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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, December 20, 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.

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  • "Half a billion dollars: why Apple's acquisition of Anobit matters"  Ars Technica 5:43 PM
  • "Apple buys Israel's Anobit for $500 million: Report"  Reuters 7:44 AM
  • "Anobit Tells Workers Deal with Apple Completed, Calcalist Says" Bloomberg 7:47 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Closes Anobit Deal For Up to $500 Million" AllThingsD 7:43 AM
  • "Apple's Anobit buy a done deal, Report says" CNET News 8:03 AM
  • "Apple buys Anobit for half a billion dollars" Fortune 7:50 AM
  • "Apple Claims Samsung Tablet, Phone Cases Infringe Patents"  Bloomberg 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Wins Ruling Ban On Some HTC Phones" Bloomberg 7:47 AM
  • "Patent win will boost Apple fight against Android: But ban of some HTC smartphones won't have any short-term impact, say experts"  Computerworld 3:01 PM
  • "Apple's first major legal win against Android is no slam dunk"  Ars Technica 3:04 PM
  • "HTC calls ITC ruling a 'victory' over Apple" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:02 AM
  • "Legal Victory for Apple: Federal agency rules against Taiwan HTC Corp stating some HTC smart phones using Google Inc.'s Android software infringe on an Apple patent, with Dan Ernst, Hudson Square Research principal." [Video Report] CNBC 10:56 AM
  • "Apple's Patent Victory Over HTC/Android Shouldn't Inconvenience Users" BYTE 5:43 PM
  • "Apple targets Samsung's phone and tablet designs in Australia" GigaOM 9:37 AM
  • "Apple seeks to delay possible iPhone ban: Samsung is pushing for the court case that could see the ban of sales of the iPhone 4S in Australia to be heard as soon as possible, while Apple seeks to delay the case." ZDNet Australia 7:42 PM
  • "Microsoft reviewing Reported Windows 7-Safari hole: Microsoft said today that it is looking into a Report of a critical vulnerability in Windows 7 that could be used to take over the computer if a user opened a malicious Web page using Apple's Safari browser." CNET News 3:12 PM
  • "New MobileMe phishing scam attempts to relieve users of login data" Macworld 5:44 PM
  • "Unable to disable SMB file sharing in OS X" MacFixIt 3:11 PM
  • "Logic: May stop responding during launch while checking MIDI drivers" Apple Support 6:25 PM
  • "IClipboard A Must-Have Mac OS X Utility" MacNews 8:56 AM
  • "TeamViewer 6 review: The remote access tool can control your computer over the net or via your iPad" Macworld UK 8:35 AM
  • "Rays review: Very effective at what it does, but fairly limited in scope" Macworld UK 8:35 AM
  • "Review: Crumplepop Final Cut Pro X SplitScreen" IT.Enquirer 8:16 AM
  • "Tired Of The iMovie Blues? Add More Power And Effects To Your Mac Movies" Mac 360 8:10 AM
  • "Bring The Earth, Dolphins, A Clock, Or A Fireplace To Your Mac" Mac 360 8:10 AM
  • "Photo Booth power user features" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "How to Show Hidden Files on Your Mac" Macinstruct 8:11 AM
  • "How to Burn a Data CD or DVD in Mac OS X" Macinstruct 4:15 PM
  • "Mac Tip: Change Your Label Names" MacTrast 8:35 AM
  • "Batch Resize Pictures in Mac OS X Using Automator" OS X Daily 3:15 PM
  • "Swipe Up to Zoom in on App Windows Within Mission Control" OS X Daily 8:34 AM
  • "Using Get Info's Preview in the Finder to open the item" Mac OS X Hints 10:02 AM
  • "10.7: Check web pages without using a browser" Mac OS X Hints 10:02 AM
  • "Six Reasons Windows is Better Than OS X" Lockergnome 6:27 PM
  • "Six Reasons OS X is Better Than Windows" Lockergnome 6:26 PM
  • "Lion discussion leads our reader Report updates with continuing conversation about user interface design, functional issues, and the strategic decisions Apple is making." MacInTouch 4:20 PM
Press Releases
  • "MacScan 2.9.2 Released Protecting Mac OS X from Malware and Privacy Threats" SecureMac 8:20 AM
  • "Firefox 9 Released: Adds Back & Forward Swipe Gestures for Mac OS X Lion" OS X Daily 8:35 AM
  • "Firefox 9 final slips out with more Lion goodness" FairerPlatform 8:20 AM
  • "MaBaSoft Releases Application Wizard 3.2" prMac 9:32 AM
  • "Photobricks Team Releases LEGO Mosaic Software for Mac OS X" prMac 9:16 AM
  • "Introducing KosmicTask - the Integrated Scripting Environment for OS X" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Sente 6.5 is Major Update to Popular Academic Reference Manager" prMac 8:13 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple's Siri Still Hates the British. And Southerners" FOXNews 2:58 PM
  • "Millennial: iOS and RIM gain over Android, Kindle Fire beats iPad in adoption rate" 9 to 5 Mac 8:02 AM
  • "Millennial Media measures a small but real iPhone 4S effect" Fortune 8:03 AM
  • "Kindle Fire Use Fastest Growing Tablet Since Original iPad" ReadWriteWeb 8:41 AM
  • "Kindle Fire On Track For Hundreds Of Millions Of Monthly Ad Impressions; Growing Faster Than The iPad In Early 2010" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "Apple's App Store Now Worth More Than All of RIM" Minyanville 10:06 AM
  • "Lessons from managing 12,500 iPads: SAP was an early advocate for and adopter of the iPad. Its CIO shares what he's learned" InfoWorld 11:06 AM
  • "Apple IPad Dust Linked to Blast in China, Labor Watch Says" Bloomberg 7:47 AM
  • "Complete My Season Pass appears in iTunes Store for TV shows" Insanely Great Mac 10:01 AM
  • "Apple Adds 'Complete My Season Pass' to iTunes Store TV Shows" The Mac Observer 11:04 AM
  • "Apple Store coming to Bristol" TriCities 3:18 PM
  • "Siri Learns to Play Piano, Can't Play Trombone Just Yet" PCWorld 5:42 PM
  • "What Does Tom Cruise Do With His iPad? [Video] Mashable 5:44 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Nokia readies major Windows Phone launch at CES" CNET 3:04 PM
  • "Elop: Nokia's headquarters will stay in Finland" ZDNet UK 2:30 PM
  • "MySpace Returns with Facebook-Integrated Music Player" Techland 2:16 PM
  • "Archos debuts $200 Honeycomb tablet" TG Daily 2:12 PM
  • "Facebook recruits Google green energy czar for sustainability push" Techworld 2:10 PM
  • "Bouncing Data Would Speed Up Data Centers: A plan to bounce signals off the ceilings inside data centers could solve a major performance bottleneck." Technology Review 2:09 PM
  • "A new Star Wars epic begins today" [Video Report] MSNBC 11:14 AM
  • "Mozilla retains Google as default search engine in Firefox" ZDNet 2:27 PM
  • "Firefox 9 now available for download" MSNBC 11:13 AM
  • "End email: Firms find a cure for inbox hell" Financial Times [Free Registration Required] 10:56 AM
  • "Apache forges ahead with suite: Developer release planned; open source organization asserts trademark protection" InfoWorld 10:30 AM
  • "Sony sells 321,000 PlayStation Vita units in two days" Reuters 10:13 AM
  • "PlayBooks Stolen by Truckload, RIM Suffers Another Blow" Forbes 10:51 AM
  • "$199 BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is back" CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "Deutsche Telekom $3 Billion Breakup Fee From AT&T Buys Time for T-Mobile" Bloomberg 10:25 AM
  • "Deutsche Telekom CEO Stays Mum on U.S. Plans" [Paid Membership Required] 9:54 AM
  • "Dumbo Is Jumbo With Tech" [Paid Membership Required] 9:54 AM
  • "Hard drive prices slide as Thai flood aftermath subsides: And SSD prices have dropped by 23% over the past year" Computerworld 10:56 AM
  • "Keen On... Carmine Gallo: The Innovation and Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs (TCTV)" TechCrunch 3:14 PM
  • "Buying Guide: iPhone 4 and 4S cases" Macworld 9:26 AM
  • "iMessages aren't secure when you lose your iOS device" CNET Reviews 5:41 PM
  • "The big Mac (and iPad and iPhone) index: Apple's products are globally consistent. They sell the same exact[1] product in all countries. An unlocked iPhone is the same everywhere. It makes the products 'liquid' in that they can be easily bought and sold across borders." asymco 8:40 AM
  • "Apple Now Replacing Recalled First-Gen iPod Nanos with Current-Gen Models?" MacRumors 8:01 AM
  • "Recalled iPod nanos May be Replaced with Current Model" The Mac Observer 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Exchanging Faulty First Gen iPod Nano For Sixth Gen iPod Nano?" AppleBitch 9:17 AM
  • "Has Apple Blocked App Store Downloads From Devices Running iOS 3.1.3?" Cult of Mac 8:16 AM
  • "iPhone, iPod Touch Users on iOS 3.1.3 Report Download Problems" PC Magazine 11:19 AM
  • "Apple Part Of Industry Coalition To Limit Toxic E-Waste" MacNews 4:16 PM
  • "Apple Store Offers Free Next Day Shipping for Christmas" The Mac Observer 4:26 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Wins Patent for iPhone GUI Supporting Application Switching during a Call and More" Patently Apple 8:58 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Ninja Fishing For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:20 AM
  • "Zombie Cake For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:20 AM
  • "Fractal Combat For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:20 AM
  • "Popular iOS Apps And Games On Sale For A Limited Time - Over 180 To Choose From!" App Advice 5:43 PM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 26 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:34 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 8:18 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices Up To $212 Off Current Machines" MacReviewZone 11:56 AM
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Up to $150 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 11:34 AM

  • "Performance Comparison Between 2010 MacBook Air 1.86GHz and 2007 iMac 2.0GHz 20" MacReviewZone 2:45 PM
  • "Which is better: Comparing Samsung's Galaxy Nexus vs. Apple's iPhone 4S" ABC Action News 3:02 PM
  • "EyeTV Mobile review: Watch live TV on your iPad 2 without relying on the internet" Macworld UK 8:35 AM
  • "Video Review: Rearth Ringke Steel Bumper for the iPhone 4s" Run Around Tech 9:25 AM
  • "Incipio OffGrid" BYTE 3:07 PM
  • "Mophie JuicePack Air And JuicePack Plus" BYTE 3:07 PM
  • "Incase Snap Battery Case" BYTE 3:07 PM
  • "Boost Case Leather Flip Case" BYTE 3:07 PM
  • "Boost Case Plus" BYTE 3:06 PM
  • "Boost Case for iPhone 4; RichardSolo Power Case; uNu Power DX-1700 External Battery Case for iPhone 4 4S" BYTE 2:59 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "What is voice control on the iPhone? We look at just what the new feature in Apple's smartphone does" PC Advisor 3:01 PM
  • "Facebook for iOS 4.1 mini-review" BetaNews 9:26 AM
  • "News Republic Review" Mac|Life 11:55 AM
  • "Camera Boost for iPad 2 Fine-Tunes Photos & Videos" The Mac Observer 4:15 PM
  • "Shop At Best Buy Using Siri via Wolfram Alpha" PCWorld 11:28 AM
  • "An App That Helps You Install That TV You Just Bought" AllThingsD 10:02 AM
  • "The Festive Apple: Christmas lights for Mac and iOS devices" Appletell 8:06 AM
  • "App Showdown: Santa Trackers" Mac|Life 3:02 PM
  • "DSLR How-To App Is Kind to Newbies" MacNewsWorld 8:33 AM
  • "Master Your DSLR Camera Review: The ideal companion app for new owners of DSLR cameras." 148Apps 3:05 PM
  • "Celebrate 75 Years of LIFE – iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:34 AM
  • "iPad Appidemic: Fix-It-Up World Tour HD" Appletell 8:06 AM
  • "iPhone App Video Review: Trenches II" Appolicious 2:58 PM
  • "Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition" 148Apps 8:06 AM
  • "Kinectimals Review: Kids and the young at heart will love this 2011 incarnation of the Tamagotchi craze." 148Apps 3:05 PM
  • "SummitX Snowboarding Review" 148Apps 3:05 PM
  • "Toy Shot Review: Toy Shot is a physics puzzler with a Lego-inspired graphic style and a huge dragon that destroys everything." 148Apps 9:26 AM
  • "Football Manager Handheld 2012 Review" 148Apps 3:06 PM
  • "Sin or Win Review: A game about saving cavemen, or throwing them into a fire, might be one of the most addictive games on the iPad." 148Apps 10:20 AM
  • "Patchworkz HD Review: A unique puzzle that combines textiles and colors for challenging gameplay." 148Apps 11:18 AM
  • "GarageBand for iOS: How to extend the length of your song" Apple Support 6:25 PM
  • "How to Locate the Apple ID Associated With an iOS App" The Mac Observer 1:55 PM
  • "Put your audiobooks in the cloud with iTunes Match" Macworld 8:33 AM
  • "iOS 5: Use keyboard shortcuts for frequently used words in other languages" Mac OS X Hints 10:03 AM
  • "Daily Tip: How to set a contact as a favorite" TiPb 8:35 AM
  • "Lytro: The Biggest Thing to Happen to Photography Since Digital" Mashable 8:26 PM
  • "Something about Siri: has the iPhone virtual assistant become the Apple of our eye?" The Conversation 8:26 PM
  • "Apple acquired NeXT 15 years ago, Jean-Louis Gassée still dreaming of what could've been" Engadget 8:25 PM
  • "The 10 Ways Tim Cook Could Blow It For Apple In 2012" Business Insider 7:40 PM
  • "This Guy Is Trying To Build A Friendlier App Store Than Apple" Business Insider 7:35 PM
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday review: The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 6:28 PM
  • "For Mobile OS's, Three's a Crowd" I, Cringely 6:27 PM
  • "The war of the smartphones: T-Mobile vs. the iPhone" VentureBeat 3:01 PM
  • "The price of greatness: Three takeaways from the biography of Steve Jobs" O'Reilly Radar 11:55 AM
  • "Apple's Patent Victory Over HTC/Android Shouldn't Inconvenience Users" BYTE 9:41 PM
  • "HTC Patent Tweak Seen as Too Little in Phone War" Bloomberg 8:25 PM
  • "HTC: If Thine Feature Offends Thee, Pluck It Out" MacNewsWorld 3:11 PM
  • "If Apple Wins We All Lose: Yesterday's news that courts had ruled against HTC in favor of Apple was a tidy little victory for Apple. But HTC is just an initial skirmish in a much larger fight. The real war is against Android, and if Apple wins that, we'll all lose."  Gizmodo 11:55 AM
  • "Apple wins: Flash is dead as BBC goes iOS online" Computerworld 10:57 AM
  • "Making a Killer iPad App for the Enterprise" Forbes 10:56 AM
  • "Apple TV: It Will Be A Reality In 2012" Seeking Alpha 10:23 AM
  • "Voice Control Will Disrupt Living Room Electronics" Tech.pinions 10:19 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Chasing unicorns" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:59 AM
  • "Here's Everything We Know About Apple's Top Secret TV Project So Far" Business Insider 9:59 AM
  • "IPad, MacBook Airs Forcing Computer Vendors To Regroup" MacNews 8:56 AM
  • "Apple Joins the Flash Madness Club With Anobit Deal" AllThingsD 3:05 PM
  • "Apple gobbles its iPhone, iPad flash chip supplier" The Register 10:04 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Flashes Cash for Anobit" TheStreet 9:52 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Finalizes Deal With Flash Memory Company Anobit" TechCrunch 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly puts the final ink on $400-500 million purchase of Anobit, an Israeli flash-storage company" 9 to 5 Mac 8:38 AM
  • "Why Buy an Apple Product Now When We'll Have Something Better in Six Months?" The Tech Night Owl 8:37 AM
  • "How to decide: should you buy an iPhone or an Android phone?" ZDNet 8:36 AM
  • "Apple: Did They Just Win? Street Mixed on HTC Ruling" Barron's 10:02 AM
  • "Apple extends Samsung patent complaint to cases" The Verge 8:34 AM
  • "The Empire Strikes Back: Apple Scores U.S. Ban on HTC's Low End Phones" DailyTech 8:16 AM
  • "Apple beats HTC/Android in iPhone UI ITC skirmish"  Computerworld 8:13 AM
  • "Could Siri really help Santa?" Fortune 8:03 AM
  • "Is it a tablet app or a digital magazine? Yes." Forbes 8:03 AM
  • "Why Naysayers Are Wrong About the Amazon Kindle Fire" Lockergnome 6:27 PM
  • "Computers: end of story for netbooks" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:58 PM
  • "Q&A: What Does AT&T Dropping T-Mobile Deal Mean for Customers?" [Paid Membership Required] 2:54 PM
  • "Looking back with Facebook's Timeline: Nostalgic or horrifying?" ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "Galaxy Nexus: How to make the battery last all day" ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "The 20 Best Videogames of 2011" Wired 2:25 PM
  • "Two Standout Christmas Hacks" Wired 2:24 PM
  • "But What If You're Un-Googleable?" TechCrunch 2:09 PM
  • "AT&T's 4G Network Edges Verizon in Speed Test" Computerworld 11:20 AM
  • "Antivirus Software Sales Expected to Show Strong Growth in 2012" IDG News Service 11:18 AM
  • "Hands On With Star Wars: The Old Republic" PC Magazine 11:17 AM
  • "Friend Me, Follow Me or Google Me?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:12 AM
  • "Google's Android Tablet: How Might It Be Different?" PCWorld 11:19 AM
  • "Android 4.0's facial recognition is cool, but don't trust it yet" Houston Chronicle 10:58 AM
  • "Is Google working on high-tech spectacles?" CNET News 10:11 AM
  • "Lenovo IdeaPad U400 Notebook Review" HotHardware 10:03 AM
  • "RIM: the long, slow death spiral begins" MarketWatch 9:59 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "App Store Names AirStrip CARDIOLOGY the Best iPhone Medical Application" Business Wire 9:44 PM
  • "Evernote for iOS Update: Shared Notebooks, Offline Notebook Improvements and More" Evernote 8:34 PM
  • "Kayak iPad App Now Reserves Cars and Plans Trips" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:35 PM
  • "Garmin Releases Pilot Training App for iPad 2" PadGadget 3:14 PM
  • "Superbowl is Going Online, and on iOS" PadGadget 3:14 PM
  • "Get a Handle on iPad with UPPRCASE, lowrCASE – A Kickstarter Project" PadGadget 3:14 PM
  • "Cooking with the iPad: Gadgets for iPad-toting chefs" Macworld 3:11 PM
  • "IPad App Teaches You to Use Your SLR Camera" Wired 2:49 PM
  • "Sakar's Disney iPad Camera skips the computer" Electronista 7:42 PM
  • "Cheap 7MP Camera Plugs Into iPad" Wired 2:48 PM
  • "Nuance to acquire rival Vlingo to build a better Siri" VentureBeat 11:20 AM
  • "Nuance To Buy Vlingo" Forbes 11:19 AM
  • "Stealth Protection for Your iPhone" PRNewswire 11:19 AM
  • "GameChanger – A Game Board for iPad" PadGadget 9:26 AM
  • "Just a Thought: 5 Last Minute Gift Ideas For the Tech Savvy" The Mac Observer 9:16 AM
  • "MacTech announces a full year of events" TUAW 8:35 AM
  • "'Prince of Persia Classic' Leaps Over a Pit of Spikes and Lands on the App Store" Touch Arcade 8:35 AM
  • "Cut the Rope Digital Comic Series Now Available for iPad and iPhone" prMac 1:55 PM
  • "Augmented Reality-Powered browsAR App Applies QAR Code Magic to Facebook" prMac 1:55 PM
  • "Put an iPad or iPhone Train Set under Your Tree with iRunTrains 2.0.0" prMac 10:56 AM
  • "Clear noisy photos with Noise Master for iPhone/iPad - 66% off" prMac 9:51 AM
  • "Natural Science for Kids. City of Light" prMac 9:51 AM
  • "Turn your favorite photos into an instant speed dial list w/ TaggyDial" prMac 9:32 AM
  • "Clean Writer 2.0 for iPad and exceptional apps Christmas Sales" prMac 9:16 AM
  • "Want to Win iTunes Gift Cards? Then Play Free Smart Fashion Game" prMac 9:16 AM
  • "Hot New Dress Up Game For Girls Launched for iPhone/iPad" prMac 9:16 AM
  • "Jelly Links HD: New Innovative iPad Game by Tharle Games" prMac 8:57 AM
  • "Feel the Golden Rush with Goldman HD" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Jelly Fusion: challenging puzzles with jelly squishy physics" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Punshine - Fun Play with new Word Game for iOS" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Nulana Releases Remotix 2.5 for iOS with SSH Tunnel Support" prMac 8:38 AM
  • "Stamp Art Fever Updated With Holiday Themed Collections" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "SmartTime Integrates Tasks With iPhone Calendar" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Announcing Localscope v2.0 - The Ultimate Location Browser for iPhone" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Award-Winning Spelling iOS App Updated with Christmas Words - On Sale" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Debty 1.0 to Remind iPhone Users of Friends Who Owe Money" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Sunday is the Most Successful Day to Release Apps" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "NightCap - A major step forward for iPhone night-time photography" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Intellipad 2.0 Released With Major Customer-Driven Updates" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Email Marketing improves CRM engine including Organic Search" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Stamp Art Fever Updated With Holiday Themed Collections" prMac 8:13 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Oracle wants Google trial to start in January because Java 'is now losing ground to Android'" Foss Patents 9:46 AM
  • "Oracle Demands January Trial in Google-Android Case" IDG News Service 11:19 AM
  • "Oracle Seeks Early Trial to Stop Bleeding Versus Android" eWeek 10:44 AM
  • "Oracle's earnings miss chills Tech Stocks" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:25 PM
  • "Oracle sales miss forecasts, shares plunge" Reuters 4:25 PM
  • "Oracle software, hardware results disappoint" Reuters 4:25 PM
  • "Oracle's revenues and profits up, but by less than expected" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 4:26 PM
  • "Oracle Q2 Net Income Jumps 17 Percent, but Hardware Sales Slump" IDG News Service 4:25 PM
  • "Oracle Misses Estimates as Clients Throttle Technology Spending" Bloomberg 4:26 PM
  • "Oracle Misses Estimates; Shares Fall" Bloomberg 4:26 PM
  • "Oracle disappoints as results fall short" MarketWatch 5:42 PM
  • "Oracle Results Miss Estimates" RTTNews 4:26 PM
  • "Oracle's Weak Results Rattle Tech" [Paid Membership Required] 7:29 PM
  • "Steady IT Budgets Suggest a Positive Quarter for Oracle" AllThingsD 9:58 AM
  • "Oracle may see growth interrupted: Analysts worry that slowdown may start to hit software giant" MarketWatch 9:58 AM
  • "Oracle's Q2: Six themes to watch" ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "2011 Year in Review - Microsoft's year" ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "ITC judge finds Motorola in infringement of a Microsoft patent" Foss Patents 5:43 PM
  • "ITC Initial Ruling: Motorola Infringes Single Microsoft Patent, but Not Six Others" AllThingsD 5:44 PM
  • "Microsoft: The $71 Billion Cloud Underdog" AllThingsD 3:01 PM
  • "'Roswell': Another key component of Microsoft's cloud strategy" ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "Understanding Microsoft's big-picture plans for Hadoop and Project Isotope" ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "Solving IBM's IT Conundrums: 'Integration' Is the Word" E-Commerce Times 10:44 AM
  • "IBM Shares Set to Double" TheStreet 2:58 PM
  • "IBM Acquires Social Services Software Developer: Curam Software will bolster IBM's Smarter Cities strategy to help governments use technology to better deliver citizen services." InformationWeek 3:07 PM
  • "Dell and Baidu launch Streak Pro smartphone for business users" Techworld 2:10 PM
  • "HP woos IT shops with leasing deals: Looking to boost fiscal Q1 sales" The Register 2:13 PM
  • "HP also jacking up disk prices in Thai flood wake" The Register 2:14 PM
  • "Cisco Cloud Efforts Can Carry Stock to $21" Forbes 2:57 PM
  • "Cloud activity to explode in 2012: Key areas include asset management, security monitoring, cloud service brokering and service stacks" Network World 11:22 AM
  • "In Which We Reveal The Top CES 2012 Trends Without Breaking Embargoes" TechCrunch 2:07 PM
  • "Top 20 IT Trends In 2011: The business technology sector went through a lot of changes in 2011. What follows is my list of the most important themes, events, products, and people of the past year." InformationWeek 10:14 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple shares rise 3% in wake of HTC patent ruling" MarketWatch 2:53 PM
  • "Apple May Announce 'Significant' Dividend: Ward"  Bloomberg 10:18 AM
  • "Money Manager Expects 'Significant' Apple Dividend in 2012" The Mac Observer 2:50 PM
  • "AAPL: Barclays Mulls 6 Catalysts for '12, Including TV and Dividend" Barron's 3:00 PM
  • "Apple: 6 Reasons The Stock Could Rally In 2012" Forbes 3:00 PM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Big gains across the board for tech stocks/Fallout from AT&T quitting T-Mobile deal filters through wireless" MarketWatch 4:21 PM
  • "U.S. stocks rally 3% on U.S housing, Europe bonds: German sentiment data and start of ECB program also lift sentiment" MarketWatch 4:21 PM
  • "Dow Surges 320 as Traders Cheer Positive American, European Data" FOXBusiness 2:35 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Housing Data Beat Estimates" Bloomberg 4:21 PM
  • "Dow Closes 337 Points Higher on U.S., European Outlook" TheStreet 4:22 PM
  • "Dow jumps 337 points: U.S. stocks surged Tuesday as concerns about the European debt crisis eased and investors welcomed signs of strength in the U.S. housing market." CNNMoney 4:22 PM
  • "Stocks Rally to Close on Housing, Europe Hopes" CNBC 4:22 PM
  • "Stocks soar on Europe hopes, strong housing starts" Associated Press 10:41 AM
  • "Stocks Reverse Gear, up 337: U.S. stocks rallied as domestic home building jumped to the highest level in nearly two years and another successful Spanish debt auction buoyed investor sentiment." [Paid Membership Required] 9:37 PM
  • "Stocks: Investors are sitting, waiting, wishing" CNNMoney 9:45 AM
  • "Canadian stocks on the rise: Weaker RIM shares buck Toronto's bullish trend" MarketWatch 2:52 PM
  • "Mexico stocks up after U.S. housing, Europe news" MarketWatch 2:53 PM
  • "Asia Markets: South Korean, Japanese shares recover in Asia" MarketWatch 9:53 AM
  • "Most Asian Stocks Climb on U.S. Economy; China Developers Slide" Bloomberg 2:22 PM
  • "European Stocks Climb on German Report; UniCredit, BNP Advance" Bloomberg 2:22 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe shares bounce on Ifo, Spain bond sale/Spain's borrowing costs fall at auction; Sweden cuts repo rate" MarketWatch 9:54 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:57 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:58 PM
  • "Barclays' best tech stocks for 2012" MarketWatch 10:00 AM

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