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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, November 10, 2012


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Friday 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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  • "HTC and Apple Settle Patent Dispute: All Patent Litigation Between the Companies Dismissed"/HTC and Apple® have reached a global settlement that includes the dismissal of all current lawsuits and a ten-year license agreement. The license extends to current and future patents held by both parties. The terms of the settlement are confidential.  Apple 8:37 PM
  • "Apple, HTC Settle Patent Dispute, Sign Licensing Pact" [Paid Membership Required] 9:15 PM
  • "HTC, Apple Settle Patent Fight" AllThingsD 8:48 PM
  • "Apple, HTC announce global settlement of patent disputes" CNET News 9:14 PM
  • "Apple and HTC settle global patent war" Reuters 8:50 PM
  • "Apple and HTC Settle Patent Dispute, Agree to Ten Year License" MacRumors 8:50 PM
  • "Apple and HTC settle all patent litigation with 10 year license agreement" The Verge 8:48 PM
  • "Apple And HTC Settle Remaining Lawsuits" TechCrunch 8:48 PM
  • "What Apple Can Learn From Microsoft About TV"  Cult of Mac 8:40 AM
  • "It's Time For Apple To Unleash A Major Software Overhaul"  Business Insider 8:59 AM
  • "Apple's next chip architecture transition will be inconvenient, but not the end of the world"  The Next Web 9:07 AM
  • "The iPad Mini design explained: An analyst offers her reasons for the iPad Mini's design. Apple was aiming at an eminently portable, light tablet, not a product with the latest and greatest display technology." ["'Maybe they could have done a Retina display, but they would have had to compromise on thickness and weight and price. And what's the impact on power consumption? Maybe there were more important things for them to do at this point,' she said."] CNET News 5:29 PM
  • "Apple's Stumbles: Bumps in the Road or More Serious? What's eating Apple? The question has been asked by nearly every Apple watcher following a brutal two-week stretch that began with a worse than expected earnings report, quickened after the ouster of a high-profile executive and culminated with news this week that it had fallen behind competitor Samsung in the smartphone wars."  CNBC 8:27 AM
  • "Sharks circling Apple after success story heads off the map: The technology firm has lost its co-founder, and now seems to be beginning to lose its way" The Observer 6:59 PM
  • "Why Apple's 'Rounded Corners' iPad Patent Isn't As Absurd As It Sounds" Business Insider 11:01 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung submit final pleadings before crucial December 6 hearing"  Foss Patents 12:14 PM
  • "UK court orders Apple to pay Samsung's legal fees in full after 'false and misleading' notice" The Verge 1:08 PM
  • "Patent troll hits Apple with iPhone screen rotation suit" iDownload Blog 11:55 AM
  • "Apple accused of 'lack of integrity' in Samsung battle" Metro UK 12:17 PM
  • "VirnetX sues Apple again after winning $368M patent trial verdict" AppleInsider 8:44 AM
  • "A fox hunt for fab client: Speculation on who might be seeking manufacturing site here turns to Foxconn" Albany Times Union 8:25 AM
  • "How the iPad Mini Could Impact Future PC Sales"  Tech.pinions 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "Analyst: iPhone 5 supply no longer appears to be an issue"  Fortune 11/9
  • "iPhone 5 supply closes in on U.S. demand" CNET News 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "Is Foxconn Coming to the United States?" Minyanville 11/9
  • "UK judge slams Apple's 'lack of integrity' over Samsung apology farce"  V3 11/9
  • "English Court Fines Apple Over The Samsung Apology"  Forbes 11/9
  • "Judge slams Apple for 'lack of integrity' in Samsung legal battle" The Independent 11/9
  • "Apple's Samsung apology includes 'false material'" BetaNews 11/9
  • "Judge to re-examine jury foreman's role in Apple v Samsung trial" GoMo News 11/9
  • "Apple-v-Samsung $1bn iPhone fine: 'Jury foreman was biased'" The Register 11/9
  • "Judge Koh agrees to re-examine roles of Apple v Samsung jury foreman" Macworld UK 11/9
  • "Judge to Review Juror Misconduct Claims in Samsung, Apple Case" PC Magazine 11/9
  • "Apple and Samsung legal fees slashed by magistrate judge" Electronista 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "After $368.2m award in patent lawsuit, VirnetX files another complaint against Apple" The Next Web 11/9
  • "Apple slapped with another FaceTime suit by VirnetX" CNET News 11/9
  • "OS XI: what we'd like to see/The features we'd like in the next, OS X 11, generation of the OS" TechRadar UK 9:33 AM
  • "Google Chrome's Sham 'Do Not Track' Feature" PC Magazine 8:48 AM
  • "I've been dealing with this 'perpetual updating' problem ever since we all upgraded to Mountain Lion. Absolutely everything we've tried fails. Apple needs to fix this huge bug... how can people work with failing calendars every day? I've been an Apple lover since the Lisa and find myself disgusted with Apple the past two months. This problem has cost us business and clients. Apple, get your S&*$# together. And fast." MacInTouch 9:05 AM
  • "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 11/9
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Workarounds for two preference bugs" Macworld 11/9
  • "Final Cut Pro X: Apple ProRes White Paper" Apple Support 11/9
  • "Aperture: Aperture may quit on launch after update to Aperture 3.4.2" Apple Support 11/9
  • "Logic Pro and Express: Rebuilding the Loop Index" Apple Support 11/9
  • "Logic Pro/Express, MainStage: Compatible versions for OS X Lion" Apple Support 11/9
  • "Add Events To OS X Calendar Directly From Conversation In Messages App" AddictiveTips 8:34 AM
  • "Bring the Desktop to Your Users" Macworld 11/9
  • "Overview of OpenGL Support on OS X" Geeks3D 11/9
  • "How to set up your addresses in Messages" Macworld 11/9
  • "How to get your pictures out of Aperture" Macworld 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "Mac Gems: FoldingText is a unique and versatile text editor" Macworld 11/9
  • "Quicken Deluxe 2013 review: Intuit bumps the price on its personal finance software, but adds free mobile apps" PCWorld 11/9
  • "Quicken 2013 vs. Mint: Is Intuit's free service better than its flagship software?" PCWorld 11/9
  • "GoodSync A Good Back-Up/Sync Solution For Macs" MacNews 11/9
  • "MacMost Now 785: Filling Cells In Numbers" MacMost 11/9
  • "Set Three Separate Networking Names For Your Mac With Terminal [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 11/9
  • "12 Ways To Use The 1,000 Features In The Mac's Premium Launcher App" Mac 360 11/9
  • "4 Ways You'll Like Using The My Medical Mac App To Record Family Medical Information" BohemianBoomer 11/9
  • "3 Free Ways To Delete The Mac's Trash Can (even when Empty Trash doesn't work)" NoodleMac 11/9
  • "How To Draw Or Highlight Right On Top Of Your Mac's Screen With Highlight" TeraTalks 11/9
  • "Try The Nifty Neato Mac Outliner Which Shares Outlines With iDevices And Evernote" Mac 360 11/9
  • "One Of The iPhone's Most Popular To-Do List Apps Comes To The Mac" Mac 360 11/9
  • "A Fun, Almost Free, Crazy Easy Way To Capture Pixel Colors Anywhere On Your Mac" Mac 360 11/9
  • "Mac OS 9 Lives Website Launched, Classilla 9.3.1 Released, and More Vintage Mac News" Low End Mac 2:40 PM
  • "Will OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard become Apple's Windows XP?" AppleTell 2:33 PM
  • "Apple creatives --are you ready for the Adobe CS upgrade price rise?" Computerworld 11/9
  • "A Few Thoughts On File Encryption And A Few Mac Apps That Encrypt Files" McSolo 11/9
Press Releases
  • "GraphicConverter 8.3.1 adds 'movie to animation' conversion" FairerPlatform 6:07 PM
  • "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 11/9
  • "Apple releases QuickTime 7.7.3 for Windows, patches critical security vulnerabilities" ZDNet 11/9
  • "Opera for Mac OS X patches six security vulnerabilities" ZDNet 11/9
  • "Aspyr Releasing Borderlands 2 for Mac on Nov. 20" Mac|Life 11/9
  • "MonoPhix for Mac - Vintage Meets Technology" prMac 11/9
  • "Cloud Outliner 1.0 for Mac OS X: Outliner with iCloud and Evernote Sync" prMac 11/9
  • "Mac Games: Last chance for the MacLegion bundle" FairerPlatform 11/9
  • "OS X Maintenance: ClamXav, ML Cache Cleaner updates ship" FairerPlatform 11/9
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple pays Swiss rail $21mn over clock dispute: report" AFP 4:25 PM
  • "Time is money: Apple pays $21M for clock design, says report" CNET News 6:20 PM
  • "Apple paid $20 million for iPad Clock design rights" iDownload Blog 4:19 PM
  • "Did This Clock Cost Apple $21 Million?" AllThingsD 6:27 PM
  • "Apple reportedly paid $21M to use Swiss Railway clock design" AppleInsider 7:00 PM
  • "Resale market for Apple iPads is booming: The release of Apple's fourth-generation iPad and iPad Mini this month has created a booming resale market for used tablets, spawning a virtual yard sale where eager fanboys can get a bundle of cash to put toward their next Apple purchase." San Jose Mercury News 3:32 PM
  • "Best Apple Black Friday 2012 Deal is on iPad 2" I4U News 4:27 PM
  • "Walmart pre-Black Friday online sale: HDTV, iPad, HP laptop deals" ["Apple iPad 2 Bundle $399.00"] Examiner 3:31 PM
  • "Walmart Employees Fired After Throwing and Dropping iPads" PadGadget 9:32 AM
  • "Walmart Fires Employees Who Smashed iPads on Video" PC Magazine 4:25 PM
  • "Woman Pays $200 For 'iPad' That's Actually Just A Mirror" NBCDFW 1:04 PM
  • "China Telecom Could Offer The iPhone 5 From Late November" App Advice 8:41 AM
  • "Another new Apple Retail Outlet Thonburi side: iStudio, The Mall, Tha Phra" eXtensions 8:24 AM
  • "Apple donates $2.5M to Hurricane Sandy relief" 9 to 5 Mac 11/9
  • "Apple Donates $2.5 Million to American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief" MacRumors 11/9
  • "Apple Gives $2.5 Million To Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts, Raises Additional 'Millions' Via iTunes" TechCrunch 11/9
  • "Apple gives $2.5 million to the Red Cross in aid of families and businesses affected by Sandy" The Next Web 11/9
  • "Good guy Apple gives $2.5 million to Hurricane Sandy relief" Digital Trends 11/9
  • "Docs prescribe iPad Mini - a perfect lab coat fit: Doctors glad that iPad Mini sticks with same interface as its bigger brother" Computerworld 11/9
  • "Tablet survey: Apple products top holiday wish lists" Digital Trends 11/9
  • "China Telecom Prepares for iPhone 5" [Paid Membership Required] 11/9
  • "China Telecom expects iPhone 5 launch by year-end" MarketWatch 11/9
  • "China Carriers To Start Selling iPhone 5 As Early As 20th November" M.I.C. Gadget 11/9
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 may be coming early to China" Fortune 11/9
  • "China Telecom snags iPhone 5 for late-2012 launch" CNET News 11/9
  • "Rumor: iPhone 5 To Hit China In A Matter Of Weeks" Apple Bitch 11/9
  • "Watch: iPads in flight, or a cautionary tale about shopping at Walmart" The Next Web 11/9
  • "iPhone senses you typing on table, bit of wood etc, turns vibes to text: bUt wH3rE \Re TH3 f7x,iNG kEYs @?" The Register 11/9
  • "Apple Store at Mall at Millenia reopens Saturday" Orlando Sentinel [Free Registration Required] 11/9
  • "The Magical Tech Behind Paper For iPad's Color-Mixing Perfection" Fast Company 11/9
  • "British Airways planning to add support for Apple's Passbook" AppleInsider 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "Feel The Force: Angry Birds Star Wars Tops U.S. App Store In Record 2.5 Hours, Says Rovio" TechCrunch 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "AT&T and FaceTime: Still Restricted, Only Less So" Techland 11/9
  • "AT&T offering a $100 discount off iPad purchases with a two year data plan" iMore 11/9
  • "AT&T Offers Cheap iPads ... But There's A Catch!" Forbes 11/9
  • "Do the Math Before Leaping on AT&T's $100 Tablet Discount" LAPTOP Magazine 11/9
  • "AT&T to be first U.S. carrier to subsidize Apple's iPad" AppleInsider 11/9
  • "If You're Buying a $200 iPad From a Stranger at the Gas Station at Least Look at It First" Gizmodo 11/9
Non-Apple News
  • "Google access restored in China, says report" CNET News 1:15 PM
  • "'Own Your Code': Facebook's Engineering Shift Tackles the Problem of Mobile" AllThingsD 11/9
  • "Facebook Calls for Servers You Can Compost Like Coffee Grounds" Wired Magazine 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "VMware releases micro version of Cloud Foundry PaaS" Network World 11/9
  • "Wireless spectrum driving new design approaches" EE Times 11/9
  • "Foxconn may release 130-inch TV products in the future, says company vice president" DigiTimes 11/9
  • "Google TV Gains Access To Music & Movies In The UK, Germany And France Next Week" TechCrunch 11/9
  • "Google allows bigger, faster Cloud SQL databases" ZDNet 11/9
  • "Astronaut uses space internet to control robot on Earth" BBC 11/9
  • "AT&T unveils pricing for Windows Phone 8X, Lumia 920, 820" CNET News 11/9
  • "Yahoo tests new Windows 8-like home page" CNET News 11/9
  • "HTC's Windows Phone 8X, Nokia Lumia 822 ship November 13" CNET News 11/9
  • "Verizon to Complete 4G LTE Rollout by Mid-2013" PC Magazine 11/9
  • "Meet The Texas Lawyer Suing Hundreds Of Companies For Using Basic Web Encryption" Forbes 11/9
  • "YML Interview with Ben Bajarin of Techpinions about the iPad mini" Your Mac Life 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "Baldur's Gate for iPad: How a tiny team is bringing old school gaming back to tablets" Red Bull UK 11/9
  • "Glenn Fleishman Takes Control of Messages in Mountain Lion" MacVoices 11/9
  • "For Siri's New Competitor, SkyPhrase, Academia Isn't Big Enough for AI" Forbes 11/9
  • "Commutist Podcast: Election dissection, ditching DSL and dumping the iPad" GigaOM 11/9
  • "Apple to Start Shipping iPad Mini LTE in a Few Days" PC Magazine 3:32 PM
  • "Check Battery Condition, Optical Drives Going Away?, Ionic Cooling Patent, and More 'Book News" Low End Mac 4:25 PM
  • "Exclusive: Apple iPhone 5 touchscreen glitch discovered by developer, we go hands-on" Recombu 11/9
  • "iPhone 5 Could Have A Serious Hardware Based Touchscreen Problem [Video] Redmond Pie 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "It Is Getting Much Easier To Buy An iPhone 5" App Advice 11/9
  • "iPad Mini + 4G LTE Ships in Two Weeks, 4th Gen, Even Sooner" PadGadget 11/9
  • "Teardown: Apple iPad 4" EE Times 11/9
  • "Apple's Lightning to Micro USB Adapter Dead on Arrival for Many Users"  MacTrast 11/9
  • "How Big Of A Threat Can Intel Be To ARM's Mobile Dominance?" Seeking Alpha 11/9
  • "The hard drive that came out of your Mac may still be under manufacturer warranty. Since you spent the money to retrieve the drive, you might want to check with the disk drive manufacturer to see if they will replace it under warranty with a new one that you can put in an external case and use as a backup or spare. Given the low prices of hard drives, I prefer to just buy new drives." MacInTouch 9:05 AM
  • "GarageBand for iOS: Importing iTunes Match songs" Apple Support 11/9
  • "Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012): Subtle white lines may appear in Mission Control" Apple Support 11/9
  • "Apple Releases MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0" MacPrices 11/9
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "HDR FX Pro For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:22 AM
  • "MagMaze For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:22 AM
  • "Sand Slides For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:22 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Prices $727 To $1,599 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:25 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Nearly $200 Off New Machine With Retina Display" MacReviewZone 8:24 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices From $889 to $3,049" MacReviewZone 8:23 AM
  • "ProCam For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 11/9
  • "Infinity Control: Starseed For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 11/9
  • "Rat Fishing HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 11/9
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/9
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/9
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/9
  • "AppyFridays Offering Bundle Of Mac Applications For Free" App Advice 11/9

  • "iPad mini review" ["iPad mini ticks almost all of the same functionality boxes as its larger counterparts, but is much easier to handle and can be taken anywhere. It also signals a return to the 'small is sexy' approach to gadget engineering and, ironically for a device that shares so much in common with the iPad 2, it is perhaps the most radical tablet revision Apple has yet produced."] Eurogamer 8:31 AM
  • "Review: Apple's iPad Mini 'tailor made' for those who think light/If size and weight matter, this tablet's for you" Computerworld 8:30 AM
  • "Apple iPad Mini: One Week In/Now that I've spent a full week using the iPad Mini, here are some thoughts on its strengths and weaknesses." InformationWeek 8:51 AM
  • "Review: Despite flaws, iPad Mini more than just small iPad" Chicago Sun-Times 6:56 PM
  • "Apple Mac Mini with Fusion Drive review: A strong, new Mac Mini, with or without Fusion" CNET Reviews 8:48 AM
  • "Newest Apple iPod touch is best iPod touch yet, but it's not cheap" ABC 15 Mornings 11:12 AM
  • "Hands on with the new Fitbit One and its dubious upgrades: Bluetooth 4.0 is great, but the user experience suffers in other ways." Ars Technica 2:34 PM
  • "Luma13 Luma Guard for iPad and iPhone 5 Review" Run Around Tech 12:15 PM
  • "PerfectFit Technologies Screen Shield for iPhone 5 Review" Run Around Tech 9:07 AM
  • "Apple iPad (4th Generation, Wi-Fi)" PC Magazine 11/9
  • "Apple iPad mini: hands-on/We take a closer look at what the new iPad mini is like to use" PC Advisor 11/9
  • "Apple iPad Mini video review: Flash" V3 11/9
  • "A week with the iPad mini" TUAW 11/9
  • "A Week With the iPad Mini" Gizmodo 11/9
  • "Lab Tested: The Mac mini, maximized with Fusion Drive" Macworld 11/9
  • "Ballistic Tough Jacket For iPad Is More Case Than Most People Will Need [Review] Cult of Mac 11/9
  • "id America Liquid & Mist Cases for iPhone 5 Review" Run Around Tech 11/9
  • "Review: House of Marley Lively Up Leather Scout Pack laptop bag" Macworld 11/9
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Evernote 5: Don't Rush To Upgrade" BYTE 11/9
  • "Facts, facts, & More Facts: 3 Free Facts Apps for iOS" The Mac Observer 11/9
  • "Review: The Man App - THE Personal Assistant for Any Man That's in a Relationship" MacTrast 11/9
  • "Angry Birds Star Wars review" iMore 11/9
  • "Borderlands Legends HD Review" Mac|Life 11/9
  • "Review: The World Ends With You brings fashion and quirkiness to action role-playing games" Macworld 11/9
  • "CoPilot Live HD Premium review: Classy satnav app that works with Apple Maps" Macworld UK 11/9
  • "Carmageddon for iPad and iPhone review: Racing game with cartoonish ultra-violence" Macworld UK 11/9
  • "Devil's Attorney Review (for iPhone and iPad)" iSource 11/9
  • "Chip Chain Review" 148Apps 11/9
  • "Bit of Exercise Review" 148Apps 11/9
  • "Swipe The Deck Review" 148Apps 11/9
  • "How to use Pro HDR to create stunning high dynamic range iPhoneography" iDownload Blog 8:44 AM
  • "Help Me Keep My iPad And iPhone Charged Up All Day" Forbes 9:07 AM
  • "Skip Ahead & Rewind Podcasts in iOS" OS X Daily 11/9
  • "iPhone 5 vs. Nexus 4: Which one should you get?" iMore 11/9
  • "Using Shared Photo Streams on Windows 7" iLounge 11/9
  • "Why Apple and HTC settled their patent litigation" The Verge 9:27 PM
  • "Apple, Google and Microsoft Mobile Strategy (or why I like my Windows Phone 8)" Forbes 8:50 PM
  • "Did the Samsung Galaxy S3 really outsell Apple's iPhone 4S in Q3 2012?" iMore 7:01 PM
  • "Apple's Going to Have to Pay All of Samsung's Legal Fees Because It Didn't Apologize Well Enough" Gizmodo 6:59 PM
  • "Former Apple Employee Says Tim Cook Isn't Passionate About Tech [Video] Mashable 6:20 PM
  • "Foxconn Could Build 130-Inch Ultra HDTV Panels For 2013 Launch" BGR 1:05 PM
  • "Apple Macintosh Jr.: 'The power to crush the other kids'" Fortune 1:01 PM
  • "Is the iPad mini brilliant? The OpenForum discusses: When you talk Apple's tiniest tablet with the OpenForum, things can get heated." Ars Technica 11:07 AM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: It's a dirty job" Macworld 9:32 AM
  • "On Twitter, Steve Jobs Is Immortal" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:48 AM
  • "Does Apple Need A Surface-like Hybrid iOS/OS X Convertible? [Opinion] Redmond Pie 8:40 AM
  • "Remembering Failed Apple Products Is Pretty Fun" Gizmodo 8:36 AM
  • "So Steve Jobs was a normal human being: A Quora question about random encounters with Steve Jobs reveals that both he and his wife were normal people who wanted to help someone whose car had broken down." CNET News 5:05 PM
  • "Here's A Charming Story About Steve Jobs Being A Regular Guy" Business Insider 8:34 AM
  • "How Samsung, Microsoft and stupidity are staining Apple's brand image" Digital Trends 8:31 AM
  • "Why the world isn't ready for the travel app revolution: Translation apps don't translate into actual usefulness, and the artificial intelligence travel guides don't compute. Here's why." Computerworld 8:30 AM
  • "Watch an iPhone 4S launch in a model rocket for science" TUAW 11/9
  • "Attention Shoppers: Why the iPad Mini May Be the Retail World's New Best Friend" ClickZ 11/9
  • "'Siri, When Will Personal Digital Assistants Finally Work?'" Wired 11/9
  • "Apple sets its sites on the automotive industry" TG Daily 11/9
  • "Is Apple really the world's most innovative company?" Electricpig 11/9
  • "10 Suggested Features/Products For Apple" interopia 11/9
  • "Steve Jobs: Guru of computing tool" EE Times 11/9
  • "The Macalope Daily: Damned if you do..." Macworld [Insider Content] 11/9
  • "Apple Is Done Growing? iPhone Sales Seen Hitting 100 Million Per Quarter" BGR 11/9
  • "Apple Seems Slightly More Apologetic as It Removes Page Resizing Code" Gizmodo UK 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "Apple's New iPad Patent Reveals The Absurdity Of Our Patent System" Daily Ticker 11/9
  • "Time For Apple To Get Siri-Ous About Voice Technology" MacNews 11/9
  • "Former Apple Executive, David Sobotta, Spills On What It's Like To Work Under Tim Cook" RazorianFly 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "Sculley: Why Did Apple Compromise on iPad Mini?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 11/9
  • "Chicken Little and Scott Forstall" YMP Now 11/9
  • "When Will Apple Finally Get Rid Of The Worst Mac In The Lineup (who needs it?)?" Mac 360 11/9
  • "Forget Apple's Next Great Thing– These 3 Things Are More Important" PixoBebo 11/9
  • "Apple's 'inaccurate statements and False Innuendo'" The Register 11/9
  • "With All Due Respect: The Patent System's Not Broken" Wired 11/9
  • "Are Games Really That Persuasive?" TechCrunch 7:27 PM
  • "Speed Comparison Shows Just How Much Faster Windows Phone 8 Is Than WP7.x [Video] Redmond Pie 4:26 PM
  • "Ormr Does What You Wish Photoshop Could [Video] Mashable 2:34 PM
  • "Samsung wants to change its image" HardMac 8:44 AM
  • "Bug or feature? eBay drops wildcard search" I, Cringely 11/9
  • "Microsoft's Big Hidden Windows 8 Feature: Built-In Advertising" HotHardware 11/9
  • "How to decide: should you buy an iPad mini, a Kindle Fire HD, or a Nexus 7?" ZDNet 11/9
  • "Seven days with Nokia's Lumia 920: The good" ZDNet 11/9
  • "Welcome to the new planned obsolescence" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11/9
  • "Quarter of web users run outdated browsers, say Kaspersky" V3 11/9
  • "Gadget Lab Show: Nook HD and Samsung Galaxy Note II" Wired 11/9
  • "Baig: Nexus 10, Nook HD are solid tablet choices" USA Today 11/9
  • "Is a Blackberry bad for your health?" TG Daily 11/9
  • "Google Chrome's Sham 'Do Not Track' Feature" PC Magazine 11/9
  • "How much storage do I really need on my smartphone?" CNET News 11/9
  • "Moore's Second Law in the Age of Devices" TheStreet 11/9
  • "Video Game Industry Faces Declines in October" PC Magazine 11/9
  • "Video games continue an 11-month slide ahead of holidays" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11/9
  • "Is Nvidia's Changeover a Good Bet?" TheStreet 11/9
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Can You Restore The Hawk Tribe To Its Former Glory In Totem Tribe Gold HD?" App Advice 5:07 PM
  • "Dock+: The Ultimate Apple-Approved Dock for iPhone 5 and iPad mini!" MacTrast 5:07 PM
  • "iPad Mini Acrylic Pedestal Base: Get the Apple Store Look" NewPCgadgets 12:11 PM
  • "SunnarSoft announces iPad/iPhone giveaway with InstaFeedCleaner 1.5" prMac 8:28 AM
  • "Meeting Gold for iPad - new and improved" prMac 8:28 AM
  • "It's Genius Inspirational Quotes available now on the App Store - Free" prMac 8:28 AM
  • "The most explosive maze game ever" prMac 8:28 AM
  • "The Child-Pleasing Fred and Friends is Back in a New App: Fred's Puzzle" prMac 8:28 AM
  • "NextWord Released to App Store - Play Live in Public and Private Groups" prMac 8:28 AM
  • "iStopMotion for iPad 1.5 Makes Nice with the iPad mini" prMac 8:28 AM
  • "Human Defense Viral: Now Everyone Can Play Doctor!" prMac 8:28 AM
  • "Bubblien Attack pops in for an invasion of the App Store" prMac 8:28 AM
  • "Lifeproof Fre iPhone 5 case now available with Best Buy" GadgeTell 11/9
  • "Your iPhone Runs on Dunkin - Dunkin Donuts App Released" 148Apps 11/9
  • "Popular iOS IM app, 'imo', getting gorgeous redesign on Tuesday (Gallery)" 9 to 5 Mac 11/9
  • "$3,500 OS X ModBook Pro gets revamped" TG Daily 11/9
  • "Voice Travel Mate is Launched as the World's First Patented Travel Translation Companion on iPhone or iPad" PRWeb 11/9
  • "Elegant iPad Mini Case Available for Immediate Shipping" PRWeb 11/9
  • "LightArrow Adds Advanced To-Do Lists to LifeTopix Personal Organization App" PRWeb 11/9
  • "Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Brings The Hobbit to Life Using Apple's Cutting-Edge eBook Technology" Business Wire 11/9
  • "With Pepper Spray iPhone Case, You Can Defend Yourself And Wear Tight Jeans" TechCrunch 11/9
  • "Man develops iPhone case that shoots pepper spray" Digital Trends 11/9
  • "Gramophone Amplifies Your iPhone, Edison-Style" Mashable 11/9
  • "Google Search Updated: Makes Numerous Improvements To Voice Search" App Advice 11/9
  • "FINGA Touch Stylus and Eject Tool for Apple iPhones / iPads (WHITE)" USBfever 11/9
  • "Desti, a Virtual Personal Assistant for Travel, Launches on iPad" AllThingsD 11/9
  • "The Secret to Learning Numbers, Figures and Colors for a Child" prMac 11/9
  • "Bumpy Rides with lots of Funny Faces - Funny Drive for iPhone and iPad" prMac 11/9
  • "Holderness Media releases Echo Pad, effects and looping app for iOS" prMac 11/9
  • "Kids discover the United Kingdom with Kitty's Trip to Europe for iOS" prMac 11/9
  • "SillyTale MahJong Lite 1.0 for iPhone - Not easy Lite" prMac 11/9
  • "Ship Master iPhone App Makes Holiday Shipping Care Free" prMac 11/9
  • "PhotoNova+ now Available for Free on App Store" prMac 11/9
  • "Space Craft 1.0 for iOS - High Definition Tactical Battle on 100 Planets" prMac 11/9
  • "They Want to Get Everyone to Meditate!" prMac 11/9
  • "One Photo - the iPhone app to enhance relations" prMac 11/9
  • "Musketeers: Constance's Adventure Now Available on App Store" prMac 11/9
  • "Laser Room Update Version 2.0 Available from the 1st of November" prMac 11/9
  • "Engine Sounds 4.0 for iOS, now a Universal App" prMac 11/9
  • "Doku - Play Sudoku with your friends" prMac 11/9
  • "Class Warfare is real, and now iOS users can play as the One Percent" prMac 11/9
  • "ADHD Organizer App Helps People with ADHD Succeed" prMac 11/9
Computer Industry
  • "Greed Will Be the End of Microsoft's Surface" ["Just $284 in components and manufacturing costs go into making the $599 tablet with its attachable keyboard cover. By IHS iSuppli's math, that makes the Surface more profitable -- with a 53% profit margin -- than Apple's industry-leading iPad."] The Motley Fool 3:10 PM
  • "Gadget fans' outrage as screens of new Microsoft tablets break within days of use" Daily Mail (UK) 8:52 AM
  • "Does the Microsoft Surface Really Fall Apart?" Forbes 12:44 PM
  • "Windows 8 security patches to be released" PCWorld 11:12 AM
  • "Windows 8, RT Get First Security Fixes: Microsoft's first set of Windows 8 and Windows RT patches for critical vulnerabilities hits next week." InformationWeek 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft's Marketing Malfeasance: Microsoft is almost a month into actively marketing its Surface tablet, its first branded smartphone, and a radically new and unique Windows 8, and the brand has settled into a comfortably routine communications strategy. I expected more for a rumored $1.5 billion price tag. Microsoft should have, too." Forbes 8:54 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8 offers relief from carrier bloatware" ZDNet 7:01 PM
  • "Microsoft Software Provides Instant Chinese Translation In User's Own Voice" redOrbit 8:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Corp. Investing in Brazil for Research Center" eStocksDaily [Free Registration Required] 8:54 AM
  • "How Microsoft Lit Up London's Night Sky to Launch Halo 4Wired 8:54 AM
  • "Intel, HP tout newest Itanium server technology" Reuters 8:56 AM
  • "Manufacturer sues IBM over SAP project 'disaster': An IBM worker allegedly called the project the worst SAP implementation they'd ever seen" PC Advisor 8:57 AM
  • "IBM surprised by Avantor lawsuit, calls claims exaggerated" Reuters 12:44 PM
  • "IBM Delivers New Software to Help Organizations Build Smarter Products" The Financial 8:57 AM
  • "Intel NUC to show Raspberry Pi how DIY PCs are done" Stuff Magazine 8:58 AM
  • "Intel's Irish Staff Insecure about Jobs" TopNews 8:58 AM
  • "Intel stock hits another 52-week low, then rallies" Associated Press 8:58 AM
  • "The post-PC era already is over" BetaNews 6:57 PM
  • "China PC Maker Lenovo Takes Top Spot From HP" Forbes 11/9
  • "Lenovo 3Q12 global PC market share rises to 15.6%" DigiTimes 11/9
  • "Bulls Go Bottom-Fishing in Dell" CNBC 11/9
  • "Here comes the Windows Phone Hail Mary" CNNMoney 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "Windows 8 gets first critical Patch Tuesday security bulletins: The new OS faces threats of remote code execution" Network World 11/9
  • "Windows 8, RT to get first critical security patches next Tuesday" CNET Reviews 11/9
  • "Microsoft forced to ready critical Windows 8 patch" V3 11/9
  • "Windows 8, Surface slabs ALREADY need critical security patch" The Register 11/9
  • "Microsoft's IE 10 for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8: What's different" ZDNet 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "Microsoft Responds To Surface RT Touch Cover Tearing Issues" Forbes 11/9
  • "Windows RT may struggle to win enterprise adoption" Techworld 11/9
  • "Microsoft details its strategy for compiling Windows Phone apps in the cloud" ZDNet 11/9
  • "Microsoft demos instant English-Chinese translation" BBC 11/9
  • "Microsoft's translation breakthrough: Speak, and hear your voice in Chinese" ZDNet 11/9
  • "Microsoft shows off real-time translation" TG Daily 11/9
  • "Xbox 360 still one bright spot in weak video game market" CNET News 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "HP gives mission-critical Integrity systems a new lease of life with Itanium 9500" V3 11/9
  • "HP revs up Integrity, Superdomes for Itanium 9500s" The Register 11/9
  • "HP unveils made-in-Singapore Itanium servers" ZDNet 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "AMD Adds Second Board Member From Abu Dhabi" Bloomberg 11/9
  • "AMD slashes prices of budget A-series and Athlon II processors" ZDNet 11/9
  • "Can Cisco make a comeback?" CNNMoney 11/9
  • "Cisco VP Mike Quinn Threatens to Stalk Memo Leaker" Opposing Vies 11/9
  • "Cisco recommends McAfee switch for IronPort customers hit by Sophos flaws" IDG News Service 11/9
  • "NASA Testing Interplanetary Internet System" PC Magazine 11/9
  • "Top 10 technology priorities for president Obama" V3 11/9
  • "Tablets beat out PCs on holiday shopping lists" TechHive 11/9
  • "Mainstream and value PCs rule over high-end performance models, says IHS" DigiTimes 11/9
  • "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 11/9
  • "ARM chief tosses Moore's Law out with the trash, says efficiency rules all" Engadget 11/9
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Here's Your Chance to Double Your Money on Apple" The Motley Fool 3:32 PM
  • "Will Apple Trade Its Corvette for a Station Wagon?" The Motley Fool 9:52 AM
  • "Apple Has Worms: Tech Weekly" TheStreet 9:07 AM
  • "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 11/9
  • "Apple, its mojo and Doug Kass: A hedge fund manager who helped drive the stock from $670 to $534 is buying now"  Fortune 11/9
  • "The Apple question: Buy low or let 'er fall?" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11/9
  • "Apple dividend better than Treasurys" MarketWatch 11/9
  • "Doug Kass: Time to Buy Apple Again" WSJ Blogs 11/9
  • "AAPL: UBS Says Buy on EPS Upside, 'Product Momentum'" Barron's 11/9
  • "Apple Target $425? Bond Guru Gundlach Now An Apple Guru?" The Motley Fool 11/9
  • "Who'd Be Nuts Enough to Sell Apple? Opinion" TheStreet 11/9
  • "It's Not Apple, It's The 'Fiscal Cliff,' Stupid" TheStreet 11/9
  • "Does Apple Have a Parachute for the Fiscal Cliff?" The Motley Fool 11/9
  • "Jim Cramer Worries for Apple Stock in 2013" TheStreet 11/9
  • "Apple's Falling Stock Has Analysts Questioning the Company's Dominance" The Daily Beast 11/9
  • "Have We Reached Peak Apple?" Forbes 11/9
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 11/9
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Data Overshadow Fiscal Cliff Concern" Bloomberg 11/9
  • "Stocks Climb as Data Offset Fiscal Worries" FOXBusiness 11/9
  • "Stocks Finish Tough Week With Slight Gains" TheStreet 11/9
  • "'Cliff' Fears Give Stocks Worst Week Since June" CNBC 11/9
  • "Stocks end election week down 2%" CNNMoney 11/9
  • "Blue Chips Finish in the Black" [Paid Membership Required] 11/9
  • "Stocks head for third day of declines" CNNMoney 11/9
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks end lower, extend losses for the week" MarketWatch 11/9
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop 1.7% on week, Greece weighs/Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank drag Frankfurt's DAX 30 lower" MarketWatch 11/9
  • "European Stocks, Euro Fall" [Paid Membership Required] 11/9
  • "World stocks drop again as investors fear fallout from US fiscal problems" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 11/9
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 11/9
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 11/9
  • "Two Ways to Separate Value from Vice Among High Technology Stocks" Forbes 11/9

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