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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, May 20, 2012


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  • "Apple forces new name for London Apple Expo, Microsoft signs up" Macworld UK 7:05 AM
  • "Travel: He was the ultimate tastemaker, but Apple co-founder Steve Jobs lived in surprising suburban ordinariness in Silicon Valley. Jonathan Margolis follows his trail" The Guardian 7:06 AM
  • "Samsung's mobile chief says has options to settle war with Apple" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 7:44 AM
  • "Samsung chief: we're open to a cross-licensing deal with Apple, but 4G chip shortage might last until the fall" Engadget 2:19 PM
  • "Apple, Samsung Set Patent Talks: Settlement Attempt Unlikely to Bear Fruit" [Paid Membership Required] 6:22 PM
  • "Samsung chief says company looking to resolve differences with Apple ahead of court rendezvous, options include cross-licensing deal" 9 to 5 Mac 7:10 PM
  • "The lure of the Store: Why authorities are sweetening deals for new Apple Stores"  The Next Web 7:34 AM
  • "Here's how desperately cities want Apple stores: According to a Report, Apple gets hugely preferential leases just to open its stores in certain cities and locations. Why is anyone surprised?" CNET News 7:33 AM
  • "Tech 3.0: A new iPad for $250 coming this fall?" 7:31 AM
  • "Steve Jobs Film Crews Coming to Los Altos: Will there be Ashton Kutcher sightings? Indie biopic of Steve Jobs' life will shoot the early scenes in his childhood home and garage, where he and Steve Wozniak developed the first Apple computer." Patch 10:46 AM
  • "HTC phones held up by Apple's ITC injunction begin trickling into US" AppleInsider 7:50 PM
  • "The Steve Jobs Movie Will Film At The Original Apple Garage" Business Insider 5/19
  • "Apple files for immediate Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban in the United States after partially successful appeal" Foss Patents 5/19
  • "Apple again files for U.S. Galaxy Tab injunction after winning appeal" AppleInsider 5/19
  • "Apple files (again) for a preliminary ban against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1" Engadget 5/19
  • "Judge tells Apple and HTC to talk settlements" Macworld UK 5/19
  • "Smartphones Reignite the OS Wars" OSNews 5/19
  • "Inside Apple's secret plan to kill the cash register: Apple has already built technology into iPhones and iPads to make retail stores work like the Apple store: without cash registers" Computerworld 5/19
  • "'Home Town' Store Scheduled For Expansion" ifoAppleStore 5/19
  • "Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer sends brochure to Cupertino neighbors inviting feedback on new 'Campus 2'" 9 to 5 Mac 5/19
  • "An interview with Chris Brennan for MacUser magazine UK" asymco 5/19
  • "Apple Reveals 'Tap to Focus' Camera Feature Advancements" Patently Apple 5/19
  • "Future Store Spotted Near Disneyland Paris" ifoAppleStore 5/19
  • "Retailers Making Way For New Hong Kong Store" ifoAppleStore 5/19
  • "The future is forever: the state of IPv6 in the Apple world/The new Internet is upon us. Apple has work to do but there's no reason to fear." Ars Technica 9:13 PM
  • "Apple Confirms Sandboxing Deadline For Mac App Store Apps on June 1" MacStories 5/19
  • "Mountain Lion on Mac Will Change TV and Delight Cord Cutters"  ReadWriteWeb 5/18
  • "Ditch iTunes: Manage Multimedia on the iPhone Your Way/Here are five iTunes alternatives for converting and managing music and videos on iOS devices."  PCWorld 5/18
  • "Apple sends out reminder to developers that Mac apps must be sandboxed by June 1st" The Next Web 5/18
  • "WWDC sneak peek: Don't let iOS 6 blind you to the real action in iCloud/Apple has launched many cloud services in the last year that would make sense to integrate into the iCloud platform" InfoWorld 5/18
  • "Xsan 2 Administrator Guide v2.3: Revision to 'Upgrade SAN hardware and software' procedure" Apple Support 5/19
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/How to protect your user data during computer repairs, and other questions answered." CNET Reviews 5/18
  • "OS X 10.7.4 Delivers False Error Message To Mac Pro Users On Startup" MacTrast 5/18
  • "Xsan 2: Xsan Admin displays an authentication alert if HTTPS proxy is used" Apple Support 5/18
  • "Users unable to SSH into Lion Server or Mac OS X Server v10.6" Apple Support 5/18
  • "Lion Server: NetRestore or NetBoot image creation may not work due to expired digital certificates" Apple Support 5/18
  • "Review: the Adobe Illustrator SubScribe plug-in" IT.Enquirer 12:09 PM
  • "Fun Game: Anything Can Happen with A Walking Dead King Pirate" Cult of Mac 7:14 AM
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Syncing tips" Macworld 5/18
  • "Creating an iTunes Match library from an external hard drive" iLounge 5/18
  • "MacMost Now 711: iPhoto Independent Web Galleries" MacMost 5/18
  • "Access the iOS Photo Stream from the Mac OS X Finder" OS X Daily 5/18
  • "Mac Tip: Minimize And Hide Applications And Windows" MacTrast 5/18
  • "Resize OS X Lion Windows More Intelligently [OS X Tips] Cult of Mac 5/18
  • "How to Minimize Windows in Slow Motion" Macinstruct 5/18
  • "Script to Copy File to Dropbox Folder and Create email message containing link" Macs in Chemistry 5/18
  • "The Free And Secret Mac Menubar Tool That Reduces Clutter And Improves Your Thinking" Mac 360 5/18
  • "Zip Tools For Mac: The Good, The Bad, The Free" NoodleMac 5/18
  • "How Your Mac Can Help You Become A Song Writer Or A Poet" TeraTalks 5/18
  • "The Mac Calculator You Don't Have, Can't Afford, Wish You Had, And Really Need" McSolo 5/18
  • "The Problem With The Mac's Menubar And How To Solve It For Free" Mac 360 5/18
  • "Opinion: The Best App You Shouldn't Buy Yet" AppleBitch 10:45 AM
  • "Why Apple is making OS X more like iOS: Cross-pollination improves both platforms, brings new customers to the Mac" Macworld 5/18
  • "Mac OS X 10.7.4 and Grand Robert: Temporary workaround" Betalogue 5/18
  • "Flashback Removal Update for OS X 10.5 Leopard, Dropbox Pick of the Cloud Litter, and More" Low End Mac 5/18
Press Releases
  • "GraphicConverter 8 goes 64-bit, bids PPC adieu" FairerPlatform 5/19
  • "Lemke Software Releases GraphicConverter 8 for Mac OS X" MacMegasite 5/19
  • "DropKey app encrypts Mac files, free through Sunday" TUAW 5/18
  • "MacScan 2.9.3 with Google Chrome & SeaMonkey Support Released" SecureMac 5/18
  • "Mysteryville 2 from Nevosoft Now Available on the Mac App Store" prMac 5/18
  • "ResourceHelper launches - No more image resource mistakes" prMac 5/18
  • "Yummy FTP Lite 1.0 is released - exclusively on the Mac App Store" prMac 5/18
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Steve jOBS movie starring Ashton Kutcher now has competition" Examiner 7:35 AM
  • "Internal Sam's Club listing shows Verizon Shared Data plan still on track for summer" 9 to 5 Mac 7:05 AM
  • "Week in Apple: stalkers, antivirus, and MacBook Pros. Oh my! Perian, Airplay speakers, and jailbreaks, too." Ars Technica 5/19
  • "Apple FaceTime Over 3G Seems Closer Than Ever" Gizmodo 5/19
  • "Report: FaceTime may be coming to 3G networks" Electronista 5/19
  • "Apple Resellers Offering £100 Trade In For A New Mac" AppleBitch 5/19
  • "Apple Loop: The Week In Review" Forbes 5/18
  • "Steve Jobs involved in design of future iPhone, says report: The late Apple co-founder is still leaving his mark on the company's future designs." CNET News 5/18
  • "Steve Jobs worked closely on design overhaul for iPhone 5" Macworld UK 5/18
  • "RIM, Motorola told Apple they could find a nano-SIM compromise: here it is" The Verge 5/18
  • "This Is Why T-Mobile Won't Officially Carry iPhones" BYTE 5/18
  • "Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Hired to Help Aaron Sorkin on Steve Jobs Biopic" The Hollywood Reporter 5/18
  • "Steve Wozniak hired by Sony as a 'tutor' for the Steve Jobs movie" AppleTell 5/18
  • "Tension sought for Jobs film" Reuters 5/18
  • "Steve Jobs Movie Begins Filming in the Original Apple Garage" PRNewswire 5/18
  • "Steve Jobs TV movie to film at the original Apple garage" CNET News 5/18
  • "Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic, jOBS, to begin filming in original Apple garage" The Next Web 5/18
  • "Apple board member: Steve Jobs wanted to build the iCar/Mickey Drexler also hinted at an Apple television set, to arrive in the 'near future'" Macworld UK 5/18
  • "iPad factory towns in China to finally get Apple Stores" The Register 5/18
  • "Apple Lets Crowd-Funded Developers Sidestep App Store Policies" Macworld 5/18
  • "Apple forces new name for London Apple Expo, Microsoft signs up: Microsoft to exhibit at Appule Pro User Live Expo" Macworld UK 5/18
  • "Apple no longer censoring the word 'jailbreak' in U.S. iTunes Store" The Next Web 5/18
  • "Jailbreak no longer a dirty word on iTunes, the App Store" CNET News 5/18
  • "Conmen replace iPhones, laptops with Coke and spuds: Police report that Manchester public have been conned out of £3,000 in iPhone, laptop scam" Macworld UK 5/18
  • "More regional carriers debut iPhone 4S" Electronista 5/18
  • "Sprint aggressively promotes iPhone 4S unlimited plan" CNET News 5/18
  • "Sprint now offering $100 credit when you trade in an iPhone from any other carrier" The Next Web 5/18
  • "Sprint to offer $100 towards iPhone 4S upon trade-in" TUAW 5/18
  • "Wozniak's Original System Description of the Apple ][" Slashdot 5/18
  • "Tiny Steve Jobs Found Selling iPhones In NYC" Cult of Mac 5/18
Non-Apple News
  • "Neuroscientists develop video game for stroke recovery" CNET News 5/18
  • "Meet the Man Who Invented the Instructions for the Internet" Wired Magazine 5/18
  • "Toyota turns Nintendo DS into nav system remote" TG Daily 5/18
  • "'Wikipedia town' browser friendly: A small Welsh town where English King Henry V was born is about to make history again by becoming the world's first 'Wikipedia town'." Associated Press 5/18
  • "Gadgets used by Russian spy Anna Chapman on display in New York exhibit" New York Post 5/18
  • "7-year-old Wisconsin boy is Google winner" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 5/18
  • "ZaReason touts $349 Android tablet" TG Daily 5/18
  • "We're not waiting for Android 5 'Jelly Bean,' developers say: Despite the rumors, developers are focused on making apps -- and money -- from today's Android" InfoWorld 5/18
  • "ARM CEO: We'll Be Bigger Players in PCs Than Intel Will Be in Smartphones" eWeek 5/18
  • "HiWave embeds haptic response in flat panels" EE Times 5/18
  • "Samsung researchers propose graphene 'barristor'" EE Times 5/18
  • "Amazon likely to launch 10.1-inch Kindle Fire in 3Q12; to suspend 8.9-inch model" DigiTimes 5/18
  • "Yahoo's new CEO revamps recently created commerce division" Associated Press 5/18
  • "Curt Schilling writes rubber check to R.I.: Can't cover $1.1M debt or meet his payroll" Boston Herald 5/18
  • "Sony Fights With Cinemas Over 3-D Glasses As Debut Nears" Bloomberg 5/18
  • "Verizon: Pay Full Price on Phone, Keep Unlimited Data" BYTE 5/18
  • "ZTE confirms security hole in U.S. phone" Reuters 5/18
  • "RIM, Motorola try compromise in Apple nano-SIM battle" CNET News 5/18
  • "Weddings and divorces expected after IPO: Divorce lawyers and wedding planners have been gearing up for the Facebook IPO, waiting for the influx of wealth in Silicon Valley to stir up drama in romantic relationships, for better and for worse." Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 5/18
  • "Facebook IPO: CEOs See Silicon Valley Upside" TheStreet 5/18
  • "Facebook Engineers Hack the Nasdaq Button" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/18
  • "Facebook's Eduardo Saverin: I'm not a tax-dodger" The Register 5/18
  • "Zuckerberg Says 'Our Mission Isn't To Be A Public Company' In Pre-IPO Opening Remarks" TechCrunch 5/18
  • "Gene Steinberg meets The Mac Observer's John Martellaro, Laptop magazine's Avram Piltch and Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 5/18
  • "iPhone & iPad Live 294: 7-inch iPad, 4-inch iPhone, iOS 6 Maps" iMore 5/18
  • "Interview with Tom Negrino, author of 'iCloud: Visual QuickStart Guide" Your Mac Life 5/18
  • "Apple patents multi-point camera focusing system for multitouch-equipped devices" AppleInsider 5/19
  • "Apple to use thin-film touch technology in 7in iPad mini: Reports suggest that the smaller iPad will launch before the end of 2012" Macworld UK 5/19
  • "Loss of Apple chip contract sees Samsung value decline: Apple has also won an appeal that sees it move a step closer to potentially banning the Samsung Galaxy Tab" Macworld UK 5/18
  • "Apple creating better-sounding speakerphone for iOS devices" CNET News 5/18
  • "Apple Might Use Samsung SSD 830 in its Future MacBook Pro" HardMac 5/18
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "There are no new item in The US Apple Store, 15 were restocked , 110 were unchanged, and two were Sold Out." While Supplies Last 7:13 AM
  • "Fotoffiti For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 5/19
  • "Icon++ For iPhone Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 5/19
  • "Siegecraft For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $2.99)" Apple Sliced 5/19
  • "Best Selling Digital Cameras -Prices Range From $65 To $2,200 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 5/19
  • "iPad Accessories Buyer's Guide -Best Selling Apple iPad Accessories -From $2 To $350" MacReviewZone 5/19
  • "There are no new item in The US Apple Store, 11 were restocked , 106 were unchanged, and 12 were Sold Out." While Supplies Last 5/19
  • "Blosics For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 5/18
  • "Jaws Revenge For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 5/18
  • "Ticket to Ride Pocket For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 5/18
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/18
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/18
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 5/18
  • "iPad 3 Buyer's Guide -Best iPad Prices Reviews & Information" MacReviewZone 5/18
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 16 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 5/18
  • "Get Photoshop or Premiere Elements for $47; bundled, $70" FairerPlatform 5/18
  • "Mac Compatible Printers... Prices Range From $30 To $450 -Best Selling -Prices, Deals, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 5/18

  • "The Perfect Stand For Your iPad: iRest [Last Chance!] Cult of Mac 2:56 PM
  • "AIRbudz: A safer way to listen to your tunes" TUAW 2:17 PM
  • "Review: Tenqa REMXD $39 over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones – Cans this good should cost more" 9 to 5 Mac 7:04 AM
  • "Neolution Bluetooth Keyboard Case from Siam: for iPad, iPhone and Other Devices" eXtensions 5/19
  • "HD Overdrive: Corsair's Accelerator SSD Cache" HotHardware 5/18
  • "Review: iRig MIX is the perfect iOS mixer" ZDNet 5/18
  • "iPhonography Accessories: Which Gadgets Are Best?" Wired 5/18
  • "Thunderbolt to Expresscard: Sonnet Technology Echo Pro Adapter" Bare Feats 5/18
  • "Mercury Accelsior SSD an impressive PCIe card upgrade for Mac Pro" Macworld 5/18
  • "The Jot Flip stylus/pen combo gets the pen right" Macworld 5/18
  • "Headcase Bottle Opener Phone Case for iPhone 4/iPhone 4S" CNET Reviews 5/18
  • "Surf's Up With WaveCradle For The IPhone" MacNews 5/18
  • "Hex Code Folio for iPad 2 + iPad (3rd-Gen)" iLounge 5/18
  • "Waterfield's Indy Satchel Is The Only iPad Bag Indiana Jones Would Ever Carry [Review] Cult of Mac 5/18
  • "GreenSmart's Kea Laptop Daypack is comfortable to wear, but lacks style" Macworld 5/18
  • "Booq Cobra courier M review: Premium MacBook compatible bag combines good looks with solid build and usability" Macworld UK 5/18
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Dark Sky For iOS Beats The Weatherman For Updates, Probably The Most Accurate Weather App Out There" Redmond Pie 5/19
  • "ProCamera Brings A Feature-Rich, Professional Snapping Experience To The iPhone" Redmond Pie 5/19
  • "Hands on with Glassboard 2.0 for iOS: simple, private group sharing/Introducing sharing and collaboration for the boardroom, or some friends." Ars Technica 5/19
  • "This Week's Must-Have iOS Games: Sonic 4: Ep II, Bejeweled HD, Jumping Knights & More [Roundup] Cult of Mac 5/19
  • "Cuboid for iPhone review" iMore 5/19
  • "ProCamera Makes A Decent Camera For Pros [Review] Cult of Mac 5/18
  • "Instacast vs. Downcast vs. Pocket Casts: iPhone podcast app showdown!" iMore 5/18
  • "Blue skies for The Weather Channel's overhauled iOS app" CNET Reviews 5/18
  • "Viddy Review: Viddy brings flexibility, celebrity, and a large network of users to video creation and sharing" Macworld 5/18
  • "ScreenDIY for iPhone review" iMore 5/18
  • "Bug Assault – An Electrifying & Challenging Invasion" Apple'n'Apps 5/18
  • "Your Child Becomes The Star In It's Me! Peter Pan" App Advice 5/18
  • "iPhone App Video Review: My Little Hero" Appolicious 5/18
  • "'Extinction Squad' Review - More Fun Than You Can Shake a Shark At" Touch Arcade 5/18
  • "'Wings of Valor' Review - Greatish Littler War Game" Touch Arcade 5/18
  • "'The Sandbox' Review - Paint With Physics" Touch Arcade 5/18
  • "Cubis Creatures Review" Mac|Life 5/18
  • "Mega Tic-Tac-Toe Review: It's like tic-tac-toe, but more of it." 148Apps 5/18
  • "Gene Effect Review: Exploration game with stonking visuals." 148Apps 5/18
  • "Non Flying Soldiers Review: Non Flying Soldiers is a puzzle game where players must try to keep birds from falling to their doom." 148Apps 5/18
  • "TockDown Review: TockDown is a timer app for the iPad." 148Apps 5/18
  • "Rage Comic Generator Review: A fun way to create your own RageGuy memes." 148Apps 5/18
  • "Circus Atari Review: A modern day re-interpretation of a classic arcade game." 148Apps 5/18
  • "Grabbit Review: Grabbit is a fast-paced arcade game that tests users' reflexes." 148Apps 5/18
  • "Robbery Bob Review: Join Bob on a stealth crime spree." 148Apps 5/18
  • "How To stop Twitter from tracking you across the Web" iMore 12:46 PM
  • "Where to Find Saved PDF Files on an iPad" Macinstruct 5/19
  • "Ditch iTunes: Manage Multimedia on the iPhone Your Way/Here are five iTunes alternatives for converting and managing music and Videos on iOS devices." PCWorld 5/19
  • "13 tips to keep your Mac secure" USA Today 10:44 AM
  • "Swipe Safari brings OS X Lion inspired functionality to Mobile Safari" iDownload Blog 5/18
  • "I'm New to Jailbreaking; Can You Help Me Wrap My Head Around Cydia?" Lifehacker 5/18
  • "Find Your App, and Keep It Found" TidBITS 5/18
  • "How to Play Diablo III on Your iPad" Techland 5/18
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It Will Soon be Friday" eXtensions 9:34 PM
  • "You're the Pundit: Are we going to see form factor changes?" TUAW 7:37 PM
  • "Jobs or Zuckerberg: Who'd Make the Better Boss?" Entrepreneur 7:39 AM
  • "How iOS Apps Will Benefit From A 4-inch Screen On The Next iPhone [IMAGES] Redmond Pie 5/19
  • "Why Ernest Hemingway Would Have Loved the iPad" Cult of Mac 5/19
  • "MacOS KenDensed: MacOS KenDensed: Killing Off Unlimited Data & Big iPhone Rumors" The Mac Observer 5/19
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Cause and effect" Macworld 5/19
  • "An iPad Retail Display; The Coolest Bar Ever?" AppleBitch 5/19
  • "An interview with Kenney Ho of The Chosun Daily of Korea" asymco 5/19
  • "John Gruber jumps ship" Fortune 5/19
  • "Ashton Kutcher's Steve 'jOBS' Movie Will Have Scenes In The Original Apple Garage" Cult of Mac 5/19
  • "The Back Page: Apple Could Use 7' iPad Pricing to Punish Competitors" The Mac Observer 5/18
  • "So, Greenpeace forced Apple to go green, right?" Tapscape 5/18
  • "What it takes to make a 'green' Apple: Nearly all of Apple's operations will run on renewable power by 2013." Ars Technica 5/18
  • "Verizon Is Married To Android Not The iPhone" Seeking Alpha 5/18
  • "iPhone meets its match" BetaNews 5/18
  • "I Want My Retina-Display MacBook Pro: Having brought seamless high resolution to phones and tablets, will Apple do the same for laptops?" PC Magazine 5/18
  • "Why a Retina Display on a MacBook could be a bad idea: The most-rumored new MacBook update sounds like it might be more trouble than it's worth." CNET Reviews 5/18
  • "These Mac Pro Updates Are Not What We Were Expecting" Gizmodo 5/18
  • "The Macalope Daily: Feeding a belief system" Macworld [Insider Content] 5/18
  • "Apple Scores an Android Hit: HTC One X, EVO 4G LTE Held Up at Customs" The Daily Beast 5/18
  • "Why Apple Specialists Remain So Important" MacNews 5/18
  • "Particle Debris: Yes, But Will Anyone Actually BUY an Apple HDTV?" The Mac Observer 5/18
  • "Every iPad mini rumor there's ever been -- all in one place" CNET News 5/18
  • "Steve Jobs reportedly 'worked closely' on larger-screened iPhone" Ars Technica 5/18
  • "Apple iPhone 5 to feature all new Steve Jobs created design?" T3 5/18
  • "The New iPhone 5 Rumor Roundup" Forbes 5/18
  • "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly About PC Ultrabooks And The Mac" PixoBebo 5/18
  • "California's Financial and Cultural Deficits" Monday Note 6:13 PM
  • "Why Facebook isn't embarrassed by its IPO" I, Cringely 7:30 AM
  • "Universal Music: Classical Downloads Done Wrong" Kirkville 5/19
  • "Getting in on the secret of Pixar's 'hidden' speakeasy: A Pixar animator opened a small access door in his office, got on his hands and knees and crawled through the opening, and discovered a 'secret' room. The rest, as they say, is history" CNET News 5/19
  • "Facebook doesn't want world domination: it needs it" GigaOM 5/19
  • "Cloud meets hardware: The inevitable merger" ZDNet 5/18
  • "The Web is the Cloud's API" Wired 5/18
  • "Diablo III and Always-On DRM: Bad for Us and Here to Stay?" Techland 5/18
  • "TED: Even more elitist than we thought" Salon 5/18
  • "Verizon Unlimited Data Plans: FAQ" PCWorld 5/18
  • "Dear Mozilla: Don't give up on Windows RT/Microsoft hasn't yet told us what it's going to do about allowing browsers fair access on Windows RT. Mozilla, you're carrying the ball for all of us. Go, go, go." InfoWorld 5/18
  • "What's next after GPL and Apache?" InfoWorld 5/18
  • "HP, Yahoo: Two IT Giants on the Ropes But Hardly Knocked Out" eWeek 5/18
  • "Broadband Boom: Changing Entertainment, Changing Behaviors" E-Commerce Times 5/18
  • "Should angry Verizon subscribers ditch Big Red?" CNET News 5/18
  • "Should Facebook, Zynga consummate symbiotic relationship?" CNET News 5/18
  • "Are Facebook Credits the key to the social network's future?" GigaOM [Free Registration Required] 5/18
  • "Facebook Says Haters Gonna Hate, Likers Gonna Like" TechCrunch 5/18
  • "Oh Yes, There Is A Song Dedicated To The Facebook IPO" Forbes 5/18
  • "What Twitter's privacy move means for you: Social-media site embraces 'Do Not Track' feature" MarketWatch 5/18
  • "Android offers lots of options and annoyances" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 5/18
  • "Are Android Tablets Dead?" Forbes 5/18
  • "3 Columns Skeptical of Facebook's Longer Term Value" Tech.pinions 5/18
  • "When Thomas Edison forced the cats to box" Boing Boing 5/19
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Earthlapse is a window on the Earth from space | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog" TUAW 2:57 PM
  • "Full iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak To Be Released Within Days" AppleBitch 6:34 PM
  • "iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Nearly Ready For Release, 'It's A Matter Of Days' Now, Says Pod2g" Redmond Pie 11:42 AM
  • "Maps 1.8.9 for iPad – View maps at High Magnification" MacMegasite 7:40 AM
  • "App scans faces of bar-goers to guess age, gender" Inc. 5/19
  • "Insert Coin: CordLite illuminated iPhone cable (Video)" Engadget 5/19
  • "MotoGP Live Experience Full: Update (1.4) Includes Live Audio Commentary" eXtensions 5/18
  • "Enhance Your iPad's Speakers With The SoundJaw Unlimited" App Advice 5/18
  • "The iPad Typewriter" Wired 5/18
  • "Apple's Annual iTunes Festival in London Moves to September" MacRumors 5/18
  • "Infinity Blade: Dungeons gameplay finally revealed, two months after teaser at Apple's iPad launch" The Next Web 5/18
  • "2-in-1 iPad OTG and USB SD / Micro SD Card Readers" USBfever 5/18
  • " Serves Up Dinner with 'The Woz' for One Lucky Winner: Mac Memory Upgrade Provider to Send One Lucky Winner to Silicon Valley to Meet Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak" Business Wire 5/18
  • "Revolutionary Receipt Catcher App from DNA Apps Redefines the Way Business and Personal Expenses Are Tracked" PRWeb 5/18
  • "Media SOS Makes it Easy to Copy Content from iOS and Android Devices" PRWeb 5/18
  • "GameSalad Creator Now Entering Private Beta on Windows" 148Apps 5/18
  • "Word Pig iOS Game App Released for iPhone and iPad" prMac 5/18
  • "Always Know the Speed Limit with Speedr+" prMac 5/18
  • "runWithMe 1.0 - Social Workout for iOS: Run Against Anyone, Anywhere" prMac 5/18
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  • "Fotor CameraBag for iPhone: Professional Quality Camera + Photo Editing" prMac 5/18
  • "Rainbow Train for iOS Teaches Kids All About Colors" prMac 5/18
  • "Weight Trackig App Gets Closer to What Users Need" prMac 5/18
  • "Toss the Bird! Free - Saving birds for free" prMac 5/18
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Gets Ban On Import Of Motorola Phones; Likely To Become A Licensee" Mobile Bloom News 7:58 AM
  • "Windows Phone Outselling iPhone In China [Video] The Inquisitr 7:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Launches So.Cl Network Amid Facebook Hubbub" Yahoo! News 2:21 PM
  • "Looking at layoff activity amid possible Hewlett-Packard cuts" Reynolds Center 7:53 AM
  • "Long road still ahead for Hewlett-Packard recovery" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 9:29 PM
  • "HP launches two Blu-ray equipped laptops with Intel's new Ivy Bridge processors" Laptop Computer Planet 7:55 AM
  • "Windows 8 Release Preview (Build 8400) Has Reportedly Been Compiled And Is Now Ready For Distribution" Redmond Pie 7:37 PM
  • "US firms rush to adopt BYOD: A Cisco study shows the vast majority of US firms are now adopting 'bring your own device' (BYOD) schemes." Computerworld New Zealand 7:14 AM
  • "AMD's Rory Read Says; 'There's enough processing power on every laptop on the planet today' So You Do Not Need More" Decrypted Tech 9:27 PM
  • "AMD's Trinity Processor vs. Intel's Ivy Bridge: AMD's next-generation A-Series processors, code-named Trinity, are the chip manufacturer's answer to Intel's new Ivy Bridge processors now appearing in the new Ultrabook laptops." PCWorld 9:28 PM
  • "NVidia: The Long-Term Situation Is Grim" Seeking Alpha 7:52 AM
  • "Diversifying Dell takes aim at mobile market" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 9:29 PM
  • "Dell's Dim Dilemma: The Stock Story Of The Coming Week" Seeking Alpha 7:53 AM
  • "Why Ultrabook laptops aren't just clones of MacBook Air: Sleek silver Ultrabooks arriving from major PC manufacturers aren't just Apple Macbook Air clones." Techworld 12:15 PM
  • "Researchers develop silicon ReRAM chip, send warning shot to Flash memory" Engadget 7:40 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "An Options Trade For Apple: But Is It An Ugly Duckling Or A Black Swan?" Seeking Alpha 7:44 AM
  • "An Apple iTV Would Add Little to Its Stock Value" TheStreet 5/18
  • "Enough on Facebook! Buy Google or Apple" CNNMoney 5/18
  • "Andy Zaky: Apple has hit bottom and is about to bounce/A cult figure among day traders issues a rare 'buy' recommendation" Fortune 5/18
  • "Apple: One Indicator Is Flashing A Clear Buy Signal" Seeking Alpha 5/18
  • "AAPL: iPhone Subsidy Cuts Tricky, Says BMO" Barron's 5/18
  • "Buy Apple, Sprint; Short Amazon: Opinion" TheStreet 5/18
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: With Facebook IPO sputtering, tech stocks stumble/Yahoo, Salesforce gains fail to offset sinking Nasdaq by market close" MarketWatch 5/18
  • "Dow, S&P drop for 3rd straight week: U.S. stocks chalked up another weekly loss, with Facebook Inc.'s debut on Wall Street Friday failing to live up to the hype and on concerns about prospects for global growth." MarketWatch 5/18
  • "U.S. Stocks Drop A Sixth Day As Facebook IPO Disappoints" Bloomberg 5/18
  • "Stocks Book Worst Week of 2012 Amid Tepid Facebook Debut" TheStreet 5/18
  • "Stocks: Worst week of the year" CNNMoney 5/18
  • "Dow Sinks for 12th Time in 13 Sessions: Blue chips extended a streak of declines the likes of which hasn't been seen in almost 40 years, amid concerns about the euro zone and Facebook's lackluster debut." [Paid Membership Required] 5/18
  • "Canadian stock index gain as gold shares lead" MarketWatch 5/18
  • "Asian Stocks Slump; Korea Eliminates 2012 Gains" [Paid Membership Required] 5/18
  • "Asian Stocks Erasing 2012 Gains as U.S. Data, Europe Sow 'Panic'" Bloomberg 5/18
  • "Asia Markets: Asia stocks sink, erasing billions in market value/Nikkei falls for 7 straight weeks; Hang Seng down for 11 of 12 days" MarketWatch 5/18
  • "Worst Week for European Stocks In 8 Months" [Paid Membership Required] 5/18
  • "European markets drop in response to economic worries" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 5/18
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks lower on debt, China fears" MarketWatch 5/18
  • "Europe fears pressure world markets" CNNMoney 5/18
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 5/18
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 5/18
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 5/18

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