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MacSurfer's Archive: Friday, December 30, 2011


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  • "Apple seeks renewal after death of Jobs: Hours after Apple emblazoned its website in October with pictures of its newly announced iPhone 4s, the homepage was changed to a single, sober black-and-white image of the company's co-founder, accompanied by the words 'Steve Jobs 1955-2011'."  Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:10 AM
  • "Can Apple survive without Steve Jobs? A friend e-mailed me recently, complaining about his new iPhone 4S. He'd been trying to set up a shared calendar with his wife and ended up so confused he had to consult the product manual. 'I've never had to do that with an Apple product before,' he wrote."  The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 11:01 AM
  • "Apple Mojo Shows No Signs of Slowing" CNBC 7:04 PM
  • "Apple's 2012 Will Be Awesome, It Has No Other Choice" Forbes 8:43 PM
  • "Steve Jobs and Japan: Apple founder and CEO extraordinaire Steve Jobs had a close relationship to Japan. Hayashi Nobuyuki, an IT journalist who has written about Steve Jobs and Apple for many years, traces the course of Jobs's links with Japan, dating from his first interest in Zen as a young man."  Nippon 4:41 PM
  • "2011 in review: Apple's financial performance" Macworld 8:43 PM
  • "Apple and the year ahead" Macworld 11:11 AM
  • "Apple's Terrific And Tumultuous 2011" TechCrunch 9:42 PM
  • "Android vs. iPhone: Hare and tortoise? Google's U.S. market share continues to grow against Apple, but at a much slower pace"  Fortune 7:37 AM
  • "Samsung still dominates mobile phone market, but Apple is gaining" CNET News 8:16 AM
  • "Apple: How The iTV Will Revolutionize The Television Industry"  Seeking Alpha 8:16 AM
  • "Is Apple Hurting Itself? With Apple waging what I'm calling iWorld War 3P (the P is for 'patent'), will the spoils of war outweigh the casualties?"  DailyFinance 7:40 AM
  • "Federal Circuit ordered Apple to correct appeal against denial of preliminary injunction against Samsung" Foss Patents 4:40 PM
  • "Apple to appeal Italian warranty fine: Apple will appeal against the fine imposed by the Italian regulator for failing to respect the legal warranty requirements, and (astonishingly) we know this because Apple told us." The Register 7:38 AM
  • "France Reseller Files Complaint: Unfair Competition" ifoAppleStore 7:52 AM
  • "French reseller sues Apple, claiming unfair competition" MacNN 7:52 AM
  • "Inside Apple's 2011: iOS, Apps & iCloud" AppleInsider 6:43 PM
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers" MacFixIt 5:23 PM
  • "Make Your Own Personal Dropbox With iCloud" Kirkville 7:58 AM
  • "Forget Dropbox, Insync is your Google Docs-loving alternative and it's free" The Next Web 8:18 AM
  • "Q&A: Keeping Your Reading List in Sync/How do you sync the Safari Reading List? I have iCloud turned on, but I don't see a setting for syncing my Reading List stories between copies of the Safari browser running on my iPad, Windows 7 PC, and Mac OS X Lion." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7:38 AM
  • "How to Exclude Hard Drives and Folders from Spotlight Index in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 4:39 PM
  • "Manage Clipboard History in Mac OS X with ClipMenu" OS X Daily 8:04 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Understanding And Using iTunes Audio Formats" MacTrast 7:53 AM
  • "How to Update Your Mac's Software" Macinstruct 5:34 PM
  • "See How Much RAM is Installed in Your Mac" Macinstruct 11:11 AM
  • "How To: Kill shadows in OS X with ShadowKiller" FairerPlatform 4:17 PM
  • "Computing with Bifocals: Tips For Getting The Most Out Of iChat While Dazzling Friends" The Mac Observer 5:18 PM
  • "Lion - default directories; Mission Control vs. Spaces; AppleScript demise; performance issues; etc." MacInTouch 11:09 AM
  • "What I Want: A Rear Window OS X Dock Sticker" This Lamp 8:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mavis Beacon 2: iCloud storage, enhanced Lion, low introductory price" FairerPlatform 8:40 AM
  • "iFunia Updates YouTube Converter 3.5.0 for Mac" prMac 8:43 PM
  • "Tropical Software Year End Sale - TopXNotes Mac 50% Off or 2 for 1" prMac 8:03 AM
  • "Realore Studios anounces 30 to 70% Sale on all its games" prMac 8:03 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tech 2011: Biggest News Stories of the Year" ["Oct. 5: Steve Jobs Dies The timing was eerie. And, in a poignant twist of fate, it showed that Steve Jobs completed his life as he comported his life: as a consummate showman."] Wired 11:21 AM
  • "2011"s top stories: iPhone 5/iPhone 5 has been a hot topic of 2011, what with lost prototypes, leaked specifications and the iPhone 4S debacle" Macworld UK 7:54 AM
  • "Looking back at 2011: iPhone 4S and Galaxy Nexus cap off the year of the smartphone" BGR 11:02 AM
  • "Enterprise Mobility: Apple's 2011 Saw New iPhone, iPad, Mac OS X, Steve Jobs' Death" [Slideshow] eWeek 11:02 AM
  • "New Year Honours for Corbett, Bonham Carter and golf champions" ["Apple's Jonathan Ive, the designer behind the iPod and iPhone is made a Knight Commander (KBE). Now living in the US, the East London-born 44-year-old began working for the company in 1992. He said: 'I am keenly aware that I benefit from a wonderful tradition in the UK of designing and making. 'To be recognised with this honour is absolutely thrilling and I am both humbled and sincerely grateful.'"] BBC 7:02 PM
  • "Jonathan Ive is knighted in New Year Honours list" The Register 8:43 PM
  • "Will That Be Sir Jonathan, or Sir Jony?" AllThingsD 9:50 PM
  • "Apple designer Jonathan Ive knighted" MSNBC 9:19 PM
  • "Apple's Jonathan Ive knighted in UK" The Verge 7:44 PM
  • "First Siri, Now Threat Detection: Inside SRI's Amazing R&D" Wired 11:24 AM
  • "Churches Bring Custom Apps to Their Flocks" [Paid Membership Required] 7:36 AM
  • "Someone Is Selling An Apple 'Five Year Employee Award' On eBay, For $2K" TechCrunch 7:34 AM
  • "Passwords 'nightmare' solved storing logins with Passpack" Forbes 7:39 AM
  • "Apple Store to Open at Masonville Place Mall in London, Ontario?" iPhoneinCanada 7:46 AM
  • "Winds Blow, Doors Shatter, Life Goes On" ifoAppleStore 4:39 PM
  • "iPhone Crushes Android at AT&T Corporate Stores in December" The Mac Observer 8:52 PM
  • "Apple sends 'take down' notices to cracked iOS apps creator AppTrackr" 9 to 5 Mac 4:41 PM
  • "iPhone Siri software tells boy, 12, to 'shut up' in Tesco: A 12-year-old boy was subjected to an obscene tirade by a new iPhone when he tested out its new voice technology in a supermarket, according to Reports." Telegraph 7:41 AM
  • "iPhone 4S gets offensive with 12-year-old boy after pranksters tweak Siri" The Next Web 8:18 AM
  • "Apple's Siri gets sweary with British child" The Register 12:05 PM
  • "Apple's Siri curses out 12-year-old" CNET News 4:20 PM
  • "Kunming Fake Apple Store Changed its name for Second Time (Video)" M.I.C. Gadget 7:54 AM
  • "The surprising success of the Confession app" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:57 AM
  • "Simulating traditional painting with the iPad: Digital art doesn't have to look sterile and cold. Digital artist Kyle Lambert shows us how to create a painting that looks like it was made the old-fashioned way." [Slideshow] Macworld 8:19 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Talks About Future of the TV in 1998 (Video)" MacTrast 7:53 AM
  • "Picture This: Steve Jobs Gets Bronzed" [Slideshow] Network World 10:55 AM
  • "Apple Produced 'Ghostbusters' Ad, Apple Boogie Album in 80s" PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "Discovering The 1983 Apple Art Steve Jobs Forgot" iPhone Savior 4:16 PM
  • "Apple phone prototype from 1983 shows an all touchscreen interface" TiPb 8:17 AM
  • "Rare Photo Shows Steve Jobs's Rebellious Spirit As He Flips The Bird To IBM" Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
  • "Cat Plays Fruit Ninja On iPad [Video] Redmond Pie 7:04 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Facebook Messenger embeds network into Windows" ZDNet UK 11:24 AM
  • "How Tetris became the world's favourite computer game" BBC 11:19 AM
  • "Report: Wii U will have its own 'app store'" TG Daily 11:09 AM
  • "First LTE Windows Phone will be on AT&T" TG Daily 11:09 AM
  • "Casio's New G-SHOCK Connects To Smartphones, Shows Incoming Calls, Emails, SMS" TechCrunch 11:06 AM
  • "Two New Tools Exploit Router Security Setup Problem" IDG News Service 10:55 AM
  • "Need Wi-Fi? Find a Vending Machine" PCWorld 10:55 AM
  • "Siri for Android? New App Fools Users in Android Market" Techland 12:32 PM
  • "'Official' Siri App Lands In The Android Market" Cult of Mac 12:32 PM
  • "Siri Knock-Offs Invade Android Market" PCWorld 10:54 AM
  • "Google: The New Vampire Squid" Forbes 11:31 AM
  • "Google, Facebook rivalry to heat up in 2012" Computerworld 10:31 AM
  • "Google Backs Israel Entrepreneurs as Local Financing Drops" Bloomberg 10:19 AM
  • "Hackers, IT units focusing on smartphone security" Reuters 10:09 AM
  • "Happy New Year from Skype! Free Wi-Fi in NYC for New Year's Eve" CNET News 10:02 AM
  • "Christy Wyatt on How Motorola Plans to Stand Out From the Android Pack" AllThingsD 9:49 AM
  • "Computer Sciences Narrows CEO Hunt" [Paid Membership Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Verizon Drops Plan for New $2 Fee" [Paid Membership Required] 7:03 PM
  • "Verizon retreats on 'convenience fee' for online bill payment: Public outcry causes backpedaling in 24 hours" The Register 5:23 PM
  • "Verizon Drops Plan for New $2 Fee" [Paid Membership Required] 4:25 PM
  • "Verizon's on-contract Xyboard is now $50 cheaper" ZDNet 11:22 AM
  • "Verizon explains 4G outages: Parsing the IT failure transparency" ZDNet 11:22 AM
  • "Verizon Attributes 4G LTE Service Disruptions to 'Growing Pains'" PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "Verizon Outages, New $2 Fee Irk Customers" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "iPhone & iPad Live 186: Untethered" TiPb 9:44 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg wraps 2011 with commentator Kirk McElhearn, author Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, and The Loop's Jim Dalrymple this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 4:17 PM
  • "Radically Redesigned iPhone 5 Rumored For Fall 2012" Forbes 10:39 AM
  • "Apple iPhone 5 To Be Completely Redesigned For Fall 2012 Release" The Inquisitr 7:47 AM
  • "Apple to utilize IGZO panels for its new products" DigiTimes 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Invents New Laser System & Ready to Move to IGZO Displays" Patently Apple 10:37 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly using new display tech for iPad 3" GigaOM 8:57 AM
  • "Apple Could Use IGZO Displays To Allow For A Thinner iPad 3 [Rumor] Cult of Mac 7:38 AM
  • "Leaked Photo of an iPad 3 Retina Display?" MacRumors 4:27 PM
  • "Apple ponders facial recognition features for iOS" CNET News 8:17 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Cows VS Aliens For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:59 AM
  • "The Mac Version Of Siege Hero Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:59 AM
  • "Roads Of Rome HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For $1.99 (Normally $3.99)" Apple Sliced 8:59 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:39 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:39 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 8:39 AM
  • "Best Buy Offering Buy One Get One Free iPhone 4, Again" Run Around Tech 8:19 AM
  • "Get an Optoma iPod-iPhone projector for $219.99" CNET Reviews 11:33 AM
  • "iPad Closeout & Refurbished & Used Buyer's Guide -Prices Start At $347" MacReviewZone 4:18 PM
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... Up To $124 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 4:18 PM
  • "iPod Nano Buyer's Guide -Up To $20 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 4:18 PM

  • "Shootout: Dual Bay Notebook Drive Enclosures for the 2011 MacBook Pro" Bare Feats 10:58 AM
  • "Review: Line 6 Pod HD500" The Loop 2:42 PM
  • "Review: ePillow makes your iPad more comfortable on your lap" Beatweek Magazine 4:07 PM
  • "Review: Sound ID 510 Bluetooth Headset" MacTrast 8:51 PM
  • "Review: Sphero, the Remote-Controlled Ball" Wired 11:21 AM
  • "U-Suit Premium Executive Director My Choice For My IPhone 4S" MacNews 9:04 AM
  • "Macworld buying guide: iPad styluses/Find the perfect stylus for your iPad activities" Macworld 8:56 AM
  • "Batman: Arkham Asylum Review" Mac|Life 11:35 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "iMockups for iPad Review: App is practically indispensable for anyone who works with wireframes" Macworld 7:11 PM
  • "Grid Lens: An iPhone App for Multi-Image Output in a Matrix" eXtensions 8:02 AM
  • "A Poster App for iOS Devices: Phoster" eXtensions 8:01 AM
  • "Lock Screen Weather: Display Local Weather On iPhone Lock Screen Without Jailbreaking" Redmond Pie 8:57 AM
  • "Five family-fun board games for the iPad" CNET 9:09 PM
  • "iOS Gems: Bug Princess, Dora Hops Into Phonics, It's A Small World, Sleepy Jack + X Is For X-Ray" iLounge 4:39 PM
  • "The Weather Zombie app will alert you when it 'RAAAAAIIIIIINNNNSS'" The Next Web 5:23 PM
  • "Review: Limbo-The Frighteningly Outstanding Platform Makes It's Way To The Mac" MacTrast 7:53 AM
  • "Richie Rich Comics Reader – iPad App Review" PadGadget 4:39 PM
  • "Make a Good Impression in Toy Story Showtime! – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 4:39 PM
  • "'Puppy Panic' Review - Adorable, Tail-Wagging Mayhem" Touch Arcade 8:17 AM
  • "'Stay Alive' Review - A Different Take On The Endless Shooter" Touch Arcade 8:17 AM
  • "BreathalEyes Review: BreathalEyes is an app for estimating blood alcohol content through horizontal gaze nystagmus estimation by using the camera on an iOS device." 148Apps 12:33 PM
  • "CheckIn+ HD Review: CheckIn+ HD allows you to check-in with Foursquare and Facebook Places at the same time, all while showing you where your friends from both networks have checked in recently as well as local mayorships." 148Apps 12:33 PM
  • "Reopen Recently Closed Tabs In Mobile Safari On Your iPad [iOS Tip] Cult of Mac 4:40 PM
  • "Daily Tip: How to use Restrictions to prevent deleting 3rd party apps from the Home screen" TiPb 8:17 AM
  • "Apple, Amazon Lead '5 Most Admired' Tech Companies" Forbes 8:43 PM
  • "iOS developers still battling Lodsys" TUAW 5:34 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Was The Modern-Day John Galt" Forbes 5:22 PM
  • "Apple's 100 -Tester Rule for iOS Apps Not Enough" PadGadget 4:39 PM
  • "Lions and Tigers and Kittens Playing on Tablets? Oh, My!" AllThingsD 4:26 PM
  • "Apple accused of giving resellers short shrift again, this time in France" Ars Technica 4:20 PM
  • "iPhone 4S Contributes To Growth In App Downloads" HotHardware 4:20 PM
  • "Holiday Gifting Drives Apple iOS 12x Higher; Android Leads in More Countries" MacPrices 4:18 PM
  • "Rumor: Thinner, Low-Power Retina Display For iPad 3" AppleBitch 12:04 PM
  • "Samsung now takes to copying Apple's iPad commercials" Edible Apple 11:33 AM
  • "iPad online shopping (mis)adventures" AppleTell 11:27 AM
  • "Will 2012 bring a challege to the iPad? While Apple's iPad dominated the tablet market in 2011, there are signs the competition is heating up for 2012." [Audio Report] MarketWatch 11:20 AM
  • "iPad 3 Rumor Roundup: New Display Tech, Lots of Contradictions" Wired 4:25 PM
  • "Rumors of new iPads heat up as 2012 arrives" CNN 10:39 AM
  • "My Predictions For 2012: The Apple TV And ITV" MacNews 9:03 AM
  • "Looking Forward to 2012: Credible iPad Threats" Techland 8:18 AM
  • "Top 5 Apple Rumors From 2011" TheStreet 7:42 AM
  • "Study Claims Android Is For Apps, iOS For Games" MobileMag 7:42 AM
  • "The curious case of slowing US growth for Android" asymco 4:40 PM
  • "Another 'Honor' For Hewlett-Packard" WSJ Blogs 11:30 AM
  • "Symbian grows mobile dominance in 2011" ZDNet UK 11:23 AM
  • "Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2, 10.1 hands-on review" ZDNet 11:22 AM
  • "2011 Year in Review - Android's year" ZDNet 11:22 AM
  • "Google's SOPA press stunt: Can we truly hold them liable?" ZDNet 11:21 AM
  • "Anonymous 101 Part Deux: Morals Triumph Over Lulz" Wired 11:20 AM
  • "Do You Speak Robot?" Wired 11:19 AM
  • "4 Reasons Verizon's $2 'Convenience' Fee Is Harsh, Unfriendly and Wrongheaded" Techland 11:12 AM
  • "TVs are top CE energy user" TG Daily 11:09 AM
  • "Amazon Democratizes Supercomputing: Got a big question? Willing to spend $1,279 an hour?" Technology Review 11:07 AM
  • "When Will LG's 84-Inch 4K TV Go Mainstream? Maybe Never" PCWorld 10:55 AM
  • "The best game of the year" [Video Report] MSNBC 10:50 AM
  • "10 Ways to Clean Up Your PC and Digital Life Before the New Year" PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "How to Prevent a New Year's Eve Tech Hangover: From embarrassing photos to lost phones to inebriated texting, learn how to prevent tech-related regrets in the first hours of 2012." Techland 11:12 AM
  • "Big data, analytics get even bigger, hotter in 2012" IDG News Service 10:45 AM
  • "How a Montreal company won the race to build the world's cheapest tablet" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:41 AM
  • "Toshiba Thrive 7 a Solid, Smaller Android Tablet: Toshiba's Thrive 7' is a solid, middle-of-the-road Android tablet, but its higher price-points could drive some consumers to look elsewhere." eWeek 10:37 AM
  • "Tech 2011: Biggest News Stories of the Year" Wired 11:19 AM
  • "2011: Biggest tech stories of the year" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:50 AM
  • "RIM's Share of the U.S. Smartphone Market Slips Again" AllThingsD 9:48 AM
  • "Windows 8 tablets: Microsoft's 'think different' moment has arrived" Tech.Blorge 8:58 AM
  • "If HTML5 Kills the Blog Format, I Won't Shed a Tear" ReadWriteWeb 8:19 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Microsoft Launches Native Lync Client For iPad" RazorianFly 5:24 PM
  • "Rock out with your friends with Rockmate for iPad" TiPb 4:38 PM
  • "60Beat, a Proper Game Controller for iOS" Wired 11:24 AM
  • "SwitcherLyrics adds music lyrics to the Fast App Switcher [Jailbreak] TiPb 11:20 AM
  • "The iPod Nano Pill Speaker: Good for What Ails You" Gizmodo 11:11 AM
  • "Cirque du Mac 9 Scheduled for Friday, January 27 at Macworld | iWorld" The Mac Observer 10:38 AM
  • "'iPhoned Erie:' Shot and edited on the iPhone" FairerPlatform 8:40 AM
  • "Tipard Released Mac iPhone SMS Transfer: A Powerful SMS Manager" PRNewswire-Asia 8:15 AM
  • "iTattoo Cases Make Excellent Use Of Your iPhone, iPad or Mac Apple Logo" prMac 8:40 AM
  • "TheDataManager releases Raghavan's Indian Flavors 1.0 for iPad" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Dirty Hip Hop mini for iPod and iPhone released by Digifilm" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Mindshapes Releases Tap-A-Tune App For iPad, iPhone and iPod touch" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "Letters App - Version 1.0 - educational ABC iPad game" prMac 8:07 AM
  • "PhatWare Releases WritePad for iPhone, Offering Multilingual Handwriting" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "The Ultimate Stain Removal Tips App is Out" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Move your files from your computer to iOS freely with SyncMeApp" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "MEJJI Puzzle Arrives on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "intelli-Diet App - Don't count calories, eat them" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Plush Ninja 1.0 Free for iOS - Slice Plush, Toy, Zombie Bears to Pieces" prMac 8:06 AM
  • "Soldier's Tactical NAV iOS App Provides Help to Veterans in Need" prMac 8:04 AM
  • "intelli-Diet App - Don't count calories, eat them" prMac 8:03 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Re: Jodie Fisher v. Hewlett Packard/Mark Hurd" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 10:05 AM
  • "Document: Letter to Mark Hurd Alleging Harassment" [Paid Membership Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Mark Hurd's sex scandal letter emerges" CNNMoney 9:34 AM
  • "HP CEO Mark Hurd's sex scandal letter emerges" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:28 AM
  • "Court Frees Up Hurd Letter: Former H-P Chief Loses Bid to Keep Sealed Allegations That Led to His Ouster" [Paid Membership Required] 9:47 AM
  • "Ex-HP CEO paid hottie more than $1M to keep quiet" New York Post 10:51 AM
  • "Exclusive: Here's What Hurd's Actual HP Expense Reports Say About Controversial Fisher Dinners" AllThingsD 1:53 PM
  • "The year in review: HP's rollercoaster 12 months" V3 11:15 AM
  • "Will 'Hurd Letter' Hurt Oracle?" TheStreet 9:53 AM
  • "The Year in Review: Microsoft" PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "How Symbian's Endurance Leaves Room for Windows Phone" PC Magazine 10:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Ruins Perfect Record with Out-Of-Band Patch" PCWorld 10:55 AM
  • "Microsoft fixes .NET security holes" ZDNet UK 11:23 AM
  • "Intel commits to CES after Microsoft leaves" ZDNet UK 11:23 AM
  • "Intel to adopt TI, Broadcom wireless chips for Medfield, Clover Trail-W platforms" DigiTimes 10:34 AM
  • "Intel Releases Cedar Trail Atom Processor-Based Platform" eWeek 10:36 AM
  • "Cisco Systems About To Put More Money In Your Pocket" Forbes 9:52 AM
  • "Bright Ideas: Innovation in 2011" [Paid Membership Required] 9:42 AM
  • "2011: Best tech products of the year" The Verge [Free Registration Required] 9:50 AM
  • "For 2012, power-efficient servers could get a shot in the ARM: Companies look to cut data center costs with technologies like ARM processors and graphics chips" IDG News Service 10:44 AM
  • "Looking Forward to 2012: Credible iPad Threats" Techland 11:13 AM
  • "Top 10 Wireless Industry Predictions for 2012" eWeek 10:36 AM
  • "Top 10 tech triumphs we want to see in 2012" V3 11:15 AM
  • "10 for 2012: Facebook IPO, Apple HDTV, Armageddon, and more/Cringely breaks out the divining rod and Ouija board to come up with his top 10 tech predictions for the new year" InfoWorld 10:44 AM
  • "Big technology trends and storylines of 2012" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 1:54 PM
  • "2012 tech predictions: From IDG's editors worldwide" InfoWorld 10:43 AM
  • "Online Contingent Work to Double Again in 2012: Elance" eWeek 10:36 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Verizon, Apple: Hot Trends" TheStreet 8:15 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks end mixed year with a whimper/2011: Dow up 5.5%; S&P 500 flat and Nasdaq off 1.8%" MarketWatch 5:35 PM
  • "S&P 500 Misses 2011 Gain by a Hair; Dow Rises 5.5% on Year" TheStreet 5:35 PM
  • "Stocks finish rocky year like it never happened" CNNMoney 5:35 PM
  • "Stocks Slip; S&P Holds Slim 2011 Gain" FOXBusiness 1:48 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall, Leaving S&P 500 Virtually Unchanged for Year" Bloomberg 5:35 PM
  • "Dow Logs Gain in Volatile 2011; S&P Ends Flat" CNBC 5:36 PM
  • "After many ups and downs, stocks end flat for 2011" Associated Press 5:36 PM
  • "Dow Gains 5.5% in 2011, as S&P Ends Flat" [Paid Membership Required] 5:36 PM
  • "Stocks set for 2011's finish" CNNMoney 9:39 AM
  • "Canada stocks rise, but end the year down 11%" MarketWatch 1:53 PM
  • "Asian Shares End Dismal Year With Gains" [Paid Membership Required] 9:49 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan, China stocks end higher in thin trade" MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "European Stocks Climb to Two-Month High, Paring Annual Retreat" Bloomberg 11:17 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European shares tumble 11% in tough year/Post modest gains in final session of 2011 as Spain makes new cuts" MarketWatch 11:26 AM
  • "World markets end tough year on high note" CNNMoney 9:39 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 1:55 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:56 PM
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