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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
 

 

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Friday Highlights: MasterCard does not foresee total replacement for credit cards, but hails Apple Pay as a step closer to mobile payment acceptance; Apple fears losing tax breaks, facing higher tax rate plus back taxes in Ireland while Euro regulators investigate; Tim Cook announces he is gay, reactions were varied, not all pleased, but Wired thinks it has so much meaning to the workplace—more down in our Op/Ed section; major court ruling by Circuit Court judge in Virginia Beach grants police right to require your fingerprint to unlock your mobile phone but cannot require your pass code; Microsoft releases new version of Outlook for Mac but only for Office 365 users, more updates coming in 2015; AppleInsider tracking growing reports of WiFi drops following upgrades to Yosemite; former Apple employee, Dave Sobotta, gives kudos to Apple for new iCloud drive; Jony Ive reveals design challenge presented by the Apple Watch; J.D. Power gives Amazon title of best tablet maker?; Seth Rogen to play Woz in Sony's biopic of Steve Jobs; will your next washing machine charge your mobile phone?; The Register reviews the 5K iMac; The Inquirer and Macworld UK review the iPhone 6 Plus; Macworld reviews their 10 days of using Apple Pay; Business Insider says "Apple has forced a huge change at Samsung"; BGR posts some of the best App Store reviews of MCX's CurrentC Apple Pay alternative.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Next Big Thing: There's some irony in the notion that the next big new thing for Apple isn't a long-rumored smart television or long-awaited touchscreen Macs or even lower-price iPhones or iPads. It's a business deal."  Forbes 10:48 AM
  • "Apple Tries Its Hand at Discounts, Refurbs: Apple has invested much of its resources into maintaining its status as a seller of premium products, so why would it suddenly start offering discounts and selling refurbished items on eBay? 'Apple recognizes that there is a buck or two to be made in this aftermarket and has taken the matter into its own hands to maximize takings,' said e-commerce consultant Rob Abdul. 'This is a multichannel strategy by Apple.'"  MacNewsWorld 8:30 AM
  • "Apple's iOS is 'The New Windows,' As MSFT Late to Tablets, Says UBS: UBS Securities's hardware analyst Steve Milunovich this morning opines that Apple's iOS software on its iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is 'the New Windows,' referring to the Microsoft operating system that dominates personal computers."  Barron's 11:34 AM
  • "Apple and HTC fine with showing license agreement to Samsung -- but not the royalty rate"  Foss Patents 8:24 AM
  • "Apple-HTC license agreement would terminate automatically after change of control" Foss Patents 9:27 AM
  • "Apple: Sure, here's the HTC patent pact. WITH numbers blanked out/Apple has told Samsung that it will provide a copy of its agreement with HTC to a US court, but only if it's heavily redacted and all monetary terms are blanked out." The Register 8:36 AM
  • "Judge: Samsung gets to view Apple-HTC settlement details" CNET News 8:21 PM
  • "Judge orders Apple to disclose details of HTC licensing deal" AppleInsider 8:46 PM
  • "Samsung looks to add iPad mini to upcoming patent infringement suit" AppleInsider 9:03 PM
  • "Jobs's Spaceship-Like Apple Offices to Arrive Later Than Planned" ["'They could conceivably break ground in 2013, but only if everything goes smoothly,' said David Brandt, Cupertino's city manager. That depends on the city council approving the project quickly, and on residents not filing legal challenges. 'The project is running a little bit slow.'"]  Bloomberg 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's new Spaceship campus set to open in 2016 as project experiences delays" The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's Spaceship Campus Faces Delay, Won't Take Off Until 2016" TechCrunch 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's Campus 2 to open in 2016 following delays" Digital Trends 8:13 AM
  • "Apple's new spaceship HQ won't land before 2016" Fortune 9:40 AM
  • "Apple's Spaceship Campus Travels ... Into the Future!" Wired 3:21 PM
  • "Apple's planned headquarters delayed, won't open until 2016" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:18 AM
  • "NTSB drops BlackBerry in favor of iPhone" ["The iPhone 5 smartphone will replace the NTSB's existing BlackBerry devices, which 'have been failing both at inopportune times and at an unacceptable rate.' NTSB said in a justification of the intended purchase on the Federal Business Opportunities website, which requests bids for U.S. federal government work."] IDG News Service 8:13 AM
  • "BlackBerrys Crash Too Much for NTSB; Agency Shopping for iPhones" AllThingsD 8:13 AM
  • "US federal transport crash investigators ditch BlackBerry for iPhones" The Register 8:40 AM
  • "This Data From China Shows Why Apple Is Now Getting Its Butt Kicked In The Smartphone Market" Business Insider 8:05 AM
  • "The iPhone Addressable Market" asymco 8:26 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple turns iTunes up to 11: Software at a crossroads/Apple's next major version of iTunes is due out soon, but not with the feature that can help fend off competitors." CNET News 8:23 AM
  • "Artists Being Asked to Prepare for iTunes 11 Launch in 'Next Days'" MacRumors 12:34 PM
  • "iTunes 11 Coming in 'Next Few Days'?" Mashable 3:16 PM
  • "Apple issues supplemental OS X 10.8.2 update" MacFixIt 12:48 PM
  • "OS X Mountain Lion Supplemental Update 2.0 fixes keychain errors" TUAW 11:36 AM
  • "Introducing Macworld's Mac Basics Superguide for Mountain Lion" Macworld 9:04 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "One Mac, two versions of OS X" Macworld 9:37 AM
  • "'Disk Utility will not repair permissions on user files. It has no way of determining the desired/correct settings for these files. It only works on Apple-sourced files, and not all of them either.' It works on more than just Apple files. Repair Permissions uses the 'receipts' files that are created by any application installed using the Apple Install framework. If a third party app uses the Apple installer and creates a receipt as a part of the installation, then Disk Utility will repair its permissions too." MacInTouch 3:32 PM
  • "Mac OS X v10.8.2: Keychain, CD/DVD ejection, and Messages issues" Apple Support 8:23 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to take a remote screenshot in OS X" CNET Reviews 8:44 PM
  • "WordPress as an Alternative to iWeb" TidBITS 12:17 PM
  • "The OS X Mountain Lion Bible – Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 11:33 AM
  • "Quick Tip: How to Create a Pages Template for Writing Scripts" Mactuts+ 8:31 AM
  • "Use Remote Disc to Share a CD/DVD Drive Between Macs" OS X Daily 4:27 PM
  • "Final Cut Pro X & ProRes: Transcode, Optimize, Render, Share" FCPXtv 7:44 AM
  • "Client security part 1 – ways to lock the screen" Amsys 8:50 AM
  • "Unlearn Spellings on OS X" Amsys 10:23 AM
  • "Go To Favorite Mailboxes With Keyboard Shortcuts [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:32 AM
  • "How To Do What Adobe Illustrator Does With A Mac App That Costs Less Than $25" McSolo 7:46 AM
  • "Yet Another Way To Send Greeting Cards For The Holidays Right From Your Mac" Mac 360 7:47 AM
  • "One Of The Top 10 Utility Apps Every Mac Power User Needs To Navigate Files And Folders" NoodleMac 7:47 AM
  • "The App That Every Mac User With A Healthy Appetite Needs For The Holiday" TeraTalks 7:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft Office 2011 14.2.5 and 2008 12.3.5" TidBITS 8:06 PM
  • "PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.9.2" TidBITS 8:06 PM
  • "CrashPlan 3.4.1" TidBITS 8:05 PM
  • "Mac App Updates: ClamXav 2.3.4, Flip4Mac 3 fixes delivered" FairerPlatform 12:33 PM
  • "Firefox 17 drops OS X 10.5 Leopard support, adds integrated Facebook Messenger" TUAW 8:12 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Highest Paid CEOs" [Tim Cook #1, $95 million average compensation] CNBC 11:35 AM
  • "CNBC: Tim Cook Highest Paid American CEO" MacTrast 9:41 AM
  • "Tim Cook Named Highest Paid CEO In America" Cult of Mac 11:35 AM
  • "In Apple's iPhone 5 ads, everything old is new again/In a splendid touch of marketing brilliance, one of Apple's two new iPhone 5 ads highlights something that competing phones have had for quite a while: noise canceling." CNET News 11:58 AM
  • "New iPhone 5 Ads Show Off Noise Cancellation and Photo Sharing [Video] Mashable 8:06 AM
  • "Apple airs two new iPhone ads" TUAW 8:12 AM
  • "Apple runs two new iPhone 5 ads, one geared for Thanksgiving" Insanely Great Mac 8:57 PM
  • "T-Mobile deems Apple partnership too costly despite 1.5M unlocked iPhones on network" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone Just Isn't Worth It: That's the conclusion that T-Mobile has reached at least." Forbes 8:12 AM
  • "Apple's Maps mess and BMW give boost to transit app Embark" GigaOM 3:21 PM
  • "Want to get through to a human quicker on Apple's support line? Drop an F-bomb" The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "The F-bomb: A fine way to skip the AppleCare line? It seems the technology in Apple's automated phone system is primed to sense when the caller is in despair. Will swearing get you serviced quicker?" CNET News 12:36 PM
  • "US kids say they want Apple's iPad for Christmas, Nielsen claims" Computerworld Blogs 8:23 AM
  • "More American Kids Than Ever Clamor For iPhones And iPads This Holiday Season" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "Apple dominates kids' holiday wish lists more than ever" Fortune 8:49 AM
  • "iPad Tops Kids' Wish Lists for This Holiday Season [Study] Mashable 9:55 AM
  • "Surprise! Your Kids Wants Apple Gadgets" PC Magazine 11:51 AM
  • "Apple's iPad tops children's Christmas lists this year" Macworld UK 7:59 AM
  • "A Cloud Economy Innovation: Apple's iPhone Gets Its Own Robot" Forbes 11:32 AM
  • "Blame Apple's crazy attention to detail for the iSpaceship delay" iDownload Blog 3:39 PM
  • "AT&T Seems to Be Extending FaceTime-Over-Cellular to All Customers" MacRumors 8:56 AM
  • "iPhone FaceTime over cellular for AT&T now available for some, even without LTE?" Engadget 7:56 AM
  • "AT&T Now Extending Free FaceTime Over Cellular To All iPhone Customers" App Advice 8:07 AM
  • "AT&T starts to roll out FaceTime for iPhone 4S owners -- report" CNET News 8:56 AM
  • "Is AT&T turning on FaceTime Over Cellular for all its LTE customers?" Houston Chronicle 9:26 AM
  • "France Telecom Hopes a Texting and Calling App Puts It Over the Top" AllThingsD 8:48 AM
  • "Want to run your own Apple shop? Start with £70k of German chairs: Marvel at the lavish Corian countertops and the shimmering metallic shelving forming a temple of Jobsian worship. Be still and know that you are in the hands of one of Apple's premium resellers." Channel Register 8:40 AM
  • "Ex Apple VP backs payment platform Cleeng to break U.S." paidContent 7:54 AM
  • "Former Apple exec leads $512k funding round in content monetization startup Cleeng" The Next Web 9:42 AM
  • "Conviction in iPad Website Hacking Case" TechCrunch 8:00 AM
  • "Goatsec's Auernheimer Convicted In iPad Website Hacking Case" TechCrunch 9:40 AM
  • "Hacker Found Guilty of 2010's Massive AT&T iPad Breach" Gizmodo 8:05 AM
  • "'Internet troll' who exploited AT&T security flaw faces 5 years in jail: Convicted of identity fraud and hacking for scraping iPad user e-mail addresses." Ars Technica 10:15 AM
  • "Outrage over AT&T iPad data slurp hacker conviction" The Register 8:40 AM
  • "Rumor: Microsoft's Apple TV-killer is called Xbox TV, coming in 2013" iDownload Blog 12:11 PM
  • "Microsoft Reportedly Plans Stripped Down Xbox Set-Top Box To Compete With Apple TV, Roku" TechCrunch 11:42 AM
  • "iPad thefts challenge Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District: Sharon Broussard" Cleveland Plain Dealer 7:51 AM
  • "Just In Time For The Holidays, Apple Unveils The Amazing iWreath [Image] Cult of Mac 10:48 AM
  • "Why Culture Matters: Supercell's Calculated Path To The Top Of The App Store" TechCrunch 8:02 AM
  • "Designer Philippe Starck reveals design process behind Steve Jobs' super yacht" Macworld UK 9:54 AM
  • "Annie Lennox: The singer, her iPhone and the universe/Though she insists she's not a photographer, Annie Lennox has opened an exhibition of collages. It could be the start of an artistic new career" The Independent 11:41 AM
  • "Sam Sung found in Apple Store Shocker" The Register 8:39 AM
  • "China Is Now Angry Birds' Biggest Market By Daily Users Says Rovio At Slush" TechCrunch 8:00 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung pulls 'disturbing' ad" Mashable 4:21 PM
  • "Student expelled for refusing to wear RFID tracking chip badge" ZDNet 1:34 PM
  • "Too Late to Grab a Wii U on Black Friday? Not According to Nintendo" Techland 1:14 PM
  • "Quantum keys sent over ordinary fibre connection: Mainstream use within reach, says Cambridge team" Techworld 1:04 PM
  • "LAST EVER British typewriter manufactured in Wales" The Register 1:14 PM
  • "Technology: It's a qwerty business bidding farewell to the typewriter" The Independent 11:40 AM
  • "Mozilla bakes Facebook features into Firefox 17: Patches 29 vulnerabilities, two-thirds rated critical" Computerworld 10:54 AM
  • "Joyent Gets New CEO, Preps Cloud Tools: Henry Wasik joins Joyent from Dell, where he lead networking unit; cloud software gets upgrade in early 2013." InformationWeek 10:07 AM
  • "Google to challenge Apple with 'open' AirPlay standard" ZDNet 1:31 PM
  • "A Peek at TV's Future, Via Google Fiber" [Video Report] AllThingsD 9:57 AM
  • "Video: Arduino-powered robot tags walls" TG Daily 1:07 PM
  • "Toshiba shows four-legged robot to help in radiated areas with Fukushima nuclear disaster" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:34 AM
  • "Is this the next big smartphone platform? Meet Jolla's MeeGo-based Sailfish OS" GigaOM 9:22 AM
  • "Black Friday to be crucial market test for convertible notebooks, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 8:06 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "YML Archives for November 21st, 2012'" Your Mac Life 11:07 PM
  • "Segall on Skeuomorphism and Schray on iPad mini cases!" Your Mac Life 1:39 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM: Winding down for turkey day" TUAW 12:48 PM
  • "Answering Apple questions around the Thanksgiving table" Macworld Podcast 11:43 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple has solved its iPhone 5 supply problems - just in time" Fortune 8:35 AM
  • "Apple has nearly caught up with demand for iPhone 5" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Report: iPhone 5 supplies significantly improving at U.S. Apple Stores" 9 to 5 Mac 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Supply Checks Indicate In-Store Availability For iPhone 5 Improving In Time For Holiday Sales" TechCrunch 9:03 AM
  • "iPhone 5S release date, news and rumours" TechRadar UK 8:37 AM
  • "Munster Says Apple TV to Be Delayed to Late 2013" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:41 AM
  • "Total Apple Desktop Absence set to last past Xmas - sources: Apple's channel partners and customers will have a desktop shaped hole in their respective portfolio and shopping list this Chrimbo." Channel Register 8:40 AM
  • "Mac mini 2012: Finally Wi-Fi 450 Mbit / s" MacGeneration 10:13 AM
  • "Apple Versus Android Security: The Lowdown" Apple Gazette 8:32 AM
  • "iOS 6 fixes bug that let stolen iPhones receive iMessage texts" CNET News 8:56 AM
  • "iOS 6 fixes bug that sent iMessages to stolen iPhones" Ars Technica 10:43 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Faulty Apple TV update has rendered units inoperable" Macworld UK 9:37 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "NFL Kicker 13 For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:50 AM
  • "Fantasy Conflict HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:50 AM
  • "Bit-1 For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:50 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales (5th generation)" MacPrices 7:45 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:45 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Best Buy trims $50 off 3rd-gen iPad, kicks in $75 gift card: The special one-day offer is good for both the 32GB and 64GB Wi-Fi versions of Apple's third iPad." CNET News 8:35 AM
  • "MacMall launches Black Friday Sale on Macs & iPads, AI readers get lowest prices anywhere" AppleInsider 8:42 PM
  • "UNIEA's 2012 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale Is On! Get 40% your entire order, plus $7.95 flat rate shipping worldwide!" UNIEA 9:51 AM
  • "Thomas PR Client Artrage Digital Painting Black Friday Deals Start Now - ArtRage Studio Pro is Half Off Today, Wed, Nov 21st – Mon, Nov 26th" Thomas PR 4:17 PM
  • "Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPhone and iPad Educational Apps on Sale" 148Apps 12:34 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 65 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:30 AM
  • "Black Friday Arrives Early: The Mac Utility Bundle Featuring Parallels 8 for 75% Off" Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Black Friday Mac: Get Roxio Toast for $69.99" FairerPlatform 8:10 AM
  • "Black Friday Mac & iOS deals, Amazon Mobile, Street Fighter X Tekken, HSN Holiday Gift Store, Fab.com, more" 9 to 5 Mac 9:55 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "iPad mini (Verizon LTE): what's changed?" Engadget 3:39 PM
  • "Apple iPad Mini's Smaller Size Could Be Its Advantage/Review: The compromises are few and minor with the scaled-down version of Apple's popular iPad tablet." eWeek 12:48 PM
  • "iPad Mini vs. Kindle Fire HD 8.9 vs. Nook HD+" CNET Reviews 3:22 PM
  • "Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo" PC Magazine 4:24 PM
  • "Review: AQ Audio SmartSpeaker AirPlay Wireless Speaker" Beatweek Magazine 8:04 PM
  • "Cubik Speakers Review" Mac|Life 11:43 AM
  • "Review: iZON Wi-Fi video monitor and its companion iOS app" iDownload Blog 12:34 PM
  • "Pure Contour 200i Air Review: Dock For iOS Devices With AirPlay" Blogcritics 9:04 PM
  • "Best Apple MacBook Air cases and covers to buy 2012" T3 8:43 PM
  • "Hands-on with Sprayground iPad and MacBook cases" AppleTell 12:38 PM
  • "Got The Angry Birds Game? Give Give The Gift Of Bad Piggies For Your Mac Friends" Mac 360 12:33 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "App review: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (iOS/Android)" PCWorld 8:44 PM
  • "Software That Shows What Your Shiny New iPad Can Do" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:43 PM
  • "Tech deals and apps for Black Friday: Score the best Black Friday deals with these apps, and get the scoop on the hottest tech doorbusters." CNET News 3:18 PM
  • "Mobile maps showdown" TechHive 8:12 AM
  • "Need An Alternative For Apple's Maps On iPhone Or iPad? Try Nokia's HERE Maps" Mac 360 7:46 AM
  • "Here Come Those Tears Again: Nokia released their map application for iOS called 'Here' yesterday." MacNews Blog 11:31 AM
  • "AcoustiCards and Facebook Gifts Solve Birthday Conundrums" TidBITS 3:14 PM
  • "PB&J Publishing's Hansel and Gretel: Lost Finds its Center — iPad App Review" PadGadget 9:40 AM
  • "Make Beautiful Music with Flea Symphony – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 9:40 AM
  • "Shadowgun: Deadzone Review" 148Apps 8:32 AM
  • "War of Words Apocalypse Review" 148Apps 11:36 AM
  • "Dream of Pixels Review" 148Apps 12:36 PM
  • "Total Recoil Review" 148Apps 9:06 AM
  • "ErnCon Review" 148Apps 10:13 AM
  • "Candy Crush Saga Review" 148Apps 3:21 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Get Screen Captures with Stock Mac Software -Part 2" The Mac Observer 8:02 PM
  • "What's the Best Way to Keep My Notes in Sync Across All My Computers and Mobile Devices?" Lifehacker 12:11 PM
Tips
  • "How to max out your Cyber Monday savings" CNET News 4:29 PM
  • "Buyer beware: Black Friday smartphone deals not so hot/CNET explains why consumers aren't really saving that much when they go hunting for smartphone bargains this time of the year." CNET News 3:25 PM
  • "The One-Handed Smart Cover Grip" iSource 3:21 PM
  • "Deleting apps used on multiple devices Article" iLounge 3:16 PM
  • "MacMost Now 790: iOS Physical Buttons and Switches" MacMost 8:24 AM
  • "How to beat the line at the Apple Store" Macworld 8:23 AM
  • "Travel tips: Keeping your gear secure on the road" TechHive 8:12 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Yikes. Facebook Said to Be Working on Photo Sync for iOS" iSource 3:56 PM
  • "Why Apple Will Win the Tablet Battle of the Holiday Season" Forbes 3:40 PM
  • "3 things Apple's shift means for investors: Parsing CEO Tim Cook's biggest personnel move" MarketWatch 1:53 PM
  • "Why Competitors Should Fear the iPad Mini" Tech.pinions 1:39 PM
  • "Am I nuts if I don't want a tablet?" GeekWire 12:37 PM
  • "Apple's Big Problem: Google Is Getting Better At Design Faster Than Apple Is Getting Better At The Internet"  Business Insider 12:20 PM
  • "Apple Unveils One Last Thing Before Christmas..." MacTrast 12:19 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Thought Hewlett-Packard was Being 'Dismembered and Destroyed'"  Benzinga Insights 11:32 AM
  • "iPhone And iPad: My Top 5 Complaints" BYTE 10:48 AM
  • "What's HTC paying Apple for patents? Not an 'outrageous' $8 per phone" Ars Technica 10:43 AM
  • "Magic Maker, FileMaker is the Foundation of a 'Mobile First' Strategy for SMBs" iPadCTO 10:37 AM
  • "Is AT&T opening up FaceTime over cellular to even more iPhone users?" GigaOM 9:41 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: We didn't start the fire" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:41 AM
  • "Some look to tear down Apple's walled garden" BGR 8:53 AM
  • "Here's Why 'Katie McCain' Is The Star Of The New iPhone 5 Ad" Business Insider 8:35 AM
  • "Mossberg's Laptop Buyer's Guide Offers Words Of Warning For Apple" App Advice 8:32 AM
  • "Did Obama and Apple's Tim Cook discuss tax loopholes? Heart to heart likely to have covered offshore earnings and 'repatriating' cash" Macworld UK 8:30 AM
  • "The Notifications Are Too Damn Many" ReadWrite 8:09 AM
  • "What Makes The iPhone And iPad So Popular? Give Credit To The Mac" Mac 360 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Apple, Cost Centers And The New Era Of Apps" PixoBebo 7:46 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The Facts Behind 14 Black Friday Myths" Lifehacker 3:22 PM
  • "HP Is in a Jam and Please Pass the Gravy: Top 10 Tips for Talking Tech This Turkey Day" AllThingsD 1:44 PM
  • "Gallery of giving thanks: the tech I'm most thankful for in 2012" ZDNet 1:35 PM
  • "Mobile tech I am thankful for" ZDNet 1:33 PM
  • "Death of a smartphone: 4G could spell the end of the mobile as we know it" ZDNet 1:32 PM
  • "Windows 8: Weak on tablets, terrible for PCs" BetaNews 12:37 PM
  • "10 best Black Friday desktop deals" [Slideshow] PCWorld 12:02 PM
  • "10 great Black Friday HDTV deals" [Slideshow] PCWorld 12:01 PM
  • "Avoid early bird remorse: 10 Black Friday gadget do's and don'ts" NBC News 11:56 AM
  • "Review: Joyent Cloud is built for speed" InfoWorld 11:37 AM
  • "Far Cry 3: Only the best shooter of the year" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:31 AM
  • "Inside Thingiverse, The Radically Open Website Powering The 3D Printing Movement" Forbes 11:27 AM
  • "Top 10 Google business tools: Google is so ubiquitous in our everyday digital lives that it's easy to overlook the many tools it offers for businesses" [Slideshow] PCWorld 11:37 AM
  • "Google Nexus 10 Android Tablet Review" HotHardware 11:02 AM
  • "Petraeus Affair: 7 Privacy Techniques To Avoid Trouble/A number of off-the-shelf technologies can help keep online communications private -- but beware the limits." InformationWeek 10:08 AM
  • "The InfoWorld 2012 geek gadget gift guide: While others dream of sugarplums, here are a dozen gadgets that the true geek is hoping to see under the Christmas tree this year" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 11:36 AM
  • "HH Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets & Smartphones" HotHardware 9:41 AM
  • "Cisco Spends $1.2 Billion For Respect, Was It Worth It" Forbes 9:38 AM
  • "Making Sense of All the New Laptop Flavors" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:27 AM
  • "How Far Away Is Mind-Machine Integration? Forget voice control or gesture recognition. Gadgets may soon link directly to our brains" Scientific American 10:49 AM
  • "Windows 8: Tepid Marketing -> Slow Sales" Tech.pinions 10:20 AM
  • "Geek Trivia: What is the 'real' reason Atari developed the original Pong?" TechRepublic 10:00 AM
  • "A Peek At TV's Future, Via Google Fiber" AllThingsD 9:55 AM
  • "Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 review" The Verge 10:11 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Heroes of Order and Chaos brings lane defense to iOS" iMore 8:45 PM
  • "Verizon updates FiOS Mobile iPad app, gives access to 75 streaming channels" SlashGear 8:45 PM
  • "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City hijacking Android and iOS on December 6th for $5" Engadget 8:42 PM
  • "Lumawake iPhone dock simulates the sunrise: The Lumawake iPhone dock is like a ray of sunshine. It wakes you up at just the right point in your sleep cycle." CNET News 4:30 PM
  • "Sparrow Gets iPhone 5 and Passbook Support" The Next Web 4:22 PM
  • "'Real Racing 2' Goes Widescreen For Apple's iPhone 5" RazorianFly 4:21 PM
  • "iFixit is now in French!" iFixit 3:16 PM
  • "Evernote Outlines Its Roadmap To 'Fix' And Improve Skitch 2.0 For Mac" TechCrunch 1:39 PM
  • "JBL OnBeat Micro is first Lightning dock for iPhone 5 and iPad" Crave @ CNET 12:10 PM
  • "5 Apps for an Effortless Thanksgiving Dinner" [Slideshow] Mashable 11:57 AM
  • "Will.i.am's iPhone accessories to 'turn smartphones into genius phones'" Telegraph 10:14 AM
  • "Confidence and a Check: Selling Back Your Apple Products with GoRoostr" PRNewswire 8:59 AM
  • "The Walking Dead Season One Reaches its Epic and Emotionally Charged Conclusion with the Fifth Episode of Telltale's Critically-Acclaimed Game Series" PRNewswire 8:59 AM
  • "TaskLab Brings iPhone Multi-Tool Case to Crowdfunding with Help of Former Apple Engineer" PRWeb 8:58 AM
  • "Big Fish's Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake, the Highly Anticipated PC and Mac Adventure Game Starring Lea Thompson, Available Today" Business Wire 8:58 AM
  • "AVG Updates Family Safety for iOS to Add Do Not Track" Business Wire 8:58 AM
  • "LoveThis Comes Out Of Beta With A Recommendations App Aimed At Non-Geeks" TechCrunch 8:53 AM
  • "Cozi Dinner Decider Takes The Guesswork Out Of Meal Planning, 365 Days A Year" App Advice 8:53 AM
  • "The KOLOS iPad Gaming Wheel Makes Games A Great Deal More Comfortable To Play [Video] Redmond Pie 8:36 AM
  • "Turn Your iPad Into the Foosball Table You Never Had Room For" Gizmodo 8:33 AM
  • "iPhone App for Philosophers" PEA Soup 8:23 AM
  • "More options for programming on iOS" TUAW 8:12 AM
  • "The Walking Dead Game Season Finale Trailer Out Now, Episode 5 Out for iOS and Mac Tomorrow" Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Experience Your Music The Vintage Way With Your iPad" prMac 9:38 AM
  • "Cocktails Made Easy App for the iPhone and iPad" prMac 9:38 AM
  • "JustKidsApps releases lite version of Heidi story collection for iPad" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "Speed Dial for Twitter Direct Messaging with app from Sugar Coded Apps" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "We knew that... 1.0 for iOS: Adventures in Italy" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Retro RTS for iOS: Tropical + Desert Stormfront" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Last Dash HD 1.0 for iOS – Monster Gorilla Freed: Help Him Escape City" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Free Christmas Advent Calendar iOS App for Christian Kids and Schools" prMac 7:50 AM
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  • "WaterField Unveils CitySlicker iPad Mini and iPad 4 Cases" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Starship Troopers Invasion: 'Mobile Infantry' Invades the App Store" prMac 7:49 AM
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  • "Loan Calculator - What If? v6.0 Released for iOS" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "International Calls Made Easy With PlusOne" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Interactive 3D Galaxy Wallpaper - Create Your Own Galaxy" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Gaming and Learning - Ancient Mystery by Think-Grow" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "ChizQuiz 1.0.0 released for iOS - Let's Study Chinese" prMac 7:49 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Mystery whistleblower could reap big award in HP accounting case" Reuters 8:25 PM
  • "Another Fine Mess for H-P" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:32 AM
  • "The HP Way, and How It Completely Screwed HP" Wired Magazine 1:24 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Needs New Strategy, Leadership" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:45 AM
  • "HP's Accounting Claims Are Seen as Cover for Bad Deals" Bloomberg 9:39 AM
  • "HP's Turkey Of A Deal Should Worry Its Bankers" Forbes 11:27 AM
  • "More than a dozen firms advised on HP-Autonomy deal, none found problems" Reuters 12:43 PM
  • "Some Question Numbers in H.P.'s Write-Down" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:23 PM
  • "Who's Responsible For HP's Massive Autonomy Write-Down?" CRN 10:35 AM
  • "HP's Explanation Still Makes No Sense" Bloomberg 1:50 PM
  • "Why Didn't H-P's CFO Know More About Autonomy?" [Video Report] WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:15 PM
  • "H-P Disappoints Beyond Autonomy Mess" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:22 PM
  • "Mike Lynch rebuffs HP's Autonomy accusations" V3 1:17 PM
  • "Lynch as Britain's Bill Gates Under Attack From HP" Bloomberg 9:40 AM
  • "Controversy follows ex-Autonomy chief" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:21 AM
  • "The Silicon Valley Legend Behind HP/Autonomy Deal" CNBC 9:40 AM
  • "FBI Reportedly Begin Probe Into HP/Autonomy Deal" Forbes 9:49 AM
  • "Autonomy Search Tech Viable For HP, Analyst Says" InformationWeek 11:32 AM
  • "H-P Selling Eases Even as Analysts Cut Price Targets" FOXBusiness 11:31 AM
  • "Oracle's Ellison Vindicated in Autonomy PR Flap by HP's $8.8 Billion Writedown" AllThingsD 3:40 PM
  • "Is HP The Market's New Falling Knife" Forbes 4:24 PM
  • "Microsoft-Motorola trial ends first phase, with judge to set fair royalty rate: The trial in Seattle could help establish a method for calculating the value of standards-essential patents" IDG News Service 11:38 AM
  • "Microsoft-Google FRAND trial concluded after six days of testimony" Foss Patents 11:00 AM
  • "Microsoft-Motorola patent row: Google wants $4 BEELLION a year" The Register 1:11 PM
  • "Microsoft Blunder Gives Pirates Free Copies Of Windows 8 Pro" Forbes 9:39 AM
  • "Ballmer's folly: Businesses will love Windows 8 touchscreens" InfoWorld 11:36 AM
  • "Microsoft accidentally gives pirates the keys to Windows 8" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:35 AM
  • "Microsoft gives away Windows 8 Pro to pirates by accident" ZDNet 1:34 PM
  • "Windows Phone 8: Despite Some Issues, an Excellent Mobile OS" Technology Review 1:02 PM
  • "Microsoft snaffles international research boss from academia" V3 1:17 PM
  • "Microsoft Reportedly Plans Stripped Down Xbox Set-Top Box To Compete With Apple TV, Roku" TechCrunch 12:59 PM
  • "Senate bill to allow warrantless government access to your online services" PCWorld 12:03 PM
  • "Otellini's exit is seismic issue for Intel" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:22 PM
  • "Analysis: Intel Inside - Looking inward for CEO may be best bet" Reuters 4:28 PM
  • "Leahy denies supporting warrantless email surveillance" TG Daily 1:05 PM
  • "New internet name objections filed by government panel: More than 250 'early' objections to proposed new internet address endings have been filed by a panel representing about 50 of the world's governments." BBC 10:14 AM
  • "Google attacks UN net conference: Google has warned that a forthcoming UN-organised conference threatens the 'free and open internet'." BBC 10:15 AM
  • "Google to UN: Internet FREEDOM IS FREE, and must remain so" The Register 1:11 PM
  • "Tech's New (Geographical) Frontier: 'Silicon Prairie'" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:44 AM
  • "Tablet Makers Set For Black Friday Boost" TheStreet 1:42 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Black Friday Statement" TheStreet 4:24 PM
  • "Disney CEO buys $1 million worth of Apple stock: Bob Iger, chief executive of Disney and a member of Apple's board of directors, recently purchased $1 million worth of shares in Apple, signaling he is bullish in the wake of the stock's recent losses." AppleInsider 10:42 AM
  • "Disney CEO and Apple Director Bob Iger Buys $1 Million of AAPL Stock" iClarified 12:11 PM
  • "Disney Chief Trades Company Stock For Another Investment In Apple" App Advice 12:11 PM
  • "A Major Buy Sign for 1 of the Best Apple Plays" The Motley Fool 8:43 PM
  • "Apple is Tiger Cub Philippe Laffont's Top Stock Pick" The Motley Fool 8:56 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Salesforce, Groupon gains highlight tech action" MarketWatch 4:25 PM
  • "U.S. stock indexes rise on Gaza cease-fire/Raymond James analyst: Year-end rally is near, or already here" MarketWatch 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks Head Higher; Cease-Fire Eyed" FOXBusiness 1:39 PM
  • "Stocks Rise Ahead of Turkey Day" TheStreet 4:25 PM
  • "S&P 500 Advances 4th Day After Middle East Cease-Fire" Bloomberg 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks close higher despite more Europe worries" CNNMoney 4:25 PM
  • "S&P Logs 4-Day Win Streak Ahead of Holiday" CNBC 4:25 PM
  • "S&P 500 ends higher for fourth session in light volume" Reuters 4:26 PM
  • "Stocks Close at Two-Week High" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:26 PM
  • "Stocks show signs of life, despite new European worries" CNNMoney 9:23 AM
  • "Oil firms rise in volatile U.K. session" MarketWatch 1:40 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Sharp rebound in Shanghai supports Asia markets" MarketWatch 9:27 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks shrug off Greek disappointment/Veolia Environnement gains as Johnson Matthey retreats" MarketWatch 1:40 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:48 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:49 PM
  • "5 Stocks Pushing The Technology Sector Higher" TheStreet 1:48 PM
  • "Why You Should Buy These 3 Semiconductor Stocks" The Motley Fool 9:55 AM

 
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