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Tuesday Highlights: As the US vs. China trade war amps up, CNBC sees Apple as "most at risk" given almost 20% revenue flows from China; Michael Simon thinks "Apple Music has tipped the streaming scale" with new release from Beyonce, Jay-Z; Jonny Evans interviews two leaders at Deloitte on Apple's healthcare records initiative; in Australia, Apple sees US $6.7 million fine for misleading customers—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Tim Cook in Ireland to open Cork expansion; Market Realist takes a look inside Apple's declaration of war on cryptocurrency world; T-Mobile, Sprint put forth case to FCC for merger; Facebook decides autoplay video ads need to be inside your private Messenger chats; rumors of iPhone X Plus surface; PCWorld reviews new TP-Link Deco M9 Plus mesh router setup; iDownload Blog goes hands-on with Animoji in iOS 12.

Today's MacUpdate Promo offers 70% savings on AweEraser for just $8.99. "AweEraser is a secure Mac data eraser. It can securely and permanently erase data from hard drive/storage media, permanently delete Mac files, wipe hard drive, and erase already deleted data under Mac OS. It also offers tools to help you batch remove applications on your Mac and clean up browsers histories, caches, privacy, etc."

  • "Apple's Patent Win: Just a Feather in Its Cap? The ITC's decision to ban certain HTC phones from the U.S. was certainly a win for Apple, but whether it will truly cripple a rival's U.S. sales remains to be seen. HTC has options: Develop around the patented technology, or simply remove it from the concerned phones. It also has time: the ban won't go into effect for four months."  MacNewsWorld 8:14 AM
  • "Workarounds and designarounds are what Steve Jobs suggested to Google and its device makers"  Foss Patents 8:18 AM
  • "HTC Has Workaround for Feature that Violates Apple Patent" [Paid Membership Required] 8:53 AM
  • "HTC's Patent Tweak Seen as Too Little in Fight With Apple" Bloomberg 8:14 AM
  • "HTC Completed Workaround to Skirt a U.S. Apple Patent Ruling" Bloomberg 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Vs. Samsung: Who Wins The Smartphone Wars?"  Seeking Alpha 8:17 AM
  • "Apple suing Samsung over case designs. Yes, case designs" Crave @ CNET 8:13 AM
  • "Analyst boosts Q1 iPhone shipment estimates to more than 30 million units" BGR 9:57 PM
  • "Google's Mac team releasing internal Mac admin tools, scripts, and utilities" 9 to 5 Mac 3:49 PM
  • "OS X 10.7.3 Beta Reveals Active Work on 'Retina' Display Support for Mac" MacRumors 10:59 AM
  • "Mac OS X 10.7.3 Build 11D36 Released to Developers" OS X Daily 8:40 AM
  • "OS X 10.7.3 [11D36] rolls, final code due soon" FairerPlatform 9:24 AM
  • "Are Oracle's Exadata racks fluffing Apple's iCloud? Larry rains on Big Blue's Power parade" The Register 1:11 PM
  • "Apple Posts iTunes Match Overview And FAQ" AppleBitch 2:23 PM
  • "Apple introduces 'Complete My Season Pass' and removes time limit for 'Complete My Album': Apple has introduced an option for iTunes customers to purchase an entire season of a TV series after they've purchased individual shows, while the existing service for music is no longer restrained by a time limit." AppleInsider 9:56 PM
  • "iTunes Store: Complete My Season frequently asked questions (FAQ)" Apple Support 3:53 PM
  • "Switch 101: Migrate your Windows files or system to your Mac" Apple Support 3:53 PM
  • "Lion Server: When saving files on SMB shares, the permissions may be changed so only the owner can read or write" Apple Support 3:53 PM
  • "Lion Server: How to connect to VPN service from Windows" Apple Support 3:53 PM
  • "ChronoSync Takes The Pain Out Of Syncing Between Macs" MacNews 8:59 AM
  • "WriteRoom 3 review: With competition hotting up, WriteRoom returns with a revamped interface" Macworld UK 8:46 AM
  • "Tone Mapping 2.1 review: This image had a very dark foreground but the plug-in created a nice balance" Macworld UK 8:46 AM
  • "iCloud: How to delete a bookmark permanently in the Cloud" Betalogue 1:26 PM
  • "Absolutely The Coolest, Most Useful, Funnest Mac Photo Enhancing App Of The Year" Mac 360 8:33 AM
  • "The Easiest Way Ever To Share Files Mac To Mac" Mac 360 8:33 AM
  • "Automator: Combining PDFs by Dropping Them on a Folder" The Mac Observer 8:31 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Duplicate A File Or Folder" MacTrast 8:51 AM
  • "Key Commands on a Mac (3): More Startup keys and Suggestions for Use" eXtensions 9:59 AM
  • "Key Commands on a Mac (2): Startup keys and Some Suggestions for Their Use" eXtensions 9:59 AM
  • "Key Commands on a Mac (1): Outline and Applications" eXtensions 9:59 AM
  • "How to Reinstall Apps from the Mac App Store" Macinstruct 10:55 AM
  • "How to Hide and Show Purchases in the Mac App Store" Macinstruct 12:43 PM
  • "Use Emoji On Your Mac [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:23 AM
  • "Derick Thomas asked where to find Dashboard's Stickies widget data. Multiple people pointed to's database. The widget's data are in in your preferences folder." MacInTouch 1:25 PM
  • "Mac or Windows OS Question: I'm looking for a way to take a directory in the Mac OS and spit out a comma delimited (or similar) file with the names of all the individual files in the directory. Anyone know how to do this?" JimmyAkin 8:16 AM
  • "Let's go back to the future. We want our Macs back. 'Save as... ...Snow Leopard.'" MacInTouch 1:25 PM
Press Releases
  • "Mozilla Unleashes Faster, Smaller Firefox 9" Webmonkey 11:46 AM
  • "SeaMonkey 2.6: A great leap forward in HTML5 compatibility" FairerPlatform 11:44 AM
  • "PFiddlesoft releases Applidude 1.1.1, an update to the first application in the PFiddle Collection." PFiddlesoft 9:11 AM
  • "Macgamestore Holiday Sale Offers Up To 75% Savings" Inside Mac Games 8:52 AM
  • "OS X software to help keep your holidays organized and festive" Appletell 8:42 AM
  • "Nektony Disk Expert – an Efficient Disk Space Manager for Mac" prMac 2:47 PM
  • "IGG Software's 11-11-11 Plan for fiscal sanity: save money on iBank 4" prMac 11:08 AM
  • "Avernum: Escape From the Pit - New Macintosh Game - Out In Mac App Store" prMac 8:24 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Distimo Releases Full Year 2011 Publication" ["Both the Apple App Store for iPad and the Apple App Store for iPhone still beat the Google Android Market in terms of the total revenue generated by the 200 highest grossing apps. The Apple App store for iPhone generates about four times the revenue that is generated in the Google Android Market."]  Distimo 8:34 AM
  • "Apple's App Store made big gains in China in 2011" GigaOM 8:35 AM
  • "Apple App Store sees 6x revenue versus Android in top apps" SlashGear 8:14 AM
  • "iPhone Trounces Android on App Revenue" PC Magazine 12:49 PM
  • "iPhone app downloads stuttering in the US, but still gold compared to Android" Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Honored with Special Trustees Grammy Award" MacRumors 9:59 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Wins a Grammy" Mashable 9:56 PM
  • "Baidu Says 'Steve Jobs' No.2 Most-Popular Search Term in China" Bloomberg 8:13 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Statue Unveiled in Budapest" PRNewswire 4:27 PM
  • "Here's the World's First Steve Jobs Statue" AllThingsD 10:59 AM
  • "Steve Jobs statue unveiled in Budapest office park" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 9:57 PM
  • "Steve Jobs' Statue Unveiled In Budapest" MacNews 10:37 AM
  • "First Steve Jobs statue unveiled in Budapest, Hungary" Architosh 2:47 PM
  • "Apple snagged NeXT 15 years ago" CNET News 8:16 AM
  • "Xiaomi Phone Almost Passes The iPhone to Become Best Selling Phone in China This Year" M.I.C. Gadget 3:56 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Carrier IQ: Motorola, T-Mobile detail use" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:44 AM
  • "Startup Offers to Cram Device with Video" WSJ Blogs 11:42 AM
  • "Self-healing circuits fix themselves after damage" TG Daily 11:34 AM
  • "Twitter to open source Android security tech, starting with TextSecure" Techworld 11:33 AM
  • "Japanese Company Works On 13-Foot Robot With Built-In Cockpit" TechCrunch 11:29 AM
  • "SeaMicro's efficient servers carve niche in cloud" Bloomberg News 11:22 AM
  • "Nokia ditches Symbian name, next version just called Nokia Belle: The company struggles to keep consumers interested in the OS, while ramping up the use of Windows Phone" IDG News Service 11:13 AM
  • "Ex-Google Man Sells Search Genius to Rest of World" Wired Magazine 11:45 AM
  • "Google Wallet hacked onto Verizon phones" The Register 11:36 AM
  • "Google Voice Lets You 'Send a Call From Santa' Once Again" PCWorld 11:10 AM
  • "Conan O'Brien fixes the Fire" Fortune 10:44 AM
  • "Amazon Updates Kindle Fire Software: Fixes Some Nagging Issues" PCWorld 11:10 AM
  • "Neighbours not Liking Facebook's new campus" The Register 11:37 AM
  • "Scammers Use Browser Extensions to Hijack Facebook Accounts" IDG News Service 11:10 AM
  • "When the dust settles on AT&T's failed bid for T-Mobile, it will be quite expensive" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:45 AM
  • "Verizon Suffers Second Nationwide Outage of December" eWeek 10:36 AM
  • "Using Another Screen to Interact With the TV" [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "TUAW TV Live at 5 PM ET: The 2nd anniversary show" TUAW 1:06 PM
  • "The Portable Podcast, Episode 116: On this episode of The Portable Podcast, host Carter Dotson speaks to Aiko Island developer IceFlame Games, and to MinoMonsters' Josh Buckley." 148Apps 8:53 AM
  • "Redesigned iPhone 5, expanded iPad lineup anticipated from Apple in 2012" AppleInsider 8:52 AM
  • "AAPL: Piper's Top Pick for '12 On New Product Intros" Barron's 9:50 AM
  • "Piper Jaffray: A Strong Apple Product Year in 2012" The Mac Observer 12:55 PM
  • "Apple poised to sell more iPhones: Susquehanna" Reuters 9:04 AM
  • "Apple Responds and Fixes iOS 3.1.3 App Store Block Bug" Redmond Pie 8:47 AM
  • "Apple fixes download bug for iPhone OS 3.1.3 users" CNET News 9:29 AM
  • "Apple Fixed Whatever Problem Was Locking Users Out Of The App Store" Business Insider 8:15 AM
  • "Apple replacing faulty first generation iPod nanos with current-generation models" The Verge 8:54 AM
  • "Apple Recall Replaces First Generation iPod Nanos With Sixth Generation Nanos [Video] Mashable 1:05 PM
  • "Apple looking at building new iCloud applications: New job position hints at iCloud plans" iPodNN 4:10 PM
  • "Apple Files for 'Magnetic Timeline' Trademark" Patently Apple 11:02 AM
  • "Apple granted patent on using apps during calls" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "Apple Receives Multitasking Phone Patent" BYTE 9:49 PM
  • "My experience with '07-'08 MBP optical drives (Superdrives) is that the slot-load mechanism is a failed design over tray, in functionality and reliability. ... That said, I am also at odds with Alsoft and Diskwarrior." MacInTouch 1:24 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Call Of Mini: Zombies For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:36 AM
  • "A Knights Dawn For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:36 AM
  • "Flick Tennis: College Wars For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:36 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 69 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:40 AM
  • "iOS deals begin -- App Store freeze coming Thursday" TUAW 8:40 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:59 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:59 AM
  • "iPod Classic Buyer's Guide... Up to $59 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 12:55 PM
  • "Apple Time Capsule Buyer's Guide -Up to $70 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 12:55 PM
  • "iPod Speakers -The Best iPod Speakers -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information $29 To $600" MacReviewZone 12:55 PM

  • "It's on: T-Mobile's HTC Amaze 4G versus the iPhone 4S" The Next Web 8:53 AM
  • "Motorola Razr vs iPhone 4S: comparison/It is difficult to compare Motorola Droid Razr and Apple iPhone 4S. Both are great smart phones and blazing fast" Northern Voices Online 8:15 AM
  • "Tablet Display Shootout: Fire vs Nook vs iPad" Gizmodo 9:04 AM
  • "Tablet display shoot-out: iPad 2 vs. Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet" 9 to 5 Mac 11:09 AM
  • "Review: Lifeproof iPhone case is waterproof without big trade-offs" GigaOM 1:05 PM
  • "The Best iPod Dock" Gizmodo 1:05 PM
  • "Orbitsound T12v3 review: Pseudo-stereo sound from one single soundbar" Macworld UK 8:46 AM
  • "Audyssey Lower East Side Media Speakers: Class, With a Little 'Tude [Review] Cult of Mac 8:39 AM
  • "Acme Made Orikata And InfiniteAngle iPad 2 Case/Stands – The 'Book Mystique Review" MacPrices 11:10 AM
  • "Dual Review: NoiseHush NX22 and NX22 Headphones" Run Around Tech 1:11 PM
  • "A few days ago, Electronic Arts released the latest version of Monopoly for the Mac in the Mac App Store for $9.99." MacNews Blog 9:01 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "The 50 top Apple iPhone games" T3 9:54 PM
  • "Best iPad apps for kids" CNET News 9:44 PM
  • "Apps for Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers" AllThingsD 4:14 PM
  • "Google Voice update not allowing users to make calls from their Google Voice number" TiPb 3:40 PM
  • "Google Voice for iOS adds nifty new features, but it's buggy" ["At this point, I would highly recommend not updating your Google Voice application for iOS until these issues are resolved."] VentureBeat 3:40 PM
  • "Vocal app uses your iPhone 4S to control your Mac" Macworld 2:45 PM
  • "mGifts - Gift List Manager Review: Gift list app useful for a variety of occasions" Macworld 8:52 AM
  • "What the heck is a 'disposable' iPhone camera?" CNET News 1:06 PM
  • "Microsoft Tag App: Not a Bad Job (but some oddities from Redmond)" eXtensions 8:32 AM
  • "Mega Man X iOS lets you buy your way to victory" Gamertell 2:45 PM
  • "'Snow Fight' Review - Reclaiming the Neighborhood, One Snowball at a Time" Touch Arcade 9:10 AM
  • "'Mad Dog McCree' Review - 90s Arcade Gunslinging in Your Pocket" Touch Arcade 8:55 AM
  • "'Ice Rage' Review – Enviro-Bear Takes To The Ice" Touch Arcade 8:55 AM
  • "Terra Noctis Review: Help an adorable nightmare realize his frightening potential in this beautiful platformer." 148Apps 8:19 AM
  • "LostWinds Review: LostWinds is an iOS conversion of a well received WiiWare platformer, offering an unique wind based game mechanic." 148Apps 10:59 AM
  • "The Bard's Tale Review: inXile brings the cult classic RPG (from 2004, not 1985) to iOS. Let the rejoicing begin." 148Apps 1:04 PM
  • "Trenches 2 Review: Trenches 2 is a real-time strategy game that mixes in elements of path management games, presented in a whimsical World War I setting." 148Apps 11:09 AM
  • "Sonic CD for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad Review" Appletell 8:42 AM
  • "Macworld Feature: How to convert audio and video files for free/What might you use when you want something converted quickly, without a lot of fuss and bother?" Macworld UK 9:54 PM
  • "3 ways to turn your Apple TV into a holiday decoration" GigaOM 2:50 PM
  • "Type 'Let It Snow' into Google" TidBITS 8:59 AM
  • "Smart tips for sharing holiday photos" Macworld 8:51 AM
  • "Fake eBay pages offering iPhone 4S for half the price" Help Net Security 11:17 PM
  • "'iMessage Killed The SMS Star'" ZDNet 10:11 PM
  • "Flickr Updates Its iPhone App, But Where's Flickr For iPad?" TechCrunch 9:55 PM
  • "The Real Story Behind Apple's 'Think Different' Campaign" Forbes 4:19 PM
  • "IPad Beat on Power, Speed: Jaroslovsky/We're finally beginning to see some distinctive 10-inch Android tablets that are more than iPad knockoffs." Bloomberg 3:49 PM
  • "Giving the gift of an iPhone: Giving someone a phone without spoiling the surprise is tricky—but it can be done" Macworld 2:26 PM
  • "Apple's new app-switching patent could spell trouble for Android"  BGR 12:49 PM
  • "Half A Billion Dollars: Why Apple's Acquisition Of Anobit Matters" Ars Technica 12:49 PM
  • "Are Apple's Best Days Behind It?"  Minyanville 11:22 AM
  • "HTC Already Working Around Apple's Smartphone Ban" The Mac Observer 10:37 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Reading is fun-duh-mental" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:01 AM
  • "Jobs's passing and fear of stalled innovation prompt Apple to enter Israel, former exec says"  BGR 9:30 AM
  • "Can the iPad Help Bring the NFL into the 21st Century?" PadGadget 9:04 AM
  • "A 3D ITV, Perhaps?" MacNews 8:59 AM
  • "LG pips Apple to voice controlled TV" The Inquirer 8:58 AM
  • "Pegatron Plant Explosion Due To Aluminum Dust?" RazorianFly 8:57 AM
  • "The iPhone Is Killing Mobile Carriers"  Yahoo! News 9:23 AM
  • "How the iPhone Zapped Carriers" [Paid Membership Required] 8:53 AM
  • "The Violence In Video Games Is Getting Disturbingly Out Of Hand" Business Insider 4:10 PM
  • "Is Verizon's 'Droid' brand losing its luster?" CNET Reviews 3:37 PM
  • "Be a Freecycle Santa" TidBITS 2:47 PM
  • "Google Working on Nexus Tablet to Compete With IPad" Forbes 1:09 PM
  • "Microsoft: Apple Was Right About Tradeshows, We're Pulling Out Of CES" Cult of Mac 1:06 PM
  • "How many Android phones have been activated?" asymco 1:04 PM
  • "Where's Our Rosie? Why We Don't Have Domestic Robots Yet" Techland 11:38 AM
  • "Pros and Cons of Bringing Your Own Device to Work" PCWorld 11:10 AM
  • "What to do if you think your brand new Kindle Fire is dead" ZDNet 11:49 AM
  • "Hands On: Amazon Kindle Fire 6.2.1 Update" PC Magazine 11:09 AM
  • "Awesome gifts for Windows geeks: My 2011 list of what a Redmond technophile wants, not just for the holidays but at any time of the year" InfoWorld 10:49 AM
  • "Galaxy Nexus rocks, but I don't recommend you buy one" ZDNet 11:48 AM
  • "Galaxy Nexus: First Android 4 smartphone triumphs -- almost" InfoWorld 10:49 AM
  • "AT&T-Verizon: The inevitable duopoly?" Fortune 10:43 AM
  • "What a Long Strange Year for the Hard Disk Drive Industry" Forbes 10:42 AM
  • "Videoconferencing: Simple, Lower-Cost Options Grow/Cisco Callway, Polycom, Vidtel, others offer easier to use videoconferencing systems." InformationWeek 10:08 AM
  • "Software Security: Fewer Vulnerabilities In 2011/There was a decline in the number of software security vulnerabilities disclosed to the public, as well as the proportion of flaws that were exploited. Is secure development paying off?" Dark Reading 10:07 AM
  • "Robotize your Netbook with Oculus kit" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Mobile devices: Five predictions for 2012" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "How to get your Ethernet-only gadgets on your home network" CNET 10:03 AM
  • "Tech's very good, sort-of bad, and oh-so ugly: Apple, Intel and RIM will stand out 2012, but for different reasons" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "Google+ Gets a Makeover: Is It Enough?" TheStreet 9:32 AM
  • "Squatterware continues to plague the Android Marketplace" Edible Apple 9:00 AM
  • "Why I love the Galaxy Nexus but can't recommend it" TechRepublic 8:47 AM
  • "Why big companies can't change" I, Cringely 8:35 AM
  • "When Apple's Siri Kills People [VIDEO] Mashable 9:58 PM
  • "If Siri starred in a cheesy horror movie, this would be its trailer" The Next Web 3:36 PM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "ultrasn0w bumped to version 1.2.5, now unlocking even more iOS 5.0.1 devices" Engadget 9:57 PM
  • "The Journal Science Unveils New 'Science Population App' for iPad Users" PRNewswire 4:27 PM
  • "UltraSn0w 1.2.5 Unlock Released For iPhone 3G/3GS and iPhone 4 Running iOS 5.0.1" iDownload Blog 4:24 PM
  • "Slap Some Instant Zazzle All Over Your iPhone Case" iPhone Savior 4:11 PM
  • "The V-Luxe iPad TV Stand Is Truly Retro Fabulous" iPhone Savior 2:22 PM
  • "Open Home Pro Helps Realtors Sell Homes Via Their iPads" TechCrunch 1:06 PM
  • "Discovr Launches New 'Movies' Finder For iOS" RazorianFly 1:05 PM
  • "Thrill as the Unstoppable Gorg twists tower defense on PC, XBLA, and iOS!!!" Ars Technica 1:04 PM
  • "Streamglider Takes On Flipboard And Pulse With Sleek Social Interest And News Reader For The iPad" TechCrunch 11:44 AM
  • "Kindle app for iOS devices gains periodical, PDF support" Ars Technica 1:04 PM
  • "iOS Kindle Update Adds Textbook Support, Kindle Magazines" The Mac Observer 11:50 AM
  • "Kindle for iOS update brings magazines, newspapers, textbooks to iPad" The Verge 10:14 AM
  • "Google Voice for iOS Opens the Party Line with Group Texts" Gizmodo 10:03 AM
  • "NAVIGON 2.0.1 offers some bug fixes, clarification on FreshMaps" Insanely Great Mac 9:58 AM
  • "Pinger Unveils Free Visual Voicemail iOS App" Cult of Mac 8:57 AM
  • "Google Voice now allows deep integration for Sprint iPhone owners" 9 to 5 Mac 8:53 AM
  • "iKeyWi Adds Customizable 5th Row Keys to iOS 5 Keyboards" iDownload Blog 8:39 AM
  • "Atlassian brings crash Reporting, issue detection to iPhone and Android apps" InfoWorld 8:35 AM
  • "Environment news on your iPhone? There's an app for that" The Guardian 8:35 AM
  • "Trulia Releases iPhone App Dedicated to Helping Real Estate Agents Meet More Clients Through Social Mobile and Location Features" Marketwire 8:35 AM
  • "Jeff Gamet, John F. Braun Talk Tablets, Macworld Expo on Mac Roundtable" The Mac Observer 8:31 AM
  • "Office HD Brings New Document Editing Tools To iPad Office Suite" prMac 2:24 PM
  • "BlinkMaster - iPad app that puts your instincts to the test" prMac 10:12 AM
  • "Dress Up Four Supermodels in New Smart Fashion App and Win" prMac 10:12 AM
  • "Defen-G Astro Releases Special Edition App Game for the Holidays" prMac 10:12 AM
  • "Richie Rich Comics Go Digital" prMac 9:58 AM
  • "Nuclear Nova released Fractal 3D for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch" prMac 9:58 AM
  • "Bah Humbug, an iPhone Action Game with a Serious Problem" prMac 9:35 AM
  • "Arcade action is more deliciously addicting than ever with Panda & Jam" prMac 9:33 AM
  • "Promotr for Flickr released today for all iOS devices" prMac 9:25 AM
  • "Fractions. Smart Pirate - Fun Educational Math Game for kids" prMac 9:25 AM
  • "Split bills, add tips, and calculate exchange rates with Globe Tipper" prMac 9:25 AM
  • "Happy Talking Santa HD App Gives iOS Users More Fun this Holiday" prMac 9:12 AM
  • "Animals vs Zombies by Bitmor, an interesting new zombie game for iPhone" prMac 9:05 AM
  • "Cinderella by BST for iPhone - 49 HD Animated Pages in Watercolors" prMac 8:24 AM
  • "This Day in Bob Dylan new iPhone app" prMac 8:24 AM
  • "Retro-Fi 1.0 for iOS: Transform Music By Adding Vintage AM Radio Effects" prMac 8:24 AM
  • "Magnetic Billiards Is For Life - Not Just For Christmas" prMac 8:24 AM
  • "Version 2.0 Of King's Orders: Savages - Chapter One Hits The App Store" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "The Birth of Jesus and The 10 Commandments - Two New Apps for Christmas" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Twigsbury releases Santa's Coloring Book 1.0 for iPad" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Vora Labs releases iScheduling 1.0 for iOS" prMac 8:23 AM
  • " releases The Card Studio 2.0 for iOS - Best Card Making App" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Tillie's Time Shop - A New Educational App from My Turn Mobile" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Meme Kart - An Old-School Kart Racer Launches on the App Store" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Reach the Next Level of Fun with Mahjongg Platinum Evolution Edition" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Litsoft Brings Printed Crossword Experience to iPad with Across Lite" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Alien Buddies Educational App on Sale to Benefit Special Needs Children" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "RV AppStudios Releases Extreme Car Parking An Addicting iPhone Game" prMac 8:23 AM
  • "Fishington Studios releases Draw Pad Pro-Notebook and Sketching App" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "TappyTaps Released Baby Monitor & Alarm 2.5: Check Your Baby with iPhone" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "1-Click Flashlight Going Free for 1 Week to Celebrate 400k Downloads" prMac 8:22 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft, Nokia Flirted With RIM: Microsoft Corp. and Nokia Corp. in recent months flirted with the idea of making a joint bid for Research In Motion Ltd., according to people familiar with the matter." [Paid Membership Required] 9:37 AM
  • "ITC judge: Motorola Mobility infringed Microsoft patent" BBC 10:14 AM
  • "Motorola found to infringe Microsoft phone patent" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Wins Patent Claim Against Motorola: International Trade Commission, however, rejects several other patent claims that Microsoft filed against Motorola." InformationWeek 10:47 AM
  • "Microsoft's Patent Victory Over Motorola Mobility a Small One" eWeek 10:36 AM
  • "Motorola Mobility, Microsoft pleased by ITC ruling" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "Microsoft Preps To Get Paid For Skype, Stock Worth $32" Forbes 9:46 AM
  • "Windows 8 may prompt malware attacks on hardware, McAfee predicts: New operating system security features will force attackers to seek weaknesses elsewhere" Network World 11:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Pulling Out of CES After Upcoming Show" AllThingsD 12:03 PM
  • "Microsoft says 2012 CES tech show will be its last" Associated Press 12:04 PM
  • "Microsoft: No Consumer Electronics Show for us in 2013" ZDNet 11:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Says No More Keynotes At Consumer Show" WSJ Blogs 12:03 PM
  • "Microsoft says goodbye to Ciao, sells online shopping guide to" TechCrunch 11:29 AM
  • "Oracle CEO glosses over poor quarter by lashing out at competitors" ZDNet 11:49 AM
  • "Oracle shares sink on grim sales figures" CNNMoney 11:57 AM
  • "Oracle falls as slow tech spending hurts business" Reuters 9:46 AM
  • "HP and EMC warn of hard-disk price rises" ZDNet UK 11:50 AM
  • "Dell: Cowen Cuts Q4 View On Tablet Incursion" Barron's 3:23 PM
  • "IBM announces tech deals with five African banks" Computerworld 10:30 AM
  • "Intel shows off smartphones, tablets running 'Medfield' chips" CNET News 12:06 PM
  • "Intel's First Android Smartphone Plays Blu-ray Quality Video Without Breaking a Sweat" Gizmodo 9:55 PM
  • "Intel to Detail Its Phone Plans at CES Next Month" AllThingsD 3:24 PM
  • "Overclocker's Delight: AMD Refreshes Desktop, Notebook Processors" Forbes 9:45 AM
  • "AMD A-Series refresh adds support for overclocking" V3 11:40 AM
  • "Security minefield: 'Bring your own device' will bedevil IT security in 2012/Mobile devices are growing as malware targets" Network World 11:16 AM
  • "Look, touch and feel: How your mobile interface will morph in 2012/Touch, waving, voice all to become more prevalent mobile user interfaces" Network World 11:12 AM
  • "Micron Has Second Consecutive Loss on Falling Memory-Chip Prices" Bloomberg 4:16 PM
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Apple News
  • "Apple Should Trade $607: Gene Munster" CNBC 9:53 PM
  • "6 Reasons Apple Won't Rally in 2012: Everyone seems to love Apple here. That's a problem." The Motley Fool 9:30 AM
  • "Apple Paying a Dividend? 7 Profitable High-Yield Companies" The Motley Fool 3:36 PM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks make late recovery; Nasdaq lags: Oracle shares tumble 12% after earnings disappoint" MarketWatch 8:37 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed as Big Tech Names Drop" CNBC 3:23 PM
  • "Nasdaq Pummeled, But S&P Edges Higher" FOXBusiness 3:10 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed on Trailing Tech: Stocks failed to recover from the day's losses by the close Wednesday as tech weakness kept the Nasdaq in negative territory." TheStreet 4:22 PM
  • "Stocks in U.S. Advance as Utilities, Banks Outweigh Technology-Led Decline" Bloomberg 8:38 PM
  • "Nasdaq falls 1% but Dow and S&P inch higher" CNNMoney 4:22 PM
  • "Oracle sinks Nasdaq; Dow, S&P hold firm" Reuters 4:23 PM
  • "Stocks Turn Positive: U.S. stocks battled back from intraday losses Wednesday to add to the previous day's powerful gains as investors scrutinized a new European lending facility for euro-zone banks and shrugged off some earnings disappointments." [Paid Membership Required] 4:23 PM
  • "Stocks: Reality check for markets" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "U.K. stocks finish lower; bank stocks climb: Lloyds up 5.6%, topping FTSE 100" MarketWatch 12:00 PM
  • "Asian Shares Climb" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Asia Stocks Rise Second Day on U.S. Data, China Industry Support" Bloomberg 11:43 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia markets drift lower in early trading" MarketWatch 8:38 PM
  • "European Stocks End Lower" [Paid Membership Required] 11:55 AM
  • "Europe Stocks Drop as ECB Loans Fail to Ease Debt-Crisis Concern" Bloomberg 11:43 AM
  • "Europe Markets: ECB funding boost short-lived in Europe/SAP down after disappointing results from Oracle" MarketWatch 11:55 AM
  • "World stocks, euro off as ECB boost fades" Reuters 9:54 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:39 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 3:22 PM
  • "Street sees tough road for Oracle, software: Sector hit as database giant reports disappointing results" MarketWatch 12:00 PM
  • "Oracle's Lousy Quarter Takes Many Other Stocks Down" AllThingsD 9:47 AM
  • "Oracle's Weak Quarter Triggers Enterprise IT Sell-Off" Forbes 9:48 AM

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