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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, January 2, 2013


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Weekend Highlights: Jury in the never-ending patent battle between Apple and Samsung finds the South Korean company must pay $539 million to Apple in damages—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; in other legal news, court documents reveal Apple did actually know "iPhone 6 was bendier than previous models" concerning touch disease; several articles at Triangle Business Journal cover Apple's close ties with Research Triangle Park, asking if area is actually ready for larger Apple presence, seeing possible revolution in area tech community with Apple's decision; Low End Mac warns of using SATA III drives in a Mac only equipped to handle SATA II; Jon Collins catches up with the creators of Mellel word processor for Mac; Apple blocks Steam app on iOS meaning you can no longer enjoy PC games on your iDevice, Killian Bell at Cult of Mac calls ban "silly".

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  • "Apple sentiment improves with new year: Apple Inc. kicked off the New Year on Wednesday with a handful of positive comments from analysts that contrasts with the relatively downbeat sentiment the stock felt over the last couple of months, helping to boost the stock around 2% to $543.40 by midday as one of the leaders in the tech rally." MarketWatch 11:43 AM
  • "What Apple could do to make 2013 a really great year"  Chicago Sun-Times [Free Registration Required] 1:45 PM
  • "Apple's ownership of page-turn design disputed by anonymous patent reexamination requests"  Foss Patents 8:28 AM
  • "Judge Rules Samsung Will Have To Reveal Device Sales Data In Ongoing Apple Case"  TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Samsung forced to reveal sales data in Apple patent dispute" ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Is Blasting A Multi-Billion Dollar Hole In Samsung's Business" Business Insider 8:54 AM
  • "Now Samsung has to open the sales kimono in its increasingly personal legal battle with Apple" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:08 AM
  • "Judge Orders Samsung to Show Sales Data in Apple Patent Case" The Mac Observer 8:42 AM
  • "Apple filing says Samsung should now withdraw its request for U.S. import ban (as it did in Europe)" Foss Patents 3:20 PM
  • "Evidence in Apple v. Samsung tossed for breaking the rules: A California judge says some paperwork filed by Apple and Samsung following the trial was too long, and will be thrown out as evidence." CNET News 1:29 PM
  • "Apple v. Samsung judge scolds parties on page limits, sealed docs" Ars Technica 4:14 PM
  • "Portion of Apple's 'App Store' Suit Against Amazon Rejected" PC Magazine 1:28 PM
  • "Apple Loses False Ad Claim Against Amazon" [Paid Membership Required] 3:25 PM
  • "Judge rejects Apple false advertising claims vs. Amazon" Reuters 11:44 AM
  • "Amazon Wins Dismissal of Apple's False Advertising Claim" Bloomberg 11:46 AM
  • "Amazon gets Apple's false advertising claim dropped in ongoing 'App Store' trademark case" The Next Web 11:45 AM
  • "Court Rejects Apple's False Advertising Claim In 'App Store' Trademark Lawsuit" TechCrunch 11:46 AM
  • "Is Apple Plotting A Route To A Waze Acquisition? Rumours On The Road Point To Yes"  TechCrunch 9:37 AM
  • "Apple may buy social navigation app Waze to bolster Maps: Rumors suggest talks are early, but Apple might pay as much as $500 million." Ars Technica 4:04 PM
  • "Apple is partnering with Broadcom to bring super-fast 802.11ac networking to upcoming Macs" The Next Web 9:42 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Adding High-Speed 802.11ac Wireless Networking To 2013 Macs" TechCrunch 11:12 AM
  • "Faster Wi-Fi tech rumored to be arriving on Macs in 2013: A speedier version of 802.11 Wi-Fi is said to be in the works for a future version of Apple's Macs using technology from Broadcom." CNET News 8:19 PM
  • "Apple's 2013 Macs will have superfast 802.11ac 'Gig Wifi'" 9 to 5 Mac 9:54 AM
  • "Desktop Top Operating System Share Trend" [Mac drops to 7.03% share] NetMarketshare 10:31 AM
  • "Desktop Top Browser Share Trend" [Safari falls slightly from November share, Chrome rises] NetMarketshare 10:28 AM
  • "Quick Fix For Boot Camp Brings Windows 8 To New iMac Computers" BGR 8:29 PM
  • "My Passport Edge for Mac and G-Drive Mobile USB Review" Mac|Life 8:28 PM
  • "Delish: Pinboard App for Mac" Macdrifter 4:13 PM
  • "Technicolor CineStyle Color Assist colour grading (review)" IT.Enquirer 7:58 AM
  • "Mac Gems: Beamer streams video from older Macs to Apple TV" Macworld 1:41 PM
  • "'Fix' allows you to install Windows Bootcamp on new iMacs with 3TB drives" 9 to 5 Mac 8:24 AM
  • "MacMost Now 808: Choosing What To Sync" MacMost 9:14 AM
  • "Send more than ebooks to Kindle devices and apps" Macworld 8:54 AM
  • "'Bientôt l'été': finally, a video game as artistic and hard to understand as French films/An empty beach and plenty of wine test the limits of what a game can be" The Verge 11:49 AM
  • "Tired Of The Mac's Boring Folder And File Icons? Customize Them For Free" Mac 360 7:59 AM
  • "When Is A Free Mac App Launcher Not Really As Free As You Think Free Is?" Mac 360 7:59 AM
  • "The Easy And Inexpensive Way To Carry Fonts And Typography Wherever You Go" Mac 360 7:58 AM
  • "How To Add 23 Transitions To Final Cut Pro X In 23 Seconds (and have fun doing it)" Mac 360 7:59 AM
  • "Remember Control-Alt-Delete On Windows? It's Alive And Well And Now On The Mac" NoodleMac 7:59 AM
  • "Got Photos? Here's How The Perfect Photo App Can Be Perfectly Annoying" BohemianBoomer 7:59 AM
  • "Why has Apple once again removed the Library Name from the Player? After removing it in, I think Ver 8, it came back in 9 and 10. Since I have 3 different Library Names, I like being able to see that I didn't make a mistake when choosing which one I want to open. Now it's back to the prefs, to make sure I'm in the right one. Does anyone know a way to bring the Library Name's back?" MacInTouch 4:02 PM
Press Releases
  • "Optical Thunderbolt cables in mass production, coming soon" CNET Reviews 8:20 PM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Japan exec to lead Apple Korea, says source" The Korea Herald 11:25 PM
  • "Apple to report first-quarter earnings on January 23" CNET News 8:18 PM
  • "Apple to webcast Q113 earnings release conference call on January 23rd" MacDailyNews 7:56 PM
  • "Holiday 2012 Delivers Historical Worldwide App Downloads" ["Over the holiday week, Flurry estimates that over 50 million iOS and Android devices were activated, and 1.76 billion applications were downloaded."] Flurry 9:55 AM
  • "Apple wins top score for App Store: But Windows Phone store is most innovative, says ABI Research" Computerworld 4:09 PM
  • "Record iOS, Android app downloads tallied in last week of 2012" CNET News 11:44 AM
  • "It was a very appy holiday season for iOS, Android" iDownload Blog 2:02 PM
  • "iPad Tablet Web Share Falls 7.1% Following Christmas Holiday"  Chitika 4:04 PM
  • "iPhone 5, Galaxy S III, Kindle Fire And Galaxy Tablets The Big Winners in Mobile Traffic Share Growth This Holiday" TechCrunch 4:04 PM
  • "Intel TV Delays, Developers See Possiblle Apple IOS" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:17 AM
  • "Like Apple, Intel Hits Roadblocks In Attempt To Revolutionize TV" BGR 8:13 AM
  • "Report: Apple iBookstore Coming to Japan" PC Magazine 9:09 AM
  • "Apple's iBookstore Headed to Japan This Year" AllThingsD 8:20 AM
  • "Apple will sell ebooks in Japan" paidContent 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's Lucky Bag sale brings New Year bargains to shoppers in Japan" The Next Web 7:57 AM
  • "Over $1 million in goods stolen from Paris Apple Store in New Year's Eve raid" iDownload Blog 8:28 AM
  • "Apple store in Paris hit by thieves in heist" BBC 8:37 AM
  • "Merde! Paris Apple Store in €1m armed raid on New Year's Eve" The Register 8:38 AM
  • "Apple products top the list of 'unwanted' Christmas gifts" BetaNews 8:34 AM
  • "Apple posts 'Do Not Disturb TV ad amidst New Year DND bug" Gear Live 11:28 PM
  • "Apple says Do Not Disturb scheduling bug will correct itself automatically after January 7, 2013" The Next Web 1:28 PM
  • "Apple says Do Not Disturb scheduling is broken until January 7" Ars Technica 1:34 PM
  • "Apple: 'Do Not Disturb' will remain disturbed until January 7" CNET News 4:00 PM
  • "iOS 6's Do Not Disturb bug persists past New Year's Day" Houston Chronicle 10:36 AM
  • "Embarrassing Apple Ad promotes Do Not Disturb with Venus & Serena Williams" Macworld UK 8:00 AM
  • "Apple's New iPhone 5 Ad Showcases Do Not Disturb... The Day After It Stops Working [Video] Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Link errors and issues reported with Apple's 12 Days of Christmas giveaways: Free apps turn out not to be free, other giveaways turn out to be free anyway..." Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "Apple tops Christmas returns policy searches list" The Inquirer 4:09 PM
  • "You Can Now Pirate Apps On Your iPhone Without Jailbreaking" Gizmodo 8:12 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Hyundai adopts Google Maps, begins the Apple vs. Google in-car wars" Digital Trends 4:13 PM
  • "Femtocell - The Emerging Wave" Zacks 12:09 PM
  • "Anonymous: 'Expect us' in 2013" ZDNet 11:08 AM
  • "Cockroach controlled by Tweeted commands" TG Daily 10:51 AM
  • "$79 GameStick wants to take on the $99 Ouya" TG Daily 10:51 AM
  • "Single developer behind Netflix outage" TG Daily 10:51 AM
  • "Vint Cerf hails 30th birthday of the modern-day Internet" Techworld 10:50 AM
  • "Bono on How Technology Can Transform the World: The musician and activist explains how technology provides the means to help us eradicate disease and extreme poverty." Technology Review 10:47 AM
  • "Growing confidence in cloud security: Companies, schools, government chart course into cloud security" Network World 10:33 AM
  • "Samsung unveils Smart TV transformer kits ahead of CES 2013" ZDNet 11:08 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S IV and iPhone 6 Are Coming, But Not Soon" PC Magazine 10:28 AM
  • "Laptops don't lie: Filthy tales of tech repair" InfoWorld 10:20 AM
  • "Google claims it has five essential apps for your new gadgets" ZDNet 11:07 AM
  • "Google still figuring out Project Glass features" PCWorld 10:30 AM
  • "Google Glass Project In Flux" Forbes 10:17 AM
  • "New technology aims to stall drunk drivers" CBS News 10:10 AM
  • "LG Sells OLED TVs for $10,000 to Counter Declining Demand" Bloomberg 10:08 AM
  • "Willy Loman Turns to Windows as Web Spurs Sales Changes" Bloomberg 9:44 AM
  • "CTIA Moves Big Mobile Show to Fall" PC Magazine 10:28 AM
  • "CTIA to combine its two annual conferences into one September show" Reuters 9:57 AM
  • "Key U.S. Cellphone Trade Group Will Move Main Show to Fall in 2014, Discontinue Second Event" AllThingsD 9:40 AM
  • "The Portable Podcast, Episode 168" 148Apps 1:42 PM
  • "MacStories Interviews: Greg Pierce/In our ongoing series of interviews with developers and creators in the Apple community, I had the chance to talk with Greg Pierce, founder of Agile Tortoise." MacStories 9:42 AM
  • "Is the iPhone 6 already out there? App developers claim new Apple handset spotted online" Daily Mail (UK) 8:15 AM
  • "Apple 'testing iPhone 6 and iOS 7'" Telegraph 8:34 AM
  • "Apple testing new iPhone, iOS 7: report" Reuters 8:13 AM
  • "Apple 'iPhone 6,1' and iOS 7 Reportedly Appearing in App Developer Logs" Wired 2:16 PM
  • "What's THAT, you say? Apple MIGHT be making a NEW iPhone, iOS?" The Register 8:15 AM
  • "iPhone 6 and iOS 7 spotted in app usage logs as Apple begins testing" Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "References to next iPhone, iOS 7 popping up in server logs" Ars Technica 12:04 PM
  • "Apple May Already Be Testing the New iPhone and iOS 7" Mashable 8:22 AM
  • "Developer log points ahead to next iPhone, iOS" CNET News 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Plans iPhones In More Sizes, More Colors, Analyst Says" Forbes 10:28 AM
  • "TSMC gets Apple's iPad chip production as iPhone 6 plans kick into view" Computerworld 10:45 AM
  • "Taiwan's TSMC to make chips for Apple: reports" AFP 8:16 AM
  • "So Long, Samsung: Apple Switches To TSMC For A6X Processor Production" App Advice 8:18 AM
  • "Intel Making Apple's ARM Chips Will Leave Samsung Behind" Seeking Alpha 10:53 AM
  • "Apple A6 X processor production reportedly goes from Samsung to TSMC, trial set to begin this quarter" 9 to 5 Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Apple to move A6X production from Samsung to TSMC -- report" CNET News 8:34 AM
  • "Apple May Have Tapped Taiwan's TSMC For A6X Processor Production" TechCrunch 8:38 AM
  • "Do Not Disturb bug disturbs Apple users" TG Daily 8:24 AM
  • "Thunderbolt interface strikes YOUR PC: What's the damage?" Register Hardware 8:32 AM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Top Operating System Share Trend" [iOS, Android fall, Java ME, Blackberry rise] NetMarketshare 10:34 AM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Top Browser Share Trend" [Safari falls, Opera rises] NetMarketshare 10:33 AM
  • "NetMarketShare: Mac OS X, iOS, Safari all down slightly in December" AppleDailyReport 10:50 AM
  • "Apple relaxes Made for iPod rules, allows devices with Lighting and 30-pin connector" Macworld UK 8:01 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for the Unibody MacBook Pro & More" Patently Apple 1:41 PM
  • "Apple patent is for a wireless device with multiple service providers" AppleDailyReport 8:29 AM
  • "Apple Granted a Patent for Future Home Intelligent Communications Port" Patently Apple 8:22 PM
  • "Apple patent involves planting 'seed' applications" AppleDailyReport 8:29 AM
  • "iOS 6: Do Not Disturb mode stays on after scheduled time" ["Symptoms After January 1st, 2013, Do Not Disturb mode stays on past its scheduled end time. Resolution Do Not Disturb scheduling feature will resume normal functionality after January 7, 2013. Before this date, you should manually turn the Do Not Disturb feature on or off. To turn off the scheduling feature, tap Settings > Notifications > Do Not Disturb and switch Scheduled to Off."]  Apple Support 1:34 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Sage Fusion For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:20 AM
  • "ZombieMeatballs For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:20 AM
  • "Bubble Struggle 3 For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:20 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:24 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:24 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:24 AM
  • "Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -27 Inch Models -$1,450 To $2,199 -Best Prices, Reviews, And Information" MacReviewZone 7:58 AM
  • "iPod Nano Buyer's Guide -Prices From $55 To $399 ... The Best iPod Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 9:20 AM
  • "Refurbished Apple: Mac mini, $469; MacBook Air, $849" FairerPlatform 7:59 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 20 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:32 AM

  • "I Mounted An SLR Lens to My iPhone, And This Is What My First Few Photos Look Like" Business Insider 4:09 PM
  • "Review - Matrox DS1 Thunderbolt dock Review" MacNN 8:28 AM
  • "Seidio's VITREO iPad Screen Shield Is Made From Tempered Glass" The Mac Observer 1:26 PM
  • "The Marware C.E.O. Hybrid Case for iPad Mini is Solid But Flawed" The Mac Observer 1:07 PM
  • "SmartFlex CARD & CandyShell iPhone 5 Cases By Speck [Review] Redmond Pie 10:43 AM
  • "Griffin's Slim Folio for the iPad mini gets it all right" AppleDailyReport 8:32 AM
  • "Scribbly pen stylus for iPhone, iPad review: Scribbly - the 'original' marker pen stylus for iPad" Macworld UK 8:31 AM
  • "WoodPad Duo for iPhone, iPad review: Novel hybrid iPhone and iPad stand is built to last a lifetime" Macworld UK 8:31 AM
  • "Duo Games Duo Gamer" iLounge 4:03 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Can Your Phone Find Your Car?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:22 PM
  • "The Best Health And Fitness Apps For Your New Year's Needs" TechCrunch 9:55 AM
  • "The Coolest Cartoon Video App You've Never Noticed: ToonCamera" MacNewsWorld 8:32 AM
  • "iPlan for iPhone Review: iPlan for iPhone is an all-in-one and comprehensive scheduling assistant." 148Apps 8:39 AM
  • "Appidemic: Pitfall! for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 9:09 AM
  • "Got The FaceTime Button Finding Blues? FaceTime With A Tap To Your iPhone" McSolo 7:58 AM
  • "Got Photos You Don't Want Others To See? Hide Them On Your iPhone" TeraTalks 7:59 AM
  • "Anomaly Korea Review" Mac|Life 1:31 PM
  • "Middle Manager Of Justice for iPad and iPhone review" Macworld UK 8:31 AM
  • "Interlocked Review: Interlocked is a game that has some clever elements to it, but does it ever get around to being more than just a technically sound experience?" 148Apps 1:41 PM
  • "MeteoEarth Review: MeteoEarth's roots sit firmly in the land of televised weather forecasts, but that doesn't mean it can't be useful for iPad owners, too." 148Apps 12:09 PM
  • "How To: Transfer Contacts to iCloud" 148Apps 10:54 AM
  • "How to Create Free Ringtones for an iPhone" Macinstruct 8:42 AM
  • "Using Third Party Keyboards and Mice with Your Mac" Mactuts+ 8:32 AM
  • "With Start Of New Year, Now Is A Great Time To Put Our iOS Devices On A Diet Too" App Advice 9:04 AM
  • "Apple Must Fulfill 10 Resolutions to Achieve a Successful 2013" eWeek 11:28 PM
  • "Will 2013 be another year of Apple iteration masquerading as innovation?" BetaNews 11:27 PM
  • "Does Apple's shadow still loom over CES?" CNET News 11:20 PM
  • "Santa likes Android? iPad web traffic share drops 7.1% post Christmas" VentureBeat 7:55 PM
  • "New MacBook Airs And MacBook Pros Reportedly On The Way In June – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 1:46 PM
  • "No app for that: Apple's false ad suit over Amazon Appstore thrown out" Ars Technica 3:32 PM
  • "Apple, Waze, and the expectation of rumors" iMore 2:02 PM
  • "Apple may acquire crowd-sourced navigation service Waze" AppleInsider 10:53 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Is Looking At Buying Mapping Startup Waze To Fix Apple Maps" Business Insider 10:47 AM
  • "Is Apple Switching Its Processor Production Away From Samsung Already?" Forbes 10:38 AM
  • "New iPhone To Launch In Multiple Colors, Already Being Tested" AppleBitch 11:04 AM
  • "Would You Like A Pink iPhone? What About Blue? Or Yellow?" Forbes 10:52 AM
  • "Apple's next trick? Wearable tech, analyst says" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:09 PM
  • "Apple to Jump into Wearable Computing According to Analyst" PadGadget 3:23 PM
  • "Could an iWatch be a long-term replacement for an iPhone?" AppleDailyReport 10:43 AM
  • "AAPL: Watches, Earrings, Belts Could Replace iPhone, Says Piper" Barron's 9:57 AM
  • "Apple Tests iPhone 6? Not A Shocker: Server logs show that Apple is already working on the next-generation of its iPhone and iOS platform. Um, no kidding." InformationWeek 10:03 AM
  • "Will Apple Follow this Year's Smartphone Trend with a larger iPhone Display?" Patently Apple 10:02 AM
  • "Report: Apple Is Working On A Bigger iPhone That Will Be Out In June" Business Insider 9:36 AM
  • "iPhone 6: Will People Even Care?" TheStreet 9:02 AM
  • "Apple: What you need to do in mobile in 2013" ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "Apple-built wearable computers seen as long-term replacement for iPhone" AppleInsider 8:31 AM
  • "Shockingly, Apple is working on iPhone 6 and iOS 7" VentureBeat 8:29 AM
  • "On the demise of netbooks" The Loop 8:15 AM
  • "Apple-Samsung Clash Moves Beyond The Courtroom" BGR 8:15 AM
  • "Speaking Of Trends, Whatever Happened To The Netbook? And The Tablet?" PixoBebo 7:58 AM
  • "Missing The Mark: Nintendo Wii U Review" HotHardware 11:11 AM
  • "Roundup: high-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers" ZDNet 11:07 AM
  • "The netbook may be dead, but there's no escaping its legacy" ZDNet 11:07 AM
  • "Acer Aspire M TouchNo Frills, for Better and for Worse" Wired 11:04 AM
  • "Robots don't destroy jobs!" Salon 10:40 AM
  • "Control your cables: 10 ways to combat desk clutter" [Slideshow] PCWorld 10:29 AM
  • "7 deadly sins of cloud computing" CSO 10:20 AM
  • "10 Google tools you need in your business workflow" PCWorld 10:20 AM
  • "Acer Aspire S7 review: An Ultrabook worthy of the name" InfoWorld 10:20 AM
  • "How to take control of your own IT career" Computerworld 10:19 AM
  • "How RIM hopes to stoke hot 'CrackBerry' market in Southeast Asia" The Canadian Press [Free Registration Required] 10:18 AM
  • "How the Cloud and Big Data Are Changing Entertainment" Forbes 10:16 AM
  • "Blue-chips not ready for mobile internet: Two-thirds of companies in the FTSE 100 have websites that are difficult to use on smartphones, a study shows." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:14 AM
  • "Our top tech wishes for 2013" CNN 10:11 AM
  • "10 Tech Blunders to Avoid in 2013" [Video Report] [Paid Membership Required] 9:41 AM
  • "Why Won't Intel Just Tell the World It Doesn't Suck?" TheStreet 9:33 AM
  • "2013: The Internet of things, delivered via smartphone" VentureBeat 9:11 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Two new iPhone cases double as game controllers" Gizmag 11:27 PM
  • "Mad Catz Street Fighter X Sanrio Arcade Fightstick Pro And iPhone/iPad Cases" iTech News Net 11:26 PM
  • "MacTech announces BootCamp II seminar schedule" ZDNet 8:29 PM
  • "CES Soundmatter News: Soundmatters Introduces DASH7 - ¾ Inch Uber-Flat Wireless Pocket-Portable Soundbar + Speakerphone" Thomas PR 11:43 AM
  • "Daily iPad App: Q & A Diary - Roller Journal asks you questions" TUAW 11:10 AM
  • "Need an iPad Case? Try the iHome iDM71 Folio Speaker System" FairerPlatform 10:27 AM
  • "Wish list for the New Year with WishLab for iOS by BumperApps" Canadian Reviewer 9:42 AM
  • "New Magnetic Keyboard/Gamepad Case Combo Gives Your iPhone 5 Super Thin Snap-On Input Devices" TechCrunch 9:21 AM
  • "iPhone5mod launches 2mm thin magnetic hybrid game controller/keyboard for iPhone 5" 9 to 5 Mac 9:09 AM
  • "Canabalt Dev Teases Hundreds, A New Puzzle Game Coming To iOS Tonight [Video] Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Xnet Communications GmbH is delighted to announce that iSoftPhone is now available for all iPad models." Call4Mac 8:14 AM
  • "iPhone apps for parents to keep kids entertained - iPhone app recommendations - Kate Currin | Appolicious ™ iPhone and iPad App Directory" Appolicious 8:13 AM
  • "mPrometheus 1.0 for iOS - 3-Frequency Color Organ with Moving Lights" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Dmytro Denys releases Piano HD - 88 keys Free 1.0 for iOS" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "intelli-Diet App - Don't count calories, eat them" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "3500+ Random Fun Facts - Trivia for hours of entertainment" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "New Year's Resolution: Get a Better Hold of Your Carb Intake with iCarbs" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Zany New Mystery App Whodunit? Helps Users Spot Fartee" prMac 8:02 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Tech Giants Brace for More Scrutiny From Regulators" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:28 AM
  • "HP's PC, Services Units Under Scrutiny: In annual report filed with SEC, tech giant says it's considering divesture of businesses that don't fit with its long-term plans. Will CEO Whitman stick with the PC business?" InformationWeek 8:25 PM
  • "HP itching to flog flaccid biz units: Are Autonomy, PSG in firing line?" The Register 10:52 AM
  • "HP and Mike Lynch renew war of words over Autonomy scandal" V3 10:54 AM
  • "Finally Some Good News for H-P" Zacks 1:42 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires start-up id8: source" Reuters 8:14 PM
  • "Microsoft buys R2 Studios startup to boost Xbox" CNET News 8:17 PM
  • "Microsoft Acquires Startup R2 Studios" [Paid Membership Required] 8:14 PM
  • "Microsoft - Can The Sleeping Giant Write A Turnaround Story?" Seeking Alpha 9:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Fast Turning Into A Sideshow" Forbes 9:49 AM
  • "The road ahead: Microsoft in 2013/2012''s explosion of new releases is over, but updates and third-party tools will continue to delight Microsoft users this year" InfoWorld 10:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Issues Fix-It for IE Zero-Day" PC Magazine 2:59 PM
  • "Microsoft scrambles to thwart new Internet Explorer 0-day attack: Patch Tuesday can't come soon enough" The Register 10:52 AM
  • "Microsoft rushes out IE fix for watering hole exploit" V3 10:53 AM
  • "Windows 8: Down but not out/There were many tales of Windows 8 circling the drain over the holidays, but there is also still some hope on the horizon for the OS" InfoWorld 10:21 AM
  • "Windows 8 market share jumped in December" ZDNet 11:06 AM
  • "Windows 8 Grew Less Than 1% In December, Says Net Marketshare" Business Insider 8:13 PM
  • "Microsoft: Google Is (Still) Blocking Us From Building YouTube for Windows Phone" AllThingsD 2:02 PM
  • "Microsoft Says Google Is Preventing It From Building A YouTube App For Windows Phone" TechCrunch 3:24 PM
  • "Windows Phone fans petition Square, Instagram, Google for apps" NBC News 10:25 AM
  • "Oracle plans for self-service BI and mobile analytics tools for 2013" V3 10:53 AM
  • "Intel's Plan To Destroy Cable Is Already Running Into Delays" Business Insider 9:48 AM
  • "Intel's set-top TV effort snags on cable" The Register 2:01 PM
  • "How Intel Secretly Benefits From Smart Devices" The Motley Fool 11:22 AM
  • "Intel's Ambitions Are Absolutely Absurd" TheStreet 1:31 PM
  • "AMD Appoints Company Insider Devinder Kumar as CFO" TheStreet 4:18 PM
  • "AMD Names 28-Year Veteran Kumar New CFO" Barron's 4:18 PM
  • "Senate approves FTC, FCC nominees" Reuters 9:56 AM
  • "TV in Ultra HD, new designs at CES 2013" CNET News 8:18 PM
  • "Trends to watch at CES 2013" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Technologies to watch 2013: OpenStack cloud backers hope 2013 is the year of user adoption" Network World 10:31 AM
  • "Technologies to watch 2013: Cisco products, more maturity for SDNs/Advances in OpenFlow, APIs, applications and implementations expected next year" Network World 10:32 AM
  • "Technologies to watch 2013: The cloud will make BYOD a non-issue - eventually" Network World 10:32 AM
  • "Technologies to watch 2013: Gigabit Wi-Fi" Network World 10:32 AM
  • "2013 IT outlook: Innovation trumps cost-cutting/IT leaders have talked for years about the need to better align IT with the business objectives. Now there's a sense of urgency." Network World 10:33 AM
  • "Ubuntu OS smartphones tapped for late 2013" CNET 8:20 PM
  • "Could a touch-friendly Ubuntu be a game changer?" ZDNet 11:08 AM
  • "Rumors swirl as Ubuntu prepares 'disruptive' announcement: Is a phone/tablet version of the popular Linux distro in the offing?" Network World 10:33 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Does Someone Keep Losing Money On AAPL In The Last Second Of Trading?" ZeroHedge 11:27 PM
  • "Apple Bears: We Were Just Freaked Out Over Fiscal Cliff" TheStreet 10:53 AM
  • "Apple declared top tech pick for 2013, investors advised to be 'selective' in tech" AppleInsider 10:38 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook's 2012 comp package plummets: Apple boasts that Cook is paid 'significantly below the median;' doesn't ding him for Maps debacle" Computerworld 8:15 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple top stock pick of 2013 despite setbacks" TUAW 3:25 PM
  • "Much Ado About Apple: Why The Pessimists Are Wrong" Seeking Alpha 4:09 PM
  • "After Sell-Off, Is It Now a Great Time to Buy Apple?" IndieResearch 9:02 AM
  • "Acacia Research subsidiary resolves dispute with Apple" Theflyonthewall 8:39 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech stocks jump with fiscal-cliff relief rally: H-P, Facebook lead strong sector gains; LinkedIn hit on downgrade" MarketWatch 4:19 PM
  • "U.S. stock indexes start 2013 with big rally: Dow notches best opening-day-for-the-year-point jump in its history" MarketWatch 4:19 PM
  • "Wall Street Surges Amid Fiscal Relief" FOXBusiness 10:17 AM
  • "S&P 500 Rallies Most in One Year as Lawmakers Pass Budget" Bloomberg 4:20 PM
  • "Stocks Swell on Deal to Avert 'Fiscal Cliff'; Dow Surges 308 Points" TheStreet 4:20 PM
  • "Stocks start 2013 with broad gains: For at least the first day of trading, 2013 is proving to be a very good year." CNNMoney 4:20 PM
  • "Stocks ready to rally on fiscal deal" CNNMoney 9:29 AM
  • "Global Rally Is Tinged With Caution" [Paid Membership Required] 8:00 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks begin 2013 journey in upbeat fashion/Hopes for fiscal cliff passage in U.S. underpins investor sentiment" MarketWatch 9:36 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rally on U.S. budget deal/Banking shares jump; ArcelorMittal gains on Canada mines pact" MarketWatch 8:00 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:09 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:10 PM
  • "3 Chip Stocks to Buy as the Industry Rebounds" TheStreet 8:01 PM
  • "Why These Bargain Tech Stocks Should Be Heading Up In 2013" Seeking Alpha 9:46 AM
  • "Smartphone Craze Roundup: Why These 2 Tech Stocks Are 'Buys'" The Motley Fool 11:23 AM

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