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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, January 20, 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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  • "iPhone Low-cost Numbers: For years, Apple's been told its products were too expensive – and prospered mightily. Today, many suggest Apple should launch a low-cost iPhone. Will history repeat itself, or have the rules of the Smartphone Wars changed in ways that will force Apple to alter its strategy?"  Monday Note 1:15 PM
  • "How Apple can get its mojo back"  BetaNews 5:00 PM
  • "Apple sales risk signs of slowdown: Apple Inc. may well post a record-breaking quarter this week, but for many investors, that may not be enough." The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 6:55 PM
  • "The Most Profitable American Companies" ["Apple, the high tech supplier of the Mac, iPhone, iPod, and iPad, is poised to generate $46 billion in profit this year, a 10% increase over last year's total, on sales of $191 billion, up 23% over 2012. Many in the financial media, a lot of bloggers, and some analysts and investors are now betting against the company. The naysayers claim that Apple cannot simply maintain its torrid growth and high margins for much longer and its valuation is way too high."] The Motley Fool 7:08 AM
  • "4.8-inch iPhone 'Math' reports don't add up" 9 to 5 Mac 9:36 PM
  • "Suppliers: Apple to Announce iPhone 5S and iPhone Math by End of June" BrightWire 9:34 PM
  • "Apple, Google chiefs face grilling on 'no-poaching'" AFP 4:58 PM
  • "Al Gore in line for $30m Apple windfall: Al Gore, the former US vice president, is in line for a $30m (£19m) windfall after triggering an Apple share package awarded to him by Steve Jobs a decade ago." Telegraph 7:27 AM
  • "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 1/19
  • "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 1/19
  • "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 1/19
  • "Analysis: Apple earnings need to overcome technical malaise"  Reuters 1/19
  • "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 1/19
  • "Is Apple Losing Its Brand Equity?" Forbes 1/19
  • "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 1/19
  • "How Apple used its money and muscle to kill an iTunes competitor" ZDNet 1/19
  • "Q&A: Is Java safe to use?" USA Today 4:33 PM
  • "Apple Adds Windows 8 To iCloud Required Operating Systems On PC" AppleBitch 1/19
  • "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
  • "Napkin Is An Essential Mac App For Editing And Annotating Images [Review] Cult of Mac 5:33 PM
  • "GarageBand 101: Using Magic GarageBand to create a jam-along band" GigaOM 1/19
  • "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
  • "Wargame: European Escalation comes to OS X" AppleTell 2:46 PM
  • "Firefox for Mac: v18.0.1, Firebox 19 B1, SeaMonkey 2.1.5 Now Available" FairerPlatform 1/19
  • "Huge Selection of Jumsoft's Products in the New Toolbox for Keynote" prMac 1/19
  • "Disc Golf 3D Released Through Mac App Store" prMac 1/19
  • "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
  • "LG Electronics returns to 2nd place in U.S. handset market" Yonhap 9:16 PM
  • "LG snatches second place from Apple in US handset market following December sales: Report" The Next Web 9:16 PM
  • "Apple Introduces Installment Payment Plan for China Consumers" M.I.C. Gadget 7:19 AM
  • "Hitting the Mute Switch on Europe's Music Retailers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:10 AM
  • "My Son's iPhone Pinewood Derby Car!" Wired 8:09 AM
  • "Apple No Longer Considered 'Cool' to Next-Gen Smartphone Adopters" Brighthand 1/19
  • "A trip down memory lane: The Apple Lisa and Apple IIe turn 30" Ars Technica 1/19
  • "Mousetrap: Four next-gen controllers that will kill the mouse as we know it" Digital Trends 1/19
  • "Steve Jobs' house burglar gets 7-year sentence" iDownload Blog 1/19
  • "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
  • "New Samsung Ad Bashes iPhone and BlackBerry [Video] iClarified 6:55 PM
  • "LG Optimus G sales hit 1 million worldwide" Engadget 7:27 AM
  • "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 1/19
  • "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 1/19
  • "Metamaterial camera needs no lens, could herald cheaper imaging tech" Engadget 1/19
  • "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
  • "iMore show. Tonight. 5pm PT. 8pm ET. Be here." iMore 6:55 PM
  • "Temple Run 2 interview: We speak to Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios, about their smartphone gaming phenomenon Temple Run and its successor." Telegraph 7:14 AM
  • "Building Mega: Ars' pre-launch interview with Kim Dotcom" Ars Technica 1/19
  • "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 Reportedly Reduces iPhone 5 LCD Panel Orders From Sharp" TechCrunch 9:14 PM
  • "Iphone Hackers Hint At Progress Towards iOS 6 Jailbreak" IDG News Service 9:23 PM
  • "Apple looks to trademark iPad likeness in China" AppleInsider 7:19 AM
  • "Apple files for new iPad trademark in China" iDownload Blog 8:07 AM
  • "2013 Looks Like A Banner Year For TSMC But Threats Are On The Horizon" Forbes 7:23 AM
  • "Apple may Waterproof Future iDevices with Nano-Coating" Patently Apple 1/19
  • "iPad Display Supplier Sharp Cuts Production Numbers" PadGadget 1/19
  • "Chipmaker TSMC drops hints of Apple processor deal" MacNN 1/19
  • "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 1/19
  • "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 1/19
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Best Buy taking $50 off every iPhone 5 and 4S, 16GB iPhone 5 starting at just $150" 9 to 5 Mac 10:34 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 12 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7:23 AM
  • "Tesla's Electric Mist For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1/19
  • "Rail Rush For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1/19
  • "Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey HD (Premium) For iPad Is Free Today (Was $4.99)" Apple Sliced 1/19
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 14 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 1/19
  • "Refurbished Mac: Mac mini, $469; MBP, $725; MBA, $849" FairerPlatform 1/19
  • "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

  • "Your Mac Life On-the-Fly Review of the Libratone Zipp" Your Mac Life 6:47 AM
  • "EDGE.sound Bluetooth Speaker Review" iSource 1/19
  • "Review: Mophie Powerstation Duo charger, a must have for mobile iOS device users" 9 to 5 Mac 1/19
  • "WaterField Designs CitySlicker iPad mini case review" The Gadgeteer 1/19
  • "Master Your Mac book review" AppleTell 1/19
  • "First Impressions: the TECK Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboard" AnandTech 1/19
  • "Top 4 stands for the iPad: Keep your iPad in one place when watching films or using it" Macworld UK 1/19
  • "Top 4 cases for the iPad: Stylish ways to keep your iPad safe" Macworld UK 1/19
  • "Top 4 cases for the iPhone 5: Stylish ways to keep your iPhone safe" Macworld UK 1/19
  • "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
  • "XVision Releases DataMan Next, The Successor To Their iPhone Data Monitoring App" App Advice 9:04 PM
  • "Top online diary apps: Jenneth Orantia reviews the best apps for keeping an online diary or journal." Melbourne Age 5:00 PM
  • "Best apps for introducing toddlers to digital play" USA Today 4:34 PM
  • "Joe Danger Touch for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch review" AppleTell 7:20 AM
  • "Popular Mobile Twitter App TweetCaster Gets A Web Interface [Review] AddictiveTips 1/19
  • "Bump update allows for swapping Dropbox files" iDownload Blog 1/19
  • "Joe Danger; Alpha Squadron – review: Apple iOS, Hello Games, £1.99; Android, Martian Monkey, £1.85" The Guardian 1/19
  • "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 Change Photo Album Names in iOS" OS X Daily 5:33 PM
  • "How to setup Google Gmail on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad" iMore 1:14 PM
  • "How to create 'blank' icons on the Home screen without jailbreaking" iDownload Blog 1/19
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will Soon be Friday" eXtensions 7:58 PM
  • "Will Apple Dump Skeuomorphics In iOS?"  Forbes 1:14 PM
  • "Pandora finally turns a profit, may prompt Apple iTunes to enter music subscription market" Stabley Times 1/19
  • "I know Apple, Apple is a friend of mine. Lenovo, you're no Apple" Gravitational Pull 1/19
  • "Amazon finds loophole around Apple's walled garden" Neowin 1/19
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Running the gamut" Macworld 1/19
  • "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
  • "Why TV everywhere will kill what's best about TV" GigaOM 7:59 PM
  • "Switched On: Compromising positions/Windows powers tablets and PCs. It supports desktop and 'Windows 8-style' apps using touch and keyboard / mouse and can run on x86 and ARM CPUs. You can even get it on hardware from Microsoft and third parties. Microsoft refers to this as creating a 'no-compromise' operating system." Engadget 4:49 PM
  • "The Inside Story Of How Facebook Got Its First 500 Million Users" Business Insider 8:42 AM
  • "How To Ditch Your Cable Internet Provider Forever" Gizmodo 1/19
  • "Kim Dotcom's New MEGA Encrypted Cloud Storage: See No Evil, Store No Evil" Forbes 1/19
  • "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
  • "Tim Cook admits doping scheme on Oprah" Scoopertino 1:15 PM
  • "FoxTrot Comic Strip" GoComics 10:34 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Can You Guess The Movie Just By Looking At Its Minimalist Poster?" App Advice 7:27 AM
  • "'DataMan Next' – Track Your iPhone's Monthly Data Usage In Style" RazorianFly 7:27 AM
  • "Wallpaper Weekends: Bring Star Wars Fan Art To Your Mini" MacTrast 7:23 AM
  • "You Can Now 'Steal' Colors On Your iPad As Color Thief Has Gone Universal" App Advice 7:20 AM
  • "Mobile Phone Call App to Be Released in North America" prMac 9:30 AM
  • "Digital Infoware Makes A Mark In iPad Application Development" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Pro Version of Popular Logo Game Hits Apple App Store" prMac 7:16 AM
  • "AppStars Studio Announced Launch of Kids Crossword On Apple Store" prMac 7:16 AM
  • "There Is Now A Socially Acceptable Way To Call Someone Ugly Or Attractive, And It's Sweeping College Campuses" Business Insider 7:15 AM
  • "Give your photos a little extra pop of color with Gelo" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 1/19
  • "Playdek games for iOS on sale this weekend" AppleTell 1/19
  • "Minimalist Case Leaves Your iPhone 5 Nearly Naked" Mashable 1/19
  • "Huge paleo food database update, all CrossFit named WOD's and more" prMac 1/19
  • "To Bee or not to Bear? - iOS game for all the family" prMac 1/19
  • "Tap Frame Makes Photo Collages Simple and Memorable" prMac 1/19
  • "Sprightly FreeCell - A New Solitaire Game for iPad" prMac 1/19
  • "See any Tattoo on yourself with TattooFX on iOS and Android" prMac 1/19
  • "Nuclear Nova Software Announces Disc Golf 3D for iPhone, iPad and iPod" prMac 1/19
  • "New Exciting Hidden Objects Game For iPad" prMac 1/19
  • "iOS Game Office Ninja just released on iTunes" prMac 1/19
  • "Beetles. Stop them!" prMac 1/19
  • "Opera shows off new WebKit-based 'Ice' mobile browser" The Verge 1/19
  • "Is Opera Ice The Coolest Mobile Web Browser Ever?" App Advice 1/19
  • "Opera is working on 'Ice', a new mobile browser for iPhone, iPad and Android" iMore 1/19
  • "Opera Unveils New 'Ice' WebKit-Based Browser for iOS and Android" iClarified 1/19
  • "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
  • "Evidence of Google Winning The Generational Shift Over Microsoft" Feld Thoughts 4:53 PM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro to Set the Standard for Windows 8 Tablets, Coming in Weeks" HotHardware 4:53 PM
  • "Microsoft hikes up price of Windows 8 by 500%" Crave @ CNET 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft hires designer who suggested whole new look" Crave @ CNET 7:24 AM
  • "Sell Microsoft NOW! Game Over - Ballmer Loses" Forbes 2:46 PM
  • "IBM Shares Near An Inflection Point Ahead Of Q4 2012 Earnings And Guidance" Seeking Alpha 7:26 AM
  • "IBM Shares Near An Inflection Point Ahead Of Q4 2012 Earnings And Guidance" Seeking Alpha 1:15 PM
  • "Dell Said to Hire Evercore to Seek Higher Bids After Buyout" Bloomberg 9:14 PM
  • "5 PC industry omens hidden in Intel's financial statements" PCWorld 4:56 PM
  • "Intel estimates capital spending of $13 billion" French Tribune 4:59 PM
  • "Intel hopes to boost Stephen Hawking's speech to ten words per minute" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Intel working to help Steven Hawking reach ten words per minute" TechRadar UK 4:56 PM
  • "Google's Eric Schmidt calls for an open Internet as he lifts the lid on his visit to North Korea" The Next Web 7:07 AM
  • "Google's Eric Schmidt Opens Up About North Korea Trip" PC Magazine 5:34 PM
  • "Google's Schmidt pushes Internet during visit to North Korea" PCWorld 1:14 PM
  • "Google Chairman Addresses The State Of North Korean Technology, Internet Policy" BGR 9:25 AM
  • "Eric Schmidt's daughter reports on creepy North Korea trip, says the country is like 'The Truman Show'" The Verge 4:32 PM
  • "Eric Schmidt's Daughter Describes Their Recent Trip To North Korea" Business Insider 4:33 PM
  • "Ericsson-Samsung situation puts fundamental flaw of FTC-Google deal on display" Foss Patents 7:21 AM
  • "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 1/19
  • "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 1/19
  • "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 1/19
  • "Windows 8 Upgrades Will Get More Expensive in February" Tom's Hardware 1/19
  • "Microsoft goes its own way with Web audio/video spec, despite W3C rebuff" Ars Technica 1/19
  • "HP: Windows 8 Was Clearly 'A Slower Start Than Many People Expected'" Business Insider 1/19
  • "Microsoft hires designer who presented bold revamp of the company's brand" The Verge 1/19
  • "Labor group asks Hewlett-Packard to replace auditor E&Y" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 1/19
  • "Intel's Aggressive 2013 Spending Plans Spook Investors" [Paid Membership Required] 1/19
  • "In spite of Reduced Earnings, Intel Played Above Expectations" French Tribune 1/19
  • "A Glance At Intel's CFO Commentary And 2013 Outlook" Seeking Alpha 1/19
  • "How to Give Dell's Shareholders a Fair Deal" Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1/19
  • "Google ranked best company to work for, again" Crave @ CNET 1/19
  • "Google Glass will have a laser keyboard, patent suggests" Crave @ CNET 1/19
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "1 Thing to Listen For in Apple Earnings Next Week" The Motley Fool 1/19
  • "Ahead of Apple Earnings, Are There Guidance Clues?" The Motley Fool 1/19
  • "Why did Apple close at exactly $500 today?" Quartz 1/19
  • "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
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks choppy but Japan slides/Asian stocks traded mostly lower in a choppy session Monday, with Japanese shares sliding back from last week's multi-year peaks ahead of a two-day meeting at the Bank of Japan." MarketWatch 9:14 PM
  • "Market's geared up for Apple, Google results" MarketWatch 7:07 AM
  • "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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