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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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  • "ITC: Motorola does not violate Apple patents/The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that Motorola's Droid smartphones do not violate three Apple patents, dealing a blow to Apple's legal offensive against the Android smartphone ecosystem."  CNET News 4:29 PM
  • "Apple loses first round in ITC case against Motorola: A judge issued a preliminary decision that Motorola doesn't infringe three Apple patents" IDG News Service 5:55 PM
  • "Motorola Wins A Round In Mobile Patent War Against Apple" mocoNews 6:29 PM
  • "Apple Loses Ruling in Motorola Patent Suit" [Paid Membership Required] 6:50 PM
  • "Apple Loses Ruling in Patent Case Against Motorola Mobility" Bloomberg 6:48 PM
  • "Supplier Responsibility at Apple: Apple is committed to the highest standards of social responsibility across our worldwide supply chain. We insist that all of our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes. Our actions — from thorough site audits to industry-leading training programs — demonstrate this commitment." Apple 11:33 AM
  • "Apple Suppliers 2011" Apple [2 Page PDF] 11:33 AM
  • "Tim Cook's Email to Apple Staff Regarding Supplier Responsibility Report" MacRumors 2:56 PM
  • "Apple Reveals Its Suppliers for First Time: Apple Inc. on Friday disclosed a list of its major suppliers for the first time, moving to combat an array of criticism about working conditions in its supply chain and the company's transparency about them." ["The report said Apple found continued problems in areas such as working hours and inadequate benefits. For example, the report said Apple's suppliers were in compliance with the company's code of a maximum of a 60-hour work week only 38% of the time. The company said factories fared better in other areas like fair treatment."] [Paid Membership Required] 11:23 AM
  • "Apple Details Working Conditions at Factories" [Paid Membership Required] 2:57 PM
  • "Apple audit shows some suppliers used child labor" Reuters 11:49 AM
  • "Apple Opens Its Suppliers' Doors to Labor Group After Suicides" Bloomberg 11:26 AM
  • "Apple factory inspections turn up scores of labor violations" Fortune 1:41 PM
  • "Apple Joins Labor Standards Group With Release Of Annual Supplier Report" mocoNews 1:40 PM
  • "Apple will shatter Mac, iPad, iPhone sales records, say analysts: Component makers' sales jumped last month, hinting at more records to come"  Computerworld 2:57 PM
  • "Apple Could Deliver Upside Surprise On Feverish Fourth Quarter iPhone 4S Sales" Forbes 8:24 AM
  • "Apple Could Create Its Own TV Reality" [Paid Membership Required] 9:20 AM
  • "Apple leases Sunnyvale complex as it expands into that city" ["Apple has rented 215,000 square feet in what's known as the Sunnyvale Research Center, according to realty agents from Colliers International, which is marketing the office center."] Oakland Tribune [Free Registration Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Ex-Apple boss Sculley sets record straight on Jobs"  BBC 8:16 AM
  • "I didn't fire Steve Jobs, says former Apple CEO John Sculley: 'Steve and I had a terrific relationship when things were going well'" Macworld UK 8:25 AM
  • "Steve Jobs was never fired, says former Apple CEO John Sculley" CBS News 9:04 PM
  • "Former CEO Sculley Says He Didn't Ruin Apple" PC Magazine 2:57 PM
  • "Bugs & Fixes: Solving Mac App Store download errors" Macworld 1:00 PM
  • "Did you know? iTunes has a 'quick preview' that will save you some time" The Next Web 2:58 PM
  • "How to change the Mac's system voice" Macworld 9:51 AM
  • "Show Filename Extensions in Mac OS X" OS X Daily 8:33 AM
  • "Review: Crumplepop effects Lumineux, Noire Moderne, Paul Irmiter Dacar for Final Cut Pro X" IT.Enquirer 10:43 AM
  • "Change & Customize the Dock in Mac OS X Lion with Docker" OS X Daily 8:26 AM
  • "59 Ways To Tinker, Tweak, And Customize Your Mac For Free" Mac 360 8:31 AM
  • "The TARDIS effect (Time and Relative Dimension in Space) Comes To A Mac Alarm App" Mac 360 8:31 AM
  • "Lion discussions cover issues with versions; Snow Leopard installation on new Macs; and document save/state behavior that varies with applications and options." MacInTouch 4:26 PM
Press Releases
  • "Skype 5.5 beta delivers tweaked UI, improved quality" FairerPlatform 11:38 AM
  • "Apple: A Year To Remember. Made On Your Mac." RazorianFly 10:58 AM
  • "Fat Apps releases VideoBuffet movie browser and player for Mac" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Qoppa Software major product release of PDF Studio, new content editing" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "Newly MXF File To Final Cut Express Converter Released By iLifesoft" prMac 8:04 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Sony Singing Apple's Tune: Sony's music service is moving into Apple's neighborhood. Sony's subscription-based streaming music service, Music Unlimited, will be available as an app for Apple iPhones sometime this quarter. The app will also work on Apple's iPad tablets although it won't be optimized for it." WSJ Blogs 8:17 AM
  • "Apple Snuggles Up To Sony, Gives Cold Shoulder To OmniVision" Forbes 4:15 PM
  • "Beijing's IPhone 4S Turmoil a Lesson to Apple, Say Analysts"  IDG News Service 8:13 AM
  • "Apple Suspends iPhone 4S Sales in Mainland China Stores" New York Times 8:04 AM
  • "Apple halts sale of iPhone 4S amid customer anger: Apple halts iPhone 4S sales in Beijing after angry crowd pelts Beijing Apple store with eggs" Associated Press 8:04 AM
  • "Beijing Apple store egged after new iPhone delayed: Angry crowd eggs Apple store in Beijing after company delays iPhone 4S sales in Chinese stores" Associated Press 8:04 AM
  • "iPhone madness in China" [Video Report] CNNMoney 9:50 AM
  • "Apple Stops Selling iPhone In China And All Is Well" Forbes 6:31 PM
  • "People in China would kill for iPhone 4S" BetaNews 1:32 PM
  • "Apple suspends iPhone 4S sales in China after egg-throwing attack" CNET News 8:08 AM
  • "Apple Suspends Sale of iPhone 4S in China Stores: A brawl broke out on Friday outside the flagship Apple Store in Beijing, as hundreds lined up to buy the company's latest smartphone, the iPhone 4S. Police swooped in to clear the crowd, and Apple halted retail sales of the new phone. WSJ's Angela Yeoh reports." [Video Report] MarketWatch 8:03 AM
  • "Eggs thrown at Beijing Apple store" [Video Report] BBC 8:12 AM
  • "Apple Beijing store egged in botched iPhone 4S launch: Rioting fanbois scramble from cops after egg-stream outburst" The Register 8:13 AM
  • "Overwhelmed by crushing demand, Apple halts Friday's iPhone 4S launch in China" Fortune 8:12 AM
  • "China's iPhone mob tops list of consumers going crazy" Los Angeles Times [Free Registration Required] 5:04 PM
  • "Video: Chaos at Beijing Apple store" UTSanDiego 10:37 AM
  • "Apple Mini-Stores Coming to Target" Mashable 9:30 PM
  • "Apple Takes Aim at Target" [Video Report] MarketWatch 2:56 PM
  • "Target Confirms Plans For Apple Stores-Within-Stores" The Mac Observer 8:28 AM
  • "Apple, Amazon and Google take lazy punters hostage/Open ... and Shut Would-be monopolists have a new tool to claim control over the unsuspecting masses: sloth." The Register 8:15 AM
  • "Yes, Apple employees were at CES, and some were there to buy" The Next Web 8:04 AM
  • "Apple Store Opened, Now Spain Reseller Closing" ifoAppleStore 8:24 AM
  • "T-Mobile on the iPhone: 'no knowledge of Apple's product roadmap'" The Verge 2:48 PM
  • "Swiss Store Confirmed By Architectural Plans" ifoAppleStore 9:01 PM
  • "iPhone without camera for sale? Telcos plan to launch device soon" The Straits Times [Free Registration Required] 8:26 AM
  • "Philharmonic iPhone Disrupter Apologies (And Hasn't Slept In Days)" Gothamist 1:01 PM
  • "iPhone's marimba halts New York Philharmonic" CNET News 8:08 AM
  • "Ex-Mac Clone Maker Shut Down By Steve Jobs Now Makes Robots To Buy Your Old iPhone [CES 2012] Cult of Mac 4:16 PM
  • "2012: The Year of the Kids' App-cessory" Wired 11:26 AM
  • "I Want This Holographic iPad To Be Real [CES 2012] Cult of Mac 10:18 AM
  • "Mind-bending iPhone sculpture pops up at London's Science Museum" Electricpig 9:21 AM
  • "Indestructible iPad Case? Not to Bill Weir" ABCNews 9:52 AM
  • "CES Blowout Of Awesome Stuff For Your Mac, iPhone & iPad [Gallery] Cult of Mac 5:07 PM
  • "Photo Gallery: CES 2012 Day 4 -Cars, Mario, Solar, TV, More" The Mac Observer 9:28 PM
  • "Missouri Couple Helps Save Aussie Man's Life Via 'Words with Friends'" KCTV 2:42 PM
  • "An iPhone and Words With Friends Saved a Man's Life" The Mac Observer 2:43 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Meet Autom, Your Personal Weight Loss Robot" Techland 11:00 AM
  • "Obsessed smartphone users experience 'phantom vibrations'" TG Daily 10:51 AM
  • "Fujitsu Japan Rolls Out 2 'Girls-Only' Cell Phones" TechCrunch 10:46 AM
  • "While Siri Grows, Vlingo Brings Voice Control To TV" Forbes 10:08 AM
  • "Cars Connect With Apps, the Cloud at CES" Wired 11:08 AM
  • "Top techs preview CES 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017...: Peak geeks sneak peeks at future gadgetgasms" The Register 10:54 AM
  • "Robotic helpers and drones at CES pave the way for the future" Computerworld 10:48 AM
  • "CES: Buffalo demonstrates Gigabit wireless router" Network World 10:31 AM
  • "Cubify 3D Printer CES Debut" Forbes 10:08 AM
  • "Zynga nabs another EA exec" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:05 AM
  • "Blackberry PlayBook Tablet Security Flaw Discovered" eWeek 10:04 AM
  • "Notebooks becoming increasingly important for Samsung, says top executive" DigiTimes 10:01 AM
  • "New sensation at gadget show: Phones that let you feel world" Associated Press 10:00 AM
  • "Insecure Android a myth, Motorola exec says" Computerworld 9:57 AM
  • "Android device makers chase Apple with cloud strategies" IDG News Service 9:56 AM
  • "For $1000, a chance for tech glory in Vegas: A new section at the Consumer Electronics Show allows small startups to join the show" IDG News Service 9:55 AM
  • "SAP Touts Best Results In Company History; Quarterly Sales Up 11 Percent To $5.7B" TechCrunch 10:44 AM
  • "Ice Cream Sandwich and NFC Are No-Shows at CES" PCWorld 10:28 AM
  • "Gmail Offline Chrome Web App Gets Settings, Shortcuts" eWeek 10:03 AM
  • "Google's Go-To AI Guy Sees Phones Getting Much Smarter" Wired 11:07 AM
  • "Kenyan startup claims Google 'scalped' its data after staging a STING" The Register 10:53 AM
  • "Google accused of raiding start-up's database" TG Daily 10:51 AM
  • "Google Board Adds Ex-VMware CEO Greene" eWeek 10:03 AM
  • "Google Releases 'Android Design' Style Guide" PC Magazine 10:25 AM
  • "Google+ Search Controversy Grows: Twitter and privacy experts cry foul over Google's inclusion of Google+ content in its search results, raise issue of further government intervention." InformationWeek 9:39 AM
  • "Facebook App For Sending Messages from the Grave" ABCNews 9:43 AM
  • "Facebook Finds Quieter Ways to Complain About Google's Search+" AllThingsD 9:21 AM
  • "This is Your Brain on Multitasking: A life-threatening mistake caused by tech-enabled multitasking prompts Harvard doctors to suggest you kick the habit, and learn to focus." Inc. 11:01 AM
  • "Moms Most Likely To Have Tablets, Smartphones" MacNews 9:20 AM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets author Ted Landau, Laptop magazine's Avram Piltch, and Bill Vlahos, of InfoWallet, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 4:22 PM
  • "IPad 3 Said to Have High-Def Screen, LTE"  Bloomberg 4:14 PM
  • "Apple iPad 3 to go HD, 4G?" ZDNet 4:18 PM
  • "The iPad 3: Quad-Core Chips And LTE Networking Expected In March" mocoNews 6:30 PM
  • "Next-gen iPad expected to have quad-core processor, LTE support" Ars Technica 4:16 PM
  • "Exclusive: Retina Display iPad 3 To Be Even Thinner Than iPad 2 [CES 2012] Cult of Mac 8:19 AM
  • "Apple going greener thanks to change in cable production" GigaOM 8:25 AM
  • "Apple getting greener, adds iPad, iPhone recycling program for U.K., France, Germany" CNET Reviews 4:14 PM
  • "Volex takes a £4 million hit as Apple goes green" This is London 11:27 AM
  • "Snapshot of the computer market, with and without iPad" Fortune 8:07 AM
  • "TI shows OMAP5, claims to be 'way ahead' of Apple" Electronista 8:57 AM
  • "Apple's IPhone 5 May Have Slimmer Body, Analyst Huberty Says" Bloomberg 1:02 PM
  • "Morgan Stanley: Apple's next iPhone to be slimmer, may include quad-mode LTE chip" AppleInsider 1:32 PM
  • "Rumor: iPad 3 Bluetooth Antenna Appears For Sale" AppleBitch 10:35 AM
  • "Apple plots touch, voice and gesture UI for 3D iPhone" Computerworld 9:53 AM
  • "Apple Patent Describes 3D Motion-Controlled iPhone Interface" The Mac Observer 10:29 AM
  • "Apple Patent Points To New 3D User Interface For iPhone" Redmond Pie 8:58 AM
  • "MacBook Air Hits the Sweet Spot?, Notebooks Sales Down, Ultrabooks to Add Touchscreens, and More" Low End Mac 1:01 PM
  • "Apple extends iPhone and iPad recycling program to UK, France, and Germany" 9 to 5 Mac 2:57 PM
  • "USB 3 Coming to Smartphones and Tablets, iOnRoad App Makes Driving Safer, MS Office on iPad, and More" Low End Mac 4:27 PM
  • "IPhone Chipmaker Audience Files to Raise $75 Million in IPO" Bloomberg 9:05 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Balliland XL For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:20 AM
  • "Penguin Pounce For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:20 AM
  • "Powder Monkeys For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:20 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:27 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:27 AM
  • "17" MacBook Pro Prices & Current Bundles" MacPrices 8:27 AM

  • "Apple Mac mini (Early 2012) review: Compact box boasting impressive performance and gaming horsepower" PC Advisor 8:25 AM
  • "Performance Comparison Between All May, 2011 Apple iMacs and October, 2011, 15 Inch Macbook Pro Quad Core 2.5GHz" MacReviewZone [PDF Download] 4:05 PM
  • "Review: GuitarJack 2 for iPhone and iPad" The Loop 4:05 PM
  • "Cars 2 AppMATes Review" Mac|Life 8:13 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Photo collage apps for iOS" Download 9:19 PM
  • "Image Blender Review: Combine two images into one with the help of this solid app" Macworld 8:24 AM
  • "Genius Scan -PDF Scanner: Aptly Named App with some Excellent Output -Updated (version 2.3.1)" eXtensions 8:31 AM
  • "Disney's 'It's a Small World' Interactive iOS App" GeekMom 11:28 AM
  • "Free on iTunes: 3 Free iPhone Apps You'll Be Glad You Have" The Mac Observer 4:22 PM
  • "'Transformoid' Review – Steampunk Does Little For This Breakout Clone" Touch Arcade 8:27 AM
  • "'Aetherium II' Review - Hope You've Trained Up Your Sense Heading" Touch Arcade 8:26 AM
  • "'Terra Noctis' Review - Straightforward Fun" Touch Arcade 9:22 AM
  • "'Windosill' iPad Review - A Brief Trip Into Surrealism" Touch Arcade 10:16 AM
  • "Abs Workout For iPad Review: Improve your abs in 8 minutes per session." 148Apps 9:22 AM
  • "All-in-Pedometer Review: An app that's ideal for those who are trying to get fit through walking." 148Apps 8:17 AM
  • "Highway2Hell Review: Dodge traffic in a hell bound muscle car." 148Apps 1:00 PM
  • "Run Roo Run HD Review: Run Roo Run is a one-touch platformer with micro-levels that take only seconds to play, from the creator and developer of Scribblenauts." 148Apps 1:33 PM
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: How do I silence my iPhone?" TUAW 1:02 PM
  • "Daily Tip: How to text message multiple photos at once" iMore 8:26 AM
  • "iOS Tip: Changing The Layout Of Your Apps" MacTrast 8:25 AM
  • "ITC Sides With Motorola In Key Apple Patent Suit" TechCrunch 6:39 PM
  • "4 Places Apple AirPlay Would Be Awesome" PCWorld 5:55 PM
  • "Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan And Superstar Mythology" Forbes 5:04 PM
  • "Why I don't recommend glowing Apple logo mods for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S" iMore 4:18 PM
  • "MacBook Air: The First Ultrabook Turns 4" Low End Mac 2:56 PM
  • "I Want My iPad to Tell Me My iPhone Is Ringing" iSource 2:48 PM
  • "Ballmer: 'We've Got to Beat Apple Anyway, So Let's Build Stores Next to Them'" MacTrast 1:33 PM
  • "Tim Cook has his feet on the ground" Mac.Blorge 11:37 AM
  • "It's time for Apple to bring back the Newton" ZDNet 11:28 AM
  • "Apple Letting The Sun Shine Into Foxconn" Forbes 6:32 PM
  • "The Macalope Daily: Late to the game" Macworld [Insider Content] 9:51 AM
  • "The Most Interesting Things I Saw at CES 2012" Tech.pinions 9:05 AM
  • "Yes, iPad is a computer but not a PC" Tech.Blorge 8:59 AM
  • "Steve Jobs and how to present to government" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:58 AM
  • "iPad 3 to have Siri, spotted at CES and other rumours" Network World 8:25 AM
  • "Can Apple School the Academic World?"  MacNewsWorld 8:24 AM
  • "Sculley: If anyone is going to change television, it's going to be Apple" 9 to 5 Mac 8:05 AM
  • "3-D Printing Is (Almost) Ready for Prime Time" The Motley Fool 11:43 AM
  • "HDTV sales look uncertain as consumers lose interest: report" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "It's the wrong time to buy an ultrabook" ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "The Rise of WAN Optimization Part II" ZDNet 11:25 AM
  • "The (Fake) Consumer Electronics Show" Techland 11:00 AM
  • "Do Security Software Companies Go Too Far in Scaring Potential Customers?" Techland 10:59 AM
  • "Reg Hardware Awards 2011 Winners: The year's best products... and the worst" Register Hardware 10:54 AM
  • "Flash stalks Seagate's hybrid drives: Spinning disk spindoctor competes on size. Wrong move ..." Channel Register 10:53 AM
  • "How to Retool Your IT Skills for the Cloud" CIO 10:32 AM
  • "How to screw up a BYOD rollout" InfoWorld 10:13 AM
  • "The 10 Coolest Gadgets at CES 2012" [Slideshow] CNBC 11:44 AM
  • "10 Gadgets We Want to Steal Before Leaving CES" Wired 11:08 AM
  • "Talking Your Tech: Favorites at CES" USA Today 11:02 AM
  • "CES 2012 In Pictures" Forbes 11:45 AM
  • "Photos: Day Five of the Consumer Electronics Show" Techland 11:01 AM
  • "5 key takeaways from CES: Windows is back, ultrabooks are cool but not essential, LTE now mandatory for smartphones, Google TV gets a reboot and tablet-PC hybrids are on the way" Network World 10:31 AM
  • "CES 2012: The newbies worth knowing/A lot of the computing devices at the annual gadget fest were old or me-too products. Here are the real standouts" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 10:14 AM
  • "The Coolest Smartphones at the Consumer Electronics Show" [Slideshow] Techland 10:57 AM
  • "Why CES is bloated, insane and too big to fail" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 10:11 AM
  • "Cyber insurance offers IT peace of mind -- or maybe not: Cyber insurance can protect your company against data loss and liability, but it's pricey, and coverage can be complicated." Computerworld 9:57 AM
  • "Google CEO Larry Page Just Made His First Big Mistake" Forbes 10:08 AM
  • "Google May Have Made The Worst Mistake In Its History This Week" Business Insider 9:28 AM
  • "Why does auto-correct still stink?" Fortune 9:28 AM
  • "In the future, can you remain anonymous?" CNNMoney 9:11 AM
  • "Digital nostalgia: Do tweets age like fine wine?" CNNMoney 9:11 AM
  • "Google Just Made Bing the Best Search Engine" Gizmodo 8:59 AM
  • "Google TV's biggest competitor looks awfully familiar" GigaOM 8:58 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "iPhone mainstay Camera+ continues to be profitable, makes $5.1M" VentureBeat 9:20 PM
  • "Cutting the an iPhone case" CNET 9:05 PM
  • "Blue Microphones Mikey Digital: Beatweek 2012 Best of Show at CES" Beatweek Magazine 8:59 PM
  • "Belkin WeMo home automation: Beatweek 2012 Best of Show at CES" Beatweek Magazine 8:59 PM
  • "With iPad, You No Longer Have To Learn Board Game Rules [CES 2012] Cult of Mac 5:04 PM
  • "CES iLounge Pavilion Day 4: Something Different" iLounge 7:27 PM
  • "CES iLounge Pavilion Day 4: High-end Highlights" iLounge 4:18 PM
  • "Awesome New Concept Product Turns Your iPhone Into an NES Controller" MacTrast 4:18 PM
  • "Attorneys Develop Unique iPad Case, Turn to Kickstarter" The Mac Observer 2:58 PM
  • "The Dark Knight Would Love To Dock His iPad In This Amazing Bat-Cycle [Gallery / CES 2012] Cult of Mac 1:41 PM
  • "Textkraft iPad Text Processor Upgraded – Now Supports Apple iCloud" MacPrices 1:30 PM
  • "Air Playit -- Android beta available, iOS version updated" BetaNews 1:02 PM
  • "January is Health & Fitness Month: A month long exploration of apps and iOS gadgets that help us all maintain or create a new healthy lifestyle." 148Apps 1:00 PM
  • "IPad Frame Bag Clamps to Your Bike" Wired 11:28 AM
  • "Real Farmville: iPad Game Would Let Pigs Play with Humans" LiveScience 11:27 AM
  • "Shorewood Media Releases the Kermba Mobile Application for the iPhone and iPod Touch" PRWeb 10:27 AM
  • "BLADES App - The iPad's First Magazine for Helicopter Pilots" PRWeb UK 10:27 AM
  • "Tipard Newly Released Multiple iPhone 4S Software Products" PRNewswire-Asia 10:27 AM
  • "'Age of Booty' Coming to iOS, Android" Touch Arcade 9:22 AM
  • "Chocolate Style Silicone case for iPhone 4 / 4S" USBfever 8:42 AM
  • "USB OTG cable for iPad / iPad2 (Camera Connecter Kit Dock to USB Female host)" USBfever 8:42 AM
  • "Favorite Four iPhone Apps for Sticking to a New Year's Diet" 148Apps 8:40 AM
  • "CES: Carbon 6 iPhone, iPad cases made with carbon fiber backing - Hands On" Insanely Great Mac 8:32 AM
  • "CES: Newer Technology miniStack Max adds external storage and options for Mac mini - Hands On" Insanely Great Mac 8:32 AM
  • "CES: BubbleShield, Zip Mini Touch-n-Go, eGloves, PowerQ from The Joy Factory - Hands-On" Insanely Great Mac 8:32 AM
  • "CES: Dry Case waterproof, vacuum seal your iPhone or iPad and includes audio jack - Hands On" Insanely Great Mac 8:32 AM
  • "CES: XtremeMac 3-in1 Cable, Keychain battery backup, X5, X3, Duo Chargers - Hands-on" Insanely Great Mac 8:32 AM
  • "CES: MacBook Air SSD Upgrade, Enclosure, and a crazy 2 TB SSD drive - Hands-on" Insanely Great Mac 8:32 AM
  • "CES: iRig Mic Cast attached microphone and iRig Pre adds XLR connector to iOS device - Hands-On" Insanely Great Mac 8:32 AM
  • "CES: iHealth Smart GlucoMeter uses your iPhone to test and track blood sugar - Hands on" Insanely Great Mac 8:32 AM
  • "CES: Boost Case for iPhone 4/4S with detachable battery backup" Insanely Great Mac 8:32 AM
  • "Updates to Apps: Fotopedia Wild Friends and Motor Sport" eXtensions 8:31 AM
  • "iOmounts: Stylish Magnetically Powered iPhone/iPad Stands" The Mac Observer 8:30 AM
  • "Open your garage door with your iPhone" ZDNet 8:27 AM
  • "Cupidtino, The Dating Site For Apple Fans, Releases iPhone App" TechCrunch 8:26 AM
  • "iCade Transformed Into iPhone Gamepad by Mod-God Ben Heck" PCWorld 8:17 AM
  • "Easily Pair Your iPhone With Your Mac's Keyboard" iDownload Blog 10:25 AM
  • "Matias releases three keyboards that power both your iPhone and Mac" Macworld 8:17 AM
  • "ION Guitar Apprentice for iPad rocks out at CES in Video" Crave @ CNET 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Office On The iPad; OnLive App Hits App Store" AppleBitch 8:29 AM
  • "OnLive sneaks Windows 7 into the iPad" The Register 8:15 AM
  • "Woody Woodpecker Races Into The App Store - New Universal App Available Now" App Advice 8:06 AM
  • "Grooveshark returns to the iPhone (and other devices) with new HTML5 mobile app" The Next Web 8:06 AM
  • "RPG meets board game: Henry and the Psionic Overlords is Released" prMac 10:16 AM
  • "Stay Connected to Facebook, Twitter, Email, SMS with SocialBox for iPad" prMac 10:16 AM
  • "Deep Space Lander HD 1.0 Released for iPad - Physics Based Space Game" prMac 10:15 AM
  • "2WayResume 2.0 Released - iPhone and iPad App Has Gone Social and Global" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "It's story time in your iPad or iPhone with Ann Can't Sleep" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "ABC MAGIC 4 v1.0 Free for iOS - Sound Matching Pictures to Letters" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "2012 New Year Special Offer for Apple iPod iPad and iPhone Users" prMac 8:05 AM
  • "ArcDNA Releases Major Update For College TA: Rise of The Phoenix" prMac 8:04 AM
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Computer Industry
  • "IBM researchers make 12-atom magnetic memory bit" BBC 9:44 AM
  • "IBM creates 12-atom storage device" TG Daily 10:51 AM
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  • "IBM Security Role and Policy Modeler eases security operations" Network World 10:48 AM
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  • "Computerized language translation started 58 years ago with IBM and Georgetown University" Network World 10:31 AM
  • "Microsoft in 2012: Hopes rest on Windows 8/The Windows 8 debut, particularly as the OS relates to tablets and mobile devices, will be Redmond's major task in coming year" CIO 10:14 AM
  • "Microsoft to lock out other operating systems from Windows 8 ARM PCs & devices" ZDNet 11:23 AM
  • "10 devices you can run Windows 8 beta on today: Here's a look at the laptops Microsoft is using in its Windows 8 development lab" [Slideshow] Network World 10:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 8: What we learned this week" ZDNet 11:24 AM
  • "Microsoft Kinect For Windows To Help Stock Bust Move To $32" Forbes 9:27 AM
  • "Kinect Camera Tech Lets You Try On Clothes without Trying On Clothes" Techland 11:00 AM
  • "Amazon welcomes Microsoft files into Kindle cloud" The Register 10:55 AM
  • "BETT 2012: Microsoft UK will take Office 365 to schools" ZDNet UK 11:28 AM
  • "HP issues webOS update for discontinued TouchPad tablet" V3 11:03 AM
  • "Android port for HP TouchPad one step closer" ZDNet 11:25 AM
  • "ARM CEO East Dismisses Intel Mobile Chip Efforts" eWeek 10:03 AM
  • "Intel smartphone move cranks up ARM rivalry" V3 11:03 AM
  • "Intel Powering Up Ultrabooks As Tablets Take Toll On PCs" Forbes 9:25 AM
  • "Intel Ultrabook Sales Spur Growth in Cache SSDs: IHS" eWeek 10:03 AM
  • "HDD industry will not restore normal supply until end of 2012, says Hitachi GST vice president" DigiTimes 10:01 AM
  • "U.S. software cos may see tech spend drop" MarketWatch 11:35 AM
  • "Clouds, Ultrabooks and the Evolution of Storage" Forbes 10:07 AM
  • "CES: 12 Unique Ultrabooks and Tablets You Should Know About" [Slideshow] Techland 11:00 AM
  • "Ultrabook is going to confuse buyers" ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "Ultrabooks: Bringing Sexy Back to PCs" Techland 10:59 AM
  • "The Desktop PC Is Dead--Long Live the Desktop: All-in-Ones took 2011 by storm, and they're coming for your desktop tower PC next." PCWorld 10:28 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Kedrosky Says Apple to Have 'Very Strong Quarter'" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:05 PM
  • "Apple, Microsoft: Money Flow Leaders" [Paid Membership Required] 4:15 PM
  • "Is Apple's Cook Worth $378 Million? Only 41% Say 'Yes'" TheStreet 8:27 AM
  • "Apple dips as tech stocks retreat" MarketWatch 8:54 AM
Industry News
  • "Apple, semis decline as sector retreats: Techs broadly in the red, pacing day's retreat on Wall Street" MarketWatch 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks Claw Back From Heavy Losses" FOXBusiness 4:19 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall Amid Downgrade Concern" Bloomberg 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Lower on Eurozone Downgrade Jitters" TheStreet 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks slump on eurozone downgrade fears" CNNMoney 4:20 PM
  • "Stocks slip in early trading amid weak jobs report" Associated Press 9:52 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Drop: U.S. stocks fell Friday, but squeaked out an advance for the week, as fears of a credit downgrade of several euro-zone countries added to disappointing results from J.P. Morgan Chase." [Paid Membership Required] 4:20 PM
  • "Stocks: Bank earnings in focus" CNNMoney 9:12 AM
  • "Asian Stocks Rise as Lower Borrowing Costs Boost Europe Optimism" Bloomberg 11:05 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks mostly rise as Europe jitters ease/Shanghai and Shenzhen benchmarks tumble after forex data" MarketWatch 9:17 AM
  • "Europe Stocks Fall on Downgrade Fears" [Paid Membership Required] 11:05 AM
  • "European Stocks Drop Amid Reports of S&P Downgrades in Euro Area" Bloomberg 11:06 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Downgrade rumors push Europe stocks down/Rumors on S&P downgrades in the euro-zone send markets south" MarketWatch 9:18 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:21 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at the close of trading" Associated Press 5:21 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:21 PM

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