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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Apple Gives In to Employee Perks: CEO Tim Cook Pushes Employee-Friendly Benefits Long Shunned by Steve Jobs" [Paid Membership Required] 6:27 PM
  • "Apple Settles HTC Patent Suits Shifting From Jobs' War"  Bloomberg 8:41 AM
  • "Does HTC pact signal patent-fight shift for Apple?"  MarketWatch 8:23 AM
  • "Could Apple be Shifting its Patent Strategy?"  WSJ Blogs 8:25 AM
  • "Tim Cook: too practical for Steve Jobs' 'thermonuclear' war?" GigaOM 9:18 AM
  • "Apple May Settle With Samsung, Google Next" Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 2:13 PM
  • "Editorial: A conciliatory Apple would be real innovation" Engadget 2:28 PM
  • "Apple to generate up to $280 million a year in HTC deal, analyst says: The company actually got the better end of the deal, which spans 10 years." CNET News 10:02 AM
  • "HTC to Pay Licensing Fees to Apple" [Paid Membership Required] 8:24 AM
  • "Apple and HTC sign truce ending patent disputes: Rivals settle patent disputes ending a fight that began in March 2010, indicating the peace could break out in the wider patent wars engulfing the technology industry." Telegraph 8:58 AM
  • "Apple, HTC Drop Charges" Zacks 2:29 PM
  • "HTC, Apple settle patent dispute" DigiTimes 8:20 AM
  • "VirnetX targets iPad Mini, iPhone 5 in new lawsuit after winning $368M judgment against Apple"  Computerworld 8:32 AM
  • "U.K. Court Slams Apple Over Samsung Notice"  AllThingsD 8:25 AM
  • "Apple must pay Samsung's U.K. legal fees after 'false' statement" ZDNet 10:25 AM
  • "Apple Will Pay For Paltry Samsung Apology: U.K. judge, irritated with Apple's halfhearted compliance with the court's decision, orders it to pay Samsung's legal fees." InformationWeek 10:01 AM
  • "Apple to pay Samsung's UK legal fees due to 'lack of integrity': The judge says Apple engaged in 'false innuendo' in its original notice." Ars Technica 10:47 AM
  • "iCloud experiencing minor service outage affecting Documents, Photo Stream and Backup & Restore" The Next Web 8:06 PM
  • "New OSX/Imuler Variant Targeting Tibetan Activists" Intego 2:28 PM
  • "Apple issues Aperture bug fix update" MacFixIt 7:50 PM
  • "Tumblr for iOS review: Revamped look and faster navigation" CNET Reviews 8:05 PM
  • "Review: BusyCal 2.0 remains superior to Apple's Calendar" Macworld 8:20 AM
  • "FotoMagico 4 Review" Mac|Life 12:18 PM
  • "Color FX Pro review: Take both sides of the retro case and mash them up with over 70 preset filters" Macworld UK 9:09 AM
  • "How to reset a login password" Macworld 9:09 AM
  • "Silence Your Mac Boot Startup Sound Altogether [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "MacMost Now 786: Using Google Forms To Create Questionnaires" MacMost 8:19 AM
  • "The Quickest, Most Efficient Way To Scan And Read Hundreds Of Websites On A Mac" NoodleMac 8:18 AM
  • "Yet Another, Better Way To Setup, Manage, And Sync To-do Lists And Tasks" Mac 360 8:19 AM
  • "What Apple Needs To Do Now To Make The Mac A Better Experience" Mac 360 8:18 AM
  • "How Anyone Can Become An Animator (all you need is a Mac, or iPhone, or iPad)" McSolo 8:18 AM
  • "A Life Worth Living Is Worth An App That Records The Memories On A Mac" Mac 360 8:18 AM
  • "The Mac's Fastest, Funnest, Writer's Tool Is Free (think WriteNow, no price tag)" BohemianBoomer 8:18 AM
  • "2 Free Dashboard Widgets Turn Your Mac Into A More Colorful Mac" TeraTalks 8:18 AM
  • "Travel Much? Turn Your Mac Into A Bellhop That Finds, Books, Manages Hotel Bookings" Mac 360 8:18 AM
  • "OS X's MIA features: Out of style or out of time?" TUAW 9:08 AM
Press Releases
  • "Another Update to Aperture (3.4.3)" eXtensions 7:20 PM
  • "New Take Control Books Cover iOS 6 Mail and Networking" TidBITS 5:32 PM
  • "VMware Fusion and Fusion Professional 5.0.2" TidBITS 4:50 PM
  • "'Buy One FileMaker, Give One Free' Offer Arrives For Holidays: Purchase FileMaker Pro 12, valued at $299, or FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced, valued at $499, and give a free copy to a friend, colleague or charity" Business Wire 10:19 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook Is Giving Apple Employees Two-Week Breaks To Work On Special Projects" Business Insider 4:13 PM
  • "Apple Shoppers Set To Receive LTE iPads By Friday, November 16" TechCrunch 9:13 AM
  • "LTE iPads arriving this week, reports say" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Apple reduces iPhone 5 wait time: Shipping delay falls to '2-3 weeks' in first improvement in nearly two months" Computerworld 4:06 PM
  • "Apple's estimated iPhone 5 shipping times improve to 2-3 weeks" AppleInsider 2:28 PM
  • "Apple Still Tops List of Most Innovative Companies" Wired 8:31 AM
  • "Among Top Four Internet Companies, Is Apple Most Vulnerable?" Forbes 10:46 AM
  • "Apple takes AppleCare off the shelves in Italy following antitrust investigation" 9 to 5 Mac 9:45 AM
  • "Apple pays out for copied clock design" TG Daily 8:40 AM
  • "What a clockup! Apple's Swiss clock knock-off clocks up $21m fine" The Register 10:37 AM
  • "Time is money for Apple's borrowed clock" V3 11:37 AM
  • "Text Messaging Declines in U.S. for First Time, Report Says" ["...he noted that Internet-based messaging services, like Facebook messaging and Apple's iMessage, had been chomping away at SMS usage."] New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:21 PM
  • "Revel's Retail iPad POS system adds variable pricing and inventory module, signs on Goodwill and Belkin" The Next Web 8:43 AM
  • "Apple Wants You To Know The iPad Mini is Just Like The Bigger iPad [Videos] Mashable 8:58 AM
  • "iPad Mini ads play up tablet as e-book reader and photo viewer" CNET News 8:33 AM
  • "New iPad mini ads put it all on the table: Is Lo-fi the new big-budget?" Electricpig 9:08 AM
  • "Apple Releases Two New iPad Mini Ads For iBooks, iPhoto" TechCrunch 9:21 AM
  • "Apple's Fancy New Store In Palo Alto Is Insanely Noisy" Business Insider 10:21 AM
  • "Apple's New Palo Alto Store is Unbelievably Loud" Mashable 4:10 PM
  • "iPhones now 'safe' for Restricted info, but not Secret" The Register 12:18 PM
  • "Steve Wozniak wishes iTunes was available for Windows Phone, too" The Next Web 9:19 AM
  • "British Airways to join Apple Passbook 'as soon as possible'" Macworld UK 8:45 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak Puts His Los Gatos Home on the Market for $4.5 Million" Patch 10:01 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Along With New Homepage, Yahoo Also Set to Launch a 'Gmail-Like' Email Reboot to Slow Gmail Gains" AllThingsD 7:17 PM
  • "New Droid DNA accidentally confirmed by Verizon" CNET 12:11 PM
  • "Nvidia launches not one but two Kepler2 GPU coprocessors: Uncloaks Tesla K20, K20X extreme oomphers for servers, workstations" The Register 11:44 AM
  • "Researchers build 'perfect' invisibility cloak" TG Daily 11:40 AM
  • "Samsung Ativ Odyssey Image Gets Leaked Ahead Of December Launch" TechCrunch 11:35 AM
  • "Firefox turns 8 and gets a key security boost: By enforcing HTTP Strict Transport Security for select domains, the beta version of Firefox 17 aims to enhance users' privacy and security" PCWorld 11:18 AM
  • "Mobile 4G LTE hotspot router heads to AT&T for $50" PCWorld 11:16 AM
  • "Cray bumps IBM from Top500 supercomputer top spot" IDG News Service 10:27 AM
  • "Kim DotCom: New Zealand will be home to new MegaUpload site" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Toyota Tests Cars That Communicate With Each Other" Associated Press 10:01 AM
  • "RIM sets Jan. 30 launch for BlackBerry 10, prompts worries about when phones will appear" Computerworld 10:27 AM
  • "RIM to Unveil BlackBerry 10 on Jan. 30 in Turnaround Bid" Bloomberg 9:56 AM
  • "Google testing 'carbon-negative' biofuel" ZDNet 11:57 AM
  • "Google to refund some pre-price drop Nexus 7 buyers: Google, like Asus, will compensate folk who purchased a Nexus 7 just before it reduced the tablet's price, on 29 October." The Register 11:44 AM
  • "Sculptor Auguste Rodin Honored With 'Thinker' Google Doodle" PC Magazine 11:15 AM
  • "One Year Later, YouTube Pulling The Plug On 60% Of Its Original Content Channels" TechCrunch 11:36 AM
  • "iMore show 325: iPad mini review" iMore 12:39 PM
  • "Jeff Gamet On the Importance of Print, Tech Journalism Challenges, and Social Media Opportunities" MacVoicesTV 11:31 AM
  • "Want to learn more about you iOS device and watch Video tutorials? There's a new iPad magazine that has all of that and more. Plus we review some more of our favorite apps." The MT Show 8:16 AM
  • "Apple to trial production of iPhone 5S soon, says paper" DigiTimes 8:15 AM
  • "Report: Apple begins iPhone 5S, iPad 4, Apple TV pre-production for early 2013" Computerworld 8:16 AM
  • "New iPhone, iPad, and 'iTV' slated for first half of 2013?" CNET News 8:33 AM
  • "iPhone 5S Production To Begin In December As Apple Battles Against Supply Constraints [Report] Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Forget The iPhone 5 -- Apple Is About To Start Production Of The iPhone 5S [Report] Business Insider 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Rumored To Begin Trial Production Of iPhone 5S Soon: Farewell Yearly Update Cycle?" TechCrunch 9:08 AM
  • "Apple Prepping for Early iPhone 5S Debut [Report] Mashable 2:12 PM
  • "Rumor: iPhone 5S And New iPad Set For Early 2013" AppleBitch 9:53 AM
  • "Samsung to Apple: Our chips will cost you more" CNET News 8:33 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Swallows A 20% Price Hike For Its Samsung-Supplied Mobile Processors" TechCrunch 8:44 AM
  • "Samsung hikes Apple chip prices by 20 percent: report" ZDNet 10:25 AM
  • "Apple Facing 20 Percent Price Hike on Samsung Processors" PC Magazine 11:32 AM
  • "Samsung tightens the A6 pricing screws on Apple by 20%" Edible Apple 9:46 AM
  • "Microsoft likely to leash iOS Office apps to Office 365, say analysts" Computerworld 8:39 AM
  • "iPad Mini more difficult to repair than larger iPad" TechRepublic 10:38 AM
  • "Don't get Apple's Passbook? iOS 6.1 will explain it to you: Just what is Passbook, and why should people use it? Apple appears to be keen on explaining its kinda sorta digital wallet more clearly in the upcoming iOS 6.1." CNET News 4:02 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Second iOS 6.1 Beta to Developers" MacRumors 12:39 PM
  • "Apple posts iOS 6.1 Beta 2, new Apple TV beta" iDownload Blog 12:39 PM
  • "Apple Gives Developers Another iOS 6.1 Beta To Play With" Apple Bitch 12:50 PM
  • "Apple Store App Adds Support for Gift Cards and Passbook" Best App Site 10:05 AM
  • "iOS 6.0.1 Released, iPad 4 and Mini Teardowns, 10 Ways Surface Beats iPad, and More iOS News" Low End Mac 9:06 PM
  • "MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0" TidBITS 4:45 PM
  • "Want A Genius Bar Reservation? Apple Now Asks You To Try Rebooting Your iPhone First" Cult of Mac 10:59 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Pocket Trucks For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:19 AM
  • "Shift It For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:19 AM
  • "Stack Factory For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:19 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:16 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:16 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:16 AM
  • "iPad 3 Buyer's Guide -Prices $300 To $829 -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 8:17 AM
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Prices $499 To $1,099 -The Best Mac mini Prices, Reviews AndInformation" MacReviewZone 8:17 AM
  • "Black Friday sales net some good deals on iPads" TUAW 4:16 PM

  • "Review: The Mac mini takes the Ivy Bridge to Fusion Town/New CPUs, USB 3, and optional Fusion make for a nice shiny package." Ars Technica 8:22 PM
  • "iPad mini Review: A small miracle or a big disappointment?" IGN 7:50 PM
  • "iPad with Retina Display video review" PC Advisor 11:36 AM
  • "MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina review" T3 8:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Display Shoot-Out: Does It Beat the iPad?" Gizmodo 9:49 AM
  • "Monolith's Wood Skins For The iPhone 5 Are Simply Sublime [Review] Cult of Mac 2:11 PM
  • "Acase Superleggera Pro Case for iPhone 5 Review" Run Around Tech 9:18 AM
  • "Speck HandyShell for iPad: Perfect for Broadcasters" The Mac Observer 4:11 PM
  • "Review: Kensington AbsolutePower 2.1 USB wall charger for iPad, iPhone, iPod" Beatweek Magazine 8:17 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Glassboard Keeps a Family in Touch" TidBITS 4:35 PM
  • "Appidemic: Containment: The Zombie Puzzler" AppleTell 8:57 AM
  • "Clumsy Cat for iPad and iPhone review: Play a feckless feline toppling as many breakable household objects as possible" Macworld UK 9:08 AM
  • "Avernum 6 HD for iPad review: A proper, deep, complex roleplaying game for the iPad" Macworld UK 9:08 AM
  • "'Reflec Beat +' Review - Konami's Rhythm Battle Air Hockey" Touch Arcade 12:18 PM
  • "'Reiner Knizia's Qin' for iPad Review - Pagodas, Provinces and a Proper iPad Board Game" Touch Arcade 10:21 AM
  • "DataMan Pro - Real Time Data Usage Manager Review" 148Apps 10:22 AM
  • "Outlaw Review" 148Apps 11:32 AM
  • "Gizmonauts Review" 148Apps 12:39 PM
  • "Super Tiny Leap Review" 148Apps 9:18 AM
  • "How To Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 On iPhone And iPod touch (Pre-A5) Using Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 [Tutorial] Redmond Pie 9:08 AM
  • "iPad doesn't make sound when connecting sync cable Article" iLounge 4:16 PM
  • "Change The Order Of Your iPhone Calendars Via iCloud [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 4:05 PM
  • "Scuffed iPhone 5? Make it unique by scuffing it even more" iDownload Blog 10:51 AM
  • "Can Mashable's Apple Fangirl Switch to the Lumia 920?" Mashable 6:31 PM
  • "Winner of the Apple-HTC Deal? (Hint: See Redmond)" [Video Report] Bloomberg 6:28 PM
  • "Is Apple Really Doomed, or is Mobile Computing Just Maturing?" Forbes 6:32 PM
  • "Apple Ain't The Next Polaroid"  Forbes 6:27 PM
  • "Thoughts about the iPad mini for Photographers" TidBITS 5:31 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 5S in 2013?" CNET News 4:02 PM
  • "Apple Won't Last Forever You Know, It Will Die" Forbes 10:59 AM
  • "How Apple bent the truth in its Samsung tablet 'apology'" Fortune 12:47 PM
  • "Samsung Raises Prices To Apple: I Wonder Why?" Forbes 10:46 AM
  • "Apple ditching Intel for ARM on the Mac? Stop the insanity!" ZDNet 10:25 AM
  • "Bill Whyman on Apple's Smartphone Strategy" [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:21 AM
  • "Why Steve Jobs Was Wrong About the iPad Mini" Daily Ticker 10:02 AM
  • "The GOP, Apple And The Power Of Magical Thinking" ReadWrite 8:58 AM
  • "Firing Scott Forstall Was A Mistake, Says Former Apple Engineer" Redmond Pie 2:09 PM
  • "Former Apple folks sing praises of Scott Forstall, say he 'was the best approximation of Steve Jobs that Apple had left'" 9 to 5 Mac 9:19 AM
  • "Fired Apple Executive Scott Forstall 'Was The Best Approximation Of Steve Jobs That Apple Had Left'"  Business Insider 8:58 AM
  • "Take A Lesson from Apple: A Strategy to Keep Customers in Your Ecosystem" Forbes 8:41 AM
  • "Greg's Bite: Apple's Hardware Prices Matter" MacNews 8:39 AM
  • "How Apple Can Polish Itself And Regain The Shine" PixoBebo 8:19 AM
  • "No More 'Thermonuclear War' For Apple?" [Video Report] CNBC 10:20 AM
  • "Is Apple softening its grip – or tightening its focus?" MarketWatch 10:20 AM
  • "HTC to Pay Apple $6 to $8 Per Phone" Tapscape 12:38 PM
  • "Apple's agreement with HTC to yield $6 to $8 per Android device sold" Edible Apple 11:32 AM
  • "HTC Will Pay Apple $6-$8 Per Android Phone As Part of Patent Settlement" Mashable 9:31 AM
  • "Who's afraid of Amazon locker?" VentureBeat 2:12 PM
  • "Top phonemakers will need hardware edge" ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "The 10 Non-California Tech Companies You Wish You Worked For" [Slideshow] Wired 11:53 AM
  • "Could 'Call of Duty' mean absences at work?" USA Today 11:49 AM
  • "Are You Multitasking or Are You Suffering from Digital Device Distraction Syndrome?" Techland 11:48 AM
  • "Report: Rigs and high-end PCs are fading away" TG Daily 11:41 AM
  • "Patent settlement a win for HTC, but company still needs better smartphones, analysts say" IDG News Service 11:17 AM
  • "A world without Linux: Where would Apache, Microsoft -- even Apple be today?" InfoWorld 10:51 AM
  • "The state of security: Fearmongering and surrender" InfoWorld 10:51 AM
  • "MacGyver IT: 20 tools for hero hacks" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:51 AM
  • "With BlackBerry 10, RIM must pull off its greatest trick yet" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "The future of RIM and its global business" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:48 AM
  • "Digital divide: The high costs of Arctic broadband" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:48 AM
  • "Is it safe for your company to be on Twitter?" Fortune 10:46 AM
  • "Less is more when it comes to 'big data'" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:42 AM
  • "How to find a lost or stolen smartphone" USA Today 10:36 AM
  • "Tech-related holiday gift ideas for under $50" Denver Post 10:36 AM
  • "Watch out iPad, Google's Nexus 10 has your number" Silicon Valley 10:29 AM
  • "Are SAN-Less Storage Architectures Faster? Keeping VM data local will boost performance -- but you need to make sure it's protected. Here's how." InformationWeek 10:07 AM
  • "Wanted: Qualified Data Scientists, People Skills A Plus/A good data scientist is hard enough to find; try finding one who can effectively communicate data-driven insights to non-technical folk." InformationWeek 10:06 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer Admits Microsoft Surface Isn't an Instant Hit" Mashable 10:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Touch Cover peeling and splitting at the seam, owners complain" Macworld UK 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Sales 'Modest' as Complaints Mount" Tapscape 8:19 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Meet new people to chat with with Jingu Friends for iPhone" iMore 9:27 PM
  • "Presentation Magic interviewed about presentation workflow, Keynote and helpful presentation equipment on the 5x5 podcast: Mac Power Users." Les Posen's Presentation Magic 7:21 PM
  • "Awesome DIY iPad Cases to Make your Tablet One-of-a-Kind" PadGadget 4:50 PM
  • "Download the fantastic retro score of iOS game The Incident" The Next Web 4:10 PM
  • "Stream, a beautiful client, hits the iPhone" iDownload Blog 4:07 PM
  • "Fender launches new $199 Squier USB Stratocaster for iOS devices exclusively at the Apple Store" 9 to 5 Mac 4:05 PM
  • "Welcome To The TechCrunch Gadgets 2012 Gift Guide" TechCrunch 11:34 AM
  • "Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. the iPhone Dream Is Still Alive" SBWire 10:01 AM
  • "Charge your iPad with a rocking chair" BetaNews 9:46 AM
  • "Biz2Credit Provides Startup Loans In Minutes With Options From 1,100 Lenders, Releases New iPad App" TechCrunch 9:21 AM
  • "Writing Kit Update Revamps Dropbox Support, Revitalizes App" Cult of Mac 8:58 AM
  • "Scam Alert: Fake IntelliScreen X iOS Application Appears In App Store" App Advice 8:58 AM
  • "Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 updated with iOS 6.0 and iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak support" iDownload Blog 8:58 AM
  • "Cell Phones Render Household Items Obsolete" MacNews 8:33 AM
  • "RSIM-7 SIM Unlock Card (for iPhone 5 / 4S / 4 and Firmware 6.0.1)" USBfever 8:20 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of November 12: Steve Sande, Parallels, FileMaker, Other World Computing and LastPass" The MUG Center 8:19 AM
  • "Spraytect Pepper Spray iPhone Case" MacPrices 8:16 AM
  • "Highly Addictive Rope Escape Hits Mobile Gaming Platforms" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Christmas InstaBooth - Personalised digital cards" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Bloxy HD - 50+ bricks to light up kids' imagination" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Bangalore developer releases Falling Posters on iTunes App Store" prMac 8:15 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Meet Julie Larson-Green, the new head of Windows: Larson-Green, a corporate VP in Windows, is taking over for Windows President Steven Sinofsky, who has left the company." CNET News 9:05 PM
  • "Ballmer's memo announcing Steven Sinofsky's departure" CNET News 9:06 PM
  • "Breaking: Windows Head Steven Sinofsky to Leave Microsoft" AllThingsD 7:51 PM
  • "Controversial Windows boss Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft: The company says the decision was mutual. But reported disputes between Sinofsky and Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer may have strained the relationship." CNET News 7:52 PM
  • "Sources inside Microsoft say a clash of personalities led to Sinofsky's departure: As with Scott Forstall at Apple, Sinofsky built walls between teams and battled executives" The Verge 9:27 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Chief to Depart" [Paid Membership Required] 9:09 PM
  • "Windows 7 savior, Windows 8 champion Sinofsky out at Microsoft" InfoWorld 9:19 PM
  • "Windows guru Steven Sinofsky is leaving Microsoft" VentureBeat 7:52 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows chief Steven Sinofsky to leave Microsoft reportedly due to not being a team player" The Next Web 8:06 PM
  • "Windows Chief Sinofsky Leaving Microsoft" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:05 PM
  • "Microsoft Gives Windows 8 Chief the Boot" Wired 9:15 PM
  • "Steven Sinofsky, Windows President, leaving Microsoft effective immediately" Ars Technica 7:51 PM
  • "Windows 8 Boss Sinofsky Out At Microsoft" ReadWrite 9:11 PM
  • "Pivotal Patent Case Heads to Court: Microsoft, Motorola Mobility Face Off Over Paying for Technology That Is Part of Industry Standard" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Patent trial between Microsoft and Motorola this week will have larger ramifications" Seattle Times 11:21 AM
  • "Microsoft, Motorola patent row set for trial tomorrow" CNET News 4:02 PM
  • "Microsoft vs Motorola case could set fair rate for essential patents" Digital Trends 12:47 PM
  • "Microsoft CEO Ballmer says Surface Windows RT tablet sales are modest, hopes for boost from Intel Windows 8 version" Computerworld Blogs 10:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Sales 'Starting Modestly', Says Ballmer; Won't Give Exact Sales Figures" TechCrunch 11:36 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface tablet has 'modest' start: Ballmer" Reuters 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface RT tablet touch cover keyboard fuels complaints: Some early users say the keyboard splits where it connects to the tablet." PCWorld 11:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Mum On Surface Tablet Sales: Ballmer says sales of the Windows RT device are modest, but declines to provide details as Apple sells 3 million new iPads in three days." InformationWeek 10:49 AM
  • "Windows 8 security unshaken by antivirus vendor's claims" CSO 11:18 AM
  • "Windows 8 does not flop: 75% of retailers say sales are meeting expectations, 25% say better" The Next Web 4:10 PM
  • "Microsoft to deliver SharePoint apps for Windows 8, Windows Phone, iOS starting in early 2013" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "Forbes Earnings Preview: Dell" Forbes 12:07 PM
  • "Dell to offer managed services for SAP HANA in Europe: Dell will provide 24x7 support and help customers migrate from Netweaver BW" Techworld 11:38 AM
  • "After a tough year, Intel and HP push ahead on Itanium: HP says new Itanium chip, system improvements boost performance by factor of three" Computerworld 10:27 AM
  • "European HP workers take IT giant to court over 'high handed' job cuts: Staff reps aim to force bosses back to the table" Channel Register 11:45 AM
  • "A European Workers' Group Is Suing HP Over Job Cuts" Business Insider 12:07 PM
  • "Avantor sues IBM for millions over failed SAP rollout" V3 11:51 AM
  • "IBM Expands Mobile Security, Management Suite" InformationWeek 12:13 PM
  • "Nvidia, AMD release graphics processors for supercomputing: Nvidia's K20 and K20X, and AMD's FirePro SM10000 GPUs deliver more than a teraflop of double-precision performance" IDG News Service 10:26 AM
  • "Intel ships 60-core Xeon Phi processor: Intel's first Phi chip is released more than two years after it was announced" IDG News Service 10:26 AM
  • "Intel's Xeon Phi cracks top 500 supercomputers" EE Times 10:38 AM
  • "Intel plans Core i7 bare bones mini-PCs: 'Guts of an ultrabook' inside 'Next Unit of Computing' machines" The Register 11:47 AM
  • "Intel's x86 NUC mini-PC priced at $300" TG Daily 11:41 AM
  • "Cisco to meet quarterly target, disappoint on outlook" Reuters 12:06 PM
  • "Cisco Set to Disappoint on Earnings, Outlook" Barron's 9:48 AM
  • "The Regulators are Coming...for the Tech Industry" FOXBusiness 10:47 AM
  • "IT's Future: Less Building, More Bundling/With human resources, marketing and other departments going in different technological directions, IT's new mission is to tie all the company's services securely together." InformationWeek 10:07 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Is This the Ultimate Apple Contrarian Indicator?" CNBC 4:49 PM
  • "The Apple Stock Drop: What You Need to Know" Money Morning 2:25 PM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung Heavyweight Battle Not Just Phones: Pro" CNBC 2:13 PM
  • "Credit Agricole: Apple shares 'poised to rebound'" Fortune 10:47 AM
  • "On not being boring: A dramatic reading of Apple's share price" asymco 9:08 AM
  • "Will Santa Smile On Apple and Amazon?" Forbes 10:47 AM
  • "Apple Bear Doug Kass Turns Bullish on Stock" CNBC 12:39 PM
  • "Kass: The Apple of My Buy" TheStreet 8:26 AM
  • "Redler: Be Nice if Apple's Low Is Actual Low" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:40 AM
  • "One Bad Apple Spoils the Whole Market" Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 4:17 PM
  • "IBM 'Messaging' Good, AAPL's Losing Some Magic, Says UBS" Barron's 10:38 AM
  • "Is Apple becoming the new Dell?" MoneyWatch 9:30 AM
  • "Is Apple Crashing?" Forbes 8:23 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks recede amid U.S., Greece fears" MarketWatch 9:33 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Microsoft slips, but Facebook, RIM rise/Microsoft's Ballmer reportedly points to 'modest' Surface tablet sales" MarketWatch 9:31 PM
  • "U.S. stocks stall ahead of budget talks" MarketWatch 9:31 PM
  • "Stocks Waver in Thin Trade; Corporate News Eyed" FOXBusiness 10:47 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Erase Gains Amid Meeting on Greece Aid" Bloomberg 9:32 PM
  • "Stocks Flat at the Finish Line" TheStreet 9:32 PM
  • "Stocks finish flat on light volume, looming fiscal cliff" CNNMoney 9:32 PM
  • "Stocks Take the Road to Nowhere" [Paid Membership Required] 9:32 PM
  • "Stocks to rise at the open" CNNMoney 9:37 AM
  • "Oil firms lead U.K. stocks in choppy trade" MarketWatch 12:05 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stumbles, China rises in wake of data" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "Asian Shares Mixed" [Paid Membership Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop with Greece in focus" MarketWatch 12:02 PM
  • "European Stocks Edge Down" [Paid Membership Required] 12:05 PM
  • "World stock markets on edge as investors remain focused on US fiscal cliff's threat to economy" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:51 AM
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 10 a.m." Associated Press 12:07 PM

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