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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, January 8, 2012
 

 

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Thursday Highlights: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said to be gunning for iPhone's default search engine, displacing Google's favored status; Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt rounds up analyst estimates for how many iPhones Apple sold last quarter; questions as to when Apple's new retail boss, Angela Ahrendts, will actually start, said to be free from Burberry this month, but may stick around with the clothier for an £8m bonus if she stays through June; got a batch of files you need to rename, then have a look at Macworld's review of Name Mangler; AddictiveTips shows how to disable particular apps from taking an App Nap; Mac OS X Hints has a how-to for utilizing Time Machine on unsupported volumes; Ally Gill at The Apple Harvest explains why he'd "rather troubleshoot a Mac than a PC"; Apple now confirming aftermarket CarPlay support according to CNET; appears the UK's BBC and Sky apps are experiencing issues on iOS, reports in our General Interest section; web logs now showing iOS 7.1.1 being tested, bug fixes expected, and there's also testing of iOS 8, and OS X 10.10 as well; iOS 8 will feature Shazam integration according to reports; and Apple applies for a gesture-based iDevice unlock similar to Android, as well as biometric and anti-spoofing patents, among others; The Verge goes hands-on with CarPlay; Jonny Evans reviews 5 business-boosting apps he finds useful for iOS and OS X; Macworld article features 33 tips and tricks for iOS 7.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "Apple's Growth Will Explode in 2012, But Will Share Price Scare Off New Investment?"  The Motley Fool 2:51 PM
  • "How many iPhones did Apple sell last quarter? Pros and amateurs both expect a blow-out. They're just haggling over the percentage"  Fortune 7:46 AM
  • "Backdoors in RIM, Nokia & Apple hardware?"  ZDNet 6:28 PM
  • "Hacked memo leaked: Apple, Nokia, RIM supply backdoors for gov't intercept?"  Computerworld Blogs 2:19 PM
  • "Chinese Writers Challenging Apple App Store Moves Ahead" M.I.C. Gadget 2:52 PM
  • "Apple facing $1.88 million lawsuit in China over sales of illegal book downloads" The Next Web 8:20 AM
  • "Cupertino lawyers mull 'driPhone' name ban: Not a dry i™ in the house" The Register 5:47 PM
  • "How Google and Apple will control TV: Two Silicon Valley giants will do for TV what they did for mobile phones: take it over"  Computerworld 1/7
  • "The battle for TV: New tech war brewing as Google and Apple race to bring out internet sets"  Daily Mail (UK) 1/7
  • "Apple, Netflix, and the Future of TV" [Video Report] The Motley Fool 1/7
  • "iPad rumor mill hits high gear, as do Apple's plans for China" CNET News 1/7
  • "Apple hits a record-high close with over 2 weeks to spare: The slingshot ride in advance of the company's quarterly earnings Report has begun early"  Fortune 1/7
  • "China next in line to sue Apple, illegal App store sales: A group of Chinese writers have placed Apple in the firing line for illegal sale of their work through the Apple App store." ZDNet 1/7
  • "The Idea of Steve Jobs: The idea of Steve Jobs existed alongside—superseded—the actual Jobs"  Psychology Today 1/7
  • "Steve Jobs Doll Draws Legal Threats from Apple" Tom's Guide 1/7
  • "Sales, Not Service At Target's Apple Zones" ifoAppleStore 1/7
OS X
News
  • "The Mac App Store turns 1 year old today" The Next Web 1/6
  • "Safari 5 for OS X, Firefox 9 for Windows 7 crowned victors of browser benchmark battle" The Verge 1/6
  • "Susan Kare Icons: Selected Work from 1983 - 2011" eXtensions 1/6
  • "Microsoft Signature: PCs Without Crapware, Just Like Macs" Wired 1/6
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Video Tip: Safari For Lion – Download Changes" MacTrast 8:21 AM
  • "Password Protect Zip Files in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 1/7
  • "Daily Mac App: Fluid" TUAW 1/6
  • "14 Easy Ways To Do Powerful Portrait Photo Retouching On Your Mac (beyond iPhoto)" Mac 360 1/6
  • "How Mac Users Can Drag And Drop To Remove Unwanted Apps" Mac 360 1/6
  • "How To Cut, Copy, Paste On Your Mac Just Like An iPhone" Mac 360 1/6
  • "Video Mac Tip: Get Back Scroll Bars In Mac OS X Lion" MacTrast 1/6
  • "Mac Tip: Forward Only The Attachment In Mail For Mac OS" MacTrast 1/6
Op/Ed
  • "Updated Security discussion includes iChat/AOL privacy problems; detailed analysis of a Gmail hacking; analysis of spam email; a court case involving forced password surrender; and a WPS vulnerability." MacInTouch 1/7
  • "Infinity Blade makes over $30 million in 2011" UberGizmo 1/6
  • "C'mon Apple, upgrade Numbers!"  ZDNet 1/6
Press Releases
  • "See the Inside of iMac, iPad, and iPhone with These X-Ray Wallpapers" OS X Daily 2:53 PM
  • "Newly 3D Video Converter for Mac Released By E-PDF" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "Newly Mac 3GP to iMovie Converter Release" prMac 1/7
  • "Zykloid Updates Posterino: Now Version 2.5.3" eXtensions 1/7
  • "Data Creator 1.0 for OS X, creates data table and fill them with proper random content for export to test database and various App" Tension Software 1/6
  • "Marble Arena 2 New and Noteworthy Mac Game" prMac 1/6
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Steve Jobs Doll Legal After All" App Advice 8:05 PM
  • "iOS still ahead of Android in terms of web use" iTWire 8:06 PM
  • "CES 2012 Kicks off Next Week: Gorilla Glass, Vizio, Windows Phone, Ultrabooks" MacRumors 8:21 AM
  • "Week in Apple: developer wishes, iBooks changes, and more" Ars Technica 1/7
  • "Survey suggests 50% growth in enterprise spending on Apple products in 2012" AppleInsider 1/7
  • "Official: The smartphones that suck much more than others/3G networks are straining to support the demands of punters as their shiny new smartphones demand more and more information from the internet, says a Report by British firm Arieso. iPhone 4S users use twice as much data as iPhone 4 users, and three times as much as iPhone 3G users." The Register 1/7
  • "Apple to take a bite out of Destin? Computer giant is hiring for a 'store-in-a-store'" The Destin Log 1/7
  • "Apple's iPhone 4S Rings In The Year Of The Dragon: China is now Apple's second largest market after the US, while it sales volume overtook Lenovo, the world's third-biggest PC maker" Music Dish 1/7
  • "Apple Dominates Competitors on App Revenue" PC Magazine 1/6
  • "iPad typos are Apple's fault, not yours - new claim: Vid The iPad's soft keyboard has been caught failing to pass key presses to applications, introducing errors and letting the typist take the fall."  The Register 1/6
  • "Apple said to threaten legal action over Steve Jobs doll: Chinese action-figure maker committing a 'criminal offense'?" The Register 1/6
  • "Don't blame the iPhone 4S if your network is congested" Fortune 1/6
  • "The iPhone 4S gulps twice as much data as iPhone 4" GigaOM 1/6
  • "Apple's Voice Recognition Siri Doubles IPhone Data Volumes" Bloomberg 1/6
  • "Siri On iPhone 4S Dramatically Increases Data Consumption" AppleBitch 1/6
  • "New Zealander takes on Apple" ["The Apple Corporation has told Hayden Crowther it may object to his use of the word driPhone to market a waterproof and shockproof phone case for Apple's iPhones and Google's Android smartphones. ... He received a letter yesterday from a Wellington patent attorney, instructed by the world's biggest technology company, telling him it wanted more time to consider objecting to the name of his product, launched in May last year."] Fairfax NZ News 1/6
  • "Samsung topples Apple with its smartphone sales" CNN 1/6
  • "Apple pays $5m to settle Elan patent suit" CNET News 1/6
  • "Asian Apple Fans Cheer On Apple's All-New Red Friday Sale in Asia" Patently Apple 1/6
  • "China Unicom Offers Free IPhone 4S for Users Who Sign Multiyear Contracts" Bloomberg 1/6
  • "Apple's iPhone 4S to hit stores next week" China Daily 1/6
  • "These iPhone Camera Add Ons Will Take Your Photography Game To A Whole New Level" [Slideshow] Business Insider 1/6
  • "iPad Survives 100,000 Foot Fall With G-Form Case" iDownload Blog 1/6
  • "The Most Phenomenal Way to Use An iPad 2 On The Subway" M.I.C. Gadget 1/6
Non-Apple News
  • "Samsung Reports record quarterly profit on strong mobile handset sales" Edible Apple 1/7
  • "Barnes & Noble: Stores, Nook to have 'tight' links" MarketWatch 1/6
  • "BlackBerry bug continues to brick handsets" ZDNet 1/6
  • "Fusion-io demos billion IOPS server config: Fusion-io has achieved a billion IOPS from eight servers in a demonstration at the DEMO Enterprise event in San Francisco." The Register 1/6
  • "E-Fun Announces Android Tablet and Digital Pen" PC Magazine 1/6
  • "Pioneer Announces Thin, Light External Blu-ray Burner" PC Magazine 1/6
  • "New virus raids your bank account - but you won't notice" MSNBC 1/6
  • "Sony to launch flash cards with 125Mbps write speeds: The Japanese electronics giant will be the first to launch memory cards under the new XQD standard" IDG News Service 1/6
  • "The hot tech gig of 2022: Data scientist" Fortune 1/6
  • "Symantec confirms source code leak in two enterprise security products: Hacking group discloses source code segments used in Symantec's Endpoint Protection 11.0 and Antivirus 10.2" Computerworld 1/6
  • "New Denial Of Service Attack Cripples Servers Slowly" InformationWeek 1/6
  • "Samsung Quarterly Profit Rises as Galaxy Phones Lure Consumers From Apple" Bloomberg 1/6
  • "CES outing for 'world's thinnest' tablet, Ultrabook, says Toshiba" Register Hardware 1/6
  • "Trendnet showcases first 802.11ac products at CES 2012" CNET 1/6
  • "Ford to open Silicon Valley lab: Ford to open Silicon Valley lab to scout out new car technology" Associated Press 1/6
  • "Zynga kicks off new year with 'Hidden Chronicles,' 'Scramble with Friends'" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 1/6
  • "Facebook about to launch Actions, the final piece of its plan for frictionless sharing" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 1/6
  • "Corning's Gorilla Glass 2 Coming to CES" PC Magazine 1/6
  • "New Yahoo Chief Rallies Troops With Talk of Innovation" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1/6
  • "HTC posts poor Q4 results: Loses Android mojo to Samsung, Apple" ZDNet 1/6
  • "Latest Chrome Beta Prerenders Websites You're Likely to Visit" Webmonkey 1/6
  • "Google Chrome finally gets malware download protection" Techworld 1/6
  • "Google Made 30 Search Quality Improvements in December" eWeek 1/6
  • "Code Year draws 200,000 aspiring programmers" CNNMoney 1/6
  • "Warning: All That Free Spotify Music You've Been Enjoying Is Going To End Soon" Business Insider 1/6
  • "CES: Corning To Unveil Gorilla Glass 2 (The Sequel!)" Forbes 1/6
  • "Siri Sibling Trapit Raises $6.2 Million Series A From Horizons" TechCrunch 1/6
  • "Fusion-io passes one billion IOPS barrier thanks to better software, not hardware" The Verge 1/6
  • "HTC Has First Profit Drop in Two Years on IPhone Competition" Bloomberg 1/6
Publications/Podcasts
  • "The beginning of QuickTime" ["I have posted an excerpt from my book 'Timeline' that details the early days of QuickTime at Apple and the story of Ampex setting out to buy Avid."] John Buck 1/7
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Adam Engst of TidBITS, Sean Brown of Sonic Foundry, and Dan Moren of Macworld this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 1/6
  • "iWake With AppAdvice For Friday Now Available" App Advice 1/6
Hardware/Software
  • "The iPhone 4S Jailbreak: What We Know So Far" iDownload Blog 9:07 PM
  • "Foxconn Cuts Prices to Retain Orders for iPhones and iPads" M.I.C. Gadget 1/7
  • "Apple iOS 5.1 beta code hints at quad-core iPad, iPhone" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 1/6
  • "Apple projected to reach 116M iPhone, 55M iPad sales in 2012" AppleInsider 1/6
  • "Apple to ship 'iPad 3' in March, 'iPad 4' in October, say Taiwan component makers"  DigiTimes 1/6
  • "Apple 2012: iPad 3 ships March, iPad 4 in October?"  Computerworld 1/6
  • "Report: Apple to launch 'full HD' iPad 3 in March, followed by iPad 4 in October" 9 to 5 Mac 1/6
  • "iOS 5.1 beta reveals Apple's plan to soon ship iPads, iPhones with quad-core chips"  9 to 5 Mac 1/6
  • "Code references in Apple's iOS 5.1 Beta points to quad-core iOS devices" The Next Web 1/6
  • "Support For Quad-Core iDevices Found In iOS 5.1 Beta Code" TechCrunch 1/6
  • "Quad-core iPads (& perhaps iPhones) coming soon" VentureBeat 1/6
  • "iMessage bug swats iPhone owners who switch to Android" ZDNet Australia 1/6
  • "Update On First Generation iPod Nano Replacement Program" AppleBitch 1/6
  • "Apple Reinvents the Ionic Wind Generator Cooling System" Patently Apple 1/6
  • "Shipping Delays Hit All Mac Pro Models In European Apple Stores" Apple Bitch 1/6
  • "Safari owns over 50% of mobile browser marketshare" Edible Apple 1/6
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Just purchased a brand new iMac i7 with Lion operating system. When I turn on my iMac, I have no sound, and the mute box is checked, and another box shows no input or output. I need to reboot my computer every morning. Sometimes works and sometimes not. Spoke to a tech 5 times with no success. Now becoming a nuisance. I have tried to uncheck the mute box, but it is darkened" MacInTouch 1/7
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 10 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:22 AM
  • "Current For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 1/7
  • "Wooords For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 1/7
  • "The Mac Version Of A Monster Ate My Homework Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 1/7
  • "Apimac releases the new version of iDatabase for Mac" ["Below a special -50% Discount Coupon for "iDatabase - Single User" for your readers. Discount code: APIDSCT50IDATA"] Apimac 1/7
  • "20% off iTunes gift cards at BestBuy (Digitial Delivery)" 9 to 5 Mac 1/7
  • "Apple Mac Pro Buyer's Guide -12 & 8 Core Models... Save Up To $260 On Current Machines" MacReviewZone 1/7
  • "2011 Apple iMac Buyer's Guide -21.5 Inch -Up To $250 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 1/7
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -17 Inch Models -Up to $200 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 1/7
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 12 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 1/7
  • "Inertia: Escape Velocity For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 1/6
  • "RC Plane 2 For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 1/6
  • "ZombiePanic For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 1/6
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 11 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 1/6
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 1/6
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 1/6
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 1/6
  • "iPad Buyer's Guide -Prices Up To $100 Off Original Price -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 1/6

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "BiKN for the iPhone hands-on (Video)" Engadget 9:08 PM
  • "Review + giveaway: Griffin Woogie plush toy case for iPhone and iPod touch" iMore 5:58 PM
  • "iPad 2: The Missing Manual 3rd Edition review" AppleTell 1/7
  • "Zeppelin Air review: Bowers and Wilkins' Zeppelin now comes with the addition of AirPlay wireless connectivity alongside improved sound dynamics" Macworld UK 1/7
  • "Snapseed Displays Innovative Touch Interface Approaches" TidBITS 1/6
  • "Performance Comparison Between The 2011 Dual Core Mac mini 2.5GHz and 2008 iMac 2.66GHz" MacReviewZone 1/6
  • "USB 3.0 Roundup: Various Storage Scenarios for Mac Users" Bare Feats 1/6
  • "Opena Case Unique, But Could Be More Protective" MacNews 1/6
  • "The Jawbone Jambox Speaker Is Your iPhone's New Best Friend [Review] Business Insider 1/6
  • "Review: Rochard- A Unique Platforming Adventure" MacTrast 1/6
  • "Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars for OS X review" AppleTell 1/6
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "An Enhanced Glimpse Into Our Lives: Video plus Stills with GLMPS" eXtensions 7:33 AM
  • "Scramble With Friends Is A Major Disappointment" App Advice 1/7
  • "Strike Knight for iPhone and iPad: Bowling game offers casual fun, lots of ads" Macworld 1/7
  • "Visit the Dungeon of the Damned on iOS" AppleTell 1/7
  • "Find My Car Smarter uses Bluetooth Smart to locate your car" TUAW 1/6
  • "CNN App for iPhone Review: Watch domestic, international, politics and entertainment headlines and live CNN with a cable subscription." 148Apps 1/6
  • "PicFrame Review: PicFrame makes custom collages simple and shareable" Macworld 1/6
  • "It's Time For This Monkey To Blow Everything Up In Monkey Quest: Thunderbow" App Advice 1/6
  • "iPhone App Video Review: Wind-up Knight" Appolicious 1/6
  • "'Hatchi' Hands-On Preview - A Tamagotchi Fever Dream" Touch Arcade 1/6
  • "Mighty Fin for iOS review: Play the part of a fish bobbing along assorted aquatic settings while capturing bubbles" Macworld UK 1/6
  • "Super Crate Box Review: Super Crate Box is an fast-paced arcade action game developed by Vlambeer that makes players try to survive against hordes of enemies swarming them." 148Apps 1/6
  • "iCilada Review: Putting everything together in this puzzle game is harder than it looks." 148Apps 1/6
  • "Lunar Racer Review" 148Apps 1/6
  • "Chicken Rain: Chicken Rain is cute, fun, and charming... if the player can get past the in-app purchase prompts." 148Apps 1/6
  • "Become Indiana Jones With This Cool Free iOS Game [Review] Cult of Mac 1/6
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Manage Your iCloud Backups From Your iOS Device" iDownload Blog 1/6
Tips
  • "How to Activate 'Find My iPhone' So It's Ready To Use" TakeFiveADay 6:28 PM
  • "Change the iPhone Text Tone to Play Different SMS Sounds" OS X Daily 5:59 PM
  • "iOS Tip: Music Volume Limit" MacTrast 8:21 AM
  • "iOS Tip: Show The Battery Percentage Meter From The Lock Screen Of Your iPad 2" MacTrast 1/7
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Your iPad typing might not be as bad as you think" iTWire 8:05 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It Will Soon be Friday" eXtensions 6:28 PM
  • "Apple apps still crushing 'green robot army'—for now anyway" Appolicious 6:27 PM
  • "The Television Industry Is Scared Witless Of Apple's iTV, Here's What They Think It Will Be [CES 2012]"  Cult of Mac 6:27 PM
  • "Three Ways that Samsung is Copying Apple" Yahoo! News 6:27 PM
  • "Will The Next Generation iPhone Look As Good As This Mockup?" App Advice 2:52 PM
  • "MacOS KenDensed: Apple's Textbook Rumors & Creepy Steve Jobs Dolls" The Mac Observer 12:54 PM
  • "Microsoft exec admits Windows Phone was response to Apple's iPhone" AppleInsider 1/7
  • "How did copying Apple work for Microsoft? How did not copying Apple work for Microsoft?" Brian Hall 1/7
  • "Apple to Release an iPad 4 in October? iThinknot" PC Magazine 1/7
  • "Vizio vs. Apple: The Battle of the 'Ultrabooks'" PC Magazine 1/7
  • "Fact Or Myth: Killing Apps In The iOS Multitasking Bar Boosts Performance" App Advice 1/7
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Same as it ever was" Macworld 1/7
  • "Why Paid Reviews are Bad for Consumers and Developers, and How to Avoid Them" PadGadget 1/7
  • "Apple will continue to earn majority of app download revenue in 2012" BGR 1/6
  • "Friday Night Fights: Is Samsung Really Copying Apple?" Cult of Android 1/6
  • "Target Can't Win Shoppers With Apple -- You Said It" TheStreet 1/6
  • "A detailed Video breakdown of iOS multitasking shows you don't need to kill your apps" The Next Web 1/6
  • "Spaghetti Against the Wall" ["In what regard can Apple be considered behind Samsung, other than unit sales — a metric Apple has never shown interest in as a primary priority? Apple is after profit share, not unit share."] Daring Fireball 1/6
  • "Target Can't Win Shoppers With Apple -- You Said It" TheStreet 1/6
  • "Particle Debris: Jet-Propelled Tidbits and the White Stallion" The Mac Observer 1/6
  • "Ad network numbers suggest Apple's iPad had a massive Christmas" MacDailyNews 1/6
  • "Web traffic patterns suggest Apple's iPad was a dud this holiday season"  BGR 1/6
  • "2011 smartphones by the numbers: Samsung v. Apple" GigaOM 1/6
  • "Tech fashionista? What your iPhone, iPad says about your style" CBS News 1/6
  • "Happy 10th Birthday, 'Luxo Jr' iMac G4!" Low End Mac 1/6
  • "The Macalope Daily: The waiting is the hardest part" Macworld [Insider Content] 1/6
  • "What Could Apple Be Planning For Rumored 'Media-Related Event'?" MacNews 1/6
  • "Is Siri Really a Data Hog on iPhone 4S?" PCWorld 1/6
  • "5 Ways that Steve Jobs, Steve Denning, and Peggy Noonan are Dead Wrong" Forbes 1/6
  • "Apple Reportedly to open new stores within selected Target outlets this year" The Next Web 1/6
  • "The next Steve Jobs is: Kanye West/Hip-hop star launches design institute stuffed with dope ... minds" The Register 1/6
  • "Block that Apple metaphor: Is someone seriously suggesting that the company has 'jumped the shark'?" Fortune 1/6
  • "Apple May Have Jumped The Shark And Reached Its Zenith"  Seeking Alpha 1/6
  • "'iPad 3 coming March and iPad 4 in October' - Rumor mill recycles failed 2011 rumor" ZDNet 1/6
  • "Yup, the iPad 4 Rumors Have Begun" Techland 1/6
  • "iPad 3 rumored, believe it or not, for March" Mac.Blorge 1/6
  • "Apple 2012 Expectation #2: AirPlay Server and iTunes Concert Streaming Channel" desinformado 1/6
Non-Apple
  • "The Inside Story of India's $50 Computer Tablet" WSJ Blogs 12:54 PM
  • "Money? We don't need your stinking money" Tech.Blorge 9:45 AM
  • "Louis C.K.'s lesson for marketers: Honesty is the best strategy" GigaOM 1/6
  • "Do You Really Need an Unlimited Data Plan?" Yahoo! News 1/6
  • "Two Weeks with Ooma: Quasi-Free Phone Service Never Sounded So Good" HotHardware 1/6
  • "HP Pavilion dm1-4010ez - Installing Cinnamon" ZDNet UK 1/6
  • "Rooting Android Part 3: A taste of despair, and of victory" ZDNet UK 1/6
  • "RIM still misses the point with BlackBerry 10" ZDNet 1/6
  • "Initial impressions of the T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 (video and gallery)" ZDNet 1/6
  • "HTC: It can and will get worse" ZDNet 1/6
  • "A GeekMom's 34 Goals for 2012" Wired 1/6
  • "Talking Your Tech: 2012 resolutions" USA Today 1/6
  • "Sprint's Data Plans Not Quite 'Truly Unlimited'" PC Magazine 1/6
  • "Early access: Putting PS Vita to the test" [Video Report] MSNBC 1/6
  • "3 big screw-ups you can expect from cloud providers in 2012" InfoWorld 1/6
  • "Cloud Computing Skills in Demand, Even Among Non-IT Positions" Forbes 1/6
  • "3G, 4G Handsets to Claim More Than 50% of Handsets in 2012: ABI" eWeek 1/6
  • "Fedora, Mint, openSUSE, Ubuntu: Which Linux desktop is for you? We look at the top four Linux distributions to find out which is right for which users." Computerworld 1/6
  • "More tablets, PCs, and TVs to adopt AMOLED displays" CNET News 1/6
  • "AT&T's Super-fast HTC Vivid Android Smartphone: Contributor Gary Krakow explores the HTC Vivid smartphone - one of the first to run on AT&T's amazingly speedy 4G/LTE network." [Video Report] TheStreet 1/6
  • "CES 2012: 5 trends that will matter this year" VentureBeat [Free Registration Required] 1/6
  • "5 Reasons Google Should Buy Nook" Forbes 1/6
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iCade Drops the Cabinet; New iPhone Version Also Coming" Touch Arcade 8:05 PM
  • "Belkin Bringing Mobile TV to Lots Of Cell Phones, but Will Anyone Tune In?" AllThingsD 6:27 PM
  • "Madgarden's 'Saucelifter! Heavy Disc' Gets iCade Support" Touch Arcade 5:58 PM
  • "Defend your zone with Defense Zone for iOS" AppleTell 5:48 PM
  • "Making an iPhone Even More Child-Friendly" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:36 PM
  • "iPhone Carabiner Clip Is Pointless Hipster Wear" iPhone Savior 5:32 PM
  • "Looks Like Mobile Dtv Will Be Coming To iOS 'Soon' Thanks To Elgato" Macenstein 2:53 PM
  • "Pangea releases Nucleus for iOS, sale price of $0.99" AppleTell 2:52 PM
  • "Play A Calming Game Of Match Three With Zen Lotus" App Advice 2:16 PM
  • "Microsoft Looking to Bring Xbox LIVE Gaming to iOS" iDownload Blog 2:16 PM
  • "Xbox Live gaming coming to iOS and Android?" Geek 8:38 AM
  • "Samsung and Best Buy choose Appolicious to power app discovery" Appolicious 8:28 AM
  • "Blue launching a range of high quality digital iPhone and iPad microphones" iMore 8:28 AM
  • "iMore Asks: What do you want to see at CES 2012?" iMore 8:28 AM
  • "Movl SwipeIt streams content from iOS and Android to Samsung Smart TVs, but is it an official Samsung app?" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "Kaenaa Corp releases Hungry Yogi game for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad" prMac 5:59 PM
  • "How to Convert MOV to Nokia Video Format" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "Blue Microphones Announces Mikey Digital Microphone for iPhone, iPad, and iPod" iClarified 8:15 AM
  • "Nikon's New D-SLR Camera Can Be Controlled With An iOS Device" App Advice 8:06 AM
  • "Updates to Grid Lens, Big Lens, Super 8 and Other Apps" eXtensions 7:34 AM
  • "Frequency™ For iPad: Your Guide To The Best In Web Video" RazorianFly 1/7
  • "Disney Reports 40% jump in iOS downloads from holiday 2010" TUAW 1/7
  • "How to Easily Clear iOS 5 Lock Screen Notifications With Ipsum" iDownload Blog 1/7
  • "Sanho Launches CloudFTP - Lets Any USB Device Share with Apple iPad, iPhone, WiFi Devices & the Cloud" Thomas PR 1/7
  • "Motor Sport App Updated for Newsstand but Not Getting off the Starting Grid" eXtensions 1/7
  • "Design your own iPhone 4 and 4S Case from Case Hut" prMac 1/7
  • "intelli-Diet App - Don't count calories, eat them" prMac 1/7
  • "MEJJI Puzzle Arrives on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad" prMac 1/7
  • "iTattoo Cases Make Excellent Use Of Your iPhone, iPad or Mac Apple Logo" prMac 1/7
  • "Plush Ninja 1.0 Free for iOS - Slice Plush, Toy, Zombie Bears to Pieces" prMac 1/7
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  • "AirBeam Lite turns iPhones, iPads into a free Video surveillance system" prMac 1/7
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  • "Withings iPhone Blood Pressure Monitor" Gadget Wiki 1/6
  • "Pioneer Releases Two AirPlay-Equipped Audio Players For Audiophiles" Cult of Mac 1/6
  • "iLounge's 2012 CES Site launches with maps, exhibitors" iLounge 1/6
  • "Control Nikon's New Flagship D-SLR, The D4, With Your iPhone or iPad [Video] Cult of Mac 1/6
  • "Shelby.TV Comes Closer to TV By Turning Your iPhone Into a Remote" Mashable 1/6
  • "Shelby.tv To Launch 'Touch Play': An AirPlay-Based Gesture Remote" TechCrunch 1/6
  • "CloudOn – Microsoft Office On Your iPad. Seriously" MacPrices 1/6
  • "The UK's Guardian newspaper notches up 500,000 iPad app downloads" The Next Web 1/6
  • "60beat Introduces GamePad, A New External Controller for iOS" 148Apps 1/6
  • "Infinity Blade II makes $5 million, franchise makes $30 million" Appolicious 1/6
  • "Google Translate for iOS Gets iPad Support" Mashable 1/6
  • "Skins 1.0.0 Music Player for iPhone and iPod touch - Now Available" prMac 1/6
  • "Web Development Toolkit bundle ends today - 10 apps 90% off" prMac 1/6
  • "Happy New Year's Eve with Baby Monitor & Alarm for iPhone and Android" prMac 1/6
  • "Touch 2 Report" prMac 1/6
  • "Dungeon Of The Damned - Classic Adventure / Dungeon Crawler on iOS" prMac 1/6
  • "Document Manager released for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch" prMac 1/6
  • "Smart Alarm Clock for iPad: Sleep Cycle Control Goes HD" prMac 1/6
Computer Industry
  • "Intel Awaits Microsoft's Next Number: Microsoft Corp. sent shock waves through the tech sector a year ago with a radical shift in strategy, a plan to develop a next generation of software that relies less exclusively on 30-year partner Intel Corp." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:44 PM
  • "Can Chip Giant Intel Capture the Mobile Market?" The Motley Fool 8:00 AM
  • "Intel's Ivy Bridge chip lurks inside future ultrabooks at CES" CNET News 2:16 PM
  • "Intel and Microsoft should make a 'big splash' at CES, Barron's says" The Fly on the Wall 2:51 PM
  • "Microsoft exec: iPhone prompted Windows Phone redesign" CNET News 2:19 PM
  • "Microsoft working on Vermeer, a 'touchable' 360-degree holographic display (Video)" Engadget 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft and Sony to both unveil next-generation game consoles at this year's E3 conference?" It's All Tech 8:16 AM
  • "Will Windows 8 Tablets Make IT Pros Hate Microsoft?" Ghacks 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft to promote smartphone software" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:16 PM
  • "Windows Phone enthusiasts take Microsoft to task on update detailing" The Next Web 5:49 PM
  • "Nokia Said to Announce Plans for First Microsoft Phone for AT&T" Bloomberg 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft claims nothing has changed in regards to Windows Phone update process" MobileSyrup 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft: Worth A Shot At These Prices" Seeking Alpha 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft aims Windows 8 storage at enterprise data centers" Network World 8:43 AM
  • "HP teases Envy Spectre once again, reveals Beats Audio" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "HP hints at Envy Spectre more with Beats" Electronista 8:10 AM
  • "Cisco: Huge Challenges Lie Ahead In 2012" Seeking Alpha 8:29 AM
  • "Acer Challenges Apple's iCloud with 'AcerCloud'" Forbes 5:36 PM
  • "Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook hands-on" Engadget 5:48 PM
  • "Acer Unveils Thinnest Ultrabook At 15mm: The Aspire S5" TechCrunch 5:49 PM
  • "Wow! Acer Just Took Ripping Off Apple To A Whole New Level" Business Insider 5:49 PM
  • "Acer Introduces 'World's Thinnest' Ultrabook and a 'Me-Too' Cloud Service" AllThingsD 6:26 PM
  • "Acer's Secret Weapon For 2012: This Tablet Will Melt Your Eyeballs With Full HD Video" Business Insider 6:44 PM
  • "Hands on with Acer's pair of ultrabooks: Aspire S5 and Timeline Ultra" CNET 6:26 PM
  • "CES: Consumer Electronics Show Has 2012"s Hot Tech Trends" USA Today 8:33 AM
  • "A Tech Show Loses Clout as Industry Shifts" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:35 PM
  • "CES not always the greatest guide for commercial success" CNET 7:48 AM
  • "A Tech Show Loses Clout as Industry Shifts" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:11 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Selling Apple In October Wasn't The Best Move, But Not Buying Google Was Worse" TechCrunch 7:47 AM
  • "Apple to Announce Huge Earnings After Unprecedented iPhone 4S Rollout" ITProPortal 1/7
  • "3 Stocks To Buy Because Of Apple's Dominance" Seeking Alpha 1/6
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech stocks end week with mild gains" MarketWatch 1/6
  • "U.S. stocks mostly off, cutting weekly gains: Euro's slide keeps overseas worries in play" MarketWatch 1/6
  • "Stocks Close Mixed As Europe Haunts Market" TheStreet 1/6
  • "Stocks end mostly lower despite upbeat jobs Report" CNNMoney 1/6
  • "Upbeat Data Fail to Buoy Dow, Nasdaq Rises" FOXBusiness 1/6
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Jobs Growth Fails to Extend Weekly Rally" Bloomberg 1/6
  • "Dow Drops But Gains on Week: Stocks fell for a second straight day but finished the week with strong gains as worries about Europe overshadowed a drop in U.S. unemployment to its lowest level since February 2009." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1/6
  • "Stocks: All about jobs" CNNMoney 1/6
  • "Canada stocks fall as December jobs disappoint" MarketWatch 1/6
  • "Asian Stocks Decline as Europe Concern Overshadows U.S. Data" Bloomberg 1/6
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks see losses grow as day wears on/Shanghai stocks end higher, with Chinese energy shares rising" MarketWatch 1/6
  • "European Stocks Close Little Changed After U.S. Payrolls Report" Bloomberg 1/6
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks' rise buoyed by U.S. jobs data/Vodafone gains as Goldman Sachs upgrades to buy; Publicis higher" MarketWatch 1/6
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1/6
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1/6
  • "3 Stocks To Buy Because Of Apple's Dominance" Seeking Alpha 1/6

 
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