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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, November 26, 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's Rollercoaster Year With Tim Cook"  Yahoo! Finance 10:49 AM
  • "11 Apple iPads per hour vs. zero Microsoft Surface tablets: A survey compared sales at an Apple Store and a Microsoft Store in the Mall of America"  Fortune 7:56 AM
  • "Apple and Google: Why Current Market Share Results Don't Matter Yet, Part 2"  Forbes 7:52 AM
  • "This holiday season will 'belong to Apple,' says analyst"  ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "Apple's Astonishing Profit in Context" Statista 7:58 AM
  • "Apple 2013: iPhone diversifies as Cupertino fights back" Computerworld 9:29 AM
  • "Apple is Strong to the Core - But the Competition is Taking a Bite" The Motley Fool 9:44 AM
  • "Apple Samsung lawsuit: six more products under scrutiny/Apple has added six more Samsung products, including the Galaxy Note II, to its patent lawsuit against the company."  Telegraph 8:32 AM
  • "Apple Adds New Samsung Devices in Patent Lawsuit" WSJ Blogs 8:10 AM
  • "Apple adds six more devices to Samsung patent suit" V3 8:33 AM
  • "Apple and Samsung extend accused product list in second California lawsuit" NetworkWorld 1:42 PM
  • "Apple to Share HTC Settlement Terms" Zacks 8:32 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak: His Career Challenges, Steve Jobs, Tech Trends and Advice"  Forbes 8:34 AM
  • "8 cranky complaints about the Mac from an old Windows user: After eight months I'm officially a Mac person. The move from Windows was easy, but I have a few things to get off my chest" InfoWorld 11:13 AM
  • "Apple Seeds OS X 10.8.3 Beta To Developers" Cult of Mac 12:45 PM
  • "Download OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion Beta (Build 12D32) [Devs Only] Redmond Pie 1:44 PM
  • "OS X 10.8.3 Moves A Little Closer To Fruition" Apple Bitch 1:42 PM
  • "Use hot corners as a toggle: Hot corners in OS X can be used to both activate and deactivate assigned features." CNET Reviews 6:47 PM
  • "Keyboard Maestro Window and Application Switcher" Macdrifter 7:31 PM
  • "Review: Grammarian Pro2 X helpful but needs more tutoring" Macworld 1:51 PM
  • "Mountain Lion Dictation versus Dragon Dictate" Macworld 8:24 AM
  • "Create a holiday newsletter with Pages or iPhoto" Macworld 8:24 AM
  • "Sneaking past the Gatekeeper" Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "MacMost Now 792: Deleting Photos From iPhoto" MacMost 11:03 AM
  • "Use Natural Language Expressions To Create Alerts With Reminders [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "Another way to fast-forward and rewind in QuickTime Player" Mac OS X Hints 9:40 AM
  • "How To: Add Photos from a Computer to the Camera Roll Manually" 148Apps 1:51 PM
  • "How The Free, Triple Threat Timer For Your Mac Improves Your Life" TeraTalks 10:04 AM
  • "How To Get Back And Backup Some Of What You Give To Google To Store In The Cloud" NoodleMac 7:49 AM
  • "Bring The World's Knowledge To Your Mac's Screen With A Wikipedia App" BohemianBoomer 7:49 AM
  • "Forget Siri, Mouse, Or Trackpad. Now You Can Control Your Mac By Clapping Your Hands" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "How Computers Change Business: A Free Professional Design Tool For Mac Users" McSolo 7:48 AM
  • "Use A Free Mac App To Monitor Weather Conditions Anywhere In The World" Mac 360 7:45 AM
Press Releases
  • "Excel Software Ships LicenseCard 1.0 for Drag and Drop Software Activation" Excel Software 7:25 PM
  • "Mozilla Announces Firefox Beta With Retina Display Support" iClarified 6:47 PM
  • "Firefox Beta Now Features New IonMonkey JavaScript Compiler, Built-In PDF Viewer, Retina and Touch Support" TechCrunch 5:22 PM
  • "New Firefox beta adds support for Mac Retina displays" Electronista 5:13 PM
  • "Software Ambience Unclutter + Mac" iLounge 1:51 PM
  • "TweetDeck for Mac updated with Twitter Cards support, keyboard shortcuts and search editing" The Next Web 9:35 AM
  • "Mac Deals: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard DVD, $19.99" FairerPlatform 7:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Smartphone Friday" ["Top of the list of used apps was Amazon (10 percent of Android users, 12 percent of iPhone), with eBay coming in second with an average reach of 7 percent of the base (again, skewing slightly higher for iPhone users). ... the iPhone was more heavily used as a shopping tool than Android (28 percent iPhone to 21 percent Android)."] NPD Group 5:20 PM
  • "Internal Apple video documents Apple Store philosophy" [Video Report]  9 to 5 Mac 8:20 AM
  • "Former Apple Retail Chief Details Apple Store Planning And Philosophy In Unaired Video" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "iPad Is Top Black Friday Shopping Tablet: Apple's tablet was the mobile device of choice for online shoppers looking to grab bargains during Thanksgiving weekend." InformationWeek 9:45 AM
  • "The Android engagement paradox" ["Overall, iOS was 77% generated mobile traffic and Android (excl. Kindle, Nook) was 23%."] asymco 8:18 AM
  • "Why is shopping via iPad and iPhone outpacing Android?" Fortune 7:52 AM
  • "Apple's iPad led Thanksgiving and Black Friday online buying" Fortune 8:01 AM
  • "IBM: 88 Percent Of Tablet-Powered Black Friday Online Shopping Came From iPads" App Advice 8:32 AM
  • "iOS devices dominate mobile device online shopping Stats: Despite the fact there are more Android users than iOS users." Ars Technica 11:22 AM
  • "iPad IS Mobile Shopping" Tapscape 7:46 AM
  • "iPad Wins 88% of Black Friday Mobile Traffic [Infographic] Mashable 9:40 AM
  • "Mobile shoppers: iPad (yes), iPhone (yes), Android (no)" VentureBeat 12:57 PM
  • "Best Buy Continues to Showcase Apple Products Deals" PadGadget 9:35 AM
  • "Facebook tries to stop its staff using iPhones in 'dogfood' push" The Register 8:34 AM
  • "iPhone 5 price check: Comparing the tariffs across phone networks" TechHunter 8:08 AM
  • "Canadian Bell and Virgin Mobile customers can now unlock any model iPhone...for $75" 9 to 5 Mac 8:55 PM
  • "This House Is Fitted With $80,000 Worth Of iPad-Controlled Gizmos [Video] Redmond Pie 8:56 PM
  • "Microsoft planning Apple TV rival for 2013: Microsoft planning to rival Apple TV and any full-sized Apple television" Macworld UK 9:45 AM
  • "Google, Apple, and Microsoft downed in Pakistan: Hackers leave cryptic messages, offer no clear motive for attacks" The Register 7:57 AM
  • "Google and Apple among hundreds hit in high-profile Pakistan hack: Google, Apple, eBay and Yahoo were among almost 300 sites affected by a hack attack in Pakistan." BBC 10:26 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Search engine gains users the old Google way: The search engine DuckDuckGo is gaining a following with a simple interface that brings a lot of comparisons to a former startup now dominating the industry." [Audio Report] MarketWatch 1:40 PM
  • "Nintendo sells out Wii U, looks to keep up momentum" MarketWatch 1:39 PM
  • "Warwickshire schools get humanoid robots to promote STEM subjects: Students can test their code out on the robot itself" Techworld 1:00 PM
  • "Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: Users Can Download Their Entire Archive By Year-End; Now Sees 1B Tweets Every 2.5 Days" TechCrunch 12:56 PM
  • "Viral Facebook copyright notice is false" Salon 12:14 PM
  • "Dual-identity smartphones could bridge BYOD private, corporate divide" Computerworld 11:35 AM
  • "Sprint Continues 4G LTE Rollout in 11 More Cities" PC Magazine 11:27 AM
  • "Bye-bye mouse, hello mind control: New interface methods will revolutionize how we interact with workplace computers" Network World 11:11 AM
  • "Tiny tech firm scores one for universal passwords" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:55 AM
  • "We May Not Have Flying Cars Yet, But Visioneers Are Inventing a New Future" Forbes 10:49 AM
  • "Cyber Monday sales may top Black Friday's $1-billion online spending" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:20 AM
  • "Google Type uses image search to generate fonts" CNET News 2:01 PM
  • "Exclusive: Inside Google Spanner, the Largest Single Database on Earth" Wired Magazine 1:25 PM
  • "Google cloud lets customers park their data in Europe" ZDNet 1:17 PM
  • "Google's Cloud Platform Gets 36 New Compute Engine Instance Types, Lower Storage Prices, Durable Reduced Availability Storage & More" TechCrunch 12:56 PM
  • "Google Sources Say Company Didn't Buy ICOA Wireless" AllThingsD 1:42 PM
  • "ICOA Says Google Didn't Acquire the Company" [Paid Membership Required] 1:39 PM
  • "Facebook button makes a comeback on Nokia's Asha 205 phone: The $62 phone also has a QWERTY keyboard" IDG News Service 11:34 AM
  • "Samsung's audit prompts changes in factory labor policy" IDG News Service 11:31 AM
  • "These Star Trek classrooms are TNG" TG Daily 11:56 AM
  • "Samsung audit finds 'inadequate' working practices in China, but no evidence of child labor" The Next Web 8:10 AM
  • "More mobility: 15.5% of European smartphone users also own a tablet, comScore says" The Next Web 8:10 AM
  • "Exclusive: Inside Google Spanner, the Largest Single Database on Earth" Wired Magazine 8:00 AM
  • "iMore show 327: Guessing games" iMore 12:45 PM
  • "Woz With A Coz?" 148Apps 9:17 AM
  • "Macworld's Complete Guide to the iPad mini – available now: Digital book details how to get the most out of Apple's iPad mini device" Macworld UK 8:14 AM
  • "We look into whether or not you iOS apps and music are really backed up to iCloud." The MT Show 8:04 AM
  • "YML Interview with Paul Scandariato, Doxie One" Your Mac Life 1:24 PM
  • "New iMacs to Go On Sale as Early as Tomorrow?" MacRumors 9:22 PM
  • "New iMacs to go on sale tomorrow?" 9 to 5 Mac 9:22 PM
  • "Apple to launch the iMac in five days, or sit on the naughty step" Macworld UK 8:14 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Costs May Be Eating Apple's Gross Margins" AllThingsD 3:16 PM
  • "Apple catching iPhone 5 demand for holidays: ship times start dropping to just 1 week" 9 to 5 Mac 8:34 AM
  • "You Want An iPhone 5 Right Now....You Got It" Apple Bitch 1:42 PM
  • "Apple drops Samsung as MacBook, iPad battery supplier: report" ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 likely to hit Taiwan in mid-December" Focus Taiwan 9:16 AM
  • "Taiwan's major carriers expect iPhone 5 to land Dec. 14, as China Telecom begins preorders" 9 to 5 Mac 9:16 AM
  • "Apple takes ownership of Lightning from Harley-Davidson, Thor" Macworld UK 8:15 AM
  • "Apple bought 'Lightning' trademark from Harley-Davidson" TUAW 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Had to Acquire Its 'Lightning' Trademark From Harley-Davidson" Gizmodo 8:19 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Roads of Rome HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 8:35 AM
  • "Berzerk Ball For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:35 AM
  • "RuneMasterPuzzle For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:35 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:50 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:50 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:50 AM
  • "Apple Mac Pro Buyer's Guide -12 & 8 Core Models... Prices $2,299 To $6,199 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 7:50 AM
  • "iPad mini Buyer's Guide -Mini Immediately Available.... At A Premium -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 1:46 PM
  • "Cyber Monday MacBook sale prices, up to $200 off MSRP!" MacPrices 7:49 AM
  • "Cyber-Monday Deals Wrap-up (updating)" 9 to 5 Mac 9:16 AM
  • "Cyber Monday 2012: Zagg, Belkin, Hex3, BestBuy, Macs and More" MacRumors 9:20 AM
  • "eBay Cyber Monday Sale: 13" MacBook Pro for $989, 5% off iPads, 56% off Nooks" AppleInsider 9:34 AM
  • "BearExtender WiFi Extender with Free 5 dBi Antenna Upgrade and Case $60.97-> $39.97 (Save 33%)" BearExtender 7:49 AM
  • "Best Buy trims prices on iTunes gift cards: The gift cards are selling for 15 percent off the regular price." CNET News 10:06 AM
  • "Cult of Mac Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $50" Cult of Mac 5:10 PM
  • "Get Organized for the holidays - TopXNotes Black Friday Weekend Sale" prMac 9:10 AM
  • "MyTunesRSS licenses for 4.99 Euro on Cyber Monday" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Dolly Drive Offers 20% off Mac Backup & Sync Cyber Monday Deal" PRWeb 8:41 AM
  • "Best Selling iPhone Accessories -From $18 To $200 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 5:32 PM

  • "Apple Thunderbolt display/MBA review" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Apple iPad 4th generation Wi-Fi review" ITProPortal 8:11 AM
  • "Review: iPod touch (5th generation)" MacNN 8:23 AM
  • "Group test - Solid State Drives: We take a look at some of the latest SSDs that promise to give your Mac a boost" Macworld UK 8:14 AM
  • "Elgato Thunderbolt SSD review: Speck PixelSkin HD iPhone 4/4S case" Macworld UK 8:26 AM
  • "Verbatim External SSD review: The External SSD is one of the cheapest SSDs currently available" Macworld UK 8:27 AM
  • "LaCie Rugged USB 3 review: Lacie's Rugged drive includes a shock-absorbing sleve" Macworld UK 8:27 AM
  • "Kingston Data Traveller Hyper X 3.0 review: The Hyper X 3.0 provides fast storage in a pocket-size design" Macworld UK 8:27 AM
  • "Review: Logitech Alert 750n Indoor Master System/Logitech adds Mac support for Alert security systems" MacNN 8:23 AM
  • "iPad mini case review: MoKo Slim-Fit Multi-angle Folio Cover Case" Beatweek Magazine 3:15 PM
  • "Review: Monster ClarityHD Micro Bluetooth Portable Speaker" Beatweek Magazine 10:47 AM
  • "Review: LensPen SideKick Fingerprint Remover for iPad and other devices" Beatweek Magazine 10:07 AM
  • "The Walking Dead: Episode 5 for OS X review" AppleTell 1:44 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apps to make all your shopping smooth" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 8:01 AM
  • "iWatermark Lets You Watermark Your iPhone and iPad Photos" Best App Site 7:44 AM
  • "Review: CardioGraph – Your BPM Really Is At Your Fingertips" MacTrast 10:26 AM
  • "Move Over iCloud, SkyDrive, Dropbox, Amazon, Google Drive. Box Comes To iPhone, iPad, Mac" Mac 360 7:47 AM
  • "Six iOS apps you need right now: This collection of apps has both old and new offerings, but every one of them is perfect for checking out a brand-new iOS device over the holidays." CNET Reviews 7:30 PM
  • "Minecraft Where You Want It: This Is Minecraft Reality [Review] Cult of Mac 11:55 AM
  • "Review: Scrubs - The Popular TV Show is Now a Video Game for iOS" MacTrast 10:26 AM
  • "Appidemic: Nun Attack for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch" AppleTell 8:23 AM
  • "Rage of the Gladiator Review" 148Apps 9:40 AM
  • "Pony Trails Review: A restrictive control system damages this otherwise calming horse riding simulator." 148Apps 8:18 AM
  • "Odyssey: Alone Against the Whole Space Review" 148Apps 11:22 AM
  • "Endless Road Review" 148Apps 10:10 AM
  • "How to Increase the Performance of Your Wireless Network" Mactuts+ 8:19 AM
  • "Tech Buyers' Guide 2012" Techland 8:24 AM
  • "BYTE's BYOD Holiday Gift Guide" BYTE 8:23 AM
  • "Tip: Use Image Capture to Delete Multiple Photos from Your iPad" MacNews Blog 7:44 AM
  • "Why Apple Is Hot On Black Friday With Minimal Discounts" Apple'n'Apps 8:09 PM
  • "Gene Munster: Apple iPads 11, Microsoft Surface Zero" The Mac Observer 8:05 PM
  • "Apple is greedy says Fallon Cringely" I, Cringely 1:45 PM
  • "Steve Jobs pitching the iPad on Dragons' Den" Edible Apple 1:42 PM
  • "Is 2013 the End of Apple?" TheStreet 12:48 PM
  • "This Is The Dream Apple TV Concept [Gallery] Cult of Mac 3:57 PM
  • "An à la carte Apple TV concept integrates Siri, FaceTime, and cable/satellite providers (Gallery)"  9 to 5 Mac 11:55 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: All kinds of winning" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:40 AM
  • "It's probable Apple will lose smartphone wars without Steve Jobs"  Neowin 8:50 AM
  • "Innovation vs. Magic: Why Apple and Microsoft Need James Bond" TechNewsWorld 8:27 AM
  • "A Touch Literate World: The Global Tablet Craze" Techland 8:24 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung continue escalating patent fight" GigaOM 9:35 AM
  • "Apple Adds Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III Mini And Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 To California Patent Lawsuit" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "Budget iPhone coming in 2014? Apple's great temptation" Mobot 8:11 AM
  • "In tit-for-tat, Apple seeks to expand Samsung patent suit" TG Daily 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Would Like to Sue the Hell out of Six More Samsung Devices" AllThingsD 7:55 AM
  • "The New Apple Is Like Microsoft: There Are Too Many Fingers In Too Many Pies" Mac 360 7:48 AM
  • "Do You Want Or Need An Apple Television? Even Apple Doesn't Want To Make A TV" PixoBebo 7:48 AM
  • "2012 Cloud Predictions -- Winners & Losers" Forrester 1:49 PM
  • "Patent Lawsuits: The Good, The Bad, And The Frivolous" Forbes 1:42 PM
  • "Do you have a disaster plan?" ZDNet 1:26 PM
  • "Who should own the keys to your digital assets?" ZDNet 1:20 PM
  • "10 tech gadgets I want for Christmas but won't buy" ZDNet 1:20 PM
  • "Tech Buyers' Guide 2012: Can't find that perfect something for the special geek in your life? Perhaps this whimsical tour of 100+ worthy high-tech goodies can provide some inspiration." Techland 1:05 PM
  • "Turbo-charge your browser with these top add-ons" [Slideshow] PCWorld 11:31 AM
  • "Google Dropping Hardware Partners With New Chromebook?" CNBC 1:48 PM
  • "Why Google might market a touchscreen Chromebook" PCWorld 11:30 AM
  • "Don't fall for the Facebook privacy notice hoax" PCWorld 11:29 AM
  • "Will machines kill mankind? Cambridge academics want to know" The Independent 11:12 AM
  • "Big Data + Semantic Web: Love At First Terabyte?" InformationWeek 11:00 AM
  • "Will a Japanese acquisition of Sprint kick off a wireless price war in the U.S.?" Houston Chronicle 10:55 AM
  • "Why the ARM architecture is shaped the way it is" EE Times 10:39 AM
  • "Are mobile phones hazardous to your health?" Silicon Valley 10:35 AM
  • "Why I Don't Like Cyber Mondays" Wired 1:25 PM
  • "Cyber Monday 2012: More deals to watch" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 1:13 PM
  • "Dialing Back the Crazy on Windows 8: A missed internal Windows 8 sales projection has turned into fodder for the anti-Microsoft/anti-Windows 8 crowd" Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows 11:56 AM
  • "The reports of Microsoft's demise are greatly exaggerated" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Parody: Apple patents Letters" TUAW 5:58 PM
  • "Signs you're on the computer too much." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 7:46 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iOS app for 'Game of Thrones' books keeps track of the characters so you don't have to" The Verge 8:09 PM
  • "Sticking to the windshield with iStabilizer's Glass" TUAW 6:47 PM
  • "Does Your iPhone Need More Cowbell?" App Advice 5:32 PM
  • "Google Voice app updated for iOS 6, iPhone 5" TUAW 8:57 PM
  • "Google Voice updated for iPhone 5, iOS 6. Still ugly." iMore 5:10 PM
  • "iHangy Announces 'Slip in 5 Case' for iPhone 5 - Protective Cases with Fashionable Necklaces & Keychains" Thomas PR 5:09 PM
  • "iTunes now on Facebook Gifts" iLounge 1:51 PM
  • "Best AirPlay speakers for iOS devices [Gift Guide 2012] ZDNet 1:33 PM
  • "Moleskine Notebook And 'Analog App' Brings Manual Photo And Video Mixing To iPhone" TechCrunch 12:58 PM
  • "Guardly Partners With Desire2Learn To Bring Campus Safety Features To The Blackboard Competitor" TechCrunch 12:58 PM
  • "Gift Guide: Mophie Outride Action Camera Case For iPhone 4/4S" TechCrunch 12:58 PM
  • "Hipstamatic expands Snap, its iPad Magazine, to the iPhone and Web in search of more readers" The Next Web 11:55 AM
  • "After 20M Downloads On Android, Japan's Bitcellar Brings FxCamera To iOS" TechCrunch 9:35 AM
  • "2Do Update For iOS Drops Key Syncing Tool For Users" App Advice 9:20 AM
  • "Cavity Case Puts The F In Fugly" Cult of Mac 9:17 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of November 26: Photo Enhancements, Apple's Image Applications and A Digital Film Festival" The MUG Center 8:59 AM
  • "Dallas Based Mobile App Studio Launches Mobile Browser for iOS" PRWeb 8:41 AM
  • "Buddy Launches 'Commerce as a Service' for Facebook & iOS" PRWeb 8:41 AM
  • "Your iPad Will Be Ultra Versatile with the Deohako iPad Connection System" PadGadget 8:24 AM
  • "Sonic Jump For iOS Gets 12 New Levels, New Character In Latest 'High Flier' Update" Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "SwitchEasy Takes the Wraps Off Three New iPhone 5 Cases" Run Around Tech 8:19 AM
  • "World's First Smart Bag (Never Lose Your Laptop Again!)" MacPrices 8:07 AM
  • "Charging & Sync Dock Cradle for Apple iPhone 5 with audio out" USBfever 8:07 AM
  • "Weather Alert Map USA Launches on iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "BOUNCE dy Now Available on the App Store" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Clover Game Studio Announces New Labyrinth Game, Reveal The Maze PRO" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Tap Tap Ants: Battlefield - Battle Between You And Ants Begin for Food" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "AppTimer - Time your household appliances with elegance and ease" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Monster's Life: Meet the Most Adorable Pet of Your Childhood" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Kids can make their very own burgers, fries and sodas with Bamba Burger" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Atomic 2D Platformer new action packed iPhone platformer game" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Ace Video Poker Casino Ups the Ante on iPhone/iPad Poker Casino Games" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "ABR Viewer - view and extract brushes from ABR files" prMac 8:06 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Autonomy's Mike Lynch: HP Is Like A Plane With The Engine On Fire" Business Insider 9:48 AM
  • "Six Autonomy Red Flags That HP Missed" Forbes 9:51 AM
  • "SEC Should Keep Close Eye on HP, Whitman" TheStreet 9:29 AM
  • "HP's Collapse: A Case of Sex, Lies, Hatred and Stupidity" Forbes 9:51 AM
  • "Will HP Still Be Around in 12 Month's Time?" Forbes 1:45 PM
  • "HP's Troubles Continue, But Does It Matter?" ZDNet 1:18 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard Insiders Underwater on Sinking Stock" TheStreet 9:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Investors Still Waiting on Windows 8's Response" Forbes 9:48 AM
  • "Are Windows 8 Sales Already Disappointing?" BYTE 10:06 AM
  • "Web data suggests Windows 8 adoption slower than that of Windows 7" ZDNet 1:19 PM
  • "Windows 8 store cracks 20,000 apps, with most of them free" PCWorld 1:00 PM
  • "Is Microsoft On The Verge Of A Sudden Collapse Predicted By Catastrophe Theory?" Forbes 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft To Support Surface RT Into 2017" BYTE 10:06 AM
  • "Windows XP countdown clock ticks under 500 days: Retirement deadline for Microsoft's longest-lived OS is 'ticking time bomb,' says migration firm" Computerworld 10:33 AM
  • "Windows Phone 7.8 rumored to launch this week: Microsoft is gearing up to launch the dashed update on Wednesday, Tonis Tech Blog reports." CNET News 2:01 PM
  • "Windows Phone 7.8 Still MIA: Microsoft and Nokia hint that Windows Phone 7.8 might see the light of day soon, but specifics are still ethereal." InformationWeek 10:59 AM
  • "Windows Phone 7.8: After Months Of Silence On WP7's Last Ever Update, Microsoft Says 'We Hope To Share More Details In Near Future'" TechCrunch 12:58 PM
  • "Microsoft's Retail Gamble: Microsoft's retail stores have the potential to rival Apple's, but they need some work." PC Magazine 11:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Mulling European Retail Stores" AllThingsD 1:48 PM
  • "Microsoft mulls opening UK stores to push consumer brand" Techworld 1:00 PM
  • "Microsoft may open retail stores in U.K. next year, says report" CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "Oracle signs AU$63M deal with Aust Dept of Defence" ZDNet 1:20 PM
  • "AMD's Sleeper Agent: 'Temash' For Tablets" Seeking Alpha 9:42 AM
  • "Intel uses Facebook to out ultrabook Cyber Monday deals" CNET Reviews 10:01 AM
  • "Intel edu-tablet sales forecast slashed - supply chain whispers: In another bit of mobile-market slippage, Intel is said to have cut in half the number of its StudyBook educational tablets that it believes it will sell in the next two years." The Register 1:04 PM
  • "Cisco: Middle-aged and loving it" Fortune 9:43 AM
  • "Web access battles brew before UN conference: UN Web conference stirs 'culture clash' over regulations' reach" Associated Press 9:56 AM
  • "UN Agency's Leaked Playbook: Panic, Chaos over Anti-Internet Treaty" Forbes 10:50 AM
  • "The Spectrum Crunch that Never Really Was: New technologies promise to keep wireless data capacity increasing for years." Technology Review 12:59 PM
  • "A Touch Literate World: The Global Tablet Craze" Techland 1:05 PM
  • "Tech-Fueled Job Boom Spreads Beyond San Francisco's Nerds" Bloomberg 1:48 PM
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Apple News
  • "$AAPL Rises 3% on Mixed Street Views Following Black Friday" The Mac Observer 5:09 PM
  • "Why Apple Might Regain $600 This Week" Forbes 10:48 AM
  • "Can Holiday Sales Rally Apple's Shares?" Forbes 8:40 AM
  • "Apple: Bottom Target Hit, And New All-Time Highs Coming" Seeking Alpha 7:52 AM
  • "Apple drawing cooler view from Wall Street: Some analysts lower price targets, believing margins have peaked" MarketWatch 1:42 PM
  • "Apple shares have fallen far enough, Citi says: The firm recommends investors buy shares of the electronics giant, saying the stock typically rises 20 percent to 50 percent following selloffs like the most recent one." CNET News 11:22 AM
  • "Apple Is So Big, Citigroup Is Now Triple-Teaming It" CNBC 10:48 AM
  • "Apple: Citi Launches With Buy Rating, Sees 'Near-Term Trough'" Forbes 9:20 AM
  • "Citigroup launches Apple coverage with buy rating" MarketWatch 7:52 AM
  • "When an Apple 'Buy' Rating Doesn't Sound So Great" 24/7 Wall St. 10:48 AM
  • "CITI: After The Huge Selloff, It's Time To Jump In And Buy Apple" Business Insider 7:52 AM
  • "Cyber Monday, Apple-Samsung Patent War, UBS Fine" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:25 AM
  • "Apple Could Fall Below $500 a Share: Barry Ritholtz" Daily Ticker 8:31 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly rise on Greece deal/Most major Asian markets rose Tuesday after Greece's creditors reached a much-awaited deal to extend more financial aid to the debt-struck country, although mainland Chinese stocks fell." MarketWatch 9:15 PM
  • "Facebook, Apple, Yahoo rise; Microsoft slips: Analysts upbeat on Facebook, Yahoo as Nasdaq's down a fraction" MarketWatch 1:39 PM
  • "U.S. stock indexes retreat on 'cliff' worries: S&P 500 slides after five-session run higher" MarketWatch 3:54 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Pull Back; Nasdaq Gains" TheStreet 3:54 PM
  • "Euro Worries Weigh on Wall Street" FOXBusiness 1:33 PM
  • "Stocks: Investors cautious amid fiscal cliff concerns" CNNMoney 3:54 PM
  • "Wall Street edges down after recent rally; retailers weigh" Reuters 3:55 PM
  • "Stocks Decline With Euro as U.S. Budget, Greek Aid Loom" Bloomberg 10:23 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Lower" [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Stocks poised for lower open" CNNMoney 9:27 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks rally again, as China shares drop" MarketWatch 9:33 AM
  • "Asian Shares Mixed" [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop as Eurogroup discusses Greece/Banking shares trade weaker in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Madrid" MarketWatch 9:33 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:34 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:34 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:44 PM
  • "Top 3 Tech Stocks for 2013" TheStreet 1:36 PM

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