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Friday Highlights: Larger, faster iPhone 6 models instrumental in giving Apple a "bigger slice of the smartphone pie", says WSJ; new iPhones eating iPad sales according to new stats, and as CNNMoney is reporting, iPads won't be landing in many Christmas stockings this year; Rene Ritchie at iMore believes convenience is killer feature of Apple Watch; Ars Technica reviews iWork '14 for OS X and iOS, says Apple has yet to take the suite to the next level; need a good screencasting app for OS X, have a look at Macworld's review of ScreenFlow 5; IBM's report on retail sales this holiday season have iOS leading Android in mobile shopping; UK's Telegraph reporting Apple dominates 2014 searches; from DigiTimes IC designers saying chip orders for iPhones slowing down; iOS 8/8.1 now installed on two-thirds of iDevices; Macworld UK reviews iOS 8 calling it a "must-have update" so long as your iDevice is powerful enough.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Best of 2012: Tim Cook, 5 Things You Didn't Know/Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel sat down with Apple chief Tim Cook and came away with a handful of personal reflections from the man who replaced Steve Jobs." [Video Report]  Bloomberg 8:48 AM
  • "After Steve: Apple's 2012 Year in Review" PC Magazine 9:09 AM
  • "Apple: iPad Mini Wins Because It's Expensive"  TheStreet 9:28 AM
  • "Apple leverages Samsung's EU antitrust problems and recent statement in USITC proceeding" Foss Patents 11:35 AM
  • "Apple's Siri has a rival: Google voice search/The Google Search app does some things better than Siri." Christian Science Monitor 8:59 AM
OS X
News
  • "2012 in review: The year in Mac" Macworld 8:49 AM
  • "HTML5 vs. Apps: Here's Why The Debate Matters, And Who Will Win" Business Insider 11:02 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "The best of Mac 911" Macworld 8:49 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to offload your iTunes library to a NAS: Free up your local disks by shoving that iTunes library onto external storage." Ars Technica 8:59 AM
  • "iTunes 11 MiniPlayer and Movie Window" MacMost 9:16 AM
  • "End of year Maintenance on OS X: Minor Niggles Worth Tidying up -iMac and MacBook Pro" eXtensions 8:23 AM
  • "Save Time and Effort with AppleScript Repeat Loops" Mactuts+ 2:14 PM
  • "Quick Tip: Configure TextEdit for Coding HTML" Mactuts+ 9:12 AM
  • "iTunes 11: Keyboard shortcut to clear currently playing track" Mac OS X Hints 9:58 AM
  • "The Simple Way To Manage And Organize App Windows On Your Mac's Screen" Mac 360 8:36 AM
  • "Why Every Mac User Needs This Multi-Purpose Calculator And Converter App" NoodleMac 8:26 AM
  • "The 2nd Easiest Way To Clean Your Mac's Desktop (first is easy, not best)" TeraTalks 8:36 AM
  • "Where Did Those Files Go? Use The Blast App On Your Mac To Find Out" BohemianBoomer 8:26 AM
  • "How To Use The eXtra Voice Recorder For The Mac Which Has Extra Features" McSolo 8:25 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Apple's desktop and mobile OS's may look dated but they still performs brilliantly." PalmAddict 8:22 AM
  • "iCloud Documents" ["First at this stage I don't think anyone will argue iCloud is good. It's sad to say that after two years but it's the truth. A surprising number of developers are dropping iCloud as their primary sync mechanism, presumably because of how unreliable it is.1 To me the unreliability issues are a far bigger problem than the issues Fields lays out."] Clark's Tech Blog 8:21 AM
Press Releases
  • "OS X Dashboard Widgets: MiniTV 2.0 Works, Delivers BBC, CNN, ABC, More" FairerPlatform 4:27 PM
  • "Introducing AweCal - An Integrated Organizer for Mac OSX" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Zevrix Releases Deliver 2.4: Adds Google Storage Support" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Return to Mysterious Island for MacOS X free for a limited time" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Mac App Blocker 2.0 for OS X - A Single Password Protects Selected Apps" prMac 8:44 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Here's A Good Idea Of The Most Popular Tablets Given On Christmas"  Business Insider 8:51 AM
  • "Meet Lior Ron, The Guy In Charge Of Google's Big Attempt To Kill Samsung And Apple With An 'X Phone'" Business Insider 3:19 PM
  • "Wikipedia page of Judge Koh, of Apple-Samsung trial, locked after 'edit war'" The Guardian 4:53 PM
  • "Suddenly, Samsung And Others Are Trying To Make An Apple TV Before Apple Can" Business Insider 9:12 AM
  • "Post-Christmas Recycling Saves Outdated IPods From Dump" Bloomberg 8:48 AM
  • "'Tablet-first' games studio Supercell is doing super well: Gross revenue pegged at $1m per day" The Next Web 9:29 AM
  • "New York City's Crime Rate Is Up For The First Time In 20 Years Because Of Apple Thefts" Business Insider 8:51 AM
  • "Virginia town offering free app to help fight crime" Associated Press 11:07 AM
  • "Virginia town encouraging citizen crime reporting with free iOS app" 9 to 5 Mac 11:07 AM
  • "Apple's 'Lucky Bags' Are Coming To Japan On January 2nd" Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Watch: This close-up video of Steve Jobs' super-yacht will give you a serious case of gadget envy" The Next Web 8:50 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' yacht freed in time for Christmas" CNET News 10:30 AM
  • "Steve Jobs-Commissioned Yacht Free to Set Sail" PC Magazine 12:22 PM
  • "Steve Jobs's Super Yacht Is Now Free To Sail The High Seas" Cult of Mac 9:29 AM
  • "Demand for interactive television service to push growth of set-top boxes" AppleDailyReport 8:55 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "From Windows 8 to Raspberry Pi, we pick the top IT stories of 2012" Ars Technica 12:21 PM
  • "MSI's sliding Windows 8 ultrabook hits pre-order at $1100" TG Daily 10:33 AM
  • "Foxconn designs an ejectable mouse-trackpad" TG Daily 10:33 AM
  • "Shark Tank's Mark Cuban Talks Facebook, Tech Investing, Windows Phone 8 on Reddit" PC Magazine 10:21 AM
  • "2012: The year in quotes/Some of the most interesting, and amusing, tech-related quotes this year were uttered in courtrooms" IDG News Service 10:12 AM
  • "An Early Tale of the Internet" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:12 AM
  • "HTC's global One S gets Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean: Still no word on the U.S. version though." CNET News 9:50 AM
  • "After Apple, Samsung now targets Ericsson products in patent wars" Macworld UK 9:11 AM
  • "Samsung Wants U.S. Sales Ban on Ericsson Products" DailyTech 9:11 AM
Publications/Podcasts
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple reportedly to move Mac mini production line to the US" DigiTimes 8:55 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple to bring Mac mini production to U.S. in 2013" AppleInsider 10:23 PM
  • "Apple furthers discussions over IGZO technology, say sources" DigiTimes 8:56 PM
  • "Next-Gen iPad Rumored; $99 Acer 7-Inch Tablet; Infographic: State of the Internet" PC Magazine 10:30 AM
  • "Apple wins critical SIM connector patent" CNET News 9:10 AM
  • "3 New Apple Patents Hint at the Future of Gadgets" TheStreet 8:55 AM
  • "Apple's latest patents cover building curved displays, new micro-SIM connector" VentureBeat 9:10 AM
  • "Apple wins patent rights to new curved glass process" TUAW 8:50 PM
  • "Apple Patents a Method for Bending Glass" Wired 4:54 PM
  • "Apple granted rights to new process for creating high-quality curved glass" AppleInsider 12:20 PM
  • "New iMacs await VESA compatiblity: Apple confirms that its recently-released iMacs don't support the company's previous VESA solution." ZDNet 10:44 AM
  • "Apple eyes easier way to sync mobile, vehicle devices" AppleDailyReport 9:57 AM
  • "Hacker cites iOS 6 code as becoming more secure, offering 'tougher protections'" O'Grady's PowerPage 9:29 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Smartphone sales in China to grow 137% to 189 million units in 2012" DigiTimes 8:40 AM
  • "iPad mini shipments expected to reach 8 million in 4Q12, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 8:40 AM
  • "Intel expected to show new smartphone platform at 2013 MWC" DigiTimes 8:40 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:36 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 44 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 9:14 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Zorro Macsk gives the iMac a touchscreen interface" Macworld 2:13 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Cycloramic Takes 360° Videos By Rotating (Vibrating) Your iPhone" Best App Site 11:16 PM
  • "Camtasia 2.3 review: Camtasia is a screen capture tool that does much more than just record what's on your" Macworld UK 4:52 PM
  • "The best iPhone productivity apps of 2012: Our picks for the five best business apps of the year" PCWorld 12:21 PM
  • "The Best Apps for Young Kids: Every parent needs a break. Here are some kid-friendly apps that will keep junior safely entertained." PC Magazine 10:30 AM
  • "Best of 2012: Top apps for smartphones and tablets" USA Today 10:29 AM
  • "Grocery List - Buy Me a Pie! lets you bump and share your grocery lists" TUAW 9:58 AM
  • "Rockmelt For iOS Lets You Explore The Best Of The Web With Trends, News And Social Information" Redmond Pie 8:58 AM
  • "Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012: Platformers" Touch Arcade 10:10 AM
  • "Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012: Fighting Games" Touch Arcade 9:28 AM
  • "Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012: Hill Climbers" Touch Arcade 9:11 AM
  • "Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012: Endless Runners" Touch Arcade 8:58 AM
  • "10 Must Have Apps for the New iPhone or iPad User" Best App Site 8:36 AM
  • "The iPhone App You Really Need And Want To Use Goes From Good To Bad" Mac 360 8:24 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "With Panorama Maker Pro, you can expand your images and videos into majestic panoramas. Choose from five flexible stitching modes to create your masterpiece, then preview and manage your product for flawless printing. Panorama Maker Pro even gives you smart image tagging and rating options." Terry White's Tech Blog 11:22 PM
  • "Raspberry Pi Hack Lets Siri Open Garage Doors [Video] BGR 10:22 PM
  • "How to sell or get rid of your old gadgets" CNN 9:04 PM
  • "iPhone 4S: Ultimate DIY repair guide" iMore 8:47 PM
  • "Convenient iTunes 11 Keyboard Shortcuts: You can optimize how you use iTunes 11 by using various keyboard shortcuts available in the program." CNET Reviews 5:17 PM
  • "How to set up your new iPad mini: Consumer Technology Editor, Matt Warman, demonstrates how to set up your iPad mini straight from the box." Telegraph 9:14 AM
  • "Get started with the iPad and iPad mini" Macworld 8:49 AM
Tips
  • "You just got a new iDevice for Christmas, where to offload your old crap" 9 to 5 Mac 4:11 PM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Buy an iPad mini now or wait?" TUAW 3:20 PM
  • "Great apps for your new iOS device" Macworld 11:38 AM
  • "Tech Now: What to do with your new high-tech toy" [Video Report] USA Today 10:29 AM
  • "Tips and tricks for your new iPad: If you got a new iPad for Christmas, the following tips will help you to get the most out of it." Telegraph 9:14 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Analysis Suggests Apple's iPad Is Outselling Microsoft's Surface 50-To-1" Business Insider 8:48 PM
  • "Unscientific Data Suggests iPad Crushed Xmas Sales" The Mac Observer 8:39 PM
  • "Apple and Google still in the hunt for control of mobile market" The Guardian 4:54 PM
  • "Apple dominated tech news in 2012, but how much longer?"  USA Today 4:52 PM
  • "You Won't See Me: Like many folks, I received an iTunes gift card for Christmas." MacNews Blog 3:59 PM
  • "This is inevitable: the iPhone, 5 years into the future" iDownload Blog 2:17 PM
  • "iPad Is A Christmas Graveyard For 'Grand Theft Auto' And 'Modern Combat'" BGR 1:56 PM
  • "Apple Portable Computing; What's Coming In 2013? -The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 12:28 PM
  • "2012 iMac Reviews: 27-inch Model Designed to Impress" Tapscape 12:19 PM
  • "Mark Cuban: Nokia's Windows Phone 'crushes' iPhone 5" GeekWire 11:38 AM
  • "The Hanoi Hannah of the smartphone wars: Who is The__Truth__Hurts and what does he (or she) have against Apple?" Fortune 10:11 AM
  • "When You Should (And Shouldn't) Buy AppleCare" Gizmodo 10:10 AM
  • "Apple's Most Important Executives Detail Everything That Stinks About The TV Industry" Business Insider 9:57 AM
  • "Don't Fall Victim To The Crafty Crook Behind This Minecraft Mobile Scam App" App Advice 9:29 AM
  • "Why Kids Prefer iPads To Toys As Christmas Presents" PixoBebo 8:24 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The Geek shall inherit the Earth" ExtremeTech 9:57 AM
  • "Nexus 4 Phone - A Thing Of Beauty From Google" Forbes 8:57 AM
  • "Will Google Apps Break The Last Tech Monopoly: Microsoft Office?" Forbes 8:57 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Get This iPhone App With Secret Tethering Powers While You Can" Gizmodo 8:50 PM
  • "Another hidden tethering app, first 12 Days of Christmas gift, EA Games sale" 9 to 5 Mac 3:12 PM
  • "10 iPad Cases With Convenient Hand Grips" Mashable 3:08 PM
  • "Your New iPad or iPad mini Would Absolutely Love These Apps" App Advice 2:14 PM
  • "148Apps' Best Apps of 2012: 30-21" 148Apps 11:47 AM
  • "Six Free And Unique Apps To Download On Your New iPad mini" App Advice 9:10 AM
  • "This Retrofitted 2002 Luxor Jr. iMac Is The Ultimate Vintage Mac Christmas Gift" Cult of Mac 8:50 AM
  • "D3S DSLR 2.0 for iOS - Min-U Guide a Complete Reference to Nikon DSLR" prMac 2:15 PM
  • "I say goodbye (Enhanced Edition) book for iPad" prMac 8:45 AM
  • "Touch Point - A New Simple yet Addictive Mobile Game" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Turnacle 2 - More Colorful Puzzle Pleasure - Free Until 2013" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "123 Kids Fun Peekaboo - Top iPhone/iPad App for Kids" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Vapps Mobile Launches Its 1st iOS Game, Puzzle myPicture Free" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "pMail - Private Email: The Only App That Keeps Your Emails Secret" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Mad Farmer 1.0 for iOS" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Lupus Puzzle Season is the Wolf Among the Puzzle Games" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Lets Bowl 2: Bowling with Friends for iOS" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "ABC READING MAGIC 3 Multiple Syllables Deluxe for iOS" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Attachable iPhone Photography Accessory Solves Glare Problems" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Evil Hornets - Amazing augmented reality game for your smartphone" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Find out what you eat with new version of Food Additives Checker" prMac 8:42 AM
  • "First Ever MMO/Fantasy eBook Franchise Launched for iPad" prMac 8:42 AM
  • "FruitPie Samurai/iOS - Fast Action Game Played by Slicing Flying Pies" prMac 8:42 AM
  • "Graphically Impressive Flight Unlimited Las Vegas for iOS Now Available" prMac 8:42 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft in 2012: New Windows, Surface and a major shift" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Microsoft forges ahead with retail store expansion plans" CNET News 10:54 AM
  • "While not exactly Apple pace, Microsoft will open six more stores in 2013" BetaNews 12:20 PM
  • "Pachal: Windows 8 Learning Curve Is Too Steep" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:46 AM
  • "SEC Adds Analyst to IBM-SPSS Insider Case" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:13 PM
  • "U.S. charges analyst in IBM insider trading case" Reuters 3:09 PM
  • "New Intel Patent Aims To Protect Both Gamers And Their Surroundings" Forbes 10:51 AM
  • "IDC Trims Chip Revenue Outlook: International Data Corp. lowered its expectations for semiconductor growth for both 2012 and 2013, citing among other factors broad economic uncertainty and soft personal-computer demand for this year's weakness." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:43 AM
  • "Rise of the incognito internet" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:07 AM
  • "The Numbers Behind Some of 2012''s Biggest Technology Stories: From Facebook to shale oil to MOOCs, the numbers told the tale." Technology Review 10:32 AM
  • "The year in tech: It's all about the cloud and SDNs/Now that cloud computing and software defined networking is embedded in our vocabulary, the next step is how to secure and implement them respectively." Network World 10:23 AM
  • "7 tech trends that will impact your business in 2013" CIO 10:22 AM
  • "Predictions for IT priorities and the cloud in 2013: Experts weigh in" ZDNet 10:41 AM
  • "SOPA blowback, and other tech predictions for 2013: Tech immigration, cybersecurity and Internet taxes will be the leading issues in the next Congress" Computerworld 10:03 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Falls Again: Stock Approaching New Closing Low" Business Insider 4:56 PM
  • "Apple at $800: Why It Will 'Blow the Doors Off' in 2013" The Motley Fool 10:54 AM
  • "This Could Be Why Apple Shares Are Down" Seeking Alpha 11:02 AM
  • "Apple's Historical Stock Price Moves from Christmas to January 31" Forbes 9:53 AM
  • "Apple Fire Sale: Part 2 - The Rocket Blast" Seeking Alpha 8:53 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks hit post-earthquake high, lead Asia/Japanese stocks on Thursday rallied to their highest level since the March 2011 earthquake as hopes for a policy stimulus and a weakened yen spurred buyers, while gains in other regional markets were capped amid worries related to the U.S. fiscal cliff." MarketWatch 9:01 PM
  • "Amazon, Marvell lead techs stocks down: Netflix streaming outage hits Amazon shares; Marvell loses ruling" MarketWatch 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks fall as retailers take post-holiday hit" MarketWatch 10:46 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Retailers Slump Amid Budget Deadline" Bloomberg 10:46 AM
  • "Stocks falter as wait for Washington continues" CNNMoney 4:21 PM
  • "Stocks Fall as Holiday Shopping Slows, 'Cliff' Concerns Persist" TheStreet 4:21 PM
  • "Stocks Slip as Retailers Suffer" FOXBusiness 4:22 PM
  • "Stocks Log 3-Day Decline on 'Cliff' Fears; RIM Soars 11%" CNBC 4:22 PM
  • "Stocks Get Mere Flyby From Santa" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:39 PM
  • "Nikkei Ends at Nine-Month High" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:01 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:07 PM
  • "Taking Stock of Internet Stocks in 2012: And the Winner Is ... AOL?AllThingsD 9:38 AM

 
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