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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, December 18, 2011
 

 

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Tuesday Highlights: Apple announces record sales for June with quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion compared to $35.3 billion last year, but lagging Street expectations—reports aplenty in our Apple/Macintosh, and Finances sections; Chris O'Brien at the Los Angeles Times says with the momentum and "fever" building around Apple and rumored products, "Apple's swagger returns"; Haydn Shaughnessy believes there is already a threat to Apple + IBM in the form of startups like Mana Health, others; the Wall Street Journal reporting Apple has placed order for 70-80 million large-screen iPhones, more in our Apple/Macintosh section; prediction of when OS X Yosemite to hit our Macs: October 15th or 22nd, as yet another public beta hits the developer wire; Gary Coyne reviews Adobe's Dreamweaver CC-2014; Tuts+ shows how you can run Android on your Mac; Apple Gazette has a review of Scrubly which allows you to clean out duplicates in your iCloud contacts; feature at The Verge from Ben Popper investigates how Google and Apple "are about to throw their muscle behind big platforms for digital health and fitness"; Apple releases new ad all about how we like to personalize our MacBooks with stickers; G for Games citing Chinese source that we'll see a new iPad mini "Air" that will be 30% thinner than current model; Apple granted patent for "comprehensive 'iTime' smartwatch" "based on the idea of converting the square-shaped iPod nano into a smartwatch"; HotHardware reviews new Intel SSD 2500 Pro 240GB; Jonny Evans points us to another 15 iOS 8 features we've learned about this week.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Samsung Files New Claims Against Apple In Germany" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:10 PM
  • "Apple chooses Israel for its first R&D center outside Cupertino" israel today 8:06 AM
  • "Haifa mayor wants to house Apple development center: Apple will want to locate its new Israel development center close to the Technion." Globes 8:08 AM
  • "Apple to open R&D center in Israel: Technology giant set to inaugurate first development center outside US at Haifa's Scientific Industries Center, due to its proximity to Technion" Ynetnews 8:01 AM
  • "If Apple Onshored iPad Production it Would Create 67,000 American Manufacturing Jobs!" Forbes 2:29 PM
  • "ITC review of dismissal of HTC's first complaint against Apple limited to one patent" Foss Patents 3:09 PM
  • "Apple claims second position in Aussie PC market" Delimiter 9:18 PM
  • "Apple App Makers on Edge for Holidays"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:31 PM
  • "Apple Needs More Friends. Here's How To Get Them" Barron's 12/17
  • "Samsung files four more patent claims against Apple: One of the patents relates to how 'smileys' are entered into a phone" IDG News Service 12/17
  • "iTunes Match: Apple halts UK subscriptions" T3 12/17
  • "Why the iPad Is the Most Hated Gadget Ever" Cult of Mac 12/17
  • "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 12/17
  • "Apple falls to 3rd place in the Chinese smartphone race" Fortune 12/17
OS X
News
  • "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
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "How To Configure Your Mac's Firewall" Macinstruct 12/17
  • "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
Op/Ed
  • "Apple's 'free iCloud' services? Not really." Applepeels 12/17
  • "Word 2011: Splash screen with translucent borders" Betalogue 12/17
  • "How Amazon has proven that iTunes is totally obsolete"  ZDNet 12/16
Press Releases
  • "UI Actions brings 'universal attachability' to AppleScript, greatly enhancing your control over applications running on your computer." Pfiddlesoft 10:12 AM
  • "Login HD - The long awaited security app for your Mac - A must have" prMac 12/17
  • "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
  • "15-minute refund period of Google, Apple apps irk consumers" donga.com 7:44 PM
  • "Santa Claus shows us How To use Siri in Apple's new iPhone 4S commercial" 9 to 5 Mac 7:05 PM
  • "Last Minute reviews and gifts for Apple lovers" 9 to 5 Mac 6:28 PM
  • "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" WSJ.com [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
Publications/Podcasts
  • "iPad Live, tonight at 9pm ET. Be there!" TiPb 7:56 PM
  • "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
Hardware/Software
  • "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
AppleCare/Helps
  • "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 12/17
  • "Best Selling Digital Cameras -Prices Range From $99 To $2,400 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 12/17
  • "Siege Hero For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/17
  • "NyQuest HD For iPad (iPhone Version Too) Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/17
  • "Geared 2 For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 12/17
  • "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

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Holiday Gift Guide: iMovie-friendly Video cameras" TUAW 7:18 PM
  • "Arcam rCube: A luxury iPod speaker" CNET News 1:51 PM
  • "Performance Comparison Between 2011, 13 Inch MacBook Airs & 17 Inch MacBook Pros" MacReviewZone 12/17
  • "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 12/17
  • "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/Tutorial
  • "How to Create an iTunes Playlist" Macinstruct 11:38 AM
  • "How To Burn a Music CD in iTunes" Macinstruct 11:09 AM
  • "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
Tips
  • "Slow iPhone Wi-Fi? Speed Up iOS Wireless Connections with Faster DNS Servers" OS X Daily 12/16
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "The Macalope Weekly: It all comes out during the holidays"  Macworld 12/17
  • "MacOS KenDensed: MacOS KenDensed: Amazon, Carrier IQ & the FBI" The Mac Observer 12/17
  • "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
Non-Apple
  • "Reframing the Debate Over Using Phones Behind the Wheel" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:45 PM
  • "RIAA and DHS are hives of depraved piracy" Boing Boing 7:17 PM
  • "Stop SOPA! A Plea from the Inventors of the Internet: Vint Cerf among internet luminaries to sign an open letter to Congress" Computerworld New Zealand 6:26 PM
  • "Head MPAA shill reduced to outright lies in bid to make the case for SOPA" Boing Boing 10:23 AM
  • "Amazon Kindle Fire Is Far From A 'Failure'" Seeking Alpha 7:53 AM
  • "The Galaxy Nexus Reviews are Mixed, but EVERYONE is Loving These New Ads" Appboy Blog 7:15 AM
  • "Dell Pulling Out Of Netbooks Raises Confidence In Apple's Model" iPhoneHelp 12/17
  • "Research in Motion Needs a Top Level Management Change" Yahoo! News 12/17
  • "Sony Tablet P vs Apple iPad 2: Sony tablet is really portable" NVO News Blog 12/17
  • "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
Humor/Cartoons
  • "World's stupidest thieves steal 5,000 non-selling Blackberry Playbooks" MacDailyNews 11:39 AM
  • "'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
  • "Neat App Store app puts calling, texting, emailing, web, tweeting, Facebook, and more shortcuts in Notification Center" 9 to 5 Mac 7:32 PM
  • "Facebook brings Timeline to iPhone in free update, iPad support 'coming soon'" 9 to 5 Mac 6:28 PM
  • "Facebook Timeline reaches iPhone, iPod touch" iPodNN 6:27 PM
  • "RoJaSoft releases Speeds 1.4 for iOS - GPS based Speedometer" prMac 11:02 AM
  • "Open Name introduces Cut the Buttons 1.0 for iOS" prMac 10:24 AM
  • "iAutoText Keyboard released - Type 180 words per minute in iOS" prMac 9:48 AM
  • "Santa's Little Helper App Puts Christmas Lists on iPhone" prMac 9:25 AM
  • "MahJong Dynasty for iPad - Not Just One More Mahjong" prMac 8:48 AM
  • "Demansol launches Holiday App - Snowman Land 1.0 for iOS Devices" prMac 8:10 AM
  • "GiftShopper 1.0 for iOS - Great Aid for Christmas Present Shopping" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "KEYBOX 2 - The Leading Privacy App for iPhone is Now Available" prMac 8:00 AM
  • "All I Want for XMas is ITGO Calorie - The New iPhone Interval Timer App" prMac 7:37 AM
  • "Best of 2011 nominations: iPhone social networking apps | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog" TUAW 12/17
  • "Imaginatr releases Ideatron 1.0 for iOS - Creative Idea Generator" prMac 12/17
  • "Free Smart Fashion Game hits Apple App Store" prMac 12/17
  • "Share your Pictures to Twitter with ImageTweet for iOS" prMac 12/17
  • "KijomagiDay releases Lost Pirate for iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 12/17
  • "Animation Desk Offers Early Christmas Discount for Animation Hobbyists" prMac 12/17
  • "Can an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch App Make You a Better Person? - Yes" prMac 12/17
  • "New iPad wallpapers coming with the release of iOS 5.1" TiPb 12/17
  • "FireBlink is ready to announce a brand new game - Two Towers" prMac 12/17
  • "Puffer Train delvers Holiday Treat" prMac 12/17
  • "SizeMyBike 2.2 released for iOS - Bike fitting App - Great Update" prMac 12/17
  • "Cinefy Enters The Semifinals of The Mobile App Showdown" prMac 12/17
  • "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 Scoop.it 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
  • "Can Microsoft Still Compete With Oracle, Google And Apple?" Seeking Alpha 7:53 AM
  • "Microsoft's Next Generation Xbox To Launch In 2013!" TNerd 8:35 AM
  • "Australia a guinea pig for silent IE updates" CRN 9:26 PM
  • "Windows 8 offers picture-gesture password" CRN 9:27 PM
  • "App internet and mobile devices to drive massive technology demands in 2012: The rise of the "app internet" – in which users' PCs, smartphones and tablets run the business applications – will drive completely different demands from technology next year." Computerworld New Zealand 7:24 AM
  • "Tablet Era: Dell Pulls The Plug On Netbooks" Smart Office 9:22 PM
  • "Dell pulls back from netbook market: Dell has confirmed that it has ceased production of its Inspiron Mini netbook computer" New Zealand Reseller News 9:18 PM
  • "HP appoints new ME channel manager" TradeArabia 8:24 AM
  • "Oracle FY12 Q2 earnings call preview... Will it meet expectation?" Computerworld UK 8:24 AM
  • "AMD to Appoint Dr. Lisa Su as Senior Vice President and GM, Global Business Units" TweakTown USA Edition 9:16 PM
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" WSJ.com [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." WSJ.com [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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