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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, December 31, 2011


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Thursday Highlights: Peter Wells from the Sydney Morning Herald sat down with Tim Cook for a brief interview, of note is Cook's insistence that there is no user desire to merge iOS and macOS; Jonny Evans points to the International Monetary Fund's latest data which weighs iPhone as critical to global tech cycle; TSMC, chip partner to Apple, Nvidia, provides weak guidance citing "'softening' high-end smartphone demand", news gives Apple investors the jitters; 9to5Mac notes jump in iOS 12, macOS 10.14 testing as WWDC nears; Google removes fake ad block extensions from Chrome Store; in our OS X section you will find Macworld's macOS Anti-virus software reviews including offerings from Intego, Norton among others; new rumor from Ming-Chi Kuo that we'll see two new 6.1" iPhones this year starting at only $550; Michael Gartenberg compares Apple's new iPad and Google's Chromebook from an education perspective.

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  • "Apple and the Year Ahead" Macworld 9:48 AM
  • "Apple in 2012 - predictions: What to expect from Apple in 2012" Macworld 9:52 AM
  • "Macworld Feature: Apple in 2011/We reflect on a year to remember" Macworld UK 9:45 AM
  • "Why Sir Jony but not Sir Steve/Two reasons: Jobs' birthplace and, reportedly, a speaking invitation he blew off in 2009"  Fortune 9:49 AM
  • "A look at Apple's design successes under Jonathan Ive" The Drum 10:57 AM
  • "Inside Apple's 2011: Steve Jobs' achievements, battles and crises" AppleInsider 5:44 PM
  • "Ex-Genius: Apple No Longer Values Retail Staffers"  ifoAppleStore 10:47 AM
  • "Apple Store may be coming to Masonville Mall in London, Ontario" iLadies 3:25 PM
  • "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] 12/30
  • "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] 12/30
  • "Apple Mojo Shows No Signs of Slowing" CNBC 12/30
  • "Apple's 2012 Will Be Awesome, It Has No Other Choice" Forbes 12/30
  • "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 12/30
  • "2011 in review: Apple's financial performance" Macworld 12/30
  • "Apple and the year ahead" Macworld 12/30
  • "Apple's Terrific And Tumultuous 2011" TechCrunch 12/30
  • "Android vs. iPhone: Hare and tortoise? Google's U.S. market share continues to grow against Apple, but at a much slower pace"  Fortune 12/30
  • "Samsung still dominates mobile phone market, but Apple is gaining" CNET News 12/30
  • "Apple: How The iTV Will Revolutionize The Television Industry"  Seeking Alpha 12/30
  • "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 12/30
  • "Federal Circuit ordered Apple to correct appeal against denial of preliminary injunction against Samsung" Foss Patents 12/30
  • "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 12/30
  • "France Reseller Files Complaint: Unfair Competition" ifoAppleStore 12/30
  • "French reseller sues Apple, claiming unfair competition" MacNN 12/30
  • "Inside Apple's 2011: iOS, Apps & iCloud" AppleInsider 12/30
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers" MacFixIt 12/30
  • "Airphones Fix for Lion" YouTube 12:32 PM
  • "Make Your Own Personal Dropbox With iCloud" Kirkville 12/30
  • "Forget Dropbox, Insync is your Google Docs-loving alternative and it's free" The Next Web 12/30
  • "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] 12/30
  • "How to Exclude Hard Drives and Folders from Spotlight Index in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 12/30
  • "Manage Clipboard History in Mac OS X with ClipMenu" OS X Daily 12/30
  • "Mac Tip: Understanding And Using iTunes Audio Formats" MacTrast 12/30
  • "How to Update Your Mac's Software" Macinstruct 12/30
  • "See How Much RAM is Installed in Your Mac" Macinstruct 12/30
  • "How To: Kill shadows in OS X with ShadowKiller" FairerPlatform 12/30
  • "Computing with Bifocals: Tips For Getting The Most Out Of iChat While Dazzling Friends" The Mac Observer 12/30
  • "The pros and cons of open operating systems" Helium 10:53 AM
  • "Lion - default directories; Mission Control vs. Spaces; AppleScript demise; performance issues; etc." MacInTouch 12/30
  • "What I Want: A Rear Window OS X Dock Sticker" This Lamp 12/30
Press Releases
  • "Doremisoft Officially Upgrade Mac SWF Converter for All popular device" prMac 10:57 AM
  • "Doremisoft DVD Creator For Mac OSX Lion Is Now Available" prMac 10:52 AM
  • "Newly MXF File Converter for Mac Released By iLifesoft" prMac 10:45 AM
  • "The Latest New Year Deal for DVD Converter on Mac is Coming" prMac 10:42 AM
  • "RB Package Maker Studio 2.5 for OS X - Tools for Real Studio Developers" prMac 10:39 AM
  • "EasyCloud 1.4 for OS X - Perfect Complement to iCloud on OS X and iOS" prMac 10:39 AM
  • "Super Swap! Puzzle Game Explodes Into the Mac App Store" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "Dolly Drive Launches Family Plan for multi-Mac Online Backup" prMac 10:37 AM
  • "Mavis Beacon 2: iCloud storage, enhanced Lion, low introductory price" FairerPlatform 12/30
  • "iFunia Updates YouTube Converter 3.5.0 for Mac" prMac 12/30
  • "Tropical Software Year End Sale - TopXNotes Mac 50% Off or 2 for 1" prMac 12/30
  • "Realore Studios anounces 30 to 70% Sale on all its games" prMac 12/30
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Arise Sir Jonathan Ive: The Queen has made Apple's British-born designer a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire" Macworld UK 9:54 AM
  • "Apple designer becomes Sir Jonathan Ive in New Year Honours" Telegraph 10:01 AM
  • "Arise, Sir Jony: Apple designer Ive is knighted" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:55 AM
  • "Queen knights Apple design chief Sir Jonathan Ive in New Year's honours list" ZDNet 9:50 AM
  • "Jony Ive knighted in New Year honour's list" Pocket-lint 9:48 AM
  • "It's Now Sir Jonathan Ive" Wired 9:46 AM
  • "Ipod design master from London made Knight by Queen" London 24 9:53 AM
  • "Brit Apple Designer 'Thrilled' At Knighthood" Sky News 9:55 AM
  • "Apple's Jonathan Ive 'absolutely thrilled' over Knighthood" Mac.Blorge 9:19 AM
  • "Apple: The First Original iPhone and iPad" dani2xll 10:48 AM
  • "Gearing up for an app-friendly New Years celebration" Appolicious 10:58 AM
  • "The Official New Year's Eve Ball App Lets You Join the Times Square Party From Your Phone" Gizmodo 9:06 PM
  • "Local men launch iPhone game with the help of Kickstarter funding" Online Athens 9:06 PM
  • "Is that an iPad there, Michele? Bachmann uses Apple tablet to read speech despite criticising Obama for having teleprompter" Daily Mail (UK) 11:27 AM
  • "Romney Religion on the Road: Scripture on his iPad" National Journal 2:35 PM
  • "This Is One Ridiculously Over-The-Top iPhone Camera Case" Gizmodo 3:26 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google pulls one Siri clone Android app, leaves another" Electronista 12:42 PM
  • "TV Makers Seek Fatter Profits in Thinner Sets: LG, Samsung Ready Widescreens That Are Less Than an Inch Thick, but at What Price? One Estimate Says $8,000" [Paid Membership Required] 3:13 PM
  • "Celebrities may temper Twitter comments after 2011 blunders" Reuters 2:45 PM
  • "Facebook hands out White Hat debit cards to hackers" CNET News 2:44 PM
  • "Latest Phishing Scams Target Users of New Christmas Gadgets" eWeek 2:52 PM
  • "Christmas gifts, does product price make it suck? plus more! (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 10:05 AM
  • "iPhone & iPad Live 186: Untethered" TiPb 12/30
  • "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 12/30
  • "Apple iPad 3 Rumor-Mill Gearing Up" eWeek 11:01 AM
  • "Apple iPad 3 expected features and specs rumors | A6, Siri, HDMI, Retina Display" Tech Reign 10:48 AM
  • "LTE iPhone 5 Could See Release Delay if Infrastructure Not Reliable" Only Kent 2:42 PM
  • "Apple working on facial recognition for mobiles" Bloomberg 10:43 AM
  • "Apple TV iOS applications now running natively at fullscreen 720p resolution in developer port" 9 to 5 Mac 2:40 PM
  • "Developers finally bring iOS apps to Apple TV, but it's a work in progress" The Next Web 9:56 AM
  • "Apple TV hack now running iPad-sized apps" Electronista 11:20 PM
  • "Radically Redesigned iPhone 5 Rumored For Fall 2012" Forbes 12/30
  • "Apple iPhone 5 To Be Completely Redesigned For Fall 2012 Release" The Inquisitr 12/30
  • "Apple to utilize IGZO panels for its new products" DigiTimes 12/30
  • "Apple Invents New Laser System & Ready to Move to IGZO Displays" Patently Apple 12/30
  • "Apple Reportedly using new display tech for iPad 3" GigaOM 12/30
  • "Apple Could Use IGZO Displays To Allow For A Thinner iPad 3 [Rumor] Cult of Mac 12/30
  • "Leaked Photo of an iPad 3 Retina Display?" MacRumors 12/30
  • "Apple ponders facial recognition features for iOS" CNET News 12/30
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Snapseed (Top Photo Editing App Of 2011) For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 9:17 AM
  • "RTT Modern Strike For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:17 AM
  • "XenoCube HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:17 AM
  • "Radio Shack is offering the iPhone 4S with a $50 instant discount, available December 31st only" GadgeTell 9:45 AM
  • "Save $50 on the iPhone 4S today only at RadioShack stores" 9 to 5 Mac 12:47 PM
  • "Best Buy iPhone 4 one-on-one deal still open" TechShout 9:59 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices Up To $309 Off Current Machines" MacReviewZone 2:27 PM
  • "Apple Mac Pro Buyer's Guide -12 & 8 Core Models... Save Up To $530 On Current Machines" MacReviewZone 2:28 PM
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Up to $150 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 2:28 PM

  • "Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive 2TB review" Expert Reviews 9:58 AM
  • "Review – dBLogic EP-100V Earphones – Protect Your Hearing Without Losing the Music" Mac Edition Radio 9:16 AM
  • "Review: Moonskins Glow-In-The-Dark iPhone Cases" Macenstein 12:43 PM
  • "Shootout: Dual Bay Notebook Drive Enclosures for the 2011 MacBook Pro" Bare Feats 12/30
  • "Review: Line 6 Pod HD500" The Loop 12/30
  • "Review: ePillow makes your iPad more comfortable on your lap" Beatweek Magazine 12/30
  • "Review: Sound ID 510 Bluetooth Headset" MacTrast 12/30
  • "Review: Sphero, the Remote-Controlled Ball" Wired 12/30
  • "U-Suit Premium Executive Director My Choice For My IPhone 4S" MacNews 12/30
  • "Macworld buying guide: iPad styluses/Find the perfect stylus for your iPad activities" Macworld 12/30
  • "Batman: Arkham Asylum Review" Mac|Life 12/30
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Top iOS Apps of 2011" iPodNN 10:36 AM
  • "2011 App Gems Awards: Best iOS Apps of 2011" Macworld 10:00 AM
  • "App Gems: Hall of Fame Apps" PCWorld 10:00 AM
  • "App Gems: Honorable Mentions" PCWorld 10:45 AM
  • "App Gems: Top Productivity Apps" PCWorld 10:00 AM
  • "App Gems: Top Communication Apps" PCWorld 10:00 AM
  • "App Gems: Top News Apps" PCWorld 10:44 AM
  • "App Gems: Top Education Apps" PCWorld 10:01 AM
  • "App Gems: Top Reading Apps" PCWorld 10:44 AM
  • "App Gems: Top Photography Apps" PCWorld 10:45 AM
  • "App Gems: Top Music Apps" PCWorld 10:00 AM
  • "App Gems: Top Games" PCWorld 10:01 AM
  • "Here are some of our favorite apps of 2011" GigaOM 10:58 AM
  • "App Week: Siri comes to Mac, Action Movie FX for iPhone" T3 2:39 PM
  • "Best Flight Tracker Apps for iPhone" TechShout 12:50 PM
  • "Best iPad 2 Protective Case" TechShout 12:49 PM
  • "8 Best iPad RPG Games" TechShout 12:48 PM
  • "5 Apps Worth Downloading This Week" Mashable 2:34 PM
  • "Moshi Monsters Make the Leap From the Desktop to iOS" Wired 3:14 PM
  • "Fruit Blast for iOS Is Fun But Imperfect" Wired 9:46 AM
  • "Macworld Feature: Resolutions - Design an iOS app" Macworld UK 6:13 PM
  • "Macworld Feature: Resolutions - Run a blog/website" Macworld UK 6:13 PM
  • "Macworld Feature: Resolutions - Edit a movie" Macworld UK 6:13 PM
  • "Macworld Feature: Resolutions - Learn a language" Macworld UK 6:12 PM
  • "Macworld Feature: Resolutions - Take better photographs" Macworld UK 6:12 PM
  • "Macworld Masterclass: Colours for all/Choosing reliable colours for print, web and iOS" Macworld UK 9:57 AM
  • "Which iPhone should you buy? Buying Guide: How to choose an iPhone and get the best deal for you" TechRadar UK 9:50 AM
  • "Reopen Recently Closed Tabs In Mobile Safari On Your iPad [iOS Tip] Cult of Mac 12/30
  • "Daily Tip: How to use Restrictions to prevent deleting 3rd party apps from the Home screen" TiPb 12/30
  • "Apple's new personal assistant, Siri, a hot commodity" Examiner 9:11 PM
  • "In 2012, MacBooks, ultrabooks mix it up" CNET News 9:06 PM
  • "Will 2012 be the year that Apple can afford to think outside the box?" PhoneDog 5:49 PM
  • "Osmos for iPad: TUAW Best of 2011 game winner" TUAW 3:27 PM
  • "MacOS KenDensed: MacOS KenDensed: iOS Rumor Roundup, & the Crook that Stole Christmas" The Mac Observer 2:27 PM
  • "Why I don't buy crippled media files from Apple" vowe dot net 11:27 AM
  • "Galaxy Nexus shames iPhone 4S Siri" BetaNews 11:26 AM
  • "Another Glance Back and Another Look Forward -00:01, 1.1.12 this Side of the World" eXtensions 11:20 AM
  • "Ten Ways Apple Can Help You Bring In The New Year" AppleBitch 11:19 AM
  • "Steve Jobs's Patent War may not be the best approach for Apple" It's a Gadget 11:03 AM
  • "Should Apple Make a Conflict Minerals Free iPhone?"  Forbes 11:01 AM
  • "The Macalope Weekly: The cure for what ails you" Macworld 10:55 AM
  • "Why the Cloud isn't the Internet" More News 10:50 AM
  • "Before the iPhone, Apple's Stunning Phone From 1983"  Slashdot 10:01 AM
  • "iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 and more: The 10 gadgets we can't wait to see next year" Electricpig 9:57 AM
  • "2011 Apple Year In Review [Video] Cult of Mac 12:46 PM
  • "2011 in review: The year's most loved and loathed stories" Macworld 12:42 PM
  • "2011 in review: The year in quotes" Macworld 11:28 AM
  • "From fake Apple stores to WireDoo: 2011's craziest tech stories" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Apple 2.0's ten most-read stories of 2011" Fortune 9:54 AM
  • "2011 in review: Macworld's top stories" Macworld 9:48 AM
  • "Week in Apple: onward to 2012 edition!" Ars Technica 9:47 AM
  • "Making Jony Ive a Knight sends UK Gov signal: 2012 is the year of tech" TechCrunch 9:46 AM
  • "Apple has a good Christmas, then gets a lump of coal from Italy" CNET News 9:28 AM
  • "Apple, Amazon Lead '5 Most Admired' Tech Companies" Forbes 12/30
  • "iOS developers still battling Lodsys" TUAW 12/30
  • "Steve Jobs Was The Modern-Day John Galt" Forbes 12/30
  • "Apple's 100 -Tester Rule for iOS Apps Not Enough" PadGadget 12/30
  • "Lions and Tigers and Kittens Playing on Tablets? Oh, My!" AllThingsD 12/30
  • "Apple accused of giving resellers short shrift again, this time in France" Ars Technica 12/30
  • "iPhone 4S Contributes To Growth In App Downloads" HotHardware 12/30
  • "Holiday Gifting Drives Apple iOS 12x Higher; Android Leads in More Countries" MacPrices 12/30
  • "Rumor: Thinner, Low-Power Retina Display For iPad 3" AppleBitch 12/30
  • "Samsung now takes to copying Apple's iPad commercials" Edible Apple 12/30
  • "iPad online shopping (mis)adventures" AppleTell 12/30
  • "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 12/30
  • "iPad 3 Rumor Roundup: New Display Tech, Lots of Contradictions" Wired 12/30
  • "Rumors of new iPads heat up as 2012 arrives" CNN 12/30
  • "My Predictions For 2012: The Apple TV And ITV" MacNews 12/30
  • "Looking Forward to 2012: Credible iPad Threats" Techland 12/30
  • "Top 5 Apple Rumors From 2011" TheStreet 12/30
  • "Study Claims Android Is For Apps, iOS For Games" MobileMag 12/30
  • "3 Reasons I Won't Leave My BlackBerry For An iPhone" Forbes 2:34 PM
  • "Could RIM Be the Apple of the Next Decade?" [Video Report] The Motley Fool 2:33 PM
  • "Google Pulls 'Official' Siri App from Android Market" PCWorld 11:01 AM
  • "That was quick: Google pulls 'Official' Siri for Android app" The Next Web 9:58 AM
  • "The curious case of slowing US growth for Android" asymco 12/30
  • "Another 'Honor' For Hewlett-Packard" WSJ Blogs 12/30
  • "Symbian grows mobile dominance in 2011" ZDNet UK 12/30
  • "Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2, 10.1 hands-on review" ZDNet 12/30
  • "2011 Year in Review - Android's year" ZDNet 12/30
  • "Google's SOPA press stunt: Can we truly hold them liable?" ZDNet 12/30
  • "Anonymous 101 Part Deux: Morals Triumph Over Lulz" Wired 12/30
  • "Do You Speak Robot?" Wired 12/30
  • "4 Reasons Verizon's $2 'Convenience' Fee Is Harsh, Unfriendly and Wrongheaded" Techland 12/30
  • "TVs are top CE energy user" TG Daily 12/30
  • "Amazon Democratizes Supercomputing: Got a big question? Willing to spend $1,279 an hour?" Technology Review 12/30
  • "When Will LG's 84-Inch 4K TV Go Mainstream? Maybe Never" PCWorld 12/30
  • "The best game of the year" [Video Report] MSNBC 12/30
  • "10 Ways to Clean Up Your PC and Digital Life Before the New Year" PC Magazine 12/30
  • "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 12/30
  • "How a Montreal company won the race to build the world's cheapest tablet" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 12/30
  • "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 12/30
  • "Tech 2011: Biggest News Stories of the Year" Wired 12/30
  • "2011: Biggest tech stories of the year" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12/30
  • "RIM's Share of the U.S. Smartphone Market Slips Again" AllThingsD 12/30
  • "Windows 8 tablets: Microsoft's 'think different' moment has arrived" Tech.Blorge 12/30
  • "If HTML5 Kills the Blog Format, I Won't Shed a Tear" ReadWriteWeb 12/30
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iGreetingCard Comes - Blessing Conveys" prMac 9:12 PM
  • "iGreetingCard Comes - Blessing Conveys" prMac 9:12 PM
  • "Real Fireworks App Featured on iTunes and Now 50% Off on New Year's Eve" prMac 2:28 PM
  • "BMW Magazine now available on iPad" Rush Lane 10:42 AM
  • "Student Releases Electrode - Physics-Based Game for iPhone/iPod touch" prMac 10:39 AM
  • "Physics Game Troll Blaster available for Free During the Holiday Season" prMac 10:39 AM
  • "Pinky the Star for iOS - New Motivational eBook For Young Girls" prMac 10:39 AM
  • "A 3D Speedometer App to monitor your iPhone health" prMac 10:39 AM
  • "OmNom Apps Releases Anagram Twist: Classic Jumbling and Unscrambling Fun" prMac 10:39 AM
  • "MaCai Software Announces Trends and Tycoons for iPad, iPhone, and iPod" prMac 10:39 AM
  • "FastCalc 1.6 for iOS - Pocket Calculator Features Large, Swipeable Keys" prMac 10:39 AM
  • "Your life is unique: Record it uniquely with My Video Diary for iOS" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "NIWO Software Releases NIWO Postmark API - A Set of Realbasic Classes" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "New iBook: Buffalo Airways - Diamonds, DC-3s and Buffalo Joe McBryan" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "Learning how to count is a straight-up party with Number Fiesta for iOS" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "Introducing TearArt: Only on the App Store" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "Keep a Diary of your Life's Journey with MyiStory for iOS" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "Get your App Reviewed - Review Roster" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "Audium 1.0.5 - The Beautiful Music Player for iOS - Improved and Updated" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "A Gift That Can Last A Lifetime - Life Inventory for Apple Devices" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "New Aesop's Fables Audio Storybook iPhone/iPad App For Kids" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "iRelay! for iOS - Everything You Expect From Photo Sharing App and More" prMac 10:38 AM
  • "Quick Tutorial on How to Gift Apps: Apple iOS Apps and Android Apps" prMac 10:37 AM
  • "Lingibli Makes A Language Learning Lab Out Of Your House" prMac 10:37 AM
  • "Easy photo editing software VeprIT Photo Sense - 30% Christmas discount" prMac 10:37 AM
  • "Autoweek Mag App for iPhone Built by PixelMags Named by Apple as Top App" prMac 10:37 AM
  • "Newly Re-Imagineered - Disney at Work: Magic Kingdom" prMac 10:37 AM
  • "Six exciting new children's BookApps by Touchoo - to warm up the season" prMac 10:37 AM
  • "Feed the Monster Kids iPhone Game App Update" prMac 10:37 AM
  • "Jingle Booth for iPhone - High-Quality Photo Frame App for the Holidays" prMac 10:36 AM
  • "App of the Day: Times Square Official New Year's Eve Ball App - 2012 (iPhone)" Pocket-lint 9:55 AM
  • "Get ready to party with Apple's New Year's Eve free music download" Macworld UK 9:52 AM
  • "Text-analysis Tools Highlight Phraseology iOS Text Editor" PCWorld 9:47 AM
  • "The New York Times Election 2012: News, opinion, polls and live election night results. From The Times and other top sources around the Web. It's the best campaign coverage anywhere, all in one app." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:33 AM
  • "Kaenaa Corp releases Hungry Yogi game for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad" prMac 9:16 AM
  • "New Year, New Apps - Apps for Homeschooling Celebrates, iTunes Giveaway" prMac 9:16 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Windows Phone Leaks, ASP.NET Vulnerability Marked Microsoft Week" eWeek 11:18 AM
  • "Microsoft: IE 9 now top browser on Windows 7-loaded computers" GMA News 11:17 AM
  • "Microsoft set to announce LTE-based WP7 Nokia Ace at CES: report" Hindustan Times 11:17 AM
  • "Microsoft patches dangerous web flaw in double time: Denial of service hole closed" Techworld 11:18 AM
  • "Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony all pull support from SOPA - sort of" Strategy Informer 11:16 AM
  • "Microsoft Corporation Sets Off App Competition" eMoneyDaily 11:16 AM
  • "Spam Scheme Posing as Microsoft Lottery Circulating Online" SPAMfighter 11:16 AM
  • "How to Enable App Purchases for your Children's Windows Phones" MobilityMinded 11:15 AM
  • "HP investors do not need a muckracking lawsuit over sex claims against ex-boss" The Independent 2:56 PM
  • "Cannes do! Jodie films raunchy romp: Jodie Fisher — whose sex harassment claims brought down former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd — may have spent some of the $1 million-plus in hush money Hurd paid her on a documentary-style film about her wild trip to the French Riviera with two gal pals." New York Post 3:03 PM
  • "Sending tweets skyward: Balloons and HP's festive campaign" ZDNet 11:09 AM
  • "Even a Giant Can Learn to Run: Because it has become so consistently successful, I.B.M. is almost boring." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 3:31 PM
  • "Intel Outperformed Tech in 2011. How Does 2012 Look?" [Video Report] The Motley Fool 1:05 PM
  • "Intel Medfield developer tablet picked up for $50" TechShout 11:10 AM
  • "SOPA: Who's in and who's out?" Engadget 12:56 PM
  • "Digit's Top Ten Trends of 2012" ThinkDigit 11:14 AM
  • "Why tablets will usurp laptops in 2012" [Slideshow] ZDNet UK 10:50 AM
  • "Forecast for 2012: A Cloud-y Kind of Year/For tech stocks, 2012 will be all about the cloud. Plus, Intel strikes back." Barron's 1:04 PM
  • "Hackers Said to be Planning to Launch Own Satellites to Combat Censorship" PCWorld 12:46 PM
  • "Hottest tech toys in works for 2012" CBS News 10:58 AM
  • "Google, Facebook, Twitter help revelers ring in new year" PCWorld 12:50 PM
  • "Google Doodle wishes world Happy New Year with YouTube video of 2011" Metro 11:27 AM
  • "New Year's Google Doodle Rings in 2012" PC Magazine 10:56 AM
  • "Google doodle celebrates the New Year" Crave @ CNET 10:47 AM
  • "Here's How Hackers Plan On Getting Around That Internet Censorship Bill" Business Insider 10:54 AM
  • "Is Technology Really Getting More Affordable?" Technorati 10:57 AM
  • "Viewpoint: Samsung risks following Sony and IBM's slide" BBC 10:47 AM
  • "LG bringing Intel smart phone to CES?" Crave @ CNET 10:47 AM
  • "Week in review: Android fragmentation, Windows Phone, and raising Venice" Ars Technica 10:35 AM
  • "2011 Technology Related Successes and Failures" PadGadget 11:15 AM
  • "The worst tech of 2011" PC Pro [Free Registration Required] 11:07 AM
  • "2011's biggest stories" BGR 10:56 AM
  • "Freight Train Kept A-Rollin': 2011 was the year of Android." TechCrunch 9:46 AM
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Apple News
  • "IBM, Apple and Vodafone Among This Asset Manager's Top Quarterly Tech Stocks" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 10:41 PM
  • "Verizon, Apple: Hot Trends" TheStreet 12/30
Industry News
  • "Dow Ends Year of Tumult Up 6%: Top Investors Stumble, but Strong 4th Quarter Pushes Blue Chips Into the Black; S&P Is Flat" [Paid Membership Required] 1:04 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia watches for Aeon results, factory data" MarketWatch 12:54 PM
  • "The Tech Trends of 2012: Why Emerging Markets Are Saving Your Portfolio" The Motley Fool 3:27 PM
  • "U.S. stocks end mixed year with a whimper/2011: Dow up 5.5%; S&P 500 flat and Nasdaq off 1.8%" MarketWatch 12/30
  • "S&P 500 Misses 2011 Gain by a Hair; Dow Rises 5.5% on Year" TheStreet 12/30
  • "Stocks finish rocky year like it never happened" CNNMoney 12/30
  • "Stocks Slip; S&P Holds Slim 2011 Gain" FOXBusiness 12/30
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall, Leaving S&P 500 Virtually Unchanged for Year" Bloomberg 12/30
  • "Dow Logs Gain in Volatile 2011; S&P Ends Flat" CNBC 12/30
  • "Dow Gains 5.5% in 2011, as S&P Ends Flat" [Paid Membership Required] 12/30
  • "Stocks set for 2011's finish" CNNMoney 12/30
  • "Canada stocks rise, but end the year down 11%" MarketWatch 12/30
  • "Asian Shares End Dismal Year With Gains" [Paid Membership Required] 12/30
  • "European Stocks Climb to Two-Month High, Paring Annual Retreat" Bloomberg 12/30
  • "Europe Markets: European shares tumble 11% in tough year/Post modest gains in final session of 2011 as Spain makes new cuts" MarketWatch 12/30
  • "World markets end tough year on high note" CNNMoney 12/30
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 12/30
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12/30
  • "2011 tech stocks review and outlook/Commentary: Handicapping tech stocks next year" MarketWatch 12/30
  • "2012 Sector Preview: How to Play Tech Stocks" [Video Report] Breakout 12/30
  • "7 Tech Stocks Investors Should Prepare To Buy Cheap In 2012" Seeking Alpha 12/30

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