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Monday Highlights: Analyst at RBC Capital Markets predicts content creation will be "Apple's next $10 billion frontier"; Mark Gurman's sources reveal Apple's plans to introduce high-end AirPods as well as "studio-quality over-ear headphones" in coming year—more our Apple/Macintosh and Op/Ed sections; DRM issues derail anticipated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance game for Mac; Forbes report on $5 million surveillance vehicle which can hack an iPhone from distance of 500m; Apple News offers curated coverage of 2018 midterm elections; your options for mortgages could be limited based on your digital foot print, including devices you use; smart home devices have a dark side, can be exploited by domestic abusers; Apple among Silicon Valley execs meeting for discussion over privacy; you can now measure distances in Google Earth; teardown of Vivo Nex reveals how pop-up selfie camera works; Patrick Moorhead explains his switch to Galaxy S9+ over iPhone X.

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  • "Without a new product to propel sales, Apple struggles to remain a juicy buy: Sales figures will still be mind-boggling when Tim Cook presents his update on Wednesday, but worries that Apple has lost direction post-Jobs will not go away" The Observer 9:19 PM
  • "My Journey to the 'Dark Side'" ["I did a lot of research, watched video reviews, and read reviews about several devices from the iPhone 5 to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Of all of the choices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 seemed like the one that might be able to replace my tablet and cell phone. ... Call me a fanboy if you want, but I've tried both systems, and if this is what Android offers, Apple investors have nothing to worry about."]  The Motley Fool 7:58 AM
  • "The future of iPhone: how Apple's handset could evolve/We take a look at how new and future tech developments will influence the next iPhone" TechRadar UK 10:01 AM
  • "Analysis: Apple earnings need to overcome technical malaise"  Reuters 7:58 AM
  • "Sales concern to eclipse Apple results: Apple is expected to deliver the second strongest set of results in its history this week, with analysts forecasting that demand for the iPhone 5 catapulted profits to $12.4bn (£7.8bn) in the final three months of last year." Telegraph 3:58 PM
  • "Is Apple Losing Its Brand Equity?" Forbes 7:59 AM
  • "When Apple Met China: Apple products are a status symbol in China, but they're priced beyond most people's reach. Could Apple be considering a less-costly version of the iPhone? 'People love: especially the new models when they come out, if they look different than the previous model, so that people can see: when you pull it out on the train or whatever: that it's an iPhone 5, not an iPhone 4, not an iPhone 3S,' said TechInAsia editor Charlie Custer."  TechNewsWorld 8:02 AM
  • "How Apple used its money and muscle to kill an iTunes competitor" ZDNet 8:09 PM
  • "To get ahead, Apple must leave Steve Jobs behind" ["With Apple the size it is now, new product categories not only have to scale, they have to come with scaling already attached. So where Jobs would have not worried so much about the atrophy of old product categories, choosing instead to simply invent the next big thing, at the scale where Apple operates presently there are fewer categories and those categories can't reach their potential without sure-fire associated content strategies. This is Tim Cook's challenge."]  BetaNews 1/18
  • "Exclusive - Japan's Sharp curbs iPad screen output as Apple manages demand shift-sources" Reuters 1/18
  • "Apple iPad 'screen production cut back'" Telegraph 1/18
  • "iPod inventor says Apple has the right recipe for developing products: At Apple 99 percent of projects that made it past certain milestones ship, so staff on those projects are always motivated" Macworld UK 1/18
  • "Apple's Cook is 'Charisma challenged', should speak up while Apple in doldrums" Macworld UK 1/18
  • "Apple CEO Cook Gets Deposition Order in Antitrust Case" Bloomberg 1/18
  • "Judge Orders Apple CEO Tim Cook To Field Questions At Tech Company Anti-Poaching Agreement Hearing" TechCrunch 1/18
  • "Apple's Cook, Google's Schmidt and Intel's Otellini to Be Questioned Over No-Poaching Pact" AllThingsD 1/18
  • "Judge: Tim Cook should answer for Apple's role in 'do not poach' deals" Ars Technica 1/18
  • "Apple Says Appeals Court Hobbles Its Fight With Samsung" Bloomberg 1/18
  • "Apple CEO to be questioned over Apple, Google staff poaching pact" ZDNet 1/18
  • "ITC delays resolution of Samsung v. Apple case by another month -- new target date: March 7" Foss Patents 1/18
  • "US ITC pushes back Samsung-Apple ruling another month" Electronista 1/18
  • "Apple headed for 1st profit decline in 9 years?" CNNMoney 1/18
  • "Apple Adds Windows 8 To iCloud Required Operating Systems On PC" AppleBitch 7:26 AM
  • "Vote now: Tell Apple what to name the next OS X/Make your pick for the next Mac OS's name: and see how others have voted" InfoWorld 1/18
  • "How To manage a nonfunctional Terminal in OS X: If your Terminal utility does not drop you to the command prompt, there are several things you can try to get it going again." MacFixIt 1/18
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Time Machine, AirPort Extreme drives, and multiple Macs" Macworld 1/18
  • "GarageBand 101: Using Magic GarageBand to create a jam-along band" GigaOM 8:10 PM
  • "How to use Photoshop images in Final Cut Pro X" Macworld 1/18
  • "Email clients: Fast, fluid, ineffective" Macworld 1/18
  • "Grep and sed Demystified" Mactuts+ 1/18
  • "FxFactory 4.0.1 + FxFactory Pro review: Add a plethora of visual effects and editing tricks to your video" Macworld UK 1/18
  • "Eye Candy 7 review: Create interesting objects and effects with this classic Photoshop plug-in" Macworld UK 1/18
  • "Norton Zone Cloud File Sharing review: Store, share and collaborate on files online" Macworld UK 1/18
  • "MacMost Now 815: Special Email Alerts" MacMost 1/18
  • "Use These Keyboard Shortcuts To Reboot Or Shutdown Your Mac Instantly [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 1/18
  • "Add Weather & Other Dashboard Widgets to the Desktop in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 1/18
  • "How to Check Your Magic Trackpad's Battery Life" Macinstruct 1/18
  • "The Strange Case Of My Mac's Virtual External Disk Drive For Backup Storage" TeraTalks 1/18
  • "2 New Mac Apps You Don't Need. 1 You'll Want And Use, And 1 You Don't Want, Won't Use" McSolo 1/18
  • "What's Old Is New Again: The Mac App That Tracks And Times What You Do And When You Do It" Mac 360 1/18
  • "2 Mac Apps That Convert Videos. One Is Free, One Is Not, Both Work (with a surprise)" BohemianBoomer 1/18
  • "How Would You Look With A Different Eye Color? Try The App That Changes Eye Colors" Mac 360 1/18
  • "How To Get Those Grid-style Spaces Back Into Your Mac (Lion and Mountain Lion)" NoodleMac 1/18
  • "How To Bring The Solar System To Your Mac's Desktop (and why it's fun and useful)" Mac 360 1/18
  • "Why Apple paying twice for Lala and Color engineers was a stroke of genius" iMore 1/18
  • "More than human: Why does Apple need writers for Siri?" The Next Web 1/18
Press Releases
  • "Firefox for Mac: v18.0.1, Firebox 19 B1, SeaMonkey 2.1.5 Now Available" FairerPlatform 10:49 AM
  • "Huge Selection of Jumsoft's Products in the New Toolbox for Keynote" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Disc Golf 3D Released Through Mac App Store" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "AST Releases PDF Password Recovery for Mac V1.0" prMac 1/18
  • "Application Wizard 3.3.3" MaBaSoft 1/18
  • "Mac Updates: iAd Producer 3.3, Iridient Developer 2, aTV Flash 2.1" FairerPlatform 1/18
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple No Longer Considered 'Cool' to Next-Gen Smartphone Adopters" Brighthand 4:04 PM
  • "A trip down memory lane: The Apple Lisa and Apple IIe turn 30" Ars Technica 8:03 AM
  • "Mousetrap: Four next-gen controllers that will kill the mouse as we know it" Digital Trends 8:11 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' house burglar gets 7-year sentence" iDownload Blog 8:07 AM
  • "Which OS is loved the most? A new survey sheds light on which operating system users are most attached to."  Fortune 1/18
  • "Amazon Makes Play for iTunes Customers" MacNewsWorld 1/18
  • "Amazon: Song's Now Available for iPhone, iPod/Amazon says MP3 store optimized specifically for iPhone and iPod touch; iPhone and iPod touch users now able to buy digital music from Amazon's 22m song catalog using Safari browser." [Video Report] Bloomberg 1/18
  • "S. Korean consumers drop Apple lawsuit: The group of 29 users who filed suit against Apple in South Korea alleging Cupertino's location tracking violated their privacy has withdrew, citing difficulty in proving the case." ZDNet 1/18
  • "Apple kicks off sales of cellular-enabled iPad mini in China" AppleInsider 1/18
  • "Apple struggles to keep up with iPad mini demand as cellular model launches in China to 2-week delay" The Next Web 1/18
  • "iPad Mini cellular model debuts in China with two-week delay" CNET News 1/18
  • "Watch Out for the Startup Using Tiny Antennas to Show the Oscars on an iPhone" Technology Review 1/18
  • "Facebook Openly Seeks To Disrupt A Key Part Of Both Apple And Google" Business Insider 1/18
  • "Future Store Location Proves: Apple Likes Universities" ifoAppleStore 1/18
  • "Apple reportedly opening R&D base in Shanghai while Sony sells US HQ in New York" Digital Trends 1/18
  • "Rumor: Apple to open Shanghai R&D center this summer" AppleInsider 1/18
  • "Verizon Activated at Least 5.5 Million iPhones and Could Have Been 6 Million or More in the December Quarter" Forbes 1/18
  • "ESPN's ScoreCenter for iOS sends passwords in clear-text, susceptible to XSS flaw" ZDNet 1/18
  • "Happy birthday, Lisa: Apple's slow but heavy workhorse turns 30/The story of the machine the Mac maker would rather you forgot" The Register 1/18
  • "Latest Ashton Kutcher Steve Jobs Biopic Film Studio Photos 'jOBS" ResExcellence 1/18
Non-Apple News
  • "5-Inch Smartphone Displays To Be Standard In 2013: What's in store from handset makers for the remainder of the year? Think full-HD displays." InformationWeek 2:12 PM
  • "Go ahead and spill on this nanotech menswear: Indochino's new line of menswear comes with a protective coating that supposedly repels liquids and stains and helps keep you smelling good." CNET News 8:29 AM
  • "Metamaterial camera needs no lens, could herald cheaper imaging tech" Engadget 7:48 AM
  • "RIM launches final BlackBerry 10 'Portathon' event" CNET News 1/18
  • "RIM pays developers $500,000 to build apps for BlackBerry 10" ZDNet 1/18
  • "Conficker worm returns to attack photography enthusiasts: Malware discovered on film scanner software" Techworld 1/18
  • "BlackBerry Z10 Hardware Pictured In Verizon Promo Leak As Carriers Gear Up For Launch" TechCrunch 1/18
  • "Angry Birds, tracking device? New research reveals that some of the most popular applications are gathering personal info like location data" Salon 1/18
  • "Meet 'Consort,' a brand-new classic Linux desktop: The SolusOS project team has forked GNOME Classic and is bringing back numerous key GNOME 2 features." PCWorld 1/18
  • "The dirty and dangerous side of tech" TechHive 1/18
  • "Malware masquerades as patch for Java: The malware, ironically, does not actually exploit the Java vulnerabilities, according to Trend Micro" IDG News Service 1/18
  • "Herrod To Leave VMware, Join Venture Capital Firm" InformationWeek 1/18
  • "Google sinks millions into plush new £1bn London HQ" The Register 1/18
  • "Google to set up UK HQ in Kings Cross: Search giant to begin development in property deal worth up to £1 billion" Computerworld UK 1/18
  • "Google Wants Your Next Password To Be A Physical One" TechCrunch 1/18
  • "Google pulls 'Make Me Asian' app from Play store" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 1/18
  • "Facebook doing a 'really bad job', says Google CEO" Mashable 1/18
  • "Nano-coating provides watertight solution" CNN 1/18
  • "Mega to take on Dropbox with paid 'Pro' tiers offering massive cloud storage" The Verge 1/18
  • "Kim Dotcom's Mega Opens To Early Users, Reveals Pricing Tiers, Roadmap With Mobile Access, Office-Style Features And More" TechCrunch 1/18
  • "Kim Dotcom reveals Mega's royal flush -- 'generous' free cloud storage" BetaNews 1/18
  • "Data Hints Collecting Sales Tax Hasn't Hurt Amazon" Wired 1/18
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note set to be 8-inch iPad mini rival" Crave @ CNET 1/18
  • "Feverish Hype for a Non-Apple Device" [Paid Membership Required] 1/18
  • "Building Mega: Ars' pre-launch interview with Kim Dotcom" Ars Technica 7:34 AM
  • "Wrapping Up With Some of the Sights and Sounds of CES" MacVoicesTV 1/18
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Kirk McElhearn, Macworld's 'iTunes Guy' and USA Today columnist Rob Pegoraro this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 1/18
  • "Why Recent Apple Acquisitions Could Mean Radical New iPhone 5S Features On The CultCast" Cult of Mac 1/18
  • "CES – Tim Angel of ZooGue Introduces The New Case Prodigy for Your iPad, on MacVoices" MacVoicesTV 1/18
  • "CES – Miveu Captures POV Video Action On Your iPhone, Hands Free" MacVoicesTV 1/18
  • "CES – Dan Probst of CruxCase Shows An Impressive iPad Keyboard Case" MacVoicesTV 1/18
  • "Apple may Waterproof Future iDevices with Nano-Coating" Patently Apple 2:18 PM
  • "iPad Display Supplier Sharp Cuts Production Numbers" PadGadget 5:45 PM
  • "Chipmaker TSMC drops hints of Apple processor deal" MacNN 7:34 AM
  • "TSMC achieved close to 100% market share on 28nm process in 2012, as analysts predict Apple deal [updated] The Next Web 1/18
  • "Pod2g and planetbeing make progress on iOS 6 jailbreak" iDownload Blog 7:49 AM
  • "Volume production of Apple silicon looms as TSMC triples wafer shipments" iDownload Blog 1/18
  • "Apple sets course for new display tech in June/July iPhone 5S" ["IGZO is lighter, demands less power and easier to cut into different shapes. In conjunction with Liquid Metal, a process which makes metal castable while retaining its essential robustness, it seems clear to me that Apple's putting itself into position to introduce devices in innovative new shapes and designs -- devices competitors will find extremely challenging to match while still making profits in the inordinately aggressive smartphone game."] Computerworld 1/18
  • "Sharp cuts iPad display production. Will iPad mini be the bigger hit?" GigaOM 1/18
  • "Sharp cuts iPad screen output; due to iPad Mini success?" CNET News 1/18
  • "Sharp cuts iPad screen production: report" ZDNet 1/18
  • "Apple iPad Screen Supplier Has Slowed Production Of 9.7 Inch Panes, Says Reuters" TechCrunch 1/18
  • "iPad mini demand forces Sharp to cut iPad display production" VentureBeat 1/18
  • "Apple Reportedly halting iPad retina displays production at Sharp" iMore 1/18
  • "iPad Mini cellular model debuts in China with two-week delay" CNET News 1/18
  • "Apple Is Hiring Writers To Give Siri More Funny Things To say" Business Insider 1/18
  • "Apple is looking to expand Siri's conversational skills and features according to a new job posting" iMore 1/18
  • "Apple wants to make Siri more conversational" VentureBeat 1/18
  • "30 years of the Apple Lisa and the Apple IIe" Macworld 1/18
  • "20" iMac G4 updated to Ivy Bridge" TUAW 1/18
  • "This Old G4 iMac Can Now Run Mountain Lion Thanks To Its New Ivy Bridge Processor [Video] Cult of Mac 1/18
  • "35 Emergency Fixes for iPad and iPhone disasters: Life rafts for high-tech catastrophes" Macworld UK 4:04 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Tesla's Electric Mist For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:43 AM
  • "Rail Rush For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 10:43 AM
  • "Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey HD (Premium) For iPad Is Free Today (Was $4.99)" Apple Sliced 10:43 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 14 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7:29 AM
  • "Refurbished Mac: Mac mini, $469; MBP, $725; MBA, $849" FairerPlatform 2:00 PM
  • "Grid Lens For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1/18
  • "Youda Survivor HD (Full) For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99), The iPhone Version Is Also Free" Apple Sliced 1/18
  • "Hunters: Episode One HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $6.99, The iPhone Version Is Also Free)" Apple Sliced 1/18
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/18
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/18
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/18
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Prices $600 To $1,599 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 1/18
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices From $950 to $3,049 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 1/18
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -$790 To $2,199 -Best Prices, Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 1/18
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 12 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 1/18

  • "EDGE.sound Bluetooth Speaker Review" iSource 6:50 PM
  • "Review: Mophie Powerstation Duo charger, a must have for mobile iOS device users" 9 to 5 Mac 3:53 PM
  • "WaterField Designs CitySlicker iPad mini case review" The Gadgeteer 4:04 PM
  • "Master Your Mac book review" AppleTell 2:15 PM
  • "First Impressions: the TECK Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboard" AnandTech 7:30 AM
  • "Top 4 stands for the iPad: Keep your iPad in one place when watching films or using it" Macworld UK 7:48 AM
  • "Top 4 cases for the iPad: Stylish ways to keep your iPad safe" Macworld UK 7:48 AM
  • "Top 4 cases for the iPhone 5: Stylish ways to keep your iPhone safe" Macworld UK 7:48 AM
  • "Corsair Neutron SATA III SSD Review" HotHardware 1/18
  • "Logitech's Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard Is Just That, Easy: Hands-On Accessory Review" PadGadget 1/18
  • "Cygnett ICON - Rain Making Case for iPhone 5 Review" Run Around Tech 1/18
  • "Batman: Arkham City GOTY a great follow-up to Batman: Arkham City" AppleDailyReport 1/18
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Popular Mobile Twitter App TweetCaster Gets A Web Interface [Review] AddictiveTips 7:53 AM
  • "Bump update allows for swapping Dropbox files" iDownload Blog 7:49 AM
  • "Joe Danger; Alpha Squadron – review: Apple iOS, Hello Games, £1.99; Android, Martian Monkey, £1.85" The Guardian 9:19 PM
  • "Trying (and failing) to out-run my friends: Hands-on with RunKeeper 3 for iPhone/Despite a GPS error claiming a 02:34 mile, we like RunKeeper 3.0 quite a bit." Ars Technica 1/18
  • "Review: Create photo collages Tumblr Photoset for iOS" Macworld 1/18
  • "NuffnangX Review: A dependable if slightly unexciting way to read through many blogs in a short space of time." 148Apps 1/18
  • "Test Run: Maura Magazine, an iPad Mini-Mag" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/18
  • "UK Train Times app review: iPhone app provides up-to-date information on train departures" Macworld UK 1/18
  • "Lode Runner Classic Review" Mac|Life 1/18
  • "I Am Vegend: Zombiegeddon: The Title Says It All – iPad App Review" PadGadget 1/18
  • "Finish Review: Finish for iPhone organizes to-do items and keeps time-sensative items on top to keep users focused on the things that matter." 148Apps 1/18
  • "How to create 'blank' icons on the Home screen without jailbreaking" iDownload Blog 7:49 AM
  • "Pandora finally turns a profit, may prompt Apple iTunes to enter music subscription market" Stabley Times 8:11 PM
  • "I know Apple, Apple is a friend of mine. Lenovo, you're no Apple" Gravitational Pull 8:09 PM
  • "Amazon finds loophole around Apple's walled garden" Neowin 4:02 PM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Running the gamut" Macworld 10:00 AM
  • "I can't believe I switched from iPhone 5 to Galaxy Note II" BetaNews 1/18
  • "Introducing Apple's Dumbest Customers" Forbes 1/18
  • "How Apple Is Destroying Android From The Inside Out (and why it's difficult to see)" Mac 360 1/18
  • "The Apple Double Standard: Pundits expect the world from Apple, but curiously not from any other company"  Network World 1/18
  • "The Popularity Of The iPad Mini Changes Manufacturing Priorities" AppleBitch 1/18
  • "Apple's Tim Cook to be questioned by judge about Apple, Google, Intel anti-poaching practices" VentureBeat 1/18
  • "Apple could disrupt Netflix, analyst says" MarketWatch 1/18
  • "Friday Poll: Should Apple pull the NRA shooting app?" CNET News 1/18
  • "Apple needs to get serious about Siri" ZDNet 1/18
  • "Reuters Gets Lazy And Publishes An Apple-Related Non-Story" App Advice 1/18
  • "Reuters 'Exclusive' Report on iPad Slowdown is Fluffy Nothing" Patently Apple 1/18
  • "iPad Production Slows, Is iPad Mini to Blame?" Mashable 1/18
  • "Apple iPad Demand: What's the Real Story?"  TheStreet 1/18
  • "HTC's flagship M7 smartphone leaks, tempts litigation with iPhone-like design" Canadian Reviewer 1/18
  • "WSJ claims 'iPhone-like hype builds for Samsung Galaxy S IV'" MacDailyNews 1/18
  • "Why Android vs. iPhone Is Just Like Windows vs. The Mac (it's déjà vu all over again)" PixoBebo 1/18
  • "How To Ditch Your Cable Internet Provider Forever" Gizmodo 2:18 PM
  • "Kim Dotcom's New MEGA Encrypted Cloud Storage: See No Evil, Store No Evil" Forbes 8:03 AM
  • "Mega arrives: Ars goes hands-on with Kim Dotcom's new cloud storage site/Free users will get 50GB; $13 to $40 per month buys you 500GB to 4TB of storage." Ars Technica 1/18
  • "Hands On With Kim Dotcom's New Mega: This Service Could Dismantle Copyright Forever" Gizmodo 1/18
  • "Analysis and Review: Myspace Returns As New Social Music Site" ResExcellence 1/18
  • "Copycat Google Copies MIT Student's Invention" Patently Apple 1/18
  • "Wi-Fi vs. Ethernet: Has wireless killed wired?" Digital Trends 1/18
  • "Audi's self-parking car: What's stopping the tech getting on our roads?" ZDNet 1/18
  • "Turn Your Facebook Data Into a 3-D Printed Desktop Ornament" Wired 1/18
  • "Aaron Swartz and the Two Faces of Power" Wired 1/18
  • "You've Got to See This Curved OLED TV" Wired 1/18
  • "Tip: Avoid phony 'Wi-Fi security' programs" USA Today 1/18
  • "Instagram boasts 90 million active users" USA Today 1/18
  • "Galaxy S IV Ship Date Is March, Buzz Builds" Tapscape 1/18
  • "Could a $99 Chromebox be a game-changer?" ZDNet 1/18
  • "Policing the Web: How Google's 'Cops' Track Down Bad Ads" Time 1/18
  • "What should Google do about Facebook Graph Search?" CNET News 1/18
  • "Infographic: Siri and Google Now—Your New Wingman?" PC Magazine 1/18
  • "Can Google, Microsoft Take Advantage of Apple's Fall?" The Motley Fool 1/18
  • "Google's Bigger Opportunity: Chrome OS, Not Android" TheStreet 1/18
  • "Why this app maker targeted Windows Phone first, and what happened after that" GeekWire 1/18
  • "Windows RT's Achilles' heel: Cloud connections" ZDNet 1/18
  • "Why all-in-one PCs suck at gaming (plus one that doesn't!)" PCWorld 1/18
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Give your photos a little extra pop of color with Gelo" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:19 PM
  • "Playdek games for iOS on sale this weekend" AppleTell 8:57 PM
  • "Minimalist Case Leaves Your iPhone 5 Nearly Naked" Mashable 8:57 PM
  • "Huge paleo food database update, all CrossFit named WOD's and more" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "To Bee or not to Bear? - iOS game for all the family" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Tap Frame Makes Photo Collages Simple and Memorable" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Sprightly FreeCell - A New Solitaire Game for iPad" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "See any Tattoo on yourself with TattooFX on iOS and Android" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Nuclear Nova Software Announces Disc Golf 3D for iPhone, iPad and iPod" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "New Exciting Hidden Objects Game For iPad" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "iOS Game Office Ninja just released on iTunes" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Beetles. Stop them!" prMac 7:55 AM
  • "Opera shows off new WebKit-based 'Ice' mobile browser" The Verge 7:49 AM
  • "Is Opera Ice The Coolest Mobile Web Browser Ever?" App Advice 7:36 AM
  • "Opera is working on 'Ice', a new mobile browser for iPhone, iPad and Android" iMore 7:36 AM
  • "Opera Unveils New 'Ice' WebKit-Based Browser for iOS and Android" iClarified 7:34 AM
  • "VirtualChrome App With Support For Flash, Java, and Extensions on iPad" MacPrices 1/18
  • "Atomic Attic Upcycled iMac Pet Bed" iLounge 1/18
  • "Pre-Ordered Your Pebble Watch? Get The Official Android & iOS App Before It Arrives" Cult of Android 1/18
  • "5 iPad apps to start 2013 in the cloud" ZDNet 1/18
  • "Circa News' First Major Update Delivers Design Refresh And Lots More" App Advice 1/18
  • "Civilization ends with Downfall: Clash of Factions for iOS" AppleTell 1/18
  • "Dolphin Web Browser Updates With Support For Evernote's 'Web Clipper'" RazorianFly 1/18
  • "Vendetta Online Space Sim Kickstarts iPad App To Become The Most Multiplatform MMO Game Ever" TechCrunch 1/18
  • "Hearst Magazines to Appear on iPad Before Print" PC Magazine 1/18
  • "Hearst starts publishing iPad magazines days before print editions" Engadget 1/18
  • "Google+ iOS app now available in 48 more countries and territories" Engadget 1/18
  • "This Case Made of Old Fire Hoses Will Keep Your iPad Dry" Gizmodo 1/18
  • "Particle for iOS and Android" prMac 1/18
  • "Introducing Recipe Cloud - The Social Cookbook" prMac 1/18
  • "Poker AnyTIME! - The Next Big Thing To Happen To Poker" prMac 1/18
  • "1st Mignon Bear 1.0 for iOS – Inspirational and Interactive Storybook" prMac 1/18
  • "PearlMountain Debuts CollageIt Free for iOS" prMac 1/18
  • "Telepathic Gaming go one step ahead in mobile gaming with What it Takes" prMac 1/18
  • "Take My Machete from Upper Class Walrus now available on Apple App Store" prMac 1/18
  • "New iPhone/iPad App For Kids To Learn Addition - Basic and Advanced" prMac 1/18
  • "i-Free Innovations is Releasing I Am Vegend: Zombiegeddon" prMac 1/18
  • "Annoy Your Friends, Attack Your Enemies: Sonic Attack for iPhone, iPad" prMac 1/18
  • "LaCie's Latest USB, NAS and Thunderbolt Hard Drives Impress With Unique Designs" ResExcellence 1/18
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft blazes trail to next PC: With its serious processor, and its guts-behind-the-glass design, Microsoft's Surface Pro may well be the template for the new PC. And device makers should pay attention." CNET Reviews 3:53 PM
  • "Microsoft to raise Windows 8 upgrade prices by 5X: When discount ends in less than two weeks, Windows 8 Pro upgrade jumps to $200" Computerworld 8:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Jacks Up Windows 8 Upgrade Prices: On the heels of 'good momentum with Windows 8,' Microsoft will start charging much higher upgrade prices effective Feb. 1." InformationWeek 8:54 AM
  • "Windows 8 Upgrades Will Get More Expensive in February" Tom's Hardware 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft goes its own way with Web audio/video spec, despite W3C rebuff" Ars Technica 8:10 PM
  • "HP: Windows 8 Was Clearly 'A Slower Start Than Many People Expected'" Business Insider 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft hires designer who presented bold revamp of the company's brand" The Verge 9:18 PM
  • "Labor group asks Hewlett-Packard to replace auditor E&Y" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 8:53 AM
  • "Intel's Aggressive 2013 Spending Plans Spook Investors" [Paid Membership Required] 7:52 AM
  • "In spite of Reduced Earnings, Intel Played Above Expectations" French Tribune 8:53 AM
  • "A Glance At Intel's CFO Commentary And 2013 Outlook" Seeking Alpha 10:02 AM
  • "How to Give Dell's Shareholders a Fair Deal" Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:52 AM
  • "Google ranked best company to work for, again" Crave @ CNET 8:00 AM
  • "Google Glass will have a laser keyboard, patent suggests" Crave @ CNET 8:00 AM
  • "Office 2013 now available for some home users: Office 2013 is still a few weeks away from release, but Microsoft has made it available to certain customers as part of its Home Use Program (HUP), a scheme it uses to sell cheap software to folks whose employers have a Software Assurance deal." The Register 1/18
  • "Microsoft anti-virus scores low on 'protection'" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 1/18
  • "Microsoft fights back on antivirus certification fail, claims malware tests aren't realistic" ZDNet 1/18
  • "Bing beefs up Facebook content in search results: Microsoft says its search engine will incorporate five-times as much Facebook content in results" Techworld 1/18
  • "Windows RT's Achilles' heel: Cloud connections" ZDNet 1/18
  • "Microsoft inches closer to delivering Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7" ZDNet 1/18
  • "Potential Winners in a Dell Buyout" Barron's 1/18
  • "HP's Converged Cloud chief to leave company" ZDNet 1/18
  • "HP pushes business benefits of converged infrastructure" V3 1/18
  • "Lenovo offers Chrome OS ThinkPad for well-heeled schools" The Register 1/18
  • "Intel Girds for Third Quarterly Sales Decline on PCs Slump" Bloomberg 1/18
  • "Intel's PC business hammered as shift to mobile intesifies" V3 1/18
  • "Inside Intel Earnings" [Video Report] CNBC 1/18
  • "Intel: Everything is absolutely fab-u-lous, particularly in servers" The Register 1/18
  • "Intel's spending plan raises more worries: Slowing prospects in PC market slump keeps investors at bay" MarketWatch 1/18
  • "Intel Investors Feeling Leery On Projected Huge Spike In Cap Ex" Forbes 1/18
  • "Cisco takes stake in virtualiser Parallels" The Register 1/18
  • "Cisco Takes Stake In VMware Competitor" CRN 1/18
  • "Cisco confirms firmware flaw in only Linksys WRT54GL router: Security vendor DefenseCode had previously said that the flaw could be in multiple Linksys models" Techworld 1/18
  • "Darpa invests $194m in low-power microelectronics" V3 1/18
  • "If You Can't Disable Java, What Can You Do?" PC Magazine 1/18
  • "Java Security Warnings: Cut Through The Confusion" InformationWeek 1/18
  • "Why the Java threat rang every alarm: The latest Java zero-day hole ascended to the level of a national security threat. Has the tipping point for Java finally come?" InfoWorld 1/18
  • "Save our Internet before we go off the digital cliff: Broadband and cellular carriers are threatening the viability of the digital services Silicon Valley keeps inventing" InfoWorld 1/18
  • "Plan Would Put a Bank in Every Browser: An open payments system built into Web standards could transform online life, if the proposal takes off." Technology Review 1/18
  • "Imprint litho firm claims 450-mm first" EE Times 1/18
  • "Asia-Pacific PC shipments fall for first time in 2012" Reuters 1/18
  • "APAC PC market shrinks in 2012" ZDNet 1/18
  • "What PC Makers Must Do Now: PC makers, licking their wounds after a poor start to the Windows 8 era and still under siege from tablets and smartphones, must re-tool for the new normal." InformationWeek 1/18
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "1 Thing to Listen For in Apple Earnings Next Week" The Motley Fool 9:19 PM
  • "Ahead of Apple Earnings, Are There Guidance Clues?" The Motley Fool 8:57 PM
  • "Why did Apple close at exactly $500 today?" Quartz 7:36 AM
  • "Apple's 'black ice' predicted to 'thaw' by summer, pushing stock back toward $700" AppleInsider 1/18
  • "'Stay Away From Apple': Pete Najarian" CNBC 1/18
  • "Templeton Cuts Apple Holdings on Emerging-Markets Phone Strategy" Bloomberg 1/18
  • "Apple Board Member Al Gore Exercises Stock Options Worth $29M" The Mac Observer 1/18
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Intel keeps tech stocks down; RIM jumps/Chip sector sell-off deepens while Netflix, Amazon gain ground" MarketWatch 1/18
  • "U.S. stocks gain for third consecutive week: Morgan Stanley shares rally after earnings top estimates" MarketWatch 1/18
  • "Dow Average Rises to 5-Year High Amid Debt-Ceiling Talks" Bloomberg 1/18
  • "Wall Street Ticks Lower as Intel Tumbles" FOXBusiness 1/18
  • "Dow, S&P 500 close at 5-year highs" CNNMoney 1/18
  • "Stocks Mixed, But S&P 500 Hits Five-Year High" TheStreet 1/18
  • "Dow, S&P Close at 5-Year Highs; Vix Plunges Near 12" CNBC 1/18
  • "Blue Chips Finish Strong" [Paid Membership Required] 1/18
  • "Stocks: Investors step back" CNNMoney 1/18
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks rise amid strong China data, weak yen" MarketWatch 1/18
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks strain for gains; Rio Tinto leads/Bayer, Daimler shares check Frankfurt; Renault helps lift Paris" MarketWatch 1/18
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1/18
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 1/18

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