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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, November 24, 2012


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Weekend Highlights: Jury in the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finds the South Korean company must pay $539 million to Apple in damages—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; in other legal news, court documents reveal Apple did actually know "iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models" concerning touch disease; several articles at Triangle Business Journal cover Apple's close ties with Research Triangle Park, asking if area is actually ready for larger Apple presence, seeing possible revolution in area tech community with Apple's decision; Low End Mac warns of using SATA III drives in a Mac only equipped to handle SATA II; Jon Collins catches up with the creators of Mellel word processor for Mac; Apple blocks Steam app on iOS meaning you can no longer enjoy PC games on your iDevice, Killian Bell at Cult of Mac calls ban "silly".

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  • "Apple adds six Samsung products including Note II, S III mini and Galaxy Tab 2 to California lawsuit"  Foss Patents 8:33 AM
  • "Apple targets Galaxy Note 2, S3 Mini in latest court request: The Apple-Samsung patent war continues, as Apple answers Samsung's midweek, iPad and iPod court filing with some additional paperwork of its own." CNET News 6:35 PM
  • "Apple adds six Samsung products to Galaxy Nexus dispute" AppleInsider 6:48 PM
  • "Apple Adds A Bunch Of Other Devices In Lawsuit Against Samsung, Including Galaxy S III mini, Galaxy Note 10.1" Redmond Pie 12:11 PM
  • "Apple asks judge to add Galaxy Note II and other Samsung devices to latest suit" The Verge 4:45 PM
  • "Google loan patents received special treatment under Apple-HTC settlement" Foss Patents 9:26 PM
  • "Will iPad Mini Top Holiday Gift Lists Or Is Screen a Problem?" Associated Press 6:51 PM
  • "Will Apple's Rebound Continue Next Week?"  Forbes 4:40 PM
  • "Apple to make cheap iPhone by 2014, analyst says" Crave @ CNET 8:54 AM
  • "Apple headquarters not cleared for take-off" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 8:35 AM
  • "Will the future for Apple v. Google be decided in the iCloud?"  Computerworld 11/23
  • "Why Apple Has GOT to Fix Siri: Siri, Apple's voice-based virtual assistant is a mixed bag of good things and bad. And Siri faces an increasing competition in the market, especially from Google. I believe Siri is probably the single most important feature Apple offers for three future Apple devices. In fact, I think Apple is betting the entire company on Siri. And that's why they've got to fix it."  Cult of Mac 11/23
  • "Barclays buys 8,500 iPads in one of the biggest corporate tablet rollouts in the UK"  The Next Web 11/23
  • "Barclays Bank buys 8,500 iPads: Thought to be the largest roll out of any tablet in the UK financial sector" Macworld UK 11/23
  • "iPad Mini Proves Major For Apple Shares" Forbes 11/23
  • "AAPL: Lack of iPad mini Discounting Presages Strong Demand, Says Wells" Barron's 11/23
  • "Apple Must Provide Samsung With HTC Patent Settlement Details" PC Magazine 11/23
  • "Apple Has To Tell Samsung How Much Money It's Getting From HTC For Patents"  Business Insider 11/23
  • "Apple ordered to disclose patent settlement with HTC: Samsung's lawyers will get to see, but no one else." Ars Technica 11/23
  • "Google to Miami court: Apple is withholding iPhone 5, iPad mini source code" Foss Patents 11/23
  • "Samsung Wants iPad Mini Added to Apple Suit" AllThingsD 11/23
  • "Fake Apple invoices lead to Blackhole exploit kit that drains your bank account"  Sophos 11/23
  • "Cybercriminals use fake Apple iTunes invoices and IRS warnings to infect Windows users with malware" The Next Web 11/23
  • "iTunes through the ages: We look back at 12 years of iTunes releases." Ars Technica 11/23
  • "Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard install DVDs surface in Apple online store, available for $19.99" O'Grady's PowerPage 11/23
  • "Crosspost for Mac lets you simultaneously post to Facebook and Twitter, with a twist" The Next Web 11/23
  • "Set Mac To Shut Down Or Logout When Bluetooth Device In/Out Of Range" AddictiveTips 11/23
  • "Send and Receive Faxes With Your Mac" Mactuts+ 11/23
  • "One Mac App. 1,000 Hidden Features And Functions Unlocked Or Tweaked" BohemianBoomer 11/23
  • "The Perfect Mac App For Trigger Happy Audiophiles (it's a digital radio station cart machine)" NoodleMac 11/23
  • "The Simple Mac App Which Lets You Know When The Mac's Disk Is About To Go Belly Up" McSolo 11/23
  • "5 New Ways To Lock Your Mac's Screen For Added Security, Fun, And Coolness" Mac 360 11/23
  • "Imagine Free And Practical Writing On Your Mac Without Word, Pages, Or TextEdit" Mac 360 11/23
  • "What I Like About My Mac #79: The App That Lets Me Type Faster Than I Type" TeraTalks 11/23
  • "Give Your Mac A Gift That Keeps On Giving: 1-million HD Wallpaper Images" Mac 360 11/23
  • "Thoughts on Snow Leopard's return to the Apple Store"  AppleTell 11:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "Ondesoft announces new version of Ondesoft Screen Capture for Mac" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Borderlands 2 now available on Mac" TUAW 11/23
  • "OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 2.0" TidBITS 11/23
  • "Developer lays waste to pixelated Twitter Mac app with Retina patch" 9 to 5 Mac 11/23
  • "Mac Games: Call of Duty Black Ops 1.16 enables DLC Bundle upgrading" FairerPlatform 11/23
  • "Dropcam adds splitscreen support to iPad app" TUAW 11/23
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's iPad powers Black Friday mobile shopping bonanza (Infographic)" VentureBeat 4:40 PM
  • "The 'subversive adult Disneyland' where iPods track your every move" The Register 6:49 PM
  • "How To Use AppleCare: Drop The F-Bomb" Forbes 8:55 AM
  • "Droidfooding: After Years Of Giving Employees iPhones, Posters At Facebook HQ Beg Them To Test Android" TechCrunch 4:45 PM
  • " launching new iPhone accessories to turn your smartphone into a genius phone" iMore 8:43 AM
  • "Bogus Apps in App Store Promise Live Wallpapers, Deliver Crap & Demands For Refunds" iSource 4:40 PM
  • "Munster: Apple Will Launch A Cheap iPhone In Two Years" Business Insider 11/23
  • "Cumulative Mobile App Revenues Set to Exceed $30 Billion by End-2012, Says ABI Research" Business Wire 11/23
  • "Kids Want an iPad More than a WiiU for Christmas" Forbes 11/23
  • "Microsoft Xbox TV to compete with Apple: A low-cost alternative to the Xbox console is being planned by Microsoft for casual gaming and access to TV and entertainment services." Telegraph 11/23
  • " kicks off tech line with clip-on iPhone camera" Crave @ CNET 11/23
  • " promises to turn your iPhone into a 14-megapixel 'genius-phone'" Engadget 11/23
  • " Wants to Turn your iPhone into a 14-megapixel 'Genius Phone'" LAPTOP Magazine 11/23
  • "How to jump Apple's customer service queue: swear" Macworld UK 11/23
  • "Just bought an Apple product? Need support Now? Drop an F-Bomb" The Register 11/23
  • "Woz on Microsoft: Whoa! They really changed things drastically. Whoa!" The Register 11/23
  • "The unusual world of Mac prototypes" Macworld 11/23
  • "Behold, Some of the First Apple Computer Photos Ever" Techland 11/23
Non-Apple News
  • "Pigeon Defeats U.K. Code Breakers" [Paid Membership Required] 11/23
  • "IBM insider: How I caught my wife while bug-hunting on OS/2" The Register 11/23
  • "Man strives to shatter Call of Duty world record: Plays for five days straight" Register Hardware 11/23
  • "Fancy a phone equipped with radar? Radar could start appearing in a far wider range of devices, including cellphones, thanks to the invention of a fingernail-sized chip package costing just over a dollar." TG Daily 11/23
  • "John McAfee takes to Twitter" Salon 11/23
  • "Calxeda hires former Cisco exec as COO" EE Times 11/23
  • "Time-lapse code wins Raspberry Pi contest" BBC 11/23
  • "Google competitor DuckDuckGo says it's getting shut out" Reuters 11/23
  • "Google Shopping Becomes More Amazon-Like" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/23
  • "Fighting Sandy debris-removal crooks: There's an app for that" Reuters 11/23
  • "Toluna QuickSurveys: Fewer than two in five PC Owners plan to update to Windows 8" Business Wire 11/23
  • "5by5 | The Critical Path #64: Mano a Mano" asymco 4:40 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets columnist Ted Landau, usability expert Jakob Nielsen, and Laptop magazine's Avram Piltch this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 11/23
  • "YML Interview with Ken Segall on Skeuomorphism" Your Mac Life 11/23
  • "The majority of iPad mini screens are made by LG Display, not Samsung" iDownload Blog 12:11 PM
  • "Increased supply means iPhone 5 for Christmas is possible" Macworld UK 11/23
  • "Apple Reportedly Changes Battery Suppliers As Samsung Walks" TechCrunch 11/23
  • "Apple picks new battery supplier, drops Samsung" iDownload Blog 11/23
  • "Apple Reportedly Changes Battery Suppliers As Samsung Walks" TechCrunch 11/23
  • "Samsung no longer proViding batteries for MacBook and iPad" TechDeville 11/23
  • "Apple's fourth generation Ipad with 4G gets a discount as it arrives in the UK" The Inquirer 11/23
  • "LG Display still supplies most panels for iPad mini, say sources" DigiTimes 11/23
  • "Apple Working On Ways To Control Reflections In LDC Devices" MacNews 11/23
  • "Apple Patent Is For Dynamic, Location-Based Signage" MacNews 11/23
  • "Apple Files 'Custom Stores' Patent" MacNews 11/23
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Texting fails for just one person" Macworld 11/23
  • "Beware of installing MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0" ZDNet 11/23
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "The Fluffies For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:55 AM
  • "Block Towers For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:55 AM
  • "Mortal Skies 2 For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:55 AM
  • "MacMall Cyber Monday 2012 Sale has Launched: The MacMall Cyber Monday Sale has already started with up to $649 off and more than 600 deals on Macs, Tablets, accessories and more." I4U News 6:50 PM
  • "Get Organized for the holidays - TopXNotes Black Friday Weekend Sale" prMac 11:50 AM
  • "Remoter VNC -Remote Desktop For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 11/23
  • "Railroad Story HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 11/23
  • "Mafia vs Police Pro For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 11/23
  • "Best Apple Black Friday Deal: 20% off everything in iTunes" ZDNet 11/23
  • "Apple discounts iPads, Mac laptops 8%-10% for 'Black Friday': Leaves out iPad Mini from one-day sale" Computerworld 11/23
  • "Apple Black Friday Deals Include iPad, iPod, MacBook Discounts" PC Magazine 11/23
  • "Black Friday: Unusual Apple Deals/Apple rarely discounts its products, but Black Friday is the one day of the year you can save some green on a new iPad Mini, iPhone, or Mac computer." InformationWeek 11/23
  • "Apple unveils discounts on iPads, Macs, more" Macworld 11/23
  • "iPad Retina Display, MacBooks Part of Apple Black Friday Sale" eWeek 11/23
  • "Apple Store Black Friday sale for 2012, $101 off MacBooks Pros, Airs, iMacs, $61 off iPads, iPods" MacPrices 11/23
  • "Apple's Black Friday Sale Goes Live" Mashable 11/23
  • "Here Are Apple's Black Friday Price Cuts For iPads, iPods, And MacBooks" Business Insider 11/23
  • "Apple offers Black Friday discounts on iPad 4 and MacBook, but not iPhone or iPad mini" Beatweek Magazine 11/23
  • "Happy Black Friday: Apple Product Sales Are In Full Flow" AppleBitch 11/23
  • "Grab Cheap iPod, PC With Amazon Black Friday Lightning Deals" PC Magazine 11/23
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/23
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/23
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 11/23
  • "Readdle, Shape Services and more slash prices on their apps for Black Friday" TUAW 11/23
  • "Black Friday Deals on iPhone and iPad Apps" Best App Site 11/23
  • "iPad Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2012 Sales Guides" PadGadget 11/23
  • "40% Off BearExtender Mini USB WiFi Booster for Macs" BearExtender 11/23
  • "Black Friday: Mac and iOS developers slash prices on popular apps" AppleInsider 11/23
  • "Black Friday – Best deals on iOS app & games" 9 to 5 Mac 11/23
  • "Black Friday Deals on peripherals and accessories" 9 to 5 Mac 11/23
  • "Cyber Monday Repair Specials" iFixit 11/23
  • "Intego Black Friday Deal: 30% Off!" Intego 11/23
  • "Black Friday iPhone and iPad Case Deals Started by" PRWeb 11/23
  • "It's Black Friday...And The iStack Mac Bundle Is Back! [Deals] Cult of Mac 11/23
  • "Black Friday Sales - iPads, iPods, iCade, Cheap iTunes Credit and More" Touch Arcade 11/23
  • "More iHome Black Friday Deals, save up to 50%" FairerPlatform 11/23
  • "Don't Miss This: Steam's 3-Day Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!" RazorianFly 11/23
  • "Apple Launches International Black Friday Sales" MacRumors 11/22
  • "Apple's Black Friday Sale Now Live in Australia, New Zealand" MacStories 11/22
  • "Best Buy Posts Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2012 Sales for iPads, Macs and iPods" MacRumors 11/22
  • "Best Buy: $60 off all new iPads, $100 iTunes gift card, only $80" 9 to 5 Mac 11/22
  • "Amazon drops prices on MacBook Airs and 13-inch MacBook Pros ahead of Black Friday [u] AppleInsider 11/22
  • "OS X and iOS Black Friday deals for the artistically inclined" AppleTell 11/22
  • "'s 60 Hour Sale: MacBook Pro roundup" MacNN 11/22
  • "Black Friday/Special Promotion: -33% on all our software for Mac (download versions) valid until November 25, 2012 included" TRI-EDRE 11/22
  • "Black Friday 2012: Save now 50%" equinux 11/22
  • "Black Friday: -50 % off on Aquafadas software/Starting on Friday, november 23rd" Aquafadas 11/22
  • "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 11/21
  • "MacMall launches Black Friday Sale on Macs & iPads, AI readers get lowest prices anywhere" AppleInsider 11/21
  • "UNIEA's 2012 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale Is On! Get 40% your entire order, plus $7.95 flat rate shipping worldwide!" UNIEA 11/21
  • "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 11/21
  • "Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPhone and iPad Educational Apps on Sale" 148Apps 11/21
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 65 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 11/21
  • "Black Friday Arrives Early: The Mac Utility Bundle Featuring Parallels 8 for 75% Off" Cult of Mac 11/21
  • "Black Friday Mac: Get Roxio Toast for $69.99" FairerPlatform 11/21
  • "Black Friday Mac & iOS deals, Amazon Mobile, Street Fighter X Tekken, HSN Holiday Gift Store,, more" 9 to 5 Mac 11/21

  • "Jawbone's Up and Fitbit's One: Which tiny fitness gadget is best? (review)" VentureBeat 4:40 PM
  • "CableJive dockBoss Air Review: If you own some of the older audio docks meant to be used with the iPhone 4s and earlier but you've upgraded to the new iPhone 5, fear not! Your old docks are not useless relics. The CableJive dockBoss Air slips over any male 30-pin connector and turns that audio device into a Bluetooth speaker." Run Around Tech 11:55 AM
  • "Boombot2 portable wireless speaker review" AppleTell 4:40 PM
  • "Apple iPod Touch (fifth generation) review: The Touch is thinner than the iPhone 5, with good looks and a long battery life. So what's the catch?" Computeract!ve 11/23
  • "My Week With The iPhone 5: The First Of ~104?" ReadWrite 11/23
  • "iPhone 5 vs. Droid DNA: Which phone should you get?" iMore 11/23
  • "iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3: When Good Is Not Good Enough" AutooMobile 11/23
  • "Review: HyperJuice 2 External MacBook and iPad Battery MBP2-100" 9 to 5 Mac 11/23
  • "olloclip for iPhone 5: Review and giveaway of the 3-in-one photo lens" TUAW 11/23
  • "iPad mini vs. Kindle Paperwhite" Kirkville 11/23
  • "Pure.Gear Utilitarian Smartphone Support System for iPhone 5 Review" Run Around Tech 11/23
  • "Review: Macally Power Outlet & Dual USB Charger with Phone Cradle" Beatweek Magazine 11/23
  • "Review: Monster Gratitude In-Ear Headphones inspired by Earth, Wind, & Fire" Beatweek Magazine 11/23
  • "Wired's Top 3 Earphones" Wired 11/23
  • "Griffin KaZoo for iPhone 5 review/Smother your iPhone 5 in an elephant: that'll certainly protect it well" Macworld UK 11/23
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "My favorite free iOS apps" AppleTell 8:05 PM
  • "Turn your lead foot into a green one with these apps and tips for better driving" Digital Trends 6:07 PM
  • "Review: EventiCal - The Fun and Creative Social Calendar" MacTrast 5:06 PM
  • "Having a Beer With a Smartphone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:03 AM
  • "iOS App Review: Readability provides convenience for mobile reading" Macworld 11/23
  • "Squrl for iOS review, Apple and HTC forced to provide Samsung the settlement details, iTunes 11 inbound" iPhone Buzz 11/23
  • "20 Best iPhone and iPad apps this week: Rolling Stones, HERE Maps, Night Zookeeper, My London Story,, Todoist, Magic Town Stories and more" The Guardian 11/23
  • "[S]edition Art on the iPhone and in the Classroom" eXtensions 11/23
  • "Rebuild for iPad and iPhone review: Rebuild civilisation in a post zombie world, preferably without cannibalism" Macworld UK 11/23
  • "Play, Don't Stay, In Bad Hotel [Review] Cult of Mac 11/23
  • "iPhone photography: how to use Intentional Camera Movement to your advantage" iDownload Blog 8:44 AM
  • "Don't Pass this up: Getting your business on Apple's Passbook, DIY style" The Next Web 8:29 AM
  • "How To Download Any Streaming Video On iPhone For Offline Viewing" AddictiveTips 8:54 AM
  • "How To Get The Popular Android MIUI Weather Widgets On Your iPhone's Home Screen" Redmond Pie 9:23 AM
  • "The complete list of things to say to Siri in the UK" Macworld UK 11/23
  • "Going For 'Pretty First' Is Wrong: A Designer's Take On App Development" TechCrunch 4:45 PM
  • "Apple's patent pact with HTC auto-terminates if either party is bought" iDownload Blog 4:41 PM
  • "iMore Editors' Choice for November 24, 2012" iMore 4:40 PM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Unshocking deals!" Macworld [Insider Content] 4:40 PM
  • "Concept: how Jony Ive should redesign iOS alerts" iDownload Blog 4:39 PM
  • "New Voices: Apple's lawsuit win could stifle other companies' innovations" Orlando Sentinel [Free Registration Required] 11/23
  • "Apple To Reportedly Release An Unsubsidized $200 iPhone In 2014" Redmond Pie 11/23
  • "Apple TV: The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of" TheStreet 11/23
  • "How Apple Retail Stores Reduce the Stress of Shopping" MacTrast 11/23
  • "iPad Mini ruins Retina chic: The iPad Mini can make you think unpleasant thoughts about your Retina iPad." CNET News 11/23
  • "iPad mini + [insert non-iPhone here] = a potent combo Forums" The Verge 11/23
  • "The Macalope Daily: Maybe it's not for you" Macworld [Insider Content] 11/23
  • "Former Apple engineer: Everything Apple does involving the Internet is a mess" BGR 11/23
  • "Is Apple's Black Friday Sale Really a Bargain?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 11/23
  • "CNBC Caught The Ultimate Black Friday Juxtaposition" CNBC 11/23
  • "Apple's Uninspiring Black Friday Deals" TheStreet 11/23
  • "The Dirty Little Secret Of Apple's Black Friday Sale" Forbes 11/23
  • "Buying Twitter might help Apple figure out how the internet works"  GigaOM 11/23
  • "Apple's top 5 mishaps in 2012: Apple's had its own share of turkeys this year" CIO 11/23
  • "Is Apple's Shine Wearing Off? A Look At A Few Things Apple Does Not Do Well" Mac 360 11/23
  • "Apple vs. Samsung vs. Everyone Else: It's The Fight For Second Place" PixoBebo 11/23
  • "Microsoft's Golden Moments" Rixstep 8:06 PM
  • "How much Facebook is too much Facebook? A Spotify vs. Rdio debate" Ars Technica 12:12 PM
  • "Why HTML5 provided more tricks than treats in 2012" VentureBeat 11:54 AM
  • "What is going on with the Nexus 4? – Opinion" Coolsmartphone 10:11 AM
  • "Netflix Is Bluffing And It Will Be Their Downfall" TechCrunch 10:08 AM
  • "Won't Someone Think Of The Poor Networks With All This Demand For Mobile Data?" Forbes 8:55 AM
  • "What Will Google Learn From the Nexus 4 Debacle?" The Motley Fool 11/23
  • "Linux Mint 14 Nadia: So what's new and noteworthy?" ZDNet 11/23
  • "The Wii U's Messy Online Debut: What to Expect if You Just Bought One" Techland 11/23
  • "Samsung Google Nexus 10 tablet review" The Register 11/23
  • "Google Nexus 4: Not many reasons to give thanks" ZDNet 11/23
  • "How To Enable 4G LTE On The Google Nexus 4" TechCrunch 11/23
  • "Tech gear to avoid this Christmas" USA Today 11/23
  • "Can you help solve the World War II code - found on the leg of a dead pigeon - that has flummoxed the 21st century codebreakers at GCHQ?" The Independent 11/23
  • "How to avoid shopping fraud on Cyber Monday" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 11/23
  • "Cyber Monday 2012: Deals to look out for" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11/23
  • "Top 10 Black Friday IT bargains from history" V3 11/23
  • "The best Black Friday tech deals for PC gear" [Slideshow] PCWorld 11/23
  • "10 Awesome Black Friday Deals for 2012" PC Magazine 11/23
  • "8 Essential Black Friday Apps: Braving the Black Friday crowds? Don't even think of leaving the house without these applications on your smartphone." InformationWeek 11/23
  • "Sony at greater risk than Panasonic in electronics downturn" Reuters 11/23
  • "Back to cellphone basics: Buying a non-smartphone" CNET News 11/23
  • "Intel Dumps CEO Two Years Too Late" Forbes 11/23
  • "Can Nvidia Overcome Wall Street's Doubt?" Forbes 11/23
  • "Is Sony Gaining Momentum in Smartphones?" WSJ Blogs 11/23
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "This iPad Case Was Made for Music Lovers [Video] Mashable 10:13 AM
  • "Minecraft creations meet the real world through augmented reality iOS app — European technology news" GigaOM 8:54 AM
  • "iMashup For iOS Lets You Create Amazing Musical Mashups In Minutes" Redmond Pie 8:43 AM
  • "Find That Flag 1.0 for iOS 0 Sponsored by FreeAppMagic" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "Marvel Apps release Tapestry Twist 1.0 for iOS - New Word Sudoku Game" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Fun and Addictive New App Smart Aliens Takes Hangman into Outer Space" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Fresh Touch Media Launches Three of its Electronic Music Apps on iPad" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Challenge Your Senses with the Unique Game of Senses for iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Cause & Effect 1.0 for iPad - Adventure game that plays out like a movie" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "CatchPlus Users Can Now Put Themselves in the Game, Via Facebook" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Bob Lutz writes Foreword: AUTOMANIA, enhanced iBook re: auto history" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "ArtStudio for iPhone - New Interface, New Engine, Lots of New Features" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Amazing Nature Flashcards App from Kodee's Canoe" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Ski Tracker Hits the Slopes Just In Time" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "It's time to give Your Calculator a Makeover" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Boldly Go Where No App Has Gone Before This Holiday Season With Shatoetry" App Advice 8:35 AM
  • "Markdown Support And Other Features Come To Rich-Text Word Processing App Textilus" App Advice 8:35 AM
  • "Glif now available for iPhone 5" TUAW 11/23
  • "Convert your iPad into a foosball table and relive the dot-com days" The Register 11/23
  • "The Week in iOS Apps: Holiday! Celebrate!" Macworld 11/23
  • "Studio Neat announces new Glif and Glif+ for iPhone 5" eXtensions 11/23
  • "ThinkGeek Slashing The Prices On Many Of The Most Popular iOS Gaming Accessories" App Advice 11/23
  • "The Glif For iPhone 5 Now Available" MacStories 11/23
  • "Go Desk For iPhone Brings Live Interactive, Animated And Panoramic Wallpapers To iOS Home Screen" Redmond Pie 11/23
  • "Walt Disney World Main Street Windows App for iPhone Updated to 2.0" prMac 11/23
  • "Walt Disney World 4.0 iPhone App Update Includes Valuable In-Park Tools" prMac 11/23
  • "Groove 2 Music Player for iOS - Black Friday Sale" prMac 11/23
  • "A Christmas Carol by Secret Attic for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 11/23
  • "ABBYY CopyTranslate Quickly Translates Text within Any App on iPhone" prMac 11/23
  • "Algoriddim Unleashes New vjay App for iPhone and new iPod touch" prMac 11/23
  • "Fingers Poker - a never seen match-3 poker game" prMac 11/23
  • "Foword for iOS Makes News Reading Fun and Easy by Keyword Filtering" prMac 11/23
  • "Multiplayer Mobile Game Shadowgun: DeadZone Available On iOS and Android" prMac 11/23
  • "New iPad Acrylic Promotional Display Stand from newMacgadgets" prMac 11/23
  • "Cheeky Fun 1.0 for iOS - Make cheeky innuendo stories about friends" prMac 11/23
  • "Black Friday Weekend 1/2 Off for Life Altering iOS Life Inventory Apps" prMac 11/23
  • "The Xmas App - Bring the Christmas Spirit to your iPhone" prMac 11/23
  • "Softpress Announces Holiday Sale - 50% off Freeway Express and Exhibeo" prMac 11/23
  • "New App Allows Riddles of the Ancients to be Solved on the Phone" prMac 11/23
Computer Industry
  • "With new direction, AMD has 'fighting chance,' analysts say" Austin American-Statesman [Free Registration Required] 9:15 AM
  • "Microsoft's Long And Winding Road To Becoming Kind Of Cool" TechCrunch 8:29 AM
  • "Windows 8 Is Too Much, Too Soon for Many Users: As advanced as this OS is, I predict sales will be soft, at least for a while, like sales of Windows smartphones. Early adopters will love it, but this is too much of a change for the average user to deal with quickly. I think Microsoft worries more about investors than customers, and this is finally coming around and biting the company in the rear end." E-Commerce Times 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft's big Windows 8 secret? It's actually about advertising." The Next Web 8:30 AM
  • "Top 10 feature demands for 2013 Windows 8.1 update" iTWire 9:14 AM
  • "As Microsoft sits mum on the 7.8 update to Windows Phone, its community itches for fresh information" The Next Web 12:11 PM
  • "Microsoft is developing its own augmented reality headset" AFP 9:14 AM
  • "HP's Autonomy deal highlights pattern of bad ideas" Associated Press 9:15 AM
  • "HP's Autonomy Hassles: Tech Weekly Recap" TheStreet 8:37 AM
  • "Intel: Building on Otellini's Legacy" Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:17 AM
  • "Intel's Two-Pronged Evolution: Intel's new Itanium 9500 and Xeon Phi coprocessors are impressive, evolutionary steps for the company and myriad current customers. However, the new processors also cast considerable light on how Intel will succeed in developing and delivering innovative solutions for core existing and emerging new markets." TechNewsWorld 9:16 AM
  • "The new business model: Competing with partners! Suddenly, the only way to succeed in the mobile space is to violate the old code of the ecosystem" Computerworld 9:13 AM
  • "H-P: Can this company be saved?Commentary: Starting from scratch with a new board might help" MarketWatch 11/23
  • "H-P's Autonomy Buy: A Blame Game" Zacks 11/23
  • "Autonomy Founder Defends Sales Practices Amid HP Claims" Bloomberg 11/23
  • "Autonomy Founder Lynch Blames Accounting Standards in HP Flap" AllThingsD 11/23
  • "Autonomy founder says HP allegations don't add up" Reuters 11/23
  • "Lynch Fights Back in HP Accounting Firestorm" [Video Report] Bloomberg 11/23
  • "CEO Gaffe of the Week: Hewlett Packard, Once Again" The Motley Fool 11/23
  • "HP says does not sell products to Syria" Reuters 11/23
  • "Windows 8: A soaraway Kinect? Or is it Red Ink Friday for Microsoft? Can Windows 8 and Windows RT slabs bring the Kinect effect to Microsoft?" The Register 11/23
  • "Is Microsoft building an Apple TV competitor?" GigaOM [Free Registration Required] 11/23
  • "Microsoft files patent for augmented reality smart glasses" BBC 11/23
  • "Want a sneak peek at the next Xbox? Look at the Xbox 360.: Microsoft keeps adding reasons to turn on the Xbox 360. Do these new features actually lay the groundwork for the next Xbox?" Christian Science Monitor 11/23
  • "Microsoft Offers Xbox, Surface Bundles for Black Friday" PC Magazine 11/23
  • "Lenovo set for Chinese smartphone crown in 2013" The Register 11/23
  • "Lenovo Black Friday 2012 deals launched on Android tablets, Windows 8 desktops and laptops" ZDNet 11/23
  • "IBM recasts Power 775 Blue Waters super as big data muncher" The Register 11/23
  • "CSCO Ex-Dividend Reminder - 11/27/12" Forbes 11/23
  • "IBM warns mainframe shops of 2013 price hike: 10 per cent jump coming next July for flat-priced wares" The Register 11/23
  • "How IBM Is Watching How You Shop Online" AllThingsD 11/23
  • "Intel: EMC's Gelsinger or Moto's Jha Would be Decent CEO Picks, Says Argus" Barron's 11/23
  • "AMD's HD GPU for Nintendo's Wii U" Zacks 11/23
  • "Security Guru Pledges to Strengthen Critical Computers: Computer-security researcher Eugene Kaspersky says he is testing control software that won't run malicious code." Technology Review 11/23
  • "3 Reasons Why PC Demand Can Get Weaker Still" Forbes 11/23
  • "SAP Mulls China Listing, Hewlett-Packard Accusations Doubted: Tech Biz Report" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 11/23
  • "Britney Spears, Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber among Hollywood stars getting in bed with Silicon Valley" Silicon Valley 11/23
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "A History of Ridiculously Big Companies: Congratulations, Apple! You've got the largest market cap in history!" The Motley Fool 9:01 PM
  • "Obama Consults Tim Cook, Hewlett-Packard Embroiled in Fraud Scandal: Weekly Market Recap" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 10:11 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: RIM surges as H-P, Dell lead strong tech gains" MarketWatch 11/23
  • "U.S. stocks rally to strong weekly gains: Shoppers hit the stores to take advantage of Black Friday sales" MarketWatch 11/23
  • "Stocks Close Up Over 1% on Tech Strength" CNBC 11/23
  • "Dow back above 13,000" CNNMoney 11/23
  • "Stocks Rally; Dow Reclaims 13,000" TheStreet 11/23
  • "DJIA Climbs Back Above 13000" [Paid Membership Required] 11/23
  • "S&P 500 Poised for Best Week Since June Amid Black Friday" Bloomberg 11/23
  • "U.S. stock futures rise; retail sector in focus: German Ifo business survey better than expected" MarketWatch 11/23
  • "Asia Markets: Most Asia stocks rise, posting solid weekly gains" MarketWatch 11/23
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks take a cue from higher Wall Street/Supermarket shares weighed after downgrade" MarketWatch 11/23
  • "Global shares, euro fly on Greek deal hopes, German data" Reuters 11/23
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 10 a.m." Associated Press 11/23
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 11/23

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