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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, January 7, 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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  • "App Store Tops 40 Billion Downloads with Almost Half in 2012: Record-Breaking December with Over Two Billion Downloads" ["The App Store℠ has over 500 million active accounts and had a record-breaking December with over two billion downloads during the month. Apple's incredible developer community has created over 775,000 apps for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users worldwide, and developers have been paid over seven billion dollars by Apple."]  Apple 7:55 AM
  • "App Store Tops 40 Billion Downloads with Almost Half in 2012" Business Wire 8:15 AM
  • "Apple App Store hits 40 billion downloads; 20 billion in 2012, alone" CNET News 8:39 AM
  • "Apple announces 40 billion App Store downloads, 500 million active accounts" The Next Web 8:14 AM
  • "Apple Has Paid Out More Than $7 Billion To Developers" WSJ Blogs 11:33 AM
  • "iTunes App Store tops 40 billion downloads; generates $7 billion for developers" Network World 8:55 AM
  • "Apple Reaches 40 Billion App Store Downloads" PC Magazine 10:00 AM
  • "This Is The Only Number That Matters For Apple In Its Big App Store Press Release" Business Insider 10:00 AM
  • "Apple's Education Phenomenon: iPad/iPad's popularity with students and instructors helped Apple break its own education market sales records in 2012."  InformationWeek 10:19 AM
  • "iPad to woo more corporate customers this year, says analyst: A survey of chief information officers by Piper Jaffray points to greater adoption of the iPad and tablets in general over the coming year." CNET News 9:28 AM
  • "iPhone and innovation: Is hardware the only place Apple can go to keep up the buzz?" ZDNet 10:08 AM
  • "Apple Can't Afford Buyer's Remorse With Next Retail Hire"  AllThingsD 8:19 AM
  • "Has Apple Lost Its Genius?"  Breakout 8:56 AM
  • "How Big a Shadow Does Apple Cast at CES?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:39 AM
  • "Analysis: Apple bid for Samsung sales ban faces skeptical court" Reuters 3:10 PM
  • "Apple secures majority of US smartphone market, Samsung dominates Europe"  ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "Apple's iOS edges Android in US during holidays, study says" PCWorld 9:30 AM
  • "Apple Tops 50% Of The U.S. Smartphone Market" Forbes 8:20 AM
  • "Apple iOS Tops U.S. Smartphone Market" PC Magazine 11:30 AM
  • "Apple, RIM, US telcos charged with infringing on wireless patent: Steelhead Licensing's patent infringement lawsuits target 15 companies over a fundamental 3G and 4G patent" IDG News Service 10:54 AM
  • "In Apple's War on Taxes, Surrender Costs $28 Billion"  Wired 8:33 AM
  • "Samsung Delays Apple's German Design Lawsuits With Trip to Spain" Bloomberg 8:14 PM
  • "Apple's bid for Samsung sales ban faces skeptical court: It has asked the court to revisit decision, which rejected its request to impose sales ban on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus ahead of a trial set for March 2014" Business Standard 9:28 PM
  • "Apple looks to make TV market smarter" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:21 AM
  • "Apple Safari is 10 years old today" TUAW 1:59 PM
  • "Adjust the sudo time-out behavior in OS X: If you use the sudo command often to make changes to your system, you can adjust when it requires you to enter your password." CNET Reviews 2:01 PM
  • "Automatically mount an AirPort-attached USB drive" Macworld 8:38 AM
  • "Keycard: A neat little Mac app that secures your computer by detecting the proximity of your mobile device" The Next Web 8:15 AM
  • "Use your iPhone as a proximity sensor to lock your Mac when you step away from your desk with Keycard for Mac" iMore 8:22 AM
  • "MacMost Now 810: Public Shared Photo Streams" MacMost 12:01 PM
  • "5 Ways to sync files between your Macs" Mactuts+ 8:19 AM
  • "Avid Symphony 6.5 colour grading overview and new features" IT.Enquirer 7:49 AM
  • "AppleScripting OmniFocus > Swap Task Names and Notes" TUAW 8:39 AM
  • "Automating OmniFocus Task Creation with Mail Drop" MacSparky 8:22 AM
  • "10.7: New Finder Column View Preview Resize Bug" Mac OS X Hints 9:52 AM
  • "An Easier Way To Extract And Recover Images From Any File, PDF, Or Slideshow" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "If You Remember Command-N On Your Mac, You'll Love This Hack To The Past App" NoodleMac 7:50 AM
  • "7 Reasons You'll Like Using The Mac App Uninstaller That Actually Works" TeraTalks 7:50 AM
  • "A Clever New Way To Lock Your Mac's Screen And View The Weather (and it's almost free)" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "When Is A Free Mac Graphic Compression Tool Worth A Hefty Price Tag?" BohemianBoomer 7:50 AM
  • "4 Ways To Love Yet Another Backup App While It Saves Your Mac's Files" Mac 360 7:50 AM
  • "A Look Back at Safari's Decade of Browsing" 512 Pixels 5:28 PM
  • "What Mac apps do I use? Choosy" ZDNet 10:07 AM
Press Releases
  • "HTML5 Animation: Hype 1.6 Adds CSS Filter Effects, More" FairerPlatform 1:14 PM
  • "Grab Photoshop and CS2 For Absolutely Free Right Here" Gizmodo 9:29 AM
  • " Rebuilt with Adobe Muse" MacNews Blog 9:08 AM
  • "Enolsoft Announces the Release of XPS Viewer for Mac" prMac 7:56 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Mobile Year in Review 2012 Infographic" ["Apple sold more mobile devices this year than they've sold computers ever."] MobileFuture 8:14 PM
  • "Apple Announces 40 Billion App Store Downloads, Almost 20 Billion In 2012 Alone" MacStories 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's App Store celebrates 40 Billion downloads following record December" Canadian Reviewer 7:55 AM
  • "Apple's App Store reaches 40B downloads, almost half occurred in 2012" AppleInsider 8:24 AM
  • "Apple's App Store surpasses 40 billion downloads: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 8:28 AM
  • "Apple Tops 40 Billion App Downloads With Half in 2012" Bloomberg 8:28 AM
  • "Identity thieves go shopping for Apple products" Reuters 8:33 AM
  • "What Apple will be watching at CES: Apple won't be exhibiting at CES, but you can be sure it will be paying a lot of attention to the new and concept products that are on display at the show" Macworld UK 7:58 AM
  • "Waze holds out for the big bucks: After news of the Israeli mapping start-up's impending acquisition by Apple were squashed, it is revealed that the company held talks with the other big guys, including Facebook, Google and Microsoft." Haaretz 1:52 PM
  • "Apple didn't make bid to acquire Waze, but Microsoft, Facebook and Google did – Report" Edible Apple 1:52 PM
  • "Chevy adds Siri and TuneIn radio integration to its Spark and Sonic cars" PCWorld 8:38 AM
  • "Apple flexes its apps" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:12 PM
  • "Apple's hunt for a new retail chief continues" TUAW 5:27 PM
  • "iPhone's Great Granddaddy Celebrates 50th Birthday" Wired Magazine 8:38 AM
  • "Apple appeals judge's decision to boot out its Moto patent suit" The Register 10:09 AM
  • "Steelhead Sues Apple Over Basic Cell Phone Functionality" The Mac Observer 10:09 AM
  • "Patent troll sues Apple, Google and everyone else, but BT denies involvement" GigaOM 12:03 PM
  • "Apple being sued with BT patent" Macworld UK 8:06 AM
  • "This is How Chinese Charging Their New iPads in Extreme Cold Weather" M.I.C. Gadget 8:32 AM
  • "Nostalgia Tech 3: Vintage CES hardware" ZDNet 10:08 AM
  • "Apple makes the only tablets and phones worth stealing" ZDNet 10:08 AM
  • "Thief enters Microsoft base in Silicon Valley but steals only Apple products" Digital Trends 8:06 AM
  • "This Guy Just Created An LED-Lit Apple Logo Using A Walmart Picture Frame – [Video] RazorianFly 5:46 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Tweet This: 'Hashtag' Named Word of the Year" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:11 PM
  • "Walmart will convert your discs to digital from your home" CNET News 1:10 PM
  • "Exclusive: Former Motorola Exec Christy Wyatt to Head Good Technology" AllThingsD 1:01 PM
  • "John McAfee spied on Belize Government using keyloggers" Techworld 12:18 PM
  • "Welcome to generation 'fidgital': The New York Times introduces a new word -- and pegs a new problem" Salon 12:07 PM
  • "Sharp Jumps the 4K Crowd, Shows Off Next Step With 8K Display" PC Magazine 11:41 AM
  • "Toshiba ships first self-encrypting SAS SSD" V3 12:32 PM
  • "Vizio Debuts 11.6-Inch Tablet and Windows 8 PCs" PC Magazine 11:41 AM
  • "CES 2013: Ultra-HD screens coming" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:37 PM
  • "Mobile takes center stage at CES startup showcase" PCWorld 11:45 AM
  • "5 fun and odd gadgets from CES" CNN 12:09 PM
  • "CES 2013: 'Smart' forks and spoons aimed at curbing weight gain" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:31 AM
  • "Gorilla Glass 3 promises 40 percent fewer scratches" IDG News Service 11:19 AM
  • "TV makers bet on bigger, brighter screens" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:11 AM
  • "Adobe warns of actively exploited ColdFusion flaws" Computerworld 10:51 AM
  • "Gamers hired by father to 'kill' son in online games" BBC 10:37 AM
  • "Acer Iconia B1: How Much Tablet Does $130 Buy You?" ABCNews 10:35 AM
  • "Following AMD & Asus, BlueStacks Strikes Distribution Deal With Lenovo To Bring 750K Android Apps To Its PCs" TechCrunch 12:15 PM
  • "Nvidia Outs Next-Gen Tegra 4 Quad-Core A15 LTE-Enabled Mobile Chip; Also Unboxes 'Project Shield': Open Gaming Handheld That Supports Android, PC Titles" TechCrunch 12:15 PM
  • "Google Drops 'F' Bomb on Developers" BYTE 10:15 AM
  • "Google Officials Arrive in N. Korea on Trip U.S. Opposed" Bloomberg 10:42 AM
  • "Boxee teams up with Sigma to bring its cloud-based streaming and DVR services to smart TVs" The Next Web 9:22 AM
  • "Lenovo Wants ThinkPad to Compete with Apple Macbook" M.I.C. Gadget 8:32 AM
  • "Lenovo's New Coffee Table Computer Is One Big Gigantic iPad" The Atlantic Wire 7:44 AM
  • "It was a tech lover's Christmas. We review the Philips Hue and Sphero. Plus what do do about iCloud spam." The MT Show 11:59 AM
  • "Apple 'very interested' in bubble earbuds that won't damage your ears" Stuff Magazine 9:28 PM
  • "The 9.7-Inch iPad Will Continue To Dominate Thanks To Growing Enterprise Market" App Advice 8:31 AM
  • "Apple's 9.7-inch iPad to get boost from increased enterprise tablet adoption in 2013" AppleInsider 8:24 AM
  • "Apple's new iMacs remain in short supply" AppleInsider 9:53 AM
  • "New 27-inch iMac orders to likely arrive in February" 9 to 5 Mac 10:53 AM
  • "Apple further delays delivery of 27-inch new iMac model" MacNN 8:14 PM
  • "Fusion Drive comes to low-end 21.5" iMac for $250 extra: Just a month after release, Apple has added Fusion Drive as a BTO option." Ars Technica 9:19 AM
  • "Apple introduces Fusion Drive upgrade for new entry-level 21.5in iMac orders" Macworld UK 7:58 AM
  • "U.S. MacBook Sales Down 6 Percent Over Holidays, But Beat Overall 7 Percent Consumer Electronics 7 Percent Decline – NPD" MacPrices 1:14 PM
  • "SuperSpeed USB Coming, Whither Thunderbolt? Probably..." FairerPlatform 7:51 AM
  • "Untethered iPhone jailbreak works, but it won't be released: The hacker fears Apple will fix the bugs in iOS 6.1, making it harder to develop future jailbreaks" IDG News Service 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Discounts For Big, Loyal Buyers" BYTE 10:19 AM
  • "Apple Now Recruiting Engineers To Bring 802.11ac Gigabit 5G Wireless To The Mac" AppleBitch 9:36 AM
  • "Apple begins recruiting for wireless 802.11ac Systems Test Engineer, hinting at possible Mac refresh" The Next Web 3:15 PM
  • "Gorilla Glass 3 Hands On: Somehow Even More Indestructible (Exclusive)" Gizmodo 5:36 PM
  • "Corning makes Gorilla Glass stronger, more flexible, more scratch-resistant" VentureBeat 8:23 PM
  • "Largan December revenues hit record on lens module shipments for iPhone 5" DigiTimes 8:10 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Bloxy HD For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:14 AM
  • "Parallax 2 For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:14 AM
  • "Movie FX Cam For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:14 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:46 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide Closeout, Refurbished & Used -Prices From $599 To $1,879 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 7:47 AM
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Prices $475 To $1,099 -The Best Mac mini Prices, Reviews AndInformation" MacReviewZone 7:47 AM
  • "iPod Shuffle Buyer's Guide... New, Closeout, Refurbished, Used And Discounted" MacReviewZone 7:47 AM
  • "Apple offering refurbished 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros for $1869" TUAW 11:51 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:22 AM

  • "Review: Proximo lets you use your iPhone to find your keys" Macworld 8:21 AM
  • "Belkin Thunderstorm iPad Speaker-Cover Hands-on: Boomin' But Bulky" LAPTOP Magazine 1:59 PM
  • "SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD Review (256GB)" AnandTech 8:19 AM
  • "Spark Digital microphone for USB and iDevices review" AppleTell 8:21 AM
  • "Griffin StudioConnect iPad dock hands-on: Lightning in tow" SlashGear 7:51 AM
  • "City Slicker for iPad mini will please city slickers, country folk alike" AppleDailyReport 9:26 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The iPhone is once again one of the best Google phones on the planet" iMore 7:01 PM
  • "Musician's Corner: TonePrint Effects Pedal Hands-On Review" App Advice 4:05 PM
  • "Review: CoPilot Live Premium edition" TUAW 10:09 AM
  • "New iPhone App Makes Watermarking Photos Easy, But Would You Use It?" Wired 1:15 PM
  • "Two New News Apps, Designed for Mobile Phones" AllThingsD 8:19 AM
  • "Hundreds Uses Basic Physics to Grow Puzzling Circles of Delight" MacNewsWorld 8:18 AM
  • "'Hundreds' Review - Counting On Only the Best" Touch Arcade 2:09 PM
  • "Man a Virtual Spaceship with Your Friends in Spaceteam – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 8:22 AM
  • "Pudding Monsters – Addictive iOS Game" Best App Site 9:03 AM
  • "Scanner Mini Review: Simple yet useful app that turns pictures of documents into scanned PDF images." 148Apps 11:23 AM
  • " Review: Use to publish a post about anything to be happy about." 148Apps 10:53 AM
  • "Lego Legend of Chima: Speedorz Review/A promising racer that needs a little more content." 148Apps 12:09 PM
  • "Repulze Review/Almost all of the basic elements are here: speed, sleek and shiny surfaces, impossible angles, etc. But where are all the other racers?" 148Apps 9:08 AM
  • "How to Find Your iPhone's Phone Number" Macinstruct 8:30 AM
  • "3 Simple iPhone Tips That Make You Smarter" OS X Daily 5:14 PM
  • "Sound An Alarm When Your iPhone Battery Has A Full Charge [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 3:11 PM
  • "Fixing Grey Songs & Unplayable Albums in Music App on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch" OS X Daily 11:55 AM
  • "iPad Bookmarks Disappeared? Try This Simple Fix" FairerPlatform 7:51 AM
  • "Apple vs Samsung: Leaked image of Galaxy S4 heats up race for supremacy/Samsung and Apple's latest smartphones are among most awaited gadgets of 2013" Emirates 24|7 9:28 PM
  • "66% of phone, tablet owners don't really care if they run iOS, Android, or Windows" VentureBeat 5:13 PM
  • "After iPhone 5, iOS makes gains at AT&T and Verizon" GigaOM 3:09 PM
  • "New 'Higher-End iPhone' Reportedly Launching By June, Low-End Model Could Be Coming As Well" BGR 2:01 PM
  • "Apple and the future of design"  Macworld 12:10 PM
  • "Consumer Reports Is No Fan Of iPhone 5" Forbes 1:59 PM
  • "Apple not a premium consumer brand?" Fortune 11:22 AM
  • "Apple Completely Whiffed On The 'Phablets' Market, Which Is Turning Out To Be Huge"  Business Insider 10:53 AM
  • "Smooth Sailing Is Over For Apple" BGR 9:28 AM
  • "Who is Winning The Influence Battle at CES?" ["Interestingly mobile products (iPhone and Android) are in the top 5 keywords associated influencers' opinions about computers, audio, connected home, content delivery and digital health."] Forbes 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft robbers confirm it's an Apple age"  Computerworld 8:55 AM
  • "iPhone mini mooted for 2014, set to be cheapish" Crave @ CNET 8:38 AM
  • "The case for a new, cheaper iPhone: Apple already sells older models of its device at a steep discount. But analysts think it needs an iPhone specifically designed for the low end." Fortune 8:38 AM
  • "Android Squashes iPhone 5 In Latest Consumer Reports Ratings: iPhone Ranked Lowest Among Top Phones" BGR 8:38 AM
  • "Maybe Apple was right; DVD sales continue to decline" AppleDailyReport 8:31 AM
  • "The one thing Apple can learn from Microsoft... Social Hub." PalmAddict 8:00 AM
  • "Ideo's David Kelley talks design, Steve Jobs" CNET News 8:55 AM
  • "IDEO founder David Kelley talks Steve Jobs, his first iPhone and more" iDownload Blog 8:33 AM
  • "IDEO Founder David Kelley Talks to 60 Minutes About Steve Jobs, First Apple Mouse and More" MacRumors 8:18 AM
  • "Jobs Friend, Collaborator, David Kelley on 60 Minutes" FairerPlatform 7:49 AM
  • "The only suitable products in 2013 are from Apple, and that makes me sad." Beatweek Magazine 7:47 AM
  • "How Sony can regain its cool factor in smartphones" CNET 9:27 PM
  • "Lenovo's Horizon is like the offspring of a giant iPad and an iMac" AppleDailyReport 6:32 PM
  • "Consumer electronics: it's a four-horse race now" ZDNet 12:48 PM
  • "Why Google set up its R&D facility in Krakow" ZDNet 12:47 PM
  • "Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs" Wired 12:43 PM
  • "CES 2013: The future of the IT tech industry" ZDNet 12:48 PM
  • "CES Is the World's Greatest Hardware Show Stuck in a Software Era" Wired 12:44 PM
  • "What's in the Bag, Wuss? Gearing Up for the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show" Techland 12:28 PM
  • "The Phrase 'Rip and Flip' Basically Sums Up the Near Future of Portable Computing" Techland 12:27 PM
  • "Why Tablets, Hybrids and Convertibles Are Important to the PC Industry" Techland 12:27 PM
  • "Analysis: Is there room for Nvidia's Shield?" TG Daily 12:20 PM
  • "What Yoda Taught Me About 3-D Printing: Inexpensive 3-D printers aimed at consumers are toys, not the factories of the future." Technology Review 12:17 PM
  • "8 classic IT hiring mistakes and how to avoid them" Network World 11:50 AM
  • "Goal Zero Yeti 150 gives you several days of emergency gadget power" PCWorld 11:46 AM
  • "Ultra-hyped Ultrabooks ultra-flopped in 2012: Can Ultrabooks bounce back or will ultra-thin laptops be squeezed out of the PC market?" Network World 11:19 AM
  • "Developer divide: 19 generations of computer programmers/From punch cards to JavaScript, computing history owes everything to those who've programmed the machines" InfoWorld 11:18 AM
  • "Why everybody wants a slice of Raspberry Pi" CNN 10:46 AM
  • "Slow start seen for 'ultra-HD' TVs" CBS News 10:45 AM
  • "Why Tablets, Hybrids and Convertibles Are Important to the PC Industry"  Techland 8:32 AM
  • "Innovating The Email Inbox - Without Deleting All" ReadWrite 8:24 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Kanex launches $99 meDrive, a private cloud for your iOS device" Engadget 9:19 PM
  • "'ArtRage For iPhone' Goes FREE, While 'ArtRage For iPad' Gets Slashed – (Limited Time)" RazorianFly 8:50 PM
  • "4iiii's Viiiiva heart rate monitor works wirelessly with the iPhone" The Verge 8:14 PM
  • "How high can you jump? Measure with Vert: Whether you're working on your jump shot or just love leaping, this air gauge could lift you higher." CNET 7:10 PM
  • "Following Fitbit's New Wristband, Basis Unveils First Android App, To Go Live In March; iOS To Follow" TechCrunch 6:13 PM
  • "Dish's Newest Hopper DVR Has Sling Built In and Can Wirelessly Transfer TV Shows to Your iPad" Gizmodo 5:35 PM
  • "CES 2013: Belkin Drops eSATA Support for Upcoming Thunderbolt Express Dock, Cuts Price Back to $299" MacRumors 3:56 PM
  • "Griffin Releases iOS Compatible Toast Rack [CES 2013] Cult of Mac 3:12 PM
  • "Double Down: Clone Camera Jumps To The iPad" App Advice 1:59 PM
  • "App acts as a personal assistant for busy digital life" ["Easilydo, which is available in English for iPhone and iPod Touch in 46 countries, aims to be a pervasive assistant that uncovers tasks from email, calendars, social network and address books."] Reuters 1:15 PM
  • "Global engineering competition inspires innovations in structural and civil engineering" Architosh 1:14 PM
  • "Seagate Hard Drive Lets You Wirelessly Stream Movies to 8 Different iOS Devices" PadGadget 12:09 PM
  • "CES 2013 Best of Innovations Award Winner – World's First iPhone Powered Bike Trainer, the Wahoo Fitness KICKR Power Trainer on Display at CES 2013" Run Around Tech 12:09 PM
  • "Lunatik Goes Crazy With Protective iPhone 5 Cases [CES 2013] Cult of Mac 11:44 AM
  • "Video-sharing mobile apps have been making a lot of noise lately, with controversies over what platforms will really keep stuff safe. The only way for videos or texts shared over mobile to be totally private, though, is through message encryption and in-app storage platforms like ZipaClip - the world's first and only encrypted video- and text-messaging application for iPhones, iPads and iPods." Aclipsa Mobile Video Solutions 11:29 AM
  • "Quick Unit Conversions With Measures and Launch Center Pro" MacStories 11:23 AM
  • "iPhone 5 silicone case roundup" AppleTell 8:58 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of January 7: Apple's Aaron Davis, David Pogue, Adam Christianson and More" The MUG Center 8:55 AM
  • "CES 2013: Hyundai to integrate Apple's Siri into its vehicles" iDownload Blog 8:34 AM
  • "Sensus case adds touch controls all over the iPhone (Video)" VentureBeat 9:53 AM
  • "Sensus Brings a Touch Panel to the iPhone's Backside" Techland 8:31 AM
  • "Sensus Case Adds Touch Sensors to the Back and Sides of the iPhone [Video] iClarified 8:24 AM
  • "Got An Entire Family Of iOS Devices? Griffin's New PowerDock Charges Five At Once [CES 2013] Cult of Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Charge five devices from one outlet with the Griffin PowerDock 5" iMore 8:24 AM
  • "Griffin announces Survivor + Catalyst Waterproof Case for iPhone 5" Coolest Gadgets 8:24 AM
  • "Goooaalll!! BBC launches new sports app for iOS" BetaNews 8:24 AM
  • "Acer Adds iOS Support to AcerCloud Service Plus Remote Files App" LAPTOP Magazine 8:15 AM
  • "hippih Introduces App-Enabled Accessory hipKey™ to U.S. through Apple Online" Business Wire 8:15 AM
  • "CES 2013: Performance Designed Products Announces New Additions to Afterglow® and Rock Candy™ Lines at CES 2013" Business Wire 8:15 AM
  • "Canon Adds Apple AirPrint Compatibility to New PIXMA Wireless Office All-In-One Printers" Business Wire 8:15 AM
  • "LEGO® Education Evolves STEM Learning with the Next Generation LEGO MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Platform" Business Wire 8:15 AM
  • "At 2013 International CES, BuQu Tech Previews Magnetyze™ Magnetic Charging System for iPhone 5" Business Wire 8:15 AM
  • "Polk Woodbourne: A 180-Watt Wireless Music Powerhouse That Rocks With Both AirPlay and Bluetooth" Gizmodo 8:09 AM
  • "Time Warner's new Roku app turns your streaming device into a cable box" The Verge 8:09 AM
  • "Roku Now Has 700 Channels, Including Time Warner Cable; Also Has 14 TV Manufacturers Compatible With Its Streaming Stick" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "This Rubbery Case Boosts Your iPhone's Volume 2x, Acoustically [CES 2013] Cult of Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Crank Your Way To A Fully Charged iPhone With Eton's BoostTurbine Battery Pack [CES 2013] Cult of Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Sculpteo Proves That Anyone Can Make An iPhone Case... And That's A Good Thing [CES 2013] Cult of Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Felt Audio: Take Your iPhone's Sound And Snap It On Anywhere [CES 2013] Cult of Mac 7:57 AM
  • "AppStars Studio today announced Learning World : Flashcards N Puzzles" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Hexius - Popular iPhone/iPad puzzler gets a huge update" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "School to get free iPads for app idea" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Shawn Berry introduces Gift Card Calculator 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Paint and Doodle Imaginative Artwork with Scribblify 2.0 for iOS" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "321 Countdown for iOS-Past and Future Personalized Countdowns and Alerts" prMac 7:56 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Contends FTC-Google Deal Kills Pending Motorola Patent Cases" AllThingsD 1:08 PM
  • "Microsoft: Windows 8 Seen Spurring 'Muted' PC Upgrade Cycle" Forbes 9:56 AM
  • "Google Maps Mess: Windows Phone to Regain Access" BYTE 10:18 AM
  • "Microsoft employee reveals workaround to Google Maps snub of Windows Phone browser" Network World 11:49 AM
  • "Windows 8 discounts end in three weeks: Price of Windows 8 Pro upgrade may quintuple after Jan. 31" Computerworld 10:52 AM
  • "HP highlights skinny monitors, media player, and budget Windows 8 laptops at CES" PCWorld 11:46 AM
  • "HP Unveils Ultra-Affordable Sleekbooks" PC Magazine 11:42 AM
  • "HP's touch Sleekbook cheaper alternative to ultrabooks: Starting at $699, HP says its first touchscreen Sleekbook laptop with AMD chips is 'most affordable'" IDG News Service 10:52 AM
  • "HP's Envy X2 Windows 8 hybrid priced at $850" TG Daily 12:20 PM
  • "HP Launches Slew of Monitors at CES" PC Magazine 11:42 AM
  • "Ginny Rometty's Rival That Almost Got The CEO Job Is Leaving IBM" Business Insider 1:07 PM
  • "Teaching IBM's Watson the meaning of 'OMG'" Fortune 9:59 AM
  • "Dell SecureWorks Takes Security Solutions To The Cloud" CRN 10:47 AM
  • "Oracle: New Look For Older Retail, Trade, Transportation Software" CRN 10:47 AM
  • "CES: What's Intel Got Up Its Sleeve?" TheStreet 9:36 AM
  • "PaperTab flexible screen tablet to be shown at CES: The prototype PaperTab, being developed by Intel, Plastic Logic and Queens University, could become available in three to five years" Techworld 12:18 PM
  • "PlasticTab, a flexible, paper-thin tablet screen, debuts at CES" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:41 PM
  • "AMD taps gamer and ex-Nvidia exec to run its channel" Channel Register 12:22 PM
  • "Will Cisco's Focus on a New Internet Unlock Value?" The Motley Fool 1:06 PM
  • "Why Cisco wants to remake your city" Fortune 1:05 PM
  • "CES 2013: Cisco builds wireless home security control panel for AT&T" ZDNet 12:47 PM
  • "USB 3.0 standard will soon allow up to 10Gbps: The underlying specification will be ready by the middle of the year" IDG News Service 10:50 AM
  • "Nations prepare for cyber war" CNNMoney 9:35 AM
  • "Electronics Develop a Sixth Sense: At Consumer Electronics Show, Smarter Smartphones, TVs, Devices Pick Up Clues to What Users Want" [Paid Membership Required] 9:41 AM
  • "CES 2013 Preview" [Video Report] TheStreet 10:02 AM
  • "Automakers, startups and a new kind of computing to invade CES 2013" Denver Post 11:04 AM
  • "CES 2013: More Gadgets Mind-Meld With Smartphones" Forbes 11:12 AM
  • "Bigger is better with touchscreens and TVs at CES" Computerworld 11:48 AM
  • "Apps and services move to the forefront at CES: The gadgets at this year's CES show in Las Vegas will analyze data from the Web to offer you personalized suggestions and reminders" PCWorld 11:19 AM
  • "CES 2013: In Photos/Ultra HD TVs, massive touchscreens, wearable computers. It's CES 2013." ABCNews 10:34 AM
  • "CES slideshow: Gadgets galore at opener" EE Times 11:05 AM
  • "CES preview: Tablets are hot, but overall forecast for tech sales is grim" Silicon Valley 10:54 AM
  • "CES 2013: Yawns, grumbles greet 'innovation event of the year'" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:40 PM
  • "Handset makers scurry to join Year of the Phablet" Reuters 9:56 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Early Guestimate for Apple Q1 Revenue: $60B, 55M iPhones" The Mac Observer 2:18 PM
  • "Taxes Cannot Explain Apple's Big Selloff" Forbes 10:53 AM
  • "Taking A Longer Look At Apple's Secret Hedge Fund" Seeking Alpha 10:27 AM
  • "Estimates for Apple's first fiscal 2013 quarter" asymco 8:21 AM
  • "Apple Heading to $750, Premium iPhone Launch Sooner Than Expected in 2013" 24/7 Wall St. 8:38 AM
  • "Apple draws another note of caution" MarketWatch 4:30 PM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly lower ahead of earnings/Asian stocks drifted lower Tuesday as caution in the wake of strong recent gains and ahead of the U.S. earnings season led investors to lock in profits, with a firmer yen pressuring shares in Tokyo." MarketWatch 9:16 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Yahoo, Apple shares slip; Amazon jumps/Barclays cuts price target on Apple; Nvidia slips after CES event" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "U.S. stocks retreat after last week's climb/Charles Schwab analyst: last week's meteoric rise not sustainable" MarketWatch 12:56 PM
  • "Stocks Slump Before Earnings Season Begins" TheStreet 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks Slump After Last Week's Surge" FOXBusiness 11:16 AM
  • "Stocks sink, pulling S&P 500 down from 5-year high" Associated Press 9:15 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Decline Ahead of Corporate Earnings Season" Bloomberg 10:39 AM
  • "Stocks skid on eve of earnings season" CNNMoney 12:57 PM
  • "Stocks Sound Retreat" [Paid Membership Required] 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks: Earnings in focus" CNNMoney 9:34 AM
  • "Oil firms lead U.K. stocks lower" MarketWatch 9:47 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks pause after strong start to 2013" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks hit by profit taking ; banks rise" MarketWatch 12:57 PM
  • "European Stocks Slip Despite Banks' Gains" [Paid Membership Required] 1:02 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:16 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:16 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:00 PM
  • "Brian White,Topeka Capital Markets, provides his top tech stock picks for the year, including Corning and Apple." [Video Report] CNBC 9:58 AM
  • "Stocks to watch at CES: Nvidia, Qualcomm/Nvidia debuts Tegra 4, new hand-held gaming device at show" MarketWatch 9:47 AM

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