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

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  • "Apple WWDC 2012 keynote Video available in HD on YouTube, iTunes" AppleInsider 5:24 AM
  • "WWDC 2012 by the numbers" iMore 9:42 AM
  • "Here's What Apple Didn't Tell Developers At WWDC This Week" Business Insider 9:57 AM
  • "Is this from the LSD period? Ashton Kutcher resembles Where's Wally in trippy red and white jumper for Steve Jobs biopic" Daily Mail (UK) 5:32 AM
  • "Apple's Fortunes Lie Behind the Great Wall: Part I"  The Motley Fool 6/15
  • "Tim Cook's pitch: apps can change the world" The Next Web 6/15
  • "Apple's iPad to gain marketshare, Android to slip, IDC" Macworld UK 6/15
  • "IDC says Apple's Ipad to regain market share from Android in 2012" The Inquirer 6/15
  • "iPad Sees Small Drop, Nook Tops Kindle Fire In New Tablet Traffic Rankings" TechCrunch 6/15
  • "iPad Owns 91% of Tablet Web Traffic; Nook Passes Kindle Fire" The Mac Observer 6/15
  • "Apple and Samsung Garner 50% of Global Smartphone Market and 90% of Its Profits"  ABIresearch 6/15
  • "Apple's War Against Google: Time For New Tactics/Apple should spend more energy innovating and enabling its developers to innovate and less energy on policing. That's how it will stay ahead of Google." InformationWeek 6/15
  • "How Apple Store Seduces You With the Tilt of Its Laptops"  Forbes 6/15
  • "iPhone May Drive Telecoms Paranoia In 2012" TheStreet 6/15
  • "When Apple Drives, Who Calls 'Shotgun'?" TheStreet 6/15
  • "Samsung vs Apple UK trial date set for next week"  Electricpig 6/15
  • "Apple regains high ground in Google-Motorola patent battle"  V3 6/15
  • "Judge revives Apple, Motorola patent suit: The judge had earlier said he had made a tentative decision to dismiss the case"  IDG News Service 6/15
  • "Apple Gets New Hearing Date" Zacks 6/15
  • "Judge rules Apple must face location tracking lawsuit: A federal judge in California has ruled that Apple must defend itself against a lawsuit filed after its devices were found to track users' activities."  BBC 6/15
  • "Kodak and Apple clash in NY bankruptcy court" Electronista 6/15
  • "Apple Canada sued for demise of three-year-old Time Capsule" Electronista 6/15
  • "Siri Sued: Apple Accused of False Advertising" ABCNews 6/15
  • "Improved iWork file sharing coming in Mountain Lion" Macworld 5:23 AM
  • "Apple's iOS 6 works with national alerts program: The recently unveiled mobile operating system will be able to receive government alerts during an emergency." CNET News 1:26 PM
  • "Apple iOS 6 Rumored to Include Podcasts App" PCWorld 9:43 AM
  • "Apple Gives Podcasts a Gentle Push Out of iTunes" AllThingsD 6/15
  • "Apple to give podcasts their own app in iOS 6, report says" CNET News 6/15
  • "Dropbox killing public folders, makes sharing both more and less convenient" The Verge 6/15
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/We answer questions about subjects such as whether or not a MacBook's graphics processor can be upgraded." CNET Reviews 6/15
  • "How to upgrade an OS X Lion system's hard drive: If you need to upgrade your Mac's hard drive, you may need to consider options for maintaining the Lion recovery HD partition." MacFixIt 6/15
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Smart playlists" Macworld 6/15
  • "Users finally triumph as Skype 5.8 for Mac goes on the Ultra Slimfast diet" VentureBeat 6/15
  • "Moving Rules to a Different Mac" Macinstruct 6/15
  • "Yet Another Way to Turn Off Internal LCD Display of MacBook Pro With Lid Open" OS X Daily 6/15
  • "Word 2011: Grep search incompatible with Track Changes" Betalogue 6/15
  • "How To Zap Duplicate Files On Your Mac For Fun And Profit (not)" TeraTalks 6/15
  • "4 Reasons To Love Weather. All You Need Is RadarScope, Wx, And A Mac" PixoBebo 6/15
  • "Hate The Mac's Dock? Here's How To Customize It (a little, but not much) For Free" BohemianBoomer 6/15
  • "How To Add Control Alt Delete To Your Mac And Why You Want To Do That" McSolo 6/15
  • "How Many Ways Can You Grab And Mix Colors On Your Mac (here's yet another)?" Mac 360 6/15
  • "An Easy Way To Use Your Mac's Mouse To Be Creative While You Work" Mac 360 6/15
  • "How To Use A Free App To Get A Detailed Machine Profile Of Your Mac" NoodleMac 6/15
  • "Black fields in Grand Robert: Fix finally here" Betalogue 6/15
  • "Grand Robert: Disable splash screen" Betalogue 6/15
  • "The Flame Rage" Rixstep 7:14 AM
  • "With New Podcasting App In iOS 6, Is iTunes Undergoing A Transformation?" Apple Bitch 6:51 AM
  • "What Apple Should Do with Podcasts in iOS 6: Put Them in the Cloud" Kirkville 5:33 AM
  • "[Video] 3 Reasons Why Apple's Passbook Could Be Just Another Ping" ReadWriteWeb 6/15
  • "Mountain Lion in July for $20, Save As... Sort of Returns, Mac Pro Not Really Updated, and More" Low End Mac 6/15
  • "MacMost Now 722: Do You Need a Mac Cleaning Program?" MacMost 6/15
  • "No Apple Love For Mac Desktops? Time To License OS X (Again)?" MacNews 6/15
  • "If Bento Could Import the Contents of an iTunes Library..." Kirkville 6/15
Press Releases
  • "Dale Gillard releases Token 1.3.1 for iWork '09" MacMegasite 2:28 PM
  • "PPC-only Leopard Webkit supports H.264, Grooveshark Mobile" FairerPlatform 1:27 PM
  • "Fake Cydia App Gets Into Apple App Store" IJSMblog 7:52 AM
  • "Splice now available for Mac on Steam" AppleTell 6/15
  • "iBank 4.5 Delivers More Powerful, Secure Money Management" prMac 6/15
  • "Type2Phone 1.5 - Polish Keyboard Layout - Enhanced AppleScript Support" prMac 6/15
  • "Stereo3D Toolbox 4.0 for Final Cut Pro, Motion and After Effects" prMac 6/15
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Australian Olympian's Mac fixed, secret sex pics leaked" FairerPlatform 8:09 PM
  • "Cupertino officials release new details of Apple's ring-shaped campus" Silicon Valley 6/15
  • "IBM Overcomes Apple Secrecy to Stream US Open" Wired Magazine 6/15
  • "Update on Android growth" asymco 6/15
  • "Apple's iOS 6 works with national alerting program: Apple's recently unveiled mobile operating system will get government alerts during an emergency." CNET News 6/15
  • "Time Catches Up With Apple's Newsstand" MacNewsWorld 6/15
  • "Apple's iAd Diaspora: Former Senior Mgr Mike Owen Now CRO At AdColony" TechCrunch 6/15
  • "Learning From iAd: Ex-Apple Exec Follows Video Growth To AdColony Gig" MobileMarketingDaily 6/15
  • "Siri 'could allow' phishing scams and security breaches: F-Secure says Siri is unsuitable for business use as it is to big a security risk" Macworld UK 6/15
  • "iPhone denies existence of Gibraltar, other bits of British empire" The Register 6/15
  • "Yelp Joins Bing Search Engine And Apple Maps - Ignore At Your Own Risk" Forbes 6/15
  • "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak with an Apple II GS - In pictures: A history of Apple computers" Telegraph 6/15
  • "Steve Jobs memo and Apple I motherboard sold for $400,000 at auction" The Verge 6/15
  • "Steve Jobs' Atari memo sells for $27,500" CNET News 6/15
  • "Apple 1 computer and Steve Jobs Atari memo sold at auction: A rare functioning Apple 1 computer - the company's first product - has been sold at an auction for $374,500 (£240,929)." BBC 6/15
  • "Original Apple 1 computer motherboard sells for $374,500 at Sotheby's" CBS News 6/15
  • "Rare Apple 1 computer to be auctioned for $180k" Telegraph 6/15
  • "Apple Requiring Censorship Of Personals Section In All Craigslist Apps" App Advice 6/15
  • "What Steve Jobs told Barack Obama's campaign manager" Fortune 6/15
  • "Steve Jobs helped hatch Obama's mobile campaign for reelection" AppleInsider 6/15
  • "Jobs not shy with advice for Obama campaign" Tapscape 6/15
  • "Apple's Siri Has Lost A Few Brain Cells: Woz" Forbes 6/15
  • "Siri fell short as soon as Apple bought it, says Wozniak" Crave @ CNET 6/15
  • "Sick Of Marimba? This Remix Is So Good It Could Be Used In An Apple Commercial" Cult of Mac 6/15
Non-Apple News
  • "API glitch may explain fast-draining phone batteries" TG Daily 6/15
  • "Canonical announces Ubuntu Apps Showdown for Linux developers: Developers will have from 18 June until 9 July 2012 to create an app using Canonical's Quickly development tool" Network World 6/15
  • "Dropbox Will Soon Be Done With Public Folders, But Existing Users Get To Keep Them" TechCrunch 6/15
  • "InfoSpace's search business benefits from smartphone boom: InfoSpace changes name to Blucora, adds online tax-prep business." Seattle Times 6/15
  • "Verizon's new Share Everything plan has some customers worried, others excited" St. Paul Pioneer Press [Free Registration Required] 6/15
  • "Google Play with over 500,000 apps rolls out on the Kobo Vox" ZDNet 6/15
  • "PopCap, Wooga Drop Games From Google+" PC Magazine 6/15
  • "Sage names Brydon as non-exec chairman" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/15
  • "Amazon To Cut $50 Off The Fire, Release A 10.1-inch Model And New $199 7-inch, Says Report" TechCrunch 6/15
  • "Amazon reportedly may drop 7-inch Kindle Fire price to welcome new models" DigiTimes 6/15
  • "Vizio officially launches first desktops, laptops, starting at $899.99" ZDNet 6/15
  • "Vizio shows off new laptops, desktops" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 6/15
  • "Facebook boosts security efforts, ask users to confirm cell numbers" CBS News 6/15
  • "RIM shares drop after minor board shuffle" Reuters 6/15
  • "Gadget screen as speaker, too? Motorola wants to make it so: The company is trying to secure a patent that would basically allow a mobile device's screen to double as a speaker or 'acoustic apparatus.'" CNET News 6/15
  • "This Russian mogul wants to be the Elon Musk of robots" GigaOM 6/15
  • "Parts of Amazon Web Services suffer an outage" GigaOM 6/15
  • "Wireless contracts decline: Prepaid services rise" BGR 6/15
  • "FCC planning to review cell phone radiation emissions for the first time since 1996" The Verge 6/15
  • "Another iPad killer? Microsoft set to launch tablet next week, report says" Digital Trends 6/15
  • "Microsoft Is Doing Its Own Tablet. How Do You Like Them Apples?" AllThingsD 6/15
  • "The TouchArcade Show - 56 - WWDC Exhausted Edition" Touch Arcade 6/15
  • "WWDC: FadingRed Finds Opportunity in Bad Backup Habits" The Mac Observer 6/15
  • "Gene Steinberg meets Kirk McElhearn, the 'iTunes Guy,' Avram Piltch of Laptop magazine, and John Martellaro of The Mac Observer this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 6/15
  • "Iterate 23: WWDC 2012 round table" iMore 6/15
  • "CNET UK Podcast 292: iOS 6 vs Android ICS" Crave @ CNET 6/15
  • "MacBook Pro with Retina Display: Over priced and hard to find – Part 1" News Pakistan 7:52 AM
  • "Insider says 13 inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina arriving in October" ITProPortal 7:13 AM
  • "Why Apple ditched transit directions in iOS 6 Maps" The Next Web 6/15
  • "13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display predicted for early October" The Verge 6/15
  • "Rumor: 13 Inch Retina Display MacBook Pro For October Launch" AppleBitch 6/15
  • "Overpriced Retina MacBook Pros selling on eBay after Apple sells out: Apple's new MacBook Pro available on eBay for an extra £1,100 on top of Apple's asking price" Macworld UK 6/15
  • "Apple charges 54% more to replace Retina MacBook Pro's battery: Nonupgradeable battery, other 'Air-izing' traits of new notebook prompts repair expert to say, 'We have to draw a line in the sand'" Computerworld 6/15
  • "Bigger MacBook Pro battery equals higher replacement cost" CNET News 6/15
  • "Chip vendors gearing up for next-generation iPhone" DigiTimes 6/15
  • "Qualcomm, Broadcom and other suppliers reportedly readying chips for iPhone 5" iDownload Blog 6/15
  • "How iOS 6's Cool New Adaptive Status Bar Works" Cult of Mac 6/15
  • "MacBook upgrade and new software unveiled" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/15
  • "Apple Intros MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Updated MacBook Air and Pro Models, and More" Low End Mac 6/15
  • "Apple iOS 6 Maps Ported Over To An iPhone 4, 3D Flyover Mode Intact" TechCrunch 6/15
  • "Developer gets iOS 6 3D Maps to run on iPhone 4" CNET News 6/15
  • "Apple Files Patent in Korea for Radial Style Menus" Patently Apple 6/15
  • "Apple patent details replaceable back panels for adding lenses and advanced camera features" 9 to 5 Mac 6/15
  • "Apple Does 'Gay-Friendly' in the Most Adorable Way Possible" Minyanville 6/15
  • "iOS 6 Coming This Fall to iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, and Newer; iPad 2 Is New iPad's Main Competitor; and More" Low End Mac 6/15
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Mr Goo For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:00 AM
  • "Tower of Fortune For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 9:00 AM
  • "Ballistic SE For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $1.99)" Apple Sliced 9:00 AM
  • "Speed Racer: The Beginning For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $0.99)" Apple Sliced 6/15
  • "Atlantis Quest HD (Premium) For iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $4.99)" Apple Sliced 6/15
  • "Blowup!! Casual For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 6/15
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/15
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 6/15

  • "Vizio Ultrabook PC Vs MacBook Air: Which Would Be Your Pick?" iTechPost 7:00 AM
  • "New Retina Display MacBook Pro gets teardown treatment" Think Digit 7:00 AM
  • "Lab Tests: Apple boosts performance in new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros" Macworld 5:30 AM
  • "X-Doria Dash Folio Leather, Sleeve Stand: review and giveaway" TUAW 8:41 AM
  • "Macbook Pro with Retina Display review: Apple ports Retina Display technology from iOS to the Mac, and the results are nothing short of spectacular" IGN 6/15
  • "MacBook Pro with Retina Display redefines the concept of a 'pro' laptop: Groundbreaking release combines stunning performance and portability" Macworld 6/15
  • "Apple 15in MacBook Pro with Retina Display: It's expensive, but the outstanding Retina display, slimline design and pro performance are worth every penny." Register Hardware 6/15
  • "Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Thunderbolt)" PC Magazine 6/15
  • "3D Extreme: 'Retina' MacBook Pro versus two other MacBook Pros" Bare Feats 6/15
  • "First look: Apple's next-gen MacBook Pro with 15" Retina display" AppleInsider 6/15
  • "Apple iPad Smart Case review (dark gray)" CNET Reviews 6/15
  • "Accuracy, Speed, and Comfort on iPad With Wacom Bamboo StylusWired 6/15
  • "Nike FuelBand keeps exercise motivation close at hand" Dallas Morning News [Paid Membership Required] 6/15
  • "StarTech Thunderbolt cable review" AppleTell 6/15
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands-on with Amplitube Slash" iPodNN 6:56 AM
  • "Review: Mutant Storm – The Hit Arcade Shooter, Re-imagined for iPad" MacTrast 5:36 AM
  • "Maplets — maps for all national parks, subways, ski resorts and more! Review: Extensive library of maps can help adventurous travelers" Macworld 6/15
  • "SoundShare for iPhone review" iMore 6/15
  • "Pixlr-o-matic review: Autodesk adds flair to creative, photo sharing app" Macworld UK 6/15
  • "Substantial Reeder update brings new UI, gestures" Macworld 6/15
  • "The Hunger Games: Girl On Fire for iOS review" Macworld UK 6/15
  • "Review: AquaVille The Friends – Build Your Own Underwater Village!" MacTrast 6/15
  • "'Project 83113" Review - The Belle of the Battlefield" Touch Arcade 6/15
  • "'Heroes Call' Review – A Fairly Freemium Hack N' Slash" Touch Arcade 6/15
  • "Tip Tap Block'em Review: Tip Tap Block'em is an action-pcked Zombie assault that will leave you as tired as the hero." 148Apps 6/15
  • "Tiny Ray Review: Want dessert before dinner? Come on, you do!" 148Apps 6/15
  • "Airline Tycoon Deluxe Review: This iOS port of a PC classic could've used a lot more time in the shop. I mean a LOT more." 148Apps 6/15
  • "The Heroes of the Three Kingdoms Review: A number of variables keep this action romp from being very enjoyable." 148Apps 6/15
  • "Gnomes Review: It stumbles a little in the beginning, but this water puzzler can be surprisingly fun." 148Apps 6/15
  • "Life Quest HD Review: A life sim that should keep younger, less cynical gamers happy." 148Apps 6/15
  • "No Red T-Shirts Review: No Red T-Shirts is a casual game that is about fining citizens for ridiculous laws that aren't obeyed." 148Apps 6/15
  • "Scuttle Review: Laser-guided egg-launching dinosaur pool. You know, another one of those games." 148Apps 6/15
  • "How To Get The Best iOS 6 Features On iOS 5 Right Now" Redmond Pie 1:26 PM
  • "Keep Your PC Cool by Replacing Its Thermal Compound" Low End Mac 6/15
  • "How To Read Kindle Books In iBooks, And Keep Your Library In The Cloud [How-To] Cult of Mac 6/15
  • "How To Jailbreak An iOS 6 Beta 1-Powered iDevice Using RedSn0w 0.9.13dev1" App Advice 6/15
  • "Share Your Photos With iPhoto For iPad The Right Way [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 6/15
  • "Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me watch and work at the same time" TUAW 6/15
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Reactionaries" Macworld 2:28 PM
  • "Everyone, especially priggish lawyers, should backup their backups" Tapscape 2:26 PM
  • "The Minor Mac Pro Upgrade Explained" Inside Apple 9:53 AM
  • "MacBookius Superior: Apple's New Super-Powered Mutant" TechNewsWorld 9:31 AM
  • "Why Apple Stores Tilt the MacBook Pro Exactly 70 Degrees" Gizmodo UK 9:25 AM
  • "Scouting Report: Retina display MacBook Pro" TechHive 6/15
  • "iOS 6: What Apple Didn't Update & What Features Didn't Come" Apple'n'Apps 6/15
  • "Apple Loop: The Week In Review" Forbes 6/15
  • "Dude, why must you put that MacBook Pro laptop on your lap?" ZDNet 6/15
  • "LeVar Burton's secret announcement from WWDC" VentureBeat 6/15
  • "The More I Use Apple's New Maps App, The More I Think It's Going To Stink" Business Insider 6/15
  • "Simply Say 'Siri': How Automakers Can Integrate Apple's 'Eyes Free'" Wired 6/15
  • "Is it time for enterprise PC outfits to carry Apple Macs?" Channel Register 6/15
  • "Ford Did Not Say 'No' to Siri" Benzinga 6/15
  • "Apple must be tried for the bug in every fanboi's pocket" The Register 6/15
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending June 15: Ruggedized iPhone, awesome fakes, crime sprees, e-wallet" Network World 6/15
  • "Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan says iTunes, Facebook 'killing rock'" TUAW 6/15
  • "iOS 6 Won't Let Apps Steal Your Contact Data Anymore" Gizmodo 6/15
  • "The DeanBeat: Apple and Samsung give console makers a reprieve" VentureBeat 6/15
  • "Apple's Admission Of Weakness" redOrbit 6/15
  • "Why Upgrade Pricing Isn't Coming To The App Store"  MacStories 6/15
  • "The Macalope Daily: The universe where Tim Cook has a goatee" Macworld [Insider Content] 6/15
  • "If Steve Jobs Had Run The IRS" Forbes 6/15
  • "Why I'm Fine With Apple's 'Daylight Robbery'" Forbes 6/15
  • "Fragmentation fighters bring Apple's 3D maps, navigation to iPhone 4 [Video] BGR 6/15
  • "Retina Display detachment: It's not what Apple adds, it's what it cuts, stupid" Register Hardware 6/15
  • "Disappointment lurks beneath Retina MacBook Pro reality distortion field" AppleTell 6/15
  • "If Apple pulls the plug on the iPad, is it now a glaring security issue?" Electricpig 6/15
  • "And So The Apple-Proview iPad Trademark Dispute Continues" App Advice 6/15
  • "App Store Fraud Applications: Apple Shall Investigate Dereliction of Duty of Its Staffs" Bridge IP Law Commentary 6/15
  • "Surviving in a Post Mac Pro Era" Amsys 6/15
  • "Will iPhone 5 boast removeable lenses? No, but it might fix Apple Maps" Computerworld 6/15
  • "Doo Automatically Organizes Your Documents, Syncs Them to the Cloud and Across Multiple Computers" Lifehacker 2:27 PM
  • "Bravely going where Pixar animation tech has never gone: With 'Brave,' the hit-making studio broke new ground in the way it animated flowing hair, fur, clothing, and water. And it invented new software to make it all happen" CNET News 7:06 AM
  • "Ditch the draft Communications Bill now" V3 6/15
  • "The week in tech: 5 must-know things" USA Today 6/15
  • "Claim: There will be no PS5, Xbox 7202, or Wii U 2" TG Daily 6/15
  • "Better than 3D Maps from Apple and Google? Hover Aims for Ground-Level Detail with Practical Value" Techland 6/15
  • "There's a Map for That—Several, Actually: Beyond Apple and Google, a number of companies are hoping to find success with new mapping technology." Technology Review 6/15
  • "Vizio's Ultrabook PCs: Real MacBook Air Rivals, at Last?" PCWorld 6/15
  • "Hitwise: Google US Search Share Down 5% In The Last Year; Bing, Yahoo Gained" TechCrunch 6/15
  • "Gmail users use less energy than Yahoo mail users, study says" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/15
  • "8 reasons to gear up for HTML5 now" CIO 6/15
  • "Cloud providers aren't selling the real value of the cloud" InfoWorld 6/15
  • "A new way to end the patent madness" InfoWorld 6/15
  • "Updates are a touch too much" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/15
  • "IDC's 1% Tablet Forecast Increase Masks a Huge Decrease in Expectations for Google Android" Minyanville 6/15
  • "Hybrid drives already passe, as SSD sales skyrocket" Computerworld 6/15
  • "5 Ways To Survive Social Disses: Social networking tools have incited a customer awakening. Take these 5 steps when comments aren't going your way." InformationWeek 6/15
  • "With FBI snooping on social media, how to protect privacy" CNET News 6/15
  • "Could looming chip supply issues derail the mobile market?" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 6/15
  • "Father's Day gift guide: 8 great gadgets" CIO 6/15
  • "10 Gadgets Dad Needs for Father's Day" TheStreet 6/15
  • "When location apps overshare, predators follow the signal" CNNMoney 6/15
  • "Microsoft Has Always Been Awful At Making Consumer Hardware" Business Insider 6/15
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The American Red Cross Releases First-Aid App" Social Barrel 1:26 PM
  • "Braven releases 3 new series of its Six Bluetooth speakers" Gadgetell 7:53 AM
  • "Top Gear Reveal Official iPhone Game" World TV PC 7:12 AM
  • "Apple iOS 6 emoticons feature gay couples for the first time" ITProPortal 7:12 AM
  • "Tap Legend 1.1.1 for iOS: Fantasy Game with New Breakthrough Interface" MacMegasite 7:03 AM
  • "Phone Halo shows off the Cobra Tag and more at WWDC 2012" TUAW 6/15
  • "Tumblr To Launch iPhone App" Mashable 6/15
  • "Tumblr will be launching a brand new iOS app next week, says David Karp" The Next Web 6/15
  • "V-Moda's headphone amp is also an iPhone case" CNET News 6/15
  • "John Martellaro Discusses WWDC Keynote on Tech Night Owl" The Mac Observer 6/15
  • "Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad" ZDNet 6/15
  • "Lost Souls: Enchanted Paintings - A New, Spooky iPhone Game Available Now" App Advice 6/15
  • "Viral: iPhone 5 with transparent iClear Retina display and laser projection keyboard" iDownload Blog 6/15
  • "Insert Coin: Deeper Smart sonar Fishfinder for Android and iOS" Engadget 6/15
  • "Jailbreak Only: iDelete-MSG - Easily Delete All Messages On Your iPhone" App Advice 6/15
  • "Make an iPad Case With Your Instagram Photos" Mashable 6/15
  • "VideofyMe: A Free Way To Monetize Video Content" 148Apps 6/15
  • "Dark Knight Rises up on Android and iOS this summer" Electricpig 6/15
  • "Brave: Storybook Deluxe Retells Upcoming Disney Animated Film" App Advice 6/15
  • "Carat Tells Your Which Apps Suck Up Your Battery Power" Lifehacker 6/15
  • "Carat promises to increase your iPhone's battery life" iDownload Blog 6/15
  • "Biscotti and telyHD set-top video chat both get Father's Day upgrades" TUAW 6/15
  • "Dropbox for iOS Adds Automatic Photo & Video Uploads and Gives you 3GB of Extra Space" Best App Site 6/15
  • "Dropbox Just Added A Must-Have Feature If You Like To Take A Lot Of iPhone Photos" Business Insider 6/15
  • "Dropbox gives away 3GB to iOS snappers" Electricpig 6/15
  • "Case with Multi-functional Smart Cover for iPhone 4s / iPhone 4 (Red)" USBfever 6/15
  • "4Kidcal 1.0 for iOS - Helps Kids Learn How to Keep a Monthly Schedule" prMac 6/15
  • "Cupco Games Launch Debut iPhone Game: Splat Attack" prMac 6/15
  • "Metaversal Studios Release Updraft Jack 3.0 - Now Universal with iCloud" prMac 6/15
  • "mobivention offers number-puzzle fun with Sudoku Supreme" prMac 6/15
  • "Augmented Reality Business Card app available for download via iTunes" prMac 6/15
  • "Star Arcade launches Crazy Gardens - Latest Mobile Social Game" prMac 6/15
  • "Euro 2012 England app, hard core fans only, free when England play" prMac 6/15
  • "Snake HD (Retrobit) for iPad Now Available On Apple AppStore" prMac 6/15
  • "iDrumming 1.0-Pro Drums Set, Free for iOS: Customizable Electronic Drums" prMac 6/15
  • "eventsions 3.0 Free for iOS: Map-Based, U.S. and Canada Event Finder" prMac 6/15
  • "Stories About Me - iPad Storytelling App for Kids With Autism Released" prMac 6/15
  • "Sprightly Software Releases Attendance Taking App, Participants for iOS" prMac 6/15
  • "Pretty Booth 1.0 for iOS - Find Beauty Scores and Compare Rankings" prMac 6/15
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft users struggle with Windows redesign" Reuters 7:32 AM
  • "Xbox 720 document leak reveals $299 console with Kinect 2 for 2013, Kinect Glasses project" The Verge 5:40 AM
  • "Xbox 720, Kinect 2 And Kinect Glasses Revealed In Leaked Microsoft Slides, Slated For Release In 2013" Redmond Pie 2:28 PM
  • "Alleged Xbox 720 document leak resurfaces, stirs rumors of Kinect 2, native 3D, AR glasses" Engadget 8:10 PM
  • "Microsoft details Windows 8 Calendar app design, wants to 'show your life clearly'" Engadget 6:52 AM
  • "Microsoft set to unveil its own Windows tablet" Bloomberg 6:52 AM
  • "Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Picks New Path; Plans to Unveil Own Tablet" eStock Daily [Free Registration Required] 7:29 AM
  • "Is Microsoft about to take on the iPad?" Bloomberg 10:01 AM
  • "Will Microsoft beat Apple with its proposed tablet?" New York Times 6:55 AM
  • "At Last, Dell Plans a DiVidend" Barron's 7:26 AM
  • "Dell makes $2.15bn bid for Quest Software" ITProPortal 7:27 AM
  • "AMD HSA Foundation Live; Intel Has No Plans to Join" DeviceMAG 7:28 AM
  • "AMD showes Radeon HD 7990 at Fusion Developer Summit?" 7:21 AM
  • "AMD-ARM to build security platform with TrustZone" News 24 Online 7:22 AM
  • "AMD teams up with ARM over security solutions" IT Voir 7:25 AM
  • "AMD and NVidia receive Windows 8 certification" 7:23 AM
  • "Microsoft to Buy Yammer" [Paid Membership Required] 6/15
  • "Microsoft Buys Yammer For $1.2 Billion" Forbes 6/15
  • "Microsoft Said to Be in Talks to Acquire Yammer Social Network" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 6/15
  • "Microsoft and Yammer Face a Sliding Doors Moment" Forrester 6/15
  • "Yammer May Get Microsoft Into the Social CRM Club" CRM Buyer 6/15
  • "Can Microsoft Management Survive a Windows 8 Failure?" TheStreet 6/15
  • "Microsoft Expected to Introduce Tablet" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/15
  • "Microsoft's Big News? Reportedly To Make Own Tablet" Forbes 6/15
  • "Microsoft May Debut Home-Grown Tablet Monday: Microsoft has scheduled a 'major announcement' event Monday in Los Angeles. Industry watchers say it will reveal the first Windows 8 tablet made by Microsoft itself." InformationWeek 6/15
  • "Microsoft Preps Its Own Tablet" 6/15
  • "Can Microsoft Crack the Tablet Market?" PCWorld 6/15
  • "Microsoft to take on Apple with own Windows 8 tablet?" CNET News 6/15
  • "Windows 8 tablet can compete with iPad" [Video Report] CNN 6/15
  • "Microsoft's Ballmer Plays the Great Game" TheStreet 6/15
  • "Microsoft users struggle with Windows redesign" Reuters 6/15
  • "Microsoft Can Save Nokia, but Will It?" TheStreet 6/15
  • "What if Microsoft announces an Xbox tablet?" ZDNet 6/15
  • "Xbox SmartGlass Is Next-Generation Universal Remote" Wired 6/15
  • "Dell XPS 14, XPS 15 specs leaked (photos)" ZDNet 6/15
  • "Dell Delves into Dividends: Tech Trends" [Video Report] TheStreet 6/15
  • "Inside HP's latest global bit barn: New Sydney data centre will serve global customers" The Register 6/15
  • "Hewlett-Packard Worth $32, Bets On Australian Growth" Forbes 6/15
  • "IBM Overcomes Apple Secrecy to Stream US Open" Wired Magazine 6/15
  • "Intel trash-talks ARM on mobile" TG Daily 6/15
  • "Intel to hold ultrabook cost-reduction meeting with Taiwan supply chain makers in July" DigiTimes 6/15
  • "Cisco Teams Up With Instructure To Move The World's Largest IT Classroom To The Cloud" TechCrunch 6/15
  • "Mobile-Phone Radiation Safety to Be Reviewed in U.S. by FCC" Bloomberg [Free Registration Required] 6/15
  • "FCC to re-examine cell phone radiation standards: The Federal Communications Commission is taking a look at revising its 15-year-old safety limits for cell phones, in a routine review of its standards." CNET News 6/15
  • "HP, IBM Lead a Growing HPC Server Market: IDC" eWeek 6/15
  • "Nanomagnets could revolutionize data storage" TG Daily 6/15
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple Fuels Tesla's Retail Drive" TheStreet 6/15
Industry News
  • "Facebook's first weekly gain; Microsoft rises: Zynga jumps 11% other social media stocks also advance" MarketWatch 6/15
  • "U.S. stocks rally on central-bank hopes: First back-to-back weekly wins for Dow and S&P since April" MarketWatch 6/15
  • "Stocks Jump as Traders Watch Europe" FOXBusiness 6/15
  • "Stocks End Up 1% on Stimulus Hopes; FB Soars" CNBC 6/15
  • "Stocks Rise, Buoyed by Hopes for Stimulus" TheStreet 6/15
  • "Stocks pop on hope for Greece" CNNMoney 6/15
  • "Dow Posts Back-to-Back Triple-Digit Gains" [Paid Membership Required] 6/15
  • "Stocks: Central banks give markets a lift" CNNMoney 6/15
  • "Canadian stocks rise as RIM gains, Transat slides" MarketWatch 6/15
  • "Hang Seng Gains 4% on Week: Asian markets were mostly up Friday on expectations that central banks have plans to rescue the global economy." [Paid Membership Required] 6/15
  • "Asian Stocks Rise as Stimulus Optimism Alleviates Europe Concern" Bloomberg 6/15
  • "Asia Markets: Most Asia stocks pull higher ahead of Greek vote" MarketWatch 6/15
  • "European Bank Stocks Rise" [Paid Membership Required] 6/15
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks rise on central bank hopes" MarketWatch 6/15
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6/15
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 6/15
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 6/15

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