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Tuesday Highlights: As the US vs. China trade war amps up, CNBC sees Apple as "most at risk" given almost 20% revenue flows from China; Michael Simon thinks "Apple Music has tipped the streaming scale" with new release from Beyonce, Jay-Z; Jonny Evans interviews two leaders at Deloitte on Apple's healthcare records initiative; in Australia, Apple sees US $6.7 million fine for misleading customers—reports in our Apple/Macintosh section; Tim Cook in Ireland to open Cork expansion; Market Realist takes a look inside Apple's declaration of war on cryptocurrency world; T-Mobile, Sprint put forth case to FCC for merger; Facebook decides autoplay video ads need to be inside your private Messenger chats; rumors of iPhone X Plus surface; PCWorld reviews new TP-Link Deco M9 Plus mesh router setup; iDownload Blog goes hands-on with Animoji in iOS 12.

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  • "Apple Could Rewrite TV Reality: Would it be called iTV? Perhaps the iPanel? The TV prototype currently in Apple's skunk works has many wondering if the tech giant will upend yet another major market." ["Tackling TV may prove trickier. Yet there are clearly opportunities for Apple to innovate."] [Paid Membership Required] 1:36 PM
  • "Apple tops U.S. retailers in mobile shopping customer satisfaction: Consumers happier with smartphone experience than with Apple's traditional website" Computerworld 3:16 PM
  • "Give iPad some credit for Apple's brisk Mac sales: HP was still ranked No. 1 in Q4 but saw PC shipments fall hard, in part due to fears over the company's plans to dump its PC business"  InfoWorld 8:09 AM
  • "Is the iPad a PC?"  asymco 2:44 PM
  • "Apple: Gearing Up To Go 'Thermonuclear' In 2012?"  Seeking Alpha 8:26 AM
  • "Apple, Amazon Dominate In Mobile Commerce Customer Satisfaction" TechCrunch 7:53 AM
  • "Apple's online store tops mobile shopper satisfaction survey" GigaOM 9:26 AM
  • "Apple, Amazon Deliver Best Mobile Shopping Experiences" PC Magazine 10:43 AM
  • "Apple's ghost hangs over CES: The world's most influential gadget company famously shuns the annual Consumer Electronics Show extravaganza. Apple gives no keynotes, has no flashy booth, launches no products and doesn't officially attend. But as ever, it's the star around which thousands of other companies orbit." CNNMoney 7:50 AM
  • "Getting Apple's Cash Right And Why It's Important"  Seeking Alpha 8:23 AM
  • "Apple Said to Acquire Israel's Anobit for About $390 Million" Bloomberg 8:15 AM
  • "Ex-Apple boss Sculley sets record straight on Jobs" BBC 7:42 PM
  • "Apple leases Sunnyvale complex as it expands into that city" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 8:26 PM
  • "Apple outgrows Cupertino, leases over 315,000 square feet of office space in Sunnyvale" 9 to 5 Mac 8:02 PM
  • "SWAT Teams Break Up iPhone 4S Launch Chaos In Beijing" Cult of Mac 9:46 PM
  • "Select Text Like A Pro [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 5:33 PM
  • "Review: New features in DxO Optics Pro 7" IT.Enquirer 10:09 AM
  • "Syncing iCloud with Windows Outlook" Macworld 1:36 PM
  • "Filing flagged email" Macworld 12:56 PM
  • "Can I Access My Home Mac While I'm At Work? [Ask MacRx] Cult of Mac 9:05 AM
  • "The Mac Photo Styling App That Does More Than iPhoto" Mac 360 7:55 AM
  • "How Your Mac Can Kill The Hiss And Noise In Your Audio Recordings" Mac 360 7:54 AM
  • "How to Manually Install Kernel Extensions in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 1:35 PM
  • "Video Mac Tip: Magic Mouse – Enable Right Click Upon Clean Install Of Mac OS X Lion" MacTrast 8:10 AM
  • "Enable HiDPI Display Modes in Mac OS X Lion with Quartz Debug" OS X Daily 8:25 AM
  • "Quickly Enable & Access Lion's AirDrop File Transfer with Command+Shift+R" OS X Daily 8:02 AM
  • "Lion discussion [updated] includes application-level design issues; versions and autosave issues; the issue of complication/complexity; printer compatibility; and questions about installing Snow Leopard as an alternative." MacInTouch 3:30 PM
Press Releases
  • "IMSI to deliver software developer kit for TurboViewer iOS line" Architosh 12:15 PM
  • "Event: Vectorworks Visualization with Renderworks and CINEMA 4D" Architosh 12:15 PM
  • "Just Updated: Take Control of iTunes 10: The FAQ, Second Edition" Kirkville 9:05 AM
  • "Macgamestore Now Offers Gutterball - Golden Pin Bowling" Inside Mac Games 8:52 AM
  • "SintraWorks releases PDF Nomad 1.0 for Mac OS X - PDF Editor" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "iPresentee Offers to Start the New Year with New Themes for iWeb" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Maintain releases Cocktail 4.9.7 (Snow Leopard Edition)" prMac 7:49 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook's 2,400 Square-Foot Home In Palo Alto Keeps Him Rooted" Cult of Mac 6:38 PM
  • "HP, Dell Go After Apple's 'Fashionista' Buyers With Ultrabooks" Bloomberg 8:15 AM
  • "Lenovo CEO Says Tablets Make Up Niche Market Dominated by Apple" Bloomberg 8:23 AM
  • "iPad Killers Skip CES: Apple fiction trumps Android tablet fact at the Consumer Electronics Show, where serious iPad competitors failed to show up." InformationWeek 9:53 AM
  • "Apple Accessory Makers Storm CES" TheStreet 9:27 AM
  • "Customer Suspects Email Hijacked At Apple Store" ifoAppleStore 7:58 AM
  • "Confirmed: Apple 'Education Announcement' in NYC Next Week" Wired 11:58 AM
  • "Bookies set odds on Apple NYC launch: With so many flooding the interweb on a daily basis, it can be rather difficult to assess the legitimacy of Apple rumours. But you can always trust a bookie, right?" Register Hardware 12:16 PM
  • "Target to launch upscale shops within stores" ["Target also confirmed during a presentation on Thursday that it will have 25 stores featuring special displays of Apple Inc merchandise, a move that had been speculated about last week."] Reuters 11:29 AM
  • "Target Plans Apple Mini-Stores" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:43 AM
  • "Target to Test in-Store Apple Shops" [Paid Membership Required] 10:44 AM
  • "Target to test-drive Apple mini-stores" MarketWatch 9:27 AM
  • "The march of the Androids - Apple iPhone pushed into 4th place as Android models dominate online discussion according to social media research specialist DigitalMR" PRWeb 4:18 PM
  • "Sussex owner of missing iPad uses photo to help trace it: An IT consultant is attempting to track down his missing iPad by using photos taken on it." BBC 1:40 PM
  • "Demand for iPhones and iPads in the UK is boosting online searches for gadget insurance" The Next Web 9:27 AM
  • "RadioShack Still Has 16GB iPhone 4 Models In Stock for $99" iDownload Blog 8:25 AM
  • "Already Huge Queues, Worries About Scalpers, for iPhone 4S Launch in China [PICS] Asia Tech 8:51 AM
  • "Thousands of Chinese queue up in the cold for the iPhone 4S" Fortune 11:21 AM
  • "Thousands line up in China ahead of Friday launch of Apple's iPhone 4S" AppleInsider 3:07 PM
  • "iOS accessories on display at CES" Macworld 3:31 PM
  • "Ringing iPhone stops New York Philharmonic" Boing Boing 11:54 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Broadcasters Enter New Phase in Mobile Digital TV Push" IDG News Service 11:37 AM
  • "Razer shoves PC games into a powerful tablet" [Video Report] MSNBC 11:15 AM
  • "ng Connect promotes new uses for broadband at CES" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 11:09 AM
  • "CES 2012: The buzz behind ViviTouch and vibration tech" USA Today 12:18 PM
  • "MEMS movement detecting chips swarm over CES: Use of the tiny electromechanical devices has ballooned with the rise of smartphones and tablets" Techworld 12:04 PM
  • "Quad-core Smartphones Coming Very Soon, Nvidia Says" IDG News Service 11:38 AM
  • "Cars with smart apps: HLN's Mario Armstrong reveals what's behind the new gadgets you can now find behind the wheel." [Video Report] CNN 10:24 AM
  • "RIM Shows Off BlackBerry OS 7.1: Research In Motion demonstrated version 7.1 of its BlackBerry operating system at CES this week. Our video gives you a look at key features, including BlackBerry Tag using NFC, a mobile hotspot feature, and Wi-Fi calling." InformationWeek 11:03 AM
  • "RIM PlayBook 2.0: Here Come The Apps/Research In Motion demonstrated the next release of its BlackBerry PlayBook operating system at CES. Check out our video for a peek at native email and calendar apps, an Android player, and user interface improvements." InformationWeek 9:46 AM
  • "Jerome Rubin, helped bring to market LexisNexis and e-reader display tech, dies in NY at 86" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 9:26 AM
  • "Infosys Cuts Revenue Forecast Citing European Crisis" IDG News Service 11:38 AM
  • "Google TV adds OnLive game service" TG Daily 12:07 PM
  • "Privacy and anti-trust flap over Google 'Search, Plus Your World'" Computerworld Blogs 10:27 AM
  • "Google+ 'incoming' feature is now outgoing" CNET News 9:42 AM
  • "Google Softens Tone on China: Two Years After Censorship Clash, Company Renews Push to Expand in World's Biggest Internet Market" [Paid Membership Required] 9:14 AM
  • "Outlook For TV Sales Improving In 2012" MacNews 8:05 AM
  • "Cult Of Mac Says Why Microsoft Might Be The Next Apple On Macbreak [CES 2012] Cult of Mac 8:38 PM
  • "The TouchArcade Show - Bonus - Interview with Zeboyd Games" Touch Arcade 8:23 AM
  • "Intel looking to use its new Medfield chip in the iPhone" 9 to 5 Mac 5:18 PM
  • "Apple Trails Samsung In Smartphones But Stock Still Good For $500" Forbes 2:43 PM
  • "Suppliers' Big Numbers Bode Well for Apple Earnings" AllThingsD 2:43 PM
  • "Mac Shipments Are Way Up While PC Shipments Take A Small Hit" Business Insider 7:52 AM
  • "Apple Sees Strongest Growth Of Top Five US Computer Makers" MacNews 10:18 AM
  • "Intel talking to Apple about mobile chips, but Apple probably isn't listening" GigaOM 10:48 AM
  • "Apple's Move From Intel To ARM – Is It Closer Than You Think?" MacTrast 11:08 AM
  • "Apple May Have Snubbed Sharp's Retina Display For iPad 3, Choosing Panels From Samsung & LG Instead" Cult of Mac 8:05 AM
  • "iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Untethered Jailbreak Release Seems Imminent" Redmond Pie 8:01 AM
  • "iPhone 3-D: Spatial View's 3DeeScreen Does It/Spatial View demonstrates its iPhone and laptop 3-D lenses, plus content portal, at CES" InformationWeek 12:55 PM
  • "Multi-Fineline Says Dec Qtr Beat Ests; Good Sign For Apple" Forbes 8:15 AM
Apple Patent Applications
  • "Apple is paving the Way for a new 3D GUI for iOS Devices"  Patently Apple 7:54 AM
  • "Apple exploring motion-based 3D user interface for iPhone" AppleInsider 8:52 AM
  • "Apple Working On Ways To Improve Battery Life When Online" MacNews 8:31 AM
  • "Apple Patent Is For Techniques, Systems For Supporting Podcasting" MacNews 8:50 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Cover Orange For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:31 AM
  • "Fish Fury For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:31 AM
  • "Jelly Defense For iPhone And iPad Is $0.99 Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:31 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 21 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 7:53 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:27 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:27 AM

  • "Performance Comparison Between All May, 2011 Apple iMacs and July, 2011 2.7GHz Mac Mini" MacReviewZone 1:47 PM
  • "Logitech's Bluetooth Mini Boombox offers small size, low price, and underwhelming sound quality" Macworld 11:25 AM
  • "Jelly Defense for Mac an addictive tower-defense game" Macworld 9:26 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Working in Word, Excel, PowerPoint on an iPad"  AllThingsD 7:44 PM
  • "Quick Review: Consume As An Online Usage Monitor" MacStories 12:56 PM
  • "Netflix for iPad review: Netflix is a service we've heard great things about from our US friends for many years; now that it's here, we're instant converts." PC Advisor 8:03 AM
  • "'Run Roo Run' Review - Happiness In Jump-ery" Touch Arcade 8:25 AM
  • "'Blockwick' Review - The Puzzle Game for the Evil Genius Who Has Everything" Touch Arcade 8:27 AM
  • "Gym Genie Review: A solid workout tool for beginners especially." 148Apps 12:56 PM
  • "Coaxion Review: How great would it be to be able to collaborate with coworkers outside of the office using Dropbox and without giving them personal access to your clouds?" 148Apps 12:56 PM
  • "Hero Academy Review: Robot Entertainment proves that they're more than a one-hit wonder with what will most likely be the newest multiplayer sensation for iOS." 148Apps 8:26 AM
  • "Star Marine: Infinite Ammo Review/Star Marine: Infinite Ammo is a run 'n gun game that harkens back to the days of Contra and Metal Slug, with big guns and big enemies to kill." 148Apps 2:44 PM
  • "Prizma Review: Puzzle style game from Miniclip that tests the wits of any player as they try to solve each puzzle in the minimum amount of moves possible." 148Apps 10:36 AM
  • "Working In Word, Excel, PowerPoint on an iPad" [Paid Membership Required] 8:16 AM
  • "How to Use Over-the-Air (OTA) Software Update on iOS" OS X Daily 8:01 AM
  • "iPad Tip: Why Is My App So Small?" MacTrast 8:10 AM
  • "How to Protect your Pocketbook from Unwanted App Store Purchases" PadGadget 7:53 AM
  • "Cassandra -Friday Review: The Weekend Arrives" eXtensions 9:53 PM
  • "How does Apple fit into digital education?" GigaOM 5:40 PM
  • "10 Reasons iPhone Users Should Like Android" Low End Mac 4:19 PM
  • "Is Apple Poised To Take Over Android's Market Share?" App Advice 3:31 PM
  • "Could Apple 'do an iPhone 4S' with the next-generation iPad?" ZDNet 3:07 PM
  • "Apple Doesn't Sell Computers (& Neither Should You)" Inc. 2:44 PM
  • "If An Apple Store Opens In Target, Does It Ruin Christmas?" AppleBitch 2:33 PM
  • "CES: Where Are the 'iPad Killers'?" PadGadget 2:45 PM
  • "iPad 3 rumor rollup for the week ending Jan. 11: iYawn3 at CES; proletariat gossip; Siri seen but not heard" Network World 11:54 AM
  • "Analysis: Some Thoughts on iBooks, iPads and Education" The Mac Observer 11:44 AM
  • "Tim Cook's crazy payday shows what's wrong in business: Apple CEO will get $378 million, an obscene figure not even tied to performance goals. But it's the rule for executive pay" InfoWorld 11:20 AM
  • "Tim Cook Sleeps Near The Enemy" Valleywag 11:07 AM
  • "AT&T and Apple Lie About Your iPhone Signal"  BYTE 10:54 AM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Alive in the water" Macworld [Insider Content] 10:44 AM
  • "Fancy A Flutter On The Apple Event?" AppleBitch 9:24 AM
  • "Steve Jobs May Have Been An Arrogant Jerk, But He Wasn't A Narcissist" Business Insider 8:58 AM
  • "Steve Jobs' TV Epiphany 'Nothing New,' Says Samsung Exec" The Mac Observer 10:55 AM
  • "Apple's rumored television is 'the elephant in the room' at CES 2012" AppleInsider 10:43 AM
  • "When Siri Doesn't Listen" iSource 8:26 AM
  • "Amazon's Graceful Dance Around Apple's App Store Rules" MacNewsWorld 8:06 AM
  • "How does Apple fit into digital education?"  GigaOM 4:08 PM
  • "Apple's Textbook Venture: What's the Big Idea?" Mashable 8:01 AM
  • "Another Pathetic Attempt to Read the Minds of Apple Executives" The Tech Night Owl 7:56 AM
  • "Apple's 20x faster future iPhone 5, iPad 3 graphics promise"  Computerworld 7:56 AM
  • "'Soft' Ad Sales Ding Hulu's 2011 Growth" AllThingsD 8:53 PM
  • "Google Just Made Bing the Best Search Engine" Gizmodo 6:38 PM
  • "Microsoft's Smoked by a Windows Phone $100 challenge" The Loop 6:21 PM
  • "The problem with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 sales strategy" Edible Apple 12:57 PM
  • "This Lenovo All-In-One PC is What Apple iMac Should Have Done (Video)" M.I.C. Gadget 12:56 PM
  • "Does NoSQL Mean No Security? Biggest benefits of NoSQL databases--scalability and flexibility-- also give security experts the biggest headaches." Dark Reading 12:54 PM
  • "Is This 58-Inch Whopper The World's Biggest All-In-One PC?" Forbes 12:46 PM
  • "Happy Birthday, Sinclair QL - 28 years today" ZDNet UK 12:33 PM
  • "Sometimes, being all-virtual isn't the answer" ZDNet 12:30 PM
  • "Music to the ears of Facebook users? Facebook wants to make music listening a more social experience." USA Today 12:18 PM
  • "Internet addiction 'changes the brain'" TG Daily 12:06 PM
  • "Why Google+ Is Essential for Your Business" TheStreet 12:41 PM
  • "Google And The Monopoly Paradox" TechCrunch 12:03 PM
  • "Hands-On With RIM's New BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 OS: Great, But Too Late?" TechCrunch 12:01 PM
  • "How to Get the Most Out of IT Conferences" CIO 11:42 AM
  • "Why Your Next Gadget Will Be a Connected Car" PC Magazine 11:20 AM
  • "Smart TVs: Maybe too smart for mere humans" MSNBC 11:15 AM
  • "How to get developers to document their code" InfoWorld 11:04 AM
  • "Seven Reasons Why OLED TVs Could Really Be Real This Time" Forbes 10:58 AM
  • "75% of Developers Using HTML5: Survey" eWeek 10:51 AM
  • "CES: Requiem for an electronic dream" ZDNet 12:30 PM
  • "Fly Or Die: Does CES Have A Future?" TechCrunch 12:02 PM
  • "Highlights from Day Four of the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show" Techland 12:14 PM
  • "Cool stuff from CES 2012: Roaming the floor of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Computerworld's Patrick Thibodeau found these new and unusual products, some on the sidelines of the huge trade show." [Video Report] Computerworld 10:28 AM
  • "CES: The Touch Screen Is So 2011. Is Eye Tracking Next?" ABCNews 10:06 AM
  • "Minyanville at CES: What Smart TVs and Media Centers Still Can't Get Right" Minyanville 9:35 AM
  • "First look at Nintendo's Wii U" CNNMoney 9:02 AM
  • "Do Nokia and Windows Phone Have Any Hope for 2012?" Tech.pinions 11:05 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iLuv Can't Remember What The Heck They Called This iPad Speaker Case [CES 2012] Cult of Mac 8:02 PM
  • "Steampunk GPS App Evokes Jules Verne Era" Wired 5:59 PM
  • "Hands on with the Invisible Keypad for iPhone prototype" iMore 4:18 PM
  • "Medicinal Genomics Introduces an iPad App to Explore the Science of Medical Marijuana" Business Wire 4:18 PM
  • "Exciting New Game Release for iPhone/iPod Touch - Chiken Kaos by Grizzly Bunny Inc" PRWeb 4:18 PM
  • "New York City Software Company Introduces Product to Allow Publishers to Distribute and Sell Publications on the Apple iPad" PRWeb 4:18 PM
  • "Western International Securities Announces Mobile App" PRWeb 4:18 PM
  • "UK Basketball Fans Get a New iPhone and iPad App Called CATALIST" PRWeb 4:18 PM
  • "Free HUDY Pro for iOS Gives Drivers Hi-Tech Display on the Road" PRWeb 4:18 PM
  • "Stream Music and Video to Android, Play Audio Video Anywhere" PRWeb 4:17 PM
  • "Comdata Launches New Mobile App" PRWeb 4:17 PM
  • "LearningMate Launches GoClass at CES 2012. A Revolutionary Teaching and Learning Platform for the Apple iPad and Mobile Devices ." PRWeb 4:17 PM
  • "Podiatry Today Launches iPad, Android OS Editions: Award-winning magazine for podiatrists is now available for tablet computers." PRWeb 4:17 PM
  • "Luxury Bedding Innovator, Reverie®, Unveils New Technology and Design Concepts at World Market Center Las Vegas" PRWeb 4:17 PM
  • "Offline Gmail, Now With More Mail" Webmonkey 4:01 PM
  • "CES 2012: Guitarlink Air Provides Axe to Amp or iOS Device Output without the Wires" 148Apps 4:01 PM
  • "How to take fancy iPhone pics with Olloclip" CNET 2:44 PM
  • "iTwin USB Device Securely Shares Files Over the Internet" The Mac Observer 2:34 PM
  • "Matias One Keyboard lets you switch between iPhone & your Computer" Matias 1:16 PM
  • "Blatant 'Mario Kart' Clone 'Mole Kart' Hits the App Store" Touch Arcade 12:56 PM
  • "Slide to Unlock, Then Rock with the 'Guitar Apprentice' iPad Accessory" Techland 12:20 PM
  • "Get Photos Sent Directly From Mars to Your Phone" Wired Magazine 11:58 AM
  • "CloudFTP: The Missing Link Between USB Drives and iOS Devices" PCWorld 11:36 AM
  • "Shazam Player makes it easy to sing along" Macworld 11:25 AM
  • "Vodio Brings Personalized Video Recommendations To The iPad" TechCrunch 11:08 AM
  • "CES 2012: Harrass Co-Workers With An iPhone-based Missile Launcher" InformationWeek 9:53 AM
  • "Hands-on with the ZAGGkeys FLEX" iMore 8:25 AM
  • "Sony working on Music Unlimited apps for the iPhone and iPad" iMore 8:25 AM
  • "Daily Systems' Mobile POS Solution for iPhone Enables Nebraska Book Company to Sell Where the Students Are" Business Wire 8:15 AM
  • "iKeyboardRemote Controls Music on an iOS Device from Your Keyboard" Lifehacker 8:10 AM
  • "CES 2012: OnLive brings Windows 7 to the iPad" AppleTell 8:10 AM
  • "CES: Sanho CloudFTP Links USB devices to Mac/PC, iOS Devices - Hands On" Insanely Great Mac 7:57 AM
  • "CES: Cygnett Apollo & Icon for iPhone 4/4S, SoundCheck headphones, Blast Speakers, Axis dock" Insanely Great Mac 7:57 AM
  • "CES: Griffin Technology Twenty for Digital Audio Amplifier Airport Express - Hands-On" Insanely Great Mac 7:57 AM
  • "CES: iShower Bluetooth Radio for your bathroom shower - Hands On" Insanely Great Mac 7:57 AM
  • "CES: iNotebook iPad case features Bluetooth pen and transcriber" Insanely Great Mac 7:57 AM
  • "CES: PowerBag Laptop bags featuring built-in battery charger" Insanely Great Mac 7:57 AM
  • "CES: Magnus Magnetic Stand for iPad 2 from Ten One Design - Hands on" Insanely Great Mac 7:57 AM
  • "CES: PureGear PureTek iPhone screen protector kit and applicator" Insanely Great Mac 7:57 AM
  • "Snapseed, Apple's 2011 'App of the Year', coming to Android and Mac" The Verge 7:53 AM
  • "Comprehensive Mental Health Scales App Gets iPad Native Version" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Fast Food Revenge App Launches Free Version" prMac 7:50 AM
  • "Plannr School Puts a Day Planner in a Student's Pocket" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Award-winning educational developer releases the sequel Trunky Puzzles" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Sync Videos From Camera Roll Between iOS Devices Via iCloud" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Rapstar: Face Edition for iPhone - New, Portable Rap Video Studio" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Wallpapers - Inspiration Dormant for iPhone and iPad Adds Color to Life" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Baby Food Pee Poo v2.0 released for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Aircraft Recognition Quiz 1.0 for iOS - A must for all aircraft lovers" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Pointy and Pokey are now poking the App Store" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "AntiCrop for iOS - First Photo Uncropping App Launching in Two Weeks" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Puffer Holiday Edition - A gift for your iPhone in the App Store Now" prMac 7:48 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Steve Ballmer Reboots: Cooler tech, more energy, higher profit—the Microsoft CEO is out to prove Steve Jobs wrong and make Redmond relevant again" Bloomberg Businessweek 10:12 AM
  • "Bloomberg Bizweek: Steve Ballmer a Monkey Boy No More" AllThingsD 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft's Ballmer: If I had it to do all over again..." ZDNet 12:30 PM
  • "Hon Hai Plant Dispute Is Resolved: Microsoft Corp. and its contract manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Group said late Wednesday that worker unrest at a plant in central China this month has been resolved and most of the staff has returned to work." [Paid Membership Required] 9:13 AM
  • "Foxconn Resolves Pay Dispute With Workers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:43 AM
  • "Foxconn Settles Wage Dispute With Workers in China" PC Magazine 11:19 AM
  • "Microsoft speaks, market says 'So what?'/Analysis: Software giant's remarks on PCs meet impassive investors" MarketWatch 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft execs jab at Google after signing Android patent-licensing deal" Silicon Valley 10:30 AM
  • "Following LG Patent Deal, Microsoft Execs Taunt Google On Twitter" TechCrunch 12:02 PM
  • "Microsoft, LG Strike Android Patent Deal: New agreement means Redmond now gets revenue from 70% of all Google-based smartphones sold in the U.S." InformationWeek 11:02 AM
  • "Microsoft In Patent License Deal With LG On Android, Chrome" Forbes 9:35 AM
  • "Microsoft, LG Enter Android, Chrome OS Agreement" eWeek 10:52 AM
  • "How Microsoft-Nokia could go from risk to success" CNET News 9:41 AM
  • "Windows Phone: Microsoft's Comeback Kid? Microsoft is all-in with Windows Phone and believes all the pieces are in place for a successful 2012." InformationWeek 9:46 AM
  • "Microsoft: 2012 Will Be Big For Windows Phone" PC Magazine 11:20 AM
  • "Why Windows Phones Are the Most Exciting Handsets at CES" Wired 12:27 PM
  • "Windows phone: Nokia makes big leap with Lumia 900 (video)/Windows phone from Nokia is its best in years. By replacing its own OS with the Windows Phone OS, the Nokia Lumia 900 has vastly improved feel." VentureBeat 10:22 AM
  • "Best phone of CES 2012: Nokia Lumia 900" ZDNet 12:30 PM
  • "Are there too many smartphones on the market? Microsoft manager at CES talks about iPhone's impact" Computerworld 10:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Beefing Up CeBit Presence Even as It Pulls Back on CES" AllThingsD 9:37 AM
  • "Microsoft the Sleeper Hit Of CES 2012?" PCWorld 11:35 AM
  • "Microsoft shelves Web TV plan after media partners balk at costs" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 11:01 AM
  • "Microsoft sharpening axe for marketing heads - report: Hundreds of jobs at stake in cultural revolution, say sources" The Register 12:12 PM
  • "IBM smashes Moore's Law, cuts bit size to 12 atoms: Instead of just storing all your songs of a drive, breakthrough also will let you store all your Videos" Computerworld 1:17 PM
  • "IBM Expands Social Business Effort With New Services" eWeek 10:51 AM
  • "IBM software eases role-based security operations: IBM's 'Security Role and Policy Modeler' helps automate hard process of defining roles and policies" Network World 11:42 AM
  • "A closer look at Lenovo's enterprise and hybrid ultrabooks" Computerworld 10:27 AM
  • "Judge says Oracle-Google trial will take two months and hints it could slip into 2013" Foss Patents 10:53 AM
  • "Oracle proposes speedy path to injunction or settlement 'to bring Android back into the Java fold' and end 'Google's lawless conduct'" Foss Patents 10:53 AM
  • "Oracle Strikes At SAP Hana With TimesTen Database: Promising real-time performance for transactions and analytics, Oracle's in-memory database is ready for use in the Exalytics appliance." InformationWeek 9:46 AM
  • "Oracle punts carrier-grade Sparc T4 servers: Sun Microsystems used to be the dot in dot-com, and sold billions and billions of dollars of Sparc/Solaris gear during the first waves of the commercial Internet build out." The Register 3:07 PM
  • "Dell undecided on whether to put Android or Windows 8 on late-2012 consumer tablets" ZDNet 12:30 PM
  • "Dell to Start Second China Inning" Zacks 12:48 PM
  • "Re-energized Intel roars back at CES/Commentary: Feared a has-been, the chip maker kicks some sand" MarketWatch 9:25 AM
  • "Intel Teases Tasty Tizen Tablets/Intel is targeting three operating systems for tablets: Windows 8, Android ... and Tizen." PC Magazine 11:20 AM
  • "Up Close with Nikiski, Intel's Concept Laptop of Tomorrow" Techland 12:13 PM
  • "Intel's proprietary real-time social media tracking technology tackles CES" ZDNet 12:31 PM
  • "Intel smartphone chip No. 1 in some benchmarks, says Report" CNET 3:38 PM
  • "AMD hopes to take down Intel's Ultrabooks on price: Thin-and-light laptops based on the company's upcoming Trinity chips could start at $500" IDG News Service 11:05 AM
  • "U.S. CIO Unveils Mobile Strategy for Federal Government" CIO 11:41 AM
  • "Limping HP Retains Top PC Spot, With Muscular Lenovo Close Behind" eWeek 10:52 AM
  • "A miserable holiday for PC sales" CNNMoney 12:40 PM
  • "Gartner: Ultrabooks aren't tickling anyone's fancy/Just as world PC market shrinks 1.4% in Q4" Channel Register 12:11 PM
  • "U.S. PC Shipments Shrank in 2011 for First Time in a Decade: Hurt by sluggish consumer spending, supply shortages, and the popularity of smartphones and tablets, the PC market declined for the first time since 2001" Bloomberg 10:11 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Why Calls to Sell Apple Are Premature, but Not Unfounded" Minyanville 1:36 PM
  • "Time to sell Apple: If a business fails to take care of its customers, its customers will go elsewhere. Every businessman knows this to be true, and for those who are prudently observing the trend in one of our giants, forward risks become a reality." MarketWatch 7:44 AM
  • "Apple: Dismantling a Bearish Argument Against the Tech Powerhouse" Minyanville 11:23 AM
  • "Over Half of Apple's Cash Locked in Offshore Accounts" The Mac Observer 10:39 AM
  • "Apple dropped $390M for Anobit say sources" SlashGear 9:26 AM
  • "Apple: Multi-Fineline Results Bode Well, Says UBS" Barron's 10:54 AM
Industry News
  • "U.S. stocks up on Europe's lowered costs" MarketWatch 4:01 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Higher on Return of European Optimism" TheStreet 4:01 PM
  • "Stocks stuck in neutral: Stocks sputtered Thursday, but managed to close the day slightly higher." CNNMoney 4:02 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise Amid Lower Borrowing Costs at Europe Auctions" Bloomberg 4:02 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Unmoved By Lower Borrowing Costs In Italy, Spain" Forbes 10:57 AM
  • "Stocks Manage to Outrun Bad Data: Stocks finished slightly higher as investors shrugged off three tepid readings on the state of the U.S. economy and focused on the coming rush of corporate earnings headlines." [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks set for timid open after weak reports" CNNMoney 9:00 AM
  • "Asia Stocks Fall as World Outlook Damps China Easing Speculation" Bloomberg 12:24 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Most Asia stocks fall after China data, before ECB" MarketWatch 9:14 AM
  • "European Stocks Decline" [Paid Membership Required] 12:39 PM
  • "European Stocks Decline After U.S. Economic Data; Tesco Slumps" Bloomberg 12:25 PM
  • "Europe Markets: Retailers, weak U.S. data weigh on Europe markets/Disappointing holiday sales from Tesco bring retailers down" MarketWatch 12:39 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:47 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:48 PM
  • "Software Stock Picks for 2012: Credit Suisse likes Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, NetSuite, VMware and VeriSign." Barron's 12:43 PM
  • "Networking Stocks Goldman Sachs Might Downgrade In 2012" Seeking Alpha 9:29 AM

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