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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, December 15, 2011


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Tuesday Highlights: Apple, Ireland reach agreement on back taxes, appeal with EU to be heard in Fall—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Deutsche Bank sends "brutal" analysis of Apple's HomePod, believes mistakes "will cost it a huge new market"; ex VP of Samsung now with Apple as company hopes to gain traction in Samsung's home market; early adopters of iPhone X seem to love all aspects of the phone save Siri; a couple new advertisements from Apple highlight iPad support for Apple Pencil; now you can allow Amazon to deliver packages right to your car; DigiTimes reporting Apple seeks OLED price cuts for iPhones, and Rosenblatt Securities analysis predict a $200 price drop in 2018 Fall LCD iPhones; iMore takes an Apple Watch and Suunto GPS watch for a backcountry run; Aaron Ho compares 8 Qi chargers for new iPhones.


  • "Morgan Stanley: Apple may sell 190 million iPhones next year/A proprietary survey finds demand for iPads and iPhones much stronger than expected"  Fortune 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Is About To Sell A Mind Boggling Number Of iPhones" Business Insider 9:00 AM
  • "AAPL: Morgan Stanley Survey Sees Higher-Than-Expected iPhone Demand" Barron's 9:56 AM
  • "Apple Stores: How Much is Too Much of a Good Thing?"  Forbes 10:07 AM
  • "Apple to open R&D center in Israel: Report"  Reuters 7:26 AM
  • "Report: Apple ups ante with Israel R&D center" EE Times 10:29 AM
  • "Apple mulls new chip boffinry HQ in Israel: R&D centre threat to Samsung" The Register 7:47 AM
  • "What Apple seeks in Israel: In many ways, Intel is the model for Apple's plans for an Israeli development center." Globes 2:40 PM
  • "Inside Anobit: Why Apple is investing in flash RAM technology" AppleInsider 7:26 AM
  • "2011"s Most Momentous Moments for Apple" MacNewsWorld 8:03 AM
  • "Apple-HTC patent case faces further delay at ITC" CNET News 7:47 AM
  • "Apple grants refunds to iTunes Match's early international customers" The Next Web 3:30 PM
  • "iTunes Match international rollout premature; refunds being issued" GigaOM 8:14 AM
  • "Apple launches Itunes Match in the UK" The Inquirer 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Accidentally Launches iTunes Match Internationally?" iClarified 8:00 AM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers" MacFixIt 2:49 PM
  • "Perfect Photo Suite 6 review: Collection of tools for image retouching with some special effects thrown in" Macworld UK 8:04 AM
  • "Kaspersky ONE review: Protect Macs, PCs and non-Apple mobile devices in one go" Macworld UK 8:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Outlook 2011 for the Mac — Still Not Quite Usable" The Tech Night Owl 8:19 AM
  • "Advanced text handling tips in OS X" MacFixIt 2:48 PM
  • "What Can I Do? My Mac is Running Slow: (1) Applications" eXtensions 8:23 AM
  • "What Can I Do? My Mac is Running Slow: (2) The Hard Disk" eXtensions 8:23 AM
  • "Jump to the Most Recently Used Desktop Space with a Hidden Gesture in OS X Lion" OS X Daily 8:07 AM
  • "How to Restore from a SuperDuper! Backup" Macinstruct 8:47 AM
  • "How To Turn Your Mac's Desktop Into A Moving, Living, Custom Environment" Mac 360 8:23 AM
  • "2,800 Graphic Illustrations For Pages Or Keynote" Mac 360 8:23 AM
  • "Change the Desktop Wallpaper Automatically in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 8:07 AM
  • "How To: Boot Camp – Minimise & Hide In Mac OS X" MacTrast 8:05 AM
  • "Making Finder BeachBalls go away without rebooting" Mac OS X Hints 9:44 AM
  • "Lion discussion rolls along with more about iCal group-scheduling problems; various user interface elements; auto-save, versions, Save As and Duplicate; preferences; etc." MacInTouch 3:59 PM
  • "One Minor Hiccup: As it turns out, there was one item from my laptop drive failure a few weeks ago that didn't end at all like I expected." MacNews Blog 8:24 AM
  • "Christmas Wish: iMessage For Mac OSX" AppleBitch 8:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "'Dolphins 3D for Mac' ... is an animated 3D wallpaper with unique underwater world." 3 Plane Soft 2:34 PM
  • "NEW from Apricorn: Aegis NetDock - Mac Edition" PRNewswire 8:50 AM
  • "Logic Express 9.1.6: More Lion goodness, bug fixes" FairerPlatform 8:41 AM
  • "Feed Lion: Fresh Lexmark, Brother printer drivers" FairerPlatform 8:41 AM
  • "Appsoft Studio Introduced Smart Image Converter on the Mac App Store" prMac 9:56 AM
  • "iBrightness - The Most Basic App That's Missing from Mac OS X" prMac 9:42 AM
  • "Total Video2Gif - Make Any Movie Clip to Animated Gif" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "MacXDVD Cheer the Christmas with Huge Prize Giveaway" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "Appnotix announces Ripped from Reality for Mac - An artistic sketch app" prMac 7:22 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple breaks into top 10 'best' companies to work for" MacNN 7:26 AM
  • "Apple and Tim Cook Fare Well in Survey of Best Places to Work" MacRumors 10:11 AM
  • "Jobs named 'Most Fascinating' by Walters" WTOP 8:43 AM
  • "Nielsen: iPhone & Android own 83% of U.S. smartphone market" Fortune 8:18 AM
  • "Report: The Rise of Smartphones, Apps and the Mobile Web" Nielsen 8:18 AM
  • "Smartphone use exploding, Apple's iPhone 4 remains on top" AppleInsider 2:39 PM
  • "iPhone, iPad Apps Bring in Four Times the Revenue of Android" ITProPortal 8:18 AM
  • "Apple among most searched in Google Zeitgeist 2011" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 2:40 PM
  • "Acer chairman optimistic about Wintel" DigiTimes 7:57 AM
  • "Acer: Apple share to weaken in two years, Android to be flat" Electronista 7:57 AM
  • "Acer chairman sees Mac growth stalling in face of ultrabook surge" AppleInsider 8:00 AM
  • "Wozniak: Apple Couldn't Emerge in Singapore/Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, said a company like Apple could not emerge in societies like Singapore where 'bad behavior is not tolerated' and people are not taught to think for themselves." WSJ Blogs 8:14 AM
  • "The 'iPhone 5' and scampi feature in Google's top UK searches of 2011" The Next Web 8:08 AM
  • "Calif. Mini-Store To Move Into Expanded Space" ifoAppleStore 8:00 AM
  • "Apple pulls driver's license app from store amid fears it is being used to make fake IDs" Daily Mail (UK) 7:27 AM
  • "Mugger Rejects Victims' Non-iPhones" Gizmodo 2:49 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Kindle Fire's 'one-click' sales draw concerns" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:06 AM
  • "WD slashes warranty periods on Blue and Green drives: Western Digital is cutting the distribution warranty period for Caviar Blue, Caviar Green and Scorpio Blue drives from three to two years." The Register 11:01 AM
  • "Quest extends Unix Sudo tool: Enterprises can now run user compliance reports against Sudo" IDG News Service 10:43 AM
  • "ST claims world's first contactless wafer test" EE Times 10:21 AM
  • "Acer To Cut Product Lines By Two Thirds In 2012, Bet Heavily On Ultrabooks" TechCrunch 10:57 AM
  • "Facebook Timeline goes live worldwide" CBS News 10:13 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Sale Now for $299.99: Verizon" eWeek 10:22 AM
  • "Sony Ericsson Xperia owners get 50GB of free online storage: The smartphone maker is working with cloud storage company Box" IDG News Service 10:30 AM
  • "Sony Playstation Chief: Vita Has Advantages Over 3DS at Launch" IDG News Service 10:41 AM
  • "Google to Invest $120 Million in Singapore Data Center" [Paid Membership Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Pressure Mounts on RIM: With Stock Plunging to New Lows, Fresh Calls for Change to Co-CEO Structure" [Paid Membership Required] 9:37 AM
  • "E-Book Readers Face Sticker Shock" [Paid Membership Required] 9:37 AM
  • "Tango Moves Beyond Video Calls Alone" WSJ Blogs 9:36 AM
  • "iPhone Live 184: iPhone 4S 2 months later" TiPb 2:49 PM
  • "Nest: The Story Behind the World's Most Beautiful Thermostat" Mashable 8:17 AM
  • "Brazil gets iPhone 4S tomorrow night, price and lack of Siri has retailers jumpy" The Next Web 7:58 AM
  • "[Rumor] Retina Display may head to MacBook computers" Appletell 7:57 AM
  • "Apple releases Apple TV Software Update 4.4.4" iLounge 2:48 PM
  • "iPhone bug allows stolen phones to receive iMessages even after remote wipe" AppleInsider 9:30 PM
  • "Lost or stolen iPhones can send iMessages from original Apple ID even after being wiped" The Verge 2:49 PM
  • "New iOS 5.0.1 Release Features Decrypted Ramdisks, Makes iPhone 4 Siri Port Legally Feasible" iDownload Blog 3:38 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple's New Backlit Etching Process for Keyboards & Far Beyond" Patently Apple 1:46 PM
  • "Apple Shares their Vision for a New Kind of Smart Kiosk" Patently Apple 9:38 AM
  • "Apple Reveals the Mac Mini from Design to Removable Hard Drive" Patently Apple 7:21 AM
  • "Apple looking to expand iPhone accessory support with automatic app recommendations" AppleInsider 8:15 AM
  • "Apple Working On Low Power Backlight For A Display" MacNews 10:28 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Virtual Table Tennis HD For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:37 AM
  • "Zombie Sweeper For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:37 AM
  • "Cross Fingers For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:37 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 16 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:07 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:19 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:19 AM

  • "Apple iPhone 4S Review" GMA News 8:15 AM
  • "Performance Comparison Between 2011, 13 Inch MacBook Airs & 15 Inch MacBook Pros" MacReviewZone 2:36 PM
  • "Logitech Fold-up Keyboard for iPad 2: Full-sized, full featured (review)" ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "OnBeat Air review: Does this neat dock and speaker need AirPlay?" Macworld UK 8:05 AM
  • "Great printers for the SOHO crowd: Here's a look at some of our favorite small-office and home-office printers." Macworld 8:53 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Zappos ZN – Mobile e-commerce meets a lifestyle magazine on the iPad" The Next Web 4:13 PM
  • "Nimble Time Lapse Photography with iStopMotion for iPad" The Digital Story 2:33 PM
  • "Task Eater Review: Simple task manager comes in a slick package" Macworld 9:12 AM
  • "A Useful Effects App for the iPhone: Vintage Camera" eXtensions 10:08 AM
  • "Grand Theft Auto III Is Worth Your Mobile Dollar [Review] Mashable 11:04 AM
  • "Review: Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition is faithfully executed on iPad" VentureBeat 10:34 AM
  • "'Grand Theft Auto III' Review - Ten Years Later, Still a Great Game" Touch Arcade 8:11 AM
  • "'Tank Riders' Review – A Colorful Tank Adventure that Misses the Multiplayer Mark" Touch Arcade 8:11 AM
  • "'English Country Tune' Review - A Boldly Inflexible Puzzling Challenge" Touch Arcade 2:50 PM
  • "'Bejeweled' Review - Hey, It's 'Bejeweled!'" Touch Arcade 2:50 PM
  • "'Containment: The Zombie Puzzler' Review - The Dead Must Die, Again" Touch Arcade 8:11 AM
  • "Sonic CD Review: Sonic CD is an iOS version of the Sega CD Sonic game, tweaked and rebuilt for iOS." 148Apps 10:33 AM
  • "EnbornX Review: This constantly-evolving SHMUP is about as replayable as a game can get." 148Apps 8:08 AM
  • "Breakout Boost Review: Breakout Boost is a freemium version of the classic arcade game." 148Apps 2:41 PM
  • "Boom Bugs Review: These bugs are volatile, but players can harness their explosive power for fun." 148Apps 2:41 PM
  • "Bug Princess Review: Cave goes back to a simpler time with an iOS release of a beloved arcade gem." 148Apps 2:41 PM
  • "Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World Review" 148Apps 2:40 PM
  • "If You Got Five Minutes, You Can Make Your iPhone's Apple Logo Glow (Video)" M.I.C. Gadget 3:48 PM
  • "Three quick iMessage tips" Macworld 8:03 AM
  • "Apple Claims 30% of Google's 2011 Fastest Rising Searches" The Mac Observer 8:45 PM
  • "Josh Topolsky takes on iPhone 'class warfare" Network World 8:43 PM
  • "'iPhone flaw' that could cost you thousands? Not so fast, it's an Apple wording mistake" The Next Web 3:29 PM
  • "How Apple's Patent Lawsuits Are Backfiring" Yahoo! News 2:50 PM
  • "The Insane Price Gouging of iPad Magazines" Valleywag 2:50 PM
  • "Siri Baby: As Apple's use of an obscure Nordic nickname shows, we've started naming our kids like products—and our products like kids." Slate 2:40 PM
  • "How Apple's iPhone and Google's Android Left BlackBerry in the Dust" Time 2:39 PM
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: Why You Still Shouldn't Care About AppleCare" The Mac Observer 1:47 PM
  • "Samsung uses Apple lawsuit to hype Galaxy tablet" PCWorld 2:48 PM
  • "Ten reasons to pick the iPhone 4S over the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon" ZDNet 11:19 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: The enemy of my enemy is my developer" Macworld [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Analyst: Apple to Sell 190 Million iPhones in 2012" The Mac Observer 9:40 AM
  • "Ad Calls Galaxy Tab the Tablet Apple Tried to Stop" The Mac Observer 10:08 AM
  • "Opinion: Why Apps devs choose Apple's iPhone 5" Computerworld 8:58 AM
  • "Apple TV Doing Pretty Well For A 'Hobby'" MacNews 8:47 AM
  • "Another way to fetishize Apple: T-shirts" Mac.Blorge 8:40 AM
  • "Why Eric Schmidt's prediction about Android vs. iOS development is dead wrong" Network World 8:24 AM
  • "Steve Jobs rejected cancer treatment due to unconventional beliefs, says his close friend: Late Apple co-founder insistent on alternative methods of treatment despite repeated pleas from family, friends" xinmsn 8:15 AM
  • "Happy holidays, iPhone choir style" TiPb 8:10 AM
  • "Steve Jobs and the 'Think Different' ad: The untold story" CNET News 10:33 AM
  • "Forbes offers insight into how Steve Jobs initially felt about Apple's 'Think Different' ad" TiPb 8:31 AM
  • "Turns Out Steve Jobs Wasn't the Driving Force of the Think Different Ads After All" Gizmodo 7:58 AM
  • "3 Reasons to Believe in the Death of 'Smartphones'" The Motley Fool 9:26 PM
  • "RIM paints a rosy fiscal picture, but challenges loom" GigaOM 8:57 PM
  • "Bill Gates to remain full-time philanthropist, full-time Windows user: Microsoft founder characterizes Steve Jobs as brilliant, but bitter over Windows success" InfoWorld 4:29 PM
  • "Google's post-PageRank future" ZDNet 11:11 AM
  • "The hits and misses of Twitter's 2011 redesign" ZDNet 11:10 AM
  • "Tech 2012: Please Don't Call These Predictions/A few best- and worst-case scenarios for the year ahead, on Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and more." Techland 11:02 AM
  • "In Search of the Tech-Savvy Airport" PCWorld 10:41 AM
  • "Chrome 15 Beats Out IE8 As World's Most Popular Browser" PCWorld 10:41 AM
  • "Carrier IQ Poses a Threat Despite Good Intentions" PCWorld 10:40 AM
  • "Facebook Timelines: How to Get Started" PCWorld 10:40 AM
  • "The 10 best games of 2011" CNET News 11:21 AM
  • "Best written video games of 2011" [Video Report] MSNBC 10:36 AM
  • "2011's best mobile devices: The InfoWorld picks" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:30 AM
  • "The best of Network World's Gift Guide 2011: Our intrepid gift guide guru Keith Shaw travels the world looking for tech gifts to put under your tree" Network World 10:43 AM
  • "Joy to the sticks: 9 gifts for hard-core gamers" [Slideshow] The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:27 AM
  • "The Web in 2012: Five predictions, starting with IE10" CNET News 9:59 AM
  • "Are 'digital drivers' the new drunk drivers?" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:27 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S-II Meets AT&T's New LTE/4G Network: Contributor Gary Krakow reports on the new Samsung Galaxy S-II Skyrocket a near perfect blend of Samsung technology and AT&T's new blazingly fast LTE data network." [Video Report] TheStreet 9:52 AM
  • "Big Data in 2012: Five Predictions" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "Time for a leadership change at RIM" CNNMoney 9:31 AM
  • "Seven Ways to Get Yourself Hacked: As targeted scams become more common, it's vital to protect yourself." Technology Review 10:58 AM
  • "The once and future WebOS" ["Open Source WebOS, then, is really an anti-IBM and -Oracle (Sun) strategy more than anything else. ... Whitman may talk a good game, but I don't think her troops are ready to be that bold. I think they'll flinch, perhaps without even telling her, and make WebOS a little less open than it should be. And by doing so they'll let WebOS fail."] I, Cringely 7:59 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Microsoft's new iPad keyboard will set you back $50" The Next Web 2:49 PM
  • "Full Episodes Of NBC Shows Now Showing On iPhone" Apple'n'Apps 2:48 PM
  • "SportsPicker Mobile helps sports junkies make picks" The Loop 2:50 PM
  • "Choose Your Winning Sports Teams with SportsPicker Mobile" The Mac Observer 2:35 PM
  • "ArtRage for iPhone Fun Painting App Now Launched - To be Demoed at CES" Thomas PR 2:35 PM
  • "Carabiner Clip for iPhone Possibly Pointless" Wired 11:06 AM
  • "Google lets iOS users doodle on their emails" TG Daily 11:05 AM
  • "iStopMotion for iPad, Boinx Software's latest addition to the iStopMotion family of products, will be released today, December 15th, at 1pm." Boinx Software 10:12 AM
  • "Paragon Software Decks the Halls with Holiday Savings for Mobile and PC Users, and Announces Year-End Results! Up to 50% off reference and productivity applications for Android, bada OS, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and desktop PCs!" Paragon 9:37 AM
  • "Iron Maiden's Daughter Slaughter Lesson for Apple's iTunes App Store" Forbes 9:12 AM
  • "ZENS Launches First Qi Wireless Charging Apple iPhone Products in China With Channel Partners" PRNewswire 8:51 AM
  • "Amphetamobile Develops AMMO RACK App for SciVerse Applications" PRNewswire 8:51 AM
  • "Fight for Survival and Avenge Your Fallen Soldiers in Glu Mobile's New Military Shooter Frontline Commando" PRNewswire 8:51 AM
  • "Glu Mobile Takes You from Rags to Riches with Stardom: The A-List" PRNewswire 8:51 AM
  • "Handelabra Studio Officially Releases Uncle Slam: iPad fighting game pits U.S. presidents against each other in rock-em, sock-em boxing match" PRNewswire 8:51 AM
  • "Excited Elf Makes iPhone® App" PRNewswire 8:50 AM
  • "Free GamePrices iPhone App Helps Video Game Shoppers Save Money" PRNewswire 8:50 AM
  • "FXDD Launches JForex Mobile App for iPhone and iPad" PRNewswire 8:50 AM
  • "OnSwipe: Make your site 'swipeable' on the iPad" SocialMedia 8:43 AM
  • "Roambi Flow, Roambi Analytics Named Best Business Apps in App Store Rewind 2011" Business Wire 8:30 AM
  • "Innovative iPhone Game, Persuasion, Enhances Gaming Experience" Business Wire 8:30 AM
  • "Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition Now Available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Devices" Business Wire 8:30 AM
  • "Grand Theft Auto 3 Now Available for iPhone and Android" Mashable 8:17 AM
  • "Smule releases Magic Guitar for Apple mobile devices" VentureBeat 8:11 AM
  • "Record streaming TV on your iPhone or iPad with TV Anytime" TiPb 8:10 AM
  • "EA Releases Trenches II For iOS: Enlist Now" App Advice 7:55 AM
  • "ArtRage for iPhone Fun Painting App Now Launched" PRWeb 7:27 AM
  • "iOS App PhoneTree Messenger Changes Name to Caller101" prMac 4:16 PM
  • "iStopMotion for iPad Makes Storytelling Magical" prMac 2:36 PM
  • "It's Story Time with Koto Go Silence: Children's App for iPhone and iPad" prMac 10:30 AM
  • " - Paid Apps for Free. Inviting Free Developer Sign Up" prMac 10:30 AM
  • "GAMEVIL Launches Physics-Puzzler Toy Shot on to the App Store" prMac 10:29 AM
  • "Maya Collapse Match the new Maya civilization game shakes the App Store" prMac 9:56 AM
  • "MegaCubic Invites All to Join the Final Day of Luck n' Roll Sweepstakes" prMac 9:42 AM
  • "PLapp Available at Special Price to Celebrate App Store Rewind Selection" prMac 9:39 AM
  • "Interactive Storybook App Promotes Visual Literacy In Middle Graders" prMac 9:12 AM
  • "Digifilm Releases Dirty Salsa Pro and Dirty Salsa mini for iPad & iPhone" prMac 9:03 AM
  • "Tired of tapping? Get Numbers+" prMac 8:56 AM
  • "BetterLetter - The Perfectly Simple iPhone Word Game" prMac 8:31 AM
  • "New Pixel Blend Pro iPhone App Transforms Photos into Impressionist Art" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "Tongue Flied - Ready, Aim, Eat in New Fast-Paced Arcade Game for iOS" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "iPad App Creativity Sponsors Contest and Giveaway" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "Maps 3D 2.5 - 340 ski areas in 3D and GPS-Orientation for the iPhone" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "Blue Orange Games and HagerApps Bring Yamslam, a Dice Game, to iOS 5" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "iRound Up Lassos Apple's App Store" prMac 8:25 AM
  • "My Secret Browser: Hide Browsing History, Searches, Passwords, Downloads" prMac 8:24 AM
  • "App Launch of Ninja Bugs game for iPhone, to compete with Fruit Ninja" prMac 8:24 AM
  • "Benjamin Task Manager for FranklinCovey Now Available on the iPhone" prMac 8:24 AM
  • "Christmas Camera+ App on iOS/Android-Xmas Picture Frames for Live Photos" prMac 8:24 AM
  • "SportsPicker Goes Mobile With iPhone Version" prMac 8:24 AM
  • "iTattoo Device Decal Product Line for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac" prMac 8:24 AM
  • "Major Update of MyMeetingPro HD - The Premier App for Effective Meetings" prMac 8:24 AM
  • "Smappsoft releases Look Again! Lite - Free version of #1 iOS Puzzle App" prMac 7:22 AM
  • "Dom's App - 4.5 Star Rated" prMac 7:22 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM buys Emptoris for contract managment, supply software: The move adds to IBM's family of commerce-related applcations" IDG News Service 10:44 AM
  • "IBM to buy Emptoris: International Business Machines Corp. agreed to acquire Emptoris Inc., as the tech giant continues to place an emphasis on Web-based software company purchases." MarketWatch 9:44 AM
  • "IBM Buys Supply Chain Analytics Software Emptoris To Boost Smarter Commerce Offerings" TechCrunch 10:58 AM
  • "HP tightens severance policy for executives" Reuters 9:47 AM
  • "How HP and open source can save WebOS" InfoWorld 10:30 AM
  • "HP spends $1.5M on 3rd-quarter lobbying: Hewlett-Packard spends $1.5 million on 3rd-quarter lobbying, issues include trade, immigration" Associated Press 3:23 PM
  • "Microsoft Begins German Patent Cases Against Motorola Mobility" Bloomberg 9:52 AM
  • "Microsoft v. Motorola: three Munich hearings in a row, second hearings scheduled for March and April" Foss Patents 3:31 PM
  • "Bill Gates confirms he will not return to Microsoft full-time" ZDNet 11:11 AM
  • "Microsoft opens instant-messaging for all comers" CNET News 9:58 AM
  • "Microsoft gets silent upgrade religion, will push IE auto-updates" Computerworld 10:17 AM
  • "Microsoft to Auto-Upgrade Internet Explorer Users" PC Magazine 10:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Compliance Clash/Microsoft dials up the rhetoric and says take that, unidentified competitor whose name begins with the letters 'Google.'" InformationWeek 10:03 AM
  • "Windows 8 aims to take pain out of managing passwords" CNET News 3:28 PM
  • "Forbes Earnings Preview: Oracle" Forbes 11:18 AM
  • "Oracle: Stepping On Toes And Offering No Apologies" Seeking Alpha 11:18 AM
  • "Oracle spends $1.26M on 3rd-quarter lobbying: Oracle spends nearly $1.3 million on 3rd-quarter lobbying; issues include taxes, immigration" Associated Press 3:25 PM
  • "AMD looks at its options under new CEO" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "LG to tune in TVs to Intel's WiDi: Intel has won LG's backing for its Wireless Display (WiDi) video-over-Wi-Fi initiative." Register Hardware 11:01 AM
  • "Intel spends $878K on 3rd-quarter lobbying: Intel spends $878,000 on 3rd-quarter lobbying, issues include trade, immigration" Associated Press 3:24 PM
  • "Cisco OnPlus Managed Services Aimed at Small Businesses: OnPlus Service is offered at a list price of $250, which includes an OnPlus Network Agent appliance." eWeek 10:23 AM
  • "Tiny ribbons could cool computers" TG Daily 11:00 AM
  • "Street mixed on further semicap deals: Some see further possibilities for consolidation in chip gear sector" MarketWatch 11:16 AM
  • "IDC: Tablet sales underwhelm in Q3, but strong holiday season expected" Computerworld 10:17 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Apple is cheap" asymco 2:48 PM
Industry News
  • "Lam-Novellus deal boosts chips, tech stocks: Chip gear makers to merge in $3.3 billion deal; RIM, Adobe on deck" MarketWatch 9:44 AM
  • "U.S. stocks gain as domestic data dominates: Indexes end three-day loss streak on jobs, Philly Fed reports" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Close Higher as Investors Place Faith in U.S. Data" TheStreet 4:00 PM
  • "NY Manufacturing Activity Climbs in December" FOXBusiness 3:09 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Gain on U.S. Economic Data" Bloomberg 3:09 PM
  • "Stocks snap three-day losing streak" CNNMoney 4:01 PM
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