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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, November 9, 2012


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Weekend Highlights: Jury in the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finds the South Korean company must pay $539 million to Apple in damages—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; in other legal news, court documents reveal Apple did actually know "iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models" concerning touch disease; several articles at Triangle Business Journal cover Apple's close ties with Research Triangle Park, asking if area is actually ready for larger Apple presence, seeing possible revolution in area tech community with Apple's decision; Low End Mac warns of using SATA III drives in a Mac only equipped to handle SATA II; Jon Collins catches up with the creators of Mellel word processor for Mac; Apple blocks Steam app on iOS meaning you can no longer enjoy PC games on your iDevice, Killian Bell at Cult of Mac calls ban "silly".

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  • "How the iPad Mini Could Impact Future PC Sales"  Tech.pinions 10:08 AM
  • "Surprise! Apple has more enterprise savvy than Microsoft: IT likes to complain that Apple doesn't understand business, but the company's business presence continues to grow"  InfoWorld 10:26 AM
  • "Analyst: iPhone 5 supply no longer appears to be an issue"  Fortune 7:33 AM
  • "iPhone 5 supply closes in on U.S. demand" CNET News 1:53 PM
  • "Apple iPhone: five years on/Apple released its first iPhone in Britain five years ago today. Shane Richmond looks at the development of a device that has defined a category."  Telegraph 8:26 AM
  • "Is a U.S. address in Foxconn's future? Don't bet on it: The contract manufacturer for many of tech's biggest companies: including Apple: is reportedly mulling the opening of a U.S. presence. Treat the news with a grain of salt."  CNET News 7:13 AM
  • "Is Foxconn Coming to the United States?" Minyanville 7:27 AM
  • "UK judge slams Apple's 'lack of integrity' over Samsung apology farce"  V3 8:53 AM
  • "English Court Fines Apple Over The Samsung Apology"  Forbes 9:42 AM
  • "Judge slams Apple for 'lack of integrity' in Samsung legal battle" The Independent 10:29 AM
  • "Apple's Samsung apology includes 'false material'" BetaNews 2:14 PM
  • "Judge to re-examine jury foreman's role in Apple v Samsung trial" GoMo News 8:21 AM
  • "Apple-v-Samsung $1bn iPhone fine: 'Jury foreman was biased'" The Register 7:31 AM
  • "Judge Koh agrees to re-examine roles of Apple v Samsung jury foreman" Macworld UK 8:21 AM
  • "Judge to Review Juror Misconduct Claims in Samsung, Apple Case" PC Magazine 12:08 PM
  • "Apple and Samsung legal fees slashed by magistrate judge" Electronista 8:51 AM
  • "VirnetX Files New Lawsuit Against Apple" ["The accused products include the iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5th Generation, iPad 4th Generation, iPad mini, and the latest Macintosh computers. Due to their release dates, these products were not included in the previous lawsuit that concluded with a Jury verdict on November 6, 2012."] PRNewswire 9:46 AM
  • "After $368.2m award in patent lawsuit, VirnetX files another complaint against Apple" The Next Web 8:33 AM
  • "Apple slapped with another FaceTime suit by VirnetX" CNET News 9:45 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro X: Apple ProRes White Paper" Apple Support 5:23 PM
  • "Aperture: Aperture may quit on launch after update to Aperture 3.4.2" Apple Support 5:23 PM
  • "Logic Pro and Express: Rebuilding the Loop Index" Apple Support 5:24 PM
  • "Logic Pro/Express, MainStage: Compatible versions for OS X Lion" Apple Support 5:24 PM
  • "Tackle a Mac's name changing with sequential numbers: If a conflict occurs in sharing services, your Mac may start changing its name and append sequential numbers to the end of it." CNET Reviews 3:53 PM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Workarounds for two preference bugs" Macworld 1:53 PM
  • "Bring the Desktop to Your Users" Macworld 1:53 PM
  • "Overview of OpenGL Support on OS X" Geeks3D 9:18 AM
  • "How to set up your addresses in Messages" Macworld 8:51 AM
  • "How to get your pictures out of Aperture" Macworld 8:51 AM
  • "Google Chrome's Sham 'Do Not Track' Feature" ["So, after updating your Chrome browser to version 23, with the spanking new Do Not Track support, you might say 'Where is it?' You might think, oh, it must be turned on by default, since Google would surely want to protect my browsing privacy, and 75 percent of users say they'd like it on by default. Not so. It's off by default in Chrome."] PC Magazine 8:29 AM
  • "Mac Gems: FoldingText is a unique and versatile text editor" Macworld 10:02 AM
  • "Quicken Deluxe 2013 review: Intuit bumps the price on its personal finance software, but adds free mobile apps" PCWorld 7:33 AM
  • "Quicken 2013 vs. Mint: Is Intuit's free service better than its flagship software?" PCWorld 7:33 AM
  • "GoodSync A Good Back-Up/Sync Solution For Macs" MacNews 8:44 AM
  • "MacMost Now 785: Filling Cells In Numbers" MacMost 7:33 AM
  • "Set Three Separate Networking Names For Your Mac With Terminal [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:52 AM
  • "12 Ways To Use The 1,000 Features In The Mac's Premium Launcher App" Mac 360 7:17 AM
  • "4 Ways You'll Like Using The My Medical Mac App To Record Family Medical Information" BohemianBoomer 7:17 AM
  • "3 Free Ways To Delete The Mac's Trash Can (even when Empty Trash doesn't work)" NoodleMac 7:20 AM
  • "How To Draw Or Highlight Right On Top Of Your Mac's Screen With Highlight" TeraTalks 7:20 AM
  • "Try The Nifty Neato Mac Outliner Which Shares Outlines With iDevices And Evernote" Mac 360 7:20 AM
  • "One Of The iPhone's Most Popular To-Do List Apps Comes To The Mac" Mac 360 7:16 AM
  • "A Fun, Almost Free, Crazy Easy Way To Capture Pixel Colors Anywhere On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:21 AM
  • "Apple creatives --are you ready for the Adobe CS upgrade price rise?" Computerworld 9:23 AM
  • "A Few Thoughts On File Encryption And A Few Mac Apps That Encrypt Files" McSolo 7:17 AM
Press Releases
  • "Kalypso Media Digital is pleased to announce that Anna, their new horror adventure game for Mac, is now available for purchase and download via Steam and the iTunes Mac Store. Anna. The haunting story of Anna takes place in the remote Italian countryside, where an abandoned sawmill holds a sinister mystery. Anna is available on the iTunes App Store (Mac) and Steam for $9.99USD." Kalypso Media Digital 11:29 AM
  • "Apple releases QuickTime 7.7.3 for Windows, patches critical security vulnerabilities" ZDNet 11:22 AM
  • "Opera for Mac OS X patches six security vulnerabilities" ZDNet 11:22 AM
  • "LaunchBar 5.4" TidBITS 10:57 AM
  • "Aspyr Releasing Borderlands 2 for Mac on Nov. 20" Mac|Life 8:51 AM
  • "MonoPhix for Mac - Vintage Meets Technology" prMac 10:23 AM
  • "Cloud Outliner 1.0 for Mac OS X: Outliner with iCloud and Evernote Sync" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "Ultimate Mac: Final Cut Pro X dream machine" FairerPlatform 7:25 AM
  • "Mac Games: Last chance for the MacLegion bundle" FairerPlatform 7:25 AM
  • "OS X Maintenance: ClamXav, ML Cache Cleaner updates ship" FairerPlatform 7:24 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple donates $2.5M to Hurricane Sandy relief" 9 to 5 Mac 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Donates $2.5 Million to American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief" MacRumors 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Gives $2.5 Million To Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts, Raises Additional 'Millions' Via iTunes" TechCrunch 8:58 AM
  • "Apple gives $2.5 million to the Red Cross in aid of families and businesses affected by Sandy" The Next Web 9:45 AM
  • "Good guy Apple gives $2.5 million to Hurricane Sandy relief" Digital Trends 10:23 AM
  • "Docs prescribe iPad Mini - a perfect lab coat fit: Doctors glad that iPad Mini sticks with same interface as its bigger brother" Computerworld 3:13 PM
  • "Tablet survey: Apple products top holiday wish lists" Digital Trends 8:52 AM
  • "China Telecom Prepares for iPhone 5" [Paid Membership Required] 9:26 AM
  • "China Telecom expects iPhone 5 launch by year-end" MarketWatch 9:26 AM
  • "China Carriers To Start Selling iPhone 5 As Early As 20th November" M.I.C. Gadget 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 may be coming early to China" Fortune 10:38 AM
  • "China Telecom snags iPhone 5 for late-2012 launch" CNET News 1:43 PM
  • "Rumor: iPhone 5 To Hit China In A Matter Of Weeks" Apple Bitch 11:20 AM
  • "Watch: iPads in flight, or a cautionary tale about shopping at Walmart" The Next Web 8:38 AM
  • "iPhone senses you typing on table, bit of wood etc, turns vibes to text: bUt wH3rE \Re TH3 f7x,iNG kEYs @?" The Register 7:15 AM
  • "Apple Store at Mall at Millenia reopens Saturday" Orlando Sentinel [Free Registration Required] 7:14 AM
  • "The Magical Tech Behind Paper For iPad's Color-Mixing Perfection" Fast Company 8:41 AM
  • "British Airways planning to add support for Apple's Passbook" AppleInsider 8:55 AM
  • "Angry Birds Star Wars tops App Store chart in 2.5 hours: Rovio, the company behind the Angry Birds franchise, says the popularity of its new game broke its own previous records." CNET News 7:30 AM
  • "Feel The Force: Angry Birds Star Wars Tops U.S. App Store In Record 2.5 Hours, Says Rovio" TechCrunch 8:25 AM
  • "AT&T Commits To Less FaceTime Blocking: Customers with tiered data plans and LTE-capable iOS devices will soon be able to conduct FaceTime video calls over a cellular connection." InformationWeek 9:50 AM
  • "AT&T and FaceTime: Still Restricted, Only Less So" Techland 2:27 PM
  • "AT&T offering a $100 discount off iPad purchases with a two year data plan" iMore 8:52 AM
  • "AT&T Offers Cheap iPads ... But There's A Catch!" Forbes 10:21 AM
  • "Do the Math Before Leaping on AT&T's $100 Tablet Discount" LAPTOP Magazine 1:52 PM
  • "AT&T to be first U.S. carrier to subsidize Apple's iPad" AppleInsider 7:33 PM
  • "If You're Buying a $200 iPad From a Stranger at the Gas Station at Least Look at It First" Gizmodo 9:45 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "'Own Your Code': Facebook's Engineering Shift Tackles the Problem of Mobile" AllThingsD 11:29 AM
  • "Facebook Calls for Servers You Can Compost Like Coffee Grounds" Wired Magazine 11:18 AM
  • "Researchers find vulnerabilities in CryEngine 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3/Luigi Auriemma and Donato Ferrante of ReVuln also showed a vulnerability in the CryEngine 3 gaming platform" Techworld 11:05 AM
  • "Moore's Law Is Becoming Irrelevant: The CEO of ARM says power-efficient chips for mobile devices will move into desktops, laptops, and servers." Technology Review 11:02 AM
  • "Clear as ... paper? Scientists 'see' through solid layers: Scientists have developed a method to 'see through' layers of thin, solid material in a breakthrough that holds promise for medical imaging, nanotechnology — and the spy trade." Agence France-Presse 10:48 AM
  • "VMware releases micro version of Cloud Foundry PaaS" Network World 10:26 AM
  • "Wireless spectrum driving new design approaches" EE Times 10:08 AM
  • "Foxconn may release 130-inch TV products in the future, says company vice president" DigiTimes 10:06 AM
  • "Google TV Gains Access To Music & Movies In The UK, Germany And France Next Week" TechCrunch 11:01 AM
  • "Google allows bigger, faster Cloud SQL databases" ZDNet 11:23 AM
  • "Astronaut uses space internet to control robot on Earth" BBC 9:53 AM
  • "AT&T unveils pricing for Windows Phone 8X, Lumia 920, 820" CNET News 9:45 AM
  • "Yahoo tests new Windows 8-like home page" CNET News 9:45 AM
  • "HTC's Windows Phone 8X, Nokia Lumia 822 ship November 13" CNET News 9:45 AM
  • "Verizon to Complete 4G LTE Rollout by Mid-2013" PC Magazine 10:37 AM
  • "Meet The Texas Lawyer Suing Hundreds Of Companies For Using Basic Web Encryption" Forbes 8:28 AM
  • "YML Interview with Ben Bajarin of Techpinions about the iPad mini" Your Mac Life 3:26 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets industry analyst Stephen Baker, of the NPD Group, and Laptop magazine's Mike Prospero, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 1:30 PM
  • "Baldur's Gate for iPad: How a tiny team is bringing old school gaming back to tablets" Red Bull UK 12:07 PM
  • "Glenn Fleishman Takes Control of Messages in Mountain Lion" MacVoices 11:20 AM
  • "For Siri's New Competitor, SkyPhrase, Academia Isn't Big Enough for AI" Forbes 10:20 AM
  • "Commutist Podcast: Election dissection, ditching DSL and dumping the iPad" GigaOM 8:22 AM
  • "Exclusive: Apple iPhone 5 touchscreen glitch discovered by developer, we go hands-on" Recombu 6:24 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Could Have A Serious Hardware Based Touchscreen Problem [Video] Redmond Pie 6:24 PM
  • "Analyst: There are LOADS of iPhone 5s, Apple is keeping them back/Apple is not short on iPhone 5s but is likely to be holding them back artificially for commercial reasons, an analyst said today." The Register 10:39 AM
  • "It Is Getting Much Easier To Buy An iPhone 5" App Advice 8:25 AM
  • "iPad Mini + 4G LTE Ships in Two Weeks, 4th Gen, Even Sooner" PadGadget 10:57 AM
  • "Teardown: Apple iPad 4" EE Times 10:09 AM
  • "Apple's Lightning to Micro USB Adapter Dead on Arrival for Many Users"  MacTrast 3:07 PM
  • "How Big Of A Threat Can Intel Be To ARM's Mobile Dominance?" Seeking Alpha 10:39 AM
  • "GarageBand for iOS: Importing iTunes Match songs" Apple Support 5:24 PM
  • "Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012): Subtle white lines may appear in Mission Control" Apple Support 5:22 PM
  • "Apple Releases MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0" MacPrices 11:41 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "ProCam For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:25 AM
  • "Infinity Control: Starseed For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:25 AM
  • "Rat Fishing HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:25 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:35 AM
  • "AppyFridays Offering Bundle Of Mac Applications For Free" App Advice 2:08 PM

  • "Apple iPad (4th Generation, Wi-Fi)" PC Magazine 8:33 AM
  • "Apple iPad mini: hands-on/We take a closer look at what the new iPad mini is like to use" PC Advisor 10:40 AM
  • "Apple iPad Mini video review: Flash" V3 10:40 AM
  • "A week with the iPad mini" TUAW 2:15 PM
  • "A Week With the iPad Mini" Gizmodo 5:52 PM
  • "Lab Tested: The Mac mini, maximized with Fusion Drive" Macworld 8:51 AM
  • "Ballistic Tough Jacket For iPad Is More Case Than Most People Will Need [Review] Cult of Mac 1:53 PM
  • "id America Liquid & Mist Cases for iPhone 5 Review" Run Around Tech 9:18 AM
  • "Review: House of Marley Lively Up Leather Scout Pack laptop bag" Macworld 11:24 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Evernote 5: Don't Rush To Upgrade" BYTE 4:28 PM
  • "Facts, facts, & More Facts: 3 Free Facts Apps for iOS" The Mac Observer 8:59 PM
  • "Review: The Man App - THE Personal Assistant for Any Man That's in a Relationship" MacTrast 10:02 AM
  • "Angry Birds Star Wars review" iMore 9:26 AM
  • "Borderlands Legends HD Review" Mac|Life 8:51 AM
  • "Review: The World Ends With You brings fashion and quirkiness to action role-playing games" Macworld 9:42 AM
  • "CoPilot Live HD Premium review: Classy satnav app that works with Apple Maps" Macworld UK 8:55 AM
  • "Carmageddon for iPad and iPhone review: Racing game with cartoonish ultra-violence" Macworld UK 8:55 AM
  • "Devil's Attorney Review (for iPhone and iPad)" iSource 3:53 PM
  • "iRig Keys Review" 148Apps 2:08 PM
  • "Chip Chain Review" 148Apps 2:08 PM
  • "Hueless Review" 148Apps 1:53 PM
  • "Bit of Exercise Review" 148Apps 9:26 AM
  • "Swipe The Deck Review" 148Apps 10:22 AM
  • "WordTag Review" 148Apps 8:58 AM
  • "Skip Ahead & Rewind Podcasts in iOS" OS X Daily 3:51 PM
  • "iPhone 5 vs. Nexus 4: Which one should you get?" iMore 3:15 PM
  • "Using Shared Photo Streams on Windows 7" iLounge 3:13 PM
  • "Watch an iPhone 4S launch in a model rocket for science" TUAW 7:46 PM
  • "Charging an iPhone without AC power" Marco Arment 6:46 PM
  • "Attention Shoppers: Why the iPad Mini May Be the Retail World's New Best Friend" ClickZ 2:50 PM
  • "'Siri, When Will Personal Digital Assistants Finally Work?'" Wired 11:21 AM
  • "Apple sets its sites on the automotive industry" TG Daily 11:21 AM
  • "Is Apple really the world's most innovative company?" Electricpig 10:22 AM
  • "10 Suggested Features/Products For Apple" interopia 10:09 AM
  • "Steve Jobs: Guru of computing tool" EE Times 10:09 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Damned if you do..." Macworld [Insider Content] 10:02 AM
  • "Apple Is Done Growing? iPhone Sales Seen Hitting 100 Million Per Quarter" BGR 9:17 AM
  • "Apple Seems Slightly More Apologetic as It Removes Page Resizing Code" Gizmodo UK 8:58 AM
  • "Minding the store: Apple's Retail head was recently replaced. The hire seems to have been a mistake dealt with quite swiftly. It is tempting to think that the firing of a manager is due to a failure in their performance, measurable in quarterly reported metrics. But this is not often the case. It may be true of sales or some operations, but most strategic management decisions take months to make and years to implement before you can have the luxury of measured results. And even then the dependencies of performance are many and outside the control of specific managers." asymco 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's New iPad Patent Reveals The Absurdity Of Our Patent System" Daily Ticker 8:56 AM
  • "Time For Apple To Get Siri-Ous About Voice Technology" MacNews 8:44 AM
  • "Tim Cook Is One Of The Three People That Saved Apple" Business Insider 3:52 PM
  • "Former Apple Executive, David Sobotta, Spills On What It's Like To Work Under Tim Cook" RazorianFly 8:26 AM
  • "Former Apple executive blasts CEO Tim Cook in interview: Tim Cook is 'not a people person,' 'poor judge of character' and 'not a natural leader,' ex-employee says" Macworld UK 8:21 AM
  • "Sculley: Why Did Apple Compromise on iPad Mini?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 7:27 AM
  • "Chicken Little and Scott Forstall" YMP Now 7:23 AM
  • "When Will Apple Finally Get Rid Of The Worst Mac In The Lineup (who needs it?)?" Mac 360 7:16 AM
  • "Forget Apple's Next Great Thing– These 3 Things Are More Important" PixoBebo 7:16 AM
  • "Apple's 'inaccurate statements and False Innuendo'" The Register 7:14 AM
  • "With All Due Respect: The Patent System's Not Broken" Wired 7:13 AM
  • "Bug or feature? eBay drops wildcard search" I, Cringely 9:22 PM
  • "Wolverton: Watch out iPad, Google's Nexus 10 has your number" Contra Costa Times 2:27 PM
  • "Microsoft's Big Hidden Windows 8 Feature: Built-In Advertising" HotHardware 1:52 PM
  • "How to decide: should you buy an iPad mini, a Kindle Fire HD, or a Nexus 7?" ZDNet 11:22 AM
  • "Seven days with Nokia's Lumia 920: The good" ZDNet 11:21 AM
  • "Welcome to the new planned obsolescence" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:16 AM
  • "Quarter of web users run outdated browsers, say Kaspersky" V3 11:14 AM
  • "Gadget Lab Show: Nook HD and Samsung Galaxy Note II" Wired 11:17 AM
  • "Baig: Nexus 10, Nook HD are solid tablet choices" USA Today 11:12 AM
  • "Is a Blackberry bad for your health?" TG Daily 11:06 AM
  • "Google Chrome's Sham 'Do Not Track' Feature" PC Magazine 10:38 AM
  • "VMware Does Complicated Dance With Open Source" InformationWeek 10:24 AM
  • "How much storage do I really need on my smartphone?" CNET News 9:45 AM
  • "Moore's Second Law in the Age of Devices" TheStreet 9:37 AM
  • "Video Game Industry Faces Declines in October" PC Magazine 10:38 AM
  • "Video games continue an 11-month slide ahead of holidays" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:27 AM
  • "Is Nvidia's Changeover a Good Bet?" TheStreet 9:16 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Lifeproof Fre iPhone 5 case now available with Best Buy" GadgeTell 2:28 PM
  • "Your iPhone Runs on Dunkin - Dunkin Donuts App Released" 148Apps 2:08 PM
  • "Popular iOS IM app, 'imo', getting gorgeous redesign on Tuesday (Gallery)" 9 to 5 Mac 11:24 AM
  • "$3,500 OS X ModBook Pro gets revamped" TG Daily 11:21 AM
  • "Voice Travel Mate is Launched as the World's First Patented Travel Translation Companion on iPhone or iPad" PRWeb 10:34 AM
  • "Elegant iPad Mini Case Available for Immediate Shipping" PRWeb 10:34 AM
  • "LightArrow Adds Advanced To-Do Lists to LifeTopix Personal Organization App" PRWeb 10:34 AM
  • "Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Brings The Hobbit to Life Using Apple's Cutting-Edge eBook Technology" Business Wire 10:33 AM
  • "With Pepper Spray iPhone Case, You Can Defend Yourself And Wear Tight Jeans" TechCrunch 11:34 AM
  • "Man develops iPhone case that shoots pepper spray" Digital Trends 8:51 AM
  • "Gramophone Amplifies Your iPhone, Edison-Style" Mashable 8:41 AM
  • "Google Search Updated: Makes Numerous Improvements To Voice Search" App Advice 8:25 AM
  • "FINGA Touch Stylus and Eject Tool for Apple iPhones / iPads (WHITE)" USBfever 7:35 AM
  • "Desti, a Virtual Personal Assistant for Travel, Launches on iPad" AllThingsD 7:35 AM
  • "The Secret to Learning Numbers, Figures and Colors for a Child" prMac 1:40 PM
  • "Bumpy Rides with lots of Funny Faces - Funny Drive for iPhone and iPad" prMac 1:40 PM
  • "Holderness Media releases Echo Pad, effects and looping app for iOS" prMac 9:11 AM
  • "Kids discover the United Kingdom with Kitty's Trip to Europe for iOS" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "SillyTale MahJong Lite 1.0 for iPhone - Not easy Lite" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "Ship Master iPhone App Makes Holiday Shipping Care Free" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "PhotoNova+ now Available for Free on App Store" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "Space Craft 1.0 for iOS - High Definition Tactical Battle on 100 Planets" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "They Want to Get Everyone to Meditate!" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "One Photo - the iPhone app to enhance relations" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "Musketeers: Constance's Adventure Now Available on App Store" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "Laser Room Update Version 2.0 Available from the 1st of November" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "Engine Sounds 4.0 for iOS, now a Universal App" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "Doku - Play Sudoku with your friends" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "Class Warfare is real, and now iOS users can play as the One Percent" prMac 7:35 AM
  • "ADHD Organizer App Helps People with ADHD Succeed" prMac 7:35 AM
Computer Industry
  • "China PC Maker Lenovo Takes Top Spot From HP" Forbes 9:36 AM
  • "Lenovo 3Q12 global PC market share rises to 15.6%" DigiTimes 10:07 AM
  • "Bulls Go Bottom-Fishing in Dell" CNBC 9:35 AM
  • "Here comes the Windows Phone Hail Mary" CNNMoney 9:14 AM
  • "Wintel to help leading vendors promote sales of Windows 8 touch notebooks in US, say Taiwan makers: Microsoft and Intel will offer assistance to first-tier vendors to promote sales of Windows 8 touch-controlled notebooks in the US during the year-end peak sales period, with retail prices for 11.6-inch models possibly to be lowered to US$399, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers." DigiTimes 10:07 AM
  • "Windows 8 gets first critical Patch Tuesday security bulletins: The new OS faces threats of remote code execution" Network World 10:40 AM
  • "Windows 8, RT to get first critical security patches next Tuesday" CNET Reviews 9:44 AM
  • "Microsoft forced to ready critical Windows 8 patch" V3 11:14 AM
  • "Windows 8, Surface slabs ALREADY need critical security patch" The Register 11:10 AM
  • "Microsoft's IE 10 for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8: What's different" ZDNet 11:22 AM
  • "Some Surface covers are splitting seams: Microsoft is replacing some covers for the Surface tablet, Priceline names its price for Kayak, and GameFly adds PC games for download." CNET News 4:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Responds To Surface RT Touch Cover Tearing Issues" Forbes 11:32 AM
  • "Windows RT may struggle to win enterprise adoption" Techworld 11:04 AM
  • "Microsoft details its strategy for compiling Windows Phone apps in the cloud" ZDNet 11:21 AM
  • "Microsoft demos instant English-Chinese translation" BBC 9:53 AM
  • "Microsoft's translation breakthrough: Speak, and hear your voice in Chinese" ZDNet 11:22 AM
  • "Microsoft shows off real-time translation" TG Daily 11:06 AM
  • "Xbox 360 still one bright spot in weak video game market" CNET News 11:33 AM
  • "Do not downgrade new PCs to Windows 7, HP urges customers: Will not support Windows 8-to-Windows 7 moves with drivers, company-provided apps" Computerworld 11:04 AM
  • "HP: Look to the East, admins! Lo, it is Project Dawn/Dawn is approaching for HP storage, and the sun will rise on two new low-end 3PAR storage arrays providing a future for legacy EVA array users." The Register 11:11 AM
  • "HP gives mission-critical Integrity systems a new lease of life with Itanium 9500" V3 11:13 AM
  • "HP revs up Integrity, Superdomes for Itanium 9500s" The Register 11:11 AM
  • "HP unveils made-in-Singapore Itanium servers" ZDNet 11:23 AM
  • "The Pressure's on for Intel: Intel missed out on the shift to mobile computing. Now it finds itself in a precarious position." Technology Review 11:02 AM
  • "AMD Adds Second Board Member From Abu Dhabi" Bloomberg 9:34 AM
  • "AMD slashes prices of budget A-series and Athlon II processors" ZDNet 11:21 AM
  • "Can Cisco make a comeback?" CNNMoney 11:30 AM
  • "Cisco VP Mike Quinn Threatens to Stalk Memo Leaker" Opposing Vies 9:39 PM
  • "Cisco recommends McAfee switch for IronPort customers hit by Sophos flaws" IDG News Service 10:02 AM
  • "NASA Testing Interplanetary Internet System" PC Magazine 10:38 AM
  • "Top 10 technology priorities for president Obama" V3 11:14 AM
  • "Tablets beat out PCs on holiday shopping lists" TechHive 10:39 AM
  • "Mainstream and value PCs rule over high-end performance models, says IHS" DigiTimes 10:06 AM
  • "2013 IT salaries: 15 titles getting the biggest pay raises/Mobile application developers and wireless network engineers can expect a 9 percent and 7.9 percent increase in starting salaries" Network World 10:25 AM
  • "ARM chief tosses Moore's Law out with the trash, says efficiency rules all" Engadget 9:40 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Manic market back to buying Apple: at least for today: Cue the cliche about what a difference a day makes: especially when we're talking about shares of Apple."  CNET News 4:29 PM
  • "Apple, its mojo and Doug Kass: A hedge fund manager who helped drive the stock from $670 to $534 is buying now"  Fortune 3:53 PM
  • "The Apple question: Buy low or let 'er fall?" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 3:13 PM
  • "Apple dividend better than Treasurys" MarketWatch 1:40 PM
  • "Doug Kass: Time to Buy Apple Again" WSJ Blogs 12:09 PM
  • "AAPL: UBS Says Buy on EPS Upside, 'Product Momentum'" Barron's 1:46 PM
  • "Apple Target $425? Bond Guru Gundlach Now An Apple Guru?" The Motley Fool 1:45 PM
  • "Who'd Be Nuts Enough to Sell Apple? Opinion" TheStreet 2:04 PM
  • "It's Not Apple, It's The 'Fiscal Cliff,' Stupid" TheStreet 9:18 AM
  • "Does Apple Have a Parachute for the Fiscal Cliff?" The Motley Fool 10:38 AM
  • "Jim Cramer Worries for Apple Stock in 2013" TheStreet 9:18 AM
  • "Apple's Falling Stock Has Analysts Questioning the Company's Dominance" The Daily Beast 8:53 AM
  • "Have We Reached Peak Apple?" Forbes 10:01 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks edge up but post weekly losses: S&P, Dow have worst week since June in terms of percentage drop" MarketWatch 4:30 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Data Overshadow Fiscal Cliff Concern" Bloomberg 9:56 AM
  • "Stocks Climb as Data Offset Fiscal Worries" FOXBusiness 10:22 AM
  • "Stocks Finish Tough Week With Slight Gains" TheStreet 4:30 PM
  • "'Cliff' Fears Give Stocks Worst Week Since June" CNBC 4:31 PM
  • "Stocks end election week down 2%" CNNMoney 4:31 PM
  • "Blue Chips Finish in the Black" [Paid Membership Required] 4:31 PM
  • "Stocks head for third day of declines" CNNMoney 9:14 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks end lower, extend losses for the week" MarketWatch 9:20 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop 1.7% on week, Greece weighs/Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank drag Frankfurt's DAX 30 lower" MarketWatch 11:26 AM
  • "European Stocks, Euro Fall" [Paid Membership Required] 9:25 AM
  • "World stocks drop again as investors fear fallout from US fiscal problems" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 11:26 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:03 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:03 PM
  • "Two Ways to Separate Value from Vice Among High Technology Stocks" Forbes 9:36 AM

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