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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, January 31, 2013
 

 

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Weekend Highlights: Interesting article from Jeff Sommer at New York Times looks at the impact iPhone has on the US economy, citing JP Morgan economist who believes Apple's phone contributes "[1/4] to [1/3] of a percentage point to the annualized growth rate of the [GDP]"; with iTunes seeing drop in music sales, will Apple's Beats acquisition and integration be the thing that resuscitates the platform?; Barron's looks at Apple Pay and Apple's locking in of Mastercard and Visa; CVS joins Rite Aid in rejecting Apple Pay; Mashable says new iMac Retina screen so good it could stop traffic; China's official news agency, Xinhuanet, interviews Tim Cook who tells of China's importance to Apple, and that "Apple wants everything it develops to enter China market" — more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Apple Pay continues to be in the news as the service gets off the ground to a few glitches, Jan Dawson examines the service as it stands today, and where it is heading; Benzinga looks into whether Apple Pay is safe or not; Macworld has a primer on what to do if you experienced a post-Yosemite install disaster; The Mac Observer explains "handing off calls to your iPhone"; a couple features from Macworld on iTunes 12; more Yosemite system prefs reviewed at eXtensions, Mission Control and Displays; Kraig Becker thinks Apple's productivity suite "should replace Microsoft Office for Mac users"; apparently knock-offs in China responsible for spam deluge impacting iMessage; Sprint ups the ante with a new plan to rent iPhone and upgrade every year; iPhone 6 Plus seeing app crashing issue?; Six Colors reviews the new Retina iMac, and Kirk McElhearn has one word on his first impressions: "Wow!"

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "The Looming Living Room Wars: Apple's Quiet Threat to Console Gaming"  Techland 7:45 PM
  • "Let's All Calm Down And Get Some Perspective On Apple"  Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "Four Events to Change Apple's Course: Apple needs to turn investor sentiment by taking one of the four following actions. All are within Apple's reach and could change Apple's current course on a dime. Investors stay tuned."  Forbes 6:52 AM
  • "Apple Could Top HP in IT Relevance"  Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 4:05 PM
  • "Apple Inc: a tale of two universes"  memeburn 8:45 AM
  • "Apple loses a U.S. appeals bid in Samsung patent fight: A U.S. appeals court on Thursday rejected Apple Inc's request to revive its bid for a sales ban on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone, dashing the iPhone maker's attempt to recover crucial leverage in the global patent wars."  Reuters 3:53 PM
  • "Why Apple Is the Only Domestic Tech Giant That Can Succeed In China"  The Motley Fool 7:44 PM
  • "China Mobile Gains The Upper Hand In Apple Talks" Forbes 4:26 PM
  • "There's More Behind Apple's Blithe iPad Release Than Meets the Eye: Apple is not one of those companies that churns out a handful of press releases every week. Its press announcements are few and far between: and they're typically adjuncts to the big smash events the company holds to dramatically unveil its latest wonder. So why did Apple just issue two press releases about incremental product updates? Who is Apple talking to, and what is it trying to say?"  MacNewsWorld 4:21 PM
  • "Is Apple Finally Going To Announce The Apple TV In 2013" Forbes 10:58 AM
  • "Apple patents 'valid', fame 'diluted', trial was 'fair' states judge: Complete run down of Judge's ruling in Apple v Samsung case" Macworld UK 8:52 AM
  • "Apple will Open Supply Chain Management Center in Shanghai, not R&D Facilities" M.I.C. Gadget 9:24 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple again blocks latest version of Java through OS X anti-malware system" AppleInsider 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Once Again Blocks Java 7 Web Plug-in" MacRumors 9:26 AM
  • "XProtect update blocks unpatched Java versions in OS X" MacFixIt 4:17 PM
  • "For second time in a month, Apple blacklists Java Web plugin: Even Oracle's 'high' security mode can't mitigate latest exploits." Ars Technica 12:16 PM
  • "Apple blocks Java on Macs due to vulnerabilities" USA Today 8:27 PM
  • "'Silent but deadly' Java security update breaks legacy apps - dev: An application developer reports that the latest Java 7 update 'silently' deletes Java 6, breaking applications in the process." The Register 10:59 AM
  • "Java Woes Continue: Apple Blocks Plugin Again" Intego 4:17 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Popular security utilities for OS X put to the test: A new and concise round of testing for some common Mac security software shows significant performance differences among them." CNET Reviews 5:04 PM
  • "Airmail: OS X Gmail Client With Dropbox Support, Easy Filtering & A Great UI [Review] AddictiveTips 10:58 AM
  • "Pitting Parallels Desktop 8 Against VMware Fusion 5" The Mac Observer 3:50 PM
  • "Mac 101: dealing with iCloud email spam" TUAW 11:09 AM
  • "Master The Option Key In OS X Safari [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:48 AM
  • "Take a Photo with FaceTime Camera After a Task Finishes in OS X Command Line" OS X Daily 4:17 PM
  • "Stop iPhoto from Launching When iPhone is Connected" OS X Daily 8:55 AM
  • "4 Ways This $2 Database App Is The Personal Database That Every Mac User Needs" Mac 360 6:48 AM
  • "I've been working on the Railroads! all the live-long day" AppleDailyReport 8:39 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Apple's Core Rot: There's a rot at the core of Apple's OS X, says Lloyd Chambers of the MPG blog." Rixstep 6:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "Wunderlist for Mac Gets Email Sharing, Print, Contextual Menus" iClarified 4:18 PM
  • "Print Selection for OS X - Saves Ink, Paper, and Time" prMac 7:00 AM
  • "Reduce PDF File Size with Newly Released PDF Compressor for Mac" prMac 7:00 AM
  • "123 Kids Fun Peekaboo - New App for Kids on the Mac App Store" prMac 6:59 AM
  • "Parallels brings Macs into System Center fold" iTWire 6:46 AM
  • "Chronos Announces Business Card Shop 4.5" Chronos 6:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "NPD: iTunes now leading digital-video renter, seller" Electronista 7:35 PM
  • "NPD: iTunes dominates digital movies as physical media dies a slow death" iDownload Blog 7:37 PM
  • "Apple TV Said to Start Carrying HBO App Later This Year" Bloomberg 7:28 PM
  • "HBO Go Is Coming to Apple TV. Why Isn't Everything Coming to Apple TV?" AllThingsD 7:40 PM
  • "Apple TV could begin carrying the HBO Go app by mid-2013, based on reported talks with Time Warner" The Next Web 7:28 PM
  • "Apple TV to Get HBO Shows Later This Year?" iClarified 7:33 PM
  • "Apple in Talks to Bring HBO Go to the Apple TV" MacRumors 7:37 PM
  • "'Useful Idiot' Google Tops Apple in Creativity" Bloomberg 7:28 PM
  • "Tablet Shipments Soar to Record Levels During Strong Holiday Quarter, According to IDC"  IDC 8:00 AM
  • "Tablet Shipments Soar to Record Levels During Strong Holiday Quarter, According to IDC" Business Wire 4:02 PM
  • "IDC: Apple's iPad dropped to 43.6% tablet share in Q4, Samsung took second with 15.1%, Amazon third with 11.5%"  The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "iPad still top tablet but keeps shedding market share: Apple dominated the global tablet market last quarter, though its share dipped below 50 percent from a year ago, IDC said today." CNET News 8:00 AM
  • "Even as the iPad grows, Apple loses ground" GigaOM 11:03 AM
  • "Apple Enjoys 22.9 Million iPad Unit Sales And 48.1% Shipment Growth Year-over-year In Calendar Q4/12 But Still Loses Market Share – IDC" MacPrices 12:16 PM
  • "'A Race Of Two Horses And Two Ponies.' 1.4B Smartphones In Use By 2013; Only 45M Windows Phone, 20M BB10 Devices With Android, iOS Dominating" TechCrunch 9:54 AM
  • "Tablet shipments surged 75% last quarter. Apple's iPad still dominant, but less so" Fortune 8:00 AM
  • "Apple, Samsung led tablet market in Q4, Microsoft lags: Microsoft didn't make it into top five vendors with Surface tablet, IDC said" IDG News Service 6:56 AM
  • "Apple loses 8.1 percent of tablet industry marketshare" Electronista 9:25 AM
  • "Duopoly: 98% of Q4 smartphone shipments in China were powered by Android or iOS, at 86% and 12% respectively" The Next Web 4:02 PM
  • "Valve Founder: We Must Establish Steam Box Before Apple Takes Over The Living Room" Cult of Mac 9:37 AM
  • "iPhone users are happier and more loyal than Android owners (Infographic)" VentureBeat 8:47 AM
  • "iPhone users have highest phone bills, majority pay over $100 a month" Digital Trends 8:14 AM
  • "What to look for at Macworld/iWorld" Macworld 8:56 AM
  • "IOS Gaming Apps Earned 3.5 Times More Revenue Than Android Gaming Apps in Q4" DailyTech 11:39 AM
  • "Apple's Automotive Invasion Continues as Honda Embraces Siri" Wired 3:56 PM
  • "Lenovo Urges Telecoms to Drastically Cut iPhone Subsidies" Patently Apple 7:31 PM
  • "Actor Josh Gad took programming courses to be Woz" CNET News 12:07 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' Vision of Software Meets the Internet of Things" [Slideshow] Forbes 7:58 AM
  • "Live: Steve Jobs (as played by Ashton Kutcher) at Macworld" Fortune 3:57 PM
  • "jOBS actors address criticism from Woz" Ars Technica 4:18 PM
  • "Ashton Kutcher & Josh Gad Talk About Jobs & Woz at Macworld" The Mac Observer 3:49 PM
  • "Ashton Kutcher on Steve Jobs movie, tech, and fruitarian diets" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Ashton Kutcher: I Try To Emulate Steve Jobs' Work In My Angel Investments [Macworld 2013] Cult of Mac 12:07 PM
  • "Will.i.am Recruited Steve Jobs' Wife To Help Him Get Kids From His Neighborhood Into College [Macworld 2013] Cult of Mac 4:19 PM
  • "Talking Your Tech | Mike Huckabee" [Video Report: Huckabee talks his switch to Mac and more] USA Today 8:26 PM
  • "Tumblr avoids porn label and adds mature rating to iOS app" CNET News 6:56 AM
  • "Vintage Mac is beautiful in LEGO" TUAW 7:33 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Motorola Job Posting All-But Confirms Existence Of 'X Phone' And Tablet [Image] Redmond Pie 7:37 PM
  • "Epson Reports Q3 2012 Numbers: More Losses to Come" eXtensions 6:45 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Macworld – CrazyTalk7 Lets You Create Your Own Animated Talking Characters" MacVoicesTV 8:26 PM
  • "Interview: Macworld/iWorld GM Paul Kent on the event's evolution post-Apple" AppleInsider 4:21 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple confirms it will cease shipping Mac Pro in Europe on 1 March - Macworld Exclusive: Apple has to retire the Mac Pro in Europe as it no longer complies with safety regulations, 'pro product coming later this year'" Macworld UK 1:58 PM
  • "Apple to discontinue Mac Pro in Europe in March over new product certification standards" 9 to 5 Mac 11:07 AM
  • "Mac Pro sales to stop March 1 in EU countries" Macworld 4:11 PM
  • "Apple to stop European shipments of Mac Pro on March 1?" The Register 4:03 PM
  • "No more Mac Pros in Europe until new USA-based Mac Pro comes later this year" Architosh 7:26 PM
  • "Maya-Systems Inc. sells user interface patents to Apple Inc." CNW Telbec 4:17 PM
  • "Apple Acquires 18 'Axis-Based User Interface' Patents from Maya-Systems" MacRumors 4:16 PM
  • "Adoption Rate For iOS 6.1 May Be Fastest Yet For Apple's Mobile Operating System" App Advice 8:13 AM
  • "iOS 6.1 Hits 22% Adoption Rate in Just 36 Hours" MacTrast 10:40 AM
  • "After one day, iOS 6.1 is already installed on 22% of iPads and iPhones. After three months, Android 4.2 is only installed on 1% of Android devices." Stabley Times 7:29 PM
  • "Fusion-io nosedives as Facebook, Apple finish scoffing flash and chips" The Register 6:53 AM
  • "Apple job posting fuels 'plastic low-cost iPhone' rumors" MacNN 8:40 AM
  • "Next-generation 9.7-inch iPad to use G/F2 touch screen structure" DigiTimes 4:01 PM
  • "Winocm developing iOS 6.X to iOS 5.1.1 downgrade, includes A5+ devices" iDownload Blog 4:01 PM
  • "Hackers unveil latest Apple iOS 6 jailbreak website" IDG News Service 8:46 AM
  • "Forthcoming jailbreak for iOS 6.x gets name, website" MacNN 8:40 AM
  • "The evasi0n jailbreak progresses further – Windows app and Mac app completed" iDownload Blog 8:48 AM
  • "iOS 6.1 Evasi0n Jailbreak Software Is Ready For Mac And Windows" AppleBitch 8:39 AM
  • "iOS 6.1 Jailbreak Release 'Coming Soon" Tapscape 9:54 AM
  • "Got MacBook Battery Issues? Make Sure You Get the Firmware Updates" Apple Gazette 8:52 AM
  • "White MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Firmware Updates Ship" FairerPlatform 6:49 AM
  • "SMC Firmware Updates for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air" TidBITS 4:17 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Reveals New Machinery for Creating Liquidmetal Forms" Patently Apple 3:49 PM
  • "Apple Reveals Cool Depth Perception System with a Unique Laser Projection Keyboard Feature for iDevices" Patently Apple 6:55 AM
  • "Apple's laser-powered 'depth perception' system can be used for virtual keyboard, camera autofocus" AppleInsider 8:39 AM
  • "Apple patent is for depth perception device and system" AppleDailyReport 9:03 AM
  • "Forget digital wallet. Apple wants to turn YOU into an ATM via ad-hoc cash dispensing network" Unwired View 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Patents Crowdsourced, Peer-To-Peer Mobile Banking That Could Use iTunes To Provide Cash On Demand" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Apple files patent for ad-hoc cash dispensing network" AppleDailyReport 8:49 AM
  • "Apple Wants You To Dispense Cash: Apple's filed a patent application to coordinate the physical transfer of cash between two individuals." InformationWeek 9:22 PM
  • "Apple invention automatically adjusts A/V settings based on user positioning and environment" AppleInsider 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Reveals Enhanced Audio System for Their Future HDTV" Patently Apple 8:59 AM
  • "Apple working on ways to improve audio on the Mac — and perhaps an iTV" AppleDailyReport 8:59 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Backbreaker 2: Vengeance For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:38 AM
  • "Mutant Mudds For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:38 AM
  • "Knockball For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:38 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:56 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:56 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:56 AM
  • "Refurbished Mac: 21-inch iMac $979; Mac mini, $469" FairerPlatform 3:50 PM
  • "The Adobe CS6 Training Bundle Is A Master Class In Creativity [Deals] Cult of Mac 9:37 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 16 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:51 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "This Gadget Can Charge a MacBook and iPad Anywhere on the Planet" Mashable 4:02 PM
  • "Matrox DS1 review: The Matrox DS1 is the world's first proper Thunderbolt dock, a box for distributing a range of ports from a single Thunderbolt interface." PC Advisor 10:55 AM
  • "JBL Jembe Desktop Speaker review: Smart speakers to liven up any workday afternoon" Macworld UK 8:49 AM
  • "Sphero remote-control toy for iPhone review" Macworld UK 8:48 AM
  • "Gear4 Xorb review: Speaker (with optional wireless) for iPhone, iPad or other audio source" Macworld UK 8:48 AM
  • "Edifier Esiena BT review: Updated speaker system that combines a dock connector with Bluetooth wireless" Macworld UK 8:48 AM
  • "Just Mobile HeadStand headphone stand review: A minimalist, beautifully engineered rack for hanging your headphones on" Macworld UK 8:49 AM
  • "BlackBerry Z10 vs iPhone 5 tech specs: How the new BlackBerry Z10 technical specifications compare to the iPhone 5" Macworld UK 8:04 AM
  • "Libris Leather Case for iPad mini review: Keep your iPad mini safe with this leather imitation case" Macworld UK 10:57 AM
  • "Unu's Ecopak iPhone Battery Will Follow You Everywhere [Review] Cult of Mac 4:23 PM
  • "Review: SwitchEasy NUDE White Case for iPhone 5" ResExcellence 7:56 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Moves – Tracking Your Every Move Right On iPhone" Apple'n'Apps 9:17 PM
  • "'Pages+' adds customizable backgrounds to each Home screen page, boasts Barrel compatibility" iDownload Blog 4:01 PM
  • "Mobile Print App for Dell (for iPad)" PC Magazine 3:55 PM
  • "Dropbox and Photos: Two iOS Apps" Macdrifter 10:00 AM
  • "Plan Ahead With These Calendar and Scheduling Apps" Wired 6:55 AM
  • "Here's A Clever New Way To Share Your Mac's Clipboard Contents With Your iPhone Or iPad" Mac 360 6:49 AM
  • "Is That Calculator Too Complex? Try The Free iPhone Calculator That Uses Your Handwriting" Mac 360 6:49 AM
  • "'Pixel People' Review - A Brave New World of Timers and Clones" Touch Arcade 9:23 AM
  • "Rescue the Dingles from Danger in Dingle Dangle – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 8:51 AM
  • "Baseball Superstars 2013 Review" 148Apps 9:24 AM
  • "Jam For iPhone Review" 148Apps 3:52 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Change the Language of Apple Maps Labels" OS X Daily 7:36 PM
  • "How to sell an iPhone (without getting ripped off)" Digital Trends 4:19 PM
  • "How To: Create A Custom iPhone Ring Tone Without iTunes" 148Apps 3:52 PM
Tips
  • "Using a Bluetooth Keyboard with the Apple TV Tips" iLounge 4:21 PM
  • "Sharing iOS Calendars between family members" iLounge 4:19 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "The Fire Question: It's very simple. I have a Samsung Galaxy III, a BlackBerry Z10 , an iPhone 5, an HTC Windows 8x and an LG Nexus 4. More or less the smartest soldiers in the smartphone army. There's a fire in my flat/hotel-room/bordello/ski-chalet. I have only enough time to take ONE. Which do I choose? This is the question I have to ask myself."  The New Adventures of Mr Stephen Fry 9:16 PM
  • "New BlackBerry 10s: Cooler than iPhones?" [Video Report] USA Today 8:28 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review: The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 7:18 PM
  • "Awesome Samsung which is all about Apple without saying the word 'Apple" VentureBeat 4:35 PM
  • "A crazier prediction: iPhone Plus is real, and huge"  Marco Arment 4:26 PM
  • "Why is Apple gobbling up Maya's 18-axis UI patents?" 9 to 5 Mac 4:23 PM
  • "The rumor that won't die: Apple's perpetually pending video game console" Ars Technica 4:22 PM
  • "Is This Transparent iPad in Your Future?" Mashable 4:17 PM
  • "Is Apple app fatigue starting to show among developers? An online jobs site shows first-ever drop in gigs for iPad and iPhone developers."  CNET News 3:57 PM
  • "Maybe Apple Will Take A Breather When It Comes To iOS Device Release Dates" App Advice 11:03 AM
  • "How iPhones Help The Blind Navigate Their World" MacTrast 10:40 AM
  • "The 128GB Retina iPad Is The Desktop To The iPad Mini's Laptop [Opinion] Cult of Mac 10:37 AM
  • "How The New BlackBerry Can Get Back In The Game To Compete With Apple's iPhone" Mac 360 10:36 AM
  • "Why Tiger Woods and Apple Are Cursed" TheStreet 9:25 AM
  • "The Apple Rumormongers Demand an iPad Mini with Retina Display" The Atlantic Wire 9:23 AM
  • "Can BlackBerry beat Apple in the LTE services war?"  Computerworld 9:03 AM
  • "Apple TV Refresh Chip Clues Reinforce Retina iPad Mini Rumors For October" Forbes 8:55 AM
  • "Real Racing 3 - Design Breakthroughs and Challenges" 148Apps 8:52 AM
  • "apple, stop trolling me" mihir 8:43 AM
  • "Apple Will Need To Acquire A Baseband Vendor" Seeking Alpha 8:40 AM
  • "Top Apple Blogger John Gruber Explains Why Marissa Mayer And Tim Cook Need To Have A Meeting Now" Business Insider 8:11 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Microsoft Sold Less than 900,000 Surface Tablets Last Qtr" The Mac Observer 4:53 PM
  • "Internet copyright law has to have public support if it's going to work" The Guardian 4:17 PM
  • "Blackberry: The Charge of the Light Brigade" Tech.pinions 4:12 PM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "There Are No Viruses For Macs. But..." [cartoon] MacMost 8:54 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Crowd-funding collective TinyLightbulbs shows off its iOS products" TUAW 7:37 PM
  • "Macworld/iWorld 2013: Need a hand? iPad mounting options" AppleTell 7:33 PM
  • "10 Million Camera+ Copies Sold! (and a snark peek at Camera+ 4)" tap tap tap 5:10 PM
  • "1Password For Mac And iOS On Sale Now To Celebrate Macworld / iWorld" App Advice 4:04 PM
  • "OBJE Partner Novalon Games Becomes Official iOS Developer" Business Wire 4:02 PM
  • "Camo for the Quest: OtterBox Cases for iPhone & Galaxy S III in New Realtree Patterns" Business Wire 4:02 PM
  • "I, Robin Hood: Bowblade does archery the iOS way" CNET News 3:57 PM
  • "Today's Apps Gone Free: Penultimate, 3volution, XnRetro And More" App Advice 11:07 AM
  • "Temple Run 2 becomes fastest growing mobile game with 50M downloads in under 2 weeks" 9 to 5 Mac 10:57 AM
  • "Angry Birds Star Wars Gets 20 New Levels On Android & iOS" Cult of Android 10:57 AM
  • "This iPad Case With Keyboard Would Be Perfect For James Bond [Macworld 2013] Cult of Mac 10:37 AM
  • "Graphisoft forms Strategic Partnership with BIMobject" Architosh 9:57 AM
  • "TwelveSouth's New SurfacePad Case Will Protect Your iPhone Without Adding Bulk [Macworld 2013] Cult of Mac 9:38 AM
  • "Its Creators Think the PocoWool iPad Cover is Smarter than Apple's – Will Kickstarter Agree?" PadGadget 9:23 AM
  • "Alien vs Predator: EVOLUTION brings the war between species to iOS" AppleTell 8:55 AM
  • "Evernote's Penultimate handwriting app goes free, Hello gains business card scanning" iDownload Blog 8:53 AM
  • "Penultimate, The Hand-Writing iPad App Acquired Last Year By Evernote, Is Now Free" TechCrunch 8:53 AM
  • "Evernote intros Penultimate 4 for iPad, explores synced and searchable handwriting" Engadget 8:48 AM
  • "mentalKase Foam Case for iPhone Protects in Extreme Conditions" Mashable 8:15 AM
  • "Splashtop's Configurable Shortcuts & Gamepad feature lets tablet users create virtual controls and more" Engadget 9:23 AM
  • "'Splashtop 2' For iPad Gains Ability To Use Windows 8 Touch Gestures, Shortcuts, (More)" RazorianFly 8:15 AM
  • "'Minecraft – Pocket Edition' Updates With More Objects, Improved Controls" RazorianFly 8:15 AM
  • "This Dynamic E-Ink Keyboard Needs To Become a Real Thing" Gizmodo 8:10 AM
  • "Art App Best Of Michelangelo is Released For iOS" prMac 4:04 PM
  • "iWords! - much more usable than your vocabulary notebook" prMac 9:25 AM
  • "MacWorld Discounts for iOS Apps: iNutrients, Life inventory and Others" prMac 7:00 AM
  • "Mapping the USA with Roxy the Star 1.0 for iOS - All 50 States Animated" prMac 7:00 AM
  • "Eys-Apps introduces Chil'd B-Day 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:00 AM
  • "Scrapbook iPad Creativity Tool Celebrates Facebook Version" prMac 7:00 AM
  • "Patterns Match Basic 1.0 released for iPad - Pattern Recognition" prMac 7:00 AM
  • "Old School Launches on iTunes" prMac 7:00 AM
  • "My Baby Blog Lets Parents Capture their Baby's Precious Moments" prMac 7:00 AM
  • "Matchmaker Millie for iOS - Love is in the air" prMac 7:00 AM
  • "Listen to the Words of the Lord with the New Audio Bibles App" prMac 6:59 AM
  • "JixiPix Software Releases New Aquarella Watercolor Software for iOS" prMac 6:59 AM
  • "Innovative App: Little Lost Sheep - Combines Real-World And Digital Play" prMac 6:59 AM
  • "Daddy Takes a Business Trip: an Interactive Children's Book" prMac 6:59 AM
  • "ClipBook - BookMarker and Sentence Collector released for iOS" prMac 6:59 AM
  • "Charter Yachts 1.0 Free for iPad - Yacht Charter Listings + Reservations" prMac 6:59 AM
  • "Angry Space Mole - Asteroid Dodge" prMac 6:59 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro to see only 1 million units on launch" Electronista 6:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface sales well below shipments, says iSuppli: Microsoft's Surface RT sales weren't big, at least not initially, according to the market research firm." CNET News 6:49 AM
  • "Could Microsoft Office's enterprise dominance be challenged?" ITProPortal 7:35 AM
  • "Windows Phone 7.8 rollout begins" ITProPortal 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft to invest $348m to expand its Virginia data center in Mecklenburg County" The Next Web 7:36 AM
  • "Microsoft, Yahoo Among Open Source 'Rookies of the Year'" Wired Magazine 7:09 AM
  • "Michael Dell Keeps LBO Financing in the Family With MSD Capital" Bloomberg 7:20 AM
  • "Dell to expand operations, headcount in India: Global chief" The Pioneer 7:21 AM
  • "Exclusive: Huawei CFO linked to firm that offered HP gear to Iran" Reuters 7:11 AM
  • "Chipmaker Intel faces long march to mobile salvation" Reuters 7:11 AM
  • "Intel Looks to Emerging Markets in Phone Push" WSJ Blogs 7:26 AM
  • "'Investments in Intel have paid off handsomely': Outgoing Investment Promotion Center director Hezi Zaieg expresses no regret over losing Intel's newest fab to Ireland." Globes 7:28 AM
  • "Intel Elevates 5 Corporate Officers, Elects 3 New Corporate VPs" infoTECH 7:26 AM
  • "AMD Releases Catalyst 13.2 Beta GPU Driver With Optimizations For Crysis 3" PC Perspective 7:23 AM
  • "AMD Unleashes Piledriver Based FX-4130 CPU" Tom's Hardware 7:24 AM
  • "IBM's Watson heads to school: The Jeopardy champ's college application has been accepted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Big Blue proudly reports." CNET News 6:48 AM
  • "Cisco to buy Czech vendor Cognitive Security for real-time analytics: Cognitive uses artificial intelligence to detect and identify threats" Techworld 7:24 AM
  • "Cisco pushes ahead with context-aware security vision: Using the network as the platform for security enables organisations to evolve with the threat landscape" Techworld 7:25 AM
  • "Cisco pushes ahead with context-aware security vision: Using the network as the platform for security enables organisations to evolve with the threat landscape" Techworld 7:25 AM
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Apple News
  • "Apple Is The Cheapest Growth Stock You Will Ever Own" Forbes 12:06 PM
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  • "SoftBank profits double on Apple contract" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:00 AM
  • "Qualcomm: Who Needs Apple When you Have Emerging Markets?" Barron's 9:36 AM
  • "There's More to This Chipmaker Than Just Apple" The Motley Fool 3:55 PM
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Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly lower after China data/Asia stocks traded mostly lower Friday, with Chinese stocks under pressure after manufacturing data gave conflicting signals on the health of the sector." MarketWatch 9:25 PM
  • "Stocks Fall but Notch a Strong January" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:53 PM
  • "U.S. stock indexes tally best January in years" MarketWatch 3:53 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: TECH STOCKS: Facebook Slips Late; BlackBerry Weighs Techs" FOXBusiness 3:54 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Investors Weigh Earnings, Economy" Bloomberg 11:30 AM
  • "Facebook slumps as mobile ad growth fails to impress: Shares of Facebook Inc fell as much as 8 percent on Thursday as a surge in fourth-quarter mobile advertising revenue failed to live up to Wall Street's high expectations." Reuters 11:25 AM
  • "Toshiba's 2012 Q3 makes $322 million net profit, sees a future in nuclear" Engadget 6:42 AM
  • "Epson Sales Down -Consolidated Results for the Third Quarter Ended December 31, 2012" Epson 6:36 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop after mixed earnings, FOMC/European stock markets moved broadly lower in choppy trading on Thursday, after a mixed bag of earnings from the region's companies and downbeat comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve." MarketWatch 8:03 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Most Asia stocks drop, but record monthly gains/Asian markets suffered broad losses Thursday, bringing a solid month of gains for most regional equities to an end, as investors reacted to a weak set of earnings reports and downbeat economic data from the U.S." MarketWatch 8:04 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:24 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:24 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:53 PM

 
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