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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, December 4, 2011
 

 

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Friday Highlights: iPhone 6 now "confirmed" to sport NFC "pay-by-touch" technology, which is sure to "shake up how we pay for goods and services", Dutch company said to be working with Apple adding NXP for NFC for both iPhone, iWatch — reports in our Apple/Macintosh, Hardware/Software, and Op/Ed sections; a wearable device is also expected to be unveiled on September 9th, be it the iWatch or something else entirely; exactly what is Apple building for the event coming on the 9th?; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY thinks they have a $120 million case against Apple over Siri; 64-bit Chrome for Mac will abandon early Intel-based Macs by October; LAPTOP Magazine has a number of Yosemite tutorials, posted in our OS X section, including installing the beta on a USB Flash Drive, among many others; banhammer dropped on iOS developers who wish to sell HealthKit data to advertising networks; Samsung goes after iPads in new set of ads; another round of photos show "near-final" rear shell and cover glass for new iPhone.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "J.P. Morgan: Verizon is getting its iPhone reward this quarter/The carrier will add an estimated 1.2 million new accounts, more than double AT&T's" Fortune 9:14 AM
  • "That Smarts-Phone War Swings Against Apple" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:18 AM
  • "Denial of US preliminary injunction against Samsung shows low strategic value of Apple's design patents"  Foss Patents 9:47 AM
  • "This Infographic Explains The Patent War Between Apple And Samsung" Redmond Pie 7:50 PM
  • "Third Motorola-Apple litigation in Mannheim has the court puzzled and raises an important FRAND issue" Foss Patents 7:49 PM
  • "Apple Patent Delves into New iPhone Camera Technologies" Patently Apple 10:12 AM
  • "Intel's next gen 22nm desktop processors for iMacs and Minis 'splayed (and delayed)" 9 to 5 Mac 10:20 AM
  • "Carrier denies 4G iPad, iPhone Deal with Apple: Japanese carrier NTT Docomo has moved to quell expectations that it would be offering 4G LTE versions of Apple's iPad and iPhone next year, which was widely reported on tech news sites in Japan and worldwide." ITProPortal 10:19 AM
  • "Apple ends Globe's exclusive distribution rights: The war between the country's two largest mobile phone companies is expected to heat up as Apple ended Globe Telecom Inc.'s exclusive right to bring the latest iPhones to the Philippines." The Manila Times 11:43 AM
  • "Case No.: 11-CV-01846-LHK/Order denying Motion for Preliminary Injunction" Scribd 12/3
  • "U.S. court denies Apple's bid to halt Samsung sales; Patent infringement 'still likely'" ZDNet 12/3
  • "US court denies Apple's preliminary request to ban Samsung Galaxy devices, but says patent infringement likely" The Verge 12/3
  • "United States Design Patent/Patent No.: US D618,677 S" Google Patents 12/3
  • "Apple's request to block Samsung Galaxy tablet, phone sales in the US is denied" Engadget 12/3
  • "Apple Loses Bid for Court Order in Effort to Block Samsung Galaxy Sales"  Bloomberg 12/3
  • "U.S. judge rejects Apple bid to halt Galaxy sales" Reuters 12/3
  • "Apple's US Samsung sales ban demands refused" SlashGear 12/3
  • "San Jose Court Denies Apple's Call For Preliminary Ban On Samsung Products In U.S." Redmond Pie 12/3
  • "US judge permits Galaxy devices to be sold" Neowin 12/3
  • "US court rejects Apple request on Samsung sales" Bangkok Post 12/3
  • "Judge Rejects Apple Request to Ban Galaxy Sales in U.S." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/3
  • "Apple's $2.7B Motorola bond actually yearly estimate, could be worth $16B: Motorola could be forced to pay up to $16.2 billion in guaranteed compensation if the company ultimately loses its patent dispute with Apple in Germany, as the $2.7 billion figure the iPhone maker was quoted as seeking in November has been clarified as a yearly estimate."  AppleInsider 12/3
  • "Apple, HTC, Samsung, Motorola, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Carrier IQ Sued in Cell Phone Tracking Software Scandal"  CDRinf 12/3
  • "Class Complaint For: 1. Violation of Federal Wiretap Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2511 And 2. Violation of Stored Electronic Communication Act,18 U.S.C. § 2701; And 3. Violation of Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030" Sianni & Straitte LLP 12/3
  • "Apple questioned over Carrier IQ" Bloomberg 12/3
  • "Thai flooding leaves Apple with a shortage of 2TB drives" Neowin 12/3
  • "Why Apple and IBM Are Bigger Than China" [Audio Report] The Motley Fool 12/3
  • "Apple eyes Prineville site for large data center" The Oregonian 12/3
  • "Apple may build data center near Facebook, Google operations in Oregon" AppleInsider 12/3
  • "iPhone virtual assistant Siri has her flaws, but she's learning" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 12/3
OS X
News
  • "Mac OS X 10.7.3 Beta Drivers Reveal Evidence of New Mac Pros" MacRumors 7:44 PM
  • "OS X 10.7.3 beta hints Radeon HD 7000, new Mac Pros" Electronista 11:10 PM
  • "Wikileak's Assange warns of Apple iTunes spy portal"  Computerworld 12/2
  • "Why Today Is a Very Good Day to Update Java on Your Computer" AllThingsD 12/2
  • "Apple Seeds OS X 10.7.3 Build 11D24 to Developers" MacRumors 12/2
  • "Apple seeds updated OS X 10.7.3 (build 11D24) to developers" 9 to 5 Mac 12/2
  • "Apple Releases Keynote 5.1.1 for OS X" MacRumors 12/2
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Decoding Apple's Safari 5.1.2 release notes" Macworld 12/2
  • "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 12/2
  • "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 12/2
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "5 Awesome Things You Can Do With Alfred On Your Mac" Cult of Mac 3:30 PM
  • "Run Windows applications on a Mac with WinOnX" Techgoondu 9:46 AM
  • "Remote Dictation Smackdown: Which app does the best sending Siri text to a Mac?" TUAW 12/3
  • "Best Mac backup software: 6 apps tested"  TechRadar UK 12/3
  • "Quick tip: Disable Mac OS X Lion Auto-resume features" MacAmour 12/3
  • "After installing 5.1.2 site loading was slow. I disabled DNS pre-loading and it is much faster now. Very pleased" MacInTouch 12/3
  • "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 12/2
  • "Inpaint makes it easy to remove objects from your photos" Macworld 12/2
  • "Choose the right Mac microphone for speech recognition" Macworld 12/2
  • "Enable Retina- Like HiDPI Display Modes In OS X Lion [Video How-To] Cult of Mac 12/2
  • "How to Install Ubuntu 11.10 in OS X Using VMware Fusion" Macinstruct 12/2
  • "Can I Use iTunes Home Sharing Across the Internet? [Ask MacRx] Cult of Mac 12/2
  • "How To: Combine Multiple PDFs In Preview" Macenstein 12/2
  • "Disable the Empty Trash Warning in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 12/2
  • "Where Does Your Time Go? Use A Mac Task Timer To Know" NoodleMac 12/2
  • "The Best Money You'll Spend For The Best Mac Utility App To Make You Happy" Mac 360 12/2
  • "The Flaws In This Cheap, Easy, Instant Warning System For Your Mac Notebook" Mac 360 12/2
  • "The Best Pandora App For Your Mac Music Pleasure" PixoBebo 12/2
Op/Ed
  • "Regarding the issues with mail display on different clients: There is plenty of room for debate about how well various mail clients adhere to various standards - and Microsoft is certainly problematic in relation to certain standards about attachment handling. What I have found is that unless there is a specific reason to have a particular font, color, or active link, it is far better practice to send as many messages as possible in plain text format." MacInTouch 12/3
  • "Whether or not AppleCare is a taxable item varies from state to state. Where I live in Massachusetts, it's considered a service, and thus the state's 6.25% sales tax does not apply. In other states, it does." MacInTouch 12/3
  • "Firefox to Drop Leopard Support. So What?" Low End Mac 12/2
  • "'Obsolete' Computers Still Have Value" Low End Mac 12/2
  • "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 12/2
  • "Preview of Productive Macs -a New Productivity Bundle for Mac" Your Mac Life 12/2
Press Releases
  • "Enhance the sound on your computer with Hear" prMac 12/3
  • "Fun Game: Harnessing Power to Build an Egyptian Empire" Cult of Mac 12/3
  • "Acorn 3.2 tweaks rotation, bezier curve, speed, more" FairerPlatform 12/3
  • "Web Confidential 4.0 for OS X - Store Passwords, PINs, User IDs, Serials" prMac 12/3
  • "ToonPAINT for the Desktop" prMac 12/3
  • "Total Video Converter 2.8.5 released on eTinySoft website" prMac 12/3
  • "Remo Software launches MOV, MP4 video repair tool for Mac" prMac 12/3
  • "Viewpoints: The Blue Jackal and the Lion" prMac 12/2
  • "Learn - Pixelmator 2 - Video Training App from The Mac U now available" prMac 12/2
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone 4S Elite Gold is a Snip at $9 million" ITProPortal 9:15 AM
  • "State police investigate theft of Apple products in Union Township" PennLive 11:08 PM
  • "Trouble understanding Ozzy? Finally, an iPhone app that can decipher the thickest Brummie accent" Daily Mail (UK) 5:12 PM
  • "Viral Video: Band Brings iPhone Games Into the Real World" Mashable 3:24 PM
  • "Apple's policies on leaking information leaked" Neowin 12/3
  • "VIVA launches iPhone 4S: VIVA Bahrain became the first telecom operator in Bahrain to announce its official launch of the long-awaited iPhone 4S from Apple, which will soon be available at all VIVA retail outlets." Gulf Daily News 12/3
  • "TouchFire: Is it the iPad's Ultimate (Typing) Accessory?" Mashable 12/3
  • "Apple, Android Devices Swamp NYC Schools' ActiveSync Server" Slashdot 12/3
  • "iPhone Controlled Minimalist Coffee Maker Hides All the Hardware Under the Counter" Gizmodo 12/3
  • "The long app of the law: MyPD puts policing in public's hands" Boston Herald 12/3
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Chairman Gets a Chance to Make His Case in Europe" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:07 PM
  • "Samsung up after Apple bid to ban Galaxy rejected" Reuters 7:55 PM
  • "Princeton Beats Out 13 Schools to Win Facebook's College Hackathon" TechCrunch 5:47 PM
  • "Kodak's long fade to black" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 5:24 PM
  • "Yahoo Battles Brain Drain: Internet Company Braces for Wave of Exits After Holidays" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:52 PM
  • "Yahoo's Board Games Risk Shareholder War" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:17 PM
  • "An interview with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak" Mid Day 9:37 AM
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in India" NDTV 9:16 AM
  • "Telstra teams up to take a bite out of Apple" WAtoday 12/3
  • "Who is the real Mark Zuckerberg" BBC 12/3
  • "Eye Movements May Soon Control Our Smartphones" PCWorld 12/3
  • "iPhone 4S RIval Alert : LG Nitro HD Debuts On AT&T" ITProPortal 12/3
  • "iPad 2 Rival Alert : Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Down To £359" ITProPortal 12/3
Publications/Podcasts
  • "17.12/December 2011: Volume 17, Number 12" ATPM 12/3
  • "YMPNow Week of 28NOV; Guest -Ken Ray" YMP Now 12/3
  • "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 12/2
  • "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 12/2
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 28 - ...It's Time to Play the GAME!!!" Touch Arcade 12/2
  • "Infinity Blade II, Smartphone Tracking, Bathroom TVs + More (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 12/2
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple Patent Delves into New iPhone Camera Technologies" Patently Apple 10:12 AM
  • "Intel's next gen 22nm desktop processors for iMacs and Minis 'splayed (and delayed)" 9 to 5 Mac 10:20 AM
  • "iPhone 5 and iPad 3 rumors this week: LTE, release dates" PopHerald 9:13 AM
  • "Apple's Codenames For Every iOS Version" iClarified 11:51 AM
  • "Apple blames supply chain issues for coming second with iPhone 4S" GoMo News 6:00 PM
  • "Apple licensed iOS scrolling patent to Nokia and IBM, offered license to Samsung" The Verge 12/3
  • "Report: Apple offered Samsung a license on key iOS patent" CNET News 12/3
  • "Apple Planning Digital handshakes for Easy Data Transfer" DeviceMAG 12/3
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Did Siri stop working on your Verizon iPhone 4S? Here's how I fixed mine." Eric Cheng's Journal 11:09 PM
  • "Mayan Puzzle HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 12/3
  • "Crimson: Steam Pirates For iPhone Is Free Today (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/3
  • "TJ Maxx Undercuts Everybody With iPad 2's for $400" Gizmodo 12/3
  • "TJ Maxx's one-off $399 iPad 2 promo confirmed" Electronista 12/3
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices Up To $214 Off Current Machines" MacReviewZone 12/3
  • "Apple Mac Pro Buyer's Guide -12 & 8 Core Models... Save Up To $260 On Current Machines" MacReviewZone 12/3
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Up to $150 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 12/3

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "There And Back Again: A Lengthy Weighing Of The Galaxy Nexus And iPhone 4S" TechCrunch 7:43 PM
  • "iPhone 4S v pro camera - in pictures: Recently Annie Leibovitz recommended the new iPhone 4S as 'the snapshot camera of today'. Photographer Katherine Rose put the phone's camera through its paces to see how it would fare in comparison with the Canon 5D mkii she uses profesionally" [Slideshow] The Observer 9:45 AM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: The Grablet" YMP Now 3:17 PM
  • "Inside iPhone 4S US mobile data: AT&T vs Sprint vs Verizon/Apple now sells iPhones that work on three of the top four national US mobile carriers. Here's a look at how well you can expect Apple's latest smartphones to work on each of these mobile data networks, based on real world testing of each carrier's data throughput." AppleInsider 12/3
  • "iPhone 4S vs Galaxy Nexus video review hits YouTube" PopHerald 12/3
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: Colorwheel" Macworld 12/3
  • "Apple Thunderbolt Display 27in monitor: Pricey but gorgeous and well-equipped 27in monitor for Thunderbolt capable MacBooks." Register Hardware 12/2
  • "WD My Passport Studio 1TB external hard drive: A durable and stylish portable hard drive that offers fast data transfer and encryption." Register Hardware 12/2
  • "Review: ZooGue Case for iPhone 4/4S" [Video Review] RunAroundTech 12/2
  • "iKurv speaker dock for iPhone, iPod review" Appletell 12/2
  • "LunaTik Watch Bands Make Your IPod Nano A Wristwatch" MacNews 12/2
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The best iPhone travel apps of 2011" Appolicious 5:10 PM
  • "Rate anything and everything with Kevin Rose's Oink for iPhone" Appolicious 1:26 PM
  • "Personal shopper: App tracks email receipts" Boston Herald 9:47 AM
  • "Send instant location-based gifts through Clingle on your iPhone" The Next Web 9:17 AM
  • "The Best New And Updated iPhone Apps Of The Week, November 27-December 3, 2011" App Advice 12/3
  • "7 New Apps Worth Downloading This Week" Mashable 12/3
  • "Fuego's River Adventure: A Body Motion Game for iOS" Wired 12/3
  • "Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week" Business Insider 12/3
  • "Manage your holiday gift-giving from your iOS device: Gift list managers abound in the App Store, but which should you pick?" Macworld 12/3
  • "OmniFocus for iPhone 1.13" ATPM 12/3
  • "Comic Life for iPad 1.1.1" ATPM 12/3
  • "Quality Index: The week's best iPhone games – Infinity Blade II, Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion" PocketGamer 12/3
  • "Playing Tricks on the Eyes: Color Uncovered for the iPad" Amitiae 12/3
  • "Artists Using New Media: Sting 25 Years – an App for the iPad" Amitiae 12/3
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Purge Carrier IQ from your iPhone" Computerworld 9:12 AM
  • "g5kintosh: Here's a story by this guy who enjoys a good hack, crazy for all things tech vintage, who needed a new computer." Celso Martinho 12/3
  • "Create Your Own Homemade Audio Book" ATPM 12/3
  • "Six tips for mastering Siri: Turn the voice control features in the iPhone 4S into an impressive productivity tool" Macworld 12/2
  • "Carrier IQ and the iPhone – What You Need to Know" Intego 12/2
  • "Carrier IQ: How to Hack Back Your Phone" AllThingsD 12/2
  • "How to turn off Carrier IQ on your iPhone: Apple says it stopped supporting the monitoring software on 'most' iOS 5 devices" Computerworld 12/2
Tips
  • "Did Siri stop working on your Verizon iPhone 4S? Here's how I fixed mine." Eric Cheng's Journal 11:10 PM
  • "5 Tips For Using Apple's Siri Without Annoying People" PCWorld 10:19 AM
  • "Daily Tip: How to turn off GPS geo-location for iPhone photos, protect your privacy" TiPb 12/2
  • "I Know My Phone's 'Spying' on Me, But How Bad Is It?" LifeHacker 12/2
  • "Child proofing your Internet-enabled gadgets" ["Putting the iPod Touch on lock-down"] CNET News 12/2
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iTunes has an open port to spy on its users" HardMac 11:18 PM
  • "Apple and Oranges: Apple's tablet design suggestions" ZDNet 7:50 PM
  • "Siri humbled my Android" BetaNews 7:49 PM
  • "Is Your iPod, iPhone Damaging Your Ears?" ITProPortal 7:44 PM
  • "Switched On: Keeping the 'app' out of Apple's TV" Engadget 7:43 PM
  • "Cassandra – Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" Amitiae 7:35 PM
  • "The batteries of the iPhone 4 can also swell up" HardMac 6:03 PM
  • "Look out tab bar: Get ready for Path's sharing UI to be everywhere" The Next Web 3:36 PM
  • "FinancialForce Launches Timecard App for the iPhone on Salesforce's AppExchange Mobile" Exec Digital 3:29 PM
  • "Samsung issues bogus statement in wake of favorable court ruling" Edible Apple 1:33 PM
  • "Bad Tracks from iTunes Match: Who Do You Complain To?" Kirkville 1:28 PM
  • "On Magazines and the iPad" carpeaqua 1:26 PM
  • "Jeff Han demos 82-inch Multi-touch display, iMac-sized version too"  9 to 5 Mac 11:52 AM
  • "iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak: Crash Reporter Helped Receive Over 10Mn Reports, How Optimistic We Should be?" International Business Times 9:14 AM
  • "Winner-Take-All Financial Incentives, Steve Jobs, and the Living Standards of Ordinary Americans"  Wall Street Pit 9:13 AM
  • "Apple doesn't want my filthy disabled money"  deborah 12/3
  • "Manage your holiday gift-giving from your iOS device" Computerworld 12/3
  • "Samsung Galaxy case begins to unravel for Apple" iTWire 12/3
  • "Apple's Legal Crusade Against Android Dealt Blow in U.S. Federal Court: Judge calls out Apple on its ubiquitous design claims" DailyTech 12/3
  • "Apple's Greatest Product Ever Ships Friday" Cult of Mac 12/3
  • "My New iPhone 4S Gelaskin: Enamored Whale" iSource 12/3
  • "Weekly Wrap: Siri, Mac tips, holidays, and more" Macworld 12/3
  • "The Apple TV Has Been Quietly Killed, Hasn't It?" SlashGear 12/3
  • "Great Debate postmortem: Kindle Fire vs. iPad" ZDNet 12/3
  • "Comments on Samsung's official reaction to denial of preliminary injunction" Foss Patents 12/3
  • "The Best Thing About the iPhone 4S and How to Cope in Clink" ATPM 12/3
  • "Staying Connected in Africa" ATPM 12/3
  • "Tablets Rapidly Democratizing and Consumerizing Mobile BI" BsCiPad 12/3
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Debatable" Macworld 12/3
  • "Siri and Abortion: ACLU, NARAL on Apple 'Glitch'" ABCNews 12/3
  • "Tech Week: Apple employee fired for Facebook rant and more" T3 12/3
  • "Carrier IQ Is Misunderstood, Not Evil" Mashable 12/3
  • "MacOS KenDensed: MacOS KenDensed: Carrier IQ's Privacy Game" The Mac Observer 12/3
  • "Why Both You And Carrier IQ Are Pawns In The Fight For Mobile Data"  mocoNews 12/3
  • "Kindle Fire vs iPad 2: The rivalry will continue" PopHerald 12/3
  • "The Reason Why Apple Uses Integrated Battery Designs: If we believe the vision for Apple expressed by Steve Jobs, it's all about technology leading to the experience."  Tom's Hardware 12/3
Non-Apple
  • "Big Question (Answered): 'Are You Uncomfortable with the Plethora of Data Collected About You Each Day?'" ReadWriteWeb 12/2
  • "A dead-easy way to kill vampire power" CNET News 12/2
  • "Very Serious, Must-Buy Gadget of the Week: Air Table Tennis Paddle" Techland 12/2
  • "Some thoughts on the end of Napster" TG Daily 12/2
  • "Holy streaming, Batman! There's a new Youtube" TG Daily 12/2
  • "The Cloud, Day 17: Cloud Entertainment Comes with Strings Attached" PCWorld 12/2
  • "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 12/2
  • "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 12/2
  • "Gift Guide: 11 nifty gizmos for tech geeks" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 12/2
  • "Yahoo's big decision should be easy" Fortune 12/2
  • "Cyber-Security Spending to Hit $60 Billion in 2011" eWeek 12/2
  • "Child proofing your Internet-enabled gadgets" CNET News 12/2
  • "5 Ways Google Is Changing the Way You Shop" TheStreet 12/2
  • "Top 15 Paid Android Apps of 2011" [Slideshow] PCWorld 12/2
  • "Pew: 53% of young adults use the Net as a diversion" Denver Post 12/2
  • "Why Today Is a Very Good Day to Update Java on Your Computer" AllThingsD 12/2
  • "Kindle Fire, the Netbook of the Tablet Market?" AllThingsD 12/2
  • "Who's the Worst Tech CEO of 2011?" TheStreet 12/2
  • "Compared to the iPad, the Kindle Fire is the netbook of tablets" Apple Headlines 12/2
  • "Ooh, Sick Burn! Kindle Fire Is The 'Netbook of Tablets' [Analyst] Cult of Mac 12/2
  • "Do I really need 8GB of RAM?" ZDNet 12/2
Humor/Cartoons
  • "The Spinning Beachball" ATPM 12/3
  • "Stephen Colbert weighs in on the Siri abortion issue" Apple Headlines 12/2
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Turn iPhone Into The Walkman You Never Had" iPhone Savior 11:29 PM
  • "Turn the iPhone or iPad into a Metal Detector with techBASIC" prMac 11:07 PM
  • "European Central Bank launches economic iPad game as euro crisis deepens" Telegraph 3:23 PM
  • "Mobjoy, a mobile game studio and publisher, just released Road Warrior 1.0 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad." prMac 11:49 AM
  • "TAB Rest - New Wrist Rest And Cushioned Support for your iPad" prMac 10:21 AM
  • "The Mac Store is Giving Away 21 Free Mac Computers in 21 Days: The Mac Store Launches 21 Macs in 21 Days, giving Holiday shoppers 21 chances to win an Apple MacBook Air." PR 9:42 AM
  • "New Zombie Game - Savior HD For iPad Now Available For Free In AppStore" prMac 9:42 AM
  • "Introducing KidsMag issue 3 for iPad" prMac 9:39 AM
  • "AlarMe - Free breaks previous boundaries set by standard alarm clocks" prMac 9:38 AM
  • "Clo-Team Launches ZenNotes for Lotus Notes Sametime and Others" prMac 9:38 AM
  • "Photo Christmas for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S" prMac 9:39 AM
  • "Christmas Photo Editor for iPad 2" prMac 9:38 AM
  • "Cookies for Christmas - a newly released holiday app for iPhone" prMac 9:38 AM
  • "Apple iStation Gives a Retro Feel to your iPad or iPhone" ITProPortal 9:16 AM
  • "Cinnamon Mobile introduces Stocks Live 1.0 for iOS" prMac 9:05 AM
  • "Audman Case Is Another Attempt To Turn the iPhone Into a Retro Walkman" Gizmodo 12/3
  • "Richmond Compact and Pocket Dictionaries Now Available for iOS Devices" prMac 12/3
  • "AutoCorrect Switch app for iPhone and iPad released to the Appstore" prMac 12/3
  • "Megaphone a big honkin' amplifier for your iPhone" TUAW 12/3
  • "Facebook for iPhone Updated to Fix Bug With Comments" Pocketnow 12/3
  • "iDevelopersLab releases HD Camera for iPad 2" prMac 12/3
  • "Photo Frame Studio for iPad 2" prMac 12/3
  • "IV Therapy Helper for iPhone offers crucial IV therapy insight" prMac 12/3
  • "Santa and his reindeer - wish you a merry Christmas with this game" prMac 12/3
  • "Paper Wings 1.0 for iOS - Arcade Flying Game with an unique approach" prMac 12/3
  • "Christmas Camera for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S" prMac 12/3
  • "New Disney World iPhone App Updated with Latest Info, Photos & More" prMac 12/3
  • "Introducing Yo Santa! An iOS App to Help Keep This Year's Christmas Fun" prMac 12/3
  • "Kunundrum 1.2 for iOS: Maze Game Features Tron-Like Graphics + Animation" prMac 12/3
  • "Singing Cats for iPod / iPhone will sing your iTunes Library" prMac 12/3
  • "A Beautiful Secret Santa app for iPhone with a secret online wish list" prMac 12/3
  • "Star Walk 5.5 -Top Astronomy Guide Celebrates with Update and Sale" prMac 12/3
  • "RopeBot is the new free and exciting puzzle game on the App Store" prMac 12/3
  • "Traffic Panic 3D explodes onto iPhone and iPad" prMac 12/3
  • "Fidelity Polishes Its iPad App" Barron's 12/3
  • "Henry Motlies Xmas story 1.1 released for iPad - Bilingual Picture Book" prMac 12/3
  • "New Companion Planting App Offers Crop-Boosting Advice" prMac 12/3
  • "Photo Cards Sender - Create, Edit and Send Real Photo Postcards" prMac 12/3
  • "Squares & Fruit 1.0 released for iPhone and iPad - Free Fun-to-Play Game" prMac 12/3
  • "Gold Dream Games releases ArkAnimals 1.0 for iOS" prMac 12/3
  • "Users Connect, Express and Record with Planner S - Social Diary for iOS" prMac 12/3
  • "Appkruti introduces Look Who's Talking 1.0 for iOS" prMac 12/3
  • "Puffer Train Puzzle Games Travel Around The World" prMac 12/3
  • "MedPlusApps releases Pocket Lab Values v4.0 with iPad support" prMac 12/3
Computer Industry
  • "Windows 8 may come with Siri like voice recognition" Mobile Room 10:09 AM
  • "Report Suggests Mozilla and Google Are Done: Door open for Bing?" WebProNews 10:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Research applying spam-fighting techniques to attack HIV" The Verge 10:09 AM
  • "Internet Explorer, Windows Phone Numbers Marked Microsoft Week" eWeek 1:46 PM
  • "Xbox 360's new video services won't all launch right away; Comcast, Verizon, and HBO Go delayed" Engadget 11:06 PM
  • "Microsoft rolls out Xbox TV platform: Microsoft rolls out Xbox TV platform that responds to voice, motion commands" Associated Press 11:07 PM
  • "The Xbox Metro Update Nudges Microsoft's Console Closer To Set-top Hedgemony" TechCrunch 11:11 PM
  • "Microsoft Updating Xbox Interface; Adding Voice Search" Forbes 11:07 PM
  • "Better than Flight Sim? 'Microsoft Flight' prepares for takeoff with upcoming beta" GeekWire 10:08 AM
  • "Big Blue prototypes software for big, big data: Coping with the astronomy info-glut" The Register 5:48 PM
  • "Why Intel's Future Looks Incredibly Bright And Profitable" Seeking Alpha 9:41 AM
  • "AMD supports Android on PC development: Google and Intel are not lending support to project to run the open source mobile OS on x86 PCs" Rethink Wireless 1:42 PM
  • "Cisco to place more importance on partners in 2012: Networking vendor roadshow underscores reliance on resellers, especially in cloud services" New Zealand Reseller News 9:55 AM
  • "Cisco: Cloud Will Soon Handle Most Data Center Workloads" Forbes 11:11 PM
  • "Network Breaches Herald More Advanced Attacks in 2012" eWeek 5:31 PM
  • "Spending on Security Companies Booming, PwC Finds" Techworld 9:57 AM
  • "The Secret Future of Mobile Computing" DeviceMAG 10:00 AM
  • "German researchers create smudge repellent coating from candle soot" Engadget 1:32 PM
  • "As its star rises, HTML5 security called into question" Tech.Blorge 10:08 AM
  • "Twitter takes sides on the Internet's future" Salon 9:55 AM
  • "Freescale files claim against MediaTek, Zoran – again" EE Times 5:30 PM
  • "Google Tests Ice Cream Sandwich Update on Employees" PC Magazine 5:39 PM
  • "Google employees now testing Ice Cream Sandwich for Nexus S, claim it's delicious" Engadget 9:41 AM
  • "Brussels homes in on Google" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 5:20 PM
  • "Ten lessons Linux rookies need to learn" [Slideshow] TechRepublic 5:50 PM
  • "How I was hacked – a tale of hijack, XBox Live and FIFA trading cards" VentureBeat 1:45 PM
  • "Facebook to host online casinos?" CNET News 1:31 PM
  • "Five Solutions To The Privacy Problem: Why They Work And Why They Don't" paidContent 1:25 PM
  • "Carrier IQ's response answers nothing" BetaNews 1:25 PM
  • "Got Carrier IQ? At least three apps can tell the answer" CNET News 11:58 AM
  • "Whaaa? The original Motorola LapDock can now be yours for $50" Engadget 11:54 AM
  • "Getting Ice Cream Sandwich On Your Android Phone Isn't As Far Off As We Thought" Business Insider 11:49 AM
  • "Will Android ever succeed in the tablet market?" Thinkdigit 10:06 AM
  • "Google+ Struggles to Stay Relevant" InfoWorld 11:50 AM
  • "And Has Google Now Killed Off Firefox Completely By Pulling The Plug On Its Toolbar Deal?" Business Insider 9:48 AM
  • "Refresh Roundup: week of November 28, 2011" Engadget 9:46 AM
  • "Drawing an ethical line in the big data sand" GigaOM 9:44 AM
  • "Still wired after all these years" I, Cringely 9:42 AM
  • "Droid Xyboard accessories arrive at Verizon, can't hide from Mr. Blurrycam" Engadget 9:38 AM
  • "The Best Gadget Gifts For Your Favorite Technophobes" Business Insider 9:46 AM
  • "Exploring The 'Labs' Trend in Consumer Startups" TechCrunch 9:51 AM
  • "A List Of Startups Goldman Sachs Thinks Will Most Likely IPO" TechCrunch 9:34 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple And Exxon: Only One Is A True Long Term Play" Seeking Alpha 3:24 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: The Top 25 Tech Stocks: Apple" [Video Report] The Motley Fool 12/3
  • "About Apple's incredible shrinking P/E ratio" Fortune 12/2
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks start week mostly higher" MarketWatch 11:32 PM
  • "Stocks: Desperately seeking EU superheroes" CNNMoney 5:14 PM
  • "Technology Sector: Noteworthy Insider Buys And Sells Last Week" Seeking Alpha 5:19 PM
  • "Those Grand Old Tech Stocks: Big-cap technology names don't offer rapid growth, but in parlous times their steady shares and yields look attractive." Barron's 12/3
  • "Markets Brace for EU Summit: Coming Week" TheStreet 12/3
  • "Careful Day Caps Big Week for Dow: The U.S. stock market ended a rampant week with a whimper on Friday as early euphoria gave way to a sober look toward a crucial moment in the European debt crisis next week." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/3

 
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