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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, December 1, 2011


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Tuesday Highlights: The Motley Fool post charts of iPod, iPhone, and iPad eras and their contribution to Apple's rise toward becoming a trillion dollar company; Counterpoint Research data over Q1 2018 show an overall dip in YoY US smartphone sales, exception being Apple which has shown record growth of 16% YoY; Quartz shows how important Apple Watch has become in jobs like "airline attendants, bartenders, waiters, baristas, shop owners"; here's how you can run your old 32-bit macOS apps in the latest OSes; analysts believe the TV experience Google offers with YouTube TV is what "Apple promised us but failed to deliver"; Politico details President Trump's "rogue" iPhone security; creepy story straight from SciFi theater where school in China now using face recogition in-class to identify students not paying attention; Stephen Silver at AppleInsider goes inside Consumer Reports' testing regimen for Apple products; PCWorld take new Razer Core X GPU for a spin, even works with Macs; CNET opinion piece calls for Apple to open a watch face store.

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  • "State probing Apple's deal for a new store in Grand Central: Post exposé sparks scrutiny of MTA, lease"  New York Post 7:33 AM
  • "New York State Is Investigating Apple's 'Unique', Dirt Cheap Grand Central Station Deal" Cult of Mac 11:03 AM
  • "New York Not Happy with Apple's Grand Central Store Lease" The Mac Observer 10:52 AM
  • "Apple confirms Grand Central Store will open December 9, State to probe lease" The Next Web 12:39 PM
  • "Motorola's default judgment against Apple to be reviewed by German court in February" Foss Patents 8:22 AM
  • "Apple TV will cost twice as much as current TVs, analyst says" CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "Apple moves to repair its reputation: Apple, ranked the least green of the big tech companies earlier this year, is moving quietly to repair its reputation by switching its vast US east coast data centre from coal to solar power." Guardian 11:58 AM
  • "Apple Announces Arrival of Grand Central Store" ifoAppleStore 4:00 PM
  • "Desktop Operating System Market Share" [Mac OS has 6.46% share, Windows continues to control 92% of the market] NetMarketshare 8:10 AM
  • "Desktop Browser Market Share" [Safari in 4th place with 5% share, trails IE, Firefox, Chrome] NetMarketshare 8:09 AM
  • "Google Chrome Surpasses Firefox as No. 2 Browser" [Paid Membership Required] 8:58 AM
  • "Apple ID phishing scam warning: Emails claiming to be from Apple harvesting Apple IDs for cybercriminals" Macworld UK 8:58 AM
  • "Watch Out For Apple ID Scammers This Christmas" Cult of Mac 11:03 AM
  • "Mozilla ponders demise of Firefox for Apple's Leopard: Proposes dropping support for Mac OS X 10.5 in June" Computerworld 8:15 AM
  • "OS X 10.5 Leopard may lose Firefox in 2012" CNET Reviews 4:00 PM
  • "Apple updates Safari for stability and memory problems: the results" IT.Enquirer 9:25 AM
  • "Digital Music Meets Its Match in Apple iCloud" AllThingsD 8:02 AM
  • "Digital Music Meets Its Match in Apple iCloud" [Paid Membership Required] 8:14 AM
  • "Ahead review: Looking for a presentation tool that doesn't rely on slides? It's time to get Ahead" Macworld UK 8:30 AM
  • "How to Remember Birthdays with Your Mac" Macinstruct 8:42 AM
  • "A New And Efficient Way To Customize Your Mac's Mouse Clicks Per App" Mac 360 7:37 AM
  • "How Alfred The Butler Can Do The Deeds On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:36 AM
  • "The tiny font in mail when opened on a PC further emphasizes Apple Mail is flawed and an embarrassment to use. Probably 75% of messages I see come back in a reply is a complete mess of oddly-emphasized words. This has never once happened using Outlook PC to PC. It's 2011, not 1999, and many of us like to send HTML mail." MacInTouch 3:20 PM
  • "My problem with multiple AppleIDs is solved. I attempted to buy something from the iTunes store, and it insisted that I have a validated email address. This time I chose to validate by security questions instead of email (which had never been sent in many attempts before). It insisted that I update my password to the current specs which include at least one uppercase letter and a number, if I recall correctly. Once done, everything works as expected and a validation email was sent." MacInTouch 3:20 PM
  • "In regards to the Address Book duplicates, there is a Find Duplicates option in the Card Menu. It is easy to remove them." MacInTouch 3:19 PM
Press Releases
  • "Filemaker offers free holiday kits for Bento users" TUAW 3:04 PM
  • "Camino Browser Out in New Version, Still Woos Mac Users" OStatic 10:30 AM
  • "Learn how to type like a pro on your Mac with XType" prMac 8:46 AM
  • "IconBox 2.5 released for OS X - It's like iPhoto for your icons and more" prMac 8:43 AM
  • "All Yazsoft apps for One Mega Low Bundle Price - Over 60% OFF" prMac 8:42 AM
  • "Sugoisoft releases ImageXY 2.0 with image conversion capabilities" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "iPresentee Relaunches the Set of Free Stuff" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "MacPractice Officially Announces Lion Compatibility" MacPractice 7:57 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "New Owners Survey Shows iPhone 4S More Popular than its Apple Predecessor" ["Overall iPhone 4S customer satisfaction ratings show a high degree of approval – with 77% of owners saying they're Very Satisfied and 19% Somewhat Satisfied with their new iPhone. Only 2% of owners say they are Unsatisfied with it."]  ChangeWave Research 7:38 AM
  • "30 percent of iPhone 4 owners paid early termination fee to upgrade to the iPhone 4S" Apple Gazette 6:16 PM
  • "iPhone 4S satisfies 96 percent of owners, researcher says" CNET News 8:02 AM
  • "iPhone 4S most popular iPhone ever: Apple's newest smartphone scores higher satisfaction rating than last year's iPhone 4" Computerworld 1:03 PM
  • "ChangeWave poll finds 96% of users satisfied with iPhone 4S" Fortune 8:04 AM
  • "ChangeWave: 77% of iPhone 4S owners 'very satisfied' but battery issues frustrate" The Next Web 8:36 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 4S really satisfies as iPhone 5, iPad 3 loom" Computerworld 8:55 AM
  • "Survey says: iPhone 4S owners love Siri, hate their batteries" SplatF 8:55 AM
  • "Siri plays a big part in iPhone 4S owner satisfaction" GigaOM 12:34 PM
  • "Lots of iPhone 4S buyers paid early termination fees for their new phones" Appolicious 8:38 AM
  • "iPhone buyers breaking their contracts to get latest model" CNET News 1:03 PM
  • "Best Buy recalls iPhone battery case due to hazard: Recalls about 32,000 Rocketfish battery cases" Reuters 10:23 AM
  • "Research and Markets: Apple Inc. - Strategy and SWOT Report: 93% Growth in Sales of iPhone" Business Wire 8:45 AM
  • "City Professes Its Love For Apple Stores: The city of Riverside (S. Calif.) has been trying to woo Apple retail to their city for several years, says mayor Ron Loveridge, but without success. Now the city has spent $3,500 and three weeks producing a Video that outlines the city's love for the company and its products, intended to convince Tim Cook et al to locate a store in the city." ifoAppleStore 8:27 AM
  • "Sweden Speculation Focused On One Building" ifoAppleStore 8:27 AM
  • "Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak to Talk Tech with Indian CEOs" The Economic Times 8:36 AM
  • "Sprint Rolls Out Network Improvements to Fix iPhone Issues" iDownload Blog 8:27 AM
  • "Another iPhone 4 Self Combusts Just Inches From Its Owner's Face" Cult of Mac 8:17 AM
  • "Another iPhone spontaneously combusts" TG Daily 8:58 AM
  • "Music to their ears: Smule to acquire Khush" Macworld 11:44 AM
  • "Music App-Maker Smule Adds More Voices, Buys Music App-Maker Khush" AllThingsD 10:23 AM
  • "Billy Graham, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama under consideration for first 'living persons or recently deceased' postage stamp" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3:55 PM
  • "iPhone more searched than Kardashian on Yahoo in 2011" CNET News 8:04 AM
  • "iPhone tops celebs, news as most searched on Web" Reuters 1:02 PM
  • "Apple Premium Reseller Square coming to Harvey Nicks" Macworld UK 8:36 AM
  • "Daisey's 1-man Apple-bashing show to return to NYC" [Paid Membership Required] 3:25 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Vending Machines Now Take Google Wallet Payments" [Video Report] MarketWatch 2:15 PM
  • "Google, Retailers in Talks on Fast-Delivery Service" [Paid Membership Required] 1:40 PM
  • "Bitdefender releases Mobile Security for Android devices" V3 1:39 PM
  • "Awards show teases 'PS3 exclusive you won't believe'" TG Daily 1:28 PM
  • "Researchers eye lithium-ion battery breakthrough: Researchers from Northwestern University are working on developing a super-battery that can keep a cellphone charged for a week and be recharged in just 15 minutes." TG Daily 1:27 PM
  • "Graphene transistors compatible with living cells: A team at at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen says it's built the foundation for devices to communicate directly with the human brain." TG Daily 1:26 PM
  • "Gamepro becomes latest magazine casualty" TG Daily 1:26 PM
  • "The BBC Microcomputer and me, 30 years down the line" BBC 7:54 PM
  • "Geeks rejoice as BBC Micro celebrates 30 year anniversary: The home computer that launched a 100 companies" Techworld 1:24 PM
  • "Robots are now learning self-awareness. Next up, I-Robot?" PCWorld 1:23 PM
  • "Costly Kindle fight hurting Barnes & Noble" Reuters 2:27 PM
  • "Barnes & Noble Reports Q2 Net Loss Of $6.6M, Says NOOK Is Now A $220 Million Business" TechCrunch 1:19 PM
  • "Renesas Plans Upgrade for Japan Chip Production to Handle Major Earthquakes" IDG News Service 11:33 AM
  • "Skyrim update makes dragons FLY BACKWARDS: Magic mishaps, other glitches introduced by bug-fix" Register Hardware 1:35 PM
  • "Facebook was 'the first innovator in privacy,' COO says" CNNMoney 2:09 PM
  • "Facebook Boosts Character Limit to Over 60,000" PC Magazine 11:30 AM
  • "How Can This End Well? Acer's Ultrabooks To Cost $500 In 2013" Forbes 2:20 PM
  • "Acer to cut ultrabook prices to US$799-899 in 2Q12, says company president" DigiTimes 10:38 AM
  • "Intuit Plans to Offer Free Phone Tax Advice" [Paid Membership Required] 9:41 AM
  • "The Mac|Life Show: MyPadLife" Mac|Life 10:07 AM
  • "Refurbished Mac buying guide" Macworld 10:18 AM
  • "External desktop hard drives buying guide" Macworld 9:08 AM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Operating System Market Share" [iOS holds lead at 54.04% followed by Java, then Android] NetMarketshare 8:08 AM
  • "Mobile/Tablet Browser Market Share" [Safari commands 55% share] NetMarketshare 8:08 AM
  • "U.S. Senator Al Franken Sends Public Letter to Carrier IQ Asking For Answers" Cult of Mac 9:04 PM
  • "Apple Says Phasing Out Tracking Software" [Paid Membership Required] 4:24 PM
  • "AT&T, Sprint confirm use of Carrier IQ rootkit software on handsets: Verizon, RIM, Nokia insist their handsets don't support the software" Computerworld 1:29 PM
  • "Apple: We Stopped Supporting Carrier IQ With iOS 5"  AllThingsD 2:45 PM
  • "Carrier IQ is on some iOS devices, but doesn't appear as nefarious as on other platforms" 9 to 5 Mac 8:20 AM
  • "Carrier IQ software is on iPhones, too, but you can turn it off [Updated] Houston Chronicle 10:55 AM
  • "Is Your Phone One Of The 140 Million Running This Nasty Tracking Software?" Business Insider 9:52 AM
  • "Rumor: LTE iPhone 5 And iPad 3 In 2012" Apple Bitch 8:43 AM
  • "Gallery: MacBook vs. Ultrabooks" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:07 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Eyes Lighter Materials, New Construction Methods for Portables" Patently Apple 3:05 PM
  • "Apple reveals using Siri & Non-Visual Controls for Future Devices" Patently Apple 12:03 PM
  • "Apple Invents Digital Device Handshake using Next-Gen Cameras & Invisible Inks" Patently Apple 9:01 AM
  • "Apple exploring photo-generated digital avatars for iOS Game Center" AppleInsider 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Eyeing Ways To Improve IOS Device Cameras" MacNews 10:52 AM
  • "I just received my carrier-unlocked iPhone 4S (black/64GB) today. I'm replacing an iPhone 4. The screen on the new iPhone 4S has a yellowish tint to it. It looks like an incorrect white-balance setting. It's very subtle but immediately and always noticeable, and hideous." MacInTouch 3:19 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Space Miner HD For iPad Is Free Today (Was $4.99)" Apple Sliced 7:57 AM
  • "OvenBreak Infinity For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7:57 AM
  • "Ninjatown: Trees Of Doom HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 7:57 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 15 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:37 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 7:58 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:58 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:58 AM
  • "iPod Nano Buyer's Guide -Up To $20 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 1:52 PM
  • "iPad Accessories Buyer's Guide -Best Selling Apple iPad Accessories -From $4 To $250 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 12:32 PM

  • "Review: NewerTech and Targus USB Hubs For Gifts" MacNN 9:47 AM
  • "Review: TwelveSouth BassJump 2 portable subwoofer for MacBook" Beatweek Magazine 11:45 AM
  • "Cave Story+ Review" Mac|Life 10:18 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Impressions: Black Ops Zombies for iOS" Destructoid 6:15 PM
  • "Infinity Blade 2 review: Oh so pretty, oh so good" GigaOM 6:17 PM
  • "Stupid Zombies Takes Brains And Bullets To Win"  iPhone Savior 5:24 PM
  • "As good as it sounds: While my musical talents are mostly confined to knowing How To build a playlist in iTunes, I continue to be astonished at the breadth of music-related apps available for Apple's iDevices." Sydney Morning Herald 7:52 AM
  • "iA Writer Features iCloud Syncing Between Mac and iPad" 148Apps 8:36 AM
  • "Infinity Blade II: the best thing to happen to iPad/iPhone games?" CNET Reviews 4:18 PM
  • "Chair Entertainment / Epic Games Infinity Blade II" iLounge 1:29 PM
  • "iPhone App Video Review: Infinity Blade II" Appolicious 1:03 PM
  • "Waze – Social GPS navigation, traffic & road Reports Review: Crowd-sourced navigation and traffic app adds an element of game-playing" Macworld 8:28 AM
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Samurai Bloodshow" Appletell 8:18 AM
  • "Get Dino-Serious with Jurassic Park – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 4:01 PM
  • "Join the Kingdom of Unbelievaville in Happily Ever After – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 8:36 AM
  • "'Princess Punt' Review - Have Minions, Will Travel" Touch Arcade 8:35 AM
  • "'Judge Dredd vs. Zombies' Review - Guys, Dredd Is The Law" Touch Arcade 3:22 PM
  • "Judge Dredd vs. Zombies Review: 2000 AD's futuristic super cop blasts the walking dead in this new action shooter from UK's Rebellion. But justice comes with a hefty price..." 148Apps 8:14 AM
  • "Assassin's Creed Recollection Review" 148Apps 11:06 AM
  • "Sparkle 2: EVO Review/Explore the abyss and help evolve your organism." 148Apps 10:08 AM
  • "Inertia: Escape Velocity Review/Inertia: Escape Velocity gives players complete control over gravity, but it's up to them to master its use." 148Apps 2:45 PM
  • "Traffic Panic 3D Review: It might seem simple on the surface, but Traffic Panic 3d is a complete nightmare to a person's productivity." 148Apps 12:06 PM
  • "Egg Punch Review: Egg Punch turns one bird's quest to recover its lost feathers into a wacky game of mini golf." 148Apps 3:14 PM
  • "Carrier IQ: How To Find It, And How To Deal With It" TechCrunch 11:44 AM
  • "How To: iOS 5 multitasking gestures on iPad" FairerPlatform 9:05 AM
  • "iOS Tip: Rename Your iOS Device Without A Computer Or iTunes" MacTrast 10:50 AM
  • "iOS 5.0.1 and iTunes Match kill Genius list button" Mac OS X Hints 10:05 AM
  • "Cassandra: Friday Review – The Weekend Arrives" Amitiae 9:29 PM
  • "Carrier IQ: More privacy alarms, more confusion" CNET News 4:55 PM
  • "Apple: We Don't Use Carrier IQ... In Most Of Our Products... Anymore" TechCrunch 4:54 PM
  • "iPads in the enterprise: CEO ego is driving adoption" VentureBeat 2:45 PM
  • "How Apple Is Burying Its Scrooge Image" Valleywag 1:52 PM
  • "Get Ready For 'Apple Fever' In China, The iPhone 4S Will Be On Sale There Shortly" Business Insider 1:31 PM
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: Top 5 Apple Stories of 2011" The Mac Observer 11:57 AM
  • "Steve Jobs on Changing the World (Video)" MacTrast 10:51 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Oh, great" Macworld [Paid Membership Required] 9:52 AM
  • "Assange: 'iPhone, Blackberry, Gmail users - you're all screwed'" The Register 9:40 AM
  • "The Northern Spy: Surplus G5s, Apple IDs, The Interrregnum" MacNews 9:18 AM
  • "Office on iPad and Mac: Late's Just Barely Better Than Never" MacNewsWorld 8:28 AM
  • "Siri is Dumb. There, We Said It." PC Magazine 4:57 PM
  • "Feminists Are Angry, Siri's Engineers Must Be Doing Something Right" Forbes 4:00 PM
  • "Siri Is Sexist" Forbes 10:51 AM
  • "Siri Means You'll (Almost) Never Have to Die: Technology such as Apple's Siri and the voice-recognition software in Android will make your persona live forever" Bloomberg Businessweek 8:02 AM
  • "ACLU to Apple: Make Siri List Abortion Clinics" LAPTOP Magazine 2:00 PM
  • "Siri could become a political minefield for Apple" GigaOM 11:44 AM
  • "Let's Stop with the Siri Baiting" TidBITS 9:02 AM
  • "Debunked: Ridiculous claims of 'pro-life' bias in Siri"  TUAW 8:34 AM
  • "Apple: Siri isn't anti-abortion/Voice command app accused of hiding clinics" The Register 8:14 AM
  • "Apple denies claims that Siri is anti-abortion" BBC 8:02 AM
  • "Is Apple's Siri anti-abortion? Siri, the voice-activated assistant on the new iPhone 4S, is apparently filtering out certain results, including the location of nearby abortion clinics." Christian Science Monitor 7:34 AM
  • "Consumers Don't Care About Windows Tablets? No Problem: Research firm Forrester has conducted a survey that supposedly reveals that consumer interest in Windows-based tablets–once quite high–is now tanking." PCWorld 5:28 PM
  • "Are you embarrassed by your TV? New Sony survey says one out of three of you are." ZDNet 1:51 PM
  • "10 of the Best Geeky Places in San Francisco" Wired 1:46 PM
  • "Chrome Overtakes Firefox in Global Browser Share ... Or Does It?" PC Magazine 11:29 AM
  • "Surprise! Certified IT jobs are paying less: Tech employment is on the rise, but the traditional premiums paid to certified techies has reached a 12-year low" InfoWorld 10:58 AM
  • "Devops: IT's latest paper tiger/No half-baked movement can solve the broad, complex challenge of bridging the divide between app dev and operations" InfoWorld 10:58 AM
  • "If Facebook Made a Phone, Would You Friend It? Experts weigh in on whether the concept would be a hit with users." Technology Review 1:21 PM
  • "12 Things You Didn't Know Facebook Could Do" New York Times 11:37 AM
  • "Despite FTC Settlement, Facebook Still Playing Coy on Privacy" Forbes 10:46 AM
  • "Big fish, little pond: Some IT execs go small, and love it/It's a small company with an even smaller IT department, and it's all yours. Tech execs share the pros and cons of SMB leadership." Computerworld 10:31 AM
  • "Why Are Companies Pumping Brakes On Desktop Virtualization?" CRN 10:29 AM
  • "Review: A laptop bag that can charge gadgets" CNN 10:27 AM
  • "7 questions that Carrier IQ needs to address immediately" ZDNet 1:49 PM
  • "Google Indoor Maps: 6 Uses, Good To Ugly/Google Maps Floor Plans of malls, airports, and the like are mostly about increasing ad revenue. Consider the use cases, from good to perhaps ugly." InformationWeek 10:06 AM
  • "Transformer Prime is a quad-core stunner" [Video Report] MSNBC 11:21 AM
  • "7 things Ultrabooks need next" CNET News 10:02 AM
  • "Videogame Consoles Still Selling Like Hotcakes, But How Much Life Is Left in the Aging Hardware?" AllThingsD 9:48 AM
  • "10 Tech Predictions for 2012" TheStreet 9:37 AM
  • "Yahoo buyer must fire board" Fortune 2:21 PM
  • "Yahoo!'s Next Problem: Facebook IPO" TheStreet 9:37 AM
  • "HTC cuts revenue forecasts amidst slumping Android sales" Edible Apple 9:40 AM
  • "1-In-3 Online Consumers To Use A Tablet By 2014" MacNews 9:19 AM
  • "iDrive Steering Wheel Mount for iPad Is An AWESOME IDEA" Gizmodo 7:05 PM
  • "Colbert: Apple's Siri 'is clearly an arch conservative woman'" MSNBC 11:20 AM
  • "Robin Williams offers Apple advice on how to make Siri even better" ZDNet 10:57 AM
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 9:01 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Tecca has a new iPhone and iPad app: Go get it! Get personalized recommendations, local deals, and more" Tecca 7:15 PM
  • "1960s IBM standard-issue wall clock tops Don Draper's wish list" CNET News 6:16 PM
  • "The Official Spotify iPad App Is Coming Soon" Cult of Mac 5:01 PM
  • "The Official Spotify iPad App Is Coming Soon" Cult of Mac 4:24 PM
  • "NFL '11 For iPad Updated With Access To Thursday Night Football Online Broadcast" App Advice 4:00 PM
  • "eMac converted to self-tweeting cat bed" TUAW 1:38 PM
  • "Parallels Names New Execs, Eyes Growth" MacNews 12:33 PM
  • "Google Catalogs now available on iPad" Appletell 11:43 AM
  • "Trapster 4.5 For iPhone Finally Knows Where You're Going, Adds Realtime Traffic Overlays & More" Cult of Mac 11:03 AM
  • "HSBC Mobile Banking App Ranks No. 1 in UAE App Store" PRNewswire 9:18 AM
  • "Trade using Your iPad With IG Markets South Africa" PRNewswire 9:18 AM
  • "Bluegiga Enables the Development of Bluetooth® 4.0 Accessories for iPhone 4S" PRNewswire 9:18 AM
  • "SonicWALL Launches Mobile Connect App for iOS" PRNewswire 9:18 AM
  • "iPhone App Promoting Cyber-Bullying Reaches 3 Million Users" PRNewswire 9:18 AM
  • "Cute Learning Tool on iPhone & iPad: 'Word Wizard', the Talking Spelling app, Invites Kids to Play With Words" PRNewswire 9:18 AM
  • "Classic Mac games: Glider 1.0 for OS X, iPhone & iPad" FairerPlatform 12:33 PM
  • "iPad games: Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies" FairerPlatform 9:06 AM
  • "Top 5 must have health apps for iPad" iPad.Blorge 9:05 AM
  • "EA Launches New Tetris® Game on the App Store Today: Tetris®, Re-imagined! Discover the All-New One Touch Revolution and Experience Visionary New Ways to Play!" Business Wire 10:59 AM
  • "App Rank +, See the Global Android Application Market on Your iPhone" Business Wire 8:45 AM
  • "Rolling Stone Magazine to Join iPad" PadGadget 8:37 AM
  • "Eating App Tells You How Healthy—or Not—Your Meal Was" Technology Review 8:15 AM
  • "Infinity Blade II hits the IOS App Store" The Inquirer 8:15 AM
  • "Retro iStation - The Ultimate Holiday Gift For Any Apple Fan?" App Advice 8:14 AM
  • "This Crayola Crayon Box Dock Powers Up Your iPhone and Your Imagination" iPhone Savior 7:44 AM
  • "PlayHaven Opens its iOS Publishers to 3rd Party Mobile Service Providers" prMac 2:50 PM
  • "Rolling Stone and MEI Team Up to Develop Beatles iPad App" prMac 10:07 AM
  • "Immersive Book: SO! The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter" prMac 10:07 AM
  • "SMEStorage Cloud FTP provides ubiquitous access to over 30 File Clouds" prMac 8:46 AM
  • "AirPrint enabled printing solutions goes mobile with Air Printer for iOS" prMac 8:43 AM
  • "1TapSettings - Direct access to iOS Settings - Bluetooth, WI-FI, ..." prMac 8:43 AM
  • "Mathris HD - A Math Arcade Game for iPad Hits the App Store" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "IQideas multi award-winning miQube 3D now available on iPad" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "The Logger - Keep an eye on your computer when you are out" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "Christmas fun made with clay in Sparky, The Christmas Elf for iOS" prMac 7:59 AM
  • "So Ouat! releases its latest ebook, The Adventures of Peter Pan" prMac 7:43 AM
  • "Sprightly Software Discounts Trip Journal for Business on iPad/iPhone" prMac 7:43 AM
  • "Chain Word for iOS - Change a Letter at a Time to Create Chains of Words" prMac 7:43 AM
  • "Christmas Puzzle for Kids 1.0 - 13 Easy, Medium, and Hard Jigsaw Puzzles" prMac 7:43 AM
  • "The Photo Cookbook 6.0 - Select Favorite Recipes and Add Notes" prMac 7:43 AM
  • "PDL Productions Unveils 3 in 3 Campaign" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Neoappz introduces Places Around 1.0 for iOS - Find Places of Interest" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Christmas Face - Holidays photo maker for your iPhone" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "Flight Unlimited - Stunning iOS Flight Simulator is Now Available" prMac 7:42 AM
  • "New StratPad for iPad Simplifies Business Strategy Development" prMac 7:38 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP: S&P Cuts Debt Rating, But Now Out Of The Doghouse" Barron's 9:51 AM
  • "S&P slices Hewlett-Packard's debt rating" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:42 AM
  • "S&P Cuts H-P Rating by Two Notches" [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "HP chief aims for software revenue leap: report" Reuters 9:54 AM
  • "HP's Mysterious Search for Software Growth" TheStreet 2:11 PM
  • "For HP, a Simple Argument With Oracle Over Intel's Itanium Chip" AllThingsD 9:48 AM
  • "HP: ARM chips could handle a fifth of server workloads" ZDNet UK 1:53 PM
  • "IBM, HP Lead Server Shipments in Q3: IDC" eWeek 10:41 AM
  • "IBM, Micron tag team on 3D memory breakthrough: Vertical DRAM juices bandwidth, efficiency" The Register 1:33 PM
  • "IBM, Micron to build hybrid memory with TSVs" EE Times 11:44 AM
  • "Official: Lenovo adopts Windows Phone/MS OS handsets out in 2012" Register Hardware 1:34 PM
  • "Report: Lenovo Releasing Windows Phone in 2012" PC Magazine 11:30 AM
  • "Lenovo looks to jump on the Windows Phone bandwagon in second half of 2012" ZDNet 1:50 PM
  • "Microsoft should avoid RIM and Yahoo, analyst says" MarketWatch 2:14 PM
  • "No, Microsoft Isn't Going To Bid For RIMM (Or Yahoo)" Forbes 2:21 PM
  • "Microsoft to share more details on its Windows 8 app store" ZDNet 1:49 PM
  • "IE9 Continues to Climb on Windows 7" PCWorld 11:33 AM
  • "Oracle Leaves Databases Vulnerable, Say Researchers: As SQL injection attacks and other advanced threats gain traction, researchers complain that Oracle's other application efforts distract it from shoring up database security." Dark Reading 10:05 AM
  • "AMD moves away from Intel rivalry, rethinks course: New CEO Rory Read eschews 'outdated' mindset" Computerworld 10:30 AM
  • "Intel regains semiconductor market leadership" TG Daily 1:28 PM
  • "Intel bounces back in 2011 chip company ranking" EE Times 10:39 AM
  • "Intel VC arm to expand China investments in 2012" MarketWatch 9:49 AM
  • "Intel CTO to visit Taiwan and discuss new technologies" DigiTimes 10:38 AM
  • "Intel denies $100 subsidy on ultrabooks" CNET News 2:25 PM
  • "Obama Fortifies Efforts To Protect Critical Infrastructure: President asks administration to beef up efforts to work with private sector to keep power grid, Internet and other foundational U.S. networks safe." InformationWeek 2:30 PM
  • "Cloud Computing as a Threat to Older Tech Companies" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:55 AM
  • "IT's most wanted: Mainframe programmers" InfoWorld 10:58 AM
  • "U.S. chip firms beat rivals in 2011, says IHS" EE Times 10:38 AM
  • "The Road Ahead: Gartner's Outlook For 2012 And Beyond/Gartner this morning unveiled its list of predictions for the IT sector for 2012 and beyond." Forbes 10:45 AM
  • "2011's most notable tech industry deaths" Network World 11:38 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "The thermodynamics of Apple's share price" asymco 8:18 AM
  • "Apple: J.P. Morgan Lifts Ests; Sees More iPhones, Fewer iPads" Forbes 9:39 AM
  • "Apple - Is Now a Good Time to Invest?" Seeking Alpha 10:23 AM
  • "New Apple Board Member Bob Iger Buys $1M In AAPL Shares" MacRumors 8:28 AM
Industry News
  • "Yahoo buyout talk takes tech's center stage" MarketWatch 4:22 PM
  • "Red-Hot Markets Cool Off Amid Mixed Economic Signals" FOXBusiness 10:51 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Decline After Three-Day Rally" Bloomberg 4:22 PM
  • "Stocks Stumble as Sarkozy, Merkel Steal Market Mojo" TheStreet 4:23 PM
  • "Blue chips can't keep up the rally: U.S. stocks ended mixed Thursday, after a big rally on Wednesday, as investors were reluctant to push prices higher amid ongoing worries about Europe." CNNMoney 4:23 PM
  • "Dow Ends Down 25 Points: Blue-chip stocks snapped a three-day winning streak as investors regrouped following the biggest one-day advance since March 2009 and awaited a key jobs Report." [Paid Membership Required] 4:23 PM
  • "Stocks: Investors take a breather" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canada stocks dip; mining down on Chinese data: Loonie logs fourth straight day of gains against U.S. dollar" MarketWatch 2:14 PM
  • "U.K. stocks end lower, led by Lloyds, RBS: Banking shares fall, driving down FTSE 100" MarketWatch 11:53 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian shares join global rally" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks fall, breaking winning streak/Euro-zone manufacturing activity slumps in November" MarketWatch 11:53 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:18 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:19 PM

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