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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, December 25, 2011
 

 

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Weekend Highlights: Over at The Telegraph, Roy Williams believes Apple should tap into the tremendous R&D talent in the UK; Computerworld's Mike Elgan highlights three groups who can't wait for the Apple Watch, developers, accessory makers, and market analysts; Will Apple play Christmas spoiler for retailers as consumers opt for expensive iPhone 6 models?; you may have noticed Apps in the App Store are no longer "Free" but instead say "Get", Philip Elmer-DeWitt explains; Jonny Evans dives in to the Apple Pay pool and how users of the service spend big; is Apple's thermonuclear war on Android over? It might be suggests Jeff John Roberts at Gigaom, in light of court filings; Apple updates iWork for iCloud with more languages, fonts, easy file renaming — more in our OS X section; Ted Landau discusses bug causing Yosemite to rename shared computers; Dennis Sellers reviews WALTR, an OS X app letting you copy files to your iDevice w/o iTunes; iPhone 6 outselling iPhone 6 Plus was 6:1, now down to 3:1; current "Apple suppliers say GT Advanced promised too much"; Gorilla Glass 4 very tough; more dangers in Masque malware as legit apps have been infiltrated; iPhone 6 Plus shipping times down, in stock in more places ahead of holidays; TechCrunch has a pic of a 24k gold iPad Air 2; John Stewart received a surprising call from Steve Jobs after the comedian skewered Apple on his show; is the future of homework to be found in video games!?; and could games receive new ratings for sexism?; Walt Mossberg's Re/code blog kills comments.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "New book celebrates maker of Mac's iconic icons" CNET News 8:14 AM
  • "Happy Mac icon - Susan Kare" CNET News 8:15 AM
  • "Looking for a reason to love the iPad/Trying out Apple's tablet computer yields indifference to the popular device. Among its biggest drawbacks: poor screen resolution, the lack of a keyboard and the company's totalitarian approach to its App Store." Los Angeles Times 7:46 AM
  • "Procrastinator's Gift Guide to iOS Apps" PCWorld 7:54 AM
  • "Future, past collide over Miami Beach Apple store's next move/Read more here: http://ww" Miami Herald 9:39 PM
  • "Apple picks up legal win, a chip company, and a Grammy" CNET News 12/24
  • "iOS users rule mobile shopping, spend 19% more than Androids" Electronista 12/24
  • "iOS Dominates 92% of Mobile Shopping Market" MacTrast 12/24
  • "China Makes Almost Nothing Out of Apple's iPads and iPhones" Forbes 12/24
  • "Android, iOS Squeezing Out Blackberry, Windows Phone" eWeek 12/24
OS X
News
  • "Apple details iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match international availability" GigaOM 12/23
  • "Apple confirms iTunes Match availability in 17 countries" ZDNet 12/23
  • "Apple officially details international availability of iTunes Match and iTunes in the Cloud" 9 to 5 Mac 12/23
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Mac Tip: Delete Vs Backspace" MacTrast 12/24
  • "Q&A: Trouble-Shooting Browser Problems with PDF Files" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/23
  • "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 12/23
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Tracking Santa's Christmas flight on Mac and iPhone" TechnologyTell 12/24
  • "Review: My New Mac, Lion Edition" [Book Review] Apple Gazette 12/23
  • "Tired Of The Mac's Dock? Try A Tab Launcher Instead" Mac 360 12/23
  • "Photo Stream and Multiple iPhoto Libraries" TidBITS 12/23
  • "11 Easy Ways To Use Instagram On Your Mac" Mac 360 12/23
  • "iChat Matte Mod for OS X Lion Removes Glossy Bubble Text Blocks from iChat" OS X Daily 12/23
  • "How to Set File Permissions in Mac OS X" Macinstruct 12/23
  • "Fix a Finder glitch when updating apps by drag and drop" Mac OS X Hints 12/23
  • "Mac Tip: Add & Remove Applications From The Dock" MacTrast 12/23
Op/Ed
  • "Why Hasn't Safari Skyrocketed Like Chrome Has?"  TechCrunch 12/24
  • "Why it's impossible to build a digital recipe library" GigaOM 12/24
  • "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 12/23
Press Releases
  • "LogMeIn App Set Free and Adds Pro Upgrade" TidBITS 12/23
  • "Are You Using Firefox 9.0? If So, Get the Updated Version 9.01" OStatic 12/23
  • "Tipard Released Mac iPhone Transfer Platinum: A Christmas Gift for Mac Users" PRNewswire 12/23
  • "Password Protect Your Notes with Memo for Mac" Lifehacker 12/23
  • "RB Package Maker Studio 2.5 for OS X - Tools for Real Studio Developers" prMac 12/23
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Political Turmoil Over Expansion Store Proposal" ifoAppleStore 9:40 PM
  • "Reg review of 2011: Jobs, floaters and 90,000 tons of radioactive water" The Register 12/24
  • "Apple's Grand Central public toilet distortion field" Fortune 12/24
  • "iMAME app gets pulled from iTunes app store" Engadget 12/24
  • "iMame arcade emulator yanked from the App Store" TiPb 12/24
  • "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 12/23
  • "Apple's Santa TV spot deemed best ad of holiday season" AppleInsider 12/23
  • "Technology predictions for 2012: The birth of Apple TV and failure of Google+ are among the technology team's predictions for 2012" Telegraph 12/23
  • "Hackers intercept iPhone crash Reports" GMA News 12/23
  • "Study: Apple's iPhone, iPad account for 90 percent of mobile purchases" GigaOM 12/23
  • "Apple's iPad still beating Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet in sales" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12/23
  • "Apple Flexes Bargaining Power With Carriers For Fat iPhone Margins" Forbes 12/23
  • "Apple iPad and ebook readers again define the year on The Mobile Gadgeteer" ZDNet 12/23
  • "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 12/23
  • "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 12/23
  • "Peek Into Store's Wi-Fi Network Finds 335 Devices" ifoAppleStore 12/23
  • "Arcade emulator MAME slips under Apple radar" The Register 12/23
  • "Lost iPhone? iMessages might be sent to new 'owner'" CBS 12/23
  • "Every 60 seconds: Apple sells 925 iPhones, 2 million people watch online porn, more" BGR 12/23
  • "iPhone Case Gift Guide: A Case to Suit Any Personality" [Slideshow] Techland 12/23
  • "NORAD brings Santa -- and elf tossing -- to iPads, iPhones, Android devices" Network World 12/23
Non-Apple News
  • "GoDaddy Drops SOPA Support, But Not As Such" TidBITS 12/23
  • "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 12/23
  • "Razer Delays Gaming Laptop -- But Sweetens Release" PCWorld 12/23
  • "No Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy S And Galaxy Tab, Says Samsung" TechCrunch 12/23
  • "Republic Wireless Scraps Data Restrictions" PCWorld 12/23
  • "RIM Counters Charge of 'Lying' About BlackBerry 10 Delay" PC Magazine 12/23
  • "Insurance Against Cyber Attacks Expected to Boom" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/23
  • "Facebook fails to deliver on 'social shopping' this holiday season" Financial Times [Free Registration Required] 12/23
  • "With Home Entertainment Sales Spiraling Downward, Movie Studios Turn to UltraViolet" Forbes 12/23
  • "Raspberry Pi £16 computer project nears lift-off" ZDNet UK 12/23
  • "Bare bones Raspberry Pi PC gets ready to launch" BBC 12/23
  • "In Japan, seat sensors that can recognize you" CNET News 12/23
  • "AU Optronics taps display chief Peng president" MarketWatch 12/23
  • "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 12/23
  • "Here Comes Google's Christmas (Er, Holiday) Greetings" AllThingsD 12/23
  • "Retailers Try to Thwart Price Apps" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/23
  • "Face.com: Facial recognition for the masses" CNNMoney 12/23
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Gear Guide: Products we'd like to see" Macworld 12/24
  • "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 12/23
  • "Selena Gomez talks tech with TUAW" TUAW 12/23
Hardware/Software
  • "Iphone Maker Foxconn's Entry Into Solar May Cut Industry Margins" Bloomberg 12/24
  • "Talk of the Day -- iPad3 to be launched on Steve Jobs' birthday?" Focus Taiwan 12/23
  • "Report claims Asian suppliers scramble to meet special iPad 3 launch date: Jobs' Feb. 24 birthday anniversary" 9 to 5 Mac 12/23
  • "Rumor: Apple Aiming For iPad 3 Release Date Of February 24th 2012" Apple Bitch 12/23
  • "Report: Apple Launching iPad 3 on Steve Jobs's Birthday" PC Magazine 12/23
  • "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 12/23
  • "iMessages going to stolen iPhones? There may be a fix in the works" Ars Technica 12/23
  • "Revamped iPhone 5 in Mid-2012, iPad 3 But No 'Mini' Tablet Next Year, Analyst Says" ITProPortal 12/23
  • "2012 iPad Roadmap: Don't Expect a 7-Incher" AllThingsD 12/23
  • "Apple Set to Disappoint Those Hoping for a 7-Inch iPad in 2012" Minyanville 12/23
  • "Apple viewed as unlikely to launch 7-inch iPad in 2012" AppleInsider 12/23
  • "This is What a 7.85-Inch iPad Looks and Feels Like"  MacRumors 12/23
  • "Apple is Granted 12 Design Patents in China and More" Patently Apple 12/23
  • "Apple Posits Fuel-Cell Powered Laptops" Techland 12/23
  • "Apple files patent for long-life fuel cell" CNET News 12/23
  • "Apple is researching fuel cell powered computers" ExtremeTech 12/23
  • "Apple Files Patents for Fuel Cell Computers" NewsFactor 12/23
  • "Apple Share of Ultrabooks to Shrink, Time Machine Glitch When Restoring to New Drive, and More" Low End Mac 12/23
  • "Anti-Piracy Legislation Could Wreck the Internet, AppleCare a Bad Choice, Ivy Bridge Prices, and More" Low End Mac 12/23
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Starfront -Collision For iPhone Is $0.99 Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 12/24
  • "DOOM Classic For iPhone And iPad Is $0.99 This Week (Was $4.99)" Apple Sliced 12/24
  • "NBA JAM For iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 12/24
  • "Best Buy Offering iPhone 4 Buy One Get One Today Only" Run Around Tech 12/24
  • "Woot.com Offers Entry-Level 21.5" iMac For $150 Off" MacRumors 12/24
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 21 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 12/24
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices Up To $309 Off Current Machines" MacReviewZone 12/24
  • "2011 Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -21.5 Inch -Up To $250 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 12/24
  • "iPod Shuffle Buyer's Guide... New, Closeout, Refurbished, Used And Discounted" MacReviewZone 12/24
  • "Adobe announces year end deals, save up to 80%" FairerPlatform 12/24
  • "Defen-G Astro For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/23
  • "Blockado Desert For iPhone Is Free This Week (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/23
  • "Office Riot For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 12/23
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 33 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 12/23
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 12/23
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/23
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 12/23

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Best accessories for your new iPad or iPhone/Buying Guide: Speaker docks, headphones, cases and more" TechRadar UK 7:54 AM
  • "Speculated Choice: iPhone 5 vs Galaxy Nexus 2" Phones Review 12/24
  • "Video Review: The HiShop UCO Skinny Bumper for the iPhone 4s" Run Around Tech 12/24
  • "GoPro HD Hero 2 review" Engadget 12/24
  • "Stylish Rocstor Eagleroc E9 hard drive is a speedy USB performer" Macworld 12/23
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Ten apps for your brand new iPad 2 : Christmas 2011" SlashGear 11:31 AM
  • "Find My Friends" PCWorld 9:11 AM
  • "Find My Friends Review: Location-sharing social networking app is handy and surprisingly fun (friends not included)" Macworld 12/23
  • "Hands on: five podcast apps that improve on iOS functionality" Ars Technica 12/23
  • "Scribe, an iPad Text Editor With HTML, Markdown" Wired 12/23
  • "Wish you Were Here: Postcards on the Run, for the iPhone" eXtensions 12/23
  • "NCInstaCall For iPhone Lets You Make Phone Calls Directly From Notification Center" Redmond Pie 12/23
  • "'Home Sheep Home 2' Review - More Teamwork Puzzling Starring Your Ovine Friends" Touch Arcade 12/23
  • "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 12/23
  • "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 12/23
  • "Jurassic Park: Episode 2 Takes A Bite Out Of iPad 2" 148Apps 12/23
  • "M.U.S.E. Review: M.U.S.E. is a third-person shooter with cover elements and arcade-style high scoring." 148Apps 12/23
  • "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 12/23
  • "Word Lubbers Review: A challenging but fun pirate themed word game." 148Apps 12/23
  • "Tweens HD Review: Connect colored pigs in this fast-paced, addictive puzzle game." 148Apps 12/23
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To Set Up Your Brand New iPad 2" Gizmodo 11:18 AM
  • "Get Started With Your New Mac – The Right Way [Setup Guide] Cult of Mac 7:44 AM
  • "Get Started With Your New iPod Touch — The Right Way [Setup Guide] Cult of Mac 7:45 AM
  • "Get Started With Your New iPhone — The Right Way [Setup Guide] Cult of Mac 7:45 AM
  • "Get Started With Your New Apple TV – The Right Way [Set-Up Guide] Cult of Mac 7:45 AM
  • "How To Enter Text In Any Mac App Using iPhone 4S Siri Dictation" Redmond Pie 12/24
  • "How to arrange your iPhone home screen to get things done" Macgasm 12/23
  • "How To Recalibrate iPhone Home Button To Make It More Responsive" Redmond Pie 12/23
Tips
  • "Post to Twitter with Siri" Macworld 12/24
  • "Daily Tip: How to set up a PIN code on your iPhone SIM" TiPb 12/24
  • "The Best Secret Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your New iPhone" Business Insider 12/24
  • "Last minute Christmas present Tip: How to gift iPhone and iPad apps" MacUser 12/24
  • "Don't Lose Your iPhone to Holiday Distraction" PC Magazine 12/23
  • "Mass delete photos from iPhone's Camera Roll" Mac OS X Hints 12/23
  • "Unwrapping a New Mac: Simple Tips Everyone Needs to Know" Cult of Mac 12/23
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Where's the OnLive App?" TUAW 12/23
  • "Choosing a smartphone? Consider the OS" ZDNet UK 12/23
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It Will Soon be Friday" eXtensions 7:35 PM
  • "iPad 3 launch rumored for Steve Jobs' Feb 24 birthday" Digital Trends 7:24 PM
  • "Beyond the Tablet Wars: Apple, Amazon, and the Cloud" The Motley Fool 12/24
  • "Don't Worry, The iPad 2 Makes a Fine Gift" iSource 12/24
  • "I Was Wrong about Apple's iWatch" Cult of Mac 12/24
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Same time next year" Macworld 12/24
  • "Steve Jobs Failure and the System that produced it" DailyKos 12/24
  • "iPad customer satisfaction is (surprise!) quite high" TUAW 12/24
  • "Siri, What Were Your Top 5 Hacks And Mods Of 2011?" TechCrunch 12/24
  • "iOS, Android reach 55% penetration with US installed base of 109M" AppleInsider 12/23
  • "Remains of the Day: The future is hazy" Macworld 12/23
  • "iOS dominates mobile shopping with 92% of market" AppleInsider 12/23
  • "Steve Jobs riffs on the Library of Congress, education and 'bicycle for our mind" FairerPlatform 12/23
  • "Steve Jobs Rendered on an Apple IIC (Video)" MacTrast 12/23
  • "Apple at the retail crossroads: Question now is about growth in the store business" MarketWatch 12/23
  • "Here's Why The Apple TV Might Be Awesome And Google TV Will Continue To Suck..." Business Insider 12/23
  • "Mozilla Firefox, Apple: Hot Trends" [Video Report] TheStreet 12/23
  • "Did Smartphones kill the Point-and-Shoot?" PCWorld 12/23
  • "The Macalope Daily: The ghost of Apple future" Macworld [Insider Content] 12/23
  • "Nintendo, I love you – but it's time to switch to iOS"  The Next Web 12/23
  • "How U.S. Carriers Fool You Into Thinking Your iPhone 4S Is Unlocked" The Motley Fool 12/23
Non-Apple
  • "Louis CK makes million, gives it away" Tech.Blorge 12/23
  • "Programming resources for kids 101" ZDNet 12/23
  • "No real surprise, Samsung not upgrading Galaxy S to Ice Cream Sandwich" ZDNet 12/23
  • "Dropbox 2.0: Still the best choice for students?" ZDNet 12/23
  • "Last Minute Geek Gift Ideas" Wired 12/23
  • "Top 10 tech shocks of 2011" V3 12/23
  • "At CES, Everyone's a Keynoter" Techland 12/23
  • "Make room, internet, there's another 5 million domains to fit in: .com and .de top the charts in Q3 figures" The Register 12/23
  • "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 12/23
  • "Have a White Christmas With Google Maps, YouTube" PC Magazine 12/23
  • "Best gameplay of 2011" [Video Report] MSNBC 12/23
  • "10 nightmares traveling with tech -- and how to prevent them" InfoWorld 12/23
  • "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 12/23
  • "Why Deus Ex: Human Revolution is My Game of the Year" Forbes 12/23
  • "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 12/23
  • "Holiday Fun With Personal Collaboration: Use your free time to explore new consumer-driven products--and maybe pick up some valuable IT skills." InformationWeek 12/23
  • "Is Yahoo Finally Coming Back To Its Long-Lost Senses?" Forbes 12/23
  • "5 reasons to be optimistic about technology innovation in the year ahead" ZDNet 12/23
  • "Dear Google: Please, Please, Please Invest More Money In Google Apps..." Business Insider 12/23
  • "FAQ: So What's Up With These 'White Spaces,' Anyway?" AllThingsD 12/23
Humor/Cartoons
  • "He Sees You When You're Chatting, He Knows When You've Been Tagged [Comic] Mashable 12/24
  • "Apple iMac Quad-Core i5 Desktop with 21.5' LED Display" woot! 12/24
  • "If Car Companies Were Run Like Tech Companies ..." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/23
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "J.J. Abrams Puts You In The Action With 'Action Movie FX' App" MovieViral 7:09 PM
  • "Gube Curates Kid-Safe YouTube Videos for iOS" Lifehacker 12/24
  • "An iPhone Case That Poops Flash Drives" Gizmodo 12/24
  • "The First 15 iPhone Apps You Must Download" [Slideshow] Business Insider 12/24
  • "Christmas games for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch [updated] TechnologyTell 12/24
  • "The First iPad Stylus With an On-Screen Cursor" Gizmodo 12/24
  • "Use Your iDevice as the Controller for Mac Racing" iDownload Blog 12/24
  • "Watch Beautiful Falling Snow Scenes on the iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 12/24
  • "On YouTube, On iPhone, On Twitter: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" Patch 12/24
  • "Merry Happy Novelty Apps: Explosions, Alarms and Fortunes Told" AllThingsD 12/24
  • "Celebrate Beauty in Diversity this Holiday Season with DressApp and Win" prMac 12/24
  • "Call in airstrikes on your iPhone with JJ Abrams' Action Movie FX" The Verge 12/24
  • "New Gravilux Music Visualizer Outshines App's Typographic Hype" App Advice 12/24
  • "Photo Slideshow Director HD for iPad Version 2.5 Released" prMac 12/24
  • "Artem Kotov announces the release of Defense zone 1.0" prMac 12/24
  • "Lingibli Makes A Language Learning Lab Out Of Your House" prMac 12/23
  • "I Can't Wait To Play Some Angry Dodgeball" iPhone Savior 12/23
  • "This MacBook Case Doubles As A Portable Desk" iPhone Savior 12/23
  • "An App to Make Those Holiday Videos Better" Wired 12/23
  • "Bad Robot Brings Hollywood Visual Effects To The Palm of Your Hand" App Advice 12/23
  • "Tough Optrix Case Turns iPhone Into Sports Camera" Wired 12/23
  • "Air Dictate turns Siri into your Mac personal secretary" The Verge 12/23
  • "The 10 Best iOS Games of 2011" Mashable 12/23
  • "Use Your iPhone to Open Beer Bottles With Opena Case" iDownload Blog 12/23
  • "Six exciting new children's BookApps by Touchoo - to warm up the season" prMac 12/23
  • "Appsonite: Takes Voice Input To A New Level In Apilotsquest iPhone Game" prMac 12/23
  • "Learning how to count is a straight-up party with Number Fiesta for iOS" prMac 12/23
  • "Your life is unique: Record it uniquely with My Video Diary for iOS" prMac 12/23
  • "New Aesop's Fables Audio Storybook iPhone/iPad App For Kids" prMac 12/23
  • "NIWO Software Releases NIWO Postmark API - A Set of Realbasic Classes" prMac 12/23
  • "Newly Re-Imagineered - Disney at Work: Magic Kingdom" prMac 12/23
  • "Dolly Drive Launches Family Plan for multi-Mac Online Backup" prMac 12/23
  • "Student Releases Electrode - Physics-Based Game for iPhone/iPod touch" prMac 12/23
  • "OmNom Apps Releases Anagram Twist: Classic Jumbling and Unscrambling Fun" prMac 12/23
  • "MaCai Software Announces Trends and Tycoons for iPad, iPhone, and iPod" prMac 12/23
  • "Keep a Diary of your Life's Journey with MyiStory for iOS" prMac 12/23
  • "Super Swap! Puzzle Game Explodes Into the Mac App Store" prMac 12/23
  • "New iBook: Buffalo Airways - Diamonds, DC-3s and Buffalo Joe McBryan" prMac 12/23
  • "A Gift That Can Last A Lifetime - Life Inventory for Apple Devices" prMac 12/23
  • "Pinky the Star for iOS - New Motivational eBook For Young Girls" prMac 12/23
Computer Industry
  • "2012: Year of the Female CEO? The accomplishments of Virginia Rometty and Meg Whitman will be closely scrutinized in the new year." Barron's [Paid Membership Required] 12/24
  • "What Has Microsoft Been Doing All Year? For Microsoft, 2011 has mostly come and gone with a whimper." The Motley Fool 12/24
  • "Microsoft passes Yahoo as 2nd most popular Web property -ComScore" GMA News 12/24
  • "Android, iOS Squeezing Out Blackberry, Windows Phone" eWeek 12/24
  • "Intel's Smartphone Guru Angles for Smooth Landing" Reuters 12/24
  • "HP releases firmware fix for laserjet printer exploit" The Verge 12/24
  • "The Microsoft Effect: Will Google Become What It Fears?" The Motley Fool 12/24
  • "Why Running A Mobile OS By Committee Can Be Very Hard" mocoNews 12/24
  • "GoDaddy's domain registration after SOPA: behind the numbers" The Verge 12/24
  • "Sorry Brick-and-Mortar Retailers: Despite the Glitches, Consumers Prefer the Online Channel" Forbes 12/24
  • "Go Daddy loses over 37,000 domains due to SOPA stance" VentureBeat 12/24
  • "Go Daddy lost 21,054 domains yesterday in wake of SOPA PR disaster" The Next Web 12/24
  • "FTC Fishes for Info on Facial Recognition" PCWorld 12/24
  • "Best Buy Apologizes For Web Sales Blunder" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/24
  • "New Nokia smartphone fails to turn tide" Reuters 12/24
  • "The other Google search: Google has launched a competition among Egyptian start-ups for promising young entrepreneurs in which everyone gets a world-class training, says Nader Habib" Al-Ahram 12/24
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