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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, December 9, 2011
 

 

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Wednesday Highlights: Former Adobe exec, now head of Apple Watch efforts, Kevin Lynch, profiled at CNET; and the iWatch may be "a cure for smartphone addiction", but don't get caught fiddling with one while you drive; AppleInsider hearing late October as month to expect Apple's next "product splash"; 2-step verification now live for iCloud; workers at Foxconn's Brazil iPhone factory go on strike, halt production; part two of Tim Cook's interview with Charlie Rose; MiQueue app which lets you know wait times for new iPhones at Apple Stores, banned; want to know when iOS 8 will be released in your part of the world?; Apple Watch to use AMOLED panels; and we've posted a number of iPhone 6 reviews down in our Reviews section, including John Gruber's take, Mashable, Re/code, among many others; as well, Ars Technica reviews iOS 8, more from Re/code, iMore, others; and be sure to read Ars Technica's thoughts on iOS 8 on the iPhone 4S before you upgrade; iDownload Blog on setting up your new iPhone via iTunes backup, 9to5Mac primer on getting ready for iOS 8.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Motorola Mobility wins German patent suit against Apple, overcomes FRAND defense"  Foss Patents 8:15 AM
  • "Motorola Wins Preliminary Injunction, Could Bar Sales of iPhone and 3G iPad in Europe" MacRumors 8:59 AM
  • "Motorola wins injunction against Apple, could spell trouble for EU sales" Ars Technica 4:21 PM
  • "Apple Loses Big Against Motorola In Germany" TechCrunch 10:04 AM
  • "Apple loses patent battle with Motorola; war drags on" CNET News 11:14 AM
  • "Wisconsin-based court passes huge Apple-Motorola lawsuit to 'a kind judge in Chicago who enjoys trying patent cases'" Foss Patents 8:15 AM
  • "Apple keeps fighting for US preliminary injunction with appeal to Federal Circuit but definitively loses one in Australia"  Foss Patents 8:15 AM
  • "Apple complains that Samsung's lawyers are stalling and ducking" Foss Patents 8:15 AM
  • "Samsung wins round in long legal fight with Apple" Reuters 8:34 AM
  • "Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer takes charge of retail division as search for Ron Johnson replacement continues"  9 to 5 Mac 4:12 PM
  • "Apple gives retail responsibility to CFO Peter Oppenheimer" AppleInsider 7:21 PM
  • "Apple searched his house for a missing iPhone; now he'll sue"  CNET News 4:23 PM
  • "The Coolest Products of the Decade: Apple and Coca-Cola"  Forbes 8:01 AM
  • "iPhone 4S Receives Network Access Permit, Set to Go On Sale in China This Month" M.I.C. Gadget 9:02 AM
OS X
News
  • "Chrome is the most secured browser - new study: Firefox finishes last in 3 browser security race" The Register 8:35 AM
  • "Apple releases MainStage, Logic Pro, Aperture updates" FairerPlatform 9:24 AM
  • "Logic Pro migrates to Mac App Store, Logic Express sunsets" Insanely Great Mac 9:59 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Copy preference files instead of deleting them when troubleshooting" CNET Reviews 9:13 PM
  • "Troubleshooting printer warnings after updating OS X" MacFixIt 8:45 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Workaround for Having No Scrollbar Arrows in Mac OS X Lion" OS X Daily 8:24 AM
  • "Logo Design Studio Pro Perfect For Those With Limited Design Skills" MacNews 9:00 AM
  • "Free App Of The Week: Snail Mail Envelope Making Gets A Widget" Mac 360 8:05 AM
  • "See Bigger Thumbnails Of Wallpapers [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 10:09 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Making and Using an Alias" MacTrast 8:26 AM
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "Picasa 3.9 adds Google+ sharing, photo effects, improved editing" FairerPlatform 10:53 AM
  • "HoudahGeo 3.0 is a major upgrade to Houdah Software's one-stop photo geocoding solution for the Mac. It comes with an all new all-in-one-window interface, improved performance, support for many more GPS devices, .... HoudahGeo 3.0 runs on Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion. It is a $12 paid upgrade." Houdah Software 8:41 AM
  • "I'm Away is released: Free IM status changer for Mac" prMac 9:04 AM
  • "24U Software releases 24U FM Bench Detective 1.0.2" prMac 8:41 AM
  • "24U Software releases 24U Toolbox Plug-In 1.1.2" prMac 8:41 AM
  • "BlackwoodApps Releases Volleyball and Tennis Scoreboard Software for Mac" prMac 8:18 AM
  • "Acclivity Launches AccountEdge Pro 2012 for Mac and Windows" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Pinball Shuffle Released Through Mac App Store" prMac 8:03 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Opens New Store in New York: A couple hundred eager shoppers from around the country were waiting Friday outside Apple Inc.'s newest retail store in New York when the store opened at 10 a.m. inside Grand Central Terminal" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:58 AM
  • "Apple's Grand Central store packed for opening day" The Loop 9:56 AM
  • "Apple's massive Grand Central retail store draws big crowds ahead of 10am grand opening" 9 to 5 Mac 10:03 AM
  • "4,000 Snag Apple Grand Central Store T-Shirts" iPhone Savior 7:55 PM
  • "Apple's Hottest New Product Can Be Thrown in the Wash: Fans Collect Company's T-Shirts, Kept in Limited Supply; 'Star Trek' Model" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:58 AM
  • "The Star of the New Apple Store? The T-Shirt!" [Video Report] WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:58 AM
  • "Apple Fans Covet iShirt" [Slideshow] WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:59 AM
  • "Apple set to open Grand Central store in NY" MarketWatch 9:57 AM
  • "Apple Store workers bring in $278 per hour apiece" CNET News 8:52 AM
  • "The covert birth of Apple's next Santa Monica store" CNN 8:16 AM
  • "San Francisco man plans to sue Apple over iPhone prototype search" Yahoo! News 9:27 PM
  • "Android, BlackBerry phone owners favour Apple tablet: OS brand loyalty, they've heard of it" Register Hardware 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Capitalizes On Doctors' iPad Romance: Apple's medical manager has been promoting the tablets in a variety of venues, including iTunes' healthcare room." InformationWeek 10:54 AM
  • "Apple Pulls 'TV Shows' Menu from Apple TV in Canada" iPhoneinCanada 10:02 AM
  • "Apple lists bests games of 2011" TG Daily 8:37 AM
  • "Snapseed Takes Apple's Pick as 'iPad App of the Year" Best App Site 8:40 AM
  • "Apple picks its top iPhone and iPad apps of 2011" ZDNet 11:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Opens iOS Window for Xbox Live Fans" MacNewsWorld 8:25 AM
  • "Computer History Museum unveils online Steve Jobs exhibit with extremely rare Video of Jobs circa 1980" Edible Apple 10:52 AM
  • "Small retailer enables self checkout with iPhone app" ZDNet 3:22 PM
  • "Say it Ain't So! AT&T Begins Throttling Data Heavy iPhone Users" PadGadget 9:00 AM
  • "Syria bans iPhone use to prevent Video evidence of government sanctioned violence" Edible Apple 10:52 AM
  • "Samsung's new Galaxy SII advert lampoons iTunes in the Cloud" 9 to 5 Mac 11:15 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "webOS hacked together for HTC's EVO 3D, a proof of concept for the time being" The Verge 4:04 PM
  • "Simple rubber band adds macro lens to any smartphone" CNET News 3:01 PM
  • "BBC teases new Doctor Who video game" TG Daily 2:04 PM
  • "Andreessen Says He Has No Plans For 'An Operating Role' At Yahoo" TechCrunch 1:59 PM
  • "Reading is alive and increasingly electronic" Reuters 11:52 AM
  • "ViaSat's speedy satellite to go live by year end: Carlsbad company will begin offering high speed Internet service from ViaSat-1" San Diego Union-Tribune 11:49 AM
  • "Anonymous attack on HBGary Federal didn't ruin us, says CEO" Network World 11:41 AM
  • "Spotify gets makeover, Pandora-like radio stations" MSNBC 11:31 AM
  • "Scientists 'fly' into storms from their computers" OurAmazingPlanet 11:31 AM
  • "Two zero-day vulnerabilities found in Flash Player: Researchers release exploit for two zero-day remote code execution vulnerabilities in Flash Player" IDG News Service 10:57 AM
  • "Coming next year: 802.11ac for faster Wi-Fi/The emerging standard will reach gigabit speeds and help conserve batteries, says chipmaker Broadcom" IDG News Service 10:56 AM
  • "Talking Fab.com with Jeff Jordan" Fortune 10:49 AM
  • "Qualcomm announces two Snapdragon S4 chips" EE Times 10:38 AM
  • "Tablet PCs to diversify in display resolutions and sizes in 2012" DigiTimes 10:36 AM
  • "Texas Instruments struggles with prolonged bottom: After pointing to 'signs of a bottom,' chip giant cuts outlook" MarketWatch 2:43 PM
  • "AT&T Says Blocking T-Mobile Purchase Will Lead to Higher Prices" Bloomberg 10:15 AM
  • "AT&T LTE surfaces in San Francisco" CNET 9:57 AM
  • "Panasonic to Venture Abroad in Smartphones, Plans Europe Launch in March" IDG News Service 11:39 AM
  • "Toshiba Excite Android tablet coming in January" CNET News 9:57 AM
  • "Cognitive Computing: When Computers Become Brains" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "Google Debuts Currents News Reader: Google debuted Google Currents to compete with Flipboard, Livestand and AOL's Editions, Kara Swisher reports on digits." [Video Report] MarketWatch 2:45 PM
  • "Google deploys IPv6 for internal network: Google engineer tells Usenix conference the IPv6 project is already bearing fruit even though only halfway finished" IDG News Service 10:57 AM
  • "Google chairman calls Carrier IQ a 'keylogger'" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:50 AM
  • "Google releases opt-in 'Find My Face' facial recognition tool" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2:18 PM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Digital Rights Cloud Cloud-Based Streaming: Cloud-based systems allow a single purchase to stream on a variety of devices. But it looks like Apple and the Keystone system will duke it out with everyone else and Ultraviolet. Larry Greenemeier Reports." Scientific American 9:06 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets columnist Kirk McElhearn, Laptop Magazine's Avram Piltch, and Kim Bradford from GottaBeMobile this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 7:09 PM
  • "Gear Guide: For Macs/Know someone who (a) owns a Mac and (b) is hankering for some new gear to go with it? We've got some suggestions." Macworld 10:08 AM
  • "Baldwins Behaving Badly, Siri Wish List, Apple's Newest Store + More (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 9:15 AM
  • "Apple, Publishing Houses Face Antitrust Probe: Lynn Neary speaks with Sarah Weinman, the news editor for Publishers Marketplace, about the antitrust probe of Apple and six publishing houses over the prices of e-books. It is being investigated by the Department of Justice and the European Commission." NPR 8:53 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Samsung's Retina Display threatens Apple's February iPad 3" Computerworld 8:07 AM
  • "iPad 3 'coming in February 2012" - claim: Citigroup analyst reckons next-generation iPad will launch a little earlier than expected" Macworld UK 8:26 AM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung: Here Come the Retina Display Tablets" Techland 10:08 AM
  • "Analyst: 'iPad 3' coming in February" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:57 AM
  • "Black Friday: Apple zigged while the PC market zagged/PC sales were down 8% Thanksgiving week, but demand for the MacBook Air was strong" Fortune 8:50 AM
  • "Apple loses iPad trademark in China" Xinhuanet 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Patent Shows Apple Fighting Grime: Die-Die-Die!" Patently Apple 9:55 AM
  • "Wait time for Apple's 2TB BTO iMacs improves to 2-4 weeks" AppleInsider 8:18 AM
  • "OEM production of iPhone 3GS to reach two million units in 4Q11, say sources" DigiTimes 10:53 AM
  • "iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak Video Means the Wait's Almost Over" Gizmodo 8:37 AM
  • "Apple Tops in Reliability Again, Mobile Ivy Bridge Road Map, Upgrade MacBook Memory, and More" Low End Mac 4:24 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Apple cuts prices of refurbished iPad 2s" TUAW 8:43 PM
  • "Mirror's Edge For iPad By Electronic Arts Is Free Today (Previously $9.99)" Apple Sliced 9:21 AM
  • "Dino Cap 2 HD For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:21 AM
  • "Top Gear: Stunt School For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:21 AM
  • "Apple drops prices on refurbished iPad 2s, start at $419" 9 to 5 Mac 8:54 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 17 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:24 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 9:02 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:02 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 9:02 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Hands-on with the TouchFire iPad keyboard, 3 days left to back the project" ZDNet 3:22 PM
  • "Griffin iTrip Dual Connect car kit for iPhone: When it comes to listening to music in the car, the iTrip Dual Connect offers the choice of cable free convenience or high quality audio." Register Hardware 8:35 AM
  • "LaCie's Thunderbolt SSD combines speed, portability" Macworld 8:26 AM
  • "Up Falls Down: Jawbone Up" Wired 10:56 AM
  • "Review – Olympus XZ-1 camera – Capable Fun in your Pocket" Mac Edition Radio 3:24 PM
  • "Review and Giveaway: iMainGo 2 & iMainGo X" Wired 10:56 AM
  • "Sennheiser HD238i review: The HD238is are lightweight and designed to be portable, unlike most of the other phones we tested" Macworld UK 11:25 AM
  • "The Stretch review: The Stretch headphones are certainly stretchy, and are fashioned with a combination of several different materials" Macworld UK 8:26 AM
  • "JVC HA-M750 review: Despite the strange shape, the JVC HA-M750s sound amazing" Macworld UK 8:26 AM
  • "SRH440 review: If you wear them on the train, be prepared to get a few funny looks" Macworld UK 8:26 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Great cowboy games for iOS" CNET News 9:00 PM
  • "Zite for iPhone: An elegant, personalized reader" CNET News 4:13 PM
  • "The future of Xbox Live is on iPhone, and it is evil" Electricpig 11:27 AM
  • "Review: BuzzE – A New Way to be Social" MacTrast 4:04 PM
  • "Six iOS apps let you quickly create and send holiday cards" Macworld 8:25 AM
  • "First Look: OnLive Gaming for iOS" Macworld 8:25 AM
  • "Core Dump: 4-Year-Old-Approved iOS Apps for Santa's Bag" Wired 10:56 AM
  • "Bike Baron Review: Responsive controls, challenging levels add to the fun in this iOS game" Macworld 8:25 AM
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Egg Punch" Appletell 8:19 AM
  • "'Defenders of Ardania' Review – A Great New Twist In Tower Defense" Touch Arcade 10:09 AM
  • "Hogworld: Excellent Adventure Storytelling for Kids" Wired 3:17 PM
  • "MusicStatus for Facebook Review" 148Apps 8:26 AM
  • "Batman Arkham City Lockdown Review: Dole out some bone-jarring justice in this action combat game." 148Apps 10:10 AM
  • "Laser Walls HD Review" 148Apps 4:13 PM
  • "Bejeweled Blitz Review" 148Apps 4:12 PM
  • "Defenders of Ardania Review: Great-looking tower defense game that also lets players take the fight into their own hands by sending waves of attacking troops to combat the enemy." 148Apps 9:15 AM
  • "Dizzy: Prince Of The Yolkfolk Review/A charming conversion of a much loved platforming classic." 148Apps 11:15 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "iPad 2 as a serious writing machine (how-to)" ZDNet 3:02 PM
  • "How to Live Without a Jailbreak in iOS 5" Lifehacker 10:53 AM
Tips
  • "How To Create An Alphanumerical Passcode On Your iOS Device [iOS Tip] Cult of Mac 4:21 PM
  • "7 Ways to Pimp Your iPhone: Beyond the case and the apps, there are all kinds of ways to personalize your phone. Here are seven favorites." PC Magazine 3:22 PM
  • "Daily Tip: how to use QR codes on your iPhone or iPad" TiPb 10:10 AM
  • "iOS 5: Unlock device by swiping Notification" Mac OS X Hints 10:08 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Steve Jobs To Be Memorialized With 7-Foot Tall Hungarian Statue" Forbes 9:09 PM
  • "Apple Made A Deal With The Devil (No, Worse: A Patent Troll)"  TechCrunch 8:59 PM
  • "Sharp Selling Too Many Big-Ass TVs to Worry About Apple Television" AllThingsD 4:20 PM
  • "Android's Revenge on Apple's iPhone & iPad" ZDNet 4:13 PM
  • "8 Weeks Later, How Do iPhone 4S Users Feel? [Stats] Mashable 4:13 PM
  • "The web can't shut up about Apple's iPhone 4S" VentureBeat 4:13 PM
  • "webOS' potential: A headache for iOS, Android?" ZDNet 3:23 PM
  • "7 Apple Stores to Visit Before You Die: Apple has more than 320 stores worldwide, but some stand out more than others." PC Magazine 3:18 PM
  • "Particle Debris: Finding the Good Stuff: Behind the Scenes Analysis" The Mac Observer 3:01 PM
  • "iPhone 4S in Malaysia: I've Pre-Registered, Have You?" vernonchan 1:07 PM
  • "Apple using patents to undermine open standards again" Opera Software 11:26 AM
  • "Most Buzzed-About Smartphone? iPhone 4S" PC Magazine 11:25 AM
  • "A Blubbering Mass of Apple Idiots Are Suffocating Grand Central" Gizmodo 11:14 AM
  • "Can Microsoft really pull off Office for iPad? Apple's iWork suite has shown the way, but it's not good enough for many businesses" InfoWorld 10:57 AM
  • "Phillipe Starck: Intelligence, Honesty and (My Friend) Steve Jobs" Wired 10:56 AM
  • "Unleashing Your Inner Steve Jobs Part 2: More about innovating at a higher level by unleashing your inner Steve Jobs!" Psychology Today 10:10 AM
  • "Steve Jobs: Person of the Year/Commentary: The Dissenters played a big part in our lives, too" MarketWatch 9:58 AM
  • "An IMac With TV Functionality? I'm There!" MacNews 9:03 AM
  • "Opinion: Why Pay For A GPS Unit If You Already Have An iPhone?" AppleBitch 9:02 AM
  • "iPad 3 vs. New Samsung Tablet: War Starts in February" CMS Wire 10:09 AM
  • "Motorola wins iPhone sales banned in Germany, Europe is next" BetaNews 4:22 PM
  • "Motorola scores Apple iPhone/iPad injunction in Germany [Updated] SlashGear 10:03 AM
  • "Remind me about those weak Motorola patents again" The Orange View 9:56 AM
  • "Samsung to Apple: Victory Is Mine" AllThingsD 8:52 AM
  • "iOS 5 ties boost Twitter, Wolfram Alfa" Mac.Blorge 8:39 AM
  • "Put your iPad to work" CNNMoney 8:38 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Parents complain Amazon's Kindle Fire gives kids access to porn, accounts" AppleInsider 7:22 PM
  • "Microsoft may stop keynoting CES after 2012 to emulate Apple" Electronista 4:04 PM
  • "Analysis: HP Releases webOS to Open Source Community" Tech.pinions 1:09 PM
  • "Google Currents: Another Half-Baked Google Launch" InformationWeek 3:02 PM
  • "Sharp Elite review: Overpriced, but best picture quality since Kuro" CNET Reviews 3:01 PM
  • "What Moore's Law Means for the Future of the Cloud" Wired 2:21 PM
  • "Facebook isn't worth $100bn, and I am not your friend" V3 2:12 PM
  • "Chrome is the most secured browser - new study: Firefox finishes last in 3 browser security race" The Register 2:07 PM
  • "Hands-On With The Meizu MX" TechCrunch 1:59 PM
  • "Twitter's Refresh Needs Work" PCWorld 11:39 AM
  • "Experts: Wipe gadgets before giving to kids" [Video Report] MSNBC 11:32 AM
  • "Operating systems don't matter much anymore: Operating systems will remain important for as long as we use computers, but mostly they will matter only to the people behind the scenes" Computerworld 10:56 AM
  • "Why today's living room doesn't need DVDs or Blu-Rays" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:52 AM
  • "Top 10 tablets to give as Christmas gifts" V3 2:11 PM
  • "Cool stuff: Your 2011 holiday tech gift guide/From tablets and smartphones to HDTVs and a few surprises, we've rounded up the best tech gear to give and get this year." Computerworld 10:29 AM
  • "The Most Innovative Products of 2011" [Slideshow] CRN 10:26 AM
  • "Carrier IQ: What Carriers, Device Makers Must Do Next" InformationWeek 10:00 AM
  • "Time to Say Goodbye to the Cable Guy: Why You'll Buy TV on the Web in 2012" AllThingsD 9:47 AM
  • "How Microsoft Can Embrace the Post-PC Era" Tech.pinions 9:00 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Daily Show takes on iOS game in-app purchases" The Loop 2:58 PM
  • "Social media is turning us into simpletons." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 11:27 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Apple posts beautiful Beatles Video" CNET News 8:59 PM
  • "'WildChords' is One of the Coolest Things I've Seen the iPad Do" Touch Arcade 4:21 PM
  • "Mattebox Photo App: More Than Just Filters" AllThingsD 4:05 PM
  • "The Old Macro Lens In The Rubber Band Trick" iPhone Savior 3:18 PM
  • "Zite intelligent mobile mag hits iPhone" SlashGear 11:25 AM
  • "Zite, the News Reading App That Wants to Get to Know You" Forbes 10:53 AM
  • "Zite now available in iPhone version" Macworld 10:50 AM
  • "'Mirror's Edge' Goes Free, 'Dead Space' Sees Price Cut, Too" Touch Arcade 10:09 AM
  • "Home Sheep Home 2, Let Me Out and Stretched Out From Chillingo This Week" 148Apps 10:03 AM
  • "Exclusive Beatles 'Yellow Submarine' Book Available Free On Apple's iBookstore Starting Today" PRNewswire 9:22 AM
  • "New App From Beatport Turns the iPad Into the Ultimate Mobile Mashup Machine" Business Wire 9:22 AM
  • "PDF Quick Sign is a new valued addition to our PDF applications family, which contains PDF PROvider, PDF Printer and WEB to PDF solutions. This is a powerful tool to manage already converted PDFs, such as forms, articles, notices, contracts by annotating, filling forms and using signing capabilities." Dar-Soft 8:40 AM
  • "Tap to Trap Apple: Apple Trap Game Free to Download" prMac 3:23 PM
  • "Publishing Phenomenon Scaredy Squirrel Ventures into the Digital World" prMac 9:59 AM
  • "Steve Weintraut LLC releases QuoteMaker Pro sales tool for iPad" prMac 9:21 AM
  • "Video Vault: Best of the Web - iPhone App Release Announcement" prMac 9:11 AM
  • "Delicious Christmas for iPhone and iPod touch released: Yummy and fun" prMac 9:11 AM
  • "Christmas Mansion iPhone Game Released" prMac 9:04 AM
  • "JAM Language launches Brazilian Portuguese App" prMac 9:03 AM
  • "Civics 101 - We the People - Multimedia Reference on U.S. Government" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "XIMAD gives Christmas Presents" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "Embraceware releases Shuttle Scuttle for iOS" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "Doodle Grub Christmas Edition - The Classic Snake Game Celebrates Xmas" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "How Many Languages Can A Child Learn?" prMac 8:12 AM
  • "iLuv Drawing Santa Free - Learn to draw Santa, Rudolph and more" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "GiftShopper 1.0 for iOS - Stylish Gift Management App Featured by Apple" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "KidTidy releases Make A Snowman 1.0 for iOS - Christmas-themed app" prMac 8:11 AM
  • "Fishing Deluxe - Get Best Fishing Times" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Pocket God Comics Available for Free on Monster Free Apps" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "New Trashers Game: Good, Clean Fun Even When Fighting Trash Monsters" prMac 8:03 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Top 10 reasons why Bill Gates should return to Microsoft" InfoWorld 10:57 AM
  • "Is Bill Gates mulling a return to Microsoft throne? One final belated repeat of a Jobs move maybe on cards" The Register 2:08 PM
  • "HP-Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Eyes Regulated Enterprises: HP-Microsoft alliance lets CIOs use a hybrid approach, including private cloud with security and service levels strong enough for highly-regulated industries. Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync services are part of the offering." InformationWeek 10:00 AM
  • "Microsoft plans 20 patches next week: The final Patch Tuesday of the year will deliver 14 security updates and is likely to fix the Duqu and BEAST bugs" Computerworld 10:57 AM
  • "Duqu vuln fix stars in bumper Patch Tuesday/Microsoft's Xmas gift to sysadmins: 14 security updates" Channel Register 2:08 PM
  • "Microsoft implement 'kill switch' to remotely delete Windows 8 apps" Techworld 2:00 PM
  • "Microsoft arms Win8 store apps with remote self-destruct" The Register 2:08 PM
  • "Is there a new Microsoft afoot?Commentary: Xbox360 could be a hub for home entertainment" MarketWatch 2:45 PM
  • "Microsoft offers free 'Xbox Live Gold Weekend'" TG Daily 2:04 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Gets Zilch for WebOS" WSJ Blogs 2:54 PM
  • "HP's punt on WebOS" Fortune 2:56 PM
  • "HP Gives WebOS Software To Public Domain" Barron's 2:55 PM
  • "HP: WebOS, Enyo app framework goes open source" ZDNet 2:24 PM
  • "HP To Keep webOS Alive By Making It Open Source" TechCrunch 1:58 PM
  • "HP to Open-Source Its WebOS Mobile Platform" Wired 2:21 PM
  • "HP to take webOS open source" V3 2:11 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Makes WebOS Open Source" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:16 PM
  • "In An Internal HP Email, Meg Whitman Assures webOS' Best Days Are Still Ahead" TechCrunch 1:58 PM
  • "HP decides fate of webOS" The Verge [Free Registration Required] 2:18 PM
  • "Report: 'All Hands' HP Meeting to Decide Fate of WebOS" PC Magazine 11:37 AM
  • "New York Case Against Intel Suffers Blows" WSJ Blogs 2:15 PM
  • "Intel: Best Port in Semi Storm, Says MKM" Barron's 2:52 PM
  • "Intel takes a seat on the board of NFC Forum" EE Times 10:38 AM
  • "AMD working on 'ultrathins' alternative to Intel's Ultrabook laptop platform" ZDNet 2:25 PM
  • "Bill Aims to Curb Tech Firms' Exports" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
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Industry News
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  • "Stocks Post Solid Gains as European Debt Fears Ease" TheStreet 4:27 PM
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  • "Dow Gains for Second Straight Week: Stocks wrapped up their second straight week of gains as the euro zone's latest plan to fix its debt crisis overshadowed some disappointing forecasts from big U.S. companies." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:28 PM
  • "Stocks head for higher ground after Europe deal" CNNMoney 9:34 AM
  • "Canadian stocks lifted as Europe reaches pact" MarketWatch 2:44 PM
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  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:53 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:54 PM
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