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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, November 8, 2012
 

 

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Wednesday Highlights: Is Apple quietly working on enabling "powerful contextual services for its customers"? Jonny Evans thinks so, suggesting "it's precisely this kind of stealthy operational efficiency you should expect from Tim Cook's Apple [as] it seeks new growth sectors"; Don Reisinger argues there are no downsides "to a partnership between IBM and Apple", that consumers, the enterprise, everyone will benefit; IDC statistics show "home-grown" smartphone makers are gaining ground on Apple and Samsung; Ford dumping BlackBerry phones for iPhones, about 6,000 of them over the next two years; Russia asking Apple and SAP to provide "government access to their source code to make sure their widely used products are not tools for spying on state institutions"; Macworld UK comparative review of Apple's Aperture vs. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom; and Macworld US reviews Adobe's flagship video product, Premiere Pro CC 2014; what to do if you want to burn your movies to disc "in an iDVD-less world"; Forbes posts list of brands consumers find most innovative with Apple as number 1; Apple apparently confirms acquisition of Swell; Apple's back-to-school tax-free holiday sales coming!; The Next Web looks at "the houses that tech built", including Apple's spaceship campus, Steve Jobs' abandoned mansion; likely unintentional leak on Apple site suggests a mid-2014 27" iMac is imminent; Primate Labs benchmarks the latest MacBook Pros finding the 15" models enjoy a 6-9% increase, while the 13" models score a 7-8% increase over previous generation; ghost hunters, or folks needing thermal imaging, have a look at Macworld's first-look at the Flir One for iPhone; IT Pro lists their top 10 Word for iPad tips; and LAPTOP Mag laments the huge ripoff that is between buying a 16GB or 32GB phone, which costs consumers a $100 difference, but smartphone makers only pay around 50 cents/GB; is the "myth" of sapphire screens on iPhone 6 being busted? Perhaps to stave off overly-hyped expectations?

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "What Apple Should Be Doing With ARM - And It's Not Macs" ["So the move away from Intel likely won't happen in the Mac, where Apple currently benefits from Intel's best-in-the-world manufacturing technology that delivers the highest-performing PC processors. Instead, Apple is more likely to continue taking advantage of ARM's superiority in power consumption to create brand new products."]  ReadWrite 8:33 AM
  • "What Apple dumping Intel could mean: Could roil through industry if others mimic Apple"  MarketWatch 7:48 AM
  • "Foxconn reportedly plans to set up plants in US"  DigiTimes 8:52 AM
  • "Could Apple-supplier Foxconn open a plant in the US? A new report alleges that Foxconn, the Taiwanese tech manufacturer that builds parts for Apple iPads and iPhones, is eyeing the US." Christian Science Monitor 5:11 PM
  • "Why I'm Bearish on Apple: Scott Forstall's firing reveals the company's struggles to keep an all-star team together without Steve Jobs."  Slate 10:36 AM
  • "Apple Is Becoming a Normal Company: With its visionary founder gone, Apple's executives start behaving like regular guys." The Daily Beast 2:07 PM
  • "Apple, Foxconn Labor Promises Questioned: Report on Foxconn working conditions at Apple facilities is criticized for being overly rosy." InformationWeek 9:20 PM
  • "Apple suit vs. Google over patent rates dismissed" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 7:41 AM
  • "Apple quietly pulls apology-hiding code from U.K. site" CNET News 9:06 AM
OS X
News
  • "Warning to iTunes Match Users: If You Don't Plan to Renew, Download All Your Music Now"  Kirkville 8:37 AM
  • "Apple details Quicktime 7.7.3 drive-by vulnerabilities" V3 12:16 PM
  • "Apple seeks standard to appease angry university net managers: Apple pitches idea for new IETF effort to make 'zero configuration' like its Bonjour work better across enterprise wireless networks" Network World 12:15 PM
  • "Apple working with the IETF on new Bonjour standard" The Next Web 9:31 PM
  • "Apple working with enterprise partners to enhance Bonjour, Apple TV" AppleInsider 9:31 PM
  • "Apple working to make Bonjour compatible with enterprise networks" Ars Technica 7:18 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Maximize your old Mac's performance: If you have an older Mac system that seems to be on the slowish side, a few upgrades can help you get the most out of it." CNET Reviews 7:15 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Clear for Mac: The simpler a great app looks and feels, the harder it is to make" The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "Clear For Mac: A Refreshingly Fun And Simple Task Manager Inspired By iOS [Review] Cult of Mac 8:26 AM
  • "Image Agent review: Easily apply watermarks to any photographic image" Macworld UK 8:31 AM
  • "Mac 101: Diving into menus, part 2" Macworld 8:29 AM
  • "Enable HiDPI On Non-Retina Mac With Lower Resolutions For Sharper Image" AddictiveTips 8:32 AM
  • "Use Messages To Schedule Events In Mountain Lion's Calendar App [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:27 AM
  • "Is It A Gimmick? Or, Is It Real? Boost&Memory Let's You Manage Your Mac's RAM" McSolo 7:45 AM
  • "How To Become A Mac Power User With Only One App (point and click geek)" Mac 360 7:44 AM
  • "Remember Real's 'Real Player?' It's Back On The Mac And It Plays Music And Video" BohemianBoomer 7:44 AM
  • "6 Reasons You Need The Easiest, Fastest DVD Ripper App On Your Mac" NoodleMac 7:45 AM
  • "Is There Another Way To Do Browser Bookmarks? Yes, But Not Necessarily Better" Mac 360 7:45 AM
  • "What's More Fun Than A Barrel Of Monkeys For Mac Users? A Screen Full Of Fish" TeraTalks 7:45 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cloud Outliner: 'Full-featured tool to create, organize, and share you ideas, thoughts, and tasks.'" Xwavesoft 5:11 PM
  • "Pixelmator 2.1.3: More than a mere point update" FairerPlatform 1:16 PM
  • "Parallels 8 updated with USB 3.0 support, Windows 8 tablet gestures, more" 9 to 5 Mac 12:17 PM
  • "Electric Image Animation System (EIAS) v9 just released" Architosh 12:15 PM
  • "Cocktail 6.2.1 (Mountain Lion Edition) has been released" Maintain 10:44 AM
  • "ConjureBunny Software today announces the immediate availability of Conjure 4.5.2 Conjure is a tabbed, virtual desktop that helps you handle multiple projects more effectively." ConjureBunny 8:59 AM
  • "Clear App For Mac Is Released (For Busy, Wealthy People)" Apple Bitch 11:25 AM
  • "Clear expands list-making app from iPhone to the Mac" Macworld 8:29 AM
  • "SintraWorks releases PDF Nomad 1.5 for Mac OS X - PDF Editor" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Xcode Book Updated for Xcode 4.5" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Pirate Adventures from Nevosoft Now Available on Mac App Store" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "MacOptimizer Keeps Your Mac Running Like New" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Tweetbot 1.0.1 adds Reading List, Adium 1.5.4 goes Growl 2" FairerPlatform 7:45 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "AT&T Expands FaceTime over Cellular Availability: Video Calling Feature To Be Made Available To LTE Customers on Tiered Data Plans & Deaf and Hard of Hearing Customers With Qualifying Plans"  PRNewswire 2:08 PM
  • "AT&T to allow all LTE iPhone 5 customers to use FaceTime on any tiered data plan, 3G devices still out of luck"  The Next Web 2:08 PM
  • "AT&T Drops FaceTime Shared Data Plan Requirement for iPhone 5" PC Magazine 7:09 PM
  • "AT&T Reverses: You Can Use iPhone 5 FaceTime Without Wi-Fi" Gizmodo 2:08 PM
  • "The Latest Long Apple Line: Developers Waiting for App Approval" AllThingsD 5:13 PM
  • "iPad is king of mobile web traffic, plus more intriguing data from OnSwipe" VentureBeat 8:29 AM
  • "Survey: iPhone owners more likely to have degrees and higher incomes than Android users" Macworld UK 8:36 AM
  • "Apple iPhone turns table top into full-sized invisible keyboard: A student has developed software that allows the iPhone to turn any table into an impromptu, invisible full-sized keyboard by analysing the vibrations caused by fingers tapping the surface." Telegraph 10:09 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S3 beats iPhone as Apple preps component fight back" Computerworld 7:44 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S III overtakes Apple's iPhone 4S as world's best-selling phone" VentureBeat 7:44 AM
  • "The iPhone Cedes World Dominance to the Samsung Galaxy S3 for Now" The Atlantic Wire 8:45 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy SIII Beats iPhone 4S To Be Top-Selling Smartphone Globally In Q3; iPhone 5 To Be Top In Q4: Analyst" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "Samsung Unseats Apple" [Video Report] CNBC 2:06 PM
  • "Apple drops out of China top 5 smartphone list" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Apple kicked out of China smartphone top 5 by, er, Yulong and pals" The Register 7:53 AM
  • "Is Samsung Moving Away from Apple or Moving Closer?" WSJ Blogs 7:41 AM
  • "Apple's Software Boss Takes a Seat at Ferrari's Table" Wired 8:32 AM
  • "Apple executive and Ferrari fanatic Eddy Cue joins board of Italian luxury-car maker" Digital Trends 8:28 AM
  • "Eddy Cue joins Ferrari board of directors" TUAW 10:15 AM
  • "David Cameron tests iPad 'government dashboard' app: The Prime Minister has tested a specially-developed app that acts as a government 'dashboard', allowing him to keep track of live statistics on key areas such as jobs and housing." Telegraph 8:23 AM
  • "Revealed! Prime Minister's iPad 'dashboard' for controlling Britain: Undoubtedly the biggest IT story of the day - if not the year - is the news that David Cameron's custom 'iPad app' is now in testing." The Register 7:53 AM
  • "David Cameron web app: Fresh details emerge" ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "iOS 6 iPhones and iPads get security thumbs-up from UK government" ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Unlocked iPhones arrive at Dick Smith -but should you buy unlocked?" iTWire 7:45 AM
  • "Houston T-Mobile customers with unlocked iPhones get a speed boost" Houston Chronicle 11:17 AM
  • "Apple Store shoppers can send Passbook-compatible gift cards: Shoppers can also use Siri to help them find prices." Ars Technica 11:08 AM
  • "Video: Steve Jobs -- the lost interview with the late Apple co-founder" Silicon Valley 2:36 PM
  • "The Island of Lost Apple Products" Wired 7:41 AM
  • "Chicago man shot 5 times over iPhone" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 8:11 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Microsoft Brings Star Trek's Voice Translator to Life: Software turns English into synthesized Chinese almost instantly." Technology Review 7:26 PM
  • "Slax is bare bones modular Linux" TG Daily 12:00 PM
  • "PlayStation: The Official Magazine goes under" TG Daily 12:00 PM
  • "Butterfly wings may inspire cleaner high-tech surfaces" EE Times 11:47 AM
  • "Amazon, Microsoft and Google targeted by cloud provider Joyent: Joyent today released Joyent7, the latest upgrade to its cloud OS" Network World 11:39 AM
  • "Chinese ex-hacker says working for the government would be too boring" IDG News Service 11:38 AM
  • "Pinterest Secret Boards Keep Your Pinning Under Wraps" PC Magazine 11:35 AM
  • "Sony network strategy chief quits" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:10 AM
  • "Zero-day PDF exploit reportedly defeats Adobe Reader sandbox protection: The exploit targets a previously unknown vulnerability in Adobe Reader, Group-IB researchers say" IDG News Service 10:31 AM
  • "Hitachi Announces All Solid-State Storage Array" InformationWeek 11:16 AM
  • "BlackBerry 10 Security Certified For U.S. Government Use Ahead Of Launch — But Still No BB10 Devices Til Q1 2013" TechCrunch 11:57 AM
  • "Qualcomm Value Surpasses Intel's on Robust Smartphone Demand" Bloomberg 10:22 AM
  • "New Mastercard has LCD screen and keyboard: A credit card with an LCD display and built-in keyboard has been launched in Singapore by Mastercard." BBC 10:19 AM
  • "World of Warcraft pandas help boost Activision profits" BBC 10:19 AM
  • "Verizon won't charge Sandy victims for voice and text usage" CNET News 10:03 AM
  • "Gaping hole in Google service exposes thousands to ID theft: A security flaw accessible via Google's UK motor insurance aggregator Google Compare has potentially exposed vast numbers of drivers to identity theft." The Register 12:08 PM
  • "Google reaches out to the 'next billion': Google launched a service on Thursday it hopes will push millions of people in the developing world to access the Internet - and Google's ads - via basic mobile phones." Reuters 10:06 AM
  • "Bram Stoker Books Get Google Doodle Treatment" PC Magazine 11:35 AM
  • "Twitter mistakenly resets passwords of large number of users" Reuters 12:43 PM
  • "Kim Dotcom already having problems with new site Me.ga" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:42 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Ted Landau Plays Letterpress, Doesn't Buy an iPad Mini, and Picks Star Wars" MacNotables 11:24 AM
  • "5by5 | The Critical Path #62: The New Chess Game" asymco 8:37 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Initial Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad mini Orders Should Arrive On Nov. 21" App Advice 2:08 PM
  • "Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular pre-order shipments arrive November 21" MacDailyNews 4:58 PM
  • "LTE iPad mini Pre-Orders May Arrive By Thanksgiving" BGR 5:19 PM
  • "Apple seeks direct product production from material makers, say sources" DigiTimes 8:04 AM
  • "iPad mini 2 release date, rumours and leaked images" Macworld UK 9:36 AM
  • "Made For iPhone manufacturers may have to comply with Apple's supplier responsibility code" TUAW 5:10 PM
  • "Foxconn warns over iPhone 5 supply" TG Daily 8:14 AM
  • "AT&T: iPhone 5 supplies improving" ZDNet 5:10 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Builder Foxconn Says Supply Can't Match Demand" eWeek 5:10 PM
  • "Apple Confirms iTunes Connect Holiday Shutdown December 21-28" MacStories 2:01 PM
  • "Yawns may greet Microsoft Office port to iOS and Android: Microsoft Office: will be moving off the PC and the Windows OS to two mobile platforms, iOS and Android, in early 2013" Network World 8:16 AM
  • "Office for iOS/Android rumor gets teeth: Subscription model hinted" ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Office for iOS tipped for March, Android due later" Crave @ CNET 8:17 AM
  • "Apple is granted a patent on the rectangle. No, really: Hey, you can still make one if it has sharp corners" The Register 12:18 PM
  • "Apple sells 3 million iPads in 3 days" DigiTimes 8:04 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Invents Very Cool Next-Gen Dual Mode Headphones!" Patently Apple 8:02 AM
  • "Apple examining headphones that can double as loudspeakers" AppleInsider 7:52 AM
  • "Future Apple iPhones, iPads may have internal fans" AppleInsider 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Invents a New Streamlined Cooling System for iPhone" Patently Apple 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Reinvents Retail Packaging Transformer Style" Patently Apple 9:18 AM
  • "Apple Wants To Protect Your Audio, Video Data" MacNews 9:21 AM
  • "Apple Eyes Ways To Improve Podcasting" MacNews 9:21 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Power Cable With A Security Feature" MacNews 9:44 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Apple releases bug-fix update for 2012 MacBooks" MacFixIt 8:32 PM
  • "Apple Releases MacBook Air & MacBook Pro Update 2.0" The Mac Observer 7:14 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Aerox For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:48 AM
  • "Centipede: Origins For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:48 AM
  • "Shellrazer For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:48 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales (5th generation)" MacPrices 7:43 AM
  • "Walmart Will Offer The iPad 2 At A Price Lower Than iPad mini As Part Of Black Friday Deal" Redmond Pie 2:11 PM
  • "Get a Retina display iPod Touch from the Apple Store for $129" 9 to 5 Mac 8:45 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 11 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:37 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Fourth-generation iPad is faster, stronger, better" Macworld 8:29 AM
  • "Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi only tablet review" The Register 7:53 AM
  • "Apple iPad Mini is Gorgeous, But Not the Best [Review] Mashable 8:12 AM
  • "iPad mini review" iMore 7:09 PM
  • "Apple Ipad Mini review: The pint-sized tablet impresses with its great design and bumper app selection" The Inquirer 9:35 AM
  • "13" Retina MacBook Pro review: more pixels, less value/The Retina display is gorgeous, but comes with compromises." Ars Technica 8:36 AM
  • "Review: LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt SSD" MacTrast 10:33 AM
  • "iPad mini camera review" iMore 11:34 AM
  • "Camera Showdown: The Fifth Generation iPod touch Compared To Its Predecessor" App Advice 8:23 AM
  • "Volkswagen versus iPhone 5: CNET hooks up the iPhone 5 to its biggest accessory, a 2012 Volkswagen Golf R." CNET Reviews 8:49 PM
  • "OWC Aura Pro SSD for Retina MacBook Pro (Verdict: faster and cheaper" ZDNet 1:17 PM
  • "Upgrade: OWC Aura Pro -internal flash storage for the Retina MacBook Pro" Bare Feats 1:16 PM
  • "Review: Netatmo Weather Station and your iOS device let you monitor the weather" Macworld 12:18 PM
  • "Take Smarter Notes With Livescribe's Sky Wi-Fi Pen" AllThingsD 8:49 AM
  • "iPhone 5 case review: Four kickstand cases for hands-free viewing" Macworld 8:13 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Angry Birds Star Wars review:: Angry Birds strikes back with new birds and levels" CNET Reviews 8:49 PM
  • "Angry Birds Star Wars HD Review" 148Apps 8:32 AM
  • "Angry Birds Star Wars review: Rovio blends the best of its previous games with interesting new ideas" Macworld UK 8:31 AM
  • "Angry Birds Star Wars: These Are The Birds You're Looking For [Review] Cult of Mac 8:27 AM
  • "Angry Birds Star Wars review - Great shot,┬ákid" Polygon 8:23 AM
  • "Evernote cleans house with its latest iOS app: Version 5 of the notetaking app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch offers a new home screen with quicker access to key features." CNET News 1:17 PM
  • "FitBit Zip review: Get fit with this wireless activity monitor, which syncs with Mac, iPhone or iPad" Macworld UK 8:31 AM
  • "Super Crate Box for iPad and iPhone review: One screen, ten crates, a thousand deaths in this unforgiving yet joyful action-platformer" Macworld UK 8:31 AM
  • "Artificial-Intelligence Professor Makes a Search App to Outsmart Siri" AllThingsD 7:59 AM
  • "Turn Your iPhone Or iPad Into An Aquarium And Let Digital Fish Rule Your Life" Mac 360 7:44 AM
  • "Epic Adventures: Cursed Onboard Review" 148Apps 8:33 AM
  • "Wraithborne Review" 148Apps 2:11 PM
  • "Super Ninja Therapy Review" 148Apps 9:34 AM
  • "PipeLand Roll Review" 148Apps 2:19 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "Controlling a UIViews properties for iPad: In this blog we'll examine how to create a view object in Interface Builder that is backed by a UIView. We'll control the view's color and alpha channel properties by using sliders. The app will demonstrate how to force a view to refresh after a property of it has been changed." The iPhone Developer Resource 8:37 AM
  • "How to Upgrade Your MacBook Pro to an SSD" Mactuts+ 8:36 AM
  • "Fix a Buggy iPhone Speaker with a Cotton Swab" Lifehacker 8:28 AM
Tips
  • "Enabling Parental Controls in iBooks" iLounge 5:19 PM
  • "Siri Can Now Search the Apple Store" Macdrifter 9:36 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Reconciling the iPad Mini with Apple's Retina obsession: Apple created the Retina display brand as a key selling point for its leading products. Is the iPad Mini an exception? Or is it only a matter of time before it goes Retina too."  CNET News 8:54 PM
  • "Android is the new Windows" ["You never heard an argument from me; it was inevitable that Android (or another competitor) would overtake iOS with a licensing strategy. There are certainly more Windows PCs out there, but people haven't stopped buying Macs – and Apple hasn't stopped being profitable with them."] The Chris Pirillo Show 7:27 PM
  • "Is Microsoft's Surface a pathfinder to the iPad's future?"  AppleTell 7:09 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 7:09 PM
  • "Apple is Losing its Tablet Market Share, can iPad Mini Help?" The Motley Fool 5:20 PM
  • "What The Apple Critics Are Missing" Forbes 5:20 PM
  • "Grave Apple Worries for 2013" TheStreet 5:20 PM
  • "I Hope Apple Can Design A Better Siri-Enabled Watch Than This" App Advice 5:20 PM
  • "Apple Running Out of New Markets for iPhone, iPad: Pro" CNBC 5:15 PM
  • "What The Apple Critics Are Missing" Forbes 5:12 PM
  • "American Government: By Apple Inc./If Apple were to write an open letter to the U.S. Government – it could look like the letter below."  Forbes 10:33 AM
  • "Former Apple sales exec says Tim Cook is tech 'lightweight'" CNET News 1:17 PM
  • "Is Apple's Tim Cook A Leader Or A Manager? Former Apple Executive Tells His View" Examiner 2:37 PM
  • "Fake Steve Jobs' revenge" Fortune 7:16 PM
  • "What's It Like To Work For Tim Cook? A Former Apple Sales Exec Dishes"  ReadWrite 9:03 AM
  • "How Is Tim Cook Not Livid When Apple Steals From Children?"  MacNewsWorld 8:48 AM
  • "Video: Nightline on Apple" Fortune 8:45 AM
  • "Law Firm CIOs Back Personal Devices, Pan Windows 8" MacNews 8:41 AM
  • "Why did Apple release the iPad 4 so soon after the iPad 3? Competition, the holidays, and small, necessary updates could all be culprits." Ars Technica 8:36 AM
  • "Why Steve Jobs Was 'Dead Wrong' About the iPad Mini: Blodget" Daily Ticker 8:26 AM
  • "Reality Absorption Field: Sizing up the iPad mini" TUAW 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Has Peaked. Apple Is Doomed. Innovation Is Dead At Apple. CEO Tim Cook Must Go?" Mac 360 7:44 AM
  • "Why The Tech Media Has Difficulty Comparing Apples To Apples (or, Siri vs. Google's Search)" PixoBebo 7:44 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Microsoft Pranked People with a Live Floor Tile That Knocked Down a Wall in the Middle of a City" Gizmodo 8:53 PM
  • "Microsoft's increasingly mobile Office" iTWire 4:24 PM
  • "Gigabyte Osmium Keyboard: Great Design, Poor Accuracy" HotHardware 12:30 PM
  • "How hackers scrape RAM to circumvent encryption" ZDNet 12:24 PM
  • "Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p Tiny review" ZDNet 12:23 PM
  • "With Millions Paid in Hacker Bug Bounties, Is the Internet Any Safer?" Wired 12:16 PM
  • "The mobile tech IQ test: Are you smarter than your smartphone?" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 11:18 AM
  • "Tablets Cause Wi-Fi Stress: Truth And Fiction" InformationWeek 11:17 AM
  • "Time for an open discussion about Android" V3 12:12 PM
  • "Google's Jam with Chrome Lets You and Three Friends Rock Out Remotely" Techland 12:10 PM
  • "Google Search's New Look Leaves Room for Answers" Techland 12:10 PM
  • "Third of Google employees avoiding G+" Mashable 11:50 AM
  • "Seven ways to make Gmail faster" Entrepreneur [Free Registration Required] 11:15 AM
  • "Making Big Data easy on the eyes: Tableau Software turns huge data sets into beautiful graphics. And now it has one of tech's most powerful companies as a partner." Fortune 11:14 AM
  • "AT&T Moves Dramatically Towards 'Internet Everywhere'" Forbes 11:12 AM
  • "The cloud as data-center extension: Customers talk about moving to the cloud because they ran out of room, and their lessons learned." Computerworld 10:32 AM
  • "10 Must-Have Games for 2012" [Slideshow] CNBC 9:58 AM
  • "Qualcomm Wired For Wireless Success" [Video Report] CNBC 9:54 AM
  • "Galaxy S3 takes No. 1 position in smartphone market: research" Reuters 10:06 AM
  • "Hands on with Square Wallet, now ready for lattes at Starbucks" GigaOM 9:29 AM
  • "How To Use Electronics All Day Without Destroying Your Body" TechCrunch 10:15 AM
  • "Wi-Fi vs. Powerline" PCWorld 10:09 AM
  • "Review: Android 4.2 is a better flavor of Jelly Bean" TechHive 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Could Emerge A Winner From Mobile Warfare" Seeking Alpha 7:52 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "The Problem With the iPad mini" MacMost [cartoon] 8:36 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "An iPhone case that shoots pepper spray (yes, really)" NBC News 9:33 PM
  • "Tour Italy via your iPhone or iPad" TUAW 5:20 PM
  • "Edible iPhone case goes on sale in Japan: Japan's never-ending quest to fulfil stereotypes about its slightly eccentric approach to technology continued this week after reports emerged of an iPhone 5 case made entirely of edible rice crackers." The Register 12:16 PM
  • "LifeProof Fré Case Gives iPhone 5 Users Rugged Protection" MacPrices 11:34 AM
  • "Can't stop texting and driving? These apps can help" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:31 AM
  • "Pulse 3.0 For Android and iOS Launches With Unlimited Pages, Better Search & More" TechCrunch 11:17 AM
  • "Cloud Accounting Startup FreshBooks Brings Invoicing On-The-Go To The iPad" TechCrunch 10:41 AM
  • "Fotopedia Launches Its Italy App And iPad-Only AdStories Ad Format" TechCrunch 10:41 AM
  • "Make Your Own Papercraft iPhone 4/4S/5 Dock" Cult of Mac 10:09 AM
  • "Tumblr goes native iOS" BetaNews 9:34 AM
  • "FreshBooks accounting app jumps to the iPad" Macworld 9:34 AM
  • "Cloud Accounting Startup FreshBooks Brings Invoicing On-The-Go To The iPad" TechCrunch 9:11 AM
  • "Graphisoft sponsors BIM Symposium at ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX 2012)" Architosh 9:09 AM
  • "Orderly 2.2 Update Brings Location-Based Reminders to the Gesture-Friendly To-Do List iPhone App" PRNewswire 8:58 AM
  • "Nordic Naturals® Releases Omega-3 Mobile App" PRNewswire 8:58 AM
  • "Publications International's iCookbook™ Team Debuts Butterball® Cookbook Plus App" PRWeb 8:56 AM
  • "Macy's Unveils First Indoor-Positioning iPhone App in the Retail Industry" PRWeb 8:56 AM
  • "LoveCases source iPod cases for the new devices" PRWeb 8:56 AM
  • "The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth Now Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android Devices from Kabam and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment" Business Wire 8:53 AM
  • "Fotopedia Introduces 'AdStories', a New Ad Format Designed for the iPad" Business Wire 8:53 AM
  • "New App by Fotopedia Brings Italy to You on the New iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone 5: Discover the Beautiful Country as you have never seen it before" Business Wire 8:53 AM
  • "Episode 4 of 'Walking Dead: The Game' Is Out" Touch Arcade 8:53 AM
  • "Opera Web Pass Gives Mobile Subscribers Access To Pay-As-You Go Internet Access, No Data Plan Required" TechCrunch 8:52 AM
  • "Evernote version 5.0 for iOS is out! Features a fresh design and curious new navigation" The Next Web 8:45 AM
  • "Learning About Knives with This App Will Make You a Better Cook" Gizmodo 8:23 AM
  • "LaCie CloudBox: 'family cloud' storage" iTWire 8:23 AM
  • "The new Fayve iPad app lets you sort movies like Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen" The Next Web 8:01 AM
  • "Dual SIM Adapter Card for iPhone 5 / 4s / 4 (with Frost White Back Case)" USBfever 8:00 AM
  • "Colorized Launches To Help iPhone Users Turn Any Photo Into Social Sketches" TechCrunch 8:00 AM
  • "Angry Birds Star Wars; Definitely Not The Last Angry Birds You'll Ever Buy" Apple Bitch 8:55 AM
  • "May the birds be with you: Angry Birds Star Wars is here" The Next Web 8:01 AM
  • "Angry Birds Star Wars Blasts Off On Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows 8 (Sorry BlackBerry Users)" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "99Games Remixes Nightclub Mayhem to Version 2.0 on iPad and Mac" prMac 8:53 PM
  • "99Games announces WordsWorth v4.0 with iPhone 5 support" prMac 8:53 PM
  • "Focus Point enhances photo browsing experience on iPads" prMac 8:52 AM
  • "Award-Winning ReturnGuru puts Receipt Management at Users' Fingertips" prMac 8:52 AM
  • "Soccer toughness releases iPhone app" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Death Row Drawings in the AppStore" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Brand New PowerSketch 2.0 Goes Free For A Limited Time" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Death Row Drawings in the AppStore" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "GMAC releases The Official Guide for GMAT Review - 13th Edition" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Flag Quiz for iOS" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "The Owl And The Pussycat App Brings Classic Poetry To Children" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "ShotList App For Film And Video Makers Gets A Big Boost" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Go! Candy - Candy The Magic Dinosaur Hits iOS Market" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Bubble Breaker: Insanely Addictive Lite for your iPhone/iPod/iPad" prMac 7:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Watch For Microsoft To Acquire Nokia, Nvidia: With Surface already out and a Windows Phone possibly on the way, it's clear that Microsoft means to become a big player in hardware -- but it will need to open up its checkbook." InformationWeek 11:17 AM
  • "Bungled mobile bet will be Ballmer's swan song: Windows 8 and Surface could send Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer packing by this time next year" InfoWorld 11:18 AM
  • "Can Microsoft put their new enterprise jigsaw together?" ZDNet 12:23 PM
  • "Microsoft filing says Google's Motorola is entitled to $1.2 million in FRAND royalties for 2012" Foss Patents 9:31 AM
  • "Windows 8 is 84 percent less frustrating than Windows 7, report says" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Win 8 compatibility an issue for Asian firms" ZDNet 12:23 PM
  • "Why isn't Microsoft's answer to Siri built into Windows 8?" PCWorld 11:36 AM
  • "Windows Phone Store boasts new ways to find apps: Windows Phone 8 flaunts fancier app store with curated and personalized content." CNET 12:42 PM
  • "Microsoft patent spies on consumers to enforce DRM" ZDNet 12:23 PM
  • "Xbox Surface: Does a Standalone Gaming Tablet Make Sense?" Techland 12:10 PM
  • "Lenovo expects convertible PCs will rise past tablets: Lenovo's CEO said interest in tablets is starting to fade" IDG News Service 10:30 AM
  • "Smartphones and tablets -- PC giant Lenovo's next frontier" Reuters 9:51 AM
  • "Lenovo Profit Rises 13% as Share Overtakes Hewlett-Packard" Bloomberg 9:52 AM
  • "Lenovo Q2 net profit rises 13% on solid PC sales" MarketWatch 9:40 AM
  • "Lenovo shakes off PC industry gloom" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:10 AM
  • "Profit Growth Slows at Lenovo" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:33 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Unveils Faster Servers With Itanium Chips" Bloomberg 12:37 PM
  • "HP plugs eight-core Itanium into five servers" EE Times 10:59 AM
  • "HP and Intel Inject New Life Into Itanium, Ending Lawsuit — For Now" AllThingsD 2:05 PM
  • "Intel, HP tout newest Itanium server technology" Reuters 2:05 PM
  • "Intel, H-P Unveil New Chips, Servers" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:05 PM
  • "Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager Tackles BYOD: Dell said its Wyse acquisition would lead to BYOD progress -- and with its new mobile management tool, the company finally shows its hand." InformationWeek 10:07 AM
  • "Oracle buys Instantis for project portfolio management software: The move heats up Oracle's rivalry with IBM and CA in the PPM market" IDG News Service 11:19 AM
  • "Oracle Bulks Up Cloud Apps With Instantis Buy" WSJ Blogs 12:39 PM
  • "Oracle Buys Yet Another Project Portfolio Management Firm" InformationWeek 12:45 PM
  • "Oracle to buy Instantis: Spending binge continues" ZDNet 12:21 PM
  • "Oracle To Buy Instantis" Forbes 9:59 AM
  • "Intel predicts 'office as a service'" ZDNet 12:24 PM
  • "Intel unveils Itanium 9500 processors for Unix, mainframe OSes" ZDNet 12:21 PM
  • "Forbes Earnings Preview: Cisco Systems" Forbes 12:36 PM
  • "Cisco replaces collaboration group head again: Symantec exec is third leader of struggling unit this year; Winge leaves company" Network World 11:40 AM
  • "Cisco Collaboration Boss Exits, Symantec Vet Joins" CRN 10:28 AM
  • "Cisco patch plugs password security flaws" V3 12:13 PM
  • "Qualcomm, Globalfoundries gain in chip sales rankings" EE Times 10:59 AM
  • "Obama tech adviser says re-election sets stage for progress on spectrum" IDG News Service 11:36 AM
  • "Tech groups win poll victory on tax: San Francisco's tech industry enjoyed a victory when voters passed a law to reform the city's corporate tax law." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:09 AM
  • "Rights groups want taskforce to advise on US tech legislation" V3 12:13 PM
  • "Silicon Valley hopes to reboot startup visas in 2013: Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and other tech firms are calling for new visas for entrepreneurs and skilled engineers. So far, though, neither the White House nor Congress has been paying attention." CNET News 10:03 AM
  • "Silicon Valley's second-term wish list" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:15 PM
  • "The Best Products of 2012: These are the 99 products and services that we deemed the best of the best this year. Before you start your holiday shopping, consult this list." PC Magazine 11:35 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Biz Break: Apple's production issues reportedly ease, but stock still dropping; Wall Street's slide continues" Silicon Valley 8:29 PM
  • "Apple shares fall more than 3.6 percent: One of the hottest Tech Stocks only a couple of months ago, Apple has turned ice cold—despite new endorsements today." CNET News 5:14 PM
  • "Apple Drops Another 3.6%, Analyst Calls Sell-Off 'Overdone'" The Mac Observer 7:09 PM
  • "Apple Set to Pass Libor as Second Most Popular Note Underlying: Sales of U.S. structured notes tied to the share price of Apple Inc. (AAPL) climbed to $1.47 billion this year, on the verge of overtaking the London interbank offered rate as the second most commonly linked underlying." Bloomberg 5:11 PM
  • "The Repricing Of Apple Shares Should Be Nearly Over" Seeking Alpha 5:09 PM
  • "Apple Now Well Below Consensus Price Target" Seeking Alpha 5:10 PM
  • "Options Action: Apple's Fall" [Video Report] CNBC 5:10 PM
  • "Apple and the Fiscal Cliff" CNBC 2:06 PM
  • "The Nasdaq Now: Apple Falls Again, but Is the Sell-Off 'Overdone'?" Minyanville 11:34 AM
  • "Apple's Biggest Bull Unfazed By Bear Market" WSJ Blogs 11:32 AM
  • "Has Apple Lost Its Appeal? Andy Hargreaves, Pacific Crest Securities analyst, explains why he has an 'outperform' rating on the stock and $670 price target." [Video Report] CNBC 11:31 AM
  • "One Encouraging Sign for Apple's Stock" Forbes 10:58 AM
  • "Apple: Still Calm Before The Storm" ["I am a huge fan of Apple products and their ability to de-clutter technology for everyday use. Court battles, cost cutting, strong-handed negotiations with carriers are not their essence and to me are signs that they are starting to pay too much attention to the objects in their rearview mirror."] Seeking Alpha 10:10 AM
  • "If Apple Were Not A Tech Stock It Would Be Trading at $1000/share and Worth Every Penny" Benzinga 9:36 AM
  • "Apple Deepens Tumble into Bear Market Territory" FOXBusiness 11:15 AM
  • "Topeka: Sticking with a target two times Apple's current price/With Apple trading below $550, Brian White's price target still stands at $1,100" Fortune 11:14 AM
  • "Apple Economy's 'Fiscal Cliff' Saved by AT&T's Checkbook" TheStreet 9:33 AM
  • "Wall Street Is Crushing Apple" BGR 8:48 AM
  • "Oppenheimer: Apple's Stock Is Ready To Jump Back To $620" Business Insider 8:00 AM
  • "Apple's Dividend Set to Surge: Though Apple yields just under 2%, its dividend could double within three years." Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:42 AM
  • "At $558, Apple's share price may never have been cheaper" Fortune 7:42 AM
  • "Apple shares could fall to $425 without creativity injection" Macworld UK 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Selloff: About a Year Too Soon" TheStreet 7:42 AM
  • "Is It Apple, The Fiscal Cliff, Risk Aversion, Or All Of The Above?" Seeking Alpha 7:42 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks fall ahead of China data/Asia stocks lost further ground on Friday, hit by another day of post-U.S.-election fallout and Europe worries, with the decline coming ahead of key Chinese economic data due later in the day." MarketWatch 9:30 PM
  • "Apple falls again and Qualcomm, Juniper gain: Nvidia higher ahead of earnings; Apple selloff called 'overdone'" MarketWatch 12:27 PM
  • "U.S. stocks drop on Europe, fiscal cliff: Upbeat data on the jobs market fails to keep equities in the green" MarketWatch 5:00 PM
  • "Stocks Pummeled by Eurozone, Fiscal Cliff Worries" TheStreet 5:00 PM
  • "Stocks tumble 1% on fiscal cliff fears" CNNMoney 5:01 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Decline Amid Greece, Fiscal Cliff Concerns" Bloomberg 5:01 PM
  • "Dow Slides 121 Points" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:01 PM
  • "Stocks: Investors cautious after steep sell-off" CNNMoney 9:28 AM
  • "G4S leads U.K. stock lower in choppy trade" MarketWatch 12:35 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks lower U.S. fiscal issues loom" MarketWatch 9:34 AM
  • "Asian Shares Fall as Focus Turns to Fiscal Cliff" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:34 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Greek woes weigh on Europe stocks in late action" MarketWatch 12:29 PM
  • "Markets remain volatile despite Greek vote; investors remain worried by US fiscal cliff" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 12:29 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:18 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:19 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:37 PM
  • "Sell tech stocks now, not in three weeks" MarketWatch 9:40 AM

 
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