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Weekend Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Samsung tablet sales banned again: US technology giant Apple has won another temporary injunction to stop rival Samsung from selling its Galaxy tablet computer in Australia."  ABC News Australia 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Wins Extension on Samsung Tablet Ban in Australia" Bloomberg 7:58 AM
  • "Apple Wins Longer Ban on Galaxy in Australia as Samsung Christmas at Risk" Bloomberg 8:19 AM
  • "Apple Wins Extension on Samsung Tablet Ban in Australia" [Video Report] Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Apple gives Samsung some work-around options for its iPhone and iPad design patents"  The Verge 4:09 PM
  • "Apple to Samsung: There's More Than One Way to Design a Tablet" The Mac Observer 8:30 PM
  • "Apple Will Re-Invent Television: There is re-invigorated conversation around Apple and its Apple TV efforts in light of Steve Jobs's comments to Walter Isaacson that he has finally cracked the TV interface. And now again with recent Wall St Analysts voicing their conviction that 2012 will be the year of Apple TV. We all know Apple wants a play in the television arena. Apple TV is still a hobby to them but at some point in time Apple TV will become a business and a healthy one at that."  Tech.pinions 8:50 AM
  • "Apple Executive in Charge of Government Sales Is Said to Depart" Bloomberg 8:19 AM
  • "Apple MTA deal draws new call for probe: Apple's controversial deal with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to open a chic new store at Grand Central Terminal is drawing fresh scrutiny." New York Post 7:44 AM
  • "New York City's MTA Tells Grand Central Apple Store Critics: 'Bring It On'" Cult of Mac 11:56 AM
  • "The big bang theory of computing: HP's CEO Meg Whitman admitted that, when iPads are included, Apple will overtake HP as the world's leader in computer shipments." asymco 8:07 AM
  • "Thai flooding finally hits Apple with 2TB drive shortage" Ars Technica 7:49 PM
  • "Wikileak's Assange warns of Apple iTunes spy portal"  Computerworld 8:48 AM
  • "Why Today Is a Very Good Day to Update Java on Your Computer" AllThingsD 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Seeds OS X 10.7.3 Build 11D24 to Developers" MacRumors 4:16 PM
  • "Apple seeds updated OS X 10.7.3 (build 11D24) to developers" 9 to 5 Mac 4:15 PM
  • "Apple Releases Keynote 5.1.1 for OS X" MacRumors 8:07 AM
  • "Keynote Update Addresses Large File Issues in Lion" The Mac Observer 8:25 AM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Decoding Apple's Safari 5.1.2 release notes" Macworld 4:15 PM
  • "How did you find someone to consolidate your [Apple ID] accounts? I have tried before, only to be told that it can't be done 'at the present time.'" MacInTouch 9:51 PM
  • "Some guidelines for font usage in email would be helpful to both Windows and Mac users. As a long-time Mac user, I have accumulated far more fonts than I need, just by migrating from one Mac to another, and have no idea if some of them are obsolete or unsupported elsewhere." MacInTouch 9:51 PM
  • "Mission Control has won me over: In my review of Mac OX X 10.7 Lion (Personal Technology, July 22), I found annoyances with Launchpad and Mission Control. But I've recently begun to warm to Mission Control, much to my surprise."  Seattle Times 2:18 PM
  • "Inpaint makes it easy to remove objects from your photos" Macworld 7:34 PM
  • "Choose the right Mac microphone for speech recognition" Macworld 11:00 AM
  • "Enable Retina- Like HiDPI Display Modes In OS X Lion [Video How-To] Cult of Mac 10:31 AM
  • "How to Install Ubuntu 11.10 in OS X Using VMware Fusion" Macinstruct 8:27 AM
  • "Can I Use iTunes Home Sharing Across the Internet? [Ask MacRx] Cult of Mac 8:23 AM
  • "How To: Combine Multiple PDFs In Preview" Macenstein 8:57 AM
  • "Disable the Empty Trash Warning in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 12:18 PM
  • "Where Does Your Time Go? Use A Mac Task Timer To Know" NoodleMac 8:27 AM
  • "The Best Money You'll Spend For The Best Mac Utility App To Make You Happy" Mac 360 8:28 AM
  • "The Flaws In This Cheap, Easy, Instant Warning System For Your Mac Notebook" Mac 360 8:28 AM
  • "The Best Pandora App For Your Mac Music Pleasure" PixoBebo 8:28 AM
  • "Firefox to Drop Leopard Support. So What?" Low End Mac 9:52 PM
  • "'Obsolete' Computers Still Have Value" Low End Mac 9:52 PM
  • "Lion discussion continues with more explanation about how document-open operations work now, plus Snow Leopard compatibility with new Macs, along with tips and notes about Address Book issues and alternatives." MacInTouch 9:50 PM
  • "Preview of Productive Macs -a New Productivity Bundle for Mac" Your Mac Life 7:30 PM
Press Releases
  • "Viewpoints: The Blue Jackal and the Lion" prMac 9:04 AM
  • "Learn - Pixelmator 2 - Video Training App from The Mac U now available" prMac 8:30 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple executives say iPhone 3GS, Kindle Fire will expand interest in iOS devices" AppleInsider 7:50 PM
  • "Apple Questioned by German Data Regulator About Carrier IQ" Bloomberg 7:58 AM
  • "Apple says it mostly stopped using controversial phone tracker Carrier IQ – mostly" Appolicious 8:17 AM
  • "AT&T, Sprint Defend Use of Carrier IQ User Tracking Software" Bloomberg 7:58 AM
  • "Carrier IQ: We're Not Wiretapping You" Mashable 1:01 PM
  • "CarrierIQ clicktracking scandal pulls Samsung and HTC into class action suit" VentureBeat 12:44 PM
  • "UK mobile operators: We don't use Carrier IQ" ZDNet UK 9:21 AM
  • "comScore: iPhone 4S has Apple gaining share despite Android" Electronista 12:59 PM
  • "iPhone widens Blackberry lead: Research in Motion Ltd.'s Blackberry has lost more smartphone market share in the last three months, while Apple Inc.'s iPhone has widened its lead over Blackberry." Washington Business Journal 1:00 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 4S Drawing Strong Satisfaction Ratings: Survey" eWeek 7:50 AM
  • "iPhone 4S users love Siri - but hate their battery life" TG Daily 7:46 AM
  • "New Owners Survey Shows iPhone 4S More Popular than its Apple Predecessor"MacPrices 12/2"  12:21 PM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S2 outsells iPhone 4S in Apple handset's first month in shops" Daily Mail (UK) 7:46 AM
  • "Sprint Hopes to Resolve iPhone 4S Growing Pains Soon" Mashable 8:17 AM
  • "Developer Interest in iPad Grows While iPhone Declines" PadGadget 7:50 PM
  • "Apple boots app after it runs afoul of subscription policy" Appolicious 1:41 PM
  • " iPhone App Pulled for Skirting In-App Purchasing Policy" Wired 4:14 PM
  • "No more iPads for New York City teachers? The schools' ActiveSync networks are now off limits to new Apple and Android tablets" Fortune 7:36 PM
  • "December 16th iPhone 4S Launches to Include Russia and Brazil" MacRumors 9:56 AM
  • "Mobile Apps Approaching Major Milestone of 1 Million Apps in Marketplace: Mobilewalla" PRNewswire 8:33 AM
  • "Siri Hack Allows You to Control Your Home Via Voice" PC Magazine 12:07 PM
  • "Apple's Siri Is Not Anti-Abortion" FOXNews 1:41 PM
  • "Apple's Siri irks abortion rights advocates" Reuters 11:00 AM
  • "Apple iPhone search Siri helps users find prostitutes and Viagra but not an abortion" Telegraph 7:45 AM
  • "iPhone tops Yahoo's year in search" USA Today 7:50 AM
  • "'iPhone' the top Yahoo search of 2011" UPI 12:35 PM
  • "Festive Shipping Deadlines For Apple Store" AppleBitch 8:24 AM
  • "Syrian authorities ban the use of iPhones" The Next Web 8:23 AM
  • "Report: Syria bans iPhone to cover up crackdown on anti-Assad protests" Haaretz 9:40 AM
  • "'Ugly Meter' App Raises Ire with Cyberbullying Opponents" LAPTOP Magazine 8:09 AM
  • "10 Awesome iPhone Apps You Can't Get Any More" [Slideshow] Techland 8:22 AM
  • "Mophie, Rocketfish Battery Packs Recalled Over Fire Hazard" The Mac Observer 9:04 AM
  • "Magnificent 18-Foot Great White Shark Caught In The Wild On An iPhone 4S [Video] Cult of Mac 9:18 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Mozilla pushes Firefox fuddy-duddies toward the future" CNET News 2:05 PM
  • "Science Museum throws Robotville parade" [Slideshow] ZDNet UK 2:04 PM
  • "Femtocells, NFC and Bluetooth among emerging mobile security risks" V3 1:51 PM
  • "Most say technology has improved our lives" USA Today 1:50 PM
  • "Droid 4 QWERTY slider revealed, Droid Xyboard LTE tablets coming this month to Verizon" The Verge 1:55 PM
  • "Quantum computing comes closer as diamonds get spooky: Boffins 'entangle' synthi-gems at room temperature" The Register 1:45 PM
  • "Swiss team demonstrates long-lasting quantum network" TG Daily 1:40 PM
  • "HTML5 to create new challenges for security pros in 2012: Sophos/The web language enables new capabilities, but introduces new risks" Techworld 1:38 PM
  • "Cornell Prof: Carrier IQ affair 'my worst nightmare'/Engineering professor calls smartphone software 'appalling invasion of privacy'" Network World 11:53 AM
  • "Box Takes On Microsoft, Google for Cloud Dominance: Box CEO Aaron Levie talks about battling Microsoft, creating an app ecosystem for business, and more." PC Magazine 11:45 AM
  • "Wikileaks names 160 mass spyware vendors" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:31 AM
  • "Samsung makes sensor-in-pixel display" EE Times 10:27 AM
  • "Yahoo Messenger flaw enables spamming through other people's status messages" IDG News Service 10:20 AM
  • "'What's your handle?' to replace 'What's your number?'" Computerworld 10:20 AM
  • "Cable Companies To Resell Verizon Wireless Service" Associated Press 9:52 AM
  • "WD dries out flood-trashed fab, pumps out first disks: Deadly Thai disaster cost biz at least $50m to clean up" Channel Register 1:46 PM
  • "Western Digital partly resumes Thai output" Reuters 9:58 AM
  • "Google to Close on Admeld Purchase" [Paid Membership Required] 1:53 PM
  • "Google+ Hangouts Enable Free Phone Calls" eWeek 10:29 AM
  • "Google Search Tweaked to Punt Parked Domains" eWeek 10:29 AM
  • "Google mulls Amazon Prime-like service" TG Daily 1:40 PM
  • "Google Targets Amazon's 'Prime' With 1-Day Delivery" [Paid Membership Required] 9:34 AM
  • "RIM writes off value of PlayBook tablet inventory, says it sold 14.1M BlackBerrys in quarter" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:42 AM
  • "RIM to miss forecasts due to poor PlayBook sales" CNNMoney 9:27 AM
  • "Android app tells you if Carrier IQ is on your phone--kinda" CNET News 8:19 AM
  • "A New Coating Promises the End of Smudges: Materials-coating advance could lead to eyeglasses that shed fingerprints." Technology Review 8:06 AM
  • "How Avid came to Apple.: This is the monthly excerpt from John Buck's book, Timeline. The ebook is sold at Amazon and Apple iBooks" Tumblr 10:51 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets The Loop's Jim Dalrymple, Macworld's Lex Friedman, and AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 7:31 PM
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 28 - ...It's Time to Play the GAME!!!" Touch Arcade 4:15 PM
  • "Infinity Blade II, Smartphone Tracking, Bathroom TVs + More (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 12:20 PM
  • "Déjà vu: Looks like TJ Maxx may be selling iPad 2s for $399 tomorrow" 9 to 5 Mac 8:28 PM
  • "Apple's iOS safer and more secure than Android, says McAfee" CNET News 12:45 PM
  • "Apple Cleverly Reinventing Emoticons & Dreaming of 3D Avatars"  Patently Apple 12:03 PM
  • "iPhone battery life issues may continue to vex users—even post iOS 5.1" Ars Technica 8:09 AM
  • "iPhone battery woes persist with Apple's first iOS 5.1 beta" AppleInsider 8:07 AM
  • "Upgrade MacBook with SSD and Hard Drive, 15" MacBook Air Ultrabook Slayer Coming?, and More" Low End Mac 9:52 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Saving Yello For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:24 AM
  • "Line Birds For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:24 AM
  • "Call Of Atlantis (Premium) For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:24 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 15 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:20 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:29 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:29 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 8:29 AM
  • "It is MacConnection weekend at 9to5mac" 9 to 5 Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Get a refurbished MacBook Air for $699 shipped" CNET News 8:32 AM
  • "iPad Buyer's Guide -Prices Up To $50 Off Original Price -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 1:13 PM

  • "Apple Thunderbolt Display 27in monitor: Pricey but gorgeous and well-equipped 27in monitor for Thunderbolt capable MacBooks." Register Hardware 8:23 AM
  • "WD My Passport Studio 1TB external hard drive: A durable and stylish portable hard drive that offers fast data transfer and encryption." Register Hardware 8:23 AM
  • "Review: ZooGue Case for iPhone 4/4S" [Video Review] RunAroundTech 12:14 PM
  • "iKurv speaker dock for iPhone, iPod review" Appletell 8:07 AM
  • "LunaTik Watch Bands Make Your IPod Nano A Wristwatch" MacNews 9:22 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on with Dijit's universal remote app for iPad" Engadget 12:16 PM
  • "Stay on top of your online purchases with Delivery Status iOS and Mac apps" The Next Web 8:20 AM
  • "Scan To PDF Review: Scanning app has potential, but too many frustrations" Macworld 2:27 PM
  • "TwitterStream HD Review: It's Twitter, but with a relaxing twist!" 148Apps 9:17 AM
  • "Infinity Blade 2 Review: Infinity Blade 2 is the sequel to Epic and Chair Entertainment's hack 'n slash dueling RPG, with expanded story elements, and new combat options." 148Apps 1:05 PM
  • "iPad 2's flagship game has arrived [Video Report] MSNBC 12:05 PM
  • "Minecraft Pocket Edition – It's Not For Everyone" PadGadget 8:20 AM
  • "New Tetris – A Brand New iOS Take On A Classic" Apple'n'Apps 8:28 PM
  • "2D snowboarding games for iOS" Download 7:50 PM
  • "It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Every Fanboy's Dream Come True, Superman For iPad" PadGadget 8:21 AM
  • "'Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies' Review – A Fun, if Premature, Reanimation" Touch Arcade 1:28 PM
  • "'Bag It!' Review - Bagging Groceries Should Always Be This Fun" Touch Arcade 8:31 AM
  • "Sprinkle Junior Review: Sprinkle Junior is a hyper-accessible follow-up to Mediocre's supremely awesome water physics firefighting title." 148Apps 2:06 PM
  • "Jurassic Rush Review: Run and jump to stay away from prehistoric predators." 148Apps 8:20 AM
  • "Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies Review/The popular Call of Duty Zombies mode returns." 148Apps 11:15 AM
  • "Holiday Havoc Review: Holiday Havoc is an arcade-style game that has players trying to save Christmas presents from sentient toys." 148Apps 10:30 AM
  • "Six tips for mastering Siri: Turn the voice control features in the iPhone 4S into an impressive productivity tool" Macworld 1:58 PM
  • "Carrier IQ and the iPhone – What You Need to Know" Intego 8:22 AM
  • "Carrier IQ: How to Hack Back Your Phone" AllThingsD 8:19 AM
  • "How to turn off Carrier IQ on your iPhone: Apple says it stopped supporting the monitoring software on 'most' iOS 5 devices" Computerworld 7:57 AM
  • "Daily Tip: How to turn off GPS geo-location for iPhone photos, protect your privacy" TiPb 7:35 PM
  • "I Know My Phone's 'Spying' on Me, But How Bad Is It?" LifeHacker 12:27 PM
  • "Child proofing your Internet-enabled gadgets" ["Putting the iPod Touch on lock-down"] CNET News 7:57 AM
  • "iPhone Elves Take Over Apple Store Windows" iPhone Savior 7:38 PM
  • "The Apple Store vs. The Microsoft Store [Photo] Cult of Mac 4:19 PM
  • "iPhone 4S: 'Ours is not 4G'/It's dress-down Friday here at BetaNews, and I can't resist letting Samsung dress down Apple." BetaNews 4:16 PM
  • "Particle Debris: The Debt We Owe to Apple & Smartphone Bliss" The Mac Observer 4:08 PM
  • "Oh, for the Good Old Days of Rude Cellphone Gabbers" [But the etiquette of talking to a phone — more precisely, to a 'virtual assistant' like Apple's Siri, in the new iPhone 4S — has not yet evolved. And eavesdroppers are becoming annoyed.] New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:44 PM
  • "Google Counter Attacks Amazon But Apple Siri Still Major Threat" Forbes 10:48 AM
  • "Is Carrier IQ a big data mercenary?" GigaOM 1:58 PM
  • "Greg's Bite: Carrier IQ Info" MacNews 9:51 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Well, that's one opinion" Macworld [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Solid Mac, 'Disappointing' IPhone Sales Over The Holidays?" MacNews 9:22 AM
  • "Apple's Siri and Microsoft's TellMe go head to head, again" The Next Web 12:28 PM
  • "iPhone Siri vs Windows Phone TellMe, a fair comparison [Video] WinRumors 9:17 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' advice: Don't live a 'limited life'" Crave @ CNET 9:17 AM
  • "Zittrain vs. Apple: What About the User Experience? Harvard Law School Prof. Jonathan Zittrain does not like the iPhone. Or the iPad. Or much of anything about the modern app economy."  Tech.pinions 8:50 AM
  • "Australian Court Extends Galaxy Tab Ban Another Week" The Mac Observer 10:27 AM
  • "Apple keeps Australian Galaxy Tab ban alive for another week" GigaOM 9:17 AM
  • "The worms turns again in Oz" Mac.Blorge 8:28 AM
  • "The App (s) That Apple Must Have In The Real Apple TV" McSolo 8:28 AM
  • "Apple vs Samsung suit full of secret combat" Reuters 8:19 AM
  • "Why Siri Can't Find Abortion Clinics & How It's Not An Apple Conspiracy" Search Engine Land 7:49 PM
  • "Damage Control: I don't think Apple really wants to keep its customers from finding abortion services using Siri" I, Cringely 8:08 AM
  • "Big Question (Answered): 'Are You Uncomfortable with the Plethora of Data Collected About You Each Day?'" ReadWriteWeb 7:42 PM
  • "A dead-easy way to kill vampire power" CNET News 2:30 PM
  • "Very Serious, Must-Buy Gadget of the Week: Air Table Tennis Paddle" Techland 1:49 PM
  • "Some thoughts on the end of Napster" TG Daily 1:41 PM
  • "Holy streaming, Batman! There's a new Youtube" TG Daily 1:41 PM
  • "The Cloud, Day 17: Cloud Entertainment Comes with Strings Attached" PCWorld 11:47 AM
  • "RIM's faux BES for iOS and Android: Too little, too late/If you look past the hype, you can see that RIM offers no more than you already have" InfoWorld 10:42 AM
  • "10 Great Tech Gifts Under $50: Leave the hard work to Santa's elves this season and give great gifts on a budget." PC Magazine 11:44 AM
  • "Gift Guide: 11 nifty gizmos for tech geeks" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:37 AM
  • "Yahoo's big decision should be easy" Fortune 10:35 AM
  • "Cyber-Security Spending to Hit $60 Billion in 2011" eWeek 10:28 AM
  • "Child proofing your Internet-enabled gadgets" CNET News 9:55 AM
  • "5 Ways Google Is Changing the Way You Shop" TheStreet 2:16 PM
  • "Is Google Chrome the New IE6?" PC Magazine 11:44 AM
  • "Top 15 Paid Android Apps of 2011" [Slideshow] PCWorld 11:47 AM
  • "Pew: 53% of young adults use the Net as a diversion" Denver Post 10:26 AM
  • "Why Today Is a Very Good Day to Update Java on Your Computer" AllThingsD 9:40 AM
  • "Kindle Fire, the Netbook of the Tablet Market?" AllThingsD 9:40 AM
  • "Who's the Worst Tech CEO of 2011?" TheStreet 9:31 AM
  • "Compared to the iPad, the Kindle Fire is the netbook of tablets" Apple Headlines 1:10 PM
  • "Ooh, Sick Burn! Kindle Fire Is The 'Netbook of Tablets' [Analyst] Cult of Mac 9:52 AM
  • "Do I really need 8GB of RAM?" ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "iDrive: A Steering Wheel Mount for Your iPad" iDownload Blog 7:51 PM
  • "Stephen Colbert weighs in on the Siri abortion issue" Apple Headlines 1:10 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iPhone 4S gives Instagram 2m users, still in tight supply" Electronista 7:35 PM
  • "MarkdownMail 3 Adds Mail Templates and Signatures" MacStories 7:35 PM
  • "A few of our favorite things: iPhone camera accessories" GigaOM 1:58 PM
  • "'Infinity Blade 2' Fix Is In The Works" Touch Arcade 12:45 PM
  • "Try Windows Phone 7.5 on iPhone" BetaNews 11:56 AM
  • "Crackle, Lifetime And PBS Join Fanhattan Lineup On iPad" App Advice 10:02 AM
  • "Looterang Launches New App for iPhone and Droid: New Looterang App makes saving money even more convenient and personal" PRNewswire 9:40 AM
  • "App Stat Tells Jailbroken iPhone Users Exactly Which Apps They Use Most" Cult of Mac 9:19 AM
  • "Tilt Control Update Coming Soon for 'Space Tripper'" Touch Arcade 9:03 AM
  • "Fans Get Video Mail from KPOP Superstars with iOS App StarCall" prMac 7:31 PM
  • "Innovative Talk With Santa App Transports Children to the North Pole" prMac 12:04 PM
  • "Camera SX for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S" prMac 11:55 AM
  • "Camera Prof for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S" prMac 11:13 AM
  • "myGiftList: A Gift Tracking App with an Innovative Bookmarklet Feature" prMac 9:04 AM
  • "Still Using the Stock iPhone Timer? Repeat Timer Pro has Arrived" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Finger Math 1.0 Released for iPad" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Tapikeo 2.0 released for iPhone and iPad - Your Pictures have a Voice" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "My Paper Plane 3 lands on iOS" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "iVigilo Video Suite Brings Mobile Video Studio to iOS 5" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Cost Watch for iOS - Have some fun keeping those meetings focused" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "iDB 1.0 for iOS - Easily Create Custom Databases for Home and Business" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Invisible Me 1.0 for iOS - Universal Frantic Stealth Action-Arcade Game" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "BIG BAD Flower HD is now available - Bigger, Badder and Bubblier" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Social Feeds: Facebook and Twitter Combined - iPhone/iPod touch and iPad" prMac 8:29 AM
  • "The Mac Store Launches New Promotion: 21 Macs in 21 Days" prMac 8:29 AM
  • "Free Today Only - New Alien Buddies Kids Educational App" prMac 8:29 AM
  • "Hearst: Millionth digital magazine sub in 2012" iPad.Blorge 8:29 AM
  • "Gift Plan for All Your Gift List Needs" Best App Site 8:29 AM
  • "Marathon game trio repackaged with new game engine" The Loop 8:25 AM
  • "Still Alive: 'C64 for iPhone' Gets iCade Support, iPad Coming" Touch Arcade 8:24 AM
  • "Scosche Releases fitRail Excercise Mount for iPad and iPad 2" Run Around Tech 8:22 AM
  • "BBC brings iPlayer app to Canada" TUAW 8:20 AM
Computer Industry
  • "HP Software Strategy: What Needs to Happen" [Video Report] TheStreet 9:47 AM
  • "Fitch downgrades Hewlett-Packard's rating to 'A'" MarketWatch 7:49 PM
  • "Oracle Accuses HP of 'Campaign of Secrecy and Deception' Over Itanium" AllThingsD 8:46 PM
  • "Oracle Adds False Advertising Claims Against HP in Lawsuit Over Itanium" Bloomberg 8:51 PM
  • "Java tops for hackers, warns Microsoft: Apply patches to known holes" The Register 1:45 PM
  • "Windows 8 beta could debut as early as February" CNET News 9:54 AM
  • "Windows 8 Beta May Arrive in February" Techland 1:48 PM
  • "Microsoft to reveal details on its Windows 8 app store next week" CNET News 2:29 PM
  • "No Desktop For ARM-based Windows 8 Devices, Report Says" PCWorld 11:47 AM
  • "Windows 8 tablets will target what market again?" ZDNet 2:03 PM
  • "Microsoft Uses the Web to Showcase New Windows 'Metro'" Webmonkey 1:59 PM
  • "Microsoft Goes After Dads In New WinPho Commercial" TechCrunch 1:34 PM
  • "Skype flaw reveals users' location, file-downloading habits" CSO 11:52 AM
  • "How Intel subsidizes PC marketing: Q&A" CNET News 9:54 AM
  • "Dell cooks up new HPC strategy: Not just a box-slinger anymore" The Register 1:47 PM
  • "Intel Stock Riding To $29 On PC Strength" Forbes 2:20 PM
  • "Cisco, Walgreens Partner To Market Telemedicine Tools: Joint venture pitches HealthPresence telemedicine system as way to connect dispersed employees with corporate worksite clinics." InformationWeek 10:40 AM
  • "Senator Floats Alternative to Internet Blacklisting Bills" Wired 2:00 PM
  • "Bill Would Open Channels On Cyber Threats: Proposed legislation encourages the feds and private companies to share cyberintelligence information to stop threats to networks and critical infrastructure." InformationWeek 2:33 PM
  • "Congress split over $28B broadband sale" New York Post 11:42 AM
  • "US opposition to ICANN's domain names policy could lead to a fractured Internet" ZDNet 2:02 PM
  • "Gartner's 2012 Forecast: Cloudy, With Widespread Consumerization/IT departments will need to adapt or make a last stand in the shrinking server closet, says Gartner in its 11 predictions for the coming year." InformationWeek 9:59 AM
  • "Thailand floods spur rush to SSDs: IDC expects there will supply shortages of hard disk drives into the first quarter of 2012, but prices should stabilize by June" Computerworld 10:43 AM
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Apple News
  • "About Apple's incredible shrinking P/E ratio" Fortune 7:58 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks slip at close, with Dow up 7% on week: S&P 500 also ends fractionally lower; Nasdaq edges up" MarketWatch 4:09 PM
  • "Stocks Waver, But Poised to Post Best Week in Years" FOXBusiness 4:10 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Flat as Jobs Boom Goes Bust" TheStreet 4:10 PM
  • "Stocks: Strong week despite European woes" CNNMoney 4:10 PM
  • "Stocks End Flat but Surge Over Week: Stocks finished a strong week with a flat session Friday after the U.S. unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped and European leaders and central bankers redoubled efforts to tackle the sovereign-debt crisis." [Paid Membership Required] 4:11 PM
  • "Stocks to get jobs boost: U.S. stocks were set for big gains Friday, after the government's closely-watched jobs report showed a bigger-than-expected boost in payrolls last month." CNNMoney 9:27 AM
  • "Canada stocks waver after weak Canadian jobs data: Toronto index pares gains after weak November jobs data" MarketWatch 2:19 PM
  • "Asia Markets Mostly Higher" [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly higher ahead of U.S. jobs data" MarketWatch 9:36 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks gain on crisis-resolution hopes/Merkel says Europe working toward tighter fiscal union" MarketWatch 9:36 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 2:20 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:21 PM
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 10 a.m." Associated Press 9:46 AM

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