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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hears long-anticipated AirPower wirless charger will hit store shelves in September, delay due to "technical hurdles"; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple's recent habit of pre-announcing products hurts company more than consumers—reports and opinions in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections today; Nir Eyal at Quartz opines the reason Apple, Google don't want us using phones more is to curb harmful behavior, instead creating "healthy habits with [our] digital devices"; Tim Cook explains to Irish Times Apple's commitment to Ireland; Final Cut Pro turns 7 today—reports in our OS X section; Apple part of car consortium to establish digital car key specs for smartphones; Apple adds another original program to show lineup; the honeymoon is over, US Supreme Court rules states may now require online retailers to collect sales tax; CNET thinks Logitech Crayon so good Apple should copy it.

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  • "How Apple Could Build The Dominant Computing Platform"  Seeking Alpha 1:32 PM
  • "Apple Stores Make Tidy Profits, but They Don't Need To: Something happened when John Browett was given the walking papers. Maybe he just wasn't as good as Cook when it comes to operations, but I'm hoping Tim Cook had an epiphany and realized that the Apple retail store experience is not about profitability. It's about showcasing the product, and when the customer service falters, the customer can't revel in the products." MacNewsWorld 8:42 AM
  • "How Apple polishes U.S. stock market returns: Company's giant valuation shapes many indexes"  MarketWatch 3:32 PM
  • "Apple's plunging stock price takes company out of $500 billion club" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 1:34 PM
  • "iPhone, iPad sales to surge over next two quarters, says analyst: Sales of the iPhone and iPads will be higher than expected this quarter and on into the next quarter, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst."  CNET News 8:23 AM
  • "Analyst: iPad mini 'less cannibalistic' than expected/A survey suggests that Windows PCs, not 10-inch iPads, will be its primary victim" Fortune 8:03 AM
  • "Keen On... Steve Wozniak: Why Woz Worries Microsoft Is Now More Innovative Than Apple [TCTV]"  TechCrunch 8:40 AM
  • "U.S. consumers hesitant to make switch to Windows 8" ["What's more, about one-third of Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP users who are ready to buy a new personal computer say they intend to switch to an Apple product. ... Avast's poll of U.S. Windows users found 16% planned to purchase a new computer. While 68% indicated they would get one of the new Windows 8 models, 30% planned to buy an Apple iPad touch tablet, and 12%, an Apple Macintosh computer."]  USA Today 9:49 AM
  • "One-Third Of Windows Users Surveyed Intend To Go Mac" MacNews 9:49 AM
  • "Google sandboxes Flash in Chrome for OS X: Wraps up the transition to its own PPAPI plug-in technology for the Adobe software" Computerworld 11:15 AM
  • "Aperture 3.4.2 or later: Supported email clients" Apple Support 4:37 PM
  • "How to Back Up Your Mac: Our Complete Guide" MacTrast 2:47 PM
  • "Mac 101: Diving into menus, part 3" Macworld 9:54 AM
  • "How to manage passwords with Keychain Access" Macworld 9:54 AM
  • "Mac Gems: Koku is a solid personal-finance app" Macworld 9:05 AM
  • "iTunes Match renewals begin: What you need to know" iMore 8:37 AM
  • "Tweetbot for OS X review" AppleTell 8:33 AM
  • "How to use Mountain Lion's Dictation & voice shortcuts" Amsys 10:12 AM
  • "Stop Software Update from Bugging You in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 2:47 PM
  • "Use This AirDrop Alternative To Easily Share Files Between Macs Via WiFi [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:29 AM
  • "How To Use A Mac To Type Faster Than You Can Really Type" BohemianBoomer 7:55 AM
  • "How A Font Picker Should Really Pick And Display Fonts On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "Goodbye, RSS. Goodbye, Reader. Hello Pocket On The Mac" TeraTalks 7:54 AM
  • "A Fun, New, Easy, And Free Way To Use iCloud To Store Files From A Mac" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "How You Can Keep Your Mac Awake Even When It Wants To Go To Sleep" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "Do You Need An App That Checks Your Mac's Storage, Hardware, Files, And System?" McSolo 7:54 AM
  • "Try This Free And Easy Mac App That Analyzes Your Home Or Office Wi-Fi Network" NoodleMac 7:55 AM
  • "This OS X Bug Is Deeply Annoying But Amazingly Pretty" Gizmodo 8:06 AM
  • "iTunes Match: Will the Second Year Be as Imperfect as the First?" The Tech Night Owl 7:53 AM
Press Releases
  • "Ambrosia updates Snapz Pro with Mountain Lion compatibility, more" The Loop 6:54 PM
  • "Evernote 5 for Mac Launches After Major Overhaul" PC Magazine 4:26 PM
  • "Evernote 5 for Mac Updates Your Notebooks with a More Beautiful, Elegant Interface" Lifehacker 10:26 AM
  • "Evernote 5 launches with revised interface, new search and collaboration features" Macworld 6:31 PM
  • "iDeer Mac Blu-ray Player is Fully Compatible with the Mac OS X 10.8.2" PRNewswire 9:36 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Google Preps Maps App for Apple iPhones" [Paid Membership Required] 4:19 PM
  • "The native Google Maps app for iOS will reportedly have turn-by-turn navigation when launched" The Next Web 4:26 PM
  • "Google Reportedly distributing test version of standalone iOS Maps app" AppleInsider 4:37 PM
  • "Google Reportedly Readies Maps App For iOS As Eddy Cue Manages Apple's Maps Improvements" TechCrunch 5:05 PM
  • "Aaron Sorkin says Steve Jobs biopic will have only three scenes" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:18 PM
  • "Aaron Sorkin: Steve Jobs movie will be centered around launches of Mac, NeXT, and iPod" The Verge 1:37 PM
  • "Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic: Three 30-Minute Scenes Taking Place Before Three Product Launches" MacRumors 1:37 PM
  • "The Good Steve Jobs Movie Will Only Have Three Scenes" Gizmodo 1:37 PM
  • "Apple staff call Taiwanese filmmaker an 'idiot': A Taiwanese writer and director who flew to Hong Kong to confront Apple in person over a long-running copyright infringement saga says he was branded an 'idiot' by staff and escorted off the premises by police." The Register 8:19 AM
  • "Taiwanese filmaker escorted out of Apple's Hong Kong headquarters" TUAW 7:14 PM
  • "Worldwide sales of mobile phones decline 3% in 3Q12, while smartphone sees 47% increase, says Gartner" DigiTimes 7:53 AM
  • "Flipboard teams up with Apple to launch new iBookstore-powered 'Books' section in its iOS apps" The Next Web 8:29 AM
  • "Flipboard adds iBookstore perusing to iOS app" CNET News 11:03 AM
  • "Samsung: We Won't Negotiate Patent Deal With Apple" Tom's Hardware 9:57 AM
  • "Consumers Favor Apple Products For The 2012 Holiday Season" MacNews 7:59 AM
  • "Trial begins for smuggling ring accused of sneaking $80m worth of iPhones, iPads into China" The Next Web 8:16 AM
  • "Apple continues to improve Maps, brings turn-by-turn navigation to Australia" Macworld UK 8:11 AM
  • "Apps With 'Memory' In The Title Being Targeted By German Game Publisher" Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
  • "Thieves grab 3,600 Apple iPad minis from JFK Airport" Fortune 10:11 AM
  • "Square reaches $10 billion payment processing milestone" Electronista 8:13 AM
  • "Gadgets in Space: What It Takes to Get an iPad Into Orbit" Wired 8:23 AM
  • "Your iPhone wants you to buy a box of crackers: Mondelez International, the company formerly known as Kraft Foods, is betting it can use mobile phones to drive sales of snacks." Fortune 8:23 AM
  • "The 5 Ugliest Apple Products Of All Time" ReadWrite 8:02 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Nvidia's Tesla Sees New Challenge in INTC's 'Phi,' Says Evercore" Barron's 11:50 AM
  • "So you broke our encrypted files? Ha! They were DOUBLY encrypted: Developers have launched a sync-and-share service aimed at small businesses that adds an extra layer of encryption absent from popular services such as Dropbox and Box." The Register 11:33 AM
  • "Toshiba readies feature-pruned, profit-boosting Jelly Bean tablet" The Register 11:31 AM
  • "New Mozilla tool lets anyone create and hack interactive videos" PCWorld 11:04 AM
  • "Texas Instruments To Slash Jobs, Wind Down Mobile Business" CRN 10:23 AM
  • "Circuit City website going away as brand owner Systemax plans to merge site with TigerDirect" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 11:37 AM
  • "Exclusive: Spotify to begin rolling out browser-based music app in beta today" The Verge 10:21 AM
  • "Game Controller Marries Tablet: Here Comes Baby" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:11 AM
  • "Kindle Fire HD 8.9IDG News Service Shipping Today, On Best Buy Store Shelves Tomorrow" TechCrunch 11:24 AM
  • "GameStop swings to loss on write-down; sales fall" MarketWatch 9:45 AM
  • "Leap Wireless Names Elliott COO in Management Overhaul" Bloomberg 10:17 AM
  • "Tech startups target fashionistas" MarketWatch 9:44 AM
  • "Panasonic executive: panel displays to return to profit in Q4" Reuters 10:11 AM
  • "At Sony, Share Slide Underscores Test for CEO" [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Sony's Hirai Is Coming Unplugged" [Paid Membership Required] 9:43 AM
  • "OnLive Makes Good On Its Promise, Brings Its Cloud Gaming Service To LG's G2 Smart TVs" TechCrunch 11:25 AM
  • "Google stealthily coalesces UK music cloud into being" The Register 11:32 AM
  • "Google targets Android fragmentation with updated terms for SDK: The Android SDK's new terms of service are meant to ensure developers don't contribute to the fragmentation of Android" IDG News Service 11:03 AM
  • "Google Launches Ingress, a Worldwide Mobile Alternate Reality Game" AllThingsD 9:44 AM
  • "Google Asks 'Which Result Do You Prefer?'" TheStreet 9:34 AM
  • "Retailers Put Black Friday Specials Online" [Paid Membership Required] 10:53 AM
  • "Samsung Invents Air-Gesturing Controls for Tablets & Beyond" Patent Bolt 10:30 AM
  • "Google Nexus range battles Apple with low prices and Project Butter" Telegraph 8:13 AM
  • "5by5 | The Critical Path #63: In Orbit" asymco 1:37 PM
  • "Steve Jobs vs. Sam Walton: The tale of the tape/A rare conversation with Walter Isaacson and John Huey, the writers who got inside the heads of these two extraordinary business leaders."  Fortune 8:04 AM
  • "New iMac Deliveries to Be Delayed Until Early Next Year?" MacRumors 8:36 AM
  • "New iMacs rumored to be delayed until next year" TUAW 8:31 AM
  • "Late 2012 iMacs late?" iTWire 3:47 PM
  • "Rumor: New iMac May See Significant Delay Until After Christmas... Or Might Not" AppleBitch 9:10 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone, iPad mini sales even stronger than expected - report" AppleInsider 3:19 PM
  • "iPhone 5S release date rumoured for Q1 2013" TrustedReviews 10:04 AM
  • "Apple A6X uncovered" EE Times 10:30 AM
  • "Fourth-gen LTE iPads reaching Apple Stores" iDownload Blog 8:32 AM
  • "Turns Out the iPad mini isn't a Cannibal After All" PadGadget 8:42 AM
  • "Intel Thunderbolt penetration stalls on cost" FairerPlatform 9:44 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Advances their Multi-Level Presence Sensing System" Patently Apple 7:58 AM
  • "An IPad That Sizes Visuals Depending On How Close Your Face Is?" MacNews 7:59 AM
  • "Apple invention may one day replace 'pinch to zoom'" AppleInsider 10:01 AM
  • "Apple patent may lead to display that reacts to the proximity of your face" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "Apple looks to suppress noise created by iPhone 'vibrate' function" AppleInsider 7:58 AM
  • "Apple invention may one day replace 'pinch to zoom'" AppleInsider 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Working On Auto-Zooming Content, iPhone Vibration Noise Suppression" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "Apple Files Boring Haptics Feature Patent Designed to keep your iPhone from Falling off a Table" Patently Apple 9:50 AM
  • "Apple Working On 'Sticky Functionality' For Macs" MacNews 7:58 AM
  • "iOS 6 audio framework bug may be to blame for data overages: Public Radio Exchange claims it's fixed in iOS 6.0.1, but users aren't so sure." Ars Technica 10:25 AM
  • "iOS 6 Bug Caused Multiple Audio Downloads, Fixed with Latest Version" Mac|Life 8:29 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Ticket to Ride Europe Pocket For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:20 AM
  • "Puzzle Craft For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:20 AM
  • "Rope'n'Fly 3 -From Dusk Till Dawn For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:20 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:33 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:33 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:33 AM
  • "iPad mini Buyer's Guide -Prices $329 To $999 -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 7:55 AM
  • "Target Black Friday 2012 Ad features $195 iPod touch 16GB 4th Gen. with Free $40 Gift Card" I4U News 10:03 AM
  • "Early MacMall Apple Black Friday 2012 Sale launched: MacMall just started their early Black Friday 2012 sale with savings up to $499 on Macs, tablets, accessories and more." I4U News 10:02 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 17 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:32 AM

  • "iPad mini Wi-Fi + LTE First Impressions" BGR 1:36 PM
  • "LaCie Rugged USB3 Thunderbolt Review & Benchmarks" The Mac Observer 12:58 PM
  • "olloclip Lens Kit for iPhone 5: Improve Your Image" The Mac Observer 1:28 PM
  • "Innergie mCube Pro universal adapter review: Universal power adapter offers hope for many but not all" Macworld UK 8:37 AM
  • "Amplifiear Uses Sound Frequencies To Amplify Your iPad's Audio: A Hands-On Accessory Review" PadGadget 9:25 AM
  • "Portable Seagate Backup Plus A Great Companion For Latest Macs" MacNews 7:59 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Siri Is a Gimmick and a Tease: But Google Voice Search is getting close to fulfilling Apple's broken promise."  Slate 8:53 AM
  • "Afterglow for iPhone review: Beautifully designed photo app offers value for money, quality images" Macworld UK 8:37 AM
  • "ColorStrokes Turns Your Photos Into Art — iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:32 AM
  • "Facebook iOS App Updated with Share, Improved Tagging, News Feed Sorting" MacStories 4:27 PM
  • "LockItDown app review: Organising meetings, drinks or parties could get a whole lot easier if LockItDown takes off, says Matt Warman." Telegraph 8:12 AM
  • "Review: The Room is an iOS game so good, it's scary" Macworld 10:09 AM
  • "How A Cool, Free iPhone App Can Revolutionize Your Shopping Habits Forever" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "QatQi review: QatQi is a beautifully designed and addictive word game that will keep you playing for hours, writes Shane Richmond." Telegraph 8:13 AM
  • "Appidemic: Outlaw for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:32 AM
  • "Nutty Fluffies Review" Mac|Life 8:32 AM
  • "Gear Jack Review: Gear Jack is an auto-runner platformer that could have been great, but its frustrating level design drags it way down." 148Apps 8:37 AM
  • "Coaster Crazy Review" 148Apps 10:09 AM
  • "Micro Miners Review" 148Apps 9:05 AM
  • "Duolingo Review" 148Apps 2:47 PM
  • "Max Awesome Review" 148Apps 2:48 PM
  • "Get Your ePub Bookmarks To Sync Between iOS Devices In iBooks [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 5:54 PM
  • "How to make your own Fusion Drive" Macworld 9:54 AM
  • "DIY for Teachers: Creating Educational Materials on the iPad" PadGadget 8:32 AM
  • "Receiving Message Notifications from only your Contacts" iLounge 3:18 PM
  • "Maintain separate contact lists on two iOS devices" iLounge 1:36 PM
  • "How to decide between full-sized tablets: iPad, Nexus 10, Kindle HD, Surface RT, and Nook HD+" ZDNet 9:57 AM
  • "Buying guide: iPad mini vs. Nexus 7" ZDNet 9:44 AM
  • "Cyber Monday is almost here: 5 ways to stay secure while shopping online" VentureBeat 8:14 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Used to Mail Autographed Apple Chips to Fans" Neatorama 8:25 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 8:43 PM
  • "Why App Store search (still) needs to be fixed" GigaOM 1:34 PM
  • "Judge Allows Apple & Samsung to Add More Products to Patent Suit" The Mac Observer 9:22 PM
  • "When Samsung talks strategy, it thinks of Apple" CNET News 1:34 PM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Bereft of basic logic" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:40 AM
  • "The future of Siri and Apple's services" iMore 3:18 PM
  • "Siri Often Sucks. Will Humans Make Sivi Better?" Fast Company 9:59 AM
  • "Kontra on Siri vs. Google: 'Apple's game to lose'" Fortune 8:21 AM
  • "Google Mimics AirPlay, Apple TV's Best Feature" ReadWrite 8:02 AM
  • "iPad Mini: Delayed Purchases, Latent Demand & Cannibalization" Tech-Thoughts 7:56 AM
  • "If Microsoft, Google, And Amazon Are Truly Beleaguered, Why Is Apple?" PixoBebo 7:55 AM
  • "What Apple's iPhone Customers Do Much More Of Than Android Customers" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer attacks Android and Apple" Telegraph 9:44 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer maintains the iPhone is overpriced, promises more Microsoft gadgets" iDownload Blog 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Ballmer still thinks iPhones are too expensive, opens door to Microsoft doing their own phone" 9 to 5 Mac 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Opens Fire At Android, iOS" BGR 8:33 AM
  • "Microsoft's Ballmer says Windows can dance between Android and iPhone. Really?"  Computerworld 7:54 AM
  • "Emerging Markets: Brazil Will Get Its First Apple Store" The Mac Observer 6:47 PM
  • "Second-screen hopefuls hard-pressed to disrupt Hollywood 'cabal'" paidContent 6:39 PM
  • "Japanese iOS 'Pokedex' doesn't mean Nintendo's abandoning its hardware/Don't get too excited: Game Freak's informational app probably isn't a harbinger." Ars Technica 5:50 PM
  • "What is 600Hz? Plasma TV specifications hype '600Hz' refresh; is this better than 120Hz or 240Hz?" CNET Reviews 11:53 AM
  • "Does Nokia's Here launch imagine a world without Nokia phones?" ZDNet 11:42 AM
  • "Kill the Password: Why a String of Characters Can't Protect Us Anymore" Wired 11:39 AM
  • "Brilliant Bastards: The Toughest Tech Bosses Who Haven't Been Fired Yet" [Slideshow] Wired 11:39 AM
  • "Free hacking tool kits fuel cyber arms race"  11:12 AM
  • "How-to: Get started with MySQL/An easy step-by-step guide to setting up a MySQL database server, along with phpMyAdmin, on Fedora, CentOS, or Ubuntu" InfoWorld 10:42 AM
  • "Programmer picks: 7 tools for HTML5, Ruby, Python, and more/PHP, Ruby, Python, and beyond -- developers weigh in on seven popular IDEs and tools aimed at dynamic languages" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:42 AM
  • "Google TV Gets Some Much-Needed Improvements, Still Needs More" Techland 11:34 AM
  • "In just three years, Android has crushed the smartphone competition" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "Android really is the new Windows" ZDNet 11:42 AM
  • "Why Android's Dominance Is Bad: Google's Android platform grabbed a commanding 72% share of the smartphone market during the third quarter. That needs to change." InformationWeek 10:41 AM
  • "IT's new battlegrounds in the cloud revolution" ZDNet 11:42 AM
  • "Petraeus Mission Impossible: Cloaking Email, Online Identities" InformationWeek 10:40 AM
  • "Egad! Nexus 10 nearly outperforms iPad" Boston Herald 10:18 AM
  • "Why Windows Tablets Are The Best Storage Deal" BYTE 10:13 AM
  • "4 Social Factors That Drive IT Buying Decisions" InformationWeek 10:12 AM
  • "Mozilla Releases Annual Report For 2011: Revenue Up 33% To $163M, Majority From Google" TechCrunch 11:24 AM
  • "Mozilla: The problem is mobile, not money" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "The decline and fall of the text message" MarketWatch 9:44 AM
  • "HP PC chief: Microsoft's Surface is 'KLUDGEY'. There, I said it" The Register 10:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Sued Because It Overloaded Surface Tablet With Pre-Installed Apps" Techdirt 9:44 AM
  • "A Lawyer Hates His New Microsoft Surface So Much He's Suing" Business Insider 8:22 AM
  • "Tell Siri It's Your Birthday And She'll Try To Sing To You [Image] Cult of Mac 10:53 AM
  • "This iPad mini Is Just Right" MacMost 8:37 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Multiplayer Mobile Game Shadowgun: DeadZone Available On iOS and Android" MacMegasite 7:45 PM
  • "Stan Lee's Verticus Released On App Store" MacTrast 5:49 PM
  • "The Indy Mini: New Leather iPad Mini Bag from WaterField Designs/WaterField Designs unveils the new Indy Mini—a minimalist, butter-soft leather shoulder bag to carry the iPad mini and other necessities. All WaterField Designs products are manufactured to exacting standards entirely in San Francisco. Shipping now." PRWeb 5:04 PM
  • "iOS app Kapture wants to reward you for taking pictures of your coffee" VentureBeat 4:26 PM
  • "Facebook Adds Emoji To Messages, In-Line Friend Tagging, Share Button In iOS And Android App Updates" TechCrunch 4:19 PM
  • "Facebook 5.2 Released For iOS, Adds Reposting, Sharing Features" Macgasm 5:37 PM
  • "Thomas PR Client Black Friday Deals 2012" Thomas PR 3:53 PM
  • "Blogger iOS App Gets iPad Support" PC Magazine 3:18 PM
  • "App Guide: Recipes" Wired 1:29 PM
  • "'I'm a PIRATE' confessions spew from OED iPhone dictionary" The Register 1:29 PM
  • "JBL Outs The First iOS Speaker Docks For The Lightning Connector" TechCrunch 1:29 PM
  • "Griffin ships Twenty is an audio amp for AirPort Express (w/ video)" Insanely Great Mac 12:58 PM
  • "Bentley updates iPad apps at Be Inspired Conference in Amsterdam" Architosh 12:58 PM
  • "Sift Turns All Of Your Retailer Emails Into A Personalized Mall On Your iPad" TechCrunch 11:05 AM
  • "Zynga's Arcade Games Go Mobile: Ruby Blast Launches On iOS, With Bubble Safari Coming Soon" TechCrunch 10:16 AM
  • "Orson & Co Debuts History of a Pleasure Seeker: the eLuminated App for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch" PRNewswire 9:35 AM
  • "The Next Version Of Spindle For iOS Hits The Store And Is An Amazing Promo Tool For Businesses" TechCrunch 9:33 AM
  • "iPhone and iPad fight the flab with FitBug Air" Crave @ CNET 9:05 AM
  • "New JBL® Speakers Debut with Lightning Connectors for iPhone 5, iPad Mini and Updated iPad and iPods" Business Wire 8:59 AM
  • "New Lingraphica TalkPath Speech Therapy Apps for Aphasia and Apraxia Download to iPads" Business Wire 8:59 AM
  • "SolaWerksTM Extending Lead in Mobile Energy by Adding Infrared to Its Solar Powered Apple Accessory Products" Business Wire 8:59 AM
  • "AppRiver Releases Secure Email App for Apple and Android Devices" Business Wire 8:58 AM
  • "Quite Possibly The World's Perfect iPad Mini Case" PRWeb 8:58 AM
  • "iPhone App 'Smash Your Food' Gobbles-Up Thanksgiving" PRWeb 8:58 AM
  • "Pixlr Photo Editor For iOS: Super Slick And Super Simple" Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
  • "DIY Home Automation Apps and Accessories for your iPad" PadGadget 8:42 AM
  • "Belkin Expands Keyboard Case Lineup to New Apple iPad mini" MacPrices 12:58 PM
  • "Belkin announces a portable keyboard case for the iPad mini" iMore 8:38 AM
  • "Flipboard adds iBookstore perusing to iOS app" CNET News 12:59 PM
  • "Flipboard Now Offers Books Categories, Promotes Apple's iBookstore Content In-App" TechCrunch 9:14 AM
  • "Flipboard gets all brainy with new books section" VentureBeat 8:31 AM
  • "Algoriddim releases vjay video and music mixing app for iPod touch and iPhone" The Next Web 8:29 AM
  • "Dropcam's iOS app goes big, now optimized for iPad" Engadget 8:16 AM
  • "Yandex launches new iPad app to make search faster and easier for tablet users" The Next Web 8:16 AM
  • "JBL first to release iOS docks with new Lightning connector" iPodNN 8:12 AM
  • "Sync.ME Closes $4M In Funding To Scale Up Its Social Contact Syncing iOS App" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "ShadowArc for iOS: An original multi-touch blocking game" Daily Game 8:05 AM
  • "Paragon Software grants free upgrade to all Seagate drive owners on Thanksgiving Day" Paragon Software 8:00 AM
  • "Introductory Maze App For Toddlers" prMac 9:05 AM
  • "Algoriddim Unleashes New vjay App for iPhone and new iPod touch" prMac 8:31 AM
  • "The Indy Mini: New Leather iPad Mini Bag from WaterField Designs" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "ShadowArc for iOS: An original multi-touch blocking game" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "iPhone Lightning Cable Strikes Big Idea with LEGO Fans on KickStarter" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Fingers Poker - a never seen match-3 poker game" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Christmify - the perfect way to decorate your photos this holiday season" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Bato from Nevosoft Now Available on App Store for iPad" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "PFSoft and LMAX Exchange have launched White Label for FX brokers" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "New iOS Fitness App Design Your Body Becomes Fitness Fans' Best Friend" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Make Your Own Quiz App, Without any Coding Whatsoever" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "iOS App Swap Booth just released on iTunes" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Agile Tortoise release Tally - A Quick Counting app for iPhone" prMac 7:57 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM offering $4 billion in credit through partners: The company has also developed a new mobile app to help customers get financing quickly as credit markets remain tight" IDG News Service 10:42 AM
  • "IBM to Offer $4 Billion in Client Financing Through Partners" Bloomberg 9:59 AM
  • "HP PC chief: Microsoft's Surface is 'KLUDGEY'. There, I said it" The Register 11:31 AM
  • "HP PC chief: Surface is 'kludgey,' not really competition" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "HP Shrugs Off Microsoft Surface: Report" TheStreet 10:02 AM
  • "HP targets new Proliant SL4500 server at distributed environments: HP's new SL4500 server is targeted at Hadoop and the OpenStack cloud OS that are highly scalable in distributed computing environments" IDG News Service 10:24 AM
  • "HP tweaks ProLiant servers for big data" V3 11:35 AM
  • "HP Unveils New ProLiant Servers Built For Big Data Apps" CRN 8:46 PM
  • "HP Unveils First Purpose-Built Server for Big Data" eWeek 8:46 PM
  • "Microsoft's Ballmer Says Company Must Combine Hardware, Software" Bloomberg 10:01 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Ballmer suggests more hardware coming" Reuters 10:03 AM
  • "Ballmer hints at more Microsoft-developed hardware" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:49 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer attacks Android security and Apple's high prices" Techworld 11:28 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer: Sinofsky was 'amazing'" Fortune 10:05 AM
  • "Sinofsky: I Didn't Try to Gain Control of Windows Phone" PC Magazine 10:58 AM
  • "Sinofsky: I never tried to take over Windows Phone division" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "New Microsoft Windows chief 'shocked' by Sinofsky defenestration" The Register 11:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray: Surface Pro and other systems that run Win8 on Intel's Clover Trail platform are missing in action at a key time -- creating a nasty enterprise tablet problem for Microsoft." InformationWeek 10:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface users complain about Wi-Fi problems: Users of Microsoft's Surface tablet are complaining about Wi-Fi connection dropping, poor signal strength and limited connectivity" IDG News Service 11:02 AM
  • "Dell Profit Down 47% as PC Sales Fall" [Paid Membership Required] 4:23 PM
  • "Dell's profits slump by 47% on weak sales" BBC 5:34 PM
  • "Dell earnings fall hard as PC sales slide: Results slightly miss Street's estimates; full-year forecast maintained" MarketWatch 4:22 PM
  • "Dell Sales Forecast Misses Estimates Amid PC-Industry Slump" Bloomberg 4:23 PM
  • "Dell revenue lower than Street view" Reuters 4:22 PM
  • "Dell's Third Quarter Earnings Report" Investopedia 4:23 PM
  • "Dell quarterly results close to Wall Street estimates" Electronista 6:28 PM
  • "Dell's Not Dead Yet Despite PC Space Slowdown" TheStreet 9:33 AM
  • "Dell: Can new servers offset PC malaise?" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "Dell expected to show further declines: PC maker reports third-quarter results against low bar" MarketWatch 11:48 AM
  • "Dell moves Fluid Data forwards with updated enterprise storage portfolio" V3 11:35 AM
  • "Lenovo unveils new Windows 8 home theater PC" CNET News 10:08 AM
  • "NEC Unveils Facial-Recognition System to Identify Shoppers" PC Magazine 10:58 AM
  • "As AMD Explores Options, Intel Pain Looms: Moore's Law is changing the rules of the game again. This time AMD and Intel could both be on the losing team." InformationWeek 10:12 AM
  • "Intel Thunderbolt suffers low penetration in the PC market" DigiTimes 10:28 AM
  • "Cisco buys Cloupia for $125 million, bolsters cloud management tools" ZDNet 11:42 AM
  • "Cisco Snaps Up Automation Software Startup Cloupia" CRN 10:23 AM
  • "Cisco to Acquire Cloud Software Firm Cloupia for $125 Million" AllThingsD 9:44 AM
  • "Cisco to acquire Cloupia for $125M" MarketWatch 9:45 AM
  • "Cisco to Acquire Cloupia for $125 Million" [Paid Membership Required] 9:57 AM
  • "Cisco Grows Where Others Can't" TheStreet 9:34 AM
  • "Cisco, Qualcomm join to make better use of Wi-Fi in stores and venues: Users of some phones will get to see free information and download apps by tapping a flashing icon" IDG News Service 11:03 AM
  • "Daily Report: Cybersecurity Bill Stalls" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:11 AM
  • "Another U.S. 'cybersecurity' bill declared dead in Senate" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:38 AM
  • "Cybersecurity bill fails in US Senate: Some senators had raised concerns about government authority and privacy issues in the legislation" IDG News Service 11:03 AM
  • "Researchers claim performance fix for overused Wi-Fi points: The researchers' protocol, called WiFox, can be incorporated into existing routers as a software update" IDG News Service 10:42 AM
  • "Web's freedom threatened by 'worrisome' rules: The US faces a tough debate with emerging nations such as India and Brazil at an upcoming UN conference discussing global rules for the internet, the US delegation chief says." Agence France-Presse 11:13 AM
  • "New technology can improve public WiFi connections by 700 per cent" The Independent 10:47 AM
  • "WiFox 'Congestion Handler' Could Speed Up Wi-Fi Without Hardware Tweaks" TechCrunch 11:25 AM
  • "Researchers offer possible fix for slow public Wi-Fi" PCWorld 10:59 AM
  • "Worldwide IT Spending To Grow 2.5% In 2013, Gartner Says" Forbes 11:51 AM
  • "Gartner: 'Scant Growth' In Global Enterprise IT Spending This Year, But 2.5% Rise Projected For 2013: To Total of $2.679 Trillion" TechCrunch 11:26 AM
  • "IT employment is still soaring, and so are bonuses: With unemployment in the IT industry at historically low levels, bonuses are up as employers scramble to fill open positions" InfoWorld 10:42 AM
  • "Taiwan's PC Design Firms Brace for Change" [Paid Membership Required] 5:55 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Stock Price Crashes To Six Month Low And There's No Bottom In Sight" TechCrunch 7:13 PM
  • "Apple Stock Hit by Panic Selling: 'Someone Yelled Fire'" CNBC 2:45 PM
  • "What to Do With Apple's Stock" Forbes 2:41 PM
  • "Apple's Market Cap Falls Below $500 Billion" Mashable 10:00 AM
  • "AAPL Stock dips, Market cap falls below $500B" 9 to 5 Mac 9:40 AM
  • "Apple (AAPL) Shares Cross 2% Yield Mark" Forbes 2:47 PM
  • "Apple to dole out $2.5 billion to shareholders: Making good on its dividend program plans, the tech giant chips away at a $45 billion pile of cash and hands out some legal tender to its shareholders." CNET News 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Shareholders In For Another $2.5 Billion Pay Out Today" RazorianFly 8:02 AM
  • "Apple giving shareholders £1.67 per share today: It might be a roller coaster ride on the AAPL stock right now, but shareholders are being given some pocket money today" Macworld UK 8:11 AM
  • "Is Apple finished, at least for awhile?" optionMONSTER 8:43 AM
  • "Apple's Moment Of Truth And Way Forward" Seeking Alpha 8:21 AM
  • "The Link Exclusive: I Still Like Apple Long-Term" [Video Report] TheStreet 8:21 AM
Industry News
  • "NetApp's shares jump, but AMD falls: Techs trade mostly flat; Apple, Facebook also in the red" MarketWatch 11:48 AM
  • "U.S. stocks close down as Sandy hits data" MarketWatch 4:23 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall on Wal-Mart Forecast Amid Budget Debate" Bloomberg 11:45 AM
  • "Stocks Edge Lower as Traders Parse Data, Corporate News" FOXBusiness 10:37 AM
  • "Dow Drops for Fourth Straight Day" TheStreet 4:24 PM
  • "Dow Posts 4-Day Decline; Apple Drops 2%" CNBC 3:25 PM
  • "Dow, Nasdaq close lower for 4th straight day" CNNMoney 3:25 PM
  • "Stocks Extend Slump" [Paid Membership Required] 4:24 PM
  • "Stocks: Mixed trading ahead" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks fall sharply, but Japan gains" MarketWatch 9:37 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Growth woes, U.S. weigh on Europe stocks/Euro zone slips back into recession in third quarter" MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:30 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:30 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Shares of some top computer companies were mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:55 PM

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