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Friday Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

Today's MacUpdate Promo offers its MacUpdate Desktop for $20.00. "MacUpdate Desktop brings seamless 1-click app installs and version updates to your Mac. With a free MacUpdate account and MacUpdate Desktop 6, Mac users can now install almost any Mac app on with a single click, including thousands of titles not available in the Mac App Store."

  • "Apple Caught in a Blizzard of Bucks: 'Tis the season for consumption, and it seems Apple fans are going out of their way to shower the company with money. The Apple Mac App store has climbed to 100 million downloads less than a year after it initially launched, and meanwhile Apple's cash cow retail stores raking in revenue, according to figures that show the company's retail employees are some of the most productive in the industry."  MacNewsWorld 7:46 AM
  • "Why Apple is buying Anobit/Calcalist says that Apple is making its largest hardware acquisition ever: Israeli firm Anobit. Who are they and what would they do for Apple? I've spoken to Anobit's CTO and studied the technology. Here's what they're buying - and why."  ZDNet 8:01 AM
  • "Apple + Anobit: Compeititive Advantage Through Flash Mastery" Tech.pinions 10:47 AM
  • "Inside Anobit: Why Apple is investing in flash RAM technology" AppleInsider 8:28 PM
  • "Report: Apple could turn Anobit purchase into development center, R&D VP Ed Frank touring Israel" 9 to 5 Mac 7:47 AM
  • "ITC delays ruling on Apple v. HTC again -- new date: Monday, December 19"  Foss Patents 6:56 AM
  • "HTC says U.S. court postpones ruling on lawsuit vs Apple" Reuters 6:49 AM
  • "ITC needs more time to hand down Apple-HTC ruling" CNET News 7:48 AM
  • "Apple has big lead over Intel in mobile chips, analyst says"  CNET News 6:56 AM
  • "Apple rolling out iTunes Match in UK, Canada, AUS and Europe, with some early bugs" The Next Web 8:26 PM
  • "Apple launching iTunes Match internationally in UK, Europe, Australia" AppleInsider 8:27 PM
  • "Apple updates Logic Express to 9.1.6" Macworld 1:43 PM
  • "Memory Cleaner for Intel Macs: It Works" Low End Mac 4:29 PM
  • "Chrome 15.0.874.121" ["Most importantly: the spinning beach ball is mostly gone. Better still: one recuperates swap as tabs and windows close. How this is accomplished is another matter. But this rarely happens when Safari runs. Once the swap files are there, they stay put. As with Firefox. Not so with Chrome. Rarely will a session with Chrome force a reboot. Safari makes them happen on an hourly basis."]  Rixstep 8:45 AM
  • "Reason 6 review: Synths, effects, sequencing, recording, editing and mixing in a single package" Macworld UK 6:51 AM
  • "Business Accountz 2012 review: Manage your business finances quickly and easily" Macworld UK 6:51 AM
  • "Check Your Grammar As You Type [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:48 AM
  • "A Look At The Ultralingua French-English Dictionary App For The Mac" Mac 360 6:42 AM
  • "Address Book: Using Smart Groups to Find Missing Data" The Mac Observer 7:50 AM
  • "Mac Audio, Cheap And Expensive, Piezo To Logic Pro 9" Mac 360 6:42 AM
  • "Add your iTunes playlists to Rdio in two easy steps with Trnsmit" The Next Web 1:38 PM
  • "How to Schedule SuperDuper! Backups" Macinstruct 1:24 PM
  • "How to Update a SuperDuper! Backup" Macinstruct 11:14 AM
  • "Lion discussion continues to be the hottest topic in reader Reports, with more about user interface issues and operational changes; an interesting perspective on auto-saving; a development job opportunity; networking problems; and out-of-control text cursors." MacInTouch 10:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft Updates Office 2008 and 2011 For Security Issues" Intego 6:50 AM
  • "AKVIS NatureArt V.4.0: Create Fire At Your Fingertips With The Improved Fire Effect!" AKVIS 6:40 AM
  • "Mariner Releases MacJournal 6.0" prMac 10:14 AM
  • "New Snapheal for Mac does magic and makes fixing bad images a breeze" prMac 9:08 AM
  • "Graphic Node Adds 100 New Photos to Its Photo Stills Collection" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Tidy Up! 2.3.7 - Maintenance Release" prMac 8:48 AM
  • "10 Million Book Girl Roars with iPad app for Mac Lion" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Zevrix Updates LinkOptimizer for InDesign With Color Management Controls" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Vitamin-R 1.75 adds hour-of-the-day concentration level chart" prMac 8:37 AM
  • "BundlesForMac Web Development Toolkit - 10 Applications - 90% off" prMac 7:05 AM
  • "Avernum Released - New Fantasy Role-Playing Game for Macintosh" prMac 6:43 AM
  • "Data Recovery Guru for OS X: Scan + Recover Deleted Files Simultaneously" prMac 6:38 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Fond Farewells: Steve Jobs" [By John Lasseter] Time 3:47 PM
  • "Graphic book reimagines key time in Steve Jobs' life" Reuters 4:27 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Snubbed as TIME Magazine Announces Its Person of the Year" Minyanville 9:55 AM
  • "Steve Jobs loses to 'The Protester' as Time's 2011 Person of the Year" AppleInsider 10:21 AM
  • "Barbara Walters Names Steve Jobs Most Fascinating Person of 2011" Mashable 10:50 PM
  • "F.A.A. Approves iPads in Cockpits, But Not for Passengers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:48 AM
  • "FAA Approves iPad for American Airlines In-cockpit Use" The Mac Observer 11:14 AM
  • "Apple may be tweaking policies in effort to attract advertisers to iAd" BGR 6:49 AM
  • "Developers still favor Apple's iOS over Android" CNET News 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Forcing Google to Favor Motorola IP Over Android Profits" TheStreet 6:59 AM
  • "AT&T iPhone Success Bodes Well For Apple" Forbes 7:48 AM
  • "Smart reiterates it will offer iPhone 4S on Dec. 16" The Manila Times 8:27 PM
  • "Apple's newest intern has great ideas for iOS Notification Center" The Verge 7:05 AM
  • "Apple let Steve Jobs' bio appear as a £4.99 app Russia" Electricpig 6:37 AM
  • "Apple Founding Documents Sold for $1.6 Million at Auction" Mashable 6:50 AM
  • "Apple's founding contracts sold for $1.59 Million" The Register 6:58 AM
  • "Apple Board Member Andrea Jung Steps Down as Avon CEO" The Mac Observer 3:37 PM
  • "Woz's key to success: Burn the tie, wear T-shirts to work/Megastar geek mauls Singapore in pro-hippy polemic" The Register 8:38 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Modern Warfare 3 PS3 patch is imminent" TG Daily 1:46 PM
  • "Nokia back in USA with $50 Lumia 710 smartphone" USA Today 1:51 PM
  • "First flash-based supercomputer to go live in January: The San Diego Supercomputer Center unveils 'Gordon' for data-intensive problems" Techworld 1:45 PM
  • "Pogoplug's Series 4 offers personal cloud storage for $99" ZDNet 2:12 PM
  • "Nvidia: Gaming systems to reach 'tens of teraflops' by 2019/Future GPUs will allow consoles to generate real-time graphics comparable with the pre-rendered cut scenes found in games today" IDG News Service 11:41 AM
  • "Extreme tablets for extreme jobs: New rugged tablets marry the flair of the iPad to the brawn of a Mack Truck." Fortune 11:11 AM
  • "Pace chief quits after tough year" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:07 AM
  • "CES: USB wall outlets power up consumer devices" EE Times 10:53 AM
  • "Silicon Valley companies pitch in at food bank" Silicon Valley 10:46 AM
  • "Paypal plans daily deal coupons to compete with Groupon" BBC 10:29 AM
  • "Social Overload? Bottlenose Promises Intelligent Filtering: Startup offers high-performance app to sort and organize social streams from Twitter and Facebook." InformationWeek 10:13 AM
  • "Verizon to Launch White Droid RAZR on December 15th" CNET 10:07 AM
  • "Logica to cut 1,300 jobs on eurozone woes" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:07 AM
  • "Google+ Adds Some Bells and Whistles to Live-Video Hangouts" Techland 1:50 PM
  • "Google Map Maker Gets A Makeover, Is Now Easier To Use" TechCrunch 1:42 PM
  • "Google Blocks Street View Shooter Game" PC Magazine 11:36 AM
  • "Google's vow to keep Android open source may hurt its bottom line" TheStreet [Free Registration Required] 11:13 AM
  • "Google fixes 15 vulnerabilities in Chrome browser" IDG News Service 11:23 AM
  • "Google buys developer of Alfred personal assistant: Clever Sense's mobile app Alfred offers personalized recommendations" IDG News Service 10:42 AM
  • "Google gives $40 million to fight slavery and other causes around the world and Bay Area" Silicon Valley 10:46 AM
  • "Google Gets Alfred But It's Certainly No Siri" Forbes 6:57 AM
  • "The Zen Of Steve Jobs: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the graphic novel from Forbes and JESS3." [Video Report] Forbes 4:01 PM
  • "Steve Jobs, Reimagined: Forbes managing editor Bruce Upbin on how The Zen Of Steve Jobs mixes fiction and non-fiction." [Video Report] Forbes 4:01 PM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM ET: Demos, demos and more demos" TUAW 1:43 PM
  • "Steve Wozniak: 'Think for yourself'" ["Speaking to Evan Davis for a BBC 2 programme about his former business partner Steve Jobs, he said that allowing creativity in the early days of Apple was far more important than how you dressed or the length of your hair."] BBC 8:38 AM
  • "Apple may launch new MacBook Pro with 2880 by 1800 display resolution, say sources" DigiTimes 6:53 AM
  • "MacBook Pro with 2880 x 1800 resolution on the way? Report claims Apple will launch new MacBook Pro with ultra-high resolution" Macworld UK 6:51 AM
  • "DigiTimes: 2880-by-1800 Retina Display rumored to come to 2012 MacBook Pro" 9 to 5 Mac 6:58 AM
  • "Apple to Significantly Surpass Ultrabook Display Resolutions in 2012" Patently Apple 7:49 AM
  • "Rumor: Retina Display MacBook Pro Coming In 2012" AppleBitch 1:23 PM
  • "iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Code Done for All A4 Devices" iDownload Blog 7:04 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "How to buy a $599 iPad 2 32GB for $499" ZDNet 7:05 AM
  • "iStunt 2 HD -Snowboard For iPad Is Free Today (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:31 AM
  • "The World vs Danilo Gentili For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:31 AM
  • "ADVENA For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:31 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 9 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 6:50 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:50 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Up To $99 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 1:23 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Up to $114 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 1:23 PM
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... Up To $84 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 1:23 PM
  • "iPod Nano Buyer's Guide -Up To $20 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 1:23 PM
  • "Apple Time Capsule Buyer's Guide -Up to $70 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 1:23 PM
  • "Best Selling Mac Scanners -From $91 To $496 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 1:23 PM
  • "iPad Accessories Buyer's Guide -Best Selling Apple iPad Accessories -From $2 To $250" MacReviewZone 1:23 PM
  • "Ambiera Holiday Sale - Save 20% on 4 products until Dec 24th" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "3 Day Blow-Out Sale of Popular iPad 2 Dock - Great Last Minute Gift Idea" prMac 1:26 PM

  • "15-inch 2.2GHz Core i7 MacBook Pro Review" Mac|Life 1:37 PM
  • "Apple iPhone 4S Review" YugaTech 9:30 AM
  • "Tech Journal: Testing iPhone's Siri in India" WSJ Blogs 10:50 PM
  • "olloclip Quick-connect Lens Kit: Macro, Fish-eye and Wide-angle Lenses for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S" eXtensions 7:49 PM
  • "JBL OnBeat Xtreme review" Engadget 3:44 PM
  • "Review: CM4 Q Card Case for iPhone 4S" iSource 3:44 PM
  • "BodyGuardz ScreenGuardz and UltraTough Clear for iPhone 4S (review)" ZDNet 7:52 AM
  • "iPad 2 The Missing Manual 3rd Edition – 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 1:24 PM
  • "iW1 AirPlay review: The iW1 AirPlay comes with a built-in rechargeable battery, offering a truly wireless experience" Macworld UK 6:51 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Take A Tour Of The Solar System With Solar Walk [Review] Cult of Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Zite is Finally here for the iPhone!!!" Best App Site 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft adds to a glut of free iOS online storage with SkyDrive app" Houston Chronicle 11:18 AM
  • "UK's Motor Sport Magazine now Available as an iPad app" eXtensions 6:42 AM
  • "Batman Arkham City Lockdown Review" Mac|Life 3:44 PM
  • "Dragon Shout - A Skyrim Companion App" App Advice 9:30 AM
  • "iPhone Appidemic: Christmas Mansion" Appletell 6:57 AM
  • "Catball Eats It All Offers Clever Gameplay, Stunning Graphics – iPad App Review" PadGadget 9:55 AM
  • "Rough Guides Travel Survival Kit Review: A great collection of everything anyone could need to know to avoid a tough situation." 148Apps 3:47 PM
  • "Swingworm Review: 10Tons brings polish, rich graphics and a distinctive gameplay style to new action-physics game Swingworm" 148Apps 10:21 AM
  • "The Blues Review: A fascinating story, disrupted by slow controls." 148Apps 1:38 PM
  • "Winemaker Extraordinaire Review: Develop a wine making empire in this time management game of sorts." 148Apps 8:38 AM
  • "Swing Away Review: Help a sad monkey earn his freedom, and have a vine-swinging good time doing it." 148Apps 11:16 AM
  • "Add Today's Date To Notification Center [Video How-To] Cult of Mac 6:57 AM
  • "How To: Boot Camp – Taking Screenshots in Windows 7 With an Apple Keyboard" MacTrast 6:51 AM
  • "How To Make Your iOS Devices Read Selected Text Out Loud [iOS Tip] Cult of Mac 3:46 PM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me read data from my nano" TUAW 7:46 AM
  • "The Apple Store Is A Perfect Place for Tebowing"  10:12 PM
  • "iOS apps make four times more revenue than Android versions" Neowin 8:28 PM
  • "Steve Jobs initially hated Apple's 'Think Different' campaign" AppleInsider 8:27 PM
  • "The Real Story Behind Apple's 'Think Different' Campaign" Forbes 7:47 PM
  • "Stolen iPhone? Your iMessages may still be going to the wrong place"  Ars Technica 4:06 PM
  • "Watch Siri Hypnotize you with her Notoriously good rap skills" The Next Web 3:46 PM
  • "Is Samsung's Apple fanboy bashing having an effect?"  ZDNet 3:44 PM
  • "The REAL secret behind Microsoft iPad Apps" ZDNet 3:02 PM
  • "Rotary Dial Phone Hacked to Control Siri" Wired 3:02 PM
  • "Why Steve Jobs isn't Time's Person of the Year" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 3:00 PM
  • "iPad vs. Android: Which tablet is right for you? Pointers for picking a tablet operating system" tecca 1:37 PM
  • "How Will Samsung Rip Off Apple Next? They Want To Launch Their Own iTunes" Cult of Mac 1:37 PM
  • "Samsung: Australian Galaxy Tab Ban was Great Publicity" The Mac Observer 1:24 PM
  • "Apple Yawns At The Hard Drive Shortage Paralyzing The Rest Of The PC Industry [Analyst] Cult of Mac 10:21 AM
  • "Microsoft's Steve Ballmer rated #3 worst tech company CEO ... can you guess who is at #1 and #2?" ["By comparison, Apple's CEO Tim Cook was rated at 96%, Google's Larry Page rated at 92%, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg rated at 89%."] ZDNet 9:58 AM
  • "Apple's Brazil-made iPhone S and iTunes to drive a new growth story" Computerworld 9:56 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Apple doomed, 2012 edition" Macworld [Paid Membership Required] 9:55 AM
  • "Is Apple Making More Advanced Chips Than Intel?" Cult of Mac 9:29 AM
  • "iOS and Android dominate smartphone market, but how long until Apple feels the pinch?" ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "iOS Found To Have 300% Revenue Advantage Compared To Android" RazorianFly 8:39 AM
  • "Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs and the Wrong Question" Dan Weincek 8:37 AM
  • "The two reasons I avoided Android and finally upgraded to the relatively boring iPhone 4S" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "Is the Next Steve Jobs on a Plane Back to India? The United States has again reached its cap of H-1B visas for highly skilled immigrants. Here's why you should care." Inc. 7:49 AM
  • "Perhaps Apple Was Right To Ignore UltraViolet" MacNews 7:05 AM
  • "The iPad as a work tool and serious writing machine"  Appletell 6:57 AM
  • "iFlop? At 60% off, Apple's iAd platform still not attractive to advertisers" VentureBeat 7:04 AM
  • "Apple retools iAd - but is it enough? The Apple iAd mobile marketing platform is losing ground, so Apple is cutting prices and making some changes to help it compete" PCWorld 6:50 AM
  • "Driver Cell Phone Ban Only the Beginning" Low End Mac 4:29 PM
  • "Why hasn't desktop virtualization taken over the world?" ZDNet 2:14 PM
  • "Microsoft's Steve Ballmer rated #3 worst tech company CEO ... can you guess who is at #1 and #2?" ZDNet 2:12 PM
  • "Twitter will tell you when a user blocks you" ZDNet 2:12 PM
  • "Enough With the Apps Already" Webmonkey 2:02 PM
  • "Facebook, Google, Apple among best places to work" CNET News 2:50 PM
  • "Consumers to Tech Companies: Please, Stop the Flood of New Gadgets" Time 1:50 PM
  • "Cost Of U.S. Consumer Electronics Returns Estimated To Reach $16.7 Billion In 2011" TechCrunch 1:43 PM
  • "A Look At The Radical HP Rebranding That Never Was" TechCrunch 1:42 PM
  • "Killer resumes for techies: Experts offer 5 tips for refreshing your resume, preparing to job hunt in 2012" Network World 11:42 AM
  • "Hands On With T-Mobile's Nokia Lumia 710" PC Magazine 11:37 AM
  • "Best video game art in 2011" [Video Report] MSNBC 11:33 AM
  • "Top tech gifts for entrepreneurs" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:14 AM
  • "Jive IPO: Are businesses ready for Facebook-esque employee networks?" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:07 AM
  • "Is Google + A Cut Above The Competition?" Forbes 11:09 AM
  • "Readers weigh in on the rules of Googling" CNN 10:40 AM
  • "Google Gets Alfred But It's Certainly No Siri" Forbes 11:09 AM
  • "Home cloud: Hands-on with the new Pogoplug Series 4" CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "Cell-Phone Ban in Cars Extreme" TheStreet 9:37 AM
  • "If Siri Is Star Wars, Then Majel Will Be Star Trek" PCWorld 3:59 PM
  • "Android's Siri rival coming soon, dubbed 'Majel'" Examiner 10:20 AM
  • "Is Google + A Cut Above The Competition?" Forbes 8:41 AM
  • "Dell woos Mac users with new ad campaign" Scoopertino 8:37 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Innergie Magic Cable Trio integrates USB and Apple tips in a single cord" Gizmag 10:51 PM
  • "Mooniz Won Best iOS Game in the GameIS 2011 Awards" prMac 7:51 PM
  • "Missing Apple product: Mirror Book Air" CNET News 3:46 PM
  • "BBC to air 'Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy' on Wed. night/Takes less sentimental approach to Jobs" MacNN 3:44 PM
  • "2-Day Shipping now Available for AvPad orders" AvPad 3:00 PM
  • "Gmail iOS App Gets Custom Signatures, Auto-Respond And Even A Painting Tool" Cult of Mac 1:39 PM
  • "Gmail for iOS Updated with a New Notification Sound, Better Labeling, and a Whiteboard" MacStories 1:38 PM
  • "Miso expands app with SideShows: Miso is updating its social TV app for iOS devices in a move to make the app an integral part of your television watching experience." San Francisco Chronicle 1:28 PM
  • "Bluetooth Calculator Keypad (Mac/PC)" SMKLink 1:25 PM
  • "Netflix for iPad gets a sexy new interface" CNET Reviews 4:28 PM
  • "Netflix Revamps iPad App to Improve Content Discovery" Wired 3:00 PM
  • "Netflix Updates iOS App With New UI, New Countries" The Mac Observer 1:24 PM
  • "Rock Out With Your Disposable iPhone Dock Out!" iPhone Savior 11:44 AM
  • "Celebrate the Holidays With Oceanhouse Media's Picture Me® Christmas Cutie on Apple Devices" PRWeb 11:13 AM
  • "Belly Targets Paper Punch Card With iPad-Based Loyalty Service" Forbes 11:09 AM
  • "Power Solutions for your iPhone 4 / 4S and iPad 2!" iWalk 10:37 AM
  • "New Menu Structure in iGO primo app" iGO 10:14 AM
  • "Handy little iPhone money app: Deposit -Canadian Dollar" ehMac 9:31 AM
  • "Microsoft offers SkyDrive cloud storage for iOS" The Loop 1:25 PM
  • "Tap into more storage on your iPhone with Microsoft SkyDrive" Appolicious 8:41 AM
  • "For The iCloud Disaffected, Microsoft Offers iPhone Users Skydrive Storage" paidContent 8:38 AM
  • "SMK Announces the New Bluetooth® Calculator Keypad: The Ideal Wireless Keypad and Calculator Peripheral for Apple® iMac®, MacBook® Air, MacBook Pro and Mac® Pro Users, Plus All Windows/PC Laptop Computers" Business Wire 7:54 AM
  • "It's 'Z Factor' vs. X Factor for Christmas #1: Crazy Dave from Best-Selling Videogame Plants vs. Zombies™ Releases Hip-Hop 'Masterpiece' Audio Single to Support Concern Worldwide this Christmas" Business Wire 7:54 AM
  • "Voice Assist Partners with TapFactory to Integrate Voice Command Technology Capabilities" Business Wire 7:54 AM
  • "eFax Releases its Popular iPhone and iPad Mobile Apps In Japan" Business Wire 7:54 AM
  • "eCrypt Announces Development of eCrypt Me App for iPhone" Marketwire 7:53 AM
  • "SkyDrive App for iPhone, iPad released" ITProPortal 7:53 AM
  • "Elevation Dock for iPhone gives upscale, case-friendly home" Electronista 8:38 AM
  • "Elevation Dock for iPhone blows up on Kickstarter" SlashGear 7:52 AM
  • "Stay Away from This Fake MineCraft App, It's a Scam" iDownload Blog 7:47 AM
  • "ISO500 For 500px - View The Beautiful Photography Of 500px On Your iPhone" App Advice 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Brings Its First iOS Game To The App Store With Kinectimals" Cult of Mac 7:05 AM
  • "Hipstamatic to launch new 'disposable' camera app Thursday" MacNN 7:05 AM
  • "Ford Launches 2013 Ford Fusion App for iOS" iClarified 7:04 AM
  • "Cool New Gadget Adds AirPrint iDevice Printing to Any Printer" Cult of Mac 6:57 AM
  • "Cuddle up next to a fire with A Very Cozy Fireplace for iPhone and iPad" TiPb 6:50 AM
  • "Bungie's Classis 'Marathon 2: Durandal' Hitting the App Store this Week" Touch Arcade 6:49 AM
  • "Apimac releases Memos 3.0 for iPhone and iPod touch" Apimac 6:43 AM
  • "We, at Techné Media™ are delighted to announce the release of Pixound™ for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, the world's first and only visual music-izer. The Pixound App turns your iOS device into an amazing musical/visual toy where three senses become one (Touch-Sight-Sound)." Techné Media 6:38 AM
  • "Dean Koontz And Auryn Bring Trixie Books To Life For A Charitable Cause" prMac 1:28 PM
  • "Watch out Sudoku, Rocky Isle reinvents numeric puzzle action on iOS" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "idig Co presents the AmazingZoo for iPad" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "zuuka Launches Professor Bumble Celebrates Christmas for iPhone and iPad" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Meet the puzzle game with works of famous photographer Anne Geddes" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Shared Paper Lite: Create and Present Ideas on Vast Free iPad Whiteboard" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "WeColor Christmas Edition for iPad is released" prMac 8:44 AM
  • "Chopstick Flick - New Sushi Game Challenges Diners to Play with Food" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Design and Manage Survey, Inquiry, Support Forms on iPad with eContact2" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "New Fun Heppi App Encourages Children to Develop Good Bedtime Habits" prMac 6:43 AM
  • "Launch of the New Version of Minifono Candy Toy Phone by Toto Studios" prMac 6:43 AM
  • "Pink Princess Games Launches Princessy Cupcakes - Children's Mobile App" prMac 6:43 AM
  • "FLK VocalPost 2.0 for iPhone and Android" prMac 6:43 AM
  • "Slaughter: Bloody Stick Slayer - Greatest stick massacre for iPhone" prMac 6:43 AM
  • "Mechcraft 1.0 for iOS: Real-Time Strategy now available" prMac 6:43 AM
  • "Face-Mnemo released for iOS - Digital Memory Trainer" prMac 6:40 AM
  • "19 Year Old and Oxford University Press Release Christmas Book Apps" prMac 6:40 AM
  • "The new addictive game based on physics and social component has come" prMac 6:39 AM
  • "Apptly unveils Baldify to Help Users Face Hair Loss with 3-D Animation" prMac 6:39 AM
  • "New iPad Knitting App with Pattern Repository and Project Tracker" prMac 6:39 AM
  • "Major Revision of Peg Pals Pro - Now a Universal App" prMac 6:39 AM
  • "Screbl Pal - Easy to use iPhone app finds the best Wordfeud words" prMac 6:39 AM
Computer Industry
  • "I.B.M. Settles Antitrust Case With E.U." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:45 PM
  • "EU accepts IBM antitrust concessions, ends probe" Reuters 9:58 AM
  • "IBM Settles European Union Antitrust Dispute Over Mainframes" Bloomberg 9:58 AM
  • "European Commission issues legal orders to IBM over mainframe dominance" V3 1:52 PM
  • "Europe accepts IBM antitrust concession; Drops investigation" ZDNet 2:13 PM
  • "IBM to Build Food-Safety System for Pork in China's Shandong" Bloomberg 9:58 AM
  • "Novell's case against Microsoft goes to jury: Federal jury to get Utah company's $1 billion antitrust case against Microsoft" Associated Press 10:02 AM
  • "Novell, Microsoft Antitrust Suit Heading to Jury" eWeek 10:55 AM
  • "Danish Bank Believes Nokia Will Sell To Microsoft: Denmark's largest bank predicts Nokia will sell its phone-making business to Microsoft during the first half of 2012." InformationWeek 8:08 PM
  • "Microsoft's Steve Ballmer is Rated Third-Worst Tech Company CEO" Computerworld 11:38 AM
  • "5 Moves Microsoft Must Make In 2012: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's to-do list for 2012 should include acquisitions, a strong tablet launch, and a move into services." InformationWeek 10:13 AM
  • "Microsoft boosts Office 365 regulatory compliance: Microsoft will make new contractual commitments for regulations in the U.S. and Europe" IDG News Service 10:43 AM
  • "Introducing Windows Server 8: The InfoWorld special report" InfoWorld 11:22 AM
  • "Windows Phone 7 Caught in Mobile App Catch-22" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:01 AM
  • "Microsoft dissecting Windows Phone messaging bug: IM, SMS messages reportedly can freeze phone's messaging hub" Network World 11:42 AM
  • "Microsoft And Nokia Team Up To Take Back The Low End" TechCrunch 1:41 PM
  • "Microsoft gives up on proprietary 2D barcode, accepts NFC: MS Tag maintained as a 'curiosity'" The Register 1:48 PM
  • "Microsoft replaces veteran Xbox design boss" CNET News 2:51 PM
  • "H-P Wins 7-year Agro Deal Renewal" Zacks 2:44 PM
  • "Intel's emergency maneuver in mobile: The chip maker reigns supreme in the PC and server markets, but it's failed to crack mobile. It wants to change that." Fortune 9:59 AM
  • "Reorg aims to make Intel more competitive in mobile" CNET News 4:28 PM
  • "Intel combines divisions in bid to boost mobile" Reuters 8:07 PM
  • "Intel's weakness not just about HDDs, says Nomura" EE Times 10:53 AM
  • "Intel, Inside make NFC deal" EE Times 10:53 AM
  • "Intel Inks Deal to Move Into NFC Chips" TheStreet 9:36 AM
  • "NFC Technology Heads Toward Intel Inside" WSJ Blogs 1:55 PM
  • "AMD CEO Downplays Hard-Drive Shortage" [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Cisco: Cyber criminals keen on mobile device, cloud hacking" ZDNet 2:14 PM
  • "Cisco OnPlus: Managed Network Services Through SMB VARs" CRN 10:41 AM
  • "IT job picture looks solid for Q1" ZDNet 2:12 PM
  • "2012 looking ripe for disgruntled IT pros to switch jobs: IT job opportunities, pay rising for experienced techies with the right skills" Network World 11:42 AM
  • "Merrill Lynch calls 2012 'the year of the tablet shakeout'" Fortune 9:52 AM
  • "Scientists break world record for data transfer speeds" BBC 10:30 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Do a Dividend to Attract Value Guys, Urges Bernstein" Barron's 3:02 PM
Industry News
  • "Groupon leads techs down; Broadcom shines" MarketWatch 11:54 AM
  • "Stocks can't shake eurozone worries" CNNMoney 4:30 PM
  • "Wall Street Sinks as Commodities Are Pounded" FOXBusiness 11:12 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall on Concern Europe Struggling to Contain Crisis" Bloomberg 8:13 PM
  • "Stocks Slip As The Euro Sinks" Forbes 9:59 AM
  • "Stocks, euro slide as worries about Europe persist" Associated Press 11:55 AM
  • "Dow Is a Loser; Exxon Off 1.4%" [Paid Membership Required] 8:19 PM
  • "Stocks: Investors weigh Fed's decision" CNNMoney 9:35 AM
  • "Canadian stocks drop as oil, gold declines" MarketWatch 2:42 PM
  • "Mexican stocks down on heightened Europe worries" MarketWatch 2:42 PM
  • "Asia Stocks Fall as Fed Forgoes More Stimulus on Moderate Growth" Bloomberg 1:57 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia markets slide; China data on tap" MarketWatch 8:20 PM
  • "European Stocks Retreat After Fed Refrains From Further Stimulus" Bloomberg 1:57 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks tumble as euro drops below $1.30/Italy pays high price at auction; Norway cuts rates to cope with crisis" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:20 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:44 PM
  • "Goldman Sachs' Top Tech Stocks for 2012" TheStreet 10:03 AM
  • "Two Chip Plays on Hard-Disk-Drive Production: LSI and Marvell Technology will see tailwinds starting in the first quarter." Barron's 9:49 AM
  • "11 Tech Stocks Undervalued By Earnings, Cash Flow, And Earnings Growth" Seeking Alpha 2:47 PM

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