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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, December 22, 2012


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Drops Sweet Christmas-Themed iPad Ad" Mashable 8:31 AM
  • "Apple posts new Xmas ad featuring iPad, iPad mini, FaceTime" MacNN 8:37 AM
  • "Apple debuts new Christmas-themed TV ad for iPad, iPad mini, and FaceTime (with Video): This is one of Apple's better ads – ever" MacDailyNews 9:27 AM
  • "New iPad Commercial 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' Now Airing" OS X Daily 5:02 PM
  • "The funniest Apple stories of 2012: Weird, amusing and bizarre Apple stories from a very odd year" Macworld UK 8:29 AM
  • "Bell, SaskTel iPhone 5 Available for $79 on 3 Year Term" iPhoneinCanada 2:37 PM
  • "On truths, dreams, confessions--and the iPhone: A new restaurant in Miami encourages people to leave personal revelations for everyone to see. A quite startling one involves Apple's bond-inspiring gadget." CNET News 11:04 AM
  • "Job's family Yacht supposedly impounded after payment dispute with designer Philippe Starck" iMore 8:26 AM
  • "Apple tweaks Lightning spec following Kickstarter project gone awry: Apple today said it's changing its Lightning specification license to allow both the aged 30-pin adapter and the Lightning connector in a single accessory."  CNET News 12/21
  • "Apple statement on cancelled portable power Kickstarter project: technical issues prevent integration" VentureBeat 12/21
  • "Apple kills off portable charging project" TG Daily 12/21
  • "Apple's strict MFi terms force Kickstarter project to shut down" iDownload Blog 12/21
  • "Apple Kills The POP Kickstarter Project Over Lightning" Forbes 12/21
  • "Apple Kills Kickstarter Project That Raised $140,000" Business Insider 12/21
  • "Chitika: recent iOS 6 adoption spike due to China iPhone 5 launch" iDownload Blog 12/21
  • "Apple And Microsoft: A Holiday Retail Study" Seeking Alpha 12/21
  • "Inside The App Stores: Apple, Android & The Hottest App You've Never Heard Of" ReadWrite 12/21
  • "EU Issues Formal Objections Against Samsung For Patent Abuse" TechCrunch 12/21
  • "iPhone 5 Sales Up, Price Down" BYTE 12/21
  • "Apple and Research In Motion Paid Nokia Billions for a Piece of Paper" Benzinga Insights 12/21
  • "At the site of Apple's future 'spaceship' headquarters, HP's corporate wasteland is ... full of presents" VentureBeat 12/21
  • "The Wall Street Journal Signs Up for Apple's Subscription Service" AllThingsD 12/21
  • "Photos show Apple's new $304M Austin campus now under construction" AppleInsider 12/21
  • "Apple Could Be Set To Acquire Home Automation Company 'R2 Studios'" RazorianFly 12/21
  • "Apple, Google Eyeing Home Automation Company Purchase" The Mac Observer 12/21
  • "Halo 4 iOS Scam Apps Look To Lure Unsuspecting iPhone And iPad Owners Over Holiday Freeze [Update: The Apps Have Been Removed] TechCrunch 12/21
  • "Watch: FedEx guy delivers an iPad mini, UPS guy takes it" The Next Web 12/21
  • "Yacht commissioned by Steve Jobs impounded over unpaid bill to designer Philippe Starck: lawyer" AFP 12/21
  • "Steve Jobs' high-tech yacht impounded over bill dispute" BBC 12/21
  • "Dead Steve Jobs' mega yacht seized by testy Phillipe Starck" The Register 12/21
  • "Steve Jobs' Yacht Is Being Held In Amsterdam Over A Bill Dispute" Business Insider 12/21
  • "Steve Jobs' yacht impounded" CNET News 12/21
  • "Apple Loop: Cook Runner Up for Person of the Year, China iPhone Status, More Patent Drama, Naming Safari" Forbes 12/21
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Granted a Different Project Glass Design Patent" Patent Bolt 11:06 AM
  • "Google to debut Motorola-built 'X phone' next year, takes aim at Apple and Samsung" AppleInsider 12/21
  • "Google 'X Phone' to compete with Apple and Samsung: Google-owned Motorola plans to release a sophisticated new smartphone next year, the Wall Street Journal reports." CNET News 12/21
  • "Google-Motorola working on new flagship 'X Phone' to take on iPhone 5 | 9to5Google" 9 to 5 Google 12/21
  • "Dish faces challenges ramping up its LTE network: The FCC has imposed some strict requirements on Dish's rollout of its recently-granted 4G LTE network." CNET News 12/21
  • "North Korea releases first computer game: Pyongyang Racer offers tour of capital's monuments" The Register 12/21
  • "Flutter Adds Gestural Controls to Netflix, YouTube, and More: The free software now lets you control music and video on the Web through a webcam-equipped computer." Technology Review 12/21
  • "Mobile's Next Major Integrated Layer: OS-Level Home Automation" TechCrunch 12/21
  • "For IT Job-Hunters, Relocation Is a Family Affair" CIO 12/21
  • "Stabuniq malware found on servers at U.S. financial institutions" IDG News Service 12/21
  • "The 'January Effect' for cyberattacks is real, say experts" CSO 12/21
  • "Fuzzy answers on service fees hit RIM: Analysts also cite expected cash burn with BlackBerry 10 launch" MarketWatch 12/21
  • "RIM will let customers pick services from a menu: The company will shift away from its all-in-one model when it introduces BlackBerry 10" IDG News Service 12/21
  • "$99 HiSense Pulse set-top box is powered by Google TV" TG Daily 12/21
  • "Google tests integrating Gmail activities into search results" PCWorld 12/21
  • "Cloud providers ready to strike with nuclear option/Cloud services come with a new risk: terms of use that allow your supplier to pull the plug on your site with little warning" InfoWorld 12/21
  • "Amazon Web Services Adds New Storage For Data Intensive Applications" TechCrunch 12/21
  • "Amazon: TV is about to get way more interesting" Fortune 12/21
  • "MIT boffins demonstrate NEW form of magnetism: Atom can't tell up from down in 'quantum spin liquid'" The Register 12/21
  • "Micron hit by manufacturing glitch, makes loss" EE Times 12/21
  • "Facebook quietly tests new Timeline design" CNET News 12/21
  • "Facebook tests charging $1 to send messages to strangers" BBC 12/21
  • "TV Everywhere, for Real, for Now: NimbleTV Starts a New York Trial Run" AllThingsD 12/21
  • "'AmazonCare' Might Be The Next Page Amazon Takes Out Of Apple's Playbook" TechCrunch 12/21
  • "RIM recognizes strength of Nokia's patent portfolio and signs up for a new license" Foss Patents 12/21
  • "Amazon: TV is about to get way more interesting/With the original programming strategies off all the major Internet video-streaming companies now in place, the TV business is about to change drastically." Fortune 12/21
  • "GoPayment drops Windows Phone support, recommends a new phone" The Verge 12/21
  • "Jim Dalrymple on Apple's CEO Tim Cook, Vendor Appreciation OS Expectations and More" MacVoicesTV 11:41 AM
  • "Introducing Macworld's iPhone 5 Superguide" Macworld 11:09 AM
  • "Dennis Sellers Launches The Apple Daily Report" MacVoicesTV 12/21
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Michael Prospero of Laptop magazine, and John Martellaro of The Mac Observer, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 12/21
  • "Guy Kawasaki Dishes On How Hard It Was To Work For Steve Jobs [Video] ReadWrite 12/21