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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, January 8, 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 CEO Cook Makes Second China Visit as Stores Double"  Bloomberg 8:02 AM
  • "Apple Chief Returns to Flush But Vexing Market" WSJ Blogs 8:24 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook meets high-level officials, US ambassador on visit to China" The Next Web 7:49 AM
  • "Tim Cook makes second China visit in less than a year: The Apple CEO met today with China's head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, according to that government agency's Web site." CNET News 8:34 AM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Visits China, Meets Gov't Officials" PC Magazine 3:29 PM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook makes second trip to China in 10 months" AppleInsider 8:08 AM
  • "Tim Cook Heads Back to China for Apple Expansion" DailyTech 2:13 PM
  • "America's 11th largest tech company (It's Apple's iPad): Measured in revenue, Apple's iPad would rank No. 11. On the Fortune 500? No. 98."  Fortune 8:20 AM
  • "Apple Working On a Less-Expensive iPhone" ["While Apple has explored such a device for years, the plan has been progressing and a less expensive version of the flagship device could launch as soon as later this year, one of the people said."] [Paid Membership Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Apple to release 'less-expensive' iPhone in 2013, reports WSJ" The Next Web 4:04 PM
  • "App Store Download Rate Forecast" ["The apps daily download rate was about 65 million/day during the holiday period but may be averaging about 50 million/day on a yearly basis."] asymco 8:04 AM
  • "Samsung Delays Apple's German Design Lawsuits" Bloomberg 8:21 AM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung: The War Moves to TVs" [Video Report] Bloomberg 8:21 AM
  • "CES: Samsungs Assault on Apple AAPL TV" [Video Report] TheStreet 8:13 AM
  • "CES 2013: Samsung beats Apple with super-smart voice-controlled TV" Computerworld 9:35 AM
  • "Google's Motorola petitions U.S. trade agency to keep its complaint against Apple alive" Foss Patents 11:28 AM
  • "Apple seeds OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 build 12D50 to developers" 9 to 5 Mac 7:06 PM
  • "Apple's Safari turns 10: The 2003 browser replaced Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the default for OS X" Computerworld 8:09 AM
  • "OS X Server (Mountain Lion): Creating images for NetInstall, NetRestore, and NetBoot" Apple Support 9:29 PM
  • "How To set up an Eject All hot key in OS X: OS X requires that you manually eject all drives before disconnecting them, which can be a bit of a burden if you have multiple drives attached. Here's a way to simplify things a little." MacFixIt 7:37 PM
  • "How to set up iCloud" Macworld 7:59 AM
  • "Console: Your Mac's Diagnostic Diary" Mactuts+ 7:54 AM
  • "How to Set Your Mac's Time Zone" Macinstruct 8:19 AM
  • "Easily Access Launchpad With A Keyboard Shortcut [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:31 AM
  • "Monitor a Bluetooth Device's Connection Strength in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 2:08 PM
  • "10.8: Get Calendar to use System Highlight Color" Mac OS X Hints 9:49 AM
  • "How To Rescue And Control The Stray Windows On Your Mac (and why you need to)" Mac 360 7:29 AM
  • "Fast, Lossless, Clever, Feature Laden, And Fun Audio Editing With The Fission App On The Mac" McSolo 7:29 AM
  • "Yet Another Crazy Reason To Avoid RSS On Your Mac, Skip Safari's Reader And Use ReadKit" Mac 360 7:29 AM
  • "How The Future Of Web Site Animation And Interactive Content Is Mostly Hype" NoodleMac 7:29 AM
  • "The Free Creative Suite 2 Conundrum" creativebits 8:03 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mozilla Releases Firefox 18 with Retina Display Support" The Mac Observer 12:17 PM
  • "Firefox 18 Launches With New IonMonkey JavaScript Engine, WebRTC And Retina Support" TechCrunch 10:45 AM
  • "Jumsoft Presents the New Toolbox for Pages" prMac 10:00 AM
  • "Vitamin-R 50% Back To Work Promotion" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Cloud Clip for OS X - iCloud Sync Mac Clipboard Between Macs + iDevices" prMac 7:24 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Takes First and Fourth Place in Buying Intentions" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "Google Play Will Beat Apple App Store To 1,000,000 Apps" ReadWrite 8:02 AM
  • "Apple's App Store hits 40 billion app downloads" Digital Trends 7:46 AM
  • "Apple's I/O Technology Evangelist spotted at CES 2013" 9 to 5 Mac 4:00 PM
  • "AT&T Announces Record Smartphone Sales in Fourth Quarter" ["During the quarter, we averaged more than 110,000 smartphone sales a day as customers flocked to our leading portfolio of the latest Android, Apple and Windows devices."] Business Wire 8:34 AM
  • "AT&T sold a record 10m smartphones in Q4 2012, helped by best-ever sales of Android and Apple devices" The Next Web 8:33 AM
  • "AT&T sells record 10M smartphones in 4th quarter: The carrier says that in the final quarter of 2012, it sold a record number of smartphones: more than 10 million: with highs for both Android and iPhone." CNET News 8:37 AM
  • "AT&T sets new record, sells over 10 million smartphones in Christmas quarter: Of which roughly 7.7 million were Apple iPhones, with recent history as our guide." MacDailyNews 8:23 AM
  • "AT&T sold 110K smartphones a day last quarter, including 7.2M iPhones and 2.2M Android phones" VentureBeat 10:23 AM
  • "AT&T announces 'best ever' sales of Apple and Android smartphones during Q4 2012" 9 to 5 Mac 8:39 AM
  • "AT&T: We Just Sold A Record-Breaking Number Of Smartphones" Business Insider 8:26 AM
  • "AT&T announces best ever quarterly sales of iPhones" Edible Apple 2:01 PM
  • "Unofficial U.S. carrier T-Mobile has 2M iPhones on network, over 100K new activations a month" AppleInsider 5:59 PM
  • "iPads for all: The UK school which has replaced pens and paper with Apple's tablet" Digital Trends 8:04 AM
  • "Apple rejects iOS game about the civil war in Syria" The Verge 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Rejects Syrian Conflict-Based Game Because it is Too Real" PadGadget 2:08 PM
  • "Mapping Apple's International iPhone & iPad Rollouts" MacStories 2:14 PM
  • "CES: Samsung Touts TVs, Takes Shot at Apple" TheStreet 10:19 AM
  • "Samsung Continues to Profit from Apple" 24/7 Wall St. 7:55 AM
  • "Tablets to out-sell notebooks this year, reckons tech prophet" The Register 8:18 AM
  • "iPhone goes on a thousand pound spending spree" The Inquirer 8:18 AM
  • "UK Apple cart Square punched in the wallet as sales, profit fall" Channel Register 8:18 AM
  • "Steve Jobs movie starring Ashton Kutcher coming to cinemas this April: jOBS' creators have secured a distribution deal with Open Road Films, it has been announced" Macworld UK 9:06 AM
  • "Faulty iPhone reportedly generated £19,000 bill" TUAW 2:07 PM
  • "Igor Cheban's iPhone Paintings" MacStories 9:49 AM
  • "Using an iPhone to Get Knocked Up Faster" Wired 8:59 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Aereo's assault on old school 'Pay TV' continues with 22 new cities & $38M round" VentureBeat 3:08 PM
  • "Simulated trip to Mars left crew with sleep, exercise problems: Some napped, one shifted to a 25-hour day; all but one remained alert." Ars Technica 3:07 PM
  • "Textbooks at CES highlight the changing education industry: McGraw-Hill is introducing a new 'adaptive textbook' called the Smartbook for computers and tablets." The Verge 2:11 PM
  • "Google Opens Up Registration For 'Advanced Power Searching' Program" TechCrunch 2:10 PM
  • "Hulu Debuts Previews Of Its 2013 Original Programming And Exclusive Series" TechCrunch 12:00 PM
  • "Steam 'game console' hardware debuted at CES: A modular PC designed to let users to play Steam games on their TV has been unveiled at CES." BBC 3:22 PM
  • "First Look: Eye-Catching Tech at 'Digital Experience'" Wired 12:42 PM
  • "Verizon Prepared Follow T-Mobile's Lead If Ending Phone Subsidies Proves Profitable" BGR 11:34 AM
  • "Valve-funded Steam-optimized PC coming from Xi3" GamesIndustry 11:03 AM
  • "Firefox OS Makes An Appearance At CES On 'Mystery' Hardware [Video] Redmond Pie 10:07 AM
  • "Target Makes The Bold Move To Match Amazon's Prices Year-Round" Business Insider 10:00 AM
  • "Samsung's Video search tool for TVs will be coming to tablets too: TJ Kang, senior vice president of Samsung's media solution center, tells CNET that certain tablets will be able to use the new feature that allows users to search live TV and various streaming services through one app." CNET 9:46 AM
  • "CES keynote: Young people today are 'born mobile'" CNN 8:41 AM
  • "Ballmer, Big Bird and Desmond Tutu enliven Qualcomm's big night at CES: The chip maker put on quite a show but found time to announce a new family of Snapdragon chips, the 800 series" Network World 8:41 AM
  • "Amazon Prime arrives in Canada: Free two-day shipping, no Instant Video" Engadget 9:18 AM
  • "Manufacturers Need You to Buy an Ultra-High-Def 4K TV. Save Your Money" Wired 9:00 AM
  • "Google offers free Wi-Fi in Chelsea neighborhood: The company's free public Wi-Fi in the Chelsea neighborhood is available to folks between Gansevoort Street and 19th Street from 8th Avenue to West Side Highway." CNET News 9:46 AM
  • "U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, Google CIO To Unveil Free WiFi In NYC's Chelsea Neighborhood" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Is NYC Getting Super Fast, Free Internet? Google Is Holding A Mysterious Press Conference This Morning (GOOG)" San Francisco Chronicle 8:23 AM
  • "Google exec gets look at NKoreans using Internet: From Silicon Valley to Kim Il Sung University, Google exec visits NKorean students using web" Associated Press 8:04 AM
  • "New Sony Android handsets to arrive with 1080p displays: Both handsets will utilize Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 mobile processor" Ars Technica 8:59 AM
  • "For Sony at C.E.S., the More Pixels the Better" New York Times 8:06 AM
  • "Holy moly: Samsung sold 500 handsets per minute and made $8.3 billion last quarter" GeekWire 8:03 AM
  • "New Media Expo – Guy Kawasaki Talks APE, His Keynote, and Social Media" MacVoicesTV 1:59 PM
  • "Apple reportedly to roll out low-cost iPhone for emerging markets in 2H13" DigiTimes 7:45 AM
  • "Cheaper iPhone with larger screen and new design set for emerging markets, report claims" Digital Trends 7:46 AM
  • "iPhone 5S Release Date Along With Cheaper iPhone For Emerging Markets Set For June 2013 [Report] Redmond Pie 7:45 AM
  • "Apple's Next iPhone Could Use New Touch Technology To Solve Screen Glitches In iPhone 5" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "Low-cost iPhone heading to emerging markets this year -- report" CNET News 9:23 AM
  • "Apple Launching Larger, Low-Cost iPhone for Emerging Markets Late This Year?" MacRumors 9:14 AM
  • "New 27-inch iMacs won't ship until next month" CNET News 8:24 AM
  • "SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) Performance To Double To 10 Gbps" MacPrices 12:47 PM
  • "Apple asks TSMC to prove it can build iPad processor before Samsung is dumped" Macworld UK 7:55 AM
  • "Job posting suggests that 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi coming to Apple products" TUAW 10:11 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Wins Fascinating iPhone Camera Swiping Control Patent" Patently Apple 9:15 AM
  • "Apple Wins Seventh Solar Energy Patent Relating to MacBook" Patently Apple 9:15 AM
  • "Apple Wins Design Patents for iPod Touch, iPod nano & iPhone 3G" Patently Apple 9:15 AM
  • "Apple working on ways to improve text to speech on its devices" AppleDailyReport 8:58 AM
  • "Apple patent involves a 'dark wake' state for the Mac" AppleDailyReport 9:03 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "The Honey Badger Don't Care For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:34 AM
  • "PowerSketch For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:34 AM
  • "Hired Gun 3D For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:34 AM
  • "Get A Prepaid iPhone For $70 per Month From Walmart And Straight Talk Starting January 11th" Cult of Mac 8:56 PM
  • "iPod touch Prices & Sales (5th generation)" MacPrices 8:16 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:16 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:16 AM
  • "iPhone Buyer's Guide... $0 To $850 - The Best iPhone Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 12:16 PM
  • "Apple refurbs: up to 29% off MacBook Air" MacNN 2:06 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 11 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7:59 AM

  • "Apple iMac (2012)Only a Wafer Thin" Wired 8:20 AM
  • "OWC Envoy Pro Review: Perfect Complement to a Retina MacBook Pro" The Mac Observer 3:06 PM
  • "New and Fast: FirmTek miniSwap/U3 Bus-Powered USB 3.0 Storage" Bare Feats 3:52 PM
  • "You'll be quick on the draw with the Sena Magnetic Holster for the iPhone 5" AppleDailyReport 8:30 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Ink for iOS is as minimal as a drawing app can be, but it's great fun" The Next Web 8:04 AM
  • "BBC Sport for iPhone review: Finally, BBC Sport iPhone app passes the finishing line" Macworld UK 7:59 AM
  • "Distressed FX: Using Textures and Filters with Photographs on the iPhone" eXtensions 7:27 AM
  • "A Few Choice Words About Mac And iPhone Calculator Apps, And Unit Conversion Apps" Mac 360 7:29 AM
  • "Everest Review: Be inspired to achieve more in life, courtesy of this motivational, goal-focused app." 148Apps 12:17 PM
  • "'ShaqDown' Review - What Tiger Electronics Games Would Be Like With a Touch Screen" Touch Arcade 3:28 PM
  • "Nemo's Reef Review" 148Apps 2:51 PM
  • "Percepto Review: Rotate a room from 2D to 3D in order to help Bruce make his way to the door in this challenging and newly updated puzzler." 148Apps 8:31 AM
  • "Parashoot Stan Review: Fall, catch plans, and try not to die. The last part may be the most difficult." 148Apps 9:14 AM
  • "How to stop iPhone neck and iPad shoulder: Is using an iPhone or iPad causing you to experience pain?" Macworld UK 7:54 AM
  • "Q: Does the new Google Maps app for Apple devices work on the iPod touch? Can I download maps in advance on my touch for use offline?AllThingsD 4:14 PM
  • "What You Don't Know About Sharing Photos" [Paid Membership Required] 3:29 PM
  • "When is an SMS not an SMS?" Amsys 10:09 AM
  • "WSJ: 'Apple Working on a Less-Expensive iPhone'" Daring Fireball 8:00 PM
  • "The iPad Will Not Replace the Laptop in 2013. While the iPad has made giant strides in the enterprise, it is still hobbled because it doesn't replace laptops in many use cases because of immature tablet apps and security concerns. But the case for tablets in the enterprise will only get stronger in the next few years." Computerworld New Zealand 5:50 PM
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review -The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 6:25 PM
  • "'Steve Jobs is gone. Now there is a lack of innovation' says Huawei's consumer CEO" The Verge 3:31 PM
  • "Why I avoid iOS piracy" Macworld 2:08 PM
  • "What's the Difference Between an iPad and a Coffee Table?" The Mac Observer 1:58 PM
  • "Would you buy an Apple 'phablet'?" Fortune 10:59 AM
  • "Consumer Reports No Knee-Jerk Apple Hater, Loved iPhone 5 When It Came Out" Forbes 10:38 AM
  • "Timing is right for Apple's debut at CES, return to Macworld" Beatweek Magazine 10:10 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Peak crazy" Macworld 9:49 AM
  • "'Steve Jobs wasn't malicious, he was just trying to get things done', says IDEO's David Kelley: Designer and close friend of Apple's late co-founder reflects on fond memories with Jobs in new interview" Macworld UK 9:48 AM
  • "Apple Should Never Launch an 'iPhone Mini': 10 Reasons Why" eWeek 9:06 AM
  • "Why Is Tim Cook in China Again?" AllThingsD 10:31 AM
  • "Hey Lenovo, want to kill Apple? Look to Samsung hitman for tips: If it walks like a ThinkPad and quacks like a ThinkPad it's not an iPad" The Register 8:18 AM
  • "YACIR (yet another cheap iPhone rumor)" VentureBeat 12:24 PM
  • "Apple rumour round-up: iPhone 6, Apple Television, new MacBooks, iPad mini 2, iOS 7" Macworld UK 7:55 AM
  • "Richard Stallman, unrepentant: 'Apple is your enemy'/GNU Project founder/free-software advocate sticks to his criticism of Steve Jobs, Apple's 'jails,' and software patents"  InfoWorld 7:45 AM
  • "Why doesn't anyone care about CES? Oh, wait. Apple's not there"  ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "If You Don't Like iPhone Rumors, Don't Read This Article" App Advice 10:31 AM
  • "Rumorific New iPhone With Even Bigger Display" AppleBitch 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's Next iPhone To Reportedly Feature Larger Screen And 'Brand New Exterior Design'" BGR 8:25 AM
  • "iPhone 6 release date, key features, and what to expect" Beatweek Magazine 7:29 AM
  • "Making The Case For A Smaller (cheaper) And Larger iPhone" PixoBebo 7:27 AM
  • "Has Apple's Bull Run Ended Already? Can Apple Catch Amazon Fever?" Mac 360 7:27 AM
  • "An Insider's View of CES" CNBC 2:51 PM
  • "Windows 8: Not for Old-at-Heart PCs" AllThingsD 2:36 PM
  • "Apps at CES: Microsoft's Ballmer Really Doesn't Have a Clue" TheStreet 2:06 PM
  • "Ultrabook's quiet triumph: While not the buzzword it was in 2012, Intel's ultrabook has its fingerprint everywhere at CES 2013." CNET 11:32 AM
  • "Why Did Steve Ballmer Go to CES?" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:22 AM
  • "See Ubuntu Phone OS In Action! – [Video] RazorianFly 8:08 AM
  • "Social Media Gurus 'Infest' Twitter" Tapscape 7:29 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "CES 2013: FileMaker celebrates half a million iOS downloads" TUAW 3:28 PM
  • "CES 2013: Kanex introduces meDrive, a simple file server for iDevices and Macs" TUAW 2:36 PM
  • "Belkin Turns iPad into a Serious Productivity Tool with Expanded Keyboard Case Lineup" PadGadget 2:32 PM
  • "Learn Languages On The Go With An iPad And Babbel" 148Apps 2:08 PM
  • "Seagate Wireless Plus Mobile Device Storage, Now You Really Can Take It All with You" MacPrices 2:00 PM
  • "Aereo's Broadcast TV service with DVR live-streams in Safari is finally expanding to 22 US cities" 9 to 5 Mac 12:43 PM
  • "SnapBox turns your smartphone photos into works of art" PCWorld 11:32 AM
  • "Seidio's OBEX Case For iPhone 5 Is Waterproof, Dust-Proof & Military Approved [CES 2013] Cult of Mac 10:00 AM
  • "Star Trek Into Darkness App To Drop Later This Month" App Advice 9:14 AM
  • "IK Multimedia announces the new iKlip 2, iKlip Stand and iKlip Studio for iPad and iPad mini" Run Around Tech 9:14 AM
  • "NeroKwik Mobile Photo Sharing App Previewed For iOS Devices At CES" CDRinfo 9:06 AM
  • "DisplayLink Announces New USB 3.0 Apple Mac Driver and Showcases at CES 2013" Business Wire 9:04 AM
  • "DreamPlay™ Toys and Disney Consumer Products to Launch Next Generation Interactive Products Using NantWorks' Revolutionary iD™ Technology" Business Wire 9:04 AM
  • "iFrogz® Introduces Mobile Gaming Controller for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch at CES 2013" Business Wire 9:04 AM
  • "iSmartAlarm Launches Indiegogo Campaign" Business Wire 9:04 AM
  • "Belkin to Unveil New FastFit and Convertible Keyboard Cases for iPad at 2013 International CES" Business Wire 9:04 AM
  • "This App Helps You Read Faster By Forcing You To Read One Word At A Time" Business Insider 9:00 AM
  • "Belkin updates new Thunderbolt Express Dock, drops eSATA, cuts price by $100" MacDailyNews 8:57 AM
  • "CES 2013: Kanex Unveils $99 meDrive Cloud File Server for iOS, Mac" Mac|Life 8:39 AM
  • "FreedomPop pals up with TextPlus to offer free SMS" Engadget 8:33 AM
  • "Hello iPhone Guide Will Make You To Coolest Kid On The Block" App Advice 8:25 AM
  • "Kavaj trots out new cases for new Apple devices" PCWorld 8:19 AM
  • "iSmart Alarm turns iPhone into a home guard dog" CNET 8:15 AM
  • "CES: ZAGG Debuts iPhone 5 Integrated Dual Analog GamePad And Protective Case" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "10 Leading Finance And Banking Apps For iPhone And iPad" Forbes 8:13 AM
  • "Corning's Thunderbolt and USB 'Optical Cables' transmit data over hundreds of feet" AppleInsider 8:02 AM
  • "Directr Is A Movie Maker App For iPhone That Handles Video Editing By Itself" AddictiveTips 7:54 AM
  • "eBay Updates Its iOS Apps To Make It Easier To Sell From Your iPhone & iPad" Cult of Mac 8:59 AM
  • "eBay iOS app update makes it easier to sell items directly from your iPhone" The Verge 7:51 AM
  • "Babble curtails language learning costs using iPad subscriptions" The Verge 7:51 AM
  • "This Pillow Has Built-in Speakers For Listening in Bed" Mashable 7:50 AM
  • "Dish Network's Hopper Adds Sling Player, Ability to Stream to iPad" Mashable 7:50 AM
  • "MAUZ Turns Your iPhone Into a Gesture Enabled Mouse [Kickstarter] iClarified 7:59 AM
  • "The MAUZ turns your iPhone into the ultimate computer mouse" iDownload Blog 7:45 AM
  • "New LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots controlled with iPhone: Update to popular robotics kit comes with iOS support" Macworld UK 7:45 AM
  • "Slavamax releases tOpener (open and edit a file as a text) 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Attention Coumadin Users: Grapefruit can be Life-Threatening to You" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "WaterField Designs offers Cases for Top 10 Gadgets of 2012" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Zoomable Media releases guide to using iPad as a portable video studio" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "PhatWare Releases PhatPad 2.5 for iPad Featuring Animated Pen Palette" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Visit the World like never before with iExplore Walt Disney World" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Real Drums Super Stars - Turn your iPhone / iPad into Professional Drums" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Hop 'n' Roll Physics Platformer Game Featuring Ratt Pitt" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Coats'n'Shorts for iOS: Educational Dress Up Game for Children Under Six" prMac 7:24 AM
  • "Blackjack by iAppStreet Free for iOS - Single, Local, or Global Gameplay" prMac 7:24 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell refreshes its mainstream Inspiron R laptops with optional touchscreens" Engadget 8:11 AM
  • "Dell updating budget Inspiron R laptop line with touchscreen displays" The Verge 8:30 AM
  • "Dell updates Inspiron R laptops for 2013" UberGizmo 8:17 AM
  • "CES 2013: Dell Outs Touch-Based Inspiron, HD XPS Laptop/Dell's budget and mainstream Inspiron laptops get touch, while the Dell XPS 13 goes HD." PC Magazine 8:18 AM
  • "Dell's Project Ophelia: an Android 4.0 stick that turns any display into a PC" Engadget 8:31 AM
  • "Dell commits to cloud client computing with Project Ophelia" CloudPro 8:17 AM
  • "CES: Dell Wyse details pocket Android thin client for mobile workers" V3 8:17 AM
  • "Dell picks Prakash Jothee to head global corporate strategy" The Times of India 8:18 AM
  • "Ex-IBMer whose hiring at Dell triggered lawsuit leaves PC maker" WRAL Techwire 8:37 AM
  • "Trade of the Day: Hewlett-Packard (HPQ)/The Feb. $16 calls have the most liquidity and volatility: and the most profit potential" InvestorPlace 8:19 AM
  • "HP hoping to reverse tablet failures with ElitePad 900: HP is putting the ElitePad 900 through extensive testing before shipping" IDG News Service 8:21 AM
  • "CES 2013: HP reveals host of new monitors" ITProPortal 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO crashes Qualcomm keynote at CES" CBS News 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft expects Motorola to withdraw Xbox complaint after FTC settlement: Microsoft told the US International Trade Commission it expects Motorola Mobility to withdraw some requests for patent-related injunctions" Computerworld 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft: 60 million Windows 8 licenses sold to date" ZDNet 5:41 PM
  • "New Intel Chipsets Spur Hope for Windows 8 Surge in 2013: 2012 was a tough year for Windows 8 hardware. But 2013 is already looking a lot better" Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows 11:43 AM
  • "Intel Hedges Bets, Gets Cozy With Android: At CES 2013, Intel shows it won't let longstanding partnership with Microsoft stand in the way of growth." InformationWeek 8:38 AM
  • "Power saving through marketing: Intel's '7 watt' Ivy Bridge CPUs/The new CPUs definitely save some power, but not as much as you might think." Ars Technica 6:26 PM
  • "Intel at CES: More performance, less power, and x86 everywhere/2013 will be a defining year for Intel's mobile computing strategy." Ars Technica 8:47 AM
  • "Voice recognition will make touch obsolete, Intel exec says: Intel Senior Vice President Mooly Eden tells CNET that other forms of 'perceptual computing' will change computing as we know it. And it may not be as far away as it seems." CNET 3:31 PM
  • "Intel preps its first quad-core Atom chip for tablets: Intel says the upcoming Bay Trail chip will have double the performance of today's Clover Trail processors" InfoWorld 8:30 AM
  • "Intel Haswell: $599 Touch Ultrabooks In 2013" BYTE 8:30 AM
  • "5 Things to Expect from Intel This Year" Techland 8:30 AM
  • "Intel and AMD take another step into the future with perceptual computing" Digital Trends 8:26 AM
  • "AMD takes fight to Intel with Richland, Temash and Kabini/Read more: AMD takes fight to Intel with Richland, Temash and Kabini" PC Pro [Free Registration Required] 8:27 AM
  • "AMD's Su says engineers transitioning from PC culture" Yahoo! News 8:55 PM
  • "AMD Demos Next Gen APUs, Partners with Vizio, HP, ASUS" HotHardware 11:03 AM
  • "AMD shows off Windows 8 tablet with upcoming Tamesh chip: Temash chips will come in dual- and quad-core versions and will be twice as fast as the Z60 tablet chip introduced in October" InfoWorld 8:25 AM
  • "AMD Taps NVidia Vet to Lead Global Channel Sales, Names CFO" The VAR Guy 8:26 AM
  • "AMD unveils new APUs, SoCs and Radeon HD 8000 Series" bit-tech 8:26 AM
  • "Cisco Expands Linksys Smart WiFi Portfolio" eWeek 8:29 AM
  • "IBM services chief and CEO contender Daniels retires: Other top brass may follow suit, letting others move up" Channel Register 8:35 AM
  • "International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) Looking to Develop Affordable 'Cloud Computing'" The Point 8:36 AM
  • "IBM brings smarter home, mobile initiatives to CES 2013/Summary: IBM shows off its cloud platform and new partnerships amid the connected home buzz at CES 2013." ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "Why Warren Buffett Keeps Buying IBM" Forbes 8:36 AM
  • "Vint Cerf: Internet competition has 'evaporated' since dial-up/Zero regulation for telcos could endanger neutrality, Internet co-creator says." Ars Technica 5:59 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's Valuation Remains A Steal, Sticking With $710 Estimate" Seeking Alpha 4:14 PM
  • "Apple: Margin, Pricing And Product Strategy" Seeking Alpha 8:13 AM
  • "As Goes Apple, So Goes Qualcomm? Think Again" YCharts 11:28 AM
Industry News
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Shares of some top computer companies were mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:41 PM
  • "Blue Chips Retreat for Second Day" [Paid Membership Required] 6:42 PM
  • "U.S. stocks end lower as investors await earnings" MarketWatch 3:12 PM
  • "Euro gives up Japan-inspired gains: Yen backs off severe losses versus dollar and euro" MarketWatch 10:48 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks retreat; firm yen pressures Tokyo" MarketWatch 10:23 AM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:05 PM
  • "Samsung racks up record $8.3 billion Q4 profit as sales approach 500 handsets per minute" BGR News 11:12 AM
  • "Samsung Forecasts Record $8.3 Billion Profit" Reuters 11:13 AM
  • "Samsung Expects Another Record Quarter In Q4: $8.3BN Profit, On Sales Of $53.6BN" TechCrunch 9:15 AM
  • "Sirius XM Countdown: Day 6 of 60, Here Comes $3.50" Forbes 9:10 AM
  • "Videogame stocks fall on GameStop report: Sony, Nintendo, Electronic Arts and Activision all take a hit" MarketWatch 10:49 AM
  • "GameStop says same-store sales to fall; shares drop" Reuters 9:07 AM
  • "CES news barely nudges Tech Stocks" USA Today 9:01 AM
  • "Wall Street dips as earnings season begins" Reuters 8:59 AM
  • "Ahead of the Bell: US Consumer Credit/US consumer borrowing likely rose November, reflecting Sandy rebound" Associated Press 8:03 AM

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