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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "A Deeper Look Inside the Mind of Apple CEO Tim Cook" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:57 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook announces plans to manufacture Mac computers in USA"  Rock Center 7:51 AM
  • "Apple CEO announces entire line of Macs to be made in America: In an exclusive interview with Brian Williams airing tonight at 10pm/9c on NBC's 'Rock Center,' Apple CEO Tim Cook announced one of the existing Mac lines will be manufactured exclusively in the United States." NBC News 7:48 AM
  • "Tim Cook on Steve Jobs Comparisons" [Video Report] WSJ Blogs 5:09 PM
  • "Tim Cook preaches the new Apple gospel: Apple's chief professes his love for Apple and desire to do everything he can to make sure the company achieves its highest potential and avoids internal politics." CNET News 5:30 PM
  • "Apple to Resume U.S. Manufacturing" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:05 AM
  • "'Made in USA' polishes Apple's image: The Mac is coming back to America, but it's unclear whether Apple's decision to manufacture one line of computers at home is a serious shift in corporate strategy or a much-needed PR adjustment." Politico 9:48 PM
  • "Why Apple is Bringing Manufacturing Back to the United States" Forbes 11:39 AM
  • "At Apple care is everything, Cook confirms with US Mac manufacturing jobs promise" Computerworld 9:29 AM
  • "Tim Cook: TV Is 'an Area of Intense Interest'" ["'When I go into my living room and turn on the TV, I feel like I have gone backwards in time by 20 to 30 years,' Cook told Williams at the end of the interview. 'It's an area of intense interest. I can't say more than that.'"]  TheStreet 8:24 AM
  • "Apple TV hinted at by CEO Tim Cook: Cook has some harsh words for the television industry, suggesting that the maker of iPads, iPhones, and iMacs may have something up its sleeve." CNET News 8:55 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Transparency, $100M U.S. Mac Manufacturing Investment, Forstall, Maps And More" TechCrunch 8:58 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple's executive reshuffle 'takes us to a whole new level'" The Next Web 8:58 AM
  • "Apple's Power Within/Whether Apple's share-price plunge is justified comes down to one question: Is the iPhone maker a hardware or a software company? Right now, it is more the latter. And that is why the 22% drop in the shares since their September peak creates an opportunity for investors." [Paid Membership Required] 7:59 PM
  • "Apple Hysteria: Focus Instead on Astonishing Numbers and Core Strategy"  Forbes 7:52 AM
  • "FTC Slams Google for Seeking iPhone, iPad Ban"  AllThingsD 8:53 AM
  • "Jury misconduct issue in Apple v. Samsung is over in 83 sec.: Judge dispenses with motion with a terse 'I think that topic has been fully briefed'" Fortune 8:38 PM
  • "Samsung on peace with Apple: 'The ball's in their court'/In contrast to statements made by Samsung Mobile Chief J.K. Shin last month, an attorney for the company tells a California judge that Samsung is willing to make nice with its rival."  CNET News 9:09 PM
  • "Apple and Samsung Tangle on Damages and Juror" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:38 PM
  • "Apple v Samsung: Judge revisits patent verdict" BBC 9:32 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung spar in court, ruling to come" Reuters 9:08 PM
  • "Apple v. Samsung Judge: 'It's Time for Global Peace'" Wired 8:38 PM
  • "At key Apple-Samsung hearing, judge talks lower damages: But Apple's lawyer says a billion-dollar verdict alone is a 'slap on the wrist.'" Ars Technica 8:34 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung Back in Court: Companies Battle Over $1.05 Billion Damages From Patent Trial's August Verdict" [Paid Membership Required] 8:05 AM
  • "Apple favored in 4 of 5 issues in Thursday's Samsung hearing" Fortune 8:52 AM
  • "Samsung lawyers file copy of Apple patent settlement with HTC" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:54 AM
  • "WiLan sues Apple, HTC, Sierra Wireless" Reuters 5:07 PM
  • "Apple Hires Hacker Who Helped Save Windows From Security Hell: Apple has hired a noted computer security researcher who helped Microsoft lock down its Windows operating system. Kristin Paget — formerly known as Chris Paget — now works on Apple's security team. Just over five years ago, she was part of a small team of elite hackers brought in by Microsoft to lock down Windows Vista."  Wired Magazine 8:26 AM
  • "Apple hires whitehat hacker who helped Microsoft probe and secure Windows Vista" The Next Web 8:59 AM
  • "Former Windows Vista hacker now hardening OS X, iOS at Apple" Ars Technica 3:48 PM
  • "Pixelmator Apologizes for Crashes Resulting from Nvidia Driver Bug" MacRumors 2:10 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Second OS X 10.8.3 Beta to Developers" MacTrast 5:06 PM
  • "Speeding up Chrome on Macs: Chrome is one of the fastest Web browsers around, but on Mac OS X it can get really, really slow. Here are two ways to restore its speed." ZDNet 1:54 PM
  • "Crumplepop HDR for GoPro (review)" IT.Enquirer 11:16 AM
  • "Mac 101: Dealing with the Dock" Macworld 9:23 AM
  • "Converting Media in iTunes 11" iLounge 3:52 PM
  • "Find The Download Manager Again In iTunes 11 [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:17 AM
  • "iTunes 11: Change music files to podcasts" Mac OS X Hints 10:04 AM
  • "How To Overcome The Trials And Tribulations Of Mac Screen Sharing" Mac 360 7:56 AM
  • "Battery Life Dismal? CPU Going Wonky? Here's How To Fight Flash On A Mac" Mac 360 7:56 AM
  • "Record Audio On Your Mac Just Like We Did In The 1980s With The TapeDeck App" NoodleMac 7:56 AM
  • "The Better Way To Monitor Your Mac, Protect Your Privacy, And Secure Files Is Hands Off!" McSolo 7:55 AM
  • "If You Could Have Only One Mac Backup And File Sync App, This Is The One To Choose" BohemianBoomer 7:56 AM
  • "How To Plan A Vacation Getaway With The Bellhop In Your Mac" TeraTalks 7:56 AM
  • "Get Simple Notes, Tasks, Todo List, And Reminders On Your Mac For 99-cents" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "How Often Should I Change My Passwords?" Lifehacker 12:25 PM
  • "What's the Difference Between Malware, Trojan, Virus, and Worm?" Intego 11:55 AM
  • "Spotlight and the ability to process AppleScript/UNIX commands?" AppleDailyReport 8:44 AM
Press Releases
  • "Final Cut Pro X 10.0.7" TidBITS 3:46 PM
  • "The 2012 Mactuts+ Holiday Gift Guide" Mactuts+ 9:26 AM
  • "TeamViewer 8 Released, with Windows 8 and Retina Support" AnandTech 9:25 AM
  • "RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum Rolls Onto Mac Game Store" Inside Mac Games 9:23 AM
  • "The Book Of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles At MGS" Inside Mac Games 9:23 AM
  • "ExactCODE announces OCRKit Cloud - fast and scalable OCR in the cloud" ExactCODE 8:03 AM
  • "Create stunning animations with Animationist from Synium Software" prMac 8:59 AM
  • "Zevrix Unveils BatchOutput PDF 2.0: Adds Hot Folder Processing" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "USB Network Gate 2 for Mac: Share USB Over RDP and iOS Devices Support" prMac 7:47 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "China Unicom's iPhone 5 reservations double to 200,000 in 3 days" The Next Web 5:28 PM
  • "China Unicom takes over 200K iPhone 5 reservations" Electronista 5:28 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Hints About Move Into Television Biz" Forbes 8:53 AM
  • "Apple will invest $100 million to bring Mac production back to the US next year, says Tim Cook" The Next Web 8:59 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple will spend $100M to build Macs in US next year" GigaOM 9:09 AM
  • "Tim Cook tells NBC Apple will be building Macs in the U.S." Fortune 8:19 AM
  • "Tim Cook on life at Apple, building Macs in the U.S. and screwing up Maps" Houston Chronicle 9:26 AM
  • "Former Apple CEO John Sculley: 'People underestimate how well Apple is run'" Macworld UK 9:09 AM
  • "T-Mobile CEO: Our iPhone experience will be 'dramatically different'/John Legere confirms that the iPhone is coming, a change that promises to lift a shadow long hanging over the carrier. But then there's the LTE question." CNET News 3:50 PM
  • "T-Mobile Sprints for iPhone" [Paid Membership Required] 8:02 PM
  • "Apple forecast to sell as many as 5M T-Mobile iPhones in first year" AppleInsider 4:10 PM
  • "T-Mobile USA Getting Some Apple Mobile Products Next Year" AllThingsD 11:54 AM
  • "T-Mobile USA to Begin Selling Apple Products in 2013" MacRumors 11:58 AM
  • "T-Mobile Finally Gets the Apple iPhone" Wired 4:10 PM
  • "Get Ready. The iPhone Is Coming To T-Mobile USA." RazorianFly 11:58 AM
  • "T-Mobile USA enters into an agreement with Apple to bring its products to market in 2013" The Next Web 12:02 PM
  • "T-Mobile USA to Carry iPhone" [Paid Membership Required] 1:40 PM
  • "T-Mobile Announces Agreement With Apple, Likely To Offer The iPhone, iPad Or Both In 2013" TechCrunch 12:02 PM
  • "Can T-Mobile handle the iPhone? What to expect if the iPhone officially comes to T-Mobile." CNET 3:50 PM
  • "New iPhone Lands in Samsung Country" WSJ Blogs 9:36 AM
  • "HTC-Apple patent deal forbids cloning of Apple 'user experience'" IDG News Service 11:55 AM
  • "Apple's patent licensing pact with HTC released -- mostly" CNET News 8:27 AM
  • "Apple-HTC patent deal doesn't include designs, 'cloned' iDevices" The Register 8:24 AM
  • "Apple's ranking in China smartphone market falls to No.6: IDC" Reuters 8:03 AM
  • "Is Apple Losing Share of the Tablet Market?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:57 AM
  • "iPad Expected to Represent the Lion's Share of Tablet Shipments for at Least 4 Additional Years" PadGadget 9:23 AM
  • "Apple Maps fiasco make's MAD's '20 Dumbest' list: The satirical magazine is pulling no punches with Tim Cook and company, declaring the Maps disaster one of the least intelligent moments of 2012." CNET News 12:27 PM
  • "Top 25 Developers Receive Half of App Store Revenue" Forbes 9:48 PM
  • "It's Personal: Mystery of the new Apple store at Plaza at King of Prussia" Philadelphia Inquirer [Free Registration Required] 8:52 AM
  • "iPad mini 4G out now on pricey EE contracts, 3G available too" Crave @ CNET 8:52 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Detained software guru McAfee hospitalized in Guatemala" Reuters 3:12 PM
  • "McAfee posts from Guatemalan detention, asks for help" CNET News 3:10 PM
  • "Gartner: Amazon, HP cloud SLAs are 'practically useless'" Network World 12:02 PM
  • "Bend it like Samsung: new Galaxy phone may have unbreakable screen" Reuters 10:04 AM
  • "Smartphone maker HTC November sales fall 31 percent on year" Reuters 10:04 AM
  • "Google updates Maps for 10 European countries through Ground Truth scheme" ZDNet 1:57 PM
  • "Happy Endings: Google Reportedly Working On Parental Controls For Chrome" TechCrunch 1:24 PM
  • "Google+ is 'fastest-growing network thingy ever': Gundotra" MarketWatch 2:50 PM
  • "Google+ Introduces 'Communities' To Replace Old School Groups, Forums And Message Boards" TechCrunch 1:24 PM
  • "Web Video, On Your TV, That Looks Like TV" AllThingsD 9:43 AM
  • "RIM outlines program for enterprise clients to adopt BB10" Reuters 10:04 AM
  • "Gmail graduates 3 Labs features: Send and archive, Default reply to all, and Quote selected text" The Next Web 1:59 PM
  • "Live @ 10 PM ET: Tim Cook, GTA Vice City, T-Mobile, iPhone sans contract, Eneloop Batteries" Insanely Great Mac 3:36 PM
  • "Transporter Will Put Your Data Online But Off-Cloud" MacVoicesTV 11:52 AM
  • "Foxconn Plans American Expansion as Clients Seek Made in U.S.A."  Bloomberg 12:02 PM
  • "Foxconn Planning U.S. Expansion Alongside Apple's Push for Domestic Mac Production" MacRumors 11:58 AM
  • "Following Tim Cook's announcement that Apple will bring Mac manufacturing to the U.S., Foxconn says it plans to expand U.S. operations" 9 to 5 Mac 12:02 PM
  • "Tim Cook confirms U.S. Mac production to ramp up in 2013" CNET News 8:27 AM
  • "Apple returning to old stomping grounds for U.S.-made iMacs?" CNET News 8:27 AM
  • "A Short History of Apple's Manufacturing in the U.S." WSJ Blogs 6:04 PM
  • "Tim Cook: Some Mac Production Coming to U.S. Next Year" DailyTech 11:54 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple Will Build Some Macs In The US Next Year" AllThingsD 10:05 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Macs Are Coming Home" TheStreet 9:18 AM
  • "iPad Mini ship times improves to one week" CNET News 8:27 AM
  • "Apple courting Chinese developers to strengthen iOS in China: The company increasingly sees China as a major market for growth." Ars Technica 3:52 PM
  • "Fun Rumour: Is This The New Apple iPhone 5S?" Forbes 8:56 AM
  • "Apple will most likely continue using in-cell touch panels in its next generation iPhone" DigiTimes 8:04 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Invents Displays with Hidden Audio Sensors for the Mac, TV, iDevices, Video Glasses & More" Patently Apple 8:54 AM
  • "Apple patent hints at media playback gestures — and an iTV?" AppleDailyReport 10:32 AM
  • "Apple Invents Custom Vibration Notification System for iDevices" Patently Apple 7:40 AM
  • "Apple's smart to-do list uses context to create and trigger tasks" AppleInsider 8:57 AM
  • "Two Apple patents reflect the 'sandboxing' in Mountain Lion" AppleDailyReport 10:30 AM
  • "Apple working on 'White Box' security feature for computing devices" AppleDailyReport 10:32 AM
  • "Apple Inventions Advance Ejectable Component Modules, Cameras & Thermal Management Technologies" Patently Apple 4:23 PM
  • "The incredibly annoying case of the Apple TV update" ZDNet 8:56 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "The Sims Medieval For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:42 AM
  • "Worm vs Birds For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:42 AM
  • "Pizza Vs. Skeletons For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:42 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Display Buyer's Guide -Up To $170 Off Apple 27 ' Thunderbolt Display" MacReviewZone 10:31 AM
  • "A Holiday Gift Guide Best Selling iPhone Headsets -From $7 To $300 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 11:41 AM
  • "New in-box MacBook Air, $699; 13-inch MBP, $1,089" FairerPlatform 7:42 AM
  • "Splasm Software is cutting the price of CheckBook and CheckBook Pro by over 50% to celebrate CheckBook's 10th birthday. Both products will be on sale at the Mac App Store and on Splasm's website Start tracking your finances with a great sale...CheckBook's 10th Birthday Sale! Special price starts at $9.99 on 12/6. Price goes up $1 every day until 12/16!" Splasm Software 7:57 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 16 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 9:23 AM

  • "iPad 4 (Late 2012) Review" AnandTech 6:02 PM
  • "LaCie Porsche P'9223 Slim review: Fast, stylish SSD drive for MacBook users" Macworld UK 9:26 AM
  • "How to turn your iPhone into a projector" CBS News 8:56 AM
  • "Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 (review)" IT.Enquirer 9:54 AM
  • "Gadling Gear Review: SYSTM iPhone Cases" Gadling 8:56 AM
  • "Acase Supperleggera Pro Case for the iPad Mini Review" Run Around Tech 9:26 AM
  • "Reviews: Macally FlexFitT5 Flexible Protective Case for iPod touch 5G" iLounge 12:03 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Camera+ for iOS review: Still making your pictures even better" CNET Reviews 7:37 PM
  • "Review: Twitterrific 5 brings elegance to the foreground" Macworld 12:25 PM
  • "Twitterrific 5 Is A Fresh Take On Twitter For The iPhone And iPad [Review] Cult of Mac 9:11 AM
  • "Twitterrific 5.0 Review" 148Apps 9:23 AM
  • "Evernote 5 review: An interface overhaul improves this popular note-taking app" Macworld UK 9:26 AM
  • "City Guides, Offline Maps (for iPhone)" PC Magazine 5:07 PM
  • "iRecycle app for iOS and Android Review" SlashGear 2:11 PM
  • "Three Apps for Sending Season's Greetings From Your Smartphone" AllThingsD 9:45 AM
  • "Review: Apple's Remote app gets a new iPad interface, support for Up Next" Macworld 9:23 AM
  • "Cobook for iPhone: finally a good way to manage your contacts on the go" The Verge 9:08 AM
  • "Deep Dive With Google's Snapseed Team: Android App Launches, iOS Is Free And Instagram Should Watch Out" TechCrunch 8:58 AM
  • "Christmas Shop from Your Couch with Catalog Spree – iPad App Review" PadGadget 11:55 AM
  • "The Mac's Best Password Manager App Also Runs On iPhone And iPad" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "True Skate for iOS review: Get the perfect grind down a stairway rail" CNET Reviews 3:48 PM
  • "The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth Review" Mac|Life 11:55 AM
  • "Embrace Your Inner Farmer in Hay Day – iPad App Review" PadGadget 6:05 PM
  • "Raiden Legacy Review" 148Apps 9:23 AM
  • "Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders Review" 148Apps 9:22 AM
  • "Buying Guide: iPhone 5 cases" Macworld 9:23 AM
  • "Tim Cook believes Apple's 'laser focus' will keep it from becoming Sony" AppleInsider 9:32 PM
  • "Tim Cook & Steve Jobs: Apple's Ultimate Tag Team"  Bloomberg 7:21 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review -The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 6:59 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook on corresponding with customers, iTypos" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:36 PM
  • "Tim Cook: I've Dropped Physical Keyboards, Uses iPad '80% of the Time'" MacRumors 6:04 PM
  • "My Mac mini is my 2012 tech boyfriend" TUAW 5:09 PM
  • "Macs Were Already Being Assembled in the USA" Tech.pinions 5:05 PM
  • "Apple Must Sue, But So Too Must It Innovate — And Soon"  Wired 1:49 PM
  • "Why The 2013 Mac Pro Will Be Made Exclusively In The USA" Cult of Mac 12:25 PM
  • "Throwing cold water on Apple's made-in-the-U.S.A. Mac" CNNMoney 12:03 PM
  • "Apple Losing Its Cool? Branding strategist Stephen Beck on the demographic trends of Apple consumers." [Video Report] FOXBusiness 11:52 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Throwing the bathtub out with the bath water" Macworld 10:04 AM
  • "For Apple, Repairability Rules Don't Apply" MacNewsWorld 9:26 AM
  • "Apple's new factories" asymco 9:22 AM
  • "Does S stand for Spring?" asymco 9:22 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook talks Forstall, privacy, and making Macs in the USA" Ars Technica 10:56 AM
  • "Sorry, But Tim Cook Didn't Just Announce An Apple TV Set"  Forbes 12:27 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook hints at plans to build a TV" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:41 AM
  • "Cook hints at Apple HDTV, talks $100M for US Mac production" Electronista 9:20 AM
  • "Apple Maps, Android Jabs, and More: Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks" Gizmodo 9:17 AM
  • "Tim Cook changes tune, television now 'an area of intense interest'" Engadget 9:10 AM
  • "Apple TV no longer just a hobby, now an area of 'intense interest'" The Verge 9:08 AM
  • "The Best Quotes From Tim Cook's Incredible Businessweek Interview [Round-Up] Cult of Mac 9:11 AM
  • "An Enthusiastic Over-Interpretation Of Tim Cook-isms" AppleBitch 8:50 AM
  • "Fork In The Road For Apple?" Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "Remember The 1990s When Apple Was Near Death? Who's Beleaguered Now?" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "How Predicting The Future Of iPad vs. Tablets Is A Ridiculous Guessing Game" PixoBebo 7:55 AM
  • "Why you're right to be obsessed with Apple stock" Fortune 8:53 AM
  • "Blame Screen Size: Mobile Browsers Flunk Security Tests/More than 90% of mobile device browsers now in use failed safety checks, find Georgia Tech researchers." InformationWeek 3:26 PM
  • "Beyond quad-core: What's next for mobile processing power" CNET News 3:10 PM
  • "PCs: Continued Soggy Results This Quarter and Next, Says Longbow" Barron's 2:52 PM
  • "10 ways cloud computing will change in 2013" ZDNet 1:56 PM
  • "Looking closely at HP's object storage: Questions Answered" The Register 1:36 PM
  • "Slice multi-touch keyboard cuts the Android" TG Daily 1:33 PM
  • "Android Takes Off in China, But Google Has Little to Show for It" Technology Review 1:25 PM
  • "5 tips for buying (great) video games for young players" NBC News 12:27 PM
  • "Why you should buy a new smartphone every two years" NBC News 12:26 PM
  • "Samsung tops list of most viral tech ads of 2012" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:19 PM
  • "You'll never get Google Fiber -- but you don't need it anyway" InfoWorld 12:02 PM
  • "15 essential Chrome extensions for power users" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 12:02 PM
  • "What Pandora should really be worrying about" Fortune 11:47 AM
  • "Too late to save Nokia?" EE Times 11:18 AM
  • "Computerworld's 2012 holiday gift guide: Discover more than 40 great tech gifts to give and get this year" Computerworld 11:08 AM
  • "Gadget Gift Guide: Best in Gaming Gear" ABCNews 10:10 AM
  • "Cloud Collaboration Tools: Big Hopes, Big Needs" InformationWeek 10:05 AM
  • "Buy your next smartphone at...Blockbuster?" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:45 AM
  • "Why the Wheels are Falling off Microsoft" Tech.pinions 10:30 AM
  • "The Onion: Apple To Fix Map Software By Rearranging Earth's Geography" TechCrunch 8:58 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "'Teal'c's Revenge' DLC Coming to 'Stargate Command' App, Brings 1-on-1 Battling to Cheyenne Mountain" Touch Arcade 5:05 PM
  • "Citizens Bank Mobile Banking Apps For iPhone®, Android™ Receive #1 Ranking For Customer Satisfaction" Business Wire 4:12 PM
  • "iHome Smart Brief + Mac" iLounge 4:11 PM
  • "Get a free iOS app every day from AppGratis: Unlike most freebie finders, this one separates the wheat from the chaff to bring you a single hand-picked gem." CNET Reviews 3:49 PM
  • "Google Now app updated to take on iOS Passbook" PCWorld 1:42 PM
  • "Cobook Brings Its Unified Address Book To iPhone" TechCrunch 12:01 PM
  • "WaterField Unveils New MacBook Pro, Air and Retina HardCase Laptop Bag" MacPrices 11:55 AM
  • "SynthEyes 3D Tracker continues rapid advances" Architosh 11:35 AM
  • "Apple Releases Twelve Days Of Christmas App For 2012" AppleBitch 1:37 PM
  • "Apple launches 12 Days of Christmas app internationally for 2012" 9 to 5 Mac 10:34 AM
  • "New InterCall MobileMeet Now Available for Smartphones" Business Wire 9:56 AM
  • "Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition Now Available for iOS Devices" Business Wire 9:56 AM
  • "GTA Vice City on iPhone, iPad and Android out today" Crave @ CNET 8:52 AM
  • "Zensorium announces app accessory to monitor cardiorespiratory health" Insanely Great Mac 8:44 AM
  • "The Creators of Critter Escape Bring You Mix-A-Muck! (iOS)" GamesBizWire 7:55 AM
  • "Twitterrific 5 for iOS Now Available" Mashable 7:48 AM
  • "A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, But Sometimes That Isn't Enough" prMac 7:23 PM
  • "Sauce Digital Release Ice Riders, Update Snow Fight for iOS" prMac 8:59 AM
  • "Britton Mobile Development Releases Photo Collages 1.0" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "iPoe Collection Vol 2 - Top Notch Interactive Poe Stories" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "How Many Fish Can You Catch In Flick The Fish?" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Graffiti Words Paints the App Store ... Yellow???" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Sales Productivity App Now Available on iPhone-ASPEC Mobile by SalesWays" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "InstaRepost 1.0 for iOS - Repost a Photo on Instagram Without a Camera" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "DocAS 6.0 iPad - Annotate/Reorder/Convert to PDFs, Text/Audio Notes" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "The Virgin App available on the App Store and the Android Market" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "Classic Norwegian fairytales retold through interactive storybook apps" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "2x2 Flip Free: A Flipping fun puzzle game for your iDevices is out now" prMac 7:48 AM
  • "PSOFT MOBILE Releases Touchless App AR EnergyBall for iPhone, iPod touch" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "The Best Free iPhone App to find and enjoy Indian Movies from YouTube" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Super Mad Cats is Available Now for iOS and Android Devices" prMac 7:47 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell Taps Own Social Expertise For New Services: Dell continues to evolve away from its PC roots with a new social media consultation service." InformationWeek 11:52 AM
  • "Dell taps Suresh Vaswani president of services arm" MarketWatch 9:44 AM
  • "Dell Names Suresh Vaswani President of Services Arm" WSJ Blogs 9:50 AM
  • "Why Microsoft's Anti-Google Marketing Campaign Blew Up In Its Face" Forbes 11:36 AM
  • "Microsoft's license price increase 'lose-lose' for enterprises, say analysts: Cashing in on BYOD by boosting 'user' CALs pricing by 15%" Computerworld 11:07 AM
  • "Can Microsoft Survive If Windows 8 Fails?" CIO 12:35 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface sales not expected to top 600,000 this quarter" PCWorld 12:31 PM
  • "Microsoft joins cloud storage price war with 28 percent Azure cut" ZDNet 1:56 PM
  • "Microsoft follows cloud storage rivals by slashing Azure costs" V3 1:41 PM
  • "Skype prepping video messaging" ZDNet 1:56 PM
  • "Facebook in talks to buy Microsoft ad technology: reports" Reuters 2:56 PM
  • "'HP has just days to cough what it knew about Autonomy': HP will have to bare all in its beef with Autonomy's former management before the year is out, a former SEC advisor has suggested." Channel Register 1:37 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard: Can Meg Whitman Clean Up Leo's Leftover Mess?" Seeking Alpha 2:54 PM
  • "Mark Hurd Interview: Oracle Leading Or Following?" InformationWeek 11:52 AM
  • "Intel CEO Otellini Sees Successor Coming From Inside" Bloomberg 9:48 AM
  • "Intel's Otellini Says Company Will Probably Tap Insider To Succeed Him" AllThingsD 9:43 AM
  • "Intel to detail tri-gate advances at IEDM" EE Times 11:18 AM
  • "IEDM preview: Intel's 22nm mobile technology and more" ZDNet 1:52 PM
  • "Intel to Ship Processors to Myanmar" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Intel: We could be a foundry if the fit was right" ZDNet 1:53 PM
  • "Intel reaffirms its socketed CPUs support for the 'forseeable future'" Ars Technica 7:14 PM
  • "Intel: Margin Pressures Could Take The Stock Lower In Early 2013" Seeking Alpha 5:08 PM
  • "AMD scales back on chip orders" TG Daily 6:05 PM
  • "Cisco and Microsoft Invest in London as U.K. Gives $81 Million" Bloomberg 9:49 AM
  • "Cisco tweaks partner programs to drive APAC reach" ZDNet 1:56 PM
  • "Congress Looks to Stop U.S. R&D From Landing in Other Countries" CIO 12:34 PM
  • "US Congress passes another resolution opposing UN Internet takeover" IDG News Service 12:33 PM
  • "U.S. ambassador on WCIT: Keep the Internet out of this conference" ZDNet 1:52 PM
  • "The U.N. and the Internet: What to expect, what to fear (FAQ)/The U.S., Canada, and European allies are squaring off against Russia and China at a U.N. Internet summit. At stake: the future of how the Internet will be run." CNET News 10:01 AM
  • "UN Control of Web Could 'Open Door to Censorship'" PC Magazine 12:30 PM
  • "ITU says 'network outage' after website cyberattack disrupted Dubai conference: Hacktivist group Anonymous angered by ITU's effort to gain influence over the Internet" Network World 12:35 PM
  • "UN net meeting 'hit by hackers' causing website disruption" BBC 10:15 AM
  • "Dubai talks on possible new UN Internet security rules apparently hit by website hackers" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 1:47 PM
  • "WCIT ITU Conf Site Disrupted – Hackers Claim Responsibility" InternetNews 11:53 AM
  • "How the fiscal cliff affects IT: The so-called fiscal cliff has the potential to send the U.S. economy into a tailspin. Here are the specific changes that could hit the IT industry." Network World 12:34 PM
  • "IT industry could be blindsided by fiscal cliff: As threats of a fiscal cliff loom over the entire U.S. economy, the IT industry appears to know surprisingly little about it." Network World 12:34 PM
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Apple News
  • "Apple's Margins Will Stay Strong In FY13" Seeking Alpha 2:04 PM
  • "What matters to Apple investors now" MarketWatch 2:04 PM
  • "Apple Rebounds, but Kass Remains Bearish" CNBC 5:30 PM
  • "A classic Apple slingshot: It suffered its biggest one-day loss in four years Wednesday. On Thursday it sprang back" Fortune 11:52 AM
  • "Apple Rebounds in Flat Market" [Paid Membership Required] 9:56 AM
  • "Apple shares turn positive, up 1.5%" MarketWatch 9:56 AM
  • "AT&T Comments (Among Other Things) Hit Apple's Shares" Forbes 9:47 PM
  • "With Apple Stock Falling, Be Sure You Do This" Money Morning 3:42 PM
  • "AAPL Back in the Green; Topeka Cheers 'Apple Monitor' Data" Barron's 10:05 AM
  • "Haverty: Why Isn't Apple Buying Stock?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 11:41 AM
  • "Apple's Slide: Was It Really About Year-End Tax Selling?" Forbes 11:39 AM
  • "Apple's market cap falls below $500 billion as shares keep falling" Reuters 9:18 AM
  • "Apple shares take biggest one-day hammering in 4 years" The Register 8:24 AM
  • "What's at the Core of Apple's Stock Slide?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:23 AM
  • "Where does Apple stock go from here?" Fortune 8:53 AM
  • "How Big Is the Worm in Apple?" [Video Report] TheStreet 8:25 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech stocks rally behind Apple, Akamai/Shares of Apple turn from earlier losses as Tim Cook makes rounds" MarketWatch 3:53 PM
  • "U.S. stocks rise as cliff watch continues: Safeway Inc. joins the crowd speeding up cash dividends" MarketWatch 3:53 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Apple Rebounds Amid Budget Talks" Bloomberg 10:21 AM
  • "Wall Street Wavers; Apple Shares in Focus" FOXBusiness 11:49 AM
  • "Stocks Climb as Apple Shares Rebound" TheStreet 2:40 PM
  • "Tech Stocks boost market as Apple rebounds" CNNMoney 5:11 PM
  • "Stocks Close Higher Ahead of Jobs Report, Led by Techs" CNBC 5:11 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Higher" [Paid Membership Required] 5:11 PM
  • "Stocks: Waiting for a deal" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "U.K. stocks hold gains after BOE decision" MarketWatch 9:44 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks struggle; Japan at 7-month high" MarketWatch 9:36 AM
  • "Europe Markets: German stocks hit nearly 5-year high, Europe gains" MarketWatch 2:41 PM
  • "German Stocks At 5-Year High" [Paid Membership Required] 2:41 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:12 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:12 PM

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