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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, December 20, 2012


  • "A Big Misunderstanding/Cliff Edwards's 2001 'Sorry, Steve: Here's Why Apple Stores Won't Work' piece for Businessweek is deservingly notorious in the annals of claim chowder, but there are a few things about it worth keeping in mind even today. There's more to it than just a few guys who were wrong about Apple's prospects in retail." Daring Fireball 7:17 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review: The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 7:14 PM
  • "Would Apple want to run your whole living room?" GigaOM 4:20 PM
  • "Apple reportedly pulls plug on project behind portable charger" CNET News 8:52 PM
  • "Apple Cries Foul Over Licensing, Forces Largest-Ever Kickstarter Refund" Wired 4:10 PM
  • "Apple kills a Kickstarter project: Portable power project POP refunding $139,170 to backers" VentureBeat 3:20 PM
  • "Let's Use Patent Fees to Stop the Trolls" Wired 3:24 PM
  • "Former top patent judge: system works 'quite well,' needs to be 'stronger'/Prominent judges with radically different perspectives square off in debate." Ars Technica 2:14 PM
  • "The Apple semiconductor analyst who keeps crying wolf"  Fortune 1:53 PM
  • "If You Weren't Worried About iPhone Sales Before, You Will Be After Reading This Report" Business Insider 1:53 PM
  • "What we'll see in 2013 from Apple" GigaOM 1:27 PM
  • "Exclusive: Corrupt Apple Store Employees Come Forward Across America"  Gizmodo 1:25 PM
  • "Another Apple Patent Gets Smacked Down, And Its 'Thermonuclear War' Becomes Even More Of A Farce" ReadWrite 11:38 AM
  • "Apple/Samsung Smartphone Duopoly Tightens Grip" Forbes 11:00 AM
  • "Hey Apple - Make Innovation, Not War: Right now, it seems as if there's a lot of energy and mindshare being focused on Apple patent litigation, primarily against Samsung since Samsung is one of the few competitors that actually produces smartphones and tablets people buy on a regular basis. In the latest case heard by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, the judge basically told both parties to get real." MacNewsWorld 10:48 AM
  • "Apple Must Settle With Samsung" BYTE 10:16 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Limbo, limbo!" Macworld 9:54 AM
  • "Apple TV screen size revealed: Too big for British living rooms?" The Gadget Show 9:29 AM
  • "My Christmas iPad: One buyer's guide to value" FairerPlatform 8:36 AM
  • "EU will charge Samsung 'very soon' in Apple antitrust case" The Verge 8:36 AM
  • "EU antitrust chief says commission will announce antitrust objections against Samsung over Apple patent disputes" 9 to 5 Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Tim Cook Is the Runner-Up in Time's Person of the Year" Gizmodo 8:01 AM
  • "Tim Cook Picked By Time Magazine As Person Of The Year Runner-Up" App Advice 7:46 AM
  • "What's The Absolute Worst Thing That Happened To Apple In 2012?" Mac 360 7:31 AM
  • "2012: ZDNet's definitive guide to the year in tech" ZDNet 12:32 PM
  • "Enjoy a holiday-themed keyboard with Adaptxt on your Android smartphone" ZDNet 12:32 PM
  • "End of the World: Here's the Only Gadget You'll Need" Techland 12:12 PM
  • "Twitter's downloadable archive: A hands-on tour" PCWorld 11:27 AM
  • "HP Envy Ultrabook 6t-1000 Review" HotHardware 11:13 AM
  • "The top 5 tech bozos of the year: From HP to Apple and Nokia, the tech world suffered as these bozos made a mess the rest of us had to clean up" InfoWorld 11:09 AM
  • "9 app dev projects you should cancel in 2013" InfoWorld 11:09 AM
  • "The Mobile Opportunity That Nokia Let Slip Away" Forbes 11:03 AM
  • "IT Executives Not Worried About Finding Cloud Computing Expertise: Survey" Forbes 11:01 AM
  • "iPhone, Android or Something Completely Different?" E-Commerce Times 10:47 AM
  • "'Black swan' predictions for 2013 include solar storm: U.S. Global Trends report does not include Mayan calendar worries, but a 'solar maximum' or cyberwar could cause problems" Computerworld 10:23 AM
  • "Five big tech stories to watch for in 2013" CNET News 9:58 AM
  • "Google's Singular Silence on Kurzweil" TheStreet 12:40 PM
  • "Selling Motorola's TV Group: a Strategic Mistake for Google?" Forbes 9:49 AM
  • "10 tech blunders to avoid in 2013" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "Wishing For iPad minis" MacMost [cartoon] 8:12 AM