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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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  • "Form 10-K: Apple Inc." [88 pages] Shareholder 9:02 PM
  • "In App Store vs. Appstore court clash, Apple runs into a skeptical judge" Ars Technica 10:50 PM
  • "Tim Cook Prunes Apple's Tree: Tim Cook made some clear and direct statements in his management shakeup at Apple this week, sending the message that nothing less than the highest standards will be tolerated. The ouster of the head of iOS and the retail store chief paved the way for a reorganization of departments and responsibilities aimed at improving collaboration at Apple."  MacNewsWorld 8:20 AM
  • "Why Apple Products Will Now Stop Failing: Apple CEO Tim Cook cleaned house this week, and transformed the company in the process."  Datamation 10:47 AM
  • "The Apple shake-up: What it says about CEO Tim Cook/Cook purged two top executives at the company, his most emphatic move yet to move beyond the shadow of Steve Jobs" The Week 9:54 AM
  • "Meet Apple 3.0: The Tim Cook era begins/Tim Cook's firing of two senior VPs signals that he's truly taken the helm of the good ship Apple. But where will he steer it?" InfoWorld 1:30 PM
  • "Right on Cue: Can iTunes chief fix Apple's maps and Siri? An executive shuffle has dropped two troubled services into the hands of Eddy Cue. CNET has a behind-the-scenes look at Apple's master negotiator and product resuscitator."  CNET News 8:02 AM
  • "Tale of two fortunes for Britons at the helm of Apple: It was billed officially as a move to 'increase collaboration across hardware, software and services' at the top of the world's most valuable technology firm." Telegraph 7:26 AM
  • "Apple's Retail Head Browett Gone: Who's Next?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 3:21 PM
  • "White: Apple Is at a Crossroads, Want to Go Big" [Video Report] Bloomberg 3:21 PM
  • "Tim Cook Is First To Say 'No One Can Replace Jobs'" [Video Report] Bloomberg 3:21 PM
  • "Why Apple (and You) Might Miss Scott Forstall"  Wired 7:56 AM
  • "Scott Forstall Could Make Another $45 Million If Apple Lets Him Stay Through June" Business Insider 7:47 AM
  • "Did Apple's Scott Forstall Really Just Walk Away From Hundreds of Millions of Dollars?" TheStreet 7:57 AM
  • "Which High-Tech Dow Stock Has the World's Best Brand?" The Motley Fool 3:30 PM
  • "Apple: Motorola's essential wireless patents are at best worth $1 per iPhone" Foss Patents 1:50 PM
  • "Apple delays iTunes 11: is it software, or music streaming services that delay this release?"  Computerworld Blogs 9:25 AM
  • "More on Fusion Drive: How it works, and how to roll your own/It's not Intel SRT, it's not file-based, and it works on OS X right now." Ars Technica 10:13 AM
  • "Mac Fusion Drive: pro users beware/Summary: The Mac Fusion Drive, melding SSD and hard drive, sounded like a great idea. But upon learning more this is another flashy Mac feature that won't work well for pro users, due to OS X's aging architecture."  ZDNet 7:24 AM
  • "Apple's New Fusion Drive Works on Older Macs" MacRumors 10:48 AM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion confirmed to support Fusion Drive on legacy Macs" AppleInsider 10:50 PM
  • "Mac User Rolls His Own Fusion Drive And Details How You Can, Too" TechCrunch 10:48 AM
  • "Apple reminds iTunes Match subscribers of auto-renewal" CNET News 2:34 PM
  • "Apple preparing first beta of OS X 10.8.3" AppleInsider 2:27 PM
  • "Apple finally gets 'Lion' trademark" CNET News 1:29 PM
  • "Apple Configurator: Apple Configurator makes it easy for anyone to mass configure and deploy iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in a school, business, or institution." Mac App Store 8:26 PM
  • "Having it all: Accessing files from the road" Macworld 9:47 AM
  • "Call Of Duty: Black Ops review/Thrilling first-person shooter – for the few that can actually run it" Macworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "Bring Back Display Resolution Menu Bar Item In Mac OS X Mountain Lion" AddictiveTips 8:43 AM
  • "MacMost Now 781: Using Automator to Resize Images" MacMost 1:21 PM
  • "Find Safari Tabs by Substring" Macdrifter 8:43 AM
  • "Quick Tip: Customize Safari Reader" Mactuts+ 8:44 AM
  • "Free: The Easiest, Simplest, Fastest Way To Boot Into Windows On Your Mac" Mac 360 9:40 AM
  • "A New And Free Way To Organize Photos, Images, Icons, And Graphic Designs On A Mac" McSolo 9:40 AM
  • "The Mac App That Every Mac User And Apple Fan Wants To See Inside Apple TV" Mac 360 9:40 AM
  • "What Every Writer Who Uses A Mac Really Needs: A One-click Scratchpad" NoodleMac 9:40 AM
  • "Try The Illustrator-like Drawing Tool For The Mac And iPad That's Not From Adobe" TeraTalks 8:19 AM
  • "The Final Word On Monitoring Your Network Usage On A Mac" BohemianBoomer 8:19 AM
  • "When is iCloud going to be more reliable?" GigaOM 9:01 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6 Fulfilled Requrests: October 31st" FCPXtv 8:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "Transform a Mac mini Server with Thunderbolt Technology into an Enterprise Class Rack Mount Server!" Sonnet Technologies 8:16 PM
  • "Communicate More Effectively with 'Take Control of Messages in Mountain Lion" TidBITS 4:27 PM
  • "Mac app updates: TextSoap, Configurator, Dropbox updates available" FairerPlatform 2:35 PM
  • "Lord of the Rings Online gets a Mac client" TUAW 1:17 PM
  • "Prizmo 2 — October 31st 2012" Creaceed 1:16 PM
  • "After iOS Success, Simple Task Manager Clear Headed To Mac With iCloud Syncing Next Week" TechCrunch 10:09 AM
  • "Popular To-Do App 'Clear' Coming to Mac With iCloud Syncing" MacRumors 10:07 AM
  • "Clear For Mac Coming Next Week with iCloud Sync, Updated iPhone App" MacStories 10:07 AM
  • "Save your money for taming the monsters: DEVONagent and DEVONsphere Express for just USD 4.95" DEVONtechnologies 9:51 AM
  • "Anna Returns to Haunt the Mac Platform this November" prMac 1:35 PM
  • "CineFlare Nostalgia Released for Final Cut Pro X" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Dolly Drive Offers 100 GBs Free To Try Its Mac-centric Backup & Storage" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Jumsoft Expands Its Image Range with Upgraded Elements for iWork" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Pirate Adventures from Nevosoft Now Available on Mac App Store" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Xcode Book Updated for Xcode 4.5" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Bubble Breaker: Insanely Addictive Lite for your iPhone/iPod/iPad" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "MacOptimizer Keeps Your Mac Running Like New" prMac 8:09 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Annual Report Shows Uptick in Employees, R&D Spend, Another Big Outlay on Capital" Forbes 9:01 PM
  • "Apple's annual report highlights retail stores and the competition" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:06 PM
  • "Apple Sees FY '13 Cap Ex Down From '12; To Add 30-35 Stores" Forbes 9:05 PM
  • "Apple to open up to 35 new retail stores in 2013" AppleInsider 9:00 PM
  • "Apple to open another 30 to 35 retail stores next year" CNET News 8:39 PM
  • "Apple sinking more money into R&D as spending rose $1B in 2012" AppleInsider 9:05 PM
  • "Apple R&D spending up nearly 40 percent in 2012" CNET News 8:39 PM
  • "Apple's FaceTime & Messages Dragged into Patent Infringement Lawsuit" Patently Apple 8:20 AM
  • "Apple facing Facetime patent suit" CNET News 9:59 AM
  • "Apple's FaceTime function at issue in $708 million (U.S.) lawsuit" Bloomberg 3:22 PM
  • "Apple Sued Over Apple Messages and FaceTime" Justia 11:50 AM
  • "B.C. woman files lawsuit accusing Apple of privacy breach" ["Eric Smith, an information security expert consulted in the suit and quoted in the release, alleges Apple products using the iOS4 system update themselves frequently and routinely collect information that can identify the user and the device's physical location."] Vancouver Sun 3:20 PM
  • "Apple Files Ex Parte Application Seeking Documents from Motorola" Patently Apple 9:21 AM
  • "Apple Removes Hooker Location Services from Siri in China" The Mac Observer 8:17 PM
  • "Amazon pulls anti-iPad mini ad with incorrect claim about stereo speakers" AppleInsider 1:31 PM
  • "Thanks For Telling EPEAT Why Upgrades Matter/Two weeks ago, we were dismayed to learn that EPEAT gave the Retina MacBook Pro a 'Gold' certification, defining any device with a USB port as 'upgradeable.' That's not how we define 'upgradable.' You agreed: nearly a thousand of you emailed EPEAT CEO Bob Frisbee to tell him about upgrades you've made to your devices, demonstrating how upgrading has made a difference in your life." iFixit 9:22 AM
  • "Apple, Inc. akin to religion? Studies suggest yes" Deseret News 1:29 PM
  • "New York-based Apple reseller Tekserve remains open despite power outage, working to fix and sell devices" 9 to 5 Mac 4:01 PM
  • "iTunes UK, iMessage, FaceTime, Game Centre down - was Superstorm Sandy to blame? Apple seems to have had a few problems with its iCloud servers, could the North Carolina data centre have been hit?" Macworld UK 7:43 AM
  • "Media mogul Mark Cuban talks future of Apple TV" iDownload Blog 8:30 AM
  • "Regional Bluegrass Cellular to offer iPhone 5 on November 2" TUAW 3:35 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Launch Day Video Is Now Available To Watch Online [Video] Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
  • "The £20,000 David Cameron personalised iPad app that wasn't" ZDNet 11:48 AM
  • "Siri: No hookers please; we're Chinese/Apple has blocked queries for escorts in China, but not in the US (yet)." Ars Technica 10:45 AM
  • "New chairman says Grizzlies in Memphis to stay" ["The Grizzlies announced Wednesday that the reportedly $377 million sale by Michael Heisley had been finalized to a group led by Robert J. Pera, a former Apple engineer who founded the communications technology company Ubiquiti Networks."] Associated Press 4:15 PM
  • "IPhone app that finds racy Facebook photos raises privacy worries" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:49 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Boxee aims to beat Apple and Roku in the TV box game" Ars Technica 4:20 PM
  • "Samsung outs the Galaxy Premier, launches in Russia first" CNET News 11:55 AM
  • "Firefox lost 6-9 million downloads in EU browser choice 'glitch'" ZDNet 11:41 AM
  • "Flame could be warm-up act for next Stuxnet-style strike, warns Mikko Hypponen" V3 11:31 AM
  • "Flying robot navigates for itself" TG Daily 11:23 AM
  • "Nvidia to pair CPUs, graphics processors in future Tesla high-performance chips" Techworld 11:22 AM
  • "TI shows embedded tablet with $70 BoM" EE Times 10:31 AM
  • "ARM Revives CISC vs. RISC War With New 64-Bit Designs" PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "Acer announces Aspire V5 touch notebook" DigiTimes 10:30 AM
  • "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer shows off her son, Macallister" Silicon Valley 10:28 AM
  • "Power play: Wireless charging at a distance arrives" Computerworld 10:27 AM
  • "Take-Two Jumps on Spring Debut for 'Grand Theft Auto V'" Bloomberg 10:19 AM
  • "UMC Net Income Misses Estimates, Forecasts Sales to Fall" Bloomberg 10:19 AM
  • "Google App Engine is ready for primetime says Reddit/Hipmunk co-founder" GigaOM 11:47 AM
  • "Google changes way emails are composed in Gmail" ZDNet 11:42 AM
  • "Google's Play Store Closes In On iTunes: Google Play Store now has nearly as many apps as the Apple iPhone App Store, and new content deals give it access to more digital music and movies." InformationWeek 10:05 AM
  • "Wal-Mart to start selling Boxee TV set-top box: The cloud-based DVR retails for $99 and includes an antenna that also lets you watch over-the-air live television." CNET News 9:59 AM
  • "Seagate sees weak PC sales, lower prices hit current quarter" Reuters 9:47 AM
  • "Have Internet, Will Travel: Ugandan Woman Brings Computing to the Rural Masses (Video)" AllThingsD 9:41 AM
  • "Panasonic on track for second $10bn loss" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:33 AM
  • "Samsung IP Reveals Smartphone with Tri-Fold Flexible Display" Patent Bolt 11:17 AM
  • "LeBron James Makes The Galaxy Note II Look Normal-Sized In This Samsung Ad" TechCrunch 10:57 AM
  • "The Verge Mobile Show, live at 5:30PM ET / 9:30PM GMT" The Verge 4:01 PM
  • "The iPad mini and Apple's Corporate Shake Up!" Your Mac Life 1:21 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM ET: Scary Halloween Special Edition" TUAW 1:17 PM
  • "Apple's Phil Schiller confirms the iPad mini has stereo speakers" SlashGear 9:06 PM
  • "Apple removing delivery dates for LTE iPad mini preorders" 9 to 5 Mac 8:43 AM
  • "iPad mini delivered to customer ahead of Nov. 2 launch, unboxed" 9 to 5 Mac 8:46 AM
  • "Unboxing Photos from Early iPad Mini Delivery Surface in France" MacRumors 8:55 AM
  • "Apple confirms New Zealand will get iPad mini first: The iPad mini goes on sale at retailers on November 2 - the good news is that means New Zealanders will be the first to get their hands on the new Apple gadget." PC World New Zealand 11:18 AM
  • "Which 13" MacBook? – Old School, Retina, Or Air? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 1:01 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 passes its second regulatory hurdle in China, staying on course for a December release" The Next Web 8:26 AM
  • "China Telecom To Launch iPhone 5 This December?" App Advice 8:30 AM
  • "iPhone 5 shipments to top 40 million units in 4Q12, say sources" DigiTimes 8:10 AM
  • "[Leaked] Maxis to Launch iPhone 5 on November 5?" VernonChan 1:48 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Word Seeker for iPad For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:40 AM
  • "Gibbets 2 For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:40 AM
  • "Dungeon Story For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:40 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:47 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:47 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:47 AM
  • "Refurbished Apple TV, $85; Refurbished Cinema Display, $829" FairerPlatform 12:03 PM

  • "iPad Mini, 4th-gen iPad reviews" CNET News 8:40 PM
  • "iPad review:: The best 10-inch tablet gets a little better" CNET Reviews 2:50 PM
  • "iPad Mini review:: The perfect size, but at a price" CNET Reviews 2:50 PM
  • "We put Apple's new iPad mini to the test - and no wonder it costs more than other small-screened tablets" The Independent 10:46 AM
  • "iPad Mini: A little less tablet than you'd expect" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:40 AM
  • "Apple iPad mini review: Apple is taking on smaller tablets with the iPad mini. Shane Richmond puts it through its paces." Telegraph 9:27 AM
  • "Review: Is the iPad mini the best small tablet you can buy?" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 8:22 AM
  • "With The New iPad, Apple Accelerates; With The iPad Mini, It's Pedal To The Metal" TechCrunch 8:57 AM
  • "Sizing Up the New iPad Mini" [Paid Membership Required] 8:05 AM
  • "The Small Stuff: Accessories for Your New iPad Mini" AllThingsD 1:42 PM
  • "Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse" ["Its compact size doesn't come at the expense of ergonomic comfort, and its ambidextrous design and ability to work in Windows and Mac operating systems makes it quite a versatile performer."] PC Magazine 2:53 PM
  • "Speck SmartFlex Card Case for iPhone 5: Problematic, Expensive" The Mac Observer 4:24 PM
  • "Rocstor Lancer LX (500GB)" PCWorld 8:00 AM
  • "Review: Western Digital My Passport (2TB)" PCWorld 8:00 AM
  • "Review: WD My Passport Edge (500GB)" PCWorld 8:00 AM
  • "Review: Seagate Slim Portable Drive (500GB)" PCWorld 8:00 AM
  • "Review: Seagate Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage (500GB)" PCWorld 8:00 AM
  • "Homecloud DHM Lets You Create Your Own Personal Cloud" MacNews 8:48 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Reviews: IK Multimedia iRig Stomp" iLounge 2:35 PM
  • "Reviews: IK Multimedia iGrand Piano" iLounge 2:35 PM
  • "Apple's Cards app for iPhone and iPad update lets you swap photos" iMore 8:31 AM
  • "Six Alternatives To Google Maps On iOS 6" Forbes 8:01 AM
  • "Google Search for iOS threatens the incumbent Siri" ZDNet 11:48 AM
  • "Google Adds Siri-Like Voice Search to iOS App" PC Magazine 10:56 AM
  • "Google Releases Voice Search For iOS Just In Time To Show Siri Up On Hurricane Sandy" Forbes 7:49 AM
  • "Polamatic for iPad Lets you Relive the Past with Light Leaks and all" PadGadget 8:46 AM
  • "Shortcut Sumo Puts Adobe Shortcuts at Your Fingertips" Best App Site 7:24 AM
  • "Tiny & Big review: The search for the lost underpants starts here" Macworld UK 8:42 AM
  • "The DC Super Friends Are Ready To Scare Off The Halloween Haunts- iPad App Review" PadGadget 11:51 AM
  • "Crazy Creatures are Everywhere in My Monster Mayhem — iPad App Review" PadGadget 1:42 PM
  • "Borderlands Legends HD Review" 148Apps 9:22 AM
  • "Secret Journeys: Cities Of The World HD Review" 148Apps 11:18 AM
  • "Reversion: The Escape Review" 148Apps 10:45 AM
  • "Upgrade Soul Review" 148Apps 8:44 AM
  • "How to use custom vibration alerts on your iPhone" iMore 9:58 AM
  • "iPad mini, iPad, iPod Touch: Which iOS device should you buy?" CNET Reviews 2:34 PM
  • "Your iPad Mini Has Probably Already Shipped, Here's How To Track Where It Is Right Now" Cult of Mac 9:37 AM
  • "Fourth-Generation iPad: 10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy This Tablet" eWeek 10:51 PM
  • "Apple Maps reference of Korean Dokdo islets 'unacceptable'" ZDNet 10:51 PM
  • "iTunes accepting relief donations for Hurricane Sandy victims" UberGizmo 10:50 PM
  • "Tim Cook's Apple" iMore 9:07 PM
  • "Analyst: Apple's iPhone losing appeal in Western Europe" FierceWireless 9:07 PM
  • "'More of same' from Apple ... but some of us love it" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:59 PM
  • "Dear Apple, stop overcharging for extra iPad memory" CNET Reviews 8:59 PM
  • "Apple Shake-Up Could Mean End to Real-World Images in Software" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:47 PM
  • "Why did Apple announce management shakeup during Hurricane Sandy?" BetaNews 4:14 PM
  • "Apple's Real Problem with Samsung" Low End Mac 4:09 PM
  • "What's Next For Apple Stores" Forbes 3:30 PM
  • "The iPad Mini's Cannibalization Effects: Overpowering Or Overblown?" TechCrunch 2:34 PM
  • "Does it matter if the iPad mini cannibalizes iPad sales?" TUAW 1:50 PM
  • "Apple's iPad Mini: Is It Too Good?" CNBC 1:45 PM
  • "Apple Is So 2010" Forbes 1:40 PM
  • "Why Eddy Cue is the right guy to fix Maps and Siri" iDownload Blog 1:35 PM
  • "Question: Can a 2012 Quad-Core Mac mini replace a Quad-Core Mac Pro?" Bare Feats 1:21 PM
  • "Apple Versus Microsoft: The Tide Is Turning" Seeking Alpha 11:18 AM
  • "A Thought Experiment: Why Apple Will Continue to Dominate Tablets" Forbes 10:48 AM
  • "The Infuriating Experience of Switching from iPhone 4S to Samsung Galaxy Note 2" Unwired View 10:45 AM
  • "Tim Cook's 'disastrous' first appointment as CEO: We look back at Retail chief John Browett's seven months at Apple" Macworld UK 9:56 AM
  • "Why Surface Will be Good for the iPad and the Rest of US" Tech.pinions 9:51 AM
  • "Revealed: Apple's Secret Weapon In The 21st Century Is Also Named Steve" Mac 360 9:41 AM
  • "Schiller's Comments, New IMac Show We'll Never Have Blu-Ray" MacNews 8:47 AM
  • "The e-Waste Mountain Grows Bigger" iFixYouri 8:39 AM
  • "We Need Apple And Google To Work Together Again" ReadWrite 8:22 AM
  • "A MacBook Air user's take on the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro" GigaOM 8:21 AM
  • "What's Really Going On At Apple?" Forbes 11:52 AM
  • "The long, NeXT and crazy-talk of Apple's management shakeup" ZDNet 11:48 AM
  • "Team Cook Replaces Steve Jobs: Out With The Heir Apparent, And In With The Apparent Heir" PixoBebo 9:40 AM
  • "21 reasons Jonathan Ive should run Apple: Apple's long-time industrial designer, Jonathan Ive, just significantly expanded his power at the company. Here's why." [Slideshow] Fortune 8:04 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO: 'I'm not envious of Apple, it's a low-volume player'/Steve Ballmer says that Microsoft is evolving its business model" Macworld UK 7:44 AM
  • "4th Gen iPad Reviews: Faster, but Merely an iPad 3 Refresh" PadGadget 1:35 PM
  • "Apple iPad Mini's Perfection Leaves Little Criticism for Critiques" eWeek 9:56 AM
  • "iPad mini Reviews: A very solid product, some caveats" Tapscape 9:53 AM
  • "AAPL: iPad Mini Reviews Very Favorable Despite Lack of 'Retina Display'" Barron's 9:51 AM
  • "Apple's iPad mini packs full-sized punch but screen inferior: reviews" Reuters 9:27 AM
  • "Apple's iPad Mini Display Is 'Terrible'" BGR 8:55 AM
  • "This is what the reviews say about iPad Mini" GigaOM 8:21 AM
  • "Apple's iPad mini: The reviews" Fortune 8:04 AM
  • "iPad mini reviews: New gold standard for smaller tablets" Electronista 7:32 AM
  • "Why Microsoft's Surface Tablet is my new favorite device" TG Daily 2:35 PM
  • "5 tips for firms providing free Wi-Fi" ZDNet 11:41 AM
  • "How to Be a Frequent Smartphone Switcher" Techland 11:29 AM
  • "Cloud computing will save us from the zombie apocalypse" InfoWorld 10:41 AM
  • "The 7 scariest monsters in tech: Ghastlier than malware, these IT hellions can turn your tech department into a horror show -- quick" InfoWorld 10:40 AM
  • "Sony's TV Business: Like Chrysler? Or Oldsmobile?" Bloomberg 10:19 AM
  • "Benefits of UK super-fast broadband 'may have been overstated'" ZDNet 11:40 AM
  • "Not so fast - testing 4G" BBC 10:16 AM
  • "Amazon, Equinix Data Centers Vs. Hurricane Sandy: As Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast, Amazon Web Services and Equinix data centers held up for most customers." InformationWeek 10:07 AM
  • "Wireless service after Sandy -- what you need to know (FAQ)" CNET News 9:59 AM
  • "Google Nexus 4 - Why I'm saying goodbye to Verizon" ZDNet 11:39 AM
  • "Google Nexus 4: Why No LTE? LTE 4G is conspicuously missing from Google's brand new Nexus 4 Android smartphone. What's the deal?" InformationWeek 10:05 AM
  • "Wintel Duopoly Not Quite Ready For Tablet Prime Time Yet" Seeking Alpha 9:46 AM
  • "Amazon's Anti-iPad Mini Ad Flunks The Reality Test" BGR 10:49 AM
  • "Megan Fox Acer ad is either the best or stupidest thing ever" Electricpig 9:39 AM
  • "Google Nexus Priced To Bite Into Apple's Low End" Forbes 1:41 PM
  • "Manufacturer spills beans on Google Nexus 7 sales: We loved the tablet, and it's a success, but not the runaway hit Google hopes." Ars Technica 10:41 AM
  • "Asus Is Selling Nearly 1 Million Nexus 7 Tablets Per Month [Report] Mashable 8:24 AM
  • "When Google met Siri: Google's Siri alternative is finally available on Apple devices. So what happens when they have a chance to chat?" Fortune 10:57 AM
  • "Video: Team Coco takes on Apple's iPad mini" Fortune 8:05 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Enjoy Halloween with these Scary iPhone Apps" prMac 8:16 PM
  • "The Week in iOS Accessories: Feel the power" Macworld 2:34 PM
  • "Hard Candy Cases Hard Shell Case for 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display" iLounge 2:34 PM
  • "The Tiggly Educational App Lets Babies Learn Shapes On Your Expensive Tablet" TechCrunch 1:35 PM
  • "5 Apps to Keep Track of Your Kids This Halloween" Mashable 10:50 AM
  • "The Week in iOS Accessories: Feel the power" Macworld 10:45 AM
  • "Learn Spanish, English, or Mandarin with Lingual for iPad — A Kickstarter Project" PadGadget 10:45 AM
  • "Sena's Leather iPad Mini Cases – Now Available for Pre-Order" iSource 10:45 AM
  • "Apple iPhone App 'Daily Commute' 2.1 Launches with all New Feature Set for Commuters." PRWeb 10:01 AM
  • "Jivox First to Announce Support for Interactive Video Ads on Apple iPad Mini and iPhone 5" PRWeb 10:01 AM
  • "Wonders of the Universe App Launches for iPhone and iPad Mini, Now Includes Photos from Mars Landing" PRWeb 10:01 AM
  • "Borderlands Legends Is Now Available to Purchase On iOS, But Is It Worth It?" Cult of Mac 9:58 AM
  • "Finally, a Rocking Chair with an iPad Dock that Charges Your iPad While You Rock" Techland 9:54 AM
  • "Paper for iPad gets innovative color picker, support for Pogo Connect Bluetooth stylus" The Verge 9:28 AM
  • "Apple Store Now Selling Nike's Fitness Tracking FuelBand In The U.S., Canada And The U.K." TechCrunch 8:50 AM
  • "Social Navigation App Waze Drives Toward Being More Social With New Update" App Advice 8:30 AM
  • "The Register's iPhone app gets a makeover" The Register 8:10 AM
  • "Google launches voice assistant to take on Siri" BBC 8:10 AM
  • "The Owl And The Pussycat App Brings Classic Poetry To Children" prMac 1:42 PM
  • "ShotList App For Film And Video Makers Gets A Big Boost" prMac 10:46 AM
  • "17 Year Old Creates App, Paigeeworld, To Rock The Manga World" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Econ Technologies Releases ChronoMonitor for iPhone" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "JGo Labs Launches Improved and Enhanced SEAL Fitness Challenge V2.0" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Magnet Boy is set to attract mobile game lovers from every genre on iOS" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "iTeraction Solutions announces release of Maven Investor Version 1.5" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Unique iPhone and iPad Mini Camera Gadget" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Go! Candy - Candy The Magic Dinosaur Hits iOS Market" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Bless you! Sneezeman crashes his way onto the App Store" prMac 8:09 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft sued over Windows Live Tiles: A smaller operating system technology designer is accusing Microsoft of ripping off its technology for use in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8." CNET News 9:58 AM
  • "Microsoft sued over live tile interface in Windows 8 software" V3 11:31 AM
  • "Microsoft goes with 'Windows 8 Store apps' as replacement for 'Metro': Subs lengthy label for catchy brand name dropped in August" Computerworld 10:27 AM
  • "Microsoft now calling Metro apps Windows 8 Store apps" CNET Reviews 9:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Uses Office To Push Windows Phone 8" BYTE 10:06 AM
  • "Microsoft adds NFC Wallet API to new Windows Phone SDK 8.0 development kit: Long-anticipated development kit includes new testing tools, Wallet integration, and tools for added speech and VOIP support" InfoWorld 11:21 AM
  • "Surface preorder debacle: Sinofsky steps up" ZDNet 11:41 AM
  • "Acer delays Windows RT tablets over Surface concerns" BBC 10:16 AM
  • "With the Surface, Microsoft beats Google, not Apple" InfoWorld 10:41 AM
  • "Microsoft's meaningless RT license could sink Surface: Microsoft's boneheaded Office RT licensing strategy holds an essential lesson for improving IT decision making" InfoWorld 10:41 AM
  • "Microsoft sponsors a hacking contest - the coding kind: Participants use competition as a way to learn about Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 development" Network World 10:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 8: No Effect On Tablet Market" Seeking Alpha 3:31 PM
  • "PC builder Lenovo to pump iron, invade hefty biz systems sector" Channel Register 11:28 AM
  • "Intel Paves A Path Into The Post PC Era" Forbes 11:53 AM
  • "Intel puts its fingerprints on McAfee, but trouble could loom" V3 11:31 AM
  • "Cisco's Next Big Challenge/In this Valley View interview, CEO John Chambers discusses Cisco's long record of wins, and its biggest challenge yet: the move to software-defined networks." InformationWeek 10:38 AM
  • "4G World: The Need For More Spectrum/The wireless industry may run out of spectrum in three years, and it needs government help to find more to realize the promise of mobile broadband." InformationWeek 10:05 AM
  • "Senate likely to revisit cyber bill when Congress returns" Reuters 8:49 PM
  • "FCC: Sandy Took Down 25% Of Cell Towers In 10 States" TechCrunch 11:15 AM
  • "Phone outages to continue, warns FCC" TG Daily 11:23 AM
  • "Hurricane Sandy Knocks 25 Percent of Cell Sites Offline" PC Magazine 10:52 AM
  • "Hurricane Sandy Tests Consolidating Telecom Sector" TheStreet 9:29 AM
  • "Storm Sandy: Data hubs damage concerns/As Americans assess the aftermath of storm Sandy, regulators warn that the situation for communication networks could get worse before it gets better." BBC 10:17 AM
  • "Taiwan boosted by electronics exports" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:33 AM
  • "Taiwan Laptop Makers See Tepid Growth" [Paid Membership Required] 9:41 AM
  • "Efficiency Breakthrough Promises Smartphones that Use Half the Power: A startup says it's cracked a decades-old efficiency problem dogging wireless communications." Technology Review 11:26 AM
  • "Torvalds on laptops: Make higher-def resolution standard" Network World 10:56 AM
  • "IT industry now in 'post-Windows' era/Summary: Slew of Android and iOS tablets and smartphones, coupled with the little impact Microsoft made in these markets prior to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, means a post-Windows era is now a reality." ZDNet 11:41 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares drop below $600 in first trading day after exec ousters: The company's shares are down to $589, representing a 1.8 percent decline." CNET News 9:55 AM
  • "Apple Falls After CEO Cook Overhauls Management Team" Bloomberg 8:43 AM
  • "Apple Shares Slip Following Executive Shake-Up" AllThingsD 9:43 AM
  • "Apple Drops Below $600 After Executive Shakeup" Mashable 8:55 AM
  • "Apple goes cheap following shake-up" MarketWatch 11:51 AM
  • "Kedrosky Calls Apple Departures 'Striking'(Audio)" Bloomberg 9:43 AM
  • "How far could Apple fall? Slowing sales, intimidating rivals and angry suppliers spell trouble for Apple Inc." The Korea Herald 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Shares Get to React to Management Firings" 24/7 Wall St. 8:24 AM
  • "Will Apple or Microsoft Be Under More Pressure?" TheStreet 7:52 AM
  • "Apple's Earnings Miss: Deja Vu All Over Again, Or, What Lies Under The Surface?" Seeking Alpha 7:51 AM
  • "Apple: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats" The Motley Fool 10:45 AM
  • "Apple's Margins Are Poised To Shrink As Competitors Catch Up" Seeking Alpha 7:49 AM
  • "Cirrus Logic's revenue soars on iPhone" Reuters 4:01 PM
  • "Start a Rumor About Apple Entering a Business, and Watch the Competitor's Stock Collapse" Forbes 10:41 AM
Industry News
  • "Apple, Facebook fall; Netflix soars on Icahn stake/Social network feels weight of lockups; Apple down after shake-up" MarketWatch 4:21 PM
  • "Stocks indexes post first monthly loss since May: GM, Home Depot among gainers; Facebook, Apple down" MarketWatch 4:21 PM
  • "Stocks close out weak month with a whimper" CNNMoney 4:21 PM
  • "Most U.S. Stocks Rise as Markets Reopen After Hurricane" Bloomberg 4:21 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed After Two-Day Sandy Shutdown" TheStreet 4:21 PM
  • "Stocks End Flat, Dow Falls 2.5% for October" CNBC 4:21 PM
  • "Back in Action: Early Gains Fade on Wall Street" FOXBusiness 10:36 AM
  • "Mixed Return For Stocks" [Paid Membership Required] 4:22 PM
  • "U.K. stocks drop as BG Group tumbles" MarketWatch 9:09 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks start new month on sour note" MarketWatch 9:10 PM
  • "Asian Stocks Advance on U.S. Housing, South Korea Output Data" Bloomberg 9:44 AM
  • "Asian Shares Up; Tokyo Digests BOJ Moves" [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks slip as U.S. resumes trading/ArcelorMittal slumps more than 6% after cutting dividend" MarketWatch 9:10 PM
  • "Europe Stocks Fall as Greece Urged to Cut; ArcelorMittal Slides" Bloomberg 9:10 PM
  • "European Stocks Close Lower" [Paid Membership Required] 9:10 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:11 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:53 PM

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