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Wednesday Highlights: New York Times explains Apple's ability to survive and thrive "in a season of tech scandals"; Slate's feature investigates Apple News' ability to give exposure to publishers, but inability (thus far) to deliver the money; Tim Bajarin peers into Apple's future innovation; Ken Segall's article is must-read as he takes Apple to task over "needlessly complicated" iPhone naming scheme; Apple quickly fixes Safari search results after finding suggested results pointed to debunked conspiracy theories; Google backtracks on Chrome's auto sign-in after outcry; here's a list of known bugs in Mojave; Mark Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, talks Apple on CNBC; Nate Lanxon's Apple Watch awoke him at 3AM with a serious heart alert; iPhone screen time controls already being bypassed by kids as young as 7; CNNMoney, Ars Technica review Apple Watch Series 4; Macworld benchmarks iPhone XS and XS Max.

  • "Retina Display brightens Apple's profits"  GigaOM 4:14 PM
  • "For legion of fans, Apple retail jobs prove a letdown"  New York Times 7:55 AM
  • "Apple's retail ops unpeeled: How sales relate to pay" GigaOM 7:52 AM
  • "The cult of the Apple Store" Fortune 8:01 AM
  • "Apple clarifies and reinforces push for immediate U.S. import ban of 29 HTC Android devices" Foss Patents 2:27 PM
  • "Posner dismisses With Prejudice the Apple Motorola Patents Case" Forbes 2:28 PM
  • "Again, Apple gets all the attention: Apple has trumped the PC guys again. This time in a laptop category that HP or Dell should own. So, why does the world obsess about the newest MacBook Pro and not competing laptops from Hewlett-Packard or Dell? Let's just say that Apple has an innate sense about good design."  CNET News 6/23
  • "Apple Chomps At App Store Search? Developers See Shift In Search Results"  TechCrunch 6/23
  • "Apple v. Motorola: Judge Posner dismisses entire patent case, no injunctions to be issued (update)"  The Verge 6/23
  • "Apple Case Against Motorola Thrown Out For Good" [Paid Membership Required] 6/23
  • "Judge Posner's dismissal of two-way Apple-Motorola lawsuit has many important implications"  Foss Patents 6/23
  • "Why Judge Posner pulled the plug on Apple v. Motorola" Fortune 6/23
  • "Judge blocks Apple in Google smartphone war" Reuters 6/23
  • "Judge throws out entire Apple vs Motorola case" Crave @ CNET 6/23
  • "Apple v. Motorola Mobility epic patent case thrown out" VentureBeat 6/23
  • "Apple's patent case against Motorola is over" BetaNews 6/23
  • "Apple's Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/23
  • "U.S. judge sets 2013 trial date for Apple e-book lawsuit"  Reuters 6/23
  • "2013 Is When Apple Appears In Court To Defend Its Ebook Practices" Cult of Mac 6/23
  • "Apple opens in London: 300 people wait in line for the opening of the company's first store in London" London Free Press 6/23
  • "Microsoft Surface Tablet Could Hurt iPad, iPhone Even Apple TV Sales" eWeek 6/23
  • "Apple vendors in Iran scoff at US sanctions" AFP 6/23
  • "Restriction of Apple products in Iran 'pointless' say vendors" AFP 6/23
  • "Reminder: MobileMe armageddon arrives Sunday, June 30'" FairerPlatform 12:48 PM
  • "Apple Unleashes Mountain Lion On Retail Staff" redOrbit 7:49 AM
  • "Thumbnails On Firefox's New Tab Page Could Expose Your Private Data, Fix Coming Soon" TechCrunch 5:45 PM
  • "Apple asks retail employees to test Mountain Lion" CNET News 6/22
  • "Apple Genius Bar staff testing Mountain Lion: Apple is asking its Apple Store Genius Bar staff to get involved with testing the latest beta version of OS X Mountain Lion." Macworld UK 6/22
  • "Apple Expands Testing of OS X Mountain Lion to Select Retail Store Staff" MacRumors 6/22
  • "Apple releases Safari 6 Developer Preview 2: The new preview build fixes a crash experienced in the previous build" Macworld UK 6/22
  • "Samsung tempts iPhone users with iTunes content transfer tool" V3 6/22
  • "Vacation Blackout Hints at Late July Release for OS X Mountain Lion" MacRumors 6/22
  • "Confirmation OS X Mountain Lion Coming Late-July" Tapscape 6/22
  • "iCal has been a disaster with Lion and Exchange servers. In Snow Leopard, if you have checked the 'Delete events XX days after they have passed,' it would send cancelled meeting note to everyone about meetings that occurred months ago. It made the Mac users the laughing stock of the company. We quickly alerted others to turn off the 'Delete events XX days after they have passed' on the iCal preferences. But, the damage was done with a few users. I have had the exact same issue occur with me. I double-click on the .ics file, change the calendar to my work (the default), and accept the invite. Nothing else. The result is that iCal sends a cancelation - the message says it is from the original organizer), from me to the entire distribution list. This is a critically bad bug in my opinion, which, of course, led to the usual 'it's a Mac thing' blame statement from all directions." MacInTouch 6/23
  • "Bugs & Fixes: From missing alarms to update woes" Macworld 6/22
  • "How to manage ext2/ext3 disks in OS X: OS X cannot natively read the popular ext2 and ext3 filesystems, though support for these filesystems can be implemented if needed." CNET Reviews 6/22
  • "Mac Data Recovery Guru deleted file recovery utility for OS X" AppleTell 8:27 AM
  • "Review: What a photographer thinks of Aperture 3.3" GigaOM 7:40 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Navigating Folders In The Finder By Keystrokes" MacTrast 8:17 AM
  • "Watch this: Pogomix shows you how to mashup TV and movie clips into music" The Verge 8:28 AM
  • "Mac OS X's Mail: SMTP servers and network failure" Betalogue 6/23
  • "Remove the Alias Arrow Badge From Icons in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 6/23
  • "Mac Tip: Audio Recording Via The QuickTime Player" MacTrast 6/23
  • "Make These Audio Tweaks To Improve Your iMovie [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 6/22
  • "Mac Tip: Move Menu Bar Contents Around In Mac OS X" MacTrast 6/22
  • "Swap the Last Two Characters Typed with a Keyboard Shortcut" OS X Daily 6/22
  • "Remove Chrome 'Most Visited' Web Thumbnails" OS X Daily 6/22
  • "The New Mac Trend: Download Video Tutors For Your Mac And Mac Apps" Mac 360 6/22
  • "Cut, Copy, Paste, Check Spelling The iPhone And iPad Way Right On Your Mac" NoodleMac 6/22
  • "Use Your Mac To Relax Or Get Better Sleep With A Little Background White Noise App" TeraTalks 6/22
  • "4 Ways Your Mac Can Help You Type Faster Than You Can Actually Type" Mac 360 6/22
  • "2 Easy Mac Apps That Remove Unwanted Items From A Photo With A Click" PixoBebo 6/22
  • "275 High Resolution Desktop Wallpaper Photos For Your Mac (less than 2-cents each)" McSolo 6/22
Press Releases
  • "iBank 4.5 Delivers More Powerful, Secure Money Management" prMac 6/23
  • "Cut with Drag & Drop Brings Cut and Paste to OS X (Sort Of)" Lifehacker 6/22
  • "Satellite Eyes Switches Your Mac's Wallpaper to a Map of Your Location" The Next Web 6/22
  • "TextExpander 4 makes longer document creation easier, but only if you have OS X 10.7" The Verge 6/22
  • "Mac support coming to major engineering and construction specifications platform" ZDNet 6/22
  • "Have a PPC Mac? Benchmark your Video card, share" FairerPlatform 6/22
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Former Apple design manager hired by Facebook" CNET Asia 8:47 PM
  • "Samsung's new Galaxy S III ads: Apple fanboy now owns Samsung" CNET News 9:41 PM
  • "Rare video of Woz from 1984 talking about computing, joining Apple and the Mac" TUAW 4:02 PM
  • "Post-WWDC reviews, interviews, and more: This week was about MacBook reviews, spy planes, and LeVar Burton." Ars Technica 6/23
  • "Google Is Now Recognizing The Threat To Its Mapping Dominance" Business Insider 6/23
  • "Google Discontinues Official Mac And iOS Blog On Account Of Apple's Popularity" App Advice 6/23
  • "America's First Prepaid iPhone 4S And 4 Goes On Sale On Cricket Wireless" Redmond Pie 6/23
  • "Nest Learning Thermostat reportedly taken off Apple Store shelves" AppleInsider 6/23
  • "Google Cuts Mapping API Prices After Being Dropped by Apple and other Developers" PadGadget 6/23
  • "Pay Raises May Help Stem Employee Dissatisfaction" ifoAppleStore 6/22
  • "Facebook recruits Apple's UI Design Manager" 9 to 5 Mac 6/22
  • "Facebook hires former Apple design manager" CNET News 6/22
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 with global 4G heads to world's biggest carrier, China Mobile" Computerworld 6/22
  • "Personal Drone's Secret Ingredient: iPhone" Wired 6/22
  • "iRacism: Apple refuses to sell products to US Persians" RT News 6/22
  • "Apple's new employee discounts start: $500 off a Mac and $250 off an iPad" The Verge 6/22
  • "Third Street Promenade 2 Apple Store taking shape in California" TUAW 6/22
  • "Apple's App Store hits 32 more countries, focuses on Africa and Asia" Engadget 6/22
  • "Apple's App Store travels to 32 more countries" CNET News 6/22
  • "Watch the 'Dream Team' of iPhone Hackers Present on the Corona Jailbreak [Video] iClarified 6/22
  • "Criminal who did Apple out of $1m gets nine years: Criminal who did Apple out of $1m worth of iPads, iPhones and Macs gets up to nine years" Macworld UK 6/22
  • "Chinese Mother Uses 4-Year-Old Son to Steal iPhone" M.I.C. Gadget 6/22
Non-Apple News
  • "With 'Find Friends Nearby', Facebook is getting dangerously close to feature creep" The Next Web 9:36 PM
  • "Facebook adds new Find Friends Nearby feature to apps, makes it easy to add new friends" 9 to 5 Mac 1:02 PM
  • "'Active' Video Games Don't Make Youths More Active" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/23
  • "Google Files for 'Google Driverless Car' Icon Trademark" Patent Bolt 6/22
  • "Samsung Invents New Ways of Handling Folders on Android" Patent Bolt 6/22
  • "Adobe fixes Flash Player for Firefox to stop crashes" Computerworld 6/22
  • "Firefox Promises Privacy Patch Against Tab Spying/Shared PC warning: Firefox 13 browser records and stores a user's most-visited pages, including sensitive content otherwise protected by HTTPS." InformationWeek 6/22
  • "Alan Turing 100: Visionary, war winner ... game maker?The Register 6/22
  • "Alan Turing - Codebreaking, computing and bigotry: Science Museum celebrates 100th anniversary of man who cracked Enigma code and founded the computer age" Techworld 6/22
  • "Open source cloud vendors air their differences: Citrix, OpenStack and Eucalyptus officials fire zingers back and forth" Network World 6/22
  • "Malware targeting AutoCAD files could be sign of industrial espionage" Network World 6/22
  • "Gadgets that save you from yourself" MSNBC 6/22
  • "Sony adds 11in super-portable to Vaio E Series laptops" V3 6/22
  • "Sony Xperia S Android 4.0 update goes live" TG Daily 6/22
  • "Verizon Rolls Out Ice Cream Sandwich to Droid Razr, Razr Maxx" PC Magazine 6/22
  • "Facebook Finally Lets You Edit Your Comments Anytime" PCWorld 6/22
  • "After Oracle, OpenSolaris rises again: Oracle tried to kill it, but the former Sun project has emerged from the ashes, nurtured by a crowd of innovative startups" InfoWorld 6/22
  • "CEO Of Internet Provider We Delete User Logs After Two Weeks. Your Internet Provider Should, Too." Forbes 6/22
  • "Schilling says company crash cost him his baseball fortune" CBSSports 6/22
  • "Curt Schilling: I lost $50M in failed gaming company" Boston Herald 6/22
  • "Office printers spew reams of garbage as 2-year-old Trojan runs wild" The Register 6/22
  • "Megaupload's Dotcom bouncing back with new venture, attracts Apple co-founder's attention" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 6/22
  • "Google Slips Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Details: Google accidentally spilled some beans about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ahead of its official Google I/O debut. Here's what Google's slip-up says about the next version of Android." InformationWeek 6/22
  • "Google Allows Developers to Answer User Comments in Play App Store" IDG News Service 6/22
  • "Google CEO sidelined by mystery voice condition" Reuters 6/22
  • "Google's Larry Page loses voice, will not speak at key events: Page will not be speaking at an upcoming Google developer conference and the company's earnings calls next month" IDG News Service 6/22
  • "Nintendo Debuts 3DS XL With 90% Larger Displays: Available August 19 For $199" TechCrunch 6/22
  • "Sony Invents Optical Communication Glasses for Work & Play" Patent Bolt 6/22
  • "Actress Kelly Macdonald Explains Why The Brave Video Game Was More Challenging Than The Pixar Film" Forbes 6/22
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 404: This Podcast Has Been Found" The Mac Observer 10:05 PM
  • "Talkcast tonight, 10pm ET / 7pm PT: Under the Surface" TUAW 7:35 PM
  • "Podcast #2012 2: The Bangkok-based eXtensions podcast based on the week's Cassandra columns and whatever else I throw in." eXtensions 6/23
  • "Gene Steinberg meets columnist Joe Wilcox of BetaNews, commentator Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, and Mike Prospero, Reviews Editor of Laptop magazine, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 6/22
  • "Playing w/ the MacBook Air, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt Ethernet Adapter, MS Surface (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 6/22
  • "No Retina Display for Future iMac" HardMac 5:16 PM
  • "Apple gets privacy-protecting profile pollution patent" Digital Trends 12:53 PM
  • "Charging your iPad only sets you back $1.36 in yearly electricity costs" ZDNet 6/23
  • "'Amazing Google Maps Experiences' Are Coming to iOS - What Does This Mean?" The Next Web 6/23
  • "Apple's iPad costs you $1.36 per year to charge: According to the Electric Power Research Institute, its data is based on owners fully charging the slate every other day." CNET News 6/22
  • "iPad Calculated to Use $1.36 Worth of Electricity a Year" The Mac Observer 6/22
  • "Power your iPhone for $0.38 a year; iPad, $1.36" Tapscape 6/22
  • "The Next iMac May Not Have A Retina Display After All" Cult of Mac 6/22
  • "No Retina Display in Next-Generation iMac?" MacRumors 6/22
  • "Impact of iPad on notebook market decreasing, say Taiwan ODMs" DigiTimes 6/22
  • "Retina MacBook Pro Runs 3 Displays, 15" MacBook Pro Teardown, 13" MacBook Pro Benchmarks, More" Low End Mac 6/22
  • "SandDisk's Fast New USB 3 Flash Drives, Pixelmator and CameraBag Apps Updated, and More" Low End Mac 6/22
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 12 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:16 AM
  • "Reckless Racing 2 For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 6/23
  • "Frozen Equilibrium For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 6/23
  • "2011 Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -21.5 Inch -Up To $250 Off Current Models... Other Extras -Best Prices, Reviews, And Information" MacReviewZone 6/23
  • "Closeout, Refurbished & Used Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Prices Start At $398" MacReviewZone 6/23
  • "Apple TV Buyer's Guide -Apple TV Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 6/23
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... Up To $139 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 6/23
  • "Asphalt 7: Heat For iPhone and iPad Was Just Released For $0.99 (Will Increase To $6.99 Soon)" Apple Sliced 6/22
  • "iSlash HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 6/22
  • "Demolition Master 3D! For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 6/22
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/22
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/22
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Up To $400 Off -Models, Prices And Information" MacReviewZone 6/22
  • "Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station Price Tracker -Prices From $95" MacReviewZone 6/22
  • "iPad Accessories Buyer's Guide -Best Selling Apple iPad Accessories -From $2 To $300 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 6/22
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 6/22

  • "The next-gen MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review" ["I'm giving the MacBook Pro with Retina Display our bronze Editor's Choice award. Making it the first Mac to ever receive one. It would have been a silver had the software story been even stronger (iWork, Mountain Lion, Office and Photoshop being ready at launch would have been a feat worth rewarding). And it would have been a gold had Apple been able to deliver all of that but without sacrificing end-user upgradability. Which brings me to my final point."]  AnandTech 6/23
  • "iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: Which Smartphone Wins?" eWeek 6/23
  • "Vapor Pro custom iPhone 4/4S case review" AppleTell 6/23
  • "Klipsch Image One Headphones: The Best Little Big Headphones Around [Review] Cult of Android 6/23
  • "Meet the new Mac Pro, about the same as the old Mac Pro" Macworld 6/22
  • "New Apple laptop's display shines, but for a high price" Silicon Valley 6/22
  • "Pixelpalooza: 15" Retina MacBook Pro reviewed/Apple replaces ports & spinning drives with Thunderbolt and 5.1 million pixels." Ars Technica 6/22
  • "MacBook Pro with Retina Display: I wanna love you, but you're bringing me down" Digital Trends 6/22
  • "Shootout: Adobe Photoshop CS6 on various 2012 and 2011 Apple Laptops" Bare Feats 6/22
  • "Boxee Live TV Tuner adds over-the-air TV to Boxee Box" Macworld 6/22
  • "Ultra Optics Screen Protector Lets The New iPad's Retina Display Shine Through" App Advice 6/22
  • "Arcadie for iPhone Review" SlashGear 6/22
  • "iHealth Blood Pressure Dock Review: iHealth Blood Pressure Dock is a well designed hardware accessory for iPad or iPhone/iPod touch that allows users to measure and track their blood pressure at home." 148Apps 6/22
  • "Code Folio Practical, Functional With Just A Couple Of Missteps" MacNews 6/22
  • "Company of Heroes Complete: Campaign Edition Review" Mac|Life 6/22
  • "Free: Play Poker With Your Friends Using A Cool, Multi-player Mac Poker App" BohemianBoomer 6/22
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Just Type for iOS review" AppleTell 12:51 PM
  • "WorldCard HD – Intelligent Business Card Manager iPad App Review" iPad Apps Reviewer 6/23
  • "iOS app face-off: Spotify Radio vs. Pandora" TechHive 6/23
  • "GeoTagr: iOS App Records Digital Camera Photo Locations" The Next Web 6/23
  • "Timer: a single-serving iPhone app for timing stuff" TUAW 6/23
  • "Button Mash Your Way Through Endless Hordes Of Undead In Apocalypse Knights" App Advice 6/23
  • "Lost Souls: Enchanted Paintings Review/A fairly run of the mill but reasonable Hidden Object game." 148Apps 6/23
  • " Review: Basic to look at but an entertaining trivia game to play with friends." 148Apps 6/23
  • "Dragon Flight Review: Free endless shmup with upgrades, dragons, and a pink-haired valkyrie" 148Apps 6/23
  • "My Laboratory Review: My Laboratory is an element puzzler that puts gamers in charge of creating a brand new world." 148Apps 6/23
  • "Letters From Nowhere 2 Review: A sequel to a fun hidden object game that's a little too close to the original material." 148Apps 6/23
  • "Disco Kitten Review: Move a dancing kitten around to disco beats and avoid getting shocked while filling up a greedy friend with a constant flow of electricity." 148Apps 6/23
  • "iBook Lessons: Folium Book Studio" TUAW 6/22
  • "Garden Apps: Blooms Amid the Weeds" [Paid Membership Required] 6/22
  • "Air Mail™ Review: Standout flight simulator is a charming and original ride" Macworld 6/22
  • "Asphalt 7 – Heat review for iPad and iPhone" iMore 6/22
  • "Swordigo for iOS review: Cheerful roleplaying action, atrocious writing" Macworld UK 6/22
  • "Dragons Lair HD for iPad review: Help Dirk the Daring rescue the Princess Daphne in this retro classic" Macworld UK 6/22
  • "Virtua Tennis Challenge Review" Mac|Life 6/22
  • "Put the pedal to the metal in these games for iOS" CNET Reviews 6/22
  • "Appidemic: Nyan Cat Adventures for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" AppleTell 6/22
  • "'Band Together' iPad Review - Puzzles For People Who Like to Play God" Touch Arcade 6/22
  • "Asphalt 7: Heat Review/Asphalt 7 offers the same core gameplay as Asphalt 6, but with stunning new graphics." 148Apps 6/22
  • "Mutant Storm Review: Mutant Storm is a dual-stick shooter that is designed for players to try and survive through 89 levels." 148Apps 6/22
  • "Call of Snakes Review: A classic game with an action twist." 148Apps 6/22
  • "Real Escape Review: It makes good use of some new iOS Device features, but Real Escape slips up on one of the most basic essentials." 148Apps 6/22
  • "Soccer Superstars 2012 Review: Passable game that doesn't score." 148Apps 6/22
  • "Xtrail – The GPS Fitness Tracker Review: Xtrail is a GPS-enabled fitness tracker that records workouts and analyzes your performance." 148Apps 6/22
  • "Mad Acorn Review: It's a mad dash to stay on beat in this quirky rhythm game" 148Apps 6/22
  • "iPhone Photography: Advanced Exposure & Focus Techniques" iDownload Blog 6/23
  • "Streaming Videos to an iPad using Home Sharing" iLounge 6/22
  • "How do I move the cursor when typing on my iPad? It's not immediately obvious how to go back and alter text you've already typed" Telegraph 6/23
  • "Road-Trip With Your iPad, Too [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 6/22
  • "Six ways to sharpen iPad presentations" Entrepreneur 6/22
  • "Turn Your iPad into a Digital Picture Frame" Macinstruct 6/22
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 8:21 PM
  • "Opinion: Apple's anti-Big Brother patent could help with de-Googlification of iOS" iDownload Blog 7:34 PM
  • "An (Almost) Epic Win for Microsoft: and Developers/Say what you will about the Mac maker: Apple needs to copy Microsoft in at least one important way." The Motley Fool 4:41 PM
  • "Siri Says the Darndest Things - The Spot, Heaven, and a Visit to the Clinic" MacTrast 4:14 PM
  • "'So long Apple, hello Android'" BetaNews 4:05 PM
  • "Secrets of the Apple Store: Why the New MacBook Pro Screen is Tilted 70 Degrees" MacTrast 2:27 PM
  • "Siri loses some sex appeal, literally" Neowin 1:03 PM
  • "Is Apple already juicing its App Store search results with Chomp acquisition?" 9 to 5 Mac 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Store: Never a shortage of resumés" Tapscape 2:23 PM
  • "Check Out How Apple Brainwashes Its Store Employees--Turning Them Into Clapping, Smiling Zealots" Business Insider 7:45 AM
  • "Crying Wolf Again: Apple Retail and the NYTimes" eXtensions 7:40 AM
  • "A Visit to the Apple Company Store" Examiner 6/23
  • "Google v Apple: The unraveling of a friendship" Tapscape 6/23
  • "Is Apple tweaking App Store search algorithm?" iDownload Blog 6/23
  • "Deadlifts, Hand Lotion, And iPads Don't Mix" App Advice 6/23
  • "Apple retail employees come in sprightly, but leave worn-out" VentureBeat 6/23
  • "New York Times slams Apple Retail. Kinda." iMore 6/23
  • "Did N.Y. Times report drive Apple to be extra generous to workers?" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/23
  • "Apple Stores get their turn under NY Times' investigative spotlight" CNET News 6/23
  • "Microsoft Surface can win you over" ["For me and many others like me, Surface is the only tablet that can be used for more than common tasks -- certainly not Apple's iPad. Windows is a very powerful platform, and most professionals need it for work. I want to tell you why you need Surface."] BetaNews 6/23
  • "Time Magazine explores the Cult of Apple in China" Fortune 6/23
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Slippery Surface" Macworld 6/23
  • "Apple v. Motorola case to be 100% dismissed" SlashGear 6/23
  • "Apple vs. Motorola thrown out of court" iMore 6/23
  • "A Lack Of Confidence In Apple Delivering A Retina Display For The iMac Soon" AppleBitch 6/23
  • "Microsoft Surface Vs iPad: 5 Reasons Why You Should Ditch Apple" iTechPost 6/23
  • "Siri, how do I feel? Our gadgets may soon know more about our moods and emotions than we do." Computerworld 6/23
  • "Five things to look forward to in Apple's iOS 6: A lot of small tweaks and updates add up to a big win for iPhone and iPad users" Computerworld 6/23
  • "What Resolution to Expect From Apple's Future Retina Devices" Gizmodo 6/22
  • "Crunching the numbers on Retina: what to expect in iMacs, MacBook Airs, and Thunderbolt monitors with Retina displays" gdgt 6/22
  • "10 Mac Apps that Need MacBook Pro Retina Support (and Pronto)" Techland 6/22
  • "Apple's iPhone 5 connector said to be a control freak: 30-pin? Nope. Micro-USB? Nope. Power grab? Yup" The Register 6/22
  • "Editorial: On a Smaller Dock Connector and Compatibility Article"  iLounge 6/22
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending June 22: Apple iPhone 5 scuttlebutt includes mini dock flare-up, the 5th dimensions, Liquidmetal again, China 3G" Network World 6/22
  • "Usefulness Is the Greatest Feature of All" Tech.pinions 6/22
  • "If Apple Could Do It From The Start, Why Won't The Microsoft Surface Launch With 3G?" Cult of Mac 6/22
  • "Wouldn't it be poetic justice if with Surface, a Microsoft solution costs more than Apple?" VentureBeat 6/22
  • "Hey, Apple, Open Up A Store In My End Of Town" MacNews 6/22
  • "Ask TechBlog: What case do you use to protect your mobile device?" Houston Chronicle 6/22
  • "Apple lovers kick Microsoft's Surface while it's down" Fortune 6/22
  • "The New Apple Is Sticking A Fork In Old And New Competitors (and not even one at a time)" Mac 360 6/22
  • "Nest thermostat reviewed: A smart device for all seasons" GigaOM 6:41 PM
  • "Winamp's woes: how the greatest MP3 player undid itself/15 years on, Winamp still lives—but mismanagement blunted its llama-whipping." Ars Technica 4:40 PM
  • "10 years later, looking back at how 'Minority Report' predicted the future" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "Everything to Everyone: Needing to test a component in Internet Explorer 10, I spent some time with Windows 8 today, and boy, oh boy." Binary Bonsai 6/23
  • "Is modern technology creating a culture of distraction?" GigaOM 6/23
  • "MacOS KenDensed: Microsoft Surfaces & Everybody Hates Samsung" The Mac Observer 6/23
  • "Spotify: Unfair for Musicians?" Inc. 6/23
  • "Laocoön: Suppose you dropped your phone — a real fall, like from the second story — and it broke. You're picking up the pieces, cursing and trying to think of the last time you backed up your contacts, when you notice something. Deep within the phone's hardware, hidden from everyday use, you find a message — etched right onto the chassis." TechCrunch 6/23
  • "My Experiences with the Lenovo ThinkPad X120e" Low End Mac 6/22
  • "If Apple Jumped Off a Bridge, Would Microsoft Jump, Too?" Minyanville 6/22
  • "Unfixable Computers Are Leading Humanity Down a Perilous Path" iFixit 6/22
  • "Here's now much data we generate every minute" CNET News 6/22
  • "Is there more to Larry Page's sickness? One analyst wonders" CNET News 6/22
  • "BlackBerry 10 hands on: Virtual keyboard and radical new UI" ZDNet UK 6/22
  • "Top 5 hottest smartphones this summer" ZDNet 6/22
  • "Ten techie homeowner tips for Jason's new house" ZDNet 6/22
  • "Which mobile OS's apps make most money? Hint: It's not Android or iOS." Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 6/22
  • "What happened to Turing's thinking machines?" ZDNet 6/22
  • "How Smart Phones are Changing the Way We Bank, Drive, Have Sex, and Go to the Bathroom" Time 6/22
  • "Alienware M17x Gaming Notebook, Amped with Ivy Bridge and GeForce GTX 680M, Hands-On Sneak Peek" HotHardware 6/22
  • "Video Viewing Up On Tablets and Phones, Down On PCs" PCWorld 6/22
  • "The Best Google Chrome Extensions 2012: Picking the best from so many great add-ons was hard, but we did so. Here are our choices for some of the greatest extensions you can add to your Google browser." PC Magazine 6/22
  • "Are BYOD workers more productive?" CIO 6/22
  • "Microsoft's Surface Many Annoy Hardware Firms, But They'll Live" Forbes 6/22
  • "Game on: 3 high-performance laptops duke it out/We test the Eurocom Panther 4.0, HP Envy 17 and MSI GT783 to find out which will get gamers to the finish line fastest." Computerworld 6/22
  • "Twitter Crash: Hack Or Hardware Fail? Twitter blames a cascading bug, but hacking group UGNazi claims responsibility." InformationWeek 6/22
  • "When Everyone Has a Cloud" TheStreet 6/22
  • "3 reasons we won't see a cloud API standard" InfoWorld 6/22
  • "Great Open Source Cloud Debate Rages: One, and only one, open source project usually gains the upper hand in a new software category, but cloud has three tough contenders in OpenStack, CloudStack, and Eucalyptus. Must one win?" InformationWeek 6/22
  • "Using A Cloud Service At the Office Without Permission? You're Not Alone" AllThingsD 6/22
  • "At the Salo end of Nokia's deep crisis" Reuters 6/22
  • "Here's Why It Doesn't Matter That Microsoft's Tablet Won't Have 4G" Business Insider 6/22
  • "Do you lose free speech rights if you speak using a computer? Scholar argues computer-generated speech is not protected by the Constitution." Ars Technica 6/22
  • "Report: Samsung Galaxy S III phone explodes in user's car in Ireland" MacDailyNews 6/22
  • "Microsoft Shrouded The Surface In 'Apple Levels Of Secrecy' By Designing It In A Secret Underground Bunker" Business Insider 6/22
  • "Microsoft's Surface tablet said to be Wi-Fi only at launch; no 4G, no 3G, no 2G, not even 1G" MacDailyNews 6/22
  • "Microsoft's Surface proves software is dead: Ballmer finally gets with the program" The Register 6/22
  • "The Battery Life On Microsoft's New Tablet Might Be Terrible Compared To The iPad" Business Insider 6/22
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Google Working on New Maps App for iOS" PadGadget 9:06 AM
  • "Fake Activator app pops up in the App Store" iDownload Blog 8:15 AM
  • "Cave Has Pulled The Cork Out Of Bug Princess 2 Black Label" App Advice 8:01 AM
  • "Jailbreak Only: Mountain Center - Add An OS X-Inspired Notification Center To iPad, iPhone" App Advice 8:01 AM
  • "Jailbreak Only: How To Add iOS 6's Twitter Widget To iOS 5" App Advice 8:01 AM
  • "Innovative QR Code Generator and Reader" prMac 4:05 PM
  • "Tell Note 1.0 for iPad - Easily make and save audio recordings on-the-go" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Appositive releases The Cheater Catcher 1.0 for iOS and Android" prMac 8:01 AM
  • "Powerguard Password Protects the Powering Off Your iPhone" iClarified 6/23
  • "OSnap! For iPhone Is The Ultimate Photography App For Shooting, Editing And Sharing Time Lapses" Redmond Pie 6/23
  • "Stereomood For iOS And Android Lets You Discover New Music Based On Your Mood / Activity" Redmond Pie 6/23
  • "PicStory For iPad Is A Comprehensive Photo Management App With An Amazing UI" Redmond Pie 6/23
  • "The World's Smallest iPhone Charger Skips The Cables Altogether" Gizmodo 6/23
  • "Secure Payments on the iPad? No Problem with the iPad Credit Card Dock" PadGadget 6/23
  • "Premium iOS Edition of Monster Shooter Free for Limited Time" Canadian Reviewer 6/23
  • "The Owl Says Hoot helps children learn what animals (and parents) say" prMac 6/23
  • "Free and Fun Summer Wallpaper" prMac 6/23
  • "The Dream by Swipea - Prep Kids to be Global Citizens" prMac 6/23
  • "Star Arcade launches Crazy Gardens - Latest Mobile Social Game" prMac 6/23
  • "mobivention offers number-puzzle fun with Sudoku Supreme" prMac 6/23
  • "Metaversal Studios Release Updraft Jack 3.0 - Now Universal with iCloud" prMac 6/23
  • "iDrumming 1.0-Pro Drums Set, Free for iOS: Customizable Electronic Drums" prMac 6/23
  • "eventsions 3.0 Free for iOS: Map-Based, U.S. and Canada Event Finder" prMac 6/23
  • "Cupco Games Launch Debut iPhone Game: Splat Attack" prMac 6/23
  • "Antique Hunting Around the Globe with MyCityAntiquing 1.0 for iOS" prMac 6/23
  • "Amerigo for iOS: Download Any Media Files Directly While Browsing" prMac 6/23
  • "4Kidcal 1.0 for iOS - Helps Kids Learn How to Keep a Monthly Schedule" prMac 6/23
  • "OmniFocus: Getting Things Done On iPad, Mac" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 6/22
  • "Motive Stylus Offers Clever Storage and a Custom Tip — A Kickstarter Project" PadGadget 6/22
  • "OnLive For iPad Is Still In A Holding Pattern" Apple'n'Apps 6/22
  • "The TAKTIK Case For iPhone Offers Premium Protection With Premium Looks" App Advice 6/22
  • "Brick-Size Snooze Button Connects to Your iPhone [Video] Mashable 6/22
  • "TabToolKit 2 Adds Tab Store, iPad Retina Display Improvements" The Mac Observer 6/22
  • "Lantronix Adds USB Support with xPrintServer -Home Edition" The Mac Observer 6/22
  • "Apple iPad Users Can Now Autotrade the Currency Market Directly from the iPad" PRWeb 6/22
  • "Moredays Brings A Digital Journal, Scrapbook & Calendar To iPhone" TechCrunch 6/22
  • "Draw Maze Lets Friends Draw and Send Mazes to Each Other" 148Apps 6/22
  • "Today's Apps Gone Free: League Of Evil, OSnap!, TinyWallet And More" App Advice 6/22
  • "DoubleDutch Releases Collaboration App, Pride" 148Apps 6/22
  • "Slow Moment for iOS saves your memories s-l-o-w-l-y" TUAW 6/22
  • "The Wimbledon App Arrives Ahead Of 2012 Tournament" App Advice 6/22
  • "Granny Smith Races Onto iOS This August" 148Apps 6/22
  • "Taito's Classic Shooter 'RayStorm' Hits the App Store, Original 'RayForce' on Sale to Celebrate" Touch Arcade 6/22
  • "OmniPlan for iPad packs a professional punch at $50, despite limited sharing and syncing features" 9 to 5 Mac 6/22
  • "Flipboard for iOS updated with Google+ and YouTube integration, more languages" 9 to 5 Mac 6/22
  • "Nike+ Running For iPhone Gets Fresh New Look, Lots Of New Features In Version 4.0" Cult of Mac 6/22
  • "ibanglez takes crowd funded route for iPod nano bangle" iPodNN 6/22
  • "Radiolab releases Android, iOS app, invites you to join the sound collage" Engadget 6/22
  • "Split! leads iPhone Games of the Week" Appolicious 6/22
  • "Retro BoomBox Print Hard Case for iPhone 4 / 4S" USBfever 6/22
  • "Zebra Print Hard Case for iPhone 4 / 4S" USBfever 6/22
  • "Taskoverflow now available on the App Store" prMac 6/22
  • "Angry Humans? Guano! Is A New Mobile Game For The Birds" prMac 6/22
  • "Babel the King - a new interactive storybook for kids 2+ and parents" prMac 6/22
  • "Smiley Cat LLC releases HoneyBees! for iPad" prMac 6/22
  • "Brain School 1.0 for iOS Passes the Test" prMac 6/22
  • "Buzz Me! by GiggleUp - All New Interactive Toy Phone for Learning" prMac 6/22
  • "FilterMania 2 for iPhone Turns You into an iPhotography Artist" prMac 6/22
  • "Forget the Mayan Calendar: Get Latest iPhone, iPad Mayan Adventure Game" prMac 6/22
  • "Hazard Manager 3.5 for iPad - Workplace Safety Inspections Made Easy" prMac 6/22
  • "Lucky Dice 1.0 for iOS - New App for Winning at Your Local Lottery" prMac 6/22
  • "Multiple timers made easy with Tymer for iPhone" prMac 6/22
  • "New Marble Math Junior Educational App Now Available in the App Store" prMac 6/22
  • "New Math App in Groundbreaking i Learn With Educational Program for iPad" prMac 6/22
  • "Zombie Quest 1.0 for iOS - A Casual Spin on Conservative Board Games" prMac 6/22
  • "Amazing Twitter Client TweetBot To Hit The Mac" AppleBitch 6/22
Computer Industry
  • "With Tablet, Microsoft Takes Aim at Hardware Missteps: Around the time the iPad came out more than two years ago, Microsoft executives got an eye-opening jolt about how far Apple would go to gain an edge for its products." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 4:46 PM
  • "Microsoft: Apostasy Or Head Fake?" Monday Note 5:45 PM
  • "Acer: Microsoft Surface will fail in fight with Apple" Crave @ CNET 8:22 AM
  • "Will Microsoft's Surface Prove to Be a Tough Competitor in The Tablet Market?" Daily Disruption 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Tablets: What Experts are Saying" PCWorld 12:51 PM
  • "Microsoft's Surface will be WiFi only: Microsoft's Surface tablet will lack a 3G/4G antenna, at least at launch. Many say this is mainly to keep the price of the tablet down" ITP Technology 8:22 AM
  • "Switched On: Surface tension" Engadget 4:41 PM
  • "Reports: HP Plans To Cut Around 8000 Jobs In Europe By The End Of 2014" RTTNews 8:26 AM
  • "HP empowers small and medium-size businesses to thrive in a mobile world" AME Info 8:23 AM
  • "Intel Will Dominate In 'Smartphone' Era" Seeking Alpha 9:05 AM
  • "Yoram Ettinger: Cisco and Facebook Expand Israel Operations" The Jewish Press 8:25 AM
  • "What's wrong with Larry Page?" BetaNews 7:41 AM
  • "Google: Redesigned Ads Will Increase Click-Through Rates 100% [Video] Mashable 1:05 PM
  • "RIM considers splitting business in two: paper" Reuters 12:50 PM
  • "Another Day, Another RIM Sale Rumor" AllThingsD 1:07 PM
  • "Amendments to U.N. treaty could censor the Internet: Dozens of countries have had closed-door meetings in preparation for an upcoming worldwide debate over changes to a telecommunications treaty, which threaten to block Internet freedom." CNET News 9:40 PM
  • "Microsoft Tries to Etch a Future in Tablets: The software giant announces a new piece of hardware—and goes into competition with its own partners." Barron's 6/23
  • "Microsoft re-Surfaces: takes aim at apple with new tablet, innovations" Boston Herald 6/23
  • "Acer: Microsoft will fail if it copies Apple's hardware strategy" VentureBeat 6/23
  • "Want to try Surface? Find a Microsoft store, if you can: If Microsoft limits Surface distribution to its stores, as it has said, initial sales likely won't go through the roof." CNET News 6/23
  • "Microsoft Surface tablet: iPad's new rival?" Rediff 6/23
  • "PixelSense: The not-so-secret advantage of the Microsoft Surface tablet" Digital Trends 6/23
  • "Microsoft 'Scratches' the Surface" TheStreet 6/23
  • "Microsoft Surface can win you over" BetaNews 6/23
  • "The 'do not touch' Microsoft Surface touch tablets" ZDNet 6/23
  • "The Next Challenge for This Tech Giant" ["The big news in technology stocks this week was Microsoft's unveiling of its Surface tablet. Will it be a big enough hit to put a dent in the dominant market share of Apple's iPad?"] The Motley Fool 6/23
  • "Microsoft: Should They Buy Nokia? (Video)" Forbes 6/23
  • "Microsoft Did Not Sacrifice Existing Windows Phone Users For WP8" Forbes 6/23
  • "Predictions and Suggestions for Microsoft's Upcoming Product Lineup" Redmond Magazine 6/23
  • "Carriers Throw Support Behind Windows Phone 8; Verizon Most Important For Fledgling Platform" MobileBloom 6/23
  • "FTC commissioner slams Microsoft do not track plan" BtoB Magazine 6/23
  • "Select developers can get inside Microsoft's SmartGlass" PhysOrg 6/23
  • "In China, a PC giant rises to challenge Hewlett-Packard" Silicon Valley 6/23
  • "HP may cut up to 1,000 jobs in Germany - magazine" Reuters 6/23
  • "Hewlett-Packard Shareholder's Lawsuit Dismissed over Mark Hurd" eStocksDaily [Free Registration Required] 6/23
  • "HP investor's suit targeting ex-CEO's severance package dismissed" Reuters 6/23
  • "HP: More Changes, More Questions" VAR Guy 6/23
  • "Google CEO: 'Nothing Seriously Wrong'" [Paid Membership Required] 6/23
  • "Google slashes price for using Google Maps API: Shortly after Apple dumped Google Maps for iOS, Google announces it's time to dramatically cut the price for others using the online service. Google also gives a plug for its map-based ad service." CNET News 6/23
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple And Google: Investment For A Century" Seeking Alpha 7:49 AM
  • "Apple: $500 Before $700" Zacks 6/21
  • "Cramer: Trim Tech Stocks, Except Apple" CNBC 6/21
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Stocks sink in Korea, Australia, as Japan seesaws/Japanese stocks swung back and forth between gains and losses early Monday, while South Korean and Australian stocks sagged ahead of a key European summit later in the week." MarketWatch 9:45 PM
  • "Tech Stocks Seen As Next Market Leaders: MSFT, QCOM, EMC Are S&P's Top Picks" Forbes 8:01 AM
  • "3 Reasons The Market Will Likely Continue To Decline This Week" Seeking Alpha 8:02 AM
  • "Tech stocks end week on a high note" MarketWatch 6/22
  • "U.S. stocks close higher; Nasdaq gains on week" MarketWatch 6/22
  • "After Steep Drop, Stocks Bounce Back" FOXBusiness 6/22
  • "Stocks Rebound as Eurozone Fears Ease" TheStreet 6/22
  • "U.S. stocks in recovery mode" CNNMoney 6/22
  • "Dow Ends Down Week on Up Note" [Paid Membership Required] 6/22
  • "Stocks look to recover: U.S. stocks were headed for a mixed open Friday, a day after plunging on fears of slow global growth ahead of Moody's downgrade of several major banks." CNNMoney 6/22
  • "Canada stocks waver on CPI, inflation data" MarketWatch 6/22
  • "Asia Stocks Fall on Growth Concerns" [Paid Membership Required] 6/22
  • "Asian Stocks Drop, Led by Miners, on Commodity Prices, U.S. Data" Bloomberg 6/22
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks drop on growth outlook fears" MarketWatch 6/22
  • "Europe Stocks Pare Losses" [Paid Membership Required] 6/22
  • "European Stocks Retreat as German Business Confidence Declines" Bloomberg 6/22
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks close out week with 1% gain/Spain's IBEX 35 index rises after bank stress test" MarketWatch 6/22
  • "World markets slump on double dose of bad news" CNNMoney 6/22
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 6/22
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 6/22
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies" CBS News 6/22
  • "Top Tech Analyst Issues Special Report on 'Triple Crown' Tech Stocks that Deliver Dividends, Exploring Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, Qualcomm, and More" PRNewswire 6/22

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