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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, December 9, 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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  • "A Little Apple Goes a Long Way: The company is being tweaked for its relatively measly investment in U.S. manufacturing. But the impact of $100 million on the economy is nothing to sneeze at, writes Daniel Gross."  The Daily Beast 3:05 PM
  • "The enduring Apple TV Fantasy: We all want TV Done Right, free of the Soviet Era set-top box, UI and opaque contracts. We imagine Apple will put all the pieces together. But what's desirable and 'obvious' might not be so simple or soon..."  Monday Note 3:02 PM
  • "Has Apple Created Its Own Threat In Samsung?"  Forbes 11:43 AM
  • "Is Apple failing on the innovation front, while Samsung leaps ahead?" FirstPost 8:13 AM
  • "Tim Cook: Here's Why Jony Ive Won The Battle To Lead Apple Into The Future"  Business Insider 11:41 AM
  • "Does It Matter That Apple and GE Are Bringing Back Manufacturing?" Forbes 11:44 AM
  • "Foxconn US Expansion Likely Linked To Apple's American-Made Mac Initiative" redOrbit 8:03 AM
  • "Japan's DoCoMo Loses Subscribers As Customers Migrate to iPhone Carrying Networks" cellular-news 7:49 AM
  • "'Shape-shifters' face scrutiny: Starbucks, Google, Apple, eBay and other 'shape-shifting' corporations that route their business through intermediaries in tax havens may soon face an Australian tax from which other corporations will be exempt." WA Today (AU) 8:23 AM
  • "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] 12/8
  • "Apple To Make Hollywood an Offer It Can't Refuse"  Cult of Mac 12/8
  • "Apple CEO's Pledge to Make Macs in the U.S. Seen Adding 200 Jobs"  Bloomberg 12/8
  • "Apple to create 3,800, bringing back innovation and jobs to U.S." Examiner 12/8
  • "Why Apple Manufacturing Needs Few Workers" Tech.pinions 12/8
  • "Apple's U.S. Mac-making plan would create 200 jobs -- report" CNET News 12/8
  • "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 12/8
  • "Apple's upcoming iOS update to unlock full Bluetooth keyboard control for Apple TV"  9 to 5 Mac 12/8
  • "Why is Wall Street losing its appetite for Apple?" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 12/8
  • "Judge Frustrated with Apple, Samsung Lawyers in Copyright Trial" eWeek 12/8
  • "Billions at stake in Apple's decision: Chip factory search, which may include region, comes as industry's tides shift" Albany Times Union 12/8
  • "Apple's 'Made in USA' computer likely to be Mac Pro" Fortune 12/8
  • "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 12/8
  • "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
  • "Use iTunes 11 The Right Way With These Tips And Tricks [Feature] Cult of Mac 8:24 AM
  • "Simulation Favourites: Roller Coaster Tycoon release; and notes on Transport Tycoon" eXtensions 7:45 AM
  • "How to Add Retina Display Support to Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac" MacTrast 12/8
  • "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 12/8
  • "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
  • "Cubase 7 and Cubase Artist 7 Now Shipping" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "SSD Health Takes Care of Mac Users' SSD Drives" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Wallpaper Weekends: Winterize Your New iMac" MacTrast 12/8
  • "Mac Apps: Little Snitch 3.0.2, OS X Server 2.2, Quicksilver 71 updates" FairerPlatform 12/8
  • "Cult of Mac Discovers Unix" Rixstep 12/8
  • "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
  • "Square integrates Apple's Passbook and introduces gift cards for iOS app users" The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "Square launches gift cards: New service lets anyone give gift cards to friends or family, and have the value stored in Square Wallet. The initiative could be aimed at attracting would-be Apple Passbook users." CNET News 8:20 AM
  • "Square Adds Passbook Integration and Gift Cards" MacRumors 3:37 PM
  • "Thief steals iPhone from quadriplegic: A man who relies on an iPhone to communicate has it stolen from the tray of his wheelchair in the lobby of a Staten Island apartment building." CNET News 11:41 AM
  • "Australian Police Warn Against Use of Apple Maps Due to Safety Concerns" MacRumors 10:08 PM
  • "T-Mobile bets the iPhone will curb subscriber churn" iDownload Blog 3:10 PM
  • "Ex-city official, working on Apple expansion, benefits from contracting rules he helped develop" Austin American-Statesman [Free Registration Required] 8:13 AM
  • "Week In Review: Reporters' notebook/When Apple debuted its new mobile mapping service, its hilarious geographic gaffes brought complaints and ridicule to the computer giant." Las Vegas Review-Journal 7:48 AM
  • "The AppAdvice Week In Review: Tim Cook In Charge At Apple Edition" App Advice 8:24 AM
  • "Is Twitter Planning To Emulate The Swipe Filter Feature From EyeEm's Photo App?" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "The original Apple Macintosh computer was $2,495 ($5,555 in 2012 dollars): Sunday's Numbers" Cleveland Plain Dealer 8:23 AM
  • "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 12/8
  • "Heartless teen steals iPhone from wheelchair of quadriplegic man with cerebral palsy who needs device to SPEAK" Daily Mail (UK) 12/8
  • "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 12/8
  • "Soon Your Phone Will Be Able To Figure Out How You're Feeling" Gizmodo 12/8
  • "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 12/8
  • "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
  • "TUAW Talkcast: Tim Cook's media day, Twitterrific new look" TUAW 8:38 PM
  • "The Vergecast 057 - December 7th, 2012" The Verge 12/8
  • "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
  • "Here's how the Apple TV's new Bluetooth keyboard support works" iDownload Blog 8:02 AM
  • "Apple set to include Bluetooth keyboard support in the next Apple TV iOS update" iMore 8:03 AM
  • "New Apple TV Beta Software Adds Bluetooth Support For Wireless Keyboards" App Advice 8:14 AM
  • "U.S. Patent Office Says The 'Steve Jobs Patent' For iPhones And iPads Is Invalid" Business Insider 12/8
  • "Apple's Flagship Multi-Touch Patent Has Been Tentatively Invalidated" Gizmodo 12/8
  • "Four Apple Patents Reveal How Siri Performs Smart Related Tasks" Patently Apple 12/8
  • "Teardown and Upgrades for 21.5' iMac, a Month with Samsung's Chromebook, and More Mac News" Low End Mac 12/8
  • "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
  • "IOS 6 Wi-Fi problems keep hanging on" ZDNet 8:38 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Interlocked For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/8
  • "Cybernarium For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/8
  • "Crazy Bikers 2 Free For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/8
  • "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

  • "Review: Is Apple's 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Worth the Money?" Mashable 3:02 PM
  • "Apple's iMac gets update; warrants a look: Attractive, powerful but you will pay for the perks" USA Today 8:24 AM
  • "Review: XFLEX - A Handy Flexible Stand for Your iPad" MacTrast 4:50 PM
  • "TheHiShop Dual Plate Case for iPhone 5 Review" Run Around Tech 11:37 AM
  • "Apple Wireless Keyboard: Trying to Work More with the iPad" eXtensions 12/8
  • "Great Input Devices for the iOS Artist" macProVideo 12/8
  • "Sena WalletSlim iPhone 5 Case Review: Amazing Wallet Case" GottaBeMobile 12/8
  • "Review: Just Mobile AluBase and AluRack for MacBook Pro and Air" Beatweek Magazine 12/8
  • "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
  • "From Instapaper and Pythonista To Dropbox and Evernote As PDF" MacStories 3:05 PM
  • "Fun Steps – Cartoon iPhone Game Review: Funny Sounds for Kids" Tapscape 3:03 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Camera Purple Haze Fix Can Be Achieved Using This App" Redmond Pie 12/8
  • "Is Seed Mail Better Than The Email App You're Using?" App Advice 12/8
  • "DataVault for iPhone and iPad now supports automatic iCloud backup" iMore 12/8
  • "Sooner: A gorgeous wheel-based to-do list app for iOS" The Next Web 12/8
  • "Rescue Your Friends From Being Trapped in Crystals with Gem Smashers – iPad App Review" PadGadget 12/8
  • "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
  • "Add Music to iPhone or iPod Wirelessly Without Syncing iTunes" OS X Daily 3:58 PM
  • "How To Initiate File Downloads On A Mac Via iOS Device" Redmond Pie 12/8
  • "How To Set Volume Buttons On iPhone To Control Screen Brightness" Redmond Pie 12/8
  • "iPhoneography: back to the basics with KitCam and its powerful controls" iDownload Blog 12/8
  • "Make text more readable on your iPad mini" Macworld 12/7
  • "3 Simple Gmail Tips to Boost Email Productivity" OS X Daily 3:58 PM
  • "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
  • "Is Apple's on-shore manufacturing pledge good news for the future of the Mac Pro?" ZDNet 9:56 PM
  • "Apple, Google said to be pooling $500+ million for Kodak patents" Ars Technica 8:38 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will Soon be Friday" eXtensions 8:30 PM
  • "Why so many advertisers on Apple's iOS are still tracking with UDID" GigaOM 11:42 AM
  • "Two Reasons Apple Will Make A Television, Not Just A Little Apple TV Box" Business Insider 11:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro vs iPad 4: Tablet rivalry will heat up next year" PopHerald 8:28 AM
  • "The future of money: New paradigms for the checkout, banking & currency" The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "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 12/8
  • "The Curious Way T-Mobile Unveiled its Apple Partnership" Forbes 12/8
  • "Finally: Apple and Google said to bid $500M for Kodak imaging patents" VentureBeat 12/8
  • "Op-Ed: An Apple Television Would Be A Horrible Idea" App Advice 12/8
  • "Barbra is bullish on Apple" Fortune 12/8
  • "Burnt bridges: Apple's rise now sees it stand alone"  TrustedReviews 12/8
  • "The Macalope Weekly: It's a wonder" Macworld 12/8
  • "Apple and Google team up for $500 million bid on Kodak patents" iDownload Blog 12/8
  • "Apple and Google supposedly join forces to buy out Kodak patents" iMore 12/8
  • "Apple + Google Bid on Kodak Patents" Tapscape 12/8
  • "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
  • "Bose SoundDock with Lightning support coming later this month" iDownload Blog 3:58 PM
  • "Bose SoundDock III with Lightning Support Shipping Later This Month for $250" MacRumors 8:03 AM
  • "GKB Smart Applications launch Teezer, their first iPhone App" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Boost Your iPad Tablet with Best iPad Application Developer" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "NoPaper Magazine Published" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Square Igloo Holiday Season special" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Best Christmas Offer Up to 30% Off for iTunes DRM Converter" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "GhostBird Software Announce the Release of KitCam for iPhone" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "A New iPad App to Rediscover the Vintage Beauty of Clocks" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "An App That Takes You on a Historical Journey to Meet the Greatest Women" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Behind the bits of Twitterrific 5" iMore 12/8
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: Animal tracks" [Slideshow] Macworld 12/8
  • "Handwriting-To-Speech iPad Application Makes Talking a Reality" prMac 12/8
  • "The new iOS app Wombi Ice Cream Allows Kids to Make Ultimate Sundaes" prMac 12/8
  • "Kids Planet Discovery for iOS - Kids Discover and Experience our World" prMac 12/8
  • "Turn the Messages You Write to Crushes & Friends into Puzzles w/ PuXXles" prMac 12/8
  • "The Cranks from Nevosoft Now Available for iPhone/iPad on the App Store" prMac 12/8
  • "Tesla's Electric Mist - Classic Adventure Game released on iOS" prMac 12/8
  • "Monolith Interactive Releases Finger Wars - a Twisted Finger Ninja Game" prMac 12/8
  • "Legendary Wars 2.0 - Massive free follow-up to Legendary Wars out now" prMac 12/8
  • "CJ Educations, the creator of Play 123, announced release of Zoo Buddies" prMac 12/8
  • "Art App Best Of Gauguin is Released For iOS" prMac 12/8
  • "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
  • "Microsoft Could Break Open China With China Unicom Alliance" Seeking Alpha 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft's astonishing Windows 8 boondoggle" TabTimes 8:29 AM
  • "Android fanboys rage at Microsoft's Droid Rage hype: In pushing its Windows Phone 8, Microsoft turns to Twitter to ask for examples of Droid Rage: rage at Android malware. Androiders turn the account upside down." CNET News 11:44 AM
  • "HP Responds To Apple Manufacturing: We Have Always Been 'Made In USA'" The Inquisitr 8:27 AM
  • "All-in-one computer makes a comeback/Try this simple test at home: what's the name of Dell's best-selling PC? Anybody?" WA Today (AU) 8:28 AM
  • "Cisco aims for bigger services business, more software revenue" IDG 8:26 AM
  • "Google, Facebook ask court to reject patents on abstract ideas: Group of tech companies argue that combining abstract ideas with 'on a computer' is undeserving of a patent and stymies innovation." CNET News 3:57 PM
  • "Google's looming hegemony: If we factor Google geospatial applications + its unique data processing infrastructure + Android tracking, etc., we're seeing the potential for absolute power over the economy." Monday Note 3:03 PM
  • "Why Google and Facebook Will Fight for Pandora" Forbes 12:02 PM
  • "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 12/8
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro has only 4 to 5 hours battery life" PC-Tablet 12/8
  • "Is Microsoft Taking a Bite of Apple's Chinese Success?" The Motley Fool 12/8
  • "Bringing the start menu back to Windows 8 is bad news" The Next Web 12/8
  • "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 12/8
  • "HP, RIM take flak from nervous financial industry customers" Reuters 12/8
  • "HP to Apple: We already make PCs in the US, thank you very much" Neowin 12/8
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Tops Barron's 10 Favorite Stocks for 2013" Forbes 8:55 PM
  • "Apple's Big Selloff Misses the Point -- Here's Who Really Loses" The Motley Fool 8:38 PM
  • "Apple Not Only Large-Cap Bargain" Morningstar 8:02 AM
  • "Why Apple Investors are Running From the Tax Man" Forbes 8:01 AM
  • "Why Writing Covered Calls On Apple Might Be A Bad Idea" Seeking Alpha 8:55 PM
  • "Two Key Reasons Why Apple Is Getting Crushed" CNBC 12/8
  • "Apple's troubles dampen markets" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 12/8
  • "Analyst: Apple's stock price reflects 'fantastically pessimistic assumptions" MacDailyNews 12/8
  • "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
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks gain after U.S., China data/Stocks gained in Asia on Monday, as investors picked up on some signs of improvement in the world's top two economies." MarketWatch 9:02 PM
  • "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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