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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, November 5, 2012


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  • "Apple Sells Three Million iPads in Three Days: Wi-Fi Only Models of New iPad mini & Fourth Generation iPad Double Previous First Weekend Sales" ["...double the previous first weekend milestone of 1.5 million Wi-Fi only models sold for the third generation iPad in March."]  Apple 7:54 AM
  • "Apple Sells Three Million iPads in Three Days" Business Wire 7:55 AM
  • "iPad Mini, iPad sales crack 3M over three days: Analyst estimates that more than 2 million were iPad Minis" Computerworld 10:26 AM
  • "iPad Mini eating into iPad sales? Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster estimates the bulk of first-weekend iPad sales: 2 million to 2.5 million out of a total 3 million: were for the smaller tablet." CNET News 10:41 AM
  • "Apple iPad Mini: Demand Is Huge" CNBC 10:26 AM
  • "Apple Sells 3 Million IPads in Debut Fueling Optimism" Bloomberg 10:32 AM
  • "iPad Mini Demand Exceeds Supply on Opening Weekend" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:32 AM
  • "Apple Says It's 'Practically Sold Out' of iPad Minis, but Doesn't Provide Number" AllThingsD 8:22 AM
  • "Apple sells 3 million iPads since Friday" Reuters 9:55 AM
  • "Apple says it sold 3 million iPads in 3 days, 'practically sold out of iPad minis'" The Next Web 8:12 AM
  • "Apple: 3M iPads sold over the weekend" CNET News 8:38 AM
  • "Apple sold 3 million iPads this weekend" CNNMoney 9:06 AM
  • "Apple Totes Up iPad Sales" [Paid Membership Required] 8:57 AM
  • "Apple says first weekend of 4G iPad, iPad mini sales set record" Ars Technica 8:21 AM
  • "Apple earned $36.8bn in 2012, paid only 1.9 percent overseas tax"  ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "Apple paid less than 2% in taxes on overseas earnings" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:23 PM
  • "Apple pays less than 2 per cent tax on non-US profits" Crave @ CNET 8:07 AM
  • "Judge cancels trial, tosses Apple's FRAND lawsuit against Google's Motorola Mobility" ["Apple can salvage these claims is through an appeal (but not through refiling in another U.S. district court)."] Foss Patents 1:01 PM
  • "Google says Apple patent lawsuit dismissed" Reuters 3:00 PM
  • "Federal judge tosses Apple patent lawsuit against Motorola" CNET News 3:00 PM
  • "Motorola Says Wisconsin Court Throws Out Apple Patent Suit" AllThingsD 2:59 PM
  • "Apple's anti-Googorola patent lawsuit tossed by US court: Big setback for Cupertino's scorched-earth patent offensive" The Register 4:38 PM
  • "Judge puts an end to Apple's patent license lawsuit against Motorola: Judge feared Apple's inflexibility would make trial pointless." Ars Technica 5:23 PM
  • "Apple leads legal battle over e-commerce vs. privacy rights in California Supreme Court" ["Apple argues that the law, called the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, applies only to brick-and-mortar businesses and was last revised in 1991, when the notion of an iTunes store wasn't even a twinkle in Steve Jobs' eye. E-retailers insist that applying the law could heighten the risk of credit card fraud and identity theft because it would hamper their ability to verify credit card information."] Silicon Valley 10:59 AM
  • "Apple sued over bargain price mishap in New Zealand: Customer's order worth $1600 but purchased for just $35 cancelled because of 'pricing problems'"  Macworld UK 8:37 AM
  • "Waikato man takes on Apple over bargain buy" Fairfax NZ 12:02 PM
  • "Shenzhen Apple Store Opening Has No iPhone 5 and iPad Mini, Still Draws Thousands' Attention (Video)" M.I.C. Gadget 11:52 AM
  • "Apple Said to Be Exploring Switch From Intel Chips for the Mac"  Bloomberg 3:59 PM
  • "Apple, Intel suffering from the seven-year itch? Published report says Apple is exploring ways to replace Intel by using a homegrown chip design technology." CNET News 4:05 PM
  • "Apple mulling transition away from Intel chips for Macs" AppleInsider 5:21 PM
  • "Bob Mansfield's new group implied to be heading transition away from Intel processors on Macs" 9 to 5 Mac 5:22 PM
  • "OS X Snow Leopard shows signs of becoming Apple's XP: Mountain Lion uptake trails those of Lion, Snow Leopard in 2011, 2009" Computerworld 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft to retire Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype" ["Users of Skype 6.0 for Mac and Windows are now greeted with options to log in using a Microsoft or Facebook account."] The Verge 10:23 AM
  • "[Full-disclosure] multiple critical vulnerabilities in sophos products" ["A working exploit for Sophos 8.0.6 on Mac is available, however the request."] Neohapsis Archives 3:12 PM
  • "Review: Organize task manager for Mac is deep and complex" Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "FontAgent Pro 5 industrial-strength font manager now offers cloud option" Macworld 9:07 AM
  • "So you want an office of Apple Macs - here's a survival guide" The Register 8:02 AM
  • "Numeric Notes App for OS X: A Symbiosis Of Text & Calculation" The Mac Observer 12:13 PM
  • "Liquid Helps Information Flow Smoothly [Review] Cult of Mac 12:40 PM
  • "How to share family contacts" Macworld 11:54 AM
  • "Start a Time Machine Backup on a Remote Mac with SSH" OS X Daily 3:18 PM
  • "How to Create a Guitar Lesson Flyer in Pages" Mactuts+ 8:20 AM
  • "Use Your Own iPhoto Or Aperture Images As Desktop Pictures In Mountain Lion [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:29 AM
  • "Forget Apple's Mail: Here's The Best Desktop Gmail App For Mac Users" TeraTalks 7:52 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Turn A Photo Into A Finely Painted Gallery Style Portrait" McSolo 7:56 AM
  • "How To Bring AirPlay For iPhone And iPad Direct To Your Mac's Screen" Mac 360 7:56 AM
  • "Why Use iSonics To Convert Audio Files On Your Mac? It's Free, Drag And Drop, And Plays Nice Nice With Apple's iTunes" NoodleMac 7:52 AM
  • "The Least Expensive Way To Capture Your Mac's Screen As Separate Layers As A PSD File" Mac 360 7:52 AM
  • "Yet Another Easy Way To Scan Your Home Or Office Network With Network Radar" BohemianBoomer 7:51 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Android Tablets Gain Momentum in the Third Quarter, Expectations Remain High for the Holiday Quarter, According to IDC"  IDC 7:54 AM
  • "IDC: tablet shipments up 6.7 percent in Q3 2012, Apple's market share drops to 50.4 percent"  Engadget 7:54 AM
  • "Android gains in tablets, Apple slows in third quarter, IDC says" CNET News 8:07 AM
  • "IDC: Android OEMs, iPad Mini Rumors Slowed iPad Sales In Q3: Apple 50.4%, Samsung 18.4%, Amazon 9%, Asus 8.6% Tablet Marketshare" TechCrunch 8:20 AM
  • "Fondle fever: Growing tablet market no longer just an iPad market" Register Hardware 8:02 AM
  • "IDC: Apple's tablet share fell to 50.4% in advance of the mini/Android tablets: from Samsung and Amazon: took up the slack" Fortune 11:15 AM
  • "Apple loses ground in the tablet market to Android devices" Neowin 7:54 AM
  • "Change in tablet market share from Q2 to Q3 hurts Apple, helps Samsung and Amazon" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 12:08 PM
  • "Wiping Off Download Bots Pulls iPhone's Share of Smartphone App Downloads Below 30% for First Time" ABIresearch 11:05 AM
  • "iPhone's app download share falls below 30%, but iPads have 5X the downloads of Android tabs" VentureBeat 10:55 AM
  • "Apple Replaces 'Samsung Didn't Copy' Notice With a New One" Mashable 7:55 AM
  • "Naughty-step Apple buries court-ordered apology with JavaScript" The Register 8:00 AM
  • "Apple apologizes to Samsung again, but thanks to some cunning code, you may not notice" Digital Trends 8:23 AM
  • "Apple accused of making Samsung apology difficult to find in latest twist to patent infringement case" Telegraph 8:28 AM
  • "Apple amends Samsung apology after judge's order" V3 8:26 AM
  • "Apple hides rewritten Samsung notice on its website" The Inquirer 8:01 AM
  • "The Crowd At Apple's New Store Near Foxconn Chants: 'Apple! Apple! Apple!'" Business Insider 8:37 AM
  • "Apple removes third-party emoji apps from App Store: Apple has sent out notices to emoji app developers informing them of the changes" Macworld UK 7:56 AM
  • "Claimed unlocked iPhone 5 prices show up on Apple's website" iDownload Blog 7:54 AM
  • "The Latest Steve Jobs Action Figure Is a Horrifying Mutant" Gizmodo 10:42 AM
  • "This New Steve Jobs Action Figure Looks Freakishly Realistic" Cult of Mac 12:07 PM
  • "London Project Will Control 14K Street Lights Via iPad" PC Magazine 11:08 AM
  • "The app's the thing as Shakespeare goes digital" ["Plays such as 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Macbeth' spring to life in iPad apps released by Cambridge University Press, which pairs the texts with audio performances, commentary and other interactive content, transforming the classic plays for the digital age."] Reuters 10:29 AM
  • "Why Cam used iPhone on the field with RGIII" USA Today 4:37 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "How Tony Fadell's Nest Is Becoming The iPhone of ThermoStats" Cult of Mac 5:34 PM
  • "KDE 'annoys the hell out of' Linus Torvalds" The Register 1:38 PM
  • "Rare Air Raid Atari game worth at least $30K" TG Daily 1:30 PM
  • "Step Away from the Remote Control: Startup PredictGaze thinks technology that can determine where you're looking—and what you look like—is the interface of the future." Technology Review 1:28 PM
  • "OLED TVs to Arrive This Year But Won't Make Huge Splash" PC Magazine 11:30 AM
  • "Virgin Mobile USA Launches $5 Daily Broadband Plan" PC Magazine 11:30 AM
  • "More VMware ESX hypervisor source code leaked by hackers" IDG News Service 11:16 AM
  • "Colt aims to make power, cooling management in data centers more flexible" IDG News Service 11:16 AM
  • "Twinstrata Unveils Cloud Storage Platform: CloudArray 4.0 adds network attached storage (NAS) capability, new appliances and support for additional cloud service providers." InformationWeek 11:13 AM
  • "Hackers claim attacks against ImageShack, Symantec, PayPal, other websites" IDG News Service 10:56 AM
  • "League of Legends rewards well-behaved players" BBC 10:34 AM
  • "Big Data Supports Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts: Data integration, visualization and analysis tools help get medical help to people devastated by natural disasters like Sandy or Haiti's earthquake." InformationWeek 10:23 AM
  • "Facebook password-bypass flaw fixed" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "AU Optronics cuts 100 jobs, 0.5% of workforce" MarketWatch 9:51 AM
  • "Android market share growth slowed over the past 6 months" Fortune 8:36 AM
  • "Google giving customized results when people search for Obama, but not Romney" The Verge 8:32 AM
  • "William Shatner - there's an app for him" New York Post 3:07 PM
  • "Bryan Chaffin on Steve Balmer's Competence, Apple's Management Shake-Up and Evil Amazon (Part 2)" MacNotables 12:32 PM
  • "TNW's Daily Dose: Apple's launch weekend record, disappearing dictionaries and more." The Next Web 11:12 AM
  • "Photo Stream Sharing. An easier way of sharing photos from your photo library with people you know." The MT Show 7:49 AM
  • "What's in an iPad Mini? Teardown of New Apple Tablet Finds About $188 of Components in $329 Gadget" [Paid Membership Required] 7:44 AM
  • "iPad mini costs $329 to buy, but costs Apple only $188 to build" ZDNet 12:25 PM
  • "Most Apple Stores sold out of iPad mini, 16GB model most popular" AppleInsider 10:23 AM
  • "Yes, Apple will approve Google Maps for iOS: What a much-discussed story in the Guardian misunderstands about developers: and about Apple."  CNET News 12:38 PM
  • "Google sources think maps app might struggle for Apple approval: Google is working on a downloadable maps app but insiders don't have high hopes that it will be approved by Apple"  The Guardian 11:06 AM
  • "Apple unlikely to approve Google Maps app for iOS, report says: People at Google that are working on the dedicated application say that they are 'not optimistic' that Apple will approve the software for iOS." CNET News 10:17 AM
  • "Report: Google Maps For iOS Will Be Ready By End Of Year, But Google Isn't Sure Apple Will Approve It" TechCrunch 11:59 AM
  • "Siri can buy your movie tickets in iOS 6.1" VentureBeat 8:20 AM
  • "Siri to gain movie ticket purchasing in iOS 6.1" iDownload Blog 8:28 AM
  • "Torture-testing the Nexus 7, iPad, and iPad Mini: While the Google tablet freaks out and shuts down when submerged in water, it holds up better in drop tests done by warranty company SquareTrade." CNET News 12:38 PM
  • "Unlocked iPhone 5 prices leak on Apple's site" CNET News 8:07 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Fireworker For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:58 AM
  • "Crazy Bikers 2 For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:58 AM
  • "Cross Fingers For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:58 AM
  • "Newegg offering Parallels Desktop 7 for $10 after rebate" TUAW 9:30 PM
  • "iPad mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:35 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:35 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -17 Inch Models -$1,180 To $2,288 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:58 AM
  • "iPod Nano Buyer's Guide -Prices From $50 To $258 ... The Best iPod Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:58 AM
  • "Parallels Desktop 7 On Sale for $10 with Mail-In Rebate" Lifehacker 10:22 AM
  • "Best Buy knocks 15% off of iTunes gift cards" 9 to 5 Mac 8:26 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 7 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:26 AM

  • "Review: Apple's fourth-generation iPad" AppleInsider 8:21 PM
  • "iPad mini display found to be 'just very capable,' outperformed by rivals" AppleInsider 8:57 PM
  • "iPad Mini Review: Few Surprises, Lots Of Questions" ReadWrite 12:01 PM
  • "Review: Apple's iPad Mini 'tailor made' for those who think light/If size and weight matter, this tablet's for you" Computerworld 8:03 AM
  • "Apple iPad Mini 8in tablet review: The tablet even Apple anti-fans won't be able to leave alone" Register Hardware 8:00 AM
  • "Apple iPad mini (16GB/32GB/64GB)" iLounge 8:57 AM
  • "iPad mini and 4th-generation iPad: first-impression review" ZDNet 2:59 PM
  • "iPad Mini Review" 148Apps 8:57 AM
  • "Apple iPad (Fourth-Generation) With Wi-Fi (16GB/32GB/64GB)" iLounge 8:56 AM
  • "iPad 4 review: Our Apple iPad 4 with Retina Display review includes benchmarks, hands-on testing, and buying advice" Macworld UK 11:12 AM
  • "Tablet Shootout: Surface Vs. iPad Vs. Nexus 10 [Video] ReadWrite 8:27 AM
  • "2012 Mac mini review: The new Mac mini offers an attractive amount for the money" Macworld UK 10:41 AM
  • "iPad mini Smart Cover Review" iSource 3:16 PM
  • "Top 5 smartphones for the holiday season" ZDNet 12:26 PM
  • "Camera phone comparison; iPhone 5, Note II, HTC 8X, Lumia 920 (photo gallery)" ZDNet 12:26 PM
  • "Adonit Writer Plus iPad keyboard case review: A reasonably priced way to make typing on the iPad easier and more ergonomic" Macworld UK 11:11 AM
  • "Hex's iPhone 5 Axis Wallet Case Is Ideal For Inside Suit Pockets" The Mac Observer 10:44 AM
  • "Linksys EA4500 Smart Wifi Router review" Macworld UK 8:21 AM
  • "Review: The Toddy Gear Wedge" iSource 4:38 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iCloud Is Breaking My Mind: It seems as if my iPhone has a sick, needy relationship with Apple. Call me. Call me again. No, really, tell me you love me and that everything is OK. Are you there? Yes. Good. I miss you. Tell me you love me again. Every few times I use my iPhone 5 with iOS 6, it seems like I'm getting prompted for my Apple ID password." MacNewsWorld 8:58 AM
  • "Musician's Corner: Tab Toolkit Is The Perfect App For Learning Cover Songs" App Advice 3:59 PM
  • "Mosaic App for iPhone Makes Photo Books Easy" PC Magazine 8:09 AM
  • "How To Use Your iPhone Or iPad To Translate Without An Internet Connection" Mac 360 7:51 AM
  • "Learn ASL with Marlee Matlan on your iPhone" Appolicious 1:13 PM
  • "Appidemic: Pocket Climber for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:21 AM
  • "The Wider Image Review" Mac|Life 12:08 PM
  • "Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe — iPad App Review" PadGadget 3:59 PM
  • "'Totem Runner' Review - A Luscious Auto-Runner on Land or Above" Touch Arcade 8:20 AM
  • "Rhythmanix Review: If you have a good ear for music and can keep a decent beat, this game will keep your toe tapping." 148Apps 12:40 PM
  • "Track The Ripper Review" 148Apps 8:23 AM
  • "iBomber Attack Review" 148Apps 3:18 PM
  • "Knights of Pen and Paper Review" 148Apps 11:54 AM
  • "Wizardlings Review" 148Apps 9:42 AM
  • "Trauma Ted Review" 148Apps 10:19 AM
  • "How To Get Started With Adobe InDesign CS6 – 10 Things Beginners Want To Know How To Do" Terry White's Tech Blog 7:50 AM
  • "Go on a Diet & Get Healthy with Siri" OS X Daily 3:18 PM
  • "Upload Video From Your iPhone or iPad Photo Roll Directly To YouTube [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 3:16 PM
  • "Over The Weekend With iPad 4: Impressions and Thoughts" Touch Arcade 4:38 PM
  • "Now That Jony Ive Is In Charge Of iOS Design, Apps Could Start Looking Like This [Concept] Cult of Mac 3:16 PM
  • "Why I just dumped the iPad 3 (Hint: iPad mini!)" GigaOM 3:16 PM
  • "Apple's new MacBook: Worth a $500 tax?" Fortune 3:07 PM
  • "Apple's 'disappointing' weekend iPad sales numbers. How many Surface tablets were sold, Microsoft?" Your Mac Life 2:16 PM
  • "Jony Ive is Now Playing the Steve Jobs Role" MacRumors 1:05 PM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Hubris defined" Macworld [Insider Content] 1:01 PM
  • "Apple sells 3 million iPads, but Microsoft's tablet also seems to be moving" MarketWatch 12:23 PM
  • "Watch Out, Apple: Microsoft Expects Windows Phone 8 To 'Ramp Quickly'" Forbes 12:21 PM
  • "The Post-Steve Jobs Era Has Officially Begun At Apple" Business Insider 12:21 PM
  • "Why doesn't Apple use Micro-USB?" Mashable 12:13 PM
  • "A Day With 'The Real' iPad: Why The Mini Will Be Big"  ReadWrite 12:09 PM
  • "Let's Talk About the iPad Mini and Ultra-Mobile Computing" Tech.pinions 11:22 AM
  • "Apple - The Story Behind That Apology to Samsung"  Forbes 11:12 AM
  • "It's time for Mac vs PC like campaign. Windows Phone vs iPhone, if Microsoft wants to stay relevant" Unwired View 11:08 AM
  • "Apple is *literally* – not just figuratively – taking the piss out of the UK judicial system #ViewTheSource #SoSuMi" dropsafe 10:25 AM
  • "Why Lightning is extra awesome" TUAW 10:24 AM
  • "Is Apple hiding weak iPad mini sales?" BetaNews 10:22 AM
  • "Apple's Decision To Not Say How Many iPad Minis It Sold Is Pure Bologna" Business Insider 10:22 AM
  • "Yep...The iPad Mini Is Popular" AppleBitch 9:45 AM
  • "My Ragamuffins Vs. Apple" Forbes 9:38 AM
  • "Why Apple Really Built the iPad Mini" TheStreet 9:07 AM
  • "Has Apple stopped innovating?" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Apple Sold a Lot of iPad Minis, But Apple Loyalty Appears to Wane" eWeek 12:08 PM
  • "iPhone Loyalty Is Waning - Are You Surprised?" Forbes 10:41 AM
  • "Can Apple's iTunes radio keep users happy as iPhone consumer loyalty shrinks?"  Computerworld 8:08 AM
  • "Why The iPad Mini Doesn't Sell For $199" Cult of Mac 8:30 AM
  • "iPad mini Costs Less Than Originally Thought" Tapscape 7:57 AM
  • "A Touchscreen iMac Might Be Impractical, But It Would Look Awesome In The New iPad Mini Ad [Video]"  Cult of Mac 8:29 AM
  • "One Day With The iPad mini And Why I Love It And Hate It At The Same Time" Mac 360 7:51 AM
  • "Schools Of Thought, Skeuomorphism, And Apple's Multiple Personality Disorder" PixoBebo 7:51 AM
  • "Will 10-inch Android tablets be the losers of the tablet PC wars?" ZDNet 1:58 PM
  • "Bravo's Silicon Valley vs. A Real Silicon Valley Founder" Wired 1:54 PM
  • "Mmm, what's that smell: Coffee or sweat? How to avoid a crap IT job" The Register 1:37 PM
  • "These $600 Android-powered Oakley goggles are so cyberpunk" TG Daily 1:31 PM
  • "Google's Nexus Strategy In A Nutshell: Cheap Mobile Internet Everywhere" TechCrunch 1:26 PM
  • "The easiest and most reliable way to send photos" UTSanDiego 11:46 AM
  • "Like it or not, closures are coming to Java" InfoWorld 11:15 AM
  • "Security through obscurity: How to cover your tracks online" InfoWorld 11:15 AM
  • "October, 2012: The Month That Your Smartphone and Four Other Technologies Officially Started To Die" Forbes 11:08 AM
  • "Fondle fever: Growing tablet market no longer just an iPad market" Channel Register 1:36 PM
  • "Apple Share of Tablet Market Dips as Amazon, Samsung Gain" Bloomberg 10:36 AM
  • "After Hurricane Sandy: Lessons for the data center" InfoWorld 11:14 AM
  • "Sandy A Grim Reminder: Back Up Your Data" BYTE 10:24 AM
  • "Smartphone Anti-Theft Database: What's Enterprise Impact? Major U.S. phone carriers hope their new database will deter thieves. But experts say the plan won't soothe many enterprise data security concerns." InformationWeek 10:23 AM
  • "Get a year of unlimited cloud backup for $25" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "Room To Read Turns Silicon Valley Riches Into Global Libraries, Schools" Forbes 10:05 AM
  • "Why Amazon's tablet share is poised to pop" ZDNet 12:26 PM
  • "Windows RT accounts for half of the 32GB Surface's disk space" The Verge 12:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface web benchmarks reveal terrible performance: Microsoft Surface Tablet benchmark tests display surprising lack of speed from the iPad rival" Macworld UK 10:45 AM
  • "Microsoft promotes Windows 8 with 'fast and fun' slide" BetaNews 10:42 AM
  • "This iPad Mini Ad Parody Is Actually Better Than the Original" Gizmodo 9:42 AM
  • "Mother Goose & Grimm" Grimmy [cartoon] 8:14 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Can't Miss Retro Games for iPad" PadGadget 3:16 PM
  • "Facebook iOS update improves messaging, photos" CNET News 4:01 PM
  • "Facebook updates iOS app with easier chatting and photo sharing" iDownload Blog 3:16 PM
  • "Facebook Folds More Features Into iOS App" AllThingsD 3:16 PM
  • "Facebook iOS app updated with new messaging features, multiple photo sharing, & Facebook Gifts" 9 to 5 Mac 5:50 PM
  • "New 'Minecraft - PE' Update To Add Paintings, Zombie Pigmen" Touch Arcade 3:16 PM
  • "5 iPhone Apps for Election 2012" TheStreet 1:07 PM
  • "Fresh On The Heels Of An IPO, Shutterstock Launches An iPhone App" TechCrunch 1:04 PM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of November 5: Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, Apple Times Three and More" The MUG Center 12:28 PM
  • "Five Dropbox-savvy apps for iOS" PCWorld 11:51 AM
  • "Sony's iOS Reader app hits iTunes - Two Years Late" The Register 11:07 AM
  • "iShredder Claims To Shred Your iPhone or iPad's Data" Cult of Mac 10:45 AM
  • "ZAGG Introduces New iPad® Keyboard Accessories" Business Wire 10:29 AM
  • "Quarri Extends Mobile Web Browser Protection to iOS Devices" Business Wire 10:29 AM
  • "Your iPhone 5 Case Can Never Be Too Pretty or Too Thin" PRWeb 8:53 AM
  • "Say Hi To Hi Download Pro And Start Saving YouTube Videos On Your iDevice" App Advice 8:32 AM
  • "Re-imagined Classic 'Boulder Dash XL' is Coming to iOS Soon" Touch Arcade 8:23 AM
  • "Marlee Signs teaches you sign language in your spare time" TUAW 8:20 AM
  • "Joy Factory Expands Family of iPhone 5 Cases with Airmax Clear" Run Around Tech 8:20 AM
  • "iStreamPlanet Selects Sorenson Media's Squeeze Server 2.0 as Its Transcoding Solution to Deliver Scalable, Flexible Cloud-Based Video Services" Business Wire 8:14 AM
  • "Belkin to ship first third-party Lightning accessories" CNET News 12:38 PM
  • "Belkin Says It's Lightning Fast With New iPhone Accessories" AllThingsD 12:21 PM
  • "Belkin becomes first official Apple partner to launch Lightning-enabled accessories" The Next Web 8:25 AM
  • "Belkin Announces New Accessories for Apple's Lightning Connector" Business Wire 8:14 AM
  • "niApps Releases New Promotional App for iOS Devices" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Ariau Interactive for iPad - Explore the Amazon with Award Winning eBook" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Top Kids Apps - Independent Ratings + Reviews of Top Kids' Apps" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Zombot Apps Launches Sprouts for iPhone App: Grow Sprouts the Easy Way" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Ilaro Research Note Management App Released for iOS" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Change Thoughts from Negative to Positive" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Casino Jackpot 1.0 Free for iOS - Quality, Vegas-Inspired Casino Games" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "WordsFlow 1.0 for InDesign - auto-merge Word files for production bliss" prMac 8:13 AM
  • "Kukarika releases Memory Seasons: Halloween Edition 1.0 for iOS" prMac 8:13 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP Ups Investment In Linux" TheStreet 10:01 AM
  • "HP ponies up bigger bucks for Linux Foundation: The WebOS backer boosts its status to Platinum membership, which requires a $500,000 commitment. HP also will now hold a seat on the Linux Foundation's board." CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "HP Takes Linux Foundation Membership To New Level" CRN 10:52 AM
  • "HP doubles down on Linux" ZDNet 1:57 PM
  • "HP hopes to give itself a shot in the arm with its LeftHand" The Register 1:38 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Plunks Down $500,000 To Help Linux—And Maybe Send Microsoft A Signal" Business Insider 9:10 PM
  • "Windows Phone 8 will be 'less than explosive' - HP bigwig" Channel Register 1:34 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Tries To Spin Its Way Out Of Trouble" Seeking Alpha 10:01 AM
  • "Microsoft will challenge Apple, Google in smartphone market, CEO says" Reuters 10:59 AM
  • "Microsoft's Ballmer on Windows Phone 8: Small but growing" CNET News 10:12 AM
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  • "Acer warns Microsoft that hardware is like 'hard rice'" CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "Acer: Has Microsoft bitten off more than it can chew?" ZDNet 1:58 PM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Is Doing Well, but the Pro Edition May Secure Its Future" Minyanville 2:08 PM
  • "Microsoft looks to give Surface sales a pop with pop-up stores" PCWorld 11:31 AM
  • "Ford And Microsoft Deliver Their 5 Millionth SYNC-Enabled Vehicle, Plan To Bring Cloud And Car Closer Together" TechCrunch 1:26 PM
  • "Microsoft extends social drive with Moxie partnership" V3 1:41 PM
  • "Microsoft CEO visits Israel, meets with Netanyahu: On heels of Microsoft's Windows 8 launch, chief executive visits Israel to renew commitment" Associated Press 10:05 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO lauds close hi-tech ties with Israel during visit" Xinhua 9:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Earns 52% Gross Margin on Surface Tablet-IHS iSuppli" 4-Traders 5:28 PM
  • "Dell XPS 12 Review: Beautiful Screen, Flimsy Frame" Gizmodo 5:50 PM
  • "AMD announces fastest 16-core server chips as ARM future looms: New Opteron server chips include the new Piledriver cores" IDG News Service 10:54 AM
  • "AMD rolls Piledriver core into Opteron 6300 for high-end servers" V3 1:41 PM
  • "AMD Launches New Opteron 6300 Processors For Servers" CRN 10:52 AM
  • "AMD revs Opterons up to 6300 for fat x86 servers" The Register 1:38 PM
  • "New PlayStation 4 development kit contains an AMD 'heart': report" ZDNet 1:58 PM
  • "Files aren't property, says US government: New twist in Megaupload case a threat to all clouds, claims EFF" The Register 1:38 PM
  • "Apache Server Setting Mistakes Can Aid Hackers: Numerous large companies that use free Apache server software leave internal status pages visible, which can help hackers exploit networks." InformationWeek 10:25 AM
  • "Tech Pros Optimistic About Job Growth: Independent tech field reps most optimistic about prospects than they've been in 15 months, survey finds." InformationWeek 10:25 AM
  • "IT sector rebounds, gains 12,500 jobs in October" Network World 11:15 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Is Apple A Growth Stock Or A Dividend Stock Now?" Seeking Alpha 3:59 PM
  • "Apple at $577: a good buy or a good bye? We look at why Apple's share price has declined and assess whether it's time to buy" Macworld UK 10:45 AM
  • "What Is Driving The Apple Share Price Down and When Will it Stop?" Forbes 10:19 AM
  • "Meh: Apple's iPad Mini Makes $423 Million In Weekend Gross Profit" Forbes 9:38 AM
  • "Apple: 3 million iPads in 3 days/In pre-market trading, AAPL went from down $3 to up more than $8 on the news" Fortune 8:37 AM
  • "Nothing Lasts Forever: Apple Is Showing Its Age" Breakout 10:41 AM
  • "Apple About To Put More Money In Your Pocket" Forbes 10:27 AM
  • "Apple rumored to be making investment in failing Sharp" 9 to 5 Mac 9:41 AM
  • "Five Reasons To Sell Apple, Now" Forbes 11:51 AM
  • "Jim Cramer Issues Apple Warning- Still Believes" The Motley Fool 11:21 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech stocks rise behind Apple, Netflix gains" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "U.S. stocks rise modestly before election" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise Before American Presidential Elections" Bloomberg 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks Edge Up Ahead of Election Day" TheStreet 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks end slightly higher as election looms" CNNMoney 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks Eke Out a Gain Ahead of US Election" CNBC 4:02 PM
  • "Blue Chips Finish in the Black: Stocks rose on the eve of the presidential election, rebounding from a selloff Friday that had capped the Dow industrials' second straight weekly loss." [Paid Membership Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Investors on hold as election looms" CNNMoney 9:38 AM
  • "HSBC shares drag London stocks lower" MarketWatch 9:51 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks lower, eyes on U.S. election" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "Europe Markets: U.S. election, Greece weigh on Europe stocks" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "Markets on edge ahead of crucial Greek votes and US presidential election" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:56 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:07 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:09 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Shares of some top computer companies were up at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:13 PM
  • "Will These 5 Tech Stocks Boom After The 2012 Elections?" Seeking Alpha 2:12 PM

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