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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hears long-anticipated AirPower wirless charger will hit store shelves in September, delay due to "technical hurdles"; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple's recent habit of pre-announcing products hurts company more than consumers—reports and opinions in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections today; Nir Eyal at Quartz opines the reason Apple, Google don't want us using phones more is to curb harmful behavior, instead creating "healthy habits with [our] digital devices"; Tim Cook explains to Irish Times Apple's commitment to Ireland; Final Cut Pro turns 7 today—reports in our OS X section; Apple part of car consortium to establish digital car key specs for smartphones; Apple adds another original program to show lineup; the honeymoon is over, US Supreme Court rules states may now require online retailers to collect sales tax; CNET thinks Logitech Crayon so good Apple should copy it.

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  • "2012 Looking Copacetic for iPhone, iPad Sales: Apple's iPhone and iPad will be seeing increased competition in the coming year, but it's not likely to rain on the company's parade. Analyst forecasts for sales of the devices appear to run the gamut from excellent to stupendous."  MacNewsWorld 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Fiscal Q1 2012: The Biggest Earnings Blowout In History?"  Seeking Alpha 12:12 PM
  • "Exclusive: Made in Texas: Apple's A5 iPhone chip/Apple Inc is famous for relying on low-cost Asian manufacturers to both source and assemble its popular gadgets, but the consumer device giant recently started receiving a critical component in its iPad and iPhones from closer to home - Texas."  Reuters 8:16 AM
  • "Apple's A5 chip is built by Samsung: The processor that powers Apple's iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is being manufactured in Texas by rival Samsung" The Guardian 8:05 AM
  • "Apple's A5 processors made on $3.6 billion Samsung production line in Texas, says Reuters" The Verge 8:49 AM
  • "iPad leads as Q3 tablet shipments jump 264 percent" CNET News 8:13 AM
  • "ITC to review a ruling on HTC patent suit vs Apple: The International Trade Commission said on Friday it will revisit in part a decision by an ITC administrative law judge, who had found 'no violation' by Apple of four HTC patents that include technologies for power management and phone dialing." Reuters 8:15 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung Face Hurdles in Patent Suits: Judge" Bloomberg 11:45 AM
  • "Samsung drops iPhone 4S 3G patent attack [Updated] SlashGear 8:09 AM
  • "Samsung Pulls iPhone 4S From Patent Case, But Fight Continues" PC Magazine 11:44 AM
  • "Some users Report problems accessing Apple's iTunes, iCloud: An error message says the user's password is incorrect - even when it isn't" IDG News Service 8:15 AM
  • "Apple iTunes match music service launches with outage" BBC 8:05 AM
  • "Fanbois locked out of iTunes store, iCloud in Apple outage" The Register 8:20 AM
  • "Widespread iTunes and iCloud Apple ID 'Couldn't be Found' Outage [Fixed?] MacRumors 8:52 AM
  • "OS X 10.7.3 (11D33), Now Available To Testers" RazorianFly 8:51 AM
  • "Snapheal Mac App: Super-Impressive, Dead-Easy & Ridiculously Cheap Photo Manipulation [Review] Cult of Mac 4:38 PM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: No green light for UltraViolet" Macworld 4:22 PM
  • "Vue 10 Infinite review: Create amazing landscapes with sprawling vegetation and curving roads" Macworld UK 8:52 AM
  • "Free App Of The Week: Feature Rich Audio Recording With Audacity" Mac 360 8:31 AM
  • "What's The Mac App Bargain Of The Year? Hint: It's From Adobe" Mac 360 8:30 AM
  • "Use Timing To Find Out Which Mac Apps You Use The Most" Mac 360 8:30 AM
  • "Add Spacers to the Right-Side of the Dock in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 8:51 AM
  • "5 Top Tips For TextEdit [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:13 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Block Popup Ads In Safari" MacTrast 8:52 AM
  • "How Amazon has proven that iTunes is totally obsolete"  ZDNet 12:43 PM
Press Releases
  • "VMware bringing its virtual desktops to Mac, Linux" ZDNet 12:43 PM
  • "MacJournal Updated, Adds More Blogs And Timeline View" Cult of Mac 9:41 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone 4 led U.S. smartphone gains in 2011" GigaOM 8:58 AM
  • "Galaxy and iPhone to top smartphone holiday sales" Reuters 8:21 AM
  • "Media Tablet Shipments Miss Third Quarter Targets, But New Entrants and Holiday Demand Will Spark Fourth Quarter Growth – IDC" MacPrices 12:40 PM
  • "A tasty iPad solution for busy restaurants" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Apple struggles to take bigger bite out of China" Reuters 8:42 AM
  • "Steve Jobs, Google+ and iPhone top Google's 2011 search list: Tech topics, led by Apple terms, were hot this year on the annual Google Zeitgeist list" Computerworld 9:06 AM
  • "HP still Australia's top PC supplier, but Apple now number two [updated] iTWire 8:29 AM
  • "Steve Jobs: Secrets of Life documentary now available on pay-per-view" The Next Web 8:50 AM
  • "Walter Isaacson Considering Expanding Steve Jobs Biography" MacRumors 10:12 AM
  • "Ronald Wayne shows off rare Apple documents: Includes abandoned Apple I case plans" MacNN 12:39 PM
  • "iTunes Match streaming music service arrives in Canada" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:11 AM
  • "TV Shows fully available on Apple TV in Canada now" ehMac 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Releases First '12 Days Of Christmas' Gift" RazorianFly 10:11 AM
  • "New iTunes-only 'Avatar' offers rich interactive viewing" CNET News 8:15 AM
  • "Siri Can Now Help You Shop At Best Buy" RazorianFly 9:50 AM
  • "60 iPhones sing Deck the Halls: Some of them are painfully out of tune, but it's for a good cause" Fortune 8:09 AM
  • "Woman Scammed In Buying MacBook/Inside the Police Reports: A woman paid $400 for an Apple MacBook Pro but she only received a binder." Patch 8:15 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "The Nintendo 3DS finally gets Game Boy Advance games" CNET News 12:47 PM
  • "Adobe promises patch for critical Acrobat and Reader flaw on Friday" V3 12:18 PM
  • "Seagate matches and raises WD disk warranty cuts" The Register 12:15 PM
  • "Facebook leak: $1 billion 2011 profit" New York Post 11:29 AM
  • "Walter Isaacson reveals subject of next biography: After Franklin, Einstein and Jobs, the best-selling biographer is setting his sights on a lesser known -- yet pioneering -- figure in technology history." Fortune 10:48 AM
  • "Nokia to Reveal Comeback Plans in January" Forbes 10:45 AM
  • "Flash Player 11.1 Arrives for Android Ice Cream Sandwich" PCWorld 11:34 AM
  • "Google's Android Update Alliance Is Already Dead" PC Magazine 11:32 AM
  • "Google's Siri-a-like to be named 'Majel' after Trek actress" The Register 12:15 PM
  • "Sprint says 26M handsets have Carrier IQ; AT&T claims 900K: Both companies insist that the software is used only for diagnostic info" Computerworld 10:34 AM
  • "'BioShock' creator talks history, writing and 'nerdity'" CNN 10:32 AM
  • "Square Enix investigating possible hack" The Verge [Free Registration Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Sony Looks for Vitality in Dying Breed: New PlayStation Vita Will Help Gauge Whether Consumers Will Continue to Buy Portable Videogame Machines" [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Holding out hope in RIM's hometown" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:51 AM
  • "RIM's top bosses slash salaries to $1 a year" The Register 12:13 PM
  • "RIMM: More Trouble In Motion/WSJ's Chip Cummings details more troubles facing Research in Motion, including lower global shipments for the BlackBerry and a long-awaited product revamp delayed until late 2012." [Video Report] MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "Buying Guide: iPhone 4 and 4S cases" Macworld 8:14 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Macworld's Jason Snell, The Loop's Peter Cohen, and Steve 'Mr. Gadget' Kruschen this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 8:03 PM
  • "Apple iPad to play with Fire; Samsung keeps A5" Computerworld 8:25 AM
  • "Apple to launch 7.85-inch iPad in 2012, say sources" DigiTimes 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Buying Up 8-inch Touchscreens to Build Smaller iPads" Techland 9:16 AM
  • "Apple iPad to Offer Smaller Screen Size in 2012: Report" eWeek 10:47 AM
  • "AAPL: Small iPad Planned, Says DigiTimes, As IDC Sees 'Fire' Surge" Barron's 10:10 AM
  • "Apple may launch 'iPad mini' in Q3" BGR 8:08 AM
  • "Satellite images: Samsung's Apple factory in Austin?" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 12:42 PM
  • "Rumor: iPad 3 Components Leak" AppleBitch 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Gives Siri Hackers a Break: Things just got a little bit easier and possibly closer to legal for hackers trying to bring Apple's digital personal assistant Siri to iOS devices other than the iPhone 4S, according to a prominent iOS hacker." PCWorld 9:50 AM
  • "iPhone 4 owners can legally get Siri--with some know-how" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Report: Siri ports to iPhone 4 now legal" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Apple makes hacking Siri easier" CBS News 4:26 PM
  • "iPhone 4S expands to over 20 more countries" Electronista 11:16 AM
  • "iOS Bug Could Cost You A Fortune In Data Fees While You're On Vacation" Cult of Mac 9:34 AM
  • "The iPad's Smart Cover Patent has insightfully come to Light" Patently Apple 8:22 AM
  • "MacBook Air to Dominate Ultrabooks, MacBook Pro with Retina Display Rumored, 1 TB SSDs, and More" Low End Mac 9:36 PM
  • "Expect Siri on Macs, Steve Jobs the Hippy Billionaire, Hitachi Ships 4 TB Drives, and More" Low End Mac 9:36 PM
  • "Fix 'Invalid SIM' Or 'No SIM Card Installed' Error On iPhone 4S With The New iOS 5.0.1 Build 9A406" Redmond Pie 8:06 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "App Price Drops For iPhone And iPad Has Just Been Released And Is Free Right Now" Apple Sliced 9:34 AM
  • "Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition For iPad Is Free Today (Was $9.99)" Apple Sliced 9:34 AM
  • "Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD For iPad (iPhone Version Too) Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:34 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 17 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:51 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 9:13 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:13 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 9:13 AM
  • "Best Selling iPhone Accessories -From $1 To $79 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 3:21 PM

  • "Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson: An Intersection of Time, Location and Cultures" eXtensions 8:26 AM
  • "Can a $100 iPad case improve 3G data power?" Ars Technica 8:59 AM
  • "ZAGGfolio keyboard for iPad 2: Form and function refined (review)" ZDNet 4:24 PM
  • "iPhone 4S: Optrix's HD Sport Case Is The Ticket For Sports" The Mac Observer 3:22 PM
  • "OnBeat Xtreme Good For IOS Devices --And Great For The IPad" MacNews 9:00 AM
  • "Soulo turns iPad into personal karaoke bar" CNET News 9:16 AM
  • "Canon ImageClass MF8380Cdw: Small-office contender despite slow printing" Macworld 8:38 AM
  • "Viral Video: Walt Mossberg Demos Tangle-Resistant Ear Buds, an iPhone Beer Meter and More!" AllThingsD 8:11 AM
  • "LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt review: LaCie's Thunderbolt SSD drive is the fastest small storage around" Digital Arts Online 8:52 AM
  • "Libratone Live review: A lifestyle accessory that sounds as good as it looks with a rich and detailed sound" Macworld UK 8:51 AM
  • "Review: the Plantronics Savi W740A DECT headset" IT.Enquirer 9:37 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Shoot 360-degree iPhone 4/4S Videos with Kogeto Dot and GoPano Micro: Both accessories get the job done, but don't expect high-quality Video" Macworld 8:38 AM
  • "Dramatic Black & White for iPhone and iPad: Get impressive monochromatic effects with this iOS image editor" Macworld 8:37 AM
  • "Consume 2.0 — Usage Monitoring was Never this Delicious" Beautiful Pixels 8:07 PM
  • "Flipboard's Hit iPhone App Is All By Design" Fast Company 4:25 PM
  • "Five Camera Apps for the iPhone: Medium Format, 6 x 6, 6 x 7; Finger Focus (Blur effects); My Sketch; and OSnap!" eXtensions 8:23 AM
  • "Moog Sythesizer for the iPad: Animoog" eXtensions 9:36 PM
  • "Updates to some Useful Apps: Pinball HD, The New Yorker, Skype et al" eXtensions 8:29 AM
  • "Piano Apprentice for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch review" Appletell 4:38 PM
  • "Pad & Quill Note-Taking App Is Beautifully Retro" Wired 12:43 PM
  • "Review: Grand Theft Auto III 10th Anniversary for iOS" TechCrunch 8:09 PM
  • "Microsoft's latest iOS app: Kinectimals" CNET Reviews 12:46 PM
  • "Arcade puzzle games for iOS" Download 8:10 PM
  • "Free on iTunes: 4 Free Booktrack Books for iPhone & iPad" The Mac Observer 8:02 PM
  • "Elmo's Monster Maker – Creating Friends For Elmo" Apple'n'Apps 8:06 PM
  • "Hands-On with 'Off The Leash', Coming in January from Big Pixel Studios" Touch Arcade 9:33 AM
  • "'War on Terror' Review - Controversial Board Game Turned iOS Title" Touch Arcade 8:48 AM
  • "'Crazy Bomber' Review - Would You Like Some 'Bomberman' With That?" Touch Arcade 8:48 AM
  • "'MinoMonsters' Review - Monsters in Your Pocket, Now on iOS and Cuter Than Ever" Touch Arcade 8:48 AM
  • "'Bug Princess' Review - Unsurprisingly, CAVE's Latest Bullet Hell Shooter is Another Winner" Touch Arcade 10:16 AM
  • "Chrono Trigger Review: One of the most beloved RPGs of all time (no pun intended) has popped-up on the App Store. Have the years been kind to this 16-bit legend?" 148Apps 11:17 AM
  • "Tongue Tied! Review: A challenging but stylish twist on the physics platforming genre." 148Apps 8:59 AM
  • "Tiny Places Review: Stretch his tongue and send this little reptile flying as he escapes through holes in boxes in this casual title." 148Apps 10:18 AM
  • "How to Upgrade Your MacBook Pro's Hard Drive" Macinstruct 8:30 AM
  • "How to See Facebook Timelines on Your iPhone" iDownload Blog 8:38 AM
  • "How to Download Mac Geek Gab Premium Episodes w/Instacast" The Mac Observer 3:59 PM
  • "Slow iPhone Wi-Fi? Speed Up iOS Wireless Connections with Faster DNS Servers" OS X Daily 9:06 AM
  • "Apple To Usher in High DPI Era?" OSNews 8:14 PM
  • "The iPhone's Many Narratives: A thousand pictures are worth how many words?" Technology Review 8:06 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung Adjust Positions in German Patent Court" The Mac Observer 8:04 PM
  • "The Irony of Apple Buying iPhone Chips from a Samsung Plant in Texas" The Atlantic Wire 4:22 PM
  • "Did you buy Kindle Fire instead of iPad 2?" BetaNews 4:13 PM
  • "Particle Debris: The Things of Christmas Past and Future" The Mac Observer 4:01 PM
  • "Has Apple made an iPhone 4 port of Siri 'legally' possible? No!" ZDNet 8:07 PM
  • "Is Apple Quietly Condoning Siri Hacking?" ReadWriteWeb 4:22 PM
  • "Siri, Why Don't You Have A Texas Accent?" AllThingsD 3:59 PM
  • "The iPad 3 is Coming: Sooner Than May Be Expected" The Motley Fool 3:59 PM
  • "On being reasonable" asymco 12:55 PM
  • "2011 Year in Review - Apple's year" ZDNet 12:12 PM
  • "Steve Jobs 'Invented Nothing' -- Just Like Da Vinci and Edison" Forbes 12:09 PM
  • "Digitimes: Is a Mini iPad on the Way?" AllThingsD 12:55 PM
  • "4 reasons Apple should make a 7-inch iPad" GigaOM 12:12 PM
  • "Why Apple Will Never Release a Mini-iPad" Benzinga 10:39 AM
  • "If Steve Jobs Was a Poor Black Kid, He'd Still Be a Jerk" Forbes 10:38 AM
  • "Steve Jobs, RIP: Now 4 Different People Claim Credit For Apple's 'Think Different' Ads" Business Insider 4:24 PM
  • "How Apple really came to 'Think Different': 5 takeaways" Yahoo! News 10:17 AM
  • "Android Security Issues Could Score Windfall For Apple, Microsoft" Forbes 10:09 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Go away" Macworld [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Google fights iOS developer advantage with new Android classes" GigaOM 9:36 AM
  • "Kindle Fire To Singe iPad Market Share Lead[Analyst] Cult of Mac 9:14 AM
  • "Samsung's Anti-Apple Campaign Appears To Be Working" mocoNews 9:06 AM
  • "Tim Cook Is About To Screw With The Size Of The iPad" Business Insider 9:06 AM
  • "Apple may be eyeing smaller sizes for the iPad" VentureBeat 9:06 AM
  • "Apple Still One Of The Most Agile Companies In America" MacNews 8:59 AM
  • "Why does iPhone 4S cost $2000 in Brazil and what does Apple plan to do about it?" 9 to 5 Mac 8:59 AM
  • "Steve Jobs was not the mastermind behind 'Here's to the Crazy Ones,' says Rob Siltanen" The Verge 8:49 AM
  • "With Siri TV, Apple Will Dismantle the TV Networks" AllThingsD 8:41 AM
  • "Why It's All About the Digital Ecosystem"  Tech.pinions 8:34 AM
  • "It's not 'Apple TV' any more, it's 'Siri TV' ... ugh ..." ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Can Bezos Become The Next Jobs? Amazon Growing On Falling Margins" Forbes 4:23 PM
  • "The Hardware 2.0 Best CPU of 2011" ZDNet 12:27 PM
  • "Facebook, Google, Twitter and the Internet knockoff economy" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:21 PM
  • "Password security is broken, say experts" V3 12:17 PM
  • "2011 In Tech: A Year Of Great Losses" TechCrunch 12:08 PM
  • "Report: Spectrum fragmentation will result in costlier LTE smartphones/Thirty-eight different spectrum frequency combinations will be used in LTE deployments by 2015" IDG News Service 11:36 AM
  • "Google's Strategy Is One Browser To Bind Them All" Seeking Alpha 12:42 PM
  • "Best of Google 2011: Gags, Easter Eggs, Pranks, and Games" [Slideshow] PCWorld 11:34 AM
  • "10 chilling super-nerdy snow sculptures" Nerd Approved 11:26 AM
  • "Moving to the cloud in 2012? Look out for these pitfalls" IDG News Service 10:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure gets an open source rival: Tier 3's Cloud Foundry-based .Net cloud offering gives VMware an entrée into the .Net application market, but will VMware seize the opportunity?" InfoWorld 10:55 AM
  • "How to thwart the high priests of IT: Some of your technologists are working both against you and against IT's own interests; here's how to flush them out" InfoWorld 10:54 AM
  • "The dream keyboard for PC game perfectionists" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:51 AM
  • "Consumers Suffer 'Gadget Fatigue' as Devices Pile Up" Forbes 10:45 AM
  • "Last-minute stocking stuffers for laptops and mobile tech" CNET News 12:46 PM
  • "Top 10 last-minute alternative tech gifts" V3 12:18 PM
  • "2011 Gift Guide: Best Stuff For Luddites" TechCrunch 12:06 PM
  • "From 'bots to EVs--5 predictions for '12 in cutting-edge tech" CNET News 9:59 AM
  • "Even with $1 salaries, RIM co-CEOs are doing just fine" CNET News 12:47 PM
  • "Looks like 'game over' for BlackBerry" CNNMoney 12:36 PM
  • "Senator Franken Troubled by Responses to Carrier IQ Qestions" The Mac Observer 10:35 AM
  • "Greg's Bite: SOPA, Congressional Overkill" MacNews 9:00 AM
  • "Why Google TV will win" GigaOM 8:58 AM
  • "'Confirmed': Apple Building 3.5-Inch Tablet Computer" Forbes 4:12 PM
  • "Dilbert comic strip features Apple's Siri personal assistant" MacDailyNews 8:53 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "How to make your iPhone 4 or 4S Apple logo glow" CNET Reviews 8:07 PM
  • "Monkeybin apologizes for app marketing foul-up" The Loop 8:03 PM
  • "Twenty-one overlooked iOS accessories" Macworld 12:48 PM
  • "Microsoft Makes Keyboard for iPad" Wired 12:43 PM
  • "Never lose your car again with Find My Car Smart Kickstarter project" TiPb 12:39 PM
  • "Interactive iPad Book Brings DSLR Camera Lessons to Life" AllThingsD 10:18 AM
  • "Soulo turns iPad into personal karaoke bar" CNET News 10:07 AM
  • "Sonnet is shipping the Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt adapter" IT.Enquirer 9:38 AM
  • "Curate Your Own Digital Magazine With For iPhone" TechCrunch 9:14 AM
  • "Readmill shows us the latest update to its slick social reading iPad app [Video] The Next Web 8:50 AM
  • "Fotopedia Shifts From iPad Books To Photozine With 'Wild Friends' App" TechCrunch 8:44 AM
  • "EA Releases The Sims FreePlay For The iPhones And iPad" TechCrunch 8:42 AM
  • "iPad 3 For Dummies' Book Release Date Is 23rd February 2012" AppleBitch 8:31 AM
  • "Demansol releases Count the Squirrels 1.0 - Powerful Counting Tool" prMac 11:11 AM
  • "Amazing Kitty Toy Game for iPhone and iPad" prMac 11:11 AM
  • "Bullion Investor App v1.0 - Imminent New iPad App Release" prMac 10:07 AM
  • "Photobricks Team Releases LEGO Mosaic Software for iPhone/iPod touch" prMac 9:13 AM
  • "Startup ImGame Introduces New Social Network to Keep Gamers In-Touch" prMac 9:02 AM
  • "PDF Connoisseur for iPhone Released to Facilitate Mobile Working" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "PegLight 2 for iOS launching soon" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "Island Tribe 2 Free is released for the iOS platforms" prMac 8:35 AM
  • "Tappy Friends - New game where whac-a-mole meets Facebook! In AppStore" prMac 8:34 AM
  • "Spanish Word Wizard for iOS - A Unique Talking Spelling App for Kids" prMac 8:34 AM
  • "SMEStorage adds support for EMC Atmos & PogoPlug to its Cloud Appliance" prMac 8:34 AM
  • "1 year old speaking Navajo using Navajo Language iPhone app" prMac 8:34 AM
  • "Chuppy Jump - Fun iOS Game to light up this holiday season" prMac 8:34 AM
  • "Surprise Box for iPhone - Amazing Box Full of Random Animated Surprises" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "KIDiPLAY Match 1.0 for iOS - Multisensory Memory Matching Game For Kids" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Dalamser Announces JAC v2.0 - for when you just need to know the time" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Keep New Year's Resolutions Using Your iPhone with Resolutions 2012" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Introducing CalPad 1.5 - The most connectivity iPad organizer" prMac 8:30 AM
  • "Gift the Colourful World of Animals and Their Voices to Your Little Baby" prMac 8:29 AM
  • "True Media Games presents Lay the Egg for iOS" prMac 8:29 AM
  • "2WayResume iPhone App Bypasses Employer Gate Keepers" prMac 8:29 AM
  • "New iPhone App Takes The Guessing Out Of Impairment" prMac 8:29 AM
  • "iTouchiLearn Feelings Helps Kids Identify and Communicate Emotions" prMac 8:29 AM
  • "Design unique wallpapers for your iDevice with Mosaic Wallpaper Designer" prMac 8:29 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft-Novell antitrust case ends in hung jury: The jury was unable to agree on whether Microsoft acted to deliberately impede Novell's WordPerfect software" IDG News Service 8:05 PM
  • "Novell-Microsoft Trial Over WordPerfect Ends With Hung Jury" Bloomberg 8:10 PM
  • "Novell-Microsoft mistrial over WordPerfect" Seattle Times 9:32 PM
  • "Judge declares mistrial in Novell lawsuit against Microsoft" Seattle Times 8:10 PM
  • "Jury says verdict close in $1B Microsoft lawsuit: Jury says it's close to verdict in Utah company's $1 billion antitrust case against Microsoft" Associated Press 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Decision in Motorola Mobility Case Postponed" Bloomberg 12:42 PM
  • "Microsoft will beat Linux clouds at their own game - with open source" The Register 12:13 PM
  • "Will Bing grow at Google's expense (or Yahoo's) in 2012?" ZDNet 12:27 PM
  • "Microsoft's aims to make research more social" ZDNet 12:26 PM
  • "Windows 8 to allow cross-computer password syncing" The Verge [Free Registration Required] 3:38 PM
  • "Rumor: Xbox 720 in 2013" TG Daily 12:10 PM
  • "Oracle Accused Of Lies, Extortion By N.J. University: Montclair State University lawsuit claims Oracle purposely over-promised off-the-shelf ERP functionality it couldn't deliver." InformationWeek 10:05 AM
  • "Dell Resurrects Venture Capital Arm" WSJ Blogs 12:19 PM
  • "Dell Abandons Netbooks in Favor of Ultrabooks" PCWorld 11:33 AM
  • "Bye Bye Netbooks: Dell Shifts Focus To Thin And Powerful Notebooks" Seeking Alpha 9:51 AM
  • "Dell Discontinues Inspiron Mini Netbooks" eWeek 10:42 AM
  • "Dell flees netbook market, dumps Minis" The Register 12:14 PM
  • "Dell sees soft PC demand in India as prices spike" MarketWatch 9:47 AM
  • "Dell Sees Weak PC Demand in India" [Paid Membership Required] 9:37 AM
  • "Meg Whitman May Work for $1, But She's Raking in the Stock Options" WSJ Blogs 8:14 PM
  • "Intel to struggle to see general adoption of Medfield in 2H12, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 10:40 AM
  • "House Defeats Amendment to Drop DNS Blocking From Stop Online Piracy Act" eWeek 10:41 AM
  • "Tablet sales up 264 percent, but miss targets, says IDC" ZDNet UK 12:29 PM
  • "How PC Makers Can Stave Off Obsolescence" Wired 12:23 PM
  • "Deloitte predicts top 10 tech trends in 2012" ZDNet 12:27 PM
  • "Who will win in IT in 2012? A bigger portion of spending will go to mobile computing, social networking and analytics. That means a new lineup of companies could benefit next year." Fortune 9:52 AM
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Apple News
  • "Apple Spreads iPhone Love In China, Stock Juiced For Run To $500"  Forbes 8:15 PM
  • "Analysis: Saxo Bank 'Outrageous Prediction:' AAPL Declines 50% in 2012" The Mac Observer 8:03 PM
  • "Apple Investors Set for 2012 Cash Battle" TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Apple chart nearing bearish 'flag' pattern" OptionMonster 12:11 PM
  • "How the Street came up with 8% growth for Apple in 2014: Horace Dediu tells the story. The narrative is fictional, but the numbers, sadly, are real." Fortune 8:12 AM
Industry News
  • "Zynga's downward debut highlights tech action" MarketWatch 3:27 PM
  • "U.S. stock indexes end two-week win streak" MarketWatch 3:38 PM
  • "Stocks close week down more than 2.5%" CNNMoney 3:28 PM
  • "Buying Builds Momentum as Bank, Tech Stocks Rally" FOXBusiness 10:49 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise on Gains by Producers" Bloomberg 3:27 PM
  • "Stocks End Bad Week With Mixed Trading" CNBC 3:27 PM
  • "Stocks Sputter After Warnings on Europe" TheStreet 8:32 PM
  • "Europe Clouds U.S. Stocks: Positive Indicators on U.S. Economy Aren't a Match for Sovereign-Debt Crisis" [Paid Membership Required] 8:33 PM
  • "Stocks get ready to continue gains" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canadian stocks rise, but trade lower on week" MarketWatch 12:38 PM
  • "Asian Stocks Snap Three-Day Loss on Stronger U.S. Economic Data" Bloomberg 12:20 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Shanghai stocks rebound to lead Asia higher" MarketWatch 9:39 AM
  • "European Stocks Slip: European stocks pulled back on Friday, adding to the fourth weekly loss in the past five." [Paid Membership Required] 11:56 AM
  • "European Stocks Fall on Concern Region May Slip Into Recession" Bloomberg 12:20 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe bourses decline; mining stocks rise/Paris weakest among the biggest markets to cap off a bearish week" MarketWatch 11:57 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:40 PM
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 10 a.m." Associated Press 9:50 AM
  • "3 Signs For a 2012 Tech Boom" TheStreet 9:33 AM
  • "The Best Dividends in This Tech Area in 2012" [Video Report] The Motley Fool 3:41 PM
  • "Top Tech Stock Picks and Those to Avoid in 2012" TheStreet 3:32 PM
  • "6 Tech Stocks to Avoid in 2012" Forbes 12:42 PM
  • "6 Semiconductor Stocks With Strong Corporate Governance" Seeking Alpha 9:53 AM

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