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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, December 10, 2011
 

 

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Monday Highlights: Apple sells a record number of iPhones over the weekend, more than 10 million in 3 days — without China — reports in our Apple/Macintosh, and General Interest sections; Apple's got the Coolest Brand crown in the United Kingdom; Starbucks has been pretty successful with their mobile app payment, will Apple Pay beat it?; OS X Mavericks coming in October along side new iPads?; Jack March claims exclusive info on new MacBook Air models with USB Type C among features; Square Trade's breakability testing of new iPhones find the iPhone 6 with the best score ever, followed by the 6 Plus — unless you put it in a blender; Tim Cook to speaks on clean energy today as part of Climate Week 2014; battery and Wifi issues affecting iOS 8 users?; DisplayMate's testing of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are in; Macdrifter reviews the 6 Plus, AnandTech shows preliminary results of new iPhone benchmarks; Macworld tests the iPhone 6 camera, iMore on the iPhone speakers; is reachability effective on the 6 Plus?; MacMost tutorial focuses on editing photos in iOS 8; and Jonny Evans has a troubleshooting guide for iOS 8; long lines for iPhones a marketing ploy?

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Steve Jobs remembered by Stephen Wolfram: The inspirational Apple leader's revolutionary talents were apparent long before the iPod came along"  The Observer 7:19 PM
  • "Apple possibly forced into deal with patent troll Digitude"  Electronista 9:12 AM
  • "Apple accused of feeding intellectual property to 'patent troll'"  AppleInsider 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Clears Final Hurdle to Start Selling the iPhone in China"  AllThingsD 8:54 AM
  • "iPhone 4S nabs access permit, may land in China by Xmas" CNET News 11:24 AM
  • "Does the iPhone 4S Still Need a Permit to Launch in China?" PC Magazine 5:41 PM
  • "iPhone 4S cleared for use in China, sino-Siri coming soon" Engadget 8:57 AM
  • "Apple loses the iPad name in China" Appletell 8:58 AM
  • "Largest Crowd of Witnesses For Store Opening" ifoAppleStore 2:38 PM
  • "Apple Grand Central Store: Quick Tour" [Slideshow] InformationWeek 8:54 AM
  • "Apple posts photos of its Grand Central Store opening" Fortune 5:00 PM
  • "Apple's Grand Central Opening" TheStreet 9:27 AM
  • "Motorola Mobility wins German patent suit against Apple, overcomes FRAND defense"  Foss Patents 12/9
  • "Motorola Wins Preliminary Injunction, Could Bar Sales of iPhone and 3G iPad in Europe" MacRumors 12/9
  • "Motorola wins injunction against Apple, could spell trouble for EU sales" Ars Technica 12/9
  • "Apple Loses Big Against Motorola In Germany" TechCrunch 12/9
  • "Apple loses patent battle with Motorola; war drags on" CNET News 12/9
  • "Wisconsin-based court passes huge Apple-Motorola lawsuit to 'a kind judge in Chicago who enjoys trying patent cases'" Foss Patents 12/9
  • "Apple keeps fighting for US preliminary injunction with appeal to Federal Circuit but definitively loses one in Australia"  Foss Patents 12/9
  • "Apple complains that Samsung's lawyers are stalling and ducking" Foss Patents 12/9
  • "Samsung wins round in long legal fight with Apple" Reuters 12/9
  • "Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer takes charge of retail division as search for Ron Johnson replacement continues"  9 to 5 Mac 12/9
  • "Apple gives retail responsibility to CFO Peter Oppenheimer" AppleInsider 12/9
  • "Apple searched his house for a missing iPhone; now he'll sue"  CNET News 12/9
  • "The Coolest Products of the Decade: Apple and Coca-Cola"  Forbes 12/9
  • "iPhone 4S Receives Network Access Permit, Set to Go On Sale in China This Month" M.I.C. Gadget 12/9
OS X
News
  • "Chrome is the most secured browser - new study: Firefox finishes last in 3 browser security race" The Register 12/9
  • "Apple releases MainStage, Logic Pro, Aperture updates" FairerPlatform 12/9
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "I've had the same problem with cookies regenerating after deletion. Also the problem with Apple ID queries - a continual nuisance. YMMV, but I found that if I delete all cookies _but_ the apple.com cookie, the recurring Apple ID query in iTunes goes away. (Of course, deleting _all_ cookies is a near impossible task, as this thread suggests, given the current handling of cookies by Safari.)" MacInTouch 9:10 PM
  • "Copy preference files instead of deleting them when troubleshooting" CNET Reviews 12/9
  • "Troubleshooting printer warnings after updating OS X" MacFixIt 12/9
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How to Disable (or Enable) Spotlight in Mac OS X Lion" OS X Daily 9:15 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Silent Volume Control In Mac OS" MacTrast 9:15 AM
  • "Workaround for Having No Scrollbar Arrows in Mac OS X Lion" OS X Daily 12/9
  • "Logo Design Studio Pro Perfect For Those With Limited Design Skills" MacNews 12/9
  • "Free App Of The Week: Snail Mail Envelope Making Gets A Widget" Mac 360 12/9
  • "See Bigger Thumbnails Of Wallpapers [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 12/9
  • "Mac Tip: Making and Using an Alias" MacTrast 12/9
Op/Ed
Press Releases
  • "Picasa 3.9 adds Google+ sharing, photo effects, improved editing" FairerPlatform 12/9
  • "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 12/9
  • "I'm Away is released: Free IM status changer for Mac" prMac 12/9
  • "24U Software releases 24U FM Bench Detective 1.0.2" prMac 12/9
  • "24U Software releases 24U Toolbox Plug-In 1.1.2" prMac 12/9
  • "BlackwoodApps Releases Volleyball and Tennis Scoreboard Software for Mac" prMac 12/9
  • "Acclivity Launches AccountEdge Pro 2012 for Mac and Windows" prMac 12/9
  • "Pinball Shuffle Released Through Mac App Store" prMac 12/9
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "All AT&T iPhones on sale at RadioShack starting Sunday" BGR 7:57 PM
  • "Amazon set to slice up Apple's core sale" The National 2:40 PM
  • "Apple Promotes The Beatles With New TV Advert, Free iBook" MacStories 9:15 AM
  • "Apple Posts New iTunes Beatles Ad: Cover [Video] iClarified 9:12 AM
  • "Apple Store 2011 holiday display" TiPb 10:56 AM
  • "iToys: Electronics fill wish lists for kids of all ages" MSNBC 5:00 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Immortalized in Bronze (not Aluminum or Glass)" PC Magazine 7:19 PM
  • "Steve Jobs to be remembered with statue in Hungary" Associated Press 9:47 AM
  • "Starbucks Soars with Mobile Payment Program" Computerworld 2:39 PM
  • "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] 12/9
  • "Apple's Grand Central store packed for opening day" The Loop 12/9
  • "Apple's massive Grand Central retail store draws big crowds ahead of 10am grand opening" 9 to 5 Mac 12/9
  • "4,000 Snag Apple Grand Central Store T-Shirts" iPhone Savior 12/9
  • "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] 12/9
  • "The Star of the New Apple Store? The T-Shirt!" [Video Report] WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/9
  • "Apple Fans Covet iShirt" [Slideshow] WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/9
  • "Apple set to open Grand Central store in NY" MarketWatch 12/9
  • "Apple Store workers bring in $278 per hour apiece" CNET News 12/9
  • "The covert birth of Apple's next Santa Monica store" CNN 12/9
  • "San Francisco man plans to sue Apple over iPhone prototype search" Yahoo! News 12/9
  • "Android, BlackBerry phone owners favour Apple tablet: OS brand loyalty, they've heard of it" Register Hardware 12/9
  • "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 12/9
  • "Apple Pulls 'TV Shows' Menu from Apple TV in Canada" iPhoneinCanada 12/9
  • "Apple lists bests games of 2011" TG Daily 12/9
  • "Snapseed Takes Apple's Pick as 'iPad App of the Year" Best App Site 12/9
  • "Apple picks its top iPhone and iPad apps of 2011" ZDNet 12/9
  • "Microsoft Opens iOS Window for Xbox Live Fans" MacNewsWorld 12/9
  • "Computer History Museum unveils online Steve Jobs exhibit with extremely rare Video of Jobs circa 1980" Edible Apple 12/9
  • "Small retailer enables self checkout with iPhone app" ZDNet 12/9
  • "Say it Ain't So! AT&T Begins Throttling Data Heavy iPhone Users" PadGadget 12/9
  • "Syria bans iPhone use to prevent Video evidence of government sanctioned violence" Edible Apple 12/9
  • "Samsung's new Galaxy SII advert lampoons iTunes in the Cloud" 9 to 5 Mac 12/9
Non-Apple News
  • "webOS hacked together for HTC's EVO 3D, a proof of concept for the time being" The Verge 12/9
  • "Simple rubber band adds macro lens to any smartphone" CNET News 12/9
  • "BBC teases new Doctor Who video game" TG Daily 12/9
  • "Andreessen Says He Has No Plans For 'An Operating Role' At Yahoo" TechCrunch 12/9
  • "Reading is alive and increasingly electronic" Reuters 12/9
  • "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 12/9
  • "Anonymous attack on HBGary Federal didn't ruin us, says CEO" Network World 12/9
  • "Spotify gets makeover, Pandora-like radio stations" MSNBC 12/9
  • "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 12/9
  • "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 12/9
  • "Talking Fab.com with Jeff Jordan" Fortune 12/9
  • "Qualcomm announces two Snapdragon S4 chips" EE Times 12/9
  • "Tablet PCs to diversify in display resolutions and sizes in 2012" DigiTimes 12/9
  • "Texas Instruments struggles with prolonged bottom: After pointing to 'signs of a bottom,' chip giant cuts outlook" MarketWatch 12/9
  • "AT&T Says Blocking T-Mobile Purchase Will Lead to Higher Prices" Bloomberg 12/9
  • "AT&T LTE surfaces in San Francisco" CNET 12/9
  • "Panasonic to Venture Abroad in Smartphones, Plans Europe Launch in March" IDG News Service 12/9
  • "Toshiba Excite Android tablet coming in January" CNET News 12/9
  • "Cognitive Computing: When Computers Become Brains" Forbes 12/9
  • "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 12/9
  • "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 12/9
  • "Google chairman calls Carrier IQ a 'keylogger'" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12/9
  • "Google releases opt-in 'Find My Face' facial recognition tool" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12/9
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Gear of ZDNet: How Matt Miller stays mobile" ZDNet 9:45 AM
  • "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 12/9
  • "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 12/9
  • "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 12/9
  • "Baldwins Behaving Badly, Siri Wish List, Apple's Newest Store + More (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 12/9
  • "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 12/9
Hardware/Software
  • "iPad 3 Said Thicker, with Smart Cover" Macworld UK 10:55 AM
  • "Lenovo Could Unset iMac as Top All-in-one PC" Macworld UK 2:38 PM
  • "Samsung's Retina Display threatens Apple's February iPad 3" Computerworld 12/9
  • "iPad 3 'coming in February 2012" - claim: Citigroup analyst reckons next-generation iPad will launch a little earlier than expected" Macworld UK 12/9
  • "Apple vs. Samsung: Here Come the Retina Display Tablets" Techland 12/9
  • "Analyst: 'iPad 3' coming in February" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12/9
  • "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 12/9
  • "Apple loses iPad trademark in China" Xinhuanet 12/9
  • "Apple Patent Shows Apple Fighting Grime: Die-Die-Die!" Patently Apple 12/9
  • "Wait time for Apple's 2TB BTO iMacs improves to 2-4 weeks" AppleInsider 12/9
  • "OEM production of iPhone 3GS to reach two million units in 4Q11, say sources" DigiTimes 12/9
  • "iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak Video Means the Wait's Almost Over" Gizmodo 12/9
  • "Apple Tops in Reliability Again, Mobile Ivy Bridge Road Map, Upgrade MacBook Memory, and More" Low End Mac 12/9
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Flight Control and Flight Control HD For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 9:06 AM
  • "Minigore For iPhone By Chillingo Is Free Right Now (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:06 AM
  • "Turtle Fly 2 For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:06 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 15 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 9:14 AM
  • "Mirror's Edge For iPad By Electronic Arts Is Free Today (Previously $9.99)" Apple Sliced 12/9
  • "Dino Cap 2 HD For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/9
  • "Top Gear: Stunt School For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/9
  • "Apple drops prices on refurbished iPad 2s, start at $419" 9 to 5 Mac 12/9
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 17 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 12/9
  • "Apple cuts prices of refurbished iPad 2s" TUAW 12/9
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 12/9
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/9
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 12/9

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Review: Three months with the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac" 9 to 5 Mac 11:24 AM
  • "High-Tech Adidas Soccer Shoe and App Track Your Performance" Mashable 9:47 AM
  • "Review: Powerbag by ful is a device-charging backpack that looks too good for a geek" 9 to 5 Mac 2:39 PM
  • "Boombox makes cool comeback: Retro TDK sound system offers great alternative to trendier gear" Boston Herald 8:58 AM
  • "Hands-on with the TouchFire iPad keyboard, 3 days left to back the project" ZDNet 12/9
  • "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 12/9
  • "LaCie's Thunderbolt SSD combines speed, portability" Macworld 12/9
  • "Up Falls Down: Jawbone Up" Wired 12/9
  • "Review – Olympus XZ-1 camera – Capable Fun in your Pocket" Mac Edition Radio 12/9
  • "Review and Giveaway: iMainGo 2 & iMainGo X" Wired 12/9
  • "Sennheiser HD238i review: The HD238is are lightweight and designed to be portable, unlike most of the other phones we tested" Macworld UK 12/9
  • "The Stretch review: The Stretch headphones are certainly stretchy, and are fashioned with a combination of several different materials" Macworld UK 12/9
  • "JVC HA-M750 review: Despite the strange shape, the JVC HA-M750s sound amazing" Macworld UK 12/9
  • "SRH440 review: If you wear them on the train, be prepared to get a few funny looks" Macworld UK 12/9
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Google Currents is a Publishing Platform for Business, Not a Flipboard Killer" iPadCTO 11:53 AM
  • "Google Currents is latest Newspad reader-feeder app" TUAW 8:18 PM
  • "App review: Infinity Blade 2 (iOS)" Engadget 11:24 AM
  • "Best iPhone apps for learning Mandarin Chinese" Appolicious 9:46 AM
  • "Zite for iPhone: An elegant, personalized reader" CNET News 12/9
  • "The future of Xbox Live is on iPhone, and it is evil" Electricpig 12/9
  • "Review: BuzzE – A New Way to be Social" MacTrast 12/9
  • "Six iOS apps let you quickly create and send holiday cards" Macworld 12/9
  • "First Look: OnLive Gaming for iOS" Macworld 12/9
  • "Core Dump: 4-Year-Old-Approved iOS Apps for Santa's Bag" Wired 12/9
  • "Bike Baron Review: Responsive controls, challenging levels add to the fun in this iOS game" Macworld 12/9
  • "Great cowboy games for iOS" CNET News 12/9
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Egg Punch" Appletell 12/9
  • "'Defenders of Ardania' Review – A Great New Twist In Tower Defense" Touch Arcade 12/9
  • "Hogworld: Excellent Adventure Storytelling for Kids" Wired 12/9
  • "MusicStatus for Facebook Review" 148Apps 12/9
  • "Batman Arkham City Lockdown Review: Dole out some bone-jarring justice in this action combat game." 148Apps 12/9
  • "Laser Walls HD Review" 148Apps 12/9
  • "Bejeweled Blitz Review" 148Apps 12/9
  • "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 12/9
  • "Dizzy: Prince Of The Yolkfolk Review/A charming conversion of a much loved platforming classic." 148Apps 12/9
How-To/Tutorial
  • "[Tutorial] Run Siri On Your iPhone 4 From Start To Finish" The Tech Erra 7:59 PM
  • "iPad 2 as a serious writing machine (how-to)" ZDNet 12/9
  • "How to Live Without a Jailbreak in iOS 5" Lifehacker 12/9
Tips
  • "5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Flipboard for iPhone" iDownload Blog 8:59 AM
  • "How To Create An Alphanumerical Passcode On Your iOS Device [iOS Tip] Cult of Mac 12/9
  • "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 12/9
  • "Daily Tip: how to use QR codes on your iPhone or iPad" TiPb 12/9
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Stephen Wolfram: It was Steve Jobs who named 'Mathematica'" Fortune 9:39 PM
  • "Opinion: Is the iPad 3 coming in February? Signs are saying yes." Digital Trends 8:15 PM
  • "The Apple blogs vs. Android" CNET News 7:57 PM
  • "Apple named Instagram its 'iPhone App of the Year' Down Under... and why that matters" Global Post 7:19 PM
  • "My Top 9 Apps For Your New iPhone 4S" Redmond Pie 7:58 PM
  • "My absolute favorite iOS holiday shopping app" ZDNet 7:18 PM
  • "IPad2 vs. Kindle Fire: Which one would you buy?" WBTV 5:42 PM
  • "Apple lose court battle, is the tide about to change?" Cool Smartphone 5:42 PM
  • "Carrier IQ aside, the public may want their phones tracked" GigaOM 5:41 PM
  • "Samsung winning in Apple's law suits in Australia; Germany may ban iPad, iPhone" MobileMag 2:41 PM
  • "Will iOS Macs Dominate Like iPad Does?"  Cult of Mac 2:39 PM
  • "Before an Apple HDTV arrives, will new iMacs launch with built-in TV capabilities?" ZDNet 2:39 PM
  • "iScreen: Apple TV Imagined with Magnificent Curved Screen [Pics] Mashable 2:38 PM
  • "MacOS KenDensed: MacOS KenDensed: Carrier IQ & Lawsuit Central" The Mac Observer 2:24 PM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: The bloom is off the rose" Macworld 9:27 AM
  • "The iPad vs. 2012: No Problem!" PadGadget 9:15 AM
  • "Steve Jobs To Be Memorialized With 7-Foot Tall Hungarian Statue" Forbes 12/9
  • "Apple Made A Deal With The Devil (No, Worse: A Patent Troll)"  TechCrunch 12/9
  • "Sharp Selling Too Many Big-Ass TVs to Worry About Apple Television" AllThingsD 12/9
  • "Android's Revenge on Apple's iPhone & iPad" ZDNet 12/9
  • "8 Weeks Later, How Do iPhone 4S Users Feel? [Stats] Mashable 12/9
  • "The web can't shut up about Apple's iPhone 4S" VentureBeat 12/9
  • "webOS' potential: A headache for iOS, Android?" ZDNet 12/9
  • "7 Apple Stores to Visit Before You Die: Apple has more than 320 stores worldwide, but some stand out more than others." PC Magazine 12/9
  • "Particle Debris: Finding the Good Stuff: Behind the Scenes Analysis" The Mac Observer 12/9
  • "iPhone 4S in Malaysia: I've Pre-Registered, Have You?" vernonchan 12/9
  • "Apple using patents to undermine open standards again" Opera Software 12/9
  • "Most Buzzed-About Smartphone? iPhone 4S" PC Magazine 12/9
  • "A Blubbering Mass of Apple Idiots Are Suffocating Grand Central" Gizmodo 12/9
  • "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 12/9
  • "Phillipe Starck: Intelligence, Honesty and (My Friend) Steve Jobs" Wired 12/9
  • "Unleashing Your Inner Steve Jobs Part 2: More about innovating at a higher level by unleashing your inner Steve Jobs!" Psychology Today 12/9
  • "Steve Jobs: Person of the Year/Commentary: The Dissenters played a big part in our lives, too" MarketWatch 12/9
  • "An IMac With TV Functionality? I'm There!" MacNews 12/9
  • "Opinion: Why Pay For A GPS Unit If You Already Have An iPhone?" AppleBitch 12/9
  • "iPad 3 vs. New Samsung Tablet: War Starts in February" CMS Wire 12/9
  • "Motorola wins iPhone sales banned in Germany, Europe is next" BetaNews 12/9
  • "Motorola scores Apple iPhone/iPad injunction in Germany [Updated] SlashGear 12/9
  • "Remind me about those weak Motorola patents again" The Orange View 12/9
  • "Samsung to Apple: Victory Is Mine" AllThingsD 12/9
  • "iOS 5 ties boost Twitter, Wolfram Alfa" Mac.Blorge 12/9
  • "Put your iPad to work" CNNMoney 12/9
Non-Apple
  • "Parents complain Amazon's Kindle Fire gives kids access to porn, accounts" AppleInsider 12/9
  • "Microsoft may stop keynoting CES after 2012 to emulate Apple" Electronista 12/9
  • "Analysis: HP Releases webOS to Open Source Community" Tech.pinions 12/9
  • "Google Currents: Another Half-Baked Google Launch" InformationWeek 12/9
  • "Sharp Elite review: Overpriced, but best picture quality since Kuro" CNET Reviews 12/9
  • "What Moore's Law Means for the Future of the Cloud" Wired 12/9
  • "Facebook isn't worth $100bn, and I am not your friend" V3 12/9
  • "Chrome is the most secured browser - new study: Firefox finishes last in 3 browser security race" The Register 12/9
  • "Twitter's Refresh Needs Work" PCWorld 12/9
  • "Experts: Wipe gadgets before giving to kids" [Video Report] MSNBC 12/9
  • "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 12/9
  • "Why today's living room doesn't need DVDs or Blu-Rays" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 12/9
  • "Top 10 tablets to give as Christmas gifts" V3 12/9
  • "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 12/9
  • "The Most Innovative Products of 2011" [Slideshow] CRN 12/9
  • "Carrier IQ: What Carriers, Device Makers Must Do Next" InformationWeek 12/9
  • "Time to Say Goodbye to the Cable Guy: Why You'll Buy TV on the Web in 2012" AllThingsD 12/9
  • "How Microsoft Can Embrace the Post-PC Era" Tech.pinions 12/9
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Pearls Before Swine" GoComics 8:50 AM
  • "Daily Show takes on iOS game in-app purchases" The Loop 12/9
  • "Social media is turning us into simpletons." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 12/9
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "KMI Announces New QuNeo 3D Multi-Touch Portable iPad-Sized Music Controller" Thomas PR 2:24 PM
  • "PopUp Tap And Discover - The New Interactive Feature Of Mr Wolf 2.0" prMac 11:39 AM
  • "Aniuu releases the iPhone and iPod touch game Hold on Jack" prMac 11:18 AM
  • "2011 TiPb Readers Choice Awards: Vote now for iOS device of the year" TiPb 10:57 AM
  • "High Capacity Backup Battery Will Keep You Powered For a Week" Gizmodo 10:16 AM
  • "Freebie Alert: 'Flight Control' and 'Flight Control HD'" Touch Arcade 9:49 AM
  • "Kenu Highline looks to keep your iPhone safe in extreme situations" TiPb 9:48 AM
  • "ESRA Is A Siri-Like Jailbreak App For Older iOS Devices" Redmond Pie 9:14 AM
  • "Decks are Waiting for Shuffle - Download Solitaire Suite" prMac 8:50 AM
  • "Apple posts beautiful Beatles Video" CNET News 12/9
  • "'WildChords' is One of the Coolest Things I've Seen the iPad Do" Touch Arcade 12/9
  • "Mattebox Photo App: More Than Just Filters" AllThingsD 12/9
  • "The Old Macro Lens In The Rubber Band Trick" iPhone Savior 12/9
  • "Zite intelligent mobile mag hits iPhone" SlashGear 12/9
  • "Zite, the News Reading App That Wants to Get to Know You" Forbes 12/9
  • "Zite now available in iPhone version" Macworld 12/9
  • "'Mirror's Edge' Goes Free, 'Dead Space' Sees Price Cut, Too" Touch Arcade 12/9
  • "Home Sheep Home 2, Let Me Out and Stretched Out From Chillingo This Week" 148Apps 12/9
  • "Exclusive Beatles 'Yellow Submarine' Book Available Free On Apple's iBookstore Starting Today" PRNewswire 12/9
  • "New App From Beatport Turns the iPad Into the Ultimate Mobile Mashup Machine" Business Wire 12/9
  • "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 12/9
  • "Tap to Trap Apple: Apple Trap Game Free to Download" prMac 12/9
  • "Publishing Phenomenon Scaredy Squirrel Ventures into the Digital World" prMac 12/9
  • "Steve Weintraut LLC releases QuoteMaker Pro sales tool for iPad" prMac 12/9
  • "Video Vault: Best of the Web - iPhone App Release Announcement" prMac 12/9
  • "Delicious Christmas for iPhone and iPod touch released: Yummy and fun" prMac 12/9
  • "Christmas Mansion iPhone Game Released" prMac 12/9
  • "JAM Language launches Brazilian Portuguese App" prMac 12/9
  • "Civics 101 - We the People - Multimedia Reference on U.S. Government" prMac 12/9
  • "XIMAD gives Christmas Presents" prMac 12/9
  • "Embraceware releases Shuttle Scuttle for iOS" prMac 12/9
  • "Doodle Grub Christmas Edition - The Classic Snake Game Celebrates Xmas" prMac 12/9
  • "How Many Languages Can A Child Learn?" prMac 12/9
  • "iLuv Drawing Santa Free - Learn to draw Santa, Rudolph and more" prMac 12/9
  • "GiftShopper 1.0 for iOS - Stylish Gift Management App Featured by Apple" prMac 12/9
  • "KidTidy releases Make A Snowman 1.0 for iOS - Christmas-themed app" prMac 12/9
  • "Fishing Deluxe - Get Best Fishing Times" prMac 12/9
  • "Pocket God Comics Available for Free on Monster Free Apps" prMac 12/9
  • "New Trashers Game: Good, Clean Fun Even When Fighting Trash Monsters" prMac 12/9
Computer Industry
  • "Five things H-P's Meg Whitman should do right now: The tech giant needs a game plan" MarketWatch 5:00 PM
  • "HP's WebOS to become open-source project" Bloomberg 10:20 AM
  • "HP's webOS is going Open Source. Now what?" ZDNet 5:42 PM
  • "Why you should steer clear of the $99 HP TouchPad" ExtremeTech 10:20 AM
  • "Microsoft shifts a massive 1.7 million Xbox consoles in November" WinRumors 9:47 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Phone Needs More Than Nokia" eWeek 10:20 AM
  • "Microsoft: NFC already supported in Windows Phone" TechRadar UK 10:56 AM
  • "How Microsoft is Entering the Healthcare Business" IDG News Service 10:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Silverlight 5 released, will it be the final version?" The Verge 9:49 AM
  • "Intel's Winning Strategy: Just Say No to Tablets" Barron's 9:27 AM
  • "Google+ Facial Recognition Uses Magic Words--'Opt-In'" PCWorld 10:09 AM
  • "2011: The year of the Android OS" ZDNet 9:45 AM
  • "On Ledge and Online: Solitary Sport Turns Social" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:56 AM
  • "LightSquared Network Could Block GPS Devices, Report Says" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:28 AM
  • "Microsoft hunting TV executive for original Xbox Live TV" Electronista 9:13 AM
  • "Why Google+ will become Google's only product/Or: How Google+ will crush everyone with 'featurization'" Computerworld 9:49 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Estimates for Apple's first fiscal 2012 quarter" asymco 12/9
  • "Horace Dediu's estimates for Apple's first quarter of 2012" Fortune 12/9
  • "Why is Apple stock so range bound?" MarketWatch 12/9
Industry News
  • "H-P, Apple among gainers as tech stocks rise" MarketWatch 12/9
  • "U.S. stocks end higher, with Dow up 1.4% on week: Market marks broad rally on Europe pact, rise in consumer sentiment" MarketWatch 12/9
  • "EU Pact, Strong Data Launch Stocks Higher" FOXBusiness 12/9
  • "Stocks Log Second Weekly Gain After EU Deal" CNBC 12/9
  • "Stocks Post Solid Gains as European Debt Fears Ease" TheStreet 12/9
  • "Stocks rally on Europe's new deal" CNNMoney 12/9
  • "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] 12/9
  • "Stocks head for higher ground after Europe deal" CNNMoney 12/9
  • "Canadian stocks lifted as Europe reaches pact" MarketWatch 12/9
  • "Brazil, Mexico stocks higher on European accord" MarketWatch 12/9
  • "Asia Stocks Drop as Europe Crisis Drags on Growth Across Region" Bloomberg 12/9
  • "Asia Markets: Asia shares drop sharply on Europe fears" MarketWatch 12/9
  • "Europe's yin yang: Stocks up, but debt weakens" CNNMoney 12/9
  • "European Stocks Rise on Fiscal Union, China Investment Report" Bloomberg 12/9
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rise on euro-zone fiscal accord/Goldman Sachs upgrades banking sector to neutral" MarketWatch 12/9
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12/9
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12/9
  • "Blue Christmas for tech stocks" CNNMoney 12/9

 
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