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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, December 17, 2011


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  • "Apple Needs More Friends. Here's How To Get Them" Barron's 7:35 AM
  • "Samsung files four more patent claims against Apple: One of the patents relates to how 'smileys' are entered into a phone" IDG News Service 7:37 AM
  • "iTunes Match: Apple halts UK subscriptions" T3 7:40 AM
  • "Why the iPad Is the Most Hated Gadget Ever" Cult of Mac 3:07 PM
  • "Apple's struggle to defeat Amazon set to be exposed by European ebook inquiry: The deal that the iPad maker struck with publishers could be threatened by an inquiry into the prices people in the EU pay for their digital reading" The Guardian 8:47 PM
  • "Apple falls to 3rd place in the Chinese smartphone race" Fortune 8:47 PM
  • "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 12/16
  • "Apple Fiscal Q1 2012: The Biggest Earnings Blowout In History?"  Seeking Alpha 12/16
  • "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 12/16
  • "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 12/16
  • "Apple's A5 processors made on $3.6 billion Samsung production line in Texas, says Reuters" The Verge 12/16
  • "iPad leads as Q3 tablet shipments jump 264 percent" CNET News 12/16
  • "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 12/16
  • "Apple, Samsung Face Hurdles in Patent Suits: Judge" Bloomberg 12/16
  • "Samsung drops iPhone 4S 3G patent attack [Updated] SlashGear 12/16
  • "Samsung Pulls iPhone 4S From Patent Case, But Fight Continues" PC Magazine 12/16
  • "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 12/16
  • "Apple iTunes match music service launches with outage" BBC 12/16
  • "Fanbois locked out of iTunes store, iCloud in Apple outage" The Register 12/16
  • "Widespread iTunes and iCloud Apple ID 'Couldn't be Found' Outage [Fixed?] MacRumors 12/16
  • "OS X 10.7.3 (11D33), Now Available To Testers" RazorianFly 12/16
  • "How To Configure Your Mac's Firewall" Macinstruct 9:36 PM
  • "Snapheal Mac App: Super-Impressive, Dead-Easy & Ridiculously Cheap Photo Manipulation [Review] Cult of Mac 12/16
  • "Bugs & Fixes: No green light for UltraViolet" Macworld 12/16
  • "Vue 10 Infinite review: Create amazing landscapes with sprawling vegetation and curving roads" Macworld UK 12/16
  • "Free App Of The Week: Feature Rich Audio Recording With Audacity" Mac 360 12/16
  • "What's The Mac App Bargain Of The Year? Hint: It's From Adobe" Mac 360 12/16
  • "Use Timing To Find Out Which Mac Apps You Use The Most" Mac 360 12/16
  • "Add Spacers to the Right-Side of the Dock in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 12/16
  • "5 Top Tips For TextEdit [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 12/16
  • "Mac Tip: Block Popup Ads In Safari" MacTrast 12/16
  • "Apple's 'free iCloud' services? Not really." Applepeels 3:59 PM
  • "Word 2011: Splash screen with translucent borders" Betalogue 3:18 PM
  • "How Amazon has proven that iTunes is totally obsolete"  ZDNet 12/16
Press Releases
  • "Login HD - The long awaited security app for your Mac - A must have" prMac 7:29 AM
  • "VMware bringing its virtual desktops to Mac, Linux" ZDNet 12/16
  • "MacJournal Updated, Adds More Blogs And Timeline View" Cult of Mac 12/16
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iPhone 4 led U.S. smartphone gains in 2011" GigaOM 12/16
  • "Galaxy and iPhone to top smartphone holiday sales" Reuters 12/16
  • "Media Tablet Shipments Miss Third Quarter Targets, But New Entrants and Holiday Demand Will Spark Fourth Quarter Growth – IDC" MacPrices 12/16
  • "A tasty iPad solution for busy restaurants" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 12/16
  • "Apple struggles to take bigger bite out of China" Reuters 12/16
  • "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 12/16
  • "HP still Australia's top PC supplier, but Apple now number two [updated] iTWire 12/16
  • "Steve Jobs: Secrets of Life documentary now available on pay-per-view" The Next Web 12/16
  • "Walter Isaacson Considering Expanding Steve Jobs Biography" MacRumors 12/16
  • "Ronald Wayne shows off rare Apple documents: Includes abandoned Apple I case plans" MacNN 12/16
  • "iTunes Match streaming music service arrives in Canada" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 12/16
  • "TV Shows fully available on Apple TV in Canada now" ehMac 12/16
  • "Apple Releases First '12 Days Of Christmas' Gift" RazorianFly 12/16
  • "New iTunes-only 'Avatar' offers rich interactive viewing" CNET News 12/16
  • "Siri Can Now Help You Shop At Best Buy" RazorianFly 12/16
  • "60 iPhones sing Deck the Halls: Some of them are painfully out of tune, but it's for a good cause" Fortune 12/16
  • "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 12/16
Non-Apple News
  • "The Nintendo 3DS finally gets Game Boy Advance games" CNET News 12/16
  • "Adobe promises patch for critical Acrobat and Reader flaw on Friday" V3 12/16
  • "Seagate matches and raises WD disk warranty cuts" The Register 12/16
  • "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 12/16
  • "Nokia to Reveal Comeback Plans in January" Forbes 12/16
  • "Flash Player 11.1 Arrives for Android Ice Cream Sandwich" PCWorld 12/16
  • "Google's Android Update Alliance Is Already Dead" PC Magazine 12/16
  • "Google's Siri-a-like to be named 'Majel' after Trek actress" The Register 12/16
  • "Sprint says 26M handsets have Carrier IQ; AT&T claims 900K: Both companies insist that the software is used only for diagnostic info" Computerworld 12/16
  • "'BioShock' creator talks history, writing and 'nerdity'" CNN 12/16
  • "Square Enix investigating possible hack" The Verge [Free Registration Required] 12/16
  • "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] 12/16
  • "Holding out hope in RIM's hometown" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 12/16
  • "RIM's top bosses slash salaries to $1 a year" The Register 12/16
  • "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 12/16
  • "Buying Guide: iPhone 4 and 4S cases" Macworld 12/16
  • "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 12/16
  • "Apple iPad to play with Fire; Samsung keeps A5" Computerworld 12/16
  • "Apple to launch 7.85-inch iPad in 2012, say sources" DigiTimes 12/16
  • "Apple Reportedly Buying Up 8-inch Touchscreens to Build Smaller iPads" Techland 12/16
  • "Apple iPad to Offer Smaller Screen Size in 2012: Report" eWeek 12/16
  • "AAPL: Small iPad Planned, Says DigiTimes, As IDC Sees 'Fire' Surge" Barron's 12/16
  • "Apple may launch 'iPad mini' in Q3" BGR 12/16
  • "Satellite images: Samsung's Apple factory in Austin?" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 12/16
  • "Rumor: iPad 3 Components Leak" AppleBitch 12/16
  • "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 12/16
  • "iPhone 4 owners can legally get Siri--with some know-how" CNET News 12/16
  • "Report: Siri ports to iPhone 4 now legal" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12/16
  • "Apple makes hacking Siri easier" CBS News 12/16
  • "iPhone 4S expands to over 20 more countries" Electronista 12/16
  • "iOS Bug Could Cost You A Fortune In Data Fees While You're On Vacation" Cult of Mac 12/16
  • "The iPad's Smart Cover Patent has insightfully come to Light" Patently Apple 12/16
  • "MacBook Air to Dominate Ultrabooks, MacBook Pro with Retina Display Rumored, 1 TB SSDs, and More" Low End Mac 12/16
  • "Expect Siri on Macs, Steve Jobs the Hippy Billionaire, Hitachi Ships 4 TB Drives, and More" Low End Mac 12/16
  • "Fix 'Invalid SIM' Or 'No SIM Card Installed' Error On iPhone 4S With The New iOS 5.0.1 Build 9A406" Redmond Pie 12/16
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iPad Closeout & Refurbished & Used Buyer's Guide -Prices Start At $380" MacReviewZone 11:19 AM
  • "Best Selling Digital Cameras -Prices Range From $99 To $2,400 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 8:53 AM
  • "Siege Hero For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:37 AM
  • "NyQuest HD For iPad (iPhone Version Too) Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:38 AM
  • "Geared 2 For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:38 AM
  • "App Price Drops For iPhone And iPad Has Just Been Released And Is Free Right Now" Apple Sliced 12/16
  • "Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition For iPad Is Free Today (Was $9.99)" Apple Sliced 12/16
  • "Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD For iPad (iPhone Version Too) Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/16
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 17 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 12/16
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 12/16
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/16
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 12/16
  • "Best Selling iPhone Accessories -From $1 To $79 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 12/16

  • "Performance Comparison Between 2011, 13 Inch MacBook Airs & 17 Inch MacBook Pros" MacReviewZone 11:39 AM
  • "Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson: An Intersection of Time, Location and Cultures" eXtensions 12/16
  • "Can a $100 iPad case improve 3G data power?" Ars Technica 12/16
  • "ZAGGfolio keyboard for iPad 2: Form and function refined (review)" ZDNet 12/16
  • "iPhone 4S: Optrix's HD Sport Case Is The Ticket For Sports" The Mac Observer 12/16
  • "OnBeat Xtreme Good For IOS Devices --And Great For The IPad" MacNews 12/16
  • "Soulo turns iPad into personal karaoke bar" CNET News 12/16
  • "Canon ImageClass MF8380Cdw: Small-office contender despite slow printing" Macworld 12/16
  • "Viral Video: Walt Mossberg Demos Tangle-Resistant Ear Buds, an iPhone Beer Meter and More!" AllThingsD 12/16
  • "LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt review: LaCie's Thunderbolt SSD drive is the fastest small storage around" Digital Arts Online 12/16
  • "Libratone Live review: A lifestyle accessory that sounds as good as it looks with a rich and detailed sound" Macworld UK 12/16
  • "Review: the Plantronics Savi W740A DECT headset" IT.Enquirer 12/16
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "A Worthy Addition to Photo Apps on the App Store: Pixlr-o-matic from Autodesk -Now Updated" eXtensions 10:53 AM
  • "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 12/16
  • "Dramatic Black & White for iPhone and iPad: Get impressive monochromatic effects with this iOS image editor" Macworld 12/16
  • "Consume 2.0 — Usage Monitoring was Never this Delicious" Beautiful Pixels 12/16
  • "Flipboard's Hit iPhone App Is All By Design" Fast Company 12/16
  • "Five Camera Apps for the iPhone: Medium Format, 6 x 6, 6 x 7; Finger Focus (Blur effects); My Sketch; and OSnap!" eXtensions 12/16
  • "Moog Sythesizer for the iPad: Animoog" eXtensions 12/16
  • "Updates to some Useful Apps: Pinball HD, The New Yorker, Skype et al" eXtensions 12/16
  • "Piano Apprentice for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch review" Appletell 12/16
  • "Pad & Quill Note-Taking App Is Beautifully Retro" Wired 12/16
  • "Review: Grand Theft Auto III 10th Anniversary for iOS" TechCrunch 12/16
  • "Microsoft's latest iOS app: Kinectimals" CNET Reviews 12/16
  • "Arcade puzzle games for iOS" Download 12/16
  • "Free on iTunes: 4 Free Booktrack Books for iPhone & iPad" The Mac Observer 12/16
  • "Elmo's Monster Maker – Creating Friends For Elmo" Apple'n'Apps 12/16
  • "Hands-On with 'Off The Leash', Coming in January from Big Pixel Studios" Touch Arcade 12/16
  • "'War on Terror' Review - Controversial Board Game Turned iOS Title" Touch Arcade 12/16
  • "'Crazy Bomber' Review - Would You Like Some 'Bomberman' With That?" Touch Arcade 12/16
  • "'MinoMonsters' Review - Monsters in Your Pocket, Now on iOS and Cuter Than Ever" Touch Arcade 12/16
  • "'Bug Princess' Review - Unsurprisingly, CAVE's Latest Bullet Hell Shooter is Another Winner" Touch Arcade 12/16
  • "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 12/16
  • "Tongue Tied! Review: A challenging but stylish twist on the physics platforming genre." 148Apps 12/16
  • "Tiny Places Review: Stretch his tongue and send this little reptile flying as he escapes through holes in boxes in this casual title." 148Apps 12/16
  • "How to Upgrade Your MacBook Pro's Hard Drive" Macinstruct 12/16
  • "How to See Facebook Timelines on Your iPhone" iDownload Blog 12/16
  • "How to Download Mac Geek Gab Premium Episodes w/Instacast" The Mac Observer 12/16
  • "Slow iPhone Wi-Fi? Speed Up iOS Wireless Connections with Faster DNS Servers" OS X Daily 12/16
  • "The Macalope Weekly: It all comes out during the holidays"  Macworld 3:02 PM
  • "MacOS KenDensed: MacOS KenDensed: Amazon, Carrier IQ & the FBI" The Mac Observer 11:18 AM
  • "Apple To Usher in High DPI Era?" OSNews 12/16
  • "The iPhone's Many Narratives: A thousand pictures are worth how many words?" Technology Review 12/16
  • "Apple, Samsung Adjust Positions in German Patent Court" The Mac Observer 12/16
  • "The Irony of Apple Buying iPhone Chips from a Samsung Plant in Texas" The Atlantic Wire 12/16
  • "Did you buy Kindle Fire instead of iPad 2?" BetaNews 12/16
  • "Particle Debris: The Things of Christmas Past and Future" The Mac Observer 12/16
  • "Has Apple made an iPhone 4 port of Siri 'legally' possible? No!" ZDNet 12/16
  • "Is Apple Quietly Condoning Siri Hacking?" ReadWriteWeb 12/16
  • "Siri, Why Don't You Have A Texas Accent?" AllThingsD 12/16
  • "The iPad 3 is Coming: Sooner Than May Be Expected" The Motley Fool 12/16
  • "On being reasonable" asymco 12/16
  • "2011 Year in Review - Apple's year" ZDNet 12/16
  • "Steve Jobs 'Invented Nothing' -- Just Like Da Vinci and Edison" Forbes 12/16
  • "Digitimes: Is a Mini iPad on the Way?" AllThingsD 12/16
  • "4 reasons Apple should make a 7-inch iPad" GigaOM 12/16
  • "Why Apple Will Never Release a Mini-iPad" Benzinga 12/16
  • "If Steve Jobs Was a Poor Black Kid, He'd Still Be a Jerk" Forbes 12/16
  • "Steve Jobs, RIP: Now 4 Different People Claim Credit For Apple's 'Think Different' Ads" Business Insider 12/16
  • "How Apple really came to 'Think Different': 5 takeaways" Yahoo! News 12/16
  • "Android Security Issues Could Score Windfall For Apple, Microsoft" Forbes 12/16
  • "The Macalope Daily: Go away" Macworld [Paid Membership Required] 12/16
  • "Google fights iOS developer advantage with new Android classes" GigaOM 12/16
  • "Kindle Fire To Singe iPad Market Share Lead[Analyst] Cult of Mac 12/16
  • "Samsung's Anti-Apple Campaign Appears To Be Working" mocoNews 12/16
  • "Tim Cook Is About To Screw With The Size Of The iPad" Business Insider 12/16
  • "Apple may be eyeing smaller sizes for the iPad" VentureBeat 12/16
  • "Apple Still One Of The Most Agile Companies In America" MacNews 12/16
  • "Why does iPhone 4S cost $2000 in Brazil and what does Apple plan to do about it?" 9 to 5 Mac 12/16
  • "Steve Jobs was not the mastermind behind 'Here's to the Crazy Ones,' says Rob Siltanen" The Verge 12/16
  • "With Siri TV, Apple Will Dismantle the TV Networks" AllThingsD 12/16
  • "Why It's All About the Digital Ecosystem"  Tech.pinions 12/16
  • "It's not 'Apple TV' any more, it's 'Siri TV' ... ugh ..." ZDNet 12/16
  • "Dell Pulling Out Of Netbooks Raises Confidence In Apple's Model" iPhoneHelp 4:53 PM
  • "Research in Motion Needs a Top Level Management Change" Yahoo! News 4:07 PM
  • "Sony Tablet P vs Apple iPad 2: Sony tablet is really portable" NVO News Blog 8:36 AM
  • "Can Bezos Become The Next Jobs? Amazon Growing On Falling Margins" Forbes 12/16
  • "The Hardware 2.0 Best CPU of 2011" ZDNet 12/16
  • "Facebook, Google, Twitter and the Internet knockoff economy" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12/16
  • "Password security is broken, say experts" V3 12/16
  • "2011 In Tech: A Year Of Great Losses" TechCrunch 12/16
  • "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 12/16
  • "Google's Strategy Is One Browser To Bind Them All" Seeking Alpha 12/16
  • "Best of Google 2011: Gags, Easter Eggs, Pranks, and Games" [Slideshow] PCWorld 12/16
  • "Moving to the cloud in 2012? Look out for these pitfalls" IDG News Service 12/16
  • "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 12/16
  • "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 12/16
  • "The dream keyboard for PC game perfectionists" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 12/16
  • "Consumers Suffer 'Gadget Fatigue' as Devices Pile Up" Forbes 12/16
  • "Last-minute stocking stuffers for laptops and mobile tech" CNET News 12/16
  • "Top 10 last-minute alternative tech gifts" V3 12/16
  • "2011 Gift Guide: Best Stuff For Luddites" TechCrunch 12/16
  • "From 'bots to EVs--5 predictions for '12 in cutting-edge tech" CNET News 12/16
  • "Even with $1 salaries, RIM co-CEOs are doing just fine" CNET News 12/16
  • "Looks like 'game over' for BlackBerry" CNNMoney 12/16
  • "Senator Franken Troubled by Responses to Carrier IQ Qestions" The Mac Observer 12/16
  • "Greg's Bite: SOPA, Congressional Overkill" MacNews 12/16
  • "Why Google TV will win" GigaOM 12/16
  • "'Confirmed': Apple Building 3.5-Inch Tablet Computer" Forbes 12/16
  • "Dilbert comic strip features Apple's Siri personal assistant" MacDailyNews 12/16
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Best of 2011 nominations: iPhone social networking apps | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog" TUAW 9:30 PM
  • "Imaginatr releases Ideatron 1.0 for iOS - Creative Idea Generator" prMac 3:07 PM
  • "Free Smart Fashion Game hits Apple App Store" prMac 11:39 AM
  • "Share your Pictures to Twitter with ImageTweet for iOS" prMac 9:58 AM
  • "KijomagiDay releases Lost Pirate for iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 9:58 AM
  • "Animation Desk Offers Early Christmas Discount for Animation Hobbyists" prMac 8:59 AM
  • "Can an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch App Make You a Better Person? - Yes" prMac 8:36 AM
  • "New iPad wallpapers coming with the release of iOS 5.1" TiPb 8:36 AM
  • "FireBlink is ready to announce a brand new game - Two Towers" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "Puffer Train delvers Holiday Treat" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "SizeMyBike 2.2 released for iOS - Bike fitting App - Great Update" prMac 7:36 AM
  • "Cinefy Enters The Semifinals of The Mobile App Showdown" prMac 7:28 AM
  • "How to make your iPhone 4 or 4S Apple logo glow" CNET Reviews 12/16
  • "Monkeybin apologizes for app marketing foul-up" The Loop 12/16
  • "Twenty-one overlooked iOS accessories" Macworld 12/16
  • "Microsoft Makes Keyboard for iPad" Wired 12/16
  • "Never lose your car again with Find My Car Smart Kickstarter project" TiPb 12/16
  • "Interactive iPad Book Brings DSLR Camera Lessons to Life" AllThingsD 12/16
  • "Soulo turns iPad into personal karaoke bar" CNET News 12/16
  • "Sonnet is shipping the Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt adapter" IT.Enquirer 12/16
  • "Curate Your Own Digital Magazine With For iPhone" TechCrunch 12/16
  • "Readmill shows us the latest update to its slick social reading iPad app [Video] The Next Web 12/16
  • "Fotopedia Shifts From iPad Books To Photozine With 'Wild Friends' App" TechCrunch 12/16
  • "EA Releases The Sims FreePlay For The iPhones And iPad" TechCrunch 12/16
  • "iPad 3 For Dummies' Book Release Date Is 23rd February 2012" AppleBitch 12/16
  • "Demansol releases Count the Squirrels 1.0 - Powerful Counting Tool" prMac 12/16
  • "Amazing Kitty Toy Game for iPhone and iPad" prMac 12/16
  • "Bullion Investor App v1.0 - Imminent New iPad App Release" prMac 12/16
  • "Photobricks Team Releases LEGO Mosaic Software for iPhone/iPod touch" prMac 12/16
  • "Startup ImGame Introduces New Social Network to Keep Gamers In-Touch" prMac 12/16
  • "PDF Connoisseur for iPhone Released to Facilitate Mobile Working" prMac 12/16
  • "PegLight 2 for iOS launching soon" prMac 12/16
  • "Island Tribe 2 Free is released for the iOS platforms" prMac 12/16
  • "Tappy Friends - New game where whac-a-mole meets Facebook! In AppStore" prMac 12/16
  • "Spanish Word Wizard for iOS - A Unique Talking Spelling App for Kids" prMac 12/16
  • "SMEStorage adds support for EMC Atmos & PogoPlug to its Cloud Appliance" prMac 12/16
  • "1 year old speaking Navajo using Navajo Language iPhone app" prMac 12/16
  • "Chuppy Jump - Fun iOS Game to light up this holiday season" prMac 12/16
  • "Surprise Box for iPhone - Amazing Box Full of Random Animated Surprises" prMac 12/16
  • "KIDiPLAY Match 1.0 for iOS - Multisensory Memory Matching Game For Kids" prMac 12/16
  • "Dalamser Announces JAC v2.0 - for when you just need to know the time" prMac 12/16
  • "Keep New Year's Resolutions Using Your iPhone with Resolutions 2012" prMac 12/16
  • "Introducing CalPad 1.5 - The most connectivity iPad organizer" prMac 12/16
  • "Gift the Colourful World of Animals and Their Voices to Your Little Baby" prMac 12/16
  • "True Media Games presents Lay the Egg for iOS" prMac 12/16
  • "2WayResume iPhone App Bypasses Employer Gate Keepers" prMac 12/16
  • "New iPhone App Takes The Guessing Out Of Impairment" prMac 12/16
  • "iTouchiLearn Feelings Helps Kids Identify and Communicate Emotions" prMac 12/16
  • "Design unique wallpapers for your iDevice with Mosaic Wallpaper Designer" prMac 12/16
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 12/16
  • "Novell-Microsoft Trial Over WordPerfect Ends With Hung Jury" Bloomberg 12/16
  • "Novell-Microsoft mistrial over WordPerfect" Seattle Times 12/16
  • "Judge declares mistrial in Novell lawsuit against Microsoft" Seattle Times 12/16
  • "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 12/16
  • "Microsoft Decision in Motorola Mobility Case Postponed" Bloomberg 12/16
  • "Microsoft will beat Linux clouds at their own game - with open source" The Register 12/16
  • "Will Bing grow at Google's expense (or Yahoo's) in 2012?" ZDNet 12/16
  • "Microsoft's aims to make research more social" ZDNet 12/16
  • "Windows 8 to allow cross-computer password syncing" The Verge [Free Registration Required] 12/16
  • "Rumor: Xbox 720 in 2013" TG Daily 12/16
  • "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 12/16
  • "Dell Resurrects Venture Capital Arm" WSJ Blogs 12/16
  • "Dell Abandons Netbooks in Favor of Ultrabooks" PCWorld 12/16
  • "Bye Bye Netbooks: Dell Shifts Focus To Thin And Powerful Notebooks" Seeking Alpha 12/16
  • "Dell Discontinues Inspiron Mini Netbooks" eWeek 12/16
  • "Dell flees netbook market, dumps Minis" The Register 12/16
  • "Dell sees soft PC demand in India as prices spike" MarketWatch 12/16
  • "Dell Sees Weak PC Demand in India" [Paid Membership Required] 12/16
  • "Meg Whitman May Work for $1, But She's Raking in the Stock Options" WSJ Blogs 12/16
  • "Intel to struggle to see general adoption of Medfield in 2H12, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 12/16
  • "House Defeats Amendment to Drop DNS Blocking From Stop Online Piracy Act" eWeek 12/16
  • "Tablet sales up 264 percent, but miss targets, says IDC" ZDNet UK 12/16
  • "How PC Makers Can Stave Off Obsolescence" Wired 12/16
  • "Deloitte predicts top 10 tech trends in 2012" ZDNet 12/16
  • "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 12/16
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Spreads iPhone Love In China, Stock Juiced For Run To $500"  Forbes 12/16
  • "Analysis: Saxo Bank 'Outrageous Prediction:' AAPL Declines 50% in 2012" The Mac Observer 12/16
  • "Apple Investors Set for 2012 Cash Battle" TheStreet 12/16
  • "Apple chart nearing bearish 'flag' pattern" OptionMonster 12/16
  • "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 12/16
Industry News
  • "Zynga's downward debut highlights tech action" MarketWatch 12/16
  • "U.S. stock indexes end two-week win streak" MarketWatch 12/16
  • "Stocks close week down more than 2.5%" CNNMoney 12/16
  • "Buying Builds Momentum as Bank, Tech Stocks Rally" FOXBusiness 12/16
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise on Gains by Producers" Bloomberg 12/16
  • "Stocks End Bad Week With Mixed Trading" CNBC 12/16
  • "Stocks Sputter After Warnings on Europe" TheStreet 12/16
  • "Europe Clouds U.S. Stocks: Positive Indicators on U.S. Economy Aren't a Match for Sovereign-Debt Crisis" [Paid Membership Required] 12/16
  • "Stocks get ready to continue gains" CNNMoney 12/16
  • "Canadian stocks rise, but trade lower on week" MarketWatch 12/16
  • "Asian Stocks Snap Three-Day Loss on Stronger U.S. Economic Data" Bloomberg 12/16
  • "Asia Markets: Shanghai stocks rebound to lead Asia higher" MarketWatch 12/16
  • "European Stocks Slip: European stocks pulled back on Friday, adding to the fourth weekly loss in the past five." [Paid Membership Required] 12/16
  • "European Stocks Fall on Concern Region May Slip Into Recession" Bloomberg 12/16
  • "Europe Markets: Europe bourses decline; mining stocks rise/Paris weakest among the biggest markets to cap off a bearish week" MarketWatch 12/16
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12/16
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 10 a.m." Associated Press 12/16
  • "3 Signs For a 2012 Tech Boom" TheStreet 12/16
  • "The Best Dividends in This Tech Area in 2012" [Video Report] The Motley Fool 12/16
  • "Top Tech Stock Picks and Those to Avoid in 2012" TheStreet 12/16
  • "6 Tech Stocks to Avoid in 2012" Forbes 12/16
  • "6 Semiconductor Stocks With Strong Corporate Governance" Seeking Alpha 12/16

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