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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, December 20, 2012
 

 

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Tuesday Highlights: Apple's earnings being cheered by Wall Street analysts, but Barbara Kollmeyer wonders if "Apple's stock price [is] nearing its peak"; Jay Yarow at Business Insider calls the iPhone "a miracle", MacDailyNews disagrees, says "it's perfectly explainable"; either way you slice it, the latest iPhone 6 models have made a strong debut, while iPad sales have slowed; Tim Cook explains iPad decline, as well as the tablet's bright future; iCloud hack blamed on China, country denies involvement; OS X Yosemite experiences from readers at MacInTouch; Macworld offers a bottom-line suggestion as to whether or not you should upgrade to the new OS X; eXtensions reviews Desktop & Screensaver changes in Yosemite; iMore calculates "price of progress" with Handoff, Continuity in Yosemite; CNET points to new report calling the Apple Watch the "most exciting wearable on the horizon"; Apple Pay officially in the retail wild today, 9to5Mac lists where you can use it, Mashable, the AP, and AppleInsider review the new service; Digital Photography Review takes iPhone 6 Plus camera for an extensive test/review; iFixit has a teardown of the new Mac mini, and rob-ART Morgan, the "Mad Scientist" at Bare Feats posts his preliminary performance analysis of the new Retina iMac; PC Magazine article opines on why the new iMac matters...and why it doesn't.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple begins appeal in renewed bid to ban Samsung phones: Apple today took a step in trying to appeal a decision by a district court judge not to ban a number of Samsung phones in the U.S." CNET News 4:07 PM
  • "Apple Appeals After Failing to Block Samsung Devices" Bloomberg 4:11 PM
  • "Apple appeals ruling over Samsung ban" USA Today 7:14 PM
  • "Apple Files Appeal of Ruling Denying Samsung Sales Ban" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:23 PM
  • "Apple takes quest for Samsung product ban to appeals court" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:26 PM
  • "A 2011 law made it easier to challenge Apple's patents"  Fortune 7:42 AM
  • "Tentatively invalid: the most valuable multitouch patent asserted by Apple at Samsung trial"  Foss Patents 8:16 AM
  • "U.S. agency rejects Apple 'pinch-to-zoom' patent in initial ruling" Reuters 7:53 AM
  • "US patent office: Nice try Apple, but pinch-to-zoom is NOT a new invention" The Register 7:54 AM
  • "Apple's Billion-Dollar Patent Rejected But The War Is Not Over" Forbes 11:45 AM
  • "Apple's patent victory may be small in larger battle with Samsung" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:53 AM
  • "EU to make antitrust charges against Samsung soon" ["The EU competition watchdog is investigating whether Samsung broke EU competition rules by filing patent lawsuits against Apple."]  Reuters 8:05 AM
  • "Samsung Faces EU Antitrust Objections Over Apple Patent Clash" Bloomberg 8:39 AM
  • "2012: The Year Apple Was Forced To Play Defense" ReadWrite 7:48 AM
  • "Tim Cook Named TIME Person of the Year Runner-Up"  MacNewsWorld 1:47 PM
  • "Apple's Chinese App Store opens loophole that dodges censorship safeguards"  The Next Web 7:46 AM
  • "iPhone 5's Impact On U.S. Economy Estimated At $75 Billion in 2012" BGR 8:43 PM
  • "Apple Sued over Apple TV & iTunes Interactive Video Services" Patently Apple 10:25 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple seeds OS X v10.8.3 beta to developers" AppleTell 8:14 AM
  • "Apple releases OS X 10.8.3 build 12D44 to developers" 9 to 5 Mac 4:09 PM
  • "Apple seeds new OS X 10.8.3 build two days after previous version's release" AppleInsider 4:09 PM
  • "Mac users get an official Ubuntu One client" PCWorld 7:58 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How to tame annoying alert sounds in OS X: OS X supports a few custom handling options for alert sounds to make them less intrusive." CNET Reviews 8:27 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Review: MailMate 1.5 is no frills, all business when it comes to email" Macworld 8:01 AM
  • "MacCleanse 3 review: Removing apps, duplicate files and unwanted logs from your Mac is much easier dedicated clean-up tool MacCleanse." Macworld UK 8:13 AM
  • "Project Canvas review: Presentation building tool Project Canvas proves to be inspiring and infuriating in equal measure." Macworld UK 8:13 AM
  • "About Mission Control" Macworld 8:01 AM
  • "Automator workflow of the month: Sending holiday greetings" Macworld 8:01 AM
  • "How to Get a 20% or Higher Discount on All of Your Mac App Store Purchases" Mactuts+ 8:16 AM
  • "How to Delete all Photos from an iPhone All at Once" MacTrast 7:30 AM
  • "Showing Duplicate Items in iTunes 11 Tips" iLounge 11:59 AM
  • "Free Toolbox Brings Templates To Apple's Pages App (except for the 'free' part)" Mac 360 7:31 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Apple can benefit from lukewarm Windows 8 reception"  PCWorld 2:36 PM
  • "Examining Apple's Security Efforts in 2012" TidBITS 1:30 PM
  • "Steve Jobs wanted Apple's browser Safari called 'Freedom'" Ars Technica 2:16 PM
  • "Steve Jobs wanted to name Safari 'Freedom', 'Alexander' or 'iBrowse'" iDownload Blog 10:44 AM
  • "When I first heard the name 'Safari'"  Don Melton 9:52 AM
Press Releases
  • "New Ways to Save on Borderlands 2 and DLC" Aspyr 7:14 PM
  • "e-on software releases Carbon Scatter 2" Architosh 3:45 PM
  • "F1 2012 racing game released for Mac" The Loop 8:36 AM
  • "Rabbit aims to lift the limits on video chat, Mac beta coming next year" TUAW 8:13 AM
  • "SoftRAID LLC announces SoftRAID version 4.5.1 - Critical Upgrade for 2012 Mini Servers" SoftRAID 8:10 AM
  • "Corrupt Mac Volumes Can Now Be Fixed with Stellar's Volume Repair" prMac 7:29 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Home-Automation Startup R2 Studios in Acquisition Talks: A secretive startup founded by the man who popularized the Slingbox has been in talks with companies considering buying it, people close to the company say, with Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Apple Inc. cited as participants." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:46 PM
  • "Apple, Google, Microsoft all in bids to purchase home automation company, reports WSJ" The Verge 3:46 PM
  • "Apple's Passbook Is a Surprise Success for Developers"  Wired 8:49 AM
  • "Australian university to issue 11,000 iPads next year: The initiative is part of a curriculum overhaul at the University of Western Sydney that will stress a 'blended learning model.'"  CNET News 7:56 AM
  • "UK retailers look to Apple's iPad mini to save high street sales" Computerworld 9:16 AM
  • "The iPhone Is Bringing Billions Of Dollars And Thousands Of Jobs Into Texas" Business Insider 7:53 AM
  • "Nielsen: Apple, Google Big Winners in Year of the Smartphone" PC Magazine 8:41 PM
  • "Google Play is growing faster, but Apple's App Store brings in way more money: Distimo" The Next Web 8:59 AM
  • "Google Play Grows Fastest, But App Store Sees Four Times As Much Revenue [Report] Cult of Android 9:56 AM
  • "Distimo app market Report: iOS app store revenues 430% bigger than Google Play, but growing slower" VentureBeat 11:36 AM
  • "Google Play surges, but Apple's App Store is still No. 1" CNET News 10:29 AM
  • "Android conversion rates higher than iPhone: Stats" Econsultancy 9:29 AM
  • "Study shows Apple devices actually gained mobile ad share in 2012: now 63%, up from 47% the year before" VentureBeat 11:37 AM
  • "In Piper Jaffray re-test, Siri raises her grade from a D to a C: In a quiet room, the latest version understood 91% of questions, correctly answered 77%" Fortune 11:05 AM
  • "Siri's reliance on Google cut in half with iOS 6" AppleInsider 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's Siri fast becoming a stranger to Google" iDownload Blog 9:56 AM
  • "Apple Maps Are 3x More Likely to Get You Lost Than Google Maps [Chart] iClarified 8:13 AM
  • "Apple rejected Conroy's big red button app, as devs feared/Summary: The government's cybersafety app for iOS was deemed too similar to a web link for Apple to approve." ZDNet 10:29 AM
  • "Seeking Labor Compliance, Apple Suppliers Curb Overtime For Factory Workers" Forbes 7:57 AM
  • "Apple to launch a Credit Card, apparently: Could Apple launch its own credit card? The people at Credit Card Companies think so" Macworld UK 7:47 AM
  • "Nintendo Moves Into The Living Room, Where Apple Will Eat Its Lunch Again" ReadWrite 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Suppliers Bring Jobs Back to Taiwan" WSJ Blogs 1:23 PM
  • "Top 10 Christmas gifts for Apple fanbois" The Inquirer 7:59 AM
  • "NYC and 13 more cities get T-Mobile's iPhone-friendly upgrade" GigaOM 1:27 PM
  • "T-Mobile finally adds iPhone-friendly coverage in 14 markets" VentureBeat 3:52 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook adds drag-and-drop bulk photo uploads, tests Timeline changes" The Verge 8:22 PM
  • "Minecraft documentary to stream Saturday on Xbox Live" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:17 PM
  • "Vybe game pad is haptic driven" TG Daily 12:06 PM
  • "VMware patches 'critical' vulnerability: Problem with VMware View product could allow hackers access to in-network files" Network World 11:29 AM
  • "Report: TSMC confirms U.S. wafer fab site hunt" EE Times 10:46 AM
  • "McAfee Inc. takes reputation beating after founder fled police: Brand measurement firm links John McAfee's bizarre behavior to nosedive of security company's 'Buzz' score" Computerworld 10:23 AM
  • "Adobe to patch 2-year-old Shockwave flaw next year" IDG News Service 10:22 AM
  • "Wireless phone charging in cars planned by Toyota" BBC 10:12 AM
  • "Verizon responds to AT&T, adds 29 LTE markets" CNET News 9:57 AM
  • "Samsung promises fix for vulnerability in Android Galaxy devices" Techworld 12:03 PM
  • "Google Updates Mod_Pagespeed With Smarter Caching, Progressive JPEGs" TechCrunch 11:47 AM
  • "Report: Google Prepping $99 Nexus 7 Tablet" PC Magazine 11:24 AM
  • "The real Brothers Grimm were stranger than fiction: The Google homepage celebrates the 200th anniversary of the first edition of 'Grimm's Fairy Tales,' a collection of stories which transformed Western literature. Here's a quick look at the men who worked tirelessly for 50 years to assemble the tales." Christian Science Monitor 10:20 AM
  • "Google's Head of Shopping Says Company Has No Plans to Become a Retailer" AllThingsD 9:40 AM
  • "HP Granted a Patent for a Wild Futuristic Product: Robotic Skin" Patent Bolt 11:46 AM
  • "Study: In 5 years, 4.4% of all ads (not just digital) will appear on a phone screen" GigaOM 11:04 AM
  • "Apple supplier Foxconn buys stake in camera maker GoPro" CNET News 10:29 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "A rare interview with famous iOS hacker pod2g" iDownload Blog 1:48 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Big iOS 6 uptick linked to China launch, instead of Google Maps: Since Google's new iOS mapping app hit Apple's App Store, adoption of iOS 6 has jumped 30 percent. But new data says the rate in North America stayed flat and that the global jump may be due to iPhone sales in China." CNET News 8:27 PM
  • "Chitika: iOS 6 Spike Likely Due To iPhone In China, Not Google Maps, As U.S. Growth Remains Flat" TechCrunch 4:09 PM
  • "iOS 6 Adoption Uptick Due to iPhone 5 Release in China, Not Google Maps?" MacRumors 4:19 PM
  • "Buoyed by strong sales, Apple orders 2M extra iPad minis" iDownload Blog 9:27 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Bumps iPad mini Orders to 10-12 Million in Q4" The Mac Observer 4:24 PM
  • "US Patent Office invalidates another key Apple patent" iDownload Blog 8:02 AM
  • "TSMC confirms it seeks a U.S. site, but denies link to Apple" The Oregonian 9:29 AM
  • "Apple said to be testing 46, 55-inch big-screen TVs: To be shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in January? Wait a minute..." The Register 8:27 PM
  • "Apple looking at 46- to 55-inch displays for TV?" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:37 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple TV Products To Be Shown Off Next Month" AppleBitch 7:40 AM
  • "Apple Reminds Developers of App Store Freeze During Holidays" MacRumors 3:24 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple's Passbook Patent Comes to Life Along with Many Others" Patently Apple 7:49 AM
  • "Apple files for patent Passbook's digital coupon feature, hints at NFC" AppleInsider 8:06 AM
  • "Apple files patent for Passbook coupons with a touch of NFC" CNET News 1:25 PM
  • "New Haptics to Enhance Virtual Keyboards, Replace Home Button" Patently Apple 7:31 AM
  • "Apple is for electronic text manipulation and display" AppleDailyReport 10:15 AM
  • "Patent filings detail Retina MacBook Pro's quiet asymmetric fans" AppleInsider 8:06 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "iOS 6.0.2 suspected of draining batteries" Ars Technica 1:32 PM
  • "Reports surface on issues with recent iOS 6.0.2 update for iPhone 5 and iPad mini" ZDNet 10:28 AM
  • "Report: iOS 6.0.2 impacting battery life?" iLounge 8:18 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "WhatsApp Messenger For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7:49 AM
  • "Avengers Initiative For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $6.99)" Apple Sliced 7:49 AM
  • "Destiny Defense : Angel or Devil For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7:49 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:04 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:04 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 80 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:06 AM
  • "Sega Reduces A Stack Of Android & iOS Games For The Holidays [Deals] Cult of Android 8:04 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Game Shootout: 'late 2012" 27-inch iMac with GTX 680MX versus other recent Macs" Bare Feats 3:29 PM
  • "Hands-on with the Matrox DS1 Thunderbolt Dock" CNET Reviews 1:26 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: Google Maps for iPhone drives competition with Apple" Macworld 8:01 AM
  • "Google Maps puts iPhone back in the picture" Boston Globe [Free Registration Required] 7:57 AM
  • "Apple GarageBand 1.3 (for iPad)" PC Magazine 11:37 AM
  • "Evernote Food 2.0 for iPad enhances your holiday cooking experience" ZDNet 10:28 AM
  • "Apps to Survive Your Trip to the Airport" WSJ Blogs 1:25 PM
  • "Review: ClipClock - A New Take On Video Sharing For IOS" MacTrast 7:30 AM
  • "Rockmelt Hits the iPhone: One Small Step for Social Browsing" Techland 10:25 AM
  • "Android & iOS Apps To Help You Survive The End Of The World" AddictiveTips 10:34 AM
  • "Create and Print 3-D Paper Crafts with Foldify – iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:48 AM
  • "Appidemic: Mensa Academy for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 8:14 AM
  • "'Into the Dead' Review - An Atmospheric Zombie Runner" Touch Arcade 1:48 PM
  • "'Ravensword: Shadowlands' Review - A New Benchmark in iOS Open-world Gaming" Touch Arcade 8:13 AM
  • "'Karateka' Review - Mariko's Fate Is In Your Hands (Review)" Touch Arcade 8:13 AM
  • "Make Your Wedding Review" 148Apps 2:16 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To Check And Reply To New Email With Siri" App Advice 7:46 AM
  • "How To Run Apple's OS On Your Android" Pocketnow 1:25 PM
Tips
  • "Stay Sane with Multiple Email Accounts on an iPhone by Using Different Apps" OS X Daily 3:24 PM
  • "Fix the iMessage 'Waiting for Activation' Error" OS X Daily 3:24 PM
  • "Quick tips on using Google Maps for iPhone®: 10 ways to make your Google Maps for iPhone® experience even better." Google Maps 2:23 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "A Big Misunderstanding/Cliff Edwards's 2001 'Sorry, Steve: Here's Why Apple Stores Won't Work' piece for Businessweek is deservingly notorious in the annals of claim chowder, but there are a few things about it worth keeping in mind even today. There's more to it than just a few guys who were wrong about Apple's prospects in retail." Daring Fireball 7:17 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review: The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 7:14 PM
  • "Would Apple want to run your whole living room?" GigaOM 4:20 PM
  • "Apple reportedly pulls plug on project behind portable charger" CNET News 8:52 PM
  • "Apple Cries Foul Over Licensing, Forces Largest-Ever Kickstarter Refund" Wired 4:10 PM
  • "Apple kills a Kickstarter project: Portable power project POP refunding $139,170 to backers" VentureBeat 3:20 PM
  • "Let's Use Patent Fees to Stop the Trolls" Wired 3:24 PM
  • "Former top patent judge: system works 'quite well,' needs to be 'stronger'/Prominent judges with radically different perspectives square off in debate." Ars Technica 2:14 PM
  • "The Apple semiconductor analyst who keeps crying wolf"  Fortune 1:53 PM
  • "If You Weren't Worried About iPhone Sales Before, You Will Be After Reading This Report" Business Insider 1:53 PM
  • "What we'll see in 2013 from Apple" GigaOM 1:27 PM
  • "Exclusive: Corrupt Apple Store Employees Come Forward Across America"  Gizmodo 1:25 PM
  • "Another Apple Patent Gets Smacked Down, And Its 'Thermonuclear War' Becomes Even More Of A Farce" ReadWrite 11:38 AM
  • "Apple/Samsung Smartphone Duopoly Tightens Grip" Forbes 11:00 AM
  • "Hey Apple - Make Innovation, Not War: Right now, it seems as if there's a lot of energy and mindshare being focused on Apple patent litigation, primarily against Samsung since Samsung is one of the few competitors that actually produces smartphones and tablets people buy on a regular basis. In the latest case heard by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, the judge basically told both parties to get real." MacNewsWorld 10:48 AM
  • "Apple Must Settle With Samsung" BYTE 10:16 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Limbo, limbo!" Macworld 9:54 AM
  • "Apple TV screen size revealed: Too big for British living rooms?" The Gadget Show 9:29 AM
  • "My Christmas iPad: One buyer's guide to value" FairerPlatform 8:36 AM
  • "EU will charge Samsung 'very soon' in Apple antitrust case" The Verge 8:36 AM
  • "EU antitrust chief says commission will announce antitrust objections against Samsung over Apple patent disputes" 9 to 5 Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Tim Cook Is the Runner-Up in Time's Person of the Year" Gizmodo 8:01 AM
  • "Tim Cook Picked By Time Magazine As Person Of The Year Runner-Up" App Advice 7:46 AM
  • "What's The Absolute Worst Thing That Happened To Apple In 2012?" Mac 360 7:31 AM
Non-Apple
  • "2012: ZDNet's definitive guide to the year in tech" ZDNet 12:32 PM
  • "Enjoy a holiday-themed keyboard with Adaptxt on your Android smartphone" ZDNet 12:32 PM
  • "End of the World: Here's the Only Gadget You'll Need" Techland 12:12 PM
  • "Twitter's downloadable archive: A hands-on tour" PCWorld 11:27 AM
  • "HP Envy Ultrabook 6t-1000 Review" HotHardware 11:13 AM
  • "The top 5 tech bozos of the year: From HP to Apple and Nokia, the tech world suffered as these bozos made a mess the rest of us had to clean up" InfoWorld 11:09 AM
  • "9 app dev projects you should cancel in 2013" InfoWorld 11:09 AM
  • "The Mobile Opportunity That Nokia Let Slip Away" Forbes 11:03 AM
  • "IT Executives Not Worried About Finding Cloud Computing Expertise: Survey" Forbes 11:01 AM
  • "iPhone, Android or Something Completely Different?" E-Commerce Times 10:47 AM
  • "'Black swan' predictions for 2013 include solar storm: U.S. Global Trends report does not include Mayan calendar worries, but a 'solar maximum' or cyberwar could cause problems" Computerworld 10:23 AM
  • "Five big tech stories to watch for in 2013" CNET News 9:58 AM
  • "Google's Singular Silence on Kurzweil" TheStreet 12:40 PM
  • "Selling Motorola's TV Group: a Strategic Mistake for Google?" Forbes 9:49 AM
  • "10 tech blunders to avoid in 2013" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Wishing For iPad minis" MacMost [cartoon] 8:12 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Think You Can Act? Fun Factory Apps releases iACTaFOOL Video Charades iPhone App" PRWeb 8:52 PM
  • "Holiday iOS game sales: Sega, Square Enix and plenty more" TUAW 8:44 PM
  • "Weotta Improves Its Activity-Planning App With Time And Place Filters, Plus Facebook Integration" TechCrunch 3:49 PM
  • "Final Fantasy IV For iPhone And iPad Released - Download Now!" Redmond Pie 3:46 PM
  • "ESPN ScoreCenter gets iPhone makeover" TUAW 1:47 PM
  • "Interesting For iPhone: Simple News" MacStories 1:25 PM
  • "Phorce, The World's First Smart Computer Bag, Surpasses Kickstarter Funding Target In Under Two Weeks" MacPrices 1:23 PM
  • "Google Chrome for iOS Updated to Fix Audio Routing on the iPhone 5" iClarified 11:59 AM
  • "With Its New iPad Version And Added Features, This App's Development Is Far From Over" App Advice 11:59 AM
  • "You've Heard Of The Mighty Mouse, Well Here's The Mighty Apple Speaker [Image] Cult of Mac 11:03 AM
  • "With Its New iPhone Application, Shutterfly Is Ready To Compete On Mobile" TechCrunch 10:27 AM
  • "RockMelt for iPhone gracefully goes all thumbs" CNET Reviews 10:29 AM
  • "Rockmelt Applies 'Design For The Thumb' Philosophy To Port Its iPad Web Browser To iPhone" TechCrunch 10:26 AM
  • "Imo's iPad app augmented with free voice calling, enhanced photo sharing" Engadget 8:59 AM
  • "Kontagent Puts Its App Analytics On The iPhone, iPad For Exec Clients" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "PadGadget Gift Guide: Top iPad Mini Cases" PadGadget 8:08 AM
  • "NIBIQü: a Surface-like keyboard case for your iPad" iDownload Blog 8:02 AM
  • "Tumblr Launches New iPad App [PICS] Mashable 7:47 AM
  • "Flickr For iPhone Updated With Improved Facebook And Twitter Integration" App Advice 7:46 AM
  • "WhatsApp cuts iPhone app to free for a limited time as messaging space continues to heat up" The Next Web 7:46 AM
  • "Several iOS apps (14) Updates Released" eXtensions 7:31 AM
  • "Snapguide brings its how-to guides to iPad" GigaOM 7:59 AM
  • "Snapguide Comes To The iPad Because The Future Of The How-To Is On The Tablet" TechCrunch 7:29 AM
  • "Social Live Audio Platform Mixlr Gets iOS App For Broadcasting And Listening On The Go" TechCrunch 7:29 AM
  • "TumblPad: Tumblr Finally Releases Its Native iPad App, Sporting Enhanced Navigation & Markdown Support" TechCrunch 7:29 AM
  • "Turn iPad Into A Portable Studio With New App Spreaker DJ" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Interior Design for iPad: Bringing Home Designs To Life" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Santa Adventure 1.0 for iOS - 3 gameplay experiences in 1 Christmas fun" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "iDownload 2.5 for iOS - it's a great time to get the original downloader" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "AtPlayMusic Recorder app for Kids Now Playing for Free at the App Store" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "'Mayas & Aliens' now available for Android and iOS devices" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "RexNFoodbot 1.0 for iOS-Kids Help Rex Eat Only Healthy Foods Puzzle Game" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "Gotta Smoke? gradually eases you into smoking less everyday" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "Get Unbound - The Ultimate Photo Management App for Your Dropbox Photos" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "FACE 4 Kids 1.0 is out - A new app powered by Dot Next" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "Training for a Tri? My Tri Swim Coach will help you master the Swim" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "Real Tennis Simulator for iPhone" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "321 Countdown for iOS-Past and Future Personalized Countdowns and Alerts" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "Who is the Christmas Strangler? Crime & Puzzlement for iPhone/iPad" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "Unleash Your Inner Artist with SpinArt+ for iOS" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "TiltShift Video 5.0 Adds Enhanced User Interface for iPhone 5" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "SmartDay Debutes in Top 15 of iTunes App Store, 50% Off Celebration" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "PhoneSheriff iPhone Parental Control Launches Live Location Tracking" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "Pen & Ink: A Watercolor Notebook available on the Apple App Store" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "Graphic Node Launches the iOS Version of Set for iWork" prMac 7:29 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Set to Face Possible EU Fines on Browser Violation" Bloomberg 9:49 AM
  • "Windows 8 'Clover Trail' tablets delayed until 2013" ZDNet 12:33 PM
  • "Outlook 2013 spurns your old Word and Excel documents: Microsoft is cutting support for legacy Office documents in the latest version of its Outlook email client." The Register 12:10 PM
  • "Microsoft Goes After Apple Developers to Extend Its Library" Minyanville 12:46 PM
  • "HP ElitePad 900 Windows 8 tablet hits pre-order for $649" TG Daily 12:06 PM
  • "Oracle To Pay $871 Million for Marketing Software Company Eloqua" AllThingsD 9:40 AM
  • "Oracle to Buy Software Maker Eloqua for $871 Million" Bloomberg 9:51 AM
  • "Oracle to buy software maker Eloqua for $810 million" Reuters 9:46 AM
  • "Oracle to Buy Eloqua in $810 Million Deal" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:35 AM
  • "Oracle buys web firm Eloqua to boost cloud presence" Reuters 12:46 PM
  • "Oracle revs cloud push with Eloqua marketing tech buy" ZDNet 12:32 PM
  • "Oracle Pounces On Marketing Automation Provider Eloqua" CRN 10:21 AM
  • "Oracle releases preview of Raspberry Pi-compatible Java SE8 for ARM" ZDNet 12:33 PM
  • "IBM: Sterne Agee's Wu Calls Big Blue A 'Top Pick' For 2013" Forbes 9:48 AM
  • "The year in processors: Intel and ARM competition hots up" V3 12:16 PM
  • "Intel, AMD, Nvidia: Evercore Slices Ests On Soft PC Sales" Forbes 9:45 AM
  • "ACTA gets final stake through heart as EC drops court referral" ZDNet 12:33 PM
  • "FCC issues security guidance to smartphone users: FCC publishes 10-step plan for securing mobile devices and their data" IDG News Service 11:30 AM
  • "Report: US government plans legal assault on foreign hackers/The US is planning a legal assault on the international hacking community and the companies – and governments – that use IP stolen from America." The Register 12:09 PM
  • "DOJ to use prosecutorial powers in state-sponsored cyberespionage: National Security Division of Department of Justice is creating a new position called the National Security Cybersecurity Specialist" CSO 11:29 AM
  • "IT jobs light up top 100 careers for 2013: Systems analysts, DBAs, and developers in especially high demand among employers, says U.S. News & World Report" InfoWorld 11:09 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Bernstein cuts Apple price target to $750" MarketWatch 3:47 PM
  • "Apple: Growth Opportunities Are Underestimated" The Motley Fool 2:37 PM
  • "Analyst: Investors Underappreciate Apple's Customer Service" The Mac Observer 7:14 PM
  • "Comparing Tech Titans: Apple vs. Google" [Video Report] Bloomberg 4:11 PM
  • "Apple Stock in 2013: Hang On For Another Wild Ride" Money Morning 9:13 AM
  • "What's In Store For Apple Investors In FY13" Seeking Alpha 9:14 AM
  • "Apple on the Backfoot" Zacks 7:51 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks drop as cliff optimism fades/Asia stock markets fell Friday after optimism for a resolution to the U.S. 'fiscal cliff' received a dent from Republicans canceling a vote on a back-up tax-cut plan." MarketWatch 9:28 PM
  • "Amazon, RIM up, while H-P shares slip: Eloqua shares soar on Oracle plan to buy cloud-based firm" MarketWatch 9:51 AM
  • "U.S. stocks close higher on budget-deal hopes: Shares of NYSE Euronext rally on news of deal with ICE" MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Advance as Boehner Vows to Work With Obama" Bloomberg 1:50 PM
  • "Stocks Rise, But Caution Remains Over Fiscal Cliff" FOXBusiness 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks Rebound as Investors Grow Upbeat on Economy, Fiscal-Cliff Deal" TheStreet 4:03 PM
  • "Waiting on fiscal cliff compromise, stocks inch up" Associated Press 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks: Still all about the fiscal cliff/U.S. stocks drifted higher Thursday as fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington seemed to be headed for a showdown." CNNMoney 1:50 PM
  • "Stocks Stage Late Rally" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
  • "U.K.'s FTSE 100 index ends slightly lower" MarketWatch 12:38 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Tokyo stocks retreat, as Sydney hits 17-month high" MarketWatch 9:36 AM
  • "Asian Shares Up; BOJ Eases Further" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks eke out gain; U.S. 'cliff' optimism fades" MarketWatch 12:38 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:28 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:27 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:44 PM

 
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