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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, January 6, 2013
 

 

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Monday Highlights: Apple is rumored to bring us NFC/digital wallet in the soon-to-be-announced iPhone 6, partnering with major credit card companies; Jonny Evans at Computerworld thinks these 5 reasons prove the rumors highly likely; meanwhile, a major—albeit alleged—hack of Apple's iCloud over the weekend said to have revealed naked photos of over 100 A-list celebrities, so far Apple has remained quiet, but said to have patched the flaw; and the man being accused of the hack pleading innocence; how to protect yourself here—reports aplenty in our OS X, and Op/Ed sections; ├╝ber tech writer, Anand Lal Shimpi of AnandTech fame, retires from writing, goes to work at Apple; rumored redesigned power adapter and reversible USB cable now not expected to arrive with new iPhones; new video of iPhone 6 rear shell surfaces.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Cash Horde Is An Asset, Not A Liability: The title of this article may seem to be a statement of the obvious. Cash and cash equivalents are accounted for as assets on a company's balance sheet. Yet a surprising number of investors appear to view Apple's massive cash horde as a negative for the stock."  Seeking Alpha 6:20 PM
  • "Why Apple Should Hang-up On The iPhone, iWear Is Next"  Forbes 7:46 AM
  • "Is Apple the Next Nintendo? I'm about to compare Apple with Nintendo, and it's not going to be pretty. See, I'm not going to pit the world's most valuable tech company against the gaming giant in its prime. That would be too easy. I'm matching up Apple to the tired and out-of-touch Nintendo of today."  The Motley Fool 11:47 AM
  • "Providing a Template to Challenge Apple: In the China smartphone market, Apple has seen better days." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:23 PM
  • "NOOK Slowing Sales Could be Another Positive Indicator for iPad mini" Forbes 12:00 PM
  • "iPhone Mini -- Could This Be Apple's Next Big Thing?"  Forbes 1/5
  • "Despite workarounds, Apple still paid $6 billion in U.S. taxes last year" iDownload Blog 1/5
  • "Apple Paid $6 Billion In Corporate Income Tax In 2012" App Advice 1/5
  • "Apple Paid $6 Billion in U.S. Corporate Income Taxes in 2012" Mashable 1/5
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 Target in Lawsuit that uses British Telecom Patent" Patently Apple 1/5
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 & iPad Mini Target in New 4G Lawsuit from Adaptix" Patently Apple 1/5
  • "Google, Apple, Microsoft app number wars heat up" PCWorld 1/5
OS X
News
  • "OS X Mountain Lion Takes Mantle As Most Popular Desktop OS By Apple To Date" Redmond Pie 6:34 PM
  • "Mountain Lion mauls other OS X editions for top spot: Five months after release, OS X 10.8 powers a third of all Macs" Computerworld 1/4
  • "OS X Mountain Lion Now Accounts For A Majority Share Of Mac Web Traffic, Growing Nearly Twice As Fast As Lion" TechCrunch 1/4
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/This week, readers e-mailed in questions about archiving iPhoto libraries among other topics." MacFixIt 1/4
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting iTunes 11: The sequel" Macworld 1/4
  • "Help! My Mac Won't Turn On!" Mactuts+ 1/4
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Designing a responsive, Retina-friendly site" Paul Stamatiou 7:49 AM
  • "Stop outgoing messages and delete stuck items from Outlook for Mac's Outbox" OfficeforMacHelp 6:17 PM
  • "Boxer review: Immerse yourself in classic 80s games with help from Boxer" Macworld UK 8:51 AM
  • "The More You Know: 1Password Password Generator" Macdrifter 1/5
  • "Word 2011: Fix 'Copy' command with Keyboard Maestro" Betalogue 1/5
  • "Easily Add Password Protection to Shared iTunes Libraries & Playlists" OS X Daily 1/5
  • "Text in, Sound out (2): Using the Mac to Help Better Access for Those with Disabilities" eXtensions 1/4
  • "Mac Gems: ForgetMeNot keeps you from forgetting email attachments" Macworld 1/4
  • "Daring Fireball: How to Create Retina-Caliber Favicons" Daring Fireball 1/4
  • "MacMost Now 809: Simple Animation With Keynote" MacMost 1/4
  • "Create A Smart Playlist For More Than One Artist With iTunes [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 1/4
  • "Finally, A Good Mac Screen Capture Tool That's High On Features And Low On Price" Mac 360 1/4
  • "If You Really, Truly Need A Storage Cleaner Manager For Your Mac, Get One That's Free" NoodleMac 1/4
  • "The Almost Perfect Mac Note Taking App Is Perfectly Free (on iPhone and iPad, too)" Mac 360 1/4
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Teach Math To Children (but iPad may be better)" TeraTalks 1/4
  • "Weather Is Free So Why Not Have A Free Weather Forecast And Conditions App On Your Mac?" McSolo 1/4
  • "How To Use Your Mac To Compare Files In A Folder (and why it's important)" Mac 360 1/4
  • "Here's A Mac Alarm Clock That's Almost Good Enough To Use Daily" BohemianBoomer 1/4
Op/Ed
  • "Why I use as few Mac apps as possible" Macworld 1/4
  • "How the Safari browser started life as Alexander and hid itself from the world" iMore 1/4
Press Releases
  • "Mac Games: Age of Empires III, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Updates Available" FairerPlatform 7:32 AM
  • "ArtVPS announces new timed license options for Shaderlight rendering" Architosh 1/4
  • "Mindful Browsing Blocks Time-Wasting Web Sites in Safari" Lifehacker 1/4
  • "Introducing BitSafe - New Personal Information Manager for OS X" prMac 1/4
  • "Introducing DiskAid 6 for Mac OS X with Wi-Fi iPhone File Transfer" prMac 1/4
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "David Kelley talks about Steve Jobs and 'design thinking' in '60 Minutes' interview" The Verge 9:23 PM
  • "Consumer Reports again dings the iPhone, rates numerous Android handsets above it in 2013 rankings" 9 to 5 Mac 11:42 AM
  • "Consumer Reports places iPhone 5 among the worst of top smartphones" iDownload Blog 6:01 PM
  • "This Guy Is Teaching Your iPhone To Detect Bad Breath ... And Other Smells" Business Insider 7:45 AM
  • "Thieves break into Microsoft HQ - steal only Apple products: Microsoft reports theft of Apple products from Mountain View campus" Macworld UK 7:49 AM
  • "Break in at Microsoft's research office sees only iPads stolen" iMore 7:45 AM
  • "Search engine tailors results for Apple & Android tablets" Associated Press 7:47 AM
  • "'No Microsoft products were reported stolen'" 9 to 5 Mac 1/5
  • "Burglary at Microsoft research campus, only iPads taken" iDownload Blog 1/5
  • "Report: Thieves steal iPads from Microsoft, leave everything else" GeekWire 1/5
  • "Someone Stole 5 iPads From Microsoft's Silicon Valley Office But Left All The Microsoft Products Behind" Business Insider 1/5
  • "Counterfeit Lightning cables and adaptors on route from China seized in Anchorage" iMore 1/5
  • "Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher will be released this April" AppleTell 1/5
  • "Samsung to widen smartphone gap with Apple this year: Strategy Analytics" Reuters 1/4
  • "Strategy Analytics: Samsung To Extend Lead Over Apple's iPhone In 2013, And Take 33% Of Global Smartphone Market" TechCrunch 1/4
  • "Samsung Predicted to Widen Smartphone Market Lead over Apple in 2013" DailyTech 1/4
  • "Apple's U.S. Smartphone Market Share Rises to 35 Percent" Mashable 1/4
  • "Samsung and Apple Continue to Seize Share in OEM Market – comScore" MacPrices 1/4
  • "Apple and Google Continue to Gain US Smartphone Market Share" Forbes 1/4
  • "Apple's Pandora competitor to launch in 2013, says analyst" Network World 1/4
  • "Old phones and new users are key reasons Apple topped 53% U.S. smartphone market share" VentureBeat 1/4
  • "'iRadio' set for 2013 launch, Apple in talks with music labels - analyst: BTIG analyst thinks iRadio will be part of iTunes for personalised Pandora, Spotify-like personalised service" Macworld UK 1/4
  • "Apple's 'iRadio' Service To Launch In 2013 As Label Negotiations Continue [Rumor] Cult of Mac 1/4
  • "Apple isn't buying mapping company Waze after all, rumours described as 'fabricated'" Macworld UK 1/4
  • "Apple is not buying Waze" TUAW 1/4
  • "Best Buy Lost $65,000 In Profit The Day Walmart Announced Its iPhone 5 Discount" Business Insider 1/4
  • "Best Buy Complains About Walmart's iPhone 5 Holiday Sale, Claims $65,000 Profit Loss in One Day" MacRumors 1/4
  • "iPhone 5 discount wars lead to $65,000 in losses for Best Buy" Ars Technica 1/4
  • "Best Buy rages against Walmart's 'shady' iPhone 5 holiday sale" VentureBeat 1/4
  • "Google Now And Google Translate Praise The iPad" TechCrunch 1/4
  • "Unemployed? Buy An iPhone" Forbes 1/4
  • "Man uses online dating site to lure thief and recover stolen iPhone: Definitely a creative way to recover lost or stolen property, a Brooklyn man was able to get his lost iPhone back by using a fake OkCupid profile for bait." Digital Trends 1/4
  • "Music man lays Internet-dating trap to lure in phone thief" New York Post 1/4
  • "Steve Jobs Hits the Silver Screen in April" TheStreet 1/4
  • "Steve Jobs movie starring Ashton Kutcher to hit theaters in April" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 1/4
  • "'jOBS' Film Starring Ashton Kutcher to Debut in April 2013" PadGadget 1/4
  • "Steve Jobs movie starring Ashton Kutcher to debut in April" Edible Apple 1/4
  • "Turn your iPad mini into a dashboard console screen with this hack" TechHive 1/4
Non-Apple News
  • "Michael Cronan, Who Gave TiVo and Kindle Their Names, Dies at 61" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/5
  • "Their Apps Track You. Will Congress Track Them?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/5
  • "App turns smartphone into smart key" TG Daily 1/4
  • "Blekko Launches Izik, A Tablet-Optimized Search App" TechCrunch 1/4
  • "Popular office phones vulnerable to eavesdropping hack, researchers say" NBC News 1/4
  • "Facebook Messenger Gets Voicemail, VoIP Calling in Testing" PC Magazine 1/4
  • "Facebook taps Canada to test talk app" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 1/4
  • "Blackberry's iPhone-killer leaks" Fortune 1/4
  • "Helium-filled hard drives could lift Western Digital above competition in enterprise market, says IHS" DigiTimes 1/4
  • "LG, Westinghouse Tip 4K HDTVs for CES" PC Magazine 1/4
  • "Qualcomm to demo first StreamBoost Wi-Fi routers at CES 2013" CNET 1/4
  • "AT&T unveils Unite, its second touchscreen LTE hotspot" CNET 1/4
  • "The Android mascot was not always a little green guy" NBC News 1/4
  • "Browser makers rush to block fake Google.com security cert" The Register 1/4
  • "Certificate slip lets phishers create fake Google sites" TG Daily 1/4
  • "Google Quietly Removes Censorship Warning Feature For Search Users In China (Updated)" TechCrunch 1/4
  • "SI residents furious after Google captures 'Street View' images of Sandy damage" New York Post 1/4
  • "Richardson: N. Korea trip with Google's Schmidt a 'private humanitarian' visit" Reuters 1/4
  • "Cyber thieves pose as Google+ social network" BBC 1/4
  • "India's Infosys denies report of firing 5,000 staff" Reuters 1/4
  • "HTC CEO Peter Chou Reflects On A Rough 2012, Says 2013 'Won't Be Too Bad'" TechCrunch 1/4
  • "HTC Vows to Step Up Innovation" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1/4
  • "Android SDK Not Open, Not Free, Now Proprietary" Tapscape 1/4
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 13" ["Complaining about Mac Office 2010 - 1:48"] AnandTech 7:53 AM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Joe Wilcox, from BetaNews, and Avram Piltch, from Laptop magazine, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 1/4
  • "Podcast: iBooks Issue, New Year iOS Bug, Next iPhone? CES Preview" Insanely Great Mac 1/4
Hardware/Software
  • "SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Promises 10Gbps Data Transfers, Coming in 2014" MacRumors 8:36 PM
  • "USB 3.0 to get 10Gbps transfers in standards enhancement" Electronista 8:36 PM
  • "Gorgeous iPhone 6 concept based on new iPod nano design" iDownload Blog 1/5
  • "Bring On The iPhone 6! First Look From The Apple Fantasy Prototype League" Forbes 1/5
  • "An Untethered Jailbreak For iOS 6 May Be Closer Than You Think" App Advice 1/5
  • "Fusion Drive Now Available as Option for Low End 21.5" iMac" MacRumors 1/5
  • "Apple's Fusion Drive now available on new entry-level 21.5' iMac orders" AppleInsider 1/5
  • "The Apple Fusion Drive Is Now Available In Lowest Price 21.5 Inch iMac" AppleBitch 1/5
  • "5 new Apple products coming this year: Here are the tantalizing devices and services you can expect from Apple in 2013." Fortune 1/4
  • "New Mac Pro release date, rumours and leaked images" Macworld UK 1/4
  • "Intel Could Be Apple's Chip Fab With Little Extra Cap Ex" Forbes 1/4
  • "The ARM vs x86 Wars Have Begun: In-Depth Power Analysis of Atom, Krait & Cortex A15" AnandTech 1/4
  • "Macbook Sales In The U.S. Fell 6% During The Holidays, Windows Laptops Were Down 11%" BGR 1/4
  • "More counterfeit Apple products seized, this time $635,000 worth of fake Lightning cables in Alaska" 9 to 5 Mac 1/4
  • "Third-Generation Gorilla Glass Could Be Coming To Future iPhone And iPad Models" Redmond Pie 1/4
  • "Corning to debut even more resilient Gorilla Glass 3 at CES 2013" Edible Apple 1/4
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 13 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7:44 AM
  • "A Little War For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 1/5
  • "Solar Warfare For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1/5
  • "Empires: World War For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1/5
  • "Apple now selling refurbished 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display beginning at $1,869" Engadget 1/5
  • "iPad Closeout & Refurbished & Used Buyer's Guide -Prices From $205 To $720 -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 1/5
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 28 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 1/5
  • "Percepto For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1/4
  • "Reveal The Maze For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1/4
  • "Splitter Pals For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1/4
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/4
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/4
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/4
  • "Refurbished MacBook Pro: 13-inch MBP, $1,019; 15-inch MBP, $1,529" FairerPlatform 1/4
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 14 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 1/4

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Chevy MyLink with Siri integration limits answers to keep you focused, irritated: hands-on" The Verge 6:34 PM
  • "Review: Keycard keeps your Mac safe via Bluetooth when you're not nearby" 9 to 5 Mac 1:31 PM
  • "Ipico Review: Projecting on the Go" Brighthand 1/5
  • "Review: InCharge X5 charges 5 iPads, iPhones, and iPods" Macworld 1/4
  • "Monitor2Go provides a second display for a variety of Apple products" AppleDailyReport 1/4
  • "iWALK Link 1700i Review: The iWALK Link 1700i is a useful battery backup pack that suffers a bit due to Apple's change to the Lightning connector." 148Apps 1/4
  • "Get Shielded From The Elements With X-doria's Shield Case" App Advice 1/4
  • "Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion review: Belkin's WeMo system can control just about anything aided by a free iOS app" Macworld UK 1/4
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Seagate Wireless Plus Hands On: A Tiny Giant of a Mobile Storage System" Gizmodo 8:37 PM
  • "Stickr from Bucket Labs: Beautifully Designed App for Adding Colored Labels to Images" eXtensions 11:35 AM
  • "Five tools to take your recipe file digital" GigaOM 1/5
  • "Jasmine for iOS review: A sleeker way to view YouTube videos" CNET Reviews 1/5
  • "5 Apps: The best camera apps for blind and visually impaired iPhone users" TUAW 1/4
  • "Best mileage tracking app for iPhone" iMore 1/4
  • "Call Bliss for iPhone a would-be alternative to Do Not Disturb" TUAW 1/4
  • "The worst app Apple ever made: Apple does a lot of things right, but this app is such a huge misfire, it rates only 1.5 stars in the App Store. Fortunately, there are some great alternatives." CNET Reviews 1/4
  • "Rondo's iOS music player reaps the rewards of 15 years of research to improve audio quality on headphones" The Next Web 1/4
  • "TripLingo Review: TripLingo is a handy app for travelers visiting foreign countries to help them learn useful words and phrases." 148Apps 1/4
  • "MyScript Calculator: Touch Input for Quick Output" eXtensions 1/4
  • "Ars readers recommend apps for your new iPad or iPad mini: Looking for more apps for your new iPad? Ars readers are pointing the way." Ars Technica 1/4
  • "Cooklet Review: Cooklet is a great app that any chef in the kitchen should have. It has recipes, tools, and much more." 148Apps 1/4
  • "Hundreds for iPhone and iPad review" iMore 1/4
  • "SymbolSmash is a sweet iPad arcade game to teach kids all about classical music" The Next Web 1/4
  • "Bad Hotel for iPad and iPhone review: Defend your hotel against a psychopathic Texan owner" Macworld UK 1/4
  • "Gemini Wars review: Challenging outer-space strategy game" Macworld UK 1/4
  • "Pudding Monsters Review: Pudding Monsters is the new game from ZeptoLab that has the physical mechanics of fun figured out, it's just the content that needs work." 148Apps 1/4
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To Manage Calendar Events With Siri" App Advice 6:17 PM
  • "How to Use an Xbox 360 Controller with Your Mac" Lifehacker 1:30 PM
  • "Improve your food iPhoneography with the Camera+ white balance lock" iDownload Blog 1/5
  • "iBook Lessons: Childrens picture books" TUAW 1/4
  • "How to Share an iPhone Contact with a Friend" Macinstruct 1/4
Tips
  • "Improve Find My iPhone By Locking Down Location Services" OS X Daily 1/4
  • "Want better Wi-Fi? Maybe you just need a better router." GigaOM 1/4
  • "5 Tips for Photo Sharing Digital Etiquette" Mashable 1/4
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will Soon be Friday" eXtensions 6:50 PM
  • "Forbes Contributor, to Apple: Hang Up on the iPhone" 512 Pixels 6:14 PM
  • "Polar Demonstrates Exactly What To Do If Your App's User Base Is Becoming Too 'Teen-Centric'" TechCrunch 6:03 PM
  • "Would You Buy The iPhone 6 If It Looked Like This?" App Advice 7:49 AM
  • "Apple iPhone Mini coming later this year? Here's what we know so far" Stuff Middle East 7:47 AM
  • "Would Apple really make an iPhone mini?" Gizmag 1/5
  • "Why Apple Should Stop Making iOS Apps"  Cult of Mac 1/5
  • "Apple Loop: Cook's Pay, Parisian Thieves, AT&T's iPhone Call, Stock Swoon" Forbes 1/5
  • "Patent trolls are about to invade the cloud" GigaOM 1/5
  • "Want to Officially Bitch about the Patent System? Here's Your Chance" Patently Apple 1/5
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Checking in" Macworld 1/5
  • "Indistinguishable from magic" Macworld 1/5
  • "Should Apple Make a Hybrid or Convertible PC?" Tech.pinions 1/4
  • "Apple Must Think Differently to Slow the Android Invasion"  The Mac Observer 1/4
  • "Apple TV Will Be 'The Elephant In The Room' At CES This Year" BGR 1/4
  • "4 coolest Apple gadgets of 2012" Fortune 1/4
  • "Android Issue #38538: For almost three months, Google's Android project has had a very peculiar bug open in its tracker. The bug's name alone commands attention: Google Now, if asked 'What is a Giraffe?', finishes the description with 'he now praises the iPad'" One Foot Tsunami 1/4
  • "Here we go again: The Apple rumor mill cranks up/Rumors surface about new iPhones, fifth-gen Wi-Fi in upcoming Macs, and the widening rift between Apple and Samsung, this time over mobile chips" InfoWorld 1/4
  • "As Apple Celebrates 36th Birthday, Here Are 15 Events That Shaped The Company" App Advice 1/4
  • "Could Disney be working with Apple on a new Gaming Console Called Toy Box?" Patently Apple 1/4
  • "Can your iPhone help you lose weight? New Year's resolution: Join the Quantified Self movement and see if smartphone apps can help shed unwanted pounds" Salon 1/4
  • "Pod2g Creates Petition for Apple to Open iOS Once and For All" iOSVlog 1/4
  • "There's only one company that can solve Apple's mapping woes quickly (and it's not Waze)" VentureBeat 1/4
  • "Apple may release an iPhone mini priced under $250 this summer" TechSpot 1/4
  • "Top Things Apple Should Focus on in 2013" PadGadget 1/4
  • "Get Ready To Hear The Term 'iPhone mini' A Lot More In 2013" App Advice 1/4
  • "Have Mobile, Apple Made the CES Irrelevant?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 1/4
  • "The Sole Apple-Beater: Samsung Electronics" Seeking Alpha 1/4
  • "Apple: Don't Buy Waze, It's Dangerous and Reckless" TheStreet 1/4
  • "An iPhone Lover's Confession: I Switched To the Nexus 4. Completely."  Gizmodo 1/4
  • "Should Apple open up iOS to allow tweaks and themes?" Tapscape 1/4
  • "One Simple Resolution" YMP Now 1/4
  • "Even More Rumors About An Apple 'iRadio' Music Streaming Service" AppleBitch 1/4
  • "Yawn: Apple Could Launch iRadio Streaming Music Service This Year" App Advice 1/4
  • "Apple again said to be in talks with labels over 'iRadio' service" iDownload Blog 1/4
  • "Apple Pandora-esque iRadio Coming in 2013" Tapscape 1/4
  • "Apple Needs To Compete With Cheap Products And Here's Why (or, why not)" PixoBebo 1/4
  • "We Want An Apple TV. We Need An Apple TV. Why Won't Apple Give Us A TV?" Mac 360 1/4
Non-Apple
  • "Competitive gaming is coming of age as the esports scene takes off" The Next Web 11:43 AM
  • "Enigma, Stuxnet and Piracy: Questions on Ethics and Morals for Computer Engineers" eXtensions 7:32 AM
  • "In Defense Of The Humble App Walkthrough" TechCrunch 1/5
  • "Would You Wear a Google Smartwatch That Looked Like This?" Gizmodo 1/5
  • "Dad hires hit men to kill son's video game characters: A father is so fed up with his son's video game obsession that he decides to take radical action." CNET News 1/5
  • "Last Year's Tax Rate May Not Survive In 2013, But Your Cable Service Probably Will" AllThingsD 1/5
  • "Don't Call the E-Reader Doomed" Techland 1/4
  • "Silicon Valley conquers Hollywood, part 3 -- think small, not big" I, Cringely 1/4
  • "The Universal Remote Sucks. Here's How to Fix It" Wired 1/4
  • "More fun with Windows 8 UEFI, Secure Boot, Fedora and Ubuntu" ZDNet 1/4
  • "Denial-of-service attacks are expected to go mobile" CSO 1/4
  • "Ubuntu Phone: Not a moment too soon" InfoWorld 1/4
  • "My New Year's Resolutions: Email Bankruptcy, Inbox Zero" Forbes 1/4
  • "Phablets - phones that are tablets: Trying to group the growing range of hybrid devices is pure phantasy" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1/4
  • "The future of screen protection is made of glass" Dallas Morning News [Paid Membership Required] 1/4
  • "A Patent Troll By Any Other Name Still Stinks" ReadWrite 1/4
  • "Surrounded By Devices, We Inhabit A World of Increasing User-Centricity" Forbes 1/4
  • "How to create an automatically updating Google spreadsheet" Computerworld 1/4
  • "Android Jelly Bean Share Tops 10 Percent" PC Magazine 1/4
  • "Android or Chrome? Will Google ever decide on one OS?" CNET News 1/4
  • "20 biggest tech innovations of my lifetime that I actually use" CNET News 1/4
  • "Grinch Lives: Holiday Consumer Electronics Sales Off 7%" Forbes 1/4
  • "Global tech spend in 2013: Latin America booms, Asia blooms, Europe gloom" ZDNet 1/4
  • "'Augmented reality' and bendy screens in a hands-free 2013: Ben Grubb takes a look at 10 trends for the year ahead in technology." Sydney Morning Herald 1/4
  • "2013: The year IT may lose its seat at the table" InfoWorld 1/4
  • "6 Tech Sector Themes For 2013 - And 8 Possible Takeover Targets" Forbes 1/4
  • "Surrounded By Devices, We Inhabit A World of Increasing User-Centricity" Forbes 1/4
  • "The E-Reader Revolution: Over Just as It Has Begun?" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1/4
  • "The history of CES: Since 1967, the International Consumer Electronics Show has helped several gadgets make a splash. Here's a look at some of the notable unveilings." [Slideshow] USA Today 1/4
  • "Welcome to CES: A Trade Show, Not a Tastemaker" AllThingsD 1/4
  • "Unwieldy CES Remains a Big Deal, But Not for the Reasons You Think" Wired 1/4
  • "CES Becomes Season of Second Chances for Sony and Intel" TheStreet 1/4
  • "Android or Chrome? Will Google ever decide on one OS?" CNET News 1/4
  • "How Much Your Stolen Data Is Worth to Scammers" Lifehacker 1/4
  • "What Happens Now on Standards-Essential Patents?" AllThingsD 1/4
  • "Well, Maybe Someone Will Buy the Surface Pro ..." AllThingsD 1/4
  • "Facebook terms and conditions: why you don't own your online life" Telegraph 1/4
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Well, This Is One Way To Advertise Your iPhone Repair Company – [Video, Humor] RazorianFly 7:39 AM
  • "The Real Reason Your Eyesight Stinks" Mashable [cartoon] 1/5
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Use your iPhone as a proximity sensor to lock your Mac when you step away from your desk with Keycard for Mac" iMore 9:28 PM
  • "Touch Base for Smartphones: Stylish all acrylic work-base" newMacGadgets 8:37 PM
  • "Get instant pulse readings with iSpO2 for iPhone, iPad: Need a pulse check? iSpO2: an iPhone and iPad accessory: gives you an immediate reading on your vitals." CNET 8:36 PM
  • "Most anticipated iOS games of 2013" Appolicious 8:36 PM
  • "CES 2013: Dexim Unveils Power Skin for iPhone 5" Run Around Tech 8:35 PM
  • "Canopy Sensus touch-enabled iPhone case offers ten extra points of input (hands-on)" The Verge 7:05 PM
  • "iGrip: Slap that phone on your bike handle and email on the go" CNET 6:26 PM
  • "Manage DVR, Get Social With Dish Explorer iPad App" PC Magazine 6:20 PM
  • "Belkin unveils the Thunderstorm, a handheld home theater for your iPad" iDownload Blog 6:14 PM
  • "Never Lose Important Items Again with the iOS Compatible StickNFind Bluetooth Stickers" PadGadget 2:14 PM
  • "Bring the Apple Store experience home, get yourself a Genius Bar Lithium Atom logo" 9 to 5 Mac 2:14 PM
  • "EntConnect Transitions to iOS Enegineering Opportunities" iPadCTO 1:30 PM
  • "Charge All Your iOS Gear From a Single Outlet With Griffin's PowerDock 5" Gizmodo 11:59 AM
  • "Crayola Light Marker for iPad Lets Kids Draw in Air, Scratch-Free" Mashable 6:06 PM
  • "Griffin's Glowing iPad Stylus Lets Kids Draw Without Banging Up the Screen" Gizmodo 11:46 AM
  • "Dish tries to help you find trending shows with new Explorer iPad app" The Verge 11:47 AM
  • "Dish Explorer for iPad steers Hopper DVRs, tells TV watchers what's trending" Engadget 11:46 AM
  • "Griffin launches PowerDock 5 multi-device charging platform and ChargeSensor adapters" Engadget 11:46 AM
  • "Griffin launches MicConnect XLR microphone adapter, updates StudioConnect with Lightning connector" Engadget 11:46 AM
  • "Five Must-Have iOS-Only Apple Newsstand Magazines For 2013" App Advice 11:46 AM
  • "New Griffin Case Keeps iPhone 5 Alive in Nearly 10 Feet of Water" LAPTOP Magazine 11:45 AM
  • "How better tech makes for a lighter CES 2013 gear bag" GigaOM 11:42 AM
  • "CES 2013: Griffin unveils updated audio lineup with XLR to 3.5mm 'MicConnect', partners with Crayola and Nickelodeon for kids accessories" 9 to 5 Mac 11:42 AM
  • "iTheater Turns Your iPhone Into a Personal Cinema [Video] Mashable 7:49 AM
  • "Belkin Thunderstorm iPad Speaker Case" UberGizmo 7:47 AM
  • "HEX IT - Truly challenging puzzle game for iPad" prMac 6:16 PM
  • "Uncompromisingly Simple Formatting of the Source Code" prMac 1:30 PM
  • "Drop'n'Roll Lite - Moviemaking has never been so easy" prMac 11:43 AM
  • "New iPhone 5 accessories By Fommy Com" prMac 8:02 AM
  • "Moomin Apps Entering China, Russia and Japan" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "FitGirl best workout iOS app especially designed for girls" prMac 7:34 AM
  • "Packing Pro Developer Launches New Shopping Pro App" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Innovative Introductions, Incorporated has released Idea Phrase Creator" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Digiarty Released Space Settlers - First Online Sci-Fi RTS iPhone Game" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "Connect with friends with the New Year Animals iPhone and iPad app" prMac 7:33 AM
  • "TUAW Best of 2012 Awards: iPad products" TUAW 1/5
  • "Launching Imminently: Cycloramic 2.0" RazorianFly 1/5
  • "CBS Connect App Released for iPad" iClarified 1/5
  • "Mobio Announces New iPad Mounts at CES 2013" PadGadget 1/5
  • "iHome to debut new Lightning audio docks at CES" iDownload Blog 1/5
  • "One Companion App To Rule Them All: Hobbit Movies Updated With New Content" App Advice 1/5
  • "The week in iPad Cases: Post-holiday protection" [Slideshow] Macworld 1/5
  • "Next Stop For NextStop - NYC Subway: Real-Time Train Arrival Information" App Advice 1/5
  • "Join The Noble Nutlings In Their Nutty And Speedy Quest" App Advice 1/5
  • "Behringer announces OMNI series AirPlay speakers and connecting receiver amps" Engadget 1/5
  • "Art App Best Of Seurat is Released For iOS" prMac 1/5
  • "Marlee and the Diamond Earring optimised for iPad" prMac 1/5
  • "Outlook .msg file viewer for iOS devices released" prMac 1/5
  • "Mega Dragon Run for iOS Coming Soon: All Other Apps Now Free" prMac 1/5
  • "CheckItOut Multi Annotation Tool is an Easy Way to Send Visual Feedback" prMac 1/5
  • "Before Dawn Solutions announces major update to CodeCollector.net" prMac 1/5
  • "Irritated by iPhone cords, Timbuk2 founder develops bluetooth earbuds" VentureBeat 1/4
  • "CES Impecca News2: New Eco-Friendly Bluetooth Bamboo Keyboard for iPads, Android Tablets & Smartphones" Thomas PR 1/4
  • "PicsArt Has Enough Options To Satisfy Anyone's Photo Editing Needs" App Advice 1/4
  • "Blekko Launches Izik, A Tablet-Optimized Search App" TechCrunch 1/4
  • "BBC launches clever play-along companion iOS app" TUAW 1/4
  • "Inside The New Forbes Magazine iPad App" [Video Report] Forbes 1/4
  • "App turns smartphone into smart key" TG Daily 1/4
  • "iHome's Lightning Alarm Clock Will Charge Everything. Everything! [CES] Cult of Mac 1/4
  • "Facebook adds voice in Facebook Messenger app for iOS and Android" GadgeTell 1/4
  • "Portable and Powerful JBL OnBeat™ Mini: the Perfect Partner to Dock New Lightning-Connected iPad mini" Business Wire 1/4
  • "The Brainstormer iPad app provides a cornucopia of ideas for creative minds" TUAW 1/4
  • "Join us on the Apple web; AppleTell now hiring writers" AppleTell 1/4
  • "Harman announces $399 JBL Rumble speaker as support for Apple's Lightning standard grows" The Verge 1/4
  • "JBL OnBeat Rumble: The Most Powerful (and Most Expensive) Lightning Connector Speaker Dock Yet" Gizmodo 1/4
  • "AL13 aerospace grade aluminum bumper arrives on Kickstarter, protect your iPhone without spoiling its looks" iMore 1/4
  • "The iPhone 5 Gets A Bumper It Can Be Proud Of Via New Kickstarter Campaign" TechCrunch 1/4
  • "Paleo and zone diet iPhone app + CrossFit WOD's" prMac 1/4
  • "IPEVO Introduces their Wishpool Ed Tech Initiative" prMac 1/4
  • "After the Lite, the full version of Find in the Mirror is now available" prMac 1/4
  • "Superstar in the App Store" prMac 1/4
  • "Experience the new way of fitness - FitnessCafe" prMac 1/4
  • "WordSpot Challenges Players to Find Over 100 Hidden Words" prMac 1/4
  • "Greeting Cards PRO - Sampler of Personalized Colorful Photo/Text Cards" prMac 1/4
  • "Barracuda Partners Releases Obstacles XRT for iPhone" prMac 1/4
  • "Anansi Mobile Announces Its Latest Game: Wild City" prMac 1/4
  • "2 Anti-Calorie iOS Health Apps Slashed to 99 Cents for First Time Ever" prMac 1/4
  • "iHome at CES 2013: Dual Lightning, USB Peripherals Launch" FairerPlatform 1/4
Computer Industry
  • "Maybe Microsoft should have shown up to CES 2013: The software giant opted out of a keynote and booth at the Las Vegas electronics show this year, but now that Microsoft makes its own tablets, it's the first year it really makes sense to be there." CNET 6:11 PM
  • "Windows 8 notebooks aren't selling partly due to price" PCWorld 9:06 AM
  • "DOD saves $100M a year with new Microsoft licensing deal" Network World 11:59 AM
  • "7 Predictions for Microsoft in 2013" Mashable 6:06 PM
  • "The Strange Explanation Of Why Windows Phone Users Lost Access To Google Maps" Search Engine Land 7:42 AM
  • "Windows 7 is great, but I won't go back" BetaNews 11:59 AM
  • "Lenovo's Mobile Monitor Is a Windows 8 Tablet Without the Guts" Mashable 6:06 PM
  • "Lenovo Debuts 'Table PC' That You Can Play Monopoly On" Mashable 6:06 PM
  • "Lenovo Horizon Hands On: A Desktop PC That Turns into a Gigantic 27-inch Tablet" Gizmodo 6:06 PM
  • "Lenovo Makes Touch Screens the Norm in Its Windows 8 PCs" Mashable 6:06 PM
  • "New Web TV May Boost Intel In The Long Term" Seeking Alpha 7:39 AM
  • "The Exec That Signed The Check Explains Why Cisco Spent $1.2 Billion To Buy A $100 Million Company" Business Insider 11:43 AM
  • "Eric Schmidt's North Korea trip confirmed for next week" The Verge 7:42 AM
  • "The story behind Google's FTC dodge" The Verge 11:59 AM
  • "Dropped call: Mobile biggies conspicuous by absence at CES" CNET 7:53 AM
  • "Exclusive: A Former Autonomy Salesperson Says This Is How The Creative Accounting Was Done" Business Insider 1/5
  • "Windows laptop sales sink: but that's just part of the problem: Windows 8 laptop sales are hardly on fire. Maybe the absence of the dirt-cheap netbook has something to do with that." CNET News 1/5
  • "Windows 8 sales woes: are netbooks to blame?" The Verge 1/5
  • "Microsoft inks $617m tie-up with US military" V3 1/5
  • "Innovation at Microsoft? Show Us, Don't Tell Us!" TheStreet 1/5
  • "AT&T, Microsoft Among Corporate Donors to Obama Inaugural" Bloomberg 1/5
  • "Google to make Maps accessible to Windows Phone users: After rash of stories suggesting anticompetitive behavior, company says 'recent improvements' to IE mobile and Google Maps now provide better experience and Google will remove redirect that bumped IE mobile users to Google.com." CNET News 1/5
  • "Google says Maps redirect on Windows Phone was a product decision, and will be removed" The Next Web 1/5
  • "Google may need history lesson on blocking rivals' products: Is there any good reason Google is blocking Windows Phone users from accessing Google Maps via the Internet Explorer browser?" CNET News 1/5
  • "Google Restoring Access to Maps on Windows Phones" PC Magazine 1/5
  • "Google Pledges To Restore In-Browser Maps Access To Deprived Windows Phone Users" TechCrunch 1/5
  • "Google's Working To Remove Its Redirect and Bring Its Maps Back to Windows Phone" Gizmodo 1/5
  • "Google blocks Windows Phone from Maps, limits Gmail" OSNews 1/5
  • "Windows Phone Doesn't Support Google Maps Because Google Doesn't Want It To" Mashable 1/5
  • "Behind Google's Antitrust Escape: After early hopes for a sweeping antitrust case against Google Inc., it became clear to the Federal Trade Commission last fall that no such lawsuit was in the offing." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1/5
  • "Google antitrust settlement reshapes patent disputes" PCWorld 1/5
  • "Google Is Really Three Companies, All On A Roll" Forbes 1/5
  • "Cars, homes smarten up at Vegas tech extravaganza" Reuters 1/5
  • "Which Will Be the Last Gadget Standing at CES 2013?" PC Magazine 1/5
  • "SAP CEO says China to become as important as U.S.: paper" Reuters 1/5
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Better Tech Growth Powerhouse: Baidu vs. Apple?" The Motley Fool 6:25 PM
  • "The Market Has It All Wrong: Apple Is Still a Buy Before Earnings" The Motley Fool 8:51 AM
  • "Apple Recap: The Bulls Return, Waiting for the New iPhone, and Samsung's Surge" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 7:51 AM
  • "Solving Apple's Q1 iPhone Sales Estimates Riddle With Google Trends" iStockAnalyst 1/4
  • "Apple stock is down ... again" CNNMoney 1/4
  • "Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, whats in 2013?" The Motley Fool 1/4
  • "Forecasters start changing their tune on Apple, AAPL" MacNN 1/4
  • "Why Jeff Gundlach Thinks Apple Goes Lower" TheStreet 1/4
  • "Apple Inc. Drop Confounds Analysts" ValueWalk 1/4
  • "Is Now the Time to Buy Apple and Other Tech Stocks?" IndieResearch 1/4
  • "MEMS, iPhone mics, and impressive growth" EE Times 1/4
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks pause after strong start to 2013/Asia stocks traded mostly lower Monday, as investors paused after pushing shares higher in the first few sessions of 2013." MarketWatch 8:38 PM
  • "Tech stocks manage to eke out mild broad gains" MarketWatch 1/4
  • "U.S. stocks close at highest level since 2007: Economy creates 155,000 jobs in December, as expected" MarketWatch 1/4
  • "S&P 500 Rises to Highest Level Since 2007 on Jobs Data" Bloomberg 1/4
  • "Data helps pace Wall Street higher, but Apple drags" FOXBusiness 1/4
  • "Stocks Improve After Jobs, Services-Sector Reports" TheStreet 1/4
  • "S&P 500 ends week at 5-year high: Stocks started 2013 with the bang, with the S&P 500 finishing the week at its highest closing level since December 2007." CNNMoney 1/4
  • "S&P 500 Posts Best Closing High Since Financial Crisis; Up 4.6% for Week" CNBC 1/4
  • "Stocks Close Broadly Higher" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1/4
  • "Stocks to rise after jobs report: Stocks point to a higher open, after the U.S. government reported better-than-expected jobs numbers for December." CNNMoney 1/4
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly lower, but Japan jumps sharply" MarketWatch 1/4
  • "Europe Markets: ISM, U.S. jobs data lift Europe stocks" MarketWatch 1/4
  • "European Stocks Rise for Fourth Day" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1/4
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1/4
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Yahoo! News 1/4
  • "Time To Overweight Tech?" Forbes 1/4

 
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