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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
 

 

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iOS 8 arrives today, will you upgrade, or hold off for bug fixes? Vote for the results in the left column below or go straight to the results here.

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
  • "A Rare Apple Compromise: Apple Inc. is learning to compromise. Facing challenges winning over customers for its iAd mobile advertising service, Apple is softening its approach as it loses ground to Google Inc. in the fast-growing mobile-ad market."  WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly eases iAd terms to boost interest" CNET News 8:22 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' Last Big Failure: iAds" Forbes 8:22 AM
  • "Apple's iAd 'Compromise': Only $400,000 Buy-In And Madison Ave-Style Wooing" mocoNews 10:16 AM
  • "Apple in talks to buy Anobit for $400-$500 million: Report" Reuters 8:33 AM
  • "Apple plots Anobit purchase for iPhone, iPad, MacBook? Apple may have found a relatively cheap solution to double the capacity of its MacBook Air, iPhones, iPads and other flash memory-equipped devices without adding bulk. This is why the company is rumored to be purchasing Israel's Anobit."  Computerworld 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Buying Flash Memory Company Anobit For $400 Million – $500 Million"  TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "Apple Mulling Biggest Deal Since Jobs' 1996 Return: Report/Apple is in talks to buy a flash storage company for mobile products called Anobit Technologies for $400 million to $500 million, Israeli newspaper Calcalist reports." TheStreet 9:45 AM
  • "Is Apple planning its largest M&A deal ever?" MarketWatch 2:47 PM
  • "Apple Sued by Patent Holder Over IPhone Caller-ID Technology" Bloomberg 10:16 AM
  • "iPhone sales in crosshairs as Apple sued by patent holder" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Apple confirms that its massive 18B iOS App Store downloads are also uniques" The Next Web 2:41 PM
  • "Will Tim Cook Open Apple's Wallet?" TheStreet 11:08 AM
OS X
News
  • "iTunes 10.5.2 update fixes Match bugs; iTunes Store now available in Latin America" The Verge 9:29 AM
  • "iTunes 10.5.2 addresses Match, audio distortion issues" FairerPlatform 11:37 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "To the user whose mother suffers from iTunes starting up 'erratically': I also had the problem. I have an original Apple TV attached to the TV set near my MacBook Pro. The Apple Remote Controller that I use with it somehow also became paired with the MBP, so that when I would play music on the Apple TV, my iTunes on the computer would also start up and begin playing different tunes. Putting the Apple TV to sleep would not quit iTunes, so it would continue to play until I went to the computer to stop it. After finally figuring it out, I unpaired the controller from the computer so that now it remains safely quiet." MacInTouch 11:26 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How To print in grayscale in OS X" MacFixIt 8:02 PM
  • "Modernizing an email client" Macworld 7:14 PM
  • "Search the Web from Mac OS X Finder, TextEdit, and Preview" OS X Daily 8:54 AM
  • "Use Three Fingers And Revolutionize Using Your Mac [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:54 AM
  • "Hidden Lion gesture switches to previous space" Macworld 8:46 AM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me create GPS address book locations" TUAW 8:56 AM
  • "How to Change Your Mac's Startup Disk" Macinstruct 12:05 PM
  • "How to Password Protect Your Mac" Macinstruct 8:58 AM
  • "Back Up (Clone) Your Mac's Hard Drive with SuperDuper!" Macinstruct 3:36 PM
  • "How to Test Your SuperDuper! Backup" Macinstruct 3:37 PM
Op/Ed
  • "I noted that over the last two or three years the Mac interface has becoming more un-Mac like. It is nice to have multiple ways of invoking the same command. However, it is terrible to have to invoke one command from the menu only, and a very similar command only from a button or from the the inspector palette. If the commands are similar they should be both be on buttons or on the menu or in the inspector palette." MacInTouch 11:25 AM
Press Releases
  • "Memory Cleaner 2.0 for OS X - Popular Utility Updated for Lion, On Sale" prMac 9:01 AM
  • "Nikolay Kropachev introduces Photo Police 1.0 for Mac OS X" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "2012 FileMaker Developer Conference Early-Bird Registration Now Open: Get unique content on the most important trends in FileMaker tools and solutions; register now to save $300" Business Wire 8:05 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Mashup Portrait of Steve Jobs + Ayn Rand Fetches $210,000" Cult of Mac 7:57 PM
  • "Study: Despite Android Smartphone Gains, More App Developers Bet on iOS" WSJ Blogs 3:51 PM
  • "NPD: Android Dominates Smartphones; Apple Gains Market Share" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:24 AM
  • "iOS enjoys 3-1 advantage over Android in app starts, revenue" GigaOM 11:29 AM
  • "Apple and Google dominate smartphone space while others scramble" BGR 8:55 AM
  • "Flurry: iOS app starts still three times larger than Android" Electronista 2:51 PM
  • "iOS apps bring in 300% more revenue than Android counterparts" AppleInsider 9:28 PM
  • "FAA approves iPads in the cockpit; American Airlines to start Friday" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Nokia Exec: iPhone, Android Handsets No Longer Appeal To Youth" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Launches iTunes Store in Brazil & Latin America: World's Number One Music Store Kicks Off with All Major Labels & Thousands of Indies" Apple 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Launches iTunes Store, iTunes Match in Brazil" The Mac Observer 5:06 PM
  • "Apple makes Latin American expansions official" iPodNN 9:43 AM
  • "Founding Apple Contract Sells for $1.6M" Bloomberg 2:42 PM
  • "Apple founding documents sell for $1.6 million" AppleInsider 5:05 PM
  • "Jobs & Wozniak Apple Founding Contract Goes for $1.6 Million" The Mac Observer 9:27 PM
  • "Friedman: Why Steve Jobs is Person of the Year" [Video Report] MarketWatch 3:48 PM
  • "This Portrait Of Steve Jobs Just Sold For $210,000" Business Insider 2:48 PM
  • "iPad 2 and $1,000 gift cards offered by scammers: Posted on 13 December 2011.Typosquatting is often-used tool by online scammers who try to take advantage of users looking for legitimate pages, and a recently spotted spam campaign is employing that technique to redirect users to pages offering big (but bogus) prizes" Help Net Security 8:15 AM
  • "Apple TV to Control 32% of Set-Top TV Market" PadGadget 8:54 AM
  • "Did you know Apple TV has 32% market share?" TG Daily 3:07 PM
  • "Apple Yanks Driver's License-Making App After Senator Makes A Stink" Business Insider 8:25 AM
  • "With no apparent legal leg to stand on, Senator Bob Casey pressures Apple to remove app" ZDNet 8:57 AM
  • "Global smartphone penetration nearing 10%" asymco 8:43 AM
  • "Apple faces iPhone and iPad ban in Germany" Telecoms 8:25 AM
  • "Use Your AmEx, Scan a Bar Code, Get an iPad?" AllThingsD 8:23 AM
  • "Graphisoft to dedicate first ever Steve Jobs statue in Budapest" Architosh 11:38 AM
  • "Watch Steve Jobs 30 years ago" MSNBC 11:11 AM
  • "Our Favorite Things: Last-Minute Gift Ideas (Day Two)" Techland 9:29 AM
  • "iOS-controlled Top Brewer coffee maker is a thing to behold" TUAW 12:10 PM
  • "iPhone captures moment grandmother 'shot' son-in-law over divorce custody battle" Daily Mirror 8:26 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "NTSB recommends full nationwide ban on cellphone use while driving" The Verge 3:37 PM
  • "Google Buys Clever Sense" Forbes 2:48 PM
  • "Supercomputer 'Gordon' runs on flash memory" CNET News 11:59 AM
  • "Electronic Arts bets big on 'Star Wars': Videogame publisher looks to challenge 'Warcraft' supremacy" MarketWatch 11:55 AM
  • "Facebook testing Private Messages for Pages" ZDNet 11:46 AM
  • "Verizon sends 'Civil Emergency' text, incites fear" TG Daily 11:32 AM
  • "Twine: the revolutionary box that can make your appliances tweet" Mashable 11:25 AM
  • "Richard Garriott Could Wind Up Making Ultima Online 2" PCWorld 11:16 AM
  • "Winamp Update Addresses Three Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities" IDG News Service 11:15 AM
  • "Fightin' Falcone: LightSquared execs furious at leak" New York Post 11:09 AM
  • "Google pulls malicious SMS Trojans from Android Market" V3 11:38 AM
  • "Wall Street is talking Jive: Palo Alto company ready for debut" Silicon Valley 10:39 AM
  • "AOL sweeps 3.5m dial-up users under web biz rug" The Register 11:34 AM
  • "AOL Will Combine Dial-Up, Web Services" Bloomberg 10:29 AM
  • "Cloud tech firm CloudShare sees 2012 sales surge" Reuters 10:08 AM
  • "Music service Rara.com aims for digital non-adopters" BBC 10:27 AM
  • "Notable tech deaths in 2011" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:59 AM
  • "Brain Controlled Computing Closer to Reality" [Video Report] MarketWatch 9:58 AM
  • "Maxeler Makes Waves With Dataflow Design" WSJ Blogs 9:50 AM
  • "Exclusive: PlayPhone launches its smartphone social gaming network" VentureBeat 8:57 AM
  • "Carrier IQ: bug may send SMS messages, service still safe" Electronista 8:44 AM
  • "CarrierIQ comes clean how a bug caused unintentional collection of text messages, while FBI rejects requests for transparency" 9 to 5 Mac 8:42 AM
Publications/Podcasts
Hardware/Software
  • "Apple TV the king of set-top boxes, study says" CNET News 9:48 AM
  • "iOS 5.1 beta 2 is out, but no word yet on battery drain fix" CNET News 8:35 AM
  • "Apple Will Finally Let You Delete Pics From Your iCloud Photo Stream" Gizmodo 8:47 AM
  • "iOS Concept Designer Jan-Michael Cart to Start Intern Position at Apple" iPhoneinCanada 8:36 AM
  • "Apple hires designer Jan-Michael Cart praised for his iOS interface concepts" 9 to 5 Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Rumour: Apple Sets Spring Launch For iPad 3/A new Report estimates that Apple is planning a March or April launch for its next-generation iPad 3" eWeek Europe 8:26 AM
  • "Apple posts its holiday shipping deadlines" The Loop 11:39 AM
  • "Apple's Hot Cloud Offers Samsung Chance to Boost Chip Lead: Tech" Bloomberg 9:52 AM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Wins New Telephonic MacBook & Magic Mouse Patents" Patently Apple 11:16 AM
  • "Apple Wins Multiple Design Patents and one for a New Camera Control" Patently Apple 8:58 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Super Bit Dash For iPhone Is Free Today (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:58 AM
  • "SPY Mouse For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:58 AM
  • "Evertales For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:58 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 14 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:54 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:11 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:11 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 8:11 AM
  • "Get a powerline Ethernet kit for $49.99" CNET News 9:48 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Mac mini Server review: The mini Server gets quad-core and Thunderbolt – so can it replace Xserve?" Macworld UK 8:45 AM
  • "Performance Comparison Between All October, 2011 Apple MacBook Pro Laptops" MacReviewZone 2:37 PM
  • "Performance Comparison Between 2011, 13 Inch MacBook Airs & 13 Inch MacBook Pros" MacReviewZone 2:37 PM
  • "Lower East Side Audio Dock Air review: Remarkable sounds from an unremarkable black box" Macworld UK 8:45 AM
  • "Fauvette Speakers review" Appletell 3:54 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The apps that keep the iPad at the top of everyone's Christmas list" The Independent 9:14 PM
  • "S.Holmes Byook – Full Immersion In A Classic Mystery" Apple'n'Apps 9:12 PM
  • "Flipboard Review: Even when shrunk down for iPhone, app still is great for casual reading" Macworld 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Going All-In with iOS" PCWorld 2:58 PM
  • "Microsoft's OneNote for iOS rings hollow: Don't be fooled by OneNote for iPad; Microsoft supports iOS and others only to encourage use of its cloud and server software" ["OneNote on iOS is not exactly a useful app. ... Based on Microsoft's Office for its own Windows Phone OS, Microsoft doesn't seem to believe in mobile devices for doing anything serious. ... Anyone who thinks Microsoft has gotten iOS or Android religion will be sadly disappointed. Just ask any Mac user."] InfoWorld 11:09 AM
  • "Evernote Food Review: A simple to use food diary with Evernote connectivity." 148Apps 8:35 AM
  • "Disney Muppet Mail Review: App is the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational" Macworld 2:50 PM
  • "NYTimes Election 2012 Review: The New York Times has done it again - pay walls and bugs encumber a great idea." 148Apps 9:29 AM
  • "'Comic Reader', Another iPad Comic Book Reader" Wired 9:56 AM
  • "'Infinity Blade II' Carves Out a Plot This Time Around" MacNewsWorld 8:44 AM
  • "Jurassic Park: The Game, Episode 1 for iPad 2 review" Appletell 8:43 AM
  • "'Stretched' Review - A Slingshot Platformer from Chillingo" Touch Arcade 8:56 AM
  • "Bejeweled Review: This replacement to the retired Bejeweled 2 app has everything a puzzle player could want in a matching game." 148Apps 12:09 PM
  • "Tank Riders Review: Get to the level's exit by destroying enemy tanks." 148Apps 10:24 AM
  • "Janryumon Review: An accurate conversion of the classic Chinese gambling game but one that will intimidate newbies." 148Apps 3:19 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "What Do I Do When Apple Removes an App I Bought from the App Store?" Lifehacker 12:09 PM
  • "How to Adjust Your Wallpaper's Alpha Settings" iDownload Blog 9:50 AM
  • "How To: Photo Stream For Windows 7 Users" MacTrast 8:44 AM
Tips
  • "Daily Tip: How to kill background apps in iOS 5" TiPb 8:56 AM
  • "How To Give iOS 5 Notification Center On iPhone A Glassy Blurry Background Effect [Jailbreak Tweak] Redmond Pie 8:55 AM
  • "Broadcast the iPhone's Camera Live to an Apple TV with AirPlay" OS X Daily 8:54 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review: the Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 9:29 PM
  • "The Death of a MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air that Replaced it" iSource 5:19 PM
  • "Are Young People 'Fed Up' With the iPhone? [Poll] Mashable 4:28 PM
  • "Forgetting about (or oblivious to) iPhone 4S's Siri, NTSB advises U.S. States to ban all driver use of mobile phones" MacDailyNews 3:47 PM
  • "Lisa Brennan-Jobs: Steve Was 'the rock, the glue' of the Jobs Family" MacTrast 2:44 PM
  • "Apple Foils National Security Threat By Killing Fake Driver's License App"  iPhone Savior 11:39 AM
  • "Apple's Killer Product Pipeline in 2012" Seeking Alpha 11:08 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Was 'A Remarkable Inspiration' To The Creator Of Siri's Brain, Wolfram Alpha" Cult of Mac 10:55 AM
  • "Apple sued over caller ID patents powering services from major U.S. carriers and Android vendors" 9 to 5 Mac 10:16 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: War is hell" Macworld [Paid Membership Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Is Apple In Cahoots With A Patent Troll?" Cult of Mac 9:42 AM
  • "How Many Downloads Does an App Need to Reach The Top of The Free Charts on iOS?" Inside Mobile Apps 9:02 AM
  • "Will Apple Roll Out An IPad Mini?" MacNews 8:59 AM
  • "Apple iCloud Shortcomings Provide a Competitive Opportunity" Tech.pinions 8:59 AM
  • "What's going on between Apple and Digitude Innovations?" TiPb 8:56 AM
  • "Kindle Fire #2 Tablet but Disappointing, Is Siri Psychological Poison?, 8' iPad Mini Rumor, and More" Low End Mac 8:44 AM
  • "Apple Is Moving To Take Over Flash Memory Industry From Samsung" Cult of Mac 9:59 AM
  • "Apple Shopping - Verizon Not: Apple is said to be buying Anobit, but pause before you believe Verizon is buying Netflix." [Video Report] TheStreet 11:16 AM
  • "Apple said in talks to buy Israel chip firm Anobit" MarketWatch 9:59 AM
  • "Apple in Talks to Buy Flash Storage Company Anobit" The Mac Observer 9:01 AM
  • "Apple To Buy Anobit?" Forbes 8:33 AM
  • "Apple loosens iAd grip to better rival Google" SlashGear 8:25 AM
  • "Apple hasn't given up on iAds" SplatF 8:25 AM
  • "Apple: Five predictions for 2012/Expecting something from Apple can be a dangerous game, but that doesn't mean it's not fun to try and read the tea leaves every once in a while." CNET News 8:06 AM
Non-Apple
  • "NTSB is Wrong on Banning Personal Electronics in Cars" Yahoo! News 5:14 PM
  • "Kindle Fire Review: Can Amazon's budget tablet challenge the iPad?" Mac|Life 2:51 PM
  • "The Windows 8 music player has been whacked by the ugly stick" The Next Web 2:41 PM
  • "I would like to thank RIM's co-CEOs for their incompetence" The Loop 2:38 PM
  • "New study claims that Chrome is the most secure browser" ZDNet 11:48 AM
  • "It's Social, Social, Social At LeWeb 2011" Wired 11:44 AM
  • "Carrier IQ Explains Itself: 5 Highlights" PCWorld 11:15 AM
  • "Twitter, Facebook, Google+: What's With All the Change? 2011 has been a year of constant shifting, redesigns, feature adds, feature deletes, and privacy changes for social networks. Enough already!" PC Magazine 11:13 AM
  • "The 10 Games I Want to Play Most in 2012" Techland 11:36 AM
  • "Best video game music of 2011" [Video Report] MSNBC 11:08 AM
  • "Storage gifts for Christmas 2011" ZDNet 11:48 AM
  • "5 geek gifts I would like to find under the tree this year" ZDNet 11:47 AM
  • "HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide: PC Components" HotHardware 11:43 AM
  • "Tech Gift Guide: 8 geeky car gadgets" [Slideshow] The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:55 AM
  • "Review: Motorola's Xoom sequel, the Xyboard tablet" Wired 10:36 AM
  • "5 Worst Cloud Washers Of 2011: Want to be a cloud vendor? Just rename your existing product, after a few tweaks. Check out our list of 2011's top offenders." InformationWeek 10:14 AM
  • "How low can ultrabooks go? Toshiba drops to $699" CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "Share your Google Blogger content through Google+" CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "Please turn off all electronic devices. Really." MarketWatch 9:57 AM
  • "Why .XXX And Other New Top-Level Domains Are A Terrible Idea" Business Insider 11:15 AM
  • "The one thing I don't like about Google Apps" ZDNet 9:29 AM
  • "Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch: Out of Box Experience" BYTE 8:43 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iFixit Introduces Two New And Improved Toolkits For Taking Apart Your Apple Gear" Cult of Mac 5:34 PM
  • "iDashboard Is The Perfect All-In-One App For Your iPad – Download Now" Redmond Pie 4:27 PM
  • "xPrintServer makes printers AirPrint-compatible" CNET News 4:00 PM
  • "iFixit Announces New Pro Tech Base Toolkit" iFixit 11:59 AM
  • "Skulls by Simon Winchester comes to the iPad" Macworld 10:56 AM
  • "OnForce Releases iOS App For Field Services Techs" CRN 10:36 AM
  • "Weego App for iPhone & iPod touch Helps You Pick the Perfect Spot for Food, Drinks and Fun This Holiday Season" Marketwire 10:18 AM
  • "'One Last Thing' Steve Jobs Documentary Released on DVD" MacTrast 10:18 AM
  • "Get Lonely Planets Guide to the Big Apple on Your Apple for Free" Wired 9:57 AM
  • "Microsoft's Kinectimals game comes to iOS" The Loop 2:36 PM
  • "Kinectimals now available for iPhone and iPad" WinRumors 9:59 AM
  • "Kinectimals for iPhone and iPad: yes, Microsoft just released an iOS game" The Verge 9:53 AM
  • "Jotly Lives! Parody App Goes Live In iTunes" TechCrunch 9:45 AM
  • "Microsoft releases OneNote as first Office app for iPad" CNET News 9:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Improved OneNote iPad App" PadGadget 9:02 AM
  • "Remember 'Star Command'? Well It's Still Coming, Here Are Some New Screens" Touch Arcade 8:56 AM
  • "'Infinity of God' is an Impressive Looking 'God of War' Clone Made with Unreal Engine" Touch Arcade 8:56 AM
  • "Hidden Object Facebook Game Gardens of Time Comes To iPad" 148Apps 8:44 AM
  • "This Ingenious Speaker is Hidden in an iPad Case" Cult of Mac 8:43 AM
  • "Fotopedia Launches New Free 'Wild Friends' App Just in Time for the Holidays" Business Wire 8:15 AM
  • "Apps Genius Corp Establishes Its Advisory Board and Appoints Robert Thorne and Sergey Knazev as Its Advisors" Business Wire 8:15 AM
  • "DIY Network Launches Free App 'DIYtoGO,' Available for Download on Apple® iPad®, iPhone® and iPod Touch®" Business Wire 8:15 AM
  • "New Extensis Portfolio Server 10 Delivers Robust iPad, Tablet and Video Support" Business Wire 8:15 AM
  • "Lil Painter Winter Edition - Creative Coloring Book released for iPad" prMac 11:11 AM
  • "Body mApp: The App Fitness Fanatics Were Waiting For Finally Released" prMac 9:27 AM
  • "Orro Apps announces the release of Space Kiwi for the iPhone and iPad" prMac 9:04 AM
  • "Unseen Things announces Sparky the Road Clown v1.0 for iOS" prMac 9:02 AM
  • "Brightside Entertainment releases Marble Arena 2" prMac 9:02 AM
  • "Starving Gators - New Multiplayer Board Game for iPad" prMac 9:01 AM
  • "FatApp 1.0 for iOS - Reinforces Maintain Don't Gain Diets" prMac 9:01 AM
  • "TeeVee 1.0 for iOS - Notifications + Full Info for 140 Episodic TV Shows" prMac 9:01 AM
  • "Stacks 2.0 Reinvents Personal Web Design Again" prMac 9:01 AM
  • "SCOtutor for Lion Video tutorial app now available for the iPad" prMac 8:55 AM
  • "Ninja Kiwi Gets Tricky on the iPhone with Extreme Tilt Snowboarding App" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Celebrate Swedish Lucia with your iPhone or iPad" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Introducing Smart Dresser: The Virtual Changing Room for iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Moving Tales Inc release one of the worlds first Interactive Ebooks" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "iOS App PhoneTree Messenger Changes Name to Caller101" prMac 8:14 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Utah company wraps up $1B case against Microsoft: Former owner of WordPerfect wraps up $1 billion antitrust complaint against Microsoft in Utah" Associated Press 11:57 AM
  • "Novell Begins Closing Arguments in Microsoft-WordPerfect Antitrust Trial" Bloomberg 10:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Names Two Executives to Oversee Mobile Projects" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:51 AM
  • "Is Microsoft brewing a Win8, WinPho code merge? Mobile chief now straddles both OS dev teams" The Register 11:34 AM
  • "Andy Lees out as Microsoft shakes up Windows Phone division" V3 11:38 AM
  • "Yet another Windows Phone bug plagues OS" TG Daily 11:32 AM
  • "Security Flaw In Windows Phone 7.5 Kills The Messaging Hub (Video)" TechCrunch 11:29 AM
  • "SMS flaw reportedly found in Windows Phone 7.5" CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "Windows Phone bug reportedly disables messaging: The Windows Phone messaging hub is disabled by sending certain a text string, according to the Winrumors blog" IDG News Service 10:38 AM
  • "Microsoft fixes Duqu hole, but not BEAST problem" CNET News 3:59 PM
  • "Microsoft quietly launches $99/hr. paid support service: Answer Desk debuts with so little fanfare that Microsoft even deletes blog post announcement" Computerworld 10:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Tag providing support for QR codes and NFC capabilities" Seattle Times 11:22 AM
  • "This Tech Giant Says Goodbye to a Rough Year/On the scale of eventfulness, Hewlett-Packard's 2011 probably ranks top dog." The Motley Fool 3:54 PM
  • "HP's Wise WebOS Move" [Video Report] TheStreet 10:03 AM
  • "Why there's real hope for webOS - if HP is committed" The Register 11:33 AM
  • "Intel doodles away while supplies shrink" MarketWatch 9:57 AM
  • "AMD: Raymond James Impressed, Citi Cautious" Barron's 11:55 AM
  • "AMD chief downplays impact of hard-drive shortage" MarketWatch 3:47 PM
  • "Cisco spends $850,000 to lobby federal government in 3rd quarter" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:59 AM
  • "Cisco Unveils New Dual 450 Mbps Wireless-N Router" PC Magazine 11:13 AM
  • "Cisco's Linksys E4200 v2: The best saved for last" CNET News 10:10 AM
  • "O.E.C.D. Calls on Members to Defend Internet Freedoms" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:02 PM
  • "WiGig Alliance hits new milestone in race to multi-gigabit wireless" V3 11:39 AM
  • "Cloud-Based Solutions to Reduce IT Costs in 2012: Report" eWeek 10:44 AM
  • "Tech Stories of 2011: Jobs, Android and Anonymous Rank in Top 10" IDG News Service 11:15 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Apple's Guidance Is Still Conservative" Seeking Alpha 2:55 PM
  • "Sacconaghi: Apple's stock price reflects 'fantastically pessimistic assumptions'" Fortune 8:22 AM
  • "Apple: RBC, ISI See Advantages In Anobit Buy" Barron's 10:05 AM
Industry News
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