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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, December 3, 2012


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Friday 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 ITunes Would Be One of World's Biggest Media Companies" ["Apple's media storefronts took in more than $8.5 billion for the fiscal year ending in September. Put together, the revenue of the above-mentioned media companies only adds up to $8.2 billion for the same period, about $300 million less than Apple."]  Bloomberg 9:02 AM
  • "What The iPhone Means For Apple Stock" ["...selling the iPhone seems to have become indispensable to Apple. As sales of the device compromise a vast majority of the firm's revenues, the iPhone 5 is an incredibly important device. Another success will be sure to propel Apple stock to new heights. A swing-and-a-miss on any iPhone, however, would have disastrous ramifications for the company."]  Forbes 8:01 AM
  • "Don't worry, Apple: iPad still dominant in China/Apple may be struggling to maintain its huge market share in the tablet space globally, but it remains top dog by some margin in China, where the latest Stats show it on 71.4 per cent." The Register 8:03 AM
  • "Apple denies Samsung claims it withheld juror info: Since losing a $1 billion patent-infringement judgment to Apple Samsung has accused the jury foreman of withholding important information and suggested Apple knew about it. Apple now says the claims are bunk." CNET News 8:30 AM
  • "Apple v. Samsung: feuding tech giants return to court in epic patent battle" Silicon Valley 1:22 PM
  • "Apple: we knew nothing of jury foreman Hogan's background" Macworld UK 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Scoffs at Samsung Claim of Jury Foreman's Bias in Patent Trial" AllThingsD 1:56 PM
  • "Samsung, Apple Rift Could Throw Intel Into ARM's Arms" MacNewsWorld 2:16 PM
  • "Is Apple an Evil Controlling Monster?? No, probably not. But that's not what some people think. Ever since it was the little guy fighting big bad Microsoft, Apple has been known as the more controlled, more protective alternative. But now that Apple is a giant in its own right, that tight-to-the-vest nature can seem a bit... possessive."  Yale Law & Technology 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Overtakes LG to Become the Second Biggest Mobile Vendor in the U.S." Mashable 8:53 AM
  • "Legacy iPhones Biting Apple in the ASP" AllThingsD 8:00 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft, HP, Samsung and others sued by Washington Research Foundation over WLAN patents" The Next Web 7:44 AM
  • "Luxembourg Corporation Sues Apple for Patent Infringement" Justia 3:15 PM
  • "Patents in Apple-HTC settlement must remain unsealed, judge says" AppleInsider 9:03 PM
  • "Adobe's revenge on Steve Jobs: HTML5/Bloated Flash daddy offers web a new hope" The Register 8:12 AM
  • "Apple music streaming promised by iTunes 11, says analyst" Crave @ CNET 8:19 AM
  • "Apple 'Hard at Work' on Next Version of Logic Pro" MacRumors 1:23 PM
  • "Apple shoots down rumor about pro audio team 'decimation'" Ars Technica 3:16 PM
  • "OSX/Dockster Found on Tibetan Website" Intego 11:08 AM
  • "New Mac malware uses OS X launch services: A new malware for OS X also acts as a reminder to monitor the launch services in OS X as a security precaution." MacFixIt 7:06 PM
  • "New Mac espionage trojan targets Dalai Lama supporters: Drive-by attack exploits same Java vulnerability used by notorious Flashback." Ars Technica 4:14 PM
  • "iTunes 11: Command-L Keyboard Shortcut is Broken" Kirkville 8:41 AM
  • "Reader says OS X 10.8.2 will not connect to Windows shares" MacWindows 8:29 AM
  • "Reader reports Mountain Lion problem printing to Windows print queues" MacWindows 8:34 AM
  • "iTunes 11 Interface Innovations: Good and Bad, but Not Ugly" TidBITS 2:14 PM
  • "An In-Depth Look at iTunes 11" Mactuts+ 8:40 AM
  • "MacMost Now 795: A Look At iTunes 11" MacMost 11:38 AM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Have yourself a Merry Little iTunes" AppleDailyReport 12:59 PM
  • "How to go back to iTunes 10" PCWorld 10:25 AM
  • "Audiofile Engineering Spectre review" IT.Enquirer 7:47 AM
  • "Review: Firetask a Getting Things Done manager worth considering" Macworld 1:01 PM
  • "Preparing Blog Images with Automator" TUAW 8:41 AM
  • "Q&A: Mountain Lion's notifications" Macworld 7:44 AM
  • "View Email Notification Alerts For Select Accounts Only In Mac OS X" AddictiveTips 8:42 AM
  • "How To: Synchronize and Manually Install Apps in iTunes 11" 148Apps 11:48 AM
  • "How to exclude holiday tracks from genius playlists" Macworld 8:41 AM
  • "Quickly Add Songs To iTunes 11"s 'Up Next' Feature [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:40 AM
  • "iTunes 11: Add Album Art to Multiple Tracks" Kirkville 8:41 AM
  • "The Lord of the Rings chronicles hidden within your Calendar!" Amsys 7:47 AM
  • "How To: Make the 2012 iMac your desktop for free" FairerPlatform 11:46 AM
  • "The Way To Browse And Manage iPhone Backups On Your Mac Is Free" TeraTalks 7:39 AM
  • "How To Customize The Acceleration Settings On Your Mac's Mouse Or Trackpad" Mac 360 7:39 AM
  • "So, You Want To Put An Image Into A Mac Folder Icon? Plaster It In With Plaster" NoodleMac 7:39 AM
  • "Add A Push-To-Talk Microphone Manager To Your Mac To Control Sound When Talking Online" McSolo 7:39 AM
  • "8 Reasons To Love The Eye Candy App That Monitors Your Mac's System 24/7" Mac 360 7:39 AM
  • "Five Things Apple Can Learn From Windows 8" TechCrunch 1:32 PM
  • "Three Mac software bundles worth checking out" CNET Reviews 1:24 PM
  • "Should I buy a Mac for my business in 2013? Of course you should!" MacDailyNews 9:42 AM
  • "Should I Buy A Mac For My Business In 2013?" Forbes 8:53 AM
Press Releases
  • "Get Amazing Deals in our End of Year Sale!" Accordance 12:59 PM
  • "Symantec releases first anti-malware software to work with VMware vShield security system: Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2 also supports Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion" Network World 12:08 PM
  • "MacTracker 7 delivers new MBP, iMac, Retina support and much more" FairerPlatform 11:46 AM
  • "Able2Extract 8 - The First Cross-Platform PDF Converter On The Market!" Investintech 8:49 AM
  • "Dream Pinball 3D now on the Mac App Store" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Flying Pig releases Localizator 1.0 for Macintosh" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Students and teachers save big with Render[in] for SketchUp" Render[In] 7:41 AM
  • "Battery Guardian - Extend Your MacBook's Battery Life" DssW 7:40 AM
  • "Hazel 3.0.14 and 3.0.15" TidBITS 7:38 AM
  • "CloudPull 2.16 and 2.1.7" TidBITS 7:38 AM
  • "Snapz Pro X 2.5.1" TidBITS 7:38 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "China Unicom Receives Orders for More Than 100,000 iPhone 5 Units" TechCrunch 9:38 PM
  • "Apple Picks Up Ex TI Employees for Israeli Chip Design" The Mac Observer 9:11 PM
  • "iPhone 5 sales even better than earlier thought, Canaccord says: The firm says supply has 'dramatically improved' for Apple's newest smartphone, and the international expansion also boosts results." CNET News 10:21 AM
  • "A busy Thursday for Apple: Events are coming to a head for Apple on the eve of Pearl Harbor Day" Fortune 8:11 AM
  • "Apple Captures #2 Ranking in OEM Market for First Time – comScore" MacPrices 7:57 AM
  • "Android Still Leads iOS in U.S. Despite iPhone 5, comScore Finds" PC Magazine 3:25 PM
  • "Fadell: Apple never anticipated iPod's success leading to iPhone/No vision of taking everything to a world of iPhones and iPads" Macworld UK 8:18 AM
  • "Apple Branches Out. How'd They Do? From Android to LinkedIn, former Apple employees are shaking up Silicon Valley. But success at Apple doesn't necessarily translate into success outside Cupertino." The Daily Beast 7:45 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Interviewed By NBC's Williams, Airs Thursday" The Mac Observer 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook to appear in first TV interview as CEO this week" Macworld UK 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's iOS Still Dominates Mobile Web Browsing, Little Has Changed Over Six Months Of New Devices" TechCrunch 1:34 PM
  • "iTunes Event Taking Place In Moscow On Dec 4: Is Russia Finally Getting Apple's Music Service?" TechCrunch 7:52 AM
  • "Moscow Apple event expected to launch iTunes in Russia" AppleInsider 8:37 AM
  • "Instagram vulnerability on iPhone allows for account takeover" IDG News Service 8:20 AM
  • "News Corp. Shutters The Daily iPad App" AllThingsD 8:08 AM
  • "News Corp. to kill iPad news app The Daily on Dec. 15" CNET News 8:30 AM
  • "News Corp.'s The Daily is dead, long live The Daily?" paidContent 8:30 AM
  • "News Corp's iPad-Only Newspaper The Daily Shutting Down, Brand And Some Staff Folded Into New York Post" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "News Corporation Shutting Down Digital Newspaper 'The Daily'" MacRumors 8:41 AM
  • "The Daily iPad App from News Corp. to shut down on December 15" Network World 9:24 AM
  • "Apple in Talks with Intel to Replace Samsung for iPhone Processors" TechnoBuffalo 10:35 AM
  • "The iPhone 5 Was This Year's Number One Obsession, According To Yahoo" Business Insider 2:11 PM
  • "Children increasingly named after Apple products" The Register 8:12 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Ransomware Pays: FBI Updates Reveton Malware Warning/Latest malware, trying to trick users into paying a fine, claims the FBI is using audio, video, and other devices to record computer's 'illegal' activity." InformationWeek 1:27 PM
  • "Mitsubishi ditching rear-projection TVs" CNET News 1:24 PM
  • "Vulnerabilities threaten to crash MySQL databases" ZDNet 1:04 PM
  • "New QOOQ tablet cooks up a storm in the kitchen" ZDNet 1:03 PM
  • "The Next Big OS War Is in Your Dashboard" Wired 12:49 PM
  • "Massive worm hits Tumblr, spams big blogs like USA Today" CNET News 1:24 PM
  • "Artificial brain 'Spaun' passes IQ tests" TG Daily 12:33 PM
  • "Instead of a Password, Security Software Just Checks Your Eyes" Technology Review 12:30 PM
  • "Update: In Blog Post, John McAfee Claims to Have Fled Belize After Elaborate Ruse Involving Body Double" Time 12:43 PM
  • "Social sign-ins at third-party sites begin to get thumbs down" PCWorld 12:00 PM
  • "Eric Schmidt's book on the future to be released April 23" CNET News 1:24 PM
  • "Google Chooses Kendo UI-Powered Camera App As Default For Chrome OS" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "Google's 'Internet Evangelist' on the Fight for a Free and Open Internet" Forbes 11:18 AM
  • "Tweeting on the toilet? Even when you gotta go, social media goes too" USA Today 11:07 AM
  • "The flashing fashion aid that will transform you into a tech whizz" CNN 10:43 AM
  • "Yahoo Messenger loses raft of features in business streamlining" ZDNet 1:04 PM
  • "High heat helps 'heal' flash memory chips: A brief jolt of 800C heat can stop flash memory wearing out, researchers in Taiwan have found." BBC 10:29 AM
  • "VMware Launches Software-Defined Data Center: VCloud Suite 5.1 combines three key VMware products to create an early version of a software-defined data center." InformationWeek 10:18 AM
  • "Asus may be cooking up another low-cost Andoid tablet: New benchmarks hint at a budget-minded Android 4.1 tablet with a 1GHz processor and a 1024×600 display." CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "He sent the first text message 20 years ago, and forever changed the world" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:39 AM
  • "ARM R&D Chief: Intel Can't Beat Us Without A New Business Model" TechWeekEurope 9:55 AM
  • "The supercomputer will see you now: Two of tech's hottest trends - powerful analytics and mobile gadgets - are making their way into hospitals. They could soon be saving lives." Fortune 9:54 AM
  • "Pinterest, Flipboard and Yelp tell how to save big bucks in the cloud" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:48 AM
  • "iMore show 328: Wasted pixels" iMore 11:47 AM
  • "Loren Brichter: Designs on the future of iOS apps" GigaOM 8:29 AM
  • "The music episode featuring Garageband and iTunes 11!" The MT Show 7:47 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Arrives in South Korea & More Than 50 Additional Countries in December" Apple 8:10 AM
  • "iPhone 5 Arrives in South Korea & More Than 50 Additional Countries in December" Business Wire 8:10 AM
  • "The iPhone 5 will be in 100 countries this year after all: Apple should make its deadline with 10 days to spare, but may lose a lot of holiday sales" Fortune 11:38 AM
  • "Apple's iPad Mini, iPhone 5 head to China: iPad Mini move a surprise to experts, who think the smaller tablet will sell like wildfire" Computerworld 8:33 AM
  • "iTunes gets ready for Russia debut, report says" CNET News 9:33 AM
  • "No RAM upgrades for new iMacs? Is Apple crazy?"  Computerworld 7:53 AM
  • "The New iMac: Designed By Apple In California, Assembled In USA"  TechCrunch 7:42 AM
  • "Move Over, Foxconn! Apple Is Building Some Of Its New iMacs In The United States" Cult of Mac 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Assembling iMacs in US?" CNBC 11:49 AM
  • "Apple's iMac: Made In the USA" TheStreet 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's 2012 iMac 'Assembled in USA" Tapscape 11:47 AM
  • "Online iPhone 5 availability now improving to 2-4 business days" iDownload Blog 7:42 AM
  • "Mac mini HDMI update coming soon" Macworld UK 8:18 AM
  • "Intel Making a Strong Move to Join Apple's Devices" PadGadget 1:56 PM
  • "Ready for ANOTHER patent war? Apple 'invents' wireless charging: Wait, it's already a thing? Sorry, can't hear you over the sound of our lawyers" The Register 8:12 AM
  • "Apple doles out third beta of iOS 6.1" CNET News 1:01 PM
  • "Apple Releases Third Beta Of iOS 6.1 To Developers" App Advice 1:00 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Third iOS 6.1 Beta to Developers" MacRumors 1:56 PM
  • "Apple Releases Third iOS 6.1 Beta To Developers" Apple Bitch 2:15 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Super Knights For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:03 AM
  • "Commando Jack For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:03 AM
  • "Slingo Supreme For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:03 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:54 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -17 Inch Models -$900 To $2,288 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 7:47 AM

  • "Apple iMac review (2012)" Engadget 9:31 AM
  • "Photoshop CS6 Shootout: 'late 2012" 21.5-inch iMac Core i5 2.9GHz versus other Macs" Bare Feats 12:11 PM
  • "Tablet smackdown: iPad vs Surface RT in the enterprise" Network World 12:09 PM
  • "Tavik Channel Case for iPhone 5" iLounge 7:01 PM
  • "Rapid Review: 5 Popular MacBook Air Cases" Forbes 11:38 AM
  • "Review – FiiO E17 Alpen Portable External Digital to Analog Converter/Headphone Amp (DAC) for your computer and high-resolution audio files from HD Tracks and Society of Sound." Mac Edition Radio 7:38 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "PowerSketch for iPhone turns photos into drawings" TUAW 7:15 PM
  • "Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition review: Flawed, but still classic/Revival shows the original's age, and also its agelessness." Ars Technica 5:59 PM
  • "Review: LifeTicker Pro – Track All the Important Dates in Your Life" MacTrast 9:51 AM
  • "Discover New Music On iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch With eMusic Infinite Explorations" AddictiveTips 7:53 AM
  • "3 Apps That Let You Order Prints From Your iPhone Photos" Best App Site 12:08 PM
  • "Wavii Comes Into Its Own on the iPhone" Techland 8:31 AM
  • "New Toucanect iPhone app aims to integrate calendars and communication" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 10:34 AM
  • "The 5 Most Useful Free iPhone Apps" TheStreet 8:55 AM
  • "iOS apps you need right now" CNET 8:15 AM
  • "iPhone App Video Review: Angry Birds Star Wars" Appolicious 1:03 PM
  • "Lifetime in My Pocket Review" Mac|Life 11:50 AM
  • "Yet Another Great iPhone Photo Enhancement App With Filters, Effects, And Fun (for 99-cents or less)" Mac 360 7:39 AM
  • "Appidemic: Motley Blocks for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch" AppleTell 8:41 AM
  • "Pocket Warwick review: Pocket-sized celebrity sim game is engaging, hilarious and very sweet" Macworld UK 11:46 AM
  • "Evzdrop Review: Evzdrop is an app that combines the best features of microblogging and check-in services." 148Apps 3:26 PM
  • "KitCam Review" 148Apps 11:39 AM
  • "Arcane Legends Review" 148Apps 1:23 PM
  • "The Bowling Dead Review" 148Apps 1:02 PM
  • "Writer Rumble Review" 148Apps 9:31 AM
  • "Word Bird Review" 148Apps 8:41 AM
  • "Slogging Through RSS Feeds" Macdrifter 6:38 PM
  • "iOS Devices Have Been Dominating Mobile Web Traffic For The Past 6 Months" Cult of Mac 9:23 PM
  • "Apple Tries To Patent Wireless Charging as Its Own Invention" My Nokia Blog 8:48 PM
  • "Why Rupert Murdoch's bold bet on The Daily was doomed from the start" GigaOM 6:10 PM
  • "Why Is Steve Jobs Giving Me Sexy Eyes?" Gizmodo 4:15 PM
  • "Here's How To Tell If There's Going To Be A Tablet Under Your Tree For Christmas" Business Insider 1:24 PM
  • "The 5 Technologies that Changed my Life" Tech.pinions 1:21 PM
  • "Is a ChromeBook a Real Alternative to a Low-end Mac?" Low End Mac 1:00 PM
  • "Apple's Great Hebrew Support, AirPort Express Silently Upgraded, Pismo G4, and More" Low End Mac 11:47 AM
  • "iTunes Radio threatens Spotify, not Pandora" FairerPlatform 11:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro vs Apple MacBook Air: Is Surface Pro overpriced?" BGR 10:27 AM
  • "Will iPads Get Intel CPUs or Macs Get ARM?"  BYTE 10:20 AM
  • "Apple iOS vs. Google Android: It comes down to security" Network World 8:56 AM
  • "The State of Smartphones in 2012: Part I of our Ultimate Guide" Ars Technica 8:41 AM
  • "Five ways the iPad beats the Surface RT: The Surface RT is a well-engineered tablet, but there are still a number of reasons to choose the Apple iPad" PCWorld 8:37 AM
  • "iOS the Windows of Tablets, BlackBerry OS 10 'Awesome', WordPress App, and More iOS News" Low End Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Interesting details from new iMac teardown" ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "Three Lessons From the Demise of The Daily" Forbes 3:26 PM
  • "What It Was Like Launching the Doomed iPad Magazine The DailyGizmodo 1:01 PM
  • "The Daily is Dead -- thank you, Rupert Murdoch" BetaNews 1:01 PM
  • "The Daily's Final Day: About 100 Employees In The Newsroom, Little Inkling Of Layoffs" TechCrunch 12:09 PM
  • "The Daily Is Dead: What Does it Mean?" Mashable 9:50 AM
  • "First iPad-only newspaper 'The Daily' shutting down on December 15th" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "The Daily iPad Publication Is Dead" AppleBitch 8:07 AM
  • "Splurge For The Holidays. Give Yourself Two iPhone Gifts For Less Than $4" PixoBebo 7:39 AM
  • "The Expense Of Sales: How Samsung Sells More Smart Phones Than Apple" Mac 360 7:39 AM
  • "Here's How To Tell If There's Going To Be A Tablet Under Your Tree For Christmas" Business Insider 1:21 PM
  • "Are you aware of the 12 scams of Christmas? McAfee explains" Techworld 12:31 PM
  • "Demo: Beyond the Touch Screen/A microfluidic panel lets users push buttons on a flat interface." Technology Review 12:30 PM
  • "Dear Santa: Please Buy Me This $26,000 Transforming Robot" TechCrunch 12:28 PM
  • "Homemade sex tapes sold off old devices" WA Today 12:20 PM
  • "Epic Interconnect Clash! InfiniBand vs. Gigabit Ethernet" IDG News Service 12:04 PM
  • "Top video conferencing services" [Slideshow] PCWorld 12:01 PM
  • "Should You Buy an Ultrabook Now?" PC Magazine 11:59 AM
  • "Social Media Use Exploded in 2012, Led by Pinterest" PC Magazine 11:58 AM
  • "The 5 best HDTVs you can buy (and some budget-friendly alternatives)" NBC News 11:54 AM
  • "Lenovo X1 Carbon review: An Ultrabook for old pros" InfoWorld 11:43 AM
  • "Google Fiber puts the ISPs to shame" InfoWorld 11:43 AM
  • "HTC looks to China to ring changes" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:16 AM
  • "Storage Virtualization Gets Real: Four business scenarios illustrate how small and midsize companies can reduce costs, improve disaster recovery and more via storage virtualization." InformationWeek 10:18 AM
  • "My Best Tech Gift Ever: Prodigy" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "Going with a cloud first strategy? The key takeaways" ZDNet 1:03 PM
  • "The Rationale for Building Your Own Cloud" [Podcast] E-Commerce Times 11:10 AM
  • "Chrome gains a mobile foothold -- on Android only" CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "Asustek: Android-tablet shipments may double" MarketWatch 9:48 AM
  • "Samsung Electronics Segment Revenues and Operating Income in Context" asymco 8:42 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Vectrex Regeneration for iOS recreates the vector-based console we never got to play" Engadget 9:33 PM
  • "This iPhone Bike Mount Is a Nifty Gift for Cyclists" Mashable 9:26 PM
  • "'jOBS' biopic to close Sundance Film Festival in January" AppleInsider 6:42 PM
  • "'jOBS' biopic starring Ashton Kutcher premiering at Sundance Film Festival Jan. 27" 9 to 5 Mac 6:29 PM
  • "FileWave's Version 5.8 brings support for Windows 8 and a fully integrated OS X Profile & MCX Editor" FileWave 5:45 PM
  • "Shellphone: Mother Nature crafts an iPhone loudspeaker/If the Little Mermaid had an iPhone, she would use a Shellphone to amplify the volume." CNET News 4:11 PM
  • "New foxL Wireless Speaker Takes Pocket-portable Sound to the Next Level with aptX Technology" Thomas PR 3:11 PM
  • "Add a Wrist Strap to Your iPhone" iClarified 1:03 PM
  • "OWC Do-It-Yourself Hard Drive Upgrade Bundle" MacNews Blog 12:08 PM
  • "Raw MacBook Wood Skin + Mac" iLounge 10:42 AM
  • "A wave of apps like Wavii and Summly serve news on the go" Reuters 10:21 AM
  • "Classy Leather And Felt Pockets For Your iPhone 5" Cult of Mac 9:52 AM
  • "'Daily Mirror' free iPad edition launched" Digital Spy 8:53 AM
  • "Hello Vino Wine App Gets iPhone 5 Support, Enhanced Image Recognition, More" iClarified 8:41 AM
  • "OTG Deploys Airport iPad Kiosks with Tekserve" Business Wire 8:10 AM
  • "New Astronomy Photographer of the Year App" prMac 9:32 AM
  • "Sherlock Holmes for the iPad" prMac 9:32 AM
  • "Top Camera 4.5 Optimized for iOS 6, Enhanced for iPhone 5 and iPad Mini" prMac 9:32 AM
  • "Are you Hot or Not? Find out with Ugly Scan - Now Available for iPad" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Life Inventory - iOS App that Can Change Quality of Life - New Ver. 2.5" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "iOS Game Jungle Jump just released on iTunes" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Santa and the Christmas List Muddle comes to iPhone and iPad" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Teacher's Pet, a Teacher's Best Friend in the Digital Classroom" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Leo's Christmas Band for iOS - A new way to enjoy Christmas songs" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Kpop Fans iOS Must-Have, Kpop Lyrics App Free for Limited Time" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Pokerabble, World's 1st Multiplayer Poker Board Game, is Free This Week" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Andrew Winn Releases My Savings for iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 7:55 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Google Can't Block Sales of Microsoft Products, U.S. Judge Rules" Bloomberg 10:31 AM
  • "Motorola denied injunction in Microsoft patent suit: Motorola could however be entitled to monetary damages for the standards-essential patents Microsoft allegedly infringed" IDG News Service 10:51 AM
  • "Judge Denies Motorola Request to Ban Microsoft Products" PC Magazine 11:58 AM
  • "Judge Denies Injunction in Microsoft, Motorola Patent Suit" [Paid Membership Required] 1:15 PM
  • "Is Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's Job in Jeopardy?" [Video Report] Daily Ticker 1:20 PM
  • "Microsoft finally innovating again and closing gap with Apple" Denver Post 11:07 AM
  • "Windows 8: Desperately seeking mobile" ZDNet 1:01 PM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro highlights flawed two-for-one strategy: Microsoft's upcoming Surface Pro tablet sums up the company's seeming strategy with Windows 8: That business users can do with one device what they currently accomplish with two." Computerworld New Zealand 6:03 PM
  • "Microsoft's Motorola Patent Violation Won't Stop Xbox Sales" Wired 9:23 PM
  • "MSFT: Davenport Cuts Windows Estimates; Target to $35 from $40" Barron's 9:57 AM
  • "StatCounter Tallies Windows 8 Web Usage So Far" CRN 10:44 AM
  • "Is a new version of Windows 8 coming ... every year? Microsoft reportedly will release its next version of Windows, code-named Blue, in less than a year. The yearly upgrade approach has a precedent: Windows Live" InfoWorld 11:43 AM
  • "Microsoft's U.S. smartphone market share down" Seattle Times 12:10 PM
  • "Microsoft Invests $75 Million To Expand Digital Education In Africa" TechCrunch 12:28 PM
  • "Microsoft's Big Ad Push Is the Latest of Its Brilliant Hits, Gnarly Misses" Wired 12:50 PM
  • "MphasiS to buy digital risk for $175 million: MphasiS Ltd. , a unit of Hewlett-Packard Co. HPQ, has agreed to buy U.S.-based Digital Risk LLC. in an all-cash deal of $175 million, MphasiS said in a statement Monday." MarketWatch 9:32 AM
  • "Taking His Fight Against H.P. to the Web" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:25 PM
  • "HP upgrades converged storage portfolio: Users encouraged to migrate from Hewlett-Packard EVA arrays to 3Par storage systems" Computerworld 10:51 AM
  • "HP updates storage lineup, aims for one architecture" ZDNet 1:01 PM
  • "HP Discover: HP boasts of 100,000 times faster data queries with storage updates" V3 12:45 PM
  • "HP: Gimme Credit Cuts Debt Rating To 'Deteriorating'" Forbes 11:18 AM
  • "HP Debuts New Storage, Backup Systems, Cuts Prices" InformationWeek 4:10 PM
  • "Dell Spikes As Goldman Ups Rating To Buy From Sell" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "Cool runnings: IBM's recipe for a happy datacentre, in pictures" ZDNet 1:02 PM
  • "Intel's Israel chief hints at more hardware moves - and one CEO candidate" ZDNet 1:02 PM
  • "Intel's Tiny NUC 'Next Unit of Computing' PC" HotHardware 10:20 AM
  • "ntel Core Processors May Soon Get Less Power Hungr" Yahoo! News 9:09 PM
  • "AMD Rises as Mubadala Investment Eases Liquidity Concerns" Bloomberg 1:18 PM
  • "AMD reportedly to launch Radeon HD 8000 in 2Q13" DigiTimes 11:09 AM
  • "Cisco Catalyst 6500 vs. Cisco Nexus 7000: Campus vs. data center applications can determine which Cisco Ethernet switch to use" IDG News Service 12:06 PM
  • "Oracle sends shareholders cash as tax uncertainty looms" Reuters 7:14 PM
  • "Oracle Paying Next Year's DiVidends Now, at Low Tax Rate" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:06 PM
  • "DARPA Looks For Backdoors, Malware In Tech Products: In the wake of concerns about Huawei and ZTE equipment security, defense research agency seeks help identifying backdoors and malicious capabilities in software and firmware." InformationWeek 11:41 AM
  • "U.N. confab puts focus on control of the Internet: Starting today in Dubai, a U.N. conference will become the battleground for opposing sides to argue over new Internet regulation proposals. Meanwhile, Google joins the fray." CNET News 10:12 AM
  • "Clashes Over Internet Rules To Mark Dubai Meeting" Associated Press 10:08 AM
  • "IETF vs. ITU: Internet standards face-off/All eyes on World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai" Network World 12:05 PM
  • "UN conference overwhelmed by Internet regulations battle" ZDNet 1:03 PM
  • "How IT will be blown to bits: As spending for tech gradually slips from IT hands, expect an explosion of industry-specific cloud platforms, says new IDC report" InfoWorld 11:44 AM
  • "IT spending will grow 5.7 percent in 2013, IDC predicts: Worldwide IT spending in 2013 will be driven by mobile devices, cloud computing, big data, and emerging markets, predicts IDC" Network World 11:45 AM
  • "New twists on laptops: Purebred tablets vs. hybrid laptops/New breed of iPad alternatives include combination laptop-tablets from HP, Lenovo and others" IDG News Service 12:04 PM
  • "Tech pros getting MBAs: Necessary or not?" Network World 12:04 PM
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Apple News
  • "What Does it Mean When 2% of Stocks Account for 90% of Total Earnings Growth?" ["For the record, the 10 stocks are Apple (AAPL), Bank of America (BAC), AIG (AIG), Goldman Sachs (GS), Wells Fargo (WFC), JPMorgan (JPM), IBM (IBM), Citigroup (C), General Electric (GE) and Western Digital (WDC)."] Breakout 1:02 PM
  • "Can Apple Sell 50 Million iPhones This Quarter?" Forbes 8:57 AM
  • "Despite having $121B in cash, Apple not expected to issue special diVidend" AppleInsider 6:39 PM
  • "Will A Dividend Save Apple From The Fiscal Cliff?" Seeking Alpha 8:57 AM
  • "Deutsche Bank: Apple special dividend 'welcome but unlikely'" Fortune 8:15 AM
  • "Is Apple Cheating You Out of a Fat Special Dividend?" The Motley Fool 7:59 AM
  • "London Calling: Should Apple buy ST-E or Renesas Mobile?" EE Times 11:11 AM
  • "Apple Stock Is Cheap, But So Are Used iPhones: Is Lenovo Set To Overtake It?" Seeking Alpha 3:17 PM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Dell gains don't lead to tech rally" MarketWatch 4:48 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall on Manufacturing Data Amid Cliff Concern" Bloomberg 4:48 PM
  • "Stocks Sink as U.S. Manufacturing Slumps" TheStreet 4:48 PM
  • "Stocks waver as fiscal fears hit economy" CNNMoney 1:09 PM
  • "Stocks Close Lower on Weak ISM Data, 'Cliff' Worries" CNBC 4:48 PM
  • "Wall Street sours on weak domestic factory data" Reuters 4:49 PM
  • "Stocks Close Lower" [Paid Membership Required] 4:49 PM
  • "Stocks: Still stuck in fiscal cliff rut" CNNMoney 9:16 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks end lower, China struggles" MarketWatch 9:23 AM
  • "Europe Markets: China data, Greek buyback lift Europe stocks/Cable & Wireless Communications rally after divestment" MarketWatch 1:10 PM
  • "Gains Fade for European Stocks" [Paid Membership Required] 1:16 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:19 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:20 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:19 PM
  • "New dividend income source: tech stocks/Apple, Cisco and other mature sector leaders hand shareholders cash" MarketWatch 9:46 AM

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