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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, January 5, 2012
 

 

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Italian court denies Samsung motion for preliminary injunction against iPhone 4S" Foss Patents 11:00 AM
  • "Italian court denies preliminary iPhone 4S ban" GigaOM 3:45 PM
  • "New Leadership for Apple's iAd? Adobe exec Reportedly hired to run mobile ad program"  AdWeek 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Is Said to Hire Adobe Executive Todd Teresi to Run IAd" Bloomberg 8:10 AM
  • "The next ten years of Apple Retail" AppleInsider 3:21 PM
  • "Taiwan's Elan says Apple to pay $5 million in patent settlement"  Reuters 8:32 AM
  • "Apple coughing up $5 million to settle patent infringement suit: Apple will spend $5 million to settle a suit filed by Elan Microelectronics over the alleged violation of a patent for multitouch technology, Elan said today." CNET News 8:10 AM
  • "Apple Reportedly pays $5 million to settle touch patent case" GigaOM 8:45 AM
  • "Apple coughs $5m for multitouch patents" The Register 9:38 AM
  • "The new four horsemen of tech" ["Apple: The voting wasn't really that close. Apple was the clear leader, appearing on 84% of experts' ballots. It's no surprise: Apple is the most valuable technology company on the stock market, yet it is also one of the fastest-growing."]  CNNMoney 8:28 AM
  • "30 Million iPhones Sold in Apple's First Quarter? Try 35 Million." AllThingsD 3:07 PM
  • "Apple 'threatens legal action' over Steve Jobs action doll: The makers of an action figure with an uncanny resemblance to the late Apple founder Steve Jobs are Reportedly being 'threatened with legal action' by the computing giant."  Telegraph 8:30 AM
  • "Apple squeezes maker of realistic Steve Jobs doll, threatens legal action" The Next Web 9:06 AM
  • "Apple attempts to ban Steve Jobs action figure" CBS News 10:19 AM
  • "Apple partners rally around eBizcuss in legal row: APRs lend support to French VAR following its decision to file suit against Apple" ChannelWeb UK 7:56 PM
  • "Apple's European & UK Premium Resellers Reportedly Unhappy" The Mac Observer 7:59 PM
  • "Thanks to Apple's flawed litigation strategy, HTC has nothing to fear until March 2013 (in the US)" Foss Patents 8:53 AM
OS X
News
  • "Apple loses bid to block Mac OS X copy protection secrets in clone case: Not really secret, says federal judge, in latest ruling of long-running Psystar lawsuit" Computerworld 3:27 PM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "I am struggling with FaceTime on my iMac. When I use FaceTime on my Late 2006 iMac, people on the other end complain that they can barely hear me, even when I shout. This issue did not exist in 10.6.8, but seems to be a common issue in Lion." MacInTouch 10:40 AM
  • "What software do folks like for testing Mac hardware? I have a semi-flaky Mac Mini Core Duo (first generation). I'd like to pass it on to family, but I'd like to establish if the hardware is reliable or not. It crashes sometimes, mainly when running Silverlight or Flash Video." MacInTouch 10:39 AM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "OmniPlan 2.0.3 offers powerful project-management tools" Macworld 8:58 AM
  • "Partition your hard drive with data still on it" Macworld 8:58 AM
  • "Bronson Watermarker for PDF Documents: Security and Control in Distribution" eXtensions 8:34 AM
  • "Zoom It Screen Magnifier Review" Mac|Life 9:28 AM
  • "How Fast Can You Type On Your Mac? You Need Typing Stats To Find Out" Mac 360 8:33 AM
  • "How To Password Protect The Apps On Your Mac" Mac 360 8:33 AM
  • "How to Remove Icons from the Menu Bar in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 9:07 AM
  • "Bulk Forward Your Email [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
Op/Ed
  • "User interface discussion continues with more on scrollbars, gestural controls, unwanted icon zooming, input devices and the issue of merging desktop and mobile systems." MacInTouch 10:39 AM
  • "Becoming a Mac gamer: I'm a gamer, and I'm strongly considering switching to a Mac. It all begins with a Christmas story." The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:20 AM
  • "Effects I showed the Keynote engineering team in the hope they would be incorporated into the next version: Can you work out how I used Keynote 5 to achieve them?" Les Posen's Presentation Magic 9:13 AM
  • "Will iWeb Live? The Answer is a Mixed Bag [Ask MacRx] Cult of Mac 8:53 AM
Press Releases
  • "Fat Apps releases VideoBuffet movie browser and player for Mac" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Doremisoft Newly Released Free Mac DVD to Flash Converter" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "eXtra Voice Recorder 2.0 for OS X: Record, Edit and Organize Audio Files" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Apple Compressor 4 Tutorial Offers Guide to A/V Publishing on the Mac" prMac 8:58 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Wall Street's low-ball iPhone estimates bump into reality: Reports from Verizon and AT&T suggest they could be off by as much as 45%"  Fortune 8:10 AM
  • "Exclusive:The Atari iPhone game copycat battle zone heats up" VentureBeat 10:15 AM
  • "iPads Replace Paper Manuals For Air Force Unit: Personnel in the Air Force Special Operations Unit will begin accessing flight information and technical manuals on mobile devices." InformationWeek 9:08 PM
  • "New iPhone doubles data consumption: study" Reuters 9:08 PM
  • "Sprint Limits Usage For 1% Of Its Unlimited Users, CEO Says: Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), which boasts in advertisements about its 'truly unlimited' network, actually limits usage for some smartphone customers who dial up excessive amounts of data, said Chief Executive Dan Hesse." Dow Jones 4:25 PM
  • "iPhone 4S arrives in China next week: iPhone 4S will land in China and 21 other countries on January 13. So, will the iPhone 4S feature Siri work in Mandarin?" Christian Science Monitor 10:34 AM
  • "Siri bones up on Mandarin for iPhone 4S China launch" The Register 8:36 AM
  • "IPhone to Lower Verizon's Margins: Verizon Communications Inc. said profit margins for its wireless venture dropped in the fourth quarter due to record high sales of the Apple Inc. iPhone, the popular smartphone that typically costs more for carriers to buy than other handsets." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:28 AM
  • "Verizon can't wait for LTE iPhone" ZDNet 9:13 AM
  • "Estimating iPhone sales in the US during Q4" asymco 8:53 AM
  • "Apple: Verizon Remarks Suggest iPhone Upside, Says UBS" Barron's 8:29 AM
  • "Apple's one-day Year of the Dragon sale goes live across Asia" The Next Web 8:59 PM
  • "Adobe executive takes on Iad role at Apple" The Inquirer 8:27 AM
  • "Future Canada Store Will Be Eastern Outpost" ifoAppleStore 8:55 AM
  • "Infinity Blade franchise surpasses $30 million in revenue" Joystiq 4:55 PM
  • "iPad Still Working after Fall from Stratoshpere" PadGadget 9:02 PM
  • "Man Proposes With iPhone Game Foozle And Developer's Help" Apple'n'Apps 3:45 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "RIM puts resources behind single BlackBerry 10 device, report says" CNET News 11:32 AM
  • "Vint Cerf: Internet access isn't a human right" CNET News 11:31 AM
  • "University develops tablet 'liquid keyboard'" ZDNet 11:23 AM
  • "Logitech announces the Cube, an unconventional take on the mouse" ZDNet 11:22 AM
  • "Samsung readying Series 5 Ultrabooks with prices starting at $900" ZDNet 11:21 AM
  • "TelyHD: A Videophone for Your HDTV/This $249 wide-angle wireless Webcam lets you make big-screen video calls from the comfort of your living room." Techland 11:12 AM
  • "Robot is based on leaping lizards" TG Daily 11:08 AM
  • "Researcher Devises Hard-to-detect Denial-of-service Attack Against HTTP Servers" IDG News Service 10:53 AM
  • "Dammit Ramnit! Worm slurps 45,000 Facebook passwords" The Register 11:10 AM
  • "Facebook Turns Your Timeline Into Moo Business Cards, First 200,000 Are Free" TechCrunch 11:06 AM
  • "Sprint set to sell white Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch on Sunday" Computerworld 10:24 AM
  • "New 10-inch Acer Tablet Priced at $330, May Get Even Cheaper at Retail" Techland 11:12 AM
  • "Prof Aims to Rebuild Google With Stuff In Desk Drawer" Wired Magazine 11:19 AM
  • "Sites knocked offline by OpenDNS freeze on Google" The Register 11:11 AM
  • "Google tablet PC believed to be targeting Kindle Fire" DigiTimes 10:29 AM
  • "Marvell's new chip fills Google TV void left by Intel: Marvell is bringing ARM architecture to the Google TV software platform" IDG News Service 10:25 AM
  • "Is A Finnish IT Security Entrepreneur In Line To Be Nokia's Next Chairman?" paidContent 9:57 AM
  • "Nokia Said to Favor Siilasmaa as Chairman to Replace Ollila" Bloomberg 9:58 AM
  • "At CES, Control Your Computer Screen With Your 'Gaze'" AllThingsD 9:48 AM
  • "WebOS Gets Surprise Second Life in Healthcare" Forbes 9:54 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Mac Geek Gab Premium Podcast: MGG 373: Cool Stuff Found, Lion's Finder, Time Capsule Questions & More!" The Mac Observer 4:21 PM
  • "iWake With AppAdvice For Thursday Now Available" App Advice 8:55 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Google tablet PC believed to be targeting Kindle Fire: As Google Reportedly may launch an own-brand tablet PC to compete against Apple's iPad, sources from Google's upstream supply chain believe that Google, instead of Apple, may actually be targeting Amazon's 7-inch Kindle Fire as its major competitor." DigiTimes 8:52 AM
  • "Google rumored to become Amazon Kindle Fire's fiercest competitor in early 2012" AppleInsider 8:52 AM
  • "Apple's iMac Accounts for Nearly 33 Percent of All-In-One PC Sales" DailyTech 9:10 AM
  • "One-in-three all-in-one computers are iMacs" Mac.Blorge 3:01 PM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple Patents Reveal Thunderbolt is headed for iOS Devices" Patently Apple 9:11 AM
  • "Thunderbolt headed to iOS devices? Patent pitch says so" CNET News 3:49 PM
  • "Apple Patents Involve Thunderbolt Cables" MacNews 9:10 AM
  • "Apple's television could offer superior picture quality with advanced backlighting" AppleInsider 9:07 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Meowcenaries By Adult Swim For iPhone Is $0.99 Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 9:32 AM
  • "Machinarium (Best Indie Game Of 2011) For iPad Is $1.99 Today (Was $4.99)" Apple Sliced 9:32 AM
  • "Alpine Crawler Desert HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:32 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 9:07 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:34 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:34 AM
  • "Best Mac deals: Refurbished 2011 iMac, $999; Mac mini, $519" FairerPlatform 2:59 PM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "ZAGGkeys Flex Bluetooth keyboard for iOS and Android (review)" ZDNet 11:22 AM
  • "Ultra-Slim iPhone Cases Are In, Bulky Is Out" iPhone Savior 8:02 PM
  • "Review: Kogeto Dot 360' Video system for iPhone 4 and 4S" Canadian Reviewer 8:53 AM
  • "Video Review: Bracketron Suite Gear 2 Accessory Pack for the iPad 2" Run Around Tech 9:07 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Voice-off: Siri vs. Android/Android had voice commands first, but Apple's Siri comes on strong. Can Android 4 and Windows Phone 7 'Mango' keep up?" InfoWorld 9:09 AM
  • "Need to print from iOS? Look no further/First look: Lantronix's xPrintServer overcomes Apple's printer gap, with amazing simplicity" InfoWorld 8:10 AM
  • "Screens Review: Excellent touch-based VNC client delivers" Macworld 8:59 AM
  • "Super Crate Box on iOS box is hatefully addictive, delightfully anachronistic" Ars Technica 8:52 AM
  • "'Crazy Hedgy' Review – A Rolling Win" Touch Arcade 4:55 PM
  • "Foodie The Bug Review: Get Foodie to the end of the level before the time runs out!" 148Apps 8:30 AM
  • "Combat Arms: Zombies Review/It might be colorful and pretty, but Combat Arms: Zombies feels more stiff than those shambling bullet-sponges." 148Apps 9:05 AM
  • "Kick'n Chick'nz: Medieval Karnival Review/Wacky game based in classic carnival mini games with some fun twists." 148Apps 10:15 AM
  • "Law & Order: Legacies – Episode 1 Review" 148Apps 3:20 PM
  • "Pop Camera Review: Take some retro-looking shots in a fun way with this stylish camera app." 148Apps 3:20 PM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To: Block numbers on your Verizon iPhone" FairerPlatform 10:16 AM
Tips
  • "iMessage Bug Traps Android Converters' Personal Conversations... But There's A Fix!" TechCrunch 10:54 AM
  • "I have minimized the possibility of accidentally losing pictures on transferring photos from a camera card to a storage device by implementing a workflow using 2 identically-sized cards, each adequate to handle the capacity needed between unloads. I never delete the pictures using the transfer program. Instead, after transferring the photos,I put away the used card and pop my second card into the camera. I then erase the card in the camera." MacInTouch 10:40 AM
  • "Making your iPhone's LED flash for alerts" iLounge 10:15 AM
  • "Daily Tip: How to manage iTunes in the Cloud on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch" TiPb 9:09 AM
  • "iOS Tip: Reopen Closed Safari Tabs In iOS 5 for iPad" MacTrast 9:05 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Why Siri is all hype"  Forbes 9:10 PM
  • "Blue and White Power Mac G3: One of the Most Attractive Macs Ever" Low End Mac 9:09 PM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review: The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 7:54 PM
  • "If William Shakespeare Wrote an Apple Rumor Blog" Network World 3:46 PM
  • "A new gorgeous iPhone concept we wish was from Apple" GigaOM 3:26 PM
  • "$200 Nexus Tablet Could Spell Trouble For Apple" InformationWeek 3:20 PM
  • "Rumor: iPad 3 With FaceTime HD Camera Coming March 2012" AppleBitch 4:26 PM
  • "Next-gen iPad rumors start up: upgraded cameras, slightly thicker body" Ars Technica 4:21 PM
  • "Tweets On The Next iPad (And More)"  iLounge 3:26 PM
  • "Apple iPad 3 rumors: From feasible to far-fetched" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 3:20 PM
  • "Analyst: iPhone 5 with LTE to be biggest catalyst for Apple this year" Macgasm 3:19 PM
  • "The Top Ten Apple Patents that Made Waves in 2011" Patently Apple 2:09 PM
  • "For Apple iTV, Price Will Be Key" AppleBitch 1:28 PM
  • "Kanye West Declares Himself to Be the Next 'Steve Jobs' in a 3-Hour Twitter Rant"  US Magazine 10:52 AM
  • "According to Kanye, Kanye the next Steve Jobs" Macgasm 10:52 AM
  • "Steve Jobs in A Doll's House: Apple lawyers say no to creepy Steve Jobs doll. Check out other Jobs-like products." CIO 8:37 PM
  • "Apple Threatens Legal Action Over Upcoming Steve Jobs Figurine" MacRumors 10:15 AM
  • "Apple's hot iTravel plan for the NFC iPhone 5" Computerworld 10:07 AM
  • "Rethinking Cookbooks In The iTunes Model" psfk 9:45 AM
  • "Why the MacBook Air will be the iMac of notebooks" GigaOM 9:44 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Share and share alike" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:43 AM
  • "CES 2012: Why Apple will steal the show (again)"  Computerworld 9:11 AM
  • "Technology Could Mean 3D ITV, Macs" MacNews 9:10 AM
  • "Innovating like Steve Jobs: During the last few months, the media has been fixated on the life and legacy of Steve Jobs."  Ottawa Business Journal 9:10 AM
  • "Apple Could Bring Order to a Messy Mediascape"  MacNewsWorld 9:05 AM
  • "Is Apple going to release an actual Apple TV and not just the new Apple TV device we are familiar with?" TechnoBloom 8:55 AM
  • "Could Apple's GameStore Application Appear In The Near Future?" App Advice 8:55 AM
  • "Is Apple Being Anti-Competitive?" ecademy 8:54 AM
  • "Apple pays $5 million in patent infringement settlement" ZDNet 9:13 AM
  • "Apple Settles Elan's Touch-related Lawsuit for $5 Million" The Mac Observer 8:36 AM
  • "Doubting The Impact Of A Verizon iPhone" AppleBitch 8:34 AM
  • "No Apple interest in Premier League rights, says paper" Electronista 10:15 AM
  • "Apple's Interest in English Premier League Streaming Rights Disputed" MacRumors 9:05 AM
  • "Will Apple (Finally) Bring The Beautiful Game To Fans?" @wiljr 8:31 AM
Non-Apple
  • "So does Sprint throttle its customers or not?" CNET News 9:06 PM
  • "SOPA: What if Google, Facebook and Twitter Went Offline in Protest?" Techland 11:12 AM
  • "The Cloud, Day 21: My Data Might Be Safer in the Cloud" PCWorld 10:53 AM
  • "Mobile developers of the world, unite! Unless developers on all platforms can speak with a single voice, mobile app portability will remain a pipe dream" InfoWorld 10:38 AM
  • "Why 3-D TV still hasn't caught on" Wired 10:21 AM
  • "Gaming preview 2012: From PlayStation Vita to 'Halo 4'" CNN 10:20 AM
  • "Open Source And Other Tech Solutions For Small Businesses" InformationWeek 10:10 AM
  • "Acer's new full-featured tablet comes minus one feature" CNET 10:04 AM
  • "Nokia's First U.S. Windows Phone: Contributor Gary Krakow is one of the first to try the Lumia 710 from T-Mobile." [Video Report] TheStreet 9:57 AM
  • "Can Anybody Tell Nokia's Fortune?" WSJ Blogs 9:57 AM
  • "Nokia: still smouldering" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:56 AM
  • "5 Things Not to Look for at CES 2012" Techland 11:12 AM
  • "3D to have muddled CES presence" TG Daily 11:08 AM
  • "CES 2012 preview: Intel Atom smartphone, Nokia Lumia 900 and Samsung tablets all on the horizon" V3 11:14 AM
  • "CES 2012 preview: Top 7 mobile and computing trends to watch" Laptop 10:46 AM
  • "HDTV predictions for CES -- and 2012" HD Guru 10:44 AM
  • "Ultrabooks to get the CES spotlight, netbooks get the knife: It's a shame the tech industry never liked netbooks" Computerworld 10:25 AM
  • "3 Intriguing Gadgets You'll Find at CES 2012" TheStreet 9:40 AM
  • "Rooting Android Part 2: Breaking the Norse code" ZDNet UK 11:24 AM
  • "Google's alleged tablet: Four huge hurdles ahead" ZDNet 11:22 AM
  • "Will a Google tablet challenge the Kindle Fire? Or the iPad?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:17 AM
  • "Why 3D TV Went From CES Darling to Consumer Reject" Wired 10:27 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Is this the most drop-proof iPhone case ever?" CNET 9:07 PM
  • "Welcome to iMore" iMore 7:59 PM
  • "iHome debuts three clock radios for iPad, iPhone, iPod" iLounge 11:01 AM
  • "Strategy Analytics: Global Business Tablet Market Forecasts and Analysis/BYOD from Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Vie for Corporate Adoption" Business Wire 10:58 AM
  • "App to broaden digital Bible's reach: Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett and his wife, Touched by an Angel star Roma Downey have joined with Glo Bible and Zondervan to launch Bible360, a new app that brings the Bible to life through Video, interactive technology and social media." Christian Retailing 10:42 AM
  • "JAZZ: Trump's Journey Just Might be the Most Intriguing Upcoming Platformer on iOS" 148Apps 10:41 AM
  • "Scramble With Friends Is Zynga's Next Big Thing" iPhone Savior 3:43 PM
  • "Zynga launches Scramble With Friends for iPhone" VentureBeat 10:34 AM
  • "Cake Marketing Releases iPhone/iPad App to Manage Business Operations Remotely" Marketwire 10:34 AM
  • "Google Translate Comes to the iPad" MacTrast 10:25 AM
  • "The Week in iOS Accessories: CES preview" Macworld 10:15 AM
  • "Mod Grand Theft Auto 3 to Enable Graphics Effect On Older iPhones, iPads" Wired 9:42 AM
  • "5 Sexy iPhone Apps for 2012" TheStreet 9:37 AM
  • "'Cthulhu Saves the World' Coming To iOS Soon" Touch Arcade 9:09 AM
  • "iLuv Mo'Beats Wireless Stereo Speaker Stand Offers Hands-Free Beats, Debuting to CES" LAPTOP Magazine 9:09 AM
  • "Steve Wozniak, Leonard Nimoy to speak at DEMO Bay area technology conference" O'Grady's PowerPage 9:07 AM
  • "This Ghastly Gold iPhone Case Will Cost You $10,000" Cult of Mac 9:06 AM
  • "You can now pay with your iPhone at Starbucks in the UK" The Next Web 9:06 AM
  • "NASA Seeks Citizen Scientists With iPhones To Help Track Meteors" Cult of Mac 8:59 AM
  • "Pioneer announces networked audio players with AirPlay support" AppleTell 8:59 AM
  • "First Ever Voice Guided Navigation App for Theme Parks" prMac 10:16 AM
  • "2WayResume 2.0 Released - iPhone and iPad App Has Gone Social and Global" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "ABC MAGIC 4 v1.0 Free for iOS - Sound Matching Pictures to Letters" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Holiday Season – The perfect time to gift your children Learnember App" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "New Service helps independent iOS game developers to market their apps" prMac 8:58 AM
  • "Great Storybook Apps beyond Disney, Dora and Dr. Seuss" prMac 8:58 AM
Computer Industry
  • "The Not-So-Crazy Rumors About Microsoft Taking Over Nokia's Smartphone Division Resurface" TechCrunch 9:58 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 8 Will Offer Revamped Reset, Refresh Options" eWeek 10:32 AM
  • "Windows 8 Allows PC Refresh Without Deleting Files, Settings" PC Magazine 10:50 AM
  • "Windows 8 will refresh your PC without losing your data" CNET News 10:03 AM
  • "Microsoft de-cloaks Windows 8 push-button lifesaver" The Register 11:11 AM
  • "Microsoft to detail new private cloud and System Center strategy" ZDNet 11:21 AM
  • "Windows Phone update fixes disappearing-keyboard bug" CNET News 11:31 AM
  • "Microsoft to pair DVR with next Xbox?" CNET News 10:04 AM
  • "Lenovo to Reorganize Geographical Units" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Lenovo adds new Core chips, Thunderbolt to ThinkPads: Lenovo announces its thinnest ThinkPad yet -- the Hybrid X1" IDG News Service 10:24 AM
  • "Lenovo Unveils Dual-CPU, Dual-OS ThinkPad Hybrid" PC Magazine 10:51 AM
  • "Lenovo Debuts A Pair Of Ultrabooks, The $1599 ThinkPad X1 Hybrid And $849 ThinkPad T430u" TechCrunch 11:06 AM
  • "Lenovo Announces New ThinkPad X1 Hybrid, ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook" CRN 10:23 AM
  • "Lenovo Announces ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook for Business Users" PC Magazine 10:50 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook Offers 1TB Storage" eWeek 10:32 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Hybrid, T430u: Photos" CNET News 11:24 AM
  • "Lenovo Introduces Ivy Bridge to ThinkPad Edge, B Series Laptops" PC Magazine 10:49 AM
  • "Oracle, Google Android Patent Infringement Trial Set for March" eWeek 10:31 AM
  • "Judge sets March court date for Oracle and Google showdown" V3 11:15 AM
  • "Cash Dividend On The Way From Oracle" Forbes 9:58 AM
  • "Oracle's Bad Quarter: IT Spending Sign, Or Fusion Confusion?" InformationWeek 10:10 AM
  • "Oracle gears Netbeans for building better user interfaces: The newly released NetBeans version 7.1 comes with full support for Swing, JSF, and Oracle's updated JavaFX" IDG News Service 10:39 AM
  • "WebOS Gets Surprise Second Life in Healthcare" Forbes 10:34 AM
  • "Intel: One To Watch At CES, Says Citi" Barron's 9:51 AM
  • "Cisco Leads Tight Pack In Data Center Networking: Data center architects are open to adding or changing vendors, our research reveals, even if they're mostly satisfied with current vendors." InformationWeek 10:10 AM
  • "ICANN to expand top level Internet domains despite critics" Reuters 10:08 AM
  • "Big Gadget Show Expecting a Blowout" WSJ Blogs 11:16 AM
  • "The new four horsemen of tech" CNNMoney 9:39 AM
  • "EU slowdown downgrades global IT spending growth" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 10:37 AM
  • "Enterprise Software, Telecom to Power IT Spending in 2012: Gartner" eWeek 10:32 AM
  • "Gartner lowers global IT spending forecast for 2012" CNET News 10:03 AM
  • "Gartner Slashes 2012 Global IT Spending Forecast" AllThingsD 9:49 AM
  • "Gartner lowers 2012 IT spending forecast to 3.7 percent growth: The analyst firm cites Thailand floods, the Euro zone crisis, and general economic uncertainty for the downgrade" IDG News Service 10:39 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Potential Windfalls Loom for Some Top Executives" ["As of Apple's closing stock price on Dec 30, those vesting shares of Mr. Cook's were worth $96.2 million, according to the study."] WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:44 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook Is In Line To Make A Boatload Of Money From Stock Grants This Quarter" Business Insider 9:51 AM
  • "Apple May Yet Be Unreasonably Cheap" Investopedia 9:52 AM
  • "Apple The 'Flash Mark-Up' Company: Auriga Starts at Buy" Barron's 9:45 AM
  • "Could Indie Apple Observers Beat Wall Street Predictions — Again?" Cult of Mac 9:28 AM
  • "Apple, Slimmed-Down Military: Hot Trends" TheStreet 8:30 AM
Industry News
  • "Tech stocks drive north with broad gains" MarketWatch 4:22 PM
  • "U.S. stocks recoup losses on jobs data, bank rally: After rough start thanks to Europe bank fears, stocks regain footing" MarketWatch 4:22 PM
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