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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".

Today's MacUpdate Promo offers its MacUpdate Desktop for $20.00. "MacUpdate Desktop brings seamless 1-click app installs and version updates to your Mac. With a free MacUpdate account and MacUpdate Desktop 6, Mac users can now install almost any Mac app on with a single click, including thousands of titles not available in the Mac App Store."

  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:42 AM
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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

  • "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, kid" 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
  • "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
  • "Enabling Parental Controls in iBooks" iLounge 5:19 PM
  • "Siri Can Now Search the Apple Store" Macdrifter 9:36 AM
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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" [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" [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" [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" [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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