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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, December 5, 2012


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Thursday Highlights: More regulation in focus as Euopean Union targets Apple, Google, Amazon, would also demand App Store rankings; Apple device choice soaring over PCs and Android devices among enterprise employees; Larry Kudlow tells CNBC Tim Cook told President Trump he loves tax cuts and reform, praising CEO as "most helpful" regarding suggestions on China dealings; Spotify's free tier may portend trouble for Apple Music; Apple working to protect home Wi-Fi devices from "Skeleton Key" hack; Business Insider reports on struggles of Facebook employee tasked with removing "beheadings, child pornography, and animal abuse"; Jonny Evans interviews Jamf CEO on Apple in the enterprise, while Hodinkee interviews Peter Stas concerning threat that is Apple Watch; new round of photos purport to show iPhone SE 2 with glass back, but rest is similar to current models; did Samsung throw Apple under bus with OLED comments? Dan Dilger debunks Samsung report portraying "iPhone X as weak".

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  • "Did Apple Lose Its 'Steve Jobs Premium'?" ["On the current situation Apple is in, Sculley had this to say: 'I think they're going through a very significant change now in terms of product cycles. Traditionally Apple introduces products once a year; now it's really introducing products twice a year. The complexity of that from a supply chain is immense, and Apple seems to be doing it well. So, I think that people are underestimating just how well Apple is run, and just how successful the company can be when it gets to that twice-a-year product introduction cycle.'"]  The Motley Fool 9:46 AM
  • "Apple shares tumble 4 percent in heavy trade, on mix of reasons" Reuters 11:20 AM
  • "Apple shares continue decline, slide another 4 percent" CNET News 12:18 PM
  • "Munster: 4 more reasons Apple got clobbered Wednesday" Fortune 2:07 PM
  • "Apple mauled by bears again" CNNMoney 1:05 PM
  • "Apple Bears Down on Samsung in Overall US Mobile Sales: iPhone has overtaken LG in U.S. sales, setting the stage for a showdown with archrival Samsung. Together, they control about half of the market, but the difference in their approach is striking, said Wayne Lam, senior analyst at IHS iSuppli. 'Apple leads with one product at the highest end, whereas Samsung addresses every segment of every market, from the biggest and largest phones to smaller affordable devices.'" MacNewsWorld 11:19 AM
  • "Samsung files redacted copy of Apple-HTC deal in U.S. court" Reuters 10:55 PM
  • "California judge warns Apple, Samsung to follow court rules"  IDG News Service 7:58 AM
  • "Four Things to Watch for at Thursday's Apple-Samsung Hearing" AllThingsD 8:54 AM
  • "US agency backs Apple in patent battle" Reuters 8:16 PM
  • "FTC opposes Motorola injunction request against Apple products" CNET News 8:02 PM
  • "FTC: Motorola bid for Apple product injunction 'inappropriate'" AppleInsider 8:15 PM
  • "Which Apple Geographies Impacted Margins?" Forbes 9:33 AM
  • "Apple IPad Mini Aids IDC Tablet Forecast Bump in PC Slump"  Bloomberg 8:50 AM
  • "Apple to lose tablet market share to Android in 2012: IDC" Reuters 9:02 AM
  • "Apple's share of tablet market slips as demand grows, IDC says" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:09 AM
  • "Apple Faces Intel Engineer Challenge In Israel, May Build New R&D Center" The Next Web 1:53 PM
  • "China Mobile president confirms ongoing iPhone talks with Apple, deal yet to be reached" AppleInsider 8:18 PM
  • "Former Apple execs Pascal Cagni, Tony Fadell and others talk Apple at LeWeb (Video)" 9 to 5 Mac 12:18 PM
  • "Missing 'Find Duplicates' feature in iTunes 11 to be restored" MacFixIt 1:53 PM
  • "Apple to restore duplicate song search, chase cloud-based movie streaming bug in iTunes 11 update" O'Grady's PowerPage 9:04 AM
  • "Apple to restore duplicate song search in forthcoming iTunes 11 update" AppleInsider 9:13 AM
  • "Missing 'Find Duplicates' feature in iTunes 11 to be restored" CNET Reviews 8:07 PM
  • "Apple updates iTunes, App store terms and conditions: A 30-day download window is added for rental content and a looser restriction put on iTunes Match" Macworld UK 8:12 AM
  • "Yes, you can update your Mac's hard drive firmware in OS X" ZDNet 1:04 PM
  • "'Play count/last played issue:' Not to beat this to death, but the problem resurfaced. However, I discovered if I have 'Crossfade Songs' checked, sometimes the play count/last played isn't updated. If it is unchecked, this doesn't happen. I confirmed this on 2 iMacs. The MacBook (streaming Match) is still the outlier. It doesn't seem to care if Crossfade is checked or not, the count is always updated." MacInTouch 9:44 AM
  • "Review: iTunes 11 adds cool features, but can be jarring to longtime users" Macworld 9:09 AM
  • "Parallels Desktop 8 Review" Mac|Life 12:19 PM
  • "How to apply special effects to your videos in Final Cut Pro X" Macworld 9:09 AM
  • "Vue 11 Infinite review: The number one 3D landscape program gets particle effects" Macworld UK 9:11 AM
  • "Tidy Up 3 review: Duplicate file finder Tidy Up reaches version 3 with a new interface, smarter features and custom search patterns." Macworld UK 9:11 AM
  • "Checkmate" ["Recently, MicroMat released a new utility called Checkmate. Instead of waiting to use TechTool Pro when a problem arises, Checkmate runs diagnostic routines when your computer is idle in order to warn you of impending problems."] MacNews Blog 11:06 AM
  • "MacMost Now 796: Using the Pixelmator Clone Tool" MacMost 7:47 AM
  • "How to reset Lion back to the Setup Assistant" Mac OS X Hints 9:48 AM
  • "iTunes 11: Add tracks from shared library to Up Next" Mac OS X Hints 9:49 AM
  • "How to Remove EXIF Data from Images Quickly" OS X Daily 3:40 PM
  • "Quick Tip: Digitally Insert Signatures into Documents Using Preview" Mactuts+ 9:14 AM
  • "Find Your Genius Playlists Again In iTunes 11 [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
  • "2 Good Ways To Distraction Free Writing On A Mac (one is free, the other is almost free)" McSolo 7:49 AM
  • "Dock Too Crowded? Too Many Utilities In The Mac's Menubar? Try A Custom Menu" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "The Least Expensive Way Ever To Create Business Work Orders On A Mac" NoodleMac 7:49 AM
  • "Manage Dropbox, SkyDrive, Box, And Google Drive Cloud Storage From One Mac App" Mac 360 7:49 AM
  • "How Do You Find The Right Mac Accounting App? Colorful Logo And Low Price" BohemianBoomer 7:49 AM
  • "OS X Simplification is Dr. Crusher's Shrinking Warp Bubble" The Mac Observer 3:04 PM
  • "Is iWork for Mac on life support? Apple's iWork 9.3 update shows that the company has all but abandoned its Mac office suite. Has Apple's office suite become a life support system for iOS?" ZDNet 1:02 PM
Press Releases
  • "Mactracker 7: Ian Page has released Mactracker 7, the popular encyclopedia of Apple products." TidBITS 7:36 PM
  • "Dream Pinball 3D bumps its way to OS X" AppleTell 9:12 AM
  • "Use a Mac? For actual work? Evernote Business has arrived: Windows, iOS and Android still on the to-do list" The Register 8:59 AM
  • "Mac Notification: Growl 2.0.1 puts a thumb to bugs" FairerPlatform 8:47 AM
  • "Coladia Announces The Fall Trilogy Chapter 2: Reconstruction for Mac OSX" prMac 12:00 PM
  • "Optimize Mac's Performance with Free Edition of Stellar's Drive Defrag" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "Super Charge Your Mac with Free Edition of Stellar SpeedUp Mac" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Jumsoft Adds 50 New Images to Its Elements for iWork Bundle" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "BBEdit 10.5 now Retina ready, New Go Menu, more" FairerPlatform 11:06 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Juniper Research: iPhone 5's Lack Of NFC Has Set Market Back By 2 Years In U.S., W. Europe"  TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "Half the App Store revenue goes to 25 developers, ignoring Surface: 25 app developers take half the App Store revenue, nobody wants to develop for Surface" Macworld UK 8:12 AM
  • "Time Spent In Mobile Apps Is Starting To Challenge Television, Flurry Says" TechCrunch 12:16 PM
  • "Google's Eric Schmidt: 'It's extremely curious that Apple chooses not to sue Google directly'" Macworld UK 8:12 AM
  • "Google's Eric Schmidt Compares Apple-Google Dealings To International Relations" TechCrunch 9:48 AM
  • "Schmidt Surprised Apple Hasn't Hit Google With Patent Suit" PC Magazine 10:09 AM
  • "Google's Schmidt says it's 'curious' that Apple is only suing Android OEMs instead of Google" BGR 8:02 AM
  • "Eric Schmidt: 'It's Extremely Curious That Apple Has Chosen To Sue Google's Partners'" Business Insider 8:56 AM
  • "Eric Schmidt finds it odd Apple hasn't sued Google yet" VentureBeat 10:09 AM
  • "Schmidt: It's 'Curious' That Apple Hasn't Sued Google" Mashable 8:56 AM
  • "No major labels onboard yet for Apple's radio service" iDownload Blog 9:06 AM
  • "Apple Signs Lease For Future Netherlands Store" ifoAppleStore 8:05 AM
  • "NSFW: Apple's Russian iTunes launch plagued with bug displaying escort/pornography sites" 9 to 5 Mac 11:15 AM
  • "First pic of Ashton Kutcher as the great Steve 'jOBS'" The Register 8:58 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Guatemala detains software guru McAfee, to expel him to Belize" Reuters 11:00 PM
  • "EMC execs discuss future of flash technology in the enterprise" ZDNet 12:56 PM
  • "PhoneJoy wants to turn handsets into consoles" TG Daily 12:34 PM
  • "Motorola streamlines Wi-Fi access with social networking accounts: New cloud-based services secure WLAN access for guests, visitors" Network World 12:05 PM
  • "Red Hat releases new Enterprise Linux beta: Version 6.4 includes new features for interoperation with Microsoft products and file system improvements." Network World 12:05 PM
  • "Time Warner Cable implements $3.95 monthly cable modem fee" PCWorld 11:58 AM
  • "Galaxy S III for AT&T gets Jelly Bean update, Verizon owners wait" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:46 AM
  • "RIM's BlackBerry 10 To Block Certain Passwords: A file uncovered in early builds of BlackBerry 10 shows a list of 106 passwords that won't be allowed on RIM's new devices." InformationWeek 11:21 AM
  • "Sage banks on cloud to attain target" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:06 AM
  • "'Call of Duty: Black Ops II' grosses $1B in 15 days" Salon 12:18 PM
  • "US Twitter Users Not Vulnerable To SMS Spoof" BYTE 9:58 AM
  • "Schmidt: Microsoft will never be as cool as the Gang of Four" The Register 12:42 PM
  • "Google's Nexus 4 briefly reappears in UK and Germany, but 8GB version sells out again" ZDNet 12:58 PM
  • "Google I/O 2013 dates set for May 15-17: This year's edition of wildly popular developer conference sold out in 20 minutes" Network World 12:06 PM
  • "Google facilitates self-service IT with private Play Store channel" ZDNet 12:58 PM
  • "Fugitive software tycoon John McAfee seeks asylum in Guatemala" The Independent 11:35 AM
  • "Nokia puts color first with new Lumia 620 Windows phone" CNET News 9:49 AM
  • "Swimming robot reaches Australia after record-breaking trip" BBC 10:10 AM
  • "Qualcomm aims to bring quad-core phones to the masses: The firm will ship samples of new Snapdragon processors by mid-2013 and include standards support for the Chinese market" IDG News Service 12:04 PM
  • "Avoid Bill Shock With AT&T's Personalized Video Bills" PC Magazine 11:55 AM
  • "AT&T Mobility Chief Sees Breakthrough Year for Tablets" TheStreet 9:41 AM
  • "Samsung Names Lee as Vice Chairman in Succession Plan" Bloomberg 9:31 AM
  • "Samsung Electronics Names Jay Lee as Vice Chairman" [Paid Membership Required] 9:18 AM
  • "Amazon makes kid play with new Kindle subscription service: Kindle FreeTime Unlimited serves up kids books, games, apps, movies and TV shows to Prime members for $2.99 a month -- or $6.99 per family." CNET Reviews 9:50 AM
  • "Introducing Macworld's iPad Mini Starter Guide" Macworld 9:09 AM
  • "First Claimed Images of iPhone 5S Rear Shell Surface" MacRumors 9:31 AM
  • "iPhone 5S already? Possible pics leak" CNET News 10:20 AM
  • "Purported prototype 'iPhone 5S' back panel shows minor tweaks to internal design" AppleInsider 11:11 AM
  • "Leaked 'iPhone 5S' Pics Tip Internal Tweaks" PC Magazine 3:07 PM
  • "iPhone 6 release date, rumours and leaked images: When is the new iPhone 6 coming out?" Macworld UK 8:12 AM
  • "iPhone 5 yield rates improving, say sources" DigiTimes 8:06 AM
  • "Korean regulator warns against illegal iPhone 5 subsidies" ZDNet 1:04 PM
  • "iOS App Store Update not working: Apple's App Store is not updating apps; still works for downloads" Macworld UK 9:48 AM
  • "Which tablet has the best battery life? [Infographic]" ["Apple wins this category by quite a margin. The Apple iPad with Retina display not only beats the competition comfortably, it surpasses the Apple iPad 2 by almost 4 hours. The iPad 2 still manages around an hour longer than the next nearest challenger the Sony Xperia S which managed close to nine hours and two minutes longer than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, which lasted 532 minutes."] Which? 11:08 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "War on Terror For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:46 AM
  • "Ski Safari For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:46 AM
  • "Acme Planetary Defense For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:46 AM
  • "iPad mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:04 AM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales (5th generation)" MacPrices 8:04 AM
  • "Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -New 27 Inch Models -$1,399 To $2,199 -Best Prices, Reviews, And Information" MacReviewZone 7:47 AM
  • "iPod Nano Buyer's Guide -Prices From $51 To $258" MacReviewZone 7:47 AM

  • "Watch: Is Apple's new iMac really its 'best ever'? Hyperbole or actual fact? Find out in this video interview with Fortune reviewer JP Mangalindan." Fortune 12:18 PM
  • "Baig review: Updated iMac from Apple is a knockout" USA Today 1:02 PM
  • "60 Seconds With Pogue: All-In-One Computers" [Video Report] New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:06 PM
  • "Storage Shootout: 'late 2012" iMac drive options" Bare Feats 10:54 AM
  • "ZAGGkeys PROplus portable backlit keyboard for iPad 4, iPad 3, and iPad 2" Beatweek Magazine 4:27 PM
  • "Jawbone UP (2012) Review: Still Not Fit To Buy" Gizmodo 12:18 PM
  • "Hands on: Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard for Apple users" iPodNN 9:08 AM
  • "Review: BioLite's CampStove fuels your gear with fire" TechHive 9:10 AM
  • "P '9223 SSD drive is fast, attractive — and affordable" AppleDailyReport 8:47 AM
  • "Review: Joule II iPad stand" TUAW 2:08 PM
  • "Tabi Stand – A Great Travel Companion for Your iPad" PadGadget 9:11 AM
  • "Master Your Mac – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 1:01 PM
  • "How To Get Rich Playing The Simple Game Of Bingo On Your Mac" TeraTalks 7:49 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Big Data Needs Eye Candy to Go Mainstream. Here's the iPad App to Do It" Forbes 11:15 AM
  • "Turn The Page: Yesterday, Apple updated the iWork programs (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers)." MacNews Blog 11:06 AM
  • "Zite 2.0: Popular personalized news app unveils new look" Digital Trends 8:15 AM
  • "Notability's Killer Feature: Text Boxes" James Bleifus 10:55 AM
  • "Test Your Connection With Speed Test [Review] Cult of Mac 11:16 AM
  • "The Walking Dead: Assault Review" Mac|Life 1:46 PM
  • "Appidemic: Zombies, Run! 5k Training" AppleTell 9:12 AM
  • "Get Into the Giving Mood with Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift – iPad App Review" PadGadget 12:18 PM
  • "300 Dwarves HD Review" 148Apps 11:09 AM
  • "Anomaly Warzone Korea Preview" 148Apps 1:53 PM
  • "Towers & Dungeons Review" 148Apps 9:15 AM
  • "FLASHOUT 3D Review" 148Apps 10:17 AM
  • "Playing podcasts in iOS 6's Music app" Macworld 9:09 AM
  • "5 Ways to Watch TV and Movies on Your iPad" Mashable 8:56 AM
  • "Russian iTunes offers smut video links" The Register 10:56 PM
  • "Rumor Has It: 'iRadio' could be music to Apple's ears/This week we revisit Apple streaming-music rumors." CNET TV 8:06 PM
  • "My post-iTunes life: At long last, iTunes 11 has become available. I can't tell you that much about it, because I really haven't used it. Here's why." CNET Reviews 8:04 PM
  • "Rethinking the iPhone Lockscreen" Gizmodo 3:40 PM
  • "Apple ought to supersize the iPhone. Here's why: Just as Apple decided that customers wanted an iPad in the 7- to 8-inch range, the company should have an iPhone in the works that falls between the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini in screen size."  CNET News 3:08 PM
  • "YouTube HOF: Nothing Like the Real Thing, Baby" ["Yesterday the Internet was blessed with our first photographic evidence that Ashton 'Kelso' Kutcher is indeed playing the late Steve Jobs in that other biopic about the Apple CEO that is currently in the works. But no matter how disastrously the 501s fit Kutcher, it won't be the first time Hollywood has fallen victim to some shockingly bad casting. Here are our picks for worst-cast real-life characters."] Grantland 2:03 PM
  • "Is all digital publishing doomed to bomb like The Daily?" Mike McHargue 1:01 PM
  • "A look back at Apple's most definitive legal battles" Network World 11:14 AM
  • "Deals for Apple Custom Radio Service 'Nowhere Near to Being Completed'" MacRumors 11:11 AM
  • "Apple's Pandora-Killing iRadio Is 'Nowhere Near To Being Completed'" Business Insider 11:09 AM
  • "The Most Popular Tech Ad of 2012 ... Isn't From Apple" AllThingsD 10:57 AM
  • "Apple's Phil Schiller: 'We won't open museum at HQ because we're focused on the future, not the past'/Apple doesn't want a public visitor or museum in its new spaceship-like campus" Macworld UK 10:20 AM
  • "iPad Mini 2: Release date, price, specs, news and rumours" T3 9:58 AM
  • "New iMac 2012 review round-up: what the critics say/We've collected critics' comments about Apple's new iMacs to bring you expert opinions from around the web" Macworld UK 9:32 AM
  • "Could iCloud Be The Reason Behind Higher Phone Bills?" App Advice 9:07 AM
  • "What Will A Post-iPhone World at Apple Look Like?" TheStreet 8:57 AM
  • "How Would You Feel If You Waited 5 Weeks For An iPad Mini And It Turned Up Looking Like This? [Image] Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "To Remain Successful, Apple Needs A Cheap iPhone, A Cheap iPad, And A Cheap Mac" Mac 360 7:48 AM
  • "3 Stories That Describe Apple's Future (not the past, today, and tomorrow)" PixoBebo 7:48 AM
  • "Can white-space Wi-Fi really work for cities?" ZDNet 12:57 PM
  • "HP EliteBook Revolve hands on review" V3 12:47 PM
  • "TechNow: How to pick a laptop for teens - save or splurge" USA Today 12:45 PM
  • "Want to Keep Your Teens (or Employees) from Texting Behind the Wheel?" Techland 12:44 PM
  • "The do's and don'ts of safeguarding cloud-based data with encryption" Computerworld 12:07 PM
  • "The best smartphones you can buy right now" PCWorld 12:00 PM
  • "Facebook Demetricator may be a solution to your 'likes' addiction" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:45 AM
  • "EMC's Project X may have wide impact on data centers" IDG News Service 11:32 AM
  • "6 tips to break app dev bottlenecks" InfoWorld 11:31 AM
  • "Lights, camera, other charges! Your AT&T wireless bill as a video" Houston Chronicle 11:20 AM
  • "Global chip sales stay strong in October" EE Times 10:41 AM
  • "Why Facebook will have trouble killing the text message" Time 10:29 AM
  • "Semantic Databases: Destiny Or Distraction? Here's how to decide where flexible semantic technologies can replace more rigid relational systems." InformationWeek 9:58 AM
  • "Hello world: Google search claims 522 million results, serves up 934" ZDNet 12:56 PM
  • "Google Nexus 4 Android 4.2 Smartphone Review" HotHardware 10:07 AM
  • "Android 'Clear Leader' In Smartphone Race Says Report" BYTE 9:58 AM
  • "Technology 2013: The Gladiators Have Entered Into The Ring" Seeking Alpha 9:29 AM
  • "Microsoft's Strongest Asset is XBOX Not Office" Tech.pinions 10:54 AM
  • "The mystery of Samsung Electronics SG&A" asymco 10:17 AM
  • "Amazon's all-you-can-eat kids' Kindle content should scare competitors" paidContent 8:56 AM
  • "Apple Promises To Fix Glitches In Map Software By Rearranging Earth's Geography" [Video Report] The Onion 9:12 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City' Arrives for iOS" MacRumors 10:56 PM
  • "Xbox SmartGlass for iOS adds iPhone 5 support; plus Batman!" Neowin 8:16 PM
  • "Film cartridge hides a remote shutter: From Gizmon, the same folks who brought us the quirky iCA case, comes an iPhone remote shutter release that looks like an old 35mm film cartridge." CNET News 8:06 PM
  • "Thomas PR Holiday Gift Guide Ideas" Thomas PR 3:04 PM
  • "Completely revamped Twitterific 5 for the iPhone and iPad goes live" iDownload Blog 1:51 PM
  • "This iPhone 5 Case Puts Five Spinning Lenses At Your Disposal" Gizmodo 1:06 PM
  • "New iPad and iPhone Lightning-Compatible Docks from Philips Out Now" PadGadget 12:18 PM
  • "Boombox iPhone case styles up speakerphone situations" CNET News 12:18 PM
  • "Chihuly App Brings Glassblowing To The iPhone" Mashable 11:11 AM
  • "YouTube gets big makeover for iPad" BetaNews 10:19 AM
  • "Edible iPhone 5 Case Only Costs $81" Techland 10:17 AM
  • "iWALK Link Series, Industry's Largest Selection of Docking Backup Batteries, Now Available" Run Around Tech 10:09 AM
  • "Sonos Updates Controller App Can Now Stream Podcasts And Music From Your iOS Devices" TechCrunch 9:50 AM
  • "Now With 50 Major Retailers On Board,'s New iOS App Adds Passbook-Enabled Coupons" TechCrunch 9:50 AM
  • "Feeling remote? Try a $2,000 telepresence robot: For two grand, Double Robotics will sell you an iPad on wheels that delivers a physical presence at a distant location." CNET News 9:49 AM
  • "iFrogz® Introduces Glaze Case for iPhone 5" Business Wire 9:36 AM
  • "Passbook Integration Added to Mobile App" Business Wire 9:36 AM
  • "PubMatic's iOS6 iPad App for Clients is Approved by the Apple App Store" Business Wire 9:35 AM
  • "ShopKeep Raises $10 Million for iPad-Based Point-of-Sale Service" AllThingsD 8:53 AM
  • "Casio Watch Connects iPhone to Your Wrist" Mashable 11:08 AM
  • "Casio's iPhone-Loving, Low Energy Bluetooth Smart Watch Might Be Just Smart Enough" TechCrunch 9:50 AM
  • "Casio's New G-Shock Watch Syncs With Your iPhone To Bring Notifications To Your Wrist" Cult of Mac 8:52 AM
  • "Google releases YouTube app for iPad and an improved version for iPhone 5" Digital Trends 8:15 AM
  • "Mophie OutRide for iPhone now available" SlashGear 7:57 AM
  • "Crazy Bowl iOS Bowling with Friends Faces!" prMac 12:00 PM
  • "Small Team, Big Game - Mad Processor Motorblast Out Now" prMac 12:00 PM
  • "Fairwinds Software Adds Notifications to Medtracker 2.0" prMac 12:00 PM
  • "Toss the Bird! HD Free - Saving birds for Free, Now in HD" prMac 9:32 AM
  • "GiftShopper 2.0 - passcode lock, events, iPhone 5 support and more" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "Huge 2.0 Release of KaleidaCam, the Live Kaleidoscope Camera for iOS" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "Space Connection - gorgeous iPhone/iPad puzzle game is released" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "WaterField Unveils New MacBook Pro, Air and Retina HardCase Laptop Bag" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Lover Booth FREE+ 1.0: The Pick Up App available on the iTunes Store now" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Sight Words Learn to Read for iOS - Kids Recognize the Most Common Words" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "iCloud Synchronization Improves Mobile Flashcard App gFlash+ on iOS" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Wine Book Goes Interactive on the iPad with Apple's iBooks Author" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Vintage Time App - Stunning Antique Timepiece to Delight and Inspire" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Random House Launches George R.R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Elasticam 1.0 - Deform Faces in a Funny Way - Free for Only a Few Days!" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Drwer 1.0 for iOS - The simplest drawing app for your iPhone or iPad" prMac 7:56 AM
  • "Alarm Clock Gear Free for iOS - Stylish, Surreal Alarm Clock with Games" prMac 7:51 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 8 touch PC demand strong" CNET News 9:50 AM
  • "Windows 8 tablets and PCs begin to trickle out" InfoWorld 11:32 AM
  • "Windows Phone 8: Challenger Keeps Fighting/Microsoft exec Greg Sullivan takes a deep dive into Windows Phone 8 on the most recent episode of InformationWeek Valley View." InformationWeek 11:21 AM
  • "How Windows 8 rewrites the rules of PC gaming" PCWorld 11:58 AM
  • "Rumor: Microsoft preparing three new Surface tablets for 2013 release" ZDNet 12:56 PM
  • "Microsoft expands social network Socl: Microsoft has opened up to the wider public its version of a social network, which allows users to share content in an online gallery similar to Pinterest." BBC 10:10 AM
  • "Microsoft unlocks its social network Socl" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 12:51 PM
  • "Microsoft opens its own social network" Mashable 10:28 AM
  • "Microsoft's network now open to all" The Register 12:43 PM
  • "Ex-Autonomy boss Lynch sets out defence against HP with new website" ZDNet 12:57 PM
  • "HP brings tablet functionality to new laptop: EliteBook Revolve hybrid is HP's first Windows 8 touchscreen laptop." IDG News Service 10:31 AM
  • "HP unveils transformable EliteBook Revolve, pitched at business buyers" ZDNet 12:56 PM
  • "HP Discover: HP shows off EliteBook Revolve tablet/laptop hybrid" V3 12:48 PM
  • "Swivel with HP's EliteBook Revolve" TG Daily 12:34 PM
  • "Out of beta, into the fire: Can HP Cloud compete? With general availability of the HP Cloud Compute platform, HP aims to outshine Amazon Web Services and others as the enterprise IaaS platform of choice" InfoWorld 11:31 AM
  • "HP makes public cloud service official; bolsters hypervisor support" Network World 12:06 PM
  • "HP Discover: HP updates CloudSystem with OpenStack support" V3 12:47 PM
  • "MySQL founders launch MariaDB Foundation at Oracle" The Register 12:43 PM
  • "Lenovo exec: We didn't realize how big touch would be" CNET News 4:30 PM
  • "4 moves Intel's next CEO must make" Fortune 9:32 AM
  • "Intel: Raymond James Cuts Rating; Fears 'Margin Nightmare'" Forbes 9:34 AM
  • "Intel's Schooling From the 'Big Four' Cloud Customers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:22 AM
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  • "AMD 'committed' to CPU upgrade path" ZDNet 12:56 PM
  • "U.S. misses early win on Internet regulations: The U.S. and Canada had hoped to limit Internet regulations to telecom operators, and not Web companies." CNET News 9:47 AM
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  • "Congress to U.N.: Don't even think about Internet regulations" CNET News 8:05 PM
  • "New net rules would hit digital economy: U.S. diplomat/Inter-governmental regulation of the internet could deter investment, raise costs for consumers and hinder online access, a U.S. diplomat said." Reuters 9:54 AM
  • "Researcher touts breakthrough in understanding how tin whiskers screw up everything from servers to smartphones: Increasingly small electronic devices are stressed out, says University of South Carolina researcher" Network World 12:06 PM
  • "Next Smartphone Revolution Will Be Price" TheStreet 9:43 AM
  • "If tech is so important, why are IT wages flat? Unemployment for IT is well below national rates, but wages are barely moving" Computerworld 10:31 AM
  • "Funding woes threaten next tech revolution" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:05 AM
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Apple News
  • "Apple flirts with $550 mark – will it stay there?" MarketWatch 11:10 AM
  • "Apple Shares Tumble; 'Death Cross' Looms" WSJ Blogs 11:59 AM
  • "Why is Apple headed down again? Here's one theory"  Fortune 9:58 AM
  • "Apple Slammed as Clearing Firms Raise Margin Requirements" StreetInsider 11:45 AM
  • "What's Up With Apple?"  Forbes 9:58 AM
  • "5 downside catalysts for Apple" MarketWatch 1:51 PM
  • "Dow Rebounds; Nasdaq Falls, Dragged by Apple" CNBC 10:47 AM
  • "AAPL Off 5%: Margin Requirements, DigiTimes Cited" Barron's 9:46 AM
  • "$AAPL Down 6.4%, Investors Spooked by China, Margin Requirements" The Mac Observer 3:59 PM
  • "Apple concerns a 'misinterpretation,' says analyst" MarketWatch 1:53 PM
  • "Apple's Margin Hike Sell-Off: Should You Care?" Seeking Alpha 1:53 PM
  • "Apple's shares swallow biggest loss in four years" Reuters 8:11 PM
  • "Apple stock's worst day in nearly 4 years" Covestor 3:36 PM
  • "The Great Apple $1 Billion Stock Fraud" Forbes 1:46 PM
  • "Client orders 1,625 Apple shares, broker buys 1.6 million" Fortune 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's Mr Fix it Eddy Cue cashes in $8.8m AAPL stock: Joining other Apple execs trying to avoid a massive tax hike coming in January?" Macworld UK 8:12 AM
  • "Apple's 'Mr. Fix-It,' Eddy Cue Just Sold $8.8 Million Worth Of Shares" Business Insider 10:57 AM
  • "This CEO Bought More Apple: The head cheese at Disney is at it again." The Motley Fool 9:25 PM
  • "Apple share dive scuppers trader's alleged get-rich-quick fraud scam: Fruity FAIL leaves accused with $1bn of duff stock" The Register 9:33 AM
  • "Apple trader arrested in $1 billion wire fraud" ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Trader charged in $1 billion Apple trade" MarketWatch 7:57 AM
  • "Trader Allegedly Attempted To Flip $1 Billion In Apple Stock With Firm's Money, Plan Backfired" TechCrunch 8:13 AM
  • "One Question Behind Apple's Volatility" Forbes 9:41 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly higher, as Japan shines/SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — Asia stocks traded mostly higher Thursday, with Japan outperforming as a weaker yen supported exporters, and as investors looked toward the nation's general election later this month." MarketWatch 7:46 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple, Pandora losses drag on tech stocks/Sell-off of more than 6% is worst day for Apple in four years" MarketWatch 4:29 PM
  • "U.S. stocks gain but Apple weighs on Nasdaq: Wall Street is buoyed by hopes for resolution of fiscal cliff" MarketWatch 4:29 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Snap Two-Day Slump Amid Optimism Over Budget" Bloomberg 4:29 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Strengthen After Obama Speaks; Nasdaq Dips on Apple" TheStreet 4:29 PM
  • "Stocks end mixed as afternoon rally cools" CNNMoney 4:29 PM
  • "Stocks Hit One-Month High: U.S. stocks rose, marking a one-month high for the Dow industrials, as investors watched budget negotiations and a measure of service-sector activity topped expectations." [Paid Membership Required] 4:30 PM
  • "Stocks: Investors refocus on jobs" CNNMoney 9:11 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks up on China optimism; Nokia rallies/Nokia shares rally on China partnership news" MarketWatch 1:04 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:46 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:12 PM

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