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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, December 23, 2011
 

 

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Tuesday Highlights: Apple provides statement to Business Insider defending tax arrangement with government of Ireland in midst of probe by the European Commission which believes (21-page PDF) deal between country and Apple broke rules — more in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections; it is official! Apple announces availability of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China beginning October 17; Apple Gazette explains Shellshock and how you can protect your Mac from it; the new Apple Watch featured at event by Colette's fashion boutique in Paris; Macworld's Michael Simon argues that this signals the new watch from Apple "is about more than technology: it's fashion"; Germany's flagship Computer Bild magazine facing boycott from Apple (no pre-release devices, etc.) over bendgate video, mag posts open letter to Tim Cook in response; G for Games cites China report Apple Watch is going into mass production in January, and Quanta will be the sole supplier, more in Hardware/Software; Apple receives grants to 34 patents today, including an interactive holographic touchscreen display; AnandTech finds the iPhone 6 Plus the best phablet on the market, also reviews the smaller iPhone 6.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple vs. Android: A grueling patent war of attrition/HTC was forced to drop one feature. Motorola may have to drop another. More to come."  Fortune 7:54 AM
  • "No winner in Android v iPhone 2011 marathon" The Register 10:48 AM
  • "The year in review: Apple loses an icon" V3 11:43 AM
  • "Maybe Apple's Newsstand Really Was a Present for Publishers"  AllThingsD 7:57 AM
  • "This is why Apple's iPad rules the tablet market"  Computerworld 9:31 AM
  • "iPad Usage Patterns On-the-Go and at Work" ["Although satisfaction scores were slightly lower than those from our first survey, respondents are still very satisfied with their iPads. The small change in satisfaction may have been affected by owners of the original iPad. These owners may have had a longer duration to interact with their device, allowing them discover more issues."] Software Usability Research Laboratory 12:35 PM
  • "Real World iPad Usage Patterns At Home, On-the-Go And At Work – 84 Percent Satisfied" MacPrices 12:36 PM
  • "Apple Has More Online Shoppers Than Walmart: Tech Maker's Traffic Trumps That of World's Largest Retailer in November" Advertising Age 10:01 AM
  • "Apple's web traffic rivals New York Times, bests eBay, Walmart"  AppleInsider 9:22 AM
  • "Apple Had More Web Traffic Than Wal-Mart in November" AllThingsD 10:04 AM
  • "10 ways Steve Jobs changed the world: There may never be another chief executive like him. Apple's former CEO and co-founder transformed the world's relationship with technology: forever." [Slideshow] Fortune 8:01 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple details iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match international availability" GigaOM 8:12 AM
  • "Apple confirms iTunes Match availability in 17 countries" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Apple officially details international availability of iTunes Match and iTunes in the Cloud" 9 to 5 Mac 8:13 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Q&A: Trouble-Shooting Browser Problems with PDF Files" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:17 AM
  • "Yesterday I tried to quit Safari 5.1. It did not quit. When I looked under File, Quit was grayed out. Restart and Shut Down were locked out by Safari. So I had to perform a cold shut down and restart to restore Safari back to normal. How did this happen? Don't know yet. Any other similar experiences?" MacInTouch 10:59 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Review: My New Mac, Lion Edition" [Book Review] Apple Gazette 11:01 AM
  • "Tired Of The Mac's Dock? Try A Tab Launcher Instead" Mac 360 7:25 AM
  • "Photo Stream and Multiple iPhoto Libraries" TidBITS 1:40 PM
  • "11 Easy Ways To Use Instagram On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:25 AM
  • "iChat Matte Mod for OS X Lion Removes Glossy Bubble Text Blocks from iChat" OS X Daily 8:22 AM
  • "How to Set File Permissions in Mac OS X" Macinstruct 8:48 AM
  • "Fix a Finder glitch when updating apps by drag and drop" Mac OS X Hints 10:07 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Add & Remove Applications From The Dock" MacTrast 8:10 AM
Op/Ed
  • "I recently logged into my MobileMe account and was told I had to change my password for 'security reasons'. This was odd as I'd typed my password correctly this time and the past 8 years or so. I emailed Apple (Express Lane) and was told I had to change it. Reluctantly I did and realised that Apple now require a capital letter and a number (mine was lowercase letters and numbers). I felt I was being forced into changing, changed it, kicked the cat and thought no more about it." MacInTouch 10:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "LogMeIn App Set Free and Adds Pro Upgrade" TidBITS 1:40 PM
  • "Are You Using Firefox 9.0? If So, Get the Updated Version 9.01" OStatic 11:00 AM
  • "Tipard Released Mac iPhone Transfer Platinum: A Christmas Gift for Mac Users" PRNewswire 10:19 AM
  • "Password Protect Your Notes with Memo for Mac" Lifehacker 8:37 AM
  • "RB Package Maker Studio 2.5 for OS X - Tools for Real Studio Developers" prMac 7:41 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Remains of the Day: The future is hazy" Macworld 9:15 PM
  • "Apple's TV spots featuring Santa Claus using his iPhone's Siri is named the No.1 holiday ad for 2011" New York Daily News 4:11 PM
  • "Apple's Santa TV spot deemed best ad of holiday season" AppleInsider 7:06 PM
  • "Technology predictions for 2012: The birth of Apple TV and failure of Google+ are among the technology team's predictions for 2012" Telegraph 7:56 AM
  • "Hackers intercept iPhone crash Reports" GMA News 7:50 AM
  • "Study: Apple's iPhone, iPad account for 90 percent of mobile purchases" GigaOM 10:48 AM
  • "Apple's iPad still beating Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet in sales" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:43 AM
  • "Apple Flexes Bargaining Power With Carriers For Fat iPhone Margins" Forbes 10:40 AM
  • "Apple iPad and ebook readers again define the year on The Mobile Gadgeteer" ZDNet 7:51 AM
  • "Sejm wants to buy 500 tablets. The savings: Seimas closed the tender for the purchase of tablets for Members. Poland is one of the first countries in Europe, where the iPad will be the official instrument of lawmaking." Google Polish-to-English: wyborcza 10:03 AM
  • "Video: Steve Jobs on TV's go-to-market problem/He laid out the reasons NOT to build an Apple television at All Things D in 2010" Fortune 10:18 AM
  • "Peek Into Store's Wi-Fi Network Finds 335 Devices" ifoAppleStore 8:11 AM
  • "Arcade emulator MAME slips under Apple radar" The Register 8:02 AM
  • "Lost iPhone? iMessages might be sent to new 'owner'" CBS 10:18 AM
  • "Every 60 seconds: Apple sells 925 iPhones, 2 million people watch online porn, more" BGR 10:17 AM
  • "iPhone Case Gift Guide: A Case to Suit Any Personality" [Slideshow] Techland 8:19 AM
  • "NORAD brings Santa -- and elf tossing -- to iPads, iPhones, Android devices" Network World 11:06 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "GoDaddy Drops SOPA Support, But Not As Such" TidBITS 3:23 PM
  • "Vietnam store makes Christmas tree from cellphones" Associated Press 11:16 AM
  • "The CIO's lament: 20-something techies who quit after 1 year/Harry Fox Agency's IT chief discusses how hard it is to retain younger IT professionals, especially Java programmers" Network World 11:04 AM
  • "Razer Delays Gaming Laptop -- But Sweetens Release" PCWorld 11:02 AM
  • "No Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy S And Galaxy Tab, Says Samsung" TechCrunch 11:25 AM
  • "Republic Wireless Scraps Data Restrictions" PCWorld 11:02 AM
  • "RIM Counters Charge of 'Lying' About BlackBerry 10 Delay" PC Magazine 11:00 AM
  • "Insurance Against Cyber Attacks Expected to Boom" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:45 AM
  • "Facebook fails to deliver on 'social shopping' this holiday season" Financial Times [Free Registration Required] 10:44 AM
  • "With Home Entertainment Sales Spiraling Downward, Movie Studios Turn to UltraViolet" Forbes 10:39 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi £16 computer project nears lift-off" ZDNet UK 11:43 AM
  • "Bare bones Raspberry Pi PC gets ready to launch" BBC 10:07 AM
  • "In Japan, seat sensors that can recognize you" CNET News 9:54 AM
  • "AU Optronics taps display chief Peng president" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "Say goodbye to Google's App Inventor: Google has reminded its users that the flagship platform to allow anyone to create an Android app will permanently shut down at the end of the year." TG Daily 11:29 AM
  • "Here Comes Google's Christmas (Er, Holiday) Greetings" AllThingsD 9:41 AM
  • "Retailers Try to Thwart Price Apps" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:36 AM
  • "Face.com: Facial recognition for the masses" CNNMoney 9:31 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Gene Steinberg meets cutting-edge commentator Daniel Eran Dilger and Laptop magazine's Avram Piltch this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 1:40 PM
  • "Selena Gomez talks tech with TUAW" TUAW 10:08 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Talk of the Day -- iPad3 to be launched on Steve Jobs' birthday?" Focus Taiwan 12:49 PM
  • "Report claims Asian suppliers scramble to meet special iPad 3 launch date: Jobs' Feb. 24 birthday anniversary" 9 to 5 Mac 11:57 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple Aiming For iPad 3 Release Date Of February 24th 2012" Apple Bitch 12:32 PM
  • "Report: Apple Launching iPad 3 on Steve Jobs's Birthday" PC Magazine 4:13 PM
  • "Storage talk of 2011: Apple takes control/Though not a storage vendor, Apple had arguably the biggest influence on consumer-grade storage products during 2011." CNET News 10:05 AM
  • "iMessages going to stolen iPhones? There may be a fix in the works" Ars Technica 8:13 AM
  • "Revamped iPhone 5 in Mid-2012, iPad 3 But No 'Mini' Tablet Next Year, Analyst Says" ITProPortal 7:51 AM
  • "2012 iPad Roadmap: Don't Expect a 7-Incher" AllThingsD 9:58 AM
  • "Apple Set to Disappoint Those Hoping for a 7-Inch iPad in 2012" Minyanville 11:43 AM
  • "Apple viewed as unlikely to launch 7-inch iPad in 2012" AppleInsider 10:18 AM
  • "This is What a 7.85-Inch iPad Looks and Feels Like"  MacRumors 8:39 AM
  • "Apple is Granted 12 Design Patents in China and More" Patently Apple 8:59 AM
  • "Apple Posits Fuel-Cell Powered Laptops" Techland 9:16 AM
  • "Apple files patent for long-life fuel cell" CNET News 8:02 AM
  • "Apple is researching fuel cell powered computers" ExtremeTech 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Files Patents for Fuel Cell Computers" NewsFactor 9:00 PM
  • "Apple Share of Ultrabooks to Shrink, Time Machine Glitch When Restoring to New Drive, and More" Low End Mac 4:13 PM
  • "Anti-Piracy Legislation Could Wreck the Internet, AppleCare a Bad Choice, Ivy Bridge Prices, and More" Low End Mac 4:18 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Defen-G Astro For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:01 AM
  • "Blockado Desert For iPhone Is Free This Week (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:01 AM
  • "Office Riot For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:01 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 33 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:22 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:50 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:50 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 8:50 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Stylish Rocstor Eagleroc E9 hard drive is a speedy USB performer" Macworld 8:10 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Find My Friends Review: Location-sharing social networking app is handy and surprisingly fun (friends not included)" Macworld 8:10 AM
  • "Hands on: five podcast apps that improve on iOS functionality" Ars Technica 12:40 PM
  • "Scribe, an iPad Text Editor With HTML, Markdown" Wired 10:21 AM
  • "Wish you Were Here: Postcards on the Run, for the iPhone" eXtensions 7:25 AM
  • "NCInstaCall For iPhone Lets You Make Phone Calls Directly From Notification Center" Redmond Pie 8:22 AM
  • "'Home Sheep Home 2' Review - More Teamwork Puzzling Starring Your Ovine Friends" Touch Arcade 10:07 AM
  • "Consume Review: Consume is your one stop shop for all your accounts and clubs, be they phone, broadband, shopping cards or gaming. Monitor everything with ease, from just one app." 148Apps 4:13 PM
  • "MEGA MAN X Review: The latest game in the classic Mega Man series of action platformers finally makes its way to the iOS platform." 148Apps 10:07 AM
  • "Jurassic Park: Episode 2 Takes A Bite Out Of iPad 2" 148Apps 9:33 AM
  • "M.U.S.E. Review: M.U.S.E. is a third-person shooter with cover elements and arcade-style high scoring." 148Apps 9:16 AM
  • "Area 51 Defense Review: Area 51 Defense might feel like Epic War TD with a new (ish) coat of paint at times, but it can still hold its own... right?" 148Apps 12:40 PM
  • "Word Lubbers Review: A challenging but fun pirate themed word game." 148Apps 11:07 AM
  • "Tweens HD Review: Connect colored pigs in this fast-paced, addictive puzzle game." 148Apps 8:11 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to arrange your iPhone home screen to get things done" Macgasm 4:07 PM
  • "How To Recalibrate iPhone Home Button To Make It More Responsive" Redmond Pie 10:10 AM
Tips
  • "Don't Lose Your iPhone to Holiday Distraction" PC Magazine 10:47 AM
  • "Mass delete photos from iPhone's Camera Roll" Mac OS X Hints 10:07 AM
  • "Unwrapping a New Mac: Simple Tips Everyone Needs to Know" Cult of Mac 9:16 AM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Where's the OnLive App?" TUAW 8:37 AM
  • "Choosing a smartphone? Consider the OS" ZDNet UK 8:02 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "iOS, Android reach 55% penetration with US installed base of 109M" AppleInsider 9:15 PM
  • "iOS dominates mobile shopping with 92% of market" AppleInsider 9:07 PM
  • "Steve Jobs riffs on the Library of Congress, education and 'bicycle for our mind" FairerPlatform 7:34 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Rendered on an Apple IIC (Video)" MacTrast 4:07 PM
  • "Apple at the retail crossroads: Question now is about growth in the store business" MarketWatch 4:07 PM
  • "Here's Why The Apple TV Might Be Awesome And Google TV Will Continue To Suck..." Business Insider 12:40 PM
  • "An Insider's Look At iPhone Apps To Watch in 2012" Business Insider 10:45 AM
  • "Mozilla Firefox, Apple: Hot Trends" [Video Report] TheStreet 10:23 AM
  • "Did Smartphones kill the Point-and-Shoot?" PCWorld 10:08 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: The ghost of Apple future" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:08 AM
  • "Nintendo, I love you – but it's time to switch to iOS"  The Next Web 8:30 AM
  • "How U.S. Carriers Fool You Into Thinking Your iPhone 4S Is Unlocked" The Motley Fool 8:23 AM
Non-Apple
  • "Louis CK makes million, gives it away" Tech.Blorge 7:09 PM
  • "Programming resources for kids 101" ZDNet 11:42 AM
  • "No real surprise, Samsung not upgrading Galaxy S to Ice Cream Sandwich" ZDNet 11:42 AM
  • "Dropbox 2.0: Still the best choice for students?" ZDNet 11:41 AM
  • "Last Minute Geek Gift Ideas" Wired 11:40 AM
  • "Top 10 tech shocks of 2011" V3 11:35 AM
  • "At CES, Everyone's a Keynoter" Techland 11:33 AM
  • "Make room, internet, there's another 5 million domains to fit in: .com and .de top the charts in Q3 figures" The Register 11:31 AM
  • "Cheating Spreads Like Infections In Online Mulitplayer Games: If you have friends who cheat, you are more likely to become a cheater, according to computer scientists who say this can be used to label you as a potential cheater" Technology Review 11:26 AM
  • "Have a White Christmas With Google Maps, YouTube" PC Magazine 11:01 AM
  • "Best gameplay of 2011" [Video Report] MSNBC 10:55 AM
  • "10 nightmares traveling with tech -- and how to prevent them" InfoWorld 10:46 AM
  • "Mozilla's 3 bold bets to keep the Web open: Google's latest agreement with Mozilla will ironically fund three new areas of competition between Google and Mozilla" InfoWorld 10:46 AM
  • "Why Deus Ex: Human Revolution is My Game of the Year" Forbes 10:40 AM
  • "BlackBerry Bold 9900: The swan song of a standard/The last BlackBerry using the historic OS adds touch, but otherwise is the BlackBerry you've long known and perhaps loved" InfoWorld 10:15 AM
  • "Holiday Fun With Personal Collaboration: Use your free time to explore new consumer-driven products--and maybe pick up some valuable IT skills." InformationWeek 9:57 AM
  • "Is Yahoo Finally Coming Back To Its Long-Lost Senses?" Forbes 9:49 AM
  • "5 reasons to be optimistic about technology innovation in the year ahead" ZDNet 10:23 AM
  • "Dear Google: Please, Please, Please Invest More Money In Google Apps..." Business Insider 8:20 AM
  • "FAQ: So What's Up With These 'White Spaces,' Anyway?" AllThingsD 7:57 AM
Humor/Cartoons
  • "If Car Companies Were Run Like Tech Companies ..." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:29 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Lingibli Makes A Language Learning Lab Out Of Your House" prMac 7:10 PM
  • "I Can't Wait To Play Some Angry Dodgeball" iPhone Savior 7:02 PM
  • "This MacBook Case Doubles As A Portable Desk" iPhone Savior 6:55 PM
  • "An App to Make Those Holiday Videos Better" Wired 11:43 AM
  • "Bad Robot Brings Hollywood Visual Effects To The Palm of Your Hand" App Advice 11:07 AM
  • "Tough Optrix Case Turns iPhone Into Sports Camera" Wired 10:21 AM
  • "Air Dictate turns Siri into your Mac personal secretary" The Verge 10:18 AM
  • "The 10 Best iOS Games of 2011" Mashable 10:04 AM
  • "Use Your iPhone to Open Beer Bottles With Opena Case" iDownload Blog 8:11 AM
  • "Six exciting new children's BookApps by Touchoo - to warm up the season" prMac 11:05 AM
  • "Appsonite: Takes Voice Input To A New Level In Apilotsquest iPhone Game" prMac 4:05 PM
  • "Learning how to count is a straight-up party with Number Fiesta for iOS" prMac 10:44 AM
  • "Your life is unique: Record it uniquely with My Video Diary for iOS" prMac 8:59 AM
  • "New Aesop's Fables Audio Storybook iPhone/iPad App For Kids" prMac 8:59 AM
  • "NIWO Software Releases NIWO Postmark API - A Set of Realbasic Classes" prMac 8:59 AM
  • "Newly Re-Imagineered - Disney at Work: Magic Kingdom" prMac 8:59 AM
  • "Dolly Drive Launches Family Plan for multi-Mac Online Backup" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Student Releases Electrode - Physics-Based Game for iPhone/iPod touch" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "OmNom Apps Releases Anagram Twist: Classic Jumbling and Unscrambling Fun" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "MaCai Software Announces Trends and Tycoons for iPad, iPhone, and iPod" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Keep a Diary of your Life's Journey with MyiStory for iOS" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Super Swap! Puzzle Game Explodes Into the Mac App Store" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "New iBook: Buffalo Airways - Diamonds, DC-3s and Buffalo Joe McBryan" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "A Gift That Can Last A Lifetime - Life Inventory for Apple Devices" prMac 7:41 AM
  • "Pinky the Star for iOS - New Motivational eBook For Young Girls" prMac 7:41 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Intel's Dimmer PC View Darkens Outlook For Dell, H-P" Forbes 10:39 AM
  • "HP Plugs Security Hole With LaserJet Firmware Update, Says No Record Of Printers Set Ablaze By Hackers" TechCrunch 11:26 AM
  • "HP firmware to 'mitigate' LaserJet vulnerability" CNET News 2:23 PM
  • "Nokia, Skype, ARM: Microsoft's big year in review/Why 2011 is critical for 2012 at Redmond" The Register 11:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Cleaning Up on Patent Licensing Fees" TheStreet 11:55 AM
  • "Windows 8 picture security just a toy, claims RSA SecurID inventor: Photo unlock tool is not secure according to expert" Network World 11:27 AM
  • "No fix yet for mass Xbox Live error" TG Daily 11:28 AM
  • "Oracle, Salesforce Lead CRM Applications Market in 2011: IDC" eWeek 10:24 AM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices' New Fusion Processors Are Gaining Ground" Morningstar 9:44 AM
  • "Intel's smartphone guru angles for smooth landing" Reuters 2:19 PM
  • "Cloud Computing Still Faces Obstacles to Adoption" eWeek 10:24 AM
  • "CES 2012: What to expect" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 9:42 AM
  • "Can you keep your IT staff in 2012? As IT hiring rises, CIOs will find it harder to replace retiring Baby Boomers and retain 20-somethings" Network World 11:04 AM
  • "Ahead in 2012: Higher salaries, weaker demand/Commentary: Tech companies face rising costs for skilled workers" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "Big Data, analytics get even bigger, hotter in 2012" IDG News Service 11:05 AM
  • "For 2012, Power-efficient Servers Could Get a Shot in the ARM" IDG News Service 11:02 AM
  • "Tablets: Barclays Cuts PC Numbers on Amazon Success" Barron's 9:45 AM
  • "For PCs, Will 2012 Be The Year Without Growth?" Forbes 9:46 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple: Back at $400; But the Battle With Exxon Continues" WSJ Blogs 2:20 PM
  • "Apple above $400" Forbes 12:39 PM
  • "Will Apple Start Paying a Dividend in 2012?" CNBC 12:40 PM
  • "20 Stocks Insiders And Hedge Funds Love The Most" Seeking Alpha 10:10 AM
  • "Apple, a perennial hedge-fund favorite, now held by 125 firms" Fortune 10:10 AM
  • "Apple: An Options Strategy Surrounding Earnings" Seeking Alpha 10:44 AM
  • "Will Apple Start Paying a Dividend in 2012?" CNBC 4:13 PM
Industry News
  • "Rambus' gains lead mild day for tech stocks" MarketWatch 4:14 PM
  • "U.S. stock rally lifts S&P 500 into black for 2011: Wall Street sentiment boosted as Congress passes tax-cut extension" MarketWatch 2:10 PM
  • "Stocks Rise, Erasing S&P 500's Decline for 2011" Bloomberg 11:45 AM
  • "Stocks End Higher on Christmas Surge" TheStreet 4:15 PM
  • "Dow, S&P swing into positive territory for 2011" CNNMoney 4:15 PM
  • "Stocks Extend Quiet Pre-Christmas Rally" Forbes 10:41 AM
  • "S&P 500 Back to a Gain for 2011" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:35 AM
  • "Canadian stocks up ahead of long weekend" MarketWatch 11:52 AM
  • "Asian Shares Rise: Asian markets rebounded Friday after fresh data painted an improving U.S. economic picture, and China's stocks rose for the first time this week." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:35 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Rise as U.S. Data Overshadow Europe Debt Concern" Bloomberg 11:37 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia markets rebound after U.S. gains" MarketWatch 9:36 AM
  • "Europe Stocks Rise: European stocks closed higher in thin pre-Christmas trade, helped by energy and drug stocks." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:16 PM
  • "European Stocks Rise as U.S. Data Offsets Debt-Crisis Concern" Bloomberg 11:38 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks log gains ahead of holidays/Oil prices gain, lifting shares of BP in London and Total in Paris" MarketWatch 11:47 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:18 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:18 PM
  • "Semis: Wells Sees Bright Spots Amidst the Gloom" Barron's 11:53 AM
  • "Picks and Pans in Semiconductors for 2012: Broadcom, EZchip and others are favored in the new year." Barron's 2:16 PM
  • "10 Tech Dividend Stocks With Impressive Profitability" Seeking Alpha 11:55 AM
  • "Best Ideas 2012: Gilder Is Gaga For Holy Land Tech Stocks" Forbes 2:19 PM

 
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Bomb Squad: Type 11 Errors
Chief Scientists: I. Asimov, S. Hawking
Road Crew: R. Petty, J. Cooper
Mechanics: Tom and Ray
Fishing Crew: A. Lindner, D. Stange, K. VanDam
Head Chef: Mom
Head Travel Guru: D. Pearson
Mascots: Cyberdog, Clarus the Dogcow
General Counsel: #%@*$$$$!

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