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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, November 25, 2012
 

 

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Weekend Highlights: Analyst Sramana Mitra enjoys how Tim Cook is putting his own "stamp on Apple" that is "quite different from the company that Steve Jobs ran"; and Chris Maxcer at TechNewsWorld is a bit flummoxed by Cook's calling IBM a "kindred spirit" to Apple; Quentin Fottrell quotes Morningstar analyst who believes the days of a $300 billion device are over, that Apple will not have another blockbuster like iPhone anytime soon; Denise Cote, the controversial judge who presided over Apple's antitrust ebook suit, "is troubled" with "clause requiring Apple to pay only $70 million if an appeals court reversed her finding"—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; and after a TV report in China, one Chinese iPhone user files lawsuit against Apple for privacy invasion; OS X Yosemite beta went live on Thursday, and if you are experiencing bugs, MacIssues has some help, TG Daily on how you can download the beta, Macworld lists 13 things you want to know about the beta, and hit our OS X section on yesterday's page for more; MacTrast tackles "how to move your iTunes library to an external drive"; analyst saying Apple investment in things like product development is an indication of coming revenue explosion; ZDNet's Violet Blue commemorates "the Apple backdoor that wasn't", i.e., the big news earlier in the week that Apple intentionally left backdoors in iOS; don't watch this video if you're squeamish seeing iPhone 5s getting run over by train; Intel prepping a Core M chip slated for notebooks and tablets; Macworld has an article to help you decide which Mac fits your needs.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Early Promotions Drive Record Online Sales for Thanksgiving, Fuels Black Friday Retail Surge, Reports IBM: Mobile Commerce Exceeds 16 Percent of Online Sales, led by the iPad" ["The iPad generated more traffic than any other tablet or smartphone, reaching nearly 10 percent of online shopping. This was followed by iPhone at 8.7 percent and Android 5.5 percent. The iPad dominated tablet traffic at 88.3 percent followed by the Barnes and Noble Nook at 3.1 percent, Amazon Kindle at 2.4 percent and the Samsung Galaxy at 1.8 percent."] PRNewswire 8:26 AM
  • "Apple's iPad led Thanksgiving and Black Friday online buying" Fortune 8:26 AM
  • "iPad and iPhone dominate Black Friday online shopping: IBM found that 24 percent of online shoppers used mobile devices, compared to 14.3 percent in 2011. The iPad was used by 88.3 percent of tablet shoppers." CNET News 12:05 PM
  • "We're Holiday Shopping Online With iPads, Um, for iPads" AllThingsD 12:09 PM
  • "Is the iPad Changing the Way We Shop? Or Is the Way We Shop Changing How We Use the iPad?"  Forbes 12:06 PM
  • "What would Apple have to do to ruin your relationship? Your relationship with a brand isn't entirely dissimilar to your relationship with a lover. What might make a committed Apple user leave the brand?" CNET News 5:16 PM
  • "Facebook's Internal Android Campaign Illustrates iPhone's Strength With Innovators"  Forbes 8:21 AM
  • "Facebook uses posters to push employees to switch to Android: The apparently aim of the campaign is to improve the Facebook experience on smartphone platform with the largest marketshare." CNET News 8:53 PM
  • "Samsung attacking Apple's screen-to-speech functionality with German patent" Foss Patents 9:10 AM
  • "Apple widens scope of Samsung patent lawsuit" Bloomberg 12:09 PM
  • "Apple And Samsung Add Every Device But The Kitchen Sink To Their Patent Dispute" Seeking Alpha 8:25 AM
  • "Apple files to add six devices to next Samsung patent trial" Electronista 12:04 PM
  • "Tablets 'threatening to overtake laptops' says analyst" Crave @ CNET 8:21 AM
  • "Google, Apple, eBay shouldn't pay taxes - people should pay taxes" The Register 8:19 AM
  • "Apple adds six Samsung products including Note II, S III mini and Galaxy Tab 2 to California lawsuit"  Foss Patents 11/24
  • "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 11/24
  • "Apple adds six Samsung products to Galaxy Nexus dispute" AppleInsider 11/24
  • "Apple Adds A Bunch Of Other Devices In Lawsuit Against Samsung, Including Galaxy S III mini, Galaxy Note 10.1" Redmond Pie 11/24
  • "Apple asks judge to add Galaxy Note II and other Samsung devices to latest suit" The Verge 11/24
  • "Google loan patents received special treatment under Apple-HTC settlement" Foss Patents 11/24
  • "Will iPad Mini Top Holiday Gift Lists Or Is Screen a Problem?" Associated Press 11/24
  • "Will Apple's Rebound Continue Next Week?"  Forbes 11/24
  • "Apple to make cheap iPhone by 2014, analyst says" Crave @ CNET 11/24
  • "Apple headquarters not cleared for take-off" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 11/24
OS X
News
  • "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
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Gone Fission [Fission 2.1] YMP Now 7:02 PM
  • "Disk Maintenance, Repairing Permissions and a new version of SMARTReporter" eXtensions 7:35 AM
  • "Ask the Tunes Guy: iTunes Store authorization, library splitting, and more" Macworld 8:14 AM
  • "Batch Resize a Group of Pictures from the Command Line with sips" OS X Daily 5:19 PM
  • "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
Op/Ed
  • "Thoughts on Snow Leopard's return to the Apple Store"  AppleTell 11/24
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft Office Promo Code - Save on Office Mac Home and Student" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Lotus Asia Casino Has Launched Mac Version of Gaming Software" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Ondesoft announces new version of Ondesoft Screen Capture for Mac" prMac 11/24
  • "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
  • "Best Buy ratchets up the Apple sales with dedicated video vs. increased pricing competition" 9 to 5 Mac 7:24 PM
  • "Barclays Bank set to roll out 8,500 iPads to improve customer service experience" iMore 8:04 AM
  • "Backed Or Whacked: An NFC Reader And Writer For iOS That Developers Can Hack" TechCrunch 9:10 AM
  • "iPhone Is Killing Cameras" Tapscape 7:40 AM
  • "Apple's iPad powers Black Friday mobile shopping bonanza (Infographic)" VentureBeat 11/24
  • "The 'subversive adult Disneyland' where iPods track your every move" The Register 11/24
  • "How To Use AppleCare: Drop The F-Bomb" Forbes 11/24
  • "Droidfooding: After Years Of Giving Employees iPhones, Posters At Facebook HQ Beg Them To Test Android" TechCrunch 11/24
  • "Will.i.am launching new iPhone accessories to turn your smartphone into a genius phone" iMore 11/24
  • "Bogus Apps in App Store Promise Live Wallpapers, Deliver Crap & Demands For Refunds" iSource 11/24
  • "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
  • "Will.i.am kicks off tech line with clip-on iPhone camera" Crave @ CNET 11/23
  • "Will.i.am promises to turn your iPhone into a 14-megapixel 'genius-phone'" Engadget 11/23
  • "Will.i.am 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
  • "Google Nexus 4 Owners Complain Over Earpiece Defect [Video] Mashable 2:54 PM
  • "Why Mobile Phones Make Economies Grow Faster" Mashable 2:54 PM
  • "Pigeon Defeats U.K. Code Breakers" WSJ.com [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
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Talkcast 10pm ET: Thankful review, Cyber Monday preview" TUAW 8:06 PM
  • "iMore show. Jim Dalrymple. Tonight. 6pm PT / 9pm ET. Be here." iMore 8:06 PM
  • "5by5 | The Critical Path #64: Mano a Mano" asymco 11/24
  • "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
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Acquired 'Lightning' Trademark from Harley-Davidson" Patently Apple 11:48 AM
  • "Apple acquires use of Lightning trademark in Europe from Harley" CNET News 2:43 PM
  • "Apple Stops Using Samsung Batteries in the iPad and Macbooks" MobileMag 12:05 PM
  • "The majority of iPad mini screens are made by LG Display, not Samsung" iDownload Blog 11/24
  • "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
AppleCare/Helps
  • "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
  • "Skip the wait for an iPad mini, full lineup now shipping from Apple authorized resellers" AppleInsider 2:48 PM
  • "Cyber Monday deals for Apple products to be released soon" Examiner 12:05 PM
  • "All the Cyber Monday Deals: 2012" Gizmodo 8:18 AM
  • "Ending Soon! The Ultimate Xcode For iOS Apps Course [Deals] Cult of Mac 12:06 PM
  • "The Fluffies For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 11/24
  • "Block Towers For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 11/24
  • "Mortal Skies 2 For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 11/24
  • "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 11/24
  • "Get Organized for the holidays - TopXNotes Black Friday Weekend Sale" prMac 11/24
  • "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 iGearUnlimited.com" 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
  • "MacMall.com'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, Fab.com, more" 9 to 5 Mac 11/21

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Gadget review: Apple iPad Mini 8"" The Scotsman 12:04 PM
  • "iPad Mini Revew – Apple Hits a Solid Double, But Is It For Everyone?" Shelly Palmer 8:01 AM
  • "Griffin Slim Folio for iPad mini review" AppleTell 12:44 PM
  • "Hands-on with three X-Doria Apple iPhone 5 cases" ZDNet 8:44 PM
  • "Image gallery of three Apple iPhone 5 X-Doria cases" ZDNet 8:43 PM
  • "Speck PixelSkin HD iPhone 4/4S case review: Add a touch of class to your iPhone 4 or 4S with this superb case" Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "Jawbone's Up and Fitbit's One: Which tiny fitness gadget is best? (review)" VentureBeat 11/24
  • "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 11/24
  • "Boombot2 portable wireless speaker review" AppleTell 11/24
  • "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
  • "Review: Tasket - A Collaborative Tasks Manager" MacTrast 9:23 PM
  • "My favorite free iOS apps" AppleTell 11/24
  • "Turn your lead foot into a green one with these apps and tips for better driving" Digital Trends 11/24
  • "Review: EventiCal - The Fun and Creative Social Calendar" MacTrast 11/24
  • "Having a Beer With a Smartphone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/24
  • "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, Lili.fm, 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
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To Take Control Of Your Cellular Data" App Advice 2:44 PM
  • "How to sync your Google calendar with your iPad" USA Today 8:45 AM
  • "iPhone photography: how to use Intentional Camera Movement to your advantage" iDownload Blog 11/24
  • "Don't Pass this up: Getting your business on Apple's Passbook, DIY style" The Next Web 11/24
  • "How To Download Any Streaming Video On iPhone For Offline Viewing" AddictiveTips 11/24
  • "How To Get The Popular Android MIUI Weather Widgets On Your iPhone's Home Screen" Redmond Pie 11/24
Tips
  • "iPhone: Edit 'Reply to Call' Messages" Tech-Recipes 5:20 PM
  • "The complete list of things to say to Siri in the UK" Macworld UK 11/23
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iPad Mini For the Cockpit" AVweb 8:44 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 6:55 PM
  • "Apple Throws a Tantrum After Being Ordered to Tell Samsung Their HTC Secrets" The Atlantic Wire 6:20 PM
  • "My Black Friday Apology to Apple" ZDNet 5:17 PM
  • "Editor's desk: Debugged, Ad hoc'ed, and inspired" iMore 5:17 PM
  • "Apple, Intel, and Microsoft: Price Drops to Be Thankful For" The Motley Fool 2:54 PM
  • "The Release Windows Archaism/Television and media industry are stuck in a wasteful rear-guard fight for the preservation of an analog era relic: the Release Windows system. Designed to avoid destructive competition among media, it ends up boosting piracy while frustrating honest viewers willing to pay. A couple of months ago, I purchased the first season of the TV series Homeland from the iTunes Store." Monday Note 2:50 PM
  • "Retina Display on the iPad Mini: What It Would Take"  PC Magazine 5:19 PM
  • "Why The iPad Mini Might Not Get A Retina Display Next Year"  Business Insider 2:48 PM
  • "Why Passbook could join Ping in the Apple graveyard"  GigaOM 2:44 PM
  • "Facebook Begging Employees to Switch From iPhones to Android" TechnoBuffalo 5:03 PM
  • "Facebook Asks Staffers to Dump Their iPhones and Use Android" Techland 11:56 AM
  • "Nokia Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5: Why Nokia Is Better" Autoomobile 8:46 AM
  • "Going For 'Pretty First' Is Wrong: A Designer's Take On App Development" TechCrunch 11/24
  • "Apple's patent pact with HTC auto-terminates if either party is bought" iDownload Blog 11/24
  • "iMore Editors' Choice for November 24, 2012" iMore 11/24
  • "The Macalope Daily: Unshocking deals!" Macworld [Insider Content] 11/24
  • "Concept: how Jony Ive should redesign iOS alerts" iDownload Blog 11/24
  • "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
Non-Apple
  • "BitTorrent's Matt Mason On Rethinking The Music Industry Business Model: 'The Hustle Is Changing'" TechCrunch 5:54 PM
  • "What's The Best Non-iPod/Non-Apple MP3/Media Player?" Forbes 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft's Golden Moments" Rixstep 11/24
  • "How much Facebook is too much Facebook? A Spotify vs. Rdio debate" Ars Technica 11/24
  • "Why HTML5 provided more tricks than treats in 2012" VentureBeat 11/24
  • "What is going on with the Nexus 4? – Opinion" Coolsmartphone 11/24
  • "Netflix Is Bluffing And It Will Be Their Downfall" TechCrunch 11/24
  • "Won't Someone Think Of The Poor Networks With All This Demand For Mobile Data?" Forbes 11/24
  • "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
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Pocket-Sized Virtual Keyboard Projects Onto Any Surface [Video] Mashable 5:17 PM
  • "Minecraft Reality App Released for iOS" iClarified 2:48 PM
  • "Control Your Colorful Pantone Kitchen Appliances With Your Smartphone [Video] Mashable 12:05 PM
  • "Webr 2.0 Brings Additional Themes And Other Powerful Features, Lets You Easily Create Websites In Minutes Using iPhone" Redmond Pie 9:10 AM
  • "iPhone 5 iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak Solutions Launched, Pick Your Poison (Literally)" Autoomobile 8:17 AM
  • "iSpy: Accessories to go with the newest iPhone" Anniston Star 8:12 AM
  • "The Third-party Lightning to 30-pin Adapter vs Apple Official Luxurious Accessories" PRWeb 8:12 AM
  • "iPediatric - the pediatrician's office for iPhone" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Download FairyTale City for iPod touch, iPhone, iPad and Android devices" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Slash the Deficit now available on Apple App Store" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Free Rockstar Dress Up Game hits Apple App Store" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Call of 'The Atlantis' New Release for iPad and iPhone by Tharle Games" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Gifts for iPad lovers: 2012 holiday guide" iMore 7:36 AM
  • "This iPad Case Was Made for Music Lovers [Video] Mashable 11/24
  • "Minecraft creations meet the real world through augmented reality iOS app — European technology news" GigaOM 11/24
  • "iMashup For iOS Lets You Create Amazing Musical Mashups In Minutes" Redmond Pie 11/24
  • "Find That Flag 1.0 for iOS 0 Sponsored by FreeAppMagic" prMac 11/24
  • "Marvel Apps release Tapestry Twist 1.0 for iOS - New Word Sudoku Game" prMac 11/24
  • "Fun and Addictive New App Smart Aliens Takes Hangman into Outer Space" prMac 11/24
  • "Fresh Touch Media Launches Three of its Electronic Music Apps on iPad" prMac 11/24
  • "Challenge Your Senses with the Unique Game of Senses for iPhone and iPad" prMac 11/24
  • "Cause & Effect 1.0 for iPad - Adventure game that plays out like a movie" prMac 11/24
  • "CatchPlus Users Can Now Put Themselves in the Game, Via Facebook" prMac 11/24
  • "Bob Lutz writes Foreword: AUTOMANIA, enhanced iBook re: auto history" prMac 11/24
  • "ArtStudio for iPhone - New Interface, New Engine, Lots of New Features" prMac 11/24
  • "Amazing Nature Flashcards App from Kodee's Canoe" prMac 11/24
  • "Ski Tracker Hits the Slopes Just In Time" prMac 11/24
  • "It's time to give Your Calculator a Makeover" prMac 11/24
  • "Boldly Go Where No App Has Gone Before This Holiday Season With Shatoetry" App Advice 11/24
  • "Markdown Support And Other Features Come To Rich-Text Word Processing App Textilus" App Advice 11/24
  • "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
  • "Rage of the Titans: Whitman vs Lynch/Hewlett-Packard rocked investors when it claimed UK firm Autonomy had sold it a pup. Katherine Rushton reports on a transatlantic technology battle." Telegraph 8:07 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard and Autonomy Dig in For a Long War" The Guardian 8:52 AM
  • "Autonomy's Lynch claims infighting is wrecking HP" Telegraph 8:52 AM
  • "Mike Lynch, Autonomy's Founder, Says He's Baffled by H.P.'s Claims" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:26 PM
  • "HP allegations don't add up - Autonomy founder" Reuters 6:18 PM
  • "Why European startups should be furious about Autonomy" GigaOM 8:09 AM
  • "Autonomy must stand up and be recounted over growth rates" Telegraph 8:52 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard denies selling products to Syria" Reuters 8:52 AM
  • "HP upbeat on new printing products" BusinessDay 8:52 AM
  • "This Chart Is Why A Lot Of People Think HP Is Totally Screwed" Business Insider 8:51 AM
  • "Sinofsky may have led at Microsoft, but that doesn't make him a leader" BusinessMirror 8:48 AM
  • "Windows 8 apps passes 20,000 mark, or does it?" iTWire 8:47 AM
  • "Survey: Just 40% of PC users plan to upgrade to Windows 8" Crave @ CNET 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft promises to support Surface RT for 4+ years" Computerworld 12:04 PM
  • "Microsoft reveals Windows 8 Product Lifecycle" Ghacks 8:47 AM
  • "Is Microsoft Developing Two Different Versions of Xbox 720?" Game Rant 8:47 AM
  • "Google shuts down dedicated Motorola Mobility sites for Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa" The Next Web 2:48 PM
  • "With new direction, AMD has 'fighting chance,' analysts say" Austin American-Statesman [Free Registration Required] 11/24
  • "Microsoft's Long And Winding Road To Becoming Kind Of Cool" TechCrunch 11/24
  • "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 11/24
  • "Microsoft's big Windows 8 secret? It's actually about advertising." The Next Web 11/24
  • "Microsoft commits to Surface with Windows RT for at least four years" ZDNet 11/24
  • "Top 10 feature demands for 2013 Windows 8.1 update" iTWire 11/24
  • "As Microsoft sits mum on the 7.8 update to Windows Phone, its community itches for fresh information" The Next Web 11/24
  • "Windows Phone 7.8 shown off in unofficial video clip showcasing the Nokia Lumia 510" The Next Web 11/24
  • "Microsoft is developing its own augmented reality headset" AFP 11/24
  • "HP's Autonomy Hassles: Tech Weekly Recap" TheStreet 11/24
  • "Intel: Building on Otellini's Legacy" Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11/24
  • "Why It's Bad News That Otellini is Retiring From Intel" Forbes 11/24
  • "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 11/24
  • "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 11/24
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 11/24
  • "Obama Consults Tim Cook, Hewlett-Packard Embroiled in Fraud Scandal: Weekly Market Recap" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 11/24
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks struggle, but Japan rises/Most major Asia stock markets seesawed in Monday trading, though Japanese equities outperformed to hit a seven-month high as the yen weakened further against major rivals." MarketWatch 9:31 PM
  • "U.S. Bellwethers Point To A Difficult Path Ahead" Seeking Alpha 11/24
  • "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" WSJ.com [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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