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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, May 13, 2012
 

 

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Tuesday Highlights: John Cox at Network World believes Apple's billion dollar bet on sapphire will pay off once the company gets "major upstream investments and adjustments" set in order to process sapphire quality and yields needed, and signs point to 2014 or 2015 for the first sapphire iPhone; WSJ is reporting Apple could be stung with the fading of iPhone subsidies at carriers who are changing to installment plans; rumor of executive searches at Apple points to a serious pursuit of mobile payments business at Apple; with Nike supposedly leaving the wearable tech business, Wired says only Apple will be able to save the segment, but Geektime is reporting Apple and Nike may be collaborating and announcing new tech this fall; Samsung lawyers contending $2 billion verdict is 57x too high, arguing for damages to be reduced to a meager 35 cents/phone; MacRumors sleuthing uncovers a shell company called "Brightflash", possibly being used by Apple to trademark iWatch; final estimates of Apple's earnings presented at Fortune; MacIssues tells how to fix when iMessages show on only one of your devices; John Davidson FCPX tutorial over at FCP.co; Apple tastefully teases Samsung in new print-ad regarding earth day with: "There are some things we want every company to copy" — more in our General Interest section; Apple's recycling efforts expand to recycling of all products at Apple stores, including some third-party products, all free; could Leonardo DiCaprio portray Steve Jobs in Sony's biopic of the Apple co-founder?; reports from Asia indicate iPhone 6 is running into delay due to special battery components; and a new malware called "Unflod" from China steals Apple IDs, passwords from iOS devices; Apple granted patent for blocking texting while driving, making Siri more intelligent, among others.

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Apple/Macintosh
  • "The Apple-Intel-Samsung Ménage à Trois/Fascinating doesn't do justice to the spectacle, nor to the stakes. Taken in pairs, these giants exchange fluids – products and billion$ – while fiercely fighting with their other half. Each company is the World's Number One in their domain: Intel in microprocessors, Samsung in electronics, Apple in failure to fail as ordained by the sages."  Monday Note 8:45 PM
  • "German TV Maker Loewe Denies Apple Acquisition Rumours" The Next Web 8:23 AM
  • "Apple forced to change name of iPad Wi-Fi + 4G: It seems that international pressure sometimes works, as criticism of the iPad Wi-Fi + 4G name: which in many countries isn't actually 4G, has finally caused a name change to iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular." CNET News 12:57 PM
  • "Steve Jobs Didn't Invent Design, But He Patented It"  NPR 8:41 PM
  • "One Theory On Why The iPhone Is Dominating E-Commerce" Business Insider 8:32 AM
  • "Apple and Your TV: Path to a Trillion-Dollar Company"  The Motley Fool 5/12
  • "Apple rumored to be in talks to acquire German HDTV maker Loewe"  AppleInsider 5/12
  • "Apple: Samsung has destroyed 'vast quantities' of evidence ahead of infringement trial"  The Verge 5/12
  • "Analysts Are Starting To Panic About Apple Earnings This Quarter" Business Insider 5/12
  • "Apple and Foxconn to Improve Factory Working Conditions? [Video] Mashable 5/12
  • "Former Zune exec: music biz was 'hooked on the drug' Apple was supplying" iDownload Blog 5/12
OS X
News
  • "Adobe will issue free security patches for high-profile Creative Suite apps: Vulnerabilities to CS5 versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash will be fixed at no charge" Macworld 5/12
  • "Adobe will issue security fixes for CS5 apps after all: The company says it's working on patches for Creative Suite 5.x versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash. Previously, customers would have had to pay to upgrade to CS6 to get the fixes." CNET News 5/12
  • "Adobe backs down, will secure last generation of apps: Fixes for flaws in Flash, Illustrator, and Photoshop won't require an upgrade." Ars Technica 8:26 PM
  • "iCloud beta website reveals plans for Notes and Reminders web apps, affirms iOS 6 beta coming soon" 9 to 5 Mac 5/11
  • "Apple Bringing Notes and Reminders to iCloud.com with iOS 6" MacRumors 5/11
  • "Bessemer tangled up in multi-million Dollar lawsuit related to Intego" Global Security Mag 5/11
  • "Safari 5.1.7 and OS X 10.7.4, How Flashback Works, Free Lion Boot Disk Tool, and More" Low End Mac 5/11
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "Notes on the OS X Update to 10.7.4 and Time Machine Cable Problems" eXtensions 8:21 AM
  • "'The Downloads window in previous versions of Safari allowed me to track several downloads at once, pause them individually, etc. Now as best I can determine, we have a small square that appears in the toolbar with a red indicator bar. Just this, regardless of how many downloads are being done.' Sadly I do not know of a way to recover all of the functionality of the Downloads window we used to have, but I will point out that at least you can check out downloads individually by clicking on that small square. A popover window comes up showing all active downloads." MacInTouch 5/12
  • "Bugs & Fixes: When Outlook searches fail... and more" Macworld 5/11
  • "Tackling SMC console errors after OS X 10.7.4 update" MacFixIt 5/11
  • "Mac OS X 10.7.4 Update: Breaks compatibility with French dictionary Le Grand Robert" Betalogue 5/11
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Hands-on with five antivirus apps for the Mac: Which antivirus software is the best for Mac users? It depends on your needs." Ars Technica 8:26 PM
  • "SugarSync for OS X, iOS review" AppleTell 8:32 AM
  • "BioShock 2 for OS X review" AppleTell 5:15 PM
  • "Use IPCC Files with iOS Devices by Enabling Carrier Testing Mode in iTunes" OS X Daily 2:34 PM
  • "Mac Tip: Right Clicking In The Dock" MacTrast 8:35 AM
  • "The Fat Lady Still Sings" [Opera 11.60] YMP Now 5/11
  • "Slide To Unlock — Your Mac [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 5/11
  • "MacMost Now 708: Recording Keynote Slideshows Timed To Music" MacMost 5/11
  • "How to Reset Profile Manager" Amsys 5/11
  • "Make Mac OS X Speak (or Sing) the Output of Any Command Line Task" OS X Daily 5/11
  • "Finally, A Mac App That Organizes And Manages Your Books And Papers" Mac 360 5/11
  • "How To Get A New Desktop Picture On Your Mac Every Day" NoodleMac 5/11
  • "A Free Way To Give Your Mac's Mouse Or Trackpad A Dozen New Features" TeraTalks 5/11
  • "How To Remove Objects And Blemishes You Don't Want From Photos On Your Mac" BohemianBoomer 5/11
  • "Try The Cheap Mac App To Diptych Or Triptych Your Photos" McSolo 5/11
  • "A Tale Of 5 Apps To Clean, Repair, Optimize, Customize Your Mac (and 3 are free)" Mac 360 5/11
Op/Ed
  • "The Sandbox's Big Red Button: If you've been following the debate surrounding Apple's Application Sandbox, you know that many developers are concerned about the implications for existing apps of adopting the sandbox." Red Sweater Software 5/12
  • "A few times in the past, MacInTouch readers have commented on a delay after waking from sleep before an internet connection can be completed. The typical symptom is waking your Mac, checking Mail and having all accounts show errors. Or waking your Mac, checking a web page, and having Safari inform you that you are not connected to the internet. Just this week, I began to wonder if this is a hard drive spinup issue. If I wake my iMac, I see my desktop and open apps in a few seconds. But I can hear the internal drive spinning up, so what I see is coming from RAM. Maybe Lion (and maybe Snow Leopard) can't connect to the internet until the drive is up and running. Maybe the "issue" is just that we can do something even before the internal drive is up and running, just not make an internet connection." MacInTouch 5/12
  • "'Click to Run': The Days of Flash" Rixstep 5/12
  • "Adobe Charges $199 for Photoshop Security Fix" TidBITS 5/11
  • "Apple May No Longer Support Your Older Mac, but Microsoft Will" Low End Mac 5/11
  • "The new Safari disables outdated Flash: Helpful or presumptuous?" Houston Chronicle 5/11
  • "C'mon, Apple. Lavish Some Gaming Love On The Mac" MacNews 5/11
Press Releases
  • "MoneyWiz Now Available For On The Mac Too" App Advice 5/11
  • "WinOnX 1.3 Enables Running Windows Programs on Mac OS X" MacPrices 5/11
  • "Inpaint's New Multi View Feature: No More Passers-by in Your Holiday Pics!" Teorex 5/11
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "An unfruitful policy: Story about Apple's Reno office shows failure of state tax structure" Las Vegas Sun 8:39 PM
  • "Samsung buys US Spotify clone, hopes to bruise Apple's eco-system" The Register 8:39 AM
  • "Apple Founder Wozniak to Buy Facebook Regardless of Price" Bloomberg 8:22 PM
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak: Mark Zuckerberg is like Steve Jobs and me rolled into one" The Next Web 10:23 PM
  • "Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Lives Without Broadband" Forbes 12:50 PM
  • "Baidu to rival Android and iOS in China with cloud-centric smartphone platform [Updated] The Next Web 12:52 PM
  • "Apple Loop: The Week In Review" Forbes 5/12
  • "Week in Apple: updates, updates, updates galore!" Ars Technica 5/12
  • "Mobile OS Madness Ahead In June: When Apple, Google, and Microsoft all hold developer events in San Francisco in June, you'll get a peek at what's next for smartphones. Here's what might pop up." InformationWeek 5/12
  • "US Postal Service to ban overseas shipments of lithium batteries" The Verge 5/12
  • "GameStop to sell refurbished Apple MacBooks?" The Verge 5/12
  • "GameStop looks like it will start selling used MacBooks soon" 9 to 5 Mac 5/12
  • "Woz: I don't have broadband, and I never thought I'd get girls/Steve Wozniak, Apple's co-founder, tells a business forum in Australia that, because he doesn't have cable he can't get broadband, as it's a monopoly in his area. He also admitted that, once upon a time, he'd given up hope of finding a girl." CNET News 5/12
  • "Study: iOS Surpasses Android in Enterprise Usage" PCWorld 5/11
  • "Kutcher looks more and more like Jobs — as biopic release date nears" VentureBeat 5/12
  • "Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs looks like Ashton Kutcher: TMZ, Hollywood's nosy aunt, obtains pictures of Ashton Kutcher dressed in black turtleneck and baggy bright blue jeans. Is the image convincing?" CNET News 5/12
  • "Apple may attempt to push Android Tabs off market by selling iPad Mini at a loss" New Kerala 5/12
  • "Mozilla on new browser brouhaha: Microsoft, Apple different cases/'Apple is not a convicted monopolist,' says director of Firefox: Two wrongs don't make a right, Mozilla's chief counsel said Thursday when asked why his company hasn't lambasted Apple, as it did Microsoft, for blocking rival browsers from its mobile operating system. 'The similarities to iOS don't justify an outcome on Windows that deprives users of choice, reduces competition and hurts innovation,' said Harvey Anderson, Mozilla's top lawyer."  Computerworld 5/11
  • "Apple dominating Samsung in Japanese smartphone market: Japanese researcher says Apple is king of Japan's growing smartphone market; rival Samsung lags far behind" IDG News Service 5/11
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak admits he doesn't have broadband at home" Adelaide Advertiser 5/11
  • "Apple co-founder Woz weighs in against tech giant on price discrimination" Melbourne Age 5/11
  • "Steve Wozniak Slams Apple's 'Horrible' Prices Down Under" Cult of Mac 5/11
  • "U.S. Postal Service Bans Shipping of iPads and Other Gadgets Beginning on May 16"  PadGadget 5/11
  • "Flipboard CEO: Apple's iPad 'created a revolution' for beautiful Internet content" AppleInsider 5/11
  • "Apple's Siri: the 'best smartphone ever' is the Nokia Lumia 900. Wait, what?" The Next Web 5/11
  • "Siri's 'Seed Man' Speaks" [Video Report] CNBC 5/11
  • "Videos: The new iPad lands in 30 more countries this week" Fortune 5/11
  • "iPhone 4S on sale for $149 at RadioShack: The electronics retailer is offering a special in-store-only promotion, trimming the cost of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 by $50." CNET News 5/11
  • "FreedomPop bringing free 4G service to iPhones: The $99 Freedom Sleeve case promises WiMax performance, 500MB of free data, and even extra battery life. But questions linger." CNET Reviews 5/11
  • "Three more regionals to offer discounted iPhone 4S" FairerPlatform 5/11
  • "Taiwan market: FET, TWM selling new iPad bundled with contracts" DigiTimes 5/11
  • "iPhone leads Wash. police to robbers: University student beaten unconscious while trying to protect his friend's purse" Spokane Spokesman-Review 5/11
Non-Apple News
  • "LCD Case Takes a New Twist: Ethics Battle Erupts Over Lawyer Chosen by Executive Convicted of Price Fixing" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:59 PM
  • "Most Adults Uncomfortable with Current State of Mobile Etiquette" Patently Apple 5/12
  • "Nintendo phases out Aqua Blue 3DS" CNET News 5/11
  • "Adobe makes users pay to fix Photoshop flaw" ZDNet UK 5/11
  • "Richard M. Stallman, free software leader falls ill at conference" ZDNet 5/11
  • "Unrepentant Hippie and World Networker Randy Bush Enters Net's Hall of Fame" Wired 5/11
  • "Cars of the future will be computers on wheels" USA Today 5/11
  • "Snapkeys 2i: 'Invisible' Touchscreen Keyboard for Phones and Tablets" Techland 5/11
  • "Quest for the holy algorithm: Last year Google made more than 520 changes to its search algorithm software and conducted about 58,000 experiments, 7000 of those on live users." Fairfax NZ News 5/11
  • "YouTube considering introducing subscription-based streaming service" New York Post 5/11
  • "Yahoo! CEO! didn't! even! read! his! own! CV! CompSci degree gaffe dates back to PayPal days" The Register 5/11
  • "Silicon Valley is getting healthy, crunching abs, not just apps" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 5/11
  • "Walt Disney Imagineers Bringing Video Games To Life At Walt Disney World Resort" Forbes 5/11
  • "Instagram's insta-surprise: Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook is getting an assist, of sorts, from the most unlikely place in its $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing app Instagram — Google, The Post has learned." New York Post 5/11
  • "Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin renounces US citizenship ahead of IPO, possibly reducing tax bill" New York Post 5/11
  • "Fun New Facebook Feature: Pay $2 To Get Your Friends' Attention" Forbes 5/11
  • "Facebook tests 'pay to promote post' tool: Facebook has started testing a system that lets users pay to highlight or promote posts." BBC 5/11
  • "Samsung launches low-end Windows Phone with 4-inch display" IDG News Service 5/11
  • "Huawei Aims to Be Smarter About Its Phone Branding" AllThingsD 5/11
  • "Sony, Panasonic Fall to 30-Year Lows as TV Losses Mount" Bloomberg 5/11
  • "Video apps battle to be the next Instagram" CNNMoney 5/11
  • "Asus Invents Interesting Notebook with Integrated Projector" Patent Bolt 5/11
  • "Why China's game business will hit $20B by 2016 (exclusive interview)" VentureBeat 5/11
  • "The ABCs of camera phone technology: How good is the camera that comes with your new smartphone? We explain the technology and what you should look for." Computerworld 5/11
  • "Why Computers Still Can't Translate Languages Automatically: We need to teach machines to understand the meaning of words. That's really hard." Slate 5/11
Publications/Podcasts
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, Adam Engst from TidBITS, and Avram Piltch from Laptop magazine this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 5/11
  • "5by5 | The Critical Path #37: Pathfinder I" asymco 5/11
  • "iPad mini Rumors, Ivy Bridge Macs & Black Ops 2 Lawsuit + More! (Podcast)" Insanely Great Mac 5/11
Hardware/Software
  • "'iPhone 5' Headphone Jack and Earpiece Component Surfaces" MacRumors 8:20 AM
  • "Rumor: Another iPhone 5 Part Surfaces" Apple Bitch 8:36 AM
  • "iOS 6 to Drop Google Maps for Apple Maps App: Report" eWeek 12:50 PM
  • "Apple iPad Mini With 7-Inch Screen Debuts in October: Report/The iPad Mini, sporting a 7-inch screen and a price point between $200-$250, is expected to launch in October, according to a report." eWeek 12:50 PM
  • "Apple Drops 4G Branding From New iPad" Mashable 1:39 PM
  • "Apple changes name of 'iPad WiFi + 4G' to 'iPad WiFi + Cellular' in many countries following international criticism" 9 to 5 Mac 5/12
  • "Video: Is this what Apple's new maps will look like?" Fortune 5/12
  • "iOS 6 'Sundance' Siri API and iPad support tipped" SlashGear 5/12
  • "Intel determined to make mobile chips Apple 'can't ignore'" Electronista 5/12
  • "Intel looks to build ultra-efficient mobile chips Apple 'can't ignore'" AppleInsider 5/12
  • "A First Look at Thunderbolt on Windows with MSI's Z77A-GD80" AnandTech 5/12
  • "iOS 6: Apple drops Google Maps, debuts in-house 'Maps' with incredible 3D mode"  9 to 5 Mac 5/11
  • "Apple Map App to Replace Google Mapping in iOS"  AllThingsD 5/11
  • "Apple unveiling Google Maps alternative in iOS 6? The company has reportedly been working on its own Maps service for the next version of its iOS platform, meaning it might kick Google Maps off the operating system." CNET News 5/11
  • "Apple mapping a future without Google in iOS 6?" GigaOM 5/11
  • "Apple rumored to drop Google Maps, launch new 3D mapping service in iOS 6" The Verge 5/11
  • "Apple to Drop Google Maps, Add 3D in iOS 6 [Report] Mashable 5/11
  • "Apple To Ditch Google Maps In iOS 6? Apple looks prepared to sever its long-standing ties to Google Maps with a brand new mapping application in the next version of iOS." InformationWeek 5/11
  • "Report: Apple-Owned Map Technologies to Replace Google in iOS 6" The Mac Observer 5/11
  • "iMore: Apple is yet to finalize design for next-generation iPhone" 9 to 5 Mac 5/11
  • "iPhone 5 release: Ditching the Dock Connector?"  Computerworld 5/11
  • "Apple 'plans 7-inch iPad for October': Apple plans to launch a 7-inch version of the iPad in October, according to rumours emerging from Asia." Telegraph 5/11
  • "Apple iPad Mini release and $200 price tag rumoured" T3 5/11
  • "Apple TV 5.0.1 update released, includes HD iTunes previews and bug fixes" The Verge 5/11
  • "Intel wants to be inside the iPad" ZDNet 5/11
  • "Apple starts re-approving Dropbox-connected apps after SDK amendment" The Next Web 5/11
  • "Apple continues work on face-recognition patents" MacNN 5/11
  • "Tablets Out to Kill Laptops, New iPad vs. MacBook Air, $799 MacBook Air This Fall?, and More" Low End Mac 5/11
AppleCare/Helps
  • "Does Your Mac Have Loud Fans or Running Constantly?" Amsys 5/11
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Ice Rage For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:24 AM
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 14 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 8:35 AM
  • "Monster Wars For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 5/12
  • "Clock Blocks For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 5/12
  • "Fat Jump Pro For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 5/12
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Up To $250 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 5/12
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 25 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 5/12
  • "Gif Camera For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 5/11
  • "Swordigo For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $1.99)" Apple Sliced 5/11
  • "CitiRacing For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 5/11
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/11
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/11
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/11
  • "iPad Closeout & Refurbished & Used Buyer's Guide -Prices Start At $270" MacReviewZone 5/11
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Prices Range From $30 To $450 -Best Selling -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 5/11
  • "Weekend Mac deals: Refurbished MacBook Pro from $1,019" FairerPlatform 5/11

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "A Good AirPlay Speaker: The best tool to listen to iTunes exclusively." Ars Technica 5/12
  • "Toss up: iPhone battery cases" WA Today 5/12
  • "Review: iHome iW2 AirPlay speaker" MacNN 5/12
  • "Video Review: VANS Off the Wall Case for iPhone 4/4s" Run Around Tech 5/12
  • "The Darkness II review: The Godfather meets The Exorcist" Macworld UK 5/12
  • "Would you like to see my man sack? Looking for a cheap solution for carrying around your iPad and an Apple Wireless Keyboard? I was. But no longer." John Moltz's Very Nice Web Site 5/11
  • "Review: The Origami Workstation for iPad" 512 Pixels 5/11
  • "Logitech Ultrathin: It's An IPad Keyboard, It's An IPad Cover" MacNews 5/11
  • "ChargeIt! 2X (for iPhone 4 and 4S)" PC Magazine 5/11
  • "Knomo Folio iPad 3 case: Rather good alternative to Apple's Smart Cover." Register Hardware 5/11
  • "Startup Spotlight: A vacuum dock and tail for the iPad" Denver Post 5/11
  • "Kodak Hero 3.1 printer: Bargain price, cheap ink, great photos" Macworld 5/11
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "With Its New Google+ iPhone App, Google Finally Gets It Right" TechCrunch 8:25 PM
  • "Review: World Atlas For iPhone" MacStories 12:56 PM
  • "Team Stream for iPhone and iPad: Keep up with your favorite team with easy-to-digest sports news" Macworld 5/12
  • "Review: Panda Sweet Tooth – A Family Friendly Arcade Aventure For iOS" MacTrast 5/11
  • "Making sense of Facebook's new App Center" TechHive 5/11
  • "Google+ App Makes Social Networking Add Up [Review] Cult of Mac 5/11
  • "OnePAD Review: OnePAD is a daily note app with a simple interface and endless possibilities." 148Apps 5/11
  • "F-Sim Space Shuttle for iOS: A Superb Flight Simulator" The Mac Observer 5/11
  • "Backgammon NJ and FaceMe Backgammon for iPhone and iPad" Macworld 5/11
  • "You Should Play: Sword & Sworcery EP" TechHive 5/11
  • "Hands On With 'Defender Chronicles II'" Touch Arcade 5/11
  • "'My Little Hero' Review - 'Zelda' Meets Pixar in This Clever Adventure" Touch Arcade 5/11
  • "'Frenzy Pop' Review - This Soda-Fueled Platformer Has a Lot to Love, Minus a Few Belches" Touch Arcade 5/11
  • "MiniFlyer Review: In MiniFlyer, players collect coins and dodge obstacles while climbing ever higher in an infinitely long level." 148Apps 5/11
  • "Age of Wind 2 Free Review: It has some lofty ambitions to be sure, but this high seas sim needs some serious control adjustments." 148Apps 5/11
  • "Glorious Quest Review: Glorious Quest has its problems, but it's a fun little pick-up-and-play action RPG." 148Apps 5/11
  • "DogAt LA Review: A handy app for LA bound dog owners." 148Apps 5/11
  • "Farm Up Review: A run of the mill farming freemium game with some elements of storytelling." 148Apps 5/11
  • "DreamWorks Dragons Review: A slightly easy yet enjoyable puzzle game." 148Apps 5/11
  • "Empire Defense 2 Review: Empire Defense 2 is a tower defense with long levels and a unique path system." 148Apps 5/11
How-To/Tutorial
  • "How To Open Any Third-Party Camera App Instead Of The Native One From iOS 5.1.x Lock Screen On iPhone" Redmond Pie 8:42 PM
  • "How To Get Siri Dictation On iPad 2 And iPad 1" Redmond Pie 8:42 PM
  • "How to Downgrade Your iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3 Using RedSn0w [Video] iClarified 8:35 AM
  • "How to design web sites for tablets" VentureBeat 5/12
  • "How to Downgrade Your iPad 2 or iPad 3 Using RedSn0w (Windows)" iClarified 5/12
  • "iPad trick: Searching digital handwriting (how-to)" ZDNet 5/11
Tips
  • "How to use bookmarklets to adjust font sizes in mobile Safari" iDownload Blog 8:43 PM
  • "How to harden your smartphone against stalkers—iPhone edition/Stalkers: sometimes they're coming from inside your phone." Ars Technica 8:26 PM
  • "Recalibrate your iDevice Home Button for Snappier Performance" Lifehacker 5/12
  • "iOS Tip: How To Delete Movies Or TV Shows Off Your iOS Device Without A Computer" MacTrast 5/12
  • "10 Ways to Optimize Your iPad for Kids With Special Needs" Mashable 5/11
  • "Tip: Why Are People Not Getting My iMessages?" BYTE 5/11
  • "Change the Font Size of Web Pages in Safari for iOS with Bookmarklets" OS X Daily 5/11
  • "iOS Tip: My App Store Icon Disappeared. How Do I Get It Back?" MacTrast 5/11
  • "Q&A: 'Unplaying' an iTunes Podcast" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/11
  • "Jerry King's Mac 411: There is an app for Mail/Thanks for clarifying Contacts. However I also find Mail to be frustrating. What can make Mail more useful with my iPad?" Naples Daily News 5/11
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It Will Soon be Friday" eXtensions 8:18 PM
  • "Siri Says the Darndest Things: Take a Nap, But Don't Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go!" MacTrast 1:04 PM
  • "The Super-Cool Transparent TV Concept From The German Company Apple Might Buy" Business Insider 8:31 AM
  • "When Apple's iTV Meets our Ambiguous WiFi Laws" PMF Legal 5/12
  • "Amazing Apple Anecdote: The Mythical Mr. Macintosh" MacTrast 5/12
  • "iPhone 5: Nothing decided except October (or not)" CNET News 5/12
  • "Someone Who Has Seen Apple's New Maps For iPhone Says It 'Blow Your Head Off'" Business Insider 5/12
  • "The Macalope Weekly: True originals" Macworld 5/12
  • "Why I drank the Kool-Aid and bought an iPad" Examiner 5/12
  • "Rumor: iOS 6 code-named Sundance, could bring third-party Siri support" iDownload Blog 5/12
  • "How Green Is The iPad Exactly? An Infographic" Macgasm 5/11
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending May 11/Apple iPhone 5 rumors: Sweet September, LTE fervor, Liquidmetal down the drain" Network World 5/11
  • "It's Not Steve Jobs: Wozniak Reveals The One Person Who 'Actually' Deserves Credit For Apple's Early Success" Business Insider 5/11
  • "iPhone 5 to be another Google killer — but with a twist"  iMore 5/11
  • "Would You Buy a 7-inch Apple 'iPad Mini' for $200?" Techland 5/11
  • "iPad Mini? Nope: Not gonna happen" Electricpig 5/11
  • "The Macalope Daily: Sometime they find a nut" Macworld [Insider Content] 5/11
  • "O RLY? – Foxconn Exec Confirms Apple Television Production" Redmond Pie 5/11
  • "Foxconn Chief Confirms Apple's Television Is Coming" App Advice 5/11
  • "Foxconn Chief Confirms The Apple iTV" TechCrunch 5/11
  • "Apple dropping Google Maps on iOS 6 in favor of its own app, report says" VentureBeat 5/11
  • "Are Apple and Google Heading to a Breakup?" Yahoo! News 5/11
  • "Apple HDTV rumor roundup: Talk of an Apple TV set dates back to 2009, but recent months have provided an avalanche of rumors. CNET has gathered them all in one convenient location for you." CNET News 5/11
  • "Mozilla's hypocrisy: It's OK for Apple to block Firefox, but wrong when Microsoft does it" Computerworld Blogs 5/11
  • "Feeding Frenzy: Why Everyone Wants Their Own App Store" PixoBebo 5/11
Non-Apple
  • "Switched On: And smartplayers for all" Engadget 8:25 PM
  • "CTIA: The good, the bad and the very, very ugly" GigaOM 12:50 PM
  • "Ask Stack: How can you review your own code?" Ars Technica 5/12
  • "When did music become unimportant? MTV gave up on music ages ago, and only a handful of young bands make money selling records. Has music just become a 'soundtrack' to other activities?" CNET News 5/12
  • "The End of the Traditional Telcos: How LTE could help Verizon and AT&T, hurt Sprint-Nextel." Barron's 5/12
  • "You can have iPhone 4S, I'll take Galaxy Nexus" BetaNews 5/11
  • "Why are HDTV prices rising as economy continues to struggle?" ZDNet 5/11
  • "Q&A: What BYOD means for IT" ZDNet 5/11
  • "Don't let Windows 8 upgrade offers lure you into buying a new PC" ZDNet 5/11
  • "The week in tech: 5 must-know things" USA Today 5/11
  • "Video: The Most Insanely Important, Mind-Blowing Tech News of the Week" Techland 5/11
  • "C is still leading over Java, but Tiobe index's accuracy is questioned" InfoWorld 5/11
  • "Location-Based Services Grow in Popularity" PC Magazine 5/11
  • "5 techie gift ideas for mom" USA Today 5/11
  • "Connected Moms: Nielsen Says 54% Own Smartphones; 75% Use Facebook; 5M Visit Pinterest Monthly" TechCrunch 5/11
  • "Would you pay to promote a Facebook post?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 5/11
  • "Facebook file-sharing could be security, piracy nightmare: Users won't be able to pass along music or .exe files -- but infected PDFs and other forms of pirated content are permissible" InfoWorld 5/11
  • "9 cloud development platforms on the rise" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 5/11
  • "Open source suites go beyond Microsoft Office" InfoWorld 5/11
  • "10 must-have gadgets for the traveling executive" [Slideshow] CIO 5/11
  • "Who owns what when employees use their own tech" InfoWorld 5/11
  • "BlackBerry 10's open secret: It's aimed at the walled garden" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 5/11
  • "I Want My Aereo TV" Forbes 5/11
  • "9 Tips To Block Hotel Wi-Fi Malware: FBI issues warning to people traveling abroad that free Wi-Fi systems can pose a threat. Learn how to keep systems locked down and safe while traveling." InformationWeek 5/11
  • "Is Facebook Too Dependent on Zuckerberg?" [Video Report] FOXBusiness 5/11
  • "Why we need to keep talking about women in tech" CNET News 5/11
  • "Q&A on BYOD: Answers for IT departments" TechRepublic 5/11
Humor/Cartoons
  • "Invasion of the non-authorized apps" ZDNet [cartoon] 5/12
  • "How to improve the worst Mother's Day gifts ever." The Joy of Tech [cartoon] 5/11
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Turn Your iPhone Into A Parenting Tool With Our Updated AppList" App Advice 8:29 AM
  • "SloPro - Announcing 60fps Video Recording for iPhone 4S" prMac 8:45 PM
  • "BlueCam Free for iPad 1.0 just released" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "Codespot Mobile launches Battleship: Alien Invaders on Apple App Store" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "Grocery shopping - reinvented" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "Pocket Carnival 3D HD For iPad Released" prMac 8:22 AM
  • "SoftTechnics presents its new app - Euro 2012: Travel Assistant Full" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Bump Noddle Free and Pro - Best Match and Eliminate Game" prMac 8:21 AM
  • "Access your iPhone's apps and more from your car's dash with Clarion's Next GATE" AppleTell 5/12
  • "This Tweak For iOS Lets You Pin Your Favorite Contacts Directly On Your iPhone's Home Screen" Redmond Pie 5/12
  • "Bills, Bills, Bills ... Bills For iPad, iPhone and Mac Get Major Updates" App Advice 5/12
  • "Storify For iPad Fortifies Its Facebook Photo Albums Integration" App Advice 5/12
  • "iPhone Film Festival will announce its IFF 3 winners on May 25th" Examiner 5/12
  • "15 Cool iPod Cases: The case protecting your iPod should look as rockin' as the music you're listening to." [Slideshow] PC Magazine 5/12
  • "Seas0nPass jailbreak tool updated to support latest Apple TV software" iMore 5/12
  • "GoldKey Announces New USB Tokens with Encrypted Flash Storage" prMac 5/12
  • "NRI Mobile is a new way to do business" prMac 5/12
  • "Tension Software announces String Replacer 1.0" prMac 5/12
  • "iLuv Drawing Monsters HD - Learn to draw cute monsters step by step" prMac 5/12
  • "Video Downloader Pro 2.0: Download & Play Almost Any Video On iOS Device" prMac 5/12
  • "Santi Takes Meditation Apps To A New Plane" prMac 5/12
  • "SalesVu 2.0 Launches in the US and Canada" prMac 5/12
  • "Projection Is Approved For The App Store" prMac 5/12
  • "Portfolio Pro for iPad launches: batch import from Flickr and Dropbox" prMac 5/12
  • "Location-Based Mafia Planet Releases Soon" 148Apps 5/11
  • "Mother's Day: 10 Apps She Will Adore" PC Magazine 5/11
  • "Monster Shooter: The Lost Levels Drops the Ads, Adds More Fun Stuff" 148Apps 5/11
  • "Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 Allows for Downgrading iOS 5.1 to 5.0.1" OS X Daily 5/11
  • "Amazing Alex: Rovio CEO confirms name of Angry Birds successor" The Next Web 5/11
  • "The Week in iPhone Cases: RePET after me" Macworld 5/11
  • "Adobe Creative Cloud Now Available: Two New Touch Apps for iOS and Adobe Muse Also Shipping" Business Wire 5/11
  • "Just Spot It! HD weekend sale May 12 and 13" prMac 5/11
  • "Basketball Shot Chart Takes Shot Tracking to the iPad" prMac 5/11
  • "Guest List Organizer 1.0 for iPhone - Guest Tracker with iCloud Support" prMac 5/11
  • "DayMap Version 1.5 Released With iCloud Sync - On Sale for Limited Time" prMac 5/11
  • "New iPhone app that tells you when it's time to relax" prMac 5/11
  • "The chase is on - Jake Escapes HD Now Available for iOS" prMac 5/11
  • "With Hip Hop Triton, making music has never been so easy" prMac 5/11
  • "Tealbit AB releases the unique trivia quiz game Year Trivia for iPhone" prMac 5/11
  • "Self Help Classics 5.0 edition - the best iOS personal improvement app" prMac 5/11
  • "Learning Chinese is a blast for kids & parents with 123 Chinese for iPad" prMac 5/11
  • "Graphic Node Releases 10 New Themes for iBooks Author" prMac 5/11
  • "GoDocs for Google Docs 3.0 is available for iPhone and iPad" prMac 5/11
  • "Folder Factory - New App for Changing Folder Icons on Mac OS X" prMac 5/11
  • "All xMount iPad-Holders and Stands are now fit for the new iPad 3" prMac 5/11
  • "AirBeam Pro enables HD video surveillance with Mac, iPhone and iPad" prMac 5/11
Computer Industry
  • "Yahoo! Names Fred Amoroso Chairman and Appoints Ross Levinsohn Interim CEO" Yahoo! News Center 8:19 PM
  • "Yahoo Officially Confirms ATD Report on CEO Changes and Proxy Settlement" AllThingsD 8:42 PM
  • "Here's New Yahoo CEO's First Note to Troops! (The Leaking-Internal-Memos-to-ATD Policy Remains in Effect As Usual)" AllThingsD 8:42 PM
  • "Exclusive: Yahoo's Thompson Out; Levinsohn In; Board Settlement With Loeb Nears Completion" AllThingsD 12:46 PM
  • "Thompson Resigns as CEO of Yahoo" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:27 PM
  • "Meet Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo's Sixth CEO In Five Years" Business Insider 1:05 PM
  • "Meet Yahoo's new (interim) CEO, Ross Levinsohn" CNET News 8:23 PM
  • "Yahoo CEO out, board settles with investor" Reuters 8:22 PM
  • "Yahoo's CEO steps down amid 'Resumegate'; Board reshuffles" ZDNet 8:41 PM
  • "Yahoo CEO Thompson reportedly set to resign" CNET News 12:57 PM
  • "Report: Yahoo CEO to step down amid resume miscue" Associated Press 12:57 PM
  • "Ross Levinsohn's First 3 Phone Calls as Yahoo!'s New CEO" Forbes 8:26 PM
  • "Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is out" GigaOM 12:51 PM
  • "Oracle and Google make competing proposals for determining copyright damages" Foss Patents 8:32 AM
  • "An explanation for geeks: why Google hasn't won anything against Oracle's Java APIs" Foss Patents 8:32 AM
  • "Judge, Jury Ill-Equipped To Handle Google -Oracle Patent Lawsuit – Analysts" MobileBloom 8:50 AM
  • "Oracle Chairman Makes $50 Million Gift To Study Energy Efficiency" AllThingsD 8:35 AM
  • "Oracle chairman gives $50m gift to UCSB" Bloomberg 8:50 AM
  • "SAP Seen Boosting Cloud to Vindicate SuccessFactors Deal" Bloomberg 8:26 PM
  • "Mozilla cites 'Windows monopoly power' in ARM browser debate: Mozilla says that's why it's more concerned about restrictions on Windows 8 than iOS" Ars Technica 10:24 PM
  • "Senate to look at Mozilla's browser competition allegations: Sen. Herb Kohl's office to examine Mozilla's complaint against Microsoft over browser API access in Windows RT" Computerworld 8:19 PM
  • "Wanted: More apps for Windows Phone/Because there are so few Windows Phone users, developers are reluctant to sink resources into creating a product that will reach a limited audience." Seattle Times 8:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Decision For IE-only Windows 8 RT Irks Google, Mozilla" MobileBloom 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Funded Startup Aims to Kill BitTorrent Traffic" TorrentFreak 8:45 AM
  • "Windows Thunderbolt previewed: A mighty potent port" SlashGear 8:43 AM
  • "Bing teams up with Facebook and LinkedIn in latest redesign" Examiner 8:46 AM
  • "Bing fires at Google with new social search: Search adds your Twitter and Facebook streams" CNNMoney 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Redesigns CHKDSK for Windows 8, Improves NTFS Health Model" HotHardware 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Implements Cap & Trade to Cut CO2" CleanTechnica 8:46 AM
  • "New iPad Beware! HP To Sell Tablets Again" ITProPortal 8:44 AM
  • "IBM program ups the ante for losing weight" New York Times 8:42 AM
  • "Intel's Ultrabook Focus Is Huge Upside Momentum For 2013" Seeking Alpha 5:15 PM
  • "The White House is Spending Big Money on Big Data" Forbes 8:39 AM
  • "Mobiles with computing speed of PCs 4 years ago by year-end" Financial Express 8:43 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "3 Surprising Companies That May Sneak Up on Apple" The Motley Fool 8:45 PM
  • "Are You Waiting to Buy Apple at $527?" ["Merlin Securities chief market strategist Rich Bensingor issued a note earlier this week, suggesting that Apple's stock could go as low as $527 based on technical analysis. ... Apple doesn't operate in a news vacuum. Good things and bad things happen. Apple moves on its fundamentals, even if it means defying what a read of the chart would seem to suggest. Let's go over some of the positive catalysts that can happen with Apple in the coming weeks and months."] The Motley Fool 5/12
  • "Why Apple Should Replace Cisco in the Dow" TheStreet 5/11
  • "The Future Dow 30 Could Become 'Apple Plus Some Other Stuff Index'" App Advice 5/11
  • "Is Apple's Golden Goose About to Be Cooked?" TheStreet 5/11
  • "AAPL: Credit Suisse Cuts iPhone Estimates on Possible Carrier Push-Back" Barron's 5/11
  • "Looks Like Apple VIX Futures Are Coming Soon" Seeking Alpha 5/11
Industry News
  • "Nvidia, Netflix maintain tech gains at close" MarketWatch 5/11
  • "U.S. stocks decline for a second week: J.P. Morgan Chase's $2 billion trading loss has shares off 9.3%" MarketWatch 5/11
  • "Banks hit by JPMorgan; Wall Street ends week lower" Reuters 5/11
  • "S&P 500 Falls to 2-Month Low as Banks Tumble on JPMorgan" Bloomberg 5/11
  • "Stocks Mixed Ahead of Close" TheStreet 5/11
  • "Stocks end lower as bank shares weigh" CNNMoney 5/11
  • "Dow Logs Worst Week of 2012; JPMorgan Skids" CNBC 5/11
  • "Dow Has Its Worst Week in 5 Months: The Dow industrials edged lower to cap their biggest weekly retreat of the year, as big trading losses at J.P. Morgan Chase JPM -9.28% weighed on sentiment." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5/11
  • "JPMorgan loss to rattle stocks" CNNMoney 5/11
  • "Telecom Stocks: Carriers may get tougher with smartphones/IPhone may feel pressure from tighter upgrade rules, lower subsidies" MarketWatch 5/11
  • "Canada stocks up slightly as financials advance" MarketWatch 5/11
  • "Asian Markets Fall as China Data Disappoints" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5/11
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks slide, extending weekly losses" MarketWatch 5/11
  • "Europe Markets: Europe ends higher after U.S. sentiment data/Spain's IBEX 35 remains in red after latest bank cleanup plan" MarketWatch 5/11
  • "World stocks lower as traders eye surprise loss at JPMorgan, slowing China economy" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 5/11
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 5/11
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 5/11
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies" CBS News 5/11

 
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