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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, December 6, 2011


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Wednesday Highlights: Jesus Diaz at Fast Company Design looks back at how Apple's "Advanced Technology Group developed some of the most influential technology of the century"; Tim Cook falls 43 spots to #96 in Glassdoor's CEO rankings, due in large part to "Apple's culture of secrecy and high stress"; Jason Snell ponders what Apple's new TV service will look like, and how it can compete with Hulu, Netflix; "the enterprise is Apple's space today" says Fleetsmith CEO Zack Blum; Dieter Bohn explains the how/why in his Mac customization; at, a video on building a hackintosh; interview with Angela Ahrendts on Apple's focus to enrich peoples' lives—reports in our General Interest section; Axios reporting of online privacy plan in works at White House; Siri a bit wishy washy in latest OS betas; Cult of Mac, 9to5Mac go hands-on with the Walkie-Talkie feature in watchOS 5.

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  • "Positive Signs for Apple Retail: Apple's self checkout revolution may have seemed a bit crazy, but it's apparently working out." ["Apple could probably do $5 billion worth of holiday quarter business in its retail stores worldwide. If self checkout is working, that means it's allowing Apple to add sales in those locations without having to increase labor costs. That's got to be good for EPS."]  CNBC 4:01 PM
  • "Apple in EU e-book market probe: Apple and five publishers are to be investigated over anti-competitive practice in the e-book market, says the European Union's anti-trust watchdog."  BBC 9:21 AM
  • "EU in antitrust probe of Apple, e-book publishers"  Associated Press 7:50 AM
  • "Apple, Book Publishers Face European Antitrust Probe" AllThingsD 7:49 AM
  • "Apple probed by EC antitrust arm over ebooks market: Did publishers and Cupertino stifle competition in EU?" The Register 9:08 AM
  • "Apple Catches Europe's Antitrust Eye" TheStreet 4:40 PM
  • "Why Europe's trustbusters targeted Apple's e-book 'cartel': The antitrust probe dates back to a deal Steve Jobs cut with five publishers in Jan. 2010" Fortune 7:52 AM
  • "Apple, publishers face European anti-trust iBooks probe" Computerworld 8:35 AM
  • "Chinese court rejects Apple lawsuit over iPad name" Reuters 10:06 AM
  • "Apple could pay $1.5B to Chinese company after iPad trademark lawsuit rejected" AppleInsider 7:03 PM
  • "Apple TV to come in 3 sizes, top out at 55 inches, Report says"  CNET News 8:05 AM
  • "Exclusive: Apple versus Samsung ruling divulges secret details" Yahoo! News 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Can't Block Samsung Galaxy Distribution in U.S." CIO Insight 9:39 AM
  • "Judge rules AGAIN that Motorola can't attack iPhone 4S, iCloud and iTunes in Southern Florida litigation" Foss Patents 4:05 PM
  • "Apple Executive in Charge of Government Sales Is Said to Depart" Bloomberg 8:25 AM
  • "Opera launches latest version of web browser" The Inquirer 8:00 AM
  • "OS X Lion slowdowns; could it be the hard drive?" MacFixIt 8:57 PM
  • "Tackling keyboard shortcut woes in OS X" MacFixIt 8:57 PM
  • "Color Splash Studio review: Color Splash Studio focuses on selective desaturation, and it does it incredibly well" Macworld UK 8:13 AM
  • "LetterMpress Review" Mac|Life 3:12 PM
  • "LogLeech Helps You Decipher Your Logs" MacNews 9:14 AM
  • "Determine which base station you're connected to on a bridged network" Macworld 8:10 AM
  • "Three apps for a cleaner Mac desktop" MacFixIt 7:08 PM
  • "How To: Get Back the 'Save As' Command in OS X Lion" MacTrast 7:08 PM
  • "Apply Special Effects and Filters to Images with XCode's Core Image Fun House" OS X Daily 3:49 PM
  • "Mac Tip: Screen Saver As Your Mac's Background" MacTrast 9:20 AM
  • "Get Hexadecimal Color Codes with Digital Color Meter in OS X Lion" OS X Daily 4:06 PM
  • "10.7: Quick Look using the arrow keys in full-screen mode" Mac OS X Hints 9:56 AM
  • "10.7: Expand an application's windows in Mission Control" Mac OS X Hints 9:56 AM
  • "Apple recently broke Ctrl-Y" JWZ 8:14 AM
  • "Top 60 Requests for Final Cut Pro X: December 6th, 2011" FCPX 7:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "Melodyne Editor 2.0 Beefs Up Scale, Tuning, Timing Features" The Mac Observer 4:32 PM
  • "ArchiCAD 15 wins BIM Product of the Year" Architosh 10:42 AM
  • "Camtasia for Mac Updates with Annotations, Effects, and New Editing Tools to Spice Up Your Screencasts" Lifehacker 8:09 AM
  • "Gradient for OS X - The Missing Link between Web Designers and Colors" prMac 8:49 AM
  • "AppyDays for Mac updated - An App Tracking Mac/iOS App Store Discounts" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Mergemill Pro 4.2 Breaks Barriers to Help Users Do More in Less Time" prMac 8:37 AM
  • "Spy Cam 1.1 for OS X - Use a Mac to Secretly Record Surveillance Video" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "Ohanaware releases Fun Greetings 1.0 - Card Printing for Mac OS X" prMac 7:46 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "'Steve Jobs' Becomes Amazon's Best-Selling Book of 2011" MacRumors 8:46 AM
  • "Senator Franken Asks Cell Companies How they Use Carrier IQ" The Mac Observer 8:37 AM
  • "Next Texas Store To Feature Glass Roof" ifoAppleStore 8:04 AM
  • "iPads become child's play: Make room in the toy box for the iPad." USA Today 8:50 AM
  • "The BBC's global iPlayer expands to iPhone and iPod Touch" The Next Web 8:21 AM
  • "Facebook Messenger for iPhone getting Video chat (leak)" ZDNet 6:53 PM
  • "Apple: 'Give The Phone That Everyone's Talking About. And Talking To.'" RazorianFly 9:58 AM
  • "Kindle Fire Singes iPad Sales; iPhone More Than Offsets" Forbes 3:10 PM
  • "Steve Jobs commemorated in online exhibit at Computer History Museum" The Verge 4:41 PM
  • "Verizon Wireless Dance May Draw In Apple, Google: Verizon's$3.6 billion purchase of wireless spectrum with cable providers signals that the dance for market position may quickly draw in Appleand Microsoft." TheStreet 9:40 AM
  • "Sprint Is Worst Network for IPhone, Study Says" Forbes 3:11 PM
  • "Consumer Reports Ranks AT&T Worst U.S. Cell Carrier" The Mac Observer 10:16 AM
  • "US Cellular not interested in the iPhone until it supports LTE" Edible Apple 10:41 AM
  • "Apple Inc. Uninstalling Spyware App" eMoney Daily 8:41 AM
  • "Already On Everything Else, Angry Birds Ported To Rovio Exec's Wife's Dress" TechCrunch 5:04 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Android Market Now on Pace With Apple at More Than 1 Billion Downloads a Month" AllThingsD 3:14 PM
  • "Android crests 10 billion apps a year after iOS" Electronista 3:11 PM
  • "Motorola takes another crack at tablets" MarketWatch 11:54 AM
  • "Sony networks boss on PlayStation, Sky and Google" The Register 11:31 AM
  • "Facebook flaw allows access to private photos" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "Sprint Delays 4G LTE Rollout" PCWorld 11:15 AM
  • "LG Intros Thinnest Ultrabook Yet: The XNote Z330" PCWorld 11:14 AM
  • "Device uses 'greenhouse effect' to generate electricity" MSNBC 11:09 AM
  • "Theaters set aside tweet seats for Twitter users" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 11:05 AM
  • "SunGard Promises 99.9% Uptime For SAP Cloud Apps" InformationWeek 10:59 AM
  • "New Flash Memory Devices Will Lead to 128 GB Consumer Products and More Flash in Computer Systems" Forbes 10:51 AM
  • "Android Vulnerability Allows Access to Mic, Camera, Data" Wired 11:38 AM
  • "Novo7 tablet brings Ice Cream Sandwich on a budget" [Video Report] ZDNet UK 11:45 AM
  • "Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet Debuts in China for $100" eWeek 10:39 AM
  • "Carrier IQ: Not so invasive after all/A second researcher concludes that Carrier IQ really isn't that evil -- though smartphone makers and carriers should better respect user privacy" InfoWorld 11:01 AM
  • "Opera 11.60 Adds Speed-Dial, Stars Button, HTML5 Parsing" PC Magazine 11:12 AM
  • "Irish Programmer Teaches Kids to Code: Stung by criticism from Google chairman Eric Schmidt about the state of computer programming in the U.K., volunteers are forming groups to teach kids how to code." [Video Report] MarketWatch 9:45 AM
  • "Verizon Galaxy Nexus cannot use Google Wallet, Sprint only" ZDNet 11:44 AM
  • "An iPhone Rival, Not on Price: Verizon Bets $299 Galaxy Nexus Can Compete With iPhone 4S, Free Devices" [Paid Membership Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Foursquare Grows" [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Carrier IQ: Not so invasive after all/A second researcher concludes that Carrier IQ really isn't that evil: though smartphone makers and carriers should better respect user privacy" InfoWorld 10:43 AM
  • "Smart gear for new photographers" Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "Kindle Fire Will Vaporize Android Tablet Rivals" AllThingsD 7:50 AM
  • "Holiday Shopping Guide: Which iPhone Is Right For You?" Apple'n'Apps 9:37 PM
  • "Pixar Exect Talks Steve Jobs and 'Brave' [Video]: John Lasseter, the chief creative officer at Pixar, was on Charlie Rose last week, talking about Steve Jobs, the evolution of animation and Pixar's next project, Brave." Mashable 9:19 PM
  • "Ars Technica's 2011 holiday gift guide extravaganza" Ars Technica 4:40 PM
  • "The Portable Podcast, Episode 114" 148Apps 3:17 PM
  • "HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide: Notebooks" HotHardware 3:10 PM
  • "Printer buying guide: Major printer types explained" PCWorld 8:20 AM
  • "El Reg's life of Steve Jobs - now available on Kindle" The Register 8:00 AM
  • "Apple is hiring Siri Engineers, hints that expanded access to API coming" The Next Web 3:54 PM
  • "Apple Aces PCWorld's Reliability And Satisfaction Survey Yet Again In 2011" MacPrices 1:58 PM
  • "Malware: iOS devices more resistant than Android" Appletell 4:41 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly Testing New Quad-Core CPU Powered iPhone With A 720p Display" Redmond Pie 8:04 AM
  • "Research and Markets: Is Apple's new 7.85-inch iPad Mini (Buffalo) expected to launch in 3Q12?" Business Wire 8:42 AM
  • "Samsung Rejected Apple's Offer of iPhone Patent License" ITProPortal 7:50 AM
  • "Intel and Micron prep for 128GB storage" GigaOM 8:03 AM
  • "iPad the Perfect Gift, Extended Warranty Pros and Cons, Ultra-slim Bluetooth Keyboard, and More" Low End Mac 4:39 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Wins Patents for iPhone MIMO-SDMA Algorithms & Next-Generation Circuit Boards for Thinner iOS Designs" Patently Apple 4:32 PM
  • "Apple Wins Patents for Nike + iPod and Unique Magnet Array System" Patently Apple 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patent for Next Generation Automated Location Services" Patently Apple 11:00 AM
  • "Apple Patents Involve GUIs, Magnet Array, More" MacNews 10:42 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "I Am T-Pain 2.0 For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:36 AM
  • "Cave Bowling For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:36 AM
  • "Flower Board, An Addictive Puzzle Game For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:36 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:15 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:36 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:36 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 8:36 AM
  • "iPad Buyer's Guide -Prices Up To $50 Off Original Price -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 12:22 PM
  • "Apple TV Buyer's Guide -Apple TV Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 12:23 PM
  • "Best Selling iPod Accessories -From $1 To $79 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 12:21 PM
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Prices Range From $45 To $300 -Best Selling" MacReviewZone 12:23 PM

  • "An iPad Lover Plays With Fire, Part 3" MacNewsWorld 8:11 AM
  • "Hands-On With The Extreme Edge Shock Resistant iPad Case" Wired 3:10 PM
  • "Nikon 1 V1 review: Nikon hopes its first CSC will appeal to the family user as much as the enthusiast and add to, rather than detract from, its DSLRs" Macworld UK 8:13 AM
  • "Olympus E-PL3 review: The beginner-targeted E-PL3 omits built-in flash, but added a tilting LCD screen to more easily achieve low- or high-angle shots" Macworld UK 8:13 AM
  • "Take your Apple TV on the road w/ new case from Waterfield Designs" Insanely Great Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Focal XS Book provides great sound at moderate price" Macworld 3:50 PM
  • "Video Review: kiBORG iPad 2 Bluetooth Keyboard Case" Run Around Tech 8:20 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Review: Starmap for iOS – A Complete Guide to the Night Sky" MacTrast 4:00 PM
  • "How To Get Something Like Siri On Your Older iPhone Right Now, No Jailbreak Required" Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Weather Live Brings Beautifully Detailed Weather Information To Your iPhone And iPad" App Advice 5:04 PM
  • "Sheet Music Direct: An iTunes For, Well, Tunes" BYTE 4:42 PM
  • "Review: Math Battle for the iPad and iPhone" Wired 3:10 PM
  • "Core Dump: iOS Apps for Santa's Bag" Wired 3:10 PM
  • "CameraBag 2.0 Beta Release" Amitiae 3:09 PM
  • "NFL Pro 2012 Review: Fun gameplay hampered by constant upsells" Macworld 8:09 AM
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Inertia: Escape Velocity" Appletell 8:03 AM
  • "Desert Zombie Last Stand Review" 148Apps 10:10 AM
  • "Zombie Area! Review: Zombie Area! is about as mindless as its antagonists, but that doesn't keep it from being tons of fun." 148Apps 9:07 AM
  • "Conquer Online Review: Conquer Online is a free to play MMO that could do with a little more work to make it great." 148Apps 3:16 PM
  • "Propaganda Review: Turn the tables and help the pigs as they rebel against oppressive birds." 148Apps 3:17 PM
  • "Happily Ever After Review: Happily Ever After is a puzzle adventure game set in a mystical world of fairy tales." 148Apps 3:16 PM
  • "Figaro Wig HD Review: Figaro Wig HD is a platformer title centered around the adventures of a wig. Different? Oh yes." 148Apps 8:09 AM
  • "Deleting your on-device iOS music library with one swipe" iLounge 9:56 AM
  • "iOS 5: Making Your Device Speak Selected Text Aloud" The Mac Observer 8:21 AM
  • "Cassandra — Wednesday Review: The Week in Full Swing" Amitiae 8:03 PM
  • "Understanding the EU's antitrust inquiry into Apple's iBookstore" Yahoo! News 7:08 PM
  • "Starbucks Mobile App Does Good Business, But When Will They Double Down?" TechCrunch 7:08 PM
  • "On UI inconsistency in iOS 5" TUAW 7:08 PM
  • "With TVs, Microsoft Is Right and Apple Is Wrong"  Wired 6:58 PM
  • "Android Vs. iPhone: Two Strategies, But Only Apple Is Making Bank"  Business Insider 4:41 PM
  • "Shopper update illustrates Google's priorities on iOS" GigaOM 3:15 PM
  • "Kids: The next big thing for iOS apps and accessories" GigaOM 3:15 PM
  • "Report claims Apple HDTV to sport A6 processor and come in 3 screen sizes" Edible Apple 2:00 PM
  • "Editorial: iBooks, eBooks And Paper Books" AppleBitch 12:18 PM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Welcome to the dung heap of technology!" Macworld [Paid Membership Required] 9:59 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple doesn't see Kindle Fire as a threat" TG Daily 9:39 AM
  • "Prediction: Apple Will Roll Out Carrier Billing In Emerging Markets" MacNews 9:13 AM
  • "Hidden Dimensions: Apple in 2012: Its Own Worst Enemy" The Mac Observer 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft Grabs The Remote From Apple With Xbox Upgrade" Forbes 8:40 AM
  • "What Kodak can teach Google and Apple" MarketWatch 8:40 AM
  • "Apple's Siri-Enabled TV: 4 Problems" PCWorld 4:39 PM
  • "Can Microsoft outdo Apple's Siri? Microsoft details its Xbox 360 Live TV offering, which includes Bing-powered voice control." MSN Money 4:04 PM
  • "Siri features we'd like to see: Adding a few more capabilities would make a good iPhone 4S feature great" Macworld 4:02 PM
  • "Siri Believes CMOs Are Hosed" Forbes 10:47 AM
  • "Siri Ported to iPhone 4 Again, but Is It Safe? How About Legal?" Techland 10:43 AM
  • "Why the problem with Siri matters" ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "Can We Stop The Copycat Apps?" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "Apps Continue to Define the Mobile Marketplace" PadGadget 8:15 AM
  • "Dear Apple: Please keep Siri out of my TV"  Appletell 8:03 AM
  • "Europe May Unsettle Apple's E-Book Cart" MacNewsWorld 3:12 PM
  • "EU Investigates Apple, Others for eBook Price Fixing" The Mac Observer 10:51 AM
  • "European Commission investigating collusion among ebook sellers, Apple's involvement" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "European antitrust watchdog probing Apple, e-book sellers over a possible price fixing" 9 to 5 Mac 8:01 AM
  • "Unibody MacBook Air Knockoff Review (with Video!)" M.I.C. Gadget 3:55 PM
  • "Windows 8: 'Not enough for anyone to want to upgrade" Tech.Blorge 2:01 PM
  • "Why is Google talking about design so much?" ZDNet 11:44 AM
  • "To address brain drain, Yahoo needs to get back to basics" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "Finding a Linux Job" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "Nintendo's Wii U: Why It's Time to Stop Fretting About System Specs" Techland 11:33 AM
  • "The Cyber Security Industrial Complex: Documents point to a huge industry that provides online surveillance tools to governments and police agencies." Technology Review 11:27 AM
  • "Can We Stop The Copycat Apps?" TechCrunch 11:26 AM
  • "Warning: Tips for Secure Mobile Holiday Shopping" PCWorld 11:14 AM
  • "Google Wallet on Galaxy Nexus: Another NFC Fail" PC Magazine 11:12 AM
  • "May the geek craft force be with you" [Slideshow] CNN 11:04 AM
  • "C# wins developers, but Java still reigns: Tiobe survey has C# nipping at C++'s heels in popularity, but C++ holds edge in growing mobile development field" InfoWorld 11:00 AM
  • "Slinging TV to mobile devices has never been so easy, or worthwhile" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:56 AM
  • "Major League Gaming Finals Shatter Viewing Records Again, Outpaces Cable TV" Forbes 10:50 AM
  • "EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012" EE Times 10:38 AM
  • "HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide: Notebooks" HotHardware 11:47 AM
  • "Does the Kindle Fire have serious usability issues?" CNET News 10:02 AM
  • "Android invades the enterprise: How to handle it" InfoWorld 11:00 AM
  • "Consumer Reports ranks AT&T as lowest again in satisfaction survey" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: Don't Pre-judge the Kindle Touch" The Mac Observer 1:59 PM
  • "Kindle Fire usability study finds 'disappointing' user experience" AppleInsider 8:02 AM
  • "Kindle Fire Usability Findings" ["Our iPad testing showed that full sites work quite well on 10-inch tablets. Conversely, testing mobile phones revealed that specialized mobile sites are superior on smaller touchscreens (typically, 3.5-inch diagonal)."] Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox 8:02 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple Updates iBooks App with Nighttime Reading Theme, New Fonts, More" MacRumors 9:36 PM
  • "Add an instrument input to your iPhone or iPad with Griffin GuitarConnect Pro" TiPb 8:57 PM
  • "The best iPhone apps for freelancers in 2011" Appolicious 7:08 PM
  • "7digital Music Adds Microsoft To Its App List, Still Awaits Apple Approval" paidContent 7:08 PM
  • "Apple updates Cards app with minor improvements" Macworld 4:05 PM
  • "The Camera In The Book: Engaging Paddington On iPad" mocoNews 3:50 PM
  • "Treat Your iPad to A Designer Italian Make-Over With The Ducati Collection By iSkin" PadGadget 3:49 PM
  • "'Here's To The Crazy Ones' Gets Its Own Beautifully-Designed Letterpress Poster" RazorianFly 3:49 PM
  • "Poshmark Brings In $3.5 Million To Bring The Clothing Swap To Your iPhone" TechCrunch 3:49 PM
  • "Pose iPhone app shares your outfits each day" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3:14 PM
  • "PhoneFactor delivers iOS app for two-way mobile authentication" Techworld 3:10 PM
  • "Downcast Adds iCloud Sync to Already Great Podcast App" Wired 3:10 PM
  • "TAB Rests are a new foam cushioned base with wrist rest support that provides a better way to hold your tablet. TAB Rests are ideal when using your iPad, Android tablet, Kindle or Nook for extended periods. The soft foam base sits comfortably on your lap to provide a better viewing angle. TAB Rests also work well on desktop's or other hard surfaces to improve performance." newPCgadgets 9:05 AM
  • "Onebox Mobile App Brings VoIP Functionality to Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch" Marketwire 8:47 AM
  • "4Videosoft Newly Updated iPhone Video Converter Fully Supports iPhone 4S" PRNewswire 8:44 AM
  • "Fotopedia Launches LeWeb Magazine on Flipboard" Business Wire 8:43 AM
  • "Zenph® Sound Innovations Launches Piano Play-Along Applications for iPad" Business Wire 8:42 AM
  • "MacMall Announces Grand Opening of New Retail Store In Huntington Beach: Grand Opening features $3,500 giveaway including MacBook Air, iPod Touch and more" Business Wire 8:42 AM
  • "Xactly Launches New iPad Application for Xactly Express" Business Wire 8:42 AM
  • "Tweens: New Addictive Game Released for the iOS Platform" Kokakiki 8:39 AM
  • "'Pix'n Love Rush' Updated with New Mode, iPad Version Goes Universal" Touch Arcade 8:30 AM
  • "Google+ for iOS Gets Search and Big Pics" Mashable 8:26 AM
  • "Flipboard app launches first international edition in China" Reuters 8:25 AM
  • "iPhone recreated in wood (and a toy iPad for the taking)" TUAW 8:22 AM
  • "Angry Chickens prove a hit on the iPhone: New iOS app charts bring some new feathered friends" Macworld UK 8:13 AM
  • "The SkyLight: An iPhone Adapter For Your Microscope, Now On Kickstarter" App Advice 8:01 AM
  • "First Impression: Cox Releases 'TV Connect' App for the iPad" MacTrast 9:19 AM
  • "Cox adds live TV streaming app for iPads to higher-tier service" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "Cox TV Connect For iPad - Stream Live TV (If You're A Cox Customer)" App Advice 8:01 AM
  • "TopBrewer Brews Coffee With the Touch of an iPhone or iPad" Mashable 7:50 AM
  • "Dog-Centric iPhone App Provides Pet Owners A Way to Brag and Bond Over Pooches On-The-Go" PRWeb 7:47 AM
  • "Discover New Apps with Meeti: Visual Search for App Discovery" prMac 10:42 AM
  • "Monkey Christmas 1.0 - A New iPhone/iPod App For Kids And Family" prMac 9:09 AM
  • "MusicStatus for Facebook 1.0 - Share your Music Playlist to Facebook" prMac 9:06 AM
  • "Betel Nut Games releases Dog Park: Top Dog for the iPhone and iPad" prMac 9:06 AM
  • "ShotList App Helps Film And Video Makers To Plan Their Shoots" prMac 9:05 AM
  • "Polk Street Press Launches First Kids' iPad App - 12 Days of Christmas" prMac 8:39 AM
  • "Charmed: RewardsDen Edition Lets Players Earn Free Gift Cards" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "GiftShopper 1.0 released for iOS - Stylish Gift Management App" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Hot New Holiday Dress Up Game for Girls on iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Garage Sale PRO 1.0 automatically displays local garage sales" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "i.Menu Expo 2012 and iMenu Magazine: The Future of Hospitality" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "A New Visual iPad App For Learning Multiplication Tables" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Makanim for iPhone and iPad - Graphic Multitouch App - Fun, Relax and VJ" prMac 8:37 AM
  • "MultiFrame - Photo Collage Creation for iOS Made Easy" prMac 8:37 AM
  • "New Christmas Coloring Book App for Kids on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" prMac 8:37 AM
  • "Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Bring Innovative iPhone Wallet to Market" prMac 7:47 AM
  • "My Paper Plane 3 - Feels like a Classic" prMac 7:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Dell on Sidelines of Mobile Race, But Can It Afford to Stay There?" AllThingsD 9:49 AM
  • "HP Continues Cloud Strategy, Buys Hiflex" TheStreet 9:50 AM
  • "HP Buys Hiflex Software" Forbes 9:51 AM
  • "Undaunted by previous deals, Hewlett-Packard purchases German printing operation" Silicon Valley 10:33 AM
  • "HP Acquires Web-to-Print Specialist Hiflex: Hiflex products include MIS, Print Support and its open Web-to-print system called Webshop." eWeek 10:39 AM
  • "Whoops, HP Just Bought Another Company" AllThingsD 9:43 AM
  • "Autonomy's Culture Needs to Be Preserved in Takeover by HP, Lynch Says" Bloomberg 9:50 AM
  • "Autonomy CEO Says Culture to Be Upheld in HP Tie Up" [Video Report] Bloomberg 9:51 AM
  • "Windows 7 set to capture enterprise dominance, despite Windows 8 looming on the horizon" The Next Web 3:54 PM
  • "Windows 8 fondleslabs: Microsoft tip-toes through PC-makers' disaster" The Register 11:32 AM
  • "Windows 8 will be 'largely irrelevant' on PCs, predicts IDC: Research firm expects 'no upgrade activity' to Windows 8 on desktops, laptops" Computerworld 10:30 AM
  • "Is Windows 8 irrelevant?" TG Daily 11:30 AM
  • "Live: Microsoft Promises Windows Store to Offer 'a Bigger Bite of the Apple'" AllThingsD 6:57 PM
  • "Microsoft: Sleeping, but No Beauty" TheStreet 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox TV revolution is missing one thing" Fortune 10:53 AM
  • "Xbox 360 update faces delay" CNET News 10:00 AM
  • "Xbox 360 dashboard update 'slightly delayed'" Seattle Times 11:21 AM
  • "Judge inclined to throw out large parts of Oracle's new damages claim in Google lawsuit" Foss Patents 4:05 PM
  • "Oracle whips out Solaris 11 system lasher" The Register 6:58 PM
  • "Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad X130e, Ruggedized For K-12 Students" PC Magazine 11:12 AM
  • "Intel, Micron offer 128-Gbit NAND flash memory" EE Times 10:38 AM
  • "AMD helping Android fans port to x86" The Register 11:32 AM
  • "New Cisco cloud computing framework pushes management, collaboration: Cisco CloudVerse addresses public, private and hybrid cloud computing" Network World 11:17 AM
  • "Cisco solidifies cloud strategy, launches CloudVerse" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "Cisco Lays Out Agressive Strategy To Capture More Cloud Business" AllThingsD 11:53 AM
  • "Cisco's Bigger Bundle of Networking" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:00 PM
  • "Software Group Seeks Freedom To Install: The Software Freedom Law Group wants the U.S. Copyright Office to ensure that device makers can't limit users' ability to install lawful software on devices." InformationWeek 10:07 AM
  • "Molybdenite microchip promises flexible electronics" ZDNet UK 11:46 AM
  • "Swiss researchers build silicon chip alternative: Researchers at a Swiss university have made a computer chip from molybdenite" Techworld 11:28 AM
  • "The Future of Computing" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:04 AM
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Apple News
  • "Apple's Growth Makes It The Perfect Value Stock" Seeking Alpha 8:57 PM
  • "Apple: Retail Growth to Re-Accelerate, Says Barclays" Barron's 3:16 PM
  • "Apple: Canaccord Ups iPhone Estimate, Cuts iPad View" Barron's 8:48 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech stocks slip by close of session: Netflix shares slip as CEO addresses investment conference" MarketWatch 9:05 PM
  • "U.S. stocks mostly up on hopes for Europe" MarketWatch 9:05 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Advance on Speculation Europe Will Move to Tame Debt Crisis" Bloomberg 9:05 PM
  • "Dow Takes Off on Report Eurozone Officials May Double Rescue Resources" FOXBusiness 2:39 PM
  • "Dow, S&P End Higher on EU Bailout Fund News" CNBC 9:06 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed With Europe Holding Sway" TheStreet 9:06 PM
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  • "Stocks: Investors cautious after S&P warning" CNNMoney 9:34 AM
  • "Canadian stocks edge lower; loonie strengthens: Investors mull BoC rate decision, euro-zone rating downgrade risk" MarketWatch 11:54 AM
  • "U.K. market ends flat; Wolseley shares rally: 15 euro-zone countries could see their ratings downgraded" MarketWatch 11:50 AM
  • "Asian Shares Slide" [Paid Membership Required] 9:37 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Drop as S&P Puts Euro Nations on Downgrade Watch" Bloomberg 11:37 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks slide after S&P warning on Europe" MarketWatch 9:40 AM
  • "European Stocks Fall" [Paid Membership Required] 11:50 AM
  • "European Stocks Drop as S&P Puts 15 Euro-Area Nations on Review" Bloomberg 11:37 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks end lower after S&P warning/S&P warns it may downgrade the ratings of 15 euro nations" MarketWatch 11:51 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:51 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:51 PM
  • "Cloud software gets boost from Barclays analyst: Analyst Lenschow sees software outperforming overall market" MarketWatch 2:41 PM

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