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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, January 3, 2012
 

 

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Wednesday Highlights: Micah Singleton at Daily Dot asks what the next big thing is given the latest iPad isn't it despite being best tablet on market; Apple Pay debuted on Tuesday and CNN cautions users to check bank accounts as some customers seeing double charges; PC Magazine looks at Apple Pay and the promise of cashless society, but warns it won't be secure and safe; Apple SVP, Eddy Cue, proven right that Apple has "lot of work to do" regarding Apple Pay; Apple said to launch rewards program for Apple Pay this holiday season; Tim Cook spending face-time with vice premiere of China over iCloud phishing attack; Quartz probes why the Mac sales record for Q4 2014 occurred, while Peter Cohen asks if momentum can be sustained; Apple opens service allowing companies to self-list on Apple Maps; Macworld reviews Photoshop Elements 13; Yosemite's Instant Hotspot feature reviewed at AppleInsider; iOS 8.1 has been jailbroken by the Pangu team in China, reports in our Hardware/Software section; Engadget review says new iMac Retina screen is worth the price of entry; Bare Feats shootout between 5K iMac and Quad-core Macs; iPad Air 2 reviews from John Gruber, New York Times, CNET, others in our Reviews section; Ars Technica reviews iOS 8.1.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple Loses Bid to Keep Software Information Under Seal" ["The ruling came in Apple's copyright-infringement lawsuit against Psystar Corp., a maker of Macintosh computer clones that was barred in 2009 by Alsup from selling copies of Apple's operating system or products that circumvent technologies that control access to the software."] Bloomberg 9:41 PM
  • "How Apple won the West (and lost the world): Android, even RIM and Java, taste victory" The Register 11:06 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: iPad pricing to change tablet game"  DigiTimes 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Working on $299 iPad" PadGadget 8:26 AM
  • "With iPad 3 launch, will Apple drop lowest iPad 2 price to $299 -- or lower?" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "Rumored three iPad model lineup could cut entry price to $299" CNET News 1:18 PM
  • "Kindle Fire Cut Into iPad Sales, Analyst Says" PCWorld 1:18 PM
  • "Who is Little Miss Tablet? Samsung accused of acting up in battle with Apple" Sydney Morning Herald 1:11 PM
  • "Apple accused of starving French reseller of hot stock: Apple squeezed supplies to a top reseller and used its own retail stores to gain an unfair competitive advantage, claims a French shop chain that is taking Apple to court in Paris."  Channel Register 8:54 AM
OS X
News
  • "Insync targets Dropbox with new file-syncing service" Macworld 11:15 AM
  • "Insync: 'It's OK to cheat on Dropbox'" ZDNet 3:34 PM
  • "What's coming in Firefox 11" Download 3:54 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Hack Allows PowerPC Macs to Access Flash 11 Content" Low End Mac 3:58 PM
  • "Data Recovery Guru Erased File Recovery for OS X - Applelinks Review" Applelinks 8:49 AM
  • "CloseTheDoor on unwanted network connections" BetaNews 11:08 AM
  • "Clean out Launchpad completely" Macworld 1:18 PM
  • "Get Rid Of The Mac Startup Chime [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 10:44 AM
  • "Show the Dock in Full Screen Apps in Mac OS X Lion" OS X Daily 8:31 AM
  • "OS X Lion: Adding Custom Messages to the Login Window" The Mac Observer 8:58 AM
Op/Ed
  • "Searching for Beethoven: The iTunes HitchClassical Listening Made Easier/Digital music files and iTunes may have made it easy to get even obscure pieces of classical music, but fans of the genre are far from ecstatic." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:24 PM
  • "Updated Lion discussion includes notes from Sal Soghoian and others about AppleScript/Apple Events; some international language improvements; and more about window management, Save As vs. Duplicate, Dropbox and customization for different users." MacInTouch 3:57 PM
  • "Apple Mail has design flaw and bug" IT.Enquirer 8:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "BioWare 'Looking' at Mac Version of Star Wars: The Old Republic" The Mac Observer 6:36 PM
  • "NetSpot is a free app for Mac users, which allows collecting, visualizing and analyzing Wi-Fi data using any MacBook. It lets you conduct a wireless site (WLAN) survey of almost any complexity without the need of purchasing high cost specific hardware as it was before." NetSpot Software 1:39 PM
  • "Spiderweb Releases New Avernum, Avadon Desktop Art" Inside Mac Games 9:01 AM
  • "Star Wars: The Old Republic Mac Version In Consideration" Inside Mac Games 9:01 AM
  • "iFunia Video Converter HD Comes to the Mac App Store" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Zoom It for OS X: View Screen Through a Magnifying Glass Whenever Needed" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Vitamin-R 1.76 adds built-in visual notifications" prMac 8:15 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "iWant! Apple stalk TV deal for Premier League"  Daily Mail (UK) 9:43 PM
  • "Apple Interested in Bidding for English Premier League Streaming Rights?" MacRumors 9:43 PM
  • "What would make Apple's NYC event interesting: Bloomberg/What if Apple turned the iPad into an easy-to-use front end for real-time financial data?" Fortune 8:25 AM
  • "Apple Event Could Spotlight Jobs's iTextbook Vision" AllThingsD 6:34 PM
  • "Rumor: Apple iBooks Event in New York This Month" Wired 8:22 AM
  • "Apple To Reveal Big Cloud News In NYC? App Store chief Eddy Cue said to host January event, at which the company may unveil new digital media services." InformationWeek 10:45 AM
  • "Report: Apple To Hold Event In NYC. Publishing, Advertising In The Mix?" mocoNews 8:33 AM
  • "Apple January event to focus on publishing, iBooks, Report says" CNET News 8:26 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly Holding Media Event in New York Later This Month" Techland 8:31 AM
  • "Some 6.5 Million People Found Angry Birds in Their Stockings" AllThingsD 1:11 PM
  • "Happy App Year: Downloads Pass 1 Billion/Week, U.S. Way Ahead Of The Rest" mocoNews 8:32 AM
  • "Apps downloads hit record high in last week of December" BBC 8:24 AM
  • "Apple iOS and Google Android Enjoy An Appy New Year" Forbes 9:42 PM
  • "iOS, Android App Downloads Top 1.2 Billion in One Week" The Mac Observer 9:10 AM
  • "iPad sales slip as Kindle Fire sales surge" VentureBeat 3:02 PM
  • "Kindle Fire burned up some holiday iPad sales" CNET News 3:54 PM
  • "Atari applying legal strong arm to developers" GamesIndustry [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:19 AM
  • "Developer Sells iPhone App On eBay, Starting Price: $1" TechCrunch 1:05 PM
  • "With no passport on hand, Canadian flashes iPad scan to get into U.S." The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 2:51 PM
  • "Canada-US border crossed by man using iPad as ID" BBC 6:35 PM
  • "Arise, Sir Jony of Apple" TheStreet 6:11 PM
  • "Apple iPhone and iPad design guru Jony Ive receives knighthood" V3 8:21 AM
  • "Recreate your favorite Apple events with this Steve Jobs action figure" Digital Trends 8:18 AM
  • "Apple to Celebrate Year of the Dragon with January 6th Shopping Event" MacTrast 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Retail Outlets in the Other Bangkok" eXtensions 8:57 AM
  • "LeBron James kits out unKnwn with 45 iPads" FairerPlatform 2:21 PM
  • "Siri Tells London Boy To 'Shut The (Bleep) Up"  iPhone Savior 10:53 AM
  • "'Blue Busters': Apple's 'Ghostbusters' Spoof From 1984" AdWeek 8:19 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "USA Today Becomes Latest Publisher To Embrace Kindle Fire With Custom App" mocoNews 1:18 PM
  • "Asus customers grumble over Transformer Prime lock" ZDNet UK 1:00 PM
  • "Samsung Upgrades Galaxy Ace With More Memory, Faster Processor" IDG News Service 11:38 AM
  • "Rambus Shares Soar After Lifting 4Q Sales Forecast" FOXBusiness 10:40 AM
  • "Fortune's guide to the future: Supercomputers that fit in the palm of your hand. Meat that grows in labs. Foldable cars. Solar power -- from space. Welcome to the year 2022. It's not your grandfather's future. Let Fortune be your guide." Fortune 10:39 AM
  • "Wendi Deng spoof account throws doubt on Twitter's verification system" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:34 AM
  • "Google tops $650 for first time since Jan. 2008" MarketWatch 1:25 PM
  • "Google Plus user base growing by population of Glasgow every day: Paul Allen, the founder of Ancestry.com, says Google's social network will hit 400 million users next year." Techworld 12:44 PM
  • "MAME Runs In Google Chrome, Plays All Your Favorite Arcade Games" PCWorld 11:39 AM
  • "Chrome, Firefox Engineers Defend Google, Mozilla Search Deal" eWeek 10:25 AM
  • "Google's Ad Company (Which Isn't Google) Explains What's Up With Those Chrome Ads" AllThingsD 9:45 AM
  • "RIM Co-CEOs May Soon Be Stripped Of Their Chairmen Roles" TechCrunch 12:37 PM
  • "RIM Slashes PlayBook Price, Kicking Off 2012 Tablet Battle" eWeek 10:25 AM
  • "Android Siri Competitor Iris Takes Step Towards Legitimacy With ChaCha" ReadWriteWeb 11:12 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The Portable Podcast, Episode 118" 148Apps 3:35 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Microsoft declares demise of IE6 in U.S." Computerworld 6:12 PM
  • "Apple's iOS grabs 52 percent of mobile browser market" CNET News 8:26 AM
  • "Apple TV hacked to run iPhone and iPad apps" Wired UK 8:21 AM
  • "Apple TV hack shows off iOS apps running at 720p" Stuff.tv 8:18 AM
  • "Hacking toward the ultimate game console" Mac.Blorge 8:57 AM
  • "Intel could release Ivy Bridge-based Xeon chips in spring, provide new processor offerings for Mac Pro lineup" O'Grady's PowerPage 8:32 AM
  • "Apple To Make Passwords Obsolete With New Facial Recognition Patent" Forbes 8:54 AM
  • "The end or new beginning? Mac Pro ship dates slip" Mac.Blorge 2:47 PM
Granted Apple Patents
  • "Apple Wins a Classic Patent for a Video Conferencing iPod Phone" Patently Apple 10:14 AM
  • "Apple Wins Patents for 3D Camera Direction in Motion, MagSafe Connectors and Two Industrial Designs" Patently Apple 10:14 AM
  • "Apple Wins an Original iPhone Patent for Editing Lists and More" Patently Apple 2:21 PM
  • "Patent Involves Sharing Data Between IOS Devices, Macs" MacNews 10:14 AM
  • "Apple Patent Involves Virtualization Of Graphics Resources" MacNews 10:15 AM
  • "Apple Working On Headset With Wired, Wireless Modes" MacNews 10:14 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "iGun Zombie For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:48 AM
  • "DrawRace 2 For iPhone Is $0.99 Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:48 AM
  • "Oldschool Blocks For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:48 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:17 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 9:02 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 9:02 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 9:02 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Steve Jobs: The Crazy Man Who Changed the World" [Book Review]  The Motley Fool 9:57 AM
  • "Air Voltage Qi Chargers review: Charge up your iPhone with the minimum of fuss" Macworld UK 8:33 AM
  • "inMotion iMT630 review: Altec Lansing's portable speaker packs a punch" PC Advisor 8:33 AM
  • "Giant Sparrows review: Give your iPhone a personal touch with these cases" Macworld UK 8:33 AM
  • "Logitech Mini Boombox review: Can Logitech's little Bluetooth speaker live up to the hype and compete with the Jawbone Jambox?" The Verge 3:55 PM
  • "NuStand mini XL for Mac mini review" AppleTell 8:48 AM
  • "Psychonauts Review" Mac|Life 10:51 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "PhatPad Review: Note-taking app combines text, graphics with mixed results" Macworld 8:48 AM
  • "Best interactive iPad books of 2011 for adults" Appolicious 8:34 AM
  • "Skip the gym? You'll pay a penalty: New app helps you focus your intentions by charging you a fee if you don't work out" Baltimore Sun [Free Registration Required] 8:24 AM
  • "Watch Canucks games live on iPhone, iPad" Vancouver Sun 8:22 AM
  • "Tweet Promptly With The Twicon Jailbreak Tweak For iPhone" Redmond Pie 8:31 AM
  • "Phillip Ayliffe's Astrolotease iPhone App Is Fun And Challenging" The Mac Observer 3:35 PM
  • "'Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World' Review - Goofy Adventure Gaming in Portable Form" Touch Arcade 8:36 AM
  • "'SubTub' Review – A Colorful, Challenging Puzzler" Touch Arcade 8:36 AM
  • "Nailed It: A Look At 'Super Crate Box' iOS" Touch Arcade 1:21 PM
  • "Thomas & Friends: Engine Activities – iPad Game Review" PadGadget 8:49 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To Delete iCloud Backups On Your iOS Device [iOS Tip] Cult of Mac 3:02 PM
  • "Making a guitar preset with the Line 6 Pod HD500" The Loop 8:59 AM
Tips
  • "Hiding Newsstand on the iPhone or iPod touch" iLounge 10:45 AM
  • "How to get rid of old hardware responsibly: There are better options for redeploying old hardware than eBay and Craigslist" Macworld 8:45 AM
  • "Daily Tip: How to setup Emoji keyboard shortcuts in iOS 5" TiPb 8:37 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Cassandra -Wednesday Review: The Week in Full Swing" eXtensions 6:40 PM
  • "Google's Marissa Mayer Recommends Apple's Routers" Forbes 6:37 PM
  • "The Subtle Secret to Tablet Triumph/Challengers to the Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL ) iPad keep on coming, like waves of infantry in the trenches of World War I." The Motley Fool 6:37 PM
  • "Romney Is an iPhone: A Gadget Lover's Guide to GOP Candidates" Gizmodo 6:12 PM
  • "Rupert Murdoch Calls Steve Jobs Biography 'Unfair'" The Mac Observer 3:59 PM
  • "Does TouchPad Failure Spell Doom for iPad Competitors?" NewsFactor 1:42 PM
  • "Apple's iMessage Is Saving You Money And You Don't Even Realize It" Business Insider 1:41 PM
  • "Is Apple losing its 'cool factor'?" The Week 1:18 PM
  • "Open Letter To Tim Cook From A Now Former Apple Genius" App Advice 1:18 PM
  • "Nintendo Courting iOS Developers" PadGadget 11:07 AM
  • "Steve Jobs action figure is advertised; will Apple respond?" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 3:36 PM
  • "The Steve Jobs Action Figure Walks Into the Uncanny Valley but Will Anyone Buy Him?" Forbes 10:45 AM
  • "Siri Android Clones Are Laughable At Best" TechCrunch 9:46 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Stockholm syndrome by proxy" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:46 AM
  • "Hospitals Continue to Join iPad Frenzy" PadGadget 9:09 AM
  • "Samsung even steals iPhone ad actress for its Galaxy Tab commercial" Edible Apple 9:03 AM
  • "On moderating expectations for Apple's 2012" TUAW 9:07 AM
  • "My Predictions For 2012: The Mac Laptop" MacNews 9:02 AM
  • "Apple's theft policies in question after it gives a thief a free 'replacement' iPhone" The Next Web 8:49 AM
  • "Kindle Fire Makes Apple Sweat E-Books: Apple's next big announcement will come this month in New York, according to a recent Report that claims the focus will be on media. The news has fueled speculation that Apple's ready to make some big moves in the publishing world. Has the hot-selling Kindle Fire motivated Apple to give e-books an even closer look?" MacNewsWorld 8:27 PM
  • "Apple's January Event" ["Here is what I know from sources involved"]  Clayton Morris 8:25 PM
  • "Will Apple's NYC Event Reveal iTextbooks?" mocoNews 2:50 PM
  • "Apple's iBookstore goes indie in Kindle Flame war"  Computerworld 1:20 PM
  • "Book Some Time For Apple Media Event In January" AppleBitch 11:58 AM
  • "Can Apple Make iBooks Match for Books?" Kirkville 8:46 AM
  • "$299 iPad 2 Would Upend Tablet Market but it's Unlikely" PCWorld 11:59 AM
  • "Is A $299 iPad on the Horizon?" Cult of Mac 9:36 AM
  • "iPad 3 for $299 ... no, and here's why"  ZDNet 8:55 AM
  • "$299 iPad 2 seen shaking up tablet market, Amazon's Kindle Fire" AppleInsider 8:49 AM
  • "Will iPad 3 Sport a Sharper Image?"  MacNewsWorld 8:46 AM
  • "Apple Ignores iPhone 4S Audio Problem, Faces Backlash" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "Is Apple's 2012 iPad line aimed at every budget?"  GigaOM 8:47 AM
  • "Apple's next two years: Will there be an iPad high-low strategy?" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "Apple pushing publishing at its next event? It should be." GigaOM 9:37 AM
  • "Apple vs. Amazon: Plot thickens with Reports of iBooks event" GeekWire 8:48 AM
  • "Apple to conquer connected TVs? Steady on, lad: Report of telly kit success misses the mark"  The Register 8:23 AM
Non-Apple
  • "The Siren Call of PC Laptop Prices" Low End Mac 3:58 PM
  • "Is liquid cooling right for your datacenter?" ZDNet 12:58 PM
  • "The Swift Rise And Sad Fall Of The Asus Transformer Prime Android Tablet" TechCrunch 12:36 PM
  • "6 things every IT person should know" InfoWorld 10:42 AM
  • "10 programming languages that could shake up IT" InfoWorld 10:42 AM
  • "Mass Playbook price cut underscores RIM trouble" TG Daily 12:46 PM
  • "A new chair(wo)man for RIM? About time" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:40 AM
  • "Straighten up your Timeline, or Facebook will do it for you" Detroit Free Press 10:22 AM
  • "Cloud computing: why all of the vehemence?" ZDNet 12:58 PM
  • "Cloud Computing Buyers Demand More, Survey Finds" InformationWeek 10:03 AM
  • "Semiconductors Hit By Floods, Economy, But Growth Expected" PC Magazine 11:29 AM
  • "Up Close With the Next Generation of Tablet Users" AllThingsD 9:45 AM
  • "Why is Chrome beating IE? Watch the TV commercials" ZDNet 12:57 PM
  • "Google Chrome Finishes 2011 With 19% Browser Share" eWeek 10:25 AM
  • "4 big moves Google should make in 2012" Mashable 10:11 AM
  • "2012: The Year of Security" ZDNet 12:58 PM
  • "5 major changes facing the Internet in 2012: Its biggest-ever technical upgrade and policymaking milestones could lead to monumental changes in the Internet this year" Network World 10:42 AM
  • "Mobile 2012: More coming than just the 'iPad 3'/Two massive industry shakeups, a reworked Android ecosystem, and more are on the horizon" InfoWorld 10:42 AM
  • "Technology Predictions of 2012" [Video Report] MarketWatch 9:46 AM
  • "2012: Nine business tech predictions" ZDNet 12:59 PM
  • "5 Business Tech Trends You Need to Watch" TheStreet 9:35 AM
  • "Is Google Paying Bloggers to Write Garbage Content?" OSNews 10:53 AM
  • "The Northern Spy: A Measure Of Health?" MacNews 8:59 AM
  • "RIM's latest irrational Playbook moment" Tech.Blorge 8:58 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "New Samsung audio docks support both iPhone and Galaxy S" CNET Reviews 8:27 PM
  • "Pull to Dismiss Tweak Hides Your iPhone's Keyboard by Swiping Down" Lifehacker 3:49 PM
  • "iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Untethered Jailbreak to Be Released Next Week" iDownload Blog 2:51 PM
  • "5 Apps for talking to a man about buying a horse" TUAW 2:50 PM
  • "iPhone 4S & iPad 2 Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 Coming As Soon As Next Week" OS X Daily 2:49 PM
  • "Velocomp Introduces iBike POWERHOUSE for iPhone/iPod touch" Thomas PR 1:19 PM
  • "iPhone apps for presidential primary and caucus season" GigaOM 1:19 PM
  • "CloudOn – Microsoft Office® On Your iPad" RazorianFly 8:49 AM
  • "Adam Lashinsky's look 'Inside Apple' will be released on January 25th" 9 to 5 Mac 8:49 AM
  • "LockLauncher: Launch Up to 9 Apps From Your Lock Screen" iDownload Blog 8:46 AM
  • "Cheeseman released for iOS" prMac 8:48 AM
  • "Squiggles - Paint and image app for iPhone - 80% off for limited time" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Newest Walt Disney World iPhone App Makes Going to the Parks Easy" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Make sure your kids fully learn about the human skeleton w/ D. Bones" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Doraemon Fishing 2 is to be released on January 10, 2012" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "MetroTimer 2.0 Free for iOS - The Most Accurate Metronome App for iOS" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Face/Off: iPhone app for making a new version of yourself or anyone else" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Sanwa Supply Rolls Out Micro Projector For iPhone 4/4S" TechCrunch 8:13 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Research delves into economics: Kinect, cloud, Windows Phone among other big research focus areas for Microsoft" Network World 11:43 AM
  • "Microsoft relief as XP to Windows 7 migration accelerates: Windows 7 to capture 50 percent of market before Windows 8 launch later this year" Computerworld 12:44 PM
  • "Users are finally getting rid of Windows XP" TG Daily 12:46 PM
  • "Windows Phone: Is Relief in Sight? The latest numbers show Microsoft's mobile market share continues to sink, but a leaked Windows Phone roadmap raises some reason for hope." InfoWorld 11:38 AM
  • "Windows Phone roadmap leak reveals Apollo update for Q4 2012" V3 12:52 PM
  • "Microsoft's cloud roadmap for 2012: What's on tap" ZDNet 12:58 PM
  • "Microsoft ships emergency .NET fix to thwart hash table collision attacks" ZDNet 12:58 PM
  • "Time runs out on Microsoft smart watches" MSNBC 11:03 AM
  • "HP-Cisco Networking Rivalry To Intensify: As cloud computing, consumerization, and mobility boost demands on enterprise networks, HP and Cisco will escalate their battle to supply the IT infrastructure." InformationWeek 1:50 PM
  • "Glimpse of HP laptop to come: the Spectre" CNET 1:48 PM
  • "CES 2012 preview: Ultrabook from HP coming to CES?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:54 PM
  • "Rometty takes over at IBM" ZDNet UK 1:00 PM
  • "Ginni Rometty: Stick to Your Deal" Forbes 1:43 PM
  • "IBM Eats Its Own Social Dog Food: Big Blue's social business VP details how IBM Connections fuels the company's 500,000 users with social capabilities and a social media mindset." InformationWeek 10:41 AM
  • "IBM Lands $2.6B Spanish Bank Outsourcing Deal: IBM research centers also will feed social media and cloud computing innovations to bank's IT staff." InformationWeek 10:03 AM
  • "Oracle VM whips rowdy virtual machines into submission: Just in time for the holidays and giving techies an excuse to stay out of the kitchen and be helpful, Oracle unwrapped updates to its Oracle VM implementation of the Xen hypervisor for x86 servers and the alternative VirtualBox hypervisor for x86-based PCs and servers." The Register 12:48 PM
  • "Intel: Barclays Cuts to Hold, Sees 'Pause' in Shares" Barron's 1:44 PM
  • "Web Watch: Intel Pushes Its Ultrabook Concept" Minyanville 9:56 AM
  • "Intel to announce 40 new server processors in 1H12" DigiTimes 10:23 AM
  • "Intel's Ultrabook Push Coming to CES" WSJ Blogs 9:38 AM
  • "Intel tells data centre managers to turn up the heat: IT managers can save money and reduce their carbon footprint by increasing the temperature in the data centre" Techworld 12:44 PM
  • "After stormy year, Cisco rebound in forecast" MarketWatch 1:28 PM
  • "Cisco ceasing sales of Umi Video hardware" CNET News 9:56 PM
  • "Mobility, cloud, analytics to reshape IT in 2012" Network World 11:42 AM
  • "Can Ultrabooks push up laptop prices?" ZDNet UK 12:59 PM
  • "Cars and Ultrabooks: a CES Preview/What to expect at the annual Consumer Electronics Show starting this weekend." Technology Review 12:42 PM
  • "CES 2012 Preview: Tablets and Ereaders" PC Magazine 11:28 AM
  • "For PCs, Hope in Slim Profile" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:38 AM
  • "Up-and-coming tech jobs -- and how to land one: Ready for your new job as an augmented reality specialist, a VP of virtualization or a customer sleuth? Here's what you need to know." Computerworld 10:12 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple's commoditization discount" asymco 1:19 PM
  • "Apple To Hit $450 Before iPhone 5 Launch" Seeking Alpha 10:44 AM
  • "Battle of the market caps: Exxon beat Apple by $30B" Fortune 9:04 AM
  • "Apple: Piper Makes Case for Higher 2013 Growth" Barron's 1:44 PM
  • "Ticonderoga's top pick for 2012 is its top pick for 2011: Apple" Fortune 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Dividend, iPad 3 Could Lift Stock, Analyst Says" CNBC 1:41 PM
  • "Apple: Morgan Keegan Cuts iPad View on Kindle Fire 'Cannibalization'" Barron's 2:48 PM
  • "Apple price target trimmed by Morgan Keegan" MarketWatch 8:18 AM
  • "Morgan Keegan Cuts AAPL Target on Weak iPad Sales Estimates" The Mac Observer 10:45 AM
  • "Why Apple shares remain grossly undervalued and have nowhere to go but up" Edible Apple 1:20 PM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Cisco leads strong opening day for tech stocks/Tech stocks opened up 2012 on a strong note Tuesday as most sector leaders followed the lead of Cisco Systems Inc. and started the year with broad gains." MarketWatch 3:50 PM
  • "U.S. stocks in rally mode to start 2012: Federal Reserve changes its communications strategy" MarketWatch 3:50 PM
  • "Dow Climbs to Highest Since July" Bloomberg 3:51 PM
  • "Stocks Rally on Strong Economic Data" FOXBusiness 1:14 PM
  • "Stocks Start Off 2012 Strong" TheStreet 3:51 PM
  • "Stocks rally into the new year" CNNMoney 12:28 PM
  • "Stocks Kick Off 2012 With a Bang, Led by Banks" CNBC 3:51 PM
  • "Dow Rings In 179-Point Gain" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:52 PM
  • "Stocks look to start 2012 higher" CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canadian stocks mark new year with strong gains" MarketWatch 1:26 PM
  • "Asian Stocks Advance on Optimism Region Weathering Europe Crisis" Bloomberg 12:54 PM
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