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Thursday Highlights: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman hears long-anticipated AirPower wirless charger will hit store shelves in September, delay due to "technical hurdles"; Ben Lovejoy thinks Apple's recent habit of pre-announcing products hurts company more than consumers—reports and opinions in our Apple/Macintosh, and Op/Ed sections today; Nir Eyal at Quartz opines the reason Apple, Google don't want us using phones more is to curb harmful behavior, instead creating "healthy habits with [our] digital devices"; Tim Cook explains to Irish Times Apple's commitment to Ireland; Final Cut Pro turns 7 today—reports in our OS X section; Apple part of car consortium to establish digital car key specs for smartphones; Apple adds another original program to show lineup; the honeymoon is over, US Supreme Court rules states may now require online retailers to collect sales tax; CNET thinks Logitech Crayon so good Apple should copy it.

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  • "No. 1 Story: The year of the iPad 3 has begun – with no iPad 3 yet" iTWire 9:27 AM
  • "Is facial recognition Apple's next big innovation refinement?"  NewsPress 9:53 AM
  • "10 resolutions Apple should make for 2012"  BetaNews 9:58 AM
  • "Apple and the Year Ahead" Macworld 12/31
  • "Apple in 2012 - predictions: What to expect from Apple in 2012" Macworld 12/31
  • "Macworld Feature: Apple in 2011/We reflect on a year to remember" Macworld UK 12/31
  • "Why Sir Jony but not Sir Steve/Two reasons: Jobs' birthplace and, reportedly, a speaking invitation he blew off in 2009"  Fortune 12/31
  • "A look at Apple's design successes under Jonathan Ive" The Drum 12/31
  • "Inside Apple's 2011: Steve Jobs' achievements, battles and crises" AppleInsider 12/31
  • "Ex-Genius: Apple No Longer Values Retail Staffers"  ifoAppleStore 12/31
  • "Apple Store may be coming to Masonville Mall in London, Ontario" iLadies 12/31
  • "Ten years later, Windows XP still dominates the Web: And in the Apple market, Lion is still trailing two-year-old Snow Leopard" Fortune 10:52 AM
  • "Inside Apple's 2011: iOS, Apps & iCloud" AppleInsider 12/30
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers" MacFixIt 12/30
  • "Airphones Fix for Lion" YouTube 12/31
  • "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 12/31
  • "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
  • "Newly 2D to 3D Converter for Mac Released By E-PDF" prMac 9:48 PM
  • "Create HD Slideshow and Play on HDTV with HD Slideshow Maker for Mac" prMac 9:48 PM
  • "Red/System Language Gets OS X, ARM, Android Backends" OSNews 2:23 PM
  • "Login HD - The app that should secure every Mac this Christmas - Updated" prMac 9:44 AM
  • "Doremisoft Officially Upgrade Mac SWF Converter for All popular device" prMac 12/31
  • "Doremisoft DVD Creator For Mac OSX Lion Is Now Available" prMac 12/31
  • "Newly MXF File Converter for Mac Released By iLifesoft" prMac 12/31
  • "The Latest New Year Deal for DVD Converter on Mac is Coming" prMac 12/31
  • "RB Package Maker Studio 2.5 for OS X - Tools for Real Studio Developers" prMac 12/31
  • "EasyCloud 1.4 for OS X - Perfect Complement to iCloud on OS X and iOS" prMac 12/31
  • "Super Swap! Puzzle Game Explodes Into the Mac App Store" prMac 12/31
  • "Dolly Drive Launches Family Plan for multi-Mac Online Backup" prMac 12/31
  • "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
  • "Apple's App Store Approval Team Rejects Steve Jobs Tribute Calendar App" App Advice 10:49 AM
  • "Apple Fighting Installous By Sending 'Take Down' Notices" CydiaHelp 12:00 PM
  • "PostSecret shuts down iPhone App due to abusive posts" CNET News 4:24 PM
  • "Apple's Steve Jobs immortalised as sixth-scale action figure" Courier Mail 9:50 AM
  • "Apps to kickstart your New Year's resolutions" TUAW 2:21 PM
  • "Edit your Christmas pics with Snapseed, free today" Macworld UK 10:55 AM
  • "Student designer secures investment for iPhone app Summly" ZDNet 2:48 PM
  • "Apps for Apes: Orangutan Outreach asks Apple for help" The Verge 7:06 PM
  • "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 12/31
  • "Apple designer becomes Sir Jonathan Ive in New Year Honours" Telegraph 12/31
  • "Arise, Sir Jony: Apple designer Ive is knighted" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12/31
  • "Queen knights Apple design chief Sir Jonathan Ive in New Year's honours list" ZDNet 12/31
  • "Jony Ive knighted in New Year honour's list" Pocket-lint 12/31
  • "It's Now Sir Jonathan Ive" Wired 12/31
  • "Ipod design master from London made Knight by Queen" London 24 12/31
  • "Brit Apple Designer 'Thrilled' At Knighthood" Sky News 12/31
  • "Apple's Jonathan Ive 'absolutely thrilled' over Knighthood" Mac.Blorge 12/31
  • "Apple: The First Original iPhone and iPad" dani2xll 12/31
  • "Gearing up for an app-friendly New Years celebration" Appolicious 12/31
  • "The Official New Year's Eve Ball App Lets You Join the Times Square Party From Your Phone" Gizmodo 12/31
  • "Local men launch iPhone game with the help of Kickstarter funding" Online Athens 12/31
  • "Is that an iPad there, Michele? Bachmann uses Apple tablet to read speech despite criticising Obama for having teleprompter" Daily Mail (UK) 12/31
  • "This Is One Ridiculously Over-The-Top iPhone Camera Case" Gizmodo 12/31
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Hones Its Advertising Message, Playing to Emotions" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:30 PM
  • "Google pulls one Siri clone Android app, leaves another" Electronista 12/31
  • "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] 12/31
  • "Celebrities may temper Twitter comments after 2011 blunders" Reuters 12/31
  • "Facebook hands out White Hat debit cards to hackers" CNET News 12/31
  • "Latest Phishing Scams Target Users of New Christmas Gadgets" eWeek 12/31
  • "Christmas gifts, does product price make it suck? plus more! (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 12/31
  • "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
  • "Tech Talk News: Purported Parts For Apple's 'iPad 3' Suggest 30-pin Dock Connector Will Remain" In Flex We Trust 9:46 AM
  • "Rumors swirl about iPad 3" Helium 9:51 AM
  • "Apple TV Hacked to Run iOS Apps at Full Screen" MacRumors 9:24 AM
  • "Jailbreakers hack iOS on Apple TV to run full-screen iPad apps" AppleInsider 9:23 AM
  • "iOS apps shown running on Apple TV at 720p in new video demo" Engadget 2:15 PM
  • "The 2011 iPhone 5 Rumor Collection And Prediction Wrap Up" MobileMag 9:47 PM
  • "Apple iPad 3 Rumor-Mill Gearing Up" eWeek 12/31
  • "Apple iPad 3 expected features and specs rumors | A6, Siri, HDMI, Retina Display" Tech Reign 12/31
  • "LTE iPhone 5 Could See Release Delay if Infrastructure Not Reliable" Only Kent 12/31
  • "Apple working on facial recognition for mobiles" Bloomberg 12/31
  • "Apple TV iOS applications now running natively at fullscreen 720p resolution in developer port" 9 to 5 Mac 12/31
  • "Developers finally bring iOS apps to Apple TV, but it's a work in progress" The Next Web 12/31
  • "Apple TV hack now running iPad-sized apps" Electronista 12/31
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Snapseed (Top Photo Editing App Of 2011) For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 12/31
  • "RTT Modern Strike For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 12/31
  • "XenoCube HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For $0.99 (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 12/31
  • "Radio Shack is offering the iPhone 4S with a $50 instant discount, available December 31st only" GadgeTell 12/31
  • "Save $50 on the iPhone 4S today only at RadioShack stores" 9 to 5 Mac 12/31
  • "Best Buy iPhone 4 one-on-one deal still open" TechShout 12/31
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -15 Inch Models -Prices Up To $309 Off Current Machines" MacReviewZone 12/31
  • "Apple Mac Pro Buyer's Guide -12 & 8 Core Models... Save Up To $530 On Current Machines" MacReviewZone 12/31
  • "Mac mini Buyer's Guide -Up to $150 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 12/31

  • "AOC e1649Fwu Portable USB Monitor: A good match for your MacBook" TUAW 7:03 PM
  • "Pogoplug Series 4 NAS: Streaming And Sharing Easier Than Ever, But Still Not Perfect [Review] Cult of Mac 7:06 PM
  • "Isaacson's biography of Jobs portrays a brilliant but flawed man: Jobs biography is a winner" Fredericksburg 9:43 AM
  • "Review – dBLogic EP-100V Earphones – Protect Your Hearing Without Losing the Music" Mac Edition Radio 12/31
  • "Review: Moonskins Glow-In-The-Dark iPhone Cases" Macenstein 12/31
  • "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
  • "iSource Picks of the Year" iSource 11:09 PM
  • "Best Apps for iPhone, January 2012" APC Magazine 2:15 PM
  • "Apple iPad: 20 useful apps" [Slideshow] TechRepublic 9:26 AM
  • "10 best apps for docked iPads and iPhones/Buying Guide: Useful apps to run while your iOS device is charging" TechRadar UK 9:25 AM
  • "Snapseed review: Snapseed raises the bar for iPad image editors" Macworld UK 10:51 AM
  • "Five Best Drink Mixing Recipe Apps" Lifehacker 10:50 AM
  • "App of the Day: Lumi for iPhone review" Pocket-lint 2:15 PM
  • "Top iOS Apps of 2011" iPodNN 12/31
  • "2011 App Gems Awards: Best iOS Apps of 2011" Macworld 12/31
  • "App Gems: Hall of Fame Apps" PCWorld 12/31
  • "App Gems: Honorable Mentions" PCWorld 12/31
  • "App Gems: Top Productivity Apps" PCWorld 12/31
  • "App Gems: Top Communication Apps" PCWorld 12/31
  • "App Gems: Top News Apps" PCWorld 12/31
  • "App Gems: Top Education Apps" PCWorld 12/31
  • "App Gems: Top Reading Apps" PCWorld 12/31
  • "App Gems: Top Photography Apps" PCWorld 12/31
  • "App Gems: Top Music Apps" PCWorld 12/31
  • "App Gems: Top Games" PCWorld 12/31
  • "Here are some of our favorite apps of 2011" GigaOM 12/31
  • "App Week: Siri comes to Mac, Action Movie FX for iPhone" T3 12/31
  • "Best Flight Tracker Apps for iPhone" TechShout 12/31
  • "Best iPad 2 Protective Case" TechShout 12/31
  • "5 Apps Worth Downloading This Week" Mashable 12/31
  • "Moshi Monsters Make the Leap From the Desktop to iOS" Wired 12/31
  • "Fruit Blast for iOS Is Fun But Imperfect" Wired 12/31
  • "Macworld Feature: Resolutions - Design an iOS app" Macworld UK 12/31
  • "Macworld Feature: Resolutions - Run a blog/website" Macworld UK 12/31
  • "Macworld Feature: Resolutions - Edit a movie" Macworld UK 12/31
  • "Macworld Feature: Resolutions - Learn a language" Macworld UK 12/31
  • "Macworld Feature: Resolutions - Take better photographs" Macworld UK 12/31
  • "Macworld Masterclass: Colours for all/Choosing reliable colours for print, web and iOS" Macworld UK 12/31
  • "Which iPhone should you buy? Buying Guide: How to choose an iPhone and get the best deal for you" TechRadar UK 12/31
  • "Fully Use Your Apple Keyboard in Windows with Apple Wireless Keyboard Helper" Lifehacker 7:07 PM
  • "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
  • "Steve Jobs, technology and education" Examiner 11:08 PM
  • "Siri: Is it as functional as it is recreational?" Tech2 11:06 PM
  • "How would you change Apple's iPhone 4S?" Engadget 11:06 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It will soon be Friday" eXtensions 8:24 PM
  • "Steve Jobs and Japan: A Lifelong Romance" Cult of Mac 2:23 PM
  • "I Predict: Five 2012 predictions for the coming year in apps" Appolicious 2:22 PM
  • "Disruptions: Resolved in 2012: To Enjoy the View Without Help From an iPhone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:15 PM
  • "60beat iPad Gaming Accessory Could Be The iOS Missing Link" TechCrunch 11:59 AM
  • "Watch Steve Jobs In JibJab's 2011 Year In Review Video"  11:52 AM
  • "iPhone alarms work fine on 1/1 and 1/2, if you update iOS" TUAW 2:22 PM
  • "PSA: iPhone alarm clock not working again? Time to update" Engadget 10:51 AM
  • "China's 10 Most Wanted Smartphones - Great News for Android, Not So Much for iPhone" Asia Tech 10:50 AM
  • "Apple of Your Life: How much did Steve Jobs change your life? Totally? Somewhat? Not at all?"  The Hub Magazine 9:49 AM
  • "World should be happy that Steve Jobs wasn't Israeli" Haaretz 9:44 AM
  • "Technology: Year's notable products: the iPhone and a thermostat" Indianapolis Star 9:28 AM
  • "Siam Notes: A Quick New Year Visit" eXtensions 9:15 AM
  • "Apple's new personal assistant, Siri, a hot commodity" Examiner 12/31
  • "In 2012, MacBooks, ultrabooks mix it up" CNET News 12/31
  • "Will 2012 be the year that Apple can afford to think outside the box?" PhoneDog 12/31
  • "Osmos for iPad: TUAW Best of 2011 game winner" TUAW 12/31
  • "MacOS KenDensed: MacOS KenDensed: iOS Rumor Roundup, & the Crook that Stole Christmas" The Mac Observer 12/31
  • "Why I don't buy crippled media files from Apple" vowe dot net 12/31
  • "Galaxy Nexus shames iPhone 4S Siri" BetaNews 12/31
  • "Another Glance Back and Another Look Forward -00:01, 1.1.12 this Side of the World" eXtensions 12/31
  • "Ten Ways Apple Can Help You Bring In The New Year" AppleBitch 12/31
  • "Steve Jobs's Patent War may not be the best approach for Apple" It's a Gadget 12/31
  • "Should Apple Make a Conflict Minerals Free iPhone?"  Forbes 12/31
  • "The Macalope Weekly: The cure for what ails you" Macworld 12/31
  • "Why the Cloud isn't the Internet" More News 12/31
  • "Before the iPhone, Apple's Stunning Phone From 1983"  Slashdot 12/31
  • "iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 and more: The 10 gadgets we can't wait to see next year" Electricpig 12/31
  • "2011 Apple Year In Review [Video] Cult of Mac 12/31
  • "2011 in review: The year's most loved and loathed stories" Macworld 12/31
  • "2011 in review: The year in quotes" Macworld 12/31
  • "From fake Apple stores to WireDoo: 2011's craziest tech stories" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 12/31
  • "Apple 2.0's ten most-read stories of 2011" Fortune 12/31
  • "2011 in review: Macworld's top stories" Macworld 12/31
  • "Week in Apple: onward to 2012 edition!" Ars Technica 12/31
  • "Making Jony Ive a Knight sends UK Gov signal: 2012 is the year of tech" TechCrunch 12/31
  • "Apple has a good Christmas, then gets a lump of coal from Italy" CNET News 12/31
  • "If Android is so hot, why has Java ME overtaken it?" Fortune 9:56 AM
  • "3 Reasons I Won't Leave My BlackBerry For An iPhone" Forbes 12/31
  • "Could RIM Be the Apple of the Next Decade?" [Video Report] The Motley Fool 12/31
  • "Google Pulls 'Official' Siri App from Android Market" PCWorld 12/31
  • "That was quick: Google pulls 'Official' Siri for Android app" The Next Web 12/31
  • "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
  • "Celebrate Beauty in Diversity this Holiday Season with DressApp and Win" prMac 9:44 AM
  • "AroundCal Receives an Update to Version 2.3" prMac 9:44 AM
  • "Chix vs Aliens - Very Addictive Game inspired by Classic Arcade Games" prMac 9:44 AM
  • "FaceMan 3.2 Released - Reinventing the Photo Booth Fun in Your Pocket" prMac 9:43 AM
  • "TimeTours goes to school - TimeTours goes gaming" prMac 9:15 AM
  • "iGreetingCard Comes - Blessing Conveys" prMac 12/31
  • "Real Fireworks App Featured on iTunes and Now 50% Off on New Year's Eve" prMac 12/31
  • "BMW Magazine now available on iPad" Rush Lane 12/31
  • "Student Releases Electrode - Physics-Based Game for iPhone/iPod touch" prMac 12/31
  • "Physics Game Troll Blaster available for Free During the Holiday Season" prMac 12/31
  • "Pinky the Star for iOS - New Motivational eBook For Young Girls" prMac 12/31
  • "A 3D Speedometer App to monitor your iPhone health" prMac 12/31
  • "OmNom Apps Releases Anagram Twist: Classic Jumbling and Unscrambling Fun" prMac 12/31
  • "MaCai Software Announces Trends and Tycoons for iPad, iPhone, and iPod" prMac 12/31
  • "FastCalc 1.6 for iOS - Pocket Calculator Features Large, Swipeable Keys" prMac 12/31
  • "Your life is unique: Record it uniquely with My Video Diary for iOS" prMac 12/31
  • "NIWO Software Releases NIWO Postmark API - A Set of Realbasic Classes" prMac 12/31
  • "New iBook: Buffalo Airways - Diamonds, DC-3s and Buffalo Joe McBryan" prMac 12/31
  • "Learning how to count is a straight-up party with Number Fiesta for iOS" prMac 12/31
  • "Introducing TearArt: Only on the App Store" prMac 12/31
  • "Keep a Diary of your Life's Journey with MyiStory for iOS" prMac 12/31
  • "Get your App Reviewed - Review Roster" prMac 12/31
  • "Audium 1.0.5 - The Beautiful Music Player for iOS - Improved and Updated" prMac 12/31
  • "A Gift That Can Last A Lifetime - Life Inventory for Apple Devices" prMac 12/31
  • "New Aesop's Fables Audio Storybook iPhone/iPad App For Kids" prMac 12/31
  • "iRelay! for iOS - Everything You Expect From Photo Sharing App and More" prMac 12/31
  • "Quick Tutorial on How to Gift Apps: Apple iOS Apps and Android Apps" prMac 12/31
  • "Lingibli Makes A Language Learning Lab Out Of Your House" prMac 12/31
  • "Easy photo editing software VeprIT Photo Sense - 30% Christmas discount" prMac 12/31
  • "Autoweek Mag App for iPhone Built by PixelMags Named by Apple as Top App" prMac 12/31
  • "Newly Re-Imagineered - Disney at Work: Magic Kingdom" prMac 12/31
  • "Six exciting new children's BookApps by Touchoo - to warm up the season" prMac 12/31
  • "Feed the Monster Kids iPhone Game App Update" prMac 12/31
  • "Jingle Booth for iPhone - High-Quality Photo Frame App for the Holidays" prMac 12/31
  • "App of the Day: Times Square Official New Year's Eve Ball App - 2012 (iPhone)" Pocket-lint 12/31
  • "Get ready to party with Apple's New Year's Eve free music download" Macworld UK 12/31
  • "Text-analysis Tools Highlight Phraseology iOS Text Editor" PCWorld 12/31
  • "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] 12/31
  • "Kaenaa Corp releases Hungry Yogi game for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad" prMac 12/31
  • "New Year, New Apps - Apps for Homeschooling Celebrates, iTunes Giveaway" prMac 12/31
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft moves to avoid further drunken shame" Telegraph 9:58 AM
  • "Microsoft: 5 Smart and 5 Dumb Moves the Company Made in 2011" Network World 9:54 AM
  • "Ten years later, Windows XP still dominates the Web" Fortune 10:50 AM
  • "Chrome nears 20% share, IE resumes slide: Microsoft's browser ends 2011 at record low, set to slip below 50% by March" Computerworld 7:07 PM
  • "Success of Windows Phones Changes Playing Field, Battle Now Between Android, iOS and Windows Platform" Mobile Bloom 11:50 AM
  • "Microsoft and Google: Comparing their top 10 official blog posts of 2011" GeekWire 11:51 AM
  • "Pursuit of excellence: How Samuel Palmisano changed IBM" New York Times 11:42 AM
  • "In Flop of H.P. TouchPad, an Object Lesson for the Tech Sector" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:52 PM
  • "HP Folio 13 review" Engadget 11:40 AM
  • "Predictions for the new year – five tech trends for 2012" Techgoondu 11:47 AM
  • "Tech Predictions for 2012: Our analysts step out from behind the PCMag Labs benches to share their predictions for the coming year." PC Magazine 4:01 PM
  • "11 Gadgets To Look For In 2012" EFYTimes 11:49 AM
  • "What to Watch from Five Tech Giants in 2012" PCWorld 9:45 AM
  • "10 techs to watch in 2012" PC Pro [Free Registration Required] 11:40 AM
  • "Facebook lists supported and deprecated SDKs" ZDNet 4:12 PM
  • "Ellison's son is an oracle of movie hits" New York Post 11:52 AM
  • "PlayStation Vita continues to suffer in Japan" The Tokyo Times 11:50 AM
  • "Sony cuts Tablet S price by $100, now starts at $400 for 16GB" Engadget 10:50 AM
  • "Start Fresh With New Year's Day Google Doodle" PC Magazine 4:01 PM
  • "Google Doodle Hard at Work on 2012 Resolutions" PCWorld 9:55 AM
  • "Meizu MX launches to iPhone-like lines, upgraded specs" Electronista 2:22 PM
  • "Meizu MX launches today, lines dotted all over China as usual" Engadget 9:44 AM
  • "China Issues Rules on Web Competition" [Paid Membership Required] 12:06 PM
  • "Tech Comes To The Real World" TechCrunch 4:09 PM
  • "Are you hooked on gadgets? Then it's time you went on a digital diet: We need less electro-chatter and more thoughtful, face-to-face conversation" The Independent 3:56 PM
  • "Text Messaging Is in Decline in Some Countries" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:55 PM
  • "The 'Cable Guy' Now a Network Specialist" Slashdot 11:56 AM
  • "The Mobile Gaming Mavens on their New Year's Resolutions" PocketGamer 11:48 AM
  • "If Android is so hot, why has Java ME overtaken it?" Fortune 9:56 AM
  • "Passwords to become fossils by 2017?" ZDNet 10:51 AM
  • "It's 2012 Already So Where Are All The Jetsons Flying Cars" TechCrunch 3:47 PM
  • "4 Facebook Security Tips to Stay Safe in 2012" CIO 9:55 AM
  • "10 cloud startups to watch in 2012" GigaOM 9:51 AM
  • "10 technology flops of 2011" Laptop 3:59 PM
  • "2011 in Review: The 52 Lamest Moments in Tech" Technologizer 9:50 AM
  • "Founder And Former CEO Of Lands $1.5M For 'Grokr'" TechCrunch 4:09 PM
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Apple News
  • "Apple's Stock Shames World Stock Index's for 2011" Examiner 11:09 PM
  • "An Easy Strategy For Hedging 2011 Apple Gains" Forexpros 9:27 AM
  • "IBM, Apple and Vodafone Among This Asset Manager's Top Quarterly Tech Stocks" Wall St. Cheat Sheet 12/31
  • "Verizon, Apple: Hot Trends" TheStreet 12/30
Industry News
  • "Stocks: Volatility sign flashing red" CNNMoney 12:05 PM
  • "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] 12/31
  • "Asia Markets: Asia watches for Aeon results, factory data" MarketWatch 12/31
  • "The Tech Trends of 2012: Why Emerging Markets Are Saving Your Portfolio" The Motley Fool 12/31
  • "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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