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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, December 21, 2012


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Wednesday Highlights: Slate's Christina Bonnington offers some ideas for Apple "to increase interest and challenge Amazon and Google" with a refocused HomePod strategy; WSJ report shows that while music is key for Apple services growth, company needs to look elsewhere for profits; with 32-bit Mac apps consigned to oblivion in a 64-bit world, what will happen to SuperDrive? QuickTime Player 7?; CNBC looks at Setapp, aka "Netflix of apps" on the Mac and sees possible future in it for Apple; iDownload Blog has a handy tip to show you all "available keyboard shortcuts in every Mac app"; interesting study by YouMail concludes iPhone users get a lot more robocalls than Android users; Fortnite's mobile app for iOS and Android raking in a million dollars per day; French site Consomac reveals details of 11 new iPhone models to be made available in Eurasia, gives hope to iPhone SE 2 rumors; Akshat Rathi at Quartz was an Apple fanboy, but is a convert to Android today; Dieter Bohn at The Verge calls for an overhaul of iPhone notifications.

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  • "Apple Reaches Highest-Ever U.S. Smartphone Sales Share At 53.3%; Android Consolidates In Europe"  TechCrunch 8:29 AM
  • "iPhone snags its highest U.S. market share ever, says report" CNET News 8:40 AM
  • "Apple Takes 53% Of The U.S. Smartphone Market, Its Most Ever" Business Insider 8:39 AM
  • "Apple grabs 53% of U.S. smartphone market" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:59 PM
  • "iPhone dominates in the U.S. this holiday with 53% share: Windows Phone inches up" GeekWire 12:59 PM
  • "Apple to appeals court: 'costs to innovation will be profound' if injunctions become unavailable" Foss Patents 8:56 AM
  • "Reexamination requested against another Apple patent Samsung was found to infringe" Foss Patents 8:56 AM
  • "Apple Patent Review Limits Leverage of Smartphone Rivals"  Bloomberg 8:47 AM
  • "Apple appeals decision in case against Samsung" CBS/AP 8:45 AM
  • "Will Samsung top Apple by withholding revolutionary tech? Samsung leads the way in the technology that will drive the next big transformation in mobile devices. Could it withhold the innovation from Apple?"  CNET News 4:05 PM
  • "Microsoft defeats push patent in UK that Google's Motorola is also using against Apple in Germany" Foss Patents 5:24 PM
  • "Motorola patent being enforced against Apple's iCloud invalidated by UK judge" AppleInsider 6:19 PM
  • "Apple cleared in Italian Applecare investigation, but not before receiving a $264,000 fine" The Next Web 9:35 AM
  • "Apple's App Store vs. Google Play: Where they stand" Fortune 8:39 AM
  • "Apple seeds second Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 update in two days" Macworld UK 8:23 AM
  • "QuarkXPress 9.5 with App Studio review: Quark has completely revamped its App Studio digital publishing offering with version 9.5 of QuarkXPress." Macworld UK 8:54 AM
  • "MacPilot 5 review: When System Preferences doesn't give you enough control over your Mac's settings, turn to MacPilot 5." Macworld UK 8:54 AM
  • "Make use of the built-in VPN service in OS X: In addition to client support for VPN, OS X contains a fully fledged VPN server" CNET Reviews 7:22 PM
  • "Adding Metadata to Your Garageband Project" Mactuts+ 8:44 AM
  • "Change Mission Control Animation Speed (Mountain Lion)" Mac OS X Hints 10:00 AM
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Track Your Stock Market Losses From The Menubar" NoodleMac 8:04 AM
  • "The Swiss Army Knife Of Mac Audio Recorders Lets You Record And Draw At The Same Time" McSolo 8:05 AM
  • "Use Your Mac To Connect And Run Any Mac Or PC Anywhere Else In The World" Mac 360 8:05 AM
  • "Worried About Wi-Fi Security On Your Mac? Use A VPN Shield To Protect Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 8:05 AM
  • "No Apple Maps On The Mac? Use GMap To Bring Maps In An App To The Mac" Mac 360 8:05 AM
  • "This Mac Video Converter App Converts 32 Audio And Video Formats" TeraTalks 8:05 AM
  • "How This Nifty Mac Todo App Works Like Magic To Hide And Appear Without A Click" Mac 360 8:04 AM
  • "Apple's Safari could have been named 'Freedom'" The Verge 10:00 AM
  • "Safari browser could have been called iBrowse: Freedom and Alexander were also possible names for the browser" Macworld UK 8:20 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle releases VirtualBox 4.2.6" BetaNews 1:03 PM
  • "The Omni Group's 2013: OmniFocus 2, OmniOutliner 4, New 'OmniPresence' Sync" MacStories 12:37 PM
  • "Pixologic is pleased to announce the release of ZBrush 4R5!" Pixologic 9:58 AM
  • "e-on software releases Carbon Scatter 2" Architosh 9:11 AM
  • "Gehry Technologies updates GTeam" Architosh 9:11 AM
  • "Zevrix Updates InPreflight for InDesign: Improves Vector EPS Handling" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "SQLabs announces SQLiteManager" prMac 8:10 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple tweaks Lightning spec following Kickstarter project gone awry: Apple today said it's changing its Lightning specification license to allow both the aged 30-pin adapter and the Lightning connector in a single accessory."  CNET News 4:04 PM
  • "Apple statement on cancelled portable power Kickstarter project: technical issues prevent integration" VentureBeat 4:14 PM
  • "Apple kills off portable charging project" TG Daily 8:31 AM
  • "Apple's strict MFi terms force Kickstarter project to shut down" iDownload Blog 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Kills The POP Kickstarter Project Over Lightning" Forbes 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Kills Kickstarter Project That Raised $140,000" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Chitika: recent iOS 6 adoption spike due to China iPhone 5 launch" iDownload Blog 8:34 AM
  • "Apple And Microsoft: A Holiday Retail Study" Seeking Alpha 8:21 AM
  • "Inside The App Stores: Apple, Android & The Hottest App You've Never Heard Of" ReadWrite 2:12 PM
  • "EU Issues Formal Objections Against Samsung For Patent Abuse" TechCrunch 12:37 PM
  • "iPhone 5 Sales Up, Price Down" BYTE 4:06 PM
  • "Apple and Research In Motion Paid Nokia Billions for a Piece of Paper" Benzinga Insights 10:28 AM
  • "At the site of Apple's future 'spaceship' headquarters, HP's corporate wasteland is ... full of presents" VentureBeat 10:08 AM
  • "The Wall Street Journal Signs Up for Apple's Subscription Service" AllThingsD 12:36 PM
  • "Photos show Apple's new $304M Austin campus now under construction" AppleInsider 1:03 PM
  • "Apple Could Be Set To Acquire Home Automation Company 'R2 Studios'" RazorianFly 8:32 AM
  • "Apple, Google Eyeing Home Automation Company Purchase" The Mac Observer 8:32 AM
  • "Halo 4 iOS Scam Apps Look To Lure Unsuspecting iPhone And iPad Owners Over Holiday Freeze [Update: The Apps Have Been Removed] TechCrunch 9:15 AM
  • "Watch: FedEx guy delivers an iPad mini, UPS guy takes it" The Next Web 8:20 AM
  • "Yacht commissioned by Steve Jobs impounded over unpaid bill to designer Philippe Starck: lawyer" AFP 8:35 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' high-tech yacht impounded over bill dispute" BBC 10:30 AM
  • "Dead Steve Jobs' mega yacht seized by testy Phillipe Starck" The Register 8:38 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' Yacht Is Being Held In Amsterdam Over A Bill Dispute" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' yacht impounded" CNET News 10:30 AM
  • "Apple Loop: Cook Runner Up for Person of the Year, China iPhone Status, More Patent Drama, Naming Safari" Forbes 9:30 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google to debut Motorola-built 'X phone' next year, takes aim at Apple and Samsung" AppleInsider 7:56 PM
  • "Google 'X Phone' to compete with Apple and Samsung: Google-owned Motorola plans to release a sophisticated new smartphone next year, the Wall Street Journal reports." CNET News 2:37 PM
  • "Google-Motorola working on new flagship 'X Phone' to take on iPhone 5 | 9to5Google" 9 to 5 Google 2:17 PM
  • "Dish faces challenges ramping up its LTE network: The FCC has imposed some strict requirements on Dish's rollout of its recently-granted 4G LTE network." CNET News 12:19 PM
  • "North Korea releases first computer game: Pyongyang Racer offers tour of capital's monuments" The Register 11:46 AM
  • "Flutter Adds Gestural Controls to Netflix, YouTube, and More: The free software now lets you control music and video on the Web through a webcam-equipped computer." Technology Review 11:32 AM
  • "Mobile's Next Major Integrated Layer: OS-Level Home Automation" TechCrunch 11:30 AM
  • "For IT Job-Hunters, Relocation Is a Family Affair" CIO 11:02 AM
  • "Stabuniq malware found on servers at U.S. financial institutions" IDG News Service 10:59 AM
  • "The 'January Effect' for cyberattacks is real, say experts" CSO 10:59 AM
  • "Fuzzy answers on service fees hit RIM: Analysts also cite expected cash burn with BlackBerry 10 launch" MarketWatch 12:13 PM
  • "RIM will let customers pick services from a menu: The company will shift away from its all-in-one model when it introduces BlackBerry 10" IDG News Service 10:58 AM
  • "$99 HiSense Pulse set-top box is powered by Google TV" TG Daily 11:38 AM
  • "Google tests integrating Gmail activities into search results" PCWorld 10:53 AM
  • "Cloud providers ready to strike with nuclear option/Cloud services come with a new risk: terms of use that allow your supplier to pull the plug on your site with little warning" InfoWorld 10:32 AM
  • "Amazon Web Services Adds New Storage For Data Intensive Applications" TechCrunch 11:28 AM
  • "Amazon: TV is about to get way more interesting" Fortune 10:28 AM
  • "MIT boffins demonstrate NEW form of magnetism: Atom can't tell up from down in 'quantum spin liquid'" The Register 11:44 AM
  • "Micron hit by manufacturing glitch, makes loss" EE Times 10:16 AM
  • "Facebook quietly tests new Timeline design" CNET News 12:19 PM
  • "Facebook tests charging $1 to send messages to strangers" BBC 9:52 AM
  • "TV Everywhere, for Real, for Now: NimbleTV Starts a New York Trial Run" AllThingsD 9:26 AM
  • "'AmazonCare' Might Be The Next Page Amazon Takes Out Of Apple's Playbook" TechCrunch 10:43 AM
  • "RIM recognizes strength of Nokia's patent portfolio and signs up for a new license" Foss Patents 8:56 AM
  • "Amazon: TV is about to get way more interesting/With the original programming strategies off all the major Internet video-streaming companies now in place, the TV business is about to change drastically." Fortune 8:45 AM
  • "GoPayment drops Windows Phone support, recommends a new phone" The Verge 8:30 AM
  • "Dennis Sellers Launches The Apple Daily Report" MacVoicesTV 12:37 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Michael Prospero of Laptop magazine, and John Martellaro of The Mac Observer, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 11:11 AM
  • "Guy Kawasaki Dishes On How Hard It Was To Work For Steve Jobs [Video] ReadWrite 8:34 AM
  • "Apple's switch to HTTPS thwarts Chinese censors: Using the secure protocol for its online App Store prevents censors from blocking access to certain apps." CNET News 9:12 AM
  • "Apple shifts iTunes to HTTPS, sidesteps China's censors" The Register 11:49 AM
  • "Apple Moves Chinese App Store to HTTPS, Blocks Censoring" The Mac Observer 4:03 PM
  • "Future iPhones may smell, taste, and touch (as well as see and hear): IBM 5 in 5 report describes future of computers with all five senses" Macworld UK 8:20 AM
  • "Next iPad Mini Likely to Have Retina Display" MacNewsWorld 8:43 AM
  • "Some users report iPhone 5 battery life issues with iOS 6.0.2" AppleInsider 8:56 AM
  • "Apple's Latest Update Fixes One Problem With Your iPhone, But Causes Another" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "iOS 6.0.2 triggering battery drain, say some users" CNET News 8:40 AM
  • "iOS 6 bug reenables JavaScript in Safari without user consent" AppleInsider 10:03 AM
  • "Apple's new iMac confirmed to be incompatible with VESA mounts" AppleInsider 8:51 AM
  • "TSMC CEO insists US chip plant has nothing to do with Apple" iDownload Blog 8:34 AM
  • "Hi all. I am running a 4-monitor setup at work on 10.8.2 on a Mac Pro with 2 Radeon 5770 video cards (2 monitors into each card). Since updating to Mountain Lion, I am having an issue where items dragged-and-dropped from applications to the desktop don't drop where I let go of the mouse. Instead, they drop into that same position on the next monitor. So, if I drop an email attachment out of Outlook onto the center of my main monitor, it will actually drop onto the center of the 2nd screen. If I drop onto the 4th screen, it ends up on the 1st screen." MacInTouch 9:33 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Call of Mini: Brawlers For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:31 AM
  • "Snowboard Hero For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:31 AM
  • "Asva The Monkey HD For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:31 AM
  • "Discount iTunes Gift Cards: Get $50 for $40" FairerPlatform 5:47 PM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:29 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:29 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:29 AM
  • "Apple resellers post last minute shipping deals for Mac and iPad deliveries by Christmas" AppleInsider 4:13 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 40 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:48 AM

  • "Mac Mini 2012 review" T3 11:13 AM
  • "iMac (27-inch Late 2012) Benchmarks" Primate Labs 8:07 AM
  • "Extreme 7 Game Shootout: 27-inch iMac with GTX 680MX at Best and 2560x1440" Bare Feats 11:02 AM
  • "Cut the cord: 13 set-top media streamers/Wondering which Internet streaming device is right for your living room? We help you weigh the options, from Apple TV and Roku to new Boxee, Google TV and NeoTV boxes." Computerworld 8:41 AM
  • "LaCie CloudBox is the product Apple should have made" AppleDailyReport 8:36 AM
  • "Review: JBL Micro Wireless is an impressive portable Bluetooth speaker for the price" TechHive 10:00 AM
  • "Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 Review" 148Apps 10:00 AM
  • "Review: ZAGGkeys Mini 7 and Mini 9 Keyboard Cases for the iPad Mini" iSource 8:54 AM
  • "SilverLit Interactive Bluetooth Remote Control Enzo Ferrari review: Now you can drive a Ferrari using your iPhone" Macworld UK 8:54 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "App Review: 1Password for iOS keeps your digital life safe" Macworld 8:55 AM
  • "Head To Head: Google Maps And Apple Maps Battle For iPhone Users" Mac 360 8:06 AM
  • "Color Blindness Test from EnChroma: for the iPhone and iPad" eXtensions 8:35 AM
  • "Buy Me A Pie! Gets Bump Support — iOS Users Can Now Bash Phones Together To Share Grocery Lists" TechCrunch 8:29 AM
  • "Wine Without Tears: Wine Simplified Demystifies, Educates — iPad App Review" PadGadget 10:01 AM
  • "Classified ad site Gumtree releases Android app for UK users and ad posting feature for iOS" The Next Web 8:21 AM
  • "Forget Quicken Or Cheap Substitutes. Use Your iPad To Manage Your Money" Mac 360 8:05 AM
  • "Review: This Is Not An App is one, and it's rather cloying" Macworld 8:54 AM
  • "'Choice of Kung Fu' Review - Deeper Zen it Seems" Touch Arcade 8:47 AM
  • "'Pixel Defenders Puzzle' Review - A Great New Match-3 with RPG Flavor" Touch Arcade 9:14 AM
  • "'Cook, Serve, Delicious!' for iPad Review - Hot, Any Way You Slice.. er, Swipe It" Touch Arcade 8:46 AM
  • "Alpha Zero Review: Alpha Zero offers great graphics and fun gameplay in a very popular genre." 148Apps 8:54 AM
  • "Anomaly Korea Review" 148Apps 9:16 AM
  • "Playmobil Pirates Revew: Looks like LEGO isn't the only kids toy that can make the transition to video game form." 148Apps 10:08 AM
  • "How To delete an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac from Find my iPhone" iMore 7:49 PM
  • "Hook up an iPhone, or iPod, to your car | The Car Tech blog" CNET Reviews 2:12 PM
  • "A Table View based app for iPhone (Part 2): In part 1 of this blog, we looked at setting up a table view based application using a plist to describe an NSDictionary of friends. If you have been following along, this part of the blog starts with the application as we left it in part 1." The iPhone Developer Resource 8:44 AM
  • "Why does my external hard drive only show 2.2TB? Older hard-drive enclosures may be limited in the size of drive they can present to your system." MacFixIt 9:16 PM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Turning power off turns trouble on" Macworld 4:13 PM
  • "Google touts 10 tips on how to use its iPhone Maps app" CNET News 12:36 PM
  • "Breaking Down the Fundamental Issues for Apple & TV" The Mac Observer 7:07 PM
  • "Are Tablet Customers Being Duped? Can Apple Do Anything?" The Mac Observer 4:02 PM
  • "The Forgotten eMate 300—15 years later" Macworld 2:16 PM
  • "Why Does Apple Approve Fraudulent Apps for the App Store?" Apple Gazette 1:03 PM
  • "Despite Competition, Apple's US Market Share Gains" Tech.pinions 12:36 PM
  • "How Did Siri Get Its Name?" Forbes 11:48 AM
  • "Without An 'iTV,' Apple's Growth Could Shrink To The Single Digits By 2015" BGR 11:11 AM
  • "O'Grady's Best iOS apps of 2012" ZDNet 9:18 AM
  • "The Apple vs Samsung Verdict, A Critique" Forbes 9:14 AM
  • "An iPad lover's review of Microsoft Surface. You know what's coming, right?" BetaNews 8:56 AM
  • "What the end of Google Sync means to you" Macworld 8:55 AM
  • "Sex, Drugs, Theft and Destruction: What Really Goes On Inside An Apple Retail Store, And Why You Should Be Afraid" ReadWrite 9:36 AM
  • "Corruption rife at Apple Stores, workers are on Santa's naughty list, report: Gizmodo's report reveals shocking misbehaviour at Apple Stores" Macworld UK 8:20 AM
  • "Why everyone copies the Apple Store format" PalmAddict 8:07 AM
  • "How Long Is The Long Trail And Tail Of Apple's Beleaguered Competitors?" PixoBebo 8:06 AM
  • "11 Amazing Apps Of 2012: Here are 11 applications that mattered in 2012 -- and a hint at what's to come. Each underscores meaningful software trends." InformationWeek 12:23 PM
  • "My tech purchases of 2012, how they fared" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Tech's 20 Biggest Winners of 2012" [Slideshow] PCWorld 10:53 AM
  • "Forget Kim Kardashian, here's what we really searched for in 2012" Los Angeles Times 10:43 AM
  • "Beyond Apple and Google: 2012''s key enterprise shifts/Oracle, SAP, HP, and VMware all began to reinvent themselves in the past year to better face the new tech landscape" InfoWorld 10:33 AM
  • "10 technologies that disappointed in 2012: From the Apple Maps fiasco to tanking stock prices for Facebook and Zynga, 2012 saw some real tech lowlights" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:33 AM
  • "The 10 biggest tech grinches of 2012: Brains full of spiders, hearts full of unwashed socks, here are 2012''s mean ones of tech" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:32 AM
  • "V3's technology review highlights of 2012" V3 11:49 AM
  • "2012 Year in Review: Technology" [Slideshow] CBS News 9:59 AM
  • "Web media: The 5 biggest stories of 2012" CNET News 9:41 AM
  • "Taking stock of our tech lives" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "10 Resolutions for CIOs to Kick-Start the New Year" CIO 11:00 AM
  • "The smartphone you'll lust after -- for Christmas 2013: The YotaPhone dual-screen smartphone promises to take staying up to date to a compelling new level" InfoWorld 10:32 AM
  • "ZDNet's tech predictions for 2013" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "2013: Google Leads a Phone Price War" TheStreet 9:16 AM
  • "Poll: If you worked for Google, which corporate gift would you pick?" Engadget 11:48 AM
  • "Everything About eBooks & eReaders, Pt 6: Amazon Kindle Fire HD" The Mac Observer 11:45 AM
  • "Dell XPS One 27 review — Windows fans finally get a beautiful and speedy iMac competitor" The Next Web 10:45 AM
  • "ZDNet's tech predictions for 2013" ZDNet 9:18 AM
  • "Streaming Forward: Where the Streaming Content Industry is Headed in 2013 and Beyond" AllThingsD 8:59 AM
  • "Sorry, Microsoft: Users really want the Start menu back" InfoWorld 8:55 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple airs new holiday iPad commercial 'I'll Be Home'" 9 to 5 Mac 9:11 PM
  • "Animoog 2.0 for iPad helps you crank out hits with accelerometer-controlled modulation" Engadget 9:02 PM
  • "The Wall Street Journal joins iOS Newsstand" iLounge 4:13 PM
  • "Best iPad accessories: Larger or Mini, here are the most useful accessories you should aim for (except for the iCade, which is just fun)." CNET Reviews 4:04 PM
  • "Facebook Confirms Snapchat Competitor — Launching Poke iPhone App" AllThingsD 2:38 PM
  • "From Karateka to Cubasis, 8 new iOS apps worth a try: Check out these apps, including one from a longtime Ars reader." Ars Technica 2:25 PM
  • "CES News: Powerocks Announces Magic Cube & Stone3 Portable Power Bank Line - Don't be without your Cell Phone in an Emergency" Thomas PR 2:10 PM
  • "Emmy Award-Winning PBS TV Series WordWorld™ Introduces New Early Learning App" Business Wire 1:15 PM
  • "New IMDb for iPad, iPhone brings new UI, recommendations, more" FairerPlatform 12:44 PM
  • "Need To Speak Chinese or Spanish? TableTop Translator for iPad Helps" MacPrices 12:37 PM
  • "Best iOS App Of 2012 Winner Is... Google Maps" Cult of Mac 12:00 PM
  • "My Pain Diary HD for iPad - End of Year Sale" PRWeb 12:00 PM
  • "Diptic updates it's iOS collage creation app" TUAW 11:13 AM
  • "Dennis Rodman returns to the court, helps promote Hothead mobile basketball game" GeekWire 10:55 AM
  • "Last Minute Non-Obvious Holiday Gift Guide 2012" Tech.pinions 10:28 AM
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: Snowflake" [Slideshow] Macworld 10:04 AM
  • "Event discovery startup WeGoOut updates its iOS app and site to help you interact at parties" The Next Web 10:04 AM
  • "Gorgeous wedding inspiration that you can use to plan, book, or buy: now possible on your iPad, with OneWed's Wedding Inspiration app." PRWeb 10:00 AM
  • "New GEICO App for iPad highlights visual enhancements and even more convenient features" Business Wire 9:35 AM
  • "Distro Issue 71 arrives with a look back at the year in tech" Engadget 9:14 AM
  • "Disney's Storybook Deluxe Apps Discounted For Holidays" App Advice 9:12 AM
  • "WhatsApp iPhone free limited time: Texting app reduced to free" BGR 8:58 AM
  • "Turn your iPad into a games console with Joypad Games Console and Controller" iMore 8:46 AM
  • "Tumblr updates its apps to support iPad" AppleTell 8:45 AM
  • "Instagram for iOS updated with Facebook single sign-on and more" AppleTell 8:45 AM
  • "Holiday Deals on iOS and OS X software" TUAW 4:09 PM
  • "Holiday Mac Games Sale: 10 Titles Under $10, Borderlands 2 for 25% Off" FairerPlatform 8:32 AM
  • "NimbleTV launches online TV service into New York beta: cable or satellite from anywhere on all your devices" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "iOS app switcher goes from The Verge forums to the iPhone screen" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "Play Board Games On Your iPad This Holiday Season" App Advice 8:30 AM
  • "Our AppStart Guides Make Great Stocking Stuffers And They're Now Free To Download" App Advice 8:30 AM
  • "Take A Trip Down Memory Lane With Path's New Moment Search Feature" App Advice 8:30 AM
  • "Assault Bandit for iOS Universal is available now" prMac 4:11 PM
  • "Restaurant and Food Vocab app added to ODW's Chinese Learning Range" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "uQuitSmoking App in iTunes Store - Price Reduced For New Year Resolution" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "iPhoto Library Manager 4.0 adds browsing, searching, duplicate detection" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "ABC READING MAGIC 4 Silent Finale e Deluxe for iOS" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Tap Three Kingdoms Announces Christmas Events" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Sounds Like Adventure with Koto Go West" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Russian Developers Revolutionize Social Media with Manifest App" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Resolutions 2013 App Puts Your New Year's Resolutions on Autopilot" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Quickly Learn A New Language With Selectsoft's Travel Talk Apps" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Popular Social Educational Game BrainNook Launches For iPad" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Popular Bamba Ice Cream iPad App for Kids Makes its Way to Russia" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Padgram 3.0 for iPad: Powerful Instagram Viewer is U.S. Top 15 Photo App" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Photo Sharing App Makes People Think Before They Post with 1 Post a Day" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "ONcE UPon a Number - Approved and released on 12/12/12 - Coincidence?" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Nosy Crow Launches Second Life Science Book App, Rounds: Parker Penguin" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "New ASL Expressions App Is The Fast Way To Learn Sign Language" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "New App Helps Support Children in Need" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Mahjong Prime 3D Features Stunning Must-See Graphics" prMac 8:09 AM
  • "Liners - funny, crazy, and interesting one-liners worth your time" prMac 8:09 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Hewlett-Packard shareholder claims company has lied about Autonomy write-off" Silicon Valley 10:04 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock With 3.7% Yield" Forbes 12:15 PM
  • "IBM Contends With Angry Judge In Bribery Case" AllThingsD 9:26 AM
  • "IBM Judge Questions SEC on Foreign Bribe Settlement" Bloomberg 9:34 AM
  • "Inside IBM's 300mm chip fab: Photos" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Dell Booted From S&P 100 Index; Market Cap Too Small" Forbes 9:33 AM
  • "Dell looks to expand business reach for tablets" V3 11:50 AM
  • "Dell Wins $45M Deal" Zacks 2:14 PM
  • "The future of Microsoft" [Video Report] CNET News 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Wins U.K. Court Ruling Over Motorola Pager Patent" Bloomberg 9:35 AM
  • "HTC Prepping Windows 8 Rival To iPad Mini? HTC 7-inch tablet could pit Microsoft's Windows 8 OS against Amazon's Kindle Fire and Apple's iPad mini." InformationWeek 10:31 AM
  • "HTC may get into Windows tablet game: The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is reportedly working on a 12-inch and 7-inch version of a tablet running on Windows RT." CNET News 9:41 AM
  • "HTC to produce two Microsoft Windows RT tablets for release in 2013" ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "Microsoft re-issues botched Black Tuesday patch: Even if you installed the old patch, you need to re-install KB 2753842 to get your fonts working correctly" InfoWorld 10:33 AM
  • "Microsoft fixes faulty OpenType security patch" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Sorry, Microsoft: Users really want the Start menu back/Startup Pokki points to swelling demand for third-party Windows 8 add-ons as proof that users miss the Start menu" InfoWorld 10:33 AM
  • "Pokki Windows 8 Start menu grabs half a million downloads" CNET News 12:18 PM
  • "Business adoption of Windows 8 remains low in Europe: Windows 8 sales to businesses in the month after its release amounted to just 8 percent" Techworld 11:34 AM
  • "Consumer Reports makes case for Windows 7 PCs: May be smarter to search for new PC with older OS rather than deal with Windows 8" Computerworld 10:58 AM
  • "Intel likely to figure a way to keep LGA design for CPUs, says Asustek executive" DigiTimes 10:15 AM
  • "AMD confirms exit of China head" DigiTimes 10:15 AM
  • "Cisco CEO Chambers Files to Sell Shares" AllThingsD 9:17 PM
  • "White House takes small step toward sharing cyberattack data: National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding to begin the process of government entities setting up data-sharing mechanisms" CSO 10:59 AM
  • "Senator calls for legislation over greedy data caps: Oregon senator Ron Wyden is calling for regulations on how carriers can implement data caps, bringing them in line with net neutrality rules." TG Daily 11:37 AM
  • "Smartphone industry bows to pressure: Some of the most aggressive legal tactics used in the smartphone industry's patent wars showed signs of abating this week – thanks in large part to pressure from antitrust regulators on both sides of the Atlantic." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:22 AM
  • "Cloud Jobs: 7 Million In 3 Years, IDC Says/Microsoft-sponsored IDC report says there are currently 1.7 million open cloud positions just waiting to be filled." InformationWeek 9:47 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: 2013 Will Be Rewarding To Shareholders" Seeking Alpha 2:17 PM
  • "Analysis: Apple's swoon exposes risk lurking in mutual funds" Reuters 12:36 PM
  • "Apple Fanatics, Bulls and Bears: A 2013 Preview for All" TheStreet 9:16 AM
  • "Apple: Another Day, Another Estimate Cut (This Time, RBC)" Forbes 10:28 AM
  • "Apple investors: should you panic?" MarketWatch 8:47 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Research In Motion, Apple shares fall/Micron stock also retreats after company posts wider loss" MarketWatch 4:07 PM
  • "U.S. stocks slide as budget hopes dim/Johnson: Going over fiscal cliff 'will lead to a recession'" MarketWatch 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks Tumble, Volatility Surges Amid Fiscal Woes" FOXBusiness 12:05 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Drop as House Republicans Cancel Vote" Bloomberg 9:54 AM
  • "Stocks Fall as Republican Leader Loses Control of His Party" TheStreet 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks close down nearly 1% on fiscal cliff fears" CNNMoney 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks sink after Republicans cancel budget vote: Investors sent Washington a reminder Friday that Wall Street is a power player in talks to avoid the 'fiscal cliff.'" Associated Press 11:20 AM
  • "Despite Triple-Digit Drop, Dow Gains for Week" 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks set to fall as fiscal cliff looms" CNNMoney 9:14 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks fall as budget deal optimism fades" MarketWatch 9:23 AM
  • "Europe Markets: U.S. 'cliff' turmoil sinks European stocks/Greece's equities benchmark resumes move higher" MarketWatch 12:06 PM
  • "European Stocks Pull Back" 12:13 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:50 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:50 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:04 PM

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