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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, November 18, 2012


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iMac Pro is finally here. Time for Apple to focus on a new/updated: Mac mini, iPad mini, or something else? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

Friday Highlights: Mark Hibben considers iMac Pro "a stopgap for pro users" who need something more such as the new Nvidia Titan V for machine-learning, AI development; HuffPo UK highlights steep entry price of iMac Pro, with some models being more expensive than a new car; but reviewers are impressed with new models despite them being non-upgradable; writing for The Week, Navneet Alang questions Apple's focus given their slip-ups which makes answering "what product should I buy? ... much more complicated"; India raising import tax on cellphones, seen as move aimed at hurting Apple; woman in China receives refund for iPhone X after Face ID allowed her collegue to unlock it; Apple is working on new Mac Pro update; WSJ editorial board writes anti-Net Neutrality OpEd, while many states enter fight to reinstate the rules.

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  • "Apple Can Finish What Microsoft's Sinofsky Started"  Monday Note 1:00 PM
  • "Are Apple And Google Going To Settle Their Patent War?" Forbes 9:13 AM
  • "As Boom Lures App Creators, Tough Part Is Making a Living" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:40 AM
  • "Apple bear comes in from the cold as shares tumble: Apple shares have tumbled 26pc since touching a record of $705.07 (444 pounds) on September 21. So are the bears on Wall Street sharpening their claws?" Telegraph 7:24 AM
  • "Apple: Soon To Face Severe Margin Compression" Forexpros 7:22 AM
  • "Apple Purchases 1,024 Patents From Rockstar Consortium" Tom's Hardware 7:23 AM
  • "FBI arrests JFK worker in heist of 3,600 Apple iPad minis" Fortune 7:38 AM
  • "Apple & Google: Tech Leaders in Harnessing Solar Energy" Patently Apple 11:29 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' yacht gives insights into his design process: Jobs and noted designer Philippe Starck spent five years working out the details of the super yacht Venus." CNET News 1:58 PM
  • "Phone patents: An absurd battle" BBC 5:36 PM
  • "Apple and Google Talk Arbitration in Smartphone Spat" AllThingsD 11/17
  • "Apple And Google Talk Arbitration In Hopes Of Ending Their Global Patent Disputes" Cult of Android 11/17
  • "Thermonuclear Stand Down: Apple And Google Are Ready To Litigate On Patents" Forbes 11/17
  • "A New Patent Infringement Case against Apple is filed over iCloud" Patently Apple 11/17
  • "Why Apple fell so hard: Two theories for Apple's fall, neither of which has to do with fear, uncertainty or doubt" Fortune 11/17
  • "Apple's Institutional Slingshot: Rational Explanation Of Irrational Stock Action" Seeking Alpha 11/17
  • "Is Apple's Stock Price Being Hit By The Fiscal Cliff?" Forbes 11/17
  • "Apple Investors Are Still Wusses" AllThingsD 11/17
  • "Steve Jobs and the 1927 Yankees" Macworld 11/17
  • "Apple's iMessage and FaceTime suffer another significant outage" AppleInsider 5:39 PM
  • "iMessage, FaceTime out of commission on Sunday" Macworld 6:41 PM
  • "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 11/17
  • "Tuning up iTunes using TuneUp: My Success Story" iSource 11/17
  • "Review: W3capture – Easily Convert Webpages to PDF Files" MacTrast 11/17
  • "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
  • "Apple's iOS App Economy Drives Almost 300K Jobs in the U.S." iPhoneinCanada 6:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "DivX 9 delivers hardware encoding, legacy versions to die" FairerPlatform 10:40 AM
  • "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 11/17
  • "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
  • "eBay launches new store for Apple certified refurbished products" AppleInsider 9:28 PM
  • "JFK worker found to be involved in $1.5m iPad heist from earlier this week" 9 to 5 Mac 11/17
  • "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 11/17
  • "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
  • "Rocker Neil Young wins backers for challenge to iPod" Bloomberg 7:21 AM
  • "Fake 'Apple' apps appear on Google Play, quickly pulled" Electronista 6:38 AM
  • "Nexus 4 Teardown" iFixit 11/17
  • "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
  • "All signs point to iPhone 5S release date in Spring of 2013, iPhone 6 in Fall" Beatweek Magazine 5:33 PM
  • "iPad Mini Now on Sale at AT&T, Sprint" eWeek 6:46 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 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
  • "Deals: MacMall 3% coupons expire at midnight; Amazon slashes 15" MacBook Pro Retina by $389" AppleInsider 1:09 PM
  • "Dragon Island Blue For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 11/17
  • "Light the Night For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 11/17
  • "Car Club:Tuning Storm For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $4.99)" Apple Sliced 11/17
  • "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

  • "Review: Incipio iPhone 5 Kicksnap, DualPro SHINE, OVRMLD cases" 9 to 5 Mac 6:05 PM
  • "We're Getting Very Close To The Perfect MacBook" TechCrunch 11/17
  • "The 13" MacBook Pro's value shortfall" AppleTell 11/17
  • "Best laptops for the holiday season. BEST LAPTOP: 13-Inch MacBook Air" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11/17
  • "TwelveSouth HiRise for MacBook Review" iSource 11/17
  • "The Week in iPad Cases: All about the mini" Macworld 11/17
  • "Apple Mac Mini (Late 2012, Fusion Drive) Review and Ratings" Computer Shopper 11/17
  • "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
  • "SnagFilms app for iOS Devices" eXtensions 9:09 AM
  • "Trevi For iPhone Lets You Discover Your Travel Memories" Redmond Pie 8:11 AM
  • "The Walking Dead: Episode 4 for OS X review" AppleTell 6:50 AM
  • "Review: Gear Jack – A Solid 2D Platformer For IOS" MacTrast 11/17
  • "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
  • "How To Disable Siri And Other Features When Passcode Lock Is Enabled" App Advice 6:41 PM
  • "How To: Get Lan Multiplayer Working Again In Minecraft" Macenstein 10:18 AM
  • "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 11/17
  • "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
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 9:29 PM
  • "Apple Can Finish What Microsoft's Sinofsky Started" ParisLemon 7:43 PM
  • "iPad Hacking Case Underway, Ruling Could Address Ancient Computer Abuse Law" TechCrunch 11:40 AM
  • "10 Charming Stories About Steve Jobs Being A Regular Guy" Business Insider 10:31 AM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Opinions are like iPads, everybody has one"  Macworld 11/17
  • "Analyst: Apple Roaring Back With New iPhone, iPads" PC Magazine 11/17
  • "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
  • "Is Twitter changing course?'s Dalton Caldwell ponders the possibility" The Verge 5:29 PM
  • "Meet PES, the Stop-Motion Genius Who Turns Grenades Into Fresh Guacamole" Wired 11/17
  • "Here's How Spotify Scales Up And Stays Agile: It Runs 'Squads' Like Lean Startups" TechCrunch 11/17
  • "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 11/17
  • "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 11/17
  • "'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 11/17
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "WD My Book Studio bulks up with 4TB version - and USB 3.0" iTWire 5:37 PM
  • "Apple's lead in Lightning accessories for iPhone 5, iPad faces challenges" Macworld 9:02 AM
  • "Twitter Updates Mobile Apps For iPhone and Android" Social Barrel 7:03 AM
  • "Atomic 2D Platformer new action packed iPhone platformer game" prMac 7:02 AM
  • "Call of 'The Atlantis' New Release for iPad and iPhone by Tharle Games" prMac 7:02 AM
  • "Free Rockstar Dress Up Game hits Apple App Store" prMac 11/17
  • "Slash the Deficit now available on Apple App Store" prMac 11/17
  • "Letterpress 1.1 released with new 'Rematch!' feature, bug fixes" 9 to 5 Mac 11/17
  • "Vicinno's Little Farm Preschool game 1.3 update makes learning more fun" Mac Megasite 11/17
  • "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
  • "Microsoft outlines Play To for Windows 8 developers, shows media sharing just a heartbeat away" Engadget 6:35 AM
  • "With Sinofsky Gone, Start Menu Could Return to Windows 8" Tom's Hardware 8:18 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8 users Report random reboots and battery issues" The Verge 7:04 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8 random reboot issues Reported" Neowin 2:18 PM
  • "Ballmer attacks Android, Apple, says Microsoft is best of both" IDG News Service 6:30 AM
  • "Microsoft To Exploit Hardware And Software Innovation Opportunity" Social Barrel 7:03 AM
  • "LA Lawyer Sues Microsoft Over Surface Storage" Social Barrel 7:03 AM
  • "First permanent international Microsoft Store launches" Electronista 9:11 PM
  • "Hands on With Intel's Inspired Ultrabooks and Windows 8" Neon Tommy 8:18 AM
  • "HP's sluggish recovery fails to impress shareholders" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 9:20 PM
  • "Interview: Dell's Steve Felice On The State Of The PC Business" Forbes 8:13 AM
  • "How Is He Still Worth $16 Billion?" Forexpros 7:24 AM
  • "Dell, H-P show end of PC era nearing: Declines mark a reversal since intros in the 1980s" Bloomberg News 8:14 AM
  • "Cisco to acquire Meraki for US$1.2 billion" ZDNet 9:21 PM
  • "Cisco Acquires Enterprise Wi-Fi Startup Meraki For $1.2 Billion In Cash" TechCrunch 7:47 PM
  • "Cisco to buy cloud-networking start-up Meraki for $1.2 billion" Reuters 8:42 PM
  • "'Titan' becomes the fastest computer on the planet" Emirates 24/7 8:15 AM
  • "Patent deals will exacerbate Android fragmentation unless Google secures global licenses" Foss Patents 6:39 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Forbes Markets Rewind: Apple, Facebook And Fiscal Cliff Front And Center" Forbes 11/17
  • "Dan Riccio Sells Off Nearly $11mln in Apple (AAPL) Stock" Wall Street Pit 11/17
  • "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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