanotubes in computer chips: The company said it has greatly increased the number of carbon nanotubes that can be accurately placed on a single chip" IDG News Service 11:09 AM
  • "IBM has developed a new carbon nanotube based chip making technology" GigaOM 9:30 AM
  • "IBM Labs reveals carbon nanotube processor breakthrough" V3 3:16 PM
  • "IBM packs 10,000 carbon nanotube transistors onto single chip" ZDNet 3:31 PM
  • "Carbon nanotubes fit by the thousands onto a chip" BBC 10:21 AM
  • "Nanotube breakthrough promises replacement for silicon" TG Daily 3:08 PM
  • "Microsoft bets on Windows Phone 8 to regain foothold in smartphone market" Seattle Times 12:25 PM
  • "Microsoft Unveils Latest Windows Phone 8 Seeking Gains" Bloomberg 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils Windows Phone 8 breakthrough features" USA Today 3:14 PM
  • "Microsoft Windows Phone 8: The 'Third Mobile Platform' Is Finally, Really Here" Wired 3:23 PM
  • "Microsoft Launches New Smartphone Program" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:58 AM
  • "Ahead of the Bell: Windows Phone event/Microsoft holds San Francisco event on new software for mobile phones" Associated Press 9:58 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8 Device Availability: Phones Hit Europe This Weekend, U.S. In November" TechCrunch 2:47 PM
  • "Windows Phone Users, Rejoice: More Apps On The Way" BYTE 11:36 AM
  • "Microsoft app syncs Windows 8, Windows Phone 8: The companion app, published just ahead of today's big Windows Phone 8 event, lets you sync devices running the phone OS with laptops and tablets running Windows 8 or RT." CNET Reviews 10:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 8 Companion App For Syncing Media With Windows Phone 8 Devices Ahead Of Big WP8 Reveal" TechCrunch 2:50 PM
  • "Windows 8 companion app helps Microsoft desktops and phones sync better" ZDNet 3:30 PM
  • "Office Will Determine Whether Microsoft Can Beat Apple" TheStreet 9:35 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO says Windows 8 sales rate higher than Windows 7" Reuters 4:01 PM
  • "Poll Finds Lackluster Demand for Windows 8" PC Magazine 12:07 PM
  • "Windows 8 won't help DRAM makers" EE Times 11:25 AM
  • "Windows Store has enough apps to prevent Windows RT flop, say analysts: But Microsoft must boost the number of high-quality tablet apps to make its bet pay off" Computerworld 11:09 AM
  • "App wars: Windows 8 Metro vs. the iPad/Microsoft's Metro environment in Windows 8 and Windows RT takes the iPad approach to apps, but is it better?" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 11:42 AM
  • "Here's The Massive Budget Microsoft Is Gambling On Windows 8 Ads" Business Insider 9:56 AM
  • "Pre-ordered a Microsoft Surface? So SORRY it's late, have a voucher: Microsoft is dishing out vouchers to disgruntled Surface customers burned by delays and confusion over shipments of their pre-ordered fondletops." The Register 3:11 PM
  • "Where is my Microsoft Surface? Here's what we know" ZDNet 3:30 PM
  • "Yahoo, Microsoft Tiff Highlights the Epic Failure of 'Do Not Track': Microsoft continues to take a beating for its decision to enable the Do Not Track privacy setting by default in the company's brand-new Internet Explorer 10." Webmonkey 3:24 PM
  • "What Microsoft should deliver at its BUILD developer conference" PCWorld 12:09 PM
  • "Alienware assimilates Dell FROM THE INSIDE!" The Register 3:13 PM
  • "AMD Analyst Conference Call Gets Underway" Barron's 3:58 PM
  • "Intel improves SSD range with 335 Series" V3 3:15 PM
  • "Courts widening view of data breach damages, lawyers say" CSO 12:14 PM
  • "Communications to pass computers as top market for ICs" EE Times 12:26 PM
  • "Killing the Computer to Save It" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:06 PM
  • "Phone, Tablet Insurance Set To Flourish" BYTE 4:09 PM
  • "Welcome to the New Era of Personal Computing: These are remarkable times to be a gadget lover. Between the iPad mini, Windows 8, and the forthcoming Windows Phone 8 and new Android tablets, personal computing has been revolutionized in a matter of weeks." PC Magazine 12:08 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Investor Reaction to CEO Tim Cook's Dramatic Management Upheaval at Apple Will Be Delayed by Sandy" AllThingsD 6:53 PM
  • "Apple: 'From a tech titan into a dinosaur' -- but not for a year/An analyst predicts the company's demise, yet still rates it a 'buy'" Fortune 12:16 PM
  • "Concern over Apple's 'cyclical' margins called 'overblown'" AppleInsider 8:55 AM
  • "Deja vu: Apple's plunging profitability" Fortune 8:16 AM
  • "Apple Is Sandbagging More Than You Think" Seeking Alpha 9:18 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. markets to remain closed Tuesday" CNNMoney 3:53 PM
  • "Sandy Forces Closure of Stock Markets Through Tuesday" TheStreet 3:53 PM
  • "Hurricane to close Wall St on Monday, possibly Tuesday" Reuters 9:52 AM
  • "All US exchanges shut down ahead of hurricane landfall; electronic trading closes early" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:49 AM
  • "NYSE and Nasdaq closed as Hurricane Sandy hits" CNNMoney 11:34 AM
  • "Sandy Strengthens as It Moves Toward East Coast: The New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and the CME Group in Chicago closed their physical trading floors and electronic trading Monday in accordance with emergency actions by government officials as Hurricane Sandy closes in on the East Coast." TheStreet 3:48 PM
  • "U.S. Markets Left in Limbo" [Paid Membership Required] 3:19 PM
  • "U.S. Stock Futures Decline as East Coast Braces for Sandy" Bloomberg 10:55 AM
  • "Stock Futures Fall as Sandy Forces Market Closures" TheStreet 9:32 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Most Asia stocks drop; developers weigh Hong Kong" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Drop on Earnings; Hurricane Sandy Halts U.S. Trade" Bloomberg 9:48 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Hurricane, earnings fears weigh on Europe stocks/Peripheral markets, Spain, Italy, Greece see biggest losses" MarketWatch 3:48 PM
  • "European Stocks Drop as Insurers Decline; UBS Gains on Job Cuts" Bloomberg 9:48 AM
  • "Insurance Stocks Pull Europe Lower" [Paid Membership Required] 3:49 PM
  • "Buying This Telecom Stock Could Hurt Your Portfolio" Seeking Alpha 9:51 AM

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