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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, December 27, 2012


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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hears long-anticipated AirPower wirless charger will hit store shelves in September, delay due to "technical hurdles"; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple's recent habit of pre-announcing products hurts company more than consumers—reports and opinions in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections today; Nir Eyal at Quartz opines the reason Apple, Google don't want us using phones more is to curb harmful behavior, instead creating "healthy habits with [our] digital devices"; Tim Cook explains to Irish Times Apple's commitment to Ireland; Final Cut Pro turns 7 today—reports in our OS X section; Apple part of car consortium to establish digital car key specs for smartphones; Apple adds another original program to show lineup; the honeymoon is over, US Supreme Court rules states may now require online retailers to collect sales tax; CNET thinks Logitech Crayon so good Apple should copy it.

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  • "A Very Appy Christmas" ["Distimo AppIQ data shows us that the 2012 daily download figures in the Apple App Store for iPad and iPhone increased by 87% on Christmas Day compared to the December 2012 average, and moreover, the revenues showed an slightly lower increase of 70%. Given that the iPad downloads and revenues rose by 140% and 83% respectively, the iPad seems to have been a very popular gift."]  Distimo 2:40 PM
  • "Apple App Store downloads jumped 87% on Christmas Day 2012, revenues increased 70%" The Next Web 2:40 PM
  • "App Store on Christmas Day 2012 saw downloads increase 87 percent, revenue rose 70 percent" 9 to 5 Mac 2:40 PM
  • "Apple CEO Cook Gets $4.17 Million Compensation, No Stock"  Bloomberg 8:00 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook's compensation totaled less than $4.2 million in 2012" The Next Web 7:27 AM
  • "Apple CEO's Pay: $4.2 Million" [Paid Membership Required] 10:37 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Receives Just $4.17M In Compensation In 2012, Versus $378M In 2011" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "Get ready for more stupid Apple CEO salary stories: Did Tim Cook really make $378 million in 2011? Did his pay really drop 99% in 2012?" Fortune 11:23 AM
  • "Apple's SEC filing reveals Feb. 27 annual shareholder meeting, Cook's 2012 compensation, and Human Rights committee proposal" 9 to 5 Mac 10:36 AM
  • "ForeSee Holiday Customer Satisfaction Study: Amazon sets standard; JC Penney, Apple, Dell drop" Foresee 7:43 AM
  • "Apple Falls to Four-Year Low in Online Customer Satisfaction Survey" AllThingsD 7:44 AM
  • "Apple wants 8 board members re-elected, doesn't want a special 'human rights committee'" The Next Web 7:44 AM
  • "Chinese writers win infringement case against Apple" ["The Beijing Second Intermediate People's Court has found Apple liable of copyright infringement involving eight Chinese writers, awarding them 412,000 yuan (US$68,000) in losses."] ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Chinese Court Hits Apple in Copyright Dispute" [Paid Membership Required] 9:45 AM
  • "Apple fined over $165,000 for copyright violation in China" Business Standard 8:14 AM
  • "Apple fined for copyright violation" Xinhua 8:29 AM
  • "Apple ordered to pay Chinese writers in copyright dispute: After eight authors' books were sold on the tech giant's App Store without permission, a Chinese judge rules that Apple must pay up." CNET News 4:26 PM
  • "From lame to Lion—the 12-year evolution of OS X: Everyone into the time machine for a tour of Apple's 'big cat' releases." Ars Technica 10:18 PM
  • "Forthcoming book references unannounced 'Apple Aperture X'" AppleInsider 12:44 PM
  • "How To manage your account picture in OS X: Apple proVides several approaches to customizing the picture that represents your account in OS X." MacFixIt 7:04 PM
  • "How to Run Windows on Your Mac" Mactuts+ 7:48 AM
  • "The Mac's linguistic tricks" Macworld 7:45 AM
  • "How to change slideshow duration times in OS X" MacFixIt 12:46 PM
  • "Our Editor's Picks For 2012"s Best Mac Apps [Feature] Cult of Mac 11:24 AM
  • "Generate list of wi-fi networks a Mac has used" Mac OS X Hints 10:06 AM
  • "How To Capture A Whole Web Page, Top To Bottom, On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:13 AM
  • "A Free Mac Tool Puts A Logout, Restart, Shutdown, Sleep Buttons In The Dock" Mac 360 7:13 AM
  • "If You Use Color On Your Mac You'll Love This Menubar Color Management System" Mac 360 7:12 AM
  • "What might we expect for Final Cut Pro X in the year 2013?" FCPXtv 7:31 AM
  • "3 Major Problems With The App Stores That Apple Must Fix Now (Mac and iOS)" Mac 360 7:13 AM
Press Releases
  • "BlueStacks' App Player For Mac Launches Beta: Now You Can Run Over 750,000 Android Apps On Mac" TechCrunch 10:27 AM
  • "BlueStacks for Mac quietly moves to beta: Mac users are now one step closer to running Android apps on their computers." CNET Reviews 7:10 PM
  • "Unclutter for Mac Is a Clipboard, File Storage Area, and Notepad All In One" Lifehacker 7:57 AM
  • "MorphOS gains early PowerPC G5 support" OSNews 7:44 AM
  • "Power Your Mac with Stellar Drive ToolBox v2.5" prMac 7:33 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Pressure on Apple is improving labor practices, says Times: Media coverage and rising awareness of rough working conditions in China's electronics factories have begun to turn things around, says a New York Times report. But there's still a long way to go." CNET News 7:52 AM
  • "Apple's leadership spurs industry-wide changes for Chinese labor: Other OEMs in China are taking note of improvements at Foxconn facilities." Ars Technica 2:41 PM
  • "Working conditions begin to improve at Apple partner's factories" BGR News 9:52 PM
  • "Apple in 2012: Controversy and competition" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2:35 PM
  • "2012: The year Android truly challenged iOS/Android 'Jelly Bean,' Samsung's Notes, and Google's Nexuses finally delivered compelling capabilities as Apple stalled" InfoWorld 10:07 AM
  • "2012 in review: The year in iOS" Macworld 7:45 AM
  • "Look back at 2012: The year in tablets" TechHive 7:45 AM
  • "This Christmas, Buyers Were Stocking Up on Tablets" AllThingsD 3:40 PM
  • "First Tweets From Newly Purchased Tablets Reveal iPad At Top Of The 2012 Holiday Gift Charts [Image] Redmond Pie 9:49 AM
  • "Apple Still Said To Account For 87% Of North American Tablet Traffic As Kindle Fire, Nexus 7 Gain" BGR 11:48 AM
  • "For every 100 web pageviews on an iPad, Kindle gets 5, Galaxy gets 3, and Surface gets 0.22" VentureBeat 11:14 AM
  • "That Freckled Girl in a T-Shirt and Jeans Is Your Typical Mac User" AllThingsD 10:08 AM
  • "Meet Ms.Mac 2012: 'The average female Mac user is pretty hot, if awkwardly dressed'" Morningstar 10:27 AM
  • "Things Seem To Be Looking Up For Workers At Apple Manufacting Partner Foxconn" App Advice 7:25 AM
  • "New report profiles better working conditions in Foxconn's Apple factories [Video] 9 to 5 Mac 12:10 PM
  • "All-singing devices are eating up MP3 player sales" paidContent 7:49 AM
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 lands in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean without a splash" Fortune 7:57 AM
  • "Android apps put pressure on Apple" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:55 AM
  • "Chinese Apple's User Shows Us How to Crook the Aluminum iPhone 5" M.I.C. Gadget 7:47 AM
  • "The Woz Uses Cycloramic And An iPhone 5 To Street View His Kitchen" TechCrunch 10:01 AM
  • "NYC Crime Rate Up For First Time In 20 Years Thanks To iPhone Thefts" Cult of Mac 9:49 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' Designer Yacht 'Venus' Free To Sail The Seas Once More" RazorianFly 7:27 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Ho ho ho! How a 5-year-old got a porn-filled Nintendo for Xmas: A father buys his 5-year-old son a refurbished Nintendo 3DS for Christmas. Sadly, it wasn't refurbished well enough." CNET News 7:12 PM
  • "New WordPress vuln emerges: W3 Total Cache has faulty defaults" The Register 4:21 PM
  • "Last Gasp for Netbooks as Asustek & Acer Pull Plug" The Mac Observer 4:21 PM
  • "Rockstar teases GTA V screenshots" TG Daily 1:32 PM
  • "LG's tricked-out entertainment systems of CES 2013: LG has officially debuted its 2013 lineup of home theater equipment which the company will be showcasing at CES 2013 in Las Vegas next month." TG Daily 1:31 PM
  • "Botched Software Update To Networking Gear Caused One Of GitHub's All-Time Worst Outages" TechCrunch 1:29 PM
  • "Free Google Voice calls to continue in 2013" TG Daily 1:32 PM
  • "Google to extend free 'Call phones from Gmail' through 2013" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:42 AM
  • "Touchscreen offers new opportunity for PC brands: An interview with Acer president" DigiTimes 10:54 AM
  • "EA removes gun shop links from Medal of Honor site" BBC 10:24 AM
  • "Samsung Reportedly Targeting 510M Phone Sales In 2013, Including 390M Smartphones" TechCrunch 1:26 PM
  • "Samsung Aims to Sell Half a Billion Handsets in 2013" PC Magazine 11:51 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Note to get Android 4.1 Premium Suite" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Internet on the TV? Meh, say consumers" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Fujitsu to Miss Shipment Goal for PCs as Demand in Europe Slumps" Bloomberg 9:56 AM
  • "Fujitsu expects to miss PC sales goal on sluggish Europe demand" Reuters 9:56 AM
  • "Amazon Outage Scrooges Netflix, Heroku: Amazon Web Services suffers a second holiday services disruption and the fourth outage of 2012." InformationWeek 11:24 AM
  • "Amazon's Snafu Rattles Customers" [Paid Membership Required] 9:36 AM
  • "Americans Read More E-Books — But Maybe Not on E-Readers" AllThingsD 9:59 AM
  • "This Is How Lytro Takes 'Living Pictures'" Mashable 9:50 AM
  • "Google 2012: The Machines Are Getting Smarter" ReadWrite 7:45 AM
  • "Lytro Who? Toshiba Developing Refocusing Camera for Phones" Mashable 11:48 AM
  • "Toshiba plans 20-megapixel image chip for digital cameras for 2013" Macworld UK 7:27 AM
  • "Live @ 10 PM ET! End of Year Review - Apple products plus Holiday wrap up" Insanely Great Mac 3:39 PM
  • "Apple set to move Mac mini production back to US, according to report" Digital Trends 7:16 AM
  • "What Mac to be 'Made in USA'? Maybe Mini, perhaps Pro?" CNET News 7:52 AM
  • "Apple to Move Mac Mini Production to America: Report" eWeek 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Looking To Bring Mac Mini Production To U.S. Shores" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "Apple To Make Mac Mini, Not New Mac Pro, In U.S. Next Year [Rumor] Cult of Mac 7:46 AM
  • "Apple To Use IGZO Display Technology For Thinner And Lighter iDevices Next Year?" App Advice 7:25 AM
  • "An iRumor from Asia: Apple and Intel reportedly building a Bluetooth smart watch for H1 2013 debut" The Next Web 7:26 AM
  • "The End Of Smartphones: The Latest Rumor Is That Apple Is Working On A Computer Watch" Business Insider 7:19 AM
  • "Report: Apple and Intel Working on a Smartwatch for 2013" PC Magazine 9:58 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Building Bluetooth Smart Watch" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "iWatch? Apple working on an iOS smartwatch, report says" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:43 PM
  • "Rumor Mill Adds Mac Mini to Apple's 'Made in USA' Plans" AllThingsD 12:45 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple Working On A New iWatch" AppleBitch 10:07 AM
  • "Apple Drops Samsung for Custom ARM Chip Production" The Mac Observer 9:46 AM
  • "Flexy iPhone someday? Apple patents method to bend glass" CNET News 7:51 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple to Harness Stored Wind Energy via new On-Demand System" Patently Apple 7:11 AM
  • "Apple's wind turbine technology uses heat, not rotational energy to generate electricity" AppleInsider 7:20 AM
  • "Apple Exploring Alternative Wind Power Technology And Motion-Control Mac Mice" TechCrunch 9:47 AM
  • "Apple looking into motion-controlled mouse for Mac" AppleInsider 7:20 AM
  • "Apple Tweaks Ongoing Research into Gaming Mouse & Nike + iPod Application" Patently Apple 8:05 AM
  • "Major Apple Patent Filing Reveals In-Depth eSIM Solutions" Patently Apple 7:11 AM
  • "Apple Reveals Two Retina Display Technologies" Patently Apple 7:15 AM
  • "Apple files patents for an interface extender for portable electronic devices" AppleDailyReport 8:38 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:34 AM
  • "MacXDVD Christmas Giveaway - MacX Video Converter Pro and MacX iPhone Video Pack" Digiarty 8:02 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 60 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7:28 AM
  • "MacKiev Christmas App Sale, Save Up to 50%" FairerPlatform 8:02 AM

  • "21-inch iMac 2012 (Thin) Review: Looks Only Get You So Far" Gizmodo 6:43 PM
  • "The iMac In A World Of MacBooks On The Brink Of iPads" TechCrunch 3:43 PM
  • "Review: G-Drive mobile hard drive features USB 3, FireWire 800" Macworld 2:43 PM
  • "Just Mobile HeadStand headphone stand review" AppleTell 7:47 AM
  • "Garry's Mod 13 review: The original sandbox game is back, with a new engine and enhanced integration with Steam. Pose your hands ready to clap for Garry's Mod." Macworld UK 7:44 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012: Puzzle and Word" Touch Arcade 3:40 PM
  • "Review: Drafts for iPhone and iPad" Macworld 2:43 PM
  • "Got a new iOS device for the holidays? Try AppHero to find apps" 9 to 5 Mac 12:53 PM
  • "Five Great Music-Related Apps for Your iPad– New iPad Owner Starter Kit" PadGadget 12:44 PM
  • "Frequency Tunes Out the Noise When Tuning In to Videos" MacNewsWorld 9:49 AM
  • "Review: SetMyCamMx aids depth of field calculations and serves as a great teaching tool" Macworld 9:49 AM
  • "Apps for a fun New Year's Eve" TechHive 7:45 AM
  • "10 must-have apps for your new iPad" BetaNews 7:34 AM
  • "Cycloramic Takes 360 Videos By Rotating (Vibrating) Your iPhone" Best App Site 7:12 AM
  • "App Guide: Puzzle Games" Wired 9:00 AM
  • "Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012: Shooters" Touch Arcade 7:48 AM
  • "How To Search Through Notes With Siri" App Advice 7:47 AM
  • "Have guests often? Generate a QR code with your WiFi details that you can frame for easy access" The Next Web 3:35 PM
  • "Tech Now: Smartphones - Apple or Android?" [Video Report] USA Today 8:05 AM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review -The New Year Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 10:02 PM
  • "Telecom Consultant Thinks Apple Will Buy Brazil iPhone Trademark" The Mac Observer 6:45 PM
  • "The killer iOS feature Apple will never add" Sachin's Space 4:27 PM
  • "Apple Admits That It Has Become Practically Beyond Comparison" Business Insider 4:22 PM
  • "Apple Has Change of Heart After Debate with Successful Kickstarter Project" PadGadget 3:39 PM
  • "Is Apple's iPad, MacBook Air Behind the Death of the Netbook?" Benzinga Insights 12:53 PM
  • "Choosing an electronic ecosystem: Apple, Google, or Microsoft?" Digital Trends 12:46 PM
  • "Why I am Leaving the iPhone" ["With Android's 'Butter' introduced at this year's Google I/O, the feel is nearly as good as iOS. That says a lot, because as far reaching as the first Android phone, I could feel a major difference. When I mean 'feel', it is the responsiveness that the phone has when you touch it, primarily the swipes, and the responsiveness to those swipes. As for Windows Phone, it has always felt good and responsive to touches and swipes."] Forbes 12:09 PM
  • "Why You Should Pay For Apps: Grab a bunch of paid apps, not free apps, for your new phone or tablet. It's better for everyone, especially the little guy." PC Magazine 10:37 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Holiday fare" Macworld 10:06 AM
  • "Apple Drops in ForeSee Customer Satisfaction Poll" The Mac Observer 10:12 AM
  • "Apple gets coal in stocking as holiday online satisfaction drops" iDownload Blog 10:07 AM
  • "Amazon again tops in e-tail customer satisfaction; Apple slips" CNET News 9:58 AM
  • "Apple iWatch? Fuggedaboutit... this could be so much more" VentureBeat 2:35 PM
  • "Crazy rumors says Apple and Intel collaborating on a Bluetooth smart watch" iDownload Blog 10:28 AM
  • "Apple iWatch rumors surface again, this time with Intel attached" iMore 9:48 AM
  • "Opinion: 2012 - The year Google Android finally challenged Apple iOS/Compelling Google Android capabilities to rival Apple?" InfoWorld 9:00 AM
  • "Apple Has A Lot of 'Tricks Up Its Sleeve' in 2013: David Kirkpatrick" Daily Ticker 8:26 AM
  • "Why Tim Cook's Apple Pay Dropped By More Than $370 Million" Forbes 11:24 AM
  • "A look at Apple's security efforts in 2012" TUAW 7:57 AM
  • "Apple, Amazon Down: Maybe The Stock Market is Rigged" TheStreet 7:52 AM
  • "Galaxy S4 Concept Features An Edge-to-Edge 1080p Display, Laser Keyboard, Android 5.0 & More [Video] Redmond Pie 7:42 PM
  • "How To Fix Incorrect Song Matches In Google Music" BGR 4:22 PM
  • "Prevent Facebook from automatically importing photos" CNET 2:30 PM
  • "Your tech gift: Keep it or return it?Which tech gifts are worth owning – and which aren't?" MarketWatch 2:21 PM
  • "Are tablets now disposable computing devices?" ZDNet 1:43 PM
  • "SugarSync 2.0; one of the sweetest multi-platform cloud solutions available" ZDNet 1:43 PM
  • "From Internet Uprisings to John McAfee: The Year in Privacy and Security" Wired 1:41 PM
  • "More than half of U.S. homes don't have or use landline" GigaOM 1:34 PM
  • "Looks Like PBS Made A 'Silicon Valley' TV Show That Could Really Be Worth Watching" TechCrunch 1:26 PM
  • "You could save hundreds on your net bill (just don't expect your telco to tell you about it)" Sydney Morning Herald 12:17 PM
  • "Nice touch, but don't expect much storage: A new range of personal computers with touch-sensitive screens has arrived in time for the Boxing Day sales." Fairfax NZ News 12:15 PM
  • "2012''s most innovative tech gear" [Slideshow] PCWorld 11:52 AM
  • "Five reasons 2012 was a great year for Linux" PCWorld 11:52 AM
  • "Dell Latitude E6430S Laptop Review" HotHardware 11:25 AM
  • "Computerworld's top stories of 2012: From Android and iOS to storage and great places to work in IT, here are Computerworld's most popular stories from 2012, in order." [Slideshow] Computerworld 10:49 AM
  • "The future of mobile: CNET's Bridget Carey talks to Roger Cheng about what our smartphones could look like in 2013." [Video Report] CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "Amazon most satisfying website to shop: survey" Reuters 10:13 AM
  • "Where Next for Telcos and Semiconductors in 2013?" The Motley Fool 9:52 AM
  • "One In Four Americans Owns A Tablet, Overtaking E-Readers, As Printed Book Consumption Continues To Decline: Pew" TechCrunch 1:29 PM
  • "Jokes About Fusion Drive and Time Machine" MacMost [cartoon] 7:28 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "New Ebook: Curate Like a Pro with iPad" iPadCTO 10:06 PM
  • "5 Best iPad Apps of 2012" Mashable 10:37 AM
  • "Just in time for your New Year's resolutions: Meet PumpUp, a personal iOS fitness coach" The Next Web 9:49 AM
  • "Update #24 - Mac Version Stretch Goal & New Concept Art" KickStarter 9:30 AM
  • "Design beautiful iOS apps with the iOS App Design Course Bundle [VB Store] VentureBeat 8:05 AM
  • "Graft Concepts Announces Kickstarter Project for Utility backplate for iPhone 4/4S" Run Around Tech 7:49 AM
  • "Best paid iPhone apps" iMore 7:35 AM
  • "Barracuda Partners Releases Obstacles XRT for iPhone" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Anansi Mobile Announces Its Latest Game: Wild City" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "WordSpot Challenges Players to Find Over 100 Hidden Words" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "2 Anti-Calorie iOS Health Apps Slashed to 99 Cents for First Time Ever" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Enolsoft Christmas Special Offer Released" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "yaPlayer: Video Player for iPhone + iPad" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Tin Soldier Software Releases Word Sling for iPhone/iPad/IPOD touch" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Time To Smile!:) - Free App Gives Daily Dose of Jokes and Funny Pictures" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Shaderific Now With Particle Systems, Full Screen and Multitouch Support" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "New Kids iPhone/iPad Game Lead Balloon Now Available on the App Store" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Madbits Momentsia New iPhone Photo App Makes Picture-Taking Powerful" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Liquid5 announces the launch of FaceFriends" prMac 7:33 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP – wealth destruction: A great corporate train wreck driven largely by management decisions" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:17 AM
  • "HP confirms: Feds investigating the Autonomy acquisition/In its new annual Report, Hewlett-Packard says the Department of Justice has opened an inquiry into the $11 billion 2011 deal, now allegedly marred by accounting impropriety." CNET News 7:25 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Says Justice Department Probing Autonomy" Bloomberg 10:03 PM
  • "Autonomy founder fires back at HP after news of DOJ inquiry: After HP announced an investigation into its purchase of the software company, Autonomy founder says, 'We can confirm that we have as yet had no contact from any regulatory authority.'" CNET News 9:58 PM
  • "Autonomy founder responds to HP filing and DOJ investigation" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 10:03 PM
  • "Are The New Windows Flops?'s Technologist, Gary Krakow, thinks all three new Windows operating systems - Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 - might not be a perfect fit with the software buying public." [Video Report] TheStreet 9:57 AM
  • "Windows 8's uptake falls behind Vista's pace: New OS can't keep up with Vista, Microsoft's 2007 OS flop" Computerworld 10:49 AM
  • "Windows 8's uptake falls behind Vista's pace" PCWorld 11:52 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 8 Uptake Looks to Have Stalled" Forbes 2:26 PM
  • "Microsoft: Over 75,000 Windows Phone Apps Were Published In 2012, Average User Downloaded 54" TechCrunch 1:27 PM
  • "Microsoft Windows Phone store adds 75,000 apps this year" CNET News 10:09 AM
  • "Microsoft: Google Isn't 'Truly Serious' About Enterprise Office Apps" Business Insider 2:26 PM
  • "Microsoft to Google: You're not 'serious' about business apps/As Google ramps up competition with enterprise applications and cloud services, Microsoft claims it's not at all worried." CNET News 7:43 PM
  • "Analyst Indicted on Insider-Trading Charges Tied to IBM" Bloomberg 9:53 AM
  • "Report: Apple, Intel Working on Smartwatch for 2013" PC Magazine 11:51 AM
  • "Dell's End-to-End Play is a Long Way from Personal Computers" Forbes 4:23 PM
  • "Netflix now has the right to share your viewing habits: The Senate quietly passed a reform weakening the Video Privacy Protection Act" Salon 12:12 PM
  • "Android surge shakes Apple: America's most watched company can no longer claim to be the only mobile option" Salon 12:13 PM
  • "2012: The year Android truly challenged iOS/Android 'Jelly Bean,' Samsung's Notes, and Google's Nexuses finally delivered compelling capabilities as Apple stalled" InfoWorld 11:35 AM
  • "Global semicon revenues to hit $319B in 2013" ZDNet 1:43 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "How Retail, Apple are Ending the Year" [Video Report] TheStreet 7:56 AM
  • "Apple Fire Sale: Part 3 - The Playlist" Seeking Alpha 9:47 AM
  • "Looking At Apple And Baidu As The New January Effect Stocks" Forbes 10:18 AM
  • "Here's Why Apple Just Said Its Stock Should Only Be Worth $0.00001 Per Share" Business Insider 4:27 PM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple gains; tech stocks pare back losses/Sell-off cools on speculation of potential fiscal cliff deal" MarketWatch 4:24 PM
  • "Cliff maneuvering helps stocks trim losses: CBOE Volatility Index hits five-month high during session" MarketWatch 4:24 PM
  • "S&P 500 Pares Losses as House Sets Session for Dec. 30" Bloomberg 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks Fall, But Pare Losses, as House Plans to Convene on 'Fiscal Cliff'" TheStreet 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks Stage Potent Comeback, But Narrowly Extend Losing Streak" FOXBusiness 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks End Off Lows as House to Reconvene" CNBC 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks Fall, But Pare Losses, as House Plans to Convene on 'Fiscal Cliff'" TheStreet 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks bounce back" CNNMoney 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks Stage Late Rally: The Dow industrials nearly escaped a fourth-straight daily loss, recouping most of a 151-point intraday slide on reports the House of Representatives will reconvene early to try to avert the fiscal cliff." [Paid Membership Required] 4:25 PM
  • "Stocks becalmed on fiscal cliff standoff" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks hit post-earthquake high, lead Asia" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "Nikkei Above March 2011 Quake Level" [Paid Membership Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rise in post-Christmas trade/Miners and banks score gains; benchmarks up in Greece and Italy" MarketWatch 2:13 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:24 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:24 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 10:04 PM
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