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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, November 19, 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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  • "Why the iPad Mini Is a Disruptive Technology" ["I believe that the iPad Mini and smaller tablets will be even more disruptive to the traditional PC market than the full-size iPad has been to date. ... The bottom line is, the more consumers use tablets of either size, the more they realize that the laptop or PC in the home is overkill, and decide to either just keep the one they have longer or buy the cheapest PC they can for any extra computing needs they may have that a tablet can't do."]  Techland 9:26 AM
  • "Apple can finish what Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky started: Apple should stick to its guns, keep laptops and tablets clearly distinct, but make iPads easier to love by business users"  The Guardian 8:20 AM
  • "The Apple-Samsung Court Battles Expand to iPhone 5, Galaxy S III" ["Mark McKenna, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, says that adding these additional devices to the case, which covers different patents than the one that began in April 2011, will likely further slow the proceedings down and add complexity."]  Wired 8:17 AM
  • "Apple TV coming this Christmas? Not so fast, experts say" New York Post 9:22 AM
  • "iPad To Dominate Tablet Downloads For Next 5 Years, Owning 56% In 2017: Analyst" TechCrunch 8:17 AM
  • "Obama, Boehner turn to Apple's boss for financial advice" iDownload Blog 12:56 PM
  • "President Obama calls Apple CEO Tim Cook to discuss 'fiscal cliff'" AppleInsider 8:51 AM
  • "Soft stance on patents would cost Apple's shareholders hundreds of billions of dollars: A few days after its settlement with HTC, Apple's stock price fell to the lowest point in six months. I'm not attributing the latter to the former. Licensing is the ultimate solution. But Apple is in a strategic situation in which it simply can't afford to soften its stance."  Foss Patents 9:36 AM
  • "Samsung seeks copy of Apple-HTC patent deal: Samsung says the agreement with HTC could show that Apple is willing to forego exclusivity in exchange for money" IDG News Service 9:28 AM
  • "Court Approves $22.5 Million Safari Tracking Fine Against Google" PC Magazine 11:10 AM
  • "Google fined $22.5 million for Safari tracking" CNET 9:24 AM
  • "Apple Eyes First Overseas Data Center in Hong Kong" Wired Magazine 12:57 PM
  • "FRAND issues key to ITC review of preliminary dismissal of Samsung's complaint against Apple" Foss Patents 8:05 PM
  • "U.S. ITC will review Apple, Samsung patent decision" Reuters 6:26 PM
  • "ITC to review decision that cleared Apple of infringing Samsung patents" AppleInsider 6:26 PM
  • "Early builds of Apple's upcoming OS X 10.9 include Siri and Maps integration" 9 to 5 Mac 8:27 AM
  • "Apple's OS X 10.9 Reportedly Bringing Siri, Maps Integration To The Mac" TechCrunch 8:37 AM
  • "Siri and Apple Maps head to OS X 10.9 for testers" VentureBeat 8:56 AM
  • "Apple's OS X 10.9 said to sport Siri, homegrown maps" CNET News 10:40 AM
  • "Talk Politely To OS X 10.9 And Siri Might Just Respond" AppleBitch 8:43 AM
  • "Apple to kill Messages beta for OS X Lion next month" Computerworld 8:48 AM
  • "Messages App For OS X Will Be Mountain Lion Only After December 14" AppleBitch 8:35 AM
  • "iTunes Match down as Apple's iCloud issues continue" AppleInsider 8:56 AM
  • "Exclusive: Mac OS X 10.9 will be named LYNX" AppleScoop 8:57 AM
  • "Apple said to have let the name of the next OS X cat out of the bag" The Register 8:58 AM
  • "Apple may name its next version of OS X 'Lynx'" CNET News 12:12 PM
  • "Apple's Next Operating System: Lynx [Rumor] Mashable 12:21 PM
  • "How to restart a FileVault-protected Mac remotely" MacFixIt 3:16 PM
  • "Mac Mini users unable to install OS X 10.8.2: The special 10.8.2 updater for 2012 Mac Mini systems is currently not available from the Mac App Store." CNET Reviews 12:57 PM
  • "Autodesk Scaleform Mobile SDK review: Could you and a couple of mates knock out the next big game for iPad? With Autodesk Scaleform for iOS, you'll have a fighting chance." Macworld UK 9:28 AM
  • "Perfect Photo Suite 7 review: Photographers, arm yourself with an arsenal of photo-retouching utilities" Macworld UK 9:28 AM
  • "Corel Painter Lite review: A stripped down and lean version of the classic painting app" Macworld UK 9:28 AM
  • "Getting Started with Aperture" Mactuts+ 9:32 AM
  • "MacMost Now 789: Password Protecting Small Bits of Data" MacMost 8:26 AM
  • "Review: Suitcase Fusion 4.0.3 & FontDoctor 8.2" Applelinks 12:32 PM
  • "How to access the character palette in OS X: There are several ways you can configure OS X to have quick access to extended and special characters." CNET Reviews 12:22 PM
  • "Show Only Inbox Messages In VIP Mailbox [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:49 AM
  • "Until Siri Comes To The Mac, Fantastical Is The Best Way To Create Events In Calendar" Mac 360 8:06 AM
  • "5 Things To Like About A $5 Mac Diagramming App (the app that helps you learn)" TeraTalks 8:05 AM
  • "Try The Utterly Inexpensive Way To Improve Your Touch Typing Skills On A Mac" Mac 360 8:05 AM
  • "Get One Of Photoshop's Most Beloved Features In A Mac App That Deletes Objects In Photos" NoodleMac 8:05 AM
  • "Is Your Life Worth Living? If So, Use Your Mac And 'Day One' To Write About Your Life" McSolo 8:06 AM
  • "OS X 10.9 to Have Tufted Ears, 2012 iMac Delay Debunked" Tapscape 3:55 PM
  • "Hollywood whodunit: What's eating emails in iCloud? A reader in show biz writes in with a puzzle: His iCloud attachments aren't coming through: perhaps by Apple's design" InfoWorld 10:26 AM
  • "Apple iCloud collapse forces fanbois to shower, meet face-to-face" The Register 8:59 AM
  • "iTunes Match re-match: Have things gotten any better?" GigaOM 8:10 AM
Press Releases
  • "Announcing the Kaleidoscope 2 Public Beta" Black Pixel 4:15 PM
  • "MacPractice Releases 4.2.3 Adding New Features and Enhancing Interoperability" MacPractice 3:06 PM
  • "Mac Games and More Releases Ladybugs 2 for Mac OS X and iPad" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "SCSC Releases Scannerz Lite for the Mac OS X Operating System" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Chronos announces iScrapbook 4" Chronos 8:07 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple opens its first eBay store for a trial with select refubished products" 9 to 5 Mac 6:20 PM
  • "Guide to Greener Electronics" [Apple #6 "Apple drops to 6th position, with a score of 4.6. Though one of the high scorers in this edition, Apple misses out on points for lack of transparency."] Greenpeace 8:04 AM
  • "Indian giant Wipro beats outs HP, Apple as it tops Greenpeace's gadget guide" GigaOM 8:04 AM
  • "Apple a bit less 'green' this year than last, Greenpeace finds" CNET News 10:55 AM
  • "Greenpeace renews attack on Apple's eco-policies" V3 12:06 PM
  • "Apple purchase of Color Labs verified in bizarre lawsuit" AppleInsider 5:17 PM
  • "Apple's App Store Has Now Seen More Than 1 Million Approved Apps" The Next Web 8:15 AM
  • "Four years on, almost 1M apps have been built for iOS" 9 to 5 Mac 8:45 AM
  • "Apple approves 1 millionth iOS app, tracker says" CNET News 12:33 PM
  • "1,000,000 apps have been created for iOS (but Android is in hot pursuit)" VentureBeat 10:09 AM
  • "Research: Apple pulling ahead of Samsung in mobile advertising stakes" paidContent 9:36 AM
  • "iPad Still On Track To Dominate App Download Market For Next Five Years" PadGadget 11:16 AM
  • "Google Maps for iOS having 'finishing touches' put to it" Crave @ CNET 8:14 AM
  • "Fake 'Apple' apps appear on Google Android store, then vanish: Scam versions of iMovie, GarageBand and other iWork & iLife apps quickly pulled" Macworld UK 8:27 AM
  • "Sony's Steve Jobs biopic has three-scene structure set backstage at keynotes" Macworld UK 8:28 AM
  • "Apple workers get free apps in time for the holidays: report: The free apps include popular programs that are available at a fee in Apple's App Store." CNET News 9:02 AM
  • "Ex-Apple Employee Wants to Create the Best Toy Blocks Ever" Mashable 8:38 AM
  • "Apple gets design patent on virtual page turning, but doesn't own the page turn" The Verge 8:48 AM
  • "Dyle Brings Legal, Live TV To Your iPad, With Many Strings Attached" AllThingsD 8:48 AM
  • "Apple teases Black Friday ad, down under" 9 to 5 Mac 8:44 AM
  • "Apple Posts Black Friday 'One-Day Shopping Event' Teaser" MacRumors 9:36 AM
  • "Apple Black Friday Deals Are Probably the Same as Last Year" OS X Daily 3:43 PM
  • "The boat Steve Jobs never lived to see: Apple founder's £160m floating 'iPod yacht' sails for the first time... a year after he died" SWNS 1:47 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' $250 million super-yacht, Venus, finally sets sail" VentureBeat 1:47 PM
  • "This Guy Made His Own iPhone 5 At Home From A Slab Of Steel [Images] Redmond Pie 2:07 PM
  • "Housewife iPhone mules on trial in China" The Register 8:58 AM
  • "Steve Jobs autographed computer chip" TUAW 3:15 PM
  • "Blast from the past: Jony Ive stars in 1997 Apple video sans white backdrop" TUAW 9:28 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "122 hours of playing Black Ops 2 -- new world record" CNET News 12:15 PM
  • "Carbon nanotubes 'cloned' by USC researchers" EE Times 10:55 AM
  • "Methanol can power mobile networks when electricity is out, says Nokia Siemens" IDG News Service 10:46 AM
  • "John McAfee blogs for help, offers $25K reward for neighbour's killer" The Register 11:41 AM
  • "John McAfee blog taunts police as he continues to evade capture" Techworld 11:22 AM
  • "Kindle phone? Amazon CEO: 'Stay tuned'" [Video Report] Fortune 10:15 AM
  • "UMC replaces CEO in management shuffle" EE Times 10:10 AM
  • "Nintendo's Wii U sells out after launch despite some supply hiccups" PCWorld 10:42 AM
  • "Wii U Launch: Nintendo President Promises Continuous Updates to New Console" ABCNews 9:41 AM
  • "Google's Internet Service Might Actually Bring the U.S. Up to Speed: In a radical departure from its core business, the search giant is installing high-speed fiber neighborhood by neighborhood." Technology Review 11:20 AM
  • "Google working on returning missing December to Android 4.2 users" ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "Android flaw blocks December dates: A flaw in the latest version of the Android operating system has resulted in the month of December disappearing from an app for storing information about contacts." BBC 9:45 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8 reboot woe causes outpouring of forum misery" The Register 11:41 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8 Users Reporting Random Reboots, Freezing; Nokia, HTC Handsets Affected" TechCrunch 11:19 AM
  • "Bug affects some Windows Phones: Some new Windows Phone 8 users are reporting a power bug has hit two companies' flagship phones for the system — the Nokia Lumia 920 and the 8X by HTC." Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:16 AM
  • "Forget iPads: Emirates to outfit flight attendants with 1,000 HP Windows 8 tablets" The Next Web 10:41 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to grow 30% in 2013" DigiTimes 8:41 AM
  • "Late-Night Gadget Use Damages Your Sleep Cycle [Infographic] Mashable 8:37 AM
  • "iMore show 326: Because Apple hates you" iMore 12:32 PM
  • "Interview: Mobixa CEO Says You Should Trade In Your iPhone Now" AllThingsD 9:14 AM
  • "Thanksgiving is almost here! That means the official start of the holiday gift buying season. We preview some Black Friday deals as well as highlight some cool gifts for your Apple gadget loving friends and family." The MT Show 8:12 AM
  • "Apple's redesigned iMac launches not delayed until 2013, still on track for November-December"  9 to 5 Mac 8:11 AM
  • "Apple's new iMacs still on track for Nov., Dec. launch -- report" CNET News 9:24 AM
  • "Are Apple's New iMacs Delayed or Not?" PC Magazine 10:19 AM
  • "Delayed 2012 iMacs may not be delayed after all" Ars Technica 9:35 AM
  • "Apple suppliers to enjoy particularly strong 1Q13" DigiTimes 8:41 AM
  • "The iPhone 5S Is Coming In The Middle Of Next Year, Says DigiTimes" Business Insider 9:57 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Prepping Next-Generation iPhone For Mid-2013 Launch" BGR 9:23 AM
  • "So, it looks like Apple does plan an NFC future for iPhone"  Computerworld 8:12 AM
  • "iPhone 5S won't be released until Mid-2013 according to most recent rumor" Today's iPhone 12:11 PM
  • "Authentec sells Embedded Security Solutions division to Inside Secure" NFC World 8:37 AM
  • "Apple just needs smart sensors so AuthenTec unloads its encryption biz" iDownload Blog 1:29 PM
  • "Apple Acquisition Target AuthenTec Sells Off Embedded Security Division To Inside Secure For $48M" TechCrunch 8:37 AM
  • "Apple-owned Authentec sells its Embedded Security Solutions division to Inside Secure for $48 million" The Next Web 8:41 AM
  • "Apple Patents Turning Book Pages (Digitally)" DailyTech 10:28 AM
  • "Evaluating the strength of your AirPort network" Macworld 8:48 AM
  • "HDMI hitch hounds Mac Mini holders: The latest generation of Mac Mini appears to be facing HDMI hiccups, with disgruntled owners complaining about poor colours, 'snow-like interference' and momentary display blackouts." The Register 12:06 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Asphalt 7: Heat For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:04 AM
  • "PITFALL For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:04 AM
  • "WordTag For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:04 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:15 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:15 AM
  • "Get a prepaid iPhone 4S (8GB) for $349.99" CNET News 9:24 AM

  • "Review: iPhoneography series: iPhone Swivl and Lens Dial" 9 to 5 Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Griffin PowerJolt SE with Lightning Connector" iLounge 12:13 PM
  • "Mujjo's MacBook Sleeve Is That Minimalistic Chic You've Been Looking For" Cult of Mac 9:29 PM
  • "Don't Have A MIDI Keyboard For iGrand Piano? Get iRig KEYS – Hands-On Accessory Review" PadGadget 9:35 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Latest iOS web browser picks and pans" AppleTell 12:13 PM
  • "Evernote 5.0 Review" Mac|Life 10:22 AM
  • "Regulators Vs. Uber & Friends: The Final Battle For Taxi Domination?" ReadWrite 9:01 AM
  • "Shoppers Should Love Fat Wallet's Free Black Friday App" The Mac Observer 12:05 PM
  • "Curiosity for iOS is a game, but also a social experiment" Macworld 9:25 AM
  • "The Crazy New Trend In Keeping Up With The News Is Free On Your iPhone Or iPad" Mac 360 8:06 AM
  • "Review: The only thing new about Angry Birds Star Wars is the lightsaber" Macworld 8:48 AM
  • "Appidemic: QatQi for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 9:35 AM
  • "Stan Lee's 'Verticus' Starts With Awesomeness, Then Falls Flat" MacNewsWorld 9:36 AM
  • "A Steven Spielberg Film – Discover the Story Review: This interactive book is not only a movie tie-in, but it also is packed with important historical information about Lincoln's time as President of the United States." 148Apps 9:58 AM
  • "Venio Review: Venio offers up the groundwork of a healthy eating meal plan. It could do with some more options and features, but it's an interesting starting point." 148Apps 9:35 AM
  • "Mensa Academy Review: A handy brain training style game, but one that is a little pricier than most." 148Apps 3:48 PM
  • "The Hobbit: Kingdom of Middle Earth Review" 148Apps 3:15 PM
  • "Puzzle & Dragons" 148Apps 8:10 AM
  • "Doctor Dot HD Review: A matching game that features a physician using pills to cure a patient? This sounds familiar." 148Apps 10:18 AM
  • "'N.Y.Zombies 2' Review - A Bigger and Badder Sequel" Touch Arcade 10:41 AM
  • "'Battle Cats' Review - Things that Make You Go Meow" Touch Arcade 9:58 AM
  • "Updating an iPad for a friend with no computer Article" iLounge 4:20 PM
  • "How to maximize battery life when you travel" Macworld 8:15 AM
  • "Use iPhone & Siri as a Tip Calculator" OS X Daily 3:47 PM
  • "Give the Gift of Better Apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch" Lifehacker 10:22 AM
  • "Give the Gift of Better Apps for the Mac" Lifehacker 10:22 AM
  • "Tips for Technological Living: Don't be a Slave to Tech" Tech.pinions 9:58 AM
  • "So Apple did buy more than just Color Labs' engineers" GigaOM 7:01 PM
  • "The Harsh Difference Between Investing In Apple And Microsoft" Cult of Mac 6:51 PM
  • "Apple and the Desire for Control"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:16 PM
  • "O, Oprah! Tweeting your love for the Surface... on an iPad?" CNET News 4:00 PM
  • "Oprah's Gotta Profess Her Love for Surface with an iPad" The Mac Observer 3:55 PM
  • "Oh, boy: Oprah tweets Surface raves from an iPad" iDownload Blog 3:14 PM
  • "What Steve Jobs' Yacht Tells Us About His Design Process" Cult of Mac 12:21 PM
  • "Black Friday: 10 items NOT to buy" MoneyWatch 12:12 PM
  • "How Much Longer Can Tech's Free Party Last?" The Atlantic 11:02 AM
  • "Is Apple Becoming Microsoft?" Forbes 10:22 AM
  • "Apple: Do You Get Harmony If Everyone Sings The Same Tune?" Seeking Alpha 10:20 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Timeline status: Intact" Macworld 9:57 AM
  • "Apple Finally Loses Its Mantra" Applepeels 9:35 AM
  • "Facebook mobile payments power deal: Should Apple and Google be worried?" Electricpig 9:32 AM
  • "Follow-up: Did I make the right decisions sticking with iPhone & AT&T?" Houston Chronicle 9:22 AM
  • "No, Apple doesn't own the mobile 'page turn'" MoneyWatch 9:22 AM
  • "Of course Apple will continue to increase display resolution" MacNews 8:43 AM
  • "Hacking an Apple TV Remote" Wired 8:18 AM
  • "I Know Tim Cook And Admire Him, But He And Apple Could Do Better"  ReadWrite 8:10 AM
  • "What Apple Is Doing Right With The iPad Is What Microsoft Does Wrong With Surface" Mac 360 8:06 AM
  • "Are You Looking Forward To Putting More Google On Your iPhone Or iPad?" PixoBebo 8:06 AM
  • "Google wants to take on Apple with an open AirPlay alternative" GigaOM 7:48 PM
  • "An iPad Lover's Take On The Surface With Windows RT" TechCrunch 4:09 PM
  • "Microsoft wants to denigrate your iPhone and Android again: After the 'Smoked By Windows Phone' challenge ad, please welcome 'Meet Your Match,' in which your local Microsoft store will prove your current phone is second-rate." CNET News 4:00 PM
  • "Microsoft new Meet Your Match viral Videos target iPhone and Android head-on" VentureBeat 12:55 PM
  • "Nintendo Wii U network 'hacked' hours after launch?" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Number portability does not require Google Voice" ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "The Legacy of Linus Torvalds: Linux, Git, and One Giant Flamethrower" Wired Magazine 11:56 AM
  • "The evolution of the computer keyboard" [Slideshow] PCWorld 10:42 AM
  • "Newest family budget killer? It's the $300 cellphone bill, readers say" NBC News 10:36 AM
  • "The 50 shades of the enterprise tech gray market: You can save a bundle of money buying redundant or noncritical gear from the gray market, but a lot of risk is involved" InfoWorld 10:23 AM
  • "7 outsourcing nightmares -- and how to avoid them" InfoWorld 10:22 AM
  • "Is Technology Innovation Too Incremental? Two prominent big thinkers think it is. But I'm not buying their unsupported arguments." InformationWeek 10:19 AM
  • "Dennis Carter: Behind the Intel Inside campaign" EE Times 10:10 AM
  • "Wii U Review Redux: Nintendo Adds Miiverse, Netflix, eShop and More" Techland 11:50 AM
  • "4 key features of Wii U's massive day 1 software update" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:16 AM
  • "Nintendo's Wii U moves to head of console class, for now" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:17 AM
  • "Nintendo Wii U review: A tale of two screens" CNN 9:58 AM
  • "Thinking about a Wii U? 15 points to consider" Time 9:57 AM
  • "Google after antitrust: The good, the bad, and the ugly" CNET News 9:31 AM
  • "Review: New MySpace seems too good to be true" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:17 AM
  • "Intel CEO Out: It's About Time" TheStreet 9:03 AM
  • "Indian giant Wipro beats outs HP, Apple as it tops Greenpeace's gadget guide" GigaOM 9:01 AM
  • "A longtime Mac user's first impressions of the Thinkpad X1 Carbon" Gravitational Pull 8:13 AM
  • "What If The Hobbit Used iOS 6 Maps? [Humor] Cult of Mac 10:21 AM
  • "Apple Specialist Sam Sung" The Loop 8:49 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Facebook Starts Letting iOS Users Auto-Upload All Their Snapshots With Photo Sync" TechCrunch 5:57 PM
  • "New KODAK Kiosk Connect App allows consumers to create photo gifts wirelessly and on-the-go using their smartphone photos" PRNewswire 4:30 PM
  • "Stanley® Launches New Virtual Level App for the iPad® and iPhone®" PRNewswire 4:29 PM
  • "Mobile MIM for Diagnostic Imaging Surpasses 250,000 Downloads" PRNewswire 4:29 PM
  • "30DC Announces MagCast iPad Magazine Go Social Film is up for 'Film..." PRNewswire 4:29 PM
  • "iLuv Provides Mobile Accessory Gifts for Everyone on a Shopper's List" PRWeb 4:22 PM
  • "Bloxx Introduces iOS Browser to Help Schools and Organizations Manage Apple iPad Content Filtering On and Off Network" PRWeb 4:22 PM
  • "CoffeeTable Launches iPhone App in Time for Critical Holiday Shopping Season" PRWeb 4:22 PM
  • "Design Your Body iOS and Android Fitness App Free for a Limited Time" PRWeb 4:22 PM
  • "Berklee College of Music to Present Benefits of FileMaker Solutions for iPad at TabTimes Tablet Biz Conference and Expo" Business Wire 4:21 PM
  • "Smartphone-triggered pet feeder connects to social media" CNET News 4:00 PM
  • "Sphero, the iPhone-controlled ball, needs a companion" CNET News 4:00 PM
  • "Redesigned USA Today App Gets Mixed Review" PadGadget 3:47 PM
  • "Meet the all-new BookBook for iPhone 5" Twelve South 3:07 PM
  • "Mujjo Unveils iPad mini Sleeves" PadGadget 1:30 PM
  • "Philip Roth's iPhone Obsession; Penguin E-Books Return to Libraries" The Atlantic Wire 11:03 AM
  • "Meet Line, The Messaging App That Reaches About One-Third of Japan's Mobile Phone Users" TechCrunch 11:03 AM
  • "Macworld /iWorld 2013 Hotel Deal -Upgraded Rooms At The InterContinental" The Mac Observer 10:56 AM
  • "Tangle-Free Retractable Ribbon Charger For Your Aging iDevice" Cult of Mac 10:20 AM
  • "Forget phoning a business, new app sends a text instead" Reuters 9:37 AM
  • "Pyle® Revives the Rotary Phone, with a New Line of Retro Style Home Telephones for Smartphones" Run Around Tech 9:35 AM
  • "iPad, iPhone can pick up live TV with EyeTV add-on" CNET News 9:24 AM
  • "Broadcast TV Comes to the iPhone and iPad Mashable Broadcast TV Comes to the iPhone and iPad | The top source for social and digital news" Mashable 9:22 AM
  • "ORA Ultimate Sound: For The iPad Owner Who Can't Live Without 8 Speakers Built Into Their Case" TechCrunch 9:27 AM
  • "ORA: Ultimate Speaker Case and Stand for iPad" UberGizmo 8:41 AM
  • "iPhone Connected Home Smart Dock Lumawake Regroups After Kickstarter Rejection, Begins Pre-Orders Today" TechCrunch 8:37 AM
  • "AC/DC finally coming to iTunes" CNET News 9:00 AM
  • "AC/DC end their iTunes holdout" Music Ally 8:21 AM
  • "iPhone-charging desk lamps declare war on cable clutter" Gizmag 8:15 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of November 19: David Pogue, Mountain Lion and Apple Hardware" The MUG Center 8:15 AM
  • "Movie Scene Quiz - How Well Do You Know Movies?" prMac 10:23 AM
  • "EnterSum Lite - The calculator to enter by text format and newline" prMac 9:25 AM
  • "EnterSum - The calculator to enter by text format and newline" prMac 9:25 AM
  • "AbombinaBall - a Unique Physics Puzzle game" prMac 9:25 AM
  • "Wild New Word Game RoJo WORD Released For iOS" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "Charge the Zombie HD - Very dynamic game with a funny zombies for Free" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Tones! Lite - Ringtone designer for iPhone by Cinnamon Jelly" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "iGenogram 1.0 for iOS: Create Familial + Emotional Relationship Diagrams" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Grandmaster Rogelio Barcenilla Jr.: I'm Using Chess Opening Trainer" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "FotoWiz Pro for iOS - My Private Vault and Video Downloader" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "iCarbs App Provides Diabetics with Glycemic Index in Addition to Carbs" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "SunLeaf Pro - A Powerful and Portable iPad Solar Charger" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Little Rocket Lab releases Drawp 1.0 for iOS - Today on the App Store" prMac 8:09 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP's Earnings: Restructuring And Weak PC Market Will Be A Drag" Forbes 12:12 PM
  • "HP Brings Curtain Down on Annus Horribilis Fiscal 2012" AllThingsD 9:22 PM
  • "HP Cloud: CEO Meg Whitman Needs to Show Progress" Talkin' Cloud 9:23 PM
  • "Game of thrones: The men who would be Ballmer/Many potential CEOs have left Microsoft, even as Steve Ballmer has stayed. But some may still be in the running for the top spot" InfoWorld 10:23 AM
  • "Windows 8 Off to a Weaker Start Than Windows 7" AllThingsD 9:26 AM
  • "Design guru Nielsen: Windows 8 UI 'smothers usability'" CNET News 9:31 AM
  • "Usability expert slams Windows 8: 'disappointing' for 'both novice and power users'" ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "Design guru: Windows 8 is 'a monster' and 'a tortured soul'" The Register 11:39 AM
  • "Plenty of questions, few answers surface about early Windows 8 sales: Windows 8 could be selling horribly, it could be selling well. Redmond, send numbers." Ars Technica 9:02 PM
  • "Windows 8: The Seven Roads Not Taken" Techland 11:51 AM
  • "Why IT chiefs are irrelevant to Microsoft's Windows 8 strategy" The Register 11:41 AM
  • "Has Microsoft Captured Some of Apple's Magic?" Forbes 10:12 AM
  • "Xbox 720 to offer Kinect 2.0 and Blu-ray drive, says Xbox World" CNET News 9:31 AM
  • "Big Blue hands bulging $4bn suitcase to partners to grease IT sales: In the hope of pumping up sales of hardware, software, and services over the next 12 months, IBM is taking $4bn of its own cash and giving it to its Global Financing arm to originate leases over the next year." Channel Register 11:39 AM
  • "Dell Revised To $12: Undervalued But Takes Weak PC Market On The Chin" Forbes 12:11 PM
  • "Dell aims to address the pain points of enterprise storage" V3 11:54 AM
  • "Dell gives the back of its hand to Backup Exec, cuddles AppAssure" The Register 11:42 AM
  • "Intel post Otellini: The big challenges ahead" ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "Otellini's legacy at Intel: Plentiful profits, mobile misfires" CNET News 12:15 PM
  • "Intel CEO Paul Otellini plans to retire in May; board will look for his replacement" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:17 AM
  • "Intel Says CEO Paul Otellini to Retire in May" Bloomberg 9:24 AM
  • "Intel's CEO Otellini to retire in May" CNNMoney 9:01 AM
  • "Intel CEO Otellini to Retire in May" TheStreet 9:03 AM
  • "Intel CEO to Retire in May" [Paid Membership Required] 9:06 AM
  • "End Of An Era at Intel?" [Video Report] CNBC 3:16 PM
  • "With Intel's Otellini phasing out, new CEO may bring fresh mobile focus. Intel CEO Paul Otellini is getting ready to leave the company, and analysts say this could be a positive change for the world's largest chip maker." Computerworld New Zealand 5:45 PM
  • "Who's the Next Intel CEO?" Wired 6:02 PM
  • "Apple's rise to test Intel's next CEO: Future Apple internal chip development will have an outsized impact on Intel's future." CNET News 9:24 PM
  • "Cisco buying networking firm Meraki for $1.2 bln" MarketWatch 9:13 AM
  • "Cisco to Buy Cloud-Startup Meraki for $1.2B" FOXBusiness 9:21 AM
  • "Cisco to Buy Meraki for $1.2 Billion" [Paid Membership Required] 9:05 AM
  • "Why Cisco is buying Meraki for $1.2B in cash" GigaOM [Free Registration Required] 9:15 AM
  • "Cisco deal pushes networking business beyond core" MarketWatch 12:09 PM
  • "Cisco buys Meraki for $1.2 billion: 5 reasons the deal makes sense" ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "Women in IT: How deep is the bench? Superstar women lead IT at some of the biggest global corporations, yet the path to the top isn't clear for the next generation." Computerworld 10:03 AM
  • "4G, Wi-Fi and Ethernet limits pushed at ISSCC" EE Times 10:54 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "If Apple becomes Microsoft, investors should cheer" Reuters 7:01 PM
  • "Apple Shares Close Up 7.21% After Recent Fall-Off" TechCrunch 5:19 PM
  • "What Drives Apple's Rebound?" Forbes 3:14 PM
  • "Apple Shares Bounce Back With Vengeance" WSJ Blogs 12:32 PM
  • "Apple climbs; Topeka calls share sell-off 'insane'" Associated Press 12:57 PM
  • "Apple shares bounce back after tough few weeks" CNET News 12:33 PM
  • "Apple Is Having An 'Insanely Insane' Rally — And It's Bringing The Entire Market Up"  Business Insider 10:38 AM
  • "Apple: Here's Why the Stock Will Go On an Epic Run" TheStreet 9:04 AM
  • "Apple: Still A Hedge Fund Haven, But Top Managers Pared Bets In Q3" Forbes 4:05 PM
  • "All Aboard the Apple Train" TheStreet 2:07 PM
  • "Why Apple fell so hard: Two theories for Apple's fall, neither of which has to do with fear, uncertainty or doubt" Fortune 2:07 PM
  • "Why Apple's Stock Is an Undeniable 'Buy' Right Now" Forbes 10:40 AM
  • "Apple And The Fiscal Cliff: Why Wash-Out Sale Tax Regulations Matter" Seeking Alpha 1:11 PM
  • "Apple Would Be at $1000 If the Market Made Any Sense" Forbes 8:10 AM
  • "Why I Don't Care What Apple Is Worth" Forbes 3:48 PM
  • "Investors advised to buy Apple stock after 'insanely insane' selloff" AppleInsider 10:19 AM
  • "Merrill Lynch recommends Apple, lowers price target: From $840 set in September and reiterated two weeks ago to $780 on Monday" Fortune 10:18 AM
  • "Apple set to gap up in premarket trading Monday - update" Fortune 9:19 AM
  • "Apple: Buy Now, Ask Questions Later?" [Video Report] CNBC 12:31 PM
  • "Street Fight -- Is Apple Cheap or Not?" [Video Report] CNBC 12:31 PM
  • "Christmas may come next summer for iPhone chip makers" MarketWatch 12:10 PM
Industry News
  • "Cisco, Intel stand out as tech sector rises" MarketWatch 12:08 PM
  • "U.S. stocks surge on hope for a debt deal" MarketWatch 3:09 PM
  • "S&P 500 Rises Most in 2 Months Amid Budget Deal Optimism" Bloomberg 12:03 PM
  • "Stocks rally on fiscal cliff hopes, housing data" CNNMoney 12:03 PM
  • "Dow Jumps 200 on 'Cliff' Hopes; Apple Soars 7%" CNBC 3:09 PM
  • "Stocks Soar on Housing Data, Budget Talks" TheStreet 12:04 PM
  • "Broad Gains for U.S. Stocks" [Paid Membership Required] 11:55 AM
  • "Stocks poised for higher open" CNNMoney 9:01 AM
  • "BP, HSBC help lead U.K. stocks broadly higher: Upgrade to buy sparks Barclays advance; Lonmin's shares rally" MarketWatch 12:08 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks ride higher on weak yen, lead Asia" MarketWatch 9:07 AM
  • "Asian Shares Gain" [Paid Membership Required] 9:11 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rally on U.S. debt-deal hopes/Euro-zone finance ministers to meet Tuesday on Greece" MarketWatch 12:04 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:23 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:23 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Shares of some top computer companies were up at the close of trading" CBS News 9:24 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Near 2001 Low... Time To Buy?" Forbes 10:13 AM

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