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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, December 8, 2012


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Weekend Highlights: Jury in the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finds the South Korean company must pay $539 million to Apple in damages—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; in other legal news, court documents reveal Apple did actually know "iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models" concerning touch disease; several articles at Triangle Business Journal cover Apple's close ties with Research Triangle Park, asking if area is actually ready for larger Apple presence, seeing possible revolution in area tech community with Apple's decision; Low End Mac warns of using SATA III drives in a Mac only equipped to handle SATA II; Jon Collins catches up with the creators of Mellel word processor for Mac; Apple blocks Steam app on iOS meaning you can no longer enjoy PC games on your iDevice, Killian Bell at Cult of Mac calls ban "silly".

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  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook moves out of Steve Jobs' shadow: This week Cook granted a pair of candid interviews that underscored the difference in both style and substance between the two men."  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:52 AM
  • "Apple To Make Hollywood an Offer It Can't Refuse"  Cult of Mac 7:43 PM
  • "Apple CEO's Pledge to Make Macs in the U.S. Seen Adding 200 Jobs"  Bloomberg 7:42 AM
  • "Apple to create 3,800, bringing back innovation and jobs to U.S." Examiner 1:00 PM
  • "Why Apple Manufacturing Needs Few Workers" Tech.pinions 3:23 PM
  • "Apple's U.S. Mac-making plan would create 200 jobs -- report" CNET News 7:34 PM
  • "Apple and Google making joint bid for Kodak patents, report says: An Apple-Google joint effort to procure Kodak's patents could auger a somewhat less litigious atmosphere in the future." CNET News 7:29 AM
  • "Apple's upcoming iOS update to unlock full Bluetooth keyboard control for Apple TV"  9 to 5 Mac 1:06 PM
  • "Why is Wall Street losing its appetite for Apple?" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Judge Frustrated with Apple, Samsung Lawyers in Copyright Trial" eWeek 1:02 PM
  • "Billions at stake in Apple's decision: Chip factory search, which may include region, comes as industry's tides shift" Albany Times Union 8:01 AM
  • "Apple's 'Made in USA' computer likely to be Mac Pro" Fortune 7:37 AM
  • "Apple CEO on challenge of keeping company cutting edge" [Full Video Interview]  NBC News: Rock Center 12/7
  • "Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook interviewed by NBC's Brian Williams"  Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12/7
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook's full NBC Rock Center interview [Video]"  9 to 5 Mac 12/7
  • "Watch Tim Cook's Full Interview On Last Night's NBC Rock Center Here [Video] Cult of Mac 12/7
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Announces U.S. Mac Production, Warns: 'Don't Bet Against Us'" Time 12/7
  • "Tim Cook Again Expresses Intense Interest In TV Market, But Mutes The Real Issues" Forbes 12/7
  • "FaceTime: Apple Television' killer feature/Tim Cook hints heavily that video chat will be the Apple Television's killer feature" Macworld UK 12/7
  • "Apple to Reel In Some Manufacturing Jobs" MacNewsWorld 12/7
  • "Apple brings manufacturing of Macs back to the U.S." Marketplace 12/7
  • "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] 12/7
  • "Region may have Apple's eye: Top-secret talks hint firm is weighing area for new plant" ["However, industry insiders say that it is more likely that one of the major chip suppliers is looking at this region for a site to build a factory to satisfy Apple's incredible demands for processors for its products."]  Albany Times Union 12/7
  • "Mapping Apple's Retail Expansion"  MacStories 12/7
  • "On Legacy iPhones and Cannibalization" AllThingsD 12/7
  • "Apple Scoffs At Judge's Notion Of 'Global Peace': Apple, Samsung trial judge makes a plea for peace, but Apple isn't having any of it." InformationWeek 12/7
  • "Apple, Samsung patent judge: 'I feel like I'm in Groundhog Day here'/Samsung tried its very hardest to argue for a retrial in a hearing with Apple yesterday, as the fruity firm pushed for additional damages on top of the $1bn it already won."  The Register 12/7
  • "Apple v. Samsung: Why peace can't happen in the patent war" Computerworld 12/7
  • "German court stays Samsung lawsuit against Apple over smiley input method patent" Foss Patents 12/7
  • "The real threat that Samsung poses to Apple" asymco 12/7
  • "Apple v. Samsung Back in Court: Here's What the Judge Will Decide" Mashable 12/7
  • "Apple and Samsung: A defining rivalry in a changed mobile market" Reuters 12/7
  • "Federal Circuit grants FRAND supporters more time to file amicus briefs in Apple-Google case" Foss Patents 12/7
  • "Wi-LAN Sues Apple over LTE based iPhone 5 and iPad 3" Patently Apple 12/7
  • "Microsoft starts to push Hotmail users to, hints at future Mac client" The Verge 12/7
  • "Apple hires ex-Microsoft Vista security researcher" The Inquirer 12/7
  • "iTunes 11: Pathetic performance when editing tags" Betalogue 7:43 PM
  • "One way to tackle captive network connection errors in OS X: Adjustments to certificate handling for some captive network setups may help overcome network access errors or blocks that prevent e-mail or Web access." MacFixIt 12/7
  • "Organize your OS X Spotlight searches for better results: While it may seem logical to prioritize commonly accessed file types in Spotlight's search results, doing the opposite may in fact be more convenient." MacFixIt 12/7
  • "Join CD Tracks option not appearing in iTunes 11" iLounge 12/7
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting iTunes 11" Macworld 12/7
  • "How to Add Retina Display Support to Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac" MacTrast 1:06 PM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/This week readers e-mailed in questions about Target Display mode in iMac systems, RAM purchases for Macs, and more." MacFixIt 12/7
  • "iTunes 11 for old fogies: Where did all that stuff go?" TUAW 12/7
  • "Review: Curio 8 gives you more planning and presenting power" Macworld 12/7
  • "How to use iTunes in the Cloud under iTunes 11" iMore 12/7
  • "Use These Sweet Keyboard Shortcuts To Control iTunes 11 [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 12/7
  • "Scripts to disable and enable password for lock screen after sleep or screen saver" Mac OS X Hints 12/7
  • "How Do You Track Carbs On A Mac? There's A Carbydacious App For That" TeraTalks 12/7
  • "You Can't Do Anything About The Weather But You Can Watch It Better On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 12/7
  • "How To Convert Video Files On A Mac, Free And With Drag and Drop Simplicity" McSolo 12/7
  • "An Easier And Free Way To Take Notes On Your Mac (the secret is in the Mac's menubar)" NoodleMac 12/7
  • "The Mac And iPhone Home Budget App I Want To Love (but love is a fleeting thing)" Mac 360 12/7
  • "Bored With Your Environment? Fix It With The Environment Enhancer App" Mac 360 12/7
  • "The New Animation Kid In Town: Animationist Brings Easy Title Art Animation To The Mac" Mac 360 12/7
  • "OS X 10.8.2 Update Fixed, Sonnet's Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion Chassis, and More 'Book News" Low End Mac 9:21 PM
  • "I'm not a troll, stop calling me one/OPINION: The other day I wrote a column criticizing iTunes. It was somewhat harsh. 'Each new upgrade brings more suckage into your computer,' I argued under the headline, 'Won't Someone Take iTunes Out Back and Shoot It?'" Slate 12/7
  • "iTunes 11 and Classical Music" Kirkville 12/7
Press Releases
  • "Wallpaper Weekends: Winterize Your New iMac" MacTrast 1:06 PM
  • "Mac Apps: Little Snitch 3.0.2, OS X Server 2.2, Quicksilver 71 updates" FairerPlatform 7:33 AM
  • "Cult of Mac Discovers Unix" Rixstep 7:32 AM
  • "SecureMac Guide - Top 10 Security Tips for Mac OS X Mountain Lion" prMac 12/7
  • "Batman: Arkham City GotYE Available For Pre-Order At MGS" Inside Mac Games 12/7
  • "ResExcellence is under new ownership. The new site will take a different approach than the original, but we'll never forget our roots - there will be Mac OS X customization articles and a legacy category for pre-OS X content. The new site will focus on Mac/iOS news, reviews, tips and more." ResExcellence 12/7
  • "Mac Video Pro: Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Motion updates" FairerPlatform 12/7
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Best Buy sends five iPads in error, says 'keep them': In an attack of holiday spirit, Best Buy admits it made a mistake in sending a customer five iPads instead of one. The company says the customer should give the extras to people in need." CNET News 3:33 PM
  • "Heartless teen steals iPhone from wheelchair of quadriplegic man with cerebral palsy who needs device to SPEAK" Daily Mail (UK) 1:01 PM
  • "Survey: Most Filipinos want a gadget for Christmas" ["Most of them wanted an Apple product. The top answer was the iPhone, then follows the iPad, the iPod and the Macbook Air. Several people also wanted Samsung's Galaxy products."] YugaTech 8:24 PM
  • "Soon Your Phone Will Be Able To Figure Out How You're Feeling" Gizmodo 9:49 AM
  • "A U.S. Apple factory may be robot city: Apple will need to rely on automation to make its U.S. factory work" Computerworld 12/7
  • "Aerial photos offer overhead look at Apple's Oregon data center site" AppleInsider 12/7
  • "Live stream: Brian Williams & The Verge editor Joshua Topolsky answer questions about Tim Cook interview" NBC News 12/7
  • "Apple move excites Elk Grove: It was a source of community pride – the first candy-colored iMac computers, the ones that fueled Apple's comeback in the late 1990s, were assembled at the company's Elk Grove campus." Sacramento Bee 12/7
  • "'Made in USA' not just Apple: Apple's announcement that it will shift some of its production back to the United States hopefully will encourage other companies to follow suit, manufacturing industry insiders said: even if Apple's move is mostly a symbolic step." Fortune Small Business 12/7
  • "Apple's iPad Ad Impressions vs. Unit Market Share" Forbes 12/7
  • "Amazon, Samsung, Google tablets are 'credible competition' to the iPad: report" ZDNet 12/7
  • "Scalpers Lay Seige to iPad Mini Launch in Beijing" WSJ Blogs 12/7
  • "Turnout for Apple's iPad mini in mainland China is minimal" Fortune 12/7
  • "China's mini Apple takes slice of smartphone pie" Reuters 12/7
  • "Video: Apple's iPhone 5 draws crowds in Samsung's home turf" Fortune 12/7
  • "Apple Brings iPad Mini to India" WSJ Blogs 12/7
  • "iPad mini and iPad 4 Goes on Sale in Malaysia Today" VernonChan 12/7
  • "iPhone Sales Should Get a Modest Lift From T-Mobile" AllThingsD 12/7
  • "Without iPhone, Japan's biggest mobile carrier is losing subscribers at a record rate" VentureBeat 12/7
  • "China's mini Apple takes slice of smartphone pie" Reuters 12/7
  • "Mobile developers: this is how you get 500,000 installs in one day" VentureBeat 12/7
  • "Apple's Jony Ive supports UK design industry as they tell Michael Gove to put design into the EBacc: Apple's design chief signed a letter to education minister asking him to reconsider omission of art and design in the EBacc qualification" Digital Arts 12/7
  • "iPads Continue To Vanish At The Airport Thanks To Thieving TSA Officers" Cult of Mac 12/7
  • "Pepsi Launches Promo With Apple's Passbook" Mashable 12/7
Non-Apple News
  • "Verizon Wants to Track Your Movements While You Watch TV" Mashable 8:24 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Muse takes on the iPod Shuffle: The tiny and stylish MP3 player does for Samsung what the iPod Shuffle does for iOS." CNET Reviews 12/7
  • "Make IT Better: Every pupil should have the chance to code, says Raspberry Pi creator" V3 12/7
  • "RIM touts importance of 4G to BlackBerry 10 success" V3 12/7
  • "Sony silently surprises with web-based digital store" TG Daily 12/7
  • "These contact lenses have embedded LCD displays" TG Daily 12/7
  • "A Personal Assistant Created from the Crowd by Smart Software" Technology Review 12/7
  • "Samsung's New Premium Suite Update Brings Split-Screen Multitasking To The Galaxy S III" TechCrunch 12/7
  • "PayPal phishing scams ramp up for holidays" CSO 12/7
  • "Cablevision Increasing Broadband Prices by $5 Per Month" PC Magazine 12/7
  • "Go Phishing: Rapid7 Lets Companies Test Their Own Networks" CRN 12/7
  • "Kindle Fire Family Now Available at GameStop" PC Magazine 12/7
  • "Kindle Fire line builds its voice and touch accessibility skills: Amazon is expanding support for two important accessibility features to its entire Kindle Fire tablet series." CNET News 12/7
  • "YouTube Makeover Offers Larger Videos" Webmonkey 12/7
  • "YouTube redesigns again, tightens focus on channels" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12/7
  • "Google Kills Free Google Apps For Business, Now Only Offering Premium Paid Version To Companies Of All Sizes" TechCrunch 12/7
  • "Google to start charging small businesses for Google Apps: The company has done away with a free version available to firms with 10 or fewer users, but private users are still free" IDG News Service 12/7
  • "The Vergecast 057 - December 7th, 2012" The Verge 9:40 AM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Kirk McElhearn, Macworld's 'iTunes Guy,' and best-selling author Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 12/7
  • "Podcast: Tim Cook, GTA Vice City, T-Mobile, iPhone sans contract, Eneloop Batteries" Insanely Great Mac 12/7
  • "U.S. Patent Office Says The 'Steve Jobs Patent' For iPhones And iPads Is Invalid" Business Insider 1:04 PM
  • "Apple's Flagship Multi-Touch Patent Has Been Tentatively Invalidated" Gizmodo 1:08 PM
  • "Four Apple Patents Reveal How Siri Performs Smart Related Tasks" Patently Apple 12:26 PM
  • "Teardown and Upgrades for 21.5' iMac, a Month with Samsung's Chromebook, and More Mac News" Low End Mac 9:29 PM
  • "U.S. patent office declares 'the Steve Jobs patent' entirely invalid on non-final basis"  Foss Patents 12/7
  • "Apple's Iconic 'Steve Jobs Patent' Gets Discredited By U.S Patent Office" Cult of Mac 12/7
  • "The Next Step in Apple's Glass Project Revealed!" Patently Apple 12/7
  • "Apple Patent A Reminder That It's Working On Google Glass-Style Wearable Tech, Too" TechCrunch 12/7
  • "Apple says new 27-inch iMac orders will ship in January" 9 to 5 Mac 12/7
  • "New 27-inch iMacs to now ship in January" CNET News 12/7
  • "The 27 Inch iMac Will Now Not Ship Until January 2013" AppleBitch 12/7
  • "Could Tim Cook's New Made-In-USA Mac Actually Be An Apple TV? [Rumor] Cult of Mac 12/7
  • "US Mac production likely to still rely on Foxconn, not American companies" AppleInsider 12/7
  • "Will Apple Bring a Larger Foxconn Presence to the U.S.?" 24/7 Wall St. 12/7
  • "iPad family aces battery tests while Android tablets lag" PCWorld 12/7
  • "Apple encouraging Chinese iOS app development" CNET Asia 12/7
  • "Apple Store Christmas shipping deadlines" MacPrices 12/7
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Interlocked For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:02 AM
  • "Cybernarium For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:02 AM
  • "Crazy Bikers 2 Free For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:02 AM
  • "Rail Maze Pro HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 12/7
  • "Collagetastic For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/7
  • "SpyPic For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 12/7
  • "Best Selling iPhone Accessories -From $18 To $285 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 12/7
  • "iPad mini Buyer's Guide -Want It For The Holiday's At A Reasonable Price.... Order Now" MacReviewZone 12/7
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/7
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/7
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/7
  • "Best Buy offering a $25 gift card with iPhone 5 purchase" iDownload Blog 12/7

  • "Apple Wireless Keyboard: Trying to Work More with the iPad" eXtensions 9:39 AM
  • "Great Input Devices for the iOS Artist" macProVideo 9:41 AM
  • "Sena WalletSlim iPhone 5 Case Review: Amazing Wallet Case" GottaBeMobile 9:49 AM
  • "Review: Just Mobile AluBase and AluRack for MacBook Pro and Air" Beatweek Magazine 7:33 AM
  • "Review: Thin is in with new 21.5-inch iMacs but user upgrades, SuperDrive are out" Macworld 12/7
  • "Review: 21.5-inch 2012 iMac takes two steps forward, one step back/The new iMac is attractive, but makes compromises in the pursuit of thinness." Ars Technica 12/7
  • "Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display review" PC Advisor 12/7
  • "Game Shootout: 'late 2012" 21.5-inch iMac Core i5 2.9GHz versus other Macs" Bare Feats 12/7
  • "iKeep review: A handy accessory for absent-minded iPhone owners" Macworld UK 12/7
  • "Expression Photo XP-850 is a fast, fine 'Small-in-One" AppleDailyReport 12/7
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iPhone 5 Camera Purple Haze Fix Can Be Achieved Using This App" Redmond Pie 1:08 PM
  • "Is Seed Mail Better Than The Email App You're Using?" App Advice 1:06 PM
  • "DataVault for iPhone and iPad now supports automatic iCloud backup" iMore 7:44 PM
  • "Sooner: A gorgeous wheel-based to-do list app for iOS" The Next Web 9:49 AM
  • "Rescue Your Friends From Being Trapped in Crystals with Gem Smashers – iPad App Review" PadGadget 10:03 AM
  • "All Things Appy: 5 Best iOS Transportation Apps" MacNewsWorld 12/7
  • "Check the status of your flight with Flightboard for iPhone and iPad" iMore 12/7
  • "SupperKing: New App Lets You Invite Strangers to Your Next Dinner Party" Techland 12/7
  • "Give Your iPhone Free Gifts HD To Help You Shop For Gifts By Using Your iPhone" Mac 360 12/7
  • "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City brings the 80s back to Android and iOS" CNET Reviews 12/7
  • "Linked Together Review" 148Apps 12/7
  • "Pong World Review" 148Apps 12/7
  • "iPoe 2 - The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection Review" 148Apps 12/7
  • "Minigore 2: Zombies Review" 148Apps 12/7
  • "Crumble Zone Review" 148Apps 12/7
  • "Hype Machine Review" 148Apps 12/7
  • "How To Initiate File Downloads On A Mac Via iOS Device" Redmond Pie 7:44 PM
  • "How To Set Volume Buttons On iPhone To Control Screen Brightness" Redmond Pie 7:44 PM
  • "iPhoneography: back to the basics with KitCam and its powerful controls" iDownload Blog 9:40 AM
  • "Make text more readable on your iPad mini" Macworld 12/7
  • "What Should I Do to My Computer Before I Sell It?" Lifehacker 12/7
  • "Q&A: Using iTunes Music on a Windows Phone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/7
  • "Should malware risks factor into the iPhone vs. Android debate? In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers advice about whether the risk of malware should factor into one readers decision about which smartphone OS to buy." CNET News 12/7
  • "Three reasons a Windows 8 laptop leads, MacBook lags: While the MacBook Air is a wonderful design, it's not perfect. And HP offers some compelling reasons to consider a Windows 8 laptop." CNET News 7:34 PM
  • "The Curious Way T-Mobile Unveiled its Apple Partnership" Forbes 3:40 PM
  • "Finally: Apple and Google said to bid $500M for Kodak imaging patents" VentureBeat 1:08 PM
  • "Op-Ed: An Apple Television Would Be A Horrible Idea" App Advice 1:06 PM
  • "Barbra is bullish on Apple" Fortune 1:00 PM
  • "Burnt bridges: Apple's rise now sees it stand alone"  TrustedReviews 9:48 AM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: It's a wonder" Macworld 9:44 AM
  • "Mumbling at Siri" iSource 9:40 AM
  • "Apple and Google team up for $500 million bid on Kodak patents" iDownload Blog 7:45 AM
  • "Apple and Google supposedly join forces to buy out Kodak patents" iMore 7:45 AM
  • "Apple + Google Bid on Kodak Patents" Tapscape 7:33 AM
  • "Why Apple Got a 'Made in U.S.A.' Bug" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/7
  • "Apple iPad & iPad mini Smoke the Competition's Battery Life" The Mac Observer 12/7
  • "How to Change the TV Habits of Viewers, 10 Million at a Time" The Mac Observer 12/7
  • "Why I'm writing on the iPad" Macworld 12/7
  • "Apple's Bad Omen From Losing To Nokia In China" Forbes 12/7
  • "iPad mini vs. Nexus 7: The debate"  Macworld 12/7
  • "Apple's bringing some manufacturing back to the U.S. But is it just a stunt?" VentureBeat 12/7
  • "iPad 5: release date, specs, price, news and rumours" T3 12/7
  • "Does It Matter if Apple Makes Macs in America? Apple's decision to bring the manufacturing of some Macs back to America should boost national morale, but it's mostly a gesture of good will that will serve Apple's image more than anything else."  CIO 12/7
  • "Made in USA: Works for GE, Can for Apple, too" FairerPlatform 12/7
  • "Would You Pay More For A 'Made In The U.S.A.' Mac?" Forbes 12/7
  • "One future of Apple's US manufacturing, as suggested by the fantasy assembly line Steve Jobs built at NeXT in the 1980s" Quartz 12/7
  • "What Tim Cook's interviews revealed about the past, present, and future of Apple" iMore 12/7
  • "10 Follow Up Questions For Apple CEO Tim Cook, If You Please" Forbes 12/7
  • "'Post-PC' is more than just marketing buzz for Apple CEO Tim Cook" BGR 12/7
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to Brian Williams: 'Don't bet against us.'/NBC interview offers a few frank quotes from Cook about Apple and Steve Jobs." Ars Technica 12/7
  • "Quotations from CEO Cook" Fortune 12/7
  • "Excited About Apple TV? Don't Watch This Video" AllThingsD 12/7
  • "Apple sees TV 'as a market that's been left behind'" GigaOM 12/7
  • "Has Apple gone soft? Tim Cook, say it ain't so: Bloomberg Businessweek suggests that with recent corporate expressions such as moving some Mac production to the U.S., Apple is showing its 'softer side.' Oh, really?" CNET News 12/7
  • "Tim Cook tells Brian Williams that 'TV has been left behind'" The Verge 12/7
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Goes Public To Reveal More Of What Makes Apple Tick" PixoBebo 12/7
  • "Modern Combat 4 for iPad, iPhone: The Reviews Are In" Tapscape 12/7
  • "So this is how it ends: DARPA demos a flying drone with a 6-foot claw (Video)" Engadget 12/7
  • "Want to see what the first GamePad looked like?" CNET News 12/7
  • "McAfee's wild and crazy ride leads back to Belize" MarketWatch 12/7
  • "RIM BlackBerry 10: Initial Impressions Positive" TheStreet 12/7
  • "15 holiday gamer geek gifts" [Slideshow] ZDNet 12/7
  • "My Nexus S can't keep up with Android's pace, but I'm (mostly) not bitter" ZDNet 12/7
  • "Inside ARM: The British success story taking the chip world by storm" ZDNet 12/7
  • "Your Own Private Google: The Quest for an Open Source Search Engine" Wired Magazine 12/7
  • "Christmas tablet frenzy to shake up corporate IT in 2013" V3 12/7
  • "Developers Will Love This: Facebook Now Auto-Generates Documentation From Source Code" TechCrunch 12/7
  • "Carrier Wi-Fi, optical net markets are booming" EE Times 12/7
  • "10 gifts for obscenely wealthy PC fanatics" [Slideshow] PCWorld 12/7
  • "Triumph and disaster: Two migrations to OpenOffice/Two cities dumped Microsoft Office for OpenOffice, with vastly different results. Here's what went right -- and terribly wrong" InfoWorld 12/7
  • "GameStop: Can it brave the digital storm?" Fortune 12/7
  • "US video game sales 'dip' despite mega-launches" BBC 12/7
  • "T-Mobile Ending Phone Subsidies: A Victory For Transparency" BYTE 12/7
  • "My Best Tech Gift Ever: A 133MHz IBM PC 350" CNET News 12/7
  • "CarryAlongs Dominate, Enterprise Struggles and Hacktivists Rule in 2013" AllThingsD 12/7
  • "Tech Guru Mark Anderson's Top 10 Predictions For 2013" Forbes 12/7
  • "Reality Absorption Field: The one-two punch (minus the two)" TUAW 12/7
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Behind the bits of Twitterrific 5" iMore 7:44 PM
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: Animal tracks" [Slideshow] Macworld 1:10 PM
  • "Handwriting-To-Speech iPad Application Makes Talking a Reality" prMac 7:43 PM
  • "The new iOS app Wombi Ice Cream Allows Kids to Make Ultimate Sundaes" prMac 9:44 AM
  • "Kids Planet Discovery for iOS - Kids Discover and Experience our World" prMac 9:44 AM
  • "Turn the Messages You Write to Crushes & Friends into Puzzles w/ PuXXles" prMac 7:36 AM
  • "The Cranks from Nevosoft Now Available for iPhone/iPad on the App Store" prMac 7:36 AM
  • "Tesla's Electric Mist - Classic Adventure Game released on iOS" prMac 7:36 AM
  • "Monolith Interactive Releases Finger Wars - a Twisted Finger Ninja Game" prMac 7:36 AM
  • "Legendary Wars 2.0 - Massive free follow-up to Legendary Wars out now" prMac 7:36 AM
  • "CJ Educations, the creator of Play 123, announced release of Zoo Buddies" prMac 7:36 AM
  • "Art App Best Of Gauguin is Released For iOS" prMac 7:36 AM
  • "Draw Something Pro Released for iPad" iClarified 12/7
  • "Cardign Launches A New Way To Network With The iPhone Via Image Recognition" TechCrunch 12/7
  • "Pages, Numbers, Keynote for iOS Updated for Accessbility" The Mac Observer 12/7
  • "Sega Ditches the Arcade Action in New iPad Word Game Spellwood" PadGadget 12/7
  • "MacPractice Releases HIPAA-Compliant PatientCheck In App for iPad and iPad Mini" MacPractice 12/7
  • "Use GoPicture And Do Something With All Of Those Vacation Snapshots" App Advice 12/7
  • "Use Your iPad To Create The Greatest Ugly Christmas Sweater Ever [Video] Cult of Mac 12/7
  • "The 25 Best iPhone Games" Mac|Life 12/7
  • "The iPhone 5 pans 360°" TG Daily 12/7
  • "Clear Your Weekend Schedule - 'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' for iPad Hits the App Store" Touch Arcade 12/7
  • "Baldur's Gate Enhanced for iPad is now available" TUAW 12/7
  • "The Boombot Rex is a durable speaker with Siri support" iDownload Blog 12/7
  • "Final Fantasy IV Will Come To iOS Devices Dec. 20, Giving Us Another Chance To Pay For It Again" TechCrunch 12/7
  • "Kickfolio Brings iOS Applications To The Browser" TechCrunch 12/7
  • "Test Your 4th Generation iPad with These 9 Games" Mashable 12/7
  • "JOGPOCKET for iPhone / iPod touch / Galaxy S3 / Smartphones" USBfever 12/7
  • "Quo - High Quality Lifestyle" prMac 12/7
  • "Educational Game App for iPad and iPhone Aimed at Empowerment of Kids" prMac 12/7
  • "Yuyao Renovated Its PDF Reader Pro With New User Interface and Features" prMac 12/7
  • "adaptIO, LLC releases first free app - ViralTV for iOS" prMac 12/7
  • "Contact Santa - New App to Call Santa in the App Store" prMac 12/7
  • "Catch a Train this Holiday on your iPad or iPhone with iRunTrains 3.0.0" prMac 12/7
  • "Turn Photos Into Puzzles and Try to Stump Your Buds w/ WhatZ'Odd for iOS" prMac 12/7
  • "Ordet: Everyone's Favorite Little Word Game for iOS-Words from 7 Letters" prMac 12/7
  • "Wait, a Timer like no other: Probably the Best iPhone Timer - No, Really" prMac 12/7
  • "Yuyao Renovated Its PDF Reader Pro With New User Interface and Features" prMac 12/7
  • "adaptIO, LLC releases first free app - ViralTV for iOS" prMac 12/7
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 8 Sales Plagued By Tablet Delays: Windows 8 tablets powered by Intel's Atom 'Clover Trail' chip were supposed to hit the price-performance sweet spot: but just try finding one." InformationWeek 9:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro has only 4 to 5 hours battery life" PC-Tablet 7:54 AM
  • "Is Microsoft Taking a Bite of Apple's Chinese Success?" The Motley Fool 7:48 AM
  • "Bringing the start menu back to Windows 8 is bad news" The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "Dell founder 'turned down Autonomy': Billionaire entrepreneur Michael Dell has revealed that Autonomy was offered to him before it was bought by Hewlett-Packard, but that he rejected the British software firm because it was 'overwhelmingly obvious' that it was overpriced." Telegraph 8:53 PM
  • "HP, RIM take flak from nervous financial industry customers" Reuters 7:59 AM
  • "HP to Apple: We already make PCs in the US, thank you very much" Neowin 9:41 AM
  • "Can HP and Dell Duplicate IBM's Success?" TheStreet 12/7
  • "IBM Draws Flak for Change to 401(k) Plan" Bloomberg 12/7
  • "IBM Shakes-Up 401(k) Benefit Policy Payment Terms" [Video Report] Bloomberg 12/7
  • "IBM Launches Cloud Docs; Eyes Google, Microsoft: IBM gets serious about becoming a player in end-user cloud services for the enterprise." InformationWeek 12/7
  • "IBM adds collaboration tools to SmartCloud" V3 12/7
  • "Goldman Sachs: Microsoft has gone from 97% of computing market to 20%" Seattle Times 12/7
  • "China Unicom, Microsoft Forge Alliance To Boost Windows Phone Sales In China" TechCrunch 12/7
  • "Microsoft to release 'critical' Windows 8, IE10 patches" ZDNet 12/7
  • "Windows 8, RT to receive more critical patches next Tuesday" CNET News 12/7
  • "Microsoft to push Surface tablets through retailers in two-phase rollout?" ZDNet 12/7
  • "Surface tablets may be heading to retailers soon: Redmond is set to begin selling its Surface RT devices through non-Microsoft retail stores in two phases, a source tells one Windows watcher." CNET News 12/7
  • "Microsoft pulls the plug on its Silverlight.Net site" ZDNet 12/7
  • "Xbox 360 outshines Wii U in November, NPD says" CNET News 12/7
  • "2 Emerging Markets HP Should Enter to Turn Itself Around" CIO 12/7
  • "Dell storage boss Topgun Thomas leaves 'to pursue a new opportunity': Darren Thomas, head of Dell's Storage Group, is leaving the company, following several quarters of declining revenue and an influx of new executive blood into Dell." The Register 12/7
  • "AMD Cuts Chip Orders From Globalfoundries Amid PC Slump" Bloomberg 12/7
  • "AMD slashes chip orders as PC market slumps: The company has reduced orders to contract chip maker GlobalFoundries in the current quarter from $500 million down to $115 million" IDG News Service 12/7
  • "Intel upping Atom ante" EE Times 12/7
  • "Intel releases open source GraphBuilder for big data" V3 12/7
  • "Intel says it remains committed to user-replaceable CPUs for 'foreseeable future'" ZDNet 12/7
  • "Cisco's Chambers Affirms Revenue Target Amid Expansion" Bloomberg 12/7
  • "Cisco's Chambers: Here's How We've Outgunned Our Competitors" CRN 12/7
  • "Cisco's mid-term growth strategy betting on IT software, security" ZDNet 12/7
  • "Cisco bets on software and services for mid-term growth" Reuters 12/7
  • "Cisco CEO sees tech services driving steady growth" MarketWatch 12/7
  • "Cisco to 'Bring Sex' to Marketing Campaign" TheStreet 12/7
  • "FAA urged to allow portable devices during takeoff" TG Daily 12/7
  • "The UN's Internet power grab: An FAQ/What it is, what it isn't, and how it will affect you." PCWorld 12/7
  • "Silicon Valley Needs To Get Out More: The next great technology problems to solve are out there in rail yards, power plants and farm fields. If Silicon Valley is going to drive this 'Internet of things,' it needs to build closer ties with companies in established industries." InformationWeek 12/7
  • "The grinch who stole IT's Christmas: Bad news about IT wages and bonuses, as well as job pressures from offshoring and shift to the cloud, dampen holiday cheer" InfoWorld 12/7
  • "Why the desktop PC may see a comeback in the mobile era" InfoWorld 12/7
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Two Key Reasons Why Apple Is Getting Crushed" CNBC 7:43 PM
  • "Apple's troubles dampen markets" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 7:46 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple's stock price reflects 'fantastically pessimistic assumptions" MacDailyNews 12:59 PM
  • "Apple may not rescue tech earnings this time" MarketWatch 12/7
  • "Apple wins top berth in analyst survey: Apple Inc. won the top rank in Institutional Investor's annual survey as analysts shine on the maker of iPhones and iPads." MarketWatch 12/7
  • "What is Apple Worth -- $420 or $1,160?" Forbes 12/7
  • "Why Is Apple Stock So Manipulated"  Forbes 12/7
  • "Apple top and bottom targets hit, now what?" MarketWatch 12/7
  • "Don't Cry for Apple in China" Forbes 12/7
  • "Apple's Rotten Week" [Video Report] CNBC 12/7
  • "Will Apple Miss Its Estimates - And Every One After That?" Seeking Alpha 12/7
  • "Is The Apple Monitor Telling Investors to Buy on the Dip?" The Motley Fool 12/7
  • "How to Trade Apple's Bungee Jump" TheStreet 12/7
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple weighs on techs, but Groupon surges/Tech stocks finished the week on a mixed note Friday, with losses from bellwethers Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp., more drama from Netflix Inc. and surprise big gains from Groupon Inc." MarketWatch 12/7
  • "U.S. stocks edge up; Apple drags on Nasdaq: Nonfarm payrolls rise by 146,000, Dec. consumer sentiment falls" MarketWatch 12/7
  • "Stocks Close Mixed Amid Fiscal-Cliff Jitters" TheStreet 12/7
  • "Dow Climbs, But Apple Dents Nasdaq" FOXBusiness 12/7
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise on Employment Data Amid Budget Talks" Bloomberg 12/7
  • "Stocks finish mixed as Apple drags down techs" CNNMoney 12/7
  • "Dow Logs 3-Day Rally; Apple Tumbles 9% for Week" CNBC 12/7
  • "Blue Chips Climb 81 Points" [Paid Membership Required] 12/7
  • "Stocks headed for jobs boost" CNNMoney 12/7
  • "U.K. stocks close week 0.8% higher" MarketWatch 12/7
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks advance ahead of U.S. jobs data" MarketWatch 12/7
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rebound after strong U.S. jobs data" MarketWatch 12/7
  • "European Stocks Reverse" [Paid Membership Required] 12/7
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12/7
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Yahoo! News 12/7
  • "This year's worst stock could be 2013's best/Commentary: Bloodied Hewlett-Packard fits as contrarian play" MarketWatch 12/7
  • "Emerging Tech Stocks Rise to 2000 High; Samsung at Record" Bloomberg 12/7

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