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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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  • "We've passed peak Apple: it's all downhill from here/The decision to dump Google's maps for its own, and the changes at the top of the company to eject Scott Forstall and John Browett point to a subtle downward trajectory" ["Why do I think Apple has passed its peak? There are a number of signs. The most visible recent one is the Maps debacle. Replacing Google Maps with an obviously inferior experience shows how much Apple has changed. Apple's success had been all about offering users the best possible experience; suddenly it is willing to give users a clearly worse experience to further its corporate interests - in this case its long-running dispute with Google."]  The Guardian 7:45 AM
  • "Can Apple Still Innovate on a Shoestring? Apple is increasing its spending on R&D, but is still far short of its competitors."  Technology Review 8:08 AM
  • "Intel Could Get Strong-ARMed Out of Macs: Apple is notorious for its desire to control the user experience, down to the last minute detail of design or technology. Widespread reports have the company considering exerting even more control by building its own processors to replace the Intel chips now powering the Mac lineup. Apple has switched processor families twice before, so why not a third time?" MacNewsWorld 9:01 AM
  • "Apple launches new patent claims against Samsung and Android: Apple has claimed that Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 and Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system infringe on its patents." Telegraph 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Says Samsung's Galaxy Note, Jelly Bean Infringe Patent" Bloomberg 8:50 AM
  • "Apple Told to Pay $368.2 Million to VirnetX in Trial" Bloomberg 8:50 AM
  • "Apple loses Facetime patent lawsuit to VirnetX" BBC 8:36 AM
  • "Apple Hit With $368 Million Patent Verdict: Texas jury finds that Apple's FaceTime technology violates VirnetX's patents." InformationWeek 2:52 PM
  • "Apple engineers 'pay no attention to anyone's patents', court told: Cupertino ordered to pay $368m as FaceTime infringes VPN tech" The Register 8:20 AM
  • "Apple to pay $368m for infringing patents in FaceTime: Jury ruled that FaceTime technology has infringed patents owned by patent licensing firm VirnetX" Macworld UK 7:56 AM
  • "Apple to Pay VirnetX $368 Million after Losing FaceTime Lawsuit" DailyTech 9:43 AM
  • "Apple loses $368m patent verdict in Texas" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:48 AM
  • "Amazon to Win Out Over Apple in e-Book Price Tussle" Reuters 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Sued for VPN On-Demand Functionality in Mountain Lion" Patently Apple 9:39 AM
  • "Latest Apple Store app update brings Passbook and Siri support" AppleInsider 8:15 PM
  • "Apple Store app update brings Siri shopping, says it'll let you add gift cards to Passbook but doesn't" The Next Web 8:15 PM
  • "Apple Store App Updated With Siri and Gift Card Passbook Support (Theoretically)" MacRumors 8:16 PM
  • "Apple Notifying Former MobileMe Members of New Email Address Options" MacRumors 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Enables Addresses for and Users" TidBITS 9:26 AM
  • "Apple alerting users to reserved iCloud email addresses" iMore 8:46 AM
  • "Updates for Developers: iTunes Producer (2.8.0) and Application Loader (2.8.0)" eXtensions 7:43 PM
  • "Photoshop Elements Version 11; Still The Best Consumer Image Editor – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 11:45 AM
  • "FotoMagico 4 review: Easily created presentations of your photographs" Macworld UK 11:48 AM
  • "How to rid your close-ups of dust and scratches with Photohsop" TechHive 8:08 AM
  • "Bullet-proof backups: When you absolutely can't lose any data" Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "Moving a Time Machine backup" Macworld 8:08 AM
  • "Adobe Revel for OSX and iOS review" AppleTell 8:02 AM
  • "Prizmo is a powerful OS X scanning app" TUAW 2:51 PM
  • "Quick Tip: How to Force Eject a Stuck Disc" Mactuts+ 8:00 AM
  • "MacMost Now 784: Crop and Cut Out With Pixelmator" MacMost 7:55 AM
  • "Turn Any Website Into a Self-Contained Mac App with Fluid" OS X Daily 3:54 PM
  • "Run Multiple Copies Of An App At Once On Your Mac [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:47 AM
  • "Use keyboard shortcuts to go to favorite mailboxes" Mac OS X Hints 9:56 AM
  • "Only show messages in inbox in VIPs mailbox" Mac OS X Hints 9:56 AM
  • "How To Be A Mac Power User And Trigger AppleScripts With A Cool New App" Mac 360 7:36 AM
  • "Yet Another Way To Run Windows Apps Without Running Windows On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:36 AM
  • "Try A New Idea Whose Time Has Come. Automatic File Expiration Or Archive On A Mac" McSolo 7:36 AM
  • "A Better Way To Edit, Manage, Annotate, And Share PDF Files On Your Mac (or iPad)" TeraTalks 7:36 AM
  • "When Does A Mac App Really Suck? When It Sucks Down Complete Websites" BohemianBoomer 7:36 AM
  • "How To Track TV Show Schedules And Add Them To Calendar On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:35 AM
  • "Tried to buy an app on new iPhone. Was prompted to answer security questions 'because it's a new device.' I don't know any of the answers. The few I tried were wrong. I have vague recollection of trying to cancel out of a request to provide such answers in the past few months. It's possible I entered and forgot them, in spite of being pretty anal about maintaining password records. It's also possible I never provided such answers and am in the midst of a snafu. I called Apple support about this twice and they have not reset the security questions. (Must... avoid... ranting.) I'm definitely driving on Infinte Loop. Can anyone tell me what Magick Incantation I can use with Apple Support to get them to reset the questions?" MacInTouch 1:20 PM
Press Releases
  • "Accordance Preaching Resource Sale" Accordance 10:24 AM
  • "Mac Printer Drivers: Fresh Canon, Lexmark drivers" FairerPlatform 9:26 AM
  • "Skype for Mac: Microsoft winding down Messenger" FairerPlatform 9:26 AM
  • "All my Gods is available for download on the Mac App Store" prMac 8:46 AM
  • "Zevrix Output Factory for InDesign Now Can Split InDesign Documents" prMac 7:43 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "The 2012 Global Innovation 1000 Study: Making Ideas Work" [16 page PDF. Page 11: "This year, Apple didn't just top the rankings (as it did the past two years); it increased its lead substantially."]  Booz & Co. 11:26 AM
  • "Booz & Co. names Apple the 'most innovative' for third year" Fortune 11:29 AM
  • "Don't Panic, Apple Fans: The latest tablet market share data out of industry tracker IDC isn't very encouraging." ["The good news is that Apple's tablet shipments continue to grow on a year-over-year basis. Apple went from moving 11.1 million iPads a year earlier to 14 million tablets this time around. That's a respectable 26% improvement over the past year."] The Motley Fool 8:11 AM
  • "Evidence Mounts That Apple Blocked Google Apps From The App Store" Business Insider 8:37 AM
  • "Apple out of China's top five smartphone list in Q3" IDG News Service 8:36 AM
  • "Pixar names main building after Steve Jobs" CNET News 10:06 AM
  • "Pixar names its main office building in dedication to former CEO Steve Jobs" iMore 8:02 AM
  • "Pixar renames HQ in memory of Steve Jobs: 'The Steve Jobs Building' pays tribute to the late Apple co-founder and Pixar CEO" Macworld UK 7:55 AM
  • "Pixar Names Building After Steve Jobs" Mashable 7:59 AM
  • "Ferrari announces record results for first nine months of 2012" ["'I am pleased and proud to become a member of the board. I have personally dreamed of owning a Ferrari since I was 8 years old and have been lucky to be an owner for the past 5 years. I continue to be awed by the world-class design and engineering that only Ferrari can do,' said Eddie Cue, commenting on his nomination to the board."] Ferrari 1:12 PM
  • "Apple's Eddy Cue joins Ferrari board of directors" AppleInsider 1:14 PM
  • "Apple's Eddy Cue joins Ferrari's board of directors" 9 to 5 Mac 1:12 PM
  • "iTunes chief joins Ferrari board" CNET News 8:01 PM
  • "T-Mobile makes three more cities iPhone-friendly with 4G" GigaOM 2:52 PM
  • "Apple loses trademark battle with Mexico's iFone" TG Daily 7:50 AM
  • "If You Have an iPhone, You're Probably Smart, Married and Female" TheStreet 8:36 AM
  • "TIME Magazine uses photo captured by iPhone 4S as cover image" Macworld UK 7:56 AM
  • "Waze Maps Out Native Ad Platform Driving app navigates direct sales, self-serve" AdWeek 10:52 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Guy Leading Sony's Charge Against Apple And Spotify Is Out" Business Insider 8:16 PM
  • "Google follows Apple's lead with Android app security screening" CSO 1:15 PM
  • "HTC, Verizon To Unveil HD Phablet: HTC and Verizon Wireless invite media to 'experience their latest collaboration' at event in New York City on November 13." InformationWeek 12:10 PM
  • "Samsung releases 840 SSD family of solid state drives, includes Assassin's Creed III with 840 Pro line" ZDNet 11:52 AM
  • "Amazon slashes cloud database prices" ZDNet 11:52 AM
  • "SGI losses widen, but revenue bumps up" The Register 11:41 AM
  • "Torvalds: I want to be nice, and curse less, but it's just not in me" The Register 11:40 AM
  • "Finally, Humans Can Hang Out with Rats by Using Virtual Reality and Robotics" Techland 11:43 AM
  • "This Robotic Dragonfly Will Soon Flit Into Your Nightmares For $99" TechCrunch 11:31 AM
  • "Robo-dancers' moves aid research: Christchurch scientists are making robots dance Gangnam Style." Fairfax NZ News 11:21 AM
  • "Facebook testing free Wi-Fi at retailers" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:06 AM
  • "Adobe, now 'married' to Microsoft, moves Flash updates to Patch Tuesday: Will sync Flash security updates with partner's monthly schedule" Computerworld 10:32 AM
  • "TI unveils wireless charging chip with 4X powering area" Computerworld 10:31 AM
  • "Android ICS powers these 4K TVs" TG Daily 11:36 AM
  • "Google researcher warns firms not to use Sophos AV for mission-critical systems" V3 11:44 AM
  • "Google wallet card is coming, support page confirms" Mashable 11:22 AM
  • "Google rolls out new search page look" CNET News 10:27 AM
  • "Google's Chrome finally embraces Do Not Track, but with a warning" ZDNet 11:52 AM
  • "Leap Wireless swings to 3rd-quarter profit" MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "AT&T execs are confident about spectrum position" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "With $14 Billion Investment, AT&T Will Offer LTE To 300 Million People By 2014, Fiber To 1 Million More Businesses By 2015" TechCrunch 11:31 AM
  • "After A Tough Q3, Telecoms Kit Maker Ericsson To Cut ~9% Of Workforce In Sweden: 1,550 Jobs To Go In Cost-Cutting Drive" TechCrunch 11:31 AM
  • "VidBITS: Election Tech, Intel, and Beating Glenn" TidBITS 2:51 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM ET: Meet Mike Wehner" TUAW 1:16 PM
  • "The MacJury Discusses the First Weekend with the iPad mini" MacVoicesTV 7:35 AM
  • "Samsung expects manufacturing partnership with Apple to whither" V3 8:17 PM
  • "Samsung reportedly delays new logic fab construction" DigiTimes 8:17 PM
  • "Exclusive: Microsoft Office for iPhone, iPad, and Android revealed"  The Verge 8:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Office for iOS, Android to have Office 365 subscription tie-in: Report" ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft Office Mobile for iOS, Android Coming in 2013" PC Magazine 9:56 AM
  • "Is this what Microsoft Office for iOS looks like?" GigaOM 9:05 AM
  • "iPad mini 2 Retina display tipped already in pipeline from AUO" SlashGear 10:10 AM
  • "Foxconn's Gou says tough to cope with iPhone demand"  Reuters 8:03 AM
  • "Hon Hai Says iPhone 5 Design Leads to Production Delays" [Paid Membership Required] 8:28 AM
  • "Foxconn chief: We can't keep up with iPhone demand" CNET News 8:31 AM
  • "Apple struggles to build iPhones – and support" MarketWatch 10:37 AM
  • "Foxconn 'falling short' of iPhone demand" ZDNet 11:33 AM
  • "Why You Still Can't Get an iPhone 5" TheStreet 8:36 AM
  • "iPad 4 now in stock at Apple Store" CNET News 8:31 AM
  • "Apple awarded design patent for actual rounded rectangle: The patent's precise legal potential against Samsung or others is in question." Ars Technica 11:25 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Scan the Box For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:39 AM
  • "Pocket Climber HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 9:39 AM
  • "InstaPlace For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:39 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10:03 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10:03 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 10:03 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 14 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:09 AM

  • "Review: iPad mini" iSource 1:13 PM
  • "iPad with Retina Display Review" Mac|Life 3:55 PM
  • "Tablet showdown: iPad mini vs. Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD" CNNMoney 8:35 AM
  • "Review: iPad mini Smart Cover disappoints compared to its predecessor" Macworld 1:17 PM
  • "iPad mini Smart Cover Review" Mac|Life 2:09 PM
  • "Snapshot: Apple's Fusion Drive's speed versus the alternatives" Bare Feats 11:57 AM
  • "Beats Executive Noise Cancelation Headphones - Unboxing and Review" Insanely Great Mac 8:02 AM
  • "Review: Brookstone Big Blue Live and Studio speakers combine performance and value" TechHive 11:48 AM
  • "Damson Cisor review: Small speaker with big, booming bass" Macworld UK 8:09 AM
  • "Speck HandyShell for iPad 2/3 review/Prop up your iPad, or hold it: the choice is yours" Macworld UK 8:09 AM
  • "The FlexiShield Skin For iPad Mini: Good, But It Should Be Cheaper [Review] Cult of Mac 2:52 PM
  • "Just Mobile's HeadStand For Headphones Is Beautiful & Practical" The Mac Observer 1:03 PM
  • "Have A Laptop? Just Mobile's Alu-Accessories Worth A Look" MacNews 8:32 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Google Gets Spoken Search Right With Latest Update [Review] Cult of Mac 10:33 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Xbox SmartGlass 2.0 for iPhone and iPad -- get it NOW!" BetaNews 9:43 AM
  • "SmartGlass for iOS: Microsoft turns iPhone and iPad into true Xbox 360 companions" GeekWire 8:08 AM
  • "Virgin TV Anywhere lets your iPad replace the remote" Crave @ CNET 8:35 AM
  • "The Funnest iPad And iPhone App Brings You Virtual Wind And Chases Spirits Away" Mac 360 7:37 AM
  • "Super Hexagon for iPad and iPhone review/Right: last go. One more. Really this time: last go." Macworld UK 8:09 AM
  • "Save the Universe in ARC Squadron – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 8:09 AM
  • "'Polyroll' Review - If Sonic Were a Cockroach" Touch Arcade 9:44 AM
  • "Six3 Video Share Review: When a text just won't quite get a message across clearly, use Six3 Video Share to send high quality video messages to friends and loved ones." 148Apps 10:06 AM
  • "Texas Poker For Prizes Review" 148Apps 8:47 AM
  • "Coin Army Review" 148Apps 2:52 PM
  • "Air Patriots Review" 148Apps 1:17 PM
  • "Totem Tribe Gold Review" 148Apps 9:05 AM
  • "Sneezeman Review" 148Apps 1:04 PM
  • "How To Drop Your Data Plan And Keep Using Your Smartphone" ReadWrite 8:16 AM
  • "Share Pictures Easily with Photo Streams in iOS" OS X Daily 3:54 PM
  • "How to Charge Your iPad Mini Faster" Pocketnow 7:48 AM
  • "Opinion: Incredibly Weird Pricing On The Microsoft Office App For iOS" AppleBitch 2:09 PM
  • "Gutless Microsoft: Set to Sell Out to Apple" TheStreet 10:51 AM
  • "U.S. Court Orders Apple To Pay $368 Million Damages For FaceTime Patent Infringement" TechCrunch 10:53 AM
  • "Unflappable Patent Troll Not Satisfied With $368 Million Apple Payday" Gizmodo 10:50 AM
  • "Apple Stores Lose Appeal, Need Shot Of Starbucks" Forbes 10:22 AM
  • "Apples's Foxconn/Sharp iPhone supply problem hints industry challenge" Computerworld 10:10 AM
  • "Apple tries to add Galaxy Note, Jelly Bean to patent slapfest" The Register 9:52 AM
  • "Prominent Ex-Apple Engineer Thinks Apple's Days are Numbered"  Patently Apple 1:03 PM
  • "For Apple, 'It's All Downhill From Here'"  BGR 9:43 AM
  • "Office for Android, Apple iOS: 'REALLY REAL this time' - report" The Register 10:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Office for iOS Revealed With Basic Functionality" PadGadget 10:36 AM
  • "Rumor: Microsoft Office Arriving On iOS Devices Early 2013" AppleBitch 9:27 AM
  • "Maybe Apple Should Just Buy Sharp" MacNews 8:31 AM
  • "What an iPad and Microsoft Surface Parody Commercial Looks Like" Gizmodo 7:52 AM
  • "Has Apple lost its mojo with the iPad mini and iPad 4?" ITProPortal 7:46 AM
  • "Apple's Stock Price Proves That Wall Street's Rules Are 'There Are No Rules" PixoBebo 7:37 AM
  • "Rethinking The Future Mac: What's Right About A Touchscreen Mac, Or iPad With Keyboard" Mac 360 7:37 AM
  • "Mobile Marketshare Numbers Have to Be Tough for Microsoft to Swallow" View From Above 3:34 PM
  • "WTF is... RF-MEMS? Apparently, a way to make smartphones much, much better phones" The Register 11:40 AM
  • "Grand Theft Auto V can't settle down" TG Daily 11:36 AM
  • "How (and why) to surf the Web in secret" PCWorld 11:14 AM
  • "Outsourcing contracts down by 19 percent, says research firm" IDG News Service 11:14 AM
  • "Review: Samsung's Galaxy Note II gets bigger and better" InfoWorld 10:56 AM
  • "Dell XPS 12 Windows 8 Tablet Vs. Hurricane Sandy: When I found myself without power for four days in Manhattan, Dell's Windows 8 tablet was my main link to the outside world. See how it fared." InformationWeek 10:54 AM
  • "Five Things You Should Know About the Future of Mobile" Forbes 10:50 AM
  • "Google Search and Maps take a pounding in China" The Register 11:40 AM
  • "Is it a blessing for Asustek to have Google backing?" DigiTimes 10:36 AM
  • "How Do You Survive The Innovation Hamster Wheel?" InformationWeek 10:15 AM
  • "Teardowns of iPad Mini and Kindle Fire HD reveal differing business models" Techworld 11:14 AM
  • "Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD 'outperform' iPad Mini display" CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "Tablet showdown: iPad mini vs. Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD" CNNMoney 9:31 AM
  • "Google, please fix Chrome for Android" OSNews 11:48 AM
  • "The truth about Amazon's $8 monthly plan" Fortune 11:24 AM
  • "Surface: Is it 'Microsoft's iPad', or something else?" ZDNet 9:07 AM
  • "Surface Fan Spoofs Microsoft Response to Apple iPad Commercial" The Mac Observer 7:42 PM
  • "Jimmy Kimmel Rips on the iPad mini: 'a bigger but not gigantic iPod you cannot talk on' (Video)" MacTrast 8:06 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Classic Karateka game coming to iOS" iMore 11:09 PM
  • "To-do list iPhone app Clear gets iCloud integration to link up with Mac app" The Next Web 11:09 PM
  • "Tumblr Updates Its iOS App To Be 'Completely Native', Features Redesigned Dashboard, Notifications And Gestures" TechCrunch 11:08 PM
  • "If You're Tired Of Apple's Buggy Messaging Software, Try Microsoft's GroupMe Instead" Business Insider 3:41 PM
  • "10 iPhone Apps For Foodies" TheStreet 2:49 PM
  • "John Martellaro Joins MacJury for Verdict on iPad mini" The Mac Observer 1:55 PM
  • "DC offering monthly titles via Apple, Amazon, B&N" Associated Press 11:48 AM
  • "Amazon, Microsoft Release New Titles for iOS" PadGadget 11:24 AM
  • "The Week in iOS Accessories: Put a bird on it!" Macworld 10:20 AM
  • "Launch Google Voice Search From Anywhere On iPhone With NowNow" AddictiveTips 9:43 AM
  • "iZettle launches Square-style mobile payments in the UK" ZDNet 9:07 AM
  • "Braeburn Acoustic Dock For iPhone 5" Cult of Mac 9:02 AM
  • "30DC's MagCast Publishes 172nd Magazine in 125 Days on Apple Newsstand" PRNewswire 8:52 AM
  • "LifeProof Fre Case Gives iPhone 5 Users Freedom to Go Everywhere and Do Everything" PRNewswire 8:52 AM
  • "iPads in Education - 32 Port Sync & Charge Station for iPads" PRWeb 8:51 AM
  • "An iPhone 5 Case for Bond... James Bond." PRWeb 8:51 AM
  • "nTelos Wireless Launches Custom Parental Control App" PRWeb 8:51 AM
  • "Xbox rolls out new SmartGlass iOS app update" VentureBeat 8:47 AM
  • "David Gilmour concert to be released as iPhone, iPad app" TUAW 8:46 AM
  • "MasterCard, ING Trialling Yet Another Way To Pay On Mobile: Browse On Your Tablet, Buy Via Your Phone" TechCrunch 8:16 AM
  • "Shatoetry: The Official William Shatner iPhone App Is Here" Techland 8:10 AM
  • "LensFlare And Alien Sky Both Boldly Go Where Most Photo Editing Apps Have Gone Before" App Advice 7:55 AM
  • "Adobe Reader Shuns iCloud In Favor Of For New Cloud Storage Integration" App Advice 7:55 AM
  • "Baseus Aluminum Sliding Bumper Case for iPhone 5 (Blue)" USBfever 7:50 AM
  • "Extreme Skating and Battling Game with 8-Bit Graphics for iOS and Mac" prMac 11:48 AM
  • "Make Your Own Quiz App, Without any Coding Whatsoever" prMac 11:48 AM
  • "Agile Tortoise release Tally - A Quick Counting app for iPhone" prMac 7:43 AM
  • "Talking Romney for iOS Parodies Mitt Romney and His Run for President" prMac 7:43 AM
  • "Smoky Cat Software Releases Thought Store v2.0 iPhone App For Charity" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Playing with Food Goes Mobile, Empowering Kids to Make Healthy Choices" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "INTSIG announces CamScanner HD for iPad" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Faber Acoustical Brings Room Acoustics to iPhone and iPad with RoomScope" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Doodle Bunny 1.0 for iOS New Release By Tharle Games" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "App Developer Simiula Releases Dice-Roller Simulator for iOS Devices" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "New iOS Fitness App Design Your Body Becomes Fitness Fans' Best Friend" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Neon Starlight Lite Released to AppStore" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "iOS App Swap Booth just released on iTunes" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Woodla: The Tower 1.0 for iOS - Hidden Object RPG Mixes Game and Reality" prMac 7:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "3 execs who could succeed Steve Ballmer: Microsoft's hard-charging chief is not going anywhere yet, but here are the men vying to be next in line." Fortune 10:52 AM
  • "This Is One Incredible CEO" ["This week I want to switch gears back to the technology sector and point out, despite the obvious criticisms, why Steve Ballmer of Microsoft is truly a class act."] The Motley Fool 3:39 PM
  • "Appeals court denies Google's request for rehearing of appeal of Microsoft injunction" Foss Patents 9:50 AM
  • "Gutless Microsoft: Set to Sell Out to Apple" TheStreet 10:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Struts Its Stuff" CRM Buyer 10:37 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface RT may win by default: Seven or more hardware manufacturers were slated to have Windows RT tablets out at this point, but Asus and Microsoft currently are the only horses in the race" InfoWorld 10:57 AM
  • "Surface: Is it 'Microsoft's iPad', or something else?" ZDNet 11:53 AM
  • "First look: Microsoft's sharp, new Windows Phone SDK/Windows Phone SDK 8.0 gives developers extensive features, snappier code, lots of help, and the option to code in JavaScript and HTML" InfoWorld 10:55 AM
  • "Video: Kinect Fusion tool headed to Windows SDK" TG Daily 11:35 AM
  • "Microsoft to fold in-memory database technology into SQL Server Next" ZDNet 11:51 AM
  • "Microsoft In-Memory Move Challenges SAP, Oracle: Microsoft SQL Server 'Project Hekaton' promises in-memory transactional processing that will stack up against SAP Hana and Oracle Exadata." InformationWeek 12:10 PM
  • "Angry Birds Space On Windows Phone 8 Reinforces Microsoft's Mobile Gaming Potential" Forbes 10:51 AM
  • "Microsoft turns jobs centres into tech hubs to improve youngsters IT skills" V3 11:44 AM
  • "Dell warns Taiwan notebook ODMs against producing white-box servers" DigiTimes 10:36 AM
  • "Understanding Oracle's Growth Position" TheStreet 9:35 AM
  • "'Intel Inside' Needs Intel Outside" TheStreet 9:58 AM
  • "Intel Fast Becoming BlackBerry Lite" TheStreet 9:35 AM
  • "Intel in Flash flush, offers 'smoother' fresh jobbie to data centre bods" The Register 11:39 AM
  • "AMD shutters German Linux lab, gives devs the axe" The Register 2:50 PM
  • "Obama faces piracy, privacy tests in his second term" CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "The post-election tech tally: Winners and losers" CNET News 8:02 PM
  • "Security experts push back at 'Cyber Pearl Harbor' warning" CSO 10:56 AM
  • "Electronica 2012 highlights mobile, embedded" EE Times 11:18 AM
  • "Fiber speeds boosted '2,000 times': Scientists at Bangor University in Wales say they've come up with a way to boost the performance of optical networks to reach speeds of up to 20Gbps." TG Daily 11:35 AM
  • "Welsh researchers promise 40Gbps fibre speeds with low-cost components" ZDNet 11:52 AM
  • "Water-soluble circuit boards could revolutionize e-waste recycling" TG Daily 11:35 AM
  • "Daily Report: The 'Smart Device' Future" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:13 AM
  • "How management fads are killing IT" InfoWorld 10:56 AM
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Apple News
  • "Product Questions and Threats of Higher Tax Hit Apple Shares" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:05 PM
  • "$AAPL Drops 3.8% on Foxconn, Euro Concerns, Fiscal Cliff" The Mac Observer 7:44 PM
  • "Apple slides to five-month low, uncertainty grows" Reuters 4:48 PM
  • "Apple in bear territory: 20% below all-time high" CNNMoney 2:49 PM
  • "Yikes: Apple's shares have plunged 20 percent since September" VentureBeat 2:52 PM
  • "DoubleLine's Gundlach says Apple may drop to $425/share: CNBC" CNBC 4:47 PM
  • "Cramer: Apple Is a Sell Ahead of 'Fiscal Cliff'" CNBC 8:16 PM
  • "AAPL: Gundlach Slams iPad mini, Sees Downside to $425" Barron's 1:37 PM
  • "Apple's shares slide 4 percent to five-month low" Reuters 11:48 AM
  • "Post-election ugly: Buy Apple cheap" MarketWatch 11:23 AM
  • "Apple Is In A Bear Market: Apple stock has now fallen 20 percent from its intraday high of $705.07 on September 21, which puts the stock in a 'bear market.'" Business Insider 10:20 AM
  • "ReCapEx: The curious case of Apple's 2012 and 2013 Capital Expenditures" asymco 8:02 AM
  • "Apple may have invested $2 billion to aid struggling display maker Sharp" AppleInsider 8:10 AM
  • "Did Apple use $2 billion to bail out Sharp last quarter?" Fortune 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft vs. Apple: The Battle For Outperformance" The Motley Fool 10:21 AM
  • "Qualcomm helped, hurt by close Apple ties: Shares have sold off on cloudy sentiment ahead of earnings report" MarketWatch 9:45 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple, Orbitz slide in big tech slump/IPad maker sinks further; telco providers up on AT&T spending plan" MarketWatch 4:48 PM
  • "U.S. stocks slammed on fiscal-cliff fears: Europe's debt troubles also weigh on sentiment" MarketWatch 11:54 AM
  • "Post-Election Retreat: Dow Plummets Below 13K for First Time in 2 Months" FOXBusiness 10:52 AM
  • "Stocks Slammed by Fiscal Cliff Fears" TheStreet 4:49 PM
  • "Stocks plunge: Dow's worst day of the year" CNNMoney 4:49 PM
  • "Dow Tumbles Most in One Year After Presidential Elections" Bloomberg 4:49 PM
  • "Dow Plunges 312.95 to 3-Month Low" [Paid Membership Required] 4:49 PM
  • "Stocks head for sell-off after election" CNNMoney 9:29 AM
  • "Resource firms, banks lead U.K. stocks lower" MarketWatch 11:55 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks higher following Obama win" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks slump on U.S., Germany concerns/ECB's Draghi flags effects of crisis on German economy" MarketWatch 11:55 AM
  • "Obama re-election fails to buoy market as investors fear policy gridlock from divided Congress: Stock markets plunged Wednesday on concerns that newly re-elected President Barack Obama will struggle to agree on a budget deal with a divided Congress and as Europe's economic outlook darkened further." Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 11:55 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:36 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:36 PM
  • "Election Fallout: Will Tech Cash Piles Remain Trapped Overseas?" Forbes 12:04 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Could Be A Cheap Way To Invest In The 3D Printing Boom" Seeking Alpha 9:56 AM
  • "Why You Should Be Buying this Enterprise Software Company" The Motley Fool 10:03 AM

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