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Friday Highlights: Late Thursday, Apple took new tack against Qualcomm seeking invalidation of four patents; fresh ruling from US Supreme Court backs Apple's iPhone privacy stance requiring warrants to access cellphone data—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Dan Moren expresses frustration over slow Mac updates, delcaring "long product cycles are ... now normal for the Mac"; Ben Lovejoy thinks he has a solution to the MacBook Pro dilemma that would keep all parties happy; ZDNet takes FileMaker 17 for a spin; Simon Royal argues life's "too short to argue over operating systems" says end result is that you're happy with your choice; Gregg Keizer delves into new privacy features in Mojave; Japan now seeing Apple mapping vehicles on the roads; man in Toronto, CA sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches; The Drum interviews Susan Bennett, Siri's original voice; interesting interview with Andy Hertzfeld; BGR claims exclusive first look at 6.1" LCD iPhone; commentary from Channel NewsAsia poses question whether "Xiaomi is twice as good as Apple".

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  • "Apple doesn't fall far from tree: New boss Tim Cook is likely to preach straight from the book of Jobs this year." Melbourne Age 11:22 PM
  • "Apple in 2012: Stuffed Pockets, Stiff Competition/Apple's annual holiday money binge is over, and it appears the company once again emerged with a bulging wallet. 2012 will be a challenging year for Apple as companies like Amazon find new ways to battle it in fields like tablets. However, it seems Apple already has plans of its own in the works: A product announcement is Reportedly slated for later this month."  MacNewsWorld 8:32 AM
  • "iPad Hits Three Billion Downloads in Just One Year, Still Outgunning Android Tablets"  ABIresearch 11:14 AM
  • "Apple's iPad tallies up 3 billion app downloads" CNET News 10:44 AM
  • "Apple's iPad tops 3 billion downloads" GigaOM 11:15 AM
  • "iPad App Store hits 3 billion downloads, represents 19% of Apple's iOS devices" AppleInsider 3:08 PM
  • "Apple doesn't fall far from tree: New boss Tim Cook is likely to preach straight from the book of Jobs this year." Sydney Morning Herald 11:31 AM
  • "iPad rumors point to big year for Apple: iPad rumors and a possible dividend have investment analysts excited. But should the vague iPad rumors get consumers excited, too?" CNBC 9:03 AM
  • "Apple television gamble the talk of CES" ["Apple is said to be looking at a 42-inch or larger LCD TV with built-in Wi-Fi. Inside the locked-down studio of Jonathan Ive, senior vice president of industrial design at Apple, there's a slick 50-inch TV, according to the source who worked at Apple."]  USA Today 9:04 AM
  • "How disruptive is Apple TV?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:50 AM
  • "iPhone 4S to take center stage in Jan. 24 Apple earnings call"  CNET News 8:21 AM
  • "Apple to announce first-quarter financial results on January 24" The Next Web 8:41 AM
  • "Q1 FY12 Earnings Release: Apple plans to conduct a conference call to discuss financial results of its first fiscal quarter on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. PT." Apple Investor Relations 8:01 AM
  • "Judge not convinced by Apple's trade secrets argument, unseals docs" Ars Technica 2:09 PM
  • "Court Denies Apple Request to Keep Info Secret in Psystar Case" The Mac Observer 11:21 AM
  • "Reality TV Producer Bunim/Murray Drops Final Cut For Avid" MacRumors 3:58 PM
  • "Reality TV Leader, Bunim/Murray Productions, Selects Avid's Professional Editing and Storage Solutions" Avid 3:58 PM
  • "More Final Cut Pro X fallout: top reality producer ditches Apple for Avid" Ars Technica 8:05 PM
  • "Reality TV heavyweight drops Final Cut Pro in troubling trend" AppleInsider 8:09 PM
  • "Searching for Beethoven: The iTunes Hitch/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." [Paid Membership Required] 9:41 AM
  • "Boxer is an awesome free Mac app that lets you relive your DOS playing days" The Next Web 11:21 PM
  • "PopClip brings iOS-like text-editing options to Mac OS X" Macworld 3:42 PM
  • "Finding Song Lyrics On Mac & iOS" MacStories 12:16 PM
  • "Why I use Scrivener for business writing" Macworld 8:50 AM
  • "Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Sketchoo" YMP Now 7:55 AM
  • "Got Photos? How To Add 40 Dreamy Light Effects To Photos For Free" Mac 360 7:56 AM
  • "Making Hidden Folders In OS X [Video How-To] Cult of Mac 8:32 AM
  • "Another way to recover from application freezes" Mac OS X Hints 9:42 AM
  • "How To Teach Your Mac To Remind You To Take A Break" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "Top 10 Tips Of A Mac Master [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 9:02 AM
  • "Check the Apple Support Profile & History of All Your Registered Apple Hardware" OS X Daily 2:10 PM
  • "Move Background Windows While Keeping Them Out of the Foreground in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 8:32 AM
  • "Format an External Hard Drive or USB Flash Drive for Mac OS X" OS X Daily 8:32 AM
  • "Mac/iOS Tip: Sound Check For iPad and iPhone" MacTrast 8:31 AM
  • "Lion discussion continues on AppleScript; default directories; auto-opening windows; compatibility issues; plus details about Macintosh bus architectures over the years." ["What a relief to hear Applescript is still to be supported. As a print provider using Adobe Suite products, we use Applescript daily in all our workflows. Huge power comes from the fact Adobe products are nearly 100% scriptable for automating complex layouts and repetitive tasks. Applescript is an amazingly powerful workhorse. It's a relief to hear that scripting is alive and well at Apple. Best news I've heard in 2012!"] MacInTouch 3:56 PM
  • "User Interface discussion explores issues with consistency; acommodation of different workstyles; customization vs. simplification; design issues; motion direction; unexpected and confusing behavior; the move to gestural controls; Microsoft Windows problems; CD copy prevention; the necessity of documentation and more." ["Has anyone looked at the issues touch and gesture interfaces pose for people with hand tremors? Is there a way to turn them off in Lion?"] MacInTouch 3:55 PM
  • "Looking back: When Apple wasn't compatible with anything"  Apple Gazette 11:52 AM
  • "Tying iWork '12 To The iBookstore And EPUB" AppleBitch 7:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "I keep seeing people listing importing of Quicken data as a major issue or concern about why they won't switch. I believe that there is a very simple solution to all of this - don't import your data. Why saddle yourself with years of old data?" MacInTouch 3:56 PM
  • "Clementine 1.0: A well featured iTunes alternative" FairerPlatform 9:32 AM
  • "Maintain releases Cocktail 4.9.7 (Snow Leopard Edition)" prMac 12:16 PM
  • "Macware giving away 1000 commercial use fonts for unbeatable price" prMac 12:16 PM
  • "OneClick Cover Letters Launches New Software for Mac Users" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Massively Discounted OS X apps from Light Pillar this weekend" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "A Better Finder Attributes 5.10 adds support for modifying Sony RAW" prMac 8:14 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Issues Refunds for 'Premature' Purchases of GameStore App" MacRumors 8:07 PM
  • "Apple refunds buyers of GameStore, calls app 'premature'" CNET News 8:10 PM
  • "Adobe ad man tapped to run Apple's struggling iAd service" Fortune 8:06 PM
  • "Apple's iAd division now being run by former Adobe and Yahoo Exec Todd Teresi" The Next Web 2:46 PM
  • "Apple hires former Adobe exec as its new iAd chief" CNET News 3:42 PM
  • "Adobe's Old Ad Boss Is Apple's New iAd Boss" AllThingsD 3:42 PM
  • "iPhone 4S Arrives in China on January 13" Apple 8:02 AM
  • "iPhone 4S makes its way to China" CNET News 8:35 AM
  • "The iPhone 4S Hits China (And 21 Other Countries) Next Friday" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
  • "iPhone 4S Arrives in China and 21 Other Countries on January 13" eXtensions 8:01 AM
  • "iPhone 4S Hits China And 21 Other Countries From January 13th 2012" AppleBitch 8:51 AM
  • "iWant! Apple stalk TV deal for Premier League"  Daily Mail (UK) 8:37 AM
  • "The beautiful game? Apple v. Google hits the Premier League"  Computerworld 7:58 AM
  • "Apple shoots for Premier League soccer streaming rights" Register Hardware 8:35 AM
  • "Daily Mail: Apple to bid on Premier League football content for Apple TV" 9 to 5 Mac 8:32 AM
  • "The architect of Apple iconography: Susan Kare -- designer of vintage Mac symbols and Facebook 'gifts' -- shares stories of Steve Jobs and famous logos" Salon 10:55 AM
  • "Verizon Sells 4.2M Apple iPhones in Q411; Expects 500-600bp iPhone Margin Drop in Future" StreetInsider 3:51 PM
  • "Verizon iPhone sales hit 4.2 million during holiday quarter" GigaOM 3:51 PM
  • "Verizon mobile margins to fall on iPhone sales" Reuters 4:31 PM
  • "Verizon doubles iPhone sales over last quarter" CNET News 4:28 PM
  • "Android Market tops 400,000 apps, catches Apple in pace" Electronista 12:18 PM
  • "Intuit Canada appoints former Apple Canada staff member as Managing Director" ehMac 11:30 AM
  • "U.S. Customs: We Won't Accept A Photo Of Your Passport On Your iPad [Exclusive] Cult of Mac 12:04 PM
  • "Apple Reportedly putting DMCA squeeze on App Store pirates" Ars Technica 11:31 AM
  • "iPhone flashlight helps rescue team save lost hiker" DigitalTrends 8:49 AM
  • "Maker of Steve Jobs Action Figure: 'I Will Not Stop'" ABC News Radio 1:04 PM
  • "Steve Jobs action figure debuts to mixed reactions" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 8:04 AM
  • "Financial Incentive: iPhone App Charges Users for Skipping the Gym" DailyFinance 3:50 PM
  • "Mimbo the iPhone Robot Mimics Your Emotions" Mashable 8:31 AM
  • "$70,000 Apple Store Robbery: A group of people broke into an Apple store in Arizona stealing more than $70,000 in merchandise." [Video Report] MarketWatch 9:48 AM
  • "Six Armed Teenagers Rob Scottsdale Apple Store, Three Get Caught" Cult of Mac 8:41 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "To Win Kids Back, Toy Maker Taps Tablet and Phone Apps" Techland 11:04 AM
  • "Velocity Micro Announces $150 Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet" PC Magazine 10:44 AM
  • "Samsung Unveils New Speaker Docks, Home Theater Systems" PC Magazine 10:43 AM
  • "Fujitsu Working on 'Good Virus' to Seek and Destroy Attacking Systems" eWeek 10:27 AM
  • "Hadoop finally ready for production duty: After nearly seven years of development, Apache has released version 1.0 of its popular Hadoop data analysis platform" IDG News Service 10:36 AM
  • "Anonymous Threatens Sony, Spares PSN Customers" PCWorld 10:48 AM
  • "Mozilla releases version 2.0 of its license: The new version provides compatibility with the Apache and GPL licenses" IDG News Service 10:20 AM
  • "Ubuntu hoists skirt, flashes 'concept' gadget at CES" The Register 11:01 AM
  • "Mobile TV Phone, Tablet Coming at CES" PC Magazine 10:44 AM
  • "Atom chip on Android smartphones expected at CES: Analysts looking for devices from LG and Samsung" Computerworld 10:20 AM
  • "5 Hot Mobile Trends At CES: Mobile devices will figure prominently at the Consumer Electronics Show, kicking off January 10. Here are five gadget trends to watch." InformationWeek 10:08 AM
  • "Roku Expands Beyond Internet Video-Streaming Boxes" Associated Press 10:00 AM
  • "Nokia moves Asia HQ to Beijing from Singapore" MarketWatch 9:47 AM
  • "Spam Finds New Target: Facebook and Twitter Build Up Their Defenses as Hackers Attack Social Networks" [Paid Membership Required] 9:40 AM
  • "Google adds IBM patents as it looks to future" BBC 10:12 AM
  • "Chrome Add-on Tells You When You're Browsing A Site That Supports SOPA" Forbes 9:58 AM
  • "Google Demotes Chrome Web Page for Violating Own Guidelines" eWeek 10:26 AM
  • "eBay's John Donahoe Shocked by Executive's Departure to Yahoo (Internal Memo)" AllThingsD 9:46 AM
  • "Scott Thompson: Yahoo's Competitive Advantage Is Its Data" TechCrunch 10:58 AM
  • "New Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson: 'We'll Be Back to Innovation'" Forbes 10:30 AM
  • "Jammed schedule in January: mobile patent litigation picks up where it left off in 2011" Foss Patents 8:18 AM
  • "TUAW TV Live: Steve and Doc Rock predict what's ahead for 2012" TUAW 4:28 PM
  • "HP Aims to Escape Mobile Frenzy With New PCs" ["The iMac accounted for 32.9 percent of shipments in the third quarter, the research firm estimates. Lenovo Group (992), meanwhile, grabbed the No. 2 spot in the all-in-one segment by appealing to customers in China. It had 22.7 percent of sales in the third quarter, followed by Hewlett-Packard with 21.4 percent. The total market may grow to 23.3 million units by 2014, according to DisplaySearch."] Bloomberg 8:42 AM
  • "iPhone 5 coming this fall, says analyst" CNET News 8:20 AM
  • "The 50-inch Apple TV set rumor re-emerges" CNET News 7:46 PM
  • "No. 1 Story: Wafer-thin Apple TV rumours too 'slick' to be true?" iTWire 11:22 PM
  • "Apple Thought to Be Well Positioned for Next Big Thing in TV" The Mac Observer 9:13 PM
  • "Call muting growing issue for iPhone 4S users"  CNET Reviews 3:50 PM
  • "This jaw-dropping rendering of an iPhone 4 was written completely in CSS3" The Next Web 8:40 AM
  • "Apple's iOS leads mobile browsing in December – again" Appolicious 8:49 AM
  • "Apple granted original list-editing iPhone patent, 13 others" AppleInsider 8:05 PM
  • "Apple wins patent for iOS list editing" CNET Reviews 11:55 AM
  • "iPhone date glitch exposes photo albums" ZDNet 12:42 PM
  • "iPhone Bug Allows People to Peek Into Your Photos Without a Password" Gizmodo 12:18 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Chicken Zombie For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:11 AM
  • "SotA -Stele Of The Ancients For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:11 AM
  • "Woolcraft For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:11 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 12 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:17 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 7:59 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:59 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:59 AM

  • "Smartphone face-off: iOS 5 vs. Android 4 vs. Windows Phone 7.5 vs. BlackBerry OS 7/Now that every major mobile platform has gained a substantial update, which smartphone is the best for business?" InfoWorld 8:49 AM
  • "Lumin Turns Your iPhone into an Illuminated Magnifier" TidBITS 1:58 PM
  • "House of Marley Zion Earphones" iLounge 2:40 PM
  • "Review: Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air offers impressive AirPlay sound" Macworld 8:31 AM
  • "Atari Arcade Is A Retro Gaming Kick" MacNews 8:50 AM
  • "iPhone SLR Mount Review" Mac|Life 12:42 PM
  • "The Zen Of Steve Jobs, A Graphic Novel That Reimagines Jobs' Relationship With Zen Buddhist Priest" Laughing Squid 4:29 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Sorting Out an Avalanche of iPad Apps for the Best of 2011" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:21 PM
  • "Access, Edit and Share Your Google Docs with GoDocs – iPad App Review" PadGadget 8:17 AM
  • "Build Virtual Projects With Your iPad" Toolmonger 8:40 AM
  • "Danny Boy Review: Fun game for kids, but it needs improved controls" Macworld 12:41 PM
  • "iPhone App Video Review: Mega Man X" Appolicious 7:59 AM
  • "Monkey Bongo for iOS review: Control a batallion of helpful monkeys flinging bananas at their hungry friends" Macworld UK 8:31 AM
  • "Ticket to Ride Pocket for iOS review: Take the role of a 19th-century US railroad baron" Macworld UK 8:31 AM
  • "'Walkabout Journeys' Review - Almost a Lovely Trip" Touch Arcade 12:16 PM
  • "Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix Review: Help a young girl navigate through her reality-defying nightmare." 148Apps 8:35 AM
  • "Band Boss Review: Manage real musical artists through fictional tours, promotions, and hopefully stardom." 148Apps 9:07 AM
  • "Asteroids 2012 Review" 148Apps 11:31 AM
  • "Sticky Ball HD Review: A sticky arm is all this ball needs to get through these puzzles." 148Apps 11:31 AM
  • "Quick Tip: Organize and protect your new Apple gear" GigaOM 1:08 PM
  • "Using your phone as a hard drive – PATENTED by Apple?" Lonny Paul 8:09 PM
  • "Beware: '$24 iPad' penny auction deals could leave you penniless" Melbourne Age 8:06 PM
  • "Apple TV gamble the talk of the show" USA Today 8:06 PM
  • "How I Dared to Try iTunes Match and Actually Enjoyed It" TidBITS 7:33 PM
  • "Verizon doubles iPhone sales over last quarter" CNET News 7:44 PM
  • "Verizon Doubles iPhone Sales in Q4 to 4.2 Million Units" The Mac Observer 7:32 PM
  • "Spotify's Daniel Ek: The Most Important Man In Music" Forbes 3:48 PM
  • "Spotify CEO shows off iPhone voice integration hack, love for Siri, Coldplay" Engadget 3:48 PM
  • "Law & Apple: Revenge of the Resellers" Mac|Life 3:01 PM
  • "Editorial: The App Store Sure Is Full Of Some Crap" AppleBitch 2:48 PM
  • "And now a Video of a kid getting hit in the face with an iPad for being a douche" Macgasm 1:03 PM
  • "New iPad? – Charles Moore's Picks For The 16 Best Free iPad Apps – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 1:01 PM
  • "CES 2012 Preview: Why A Thousand Ultrabooks Will Try To Kill The MacBook Air (And Why They Don't Have A Prayer)" Cult of Mac 12:42 PM
  • "The Latest iPhone Problem Apple Has Yet to Fix: Audiogate" Atlantic Wire 12:42 PM
  • "If You're Not Apple, You Need to Stop with the iNames" Gizmodo 12:42 PM
  • "Designer Jony Ive Reportedly has a 50-inch Apple television in his studio" AppleInsider 12:17 PM
  • "Reports of 50" Apple Television in Jonathan Ive's Lab as Talk Heightens Ahead of CES" MacRumors 12:17 PM
  • "Don't Get Mad at Atari for Shutting Down an iOS Battlezone Clone" Technologizer 12:16 PM
  • "Premier League Rights: Google And Apple Unlikely To Bid" paidContent 12:15 PM
  • "How iOS multitasking really works" Macworld 12:17 PM
  • "You Do Not Need to Manually Manage iOS Multitasking"  Daring Fireball 11:55 AM
  • "Apple's iMessage Continues To Help Kill SMS Texting Around The World" Cult of Mac 11:55 AM
  • "What Mac, iOS developers want from Apple in 2012" Ars Technica 11:52 AM
  • "Components/Two interesting pieces of news hit right before the holidays: first, that Apple has Reportedly acquired Israeli flash chip maker Anobit; second, that Samsung is building the A5 processor, which is used in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, in a new facility in Austin, TX." Apple Outsider 11:31 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Ace Plus is a blatant rip off of the iPhone 3GS" Edible Apple 11:21 AM
  • "Apple 2012 Expectation: Exclusive Media Content Unit for iTunes" desinformado 11:10 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: The thing about free advice" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:48 AM
  • "The iPad is an incredible tool for work — if your IT department will allow it" VentureBeat 9:04 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Faces 2012 in a Truly Post-Jobsian World" The VAR Guy 9:02 AM
  • "My Predictions For 2012: The Mac Desktop" MacNews 8:50 AM
  • "What might SAP learn from Apple?" ZDNet 8:48 AM
  • "Hey, Microsoft & Apple: Grow Up! Outlook and the iPhone should work together seamlessly, but Apple and Microsoft refuse to stop squabbling." Inc. 8:32 AM
  • "Should Small Businesses Centrally Manage iOS Devices?"  BYTE 8:19 AM
  • "Steve Jobs fans must see the Eames film" GigaOM 8:18 AM
  • "Apple iPad 3 rumors, let's get real" CBS News 11:27 AM
  • "Cheaper iPad will gut the competition" iPad.Blorge 11:20 AM
  • "Viral Video: Secret Code About Apple's New York Media Event" AllThingsD 8:03 AM
  • "The Humorous Side of the Law: iPhone, tell me what I want to know" Naples Daily News 8:00 AM
  • "The E-Reader, as we know it, is doomed" The Loop 7:34 PM
  • "Sony Cuts the Price of its Tablet only Three Months after Release" PadGadget 3:58 PM
  • "2011 ends with almost 6 billion mobile phone subscriptions" CNET News 11:21 AM
  • "Tips from IT professionals on how to handle virtual desktops, wireless, network performance issues: IT professionals offer security, desktop virtualization advice" Network World 10:49 AM
  • "Nginx overtakes Microsoft as No. 2 Web server: Although Apache continues to dominate the Web server space, open source Nginx is nibbling at rivals' market share" InfoWorld 10:35 AM
  • "Bandwidth bottlenecks loom large in the cloud: Sending apps and storage off-site might cause problems IT hasn't considered." Computerworld 10:20 AM
  • "Working out RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9930 over Christmas break: A solid improvement over my Bold 9650, though still lacks those iPhone apps" Network World 10:49 AM
  • "At Yahoo, Not Much Has Changed in Three Years" WSJ Blogs 11:18 AM
  • "Is Yahoo still a media company?" MarketWatch 11:17 AM
  • "Key Takeaways from the Scott Thompson Hiring at Yahoo!" Forbes 10:30 AM
  • "CES 2012 preview: hardware is (almost) dead" ZDNet 11:11 AM
  • "Tablet sales grow 250 per cent in 2011 to reach 73 million" V3 11:05 AM
  • "Tablets jumpstart the PC industry" TG Daily 10:59 AM
  • "Ultrabooks: Four things that will make or break the category" ZDNet 11:12 AM
  • "CES 2012: Will the Ultrabook be as Ultra as Promised?" Computerworld 10:47 AM
  • "What Ultrabooks Could Do To The Tablet Craze" Forbes 9:56 AM
  • "So, What's Your Algorithm?" [Paid Membership Required] 9:39 AM
  • "Is Chrome a $1 Billion Hidden Asset for Google?" TheStreet 9:36 AM
  • "Could Chrome overtake Internet Explorer in the browser wars?" CNN 9:30 AM
  • "Prediction #4: Motorola buys TiVO" I, Cringely 8:18 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Annoy Your Cat With This Arduino-Based RC Car Controlled With an iPad" PCWorld 8:08 PM
  • "GIA Launches 4Cs iPad App in Simplified Chinese" Financial Post 8:08 PM
  • "Enjoy your iPhone 4S while driving with Satechi Soundfly View" CNET Reviews 7:45 PM
  • "BenQ's Joybee GP2 mini projector gets cozy with iPhone" CNET 7:44 PM
  • "Health Time LT fitness for work, works" prMac 7:33 PM
  • "HBO Go and MAX Go access coming to Time Warner Cable's HBO subscribers" MacDailyNews 4:26 PM
  • "UPS Updates Its iPhone App With the Ability to Scan Packages" iClarified 3:28 PM
  • "Soundmatters Announces 'foxLO' World's First Palm-Sized Hi-Fi Subwoofer at CES" Thomas PR 3:04 PM
  • "Enjoy your iPhone 4S while driving with Satechi Soundfly View" CNET Reviews 1:55 PM
  • "Cirago, CaseInity debut new iPad and iPhone accessories" MacNN 1:54 PM
  • "'Grand Theft Auto 3' Is Actually Incredibly Moddable" Touch Arcade 1:13 PM
  • "Cord-On-Board: New iPhone Case Packs Its Own Charging Cable" Techland 11:22 AM
  • "Zephyr offers new and intuitive multitasking gestures for jailbroken iPhones" Edible Apple 11:21 AM
  • "Hitachi unveils new G-Drive external storage solutions" CNET 10:44 AM
  • "TidyTilt, a Cable-Wrangling Smart Cover for iPhone" Wired 9:18 AM
  • "CloudOn Brings Microsoft Office to iPad" Wired 9:17 AM
  • "Regina 16-year-old sells hamster puzzle game on Apple's App Store" Canadian Press 8:51 AM
  • "Ballistic unveiling LS Smooth iPhone 4/4S case at CES 2012" AppleTell 8:41 AM
  • "'League of Legends'-like 'Legendary Heroes' Hits the App Store" Touch Arcade 8:40 AM
  • "The Business Families Foundation's Free Educational Video App Now Available on iPhone" PRWeb 8:19 AM
  • "Send your Current Location and Video Clip with SOS My Location for iOS" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "AntiCrop for iOS - First Photo Uncropping App Launching in Two Weeks" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Pointy and Pokey are now poking the App Store" prMac 8:16 AM
  • "Puffer Holiday Edition - A gift for your iPhone in the App Store Now" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Get into a nuclear shootout of global proportions with Nukes for iOS" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Aircraft Recognition Quiz 1.0 for iOS - A must for all aircraft lovers" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Team Canada Table Hockey scores on iOS" prMac 8:14 AM
  • "Hitachi Adds Two Mac-Friendly Drives to its G-Technology Solutions" eXtensions 7:58 AM
  • "Soundfreaq 'Kicks' Off The New Year With A Portable, Wireless Speaker: The New Sound Kick, And Sound Step Love And Sound Step Ghost Editions" Soundfreaq 7:57 AM
Computer Industry
  • "IBM's Rometty Promotes Di Leo, Van Kralingen as CEO Makes First Changes" Bloomberg 9:54 AM
  • "IBM's new chief Virginia Rometty forms management team" V3 11:06 AM
  • "IBM acquiring software testing vendor Green Hat: Green Hat specializes in automated testing tools for integration, SOA, and cloud-based deployments" IDG News Service 10:36 AM
  • "IBM To Buy Green Hat" Forbes 9:54 AM
  • "IBM to buy cloud-based software maker Green Hat" MarketWatch 9:47 AM
  • "IBM Is Buying Software Testing Company Green Hat" WSJ Blogs 9:54 AM
  • "Seven Questions With IBM's Manoj Saxena About Watson and Cancer" AllThingsD 9:46 AM
  • "HP announces 27-inch Omni 27 all-in-one, Pavilion Phoenix h9 gaming desktop" ZDNet 11:11 AM
  • "HP Launches HPE h9 Phoenix Desktop PC for Power Users" PC Magazine 10:45 AM
  • "HP Announces Business Monitors, Docking Station" PC Magazine 10:45 AM
  • "Hands on with the HP Folio 13" CNET News 11:21 AM
  • "HP patches LaserJet security holes" ZDNet 11:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Resolves 'Really?!' Ad Lawsuit Over Windows 7 Phone" paidContent 9:59 AM
  • "Nokia Ace to launch from $100m mountain of ad cash: Microsoft and co bet big on new WinPhone" The Register 11:01 AM
  • "Nokia 'Ace' Windows Phone May Get Hero's Welcome in U.S." Techland 11:04 AM
  • "Microsoft and partners to heavily promote Windows Phone in 2012" ZDNet 11:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure In 2012: Watch Out Amazon? Look for Linux and Hadoop twists as Microsoft bolsters its cloud platform. Some observers say the changes could move Azure into more direct competition with Amazon Web Services." InformationWeek 10:07 AM
  • "Microsoft celebrates IE6 death as Google downranks Chrome" BBC 10:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Celebrates as Internet Explorer 6 Dies, Windows XP Wilts: Microsoft is jubilant because that the only way to get many people to stop using XP would be to pry the computer on which it ran from their cold dead hands." Computerworld 10:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Sues U.K. Retailer Comet for Selling Counterfeit CDs" Bloomberg 9:59 AM
  • "Microsoft sues UK retailer over counterfeit Windows CDs" Reuters 9:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Sues Comet Over Counterfeit CDs" WSJ Blogs 9:59 AM
  • "Comet 'sold 94,000 pirate Windows CDs', claims Microsoft" The Register 11:02 AM
  • "Dell to start production at its base in western China, say Taiwan makers" DigiTimes 10:24 AM
  • "Intel discontinuing over 25 desktop CPUs, say sources" DigiTimes 10:24 AM
  • "Quanta Sues AMD Over Chips for NEC Notebook Computers" Bloomberg 9:51 AM
  • "Cisco Kills Umi Videoconferencing Product" AllThingsD 9:51 AM
  • "Cisco Quietly Kills Umi Videoconferencing Hardware" PC Magazine 10:45 AM
  • "Cisco to shut Umi video unit as streamlining continues" V3 11:06 AM
  • "Mobile, Software Developers Lead IT Staffing Priorities: Dice" eWeek 10:27 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Will Push Further Into Emerging Markets Next Week" TheStreet 1:54 PM
  • "Apple: Look Past Potential Soft Q2 Guide, Says Barclays" Barron's 2:48 PM
  • "Apple: Sterne Agee Sees Sleeker iPhone 5 'Most Important Catalyst'" Barron's 10:34 AM
  • "Analyst Sees iPhone 5 as Biggest Apple Catatlyst for 2012'" The Mac Observer 7:34 PM
  • "Apple schedules Q1 2012 earnings call for January 24" Macworld 8:50 AM
  • "Apple to announce first quarter 2012 earnings on Jan. 24" Fortune 8:21 AM
  • "They Just Don't Get Apple!" [Video Report] TheStreet 9:04 AM
Industry News
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks trade mostly lower, with techs weak" MarketWatch 7:55 PM
  • "U.S. stocks end higher as retailers rise: Netflix, apparel stocks support gains; Nasdaq Composite lags" MarketWatch 4:32 PM
  • "Dow Edges Higher as Auto Sales Trump Euro Worries" FOXBusiness 4:33 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Erase Early Losses as Retailers, Carmakers Advance" Bloomberg 4:33 PM
  • "Stocks claw back in quiet trading" CNNMoney 4:33 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed; Fed Urges Action on Housing" TheStreet 4:33 PM
  • "Blue Chips Hold On for Slim Gain: Dow Industrials Edge Up 21.04 Points in Wake of New Year Rally; 'Microcosm of What We Saw in 2011'" [Paid Membership Required] 7:54 PM
  • "Stocks: New Year's rally fizzling/Investors threw cold water on the New Year's rally, with U.S. stocks set for a modest pullback at Wednesday's open." CNNMoney 9:30 AM
  • "Canadian stocks edge higher as miners rebound" MarketWatch 7:54 PM
  • "Asian Stocks Rise for Second Day on Global Economic Optimism" Bloomberg 11:08 AM
  • "Stocks Retreat in Europe Amid Debt Concern; Vestas, UniCredit Lead Decline" Bloomberg 10:14 AM
  • "European Stocks Decline on Bank-Capital Concern; UniCredit Sinks" Bloomberg 11:07 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks drop; UniCredit, Vestas off/Italian, Spanish markets post steep losses, as banks sell off" MarketWatch 9:41 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:56 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:57 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:05 PM
  • "The First Trading Day Of 2012 Was Great For Tech Stocks" Business Insider 9:51 AM

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