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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, November 17, 2012


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Weekend 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 and Google Talk Arbitration in Smartphone Spat" AllThingsD 6:39 AM
  • "Apple And Google Talk Arbitration In Hopes Of Ending Their Global Patent Disputes" Cult of Android 6:34 AM
  • "Thermonuclear Stand Down: Apple And Google Are Ready To Litigate On Patents" Forbes 9:16 AM
  • "A New Patent Infringement Case against Apple is filed over iCloud" Patently Apple 10:15 AM
  • "Why Apple fell so hard: Two theories for Apple's fall, neither of which has to do with fear, uncertainty or doubt" Fortune 11:13 AM
  • "Apple's Institutional Slingshot: Rational Explanation Of Irrational Stock Action" Seeking Alpha 7:14 AM
  • "Is Apple's Stock Price Being Hit By The Fiscal Cliff?" Forbes 5:04 PM
  • "Apple Investors Are Still Wusses" AllThingsD 7:42 PM
  • "Steve Jobs and the 1927 Yankees" Macworld 2:30 PM
  • "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 11/16
  • "Samsung goes after HTC deal to undercut Apple-filing"  Reuters 11/16
  • "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 11/16
  • "Judge accepts $22.5 million Google fine in Safari privacy case" IDG News Service 11/16
  • "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] 11/16
  • "Apple, Samsung Allowed to Add Products to Patent Lawsuit" Bloomberg 11/16
  • "Apple, Samsung allowed to add products in US patent lawsuit"  Reuters 11/16
  • "Apple and Samsung add iPhone 5, Note, S3 to brewing law-storm" The Register 11/16
  • "iPhone 5, Galaxy S III Added to Samsung, Apple Patent Case" PC Magazine 11/16
  • "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 11/16
  • "Court Adds iPhone 5, Galaxy Note 10.1 And Galaxy S III To Patent Lawsuit, Signals iPad Mini Could Be Added, Too" TechCrunch 11/16
  • "A Fresh Season of Apple Television Rumors" AllThingsD 11/16
  • "2012 Businessperson of the Year: 2. Tim Cook" Fortune 11/16
  • "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 11/16
  • "Apple and Google disagree on key parameters of potential FRAND arbitration, including scope"  Foss Patents 11/16
  • "Steve Jobs, the $60 Light Bulb, and the Future of Technology"  Forbes 11/16
  • "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 11/16
  • "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 11/16
  • "Apple to seed beta version of OS X 10.8.3 after Thanksgiving weekend" AppleInsider 11/16
  • "Apple returns 'start page' to Safari in time for holidays" MacNN 11/16
  • "Apple notifies iMessages beta users that service will end on Dec. 14" AppleInsider 11/16
  • "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 11/16
  • "How To Get Screen Captures with Stock Mac Software - Part 1" The Mac Observer 5:49 PM
  • "Tuning up iTunes using TuneUp: My Success Story" iSource 8:59 AM
  • "Review: W3capture – Easily Convert Webpages to PDF Files" MacTrast 6:51 AM
  • "Adobe Edge Animate 1.0 review: Graphics-led tool for creating HTML animation for web, devices and digital publishing" Macworld UK 11/16
  • "Audiofile Engineering Triumph 2 audio editor (review)" IT.Enquirer 11/16
  • "ScreenFlow 4 review: Capture videos of your desktop and edit them in style" Macworld UK 11/16
  • "Ask the Tunes Guy: iTunes Store authorization, library splitting, and more" Macworld 11/16
  • "How to Run Firefox OS Simulator" OS X Daily 11/16
  • "Finding Your Way Around Calendar's Hidden Features" Mactuts+ 11/16
  • "MacMost Now 788: Pixelmator Layers and Masks" MacMost 11/16
  • "Try The Free Mac App That Counts Calories And Increases Your Blood Pressure" TeraTalks 11/16
  • "Protect Your Mac From Malware And Viruses With A Free Virus Scanner App" Mac 360 11/16
  • "How Fast Is A Mac's Disk Storage? Find Out With A Free BlackMagic App" BohemianBoomer 11/16
  • "Try The New Way To Monitor And Protect Your Home Or Office With A Free Video Security App" Mac 360 11/16
  • "Use An App With Face And Sound Recognition To Keep Your Mac Awake (or sleep)" NoodleMac 11/16
  • "The Mac's Most Popular 'Memory Clean' App Optimizes RAM And It's Free" Mac 360 11/16
Press Releases
  • "Reader Reports: Tax Software/I received notice today from TurboTax that this year's version requires OS 10.6.8 or newer so no more TurboTax for PowerPC users." MacInTouch 11:13 AM
  • "Snapz Pro X 2.5 Finally Makes Nice with Mountain Lion" TidBITS 11/16
  • "Geekbench 2.4 adds Nexus 10, iPad 4; boosts Win8 support" FairerPlatform 11/16
  • "Ambrosia Software Releases Snapz Pro X 2.5.0" prMac 11/16
  • "SintraWorks releases PDF Nomad 1.5 for Mac OS X - PDF Editor" prMac 11/16
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "JFK worker found to be involved in $1.5m iPad heist from earlier this week" 9 to 5 Mac 11:04 AM
  • "Man arrested for iPad Mini theft Reportedly had maxi mouth: Worker at JFK airport arrested by FBI in connection with theft of two pallets of Minis was allegedly less than stealthy." CNET News 4:03 PM
  • "Apple acquires over 1000 patents from Nortel auction" iDownload Blog 11/16
  • "Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film will be a play in three scenes" Fortune 11/16
  • "Steve Jobs movie to consist of scenes before Apple product launches" Digital Trends 11/16
  • "A step closer to Mario in the App Store? Nintendo-owned firm launches first iOS title (in Japan)" The Next Web 11/16
  • "Google Preps Maps App for Apple iPhones" [Paid Membership Required] 11/16
  • "Google Maps Coming to the iPhone [Report] Mashable 11/16
  • "Google 'tests new iPhone maps app'" Telegraph 11/16
  • "Google readies native iOS Maps app" TG Daily 11/16
  • "Google fine-tuning iOS mapping app for Apple submission" The Register 11/16
  • "Google Maps App Now Being Navigated To iOS Devices" AppleBitch 11/16
  • "Google Maps for the Iphone is nearing release" The Inquirer 11/16
  • "Woz: Microsoft might be more creative than Apple" CNET News 11/16
  • "25 charged in China for smuggling iPhones" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Apple removes book from iTunes bookstore due to racy cover?" Digital Trends 11/16
  • "iPhone Podcast Bug Sucks Bucks From This American LifeWired Magazine 11/16
  • "iOS dictionary app maker working on new way to shame pirates" Ars Technica 11/16
  • "This Chinese Apple TV Knockoff Will Give You AirPlay Streaming For Just $64" Redmond Pie 11/16
  • "The unexplored history of translucent Apple design" Macworld 11/16
  • "Jony Ive's Design Video for the Twentieth Anniversary Mac" MacRumors 11/16
  • "Foxconn purchases land in Brazil" DigiTimes 11/16
Non-Apple News
  • "Nexus 4 Teardown" iFixit 6:28 AM
  • "Samba 4 now planned for release on Dec 11" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Eugene Kaspersky: There's 'no neutral' on his secure industrial OS concept" ZDNet 11/16
  • "SAP shines at Sapphire as bold leadership changes pay off" V3 11/16
  • "Samsung touts advanced storage for slim smartphones and tablets" TG Daily 11/16
  • "Tech Museum Awards celebrates innovators for the poor" Silicon Valley 11/16
  • "Sony launches peer-to-peer, cloudless Android photo sharing app" Techworld 11/16
  • "Sony confesses: we can't beat iPhone... yet" The Register 11/16
  • "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 11/16
  • "11.6-inch becomes niche-market size for notebooks, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 11/16
  • "AT&T's LTE service expands to 103 cities, ahead of schedule" Computerworld 11/16
  • "Scientists print out 'walking' biological machines" TG Daily 11/16
  • "Misfit Shine: A Fitness Gadget Backed by Former Apple CEO Aims to be Different" ABCNews 11/16
  • "Google Turns Vacuum Cleaner Into Book Scanner" Wired Magazine 11/16
  • "Google Reveals Mysterious Niantic Project: Get ready for Ingress, a multiplayer, augmented reality game from Google's Niantic Labs." InformationWeek 11/16
  • "Wordpress to accept Bitcoin without confirmations" The Register 11/16
  • "Behold the $30,000 high-tech Scrabble board" CNET News 11/16
  • "'Call of Duty' Game Rings Up $500 Million in Retail Sales" Bloomberg 11/16
  • "Audio: Fugitive John McAfee on His Fifth Day in Hiding" Wired 11/16
  • "Girls, guns and yoga: John McAfee's odd life in 'pirate haven'" Reuters 11/16
  • "Twitter Adds Ability to Email Tweets From the Web" PC Magazine 11/16
  • "Wii U to ship incomplete, missing Nintendo TVii service and more" CNET Reviews 11/16
  • "Nintendo Faces Wii U Shortage After Debut in U.S. This Weekend" Bloomberg 11/16
  • "Nintendo launches Wii U in uncertain market: Analysts expect strong initial sales, but more skeptical long term" MarketWatch 11/16
  • "Sony to take aim at iPhone, Galaxy S3 in upcoming 'flagship' handset" CNET News 11/16
  • "Sony Mobile Chief Acknowledges Its Smartphones Suck, Promises An iPhone, Galaxy S III Competitor Soon" TechCrunch 11/16
  • "Origin Stories: Tekserve" TUAW 11/16
  • "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 11/16
  • "The Opinion Cast: PCs are Losing and Android is Winning?" Tech.pinions 11/16
  • "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 11/16
  • "Sprint Says It Will Have LTE-Equipped iPad Minis, 4th-Gen iPads in Stores on Friday" AllThingsD 11/16
  • "Sprint to begin selling Apple's LTE iPad mini and iPad from retail stores on Friday" The Next Web 11/16
  • "Apple's iPad Mini With LTE Hits Sprint And At&T Retail Today, And Likely Other Stores, Too" TechCrunch 11/16
  • "Sprint, AT&T selling iPad mini with fast LTE cellular service" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/16
  • "LTE-equipped iPad Mini, fourth-gen iPad now in stores" CNET News 11/16
  • "Brits kept waiting as iPad Mini LTE arrives Stateside" The Register 11/16
  • "Apple Now Owns the Page Turn" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/16
  • "Maximize Mac Performance, Fusion Drive Hack, New iMac Delay?, and More Mac News" Low End Mac 11/16
  • "MacBook Air Tops Ultrabooks, SSD in MacBook Pro, Firmware Updates, and More 'Book News" Low End Mac 11/16
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Dragon Island Blue For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:08 AM
  • "Light the Night For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:08 AM
  • "Car Club:Tuning Storm For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $4.99)" Apple Sliced 9:08 AM
  • "Tiny Racing For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 11/16
  • "THE CODE -Room Escape For Mac Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 11/16
  • "Zepi HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 11/16
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/16
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/16
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/16
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices From $850 to $3,049" MacReviewZone 11/16
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Prices $688 To $1,599 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 11/16
  • "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 11/16
  • "Stormfront celebrates the opening of its 20th store by offering 10% off Macs" Macworld UK 11/16
  • "Stop. Don't buy an Apple product until next Friday's Black Friday sale" Macworld UK 11/16
  • "These Are The Deals You Can Expect From Apple Next Black Friday [Buying Guide] Cult of Mac 11/16
  • "Apple refurbs: iPod touch from $129, MBP from $1019" MacNN 11/16
  • "One day Amazon SD Card and USB3 sale, prices from $28 for 64GB" 9 to 5 Mac 11/16
  • "Adobe Black Friday: Save on Photoshop Elements, Acrobat, Lightroom" FairerPlatform 11/16
  • "Black Friday iPad: Get an iPad 2 + $75 gift card" FairerPlatform 11/16
  • "iHome Black Friday Deals: iP97 for 40% off, iA90 also 40% off" FairerPlatform 11/16

  • "We're Getting Very Close To The Perfect MacBook" TechCrunch 10:07 PM
  • "The 13" MacBook Pro's value shortfall" AppleTell 4:54 PM
  • "Best laptops for the holiday season. BEST LAPTOP: 13-Inch MacBook Air" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2:33 PM
  • "TwelveSouth HiRise for MacBook Review" iSource 6:05 PM
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: All about the mini" Macworld 2:31 PM
  • "Apple Mac Mini (Late 2012, Fusion Drive) Review and Ratings" Computer Shopper 9:07 AM
  • "iPad Mini: All big tablets, please go home (review)" ["The verdict: The best iPad experience yet"] VentureBeat 11/16
  • "iPad mini with LTE: First impressions (hands-on)" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Display shootout: Microsoft Surface RT vs. iPads vs. Android Tablets" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Question: Is a 2012 Mac mini Quad-Core just as fast as a 2012 iMac Quad-Core when running Pro Apps?" Bare Feats 11/16
  • "Review: Epson Expression Premium XP-800 Small-in-One Printer" PCWorld 11/16
  • "Review: Brother Business Smart MFC-J4510DW printer" PCWorld 11/16
  • "Braeburn Acoustic Dock For iPhone 5 [Review] Cult of Mac 11/16
  • "Men, Take A Holiday Hint And Buy Your Lady The Knomo iPhone Bag [Review] Cult of Mac 11/16
  • "Review: Matias Quiet Pro keyboard offers old-school keys without the noise" Macworld 11/16
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: Gear Jack – A Solid 2D Platformer For IOS" MacTrast 3:09 PM
  • "Day One 1.9 Review (for iPhone and iPad)" iSource 11/16
  • "Social Mag Flipboard Takes Readers on an iBookstore Tour" MacNewsWorld 11/16
  • "Blux Camera Brings Its Smart Photo Effects To The iPad" AddictiveTips 11/16
  • "4 Ways The The iPhone's Camera Can Be The Best Camera In Your Pocket" Mac 360 11/16
  • "Photography Assignment Generator Has The Brains But Not The Looks [Review] Cult of Mac 11/16
  • "Games for the weekend: Deer Hunter ReloadedGigaOM 11/16
  • "Need for Speed: Most Wanted Review" Mac|Life 11/16
  • "Sid Meier's Railroads review: A blast from the past with this revamp of an old classic" Macworld UK 11/16
  • "The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings review/One of the great RPG games arrives on the Mac at last" Macworld UK 11/16
  • "'Angry Birds Star Wars' Review - The Force Is Strong With... You Know The Rest" Touch Arcade 11/16
  • "Atomic Frogs Review" 148Apps 11/16
  • "Sleepwalker's Journey Review" 148Apps 11/16
  • "Reader Reports: Airport/My Safari loaded all pages except a few. I updated the firmware on my Airport Extreme router and the problem disappeared. Just for the record: I've had problems like this and fixed them by changing the DNS settings in my Network preference pane. The reason is that I've got AT&T Uverse, which has lousy DNS; supplying some better DNS servers in the Network pref pane makes all the difference in the world." MacInTouch 11:45 AM
  • "Re-Enable Password Check in iOS 6 To Avoid Nasty In-App Purchase Surprises [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 11/16
  • "4G iPad Mini: Which Carrier Has the Best Deal?" Gizmodo 11/16
  • "6 tips for getting more from your Apple TV" Macworld 11/16
  • "Black Friday Buyer's Guide: The iPad Mini" All Voices 11/16
  • "My 2012 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide iPad App" Best App Site 11/16
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Opinions are like iPads, everybody has one"  Macworld 2:23 PM
  • "Analyst: Apple Roaring Back With New iPhone, iPads" PC Magazine 9:16 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 11/16
  • "Samsung requests Apple and HTC settlement details" SlashGear 11/16
  • "Samsung to judge: we want to see the HTC deal" VentureBeat 11/16
  • "Apple, Microsoft Executive Shakeups Show They Don't Want Another Steve Jobs" DailyTech 11/16
  • "Dead Steve Jobs was dead wrong on Flash, bellows ColdFusion man: Zuckerberg may be alive but he too is wrong on HTML5" The Register 11/16
  • "Karateka: Why a Hollywood scribe ditched the movies for mobile games" Red Bull UK 11/16
  • "Opinion: Did People Really 'Overbelieve' In Apple?" App Advice 11/16
  • "What happened to Apple?" Examiner 11/16
  • "The Macalope Daily: Full of Winotaur" Macworld [Insider Content] 11/16
  • "iPads in the classroom reinvigorate teachers" TUAW 11/16
  • "Judge Limits Android Jelly Bean in Apple, Samsung Patent Case" The Mac Observer 11/16
  • "The Future Looks Bright For IOS Passbook" MacNews 11/16
  • "Sony confesses: we can't beat iPhone... yet" The Register 11/16
  • "My iOS 7 wishlist" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Apple Discussing TV Plans With Cable Operators" Apple'n'Apps 11/16
  • "OMG! Aaaah! Apple TV! Yes! No ... Probably! Sometime!" The Register 11/16
  • "Apple Indeed Talking with Cable Operators About New TV Product, But Launch Not Imminent" MacRumors 11/16
  • "Rumor: Apple television 'imminent', but will it turn on and tune in, or drop out?"  Computerworld 11/16
  • "The Apple Television Isn't As 'Imminent' As Some Would Have You Believe" Cult of Mac 11/16
  • "An Apple Television Is Not Coming Soon" AppleBitch 11/16
  • "Apple has talked with cable companies about 'new TV product,' but launch not imminent" AppleInsider 11/16
  • "Woz worries Microsoft is now more innovative than Apple" iDownload Blog 11/16
  • "Office for IOS and Android: Microsoft Makes the Right Move" The Motley Fool 11/16
  • "Apple's Changing Colors: How Will Cupertino's Changing Of The Guard Change Apple In The Future?" Mac 360 11/16
  • "Ascending And Descending: The Shape Of Apple And Microsoft In The 21st Century" PixoBebo 11/16
  • "Meet PES, the Stop-Motion Genius Who Turns Grenades Into Fresh Guacamole" Wired 5:39 PM
  • "Here's How Spotify Scales Up And Stays Agile: It Runs 'Squads' Like Lean Startups" TechCrunch 4:17 PM
  • "So, it's war. Well, isn't that convenient. So, if the designs of Microsoft's partners are so lousy, why do they sell them in their stores?" John Moltz's Very Nice Web Site 3:43 PM
  • "Why smart people do dumb things online: Here's How To use free apps and common sense so you don't do something stupid: like the brilliant DaVid Petraeus did." Computerworld 1:59 PM
  • "'Fingersense' Touchscreen Tech Could Revolutionize Smartphones" BGR 11/16
  • "15 awesome office gadgets and must-haves!" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Dell's PC strategy: Damned if it does, damned if it doesn't" ZDNet 11/16
  • "A year in cybersecurity and cybercrime: 2012 review" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Russian Roulette — An Excerpt From the Wired E-Book John McAfee's Last StandWired 11/16
  • "Nintendo Wii U: 15 Points to Consider Before Buying One" Techland 11/16
  • "Thought you'd escaped Twitter? Think again as Twits get email button" The Register 11/16
  • "Living with the Dell/Current Motor's SuperScooter: What would the world be like if PC companies designed and manufactured vehicles?" TG Daily 11/16
  • "What Google Should Do With the Nexus Q (Hint: Give It Google TV)" Wired 11/16
  • "Dear Google And Nokia: To Build An Accessory Ecosystem, You Have To Ship" TechCrunch 11/16
  • "Meet the PengPod, a 'true Linux' tablet starting at $120" PCWorld 11/16
  • "Gadget-shoppers: Pick your gadget path carefully" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11/16
  • "Tip: Best gadgets to buy on Black Friday" USA Today 11/16
  • "20 Great Pre-Black Friday Deals for 2012" PC Magazine 11/16
  • "Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD Review" HotHardware 11/16
  • "The top concerns with cloud storage services" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Defining the elusive cloud architect" InfoWorld 11/16
  • "The Silver Lining To Google Maps Being Kicked Off The iPhone - Money" Forbes 11/16
  • "Why BB10 Could Save RIM, But It Won't" Forbes 11/16
  • "It's a Rough Fall for the Playstation Vita" Forbes 11/16
  • "First hands-on impressions of the Verizon HTC Droid DNA" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Dazzling Screen In Supersized HTC Droid DNA" BYTE 11/16
  • "Top laptops: 20 best laptops in the world/The best laptops you can get for less than a fully-stacked iPad" TechRadar UK 11/16
  • "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 11/16
  • "With beauty and brains, New MySpace seems too good to be true (review)" VentureBeat 11/16
  • "Apple Specialist Sam Sung" The Loop 8:12 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Free Rockstar Dress Up Game hits Apple App Store" prMac 9:43 AM
  • "Slash the Deficit now available on Apple App Store" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "Letterpress 1.1 released with new 'Rematch!' feature, bug fixes" 9 to 5 Mac 6:43 AM
  • "Vicinno's Little Farm Preschool game 1.3 update makes learning more fun" Mac Megasite 6:55 AM
  • "This iPhone App Rewards You for Photos of Your Favorite Brands" Mashable 11/16
  • "The Cartoon Fun Of ToonCamera Comes To The iPad" App Advice 11/16
  • "Build Terrifying Rides For Thrill Seekers In Coaster Crazy" App Advice 11/16
  • "Flayvr for iOS brings organization to your Camera Roll" CNET Reviews 11/16
  • "Get Tumblin' On Your iPhone With Bloggn" App Advice 11/16
  • "SwitchEasy announces cases for iPod touch, nano" Electronista 11/16
  • "WaterField Designs Releases Indy Mini: New Leather iPad mini Bag" MacPrices 11/16
  • "Facebook iOS, Android apps now let you share stories with one tap" CNET News 11/16
  • "'Tailored tweets' make their debut on iOS, Android apps" CNET News 11/16
  • "Warner Bros. launches 'Day After US' iOS app for next-day streaming of TV shows" 9 to 5 Mac 11/16
  • "New Dutch and Japanese Translators Wanted!" TidBITS 11/16
  • "Lytro Light Field Camera Gets Filters, Perspective Shift" PC Magazine 11/16
  • "Facebook iOS, Android apps now let you share stories with one tap" CNET News 11/16
  • "iViu Technologies Launches Customer Experience App For WSS" PRNewswire 11/16
  • "Flint Redefines Easy iPhone Payments for On-The-Go Businesses" PRNewswire 11/16
  • "iGear Launches Custom iPad Cases for Schools and K-12 Education Market" PRWeb 11/16
  • "Build-A-Zombie™ Mobile Game Now in the App Store" PRWeb 11/16
  • "Wallaby's iPhone App Tells You Which Credit Card To Use To Maximize Your Rewards" TechCrunch 11/16
  • "DriveSavers Equipped to Recover New Apple Fusion Drive" Business Wire 11/16
  • "Google's Blogger app updated with iPad support, landscape composition mode, Google+ integration" Engadget 11/16
  • "Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor hits Apple Retail Stores in Europe" PRNewswire 11/16
  • "Apple rolls 'Big Games, Great Prices' MAS promo" FairerPlatform 11/16
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: November edition" Macworld 11/16
  • "AccordFolio PU leather carrying case with multiple pockets (Black)" USBfever 11/16
  • "Two-sided snaps: DuoCam for iOS takes front and rear-facing camera shots simultaneously" The Next Web 11/16
  • "Tactilize raises $1 million+ for its self-publishing iPad app, from all over the globe" The Next Web 11/16
  • "Twitter updates its IOS and Android app" The Inquirer 11/16
  • "ArtStudio for iPhone - New Interface, New Engine, Lots of New Features" prMac 11/16
  • "Cause & Effect 1.0 for iPad - Adventure game that plays out like a movie" prMac 11/16
  • "Lost in Rome? These apps could get you back on the road" prMac 11/16
  • "Focus Point enhances photo browsing experience on iPads" prMac 11/16
  • "Death Row Drawings in the AppStore" prMac 11/16
  • "Can You Guess the Apps in the Big App Quiz for iPhone and iPad?" prMac 11/16
  • "Brand New PowerSketch 2.0 Goes Free For A Limited Time" prMac 11/16
  • "Award-Winning ReturnGuru puts Receipt Management at Users' Fingertips" prMac 11/16
  • "Marvel Apps release Tapestry Twist 1.0 for iOS - New Word Sudoku Game" prMac 11/16
  • "Amazing Nature Flashcards App from Kodee's Canoe" prMac 11/16
  • "Ski Tracker Hits the Slopes Just In Time" prMac 11/16
  • "Tiny Ore - An awesome puzzle game worth having a try" prMac 11/16
Computer Industry
  • "Windows Phone 8 Does Not (Currently) Support Xbox Video: This one surprises me, but there's no way to get Xbox Video content on Windows Phone 8" Paul Thurrott's Super Site for Windows 6:45 AM
  • "Inside Microsoft's Cauldron Of Ideas: From Kinect, Bing And Killing The Blue Screen Of Death, To Code That Can Learn, Pixels You Can Hold And Drugs Compiled From DNA" TechCrunch 6:50 AM
  • "Microsoft announces SkyDrive SDKs for .NET and Windows Phone 8, highlights web integration" Engadget 6:51 AM
  • "Factbox: Potential Microsoft CEOs who never were/Departed Windows boss Steven Sinofsky was the latest in a line of high-flying Microsoft Corp executives tipped to lead the world's largest software company at some point." Reuters 7:23 AM
  • "IBM Drops Lotus Brand, Takes Notes and Domino Forward" eWeek 7:14 PM
  • "Dell profit falls 47 percent hurt by slow tech spending" Business Recorder 7:10 PM
  • "Allinea Tools Up For Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor" Dr. Dobb's 7:15 PM
  • "More Layoffs on the Way at AMD" Maximum PC 7:12 PM
  • "AMD's Tahiti LE 'Radeon HD 7890' launches November 27th" 7:22 AM
  • "Oracle Announces Availability of Oracle Knowledge 8.5" The News Tribe 7:24 AM
  • "Mont-Blanc supercomputer powered by Samsung's Exynos" TG Daily 2:34 PM
  • "Dell bolsters enterprise cloud ambitions with Gale Technologies buy" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Dell Buys Infrastructure Automation Company Gale Technologies" TechCrunch 11/16
  • "Dell buying Gale Technologies, forming enterprise unit" Reuters 11/16
  • "Weak results send Dell to almost 4-year low"w" MarketWatch 11/16
  • "Dell Drops to Three-Year Low as Forecast Misses Estimates" Bloomberg 11/16
  • "Dell's Death Not Greatly Exaggerated" TheStreet 11/16
  • "Dell's PC strategy leaves it stranded" CNET News 11/16
  • "Dell Shifts Executives Around To Hurry Up And Fix Itself" Business Insider 11/16
  • "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 11/16
  • "Dell starts up 'Top Gun' for channel hotshots, leather jackets and all" The Register 11/16
  • "Facing Irrelevance, Microsoft Tries to Reinvent Everything" Forbes 11/16
  • "New Microsoft mantra after Sinofsky - teamwork" Reuters 11/16
  • "Whispers are out that early sales of Windows 8 are far below Microsoft's expectations" The Next Web 11/16
  • "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 11/16
  • "Surface tablet captures lion's share of Windows RT market" PCWorld 11/16
  • "One Possible Explanation for Why Windows 8 Tablets Are Hard to Find" Techland 11/16
  • "Microsoft serves up 60-day trial version of Office 2013" CNET News 11/16
  • "Seven Reasons Windows 8 Adoption In The Enterprise Is At Risk" Forrester 11/16
  • "Forrester finds mixed prospects for Windows 8 in the enterprise" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Windows 8 Compatibility Plagues Antivirus Tools: Don't try installing free tools from popular antivirus developer Avira on Windows 8 systems yet." InformationWeek 11/16
  • "Selective sync, other updates come to SkyDrive" Seattle Times 11/16
  • "Microsoft adds selective sync to SkyDrive cloud storage" PCWorld 11/16
  • "HP big cheese: Is the cloud even proper IT? Whoops, I said it" Channel Register 11/16
  • "HP crams massively multi-core chips into Big Data servers" ZDNet 11/16
  • "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 11/16
  • "IBM Stops Work at Lithuanian Research Center, Verslo Says" Bloomberg 11/16
  • "AMD Prepares for January Reorganization, Including More Job Cuts" AllThingsD 11/16
  • "Post-Election Congressional Shuffling Could Impact Feds' IT, Cybersecurity Plans" E-Commerce Times 11/16
  • "Wireless charging blazes path toward mainstream" CNET News 11/16
  • "Wearable computers: The next generation" [Slideshow] Computerworld 11/16
  • "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 11/16
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Forbes Markets Rewind: Apple, Facebook And Fiscal Cliff Front And Center" Forbes 7:11 AM
  • "Dan Riccio Sells Off Nearly $11mln in Apple (AAPL) Stock" Wall Street Pit 7:12 AM
  • "Apple SVP Dan Riccio sells $11M in company stock, gives some proceeds to charity" AppleInsider 11/16
  • "Why Microsoft Beats Apple" [Paid Membership Required] 11/16
  • "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 11/16
  • "Why Apple is a Top 25 Dividend Giant" Forbes 11/16
  • "Can the Market Recover Without Apple?" Breakout 11/16
  • "Should I Worry About Apple's Falling Share Price?" 24/7 Wall St. 11/16
  • "'People overbelieved in Apple'" BGR 11/16
  • "The Future of Apple is 'Downhill' without Steve Jobs" RantFinance 11/16
  • "The bear case for Apple" Fortune 11/16
  • "The cost of mobile clicks" asymco 11/16
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Aside from Dell, most tech stocks close with gains" MarketWatch 11/16
  • "U.S. stocks gain on hopeful budget talk: Dow industrials down for a fourth consecutive week" MarketWatch 11/16
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Boehner Says Talks Were Constructive" Bloomberg 11/16
  • "Markets Turn Around After Fiscal Cliff Comments" FOXBusiness 11/16
  • "Stocks End Higher, but Dow Logs 4-Week Loss" CNBC 11/16
  • "Stocks Finish Week on Positive Note" TheStreet 11/16
  • "Stocks end week on high note on hopes for fiscal cliff deal" CNNMoney 11/16
  • "Dow's Gain Is Biggest Since Election" [Paid Membership Required] 11/16
  • "Stocks shift gears, poised for higher open" CNNMoney 11/16
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks rally, tower over other Asia markets" MarketWatch 11/16
  • "Europe Markets: Fiscal cliff pushes European stocks 2.7% lower" MarketWatch 11/16
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 11/16
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 11/16
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 11/16
  • "Four Tech Stocks Every Investor Should Consider" Minyanville 11/16

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