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

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

  • "Apple, HTC Swap Licenses to Settle Patent Case: Apple and HTC have settled their lawsuit in which each accused the other of patent infringement. A cross-licensing deal was the only term of the settlement that was disclosed. 'I think the settlement between Apple and HTC shows two companies weighing the dollars and cents—and sense—of the whole fight and treating this as a pure business decision,' said Douglas Panzer, corporate counsel at The Neat Co."  MacNewsWorld 8:28 AM
  • "As iPad Grows, PC Replacement Cycle Slows"  AllThingsD 7:52 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Launch In China Could Boost Apple's Holiday Quarter" Forbes 9:49 AM
  • "Apple forced to cut dealers in to get iPad Mini shifting, says analyst: Apple is sacrificing some margin on the iPad Mini in a bid to muster channel support for its late-to-the-party seven-incher - or so says an analyst."  Channel Register 8:25 AM
  • "Apple stops selling customer protection plan at Italian shops" Reuters 12:22 PM
  • "RetailSails 2012 Chain Store Productivity Guide" [1. Apple Stores: $6,050 sales per square foot 2. Tiffany & Co.: $3,017 per square foot] Retail Sails 9:09 AM
  • "Apple Stores top Tiffany's in sales per square foot, again" Fortune 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Retail Does More Than Twice The Business Of Other Stores In Sales Per Square Foot" TechCrunch 9:08 AM
  • "Apple Stores Top Tiffany's in Retail Sales Per Square Foot" PC Magazine 4:24 PM
  • "Apple Store Floor Space Remains the Richest Land in Retail" AllThingsD 2:23 PM
  • "VirnetX now goes after the iPad mini, iPhone 5 following $368m win" ZDNet 9:02 AM
  • "Apple Sued for Location Based Services on their iDevices" Patently Apple 9:42 AM
  • "Google brings more secure, sandboxed Flash plugin to Chrome for Mac" The Verge 2:52 PM
  • "Lion/Mountain Lion's Mail: Workaround for removing attachments from sent messages" Betalogue 8:28 AM
  • "How To share reminders in OS X: Sharing deadlines with people is easy using Apple's Reminders app." MacFixIt 8:21 PM
  • "Adobe Illustrator CS6, the dark interface rises (review)" IT.Enquirer 7:37 AM
  • "SugarSync 2.0 beta takes on Dropbox with modern design and iDisk-like virtual drive" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "Mac Gems: Bartender helps you take control of menu-bar icons" Macworld 9:12 AM
  • "How to restore data from Time Machine in Mountain Lion" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "How to Share a Mac's Optical Drive" Mactuts+ 8:27 AM
  • "How to Take Screenshots of Sheets in Mountain Lion" Amsys 7:36 AM
  • "Remove Video Files From The Mac Desktop To Free UP CPU Usage [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "4 Useful Trash Keyboard Shortcuts Every Mac User Should Know" OS X Daily 3:21 PM
  • "Adobe Illustrator Beware. Here's Another Low Cost Vector Drawing Tool For The Mac" NoodleMac 7:36 AM
  • "Got Photos? Try The App With Over 200 Photo Effects, Filters, And Frames" Mac 360 7:33 AM
  • "Do Mac Users Need Yet Another Reminder App? Until Siri Hits The Mac, Try Due" McSolo 7:33 AM
  • "Forget The Odometer. Capture Mileage From Point to Point With A Mac App" TeraTalks 7:34 AM
  • "Use The App That Helps You Work Faster, Type Faster, Live Longer (automatically)" Mac 360 7:36 AM
  • "iOS 6's Swoosh Sound Sending Email Signifies: Nothing" The Mac Observer 12:11 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro X: What's still missing after the 10.0.6 update" FCPXtv 7:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "Matrix Logic Releases Share, a Full Mac Client for OpenText eDOCS Systems" PRNewswire 8:42 AM
  • "Nokumo for Mac OS X - Business and Personal Information Manager" prMac 9:45 AM
  • "Pixa: the best way to organize images hits the Mac App Store" prMac 8:55 AM
  • "Typinator 5.3 fills entire forms with just one snippet" prMac 8:55 AM
  • "Become a hotel magnate in Jane's Hotel Mania for Mac" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Interactive 3D Galaxy Wallpaper - Create Your Own Galaxy" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "PandaWare updates TimeCache, Mac time billing application" PandaWare 7:29 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook named the most powerful person in US wireless" iDownload Blog 3:00 PM
  • "Tim Cook Tops List Of Most Powerful People In U.S. Wireless Industry" Cult of Mac 3:01 PM
  • "Tablet Market Share Trends: Android Tablets Gaining on iPad" Tech-Thoughts 8:07 AM
  • "Analyst: iPad will dip below 50% tablet market share in mid-2013" VentureBeat 7:33 AM
  • "iPad will lose market dominance to Android next year, says analyst" CNET News 8:52 AM
  • "Apple's new mission: retaining happy employees" GigaOM 3:37 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook beefing up employee perks, personal project time" Ars Technica 10:30 AM
  • "Apple Lets Small Group of Employees to Devote Time to 'Special Projects'" MacTrast 12:14 PM
  • "Far From Apple's Servers, an App-Bribe Fight Erupts" Wired 7:42 AM
  • "Text messaging declines for first time thanks in part to iMessage" TUAW 8:20 AM
  • "Texting Declines Thanks to Apple iMessage" PC Magazine 12:11 PM
  • "Text messaging falls for first time in U.S." CNNMoney 12:14 PM
  • "Santa, older kids want laptops, younger ones iPads, iPhones: A survey suggests that older kids still believe in PCs, while younger ones want something more portable for Xmas." CNET News 7:56 AM
  • "Over 1 Million HKD Worth Of iPhone 5 Busted By Hong Kong Customs" M.I.C. Gadget 8:01 AM
  • "Big Shipment Of Grey Market iPhones And iPads Busted At Hong Kong Border" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
  • "Android Mobile Ad Prices Catching Up To iOS Prices" Forbes 8:51 AM
  • "Fender's iOS-Friendly Stratocaster Guitar Comes to Apple Store" Mashable 8:07 AM
  • "Apple stocks Squier by Fender USB Stratocaster guitar on online store" Pocket-lint 7:51 AM
  • "Fender Selling Guitar With iOS, USB Connectivity" PC Magazine 9:03 AM
  • "Paula Broadwell's Mac" Fortune 1:23 PM
  • "Lord Sugar: 'I'm not really an Apple fan'" T3 8:18 AM
  • "The Official Apple 2012 Holiday Gift Guide Is Here" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "The Apple Store Goes All Festive" Apple Bitch 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Says Move to Australia is 'A Few Years Off'" Los Gatos Patch 8:25 AM
  • "Former OS X chief's UpThere cloud startup gets less cryptic, starts pushing for hires" 9 to 5 Mac 6:39 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Microsoft Envisions Air Gesturing Controlling Your TV & More" Patent Bolt 1:36 PM
  • "Microsoft Creating Real-Time Biometrics for Gaming & Beyond" Patent Bolt 1:36 PM
  • "Panoramic Videoconference Camera Adds Human Perspective" InformationWeek 1:25 PM
  • "RIM's Chief Is Confident of BlackBerry 10 Success" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:21 PM
  • "Sprint to offer landline-cutting device to its wireless providers" CNET News 1:20 PM
  • "Nokia Maps a Course for Its Location Business, Unveils 'Here' Cloud Service" AllThingsD 1:17 PM
  • "A New Chip to Bring 3-D Gesture Control to Smartphones: A large semiconductor manufacturer uses electrical fields to sense hand movements." Technology Review 12:38 PM
  • "HTC And Verizon Reveal The Jelly Bean-Powered Droid DNA: 5-Inch 1080p Display, 1.5GHz Snapdragon Chipset, Wireless Charging" TechCrunch 12:36 PM
  • "David Petraeus gets big promotion in new 'Call of Duty' game" New York Post 11:53 AM
  • "Facebook testing new format for comments on pages" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:45 AM
  • "Seattle's new computer museum is programmed to fascinate visitors" Detroit Free Press 11:09 AM
  • "Honda to test tablet-synced electric mini-car: The Japanese car company said its new 'micro commuter prototype' will use a tablet to show dashboard readings, navigation" IDG News Service 11:00 AM
  • "McAfee anti-virus software founder has 'dark aspects to character,' tech reporter says" CBS News 10:55 AM
  • "Eco-Friendly Copier Erases Printouts" ABCNews 10:38 AM
  • "Play virtual rock 'n' roll courtesy of Google" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:44 AM
  • "Colour-coded lunches? Google pioneers a whole new office" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:20 AM
  • "Acer Offers C7 Chromebook For $199: Latest Chrome OS notebook sports an Intel Celeron chip -- and needs cooling fan, unlike ARM-based Samsung entry." InformationWeek 10:20 AM
  • "Android 4.2 available for Nexus 7, but only via manual download" CNET News 10:15 AM
  • "Meet Big Switch, The Company That Wants To Help You Rebuild Your Network" AllThingsD 9:50 AM
  • "Samsung Bets On Flexible Displays" [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Would-be Box killers queue up new file share features and functions" GigaOM 9:31 AM
  • "Nokia patent-in-suit allows users to take calls while downloading over-the-air updates" Foss Patents 8:20 AM
  • "Display shootout pits the iPad 3 against the Surface" iDownload Blog 8:18 AM
  • "As Expected, iPad's Retina Display Offers Better Color, Sharper Text Than Microsoft Surface RT" Cult of Mac 8:15 AM
  • "These Heatmaps Show How Consumers Fixate On The iPad Mini More Than Other Tablets" Business Insider 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Releases iOS 6.1 Beta 2 to Developers" PC Magazine 12:16 PM
  • "Apple releases second beta of iOS 6.1 to developers: Out yesterday the second beta of the new OS adds new features and fixes some bugs over the first beta." CNET News 1:24 PM
  • "MICROS to Power iPad Mini" Zacks 10:28 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Wins Patents for iDevice Screen Rotation & iPad 2 Design" Patently Apple 7:42 AM
  • "Apple wins design patents for page turning animation and iPad Smart Case" AppleInsider 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Wins Location Services & Key Multi-Touch Patents" Patently Apple 9:42 AM
  • "Apple wins patent for basic Time Machine functionality" AppleInsider 8:15 AM
  • "Apple patent could bring polyphonic tuning to Logic Pro" AppleInsider 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Patent Involves Skin Tone Aware Color Boost For Cameras" MacNews 10:24 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Breakout: Boost+ For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:16 AM
  • "InFrame Cut (Photography) For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:16 AM
  • "Hit the Monkey For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:16 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:16 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:16 AM
  • "Mac Deals: Photoshop Elements 11 for $49.99" FairerPlatform 1:22 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:27 AM

  • "Apple vs. Dell: Finding the perfect 27-inch all-in-one/Apple and Dell are each selling a high-resolution 27-inch all-in-one desktop. Which one is right for you?" CNET Reviews 9:15 PM
  • "13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Review (Late 2012)" AnandTech 8:24 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro 13in Retina display review" The Register 7:55 AM
  • "Fusion Drive: An overview" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "Shootout: RocketCache 3244X8 challenges Fusion Storage and Pure SSD Power" Bare Feats 12:39 PM
  • "My Net N900 HD Dual-Band Wireless Router Review" Mac|Life 12:16 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Language Learning Service Duolingo Launches Its First iPhone App" TechCrunch 12:49 PM
  • "Glyph's New iPhone App Tells You What Credit Cards To Use To Earn Better Rewards" TechCrunch 12:49 PM
  • "Calendars by Readdle for iPhone and iPad review" Macworld UK 8:27 AM
  • "An Easy Way To Use A Mac To Create HTML5 Mobile Web Apps For The iPhone" BohemianBoomer 7:34 AM
  • "How To Discover And Buy Wines The iPhone Way With The Delectable Wine App" Mac 360 7:36 AM
  • "Appidemic: Sushi Mushi for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch" AppleTell 8:55 AM
  • "Just Landed Lets You Know When It's Time To Head To the Airport" Best App Site 7:32 AM
  • "Review: Perfect your alley-oop with NBA 2K13 for iOS" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "Review: EpicHearts Plus – A Thrilling New RPG Adventure for iPhone" MacTrast 8:28 AM
  • "Madden NFL 13 Social Review" Mac|Life 9:03 AM
  • "'iBomber Attack' Review - A Competent Departure For The Series" Touch Arcade 9:22 AM
  • "Anthill Gets Major Update, Now Even More Bugs To Kill And Eat – iPad App Review" PadGadget 9:14 AM
  • "StatNut Review: StatNut looks delightful but it lacks any extensive features to make it more than just an attractive hub to access social networking accounts." 148Apps 2:14 PM
  • "TNNS Review: TNNS is another would-be masterpiece from Action Button Entertainment only dragged down by controls that just feel slightly off." 148Apps 8:28 AM
  • "FreeSkate Xtreme Review" 148Apps 11:22 AM
  • "Plunder! Review" 148Apps 2:15 PM
  • "Beat Gather Review" 148Apps 10:29 AM
  • "Take Advantage of VIP Contacts on your iPhone or iPad" MacNews Blog 7:33 AM
  • "Open & Manage Up To 24 Browser Tabs in Safari for iPad" OS X Daily 3:21 PM
  • "Q&A: Can I run iPhone or iPad applications on my computer?" AppleToolbox 8:55 AM
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review -The Week in Full Swing: Autodesk for iOS and OS X" eXtensions 6:58 PM
  • "Walter Isaacson's 'Steve Jobs' Is a Great Lesson In Economics" Forbes 5:24 PM
  • "Microsoft, Apple, and the demise of the take-no-prisoners exec: Windows chief Steven Sinofksy and iOS software chief Scott Forstall are being replaced by more collaborative executives. But don't discount the contributions of the hard case."  CNET News 3:09 PM
  • "Opinion: Is The iPhone 5 Already Outdated?" App Advice 12:51 PM
  • "Peak Apple: Forstall was 'closest thing to Jobs they had left'/Ejected iOS chief Scott Forstall was an '***hole' and Apple's 'closest approximation' to Steve Jobs, according to a former senior employee." The Register 12:47 PM
  • "Is Apple is the most innovative?" TG Daily 12:13 PM
  • "Steve Jobs In The Flesh" Forbes 11:05 AM
  • "Apple and Microsoft could make 600% more from Android than Google in 2013" VentureBeat 11:05 AM
  • "Opinion: Apple's HTC deal shows a Samsung peace is possible" Computerworld 9:43 AM
  • "Finally, at Tim Cook's Apple: Perks" Newser 8:52 AM
  • "YouTube Pairs With Google TV For Second-Screen Experience. Could iOS Be Next?" Fast Company 8:51 AM
  • "Who Has The Advantage: Siri Or Google Now?"  ReadWrite 8:15 AM
  • "Holy Cow It Still Takes 2-3 Weeks To Buy An iPhone 5 Online" Business Insider 8:11 AM
  • "Why Apple couldn't make the iPad mini with a Retina display"  iMore 8:18 AM
  • "The iPad Mini and the cost of Retina"  Marco Arment 8:04 AM
  • "The Very Silly Apple/Foxconn Game 'In A Permanent Save State'" Forbes 7:52 AM
  • "On Disruption And Desperation: Apple, Google, Amazon, Best Buy, And DuckDuckGo" PixoBebo 7:36 AM
  • "How Microsoft Can Beat The Mac, iPhone, And iPad (and why it won't happen)" Mac 360 7:36 AM
  • "How a Chromebook got me through Hurricane Sandy" CNET News 4:14 PM
  • "The coming browser wars" ZDNet 12:58 PM
  • "Why Facebook's relationship pages creep me out over privacy" ZDNet 12:57 PM
  • "6 tools to manage large file transfers: Big names in tech compete with upstarts to help enterprises manage data sharing" Network World 12:11 PM
  • "US mobile users sending fewer text messages: 678 per month" IDG News Service 12:11 PM
  • "Review: Best tools to set up secure Wi-Fi for BYOD" InfoWorld 11:30 AM
  • "The once-hyped semantic Web still bubbles along: The meaning-oriented data linkage concept persists, despite slow progress" InfoWorld 11:30 AM
  • "Creating strong passwords is easier than you think" InfoWorld 11:30 AM
  • "Of Sand Dunes and the birth of the Silicon Valley" EE Times 11:10 AM
  • "HTC's Windows Phone 8X review: Fast, bright and sleek" Computerworld 11:01 AM
  • "Video: Five Major Trends Reshaping The IT Industry" CRN 10:59 AM
  • "Crysis 3 Multiplayer Preview Shines, Even In Alpha" HotHardware 10:03 AM
  • "Can Hadoop Survive its Weird Beginning?" Forbes 10:00 AM
  • "James Bond as first tech futurist?" MarketWatch 9:51 AM
  • "Galaxy Nexus And Nexus 7 Owners: You Can Manually Update To Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Now" TechCrunch 12:37 PM
  • "iPad will lose market dominance to Android next year, says analyst" CNET News 10:15 AM
  • "Petraeus Fallout: 5 Gmail Security Facts/Where did the former CIA director and the woman with whom he was having an affair go wrong? Learn from his experience with Gmail." InformationWeek 1:24 PM
  • "Google Reveals Government Requests For User Data, Content Removal On The Rise" TechCrunch 12:36 PM
  • "Are You Ready For Faster Internet Speeds Kansas City? Google Fiber Starts Wiring Homes For Service" TechCrunch 12:35 PM
  • "Acer Apparently Reconciles With Google" Forbes 9:55 AM
  • "Google Wages War With Apple And The Rest Of The Tablet Industry, Unleashes Impressive Nexus 7 +Mobile" TechCrunch 12:48 PM
  • "Review: Microsoft Surface with Windows RT" Electronista 8:11 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Three-in-one olloclip Lenses for the iPhone 5 Announced" eXtensions 6:57 PM
  • "mLogic introduces new mLink Thunderbolt PCIe expansion chassis" SlashGear 5:24 PM
  • "Sega News: 'Jet Set Radio' Releasing this Month, 'Crazy Taxi' Updated with Widescreen Support" Touch Arcade 3:57 PM
  • "WD releases Mac desktop drives with USB 3.0, 4TB capacity: USB 3.0 ups the I/O bandwidth by 10X over USB 2.0" Computerworld 3:09 PM
  • "Fraden Corp Announces New Infrared Thermometer Invention For Smartphones -- New Infrared Module Built into Smartphones Takes Body Temperature without Any Contact in Less than One Second – Works with Phone's Digital Camera" Thomas PR 12:39 PM
  • "Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak To Star In His Own Ultra-Violet Video Game" Cult of Mac 12:14 PM
  • "Duolingo Brings Language-Learning with Crowd-Sourced Innovation to iPhone" PC Magazine 12:11 PM
  • "YouTube: App update with full-screen mode for iPhone 5 coming" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:53 AM
  • "Citizen's iPhone-Friendly Eco-Drive Watch Is Now Available In U.K." Cult of Mac 10:28 AM
  • "Epson enters Large-Format Technical Plotter market with ground-breaking SureColor series" Architosh 10:25 AM
  • "Graphisoft BIMx now available for Amazon Kindle Fire" Architosh 10:24 AM
  • "Introducing the 13" Macbook Pro Retina Sleeve" Mujjo 9:41 AM
  • "Skype for iOS updated with full screen support for the iPhone 5" The Next Web 9:16 AM
  • "How To Add Swipe Gestures To iOS For Navigating Through Different Screens" Redmond Pie 9:12 AM
  • "With Track Your Grub, GrubHubbers Can See Exactly Where Their Food Is - Lauren Goode - Product News - AllThingsD" AllThingsD 9:12 AM
  • "Wearable Devices To Be Worth Over $1.5 Billion By 2014" MacNews 9:08 AM
  • "A Laptop Tote that Combines Capacity and Organization" Forbes 8:52 AM
  • "Dreamboard Launches Private Online Dream Journal and iPhone App" PRWeb 8:42 AM
  • "WaterField Unveils CitySlicker iPad Mini and iPad 4 Cases" PRWeb 8:42 AM
  • "Wondershare(TM) Unveils MobileGo Content Transfer Application for Apple iPhone(R), iPad(R), iPod(R); Does What iTunes(R) Can't" PRNewswire 8:42 AM
  • "TomTom Releases New Update for Speed Cameras for iPhone App" Business Wire 8:36 AM
  • "The gdock Speaker Dock for Samsung Galaxy Devices Takes Mobile Audio and Video to the Next Level" Run Around Tech 8:27 AM
  • "Sky+ Iphone app update adds remote control features" The Inquirer 8:25 AM
  • "Become a hotel magnate in Jane's Hotel Mania for Mac" Daily Game 8:25 AM
  • " Launches To Enable Users To Access Their Media Files Across Multiple Devices" TechCrunch 8:25 AM
  • "App for turning iPhone pics into cash adds 10% commission" GigaOM 8:24 AM
  • "Paul Wilson Goss: iPhone Cameras Provide Artists With Additional Tools" PRNewswire 8:24 AM
  • "Over releases Overgram, a free version of its popular text-over-photo app" TUAW 8:20 AM
  • "This Is the Retractable Lightning Cable Steve Wozniak Should Get (video)" M.I.C. Gadget 8:19 AM
  • "Never lose your wallet again with Wallet TrackR" iDownload Blog 8:18 AM
  • "Skype for IOS updated with Iphone 5 support" The Inquirer 7:58 AM
  • "Duolingo brings free language learning to the iPhone" CNET News 7:56 AM
  • "Robot Kitten Balloon Assault Now on ITunes (iOS)" GamesBizWire 7:37 AM
  • "ChizQuiz 1.0.0 released for iOS - Let's Study Chinese" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Loan Calculator - What If? v6.0 Released for iOS" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Starship Troopers Invasion: 'Mobile Infantry' Invades the App Store" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "International Calls Made Easy With PlusOne" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "Rex Rooster: Eggsterminator Free for iOS - Splatter Predators with Eggs" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "Middle School Math Game for iOS Apps Helps Children Learn Math" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "Zombot Apps Launches Sprouts for iPhone App: Grow Sprouts the Easy Way" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "WordsFlow 1.0 for InDesign - auto-merge Word files for production bliss" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "niApps Releases New Promotional App for iOS Devices" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "Ilaro Research Note Management App Released for iOS" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "Change Thoughts from Negative to Positive" prMac 7:32 AM
  • "Casino Jackpot 1.0 Free for iOS - Quality, Vegas-Inspired Casino Games" prMac 7:32 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Ballmer decided Windows chief Sinofsky was too divisive: Details of what led to to the abrupt departure of the man who delivered Windows 8 are still trickling out. But sources say Microsoft's CEO knew he had to make a change." CNET News 9:06 PM
  • "Windows Head Sinofsky Out at Microsoft: What's It All Mean?" TheStreet 9:32 AM
  • "What Sinofsky's Departure Means for Microsoft" [Video Report] [Paid Membership Required] 9:52 AM
  • "Why Sinofsky Left: A Web Roundup" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:06 AM
  • "Why is Steven Sinofsky out at Microsoft? Depends on who you ask." Houston Chronicle 11:22 AM
  • "The real reason Steve Sinofsky left Microsoft: Most reports chalk up Sinofsky's abrupt departure to his mercurial personality, but thwarted ambition may be a more likely motivator" InfoWorld 11:30 AM
  • "Mystery surrounds Windows president Steven Sinofsky's departure from Microsoft" The Independent 11:39 AM
  • "Analysts divine traces of Windows 8 weakness, ego clash in Sinofsky exit" Computerworld 2:15 PM
  • "Sinofsky's departure due to politics or products?" CNET News 10:16 AM
  • "In the Sinofsky Departure, Bill Gates Sided With the Other Steve (Ballmer) at Microsoft" AllThingsD 9:50 AM
  • "Williams: 'Something Big' in Microsoft Departure/Richard Williams, analyst at Cross research discusses Windows president, Steve Sinofsky, leaving Microsoft." [Video Report] Bloomberg 10:08 AM
  • "Microsoft's Sinofsky Departs as Larson-Green Promoted" Bloomberg 10:07 AM
  • "Microsoft parts ways with Windows head" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Chief to Depart" [Paid Membership Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Microsoft slips as Windows boss departs: Analysts say Sinofsky's surprise exit is bad sign for software giant" MarketWatch 9:51 AM
  • "Microsoft's former Windows Phone chief shifted to head of corporate development and strategy" The Verge 8:27 PM
  • "Microsoft shares fall after departure of key executive" Reuters 2:14 PM
  • "Microsoft and Google financials could surface at trial" Reuters 10:11 AM
  • "Google v Microsoft patent licence trial begins" BBC 10:39 AM
  • "Microsoft, Google square off over patent royalty rates" IDG News Service 12:04 PM
  • "Initial Windows 8 PC sales estimates 'mixed,' say analysts" ZDNet 12:58 PM
  • "Exclusive: Windows Phone 8 Coming to Sprint in 2013" PC Magazine 12:02 PM
  • "Sprint Will Wait To Launch Windows Phone 8 Until 2013" TechCrunch 12:36 PM
  • "HP Exec Alan Kessler Leaves for CEO Role at Vormetric" AllThingsD 1:15 PM
  • "HP tweaks Windows 8 downgrade policy: Now says 'we may not' have Windows 7 drivers for consumers' new PCs that come with Windows 8 pre-installed" Computerworld 11:01 AM
  • "Analyst: Dell's core PC business 'remains under pressure'" ZDNet 12:57 PM
  • "Is Dell Too Timid to Change?" Barron's 1:14 PM
  • "Dell overhauls print portfolio for digital era" V3 12:50 PM
  • "Report: Intel in talks to invest up to US$500 million in Sharp" IDG News Service 12:12 PM
  • "Intel, Qualcomm in talks to invest up to $300 million in Sharp: Jiji" Reuters 8:42 PM
  • "Global head of sales leaves Intel's McAfee unit" Reuters 12:21 PM
  • "AMD CEO denies sale, says company is 'on the right path' in leaked memo" The Verge 8:28 PM
  • "Exclusive: AMD hires bank to explore options - sources" Reuters 3:19 PM
  • "AMD 'Exploring Options' Including Breakup, Sale" AllThingsD 3:20 PM
  • "Cisco Reports First Quarter Earnings" Marketwire 3:23 PM
  • "Cisco Rallies On Earnings Beat As It Sits On $45B In Cash" Forbes 3:36 PM
  • "Cisco's profit soars 18%" CNNMoney 3:36 PM
  • "Cisco Profits Rise, Beating Forecasts" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:13 PM
  • "Cisco kicks off fiscal year with strong earnings: CEO John Chambers asserts its mobility and cloud strategies must be working based on positive financials, which beat Wall Street estimates." CNET News 7:42 PM
  • "Cisco Profit Rises; Challenges Persist" [Paid Membership Required] 8:41 PM
  • "CSCO FYQ1 Rev, EPS Beat, Shares Rise" Barron's 3:22 PM
  • "Cisco first quarter EPS, revenue beat Street" Reuters 3:22 PM
  • "Cisco profit rises, beats Street" MarketWatch 3:22 PM
  • "Cisco expected to show mild signs of growth: Network giant's shares lose gains from last earnings bounce" MarketWatch 9:51 AM
  • "Cisco on Deck: Don't Expect Any Miracles" TheStreet 1:09 PM
  • "Cisco Welcomes BYOD With Open Arms" BYTE 10:21 AM
  • "Senate readies for fight over cybersecurity surveillance: Sen. Joe Lieberman says his cybersecurity bill is necessary to prevent terrorists from dumping 'raw sewage into our lakes.' But privacy groups call it a big step toward Big Brother." CNET News 10:15 AM
  • "Obama's Re-election Means IT Plans Can Be Executed" E-Commerce Times 11:11 AM
  • "Tech CEO Council Urges Legislation To Prevent Fiscal Cliff" WSJ Blogs 1:16 PM
  • "CEA: Tablets And Smartphones Still King In 2013" BYTE 10:21 AM
  • "As iPad Grows, PC Replacement Cycle Slows" AllThingsD 9:44 AM
  • "iPads, tablets eating into PC market: Barclays" MarketWatch 1:12 PM
  • "PCs 'could decline for years,' analyst warns in cutting outlook: Barclays Capital analyst issues a downward revision for the sector, blaming surging interest in tablets and Windows 8 confusion for the move." CNET News 10:16 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Sun Setting for Apple Investors?" [Video Report] FOXBusiness 11:19 AM
  • "Apple Backlash Hits Critical Mass But 'Cheap' Stock Stuck in Limbo" Daily Ticker 9:12 AM
  • "Apple: The Law Of Large Numbers And Declining Margins Point Towards Average Stock Returns" Seeking Alpha 7:53 AM
  • "Has Apple Become the Stock We Love to Hate?" Forbes 7:53 AM
  • "Watching Apple for signs of a bottom" MarketWatch 7:52 AM
  • "Apple: Why The Recent Drop Is Unjustified" Seeking Alpha 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft and Apple — Same moves; different risks" MarketWatch 12:16 PM
  • "The Real Apple Problem" TheStreet 7:40 AM
  • "Buy Apple on Sale This Holiday Quarter" TheStreet 8:11 AM
  • "Winner of the Apple-HTC Deal? (Hint: See Redmond)" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:25 AM
  • "Holland: Apple Is a Truly Iconic Company" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:25 AM
  • "HTC share zoom prior to Apple peace pact under investigation" The Register 9:45 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Microsoft, Cisco keep pressure on techs/Cisco weak ahead of results; Apple leads sector in modest recovery" MarketWatch 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks Turn Higher; Home Depot Rallies" FOXBusiness 11:18 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Budget Debate Concern Erases Rally" Bloomberg 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks End at 3-1/2 Month Lows, Led by Techs" CNBC 4:20 PM
  • "Stocks Succumb to Late Sell-Off" TheStreet 4:20 PM
  • "Stocks in rut as fiscal cliff dominates" CNNMoney 4:20 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Hit 3-Month Low" [Paid Membership Required] 4:20 PM
  • "Stocks under pressure: U.S. stock futures were lower Tuesday as investors continue to fret over whether lawmakers will cut a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff." CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks recede amid U.S., Greece fears/Japanese stocks reverse course for a 7th straight session of losses" MarketWatch 9:45 AM
  • "U.S., Greek Worries Weigh Asian Shares" [Paid Membership Required] 9:50 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rebound as Wall Street rises" MarketWatch 1:05 PM
  • "Markets roiled by unsolved Greek bailout delay and seeming disagreement between Europe and IMF" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:54 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:13 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:14 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies" CBS News 6:40 PM
  • "Best Places to Invest in Technology Now: Pros" CNBC 1:18 PM

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