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

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  • "Cooking Up Changes at Apple: Apple badly needs its software to catch up with its hardware. Lucky for investors, Chief Executive Tim Cook looks unafraid to move on from the legacy of Steve Jobs in order to get that done." [Paid Membership Required] 2:14 PM
  • "CEO Cook Remakes Apple for Post-Jobs Era, Forstall Exits"  Bloomberg 7:44 AM
  • "The post-Jobs Apple is here, like it or not: With a big and dramatic management shakeup, CEO Tim Cook has unquestionably put his own stamp on the company." CNET News 8:01 AM
  • "Report: Forstall Ousted Over Refusal to Sign Apple Maps Apology" PC Magazine 8:08 AM
  • "Apple software, retail chiefs out in overhaul" Reuters 7:44 AM
  • "From inside Apple, the Scott Forstall fallout"  GigaOM 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Elevates Steve Jobs' Spiritual Partner" Forbes 11:52 AM
  • "Apple executive responsible for Maps to leave: Scott Forstall, the executive responsible for Apple's iOS mobile operating system - including maps - is to leave Apple next year, while retail boss John Browett has left with immediate effect."  Telegraph 8:56 AM
  • "Apple's former heir apparent to depart after Siri and Maps failures: Apple announces massive management shakeup in wake of tumbling stock prices, including bidding bye-bye to retail VP" InfoWorld 7:49 AM
  • "iOS chief Scott Forstall out, Jony Ive to lead future Apple user interface design" Computerworld 9:11 AM
  • "With changes, Apple's Cook takes decisive action for future" ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Apple announces executive shakeup; iOS, retail heads are out" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:21 AM
  • "Forstall ousted from Apple after refusing to apologise for Maps" The Register 8:11 AM
  • "Apple's Forstall Refuses to Apologize for Maps, Is Fired" eWeek 10:20 AM
  • "An Apple Exit Over Maps: Mobile Software Head Forstall Refused to Sign Apology; Retail Chief Is Also Ousted" [Paid Membership Required] 7:46 AM
  • "Cook tries new recipe for Apple" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:16 PM
  • "Apple Sheds Two Top Execs In Shake-Up" Sky News 8:30 AM
  • "Apple's Cook Wields The Ax on Two Troublemakers"  Forbes 7:50 AM
  • "How Jony Ive Became The Most Important Executive At Apple"  Business Insider 10:35 AM
  • "iTunes 11 delayed 'end of November': Apple says the major new version of iTunes won't ship to consumers until November." CNET News 3:58 PM
  • "Apple Delays iTunes Refresh" AllThingsD 4:01 PM
  • "Apple confirms iTunes overhaul delayed until late November" Ars Technica 4:01 PM
  • "Apple misses October deadline for iTunes 11 release" GigaOM 4:04 PM
  • "Apple says iTunes 11 has been delayed until November to 'get it right'" 9 to 5 Mac 4:01 PM
  • "Once again, iMessage down for many users" 9 to 5 Mac 4:04 PM
  • "Address document-handling frustrations in OS X" MacFixIt 2:51 PM
  • "Lingon and launchd can keep crucial apps always running" TUAW 7:55 PM
  • "Adobe Acrobat Pro XI review: Adobe's venerable document and forms tool offers new content editing and automation for streamlined productivity" Macworld UK 9:05 AM
  • "How to use transcription with Dragon Dictate 3 for Mac" Macworld 8:56 AM
  • "How to Rename Files from the Title Bar in OS X Mountain Lion" MacTrast 8:54 AM
  • "Display Menu brings back OS X's Displays menu" Macworld 2:10 PM
  • "ScreenFlow 4 launches with new effects, workflow improvements" Macworld 2:10 PM
  • "Google's Chrome Remote Desktop sheds beta tag, adds new features" PCWorld 2:10 PM
  • "3 Easy And Free Ways To Hide Folders On Your Mac From Prying Eyes" Mac 360 2:09 PM
  • "Jony Ive's minimalist designs could reshape the future of iOS, OS X" AppleInsider 9:27 PM
  • "Apple to Merge iOS, OS X" Trollaxor 9:32 AM
  • "Time To Turn IWork Apps Into A True Office Competitor" MacNews 9:06 AM
  • "Yes, Apple Can Kill Microsoft Office"  TheStreet 7:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "iDraw 2.2 Adds iCloud Syncing, Retina Graphics, Smart Guides, and Mountain Lion Sharing" Indeeo 2:07 PM
  • "Great Sale on Pastoral Commentaries - 14 Days only" Accordance 2:07 PM
  • "Don't Miss This: 'CrossOver For Mac' To Go FREE For 24 Hours, Starting Tomorrow (Oct 31)" RazorianFly 9:09 AM
  • "OfficeDrop Sync brings another cloud storage option to Mac" TUAW 8:59 AM
  • "Evernote Is About To Get A Radical New Look On Mac" Business Insider 8:41 AM
  • "Boilsoft Announces Release Of New Boilsoft Video Joiner For Mac" prMac 10:12 AM
  • "Jumsoft Adds Foursquare Integration to its Acclaimed Money App" prMac 9:23 AM
  • "Zevrix Output Factory for InDesign Now Can Split InDesign Documents" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "What if the computer could see and hear you before sleeping?" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Tidal Pool releases BeanCounter 1.0 for Mac OS X" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "NetSpot Rolls Out Enhanced Wi-Fi Site Survey Tools for Mac" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "BandMaster for Mac OS X Released" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Aqua Data Studio 12.0 Leads the Way with Big Data Performance" prMac 7:41 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Accepting High-Resolution Music for iTunes, Says Sound Engineer" Cult of Mac 8:31 PM
  • "Mark Cuban: Apple TV Is a Pipe Dream And why the HDNet founder thinks that may be a good thing" AdWeek 2:50 PM
  • "Mark Cuban: An Apple box designed for TV would be game-changer/The famed investor cautions that Apple won't even consider going after cable companies by making deals with programmers." CNET News 8:30 AM
  • "Mark Cuban: Apple Is Not Out To Kill Cable Companies" Business Insider 10:59 AM
  • "Media Tycoon Mark Cuban Thinks Apple TV Deal With Cable Companies Would Be 'Game Over' Move" Cult of Mac 5:26 PM
  • "Kantar: Apple iPhone 5 Slows Android's Growth In U.S., U.K. — But Android Continues To Expand Marketshare Across Europe, To 67.1%" TechCrunch 8:33 AM
  • "iOS growth outpaces Android in U.S., but not elsewhere" CNET News 10:17 AM
  • "Apple forecast to sell 102m iPads, 194m iPhones in 2013: analyst" ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "How The Top 100 Brands Perform In The Apple App Store" TechCrunch 11:19 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Apple iPhone Owner Loyalty Declines/iPhone Repeat Purchase Intention Drops 13 points in Western Europe" Business Wire 9:46 AM
  • "iPhone users get less loyal" CNET News 4:07 PM
  • "Palo Alto Apple Store opens, Shenzhen store nearly ready" TUAW 9:27 AM
  • "iPad Mini 'banned' ad zooms to YouTube popularity: With tongue in cheek, the spoof video borrows Apple's visual style and tone, and reminds us why the 'iPad Mini is the future...until May, at least.'" CNET News 8:07 AM
  • "Apple Alumni: Where Are They Now?" [Slideshow] Forbes 2:18 PM
  • "'Apple U-turn' on Siri prostitute advice in China" BBC 12:04 PM
  • "Apple turns off Siri's potty mouth" The Register 7:58 AM
  • "New Windows Phone ad: It's not for everybody (like Apple)/Microsoft's relentless push behind, well, everything, continues with a new ad for Windows Phone. The idea is that it's built exclusively just for you. There's even a version with Steve Ballmer." CNET News 8:01 AM
  • "Leap Motion nabs second Apple alum in Michael Zagorsek for marketing, dev relations and app store" The Next Web 8:14 AM
  • "Family sues Foxconn in brain-damaged worker compensation case" The Register 11:00 AM
  • "Philips Hue smart LED bulbs now available exclusively on the US Apple Store for $199.95" The Next Web 8:14 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Microsoft Says Apps Coming to Windows, Consumers Upgrade" Bloomberg 4:23 PM
  • "ARM unveils 64-bit designs for future smartphones, servers" Reuters 11:42 AM
  • "Livescribe touts Sky WiFi smartpen: The device is aptly dubbed the Sky Wi-Fi smartpen and claims to be the first to integrate WiFi technology and cloud services." TG Daily 11:23 AM
  • "Founding Father featured in popular new video game" Associated Press 11:05 AM
  • "B&N Nook HD Tablets Shipping This Week" PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "Google's Gmail Launches New Compose Email View And Reply Experience That Will Save You Time" TechCrunch 11:16 AM
  • "Google Adds Power Outage Info to Hurricane Sandy Map" PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "UK's First 4G Network, 4GEE, Goes Lives In 11 Cities; 700 Orange, T-Mobile Stores Rebranded; 10,000 Staff Trained To Sell 4G" TechCrunch 11:18 AM
  • "Amazon upgrades Storage Gateway, moves out of beta" IDG News Service 10:37 AM
  • "Zend CEO: PHP is fit for the enterprise/In a Q&A, the prominent developer Andi Gutmans also defends language against criticisms over security" InfoWorld 10:37 AM
  • "Former Cisco exec Charlie Giancarlo takes startup ItsOn out of stealth mode" Silicon Valley 10:23 AM
  • "Chinese factory giant employed underage interns on assembly line: A Chinese vocational school sends five 15-year-old boys to assemble Sony PlayStations at a Foxconn manufacturing plant. The legal age to do such work is 16." Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:14 AM
  • "'Badass' bug kills off Borderlands 2 characters: A bug that works like a disease in humans is permanently killing off characters in the Borderlands 2 video game." BBC 10:06 AM
  • "Google Unveils Universal Analytics: Looking beyond the Web, Universal Analytics offers companies a way to measure data from marketing campaigns, sales calls and other sources." InformationWeek 10:01 AM
  • "Tablet makers obsess over every last pixel" CNET News 9:56 AM
  • "SAP Loses Sybase's Chen After Gaining Blueprint for Deals" Bloomberg 9:51 AM
  • "Nokia says shipping new Lumia smartphones this week" Reuters 9:50 AM
  • "Sandy knocks out HuffPo, BuzzFeed and Gawker" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Gotcha! Google Play Catches Up With The App Store As It Reaches 700,000 Apps" Cult of Android 10:35 AM
  • "Google Unveils Mobile Devices to Step Up Apple Challenge" Bloomberg 10:18 AM
  • "YouTube is down for some as users report unreliable service for several hours" The Next Web 9:44 AM
  • "Websites knocked offline by super-storm Sandy" BBC 9:05 AM
  • "Iterate 32: The future of Apple design" iMore 8:54 AM
  • "What is skeuomorphic and why will you be hearing more about it since Scott Forstall has departed from Apple." The MT Show 7:39 AM
  • "iPhone 5 comes one step closer to China release: Two models of Apple's newest smartphone are approved by a Chinese regulatory agency: meaning customers will likely get the device by the tentative December launch." CNET News 9:18 PM
  • "Initial fourth-generation iPad supply is out, now available in one week" 9 to 5 Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's fourth-generation iPad sells out of initial supply: The company's tablet is now showing a ship date of one week for the Wi-Fi-only model." CNET News 11:01 AM
  • "Resellers Receiving iPad Mini and iPad Shipments Ahead of Friday's Launch" MacRumors 4:04 PM
  • "4th Generation iPad Launch Day Pre-Orders Sold Out, First iPad and iPad Mini Pre-Orders En Route" MacRumors 10:57 AM
  • "iPad (4th Gen) Outruns The iPhone 5 In An Early Benchmark, Listed With 1.4GHz Dual-Core CPU, 1GB Of RAM" TechCrunch 10:11 AM
  • "4th Generation iPad Benchmarks Show 1.4GHz Dual Core Processor, 1GB of RAM" MacRumors 11:51 AM
  • "iPad 4 Benchmarks Show 2X Faster Than iPad 3, 1GB RAM & 1.4GHZ A6X CPU" OS X Daily 2:48 PM
  • "Fourth Generation iPad Benchmarks: 2X Performance" Tapscape 11:51 AM
  • "The 13" Retina MacBook Pro Value Equation" Low End Mac 2:55 PM
  • "iPad mini Smart Covers Already Being Delivered" MacTrast 10:35 AM
  • "Is the iPad mini Really as Light as a Pad of Paper?" MacTrast 2:27 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple awarded patent rights for original iOS Maps app GUI" AppleInsider 8:29 AM
  • "Apple wins patent on iOS maps integration" CNET News 10:17 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patents for Touch, Motion, Maps & Strange Icon" Patently Apple 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Fast Cell Selection In A Mobile Wireless Device" MacNews 10:08 AM
  • "Apple Patent Involves Real-Time Streaming" MacNews 10:08 AM
  • "My Apple TV (3rd generation) has a big problem with its audio clock - jitter. I'm not talking about the clock that tells you what time it is. I'm referring to the 48-kHz clock 'pulse' that is generated by the Apple TV, intended to keep the digital audio signal aligned with the original performance. It can't, and this timing sloppiness (the drunk conductor syndrome) is called jitter." MacInTouch 11:58 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Activity Monitor For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:24 AM
  • "Car Games: Minicar Champion For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:24 AM
  • "Blox For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:24 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales (5th generation)" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Prices $500 To $1,099 -The Best Mac mini Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:32 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:59 AM

  • "Review: Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display" AppleInsider 8:58 PM
  • "Sizing Up the New iPad Mini" AllThingsD 9:02 PM
  • "iPad mini review: Apple takes on a new market with a smaller tablet" The Verge 9:23 PM
  • "iPad review (4th generation, late 2012): Can a new processor make the gold-standard tablet even better?" The Verge 9:23 PM
  • "iPad review (late 2012)" Engadget 9:22 PM
  • "Early iPad (4th generation) Benchmarks"  Primate Labs 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface vs. Apple iPad: Head To Head Comparison [Video] ReadWrite 8:53 AM
  • "iPod touch 5 vs iPhone 5: Camera shootout" iMore 8:11 PM
  • "Voice search shoot-out: Google's new voice search vs Apple's Siri, hands-on" VentureBeat 6:04 PM
  • "iPad mini Smart Cover unboxing and hands-on!" iMore 2:48 PM
  • "Can The CUBEDGE EDGE.sound Uncrown The Jambox As The Bluetooth Speaker To Beat? [Review] Cult of Mac 2:43 PM
  • "Reviews: Skech GripShock for iPhone 5" iLounge 2:12 PM
  • "Reviews: Skech Groove for iPhone 5" iLounge 2:11 PM
  • "Cygnett Workmate Case for iPhone 5: Hybrid & Light" The Mac Observer 2:07 PM
  • "Cygnett Carbon Fiber UrbanShield for iPhone 5 review" AppleTell 9:28 AM
  • "Call Of Duty: Black Ops review/Thrilling first-person shooter – for the few that can actually run it" Macworld UK 9:05 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: iBooks 3 is the best iBooks yet" Macworld 9:15 AM
  • "Review: iBooks 3.0 for iPhone and iPad" iSource 4:00 PM
  • "Review: WeatherSnitch 2 is a sleek, feature-packed weather app for the iPhone" 9 to 5 Mac 10:09 AM
  • "LinkTV World News for the iPad wants to reinvent global news for the YouTube era" The Next Web 9:05 AM
  • "100 Greatest Hits HD for iPad review: Get nostalgic with your iPad" Macworld UK 12:03 PM
  • "Review: Great Pumpkin delights but doesn't soar" Macworld 11:01 AM
  • "Earn To Die Zombie-Squishing Driving Game Doesn't Quite Deliver [Review] Cult of Mac 2:43 PM
  • "Hungry Shark Evolution Review" 148Apps 2:26 PM
  • "About Love, Hate and the Other Ones Review" 148Apps 9:28 AM
  • "Rock Prodigy Review" 148Apps 10:11 AM
  • "Zombiewood Review" 148Apps 9:05 AM
  • "Hairy Tales Review" 148Apps 2:26 PM
  • "A Picker Lottery for iPhone: In this blog, we'll see how to use a UIPicker control to implement a simple lottery application. The user will choose a two digit number using a picker control, then press a button to see if their number matches a random number generated by the app." The iPhone Developer Resource 9:15 AM
  • "Get the big picture with iOS 6 panoramas" TechHive 8:56 AM
  • "How To Hide Any Stock App On Home Screen Or Status Bar In Mobile Safari On iOS Without Jailbreak" Redmond Pie 9:15 AM
  • "EFI firmware protection locks down newer Macs: Apple's firmware password security is greatly enhanced in recent Mac models, making it a rather robust security feature." MacFixIt 8:14 PM
  • "Disabling the auto-correction voice feature Article" iLounge 2:11 PM
  • "Limiting Cellular Data usage in iOS 6 Tips" iLounge 2:11 PM
  • "iPad buyers guide (Late 2012)" iMore 11:00 AM
Apple Management Shakeup
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review -The Week in Full Swing: Apple's Night of the Long Knives" eXtensions 8:25 PM
  • "What Apple's executive reshuffle means for the products you use" Macworld 5:54 PM
  • "Inside Scoop: Apple shakes up management team" CNET TV 4:08 PM
  • "If Tim Cook could apologize, why not Scott Forstall?" CNET News 4:08 PM
  • "Scott Forstall Out: The Writing Was On The Wall" Apple'n'Apps 4:02 PM
  • "Apple Axes Heir Apparent In Map Flap But Problems Run Deeper" Forbes 3:07 PM
  • "No surprise: Browett's reign over Apple retail a short 7 months" Ars Technica 2:51 PM
  • "What Is The First Thing Jony Ive Needs To Do To Make The iPhone Better?" ["Supposedly, one of the reasons Forstall is out at Apple is because he ran out of it ideas for iOS. Forstall, for his part, reportedly, was worried Apple wasn't working on enough big ideas in mobile."] Business Insider 2:42 PM
  • "Where Will Apple's Scott Forstall Likely Land Next?" Forbes 2:26 PM
  • "Tim Cook Has Made Three Big Mistakes So Far at Apple" Forbes 2:19 PM
  • "Greg's Bite: Regarding The Shake-Up At Apple" MacNews 10:28 AM
  • "Forstall's exit from Apple: Conflict with execs, 'jubilation' from employees" Ars Technica 10:21 AM
  • "Hurricane Tim Got It About Right" App Advice 10:11 AM
  • "Apple's executive shakeup viewed as consolidation, not cause for concern" AppleInsider 10:11 AM
  • "Apple exit frees Browett for new role" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:11 AM
  • "Skeuomorphic design (or, one reason we can be thankful Scott Forstall is gone)" VentureBeat 10:08 AM
  • "Was Apple sweeping its bad news away during Hurricane Sandy? And when the bad weather has blown over, will it be a good time to buy Apple shares?" Macworld UK 9:37 AM
  • "My Thoughts on the Recent Leadership Shakeup at Apple" iSource 9:30 AM
  • "Apple in safe hands with bigger role for Ive" Reuters 9:30 AM
  • "Opinion: Massive Changes In Apple Execs Will Translate To Big Changes In Software" AppleBitch 9:28 AM
  • "Here's Why Senior VP of iOS Software Scott Forstall Is Leaving Apple Next Year" Redmond Pie 9:27 AM
  • "Tim Cook Leaked Internal Email Cites Need For 'More Collaboration' To Justify Apple Leadership Shakeup" BGR 9:15 AM
  • "Scott Forstall May Be The Most Valuable Free Agent The Tech World Has Ever Seen"  Business Insider 9:08 AM
  • "Apple Employees Are Thrilled The Exec Who Invented The iPhone's Software Is Out" Business Insider 9:07 AM
  • "Welcome to the Jony Ive Era at Apple" AllThingsD 9:07 AM
  • "Why Jony Ive's Big Promotion At Apple Might Never Have Happened"  Forbes 9:06 AM
  • "Apple shows Scott Forstall the door: Can Jonathan Ive redesign iOS?" Electricpig 9:05 AM
  • "Apple retail exec John Browett's departure not surprising" TUAW 8:59 AM
  • "Forstall's firing reportedly met with 'quiet jubilation' at Apple" AppleInsider 8:57 AM
  • "Rumor: Forstall dumped over refusal to sign Maps apology" Electronista 8:56 AM
  • "The Many Reasons Behind The Demise Of Scott Forstall's Apple Career" Cult of Mac 8:49 AM
  • "More details regarding Forstall's ousting emerge" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
  • "Personally, I think Mr Scott Forstall has done a heck of a job" MyAppleMenu 8:49 AM
  • "Controversial: Forstall Fired For Refusing To Sign Maps Apology?" App Advice 8:47 AM
  • "Jony Ive could nix faux leather and wood apps: With Scott Forstall gone we may no longer have to suffer fake leather and wood-teak app designs" Macworld UK 8:45 AM
  • "Tim Cook's 'disastrous' first appointment as CEO: We look back at Retail chief John Browett's seven months at Apple" Macworld UK 8:44 AM
  • "Apple Maps fiasco gets Forstall the chop" TG Daily 8:34 AM
  • "Apple shakeup: Leaving means never having to say you're sorry Add to ..." The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:11 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook executes major management shake-up at world's most valuable company" MacDailyNews 8:10 AM
  • "If Scott Forstall Joins Google, This Apple Story Would Go Truly Anakin Skywalker" Forbes 7:58 AM
  • "How Scott Forstall's Team at Apple Learned of His Departure" WSJ Blogs 7:56 AM
  • "The Biggest Question Facing Apple After Steve Jobs's Death Has Now Been Answered" Business Insider 7:50 AM
  • "Senior VP of iOS Scott Forstall is out at Apple: why, and what it means." gdgt 7:46 AM
  • "The long knives at Apple: What the experts are saying" Fortune 7:46 AM
  • "Apple forces out former Steve Jobs protege Scott Forstall, promotes Jonathan Ive" Tap For Mobile 7:37 AM
Apple Op/Ed
  • "iPad mini review roundup: Amazing build quality, impressive battery life, high price" AppleInsider 9:27 PM
  • "iPad Mini, fourth-generation iPad reviews arrive: The first crop of reviews for Apple's latest pair of tablets have come in. Find out what critics are saying." CNET News 9:28 PM
  • "All The Reviewers Are Let Down By The iPad Mini's Screen" Business Insider 9:32 PM
  • "Apple Death Knell #60: Microsoft Will Beat Apple (& Google)" The Mac Observer 8:52 PM
  • "In a War of Attrition, Microsoft Will Beat Apple"  Forbes 2:51 PM
  • "Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Thinks Apple Is A 'Low Volume Player' Except For The iPad" Business Insider 2:42 PM
  • "Google's new iOS search app is a direct assault on Siri" VentureBeat 2:42 PM
  • "The Ugliest Apple Product Ever Made" McSolo 2:08 PM
  • "Hm, I think I'll order an iPad Mini on Amazon ... Oh no I won't: Etailer offers stinging counter-pooh-pooh to Apple" Register Hardware 12:04 PM
  • "Which Is Apple's Biggest Threat, Microsoft or Google?" Low End Mac 9:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Steven Sinofsky: Apple's $329 iPad mini is a Complete Ripoff!" MacTrast 8:55 AM
  • "Apple and the incredible vanishing CD drive" Macworld 8:29 AM
  • "Apple and Amazon -- the Contrasts Couldn't Be More Stark" TheStreet 7:51 AM
  • "Google Matches Apple App Store with 700,000 Android Apps" The Mac Observer 8:28 PM
  • "The Low Volume Leader" PixoBebo 2:08 PM
  • "Three TV improvements more worthwhile than Ultra HD 4K" CNET Reviews 11:47 AM
  • "The software creation literacy crisis" ZDNet 11:34 AM
  • "Is the cloud bad for open source? Just the opposite" ZDNet 11:33 AM
  • "Why it's not a good idea to put your servers in a flood zone" ZDNet 11:33 AM
  • "Hopping robots could consume less energy" TG Daily 11:22 AM
  • "How to Delete Regrettable Posts from the Internet: It's possible—though not always foolproof—to get embarrassing things taken down. Voluntary data-labeling standards could make it even easier." Technology Review 11:19 AM
  • "10 essential ingredients of a killer Windows 8 business PC" PCWorld 10:54 AM
  • "Hands On: Nokia Lumia 822 and Data Sense for Verizon Wireless" PC Magazine 10:54 AM
  • "The Hypocrisy of Silicon Valley" Forbes 10:31 AM
  • "Grand Theft Auto 5 Looks to Be Coming in Spring 2013" Forbes 10:31 AM
  • "Insular culture blamed for Renesas woes" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:29 AM
  • "The x86 is dead. Long live the x86" EE Times 10:27 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Surface tablet to mainly devour notebook demand in the short term" DigiTimes 10:26 AM
  • "The beloved hobbies of Google and Amazon" asymco 9:28 AM
  • "Why Windows 8 PCs Look So Darn Different" ReadWrite 8:53 AM
  • "Review: Barnes & Noble's Nook HD Is Another Worthy $199 Tablet" Techland 8:59 AM
  • "Review: The New Nook HD Tablet Is Just About The Best Reader You Can Buy" TechCrunch 8:33 AM
  • "Here's To Another Crazy One: Microsoft's Steve Ballmer Narrates Windows Phone 8 Ad" TechCrunch 7:48 AM
  • "Conan Previews the iPad Mini Mega [Video] Mashable 8:35 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google takes on Siri by adding voice search to standalone iOS app" AppleInsider 6:50 PM
  • "Can You Escape From Trap Mansion?" App Advice 4:23 PM
  • "Google's Star Trek Computer Now Available To iPhone & iPad Users" ReadWrite 2:44 PM
  • "Siri, It Seems You Finally Have Some Competition" App Advice 2:23 PM
  • "Google's Siri competitor for iOS arrives" CNET News 2:17 PM
  • "Google's Siri Rival Now Available for iOS" AllThingsD 2:16 PM
  • "OWC announces 480GB SSD upgrade for Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro" Insanely Great Mac 2:09 PM
  • "Date T Calc 2.0 for iPhone can calculate future and past dates and date differences" Tension Software 11:55 AM
  • "Which iPhone Apps Hog Your Data Allowance? Onavo Count Knows" The Next Web 11:54 AM
  • "Oceanhouse Media Launches Four Dr. Seuss Book Apps for Windows 8" PRWeb 11:51 AM
  • "Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player Successfully Plays Blu-ray on the Retina Display of MacBook Pro" MacPrices 11:51 AM
  • "Lookout Brings Lost Phone Tracking Feature, Signal Flare, To iOS" TechCrunch 10:20 AM
  • "Tune In To Your Favorite Music, Sports And News Stations With The Newly Updated TuneIn Radio" App Advice 10:12 AM
  • "Keep Tabs on Your Home from Anywhere with Belkin's New NetCam Wi-Fi® Camera" Business Wire 9:46 AM
  • "Research and Markets: iPad and Smartphone Use in the Pharma Market" Business Wire 9:46 AM
  • "Mobiplex Raises $3.1M in Series A Funding to Bring a New Golf Swing Analysis App-cessory to Market Inventors of SwingTIP Wireless 3D Motion Sensor Unit for Apple iOS and Android Devices" PRWeb 9:45 AM
  • "GearZap's New iPad Range is Anything But Mini" PRWeb 9:45 AM
  • "The high-design headphone hanger: Just Mobile HeadStand™ is the perfect place to hang your high-design headphones." Just Mobile 9:36 AM
  • "From iOS and Android to Windows 8: Bsquare launches app porting service" GeekWire 9:13 AM
  • "50 Years of James Bond Posters Now Available as Universal App" Mac|Life 8:59 AM
  • "The ZOpro: a thin iPhone case with built-in charging cable" iDownload Blog 8:49 AM
  • "Upcoming iOS Title Upgrade Soul Will Upgrade Your Expectations Of The Graphic Novel Form" App Advice 8:46 AM
  • "Touch-Based iOS Analytics Tool Launches Out Of Beta" TechCrunch 8:33 AM
  • "Gadget-Case Maker Targus Acquires Sena Cases" AllThingsD 8:00 AM
  • "INTSIG announces CamScanner HD for iPad" prMac 9:23 AM
  • "Faber Acoustical Brings Room Acoustics to iPhone and iPad with RoomScope" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "App Developer Simiula Releases Dice-Roller Simulator for iOS Devices" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Community Made Black Beauty ebook for iPad Possible" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Playing with Food Goes Mobile, Empowering Kids to Make Healthy Choices" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Smoky Cat Software Releases Thought Store v2.0 iPhone App For Charity" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Music On The Internet - Bundled In a Single App" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "With Angler Ally 1.0 for iOS, Boosting Fishing Success is No Fish Tale" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Ultra Reaction - Innovative Reflex Testing Game" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "thisCLICKS LLC Launches V3.0 of Employee Scheduling App: When I Work" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "It Is Vapor Launches Mobile Website with Apple Passbook Coupon" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Get your mood out to the world with sMoods for iOS" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Aloha from Hawaii, The Amazing Hybrid Platform Game, Is Out Now" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Actions for iPad, the missing link between mouse and keyboard" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Guns of Icarus Online Launches In the Face of Hurricane Sandy" Guns of Icarus 7:39 AM
  • "Pandora 4 for iPhone: Music discovery on steroids" FairerPlatform 7:38 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP unveils new Officejet Pro and LaserJet printers" Electronista 8:54 PM
  • "Microsoft's Ballmer not ready to reveal Windows 8, Surface sales" ZDNet 11:34 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO says 4 mln Windows 8 upgrades since Friday" Reuters 11:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Sells 4 Million Windows 8 Upgrades in 4 Days" Mashable 12:05 PM
  • "Microsoft sold 4 million Windows 8 upgrades in three days" Ars Technica 2:12 PM
  • "Microsoft opens the Windows Store. Will app makers walk in?" CNET News 9:57 AM
  • "Windows 8 Momentum: Will Pop-Up Stores Help?" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 10:02 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8 debuts with cool crowd in mind: Microsoft executives touted the fun of the new phone, emphasizing how users can personalize it to what's important to them." Seattle Times 11:06 AM
  • "Microsoft executive aims to put Windows Phone in more hands: Terry Myerson, corporate vice president for Windows Phone, explains why he's confident the new phone will be a hit." Seattle Times 11:06 AM
  • "Q&A with Windows Phone chief Terry Myerson" Seattle Times 11:07 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8 First Impressions: Snappy Redesign" InformationWeek 10:01 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8: A tour of the business features" ZDNet 11:33 AM
  • "Forgetting Microsoft: How Steve Ballmer's Surface could win" The Register 11:24 AM
  • "Review: Microsoft's Surface RT will make even a fanboy cry/Is it a laptop or a tablet? The Surface makes a valiant attempt at being both -- but leaves you yearning for one or the other" InfoWorld 10:36 AM
  • "Surface With Windows RT: A Winner Despite Apps" [Slideshow] BYTE 10:02 AM
  • "Notebook brands plan limited shipments of Windows RT tablets" DigiTimes 10:26 AM
  • "Microsoft to webcast BUILD keynotes, other content today: Developer conference runs through Friday, focuses on Windows 8, apps and design" Computerworld 10:21 AM
  • "Web standards vet marches Microsoft to the front lines (Q&A): Paul Cotton leads Microsoft's involvement in the important and often fractious world of Web standards, amid debates that underpin how you live your life online." CNET News 9:56 AM
  • "IBM Board Increases Share Repurchase Fund 75% to $11.7 Billion" Bloomberg 11:44 AM
  • "IBM Boosts Buyback Program By $5 Billion" Forbes 11:44 AM
  • "I.B.M.'s Watson Goes to Medical School" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:26 PM
  • "Lenovo tops China's smartphone market in just six months" The Register 11:25 AM
  • "Intel working on 48-core chip for smartphones, tablets" Computerworld 10:22 AM
  • "New Intel solid-state drive lineup features 20nm flash memory: Smaller manufacturing process means better energy efficiency, faster access speeds" Network World 10:56 AM
  • "Intel debuts its first 20-nanometer flash solid-state drive" ZDNet 11:34 AM
  • "AMD in chip tie-up with UK's ARM: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is to release its first ARM-based chip in 2014." BBC 10:05 AM
  • "AMD Plans to Use ARM Designs in Chips for Servers in 2014" Bloomberg 9:42 AM
  • "AMD to bridge x86 and ARM processors for data centers" DigiTimes 10:26 AM
  • "AMD to partner with ARM for server CPUs by 2014: SeaMicro's fabric is the 'secret sauce'" The Register 11:25 AM
  • "ARM goes 64-bit with new Cortex-A53 and Cortex-A57 designs: AMD, Broadcom, and Samsung are among the first licensees." Ars Technica 2:12 PM
  • "AMD will not license Seamicro's Freedom Fabric to CPU vendors" The Inquirer 2:17 PM
  • "Dell has sold 1M webscale servers in five years" GigaOM 5:27 PM
  • "Gartner: How big trends in security, mobile, big data and cloud computing will change IT" Network World 10:56 AM
  • "Growing tablet market means more choice, confusion for gadget-lovers" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:28 AM
  • "AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Offer Statements On Hurricane Network Issues: No ETA Given For Fix" TechCrunch 11:16 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "After Sandy: How Will the Market React to Apple Tomorrow?" The Motley Fool 9:17 PM
  • "What Apple's Executive Shakeup Means for Investors" The Motley Fool 2:17 PM
  • "Apple: Will It Sell Off On Exec Shuffle? Rally On Mini Sell Out?" Forbes 2:15 PM
  • "AAPL: Exec Changes Positive to Most; 'Disappointment' Says BMO" Barron's 2:15 PM
  • "Apple's Growth in Peril?" Zacks 2:27 PM
  • "Analysts maintain support for Apple after departures" MarketWatch 11:51 AM
  • "Inflation, Deflation, And The iPad Mini" Seeking Alpha 7:57 AM
  • "Sharp Jumps on Report of Tie-Up Talks With Apple, Google" Bloomberg 7:45 AM
  • "Hon Hai Nine-Month Net Profit Rises 24% on Apple Payments" Bloomberg 10:19 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. Equity Markets to Reopen Wednesday" FOXBusiness 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks to Reopen After Longest Storm Shutdown Since 1888" Bloomberg 4:05 PM
  • "Stock Markets Hope for Wednesday Open; Death Toll From Sandy Rises" TheStreet 4:05 PM
  • "Lower Manhattan without power after hurricane, closed exchanges testing contingency plans" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:40 AM
  • "U.S. Stock Futures Little Changed as Hurricane Lands" Bloomberg 10:07 AM
  • "Stock futures slip as investors assess storm damage" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "Stock Futures Close Higher" [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Asia Mostly Higher, Japan Falls After BOJ Eases" CNBC 9:49 AM
  • "Asian Shares Mixed" [Paid Membership Required] 9:50 AM
  • "Will These 5 Tech Stocks Rally Into January?" Seeking Alpha 9:45 AM
  • "The Digital Skeptic: 4 Tech Picks That Won't Scare You to Death" TheStreet 9:48 AM
  • "1 Tech Giant To Buy For Gains This Year, 1 To Watch" Seeking Alpha 9:49 AM

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