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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, November 16, 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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  • "Apple, Google Consider Arbitration Over Standard Patents" ["The companies have been exchanging proposals on using binding arbitration to reach a licensing agreement over patents that are essential to comply with industry standards on how phones operate. Such an agreement could lead to a global settlement of all of their patent disputes, Apple said in a filing yesterday."]  Bloomberg 2:30 PM
  • "Samsung goes after HTC deal to undercut Apple-filing"  Reuters 4:45 PM
  • "Samsung wants details of Apple's settlement with HTC: In a filing this afternoon, Samsung notes that it plans to file a request with the court for Apple to provide a copy of its patent license agreement with HTC." CNET News 4:46 PM
  • "Judge accepts $22.5 million Google fine in Safari privacy case" IDG News Service 3:21 PM
  • "U.S. Judge Allows Samsung to Add iPhone 5 in Lawsuit: The patent dispute between Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. escalated after a U.S. judge on Thursday granted both companies permission to add new products to their lawsuits claiming infringement, including the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy Note 10.1." [Paid Membership Required] 9:33 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung Allowed to Add Products to Patent Lawsuit" Bloomberg 9:45 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung allowed to add products in US patent lawsuit"  Reuters 7:37 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung add iPhone 5, Note, S3 to brewing law-storm" The Register 7:53 AM
  • "iPhone 5, Galaxy S III Added to Samsung, Apple Patent Case" PC Magazine 2:36 PM
  • "Samsung, Apple allowed to add products including iPhone 5 in patent lawsuit: The judge raised the possibility that Apple's latest tablets could be included if Samsung requests it" IDG News Service 7:56 AM
  • "Court Adds iPhone 5, Galaxy Note 10.1 And Galaxy S III To Patent Lawsuit, Signals iPad Mini Could Be Added, Too" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "A Fresh Season of Apple Television Rumors" AllThingsD 7:49 AM
  • "2012 Businessperson of the Year: 2. Tim Cook" Fortune 4:59 PM
  • "Apple's iPad shipments for China nearly double, after trademark dispute: Apple iPad shipments for the third quarter reached 2.07 million units"  IDG News Service 7:49 AM
  • "Apple and Google disagree on key parameters of potential FRAND arbitration, including scope"  Foss Patents 8:34 AM
  • "Steve Jobs, the $60 Light Bulb, and the Future of Technology"  Forbes 8:01 AM
  • "Tax office takes $28.5m bite out of Apple" ["Apple's Australian arm reaped $4.9 billion in revenue last year through the sale of its computers, iPads and iPhones. The bill takes its total tax tab for the year ending September 24, 2011, to $94.7 million."] Sydney Morning Herald 11:23 AM
  • "Apple hardware chief sells off $10.7M in stock: Apple's senior vice president of hardware engineering Dan Riccio let go of a little more than $10.7 million in stock this week." CNET News 7:05 PM
  • "Apple to seed beta version of OS X 10.8.3 after Thanksgiving weekend" AppleInsider 9:29 PM
  • "Apple returns 'start page' to Safari in time for holidays" MacNN 8:23 AM
  • "Apple notifies iMessages beta users that service will end on Dec. 14" AppleInsider 5:27 PM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/This week readers e-mailed in questions about hiding the OS X menu bar, erasing hard drives, and creative uses of technology." MacFixIt 8:05 PM
  • "Adobe Edge Animate 1.0 review: Graphics-led tool for creating HTML animation for web, devices and digital publishing" Macworld UK 8:34 AM
  • "Audiofile Engineering Triumph 2 audio editor (review)" IT.Enquirer 7:35 AM
  • "ScreenFlow 4 review: Capture videos of your desktop and edit them in style" Macworld UK 2:39 PM
  • "Ask the Tunes Guy: iTunes Store authorization, library splitting, and more" Macworld 9:27 AM
  • "How to Run Firefox OS Simulator" OS X Daily 5:00 PM
  • "Finding Your Way Around Calendar's Hidden Features" Mactuts+ 8:36 AM
  • "MacMost Now 788: Pixelmator Layers and Masks" MacMost 7:39 AM
  • "Use Back to My Mac to manage remote server" Mac OS X Hints 9:48 AM
  • "Try The Free Mac App That Counts Calories And Increases Your Blood Pressure" TeraTalks 7:35 AM
  • "Protect Your Mac From Malware And Viruses With A Free Virus Scanner App" Mac 360 7:36 AM
  • "How Fast Is A Mac's Disk Storage? Find Out With A Free BlackMagic App" BohemianBoomer 7:36 AM
  • "Try The New Way To Monitor And Protect Your Home Or Office With A Free Video Security App" Mac 360 7:36 AM
  • "Use An App With Face And Sound Recognition To Keep Your Mac Awake (or sleep)" NoodleMac 7:36 AM
  • "The Mac's Most Popular 'Memory Clean' App Optimizes RAM And It's Free" Mac 360 7:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "Snapz Pro X 2.5 Finally Makes Nice with Mountain Lion" TidBITS 5:14 PM
  • "Geekbench 2.4 adds Nexus 10, iPad 4; boosts Win8 support" FairerPlatform 8:18 AM
  • "Ambrosia Software Releases Snapz Pro X 2.5.0" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "SintraWorks releases PDF Nomad 1.5 for Mac OS X - PDF Editor" prMac 8:03 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple acquires over 1000 patents from Nortel auction" iDownload Blog 7:50 AM
  • "Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film will be a play in three scenes" Fortune 7:40 AM
  • "Steve Jobs movie to consist of scenes before Apple product launches" Digital Trends 9:56 AM
  • "A step closer to Mario in the App Store? Nintendo-owned firm launches first iOS title (in Japan)" The Next Web 8:07 AM
  • "Google Preps Maps App for Apple iPhones" [Paid Membership Required] 9:34 AM
  • "Google Maps Coming to the iPhone [Report] Mashable 8:17 AM
  • "Google 'tests new iPhone maps app'" Telegraph 8:29 AM
  • "Google readies native iOS Maps app" TG Daily 8:23 AM
  • "Google fine-tuning iOS mapping app for Apple submission" The Register 7:34 PM
  • "Google Maps App Now Being Navigated To iOS Devices" AppleBitch 8:03 AM
  • "Google Maps for the Iphone is nearing release" The Inquirer 7:57 AM
  • "Woz: Microsoft might be more creative than Apple" CNET News 7:54 AM
  • "25 charged in China for smuggling iPhones" ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "Apple removes book from iTunes bookstore due to racy cover?" Digital Trends 8:54 PM
  • "iPhone Podcast Bug Sucks Bucks From This American LifeWired Magazine 7:52 AM
  • "iOS dictionary app maker working on new way to shame pirates" Ars Technica 11:21 AM
  • "This Chinese Apple TV Knockoff Will Give You AirPlay Streaming For Just $64" Redmond Pie 5:27 PM
  • "The unexplored history of translucent Apple design" Macworld 7:50 AM
  • "Jony Ive's Design Video for the Twentieth Anniversary Mac" MacRumors 2:38 PM
  • "Foxconn purchases land in Brazil" DigiTimes 8:17 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samba 4 now planned for release on Dec 11" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "Eugene Kaspersky: There's 'no neutral' on his secure industrial OS concept" ZDNet 11:55 AM
  • "SAP shines at Sapphire as bold leadership changes pay off" V3 11:48 AM
  • "Samsung touts advanced storage for slim smartphones and tablets" TG Daily 11:39 AM
  • "Tech Museum Awards celebrates innovators for the poor" Silicon Valley 11:09 AM
  • "Sony launches peer-to-peer, cloudless Android photo sharing app" Techworld 11:38 AM
  • "Sony confesses: we can't beat iPhone... yet" The Register 11:44 AM
  • "Sony sells 70 million PlayStation 3 consoles over six rollercoaster years: The PS3 has survived delays, deep losses, software bugs, and a major hack to become a hit product for Sony" IDG News Service 11:06 AM
  • "11.6-inch becomes niche-market size for notebooks, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 10:37 AM
  • "AT&T's LTE service expands to 103 cities, ahead of schedule" Computerworld 10:24 AM
  • "Scientists print out 'walking' biological machines" TG Daily 11:39 AM
  • "Misfit Shine: A Fitness Gadget Backed by Former Apple CEO Aims to be Different" ABCNews 10:12 AM
  • "Google Turns Vacuum Cleaner Into Book Scanner" Wired Magazine 11:53 AM
  • "Google Reveals Mysterious Niantic Project: Get ready for Ingress, a multiplayer, augmented reality game from Google's Niantic Labs." InformationWeek 10:08 AM
  • "Wordpress to accept Bitcoin without confirmations" The Register 11:46 AM
  • "Behold the $30,000 high-tech Scrabble board" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "'Call of Duty' Game Rings Up $500 Million in Retail Sales" Bloomberg 10:16 AM
  • "Audio: Fugitive John McAfee on His Fifth Day in Hiding" Wired 11:52 AM
  • "Girls, guns and yoga: John McAfee's odd life in 'pirate haven'" Reuters 9:55 AM
  • "Twitter Adds Ability to Email Tweets From the Web" PC Magazine 11:03 AM
  • "Wii U to ship incomplete, missing Nintendo TVii service and more" CNET Reviews 12:12 PM
  • "Nintendo Faces Wii U Shortage After Debut in U.S. This Weekend" Bloomberg 10:16 AM
  • "Nintendo launches Wii U in uncertain market: Analysts expect strong initial sales, but more skeptical long term" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "Sony to take aim at iPhone, Galaxy S3 in upcoming 'flagship' handset" CNET News 11:38 AM
  • "Sony Mobile Chief Acknowledges Its Smartphones Suck, Promises An iPhone, Galaxy S III Competitor Soon" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Origin Stories: Tekserve" TUAW 2:39 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger, Mac|Life's Adrian Hoppel, and Micromat's Jeff Baudin this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 1:11 PM
  • "The Opinion Cast: PCs are Losing and Android is Winning?" Tech.pinions 11:09 AM
  • "LTE iPad Mini on sale in carrier stores tomorrow: Sprint says that it will begin selling the LTE version of Apple's smaller tablet online and in stores." CNET News 7:54 AM
  • "Sprint Says It Will Have LTE-Equipped iPad Minis, 4th-Gen iPads in Stores on Friday" AllThingsD 7:57 AM
  • "Sprint to begin selling Apple's LTE iPad mini and iPad from retail stores on Friday" The Next Web 8:08 AM
  • "Apple's iPad Mini With LTE Hits Sprint And At&T Retail Today, And Likely Other Stores, Too" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Sprint, AT&T selling iPad mini with fast LTE cellular service" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:55 AM
  • "LTE-equipped iPad Mini, fourth-gen iPad now in stores" CNET News 11:39 AM
  • "Brits kept waiting as iPad Mini LTE arrives Stateside" The Register 7:49 AM
  • "Apple Now Owns the Page Turn" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:31 PM
  • "Maximize Mac Performance, Fusion Drive Hack, New iMac Delay?, and More Mac News" Low End Mac 8:43 AM
  • "MacBook Air Tops Ultrabooks, SSD in MacBook Pro, Firmware Updates, and More 'Book News" Low End Mac 10:44 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Tiny Racing For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:29 AM
  • "THE CODE -Room Escape For Mac Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:29 AM
  • "Zepi HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:29 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:03 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices From $850 to $3,049" MacReviewZone 6:03 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Prices $688 To $1,599 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 5:24 PM
  • "Top Black Friday apps for iOS: Get the best deals on Black Friday with this collection of iOS apps that are perfect for braving the biggest shopping day of the year." CNET Reviews 6:07 PM
  • "Stormfront celebrates the opening of its 20th store by offering 10% off Macs" Macworld UK 8:26 AM
  • "Stop. Don't buy an Apple product until next Friday's Black Friday sale" Macworld UK 8:26 AM
  • "These Are The Deals You Can Expect From Apple Next Black Friday [Buying Guide] Cult of Mac 2:35 PM
  • "Apple refurbs: iPod touch from $129, MBP from $1019" MacNN 2:35 PM
  • "One day Amazon SD Card and USB3 sale, prices from $28 for 64GB" 9 to 5 Mac 8:05 AM
  • "Adobe Black Friday: Save on Photoshop Elements, Acrobat, Lightroom" FairerPlatform 8:18 AM
  • "Black Friday iPad: Get an iPad 2 + $75 gift card" FairerPlatform 8:18 AM
  • "iHome Black Friday Deals: iP97 for 40% off, iA90 also 40% off" FairerPlatform 8:19 AM

  • "iPad Mini: All big tablets, please go home (review)" ["The verdict: The best iPad experience yet"] VentureBeat 8:27 AM
  • "iPad mini with LTE: First impressions (hands-on)" ZDNet 8:50 AM
  • "Display shootout: Microsoft Surface RT vs. iPads vs. Android Tablets" ZDNet 8:52 AM
  • "Question: Is a 2012 Mac mini Quad-Core just as fast as a 2012 iMac Quad-Core when running Pro Apps?" Bare Feats 9:55 AM
  • "Review: Epson Expression Premium XP-800 Small-in-One Printer" PCWorld 8:53 PM
  • "Review: Brother Business Smart MFC-J4510DW printer" PCWorld 8:04 PM
  • "Braeburn Acoustic Dock For iPhone 5 [Review] Cult of Mac 2:35 PM
  • "Men, Take A Holiday Hint And Buy Your Lady The Knomo iPhone Bag [Review] Cult of Mac 2:35 PM
  • "Review: Matias Quiet Pro keyboard offers old-school keys without the noise" Macworld 8:29 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Day One 1.9 Review (for iPhone and iPad)" iSource 2:39 PM
  • "Social Mag Flipboard Takes Readers on an iBookstore Tour" MacNewsWorld 8:36 AM
  • "Blux Camera Brings Its Smart Photo Effects To The iPad" AddictiveTips 11:23 AM
  • "4 Ways The The iPhone's Camera Can Be The Best Camera In Your Pocket" Mac 360 7:36 AM
  • "Photography Assignment Generator Has The Brains But Not The Looks [Review] Cult of Mac 2:35 PM
  • "Games for the weekend: Deer Hunter ReloadedGigaOM 2:31 PM
  • "Yoga Studio Review" Mac|Life 9:21 AM
  • "Need for Speed: Most Wanted Review" Mac|Life 8:33 AM
  • "Sid Meier's Railroads review: A blast from the past with this revamp of an old classic" Macworld UK 8:33 AM
  • "The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings review/One of the great RPG games arrives on the Mac at last" Macworld UK 8:33 AM
  • "'Angry Birds Star Wars' Review - The Force Is Strong With... You Know The Rest" Touch Arcade 5:27 PM
  • "Atomic Frogs Review" 148Apps 9:26 AM
  • "Zombies. Review" 148Apps 2:57 PM
  • "Sleepwalker's Journey Review" 148Apps 8:33 AM
  • "Verticus Review" 148Apps 2:38 PM
  • "Re-Enable Password Check in iOS 6 To Avoid Nasty In-App Purchase Surprises [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 2:36 PM
  • "4G iPad Mini: Which Carrier Has the Best Deal?" Gizmodo 2:36 PM
  • "6 tips for getting more from your Apple TV" Macworld 7:49 AM
  • "Black Friday Buyer's Guide: The iPad Mini" All Voices 7:34 AM
  • "My 2012 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide iPad App" Best App Site 7:32 AM
  • "Why Apple Can't Deny Google Maps On iPhone: When Google submits its rewritten Google Maps app for iOS, Apple can't block it." InformationWeek 6:07 PM
  • "Samsung requests Apple and HTC settlement details" SlashGear 7:34 PM
  • "Samsung to judge: we want to see the HTC deal" VentureBeat 4:54 PM
  • "Apple, Microsoft Executive Shakeups Show They Don't Want Another Steve Jobs" DailyTech 3:18 PM
  • "Dead Steve Jobs was dead wrong on Flash, bellows ColdFusion man: Zuckerberg may be alive but he too is wrong on HTML5" The Register 2:27 PM
  • "Karateka: Why a Hollywood scribe ditched the movies for mobile games" Red Bull UK 1:13 PM
  • "Opinion: Did People Really 'Overbelieve' In Apple?" App Advice 10:44 AM
  • "What happened to Apple?" Examiner 9:57 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Full of Winotaur" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:48 AM
  • "iPads in the classroom reinvigorate teachers" TUAW 9:47 AM
  • "Judge Limits Android Jelly Bean in Apple, Samsung Patent Case" The Mac Observer 9:21 AM
  • "The Future Looks Bright For IOS Passbook" MacNews 8:53 AM
  • "Sony confesses: we can't beat iPhone... yet" The Register 8:49 AM
  • "My iOS 7 wishlist" ZDNet 8:49 AM
  • "Apple Discussing TV Plans With Cable Operators" Apple'n'Apps 2:56 PM
  • "OMG! Aaaah! Apple TV! Yes! No ... Probably! Sometime!" The Register 2:27 PM
  • "Apple Indeed Talking with Cable Operators About New TV Product, But Launch Not Imminent" MacRumors 10:31 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple television 'imminent', but will it turn on and tune in, or drop out?"  Computerworld 10:03 AM
  • "The Apple Television Isn't As 'Imminent' As Some Would Have You Believe" Cult of Mac 9:26 AM
  • "An Apple Television Is Not Coming Soon" AppleBitch 9:00 AM
  • "Apple has talked with cable companies about 'new TV product,' but launch not imminent" AppleInsider 8:49 AM
  • "Woz worries Microsoft is now more innovative than Apple" iDownload Blog 8:34 AM
  • "Office for IOS and Android: Microsoft Makes the Right Move" The Motley Fool 8:16 AM
  • "Apple's Changing Colors: How Will Cupertino's Changing Of The Guard Change Apple In The Future?" Mac 360 7:37 AM
  • "Ascending And Descending: The Shape Of Apple And Microsoft In The 21st Century" PixoBebo 7:37 AM
  • "'Fingersense' Touchscreen Tech Could Revolutionize Smartphones" BGR 2:38 PM
  • "15 awesome office gadgets and must-haves!" ZDNet 11:57 AM
  • "Dell's PC strategy: Damned if it does, damned if it doesn't" ZDNet 11:57 AM
  • "A year in cybersecurity and cybercrime: 2012 review" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "Russian Roulette — An Excerpt From the Wired E-Book John McAfee's Last StandWired 11:51 AM
  • "Nintendo Wii U: 15 Points to Consider Before Buying One" Techland 11:47 AM
  • "Thought you'd escaped Twitter? Think again as Twits get email button" The Register 11:43 AM
  • "Living with the Dell/Current Motor's SuperScooter: What would the world be like if PC companies designed and manufactured vehicles?" TG Daily 11:40 AM
  • "What Google Should Do With the Nexus Q (Hint: Give It Google TV)" Wired 11:52 AM
  • "Dear Google And Nokia: To Build An Accessory Ecosystem, You Have To Ship" TechCrunch 11:35 AM
  • "Meet the PengPod, a 'true Linux' tablet starting at $120" PCWorld 11:04 AM
  • "Gadget-shoppers: Pick your gadget path carefully" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:50 AM
  • "Tip: Best gadgets to buy on Black Friday" USA Today 11:47 AM
  • "20 Great Pre-Black Friday Deals for 2012" PC Magazine 11:03 AM
  • "Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD Review" HotHardware 10:54 AM
  • "The top concerns with cloud storage services" ZDNet 11:57 AM
  • "Defining the elusive cloud architect" InfoWorld 10:49 AM
  • "The Silver Lining To Google Maps Being Kicked Off The iPhone - Money" Forbes 10:44 AM
  • "Why BB10 Could Save RIM, But It Won't" Forbes 10:43 AM
  • "It's a Rough Fall for the Playstation Vita" Forbes 10:42 AM
  • "First hands-on impressions of the Verizon HTC Droid DNA" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "Dazzling Screen In Supersized HTC Droid DNA" BYTE 10:08 AM
  • "Top laptops: 20 best laptops in the world/The best laptops you can get for less than a fully-stacked iPad" TechRadar UK 8:55 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8 review: Microsoft lays a foundation for success/But is there room for another mobile OS in a world ruled by Android and iOS?" Ars Technica 8:35 AM
  • "With beauty and brains, New MySpace seems too good to be true (review)" VentureBeat 8:27 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "This iPhone App Rewards You for Photos of Your Favorite Brands" Mashable 9:31 PM
  • "The Cartoon Fun Of ToonCamera Comes To The iPad" App Advice 7:07 PM
  • "Build Terrifying Rides For Thrill Seekers In Coaster Crazy" App Advice 5:27 PM
  • "Flayvr for iOS brings organization to your Camera Roll" CNET Reviews 3:18 PM
  • "Get Tumblin' On Your iPhone With Bloggn" App Advice 2:38 PM
  • "SwitchEasy announces cases for iPod touch, nano" Electronista 2:38 PM
  • "WaterField Designs Releases Indy Mini: New Leather iPad mini Bag" MacPrices 2:24 PM
  • "Facebook iOS, Android apps now let you share stories with one tap" CNET News 11:38 AM
  • "'Tailored tweets' make their debut on iOS, Android apps" CNET News 11:38 AM
  • "Warner Bros. launches 'Day After US' iOS app for next-day streaming of TV shows" 9 to 5 Mac 11:21 AM
  • "New Dutch and Japanese Translators Wanted!" TidBITS 10:57 AM
  • "Lytro Light Field Camera Gets Filters, Perspective Shift" PC Magazine 10:44 AM
  • "Facebook iOS, Android apps now let you share stories with one tap" CNET News 9:57 AM
  • "iViu Technologies Launches Customer Experience App For WSS" PRNewswire 8:45 AM
  • "Flint Redefines Easy iPhone Payments for On-The-Go Businesses" PRNewswire 8:45 AM
  • "iGear Launches Custom iPad Cases for Schools and K-12 Education Market" PRWeb 8:44 AM
  • "Build-A-Zombie™ Mobile Game Now in the App Store" PRWeb 8:44 AM
  • "Wallaby's iPhone App Tells You Which Credit Card To Use To Maximize Your Rewards" TechCrunch 8:37 AM
  • "DriveSavers Equipped to Recover New Apple Fusion Drive" Business Wire 8:33 AM
  • "Google's Blogger app updated with iPad support, landscape composition mode, Google+ integration" Engadget 8:24 AM
  • "Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor hits Apple Retail Stores in Europe" PRNewswire 8:23 AM
  • "Apple rolls 'Big Games, Great Prices' MAS promo" FairerPlatform 8:19 AM
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: November edition" Macworld 8:16 AM
  • "AccordFolio PU leather carrying case with multiple pockets (Black)" USBfever 8:08 AM
  • "Two-sided snaps: DuoCam for iOS takes front and rear-facing camera shots simultaneously" The Next Web 8:07 AM
  • "Tactilize raises $1 million+ for its self-publishing iPad app, from all over the globe" The Next Web 8:07 AM
  • "Twitter updates its IOS and Android app" The Inquirer 8:05 AM
  • "ArtStudio for iPhone - New Interface, New Engine, Lots of New Features" prMac 9:56 AM
  • "Cause & Effect 1.0 for iPad - Adventure game that plays out like a movie" prMac 8:54 AM
  • "Lost in Rome? These apps could get you back on the road" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Focus Point enhances photo browsing experience on iPads" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Death Row Drawings in the AppStore" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Can You Guess the Apps in the Big App Quiz for iPhone and iPad?" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Brand New PowerSketch 2.0 Goes Free For A Limited Time" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Award-Winning ReturnGuru puts Receipt Management at Users' Fingertips" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Marvel Apps release Tapestry Twist 1.0 for iOS - New Word Sudoku Game" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Amazing Nature Flashcards App from Kodee's Canoe" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Ski Tracker Hits the Slopes Just In Time" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "Tiny Ore - An awesome puzzle game worth having a try" prMac 8:03 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell bolsters enterprise cloud ambitions with Gale Technologies buy" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "Dell Buys Infrastructure Automation Company Gale Technologies" TechCrunch 11:36 AM
  • "Dell buying Gale Technologies, forming enterprise unit" Reuters 9:52 AM
  • "Weak results send Dell to almost 4-year low"w" MarketWatch 12:07 PM
  • "Dell Drops to Three-Year Low as Forecast Misses Estimates" Bloomberg 10:16 AM
  • "Dell's Death Not Greatly Exaggerated" TheStreet 9:30 AM
  • "Dell's PC strategy leaves it stranded" CNET News 12:12 PM
  • "Dell Shifts Executives Around To Hurry Up And Fix Itself" Business Insider 12:09 PM
  • "Dell and pals mash parts together, squeeze out first 16Gb FC stack: Dell's Compellent unit has worked with Brocade, Emulex and QLogic to offer the first end-to-end 16Gbit/s Fibre Channel storage networking setup, speeding access to SAN data." The Register 11:45 AM
  • "Dell starts up 'Top Gun' for channel hotshots, leather jackets and all" The Register 11:46 AM
  • "Facing Irrelevance, Microsoft Tries to Reinvent Everything" Forbes 9:59 AM
  • "New Microsoft mantra after Sinofsky - teamwork" Reuters 10:00 AM
  • "Whispers are out that early sales of Windows 8 are far below Microsoft's expectations" The Next Web 5:27 PM
  • "Windows 8 sales 'well below' projections, report claims: Windows 8 isn't flying off the shelves in the numbers Microsoft was hoping for, according to a report." CNET News 9:10 PM
  • "Surface tablet captures lion's share of Windows RT market" PCWorld 11:38 AM
  • "One Possible Explanation for Why Windows 8 Tablets Are Hard to Find" Techland 11:47 AM
  • "Microsoft serves up 60-day trial version of Office 2013" CNET News 10:03 AM
  • "Seven Reasons Windows 8 Adoption In The Enterprise Is At Risk" Forrester 10:43 AM
  • "Forrester finds mixed prospects for Windows 8 in the enterprise" ZDNet 11:55 AM
  • "Windows 8 Compatibility Plagues Antivirus Tools: Don't try installing free tools from popular antivirus developer Avira on Windows 8 systems yet." InformationWeek 12:14 PM
  • "Selective sync, other updates come to SkyDrive" Seattle Times 11:09 AM
  • "Microsoft adds selective sync to SkyDrive cloud storage" PCWorld 11:04 AM
  • "HP big cheese: Is the cloud even proper IT? Whoops, I said it" Channel Register 11:44 AM
  • "HP crams massively multi-core chips into Big Data servers" ZDNet 11:55 AM
  • "Oracle Spotlights Its Database Memory Gap: Oracle takes Microsoft to task for its SQL Server Project Hekaton announcement, but in doing so it underscores what's missing from Oracle DB and Exadata." InformationWeek 10:08 AM
  • "IBM Stops Work at Lithuanian Research Center, Verslo Says" Bloomberg 9:55 AM
  • "AMD Prepares for January Reorganization, Including More Job Cuts" AllThingsD 4:53 PM
  • "Post-Election Congressional Shuffling Could Impact Feds' IT, Cybersecurity Plans" E-Commerce Times 10:37 AM
  • "Wireless charging blazes path toward mainstream" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Wearable computers: The next generation" [Slideshow] Computerworld 10:24 AM
  • "IT at the crossroads: Lead or fade away/The consumerization, mobile, and big data trends all point to old-style IT's diminishing stature" InfoWorld 10:48 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple SVP Dan Riccio sells $11M in company stock, gives some proceeds to charity" AppleInsider 7:07 PM
  • "Why Microsoft Beats Apple" [Paid Membership Required] 5:29 PM
  • "High-flying Apple falls to earth as investors fret over taxes" ["Taxes on capital gains and dividends are likely to rise next year as part of an expected deficit-cutting deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff of scheduled tax hikes and spending cuts. With a stock like Apple, where investors may have large embedded capital gains as a result of its stellar run, selling now locks in gains and offsets the possibility of higher taxes next year."]  Reuters 2:32 PM
  • "Why Apple is a Top 25 Dividend Giant" Forbes 9:47 AM
  • "Can the Market Recover Without Apple?" Breakout 9:47 AM
  • "Should I Worry About Apple's Falling Share Price?" 24/7 Wall St. 8:19 AM
  • "'People overbelieved in Apple'" BGR 8:47 AM
  • "The Future of Apple is 'Downhill' without Steve Jobs" RantFinance 4:57 PM
  • "The bear case for Apple" Fortune 8:16 AM
  • "The cost of mobile clicks" asymco 8:33 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Aside from Dell, most tech stocks close with gains" MarketWatch 5:00 PM
  • "U.S. stocks gain on hopeful budget talk: Dow industrials down for a fourth consecutive week" MarketWatch 5:00 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Boehner Says Talks Were Constructive" Bloomberg 12:00 PM
  • "Markets Turn Around After Fiscal Cliff Comments" FOXBusiness 12:00 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher, but Dow Logs 4-Week Loss" CNBC 5:01 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Week on Positive Note" TheStreet 5:01 PM
  • "Stocks end week on high note on hopes for fiscal cliff deal" CNNMoney 5:02 PM
  • "Dow's Gain Is Biggest Since Election" [Paid Membership Required] 5:02 PM
  • "Stocks shift gears, poised for higher open" CNNMoney 9:28 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks rally, tower over other Asia markets" MarketWatch 9:35 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Fiscal cliff pushes European stocks 2.7% lower" MarketWatch 12:01 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:08 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:08 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:28 PM
  • "Four Tech Stocks Every Investor Should Consider" Minyanville 12:08 PM

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