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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, January 11, 2012
 

 

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Weekend Highlights: Over at The Telegraph, Roy Williams believes Apple should tap into the tremendous R&D talent in the UK; Computerworld's Mike Elgan highlights three groups who can't wait for the Apple Watch, developers, accessory makers, and market analysts; Will Apple play Christmas spoiler for retailers as consumers opt for expensive iPhone 6 models?; you may have noticed Apps in the App Store are no longer "Free" but instead say "Get", Philip Elmer-DeWitt explains; Jonny Evans dives in to the Apple Pay pool and how users of the service spend big; is Apple's thermonuclear war on Android over? It might be suggests Jeff John Roberts at Gigaom, in light of court filings; Apple updates iWork for iCloud with more languages, fonts, easy file renaming — more in our OS X section; Ted Landau discusses bug causing Yosemite to rename shared computers; Dennis Sellers reviews WALTR, an OS X app letting you copy files to your iDevice w/o iTunes; iPhone 6 outselling iPhone 6 Plus was 6:1, now down to 3:1; current "Apple suppliers say GT Advanced promised too much"; Gorilla Glass 4 very tough; more dangers in Masque malware as legit apps have been infiltrated; iPhone 6 Plus shipping times down, in stock in more places ahead of holidays; TechCrunch has a pic of a 24k gold iPad Air 2; John Stewart received a surprising call from Steve Jobs after the comedian skewered Apple on his show; is the future of homework to be found in video games!?; and could games receive new ratings for sexism?; Walt Mossberg's Re/code blog kills comments.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "There's a Scent of Apple in the Air at CES: Once again, Apple is sitting out the Consumer Electronics Show, and once again, its presence is felt everywhere in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rumors are still flying regarding the expected emergence of a new form of Apple TV; meanwhile, Google is giving its own television dreams another go. Tablets of all shapes and sizes are also flooding the CES show floor, ready to knock the iPad off its perch."  MacNewsWorld 8:07 AM
  • "Apple Acquires Flash Part Maker Anobit: Apple Inc. said it acquired Anobit Technologies Ltd., an Israeli company that makes a flash-memory drive part for the iPhone and iPad, confirming a press Report from last month." Bloomberg 8:03 AM
  • "Apple buys Israeli technology firm Anobit" Reuters 8:34 AM
  • "Apple confirms acquisition of flash memory maker: Apple won't say how it plans to use Anobit's NAND flash memory technology" Computerworld 4:06 PM
  • "Apple confirms acquisition of Israel's Anobit" GigaOM 8:06 AM
  • "The revolution will be televised: Apple's plan to reinvent the box" The Independent 7:05 PM
  • "Apple's HDTV and the challenge of securing subscription programming" Network World 7:55 AM
  • "Tim Cook's modest home: Apple's CEO certainly doesn't live like America's 'highest paid CEO'" Fortune 8:34 AM
  • "Kodak sues HTC, Apple over patent infringement: The two smartphone and tablet vendors are infringing on its digital imaging technology, the company alleges" IDG News Service 8:34 AM
  • "Kodak sues, should Apple buy the firm for iPhone?"  Computerworld 8:55 AM
  • "Apple May work with HTC to Fight off New Kodak Lawsuit" Patently Apple 9:59 AM
  • "Apple accused of extortion by rival tablet biz: Tablet maker Nuevas Tecnologías y Energías Catalá, the company behind one of Apple's rare court defeats, is now taking the fruity tech titan to court for extortion." The Register 8:34 AM
OS X
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "6 ways to give your Mac a thorough New Year's cleaning" GigaOM 3:53 PM
  • "Turn Your Mac Into A Digital Meme Generator With A Free App" Mac 360 7:48 AM
  • "Try The Better And Free Way To Use Google Maps On Your Mac" Mac 360 7:48 AM
  • "Restoring hidden apps to the list in the Mac App Store" Mac OS X Hints 10:09 AM
Op/Ed
  • "My IMAP backup strategy (necessary because my work place does not provide infinite online storage) is to create a folder 'on my Mac' for archiving emails. I name it appropriately, usually with a mailbox name and date range. Note, you can also make sub-folders for more organization. Then I create a smart folder to separately capture mail from my In and Sent mailboxes that are older than a certain date (which will depend on your email volume and the storage generosity, or lack thereof, of your provider).: Every once in a while (generally when prompted that I am reaching my storage limit) I will select all of the older messages in the smart folder and select the 'move' option, rather than copy, from the menu or via a right-click and put them all in the archival folder on my Mac. All attachments come along for the ride and the folder is fully searchable form within Mail or via Spotlight. The disadvantage is that since the messages are moved off the server, I can't search them from another computer. Of course, the archived messages are also backed up by TimeMachine." MacInTouch 3:36 PM
  • "Versions is directly related to Autosave, but they are not the same thing. The system saves a new version every hour. However, it doesn't save just every hour: it saves continuously. In the time I've been using Lion, I've had a number of apps crash. Not once have I lost data, even when I had been typing right up to the moment of the crash." MacInTouch 3:36 PM
Press Releases
  • "Color Oracle is a Free Color Blindness Simulator for Designers" OS X Daily 3:14 PM
  • "The Omni Group releases Lion update Stats" TUAW 11:03 AM
  • "Adobe will offer special pricing to CS3 and CS4 users to buy CS6" The Loop 10:33 AM
  • "LionScrollBars for Mac Controls Scroll Bar Behavior by App" Lifehacker 9:14 AM
  • "Four great OS X services you don't know about: Go beyond the obvious with easy shortcuts you download or make yourself" Macworld 8:52 AM
  • "Doremisoft Released PDF to Flash Converter for Mac OS Lion" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Lemke Software Releases GraphicConverter 7.6 for Mac OS X" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Ambiera releases WebsitePainter 2 - Award Winning Web Editor" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Zoom It for OS X: View Screen Through a Magnifying Glass Whenever Needed" prMac 7:57 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple announces special event in New York on Jan. 19" The Loop 11:23 AM
  • "Apple Announces January 19 'Education Event' In New York" AllThingsD 11:31 AM
  • "Apple confirms January 19 'education event' in NYC" Ars Technica 11:49 AM
  • "Apple Aims to Take On the Textbook Market" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:49 PM
  • "Strong Apple contingent expected at CES" ["More than 250 employees are registered to attend the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, according to a person familiar with Apple's plans."]  Reuters 8:06 AM
  • "Apple's Greg Joswiak caught scouting competition at CES" Electronista 8:05 AM
  • "8 Apple Accessories at CES [PICS] Mashable 7:03 PM
  • "Photo Gallery: Direct from the CES Show Floor, Part 1" The Mac Observer 1:46 PM
  • "iPhone Still Top Dog in Customer Satisfaction" iDownload Blog 8:13 AM
  • "T-Mobile didn't get the iPhone because of its unique 3G bands" TUAW 8:52 AM
  • "iPod shuffle debuted on this day in 2005" TUAW 4:32 PM
  • "The Week in iOS Accessories: CES mania!" Macworld 10:15 AM
  • "CES 2012: The Best New Gadgets for your iOS Device" Mac|Life 10:10 AM
  • "iLounge's 2012 CES Best of Show Awards: iPod, iPhone, iPad + Mac" iLounge 3:12 PM
  • "How to Use an iPod Underwater" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:54 PM
  • "You Can Waterproof Your iPhone with this Magical Liquipel Coating" Gizmodo 3:10 PM
  • "Teen Jewelry Designer Recycles Macs into Fashion Accessories" The Mac Observer 6:27 PM
  • "Steve Jobs lives on in comic book" [Video Report] Reuters 7:03 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Apple iTV? Bring it on, says Samsung, as battle-lines drawn in the new tech war" Sydney Morning Herald 7:05 PM
  • "Beyond Siri: Voice Recognition Pops Up in More Gadgets" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:54 PM
  • "9 funky new tech job titles for the 21st-century organization" ZDNet 11:30 AM
  • "CES 2012: HzO protects gadgets from watery deaths" USA Today 11:22 AM
  • "The Smartest Toy Blocks Ever Made: Cubelets/These little cubes from Modular Robotics make programming so easy, even an eight-year-old can do it." Techland 11:18 AM
  • "Cyborg cockroaches power tiny fuel cells" TG Daily 11:14 AM
  • "Is it a phone, or a TV? No, it's smart eyeglasses: With the smart glasses, the wearer can change the focus of the lenses by tapping on the frame near the temple" Computerworld 11:13 AM
  • "Audi shows off gesture-driven dashboard display at CES: Experimental interface allows the driver to flick through screens and visually overlay driving hints onto the road" Techworld 11:12 AM
  • "Panasonic Shows Cloud-Based 'Smart Vegetable Garden' Device For Home Use" TechCrunch 11:11 AM
  • "Kingston Shows Off Tiny USB Drives" PC Magazine 10:49 AM
  • "Canonical CEO: Ubuntu tablet OS will battle Android, iOS/Jane Silber believes there's plenty of room for a new player in tablets, TVs, and maybe even smartphones" InfoWorld 10:37 AM
  • "Connecting the dots (and apps and pads and TVs)" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:35 AM
  • "Q&A: Samsung's mobile strategy" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 11:26 AM
  • "Samsung's see-through LCD screen" [Video Report] Fortune 10:33 AM
  • "Wii U to utilize touch screen and controllers: Old remotes to work with new console for multiplayer games" Detroit News 10:21 AM
  • "Adobe plugs 6 critical holes in Reader" Computerworld 10:16 AM
  • "Nokia's Windows Phone Strategy Aims High, Low" eWeek 10:25 AM
  • "Nokia Lumia 710 On Sale At T-Mobile: Finnish phone maker's first U.S. device for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform hits stores." InformationWeek 9:59 AM
  • "Sony teases with drool-worthy prototype tablets" CNET News 9:54 AM
  • "Android 4.0 A No-Show At CES: More than 20 new Android smartphones launched, but why are they running Android 2.3, not Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?" InformationWeek 11:49 AM
  • "Google to Twitter: You Quit Us, We Didn't Quit You" Techland 11:19 AM
  • "Google and Twitter scrap publicly over social search" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:30 AM
  • "Google's Schmidt talks Android platform, ecosystem plan" [Video Report] ZDNet 11:31 AM
  • "Google's Eric Schmidt Denies Android Fragmentation at CES" eWeek 10:26 AM
  • "WebOS Mastermind Jon Rubinstein Is 'Hiding Out, Spending His Millions'" Business Insider 10:09 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 374: Cool Stuff Found at CES, Questions Answered & More" The Mac Observer 9:59 AM
Hardware/Software
  • "Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments in Fourth Quarter of 2011 Declined 1.4 Percent; Year-End Shipments Increased 0.5 Percent" Gartner 4:17 PM
  • "Apple Maintains Third Place Ranking with 11.6% of U.S. PC Shipments in 4Q 2011" MacRumors 4:17 PM
  • "Apple becomes No. 3 PC maker in US with industry-leading 21% growth" AppleInsider 8:48 PM
  • "Strong sales of iPhone 4S a precursor to 'monster' launch of redesigned 'iPhone 5'" AppleInsider 3:12 PM
  • "Pegatron and Foxconn Reportedly begin assembly of iPad 3 with Sharp display, launching in early-March" 9 to 5 Mac 8:13 AM
  • "Sharp is Reportedly Out of the Race for iPad 3 Display Production" Patently Apple 3:14 PM
  • "Is Sharp out as an iPad 3 display manufacturer?" CNET Reviews 8:49 PM
  • "Rumor: iPad 3 Launch In Early March 2012" AppleBitch 8:22 AM
  • "iPad 3 Production Underway for Early March Shipments?" MacRumors 8:52 AM
  • "Foxconn & Pegatron Begin Assembling Retina Display iPad 3 For Launch In Early March [Rumor] Cult of Mac 8:51 AM
  • "Is Apple's next tablet the 'iPad 2S'? A tech blogger claims to have gotten a close-up glimpse of what's suspected to be the next iPad — and says it's almost indistinguishable from its predecessor" The Week 7:04 PM
  • "Apple confirms Anobit buy for flash tech" CNET News 8:51 AM
  • "CES 2012: Intel eyes Apple iPhone and Windows phones for new Medfield chips" Telegraph 7:02 PM
  • "GPUs in Next-Gen iOS Devices Could Be 20 Times More Powerful" The Mac Observer 9:06 AM
AppleCare/Helps
  • "I have a Verizon FiOS router (model 9100em). I fixed a number of problems by going to IP address 192.168.1.1 in a web browser and changing the router to channel 1 (instead of automatic channel selection).: When you enter the IP address, your browser will show a login screen. Enter 'admin' (without quotes) for the User Name and the serial number of your Verizon router for the password. Click the 'Wireless Settings' icon at the top of the new page. Click 'Basic Security Settings' on the left. Change item 3 to Channel 1, and check the box 'Keep my channel selection during power cycle.' Scroll down and click the 'Apply' button." MacInTouch 3:37 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Sarge HD For iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $4.99)" Apple Sliced 8:21 AM
  • "Paper Glider vs. Gnomes For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:21 AM
  • "Disc Pool For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:21 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:20 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:20 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 8:20 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Up To $131 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 10:16 AM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -13 Inch Models -Up to $99 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 10:16 AM
  • "iPod Touch Buyer's Guide... Up To $90 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 10:22 AM
  • "iPod Nano Buyer's Guide -Up To $10 Off Current Models... The Best iPod Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 10:18 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "Performance Comparison Between October, 2011, 15 Inch MacBook Pro 2.4GHz and February, 2011, 15 Inch MacBook Pro 2.2GHz" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 8:22 AM
  • "Performance Comparison Between All May, 2011 Apple iMacs" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 8:21 AM
  • "If You Travel Light, You Can Take An (IPhone) Hint" MacNews 10:01 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Apple's Cards Lets You Send Custom Greeting Cards from your iPhone" Best App Site 11:13 PM
  • "Adonit astonishes with new pressure sensitive iOS stylus" Macworld 7:06 PM
  • "Improve snap at a tap with winning iPad app" Melbourne Age 7:06 PM
  • "Build your own iPhone case" CNET 6:44 PM
  • "A tour of Amazon's touch-based Kindle Store for the iPad" CNET News 9:54 AM
  • "Review: Shazam Player Brings Lyrics, Discovery To Your iOS Music Library" MacStories 11:49 AM
  • "Hands on with Guitar Apprentice for iPad" iMore 3:52 PM
  • "Hands on with Dailymotion Video Stream for iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:52 AM
  • "Going from InDesign print layouts to iPad publications" IT.Enquirer 8:28 AM
  • "Shazam Player Is a Music Player for iOS with a Lyrics Database and Social Features" Lifehacker 10:10 AM
  • "Call of Duty ELITE Review" 148Apps 1:08 PM
  • "Garmin Fit Review" 148Apps 10:10 AM
  • "W.E.L.D.E.R. Review: Outstanding word-formation game is addictive, instructive" Macworld 8:07 AM
  • "Stretch the Puzzle Review" 148Apps 1:11 PM
  • "'Lunar Racer' Review - Jump, Flip, Shoot and Win" Touch Arcade 8:52 AM
  • "Nucleus Review" 148Apps 8:14 AM
  • "Core Dump: Free and Formerly Free iOS Apps" Wired 11:48 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How to Improve Your Google Voice Experience on the iPhone" Lifehacker 3:11 PM
Tips
  • "Fix an iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo During Boot" OS X Daily 2:34 PM
  • "iOS Tip: Customize Spotlight Search Settings" MacTrast 8:14 AM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Sony Singing Apple's Tune" WSJ Blogs 11:14 PM
  • "Jailbreak for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S imminent" CNET Reviews 8:42 PM
  • "Can Anyone Beat Apple's MacBook Air?" [Video Report] The Motley Fool 7:07 PM
  • "Living Up to Apple's Standards"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:04 PM
  • "How to spot an Apple spy at CES 2012" CNET News 6:46 PM
  • "Analyst sees iPhone 5 with larger screen and 4G connectivity as huge growth driver for Apple in 2012'" Edible Apple 6:27 PM
  • "No Holiday Cheer for PC Makers — Except Apple" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:49 PM
  • "Piper Jaffray: 30M iPhones Sold During Holiday Qtr" The Mac Observer 6:27 PM
  • "Why the iPad is Big Cable's Secret Weapon Against Its Own Irrelevance" ReadWriteWeb 4:18 PM
  • "Apple May Need Cheaper Phones To Compete In China" Forbes 3:53 PM
  • "Apple's next foray: The textbook market?" CBS News 3:12 PM
  • "Why Samsung Is The Next Apple"  TechCrunch 2:35 PM
  • "Apple announces special event, speculation begins" ZDNet 1:09 PM
  • "Is There Room for the Original iPhone in 2012?" Low End Mac 1:09 PM
  • "Is This What Future TouchScreen iMacs Will Look Like? [CES 2012] Cult of Mac 11:49 AM
  • "iPad 3: What to Expect from Apple and When" PCWorld 4:05 PM
  • "Is the iPad 3 at CES?" Mashable 10:32 AM
  • "Apple May Have Avoided LTE To Box in Verizon, Says Guggenheim" Barron's 10:32 AM
  • "Dell Plans 'iPad Killer' for Late 2012" MacTrast 10:27 AM
  • "Will Apple Introduce Its Own TV or Just Improve Apple TV?" Low End Mac 10:10 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Copycat tit-for-tat" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:10 AM
  • "Google patents are no threat to Apple: Some stock market gurus seem to have a fatal attraction to technology patents. While technology patents can certainly add to the performance of a stock, that attraction often fails to account for a number of factors affecting the value of the patents." MarketWatch 10:04 AM
  • "Small Firm Beats Apple in Court, Files Extortion Charges" The Mac Observer 10:04 AM
  • "Minyanville at CES: Apple's Super-Secret Presence at CES" Minyanville 9:46 AM
  • "Does MacBook Air Hit The Sweet Spot Between Laptop Power And iPad Portability? – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 9:13 AM
  • "How Does Apple (The Computer Company) Compare To The Apple (The Fruit) Industry?" Business Insider 8:53 AM
  • "Can Apple Add Exclusive Sports Coverage To Its Empire?" Seeking Alpha 8:53 AM
  • "Apple: From Time To Time We Buy Smaller Tech Companies And Don't Talk About It" Business Insider 8:13 AM
  • "Apple, we buzz you"  MSNBC 8:07 AM
  • "iPad has potential as programming teaching tool, if Apple would let it"  GigaOM 8:05 AM
  • "On the idea of a 7-inch Apple iPad" TUAW 8:03 AM
Non-Apple
  • "ZDNet's guide to beating New Year tech torpor" ZDNet UK 11:33 AM
  • "Why I won't be buying Samsung's 'future-proof' upgradable TV" ZDNet 11:31 AM
  • "First look: Zend's PHP developer cloud" InfoWorld 10:37 AM
  • "The hidden danger of touchscreens: Smartphones, tablets, and now touchscreen PCs all can lead to stress-related injuries of your hands, arms, back, and eyes -- unless you use them right" InfoWorld 10:36 AM
  • "Google's Search Plus Your World: What it Means for Users" PCWorld 10:51 AM
  • "Twitter's Mad At Google. Should You Be?" Forbes 10:32 AM
  • "Connected TV: One Area Yahoo CEO Thompson Won't Play 'Catch-Up'" Forbes 10:32 AM
  • "Facebook's new ad label may confuse users" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:29 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: 39-, 50-inch TV panels to gain market acceptance" DigiTimes 10:22 AM
  • "Do mobile devices really need multi-core chips?" Computerworld 10:17 AM
  • "Can You Say 'WAH-wey'? Low-Cost Phones Find Niche" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:29 AM
  • "CES 2012: Or, please stop announcing smartphones and tablets" ZDNet 11:31 AM
  • "The 12 Best, Quirkiest CES Gadgets We've Seen So Far" Wired 11:28 AM
  • "Photos: Day Three of the Consumer Electronics Show" Techland 11:19 AM
  • "Gadget Wonderland" [Slideshow] New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:56 AM
  • "5 Hot Gadgets at CES 2012" TheStreet 9:24 AM
  • "3D TV Gaining Momentum --Well, In Some Places" MacNews 10:00 AM
  • "2012Watch: Jeff Bezos Is Looking Cooler ... And Amazon Is Getting Hotter/Source: Silicon Valley Watcher (http://s.tt/15b8g)" Silicon Valley Watcher 8:13 AM
  • "Mamas don't let your babies grow up to see trade shows" I, Cringely 8:06 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Mercedes-Benz shows off DriveStyle iPhone app-based in-car entertainment concept" Expert Reviews 11:15 PM
  • "iSimple MegaPhone: The best low-tech iPhone speaker booster?" CNET 3:53 PM
  • "Belkin talks new iPhone cases at CES 2012" iMore 3:52 PM
  • "This super-sized iPod dock weighs 900 pounds and costs $30,000 [Video] The Next Web 2:37 PM
  • "iRig STOMP—A Stomp Box for Amplitube on iOS Devices" The Mac Observer 2:33 PM
  • "Amazon Launches iPad-Friendly Kindle Store" Wired 11:48 AM
  • "Goggles That Take Your iPhone Under the Sea" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Ports Popular iOS Game, Cut the Rope, to HTML5" PC Magazine 10:55 AM
  • "Targus Pen Beams Handwritten Notes To Your iPad, in Real Time (Or Not)" PCWorld 10:54 AM
  • "900-Pound iNuke iPod Dock Commands Attention" [Video Report] IDG News Service 10:51 AM
  • "Pukks: Hydrogen power for the people" Tech.Blorge 10:43 AM
  • "Dodge The Hammer With Finger Splatter" 148Apps 10:43 AM
  • "Solutionizer Released for Rocknor's Donut Factory on iOS" PRWeb 10:31 AM
  • "New jailbreak/unlock released for iPhone 3Gs/4/4S & iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1" PRWeb 10:31 AM
  • "iPhone and Android Apps Now Within Reach of High School Students - UmbrellaSDK.com" PRWeb 10:31 AM
  • "Shunra Introduces NetworkCatcher Express Mobile App: NetworkCatcher Express for iPhone and Android Offers On-demand Capture of Live Mobile Network Conditions" Business Wire 10:30 AM
  • "Shazam Launches New 'Shazam Player' App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch" Business Wire 10:29 AM
  • "Several iOS App Updates Available: glmps, NASA, MacHash News, British Airways, Keymote, Social GPS and Color Uncovered" eXtensions 9:59 AM
  • "Showtime Anywhere brings Dexter, Homeland, Californication to the iPad" Houston Chronicle 8:53 AM
  • "The Best Jailbreak Tweaks and Apps for iPad" Lifehacker 8:51 AM
  • "Mounty Mounts iPhone on Bikes, Strollers, Shopping Carts, Anywhere" Wired 8:34 AM
  • "Comcast AnyPlay will stream live TV to your iPad" CNET News 6:47 PM
  • "iShower is a Water Resistant Bluetooth Speaker for Your iDevice" iClarified 8:07 AM
  • "Bargain iPhone and iPad Apps: Scramble with Friends, Dr. Seuss Band, Glee, and more!" Beatweek Magazine 7:59 AM
  • "Unmatched iPhone Gold and Silver App includes Key Industry Calculators" prMac 8:52 AM
  • "MetroTimer 2.0 Free for iOS - The Most Accurate Metronome App for iOS" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Cheeseman released for iOS" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Bears That Fly Company Launches Bob the Rock App" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Dolly Drive, online Mac backup, brings latest features to iLounge at CES" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Cinefy Debuts Revolutionary Video Editing Technology At CES" prMac 7:58 AM
  • "Experience the thrill of High Speed Racing with MotoSikeO" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "GlitchSoft Reveals Weapons Arsenal for Star Marine: Infinite Ammo on iOS" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Trip Money 1.0 for iOS: Helps Travelers Track Money Balance and Spending" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "Coin Attack : TOPGUN for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android now available" prMac 7:57 AM
  • "MetroTimer 2.0 Free for iOS - The Most Accurate Metronome App for iOS" prMac 7:57 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft execs warn of weak 4Q shipments" MarketWatch 9:36 AM
  • "Microsoft admits PC shipments down ahead of next week's earnings report" ZDNet 11:30 AM
  • "Microsoft execs warn of PC sales drop in crucial Q4: Senior Microsoft executives are warning that PC sales in the last quarter will be lower than expected, saying the effects of the floods in Thailand are having a lingering impact." The Register 4:06 PM
  • "Did Thai floods sink Windows sales?" InfoWorld 10:37 AM
  • "Analysts react to Microsoft warnings of PC shipment declines" Seattle Times 11:02 AM
  • "Nokia CEO: MS Purchase Rumors Bogus" PC Magazine 10:49 AM
  • "Microsoft could help Nokia sell 37 million phones in 2012" CNET News 11:46 AM
  • "Microsoft withdraws one patent from Barnes & Noble Android case" ZDNet 11:31 AM
  • "Windows Intune 3: The chance to get it completely right" InfoWorld 10:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Bing Search Queries Overtake Yahoo For The First Time In December" TechCrunch 11:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Eclipses Yahoo In US Search For 1st Time" Associated Press 6:40 PM
  • "Exclusive: Microsoft Web TV subscription plan on hold" Reuters 11:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Bets Big on Kinect for Windows, But Splits Its Community" Wired 11:27 AM
  • "Microsoft probing report of Foxconn mass-suicide threat" CNET News 6:43 PM
  • "Foxconn staff threaten mass suicide: Three hundred staff at a plant building the Xbox 360 have been threatening mass suicide over pay and conditions, according to local reports." TG Daily 11:14 AM
  • "Suicidal Foxconn workers talked down from factory roof: Staff threatened to jump in protest at Xbox plant" The Register 11:17 AM
  • "Exclusive: Dell plots late-2012 consumer tablet launch" Reuters 9:39 AM
  • "Dell Plots Late-2012 Consumer Tablet Launch" CNBC 9:39 AM
  • "Dell Prepares to Reenter the Tablet Market" PCWorld 10:51 AM
  • "@ CES: Dell Sets The Stage For Yet Another Stab At Making A Tablet" paidContent 9:46 AM
  • "Dell Really Hoping It Won't Have to Discontinue Next Tablet" AllThingsD 11:42 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Offers Slim Profile, Enhanced Security" eWeek 10:26 AM
  • "Dell overhauls enterprise storage line-up" V3 11:24 AM
  • "Dell sprays hot fluid data across storage products" The Register 11:17 AM
  • "Dell updates Compellent system, storage portfolio" ZDNet 11:32 AM
  • "Dell launches dedupe appliance, VMware integration: New Dell DR4000 machine is aimed at small, midsize businesses, remote enterprise sites" Computerworld 10:16 AM
  • "Dell Reshuffles The Deck, Stock Going To $21" Forbes 4:06 PM
  • "IBM Keeps Top Patent Spot for 19th Year as Asian Rivals Gain" Bloomberg 9:41 AM
  • "IBM wins most patents for 19th straight year; Microsoft only other U.S. company in top 10" Network World 10:57 AM
  • "IBM buys Green Hat, no terms given: IBM closes acquisition of software testing company Green Hat for undisclosed sum" Associated Press 9:41 AM
  • "IBM, San Jose State Team On Social Business 101" InformationWeek 6:52 PM
  • "HP's 'No Compromise' Ultrabook: The tricked-out and pricey Envy Spectre 14, unveiled at CES this week, includes a high-resolution screen, Beats Audio, and NFC." InformationWeek 9:59 AM
  • "Oracle opens big office in downtown San Jose" Contra Costa Times [Free Registration Required] 9:48 AM
  • "Intel and Qualcomm step up chip battle" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:29 AM
  • "Intel unveils new chips for smartphones and tablets" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Intel Takes It to the Smartphone Market" TheStreet 9:44 AM
  • "At long last, a phone with Intel inside" Fortune 9:44 AM
  • "CES: Intel teams up with Lenovo and Motorola to launch Atom-based smartphones" V3 11:23 AM
  • "Intel, Motorola Mobility strike strategic mobile partnership" DigiTimes 10:23 AM
  • "Intel caught faking CES ultrabook gaming demo" The Register 11:17 AM
  • "AMD's Answer to Ultrabooks: Make 'Em Cheap" Techland 11:18 AM
  • "AMD Stock A Longtime Loser But Parts Add Up To $8.50" Forbes 3:11 PM
  • "Cisco's Growth Plan: Cisco exec Marthin DeBeer chats about where the chipmaker will see new growth going into 2012" [Video Report] TheStreet 11:39 AM
  • "ICANN snubs critics, opens domain extension floodgates" The Register 11:16 AM
  • "Race for new website domain names may end up a marathon" USA Today 11:20 AM
  • "Digital land rush expected Thursday for new Internet domain names" Gannett News Service 10:12 AM
  • "Celeb watch at CES 2012, Bieber, Snooki, Timberlake et al" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 10:40 AM
  • "Consumer Tech Marches Closer To Star Trek: CES panel says top future technology trends include natural language processing, flexible displays, and robots. Will innovation be driven by consumers, not manufacturers?" InformationWeek 10:00 AM
  • "A New 'Law' for the Mobile Computing Era" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:47 AM
  • "Google, Microsoft, HP Lead Surge in Tech Acquisitions Spending: Report" eWeek 10:25 AM
  • "Gartner says PC shipments declined 1.4 percent in Q4" Reuters 6:50 PM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Mickey Mouse Sighting in Cupertino: Adding Disney CEO Bob Iger to its board looks a great move for Apple (even if retaining Andrea Jung looks questionable)." WSJ Blogs 1/10
  • "Apple suppliers data hints great holiday quarter" GigaOM 11:16 PM
  • "Apple: Street Estimates Getting Carried Away, Says Cowen" Barron's 1/10
  • "Apple, S&P 500 Showing Signs of Possible Top: Presently there are a cluster of bullish cup & handles in a tug-of-war with topping cycles." Minyanville 1/10
Industry News
  • "Techs edge up, but Microsoft warning weighs: Company says PC shipments may be weaker than projected" MarketWatch 4:19 PM
  • "U.S. stock indexes recoup bulk of losses: S&P 500 at 5-month high; Europe, U.S. economy tug sentiment" MarketWatch 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed; Investors Eye Earnings, Eurozone Fears" TheStreet 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks end little changed: U.S. stocks recovered from earlier losses to ended little changed Wednesday as concerns about Europe's weak economy and debt crisis weighed on the market." CNNMoney 4:19 PM
  • "Most U.S. Stocks Climb as Bank Rally Overshadows European Growth Concerns" Bloomberg 6:30 PM
  • "Stocks dip as new year rally fades" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Stocks End Mixed; Nasdaq Logs 5-Day Rally" CNBC 4:20 PM
  • "Wall Street edges lower on new Europe worries: US stocks creep lower on worries about slowing German economy; Coca-Cola leads Dow lower" Associated Press 4:20 PM
  • "Global Fears Rattle the Dow: Stocks finished the day roughly flat, as concerns over a weakening economy in Europe gave investors pause after the market's recent gains." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:30 PM
  • "Asian Shares Mostly Up" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:29 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Rise as U.S. Optimism Overshadows European Concern" Bloomberg 11:25 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Most Asian markets rise as Shanghai falls" MarketWatch 9:31 AM
  • "European Stocks Decline From One-Week High; Repsol Leads Retreat" Bloomberg 11:25 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe markets drop; energy sector suffers/Broker action drives Metro, Unilever south; UniCredit higher" MarketWatch 11:36 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:31 PM
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